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The United States last week ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston, alleging espionage, and Pompeo declared that decades of Western engagement had built a “Frankenstein” Beijing.Australia has fought alongside the United States in every major conflict since World War I and its right-leaning government has largely backed the Trump administration’s approach.Australia recently followed the United States in rejecting Beijing’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea and has backed calls led by Pompeo for an international inquiry into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.Critics accuse Trump of attacking China in an election year to distract from his own handling of the coronavirus in the United States, which has suffered the highest death toll of any country. Payne and Reynolds, in a statement before their trip, said they would self-quarantine for 14 days on their return in line with Australian requirements for all international travelers.The United States and Australia on Monday opened top-level talks in which they are expected to seek a common front amid soaring tensions between Washington and Beijing.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper welcomed to Washington their Australian counterparts, Marise Payne and Linda Reynolds, for two days of talks that will include a news conference on Tuesday.The annual talks come as President Donald Trump’s administration takes an increasingly hard line against China on issues from defense to human rights to trade.The United States last week ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston, alleging espionage, and Pompeo declared that decades of Western engagement had built a “Frankenstein” Beijing.Australia has fought alongside the United States in every major conflict since World War I and its right-leaning government has largely backed the Trump administration’s approach.Australia recently followed the United States in rejecting Beijing’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea and has backed calls led by Pompeo for an international inquiry into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.Critics accuse Trump of attacking China in an election year to distract from his own handling of the coronavirus in the United States, which has suffered the highest death toll of any country.Payne and Reynolds, in a statement before their trip, said they would self-quarantine for 14 days on their return in line with Australian requirements for all international travelers. The United States and Australia on Monday opened top-level talks in which they are expected to seek a common front amid soaring tensions between Washington and Beijing.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper welcomed to Washington their Australian counterparts, Marise Payne and Linda Reynolds, for two days of talks that will include a news conference on Tuesday.The annual talks come as President Donald Trump’s administration takes an increasingly hard line against China on issues from defense to human rights to trade. Topics :
Tevez has enjoyed an excellent career (Picture: Getty)Arsenal rejected an offer to sign Carlos Tevez on loan in 2006 due to concerns over the player’s registrations.Former Arsenal transfer chief Dick Law claims the Gunners were offered the double loan signing of Tevez and Javier Mascherano by agent Kia Joorabchian.The Athletic claim Arsenal were quoted £3million in total for the pair, who would both go on to become massive stars.Tevez would play at Manchester United and City, while Mascherano would make his name at Liverpool before a trophy-laden career at Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveBut Law revealed Arsenal had major reservations about the legitimacy of the deal and who would receive the fees for the loans.AdvertisementAdvertisementAs a result, Arsenal turned down the chance to sign the Argentinian duo, who would eventually end up in the Premier League with West Ham before earning moves to bigger clubs.However, the ill-fated loan deals would cost West Ham £25m in fines and settlements, with Arsenal’s concerns proving spot on. Comment West Ham would take the loan deal for Tevez and Mascherano (Picture: Getty)Tevez is not the only big-name player Arsenal missed out on, with the Gunners failing in bids to sign Jamie Vardy and Juan Mata.Arsenal were in pole position to secure the signature of Mata in 2011 before stalling, allowing Chelsea to swoop.More recently, Vardy was on the verge of moving to Arsenal before performing a U-turn in a sit-down with Arsene Wenger.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWith Arsenal’s past transfer struggles being laid bare, fans are eager to see how the next window unfolds.It is unclear when the summer transfer window might open after the coronavirus pandemic forced football to go into shutdown.Arsenal chiefs are also concerned about how the ongoing health crisis will financially affect the club, which could see Mikel Arteta’s transfer budget slashed.Arteta has already decided on the three positions he wants to strengthen next, asking the Arsenal board to secure him a centre-back, a holding midfielder and an attacker in the next window.MORE: Charlie Nicholas tells Mikel Arteta to sell two Arsenal players to fund new Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contractMORE: Ilkay Gundogan compares Raul Jimenez to Robert Lewandowski and tips Man Utd and Arsenal transfer target to join Man CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal turned down chance to sign Carlos Tevez before Manchester United secured transfer Coral BarrySunday 19 Apr 2020 1:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link371Shares Advertisement Advertisement
