Post-Trump era a possibility, Europeans see no quick fix to US ties

first_imgIf Donald Trump loses in November, it’s no secret that most European policymakers will be happy to see his back. But as they envision the possibility of a post-Trump future, many are wondering how quickly the trans-Atlantic alliance can be fixed.Despite US opinion polls showing Biden ahead, officials in capitals across Europe say they are making no assumptions about the likely outcome of the US election.Having failed to anticipate Trump’s first victory, “the German government already burned its fingers,” said Jürgen Hardt, foreign affairs spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party and an expert on US-German ties. “I do not have the impression that the German government is waiting for another president – and I would advise them not to do it.” Still, when they allow themselves to look ahead to the prospect of a Biden presidency, they don’t necessarily see an instant resumption of the easier Barack Obama years. Though tone and style would shift overnight, policy substance on issues from China to Russia to trade could take longer to overhaul.”I don’t expect that, if we have a new president, everything will just fall into place,” said Reinhard Buetikofer, a trade expert for the Greens in the European Parliament.At best, if Biden wins, Buetikofer sees a chance for “revisiting and reforming multilateralism” after years of open US hostility to institutions from NATO and the EU to the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization.There are areas where frictions created by Trump could disappear as soon as Trump does: on climate policy, for example, a President Biden is likely to jump straight back into the Paris climate change accord that Trump quit. The WTO trade dispute mechanism that has collapsed because of a US veto of the appointment of judges could be put back together quickly.European countries that have prized Western unity in rebuffing Russian advances in Ukraine will no longer have to worry that the president of the United States will invite Vladimir Putin to a G7 summit without consulting them, as Trump did last month.”We would review all of the decisions that President Trump has taken,” Anthony Blinken, Biden’s senior adviser on foreign policy, told Reuters, referring specifically to Trump’s threat in recent weeks to withdraw US troops from Germany.Iran, China, tradeBut there are also issues where a Biden presidency may not be able to simply pick up where Obama left off.On Iran, for example, Europe has spent the past three years trying to salvage an Obama-era agreement to lift sanctions in return for curbs on Tehran’s nuclear program. But so much has happened since Trump abandoned the pact in 2018, and so much has unraveled, it may be too late to save it.And there are other issues where Europe and the United States have real differences that are not going to be simple to resolve, even with a friendlier figure in the White House.On China, Biden’s team wants to take a closer look at the security implications of Beijing’s investment in European infrastructure such as ports, said Julianne Smith, a former Obama-era national security official advising Biden’s campaign.Biden is not expected to be any happier than Trump was about European countries’ plans to incorporate technology from China’s Huawei, the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker, in their next generation mobile phone networks.On trade, while Biden is not likely to be as trigger happy as Trump has been to impose tariffs on allies, there are serious disputes. Germany, for example, wants to help the exports of its big car manufacturers.With the elections months away, European countries are still working on their own issues with the US administration.In the Netherlands, that means discussing whether Dutch chipmaker ASML should have a license to export technology to China. In France, the focus is on plans to tax big, mostly American tech companies, after Washington scuppered global talks.European countries with nationalist leaders that have enjoyed warmer ties with Trump may use the next few months to consolidate diplomatic gains. Poland aims to solidify plans for a “Fort Trump” – a long sought-after base of US troops.But any big changes in the trans-Atlantic relationship will have to wait at least until November, said the Paris-based ambassador of a large EU country, predicting a “moment of confrontation” if Trump should win another term.”Everybody is keeping their fingers crossed and will wait.”Topics :last_img read more

