Biden’s about to win Georgia. That proves we can win the two runoffs and take back the Senate

first_imgThe math is simple: Republicans currently hold or lead in races for 50 Senate seats while Democrats have secured 48 seats. If Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock win their respective contests in January, that’ll make for a 50-50 split, with ties broken by (say it with me now!) Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.These will both be very difficult races, no doubt about it. But Biden has just shown us that there is indeed a path for Democrats to prevail in Georgia. And while Donald Trump demoralizes his supporters by essentially telling them that elections are pointless, Democrats are fired up and energized by Biden’s success like never before.The vision of a blue Georgia has long been a dream. Joe Biden just helped turn it into a reality. Now it’s up to us to continue the progress we’ve already made.- Advertisement – ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 27: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden arrives onstage for a drive-in campaign rally in the parking lot of Cellairis Ampitheatre on October 27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Biden is campaigning in Georgia on Tuesday, with scheduled stops in Atlanta and Warm Springs. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Joe Biden campaigns in Georgia shortly before Election Day 2020.Goal ThermometerIt’s almost hard to believe: Joe Biden is on the verge of turning Georgia blue, making him the first Democratic candidate for president to do so since 1992. It caps a remarkable transformation for a fast-diversifying state that had long seemed on the brink of flipping but had never quite gotten there—until now.It also has enormous implications for the future of our country. Biden’s impending Peach State victory is icing on his electoral cake, of course, since he’s already locked down the 270 electoral votes that have made him president-elect. (And how was your Saturday? Mine was pretty swell!) The most important thing it signals, rather, is that Democrats can win the two all-important runoffs for the Senate that are slated for Jan. 5.- Advertisement – Donate $3 now to Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to keep our Georgia winning streaking going!center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

The prime of Chartwell Land

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Former Spanish king Juan Carlos has gone into exile in UAE

first_img‘Fleeing justice’ Anti-monarchist parties have accused Juan Carlos of “fleeing justice” but his lawyer has stressed that he would remain available to answer questions from prosecutors.A majority of Spaniards, 56.2 percent, feel his decision to move abroad is “misguided”, according to a poll published Sunday in the daily ABC, with only 25.4 percent saying it was the right step.An even greater number, 60.9 percent, believe his self-imposed exile is harmful for his son, the current King Felipe VI, according to the poll of 802 people carried out August 10-14.Since ascending to the throne in 2014, King Felipe VI has since taken steps to improve the monarchy’s image, such as imposing a “code of conduct” on royals.Earlier this year he stripped his father of his annual allowance of nearly 200,000 euros after new details of allegedly shady financial dealings emerged. The royal palace had up until now refused to reveal where Juan Carlos is living, saying he would announce it himself if necessary.It was first reported that he had travelled to the Dominican Republic or Portugal, where he spent part of his youth, but pro-monarchy Spanish daily ABC later said the former king had gone to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.While Juan Carlos is not under formal investigation, revelations by a former mistress, German businesswoman Corinna Larsen, raise legal questions about his financial affairs which officials are looking into in Spain and Switzerland.The daily Tribune de Geneve has reported that a Swiss prosecutor is focusing on $100 million (85 million euros) which that late Saudi king Abdullah allegedly deposited in 2008 into a Swiss bank account to which Juan Carlos had access.  Spain’s former king Juan Carlos, who went into exile this month in the face of graft allegations, is in the United Arab Emirates, the royal palace said Monday, ending the mystery over his whereabouts.The 82-year-old, who has long had warm relations with the Gulf monarchies, “travelled to the United Arab Emirates on August 3 and he remains there,” a spokesman said without giving further details.In a surprise move, Juan Carlos announced on August 3 that he was leaving Spain to prevent his personal affairs from undermining his son King Felipe VI’s reign, but did not say where he would be going. In conversations which were apparently recorded without her knowledge that were leaked to the media, Larsen claimed Juan Carlos had collected a payoff relating to a 2011 high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia that was awarded to a consortium of Spanish firms. The 450-kilometre (280-mile) link between Mecca and Medina was inaugurated in 2018.center_img Royal apology Spain’s Supreme Court in June announced an investigation to determine whether the contract had involved the “crime of corruption in international transactions” and whether Juan Carlos was legally responsible — but only for acts committed after his abdication in 2014, because of the immunity he enjoyed until then.Juan Carlos ascended the throne in 1975 on the death of the fascist dictator Francisco Franco and ruled for 38 years before abdicating in favour of his son Felipe VI in June 2014 — just two years after he apologised to Spaniards for jetting off on an elephant-hunting trip in Africa with Larsen as Spain grappled with a financial crisis.He was a popular figure for decades, playing a key role in the democratic transition from the Franco dictatorship which ruled Spain from 1939-1975.But a steady flow of embarrassing media stories about his past lifestyle and personal wealth have eroded his standing in recent years and renewed debate over the future of the monarchy in Spain.Polls show Spaniards are roughly equally split over whether their country should remain a monarchy or become a republic.Older people and conservatives are more likely to back the monarchy, while younger people and leftists are more likely to oppose it. Topics :last_img read more

