After New York Times revelations, Trump says he paid millions in taxes

first_imgThe Republican president, who will face Democratic rival Joe Biden on Tuesday night for their first presidential debate, said he had “extraordinary assets” and boasted a “very IMPRESSIVE” financial statement.Trump has hundreds of millions of dollars in debt amid chronic business losses that he uses to avoid paying taxes, the Times reported. It said it has obtained tax-return data covering more than two decades for Trump and his businesses.Trump’s reported debts raise national security issues, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, as the public deserves to know to whom he owes money because it could be used as leverage against him. “To me this is a national security question,” she told MSNBC.Trump departed from decades of tradition among presidents and presidential candidates when he refused to release his federal income tax returns the first time he ran for president in 2016.He says it is because he is under audit by the Internal Revenue Service but the agency has said there is no reason he cannot release his taxes while under audit.  US President Donald Trump said on Monday he paid “many millions of dollars in taxes” and that he had many more assets than debt, but did not provide evidence or promise to release any financial statements before the Nov. 3 election.In a series of Twitter posts, the Republican president responded to a New York Times report that he paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, after years of reporting heavy losses from his business enterprises.”I paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was entitled, like everyone else, to depreciation & tax credits,” he wrote. “I am extremely under leveraged – I have very little debt compared to the value of assets.” Topics :last_img read more

COVID-19 cases in prioritized provinces decrease, but still high: Task force

first_img“Deaths in the prioritized provinces accounted for 77.6 percent of the national figure. The number had increased to 80.4 percent by Sept. 20 but has decreased to 80.1 percent as of Sunday,” Wiku said during a press briefing on Thursday.Read also: COVID-19: Aceh, Bali added to list of prioritized provincesMeanwhile, the number of recovered patients in prioritized regions had decreased from 80.1 percent of the nationwide figure on Sept. 13 to 79.3 percent on Sunday.Wiku added that active cases were declining in all prioritized provinces except South Sulawesi, where they had increased from 20.7 percent on Sept. 13 to 23.9 percent on Sunday, and Papua, where active cases rose from 22.7 percent to 35.7 percent in the corresponding period.The spokesperson reasserted the importance of adhering to strict health protocols, emphasizing that washing one’s hands with soap could reduce transmission risks to 35 percent. Meanwhile, wearing a cloth and surgical mask could lower the chance of getting infected by 45 and 70 percent, respectively.Maintaining a safe physical distance was also important and reduces the risk of infection by 85 percent, said Wiku.Topics : The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have decreased in 10 prioritized provinces, but the figure remains high at 67.6 percent of the official nationwide tally, according to the national COVID-19 task force.Regions prioritized for COVID-19 handling are Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sumatra, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Papua, Banten and Aceh.Task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said the number of confirmed cases in the 10 provinces had decreased from 71.8 percent of the total cases nationwide on Sept. 13 to 67.6 percent on Sunday.last_img read more

Unai Emery explains Arsenal team selection v Tottenham after benching Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgUnai Emery explains Arsenal team selection v Tottenham after benching Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Unai Emery arrives at Wembley ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Tottenham (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has explained his Arsenal team selection for the north London derby against Tottenham after benching Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Ozil played a starring role in the 5-1 victory over Southampton on Wednesday but drops to the bench for Arsenal’s trip to Wembley today.Arsenal top goalscorer Aubameyang joins Ozil on the bench, with Emery opting to start Alexandre Lacazette up front.Asked about his team selection before the game, Emery said: ‘[We want to] play with fresh players, energy, high energy.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘After our quality can start or be on the bench because in 90 minutes you play small matches.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We need all the players with big motivation to play. We are in a good way and today is a big challenge.’Tottenham are without Harry Winks but Mauricio Pochettino says the midfielder’s injury is not a ‘big issue’.‘We trust our squad and it’s a massive opportunity for Victor Wanyama,’ the Spurs boss said. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Mar 2019 12:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link370Shares Advertisement Comment Mesut Ozil will start from the bench (Picture: Getty)‘We are disappointed for Winks but hope for the next few games he will be available. It isn’t a big issue.’Tottenham were mooted as Premier League title contenders last month but lost successive games to fall nine points adrift of leaders Liverpool.If Arsenal win today, they will move to within one point of their north London rivals.Goalkeeper Bernd Leno, speaking at Wembley, said: ‘I’m not sure if there’s a good or bad time to play against Spurs because this game is always special.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisementlast_img read more

