Dennis Schroder (Los Angeles Lakers) with a 2-pointer vs the Chicago Bulls, 01/23/2021
Dennis Schroder (Los Angeles Lakers) with a 2-pointer vs the Chicago Bulls, 01/23/2021
PM Modi to hold mega election rally in Kolkata, CM Mamata Banerjee to hold protest against fuel hike in Siliguri.
FD7 Ventures, a global cryptocurrency investment fund, announced today that they have invested in BitcoinBlack (12756846 Canada Inc.), acquiring 33% Class A voting common shares in the company.
The commemoration of a pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights for African Americans will honor four giants of the civil rights movement who lost their lives in 2020, including the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee will mark the 56th anniversary of Bloody Sunday — the day on March 7, 1965, that civil rights marchers were brutally beaten by law enforcement officers on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge. Lewis, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, the Rev. C.T. Vivian, and attorney Bruce Boynton are the late civil rights leaders who will be honored on Sunday.
Several officers reportedly crossed the border after refusing to carry out the military junta's orders.
A vicious, intentional knee to the head of a downed Aljamain Sterling cost Petr Yan his bantamweight title on Saturday at Apex on the main card of UFC 259.
Aljamain Sterling won the UFC bantamweight title when Petr Yan was disqualified for an illegal knee strike in the fourth round Saturday night in the first of three championship fights at UFC 259. Two-division champion Amanda Nunes also defended her featherweight belt with ease, beating Megan Anderson by submission 2:03 into the first round at the Apex gym on the UFC's corporate campus.
Shrikant Moghe was suffering from age-related ailments, his family said.
WASHINGTON — Tensions were raw ahead of midnight as Republican leader Mitch McConnell rose in the Senate for the purpose of publicly ridiculing Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over the daylong delay as Democrats argued among themselves over the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package. But 12 hours later, it was Schumer, D-N.Y., reveling in the last word, an unabashedly upbeat “help is on the way” to Americans suffering through the pandemic and lockdowns as the Senate prepared to approve the massive package without a single GOP vote. Senate passage of the sweeping relief bill Saturday puts President Joe Biden’s top priority closer to becoming law, poised to unleash billion for vaccines, $1,400 direct payments and other aid, and shows Schumer, in his first big test as majority leader, can unify the ever-so-slim Democratic majority and deliver the votes. “Lessons learned: If we have unity, we can do big things,” Schumer told The Associated Press in an interview after the vote. The outcome “gives us optimism about doing more big things in the future — because it worked,” he said. Stewardship of the massive pandemic relief package was an inaugural foray of the new power dynamics of Washington, testing Democratic control of the White House and Congress for the first time in a decade, and setting the foundation for what’s possible for Biden’s agenda. So much of Biden's success or failure depends on the Senate, where Democrats are in command of an evenly split chamber, 50-50, a majority so delicate that any one senator can upend the legislative agenda. While Vice-President Kamala Harris is able to break tie votes, Schumer has zero slack if Republicans are opposed, voting lockstep as they did Saturday against the virus aid as bloated and unnecessary. One key centrist, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., wavered over an unemployment provision, throwing the proceedings into chaos before a grueling all-night session. Biden has been telling senators privately their vote on pandemic aid will build momentum for the next priorities. An ambitious infrastructure package is emerging, part of his “Build Back Better” campaign agenda, to bring roads, broadband and green-energy projects nationwide. He and Schumer spoke often as the Senate leader steered the pandemic aid to approval. It's now headed back to the House for a final vote, as soon as Monday. While no senators appeared ready to tank Biden’s top priority, the next votes could prove more difficult. “There’s a whole series of issues that that quite a few of us were discussing,” said Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., a Biden ally eager for bipartisanship, who spoke to the president a few minutes after the vote. “This was a reminder yesterday that, in a 50-50 Senate, if any one member changes their mind on an amendment, or vote or an issue, it can change the outcome," Coons said. Voting rights, immigration law changes and other bills will be subject to filibuster rules that require 60 votes for passage, rather than 51, a potentially impossible hurdle in the face of Republican opposition that is stoking calls to change the process to ensure Biden’s priorities don’t flame out. “We’re going to have to have discussions about that,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., a member of leadership. But that tough topic was for another day. On Saturday, Democrats elbow-bumped and cheered in the chamber — Stabenow said some were almost in tears -- as they ushered the massive aid package they had promised voters to approval. With 10 million jobs lost and countless schools and businesses shuttered, it includes $300 a week in extra unemployment benefits, money school reopenings, eviction protections and small business assistance. “Only 45 days after Joe Biden became president of the United States, to be able to do something so big, and so significant, that fundamentally is the glue for us,” she said. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said it was the “best day” he’d ever had in the Senate. That biting speech from McConnell, R-Ky., poking at Democrats' temporary disarray? Brown dismissed it as cynical and unsubstantial. “So what,” Brown said. “Nobody cares about that. What they care about is, did we deliver on unemployment? Did we deliver on vaccines? Did we deliver on pensions? We cut the rate of child poverty in half. Think about that.” McConnell led Republicans to put up a blockade of opposition, reviving a strategy used the last time Democrats held the sweep of power, when Barack Obama was president, against the 2009 financial crisis rescue package. After Donald Trump won the White House, McConnell and Republicans controlling Congress with only a slightly thicker Senate margin used similar procedural tools to pass the $2 trillion GOP tax cuts on a party-line vote in 2017. Their effort to repeal and replace the health care law known as “Obamacare” fizzled when Sen. John McCain and two other Republicans voted with Democrats, and McConnell was unable to hold his party together. From his stately office off the Senate floor, with the lived-in feel of the rumpled New Yorker, Schumer pulled out his not-so-secret weapon, the flat flip-phone, which he uses for his constant calls keeping in touch with senators on their votes. "Every member of our caucus, from Bernie Sanders to Joe Manchin, realize that we had to pull together, that if we failed, we’d all be hurt,” Schumer said, referring to the liberal-most senator from Vermont and the centrist from West Virginia. As Manchin hesitated, Schumer called him, as did other senators, and even Biden. But Manchin also had time — hours dragged on — to make up his mind. “He listens to everybody and then he puts it together,” Brown said of Schumer. “He’s good at it.” When the votes were being tallied Saturday, Schumer spotted the two new senators from Georgia, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, and pointed at them. They had stunned the political world by defeating two Republican incumbents in special elections in January that delivered Democrats the majority. “The people of Georgia deserve a great deal of credit for what happened here today,” Warnock said afterward. “Had they not stood up in such a powerful way, in this historic election that sent Jon Ossoff and myself to the Senate, we simply would not be here.” Schumer urged the presiding officer to announce the vote, 50-49. One Republican senator was absent for a family matter. Harris was not needed to break the tie. Schumer turned to his senators and said, “We are a great team.” Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press
En 1936, l’avocat Raoul Fafard (1891-1964) accède à la mairie du village de Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane. Dernier maire du village, il sera un fervent propagandiste de son érection au statut de ville en 1937, car on avait atteint les 5 000 habitants. Il sera le premier maire de la Ville et ce, jusqu’au 1er février 1939. Éphémérides 7 marsAu service de ses concitoyens Battu par 40 voix ensuite par l’ingénieur forestier J.-Alfred Rouleau, il sera à nouveau élu maire de 1941 à 1948. Me Raoul Fafard aura consacré une dizaine d’années au service de ses concitoyens en tant que maire. Il avait élu conseiller du village de Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane en 1924. Il a notamment reçu plusieurs médailles de la royauté britannique, dont une des mains de la reine elle-même. Natif de Lévis, il s’est installé à Matane en 1920. Il est décédé à l’âge de 73 ans. En 1869, baptême à Sainte-Félicité de François-Xavier Ross, né à Grosses-Roches, futur Mgr évêque du diocèse de Gaspé. En 1910, repavage sud du pont en bois. En 1921, règlement # 78 de relèvement des licences de commerces qui se situent entre 15 $ et 75 $. En 1930, le journal Le Gaspésien absorbe La Voix de Gaspé. En 1932, refus de la Compagnie de Pouvoir du Bas-Saint-Laurent d’accéder à la demande du Conseil pour baisser le tarif d’électricité. En 1947, versement d’une contribution de 30 000 $ de scierie Price Brothers pour la construction du mur de soutènement de la rue Édouard VIII, future avenue Desjardins, en amont de l’écluse du centre-ville. – Engagement de Charles-Eugène Rioux comme constable. – Règlement # 205 d’hygiène et salubrité publique. – Règlement # 207 pour contrôler la vente de publications extérieures à la ville en raison des « mouvements subversifs tels que le communisme et les témoins de Jéhovah ». En 1949, fondation du Cercle Lacordaire aux Boules. En 1955, autorisation d’incorporation de la Société St-Jean-Baptiste de Matane. En 1960, éclairage par la ville de la carte de la Gaspésie installée au phare de Matane. En 1964, rencontre organisée