Results of matches played at the weekend in the Roseau Valley Basketball League

first_img 17 Views   no discussions On Thursday 5th, the Elvis Welding Services Road Stars defeated the Lily Valley Sharks by a final score of 74-61 pts. With key players, Craig St. Rose & Earl “Jo-Bob” Matthew absent, the sharks were never in control of the game. They were outplayed and outclassed in all aspects. The display was so bad, that the coach resigned, even before the game had concluded. The team has lost two coaches, in the span of 8 games, with the first coach being fired, after a 0-3 start. Despite all this they have still managed to secure the final qualification spot for the play-offs. The road stars, having already secured top spot in the group, and a 1st round bye, gave their top 3 bench players some crucial playing minutes, and though they contributed only 11 pts between them, played very well on the defensive end. The team has finished the season, as top, with 7 wins & 1 loss.Top performers for Sharks were; Ricky “Tarzan” Toussaint – 15 pts, 6 reb, 4 asts, Ray “Parker” Charles – 14 pts, 3 reb and Clinton “Boogie” Charles – 13 pts, 2 asts.Top performers for Road Stars were Julian “Snachy” Isles – 31 pts, 8 reb, 2 blks, Javeed Joseph – 20 pts, 5 reb and Fitzgerald “Fix-It” Daniel – 12 pts, 7 asts.On Saturday 7th, in game 1, the R.C. Bullets defeated the Fond Canie Upsetters by a final score of 73-56 pts. Both teams came into this game, as a must win, with the winner qualifying for the play-offs and the loser going home. Coming off an impressive win against the Bath Estate Huskies, the Upsetters came into this game full of confidence, having already beaten the bullets, in the first round. But this night was not to be, as the produced excellent spells in the game on the offensive end, but could not display in defensively, as they were embarrassed, by Abbot & Castello (Garth Joseph & Bernard Mills). As usual, Lester Langlais did all the donkey work, and is a strong contender for M.V.P & for the 2nd game running, got great support from team captain, Dr. Irving Mc’Intyre. The Upsetters though, could not upset the Bullets, and are now out of the competition.The Bullets have secured second position in the zone, behind the Upper Village Hoosiers, after they never even seemed like winning games without Abbot & Castello (Garth Joseph & Bernard Mills). With that said, the Bullets owe all the plaudits to these two, and can certainly count themselves out, if they are not available for the playoffs. Top performers for Upsetters were; Lester Langlais – 17 pts, 8 asts, Irving Mc’ Intyre – 14 pts, 3 reb and Hamid Le-Blanc – 9 pts, 2 asts.Top performers for Bullets were Garth Joseph – 35 pts, 11 reb, 3 blks, Bernard Mills – 29 pts, 11 asts, 4 stls and Ronald “Bing” Charles – 6 pts, 3 reb.In game 2, the Fond Canie Rebels defeated the Morne Prosper Long Horns by a final score of 120-85 pts. They were completely blown away by 35 pts, the biggest defeat suffered by any team in the season. The whole basketball arena was stunned and kept questioning as to what was wrong with the Long Horns, and at the same time, what was wrong with the rebels, as they were expected to produce this type of basketball, with the team that they possess, but hadn’t been able to bring it to the table. However, this may be signs of things to come. This game was a must win for the Long Horns and with key player Jenner Deschamps out due to injury, the task only got harder. They showed great energy and strength, in the opening quarter, but from then on, it all went downhill. On a night, when it was a must win for the rebels as well, the certainly saved the best for last. The trio combination of Shane Guiste, Joel Mc’Intyre & Ronald Bruno, was enough to take the rebels to victory as the contributed 90 pts towards the win. Guiste was certainly on point in distribution of the ball, as he had a season high and certainly a career best, 17 assists. The Rebels finished second in their zone with a record of 5-3.Top performers for Long Horns were; Lyndel Mayers – 28 pts, 7 reb, Kendel Isles – 16 pts, 3 asts, Emile ” Milk” Cadeau – 15 pts, 5 reb and L.G. Thomas – 14 pts, 8 asts.Top performers for Rebels were Ronald “Ronny’ Bruno – 37 pts, 8 reb, 2 blks, Joel Mc’Intyre – 32 pts, 6 asts, 2 stls and Shane Guiste – 21 pts, 2 reb, 17 asts.Play offs begin on Tuesday night at 7:30 with the Fond Canie Rebels vs. Laudat Spartans and on Wednesday night at 7:30 R.C Bullets vs. Lily Valley Sharks.By: Edgar George Tweet NewsSports Results of matches played at the weekend in the Roseau Valley Basketball League by: – April 10, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Thiago: New Messi emerges at Barcelona

