Looking toward the latter half of the 2020 season, Matt Harmon discusses the players you, the people, hope will turn your fantasy season around.
Looking toward the latter half of the 2020 season, Matt Harmon discusses the players you, the people, hope will turn your fantasy season around.
The results shocked me.
Wages for the richest 1% in the U.S. have soared 160% while the share of wages for the bottom 90% has shrunk, according to new data from EPI.
A man has died nearly a week after being shot by provincial police in an incident that also left his one-year-old son dead, Ontario's police watchdog announced Thursday. The Special Investigations Unit said the 33-year-old man died in hospital on Wednesday night, six days after he was shot in Kawartha Lakes, Ont., while police were investigating him for allegedly kidnapping his son. "When three officers discharged their firearms at the man, the man was struck. He was airlifted to hospital," the SIU said in an update. "Last night at 8:40 p.m., the man succumbed to his injuries." The agency has said three police officers opened fire on the man after his pickup truck crashed into a cruiser, injuring an officer who was laying down a spike belt. The man was gravely wounded, the SIU said, and his son was found dead of a gunshot wound in the back seat of the truck. Coroners performed an autopsy on the boy on Saturday, and the SIU said it has yet to receive a report on its findings. There's no word on whether the bullet that hit the boy came from one of the officers' firearms or a fourth handgun that was found at the scene. The agency said it has the three officers' guns, while the Centre of Forensic Sciences has the fourth gun and the man's pickup truck. The officer who was injured, meanwhile, remains in hospital with serious injuries. The SIU said he's listed in stable condition. The agency said it has interviewed 10 of 13 officers designated as witnesses to the incident, and it will conduct the remaining interviews in the coming days. While the SIU is investigating the officers' involvement in the shooting, OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique said the York Regional Police have been called in to handle other aspects of the probe. Last Thursday's shooting marked the second time in a week that the SIU was called in to investigate an incident in which a provincial police officer was killed or injured. Const. Marc Hovingh was shot and killed in the line of duty on Manitoulin Island on Nov. 19 while investigating an "unwanted man'' on a property in Gore Bay, Ont. The man, identified as Gary Brohman, was also fatally shot. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 3, 2020. Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press
The actor says critics of his performance in "Falling," which he also wrote and directed, are "assuming I'm completely straight."
For months, it's been unclear how many children with coronavirus have no symptoms. New research suggests a whole lot of them.
The White House said President Donald Trump is signing an executive order on Thursday setting guidance for federal agency use of artificial intelligence that aims to foster public acceptance of the technology in government decision making. The order directs agencies to prepare inventories of AI-use cases throughout their departments and directs the White House to develop a roadmap for policy guidance for administrative use of AI. Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer, said the executive order "will foster public trust in the technology, drive government modernization, and further demonstrate America’s leadership in artificial intelligence."
