MOSCOW — The 10th annual exhibition of watch and watch accessories is set here in Moscow for October 15-18, 2008 and the World Travel Center.The show will be open to consumers and feature both watches and jewelry.Contact:Olga Davidova “Moscow Watch Salon” Exhibition Project Manager tel/fax+ 7 499-257-0272/62-44 ROSinEX
- VP Mike Pence makes surprise visit to US troops in Iraq
Vice President Pence is making a surprise visit to US troops in Iraq.Pence arrived on the unannounced trip Saturday to meet with American troops ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.Pool reporters traveling with the Vice President said he visited the airbase in western Iraq as well as also spoke with Iraq’s prime minister by phone.On the call, Pence told Mahdi that he traveled to Iraq in part to “extend gratitude” to the men and women of the US military serving in your country, according to the TV travel pool with the vice president.Vice President Pence then delivered remarks to about 150 service members in a hanger. “The President and your Vice President and the American people are behind you 100%,” Pence said, according to the TV travel pool.Pence told the service members that the Trump administration was “fighting to secure another pay raise for the men and women in the military,” but added “we need Congress to do their jobs,” the TV travel pool reported.“Congress should have finished their work months ago, but you know that partisan politics and endless investigations have slowed things down,” Pence said, according to the pool.He was reportedly referring to the House impeachment proceedings into President Donald Trump and Ukraine.Pence also visited the Iraqi city of Erbil, where some US special operations forces have routinely been based.According to reports, he also met with the President of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, during that visit.“On behalf of President Trump, I also welcome the opportunity to reiterate the strong bonds forged in the fires of war between people of the United States and Kurdish people across this region,” Pence said during his meeting with Barzani, according to the pool report.Pence’s visit comes over a month after the US announced the withdrawal of US forces out of northern Syria, where America was fighting alongside Kurds in the region.However, after severe backlash from lawmakers, including GOP officials, the Trump administration opted to keep some troops in Syria.President Trump visited troops at the same US Air Force base around Christmas time last year.It was the first trip Trump made to a war zone as President.
- AFCON 2015: Ghanaians envisage poor officiating against Equatorial Guinea
Ahead of Ghana’s semi- final clash with host nation Equatorial Guinea, most Ghanaians foresee a repeat of bad officiating as it was administered against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the quarter final stage.The Black Stars will be up against the host nation on Thursday in a crunchy game. It is believed that all the odds will be against the Ghanaians.Host nation support and biased officiation are two predictable challenges Ghana could face.This assertion comes when after Tunisia leading 1-0; Mauritian referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn awarded the home team a highly questionable penalty in the last minute of normal time in the quarterfinal. Equatorial Guinea equalized from the spot-kick and went on to win 2-1 in extra time to reach the semis for the first time.Seechurn’s decision sparked ugly scenes as players and coaching staff members brawled on the sidelines on a number of occasions and threw water bottles at each other. Tunisian players attacked the referee at the end of the game and had to be beaten back by riot police in the chaos at Bata Stadium.With this, the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) is being urged to appoint a credible referee to handle Ghana’s game