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    SERGINO DEST has reportedly confirmed his desire to stay at Barcelona this summer amid interest from Manchester United and Chelsea. Both Premier League clubs were after the services of the 21-year-old right-back, but look set to miss out. 1Sergino Dest is thought to want to stay at Barcelona, despite interest from Man Utd and ChelseaCredit: EPA Barcelona were initially open to selling the defender for a proposed £17million following the arrival of several players including Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde in a new-look Barca side. However, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Dest is expected to fight for his place in Spain. Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag coached the American during his first season as manager of Ajax. The Dutchman would have been hopeful he could lure Dest to Old Trafford after a tough start to life at Barcelona. In TransfersRED DEVILS LATEST Sesko talks held in Austria, Cristiano Ronaldo Sporting Lisbon loan talks Aaron Wan-Bissaka was inconsistent in a United shirt last season, whilst Diogo Dalot struggled to get a run of games in a leaky defence which...
    MANCHESTER UNITED could line up with the tallest striker AND the shortest centre-back in the Premier League next season. United have prioritised the signing of Ajax star Lisandro Martinez as Erik ten Hag turns to his former club to boost his defence. 2Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is planning some major signingsCredit: AFP 2Manchester United may line up with the tallest striker and shortest defender The Red Devils have had a £46million bid accepted by the Dutch champions for Martinez, who could join the pre-season tour of Australia over the weekend. If the centre-back pens a deal with the Manchester giants he would be the Premier League's shortest at just 5ft 9in. However, that shouldn't be a problem as the Argentina international still won 79 aerial duels last season, which is four more than United skipper Harry Maguire, who is seven inches taller than him. The Red Devils also held "initial talks" with Stuttgart star Sasa Kalajdzic's representatives and reports suggest the towering centre-forward is keen to move to Old Trafford. Read More on FootballUNITED LATEST Lisandro Martinez £42m...
    In this article GPS ULTA URBN JWN M A Nordstrom employee fixes a floral dress on a mannequin in one of the retailer's department stores.Ben Nelms | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesOut with sweatpants, in with blazers, lipstick and eye-popping prints on dresses. Americans are sprucing up their wardrobes and spending more on dressier clothing, makeup and accessories as they start going out more and venturing back to offices. The trend is particularly pronounced among higher-income shoppers who are eager to splurge on such items again, even amid soaring inflation and an uncertain economy, analysts and company executives say. "The masks are coming off," said Macy's Chief Executive Officer Jeff Gennette after the company boosted its profit outlook and stood by its sales guidance for the year on Thursday. The sentiment was echoed by a string of other retailers reporting quarterly results this week, including makeup-and-beauty products chain Ulta Beauty and Anthropologie-parent company Urban Outfitters. People are paying to look their best as they leave the house again, they said. The latest round of results offer a more nuanced look...
    A customer exits a Petco store in Clark, New Jersey.Ron Antonelli | Bloomberg | Getty Images Petco CEO Ron Coughlin on Wednesday said the specialty retailer has a key advantage in an uncertain environment: Americans spend on pets, even when their budgets tighten. At an investor day in New York City, he said the pet category is "resilient to economic downturns, resilient to inflation." Plus, he said, more people adopted pets during the pandemic, as they moved into larger homes with yards and spent more time working from home. He compared the dynamic to a baby boom, saying the need for food, vet care and more will outlast the global health crisis. Petco wants to grab a bigger piece of the growing market. It estimates that the pet industry drove $72 billion in demand last year, and said that will grow by 7% by 2025 — with double-digit growth in premium pet care. Competitors, including Chewy and Walmart, have also stepped up investments in the pet industry by launching new services from virtual vet visits to pet insurance. To stand...
    The wives of twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores - the star witnesses who helped the United States government send Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán away to prison for life - are now being accused of laundering money for the pair and squirreling away millions in drug money to splurge on clothes, concerts and vacations, court documents show.  Federal prosecutors allege in new filings this week that Vivianna López, who is also known as Mia Flores, and Valerie Gaytan, who goes by Olivia Flores, dipped into a drug money stash of $5 million in cash that was concealed beneath the floorboards of a home so that they could continue to live the extravagant lifestyle they had been accustomed to. They used at least $165,000 to pay for their children's schooling, authorities allege. López and Gaytan also took upwards of $99,000 from the stash to pay for luxury shopping trips across the United States and overseas. López used $80,000 to cover her own rent payments and one of the women even used $11,000 of the money to pay child support to one of...
    ASTON VILLA are poised to make an audacious transfer swoop for FOUR stars this summer including Luis Suarez and Franck Kessie. Villa - led by ex-Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard - are intent on breaking into the Premier League's 'Big Six'. 4Suarez tops Villa's wanted list that features four stars this summerCredit: Rex 4AC Milan's Kessie is also high on Villa's wishlistCredit: Rex 4The Midlands side view PSG star Wijnaldum as another midfield option if Kessie chooses to go elsewhereCredit: Getty 4And Brighton ace Bissouma is also being touted as an alternative to Kessie and WijnaldumCredit: PA And they reckon Suarez and Kessie can help them penetrate the elite group, according to the Express. Both players will be out of contract in the summer - meaning Villa can begin negotiations with the pair. Suarez, 35, may be tempted to give the Prem another shot - after a successful spell with Liverpool from 2011 - 2014 where he scored 82 goals in 133 games. The Uruguayan hitman, who lifted four La Liga titles with Barcelona and one with Atletico - may also...