Fogo’s first-ever Holiday To-Go packages and catering options bring indulgence and joy to any gathering Holiday To-Go Fogo de Chão brings the holidays home with an all new Holiday To-Go package that serves up to six people and includes Roasted Turkey, Prime Lamb Steak, Picanha and more. Available starting Monday, Nov. 30 the Holiday To-Go Package can be ordered for pickup or delivery from all Fogo locations while supplies last. For more information visit Fogo.comDALLAS, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With family and friends seeking innovative ways to safely and joyously celebrate this holiday season, Fogo de Chão welcomes guests to eat, drink and be merry at home, on the go or at any of its U.S locations with seasonal offerings, catering and Holiday To-Go packages. “Community and togetherness are the heart and soul of Fogo – especially during the holidays – and with the unforeseen circumstances of this year, we all deserve the chance to safely come together with loved ones and enjoy the indulgent flavors of the season,” said Barry McGowan, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “Whether guests choose to join us in-restaurant or celebrate from home, we look forward to bringing joy to their tables this holiday.”Available starting Monday, Nov. 30, Fogo’s new Holiday To-Go package serves up to six people starting at $130 and can be ordered for pickup or delivery from all Fogo locations while supplies last*. This limited-time package includes a choice of any fire-roasted meat – from Roasted Turkey, Prime Lamb Steak, Picanha and more – plus Brazilian takes on classic holiday sides, including Sweet Potato Casserole, Brazilian Sausage & Apple Dressing, Sautéed Asparagus, Cranberry Relish and Candy Cane Fudge Brownies for dessert.In addition, Fogo de Chão offers customizable holiday catering options perfect for families large and small. Available for pickup or delivery, all catering orders are prepared hot and ready to serve, taking the stress out of holiday meal preparations and allowing more time to focus on what matters most.For those looking for a holiday dining experience unlike any other, Fogo de Chão holiday hours are as follows: * Christmas Eve: 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. * Christmas Day: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. * New Year’s Eve: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. * New Year’s Day: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.For more information, to find your nearest Fogo de Chão, make a reservation or place an order, please visit www.fogo.com.* Pre-orders require at least a 48-hour notice, all orders must be received by Tuesday, December 22. While supplies last. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, orders may be placed and picked up the same day.About Fogo de Chão Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shown) is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, specializing in the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco – the art of roasting high-quality cuts of meats over open flame, all of which are carved tableside by Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. Founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, there are currently 56 locations throughout Brazil, the United States, Mexico and the Middle East.Fogo’s distinctive and authentic Brazilian dining experience begins with the seasonal Market Table and Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soup, fresh vegetables, imported charcuterie and more. The restaurant features a variety of simply seasoned meats that are fire-roasted by gaucho chefs, plus seafood, desserts, signature cocktails and an award-winning wine list. In addition to the Full Churrasco Experience, Fogo offers its guests multiple ways to enjoy the experience at varying price points, including weekday lunch starting at $15; weekend Brazilian Brunch; a Bar Fogo menu that features smaller, sharable plates, Brazilian-inspired cocktails and happy hour. Fogo now offers an array of catering, takeout and delivery options, including Fogo To-Go, which allow guests to enjoy individual meals, a la carte offerings and ready-to-eat or ready-to-grill Fogo Experience bundles from the comfort of home.For an inside look into the history and heritage of the gaucho culture, visit Fogo.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Media Contact: Thomas Raynor, ICR 646-677-1840 FogoPR@icrinc.comA photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/147ce570-8430-4181-afb0-77e6ddf76049
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rackspace Technology™ (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading end-to-end cloud technology solutions company announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Travel and Hospitality Competency status.This designation, enabled by Rackspace Technology’s acquisition of Onica, recognizes that the company has demonstrated deep experience in helping customers transform their business from behind-the-scenes operational efficiencies to guest-facing customer experiences. The launch of the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency comes at a crucial time for the industry as customers look to innovate in the face of unique challenges created through COVID-19.The AWS global travel and hospitality practice helps companies of every size and segment – including airlines, airports, ground transportation, travel services, restaurants, lodging, entertainment venues and casinos, cruise lines, and technology providers – to stay agile and accelerate innovation.Rackspace Technology enables transformation through cloud-native innovations for travel and hospitality companies. Leveraging next-generation technologies allows travel and hospitality companies to better predict customer behavior, streamline processes and create more tailored experiences as they work to modernize their businesses.“As a leading cloud solutions provider, Rackspace Technology supports a wide range of travel and hospitality companies to leverage key cloud technologies such as IoT and data analytics for continuous innovation and improvement on the customer experience,” said Tolga Tarhan, CTO, Rackspace Technology. “We are proud to be recognized as one of the first AWS Partners to achieve the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency and continue driving business transformation in the industry.”AWS launched the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency to help customers find highly specialized AWS Partners and take on the heavy lifting of identifying and validating industry leaders with proven customer success and technical proficiency. Achieving the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency differentiates Rackspace Technology as an AWS Partner with deep domain expertise in one or more of the following categories: Data 360, Digital Customer Engagement, Smart Assets, Core Travel and Hospitality Applications, and Consulting Services providing strategic guidance and deployment services.