Susan Collins is the apparent winner

first_img– Advertisement – Read more: Susan Collins struggles to change the subject from Brett Kavanaugh in Maine Senate raceAfter Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged to seat Ginsburg’s replacement before Election Day, Collins broke with the party and said she opposed such a hurried timeline. She was the lone Republican to vote against the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett last month.The race was one of the most expensive of the cycle, with approximately $100 million raised in all, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Gideon outspent Collins dramatically, dropping about $50 million on her bid to deny Collins a fifth term. Collins spent around $23 million.Maine’s Senate contest was seen not only as a referendum on Collins, but also as a test of the country’s growing partisan polarization. Collins, the only Republican senator from New England, is one of a vanishing number of lawmakers considered to be moderates.The Caribou native was dogged by President Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity in Maine, and declined to say ahead of the election whether she would cast her vote for him.Trump is projected to lose the presidential race in Maine to former Vice President Joe Biden, NBC News is projecting. Biden led Trump by about 11 points in the state with 82% of the expected vote in. Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins is the apparent winner of her reelection fight against state House Speaker Sara Gideon, according to NBC News. Gideon conceded on Wednesday afternoon.NBC News calls a candidate the “apparent winner” when they are projected to win but the race remains close enough that it could be affected by a recount or other factors.“Thank you, thank you. I will serve you with all my heart. I will work hard for you each and every day,” Collins told supporters in a video posted to her Twitter account. “We will come together to work on the problems and challenges that are facing our state and our country.”- Advertisement – Incumbent U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, right, who are running in the Nov. 3, 2020, election to represent Maine in the U.S. Senate.APcenter_img The hard fought race was shadowed by Collins’ vote in 2018 to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which was seen as a betrayal by activist groups in the state, who had previously supported the Republican moderate.That wound was reopened after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Caroline Hedwall hole-in-one lifts her into two-shot lead at Dubai Moonlight Classic | Golf News

first_img Get Sky Sports Golf for just £10 a month All four days of The Masters exclusively live. Get our £10 golf offer. Find out more here. Caroline Hedwall shone under the floodlights as she made a hole-in-one in a 65 that earned her the first-round lead at the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic.Hedwall parred her first 10 holes before putting together a sparkling run of scoring, with four birdies and an ace at the par-three 17th propelling her past early leader Laura Fuenfstueck and Solheim Cup team-mate Celine Boutier at The Emirates Golf Club.Former world No 1 Lydia Ko enjoyed a strong start as she opened with a 68, one of only 13 players to break the par of 72, while Georgia Hall and veteran Dame Laura Davies both carded level-par rounds. Solheim Cup star enjoys a slam-dunk ace at the par-three 17th and fires seven-under opener to go two shots clear of Solheim Cup team-mate Celine Boutier after first round, with Lydia Ko three behind By Keith JacksonLast Updated: 04/11/20 9:20pm Ko made six birdies and also eagled the long third on the Faldo Course, but the two-time major champion littered her card with four bogeys and ended the day three off the pace.Defending champion Nuria Iturrioz returned a 69 along with British duo Meg MacLaren and Alison Muirhead, with Bronte Law one further behind.Hall had a quiet start as she made just one birdie against a solitary bogey, while Charley Hull endured a poor finish as she had a penalty drop before finding water with her fourth to the 16th, running up a triple-bogey eight which saw her slip to three over par. Caroline Hedwall celebrates her hole-in-one at the 17th
Caroline Hedwall celebrates her hole-in-one at the 17th

