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Articles from May 4, 2004

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An Easy Diva - at Seventy-Odd; WORLD
Byline: SUE STEWARD Omara Portuondo, Festival Hall OMARA Portuondo leaped from entertaining mojito-happy tourists in Havana clubs to the mythological Buena Vista Social Club, and from there to an unimagined second career as a solo singer. She's...
An Enduring Image; Ormer Evening Standard Athletics Correspondent Neil Allen Recalls the Day He Watched Roger Bannister Break the Four-Minute Mile 50 Years Ago This Week
Byline: NEIL ALLEN FON THURSDAY evening, watching athletes race for fun at Oxford University's Iffley Road athletics ground, it will be moving to reflect that exactly 50 years ago I was right there, perfectly positioned in the middle of the oval...
Anything to Avoid a Pregnant Teenager
Byline: AMANDA PLATELL CALL it sterilisation, or whatever you want, the news that sexually active girls under the age of 16 are now being given contraceptive implants to stop them getting pregnant for up to three years is good news. Isn't it...
Are We Really All Doomed the Day after Tomorrow? A New Blockbuster, the Day after Tomorrow, Suggests Global Warming Will Destroy Us. Here, Dr Jeremy Leggett, Formerly with Greenpeace and Now Running Solar Power Company Solar Century, Answers the Burning Questions LONDON JOBS
Byline: ANASTASIA STEPHENS Q The Government last week warned that four million people face the prospect of flooded homes - does that sound accurate? A YES it is realistic. But remember that these studies are national and the problem is global....
Attacked for Accidentally Stepping on a Boy's Foot; Man Critical after Row at Tube Station
Byline: ROB MCNEIL;MATHEUS SANCHEZ A MAN is fighting for his life after being punched to the ground for accidentally stepping on a child's foot. Police said Vipaul Prasanna's condition is critical with massive head injuries after the attack,...
Baby Is an Observer; Books
Byline: JONATHAN REE GLYPH by Percival Everett (Faber [pounds sterling]6.99) SMALL children can be quite alarming. We may expect them to be impressed by our superior intelligence and strength, or at least our ability to drive. But what if they...
Bart Simpson to Earn [Pounds Sterling]3m; Voices of Cartoon Back at Work after 100% Rise
Byline: PAUL SIMS THE VOICES behind The Simpsons have called off their strike after being promised a 100 per cent pay rise, it emerged today. The deal, which is said to be worth about $5.5 million a year ([pounds sterling]3.1 million) for each...
Behind Closed Doors; LONDON JOBS
Byline: DAVID HURST A recent report said domestic violence had reached "crisis point" with one in four women being attacked. The Government is updating the law to help victims - but is it enough? Here, one of those who has suffered bravely speaks...
Blair Echoes Thatcher's Clarion Call as He Starts Battle for Local Councils
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN TONY BLAIR today echoed Margaret Thatcher by declaring: "Where there has been despair, we put hope." The Prime Minister launched Labour's local election campaign with the words from St Francis of Assisi that she quoted on...
Booked in 60 Seconds; That's How Long It Took a Warden to Ticket Our (Illegally) Parked Car in Westminster. and It Was Almost as Bad in Hampstead and Covent Garden
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS;VALENTINE LOW HAVE YOU ever felt that parking attendants are out to get you? That whenever you park your car they are lurking round the corner, waiting, watching - ready to pounce at the slightest infringement? That you...
'Brawling Liam Was High on Cocaine'; OASIS STAR MAY FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES OVER FIGHT THAT WRECKED CLUB
Byline: ALLAN HALL LIAM GALLAGHER was high on cocaine and alcohol when he took part in a brawl in which he allegedly attacked a German police officer. The Oasis frontman could face criminal charges after tests revealed he had significant traces...
Casting Light on Darkness; Books: It Is through Storytelling That Love Is Kept Alive
Byline: JUSTINE PICARDIE LIGHTHOUSEKEEPING by Jeanette Winterson (Fourth Estate, [pounds sterling]15) TO have written as successful a first novel as Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit could be seen as both a blessing and a curse; but Jeanette Winterson...
