Sep 6 (OPTA) - Summaries for the Friendlies on Thursday (start times are GMT) Friendlies 1 ................................................................. Japan (2) 2 Scorers: Y. Ōsako 23, T. Minamino 30 Yellow card: Hashimoto 94 Subs used: Haraguchi 46 (Nakajima), Ueda 46 (Sakai), Kubo 46 (Doan), Nagai 67 (Ōsako), Anzai 67 (Nagatomo), Itakura 76 (Shibasaki) Paraguay (0) 0 Yellow card: Sanabria 46, Samu 53 Subs used: Martínez 46 (Sánchez), Riveros 46 (Escobar), Paredes 46 (Rojas), Rojas 54 (Gómez), Á. Romero 64 (Sanabria), Ó. Romero 73 (González) Referee: Jong-Hyeok Kim ................................................................. Korea Republic (0) 2 Scorers: Hwang Ui-jo 48, Hwang Ui-jo 85 Yellow card: Jung Woo-Young 82 Subs used: Kim Young-Gwon 46 (Park Ji-Soo), Jung Woo-Young 46 (Paik Seung-Ho), Hwang Ui-jo 46 (Lee Jeong-hyeop), Na Sangho 62 (Son Heung-Min), Lee Dong-Gyeong 62 (Hwang Hee-Chan), Kim Bo-Kyung 72 (Lee Kang-In) Georgia (1) 2 Scorers: J. Ananidze 40, G. Kvilitaia 90 Yellow card: Kankava 91 Subs used: Papunashvili 57 (Ananidze), Kvilitaia 57 (Okriashvili), Gvilia 57 (Aburjania), Daushvili 71 (Kiteishvili), Lobjanidze 73 (Davitashvili), Kankava 80 (Qazaishvili) ................................................................. Saudi Arabia (0) 1 Scorers: Salem Al Dawsari 53 Yellow card: Salem Al Dawsari 40, Saud Abdul Hamid 82 Subs used: Abdulaziz Al Bishi 33 (Hattan Bahebri), Khaled Al Samiri 46 (Salman Al Faraj), Saud Abdul Hamid 46 (Hamdan Al Shamrani), Ziyad Al Sahafi 63 (Ali Albulayhi), Haroune Camara 73 (Salem Al Dawsari), Abdulfattah Asiri 89 (Abdullah Alhamddan) Mali (1) 1 Scorers: Adama Traoré l 38 Yellow card: Traoré 39, Coulibaly 40, Wagué 94 Subs used: Samabaly 46 (Traoré), Tandia 63 (Samassekou) ................................................................. Northern Ireland (1) 1 Scorers: K. Malget 37og Yellow card: Magennis 82, Flanagan 91 Subs used: Lavery 60 (Lafferty), Mccalmont 60 (Saville), McGovern 67 (Peacock-Farrell), Donnelly 68 (Evans), Davis 88 (Thompson), Galbraith 88 (Whyte) Luxembourg (0) 0 Yellow card: Daniel Alves da Mota 81, Hall 84 Subs used: Hall 46 (Malget), Schon 46 (Moris), Turpel 60 (Deville), Philipps 73 (Barreiro), Daniel Alves da Mota 74 (Sinani), Bohnert 85 (Thill) ................................................................. Montenegro (1) 2 Scorers: N. Kosović 32, S. Mugoša 75pen Subs used: Petković 46 (Mijatović), Mugoša 54 (Marušić), Hočko 58 (Kosović), Lagator 66 (Simić), Jovović 71 (Haksabanovic), Janković 76 (Vukčević) Hungary (1) 1 Scorers: F. Holender 2 Yellow card: Holman 60, Orban 75 Subs used: Kovács 46 (Gazdag), Siger 46 (Kleinheisler), Orban 46 (Baráth), Ferenczi 60 (Korhut), Varga 64 (Holender), Dzsudzsák 67 (Nagy) Attendance: 3,370 Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovski ................................................................. Peru (0) 0 Yellow card: Gonzáles 43, Trauco 88 Subs used: Zambrano 46 (Santamaría), Carrillo 46 (Costa), Reyna 57 (Gonzáles), Aquino 63 (Tapia), Quevedo 76 (Ruidíaz), Ballón 78 (É. Flores) Ecuador (0) 1 Scorers: E. Castillo 47 Yellow card: Arreaga 22, Estrada 27 Subs used: Borja 65 (Sornoza), Ibarra 68 (Castillo), Pineida 76 (Palacios), Cifuentes 81 (Estrada), Campana 91 (Plata) Referee: Armando Villarreal ................................................................. Honduras (2) 4 Scorers: E. Izaguirre 5, J. Benguche 40, J. Toro 59, J. Benguche 62 Subs used: Pereira 67 (Figueroa), Rivas 67 (Velásquez), Solano 73 (Toro), Tobías 74 (Crisanto), Elis 74 (Benguche), Alvarez 74 (Alexander López) Puerto Rico (0) 0 Yellow card: Rodríguez 35, Díaz 47, Villafane 65 Subs used: Nieves 64 (Conde), Coca 72 (Calderon), Matos 74 (Cosme), Diaz 88 (Díaz) Attendance: 10,359 Referee: Mario Alberto Escobar Toca ................................................................. Chile (0) 0 Yellow card: Aránguiz 7, Baeza 49, Vegas 75, Pinares 77 Subs used: Rubio 46 (Á. Sagal), Alarcón 55 (Baeza), Valdés 66 (Vargas), Jeraldino 82 (Pinares), Lichnovsky 88 (Aránguiz) Argentina (0) 0 Yellow card: Paredes 6, Dybala 15, Tagliafico 57, Montiel 59, de Paul 62, Domínguez 82 Subs used: Palacios 53 (Lo Celso), Alario 57 (Correa), Domínguez 67 (de Paul), Mac Allister 70 (Dybala), Acuña 75 (Tagliafico), Rodríguez 85 (Paredes) Referee: Jair Marrufo ................................................................. Saturday, September 