    NEWCASTLE could boast an entirely different defensive line for the first day of the 2022-23 season compared to the start of this term. The Toon were taken over in a £300million deal in October - with Eddie Howe splashing out on a number of stars in January. 1 And Howe is expected to be handed another substantial transfer kitty in the summer, too. The Newcastle boss' No1 priority appears to be his defence. Howe already signed Kieran Trippier and Dan Burn on permanent deals in January, while also adding Matt Targett on loan from Aston Villa. Targett is expected to stay at St James' Park beyond the summer, with Howe recently raving about his new addition. But the boss is keen to add more solidity to his back-line and is targeting TWO defensive additions. Chelsea are set to part ways with Kepa Arrizabalaga - still the most-expensive goalkeeper in history following his 2018 transfer worth £71.6m. Most read in SportHOME BIRDIE Take a tour of Jordan Spieth's $7.1million ridiculous Texas mansionBACK SO SOON? Messi jumps on plane to Barcelona after...
    MANCHESTER UNITED could be set for another summer of big spending as they look to improve in all areas of the pitch. The Red Devils are looking to improve in defence, midfield and attack. 4United could add players in positions all across the pitch 4Tielemans is being linked with a move to Old TraffordCredit: GETTY 4Should United sign Akanji, he'll play alongside former Dortmund team-mate SanchoCredit: GETTY 4Nunez was subject to deadline day bids from West HamCredit: ALAMY And they're looking abroad as well as domestically to fire them back into title contention. According to A Bola, United are looking at West Ham-linked striker Darwin Nunez. The impressive Uruguayan has 21 goals to his name this term for Benfica and could be an ideal long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo's future at Old Trafford could depend on whether they secure Champions League football for next season. And to help bolster Man Utd's defensive options, Borussia Dortmund man Manuel Akanji is being looked at. SPORT1’s chief reporter Patrick Berger is reporting that the centre-back's future at Dortmund is uncertain. Most...
    ARSENAL are planning the biggest spending spree in their history - with up to £180million budgeted for summer signings. Billionaire owner Stan Kroenke is keen to show his faith in manager Mikel Arteta by providing the funds for a major squad upgrade. 4Mikel Arteta is ready to splash the cash in the summer transfer windowCredit: Getty 4The Gunners may trigger Alexander Isak's £75m release clauseCredit: Getty Strikers Alexander Isak and Dominic Calvert-Lewin plus midfielder Ruben Neves have all been identified as the hungry young players required to take the Gunners to the next level. But Arteta knows he will need to secure Champions League qualification this season if he is going to land those top targets. The shock deadline-day departure of star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona leaves Arsenal with just 20 senior players for their battle to secure a top-four finish. Ex-Arsenal skipper Auba, frozen out by Arteta since mid-December following a disciplinary breach, insisted he was “proud and happy” to join the Catalan giants, but admitted his Arsenal goodbye “hurts”. Arsenal are understood to have paid out a...
    WE’RE always looking for ways to save money. Whether it’s buying items on clearance or using coupons, a good sale is always welcomed. 3A former Michael's employee claimed she knows the trick to saving money at the storeCredit: TikTok / @freebiesandmore 3The grab bags sometimes contain expensive goodies for only $5Credit: TikTok / @freebiesandmore One former Michael’s employee shared her tips for how you can save money while shopping at the popular arts and crafts retailer.   “While I was in high school and after I graduated, I used to be an assistant manager at Michael’s,” she began. She said that while some policies have changed since she left the store, these things remain true. “A few times a year, Michael’s does these $5 grab bags. “They are filled with everything that didn’t sell when prices hit 90 percent off.” And she claimed that some of these bags have quality items inside. Most read in LifestyleHOME & AWAY How Queen 'REJECTED Prince Harry & Meghan's inappropriate living request'NEVER ENDS Prince Harry declares WAR on royals with threat to sue unless...
    FORGET Rich Kids of Instagram, there's a new breed of wealthy influencers and they've migrated over to TikTok. Included in this new flock of well-off youngsters is Californian Ash who shows off her lavish lifestyle of fast cars, designer shopping and luxury holidays with her followers. 6Influencer Ash shares her lifestyle with her TikTok followersCredit: _ashhhhh__/Instagram 6In one clip she stuffed a balloon full of notes for a birthday giftCredit: TikTok/@_ashhhhh__ 6When the balloon was popped it uncovered the treasure held insideCredit: TikTok/@_ashhhhh__ Despite studying at San Francisco State University, the TikToker has nothing like the normal student lifestyle with Vegas visits and designer spending sprees all built into her luxury lifestyle. In one video Ash shows herself loading up a balloon with rolls and rolls of notes as a gift for the 18-year-old who would later pop it to discover the treasure trove within. In another post she showed off an array of designer shopping bags from Gucci and Louis Vuitton on her bed. She captioned the clip with: "Finally got to do a little shopping" and...
    TOTTENHAM could look completely different come the start of next season under Antonio Conte. The Italian will almost certainly look to strengthen his squad in all areas of the pitch. 3Conte was back at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, but his side were on the receiving end of a 2-0 scorelineCredit: GETTY IMAGES 3Vlahovic, Kulusevski and Lamptey could all start Starting in defence, as SunSport revealed, Brighton's Tariq Lamptey is emerging as a key target for Spurs. Spurs would almost certainly face stiff competition for the £50million-rated 21-year-old. Spurs are also open to allowing Matt Doherty leave this window, leaving a space to be filled this month or in the summer. And in attack, sporting director Fabio Paratici is a big fan of Juventus wide man Dejan Kulusevski. But Conte could snub the Swede in favour of bringing in midfielder Weston McKennie. In the event of Harry Kane leaving, Tottenham have identified the right man to take over. Most read in Premier LeagueRED DEVILS NEWS Haaland LATEST, Red Devils urged to buy £100m Rice, Ruben Neves EXCLUSIVETRANSFERS LIVE Lewandowski...
    Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have suffered another setback in their plans to build a second 'Westfield-style' mansion on a 35 hectare site in an exclusive part of Byron Bay. Daily Mail Australia revealed in August the Hemsworths wanted to build a new seven-bedroom home - each with its own ensuite bathroom - less than a kilometre from the $30million mega-mansion they call home.  The new digs is expected cost the Hollywood power couple $4.4million but at the moment remains on the planning shelf. Daily Mail Australia has been told approval for the new compound has been put on hold due to a lack of expertise within Byron Bay Council.  Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky's plan to build a new Westfield-style' mansion in Byron Bay has been delayed The new $4.4million 'Westfield-style' mansion will be less than a kilometre from their $30million family home (pictured) 'The council has lost a bunch of their staff in recent times and there is a huge backlog in processing Development Approvals,'  a source told Daily Mail Australia. 'Not much is happening with it at the moment.' ...
    CHELSEA have felt the crippling impact of the pandemic by recording a post-tax loss of £145.6million for the financial year ending in June. The bleak figure is largely put down to a near-complete loss of matchday revenue due to fans being shut out, as well as a decrease in profit from selling players. 2Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich splashed the cash on new players in the summer of 2020Credit: Getty 2The Blues brought in the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech and Edouard Mendy last yearCredit: Getty It is in stark contrast to the previous financial year before Covid-19 struck when Roman Abramovich’s Blues made a profit of £39.5m. Turnover actually went up by £29m to £416.8m - largely due to a broadcast income boost. But matchday revenue was just £7.2m - constituting a whopping annual fall of £68.4m. Just three matches had any capacity at all during the period accounted for - and that was with a limit of 2,000 last December and 10,000 in May. Having no supporters at the ground had a £16.1m hit...
    ARSENAL could spend MORE money in the January transfer window, with the Gunners linked with a number of top European stars. The Gunners are in the hunt for a top-four finish and could look to bolster Mikel Arteta's squad to sustain their charge up the table. 3Wijnaldum hasn't had the best start to life in ParisCredit: GETTY IMAGES 3Wijnaldum could partner Partey in the midfield, with Kulusevski and Vlahovic Bolstering Arteta's attacking options 3Alternatively, all three could play in a three-back system Paris Saint-Germain ace Gini Wijnaldum - who left Liverpool just last summer - is being linked with a move back to the Premier League. And according to Sky Sports, the Dutchman would be interested in a loan move back to England after struggling to break into Mauricio Pochettino's starting XI. The Gunners are believed to be one of Wijnaldum's potential suitors, but Poch is said to be against letting the 31-year-old leave. Should Arsenal sign the Prem and Champions League winner, he could slot into Arsenal's two-man midfield alongside Thomas Partey - who is searching for a...
    BLACK Friday deals are here and it can be overwhelming seeing the same products at your favorite retailers. We did the homework for you and price compared some of the best deals. 16Retailers are offering deep discounts on Black Friday The National Retail Federation says nearly two million more people than last year are expected to shop from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday this year. Most major retailers kept their stores closed on Thanksgiving but online shopping was available 24/7. This year, one in 10 Americans expect to splurge between $750 and $1,000 in the sale bonanza, according to a study by consumer research platform Attest. Meanwhile, 22% of the respondents plan to spend between $300 and $500 and 21% reckon they'll spend between $200 and $300 on deals. Jeremy King, chief executive and founder of Attest, told The Sun:“Our research highlights that in many Americans’ minds Black Friday is the best day of the year to bag a bargain. "Yet our survey does reveal that consumers have fatigue from month-long, extended sales bonanzas and want Black Friday to become...
    Household debt has hit a record high in the US as home and auto prices soar, and more Americans return to splurging with credit cards as the economy recovers. In a report on Tuesday, the Federal Reserve said that total household debt increased by $286 billion to $15.24 trillion in the third quarter of 2021, after leveling off for much of the pandemic. Mortgage balances, which are the largest component of household debt, rose by $230 billion and stood at $10.67 trillion at the end of September, reflecting fast-rising home prices. Total non-housing balances increased by $61 billion, including a $28 billion jump in auto loan balances as supply chain issues spurred huge increases in the prices of both new and used vehicles. Total US household debt increased by $286 billion to $15.24 trillion in the third quarter of 2021, after leveling off for much of the pandemic RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Inflation butchers your holiday roast! Bone-in rib eye... Black Friday deals launch weeks early as Amazon starts... Share this article...
    THE Saudis are coming to Toon and will transform Newcastle from into the richest club in the world in a flash. Simply not being Mike Ashley is enough in itself to get the fans on board. 9Newcastle are finally under new ownership - but there's still plenty of work to be done at the clubCredit: Rex 9Mike Ashley has finally left St James' Park after 14 years as ownerCredit: PA But after 14 years of Ashley there is a ton of work to do to turn around this sinking ship. The Saudi billions provide unlimited potential, but money won’t change everything. Here are seven things the new owners need to address immediately to hit the ground running and get the Magpies firing. FIND A NEW MANAGER 9Steve Bruce is almost certain to be sacked with the takeover now completeCredit: Reuters Steve Bruce knows the score - soon after Mike Ashley he’ll be out the St James’ Park door. The unpopular Geordie knew the writing was on the wall when he said last September that he expected the chop if the...
    Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas could never hide their devotion; even at lunch, they indulge in pampering. Priyanka Chopra just turned 39 a month ago and despite bringing her husband Nick Jonas 11 to her, it seems that for them it is not a significant age difference, as they do nothing but adore each other every day of their lives. On that occasion, Nick gave her a visit from a string quartet to make her feel special; However, the couple who got married in December 2018 takes advantage of every moment they are together to be filled with caresses and kisses, as well as to share laughter. They were recently seen having lunch at Beach Blanket Babylon, a restaurant located in the heart of London’s Notting Hill. There they were joined by Madhu Chopra, Priyanka’s mother, with whom they shared some refreshing drinks and made jokes that had them animated as they hugged. If every day is like this breakfast, surely they are more than happy to have chosen, because there is no doubt that they are the ideal...
    ARSENAL are looking to raid Sheffield United as they eye up a £50million double deal for Aaron Ramsdale and Sander Berge, according to reports. The Gunners are hoping to persuade United with what is a substantial offer for a Championship club. 3Ramsdale is highly rated and was included in Gareth Southgate's Euro 2020 squad after Manchester United's Dean Henderson pulled out through injuryCredit: GETTY IMAGES 3Berge gas drawn interest from Arsenal again, despite the two clubs holding talks over a potential sale earlier this yearCredit: GETTY IMAGES According to The Star, Berge is back on Arsenal's radar despite cooling their interest after unofficial talks between the two clubs earlier this year. And Ramsdale has been on Arsenal's radar for some time, but the goalkeeper's £40m price tag is putting the Gunners off. So Arsenal are trying to find a compromise by putting together a transfer package the Championship club cannot refuse. And with Bernd Leno's future in north London unclear, signing a goalkeeper is one of boss Mikel Arteta's priority signings. Blades boss Slavisa Jokanovic is, however,...
    CHELSEA are reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku and Sevilla defender Jules Kounde. The Blues are hoping to strengthen their squad this summer as they look to beat Manchester City to the Premier League title. 3How Chelsea could line-up if they sign Romelu Lukaku and Jules Kounde If Chelsea can lure ex-star Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, he would undoubtedly be their first-choice striker. The Belgium international failed to score during his three-year spell at the Blues, spending two seasons on loan at West Brom and Everton. But Lukaku has since become one of the most formidable strikers in Europe, scoring 24 Serie A goals last term to fire Inter to the title. And he is thought to be keen on a move back to the Premier League as he believes he has unfinished business in England. Chelsea are reportedly after a new No9 after German forward Timo Werner managed just six Premier League goals last term. The Blues have also been linked with Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland and Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski. I will...
    WEST HAM face a fight to fend off Chelsea's interest in Declan Rice but they could use the money to ensure two Blues stars head the other way. Hammers boss David Moyes is thought to be pursuing moves for Stamford Bridge pair Tammy Abraham and Kurt Zouma this summer. 2West Ham are plotting moves for Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Kurt Zouma 2The Hammers may move for Matheus Pereira if they fail to land Jesse Lingard SunSport previously reported that Chelsea are set to offer striker Abraham as part of a deal for Rice - who is said to be keen on a return to the club. The midfielder left the Blues' academy in 2014 to join West Ham, where he has since become a Premier League and England regular. The Hammers reportedly want a whopping £100MILLION for Rice, who has three years left on his existing contract at the London Stadium. JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply) Should the 22-year-old leave the Irons then Moyes may already have a...
    WITH the Euros over, Manchester United are set to step things up in the transfer market. A deal has been agreed with Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho, with the move set to be formally completed shortly now that the winger's England duty is complete. 5How Manchester United could line up next season 5Jadon Sancho is set to join Man UtdCredit: PA And that won't be the end of the Red Devils' spending this summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to build a side capable of winning the title next season, and United have been linked with a number of high calibre targets. So let's take a look at how they could line up next season. Dean Henderson grabbed David de Gea's starting berth between the sticks in the Premier League towards the end of last season, and the Spaniard's Europa League final display won't have changed Solskjaer's mind. The Englishman has a good chance of retaining the No1 spot next season, while De Gea has been linked with an exit after ten years at Old Trafford. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a...
    ARSENAL are preparing for a major squad overhaul this summer which could see the likes of James Maddison, Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale arrive. Earlier this month, the Gunners released NINE players, including David Luiz - with Martin Odegaard, Dani Ceballos and Mat Ryan's loans ending. 5How Arsenal could line up in 2021-22 after a big summer transfer raid 5Arsenal are hoping to sign £50m-rated Leicester star James Maddison this summerCredit: PA And that will force Mikel Arteta to dive into the transfer market to bring in reinforcements. Among the priorities for the Emirates chief is a new goalkeeper, with Bernd Leno's career in North London seemingly over. Arsenal have been linked with banned Ajax stopper Andre Onana in recent weeks. But the Gunners have turned their attention to Sheffield United ace Aaron Ramsdale. The Blades were relegated to the Championship last season with Arteta looking to raid them for £20million-rated England ace Ramsdale. The Three Lions ace was recently called up for the remainder of the Euros after Dean Henderson withdrew through injury. In defence, a new right-back is...
