Twitter, Facebook Flag Trump Post on Pennsylvania Mail-in Ballots as ‘Misleading’

first_imgTwitter and Facebook on Monday labelled as “misleading” an election eve post by US President Donald Trump claiming mail-in ballots in the key state of Pennsylvania would lead to “rampant” fraud and street violence.The US Supreme Court dealt Trump’s reelection campaign a blow last week when it ruled to allow mail-in ballots in the swing state to be counted up to three days after the actual election night on November 3.- Advertisement – The Republican leader has been vocal about his opposition to mail-in ballots, often claiming without evidence that the process will be rigged against him.“The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire system of laws,” Trump said in a post on both Twitter and Facebook.“It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!” Twitter in recent months has marked a number of Trump tweets as “misleading” or “glorifying violence,” including a post on anti-racism unrest in Minneapolis in May.Twitter has also appended fact-checks to two of the president’s previous tweets on mail-in voting, sparking a furious reaction from Trump and his right-wing surrogates who accuse social media firms of bias against conservatives.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2020- Advertisement – Twitter marked the post with a content warning that said: “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”Users were required to click through the warning message to see the tweet. Twitter had also added a link to the bottom of Trump’s post where people could “learn how voting by mail is safe and secure.”Facebook also added a label to Trump’s post, which said, “Both voting by mail and voting in person have a long history of trustworthiness in the US. Voter fraud is extremely rare across voting methods.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Messages for sick Trump split between ‘get well’ and ‘told you so’

first_imgGet well messages for US President Donald Trump poured in from foreign capitals on Friday after he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus, but some had little sympathy for a leader whose response to the pandemic has been widely criticized.Trump, who might be voted out of office on Nov. 3, denies accusations that he downplayed the severity of the outbreak as the world’s most powerful nation also became the worst hit, accounting for around 20% of a global death toll that crossed a million this week.Most diplomatic responses to news that Trump, 74, and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19 observed the niceties, while governments everywhere assessed how it might impact the outcome of next month’s US election. “President Trump and the first lady have paid the price for his gamble to play down the COVID-19,” tweeted Hu Xijin, editor in chief of China’s Global Times newspaper.”The news shows the severity of the US’s pandemic situation. It will impose a negative impact on the image of Trump and the US, and may also negatively affect his reelection.”Barely two weeks ago, Trump had told the U.N. General Assembly that China, where the virus first emerged late last year, should be held accountable for unleashing “this plague on the world”.But it was just two days ago, during the acrimonious presidential debate that Democratic rival Joe Biden excoriated Trump for his handling of the crisis at home.Having assured Americans in January that threat looming threat of the disease spreading out of China was “totally under control, and told them in February, that the virus would disappear one day “like a miracle”, Trump tested their credulity in April by suggesting the possibility that disinfectant could be injected to clean out the virus.The China Daily, the country’s official English language newspaper, piled on:”Since it emerged earlier this year, Trump, the White House and his campaign have played down the threat and refused to abide by basic public health guidelines — including those issued by his own administration — such as wearing masks in public and practicing social distancing. Instead, Trump has continued to hold campaign rallies that draw thousands of supporters. The virus has killed more than 200,000 Americans and infected more than 7 million nationwide.”Warmth and concern for Trump was more plentiful in Israel and Taiwan, two governments that treasure their friendship with the United States.”Like millions of Israelis, Sara and I are thinking of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and wish our friends a full and speedy recovery,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted, referring to his wife.”The government & people of Taiwan stand with the US at this testing time,” Taiwan’s foreign ministry said in a statement. “COVID-19 is a battle we all continue to fight. Everyday. No matter where we live,” European Council President Charles Michel said in a tweet, wishing America’s First Couple a speedy recovery.But disappointed by Washington’s leadership during the global health crisis, some messages were laced with stinging barbs.”This demonstrates that the virus spares no one, including those who have shown skepticism. I wish him a swift recovery,” said Gabriel Attal, spokesman for the French government.If one of the United States most important NATO allies sounded somewhat terse, there was no hiding the bitter satisfaction evident in China’s state-controlled media following news that their country’s chief antagonist had joined the COVID sick list.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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South East QLD’s top suburbs buyers are flocking to

