Raptors forward OG Anunoby discusses why he signed an extension now and how special it was, whether or not he will buying Kyle Lowry the dinner he’s asking for and what his ceiling is as a player.
Raptors forward OG Anunoby discusses why he signed an extension now and how special it was, whether or not he will buying Kyle Lowry the dinner he’s asking for and what his ceiling is as a player.
PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid scored the go-ahead basket with 1:09 left and had 29 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 113-107 win over Washington on Wednesday night and spoil Russell Westbrook’s triple-double Wizards' debut.Westbrook and Bradley Beal were fantastic in the backourt in the opening-night paring that nearly handed 76ers coach Doc Rivers a loss in his Philadelphia debut. Westbrook had 21 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds to wow the Wizards after he was acquired in the big deal that sent former cornerstone John Wall to the Houston Rockets. Beal, a two-time All-Star who was second in the league in scoring last season, had 31 points.The Sixers made their major change on the bench, hiring Rivers to replace Brett Brown and wake up a team that was swept out of the first round of the playoffs last year and help lead the franchise to their first title since 1983.He has to find a way to make the Embiid-Ben Simmons pairing work — two All-Stars who have yet to get the most of their prodigious talents and have frustrated fans with their flaws.Embiid and Shake Milton, who scored 19 points off the bench, were the go-to scorers late, and Simmons sealed the win with a monster dunk in the waning moments. Simmons had 16 points — one less than Embiid scored in the fourth.TIP-INSWizards: Israeli teen Deni Avdija started in his NBA debut for the Wizards. The 19-year-old was the ninth overall pick in the draft and had played for the Tel Aviv Maccabi club in Israel’s Premier League. “I know he’s only 19 years old but he plays with a passion, plays with a determination that I like,” Brooks said. When Avdija expressed disappointment he’d debut in front of no fans, Brooks quipped, “count yourself lucky you don’t have to deal with the Philadelphia fans.”76ers: Before the game, Rivers said the season opener remained perhaps his favourite night in the NBA. “I love it. I love my job,” he said. “I swear, the day I don’t is the day I’m out.”SIR CHARLESTNT analyst Charles Barkley played with Brooks and roomed with him, too, when they played for the 76ers. Barkley put some pressure on his old teammate when he predicted the Wizards would make the playoffs.“I’ll tell you what, he’s guaranteed a lot and very rarely it comes through,” Brooks said. “My job is to take care of my former roommate and pay him back. He didn’t charge me rent for two months. Hopefully, we can have a good year and make the playoffs. I like our chances. I like the group that I’m with.”Brooks, entering the final season of his five-year, $35 million contract, mimicked Barkley“I hope Charles is right on that guar-an-tee,” Brooks said.THAT’S ENTERTAINMENTThe 76ers had drummers, the cheer team held signs that read “Make Some Noise,” a DJ blasted music and the mascot Franklin roasted the Wizards with humorous signs to liven up an empty Wells Fargo Center.UP NEXTWizards: Home opener Saturday against Orlando.76ers: Saturday at New York.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsDan Gelston, The Associated Press
CLEVELAND — Collin Sexton scored 27 points, Darius Garland added 22 and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first home game in nearly 300 days, overcoming the hot shooting of Terry Rozier for a 121-114 win Wednesday night over the Charlotte Hornets.Hyped rookie LaMelo Ball didn't score in his NBA debut with Charlotte, and Hornets centre Cody Zeller broke his left hand.Rozier made a career-high 10 3-pointers and scored 42 points to lead the Hornets, who made it interesting with a late rally.Upset by their exclusion from the NBA's “bubble” in Orlando, the Cavs made the most of getting back on their home floor for the first time in the regular season since March 8.Andre Drummond added 14 points and 14 rebounds and Larry Nance had 13 and 13 for Cleveland, which played without star forward Kevin Love. He's out with a strained right calf.Gordon Hayward scored 28 points in his first game with the Hornets, who signed him to a 4-year, $120 million deal after he opted out in Boston.Rozier scored 36 points — 24 on 3s — in the second half to keep the Hornets within striking distance. They got within five in the final minute, but Sexton made three free throws to close it for the Cavs, who led by 18 with 3:32 left.It wasn't the start Ball, the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft who has revived interest and hope in Charlotte, wanted. He went 0 for 5 from the floor and had three assists in 16 minutes.Cleveland took control with a 41-point second quarter, which featured a 21-4 spurt to close the half and included a two-handed slam dunk by rookie Isaac Okoro, who started. The Cavs shot 17 of 23 (74%) in the second quarter.TIP-INSHornets: Hayward is playing with a fractured pinkie finger on his right shooting hand. ... It's not clear when Zeller got hurt. ... Ball went 0 for 3 on 3-pointers. ... This debut went better than Hayward's previous one in Cleveland. He broke his left leg in his first game with Boston here in 2017.Cavaliers: Coach J.B. Bickerstaff is “hopeful” that Love will return on the weekend. ... Rookie Dylan Windler injured his left wrist on hard fall in the third quarter. ... Ahead of the opener, the team picked up contract options on Sexton, Garland, Windler and Kevin Porter Jr.UP NEXTHornets: Hayward and Ball make their home debuts on Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.Cavaliers: Drummond faces his former team for the first time since he was traded to Cleveland with a visit to Detroit on Saturday. He was a two-time All-Star in eight seasons with the Pistons.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsTom Withers, The Associated Press
Stephanie Mohr served 10 years in prison after her canine partner bit a man she suspected of burglary.
The closest approach will take place at 12.39pm UK time on December 27.
New Delhi [India], December 24 (ANI): Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday convened a follow-up meeting with all the stakeholders to address the public grievances concerning affixing of High-Security Registration Plate (HSRP) and colour-coded fuel stickers on cars.
"I don’t want to be a superspreader," says Rick Warren, pastor of California's giant Saddleback Church.
Japanese shares inched up on Thursday to come within sight of a near three-decade high, as vaccine rollouts buoyed hopes of an economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and heavy machinery stocks gained on a policy shift to greener energy. Japan's Nikkei share average rose 0.53% by midday to 26,665.72, edging closer to Monday's high of 26,905, its highest level since early 1991. Rollouts of COVID-19 vaccines are propping up hopes that the economic recovery can gain momentum next year, despite the headwinds from a recently-found more infectious strain and a delay in U.S. pandemic relief package.
President Donald Trump gave national security awards on Wednesday to several top advisers for their role in helping broker agreements aimed at normalizing relations between Israel and four countries in the Arab world. Trump awarded the National Security Medal to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, national security adviser Robert O’Brien, senior adviser Jared Kushner, Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and John Rakolta, U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.
INDIANAPOLIS — Domantas Sabonis scored a career-high 32 points and Victor Oladipo added 16 of his 22 in the second half Wednesday, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 121-107 opening victory over the New York Knicks.Sabonis also grabbed 13 rebounds as new coach Nate Bjorkgren celebrated his first career victory.RJ Barrett finished with 26 points and Alec Burks had 22 for New York, which lost on opening night for the fourth time in five years and the first time in coach Tom Thibodeau's tenure.Pretty? No. And with only a few dozen people in the Bankers Life Fieldhouse stands, the energy was lacking, too.But Oladipo's opening outburst in the second half changed everything.With Indiana trailing 66-61, the two-time All-Star took matters into his own hands by scoring the Pacers' first 11 points in the third quarter. Next, he found T.J. Warren for a breakaway layup to give the Pacers a 78-77 lead with 5:50 left in the quarter. Indiana never trailed again.The Pacers led 83-77 after three and pushed the margin to double digits early in the fourth before sealing it midway through the period.TIP-INSKnicks: Barrett played a nearly perfect first half, going 8 of 8 from the field, 3 of 3 on 3s and 1 of 2 at the free throw line. He finished 11 of 15 from the field. ... No. 8 pick Obi Toppin had nine points on 3-of-12 shooting in his NBA debut. ... Mitchell Robinson, who broke the league's single-season field goal percentage record last season, struggled with fouls all night and was 1 of 2 from the field with three points. ... Julius Randle had 17 points and nine rebounds. ... The Knicks had 16 turnovers.Pacers: T.J. Warren, who was so impressive in the bubble, wasn't himself after returning from a foot injury. He missed his first six shots, didn't score in the first half and wound up with five points. ... Myles Turner matched his career high with eight blocks. ... Malcolm Brogdon had 21 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. ... Sabonis also had five assists. ... Indiana had a 49-40 rebounding advantage.UP NEXTKnicks: Thibodeau makes his home debut Saturday against Philadelphia. New York has lost 12 straight in the series.Pacers: Indiana faces another familiar face with a new team, Billy Donovan, when it visits Chicago on Saturday. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.comom/AP_SportsMichael Marot, The Associated Press
Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic) with an alley oop vs the Miami Heat, 12/23/2020
