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Aston Villa have signed Gueye at his peak, claims Villans teammate Joe Cole

first_img1 Aston Villa have signed Idrissa Gueye at the peak of his career, according to former England international Joe Cole.Cole played alongside Gueye during his spell with Ligue 1 side Lille and the pair are now reunited at Villa Park for the coming season.“Idrissa Gueye has come in from my old club Lille – and I think he will be a wonderful addition to our squad for the new season.He’s a really good player. I played with him in France,” Cole told avfc.co.uk.“He was a younger player coming through. He played the same position as our captain at the time. He didn’t play every week. But when he did play, he was exceptional.“You knew he’d develop into a top player. We’re getting him at the age of 25 and he’s coming into the prime of his career. It’s a good move for the club.“He will fit into the way we play. He will be excited about coming here and playing in the Premier League. I have been texting him. I don’t think it will take him that long to settle in here either. He has all the physical attributes to play in the Premier League.”Cole, 33, even compares the Senegal powerhouse to Villa and England star Fabian Delph who rejected a mega-money move to Manchester City this week to remain at the Midlands club.“Playing-wise, he is similar to Fabian,” the former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder added.“He has good energy. He’s a good footballer. He can get forward and get back. He’s a good lad too and has a solid personality. He wants to do well and he wants to win. The fans will like him.” Idrissa Gueye in action for Lille last_img read more

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INISHOWEN ARSONISTS STRIKE AGAIN

first_imgGARDA are now investigating TEN arson attacks in the Buncrana area – twice the number first feared.Gardaí have issued an appeal to owners of vacant properties to ensure they are well secured and have asked members of the public to immediately contact them if they witness any suspicious activity.A two-storey house on the main Buncrana to Derry road near Burnfoot was gutted on Saturday around 5am. Later that afternoon crazed arsonists tried to torch the former dispensary building used by the Health Service Executive at the entrance to Inch Island, and an attempt was made to burn a house on the island.Earlier on Friday, firemen tackled a blaze at a farmhouse at Magheranture on the outskirts of the town after gorse and hedging around the property was set torched.Last week two vacant houses and a caravan were burnt in three incidents at townlands close to the town.In the latter days of the previous week, St Oran’s primary school at Cockhill was damaged by fire, as was the former HSE building known as The Castle in Newtowncunningham. Close to the pier on Inch Island a barn was set alight in which a dog was killed and thousands of euro of farm machinery was destroyed. “We believe this person or persons have to have been acting suspiciously around these vacant properties. If anyone see vehicles stopped they should try to get the registration and colour and contact gardaí quickly,” said Buncrana Supt Kevin English.“There is also the real danger that they may target a house that looks to be unoccupied but there could actually be someone there.“They are taking up the time of the fire service and gardaí when they could be called to another emergency. There is also the cost factor,” said Supt English.Buncrana fire chief James McKenna described what has been happening as a serious problem.“If this was happening in some big city you would be wondering what was going on but here it is happening in rural Ireland. It is unbelievable, and I have never seen the likes of it before. “My real fear is that someone will be killed. I appreciate the gardaí are doing their utmost to catch these people and this will hopefully happen soon as old people, living alone, are terrified,” said Mr McKenna.Local Sinn Féin TD Pádraig MacLochlainn said: “These are senseless acts of wanton vandalism and the action of these idiots could result in loss of life. Somebody must known who is responsible for these fires, and I would appeal to them to contact gardaí with any information they have.”Anyone with information on these incidents can contact Buncrana Garda station on 07493 20540.INISHOWEN ARSONISTS STRIKE AGAIN was last modified: August 23rd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:inishowen arson attackslast_img read more