first_img44 Yarrayne Valley Drive, Upper Coomera, will go to auction on September 22. Picture: realestate.com.auIn Upper Coomera a house at 44 Yarrayne Valley Drive is also listed for auction on September 22.The five-bedroom house is on 1.39ha and is surrounded by the hinterland forest. The kitchen has a butler’s pantry and leads out to a covered entertainment and pool area. The main bedroom has a private living space.On the lower level of the house is an open-plan dining and lounge area with ducted airconditioning and a media room.It is listed through Gary Bartsch and Saskia Bartsch of Raine & Horne Upper Coomera. 64 Lesley Avenue, Caboolture, is on the market for offers over $505,000. Picture: realestate.com.auIn Caboolture, a four-bedroom family home at 64 Lesley Ave is listed for offers of more than $505,000. The home is in a cul-de-sac and has landscaped gardens. The main bedroom has an ensuite and a walk-in wardrobe.There is a formal lounge and dining area with a fireplace and the kitchen has a five-burner gas stove.It has three split-system airconditioners and fans throughout the house. There is also a swimming pool.It is listed through Narelle Cordaro of All Around Realty — Caboolture South. Stay up to date with real estate news with The Courier-Mail’s free email updates A four-bedroom house at 21 Pertaka St, Buderim is scheduled for auction on September 22. Picture: realestate.com.auTHESE are the suburbs where everyone wants to buy a house — the ones in South East Queensland that have chalked up the highest number of sales in the past 12 months.According to the latest figures from CoreLogic, Buderim is tops within Queensland for house sales, with 570 changing hands in the past 12 months.This was followed by Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast which recorded 499 houses sales, Caboolture with 498 sales and North Lakes with 439 sales.Also achieving more than 400 sales in the past 12 months was Morayfield on 426, Narangba 414 and Kallangur 411.center_img 21 Pertaka Street, Buderim, has an elegant lounge area. Picture: realestate.com.au Mixed bag of homes to go under hammer Best place to be a renter in Australia How long to save a home deposit? At Buderim, a four-bedroom house at 21 Pertaka St is scheduled for auction on September 22. The home has an elegant formal lounge area with high ceilings and a fireplace. The main bedroom has ocean views and there is a walk-through wardrobe and an ensuite. Timber flooring is a feature of the home, which is listed through Lou Cooper and Ambre Perry of McGrath — Buderim.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agolast_img read more

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NZ euthanasia campaigner wants euthanasia for children

first_img3 News 17 Feb 2014The champion of euthanasia in New Zealand says Belgium’s bold move of euthanising children is already happening here. Lesley Martin says the only difference here is it’s happening covertly, and without official sanction. But she’s keen to see us follow the country that’s now gone the furthest of any when it comes to giving children the right to die. Professor Michel Ghins (anti-euthanasia Belgium) agrees, but believes those rights are to life. He says the Belgian law should sound as a warning to other countries tempted to legalise adult euthanasia. “Once the step has been made it’s very difficult to prevent all kinds of extensions to take place.” New Zealand parliament has debated euthanasia twice and refused to take the first step.The palliative care council is also opposed, it says treatment to relieve symptoms can have an unintended consequence of hastening death, but this is not euthanasia.http://www.3news.co.nz/Calls-for-NZ-to-follow-Belgiums-euthanasia-lead/tabid/423/articleID/332295/Default.aspx ALSO: Lifesite News reports…Lesley Martin’s assertion has been contested by Dr. David Richmond, emeritus professor of geriatric medicine and spokesperson for Euthanasia-Free NZ.  He believes that the Australia and New Zealand Society for Palliative Care “would strenuously deny that terminally ill children are deliberately overdosed with medication so as to bring about their early death.” Martin’s allegation, he says, is a deliberate attempt at “trying to convince the New Zealand public that there is already widespread use of euthanasia in New Zealand,” in order “to soften them up for the re-introduction of the End of Life Choice Bill or its successor.”http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/euthanasia-campaigner-calls-for-new-zealand-to-follow-belgiums-lead-on-chil?utmlast_img read more

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Random online match helps man lose nearly 400 pounds

