Raffensperger, a Republican, said the state will work with county officials to complete the recount in time to meet its Nov. 20 deadline for certifying statewide election results.“It’ll take every bit of the time we have left, for sure,” he said.Biden’s lead over Trump in Georgia has grown to more than 14,000 votes among nearly 5 million cast, according to NBC News, which has not a projected winner in the Peach State.- Advertisement – Georgia will conduct a statewide recount of ballots cast in the election between President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Wednesday.“With the margin being so close, it will require a full, by-hand recount in each county,” Raffensperger said at a press conference.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Raffensperger had previously telegraphed that a recount was likely in the state, which has traditionally voted for Republican presidential nominees. Trump’s supporters, including GOP Rep. Doug Collins, asked the Georgia official earlier this week for a hand recount.“This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvass all at once,” Raffensperger said. “It will be a heavy lift but we will work with the counties to get this done in time for our state certification.”Trump, on the day after the Nov. 3 election, falsely asserted that his campaign had “claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes,” Georgia and other states. With Biden now projected to secure more than the 270 electoral votes required to clinch the presidency, Trump and his surrogates have already demanded recounts in states including Georgia and Wisconsin.- Advertisement – They have also launched a flurry of accusations of electoral fraud, without citing evidence. Trump campaign lawyers have filed lawsuits in multiple key states related to those claims. Many of those cases have already been thrown out by judges.Trump has refused to concede to Biden and is falsely claiming he won the election. The transition of power to a Biden administration cannot formally begin until the General Services Administration makes an “ascertainment” of the winner, which it has so far refused to do.Raffensperger said at the press conference that at 1 p.m. ET, he will declare the presidential race in his state is subject to a “risk-limiting audit.”“We’ll be counting every single piece of paper, every single ballot. every single lawfully cast, legal ballot,” he said.When a reporter noted that such an audit usually involves just a sample of the ballots, rather than the entire body of votes, Raffensperger said, “you actually have to do a full hand-by-hand recount of all [ballots] because the margin is so close.”
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United Technologies, Carrier’s parent company, is laying off another 700 workers right up the road from the Carrier plant in Huntington. And Rexnord, another plant in Indianapolis, just closed its doors, too.Workers at both plants hoped that Trump would come to the rescue, but he never showed up.Beyond Indiana, workers across the country feel like they too are victims of a false Trumpian bargain, in which they were invited to trade their votes to keep their jobs.In fact, according to new research conducted by Good Jobs Nation, more than 91,000 jobs have been sent overseas since Trump was elected, the highest rate of jobs lost to outsourcing in five years.This summer, I traveled across the Midwest, from Indianapolis to Kalamazoo to Racine, to talk with hundreds of manufacturing workers who lost their jobs to foreign countries. Many of them (some wearing “Make AmericaGreat Again” hats) agreed that Trump hasn’t lived up to his end of the deal.“I don’t think he’s really going to come through, even though I hoped he would,” one laid-off worker told me. Last year, after Trump announced his Carrier “victory,”I decided that I had to speak out.I said that “Trump was lying his a– off” about saving all the Carrier jobs: We had met with Carrier hours before Trump’s speech, and they gave us the job numbers they expected to preserve, but when Trump got on stage, he gave wildly inflated numbers.Trump took to Twitter to attack me, claiming that I’m terrible at my job and that the loss of jobs in Indiana is my fault.But I stand by my words: A year after his election, Trump continues to lie about his commitment to saving jobs at Carrier or anywhere else.And workers are taking note.Chuck Jones was formerly the president of United Steelworkers 1999.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes It was a symbolic moment that cemented Trump’s campaign image as a working-class champion – a blue-collar billionaire who would stand with workers, not CEOs.I have been a worker at the Rexnord plant in Indianapolis for 48 years, and president of United Steel Workers Local 1999 for more than 30.As the leader of the union representing the Carrier workers, I was part of the negotiations with the company regarding the coming layoffs when Trump intervened.Standing in front of the president-elect at Carrier during Trump’s first victory rally after the 2016 election, I realized that he was delivering a powerful message of hope not only to Carrier workers, but also to all working people in America: You finally have a president who will