“Travel and hospitality companies are looking to transform their business with AWS. To help customers make the right choices when finding the most qualified AWS Partner for the job, we launched the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency,” said David Peller, Managing Director, Travel & Hospitality, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “These AWS Partners are vetted by AWS for their technology capabilities and have a track record of success in the travel and hospitality industry and we are delighted to include Onica, a Rackspace Technology Company in the launch of the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency. We look forward to innovating together and continuing to serve the industry to help shape the way we fly, stay, eat, and experience the world in the years to come.”AWS enables scalable, flexible and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.Rackspace Technology, an AWS Premier Consulting partner, offers end-to-end technology services to businesses across the travel and hospitality space including a hotel chain with thousands of locations and an international airport to support improved business operations and customer satisfaction through secure and scalable solutions."Modernizing our global hotel enterprise with IoT applications and cloud-native systems was a transformative step for our business made possible by the support and knowledge of the Rackspace Technology team," said Scott Strickland, EVP and CIO of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. "Our users now benefit from a much faster and more resilient experience as a result of this partnership."For more details about Wyndham, check out the company’s AWS re:Invent 2020 session TRV202, Building Resilience in the Long Run.About Rackspace Technology Rackspace Technology is a leading end-to-end multicloud technology services company. We can design, build and operate our customers’ cloud environments across all major technology platforms, irrespective of technology stack or deployment model. We partner with our customers at every stage of their cloud journey, enabling them to modernize applications, build new products and adopt innovative technologies.Media Contact Natalie Silva Rackspace Corporate Communications email@example.com
A restaurant owner in Sainte-Maxime, France, who was missing seeing customers amid the country’s COVID-19 restaurant shutdown has been keeping his spirits up by filling his dining room with giant teddy bears.Footage taken by Francois Piazza, owner of the bistro La Crevette, shows toy bears seated at the restaurant tables, looking ready to enjoy a meal.According to local news reports, the bears will be donated to local charities following the holidays. Credit: Francois Piazza via Storyful
Warner Bros. will release all of its 2021 movies on HBO Max the same day as theaters, at no extra charge to subscribers.
Lewis Hamilton’s boots are too small for George Russell’s size-11 feet, but the young Briton will still have big shoes to fill as he prepares to stand in for the seven-times Formula One world champion at the Sakhir Grand Prix. The 22-year-old Russell has been handed the opportunity of a lifetime, vaulting from his back-of-the-grid Williams into the dominant Mercedes alongside Valtteri Bottas, after Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19. The temporary promotion has been viewed in some quarters as a head-to-head between Russell and Bottas for a seat at the world champion team in 2022.
A select 2,000 were at the Emirates Stadium for the visit of Rapid Vienna.
Editor's note: This story was first published on Nov. 20, 2020 Garry Hopkins received great news two days in a row. When you’re the CEO of a long-term-care facility in the middle of a pandemic, you can use all the good news you can get. First, a COVID-19 outbreak at IOOF Seniors Home in Barrie that began Nov. 5 when a staff member tested positive was declared over Nov. 19. “Even though we did have the one case, we are very pleased because nobody else contracted the disease, which indicates we are doing a good job with our (personal protective equipment), and our hand-washing and infection-control measures,” Hopkins told Simcoe.com. The second piece of good news came Nov. 20 when the provincial government announced it would invest $30 million in the facility to create 64 long-term-care spaces and renovate 66 existing spaces. IOOF is one of 29 projects across the province that will see 30,000 new spaces created over 10 years at a cost of $1.75 billion. There are 38,500 Ontario residents waiting to access a long-term-care space. The new spaces will be built with the current pandemic in mind by ensuring fewer residents per room. The first phase of the IOOF project — 62 new beds — should be ready in about two years, with the entire project complete by 2024. Hopkins said the IOOF facility does not have any rooms with four residents, even though it was built in 1980. “They were pretty forward thinking,” he said. “Many live in separated accommodations. They may share a washroom, but have their own bedroom spaces.” Hopkins said IOOF now has workers wearing face shields, as well as face masks, to further reduce the risk of infections. “We have to be alert all the time; you can’t let your guard down,” he said. “Of course it’s stressful because you know what the case numbers are and you worry. That’s why we are extra vigilant.” Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin made the project announcement outside the IOOF facility, saying the Conservative government is focusing on long-term care, including a recent provision to provide four hours of daily care per resident. “It’s not been an easy year during COVID, but, given our government was only elected two years ago, we have done as much as we can to put our best foot forward,” Khanjin said. “Stay tuned for more.”Rick Vanderlinde, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Barrie Advance
The Government said there had been a further 414 deaths within 28 days of the individual testing positive for the virus.
