Top plays from Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz, 04/17/2021
Top plays from Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz, 04/17/2021
At least 53 people have been injured during clashes between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. The violence at the major holy site, sacred to Muslims and Jews, is an escalation of weeks of violence in Jerusalem that has reverberated across the region. The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded at the compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem.
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WASHINGTON — Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Rep. Elise Stefanik ’s rise toward House Republicans' No. 3 leadership job, grumbling that is unlikely to derail her but serves notice that the right wing is battling again to affect the party’s future. House Republicans plan to meet privately next week — probably Wednesday — and seem certain to oust Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from that top post. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., seems likely to postpone a vote on replacing Cheney until sometime later, according to two House GOP aides who discussed the delay on condition of anonymity, giving restive conservatives a chance to coalesce behind an alternative. It's unlikely any challenger would defeat Stefanik, who has the backing of former President Donald Trump, McCarthy and No. 2 House GOP leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana. That triumvirate — especially the former president, whose grip on the party seems as firm as ever — virtually assures victory for Stefanik, 36, a onetime Trump critic who evolved into his strident ally. But with the hard right distrustful of Stefanik, owner of one of the House GOP's most moderate voting records, conservatives say forcing her to face a challenge would signal she's not universally accepted and will have to contend with them moving forward. “We must not rush into a de-facto coronation of any handpicked replacement whose voting record does not reflect the views of the conference,” first-term conservative Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., said in a statement. "We must select someone who will wholeheartedly support the conservative membership.” Good said Republicans should be allowed to “work through the process” of replacing Cheney. The conservative Club for Growth, wary of Stefanik's past opposition to tax cuts and easing environmental regulations, is also pushing for time so a Stefanik rival can emerge, a view Republicans say is widely shared among conservatives. The hard-right House Freedom Caucus has taken no public position on Stefanik. But its members, said to number around 40, are known to be uncomfortable with her. Delaying the Stefanik vote could also be valuable to McCarthy, who hopes to be elected speaker should Republicans win House control in the 2022 elections. There’s no need for him to risk support from conservatives, who have long been skeptical of him, by denying them a chance to advance a Stefanik challenger. The dustup is underscoring the disconnect that sometimes exists between Trump and the party's ideological right wing. It also poses a test of conservatives' internal clout when they don't have the former president behind them — a battle they seem likely to lose this time. Conservatives have tussled for years for influence within the GOP. They've won some fights, like forcing the early retirement of Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, but lost many others. “Leadership elections are always an opportunity for discussions about the future” of House Republicans, said Michael Steel, who was a top aide to Boehner and other leading GOP figures. Stefanik, whose office declined to comment for this article, does have some significant conservative credentials. These include past support from the National Rifle Association and endorsements from the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group. But she's consistently gotten moderate scores for her voting record: a lifetime 48% from Heritage Action for America and 35% from Club for Growth, a pair of conservative organizations, among the lowest grades for House Republicans. She voted with Trump 78% of the time when he was president, according to votes tracked by the website fivethirtyeight.com, again one of the lowest marks in the House GOP. That included voting to oppose Trump's signature 2017 tax cuts, his unilateral use of money to build the southern border wall and his withdrawal of troops from Syria. Stefanik has “a lot of work to do” to win over the GOP’s more conservative activists, said Adam Brandon, president of the conservative FreedomWorks. Stefanik criticized Trump multiple times during his 2016 presidential campaign, including saying that his remarks in a 2005 video about sexually assaulting women were “offensive” and “just wrong.” She said his crude description of African countries in 2018 was “wrong and contrary to our American ideals.” In 2019, she became a highly visible foe of Trump's first impeachment over his attempts to pressure Ukraine to produce political dirt about Joe Biden, who was then a presidential candidate. She has since embraced many of Trump's evidence-free claims about 2020 election fraud. She declared this week that states unconstitutionally changed their election laws and that some GOP poll watchers weren't allowed to observe vote counting, and she said she supports an audit of Arizona votes that conservatives are using to bolster suspicions about the results. Stefanik's rural, northern New York district voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential election, and then for Trump in 2016 and 2020. “You can’t really believe whether she is or isn’t" a Trump supporter, the Club for Growth’s McIntosh said. "I'd warn him that, in a couple of years, she won't be for you." Cheney, on the other hand, was rated 80% by Heritage Action and 65% by Club for Growth, while voting 93% of the time with Trump. Cheney is being deposed after voting to impeach Trump for encouraging supporters who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 and for energetically contesting his false claims that his 2020 election defeat to Biden was fraudulent. Some Republicans have said that, as a party leader, she should have stifled her criticisms of Trump, which they fear are distracting from efforts to recapture the House. In a Washington Post opinion essay this week, Cheney suggested Trump's GOP allies are choosing political expediency over “truth and fidelity to the Constitution.” ___ AP Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro contributed to this report. Alan Fram, The Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City's top casino has dropped its lawsuit against a rival it accused of poaching key executives and attempting to steal valuable trade secrets. