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    Getty Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews fails to reel in a game-winning two-point conversion vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh defended his decision to attempt a potentially game-winning two-point conversion rather than go to overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 5, telling reporters, “We were pretty much out of corners at that point in time.” “Try to win the game right there.” Coach Harbaugh on the decision to go for a two-point conversion. pic.twitter.com/CEc3tCDF1i — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 6, 2021 The attempt came after the Ravens scored a touchdown with just 12 seconds left in the game to cut the Steelers’ lead to just one point. An extra point by Ravens kicker Justin Tucker would have almost certainly sent the game to overtime, but Harbaugh opted to go for the win after cornerback Marlon Humphrey left the game with an injury in the fourth quarter.  It was reported after the game by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Humphrey suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in another brutal blow to Baltimore’s defense. “It...
    Prince Harry has risked another public rift with his father after claiming he raised concerns about the donor in the ‘cash for access’ scandal. The Duke of Sussex said last night he had ‘severed ties’ with Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz a year before Prince Charles presented the controversial Saudi billionaire with a CBE. Harry said he had ‘concerns’ over the businessman’s ‘motives’. He made the comments after it was revealed that he had held a private meeting with Mr Mahfouz, who has given tens of thousands of pounds to charities associated with the duke. The billionaire is embroiled in claims that he showered money on charitable causes close to the Prince of Wales in the hope of obtaining an honour and British citizenship. Harry is said to have become concerned about Mr Mahfouz in 2014 and wound down their relationship the following year, having met him twice. But in an extraordinary statement which could spark a family rift, Harry said he had no involvement in what he described as the ‘CBE scandal’, insisted he had concerns about the Saudi businessman’s ‘motives’...
    THIS is the shock moment that led Colombian football authorities to call for an investigation into suspicious circumstances surrounding a key promotion match. Llaneros were taking on Union Magdalena at home on Saturday and were leading 1-0 until the 95th minute. 2An investigation is being launched in Colombia over an alleged match-fixing scandalCredit: WIN Sports 2Llaneros were leading 1-0 in the 95th minute before Union Magdalena appeared to be allowed to win itCredit: WIN Sports The level of match fixing in Colombia is sad, but this is hilariously sad.Could they have not been more obvious about it? ????‍♂️This goal clinched Unión Magdalena promotion to the Colombia first division. Unserious federation. pic.twitter.com/j3fzWFJQDU— Ronald Peña (@ronaldpen_a) December 4, 2021 That was when the visitors scored twice in quick succession in the dying seconds - a set of circumstances described by one senior player as ‘an embarrassment for Colombian football’. A Video of the winning goal appeared to show the Llaneros players backing off their opponents and allowing them to score. The victory for Union Magdalena ensured that they secured promotion to...
    Oklahoma State had a replay go against them vs. Baylor and it may have sunk their College Football Playoff hopes. Baylor quarterback Blake Shapen was under duress by Collin Oliver and attempted to throw the ball away before he was sacked. Shapen was initially called for intentional grounding but upon further review, the call was upheld and Oklahoma State was denied recovering an attempted lateral. If the play was overturned, Oklahoma State would have recovered the ball and denied Baylor a chance from adding to their 14-3 lead.Did Oklahoma State get robbed by the officials vs. Baylor?Forward pass or nah? pic.twitter.com/0ozhv7Hodk — FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) December 4, 2021 It doesn’t look like the pass is going forward. Does it look like it’s going backward though? pic.twitter.com/XmfzsCLwV8 — no context college football (@nocontextcfb) December 4, 2021 Baylor has dominated the game in the first half but if the call was overturned, momentum would have swung to give the Pokes a chance to trim the deficit before halftime. As a result of the call standing, Baylor scored a touchdown...
