Coronavirus ‘fake news’ network busted in Hungary

first_img“A 37-year-old Hungarian woman has collapsed and died in Budapest, probably from coronavirus,” read a headline from one of the sites displayed by the police.Computer equipment was seized at several locations during raids Friday, said the statement. Topics : Hungarian police said Saturday it has busted a network of “fake news” websites that reported alleged coronavirus-related deaths in Hungary, so far free of reported infections from the deadly virus.A man and woman are suspected of “operating dozens of fake news portals and linked Facebook pages” claiming that several people have been infected and died from coronavirus, said a statement on the police website. The sites, whose articles carried sensational headlines, were aimed at increasing traffic and boosting advertisement revenue, said the police.last_img read more

South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir in succession probe

first_imgSouth Korean prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant against Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, they said on Thursday, in the investigation of a controversial 2015 merger and alleged accounting fraud in a suspected bid to aid his succession plans.The move spells fresh trouble for Lee, who, if arrested, faces a return to jail just a little over two years after being released from detention in February 2018.Lee already faces trial on a charge of bribery aimed at winning support to succeed ailing group patriarch Lee Kun-hee, and which involved former President Park Geun-hye, and spent a year in detention until the bribery case was suspended in 2018. Prosecutors said they sought Lee’s arrest on suspicions of stock price manipulation and audit rule violations, among other offences.Samsung declined to comment. Shares of Samsung Electronics were up 1.1%, outperforming a rise of 0.2% in the benchmark .Prosecutors have been investigating suspected accounting fraud at drug company Samsung Biologics after the Korean financial watchdog complained the firm’s value had been inflated by 4.5 trillion won ($3.7 billion) in 2015.Prosecutors contend the violation helped boost the value of its major owner, Cheil Industries, which counted Lee as its top shareholder, and merged with Samsung C&T, a de facto holding firm, Yonhap news agency said. Samsung requested an outside review of the investigation to weigh the validity of the indictment and the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office is following the necessary procedures, it said in a statement.Last month, prosecutors questioned Lee, 51, over the latest investigation. He also apologized for a series of controversies around his succession planning.Lee’s year in detention followed separate charges that he bribed Park to win government support for the 2015 merger which helped tighten his control of South Korea’s top conglomerate.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Senior Arsenal players frustrated by Unai Emery’s post-training meetings

first_img 1 min. story Advertisement Unai Emery is under mounting pressure following Arsenal’s poor start to the season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has irked several of Arsenal’s most senior players by holding overly detailed and lengthy post-training meetings.Arsene Wenger’s successor is battling to save his job following a mediocre start to the season which could see Arsenal fall nine points adrift of the top four should they lose at Leicester on Saturday.Arsenal’s executive committee are said to be reluctant to make a change of management at this stage of the season, but Emery appears to be fighting an increasingly difficult task of uniting a fractured dressing room.Last week, reports claimed several of the club’s younger players regularly and openly mock the Spaniard over his lack of English and his poor communication skills also risk alienating the club’s more established stars.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Granit Xhaka trained with the Arsenal squad ahead of Wednesday’s match against Vitoria (Picture: Getty)Arsenal return to action on Wednesday against Vitoria in the Europa League ahead of Saturday’s trip to the King Power Stadium where they will face an in-form Leicester side who seven of their last eight matches in all competitions.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 ArsenalEmery must decide whether or not to restore Granit Xhaka to his midfield after the club captain stormed off the pitch, hurling abuse at his own fans following last month’s draw against Crystal Palace.Xhaka was left out the side which drew against Wolves on Saturday but trained with the first team squad today ahead of the trip to Portugal.Should Arsenal sack Unai Emery if they lose against Leicester?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Paul Merson tells Arsenal to replace Unai Emery with Brendan Rodgers and give Leicester City boss ‘five-year contract’MORE: Jurgen Klopp praises Edu for unearthing ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli PLAY Senior Arsenal players frustrated by Unai Emery’s post-training meetings Full Screen Advertisement Comment According to the Evening Standard, training sessions are often elongated as a result of Emery holding regular meetings which are drawn out as a result of his struggles to master the English language. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Nov 2019 1:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link268Shares About Connatix V67539 Video Settingslast_img read more

Spotted: New ULCV Joins COSCO Shipping

first_imgImage Courtesy: Hudong-ZhonghuaHudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), has delivered COSCO Shipping Alps, a 14,500 TEU containership, to compatriot COSCO Shipping Lines. As informed, the newbuilding was delivered 56 days in advance on January 3, 2018.COSCO Shipping Alps, which features a length of 366 meters and a width of 51.2 meters, is said to be more environmentally friendly when compared to ships of the same type.The newly built containership has a market value of USD 87.09 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The shipbuilder said that COSCO Shipping Alps is the third 14,500 TEU boxship delivered to COSCO so far.Its sister vessels, COSCO Shipping Himalayas and COSCO Shipping Kilimanjaro, were handed over to COSCO in July and December 2017, respectively.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

