MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has posted a video of himself walking slowly through his offices and talking for 13 minutes straight, saying he is recovering from COVID-19. López Obrador has not been holding his famous, hours-long daily press conferences for the first time since he took office in December 2018, and he evidently misses the opportunity to talk. The president has been in isolation since testing positive for the coronavirus over the weekend. He said in the video posted Friday: “The doctors tell me I am getting through the critical stage. I am doing well.” He has been receiving treatment at his apartment in the colonial-era National Palace, where he also has offices.
(WBNG) — A town of Chenango man has been sentenced to more than a decade in jail for sex crimes against a child. Birt was arrested in August 2019 and pleaded guilty in January 2020. The victim was a girl less than 11-year-old, according to the district attorney’s office. The Broome County District Attorney’s Office says 70-year-old Larry G. Birt was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 10 years parole for 1st degree course of sexual conduct against a child. Broome County District Attorney Michael A. Korchak says its unlikely Birt will ever reoffend based on his age and prison sentence.
“There are no perfect games for everyone but I think we just have to use it as an example towards the future. It was a sign of our character, even if it was not our day. We will reflect on it on Tuesday and move forward. “We have a wonderful opportunity to continue in the Europa League and then we will focus back again on Fulham. The more you get to the end of the season the more inspiring it can be. Our rewards can be with the Europa League trophy and Champions League qualification – that is our main ambition.” Spurs are among the favourites for the Europa League after a 3-0 last-16 first-leg defeat of Inter Milan. Villas-Boas and his side travel to Milan this week for the return contest without the suspended Gareth Bale, but are still expected to be in Friday’s quarter-final draw. Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson hopes the San Siro contest will mark the start of another impressive sequence of results after an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions also came to an end. “It was disappointing but all we can do now is focus on the next game at Inter and make sure we go through,” Sigurdsson said on www.tottenhamhotspur.com. “We’ve been on an unbelievable run and sometimes things like this happen. “We have to make sure we stay together, regroup and get ready for the next game. Hopefully we can go on another run between now and the end of the season.” Andre Villas-Boas has called for his Tottenham side to swiftly move on from the end of their 12-match unbeaten run and refocus on winning the Europa League as well as clinching Champions League qualification. The 3-2 loss at Liverpool on Sunday halted Spurs’ streak in the Barclays Premier League and means fourth-placed Chelsea are two points behind Villas-Boas’ team with a game in hand. Misjudgements from Kyle Walker and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris contributed to Stewart Downing’s equaliser before Steven Gerrard converted the decisive penalty following a foul on Luis Suarez. “We did a couple of mistakes which we don’t normally do,” Villas-Boas said. Press Association