    Billionaire investor Ray Dalio was questioned on comments he made earlier in the week defending China in an interview with Fox Business Friday. Dalio, the founder of hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, sparked controversy this week for defending China when asked by CNBC anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin about its human rights abuses and his investments there. “As a top-down country, what they’re doing — it’s kind of like a strict parent. They behave like a strict parent, and they go through that. That is their approach. We have our approach,” Dalio said Tuesday. The comments prompted a rebuke from Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). “Ray Dalio is brilliant and a friend, but his feigned ignorance of China’s horrific abuses and rationalization of complicit investments there is a sad moral lapse,” Romney said. Mediaite obtained comments from Dalio, regarding the controversy, made in an interview with Fox Business host Jack Hough on Barron’s Roundtable Friday. “Just let me be clear that I really think I, at that spontaneous moment, did not think clear,” Dalio said. “I wasn’t commenting on what I thought...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Teddy Roosevelt statue in front of the American Museum of Natural History is one step closer to being removed. Video showed the controversial statue being removed Friday, as it was prepared to be shipped to North Dakota. READ MORE: Columbia University Student Davide Giri Stabbed To Death Near Morningside Park; Suspected Gang Member In Custody, Sources SayThe 1939 bronze statue of Roosevelt on horseback is headed to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, opening in 2016. READ MORE: FDNY Probationary Firefighter Vincent Malveaux Dies After Medical Episode During Training ExerciseThe statue has been criticized as racist for its portrayal of a Native American man and a Black man. MORE NEWS: Suffolk County Police Officer Timothy Thrane Released From Hospital 1 Month After Being Hit By Alleged Drunk DriverEarlier this year, the city and the museum agreed to relocate it.
    One of the creators of Critical Race Theory (CRT) said he and his wife, who co-authored the controversial academic theory, have been inundated with death threats in recent months.  Richard Delgado co-authored the book 'Critical Race Theory: An Introduction' with his wife Jean Stefancic back in 2001. Together they have published several books on CRT.  But in recent months, the academic theory has increasingly come under fire as racial tensions come to a head in the United States.  'We get some of the grossest telephone messages that you can imagine...Some of the stuff is hard to believe. It's full of venom,' Delgado, 82, told Axios.  Richard Delgado and his wife Jean Stefancic have been flooded with death threats and wild accusations in recent months as Critical Race Theory has become a hot button issue Delgado (left) and Stefancic (right) are considered founders of the controversial academic theory which teaches students that racism is ingrained in American society and systems The couple co-authored 'Critical Race Theory: An Introduction' in 2001   The University of Alabama law professor said he had never received such...
    Atheist and biologist Richard Dawkins signed a declaration in favor of "sex-based rights," giving the movement an unexpected ally. Dawkins urged his followers on Monday to sign the declaration, which includes a call to oppose providing gender reassignment surgery and puberty blockers to children and teenagers, "re-affirms women and girls' sex-based rights, and challenges the discrimination we experience from the replacement of the category of sex with that of 'gender identity,'" according to its website. TALIBAN SAY WOMEN CANNOT BE GIVEN AWAY IN MARRIAGE WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION Please sign the Declaration on Women’s Sex-based Rights. I have just done so.https://t.co/QmJ1uzNY3k— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) November 29, 2021 The declaration was written by the Women's Human Rights Campaign, a U.K.-based organization that describes itself as protecting "women's sex-based rights." WHRC's declaration claims to "reaffirm the sex-based rights of women which are set out in the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women adopted by the United Nations in 1979, which set the international standard for what the notion of 'equality between men and...
    LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell has pulled out of a controversial oil project near Scotland’s Shetland Islands, saying the project no longer makes economic sense for the company. Shell had a 30% stake in the Cambo project, which is opposed by environmental groups who say Britain should stop developing new oil and gas fields as part of its efforts to combat global warming. “After comprehensive screening of the proposed Cambo development, we have concluded the economic case for investment in this project is not strong enough at this time,” Shell said in a statement. “However, continued investment in oil and gas in the U.K. remains critical to the country’s energy security.” Siccar Point Energy, Cambo’s controlling partner, said it still planned to move ahead with the project. Developing the field 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of the Shetland Islands will create 1,000 jobs and help ease the U.K.’s transition to a low-carbon economy, Chief Executive Jonathan Roger said in a statement. “We will continue to engage with the U.K. government and wider stakeholders on the future development of...
    Lamine Diack, the controversial former president of the International Athletics Federation, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. “Yes, I confirm. My uncle Lamine Diack passed away Thursday to Friday night,“ Awa Diack, niece of the former world athletics boss, confirmed to The Associated Press. Diack was president of the IAAF, now World Athletics, from 1999 to 2015 after holding several political positions in Senegal. Under house arrest in France since November 2015, Diack was sentenced to four years in prison for covering up the payment of bribes by Russian athletes involved in doping cases and the financing by Russia of political campaigns in Senegal. ___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/hub/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Family says controversial former president of world athletics Lamine Diack has died aged 88. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Many graduates of Camden's Woodrow Wilson High School are stunned by the fact their alma mater will soon be going by a different name. District officials opted for change due to the former president's racial legacy. “Class of 65 it will always be Woodrow Wilson to me,” says George Murray, who responded to a question from DailyVoice on a Facebook group made up of graduates from the school. “I graduated in '64. I will always say I graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School (no matter what the new name becomes) because that IS the name of the school that I graduated from,” says Dan Cirucci."The change must happen!"  Writes Kevin Waters, "He was anti-African American. He had the power to not do the things he did. But he did! East Camden High."The Camden County School District decided to change the name last year after a major grassroots effort (that included a Change.org petition) brought new light to the fact that former President Wilson resegregated the federal government and even defended the Ku Klux Klan.“The white men of the South were...
