Vote-counting continues, but Republicans likely to maintain control of Senate

first_imgIn Georgia, Rev. Raphael Warnock is headed to a January 5, 2021, runoff with Sen. Kelly Loeffler. Sen. David Perdue is currently just over 50% in the other Senate race in that state, but with the remaining votes to be counted in that race, it’s possible that Perdue will also be headed to a runoff against Jon Ossoff. In one possible scenario, those two runoffs could end up determining control of the Senate.Democrat Cal Cunningham narrowly trails Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina, but it’s unlikely that the remaining ballots there will push him over the top.The odious Lindsey Graham and Joni Ernst will stay in the Senate. – Advertisement – Once again, the Democrats in the Senate will represent more people than the Republicans in the Senate. But once again, the Republicans are strongly favored to have control of the Senate, highlighting again how undemocratic the U.S. system is and how badly we need major reform. Sen. Susan Collins leads Sara Gideon narrowly in Maine. If Collins remains under 50% of the vote, the 4% of the vote currently going to a third-party candidate will be reallocated and could help Gideon. That’s two big ifs adding up to a very long shot, though. In Michigan, Republican challenger John James narrowly leads Democratic Sen. Gary Peters, but there’s reason to hope that the same mail ballots expected to boost Biden will also boost Peters.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Barcelona place €60m price tag on French forward

first_img Promoted Content9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really AreEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?It Looks Like An Ordinary Doughnut, But It Glows In The Dark!Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Lot More People Should See Hanna’s Fantastic Bread MasterpiecesThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth The paper write that a fee “in the region of €60m” would be enough to persuade the Catalan club to take a loss in the region of €80 or so million, when you consider his wages, on the Frenchman.He’s had a series of bad injuries, and a series of unfortunate run-ins with the press which have seen his work ethic questioned.Read Also: Ronaldo reveals what he admires about long-time rival MessiNow is the time to sell, with the winger actually approaching fitness. They would certainly take a lot less than €60m had they paid less for him in the first place.But there’s no unpaying that massive fee either, paid in the attempt to replace the departing crown jewel in the form of Neymar. All they can do it get what they can for their increasingly outcast winger, and move on.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 It’s clear to anyone with an understanding of the situation that Barcelona would happily sell Ousmane Dembele at the right price, and Marca have last night put a number on it.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Russell overtime goal leads Syracuse to 2-1 win over Duke

first_imgIt took 70 minutes for Emma Russell to prove her teammates right.The clock had stopped just 35 seconds into the game and Duke was rushing up the field celebrating a goal, while Syracuse huddled next to its goal. The SU defense had broken down, and Duke’s Ashley Kristen emerged from a scrum in front of the goal to give the Blue Devils an early lead. “We just came into the circle afterward and just said, ‘There’s 69 minutes left in the game. There’s no way we’re losing this,’” Russell said. After Syracuse had wasted numerous offensive chances throughout the afternoon, it was Russell’s sudden-death overtime goal that pushed No. 10 Syracuse (11-4, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) past No. 6 Duke (11-5, 2-4), 2-1 on Saturday in front of 701 fans at J.S. Coyne Stadium, securing the No. 6 seed for the ACC tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRussell took a shot at the goal just one minute into the overtime period but it bounced off of Duke goalie Lauren Blazing’s padding right back out to Russell. She tapped it a foot forward to herself then knocked the shot on a line into the cage. A day of frustration for Syracuse quickly turned into one of euphoria. “They found a way,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “And that’s a sign of a good team.”It took a while for Syracuse to find it, though. After the opening goal, the Orange dominated on offense, almost-exclusively controlling possession of the ball.But while the chances were plentiful, the execution was lacking. With 27 minutes left in the first half, Russell guided the ball to the middle of the field but shot it right off of Blazing. Five minutes later Laura Hurff brought the ball up the left side of the turf, but her cross-field shot went just wide of the goal. Just over halfway through the period, Hurff wasted two passes from Lieke Visser and Russell when her turnaround shot was mishit and weakly rolled to Blazing. Bradley said early on her team was playing too individually. With the Blue Devils playing man-to-man defense, she said Syracuse wasn’t doing a good job of capitalizing when it got past its initial defender. “We’d beat somebody and then not set up the two-on-one,” Bradley said. “And that’s what we had to get back to in our formation.” Bradley said her team made the adjustment at halftime, but in the end Hurff only needed to get past one defender to tie the game. With just over 14 minutes left, Hurff took a pass to the right of the goal, and got past a defender. With the goalie leaning in the other direction, Hurff tapped in the equalizer before throwing her hands up in excitement. “We knew their goalie likes to stay on her post, so I knew the opposite side would be wide open,” Hurff said. “I was looking for Lauren (Brooks), but I saw her take a step, and I knew I could get it right past her.” Once Syracuse secured the tie, a lead was on its fingertips throughout the end of regulation. The Orange missed on two corners, and Russell had a wide open shot skid just a foot wide of the goal, a missed opportunity that left her crouching in anger. But once Russell got her chance in overtime, she kept true to the team’s promise that it had made in the seconds after it gave up an early lead. “We made adjustments in angles and kept firing,” Bradley said. “If you keep pushing forward, it’ll break. “It’ll break, and it did.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3last_img read more