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Borgata, said in a statement Friday it has dropped its litigation against Atlantic City's Ocean Casino Resort, following a settlement agreed to by both parties. A court filing gave no details of the terms of the agreement other than that it was reached “amicably.” Ocean has denied any wrongdoing. But MGM Resorts said in a statement that, "Ocean has agreed to honour Borgata’s restrictive covenants, including its non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions that are designed to protect Borgata’s trade secrets.” Ocean would only say it is glad the matter has been resolved. In a lawsuit filed last August, the Borgata, which is owned by MGM Resorts, accused its rival Ocean of poaching a half-dozen of its top marketing executives in an attempt to “cripple” it by using secret details about its best and most profitable customers. At particular issue was a cellphone one of the executives was said to have taken with him from Borgata to Ocean, containing priceless information on Borgata’s top customers — including their personal cellphone numbers, gambling preferences, likes and dislikes including favourite foods and beverages, how much the casino might be willing to discount large losses for them, and instances in which the casino might change the rules of some games for these players. A judge later ordered the cellphone returned to the Borgata. The lawsuit claimed one of the former Borgata executives oversaw that casino's highest-level customers: those who spent $1.5 million to $4 million per visit. Collectively, these customers were worth at least $25 million a year to the Borgata, which would use its corporate jet to fly them to events, and to and from the casino. The Borgata continues to lead the nine-casino market. But the lawsuit paints Ocean as “indisputably Borgata’s direct and primary competitor for high-level casino customers in Atlantic City” — an assertion that might raise a few eyebrows over at the Hard Rock casino. Ocean is the former Revel casino, which shut down in 2014 after little more than two years of operation during which it never came close to making a profit. But having reopened in 2018 under the Ocean brand, and currently owned by New York hedge fund Luxor Capital, the casino has turned things around and improved its standing in the Atlantic City market. It ranked fifth among the nine casinos in terms of total revenue in 2020, although the Borgata still takes in nearly three times what Ocean does. ___ Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC. Wayne Parry, The Associated Press
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There were contrasting emotions for Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer as Labour lost the Hartlepool by-election.
The Texas House of Representatives approved a spate of new voting restrictions Friday that would ban election officials from sending out ballot applications to voters unless they specifically requested one and grant more power to partisan poll watchers.
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Canada's Sam Stewart was seconds away from qualifying for her first Olympic Games. But the 31-year-old from London, Ont., saw her Tokyo dreams disappear with a double leg takedown by Romanian opponent Andreea Beatrice Ana with under five seconds to go at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament on Friday. After the 4-2 loss, Stewart talked about a tough pre-Olympic season all but derailed by COVID-19. "I think I wrestled really well, all things considered," Stewart told Wrestling Canada. "It's been really hard to train and prepare for this event with everything that's happened. I definitely think I put my best foot forward." The winner of Friday's semifinal qualified their country for Tokyo at 53 kilograms. "This definitely isn't my last kick at the can," Stewart said. "I kept telling myself that this is just another tournament. This is a part of my story, but it doesn't define me as a wrestler." Tokyo will mark the first time since women's wrestling made its Olympic debut in 2004 that Canada hasn't sent a full complement in every female weight class. "My heart breaks for the women who have fought through so many challenges since March 2020," reigning Olympic champion Erica Wiebe tweeted. "We will come back stronger." Wiebe had previously clinched a Tokyo berth at 76 kg. The World Olympic Qualification Tournament is the last chance to clinch Olympic quota spots for their country. Stewart opened the day with a quick victory over Marina Rueda Flores of Spain, scoring 10 points to end the match by technical superiority. She then ousted Hilary Ysaline Honorine of France in another quick win by technical superiority to advance to the semifinals. Stewart will wrestle for bronze on Saturday. Earlier Friday, Canadians Jessie MacDonald, Jessica Brouillette, and Linda Morais were eliminated before the semis. Canadian men Adam MacFadyen, Daniel Coles, Yiannis Narlidis and Thomas Barreiro will wrestle for quota spots Saturday in Greco-Roman. Canada has already secured two quota spots in women's wrestling, by Wiebe and Danielle Lappage (68 kg), plus two spots on the men's side by Amar Dhesi (125 kg) and Jordie Steen (97 kg). All four spots were clinched at the Pan-American Olympic Qualifying Tournament in March 2020 in Ottawa, one of the last international sports events before the pandemic shuttered the sports world. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2021. The Canadian Press
Vivint Smart Home, Inc. (NYSE: VVNT) today announced its plans to host a conference call to discuss results for first quarter 2021 on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Company plans to release its first quarter 2021 results and post presentation slides in the investor relations section of its website at www.vivint.com after the close of the financial markets on May 13, 2021.