7 fixtures (GMT) Libya v Niger United States v Mexico (0030) Brazil v Colombia (0030) Costa Rica v Uruguay (0200) South Africa v Madagascar (1700) Sunday, September 8 fixtures (GMT) Kenya v Uganda (1300) Monday, September 9 fixtures (GMT) Wales v Belarus (1845) Algeria v Benin (2000) Tuesday, September 10 fixtures (GMT) Uzbekistan v Iraq Oman v Lebanon Jordan v Paraguay (1500) Tunisia v Côte d'Ivoire (1700) Ukraine v Nigeria (1830) Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria (1845) Morocco v Niger (1900) Wednesday, September 11 fixtures (GMT) United States v Uruguay (0000) Ecuador v Bolivia (0000) Colombia v Venezuela (0100) Honduras v Chile (0130) Argentina v Mexico (0200) Brazil v Peru (0300)
- The Independent
Republicans cite ‘public health emergency’ for skipping Covid relief votes while speaking at maskless CPAC
Lawmakers due to attend conservative conference where crowds booed hosts for asking guests to wear masks
From the United States to Germany and Australia, government borrowing costs on Friday were set to end February with their biggest monthly rises in years as expectations for a post-pandemic ignition of inflation gained a life of their own. Australia's 10-year bond yield and Britain's 30-year yields were set for their biggest monthly jump since the 2009 global financial crisis. Even after a Friday respite from this week's brutal drubbing, Australia's 10-year yield is up 70 basis points in February and New Zealand's 10-year yield is up almost 77 bps.
State television announced that Myanmar's U.N. envoy had been fired for betraying the country, a day after he urged the United Nations to use "any means necessary" to reverse the Feb. 1 coup that ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the army seized power and detained Suu Kyi and much of her party leadership, alleging fraud in a November election her party won in a landslide. The coup, which stalled Myanmar's progress toward democracy, has brought hundreds of thousands of protesters onto the streets and drawn condemnation from Western countries, with some imposing limited sanctions.
- The Independent
CPAC: Gaetz says media ‘biased’ over Ted Cruz’s Cancun trip and should have focused on ‘caravans’ of migrants instead
Outspoken GOP congressman complains ‘the left and the media’ were less concerned about ‘caravans going through Mexico’ than Texas senator visiting
- The Independent
Republican gathering began in 1974 and sees American conservatives debate social worries but has struggled with position on 'alt-right' in recent years
The coronavirus aid bill passes despite total Republican opposition, but must now go to the Senate.
- The Independent
From ‘election integrity’ panels to outright falsehoods about a stolen election, how CPAC is relitigating the 2020 election as Republican lawmakers file legislation to restrict voting rights
The actor says his childhood insecurities were “exacerbated” by years of public mockery, and he doesn’t want kids to endure the same fate.
- USA TODAY
'We're done with that lifestyle': Jessica Watkins, Ohio woman charged in Capitol riot, renounces Oath Keepers
Jessica Watkins, 38, says she has disbanded her local armed group and is canceling her Oath Keeper membership after her arrest.
- The Telegraph
Lady Gaga is poised to hand over a $500,000 reward to a mystery woman who returned her beloved French bulldogs kidnapped in a violent street robbery near her home in Hollywood. Koji and Gustav, thought to be worth up to $10,000 dollars each, were given in at a downtown LAPD Police Station by an unnamed woman late on Friday night. Authorities believe the woman who handed the dogs in was "uninvolved and unassociated" with the attack - but she is still eligible for the "unconditional" $500,000 and is said to be in contact with Gaga’s representatives. “If you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same,” Gaga had said in a post confirming the hefty sum before the dogs were handed back on Friday. The violent abduction on Wednesday saw the singer’s dog-walker and close friend Ryan Fischer shot in the chest. Gaga's third dog named Miss Asia escaped the attack and was later found by police. The singer, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, has kept silent since the dogs were handed into police. But her reward offer has raised eyebrows.
