Month: August 2019

Directors of the board

Skateboarding is thriving now, but it’s taken the hard work of dedicated and bruised practitioners to build up momentum, Xing Wen reports. A low rumble, punctuated by the rhythmic “click, click, click” caused by the grouting between paving slabs. A scrape, a sharp “CLACK”, silence, and a clatter, followed...

Taiwan singer-songwriter Ara Kimbo to perform in Beijing

“I come from a small village, where we call our neighbors families. There are no orphans because though the children have lost their parents, they are raised by the local people. We don’t have rich meals but we are happy about what we have every day. Since the village...

US imposes sanctions on Iran’s FM amid tension

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that it has sanctioned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, amid high tension between the two sides. The US Treasury Department alleged that Zarif “acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the Supreme Leader of...

Discovering fantastic beasts in the Palace Museum

It’s easy enough to search for rare birds and exotic animals on the internet, or head directly to the zoo to satisfy your intrigue. But if Emperor Qianlong (1711-99) of the Qing Dynasty wanted to discover more about these fantastical creatures, he’d have to rely on picture albums. A...

Done deal as Man Utd set to sign midfielder ‘in coming hours’

Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Monaco teenager Hannibal Mejbri, according to reports. Mejbri, who played for Paris FC and AC Boulogne-Billancourt at youth level, is regarded as one of the top young talents in French football and is currently contracted until 2021. United have been linked...

Bournemouth sign Dutch winger from Club Brugge for £14m

Bournemouth have signed Holland winger Arnaut Danjuma from Club Brugge for an undisclosed fee. The 22-year-old is the Cherries’ fourth summer signing, following Lloyd Kelly, Jack Stacey and Philip Billing through the doors at Dean Court. Danjuma’s arrival will help offset injuries to David Brooks and Dan Gosling, with...

Spurs set to re-enter race for €50m forward with Milan move at risk

Tottenham could swoop in to land Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa with his potential move to AC Milan increasingly at risk of collapse, according to a report in Italy. Correa had been expected to join Milan in a €50m deal, but the Italian giants first had to sell Andre...

Brooks to miss first three months of season for Bournemouth

Bournemouth forward David Brooks is to undergo ankle surgery and miss the first three months of the new season. The Wales international rolled his ankle during Bournemouth’s 3-1 pre-season win at Brentford on Saturday. PA understands Brooks has been booked in for surgery this week, and the Cherries have...