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Tokyo governor Koike cruises to second term

first_imgAs for the Olympics, she said, “the coronavirus infection is also the priority here as well”.”What can we do to host a safe and secure Games? How can we reduce its cost and simplify it? I wish to continue working on our coronavirus measures so that it will become reality,” she said.Her second term begins amid a growing weariness with the Olympics, as just over half of Tokyo’s residents do not think the Games should be held next year, according to a poll published late last month.The coronavirus also overshadowed Sunday’s voting with polling station staff donning masks, face shields and plastic gloves, while tape on the floor kept voters apart.Poll booths were sanitised after every use, and voters were urged to use hand sanitiser as they entered and exited.Koike’s main challengers were Kenji Utsunomiya, 73, a lawyer backed by the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and two other opposition parties, and Taro Yamamoto, 45, a former actor and leader of the anti-establishment party Reiwa Shinsengumi.The men were nationally recognised figures, but were no rivals to Koike, who campaigned online and did not mingle with supporters or give speeches to reduce infection risks. Koike originally won the governorship in a landslide vote in 2016, becoming Tokyo’s first female leader.She has been seen as a steady pair of hands during the coronavirus crisis, issuing frequent video messages — including in English, which is highly unusual for a Japanese politician.However, she fluffed her biggest political gamble in 2017 when she created a new “Party of Hope” that coalesced opposition to Abe’s all-powerful Liberal Democrats in the national election.This sparked speculation she would ditch her role as Tokyo governor to run for the prime minister.However, despite initially promising opinion polls, support imploded because of public confusion over her intentions.Topics : Many observers say her smooth performance during the coronavirus pandemic contrasted sharply with current PM Shinzo Abe, who critics say bungled Japan’s response.The postponed Olympics, due to open on July 23, 2021, was also a major theme of the campaign and Koike pledged to reduce the Games budget as organizers grapple with the unprecedented challenge of rescheduling the event.Koike gave an “online” victory speech in front of a limited number of journalists to minimise the risk of coronavirus infection.”The immediate issue at hand is the coronavirus,” Koike said, as Tokyo has seen more than 100 new cases a day recently — many from clusters in the city’s host and hostess clubs. Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike declared victory in Sunday’s vote to elect the leader of one of the world’s most populous cities and immediately vowed to step up the fight against a recent coronavirus resurgence.Major media exit polls suggested a landslide victory after voting stations closed at 8 p.m., as Koike shrugged off challenges from a wide range of candidates, many of whom were political novices.The 67-year-old media-savvy Koike is a rare top female leader in Japan’s male-dominated politics and is often mentioned as a possible prime minister.last_img read more

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Steve McClaren reveals the main problem Mikel Arteta must fix at Arsenal

first_imgArteta was alongside Pep Guardiola for Man City’s 3-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday (AFP via Getty Images)‘There’s no responsibility in terms of going with runners defending.‘There are no tackles until they get way back on the edge of their own box which is too late then.‘So I can see Arteta going into Arsenal and going, ‘you know what, in terms of build-up possession, keeping the ball, we’ve got players who can do that. All I need to teach this team is attitude to defend and win the ball back between five and eight seconds, which is what Man City do’. That’s his philosophy.‘I think he can can instil that at Arsenal, he can tweak Arsenal in terms of defenders, which I think they definitely need.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Defenders are dropping too deep, they are not going and pressing it, they are not mobile and athletic enough to play the way he’ll probably want to play.‘He could change that a little bit but he can also change that in the transfer market.‘I just think Arsenal are further ahead than Everton are and Arteta knows Arsenal, he’s got an affinity with Arsenal, it’s a little bit like Frank [Lampard] going to Chelsea, he knows Chelsea, it’s working, he knows the kids there.‘And with that front line I’d me going, ‘I’d love to work with that front line, just throw them a ball they’ll score goals, now behind that I need to [address it].’ Arteta has been Guardiola’s assistant at Man City since 2016 (EPA)‘You think that would be anti-Manchester City but Manchester City only win the league because of their raised defence, because when they are attacking they defend.‘And they are not winning games in the present moment because they are not doing that consistently enough and they’re getting caught.‘Arsenal are not doing that at all. That’s why Man City scored three easy goals on transition counter-attacks, their team is like that [open] instead of being compact.‘So he [Arteta] just needs to tweak a few things, work on the training ground, get the players around him, change the attitude, get them working harder off the ball and recovering the ball quicker and Arsenal can be better than what they are.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 17 Dec 2019 4:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link311Shares Steve McClaren has urged Mikel Arteta to address Arsenal’s defensive frailties (Sky Sports/Getty)Steve McClaren believes Mikel Arteta must improve the attitudes of Arsenal’s players when they are defending and has urged the Spaniard to adopt the same philosophy which has been successful at Manchester understands that Arsenal are confident of reaching an agreement with Arteta this week after holding talks with the 37-year-old following Manchester City’s 3-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.Arteta faces an uphill task as Arsenal have registered just one win in their last 12 matches and McClaren believes Pep Guardiola’s assistant needs to urgently address how the Gunners shape up when they don’t have possession.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘All he needs to do is address their attitudes in terms of when they haven’t got the ball,’ McClaren told Sky Sports.ADVERTISEMENT‘Because when they haven’t got the ball there’s no speed in recovering into shape, there’s no speed in recovering the ball within five seconds, which is Man City’s philosophy when they lose the ball.center_img Steve McClaren reveals the main problem Mikel Arteta must fix at Arsenal Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Eddie Nketiah reveals key advice from Arsenal legend Ian Wright that has inspired him

