US Election Results: Trump camp says legal fight just began

first_imgShe made a flurry of allegations of election corruption, although no evidence of systemic fraud that might have influenced the result has emerged. media caption“My message to Republican friends” “This election is not over,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told a news conference. “Far from it.” Top Republicans have largely refused to pressure Mr Trump to concede the election. What is the Trump campaign alleging? – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Ms McEnany told reporters: “We have only begun the process of obtaining an accurate, honest vote count.” Senate leader Mitch McConnell lashed Democrats on Monday over the matter. The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit on Monday in a Pennsylvania federal court, seeking an emergency injunction to stop state officials from certifying Mr Biden’s victory in the state. The state’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro called the lawsuit “meritless”. US President Donald Trump’s allies have vowed the legal battle to contest Joe Biden’s projected presidential election victory is only just beginning. He added: “The president has every right to look into allegations and to request recounts under the law and notably the Constitution gives no role in this process to wealthy media corporations.” According to the Inquirer, some Pennsylvania counties allowed voters to correct mistakes on incorrectly submitted votes, while others did not. Biden tells Americans: I implore you, wear a maskElection results in maps and charts The General Services Administration, which manages federal agencies, has held off on allowing Biden aides to formally begin the transition, saying no “ascertainment” on an election winner had yet been made. On Monday, the US Department of Justice reportedly authorised state prosecutors to investigate alleged voting irregularities in the presidential election. Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said they had collected 131 affidavits, or signed legal statements under oath, in Michigan as part of their investigation into alleged election irregularities. “If the shoe were on the other foot,” she said, “if it were this close the other way, if President Trump was in the lead in all these states, and the media would be screaming, ‘This isn’t over’.” US election 2020 read more

Governor Wolf Criticizes FEMA Denial of Western PA Disaster Declaration Request Appeal

first_img Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial of the July 2018 appeal for a major disaster declaration for damages from western Pennsylvania’s February through April severe weather that included flooding and landslides:“The federal government chose to ignore geological experts’ information regarding the cumulative damage from multiple western Pennsylvania storms and resultant landslides,” Gov. Wolf said. “The commonwealth provided extensive information on the likelihood that the damage from these storms and landslides was related; it appears FEMA chose to ignore that evidence and has denied the appeal submitted.“This string of severe storms and series of landslides across much of western Pennsylvania stretched our commonwealth resources well beyond their limits, causing stress on local budgets, too. I vowed to appeal after the initial request denial, which we did, only to be faced with a second denial.“Federal assistance exists to help after state and local resources are overextended and that was most definitely the case for this continuous stretch of unprecedented weather and geologic events that devastated much of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties in winter and early spring and early summer.“FEMA chose to look at this string of severe landslides as separate incidents. And therefore, none of the landslides individually would meet the threshold for a declaration. FEMA ignored the fact, however, that these landslides were relentless. Damage and costs escalated with each subsequent storm. Geological experts agreed the landslides were connected as ‘a historic and unprecedented singular geological event’.”The total costs associated with the request, which was sent in late June, was $22 million.A major disaster declaration through the Federal Emergency Management Agency provides federal funding to local, county and state governments, as well as certain eligible non-profits in those counties through the Public Assistance program. Applicants can be reimbursed up to 75 percent of the costs incurred on eligible expenses, which can include but are not limited to: payroll, contracts, repairs to damaged or destroyed infrastructure, equipment rentals and materials. October 15, 2018 Governor Wolf Criticizes FEMA Denial of Western PA Disaster Declaration Request Appealcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Saudi Arabia to host world’s richest horse race

