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    BEIJING (AP) — Calls for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on human rights grounds are “doomed to failure,” a Chinese government spokesperson said Wednesday, as lawmakers and political advisers began converging on China’s capital for the biggest annual gathering of the political calendar. The spokesperson, Guo Weimin, also denounced speculation that Beijing was seeking diplomatic gains by providing COVID-19 vaccines and other global assistance to help fight the pandemic, saying China was only seeking to meet its international obligations in providing a public service. Guo is spokesperson for the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the official advisory body to China’s ceremonial parliament, the National People’s Congress. Both bodies open their annual meetings this week amid tight security and social distancing measures to guard against increasingly narrow odds of passing on the coronavirus. Local transmission of COVID-19 has been practically wiped out in China, where...
    Fox & Friends First gave Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) something of a pass on the sexual harassment allegations raised against him and instead asked him about the “canceling” of Dr. Seuss instead. Todd Piro and Ashley Strohmier interviewed Cawthorn on Fox & Friends First, where the topics ranged from election laws to the Biden Administration’s border policy. The interview turned to the lighter side, however, when Piro asked Cawthorn to react to President Joe Biden omitting Seuss from his proclamation for Read Across America Day. The news comes after Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced they would no longer publish 6 of the author’s children’s books because they contain racist imagery that the company acknowledges as “hurtful and wrong.” Piro emphasized he was “fired up” over the “canceling,” saying it’s “getting more and more outlandish by the day.” Cawthorn responded by calling it an “absurd” example of “cancel culture” and the Democrats’ priorities....
    THIS Morning was thrown into chaos today as FIVE viewers failed to answer correctly for Spin To Win - and one fan even hung up. Hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were visibly exasperated by the repeated failures, and panicked that it would eat into their cooking segment time. 6Spin To Win caused chaos on This Morning today Fans of the show can apply to win some cash on the ITV daytime show online, and if their phone rings they must answer with the day's secret passphrase. However, the first two fans today answered by saying "Hello", with Holly and Phil immediately hanging up. As the phone rang a third contestant, Holly said: "Come on, we've got a pie to eat - hurry up!" And she and her co-host were not impressed when the call eventually went to voicemail. 6It took SIX attempts for somebody to answer correctly 6Viewers either...
    More On: Golden Globes 2021 Kaley Cuoco ‘cried’ when she tried on her Golden Globes 2021 dress January Jones’ red-hot Golden Globes dress still fits 10 years later ‘The Crown’ stars Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor match at Golden Globes 2021 Sober Chrissy Teigen mocks her famous Golden Globes meme face The 2021 Golden Globes got off to a rocky start with a Zoom fail. Upon winning the first award of the evening —Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in “Judas and the Black Messiah — Kaluuya experienced technical difficulties with his audio. After a few seconds of silence, the show cut off Kaluuya and presenter Laura Dern told the crowd, “As you can see, we unfortunately have a bad connection. We apologize for that technical problem and send all of our congratulations to Daniel on his Golden Globe win.” But Kaluuya...
    If I find typos in a letter or resume, I immediately disqualify the candidate from consideration. Is that too harsh? If you can’t write a typo-free note for an important correspondence such as to a prospective employer, then they will likely disqualify you from consideration, assuming they caught the error. I would — unless you are someone I really want to hire and it was a debatable grammatical mistake or a minor spelling error. Sadly, poor writing and editing are common, forcing the bar lower. I would definitely bring it to the candidate’s attention to see their reaction and hope it would prevent him or her from making that mistake again. Last week’s column about the merits of sending thank-you notes after an interview sparked a great e-mail debate. I want to thank you for such great feedback and your additional questions, which I will attempt to answer here....
    DENVER (CBS4) – Engine failure on a commercial aircraft is not common, but it also isn’t unheard of. United Airlines flight 328 suffered some kind of problem on Saturday as it left Denver for Honolulu. The flight had to return to Denver International Airport. READ MORE: LISTEN: Broomfield Releases 911 Calls After Plane Engine Explodes Over Neighborhoods (credit: CBS) Even though the images taken by passenger are shocking, Kevin Kuhlmann the Associate Chair of the Aviation and Aerospace Science Department at Metro State University Denver says dual engine airplanes are able to fly for a long time with only one engine. “That’s got to be the case because it’s not uncommon for an engine to either fail or there is something going on where you shut the engine down, precautionary just in case,” he said. BROOMFIELD, CO – FEBRUARY 20: A large piece of what appears to the outside of an...
    By now, we’re all well aware of the Zoom ground rules for the professional — turn the cat filter off, have proper lighting, dress appropriately and eliminate distractions. But when it comes to acing a video job interview, you have to up the ante. We asked recruiters and experts about their must-haves and grievances. Be discreet Eliminating distractions is key — including exiting a work call before your interview. Last March, Mollie Leonard, head of people at Mediaplanet, a global firm delivering content marketing campaigns in Midtown, attended a companywide meeting with about 60 people on Zoom when an entry-level employee neglected to mute herself during an external job interview. “All of a sudden, the sound of the call switched from the speaker’s voice to this employee who was interviewing for another job. We heard the employee answering the question, ‘Why are you looking to leave your current...
    More On: at work Black entrepreneurs raise awareness as they look to the future Businesses that rely on relationships are booming amid pandemic Can I tell my micromanaging boss to back off? Don’t give up Super Bowl 2021 squares: Why workplace rituals are important By now, we’re all well aware of the Zoom ground rules for the professional — turn the cat filter off, have proper lighting, dress appropriately and eliminate distractions. But when it comes to acing a video job interview, you have to up the ante. We asked recruiters and experts about their must-haves and grievances. Be discreet Eliminating distractions is key — including exiting a work call before your interview. Last March, Mollie Leonard, head of people at Mediaplanet, a global firm delivering content marketing campaigns in Midtown, attended a companywide meeting with about 60 people on Zoom when an entry-level employee neglected to mute herself...
    Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) told Breitbart News on Friday that the Biden administration’s and Democrats’ amnesty legislation is “dead on arrival” and is a “sop to the radical left.” “The Biden administration just jumped right in and refused to actually have a secure border, which tells you everything you need to know about [the] legislation they’re putting forward,” Roy said on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. The U.S. Citizenship Act, introduced on Thursday by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in the House and Senate, respectively, would provide amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. President Joe Biden’s and Democrats’ support for “open borders” incentivizes human traffickers who abuse migrants seeking entry to the U.S., Roy said. Roy remarked, “They’re literally issuing executive orders that violate [Joe Biden’s] oath to the Constitution to take care to faithfully execute the laws of the United States and...
    (CNN)South Carolina senator -- and BFF of former President Donald Trump -- Lindsey Graham is heading down to Mar-a-Lago to play golf and huddle with the 45th president in hopes of bringing about a detente between Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.It won't work.That fact isn't Graham's fault. Nor is it a bad idea for him to try to play peacemaker between Trump and McConnell, the two most powerful figures within the GOP. "They're now at each other's throat," Graham said on Fox News this week. "I'm more worried about 2022 than I've ever been. I don't want to eat our own."Yup. He's right. Following the acquittal of Trump by the Senate over inciting the riot at the US Capitol, McConnell took to the Senate floor and blasted Trump, insisting that there was "no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that...
    Executives at McDonald's may not be lovin' it if they don't get their full McBonuses in accordance with new company policy. The fast-food company announced on Thursday it would be reducing the bonuses of top brass if they fail to staff more minorities in senior leadership roles. "We’re implementing policies that hold our leaders directly accountable for making tangible progress on our [diversity, equity, and inclusion] goals," McDonald’s Corp. said in a press release titled "Allyship through Accountability." McDonald's, pushing to achieve "gender parity" by 2030, said it "expects to increase representation of historically underrepresented groups in leadership roles (Senior Director and above) located in the U.S. to 35%" and "to increase representation of women in leadership roles globally (Senior Director and above) to 45%" by 2025. The current figures sit at 29% and 37%, respectively. FOOD CHAIN SLAMMED FOR TOUTING DIVERSITY HIRINGS: 'SO PROUD THEY'RE REDUCING EMPLOYEES OF A...
