Theresa May to chair Cobra meeting as Cameron pushes for end to Calais crisis

Home secretary will hold emergency meeting on Wednesday morning, after prime minister says government is doing ‘everything we can’ to stop migrants

Home secretary Theresa May will chair an emergency Cobra ministerial meeting on Wednesday morning on the growing Calais migrant crisis, David Cameron has announced.

Thousands of migrants have been storming the tunnel in a bid to reach Britain, but the prime minister, speaking in Singapore, said finger-pointing over who was to blame for the repeated closure of the Euro-tunnel served no purpose.

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Human error and inadequate training blamed for SpaceShipTwo crash

The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has blamed pilot error stemming from inadequate training for the crash of SpaceShipTwo

The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the conclusions of its accident investigation into the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo last year over the Mojave Desert. According to the report, the accident was due to an error by the co-pilot, who prematurely released the spacecraft’s feather system, placing too much stress on the fuselage and causing it to break up.

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Club America vs. Benfica: Score, Grades and Reaction from 2015 ICC

Benfica and Club America played to a 0-0 draw in regulation, but the reigning Portuguese champions emerged victorious, 4-3, in penalties to cap off their International Champions Cup slate on a high note. 

After getting downed by MLS’s New York Red Bulls 2-1 on July 26, Benfica survived a fairly lethargic showing over the first 90 minutes against Club America to salvage its ICC resume. Benfica entered the evening at Estadio Azteca 0-1-2 in ICC play.  

Club America, meanwhile, did well to survive short-handed over the game’s final 20 minutes. Defender Gil Buron was sent off in the 70th minute after receiving a red card for a reckless tackle, which left the home team down a man for the duration of the contest.   

However, Benfica couldn’t capitalize in regulation. Ten-man America looked sharper as it blitzed the Portuguese defense with its counterattacks, although none of the late opportunities yielded a game-winner. 

All told, Benfica maintained an 8-7 edge in shots, including 3-0 in shots on target. In that sense, Rui Vitoria’s side looked like the one he praised for its development last week. 

“From our first day of work there has been great attitude from the players,” Vitoria said, per Benfica’s official website. “We have introduced some of our ideas and feel that we are evolving. The players are assimilating what we want and we are very satisfied.”

Benfica applied early pressure and did its best to capitalize on Club America turnovers in the attacking third, but the Portuguese side had nothing to show for its chances over the match’s first 10 minutes. 

A penalty opportunity set up by a Ventura Alvarado yellow card in the 16th minute offered Benfica a chance to take a 1-0 lead, but Club America keeper Moises Munoz dove to his left and guessed correctly to deny Jonas’ attempt from the spot and keep things knotted at zero. 

Following Munoz’s savvy display, first-half chances were few and far between for the two sides. While Club America was able to ramp up the pressure over the ensuing 30 minutes, Benfica’s last line of defense proved sturdy enough to keep the Mexican club out of the scoring column throughout the first frame. 

Benfica and Club America each tallied five shots during the first half, but Benfica held a 3-1 edge in shots inside the box, including the only shot on goal during that span. 

Essentially, the first half served as a nice microcosm of the offensive futility that hounded both sides throughout. 

Tuesday’s clash also represented the end of the International Champions Cup slate for both sides. 

Club America will be back in league action Saturday against Atlas, while Benfica is slated to indulge in an extended and much-needed period of rest before it begins league play against Estoril August 16. 

Club America will be looking to get back on track after it opened its domestic slate with a 4-2 loss to Puebla July 26.  

 

Selected Player Grades

Moises Munoz: A-

Munoz preserved the 0-0 tie in the first half with a clinical save of Jonas, and the goalkeeper’s stop appeared to give his side a bit of life. The save catalyzed America’s attack to a degree, and it was truly the only standout moment of the opening stanza.

After Hugo Gonzalez surrendered four goals against Puebla, Munoz’s decisiveness was a positive sign for Club America.  

 

Jonas: C- 

The striker’s penalty form certainly wasn’t the worst, but it also left plenty to be desired. With a golden opportunity to give Benfica an early lead and set the tone for the rest of the match, Jonas made it fairly easy for Munoz to read his shot toward the right corner and gobble the ball up. 

Jonas was eventually substituted for Jonathan Rodriguez in the 65th minute

 

Julio Cesar: B

Benfica’s netminder was banged up early in the second half with what appeared to be an ankle injury, but he remained in the game. Just over 20 minutes later, Cesar was dinged up yet again after colliding with an America attacker on a near-goal-scoring opportunity. Prior to departing in the 82nd minute, Cesar stood his ground and did well to keep his team’s sheet clean.

Donald Trump Would Love To Add Sarah Palin To His Administration

Of course he would.

If there’s any Republican politician that truly gives Donald Trump a run for his money when it comes to making controversial statements, it’s Sarah Palin.

That’s why we weren’t too surprised on Tuesday when we learned that the GOP Presidential candidate wouldn’t say no to eventually adding the former Alaskan Governor to his administration.

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During a recent interview with Mama Grizzly Radio, the Donald only had nice things to say about Bristol Palin‘s mother, saying:

“She really is somebody that knows what’s happening, and she’s a special person, she’s really a special person, and I think people know that. And she’s got a following that’s unbelievable.”

They would make a good match…

Donald went on to say that he’d “love” to work with her down the road.

Would you want to see Sarah Palin and Donald Trump working together??

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Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman Gets A Sexy Love Interest In The Form Of Chris Pine!

This casting news is just super!

Even though Gal Gadot has yet to make her theatrical debut as Wonder Woman in the DC Comics Universe, her solo movie has already found its male lead.

The 30-year-old actress is set to star in Wonder Woman in 2017, and it looks like Chris Pine will be playing her love interest.

The Star Trek actor was cast in the super hero movie on Tuesday, and his contract even has a multi-picture deal — so DC must have a lot of faith in him!

[ Photos: Gal Gadot's Lingerie Pics Will Make Your Day! ]

Wonder Woman is set to be the fourth film in the comic book franchise, following Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, (where Gal will make her first appearance,) and the highly anticipated Suicide Squad.

Do U feel any chemistry between Chris and Gal??

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