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first_imgBoeing and the plaintiffs’ lawyers agreed to brief the court on the outcome of a conference call with NTSB assistant general counsel Benjamin Allen scheduled for Thursday. Chicago-based Boeing is in the process of settling a separate batch of lawsuits related to the Lion Air crash, but families of the Ethiopian crash are seeking a jury trial. Following 737 MAX testimony from Boeing executives at congressional hearings in Washington, Ethiopian crash victim lawyers want to know whether the planemaker hid materials.Dan Webb, a lawyer for Boeing, rejected in court the notion that documents have been hidden, saying that some “haven’t been produced yet.” “Boeing takes very seriously its legal obligations and is working with the plaintiffs in good faith, and consistent with our obligations as a technical advisor to the NTSB, to provide the information they need to pursue their claims,” the company said in an emailed statement, adding that it was cooperating fully with investigative authorities. A Lion Air investigation faulted Boeing’s design of the 737 MAX but said the airline also made mistakes. The Ethiopian probe is still ongoing, nearly a year after the crash.Topics : “They’re hot documents,” Robert Clifford, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, told reporters, saying some show what and when Boeing knew about factors that played a role in the Lion Air accident. Boeing has argued that the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is restricting release of the documents under international guidelines on crash probes and that they are confidential. The plane, once Boeing’s fastest-selling jet, has been grounded globally since mid-March while Boeing addresses software and training issues involved in both disasters, costing the planemaker nearly $19 billion. The NTSB seemed to switch its stance on some of the documents in a Feb. 18 letter to Boeing, one topic of Wednesday’s hearing in US federal court in Chicago before US Magistrate Judge David Weisman.  Boeing Co and lawyers representing families of victims of a 737 MAX crash agreed in court on Wednesday to hold a conference call with US government crash probe authorities over access to documents related to the now-grounded aircraft’s design, development and two fatal disasters involving it.Boeing has resisted sharing documents sought by lawyers representing families of victims of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash on March 10, which killed 157 people five months after a similar Lion Air disaster in which 189 people died. The lawyers, who are asking why the MAX continued flying after the first crash, say the materials are critical for assessing liability by Boeing and punitive damages. last_img read more

first_imgThe crocodile measuring 4.5 meters long that was captured earlier this week in Bangka regency, Bangka Belitung Islands, has died after just two days in captivity because the community reportedly refused to hand it over to the local conservation agency.Septian Garo, the head of the Bangka Belitung Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), said that he had tried to negotiate with local leaders over the wild animal’s relocation to a safer place. “But they [referred to] local beliefs that hampered the [animal’s] relocation,” he said as quoted by on Wednesday. Septian elaborated that, by local tradition, the entire neighborhood would be doomed if the crocodile was transferred elsewhere.Read also: North Sumatran farmer found dead after being dragged away by crocodileHe added that similar incident had occurred in 2016, when residents refused to allow the agency to rescue a crocodile from their village.”The [villagers] decided to kill the animal [instead] and bury it in some sort of a ritual,” he recalled.Septian also issued a strong call to the public that encouraged them to protect crocodiles and let them live in the rivers, their natural habitat. If a reptile posed a threat to the local community, they should contact the authorities to help relocate the animal from the area.The giant reptile, whose age was estimated to be at least 50 years, was caught in the Kayubesi River on Monday evening after reportedly attacking several people. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

first_img2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island.THE Gold Coast has shed its notorious winter property coat, with real estate agents each recording up to $250 million in sales in a midyear boon.And it is about to get hotter with the super selling season traditionally starting today.The hot winter property period has been fuelled by a raft of $5 million-plus buys, many of which have been snapped up in less than a week.Agent Dane Atherton said he had averaged $20 million a week in sales during the colder months, a 25 per cent lift on the same time last year.11 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise.A Vietnamese businessman forked out $16.75 million for the waterfront 2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island.In the highest price paid for a property on the Gold Coast this year, the mansion sold within five days.