Play the Original Classic on Your Favorite Current-Gen SystemsLOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 7, 2021 / Experience a classic Dungeons & Dragons action role-playing game, as Interplay Entertainment (IPLY) and Wizards of the Coast rerelease the iconic action-RPG Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on Xbox X|S, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation consoles with enhanced graphics; up to 4k on Xbox, PS4 Pro and above.This revival of the original Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance puts the ‘action' back into the action-RPG genre, plunging players into the heart of Faerûn.
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Southampton’s promising early league form hit the buffers this year as selection problems mounted.
TEAAM Aeromedical is looking to launch in Fort St. John this summer, and has started recruiting for their non-profit air ambulance service. The city would be home to its third base, designated TEAAM 3, with TEAAM 2 and 3 operating in Prince George and Squamish, respectively. Technical Evacuation Advanced Aero Medical Society, or TEAAM for short, is made up of paramedics and physicians dedicated to providing crucial life support and training in long-line helicopter rescues. “We’re actively recruiting medical and rescue staff to be able to put the base together,” said President Miles Randell. “From there, we’ll start fundraising fairly soon to equip the base appropriately.” The organization is looking for 30 members to be paid on call, including paramedics, nurses, or physicians licensed to practice in B.C., and those with military, ski patrol, or search and rescue backgrounds. “It’s very much a multi-disciplinary group. At our other bases in Prince George and Squamish we’ve got physicians, critical care nurses, emergency nurses, support paramedics, and primary care paramedics,” said Randell. “We hope to replicate that at the Fort St John base as well.” He added that applications as far New Zealand and Australia have been received. “It’s an incredible talent pool that’s reaching out to us, so we just have to make sure that we’re able to support that skill set,” Randell, noting a July launch is the plan. Bailey Helicopters will supply the wings for the job. “We’ll be using them for both our Fort St John and Prince George bases,” confirmed Randell, noting that Blackcomb Helicopters remains their partner in Squamish. The service will have the capability of long-line and hoist rescue by helicopter, as well as swift-water rescue, auto extrication, mountain rescue, and other aspects such as structural collapse and HAZMAT capabilities. email@example.com Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative, Alaska Highway News
Hartlepool win paved the way for Tory ascendency in England, as Welsh Labour perform strongly and the SNP edge close to a majority.
During Ingenuity's fourth flight on April 30th, Perseverance managed to capture an audio clip of the foray, marking the first time a spacecraft on another planet has recorded the sounds made by another craft.
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], May 8 (ANI): TDP chief and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday expressed concern that one by one, all sections of society were becoming vulnerable to COVID-19 because of the "emergence of more dangerous variants" in due course.
An Army trainee has waived his first chance to appear in court on dozens of charges related to allegations he held a bus full of South Carolina elementary school students and its driver hostage at gunpoint. A bond hearing had been scheduled Friday for Jovan Collazo, but court officials said he waived that appearance, which means he remains in the Richland County jail. Another court hearing is scheduled for later this month.
EDMONTON — A judge has found an Edmonton woman guilty of manslaughter in the death of her five-year-old daughter. Court heard that the girl died of blunt-force trauma and prosecutors alleged her mother beat her with a belt and a spatula. The woman, who is in her 30s, had been charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life, assault with a weapon and second-degree murder. Justice Avril Inglis says there was not enough evidence to convict the woman beyond a reasonable doubt on those charges. But Inglis convicted the woman of manslaughter because evidence showed that the girl's severe brain injuries were caused by an assault and the only person in the home capable of inflicting them was her mother. The woman is expected to be sentenced in the fall. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2021. The Canadian Press