England retain Men’s Senior Home Internationals

first_img29 Sep 2013 England retain Men’s Senior Home Internationals England retained the Men’s Senior Home Internationals at Royal County Down with a powerful final day performance against European champions Ireland, consigning Scotland to second place and the Irish to third. Despite heavy rain on the final day, the bedrock for the English success was laid in their foursomes performance, in which they produced a clean sweep to take a 3-0 lead into the singles. Then, despite a comeback win on the 18th for Maurice Kelly over English seniors champion Richard Latham, and victories for Garth McGimpsey over Richard Partridge and Michael Quirke against Tyrone Carter, England secured the necessary points to finish the job 6-3. The most crucial of these came from John Ambridge, who gained a one-hole victory over Arthur Pierse in a match that was all square playing the par five18th. But the Irishman took bogey after bunkering his drive and a solid par saw Ambridge home. Andrew Stracey’s 4&3 victory over Adrian Morrow and Chris Reynolds’ win in the final game against John Mitchell by 4&2 sealed the triumph. “It was a very rewarding result after a hard week and in some appalling weather,” said England manager Richard Palmer. “The win over Ireland on their home ground was special particularly as only one of my team had seen Royal County Down previously.” Fog on the opening day meant both sets of foursomes were cancelled so halves were agreed in each game. Just the singles were played and England began their defence of the title with a 4½– 4½draw with Scotland while Ireland beat Wales 7½– 1½. On the second day, England beat Wales 6½– 2½and Scotland overcame Ireland 5½– 3½which meant the title was a straight contest between England and the Scots. Scotland gave themselves every chance by winning two and halving one of the morning foursomes, but Wales produced their strongest performance of the week in the singles to deny them the Past President’s Trophy. Victories for Jeff Thomas, Nigel Evans and Basil Griffiths gave them the better share of the points in the afternoon’s matches, leaving the winning scoreline of 5-4 insufficient for Scotland to deny England their victory, thanks to a superior points difference. Image copyright Cashman Photography.last_img read more

Giants’ 2018 trade for Andrew McCutchen could soon look much worse

first_imgPITTSBURGH — Upon acquiring outfielder Andrew McCutchen in January, 2018, the Giants’ ownership group and front office attempted to sell its fans on a vision.The Giants believed a 98-loss season in 2017 was nothing more than an aberration and felt that surrounding their core players with proven assets like McCutchen and Evan Longoria would spark an immediate resurgence.By the end of August, McCutchen was playing the outfield for the New York Yankees and the Giants were headed for an 89-loss …last_img

Your Metrics Are Your Own

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now What someone else does to succeed has no bearing on what you have to do to succeed.You might need to make 80 dials to produce the number of appointments that result in the number of opportunities you need to reach your goals. For whatever reason, someone else might need to make half as many. They might be more effective than you are when it comes to gaining the commitment to meet. If they are in a different industry, with a different solution and a different value prop, their metrics might be very different.You might need 4 opportunities to yield a single win. That metric means in your business, you win 25% of the time. The person sitting in the next room might win 2 out of 4 opportunities, or maybe even 3 out of 4 opportunities. Someone in a different business might win 15%, specifically because of the factors that exist in their business, and another person might win 85% because of how they define “opportunities.”There is a good reason to measure your performance against your peers, and a good reason to measure your performance against different industries.By measuring your performance against your peers, you have an idea of what is possible. If someone can produce double your results with half the effort, you want to study them to discover what you need to do differently. If someone in a different industry has an approach that is yielding them greater returns on effort, you want to explore that to see if you can port their strategy over to your business.That said, your metrics are your own. If it take you 80 dials, you need to make those dials until such a time that you can generate the results you need with fewer dials. As it turns out, making those dials is what helps you improve.If your win rate is lower than you want it to be, you have to do the work review your wins and losses, get some coaching, and change your strategies and tactics to improve that number.Know your metrics, and do what is necessary to succeed. Then be thoughtful about learning what adjustments you need to make to do better.last_img read more

