Manchester retail: Bold Trafford

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Frustrated King to sell off Creston portfolio

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New York paints Black Lives Matter sign outside Trump Tower

first_imgAround a dozen volunteers from different organizations painted the slogan, with civil rights leader Al Sharpton and Mayor Bill de Blasio picking up long-handled paint rollers to add some touches of their own.”A painting is a nice symbol, but it doesn’t address systemic racism in any way. So as cool as it is, it’s important to focus on that,” said Francie Brewster, a 17-year-old who had come to watch.Similar murals have been painted in other American cities in support of the BLM movement, which has been at the forefront of public consciousness following weeks of anti-racism protests.The demonstrations were sparked by the killing by police of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis in May. New York City on Thursday painted a huge Black Lives Matter sign on the pavement outside Trump Tower on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, replicating similar murals supporting the movement elsewhere in the United States.President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly assailed the Black Lives Matter movement, did not immediately comment on the sign, done in giant block lettering in school-bus yellow, which filled the pavement outside his flagship hotel.But when the plan was floated last month he accused the city’s Democratic leaders of “denigrating” the famous street with a “symbol of hate.” Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser renamed an area on her city’s 16th Street, a block from the White House, as Black Lives Matter Plaza, unveiling a giant yellow mural on that street. The area has become the epicenter of anti-racist demonstrations.Trump Tower, a luxury skyscraper near Central Park, is where Trump lived before leaving for the White House in January 2017.He stays there when he visits his hometown, although such visits have grown relatively rare. Residents in overwhelmingly Democratic New York remain largely hostile to his presidency.Trump has frequently clashed with De Blasio, a Democrat, as well as with New York’s Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo.The president changed his official residence to Florida last year, but his business empire remains headquartered in the Big Apple.Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal 3-1 Valencia: Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Gunners on course for Europa league final

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal a crucial third goal against Valencia (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck in the last minute of normal time to give Arsenal a potentially crucial two-goal cushion heading into their second leg Europa League semi-final against Valencia.With Arsenal walking a tightrope between success and failure heading into the decisive stage of the season, the Gunners provided another reminder of their Jeykll and Hyde nature with an erratic but ultimately successful display.Unai Emery’s first season in charge of the Gunners has been mystifying at times, with the Gunners showing little consistency in their performance level or style of play from game to game.That said, there is a sense that Emery’s pushed this Arsenal squad to their maximum this term and that the inconsistencies are a by-product of what is a limited squad.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Mouctar Diakhaby gave Valencia a deserved lead (Picture: Getty)An opener for a confident Valencia side seemed inevitable and it came after 11 minutes when Mouctar Diakhaby out-jumped two Arsenal defenders at the back post to nod in Rodrigo’s header across the box.It was a deserved lead for the visitors, who had their crucial away goal with 80 minutes left on the night.Arsenal were worryingly nervous and Ainsley Maitland-Niles nearly gifted Valencia a second goal when a mix-up with Petr Cech nearly resulted in an own goal.But just as Valencia threatened to double their lead, Arsenal found a reply through Alexandre Lacazette to get back on level terms.Lacazette picked the ball up just inside his own half and threaded a perfectly-timed through ball to his striker partner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who used his blistering pace to burst through the visitors’ defence.Ozil ➡️ Lacazette ➡️ Aubameyang ➡️ Lacazette ➡️ 🥅Arsenal’s front three combine in the blink of an eye to level. 🔥— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 2, 2019Neto did well to close off the angle for Aubameyang but he showed his brilliance by steadying himself and picking out the unmarked Lacazette, who tapped into the empty net.Though Emery’s 3-4-1-2 formation was leaving Arsenal exposed down the flanks, it allows the Spaniard to play his two world class players in their best positions and it paid dividends with the equaliser.In the 23 games they’ve started together:Aubameyang: 13 goals, 4 assists.Lacazette: 9 goals and 7 assists.🔥🔥🔥🔥Live:— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) May 2, 2019Emery has chopped and changed between the pair this season but they’re a force to be reckoned with when the start together, scoring 22 goals between them in 23 starts.Lacazette has now scored in three consecutive seasons at this stage of the competition but he’s yet to feature in a final.But nodoby could accuse the Frenchman of not grasping the opportunity and he bagged his second of the night midway through the first half when he headed in Xhaka’s cross.Neto pushed Lacazette’s header onto the post but he was unable to keep the ball from crossing the line and Arsenal had a valuable lead.⚽️ 11′ Diakhaby⚽️ 18′ Lacazette⚽️ 26′ LacazetteLacazette scores his third goal in European semi-finals for the Gunners. No player has more for Arsenal.— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 2, 2019The Gunners took a one-goal advantage into the break and the introduction of Torreira on the hour mark stemmed the flow of Valencia’s attacks.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Spanish threatened through substitute Kevin Gameiro but he was unable to keep his effort down after fine work near the touchline.Arsenal looked content to take a slender lead to Spain next Thursday but Aubameyang converted Sead Kolasinac’s cross in the last minute of normal time to give the Gunners a potentially crucial two-goal cushion.A huge moment in the tie! 👊2️⃣5️⃣ goals for the season for Aubameyang and this could be his biggest!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 2, 2019MORE: Chelsea set Europa League record after semi-final draw with Eintracht Frankfurt Arsenal 3-1 Valencia: Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Gunners on course for Europa league final 1 min. story Sean KearnsThursday 2 May 2019 10:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link329Shares by Metro Coming Next Emery made four changes to his side from Sunday’s defeat (PIcture: Getty)There really is no guarantee of what to expect from this Arsenal side and the Gunners displayed a full repertoire of their inconsistencies – both good and bad – in the game’s opening 30 minutes.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery made four changes to the side that lost 3-0 to Leicester on Sunday, restoring Mesut Ozil, Matteo Gunedouzi, Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech to his starting line-up.The Gunners’ top four hopes have been put in jeopardy with three consecutive defeats and Arsenal started so hesitantly, allowing Valencia to progress through midfield with ease.Lucas Torreira was a surprise omission from midfield and his replacement, Guendouzi, was guilty of giving up possession that made for a nervous start from the home side. 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Guangdong Yudean Zhanjiang Wailuo OWF Moving Forward

