Trump supporters read their phones after Biden was named President-elect while protesting outside the Maricopa County elections building on November 7, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.Gina Ferazzi | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images – Advertisement – – Advertisement – The pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington and other cities were scheduled to feature a mix of the president’s backers, far-right personalities and members of the Oath Keepers militia and Proud Boys in a public display of support for his effort to stay in power.Organizers have given the rallies various names, including the Million MAGA March, the March for Trump and Stop the Steal. MAGA is an acronym for the Trump campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.” Trump has tweeted his support.- Advertisement – Some left-wing groups are planning counter-demonstrations in Washington and other cities.Biden further solidified his victory on Friday as results from Edison Research showed him winning Georgia, giving him a final tally of 306 Electoral College votes, far more than the 270 needed to be elected president and above Trump’s 232.The 306 votes was equal to what Trump won in his 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton, which he then called a “landslide.”Trump briefly appeared close to acknowledging the likelihood he will be leaving the White House in January during remarks at a White House event.“This administration will not be going to a lockdown. Hopefully the, uh, whatever happens in the future – who knows which administration it will be? I guess time will tell,” Trump said in his first public remarks since Biden was projected as the election’s winner a week ago.With the election outcome becoming clearer, Trump has discussed with advisers possible media ventures and appearances that would keep him in the spotlight ahead of a possible 2024 White House bid, aides said.He is considering starting a television channel or social media company to compete with those he felt betrayed him and stifled his ability to communicate directly with Americans, according to several advisers.In the near term, Trump is expected to campaign for Republican candidates in Georgia ahead of two Jan. 5 runoff elections that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.Failing in courtTrump has refused to concede to Biden and claims without evidence that he was cheated by widespread election fraud. State election officials report no serious irregularities, and several of his legal challenges have failed in court.A Michigan state court on Friday rejected a request by Trump’s supporters to block the certification of votes in Detroit, which went heavily in favor of Biden. And lawyers for Trump’s campaign dropped a lawsuit in Arizona after the final vote count there rendered it moot.Federal election security officials have found no evidence that any voting system deleted, lost or changed votes, “or was in any way compromised,” two security groups said in a statement released on Thursday by the lead U.S. cybersecurity agency.To win a second term, Trump would need to overturn Biden’s lead in at least three states, but he has so far failed to produce evidence that he could do so in any of them.States face a Dec. 8 deadline to certify their elections and choose electors for the Electoral College, which will officially select the new president on Dec. 14.Trump’s refusal to accept defeat has stalled the official transition. The federal agency that releases funding to an incoming president-elect, the General Services Administration, has yet to recognize Biden’s victory, denying him access to federal office space and resources.But Biden, who will meet with advisers about the transition on Saturday in his home state of Delaware, has pressed ahead with the process, identifying legislative priorities, reviewing federal agency policies and preparing to fill thousands of jobs in the new administration.“We’re charging ahead with the transition,” Jen Psaki, a senior adviser to Biden’s transition team, said while stressing Biden still needs “real-time information” from the Trump administration to deal with the resurgent coronavirus pandemic and national security threats.Although the national popular vote does not determine the election outcome, Biden was ahead by more than 5.3 million votes, or 3.4 percentage points. His share of the popular vote, at 50.8%, was slightly higher than Ronald Reagan’s in 1980 when he defeated incumbent Jimmy Carter. President Donald Trump’s supporters took to the streets on Saturday to back his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud as he pushes ahead with a flurry of longshot legal challenges to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.Trump has made little headway in the courts with his lawsuits and for the first time on Friday he began to sound doubtful about his prospects, telling reporters “time will tell” who occupies the White House from Jan. 20.There have been other pro-Trump protests around the country since Biden was projected the winner on Nov. 7, but they have been small and unfolded with few incidents.- Advertisement –
