first_imgTRUMP GOES FULL TRUMP IN YET ANOTHER PENNSYLVANIA RALLYby John L. Micek, October 12, 2018ERIE, PA – With his second U.S. Supreme Court confirmation in the bag, President Donald Trump took a victory lap around this city by the lake on Wednesday night, skewering “radical” Capitol Hill Democrats and the “dishonest” media, even as he exhorted supporters to vote in next month’s midterm election.Standing in a hockey arena just blocks from the shores of Lake Erie, Trump called Democratic efforts to defeat new Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination “a national disgrace,” and dismissed Democrats “as the party of crime.”Amid predictions of a Democratic take-over the House and a possible one in the Senate, Trump warned that if current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and “the Democrats take over Congress, they will try to raise your taxes – we’ve lowered them tremendously – impose socialism, which is where they are coming from; and take over and destroy American health care.”“I say this and I mean this, the Democrats are the party of crime,” Trump continued. “Republicans are the party of law, order and justice. And we are also the party of jobs, jobs, jobs.”Across an hour-long speech, Trump hit on familiar themes. He touted tax cuts passed last December, bragged about the resurgence of “beautiful, clean Pennsylvania coal,” his renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and his efforts to contain illegal immigration.Still, Trump’s visit to Pennsylvania, his second in as many weeks and seventh in 2018, comes at a tenuous time for Keystone State Republicans.State party leaders have already acknowledged that they will lose House seats in the mid-term contest. The question is how many seats will be turned.Pennsylvania was central to Trump’s 2016 White House win. He beat Democrat Hillary Clinton by 44,000 votes, snapping a three-decade-old presidential winning streaks for Democrats. But thanks to a court-imposed congressional map that strengthened the Democrats’ hand, as many as a half-dozen Pennsylvania seats could flip from red to blue in November.While Republicans narrowed the enthusiasm gap with Democrats nationally in the wake of the conflagration surrounding Kavanaugh’s confirmation, the generic ballot remains favorable to Democrats by an average of 6.9 percentage points, according to RealClear Politics.Republican Senate candidate Lou Barletta has struggled to close a fund-raising and polling gap with Democratic incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, who has held an average 16-point lead in the race, according to RealClear Politics.Trump, who nicknamed Casey “Sleepy Bob” during a rally in Wilkes-Barre in August, kept up his drumbeat of criticism against the two-term Democrat.“While Lou is fighting for you, Bob Casey is fighting to protect violent criminal aliens. Bob Casey voted for deadly sanctuary cities that release thousands upon thousands of violent criminal gang members to prey on Pennsylvania citizens,” Trump said.Trump also repeated a false claim that Casey wants to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He does not.“Pennsylvanians will see these desperate scare tactics for what they are because they know Bob Casey has always fought for them,” Casey’s campaign spokesman, Max Steele, said in an email.The race between Erie-area Republican Rep. Mike Kelly, a four-term incumbent, and Democrat Ron DiNicola, a former Marine and former Erie County solicitor, has been a talker in northwestern Pennsylvania this year.“Take the enthusiasm you have tonight and the love you have in your hear for the greatest nation in the history of mankind, and you’re going to get out and vote,” Kelly said. “You’re going to turnout in numbers you never thought you’d turn out. You’ve got to play it through the whistle.”As he has at other rallies, Trump made it clear Wednesday that it’s on his MAGA faithful to turn out on Election Day.“I need your help this Election Day on Nov. 6 to stop the radical Democrat mob from trying to take it away. I need you to show up at the polls to continue this incredible movement, like the country has never seen before. The only reason to vote Democrat is if you are tired of winning.”FOOTNOTE: This article was posted by the City-County Observer without opinion, bias or editing. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Osimhen stumbles in France

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Osimhen, Napoli bow to COVID-19 Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen on Sunday failed to discover his scoring form as his Lille side fell by a lone goal to less-fancied Dijon in the French Ligue 1 tie. The forward, who was in action for the entire 90 minutes, failed to level scores for his side after Julio Tavares shot the hosts into the lead in 47th minute of the encounter. Lille now sits fifth with 31 points behind league leaders, Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, Rennes and Nantes on the log. Lille would aim to keep their league campaign alive when they host Paris Saint-Germain at Stade Pierre-Mauroyon on January 26. Osimhen has so far banged in a total of 14 goals for the Les Dogues in all competitions.Tags: DijanLes DoguesLigue 1LOSC LillePSGVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