    Meghan Markle’s lawyer has denied allegations that the Duchess of Sussex bullied palace staff before she stepped back as a senior member of the British royal family. In the second installment of the controversial BBC docuseries "The Princes and The Press," attorney Jenny Afia said there were "massive inaccuracies" in the allegations published by the U.K. Times in March, the U.K.’s Express reported on Tuesday. According to the outlet, presenter Amol Rajan asked, "Were there any inaccuracies in that story?" "Yeah, massive inaccuracies were told in that story," Afia responded.  She also stressed that the Duchess of Sussex is "absolutely not" guilty of bullying. KATE MIDDLETON SENDS INVITES TO ITV CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT IN BBC SNUB AMID ROYAL DOC DRAMA Meghan Markle's team has strongly denied allegations that the Duchess of Sussex bullied palace staff. (Photo by NDZ/Star Max/GC Images) "And I think first thing is to be really clear about what bullying is," she explained. "What bullying actually means is improperly using power repeatedly and deliberately to hurt someone physically or emotionally. The Duchess of Sussex has absolutely...
    PRINCE William has visited a refugee shelter this afternoon - hours after the BBC aired a controversial documentary about his rift with Harry. The Duke of Cambridge was seen smiling as he chatted with Afghan nationals at a hotel in Leeds about their experiences. 5Prince William beamed as he met with refugees who have travelled to the UK from Afghanistan todayCredit: PA 5He travelled to Leeds to meet with families as councils in Yorkshire and the Humber announce plans to rehome 1,000 Afghan asylum seekersCredit: PA 5His visit came hours after a controversial BBC doc airedCredit: PA And he appeared to be brushing off programme The Princes and The Press as he returned to official duties following last night's episode. But a right royal row over the show continues today. Lawyers for the family were reportedly watching the doc last night after saying the BBC had made "unfounded" claims in episode one. They'll be deciding if the broadcaster flouted rules regarding accuracy and impartiality after earlier warning they'd not been given a fair right of reply. The royals say they weren't...
    TYRON WOODLEY was 'paid to hold back' against Jake Paul, according to UFC star Colby Covington. The YouTuber won the controversial fight in August but Covington, 33, is not convinced the result was legitimate. 2UFC ace Colby Covington has accused Tyron Woodley of receiving money to hold back from KOing Jake Paul 2Paul eventually won on points despite Woodley appearing to pass up opportunities to KO the YouTuberCredit: Getty Paul, 24, won his fourth professional boxing fight via a split decision. Woodley had him rocked in the fourth round but appeared to hesitate when he had the chance to knock the online personality out. The judges scored it 77-75, 79-74, 75-77 in Paul's favour. But welterweight ace Covington is having none of it. He told MMA News: "He [Woodley] had him hurt and concussed bad in the fourth. "Literally, almost fell out of the ring. And he kind of just held him up. Most read in SportLive BlogUNITED LATEST Ralf Rangnick CONFIRMED as interim boss and told to sign HaalandLive BlogGet your Goss Lionel Messi wins SEVENTH Ballon d'Or as...
    The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission has withdrawn a controversial guidance on race, which urged donors to offer a “sincere apology” and ask for forgiveness for white supremacy and white-dominated culture after its contents went viral. However, despite originally issuing the guidance, which urged donors to “lament, repent and apologize for biases or racist ideologies held and actions committed,” the charitable organization denies the word-for-word reports on the contents of the guide, describing them as “simply false.” In a November 25 update titled, “The Salvation Army’s Response to False Claims on the Topic of Racism,” The Salvation Army reiterated that its primary goal is to “preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” “The beliefs that motivate our service are based solely on the Bible, and that will never change,” the organization said, accusing “some individuals and groups” of attempting to “mislabel our organization to serve their own agendas.” “They have claimed that we believe our donors should apologize for their skin color, that The Salvation Army believes America is an inherently racist society,...
