Andy Murray Beats Milos Raonic in Wimbledon Final

Canada’s Milos Raonic fell to Andy Murray in three straight sets but those numbers don’t tell the full story.  Raonic’s serve was only broken once, in the first set which he lost 6 to 4.  The next two sets went to tie-breakers which Murray won 7-6 and 7-6.  Raonic is the first Canadian to reach the men’s final in a grand slam tournament and proved to the world that his game is much stronger than his powerful serve which reached 140 miles an hour.  After the match Raonic admitted the  loss “stings” but he vowed to return to Wimbledon’s centre court. read more

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Central African Republic UN condemns killing of two aid workers

“I express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victims, and to all our humanitarian colleagues tirelessly providing assistance and protection to people in need in CAR,” said Kaarina Immonen, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country. “It is shocking that aid workers have been targeted and these killings must be condemned in the strongest terms.”The two aid workers were in Bossangoa for the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED). Bossangoa is located 300 kilometres north of the capital Bangui, when they were targeted over the weekend.Ms. Immonen urged authorities and all parties to the conflict to “ensure the protection of civilians and the respect for international humanitarian and human rights law, as well as of humanitarian personnel and assets.”The CAR – which has been marked by decades of instability and fighting – witnessed a resumption of violence last December when the Séléka rebel coalition launched a series of attacks. A peace agreement was reached in January, but the rebels again seized the capital, Bangui, in March, forcing President François Bozizé to flee.The recent fighting has further eroded even the most basic services in the country and exacerbated an already dire humanitarian situation affecting the entire population of 4.6 million people, half of whom are children. Currently, 1.6 million people are in dire need of assistance, including food, protection, health care, water, sanitation and shelter.In addition, the absence of the rule of law, grave human rights violations and deplorable attacks against humanitarian personnel and assets have prevented life-saving aid from reaching people in need.“I express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victims, and to all our humanitarian colleagues tirelessly providing assistance and protection to people in need in CAR,” Ms. Immonen added. read more

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