Now that Epstein has been arrested on child sex trafficking charges in New York, his previous plea deal is being re-examined and Alex Acosta’s brokering of the secret deal has led to his resignation.Epstein received 13 months in the Palm Beach County jail, with work release and was ordered to register as a Level 3 sex offender. President Trump and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta just announced that Acosta is resigning effective seven days from today.Acosta was the US Attorney in Miami who gave billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein the sweetheart non-prosecution plea deal twelve years ago when he plead guilty to one count of soliciting prostitution.BREAKING: Labor Secretary Acosta is stepping down.”In so many ways I hate what he’s saying now because we’re going to miss him,” Trump tells reporters at briefing. pic.twitter.com/MkzmpcuEPt— Bloomberg Law (@BLaw) July 12, 2019
President Trump announced during a news conference Thursday afternoon that he has cancelled parts of the Republican National Convention that were scheduled to take place in Jacksonville next month, citing a “flare-up” of the coronavirus in the state.He added that convention events will still be held in Raleigh, North Carolina.“To have a big convention is not the right time,” Trump said of the Jacksonville cancellation.The commander-in-chief moved parts of the GOP convention to Florida last month during a dispute with North Carolina’s Democratic leaders over holding an indoor event with maskless supporters.LIVE: President @realDonaldTrump holds a news conference https://t.co/4Hy92b3kD7— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 23, 2020 However, those plans were gradually reduced as virus cases spiked in Florida and much of the country over the last month.A small group of GOP delegates will still gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, to formally renominate the president on Aug. 24.Trump says he will deliver an acceptance speech in an alternate form.This is a developing story.
Hounslow badminton star Rajiv Ouseph beat Poland’s Przemyslaw Wacha in the final to win the men’s singles title at the Irish International in Lisburn.Wacha retired at 11-5 down in the second game after the losing the first 21-15. It was Ouseph’s first win against the Polish number one, having lost their previous three encounters.The victory is set to take Ouseph back into the world’s top 30 and is a major boost for him as he enters the final four months of Olympic qualifying.AdChoices广告Earlier, he defeated Finland’s Ville Lang 21-17 21-15 in the quarter-finals and then beat Mathieu Lo Ying Ping of France 21-13 21-18.Follow West London Sport on Twitter
Andre Villas-Boas has been sacked as Chelsea manager.Assistant boss Roberto Di Matteo has been installed as first-team coach on an interim basis until the end of the season, the club have announced.Villas-Boas, who took over at Stamford Bridge last summer, had been under pressure following a series of poor results and reports of player unrest.AdChoices广告His team had won only three of their last 12 Premier League games and were plagued by defensive lapses during the 34-year-old’s troubled spell at the helm.Chelsea are fifth in the table – in danger of missing out on next season’s Champions League – and Saturday’s defeat at West Brom proved to be the final straw for Blues owner Roman Abramovich.A Chelsea statement read: “Unfortunately the results and performances of the team have not been good enough and were showing no signs of improving at a key time in the season.“The club is still competing in the latter stages of the Champions League and FA Cup, as well as challenging for a top-four spot in the Premier League, and we aim to remain as competitive as possible on all fronts.“With that in mind we felt our only option was to make a change at this time.”Related stories:Late Baggies winner turns up heat on AVBMore pressure on boss after Blues defeatFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Quentin Hillsman walked out onto the court to greet Maggie Morrison. He wrapped his arms around her waist and picked her up in the air.She had just hit her third 3-pointer in as many attempts, giving Syracuse a 14-point cushion in the first half. In just five minutes of game action, Morrison had put her stamp on a game more forcefully than she had at any other point in the season.“You really feel great for them,” Hillsman, the SU head coach said. “Maggie’s a tough, tough kid. She’s a hard worker. She never comes into the office and complains. She never blames others for anything for her or lack of. She stepped in and really did a great job for us tonight.”Morrison finished with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from behind the arc in No. 21 Syracuse’s (11-5, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) 70-58 win over Virginia (12-4, 1-2) on Sunday afternoon in front of 708 fans in the Carrier Dome. All her points came in that stretch of almost five minutes in the first half that saw an 11-point Syracuse lead balloon to 18.The junior transfer from Vanderbilt has struggled in her first season at Syracuse, shooting just 29 percent from 3. But after her first breakout performance on Sunday, that percentage rose to 36.