first_imgNketiah has been offered key advice by Wright (Pictures: beIN Sports Youtube/ Getty)Eddie Nketiah says Arsenal legend Ian Wright’s advice to believe in himself and work hard has helped contribute to his rise to the top.Mikel Arteta saw enough from the England youth international during his loan spell at Leeds United to recall him early and thrust him straight into the first team.And at just 21-year-old, the striker has been trusted to lead the line for the Gunners over Alexandre Lacazette on multiple occasions since he returned to north London.The youngster has repaid his manager’s faith in him, scoring three times in his last five starts, and he attributes a part of his success to Gunners hero Wright.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He’s been really good for me, he’s helped me a lot, on and off the pitch,’ Nketiah told beIN Sports.‘He’s such a nice and bubbly guy to have around. Whenever you speak to him he lights up the place and brings positive energy. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jul 2020 5:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link170Shares Advertisement Nketiah has grasped his opportunity in the first team with both hands (Picture: Getty Images)‘The best advice he has given me is to believe in myself and to work hard. There’s never an excuse not to work hard and to work on your trade. Even if it’s finishing, staying out and doing extra, putting in the extra work.‘Speaking to him you see how much he worked even when he was at the top. It shows you, you can never get complacent. You’ve got to keep working hard and sharpening your tools.’Mikel Arteta has also given plenty of game time to fellow academy products Bukayo Saka and Joe Willock, and Nketiah says he’s a great coach for young players to learn from.‘He’s a very cool and collected guy, he’s a great manager,’ Nketiah added.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He’s got a bit of everything, he’s tough when he needs to be but can also put an arm around you and be supportive as well.‘For a young player, he’s great because he’s very specific and detailed in his coaching. He’ll take that extra time out to go one-on-one to go into depth and detail.‘It’s amazing to have him around. I’ve learnt so much from him already, I’m looking forward to the future and working under him.’MORE: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta lining up Memphis Depay as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette replacementMORE: Thomas Partey keen on Arsenal transfer as Gunners step up interestFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Eddie Nketiah reveals key advice from Arsenal legend Ian Wright that has inspired him Advertisementlast_img read more

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Grand Georgian home achieves Brisbane’s best price

first_img84 Markwell St, Hamilton achieved Brisbanes best result last week after selling for $2.4 million.They’re breaking out the bubbly on Hamilton Hill with 84 Markwell St achieving the highest sale price in Brisbane last week.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe Georgian style residence on a 979sq m site sold for $2.4 million. 84 Markwell St, Hamilton provides grand accommodation in Hamilton.The property is positioned in one of the city’s most desirable enclaves and its elevation results in views across the Brisbane River and through to the southern suburbs.The two-level, circa 1937 residence provides five-bedrooms, four-bathroom, three-car accommodation with office, multiple living areas and wine cellar across 465sq m of living area.The sale was achieved by Brett Greensill of L J Hooker New Farm.last_img read more