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Random online match helps man lose nearly 400 pounds by: – April 29, 2014 Share Tweet Share 201 Views   no discussionscenter_img Brian Flemming before weight loss journey(CNN) — Inspiration can come from unlikely places. Brian Flemming found the will to change his life in a drawing game.Flemming was addicted to alcohol, severely morbidly obese and full of self-pity when he met Jackie Eastham through a random match on Draw Something, the Pictionary-like mobile game. It was the spring of 2012. Most nights Flemming drank around a fifth vodka mixed with a liter of soda while he zoned out in front of the TV.The last time he had been weighed, on a special scale at the hospital, he was 625 pounds.Eastham lived in England and was 20 years Flemming’s senior. At first, the players shared casual banter between rounds. Their friendship eventually moved to Facebook, where they began to confide in each other.Flemming was at a low point. Besides being an alcoholic and morbidly obese, he was pre-diabetic and had a recurring cellulitis infection.Brian Flemming weighed over 600 pounds in 2011. He was heavy as a kid, and remembers his eighth grade gym teacher telling him to stop drinking soda and go for a walk every day. “I obviously didn’t listen,” Flemming said.Eastham was the first person he was totally honest with — no one in his life knew about the drinking. He expected sympathy.But she wasn’t having it.“She said there were people struggling for their lives and then there’s you — you have all these opportunities and you’re throwing it all away,” said Flemming, 32, now a business relations representative and part-time music teacher in Canton, Michigan.It was personal for Eastham, who lives with myotonic dystrophy, an inherited type of muscular dystrophy that causes progressive muscle weakness and can affect various systems and organs. Her symptoms have been relatively mild so far, but she never takes her health for granted.“I just thought bloody hell, you’re a guy who’s 30 … and you’re wasting your life,” she said, remembering how she felt as the recipient of his drunken, maudlin messages. “My future is a lot gloomier. I’m trying to make the brightest future I can, and … you’re dragging yourself down.”What a difference a year can make. By November 2013, Flemming was down more than 300 pounds.It was the wake-up call Flemming needed. He’d show her he could change. That day — October 13, 2012 — he vowed to quit drinking cold turkey.That was the first step toward what would become a remarkable transformation. Less than two years later, Flemming has lost more than 380 pounds from his 6 foot 2 frame. He went from a size 60 waist to a size 38.The days after he gave up alcohol were grueling, he said. He had cold sweats, shaky hands and couldn’t sleep. He kept busy to distract himself and found comfort in daily chats with Eastham.They progressed from Facebook to Skype video chats, where Eastham said she was initially shocked by his size.The weight began to fall off. Without the extra calories from alcohol, Flemming lost 100 pounds in a couple months. That was motivation enough to make other changes. He had been consuming upwards of 7,000 calories a day, according to an app he used to record his meals. He stopped eating fast food and cut out sugar and red meat.Now, a typical day for Flemming starts with a few ounces of low or no-sodium turkey breast, a serving of dry cereal, a bowl of non-fat Greek yogurt with artificial sweetener and a glass of low-sodium vegetable juice.Flemming went from a size 60 waist to a size 38. He still has about 30 pounds of excess skin around his waist and is trying to save money for the surgery to have it removed.For lunch and dinner, he often eats chicken and vegetables with rice. And every Friday night, he treats himself to a scoop of ice cream. Now that he’s doing more exercise, he’s not as strict about his diet.Adding in physical activity was a gradual process. Flemming says he began by walking in place in his parents’ basement for five minutes a day every morning, adding minutes as he felt ready. When he was finally comfortable to exercise outside, he only went when it was dark and the neighbors couldn’t see him. Eastham kept him company on Skype sometimes while he walked.“She was a huge motivation. She’d try to push me to walk a little further each time,” he said.In July 2013, he walked his first half-marathon. Shortly after that he took up cycling, and then running, completing his third 5-kilometer run on his birthday a few weeks ago. Flemming met Jackie Eastham in person for the first time this past December. They first connected while playing the mobile game Draw Something in 2012, and he credits her with helping to change his life. He lives in Michigan, she’s in England. “He was taller, slimmer and much more handsome than I had expected him to be,” said Eastham, who already considered him a close friend.He used running and calorie tracker apps to stay accountable and started seeing a psychotherapist to manage his depression and make sure he was approaching his weight loss in a healthy way.Eastham said she encouraged it, not wanting him to be dependent on their friendship to stay sober and motivated.Flemming is now down to 234 pounds, with about 30 pounds of excess skin around his waist. He’s trying to save the money for surgery to have it removed.This past December, he went to Europe and finally met Eastham in person, where he was able to climb the Eiffel Tower after barely being able to walk up a flight of stairs less than two years earlier. They continue to talk every day — and are still playing Draw Something.Flemming now hopes to go back to school to become a therapist specializing in weight loss, depression and anxiety.“Jackie is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I feel that she saved my life, even though she would never take credit,” Flemming wrote in a blog post.“Brian is so inspiring,” Eastham said. “I hope he gets what he wants out of life.” Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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Miha: ‘Offside rule must change’

