WATFORD VS ARSENAL

first_imgWATFORD (4-4-2)GOMES, NYOM PRODL, CATHCART, AKE, ANYA, CAPOUE, BEHRAMI, ABDI, DEENEY, IGHALOARSENAL (4-2-3-1)WALCOTT, SANCHEZ, OZIL, RAMSEY,CAZORLA, COQUELIN,MONREAL, GABRIEL, MERTESACKER, BELLERIN, CECHArsenal are second in the Barclays Premier League after beating Manchester United in style last time out, winning 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium, when all goals came in a remarkable 20-minute spell.Having won 5-2 in their previous game, at Leicester City, the Gunners have scored eight goals in two games, more than the five they netted in their other six league games this season.The win over United gives the Gunners 16 points, two fewer than leaders Manchester City, and five more than they had at this stage last season. However, in 2014 they had 19 at this stage and still failed to win the title, finishing fourth.Arsenal’s training ground is next to Watford’s in the county of Hertfordshire, just north of London. Indeed, Watford’s HQ was formerly used by the Gunners, but that is where the similarities stop.Newly promoted Watford have had a reasonable start to life back in the Premier League, winning two games, at home to Swansea and at Newcastle, taking them to 12th place.last_img read more

Jury selection begins in trial of alleged spy

first_img“Do you have a sense about the immigration of Chinese people into Southern California?” defense attorney Ronald Kaye asked a woman who was among about 75 prospects questioned. “I work with Asians so I feel that they are hardworking people,” said the woman, who appeared to be of Southeast Asian descent. The Chinese-born defendant, Chi Mak, 66, a U.S. citizen since 1985, is accused of conspiracy to export U.S. defense secrets to China, possession of property in aid of a foreign government and failure to register as a foreign agent. He could get more than 50 years in prison, if convicted. Kaye asked several prospective jurors about their opinions on the Chinese economy, military and history including Mao Zedong. “They’re going to be stronger and stronger as time goes by. … Obviously that could be a problem in the future,” said man who identified himself as a supermarket employee. He was dismissed. The defense also excused a woman whose father served in the Korean War, a woman who remarked about China’s “huge market” for goods, and an infrastructure technology worker who expressed concern about China’s use of resources. Mak was an engineer at Power Paragon, an Anaheim-based subsidiary of L-3 Communications, the nation’s sixth-largest defense company. According to prosecutors, Mak took documents from Power Paragon, copied them to computer disks and encrypted them with the help of his brother, Tai Wang Mak of Alhambra, and nephew, Billy Mak, before trying to pass them to a Chinese contact. Tai Mak and his wife, Fuk Heung Li, were arrested in 2005 at the Los Angeles airport as they were about to fly to China. Li, Tai Mak, Billy Mak and Rebecca Laiwah Chiu, the wife of Chi Mak, have all pleaded not guilty to the same charges as Chi Mak and await trial. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA ANA – Prospective jurors were questioned Tuesday for service in the federal trial of a Chinese-American engineer from Downey accused of stealing military secrets and conspiring to send them to China. The judge and attorneys asked about a wide range of issues including views on immigration, China’s role in the world, the U.S. Navy, protection of military technology and occupations. U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney asked an elderly Asian woman if she would have difficulty being impartial. “I’m from Taiwan so China is … against us,” said the woman, who also referred to China as “my enemy.” The judge dismissed her. last_img read more