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    Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sunds request for National Guard backup was denied, he says in interview Activists claim Venezuela police massacre killed 23 people R&A: No Open Championship at Turnberry in the current circumstances The Open Championship won’t be headed to Turnberry anytime soon. © Provided by Golf Channel After the PGA of America terminated its contract to host the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National Bedminster, the R&A followed suit Monday morning in distancing itself from President Trump in the wake of the attack on the Capitol building. In a brief statement, R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said that he won’t bring The Open back to Trump-owned Turnberry “in the foreseeable future.” “We will not return until we are convinced that the focus will be on the championship, the players and the course itself,” Slumbers said, “and we do not believe that is achievable in the current...
    Some thrift-store finds are totally worth buying. iStock / Getty Images Plus Insider asked former and current thrift-store employees about the best and worst things to buy. Wooden furniture, used books, and baby clothes can be smart thrift-store purchases. They said to be wary of electronics, appliances, and toys that may not work. Mattresses and upholstered furniture can sometimes have allergens or bed bugs, said one employee.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Thrift shops can be wonderlands of bargain-priced fashion and quirky home goods. But it can take some digging and shopping savvy to separate the true treasures from items that aren't worth the money.  Insider spoke with current and former thrift-store employees to get their take on what to always buy at a thrift shop and which items to avoid bringing home.
    (CBS)- Tough As Nails, last summer’s #1 new reality series that celebrates everyday Americans who get their hands dirty while working long, hard hours to keep the country running, returns with 12 new competitors ready to test their strength, endurance, life skills and mental toughness, on the second season premiere, Wednesday, February 10th from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, only on CBS and streaming on CBS All Access. The cast includes a steelworker, pipe welder, travel nurse, UPS delivery driver, retired Air Force colonel who was a combat aviator for the Navy and Air Force, among others. Phil Keoghan is the creator, host and showrunner. These competitors, who come from different walks of life but all roll up their sleeves every day to make an honest day’s living, will compete in challenges that take place at real-world job sites including farms, construction sites, high rise buildings, fishing boats and a Pick-a-Part where they...
    Donald Trump is still the current President of the United States, despite losing the election to Joe Biden on November 7. Trump, who is the 45th US president, will remain in office until Biden is inaugurated later this month. 3Trump claims that the Democrats 'stole' the electionCredit: AFP or licensors Who is the current US president? Donald Trump is the current US president, and will remain in post until Biden is inaugurated on January 20. Biden will assume office later this month after he dramatically sealed election victory on November 7, after finally taking Pennsylvania to end Trump's four years in the White House. Biden fought back a deficit in several battleground states riding a huge wave in mail-in ballots which Trump branded “fraudulent” and repeatedly demanded counting be stopped. Trump has been US president since his own inauguration on January 20, 2017 following his surprise victory in the 2016...
    Redrafting the 2016 NBA Draft Money-saving energy tips for winter Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress & Anxiety Away Ad Microsoft This is a slam dunk if you want a one-card wallet in 2021 Ad Microsoft New Policy For Cars Used Less Than 49 Miles/Day Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/17 SLIDES © fizkes / Shutterstock.com 15 Cities With the Lowest Percentage of Homeowners This story originally appeared on Roofstock. While homeownership has been on the rise since 2016, and early data suggests it could be surging during the spread of COVID-19, the national homeownership rate remains below peak levels and out of reach for...
    What will you put in your 2020 time capsule? Photos from my first trip to Maine; it was incredible. ~ Dan Leaver, Beacon A Great Blue Turaco feather from a wildlife center where I interned. ~ Brittany Gordon, Cold Spring A Cold Spring Pizza shirt. They give us lots of stuff and I want to help local business. ~ Alex Gaugler, Cold Spring HOW WE REPORTThe Current is a member of The Trust Project, a consortium of news outlets that has adopted standards to allow readers to more easily assess the credibility of their journalism. Our best practices, including our verification and correction policies, can be accessed here. Have a comment? A news tip? Spot an error? Email [email protected]. What Type of Story?Type: News News: Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources. About Michael TurtonReporter Turton,...
    Edited by Pamela Doan ([email protected]) For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar. COMMUNITY SAT 2 Christmas Bird Count PUTNAM COUNTY audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count Help with the 66th annual county-wide bird count to measure populations and support conservation. To register, email Charlie Roberto at [email protected] SAT 2 Silent Night Twilight Stroll GARRISON 3 – 7 p.m. Boscobel | 1601 Route 9D 845-265-3638 | boscobel.org Enjoy dusk and sunset on the grounds. Reservations required. Cost: $12 ($10 seniors, $6 ages 5-18, free for health care workers, members and children under 5) SUN 10 Tracks and Traces CORNWALL 10 a.m. Outdoor Discovery Center 120 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506 x204 hhnm.org Frozen ground and snow cover make it easier to find signs of wildlife. Learn what to look for and how to identify what you see. Register online. Cost: $8 ($6 children, $6/$4 members)  TALKS & TOURS THURS 7 Ibrahim Salih Abdul-Matin GARRISON 2 p.m. Garrison...
    A look back at memorable moments — and great shots A protester wept during a rally on June 1 at Polhill Park in Beacon to protest the killing of George Floyd by a police officer the week before in Minneapolis. Residents on Garden Street in Cold Spring came out of their homes at 7 p.m. each night during a week in April to make noise in appreciation of essential workers. Dancers from a Brooklyn troupe founded by Jamel Gaines of Garrison performed on Feb. 1 at the Philipstown Depot Theatre. Rebeca Garcia, a nurse with the Putnam County Department of Health, took samples at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic in Brewster on April 7. Bob Hayes, the co-owner of Hudson Hil’s in Cold Spring, sat in the restaurant’s empty dining room in late March following the pandemic shutdown. HOW WE REPORTThe Current is a member...
    HOW WE REPORTThe Current is a member of The Trust Project, a consortium of news outlets that has adopted standards to allow readers to more easily assess the credibility of their journalism. Our best practices, including our verification and correction policies, can be accessed here. Have a comment? A news tip? Spot an error? Email [email protected]. What Type of Story?Type: Opinion Opinion: Advocates for ideas and draws conclusions based on the author/producer’s interpretation of facts and data. About Dave CoverlyContributor Coverly, who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been drawing his cartoon, Speed Bump, since 1994. See more of his work at speedbump.com. More by Dave Follow us Leave a Reply Cancel replyThe Current welcomes comments on its coverage and local issues. Submissions are selected by the editor to provide a variety of opinions and voices, and all are subject to editing for accuracy,...