Solskjaer reveals Alexis Sanchez fears and names return date for injured Manchester United star

first_img Comment Advertisement Alexis Sanchez is struggling at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he is not ‘100 per cent sure’ struggling Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez will rediscover his form upon his return from injury.The Chile international suffered knee ligament damage in United’s Premier League victory over Southampton last weekend and is set for a lengthy stint in the treatment room.Solskjaer hopes Sanchez will be able to return in about a month, when United begin a period which sees them face the likes of Everton, Manchester City and Chelsea.But Manchester United’s caretaker boss has revealed his fears over Sanchez’s return, admitting he is unsure whether he will be able to rediscover his form at the end of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘Alexis is coming back on Sunday,’ Solskjaer said on Friday morning. ‘He’s not been on grass yet.‘He’s been seeing his people in Barcelona… he’s still a few weeks away so if we get to round about Everton, City, Chelsea…  in that period he’ll probably be available.’Asked whether he was confident Sanchez will return to form, Solskjaer added: ‘I hope so.‘You can never be 100 per cent sure but Alexis is such a determined lad, he loves football and is doing everything he can to get back and show his best side.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Mar 2019 10:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link415Shares United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Picture: Getty)Solskjaer also provided an injury update on striker Romelu Lukaku, who sustained a foot injury in the Champions League victory against PSG, before playing through the pain against Arsenal at the weekend.‘He’s had a sore foot this week he’s being assessed, so hopefully he’ll get through today,’ United’s interim boss added.‘Phil Jones is back, there have been so many players out, Anthony (Martial) is back, Ander (Herrera) has been training, Jesse (Lingard) has been training and we’ve got a decision to make tomorrow on who’s match fit.’Manchester United face Premier League rivals Wolves in the quarter-final of the FA Cup on Saturday evening.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Solskjaer reveals Alexis Sanchez fears and names return date for injured Manchester United starlast_img read more

Unai Emery wants to sign Eric Bailly in massive revamp of Arsenal defence

first_imgThe Ivory Coast international is surplus to requirements at Man United (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has made Eric Bailly his top target to strengthen Arsenal’s leaky defence this summer and believes he can snap up the Manchester United defender for a cut-price fee.The 25-year-old centre-back had a promising first season at the club under Jose Mourinho but soon lost his place, while he has also failed to impress Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since the Norwegian took charge.Despite United’s own problems at the back, Bailly has only started one Premier League match since the turn of the year and has not even made an appearance since the start of March. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Apr 2019 11:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link386Shares Comment Emery has been frustrated by Arsenal’s defending and wants reinforcements (Picture: Getty)But The Sun report that Emery is a huge fan of the Ivory Coast international and is ‘desperate’ to bring him in as part of a massive revamp of Arsenal’s back-line.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners were once again ripped apart against Wolves, with the hosts scoring three times in a ruthless first half to dent Arsenal’s top-four hopes.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 CityEmery has been an admirer of former Villarreal defender Bailly for some time, having faced off against him while in charge of Sevilla.The north Londoners believe they will be able to get Bailly for a bargain price, with Solskjaer happy to sell and raise funds for incomings of his own. Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Unai Emery wants to sign Eric Bailly in massive revamp of Arsenal defence Bailly has failed to win over Solskjaer and will be allowed to leave the club (Picture: Getty)Arsenal intend to open negotiations at £20million, which is significantly less than United paid to sign him back in 2016.French side Lyon are also interested in Bailly and could rival the Gunners, with United preferring to sell aboard rather than strengthen a rival, while they have an existing relationship after selling Memphis Depay and Rafael in recent years.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 errorslast_img read more

Arsenal and Tottenham interested in Thomas Strakosha with Lazio ready to consider offers

