Caroline Hedwall stays one ahead at Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic | Golf News

first_imgCaroline Hedwall holds a one-shot lead in Dubai as she searches for a seventh Ladies European Tour title. Watch the final round live on Friday from 3pm on Sky Sports Golf and the Sky Sports YouTube channel By Ali StaffordLast Updated: 05/11/20 7:46pm – Advertisement – Lee birdied six of her first eight holes on her way to a joint-low round-of-the-day 65 to get within two of the lead, while former world No 1 Lydia Ko is three strokes back alongside France’s Celine Boutier.Bronte Law posted a second successive 70 to move inside the top-10 and Charley Hull got back to level-par for the tournament with a three-under 69, while Georgia Hall is in the group on one over.Who will win the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic? Watch the final round on Friday from 3pm live on Sky Sports Golf or via the Sky Sports YouTube channel. Starting from the sixth hole due to a shotgun start, MacLaren cancelled out a bogey at the seventh to pick up a shot at the par-three 12th and make three birdies in a four-hole stretch from the 15th, before adding further birdies at the third and fifth.- Advertisement – Caroline Hedwall maintained her bogey-free start to the week to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic. Hedwall held the overnight lead after making a hole-in-one on her way to a bogey-free 65 at The Emirates Golf Club, with the Swede following it up with a two-under 70 to get to nine under and retain a narrow advantage heading into Friday’s final round.The six-time Ladies European Tour winner registered birdies at the 13th and 16th alongside 16 pars to stay ahead of Meghan MacLaren, with world No 9 Minjee Lee two strokes back in a share of third alongside Germany’s Laura Fuenfstueck.- Advertisement – Caroline Hedwall will play alongside Minjee Lee and Meghan MacLaren in the final round Caroline Hedwall will play alongside Minjee Lee and Meghan MacLaren in the final round

