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Why Manchester United will always make decisions for profit, not trophies, that reflect its true share price

The 40-page prospectus led with the fact that Van Gaal had previously won the league with every club he had managed prior to joining Manchester United, was coming off leading the Dutch national team to a third-placed finish during the 2014 World Cup, and assembled a senior staff with over 150 years of cumulative football experience.

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The outcome of the Ukrainian battle, the Russian commentator says, “restructures world Orthodoxy” and Christianity as a whole and “pushes aside the Moscow Patriarchate with its “’Russian world’ pretensions into quite marginal positions” not only internationally but at home ( “Symbolically,....

Boarding on obsession: K-pop fans 'falsely' check in on flights to glimpse stars The Guardian

From being named by TIME magazine as one of the 25 most influential people on the internet, to getting shout-outs from acclaimed stars such as Charlie Puth and Steve Aoki, BTS has been taking over the world with their incredible dance moves and scintillating songs. Making their debut U.S.

When The League Of Nations Expelled The USSR For Bombing Finland – OpEd

The motion to exclude the Soviet Union for its actions was introduced by Argentina on the basis of the League’s own 1933 resolution defining aggression, Russian commentator Yury Khristenzen recalls, along with information about Stalin’s bombing of Helsinki that has an all-too-disturbing echo in the....

Ukraine: A Church Without Putin, Without Kirill, And Without Prayers For The Aggressor – OpEd

The fight for Ukrainian autocephaly is not over: Moscow can be counted on to do whatever it can to continue to interfere because what Kyiv has now achieved is the destruction of the Soviet-style concept of the former Soviet space as “the canonical territory” of the Moscow Patriarchate and of the Kremlin.

1:30 am

The author of the Minsk Blog notes that after Vladimir Putin invoked what was going on in the streets of Paris to justify his arrest of human rights activist Lev Ponomaryev by saying that “you and I do not want that we should have events like those in Paris,” Russian reacted in a way other than the....

Yet Another President Who Relies On TV Outlets That Echo His Thoughts: Vladimir Putin – OpEd

At a meeting with members of the Presidential Human Rights Council, Irina Petrovskaya of Novaya gazeta says,Vladimir Putin said he had no knowledge of some things they were telling him because no one had told him and there was no other way for him to learn what was happening ( At the same time, the....

Voice of America, a trusted news source abroad, braces for shift to the right

TV Martí, which aims broadcasts at Cuba, aired a segment in May that called financier and Democratic donor George Soros, a long-time opponent of authoritarianism, “a nonbelieving Jew of flexible morals.” Voice of America, the flagship of US government efforts to promote its values abroad, was rocked....

Russia’s 1993 Constitution Not To Blame For Putin’s Authoritarian System – OpEd

The Rosbalt commentator says that the power vertical at the core of the Putin system has been built on the basis of more or less informal understandings rather than on the basis of constitutions or laws. Thus, whatever defects the constitution has – and it has many, he says –it didn’t provide the....

Troubled by Lapses, Government’s Voice to the World Braces for New Trump Management

The debacles are the latest problems that for years have plagued the government’s efforts to meld journalism and political messaging across its array of radio and television channels around the world. And they suggested that under President Trump, the broadcasts are at risk of greater ideological....

Beijing Wants Moscow To Divert Siberian Water To China – OpEd

The idea was already discussed at the Shanghai Cooperation Council Summit in June 2018, he says, and “received political support.” The 1200 to 1500 km canal would be built in two states. In the first, costing 10 to 13 billion US dollars, it would carry 600 to 700 million cubic meters of water a year....

The bizarre move explained

The decision to move Bristol City's FA Cup tie with Huddersfield Town has been met with derision. Whilst the match will now kick off at 5.30pm on Saturday, January 5 due to TV, it will not be available for UK viewers. Instead, the Robins' third round tie against Premier League opponents will solely be available to view on overseas television.

Looking Back – December 11

2008. Flat Rock-Hawscreek School officials received unexpectedly low bids on an $18.87 million renovation and construction project they hoped to begin in 2009. 1993. Columbus Amateur Radio Club members donated their time and equipment to send free Christmas and holiday messages around the world to friends and loved ones of area residents.

Russia's New Radar Can Track 5,000 Objects (Including Hypersonic Missiles)

Mark Episkopos. Security, A threat to NATO? Russia's New Radar Can Track 5,000 Objects (Including Hypersonic Missiles) Amid rapidly escalating tensions between Russia and NATO, the first of Russia’s new generation of military radio stations has been activated in the western Russian Republic of Mordovia.

Putin Regime’s Policy Toward Religious Minorities A Continuation Of Soviet One – OpEd

Soldatov’s comments came at a session of the Forum of Free Russia now meeting in Vilnius, a meeting of Russian opposition figures and experts who deserve high marks for taking up the issue of religious minorities even though the group has devoted relatively little attention to the situation of....

Ingush Opponents of Border Accord Denounce Russian Court Ruling As ‘Political’, Promise To Continue Protests – OpEd

Ruslan Mutsolgov, one of the protests, says that the Russian court’s decision “was taken in favor of bureaucrats and destroys the federal structure of the country … As a result of this decision, all regions of the country, including Kabardino-Balkaria, Adygeya, Stavropol and Daghestan may suffer” (....