    U.S. consumer prices surged in April, with a key measure of underlying inflation blowing past the Federal Reserve's 2 percent target and posting its largest annual gain since 1992. In the 12 months through April, the personal consumption expenditures price index vaulted 3.1 percent, the most since July 1992, after rising 1.9 percent in March, data on Friday showed.  A massive increase in the money supply to fund COVID stimulus, disruptions in the supply chain causing shortages, and pent up consumer demand as the pandemic wanes are all being blamed as reasons for the surge in inflation.  Though the new inflation measure exceeded economists' forecasts, Fed Chair Jerome Powell has repeatedly insisted that higher inflation will be transitory, and the news is expected to have no impact on monetary policy. The U.S. central bank slashed its benchmark overnight interest rate to near zero last year and continues to flood the economy with money through monthly bond purchases.  The Fed has signaled it could tolerate higher inflation for some time to offset years in which inflation was lodged below its 2 percent...
    ‘Have vaccine. Will travel.’ The Schwab’s 2021 Modern Wealth Survey concluded that Americans are dreaming most about traveling (40%) and socializing (30%) and taking a vacation (24%). AFP via Getty Images American spending habits are about to get real. As vaccination rates increase in the U.S., so will people’s willingness to open their wallets. Nearly half (47%) of people polled by Charles Schwab are keen to live large, and get back to the spending levels before the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s more, almost a quarter (24%) say they want to splurge and make up for lost time, the survey, released Wednesday, found. What’s No. 1? The Schwab’s 2021 Modern Wealth Survey concluded that Americans are dreaming most about traveling (40%) and socializing (30%), taking a vacation (24%), dining out at upmarket restaurant (21%) or throwing a party for family and friends (15%). “Many are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Jonathan Craig, head of Investor Services, Charles Schwab. After more than a year of quarantine and illness, people are ready to exhale. “We’re also...
    JOE Biden had a dig at Donald Trump saying he took on a "nation in crisis", as he unveiled his tax-and-spend splurge during his first speech to Congress. The President - who did not mention Trump directly in his speech - drew criticism for saying the January 6 riots were the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War". 8 President Joe Biden delivered is first formal address to Congress on Wednesday nightCredit: Getty 8 The president began, 'Good to be back,' in the chamber where he served for 36 yearsCredit: AFP In swipe at his predecessor he told lawmakers: "We have stared into the abyss of insurrection and autocracy." The President said he inherited a "nation in crisis" as he pitched his $2 trillion "America Jobs Plan," which he described as the largest infrastructure program since World War II. "One hundred days since I took the oath of office—lifted my hand off our family Bible—and inherited a nation in crisis," he said. "The worst pandemic in a century. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The worst...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden delivered his first formal address to Congress on Wednesday night, stating that he took on a "nation in crisis" following former President Donald Trump's term. Biden, who did not mention Trump in his speech, looked to frame his economic plan in a more positive light, declaring "America is on the move again" as he laid out his bold vision for reshaping U.S. society. 6 President Joe Biden delivered is first formal address to Congress on Wednesday nightCredit: Getty 6 The president began, 'Good to be back,' in the chamber where he served for 36 yearsCredit: AFP Despite there being no direct mention of Trump in the president's address, he did make an indirect comment, stating, "We have stared into the abyss of insurrection and autocracy." Earlier in the day, the Biden administration released the second part of its economic plan, which proposes $1.8 trillion in new spending that will focus on American families. The announcement comes after the administration released the first part of its spending plan in late March – a $2.3 trillion package that would...
    OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER could sell four Manchester United stars including Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard to raise funds for a transfer splurge, according to reports. It is thought the Red Devils boss will only be given an £80million warchest this summer. 3Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard are among the Manchester United players who could be sold this summer to raise transfer fundsCredit: Getty - Contributor He was handed around £75m last season to bring in Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles, Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo - plus Edinson Cavani on a free. And according to the Metro, he hopes to raise a further £60m this time around through player sales. That could see Mata, Lingard, Phil Jones and Diogo Dalot leave Old Trafford. Lingard, 28, is impressing on loan at West Ham after falling out of favour under Solskjaer. The Hammers wanted to include a £14m option to buy the midfielder at the end of his loan - but United rejected that offer and are hopeful of getting close to their £20m valuation. They want a similar fee...
    MANCHESTER CITY could land Erling Haaland, Lionel Messi and Jack Grealish this summer, according to sensational reports. Pep Guardiola's side are running away with the Premier League title - the Citizens lead second-place Manchester United by 14 points ahead of Sunday's derby. 4Norwegian striker Erling Haaland could arrive at Man City from Borussia DortmundCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4City are hoping to reunite Lionel Messi with old boss Pep GuardiolaCredit: Rex Features 4Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish has been linked with City and said his favourite player is Kevin De BruyneCredit: AFP And the club's star-studded squad is only set to get better with a phenomenal triple swoop on the cards. The Mail reports suggestions Norwegian hot-shot Haaland, 20, is destined for City have come from 'some credible sources.' And with Messi, 33, out of contract this summer, the club appear poised to land the Argentine at the second time of asking with the report stating the 'conversation is not yet closed'. Reports this week linked Aston Villa skipper Grealish, 25, with a move to the Etihad and again...
    OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has ruled out a major summer spending spree as Manchester United try to close the gap on rivals City. The United boss saw Pep Guardiola’s side moved a mammoth 15 points clear last night with their 4-1 win against Wolves. 4Manchester United have been linked with big-money transfers for Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ruled out movesCredit: Rex Features Old Trafford legend Rio Ferdinand has urged his ex-club to ‘move heaven and earth’ to sign hotshots Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe ahead of their Prem rivals. Gary Neville and Paul Scholes also want United to bring in a new centre-back partner for Harry Maguire but Solskjaer, who ideally wants a striker and defender, says Covid-19 will hamper his transfer budget. Solskjaer said: “There’s going to be less transfers happening in the world of football with all these changes. “The pandemic is definitely affecting everyone in football, the lack of finances, it’s affected everyone. “All clubs in the world are going through the same situation so it’s no different for other clubs than for...