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned more than two dozen people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner, the father of his son-in-law, in the latest wave of clemency to benefit longtime associates and supporters.The actions, in Trump's final weeks at the White House, bring to nearly 50 the number of people whom the president has granted clemency in the last week. The list from the last two days includes not only multiple people convicted in the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia but also allies from Congress and other felons whose causes were championed by friends.Pardons are common in the final stretch of a president's tenure, the recipients largely dependent on the individual whims of the nation's chief executive. Trump throughout his administration has shucked aside the conventions of the Obama administration, when thousands of pardons were issued for drug offenders not known to the general public, and instead bestowed clemency on a series of high-profile contacts and associates who were key figures in investigation that directly concerned him.Even members of the president's own party raised eyebrows, with Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska issuing a one-sentence statement: “This is rotten to the core."The pardons Wednesday of Manafort and Roger Stone, who months earlier had his sentence commuted by Trump, were particularly notable, underscoring the president's desire to chip away at the results and legacy of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. He has now pardoned four people convicted in that investigation, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.“The pardons from this President are what you would expect to get if you gave the pardon power to a mob boss,” tweeted Andrew Weissmann, a Mueller team member who helped prosecute Manafort.Manafort, who led Trump's campaign during a pivotal period in 2016 before being ousted over his ties to Ukraine, had been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for financial crimes related to his political consulting work in that country. He was among the first people charged as part of Mueller's investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. He was released to home confinement last May because of coronavirus concerns in the federal prison system.Though the charges against Manafort did not concern the central thrust of Mueller's mandate — whether the Trump campaign and Russia colluded to tip the election — he was nonetheless a pivotal figure in the investigation.His close relationship to a man U.S. officials have linked to Russian intelligence, and with whom he shared internal campaign polling data, attracted particular scrutiny during the investigation, though Mueller never charged any Trump associate with conspiring with Russia.Manafort, in a series of tweets, thanked Trump and lavished praise on the outgoing president, declaring that history would show he had accomplished more than any of his predecessors.Trump did not pardon Manafort's deputy, Rick Gates, who was sentenced last year to 45 days in prison but extensively co-operated with prosecutors, or former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance crimes related to his efforts to buy the silence of women who said they had sexual relationships with Trump. Both were also convicted in the Mueller probe.New York City prosecutors, meanwhile, have been seeking to have the state’s highest court revive state mortgage fraud charges against Manafort after a lower court dismissed them on double jeopardy grounds. A spokesman for District Attorney Cy Vance said the pardon “underscores the urgent need to hold Mr. Manafort accountable for his crimes against the People of New York.”Manafort and Stone are hardly conventional pardon recipients, in part because both were scolded by judges for effectively thumbing their nose at the criminal justice system. Manafort was hit with a witness tampering charge even after he was indicted and was accused by prosecutors of lying while trying to earn credit for co-operation.Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress about his efforts to gain inside information about the release by WikiLeaks of Russia-hacked Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign, was similarly censured because of his social media posts as the case was pending.In a statement Wednesday, Stone thanked Trump and alleged that he had been subjected to a “Soviet-style show trial on politically-motivated charges”Kushner is the father of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and a wealthy real estate executive who pleaded guilty years ago to tax evasion and making illegal campaign donations. Trump and the elder Kushner knew each other from real estate circles and their children were married in 2009.Trump’s legally troubled allies were not the only recipients of clemency Wednesday night. The list of 29 recipients included people whose pleas for forgiveness have been promoted by people supporting the president throughout his term in office, among them former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.One of the pardon recipients was Topeka Sam, whose case was promoted by Alice Johnson, a criminal justice advocate whom Trump pardoned and who appeared in a Super Bowl ad for him and at the Republican National Convention.