first_img Loading… “Racing routinely sees male and female riders compete on a level playing field and we are proud to continue this great tradition at King Abdulaziz Racecourse during Saudi Cup weekend.” The Saudi Cup field is weighed more towards the United States entrants, who race on dirt more often than European racehorses. A top contender is McKinzie, which was runner-up in the prestigious Breeder’s Cup Classic last year, and trained by Bob Baffert who has an excellent record in the Dubai World Cup with three victories in total. Another American runner Maximum Security won the Kentucky Derby last year but was then disqualified and has not shown much since. – Reputation revamp – Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s sports push is designed to lure international tourists and boost domestic spending as the OPEC kingpin seeks to diversify its oil-reliant economy. The kingdom also hosted the Dakar Rally, one of motor racing’s most gruelling adventure rallies, earlier this year as well as the Italian and Spanish super cup finals last year – with the added attraction of football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Activists accuse Saudi rulers of “sportswashing” – using such events as a tool to soften their international image. And in a country where two-thirds of the population is under 30, critics say the sporting drive is aimed at blunting public frustration over an economic downturn and soaring youth unemployment. While Saudi women now have the right to drive, campaigners say jailed activists who spearheaded the push for a ban on the long-standing restriction have faced sexual harassment and torture in detention. Read Also: Greece, UEFA vow to clean up Greek football The brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in 2018, the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and a sweeping crackdown on dissent have also dented the kingdom’s reputation. “The amount of money spent on those events is… an investment in Saudi Arabia’s PR campaign to improve its image that was tarnished by a number of policy missteps,” said Yasmine Farouk, a Middle East expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsThe Best Tarantino Movie YetWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Saudi Arabia this week hosts the world’s richest horse race, with $20 million in cash prizes on offer in the latest international sports extravaganza designed to boost its battered global image. Jockeys compete at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in the Saudi capital Riyadh The ultra-conservative kingdom has in recent years invested heavily in sporting events, in a soft power push designed to project a more moderate image and jettison a reputation for rights abuses and the export of hardline ideology. The Saudi Cup, expected to attract about 10,000 spectators, takes place at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack on February 29 with the main race run over 1,800m on a dirt track with a maximum field of 14. The winner will walk away with $10 million, second place with $3.5 million and even the 10th place finisher will go away with something. The Saudi Cup includes another seven races on dirt and turf with prizes worth $9.2 million up for grabs. “We are taking the first steps on a journey to bring the domestic racing product on a par with our international counterparts,” said Tom Ryan, director of strategy and international racing at the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia. The event will “increase the sport’s following inside Saudi Arabia, as well as opening up the industry to international horses and connections to make our mark on global racing,” he said. Saudi journalist Mugbel al-Zabni, who writes for Arriyadiyah sports daily, said the event plays to Saudi culture, in a kingdom where the horse is considered a symbol of its heritage. – Glitzy rivals – The Saudi Cup is set to take place in between its two predecessors as the world’s richest race – the Pegasus World Cup in the United States and the Dubai World Cup which are scheduled one month either side. The Pegasus World Cup was the richest in the world in 2018 worth $16 million surpassing the $12 million Dubai World Cup, but it was only worth $9 million this year. The big name jockeys at the Saudi Cup include Italian legend Frankie Dettori and Britain’s Ryan Moore. The Racing Post said that Nicola Currie is one of seven international female jockeys who will make history by becoming the first women to ride in a competitive race in Saudi Arabia. Currie and her fellow female riders are to compete on Friday in a four race points-based challenge with seven male riders led by Dettori. “We’re delighted to welcome some of the best jockeys in the business to compete,” the Post quoted Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal, chairman of the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, as saying.last_img read more

Ramsey hopes to build on FA Cup win

first_img QPR forward Loic Remy, rated at £8million, is a potential target, having spent last season on loan at Newcastle, along with Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender. Wenger is set to return to club duties following the World Cup final, when Arsenal will press on with their pre-season plans, which include a trip to New York at the end of the month. The Gunners will host the Emirates Cup at the start of August, before tackling Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley in the Community Shield. Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed to radio reporters during Tuesday night’s World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany in Belo Horizonte, where he was working as a pundit for French television, that the Emirates Stadium club were close to a deal for Sanchez. Sources in Spain now suggest Barcelona have agreed to an improved fee in the region of £28million for the 25-year-old, with their main summer transfer target, Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, expected to head to the Nou Camp in the coming days. Press Association Sport understands constructive talks with Sanchez’s representatives are continuing, although any official announcement from Arsenal is not expected until all formal processes have been completed. Confirmation over Debuchy’s £10million switch from Newcastle, however, could come sooner, as Arsenal aim to bring in a replacement for Bacary Sagna, who left on a free transfer to Manchester City. Ramsey, meanwhile, was one of several players not involved in World Cup duty to return for the start of pre-season training at London Colney this week. The 23-year-old took part in a question and answer session on the official Twitter channel of club sponsor Emirates airline on Wednesday afternoon, and spoke of his determination to build on last season’s success. “I think now that we’ve won the FA Cup this team has become hungrier to win things. I’m sure we’ll give it a good go,” said Ramsey, whose goal in extra-time secured a 3-2 win over Hull and ended Arsenal’s nine-season trophy drought. “(I am looking forward to) just getting back into it and playing every week. “Hopefully we can have a successful year and win a few things” While bringing in Sanchez, who also had interest from Liverpool and Juventus, would present something of a personal coup for Wenger – said to have spoken to the player face-to-face while in Brazil – Arsenal also need other reinforcements. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey feels there is a ‘hunger’ about Arsenal to build on their FA Cup success next season, when the Gunners look set to be bolstered by Chile winger Alexis Sanchez and France defender Mathieu Debuchy. Press Associationlast_img read more