Tweet Share 18 Views no discussions LocalNews Gov’t to comission Petit Savanne Water Supply Project later today. by: – April 8, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! Bernard Etinoffe. Photo credit: GIS NewsGovernment will officially commission the Petit Savanne Water Supply Project later today.The project which is funded by Basic needs trust fund and DOWASCO is costing close to two million dollars.A number of officials including Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit are expected to deliever remarks at today’s event.General Manager of DOWASCO Bernard Ettinoffe said the project went through many challenges.The event is carded for 5pm.Dominica Vibes News
Loading… Anthony Joshua could be stripped of his WBO world title if he fights Tyson Fury before his mandatory bout with Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua is in line to face Fury It has been confirmed this week that the 30-year-old has agreed a deal to fight the Gypsy King twice next year. Joshua looks set to face Fury after his showdown against IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev. But WBO president Paco Valcarcel has insisted Usyk is in line for his shot at the belts before Fury. He said: “Love to see Joshua fighting Fury for the undisputed, but WBO mandatory [Usyk] should be next.” Should AJ decide to swerve the fight against Usyk in order to face Fury, he could be forced to hand over the WBO belt. Joshua, who boasts a record of 23-1, currently holds the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles.Advertisement The only strap he does not have is held by Fury following his win over Deontay Wilder in February. Britain’s top two heavyweight boxers plan to unify the division when they lock horns in 2021. AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed Fury and Joshua have agreed to fight each other twice. Each star could pocket a whopping £55million after agreeing on a 50/50 split of the purse for their first fight. read also:Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury agree terms for two-fight deal Fury’s promoter Frank Warren confirmed the fight will take place – but does not think it will happen in the UK. He told talkSPORT: “I’d love it to go on in the UK, I think we’d all like that. “But I’m being very realistic. I do think it will happen abroad.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Lawrenceburg, In.— Lawrenceburg High School alumni and Purdue University freshman, Logan Lawrence has an accomplished resume – class president all of high school, member of College Mentors for Kids and First Year Engineering Advisory Council at Purdue University. He was the LHS Class of 2018 salutatorian, and Prudential Spirit of Community State with a high school GPA of 4.0. With the help of nearly fifty volunteers who believed in him, the young leader has raised over forty thousand dollars through his annual car show for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a disease he is most familiar with. The disease took the life of his grandfather, Carlos Lawrence, in 2009.In early 2017 the third generation National Hot Rod Association racer at Edgewater Sports Park had plans to host his first car show in honor of his grandfather, who also loved racing. Lawrence set a goal to raise $10,000 for ALS research and to have 200 cars at the event. Nearly425 classic car owners traveled from all across the country to support the student and his cause. Lawrence was delighted to present the Indiana ALS Association with a $15,000 check. The second-year moved downtown Lawrenceburg with support from the City of Lawrenceburg and had over 600 cars while raising over $23,000 for ALS.In 2008, when Logan was just eight years old, his grandfather began experiencing startling health concerns. Difficulty in sleeping and breathing were two of the initial symptoms. After a physician’s evaluation and recommended diagnostic testing, ALS was confirmed. Carlos Lawrence gradually lost his ability to speak, experienced trouble walking and eventually lost the ability to breathe on his own. Carlos was admitted to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and later to the Drake Center, where he was placed on a ventilator. The student visited his grandpa every day, communicating by writing back and forth on a dry erase board. At 67, Carlos Lawrence passed away just one year after being diagnosed. “My grandpa meant a lot to me and to our whole family, and now I want to continue to honor him and others who are diagnosed with ALS,” said the Purdue University freshman who is studying engineering. Paul Rinderknecht, Cincinnati, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2016, realizes the need for support. The father of two young children said, “This disease has put an enormous physical, mental and