Report recommends Secret Service ramp up protection of White House

Panel’s security review suggests raising height of fence and getting an outside director to solidify president’s safety after Omar Gonzalez breached security

The White House fence should be raised by up to five feet and new outside management brought in to shake up a failing security culture and prevent another intruder threatening the president, according to a damning report into the operations of the US Secret Service.

The long-awaited conclusions of the independent review panel claim that the team of uniformed and non-uniformed officers in charge of guarding the president are undertrained and “starved of leadership”, warning they also risk killing harmless intruders if urgent measures are not taken to better secure the building’s perimeter.

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colette x Patta x KangaROOS Woodhollow PxK

For this special three-way collaboration, Patta and KangaROOS have teamed up with the famed Parisian boutique to rework the Woodhollow silhouette. The boots are styled with colette’s approach in mind and incorporate durable nylon and premium leather materials constructed atop a heavy-duty rubber lug outsole. The signature colette blue uppers are accented with a checkered pattern and feature KangaROOS’ trademark pocket design on the ankle. Contrasting white eyelets accommodate the two-tone boot laces, while the leather padded collar offers a comfortable fit. The boots are finished off with rubber PxK branding and three-way tongue label. Each pair also comes with a branded USB stick containing an exclusive continuous mix especially created for this release.

The colette x Patta x KangaROOS Woodhollow PxK is now available exclusively at colette.

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Liverpool vs. Arsenal: Key Takeaways from Arsene Wenger’s Pre-Game Presser

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Theo Walcott could make an appearance during Arsenal‘s trip to Liverpool on Sunday.

The Gunners boss spoke ahead of an intriguing Premier League tie which pits two stuttering teams against each other. Arsenal travel to Anfield in sixth position, while their hosts are currently five points behind in 11th.

Wenger confirmed that Walcott, Nacho Monreal and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could all feature, as reported by Arsenal’s official Twitter account:

News surrounding Aaron Ramsey wasn’t so bright, however. Wenger admitted the Welsh midfielder could be absent until the new year, per James Olley of the London Evening Standard:

The manager noted the importance of the next couple of weeks, per Arsenal’s feed:

Wenger also highlighted the physical strain on new players who are perhaps used to receiving a winter break:

Liverpool posed a continual threat during their loss to United—posting 19 shots on goal, per WhoScored.com—but ultimately fell short due to defensive lapses and a lack of ruthlessness.

Raheem Sterling was one of the main culprits and missed a handful of glaring opportunities to get on the scoresheet, including a one-on-one with David De Gea in which he had an open goal to hit before taking an extra touch.

Sterling scored two during the midweek Capital One Cup victory over Bournemouth, though, keeping Wenger on high alert. The Arsenal boss believes Sterling has been important to Liverpool’s cause for some time now:

The two sides clashed prior to the start of the season when it became clear Barcelona were to sell Alexis Sanchez. Arsenal eventually snapped the Chilean up, leaving Liverpool to spend cash received for Luis Suarez on the likes of Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Lazar Markovic.

Sanchez has scored 13 and provided six assists in his 21 games for the Gunners, per WhoScored. Sterling is Liverpool’s most productive player with five goals and five assists, but successful strikes have generally been hard to come by for the entire squad.

Liverpool are a far cry from the side who beat Arsenal 5-1 last season, a loss which Wenger still feels today, per Kevin Palmer of the Sunday World:

Wenger admitted Liverpool have failed to muster the same ferocity this season, though, noted by Arsenal’s feed:

Defeat for either manager on Merseyside will produce great pressure. Brendan Rodgers has so far failed to show Liverpool are genuine top-four contenders after finishing second last year, while Wenger is only ever one defeat away from having his future scrutinised by sections of the Arsenal support.

Oxlade-Chamberlain claimed Wenger‘s players “have to stand up” and show their mettle, per Olley. This is certainly true of the upcoming fixture, in which both teams will be looking to boost their Christmas run with a huge three points.

Wenger‘s injury problems continue to change, rather than ease, ahead of an encounter which will force Arsenal to hold their nerve. It’s this type of difficult away trip which has seen the side slip so often in the past—highlighted by the loss at Stoke—meaning a memorable performance is needed to silence the Anfield crowd.

African migrants speak out about life in Israel’s detention centres

In September the supreme court ruled that Holot detention centre should close within 90 days. Still open as the deadline looms, a new short film captures the lives of Sudanese and Eritrean refugees sent to this centre deep in the Negev desert

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African migrants in Israel’s Holot detention centre – video

In September 2014 the Israeli supreme court ruled that the Holot detention centre should close within 90 days. But as the deadline looms, the centre shows no signs of closing. This new documentary by Walks of Life Film captures the lives of Sudanese and Eritrean refugees sent to this centre deep in the Negev desert, in a country which views them as illegal “infiltrators” Continue reading…
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