MH17 destroyed. What are the details?

Malaysian aircraft destroyed killing hundreds of innocent victims over Ukraine airspace.

Are Russia to blame?

Ukraine Plane

By now the world has all heard of the shocking events that took place on Thursday involving airline flight MH17. The airliner, which was shot out of the sky, crashed and killed all 298 people on board. The crash site landed over Eastern Ukraine, in the midst of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Many forces believe that pro-Russian separatists were to blame for the downing of the aircraft, murdering its crew. The flight was on course from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The majority of citizens on board were Dutch. One was dual American. The others include 43 Malaysians (including 15 crew), 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians and 10 Britons (including one with dual South African nationality), four Germans, four Belgians, three from the Philippines, and one each from Canada and New Zealand.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied being at fault nor any involvement with Russia and added Ukraine “bears responsibility” for the crash. The Ukrainian government claim the pro-Russian rebels removed 38 bodies from the crash site leading to calls of cover ups.

The separatists were also accused of stealing luggage from the deceased crash victims. They also took the black box recorder and said it was “on its way to Moscow.” Why Moscow are receiving the box as well as amid fears of evidence tampering casts a dangerous light on Russia and its interactions with the world in these conflicting times.

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The plane had also been carrying a UN worker and officials specialising in the AIDS health problem which casts another shadow over Russia with their recent abuses to gay citizens and assumption all gay men carry the predicament.

Ukrainian officials called it “an act of terrorism” and calls for Europe to renew its position with Russia has been mentioned.

It is believed the separatists had significant technology to shoot down the plane traced back to exclusive Russian military systems.

President Obama instantly called President Putin to discuss the situation briefly.

Whilst Putin may choose to deny the issues at hand, and in the case with the benefit of the doubt, if Russia is at fault, it needs to take responsibility rather than deny everything said towards the nation as a general routine.

Putin has had months of time to de-escalate the Ukrainian crisis and why this still continues is amazing to all among the world. Putin can call off the rebels at any time and should do so.

If this is a ‘Cold War resurgence’ of recapturing all the previous countries that sought independence from Russia should be left alone and respected. Building relationships with them as communicate countries is what is needed, not to use methods of fear to scare the world or neighbouring countries. This will only ever make Russia and Putin look weak, something they think responsibility would do instead.

What President Putin fails to understand is that any actions from pro-Russian separatists directly affect Russia and its influence on them. Reports claim the separatists were trained by Russian troops and are being used to conduct the fighting in Ukraine to directly shift full Russian blame.

The evening following the crash, on Friday, totalitarian dictator David Cameron was enjoying himself in London’s glitzy West End at the theatre watching the play Warhorse. He was said to have been informed of the on-going details.

Amid such world crisis Cameron watches theatre plays instead on night out.

Amid such world crisis David Cameron watches theatre plays instead on night out.

Russia had also been accused of using propagandist methods on its television news station Russia Today, which used to be independent, now said to be influenced by the Kremlin instead. One journalist quit the station over its treatment of the news story.

Pro-Russian separatists claim the Ukrainian forces took down the aircraft.

Inspectors are at the crash site whilst over help to give the deceased as dignified a death as possible are helping retrieve the bodies.

In recent months Malaysia and its airlines have been dogged with trauma after previous flight MH370 crashed off the coast of Australia. The flight remains an unsolved mystery. Its black box flight recorder has not been located and is feared to have lost all its data.

Vladimir Putin’s real life game of Risk is a major one indeed. Putin needs to understand that he does not have to accept the world’s decisions on everything, however the communist state must be able to communicate with the rest of the world despite certain country principals involving democracy and such others. If Putin can show he is a world leader that can effectively stand tall with other nations than impose on them, then he will be respected and considered when making suggestive influence on decisions of the world. Currently, Putin has no trust, respect and effectively with the world, which it spent over forty plus and even centuries to rebuild a communicative platform. Whatever the case, Putin needs to think and act accordingly that will change course in a fair and concise manner that allows everyone to live their lives their way, including Russians. Running around with weaponry only makes a country look weaker by the day, especially if it can stop the fighting at the click of its fingers.