Saudi consortium pulls out of bid for Newcastle

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Newcastle set to extend winning streak Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says The proposed takeover of Premier League club Newcastle United by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium collapsed after the group announced on Thursday they were ending their interest in the deal.The decision came after a lengthy scrutiny process from the Premier League, which faced pressure to block the deal due to concerns over alleged broadcast piracy in the Gulf state. The investment group, which included Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund PIF, PCP Capital Partners and Reuben Brothers, made public a 305 million pounds bid to buy United from British businessman Mike Ashley on April 9.That triggered the Premier League to carry out an examination of the proposed takeover as part of its “owners and directors test”, which evaluates the suitability of ownership groups and usually takes a matter of weeks.The Premier League did not immediately respond to a request for comment but the consortium blamed the length of the evaluation for the decision to withdraw.“Unfortunately, the prolonged process under the current circumstances coupled with global uncertainty has rendered the potential investment no longer commercially viable,” they said.The league’s CEO Richard Masters suggested last month that the proposed takeover had become complicated but did not specify why, citing the confidential nature of the process. The consortium’s nearly three-month long wait was accompanied by intense lobbying against the takeover with human rights groups raising objections.But one of the key issues raised by critics of the proposed deal was Saudi Arabia’s response to cases of unauthorised broadcasting of Premier League games in the country — part of a long-running dispute between the kingdom and neighbouring Qatar.Tags: Newcastle UnitedPremier LeaguePremier LeaguemSaudi Consortiumlast_img read more

Super Eagles Challenge Brazil in Singapore

first_imgSuper Eagles After going unbeaten for 17 games since being knocked out of the 2018 World Cup, the draw against Senegal extended Brazil’s run without a victory to three games following their matches in September when they drew against Colombia and lost against Peru. It’s the longest sequence without a win since coach Tite took over in 2016.Nigeria finished third in the Africa Cup of Nations in the summer and most recently drew 2-2 in Ukraine, meaning they have now lost five of their last seven fixtures against non-African opponents, including friendlies.The coronation of Brazil as Copa America champions this summer was their finest moment as a footballing nation since they last lifted the trophy in 2007, but things have since been tougher for Tite and co.The Selecao have not won since their 3-1 triumph over Peru in July’s final, losing to the same opposition in Los Angeles last month in addition to draws with Colombia and Senegal.Should they fail to beat the Super Eagles today, then it would be their longest winless run since a streak of five successive draws which ended in May 2004.It is not as though they have been playing weakened teams in these friendlies either; the likes of Neymar, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho all started on Thursday as Brazil failed to beat Senegal.Alisson and Danilo are both injured, meaning Ederson will continue in goal for Brazil. Renan Lodi, Marcinho and Matheus Henrique will all hope to make their first international starts.Nigeria’s youthful squad includes just two players older than 29, with defender William Troost-Ekong boasting 39 caps – the most of the 22-man squad.The Super Eagles have had some withdrawals from the original squad named by coach Gernot Rohr. Most recently, midfielder Peter Etebo did not travel due to a visa issue whereas Kenneth Omeruo, Ola Aina and Samuel Kalu are all missing through injury.Brazil’s success at the 2019 Copa America was built largely on their defensive prowess, with the only goal they conceded in six matches being a penalty in the final.Including the final, which ended 3-1 to Brazil, the Selecao have now shipped five goals in their last four games, failing to keep a clean sheet in any of those fixtures.Meanwhile, the Eagles have managed 10 goals in their last six games and after seeing Senegal fire 10 shots against Brazil on Thursday, the Super Eagles will be confident of finding the net today.Brazil are likely to rotate the strong defence they played against Senegal and that could allow Nigeria to have plenty of chances to score.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Demola OjoThree-time African champions, Nigeria’s Super Eagles, will this afternoon in Singapore take on arguably football’s most glamorous national team, Brazil, in a mouth watering friendly encounter. Fresh off a 2-2 draw with Ukraine in another international friendly last month, the Super Eagles will be loking to deny the South American champions their first victory since winning the Copa America in July.The five-time world champions are currently enduring their longest wait for victory since 2013 and were held by Senegal at the same venue in Singapore on Thursday.last_img read more