financial strain on me and my family. Advocacy creates awareness, which leads to critical funding necessary to solve this problem. I am honored to be a part of this event again this year.”Plans are now underway for the third annual Cruisin’ to a Cure for ALS Car Show, slated for this Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on downtown Lawrenceburg streets. The organizer invites everyone to the show as a participant or spectator. In addition to a variety of vehicles, there will be a kids’ area, disc jockey music, local choir performances, food, a live auction with anything you can imagine and a morning church service offered by Kentucky Race Way Ministries beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Church on Walnut Street. Public parking will be available in the BMV parking lot on Front and Tate streets and Ivy Tech Community College parking garage at Walnut and High streets. The morning of the car show, registration is from 9 a.m.-noon with awards at 4 p.m. There will be over $1,000 in cash prizes along with Cruisin’ to a Cure for ALS trophies awarded in various categories, including 20 specialty trophies, top 50 classic (1990 and older), and top 25 modern (1991 to present). “I would love to be able to present a check for $30,000 to the ALS Association Indiana Chapter this year. It takes a lot of us to do it! Please share this event with your friends! Even if you don’t have a car, come check it all out and learn more about ALS,” said Logan. Lawrence can be reached for additional information at 513-532.7261, firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Cruisin’ to a Cure for ALS Facebook page. Donations for ALS research are appreciated. Contributions can be mailed to Cruisin’ to a Cure for ALS, c/o Friendship State Bank, P.O. Box 357, Friendship, IN 47021. For more information regarding ALS and support and resources for individuals and families, click here. Submitted: Suzzi Romines
A delay of just over 75 minutes in the afternoon due to the threat of lightning meant the first round was not completed on schedule, with play set to resume at 0740 local time on Friday. “I played well in Houston the week before the Masters and used that momentum going into the Masters,” said Westwood, who was just three shots off the lead going into the final round at Augusta National before his chances effectively disappeared with a bogey on the third and double bogey on the fourth. “I played well last week in finishing seventh and I was happy to carry that on today. I’m pleased to get off to a good start. It’s nice to have a good one and build some momentum for the week.” Starting from the 10th, Westwood’s round got off to a slow start with a bogey on the 539-yard par five, but that would be his only dropped shot of the day. Birdies on the 12th, 14th and 16th took the former world number one to the turn in 34 and a front nine of 31, including birdies at four of his last five holes, took Westwood to the top of the leaderboard. “I didn’t make the best of starts but fortunately that didn’t set the tone for the day,” added Westwood, who won the Malaysian Open in 1997 before it became co-sanctioned with the European Tour and Asian Tour and has recorded 12 of his 40 worldwide victories in Asia. “I hit it really well and hit it close a lot. “I had to be patient because I was hitting good putts and they weren’t going in. I holed one from about eight feet on my 16th, 25 feet on the second-last hole and a nice 15-footer with a bit of curl on the last. So it was a good round of golf in tricky conditions.” Westwood’s best finish this season is a share of seventh place in the Masters last week, while Colsaerts has not recorded a single top-15 finish on the PGA Tour in 2014. However, both players made light of the long journey from the United States to Kuala Lumpur, Westwood taking the clubhouse lead with a seven-under-par 65 and Colsaerts just a shot behind. Colsaerts made an instant impact on his Ryder Cup debut in 2012, firing eight birdies and an eagle to carry Westwood to victory over Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker in the opening day fourballs at Medinah. But the big-hitting Belgian has struggled for form since, failing to record a top-three finish on the European Tour last year and falling to 131st in the world rankings. “I’ve waited for a round like this since January 1,” Colsaerts said after eight birdies and two bogeys in his 66. “I just kept my momentum going and made a few bounce-backs. I parred the two par fives on the front which is a bit disappointing, but I kept very patient and that in the end was what made a difference. “I’ve felt I’ve played pretty well since early in the season, but there has always been a stretch of holes where I’ve shot myself in the foot for some reason. I’ve missed good opportunities to have good weeks. So the plan is to come back here to get some momentum and confidence back.” Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey was two shots off the lead after a five-under 67 matched by Portugal’s Ricardo Santos, while Scotland’s Scott Jamieson was four under par with two holes of his round remaining. Hoey said: “A lot of putts went in, that was the highlight. I holed a 50-footer on the 13th up the hill. It was good chipping and putting all the way, so I’m really happy. “It’s weird because my grips hadn’t set properly and I didn’t have a lot of confidence before I went out. The grips were moving slightly so I had to hold down the grip. So it just shows you in golf if you have low expectations you can play well.” Defending champion Kiradech Aphibarnrat returned a one-under-par 71, one shot better than former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen. Ryder Cup team-mates Lee Westwood and Nicolas Colsaerts rediscovered top form to set the pace in the first round of the weather-affected Maybank Malaysian Open on Thursday. Press Association