Caught on Camera: Estate Agent in Valuation Scam; He Tricks Sellers and Makes [Pounds Sterling]1,000 a Time
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL A ROGUE estate agent has been caught on camera volunteering to trick sellers into accepting rock-bottom prices for their homes in return for a [pounds sterling]1,000 bribe. Ben Melia was filmed telling an undercover BBC...
Chelsea Warned; Parker: We'll Never Have a Better Shot at Euro Glory
Byline: MATT HUGHES SCOTT PARKER today warned his Chelsea team-mates that they may never get a better chance to win the European Cup. But their assault on next year's competition could be strengthened by two major signings - David Trezeguet from...
China Searches for a Soft Landing as Boom Becomes Just Too Hot
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH CHINA'S workers and their families are on holiday this week for extended May Day celebrations, but political leaders in Beijing are certain to be working overtime to ensure the country's booming economy does not overheat....
Condoms - and the Rest; Health & Fitness: Medical Notes
Byline: DR MARK PORTER REPORTS over the bank holiday that doctors have sterilised hundreds of young girls to meet government targets have incensed GPs and family-planning clinics across the country, not least because they are utter nonsense. ...
Dawn to Dawn Chorus; POP
Byline: DAVID SMYTH Carling Live 24 MOST rock bands are nocturnal, so the idea of participating in a series of concerts beginning at seven in the morning must have been about as appealing to them as a clean shirt and tie. Young dance rockers...
Delays Hit Olympic Security
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER ATHENS will start the biggest security operation in Olympic history by sweeping venues for bombs more than three weeks before the opening ceremony of this summer's Games, it emerged today. Security plans, seen by Standard...
'Dirty Tricks' Row as Lib-Dems Link Norris to Crash; LEAFLET SHOWS TORY MAYORAL CANDIDATE WITH PHOTO OF POTTERS BAR RAIL VICTIM
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THE RACE to be London's Mayor was plunged into a "dirty tricks" row today when the Liberal Democrats directly linked Tory candidate Steve Norris to the Potters Bar train crash. An emotive campaign leaflet carries a graphic...
'Drink-Driver Took Away Our Girl. Now Law Must Change'; MOTHER'S FIGHT FOR MOTORING REFORMS AFTER CRASH KILLS DAUGHTER AND FRIEND
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA AT 21, Natalie McCabe had everything to live for. She adored her job as a nursery nurse, had a whirlwind social life and was about to make the final payment on the much-loved red Mini she had saved for so long to buy. But...
Education Notes; London Jobs
Schools face parental cheating Parents are willing to lie or bribe their children's way into good schools, according to a recent YouGov poll. According to the research, more than a quarter of parents would consider faking religious commitment...
Europe Comes to Britain
Dirty hospitals The Mirror's duty THE LAST rivets of the Iron Curtain were scattered to the four winds this weekend, as Poland, Hungary and six other former Soviet satellites and republics (plus Cyprus and Malta) joined the European Union, and won...
Fans Don't Quite Raise the Roof; THEATRE
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads, National's Cottesloe THERE is little more likely to stimulate violent strains of xenophobia than an international football match in which England is doing badly. In Roy Williams's disturbing...
FA: We Did Not Bow to Wenger's Demands
Byline: PAUL THOMSON THE Football Association have denied that they moved the date of next season's FA Cup final in response to lobbying from Arsene Wenger. Wenger, who was unhappy that Arsenal had to face Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final...
Flying like Daddy; 'My Father Was in the RAF, So as a Little Girl I Wanted to Be a Pilot' LONDON JOBS
Byline: JUSTINE SPELLER Being a pilot is wellpaid, you see the world and there's no bar to women. One of the first was Kathy McDonald, 40, who has been flying BA airliners for 15 years. She says: WHEN I first joined BA, I think I was the seventh...
From Arts to Royal Parks, I Thrive in a Crisis; What Does It Take to Succeed in the Arts? No One Knows Better Than Will Weston, Who Has Managed Theatre Companies and Orchestras, and Is Now Chief Executive of the Royal Parks LONDON JOBS
Byline: SUDI PIGOTT MY FONDEST childhood memories are of running through tunnels of rhododendrons in Sheringham Park, Norfolk. These days you're unlikely to see me chasing across the flower beds, but when I look out of my office window, overlooking...