first_imgBologna coach, Sinisa Mihajlovic, has called for a change in the offside rules, claiming you can’t ‘rule out a goal for a nose or a shoulder’. Ahead of the match against Milan on Saturday, the Rossoblu coach pointed out the need to address the offside rules, despite accepting that ‘we must adapt’ to VAR. “I think me need more tolerance because that’s how the show goes. Ruling out a goal because you have a nose or a shoulder offside seems too much, even if the rules are clear,” Mihajlovic told the reporters at a press conference.Advertisement Loading… read also:Kessie inspires Milan comeback as Napoli held at Bologna “In my opinion, it must change. You must have a margin beyond that before it becomes offside. But one good thing about VAR is offside. “It is signalled even for a millimeter. It has often happened to us, both for and against. We must adapt but I hope something will change in the future.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Biggest Cities In The World So Far5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Most Beautiful Modern Chinese Actresses2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

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Januzaj shortlisted for BBC award

first_img The 18-year-old will be hoping to emulate team-mate Wayne Rooney, who won the award in 2002, but his presence is something of a surprise given that he has only played a handful of games for the United first team. Januzaj was born in Belgium but has yet to choose which country to represent internationally – he is currently ineligible for England. Although not British, he is eligible for the BBC award as he is resident in and plays in the UK and his main achievements were in this country and not for a national team. Januzaj is up against athletes Dina Asher-Smith and Jess Judd, golfer Charley Hull, shooting’s Amber Hill, swimmer James Guy, paralympic swimmer Amy Marren, weightlifter Rebekah Tiler, wheelchair racer Isaac Towers and canoe slalom’s Kimberley Woods. Press Associationcenter_img Ten contenders have been shortlisted for the BBC young sports personality of the year 2013 – including Manchester United’s teenager midfielder Adnan Januzaj.last_img read more