    THE BBC allowed Netflix to film The Crown at its central London HQ — in a move which will further infuriate Prince William and the Royal Family. Bosses let the streaming giant use Broadcasting House to recreate real-life scenes in the run-up to Martin Bashir’s 1995 Panorama interview with Princess Diana. 11The BBC allowed Netflix to film The Crown at its central London HQ — in a move which will further infuriate Prince William and the Royal FamilyCredit: Splash 11The BBC’s decision to help Netflix also defies appeals from Prince William not to dramatise the Bashir interviewCredit: PA It comes with relations between the Corporation and the royals at an all-time low amid the fall-out from controversial documentary The Princes And The Press, the second part of which was screened last night. The BBC’s decision to help Netflix also defies appeals from Prince William not to dramatise the Bashir interview. Exclusive pictures show actor Richard Cordery, 71, portraying Marmaduke Hussey, who was Chairman of the BBC’s board of governors at the time. He was filming with a small crew at...
    HULK has revealed he and his ex-wife’s niece will call their child Zaya in a post showing off her baby bump. The Atletico Mineiro striker risked his ex’s wrath by telling Camila Angelo ‘I love you so much’ as he rested his hands on her tummy. 2Hulk and Camila Angelo posed with the baby bumpCredit: https://www.instagram.com/hulkparaiba/ 2The Atletico Mineiro striker took his family to his latest gameCredit: https://www.instagram.com/hulkparaiba/ The loved-up pair enjoyed some R&R in the garden of the home they share in Lagoa Santa - north of Rio de Janeiro. And Hulk - who sensationally revealed he was dating Camila after ending his 12-year relationship with ex-wife Iran Angelo in July 2019 - said as he cuddled up to her: “Zaya doesn’t stop growing. “Thank you for everything God. I love you so much my darling.” The striker went public again with his feelings for his new partner after she revealed their first child was going to be a girl. Zaya means fate or destiny. Hulk fathered three children with his ex, Ian, 13; Tiago, 11; and Alice, six....
    Former Bachelor star Colton Underwood broke down in tears as he voiced his 'shame' over hiding his sexuality and putting his ex-girlfriends 'through hell' in the trailer for his upcoming controversial Netflix series, Coming Out Colton.   The reality star, 29, publicly came out as gay back in April during an interview with Good Morning America, after spending three seasons on the ABC dating show looking for the perfect woman. At the time, he apologized to the ladies that he dated and 'misled' over the years, as well as the viewers, who were 'cheering him on and wanting him to find love.'  Now, the trailer has dropped for his new six-part docuseries, which is set to premiere on December 3 and will document him coming out to various family members and friends, and how he made the decision to share his sexuality with the world.  In it, he opened up about the 'shame' he felt over his sexuality and explained why he kept it a secret for so long. 'I didn't want to be gay, but the main voices in my...
    A controversial royal documentary has opted not to use the word 'Megxit' airing in tomorrow's episode, after the term was previously criticised by Prince Harry.  The word could have appeared in the second episode of BBC Two's The Princes and The Press, which is due to air tomorrow. Instead, the title of the episode has been named 'Sussexit', The Telegraph reports, and the documentary will explore claims about behind-the-scenes palace briefings and an alleged lack of support received by the Duke and Duchess.  Prince Harry stated: 'Maybe people know this and maybe they don't, but the term  Megxit was or is a mysognistic term, and it was created by a troll, amplified by royal correspondents and it grew and grew and grew into mainstream media.' Pictured: The royal couple attended the Veterans Day Salute to Freedom gala Museum in New York so former soldier Prince Harry could present fellow veterans with bravery awards  Prince William (centre) has already banned the broadcaster from showing a charity carol concert to be hosted by wife Kate at Westminster Abbey The prince added that...
    THE second part of the BBC’s controversial royal documentary will be named “Sussexit” to appease Prince Harry. The Duke recently argued the popular term “Megxit” is “misogynistic” and “created by a troll”. 1Prince Harry recently argued the popular term 'Megxit' is 'misogynistic' and 'created by a troll'Credit: Splash His comments led to the BBC using the new title in tomorrow night’s episode of The Princes And The Press. It will examine the “circumstances around the decision of the Sussexes to step down from their senior royal roles”.  It is expected to air claims of a lack of support for Harry and wife Meghan and of a senior household member helping a tabloid in its court case against her.  The Palace has dismissed the show as “overblown and unfounded”. Jenny Afia, the Duchess of Sussex’s lawyer, will appear again in the second episode, which covers 2018 to 2021. It will examine the “circumstances around the decision of the Sussexes to step down from their senior royal roles”, it details the various legal cases served by Prince Harry and Meghan, and discusses...