Harry: I've Done as Well as Arsene
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS IF Harry Redknapp is spotted scouring through the gossip columns in the Sunday tabloids this summer, it will not be to satisfy a thirst for salacious tales of marital misdemeanours. More than likely, he will be looking for...
How Do You Fit in Fitness? Health & Fitness: One Writer Goes on the Most 'Sadistic' Training Day in London - and Loves Every Minute of It
Byline: MARK PALMER REMEMBER the torrential downpours last week? Well spare a thought for a group of sodden Londoners, enthusiastically taking the Government's advice to put a little exercise back into our lives. I recall the bad weather with...
Hurricane Valery Sweeps in; CLASSICAL
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON LSO/Gergiev, Barbican WHO better than Valery Gergiev to take charge of a Prokofiev symphony cycle with the LSO? With his Kirov forces in St Petersburg he has conducted the major operas and ballets, some of which provide...
If Anyone Can, Pekan Can; Jarvis's Stayer to Get Chester Punters off to Winning Start
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM WHAT did the Romans ever do for us? Well, there was irrigation, education and sanitation. The roads weren't bad, either, but the question posed in Monty Python's Life of Brian will strike a chord with plenty of punters...
Improvisation Raised to Art; JAZZ
Byline: JACK MASSARIK Sonny Rollins, Barbican BACK after three long years, jazz's greatest living saxophonist was met by a standing ovation, a spontaneous token of affection and respect. Some doubted whether this slightly stiff 73-yearold still...
In Short
Cup-winning women join Arsenal's victory parade Henman sees off Mayer despite feeling the heat Formula One now facing radical new rule changes Open door for 8,726 golfers TIM HENMAN admitted he felt more under pressure to perform against German qualifier...
Is Your Devotion to Work Ruining Your Life? Do You Admire Colleagues Who Never Leave the Office? According to Psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud, You Should Pity Them - for They Could Be Wrecking Their Lives LONDON JOBS
Byline: DR RAJ PERSAUD MANY patients who visit my clinic at The Maudsley Hospital complain of stress caused by the demands put on them at work. What they don't usually realise is that it is their own dedication to the job that is causing the problem....
Job Notes; London Jobs
School leavers called to accounts A-level students keen to enter the world of work, rather than waiting until after university, should read on. Financial services firm KPMG offers a paid "school-leaver programme" giving students the opportunity...
Key to Health Is Your Waist Not Your Weight, Say Scientists; PEAR-SHAPED PEOPLE FACE LOWER RISK OF HEART DISEASE THAN 'APPLES'
Byline: MARK PRIGG THE key to a healthy heart lies in your waistline. Scientists said today that, when it comes to assessing your risk of heart disease, your girth is more important than your weight. Their findings mean some people who are...
Labour Reeling as Poll Shows Howard Is Neck and Neck with Blair; 'DIRTY TRICKS' IN MAYOR ELECTIONS: PAGE 9
Byline: JOE MURPHY LABOUR was reeling today from a new poll which claimed Tony Blair has turned into a vote-loser with the public. It suggested Mr Blair was beset by plummeting ratings for trust and competence while Opposition leader Michael...
Lewsey Fit for Leicester
Byline: CHRIS JONES DOUBLE- CHASING London Wasps, reeling from the loss of All Black prop Craig Dowd, received a boost today when England fullback Josh Lewsey reported fit to play against Leicester in the final Zurich Premiership match of the season...
Martin Chilton's Football Notebook
Byline: MARTIN CHILTON Confessions of the fans who bought a Toda shirt Diego's odd night club tale Grimsby glitz is a bit fishy GRIMSBY TOWN sent an email last week promising "an exciting announcement" in the coming days. We waited with bated breath....
McDowell's in the Swing with Help from Team
GRAEME McDOWELL, the new Italian Open champion, believes contributions from his support team can help him gain more successes on the European Tour. The 24-year-old from Northern Ireland won a playoff at the fourth-extra hole on the Castello di Tolcinasco...