fight for the interests of ordinary workers, Trump seemed to say.A year later, we feel betrayed.Carrier has announced that more than 600 workers are being laid off, with the last line scheduled to work their final shift right after the holidays.The workers at Carrier aren’t the only ones who feel victimized by Trump’s false promises. Categories: Editorial, OpinionAt the Carrier plant on the west side of Indianapolis, we’re coming up on a bitter anniversary.One year ago this week, President-elect Donald Trump stood before hundreds of cheering workers and declared that he had saved our jobs from moving to Mexico. “He pulled a bait-and-switch on us,” another said.Workers know that Trump has the power to stop offshoring. His victory lap in Indianapolis said as much.As president of the United States, he can tell federal contractors like United Technologies that our tax dollars will not fund corporations that continue to offshore jobs.But Trump has failed to take action.In fact, the new report by Good Jobs Nation shows that the pace of offshoring by major federal contractors is accelerating under Trump.Since Trump moved into the White House, corporations that offshore American jobs have received $21 billion in lucrative federal contracts, meaning that the federal government is rewarding companies that send jobs overseas.The truth is that even though Trump has signed more than 100 executive orders since he took office, he has yet to sign a single one to stop offshoring by federal contractors.
Australian and New Zealand’s women soccer players let out almighty roars, burst into applause and pumped their fists in celebration in the early hours of Friday after their countries’ joint bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup was confirmed.FIFA President Gianni Infantino made the announcement at about 3.45 a.m. NZT (1545 GMT) on Friday.Football Ferns Erin Nayler, Hannah Wilkinson and Annalie Longo erupted with joy as they crowded around a laptop watching the video stream, while Matildas players sitting with the “As One” bid team also jumped up in celebration. “It was a long wait,” Wilkinson told TVNZ. “All of this anticipation was filling the room.”The second he said it, I completely blacked out for a second. Honestly, it was just total joy. This is going to be absolutely amazing and I’m a bit speechless.”There will be millions watching this. It’s huge.”The decision continues a strong run for New Zealand securing hosting rights for women’s global sporting events, with the women’s Rugby World Cup and Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held in the country in 2021.”The tournament aligns perfectly with our strategy for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation,” Sports Minister Grant Robertson said in a statement.Both Football Federation Australia (FFA) and New Zealand Football (NZF) had emphasized the boost that hosting the tournament would provide for the development of the game in the Asian and Oceania Confederations.”It’s quite incredible for women’s football in our region to secure the Women’s World Cup,” Ros Moriarty, the chair of FFA’s Women’s Football Council told Reuters.”Asia’s definitely a developmental region for FIFA. There hasn’t been a women’s World Cup in this region or in the southern hemisphere so there’s new ground to be developed here.”And I think the co-confederation aspect is a big plus. It allows us to reach out to friends in Asia and as well as in Oceania.” “That process was so stressful, but I can’t believe it,” Matildas defender Steph Catley said.”I’m so excited. I’m now starting to think about what it will be like to be a player at a home World Cup, it is just surreal.”It’s giving me goosebumps.”The Football Ferns also experienced a similar long vigil overnight with players sitting in an Auckland hotel room. Topics :
275-277 Stanley St, Townsville City“They are so close to the city and so close to the Strand so you’re in walking distance to everything.“You could also renovate them instead of demolishing them because they are quite solid inside.”The homes are located in a character precinct so if they were demolished they would have to be rebuilt in the traditional Queenslander style. Both properties have had long-term tenants until recently, while 275 Stanley St is still rented for $225 a week. Each cottage has two bedrooms, a sleep-out and functional kitchen. Some rooms still have original timber floors. 275-277 Stanley St is open for inspection from 10am-10.30am and Wednesday 5pm-5.30pm. Call Malcolm Thomson on 0400 545 664. 275-277 Stanley St, Townsville CityTWO historic cottages positioned on prime on land on the fringes of the CBD will be sold under the hammer.On site, 275-277 Stanley St, Townsville, will go to auction on August 25 at 11am.The cottages are on 738sq m of land and have separate titles but will be sold together.Harcourts Kingsberry Townsville agent Malcolm Thomson said the two cottages offered endless possibilities for redevelopment and were located in a sought-after location.“Theoretically you could reconfigure the boundaries so you had two long boundaries,” he said,More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“Because one is on 180sq m and the other is on 558sq m you just wouldn’t sell them separately.