Art deco beauty revealed by stunning renovation

first_imgViv Sawers and her son Hamish, 4, in the dining room of their renovated Coorparoo Queenslander. Picture: AAP image/Claudia Baxter.Viv and Greg Sawers knew they would only be a chapter in the long story of their post-war Queenslander’s life and so they sought to retain much of the home’s character while renovating it to be more family-friendly. The property at 15 Stodart St, Coorparoo, began its life as a two-bedroom cottage built for a war widow Billie Hughes OAM in the 1940s.Ms Hughes was the president of the War Widows Guild of Queensland from 1954-1994 and the president of the national guild from 1981-1986.The Sawers purchased the home in 2010 after falling in love with the art deco features of the original property, including the ornate cornices and original glass and timber doors. The poolside area has been completely revamped. Picture: supplied.Mrs Sawers said her favourite part of the home was the statement formal entry, which features entry columns, glass stack-back doors and a grand entry room with ceiling rose, double-tiered chandelier, hardwood timber floors and a blind window typical of the era.“The light radiates through the glass chandelier and creates a stunning effect on the ceiling and walls,” she said.The Sawers have found the home to be the perfect place to raise their four-year-old son, Hamish, and entertain family and friends. “We’ve had quite a few birthdays here, lots of Christmases, and our son’s first birthday party,” Mrs Sawers said.“It’s been a really fantastic house.”The family are now ready to move on to their next chapter and have placed their home on the market through Amanda Becke of Belle Property Coorparoo. RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: Two yearsTotal spend: $675,000 The new kitchen flows out to the Merbau deck. Picture: supplied.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“We knocked out walls and added big windows to bring the light in, breezes through and generally improved to create an open plan layout,” Mrs Sawers said.The home has an open-plan living and dining area flowing into the living room and out to the rear deck.The kitchen has a butler’s pantry, bi-fold windows, stone benchtops and Smeg appliances.There are also two bedrooms upstairs, along with a study and bathroom.Character remains in the timber floors, art deco windows and doors and the ornate plaster cornices with foliage, sun rays, trapezoidal, zigzags and stepping patterns. Mrs Sawers said they kept the original cornices where possible and sourced handmade replacements from Ornamental Cornice at Logan Village. “The new plaster cornices were carefully selected to reflect the art deco style of the house, she said.” center_img The entry in to the home includes a number of art deco features. Picture: supplied.Mrs Sawers said they didn’t want to demolish the character they loved, so they decided to extend and renovate the “rabbit warren” that was the original home.“We put a lot of blood sweat and tears into the project,” Mrs Sawers said.“We designed (the renovation) with family in mind and we tried to create a home with lots of flexibility.”The couple began in 2013 by raising the cottage, building in downstairs, adding a new Merbau deck and updating the existing pool area.The ground floor now has a living area with kitchenette, three bedrooms, laundry, bathroom and toilet.The second stage of the revamp began in 2018 included a full renovation of the upstairs area, a new paint job throughout, landscaping and a statement entry.last_img read more