    RESCUERS failed to save a goat that was trapped on a cliff ledge - but can you spot the animal? The five-hour mission to rescue the goat ended in tragedy when it fell 150ft down a cliff in front of rescue teams on the Great Orme in Llandudno, Wales. 4Can you spot the poor little animal? The young goat was stranded on a ledge for more than 24 hours when RSPCA and Coastguard teams joined up to save it. But as a coastguard rescuer was roped down toward the goat the young animal became scared - and fell from the rock face. The tragedy happened at the Great Orme in North Wales, which is famed for its wild herd of Kashmiri goats. Rescue teams have defended their tragic mission, saying they tried to save the goat so members of the public would not risk their own lives. A Coastguard...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly identified Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund ace Erling Haaland. Despite losing out on signing the Norwegian marksman to BVB last year, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently admitted that he is still 'following' the player in Germany. 2Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva is reportedly being chased by Manchester UnitedCredit: Alamy Live News But it appears the Red Devils are keeping tabs on another player in the Bundesliga ahead of a possible summer move. According to Sky Germany, the 25-year-old is being chased by United with the club impressed by his goalscoring exploits since joining Frankfurt in 2019. Portugal international Silva banged in 16 goals in all competitions last term. And he has already scored more this season, as he has chipped in with 19 goals and five assists in 22 outings. It has been claimed that Frankfurt are seeking a fee in...
    It's not often that "Jeopardy!" contestants are left speechless by a question. However, on Tuesday's episode of the popular quiz show, that's exactly what happened when guest host Ken Jennings asked a trio of competitors to identify Jimmy Butler. "Recently, this baller-barista launched Big Face Coffee and turned his new team, the Miami Heat, into a title contender," hinted Jennings. When none of the contestants responded, he told them, "We were looking for Jimmy Butler." JIMMY BUTLER SHOWS OFF ACTING SKILLS IN HEAT WIN OVER KNICKS: 'I'VE STUDDIED MARK WAHLBERG' The "Jeopardy!" oddity set the internet ablaze and many fans took to Twitter to joke about the moment. "When three people on Jeopardy couldn’t identify Jimmy Butler," one viewer wrote, alongside a GIF of Butler, 31, making a goofy face. "Today on Jeopardy!: noooo nobody recognized Jimmy Butler :(" said another. 'JEOPARDY!,' ALEX TREBEK'S FAMILY DONATE LATE HOST'S WARDROBE TO CHARITY...
    The text messages were meant to encourage. They felt like back-handed compliments to Jordan Spieth. He had just posted his second straight 67 in the Phoenix Open, three shots off the lead, and it was cause for celebration. After all, Spieth had missed the cut six times in his previous 15 tournaments. The nine other times he made it to the weekend, his average finish was nearly 15 shots behind. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "I was receiving texts that were like it was my first PGA Tour event ever," Spieth said. "And as much as I enjoyed that support, I mean, I'm not leading by three. I didn't win the golf tournament. Yeah, I know it's been a little while since I've been near the top, but like, come on guys. I expect to be here, you know?" Spieth knows better. His slump has been so...
    20 facts you might not know about Die Hard 10 Hidden Homeowner Costs — and How to Slash Them Favourites Schwarz and Vlhova fail to make parallels cut Hot favourites Marco Schwarz of Austria and Slovakia's Petra Vlhova both failed to qualify for the finals of the parallel giant slalom events at the world championships on Wednesday. © Fabrice COFFRINI Marco Schwarz had already won a gold medal at these world championships but failed to reach the final of the parallel giant slalom Schwarz won gold in the men's alpine combined on Tuesday and Vlhova silver in the women's, but neither made the cut for the parallel finals scheduled for 1300 GMT in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Swiss pair Loic Meillard and Wendy Holdener were quickest in the respective events. Gallery: Best photos from the Australian Open (USA TODAY) Lara Gut-Behrami will be another big-name absentee from the final. The Swiss...
    Loading the player... In honor of Valentine’s Day, former President Barack Obama shared a family portrait in honor of the three special women in his life. “Happy Valentine’s Day to the three who never fail to make me smile. Your dazzling light makes everything brighter,” he tweeted on Sunday. Former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama are shown last October closing the annual Obama Foundation Summit together on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) The tweeted included wife, Michelle, and daughters, Sasha, 19, and Malia, 22. Happy Valentine’s Day to the three who never fail to make me smile. Your dazzling light makes everything brighter. pic.twitter.com/fMcdwf2j20 — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 14, 2021 Read More: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their second child Michelle also shared a Valentine’s Day message with a recent...
    Barack Obama shared a sweet Valentine’s Day message to his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha on Sunday in which he praised them for making ‘everything brighter’. ‘Happy Valentine’s Day to the three who never fail to make me smile,’ the former president wrote alongside an undated picture of the family. ‘Your dazzling light makes everything brighter.’ Former First Lady Michelle posted her own heartwarming message two minutes later, accompanied by a picture of her and Barack surrounded by lights. ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, @barackobama!’ she wrote. ‘Life is always brighter when I'm by your side.’ Former First Lady Melania Trump also shared a Valentine’s Day message on Sunday morning, but it did not mention her husband Donald.  Barack Obama posted a sweet Valentine’s Day message to his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha on social media on Sunday saying they make 'everything brighter' Barack accompanied the...
    BRITAIN’S quarantine hotels will fail to stop the spread of Covid because the rules are too lax, scientists have warned. Travellers from 33 red list countries will be allowed out of their rooms to enjoy the fresh air and even pick up room service in the £1,750 self-isolation centres – if staff deem it safe. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Getty Images - Getty 3 Britain’s quarantine hotels will fail to stop the spread of Covid because the rules are too lax, scientists have warned Aussie experts lashed the plan, warning that the rules are far less strict than then ones Down Under and “very risky”. The stark warning came as the Australian state of Victoria was plunged back into lockdown after a coronavirus outbreak tore through a quarantine hotel. But Downing Street has insisted its hotel quarantine policy is “in line”...
    (CNN)The recent arrest of Tse Chi Lop, the alleged leader of the Sam Gor drug syndicate and one of the world's most-wanted suspected criminals, is a remarkable victory for the coalition of governments and police forces that pursued him.He was the target of a massive, multiyear operation that required significant political and operational investment from as many as 20 different agencies in a dozen countries. No one should underestimate how hard it was to take him down. Tse is by far the most high-profile alleged trafficker arrested in decades in Asia, where major criminals tend to lay low and beyond the reach of police. Transnational organized crime groups have become incredibly wealthy and powerful in recent years on the back of the synthetic drug trade, which thrives in poorly governed swathes of territory where cartels set up industrial-scale clandestine drug labs. Many of them are found in portions of the...
    Savannah Rychcik February 10, 2021 0 Comments Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is claiming that if Republicans refuse to convict former President Donald Trump it will because they are his “co-conspirators.” “If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won’t be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense,” Clinton wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators.” If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it wont be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense. It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2021 It is seemingly unlikely Trump will be convicted after only six Republicans voted to declare the trial constitutional, as IJR reported. Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) all voted yes. Cassidy said...
    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali leaders have failed to end a stalemate over the selection of a new president scheduled for next week, government officials said on Saturday, raising the risk of more political turmoil. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed flew back to the capital Mogadishu without a deal on the staffing of regional electoral commissions, Osman Dube, the information minister, said late on Friday. "No agreement was reached," the minister said, adding that both houses of parliament would meet on Saturday to chart a way forward. Mohamed's office said he was set to address both houses of parliament. Somalia, which has had only limited central government since 1991, is trying to rebuild with the help of the United Nations. It had initially aimed to hold its first direct election in more than three decades this year but delays in preparations, and the government's inability to rein in daily attacks by al...
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    (Reuters) - The Bank of New York Mellon Corp said on Thursday it has partnered with Google Cloud on technology that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict when BNY clients' U.S. Treasury transactions will fail to settle. Settlement failures occur when two parties buying and selling bonds fail to exchange the cash and securities on time. A large increase in failures can signal market liquidity problems. The $22 trillion U.S. Treasury market is the largest and most liquid market in the world. Around 2% of transactions fail to settle each day, which can create liquidity shortfalls for clients, BNY Mellon said in a release. BNY said its new technology predicts the likelihood that clients, such as banks, will face settlement failure on a trade. The model can predict around 40% of settlement failures for trades that are eligible to be settled on the Federal Reserve’s FedWire Securities Service,...
    Reuters February 4, 2021 0 Comments U.S. House Republicans opted on Wednesday not to punish newcomer Marjorie Taylor Greene for incendiary comments, including support for violence against Democrats, and turned back an attempt to oust a leader who had voted to impeach President Donald Trump. The twin actions, taken in a closed-door meeting, amounted to an uneasy truce for a party that has faced internal strife following Trump’s tumultuous presidency. By a vote of 145-61, Republicans chose not to strip Representative Liz Cheney of her position as the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives. Cheney, like nine other House Republicans, had voted to impeach Trump on Jan. 13 on a charge of insurrection after the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol a week earlier. The other 197 had voted against impeachment. “We’re not going to be in a situation where people can pick off any member of...
