China foreign minister slams US ‘reckless provocation’ after consulate closures

first_img‘Ghost of McCarthyism’ Chinese officials took over the premises of the US consulate in Chengdu on Monday, while the last Chinese diplomats left the consulate in Houston on Friday, with both sides alleging the other had endangered national security, in the latest tit-for-tat blows exchanged by the rivals.Trump’s administration has ramped up pressure on China on a wide range of issues, imposing sanctions over policies in Tibet and Xinjiang, where an estimated one million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities are believed to have been rounded up and held in re-education camps. The United States has also downgraded relations with Hong Kong after China implemented a new security law which Washington says is in violation of Beijing’s promises of autonomy for the territory.Disputes between the two sides over a host of other issues ranging from blame for the COVID-19 pandemic to state-run media have resulted in the expulsions of journalists from both countries as well as sanctions against top officials. The US has also in recent weeks declared China’s geopolitical claims in the South China Sea fundamentally illegal, and sent two aircraft carriers to that region to underscore the point.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Thursday for the “free world” to triumph over what he said was a “new tyranny” from China, implying that former US President Richard Nixon’s move to normalize relations with China in the 1970s was a mistake.Wang in turn said on Tuesday that the US had become “the biggest perpetrator to destroy the current international order,” and called Pompeo’s remarks a sign of “the ghost of McCarthyism coming back from the ashes.” China’s foreign minister on Tuesday slammed the US for “reckless provocation of confrontation” after both sides ordered tit-for-tat closures of each other’s consulates, but called for “rational communication” between the two powers.Wang Yi warned in a call with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian that China-US relations could “fall into the abyss of confrontation”, according to a transcript published by the Chinese foreign ministry.He also called for the international community to resist “any unilateral or hegemonic act”, it said. Relations have deteriorated in recent weeks in an intensifying standoff between Washington and Beijing, with the US mission in Chengdu ordered to shut on Monday in retaliation for the forced closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas.”The US reckless provocation of confrontation and division is so out of touch with the reality that the interests of China and the United States are deeply integrated,” Wang said.But the two sides should “engage in rational communication” and “never allow a few anti-China elements to overturn decades of successful exchanges and cooperation”, he added.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Lady Chargers Best Lady Cougars In The Civil War Battle

first_imgThe North Decatur Lady Chargers were victorious against The South Decatur Lady Cougars 226-254. Medalist: Sidney Parmer-ND with 39.Courtesy of Chargers Coach David Espinda.last_img

Italian govt gives all-clear to Serie A training

first_imgItalian Government has given the all-clear for training to resume in centres from Monday, after several regions opened up their gates. Promoted ContentLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd Protests However, La Repubblica report that the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte could still pull the plug on the 2019-20 Serie A season on Wednesday, depending on the outcome of the latest meeting. All 20 clubs voted that they wish to complete the campaign, so it is just about agreeing on the medical protocol. Serie A hope to rely on the fact the Spanish and German models are similar, with the added bonus that Italy has vast testing capacity, having been the first European country to be struck by the COVID-19 pandemic. read also:Spadafora vows to reform Italian sport Italy is also starting a wide-ranging study with 150,000 blood tests around the country to identify how many people developed antibodies and therefore had the coronavirus, perhaps without any symptoms. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The original decree had differentiated between athletes in team sports and those with individual disciplines, such as tennis or athletics, even if the form of exercise was identical. With some regional assemblies opening up the training centres from May 4 rather than waiting until May 18, the Government accepted it was not fair to continue limiting some areas rather than others. Clubs and the Players’ Association successfully argued their case that it is far safer to run inside a training ground where social distancing can be guaranteed rather than have professional athletes run in a local park.Advertisementlast_img read more