Trump’s Election Fraud Claims Make No Headway on Legal Cases

first_imgNo state was seeing more legal activity than Pennsylvania, where the Trump campaign and local Republicans had brought at least a half-dozen lawsuits immediately before and after Election Day.The case that had the potential to affect the most votes was the one filed at the Supreme Court on Friday seeking an order that would force election officials in Pennsylvania to separate mailed ballots that arrived after Election Day from other mailed ballots. In its emergency application, the party acknowledged that the secretary of state’s office had already ordered election officials to do so but said it had no way to know if they had complied. But even if the court were to take the case and rule in favor of the Republicans to wipe out all of the ballots in question — votes from mail ballots have overwhelmingly gone to Mr. Biden — it would not affect the current vote totals, which do not include the ballots that came in after Election Day. By early Friday evening, Mr. Biden had a lead of about 17,000 votes in Pennsylvania.Other suits in Pennsylvania sought to knock out votes that were the result of a decision by Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar to allow county officials to give voters a chance to fix mistakes in their rejected mail-in ballots or to cast provisional votes instead.A federal judge dismissed one of those cases on Friday, in Montgomery County outside Philadelphia, two days after implying during a hearing that he viewed the effort as a move to disenfranchise voters who were following state instructions.But even if that case had succeeded, it would have affected only 93 votes. Similarly, in Michigan, a judge dismissed a Republican suit challenging the vote count in the state, noting the counting was already effectively over and dismissing some of the evidence as based on hearsay.Frustrated supporters of the president like the talk radio host Mark Levin called on Republican legislatures in states including Pennsylvania to use their constitutional authority to send a pro-Trump delegation of electors to the Electoral College regardless of the popular vote. Their lack of progress in stopping the count or making a persuasive case for large-scale ballot fraud left Mr. Trump and his team increasingly reliant for political salvation on recounts — which appeared likely to take place in Georgia, Nevada, Arizona and Wisconsin but which rarely result in big swings in vote counts.The Trump effort may be getting a boost from state legislatures in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which are both controlled by Republicans. In Wisconsin, Robin Vos, the speaker of the State Assembly, directed a legislative committee to “use its investigatory powers” to conduct a review of the election, again raising the specter of voter fraud without offering specific evidence.In Pennsylvania, the two top Republicans in the legislature called on Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, to conduct “an immediate audit” of the election. Asked during a news briefing on Friday if state Republicans would do so, the majority leader of the Pennsylvania senate, Jake Corman, replied, “We want to stay in the tradition that the popular vote winner wins the election.”Even if the state Republicans could make such a move legally — the legislature “cannot simply ignore the popular vote,” said Attorney General Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania — it was an extreme example of the lengths to which some Trump supporters seem willing to go.In several states Mr. Trump was challenging state voting rules, effectively seeking to nullify votes cast in accordance with official guidelines.Republicans in Nevada asked the Justice Department late Thursday to open an investigation into voter fraud involving 3,000 ballots, a move Democrats said was based on “entirely fabricated” claims.The Justice Department declined to address the matter publicly, but its guidelines generally preclude opening criminal investigations into election-related matters until results are completed.Local Republicans included the allegation in a suit they filed in federal court seeking a change in the way Clark County, Nev., is conducting its count. A judge dismissed the case on Friday evening, when the vote count showed a 22,000-ballot lead for Mr. Biden.Michael S. Schmidt, Katie Benner and Adam Liptak contributed reporting. On Friday evening, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. agreed to the request. But the move was almost entirely for show: Pennsylvania is already segregating those ballots, counting them separately and not including them in the announced vote totals. The secretary of state, over the objections of Republicans and Mr. Trump, has said they can be counted if they arrived by 5 p.m. on Friday, in line with a state court ruling that the Supreme Court has left open the possibility of reviewing again. A state official said the ballots in question number in the thousands but not tens of thousands. – Advertisement – At the same time, allies of the president openly suggested an extreme move: to use baseless allegations of Democratic malfeasance to pressure Republican-controlled state legislatures in key states to send pro-Trump electors to the Electoral College regardless of the results of the popular vote. Officials with the Biden campaign said they would meet every legal challenge Mr. Trump brought but said they were confident that none of the cases they had seen so far seemed likely to loosen Mr. Biden’s tightening grasp on the presidency.“The Republican legal claims are utterly baseless and have failed and will continue to fail in the courts,’’ said Bob Bauer, a senior adviser to the Biden campaign. “They serve no purpose other than to echo Donald Trump’s discredited and shameful attack on the democratic process.”In a statement, the Republican Party’s chief counsel, Justin Riemer, said, “We are focused on protecting the integrity of the vote and ensuring all legally cast ballots are counted,” but he was not made available for further comment on the particulars of the party’s legal strategy.The intensive Trump effort was the endgame of a long-planned contingency in which the president planned to challenge any possible loss through claims that the voting system was “rigged” against him. The campaign has been abetted by a robust pro-Trump media ecosystem, with Mr. Trump’s own social media accounts at its center, amplifying his false claims.As the legal push has failed to make substantial headway this week it has taken on an urgent, at times desperate, tone. President Trump’s bellicose pledge to fight the outcome of the election in the courts crashed on Friday into skeptical judges, daunting Electoral College math and a lack of evidence for his claims of fraud.On a day that began with vote tallies in Georgia and Pennsylvania tipping in Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s favor, Mr. Trump’s campaign declared, “This election is not over,” as the Republican National Committee announced it had activated “legal challenge teams” in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania. And the Trump forces named a new general to lead the effort, the hardened conservative political combatant David Bossie.- Advertisement – But none of the dozen or so lawsuits they had brought in battleground states appeared to be gaining any traction in the courts. And in any case, none seemed likely to give Mr. Trump the edge he would need in vote counts in the states that will determine the outcome.In seeking to foment widespread doubt about the legitimacy of the election, Mr. Trump and his surrogates seemed less focused on substantive legal arguments that could hold up in court than on bolstering the president’s political narrative, unsupported by the facts, that he was somehow being robbed of a second term. Updated Nov. 7, 2020, 7:20 a.m. ET The former Republican Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, echoed the president’s son on Fox News, calling for the jailing of poll workers and more involvement from Attorney General William P. Barr.But in the days since the election, Mr. Barr and the Justice Department have been largely silent. After initially echoing Mr. Trump’s warnings about electoral fraud, Mr. Barr muted his statements, and Mr. Trump complained to aides about the department’s lack of action.But a supportive outside group, True the Vote — one of the most prominent promoters of the false narrative that “voter fraud” is rampant in the United States — sought to help Mr. Trump build his cases. On Friday, it announced it had formed a $1 million “Whistleblower Defense Fund” to “incentivize” witnesses to step forward with charges of malfeasance. Republicans have been unsuccessfully fighting the secretary of state’s decision to allow election officials in Pennsylvania to count mail-in ballots that arrived at their offices by Friday as long as they had postmarks from Election Day or before. The Supreme Court had twice passed up opportunities to rule on the dispute, though the case is still technically pending, giving the justices the opportunity to weigh in if they saw reason to do so. On Thursday, Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, said on Twitter, “I truly hope the @FBI/@DOJ engages immediately.” The most high-profile step of the day came when Pennsylvania Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and require election officials in the state to segregate ballots that arrived after Election Day and not to include them for now in the vote totals in the largest and most critical of the swing states.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Jonas Forejtek beats Marin Cilic to move into second round of Sofia Open | Tennis News