    THE training-ground footage emerged a couple of weeks ago, via Tottenham’s in-house TV channel. Jose Mourinho can be heard, off-camera, saying: “You want to stay here? Or go to Madrid and play no football?” 5Gareth Bale is enduring a difficult season under Jose Mourinho after returning to TottenhamCredit: AFP The Spurs boss was apparently telling his backroom staff what he had said in a meeting with Gareth Bale, 31, on loan from Real Madrid, but also playing remarkably little football under Mourinho. Only a cynic would suggest Mourinho might have been pleased that this clip found the light of day. Just as those same cynics might have wondered about Mourinho giving a training-ground rebuke to Paul Pogba in front of TV cameras when the pair were in the midst of one of their fall-outs at Manchester United — with the Frenchman having just been stripped of his status as vice-captain....
    (CNN)In-person learning for thousands of Chicago students has been pushed back to Tuesday after Chicago officials and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) failed to reach an agreement on Covid-19 reopening plans.About 67,000 students -- 62,000 who are in grades K-8 -- had indicated to the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) district that they intend to return on February 1. The district, the nation's 3rd largest, served about 355,000 students during the 2019-2020 school year. CPS officials, including CEO Dr. Janice Jackson, have said the district has plans to mitigate the spread of any coronavirus outbreaks in schools. She and other school officials believe it's time to get everyone back to the classroom.However, the CTU has raised concerns that with the ongoing pandemic, teachers and students remain at risk if they return to the classroom too soon. Teacher unions flex their power in Covid school reopening chaosIn a letter sent to families...
    New York Rangers fail once again to hold on to a third period lead. By: Jim Bay January 30, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditIt will not go down as a defensive masterpiece as the New York Rangers let a third-period lead slip by as Sydney Crosby slammed a shot past Alexandar Georgiev to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 5-4 victory in overtime. In the three-on-three overtime, the Penguins took advantage of the fact that the Rangers could not clear their own defensive zone, allowing the Penguins to bring fresh players on the ice three consecutive times before Crosby’s goal ended the game. While the Rangers did take a little bit of advantage of the depleted Penguins defense, their own defensive efforts were equally lacking in the Saturday night game. Artemi Panarin, Chris Kreider, Kevin Rooney, and Brendan Lemieux scored for the Blueshirts. K’Andre Miller...
    ARSENAL and Manchester United played out a goalless draw in their highly-anticipated clash at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners went into the match looking to go level on points with rivals Spurs, while United hoped to bolster their title hopes. 8Alexandre Lacazette struck the bar with a measured free-kickCredit: PA:Press Association 8David Luiz rose highest to deny Bruno FernandesCredit: Getty Images - Getty Neither side managed to muster their best attacking play, however, with chances at a premium in the first-half. David Luiz was as fired up as ever, celebrating wildly after blocking a Bruno Fernandes free-kick. It was then Alexandre Lacazette that went close from a dead ball, striking the underside of the crossbar after being fouled by Harry Maguire. Marcus Rashford lashed the ball into the side netting moments before being substituted, while Nicolas Pepe curled a shot inches wide with ten minutes remaining. Edinson Cavani then had Gunners...
    Rep. Matt Gaetz , Rep. John Ratcliffe, and Rep. Jim Jordan laughing over how they're making the world better for Donald Trump In 1966, Ronald Reagan was a candidate for governor of California. It was during that campaign that the state Republican chairman coined a phrase that the former film star found appealing. “The personal attacks against me during the primary finally became so heavy that the state Republican chairman, Gaylord Parkinson, postulated what he called the Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” — Ronald Reagan And just like that, Reagan planted the seed that, over fifty years later, has bloomed into an Audrey II capable of eating his party. For decades, it’s been easy to bemoan stories about “Democrats divided.” It has seemed there was no end of moments in which the progressive end of the political spectrum fell into internecine squabbles, while conservatives dutifully kept all...
    Ryan Lynch I tried yoga nidra, a sort of guided meditation that invites you into the state of consciousness between waking and sleeping.  It feels more accessible than many meditation practices, since it's entirely guided, you do it lying down, and you can't mess up.  The practice is linked to reduced anxiety, deeper self-awareness, improved sleep, and more.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. I only made it to number 16 when counting down from 18 before my focus faded and a dream state settled in. I caught myself and tried again: 18, 17, 16 ... and off my mind meandered once more. Not to grocery lists or work assignments, but to the type of strange and colorful story threads the mind can only conjure on the edge of sleep.   Could it be working?  I wasn't undergoing anesthesia or hypnosis, but rather a practice called "yoga nidra,"...
    "Jeopardy!" viewers were stunned on Wednesday when all three contestants failed to identify comedian Dave Chappelle from his photo.  The shocking moment came during the Double Jeopardy! Round of the game where guest host Ken Jennings offered what many at home thought was an easy clue for a $2,000 question.  "This comedian displayed his drama chops in ‘A Star Is Born,’ playing Bradley Cooper’s longtime friend," Jennings read. As if the clue wasn’t obvious enough, the contestants were even given a picture of Chappelle to help them answer the clue. Not only did no one know the answer, but no one was even able to venture a guess.  HBO MAX TO REMOVE 'CHAPPELLE'S SHOW' AT DAVE CHAPPELLE'S REQUEST Dave Chappelle was the response to a clue on 'Jeopardy!' that turned out to be harder than many people expected. (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File) Chapelle has been in several movies but is...
    BRIGHTON and Fulham could still be playing now and we would still be waiting for a goal. Just over a month on from a coma-inducing stalemate at Craven Cottage, these toothless two served up another 0-0 even duller than the first. 4Neal Maupay had a golden opportunity towards the endCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd Chances were rarer than a revealing comment on transfers from Graham Potter. Leandro Trossard missed the only golden opportunity early on and from then it felt like both sides were doing their best not to lose rather than push for the win. It is understandable given the pressure of the relegation fight but it did not half make for a hard watch - again. Being generous, you would have said before this game that both sides have an identity in how they play. You can see what they are trying to do, which cannot be said...
    In November this year, in the middle of a lockdown, with the country in crisis, I had a documentary on the Holocaust ready to go out. But for understandable reasons it was felt that the world was quite dark enough, and that the subject matter itself might be too challenging and difficult, and now might not be the right time to ask people to engage. 5Rob learnt more about his family history with the HolocaustCredit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture Like all catastrophes, people intuitively want to be optimistic and there was a general thought that we might be back to normal be over by March. But as it became clear that coronavirus was going to be with us infinitely longer , the programme had to come out regardless. The documentary, My Family, The Holocaust & Me, hit...
    Knicks fail to sustain hot start, lose to Jazz By: Alder Almo January 27, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks went hold and cold in Utah, wrapping their West Coast trip with a disappointing 108-94 loss to the Jazz Tuesday night. Austin Rivers typified the Knicks’ Jekyll and Hyde performance. Rivers was on fire in the first half with 25 points on a perfect 10-for-10 shooting. Then he went scoreless in the second half. The Knicks appeared to be in control with a 15-point lead at one point in the second quarter and even held a 13-point lead at the break. But it went downhill from there. Mike Conley and Royce O’Neale picked up the slack with Donovan Mitchell struggling to shoot. Mitchell started the game 0-for-10 before finishing nine points on 3-for-15 shooting. But the Jazz drew double-digit scoring from five...
    BOSTON (CBS) — There will be no members in the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2021, after two Hall-worthy former Red Sox and the most prolific home run hitter in history failed to garner enough votes. The Hall of Fame announced Tuesday night that no players on the ballot received the required 75 percent of votes, the second time that’s happened since 2013 and the ninth time overall. Notably, former Red Sox pitchers Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens failed to get in, as did Barry Bonds, the all-time leader in home runs with 762. Schilling pitched for the Red Sox for four years at the end of his 20-year career, contributing to the curse-busting 2004 championship season. In his career, he was 216-146 with a 3.46 ERA and 3,116 strikeouts, winning a World Series in 2001 and 2004, earning co-MVP honors with Randy Johnson in ’01 with the Diamondbacks....