    In the winter of 2014, I was exploring the woods behind Haldane when I came across an old beech tree some distance off the trail. I was impressed by its size and knew it must be very old — at least 60 years old, because there was an engraving in the bark, “JP 1954.” Of course, it is a wanton and selfish act to mutilate the bark of a tree but, at the same time, it’s kind of cool to carve your name. I set to work with my Swiss Army knife on “MC 2014,” thinking that one day, years later, I would return to this spot with my children or grandchildren and point to the tree and tell them the story of JP and myself, 60 years later, and they would wonder at this. I secretly hoped that perhaps another anonymous woods explorer would happen upon the tree, decades...
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us In case you've missed it so far, Falling Rock Tap House has been holding a closeout sale of its famed Vintage Bottle Cellar. The goal of selling these bottles to go, of course, is to use the proceeds to help survive the pandemic and the current COVID-related bar and restaurant restrictions. "If you are familiar with the Falling Rock, you have probably perused our 'Blue Book Off-The-Beer-List Beer List' and know we have one of the most extensive beer cellars in the U.S.," Falling Rock explains. "If we sell these bottles, we will buy ourselves a few months of breathing room and hopefully make it to the other side." Some of the beers, which include sours, barrel-aged specialties, big beers...
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us Two restaurants in Uptown operated by Aileen Reilly, chef Paul Reilly and JP Taylor are closing temporarily, joining many other eateries that are taking weeks — or the entire winter — off. "After much consideration, we have made the decision to temporarily close both Beast + Bottle and Coperta," Paul Reilly wrote in an email announcing the move. "The current restrictions are just not sustainable, and for the health of our long-term business, we are hibernating the restaurants until indoor dining, guest confidence and a more plausible stimulus package are in place." Congress passed a new stimulus package before Christmas, and President Donald Trump finally signed it on December 28, so the Paycheck Protection Program that helped restaurants reopen...
    Need to take a break? Enjoy this video I shot at Niagara Falls. HOW WE REPORTThe Current is a member of The Trust Project, a consortium of news outlets that has adopted standards to allow readers to more easily assess the credibility of their journalism. Our best practices, including our verification and correction policies, can be accessed here. Have a comment? A news tip? Spot an error? Email [email protected]. What Type of Story?Type: News News: Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources. About Ross CorsairPhotographer Corsair has won five daytime Emmys for his work as a television cameraman. Location: Philipstown. Languages: English. Area of expertise: Photography More by Ross Follow us Leave a Reply Cancel replyThe Current welcomes comments on its coverage and local issues. Submissions are selected by the editor to provide...
    MIKEL ARTETA, his Arsenal players and the fans cannot wait to see the back of 2020 after the club's worst start to a season since 1974. However, we must not forget that the elongated and disrupted 2019/20 campaign has offered us some highlights this calendar year. 5Mikel Arteta is under pressure at the Emirates following Arsenal's shocking start to the seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty After all, the year saw Arsenal win their fourth FA Cup in seven years. A fourth major trophy in seven years of apparent bad luck for the Gunners, in which our noisy neighbours have, of course, won nothing. But with Arsenal sitting in 15th spot after 14 games played, there are few things to smile about for supporters. Here Dave Seager gives his thoughts on Arsenal in 2020... Player of the Year for 2020 - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Whilst it would be simple to dwell...
    Elon Musk has revealed that he approached Tim Cook to see whether Apple was interested in buying Tesla, but the Apple CEO refused to take his meeting. Musk said he approached Cook when the company was in serious financial trouble, and worth one tenth of its current value. He did not specify when. 'During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for 1/10 of our current value),' he tweeted on Tuesday. 'He refused to take the meeting.' Musk, CEO of Tesla, said Tuesday he had once approached Apple about buying his company Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, did not meet Musk and Tesla is now worth ten times what it was Apple have not commented on Musk's claim.  Musk's tweet came after a report that said Apple is still considering...
    Coronavirus updates: No hard evidence UK virus strain is more transmissible, Operation Warp Speed chief says; Moderna vaccines roll out Biden receives the coronavirus vaccine The 5 Most Overvalued Companies in the S&P 500 Although the markets took a dive in the first quarter this year, the next three quarters could see a screaming recovery to new all-time highs. Many analysts and bears thought the markets were overvalued back in February before the coronavirus blew everything up, but does that change with markets even higher than they were back then? Some investors famously believe that stocks only go up, and if you bought in April you would probably agree. However, most investors consider stocks in relation to their respective industries by using a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio. Normally, we expect to see industries rising and falling, ultimately building out the market and sniffing out which industries are the cheapest using...
    Emmy winner discusses her latest project Toby Shimin, a film editor who lives in Cold Spring and in September won an Emmy for her work on the documentary Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops, most recently edited Baby God, which is streaming on HBO Max. The film’s title refers to Dr. Quincy Fortier, a fertility specialist in Las Vegas who used his own sperm over 30 years to impregnate unwitting patients. Shimin spoke with Alison Rooney. Toby Shimin (Photo provided) How are you approached by a director about editing a film? Every film I have edited has been at a different stage of production. Sometimes it’s just a concept, such as Ernie & Joe, or sometimes there is a sample reel that has been shot to raise money, such as with Baby God. In 35 years, only twice was there a script; both were historical documentaries directed by Steve Ives [a...
    Anthony Pettis gets a win on the final fight of his current deal at UFC Vegas 17 By: Daniel Cunningham December 19, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditIn the featured prelim at UFC Vegas 17, former lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis (24-10), took on Alex Morono (18-7, 1 NC). Pettis was entering the fight on the final fight of his current contract with the UFC. Showtime entered the fight just 1-2 in his last three fights. There was a lot of pressure on the former champion and Alex Morono was looking to be the spoiler. When the fight got underway, it looked like Morono would do just that. In the opening seconds at UFC Vegas 17, Pettis fell down while throwing a kick. Morono was able to pounce and get on top of Pettis. For the entire first round, Morono was able to control Pettis. In...