“From June to August we have had 340 sales which is $240 million in property,” said Mr Atherton, managing director at Harcourts Coastal.“We are noticing southern buyers are creeping up from their colder cities to the sunny Gold Coast.“Southern markets slow down far more than the Coast so it is technically more strategic to sell during winter because there is less competition.”2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island.A handful of mega mansions in Mermaid Beach have changed hands in the past two weeks: 149 Hedges Ave sold for $5.2 million; 25 Hedges Ave for $3.9 million; a four-bedroom beachfront house at 149 Hedges Ave changed hands for $5.2 million; a penthouse at 7/255 Hedges Ave went for $3.065 million.Elsewhere, a waterfront mansion at 3 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters, sold for $4.1 million and a 1960s block of units at the beachfront 3513 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, went for $7.8 million — the highest price paid for a property in the suburb.Matt Gates, from Ray White Surfers Paradise, said he sold $20 million in property at Sanctuary Cove in July alone.2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island.One of those sales was the highest price paid for a golf course property in Australia, at $4.275 million.REIQ Gold Coast Zone chair John Newlands predicted the Gold Coast’s property market to continue running hot for another two-to-three years.“Buyers are confident with the market so they are taking every opportunity to pick up properties, despite the season,” Mr Newlands said.“I don’t think the Gold Coast has seen a cold day anyway. The lifestyle combined with the opportunity creates a market with good value.“Compared to other big cities the Gold Coast is still playing catch up. We have a lot left to sell and prices are yet to increase.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island.Mr Newlands said the 2018 Commonwealth Games and major resorts were key drivers in the winter spending spree.Kollosche Prestige Agents principal Michael Kollosche said he had negotiated more than $30 million in sales in the past four weeks.“Typically, we find the market starts to fire up again by the end of August and interest from buyers begin to peak,” he said.“But this year sales have been fairly consistent and I think that comes down to a strong property market that has followed on through summer.“People tend to go overseas during the colder months, they have just got their tax back and they are chasing summer in Europe.“There are usually less buyers around but luxury waterfront homes have remained popular even in the colder months.”TOP FIVE HOTTEST SALES 2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island, $16.75 million3513 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, $7.8 million11 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise $6.95 million149 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, $5.2 million2218 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove, $4.75 millionChinese plunge no problem THE number of Chinese buyers hitting the Coast dropped by 80 per cent in one month, according to Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell.But it hasn’t hindered the bottom line with winter sales growing.Mr Bell said the changes to the foreign investment framework had “significantly impacted” the market.“Last financial year 300 properties were bought by Chinese buyers on the Gold Coast but this year we barely managed to sell 25 properties to Chinese buyers,” Mr Bell said.“That number has dramatically dropped because of the FIRB restrictions and there is no question that the restrictions have effected sales.”In the 2017-2018 Budget, the Australian Government announced several changes regarding the foreign investment framework.Mr Bell said the Gold Coast market was still strong. Mr Bell’s office made $137 million in property sales this July compared to $100 million last July.“Those sales were made without any help from Chinese buyers and they were across the market place spectrum from luxury to first-home buyers,” he said. “The Chinese buyers were a nice addition but the Gold Coast doesn’t depend on them and southern investors are filling the space of the Chinese.”last_img read more

first_imgA significant minority of Irish pension schemes have failed to submit funding proposals, despite trustees now being nearly two years late.The Pensions Authority said in a statement that 30 defined benefit (DB) schemes had yet to submit any funding proposals as of the end of February.It said it was now deciding whether trustees would be ordered to reduce benefits to tackle deficits, or if the schemes would simply be forced to wind up.Releasing an analysis of actuarial data, the Authority said 551 DB schemes remained open to future accrual, while 152 were closed but continuing to make payments. Of the more than 700 schemes, 416 complied with the current funding standard, reporting an aggregate surplus of €3.9bn.Nearly 290 schemes remained in deficit, with their €22.1bn in assets falling nearly €5bn short of meeting liabilities.The Authority said that, of the 287 schemes in deficit, 30 had yet to submit any funding proposal.While the figure is a significant reduction over the more than 70% of schemes that missed the initial 30 June 2013 deadline – a figure that had fallen to around 40% by August that year and further to 56 by April 2014 – it still meant more than 10% of funds in deficit were 20 months late in meeting regulatory requirements.The figures also underlined the significant fall in the number of total schemes, down from 933 in 2012 and 890 in 2013.Brendan Kennedy, the head of the regulator, nevertheless praised the marked improvement in funding across the DB universe.