- Business Insider
Trump supporters and right-wing reporters wouldn't stop heckling CNN's Jim Acosta during second day of CPAC
A crowd of Trump supporters and right-wing reporters were filmed following Jim Acosta around CPAC while chanting "CNN sucks!"
- USA TODAY
Nearly two dozen Republicans attending CPAC in Florida have designated a proxy to vote on their behalf, citing the "ongoing public health emergency."
- USA TODAY
GOP congresswoman's husband, whose truck had Three Percenters decal, says he never heard of armed group before
Illinois state Rep. Chris Miller said he was given the sticker featuring the armed group's logo by a friend "who said that it represented patriotism."
- Business Insider
Decades ago, 9 Russian hikers mysteriously fled their tent and froze to death. A new study sheds light on the cold case.
In 1959, nine hikers fled their tent in Russia's snowy Dyatlov Pass and froze. A new study suggests a slab avalanche crushed their tent in the night.
- Business Insider
Go back to the place you got your first shot if you lose your paper card, and make sure to take a photo of the vaccine card after your first dose.
- The Guardian
Artist Tommy Zegan reveals figure was constructed in country the former president has assailed and demonized Sculptor Tommy Zegan polishes his statue of Donald Trump at CPAC. Photograph: John Raoux/AP A golden statue of Donald Trump that has caused a stir at the annual US gathering of conservatives was made in Mexico – a country the former president frequently demonized. The statue is larger than life, with a golden head and Trump’s trademark suit jacket with white shirt and red tie. Video and pictures of the tribute being wheeled through the halls of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, went viral on Friday. The conference is seen as a vital gathering of the Republican right, and this year has become a symbol of Trump’s continued grip on the party, despite being cast out of office after two impeachments, seemingly endless parades of scandals and a botched response to the coronavirus pandemic that has cost half a million lives in the US. Now the artist behind the huge statue of Trump – Tommy Zegan – has revealed that the object was made in Mexico; a country that has been the target of much Trump racist abuse over his political career, and somewhere he has literally sought to build a wall against. “It was made in Mexico,” Zegan told Politico’s Playbook newsletter. Zegan, who lives in Mexico on a permanent resident visa, described the transport of the monument to CPAC in full to Playbook. Politico reported: “Zegan spent over six months crafting the 200lb fiberglass statue with the help of three men in Rosarito. He transported it to Tampa, Florida, where it was painted in chrome, then hauled it from there to CPAC.”
- The State
“Her daddy got to heaven just before she did.”
- Associated Press
Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs, which were stolen by thieves who shot and wounded their walker, were recovered unharmed Friday, Los Angeles police said. A woman brought the dogs to the LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station, just northwest of downtown, around 6 p.m, said Capt. Jonathan Tippet, commanding officer of the department's elite Robbery-Homicide Division. Lady Gaga’s representative and detectives went to the station and confirmed that they were the dogs, Tippet said.
- Business Insider
Ted Cruz engages in an online spat over Biden's HHS secretary nominee who sued the Trump administration more than 100 times
Cruz and Princeton historian Kevin M. Kruse had a back-and-forth over the qualifications of Xavier Becerra, Biden's nominee to lead the department.
- National Review
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Friday urged the New York State legislature to open an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo brought by his former staffer, Lindsey Boylan. The progressive congresswoman told reporters that survivors “deserve to be heard” and noted that the “process for hearing this allegation falls squarely in the state legislature.” Meanwhile, New York attorney general Letitia James is reportedly reviewing a letter from state Republicans who have also called for an investigation into the allegations against the governor, according to Fox News. Lindsey Boylan, the former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to Cuomo, on Wednesday published an essay detailing alleged sexual harassment she endured while working for the governor, including unwanted kissing and touching. She wrote in the essay that Cuomo, with the help of top female aides, “created a culture within his administration where sexual harassment and bullying is so pervasive that it is not only condoned but expected.” She also detailed an increasingly uncomfortable relationship she developed with the governor, in which he sought her out and set up one-on-one meetings with her. Boylan recounted a flight she shared with the governor from an event in October 2017 in which Cuomo allegedly said, “Let’s play strip poker.” On another occasion, Boylan says the pair met one-on-one for a briefing when Cuomo allegedly kissed her. “We were in his New York City office on Third Avenue,” she writes. “As I got up to leave and walk toward an open door, he stepped in front of me and kissed me on the lips. I was in shock, but I kept walking.” Boylan later resigned on September 26, 2018.