US polls: Biden wins 8 Super Tuesday states

first_imgDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden notched up startling early wins over leftist rival Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday. AFP The two Democrats, lifelong politicianswith starkly different visions for America’s future, were battling fordelegates as 14 states and one U.S. territory held a series of high-stakes electionsthat marked the most significant day of voting in the party’s 2020 presidentialnomination fight. The winner will take on President Donald Trump in theNovember general election. (AP) And suddenly, the Democratic Party’s presidential field, which featured more than a half dozen candidates a week ago, transformed into a two-man contest.center_img WASHINGTON – A resurgent Joe Bidenscored sweeping victories across the country on Super Tuesday, backed by adiverse coalition that helped revitalize a moderate presidential bid teeteringon the edge of disaster just days earlier. But progressive rival Bernie Sandersseized the day’s biggest prize with a win in California that ensured he woulddrive the Democrats’ nomination fight for the foreseeable future.last_img read more

David K. Wendelman

first_imgDavid K. Wendelman, age 51 of Greensburg, Indiana, died Monday, October 28, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenwood, Indiana. He is the son of Marie (Nee: Hill) and James E. Wendelman. He was married to his high school sweetheart Janice Kinker. David was a stay at home dad, who took care of their daughter Bailey. He loved teaching and playing with his daughter. He also was an avid sports fan with his favorite teams being the New York Yankees, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia 76ers. He also enjoyed doing landscaping work.He is survived by his wife Janice and daughter Bailey, both of Greensburg; father James Wendelman of Sunman, Indiana; sisters Lynda Koelling of Harrison, Ohio and Sandra Stenger of St. Leon, Indiana. David was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Wendelman.David’s wishes were to be cremated. The family will receive friends from 12 – 1 p.m. Saturday, November 16th at the Weigel Funeral Home. Services follow at 1 p.m. The family requests memorials to the Bailey Wendelman Education Fund. (c/o Weigel Funeral Home, PO Box 36, Batesville, Indiana 47006). Online condolences can be made at www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

Isgrove signs new Saints deal

first_img Isgrove has been at Saints since the age of nine, progressing through the ranks to make his debut in last October’s Capital One Cup clash at Leeds. The 20-year-old was named in the squad for the final two Barclays Premier League games of last season and has signed a new contract at St Mary’s. “Lloyd has shown a great deal of potential during his early years with the club, and he deserves this new contract in recognition of the hard work he puts in,” manager Mauricio Pochettino told Southampton’s official website. “He has impressed me in his performances for the under-21s and with his attitude on the training ground, having taken part in first-team sessions regularly last season. “He now has the chance to demonstrate at senior level the qualities he has shown during his time with the academy and development squad.” Isgrove has travelled with the first-team on a pre-season trip to Spain, where he is joined in the squad by fellow academy graduate Luke Shaw. The highly-rated left-back turned 18 on Friday and Press Association Sport understands he will now sign five-year contract with the club, although no official confirmation has been made. Lloyd Isgrove has signed a new one-year deal at Barclays Premier League side Southampton.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Pascoe: Mario has hunger to succeed

first_img Balotelli has scored just once in his first 11 appearances for the Merseysiders and the maverick striker left his manager Brendan Rodgers less than impressed last week when he swapped shirts with Pepe at half-time during the 3-0 Champions League loss to Real Madrid. Rodgers was complimentary about Balotelli’s performance in Saturday’s 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw with Hull, though, and has since spoken of his confidence in the Italy international’s willingness to “learn”, as well as about the support he is receiving from the club. Those words were backed up by Pascoe ahead of Tuesday’s Capital One Cup fourth-round clash with his and Rodgers’ old side Swansea at Anfield. Asked at the pre-match press conference on Monday about the effect the attention focused upon Balotelli was having on the 24-year-old, Pascoe said: “Nothing really. “He works hard, he is a great talent and every day on the training pitch you can see he wants to do more. At the end he is always asking to do more things. “Everything will be alright with Mario because you know his hunger is there and he wants to win. “After every training session he wants to do shooting, passing – he wants to do everything, to work on his game. We as coaches will help him that way.” Balotelli was always likely to generate headlines following his move to Liverpool from AC Milan in August. But things have been particularly intense for him given, in the absence of the sold Luis Suarez and injured Daniel Sturridge, he has struggled for goals while leading the line for a club who excelled last term but have made a shaky start to the current campaign. Tuesday’s game might be deemed a good opportunity for Balotelli to break his eight-match scoring drought – or for him to be taken out of the spotlight for an evening. Either way, Pascoe was giving little away as to his chances of retaining his starting spot when Liverpool’s players are rotated for the tie. “We have strikers and midfielders who can step in as we rotate it,” said Pascoe, who watched from the Reds bench as Swansea won 3-1 at Anfield in the Capital One Cup fourth round two years ago. “It is not all about Mario here – you have (fellow strikers) Rickie Lambert or Fabio Borini that can step in. It may be one for Mario, but we’ll just wait and assess everyone and decide then.” Balotelli and Lambert played together for part of Saturday’s game after the latter came off the bench. And asked about using Balotelli alongside someone rather than as a lone frontman, Pascoe said: “With Mario and Rickie working together and linking up, it worked well, and when Daniel gets back, the three of them can cause a problem to any team. “At Tottenham (a 3-0 win) with Mario and Daniel up front we put in our best performance of the season so far – that worked well.” Meanwhile, Pascoe insists Sturridge has just been “unlucky” with his injuries. The England man was ruled out for two to four weeks earlier this month with a calf problem, having only just recovered from a thigh injury sustained on international duty. Rodgers admits Sturridge needs to get a consistent run of games if he is to become one of Europe’s top strikers. And Pascoe, asked if there were concerns long-term about the 25-year-old continuing to have fitness issues, said: “No, not at all. “He is a great pro, he looks after himself well and he has just been unfortunate.” Another Liverpool player currently on the sidelines is defender Mamadou Sakho. A few days after Sakho, who had not been named in the squad for the match, departed Anfield during the 1-1 Merseyside derby draw with Everton in September, Rodgers confirmed the France international had sustained a thigh strain. And giving an update on Sakho on Monday, Pascoe said: “He’s progressing well. “He’ll be another couple of weeks, and hopefully he’ll be available then.” Then asked if there were any issues with the player with regard to what happened in the derby, Pascoe said: “As soon as he’s fit and raring to go he’s available.” Pascoe also revealed full-back Jose Enrique was a doubt for Tuesday’s game due to an unspecified injury. “He’s got a little sort of injury at the moment and we will have to wait to find out what the extent of that is,” Pascoe said. Mario Balotelli is not affected by the scrutiny he is under and has the hunger to succeed as a Liverpool player, according to Reds assistant boss Colin Pascoe. Press Associationlast_img read more