    Show us the money ???? Loeffler declines to rule out formal protest of Bidens win The mafia soldier hired by the ex-husband of Real Housewives of New Jerseys Dina Manzo to assault her current husband has pleaded guilty © Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Dina Manzo. Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images An accused mafia "soldier" hired by the ex of a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star to assault the woman's new husband has pleaded guilty to a federal assault charge.  Prosecutors said that John Perna was hired by Thomas Manzo to assault the man that Dina Manzo married in 2017. In exchange for the assault, Thomas Manzo provided Perna with a deeply discounted wedding reception at his New Jersey venue, prosecutors say.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. John Perna, an alleged "soldier" in the Lucchese crime family pleaded guilty Wednesday to...
    Tommy Manzo, ex of Real Housewives of New Jersey's Dina Manzo, is charged with hiring a mob soldier to assault her now-husband Steven A Henry/WireImage and Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images An accused mafia "soldier" hired by the ex of a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star to assault the woman's new husband has pleaded guilty to a federal assault charge.  Prosecutors said that John Perna was hired by Thomas Manzo to assault the man that Dina Manzo married in 2017. In exchange for the assault, Thomas Manzo provided Perna with a deeply discounted wedding reception at his New Jersey venue, prosecutors say.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. John Perna, an alleged "soldier" in the Lucchese crime family pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge that he planned and carried out an attack on the husband of a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member at the...
    Coronavirus updates: 2M more vaccine doses to be delivered next week; FDA approves at-home COVID test Biden Says Buttigieg Appointment Key to Restoring Infrastructure Travis Kelce is putting together the greatest season by a tight end in NFL history With three weeks remaining in the 2020 NFL regular season, a tight end leads the NFL in receiving yards. Not catches or touchdowns or reception rate, but receiving yards. © Provided by The Comeback Travis Kelce can become the first player in NFL history to lead the league in yardage as a tight end. And if he maintains his current pace, he should easily finish off the best season of all-time at that position. The 31-year-old Kansas City Chiefs superstar has caught exactly eight passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in back-to-back victories, giving him five 100-yard performances in a six-game span. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD...
    Pamela Garfield is inspired by non-humans, and that’s what she paints. She finds her subjects right outside her Beacon doors and windows. “When I moved here [from Yorktown], I discovered a tribe of house sparrows hanging out in this tangled-up, weedy bush thing in my tiny backyard,” she recalls. “I’ve made relationships with these sparrows, and with the other backyard birds: the juncos, blue jays, cardinals. They hang out [at the feeder] and look at me, and we go, ‘Hi, hello.’ I want to understand and appreciate their not-humanness.” Pamela Garfield (Photo provided) Garfield’s love of nature began in the backyard of a tract house on Long Island that her parents bought in 1950 in what used to be a potato field.  “My father had a vegetable patch and built a chicken coop,” she recalls. “It was a suburban farm, with cherry trees and crabapples. I’d spend hours there, retreating...
    TRUCKEE (CBS13) — The National Weather Service said a winter storm warning for the Sierra will remain in effect through Monday morning. Portions of Interstate 80 and Highway 50 are snow-covered and slippery, with reduced visibility, travel delays, and chain controls going into effect. The Winter Storm Warning continues through early Monday morning as snow continues to impact #NorCal. If you must travel, check road conditions at https://t.co/6jnhwJNN7a. #cawx pic.twitter.com/2KcOEmUkbQ — NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) December 13, 2020 Below are the current chain controls in effect: Interstate 80 Eastbound from Kingvale to Donner Lake Interchange Westbound from Donner Lake Interchange to Kingvale Highway 50 All chain controls lifted at the moment You can check current conditions on the Caltrans website.
    Study finds Boston conference led to 300K global coronavirus cases Chicago Flight Attendant Was Slain in Apartment Near Airport in 1999 — and Suspect Was Just Arrested Only 10 teams still have a legit shot at making the College Football Playoff © Provided by INSIDER Trevor Lawrence. Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports The College Football Playoff is fast approaching. While the Playoff committee ranks 25 teams every week, according to ESPN, there's only 10 teams left that have a chance to make the final four. Alabama and Ohio State are near locks to make the playoff, while Notre Dame and Clemson's second showdown of the season will have huge implications on the rest of the playoff picture. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The 2020 college football season will be remembered as one of the strangest in the history of the sport. ESPN+ Fantasy Tools: Play Like an...
    Luka Doncic, the Slovenian wonder boy, is a generational spectacle and No. 1 on The Step Back’s 25-under-25 list for 2020. Only a handful of players can draw fans in like carnival barkers, promising spectators grand-staged wonders they’ve never seen before. Dallas’ lone star is among them. Take Luka off the Mavericks and they instantly transform from a rising playoff team in the West to listless, forgettable, also-ran bound for the lottery. Ask any casual basketball fan to name you three other current Mavericks and watch their eyes glaze over. Considering he’s barely old enough to legally drink, Luka could be holding dominion over the league for the next decade. He’s already on the precipice and that comes after shooting only 31.6% from deep last year. How much higher does his ceiling go once he hits his theoretical prime and fully taps into his roiling reservoir of potential? Is he...
    New York (CNN Business)Stocks are near record highs, with the market trading at levels last reached during the 1999-2000 tech bubble and just before the historic 1929 crash. And yet investors seem unconcerned.The market has rarely been this expensive. A measure known as the CAPE Shiller P/E ratio -- which looks at stock prices divided by adjusted earnings over 10 years — is around 33. That is nearly double the historical average. It's a tad pricier than the 1929 ratio of 27, just before the Great Depression era, according to research from Jim Reid, a strategist at Deutsche Bank.Reid is worried that this means stocks are due for a major pullback. He's not alone."Mean reversion is like gravity. You can only resist it for so long," said Todd Lowenstein, equity strategy executive of The Private Bank at Union Bank, in an interview with CNN Business. "Valuations eventually will come back...
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is interested in having one more wrestling match in WWE. He’s expressed his desire to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 37, but he has one condition that the company has to meet before it can come to fruition. According to Ringside News, Johnson will only lace up his boots for the event if there are fans in the arena. However, it remains to be seen if the COVID-19 situation will allow that to happen come pay-per-view time. Johnson has been adamant about the making the fight a major draw, so it’s unsurprising that he wants fans in attendance should it take place. As The Inquisitr previously documented, he recently talked about how it’s an angle the fans want to see, and how it makes sense from a business perspective. The Ringside News report also noted that there are other obstacles that could prevent the match from...