    Coco Austin is coming under fire once again for the way she is raising her five-year-old daughter. Ice-T's wife shared a video on Instagram of young Chanel teaching her grandmother Tina how to twerk. 5Chanel Austin, dance instructorCredit: Instagram / Coco 5Fans slammed Coco for teaching her daughter Yoga and wearing high heelsCredit: Instagram / Coco And in the video, the booty-shaking dance looked like one the youngster was all too familiar with. As Chanel showed her grandma how to bend her knees and stick out her tush, Coco, 42, could be heard asking: "Wait, what are you guys doing exactly?" To which the child happily responded: "Twerking!" "You're teaching mom how to twerk?" Coco confirmed, as Tina asked for further instructions and examples. At that point, Chanel and a cousin dropped down to dance and twerk, causing mama Coco to call out: Oh my god. This is what you do when family is over. Oh my god." Most read in The US SunLatestLOCKDOWN TERROR 1 shot after reports of 'active shooter' at mall as frantic shoppers hide'GET HER OLD...
    Prince Andrew worked secretly behind the scenes to help a controversial multi-millionaire open a bank for the super-rich in Monaco, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Bombshell emails leaked to this newspaper reveal how the Duke of York contacted the office of Albert II, the sovereign Prince of Monaco, on behalf of his financier friend David Rowland and asked for information about how to open a new bank in the principality. The Duke, who was the UK's taxpayer-funded trade envoy at the time, then offered to provide further help to the Rowland family ahead of a planned meeting with Prince Albert. The revelation comes after reports that Mr Rowland, one of the Tory Party's top donors, paid off a £1.5 million loan in December 2017 given to Andrew by Banque Havilland, a Luxembourg-based bank controlled by the Rowland family. Prince Andrew worked secretly behind the scenes to help controversial multi-millionaire David Rowland open a bank for the super-rich in Monaco. Pictured: The Duke of York and Mr Rowland at Royal Ascot in 2006  The MoS revealed two years ago how Prince...
    New COVID variant dubbed omicron by WHO, classified as variant of concern: Latest updates Biden restricts travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday Get Paid $200 by Signing Up for This New Card. (Yeah, Seriously) Ad Microsoft Pay No Interest Until 2023 With a Better Card Ad Microsoft $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/33 SLIDES © Jason Raff/Shutterstock The inside story of America's trillion-dollar debt America's national debt has topped an almost unimaginable $28.99 trillion, with the country at risk of defaulting if the so-called 'debt ceiling' isn't raised by 15 December. In fact, a...
    Getty Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, has been linked with the Golden State Warriors. If you follow the NBA on any level, then you’re familiar with the situation surrounding Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers. You’ve probably also seen Simmons linked to your team in a plethora of mock trades of the last few months too. That’s what happens when a bona fide star is available on the trade market; every team finds itself linked to the player in one way or another. Yet, one franchise that simply cannot shake being linked with Simmons is the Golden State Warriors. Perhaps it’s because of the young talent the Warriors have to offer in any potential trade or that there’s a perceived urgency to build one last dynasty around Steph Curry. Heck, it could even be other teams trying to destabilize one of the hottest teams in the NBA right now. Regardless of the reasons behind it, Simmons and the Warriors are like those two kids in high school who flirt with passing glances but deny all interest when...
    In an unusual move, a federal judge has ordered all seven Richmond City Council members to appear in court on Dec. 1 to answer allegations that they tried to sabotage a settlement agreement by hindering a developer’s efforts to redevelop Point Molate, despite having previously approved the mixed-use project. It is the latest wrinkle in the years-long effort to redevelop the 193-acre parcel 1.5 miles north of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, which until 1995 was used as a U.S. Navy fuel storage and transfer facility. The Guidiville Rancheria of California tribe and Upstream Point Molate LLC wanted to build a casino at the site several years ago but the City Council rejected that plan. The tribe and developer subsequently sued the city, alleging the council did not have legal grounds to deny the project that they paid the city millions of dollars to negotiate, but in 2018 a federal judge upheld the decision. In his ruling, however, the judge said although the city did not have to pay the plaintiffs’ any monetary damages, it would have to split any profit...