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Toffees come unstuck

first_img The result, Everton’s first home loss since Boxing Day and only their second all season, brought their seven-match top-flight winning streak to an end. Palace’s own run of victories, meanwhile, extended to four games as they moved up to 11th, on to 40 points – the total widely regarded as a guarantee of safety – and 10 points clear of the relegation zone, with four more fixtures left. Tony Pulis’ men deservedly went in at half-time with a 1-0 lead thanks to Jason Puncheon’s strike from Marouane Chamakh’s assist in the 23rd minute – his fourth goal in the past three matches – after Tim Howard had parried a cross from Yannick Bolasie. The dangerous Bolasie then provided the corner from which Scott Dann sent a free header past Howard four minutes after the interval to make it 2-0. Substitute Steven Naismith reduced the deficit with a close-range finish in the 61st minute, but Cameron Jerome restored Palace’s two-goal cushion in the 73rd. Kevin Mirallas’ effort with four minutes of normal time remaining then set up a nervy finale which Palace managed to come through with their lead intact and another vital three points secured. Everton looked to probe in the early stages but had little joy, with play continuing after Ross Barkley had gone down in the box in a hopeful-looking way, and Aiden McGeady then firing over from distance. As well as doing their job at the back, Palace started to cause some problems for the their opponents going forward and following a Jerome header that went narrowly over – albeit with the flag raised for offside – they broke the deadlock. Bolasie burst forward, got the better of Leighton Baines on the right of the Everton area and delivered a cross that Howard could only push to Chamakh, whose tee-up was turned in by Puncheon. Five minutes later Mirallas flashed an effort just over the corner of the goalframe, but Palace continued to threaten, swiftly putting an attack together which saw Bolasie shrug off Seamus Coleman and crack a shot against the post from outside the box, with Jerome putting the rebound wide. Everton came close to levelling with five minutes of the first half to go when Barkley did well to keep the ball in and fashioned a cut-back which Romelu Lukaku met with a swivel shot that Julian Speroni got down to palm around the post. Palace’s response in the remaining time before the interval came through their danger man Bolasie, who cut in from the left and lashed an effort over the bar. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez threw on Naismith for Gerard Deulofeu at the break, but Palace were soon in the ascendancy again after the restart and Joe Ledley brought a save out of Howard, collecting the loose ball when Joel Ward fell in the box under the attention of Coleman and cracking it goalwards. Seconds later it was 2-0 as Bolasie’s corner was met by the unmarked Dann, who gleefully nodded the ball in. McGeady twisted and turned before sending an effort across the face of goal as Everton sought a quick reply, and they pulled a goal back within nine minutes. Baines met a Mirallas cross with his head and sent the ball to Naismith, who prodded it over the line. In doing so, his knee connected with Speroni’s head, but after some treatment the goalkeeper was able to continue. Everton kept up the tempo and Mirallas put a first-time shot over from Baines’ cross to the far post, before Speroni tipped an effort from substitute Leon Osman onto the bar. But the home supporters were then stunned into silence as Jerome extended Palace’s advantage, collecting the ball from Puncheon, getting away from John Stones and slotting in. Everton pushed forward again and Speroni pulled off a decent save to deny Barkley, before Baines’ effort was blocked and Osman struck wide. The pressure paid off as Mirallas latched on to a through-ball from Barkley – which took a deflection off a Palace man – and beat Speroni. The Toffees then desperately pushed for an equaliser, but they could not find one, with Mirallas spurning a great-looking opportunity in stoppage time. The Toffees had been looking to take the opportunity to leapfrog Arsenal into fourth place in the race for Champions League football. But instead they remain fifth – a point behind the Gunners, with both clubs having four more games to go – after they were undone by a Palace side who were worthy victors of an absorbing contest. Everton’s top-four hopes suffered a blow as they crashed to a surprise 3-2 defeat at Goodison Park against Crystal Palace, whose Barclays Premier League survival now appears assured. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Former National athlete wades into state of athletics