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They left me open for the most part, probably because I miss most of my shots,” Morrison said. “They were just falling today. It was good.”Morrison hit her first wide-open 3 off a pass from a trapped Diamond Henderson. Her second came after securing an offensive rebound after a Cornelia Fondren missed free throw. The third fell after she looked for an open Henderson, but took the shot herself after the defense closed in on Henderson.After hitting her fourth 3, Morrison missed her last attempt, an open shot from the corner as the first-half buzzer sounded. She then apologized to Henderson for preventing her from an assist and jogged back into the locker room with injured guard Brittney Sykes tailing her and rubbing her shoulders.“Anytime one of our teammates can come in and get hot like that,” point guard Alexis Peterson said. “It’s not only a confidence builder for her … but it’s great for our team and our program as well, when we have an offensive threat like that coming off the bench.”Hillsman wasn’t shy to say Morrison was one of the main reasons Syracuse won on Sunday despite playing just 10 minutes. She sparked the game-defining first-half run, and made big shots in moments that have often been futile for her throughout the first half of this season.She said she hoped not to be left open in the future, but that if she is, she won’t hesitate to shoot the ball.Said Morrison: “It definitely felt really good to finally get my shot back.” Comments Published on January 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm Contact Sam: email@example.com | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+
When the referee walked away from the scorer’s table and signaled Clemson ball, Mike Hopkins dropped his head for a brief moment.One second remained on the overtime clock and Syracuse trailed by one point. An orange possession would have given it one last prayer at a win it once had in hand, but the opposite result sealed SU’s fate and froze Hopkins’ head coaching record at 4-5 for the foreseeable future.When the final buzzer sounded moments later, Hopkins shook hands with a line of Tigers before walking off the court. He maintained a grim look on his face while he ducked into the tunnel on his way to the Syracuse locker room. On Tuesday, the Orange (10-6, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) fell 74-73 to Clemson (9-6, 2-1) in the Carrier Dome. On Saturday, Jim Boeheim will return as SU’s head coach after a nine-game suspension and Hopkins will have to wait two and a half years before he can prove he’s better than a losing record.“I’m not a loser. I don’t lose. I never have, in high school … I hate it,” said Hopkins, tears starting to fill his eyes as he stood behind the postgame podium. “I’m up here being composed, It’s not in my DNA, so it hurts.”After Syracuse beat Colgate on Dec. 8 — the second game of Boeheim’s suspension — Hopkins talked about giving the program back to Boeheim in better shape than he left it. That was five days after the NCAA surprisingly moved the suspension from the start of ACC play to be effective immediately, and three days after Hopkins lost his debut at Georgetown. Hopkins likened the program to a car, and said he couldn’t give the keys back to Boeheim with Doritos in the backseat.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd while Hopkins did make note of improvements over the last nine games, namely on the defensive end, the Orange hasn’t won a “signature” game since Boeheim was coaching it at the Battle 4 Atlantis. His losses came to Clemson by one, Miami by 13, Pittsburgh by 11, St. John’s by 12 and Georgetown by seven. His wins came against Texas Southern by 13, Montana State by 22, Cornell by 21 and Colgate by 27.“Well dad might be a little upset,” Hopkins said when asked what kind of shape the car is in now. “… I have to give the car and that’s going to be hard. The keys, you know, hand them to him. But I think the kids have gotten better. I think that the most important thing that I wanted to do, I felt when the transition happened, was constantly get better, focus on the process.”In the locker room after the game, a handful of Syracuse players were excited for Boeheim’s return but didn’t think his absence had a negative effect on the team over the last month. Hopkins said it will be good to have Boeheim, who he called “one of the greatest coaches to ever walk the sideline,” return to get the program “back to normalcy.”But even if the last nine games didn’t go as planned, he reflected on the last month as a learning experience for him and his team — which is now Boeheim’s team once again.“The one thing I know through this experience is that I’ve loved every second of it,” Hopkins said. “I’m addicted to it. It’s created an energy in me that I haven’t had in a long time, which I’m very blessed and grateful to have.” Comments Published on January 5, 2016 at 11:52 pm Contact Jesse: firstname.lastname@example.org | @dougherty_jesse Related Stories Syracuse folds late in regulation for 3rd straight game, drops matchup with Clemson, 74-73, in overtimeFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 74-73 overtime loss to ClemsonSyracuse community reacts to loss against ClemsonGrade Syracuse’s performance against Clemson and vote for the player of the game Facebook Twitter Google+