Put Manny Ramirez and Dane Cook in a room together, and you’ll get more than just the greatest idea for a reality show ever assembled. No, it’s not just “Cookin’ with Manny” that you’d get, but instead two viewpoints that couldn’t be more opposite from each other and couldn’t be more perfect for each other. Major League Baseball’s playoffs, about to start World Series play, can best be characterized from a combination of two quotations, one from Cook and one from Ramirez. Cook, in those ridiculously cheesy and omnipresent TBS commercials, has quite emphatically informed fans, “There’s only one postseason. There’s only one October.” And though the rest of this column could easily be spent pointing out the flaws in everything else the comedian has ever said, that’s one sentiment that’s tough to disagree with. It’s not exactly the most motivational or inspirational or insightful statement ever spoken, but the message is correct. Baseball has reached the time where teams must win or go home, and it’s the most exciting time of the season. Still, though, the counterpoint to Cook’s statement is a valid one too, and it came from perhaps the most unlikely of sources, Manny Ramirez. “There’s always next year,” the Red Sox slugger told reporters before playing Game 5 of the ALCS with Boston facing elimination. “It’s not like it’s the end of the world.” Though the reaction to Ramirez’s comments was initially harsh, especially from Red Sox fans hoping to see a little more sense of urgency in their star, fans and media members alike have begun to understand the truth in his comment after the dust settled. Obviously, Ramirez wants to win. His performance in that game, 2-4 and the game-winning RBI, made that pretty clear. What the outfielder understood, however, and tried to convey, is that there will always be a next season, meaning a loss does not mean the end of the world. This postseason, probably unlike any other in recent memory, proves that it’s not always Cook’s viewpoint nor Ramirez’s, but rather one of the two, depending on the situation, that best describes the driving force behind playoff baseball. This postseason’s biggest story lines are a mix of events and actions that follow either Cook’s or Ramirez’s statements. Playing in his 17th season at the age of 40, Kenny Lofton made his mark on the playoffs. Ramirez’s quote doesn’t make too much sense in describing the old-timer though, because there isn’t always going to be another season for the center fielder. It is hard to imagine Lofton playing in another postseason when he’s 41 years old. In this situation, there is only one postseason for Lofton; there is only one (last) October. Finishing the regular season on an incredible win streak before rolling past their first two playoff opponents, the Colorado Rockies are the team to beat in the World Series. With a corps of players who are young, cheap and talented, there’s no reason to think next season won’t be another good one for the Rockies. There isn’t only one postseason or October in the future for this team. Though losing would probably hurt the squad considering the amazing streak it’s been on, for the Rockies it’s just like Ramirez said, there’s always next year, and judging by the team’s roster, there’s always the year after that and the year after that too. Following the Yankees first-round playoff elimination at the hands of the Indians, manager Joe Torre was offered a contract he called “insulting” and promptly rejected. After 12 seasons and four World Series wins with the New York Yankees, the team decided Torre wasn’t the same skipper he’d been in the past because he hadn’t been getting the job done in the postseason. In this situation, it’s a perfect combination of Cook and Ramirez that can describe what happened. Because the Yankees were so concerned with winning now, they offered a contract to Torre that would require immediate success in order to be lucrative. It really was the end of the world for New York after seven seasons in a row without a World Series ring. They acted on Cook’s way of thinking only because they’d gone by Ramirez’s long enough. Maybe it’s wrong to analyze the playoffs using quotations from two people who won’t be forever remembered as the scholars of our generation. For my money, though, putting what the two of them said together makes a pretty strong definition about playoff baseball. And yes, you can quote me on that. Mike is a sophomore majoring in being undecided. If you think that someone other than Cook or Ramirez had something insightful to say about the post-season you should keep it to yourself;, the column’s already been written. If you can”t resist the urge, however, he can still be reached at email@example.com.