Where you can still bag a bargain in the celebrity hotspot of Byron

first_imgThe views from the house at 144 Lighthouse Rd, Byron Bay, are breathtaking. Image supplied by McGrath Estate Agents Byron Bay.4. 41 BROWNELL DRIVE, BYRON BAYAsking price: $5mThis home at 41 Brownell Dr, Byron Bay, is on the market.Closer to Wategos Beach is this cute three-level house.Features include an in-ground pool framed by timber decks, while the house itself has four-bedrooms, the main with an ensuite.There is a breakfast bar in the kitchen, while the bathroom has a spa bath.The house is listed with Nick Dunn of McGrath Byron Bay.Inside the property at 12 Brownell Dr, Byron Bay.5. 160 TANDYS LANE, BRUNSWICK HEADSAsking price: $5mThis property with expansive views of Cape Byron has three separate dwellings.The main timber home has four bedrooms, while the other two could be used as guest retreats or accommodation for extended family.The views span from Julian Rocks to Cape Byron Lighthouse and the property is on 7.67ha of land with plenty of parking.The home is listed with Helene Adams of First National Byron.This property at 160 Tandys Lane, Brunswick Heads, is for sale.10 TOP SUBURBS FOR PRICE GROWTH IN THE BYRON BAY REGIONSuburb Median house price 12 mth change in median priceMyocum $1.33m 33.3%New Brighton $1.08m 22.4%Suffolk Park $1.26m 20.2%Federal $1.225m 16.7%South Golden Beach $875,000 16.7%Clunes $712,500 12.9%Bangalow $960,000 10.7%Mullumbimby Creek $1.08m 9.3%Ocean Shores $745,000 8.8%Mullumbimby $740,000 5.4%(Source: CoreLogic) Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky in Byron Bay. Picture: Instagram.IT may seem like half of Hollywood is flocking to Byron Bay, but you don’t have to be a movie star to afford a piece of the country’s hottest property right now.The once sleepy, hippy town has seen property prices skyrocket more than 134 per cent in the past five years — thanks to the Hemsworth ­effect and a surge in demand for high-end real estate.The median house price in Byron Bay is now $1.5 million, while the most expensive suburb in the region is Coopers Shoot at $2.75 million, according to CoreLogic data — both outpacing many of Sydney’s trendy beachside suburbs.RELATED: TENNIS ACE THE NEW THOR NEIGHBOURAustralian actor Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky at the ‘Men In Black: International’ premiere in New York City. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP.But it is still possible to pick up a home in the heart of Byron for under $700,000, and even the most expensive home for sale in the area at the moment has had its price slashed by around $3 million.Byron Bay has long been a favourite holiday destination for Queenslanders, but now it’s common to see the likes of Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Margot Robbie and Liam Hemsworth with his girlfriend Miley Cyrus regularly wandering the streets and beaches.Thor star Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky are putting the finishing touches on the $20 million mansion they have built in the hills of Broken Head and are continually adding to their property portfolio in the area.Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky’s property in the final stages of construction in Byron Bay.A few kilometres away, tennis ace Pat Rafter and his family have put down roots, with the first images of their rural retreat revealed this week.Rafter reportedly spent about $3 million on the property in total, after buying the land when it was just a paddock four years ago for $1.35 million.This is the paddock tennis legend Pat Rafter bought in 2015, which he has now built a house on.Other high profile residents include musician Angus Stone, of the duo Angus and Julia Stone, lives on an estate near Byron Bay, while former netballer Liz Ellis lives on a farm with her family just outside the town.Other big names that now call Byron Bay home — or at least a holiday spot for some of the year — are Channel 10 personality Carrie Bickmore, musician Pete Murray, model Gemma Ward and soccer hero Tim Cahill.Broken Head Nature Reserve, south of Byron Bay. Picture: Amanda Robbemond.Local agent Karin Heller of Parkinson Property said the number of celebrities moving to the area in recent years had done wonders for property prices.“If you’re a property owner, it’s a good thing,” she said.“As long as they integrate into the community and want to be part of it, it’s nice.“Generally, Byron’s become incredibly sought-after and prices reflect that.”If you’re willing to fork out a little more though, there are some amazing properties up for grabs.Agent Liam Annesley, of L.J. Hooker Byron Bay, is selling the Wategos Beach property of Peter Mattick, the co-founder of Salmat.This property at 41 Marine Pde, Wategos Beach, aka `Byron’s best house’, is still on the market. Photo: Supplied.The home marketed as ‘Byron’s best house’ was listed with $18.5 million hopes when it first hit the market early last year, but the price has now been slashed to $14 million to $15 million.Mr Annesley said he was getting interest from young expats for the beachside property and that since the price had been reduced, viewings had increased.With around 2.25 million tourists flocking to Byron in the past 12 months, the local agent is expecting a bit spring selling season ahead.MORE: INSIDE TIM CAHILL’S ULTIMATE SPORTS STAR MANSION“I think with the recent interest rate drop, the market’s going to run, and we’re starting to see that already,” Mr Annesley said.