Maldives police say they uncovered plot to attack school

first_imgMALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives say they have uncovered a planned attack on a school involving eight suspected members of an Islamic State-affiliated group arrested last November. Police say the suspects attempted to build an explosive device on a boat at sea, conducted training on uninhabited islands and attempted to recruit children. Police raided the boat and found items that could be used to build a bomb on board and gun cartridges in the shallow sea. They say the suspects were arrested after police were tipped off by foreign intelligence agencies, and evidence was found in seized cellphones of a plan to attack a school while exams were in progress.last_img read more

Ajax place €40m price-tag on Barcelona target

first_img The La Liga giants have been linked with a move for the Cameroonian international, with Bayern Munich rumoured to be chasing Marc Ter Stegen. Ajax have placed a €40M price tag on Barcelona target Andre Onana, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph this weekend.Advertisement Any potential movement is likely to be based on a chain reaction caused by Manuel Neuer unwillingness to sign a new contract at the Bavarian club.Hans Dieter-Flick could then replace the 34-year old World Cup winner with Ter Stegen, leaving a space at the Camp Nou.However, Quique Setien’s side are not the only European powerhouse monitoring Onana, with Chelsea and PSG also tracking the 24-year old.Read Also: Chelsea star breaks ups four-year romance after texts to ex-pole dancerOnana came through the Barcelona youth ranks as a teenager, after joining from the Samuel Eto’o youth academy in 2010.He left for Ajax in 2015, without making a first team appearance under Luis Enrique, and has since established himself as first choice keeper for the Eredivisie side in the last four seasons.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of Targaryen6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Most Popular Movies With Sylvester StalloneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can Resistlast_img read more

NHL and North Dakota: Everything you need to know about the league’s possible return

first_imgThe 31 NHL teams have between 11 and 14 regular-season games remaining with four playoff rounds to potentially play.Why North Dakota?A Great Plains state, North Dakota has a population of 762,062, per the 2019 census, and the fourth-lowest population density in the United States. The 19th-largest in area, it also has the fourth smallest population.According to CNN, as of April 6, it has the second-lowest number of reported cases among the 50 states with 207 cases, which equates to 27 per 100,000 residents. By comparison, New York which has been the hardest hit state has 672 cases per 100,000.What is the potential venue?The Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks is the home of the University of North Dakota Division I men’s ice hockey team and has served as the host for two international events: the 2005 World Junior Championships and the 2016 World Under-18 men’s tournament.Opened in 2001, the $104 million facility holds a capacity crowd of 11,643 and includes a 10,000 sq. ft. weight room and underwater treadmill, 14 locker rooms, and an extra sheet of ice that is Olympic-sized.Current NHLers including Brock Boeser (Canucks), Aaron Dell (Sharks), Derek Forbort (Flames), Zach Parise (Wild), T.J. Oshie (Capitals) and Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks) played their college hockey for UND at Engelstad Arena.MORE: Instances when Stanley Cup wasn’t awardedReactions around the leagueWinnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice spoke Monday to reporters about the possibility of his team playing in North Dakota and other neutral sites for the Stanley Cup playoffs, stressing the preference is to play in front of hometown fans.”It’s gonna be something unusual,” he said. “The first thought is the Winnipeg Jets fans, I’d like to play in front of them, right? Everybody wants to play in front of their home crowd.”MORE: Maurice envisions healthy playoff hockeyBefore the season was paused, the Jets were sitting in the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference. The veteran head coach added that he just wants to play, no matter the location. “I’m not much of a TV watcher at all, but I’ve been surfing TV recently at night and if there was a hockey game on, man, I’d be watching it,” Maurice said. “I don’t care where games are played. I want it at home in Winnipeg, but we just want to play. It’d be wonderful, maybe partial distraction, for some people who are dealing with tough times to watch a game.”Edmonton Oilers defensemen Darnell Nurse said he would love to play games in front of their fans, but is willing to play anywhere.”It’s kind of conflicting because as players, this is our job. But at the same time, we have a very loyal fanbase who comes out and supports us each and every night, who’s been hungry for us to be in this position that we’ve been in for a long time,” Nurse said. “You want to reward them by being able to play in front of them and that’s kind of the conflict. I’m sure, no matter where it is, they’ll bring out the best now.” It’s been more than three weeks now since the NHL went on pause on March 12. Since then a number of ideas have been tossed out in regards to how and when the league will stage the season if it resumes.One proposal, as reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, has the NHL playing the rest of the 2019-20 regular season and playoffs in North Dakota, if given the all-clear to resume play amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. last_img read more