China’s Xi calls for unity in fighting virus, climate change

first_imgChinese President Xi Jinping has called for cooperation in fighting the twin challenges of the pandemic and climate change in an address to the World Economic Forum. He said Monday that humankind only has “one Earth and one future” and must pull together to avoid conflict and resolve differences through respectful dialogue. Much of what the Chinese leader said was a reiteration of Beijing’s usual stance on such issues. Xi was speaking from Beijing to the virtual gathering that is taking place in lieu of the annual in-person meetings in Davos, Switzerland, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum has said it plans to hold its annual meeting in person in May in Singapore.last_img

No United announcement this week

first_img Press Association Manchester United’s expected announcement that Louis van Gaal is to be appointed as their new manager will not take place before next week. The club and 62-year-old Van Gaal, currently coach of Holland, are understood to have reached a broad agreement but no deal has yet been signed. United are due to announce their third-quarterly financial results later on Thursday but this will not include any announcement about the permanent successor to David Moyes. center_img Van Gaal is busy with preparations for Holland’s friendly against Ecuador at the Amsterdam ArenA on Saturday, and sources close to the club have ruled out any announcement taking place either side of that fixture. United’s interim manager Ryan Giggs was photographed leaving a hotel in the Dutch town of Noordwijk on Wednesday, where it is understood the 40-year-old had a meeting with Van Gaal. Giggs’ playing contract expires in June and he is expected to be offered a senior coaching role, though it is not known whether he intends to keep playing next season. last_img read more

The last time Syracuse allowed a record point total…

first_imgWhen Syracuse gave up a then-record 75 points in a game, the first car in the United States was still two years away from being revealed, the Wright Brothers hadn’t yet taken flight, and the Titanic hadn’t been built. The year was 1891 and Union College was the team that set the mark.The 125-year record was broken at Heinz Field on Saturday, where Pitt (8-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast) scored 11 touchdowns in a 76-61 victory over the Orange (4-8, 2-6), ending SU’s chances of bowl eligibility and head coach Dino Babers’ inaugural season. The teams set an FBS record with 137 combined points.Here’s some facts from the last time Syracuse allowed 75 points in a game. It’s been awhile.• Syracuse football was in its third season• Stephen Crane, SU student and author of the “Red Badge of Courage,” was a member of the teamAdvertisementThis is placeholder text• Benjamin Harrison served as the 23rd president of the United States• Artist Vincent Van Gogh died the year prior• Syracuse University was in its 21st year of operation• Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman, known for “total war” tactics that helped the Union Army defeat the Confederate States, died• The game of basketball was created by Dr. James Naismith• Yale won the college football championship Comments Published on November 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Ghana FA unhappy with Cairo venue: Nyantakyi

first_imgGhana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi says the football association is dissatisfied with Fifa’s decision to allow Cairo host the return leg fixture of the Black Stars duel against Egypt.Fifa announced on wednesday that the World Cup play-off between Egypt and Ghana will go ahead in Cairo despite a request for next month’s game be moved to a neutral venue.The Ghana FA uttered an alarm at the security situation in the Egyptian capital, as it pushed the world football’s governing body to find “a safe and secure venue” for the November 19 return leg game.But Fifa in response to the GFA on Wednesday confirmed Cairo as the venue for the second leg match following a recent visit by its security inspection delegation after writing to Egypt to provide the sport body with guarantees on the security situation for next month’s tie.Kwesi Nyantakyi said on Asempa FM Sports Night: “The Ghana Football Association is not satisfied with the Cairo return leg venue. We all know that it is not safe to play in Egypt but Fifa has assured us of providing adequate security so we’ll go and play.”“We will talk to the players to put fears behind them and I believe Ghana will win in Cairo without Egypt even scoring a goal.” Ghana annihilated Egypt 6-1 in the first leg of the final round of Fifa world Cup qualifying game.last_img read more