Logically, junior quarterback Matt Barkley’s pending decision is a no-brainer. Even USC coach Lane Kiffin cannot delude himself with the notion that Barkley has anything left to learn at USC under his tutelage.“I’m probably not supposed to say this but unless he just wants to do it to be a special Trojan, he ain’t coming back,” Kiffin said. “Who’s playing better than Matt in the country? How do you not draft that kid, knowing the player he is and knowing what the kid is?”Record setting · USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley threw 39 touchdown passes this season, breaking Matt Leinart’s previous 2003 USC record of 38. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanPer NFL rules, NCAA student-athletes can declare for the NFL draft three years after graduating from high school.As a junior, Barkley meets this minimum condition after posting perhaps the greatest single statistical season of any USC quarterback — without the benefit of a Pac-12 championship rematch against Oregon and an additional bowl game to pad his statistics.“It’s not a deal where he’s going in the late first [round],” Kiffin said. “He’s every bit ready to go to the NFL.”Before the season, Kiffin indicated that for Barkley to emerge as an elite quarterback, the junior’s final statistical line should feature 30 or more touchdown passes, fewer than 10 interceptions and a minimum 70 percent completion percentage.Barkley posted a 39-to-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio while completing 69.1 percent of his passes.In other words, Barkley shattered Kiffin’s loftiest expectations that were meant mostly to ensure the unquestioned team leader did not become complacent after his successful sophomore campaign.Entering the season with three new starters on the offensive line and junior Khaled Holmes shifting from guard to center, there was concern as to whether Barkley would have enough time in the pocket to throw before pass rushers bore down on him.But with his pocket awareness and elusiveness, Barkley was sacked just eight times — a new USC record.Yet, Barkley, nonetheless, might op to head toward the professional ranks.“I haven’t given up [on Barkley staying],” Kiffin said. “It’s just going to be a decision … does he want to do something that’s really unique, and he might be the kid to do that. I think 90 percent of kids would not.”Perhaps the only precedent at USC for an underclassman quarterback as talented and accomplished as Barkley staying for his final year of eligibility is former quarterback Matt Leinart, who stayed for his redshirt senior season in 2005 after winning a BCS National Championship and Heisman Trophy.Barkley broke Leinart’s single-season school and conference record of 38 passing touchdowns after connecting with sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods for his sixth touchdown during the 50-0 rout of UCLA.But for all of Leinart’s impressive accolades, Kiffin maintains the comparison between Barkley and Leinart is not all that instructive because Barkley is a better professional prospect than Leinart was at the same stage of their USC careers.“Whenever people discuss guys staying and losing money, I think you can’t do that,” Kiffin said. “Nobody said Matt Leinart was going in the top-three picks.”In the summer 2010, Barkley faced the media once news of the sanctions reverberated across the college football landscape, hoping to communicate USC’s intent to persevere. His leadership earned him the distinction of becoming USC’s first sophomore captain. With all he has sacrificed to navigate USC through its draconian sanctions, there is no question that Barkley deserves to make his decision unencumbered by a belief that he owes USC anything.“I know it sounds weird, but I look up to Matt Barkley,” Kiffin said.
