In Bocce, Experience Prevails
In a sport for which disputed calls, heated arguments, and old fashioned trash talking are as much a part of the game as a player’s ability to finesse a weighted orb towards a smaller target, Vison...
Elysee Vilsaint: Athlete of the Week
Vilsaint, who last year led York to the CUNYAC championship game against Hunter, was back at it on Saturday, scoring a goal and an assist to lead York to a 2-0 victory.
John Starks, Knicks in Queens Former New York Knick guard John Starks was on hand Sunday as the Knicks held a basketball clinic in Elmhurst. The clinic, held at Frank O’Connor Park, taught youngsters basketball skills and drills.
Fantasy Football Focus On Sunday I was minding my own business, casually keeping up with my casual league and my casually drafted team, when I saw that Donovan McNabb not so casually ate some turf and hurt himself. I pla...
By Nandita Bose MAVAL, India (Reuters) - Voters in a parliamentary constituency in western India could be forgiven for asking the real candidates to please stand up. The race in Maval, a constituency of 1.9 million voters in Maharashtra state, has two real contenders: One is Shrirang Barne of the Shiv Sena, an ally of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that is on track to form the next government. The other is Laxman Jagtap of the Peasants and Workers Party (PWP), an ally of the ruling Congress Party.
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Inter-communal violence is tearing Central African Republic apart but the conflict is not getting the attention, or aid, needed to save hunge numbers of lives, the head of the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday. The UNHCR says it is spending cash there three times as fast as new funds are coming in, putting its mission in jeopardy. "Indeed, we are in trouble," UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres told diplomats as he launched a $274 million appeal. Central African Republic is only one crisis among many demanding U.N. funds stretched by humanitarian needs in South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, as well as natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and above all, Syria.