“The position shown whereby 59% of DB schemes meet the funding standard is a considerable improvement over recent years, though it must be remembered that this improvement is the combined result of multiple factors, including the closure of some schemes, and benefit reductions and contribution increases in most of the remaining schemes,” he said. In the most exhaustive and authoritative breakdown of Irish DB assets released to date, the regulator also disclosed that nearly 60% of the sector’s €51.9bn in assets was invested in real assets.Overall, the funds had 41.7% in equities, 31.3% in EU sovereign debt and a further 6.9% in other bonds.The “other” asset category – comprising hedge funds, commodities, derivatives and annuities, among other things – accounted for 12.6% of assets, with a further 4.2% in property and 3.1% in cash.Kennedy was pleased the DB industry’s overall exposure to equities had declined but expressed concern that trustees were relying on equities to meet liabilities.“This strategy entails considerable risk, which will fall especially on the younger members of the schemes,” he said.“High risk is not an appropriate approach to take where the benefits cannot otherwise be afforded.”The regulator has previously said schemes seemed to begrudge de-risking, adding later that their unwillingness to de-risk remained a “significant concern”.Read Brendan Kennedy’s views on the future of the Irish pensions market,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to Pensions Authority datalast_img read more

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 90 Views   no discussions LifestyleRelationships Can soul mates come in any color?. by: – April 4, 2011center_img Tweet Share Can soul mates come in any color or from any culture?Yes, according to ex-Goldman Sachs analyst turned author, J. C. Davies. Her controversial new book, I’ve Got the Fever” looks at interracial dating–both confirming and dispelling various stereotypes and helping women go beyond their racial comfort zones and “get the fever” themselves. We asked Davies to tell us more. Tell us a little bit about what made you decide to write the book.When I started dating interracially over twenty years ago, there were no books on the subject. I have learned a lot over the last twenty years, but mostly though a painful process of trial and error.I wanted people to learn from my experiences as well as others’ who are quoted in my book. People have this idea that if they date someone of another race or culture something terrible will happen.They don’t know what, but they are sure it will “never work out.” I wrote this book to reduce the fear factor. To help make people feel more comfortable dating among other cultures.I spent over a year interviewing interracial daters for I Got the Fever, and I have more than 20 years of experience dating men of different cultures including Latino, Asian, Jewish, Black, and Middle Eastern men.I am self-taught as far as cultural studies. I have read hundreds of books on the topic and have always surrounded myself with people—men and women–of different races and cultures. We have made people so afraid to talk about race in this country that we hide behind charts, graphs, and studies.Interracial daters are people—not lab rats. Most important, in my opinion, is what real people say about their experiences dating people of different races or cultures. Are there really differences in dating different races?It isn’t so much race as culture that creates the differences between people. But here in the US, a lot of our cultures have tended to focus around race as well, so those two concepts often are used interchangeably.The differences in cultures, including how people relate to each other and how they act in relationships, is very real. That is what I Got the Fever is about. What are some stereotypes you’ve found to be true?One confirmed stereotype that surprised me was that Latin men are macho and possessive. I was in a relationship for almost a decade with a Latin man who didn’t have either of these traits, but most Latin men (and the all of the women who dated them) said that this stereotype is, in fact, true.Men Vs Women On Dating Outside Their RaceAgain, critics called this a stereotype, but overwhelmingly I found that Latin men can dance well, and it is one of the things women reported really loving about dating Latin guys.In fact, a recent study from OK Cupid showed that dancing was the most important thing listed on a Latin man’s online profile. As I like to say, facts can’t be racist. What are some stereotypes that don’t hold water, from your research?Jewish