“Ms. Sam’s life is a story of redemption,” the White House said in its release, praising her for helping other women in need.Others granted clemency included a former county commissioner in Florida convicted of taking gifts from people doing business with the county; a community leader in Kentucky convicted of federal drug offences; and former Justice Department official who was convicted for his role in the influence peddling scandal surrounding former lobbyist Jack Abramoff.____Associated Press writers Jill Colvin in Palm Beach, Florida, and Michael Balsamo in Washington contributed to this report.Eric Tucker, The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Jake Killingsworth registered 13 points as UC San Diego easily beat Saint Katherine College 75-39 on Wednesday. Toni Rocak added 10 points and six steals for the Tritons, and Mikey Howell chipped in 10 points and five steals.
Tyler Herro (Miami Heat) with a 2-pointer vs the Orlando Magic, 12/23/2020
MEXICO CITY — Mexico now has more people hospitalized for COVID-19 than it saw at the peak of the first wave of the pandemic in late July.The Health Department says 18,301 people are in hospitals across Mexico being treated for the disease that can be caused by the coronavirus. That is 0.4% more than in July.Mexico City is the epicenter of the current wave of infections and 85% of its hospital beds are in use.The state of Morelos, just south of the capital, became the fourth of Mexico’s 32 states to declare a “red” alert, which will lead to a partial lockdown and the closure of non-essential businesses starting Thursday.Medical personnel will be first in line Thursday when vaccinations with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine begin Thursday in Mexico City.___THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:Cheer will be in short supply this pandemic-stricken Christmas, as many face isolation, grief, job fears and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant.No Christmas Day driving in Peru. Lebanon's nightclubs are open, but no dancing. Such is the global mish-mash of coronavirus measures.Freight from Britain and passengers have started arriving in France after the country eased a two-day blockade over a new virus variant.France is springing elderly residents from care homes, but some families agonize if time with elderly relatives is worth the risk.President Donald Trump has threatened to torpedo Congress’ massive COVID-19 relief package, demanding changes fellow Republicans have opposed.___Follow AP’s coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic, https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak___HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:DENVER — Colorado’s prison system has begun vaccinating its workers as the coronavirus continues to spread in its facilities.Corrections department spokesperson Annie Skinner said Wednesday that frontline health care workers are the focus of the vaccination effort in state prisons. But she adds that other prison workers have also received shots to avoid wasting any doses whenever there is some left over.Skinner says other prison workers to be vaccinated so far include those who guard prisoners who are hospitalized and those who transport inmates.She did not immediately have a tally of how many prison workers have received the shots so far.___LIVINGSTON, Calif. -- A California court says a chicken processing plant that saw a deadly coronavirus outbreak must provide its workers with masks and follow a raft of other pandemic health orders.A judge in Merced County on Wednesday granted a temporary restraining order sought by a union against Foster Farms.The Livingston facility is one of the world’s largest chicken plants and the outbreak there killed nine people and sickened hundreds earlier this year.Foster Farms says it is already following safety rules and repeatedly testing employees for the coronavirus, which has caused serious outbreaks of infections at meatpacking plants nationwide.___PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has set Feb. 15 as a target for when more Oregon students, especially elementary level, will return to in-person learning.The governor also announced Wednesday that beginning Jan. 1, the statewide mandatory metrics for schools to reopen will be advisory. She says that “decisions to resume in-person instruction must be made locally, district by district, school by school.”In an attempt to meet the target date, the governor has directed the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority to implement several new initiatives, including on-site rapid testing and prioritizing teachers and school staff in the state’s next round of coronavirus vaccinations.The agencies will review the current metrics and announce updated guidelines before Jan. 19.___TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says the state should stop giving local officials the final say over the response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying “a patchwork approach” does not work.The governor says she would also like legislators to rewrite a law that allows people exposed to the coronavirus to avoid providing information that would allow health officials to trace their close contacts.The legislature has committed to considering changes in emergency management laws after opening its annual 90-day session Jan. 11.Lawmakers enacted a law in June covering the current pandemic, but its provisions and a state of emergency for the pandemic expire Jan. 26 if lawmakers do nothing.___WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say they are on track to deliver 20 million vaccine doses by the first week of January, but how quickly those shots will get into arms isn’t clear.In a briefing with reporters Wednesday, Operation Warp Speed official Gen. Gus Perna said states are administering doses at a “good pace” and are “immunizing quite a bit of people.” But the chief science adviser for the U.S. vaccine push added that vaccinating people is going “slower than we thought it would be.”Data from the CDC says about 1 million doses had been administered as of Wednesday morning out of the 9.5 million doses delivered. However, Perna says there is a lag time in reporting the administration of shots.The shipments are for vaccines made by Pfizer and partner BioNTech and Moderna.___NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dozens of Tennessee hospitals have stopped taking transfer patients because they are overwhelmed during one of the nation’s worst recent outbreaks of COVID-19 cases.Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said Wednesday that hospitalizations and deaths continue to be at a “critical stage” as the state deals with a post-Thanksgiving surge in coronavirus infections.Officials have pleaded with the public not to gather indoors with other households for Christmas and New Year’s and to wear masks, which is required in public in some counties at the discretion of local officials.According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, there were 1,762 new coronavirus cases reported per 100,000 people in Tennessee over the past two weeks, which ranks first in the country for new cases per capita. One in every 111 people in Tennessee tested positive in the past week.___PHOENIX — The top doctor for Arizona’s largest hospital chain says three Banner Health hospitals in the Phoenix area are operating above capacity as the state confronts a surge in coronavirus cases.Dr. Marjorie Bessel said Wednesday that Banner’s Desert, Thunderbird and University hospitals have more patients than they’re typically licensed to handle.Systemwide, Banner’s intensive care units are at 160% of their typical winter peak, and nearly six in 10 ICU patients have COVID-19. Non-emergency procedures such as cancer surgeries and hip replacements have been cancelled at some hospitals to keep beds open for patients battling the coronavirus.___BELLINGHAM, Wash. — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is quarantining in accordance with federal guidelines.In a Tweet Wednesday the Democrat said he received word of the positive test the day before and is not experiencing any symptoms.Larsen said he is “prepared to vote by proxy in the coming days if the House schedules votes.”He represents Washington’s 2nd Congressional District, which is on the northwestern portion of the state and includes the San Juan Islands, Bellingham and Everett.___DENVER — Colorado has started vaccinating correctional workers as the state sees a surge of coronavirus cases in its prisons.Department of Corrections spokesperson Annie Skinner says facility workers received COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, with more staffers scheduled to receive initial doses on Wednesday. It wasn’t clear whether guards were among the workers being vaccinated yet or if medical workers were getting the shots.Scott Bookman, COVID-19 incident commander, says the doctors and nurses providing clinical care in correctional settings would be part of first phase of vaccine distribution. Bookman said distribution among phase 1A and 1B would be “fluid” as they update the plan with public health guidance.___BOSTON — Help is on the way for Massachusetts small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, with Gov. Charlie Baker announcing $668 million in new state funding.Baker said Wednesday the state will begin rolling out assistance to businesses as soon as next week regardless of what happens with the federal COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress.He says the state effort builds on a program run by the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, which awarded nearly $49 million in grants to more than 1,100 small businesses earlier this week. Baker says thousands of applicants that sought but didn’t receive those initial funds will now be able to benefit from the new funding.The $668 million will also be used to create a new program targeting industries hit hardest during the pandemic. Baker said the new program will provide grants of up to $75,000 to help businesses cover staffing costs, rent and mortgage payments and debt obligations.