Jason Allen Alexander, who was infamously married to Britney Spears for 55 hours, was among Trump supporters protesting in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
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UFC 260 is taking shape after UFC president Dana White on Saturday confirmed that it will feature a heavyweight title bout in addition to the already revealed featherweight championship. Expected to take place on March 27 at a location yet to be revealed, White said that a deal is done for Francis Ngannou to finally get his shot at heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Miocic vs. Ngannou is expected to headline UFC 260, which also features Alexander Volkanovski defending his featherweight belt against Brian Ortega. UFC 260 Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Ngannou had his first crack at Miocic at UFC 220 in January of 2018. He had been shredding the opposition en route to the title shot, finishing all six of his UFC opponents, five of them by way of knockout. Miocic, however, proved too much for Ngannou, winning a unanimous decision. After then losing to Derrick Lewis, Ngannou has redeemed himself by knocking out his last four opponents, which include two former UFC heavyweight champions in Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez. Miocic has fought just three times since his victory over Ngannou, all three bouts were against Daniel Cormier. He lost the title to Cormier after defeating Ngannou, but recaptured the belt from him in August of 2019 and then defended it against Cormier in August of 2020. Why Max Holloway doesn't get a shot at Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 260 Volkanovski won the UFC featherweight title from Max Holloway in a close, but unanimous decision victory in December of 2019. He defended it in an immediate rematch in July of 2020, this time by split decision. Holloway has a stranglehold on the No. 1 ranking after dominating Calvin Kattar on Saturday. White went so far as to say that he deserves another shot at Volkanovski, but the next defense will be against No. 2 ranked Ortega at UFC 260 before Holloway gets another shot at regaining the belt. TRENDING > Rankings Review: Does Conor McGregor deserve his UFC ranking? UFC Fight Island 7: Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar Recap (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Rohit Chopra to be the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tapping a progressive ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren to helm the agency whose creation she championed. Chopra, now a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission, helped launch the consumer agency after the 2008-09 financial crisis and served as deputy director, where he sounded the alarm about skyrocketing levels of student loan debt. The pick comes as Democrats are eyeing ways to provide student loan relief to millions of Americans as part of a COVID-19 relief package. Biden announced the move Monday, along with his intent to nominate Gary Gensler, a former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as the next chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gensler, a former Goldman Sachs banker, tightened oversight of the complex financial transactions that helped cause the Great Recession. Biden's choice of an expert with experience as a strong markets regulator during the financial crisis to lead the SEC signals a goal of turning the Wall Street watchdog agency toward an activist role after a deregulatory stretch during the Trump administration. Consumer and investor advocate groups praised the selections of Gensler and Chopra. Gensler, now a professor of economics and management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, was an assistant Treasury secretary in the Clinton administration and later headed the CFTC during Barack Obama’s term. With a background of having worked for nearly 20 years at Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs, Gensler surprised many by being a tough regulator of big banks as CFTC chairman. Fluent in the nexus between politics and economic policy, Gensler was chief financial officer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign against Donald Trump and an economic adviser to Obama in his 2008 presidential bid. Gensler has been a leader and adviser of Biden’s transition team responsible for the Federal Reserve, banking issues and securities regulation. Jay Clayton, a former Wall Street lawyer who headed the SEC during the Trump administration, presided over a deregulatory push to soften rules affecting Wall Street and the financial markets, as Trump pledged when he took office. Rules under the Dodd-Frank law that tightened the reins on banks and Wall Street in the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession were nipped in. “Gensler will tip the SEC away from making it easy for companies to raise money and toward protecting unsophisticated investors," said Erik Gordon, an assistant professor of business at the University of Michigan. “His history in the Obama administration leaves him few friends on the Republican side — and he probably doesn’t care." The senior Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, said Gensler's receptiveness to new financial technologies and cryptocurrency are positive. But he added, “I fear Democrats want to steer the (SEC) away from bipartisan common ground in an attempt to achieve their most partisan goals." Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, the senior Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee who is set to become its chairman, said Gensler's record as a regulator “demonstrates that he will hold bad actors accountable and put the interests of working families first." Brown said Chopra will return the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to its central mission of protecting consumers and also will “ensure the agency plays a leading role in combatting racial inequities in our financial system." The CFPB was created at Warren's behest as an independent agency by the Dodd-Frank law. Its director was given broad latitude to act alone, without winning agreement from members of an agency board. While it enforces consumer-protection laws, the CFPB also gained powers to scrutinize the practices of virtually any business selling financial products and services: credit card companies, payday lenders, mortgage servicers, debt collectors, for-profit colleges, auto lenders, money-transfer agents. Chopra was a deputy to its first director, Richard Cordray, as the agency undertook enforcement actions against an array of companies large and small, and returned tens of billions of dollars to consumers harmed by illegal practices. The CFPB became a keen target of conservative Republicans. Trump named then-White House budget director Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the