81, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away on April 23, 2017 with her family at her side. Rita was a middle and high school teacher with the Maplewood, NJ, Board of Education for 45 years prior to her retirement in 1994. Prior to teaching in Maplewood she had also taught in Holy Family Academy, Bayonne. Rita was a member of the N.J.E.A. and Saint Mary’s Church Rosary Society. Rita was predeceased by her parents, Joseph & Rose (nee: Sisk) Weaver; siblings, James Weaver and Joyce Ponik; and a niece Christine. She is survived by a brother, Robert Weaver; nieces & nephews, Michael, David, Rosemarie, George and Rosellen. Grand-nieces & nephews Erin, Dylan, Casey and Christopher; and great-great nieces, Sadie and Riley. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Rita’s memory to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24 E. 19th St.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s defense minister says a joint Turkish-Russian observation center to monitor a cease-fire deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh will become operational on Saturday. Hulusi Akar said in a statement on Friday that a Turkish general and 38 personnel, would be on duty at the center which aims to monitor possible violations of the truce. He did not provide further information. Turkey and Russia agreed to form an observation center shortly after the cease-fire agreement, reached in November, ended six weeks of intense fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Russia, which brokered the cease-fire, has separately deployed nearly 2,000 peacekeepers for at least five years to monitor the agreement.
It comes after a strike by players in November that saw Primera Division fixtures postponed. The new agreement also secures benefits for the players that include paid holiday and maternity leave. “This is an historic day,” said Spain’s sports minister Irene Lozano.Advertisement Promoted Content9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole Movie8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging Players in Spain’s top women’s division have signed a collective agreement on pay and conditions that guarantees them a minimum salary of 16,000 euros (£13,386). “This collective agreement is very important for players who were worried about their future. “It’s also important for all Spanish women because when one group of people makes advances then so does everyone else.” Read Also:Pogba dances, trains alone in Dubai as United teammates head to Spain Ruben Alcaine, president of the Association of Women’s Football Clubs, added: “This is a moment to celebrate.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
(REUTERS)-Three former England captains united on Saturday to condemn the one-match ban given to South African paceman Kagiso Rabada.He will miss the second Test starting on Friday after receiving a fourth demerit point in 24 months for what the International Cricket Council called “inappropriate language” towards batsman Ben Stokes in the first test at Lord’s on Friday.The three previous points were all for “deliberate physical contact” against Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella in February.“It seems a nonsense to me that those two things combined have resulted in a test match ban,” Michael Atherton told Sky Sports viewers after watching film of both incidents.“Three demerit points for that slight bit of contact with Dickwella and then yesterday when it’s hardly directed at Ben Stokes.”“For me it’s ridiculous,” said one of Atherton’s predecessors Ian Botham.“It’s a physical game and you’re talking about heat-of-the-moment exchanges. That’s just a nudge.”A third former captain, David Gower, agreed.“It’s highlighted by the fact that those points from a previous offence mean he’s not going to be playing in the next test match of the series. It is a very, very harsh punishment.”South Africa are already missing paceman Dale Steyn for the whole series with a shoulder injury and on Saturday fellow seamer Vernon Philander was taken to hospital for an x-ray after being hit on the hand during his innings of 52. The x-ray showed no bones were broken.He was last man out as South Africa were dismissed for 361, 97 behind on first innings.