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DONEGAL WOMAN NAMED FAILTE IRELAND CHIEF IN NORTH WEST

first_imgA Ballyshannon woman has been appointed Head of Operations for the North West for Failte Ireland.Martina Bromley will take over from Paul McLoone who retired this week after being head of the NW region since 2006.With over 25 years experience in Management and Business Development, both domestically and internationally, Ms Bromley has been involved for ten years in tourism and has worked in various senior roles within Fáilte Ireland North West.  DONEGAL WOMAN NAMED FAILTE IRELAND CHIEF IN NORTH WEST was last modified: February 6th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Failte IrelandMArtina Bromleylast_img read more

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Five seek three seats in Eastside

first_img Eubanks said he applied for the board vacancy and is running to keep the seat because he is concerned about the test scores. “I have three little ones who are going to be going through the system. I wanted to know what I could do to get involved, to do my part in helping improve test scores for the district,” Eubanks said. “The district is a failing district. I wanted to do whatever I can to see that trend changes.” Eubanks said the board can work together to ensure that the superintendent, principals and teachers set high achievement standards and get the support they need to meet benchmarks. Eubanks said he is pushing for quality instruction, discipline and accountability. “I think that’s something the district needs collectively, and everybody needs to be brought on board with that same mind set in order for things to change,” Eubanks said. “We can’t have discipline without accountability.” Eubanks said he supports the steps Superintendent Greg Riccio to improve academics, as by reducing third-grade class sizes that had been increased two years ago in response to cuts in state funding. Gaudi, 44, owns Country Club Feed and Supply in Acton. She grew up in Eastside and attended district schools. Her sister-in-law Janette Crawford is a board member whose seat is not up for election in November. “I’m interested in giving back to the community and helping the kids. With all the growth we are having, they are having issues,” Gaudi said. “They’re not all on standardized curriculum, and test scores have been running low.” Many students are moving into the district from outside the Antelope Valley, Gaudi noted. “I’m hoping to spread the same pride and sense of community with these kids,” Gaudi said. Gaudi said she will work toward standardizing curriculum so that children at different elementary schools have the same educational background when they enter middle school. “They are not all on the same page. They can move schools and not be taught the same thing. It’s a big issue, especially when they end up all in Cole Middle School and are not reading the same books,” Gaudi said. Gaudi said she also would like to make parents welcome at schools, “making sure when parents do come up with problems, and kids have issues, that the administration and staff is very supportive of that.” Ginn, 39, is a school maintenance worker in the Lancaster School District. He is a product of Eastside schools, and the last of his three children is in the district. Ginn said he is running because he would like to play an active role in helping the district improve student test scores. “As a board member, I would like to work with teachers to give them the tools they need to teach standards to the children so the scores come up,” Ginn said. Another goal is to work with district staff to find ways to fund building more school facilities “As you know, our district is growing. I would work with the district in financing and building more facilities and schools for the larger community that we are becoming,” Ginn said. Ginn said another bond measure would have to be discussed. He does not favor forming a special tax district to assess homeowners. “I do not support a Mello-Roos tax on homes. I believe the community is being taxed pretty hard as it is, and a Mello-Roos will increase the price of homes. I understand the benefits, but negatives weigh there as well,” Ginn said. Johnson, 66, is a retiree who used to be a school bus driver and an assistant manager at a retail store. She has served on the board for 18 years and is seeking her fifth four-year term. “I enjoy it and still feel there are lots of things to do for the kids. I’m running for the kids. That’s the only reason I’m there,” Johnson said. Johnson said she will work to bring up test scores and provide a better education for district students. One step was returning to smaller class sizes in third grade. Now, there are 20 students per class in kindergarten through third grade. The district also is working with an educational consulting firm, Data Works, “so that everyone is teaching to standards; everyone is getting equal teaching no matter what kind of child you are,” Johnson said. “I’m there for the kids. I went to school there. My kids and grandkids went to Eastside. Our hearts are there. I really want something good for all the kids,” Johnson said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Enrollment growth is one of the major challenges, Cooke said. “One of the major problems that we see coming is the rapid increase in size. The growth is just building up, and we will get to be quite a bit bigger in the next few years. They are building on almost (every) street corner, it seems,” Cooke said. “We have to be sure we handle that problem.” Remaining funds from the district’s $15.5 million bond measure, approved by voters in 1997, are being used to build Columbia Elementary School. Cooke served as bond campaign chairman. “There are a number of ways being examined to pay for schools. The challenge is to finance school construction, to find the money to do it,” Cooke said. While dealing with more students, the district must also work on improving student achievement, he said. The district is being federally monitored because of low test scores. Eubanks, 38, works as a technology specialist for Fidelity National Title Co. He was appointed in June to replace former trustee Ann Harris, who moved out of the district. LANCASTER – Five candidates are seeking three seats on the school board for the Eastside Union School District, which has low student test scores and is expecting an enrollment increase. Charles Cooke and Martha Johnson, seeking re-election, and appointed incumbent David Eubanks face challengers Joanna Gaudi and John Altin Ginn in the Nov. 8 election. Cooke, a retired Air Force engineer, who has served on the board for 12 years, was first elected in 1981 and served one term, then was elected again in 1997. Cooke said he enjoys serving on the board and has the time for it. “I’m doing a good job. I’m able to do it; I have the time. I probably spend from an hour to four or five hours a day on school board matters. I’m very involved,” Cooke said. last_img read more