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Will the real Trojans please stand up?We’re three weeks into the 2017 season, and we know more or less as much about this USC team as we did heading into opening day. The Trojans kicked off their campaign with an unconvincing win over Western Michigan, rebounded with a statement victory against Stanford but then required two overtime periods to down a double-digit underdog Texas team.Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold has thrown for more than 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns so far this season, but he has also been picked off six times — already two-thirds of his 2016 total. The two-headed rushing attack of junior Ronald Jones II and freshman Steven Carr, which shined against the Broncos and the Cardinal, was held to less than three yards per carry against the Longhorns. USC’s defense, though formidable, has appeared prone to the occasional big play, which nearly crushed the team last weekend when Texas marched down the field and took the lead with 45 seconds left to play.The Trojans now hit the road for their first game away from the Coliseum this fall. They will face an undefeated Cal team surging with confidence from its Week 3 upset over Ole Miss — and new head coach Justin Wilcox will be eager to exact revenge on his former team (he was USC’s defensive coordinator under former head coach Steve Sarkisian). Though the Bears endured a brutal 2016 campaign, they picked up an opening-week win at North Carolina in addition to beating Ole Miss, and they could very well give the Trojans their biggest test of the year so far come Saturday.But another battle of attrition could spell trouble for this banged-up USC squad, which can ill-afford more injuries — let alone a loss. A slew of key players have been on the sidelines during practice this week, including Jones, junior linebacker Porter Gustin and three other starters. Of course, the Trojans’ injury issues will only make their task more difficult against the hungry Bears.Fortunately, USC can take heart looking back at last year’s matchup. Even if Wilcox’s presence is a massive boost to the defense, this is largely the same roster that allowed USC to torch them for 629 total yards on offense in 2016; Trojan runners bowled the Bears over for 398 yards while Darnold rang up five scores through the air. Granted, 163 of USC’s receiving yards came from JuJu Smith-Schuster and Darreus Rogers, but junior wideout Deontay Burnett, who has racked up more than 120 yards in four consecutive games dating back to the Rose Bowl, should still keep Cal’s defense very busy.However, can Jones and Carr rebound from their tough night versus Texas? Will a potentially depleted receiving corps get open for Darnold?Can Darnold himself avoid giving the ball away to a Cal defense that ranks third in the FBS in forced turnovers? There is still plenty of confidence in this program, especially after last week’s dramatic win, but the feeling of invincibility that made fans chant “We want ’Bama” last year is fading rapidly. Whether it’s due to unlucky bounces or lack of chemistry, USC hasn’t completely clicked yet this season, and paranoid fans are starting to see upsets looming around every corner.But there still remains a feeling that — when push comes to shove — the Trojans will jump on Darnold’s back and pull through. There was no better example of it than last weekend (save for maybe the Rose Bowl). Darnold, despite his two picks on the game, came out firing with no fear and deadly efficiency with less than a minute on the clock and no timeouts. From the second USC went down, the Trojans’ quarterback was spectacular, showing off his mobility, pocket presence and unmatched improvisational ability.Even with all Darnold’s ability, though, it’s impossible to expect that from him every week. If they keep trying their luck, the Trojans will eventually wind up on the losing end of one of these nail-biters, especially away from home. USC hasn’t seen a deficit it couldn’t overcome in a full calendar year. You wouldn’t expect that streak to come to an end against Cal, who the Trojans haven’t lost to since 2003, but you can be sure the Bears smell blood after USC’s close call against Texas. Depending on which version of the Trojans shows up at Memorial Stadium, we could be in for another heart-stopper.This team has been more roller coaster than hype train so far this season, but I’m still all in. With all the playmaking talent USC has on either side of the ball, there’s no question there is championship quality on this roster — and right now, there doesn’t seem to be a more automatic player in football than Darnold in clutch situations. It wasn’t necessarily pretty, but the Trojans took care of the Longhorns last week. Now it’s time for the bear hunt.Ollie Jung is a senior studying print and digital journalism. He is also a sports editor for the Daily Trojan. His column, Jung Money, runs Fridays.