New website VisitSaudi.com The government of the kingdom, due to falling oil prices, hopes that tourism will contribute up to 2030 percent of gross domestic product by 10, compared to the current 3 percent. They expect to attract up to 2030 million tourist visits a year by 100, both domestic and foreign. Is Saudi Arabia looking for its place under the global tourist sun? Who would visit Saudi Arabia when the country is known for torturing women’s rights and human rights activists in general, public executions, where there are no tourist visas… were just some of the open questions. In 2017, Saudi Arabia announced a multibillion-dollar project that would turn 50 Red Sea islands into luxury resorts. #WhereInTheWorld is the name of an online campaign that has attracted a lot of attention on the global tourism scene. The kingdom is opening its doors to tourists to reduce the economy’s dependence on oil. And all within the vision Saudi Vision 2030. But soon, tapping just two weeks later, Saudi Arabia showed off its maps and for the first time offered foreign tourists tourist visas to visit the kingdom (visitors will be able to stay for up to 90 days). Saudi Arabia’s tourism officials announced a new visa program for citizens of 49 countries, including Croatia, followed by a Twitter campaign called #WelcomeToArabia as well as a modern website dedicated to the promotion of tourism in the Kingdom. The financial power of tourism has been recognized even by Saudi Arabia, which did not have tourist visas until “yesterday”, but times are changing. Now Saudi Arabia is also entering a global struggle for every guest, all as part of preparing the future of its economy after the oil era. Obviously, as Saudi Arabia opens up more and more to the modern world, even last year Saudi Arabia ceased to be the only country in the world where women are banned from driving, and we can soon expect the lifting of various restrictions, at least for tourists. position and open to global tourists. Saudi Vision 2030 is an economic vision of the Kingdom’s development to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil, to diversify its economy through the development of public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation and tourism. The goals include strengthening economic and investment activities, increasing trade in the oil industry between countries in goods and consumer goods, which was presented in 2016 by the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman In the promotional video, they skillfully play with shots and well-known symbols of other world destinations, ie their similarities, but with communication This is not Maldives, Utah, The Caribbean, Italy, Australia etc.… make it clear that these are not the mentioned destinations but one destination. The video ends with the slogan #WhereInTheWorld. The video was released as a kind of teaser in early September, and although the promotional film does not show which destination it is, with a little research it is clear that Saudi Arabia is behind the whole story. Where in the world could this be?Be the first to visit an exciting, new destination. Get ready to see the unseen.#whereintheworldhttps://t.co/z5JYaylT5i pic.twitter.com/6HwfrVrctC- Visit Saudi (@visit_saudi) September 14, 2019
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 10 Apr 2020 5:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link249Shares Mikael Silvestre reveals who would win in a boxing match between Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira Keane and Vieira had a long history of battles on the pitch (Picture: Getty Images)Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre believes Roy Keane would get the better of Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira in a boxing ring.The two iconic Premier League midfielders were known for their combative feuds whenever the bitter rivals came up against each other.One famous incident took place off the pitch before the Gunners’ clash against United at Highbury in 2005, where Keane confronted the ex-France international over something said in the tunnel.After referee Graham Poll had stepped in between the pair, the Irish midfielder shouted ‘we’ll see out there’. The mind games may have worked, as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side came out as 4-2 winners.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTShedding some light on the situation, Silvestre told the Talk Of The Devils podcast: ‘It’s a small tunnel, players are shoulder to shoulder, and I think Patrick went past Gary and he said “you have a big mouth when you are with your team so I want to take you on 1v1 outside, me and you”.‘So Roy Keane as a good captain defended Gary and said “if you want to take it to my player take it to me”, but there was also some French vocabulary in the conversation.’Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Keane and Vieira went to war often (Picture: Getty Images)When asked who would win in a boxing fight between the two, Silvestre said: ‘Maybe because we did some boxing Roy would have an advantage. ‘We had a fitness coach that came in my third season at United and he was good at lifting and also boxing, Mike Clegg.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘With Mike we would do some boxing so Roy was pretty good at it, [Ryan] Giggsy and then Wayne [Rooney].‘A lot of the players would enjoy making a one minute round, two, three rounds after training, it’s good for upper body and coordination.’MORE: Odion Ighalo reveals his plan if Manchester United offer him permanent transfer dealMORE: Jadon Sancho’s stance on Manchester United move as Dortmund fire transfer warningFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment
Swedish pension providers Folksam and Skandia have spoken out against a new development in the government’s planned legislation to make it easier for individuals to switch their pension from one company to another.The two firms say they could live with the original proposal, but now parliament has begun to discuss major changes that risk reducing their customers’ pensions.Citing comments made by Ylva Wessén, deputy chief executive of Folksam, and Skandia’s chief executive Frans Lindelöw, in a joint interview in Swedish business daily Dagens Industri, Folksam said in a statement: “Radical proposals must be carefully investigated by the government.”In April the government began to act to make it easier for individuals to switch their pension from one provider to another without incurring tax consequences, aiming to clarify rules around the fees pension and insurance companies may charge. Folksam said that in the government’s transfer rights bill it originally proposed giving the pension fund a customer leaves the right to charge a transfer fee covering the remaining purchase costs for 10 years. But on 10 October, the parliamentary finance committee discussed whether a provider’s right to charge the fee should be reduced to five years.‘Adverse effect for 1.5 million customers’ The committee was also considering whether the government should introduce additional retroactive legislation covering transfers from 2007 onwards, Folksam wrote.“If the new proposal is implemented, pensions will be reduced for our 1.5 million customers who have pension savings with a guarantee, i.e. traditional insurance,” it said.Folksam said the proposal would have a particularly adverse effect on providers of traditional or average-rate pensions, where providers guarantee customers a certain pension to be paid out evenly over time, as opposed to companies providing market-rate schemes in which savers can influence investments and are responsible for the risks.It argued that long-term investment is the most effective way to grow customers’ pensions and, if the period in which a pensions firm can keep control of an individual’s savings is shortened, it would be forced into making short-term investments.“With a five-year limit, a larger portion of the pension capital would be invested in interest-bearing securities that tend to have lower returns than equities, infrastructure and real estate,” Folksam argued, adding that it currently offers a minimum of 10-year contract periods to enable a good return on pension savings.
NZ Herald 2 December 2015A bill which will prevent convicted child sex offenders from changing their names is set to pass its first hurdle tonight.National, New Zealand First and the Act Party have indicated they will support National MP Jian Yang’s private member’s bill, meaning it has the numbers to pass its first reading.Dr Yang told Parliament this afternoon that his bill was designed to maintain public safety and assist with the rehabilitation of criminals.He said it would give parents confidence that people who worked with their children had been properly vetted.“This will prevent … sex offenders from being able to change their names in an attempt to get closer to innocent children,” he said.The National MP has cited the case of Henry Te Rito Miki, who was employed at six different schools despite being subject to a supervision order that prevented him from coming into contact with children.He evaded detection by changing his name.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.Dr Yang indicated the bill could require some redrafting.When it was introduced, lawyer Graeme Edgeler pointed out that it could capture a broad range of offences including burglary, kidnapping, and discharging a firearm with intent.Said Dr Yang: “I look forward to the select committee input on this bill to meet the objective of preventing child sex offenders from legally changing their name.”Labour and the Greens said they would oppose the legislation.Labour MP Adrian Rurawhe said the purpose of the bill was “admirable”, but his party believed it would be a waste of a select committee’s time because it was poorly drafted.“It is our assessment that this bill needs to go back to the drafting table to be completely rewritten,” he said.Mr Rurawhe was also concerned about the Attorney-General’s finding that it unjustifiably breached the Bill of Rights by limiting freedom of expression.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11554855
“With inclement weather on the way and drivers coming from a long distance, we needed to make the call early,” explained promoter Toby Kruse. “We will have information to follow regarding the make-up date as it becomes ready.” MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 9) – Wet weather will be the winner tonight at Marshalltown Speedway and the result is the postponement of the Dale DeFrance Memorial to Thursday, July 9. The 500th and final Summer Series event for IMCA Late Models will be part of that program, with other divisions to be announced. The Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds event will not be rescheduled to that evening.
