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Trump doing what he does best, filing nuisance lawsuits right and left to cling to presidency


first_imgThey’ve got another one in Pennsylvania, apart from the suit they’ve filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, that’s just a nuisance suit to gum up the works. They wanted their observers to have “closer observation” in Philadelphia’s canvassing center than the 6 feet ordered by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. They appealed that 6 feet of distancing but were denied. They can’t try to infect the vote counters by standing closer than 6 feet to them. They have a second request at the Commonwealth Court asking “officials to segregate/preserve ballots that were already canvassed so they could check to make sure they complied with election law.” The court didn’t address that in its order. As Mark Sumner noted, the campaign made the most of that order so that their observers can continue to observe. From 6 feet away. As if that was … something.The campaign is also filing a federal suit in Nevada to stop the counting, alleging voter irregularities including dead voters and non-residents. Pressed by local reporters and by NBC’s Jacob Soboroff for any evidence at all of thousands of fraudulent ballots being cast in Nevada, former Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, who was acting as a Trump surrogate, refused to answer. They say they’ll show their evidence later in the day, when they formally file. So right now you can imagine a whole bunch of Nevada Republicans desperately trying to manufacture “evidence.”- Advertisement – Speaking of baseless suits: x Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 · 6:21:43 PM +00:00 ·Joan McCarter – Advertisement –center_img The Trump campaign has been threatening to try to halt vote counting in Michigan, to initiate a recount in Wisconsin, and even more challenges in Pennsylvania where as of Wednesday there were something like six Republican suits. As of now, there’s not a single case that has merit or that should be taken seriously coming from Trump. That is something that the U.S. Supreme Court should think about seriously if they’re really considering coming to his rescue. He’s basically being laughed out of every lower court he goes to.Meanwhile, the Biden campaign is taking it all in stride. “We’re winning the election, we’ve won the election, and we’re going to defend that election,” Bob Bauer, one of the Biden campaign’s top attorneys, told reporters Wednesday. “So we don’t have to do anything but protect the rights of voters and to stand up for the democratic process.” – Advertisement –last_img read more


Paul Merson says some of Thomas Partey’s Arsenal wages should have gone to Gunnersaurus


first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 11 Oct 2020 10:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12.2kShares The club’s iconic mascot was made redundant last week (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal legend Paul Merson has once again slammed the decision to axe Gunnersaurus and says some of new signing Thomas Partey’s salary could have been given to the mascot.The north London club made the unpopular decision to axe their giant green dinosaur mascot due to the continued absence of fans from games, though they insist his ‘extinction’ is only temporary and he will return at a later date.At the same time Gunnersaurus was let go – which came just a few months after the club made 55 redundancies – Arsenal spent £45million to sign Partey from Atletico Madrid on deadline day. Advertisement Arsenal legend Merson was furious when he heard Gunnersaurus had been axed (Picture: Getty)‘It absolutely does my head in that they’ve got rid of him just to save money. How many other clubs, ones in the lower leagues who are really struggling, have done that?‘Even if they bring him back when fans are allowed back in the stadium, it’s a disgrace. It’s not just about what he does on a matchday. Think about how much it keeps kids who can’t go happy when they get something in the post from the mascot.‘If you’re making kids happy it doesn’t matter how much you’re on a week. And let’s be honest there are plenty of higher earners at Arsenal. The people in charge don’t care about the fans. If they did, the first thing they would have said is: “We keep Jerry Quy.”’MORE: Arsene Wenger tells Mikel Arteta how to get the best out of Mesut OzilMORE: ‘It’s a very good PR stunt’ – Ray Parlour aims dig at Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil over Gunnersaurus pay gestureAdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Paul Merson says some of Thomas Partey’s Arsenal wages should have gone to Gunnersaurus Mesut Ozil has offered to pay Gunnersaurus’ salary (Picture: Getty Images)While former Gunners midfielder Merson was delighted to see the Ghanaian join, he feels his old club have made a major misstep by axing Gunnersaurus at the same time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWriting for the Daily Star, Merson said: ‘They’ve just signed Thomas Partey for £45m. If he’s on £150,000-a-week, are you telling me they couldn’t have offered £149,000 and given the rest to the dinosaur?‘The club are putting money above the fans, above the things that are important. I can’t catch my breath if I’m being honest. I don’t think the people who run the club understand the club really.’He continued: ‘Mesut Ozil has made Arsenal look absolutely stupid by offering to pay for Gunnersaurus to keep his job.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘But binning their mascot just shows how selfish and out of touch the people who run the club are these days. You cannot believe how angry I am about this. It is unbelievably shocking at the highest level.‘Arsenal used to ooze class. I don’t think the owners even know what that word means any more. Whoever made the decision to get rid of the mascot needs to take a long hard look at themselves.‘The guy in the suit, Jerry Quy. This bloke loves doing that. He was there when I played for Arsenal. He’s an institution. My kids grew up with him. They would be as interested in the dinosaur as they were in the players. Their faces would light up. Advertisementlast_img read more