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Donegal celebrates National Breastfeeding Week

first_imgNational Breastfeeding Week runs from Saturday, October 01 to Friday, October 07 2016. National Breastfeeding Week is traditionally held on the start of the 10th month, marking the end of 9th months of pregnancy and the start of the breastfeeding journey!This is the third year of the theme “Every Breastfeed Makes a Difference”. National Breastfeeding Week provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of breastfeeding for the health of children and mothers, to provide information on breastfeeding and to promote the supports available throughout the country.To celebrate National Breastfeeding Week, Letterkenny University Hospital will host a coffee morning on 05 October from 11am – 12.30pm and Cuidiú will hold a public lecture on breastfeeding on 07 October from 7.30pm – 9pm, both events will be held in the medical academy, Letterkenny University Hospital and all are welcome to attend. On Thursday 06 October from 2.30pm – 5pm Geraldine Hanley, Antenatal Education Co-ordinator, CMM2, and Mary Lynch, CMM2 will host an information stand outside the maternity unit and will be available to offer support and answer all your questions.Five people from Donegal Breasteeding Forum will visit 5 different Community breastfeeding support groups during National breastfeeding week. The aim is to promote LUH working in partnership with HSE & Voluntary Breastfeeding support groups and promote awareness that local supports are available.Geraldine Hanley, Antenatal Education Co-ordinator, Maternity Unit, Letterkenny University Hospital says, “New and expectant mothers can learn much about breastfeeding by observing and sharing stories.By chatting with friends and relatives, you can find out what worked for them, as well as what did not. Having a baby is a new job and, like all new jobs, it takes time to learn these new skills. It is vital to line up help for the first several weeks. Geraldine concludes; “Breastfeeding is important for the health of children and mothers, with every breastfeed making a difference and every breastfeed brings a mum closer to her breastfeeding goals. Many Irish mothers do not reach their breastfeeding goals and stop breastfeeding sooner than planned. Support can help mums to breastfeed for longer. There are over 200 support groups throughout the county and contact details are available on www.breastfeeding.ie”.Donegal celebrates National Breastfeeding Week was last modified: October 1st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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ICC Approves Changes to Energy Code

