Manchester United manager David Moyes would be willing to walk away from his attempt to sign Cesc Fabregas – but not just yet. Having confirmed a second United bid for the former Arsenal midfielder ahead of his side’s encounter with Yokohama F Marinos, it is believed Moyes would consider a third if Barcelona show no inclination to sell. It would be a bid taking United beyond the £30.75million it took to prise Dimitar Berbatov away from Tottenham in 2008. Press Association “I can understand that feeling,” Moyes said. “But there have been quite a few changes. Other managers have changed their clubs too and everybody thought this might be the summer when transfers are done later in the month. “That was always the thought I had when I came into the club. You have to remember I only started on July 1, so in truth I have only been in the job three weeks at this present time.” Nevertheless, it is hardly an ideal situation for United. Woodward returned to Europe from Australia on “urgent transfer business” last Thursday. Meanwhile, Michael Carrick was set to miss the third game of United’s pre-season tour with a tight groin. Carrick was walking very gingerly as he made his way to the sideline to watch training on Monday night, having been unable to play any meaningful part in proceedings. Evidently, if Barcelona were to keep saying no, Moyes would have to look elsewhere. However, given encouragement to believe Fabregas is open to the idea of returning to the Premier League, Moyes is not about to give up just yet. “I think a point does come,” said the Scot. “But when you are interested in good players you want to give it every opportunity to materialise. “I will hope things will continue to move forward. “At this moment in time I can only tell you (executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward is working hard to try and make the deals happen. We hope some of them will fall into place shortly.” Despite being linked with a host of big names, Moyes’ only signing to date is Uruguay Under-20 defender Guillermo Varela. With Thiago Alcantara opting to join former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich and links with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Everton duo Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, plus Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye as yet failing to bear fruit, some United supporters are starting to get anxious.
Steve Kerr asked about the Super Bowl: “It just gets old watching the same team win the whole thing…Sorry, that was really arrogant, wasn’t it? It was kind of fun to say that.”— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 4, 2019Kerr has coached the Warriors to three of the last four NBA championships. Like New England, Golden State’s dynasty has received its fair share of criticism for its dominance. Steve Kerr shared interesting comments Monday about the Patriots winning their third Super Bowl in five seasons.”It just gets old watching the same team win the whole thing,” Kerr told reporters, via The Athletic. “Sorry, that was really arrogant, wasn’t it? It was kind of fun to say that.” Kerr’s playful remark illustrated what he’s dealt with during his team’s successful postseason success. Related News The Patriots 13-3 victory over the Rams marked the franchise’s sixth total Super Bowl win. They are now tied with the Steelers for most in NFL history. Super Bowl 53: What’s next for Patriots? Super Bowl 53: Three takeaways from the Patriots’ win over the Rams
Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist has become the face of the climate change movement and she’s the youngest person to ever receive the distinction. Time magazine has given its Person of the Year award every year since 1927, to the person or persons who “most influenced the news and the world” in the past year.Thunberg beat out President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Hong Kong protesters, and “The Whistleblower” – the anonymous CIA officer who triggered the Trump impeachment inquiry.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will have two Palm Beach County judges to choose from when he makes the next selections to Florida’s Supreme Court.On Thursday, a selection committee nominated Circuit Judge Renatha Francis and 4th District Court of Appeal Judge Jonathan Gerber to a list of nine candidates from which DeSantis will choose to fill two vacancies on the state’s highest court.However, Francis is legally barred from taking office at this time.According to the Florida Constitution, a Supreme Court justice must have already been a member of the Florida Bar for 10 years.Francis, who graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law a decade ago, will not reach that milestone until September 24 of this year.During her interview with the committee earlier this month, Francis acknowledged that she is not currently eligible to serve. However, she said the Constitution does not block her from applying, but only from taking office.She told them, “If I had the privilege of being nominated by you and being selected by the governor, I would take the commission and the office on September 24, 2020. I’m currently in my 10th year as a Florida Bar member. I would complete my 10th year at that time. In terms of the eligibility to serve, I don’t think there is anything that would be an impediment for me to do that,” Francis added.DeSantis has 60 days to select replacements for departing Justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck, who were elevated to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals last fall by President Trump. If DeSantis selects Francis, the seat would need to remain vacant for approximately six months.Since she already was working as a judge, committee members said she was eminently qualified. She took office in November.During her interview for the Supreme Court position, Francis referenced her appointment to the county’s circuit bench. She said, “I have the unique experience of being a judge in two of the largest counties in Florida — Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade.”Francis also brought up her experience working as a small business owner during college, handling legal briefs at a Miami-Dade appeals court for seven years, as well as work she did for a private law firm that handles insurance cases.“Collectively, these experiences show that I’m a diverse candidate — not only in terms of being ethnically and racially diverse and by gender — but also by experience. I think I lend something unique to that body that can only help strengthen it,” she added.Gerber, who was passed over when DeSantis appointed three justices back in 2018, spent five years on the circuit bench before he was elevated to the West Palm Beach-based appeals court in 2009. As chief judge, he supervised the building of the appeals court’s new facility.The court’s rules require that one of the two vacancies be filled by someone who lives in either Miami-Dade or Monroe counties. The nominees who live in Miami include Eliot Pedrosa, executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank; John Couriel, an attorney with the Kobre & Kim law firm and 3rd District Appeal Court Judge Norma Lindsey.In addition, 1st District Court of Appeal Court Judges Timothy Osterhaus and Lori Rowe and 5th District Court of Appeal Judge Jamie Grosshans are under consideration.Other Palm Beach County judges and attorneys who applied for the positions but were not selected include: attorney Manuel Farach, 4th District Court of Appeal Judge Jeffrey Kuntz; retired Circuit Judge Jack Schramm Cox and Circuit Judges Howard Coates and Cymonie Rowe.