men are not cheap. Stereotypes can stick with a group for a really long time. I actually found that this stereotype goes back to the Middle Ages, and women said that it’s definitely not true for the modern Jewish man.Women said their Jewish boyfriends were very generous (including one woman who said hers picked up her student loans). In my experience, as well as the women interviewed for the book, Jews strive to get the most for their money, but definitely don’t skimp on the women in their life.When it comes to black men, not all the equipment is supersized. Both men and women said that the brothers have a normal distribution around the US average of 5-6 inches.I think this stereotype hurts black men by sexualizing them and causing some to feel inadequate if they don’t live up to the stereotype.On my website, I caution women who are considering using a black man for a “black experience” that they will not only be disappointed, but to consider how unfair that is to the black man in that relationship Why should a woman, in your opinion, consider interracial dating?Women tend to focus on a very specific type (in NYC: 6 foot tall investment banker, making 7 figures, with dark hair and blue eyes…) and whether or not they admit it to themselves, race is usually part of the type.I think that causes women to overlook some really great guys. If women broadened their horizons to include interracial dating, they would be more likely to find that special someone. Soul mates come in all colors and cultures. You never know where you will find yours.Also, I think that interracial or intercultural relationships offer a unique opportunity to learn about another culture. We are so lucky in the US to have people from so many walks of life, so many cultures.But because we are not allowed to speak about race or culture in this country, people know relatively little about other cultures. Interracial dating offers you two great things: the ability to learn about someone new and the ability to learn about a new culture. Some people might be offended by the idea of this book and using race or culture to determine who to date. How would you respond to them?First, we have to stop being offended. This country has become so judgmental–especially about race–that the minute someone brings up the topic, we do anything to shut down them and the conversation.Being PC is not helping, but hurting us. If we can’t talk about race and culture openly, then we will go back to our racist roots. I hope that this book restarts a long-ago extinguished dialogue, and that people can begin learning about other cultures, and even have fun with it.Second, the book is not about using race to determine who to date. Instead, it gives you a list of cultural norms (provided by people of each culture discussed as well as those who date them).Nothing in the book is written or intended as an absolute. It is a list of topics worth discussing as you date people of different cultures. A couple nuggets from the book you can share?The book discusses everything that is important to women: who picks up the check; whether the guy spends time to get to know you or rushes you to the sack; who is faithful versus who cheats; who is family and career oriented; and what cultural norms you should expect. A couple of those are detailed below:Beware the Circuit. Indian culture is one of the most insular, and thus has seen the least interracial dating. And while Indians in the US are less likely to be in an arranged marriage, it is very possible that their entire extended family is setting them up on blind dates.I call this The Circuit. As I say in the book: “For a non-Indian woman dating an Indian man, it’s good to be aware of The Circuit; it would not be out of character for your boyfriend’s parents to continue to look for an Indian wife for their son even after he has told them he is serious with you. And to please his family, he might even be taking the dates.”Food is bigger than God. In some Asian cultures food has an importance much larger than just satisfying hunger. A quote from the book: “The Chinese have an expression: ‘Food is bigger than God.’ It’s all about survival.You have to realize that this has been ingrained in people for thousands of years.” Food is more than just sustenance. It communicates how people feel about you. As a result, there are a lot of “food rules,” which I also explain in the book.By Marianne Beach, GalTime.comlast_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! 52 Views   no discussions In photo: stolen computer from DADP’s Office. Photo credit: DADP Inc.Police are investigating a robbery which occurred at the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities’ (DADP Inc.) Office on Friday July 22nd, 2011.According to the Executive Director of DADP Inc Mrs. Nathalie Murphy, equipment valued at over $20, 000.00 were stolen.The equipment which were stolen were part of a donated by the Japanese Government in 2009 and included  five desktop computers DELL OPTIPLEX 760, five monitors DELL 170FPVt, two keyboards and two mouse.When Staff reported for last Friday, they discovered that the back door of the office was pried open, noted the missing items and reported the matter to the Police.The Executive Director of the DADP Inc is asking the general public to be on the alert in the event someone attempts to sell the computer to them.In photo: Stolen equipment from DADP’s Office. Photo credit; DADP Inc.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Police investigating robbery at the DADP’s Office by: – July 29, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

