Month: November 2020

Georgia announces recount as Biden leads Trump

first_imgRaffensperger, 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.”last_img read more

Jenelle Evans’ Son Kaiser Has ‘Infected Abscess in His Groin’

first_imgOn the mend. Jenelle Evans opened up about her 6-year-old son Kaiser’s health in a Wednesday, November 11, hospital selfie.“Please keep Bubba in your thoughts and prayers!” the Teen Mom 2 alum, 28, wrote via Instagram. “He has an infected abscess in his groin that is infecting his lymph nodes. He’s been on multiple medications and hopefully this next antibiotic works. #GetWellSoon #PrayersPlease.”- Advertisement – Evans’ son smiled and held a yellow popsicle in the social media upload, while his mom covered her face with a mask.The North Carolina native welcomed her son in 2014 with her ex-fiancé, Nathan Griffith. The former couple split the following year and reached an agreement over Kaiser’s custody last month.The former MTV personality will retain primary custody and share legal custody of the little one, and Griffith will have custody of their son every other weekend with his mother, Doris Davidson, caring for her grandson every fifth weekend, according to documents obtained by TMZ in October.- Advertisement – “I am glad both parties can settle outside of court instead of fighting,” the 16 and Pregnant alum told In Touch at the time. “I feel like coparenting at such a young age is scary and hard to cope with. Not everyone is going to get along to begin with. Everyone has a little space to grow, and [I’m] super glad we can all be on the same page now. Kaiser is a lot more happy, and it’s a very positive change.”Evans previously called out her ex on Twitter for skipping a weekend with Kaiser. “At this point, what do you tell your child?” the former reality star wrote in 2018. “No matter what excuses come out of anyone’s mouth, my child’s feeling are hurt. End of story.”Jenelle Evans Reveals Son Kaiser Has Infected Abscess His GroinJenelle Evans with her son, Kaiser. Courtesy of Jenelle Evans/Instagram- Advertisement – The JE Cosmetics creator went on to summarize her coparenting dynamics in January when she liked a tweet reading, “Gotta love the child more than you dislike each other.”The Read Between the Lines author is also the mother of son Jace, 11, whom her mom, Barbara Evans, raises. She and her husband, David Eason, share daughter Ensley, 3, and the pipe welder, 32, has daughter Maryssa, 13, from a previous relationship.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Brentford striker Ivan Toney and Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock win Sky Bet Championship October awards | Football News

first_img “I am thankful to the players around me because they are putting it on a plate for me and it is just my job to finish those chances.”Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for October.   Image:Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock is the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for October Not content with ten Manager of the Month awards already during his storied career, Warnock picks up another after guiding Boro through an unbeaten month with 14 points from six unbeaten games and into the Play-Off places.- Advertisement – Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has been named the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for October.Goals galore as Posh returned to their favourite style under Ferguson, displaying their attacking prowess, collecting 19 points from seven unbeaten games, moving into the Play-Off places and hitting the net 17 times in the thrill-a-minute process.Ferguson said: “The players were outstanding during the month of October, to win the amount of games that we did against the calibre of opponent that we did is excellent.“The mentality of the players was superb. The players were disappointed that we didn’t take all three points against Burton Albion, but in that game we had plenty of opportunities to score. The players are in a good place at the minute and long may that continue.”Sky Bet League TwoPlayer: Paul Mullin, Cambridge United Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Ben Amos has been named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for October.Finally given an opportunity to shine at The Valley, Amos has done exactly that, not conceding a goal in six October games and making crucial stops in every match, including breathtaking reaction saves against Sunderland and Northampton.Amos said: “Keeping all those clean sheets was a great achievement, but you can’t do it on your own.“You need everyone from the front players to the boys at the back doing their bit so it’s testament to them, and it seems a little bit daft that one player gets it when there’s been all that effort from everyone to get those clean sheets.“It’s great from a personal point of view to have hit the ground running this season, but the most important thing is the team doing well and we want to get promoted this season – and I think we’ve got the capability to do it. As long as I feel I’m doing my best and the team is achieving its goal, I’m happy.”Manager: Darren Ferguson, Peterborough United Warnock said: “It’s been such a difficult time up in the north east, so it’s nice to be a bit of good news put a few smiles on faces. It’s a talking point for the fans, and the sooner we can get them back into stadiums the better.“We’ve played some cracking football, and there’s great camaraderie in the squad. I can’t stress it enough how much I’ve enjoyed working with them. Everybody in the dressing room wants to listen, and the way some of them have improved, that’s what I enjoy most in management.”Sky Bet League OnePlayer: Ben Amos, Charlton Athletic Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for October.  Any doubts about his ability to replicate League One form in the Championship were dispelled in a blistering spell of eight goals in six games, showcasing his positioning and poaching instincts, bravery in the air and underrated link-up play.- Advertisement – Cambridge United striker Paul Mullin has been named the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for October.After a second straight nomination for the hard-working forward, he picks up the first EFL Player of the Month award of his career. He scored eight in seven October games alone, even pirouetting for the third goal of his hat-trick against Port Vale.Mullin said: “I’m made up to win the award, but it’s more a reflection of the team as a whole. It’s the players around me who have created me the chances, and I’m very grateful that I’ve been able to put them away through October.“I scored four goals in September but that wasn’t enough to win that month’s award, so I thought I’d double it in October! I’m obviously really pleased to have continued the strong start to the season, and to come back and win the award in the following month after being nominated in September is a good thing, but more importantly we’ve been picking up the points.”Manager: Michael Flynn, Newport County  Brentford manager Thomas Frank said: “Ivan is growing and his goals are of course the talking point, but for me goals are one thing.“They are hugely important and it’s massive that he has already got into double figures. However, in terms of his link-up play and his workrate and the pressure, he is getting better and better on that and getting fitter and fitter so I’m really pleased with him for that as well.”Toney said: “It is my job to score goals. I’ve come to a club where the striker gets a lot of chances.- Advertisement –  Newport County manager Michael Flynn has been named the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for October.The spirit Flynn has engendered in his Newport team continues to amaze and lead to remarkable feats. Three of their six victories in October, which lifted them top of League Two, were secured by winning goals from the 88th minute onwards.Flynn said: “It’s a reward for all of the players and the staff because I couldn’t do it all on my own. It’s a good appreciation and shows the togetherness that we’ve got.“Every win is just as important because you can only get three points but, looking at it over the month, you would have to say that the 3-0 win against Bradford City was the most convincing in October. I thought we were very, very good against a good team at a tough place to go. That was very pleasing.“We’ve installed belief into the players and our philosophy is keep going until the end. We never know when we’re beaten, but I think the way that we’re playing has been fantastic. We’re creating a lot of goalscoring opportunities and dominating possession now, which is very pleasing to say because we’re doing it our way. We’re playing attractive possession-based football and it’s given our just rewards. The players that have come in have adapted to that really well, and the players that were already here have taken it on board. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Great Britain claim two more golds at European Track Cycling Championships in Bulgaria | Cycling News