RelatedPosts Breaking: Arsenal win FA Cup, qualify for Europa League FA Cup semis: Man U draw Chelsea, as Arsenal battle Man City Iwobi: It’s time to live up to hype Arsène Wenger was “extremely honoured” to be inducted into the Legends of Football Hall of Fame on Monday night.An array of stars from the world of football and entertainment attended the glittering event at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London, where the former Arsenal manager received his 2019 Legends of Football award.They also helped to raise £521,000 for Nordoff Robbins, the music therapy charity supported by the Premier League, and Wenger was delighted by the outcome.“Since leaving Arsenal I received some interesting proposals, however, one invitation that I did not hesitate to accept, and I am extremely honoured to do so, is to receive the 2019 Legends of Football award,” said the three-time Premier League title winner.“I have always enjoyed music and have been excited to be involved in the work Legends of Football does to support Nordoff Robbins, which is a fantastic charity.“Music therapy can change people’s lives, across a broad spectrum of disabilities.”Tags: Arsene WengerFootball Hall of Fame
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Kansas City Royals outfielder Hunter Dozier has tested positive for COVID-19 and been placed on the injured list before the club played its final exhibition game against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Associated Press That includes telling participants they shouldn’t travel to tournaments if they tested positive for the virus within seven days or were exposed to anyone with the virus or its symptoms within 14 days.___The PGA Tour Series-China season has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The China-based tour’s executive director says attempts to move the qualifying tournaments to other sites in Asia were not practical and restricted access into mainland China made it too difficult to stage tournaments in 2020.Greg Carlson says “staging a tour based in China with players from five different continents is just not feasible at this time.” The Latest: Royals’ Dozier tests positive before exhibition July 22, 2020 ___Swiss soccer club Basel says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus but its league game against St. Gallen will go ahead.Basel says the unidentified player has been in isolation on the advice of public health officials. The rest of the squad tested negative and will not go into quarantine.Basel is the third of the 10 Swiss clubs to have at least one player test positive since the league restarted last month.Basel will finish its season and then resume in the Europa League on Aug. 6. The club will then play in the Swiss Cup semifinals. Westbrook did not travel with the Rockets on July 9 when they flew to Florida for the NBA’s restart. The nine-time All-Star revealed on social media that he had tested positive for the virus on July 14 and he did not arrive in Florida until Monday.Westbrook had to quarantine upon his arrival at Disney but was cleared to join the Rockets for their practice on Wednesday.He said his only symptom was a stuffy nose and that he’s feeling great now and ready to get to work with the Rockets, who open the season July 31 against Dallas.Westbrook, who wore a mask as he spoke to the media despite being inside the NBA bubble, urged people not take the coronavirus lightly and to wear a mask.“I’m not a doctor nor a specialist, but I do know that it’s definitely something to take very seriously,” he said. “To understand that wearing a mask can be between life or death honestly … there are people dying from this virus each and every day and it’s something that we all need to take very, very seriously.” ___The International Tennis Federation plans to resume its lower-level World Tennis Tour the week of Aug. 17 and its junior and beach tennis tours two weeks later when the U.S. Open is scheduled to begin.All ITF tours have been suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.The governing body says it has not decided on return dates for the senior or wheelchair tours but neither will have tournaments take place before Aug. 31.The ITF also announced its COVID-19 protocols for its tournaments and players. The 28-year-old is coming off a breakthrough season in which he hit 26 homers with 84 RBIs and tying for the American League lead in triples. He is expected to play a big role for the Royals during their abbreviated 60-game season, which begins against the Indians on Friday night in Cleveland.Dozier said in a statement that he had been feeling “a couple of symptoms that go with the virus” and is now following the medical team’s direction by quarantining. He will need to test negative twice before returning to the club.The Royals still have catcher Cam Gallagher, first baseman Ryan O’Hearn, catching prospect Nick Dini and relief pitcher Daniel Tillo on the injured list with COVID-19. All-Star catcher Salvador Pérez, starters Brad Keller and Jakob Junis, and third baseman Matt Reynolds tested positive but have been cleared to return.___Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook is set to practice with the team for the first time since revealing that he tested positive for the coronavirus. The tour is owned by the PGA Tour and operates in partnership with the Chinese Golf Association. It started in 2014 and is open to all nationalities and attracts players mainly from Asia and the Pacific Rim.Players who earned membership following the 2019 season will maintain their PGA Tour Series-China status in 2021.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
President Muhammadu Buhari, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and the President of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), Lord Sebastian Coe, have urged athletes participating in 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, tagged Asaba 2018 to harness the event to build friendship that will consolidate peace and unity in Africa.They spoke wednesday at the opening ceremony of the event in Asaba.According to President Buhari whose address was read by the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, “Sports has become a veritable vehicle for friendship and building relationship among African nation.” “If Africa must excel in sports, private bodies must be involved in the sponsorship of sports championship,” the President said and thanked Governor Okowa, the government and people of Delta State for hosting the championship on behalf of the country.The President urged the governor to keep the flag flying as his good works were highly appreciated.Governor Okowa in a brief speech, thanked God that 52 African countries were in Asaba for the championship, stating, “I welcome all of you to Asaba and it is my prayer that you enjoy your five-day stay. Championship of this nature is vital in building friendship.“It is a thing of joy that we have provided a befitting stadium for the championship, enjoy your stay in Asaba,” the governor asserted.Lord Coe had earlier commended Governor Okowa for providing a befitting venue for the championship, stating that the Stephen Keshi Stadium “is a legacy for generations to come.”President of Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Mr Hamad Kalkaba Malboum also, thanked Okowa for providing venue for the championship and urged athletes and officials participating in the events to respect the rules of the game.Renowned musicians, including Phyno and fire works added colour to the opening ceremony which saw the 23, 000 capacity Stadium filled by spectators.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
This college basketball season, the nation has already seena number of upsets. With conference play already underway, however, moresurprises are yet to come. Some teams are expected to win, many are expected tolose, and as crazy as this past year?s college football season was, perhaps thebasketball season will mirror those same results.So far, six top 10 teams have lost at least one game ? twoof those to unranked opponents ? but the true powerhouses will rebound from thelosses and show the college basketball world why they deserve the top seeds inthe NCAA Tournament this March. Here are Hoops America?s conference breakdownsand predictions:SEC West Champion: MississippiSEC East Champion: VanderbiltOverall Champion: VanderbiltThough a weak conference in comparison to the ACC, Pac 10and Big 12, the SEC displays some talented rosters that could make some noisein the NCAA Tournament. Tennessee?s core of Chris Lofton and Tyler Smith willlead this team to at least a three-seed in the NCAA Tournament, but Shan Fosterand Vanderbilt have an explosive offense that can break through Tennessee.Mississippi will show some strength throughout the season, and even with atough loss to Tennessee Jan. 9, it proved that it could compete with some ofthe better teams in the nation.Player to watch: Vanderbilt?s Shan Foster. He averages over20 points a game and so far has kept Vanderbilt undefeated and in line for aconference championship.ACC Champion: North CarolinaThe ACC features some of the most talented teams in thecountry, and it should come down to the wire with both Duke and North Carolinaboasting spectacular rosters. North Carolina