first_imgLongyuan Zhenhua wind installation vessel; Image: China Longyuan Power Group Co.Guangdong Yuedian Qujie Wind Power has invested CNY 3.74 billion (approx. EUR 482 million) in the construction of the first phase of China’s Guangdong Yudean Zhanjiang Wailuo offshore wind farm, according to Chinese stock exchange websites. Furthermore, a joint venture between ZPMC and Jiangsu Longyuan Offshore Wind Power secured a contract for the project’s foundations and offshore substation.The project, located off the coast of Guangdong Province, will comprise 36 wind turbines with an output of 5.5MW each.The project’s general EPC contractor, Guangdong Electric Power Design & Research Institute, awarded the Jiangsu Longyuan Zhenhua Marine Engineering joint venture with the engineering, procurement and construction of the offshore wind farm’s monopiles and 220kV substation.Guangdong Yudean Zhanjiang Wailuo is the first domestic offshore wind project to be built with the general EPC contracting method and the first one in Guangdong Province to use large-diameter monopile foundations.The Guangdong Yuedian Qujie Wind Power investment was announced in the second half of March, and Jiangsu Longyuan Zhenhua Marine Engineering won the contract at the beginning of April.Offshore WIND Stafflast_img read more

Carnival Vista to Undergo Azipod Repairs in Bahamas

first_imgCarnival Cruise Line revealed that it would take its ship Carnival Vista out of service on July 9 for azipod repairs.The company said that the vessel will transit to Freeport, Bahamas, where it is scheduled to undergo repair at a dry dock.Carnival added that it is completing negotiations and planning with a shipping vessel operator on a protocol that will be “a first-of-its-kind procedure to facilitate the repair,” given the current lack of facilities at Grand Bahama Shipyard.The cruise major is working with ABB, the azipod manufacturer, to complete the repairs and return the Carnival Vista to Galveston for the scheduled July 27 sailing.last_img