___PORTLAND, Maine — Public health authorities in Maine said Wednesday it’s impossible to know when coronavirus vaccines could reach inmates in the state’s prisons and jails because of the limited supply.The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has called on the state to prioritize prisons, jails and detention facilities in its vaccine plans.Maine is in the midst of rolling out coronavirus vaccines to front-line health workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said the state has vaccinated more than 8,000 people so far, but supply constraints make it difficult to plan too far into the future.Jails and prisons have been the site of coronavirus outbreaks in Maine. One, at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham, sickened dozens of inmates.___NAIROBI, Kenya — South Africa’s health minister says the country has seen more than 14,000 confirmed new coronavirus cases in the past day, with a positivity rate of 26%, as overall cases edge toward 1 million.Heath Minister Zwelini Mkhize says the “alarming rate of spread” of infections is much faster than during the first wave in midyear. His daily report doesn’t say how many of the new infections are attributed to the new variant of the virus in South Africa.The country has more than 950,000 confirmed cases, including more than 25,000 deaths. More than 400 people have died in the past day.Mkhize says COVID-19 is “unrelenting” and urges South Africans to not be complacent as they enter the holiday season, and he warns that the government will have to review restrictions meant to limit the spread of the virus and “consider further measures.”More than a quarter of the country’s infections are in Gauteng province, home of commercial hub Johannesburg and the capital, Pretoria.___ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Around 15,000 residents previously ineligible for pandemic stimulus checks have started receiving payments from the state. The group includes immigrants in the country without work authorization.Officials with the New Mexico Human Services Department said the $465 relief payments began arriving this week via direct deposit or checks.The Legislature allocated $5 million to the fund for those who hadn’t received federal payments in April. Agency officials say they were able to identify an additional $2 million on top of that.COVID-19 cases have been declining in New Mexico, but the economic fallout from the pandemic continues.___TRENTON, N.J. — With apologies to Don Henley, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has a message for state residents reminiscent of the Eagles holiday classic song: Please stay home for Christmas.The Democratic governor on Wednesday used his final coronavirus briefing before the holiday to urge residents in New Jersey not to gather with extended family as a means of limiting the spread of the virus.Murphy spoke as New Jersey recorded its first instance since May of back-to-back days when the state death toll from the virus exceeded 100.___MADRID — Health Minister Salvador Illa said that, beginning Saturday, Spain will receive 4.5 million Pfizer vaccine doses over the next 12 weeks, enough to vaccinate some 2.3 million people.Illa said on Wednesday that the first batch would arrive in the central province of Guadalajara and be distributed around Spain from there so that vaccination could begin as planned on Sunday.The ministry reported 12,386 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, up from 11,079 on Tuesday, for a total of 1.8 million. There were 178 new confirmed deaths, down from 260 on Tuesday.The 14-day cumulative index, closely watched by epidemiologists, rose to 254 per 100,000 inhabitants, up from 236 a day earlier but still down from the second-wave high of 529 on Nov. 9.The Associated Press
Michael Carter-Williams (Orlando Magic) with a block vs the Miami Heat, 12/23/2020
A dancing ‘grinch’ wearing a picture of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer appeared at a Christmas-themed anti-COVID-19-lockdown rally in Lansing on December 23.The protesters rallied against the state’s COVID-19 restrictions that ban indoor dining and in-person classes among other things, according to reports.Among the demonstrations was a marriage proposal on the steps of the State Capitol building.There were 3,443 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the state on December 23 and 70 more people had died from the virus, according to Michigan health officials. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful
Larry Nance Jr. (Cleveland Cavaliers) with a dunk vs the Charlotte Hornets, 12/23/2020
The Seamless Copper Tubes Market in MENA will grow by 69.18 th tons during 2020-2024
The Manchester United striker clashed with Yerry Mina but remained on the field to break the deadlock in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.
Markelle Fultz (Orlando Magic) with an and one vs the Miami Heat, 12/23/2020