Meet the Sex Surfers; Internet Dating Gets New Twist as Thousands Log on to Set Up Casual Flings
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK FORGET about looking for Mr Right on the internet. More and more women are interested in Mr Right-Now. Thousands of people a month are posting their availability for no-strings sex on websites and many more are browsing...
Ministers Press on with Plan for Voting at 16
Byline: PAUL WAUGH LABOUR is set to press ahead with plans to lower the voting age to 16 despite the idea being rejected by the electoral watchdog. Ministers are determined to discuss the radical move at this year's party conference with a view...
My Diet Invention - the Roberts Plan; Health & Fitness: He Has Tried the Conley Plan and the Atkins. Now This Author Has Finally Devised a Diet That Works for Him
Byline: ANDREW ROBERTS I HAVE the Evening Standard to thank for the fact that I have such a beautiful physique, one that - though I wear baggier swimming trunks than him - tends to remind people of those recent photos of Prince William. For a...
Name the Soldiers; PRESSURE GROWS ON MIRROR TO REVEAL IDENTITIES OF TWO IN TORTURE PHOTOS ROW
Byline: JOE MURPHY;ROBERT FOX;ALEXA BARACAIA THE Daily Mirror is under pressure today to reveal the names of the soldiers who claim to have taken pictures of an Iraqi prisoner being tortured. The newspaper was urged to co-operate with a full...
NAME THE TORTURE PICTURE SOLDIERS; Downing Street Adds to Pressure on Mirror in 'Iraq Photographs' Inquiry
Byline: JOE MURPHY TONY BLAIR today piled pressure on the Daily Mirror to name the British soldiers who claim to have taken pictures of an Iraqi prisoner being tortured. His call came amid speculation that the images may be a dangerous hoax....
New Alert over Risk from Other People's Smoke; TWO NIGHTS IN PUB HAS SAME HEALTH EFFECT AS ONE CIGARETTE, STANDARD INQUIRY SHOWS
Byline: MARK PRIGG FRESH evidence of the health risk from passive smoking is revealed today. An Evening Standard investigation found that some drinkers in London pubs absorbed nicotine and other dangerous chemicals equivalent to smoking one cigarette...
New EU Arrivals; More Than 5,000 Finding Work as Au Pairs, Builders and Farm Hands
Byline: NIGEL ROSSER;ANNA MACHOWSKA MORE THAN 5,000 eastern Europeans have already arrived in Britain after the doors were opened to the EU's 10 new member states. Most are believed to have found work, confounding fears of an influx of benefit...
New Sasser Internet Virus Threatens Havoc to Home Computers
Byline: MARK PRIGG If an unprotected computer is connected to the internet, it can be infected within minutes." The virus targets a flaw in Microsoft's Windows operating system, and can cause infected computersto shut down or constantly restart...
News in Brief
Yard probe after race row officer is sent hate mail A SIKH police officer who was wrongly sacked after being accused of sending hate mail has complained of receiving racist letters. Sergeant Gurpal Virdi, 45, won [pounds sterling]90,000 compensation...
News in Brief
And another thing... Yard probe after race row officer is sent hate mail A SIKH police officer who was wrongly sacked after being accused of sending hate mail to himself has complained of receiving racist letters. Sergeant Gurpal Virdi, 45, won...
No Marx out of 10 for Ben
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH AND we welcome viewers now to the final stages of the 2004 100 Greatest Moments of TV Hypocrisy awards. Ex- Marxist Alexei Sayle is still at number three for doing voiceovers for banks, while in at number two is anti-bullying...
No Victory in London; Books: The Euphoria at the End of the Second World War Could Not Hide the Hardship That Lingered
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL LONDON 1945: Life in the Debris of War by Maureen Waller (John Murray, [pounds sterling]20) NOTHING is more disconcerting for t he rev iewe r than the sense that he has already read the new book on his lap. It may be that...
PAPERBACKS; Books
Byline: CATHERINE SHOARD Mountains of the Mind by Robert Macfarlane. Granta ([pounds sterling]8.99) MOUNTAINEERS have long been foggy on why they risk all for a lump of rock. "Because it's there," was George Mallory's best reason for braving...