    MANCHESTER CITY could sign Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland this summer, according to reports. Pep Guardiola's side have hit their stride of late, winning their last ten games in all competitions. 3Lionel Messi could be headed to the North WestCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Haaland may be running all the way to the Etihad in the summerCredit: Getty Images - Getty And they could become an even more fearsome prospect next time out. According to the Mail, City chiefs believe that strengthening their attack for next season will be 'vital'. They claim that the Sky Blues have been 'saving up' for a 'massive splash'. And superstars Haaland and Messi could be on their shopping list. SunSport told you earlier this month how City could have an advantage in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund's hotshot striker. The Etihad club possess a 15 per cent sell-on clause on winger Jadon Sancho, which could go on to be worth more than £15million. Agreeing to waive the clause may give City an edge when trying to thrash out a deal for Haaland, whose...
    WILLIAM GALLAS reckons Frank Lampard's job is in 'danger' after his summer transfer splurge. The former Chelsea defender fears his ex team-mate could face the infamous Roman Abramovich chop if the Blues don't start climbing the table. 3William Gallas reckons Frank Lampard's job is under threat at Chelsea Especially after splashing around £250MILLION on the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Edouard Mendy, and Kai Havertz. And Gallas admits that the huge summer outlay has heightened expectations from both the fans and the board. Speaking to PlayOJO he said: "I think Lampard's position is in danger. He's not in a good position right now as they're not in the top three at the moment. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge DREAM TEAM SELECTOR Could you pick your way to £10,000+? Sign up now for Dream team Selector and start 2021 with a bang! Choose a winning team each week and you advance to the next round but be careful - you can only pick each team once! 10% Early Bird offer...
    ARSENAL could have a new-look side in the coming weeks as Mikel Arteta looks to three transfers to save the season. The Gunners' stuttering start to the Premier League saw them 15th with 14 points from 14 games on Christmas Day. 3 A huge 3-1 win over rivals Chelsea gave the club a major boost but with the transfer window opening on Friday, Arteta may look to bolster his struggling squad. Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira both headed out on loan for the 2020-21 campaign while Granit Xhaka - despite his Boxing Day free-kick - Dani Ceballos, Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey are not finding their best form. As revealed by SunSport, Arsenal are after Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan. Sevilla have put a £55million buy-out clause on the all-action midfielder but the LaLiga side are ready to listen to offers of around £32m. And the Spaniard is understood to be keen on a move to the Premier League, especially to work under compatriot Arteta. Further forward, Arsenal's lack of a creative No10 has been a major cause for concern this...
    MAURICIO POCHETTINO is closing in on a return to management with Paris Saint-Germain. The French giants sacked boss Thomas Tuchel hours after a 4-0 thrashing of Strasbourg. 3 3Mauricio Pochettino is closing in on becoming the new PSG bossCredit: Rex Features Pochettino, who has been out of work since being axed at Tottenham in November 2019, looks set for the seat at the Parc des Princes. And already a whole host of names have been linked with making their own move to PSG. Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak, who is always linked with a move to a European giant, could replace Keylor Navas in goal. And the midfield could have a very different look to it should Poch get the job. Dele Alli, who was heavily linked with PSG in the summer, could link up with his former boss. And there could be another reunion with Christian Eriksen also joining from Inter Milan. PSG already have a mouthwatering attack - but that could get even better. Lionel Messi is yet to agree a new deal at Barcelona, and he will...
    President Donald Trump's decision to pardon close associates Paul Manafort and Roger Stone are good news for the recipients – but provide potential exposure for the president himself. Trump representatives dangled the possibility of a pardon to Manafort amidst the Mueller probe – in a saga that Mueller investigated as potential obstruction. Trump even hinted publicly at the possibility of a Manafort pardon back in 2018 when he said his former campaign chair was being treated worse than Al Capone. Now that those pardons have come to fruition, they constitute potential new evidence.  Former top Robert Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann told MSNBC Thursday that the pardons were 'proof of obstruction' by the president Former top prosecutor for Robert Mueller Andrew Weissmann told MSNBC Thursday that the pardons were 'proof of obstruction' – an alleged crime that Mueller did not charge Trump with in his report after concluding that the president could not be charged with such a crime while in office.  'I mean, what president decides that of all of the thousands of people who are seeking pardons and...
    JUVENTUS boss Andrea Pirlo is only four months into his managerial career, but is already set for more upheaval in Turin. The Old Lady have experienced a stuttering start to the Serie A campaign, winning only four of their opening nine games. 5How Juventus could look next season 5Andrea Pirlo has had a stuttering start in charge at JuventusCredit: EPA But Pirlo, 41, appears to have his eyes on players that could help improve his side. The Italian former midfield maestro has toyed with different formations this term. If he gets his targets, however, he may stick with predominantly a 3-4-3 for next season. The wily Gigi Buffon, who is a year older than Pirlo, may well retire - but former Arsenal stopper Wojciech Szczesny has been No1 for a while now in Turin. Matthijs de Ligt is growing into a fantastic centre-half, despite initial difficulties at Juventus, and should be a pillar of their three-man defence. At 33, Leonardo Bonucci is well and truly in the twilight of his career. But the classy defender should have another season in...