Klopp follows Shankly’s lead to make Liverpool dreams come true

first_img Loading… Read Also: Video: Ramos fires home wonder free kick against Real Mallorca“I will never compare with this fella,” insisted Klopp after breaking another of Shankly’s records with a 22nd consecutive home league win just before lockdown.Yet, even for a great orator, Klopp’s actions speak louder than words.By finally bringing the Premier League title to Anfield, Klopp has followed in Shankly’s footsteps into Liverpool folklore.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jurgen Klopp’s legendary status at Anfield was secured on Thursday as he became the first Liverpool manager to win a league title in 30 years. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp On Klopp’s first day in charge at Anfield five years ago he addressed players, staff and supporters, telling them: “If somebody wants to help LFC, you have to change from doubter to believer.” Confidence was not high on Merseyside at the time. Klopp arrived with Liverpool 10th in the Premier League table after finishing a lowly sixth the season before. The German’s force of personality, charisma and coaching nous soon began a transformation that had been seen at Liverpool many years ago under Bill Shankly.Advertisement Bill Shankly transformed Liverpool from sleeping giants into the dominant force in English footballThe Reds had been in the second division for five years prior to his arrival. By the time the Scot stood aside in 1974, he had won three First Division titles and built the platform for his successor Bob Paisley to win three European Cups.“Jurgen is more like Bill Shankly,” said former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness, who was part of Paisley’s side. “A great communicator, a showman and the leader of the pack.“He is a great fit for Liverpool because he feels the emotion of the place.“Liverpool is an extremely emotional football club, with its history, its tragedies. You get that emotion when you go to Anfield and hear ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.”Klopp’s ability to communicate and lead by example has been even more valuable in the difficult circumstances surrounding the Reds’ long wait to get over the line.Liverpool were champions-elect long before the season was shut down in March for three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.Klopp admitted last week he had been concerned by threats to “null and void” the campaign, but always struck a measured tone, saying that if stopping the season “helps one individual stay healthy, we do it no questions asked”.“Throughout the pandemic, he didn’t ever say anything that crossed the line,” said another former Liverpool captain, Jamie Carragher. “He always nails what needs to be said and how people are feeling.”– Heartbreak on the journey –The construction of a title-winning side has been five years in the making.Klopp’s ways took time to be accepted. After a 2-2 draw at home to West Brom in December 2015, many questioned the wisdom of leading his players to join arm-in-arm in front of the Kop to celebrate a late equaliser.There was plenty of heartbreak along the way too. Finals in the League Cup, Europa League and Champions League were lost.Last season was one of a number of near misses over the past three decades as a club-record 97 points was still not enough to wrest the title from Manchester City.Yet, in contrast to other fine managers who came close to the title at Anfield such as Rafael Benitez and Brendan Rodgers, Klopp has turned that pain into glory.Jurgen Klopp lifts the Champions League trophyKlopp delivered on his word to win a major trophy within his first four years in charge by winning Liverpool’s sixth European Cup last season – a feat even Shankly never managed. Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has developed into one of the world’s finest full-backs under Klopp’s watch, summarised his manager’s impact at Anfield. “To change the whole club, to change everyone from doubters to believers, to get everybody thinking the same way, believing the same way and having the same dreams,” he said. “He just embodies the whole club. Even without being from the city, the country and being local, he just clicks with the club. He does it with every person – the fans, the staff and the players.” Shankly took the reigns at Anfield in 1959, with Liverpool mired in trouble.last_img read more

Berg cools off Dacotah Sport Compact foes

first_imgMANDAN, N.D. (July 21) – Jason Berg iced his Mach-1 Sport Compact competition for the seventh time this season on a warm Friday night at Dacotah Speedway.Ken Sandberg started on the pole but it was Berg who quickly powered into the lead when the green flag waved. Chase Schlafmann was not far behind the leader but Nic West saw his night end with a rollover.On the restart with three laps to go, Schlafmann drove in low under Berg in corners one and two but Berg held on and drove away to victory. Schlafmann settled for second ahead of Stan Thompson.last_img read more