Philadelphia Releases Body-Camera Video of Fatal Police Shooting of Black Man

first_imgBy January, specially trained officers will respond to such calls along with civilian mental health experts, officials said.“We firmly believe that mental illness, disabilities and substance use disorders are not crimes,” said Jill Bowen, acting commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. “Individuals affected by these challenges have the right to treatment, recovery, wellness and life.”Jon Hurdle contributed reporting. In the body-cam footage, a woman can be heard repeatedly screaming that Mr. Wallace is “mental” as the officers point their guns at him.The shooting touched off protests and looting in the city, which prompted Gov. Tom Wolf to call in the National Guard and the city to order a 9 p.m. curfew, which expired last week.- Advertisement – Mary Floyd Palmer, one of the clergy members who spoke at the news conference, said Mr. Wallace “should be here today.” She said Philadelphians should show compassion and care in response to his death.“God is watching,” she said. “So are our children. What will they say about what you have done?”On Wednesday, about 300 people gathered outside City Hall to protest the killing. They stood in front of a banner that read Count Every Vote, near the Pennsylvania Convention Center where city officials were tallying ballots in the presidential election.As helicopters flew overhead, about two dozen National Guard troops stood alongside Philadelphia police officers.City officials said the Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office were continuing to investigate the shooting.The officers were identified on Wednesday as Sean Matarazzo, 25, who has been with the department since 2018, and Thomas Munz, 26, who has been on the force since 2017. The Police Department said both officers had been placed on “restrictive duty” while the investigation continues. Messages left with Philadelphia’s police union were not immediately returned.City officials also said they were expanding programs intended to help the police defuse mental health crises without violence.Next week, officials said, 911 call takers and dispatchers will be trained to better identify calls related to people in crisis, so they can dispatch specially trained officers. In the days that followed, more than 200 people were arrested, cars were burned and more than 50 officers were hurt, ratcheting up tensions in a nation that was already on edge before Election Day.The White House blamed the “liberal Democrats’ war against the police” for the destruction, while former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Kamala Harris lamented Mr. Wallace’s death, condemned the looting and castigated Mr. Trump for fanning “the flames of division in our society.” At a news conference on Wednesday, Philadelphia’s mayor, district attorney and police commissioner joined Black clergy members in expressing sadness and grief over Mr. Wallace’s death. They urged people not to resort to violence in response to the body-cam footage, as well as 911 calls and police radio transmissions that were released.- Advertisement – “We know this moment is incredibly painful, given so many failures over generations to protect all of Philadelphia’s residents, especially those who are Black or brown,” Mayor Jim Kenney said.The “very painful” videos, he said, “will elicit anger, rage, distress, evoke more questions — and rightfully so.”Larry Krasner, the district attorney, called the shooting “a terrible tragedy” and said that it showed that officers had failed to properly respond to a mother in distress about her son’s mental health crisis.“Government failed because her son was killed within a minute of government’s arrival,” he said. “As a part of government, I apologize for that.”Still, Mr. Krasner said that if residents wanted to honor Mr. Wallace and respect his family’s wishes, they should not “disgrace his memory by tearing up the city.” In the bystander’s video and in the police body-cam footage, Mr. Wallace is seen walking into the street in the direction of the officers, who back away and aim their guns at him. The officers yell repeatedly at Mr. Wallace to “put the knife down” and then fire multiple rounds. After Mr. Wallace falls to the ground, his mother screams and rushes to his body. Officials in Philadelphia urged calm on Wednesday as they released body-camera footage from last week of two police officers fatally shooting a Black man with a history of mental illness who was holding a knife. The police also announced new training measures intended to help officers respond to mental health crises.The man, Walter Wallace Jr., 27, was fatally shot by officers on Oct. 26 in an encounter that was also captured on video by a bystander and shared on social media.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Ansu Fati: Barcelona forward facing four months out after knee surgery | Football News

