Primeira Liga Standings

Jan 19 (OPTA) - Standings for the Primeira Liga on Sunday P W D L F A Pts 1 Benfica 17 16 0 1 42 6 48 ............................................... 2 Porto 17 13 2 2 35 11 41 ............................................... 3 Famalicão 16 9 3 4 30 25 30 4 Sporting CP 17 9 2 6 28 20 29 ............................................... 5 Braga 17 8 3 6 27 20 27 ............................................... 6 Guimarães 17 6 7 4 25 18 25 7 Rio Ave 16 6 4 6 18 17 22 8 Gil Vicente 17 5 7 5 17 17 22 9 Setúbal 17 5 7 5 10 16 22 10 Tondela 17 5 5 7 17 21 20 11 Boavista 16 4 7 5 13 15 19 12 Marítimo 16 4 7 5 16 23 19 13 Moreirense 17 4 6 7 21 25 18 14 Santa Clara 17 4 5 8 11 20 17 15 Paços Ferreira 17 4 4 9 11 22 16 16 Belenenses 17 4 3 10 12 31 15 ............................................... 17 Portimonense 17 2 8 7 12 24 14 18 Aves 17 3 0 14 19 33 9 1: Champions League 2: Champions League preliminary round 3-4: Europa League preliminary round 5: Europa League depending on domestic cup 17-18: Relegation

  • Iran's beleaguered President Rouhani rules out resigning
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    Iran's beleaguered President Rouhani rules out resigning

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday ruled out resigning and vowed to see out his term, even as he admitted he had offered to step aside twice since being elected. Speaking ahead of a general election next Friday, Rouhani also appealed to voters to turn out despite the fact that many moderate and reformist candidates were disqualified from the race. Rumours have swirled in Iran recently that the 71-year-old, whose second and last term ends next year, had been planning to quit, but his office denied the reports.

  • U.S. State Dept. says fourteen test positive for coronavirus from cruise ship in Japan
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    U.S. State Dept. says fourteen test positive for coronavirus from cruise ship in Japan

    Fourteen U.S. citizens tested positive for the new coronavirus during the evacuation of over 300 U.S. nationals and their family members from a quarantined ship in Japan, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. The passengers were preparing to return to the United States on a chartered aircraft when U.S. officials received notice that 14 people had tested positive for COVID-19, according https://www.state.gov/joint-statement-by-u-s-department-of-state-and-u-s-department-of-health-and-human-services-on-repatriation-of-american-passengers-from-the-diamond-princess-cruise-ship to the statement. The 14 were moved to a containment area on the evacuation aircraft, the statement said.

  • 6-year-old girl was committed to mental health facility without parent consent
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    6-year-old girl was committed to mental health facility without parent consent

    A 6-year-old Florida girl was committed for two days to a mental health facility without her mother's consent after allegedly throwing a temper tantrum at school, an attorney for the family said. The child was allegedly given anti-psychotic medications at the center, also without the permission of her mother, Martina Falk. Falk's lawyer, Reganel Reeves, said a mental health counselor was called to the school because Nadia was reportedly having a tantrum and throwing chairs.

  • Push for universal basic income will outlive Andrew Yang's 2020 presidential campaign
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    Push for universal basic income will outlive Andrew Yang's 2020 presidential campaign

    Andrew Yang focused his surprisingly successful long-shot presidential campaign on a seemingly radical policy idea: universal basic income, or giving people monthly cash payments with no strings attached. He has dropped out of the 2020 race, but the push for UBI will live on. While the roots of this concept run through our country's history, with supporters who include Thomas Paine and Martin Luther King Jr., Yang is rightly credited with moving the idea of unconditional cash out of think tanks and academia and into living rooms across the country.

  • 2 men killed in large avalanche in Colorado
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    2 men killed in large avalanche in Colorado

    Authorities in Eagle County, Colorado, confirmed the deaths of two men Sunday, CBS Denver reported. The pair was killed in an avalanche Saturday on Muddy Pass near Vail. The Eagle County Coroner's Office has identified the deceased as Dillon Block, 28, and Cesar Almanza-Hernandez, 30.

  • Associated Press

    Virginia teen accused of killing mother, brother arrested

    A 17-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting his mother and his 6-year-old brother in their Virginia home was arrested on Saturday in North Carolina, authorities said. Levi H. Norwood's father found his wife and younger son dead from gunshot wounds when he returned to their Midland, Virginia, home on Friday evening, news outlets reported. Norwood shot and wounded his father, who escaped and called for help, according to the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office.