Dare Ojo’s fourth-minute goal proved decisive to hand Enyimba the three points at stake as well as their first win in recent matches. Ibenegbu said the win will help to prepare and toughen his side for the Caf Champions League clash against the South African side next Wednesday in Pretoria.“Of course, the encounter is a local derby and you do not expect anything less than a tough challenge.“We scored the match winner in the fourth minute and nobody else was able to score any more goals, confirming that the clash was truly tight and tough.“Abia Warriors gave us good fight and may have indirectly hardened and prepared us for the challenges at Mamelodi Sundowns.“That’s why we are really happy with the hard-fought victory as we have not been experiencing victory in our recent matches.“The win has boosted our confidence to go for outright victory in the Caf Champions League clash against Mamelodi Sundowns,” said the former Heartland and Warri Wolves playmaker to supersport.com.Enyimba are expected to head off to South Africa at the weekend to confront the South African champions in Wednesday’s group matchday 2 clash in Pretoria.The Nigerian campaigners fell 0-1 to the Egyptian giants Zamalek SC while Sundowns stunned Algerian opponents ES Setif 2-0 in Algiers.The top-flight win against Warriors takes Enyimba’s total earnings to 34 from a possible 66 with a game to spare against Sunshine Stars.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Enyimba attacking midfielder Ikechukwu Ibenegbu believes the Abia derby win is good confidence booster for his side ahead of the tie at PSL side Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.The Nigerian champions piped capital city rivals Abia Warriors 1-0 in Wednesday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) make-up matchday 12 oriental clash at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.
Two of the most successful teams in England-Liverpool and Manchester United will go head-to-head at lunch time at Anfield today. While the Devils are yet to lose a game, the Redsâ€™ season have been lacklustre, most especially their 5-0 loss to league leaders, Manchester City. However, Kloppâ€™s men jaded form notwithstanding; the encounter is expected to be explosive Liverpool were earlier being touted title contender following a 4-0 victory over Arsenal, but it has been a very different story this time around.Just one win in seven matches between the international breaks have left the Reds seventh in the Premier League table, without a win from two Champions League games and eliminated from the EFL Cup following a hugely disappointing September.The gap to the leading Manchester clubs is already seven points, and defeat today would extend that to 10. While it is still too early to come to any final conclusions regarding the league table, a 10-point deficit would be a very big ask for Liverpool to overhaul considering how impressive both Manchester City and United have looked thus far.Describing this match as a must-win game for Liverpool would be premature – they have only lost once in the Premier League this season and are only one point off the top four, after all – but it is verging on a must-not-lose contest if the Reds have any serious designs on challenging for the title.Jurgen Klopp’s style isn’t exactly conducive to favouring not losing over winning, though, and the German is highly unlikely to change his philosophy for United’s visit this weekend, despite his side going seven matches without a clean sheet across all competitions and only West Ham United and Crystal Palace having conceded more Premier League goals this season.The defence has been a long-standing issue which, by his own admission, Klopp is losing patience with, but the growing concern for Liverpool prior to the international break was their wastefulness in front of goal. Many of their dropped points came in matches they otherwise dominated, but were unable to kill off.Draws against the likes of Burnley and Leicester City – and earlier in the season Watford – are frustratingly nothing new for Liverpool, though, and despite their poor recent form there will be many backing them to win this weekend given their exemplary record against direct rivals under Klopp.The German has spent just over two years in the Anfield hotseat now, and in that time he has lost only two of his 20 outings against Arsenal, Chelsea, the Manchester clubs and Tottenham Hotspur, often saving their best performances for some of their closest rivals.It is a record which leaves Liverpool top of the top-six mini-league during Klopp’s tenure, although he is yet to record a Premier League victory over United – perhaps due largely to United’s