Revered Muslim ruler dies in Nigeria

first_imgFaithInternationalLifestylePrint Revered Muslim ruler dies in Nigeria by: – June 6, 2014 110 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Ado Bayero was a successful businessman and had worked as a banker, police officer, MP and diplomatThe emir of Kano, one of Nigeria’s most revered Muslim leaders and a vocal critic of the Islamist Boko Haram militants, has died, aged 83.Al-Haji Ado Bayero, on the throne of the northern city of Kano since 1963, died after a long illness.He was the longest-serving emir in Kano’s history and sought to reduce tensions with Nigeria’s Christians.Last year, he survived an attack on his convoy by suspected Boko Haram fighters.‘Peace builder’He will be buried after Friday prayers in Kano, according to Islamic tradition.Tens of thousands of people, including dignitaries from across Nigeria, are expected to attend despite the short notice.Although the Sultan of Sokoto is Nigeria’s most senior Muslim leader, the late Emir of Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero was seen by many as the country’s most respected and influential emir.This is down to his long reign – he spent 50 years on the throne, his efforts to build peace and the way he always stayed out of Nigeria’s sometimes murky politics.Whenever there were tensions between Kano’s Hausa-speaking Muslim majority and the large number of mainly Christian Igbo businessmen in the city, he always intervened to calm the situation.As emir, he invested a great deal of time and effort to promote Kano’s durbar – the celebrations held at both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adhar. This has now become the biggest in Nigeria and is a huge tourist attraction.During the durbar, he rides a horse around Kano, accompanied by a troupe of his cavalry wearing colourful, traditional robes. Later, Kano residents queue up to pay homage to him.The emirate of Kano is close to the British crown and Prince Charles (C) and his mother have visitedThe emir of Kano turned the durbar into a huge tourist attractionThe durbar honours the power and heritage of the Hausa community of northern NigeriaDuring the emir’s 50 years on the throne, Nigeria has experienced a great deal of turmoil with military coups and unrest but he always stayed out of politics.He had recently returned home from London where he had been receiving treatment.President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from southern Nigeria, said the emir would be remembered for his “immense wisdom”.He used “his exalted throne to build bridges of unity, friendship and harmony across the nation”, the president said in a statement.Before he ascended to the throne, he worked as a banker, police officer, parliamentarian and diplomat; he was also a successful businessman.The emir’s driver and two guards were killed when suspected Boko Haram fighters tried to assassinate him in January 2013.Boko Haram has accused traditional rulers of being too close to the political elite – just last week the emir of Gwoza was killed by suspected militants in the north-east.Correspondents say Nigeria’s traditional leaders hold few constitutional powers, but are able to exert significant influence especially in the mainly Muslim north where they are seen as custodians of both religion and tradition.Under British rule, the northern emirates were adopted as an integral part of the colonial administration and they became increasingly powerful.BBC Newslast_img read more

19th Ranked Razorbacks Too Much for West Florida in 117-43 Exhibition Win

first_img19th Ranked Razorbacks Too Much for West Florida in 117-43 Exhibition Win Share Nov. 2, 2007FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The West Florida Men’s basketball team took on the 19th ranked Division I Arkansas Razorbacks Friday night and got a taste of a team that may have Final Four talent. Arkansas is picked as one of the top teams in the Southeastern Conference for this upcoming year, and they showcased their skills with a 117-43 win over West Florida in Fayetteville. The Argos shooting was off as they hit on only 26% of their shots, while Arkansas hit everything, finishing the night with a 59% shooting percentage.Michael Washington led six Razorbacks in double-digit scoring with 22 points. Meanwhile, West Florida Guard Ryan Henry (Jr. / Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) poured in 15, hitting on six of his 12 attempts. Lucas Evangelista (Sr. / Buenos Aires, Argentina) added seven points, while Deondre Boynton (Jr. / Pompano Beach, Fla.), Charles Bouie (Jr. / Pahokee, Fla.), and Josh Jackson (Jr. / Madison, Wisc.) all added five points.West Florida was out-rebounded 54-27 by the much bigger Arkansas team, and just didn’t get any easy looks at the basket. A crowd of 9,646 watched as the two teams tuned up for regular season action with the exhibition contest. The Argonauts were able to get 13 different players some experience playing against some of the best in the country. The Arkansas defense forced 29 Argos turnovers, while only committing 12 turnovers themselves.The Argos have one more tune up before the regular season tips off. West Florida will travel to South Alabama next Saturday (Nov. 10) to take on the Jaguars in a game that counts as a regular season game for South Alabama, but is an exhibition game for West Florida. The Argos will open the regular season at home on November 15th vs. Concordia Selma, with tip off at 7:30 pm. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