The Prime Minister’s comments came as he side-stepped questions about his own wedding date.
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Team Penske will mentor a new entry in the IndyCar ladder series that will be owned by a Black businessman as part of a new “Race for Equality & Change” initiative. Force Indy will compete in the USF2000 Series, which is part of the “Road to Indy” system that leads to IndyCar scholarship opportunities. The team is owned by Rod Reid, who runs the NXG Youth Motorsports program that has introduced karting at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to more than 2,300 underprivileged racers.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee's path for those convicted of a felony to restore their right to vote has not only silenced Black voters but also contains constitutional and federal law violations, a newly filed federal lawsuit alleges. Voter rights advocates submitted the 46-page class action complaint Thursday, arguing the state's current process is “unequal, inaccessible, opaque, and error-ridden," while stressing that it has resulted in a “disparate impact” on Black Tennesseans. The legal challenge is being led by the Campaign Legal Center on behalf of the Tennessee NAACP and five Tennessee residents who have unsuccessfully attempted to restore their right to vote. Defendants named in the lawsuit include Republican Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Correction Commissioner Tony Parker, Secretary of State Tre Hargett, the state's Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins, and the Rutherford County circuit court clerk. None of the defendants immediately returned a request for comment. “Taken together, these deficiencies demonstrate defendants’ creation of a woefully inadequate rights restoration system, devoid of adequate process, that erroneously deprives tens of thousands of eligible voters of their statutory right to a (certificate of restoration of voting rights)," the complaint reads. The lawsuit comes as Tennessee's disenfranchisement rates among Black adult voters remains notably high as the national rate has seen declines, according to a report by non-profit The Sentencing Project. More than 20% of Tennessee's Black voting age population cannot vote due to a felony conviction, while an estimated 8% of the state’s overall adult population is disenfranchised. Tennessee law outlines various paths to restoring voting rights after a convicted felon completes their sentence, but advocates have long complained that the process is broken and overly cumbersome. According to the complaint, Tennessee has delegated voter rights restoration efforts to county-level officials and the corrections agency rather than have a central office handle the task. This means each of the state's 95 counties have a slightly different system. Furthermore, there's no opportunity to appeal if a person believes they've been wrongly denied. Under state law, convicted felons must fully pay off their restitution, court costs and be up-to-date on child support before restoration of voting rights can be approved. However, the lawsuit says that counties have spiked applications due to errors in determining a person's outstanding restitution and court costs because there is no statewide system that tracks such information. One of the plaintiffs, Curtis Gray Jr. of Shelby County, said he was blocked from getting his voting rights restored because the county said he has outstanding legal fees. Gray, who was convicted of drug possession, says he owes only $279 in court costs, but the county says he still has to pay much more than that — including a $500 fine. The lawsuit alleges that Tennessee law does not require fines to be paid in full in order to restore a person's right to vote. Similarly, Lamar Perry also alleges that Shelby County officials wrongly denied his application by claiming he still has $1,160 in court costs even though his records show that the only outstanding fee is a $952.10 criminal fine — which attorneys argue shouldn't bar him from getting his right to vote restored. Meanwhile, attorneys have specifically named Rutherford County's county clerk of circuit court because of the county's requirement that people seeking rights restoration pay a $25 processing fee. Attorneys says this is “effectively a poll tax.” The governor and other defendants are accused of violating the U.S. Constitution’s requirements of Procedural Due Process and Equal Protection, as well as components of the National Voter Registration Act. Kimberlee Kruesi, The Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. — A split Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear President Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the battleground state, sidestepping a decision on the merits of the claims and instead ruling that the case must first wind its way through lower courts. The defeat on a 4-3 ruling was the latest in a string of losses for Trump’s post-election lawsuits. Judges in multiple battleground states have rejected his claims of fraud or irregularities. Dissenting conservative justices said the decision would forever “stain” the outcome of the election. Trump asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots in the state’s two biggest Democratic counties, alleging irregularities in the way absentee ballots were administered. His lawsuit echoed claims that were earlier rejected by election officials in those counties during a recount that barely affected Biden’s winning margin of about 20,700 votes. Trump’s attorney Jim Troupis said he would immediately file the case in circuit court. “It was clear from their writings that the court recognizes the seriousness of these issues, and we look forward to taking the next step,” he said in a statement. In asking the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court to take the case directly, Trump had argued that there wasn’t enough time to wage the legal battle by starting with a lower court, given the looming Dec. 14 date when presidential electors cast their votes. Swing Justice Brian Hagedorn joined three liberal justices in denying the petition without weighing in on Trump's allegations. Hagedorn said the law was clear that Trump must start his lawsuit in lower courts where factual disputes can be worked out. “We do well as a judicial body to abide by time-tested judicial norms, even — and maybe especially — in high profile cases,” Hagedorn wrote. “Following this law is not disregarding our duty, as some of my colleagues suggest. It is following the law.” Trump filed a similar lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday. Chief Justice Patience Roggensack, in her dissent, said she would have taken the case and referred it to lower courts for factual findings, which could then be reported back to the Supreme Court for a ruling. Conservative Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote that the court “forsakes its duty” by not determining whether elections officials complied with the law and the inaction will undermine the public's confidence in elections. “While some will either celebrate or decry the court's inaction based upon the impact on their preferred candidate, the importance of this case transcends the results of this particular election,” she wrote in a dissent joined by Roggensack and Justice Annette Ziegler. “The majority's failure to act leaves an indelible stain on our most recent election.” Democratic Gov. Tony Evers praised the decision. “I was frankly amazed that it was not unanimous," Evers said. Trump's lawsuit challenged procedures that have been in place for years and never been found to be illegal. He claimed there were thousands of absentee ballots without a written application on file. He argued that the electronic log created when a voter requests a ballot online — the way the vast majority are requested — doesn’t meet the letter of the law. He also challenged ballots where election clerks filled in missing address information on the certification envelope where the ballot is inserted — a practice that has long been accepted and that the state elections commission told clerks was OK. Roggensack said the Supreme Court owed it to the public to determine whether that advice was correct, especially for future elections. “However, doing so does not necessarily lead to striking absentee ballots that were cast by following incorrect WEC advice,” she wrote. “The remedy Petitioners seek may be out of reach for a number of reasons.” Trump also challenged absentee ballots where voters declared themselves to be “indefinitely confined,” a status that exempts them from having to show photo identification to cast a ballot, and one that was used much more heavily this year due to the pandemic. The Wisconsin Supreme Court in March ruled that it was up to individual voters to determine their status. Two other lawsuits filed by conservatives are still pending with the Wisconsin Supreme Court seeking to invalidate ballots. In addition to Trump’s federal lawsuit, there is a another one in federal court with similar claims from Sidney Powell, a conservative attorney who was removed from Trump’s legal team. Wisconsin this week certified Biden’s victory, setting the stage for a Democratic slate of electors chosen earlier to cast the state’s 10 electoral votes for him. Scott Bauer, The Associated Press