    A MUM faked ovarian cancer to swindle more than £45,000 from well-wishers to splurge on Spurs tickets and lavish holidays, a court heard. Nicole Elkabbass, 42, is accused of using ill-gotten gains to splash out on jaunts abroad, restaurants and "heavy gambling". 4Nicole Elkabbass is accused of using this photo from a previous operation to convince well-wishers she was dying 4The 42-year-old mum-of-one denies one count of fraud and possession of criminal propertyCredit: SWNS:South West News Service The mum-of-one, of Broadstairs, Kent, claimed she needed to pay for life-saving cancer treatment transferring thousands from a GoFundMe page into her personal bank account, a court heard. Prosecutor Ben Irwin today described how the page - titled Nicole needs our help treatments - was seemingly written by her mum, describing Elkabbass as a "beautiful daughter". The page said the "loving mum" who was "recently diagnosed" needed cash for life-saving treatment. It came with a photo portraying Elkabbass as frail, laying on her back in a hospital bed under a blanket, eyes closed and mouth open. But the picture was actually taken after...
    Luxury fashion houses are looking to bolster their pandemic profits with new ranges of stylish designer hosiery.    While many would do little to ward off the winter chill, the offerings from Gucci, Fendi and Chanel certainly make a statement - though they come with eye-watering price tags. Embellished with the French label's double-C logo stitched in velvet, Chanel's £315 semi-sheer black tights are proving the most coveted among fashionistas. Only available to purchase at boutiques, the hosiery was first modelled by Gigi Hadid, HyunJi Shin and Mona Tougaard on the runway at Paris Fashion Week back in March. Embellished with the French label's double-C logo stitched in velvet, Chanel's £315 semi-sheer black tights are proving the most coveted among fashionistas. Only available to purchase at boutiques, the hosiery was first modelled by Gigi Hadid, HyunJi Shin and Mona Tougaard (pictured) on the runway at Paris Fashion Week back in March Camille Charrière donned a pair to Chanel's Spring-Summer 2021 show in Paris, teaming them with black high-waisted hot pants and a cropped cardigan This week French It-girl Camille Charrière...
    MANCHESTER UNITED can't be trusted to splurge another £200million on transfers, according to Michael Owen. The former Red Devils striker claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must prove he can get the best out of the current squad first. 3Michael Owen claimed Manchester United can't be trusted to spend big on players like Jadon SanchoCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3The former striker believes more should be done to get the best out of the current Red Devils sqaudCredit: Reuters Donny van de Beek is the only arrival at Old Trafford in the transfer window following his £39million move from Ajax. He is expected to be joined by Porto defender Alex Telles for £18million after he arrived in Manchester this morning. Edinson Cavani, 33, is on the brink of signing a two-year deal having been without a club since leaving Paris Saint-Germain last season. The Uruguayan legend is set to pocket £200,000 a week at Old Trafford - and will provide some depth to United's forward ranks. Get the best out of the current players before you start looking into someone else’s gardenMichael...
    FRANK LAMPARD will not have appreciated Jose Mourinho's advice on pitch-side etiquette, delivered during Tottenham's Carabao Cup victory over Chelsea. Mourinho said: "Stay on the touchline when your team is losing — and stay calm when your team is winning." 4Frank Lampard is slowly morphing into 'Tinkerman' Claudio Ranieri Earlier, with Chelsea 1-0 up, Mourinho suggested that Lampard had hidden from his technical area when his side were 3-0 down at West Brom on Saturday, before recovering to draw 3-3. It was a cutting, sardonic little jibe — the managerial equivalent of, 'You only sing when you're winning'. But the impact of a manager's touchline demeanour is vastly overestimated, it's the stuff of half-cut radio phone-in callers demanding 'more passion'. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news If Mourinho had been minded to give Lampard more helpful guidance — and he isn't — he would have told his protege to find his best Chelsea starting XI and make them much more difficult to score against. And quickly. Because, as Mourinho knows, Blues owner Roman Abramovich doesn't spend...
    With Halloween 2020 less than two months away, many Americans are beginning to plan topical outfits to celebrate the occasion.   And while the year has brought no shortage of newly famous figures - from Tiger King's Carole Baskin to White House Coronavirus Task Force Doctor Anthony Fauci - it seems that many will simply be dressing up as a nondescript suburban white woman.  According to an article published in Vice on Wednesday, 'Karen' costumes are set to be the most popular Halloween outfits of 2020.  'Karen' has recently become used as a slang term for a white woman who is perceived to be entitled, demanding or racist.  This year, dozens of videos showing 'Karens' calling cops on black people and screaming at supermarket clerks over face masks have gone viral on the internet.  According to an article published in Vice on Wednesday, 'Karen' costumes are set to be the most popular Halloween outfits of 2020. Los Angeles-based artist Jason Adcock has started selling custom-made Karen face masks on his Etsy page for the price of $180 (pictured) ...
    A pedestrian carries a Macy's Inc. shopping bag while walking past a store in New York.Idris Talib Solomon | Bloomberg | Getty Images The growth rate for retail sales this holiday season is forecast to be less robust than in recent years, according to projections released Tuesday by the consulting firm Deloitte.  But just how muted that growth is going to be will hinge on how much splurging high-income consumers do, and how much belt-tightening takes place throughout lower-income households.  Some economists are now calling for a K-shaped recovery — a scenario where certain types of industries see gains, while others are left out. Unlike so-called U- or W-shaped recoveries, growth in a K-shaped rebound is unevenly split between income groups, creating a scenario with "haves" and "have-nots."  Since the coronavirus pandemic has begun, some industries are still chugging along where workers can be productive at home. Others, however, have seen sales dry up, as consumers avoid eating out, going to the movies, and taking vacations.  "This year, one of two holiday scenarios will play out," said Rod Sides, a vice chairman at...