“My pick is we’ve seen the bottom of the market and have a bit of time before it kicks into gear…if I were looking to buy, I’d get my ducks in a row this winter.”In the heart of Byron Bay and with a slightly more affordable price tag, a boho cottage at 22 Kingsley Street has hit the market for $3.2 to $3.2 million.The home belongs to the fashion designers behind the label Mister Zimi and is being marketed by Christian Sergiacomi, who recently launched his new agency Pacifico Property with wife and television personality Shelley Craft.Christian Sergiacomi and his wife, Shelly Craft, of Pacifico Property are selling this home at 22 Kingsley St, Byron Bay.The house at 22 Kingsley St, Byron Bay, that’s for sale.FIVE OF THE BEST BARGAINS FOR SALE IN BYRON RIGHT NOW1. 525 COORABELL RD, COORABELLAuctionThis property at 525 Coorabell Rd, Coorabell, is for sale.A deceased estate only 15 minutes from Byron Bay has just hit the market and is set to sell for a steal.The two-bedroom brick house on just over 2ha of land in the Byron hinterland could either be renovated or demolished to make way for a new home.Surrounded by dream homes, the property goes to auction on August 10 and is listed with Helene Adams of First National Byron.Inside the house on the property at 525 Coorabell Rd, Coorabell.2. 7/21-25 CEMETERY RD, BYRON BAYAsking price: $685,000 to $750,000This townhouse at 7/21-25 Hanlon Court, Byron Bay, is for sale.This three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse is close to town with an airy, light-filled feel and a bush outlook.Set over three split levels, with a double garageListed with Paul Banister and Robyn Hunt of First National Byron.Inside the townhouse at 7/21-25 Hanlon Court, Byron Bay.3. 4 HANLON COURT, BANGALOWAuctionThis house at 4 Hanlon Court, Bangalow, is for sale.This four-bedroom house is touted as being in ‘the best location’ in Bangalow.It comes with a covered outdoor deck, a huge kitchen with walk-in pantry and a magnesium swimming pool.Listed with Karin Heller of Parkinson Property.Inside the main living, kitchen and dining area of the home at 4 Hanlon Court, Bangalow.4. 11/10 BALEMO DR, OCEAN SHORESAsking price: $650,000This townhouse at 11/10 Belamo Dr, Ocean Shores, is for sale.This three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse is for sale for the first time and a bargain at just $650,000.The complex is next to a championship golf course and only a six minute drive to North Coast beaches.Listed with Julie-Ann Manahan of Raine & Horne.5. 60 MAIN ARM RD, MULLUMBIMBYAsking price: Reduced to $674,500This house at 60 Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby, is for sale.This original, two-bedroom 1950s timber cottage is on a huge 1334 sqm block — so big you could put a granny flat on it!Inside is light and airy with high ceilings, timber floors, French doors and northerly views to Mt Chincogan.The property is in walking distance of the heart of Mullumbimby.It”s listed with Mark Cochrane of Professionals.This house at 60 Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby, is for sale.LIVE LIKE A STAR IN BYRON BAY IN ONE OF THESE HOMESBuyers looking to splash some cash and wanting to get the full Hemsworth experience may want to consider one of these luxury homes around Byron.1. 41 MARINE PDE, BYRON BAYMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoAsking price: Was $18.5m, now $14mInside the house at 41 Marine Pde, Wategos Beach, which is on the market. Photo: Supplied.The holiday home of Salmat co-founder Peter Mattick and his wife, Pam, is still on the market a year and a half after first listing.The trophy home on Wategos Beach spans two levels with a central swimming pool and panoramic ocean views.It was first listed with an $18.5 million asking price, but that’s been reduced to ???The current record for Byron Bay was the sale of a home to property developer Danny Goldberg in 2006 for $15.68 million.Mr Mattick bought the property in 2004 for $3.9 million before commissioning architect Tim Moon to turn it into his dream holiday home.The property is listed with agent Liam Annesley, of LJ Hooker Byron Bay.This house at 41 Marine Pde, Wategos Beach, is still for sale. Photo: Supplied.2. 105 COOPERS SHOOT RD, COOPERS SHOOTAsking price: $10m to $11mThis house at 105 Coopers Shoot Rd, Coopers Shoot, is for sale.This amazing home overlooking Byron Bay is on 2.7ha of land and has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and an entertainment terrace with pool.Just minutes from beaches, the kitchen has premium appliances, the main bedroom has two ensuites and there is a lift to the upper floor.A detached guest studio, a games room, gym, pool house and four-car garage are also included.The house is listed with Nick Dunn of McGrath Byron Bay.Inside 105 Coopers Shoot Rd, Coopers Shoot.3. 144 LIGHTHOUSE RD, BYRON BAYAsking price: $8m+This house at 144 Lighthouse Rd, Byron Bay, is for sale.last_img