    JOE Biden has hinted that he doesn't expect Donald Trump to be convicted at his upcoming Senate trial but said that it "has to happen". It comes after House prosecutors last night walked the article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, with a trial now expected to begin within weeks. 2Joe Biden has hinted that he doesn't expect Donald Trump to be convicted at his upcoming Senate trialCredit: Reuters 2Trump is charged with inciting the riot at the US Capitol on January 6Credit: AP:Associated Press The House voted to impeach Trump earlier this month over his alleged role in inciting the riots at the US Capitol on January 6. The incident saw supporters of the former president storm the building in an attempt to stop the certification of November's election result ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration. It came just hours after a Trump told a rally...
    Boston College is encouraging fellow students to report one another should they be in breach of guidelines designed to curb coronavirus.  The Private university based in Newton, Massachusetts on the outskirts of Boston is even asking for minor breaches of the rules to be reported such as improper mask-wearing.  The college has designed a form in order to allow such cases to be documented and subsequently reviewed by the college. Boston College is encouraging students to report coronavirus infractions Students are being encouraged to report other students who are not following the rules Normally, the form would be used for other serious violations including breaking the school's the code of conduct such as  physical violence, hazing, drug and underage alcohol consumption, theft, gambling and other serious crimes. But now the form allows for covid rule breakers to be documents with space left to detail any people not wearing masks...
    London (CNN Business)Tech companies have been an investor favorite during the pandemic. But Wall Street is keeping its distance from two industry stalwarts after their latest earnings reports.Intel (INTC) beat full-year revenue expectations, hauling in a record $77.9 billion last year and announcing that it would boost its quarterly dividend to reward shareholders.But investors still weren't sold, as worries persist that the company is lagging behind competitors in producing the most advanced microprocessors while struggling with manufacturing delays. Incoming CEO Pat Gelsinger said on a call with analysts that Intel would consider outsourcing more production.Watch this space: Intel made the decision to release its results just before markets closed on Thursday following reports of unauthorized access to its earnings materials. It's investigating the breach. Shares jumped late Thursday, finishing the session 6.5% higher. They're now down 4.5% in premarket trading.Read MoreIBM (IBM), meanwhile, missed revenue estimates. The 109-year-old company is...
    Democrat lawmakers expect to fail on providing another round of coronavirus relief until March despite President Joe Biden outlining a $1.9 trillion relief measures last week, Punchbowl News founder Jake Sherman reported Wednesday. “In @PunchbowlNews AM — Democrats do not expect to be able to send @JoeBiden a Covid [coronavirus] relief bill until early March,” Sherman reported the morning of the inauguration: In @PunchbowlNews AM — Democrats do not expect to be able to send @JoeBiden a Covid relief bill until early March. — Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 20, 2021 Biden unveiled his $1.9 trillion measure in a speech last week, which he said would address key issues in the battle against the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. That includes “speeding up the vaccine rollout, and providing financial help to individuals, states, and local governments and businesses struggling with the prolonged economic fallout,” as Breitbart News reported. Members of the far-left have expressed concern over...
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums Definitely the most criticized company currently is CD Projekt RED due to the unfortunate launch of Cyberpunk 2077, especially for the last generation console versions. The game on all platforms presents important bugs that ended up taking their toll on the gaming experience and immersion. The scandal has been so great that many fans have lost faith in the Polish studio and even it has already shared a public apology. The punishment from the fans has been severe; The Valve founder is aware of this case and feels sorry for it, but considers that CD Projekt RED should not be turned away. In an interview with TVNZ, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell was asked about CD Projekt RED’s controversial case with Cyberpunk 2077 and the developer showed “a lot of sympathy” for what the studio’s...
    GOP Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellWhat would MLK say about Trump and the Republican Party? Biden's minimum wage push faces uphill battle with GOP GOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party MORE (Ky.) and Democratic Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerCowboys for Trump founder arrested following Capitol riot Graham pushes Schumer for vote to dismiss impeachment article Biden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs MORE (N.Y.) failed to reach a deal on Tuesday on organizing a 50-50 Senate as a fight over the filibuster threatens to drag out the talks for days.  The two Senate leaders met to discuss how to share power in an evenly split Senate where they discussed, according to Schumer, "a whole lot of issues" but didn't get an agreement.  The talks have snagged over a fight on the 60-vote legislative filibuster, which could drag out the negotiations for several days.  McConnell is pressing...
    THE most iconic visitor sites in the world have been trashed in a series of hilarious TripAdvisor reviews. Most people have spent lockdown dreaming of being able to visit places such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris again. 4One tourist complained there was 'sand everywhere' during his visit to the pyramids in EgyptCredit: Getty Images - Getty But some tourists who have been there were less than impressed. Nigel H gave the Eiffel Tower a one star review on TripAdvisor and said: “Big hunk of steel that acts as reference for navigation, nothing special.” Another, Joe N, said: "Waste of time, looks better in the magazines.” And Chrissy L wrote: "Way way way way too many people.” Other travellers were less than impressed with the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988. Matthew McClure gave the historic city, which spans four square...
    Local governments spending of federal coronavirus relief dollars on special interest groups is a waste, a Kansas policy expert said. Kansas was awarded $1 billionin CARES Act funding. Local governments received $400 million to assist with coronavirus-related needs in their communities. So far, funds have been used to set up a homeless encampment in Lawrence County, upgrade an emergency response radio system and open a grocery store in Bourbon County, among other uses. Not everyone thinks the imaginative spending is of good consequence for the state's economy. "Using money designated for helping our businesses on special interest groups is a lost opportunity and a waste," Michael Austin, director of Kansas Policy Institute's Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government, told The Center Square. Most of the funds are going to expenses directly tied to the pandemic, including testing, providing protective equipment and aiding struggling businesses. A highlighted business...
    A professor has been interrupted by her baby eight times in one minute as she tried to present her online learning class. Academic Elizabeth Kolkovich had just returned from maternity leave for her first class of the semester when her baby kept interrupting her. The mother-of-two, from Akron, Ohio, was trying to film her online tutorial when her baby made noises every time she spoke. Ms Kolkovich had to repeat her introduction 'hello, I'm Professor Kolkovich and welcome to English 2201' eight times before finally giving up with an exasperated 'ahhhh'. Academic Elizabeth Kolkovich (pictured) had just returned from maternity leave for her first class of the semester when her baby kept interrupting her At one point she panned the camera around to her cute as a button daughter who looked innocently up into the lense. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Time for a...
    Freshman Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-SC) said she was dismayed seeing her GOP colleagues challenge the results of the 2020 election when they knew that it would not succeed. In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Mace was asked “what kind of confidence” she has in the Republican Party’s congressional leadership. Todd specifically wanted to know if Mace questions the decision Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and over 100 other Republicans made when they objected to Congress’ motion to certify the 2020 election results after coming under siege by pro-Donald Trump rioters. Mace recalled that “it was enormously disappointing” and described how she “literally had to walk through a crime scene where a young woman was shot and killed to get into the chamber to vote that night.” “My colleagues continued to object and they knew this was a failing motion,” Mace said. “These objections were not going to work and...
    The push to protect Los Angeles Fire Department personnel from COVID-19 has ground to a near halt as many firefighters decline to take the vaccine. Late last year, firefighters were the first city workers given access to the shots. After an initial burst of activity, the number showing up to get the vaccine has plummeted. This past week only 143 firefighters visited one of the department’s vaccination centers, according to data released by the city Friday night. So far, 1,944 of the agency’s just under 3,400 members have been inoculated, leaving four in 10 vulnerable to the highly infectious coronavirus. The reluctance of L.A. firefighters adds to the list of healthcare workers in the state who are declining to take the vaccine, a trend that health experts say could have serious public health implications. Firefighters are on the front lines of the pandemic, with many working as paramedics and...
    NEAL MAUPAY'S first-half tap-in gifted Brighton a crucial three points in their battle to avoid the drop zone. The Seagulls went into the game just two points above the drop zone, with 18th-placed Fulham having two games in hand on them. But with their win at Elland Road, Graham Potter and Co moved above Burnley - who lost 1-0 to West Ham in the day's other 3pm kick-off - into 16th. Leeds, though, missed their chance to overtake Arsenal and stay 12th in the Premier League. Marcelo Bielsa and Co have now lost three games in a row in all competitions since their 5-0 drubbing of West Brom on December 29. MORE TO FOLLOW... 5Neal Maupay gave Brighton the lead after just 17 minutes at Elland RoadCredit: AP:Associated Press 5Maupay celebrated after poking home Mac Allister's cross into an empty netCredit: Reuters 5Bielsa's side got off to the worst possible...