    REAL MADRID are reportedly desperate to bring Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and Eduardo Camavingo to the Bernabeu next summer. Los Blancos aren't in a position to spend big this window due to the coronavirus crisis, but they plan to go all out in 2021. 3Real Madrid are known to be keen to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian MbappeCredit: AFP or licensors 3Los Blancos will reportedly make a move to bring Erling Haaland in from Borussia Dortmund next yearCredit: Getty Images - Getty The three players they are looking to sign are Mbappe, Haaland and Camavinga, who are worth a combined £261milion according to Transfermarkt. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals ABC report how the trio are firmly on the radar of Zinedine Zidane, with the Frenchman keen on a huge squad overhaul. Rennes midfielder Camavinga is understood to have been identified as the perfect long-term successor to Casemiro. It has been said that if the club wasn't affected by Covid-19, the 17-year-old would already be a Los Blancos player. Real are also desperate to bolster...
    Powell says duration of low interest rates will be measured in years View In-Depth Photos of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 4Matic+ Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Motley Fool Issues Rare “All In” Buy Alert Ad Microsoft 20+ Gadgets We Bet You Haven't Seen Yet Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/15 SLIDES © Costco Urge to Splurge People tend to join Costco or Sam's Club to save money on bulk sizes of products they would be buying anyway. But many warehouse club shoppers find themselves splurging on something out of the ordinary — even on their first visit to the store — maybe justifying the purchase by telling themselves it's a deal. Costco, in particular, is known for its "treasure hunt" strategy of tempting customers with a constant rotation of nonessential items around every corner. Still, many of those...
    The power of Mother Nature: Flash flooding in Utah city opens at least 3 sinkholes, the largest of which swallowed a vehicle McDonalds debuts Spicy Chicken McNuggets, as a new era of fast-foods fried chicken wars heat up Chelsea FC is on the verge of completing a $300 million splurge of transfers including German footballs hottest youngster and a Brazilian icon © Getty/Yann Coatsaliou/Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Michael Regan Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva, and Ben Chilwell are amid Chelsea's targets. Getty/Yann Coatsaliou/Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Michael Regan Chelsea FC is set to take its summer spending to over $300 million by signing Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, and Malang Sarr, according to The Telegraph. The Blues have already spent $63 million on Timo Werner and $47 million on Hakim Ziyech, who joined from RB Leipzig and Ajax. Leicester City's Chilwell and Bayer Leverkusen's Havertz are both set for medicals this week ahead of $66 million and $118 million moves, says The Telegraph. Silva and Sarr are to join the club on free transfers following their departures from Paris Saint Germain and OGC Nice. ...
    Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva, and Ben Chilwell are amid Chelsea's targets. Getty/Yann Coatsaliou/Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Michael Regan Chelsea FC is set to take its summer spending to over $300 million by signing Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, and Malang Sarr, according to The Telegraph. The Blues have already spent $63 million on Timo Werner and $47 million on Hakim Ziyech, who joined from RB Leipzig and Ajax. Leicester City's Chilwell and Bayer Leverkusen's Havertz are both set for medicals this week ahead of $66 million and $118 million moves, says The Telegraph. Silva and Sarr are to join the club on free transfers following their departures from Paris Saint Germain and OGC Nice.  After being banned from transfers last year over rule breaches, Chelsea is taking full advantage of its chance to buy new players again. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chelsea FC is on the verge of completing a $300 million splurge of summer transfers including German football's hottest youngster and a Brazilian icon.  The Blues have spent $63 million on forward Timo Werner and $47...
    CHELSEA owner Roman Abramovich has given the green light to a mega £150MILLION splurge on Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Declan Rice, according to reports. The Blues owner has given boss Frank Lampard and transfer expert Marina Granovskaia a huge boost in their plan to launch a major summer overhaul. 4Ben Chilwell is on the brink of completing his £50m move from LeicesterCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Kai Havertz could cost Chelsea around £90m but the German is thought to be keen on a moveCredit: EPA Abramovich is happy for Chelsea to spend £50m on each of their three targets, with the rest of the money raised by sales, according to the Express. Chelsea have already spent more than £80m this summer in signing Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech. Former RB Leipzig striker cost the Blues £48m, while ex-Ajax star Ziyech was signed for £33.3m, in a deal which could cost up to £36.7m. But now, Stamford Bridge bosses are turning their attention to bringing in even more new blood. Leicester and England left-back Chilwell, 23, is thought to be...
    OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has insisted Manchester United's board need to spash the cash to help turn them into title contenders. The Old Trafford boss claimed Liverpool and Manchester City are "too far ahead" of his Red Devils side. 2Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen his squad in several positionsCredit: Getty Images - Getty United, who finished third in the Premier League table, are yet to make any signings this summer. Solskjaer's side looked set to sign top target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. The Red Devils spent more than two months negotiating a deal for the 20-year-old - but missed the deadline set by the Bundesliga side. Solskjaer has called for the club to back him in the transfer market as he plans to sign "quality" players. He said: "It's a race. You can see teams building. We're always looking at the squad and player logistics. "It is definitely about quality - and it is going to cost money to get in players who are better than the ones we already have. "We're just working...
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