first_imgThe 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will include a new performance path to compliance that is both easier for consumers to understand and also somewhat more stringent than the current version of the code.Meeting at the International Code Council’s annual conference and public comment hearings, code officials approved an updated code that will be published in 2014. Like other model building codes, this one would take effect only when states or local jurisdictions choose to adopt it.One of the most significant changes, according to the Institute for Market Transformation, is the addition of the HERS Index as a means of complying with the code.Ryan Meres, senior code compliance specialist at IMT, said the 2012 IECC includes a performance path, but not one that uses an energy rating index such as HERS.“It’s just simply based on energy cost,” Meres said of the existing code. “You do an energy model to determine that the home that you’re proposing to build uses less energy than the home that’s just built to the minimum code requirements.”Under the new code, a HERS Index of between 51 and 58, depending on the climate zone where the house is being built, would signal compliance, Meres said.The lower the number, the more energy efficient the house. If current code requirements were translated into a HERS Index, it would probably be between 60 and 65, Meres said, so the updated code tightens requirements at the same time as making them clearer to homeowners.“It’s really the same software, but the energy rating index is more understandable from a consumer perspective,” Meres said. “You know, 100 is a home built to the 2006 energy code and a 0 is a home that uses zero net energy.” Adoption not likely to be speedyJudging by the rate at which the 2012 IECC has been adopted, it may be a while before home buyers in most states will benefit from the tighter energy requirements.Meres said that between 10 and 15 states, plus some local jurisdictions, have adopted the current version of the code, and that it will be early to mid 2014 before the 2015 code is even published.Maryland is the only state in the country with an automatic adoption provision, he said, which requires the state and then local jurisdictions to adopt new versions of the IECC it. In other areas, code requirements don’t take effect until lawmakers decide to adopt them. More guidance for renovations, solar installationsThere were two other changes that Meres said were important:A new section that applies to existing buildings, which should give remodelers a more precise idea of what they have to do in order to make projects code compliant.An appendix that spells out how to make a house “solar ready.” Meres said the relatively simple provisions would require a chase that goes to the roof for solar service lines, and a prohibition of anything on the roof that would block the installation of solar panels.Jeremy Sigmon, director of technical policy for the U.S. Green Building Council, praised the changes and said, “code officials once again made great strides for minimum energy efficiency.” Sigmon said in a prepared statement that while not every proposal promoted by the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition was approved, “generally the outcomes were very positive.”last_img read more

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Amid stong start, Robinson reminds Lyceum to be ‘ready, humble, hungry’

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant CJ Perez has undoubtedly been the leader for the Pirates, but the youthful mentor has been adamant in pointing out that the hardworking forward can’t do it all alone.“That’s what I always tell him. CJ is gonna win games for us, and he’s gonna lose games for us. That’s the way of the world for us. But CJ knows that he will never be better than his teammates. He can never win it by himself,” said Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAnd that manifested on Friday in Lyceum’s huge 96-91 win over defending champion San Beda.As expected, Perez was able to weave his magic and tow his team to the driver’s seat, but he needed the aid of his teammates, specifically Reymar Caduyac, to pull off the victory in the end game. Robinson praised the versatile winger for his tireless efforts late.“(Reymar) has really been helping us. He’s deceiving because he looks like a big man but he really is a guard. He’s just confident and our trust on him is there. And today, he just bailed us out with his solid performance.“Caduyac strung the last five points for the Pirates, which proved to be the final blow to the powerhouse Red Lions.With the victory fortifying everyone’s claim from the preseason that Lyceum is indeed this year’s dark horse, Robinson was quick to pull his side back to earth and reiterated that it hasn’t proven anything yet.“Nobody wins a championship in the second game. We know that teams will be playing us harder. We just have to always be ready, prepared, and always be humble and hungry,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Red Lions learn the hard way against the Pirates National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Lyceum on a 2-0 start in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament, coach Topex Robinson is giving full credit to the entire squad and not just a single individual.“Success is a team sport. It’s really about us, the entirety of the team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet And Robinson hopes that the next games, starting next Friday against San Sebastian, will enhance the Pirates’ camaraderie as they seek to break the glass ceiling and make it to the Final Four for the first time since it joined the league in 2011.“Hopefully it could really propel our drive, but again, it’s really looking at the vision of really showing that we have a good culture, we have good leaders on the team, we have good that individuals, that are again inspiring others. That’s really important to us,” he said.last_img read more