    A large group of unmasked ultra-Orthodox Jewish people convened in front of a Brooklyn store to watch an angry raccoon that was stuck in the window grate in the apartment above. The crowd failed to adhere to social distancing guidelines as they watched the spectacle in front of 285 Lee Avenue in the South Williamsburg section of Brooklyn on Friday.  Williamsburg News filmed the 90th Precinct of the New York Police Department arriving at the scene, not to disperse the crowds, but to get the mammal from the grate. People in a Brooklyn neighborhood were amazed by  the angry raccoon they saw on Friday  pic.twitter.com/9EES2AofLJ— WILLIAMSBURG NEWS (@WMSBG) January 15, 2021 The ginormous crowd failed to adhere to social distancing guidelines as they watched the spectacle in front of 285 Lee Avenue in South Williamsburg Friday As the officers work to retrieve the raccoon, many in the community...
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    More from: Mike Vaccaro Kyrie Irving is too complicated for us to easily figure out this mess DeVonta Smith presents Jets with NFL Draft dilemma At least the Knicks suffered in silence Justin Fields makes national championship game must-watch for Jets fans Long-suffering Bills fans deserve this playoff moment Well, it’s a pretty simple equation for the Nets now. There is only one end result that can possibly justify what they did Wednesday afternoon. They must win an NBA championship. They must conduct a parade route that will start at Barclays Center, where Atlantic meets Flatbush, climaxes with a rally in the wide plaza of Boro Hall, bathed in ticker tape, the Brooklyn Bridge proudly overseeing the whole festivity, not far from the Dodgers’ old headquarters on Montague Street. Otherwise, the deal Sean Marks made Wednesday will go down as the most ludicrous swap in the history of sports....
    London (CNN Business)The British government will fine companies which hide connections to China's Xinjiang region where Uyghurs and other minorities are allegedly subject to forced labor, under a raft of new measures.UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Tuesday announced the new measures, which the Foreign Office says are designed to ensure that all British organizations "are not complicit in, nor profiting from, the human rights violations in Xinjiang."The UK government will also review which British products can be exported to Xinjiang, and issue new guidance "setting out the specific risks faced by companies with links to Xinjiang ... underlining the challenges of effective due diligence there."The US State Department estimates that up to two million Uyghurs, as well as members of other Muslim minority groups, have been detained in a sprawling network of internment camps in Xinjiang.Beijing has long defended the crackdown in Xinjiang as necessary to tackle extremism and...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 34 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat the New York Knicks 109-88 on Monday night for their fourth straight win. Devonte Graham had 19 points and seven assists for Charlotte, and P.J. Washington had 13 points as the Hornets handed the Knicks their third straight defeat. Kevin Knox had 19 points to lead the Knicks, and Mitchell Robinson had 12 points and 11 rebounds. The Hornets scored 24 points off 17 Knicks turnovers. Charlotte committed 10 turnovers while climbing above .500 for the first time this season. Staying with it pic.twitter.com/1RW4WbqqED — NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 12, 2021 LaMelo Ball, who became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double on Saturday night against the Hawks, was 3 of 13 from the field and finished with eight points, a career-high 14 rebounds and seven assists. Hayward has been on...
    Tom Homan, former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, urged Americans not to blame “the brave law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line to defend the Capitol” from the mob of protesters who stormed the building.   Homan made his comments Friday in a column posted by Fox News. “Responding to justified outrage by members of Congress demanding their resignations, Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund, House Sergeant at Arms Paul D. Irving and Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael C. Stenger are all resigning in the wake of their failure to prepare for the attack,” he said. But he maintained that “Capitol Police officers and others on the scene did all they could, but they were set up to fail by their failed leaders. “And sadly, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, a 12-year veteran of the force, paid the ultimate price. He died Thursday after being severely...
    BRITS will have blood on their hands if they fail to take the third national coronavirus lockdown seriously, Dr Hilary Jones has warned. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the country will be in lockdown until at least mid-February in order to curb the number of Covid-19 infections. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Dr Hilary Jones this morning warned that people flouting the rules would have blood on their hands Under the third lockdown Brits must work from home where they can and avoid mixing. You can't visit someone at their home indoors unless you are in a support bubble with them, but you can see one other person from outside your household outdoors for exercise. Speaking on Good Morning Britain this morning, Dr Hilary said he's still seeing a large amount of cars on the road, considering the country is once...
    No excuses for Gibbes leaders La Rochelle at Racing 92 Fixer-uppers around America begging to be pretty again Evergrande’s Aggressive Share Buybacks Fail to Impress (Bloomberg) -- China Evergrande Group’s latest round of share buybacks is falling flat with investors, even after the embattled developer snapped up shares at a premium and took major steps to avert a debt crisis. Load Error The Chinese real estate firm resumed its buyback spree in the final quarter of 2020, spending HK$1.3 billion ($168 million) to buy shares for as much as HK$17.48 a piece. The buyback has done little to shore up the stock, which closed at HK$14.28 in Hong Kong Thursday. Falling for a second day on Friday, the shares are down 13% since the last buyback on Dec. 2, compared with a 4.3% gain in the benchmark Hong Kong index. The muted reaction from investors underscores the challenges...
    Former Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan slammed critics of the United States Capitol Police (USCP) Thursday after right-wing demonstrators stormed the Capitol building while Congress was counting Electoral College votes.  Homan, now a Fox News contributor, told "The Daily Briefing" that any ire toward rank-and-file officers should instead be directed higher up the chain. "Talking to my friends in the Capitol Police, there is a failure in leadership of the Capitol Police," said Homan, who added that the failures date back to the 2013 mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. During the shooting, in which 12 people were killed, a specially trained USCP tactical squad was recalled from responding to the scene, despite the shooting taking place just blocks away from the Capitol.  Video"If they would have responded, they could have saved lives," said Homan, who added that similarly poor planning undermind the response to Wednesday's unrest....
    The Capitol Hill police were set up to fail, former Secret Service Agent Charles Marino said on Thursday, reacting to the rioters breaching the halls of Congress Wednesday night. "I think this shows overwhelmingly what a very real national security threat this was as well as a very real threat to the continuity of government," Marino told "America's Newsroom." Marino highlighted the "failure" to "anticipate what could go wrong, put together an overall security plan, deploy an amount of law enforcement officers that would match the number of protesters on the field, and coordinate resources in advance." "You had a rally yesterday with a lot of people. We know what the theme was -- it was questioning the validity of the election. We knew that the president was going to show up. You’ve got to take his rhetoric into account as inciting this group," Marino said. TOM COTTON SAYS PRO-TRUMP CAPITOL PROTESTERS WERE...
    In describing Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer compared it to Pearl Harbor; not for the loss of lives, thank God, but for the impact it will have on the nation and the sheer shocking darkness of the day. After four years of Donald Trump spreading lies, anger, and division, the nation saw firsthand that the concerns over the corrosive effects of Trumpism were not exaggerated. A violent mob of radical insurrectionists, bent on nothing less than the overthrow of the United States government to preserve Trump’s personal power, seized control of the Capitol, drove Representatives and Senators from the chambers, and rampaged through the halls and offices of Congress. They came to Washington at the invitation of Trump. They gathered on Wednesday morning to get their orders from Trump. And on Wednesday afternoon they assaulted the Capitol for the direct purpose of disrupting the counting of the electoral vote so that Trump could...
    The U.S. Capitol Police force was caught unprepared by a mob of pro-Trump extremists on Wednesday, in a failure to protect the seat of American democracy unparalleled in modern times. Rioters, bearing Trump garb, breached the barricades set up by an under-staffed police force and swarmed the Capitol, disrupting the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s election and forcing the evacuation of Vice President Mike Pence and other lawmakers. Calm was eventually restored after the National Guard was called out and more than a dozen people were arrested. At least one person was killed inside the Capitol. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a 6 p.m. curfew. With Washington routinely scene to large protests, the Capitol Police “should have been preparing for this for years,” said Daniel Schuman, policy director at Demand Progress, an advocacy group. “So the question is, ‘Why did they fail so terribly?”’ The failure is all the more...
    More On: David Perdue Ossoff declares victory in Georgia runoff that has yet to be called Warnock overtakes Loeffler, Perdue lead shrinks vs. Ossoff in tight Georgia Senate races Critical mass: Georgia voters flock to polling sites for crucial runoff races Georgia Senate runoff elections among most expensive in history Incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, the Republican candidates in the Senate runoff races in Georgia, got a slightly larger percentage of the vote than President Trump did overall in the 2020 presidential election but failed to draw the same numbers as the Nov. 3 election. In Georgia as a whole, Perdue won 49.8 percent of the vote and Loeffler garnered 49.4 percent, while their Democratic challengers, Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock got 50.2 percent and 50.6 percent respectively, according to unofficial numbers reported Wednesday. Trump managed to get 49.3 percent of the vote in a...