FIFA vice president ponders calendar year season in Europe

first_imgFIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani has said that moving the European soccer season to the calendar year is a “possibility to be discussed” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.The pandemic has brought football to a standstill around the world. In an interview with Italy’s Radio Sportiva, Montagliani, who was seen as a close ally of FIFA President Gianni Infantino, said the move would fit in with the 2022 World Cup being played in Qatar in November and December.The head of world soccer’s governing body himself had said that football would be totally different when restarted, and that the current stoppage could be a good chance to overhaul the overloaded calendar due to run until 2024.“We have the opportunity because the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 will be played in November/December and that could be the idea,” said Montagliani, who is president of the CONCACAF Confederation.He added: “Here in the Americas, the season is already played according to the calendar year.“Perhaps, it is a solution that can also be used in Europe and Africa, it is a possibility to be discussed at national and continental levels. “It is not an idea to be discarded, it can be a solution in view of the next two years and this winter World Cup.”A number of European leagues, including Italy, Germany and England, still hope to finish their seasons but doing so can force the start of the 2020-21 campaign to be pushed back.UEFA also wants to finish the Champions League and Europa League.“We have already started thinking about how to set a new calendar from 2024, now with this crisis, we need immediate answers,” added Montagliani.The idea of a calendar-year season had been put forward before including by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge when he was Chairman of the European Club Association. “Everywhere, be it Germany, France or England, summer is the best period of the year. And that is the season we don’t play,” he had told France Football magazine in a 2013 interview.“In deepest winter, when it is very cold and snowing, we play nearly all the time in conditions that are disagreeable for both players and spectators.It is not logical.”Reuters/NAN.RelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Tags: Calender YearCoronavirusEuropean Soccer SeasonFIFAVice President Victor Montaglianilast_img read more

The Latest: French Open may be held without fans

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The president of the French Tennis Federation says holding the French Open without fans later this year is an option. The Latest: French Open may be held without fans Associated Press May 10, 2020 ___A Brighton player has tested positive for the coronavirus as the Premier League pushes ahead with plans to resume during the pandemic.The southern England club says there is no need for other members of the squad or coaches to self-isolate because players have only trained in isolation when at the training ground.The positive test came back on Saturday. Brighton chief executive Paul Barber told broadcaster Sky Sports that “despite all of the measures that we’ve been taking over the past few weeks, where the players haven’t been involved in any significant training at all, we’ve still suffered another player testing positive for the virus.”center_img More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7, but was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic and rescheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 4.Bernard Giudicelli tells French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche that “organizing it without fans would allow a part of the economy to keep turning, (like) television rights and partnerships. It’s not to be overlooked.”Giudicelli adds that “the lack of visibility is genuine” when hosting a tournament without fans but “we are not ruling any option out.”That could potentially mean moving the starting date back to Sept. 27, something Giudicelli says “does not change much.”The FFT is refunding all tickets purchased for the original dates of Roland Garros by the end of May and a new ticketing procedure will be opened if the tournament goes ahead. Brighton says three players have now had the coronavirus. The club announced one case in March.Premier League clubs are due to hold a conference call on Monday about “Project Restart.” Clubs are yet to resume group training as they abide by government social distancing regulations.Brighton has opposed plans to complete the season in neutral stadiums rather than being able to play its five remaining home games at its stadium.___last_img read more