Inter Milan join race to sign Real Madrid target

first_img Loading… The amount of flirtation that has gone on between the player and the club is frankly ridiculous at this point; and now that Manchester United seem to have finally lost patience with him, everything looked lined up nicely for the long-awaited move to be completed. Real Madrid have long considered themselves to be favourites to buy Paul Pogba.Advertisement But according to Mundo Deportivo, things might be a little more complicated than that. They say that Inter Milan are now in the race for the France midfielder, which United will welcome.Not only will that allow them to create a bidding war between the two teams to raise the former Juve star’s massively depressed price, it might also mean a chance to get a little revenge on Madrid for their years of gentle tapping up by sending their wanted man elsewhere.Read Also: UEFA open to seasons ending early due to COVID-19Pogba, while he might prefer Real, would still probably be fine with any move to a top club, as long as he gets to leave Old Trafford.Perhaps there’s even a third option – the disruption of the coronavirus chaos means very few big moves this summer, and therefore an unexpected further season for the 27 year old at United.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Asian Actresses Of Irresistible BeautyWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronelast_img read more

Poyet backs Defoe England recall

first_img But Poyet believes the 55-times capped Defoe can do even better than that and once more play for an England side he last represented against Chile in November 2013. “When you pick strikers you pick those in form and scoring goals,” Poyet said. “We saw today Harry Kane at Spurs and it’s an obvious choice, but Jermain has a chance if Wayne Rooney plays in midfield. “But that’s up to Roy (Hodgson) to decide. I respect the manager of the national team and the only thing the player can do is perform.” Defoe’s arrival has certainly lifted Sunderland and the Black Cats battled for a precious point in south Wales after winning back-to-back games against Burnley and at Fulham in the FA Cup for the first time this season. “We are a different team with Jermain,” Poyet said after former Sunderland loanee Ki Sung-yueng had deprived his side of all three points with a diving second-half header. “When you’ve got a player sooner or later that you know is going to score it makes the rest of the team believe that you’ve got a chance to win football games. “I’ve been killing myself to think, ‘Do I need to have to give him a rest?’ He’s been out for four months. Sunderland manager Gus Poyet believes Jermain Defoe can resurrect his England career after finding his goal-scoring form for the Black Cats. Defoe headed back to England last month just 11 months into a four-year Major League Soccer contract at Toronto and has immediately hit the goal trail on Wearside. The 32-year-old scored his second Sunderland goal in three Barclays Premier League starts in the 1-1 draw at Swansea on Saturday, becoming the first player to register against every one of the 20 clubs in the top flight. Press Association “But I can’t and I have to say, ‘Sorry J, you have to play because I cannot let games go pass without playing you’.” “(Costel) Pantilimon made a couple of very good saves so you cannot say we deserved to win, but we had a very good first half and I was pleased with the way we played and passed the ball.” Swansea manager Garry Monk was left to rue Ki’s disallowed first-half effort as the midfielder was flagged for offside moments before Defoe fired Sunderland into a 42nd-minute lead. Monk joked the decision was so tight that he would order South Korean to get his hair cut. “I was told his hairline was offside, although I am not sure that is part of the rules,” Monk said. “Our cameras mean you do not get close ups of things like that so I will need to have another look – but I will have to tell Ki to cut his hair! “It’s one of those where sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t. We have had a few like that this season.” Monk felt Swansea created enough chances to win, but said his side were punished for switching off. “It was frustrating as they scored from their only shot when we gave Defoe too much space,” Monk said. “We did not close it down and we got done, which set us back. “We got a good equaliser, tried to push for the second and I felt we were the better team, but it was not to be.” last_img read more