first_imgRomelu Lukaku scored in either half as Inter Milan claimed a 3-0 win against struggling Genoa to move second in Serie A behind Juventus who can win a a ninth title in a row on Sunday. Antonio Conte’s title ambitions took a knock with back-to-back stalemates against Roma and Fiorentina. But Inter pulled back ahead of Atalanta, and within four points of leaders Juventus, who are poised to claim a 36th ‘Scudetto’ when they play Sampdoria in Turin. Genoa 0-3 Inter (Lukaku with a brilliant solo goal)— InterCoppaItaliaVids (@CoppaVids) July 25, 2020 Read Also: Ex-Super Eagles forward attracting Roma interest The 20-year-old Swede set up Matteo Darmian for the opener just before the hour mark before Daniele Dessena pulled the hosts level three minutes later. A spectacular solo effort from Kulusevski sealed back-to-back wins for Parma who had struggled after the lockdown. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “Now we want to do well in these final rounds and then the Europa League.” – Four Sassuolo goals offside – Genoa are four points above the relegation zone with two games left this season. In Naples, Napoli beat Sassuolo 2-0 with the visitors having four goals ruled offside – two in either half. Three were chalked off by VAR. Albanian defender Elseid Hysaj opened the scoring for Napoli after eight minutes in the San Paolo Stadium. Filip Djuricic then had two goals ruled out as did Francesco Caputo and Domenico Berardi following VAR viewings before Brazilian Allan sealed the points for the hosts three minutes into injury time. Seventh-placed Napoli – already through to the Europa League as a result of their Italian Cup victory – extend their lead on pursuing Sassuolo, in eighth, to 11 points. Mid-table Parma saw off relegated Brescia 2-1 in a win inspired by on-loan Juventus midfielder Dejan Kulusevski. “The problem is how you see the glass, whether half full or half empty,” said Conte of second position. “There are vintages where you sow little and you reap a lot and others in which you sow a lot and reap little, like this one. “But there are numbers that speak clearly, that comfort. I think these lads are doing very good things. Of course, we can and must improve. “We won’t win the league but we have to be hungry to finish as high as possible.” Lukaku nodded in Cristiano Biraghi’s cross after 34 minutes in the northwestern port city, with the former Manchester United forward accelerating to finish off an individual effort three minutes into injury time. The 27-year-old Belgian brought his tally to 23 league goals this season, and 29 in all competitions. Alexis Sanchez, on-loan from United, was also on target with eight minutes to go, picking up a Victor Moses cross to volley in for his fourth league goal this season. Atalanta were held 1-1 at AC Milan on Friday, with the Bergamo side due to meet Inter Milan in the final game of the season next week. “On a personal level, I’m happy, but as a team we can do so much more,” said Lukaku, who moved third behind Hungarian Istvan Nyers (26) and Brazilian Ronaldo (25) for the mosts league goals scored by an Inter player in their debut season. “It’s not easy for us to be in second place, because we want to win and go as high as possible. Loading… Promoted Content10 Absolutely Stunning Asian Actresses10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarThe Best Cars Of All TimeTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronelast_img read more

first_imgHunter Marriott notched his third IMCA Modified feature win of the 2017 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Clas­sic Tour Wednesday night at Southwest Speedway. (Photo by Byron Fichter)DICKINSON, N.D. (July 12) – Hunter Marriott raced to a couple firsts Wednesday night, en route to his third win of the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour for IMCA Modifieds.As a result, the defending champion is just three points out of the top spot in the point standings heading into the Thursday tour finale.Marriott caught Justin O’Brien for the lead, then withstood numerous challenges to the finish of the 30-lap main event at Southwest Speedway before picking up his latest $2,300 winner’s check.The ninth starting Marriott had raced three-wide with point leader Johnny Scott and O’Brien, follow­ing O’Brien into second and ultimately taking charge up front.He became the first driver since Jeff Taylor in 2014 to win back-to-back Dakota Tour Modified features, and the first since Taylor in 2012 to win three times in the same year.O’Brien finished second for the second straight night. Scott was third, Jordan Grabouski fourth and Jay Noteboom fifth.Joe Flory was the $800 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner after regaining the lead from fellow front row starter Matt Speckman.Flory kept his car glued to the very inside of the speedway while Speckman put his car right up on the cushion and used his momentum to take over the front spot. Flory parlayed a restart just a few laps later to get the spot back, then pulled away in the closing circuits.Westin Abbey, Curt Lund, Speckman, and point leader Elijah Zevebergen completed the top five.Both Marriott and Flory earned series career fourth checkers at Dickinson.The sixth and final event of the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour is Thursday at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan.That race, and Friday’s Corral Sales-sponsored $10,002 to win Legendary special for the Modi­fieds at Mandan will be broadcast by IMCATV.