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India may share Samjhauta chargesheet with Pakistan

first_imgIndia is expected to cite the filing of the chargesheet in Samjhauta Express blast case and ask Pakistan to reciprocate by taking action against the 26/11 accused during the upcoming foreign secretary level talks.Official sources said the naming of suspected right- wing extremist Swami Aseemanand and four others in the charge sheet of the 2007 Samjhauta Express case is expected to be shared with Pakistan during this week’s talks where New Delhi will press for strong action against those involved in the Mumbai terror attack.Pakistan has been keenly monitoring the progress of the probe into the Samjhauta Express explosions where 68 people, most of them Pakistani nationals, were killed.During the Indo-Pak home secretary level talks in March, India had provided information on the Samjhautha blast case investigation.It was also agreed at the dialogue that after filing of report in the court, updated information will be shared with the Pakistani authorities concerned.”By filing the charge sheet, India has demonstrated its sincerity in tackling the terror of any form. Now, it is Pakistan’s responsibility to show its commitment to deal with terrorists and terror groups,” a source said.Sources said there has been little progress in the 26/11 case in Pakistan where seven people, including Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, were arrested for the terror act.So far, four judges of the trial court have been shifted while despite India’s willingness to host a judicial commission, which wanted to visit here, there has been no movement on the issue.Pakistan is yet to take any concrete action against LeT founder Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, who keeps uttering anti-India statements, as well as against the conspirators and handlers of the 26/11 strikes.advertisementForeign Secretary Nirupama Rao will be travelling to Islamabad to hold talks with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir on June 23-24 during which they will also take stock of the progress made during the series of high-level meetings between the two countries in key areas of security, trade and commerce and water.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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North Korea and China in ice dance to the music of diplomacy

first_imgLATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Juche on IceThe ice skating show is part of the North’s annual festivities to mark the birth of Kim Jong Il, who it says was born on February 16, 1942, at a secret camp on Mount Paektu, the spiritual birthplace of the Korean people, where his father, the North’s founder Kim Il Sung, was fighting the Japanese.Outsiders point instead to official Soviet records showing he was born a year earlier in a Siberian village, where the older Kim was in exile.As well as scores of North Koreans ranging from Olympians to children, around 20 international skaters performed, mostly from eastern European countries.In a welcome speech, a vice-minister described them as coming “to the festival stage with the feeling of humble respect for the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il, the eternal sun of Juche Korea”.“Juche” is a North Korean political term which refers to self-reliance.The North Koreans skated to songs such as “We cannot live without him” –- an ode to Kim Jong Un -– with the Olympic pair accompanied by “Confession”, about loyalty to the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea.In contrast, a Belarussian took to the ice to Tina Turner’s GoldenEye, lyrics: “GoldenEye I found his weakness/GoldenEye he’ll do what I please”. MOST READ Ice skaters Ryom Tae Ok (front L) of North Korea stands with Han Cong (front 2nd L) of China as his partner Sui Wen Jing (front 2nd R) stands with Kim Ju Sik (front R) of North Korea during the ’26th Paektusan Prize Figure Skating Festival in Celebration of the Day of the Shining Star’ as part of celebrations marking the birthday of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang on February 15, 2019. (Photo by Sebastien BERGER / AFP)At the climax of a festival on ice to celebrate late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on Friday, Olympic skaters from the host nation and neighboring China swapped partners to dance together.The moment symbolized the markedly improved relations between Beijing and nuclear-armed Pyongyang amid a flurry of diplomacy on and around the peninsula.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The four skaters –- Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik of the North, who qualified for last year’s Winter Olympics in the South, and Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, who took the ice dance silver in Pyeongchang –- were the star attractions of the pageant.With portraits of Kim –- father and predecessor of current leader Kim Jong Un –- and his own father Kim Il Sung looking down on the arena, they smiled and waved together to the crowd at the end of the closing sequence.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesA diplomatic dance resumes at the end of the month in Hanoi for a second North Korean-US summit, but in marked contrast to the speculation circulating in Washington and elsewhere, Pyongyang’s official KCNA news agency has barely mentioned the meeting.Kim Jong Un had three summits with the South’s President Moon Jae-in last year and a historic first meeting with US President Donald Trump in Singapore. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss No Michelle Morente for La Salle in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations The North has yet to announce the date to its own people, and KCNA last referred to the encounter three weeks ago, when it said that a special envoy Kim sent to Washington had “discussed the issue for the second DPRK-US summit”.Vietnam’s foreign minister visited Pyongyang this week, but KCNA again skirted around the subject, saying he had “an in-depth exchange of opinions” on “regional and international issues of mutual concern”.Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear arms and the ballistic missiles to deliver them to the US mainland has left it isolated on the global stage, subject to multiple sets of sanctions from the UN Security Council and other bodies.But relations with China, long its key diplomatic protector and main provider of trade and aid, have improved markedly in recent months, with Kim keen to secure President Xi Jinping’s backing in his negotiations with Trump, and Beijing wary of Washington seeking to influence developments in its own back yard.Kim went to China last month for his fourth encounter with Xi in less than a year, and in September Beijing sent a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, its most powerful political body, to attend a military parade in Pyongyang.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