Delray Beach’s Coco Gauff has defeated last year’s winner of the Australian Open and the third seed Naomi Osaka.Now the 15 year old phenom is on to the fourth round the furthest she has made it in a slam. 6-3, 6-4 in the third round at Melbourne Park on Friday.Also, 23-time major champion Serena Williams lost to 27th-seeded Wang Qiang 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-5Gauff pulled this off with some big serving, consistent groundstrokes and by letting Osaka largely be her own undoing.Osaka made 30 unforced errors, Gauff merely 17. This was a rematch from the third round at the U.S. Open last September; Osaka won that one in straight sets, then consoled a crying Gauff afterward and encouraged her to speak to the fans.Osaka, for her part, made her own rapid ascent to the top of tennis, claiming the trophies at the U.S. Open in 2018 and Australian Open in 2019 to rise to No. 1 in the WTA rankings. She is only 22 herself.
The next drawing is on Saturday with the jackpot reset to 40 million dollars. One winning ticket for the massive Powerball lottery was sold in Florida.The ticket worth almost $400-million was sold at a 7-Eleven in Bonita Springs, Florida.The winner has six months to come forward. They can decide to take the full jackpot paid out over 30 years or take the lump sum of just under $275-million.
Black teens in Texas face suspension over their dreadlocks The school district’s legal team said an updated policy will be presented at a future meeting. On Wednesday the School District of Palm Beach County board voted unanimously to ban hair discrimination, meaning students can freely wear their hair any way they want.The school board voted 7-0 to amend the school district’s non-discrimination policy, which currently bans discrimination “on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, age, religion, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic prohibited by law.”Hair styles will now be added to that non-discrimination policy. That includes locs, mohawks, colored, spiked, shaved, and more, according to board member Dr. Debra Robinson.During the board meeting, Robinson said she was alarmed by multiple stories of students across the nation being forced to cut their dreadlocks in order to participate in events.New Jersey referee suspended after forcing teen wrestler to cut dreadlocks or forfeit match
Deliberations began Wednesday in the trial of a Chinese woman accused of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago in December.Lu Jing testified Tuesday in her own defense. She is charged with trespassing and resisting arrest without violence and has pleaded “not guilty.”If convicted she faces a maximum of two years in prison if convicted of both charges.A jury of four women and three men began deliberating her future this morning.Jing, who does not speak English, has an interpreter.According to her arrest report, Jing was spotted taking photographs on Mar-a-Lago property around 12:45 p.m. on Dec. 18.The security manager at Mar-a-Lago said Jing tried to enter through the main gate, but was stopped by security and told she had to leave. She then walked about 100 feet away and entered the property through a service driveway, getting approximately 100 yards inside the perimeter.Jing testified in her own defense on Tuesday, saying a tour guide dropped her off at Mar-a-Lago but didn’t stay with her because you’re not allowed to leave your vehicle there.Jing claimed she didn’t see any signs that made her think she couldn’t take pictures or walk onto the property. Jing added she didn’t remember being approached by security, but even if she did, she said she wouldn’t understand because she speaks Mandarin.During opening statements on Tuesday, prosecutors said Jing understood when security asked her to leave. However, Jing’s defense team said she didn’t understand and made an honest mistake.When security tried to make contact with Jing at Mar-a-Lago, she fled the property, but was tracked down a short distance away.According to her arrest report, “[Jing] balled up her hands into fists, crossed her arms on her chest, began screaming ‘No, no no!’ and began pulling away from me,” when officers tried to detain her.On Tuesday, Sgt. Michael Dawson with the Palm Beach Police Department demonstrated how Jing crossed her arms to resist being arrested.At a court hearing last month, Jing’s defense attorney indicated she was not interested in taking a plea deal.Jing is the second Chinese national arrested at Mar-a-Lago in less than a year. WPTV broke the story last April of Yujing Zhang’s arrest. Zhang was found guilty of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago and lying to the Secret Service.A judge sentenced Zhang to eight months in prison. She’s being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Glades County Detention Center, and is awaiting deportation.