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|Political healing after Britain's vote to leave the European Union seemed a distant prospect Friday , as Justice Secretary Michael Gove ramped up his Conservative leadership bid, and a senior colleague called for him to step aside.
Gove's surprise entry into the leadership race led former London Mayor Boris Johnson — his erstwhile ally in the EU "leave" campaign — to drop out on Thursday.
Gove plans to spell out his plans for Britain's post-European Union future in a speech Friday.
Gove is up against Home Secretary Theresa May and three others to succeed David Cameron as party leader — and prime minister.
Gove had been expected to back Johnson for the top job, and some Conservatives are furious at his betrayal.
Kenneth Clarke, a former justice secretary, said Friday that Gove "would all do us a favor if he stood down now and speed up the process" of finding a successor to Cameron, who announced his resignation after losing the referendum to keep Britain in the EU.
Clarke told the BBC that "one of the first priorities for a leader of a party and certainly a prime minister is that you should have the trust, as far as possible, of your colleagues."
Several Cabinet ministers have announced their support for May, considered a tough politician capable of standing up to EU officials.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said "her track record shows that when Theresa arrives in Brussels, Europe's bosses sit up and listen."
Conservative lawmakers will whittle the field down to two before the final decision is made by party members.
The winner will be announced Sept. 9, and will face the challenge of starting British exit negotiations with the EU.
The result of last week's referendum has rattled Britain's economy and divided the country — 52 percent of voters wanted to leave the 28-nation bloc, while 48 percent voted to remain.
World’s best 3x3 teams to go head-to-head in Chengdu, China this weekend
15 JUNE 2016, BEIJING, CHINA - From June 17th to June 19th, the FIBA 3x3 Chengdu Challenger will be held in the New Century Global Center in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, in Western China. Sina is proud to announce that it has compiled an official team from Beijing to compete in the tournament. “Challenger” events under the FIBA 3x3 structure source the best teams from around the world to play for the right to join the FIBA World Tour and compete for the FIBA 3x3 World Championship. To date, FIBA has held World Tour Challenger events in Manila, Beijing, Chicago, Prague, Lausanne, Rio and Tokyo.
The Chengdu Challenger will feature 16 of the best teams in the world, including 12 international teams from the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The official “Sina Beijing” team will be competing along with three other Chinese squads that were local 3x3 tournament champions in Chongqing, Guizhou and host city, Chengdu.
Sina is proud to present our 2016 Chengdu Challenger Beijing team:
Coach - Bai Jiang
Players - Han Delong, Peng Jiaxin, Li Wenjun, Wan Shengwei
? Former Chinese national team player. The first coach in CUBA (Chinese college league) history to lead two different teams to win the CUBA Championship
? Named head coach of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in January 2004. He made history by leading his team to the championship after bringing the team to its first tri.