Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill extending the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and the United States a week before the pact was due to expire. Both houses of the Russian parliament voted unanimously Wednesday to extend the New START treaty for five years. Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden had discussed the nuclear accord a day earlier, and the Kremlin said they agreed to complete the necessary extension procedures in the next few days. The pact’s extension doesn’t require congressional approval in the U.S., but Russian lawmakers had to ratify the move before Putin could sign off on Friday.
Liverpool’s failure to get past the Champions League’s last 16 for the first time in three years is expected to cost them more than £30million. Jurgen Klopp had won all 10 of his previous knockout fixtures as Liverpool manager and the financial rewards of reaching the Champions League final in 2018 – then winning the tournament 12 months ago – have been huge. Liverpool’s failure to reach the next stage of the Champions League could cost them £30m They received £54.7million in prize money for beating Tottenham last June but elimination at the first knockout stage will have a considerable impact – last year’s figures showed they pocketed a combined £31.1million for beating Bayern Munich, Porto and Barcelona on the road to Madrid. Liverpool have been through their most difficult month of the campaign, with Atletico Madrid beating them home and away in the Champions League and Chelsea knocking them out of the FA Cup. Watford also ruined their hopes of going through the Premier League season unbeaten. The defending champions were knocked out by an excellent display from Atletico Madrid It should not be forgotten, though, that Liverpool are only six points away from being crowned domestic champions for the first time since 1990 and Virgil van Dijk insists the disappointment of losing in Europe will not have a lasting impact. ‘We’re talking about six points,’ said Van Dijk. ‘But we’ll be playing Everton away, a very tough match, and Crystal Palace at home, always a tricky opponent, and then City. And an international break in between. Anything can happen. But we should stay very confident. Had Adrian not made such a glaring error, Liverpool would – in all likelihood – have beaten Atleti 2-0. Last year, Liverpool picked up £54.7million in prize money for beating Tottenham in the final Read Also: Llorente: We have defended with our lives in Liverpool win The Spaniard will remain in goal at Goodison Park on Monday night and his team-mates are not holding the mistake against him. ‘Anyone can make a mistake,’ said Van Dijk. ‘It happens. But Adrian’s misjudgement seemed to turn the game around. I’m not going to say anything about that. You win together, you lose together. Things happen in matches. We lost. That’s tough to take.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s Daughter8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way
LEARNING EXPERIENCE “When you have two jockeys competing strongly, the fans get involved and that plays a big role in everything. You have to stay focused to be successful or you won’t make it. But he (Halledeen) will learn from this experience,” Ellis added. Ellis’ who surpassed 1,000 winners this year (now 1,033), is sixth on the all-time list for local riders. He, along with all-time leading jockey Winston ‘Fanna’ Griffiths, are the only riders still active locally who have won all five classics. However, he is disappointed that Caymanas Track Limited or the Jamaica Racing Commission failed to acknowledge his 1,000 winners milestone. “My career has been very good and I thank all supporters and fans who have been there throughout. No matter the criticism, they remained die-hard Shane Ellis fans and I love those people. Not that I do not love the people that criticise me, because when they criticise me it helps me to get better. “But what I was surprised about and very disappointed with was that I went past a 1,000 wins this year and they didn’t recognise it,” he commented. Ellis graduated as an apprentice jockey in 1996 with high expectations and it was no surprise when he won his first classic and first championship in 2000. The ‘Canterman’ has ridden 14 classic winners to date, including four 1000 Guineas with RAY OF HOPE 2000, LATONIA 2004, SAINT CECELIA 2009 and NIPHAL 2011. Two 2000 Guineas – ROYAL IMAGE 2008 and WILLIE GOLDSMITH 2013. Three Derby wins – AWESOME POWER 2001, TYPEWRITER 2012 and RELAMPAGO 2014. His Oaks wins came aboard LATONIA 2004, SAINT CECELIA 2009 and RAEVEN RANAE 2013) and he won the St Leger with TYPEWRITER 2012 and RELAMPAGO 2014. He has also had success in the Superstakes with PITTACUS 2003 and TYPEWRITER 2014. It may be a surprise to many that when Shane ‘Canterman’ Ellis topped this year’s jockeys’ championship with 83 wins, it was only the second title for the Caymanas Park favourite. The son of former three-time champion Winston Ellis, the ‘Canterman’ has a well-deserved reputation having won all of the major trophies at Caymanas Park in his two decades of riding. Ellis, who has had riding experience in Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago, says he has never really focused his attention on winning jockeys’ titles, just the big races and getting as many wins as possible each year. And at the start of the 2015 season, his focus was very much the same, until midway through the year when observers realised he was Robert Halledeen’s (second with 71 wins) main threat for the championship. “At the start of the season, I wasn’t even thinking about the championship. I was thinking about winning classics. But as time went by, I was always close to the leaders and people were saying that I cannot win the championship. So I had to prove a point to the fans who doubted Shane Ellis,” he told The Gleaner. But although he answered the critics, there are those who now say the two-time champion jockey cannot repeat the feat in 2016, and he is determined more than ever to make it two-in-a-row next year. “I was focused this year and next year, I will be even more focused. I can do it again,” he insisted. Dane Nelson (before he left for Canada), Omar Walker, and Halledeen all held the lead at various times. Ellis, however, took charge in the last four months of the year to hold off a late challenge from Halledeen.