first_imgThe 19-year-old, who won the 2019 US Open boys’ singles competition is ranked 399th in the world and took just over an hour to beat the former world No 3 in straight sets Last Updated: 10/11/20 9:41am Jonas Forejtek was making his ATP Tour main draw debut
Jonas Forejtek was making his ATP Tour main draw debut

South Dakota governor’s Trump fundraiser appears to be funneling directly into her campaign

first_imgNBC News reports that Noem launched her “fundraising campaign” shortly after the election had been called for president-elect Joe Biden on Saturday. The site allows contributors to check the amount of their donation and includes a box to cover a processing “so 100% of my donation goes to Kristi for Governor.”Vice president of policy and litigation at Common Cause Paul S. Ryan told NBC that the chances Gov. Noem is even considering sharing the money with the Trump campaign is somewhere between zero and zero times zero. “If she were actually interested in raising money for Donald Trump’s own legal efforts, she would use a joint-fundraising committee.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Gov. Kristi Noem is overseeing the largest outbreak in the country of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. Between her state and neighboring Republican-led North Dakota, the two states have become the first two states to “surpass 100 cases per 100,000 people.” One week after Election Day, South Dakota is looking at a 35% increase in cases, an uptick in deaths due to the virus, as well as a 46% increase in hospitalizations. That’s what electing a Republican gets you these days. Oh, and no health care, so sorry you’re sick. Gov. Kristi Noem has tried nothing and nothing has worked. last_img read more

Jack Grealish earns Gareth Southgate’s trust with masterclass against Belgium | Football News

