Barcelona, Real Madrid to play Miami ‘Clasico’

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing UST stays hot, blanks UE for fourth straight win Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Real Madrid is returning to play in the tournament for the fifth time while Barcelona is making its third appearance in the competition.A statement said the Hard Rock Stadium would host an additional game on July 26. Further details would be released later this month. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions The match is part of the International Champions Cup, the annual global exhibition series which features clubs from Europe and around the world.It is the first time Barcelona and Real Madrid have met in North America, organizers said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I am thrilled to bring the International Champions Cup back to the city of Miami,” said Dolphins billionaire owner Stephen Ross, whose company bankrolls the tournament.“The opportunity to showcase two of the most storied clubs in the history of the sport is why we created this tournament.” Real Madrid’s defender Sergio Ramos (3rdR) heads the ball to score the equalizer during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 3, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGOSpanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will play each other in a one-off pre-season “El Clasico” in Miami in July, organizers confirmed Friday.The La Liga arch-rivals will meet at the Hard Rock Stadium, the 65,000-seat home of the NFL Miami Dolphins, on July 29.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home View commentslast_img read more

Kerry, Bush trade barbs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’As Republicans demanded that Kerry apologize, a Democratic congressional candidate in a close race in Iowa canceled a campaign event with Kerry, saying the senator’s comments were inappropriate. White House press secretary Tony Snow was asked about Kerry’s comment at his regular briefing with reporters, and had clearly come prepared with a lengthy attack. He said the quote “fits a pattern” of negative remarks about U.S. soldiers from the decorated Vietnam veteran and suggested that whether Democratic candidates – particularly those running on their military service backgrounds – agree with their 2004 standard-bearer should be a campaign litmus test. Bush, campaigning later in Georgia, said Kerry’s statement was “insulting and it is shameful.” “The members of the United States military are plenty smart and they are plenty brave and the senator from Massachusetts owes them an apology,” Bush said during an appearance for a former GOP congressman, Mac Collins, who is trying to oust Democratic Rep. Jim Marshall. There were boos at the mention of Kerry’s name and cheers at Bush’s call for an apology. Kerry, who is considering another run for the White House in 2008, angrily fired back. WASHINGTON – The White House and Sen. John Kerry traded their harshest accusations since the 2004 presidential race on Tuesday, with President Bush accusing the Democrat of troop-bashing and Kerry calling the president’s men hacks who are “willing to lie.” The war of words, tough even for this hard-fought campaign season, came after Kerry was quoted telling a group of Pasadena City College students on Monday that those unable to navigate the country’s education system “get stuck in Iraq.” Kerry was speaking during a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides. The comment spread like political wildfire on conservative and GOP-linked Web sites, became a much-viewed video on, and the battle was drawn. The two parties are searching for any edge amid indications Democrats could take back the House and possibly win control of the Senate in next week’s midterm elections. Though neither Bush nor Kerry is on any ballot, the bitterness with which they fought each other as 2004 rivals spilled over as both campaign hard for their parties in a race shaped in large measure by public doubts about the Iraq war. At a hastily arranged news conference in Seattle, Kerry said: “I apologize to no one for my criticism of the president and of his broken policy.” Kerry said the comment in question was “a botched joke about the president and the president’s people, not about the troops … and they know that’s what I was talking about.” He opened his speech at PCC with several one-liners, saying at one point that Bush had lived in Texas but now “lives in a state of denial.” He then said: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” That, Kerry said, was meant as a reference to Bush, not troops. Kerry said it is the president who owes U.S. soldiers an apology – for “a Katrina foreign policy” that misled the country into war in Iraq, failed to adequately study and plan for the aftermath, has not properly equipped troops and has expanded the terrorist threat. “I’m sick and tired of a bunch of despicable Republicans who will not debate real policy, who won’t take responsibility for their own mistakes, standing up and trying to make other people the butt of those mistakes,” he said. “It disgusts me that a bunch of these Republican hacks who’ve never worn the uniform of our country are willing to lie about those who did.” Unsubstantiated allegations about Kerry’s Vietnam War heroism from a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth figured prominently in the 2004 Kerry-Bush race. Other Republicans issued demands for an apology from Kerry. GOP Sen. John McCain, like Kerry a decorated Vietnam veteran and a potential 2008 rival, said while campaigning for Republican candidates in Indiana that “the suggestion that only the least educated Americans would agree to serve in the military and fight in Iraq is an insult to every soldier serving in combat today.” Added House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., “Our soldiers risk their lives in the face of grave dangers on the battlefield, and no one who chooses to courageously and selflessly defend our country can be considered `uneducated.”‘ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Man stabbed outside Hazel Dell tavern

first_imgThe Clark County’s Sheriff Office is looking for two men who allegedly stabbed another man Friday night at the Three Monkeys Tavern in Hazel Dell.At about 11:45 p.m. Friday, Clark County deputies responded to a report of an altercation in the parking lot at the tavern at 7917 N.E. Highway 99 and found the man suffering from multiple stab wounds in his torso and extremities, according to a CCSO bulletin.The man was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. His name was not released Saturday.The two suspects, who had fled before deputies arrived, are described as being Hispanic males in their early 20s, the bulletin said. The investigation is being conducted by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 911.last_img read more

The Apple Watch Only Costs How Much to Make

first_imgMay 1, 2015 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 1 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Apple Inc’s Watch has the lowest ratio of hardware costs to retail price across any Apple phone, according to a preliminary estimate by research firm IHS after a teardown study.The hardware cost of an Apple Watch Sport model was about 24 percent of the suggested retail price compared with 29-38 percent for the iPhone maker’s other products, IHS said on Thursday. The Apple Watch Sport 38 mm costs $349 and the teardown shows a bill of materials of $81.20 with the cost of production rising to $83.70 when $2.50 in manufacturing expense is added, IHS said.(Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Kirti Pandey)last_img read more