CFPB when Cordray left in November 2017. Mulvaney had been a vocal critic of the consumer agency and made deep changes to it, softening regulations on payday loans, for example, and pulling back on enforcement efforts. The agency has been led by Trump appointee Kathy Kraninger since December 2018. As one of two Democratic commissioners on the five-member Federal Trade Commission, Chopra has been an outspoken critic of practices by big companies, especially tech giant Facebook. He has lodged strong dissents on FTC actions against the company for privacy violations and alleged anti-competitive conduct, saying they didn't go far enough. Marcy Gordon And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — North America's perennial pipeline debate erupted anew Monday as president-elect Joe Biden's Day 1 plan to kill off the Keystone XL project cast a pall over hopes for a fresh start to the Canada-U.S. relationship. Critics cheered and champions fumed at word Biden's first day in the White House would likely end — for now — a politically fraught plan to send more than 800,000 added barrels a day of Canadian bitumen to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Those in Washington who cultivate and monitor the at-times-fragile ties between the two countries wondered, publicly and privately, about what the decision might portend. If nothing else, it likely points to the return of a more familiar cross-border dynamic, said Eric Miller, a Canada-U.S. expert and president of the D.C.-based Rideau Potomac Strategy Group. "We can take from it that, as a going-in proposition, the Biden administration is probably not going to be inclined to work with Canada on things that Canada wants, but it will be happy to work with Canada on things that it wants," Miller said. "To some extent, this is a return to form, where Canada often finds itself in a position where it has to fight hard to get changes made." A hard fight, including in court should it come to that, is exactly what Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is promising. "The United States government owes Canada the respect to at least sit down with us and talk about this vital project in the broader context," said Kenney, whose government gave the project a $1.5-billion infusion last year. "Surely the relationship between Canada and the United States is worth at least having that discussion." Biden's plan is outlined in transition documents seen by The Canadian Press. They suggest he intends to sign an executive order on inauguration day to rescind the presidential permit for the pipeline issued in 2019 by President Donald Trump. The decision is less surprising than the timing. Biden's campaign had already promised to block the project, but making it a symbolic Day 1 move — an effort to satisfy the combative progressive wing of the Democrats — stings. Perrin Beatty, president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, urged the incoming administration to think twice. Such a decision "would strain relations between our two countries and waste an opportunity to work together on a shared U.S.-Canada strategy to fight climate change," Beatty said in a statement. "We ask President Biden to take time to analyze this innovative project and its role in spurring a green transition to a healthier economy." The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters also voiced concern about the looming threat of Buy American, Biden's promise to prioritize U.S.-based workers, manufacturers and suppliers in the coming effort to rebuild the U.S. economy. "Excluding each other from our respective government procurement markets could seriously hurt our precarious economic recovery," said CME president and CEO Dennis Darby. Kenney and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe say halting construction on the controversial project will be disastrous for both the Canadian and U.S. economies. In hopes of winning favour with Biden, pipeline owner TC Energy Corp. confirmed Sunday an ambitious plan to spend $1.7 billion US on a solar, wind and battery-powered operating system for the pipeline to ensure it is zero-emission by 2030. Moe, meanwhile, is mobilizing his government's Washington network and urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to meet with Biden as soon as possible. Trudeau has stayed mum so far, leaving it to Canada's ambassador to the U.S., Kirsten Hillman, to sing the project's praises in the most diplomatic way possible. Trudeau's political critics, meanwhile, have pounced. Federal Green Leader Annamie Paul accused the Liberals of hypocrisy, paying lip service to climate change while they go ahead with three drilling projects off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The three projects, about 350 kilometres east of St. John's, were approved following an extensive environmental assessment, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said last week. "Please do not allow them to to fool you into thinking that these are the only jobs that are possible for you," Paul said. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, meanwhile, warned the federal government away from backing Kenney's legal fight. "I don’t think that's a good use of our time. That’s not a good use of our resources," Singh said. "We should be finding ways to create good jobs for these workers that are long-lasting and help us fight the climate crisis." This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 18, 2021. James McCarten, The Canadian Press
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MONTREAL — The Boeing 737 MAX can return to Canadian airspace beginning Wednesday, Transport Canada says, concluding nearly two years of government review after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the planes grounded worldwide. The planes will be permitted to fly as long as they meet conditions specified by Transport Canada in December, including allowing pilots to disable a faulty warning system that was found to be central to two deadly crashes in 2018 and 2019. "Canadians and the airline industry can rest assured that Transport Canada has diligently addressed all safety issues prior to permitting this aircraft to return to service in Canadian airspace," Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said. The measures go beyond those announced by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in November, which required Boeing to make changes to the computer systems inside the plane and required pilots to undergo training in flight simulators. The announcement Monday caps a recertification process without precedent in the history of modern aviation. The planes have been grounded since March 2019 following the crashes of a Lion Air flight near Jakarta on Oct. 29, 2018, and an Ethiopian Airlines flight on March 10, 2019, killing a total of 346 people. Investigators