first_img“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood,” wrote George Orwell. This was the night, surely, even in a 2-0 defeat to Belgium that ended England’s Nations League hopes, that Gareth Southgate came to understand Jack Grealish.The touch that will be remembered for some time came in the 79th minute, a delicate caress with the outside of his right boot that deceived Thomas Meunier and allowed Grealish to race free. The pass to Harry Kane that followed proved it was not just for show.- Advertisement – There were plenty of them on a night when England lost but Grealish won. The debate about whether he should be in this squad is over. Discussion over whether he has a place in this team should stop too. A more fitting question is whether he is now England’s best player.This was Grealish’s competitive debut for his country, away to the world’s best team, and it would be an understatement to say that he looked at ease. The swagger was there for all to see.“You always worry when a player steps up to international level, not so much whether they will bring their club form but whether they will bring their confidence, that football arrogance,” Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports. “Just watching him in this second half it is as if he is playing for Aston Villa. Everything is going through Jack Grealish.” 5:19 2:00 Jack Grealish England Chat Thumbnail Highlights of the Nations League Group A2 match between Belgium and England There was one passage of play that summed it up. Firstly, there was a hooked pass over the top of the Belgium midfield for Declan Rice to run onto. Then came a clever angled pass to the same player that he controlled nonchalantly out of the sky with his right knee.Grealish followed that with up a quick dart between three opponents before sliding a measured pass through to Bukayo Saka inside the box. Another probing ball took out four Belgium defenders and found the feet of Kane inside the penalty area once more.It was a contribution worthy of any highlights package but this little snippet of Grealish’s quality all came in the 85th minute of a match that, by that point, he had long since taken over.“Fantastic again from Grealish in and around that box,” said Carragher. “He has been the standout performer, certainly second half, and, I think, throughout the game for England.” – Advertisement – 4:38 Jamie Redknapp and Ashley Cole analyse England’s selection and formation problems center_img  5:51 It is an example of an intelligence that should quell concerns over some oft-repeated criticisms of Grealish’s game. Some seem to bristle at the sight of him on the deck but he won seven fouls for his side against Belgium, many of them in dangerous areas. They are chances that this team will cherish in the biggest games.Others point to his tendency to hold onto the ball too long, a perverse complaint given England’s pitiful history of ball retention. Midway through the second half, he sucked so many men to him that Kyle Walker was free to shoot from the edge of the area.If the balance of the team was not quite right in the absence of two wide-forwards with pace in Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling, that is a problem for Southgate to solve.Any solution now looks likely to include Grealish.“I thought Jack had an absolutely outstanding game,” Southgate told Sky Sports. Gareth Southgate praised the performance of Jack Grealish against Belgium – Advertisement – Ashley Cole and Jamie Redknapp discuss what Jack Grealish offers this England team preview image– Advertisement – “What I saw that I knew I would see was someone with the bravery to play. He took the ball in tight areas, his techniques were good, he took players out of the game. We knew he would buy a lot of free-kicks, which, of course, he did. I just thought he was outstanding. He should be absolutely delighted with the way that he played.”Has he climbed up the England manager’s list?“Yeah, 100 per cent. Today was a great game for us to see him in and to see the level. I could not speak highly enough about his performance.”As for the man himself, even in defeat he struggled to mask his delight in producing such an impressive showing in a match that must have felt like a trial game given the speculation.“I absolutely loved it,” he told Sky Sports.“For me, this is what I have been waiting for. These are the games that I dreamed of playing in. This is what I love, the pressure of needing to play well.”Jack Grealish loved it and he is no doubt feeling that love from everyone now. But perhaps the most significant outcome of this evening in Belgium is that, however belatedly that appreciation might have come, his England manager now understands him too. That it came in a defeat should not detract from Grealish’s contribution. Two goals from outside the box scuppered England’s chances but they had their openings at the other end.Everything that they did create was instigated by him and his willingness to feed passes into the feet of Kane was something that will not have been lost on the England captain.“I really like him,” Kane told Sky Sports. “It was great to get out on the pitch with him. He is always looking for that pass forward which is great for a striker. Really positive signs.”Grealish felt that connection too“I think it just clicks with certain players,” he added. “Every time I had the ball I was trying to look for him because I know what damage he can cause in and around the box.”last_img read more