    A few commenters (and, yes, I do read them all) have encouraged me to write less about polls. I agree. Poll numbers have been called “crack cocaine for political junkies.” Again, I agree. But, being a political junkie, I can’t go cold turkey so soon after an election. And, as you probably know, there is still one more very important election immediately ahead: the double-runoff in Georgia, which could decide control of the U.S. Senate.  Yes, Democrats would need to win both to create a 50-50 Senate tie. But with an incoming vice president (assuming the Biden-Harris transition occurs in January as even I now expect, despite the incumbent administration still trying to hornswoggle its way out of leaving), 50-50 tie votes would be broken by Vice President Kamala Harris, who is believed to lean toward the Democrats. Article continues after advertisement I haven’t allowed myself to seriously believe...
    Vaccines are on the horizon and frontline workers may start getting them as soon as this month, but Dr. Deborah Birx warned on Meet the Press that people can’t get complacent in the interim. Birx talked about the strain on hospitals heading into winter and the “breaking point” they’re facing given the growing number of covid hospitalizations. “But I want to be very frank to the American people,” she added. “The vaccine’s critical, but it’s not going to save us from this current surge.” “Only we can save us from this current surge,” Birx said. “And we know precisely what to do, so if you have loved ones that you want to protect, you have to follow these guidelines now.” You can watch above, via NBC. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    Coach works to make better players, and people It’s an understatement to say Ken Dawson, aka “Coach,” is passionate about basketball. He loves teaching it to children. He’s a competitor. He wants to win. He wishes he could still play. The game has been at the center of his life for decades.  Yet for Dawson, head coach and owner of the Playmaker Academy, a training facility in Hopewell Junction that helped shape Elijah Hughes, the Beacon prodigy who last month was drafted into the NBA, life is about much more than a round ball.  “It’s more important to be a good person than a good basketball player,” he said.  Dawson hopes to expand the academy’s presence in Beacon.  “I went there to work with one kid — next thing I knew I had 10 kids wanting to join in,” he said. “They’re starving for it.”  The academy recently closed for...
    A bipartisan group of 49 lawmakers led by Senator Brian Schatz says the current state of expanded access and coverage to telehealth services should be the norm going forward. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as their minority counterparts, the group says any end of year legislation Congress undertakes should include provisions that extend the current level of telehealth access and coverage beyond the end of the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, they want to see Congress ensure that there aren’t any regional restrictions to access and that people with Medicare can continue using those services from their homes. The provisions will expire unless Congress enacts more permanent legislation.  Some of the notable lawmakers who signed in support of the letter include Senators David Cicilline, Elizabeth Warren, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski. “Congress needs to act now to better serve patients and...
    TikTok’s success is based on a short-form video concept that limits clips to no more than 60 seconds, but this model may soon change. Matt Navarra, a well-known social media commentator, shared a tweet with a screenshot from his TikTok app that suggests the firm is testing videos up to three minutes long. Some users were thrilled to hear news of the update, mainly to be rid of the ‘like to see part two of a video' that is a popular theme among creators. However, others have noted that extended the length could lead to monetization of the site – similar to that of Facebook.  Scroll down for video  Matt Navarra , a well-known social media commentator, shared a tweet with a screenshot from his TikTok app that suggests the firm is testing videos up to three minutes long TikTok took the world by storm when it hit the...
    Time is running out for the New York Rangers to start a season on January 1 By: Jim Bay November 27, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe NHL and the New York Rangers are running out of time to start the season on January 1 as previously planned, with a variety of COVID-19 problems standing in the way. There is uncertainty on many fronts. With virus cases surging across North America and the reality that there will be a bigger revenue shortfall than owners originally feared, questions have arisen about amending the current CBA agreement, which has put the start of the season in jeopardy. Hearing that NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman havent spoken since last Thursday. Which speaks to how the players feel regarding the NHLs salary deferral/escrow asks. Still time to salvage this, however. I think next week...
    ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS called on Fifa to retire the No10 shirt for every team in the world as a tribute to Diego Maradona. The Argentine legend wore the iconic number at Barcelona, Napoli, Boca Juniors and for his country. 3Andre Villas-Boas wants Fifa to retire the No10 shirt across all of football following Diego Maradona's deathCredit: Sports Illustrated - Getty And after his tragic death aged 60 following a heart attack on Wednesday, the Marseille manager wants to see his legacy remembered with the jersey no longer used in world football. Villas-Boas said of Maradona's passing: "Yes it is tough news. "I would like Fifa to retire the No10 shirt in all competitions, for all teams. "It would be the best homage we could do for him. "He is an incredible loss for the world of football." Maradona was wearing the No10 as he led Argentina to World Cup...
    GORDON TAYLOR will step down as PFA chief executive at the end of the season - ending his 40-year reign as arguably the most powerful union baron in the country. Taylor, 75, has come under increasing pressure in recent years over his handling of the organisation. 2Gordon Taylor will step down as PFA chief executive at the end of the seasonCredit: PA:Press Association His departure, though, was signalled last year, to coincide with the promised Independent Review of the organisation. The PFA has already set up a panel, including Gary Neville, to identify his successor. Taylor and the union insisted his exit from the £2million per year job was not linked at all to the current criticism of the PFA’s role in dementia research. The former Birmingham winger will make his formal announcement at today’s Annual General Meeting of the PFA. Taylor said: "As I announced at our previous AGM,...
    Dr Anthony Fauci has warned that the COVID-19 death toll in the United States could surpass a 'stunning' 300,000 deaths by the end of the year if the current trajectory doesn't change. More than 257,600 Americans have now died from COVID-19 and there have been 12.4 million infections across the country.  It would mean another 43,000 deaths in the next five weeks based on Fauci's prediction.  He noted that daily deaths have been hovering around the 1,000 to 2,000 mark for the past month.  More than 257,600 Americans have now died from COVID-19 and Dr Fauci has warned the death toll could surpassed 300,000 by the end of the year 'We're now at over 250,000 deaths - a quarter of a million deaths. You could get well over 300,000 and close to even more than that if we don't turn things around,' Fauci told the Washington Post.  The current...
    Bradley Cortright November 22, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former head of Food and Drug Administration, says the course of the COVID-19 pandemic over the course of the next four to six weeks is “baked in” and that the federal government will be limited in its ability to help localities around the country combat the virus. During an appearance on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday, Gottlieb predicted that the spread of the coronavirus will be “so diffuse around the country that the federal government’s not going to be able to backstop local regions who are going to be facing very unprecedented situations.” “There will be therapeutics available, vaccinations available, probably to help on the tail end of what we’re gonna go through,” he continued.  He added, “But, we’re gonna have to go through this the old fashioned way. We’re going to have to, you know,...