first_img– Advertisement – Wednesday 11th November 7:40pm Barcelona have confirmed teenage forward Ansu Fati is facing four months out injured after undergoing knee surgery.The 18-year-old picked up the injury on Sunday as Barcelona beat Real Betis 5-2 at the Nou Camp to end a four-game winless streak in the league. Barca’s captain was surprisingly left out of the starting line-up by coach Ronald Koeman, whose side were pegged back by the break when Antonio Sanabria cancelled out Ousmane Dembele’s superb opening strike on the stroke of half-time.But Messi was brought on at the start of the second period and promptly produced a sublime dummy to allow Antoine Griezmann to tap into an unguarded net and put Barca back in front in the 49th minute.The Frenchman had missed four chances before the break – including squandering a penalty – before making amends.Messi, who had replaced Ansu Fati, then stretched their lead in the 61st minute by dispatching a spot-kick after Aissa Mandi was shown a straight red card – following a VAR review – for using his arm to block a shot from Dembele.Betis set up a tense final 15 minutes when Loren slotted home from 10 yards, but Messi wrapped things up in the 82nd minute after a one-two with Sergi Roberto.The playmaker was denied his hat-trick by an offside flag before midfielder Pedri added a fifth in stoppage time – the teenager’s first goal in La Liga. Fati, who made his professional debut last season, has become a regular for Barcelona since the start of the campaign, scoring five goals and providing two assists in 10 appearances across all competitions.Barcelona will not be short of forwards in Fati’s absence, though, with Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele as senior options. Youngsters Pedri, 17, and Francisco Trincao, 20, have also proven themselves in the first-team this season.Lionel Messi hits double against Betis from the benchLionel Messi responded to being benched with a second-half double as Barcelona ended a four-game winless streak in La Liga to beat Real Betis 5-2. Barcelona said on Monday that the operation on Fati’s ruptured meniscus, carried out by specialist Dr Ramon Cugat, was a success, but said his return would not come until approximately March.It means Fati will be unavailable for Spain boss Luis Enrique over the international break when the national team play against the Netherlands in a friendly before taking on Switzerland and Germany in the Nations League.Enrique gave Fati his first Spain call-up for the September internationals, and the teenager went on to become the youngest player to ever score for Spain – breaking a 95-year-old record – with a goal against Ukraine.- Advertisement – Kick off 7:45pm – Advertisement – Lionel Messi is congratulated after netting against Real BetisImage:Lionel Messi is congratulated after scoring against Real Betis – Advertisement –last_img read more

Nvidia Signs In-Car Entertainment System Deal With Hyundai

first_img– Advertisement – NVIDIA said it has also been working with Mercedes-Benz, Audi AG and Honda Motor on in-car entertainment and information systems.© Thomson Reuters 2020Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? 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.- Advertisement – NVIDIA declined to say how many vehicles NVIDIA DRIVE would be installed in, but said it is a large number and pointed to the fact that in 2019 Hyundai Motor Group shipped over 7 million vehicles.Hyundai Motor is the flagship company of Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors is its sister company.NVIDIA DRIVE includes hardware and software components and uses artificial intelligence to improve the user’s experience. The software can be “perpetually” updated, giving vehicles the latest AI cockpit features, said NVIDIA.- Advertisement –center_img Chip maker NVIDIA on Monday announced that Hyundai Motor will use the NVIDIA DRIVE in-vehicle information and entertainment system for all its Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis models from 2022.NVIDIA said the luxury vehicle division of Hyundai, Genesis, already uses NVIDIA DRIVE for its GV80 and G80 models.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Jio Download Speed Dips in October, Vodafone Continues to Lead on Upload Speed Front: TRAI

