The Falcons RB has nine TD's in nine games this season - but expect a down week vs. the Saints.
The Falcons RB has nine TD's in nine games this season - but expect a down week vs. the Saints.
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Australian basketball great Andrew Bogut has retired from the sport effective immediately, leaving the nation without its most experienced campaigner ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics. Bogut, who won an NBA championship with Golden State in 2015, announced his decision on his podcast "Rogues Bogues" on Tuesday, citing a growing toll of injuries on his body. The seven-foot center was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft and helped pave the way for Australians to break into the United States' top league.
Starting in January, Facebook will pay UK publishers for some - but not all - of their content.
The video conferencing specialist's stock has surged more than 562% so far in 2020, so even the latest quarter's stellar results weren't enough to keep the stock from slipping.
It's a bumper year for British tree growers as customers look for some early festive cheer.
TORONTO, S.D. — Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment says it is cutting the salaries of up to one quarter of its full-time staff, and extending salary reductions for senior management and executives to deal with the financial impact of COVID-19.The company that owns Toronto professional sports teams including the Maple Leafs, the Raptors and the Argonauts as well as sports venues, says up to 25 per cent of full-time staff will be moved to temporary inactive status.Extended management and executive salary reductions will be effective Jan. 1.Affected employees will remain on MLSE payroll at a reduced salary, retain their benefits and pension and maintain their access to all corporate communication tools to remain current on MLSE’s operations. MLSE says the length of time employees will remain inactive will be based on its ability to return to normal business operations.Professional sports has been disrupted by the pandemic with hockey games played in empty arenas, football matches cancelled altogether and NBA games having been played in Florida.“These past nine months have been the most challenging we have ever experienced, and while we had hoped to see signs of a return to a more normal business operations by now, the effects of the second wave of the pandemic have forced us to brace for further uncertainty,” stated president and CEO Michael Friisdahl.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 30, 2020.The Canadian Press
The Point of Care Diagnostics Market will grow by $10.69 bn during 2020-2024
LONDON — English Premier League leader Tottenham was drawn to play eighth-tier Marine in the third round of the FA Cup in the biggest mismatch in the history of the world’s oldest soccer competition.It is already being labeled “Marine vs. Mourinho,” with Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho set to take his team to Merseyside for a match against an opponent whose league is on hold because of the national lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.Marine plays in the Northern Premier League North West and is in the FA Cup third round for just the second time after scoring a winner in the last minute of extra time on Sunday.With Tottenham top of the Premier League under Mourinho after 10 games, it will be the biggest ever gap between two clubs in the third round of the FA Cup, a competition first played in 1871.“Spurs are 8 times winners of the world’s oldest cup competition with a host of full internationals, including the current England and Wales team captains (Harry Kane and Gareth Bale), in their ranks plus of course Jose Mourinho as manager,” Marine said in a statement.“If anyone thinks the magic of the FA Cup is dead — read that last paragraph again!”Marine said the club would hold talks with its local council, Tottenham, and “other potential interested parties” regarding match arrangements, suggesting the game might not take place at Marine's own stadium.The part-timers of Chorley, one of three other non-league teams who will be in a round where the clubs from the Premier League and second-tier Championship enter, was drawn against Derby County — a side being managed temporarily by former England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. Chorley has never made it this far in the competition.Stockport, which plays in the fifth tier, was drawn at home to West Ham.The matches will be played from Jan. 8-11.Arsenal will start the defence of its title with a home match against fellow Premier League Newcastle. Liverpool travels to Aston Villa in another match between top-flight clubs.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports___Steve Douglas is at https://twitter.com/sdouglas80The Associated Press
WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget is quickly emerging as a political battle that could disrupt his efforts to swiftly fill out his administration. Some Republicans are expressing doubt that Neera Tanden could be confirmed by the Senate after she spent years attacking GOP lawmakers on social media — and many panned the choice. Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton claimed Tanden’s rhetoric was “Filled with hate & guided by the woke left.” Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said Tanden's “combative and insulting comments" about Republican senators created “certainly a problematic path." He called her “maybe (Biden's) worst nominee so far" and “radioactive.” Potential Budget Committee Chair Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was less hostile, telling reporters, “Let's see what happens." Moderate Susan Collins, R-Maine, a target of Tanden's, said, “I do not know her or much about her, but I've heard she's a very prolific user of Twitter.” Such sentiment is notable considering the GOP's general reluctance to criticize President Donald Trump's broadsides on Twitter. But like all of Biden's nominees, Tanden has little margin for error as she faces confirmation in a closely divided Senate. That could be especially daunting for Tanden, the former adviser to Hillary Clinton and the president of the centre-left Center for American Progress, given her history of political combat. Biden's transition team released a litany of praise for Tanden from figures including Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Other Democrats also rushed to defend Tanden's nomination. Former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett said Tanden “grew up on welfare and lived in public housing. She experienced first hand the importance of our social programs. Her extraordinary career has been devoted to improving opportunities for working families. She is an excellent choice to lead OMB.” “Neera Tanden is smart, experienced, and qualified for the position of OMB Director,” added Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a member of the party’s progressive wing. “The American people decisively voted for change - Mitch McConnell shouldn’t block us from having a functioning government that gets to work for the people we serve.” On the Senate floor, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said it's impossible to take Republicans' criticism of Tanden seriously. “Honestly, the hypocrisy is astounding. If Republicans are concerned about criticism on Twitter, their complaints are better directed at President Trump,” Schumer said. At OMB, Tanden would be responsible for preparing Biden’s budget submission and would command several hundred budget analysts, economists and policy advisers with deep knowledge of the inner workings of the government. If Democrats should win runoff elections for Georgia’s two GOP-held Senate seats, Tanden’s job would become hugely important because the party would gain a slim majority in the chamber. That would allow them to pass special budget legislation that could roll back Trump’s tax cuts, boost the Affordable Care Act and pursue other spending goals. OMB would have a central role in such legislation. Top Democrats, Biden included, supported anti-deficit packages earlier in their careers, but the party has since changed. Biden was a force behind the establishment of the Obama deficit commission, which was created to win votes of Democratic moderates to pass an increase in the government’s borrowing cap and was chaired by former Clinton White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles. Tanden shares a commonly held view among Democratic lawmakers that Republicans usually profess concerns about deficits only when Democrats are in power, pointing to tax cut packages passed in the opening year of Trump’s administration and former President George W. Bush’s 2001 tax cut. ___ Taylor reported from Washington. Zeke Miller And Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press
Mainland China reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 30, down from 18 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Tuesday. The National Health Commission said in a statement eight of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to five from 17 cases a day earlier.