first_img– Advertisement – Thursday’s team pursuit saw Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald, Neah Evans and Josie Knight triumph; Kenny said: “I personally think we’ve got a lot more to come, we’ve got people sat at home itching to get into this team and that can only help us move forward.” By PA MediaLast Updated: 13/11/20 8:52am “I personally think we’ve got a lot more to come, we’ve got people sat at home itching to get into this team and that can only help us move forward.”Barker said of her elimination race result: “I’m really happy with it. It went how I hoped it to. I rode it how I talked it through with my roommate Laura Kenny earlier today…and yeah, it worked!”Sophie Capewell and Katy Marchant exited the women’s sprint event after the quarter-finals.On Friday, British riders will compete in the women’s individual pursuit, the women’s omnium and the men’s omnium. – Advertisement – Win £250,000 for free on Saturday! Do not miss your chance to land the £250,000 in Saturday’s Super 6 round. Play for free, entries by 3pm. Thursday’s action also included Ollie Wood securing a bronze for Britain in the men’s scratch race.Kenny said of the team pursuit win: “That’s the fastest time we’ve done since Rio, so that shows the form that we were in going into an Olympic year.“It’s good to know we are still moving forward, Josie is here for her first European competition and that shows the way British Cycling moves forward too.- Advertisement – Great Britain’s Elinor Barker won gold in the women’s elimination race Great Britain claimed two more gold medals on the second day of the European Track Cycling Championships in Bulgaria, with victory in the women’s team pursuit and for Elinor Barker in the elimination race.Thursday’s team pursuit saw Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald, Neah Evans and Josie Knight triumph in a time of 4:10.437, over three seconds faster than the second-placed Italian team.Barker, who rode in the qualifying and first-round events, joined them on the podium for her second visit of the evening. Her earlier success made it an elimination race double for GB after Matt Walls won the men’s event on Wednesday.- Advertisement – Great Britain's Elinor Barker won gold in the women's elimination race
Great Britain's Elinor Barker won gold in the women's elimination race

The Masters: Rory McIlroy bounces back from opening 75 with bogey-free 66 | Golf News

first_img The Masters – Live November 14, 2020, 12:30pmLive on “Obviously we didn’t have much time in between rounds, so I went to the range and hit five nine‑irons and a three‑wood and just tried to get myself to release it. Sometimes I just get so draggy and hold on, sort of hold on to it.“So it was just a matter of trying to release it a little bit more and being a little bit more committed to my shots and my swing. I turned it around nicely and shot a good one, at least gave myself a chance going into the weekend. He needed a big start back at the 10th, which he found with a three-wood, a nine-iron and a perfect putt for birdie, and he picked up further shots at 12, 15 and 17 to get himself into red figures for the tournament.McIlroy two-putted for another gain at the long second, and he added another at the eighth while keeping a bogey off his card and closing on three under par, just six behind the leaders going into the second half of the final major of the year.“Jimmy Dunne gave me a pep talk in between rounds going on to the range,” he explained. “It was colourful! I honestly have been playing so good coming in here, and then I go into the first round and I shoot 75, and I’m like ‘where the hell did that come from?’ Rory McIlroy rallied to fire a 66 and is six behind co-leader, Dustin Johnson Rory McIlroy rallied to fire a 66 and is six behind co-leader, Dustin Johnson