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The Crimean Crisis

After yesterday’s shocking events in the Crimean crisis in which a Ukrainian soldier was killed and another fatally injured by Russian protesters the situation is developing at a rapidly catastrophic rate.

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Hours after signing a treaty to annex Crimea into Russian borders based on reports of 60% of Russian citizens populating the country, and after Sunday’s referendum, the gunfire occurred on Tuesday.

Though Russian President Vladimir Putin will not simply hand Crimea back, he should smooth over relations and ease tensions with Ukrainian’s and Russian protesters. After many see this as an act of Putin rallying Russians to do the work for him, Russia and all its resources are isolating itself from the rest of the world.

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With condemnation from the United States, Great Britain and Europe with the EU officials also Putin must be prepared to accept reprimands. In order to avoid this Putin could make ‘good gestures’ though handing back Crimea is unlikely. For Putin, many say he is worried about his look to people as a strong leader. For Putin isolation from the rest of the world since building communication with the west and Europe strongly over years past, is something unwelcomed by all. Everyone wants to have strong and fair dialogue with Russia but such actions are going to cause separation. No one wants a war of any kind, including Russia. After building strong communications with all, Russia must repair this bond and again, accept sanctions of some kind.

If Russia can offer an alternative, this could ease a few tensions, even if the upset is too deeply broken. If Russia plans on ‘turning off its taps’ to Europe with gas supplies, this would also be another huge mistake. Europe are a collective whole. They are as one. In times of strife if the gas is cut off, they will be forced to band together to find a new supply. This means Russia will become obsolete in terms of energy provider over time. Europe will find a new source of productivity leaving Russia alone once more.

A police officer and pro-Russian demonstrators tussle with a topless Femen activist outside the Crim

Russia have since shown no real interest to remain a part of the G8 after discussion of possible removal from the group. Unfortunately for Russia, this is one action that looks likely. Maybe this will give them a chance to reflect upon after the tensions pass on its position with the rest of the world.

We have always been supportive of Russia over handling of the Edward Snowden situation and Syrian conflict intervention. This is a very different matter however. Russia, nor any country, can act this way and expect free reign.

It is key to have Russia’s involvement in world affair’s but the mild ‘invasion’ of troops in Crimea to begin with to put pressure on nervousness in the region was not acceptable under international law, which has been broken.

Despite the signed treaty declaring Crimea to Russia, the region still belongs to the Ukraine. Should Ukraine fall into turmoil with no acting official then it falls to the hands of the United Nations/NATO to decide. The treaty is no Magna Carta. It is not worth the paper it is printed on. If Russia want to rejoin Crimea to the Russian regions it should talk and discuss political issues with its ‘owners’ Ukraine. It has to be done legally and not with short options on the ballot paper.

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The initial reports have also been stated that Catherine the Great declared should Crimea retain Independence once more, the country returns to the province of Turkey. This was stated under the Ottoman law by the Russian Queen Catherine II herself.

As reiterated, Russia need to be a part of world affairs and discussions, but cannot create these actions of tension and expect no repercussions. If an area/country wants St. Petersberg or Moscow one day when they wake up, can they have it because they want it?  For now, at this very moment, Russia’s priority is to ease the tension with gunfire with sincerity for recent actions in diplomatic terms.

 

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London 2012, Day 7 Results

London 2012, Day 7 Results:

Swishing competition away

Men’s Cycling Team Pursuit sped forward as Great Britian bested Denmark to qualify, before the Brit boys continued forth to gain the gold medals in another tantalising race in the velodrome.

Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh, Ed Clancy and Steven Burke romped home with clean interlocking changes, set a new world record at a swift 3.51.659

Jake Humphrey of BBC Sport announcing claimed the cycling team would probably hear a crowd noise from Manchester, whilst in London. They didn’t.

He would go on to add, a “remarkable, special moment” aren’t they the exact same meaning?

Golden Boys

Australia lost a man along the way, and ended with silver in a challenging effort.

New Zealand entered in third for bronze.

The boys put on an expert race.

JH – “Chris Hoy crowned our greatest Olympian.” Hoy at six medals is behind Bradley Wiggins, who accumulated seven before the cycling, earlier in the week.

Female Team Pursuit

The Women’s team pursuit claimed another line from Mr.Humphrey “you grew up with this kind of thing” he uttered to Mark Cavendish, who used to do this “thing” we call cycling/sport.