    More On: saudi arabia Saudi Arabia to end feud with Qatar in Jared Kushner-brokered deal Dozens killed in Yemen airport attack after new cabinet lands Saudi women’s rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years prison Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée wants Biden to release CIA report to uncover ‘truth’ Saudi Arabia won points by easing some of its restrictions on women, but it’s now at risk of losing them, and then some, after imprisoning the very woman whose activism led to the rollbacks. Last week, an anti-terror court slapped Loujain al-Hathloul, one of the kingdom’s most prominent women’s-rights activists, with nearly six years of prison time for endangering national security and seeking to change the country’s political system. Her real offense was her agitation itself — in particular, talking to foreign journalists and embassies about women’s rights. She had famously called for a ban on women driving to be lifted;...
    Brian Austin Greens Complete Dating History Almost Every State Is In Debt Thanks to COVID-19 — What Now? Is Playoff fatigue is real? Semifinals again both fail to top 20 million viewers, hit New Year’s Day low If you wanted to make the argument to me that fans are over the College Football Playoff, I’d hang up and listen. And despite the presence of three bluebloods and one of the most dominant teams of the playoff era in this year’s semifinals, viewership dropped again in what has been a disappointing all-around year for college football. © Provided by Awful Announcing The Rose Bowl between Alabama and Notre Dame drew 18.656 million viewers over ESPN and ESPN2, while the Ohio State-Clemson Sugar Bowl drew 18.933 million viewers over the same two networks. While those are the two largest audiences of the college football season thusfar (duh and/or hello), they continue...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Representatives of the Indian government and protesting farmers failed again Monday to reach agreement on the farmers' demand that new agricultural reform laws be repealed. With the government refusing to revoke the legislation, the farmers pledged to continue blockading key highways linking the capital with the country's north. The two sides agreed to meet for more talks on Friday. “It is up to the government whether it wants to solve the farmers’ problems. We will not end our protests until our demands are met,” said Hannan Mollah, a leader of the farmers. Tens of thousands of farmers have been blocking the highways for nearly 40 days despite the coronavirus pandemic, rains and an ongoing cold wave. Farmers fear the government will stop buying grain at minimum guaranteed prices under the laws and that corporations will then push prices down. The government said it is willing to...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Representatives of the Indian government and protesting farmers failed again Monday to reach agreement on the farmers’ demand that new agricultural reform laws be repealed. With the government refusing to revoke the legislation, the farmers pledged to continue blockading key highways linking the capital with the country’s north. The two sides agreed to meet for more talks on Friday. “It is up to the government whether it wants to solve the farmers’ problems. We will not end our protests until our demands are met,” said Hannan Mollah, a leader of the farmers. Tens of thousands of farmers have been blocking the highways for nearly 40 days despite the coronavirus pandemic, rains and an ongoing cold wave. Farmers fear the government will stop buying grain at minimum guaranteed prices under the laws and that corporations will then push prices down. The government said it is willing to...
    In a recent interview, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers suggested that his team’s Week 17 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars might be his last before he closes the book on his long NFL career. As quoted by Sports Illustrated, Rivers brought up the possibility of retirement while speaking to Stephen Holder of subscriber-only publication The Athletic, saying that he might hang up his cleats if “things don’t go the way [he wants]” this weekend. “I guess it’s healthy to have that thought because we’re not guaranteed anything going forward,” the 39-year-old signal-caller added. In a subsequent Twitter post, Holder clarified that Rivers does not “intend this to be the end” of his 17-year NFL run. He added, however, that the veteran is an “honest guy” who realizes that he is among the league’s oldest players at his position and that the NFL is a “business.” Currently, the Colts (10-5) are...
    AMERICANS have started receiving their $600 stimulus checks - but an increased amount looks "doomed to faIl" after being blocked twice in the Senate. The stimulus checks are providing many Americans with much needed economic relief as unemployment hit a record high thanks to the coronavirus pandemic engulfing the nation. 3US Treasurer Steve Mnuchin said that Stimulus checks had been sent out as early as Monday nightCredit: AP:Associated Press 3Donald Trump's push to increase payments to $2000 was approved by Democrats - but was blocked by Majority leader Mitch McConnellCredit: AP:Associated Press 3Americans have started receiving their $600 stimulus checks In a series of tweets Tuesday night, US Treasurer Steve Mnuchin said some Americans with direct deposit could receive their checks as early as that night. Mnuchin also said paper checks will be sent out today. The Department of "Treasury has delivered a payment file to the Federal Reserve for...
    (CNN)In keeping with its surreal qualities, 2020 won't really end in December. The full outcome of the November election will only be known after January 5, when Georgia voters choose the two senators who will determine which party controls the US Senate -- and thus President-elect Joe Biden's ability to pass laws. Frida GhitisThe truly strange part of this prolonged battle for the Senate is that if Democrats win, it will be in large part thanks to the bizarre behavior of a Republican president, who didn't just energize Democrats and repel many moderate Republicans, but, through his consistent undermining of the electoral results in Georgia, triggered a mind-boggling campaign that persuaded some Republicans not to vote at all.In short, Donald Trump and his malignant campaign to overturn the results of the election have thrown the state Republicans into chaos, complicated their ability to craft a believable message and may well...
    BRITS went on a fitness drive in 2020 with millions maintaining their regime for the ENTIRE year - driven by a desire to stay fit during a global pandemic. The ‘New Year New Me’ trend is traditionally difficult to keep up during the wet and miserable months with many quitting after a short period. 5Almost half of those surveyed said they used the pandemic as a reason to get fit or stay in shapeCredit: Alamy But a survey of 2,000 UK adults revealed that of the four in 10 who started an exercise regime at the beginning of the year, more than half (56 per cent) have kept it up. Men (61 per cent) were more likely to carry on with their regime than women (50 per cent). However, of those who didn’t manage to maintain their exercise drive, the average person quit after 14 weeks. 5Four in 10 adults...
    JOSE MOURINHO blasted his Tottenham players for lacking ambition as they threw away two points against Wolves. Tanguy Ndombele fired Spurs into the lead within 57 seconds at Molineux but the visitors failed to register a shot on target after the 21st minute of the match. 2Tottenham dropped two points at Molineux as Romain Saiss headed a late equaliser for WolvesCredit: EPA They were made to pay the price for their lack of attacking intent - and blew the chance to climb to third in the table - when Romain Saiss levelled the scores with an 86th-minute header. Tottenham's title challenge is being hampered by their failure to kill off games. They have conceded the most goals in the final 10 minutes of any Premier League side this season, which has cost them nine points. Mourinho said: "I am frustrated with the result, we had control of game, we had...
    Proud Boys settle in at city’s oldest hotel for D.C. protests AstraZeneca: Vaccine should be effective against new virus strain in UK Watch: Titans fail to challenge after officials miss Aaron Jones stepping out of bounds Aaron Jones was off and running on the snowy field in Green Bay during the third quarter. © Provided by Touchdown Wire The 59-yard run led to the third touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams. That wasn’t the story. The Titans will rue what wasn’t after the game. Tennessee misses a challenge on this Aaron Jones run - and it's a big one. Rodgers hits Adams for the third time tonight as the #Packers get a quick answer to go back up 26-14 early in the third. pic.twitter.com/qUryU1bNfE— Matt Reynoldson (@Matt_Reynoldson) December 28, 2020 Jones stepped out of bounds at the 43-yard line. The replay showed it clearly, snow joke....
    The Browns (10-5) go into Week 17 of the 2020 NFL season still looking to officially end their 18-year AFC playoff drought. Despite seven teams now making the playoffs in each conference, Cleveland is in danger of not securing one of three AFC wild-card berths even with the double-digit wins. Coming out of Week 16, the Browns are the projected No. 7 seed, behind the victorious Dolphins (10-5) and Ravens (10-5) but ahead of the Colts (10-5). The Browns could have clinched a playoff spot when the Colts blew a big lead to the Steelers, but they failed to complete a big comeback against the Jets. NFL PLAYOFF PICTURE: AFC, NFC standings for Week 16 The Browns now need to beat the Steelers at home in Week 17 to guarantee an AFC playoff spot. Pittsburgh won’t be playing for much knowing it would get either the No. 2 or No. 3 seed...
