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Voter Hjalmtyr Heiddal told AFP on Sunday that he “very happy” with the winning margin because “it means that 92 percent of Icelanders want this type of president who does not take sides and is simply neutral.” It is the second-highest margin of victory in the history of Iceland’s presidential elections. Vigdis Finnbogadottir, the first woman in the world to be democratically elected as head of state, holds the record, winning re-election in 1988 with 94.6 percent of the vote.In this parliamentary republic, the president is largely symbolic, but he or she does have the power to veto legislation or submit it to a referendum.There are no term limits — Johannesson’s predecessor Olafur Ragnar Grimsson served for five terms.However Johannesson has said he would limit himself to two or three terms at the most.Turnout for Saturday’s vote was 66.9 percent, dropping from 75.7 percent during Johannesson’s first election victory in 2016, when he became the country’s youngest president since independence in 1944.The coronavirus pandemic had not been expected to affect voting, as the country has been only mildly infected. It has reported 10 deaths, and currently has around 11 active cases.Challenger Jonsson is a former Wall Street broker close to Icelandic nationalists and a vocal fan of US President Donald Trump.He campaigned on wanting Iceland’s president to play a more active role by exercising the right to veto legislation campaigns, but struggled to gain traction with voters.”I send my congratulations to Gudni and his family,” Jonsson told public broadcaster RUV. Topics : The final results showed he took 92.2 percent of the 168,821 votes cast, crushing rightwing challenger Gudmundur Franklin Jonsson.”I am honored and proud,” the president told AFP in Reykjavik on election night.”This result of this election is, to me, proof of the fact that my fellow Icelanders… have approved of how I have approached this office.”The dominant win had been predicted by opinion polls, which had shown the president winning between 90 to 94 percent. Iceland’s President Gudni Johannesson has been reelected with a whopping 92 percent of the vote, according to final results released on Sunday. The former history professor won his second four-year term in the largely symbolic position in Saturday’s vote, the second election held by a European country after coronavirus lockdowns were lifted.Since suffering spectacular bank failures in 2008, the volcanic North Atlantic island of 365,000 inhabitants has recovered some economic and political stability, which worked in the 52-year-old independent’s favor.
Pepe is wanted by a host of clubs (Picture: Getty)Arsenal and Liverpool are one of four clubs to have agreed a deal in principle to sign Nicolas Pepe, according to reports in France.Pepe has emerged as one of this summer’s most sought after players after scoring 22 goals in Ligue 1 last season – a tally only bettered by Kylian Mbappe.A host of Premier League clubs have been linked with the Ivory Coast international, with Manchester United also monitoring the player’s situation and they could yet rival Liverpool and Arsenal.L’Equipe claim four sides have come to an agreement with Lille and it is down to the 24-year-old to decide his destination.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Four clubs have matched Lille’s asking price for Pepe (Picture: Getty)All the deals are believed to be in the region of £72million, with Serie A duo Inter Milan and Napoli the other two sides in the mix.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnited, who are already struggling to agree a fee with Leicester for Harry Maguire, have made their interest known, but are unable to make a concrete offer until they raise funds by offloading players.Lille president Gerard Lopez confirmed there were four offers on the table for Pepe, but did not name the clubs.‘For Pepe, we have received four acceptable offers from four big clubs. Napoli have made a bid for Pepe which satisfies our €80m (£72m) demand,’ he said. Arsenal and Liverpool agree deal in principle to sign Nicolas Pepe Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal and Liverpool have reportedly agreed a deal in principle (Picture: Getty)‘Up to the player now to decide where to go, with the contract offers made by the four clubs.‘Pepe will come back from holiday on Monday and I think he’ll decide in the middle of the week.’Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp played down fans’ expectations of a big signing this summer, but has been known to sanction big transfers when his top targets become available.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Jul 2019 10:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares
The first floating wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland project has arrived off Aberdeenshire, after setting sail from the project’s assembly base in Stord, Norway, last week.According to AIS data of vessels towing the turbine – mounted on its SPAR floating foundation – the first of five Siemens 6MW turbines is now near Buchan Deep.The remaining four are scheduled to be towed to Scotland by the end of July.In June, all five wind turbines were placed onto their respective SPAR floating foundations and moored in the fjord off Leirvik, where they have been undergoing final tests before being towed one by one to the installation site and installed in water depths of between 90 and 120 metres.The floating wind turbines have a total height of 258 meters, with 178 metres of the structures floating above water, and the remaining 80 metres submerged underwater.The five floating foundations have been built by the Spanish consortium between Navantia and Windar.The wind farm, owned by Statoil (75%) and Masdar (25%), is expected to be commissioned later this year.Watch the video of the first turbine being towed from Norway:Offshore WIND Staff
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EL PASO, Texas – MSD adds more awards for Stock Car drivers in its 12th season as a marketing partner with IMCA.The El Paso, Texas, manufacturer and distributor is new to the national decal program for the full-bodied division this year and gives $100 product certificates to top 10 drivers in final standings for both Stock Car regions.MSD also continues a comprehensive contingency awards program covering five divisions and the Deery Brothers Summer Series.“MSD is the overwhelming choice for IMCA ignition components and accessories and the quality of those products is the main reason why,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “They work hard to develop products to safeguard IMCA power plants and for this reason we endorse their products above all others in the field.”Top eligible drivers in each of the five Modified regions receive 6AL ignition control boxes and Blaster HVC coils; the runner-up gets a control box, third and fourth place drivers get universal spark plug wire sets and the fifth place driver receives a Blaster HVC coil.The top three eligible drivers in national point standings for the Late Models and in Deery Series standings receive a digital 6AL ignition control box, spark plug wire set and Blaster HVC coil, and universal plug wire set, respectively.Top drivers in the Stock Car regions get Ultimate HEI kits and a universal spark plug wire set. Runners-up receive a HEI module and the third place finishers receive universal spark plug wire sets.An 8728 Soft Touch rev control goes to the top eligible driver in both national Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods standings, with universal spark plug wire sets going to both second and third place drivers.Awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home office beginning in December.Drivers in all five divisions must compete with MSD products, display two MSD decals on their race car and return a sign-up form to the IMCA office by Aug. 1. Decal placement is also required for Stock Car drivers to be eligible for national point fund shares.Information about MSD products is available by calling 915 857-5200 and at the www.msdperformance.com website.
Fulham have completed the loan signing of Stuttgart midfielder William Kvist, with the Denmark international moving to Craven Cottage until the end of the season. Press Association The 28-year-old has been at Stuttgart for two-and-a-half years after moving to the Bundesliga outfit from FC Copenhagen and will now form part of Rene Meulensteen’s squad as the Dutchman looks to keep Fulham in the Barclays Premier League. During his time at Copenhagen Kvist played alongside Fulham skipper Brede Hangeland and admitted his compatriot had him sold on a move to west London. “I’m very pleased to have got the deal done and I’m looking forward to contributing to this fantastic Club,” he told the club’s official website. “Of course I’ve heard a lot of good things from Brede and it’s been a target of mine to come here so I’m delighted to be here really. “The Premier League is the biggest league in the world. I’ve played in the Bundesliga which is also a really nice league, but this is the biggest challenge you could get as a footballer – this is the motherland of football.” Kvist has already been involved with training with his new team-mates at the Cottagers’ Motspur Park training ground and is targeting an immediate place in the Fulham side that will host Southampton on Saturday. “Of course I would like to be involved against Southampton but the head coach (Meulensteen) will see if I’m fit and able to play,” added Kvist. “I think I am, although I haven’t played for Stuttgart this year, but I’m feeling fit and motivated. “I just had my first training session and it was perfect. It was good to get to know the guys and talk to Rene Meulensteen about the tactical concepts and what his ideas are so I’m very much looking forward to my time here.” The terms of the deal give Fulham the option to make the move permanent in the summer.