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Five Thoughts On The Big 12: What a Mess

first_imgWeek 2 of the Big 12 power rankings, and Oklahoma State is barely treading water above Kansas and Iowa State. That doesn’t mean all is lost for the rest of the year, but it’s certainly not looking pretty right now. Five thoughts on Week 2 of Big 12 play.1. Three teams are unbeaten. Three!We’ve only played two weeks (!) and only Baylor, Texas and West Virginia remain unbeaten. The Big 12 is 11-8 overall! That is embarrassing even including the tough non-conference games played so far (and I’m not including Central Michigan as a tough non-conference game). Your best CFP hope is … uh … Texas, I guess. Or maybe OU?The problem now is that a tough league really needs one team to probably run the table in conference play (like TCU or OU), and that hasn’t happened since WVU and TCU joined. Texas could potentially lose and still sneak in, but that’s a lot to put on a team that didn’t go to a bowl last year. Same goes for Baylor which only has like 60 dudes on scholarship. Long live the Big 12!2. The Brody Does BozThis is literally the only thing I saw from the OU game. It was not the greatest weekend for Russell Westbrook to don a Boz jersey. .@russwest44 in a number 44 Sooners jersey. pic.twitter.com/jOwTQK1V5g— Anthony West (@antdwest) September 10, 20163. Texas is away from Austin for a monthTexas took care of UTEP in Austin, but now it goes to Cal, to Oklahoma State and gets OU in Dallas. Big boy stretch right there. If it’s 5-0 after those three games, get the CFP talk cranking (even if it goes 11-1).4. Texas Tech should only play offenseIf Tech proposed that it would just give teams four points on every possession in exchange for getting the ball back, who would say “no” to that scenario? Tech should probably do it, and it would be really difficult for opposing teams to decline four points per possession even against a defense as woeful as Tech’s. This would make Tech games even more intriguing than they already are. I’m in!This is our homage to Ballage.All 8 touchdowns for @footballasu’s Kalen Ballage, tying the FBS record. #Pac12FB pic.twitter.com/8wMlAWIyWz— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) September 11, 20165. TCU and OSU might stinkWhat kind of money line could you have gotten on the under for 15.5 combined wins between TCU and OSU a month ago? What about now? Related: Kenny Hill might not be the smartest QB in the Big 12.Big 12 Power RankingsTexasWest VirginiaBaylorOklahomaTexas TechKansas StateTCUOklahoma StateKansas (bumped two spots bc of the field storming)Iowa State If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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