The Latest: Bach says new dates for Olympics not discussed

first_imgBach cites the World Health Organization “saying in the last couple of hours that Africa has to prepare for the worst.”The IOC has been advised by the WHO, which said Monday the pandemic is accelerating.Bach says the original health issue for hosting the Tokyo Olympics was “could Japan offer a safe welcome” and the IOC was confident it could.___The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021. ___Japan’s NHK public television says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics during talks with IOC President Thomas Bach.Abe says a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic.Abe held telephone talks with Bach after IOC said it would make a decision on the Tokyo Games over the next four weeks.___ Associated Press One option would be July 23-Aug. 8. That is exactly one year from the now-postponed July 24-Aug. 9 dates.Bach says the exact dates is a question for the Tokyo organizing committee and an International Olympic Committee panel overseeing the preparations.Swimming and track have their biennial world championships scheduled to start in July or August 2021.___IOC president Thomas Bach says “alarming figures” in the past few days about the coronavirus were key to deciding the Tokyo Olympics must be postponed. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___IOC president Thomas Bach says he did not discuss new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. March 24, 2020 More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The European club rugby finals in May have been suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.Governing body European Professional Club Rugby announced the decision a day after a conference call by the board.The Champions Cup and second-tier Challenge Cup had already suspended the quarterfinals scheduled for next month. Now the semifinals on May 1-3 and the finals in Marseille set for May 22-23 are off.EPCR says it “remains committed to completing the 2019-20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup season.”___ That brings an end to all professional football competitions in Australia and New Zealand.Football Federation Australia chief executive James Johnson says the latest measures imposed by the federal government made it impossible for the A-League to continue. The league had only a few regular-season games remaining before the playoffs. Johnson said the postponement will be reviewed on April 22.Johnson says “as a national competition played in all parts of Australia, as well as New Zealand, mission complicated became mission impossible.”Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Melbourne City at an empty stadium on Monday was the last game completed. Sydney FC leads the standings with 48 points after 20 games.___ The Latest: Bach says new dates for Olympics not discussed The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start Thursday as planned in northeastern Fukushima prefecture but with no torch, no torchbearers and no public because of the coronavirus outbreak.There will be an Olympic flame carried in a lantern and transported by a vehicle along what organizers hope will be empty roadsides.The Tokyo Games and the relay have been caught in limbo since International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said four weeks were needed to decide on an inevitable postponement of the planned opening on July 24. He has ruled out a cancellation.___Australian soccer’s A-League has suspended its season indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak. ___Taiwan’s professional baseball league has set April 11 as the revised date for opening day.The start of the Taiwan-based Chinese Professional Baseball League’s season has been delayed twice this month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The CPBL’s website says the opening game would go ahead in a closed stadium but there could be up to 150 season ticket holders allowed entry under strict social distancing guidelines if the government approves.Sports leagues across Asia have been postponed or suspended because of the virus outbreak. The professional baseball and soccer leagues in Japan are aiming to start or resume their seasons in late April. The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak.The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.___Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to his proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bach had previously said the IOC would make an announcement about postponing the 2020 Olympics in the next four weeks.last_img read more