    German tennis star Alexander Zverev has said he would be ranked higher than where he is now if it was a ‘normal year’. Currently at No.7 in the ATP singles rankings, Zverev, through his remarks, expressed his misgivings over the ranking system in a Covid-curtailed season. Losses in big matches hurt rankings, says Alexander Zverev He said loss of big matches in a season already shortened by the pandemic also cost him a better ranking place. Speaking after the defeat to Novak Djokovic in the ATP Finals, Zverev said, “You know, if it would be normal ranking, normal year, I would be I think much higher up the rankings than I am now.” Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 18, 2020 Germany’s Alexander Zverev reacts during his group stage match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs The German said that despite his...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Leave ballot information to nonpartisan panel I appreciated George Skelton’s comments in his column related to problems with biased titling and information with state propositions (“Expanded vote by mail in California was a success,” Nov. 15 ). California’s current law requires that the attorney general provide an impartial statement of the proposition. This current law is not working. Skelton reports that this impartial, nonbiased reporting got significantly worse under Kamala Harris and now current AG Xavier Becerra. What I appreciate about Skelton’s comments is that, while he tends to lean toward Democratic viewpoints, he has the integrity, honesty and courage to speak his opinion and not blindly follow the party line. His recommendation for an independent nonpartisan to write proposition summaries is a good one that should be adopted. Kathy Murray San Ramon Doctor’s call...
    If there was a contest to find out the most underrated driver on the grid, then Daniel Ricciardo would make an excellent case. The Aussie is rolling this season. The Honey badger has seen not one but two podiums. He is making his Renault teammate Esteban Ocon look ordinary. Mind you, Ocon was once competing with Bottas to partner Lewis at Mercedes and is no slouch at the wheel.  Ricciardo having a ‘fun’ season No one can argue against that. He hit a slight roadblock with his ability to overtake and brake late last season. On recapturing that form, he said – “Last year it was still fun, even though we didn’t really get the results we were after, it was still fun to build with a new team. This year it’s definitely been more fun because that building has delivered some fantastic results. “2016 was a really good year,...
    The future ex-president of the American Stock Exchange Constable (SEC), Jay Clayton attributes the rise in the price of Bitcoin to the inefficiencies of the current payment systems. He also suggests that Bitcoin could be regulated in the future like other payment methods. It is a remarkable speech. Jay Clayton was speaking to CNBC this week about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. And if these statements are scrutinized in the crypto-sphere, it is because they emanate from the boss of the SEC. Jay Clayton will, however, be stepping down as head of the Stock Exchange Constable at the end of the year. His line with regard to Bitcoin could therefore influence the regulation conducted by his successor, whose identity is not yet known. Bitcoin caught up with authorities and regulation? The president of the SEC thus recalls that Bitcoin does not fall under the category of securities,...
    The behavior of Donald Trump, still refusing to recognize his defeat, is reacting. And this, even in the ranks of his own party. Mitt Romney, presidential candidate in 2012, strongly condemned the attitude of the current tenant of the White House, this Thursday, November 19 in a statement posted on Twitter. “After failing to provide a single plausible proof of legal fraud, the President has now resolved to exert clear pressure on the national and local authorities to reverse the will of the people and overturn the election,” he said. writes the one who has always been very critical of the current head of state. The Republican senator strongly criticized the current situation and the blockage observed in the transition of power. “It’s hard to imagine worse and more undemocratic action from a sitting US president,” he continued. Tensions had already erupted...
    Getty Kelly Oubre Jr. reacts to a big play against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Golden State Warriors are nearing a trade for former Phoenix Sun and current Oklahoma City Thunder swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. News of the potential deal was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Golden State is nearing a deal with Oklahoma City to acquire Kelly Oubre Jr., sources tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020 Oubre has been a coveted player among many teams trade boards as he has the unique ability at his size to be a very good scorer and lengthy defender. Given the recent reveal of star forward Klay Thompson’s Achilles tear that will keep him out for the full 2020-2021 season this move helps the Warriors to shore up their wing position instantly with young talent.  It also provides a good look into how the Warriors may be...
    Jose Manuel Gonzalez Torres Opel does not stop. A few weeks ago we talked about the new Mokka, officially presented and that already has a launch price. East B-SUV has been completely redesigned and he was in charge of showing us the new design language of the German firm of the PSA group. Now it’s the turn of Opel Crossland, another compact SUV from Ray’s signature. Many of you may wonder why Opel has two models so similar in its portfolio? Well, like everything in life, it has a meaning. For the brand it is very important to meet the demands of all types of customers, from the most adventurous and daring to families looking for a small but versatile car. You can find both things in the Mokka and the Crossland, but they have aspects that make them very different. To start your...
    Yes, we have earthquakes and wildfires and long lines for COVID-19 testing. But we also have lots of rich people.Ringo Chiu/ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Like every state, California has been bracing for fiscal disaster thanks to plummeting tax revenue caused by COVID-19 lockdowns. But then a funny thing happened: California’s state budget faces a dramatic boom-and-bust period over the next four years, analysts said Wednesday, a roller-coaster period that could begin with a $26-billion tax windfall and later plunge to a projected deficit of $17.5 billion by the middle of 2025…The large supply of extra cash — equal to almost 20% of all current-year spending out of California’s general fund — is a surprise, Legislative Analyst Gabriel Petek said. ….The state’s tax revenues have remained strong — in part,...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Nuggets selected power forward Zeke Nnaji, with the No. 22 pick and reportedly traded for R.J. Hampton at No. 24 in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday night. So how do the newest players fit on the current roster? Zeke Nnaji, Power Forward, University of Arizona Zeke Nnaji of the Arizona Wildcats (credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images) Nnaji is a 6-foot-11, 240-pound power forward who averaged 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds in his only season for the Arizona Wildcats. He was named as the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year racking up 14 double-doubles, which were the second-most by a Wildcat freshman in program history. The Nuggets have several questions with their front court depth as Mason Plumlee, Jerami Grant, and Paul Millsap are all free agents. Depending on what the Nuggets decide to do in the free agent market will dictate how...