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Rarely does a property so completely live up to its name

first_img86 Diamond St, Holland Park.Mr Hay said Holland Park prices had surged over the last 12 months with people citing amenities, lifestyle and proximity to schools and transport as being the major factors for them searching in the area. 86 Diamond St, Holland Park. 86 Diamond St, Holland Park.Mr Hay said the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home also fetched a record sale price for the pocket known as the ‘Jewel Box’.The home features ducted multiple zoned air conditioning, internet cabling with multiple hard wired stations, garden irrigation system, mixed Australian hardwood flooring throughout, huge amounts of storage, ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living areas, and room for up to four cars and more than enough room to store a boat.center_img 86 Diamond St, Holland Park.A building inspector has described this Brisbane property as the best renovation he has seen in the last 20 years.The property at 86 Diamond St, Holland Park recently sold for $1,213,500.Place — Coorparoo selling agent Scott Hay said the two-level home was bought by a local family.“It was a beautiful renovation, the owner had put a lot of care, money and effort into it and he painstakingly renovated it over the last two years,” Mr Hay said.“A building inspector described it as the best renovation he had seen in over 20 years”. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe pool area at 86 Diamond St, Holland Park.last_img read more

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Cardinals set to elect new Pope

first_img 41 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share The BBC’s Alan Johnston: “As they try to decide, cardinals believe God will be their guide”Cardinals have entered the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, where they will begin voting to elect a new Pope.The 115 cardinal-electors were locked in the chapel after swearing an oath of secrecy.They will vote four times daily until two-thirds can agree on a candidate.The election was prompted by the surprise abdication of Benedict XVI. There is no clear frontrunner to take over from him as head of the Roman Catholic Church.The 85-year-old Benedict stepped down last month, saying he was no longer strong enough to lead the Church, which is beset by problems ranging from a worldwide scandal over child sex abuse to allegations of corruption at the Vatican Bank. His resignation and the recent damage to the Church’s reputation make the choice of the cardinal-electors especially hard to predict, the BBC’s James Robbins in Rome says. They will weigh pressure for a powerful manager to reform the Vatican against calls for a new pope able to inspire the faithful, our correspondent adds.Oath in LatinAt 16:30 local time (15:30 GMT) on Tuesday, 115 cardinal-electors – all under 80, as those over 80 are excluded – entered the Sistine Chapel for the secret conclave to select Benedict’s successor, chanting the traditional Litany of the Saints.Each man in turn stepped up and placed his hands on the Gospel to swear an oath in Latin.Afterwards Msgr Guido Marini, papal master of ceremonies, called out the words “Extra omnes” – “Everybody out” – and the chapel doors were locked to outsiders.From now on the cardinals will eat, vote and sleep in closed-off areas until a new pope is chosen.Jamming devices in the Sistine Chapel should block all electronic communication and anyone tweeting would in any case risk being excommunicated.Cardinals were now expected listen to a meditation by elderly Maltese Cardinal Prosper Grech before holding a first vote, after which their ballot papers will be burned. The smoke that will drift out of the chapel’s chimney early in the evening is likely to be black – meaning no Pope has been elected.‘Brilliant pontificate’From Wednesday, two votes will be held each morning and afternoon – with ballots burned after each session – until one candidate attains a two-thirds majority (77 votes). Then the smoke will be white, meaning the 266th bishop of Rome will have been chosen.Earlier on Tuesday the cardinals attended a “Mass for the Election of the Supreme Pontiff” in St Peter’s Basilica. In his homily, the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, praised the “brilliant pontificate” of Pope Benedict and implored God to grant another “Good Shepherd” to lead the church. He outlined the mission Catholics believe was given by Jesus Christ to St Peter – the first Pope – emphasising love and sacrifice, evangelisation and the unity of the church. The BBC’s Michael Hirst in Rome says the speech was more measured in tone than the address given in 2005 by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before he became Pope Benedict, which featured a fiery attack on the “dictatorship of relativism”.On Tuesday morning several cardinals took to Twitter to say goodbye to their followers before being cut off from the outside world. “Last tweet before the conclave: May Our Father hear and answer with love and mercy all prayers and sacrifices offered for a fruitful outcome,” South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier tweeted. Benedict – now known as Pope emeritus – resigned on 28 February after eight years in office, citing ill health. He was the first Pope in six centuries to do so.As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in 2005, he was the marked favourite ahead of the conclave and was elected pope after just four rounds of voting. The vote for his successor is expected to take much longer. After 10 general congregations open to all cardinals, regardless of age – at which 160 cardinals spoke of the issues facing the Church and the qualities needed by its next leader – no clear frontrunner has emerged.“Last time around there was a man of stature, three or four times that of any other cardinal,” French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin told reporters.“That is not the case this time around. Therefore, the choice has to be made among one, two, three, four… a dozen candidates. “We still don’t really know anything. We will have to wait for the results of the first ballot.”New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan told his priests there was hope that a new Pope could be chosen by Thursday.Candidates named as contenders include Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan, Brazil’s Odilo Scherer, and Cardinal Dolan himself – though he told one interviewer anyone who thought he was in with a chance might be “smoking marijuana”.BBC News FaithInternationalLifestylePrint Cardinals set to elect new Pope by: – March 12, 2013last_img read more