Bayern clinch Bundesliga title with 1-0 win at Werder Bremen

first_imgBERLIN, Germany (Reuters) – Bayern Munich won their 30th German league title by beating Werder Bremen 1-0 away with a Robert Lewandowski strike yesterday to open up an unassailable lead at the top of the Bundesliga table.The Bavarians moved 10 points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund, who have three games left to play, and secured an eighth consecutive league crown.In a rollercoaster season that saw coach Niko Kovac fired in November with Bayern off the top spots and Hansi Flick taking over, Bayern turned it around after the winter break, are unbeaten since and won their last 11 straight league matches.They remained unruffled by the two-month break due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and beat Dortmund last month to overcome the last major obstacle en route to a 29th Bundesliga crown since the introduction of the top division in 1963.Werder, desperate to avoid their second relegation after 1980, were bold and matched the Bavarians in the first half for speed and possession.They also had the better chances until Bayern winger Kingsley Coman’s glancing header in the 24th.The Bavarians gradually gained ground and broke the deadlock with defender Jerome Boateng’s superb pass for Lewandowski, who turned in the box and grabbed his 31st goal of the campaign just before halftime.The Polish forward, who scored on his return from suspension for Bayern, is chasing the 40-goal record for one season set by Gerd Mueller in 1972 and had a string of good chances after the break to add to his tally.But it was keeper Manuel Neuer who proved key for Bayern after they were left with 10 men for the final 10 minutes following the dismissal of Alphonso Davies, making a sensational one-handed save to ensure yet another league title.last_img read more

Report: Whigham has internal bleeding; doctors consider surgery

first_imgTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Julian Whigham lay motionless on the turf, just under the uprights in Syracuse’s end zone.Jameis Winston had just found Rashad Greene in the end zone for his first touchdown pass of the day, and Whigham collided with him in the back of the end zone.A stretcher came out for the injured cornerback for what ABC reported was a dislocated elbow. The network refused to show a replay because of the graphic nature of the injury. SU announced that Whigham would not return due to an abdominal injury.ABC later reported that Whigham was in Tallahassee Memorial hospital and that his “vital signs are stable,” but he has internal bleeding. Doctors are determining whether he needs surgery.Whigham was one of three Orange players who left Saturday’s game due to injury. Running back Prince-Tyson Gulley limped off the field with the help of Syracuse’s training staff after being tackled for a loss during the first quarter. He would not return because of a lower-body injury.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarly in the second half, Syracuse also announced that Jarrod West wouldn’t return due to an upper-body injury. The wide receiver took a big hit from safety Jalen Ramsey during the second quarter and didn’t return to action. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Hogan critical of wait time for hurling qualifier draw

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM The Premier are among the teams ‘waiting on tenterhooks’ for tomorrow morning’s hurling qualifier draw.Despite a 6 week lay-off since their last game, Tipperary will only have 5 days from the draw to do specific preparations for Saturday’s qualifier.The Premier are in Pool 2, along with Waterford, Limerick and Laois or Carlow – who play today – and can be drawn against the Pool 1 teams of Kilkenny, Dublin, Offaly or Westmeath. Tipp FM Analyst Ken Hogan says he thinks that the draw should have been made a week earlier…last_img read more

FIFA signs deals on goal-line technology

first_imgFootball’s world governing body FIFA has signed licence agreements with two companies to provide goal-line technology systems.FIFA said Tuesday the agreements were a “milestone” along the way to the introduction of goal-line technology.The deal means that GoalRef and Hawk-Eye have official authorisation to install their respective goal-line technology systems worldwide, FIFA said in a statement.The systems will tested again at the Club World Cup in Japan in December.Football’s rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), approved the use of the technology in July.It followed a number of controversial decisions in which goals were disallowed although the ball had crossed the line. Both companies passed a series of laboratory and field tests in both simulated match situations and live matches.FIFA will leave any decisions to use the technology to national leagues, and said the systems would still have to pass tests in stadiums.“Once a system has been installed in a stadium, the system undergoes a final inspection to check its functionality. This is carried out by an independent test institute, and the results of this so-called ‘final installation test’ must be successful.” it said.last_img read more