first_img… More events, incentives among recommendationsFORMER National and Guyana Defence Force (GDF) athlete Victor Benjamin is of the view that local athletics must undergo major transformation if the sport is to return to the state that it was when he competed.A medallist numerous times over both locally and on the regional scale, Benjamin, who now resides in the United States but returns home frequently, believes that paramount to the resurgence of the sport is the vibrancy of the local body, the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG).Speaking with Chronicle Sport yesterday, Benjamin contended that “when we look at the Junior CARIFTA level, Guyana produces raw talent; kids with talent, raw talent. But when they come back to this country, there is not a good programme set up”.He advocated for more local meets and meets that feature international competition, adding that the general feel of the current state of play is that there are not events locally.And while the AAG has been doing work locally, the current administration needs to place more emphasis on the school system, noting that during his stint on track, persons were constantly training for events.“I think with all of these, Guyana would be able to grow; the athletes would be able to grow, they’d get a chance to run and this they are looking forward to,” he added.Not only a decorated former athlete at both middle distance track as well as field events, Benjamin, who also captained the Army’s cricket team, believes too that the government should also take heed of this notice.“When Governments don’t pay much interest in sports and culture, there will always be this low production from athletes. Their keenness, they all lose it.”He is also of the view that the system requires more qualified coaches, adding, “As you know, a great selection and recruitment scheme is quintessential to the growth of sport in Guyana ….”He has offered his expertise as a qualified sport medicine resource person and as someone, who has done sport management courses in England, Mexico and the Caribbean, to the government of Guyana.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS4th NHL player tests positiveUNDATED (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche say a second player has tested positive for the coronavirus. The team says it was informed Friday night and the player is in self-isolation. The Avalanche say those who came in close contact with the player have been informed and remain isolated. Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is stepping up his preparation for a possible move into IndyCar racing by entering the series’ inaugural virtual racing event. The seven-time NASCAR champion is the 26th driver entered in Saturday’s online race.The opener of IndyCar’s six-race series will be contested at Watkins Glen International, the upstate New York track that was picked in a fan vote. Johnson is winless in Cup Series at the road course, and also had a spectacular crash there in the 2000 Xfinity race after which he climbed from his crumpled car onto the roof and raised his arms in triumph, an indelible moment of his distinguished career.Johnson says he’s retiring from full-time NASCAR at the end of this season. He wants to try racing in IndyCar, IMSA and other series. He was scheduled to test an Indy car next month in Alabama but that was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.NFL-NEWSVikings re-sign veteran guard Dakota Dozier — Athletic trainers across the country are changing their routines and joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The National Athletic Trainers Association put together an app aimed at helping trainers assist understaffed hospitals. The app was intended to give health care providers a database to look for help nationwide. More than 950 athletic trainers have signed up over the last week.— USA Curling says additional participants at a tournament this month in Laurel, Maryland, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The United States Curling Association Club National Championships were held March 7-14 at Potomac Curling Club. Fox 5 DC reported that at least 20 people who participated in the event are sick. USA Curling also canceled the 2020 Arena National Championships scheduled for April 27 to May 2 in Gillette, Wyoming. The event will be held there in 2022 instead.— Spain’s Barcelona soccer team has delivered 30,000 masks to the Catalonia government to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The club says the masks were made in China and donated by insurance company Taiping, a regional partner of the club. Barcelona said the “daily use” masks will be distributed to nursing homes.INDYCAR-IRACE-JOHNSONNASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson eyes IndyCar, enters virtual race COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TEXAS-SMART STAYSUT athletic director: Shaka Smart to remain for next seasonAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will stick with coach Shaka Smart next season after the Longhorns won five of their final six games and were fighting for a spot in the NCAA Tournament before it was canceled amid the coronavirus scare.Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte told the Austin American-Statesman, “Shaka’s our coach.”Smart was facing open speculation on his future with the Longhorns at midseason when the program was mired near the bottom of the Big 12. The Longhorns had missed the tournament in two of the previous four seasons.center_img March 28, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed veteran guard Dakota Dozier.The team announced the re-signing of the Furman product, who played in 16 games last season with a career-high four starts. He originally joined Minnesota as a free agent last April.Dozier was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He has appeared in 54 career games with 11 starts.In other NFL news:— The New York Giants have reached a one-year contract agreement with tight end Eric Tomlinson, who split last season with the Giants, New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders. He appeared in eight games and had one catch. Tomlinson confirmed the signing on his Instagram account. The Giants posted the news on their website and Twitter account, citing reports, but they won’t confirm it until the player passes his physical. Four NHL players are now known to have tested positive for the virus. The other two are with Ottawa.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— A deal worked out between Major League Baseball and the players doesn’t include details of what a reconfigured schedule would look like. The agreement calls for play to resume “as soon as is practicable” with a goal of completing “the fullest 2020 championship season and postseason that is economically feasible.” It also says there must be no legal restrictions on mass gathering and travel. The two sides agreed to consider playing past the usual end of the postseason in late October, even if it involves using neutral sites and domes. Details were divulged to The Associated Press by people familiar with the agreement.— The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. At least one has already started layoffs and others are desperate to stay solvent. Some are expecting a major downturn in membership dues, while others are reeling from event cancellations totaling more than 8,000 across all sports. A database analyzed by The Associated Press shows combined projected losses of more than $121 million in revenue between February and June for 43 of the 50 national governing bodies that responded to a survey from the NGB Council in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.— Naomi Osaka says she is disappointed that the Olympics in her native Japan were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but she supports the decision to delay the Summer Games to 2021. In a posting today on social media, the two-time Grand Slam champion wrote: “Sport will eventually unite us again and be there for us always, but that time is not now.” She also addressed “the people of Japan,” saying, “stay strong, hang in there and let’s show the world our beautiful country when the time is right.” Next season will be Smart’s sixth in a seven-year contract. He is 90-78 overall at Texas but just 40-50 in the Big 12. The Longhorns were 19-12 last season with no seniors and are expected to return the entire lineup.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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