style of play being most closely aligned with a ‘smaller’ club than any other from that ‘big six’.United look like a different beast this season, though, and with Liverpool winless at home since August the visitors may be tempted to attack more than they have on recent visits – something which could play into the hosts’ hands.Following a severely underwhelming debut season on the Premier League front last term, Mourinho’s Manchester United are making up for lost time and have set the early pace alongside local rivals City so far.Having dropped 23 points at home last season, United have begun this campaign with a perfect record in front of their own fans, and they are not far behind on their travels either with a 2-2 draw at Stoke City the only blemish on their away record so far.Questions still remain over the credibility of their title credentials, though, as while City have already claimed maximum points from matches against Liverpool and Chelsea, this weekend’s contest will be United’s first big test against a direct top-six rival this season.Of course, Mourinho’s side can only beat what is put in front of them and a 10-match unbeaten streak which includes nine wins is impressive no matter the opponents, but the real tests are still to come for the Red Devils, starting at Anfield today.Mourinho will face questions of his own heading into the match having developed a reputation for playing defensive football away to direct rivals in recent years, and the Portuguese boss must decide whether to once again shut up shop – a tactic which has proved effective in the past, not least at Anfield or look to continue his side’s free-scoring streak in front of goal.United have averaged three goals per game in the Premier League this season and trail only City in the scoring charts, while they have found the back of the net four times in a game on six separate occasions during their last 10 outings – four of which have come in their past five matches.Today’s visitors are more equipped to take the game to Liverpool than they were last season, then, but Mourinho may still opt for the safer approach knowing that their hosts tend to struggle more against teams who let them see more of the ball.Manchester City will be expected to beat Stoke City at home later today, though, which could force Mourinho to be more aggressive in order to put the pressure on his local rivals by temporarily moving to the top of the table.Mourinho has played down the added significance of this fixture between English football’s two most successful clubs, but he will know first hand how important it really is, and his own personal rivalry with Liverpool from his days at Chelsea will only add spice to an already mouth-watering contest.The former Real Madrid boss has not managed a team to a Premier League victory over Liverpool in almost three years, though, while his personal record against Klopp is also underwhelming with just one win from seven previous meetings.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool and Manchester United will renew their fierce rivalry today when Jose Mourinho’s high-flying Red Devils travel to Anfield.Seven points already separate the two sides in the Premier League table, but this will be United’s first real test of their title credentials and both teams will go into the biggest match in English football confident of picking up a win.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 28, 2012 at 11:50 pm Contact Mark: email@example.com | @mark_cooperjr Comments Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner will wear a West Virginia Mountaineers shirt for an entire work day if Syracuse does not defeat its old rival in the Pinstripe Bowl Saturday. She will also send along a case of Syracuse Pale Ale beer to Morgantown, W.Va. Mayor Jim Manilla.But if the Orange do pull out the victory, look for West Virginia’s Mountaineer mascot to sport an Otto the Orange winter hat in a WVU game next year.Mayors Miner and Manilla put forth their wagers on the game in a video posted to the Pinstripe Bowl’s official website. Syracuse and West Virginia play Saturday at 3:15 p.m. in Yankee Stadium.In the video, both mayors are accompanied by their schools’ mascots. Miner, who said she is a “private” in Otto’s Army, delivered her message from the top of the stands in the Carrier Dome. Her props — a Syracuse Pale Ale tap handle and the SU winter hat — are pulled out from inside Otto.If Syracuse wins, Manilla will send Miner a dozen pepperoni rolls from Colasessano’s Pizza and Pepperoni Rolls in Morgantown. In case you didn’t know and no one will blame you — a pepperoni roll is simply pepperoni baked inside some type of bread. It was invented in West Virginia in 1927, Manilla said, and was a popular lunchtime snack with coal miners.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHere’s the video clip of the mayor’s wagers: Related Stories Familiarity between Syracuse, West Virginia adds rivalry vibes to Pinstripe BowlSyracuse players, coaches remember 9/11 during visit to memorial as part of trip to New York CityGallery: Syracuse and WVU ring opening bell at New York Stock Exchange; players and coaches speak WednesdaySyracuse prepares to slow down West Virginia’s prolific passing attack in penultimate Pinstripe Bowl practice