Fourth Cambodian dies of avian flu

first_imgApril 22, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A 20-year-old woman who died Tuesday in a Vietnamese hospital has been confirmed as Cambodia’s fourth victim of H5N1 avian influenza, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today.Chal Bo Pha had suffered high fever and heavy coughing for a week before leaving her home in Kampot Province to go to a hospital across the border in Tien Giang, Vietnam, AFP reported. She died there within hours.Tests at the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City confirmed that the woman died of H5N1, the hospital director, Nguyen Van Dom, told AFP. Cambodian and World Health Organization (WHO) officials quoted in the story had not yet been notified that the case was confirmed.The case brings the unofficial H5N1 case count to 90 cases, including 53 deaths, since January 2004.It also indicates that Cambodia may continue to see cases, Dr. Peter Horby, WHO epidemiologist in Hanoi, told AFP.”If the results are confirmed, it does demonstrate that in that part of Cambodia the situation is not so different from Vietnam for avian influenza and we’ll continue to see human cases,” Horby said.The woman lived in an area where many poultry had died of an unknown illness, relatives reportedly told the doctor quoted by AFP. She had eaten chicken before falling ill.Health officials in Cambodia are continuing education efforts, particularly in Kampot Province, where all four known H5N1 victims lived.Megge Miller, a WHO official in Cambodia, told AFP that officials in two areas of Kampot are teaching health center staff and local health volunteers how to identify avian flu. She said workers are being instructed to notify the provincial health department if they see someone who has a fever, cough, and difficult breathing after having contact with poultry that recently died.last_img read more

Egypt reports another H5N1 case

first_imgMar 15, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Egyptian authorities reported a case of H5N1 avian influenza in a 10-year-old girl yesterday, marking the country’s seventh case this year and 25th overall.The girl was admitted to a hospital in Aswan, 450 kilometers south of Cairo, Mar 13, with fever and muscle pains, according to a Reuters report based on information from MENA, the state news agency.An Egyptian health ministry laboratory in Cairo confirmed the girl’s infection, according to a Kuwait News Agency story quoting a ministry spokesman, Abdul-Rahman Shahin. The girl’s condition improved after she was treated with oseltamivir, he said.Hassan al-Bushra, a regional communicable disease official with the World Health Organization (WHO), said the case occurred in an urban area, according to the Reuters story.The WHO has not yet included the girl’s case in its H5N1 tally for Egypt. The WHO’s global count is 278 cases with 168 deaths. Thirteen of Egypt’s cases have been fatal.Meanwhile, Shahin said the 4-year-old boy who was identified Mar 11 as Egypt’s 24th H5N1 case-patient has recovered and was to be discharged from a hospital today, according to the Kuwait News Agency story.In other developments, an Egyptian agriculture official said avian flu had been found on nine farms in Egypt where the poultry had been vaccinated, according to a Mar 14 Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said almost 10,000 of 41,684 birds raised on the farms had died since the beginning of this year.A UN Food and Agriculture Organization official, who also spoke anonymously, told AFP the situation was not alarming. “No vaccine is 100% effective,” he said.last_img read more

Zagreb County has announced a tender for co-financing the organization of events

first_imgFor cities and municipalities, chambers, associations of craftsmen and tourist boards from its area, the Zagreb County has provided 200.000 kuna to co-finance the organization of events related to entrepreneurship. The tender is open until the funds are used up, and no later than December 1, 2017.Within the Tender, two types of grants are awarded for co-financing the organization of events in the Zagreb County i for organizing a joint appearance of Zagreb County entrepreneurs at events. A joint performance is considered to be the performance of three or more economic entities from the Zagreb County, which are not related by ownership.Funds for both types of support can amount to up to 75% of eligible costs, and up to a maximum of 50.000 kuna for chambers, associations of craftsmen and the tourist board. Local self-government units receive the same maximum amount of support of HRK 50.000, and the percentage of the project value ultimately depends on the development index of an individual city and municipality.Entrepreneurship-related events, within the meaning of this Tender, are fairs, exhibitions, competitions and similar events related to entrepreneurship organized with the intention of presenting entrepreneurs and associations of entrepreneurs, promoting or evaluating their products and services.In addition to the aforementioned Tender, a tender worth HRK 200.000 for the award of grants to entrepreneurs for participation in events is underway. As they point out from the Zagreb County, the funds are intended for small businesses, crafts, companies and for-profit institutions based in the Zagreb County. The grant can amount to up to 50% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of HRK 7.500 for appearances at events in Croatia and a maximum of HRK 25.000 for appearances at events abroad.See details and how to apply for the competition herelast_img read more