Parker Is So Happy to Be the Centre of Attention
Byline: MATT HUGHES I F SCOTT PARKER harbours any doubts about his decision to cross London in January - and there were many who did at the time - they should be allayed by his appearance in tomorrow night's European Cup semi-final. The former...
Picture This; This Month's New Photo-London Fair Showcases Some Cutting-Edge Artists, but What the Capital Needs Is a Museum of Photography
Byline: OSSIAN WARD THE rise of photography in art has been astonishing over the past 25 years, with many artists and critics acknowledging the medium as the obvious successor to painting. Gallery-goers too have taken to photography in a big way...
Qantas Finds Rare Praise for Branson's Virgin Blue; Market Report
Byline: BILL CONDIE AUSTRALIAN regulators are being treated to a rare sight - national carrier Qantas heaping praise on Sir Richard Branson's rival Virgin group. Qantas usually dismisses Branson's local upstart Virgin Blue with a contemptuous...
Quattrone Verdict Sends a Chill through Wall Street
Byline: RICHARD THOMSON FEDERAL prosecutors may be relieved that former banker Frank Quattrone has been convicted for obstruction of justice, but for his former tech-sector colleagues on Wall Street it is further evidence of a backlash against the...
Ranieri: I'm off; but Chelsea Coach Says He Knows Who Will Succeed Him
Byline: MATT HUGHES CLAUDIO RANIERI today admitted for the first time he knows the identity of his successor as Chelsea manager next season . . . but refused to name him. Porto coach Jose Mourinho is the club's first choice and although he has...
Robbers in Rastawigs Jailed for Violent Raids
Byline: REBECCA MOWLING A GANG of armed robbers who carried out a string of violent burglaries disguised as Rastafarians were today jailed for a total of 35 years. In a six-month spree, the gang targeted businesses and homes across south London...
Rocket Defeats the Mind Games
Byline: JOHN CURTIS RONNIE O'SULLIVAN has accused his former coach Derek Hill of playing mind games with him before he stormed to his second Embassy world snooker championship title at the expense of rank outsider Graeme Dott. Hill now coaches...
SABMiller Parties on Again after Gatecrasher Surprise; Market Report
Byline: MICKEY CLARK SABMILLER fought back from an opening fall to trade 71/2p higher at 6191/2p today as it squared up to the world's biggest brewer, US-based Anheuser Busch, over control of Hong Kong-listed Harbin Brewery. With its sights on...
She Took Us All for Fools; after the Tributes on Baroness Thatcher's 25th Anniversary of Coming to Power, a Leading Columnist Offers a More Sober View of Her Impact
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL ON 4 MAY 1979, only a quarter of a century ago though it feels like ancient history, Margaret Thatcher defeated James Callaghan in a General Election and replaced him as Prime Minister. He and Harold Wilson before him had, in...
Smith, Viduka and Robinson to Go as Summer Sales Start
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY By Wayne Veysey THE COST of relegation will sink in at Leeds today when board members convene to begin the clearout of the club's top players. They will give the green light to the sales of Alan Smith, Mark Viduka and Paul...
Spurs Pull Plug on the Chase for Van Bommel
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS TOTTENHAM look set to end their interest in Mark Van Bommel. Spurs have been linked with the PSV Eindhoven midfielder for months and were reported to have even agreed a fee for him. But Standard Sport can today reveal...
The Big Guns Come out for Verdi; OPERA
Byline: STEPHEN PETTITT Il Trovatore, Royal Opera House THE FIRST thing to say about Elijah Moshinksy's 2002 production for the Royal Opera of Verdi's Il Trovatore, now revived for the first time, is that it is unapologetically big. Thanks to...
The Gadgets to Get Kids of the Couch; Health & Fitness
Byline: PETA BEE GETTING children to be more active is a central aim of the Government's new get-fit campaign. So, which of these new gadgets can transform couch-potato children? Posture Product: Kids DynAir Cushion ([pounds sterling]9.99....