A member of the Keshi Burial Committee who is also Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, who revealed yesterday in Asaba that details of the burial arrangements had been made public, said the ceremonies shall hold between Thursday, July 28, and Sunday, July 31.Ukah, said that the funeral for the late soccer icon would kick off in Edo State on Thursday, July 28, 2016 with a Requiem Mass at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, Airport Road, Benin-City, from 9:00 am. It is to be followed by Lying-in-State at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, also in Benin-City, at 11:00am.“There will also be a novelty match by All Stars as well as a session of tributes in honour of the late soccer star at the stadium.“The same day, his remains will depart Benin-City for Asaba, Delta State, from 1:15pm”, Ukah noted. On arrival, there will be lying in state ceremony at Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Indoor Hall, Asaba, from 3:15pm, followed by a novelty match by All Stars and Tributes at Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Asaba, from 3:30pm,” Ukah stressed.According to the obsequies released by the burial committee the Service of Songs/Vigil Mass will the same day hold at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church Illah at 6:00pm,On Friday, July 29, 2016 the body leaves Asaba for Illah by 7am, with a brief stopover at the Ogbelani Palace for traditional rites at 8:00am. The late Keshi was a traditional chief of Illah. It is to be followed shortly afterwards by lying-in-state at his family home, Ukpologwu Quarters, Illah, from 8:30am.Also on Friday, a Requiem Mass will take place at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, at 10:00am; followed by interment at his family compound, Ukpologwu Quarters, Illah, from 12:30pm while entertainment of guests is to follow at Omorka Primary School Playground from 12:30pm.The burial ceremonies are expected to be rounded off at 10:00am on Sunday, July 31, with a Thanksgiving Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah.Meanwhile, activities towards a befitting funeral for the late Nigerian football hero have reached advanced stage with renovation work intensified at Keshi’s country-home at Illah.Keshi died suddenly in Benin-City, Edo State, on June 8, 2016 aged 54 years.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Omon-Julius Onabu in AsabaThe remains of late former Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, are to be laid to rest in his hometown, Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State on July 29, 2016.
Former Vice President of the Ghana Football Association, Fred Pappoe, believes the Kurt Okraku led FA administration are on the right path.The FA has been under pressure since Covid -19 led to a halt in football activities, with clubs in the country agitating over the lack of funds to maintain their teams.According to the former FA Vice President, the new administration are doing their best in what he described as a strange period for football.“They are not off track. We must appreciate that we are operating in an environment which is unprecedented.“Nobody has got the experience of managing football in a pandemic era before, nobody in this world,” Fred pappoe said in an interview with Love FM.“So definitely, they are doing what needs to be done.”At any point in time, there’s always room for more, but I think in terms of being on course, they are doing well.“You will naturally make one or two mistakes here and there, but you correct yourself and still keep going.”I’ll say that they are doing well, they are doing their best.”The return date for the Ghana Premier League is still unknown, with a ban on football still in effect.The Ghana Football Association will make a decision on the future of the current season on June 30.