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Cardona guides Boca Juniors to rout of Aldosivi******
BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Colombia international midfielder Edwin Cardona scored one goal and set up another as Boca Juniors won 3-0 at Aldosivi in Argentina's Primera Division on Monday.。
Ezequiel Almendra struck a 16th-minute opener, heading home from close range after his own 17-yard drive rebounded off the crossbar.。
Cardona doubled the lead in the 71st minute with a cool first-time finish after Sebastian Villa's shot was parried away by goalkeeper Jose Devecchi.。
Boca completed the rout in the first minute of stoppage time when Cardona's superb 25-yard through ball released Villa, who rounded the goalkeeper and tapped in from point-blank range.。
The result leaves Boca sixth in the 26-team standings with 33 points from 20 matches, 13 points behind leaders River Plate. Aldosivi are 22nd with 21 points. Enditem。
Trump announces plans to launch social network******
Former US president Donald Trump on Wednesday announced plans to launch his own social network, in the latest push to reclaim his Internet dominance after he was banned from Twitter and Facebook in the wake of the Capitol insurrection.
The move is likely to further strengthen speculation that Trump is gearing up for another presidential run in 2024.
"TRUTH Social" will be owned by Trump Media & Technology Group, and is expected to begin its beta launch for "invited guests" next month. It is already available for pre-order on Apple's App Store, the group said in a statement.
TMTG also intends to launch a subscription video on-demand service that will feature "non-woke" entertainment programming and will be led by Scott St John, an executive producer from "America's Got Talent," it said.
For years, Trump, who wielded Twitter in particular as a rhetorical weapon during his presidency, has battled tech giants that he argues have wrongfully censored him. "I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech," Trump, banned from Twitter and Facebook for stoking the January 6 US Capitol attack, was quoted as saying in the statement on Wednesday.
"We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable."
US Congressional investigators are examining the January 6 attack, when thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol nine months ago in an effort to overturn President Joe Biden's election victory. They had been egged on by Trump, whose fiery speech earlier that day falsely claiming election fraud was the culmination of months of baseless claims about a contest he lost fairly to Biden.
The investigative committee has charged that Trump was "personally involved" in organizing the attack.
The free-speech fight escalated when the world's dominant social media platforms banned Trump as punishment for stirring up the mob that ransacked Congress.
Facebook banned Trump indefinitely on January 7, later narrowing the ban to two years.
Twitter quickly followed, permanently suspending Trump's account – which had more than 88 million followers at the time – due to the "risk of further incitement of violence."
China's Gao wins men's 500m race at ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Poland******
WARSAW, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- China's Gao Tingyu, a bronze medalist at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, won the men's 500m with a new track record of 34.265 seconds at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland on Friday.。
It is the first time for Gao, 24, to claim a World Cup title.。
Nearly three hundred skaters from 35 countries and regions take part in the competition that inaugurated the World Cup cycle, which is also Olympic qualifications.。
Gao showed a masterclass in the first race of the Division A at 500 meters. The silver and bronze went to Japanese Tatsuya Shinhama and Laurent Dubreuil from Canada respectively.。
In the 500m Division B race Yang Tao took the third place, behind home skaters Piotr Michalski and Damian Zurek. The 24-year-old crossed the line in 35.241. His compatriot Liu An was fifth with 35.351.。
Zhang Lina earned 16 points in the general classification after she took fifth position in the women's 500m Division B. The race was won by the Pole Andzelika Wojcik, Kimi Goetz from the United States was second. In the 500m Women Division A Jin Jingzhu achieved a sixth result, while her compatriot Tian Ruining was seventh.。
Two-time world champion Irene Schouten turned out to be the best at the women's 5,000m. The Dutch set a new track record with 4:4.009. Canadian Isabelle Weidermann and Italian Francesca Lollobrigida also stood on the podium.。
Sweden's Nils van der Poel took gold in the men's 5,000m Division A, followed by Ten Jan-Bloemen and Patrick Roest. Enditem。