The Red Cross Didn't Expect Me to Live through the Night; Many Thousands of People Owe Their Lives to the Work of the Red Cross. Here, in Red Cross Week, Old Campaigner Willie Groat Tells with Gratitude of His Debt to the Organisation LONDON JOBS
Byline: MARK HUGHES-MORGAN I'M 85 now, and I was born and bred in the Orkneys. I still live in the house where I was born, on the island of Hoy. I knew the Red Cross from my childhood - they had two shops on nearby islands and in our small community...
There's More to a Career Than Money; Professional Secretary: Many People Are Prepared to Take a Huge Pay Cut in Order to Get True Job Satisfaction
Byline: KAREN HAINSWORTH MOST people climbing the career ladder enjoy an increase in wages to match their job promotion. But for some people, happiness is not necessarily a large pay cheque. These passionate individuals are prepared to dramatically...
Thus on Line for Profits as Results Impress City
Byline: NICK GOODWAY THUS, which was spun out of Scottish Power nearly five years ago, today predicted that it would start making operating profits by the end of this year, and claimed it was the most advanced of all the alternative telcoms carriers...
Triple Whammy Points to Rise in Interest Rates
Byline: JANE PADGHAM INTEREST rates look certain to be lifted this week following news today that mortgage lending is growing at a record pace, High Street spending is galloping and even the battered manufacturing sector is recovering rapidly. ...
TUBE TERROR SCARE; Iraqi Found at 3am near Key Points on the Victoria Line after Wandering Alone through Tunnels for Hours
Byline: DICK MURRAY LONDON UNDERGROUND is today at the centre of a major safety scare after an Iraqi national was found alone at night in a deeplevel Tube tunnel. He remained undiscovered for at least several hours but was found near a key set...
War Hero, Gambler and the Saviour of Chatsworth; DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE DIES AGED 84, LEAVING BEHIND [Pounds Sterling]435 MILLION ESTATE
Byline: VALENTINE LOW THE Duke of Devonshire, who held sway over one of the greatest English country estates still in aristocratic hands, has died aged 84. Famous for his self-deprecating charm and a habit of wearing yellow socks, the 11th Duke...
We Asked Six Evening Standard Journalists to Tell Us, Honestly, How Much They Exercise - and an Expert to Give Them Marks out of 10; Health & Fitness
Lucy Cavendish, journalist, 39 Lives with partner and has two sons aged one and seven, and is seven months pregnant with a third child. Works 45 hours a week, mainly from home and partly from office in London. I think I'm quite fit. Running...
WELL, DID I PASS THE TEST? in July, Doug McAvoy, 64, Bows out after 15 Years as General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers. Here, the Married Father of Two Young Children Describes What Life at the Forefront of Education Has Meant to Him LONDON JOBS
Byline: YVONNE SINGH THERE are good days and bad days, but there has never been a day when I have not wanted to come to work. It has been tremendously satisfying knowing that you are doing the right thing for teachers, schools and, ultimately, the...
WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT RETIRING; with Pensions in Trouble, Nearly Half of All Workers Aged 50 or over Plan to Work Past Official Retirement Age. Anastasia Stephens Met Three People Who Are Still Toiling Away When They Could Be Relaxing LONDON JOBS
Byline: ANASTASIA STEPHENS DOCTOR, 79 Dr Brian McQuade's devotion to his patients and his job means he has no plans to retire from his duties in west London. He says: FOUR mornings each week I work as a locum in Feltham. I spend around two hours...
Why Google May Not Be So Great
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON Banks' fate ONE OF the homespun truths from Warren Buffett, the hugely successful American investor, is that people should never confuse a brilliant technological innovation with the opportunity to make money. Investors...
Why Jail Is No Place for Young Girls; LONDON JOBS
Byline: YVONNE ROBERTS IN 1997, Labour promised to end the practice of imprisoning girls aged 15 to 17 in women's jails. Last December, six years after the original pledge was made, 15- and 16-year-old females were belatedly removed from adult prisons....
Yours for [Pounds Sterling]17m; Roma Tell Chelsea That's the Price If They Want Samuel
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS ROMA have told Chelsea they will have to pay [pounds sterling] 17 million to land defender Walter Samuel. Roman Abramovich has yet to give the green light on a formal bid for the Argentin, but the two clubs have started preliminary...

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