Croatia – full of Champions, a campaign that should start today!

first_imgEveryone is surprised that Croatia, such a small country, is in the finals of the most popular sporting event in the world, the World Cup.We got attention and we got the world interested, Bleacher Report which are read by millions of people yesterday announced that we are the smallest country in terms of population that has reached the finals since the 1930 World Cup.According to the research MediaToolkita after the match with England, more texts about Croatia were published on the Internet than have been published in its entire history since its establishment. After the victory over Russia, a graph was published where it can be seen that it was 20.000 posts half an hour after the game on the web. After meeting with Russia 118.482 times we mentioned, after the victory over England nearly 300.000. What will be after the final?Everyone is exploring CroatiaCNTB records an increase in site visits of even 250% compared to last year, on the cover is a shortened version of the video of our footballers who will be in the finals of the World Cup. The markets that record the growth of site visits are:thallium, USA, Russia, India, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France and the UK.During yesterday’s campaign from the CNTB, they used it  microtargeting, according to the principle of geolocation – in the area of ​​Luzhniki Stadium, and after that in the whole of Moscow.The eye narrowed 250.000 views on YouTube and 74.000 views on Facebook.And yet…I honestly think that we were all a little surprised by the success of our national team and that everyone, as ugly as it may sound, was unprepared for this final.As far as I know, we don’t have any campaign on the field around the stadium, no guerrilla promotion, and we are in the finals and the focus is on us. We haven’t put together any stories and links to the countries we play with. We were able to put together stories and links with Russia, England and France, for example, and target their fans.Although we are perceived as a sports nation because of these things, unfortunately we have never used sports in the right way in the promotion of Croatia. There were nice ideas and sporadic attempts, but without strategy and innovation.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Full of ChampionsThe slogan of the CNTB, Full of life, is arranged so that it can be easily changed and adapted to various campaigns. For example, instead of life you can add: nature, islands, culture, sun…I suggest that now, immediately after the World Cup, launch a campaign with the slogan: Croatia – Full of Champions!Why? I have already mentioned how sport brings us a lot of publicity and how people know about us through sports. We have great athletes such as: Goran Ivanišević, Borna Ćorić, Mirko Filipović, Stipe Drvis, Stipe MioÄ iÄ ‡, Blanka Vlasic, Janica Kostelić, Ivica Kostelić, Sandra Perković, Barbara Matić, Sara Kolak, Tin Srbić, Robert Seligman, sisters Zaninović, brothers Sinkovic, Duje Draganja, Filip Hrgović, Mihovil Španja… There are also our football, handball and water polo teams.All these successes were achieved by the state, which has about 4 million inhabitants, all these athletes are responsible for our recognition and they are all champions.With a campaign like this and athletes who would support it on all social networks, and on the wave of this success of our national football team, we would achieve great results!Targeting by marketsA great thing could be done with targeting certain markets, according to the popularity of sports.In countries where water polo is popular, promotion can go through our water polo team, in countries where skiing is popular, promotion can go with Janica and Ivica Kostelic, in England there can be promotion through Goran Ivanisevic, in Japan there can be promotion through Mirko Filipovic…CNTB has statistics in which city and county most guests come from certain countries… and you can go there with targeted creative campaigns.If ever there was a time to invest money in promotion, it is today!The hardest thing is to motivate people to take an interest in you – and we have that right now. We need to increase our presence now that everyone already knows about us, it will be very difficult for us to get this opportunity again.Where does the money for that make you wonder? Our tourism grew by 14% in the first three months, so why not invest that money in promotion, which would continue to grow next year. Instead of spending it on patching up the budget and then expecting growth next year on its own.Published by: Marijan Palić, expert in digital marketing and new technologies, CEO @ Eclectic.Digital If you want to think out loud, get in touch Only through argumentative and constructive discussion can we grow and develop as a society, a profession and as individuals.,If you want to think out loud, get in touch Only through argumentative and constructive discussion can we grow and develop as a society, a profession and as individuals.last_img read more