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US MEDIA IN TROUBLE

Trump slams ‘vicious’ media after erroneous reports on WikiLeaks, Russia AFP AFP•December 9, 2017 US President Donald Trump being interviewed in January by CNN journalist Wolf Blitzer US President Donald Trump being interviewed in January by CNN journalist Wolf Blitzer (AFP Photo/Regine Mahaux) More Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump on Saturday renewed his onslaught against major US news networks, accusing them of launching a “vicious” assault on his presidency as he seized on a reporting error by CNN. In an early-morning tweet, the US president said “Fake News CNN made a vicious and purposeful mistake yesterday. They were caught red handed, just like lonely Brian Ross at ABC News.” Trump sounded the same anti-media narrative in a speech Friday in Florida when, pointing to a reporting error by ABC, he said, “Did you see all the corrections the media’s been making? They’ve been apologizing left and right.” The US president regularly rails against top news outlets, both broadcast networks and newspapers including the New York Times and the Washington Post. CNN reported early Friday that the president and son Donald Trump Jr. had received an email providing a web address and decryption key allowing access to hacked documents from the WikiLeaks site before such documents were publicly available. But the network’s timing was wrong, by a single digit. It soon posted a correction saying the information had been sent to the Trumps not on September 4, 2016, but on September 14 — a day after WikiLeaks made the documents public, a crucial difference. Trump tweeted Saturday: “Watch to see if @CNN fires those responsible, or was it just gross incompetence?” ABC, for its part, recently suspended investigative journalist Brian Ross for reporting erroneously that Trump had directed adviser Michael Flynn to make contact with Russia before the November election, when in fact the directive came afterward. In one tweet Saturday, Trump said Ross should “be immediately fired.” – Frequent targets – The WikiLeaks link sent to the Trumps — from a man identified by the Washington Post as Michael Erickson, head of an aviation firm — provided access to documents hacked from the Democratic National Committee, some of which were used during the Trump campaign to undercut Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. It has been reported earlier that Trump Jr. had contacts with WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy group, during the campaign and that he met in June 2016 with Russians who said they had damaging information about Clinton. But CNN’s mistake Friday — as well as an error in June about a Trump aide, which prompted three CNN journalists to resign — has given the president an opening to blast the network, and the news media more broadly, as biased and lacking credibility. He has tweeted, or retweeted, a video showing him knocking down a wrestler representing “CNN,” and another showing a train smashing into a CNN logo. His barrage of attacks against the news media has brought complaints from media advocates and free-speech groups. It has also raised suggestions that Trump is attempting, as investigations probe further into his links to Russia, to preemptively discredit the purveyors of that news.

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Sports: “UEFA is scam”… Says Ryan Giggs.

UEFA Champions Leage quarter-final draw

Barcelona (ESP) v Roma (ITA)

Sevilla (ESP) v Bayern München (GER)

Juventus (ITA) v Real Madrid (ESP, holders)

Liverpool (ENG) v Manchester City (ENG)

The draw as it happened: build-up and reaction

Draw facts

Barcelona (ESP) v Roma (ITA)

1st leg: 4 April, 2nd leg: 10 April

4 previous UEFA meetings:

1 Barcelona win

1 Roma win

2 draws

Most recent encounter came in the 2015/16 group stage, the Spanish side winning 6-1 in the Camp Nou with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez both scoring twice.

Barcelona are 12 matches unbeaten against Italian sides at the Camp Nou (W9 D3).

Lionel Messi has 12 goals in 19 games against Serie A opposition at a rate of one every 136 minutes.

Sevilla (ESP) v Bayern München (GER)

1st leg: 3 April, 2nd leg: 11 April

These clubs have never met before in UEFA competition.

Bayern have lost on their last five trips to Spain; Sevilla have never lost at home to visitors from Germany (W7 D4).

Sevilla overcame German opposition in four of their five UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League-winning campaigns.

Juventus (ITA) v Real Madrid (ESP, holders)

1st leg: 3 April, 2nd leg: 11 April

19 previous meetings:

8 Juventus wins

9 Real Madrid wins

2 draws

A repeat of last season’s final, when Madrid won 4-1 in Cardiff.

Cristiano Ronaldo has seven goals in five matches against Juventus – one every 64 minutes.

Juve have won the teams’ last four two-legged knockout ties on aggregate, including their 2014/15 semi-final – the last time Madrid were knocked out of the competition.

The Bianconeri have won six of the sides’ seven most recent meetings in Turin.

Liverpool (ENG) v Manchester City (ENG)

1st leg: 4 April, 2nd leg: 10 April

The pair have never met before in UEFA competition.

Liverpool have dominated in domestic fixtures, recording 87 wins to City’s 45, with 46 draws.

City have won just one of their last eight encounters with Liverpool in all competitions, losing five. The Reds are the only team to beat Pep Guardiola’s charges in this season’s Premier League.

Raheem Sterling scored 18 goals in 95 Premier League appearances for Liverpool between 2012 and 2015; James Milner was a member of Manchester City’s title-winning squads in 2012 and 2014.

How the draw worked

It was an open draw: there were no seeds, and teams could play a club from their group or any side from their own association. Final ambassador Andriy Shevchenko selected the balls.