Another billion trees to be planted in KP under federal govtâ s forestation drive

PESHAWAR: Claiming to have achieved the target of billion tree afforestation project, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Environment Department is all set to launch a new campaign as the federal government announced 10 billion tree tsunami in which one billion more trees would be planted and regenerated in the province and its newly merged tribal districts.

Noam Chomsky at 90: On Orwell, Taxi Drivers, and Rejecting Indoctrination

Noam Chomsky was aptly described in a New York Times book review published almost four decades ago as arguably the most important intellectual alive today.” He was 50 then. Now he is 90, and on the occasion of his birthday, December 7, the German international broadcasting service Deutsche Welle has....

Draft Tomos Gives Ukrainian Church Less Autonomy Than It Hopes To Obtain – OpEd

Moreover, as few have pointed out, autocephaly is a process rather than a single action; and anything Constantinople grants is in fact the beginning of that process rather than the end of the game. Nonetheless, many in Ukraine and Russia are suggesting that at this point, Kyiv is getting less than....

Remote Sensing, Vol. 10, Pages 1961: Spectral Mixture Analysis as a Unified Framework for the Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration

Abstract This study illustrates a unified, physically-based framework for mapping landscape parameters of evapotranspiration ( ET ) using spectral mixture analysis (SMA). The framework integrates two widely used approaches by relating radiometric surface temperature to subpixel fractions of....

Some showers today, then a brief dry spell ahead of a stronger storm system early next week

Upper level low pressure system off the coast with shortwave trough pivoting northward through the CWA this morning bringing scattered light showers mainly to the central part of the state. This shortwave will continue to pivot northward during the day reaching the northern part of the state by this afternoon.

Any US-Russia Military Clash ‘Highly Likely’ To Escalate Into Nuclear War, Arbatov Says – OpEd

Writing in Novaya gazeta, the academician says that the current situation is being made worse by “a new threat” that may be “the most fundamental one: the military and political establishments of Russia and the US already in reality are allowing for a direct clash of their armies and fleets” ( At....

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The Russian sociologist and Deutsche Welle commentator says “the mass version is trivial: ‘the Banderite junta is guilty of everything, and ‘we aren’t there.’ The elite variant is more complex: both sides are guilty” in all aspects of the conflict ( The latter version is disseminated by independent media.

Thailand Detains Taiwanese Over Link to Anti-China Radio Station

Authorities in Thailand, responding to claimed pressure by the Chinese Communist regime, arrested a Taiwanese businessman for alleged involvement with a U.S.-based radio station that broadcasts news about Beijing’s political and religious persecutions. On Nov.

Taiwan Businessman Detained in Thailand for Involvement With Independent Chinese-language Radio Broadcaster

Under pressure from the Chinese communist regime, Thai authorities arrested a Taiwanese businessman for his alleged involvement with a U.S.-based radio station that broadcasts news about Beijing’s persecution of political dissidents and religious faith. On Nov.

NATO’s Strategy In Yugoslavia A Likely Model For Russia’s In Ukraine – OpEd

Of course, he acknowledges, “to predict the course and end of military operations should Russia and Ukraine really enter into a direct armed conflict is thankless in principle and completely senseless if the person making the prediction doesn’t know what the goals are: of both sides, something Kramnik says he “doesn’t pretend” to have.

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Which Climates Are Best for Passive Cooling Technologies?

A group of University of California­, San Diego researchers set out to gain a better understanding of the thermal balance of power plants and surfaces, like hel...

Which climates are best for passive cooling technologies?

Credit: Carlos Coimbra. WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2019 -- A group of University of California, San Diego researchers set out to gain a better understanding of ...

Certain climates are better suited for passive cooling technologies

have investigated the role that cloud cover and relative humidity play when surfaces such as solar panels are exposed to shortwave and longwave radiation. To id...

Summer Heat & Storms to End the Weekend

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - We’ll wake up rain-free on Sunday morning, but a bit of shortwave energy could bring us a few scattered afternoon/evening thunderstorm...

Breezy northerly winds and increasing fire weather concerns next week

June 14, 2019 – Cooling trend into Saturday, but more hot weather returns early next week. Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be possible over hi...

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Spectators from 140 countries to watch sports battles

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"Audio-Visual China"

SINGAPORE June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 18, 2019 , the first "Audio-Visual China" - International Broadcasting Industry Exchange Conference was held suc...

"Audio-Visual China"

SINGAPORE June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 18, 2019 , the first "Audio-Visual China" - International Broadcasting Industry Exchange Conference was held suc...

"Audio-Visual China"

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Myanmar puts down ICC's demand for full investigation on Rohingyas

Yangoon: Myanmar's military on Thursday rejected an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's call for a full investigation into alleged crimes against Ro...

One DUI Arrest Made at Sobriety Checkpoint in Millcreek Township

One DUI arrest was made during a DUI sobriety checkpoint Friday in Millcreek Township, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. The checkpoint ...

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BRUSSELS (AP) " NATO allies gave the U.S. no firm commitments that they will participate in a global effort to secure international waterways against threats fr...