first_img Loading… At 32-years-old Lionel Messi isn’t showing many signs of his brilliance coming to an end but the Barca legend is closer to the end of his career than the beginning at it’ll be a sad day for football when he does hang up his boots. With people always desperate to find the ‘next Messi’ they may not have to look too far with the Argentine’s eldest son Thiago, who is seven, showing he’s got his dad’s skills. A video of his run and composed finish has gone viral: He didn’t have to get past anyone like his dad often does but Thiago still showed excellent touch and brilliant pace and composure to score the goal. Very much unlike his dad, the youngster finished the goal with his right foot, choosing to cut across the ball rather than strike it with the left foot. Perhaps Lionel can work with him in the back garden to use his left foot more often, then he’ll have one over on his dad for sure.Not only does the goal suggest that Messi’s legacy could be continued through his son but it also points towards a future where the Messi vs Ronaldo debate doesn’t go away. The Barca forward and Cristiano Ronaldo have 11 Ballon d’Or titles between them and fans are usually split over which is the best of all time. At 34 Ronaldo is also nearing the end of his career, though again he could still go on for some time, and his son is also impressing in the youth ranks. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr is nine years old, the sons share the same age gap as their dads, and has scored some eye-catching goals for Juventus’ youth teams. There aren’t many records in football that the two dads haven’t broken between them and both are considered the best ever. Read Also:Messi tops ‘Players of the Decade’ chart, Ronaldo missing It remains hugely unlikely that we’ll ever see their like again, once they retire, but seeing how their sons are starting out it might all be in the family. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Thiago Messi has shown that he could certainly be the ‘next Messi’ with a brilliant goal for Barcelona’s youth team. Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Biggest Cities In The World So Far7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About ChinaThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

17 BiH karatekas at European Karate Championship

first_imgKarate team of BiH will participate from 9 to 12 May at the 48 European Championship in Budapest, reports Oslobođenje.Managers of BIH team Miroslav Klepić and Denis Muhović, 17 karatekas will represent BiH.In the category of men: Edin Muslić (up to 60 kg,), Suad Tabaković (up to 67 kg), Nermin Potur (up to 75 kg), Alem Kupusović (up to 84 kg), Admir Zukan (+84 kg) will competeAlso, Meris Muhović, Haris Skrijelj, Haris Sujković, Oliver Mandarić and Damir Zadro will participate in team fights.In the category of women: Una Halilagić (up to 50 kg, KK Bosna, Sarajevo), Iva Klepić (up to 55 kg, KK Neretva, Mostar), Mirsada  Suljkanović (up to 61 kg, KK Tuzla Sinbra), Amela Fazlić (up to 68 kg, KK Tuzla Sinbra), Tanja Umičević (+ 68 kg, KK Bosna, Sarajevo) will compete, together with Lana Džidić and Marija Šušac in team fights.At the last Championship which was held in Spain, BiH karatekas won the bronze medal in team fights.last_img read more