first_imgArsenal and Tottenham interested in Thomas Strakosha with Lazio ready to consider offers Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Jun 2019 10:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link18Shares Advertisement Thomas Strakosha has caught the eye for Lazio (Picture: LightRocket via Getty Images)Arsenal and Tottenham are tracking Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha this summer, with the 24-year-old reportedly interested in a move to the Premier League.The Albania international has become a fixture in the Lazio side over the last two-and-a-half years, making 122 appearances for the Rome club.According to Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool were interested in his services last year, but chose to move for Alisson Becker instead.However, there are still suitors from the Premier League with both north London sides weighing up moves for the stopper.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Strakosha won the Coppa Italia with Lazio this year (Picture: Getty Images)Gazzetta report that Lazio do not want to let their first choice keeper go, but would be willing to do a deal for the right price – that price is thought to be around €25m (£22m).AdvertisementAdvertisementThat is pretty much the same amount of money Arsenal paid for Bernd Leno last summer, so they may be put off by paying the same price for a number two goalkeeper.Spurs have money to spend after reaching the Champions League final and making it back into the competition for next season and are looking for a long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris in goal.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 CityStrakosha finished the season with an Achilles problem which saw him play through the pain to win the Coppa Italia with Lazio, keeping a clean sheet as his side won 2-0 over Atalanta.The 6 ft 4 in stopper began his career at Greek club Panionios, from where Lazio snapped him up for a small fee as a 17-year-old.He is under contract until 2022 so Lazio are under no pressure to let their number one leave, although Gazzetta suggest that he is very tempted by a move to England.MORE: Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze responds to Arsenal transfer speculationMORE: Manchester United ask about Joao Cancelo in talks with Juventus over Paul Pogbalast_img read more

Liverpool and Arsenal submit offers to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe

first_imgLiverpool and Arsenal submit offers to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe Nicolas Pepe is wanted by Liverpool and Arsenal (Getty Images)Arsenal and Liverpool have submitted offers to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, according to reports in France.The 24-year-old is one of the most in-demand attackers this summer following his impressive season for Lille in which he scored 22 goals in Ligue 1.Lille are open to selling their star player but are holding out for an €80 million (£70.9m) transfer fee following interest from several clubs.According to L’Equipe, Lille have received concrete offers from Liverpool, Arsenal and Inter for Pepe and are now waiting for the winger’s representatives to reveal their decision.ADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that all three clubs have tabled bids in the region of €80m (£70.9m). Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jul 2019 10:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link119Shares Advertisement Pepe scored 22 goals in Ligue 1 last season (AFP/Getty Images)But Lille will also open negotiations with Atletico Madrid and Napoli in the event that Pepe rejects a move to Liverpool, Arsenal or Inter.AdvertisementAdvertisementEarlier this month, reports claimed that Pepe had not made a decision over his future but the midfielder would prioritise a move to Paris Saint-Germain if it was on the table.PSG have not yet submitted a bid but could make a move if Barcelona are successful in re-signing Neymar.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 CityLiverpool, meanwhile, have only signed sign 17-year-old centre-back Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle for an initial £1.3m this summer and the defender is expected to start his career at Anfield with the academy side.Jurgen Klopp has already admitted that Liverpool could potentially end up not signing a new first-team player before the transfer window closes on August 8.‘I said already, we have to think about everything and in the end maybe we do nothing, but we will see,’ the Liverpool manager said earlier this week.‘Of course, as you can imagine, we will have a look at all the things around us.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

‘Give him the armband’ – Rob Holding refuses to sign Tottenham shirt and Arsenal fans love it

first_imgCaptain material 😂— Usismama (@Usismamayo) July 23, 2019More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal 1/1 Read More SPONSORED 1 min. story Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Top articles Rob Holding refused to sign a Tottenham shirt while on Arsenal’s pre-season tour of America (Picture: Arsenal Twitter)Arsenal fans believe Rob Holding has announced himself as an ideal candidate to succeed Laurent Koscielny as club captain after he refused to sign a Tottenham shirt during the pre-season tour of America.The 23-year-old impressed during the first half of last season, cementing a place in Unai Emery’s starting XI before he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury following a clash with Marcus Rashford last November.Arsenal are hopeful the former Bolton defender will have recovered in time to make his first team return by the end of September which would represent a welcome boost given the uncertainty surrounding Koscielny’s future and Emery’s failure thus far to sign a new centre-half this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘When he decided not to come here with us on tour, the solution is now only for the club and him,’ Emery said following last night’s penalty shootout defeat against Real Madrid. ‘He decided to be out.ADVERTISEMENT Skip Coming Next Read More My captain— gunners guru 19 (@GuruGunners) July 23, 2019 by Metro Read More Comment Read More CAPTAIN HIM RIGHT NOW— Jack Simmons (@JackSimmons101) July 23, 2019 PLAY Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisement / About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 2:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Video Settings Full Screen 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‘I respect him but I have a responsibility, he has a responsibility, and the club have their responsibility. Now it’s an issue only for the club and him.‘My idea is to continue with the players we are working with, and the players that want to be here.’Koscielny’s likely departure will leave something of a leadership vacuum at Arsenal, but many Gooners believe Holding it capable of stepping into the breach after turning down a request to put his moniker to a Spurs shirt…Just give him the armband.— ❄ (@AmaechiSZN) July 23, 2019 Read More struggling Manchester United captain Harry… ‘Give him the armband’ – Rob Holding refuses to sign Tottenham shirt and Arsenal fans love it Advertisement Skip Adlast_img read more