Mubadala ditches Thai well


first_imgFollowing disappointing results of drilling, oil and gas company Mubadala Petroleum has abandoned the Ladawan-1 exploration well located in the G1/48 concession in the Gulf of Thailand.Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of the G1/48 concession and the Manora oil field and Tap Oil is its partner with 30% interest.According to Tap Oil’s statement on Monday, the operator has advised that drilling of the Ladawan-1 exploration well has reached total depth at approximately 2,175 m true vertical depth sub-sea (TVDSS). Further, interpretation of the logging while drilling data shows approximately 3.3 m of oil column in the primary reservoir target below a depth of 2,033 m TVDSS.This result is not viewed as commercial and the well has been plugged and abandoned, Tap Oil explained. Tap is working with the operator who continues to evaluate the results, and these will be incorporated into the partners’ understanding of the field and potential of the reservation area.Tap also said that the Ensco 115 drilling rig (formerly known as Atwood Orca) had moved off location to prepare to drill the Manora-6 prospect, in the Manora production area.last_img read more


Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program registration announced


first_imgBatesville, In. — Kindergartners enrolling in Batesville Primary School for the 2019-2020 school year have the option to participate in a Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program. Online registration begins on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 following our first parent meeting. Enrollment in the Mandarin Dual Language Immersion program is on a first come, first serve basis.  BCSC will host a parent information meeting to provide details about the immersion program. Each family is required to attend the meeting to learn about the program and requirements if they are planning to enroll their child in the Immersion Program.Information meetings will be held at the Batesville Primary School, 760 State Rd. 46 W., in the cafeteria on the following dates:Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:30Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:30Spaces will be limited to forty-eight (48) students. Students will be enrolled in the program in the order the online registration is received. All incoming DLI students are still required to attend the kindergarten registration on March 7, 2019. Once all the slots are full, the remaining students will be placed on a waiting list.For more information about the BCSC Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program click here.last_img read more


Batesville Farmers Market season begins Saturday


first_imgBatesville, In. — The Batesville Farmers Market begins the 2019 season of freshness Saturday, May 4th from 8-11 am at the corner of Boehringer and Main Streets.Highlights of the early season are:FlowersGarden plantsKaleLettuce“This summer be sure to get the best watermelon, melon, tomatoes, and sweet corn in town! They have over 100 varieties of produce to select from,” Market Master Christy Ludwig says. “Throughout the year you can always find great quality produce, honey, meat, eggs, wood crafts, jelly, baked goods, mushrooms, and so much more!”In the fall residents can expect things like apples, pumpkins, mums, and fall squash through October.This year the market has partnered with Izzy’s Restaurant featuring a farmers’ produce item of the week offering a great recipe for you to indulge on. They also have music scheduled thru the season sponsored by the Batesville Area Arts Council, essential oil classes, B.A.R.C. days and kids day. Listen to Country 103.9 WRBI radio Saturday mornings to hear exciting events about the market.If you are interested in learning more about the market or becoming a vendor please contact Christy Ludwig at 812.212.7288.last_img read more


Passionate Mackay will not quit


first_img Press Association Cardiff boss Malky Mackay says he has “too much passion and pride” to walk away from the club despite finding himself on the end of more criticism from the club’s controversial owner Vincent Tan. Tan hit out at Mackay via a statement from club chief executive Simon Lim, who said Tan was “extremely upset” that the manager had gone public with his desire to strengthen his squad in January. It is the latest setback in the relationship between Tan and Mackay, which first came to a head in October when Tan removed one of Mackay’s closest allies, the club’s head of recruitment Ian Moody. Tan’s latest outburst alluded to an alleged £15million overspend during Cardiff’s £50m summer transfer dealings – and the Malaysian tycoon added that Mackay would not be receiving “a single penny” to strengthen the squad in January. Mackay told BBC Radio Wales Sport: “I will certainly not be resigning from my post. I’ve got too much passion and pride in the job I’ve got here. “It’s a job that’s three-quarters done as far as I’m concerned in terms of making Cardiff a sustainable Premier League team. “It is my duty to make sure we continue to do that and it would be wrong of me to walk away from a job because our owner doesn’t want to give me money in January.” Mackay expressed his surprise over Tan’s reaction to comments the manager made after Saturday’s 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, in which he suggested he would like to add players in three positions in January. Mackay added: “At the weekend I was asked in an ideal world how many signings would you like in January and I responded that in an ideal world I would like cover for defence, midfield and attack – that’s all. “There’s nothing different, there’s no alarmist wording with that, and I don’t think it changes anything in terms of expectations. “There’s no change to anything on my part in terms of any transfer recruitment and obviously word has come back that there won’t be any money so that’s fine. “If that’s what we have to do it’s case of in January we crack on with the squad we’ve got. I can make recommendations but at the end of the day it’s my job to be focused and concentrate on my team winning games.” Tan’s latest outburst has once again made Mackay favourite to become the next Premier League manager to lose his job, with odds as short at 4-6 in some places, but he insists his only goal is to prepare the team for Saturday’s trip to Liverpool. Mackay added: “I’m really calm. I’ve got a game on Saturday against Liverpool and we’ve just come off the back of a great win against West Brom. “We’re going into the Christmas period and we’ve now got 17 points on the board. I know the task in hand over the next few months and my driving force and only focus is on making sure this team competes as well as we can in this league and make sure we give ourselves the best fighting chance.” last_img read more


