Blaž Zgaga

first_img Ljubljana-based freelance investigative journalist Blaž Zgaga is the co-author of “In the Name of the State,” a bestseller about arms trafficking in the Balkans in 1990s, when it was a regional speciality. In 2000, he exposed the existence of clandestine US intelligence operations in the Balkans and was facing a five-year jail sentence for revealing “military secrets” until finally acquitted. Far from being discouraged, he went on to trigger a political earthquake in Slovenia by revealing that senior Slovenian officials had received kickbacks from a contract with a Finnish arms manufacture. The many public figures hit by the scandal include former Prime Minister Janez Janša, who received a two-year jail sentence in June 2013. Follow the news on Slovenia Malahat Nasibova Azerbaijan Find out more Europe – Central AsiaSlovenia Help by sharing this information Serhiy Leshchenko Ukraine Find out more Ganimat Zahid Azerbaijan Find out more Muhammad Bekjanov Uzbekistan Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts to go further See more Europe – Central AsiaSlovenia Information hero Blaž Zgaga Hasan Cemal Turkey Find out morelast_img read more

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Woods scored twice to lead Rebels past Leafs 5-3

first_imgWoods finished the game with three points while Breese had a four-point night.Eamonn Miller and Andy Fitzpatrick replied for the Leafs.Nelson out shot the Rebels 39-28 in the contest, but could not get any timely goals on winning netminder Logan Sawka of the Rebels.Patrick Ostermann was in goal for Nelson, which has lost four straight games.Nelson, falling to 17-24-0-0-2, finished the month of January with a 2-4-0-0-1 record.Both teams do it all over against Friday when Nelson hosts Castlegar at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. The Castlegar Rebels scored three first period goals en route to a 5-3 victory over the Nelson Leafs in a penalty-filled Kootenay International Junior Hockey League contest Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Tayden Woods, Ed Lindsey and Christ Breese scored in the opening frame to give the visitors the insurmountable lead.Nelson cut the lead to 3-1 in the second period on power play goal by Max Daerendinger, taking advantage of a five-minute penalty to Mike Bhatoa for cross checking.Then with four minutes and change remaining in the second frame, the teams took a break from hockey as a handful of players were ejected for fighting.The teams traded goals in the third period as Woods, with his second of the game, and Nick Headrick scored for the Rebels.last_img read more

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Fishing the North Coast: Record rains blow out North Coast rivers

first_imgThe parade of storms that pounded the North Coast earlier this week pushed some of our coastal rivers above flood stage, and the ones that didn’t flood, were right on the verge.We haven’t seen this much water flowing in our rivers since the floods of 1997, at least that’s what I’ve been hearing. Needless to say, our steelhead season is now in a bit of a holding pattern for all rivers not named Smith.Speaking of the quick-clearing Smith, it should be in plunkable shape by Thursday and in …last_img

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49ers want no part of Rams’ Aaron Donald sack-record pursuit

first_imgSANTA CLARA — If Aaron Donald breaks the NFL’s single-season sack record Sunday, it will come at the 49ers’ expense, and not necessarily Nick Mullens’.The 49ers offensive linemen are on alert. They’ve discussed Donald’s record quest. They want no part of it, other than to deny it in Sunday’s regular-season finale at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.Donald has 19 1/2 sacks and needs four more to break Michael Strahan’s record, set with the 2001 New York Giants.“It’s our job to not have him …last_img

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An Update On Removing the Social Apps from My Phone

first_imgSome time ago, I removed the social apps from my phone. Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. LinkedIn. Snapchat (an app I have never entirely understood).I removed these apps because I no longer welcome the interruptions, the notifications, or the distraction. Whatever their utility, you will not find it in picking up your phone 12 times an hour, and the small screen of infinite distraction should not have that great a hold on your limited time and attention.I am less and less inclined to pick up my phone. Without the social apps, the phone is less of a distraction. There aren’t nearly as many reasons to look at the screen. Instead, it has been transformed back into being more of a phone, and less a computer.The time I spend on social channels has naturally declined. I find them mostly banal and boring, and I often find myself launching Feedly and reviewing the websites that I find to provide useful content and engaging conversations. While there is plenty of material from the sources I have culled over time at on Feedly, these sites also vet links to other content, making it easier to find new discoveries without spending time browsing.Because I travel, I have kept YouTube on the phone, especially since it is now possible to download videos to listen to when traveling. I have subscribed to a dozen or so channels, and before a trip, I download a few videos to listen to as if they were podcasts. I have also kept my podcast apps so I can listen to content while traveling and driving.I continue to leave my phone behind without meaning to. I leave it on my desk or in the car. I walk out of rooms without taking my phone with me, and I am not uncomfortable at distances of 20 or more feet away from said phone, something that once seemed to violate the laws of physics, as well as causing an increased heart rate, profuse sweating, difficulty in breathing, and violent convulsions.I don’t want to be interrupted 12 times an hour. I don’t want to be distracted from what deserves my attention. Saying yes to small things means saying no to your bigger goals. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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New coach wants to more output from Foton imports

