Pennsylvania Republicans take extreme measures to keep Pennsylvania’s votes from counting
So, you know what to do. Get out the vote. Humiliate Donald Trump. Win the Senate. And protect your vote, especially if you’re in a battleground state. As planned, the Republicans have been fighting in the courts, losing at the Supreme Court which ruled that mailed-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Friday can still be counted. Trump has been raising hell about that, including coming damned close to inciting violence, tweeting last night that the decision “is a VERY dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws. It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!” That earned a flag from Twitter, warning that its contents “might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”The 5-3 Supreme Court decision had the three conservative dissenters—Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch—flirting with taking the case back up after Election Day when Republicans are expected to bring suit again should Trump need to fuck with Pennsylvania to keep his electoral hopes alive. That led the state to order mail ballots postmarked on Election Day that arrive after Tuesday to be segregated, in case the Supreme Court rules they have to be invalidated.- Advertisement – “They did a very bad thing for this state. They did a very bad thing for this nation,” Trump said Monday in a rally outside Scranton. “You have to have a date. You can’t extend dates. The danger that could be caused by that extension, and especially when you know what goes on in Philadelphia, and it’s been going on for years.” He vowed “We’re going to go in the night of—as soon as the election is over—we’re going in with our lawyers.” The Republican Commissioner of Lancaster County is playing along, saying he will refuse to count mail-in ballots that arrive after Election Day until there’s a Supreme Court ruling.Pennsylvania Republicans also brought suit in federal court Tuesday morning, against Montgomery County officials who they allege started counting before Tuesday. The county is suburban Philadelphia and largely Democratic. They allege that in the process of contacting people with flawed returned ballots—no signature, no secrecy envelope—to allow them to correct their ballots, they were counting ballots. Kelly Cofrancisco, a spokeswoman for Montgomery County, said its process is “sound and permissible under the Election Code.” A hearing is expected to be held later Tuesday.Expect a lot more Pennsylvania shenanigans from team Trump before the day, the week, the month is out. That is unless all the other states step in to make it moot, Trump loses, and everyone in Pennsylvania has their vote counted.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
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One Championship could return to ring next month: CEO
He said the job cuts in “non-essential” areas were necessary to insulate the company against an expected economic downturn, despite the $70 million cash injection.”Extraordinary times require very unusual prudence to protect the company and the longevity of many years to come,” Chatri said.”Our operating assumption is that the global economy will continue to suffer over the next 24 months, and potentially enter the worst global recession in history,” he added. “And so we want to be prepared, under all scenarios, with a lean organization with a big war chest.” With coronavirus laying waste to professional sports worldwide, One’s last event was in Singapore in late February, and it had to cancel a series of events in April and May.”Of course, this environment has made it trickier to operate but I’m always an optimist, and I believe that where there’s a will, there’s a way,” Chatri said by phone from Singapore.”We are looking at next month already. Nothing has been announced formally, but I can tell you that we are working very hard to come back,” he added.Chatri did not disclose the size of One’s now-reduced global workforce, but the company’s LinkedIn profile put the headcount at between 201-500 employees. Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, One Championship, could resume putting on fights as early as next month, its CEO told AFP on Monday, as he warned of rocky operating conditions ahead after the coronavirus.Chatri Sityodtong was speaking as the Singapore-based company slashed 20 percent of its workforce but also announced a $70 million funding boost from institutional investors.He said One, which promotes cards across Asia in mixed martial arts, Muay Thai and kickboxing, was planning fight nights next month in China, Thailand and Singapore, depending on lockdown measures. ‘Big vote of confidence’ Chatri said the extra funding had come from existing backers as well as a new institutional investor — a “$20 billion fund” from the United States whose identity will be revealed in the coming weeks.The cash boost brings One’s total capital to $346 million and helps “future-proof” the organization, Chatri said.”I’m very grateful for this big vote of confidence, you know, in the middle of the worst global economic crisis in 100 years,” he said.”I’m just very, very excited and inspired to return back with live events this summer, and start doing what we always do.”Chatri said One was “in talks with every major Asian government to bring back our events online”. One Hero fights, feeder events for the main championship, will also be held in Shanghai on June 20 and 21, he said.The US-based Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 10 became one of the first sports to restart post-coronavirus.UFC has so far successfully put on six shows in tightly controlled environments under COVID-19 testing protocols in Jacksonville, Florida, and Las Vegas.One Championship also has eSports and reality TV interests, Chatri said, as well as its “crown jewel” of stadium fights. Topics :
