Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends the Eurasian Economic Council in Yerevan, Armenia on Oct. 1, 2019. TEHRAN –President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran supports a plan by Europeancountries to bolster a nuclear deal that Tehran reached with the West in 2015and from which the United States withdrew last year. Rouhani saidthe plan included preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, securing itssupport for regional peace, lifting U.S. sanctions and the immediate resumptionof Iranian oil exports. Speaking duringa weekly cabinet meeting, Rouhani said: “We agree with the general framework bythe Europeans.” France, Britain and Germany had urged Tehran to enter talksabout a new arrangement on the nuclear deal. (AP)
Batesville Boys & Girls Swim Team each got victories over Madison.Girls: Batesville 89 Madison 81Lady Bulldogs finish regular season 18-5 (10-4 EIAC).Boys: BHS 107 Madison 63Bulldogs are 15-5 on the season (9-4 EIAC). Individual Event Winners: Girls : Hanna Cox 200 IM, Emily Gutzwiller 200 free/100 breast, Elizabeth Weiler 100 free, 100 back.Boys: Matt Weiler 100 free/100 back, Thomas Hatcher 200 IM/100 breast, Evan Miller 500 freeJV event winners: Harsh Patel 50 free, 100 free Sarah Poltrack, 100 free Harsh Patel. Improvements: Zach Hall 500 free, Graham Hunter 500 free, Jonathan Kunkel 200 free, Elliot Main 50 free/100 free, Evan Miller 50 back, Lycda Olsen 100 free, Seth Parker 100 free, Harsh Patel 50free/100 free, Damien Pelo 200 free, Sarah Poltrack 100 free/100 back, Ally Ritter 100 fly, Caleb Rogers 100 free, Ben Schwettman 50 free.Submitted by Batesville Coach TJ Greene.
Matthew Abamu was the star player as he has a hand in all th three gold medals won by Nigeria prominent of which was the boys’ singles final of the second leg where he defeated fellow Nigerian Emmanuel Jebutu in the final. Jebutu also hit the spotlight by beating Egyptian top seed, Hussien El Taweel who won the first leg without dropping a set in the semifinal; the Lagos-based player sealing a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 win.Saminu Abubakar from Abuja also paired Abamu to win both legs in the doubles to also help in Nigeria’s haul of five medals which was enough to beat the likes of Benin, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Egypt to the top of the medals chart at the week-long tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 2017 ITF/CAT West and Central Africa 14&Under championship will serve off today at the National Stadium, Lagos with Nigeria as favourite to dominate the five-day team event.The tournament is the qualifiers for the CAT Zone 2 for the African Junior Championship slated for Casablanca, Morocco later this year.Aside Cote d’Ivoire, who withdrew at the weekend, only Ghana, Benin, and Togo registered for the tournament.“Registration has already closed by Sunday evening. Most of the countries did not register apparently because of funds because we expected late registration all through the weekend but we did not get any information from the other countries,” Nigeria Tennis Federation Secretary General, Maria Akande, who confirmed the arrival of Ghana and Togo on Monday, said.Meanwhile, Nigeria reaffirmed it’s supremacy in the West and Central region by topping the medals table at the ITF/CAT 14& Under Circuit which ended in Cotonou, Benin at the weekend.
FIFA Club World Cupfootball First Published: October 18, 2019, 11:48 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Doha: With just over 50 days to go until kick-off, the countdown is well and truly on for the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019.The Official Emblem unveiled on Friday embodies the pinnacle of global club football while highlighting the cultural history of the host country. The most striking element of the Official Emblem reimagines a football as a pearl, in recognition of one of Qatar’s earliest industries. The decoration of the iridescent sphere is inspired by mashrabiyas, traditional architectural elements found in residences across the Middle East.Mashrabiya latticework – like pearl diving – has deep roots, with examples dating back to as early as the Middle Ages. The delicate screens are both decorative and functional, serving the dual purpose of cooling homes and providing an elegant decoration both inside and outside.The colours featured in the emblem are the burgundy that is so characteristic of the Qatari nation and the deep turquoise of Doha Bay. The striking pearl is held aloft by shapes reminiscent of sweeping desert sand and accented with diacritics, a fundamental element of the Arabic alphabet.The 16th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup will take place from December 11-21 2019.