first_imgFollowing Jio, Idea retained its second position with 9.1Mbps speed. This was up 0.5Mbps from the 8.6Mbps download speed noted by the MySpeed portal in September.The TRAI data shows that Vodafone came third with an average download speed of 8.8Mbps, up from the 7.9Mbps recorded earlier. Airtel, on the other hand, maintained 7.5Mbps average download speed for two months straight.Coming to upload speeds, the data available on the MySpeed portal shows that Vodafone retained its top position with 6.5Mbps speed recorded in October. This was flat when compared to the data posted for September.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – jio airtel vodafone idea download upload speed results myspeed trai october 2020 image Jio Airtel Vodafone TRAIAverage 4G download speeds (left) and upload speeds (right) in OctoberPhoto Credit: TRAI/ MySpeed portal Reliance Jio saw a dip of 1.5Mbps in its average download speed in October, according to the data provided by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The Mumbai-headquartered telco, however, still maintained its lead in 4G download speeds by delivering as much as 17.8Mbps. This was over 95 percent faster than the 9.1Mbps average download speed offered by Idea that stood second in the race. In terms of upload speeds, Jio failed to show any magic and resulted in a flat growth. It’s notable that TRAI is still counting Vodafone and Idea as separate telcos on its MySpeed portal, despite their merger last year.The latest data available on the MySpeed portal by TRAI shows that Jio continued its leadership in 4G download speeds in October, with an average download speed of 17.8Mbps. This was, however, down from the 19.1Mbps speed recorded in September.- Advertisement –center_img After Vodafone, Idea came second with an average upload speed of 5.9Mbps. This was down from the 6.4Mbps speed recorded in the previous month.However, Airtel showed some improvements in its upload speeds with an increase of 0.3Mbps to 3.8Mbps. Jio, in contrast, remained flat with 3.5Mbps speed recorded last month.The TRAI data is based on the download and upload speeds it records through the MySpeed app on a monthly basis.Why are smartphone prices rising in 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. – Advertisement –last_img read more

France Women 10-33 England Women: Red Roses move to No 1 in the world | Rugby Union News

first_imgJess Breach was among the try-scorers as the Red Roses won well in France Caroline Drouin’s penalty edged France ahead but Scarratt’s own penalty ensured it was 10-10 at half-time.England quickly took control after the break as Matthews went over three minutes from the restart after excellent work from Helena Rowland.Breach added England’s third two minutes later, with Scarratt converting again.- Advertisement – Jess Breach was among the try-scorers as the Red Roses won well in France
Jess Breach was among the try-scorers as the Red Roses won well in France

Autumn Nations Cup: England pack earn Eddie Jones’ praise after win over Georgia | Rugby Union News

first_imgJones recalled England’s infamous opposed training session with Georgia in February last year after their 40-0 win. “Even the backs got involved in that session….so we wanted to make a point against them that we won’t be stood over, and we did that.” Last Updated: 14/11/20 7:34pm Eddie Jones praised England's forwards for getting on top of Georgia at the scrum
Eddie Jones praised England's forwards for getting on top of Georgia at the scrum

Energy sector rally, stocks rebound, investor urges caution

first_imgThe energy sector is coming off its best week ever.That group was swept up last week in a rally rewarding stocks tied to the economic growth story – even with U.S. Covid-19 cases on the rise and the threat of further lockdowns looming. The sector rose by more than 16%.- Advertisement – Last week was a welcome change for energy investors – it is the worst S&P 500 performer this year by a wide margin.But, Nancy Tengler, chief investment officer at Laffer Tengler Investments, warns the bounce may be too good to be true.“When you look at historic performance, the XLE [energy ETF] over the last 10 years is down about 4.2% annually versus positive 13% for the S&P and positive 2.3% for Chevron, so I would be looking at maybe buying something like a Chevron for a trade,” Tengler told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Friday.- Advertisement – While energy’s cheap valuation and recent pickup in performance might look positive for investors, Tengler cautions against being misled by false buy signals.“Chevron and the XLE have been in our buy range for over 12 years which means they’re not cheap. They’re terminally cheap,” she said. “When you think about the fundamental change in how we get energy, clean energy, the emphasis that a [Joe] Biden administration is likely to put on that, I would view this as a cyclical trade but not a secular trend that I would want to hold onto as a long-term investor.”Craig Johnson, chief market technician at Piper Sandler, said the charts offer evidence that the energy sector might still come under pressure despite the bounce.- Advertisement – “It’s great that we made a higher low in here but we’ve done that before and we’ve only turned around and failed,” Johnson said during the same “Trading Nation” segment.center_img “This chart for the XLE is below a declining 200-day moving average, the longer-term trend is still very much in a secular decline,” said Johnson. “With Chevron and Exxon representing 45% of this index and those charts aren’t showing any sign of a turnaround at this point in time, I would largely view this as just one of these sort of relief rallies and a short covering rally and I’d be looking to be reducing positions in the energy space at this point in time.”The XLE ETF is down 44% this year. Exxon Mobil has fallen 48% and Chevron 31%.Disclaimer – Advertisement –last_img read more