USC men’s volleyball hopes recent success continues against 49ers


first_imgThe No. 1 USC men’s volleyball team will travel to No. 6 Long Beach State tonight in a rematch of the Trojans’ sweep over the 49ers earlier this season.The Trojans (9-1, 9-1) methodically swept Cal State Northridge on Wednesday, winning at the Matadome for the first time in nine matches. Against the Matadors, they hit .636 for the game, with senior opposite Murphy Troy, senior outside hitter Tri Bourne and junior outside hitter Tony Ciarelli all finishing with double-digit kills.Despite 16 errors at the service line, a defense intent on stopping the bread-and-butter middle attack and a flat atmosphere, the Trojans focused and executed.“I was really happy that we adapted,” said USC coach Bill Ferguson. “Since they took away the middle, we went outside and Murphy [Troy] and Tony [Ciarelli] really got better at the end of the match because of those opportunities.”Long Beach State (8-5, 7-3) boasts a considerably better record than Cal State Northridge, good for third in the conference.“They are going to be entirely better,” Ferguson said. “They had an off night last time. They also have a couple new guys that are stepping up.”Long Beach State outside hitter Brad Hemmerling recorded a career-high 16 kills in a sweep over Pepperdine on Wednesday. Prior to the Pepperdine match, he had only played in eight sets this season.The 49ers also feature one of the nation’s best middle blockers in Antwain Aguillard.“They have a big pair of middle blockers,” Troy said. “But we won’t need to do alter anything drastically.”Aguillard ranks third in the conference in blocks, one spot shy of Trojan senior middle blocker Austin Zahn.“He’s an offensive threat,” senior setter Riley McKibbin said. “But we’re not going to work around him or anything. We’ll stick to our game plan.”The Trojans have won the last five meetings against the 49ers.“The combination of the good volleyball and the good, knowledgeable crowd is really good for volleyball,” Ferguson said. “It’s gonna be a crankin’ place.”To add to an already raucous home atmosphere, Long Beach State will be honoring its 1991 championship team before Friday’s match. The Trojans happened to be the runners-up that year.“I feel like every team that plays us does this,” McKibbin said. “They always honor some team that beat USC like 20 years ago when they play us. All we’re focusing on is extending our streak and keeping our No. 1 spot.”First serve is at the Long Beach State Walter Pyramid at 7 p.m.last_img read more


Man Utd’s Radamel Falcao only fit for 20 minutes – Louis Van Gaal


first_imgRadamel Falcao is only fit enough to play for 20 minutes, according to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.The Colombian came off the bench in United’s last two matches and Van Gaal said he “was not interested” if the striker was happy with that role.Falcao, 28, is returning from a calf injury and has been pressed into action due to other injuries to the squad.Dutchman Van Gaal said: “I have selected him in spite of the fact he can only play for 20 minutes.”With captain Wayne Rooney sidelined for Tuesday night’s 2-1 win against Stoke, 19-year-old James Wilson started ahead of Falcao.Van Gaal said: “It’s match fitness [he needs]. “It would be a better contribution if he played with the second team but I cannot do that because on Tuesday we had the match against Stoke and Wayne Rooney was injured.”2014/15 league records of Man Utd’s strikersPlayerMinutes playedGoalsMinutes per goal Wayne Rooney9005180Robin Van Persie 10834270.8Radamel Falcao283 1283Falcao, who joined French club Monaco for a reported £50m in 2013 and is on loan at Old Trafford, is expected to be on the bench once again for Monday night’s game against Southampton, with Van Gaal confirming Rooney will play.Asked if the forward would be happy with a substitute’s role, Van Gaal said: “I am not interested in that. He has to follow my philosophy.”Falcao, who missed much of last season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, had a prolific goalscoring record at Atletico Madrid, FC Porto and Monaco but has netted just once in seven appearances for United.last_img read more