Young Syracuse attackers hardened by freshman inconsistencies, set to carry Orange in 2014

first_imgIn 2013, Syracuse stood on the fringe of Atlantic Coast Conference contention. It boasted a young and talented attack — the kind that could beat a team one night, and come up empty the next.It was the kind of team that would get just one shot on goal against Notre Dame, but also the kind that would defeat Connecticut, a nationally ranked power, just four days later.Its entire offense was in its first season. The options were plentiful, though hardly refined.“We’ve got guys with full college seasons under their belt,” junior goalkeeper Alex Bono said. “It’s going to be important that we keep working on the system, working on the way we’re going to play. We’ll improve that way.”What was a group defined by its youth returns for another go-round in the ACC — this time with more experience. Though the young offense was far from prolific last season, finishing third-to-last in goals during conference games, it does return 96.6 percent of its goal-scoring roster from last season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd 20 of the 30 goals scored came from the 2013 freshman crop of Emil Ekblom, Chris Nanco and Alex Halis.“I think as a coaching staff, we’ve got some headaches,” McIntyre said, “because I think we’ve got some options this year.”The Orange had suffered eight losing seasons in the last nine years before its run to the round of 16 in 2012. Now just one year removed from its first season as a member of the ACC, Syracuse has begun to develop a stable core to its offense.Moving to the premier men’s soccer conference bolstered its recruiting for last year, but because of that, nearly all of SU’s top offensive players were getting their first taste of college soccer.And while the returners bring valuable experience, so does one of its newer players. Julian Buescher, a midfielder, is making his first appearance for the Orange but already has proven capability.He comes in as a 21 year-old freshman from Germany. In his first exhibition game he scored Syracuse’s first goal. McIntyre said he’s going to be a fan favorite.Buescher said that he’s trying to work himself into the offense.“We have to (get) the balance right,” Buescher said. “We (have) a lot of points that we have to work on.”As an offense, Syracuse’s 30 goals ranked fifth in the ACC, but only 12 of those came in its 11 conference games.Syracuse proved that it could win. It was victorious in all seven of its nonconference games, and eventually defeated two nationally ranked programs at SU Soccer Stadium.But the bright flashes of 2013 were more of an indication than anything else — a stepping-stone for an attack that is in transition.This season, though, is about showing that last season truly was a prelude.“We’re up for the challenge, we know every game during the season has postseason ramifications,” McIntyre said “…We can show (consistency) and find a way to kind of roll our sleeves up and get some points at the stadium, as well as on the road.” Comments Published on August 26, 2014 at 1:32 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wet conditions cause lack of offense in No. 3 Syracuse men’s soccer’s scoreless tie with No. 4 North Carolina