As deaths climb, experts dig in for long fight against avian flu

first_imgSep 29, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – New cases of avian influenza in Southeast Asia this week have heightened surveillance, as key international health organizations ratchet up concerns about the pervasiveness of the diseaseA 14-month-old Vietnamese boy who died on Sep 5 has been posthumously confirmed as a victim of H5N1 avian influenza, news reports said today.Thai officials are investigating a family whose avian flu cases may have included a human-to-human transmission. Two members of that family have been confirmed as having the disease. Authorities have confirmed that a 26-year-old woman died from avian influenza after caring for her 11-year-old daughter, who also died. The daughter is believed to be the index case, but her flulike symptoms haven’t been confirmed as H5N1, reports said.One expert cautioned that the possibility of person-to-person transmission might have limited significance.”Because the mother lived in a separate city, it was much easier to be confident that the likely mode of transmission or the probable mode of transmission was person to person,” said Scott Dowell of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. “It doesn’t necessarily tell us that anything has changed about the virus and about the way it is transmitted.” Experts say that the 26-year-old’s death resulted from close and prolonged contact with her daughter as she helped the girl in the hospital, and this did not indicate any risk to the wider population, the International Herald Tribune reported.The second confirmed case is an aunt of the 11-year-old, a 32-year-old woman who is recovering. Her son is also recovering from a flulike illness. Those cases bring the number of laboratory-confirmed avian flu illnesses in Thailand and Vietnam to 42 in the months since a new outbreak hit Southeast Asia. Thirty of those victims have died.Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Wednesday told an emergency meeting of 76 provincial governors that the disease is “a big problem.”The deputy prime minister, Chaturon Chaisang, said the government had not educated poultry breeders well, and he criticized government agencies for not collaborating properly. He predicted Thailand would be grappling with this virus for at least 3 to 5 years.”There are no fences along borders of countries in Asia to block migrating birds,” he added, referring to the birds blamed for the movement of the disease across much of Asia this year. “As long as the disease persists in China, Vietnam and Malaysia, Thailand won’t be able to get rid of bird flu and vice versa.”International authorities struck a similar theme, calling the avian flu epidemic a “crisis of global importance.”The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in a joint statement said that recent outbreaks in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Thailand show the virus will not likely be eradicated in the near future. The groups called for more research to understand the role of wildlife, domestic ducks, and pigs in transmitting avian influenza and encouraged major investments in veterinary services and early warning surveillance.Responding to recent controversies about vaccinating birds against the disease, FAO and OIE said the slaughter of infected animals is still the best way to control the disease. The organizations said this policy may not be the most practical or adequate in some countries. Under those circumstances, countries wishing to eradicate the disease may choose vaccination to complement other efforts, the joint statement said. Use of vaccines does not imply an automatic loss of export markets, it added.That was a step into a difficult debate. Thailand announced in mid September that its poultry would not be inoculated against the disease because vaccines offer no guarantee of safety. The country is among the top four poultry exporters in the world, the Associated Press reported earlier this month. Meanwhile, Chinese officials have issued a circular saying that poultry should be immunized more strongly in key areas and quarantined before and after they are butchered, the China Daily newspaper reported today.See also:FAO/OIE joint statement Health Organization Sep 28 update on Thailand read more