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U.S. 50 Closed near Muscatatuck

first_imgJennings County, In. — U.S. Highway 50 is closed at the Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge due to downed power lines. No other information is available at this time.last_img

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BFN to register players online

first_imgBadminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) has finalised preparations for the online registration of all badminton players in the country. The Federation is liaising with the respective head coaches of the 36 states and the FCT to enable them put together the needed requirements for the exercise which will run from the 15th of June, 2020 to the 15th of July,2020. Promoted ContentNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably Missed6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth The President of the BFN, Francis Orbih, Esq. while explaining said “the reason behind the sensitisation exercise of the head coaches currently going on is to intimate them with the procedure and give them enough time to prepare the necessary documentation for the registration. He further said, “the resolve by the board to conduct the exercise is to enable it to generate and maintain a detailed and comprehensive database of all its players in the country for planning purposes and ease of its operations”. The exercise will also help generate a unique BFN number for every player who upon completion of the registration exercise will be issued a BFN player ID card.Advertisement read also:Sports Minister to launch E Gaming Sports Furthermore, he stated that there will be no extension of the exercise after the 15th of July. Head Coaches are expected to give their maximum cooperation to the Badminton Federation of Nigeria in the conduct of the online registration exercise. All Head Coaches have been issued comprehensive guidelines for the exercise.The President prayed for a hitch-free and fruitful exercise. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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Norfolk State looks to sweep Morgan State

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Norfolk State looks to sweep Morgan State Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorfolk State (15-15, 11-4) vs. Morgan State (15-15, 9-6)Hill Field House, Baltimore; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Norfolk State goes for the season sweep over Morgan State after winning the previous matchup in Norfolk. The teams last played on Feb. 15, when the Spartans created 22 Morgan State turnovers and turned the ball over just 13 times en route to a 62-57 victory.center_img March 4, 2020 SUPER SENIORS: Morgan State’s Stanley Davis, Troy Baxter and David Syfax Jr. have collectively accounted for 44 percent of all Bears scoring this season, although that number has decreased to 36 percent over the last five games.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Davis has been directly responsible for 41 percent of all Morgan State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 21 field goals and 13 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 74: Norfolk State is 0-5 when it allows at least 74 points and 15-10 when it holds opponents to less than 74.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Spartans have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Bears. Morgan State has an assist on 45 of 82 field goals (54.9 percent) across its past three outings while Norfolk State has assists on 45 of 76 field goals (59.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Norfolk State defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23 percent of all possessions, which ranks the Spartans 26th among Division I teams. Morgan State has turned the ball over on 23 percent of its possessions (ranking the Bears 345th, nationally).last_img read more

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Eagles Coach to Work as Pundit at AFCON 2017

first_imgHe has bossed Niger, Burkina Faso and was also in charge when co-hosts Gabon reached the quarterfinals of AFCON 2012.The Franco-German, who has been holidaying in Madagascar, the birthplace of his wife, has said he will use the AFCON to spy on World Cup rivals Cameroon and Algeria.Nigeria leads the 2018 World Cup qualifying Group B section with six points from two matches.They resume the series in August, when they welcome second-placed Cameroon to Uyo in the first leg of a crucial double header.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will work as a pundit for a French television channel during the AFCON in Gabon.“Rohr will be a pundit for a French television network at the AFCON in Gabon,” a top source told AfricanFootball.comAfrican football’s showpiece event will kick off on January 14 in Gabon, but Rohr will still be on vacation as the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the tournament for a second straight time.Rohr has a track record working in Africa for the past eight years after he first handled Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel in 2008.last_img read more

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