Arsenal boss Unai Emery not ready to dislodge Sokratis or David Luiz for Rob Holding

first_imgHolding is poised to return to action (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has not given Rob Holding any playing assurances ahead of his return to action, according to reports.Holding is poised to end a ten-month injury nightmare this month and is hopeful he will be involved in Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.Arsenal are in need of defensive reinforcements after David Luiz and Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ dismal start to the season.Luiz and Sokratis have been guilty of a host of individual errors, with both centre-backs enduring a woeful game in the 2-2 draw with Watford last weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarryTuesday 17 Sep 2019 12:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Emery reflects on ‘frustrating’ 2-2 draw with WatfordTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenEmery reflects on ‘frustrating’ 2-2 draw with Watfordhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-frustrating-2-2-draw-watford-2006290/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Emery was not prepared to offer Holding any guarantees about his place or if he would be ahead of Luiz and Sokratis in the centre-back pecking order.However, before Holding picked up his serious knee injury last December, the 23-year-old was a starter under Emery and his return will put further pressure on Sokratis and Luiz.After the a calamitous display against Watford, Sokratis accepted responsibility for Arsenal throwing away a two-goal lead.‘It was my mistake for something simple that I don’t have to do. This was the problem why we lose the three points,’ he said.‘This is all about our responsibility and we have to do better. It was my mistake and without my mistake, we would take three points.‘The other guys tried their best. I don’t have to do this mistake.’Should Unai Emery drop David Luiz?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMore: 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 Luiz and Sokratis are under pressure at Arsenal (Picture: Rex Features)Arsenal were 2-0 up against the Hornets, but Sokratis sparked a spectacular collapse by giving the ball away in his own box.AdvertisementAdvertisementTom Cleverley accepted the gift to cut the deficit in half before Watford completed the comeback from the spot after Luiz had given away a penalty.Despite the crisis at the back, the Daily Mail claim Emery has not told Holding he will replace one of the under-pressure duo. Arsenal boss Unai Emery not ready to dislodge Sokratis or David Luiz for Rob Holdingcenter_img Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Unai Emery could lose Arsenal job if Gunners fail to qualify for Champions League

first_imgArsenal have made it clear to Emery he must achieve Champions League football (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi, told a fans’ forum on Thursday that they’ve made it clear to Emery what his objectives are this season.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We said to Unai that we just missed out on qualifying for the Champions League last year, but this year, with a stronger squad, we expect you to do that,’ said Sanllehi.Missing out on the Champions League for a third consecutive season is likely to take Arsenal’s losses over that period to around £100m and they can ill-afford to remain outside of Europe’s elite competition.The Gunners broke their transfer record to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille for around £72m lats summer but the Ivorian has struggled at the Emirates.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEmery has been backed in the transfer market and in his decisions over the long-term look of the Gunners’ squad.The Spaniard instructed the board to withdraw their contract offer to Aaron Ramsey last term and they’ve backed his decision to ostracise Mesut Ozil from the squad.The German has been left out of the last three matchday squads and the club will listen to offers for him in January.Ozil is unlikely to return to the squad after the international break, when Arsenal face Sheffield United away.MORE: Manchester United suffer another injury blow with Paul Pogba set to be sidelined until November Advertisement Comment Unai Emery has a two-year deal at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal could decide against extending Unai Emery’s contract at the end of the season should the Gunners fail to qualify for the Champions League.The Spaniard signed a two-year deal with the club in 2018 and the Gunners have the option of extending his contract by a further 12 months.The board were satisfied with Emery’s performance during his first year in charge and feel that he was unlucky not to finish with a Champions League spot, be it via the Premier League or through the Europa League.However, having backed Emery in the summer, the club now expect Arsenal to finish in the top four and the Times claim the Spaniard could leave the club if they fail to do so.ADVERTISEMENT Unai Emery could lose Arsenal job if Gunners fail to qualify for Champions League Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 12 Oct 2019 8:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more