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Mike Pompeo says Donald Trump strategy a success in surprise Afghanistan visit

Mike Pompeo says Donald Trump strategy a success in surprise Afghanistan visit

World
July 9 (UPI) -- Mike Pompeo made his first visit to Afghanistan as secretary of state Monday, offering optimism about the Trump administration's approach to the 17-year war. Pompeo arrived unannounced to meet with President Ashraf Ghani over potential peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. After assessing the United States' role in the conflict there, Pompeo said he believes President Donald Trump's strategy -- a conditions-based approach over a timeline-based one -- has paid off. "The strategy sent a clear message to the Taliban, they cannot wait us out," Pompeo said. "Many of the Taliban now see that they can't win on the ground militarily, that has everything to do with President Trump's strategy." A report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstru...
Pablo Sandoval credits Bay Area fans for success of Giants, Warriors

Pablo Sandoval credits Bay Area fans for success of Giants, Warriors

Sports
MIAMI, June 14 (UPI) -- What do Pablo Sandoval and Stephen Curry have in common? They have each claimed three championships while playing for a Bay Area franchise. Sandoval says regional fans are a big reason for that success. "It's the fan support," Sandoval told UPI Monday before the San Francisco Giants played the Marlins in Miami. "The fan support is a great compliment to play hard and do everything we can to play every day for them." The Giants' last World Series came in 2014. The Golden State Warriors also won the NBA Finals that season, sparking a dynasty. The Giants ranked as the ninth-most positive fan base, according to a study conducted by Casino.org. The Oakland Athletics' fan base came in at No. 11 in that study of sentiment. Study findings were pulled from more than 230,000...
Harry Redknapp backs Frank Lampard for success as Derby manager was ‘best professional and best trainer I ever came across’

Harry Redknapp backs Frank Lampard for success as Derby manager was ‘best professional and best trainer I ever came across’

Sports
Harry Redknapp has backed Frank Lampard to be a success as a manager following his appointment as Derby County boss.The former Chelsea and England midfielder, who has taken his coaching badges since retiring as a player in early 2017, has penned a three-year deal with the Championship club to succeed Gary Rowett, who left Pride Park earlier this month to join relegated Stoke City. Though he has no experience of senior football management, and is arriving at a club who have ambitions to reach the Premier League following a number of promotion near misses over the last few years, Lampard has been backed to do a good job with Derby. Lampard’s uncle Redknapp, who coached the former midfielder at West Ham, said: “I spoke to Mel Morris when the position became available; I rang him u...
Farming techniques, not fungus, explain success of leafcutter ants

Farming techniques, not fungus, explain success of leafcutter ants

Science
May 9 (UPI) -- A comprehensive new survey has yielded new insights into the evolutionary success of leafcutter ants, the most advanced of the fungus-growing ants.Leafcutter ants grow the largest colonies, featuring millions of ants, and produce the most diversified workforce. Until now, scientists have credited their fungus with the group's empowerment. But new research suggests the same fungus is cultivated by other less sophisticated ant species.It is a combination of unique -- but still poorly understood -- cultivation techniques that explains the evolution of the leafcutter ants, researchers argue in a new paper, published this week in the journal Molecular Ecology.Genetic analysis of all 47 leafcutter ant species, from colonies and nests in Brazil, Texas and everywhere in-between, sug...