  • Police allegedly held a black student at gunpoint. Now the governor wants an investigation
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    Police allegedly held a black student at gunpoint. Now the governor wants an investigation

    The governor of Illinois on Thursday called for an investigation into allegations that police held a black college student at gunpoint after misidentifying him as a suspect. Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statement comes after Jaylan Butler, 20, sued the six officers involved for unlawful searches and seizure, excessive force and false arrest on a Sunday night last February. Butler, a swim team member at Eastern Illinois University, said he was walking back to the team bus near a rest stop off Interstate 80 when patrol cars pulled up to him.

  • Hitler's Submarines Almost Launched A Missile Attack On America
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    Hitler's Submarines Almost Launched A Missile Attack On America

    Key point: Most Allied commanders were skeptical that there was a genuine threat to the continental United States—save for certain leaders of the U.S. Navy. In the closing weeks of World War II in Europe, American intelligence determined that a detachment of German submarines had been dispatched to launch a cruise missile attack on the East Coast of the United States. The U.S. Navy deployed forty-six ships and dozens of aircraft to annihilate the incoming submarine wolf pack.

  • Costa Rican police find six tonnes of cocaine in biggest ever haul
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    Costa Rican police find six tonnes of cocaine in biggest ever haul

    Police in Costa Rica have found almost 6 tonnes of cocaine in a shipping container, leading to the country's biggest ever drug seizure. The drugs, which weighed 5,800kg, were discovered on Friday evening in Limón in a container of flowers due to be sent to Rotterdam, Holland, according to the Costan Rican national newspaper La Nación. In a press conference on Saturday afternoon, interior minister Michael Soto Rojas confirmed it was the largest ever drug seizure in Costa Rica.

  • Ocasio-Cortez faces 13 challengers – but can anyone unseat her?
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    Ocasio-Cortez faces 13 challengers – but can anyone unseat her?

    We don't see a lot of young people accomplish a lot because they're afraid – and she's not afraid. We knew who she was when we sent her, that she'd make a noise, and making a noise was why we sent her Abdul Abbas That's not how all see it. The first-term congresswoman is facing eight Republican and five Democratic candidates aiming to unseat her.

  • A cruise-ship passenger tested positive for the coronavirus after hundreds of other passengers disembarked and dispersed all over the world
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    A cruise-ship passenger tested positive for the coronavirus after hundreds of other passengers disembarked and dispersed all over the world

    Associated Press/Heng Sinith Health officials on Saturday said they'd found a coronavirus case among the hundreds of passengers who disembarked a cruise ship in Cambodia, The New York Times reported. The Westerdam cruise ship spent weeks stranded at sea after five ports rejected it over coronavirus fears. Now, more than 1,000 passengers from the ship have proceeded to destinations around the world, and health officials are struggling to determine how to handle the situation.

  • Man who left puppy to drown in cage sentenced to 1 year for animal cruelty
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    Man who left puppy to drown in cage sentenced to 1 year for animal cruelty

    A New Jersey man who tried to leave an 8-month-old puppy to drown in a cage was sentenced to a year in state prison Friday. Aaron Davis, 36, was convicted of fourth-degree animal cruelty in December after leaving the pit bull in a cage along the rising tide of Sandy Hook Bay in July 2018, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor. Luckily, a passerby noticed the crate in the early morning hours and climbed down a rocky barrier to save the puppy, who was later named River.

  • The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?
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    The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

    Outside mainland China, there have been about 780 infections reported in nearly 30 locations. Taiwan, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan have each reported one fatality, while France on Saturday announced the first death outside Asia, an elderly Chinese tourist. Here are the areas where COVID-19, the virus's official designation, has been confirmed: - CHINA - As of Monday, 70,548 people had been infected across China, the majority in and around Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, where the outbreak was first reported.

  • Inside the Family's Manhattan Apartment
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    Inside the Family's Manhattan Apartment

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  • Jimmy Hoffa associate who was suspect in disappearance dead
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    Jimmy Hoffa associate who was suspect in disappearance dead

    Charles “Chuckie” O'Brien, an associate of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa who became a leading suspect in the labor leader's disappearance and later was portrayed in the Martin Scorsese film “The Irishman, has died.

  • Florida approves $2 million claim for wrongfully convicted man
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    Florida approves $2 million claim for wrongfully convicted man

    The Florida Attorney General's Office on Saturday approved a $2 million settlement claim for a man who was wrongfully convicted in 1976. The move comes a little over three weeks after the Department of Legal Affairs initially denied the request for compensation. In a January 23 letter, the Florida Department of Legal Affairs denied the request on the grounds that new evidence and the subsequent exoneration did not amount to "actual innocence."

  • Israeli army: Hamas hackers tried to 'seduce' soldiers
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    Israeli army: Hamas hackers tried to 'seduce' soldiers

    The Israeli military on Sunday said it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas militant group to hack soldiers' phones by posing as young, attractive women on social media, striking up friendships and persuading them into downloading malware. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters that the phones of dozens of soldiers had been infected in recent months, although he said the army detected the scam early on and prevented any major secrets from reaching the Islamic militant group. Conricus said this was the third attempt by Hamas to target male soldiers through fake social media accounts, most recently in July 2018.

