Russia expels EU diplomats over Navalny as tensions rise

first_imgMOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry says it is expelling diplomats from Sweden, Poland and Germany, accusing them of attending a rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as international tensions grew over the jailing of the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. The announcement came as the European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that the treatment of Navalny represents “a low point” in the relations between Brussels and Moscow. The Russian Foreign Ministry said the diplomats took part in what it called “unlawful” rallies Jan. 23. Tens of thousands of people across Russia took to the streets that day to protest Navalny’s arrest. European officials immediately denounced the move.last_img read more

Hungry Warner still has ‘a lot to prove’

first_imgHYDERABAD Sunrisers coach, Tom Moody, credits mental resilience and preparation for star opening batsman’s flying start to IPL season.David Warner has been hailed for his mental resilience after returning to the IPL “with a lot to prove” following the expiry of his 12-month ban for orchestrating Australia’s ball-tampering scandal.Warner has made a blockbuster start to the IPL season, hitting 85, 69 and an unbeaten 100 in his three matches with the Sunrisers Hyderabad so far.Tom Moody, the Western Australian all-rounder who was part of Australia’s World Cup winning sides in 1987 and 1999, said Warner was as hungry for success as ever.“He is in a very good place. He has come back full of enthusiasm, full of determination and with a lot to prove,” Moody said, ahead of Hyderabad’s next match, against the Ricky Ponting-coached Delhi Capitals last night.“David Warner – and I think all top players are the same – they have got an unquenchable thirst for the game and to have success in the game. That thirst certainly hasn’t been withdrawn by any means.“He has always had a very positive mindset. He is a very determined and resilient individual.“I think to endure what he and (Steve) Smith and (Cameron Bancroft) had to over 12 months, there has to be a lot of mental toughness.“There has to be a lot of resilience. You could very easily find yourself down for long periods of time.”Moody also hailed Warner’s preparation during his ban to enable him to make a seamless reintroduction to the highest level of cricket he’s played since being suspended.“We’ve seen over his career what makes him unique as a player. Yes, he’s had to sit out of top-flight cricket, international cricket, for 12 months. But David Warner has been preparing for six months, too, for his comeback,” Moody said.“He’s played a couple of franchise tournaments over that 12-month period. He has obviously played club cricket in Sydney as well. Okay, it’s not the same standard, but he’s been preparing more mentally and technically.“His game technically is relatively sound, so it’s the case of getting him sorted mentally and he welcomed the start of this tournament and for him to get back on the horse, so to speak.”last_img read more

Don Schmitt, 80, Winfield: Nov. 14, 1933 – Nov. 26, 2013

first_imgDon SchmittDon Schmitt, of Winfield, died Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in Winfield at the age of 80.Donald was born the son of Maxine (Cox) and Carroll Pete Schmitt on November 14, 1933 in Salina.Donald served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He will be miss by all that knew him.Survivors include daughters, Melisa Carmicheal and her husband Robert of South Haven, Dana Keithley of Winfield, granddaughters, Michelle Decaire and her husband Andy of Washington State, Mandy Curry and her husband Bryan of Casa Grande, Arizona, grandsons, Crew and Kalon DeVine of Washington State.He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dick Schmitt.A private Inurnment will take place at the Geuda Springs Cemetery, Geuda Springs. Cremation has taken place.Memorials have been established in his loving memory with Cowley County Humane Society, 7648 222nd road, Winfield 67156. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Fifth Annual Fall Fest 5K- one mile Fun Run is Oct. 4

first_imgDon’t forget to get signed up for the 5th Annual Fall Fest 5k and 1 mile Fun Run that is happening in Wellington on Saturday, October 4th. The course is the same as previous years and is a scenic route through Wellington. The early registration date to guarantee a shirt is September 24th so make sure and get your entry in soon.Entries should be turned in at Alison Rusk’s State Farm located at 116 West Lincoln in Wellington. OR You can also sign up online this year at The 2014 brochure is attached to this email.Only $25 for both races or $20 for the 5k and $10 for the 1 mile before September 24th. Fees will go up after this date, so hurry! All runners will receive a long sleeve t-shirt. Runners and Walkers Welcome!Stay after the race and enjoy the Fall Fest festivities downtown.We hope to see you at the race as we “run for those who can’t”!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more