Fred explains why he’s failed to play well for Man Utd since joining in the summer
Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Mar 2019 3:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Fred, 26, joined the club in the summer from Shakhtar Donetsk (Picture: Getty)‘PSG knew that whatever happened in the first game, that we are still Manchester United.‘We have injuries but we are Manchester United. That is our name. Everybody knows us around the world. It was great that we got the win in a place like this.Fred also admitted he’s struggled to adapt to life at United due to his lack of game time.The 26-year-old is hoping more minutes in the pitch can help to improve his football even further.‘It’s been a hard few months,’ he added. ‘I have not been playing. There has been a lot of things going on in my mind.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‘Ole has helped me a lot. He had a lot of chats with me. [Michael Carrick] also speaks to me a lot. That brings me calm that things will turn around for me.‘They trust me and I feel that trust. And they were right to trust me because I showed tonight [on Wednesday] that I can play against one of the best teams in the world and play well.‘I’m very, very happy. My confidence is getting better.’United’s next game is against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.MORE: Martial hands United injury boost ahead of Arsenal clashWill United finish in the top four?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisement Advertisement Fred explains why he’s failed to play well for Man Utd since joining in the summer Fred played an important part in United’s win over PSG (Picture: Getty)Fred believes a lack of consistent game time has restricted his ability to perform to his usual level, suggesting he’s been low on confidence in recent months.The Red Devils pulled off a shock 3-1 win over PSG in the Champions League to advance to the last eight of the competition on Wednesday night.Fred started the game for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, which was just his 18th appearance of the season so far despite a £52 million signing in the summer.He’s endured a turbulent start to his career at the Manchester club, with repeated struggles to break into the team under Jose Mourinho and Solskjaer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, he performed well in Paris against the Ligue 1 club, and he noted the match as his most enjoyable game so far for the club.‘This was my best moment since I moved to Manchester United,’ Fred told ESPN. ‘I felt had a great game. It’s a long time since I played like this: two games in a row. I’m very happy. I want to continue to play like this, to play games.‘I wasn’t surprised that we won. All the team played well. I played well. We knew it was going to be hard, but we are Manchester United.
DSME to Build Submarine Rescue Vessel for ROK Navy
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) said it has secured a contract to design and construct a submarine rescue vessel for the Republic of Korea Navy.The contract is valued at approximately 444 billion Korean won ($395 million).The new submarine rescue vessel will be equipped with the latest diving system capable of diving up to 300 meters and a new deep sea diving rescue (DSRV) capable of rescuing the crew of the distressing submarine up to 500 meters.The remotely operated vehicle to be installed on the vessel will be able to operate at depths of 1,000 meters.DSME said it will complete the vessel by the end of 2022 and deliver it to the ROK Navy.
MRE to power SeaMade
Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa to provide temporary power provision during the turbine commissioning phase at the SeaMade offshore wind farm. Over the coming months, Rotra Vente and its sister vessel Rotra Mare will ship all components for the turbines, including the nacelles, tower parts, and blades, from various sites to the REBO site in Oostende. The installation of the turbines is expected to start mid-June and the wind farm is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. “Following several successful European temporary power provision projects over the recent past, we are looking forward to once again working with Siemens Gamesa; it’s a combination that works,” MRE Business Director Toby Mead said. The turbine components for the project started arriving at the Port of Oostende in March. Located some 50 kilometres off the Belgian North Sea coast, the 487 MW SeaMade wind farm will comprise 58 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines.
