Biden Clears 270 Electoral Vote Margin, Formalizes Presidential Win

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),This guy, whom hid in his basement on all year, couldn’t get more than 50 people to come out and see him at his events, and currently has less than 8,000 people tune in across ALL platforms to see/hear him speak beat, the guy who had 20,000+ supporters show up to an airport at the drop of a hat, stand 8+ hrs in line, just to see him for an hr speech, not counting those whom would line the roads just wanting to wave at him, oh yeah and over 250,000 on one live stream alone…..for actual totals of over a million EVERYTIME he had a rally…. which was 2-3 a day towards the end….Does anyone really believe Biden beat Obama’s popularity…..???? Adam Schultz / Biden for President / (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) – Joe Biden has cleared the 270-electoral-vote mark to formalize his presidential victory with California’s 55 votes.The voting milestone came late Monday when California electors affirmed Biden’s massive 5 million-vote win last month in the nation’s largest state.Monday was the day set by law for the meeting of the Electoral College. In reality, electors meet in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to cast their ballots. The results will be sent to Washington and tallied in a Jan. 6 joint session of Congress over which Vice President Mike Pence will preside.Electors from coast to coast are meeting in person, socially-distanced, or virtually, due to the pandemic. Electoral College representatives from various states have cast votes and will continue throughout Monday. Vermont’s three electors were the first in the nation to vote Monday, casting ballots for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.Over a Zoom ceremony that took less than 20 minutes, Nevada’s six Democratic presidential electors have awarded their votes for Biden, becoming the first slate of electors from a battleground state to cast their votes.Illinois electors met in the Illinois House chamber while observing social-distance rules to vote 20-0 in favor of Biden. “The election is affirmed. It is now time for us as a country to move forward, transition in full, and embrace the promise of a new administration …,” Illinois Electoral College chairwoman, Lori Lightfoot, the mayor of Chicago said.In Arkansas, the state’s members of the electoral college met for about 45 minutes in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the state Capitol in Little Rock. “This is a very historic time,” Doyle Webb, who was elected chairman of the state’s electors, said after six votes were cast for President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence.After Iowa’s six Republican electors formally cast votes for Trump, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and elector was unwilling to declare Biden the president-elect, When asked about Trump’s pending legal challenges he said, “You’ve got to let it work itself through. The last thing you want is for Americans to feel they were shortchanged on their vote.”Biden is planning to address the nation Monday night, after the electors have voted.last_img read more

Cruel injury blow for Gunner Diaby

first_img The 26-year-old France international faces an operation on the injury, which he suffered in training on Wednesday. A club statement confirmed: “Abou Diaby injured his left knee in training on Wednesday and subsequent scans have confirmed that he has torn his anterior cruciate ligament. Following consultations with specialists, Abou will undergo surgery to repair the injury in the near future. Abou is expected to be out for around eight to nine months.” Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby faces a lay-off of up to nine months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The statement continued: “The thoughts and best wishes from everyone at Arsenal are with Abou, and we all wish him a successful recovery.” Even before this latest setback, Diaby’s spell in north London had been blighted by injuries ever since he joined from Auxerre in 2006 as a 19-year-old. The commanding midfielder suffered a fractured and dislocated ankle in May of that year and recorded only 27 Barclays Premier League appearances over the next two seasons. He eventually established himself as a regular presence in the Gunners’ midfield, scoring seven times in 40 appearances in all competitions in 2010-11. But he was restricted to only five appearances last season due to a string of injuries, including ankle and calf problems, and has played only 16 games in the current campaign. The news on Diaby adds to manager Arsene Wenger’s mounting injury problems. Jack Wilshere is currently recovering from an ankle problem and Wenger must also do without forward Theo Walcott against Reading this weekend after he returned home early from international duty with a pelvic injury, while Kieran Gibbs is doubtful due to a virus. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Who is better as India captain – Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni? Debate opens after Shahid Afridi comment