As Utah applied the finishing touches to an 80-69 victory over USC at the Galen Center on Sunday afternoon, a unique feeling likely kicked in for many Trojan fans.It was not the worst feeling in the world, but it was a distinct one. It was the unmistakable feeling of falling to a team that refused to lose its cool.Utah has incredible composure. The faithful at Galen may have gasped every time sophomore forward Jakob Poeltl effortlessly collected the ball and laid it in for two, but Utah’s win over the Trojans was much bigger than just a 7-foot Austrian playing center.The Utes’ ability to repeatedly quiet the Trojans obviously involved a number of factors, including strong defensive organization from the visitors as well as an uncharacteristically lackluster performance from the Trojans. However, Utah’s discipline with the ball was truly something.Underrated players are everywhere. With star players garnering loads of attention, many talented youngsters slip through the cracks in terms of receiving national media attention. If you watch even five minutes of a national television broadcast on college hoops, you will almost certainly hear the name Buddy Hield. Likewise, even if watching these 20-year-old student-athletes is your form of religion, you have probably had never heard of Brandon Taylor or Lorenzo Bonam before Sunday.This guard duo dashed any hopes of a USC victory, particularly down the final stretch of the game. Taylor and Bonam did their part defensively, but with the ball in their hands, they showed excellent vision and poise.Taylor served up 10 assists in the win, consistently finding the open man with his head on a swivel. Taylor, a senior with the Utes who hails from Los Angeles, has continued to develop his game even though Delon Wright, Taylor’s former backcourt mate, is now playing for the Toronto Raptors in the NBA. When Taylor and Wright played together — which they did for two seasons — the rangy Wright ran the point. However, Taylor inherited that role this season, and he has really evolved as the campaign has progressed. His game is well-rounded, and he takes care of the basketball.Utah was a Sweet 16 team last year, and if Larry Krystkowiak’s team had not run into Duke at that point, their tourney run could very well have been longer.Against USC, that invaluable experience showed. Utah looked like a team that had been there before. They looked smooth. They looked unfazed. They also looked like an unselfish bunch.One of the most adept passers on the floor was Bonam. A transfer from Gillette College in Wyoming, Bonam has excelled in his first season in Salt Lake City. Bonam finished the contest with just 9 points, but he impacted the game in some way during each of his 33 minutes on the floor.Utah is a fundamentally sound team. The Utes are a well-oiled machine and could be a tough matchup come March should they continue to play like this. While they may not be the trendiest pick in either the Pac-12 Tournament or the NCAA Tournament, the Utes are quietly chugging right along on a four-game winning streak at the moment.Elite guard play helped the Utes take care of USC on Sunday, and it could also catapult this team back into the Sweet 16. After all, that is the very reason Kentucky is still a legitimate candidate to return to the Final Four this season.Josh Cohen is a sophomore majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “Cohen’s Corner,” runs every other Tuesday.