Vickie Peddle-ton

After dismay one day prior, Victoria Pendleton rode home to grab the gold also. Someone get her a golden V-plate!

Golden V-Plate!

China’s silver medalist Guo Shuang and Hong Kong’s bronze medalist Lee Wai Sze also made the podium.

Viewers complaining, prompting a demotion or depletion of Humphrey’s character in prominence on BBC Sport was asked.

Giving viewers the hump.

Men’s Hockey played out with GB beating Pakistan at the riverbank arena to continue to the next round. The atmosphere was relaxed and communal with a band of drummers and trumpeteers enthusing the crowd with renditions of Rule Britiannia and I love you baby.

Brit Jocks jack pucks!

Men’s Trampoline had China win gold with Dong Dong and Lu Chun Long taking a bronze as Russian Dmitry Ushakov took silver. All where gentlemanly sports. Dong even signed an autograph for a fan after dropping a programme magazine and pen, from above, before leaving to the side entry.

Dong Dong merrily on high…

After Badminton’s awkward underline two days ago, mixed doubles saw China take on China. One of the South Korean’s involved in the hubbabaloo beforehand was said to be retiring from the sport as a result.

Judo jousters

Karina Bryant nabbed bronze in the +78 kg classification, after losing to Sugimoto. Idalys Ortiz of Cuba took a monumental gold for her nation.

Teddy Riner of France obtained a gold medal in the event for the +100kg final.

Ricardo Blas, at a beefy 35 stone, put Guam on the map for Judo with an impressive outing before leaving the completion in defeat.

Take the label off that drink, Woh-Oh-Oh-a-Ohhh!

President Vladimir Putin, who previously popped in for a chat with Dave Cam in number 10, discussing Syria briefly, both watched on in attendance, filling a few more empty seats. He had celebrated Tagir Khaibulaev’s judo-ific win on Thursday.

Alan Campbell raced to an excruciating exertion though secured a bronze for Team GB in a pleasing effort. in the single sculls.

4 man 1500m quads gave Germany a gold as Croatia landed second. Australia rowed into third to catch a bronze in another sensational rowing bonanza.

Christopher Morgan, Karsten Forsterling, James McRae, Daniel Noonan.

Argentina lost out to Roger Federer in Tennis at the Wimbledon grounds over a 4h 26m duel on the grass court.

Roger was fed to Murray once more as both clash for the final in a Wimbledon replay, this time for Olympic gold. R-Fed downed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina as Murray mashed Djokovic.

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Murray with his Team GB sweatbands on, till he threw them in the crowd.

Boxing

Andrew Selby and Freddie Evans of GB both advanced into the quaterfinals.

Men’s 50m freestyle gained a new perspective when Florent Manaudau of France clocked 21.34 over Cullen Jones and Brazilian Cesar Cielo to mass delight, where he splashed the water and wet the guy above the pool’s trousers! Manaudau is already being hailed as the new force of swimming to ascend by the media.

Goin’ with the Flo

Flo Rida, to gold

Women’s 50m Freestyle also saw the semi’s go on, with Ranomi Kromowidjojo take time of 24.07 going forward to finals. Brit’s Fran Halsall and Amy Smith raced too, though only Halsall advanced, as Smith narrowly missed out. Belarus also took Aliaksandra Hersimenia through.

Sploosh! She done it again!

Rowing rapture

Men’s double sculls 

After ending near every race in first to qualify in all heats, Will Satch and George Nash, both 22, landed victory in a groundbreaking win for the talented pair as the ones to beat, with a worthy bronze medal.

Joseph Sullivan and Nathan Cohen took gold for New Zealand.

We were all on Satch-watch!

The New Zewi’s win gold.

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins steered to success in the Women’s double sculls. Supporting one another perfectly, another batch of electric crowds roared generously, willingly them to cross the line for country as well as themselves.

This is what needs fixing in the country to build a sustainable nation to greatness once more, as what Britain is, yet slightly defragmented with society at large. Sport has proven to bring the country closer together, a testament to reform the nation positively. Government need to implement ways to re-integrate society through social standing and not dividing the nation. To do that, we need incentives, programmes and motivation to encourage a future, helping people gain work as a starting point of that rather than forcing them into things as a dominance, sport adds with this relevance.