    As the United States gets closer to Thanksgiving, Health and Human Services assistant secretary Brett Giroir is warning that the country faces an “absolutely dangerous situation” from the coronavirus pandemic. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviewed Giroir on Wednesday, and as she thanked him for his “direct messaging” about the virus, she asked “why not share this information in real time with the incoming Joe Biden team, so that there can be a seamless delivery of vaccines and there can be seamless messaging from the current administration to the next?” Giroir responded that it’s up to the General Services Administration when to initiate a transition, but Mitchell countered that “this is a public health emergency.” “This GSA official is violating the law,” Mitchell said, “because the law says the apparent winner, not the certified winner, not the Electoral College designee, the apparent winner. Is there anything you can do...
    LSU promises review of Title IX policies, faces calls for resignations, after USA TODAY investigation What concession remarks from Donald Trump could sound like Morgan Stanley says Tesla will surge 22% from current levels in its first bullish call on the stock since 2017 © Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images Tesla traded higher on Wednesday after Morgan Stanley upgraded the electric-vehicle manufacturer to "overweight" from "equal weight" for the first time since 2017. Morgan Stanley said it sees a budding opportunity in Tesla's high-margin software-and-services business, which it expects to represent up to 20% of total profit by 2030. "To only value Tesla on car sales alone ignores the multiple businesses embedded within the company, and ignores the long term value creation arising from monetizing Tesla's core strengths," Morgan Stanley said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The upside potential in...
    Scotland winning run no fluke, insists Kinghorn The 60+ Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals to Shop Right Now Morgan Stanley says Tesla will surge 22% from current levels, its first bullish call on the stock since 2017 © Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images Tesla traded higher on Wednesday after Morgan Stanley upgraded the electric vehicle manufacturer to "Overweight" from "Equal-weight" for the first time since 2017. Morgan Stanley sees a budding opportunity in Tesla's high-margin software and services business, which it expects to represent up to 20% of total profits by 2030, according to the note. "To only value Tesla on car sales alone ignores the multiple businesses embedded within the company, and ignores the long term value creation arising from monetizing Tesla's core strengths," Morgan Stanley said. Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. The upside potential...
    CBS News has obtained some notable data from the White House coronavirus task force on the alarming surge of covid cases across the country. This week the United States hit the grim milestone of 11 million total cases, and the number of deaths has topped 248,000. Daily case numbers and hospitalizations are at alarming levels — the COVID Tracking Project said Monday a record 73,000 people were hospitalized. Our daily update is published. States reported 1.5M tests, 149K cases, and 581 deaths. A record 73k people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Texas did not report testing data today. pic.twitter.com/brjIHCylb3 — The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) November 17, 2020 The reports obtained by CBS News say, “There is now aggressive, unrelenting, expanding broad community spread across the country, reaching most counties, without evidence of improvement but rather, further deterioration. Current mitigation efforts are inadequate and must be increased to...
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    PEP GUARDIOLA is reportedly more likely than not to sign a new Manchester City contract. The Citizens sit tenth after a mixed start to the season, having lost their Premier League crown to Liverpool. 3Pep Guardiola is reportedly nearing a contract extension with Manchester CityCredit: Getty Images - Getty The decision over whether Guardiola will continue at Etihad Stadium is thought to be down to the coach. The 49-year-old's £20million-a-year contract is up at the end of the season and an agreement has not yet been reached. But, according to The Telegraph, sources close to the Spaniard believe he will agree a new deal with the club. Guardiola is in his fifth year at City with a pair of Premier League titles, an FA Cup and three Carabao Cups in the trophy cabinet. When asked about his contract situation in September, the coach insisted he is planning on signing a...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper mocked Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts for suggesting that even though President Donald Trump is losing the 2020 election, he still seems “to be winning in a way.” Roberts advanced the intriguing premise while chatting with Chris Wallace in advance of Trump’s Friday afternoon press conference. So as not to lose even a scintilla of nuance, here is their exchange, word-for-word: Roberts: I’m told that it’s possible the president may take some questions this afternoon. Obviously I imagine the first questions would be about where he is in terms of if he is going to continue to fight this battle to try to unearth a new votes that could turn around the current vote count or if he will concede. The president does seem, though, in a way, Chris, to be winning even as he is losing in the current vote count because...
    Entertainment : LIMA (AP) – The university student Yessenia Medina could not concentrate on her virtual classes because she was thinking about the crisis in Peru. Before last Monday, he had never been outraged by a political issue, but then he learned from Facebook that Congress dismissed President Martin Vizcarra and at night he wanted to go out to protest in the most important square in the capital. However, due to the distance that separates his home from the site of the protest, he had to wait until Thursday to join with his mother several thousand Peruvians in one of the most crowded marches of the last 20 years. “He was fired for his own interests rather than the interests of the people,” 23-year-old Yessenia told The Associated Press while writing with red marker on cardboard. “They won’t shut us up, you sons of...
    (CNN)Former White House chief of staff John Kelly issued an on-the-record statement Friday night lambasting President Donald Trump for not helping with the transition to a Biden administration.Read the full statement:The delay in transitioning is an increasing national security and health crisis. It costs the current administration nothing to start to brief Mr. Biden, Ms. Harris, the new chief-of-staff, and ALL identified cabinet members and senior staff as they are identified over the days and weeks ahead. That said, the downside to not doing so could be catastrophic to our people regardless of who they voted for. Just as important are getting the landing or beachhead teams into the various departments and agencies that protect Americans, our health, and our way of life. In particular are the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Intel Community (IC) and the Department of Health and Human Services...
    (CNN)While President-elect Joe Biden was working to turn the wheels of government to his own administration, it seemed the current President was doing anything to halt -- or at the very least ignore -- that peaceful transfer of power.President Donald Trump's appointee at the General Services Administration has so far refused to "affirm" Biden's victory -- which would begin the formal transition process. Though Biden has downplayed it, that delay has real-world implications. THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! Friday's coronavirus vaccine briefing marks the first time Trump has spoken on camera since a speech last week, but on Twitter he has railed against the democratic process and refused to acknowledge Biden's victory. Trump's lawyers, meanwhile, fanned out across the country, filing flimsy lawsuits...
