– Advertisement – – Advertisement – Suarez is the latest high-profile player to test positive for the virus while on international duty, after Liverpool forward Mo Salah contracted the infection last week.Cristiano Ronaldo was also forced to miss several games for Juventus after he tested positive while representing Portugal last month. – Advertisement – Sky Sports Scores just got faster and has free Premier League goals. We hope you like using the app more than Suzie! 0:27 Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Uruguay and will now miss out on a reunion with former club Barcelona on Saturday. Suarez, who scored a penalty in Uruguay’s 3-0 win over Colombia on Friday, will also miss the World Cup qualifier against Brazil on Tuesday.- Advertisement – Uruguay confirmed stand-in goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz and a member of staff had also returned positive tests, with all three said to be in good health and adhering to self-isolation guidelines.Suarez is Atletico’s joint-top scorer this season alongside Joao Felix, with five goals in six games since his transfer from Barcelona for £5.5m in September.The 33-year-old, who scored 198 goals in a six-year stay at the Catalan club, had one year to run on his contract, but was told by new head coach Ronald Koeman that he was not part of his plans to the dismay of Lionel Messi.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a letter expressing hope for South Korea to overcome a coronavirus outbreak, President Moon Jae-in’s office said on Thursday, as the South battles the biggest epidemic of the disease outside China.The two sides’ exchanges have ground nearly to a halt after the North closed borders and temporarily shut a joint liaison office in a border city to avert an outbreak, while the South added 438 infections on Thursday to swell its tally to 5,766.In the letter delivered on Wednesday, Kim voiced concern over Moon’s health, and expounded what he described as his “honest view and position” regarding the situation on the Korean peninsula, Moon’s office said, without elaborating. North Korea had resumed missile testing on Monday after a three-month pause, prompting Moon’s office to urge a halt.Kim Yo Jong, who is also a senior official of the North’s ruling party, said the exercise was not meant to threaten anyone, deriding Seoul for what she called “perfectly foolish” words and acts.North Korea has not confirmed any virus infections, but state media said people showing symptoms faced a month in quarantine, while further “high-intensity” measures included stricter checks in border areas, at airports and sea ports.Moon offered to help the North’s prevention efforts, but Pyongyang has not responded, officials said.Topics : “Chairman Kim wished to console our citizens who are fighting the coronavirus,” Yoon Do-han, Moon’s senior press secretary, told reporters.”He said he believes we will win, and hoped the health of southern compatriots will be protected.”Moon responded with a letter of thanks, Yoon added.The rare message came less than two days after Kim’s sister, Yo Jong, issued a statement attacking Moon’s office for criticizing a military drill by the North.
Metro Sport ReporterThursday 24 Oct 2019 8:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Mesut Ozil is not wanted by Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes his former club should make a move for Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil.The German has made just two appearances for Arsenal so far this term and has been left out of the Gunners’ last five matchday squads by Mesut Ozil.The playmaker signed a new long-term deal worth around £350,000-a-week just four months before Emery arrived at the club and the Spaniard wants to sell the midfielder to raise funds.United beat Partizan Belgrade in Serbia on Thursday but Anthony Martial’s strike from the penalty spot was the side’s only shot on target.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester United should sign Mesut Ozil, claims Paul Scholes Scholes believes the German could add something different at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on adding creativity to his midfield and Scholes thinks Ozil could be the answer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Man Utd could do with someone like Ozil who can link a team together,’ Scholes told BT Sport.‘[He is] a player who can link teams together. He has got great quality, he’s shown that in his career.‘He could be an answer short-term, I don’t know. I think that would be up to him, ultimately.‘I can’t [see it happening], but he’s the type of player, short-term, who United could do with.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsJose Mourinho was keen on signing Ozil in 2018 but the playmaker was intent on staying at Arsenal.He recently reiterated his desire to stay at the Emirates but Emery shows no signs of reversing his treatment of the former Real Madrid man.MORE: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino eyeing Max Aarons, Nathan Ferguson and Bruno Fernandes in January spending spree Advertisement Advertisement Comment
Image source: USACEThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has just posted this amazing image from 1962 of the drag arm of their dredging vessel Goethals, which operated from 1937 to 1982. From a distance, the Corps’ hopper dredger looks like most any other vessel. Thing that makes it different is the ‘lobster claw’, duplicated on other side, which acts just like a vacuum cleaner.Dredge sucks up debris which goes into tanks (hoppers) which make up most of hull. When hoppers are full, cargo is dumped at sea.According to the Corps, pictured here is Raymond Wohl (69 Dept.) during the ‘feeler’ inspection work.