should come out on top, but Dukewill prove to be a formidable opponent. If either team can win the road gameagainst each other, it should make out an interesting finish for the end of theseason and the rankings. The loser of the season series may be forced to play atalented Clemson roster that just recently lost by a close margin in overtimeto North Carolina. Regardless, both Duke and UNC could receive No. 1 seeds inthe tournament, so the battle between the two teams is merely for braggingrights.Player to watch: North Carolina?s Tyler Hansbrough. Heproved his athleticism after dunking over 7-foot-7 UNC-Asheville center KennyGeorge. Hansbrough is on his way to the NBA.Big Ten Champion: IndianaEven with Michigan State currently holding a higher nationalranking, Indiana, with the help of freshman star Eric Gordon, will win the BigTen. However, expect all top teams to lose their fair share of games thisseason. Wisconsin could be the sleeper, but without any true go-to guy on theroster, it faces a tough road in the Big Ten, especially against Indiana.Gordon and the Hoosiers will have the extra push down the stretch to come outon top in a tough conference. Wisconsin?s win over Texas did put some life intothe Badgers, but Michigan State?s Drew Neitzel and Indiana?s Gordon will proveto be too much for the other Big Ten teams to handle.Player to watch: Indiana?s Eric Gordon. He is possibly themost talented player in the country and can light up any floor. Expect Gordonto lead Indiana to a top 10 national ranking and a Big Ten crown.Pac 10 Champion: UCLAThe Pac 10 is possibly the best conference from top tobottom in the nation. Like the ACC, the Pac 10 will be a toss-up between twoteams, Washington State and UCLA. With teams like USC, Stanford, Arizona andCal all very talented and with rowdy home crowds, chances are that bothWashington State and UCLA will lose some road games. Nevertheless, DarrenCollison and new freshman Kevin Love will lead a hungry UCLA team that is inperfect position to take the national championship. It will be interesting tosee how the rest of the conference fares in the postseason, but it would berather optimistic to expect any other team besides UCLA or Washington State tomake any noise in the NCAA Tournament.Player to watch: UCLA?s Kevin Love. As a freshman, he?salready averaging 16.1 points and 10 rebounds per game and is exhibiting aphenomenal all-around game.Big 12 Champion: KansasThe Big 12, like the Pac 10, features talented rosters fromtop to bottom. Unlike some other highly ranked teams, however, Kansas is stillundefeated, and all of its starters score in double figures. Even with thetough conference, Kansas should dominate most of the Big 12 competition butwill be challenged by both Texas and Texas A&M. The Aggies have proved tobe the surprise team in the conference, featuring three starters averaging indouble digits. D.J. Augustin and Texas could make a run and possibly challengeKansas down the stretch, but after losing to Wisconsin and Michigan State, itdoesn?t look to be a major opposition to some bigger powerhouses in the longrun.Player to watch: D.J. Augustin. He averages 20.5 points and6.1 assists per game and is taking over after the detrimental loss of KevinDurant. Augustin must play this well the entire season to maintain Texas? hotplay.Big East Champion: GeorgetownGoing into the season, Pittsburgh looked like the team tobeat in a tough conference, but after losing to unranked Dayton and Villanova,Pitt hasn?t shown it can compete away from home. That being said, Georgetown,with Roy Hibbert leading the way, can make a serious run at the nationalchampionship and should win the Big East. However, both Marquette andVillanova, with Dominic James and Scottie Reynolds, respectively, will make somenoise in the conference and cause many problems for Georgetown. Two ofPittsburgh?s best players ? Levance Fields and Mike Cook ? are out withinjuries, so any chance of it competing in the conference could be gone,especially with Georgetown and Marquette playing as strongly as they have beenrecently.Player to watch: Syracuse?s Donte Green. Averaging almost 20points per game, Green is quietly showing America that he is one of the bestcollege players out there. Look for him to cause problems for all of the BigEast for the rest of the season.Beyond all of these predictions, one team cannot gounmentioned. Memphis, playing in Conference USA, may go undefeated this season.After showing the country its explosive offense and athletic ability in adifficult nonconference schedule, Memphis will no doubt be a No. 1 seed in theNCAA Tournament and very well could be this year?s national champion.