Ben Ainslie’s rivals made him angry and he said he would make them pay. Ainslie could be on course for a medal, in the Sailing events after finishing fruitfully to lead into a strong start for silver in the Finn event.

Swimming  Sensations!

Backstroke 200m

Missy done good

Seventeen year old Missy Franklin took the water by storm, sheering off competition to claim a new world record at 2.04.06. She took it way over the WR lining. Excellent work.

Elizabeth Simmonds of GB held her own, competently in second for most of the time, until final legs saw her hold a sustainable fourth place. Anastasia Zueva and Elizabeth Beisel held the top two positions after first.

Butterfly 100m

Paragon Phelps

The butterfly ended with the paragon of the pool Michael Phelps who leaves his last individual race of the games with a time of 51.21 putting him in first place for gold once more. Phelps now bests his medal count of twenty yesterday to twenty-one today, including seventeen gold’s overall. Extraordinary.

Le Clos, with a picturesq outline

Chad Le Clos again proved profitable, however ripples sent as he and Russian Evgeny Korotyshkin both tied for silver in a dramatic race all round, at 51.44. All were closely tailing one another in a tense swim.

Women’s 800m

Fear the unknown. Ledecky lavishes gold.

Hometown hero Rebecca Adlington took her esteemed race notoriety respectably though fell at the final stretch in a gruelling swim earning a bronze medal for her hearty efforts. Mireia Belamonte-Garcia of Spain played possum until powering through to silver.

15, 21 and 23. Youth proving profitable for swimming.

The shockwaves came from the unknown contender Katie Ledecky. The fifteen year old American astonished the race, and proved to be a ground-breaking star up and coming for Olympic swimming in a well-deserved debut outing. She would take our Goggle Guru award today. Exceptional.

Rebecca Adlington had high expectation placed on her shoulders, enforced by the media and them alone, where Adlington also expressed it was too much, even though doing so with grace and intent. As Adlington further expressed, winning bronze is no easy feat and is no embarrassment against extreme competition, aswell as comprising the sport itself valuably.

The only way is Ennis!

Jessica Ennis started athletics today at the Olympic stadium in East London, with events in shotput, hurdles, 200m sprint and women’s bar.

In heat five, Ennis, in lane seven, crossed the line as Dafne Schippers of Netherlands, lane two, powered through, with a time of 22.83, which became a tie for both. Both crossed in first place in extraordinary scenes. Katerina Johnson-Thompson for Team GB also raced to 23.73 at just 19 years of age.

Upon our results postings, the BBC said it was “impossible to cover everything” after seeing us give results to the Olympics for a worldwide audience as well as cover the “minor sports” unrecognised/neglected. Now, the Beeb have chosen to mention words written by this writer in glorious animation and now placed onto their agenda to cover all the sports available.

Only when I do it, eh?

Another interesting notion to mention, that the BBC, the official and only Olympic broadcaster in the country opened up a staggering twenty-four Olympic TV channels to cover all the sports, which initially stated they couldn’t “cover everything.”

Forgive me for being professional.

They even had The Times journalist Alyson Rudd on the show, even answering a question from a fourteen year old stating he “wanted to be a journalist.” Journalism takes years to ‘do’ and isn’t just about writing a few words. It is as fierce, if not fiercer than sport to get into. Journalism is a stubborn market that will only tend to accept those who look good on paper than those with artistic flair.

The country and the profession should be looking toward those who work their back hinds off, with immense passion and dedication to the industry who can provide tenfold than some already taking their so called ‘jobs’ for granted and abusing their ‘ethical’ rights, which causes a mass mockery of the industry and has forced journalism to become the shoddy outlook it receives today. You should look to freelance before choosing random people who are ‘interested’ or ‘fancy a go’ before choosing to be bored and then move on afterwards.

Choose commitment, first and foremost.

Only then, will we enforce social mobility so that youth can be thrust into the educational system to develop and work towards a goal. Increase those who have it today, in late twenties, and then early teens will be able to fill the void afterwards, obviously. There are still 50-60 working years left in a late 20 year old, according to the government, so how do you get them moving when you hold them back?

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