RIMOWA Collection of iPhone 12 Cases protects your phone against scratches » Gadget Flow

first_imgThe RIMOWA Collection of iPhone 12 Cases offers ample protection against scuffs and scratches that happen with daily use. And the shockproof TPU material provides excellent grip and comfort while you hold your phone. In fact, the slim profile allows you to clearly see the screen, access buttons, and use the camera without removing it. The cases are also sleek enough to store in your pocket. In addition, choose between aluminum and polycarbonate, depending on your budget, although the polycarbonate units offer wireless charging. The iridescent case matches RIMOWA’s signature suitcases and is great for the frequent traveler. Overall, these RIMOWA iPhone 12 Cases are compatible with iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and Pro Max. The cases also shield your device from scratches, so even if you accidentally drop your phone, it’ll remain intact. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Google travel sites hurt Airbnb in search results

first_imgThe Justice Department filed its long-expected antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet last month, alleging the company has unlawfully maintained a monopoly in search by cutting off rivals from key distribution channels. Alphabet rebutted the argument, saying it has plenty of competitors and that its services help consumers.Airbnb and Alphabet have one mutual board member, Ann Mather.Airbnb’s statements follow other travel executives who have criticized Google’s effect on the travel industry. TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer, a longtime critic of Google, told CNBC last month that he welcomes the DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit against the Alphabet search unit, saying the company uses “its dominance in internet gatekeeping at the expense of other businesses.” Expedia CEO Peter Kern also recently said, “We have no axe to grind against Google, except that we don’t think the marketplace is equitable.”Watch Now: Airbnb files for IPO Airbnb says Google’s search business has prevented the home-sharing company from reaping internet traffic, according to documents the company filed as it prepares to sell shares to the public.Airbnb allows users to book short-term rentals and experiences while traveling. Under the “Risk Factors” in Airbnb’s S-1 filing, the company said Google has favored its own products over the company’s, resulting in fewer online visitors to its website. In the last year, the Alphabet company has added more search features akin to travel websites, including for vacation rentals. “We believe that our SEO results have been adversely affected by the launch of Google Travel and Google Vacation Rental Ads, which reduce the prominence of our platform in organic search results for travel-related terms and placement on Google,” the prospectus states. Airbnb explains SEO, or search engine optimization, as the practice of tailoring content to appear more prominently in search results without paying for placement.- Advertisement – “We focus on unpaid channels such as SEO,” the prospectus states. “SEO involves developing our platform in a way that enables a search engine to rank our platform prominently for search queries for which our platform’s content may be relevant. Changes to search engine algorithms or similar actions are not within our control, and could adversely affect our search-engine rankings and traffic to our platform.”The company warns that continued problems with search rankings could force it to spend more on marketing. “To the extent that our brand and platform are listed less prominently or fail to appear in search results for any reason, we would need to increase our paid marketing spend which would increase our overall customer acquisition costs and materially adversely affect our business, results of operations, and financial condition.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Brian Chesky, chief executive officer and co-founder of Airbnb Inc., speaks during an Economic Club of New York luncheon at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, March 13, 2017.Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images – Advertisement –last_img read more

Malaysia joins resurgence of H5N1 avian flu

first_imgAug 19, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – H5N1 avian influenza has today been confirmed in a privately owned flock of chickens in northern Malaysia near the Thai border. The country joins three others, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia, in which the disease has resurfaced in recent weeks following the widespread outbreaks across Asia earlier in the year.Secretary-General Abi Musa Asa’ari Mohamed Nor of the Malaysian Health Ministry made the announcement at a press conference, according to a Xinhaunet story. The H5 virus was identified yesterday in two birds near the village of Baru Pasir Pekan, and further testing confirmed it as H5N1, the subtype that can infect humans and has caused 27 deaths in Asia this year.The Malaysian government yesterday immediately quarantined a 6-mile area around the farm and halted exports of poultry and poultry products. All of the birds in the village, reported as about 300 by Reuters, are to be killed today as a precautionary control measure, and all movement of poultry is banned in the Kelantan state where the village is located. People and birds in the area are being monitored and tested, says the story.Singapore, which abuts Malaysia to the south, has banned imports of all poultry and poultry products from its neighbor, as has Japan. Malaysia typically exports about 130,000 chickens and 2 million eggs to Singapore daily. Malaysia’s 4 million residents themselves consume 120,000 domestic chickens, 20,000 ducks, and 2 million eggs every day, according to BBC News.Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement yesterday that a small team will be going to Vietnam this weekend to work with that country’s Ministry of Health to assess the risk of recent avian flu cases there to public health. Arrangements are being made to send samples from the 3 Vietnamese patients who have died of the disease since the beginning of August to a laboratory in the WHO Global Network. There, analyses will be carried out to determine whether the H5N1 virus strain has mutated. The concern is that it could evolve to become transmissible between humans, which could cause an influenza pandemic.See also:WHO Aug 18 update on avian Influenza situation in Vietnam read more