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Fears of violence in Libya as UN struggles to manage postponement of elections | Libya

The United Nations is scrambling to manage the postponement of the Libyan presidential elections, due to take place on December 24, amid growing fears that an impending political vacuum could lead to renewed violence and economic chaos. There has been no official postponement announcement, but all parties agree that the …

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Chateau leads the way to victory in Gravesend

OZONE PARK, NY – Michael Dubb’s Castle dominated at every call point as a mutual favorite in Sunday’s $ 100,000 Gravesend, a six-stage sprint for kids ages 3 and up on the main track fast from the Aqueduct racetrack. Chateau, ridden from outermost Post 5 by Kendrick Carmouche, beat the …

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Hypersport Eyes Two Turns – Passé le fil

The filly to blame Hypersport releases the maiden at Oaklawn on December 3, 2021. (Coady Photography) HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Although the sample size is small, Hypersport has the distinction of having completed the 6 fastest stages in Oaklawn history by a 2 year old. Now the daughter of the …

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Randy Boyd of the University of Tennessee to compete in Antarctic marathon

UPDATE: Randy Boyd’s plane to Antarctica has been delayed again. The group’s plan has now been pushed back a day and Boyd intends to make the trip on Friday and run the marathon on Saturday. The president of the University of Tennessee system, Randy Boyd, takes the motto “Everywhere you …

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Duterte in the Philippines quits Senate race in new electoral twist

The president filed withdrawal papers with the election commission hours after his longtime aide Senator Christopher “Bong Go” did the same, a decision Duterte’s spokesman said was to allow him to serve better the country. The constitution bars Duterte, 76, from running for re-election as president, but he was allowed …

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Kenya: Cheserek and Kiplagat win Nandi 15km road titles

Beatrice Cheserek and Amos Kiplagat are the winners of Koitalel Nandi’s first 15 km road race held in Nandi County on Sunday. The race, organized under the theme “Running to end gender-based violence”, was postponed from October due to the death of 2015 world cross-country champion Agnes Tirop. The race, …

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Swiss skier Odermatt dominates 2nd GS of World Cup season

Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt speeds up the course during the first downhill of an alpine ski, the men’s World Cup giant slalom, in Val D’Isère, France on Saturday, December 11, 2021 (AP Photo / Gabriele Facciotti) Gabriele Facciotti PA VAL d’Isère, France Marco Odermatt let out a cry and puffed up …

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Road closures planned for this weekend

After a pandemic hiatus, the Napa Wine Country Half Marathon in Sonoma and Rose 5k are back this weekend, rain or shine. The races, which will bring 3,500 runners to the Plaza, could disrupt traffic Saturday between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and Sunday between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., …

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Why amateur runners need another race to shoot for

“],” renderIntial “: true,” wordCount “: 350}”> Last Friday, at its annual meeting, USA Track and Field announced the qualifying standards for the 2024 US Olympic trials in the marathon. As many had anticipated, the bar has been raised: men who wish to participate in the 2024 Trials will have …

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Tuesday is Election Day in the race for the open seat of the Jacksonville City Council

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Results of a city-wide special election in Jacksonville are expected by Tuesday night. Voters will vote to fill the Jacksonville City Council seat vacated by the late Tommy Hazouri. The former chairman of the council and mayor died in September. “The winner of this election will not …

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