Alan Pardew calls on Crystal Palace players to believe after Anfield win

first_img A 2-1 victory at Liverpool lifted the Eagles to eighth place in the Premier League, just two points behind Tottenham in fifth and five off Manchester United, who currently occupy the final Champions League qualification spot. “Our ambitions are modest,” said Pardew. “We have no complications: no Europa League, no League Cup so the league programme is right at the top of our agenda. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew insists his ambitions for the club are modest but there is no doubt he has set his sights set on improving their league position further. “That helps us because all these big clubs have Europe to contend with.” Palace were rewarded for their attacking intent at Anfield with a fourth away win of the season, and Pardew admits the only thing currently holding back his squad is the lack of belief in themselves. “I said to the players afterwards that the problem with this team is it doesn’t trust how good it can be,” he added. “We proved that when we backed off (against Liverpool). “When we went toe-to-toe I thought it was an even game but it is difficult to do that at these big arenas. “I really enjoy managing this team, I think it is a really honest team and we will have to wait and see.” Pardew hopes the last two results, including the goalless draw at home to Manchester United, will have helped boost confidence. “The last two games we have defended brilliantly and it has got us four massive points against two big clubs,” he said. “This was the last game in a series of games which was a goal for us and we needed three points to achieve that goal. “We are kind of on target for what we think we are going to get. “I did promise an extra day off (if they reached their target) and maybe that played more of a part.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Michael O’Neill calls on Northern Ireland to prove they belong at Euros

first_imgBoss Michael O’Neill insisted Northern Ireland would be fearless in France after being draw against world champions Germany at Euro 2016. Press Association They will also face Poland and Ukraine next summer as they compete at a major tournament for the first time since 1986. Despite their minnows tag, following the draw on Saturday O’Neill reckons his side will be ready to face the best in Europe. Nottingham Forest striker Jamie Ward helped Northern Ireland win Group F ahead of Romania and the 29-year-old insisted the side can produce a shock. “We will go there and try to do or best. You look at Ukraine as a game to win – no pressure though. We’ve got a chance to go and play against some of the best players in the world. Hopefully our spirit can carry us through,” he said on the BBC. “It’s been great for the fans to have something to cheer about and I am sure they will travel in numbers to France as well.” “Poland and Germany showed what they are capable of in qualifying. It’s a tough group but we expected that,” he said. “In many ways it’s a good challenge because our strongest options are at centre-back – we’ve got three Premier League centre-backs, and they will relish the challenge of playing against Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski. “There are a lot of positives we take into the tournament. We actually won our group, we didn’t come through a play-off. People overlook that and we go into this tournament with everything to gain. “The co-efficient isn’t in our favour, but we have shown what you can achieve with team spirit and work ethic. We only lost one game in qualification.” Northern Ireland open against Poland in Nice on June 12, face Ukraine four days later in Lyon and take on Germany at the Parc de Princes on June 21. O’Neill added on the BBC: “The most important thing is to try and take something from your first game. The fixtures maybe work in our favour, playing Poland and Ukraine before Germany, which might be the most demanding physically. “At the end of the draw the chief executive said to me, ‘Well you have to beat Germany if you want to win the tournament’, and of course that was slightly tongue in cheek, but everybody’s looking forward to it.” Norwich forward Kyle Lafferty, who scored seven goals in qualifying, tweeted: “What a group. What a test for us to show everyone how far our wee country have come.” last_img read more