first_imgTwo of the country’s premier offenses met head-to-head Friday, yet neither produced any sort of offensive fire. Syracuse boasts the most-balanced attack in the conference. North Carolina is second, and had scored nine goals in its last two games.But steady mist created slick playing conditions, which led to a scoreless match that lasted 110 minutes and spanned regulation and two overtime periods. A couple of moments of heavier rainfall made passing — let alone scoring — difficult for the top 5 teams.It was a game masked in turnovers, few long runs and virtually zero offensive flow. Neither No. 3 Syracuse (8-1-1, 2-1-1 Atlantic Coast) nor No. 4 North Carolina (7-1-1, 3-0-1) scored in the double-overtime stalemate Friday night at SU Soccer Stadium. They combined for only seven shots on goal.Tony D. Curtis | Staff PhotographerAdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I say finally,” Syracuse midfielder Mo Adams said. “This weather reminds me of England … But in these kinds of conditions, it’s difficult to get the ball down in play, and you have to be careful.”Adams, who hails from England, is used to wet conditions. But this was Syracuse’s first wet match of the season, and it happened to come against one of the country’s best defenses — one that has allowed only four goals through nine games.The conditions helped both defenses. Players dribbling the ball skidded on runs, falling to the side or having to dish the ball away early. Passes were far from crisp.There were few give-and-go duos and breakaways were rare. Instead the wet grass bred sloppy play, sometimes forcing weak passes or extra cautiousness that halted any chance of scoring.Syracuse and UNC on several occasions settled for a safer play, getting the ball behind the defense rather than advancing at a quick pace.“It’s always difficult for defenders that worked hard to try and turn the ball over,” Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said. “Connecting passes was hard.”With less than a minute left in the first half, SU freshman forward Johannes Pieles headed a ball, then fell flat on his face. Later, he crouched to one knee when receiving a pass around midfield. It made him more stable and accurate with his reception and dish.Syracuse senior defender Louis Cross ran toward the UNC sideline in aggressive pursuit before slipping into mud. Just about every player turned the ball over or fell, leading to a slowed offense or turnover.To his amusement, Sergio Camargo accidentally did a split.Players wore soft ground cleats, as they do for all games in the rain. But the cleats only helped to a certain extent.About 20 minutes in, an opposing player stepped on Kenny Lassiter’s right toe amid a scramble. Lassiter, a redshirt junior forward, exited the game — his second start of the year. He did not reenter.Lassiter came back onto the field about seven minutes into the second half on crutches, but Syracuse associate head coach Jukka Masalin said he has only a swelled up right foot and should be back for Tuesday’s game.“It makes it a dangerous game,” Camargo said of the slick conditions. “Especially the way we like to play today, out of the back with our defenders coming up. But we almost couldn’t do that today because they were pressuring us so hard and the rain was coming down a lot, making the ground slick.” Comments Published on October 1, 2016 at 1:32 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

‘Ronaldo Alarm’ for Juve ahead of Champions League quarters

first_img0Shares0000“I’m not worried” said Cristiano Ronaldo after picking up a thigh injury in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier draw with Serbia © AFP / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAMILAN, Italy, Mar 26 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s thigh injury picked up during Portugal’s 1-1 Euro 2020 qualifier draw with Serbia has sparked alarm in Italy ahead of Juventus’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Ajax in two weeks’ time.The 34-year-old Juve attacker hobbled off 30 minutes into Monday’s stalemate after pulling up chasing a ball on the left wing, and Turin-based daily Tuttosport launched a “Ronaldo Alarm” on Tuesday, while Gazzetta Dello Sport headlined with “CR7 Worry”. Juventus travel to Amsterdam for the first leg of their quarter-final clash with the Dutch side on April 10 with the return leg on April 16, and the absence of Ronaldo would be a huge blow for the Turin giants after he dragged them past Atletico Madrid in the last 16 with a return-leg hat-trick earlier this month.Recovery time for a thigh injury varies from up to 10 days for a slight problem to three months, but Ronaldo quickly moved to reassure everyone that he would soon shake off the knock.“I’m not worried. I know my body. I believe that in no more than two weeks I’ll be fine,” Ronaldo told reporters.“We have to wait 24 to 48 hours”.The Portuguese star is set to undergo tests on Wednesday or Thursday, either in Lisbon or at Juve’s medical centre in Turin.– Resilient Ronaldo –Ronaldo’s absence would be blow for Juventus after he fired them to the Champions League quarters earlier this month © AFP / Marco BERTORELLORonaldo was rested two weeks ago when the Italian champions suffered their first league defeat this season, 2-0 against Genoa in their last game before the international break.But Juventus have a comfortable 15 point-lead on the top of the Serie A table and are on course for an eighth consecutive Scudetto.Juventus signed the five-time Champions League winner last summer for 100 million euros ($117 million) to end their search for the title they last won in 1996.His hat-trick against Atletico sealed a place in the quarter-finals with a 3-2 aggregate win after being two goals down after the first leg.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has rarely been injured during his long career.He suffered two injuries to his left ankle in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, with his last serious injury a cruciate ligament sprain in his left knee during the Euro 2016 final, won by Portugal against hosts France.The Genoa defeat was the only time Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri has rested Ronaldo this season but he has other strike options available, including Argentine Paulo Dybala, who has been overshadowed by Ronaldo this season, and rising start Moise Kean, 19, fresh from scoring his first international goal with Italy against Finland.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more