Frank de Boer struggles early in MLS as Pity and Atlanta United fail to fire

The Five Stripes won the title in just their second season. But after the departure of two key figures they have struggled to find a new identity Gonzalo Pity Martnez was welcomed to the US with a song. As he stepped off the team bus, Atlanta United supporters chanted: l Pity Martnez, que loco que esta, sealed the Copa Libertadores for River Plate. It was a fitting welcome for the Argentinian who, until then, shared only a single quality with …

‘Against all odds’: Women’s football — a vision for the future

(CNN)As the manager for the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team, I’ve seen the remarkable drive that women and girls have to play football. If women will go to those lengths to play football, we can only imagine how the women’s game will develop under the right global conditions. Men’s football may have a 111-year head start, but with the required shifts in culture and governance, the women’s game will explode. READ: FIFA investigates Afghan football body over women’s team abuse …

Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams: one of the last men to be executed in California

The once-feared leader of the Crips, put to death in 2005, had a warning for UK gangs. Tony Thompson met him in prison On 13 March 2019, Californias governor, Gavin Newsom, died by lethal injection on 13 December 2005, after last-minute appeals by his lawyers and a clemency petition to then governor Arnold Schwarzenegger were unsuccessful. Tony Thompson spoke with Williams in this piece originally published on 27 November 2004. divider Stanley Tookie Williams is not typical of the 629 …

US alters Golan Heights designation from ‘Israeli-occupied’ to ‘Israeli-controlled’

State department changes term in annual human rights report of Syrian territory Israel captured in 1967 The US has dropped itsdescription of the Golan Heights from Israeli-occupied to Israeli-controlled in a Israel has been lobbying hard for the Trump administration to recognise sovereignty over the volcanic plateau it occupied more than half a century ago and later annexed. Washington appears to be moving in that direction. In November, it global human rights report released on Wednesday, the state department did …

Heres How 20 World Famous Buildings And Statues Looked During Their Construction

Although only the Great Pyramid of Giza remains of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the modern world can surely boast with a number of memorable architectural monuments. Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Burj Khalifa… the list could go on and on. And while we can travel to most of them and see their magnificence and beauty surrounded by contemporary structures ourselves, there is something deeply admirable about the process of construction. Perhaps it’s the progress that draws our …

Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin dies at 23

(CNN)Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin died late last week, USA cycling confirmed Sunday. She was 23. “Kelly was more than an athlete to us, and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family,” Rob DeMartini, USA Cycling president and CEO, said in a statement. “The entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss. We are offering continuous support to Kelly’s teammates, coaches and staff.” Catlin was a student and an athlete Catlin was a native of Minnesota, according to …

Don’t let America turn North Korea into another Iraq | William M Arkin

The news has taken on a theme: North Korea is only stringing the US along, and the controlled leaks feel very similar to what unfolded with Iraq in 2002 The Trump-Kim breakup in Hanoi was almost as sudden as the engagement a huge sigh of relief pouring forth from the national security establishment. Donald Trump did not give away the store. But more important, to the experts, the collapse of the summit proved that a marriage that should never have …

Venezuelan opposition leader will call for ‘state of national emergency’ as power blackout goes on

(CNN)A day after Venezuela’s embattled president and his opposition rival held dueling rallies in the capital Caracas, opposition leader Juan Guaido said he will call for a “state of national emergency” in a special session of parliament on Monday. At a press conference Sunday, Guaido said talks have been held with Germany, Japan, Brazil and Colombia to seek their support. Guaido said there is $1.5 billion available from multilateral organizations to take care of services in Venezuela. He did not …

People Are Questioning The U.S Healthcare System After This Americans Positive ER Experience In Taiwan Goes Viral

Getting sick really sucks, no matter where you are. However, there are certain places in the world where the bill for emergency care is a killer blow that magnifies your misery 100 fold, so you better make sure your insurance is top notch. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: His post has been shared over 200k times on Facebook, and has reignited the long-running debate about the criminally inhumane healthcare system in the U.S. Predictably, there were some people who …

U.S. Olympic Medalist Kelly Catlin Dies At 23

“The U.S. cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin,” USA Cycling President and Chief Executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement. “Kelly was more than an athlete to us, and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family.” VeloNews reported that Catlin’s father, Mark, said in a letter to the publication that she died on Friday night at her home in California. Her father told the publication that she died by suicide. She …

BirthStrikers: meet the women who refuse to have children until climate change ends

A movement of women have decided not to procreate in response to the coming climate breakdown and civilisation collapse. Will their protest be a catalyst for change? As soon as Blythe Pepino got together with her partner Joshua two years ago, she felt this overwhelming urge to create a family with him, she says. I think it was the fifth day after having met him, I said: Ive got to meet your parents. He was like: Youre mad. Then, late …

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says power recovery will come ‘little by little’

Caracas (CNN)In a televised address Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the recovery from power outages will be “little by little,” adding the outage was an “electronic coup” carried out by “criminal minds.” “We are on the right side of history,” he said. “We are on the way to a great victory from the greatest blow ever delivered to Venezuela.” Meanwhile, Venezuela’s National Assembly approved a request Monday from opposition leader Juan Guaido to respond to the widespread outages with …

Santa Anita suspends racing after ‘horrible’ deaths of 21 horses in two months

Santa Anita, one of the worlds most famous racetracks, has cancelled racing indefinitely to re-examine its dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months Racing at Santa Anita in Los Angeles, one of world racings most iconic venues and the host track for this years Breeders Cup, has been suspended indefinitely after the death of a four-year-old filly during training at the course on Tuesday, the 21st fatality there since 26 December. Training on its …

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Huge power outage leaves most of Venezuela in darkness

Caracas, Venezuela (CNN)Most of Venezuela still had no power Friday evening, more than 20 hours after a massive outage left over 70% of the country without electricity. There are also issues at other hospitals, Zambrano said, like the pediatric unit at El Algodonal Hospital in Caracas being closed for 15 days, the electrical failures at the Periferico Hospital in Catia or how the Coche Peripherial Hospital has been closed for four months due to electrical failures. “Generators are not able …