Report: Indiana is one of the most expensive places to purchase a Christmas tree

first_imgBatesville, in. — The website has completed a report that names Indiana as one of the top ten most expensive places in the country to purchase a Christmas tree.By examining the data obtained from Christmas tree farm surveys across every state in the continental US (plus Alaska), the Chamber of Commerce has come to the conclusion that the cost of bringing home this holiday spirit staple is going to impact some households more than others.The national average cost is $59, the cost in Indiana is estimated to be from $61 to $80 each.A link to the entire report is here.last_img read more

Twisters Netters Blank Cubs

first_imgThe OA Boys Tennis Team traveled to Madison this evening to take on the Cubs of Madison High School. Varsity Results-OA wins by a team score of 5-0.  #1 Singles:  Michael Wanstrath (OA) defeats Haniah Kring (MHS) in 2 sets by a score of 6-1, 6-0.#2 Singles:  Ethan Back (OA) defeats Dalton Owen (MHS) in 2 sets by a score of 6-4, 6-1.#3 Singles:  Drew Wagner (OA) wins by forfeit.#1 Doubles:  Jacob Sheets/Patrick Thompson (OA) defeat Emerson Cardinal/Matthew Burkhardt (MHS) in 2 sets by a score of 6-0, 6-0.#2 Doubles:  Riley Schebler/Jon Grieshop (OA) win by forfeit.   OA’s season record improves to 11-2.  No JV matches were played.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Dave Back.last_img read more

Man accidentally shoots himself while shopping at Publix

first_imgOfficials in Florida are reporting that a man accidentally shot himself in the leg while shopping at Publix.The incident occurred Sunday at a Publix in Land O’Lakes, Florida.According to the report, the unidentified man was shopping at the supermarket when the gun he was carrying somehow discharged, sending a bullet into his leg.No other information was released about the incident.last_img

Bucksport’s Gross commits to University of Maine

first_imgORONO — Bucksport’s David Gross will continue his football career at the college level next season when he plays for the University of Maine.Gross, a senior lineman at Bucksport, announced via social media Sunday that he had committed to the Black Bears. The senior traveled to Orono on Saturday for his official campus visit.“It has been a dream of mine to be a Division I athlete since I started playing, and now that I get to play for my home state, [it] makes it so much more special,” Gross wrote on Twitter. “After talking with my family, it was a no-brainer on my commitment.The commitment to Maine came one week after Gross won the Frank. J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive Lineman Award. The award is given annually to a lineman who displays “strong leadership on the field, in the classroom and in the community.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGross was named Little Ten Conference Player of the Year, Offensive Lineman of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year after leading the Golden Bucks to a 9-1 season and Northern Maine title in 2019.At UMaine, Gross will join former Bucksport teammate Carter Tolmasoff, who was named LTC Player of the Year in 2018. Tolmasoff redshirted for the Black Bears in 2019.last_img read more

Nelson, American visit Navy

first_img Associated Press February 4, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAmerican (10-11, 6-4) vs. Navy (12-9, 6-4)Alumni Hall, Annapolis, Maryland; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Sa’eed Nelson and American will go up against Cam Davis and Navy. The senior S. Nelson has scored 23 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 21.4 over his last five games. Davis, a junior, is averaging 21.2 points over the last five games. DID YOU KNOW: Navy managed to score exactly 200 points across three matchups against American last season.___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Nelson, American visit Navy VETERAN LEADERSHIP: American’s S. Nelson, Stacy Beckton Jr. and Mark Gasperini have combined to account for 49 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 59 percent of all Eagles points over the last five games.DIALING IT UP A NOTCH: The Midshipmen have scored 68.4 points per game against conference opponents thus far, an improvement from the 58.7 per game they managed in non-conference play.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: S. Nelson has either made or assisted on 53 percent of all American field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 25 field goals and 17 assists in those games.WINNING WHEN: American is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 63 points or fewer. The Eagles are 5-11 when opponents score more than 63.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Midshipmen have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Eagles. Navy has 45 assists on 86 field goals (52.3 percent) over its previous three outings while American has assists on 37 of 79 field goals (46.8 percent) during its past three games.last_img read more