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Who is the better Indian cricket team captain? Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni? This question has divided the opinion of Indian fans ever since Dhoni stepped down as full-time captain of the team since 2017. The debate is all set to reopen with the latest comments of Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistan cricket team captain. In an interview to NDTV, Afridi gave a new twist to the debate of who is the better captain. “As a player, Virat Kohli is my favourite but he needs to work on his captaincy because for me, Dhoni is still the best,” Afridi was quoted. How much merit is there in Afridi’s comment? When one looks at the style and the records of both Dhoni and Kohli, it presents some similar aspects and some non-familiar aspects.Read More | Virat Kohli’s India side have golden chance to break Australia jinxFollowing the end of the England tour in 2018, Kohli said he had picked up aspects of leadership from Dhoni. “Not really anyone before MS. I was always someone who kept talking to him about the game so even when I was really young. I’ve learned the most from MS, standing so close to him at slip so many times and just observing him at close quarters,” Kohli had remarked then. Read More | ‘Sensible decisions key for Indian team’s success in Australia’When it comes to the captaincy style of both players, it has often been stated that Dhoni bought calmness to the field irrespective of the situation while Kohli brings his emotions on the field and believes in giving it back to the opposition when needed. Some others have said Dhoni had a ‘wait for prey’ approach while Kohli ‘goes for the kill’. Dhoni was defensive while Kohli was deemed aggressive. Great startKohli and Dhoni are similar when it comes to the start of their captaincy. Dhoni was part of 11 consecutive Tests without a defeat at the start of his tenure while Kohli went 19 consecutive Tests without a defeat. Dhoni won 27 out of his 60 Tests as skipper while Kohli has already won 22 out of 42 Tests he has been skipper. When it comes to beginning of captaincy, both individuals have good numbers.Tigers at Home, Lambs AbroadBoth Kohli and Dhoni are similar when it comes to this phrase ‘Tigers at Home, Lambs Abroad’. Dhoni’s captaincy tenure was marred by 4-0 losses in England and Australia while he failed to win any series in 2014 against South Africa (1-0), New Zealand (1-0), England (3-1) and Australia (2-0). At home, MS Dhoni lost only one series (2-1) against England in 2012 while he enjoyed a brilliant run from 2008 to 2011. It was in his period when India ascended the No.1 ranking in Tests.Read More | India in Australia: Virat Kohli’s side face an uphill number’s gameThe scenario is same for Kohli. When he took over the captaincy in 2015, he went on to win eight consecutive series at home. However, his captaincy also dipped when the team went out of the sub-continent. Despite winning in West Indies in 2016, India lost 2-1 to South Africa and 4-1 to England in 2018. The only way Kohli can avoid Dhoni’s fate is if he does well in Australia. Although, if one has to credit Dhoni, he led India to a 1-1 draw in South Africa in 2010, something Kohli has been unable to do.Kohli, the better batsmanHowever, Afridi’s comment that Kohli is the better batsman is absolutely correct. Ever since he took over the Test captaincy, Kohli averages 65 with 17 centuries, 87 in ODIs with 16 centuries and 29.93 in Twenty20 Internationals. Dhoni, on the other hand, has a phenomenal average of 53 in ODIs, considering he was captain for 200 matches. In Tests, he averaged 40 but one must consider that the Jharkhand batsman played most of his knocks at No.7 in the batting. The numbers amassed by Kohli when it comes to batting are phenomenal. However, when compared to the captaincy records of Dhoni, Afridi is right. Dhoni is the only captain to win all three ICC World Events while the 2019 World Cup will be Kohli’s second, having lost in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 to Pakistan. If Kohli can win a Test series in Australia, then the scales might tilt a wee bit in his favour. last_img read more

Pacquiao conqueror Jeff Horn contemplating ring retirement

first_img Jeff Horn has been encouraged to retire after the former world champion was beaten by Tim Tszyu in a super-welterweight bout.Three years after beating Manny Pacquiao at a packed Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, the Australian said he felt relief Wednesday when the official stopped their bout ahead of the ninth round.Horn didn’t officially end his career after the loss, but knows it will be difficult for him to convince his wife and two daughters that the best decision is to fight on after his third loss from his last five bouts.“I’ll go home and talk to (wife) Jo but I know what she’s going to say,” he said. “In the end, I have to ask if I have more in the tank or is that it. I probably don’t have the hunger of Tim Tszyu. I’ve been there, done the world title, I was just fighting for the big fights and the mountain was too big for me tonight.”Tim Tszyu is the son of former world champion and Russian-born Kostya Tszyu.Horn’s promoter Dean Lonergan suggested the time was right for former school teacher Horn to retire.“I think tonight would be a nice full stop,” Lonergan said of the 32-year-old Horn’s career. “The baton I think’s been passed.”Horn had dropped a weight division and entered the Townsville stadium bout in north Queensland full of confidence, but it didn’t take long for Tszyu to assume control. Horn was knocked down in the third and sixth rounds and referee Phil Austin stopped the contest after eight rounds.“He was very good; he made me look silly out there,” Horn said of Tszyu. “It was more of a relief than anything that the referee was saying he’d seen enough.”Image credits: AP First Published: 27th August, 2020 06:12 IST FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News COMMENTcenter_img Written By Last Updated: 27th August, 2020 06:12 IST Pacquiao Conqueror Jeff Horn Contemplating Ring Retirement Jeff Horn has been encouraged to retire after the former world champion was beaten by Tim Tszyu in a super-welterweight bout WATCH US LIVE LIVE TVlast_img read more