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 2. Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; 3. Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo.; 4. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 5. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa; 6. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, Iowa; 7. Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo.; 8. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa; 9. Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; 10. Shawn Strand, Mandan; 11. Travis Hagen, Williston; 12. Cody Bauman, Eureka, Ill.; 13. Jason Wolla, Ray; 14. Spencer Wilson, Minot; 15. Brock Bauman, Eu­reka, Ill.; 16. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 17. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; 18. Travis Olheiser, Dickinson; 19. Curt Lund, Redwood Falls, Minn.; 20. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 21. Jason Briese, Cleghorn, Iowa; 22. Travis Ulmer, Mandan; 23. Kyle Slader, Muskogee, Okla.; 24. Masen Big Ea­gle, Manor, Sask.; 25. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; 26. Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; 27. Billy Ken­dall, Baxter, Minn.; 28. Tracy Domagala, Bismarck; 29. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood; 30. Mike Hansen, Dickinson.Stock Cars – 1. Joe Flory, Williston; 2. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas; 3. Curt Lund, Redwood Falls, Minn.; 4. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; 5. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa; 6. Chad Sterling, Stockton, Kan.; 7. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan.; 8. Eric Harpole, Bismarck; 9. Jeremy Swanson, Westby, Mont.; 10. Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo.; 11. Perry Misner, Albert, Kan.; 12. Dal­ton Flory, Williston; 13. Austin Daae, Estevan, Sask.; 14. Jake Nelson, Williston; 15. Cody Dignan, Bur­lington; 16. Beau Deschamp, Bottineau; 17. Jayden Bears, Smithville, Mo.; 18. Kevin Mattox, Ray; 19. Mike Gotch, Regina, Sask.; 20. Michael Vennes, Minot; 21. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas; 22. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas; 23. Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan.; 24. Chris Ellis, Stanley.last_img read more

first_img Press Association Suarez is expected to hand in a formal transfer request to Liverpool, according to reports in his home country Uruguay, after Arsenal had a bid of £40million plus £1 for the striker rejected. Aldridge, who scored 63 goals in 104 games for Liverpool, said Suarez owed a debt of gratitude to the club for sticking by him after his racism and biting controversies. He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “There’s a massive lack of loyalty there and especially the way Liverpool have stuck by Luis. Not everything’s all about money. It’s different with Luis Suarez because of the positions he’s put Liverpool in over the last couple of years and they’ve stuck by him. “The fans have been loyal, the manager’s been loyal, his comrades have been loyal, and the hierarchy have been loyal to him. They’ve done everything in the powers possible to back him up and he’s basically put a custard pie in everyone’s face.” The Uruguay international is serving a 10-game ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic and previously was banned for eight matches for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra. Arsenal’s bid met the requirements of a clause in Suarez’s contract which said the club had to inform the player if an offer of more than £40million was made. Suarez and his representatives may yet argue that they are now in a position to negotiate with the Gunners but Liverpool will try to reject that claim. However, Suarez’s agent Pere Guardiola told the club this month the player wants to play Champions League football and Liverpool’s prospects of holding on to the 26-year-old appear slim. Rodgers and managing director Ian Ayre were to hold further discussions with Suarez as the tour moved to Thailand on Thursday ahead of their third and final match of the trip in Bangkok on Sunday. Luis Suarez transfer saga is a battle between Arsenal and Liverpool for not just goals but also global credibilitycenter_img Read More Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has accused Luis Suarez of a “massive lack of loyalty” in wanting to leave the club.last_img read more