Juventus coach Sarri admits: Lyon fitness levels a surprise
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri admits Champions League opponents Lyon look fresh ahead of this week's clash.Juve go to France for their round 16 second-leg with the score locked at 1-1.Sarri said, “I watched Lyon for much of their game with PSG (League Cup final) and was surprised at how good their fitness levels were. The problem with these entirely anomalous situations is that we don't know how they will affect teams."I don't know if we'll be in better shape or they will.“The important thing is to judge our own season and not what those on the outside might think. I don't believe that those w...
How Michael Jordan's $100 million pledge will address voting rights, legal defense
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The first grants from a $100 million pledge by Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand will focus on the legal system and issues regarding voter suppression.Donations of $1 million each will go to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People and Families Movement. Black Voters Matter fund will receive a $500,000 donation.Jordan said in a prepared statement he is “all in” on “a commitment to address the historical inequality that continues to plague Black communities in the U.S.”It’s no surprise these grants incl...
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Talking tactics: Aston Villa sparks exciting finale; Jose shows Man Utd the way; Keita surprise
The last week of Premier League football has set up one of the most exciting final days of the season in years.Aston Villa's unexpected victory over Arsenal on Wednesday night has put them in the driving seat at the bottom, while Leicester City's defeat to Tottenham Hotspur made their head-to-head with Manchester United the only important game in the race for the top four.Elsewhere, clubs have already begun preparing for the 2020/21 season, with Naby Keita coming to the fore at Liverpool and Arsenal getting rewarded for taking risks under Mikel Arteta.Here are three tactical things we learnt f...
The most sought-after vacation destination in 2021 may come as a surprise
If you are desperately impatient for restrictions to be relaxed so you can travel to Thailand or take a tour of Australia, you should know that neither of these two countries will be the most sought-after destination in 2021. According to a study published by the tour operator Kuoni, in the event of a more favorable context for traveling next year, the United Arab Emirates will be the place that the greatest number of people want to visit.What about you? What will be the first destination you will head to in 2021? At a time when the health crisis is still very present, along with drastic measu...
Impact of Emptying America’s Roads
When the novel coronavirus pandemic made its way to America, states across the country implemented stay-at-home orders. Millions of people were forced to stay home to stay safe and keep the spread to a minimum. Did quarantine have a positive impact on the environment since so many people were not traveling to and from work?Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreIn a new study, Office Depot took an in-depth look at commuting habits around the United States. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency, Office Depot exam...
Photo: VCGIt may come as a surprise to many that amid the current fanfare of India's "boycott China" campaign and other animosity toward Chinese goods and companies, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has admitted to the country's parliament that there was "no embargo" on imports of raw materials from China for the manufacturing of protective jackets for the army.A Global Times investigation involving a military expert, an industry insider and a seller of bulletproof vests has revealed the truth: The Indian armed forces' reliance on Chinese-made materials for bulletproof vests is here to st...
Trump, Biden (no surprise) prevail in N.J.’s presidential primary
No shocker here: President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden won their primaries Tuesday.Even as the coronavirus forced the state to move to an election conducted largely through mail-in ballots, delaying many election results, there was no doubt about the outcome of the presidential primary, conducted long after Trump and Biden had sewn up the nominations.The Associated Press called the races for both men shortly after the polls closed, even as most New Jerseyans voted by mail due to the coronavirus.Trump faced no opposition in his quest for a second four-year term while Biden ...
NYPD commissioner blames Fourth of July surge in shootings on police reforms gone too far
NEW YORK — The shocking surge in shootings in New York City over the Fourth of July weekend was no surprise to New York Police Department Commissioner Dermot Shea.“This has been predictable,’” Shea said on NY1 Monday morning. “You heard me saying, ‘A storm is coming’ … and we’re in the middle of it right now.”The city, already reeling from protests and looting in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and what many cops see as creeping anti-police sentiment in the city, was rocked Sunday by 30 shooting incidents around the city, with 48 people shot.On Friday and Saturday, 15 peop...
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What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine
It is no surprise that the bill for allowing public transportation on the Sabbath was defeated at the Knesset this week.This is only a first example of the new government’s approach to the ongoing gulf between its traditional surrender to the dictates of the ultra-Orthodox parties and the clear will of the majority of the Israeli public, including the voters for the civil coalition parties. This is not just about public transportation on the Sabbath, which the majority of the Israeli public supports. Rather, it is part of an existential confrontation over the soul of the State of Israel. The r...
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Top Turkish diplomat makes surprise visit to Libyan capital
Turkish Foreign MinisterMevlut Cavusogluon Wednesday paid a surprise visit to Tripoli, the seat of Libya's UN-recognised government, backed by Ankara in a conflict between rivalLibyanpowers.It is the most significant delegation to visit the country since eastern Libya-based warlord Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on Tripoli in April 2019.Haftar's offensive came to an end in recent weeks, as the GNA, with increased Turkish support, drove his forces out of the northwest of the country.Arriving around midday, Cavusoglu was accompanied by Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and intelligence chief...