Real in pole position after Asensio scores winner at Bayern

first_img“Everything is still possible, but we did ourselves no favours today.”Despite Bayern dominating possession and creating twice as many chances as Real, Madrid claimed a sixth straight win, dating back to 2012, over the Bavarians in the Champions League knockout stage.“We didn’t put our chances away, while Real took their two chances,” said Kimmich.“We were naive in front of goal, they are favourites now to go through, but we will give it our all in the return.” Munich, Germany | AFP | Real Madrid moved a step closer to a third straight Champions League title after substitute Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 semi-final, first-leg victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.The 22-year-old came off the bench to finish a counter-attack and complete the holders’ comeback win, giving Real the advantage for the return game in Madrid next Tuesday.“We knew what to expect, we did well and put in a good performance,” said Real captain Sergio Ramos.“There is still the return to come, but we’ll be very focused and we defended well, that was the main thing.” Bayern took the lead at the sold-out Allianz Arena through Joshua Kimmich, but Marcelo equalised just before the break and Asensio put Real ahead.“In the middle of the first half, we were playing well, but we lacked the killer instinct,” said Bayern skipper Thomas Mueller.center_img Real coach Zinedine Zidane pulled a surprise before kick-off by leaving both Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema out of the starting line-up.Isco, who was replaced by Asensio at half-time, and Lucas Vazquez played either side of Cristiano Ronaldo, who had a subdued night up front in Munich.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Boca Raton businessman, Giuliani associate to comply with Trump impeachment inquiry

first_imgA dramatic turn in the impeachment inquiry may come from the possible rat’s mouth who is also from Boca Raton.Associate of Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas is reportedly ready to work with impeachment investigators in Congress.“Mr. Parnas was very upset by President Trump’s plainly false statement that he did not know him,” Joseph A. Bondy, a new lawyer for Parnas, told The New York Times. “We are willing to comply with the subpoena to the extent that it does not violate any appropriate privilege that Mr. Parnas may properly invoke.”Parnas is described as a key figure in the inquiry into whether President Trump abused his office for political gain.Investigators believe Parnas helped Giuliani look for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.Parnas and his business associate Igor Fruman were arrested in early October on a four-count indictment, which includes charges of conspiracy, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission, and falsification of records.Both co-defendants have plead not guilty in the case.Parnas was initially unwilling to cooperate after receiving a letter from House Democrats requesting documents and deposition in connection with the inquiry just a week before his arrest.He then hired John Dowd, a former attorney for Trump, who called the congressional requests overly broad and said Parnas would not cooperate.But Parnas seemingly had a change of heart, as well as legal representation after president Trump denied knowing him or his business associate.“I don’t know them,” Trump told reporters, according to the Times. “Maybe they were clients of Rudy.“You’d have to ask Rudy,” Trump added.It is unclear at this time whether the latest development in the impeachment inquiry will affect Trump or his administration.last_img read more

USPS Releases Holiday Mailing and Shipping Deadlines

first_imgDecember 9 — APO/FPO/DPO (ZIP Code 093 only) Priority Mail and First-Class MailDecember 11 — APO/FPO/DPO (all other ZIP Codes) Priority Mail and First-Class MailDecember 14 — USPS Retail GroundDecember 18 — APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093) USPS Priority Mail ExpressDecember 20 — First-Class Mail (including greeting cards)December 20 — First-Class packages (up to 15.99 ounces)December 21 — Priority MailDecember 23 — Priority Mail ExpressThe week of December 16 is expected to be USPS’s busiest time for mailing, shipping and delivery. The Postal Service predicts that it will process and deliver nearly 2.5 billion pieces of First-Class Mail, including greeting cards, during that week alone.In addition, USPS will expand Sunday delivery beginning on November 24 to locations with high package volumes. They already deliver packages on Sundays in most major cities, and anticipate delivering more than eight million packages on Sundays in December. With the holiday season upon us, the U.S. Postal Service has released its mailing and shipping deadline schedule to ensure that your packages arrive on time.USPS recommends these deadlines for expected delivery by December 25 to Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office and domestic addresses:last_img read more

What’s Open and Closed for Thanksgiving

first_imgWondering what’s open and closed during the next few days? Here’s a helpful list:Federal/Financial:-Stock Markets: Thursday: NYSE, Nasdaq, Bond Markets are closed; Friday: early close for NYSE, 1 p.m.; Nasdaq, 1 p.m.; Bond Markets, 2 p.m.South Florida:-Federal offices; and banks will be closed Thursday.-Post offices closed and no regular mail delivery Thursday.-Tri-Rail will operate a weekend schedule. To find train schedules, call Tri-Rail customer service at 800-874-7245 or visit County:Government-The 17th Judicial and Circuit and County Courts and the Administrative Office of the Courts will be closed Thursday and Friday.Services-Florida Department of Health in Broward County will be closed Thursday and Friday.-No garbage, bulk, or recycling collections on Thanksgiving Day. Residents of all other Broward municipalities should contact their city or hauler directly for scheduling information.Entertainment-The county library system will be closed Thursday and Friday.-Broward County regional and neighborhood parks, and natural areas will be open with the exception of Deerfield Island Park, which will be closed per normal operating schedule.Transportation-Broward County Transit will operate a Sunday bus schedule. For bus schedules, call 954-357-8400 (TTY 954-357-8302) or visit Beach County:Government-Courts: 15th Judicial Court will be closed Thursday and Friday.Services-There will be no trash pick-up.Entertainment-The county library system will be closed Thursday and Friday.-Parks and natural areas will be open.Transportation-Palm Tran: Thursday: no bus service is scheduled, and administrative offices will be closed; Friday: Weekday bus schedule will be used, and administrative offices will be closed.From everyone at NewsTalk 850 WFTL, have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!last_img read more

FDOH: Second Death from Vaping

first_imgThe Florida Department of Health says a second person in Florida has died due to complications from vaping.The FDOH also reported a slight increase in the number of vaping-associated illnesses, which rose from 99 to 103 cases.No further information was released about the Florida death.The first vaping-related death in Florida was announced in September.As of December 3rd, nearly 2,300 cases of vaping-associated illnesses and 48 deaths were reported in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.A type of mostly counterfeit THC-containing products has been the most commonly-reported product used by those who fell ill in the Northeast and South, according to the most recent analysis by the CDC.last_img

Rocket Launch Off the Florida Coast?

first_imgA Treasure Coast woman says she saw more than just the sunrise on the first day of 2020.Kitty Elder took pictures of what appears to be a rocket launch off the coast of Wabasso Beach, north of Vero Beach.According to NASA’s website, the space agency has no launches scheduled for today.This is a developing story.last_img