              With eleven days until Georgia’s U.S. runoff election, a large majority of the state’s counties have failed to produce chain of custody documents for some 460,000 absentee ballots deposited in drop boxes that were counted in the state’s November 3 general election as requested by The Georgia Star News. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified that Democrat Joe Biden edged out President Trump by a thin majority and as a result, Mr. Biden received all 16 votes cast by Democrat electors when the Electoral College convened in the 50 state capitals on Monday. Of the roughly 5 million votes cast in the November 3 election, election officials report that more than 1.3 million were by absentee ballots. In the current tally, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential contest by 11,779 votes – or just 0.235 percent. A poll of...
    By MARK GILLISPIE CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio lawmakers ended their 2020 legislative session late Tuesday without repealing or replacing a scandal-tainted bill that provides a $1 billion bailout for two aging Ohio nuclear power plants, among other provisions. The Legislature adjourned for the year after sending Republican Gov. Mike DeWine a number of bills for his signature. But after more than four months of negotiations, it failed to reach a deal to fix House Bill 6, the 2019 legislation under scrutiny since then-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others were arrested in late July. Federal authorities say Householder led a $60 million bribery scheme secretly funded by Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. to win legislative approval for a $150 million annual subsidy for the nuclear plants, which were once operated by a wholly owned FirstEnergy subsidiary. Lawmakers received an 11th-hour reprieve on Monday when a state court judge in Columbus issued...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament voted on Wednesday to pass a bill that would fine online platforms and internet providers up to 20% of their turnover in Russia if they fail to remove banned content. The authors of the draft legislation singled out the cases of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as justification for the fines and said they had failed to remove hundreds of URL pages containing content banned in Russia. (Reporting by Nadezhda Tsydenova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Katya Golubkova) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Russia, United States, Asia, Europe
    Plans to make Jeremy Lin a part of their G League program broke down Saturday when the Warriors were unable to obtain an official Letter of Clearance from FIBA by the deadline. Lin, who played with the Chinese Basketball Association’s Beijing Ducks last season, had been working with Golden State’s front office to be signed and waived this weekend so that he could join its G League affiliate in Santa Cruz. When plans fell a part, the Warriors pivoted, signing and waiving guard Eli Pemberton so they could acquire his G League rights. Pemberton, an All-CAA Second Team selection last season, averaged 17.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 34 games as a senior at Hofstra. However, he does not have the name recognition or the Bay Area connection of Lin, who went to high school in Palo Alto and got his NBA start with the Warriors...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Workers are returning to the labor force in Georgia more rapidly than employers are adding jobs, driving up the state's unemployment rate. Georgia's jobless rate rose to 5.7% in November from 4.5% in September, according to figures released Thursday by the state Department of Labor. The unemployment rate has been unusually volatile since layoffs driven by the coronavirus pandemic began in March, moving up or down by more than 1 percentage point a month in seven of the last nine months. Those are huge swings for a measure that usually moves by much less. Georgia's labor force rose by 80,000 to an all-time high of nearly 5.2 million in November, but the number of people reporting actually having a job rose by much less, pushing the number of unemployed Georgians above 296,000. The nationwide unemployment rate in November was 6.7%, down from 6.9% in October. A separate...
    Chinese state media worked hard Tuesday to convey the sense that Beijing has low expectations for Joe Biden’s presidency, penning editorials that asserted the American system is collapsing, the coronavirus proved representative democracy does not work, and Biden will not be able to undo President Donald Trump’s policy changes toward China. The Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Daily described the Wuhan coronavirus as a “mirror” that showed Americans their country is broken beyond repair.  The People’s Daily found it especially unbelievable that groups and individuals in America have the power to thwart the will of the ruling party, deriding it as “vetocracy” or “rule by veto.” For that matter, the Communist paper saw “polarization” as the inevitable result of allowing multiple parties and ideologies, unlike sensible one-party, authoritarian China. As Chinese media has so often done over the past year, the People’s Daily argued that polarized multi-party countries with non-tyrannical central...
    Media outlets including CNN and The Hill failed to correct a story that falsely alleged First Lady Melania Trump violated mask rules at a children’s hospital in Washington, D.C. by reading a book to its patients. “First lady Melania Trump broke stated mask policy at Children’s National Hospital Tuesday when she removed her mask to read a holiday book to children,” CNN’s Betsy Klein claimed in her network’s version of the story, written shortly after the event took place. A version aggregated by The Hill’s Joseph Choi echoed the claim Tuesday afternoon, claiming, “First Lady Melania Trump took off her mask to read to children at the Children’s National Hospital on Tuesday, breaking state and hospital rules that require visitors wear a mask.” Children’s National Hospital put the kibosh on that narrative Tuesday evening. “The hospital website does not include the mask policy for people who come to the hospital to...
    Martha Stewart put a unique spin on the traditional Christmas tree. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair/Martha Stewart/Instagram Martha Stewart shared an idea for "small-space" Christmas trees on her Instagram and website, but an interior designer says that trying to recreate it might lead to a "Pinterest fail." Stewart's self-described "genius" hack involves cutting up garlands and placing them on sturdy hooks in the wall before decorating them as one would a traditional tree.  A "Pinterest fail" describes an unintentionally shoddy recreation of a recipe or craft one might have seen on the website Pinterest. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Martha Stewart, queen of all things lifestyle, shared a creative hack for people who are looking to get into the Christmas spirit but don't have space for a full-size tree: rows of branches resting on hooks in the wall. However, an interior designer warns that imitating...
    CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s rivals failed to agree on a mechanism to choose a transitional government that would lead the conflict-stricken country to elections in December next year, the United Nations said on Tuesday. U.N. acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams told an online meeting for the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum that she would form an advisory committee to help bridge the gaps among the participants and “make concrete progress.” The 75-member forum reached an agreement to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on Dec. 24, 2021. However, it failed to break the deadlock on the selection mechanism for the executive authority despite six online meetings since their face-to-face talks in Tunisia in November, Williams said. “So far you collectively continue to struggle to agree on a way forward,” she told the attendees. “The clock is ticking, and we have a collective responsibility before the Libyan people to advance this process...
    CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s rivals failed to agree on a mechanism to choose a transitional government that would lead the conflict-stricken country to elections in December next year, the United Nations said on Tuesday. U.N. acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams told an online meeting for the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum that she would form an advisory committee to help bridge the gaps among the participants and “make concrete progress.” The 75-member forum reached an agreement to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on Dec. 24, 2021. However, it failed to break the deadlock on the selection mechanism for the executive authority despite six online meetings since their face-to-face talks in Tunisia in November, Williams said. “So far you collectively continue to struggle to agree on a way forward,” she told the attendees. “The clock is ticking, and we have a collective responsibility before the Libyan people to advance this process...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two of the largest school districts in Southern California are making changes once again as the region continues to see concerning levels of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.The Los Angeles Unified School District announced this week it will not issue failing grades to students this semester. Instead, the district will defer any F grades until at least Jan. 29 in the hopes of giving struggling students more time to get their grade up.The district says it recognizes how difficult this year has been on students and acknowledges an increase in Ds and Fs compared to last year.Last week, a planned suspension of all in-person instruction and childcare programs for students within the district took effect. LAUSD had been offering one-on-one and small-group tutoring in person for students but those services made a shift to online.The district also temporarily suspended childcare, which had been provided for the children...
            by Karin McQuillan  The courts have spoken, one after another. Some 74 million Americans have been denied our day in court.  The Democrats’ crime of stealing a presidential election is too big to fail. Our play-it-safe judges don’t want to venture into these enormous seas, full of sharks, without precedent. They want to say in the safe spaces of the familiar. Stealing an election for city council is familiar enough to be overturned by law. Stealing a presidential election by wholesale fraud is above the law. One might think that somehow our laws are written too narrowly to catch the whale of Democrat fraud in the election, but for one thing: the declarations from the bench that it is unthinkable to “upend an election.” Our judges tell us that ruling fraudulent ballots invalid would “disenfranchise” millions of voters. These are political statements. They are pusillanimous...
    US coronavirus: The first vaccines reach all states as the US death toll tops 300,000 What Matters: A shot in the arm for the country and for democracy WeWork, SoftBank Fail to Get Suit Over Stock Deal Dismissed (Bloomberg) -- WeWork and SoftBank Group Corp. failed to persuade a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by some of the startup’s directors over a canceled $3 billion stock purchase. © Bloomberg Signage is displayed on a WeWork co-working space, operated by parent company We Co., in downtown San Diego, California, U.S., on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Emptied out malls and hotels across the U.S. have triggered an unprecedented surge in requests for payment relief on commercial mortgage-backed securities, an early sign of a pandemic-induced real estate crisis. A Delaware judge on Monday agreed to trim some claims from the suit filed by two independent directors of WeWork parent...