Nigeria 1-2 Argentina: Five things we learned


first_imgMarcos Rojo scored a brilliant late volley to send Argentina through to the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup with a dramatic victory over Nigeria in St Petersburg.Messi’s Birthday, The Missing Key?Messi’s first 2 games in the World Cup were definitely games to forget. His body language has looked rather flat at times and his desire has been questioned. However, after celebrating his 31st birthday during the week, Messi seems to have found a new spark. Against Croatia, he managed 47 touches in the entire game but against Nigeria, he accumulated 41 touches only in the first half and scored the first goal. Messi looked more confident and more like the Messi we’ve grown to see.Nigeria’s StrategyIn the first half, Nigeria was more interested in marking spaces in their defensive third. This meant that Argentina had enough space to pass the ball around and were totally dominant in the midfield. The pressing from the midfield trio of Mikel Obi, Etebo and Wilfred N’didi was not forceful enough. Messi sneaked in-behind a high defensive line and scored the first goal. Nigeria was always living on the edge and were very fortunate to go into halftime only a goal down. In the second half, Nigeria was more forceful and pressed with more energy but after the equalizing goal, Nigeria repeatedly switched between a back 5 and a back 6 and relied on counter attacks. Nigeria will rue their missed opportunities as they had several chances to go 2-1 during counter attacks. They stayed compact in the middle and forced Argentina wide.Unfortunately, it was a cross from the right flank which resulted in Nigeria’s winning goal.Argentina’s Tactical Changes Jorge Sampaoli ditched the 3 back system and opted for a 4 back. This was in response to their horrid performance against Croatia. It proved effective as Argentina played better and moved the ball faster. They appeared more comfortable with a 4 back formation and had better off the ball movements. It is of notable mention that both of Argentina’s goals were from intelligent movement to outwit the Nigerian defence. Di Maria and Ever Banega were also introduced into the starting lineup in order to add more creativity and pace to the Argentinian forward play. Argentina Has The Antidote For African TeamsArgentina has lost once in 6 games against African opposition in the world cup with their only loss coming against Cameroon during Italia 1990. Argentina has now beaten Nigeria in 3 consecutive world cups: 2010 [1-0], 2014 [3-2] and now, 2-1.Another Last Gasp  GoalAgain, an African side conceded a late goal. We have spoken about this issue countless number of times but the situation hasn’t been rectified. It is a worrying trend which leaves question marks on the levels of concentration and leadership in the African teams. —Follow the World Cup with the Multimedia Group! With live English radio commentary on Joy 99.7 FM radio, Akan radio commentary on Asempa 94.7 FM and live streaming on Myjoyonline.com, we’ve got you covered all-tournament long.last_img read more


Longtime NHL star Matt Cullen announces retirement


first_imgMatt Cullen: his story, his words.https://t.co/rsL9o4yk1j pic.twitter.com/985mgUtqpk— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 10, 2019Drafted by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the second round of the 1996 NHL Draft, Cullen would go on to play with eight different teams in 21 seasons. He’s best known for his four seasons with the Hurricanes, where he won his first Stanley Cup in 2006, and his three years with the Penguins, where he played a key role on Stanley Cup champions in 2016 and 2017.”I felt like it was only right to retire in Pittsburgh with everything that the organization had given me and done for me,” Cullen wrote. “‘m so happy I came back and finished my last year in Pittsburgh. I wouldn’t trade that last year for anything.”I remember waking up in the middle of the night many times these last few years thinking, ‘What am I doing? I’m 40 years old. I don’t think I can play another year in the NHL.’ After each time I signed the past few years I woke up in a cold sweat, not sure if I could still play. Hurricanes match Canadiens’ offer sheet to Sebastian Aho Former Predators captain Greg Johnson dies at 48 NHL players A.J. Greer, Sonny Milano arrested on assault charges, report says Matt Cullen, a member of three Stanley Cup champions, announced his retirement Wednesday.The 42-year-old center did more than just send out a tweet or hold a brief media conference to break the news — he announced it via a lengthy essay on the Penguins’ page on NHL.com, touching on everything from his childhood hockey exploits to the twilight years of his career. “I’ve been in a constant state of almost-retirement for the last few years,” Cullen wrote. “But coming into this last season, I knew that no matter what it would be the end. Even if we had won the Cup I would have been done. Playing those last few years really gave me the clarity to know this was it.”It was an emotional time, but I knew it was coming. It just felt right and I was really at peace with everything when it was over.” Related News “Honestly, if I could play forever, I would. All I know is hockey. I’ve never done anything. I never wanted to do anything else. I don’t know anything else.Cullen already has his retirement mapped out  — he plans to play plenty of hockey with his three sons.Cullen finishes his career with 731 points (266 goals and 465 assists) in 1,516 games.last_img read more