Sir Keir Starmer says Labour will abstain as the Commons votes on a toughened system of tiered restrictions for England.
A look at what’s happening in the Champions League on Tuesday:GROUP AAlready secured in the round of 16, defending champion Bayern Munich will rest striker Robert Lewandowski and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from its match against Atlético Madrid. Midfielder Leon Goretzka also won't make the trip to the Spanish capital. Atlético is coming off two consecutive draws against Lokomotiv Moscow, but it can advance if it defeats Bayern and Lokomotiv does not beat Salzburg at home in the other group match. It remains unclear if Atlético coach Diego Simeone will be able to count on striker Luis Suárez, who recently tested positive for the coronavirus while on Uruguay duty. Lokomotiv and Salzburg are yet to win but still have chances of making it to the knockout stage.GROUP BReal Madrid and Borussia Mönchengladbach can advance to the last 16 if they win their matches. Group leader Gladbach hosts last-placed Inter Milan, while Madrid visits third-placed Shakhtar Donetsk. Madrid won at Inter in the previous round but is coming off its third straight setback in the Spanish league, 2-1 at home against Alavés on Saturday. Karim Benzema is expected to be available to coach Zinedine Zidane after nursing a muscle problem, but Zidane will not be able to count on Eden Hazard, who was injured against Alavés. Captain Sergio Ramos remains out because of an injury. Gladbach is flying high after big wins home and away against Shakhtar but will be without injured defender Nico Elvedi, who scored a header against the Ukrainian team last week. Inter Inter knows that anything but a win will consign it to another early Champions League exit.GROUP CManchester City has already qualified for the round of 16. Now the team wants to seal top spot in the group. City travels to second-placed Porto — which needs a point to advance — with coach Pep Guardiola putting pressure on his players to not let up amid an underwhelming start to the English Premier League. Guardiola said after a 5-0 win over Burnley that past reputations count for nothing as he looks to kickstart their Premier League campaign and that current form is all that matters as he selects his side. “The guys who help the team, who help me, will have more chance to play,” Guardiola said. “The others, they have to wait the opportunity.” Sergio Aguero is unlikely to play, however, having missed training as he recovers from a knee injury. Marseille’s Champions League form has been so bad it has set a record with 13 straight defeats in the competition, and has not even scored in four group games. However, its European campaign can still be salvaged if Marseille beats Olympiakos at Stade Velodrome to move level on points with the Greek club as they chase a Europa League spot for a third-place finish.GROUP DLiverpool can advance to the knockout stage with a match to spare by beating Ajax at Anfield, but the injury-hit English champion has won just one of its last four matches amid a packed schedule that has left manager Jurgen Klopp unhappy. Among that run was a 2-0 loss at home to Atalanta last week, which left qualification wide open. Atalanta and Ajax are two points behind first-placed Liverpool, which has the insurance of a final group game against FC Midtjylland — a competition newcomer that has been an easy-beat so far and is on no points after four games. The game against Ajax will be Liverpool's fourth in 10 days. It pits two teams with 10 European Cup titles between them. Atalanta, which was a surprise quarterfinalist last season, knows that if it beats Midtjylland and Ajax fails to beat Liverpool, a draw in The Netherlands in its final match will be enough to send it through to the round of 16. Robin Gosens, who scored against Liverpool, has recovered after missing Saturday's loss against Hellas Verona through injury.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
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Facebook and YouTube accused of complicity in Vietnam repressionAmnesty report accuses sites of openly signalling they will bow to authoritarian regimes
Study finds indications of life on Doggerland after devastating tsunamisScientists suggest parts of expanse that once connected Britain to mainland Europe survived waves and had settlements
UK food bank trust says half of users repaying universal credit debtsFood bank users more commonly in debt to government than to friends or payday loan firms
Facebook to pay UK media millions to licence news storiesSocial network agrees deal with mainstream outlets in face of government crackdown on its dominance of advertising
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Shortages of supply are helping support super prime rental prices for homes where tenants pay £5,000-plus per week, Knight Frank said.
Shop workers have told their stories of being abused and assaulted in a new video as part of this week’s #KeepingChristmasKind campaign. Shop workers who faced abuse and threats even as they worked on the front line during the pandemic have a simple plea: “Be kind to us this Christmas.” Sammie, 32, has worked for the Co-op for 13 years and says violence and anti-social behaviour have spiked during the year of Covid-19. She told the PA news agency: “Some shoppers seem to blame us, the shop worker, and take it out on us if they have to follow Government guidance and social distance. “We never know when they are going to lash out at us – and it takes a mental toll on us. It impacts your home-life and mental well-being.”