    Leo Cortez (pictured) woke on October 9 to find his vehicle on fire An 82-year-old Latino in California claims his van was torched in the run up to the election because he voted for Donald Trump. Leo Cortez, who believes he was targeted because of his multiple Trump 2020 signs in his front yard, was sleeping at his South Pasadena home  on October 9, when he was woken by neighbors to alert him his van had been set on fire. Fire crews and police responded and the flames were quickly extinguished but left significant damage to the van. 'The truck was unusable. On the outside the damage is not seen so much, but on the inside it was destroyed,' said Cortez.  No one was hurt in the incident. The suspect has not yet been arrested. When Cortez, who was born and raised in LA, reviewed his home security footage, he said...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Rock the Garden organizers say the Minneapolis summer music festival will not be happening in 2021. On Tuesday, the Walker Art Center and The Current announced the cancellation of the outdoor concert for the summer of 2021, which was also canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Organizers called the decision “very difficult” and cited the uncertainties of planning a large-scale outside event during the time of COVID-19. “Although it may seem premature, the bulk of the planning, including booking bands on tour and securing permits, needs to be completed by the New Year. It is not feasible to do this work given the current situation with COVID-19. We are disappointed to not be able to share the event with our community next summer,” Mary Ceruti, executive director of the Walker, said. We are disappointed to announce that due to uncertainties around planning for a large-scale outside...
    The West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Washington. While much of Washington is twisted in knots over the election, there’s another contingent already busy trying to figure out how to stage an inauguration for the next president during a pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick) With Joe Biden being projected as the president-elect, questions have emerged on the status of an inauguration taking place during a coronavirus pandemic. Here is some information on what is known at this time: Q: When is the inauguration? The 59th inaugural ceremonies are scheduled for Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol. Q: Who is in charge of the inauguration? The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has been responsible for the planning of the inauguration since 1901. Made up of a joint committee of House and Senate lawmakers, the JCCIC have been meeting...
    The Young Bucks — Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson — won the AEW World Tag Team Championships at last night’s Full Gear pay-per-view. This came following a very physical and fast-paced match against FTR, who WWE fans might know as The Revival. Matt was also working with a legitimate MLC injury that’s been troubling him for a while now. As quoted by WrestlingNews.co, the new champion took part in a media scrum after the show and discussed his current health status. According to Matt, it may have stemmed from the thinning of his ACL, which he injured years ago. The champion revealed that doctors are under the impression that the ACL injury has been troubling him for a decade or longer. The MCL situation, meanwhile, is newer. Matt went on to say that it’s been a “rough” period for him, but he assured fans that he’s making efforts to recover...
    Apex Legends kicked off its highly anticipated seventh season yesterday, November 4, bringing in a range of fresh content. Dubbed Ascension, this season introduced the next legend, ‘Horizon’, a brand new map called ‘Olympus’, and the game’s first drivable vehicle- the Trident hovercar, among other balance changes. The launch of Apex’s season seven coincided with its release on Steam. Following Apex Legends’ Steam debut yesterday, the battle royale’s player count has quickly surged the gaming charts. It is one of the trending games in Valve’s store. Get in, Legends, we’re going to Olympus. ???? Season 7 – Ascension is now live across all platforms, including @Steam! pic.twitter.com/HhnySXU8xS — Apex Legends (@PlayApex) November 5, 2020 According to Steam DB, Apex Legends peaked at 88,869 concurrent players in the last 24 hours. This places Respawn’s free-to-play battle royale among the website’s real-time list of top 10 most played games on Steam, based...
    Three days following Election Day, results are continuing to roll in with both Joe Biden and Donald Trump still capable of victory. While Biden’s 253 electoral votes are closer to the threshold needed for victory of 270, as reported by The New York Times, if Trump ends up on the right side of the razor-thin margins of some of the five remaining states, he could be looking at another four years in the White House. The counting continues in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, with Arizona expected to go to Biden and North Carolina to Trump, with both holding leads in their respective states by more than a percentage point. The story is much murkier in the remaining three states, where the no candidate leads by more than 10,000 votes. Currently, the tightest contest is in Georgia, where the Democrat and Republican are in a dead heat as...
    The Bachelorette spoilers for Episode 4 reveal that it’s going to be a wild ride for Clare Crawley, her men, and all of the viewers.   Craig Sjodin / ABC   Craig Sjodin / ABC
    Amanda Knox has been slammed after joking on Twitter that whatever happens in the election, it 'can't be as bad as that four-year study abroad [she] did in Italy'.  Knox, 33, spent four years in prison after she was convicted of the murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher in 2007, before she was later freed and exonerated. She has since returned to the US and shared her thoughts on the election as the results started to come in on Tuesday night in a joke on Twitter branded 'foul' and 'gross' for making light of Meredith's murder. Amanda Knox, pictured in 2019, has been slammed after joking on Twitter that whatever happens in the election, it 'can't be as bad as that four-year study abroad [she] did in Italy' Knox, 33, was criticized online for making light of the murder of Meredith Kercher Knox tweeted: 'Whatever happens, the next...
    Unlike the NFC, there are clear front-runners in the making for the AFC playoff picture. Following the midway point of the 2020 NFL season, several teams are just a game or so away from locking up the division. The real storyline will be based off the race for the wild cards. With five teams likely battling for three spots, each loss could cost the team a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. And unlike the struggling franchises in the NFC, any team could be 60 minutes away from causing an upset on any given Sunday. What would the AFC playoff picture be if the season ended today?There’s one team that remains undefeated in the NFL, thus granting the Pittsburgh Steelers the top seed in the conference. With their 28-24 victory over Baltimore, Pittsburgh looks to be perhaps the most complete team on both sides of the ball. Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs remain a...
    If the season ended today, which teams would be in the postseason picture.  Welcome to the midway mark of the 2020 NFL season. Although there’s plenty of football left to play, fans are starting to get a clearer picture of which teams will be vying for a playoff spot and which clubs can wave the white flag of surrender. In the NFC, teams are duking it out for a chance to win their division or even clinch a spot in late January football. Entering Sunday, eight of the 16 teams were sitting with a .500 record or better. There are still nine weeks remaining in the season, so anything can happen.Heres what the postseason would look like in the NFC right nowThanks to a 28-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, the Seattle Seahawks jump back into the No.1 spot over the Green Bay Packers. Russell Wilson continued his dominance against...
    Nationally, Biden holds a 7.8 percent lead over Trump, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average, but in the battleground states that will decide the Electoral College results, his lead is much less secure. State-level polls, which were wildly off base in 2016, remain suspect: Republicans — and many Democrats — believe that Trump’s voters are refusing to take part in them, or to signal their true intentions if they do. “This race is far closer than some of the punditry . . . would suggest,” Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said recently. “In a number of critical swing states we are fundamentally tied.” Here’s a look at the nine battlegrounds that could hand the White House to the Democrats — or give President Trump a second term. Current poll average: Biden 47% / Trump 47% In 2016, Trump won Arizona by 91,000 votes, a relatively comfortable 3.6 percent margin. But...