    Even as President-elect Joe Biden's victory was affirmed by the Electoral College on Monday, Republican electors supporting President Donald Trump met in a handful of battleground states won by Biden and tried to appoint themselves as “alternate electors" that could keep the president in office. Would that deny Biden his presidency? In a word, no. The competing slates were just the latest effort by Trump and his allies to use the complex machinery of U.S. presidential elections to sow confusion and doubt about Biden's victory. Here's an explanation of what really happened: CAN THESE “ALTERNATE ELECTORS" CHANGE THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION? Again, no. Biden won the election. Biden won more votes than Trump in 25 states and the District of Columbia, amassing a total of 306 electors. Those results have been certified, and the governor in each state signed off on a group of electors pledged to vote for...
    By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press Even as President-elect Joe Biden's victory was affirmed by the Electoral College on Monday, Republican electors supporting President Donald Trump met in a handful of battleground states won by Biden and tried to appoint themselves as “alternate electors" that could keep the president in office. Would that deny Biden his presidency? In a word, no. The competing slates were just the latest effort by Trump and his allies to use the complex machinery of U.S. presidential elections to sow confusion and doubt about Biden's victory. Here's an explanation of what really happened: CAN THESE “ALTERNATE ELECTORS" CHANGE THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION? Again, no. Biden won the election. Biden won more votes than Trump in 25 states and the District of Columbia, amassing a total of 306 electors. Those results have been certified, and the governor in each state signed off on a group of...
    Even as President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was affirmed by the Electoral College on Monday, Republican electors supporting President Donald Trump met in a handful of battleground states won by Biden and tried to appoint themselves as “alternate electors” that could keep the president in office. Would that deny Biden his presidency? In a word, no. The competing slates were just the latest effort by Trump and his allies to use the complex machinery of U.S. presidential elections to sow confusion and doubt about Biden’s victory. Here’s an explanation of what really happened: CAN THESE “ALTERNATE ELECTORS” CHANGE THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION? Again, no. Biden won the election. Biden won more votes than Trump in 25 states and the District of Columbia, amassing a total of 306 electors. Those results have been certified, and the governor in each state signed off on a group of electors pledged to vote for...
    The Electoral College made Biden the victor on Monday, while the Wisconsin state Supreme Court threw out the last significant challenge to the 2020 election. Donald Trump's month-long quest to overturn his landslide loss officially ended on Monday, when the six states whose results he was seeking to overturn all cast their Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, cementing his status as president-elect. Biden won't officially cross the 270-vote threshold needed to win the Electoral College until California casts its votes later Monday afternoon. However, with Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin all casting their votes for Biden, he will certainly be the winner by day's end. Of course, it's been apparent since just a few days after Nov. 3 that Biden won. But Trump and his allies embarked on a multi-tiered effort to baselessly allege voter fraud in the hopes...
    WASHINGTON — Incensed by a Supreme Court ruling that further dashed President Donald Trump’s hopes of invalidating his November electoral defeat, thousands of his supporters marched in Washington and several state capitals Saturday to protest what they falsely claim was a stolen election. Trump flags dotted the air above Freedom Plaza in Washington, where demonstrators — including many members of the far-right Proud Boys group — chanted “four more years!” and vowed not to recognize Joe Biden as the president-elect. State and federal courts have rejected dozens of lawsuits by Trump’s allies seeking to challenge the election results, but the pointed refusal by the Supreme Court on Friday to hear a case filed by the attorney general of Texas loomed the largest yet. By foreclosing one of the last legal avenues Trump had to potentially block Biden from succeeding him on Inauguration Day, it left his partisans casting about for...
    A package of legal changes that state business lobbyists supported and lawmakers approved failed to get Louisiana off the American Tort Reform Association’s annual list of “judicial hellholes.” This is the eighth consecutive year Louisiana has been on the list, which identifies courts, jurisdictions and litigation in which defendants are not treated fairly. Critics call the list “pro-corporate propaganda” that reflects political goals, not research into the courts. This year, the Louisiana Legislature approved a bill that Gov. John Bel Edwards signed making a series of changes to the state’s civil justice system. The new law reduces the amount that must be at stake to guarantee the right to a civil jury trial from $50,000, by far the highest threshold in the nation, to $10,000. Proponents of the change say the high threshold allowed plaintiffs to “shop” for sympathetic judges eager to approve judgements worth a little...
    Savannah Rychcik December 10, 2020 0 Comments Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is taking aim at Republicans who refuse to break from President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud. “The election was not close. There was no evidence of fraud. The states have certified the results. Yet Trump continues to try to overturn the election at the expense of our democracy,” Clinton wrote on Twitter on Thursday. She added, “The emperor has no clothes. Republican electeds who continue to humor him have no spines.” The election was not close. There was no evidence of fraud. The states have certified the results.Yet Trump continues to try to overturn the election at the expense of our democracy.The emperor has no clothes. Republican electeds who continue to humor him have no spines.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 10, 2020 Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) lambasted Republican lawmakers for considering protesting the...
    Democrats failed Wednesday to block the United States from selling top-of-the-line fighter-jets to the United Arab Emirates, with most senators dismissing fears that President Donald Trump was setting off a dangerous arms race. In one of the largest arms deals of its four-year term, the outgoing administration has approved $23 billion in stealth-capable F-35 jets, unarmed drones and other weapons to the Gulf ally after it agreed to recognize Israel, a major cause for Trump. Splitting mostly on party lines, opponents failed to convince a threshold of 50 senators in two procedural votes that Trump was acting hastily before President-elect Joe Biden takes over next month to bolster a nation that was part of Saudi Arabias devastating offensive in Yemen. Republican Senator Roy Blunt said that selling weapons to the UAE supported US jobs and provided "reinforcement of our friends who see common enemies and are working directly to move...
    Boris Johnson and Ursula Von Der Leyen meet in Brussels – Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing Street Boris Johnson has given Brexit negotiators until this Sunday to avoid a no-deal after a meeting with the European Commission president failed to bridge “very large gaps” between the two sides. The Prime Minister said he did not want to “leave any route to a possible deal untested” but was downbeat about the chances of an agreement after his three-hour dinner with Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels. During their meeting Mr Johnson and Mrs von der Leyen had “a frank discussion about the significant obstacles which remain”. Mrs von der Leyen described the talks as “lively and interesting” and enabled the two sides to “gain a clear understanding of each other’s positions” which “remain far apart”. Sources close to the talks said there had not been any breakthroughs, and that while...
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (R) meet on trade deals in Brussels, Belgium on December 09, 2020.EU Commission / Pool/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images An impasse in Brexit trade talks still remains despite a three-hour meeting between the EU and U.K. leaders on Wednesday evening, but negotiations will continue over the coming days. The U.K. left the EU in January but it agreed to keep the same standards and regulations until the end of the year, so both sides would have time to develop new trading arrangements. However, this transition period ends in three weeks and there are serious concerns that they will not have a new agreement ready by then. Johnson had a working dinner with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in an attempt to find political solutions to three outstanding issues in the trade talks: fisheries, competition...
    DETROIT (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 125,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the engines could fail, but the action didn’t happen until after the automaker was fined by regulators for delaying safety recalls. The recall covers certain 2012 Santa Fe SUVs, 2015 and 2016 Veloster cars, and Sonata Hybrid cars from 2011 through 2013 and 2016. The vehicles have 2.4-liter, 2-liter or 1.6-liter engines. The recall will address a manufacturing issue that could cause the connecting rod bearings to wear out and the engines to fail, Hyundai said. A damaged connecting rod could puncture the engine block, causing the engine to stall. It also could let oil leak onto hot surfaces, increasing the risk of a fire. The failures are caused by machining debris that can restrict oil flow. Documents posted Friday on NHTSA’s website say that owners could hear abnormal knocking sounds from the engine and see...
    WAYNE BRIDGE says there are jealous people around football who want Frank Lampard to fail as a manager. Lampard has turned Chelsea into title challengers this season and guided the club to top spot in their Champions League group but there are still some sniping about his move into the dugout. 3Wayne Bridge attends the “Running in North Korea” World Premiere.Credit: Getty Images - Getty And former team-mate Bridge would love for the Blues to win the league this season to silence the envy he says is present in the critics. Bridge said: “To be honest a lot of people are probably a little bit jealous of him getting the job so early, and a lot of people are hoping he doesn't do well. “There's always jealous people out there. People wanted to write him off straight away, maybe because he was such a good player. “I'm buzzing for him....