Thousands in Durban rally against Xenophobia
South Africans unite against Xenophobia attacks Related Several thousand South Africans took to the streets of Durban to march against xenophobia and for peace. They condemned the recent violence against foreign nationals. But an anti-immigrant group tried to disrupt the march and clashed with police. CCTV’s Angelo Coppola reports S. Africa: Thousands in Johannesburg March Against Xenophobia ZIMU Mobilises SA Artistes Against Xenophobia
Kyrgios offers food to hungry people during lockdown
Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios has offered to deliver food to people finding themselves hungry during the coronavirus lockdown, his latest charitable effort after spearheading sporting donations to help Australia’s bushfire crisis. People queueing for welfare payments around the country have been likened to scenes from the Great Depression, as all non-essential business and travel are banned to contain the virus.In January, Kyrgios led a bushfire relief campaign which raised millions of dollars.The 24-year-old contributed Aus$200 (US$125) for every ace he hit across his home tennis summer, which ran until the end of the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open.Players and Australian Open organisers also contributed to relief for the deadly fires, but it was Kyrgios who was seen as driving sport’s fundraising efforts, gaining him new respect.Kyrgios cited the crisis for changing his outlook on life in the wake of being handed a 16-week suspended ban in September 2019 for a series of outbursts.“I guess it’s just a perspective thing, isn’t it?” he said. “Why am I really getting mad on the tennis court with everything going on?”Big-hearted gesture: Nick Kyrgios has offered to share food with anyone going hungryRead Also: Adam Silver says no NBA decisions likely until MaySince then, the year’s next two Grand Slams have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic with the French Open postponed and Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War II.There will be no professional tennis anywhere in the world until at least July 13 after the governing bodies ITF, ATP and WTA suspended all tournaments with coronavirus causing an almost complete shutdown of the global sporting calendar.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Canberra-based Kyrgios, infamously outspoken and known for his fiery on-court antics, said he would personally drop food on doorsteps after COVID-19 restrictions closed down entire industries, forcing huge numbers of people out of work across Australia.“Please don’t go to sleep with an empty stomach,” Kyrgios, the world number 40, posted on Instagram late Monday.“Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to send me a private message. I will be more than happy to share whatever I have.“Even just for a box of noodles, a loaf of bread or milk. I will drop it off at your doorstep, no questions asked!” he said in a post which has already attracted more than 90,000 likes. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Will 7 Largest Wet Markets In The World Survive After Pandemic?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs
Bacolod seeks more quarantine facilities
BACOLOD City – The local government unit here seeks to strike an agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to construct more quarantine facilities for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. It will also come with a nurses’ station, a utility room, and quarters for medical personnel on duty. Each facility will be a one-story container van-type of structure with 16 isolation rooms, each with its own comfort room. “[I’m] grateful to DPWH regional director Lea Delfinado for working out this assistance to the city and with the endorsement of Cong. Greg Gasataya,” Leonardia said. Leonardia intends to present the MOA soon before the Sangguniang Panlungsod. According to Mayor Evelio Leonardia, the city government is drafting a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with DPWH for the establishment of two of quarantine facilities worth P25 million, or P12.5 million each. Once approved, construction can start in August. DPWH targets completion in only two months considering that it will be using pre-fabricated components./PN These facilities, Leonardia said, will supplement the bed capacity for indigent COVID-19 patients who do not need hospital care. Thus, hospitals will have more room to accommodate the critically-ill patients, he added.
Hammers time for Nene?
Former Paris St Germain forward Nene is undergoing a medical ahead of a potential move to West Ham, Press Association Sport understands. The 33-year-old Brazilian is available on a free transfer after leaving Qatar outfit Al-Gharafa in January and would be a welcome addition to Sam Allardyce’s squad following a knee injury to club-record signing Andy Carroll. The Hammers confirmed on Friday that Carroll will miss the remainder of the season as he is set to have surgery on a knee ligament injury suffered in a goalless draw at Southampton last week. Allardyce has Carlton Cole and summer signings Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho as his options in attack at the moment but co-chairman David Sullivan confirmed that West Ham were scouring the globe in search of free agents who they could sign outside of the transfer window. Nene fits that bill and would bring a proven track record of scoring goals, both in Spain and France, where his 21 goals in 35 Ligue 1 games for PSG saw him finish joint-top goalscorer in 2011-12 along with Olivier Giroud – then of Montpellier. Fitness may be an issue as West Ham would want someone who will be available sooner rather than later but, having only ended his spell in the Middle East last month, Nene should not require too much time to get up to speed. Press Association