Kyiv 2018: Guide to the final venue

The road to Kyiv

3/4 April: Quarter-finals, first leg

10/11 April: Quarter-finals, second leg

13 April: Semi-final and final draw

24/25 April: Semi-finals, first leg

1/2 May: Semi-finals, second leg

26 May: Final (NSC Olimpiyski, Kyiv)

Sports: Ozil renews his contract


​ “#YaGunnersYa … ooh yaa! Proud to announce: I signed dat thing… 3 more years with Arsenal! Mesut Ozil finally announces new Arsenal deal with nod to former forward Theo Walcott
“It’s been one of the most important decisions of my footballing career and that’s why I had to think hard and talk with everyone who’s important to me.

“Good things take time! In the end I let my heart decide.

“As I always said, I feel at home here and I’m highly motivated to achieve big things in the next few years. Once a Gunner, always a Gunner!”

News in the world of football…

Transfer News LIVE updates: All the latest gossip from Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea Real Madrid, Barcelona, the Premier League, La Liga and more in the January window.

Thursday, January 25

5.30am: Man Utd have been handed a huge transfer boost after Real Madrid star Gareth Bale reportedly rejected an offer from Bayern Munich.

Jose Mourinho is a long-term admirer of Bale but faces strong competition.

Diario Gol claim that Bayern Munich proposed a €100m (£87m) offer for the former Southampton player.

It is thought that the Bundesliga giants see him as a replacement for ageing winger Arjen Robben.

But Bale has dismissed the idea of a move to Germany, stating that he will only leave the Bernabeu to join a Premier League club.

Diario Gol also report that Perez is considering using Bale as bait in an effort to tempt Harry Kane to Madrid.

4.30am: Southampton have agreed a club record £19.1m deal for Monaco striker Guido Carrillo.

Carrillo, 26, played under Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino at Estudiantes.

The Argentine has scored just five goals for Monaco this term and has never scored more than 14 in a season.

Saints upped their bid after an initial offer of £17.5m was rejected.

The fee eclipses the £18m the south coast side paid Juventus for midfielder Mario Lemina in the summer.

Saints – who made £75m selling Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool – are also in talks with Spartak Moscow over a swoop for £30m-rated Dutch winger Quincy Promes.

2.30am: BBC Sport pundit Jermaine Jenas has warned Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger not to let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s reputation stop him from signing him.

He said: “I think if you go through Aubameyang’s figures and record of putting the ball into the back of the net he has probably been one of the best in the Bundesliga for a number of years and one of Dortmund’s better strikers during the time that he’s been there.

“It’s up to Arsene Wenger and Arsenal football club to try and tame that beast, it’s as simple as that.

“You come across there characters every now and again in the game.

“You can’t just not buy them on the basis of their character – it’s what makes them who they are.”

1.00am: Philippe Coutinho was told before he left Liverpool that Barcelona would sell Gerard Deulofeu.

Coutinho completed his dream move to Barcelona earlier this month for £142m following months of negotiations.

The Brazilian joined attackers Gerard Deulofeu, Ousmane Dembele and Paco Alcacer, along with nailed-on starters Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

And according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Coutinho was told by his new manager Ernesto Valverde that the club plan to offload Deulofeu before the end of the January window.

Barca reportedly intend to sell Deulofeu to Serie A giants Napoli in order to secure Coutinho a place in the first team.

Uniuyo first batch admission list out…😍😍😍😍


​This is to bring to the notice of all UTME candidates who participated in the admission Screening Exercise that the List of admitted candidates for 2017/2018 session has been released.

To check your admission status follow the procedure below:

1. Visit https://uniuyo.edu.ng/eportals

2. Select Admission Status Link

3. Enter your JAMB Registration Number and Click on Check Status Button

4. You’ll see a response whether you’ve been admitted or not.

Note:

Candidates offered admission are expected to pay a non-refundable Acceptance Fee of N25,000 Only.

Payment can be made online via https://www.uniuyo.edu.ng/eportals , then Select Pay Acceptance Link.

 ​North Korean Nuclear Scientist identified as Hyun Cheol Huh commits suicide after being caught…


​North Korean Nuclear Scientist Killed Himself After Being Caught Doing This

A North Korean nuclear researcher who tried to flee the country before being captured and sent home has killed himself.

The scientist was set to be interrogated about why he defected to China, but took poison and died just hours after being placed in solitary confinement, Radio Free Asia reported.

He was detained by police in China along with a group of other North Koreans on November 4, and was sent back on November 17, but new details about the case have emerged.

A source told Radio Free Asia: ‘He died before he could be questioned about the reasons for his escape, who had helped him, and what his route had been.

‘He must have been searched many times while being taken from China to Sinuiju, so it’s a mystery how he was able to conceal the poison he took.’

The man was identified by North Korean officials as Hyun Cheol Huh, aged in his early 50s. But doubt has been cast on whether this information was correct, as the state often uses fake names when referring to its prisoners.

He led a research team at the physics centre at the State Academy of Sciences in Pyongyang, but had been ‘showing signs of anxiety over his research projects’, the source said.