determined that the cause of the crashes was a faulty computer system that pushed the plane’s nose downward in flight and couldn’t be overridden by pilots. Canada had been one of the last countries to ground the MAX, banning it only after the European Union, U.K. and Australia had already done so. An inquiry by the U.S. Congress found that missteps at Boeing and the FAA led to the computer malfunction going undetected. The investigation found shortcomings within both Boeing, which it said compromised safety to maximize profits, and the FAA, which it said exercised inadequate oversight over the aircraft’s approval. Other planes have been grounded after crashes, but flight suspensions have never lasted as long as for the MAX, which was being independently recertified by aviation authorities such as the European Union Aviation Safety and the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Prior to the MAX crashes, civil aviation authorities had typically gone along with the approvals of other countries, with limited independent oversight into the safety of the aircraft. But the scrutiny of the MAX, including the role of the U.S. regulator, could usher in an era of more intensive reviews by regulators looking to avoid repeating their mistakes. “Regulators such as Transport Canada have learned that they have to be much more careful, much more cautious and much less trusting,” said Joel Morin, an aviation consultant for To70. The U.S. approved the MAX's return to service in November, and the first commercial flights in the U.S. took off in December. European regulators have said they could formally approve the aircraft for flight as soon as this month. The Chinese government, which was the first to ground the MAX after the crashes, said in November that it had no set timetable for approving the jet, citing lingering safety concerns. "The industry has full confidence in the aircraft as it returns to service," said Mike McNaney, president and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada. "This is the most thoroughly reviewed aircraft in the history of commercial aviation, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to fly on the 737 MAX in the near future." WestJet spokeswoman Lauren Stewart said the carrier's MAX aircraft have been updated with the required modifications, which have been approved by Transport Canada. She added that all pilot training will be completed prior to flight and that each aircraft will be flown on a validation flight before returning to service. Air Canada and Sunwing, which also operate the MAX, didn't immediately comment on their plans for returning the aircraft to service. The aircraft’s approval in Canada will help struggling airlines, which rely on the smaller, fuel-efficient MAX for long flights. But Canada’s carriers now face a new challenge: convincing consumers to actually fly on the aircraft, a task made even more daunting by the COVID-19 pandemic. Surveys have shown that people are still skittish about the MAX. A survey of 1,757 flyers conducted by Barclays in May found that 21 per cent would never fly on a MAX and 23 per cent planned to wait a year or more before doing so. Restoring public confidence in the MAX will be key as airlines look to capitalize on an anticipated recovery in demand this summer, when a COVID-19 vaccine is expected to become available for many Canadians. Air Canada, the country’s largest carrier, has 24 MAX aircraft in its fleet, while WestJet and Sunwing have 13 and four, respectively. “That airplane is going to have to prove itself once again to the marketplace,” said John Gradek, a lecturer at McGill University and the head of its Global Aviation Leadership Program. “There’s going to have to be a very concerted effort on the part of the aviation industry, both Boeing as well as the operators, to try to get people to feel confident that it’s OK to fly on the 737 MAX.” That effort could involve testimonials from passengers or flights that demonstrate the capabilities of the MAX, showing the improvements that have been made to the plane, Gradek said. In the U.S., the battle to sway public opinion has already begun, with American Airlines conducting a public flight on Dec. 2 with members of the media aboard. American Airlines also said in December that it has begun announcing aircraft types during boarding so that passengers are aware if they are flying on a MAX, and will alert passengers if they are set to fly on one due to a schedule change. Morin said transparency from airlines, regulators and Boeing will be key to rebuilding consumer confidence in the aircraft, which would involve communicating what originally went wrong with the MAX and what steps the industry had taken to ensure it won’t happen again. Morin added that the efforts to restore trust in the MAX will be part of a broader effort by the aviation industry to show that flying is safe, even with fear of catching COVID making people reluctant to board aircraft. The industry “won’t be able to go back, flip a switch and time travel us back a year,” Morin said. “It’ll have to be a hand-holding exercise.” This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 18, 2020. 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On 23 November 2020, MT Højgaard Holding A/S announced that a share buy-back programme of an aggregated price of up to DKK 15,000,000 was launched with the purpose to meet obligations arising from the company’s share-based incentive programme. The share buy-back programme is executed pursuant to the so-called ”Safe Harbour” provisions in Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of 16 April 2014 (MAR) and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of 8 March 2016. The programme will end no later than on 30 September 2021. The following transactions have been executed from 11 January to 15 January 2021: Number ofshares Average purchaseprice (DKK) Transactionvalue (DKK) Accumulated, last announcement 14,820 159.76 2.367.601 11 January 202112 January 202113 January 202114 January 202115 January 2021 500300300400400 188.60188.92187.58188.00185.48 94,30056,67656,27475,20074,192 Accumulated under the programme 16,720 2,724,243 A detailed overview of transactions executed during the period 11 January 2021– 15 January 2021 is attached to this announcement. Following the above transactions, MT Højgaard Holding A/S owns a total of 16,720 treasury shares, corresponding to 0.215% of the company’s total share capital. Contact: CFO Martin Stig Solberg may be contacted by phone on +45 2270 9365 Attachments Appendix - Overview of transactions (11 January 2021 - 15 January 2021) MTHH_Company Announcement 3_2021
Following calls for Trump to be cut from "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," Kristy Swanson wants to be "officially removed" from John Hughes films.
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