  • Remember When Iran Took Out Saddam Hussein's Navy In One Day—With American-Made Jets?
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    Remember When Iran Took Out Saddam Hussein's Navy In One Day—With American-Made Jets?

    Key Point: In Operation Morvarid (“Pearl”) not only did they hope to take the Iraqi radars out of the picture but also Baghdad's vital oil infrastructure. On September 22, 1980 Saddam Hussein launched Iraq into a full-scale invasion of Iran—hoping to capitalize on Iran's instability due to the Iranian Revolution. Khorramshahr and Abadan, two major Iranian port cities just across and downstream the Shatt-al-Arab river from the major Iraqi oil-exporting port of Basra, were priority targets.

  • US embassy in Baghdad attacked with rockets
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    US embassy in Baghdad attacked with rockets

    Rockets have dropped near the US embassy in Iraq and a military base hosting American troops, according to officials. Two rockets dropped inside the sprawling embassy compound in Baghdad, three Iraqi security officials have claimed. Colonel Myles Caggins, a spokesman for the US military operation in Iraq, said the military base had been hit by rockets just before 3.30am local time on Sunday.

  • Chinese President Xi knew severity of coronavirus weeks before going public; 40 Americans on cruise ship infected
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    Chinese President Xi knew severity of coronavirus weeks before going public; 40 Americans on cruise ship infected

    President Xi Jinping on Sunday published a timeline of his actions to combat the coronavirus racing through China as the Communist Party worked to tamp down criticism of the government's handling of the crisis. The latest revelation comes as a U.S. health official said at least 40 Americans on a cruise ship in Japan are infected with the deadly new virus. “I issued demands during a Politburo Standing Committee meeting on Jan. 7 for work to contain the outbreak," Xi said in the speech.

  • Chinese president says he took early action against COVID-19
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    Chinese president says he took early action against COVID-19

    China's president said he took early action behind the scenes • American from cruise ship docked in Cambodia tests positive in Malaysia • First coronavirus death outside of Asia reported in France • U.S. to evacuate Americans from quarantined cruise ship • San Diego County declares health emergency • Egypt confirms coronavirus case, 1st in Africa Chinese president says he took behind-the-scenes action in the early days of outbreak Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a speech published Saturday night by state media that he took behind-the-scenes action in the early days of the COVID-19 epidemic.

  • Reuters

    Virus time crime: Hong Kong police bust toilet paper gang

    Knife-wielding robbers in Hong Kong stole 50 packs of toilet paper rolls from a supermarket delivery man, police said on Monday, in a sign of the times for a city worried sick by the coronavirus outbreak across the causeway in mainland China. Police caught two of the gang of three and recovered all of the toilet paper, worth about HK$1,700 (nearly $220). Panic in Hong Kong over the coronavirus has emptied supermarket shelves, with people stockpiling toilet paper, cleaning products and basic foodstuffs.

  • U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal to be Signed End of Feb., Militant Group Says
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    U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal to be Signed End of Feb., Militant Group Says

    The U.S. and Taliban will sign a peace deal at the end of February, more than a year after negotiations started, paving the way for broader talks between the Afghan government and the militant group on the country's post-war future. The peace agreement will be signed during a ceremony in Doha, Qatar, where the Taliban has a political office, according to the group's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed, as well as deputy head of its political office Abdul Salam Hanafi. Mujahed was reached via Whatsapp on Monday.

  • Japan suffers worst economic slump in five years
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    Japan suffers worst economic slump in five years

    Japan has suffered its worst quarterly GDP contraction in more than five years, with a tax hike and a deadly typhoon taking a toll on the world's third-largest economy. The nation's gross domestic product in the three months to December shrank 1.6 percent from the previous quarter, even before the novel coronavirus outbreak in China hit Japan, according to official data published on Monday. The quarter was marked by a rise in consumption tax from eight percent to 10 percent, as well as Typhoon Hagibis, which killed more than 100 people and caused widespread flooding.

  • Harvey Weinstein faces moment of truth as jury weighs case on Tuesday
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    Harvey Weinstein faces moment of truth as jury weighs case on Tuesday

    The jury at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial in New York will begin deliberations on Tuesday, with the world's media and the expectations of the #MeToo movement bearing heavily upon them. If they find him guilty of two of the five counts against him, of “predatory sexual assault”, he could be sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors and Weinstein's lawyers have frequently directed jurors' vision to the overflowing press benches in courtroom No 99 at the New York supreme court, and alluded to the sound of keyboards rattling as one way of highlighting the high-profile nature of the case.