    According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, by way of Ringside News, WWE is still interested in booking Roman Reigns and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at WrestleMania 37. However, the match hasn’t been set in stone yet. While the showdown between the real-life cousins hasn’t been confirmed yet, Meltzer revealed that all of the cards seem to be falling into place. If the company can have fans in the arena for the box office bout, it could happen. Reigns’ current storyline also appears to be heading toward a possible showdown with his older cousin. He has been feuding with The Usos — who are also related to both superstars — and was recently crowned the “Tribal Chief” of their family. The family-centric nature of the angle suggests that Johnson will get involved eventually. The legendary performer has also been open about his desire to lock up with Reigns...
    The U.S. Airforce has launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California in the latest in a series of tests. The Minuteman III ICBM was equipped with a test reentry vehicle and was launched at 12.27 a.m. on October 29, according to an Air Force news release. Officials stressed that the test was planned well in advance and was not a reaction to current events.  The ICBM's reentry vehicle travelled 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, at the speed of 15,000mph. A single Minuteman III costs $7 million. The Minuteman III ICBM was equipped with a test reentry vehicle and was launched at 12.27 a.m. on October 29, according to an Air Force news release. Pictured: The Minuteman III missile was successfully launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California (Image: Michael Stonecypher) 'The launch calendars are built three to five years in...
    Chatri Sityodtong. Reuters One Championship holds its 12th event of the pandemic era on Friday. With four championship belts on the line at the behind-closed-doors Singapore event, this is the Asian MMA firm's most ambitious event of 2020. If it weren't for the coronavirus pandemic, One Championship would have made its American debut by now, the CEO Chatri Sityodtong recently told Insider. And the One founder said at an October press conference that his company's end-of-year schedule and 2021 plans will soon be confirmed, which could include fights for two former UFC champions. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One Championship would have debuted in the US if it weren't for "strange" times around the world, its boss told Insider ahead of its biggest and most exciting pandemic-era event, which takes place in Singapore on Friday. Like many of the major sports leagues and organizations, One Championship...
    Alton Frye October 29, 2020 10:45AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on The Globalist. Guilt by association is a troublesome notion. As a matter of law, Americans learned just how troublesome in both the Mitchell Palmer raids of 1919-20, and the McCarthy era commotions over fears of communist infiltration.  The question is arising once more in Michigan and elsewhere with extremist threats to attack or overthrow established governments.  : The challenge is not only to law enforcement officials forced to assess whether extremist plans cross legal lines.  Keeping good company? It also requires answers from those associating with militias or other groups whose tendencies threaten the good order of the nation: Is that the company they wish to keep? Are they satisfied by an ambiguous message to those who offer arms instead of arguments merely to "stand back and stand by"?  : In society more generally, and especially in...
    NASA is targeting the 2030s for when it will send the first human crew to Mars and a new innovation could make the more than 40 million mile journey in just three months - instead of the current seven. Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies, a Seattle-based tech company, is developing a nuclear-powered engine that claims to be safer and more reliable than previous nuclear propulsion (NTP), with twice the rocket efficiency as a chemical compulsion. The system uses a specialized fuel designed with high-assay low-enriched uranium that the firm says is much more rugged than conventional nuclear fuels and can operate at high temperatures. Although the concept was created for NASA, the firm notes that it could be used for commercial entities to take tourists to other planets in half the time. Scroll down for video  Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies, a Seattle-based tech company, is developing a nuclear-powered engine that...
    Got em: Nest of murder hornets taken down in Washington state to protect honeybees The best cheap pasta joints in America 15 current and former yacht crew members describe rampant harassment in one of the worlds most glamorous industries Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday. Read on for more on the dark secret at the heart of the yachting industry, a profile of playboy turned pragmatic media mogul Jay Penske, and an interview with Nxivm survivor India Oxenberg.  © Samantha Lee/Business Insider Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hello! I want to start by highlighting three in-depth stories we published in the past 24 hours.  Rob Price, Meghan Morris, and Becky Peterson described the 199 days that doomed Quibi, and explain how $1.75 billion couldn't save the most hyped app...
              A report from the University of Virginia (UVA) Biocomplexity Institute published last Friday showed that the statewide COVID-19 reproduction rate is above 1.0 (1.031) and in all regions except one, meaning the virus is spreading quickly across the Commonwealth, and classifies five out of 35 health districts as a surge. The UVA Biocomplexity Institute also uses an adaptive model, tracing past and current trends, to predict what could happen in the future. In that report, the model predicted there could be 202,040 total confirmed cases in Virginia by Thanksgiving, an increase of 41,197 confirmed cases from Saturday’s count. Currently, there are 160,843 confirmed cases, up 18 from Friday, in the state out of a population that is just over 8.5 million people, according to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) coronavirus dashboard. Virginia’s daily case incidence rate per 100,000 people is 11.8, considered...
    A third of Americans have lied to a significant other about their number of sexual partners, according to new research. A study of 2,000 Americans who’ve had sex found that 32 per cent have fibbed about how many past partners they have, with more men than women admitting to lying. The results revealed that one in five held back the truth because they thought their partner would judge their real number.  Shh! A third of Americans have lied to a significant other about their number of sexual partners, according to new research Secrets: A study of 2,000 Americans who’ve had sex found that 32 per cent have fibbed about how many past partners they have, with more men than women admitting to lying Seventeen percent of respondents thought their partner’s number was too different from their real one, so they chose a fake number closer to their partner’s. It’s no...
    New York is considering replacing its 14-day mandatory quarantine with rapid testing because the current restrictions are 'hurting the economy'.  Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters Wednesday that enforcing the current restrictions is problematic, according to WAMC. Cuomo also acknowledged that the quarantine period stops people traveling to the state for work. He said of a switch to testing: 'There's new testing technology, there are rapid tests, is there a better, smarter way to handle a quarantine? None of this has been done before, so we're figuring it out as it goes.' At present, states are added to the quarantine list if they hit a threshold of averaging 10 or more new cases per day per 100,000 residents over a seven-day period. States can also land on the quarantine list if 10% of tests came up positive on average over the past week. But despite surging cases in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut Cuomo...