first_imgLATEST STORIES “If I’m going to rate our performance earlier, we’re just 60 to 70 percent. Like I said, hopefully, we improve on our mistakes,” he said on Saturday at the start of the Grand Prix tournament at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Tornadoes leaned on their hard-hitting trio of Brooke Kranda, Elizabeth Wendel and Dindin Santiago-Manabat, who combined for 46 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKranda, a former Michigan State University star in the US NCAA, scored a game-high 21 points in her professional debut while Manabat and Canadian import Wendel had 14 and 11 points, respectively.Abella is pleased to see Manabat back in action after suffering an ACL injury last conference, but expects more from his imports particularly on the offensive end in the coming games. “Actually, we’re expecting a little more. But since it’s only their first game here in the Philippines, their performance is acceptable, but hopefully, they can provide us with more offensive power in our next game.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rommel Abella emerged a winner in his head coaching debut in the Philippine Superliga, but the multi-titled mentor was not overly satisfied with how his new team Foton performed to open the 2018 season.The Tornadoes turned back the Generika-Ayala Life Savers, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, but Abella wants to more from his team in the coming games.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH UAAP volleyball: FEU holds off UP, joins Ateneo at fourth Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

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INDIA OPENER SACHIN DEPARTS EARLY VS WI

first_imgIndia opener Sachin Tendulkar departed early against West Indies in their World Cup Group B match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai, on Sunday.This is last league game of the World Cup before the knock out stage that stars from Wednesday. If India win this match they will earn nine points and finish second of the Group B table and that way they will play Australia in the quarter-fianls. If they lose this match they will play Sri Lanka in the next stage. India have rested their regular opener Virender Sehwag and playing Suresh Raina in his place. Ashish Nehra has been replaced by local boy R Ashwin, who will add depth in the spin department.West Indies has excluded Chris Gayle and and Kemar Roach. Krik Edwards and Ravi Rampaul have been included.Teams -West Indies: Kirk Edwards, Devon Smith, Darren Bravo, R Sarwan, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Devon Thomas(w), Darren Sammy(c), Sulieman Benn, Devendra Bishoo, Ravi Rampaul India: Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Yusuf Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patellast_img read more

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Rohit fractures finger, out of ODI series

first_imgIndia’s injury woes refused to end as Rohit Sharma was on Saturday ruled out of the remainder of the five-match ODI series against England after suffering a fracture in the index finger of his right hand.Sharma was hit by a Stuart Broad delivery in the 38th over of the Indian innings during the first ODI at Chester-le-Street.Rohit was struck on the glove by a short ball from Stuart Broad off the first ball he faced. He received some attention from the physio and grimaced when the swollen index finger on his right hand was touched. He felt the field immediately and went to the hospital, where scans revealed a fracture.He has been advised rest for three weeks to recover from his injury and it automatically puts him out of the remaining four ODIs.Sharma retired hurt after facing that ball. He went for a check up and a fracture was confirmed though no official word has come from the BCCI yet on his availability for the series.Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary is likely to replace Rohit for the remaining matches.It has been a disastrous tour for India as many leading players, including Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and Yuvraj Singh suffered injuries at various stages of the tour.Tendulkar had to miss Saturday’s opening match due a toe injury.last_img read more

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TFA OFFERS CONDOLENCES TO MEALLY FAMILY

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Christine Meally (nee Sterling) who passed away on Saturday 4 August 2007 after a long battle with cancer.Christine, a popular, well respected, and long serving referee at State and National level will be sadly missed.Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with Graham, Rebecca, Shona, and the Sterling and Meally families. Chris was widely regarded as the best female referee to have been involved in the sport.The talented whistle-blower was a pioneer for female referees and broke new ground by being one of the very first females to referee Men’s Premier League equivalent matches in New South Wales, as well as the Men’s Open division at National Championship level during her esteemed career through the late 1980’s and early to mid 1990’s.Christine’s knowledge of the game, superior communication skills, and advanced interpretation of the rules gave her control in the middle and a commanding presence.However, it was her rapport with players as well as her passion, commitment, talent, and professionalism for the discipline that ensured she garnered the respect of all those whom she officiated over and with.Chris took a break from the sport after being diagnosed with cancer to take on the significant challenge of regaining her health. She returned as a player in the Women’s 40’s division in recent times to make good on a goal she had to play with her close friends from the Central Coast Dolphins.After devoting the bulk of her many years involvement in the sport to the technical arm, the refereeing icon received much joy from playing the game she was passionately committed to with her closest friends.Christine’s funeral will be held at the Hillside Chapel Palmdale Memorial Park Lawn Cemetery & Crematorium, Palmdale Road Ourimbah this Thursday August 9 at 9.30am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New South Wales Cancer Council in Christine’s name.last_img read more

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10 months agoArsenal, Juventus alerted as Avdijaj rejects Willem II offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal, Juventus alerted as Avdijaj rejects Willem II offerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDonis Avdijaj plans to leave Willem II at the end of the season.Off contract in June, Avdijaj has refused to consider talks about a new deal with Willem, says Soccernews.nl.Instead, the attacker is ready to leave in June – a decision which has attracted the interest of two of Europe’s biggest clubs.Arsenal and Juventus are both eyeing Avdijaj for a Bosman transfer.Avdijaj, 22, joined Willem II in the summer from Schalke, signing a 12 month deal. last_img

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