Julia Poe | Daily TrojanSeveral days ago, I grew nostalgic for baseball season and subjected several of my sorority sisters to the movie Field of Dreams.The Kevin Costner classic is one of those feel-good movies that’s basically a surefire way to test the quality of someone’s soul character. (If they cry at the final scene, their soul’s doing okay. If they don’t cry, they don’t have one.) None of the sisters who I forced to watch the movie were baseball fans, which led to widespread surprise from all of them when they found themselves bawling as the credits rolled.The film centers around a farmer, Ray, who follows a divine message and builds a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield in Iowa. Over time, the baseball greats of the past — Shoeless Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver, Eddie Cicotte — visit the diamond to play the sport they loved so dearly. Every night, they disappear into the cornfield, beyond which, we can only assume, is the afterlife.At one point, a starry-eyed baseball player looks at the picturesque diamond, then turns to Ray and asks, “Is this heaven?”It’s one of those lines that hits you in the gut much harder than you expect. There’s something surreptitiously poetic about the idea of some eternal game of baseball for the star players who devoted their lives to it. It’s an even more poignant symbol when, all too often, we lose these stars too soon.On Tuesday, news broke that Roy Halladay — a well-loved former pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies — died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40 years old, a two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher enjoying his fourth year of retirement. This might not have affected me at all if it weren’t for the fact that I spent last summer as an intern at the Philadelphia Inquirer. My Twitter feed, which grows increasingly eclectic and diverse every year, is now dominated by about 30 percent Philadelphia sports news. When Halladay passed away, it seemed that the only news that mattered on Twitter had to do with his death.When we lose an athlete, the thing that’s hard to explain to those who aren’t fans of sports is what exactly we are mourning. Sure, Halladay was an eight-time All-Star with a stellar ERA. He threw a perfect game for the Phillies in 2010, then followed it up with a postseason no-hitter in the NLDS, notching his own sidebar in the history books of the sport. But as fans, we mourn more than just statistics and record-setting performances. We mourn the people, the players who put on the jerseys and somehow lift the pride of our cities onto their shoulders. Perhaps the greatest flaw of sports fans is the way that we put so much stock and hope into these players who we hardly know. When they win, we win, and when they lose, we lose. We follow them on Instagram and bug them for signatures and obsess over their shoes, their hair, their taste in food and music and politics.And then, when these players die, we feel a loss and a trauma almost too large for the relatively small impact they should have had upon our lives. I watched this as the fans of Philadelphia posted tributes and erected memorials to the former pitcher, congregating around Citizens Bank Park in crowds larger than many of those that attended the games I covered last summer.I understand the pain that the city of Philadelphia is feeling, mainly because it was my pain only months ago. I was walking to the Daily Trojan office when I learned that Yordano Ventura, a young, loud-mouthed, hothead of a pitcher for my Kansas City Royals, had died in a tragic car accident. Months later, I still come close to tears when watching tributes made in Ventura’s honor.The loss of Halladay had the same effect on the city of Philadelphia. There’s a pain that comes from losing these athletes, mainly because we see them as invincible. Halladay, in particular, was indomitable on the mound, this towering 6-foot-6 testament to a pitcher’s ability to exert ice-cold control over a baseball. He was unflappable, nicknamed “Doc” because of the almost surgical way he could pick apart even the strongest team’s batting lineup. Halladay was a leader, and then a legend, for a Phillies team stuck in a down-on-its-luck period that many teams skid into after winning a World Series. He gave the city something to cheer for.When I think of this loss, the idea of that diamond in Iowa is comforting. Because the thing about sports fans is that we’re terrible at letting go.These players live on in memories and highlight reels, and their names and numbers are emblazoned in halls of fame and retired jerseys hanging from the rafters of stadiums. Great athletes may pass away, but their impact on the game hardly ever leaves.I hope Halladay joined in on that eternal game, in some baseball diamond that looks a little like heaven. The game will always remember his life; and in that way, I hope he will live on in the game as well.Julia Poe is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column, “Poe’s Perspective,” runs Thursdays.
Former Syracuse guard Isis Young has transferred to Fordham University to play as a graduate, she announced over Twitter on Thursday evening. Facebook Twitter Google+ Young came to Syracuse as a sophomore in 2016 after playing one full season at Florida. She redshirted one year but returned to score double-digit points 11 times in the 2017-18 season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn her two seasons at SU, she averaged 5.6 points per game. Young lost minutes to other guards over the course of her final season in Orange. After playing 18.5 minutes per game as a redshirt junior, she averaged 6.3 minutes per game last year. Young played just two minutes in her final game, a 67-57 win over Virginia on March 7. Young is joining a Fordham Rams team that lost to Syracuse in the first round of the 2019 NCAA tournament. The Rams won the Atlantic-10 conference with a 25-9 overall record. Comments Published on June 14, 2019 at 12:00 am Contact Danny: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DannyEmerman