par le Bureau d’aménagement de l’Est du Québec (BAEQ) visant à former des animateurs locaux dont la tâche est de faire participer la population à la réalisation du futur plan d’aménagement du territoire. En 1968, la Ville et le Club Richelieu sont très honorés de recevoir un ex-Matanais, président général de la Société Richelieu Internationale, le Richelieu Gontran Rouleau et son épouse. En 2003, après avoir renoncé à briguer le poste de député pour un troisième mandat, Matthias Rioux est nommé membre de la Commission municipale du Québec. En 2011, le maire de Saint-René, Sylvain Audit, remet sa démission en raison du climat de tension qui règne au sein de l’administration. La municipalité est placée sous la tutelle de la Commission municipale du Québec. Romain Pelletier, Initiative de journalisme local, Monmatane.com
Whether it wins or loses in Sunday's championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, No. 20 Loyola Chicago has the resume and metrics to get a bid to the NCAA Tournament. On the other hand, Drake's candidacy, which in normal circumstances wouldn't even be a question after it improved to 25-3 with a 71-69 win in Saturday's second semifinal against Missouri State, could hinge on the result. Depending on which bracketologist one believes, the second-seeded Bulldogs are either safely in or squarely on the bubble.
Gorman, the nation’s youngest inaugural poet, lives in Los Angeles but did not specify where the encounter occurred.
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When the star-studded Team LeBron face the equally star-studded Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star showdown, the game will not be broadcast live on Indian television.
Dolce&Gabbana is seeking damages from Diet Prada founders who reposted anti-Asian comments attributed to one of the designers that led to a boycott by Asian consumers.
Depleted by a series of injuries to key players, Leicester have looked fatigued in recent weeks and fell behind after 10 minutes when Adam Lallana swept home his first Brighton goal.
The time has finally come for audiences to hear Meghan and Harry describe the backstory and effects of their tumultuous split from royal life. Sunday night’s airing of a two-hour special hosted by Oprah Winfrey will provide the first, and unprecedented, peek into the couple’s departure from royal duties and the strains it has placed on them. The show, which includes Winfrey’s interviews with Meghan and Harry, will air first in the United States — Meghan’s home country — at 8 p.m. Eastern.
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This article on knees and kicks to a downed opponent was originally published in September of 2013, but is rather relevant to current times as Petr Yan lost his bantamweight championship at UFC 259 after illegally and intentionally kneeing Aljamain Sterling. How athletic commissions interpret the rule about knees and kicks to a downed fighter and how referees enforce the rule has changed. UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and former Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission Marc Ratner appeared on a recent edition of UFC Tonight on Wednesday and explained the new interpretation of what is a foul and what isn’t in regards to kneeing and kicking a “downed” fighter. The Unified Rules of mixed martial arts describes a “downed” fighter as a fighter who has more than just the soles of their feet on the ground. The Association of Boxing Commissions website defines a downed fighter as, “A grounded opponent is any fighter who has more than just the soles of their feet on the ground. (i.e. could have one shin or one finger down to be considered a downed fighter) If the referee determines that a fighter would be a grounded fighter, but is not solely because the ring ropes or cage fence has held fighter from the ground, the referee can instruct the combatants that he is treating the fighter held up solely by the cage or ropes as a grounded fighter.” The wording of the rule and the rule’s intent has not changed, but the way the rule is interpreted and enforced has. “The rule is really the same,” said Ratner. “The interpretation that we’ve come up with, with the Association of Boxing Commissions, which should be called the Association of Combat Commissions – they should change that – but the spirit of the rule has been violated by a lot of fighters. “Obviously if you’re downed and you have a hand on the deck, and you have three points there and you get kicked or kneed, that’s a foul,” he said. “But we have fighters now who are putting their hand down, bringing it up, putting it back down again. “I call it, if you’re talking basketball, trying to draw the foul. They’re hoping that the referee will see it and call a foul and maybe disqualify the other guy,” added Ratner. “So we’re telling the referees before the fights, go into the dressing rooms and say, ‘look, if you do this you’re doing it at your own peril and in my judgment as a referee, if you’re doing it, I’m going to call it legal.’” It is now up to the referee’s discretion whether or not a kick or knee to a “downed” fighter is illegal. “It’s a judgment call,” said Ratner. Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.
"Let kids be kids," says bill co-sponsor Evan Low.