Nigel Pearson’s Leicester side earned plenty of plaudits for the way they dismantled United’s frail defence to come from two goals behind, but Moore reckons securing points on off-days is just as important in the Barclays Premier League. “After such a good result last week you always want to build on that and we didn’t,” the defender said. “Whatever division you play in, and any league in the world actually, if you concede two goals from set-pieces it is going to be disappointing and it is always going to be hard to get back from there. “Both teams were a bit too cautious at times and it did not look like pretty football but it is all about trying to grind results out which Crystal Palace did. “Maybe we need to learn how to win ugly, we got a lot of praise for the way we played against Man United but it is days like this that we need to get something from.” Despite good results against Arsenal and Everton, it was the win over United which saw Leicester become headline makers but Moore insists the players did not let that go to their heads. “We have all worked very hard in training, like any other week. “We just haven’t got the result we wanted and they were bad set-pieces to concede from but that is what has happened and we just need to forget about it. The Foxes travelled to Selhurst Park on the back of a famous 5-3 victory against Manchester United but could not reach those heights as two goals in three second-half minutes secured a first home win of the season for the hosts. Fraizer Campbell and Mile Jedinak both converted from set-pieces to secure a 2-0 victory and their own back-to-back wins after triumphing at Everton last week. Liam Moore believes Leicester need to learn the art of ‘winning ugly’ after a disappointing performance in Saturday’s defeat at Crystal Palace. Press Association “We have dealt with it (the spotlight) very well. We were confident coming into the season and have picked up a good amount of points, we really wanted to build on that but it didn’t happen.” Leicester will be looking to bounce back when they host fellow top-flight newcomers Burnley at the King Power Stadium next weekend. The Foxes finished nine points clear of Shaun Dyche’s side last season as both gained automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship. That form has carried over into the current campaign as Leicester have so far amassed eight points, five more than the Clarets and Moore is not expecting a hangover from the Palace defeat. “We have a strong team ethic,” he added. “It is something that the management staff drill into us, they say we can’t get too high or too low. We will probably pick out a few bad points from the performances on Monday and then it is out of the window and we move on because the Premier League is ruthless and you can’t dwell on anything too much.” Palace have now picked up eight points since Neil Warnock was appointed as Tony Pulis’ successor last month – and this was their first league win in front of their own fans this season. Record signing James McArthur has slotted straight into the midfield alongside Joe Ledley and Jedinak and felt the win over Leicester was important after beating Everton and with a tough run of games on the horizon. “It is massive,” he said of the win. “We know we are going to have a tough run coming up against the so-called bigger teams and to get that winning mentality going into those games is brilliant. “To get three points after Leicester getting a big win last week it was momentous really. We worked hard to get it. “We knew it was going to be tough today and they caused us problems now and then and we called upon our goalkeeper to make a great save and then sneaked in-front before quickly adding a second.”
The 28-year-old, who played for Sevilla, Racing Santander and in Italy with Padova, Bologna and Hellas Verona before moving to Villa Park, follows fellow defender Joe Bennett out of the club after the left-back joined Sky Bet Championship play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday this week. Press Association Aston Villa defender Jose Angel Crespo has joined Rayo Vallecano on loan until the end of the season, the Barclays Premier League club has announced. Crespo has endured an unsuccessful six months at Villa Park since signing from Cordoba in the summer, making just one league appearance in the 1-0 home defeat to Stoke in October, and the Spaniard has now returned to his homeland. Former boss Tim Sherwood gave him that opportunity but current manager Remi Garde has decided to stick with other players.
THE second edition of ExxonMobil U-14 schools football tournament will gain a boost from Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) under its Pepsi brand.During a press conference yesterday, Brand Executive, Larry Wills, explained that the company is more than happy to sponsor events of this nature.Wills said, “For the second year running, DDL under the Pepsi brand is proud to be a sponsor of the ExxonMobil U-14 schools football tournament.”“We were happy with the way it was executed last year and the decision to sponsor again was easy for us,” he added.Speaking on behalf of the Petra organisation, co-director Troy Mendonca believes that apart from putting money directly into the tournament DDL is also producing another spin-off benefit.“DDL and Pepsi’s contribution to this tournament is geared towards developing the youths, giving them a chance to play football at a level where there was not football a few years ago.”In saying a special thank you to DLL and Wills, Mendonca added that the organisation is hoping that this tournament has a bigger impact than the 2018 edition.The tournament is set to begin next Saturday at the Ministry of Education ground with a march past from 10:00hrs.