Pune BJP MP faces cheating case

first_imgPune: The Pune police have lodged a case of cheating against prominent real estate developer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sanjay Kakade in a matter pertaining to rehabilitation of villagers in Maval taluk.An FIR under Sections 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will) and 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) of the Indian Penal Code was lodged against Mr. Kakade, his brother Suryakant Kakade and others at the Warje-Malwadi police station Saturday night. Last week, Judicial Magistrate First Class P.T. Gotey had directed that a case be lodged against the Rajya Sabha MP.The Maharashtra government, in the 1960s, had acquired land from villagers of New Kopre for construction of the National Defence Academy. Families displaced by the project were promised rehabilitation on a 14-acre plot in Warje-Malwadi through a building project led by the Kakade Group.However, villagers have accused Mr. Kakade of grabbing the plots, forging 7/12 extracts, and using the land for commercial purposes.‘A conspiracy’Mr. Kakade said the allegations were “a conspiracy” against him, denying any wrongdoing in the New Kopre rehabilitation works.Kakade Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd is also one of the accused in alleged irregularities in the tender for Sion-Panvel highway. In June, officials from the anti-corruption bureau (ACB), Thane, carried out searches at Mr. Kakade’s office in Pune. He is also an accused in the Maharashtra Sadan scam involving Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal. Mr. Kakade is accused of abetting Mr. Bhujbal to launder money.Vital role in pollsThe MP was earlier in the NCP, before being elected as an independent candidate to the Upper House and later joining the BJP. He is believed to have played a vital role in ensuring the BJP’s victory in the Pune civic polls. However, he has alienated himself from BJP loyalists like Girish Bapat and Pune Mayor Mukta Tilak.last_img read more

Can the BMW 1-Series M Performance Edition stand out in the luxury hatchback segment?

first_imgBMW 1-Series M PerformanceTaking competition in the luxury hatchback segment to a new level, BMW India has recently launched a limited performance edition of its 1-series vehicle. Changes made are in terms of external graphics and a few interior elements to help the vehicle gather more eyeballs. The 116i M Performance Edition is priced at Rs. 22.65 lakhs, which could possibly help the company differentiate itself from the other two luxury car giants. External changesExterior modifications comprise of black front grille, stylish rear spoiler with fins, sportier alloy wheels and M Performance lettering. The car is available in two non metallic paintworks, namely Crimson Red and Alpine White. Apart from these, it is also present in the following six metallic paintworks- Glacier Silver, Midnight Blue, Mineral Grey, Black Sapphire, Deep Sea Blue and Valencia Orange. Internal changesSide skirtings and sporty red accents are visible across the insides of the M Performance editions. In addition, leather wrapping with red stitching for steering wheel, red highlights for the speedometer and an electric glass roof will also be offered as part of standard features. EnginesOn the mechanical front, no changes have been made to the standard 1-Series. It still comes with a 1.6 litre petrol engine and a 2.0 litre diesel engine, delivering maximum power of 136 bhp and 143 bhp, respectively.Competition in the sub-25 lakh range is suddenly heating up in the Indian market. Many upwardly mobile Indians have taken a strong liking to vehicles such as the A-Class, 1-Series and the upcoming A3. It remains to be seen how well the new M Performance edition can stand out against the others in this segment. In terms of pricing, 116i M Performance Edition sis priced at Rs. 22.65 lakhs. The 118d M Performance Edition is available for Rs. 25.60 lakhs and 118d Sport M Performance Edition for Rs. 28.55 lakhs. Top variant 118d Sport Plus M Performance Edition can be purchased for Rs. 32.50 lakhs.advertisementlast_img read more

Over 35 pounds of marijuana seized last month in SDPD raids

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom February 9, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Narcotics officers from the San Diego Police Department seized more than 35 pounds of marijuana, nearly $3,000 and three firearms during a pair of operations this month targeting illegal marijuana businesses, police said Friday.The larger of the two raids focused on a North Park dispensary and the owner’s El Cajon residence, where officers served a pair of warrants Thursday morning, SDPD narcotics unit Lt. Matt Novak said.Between the two locations — Patient First Choice dispensary in the 2500 block of University Avenue and Hisham Hanna’s home near Greenfield Drive –officers seized 28 pounds of high-grade marijuana and more than 600 marijuana edibles and concentrates, Novak said. They also seized $1,600 in cash and two firearms.Hanna, 55, was arrested and booked into county jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale and operating a business without a permit, Novak said.Jail records today no longer showed Hanna as an inmate.On Feb. 1, narcotics unit officers raided the Sacred Source Sanctuary dispensary at 3434 Midway Drive, seizing seven pounds of high-grade marijuana,$1,200 in cash and a .45-caliber handgun, Novak said. That operation resulted in five employees being arrested and cited for possession of marijuana for sale and operating a business without a permit.Despite recreational marijuana becoming legal on Jan. 1, similar raids like the ones this month will continue at illegal dispensaries, delivery services and other marijuana businesses, Novak said.“All owners and employees found operating these illegal businesses will be arrested and prosecuted,” the lieutenant warned. Over 35 pounds of marijuana seized last month in SDPD raids Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 9, 2018last_img read more

Sharps banks considering additional aid as part of Foxconn deal Source

first_imgSharp Corp’s two main banks are set to lower the interest rates on a combined 700 billion yen ($6.2 billion) in loans to the Japanese display maker as part of a planned takeover by Taiwan’s Foxconn, a source with direct knowledge of the plan said.The core banking units of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc and Mizuho Financial Group Inc also plan to extend the deadline for repayment of a combined 510 billion yen in syndicated loans due at the end of the month, the source said.The source declined to be identified because the plan has not been officially announced.The banks are also considering an additional commitment line for the troubled company, the source told Reuters, as it seeks to restructure under Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.Representatives for Mitsubishi UFJ and Mizuho declined to comment.last_img read more