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon residents are increasingly pushing for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies and other controversial investments, but the state treasury is resisting and putting the onus on the Legislature. In addition to fossil fuel companies whose products are a main driver of global warming, the state employee retirement fund is also invested in a company whose spyware was used against human rights workers, journalists and other targets, and in companies that operate private prisons where detained immigrants were mistreated and some died. Even as some cities and other states such as New York have begun divesting, Oregon, a predominantly liberal state, clings to the status quo. The disparate approaches underscore that managers of public funds are often torn between ethical considerations, legal imperatives and obligations to beneficiaries. The Oregon State Treasury oversees some $118 billion in investments, including an undisclosed amount in fossil fuel companies and other controversial sectors. Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read wouldn’t be pinned down on the amount, despite repeated direct questions by Oregon Public Radio. “It’s not just public...
    Two books that were taken off the shelves of Fairfax County, Virginia, high school libraries in September will be available to students again on Monday. “Gender Queer, A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe and “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Everson were both the subject of complaints by parents concerned about the content of the books. But after a committee of school administrators, librarians, parents and students reviewed the books, they have decided the books should be reinstated. Their decisions were then upheld by Noel Klimenko, Fairfax County Public Schools’ assistant superintendent of the instructional services department. “Both books provide a narrative to students who may struggle to actually see themselves and their stories represented in other literature,” Klimenko told WTOP. “The committee found that it did not meet the definition of obscene, and that the entirety of the book did have merit.” More Fairfax County News More Virginia News The decisions on both books were unanimous, she said, and despite complaints otherwise, neither book condoned or promoted pedophilia. “There is no pedophilia,” said Klimenko. “I did read them myself and...
    It seems like Auburn Tigers quarterback Bo Nix isn’t thrilled with a perceived disparity in how SEC officials call games involving the Alabama Crimson Tide. SEC officials have been a hot topic throughout the season. From the blundering mishap in the Mississippi State Bulldogs’ game against the Memphis Tigers to an Arkansas barbecue restaurant banning folks from the SEC office for the foreseeable future, people in the South generally aren’t thrilled with how SEC games are being called. There’s generally always been suggestions around watercoolers and at sports bars that certain SEC schools receive some favoritism from referees, but now an SEC quarterback is jumping into the mix and saying that his rival’s games are called different than other contests. In a segment with Next Round Live, Nix said the following: “Just a few of those obviously controversial calls in that game raises some questions, for sure. I guess unless you’re an Alabama fan. That’s just part of the game. We’ve discussed it over and over and over. That’s not going to change, no matter what happens.” Nix went on...
    I have since spent my entire career trying to help low-income people of all races to overcome poverty as I did: BOB WOODSON ‘In this country, you can even kill white people and get away with it if those white people are fighting for Black lives. This is the legacy of 1619,’ tweeted Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of The 1619 Project, in reaction to a jury’s decision to acquit Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges related to the shooting three men in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  That same flawed worldwide – one that traces the cause of nearly all of society’s ills to America’s so-called ‘original sin’ of slavery – is also perpetuated in the latest iteration of her work.  But that’s not say the newly released 'The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story' should be dismissed in its entirety. Recently, I spoke to a gathering in northern Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. The gentleman who introduced me noted that at one time, the Commonwealth-approved guidelines for teaching history required that American slavery be taught to school children as a benign institution in which...
    Ron DeSantis and his thinking face. The federal government has routinely flown asylum-seeking children on domestic flights for many years now. Some to be transferred to a different Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) contracted facility, others to be reunited with sponsors, who are oftentimes family members already living here. This is not a new thing, nor should it be controversial. We have a responsibility to ensure the well-being of children who flee to us in search of safety. But Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis is pretending it is controversial. "Here's what happens with these flights. There's no notification to the state of Florida,” the right-wing governor claimed during a press conference. “These are done mostly in the middle of the night. And it's clandestine.” Kudos to DeSantis for trying out a new word, but just about everything else he claimed was complete bullshit. The Biden administration did inform Florida. Many flights happened during the day. And they’ve “occurred during multiple administrations, including that of former president Donald Trump,” CNN reported. “For decades, the Office of Refugee Resettlement has been flying unaccompanied children from the border to shelters around...
    New York (CNN Business)Jerome Powell's tenure leading the Federal Reserve has been among the most tumultuous in the central bank's history. And Powell's second term won't necessarily be much easier.He and his policies have been the spotlight largely because of a once-in-a-century pandemic that caused the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression — and though economic activity rebounded fairly quickly, supply chain and labor imbalances followed, feeding the biggest jump in consumer prices in 30 years.Jerome Powell has been renominated for another four-year team heading the nation's central bank.But Powell has also been a controversial figure himself, facing attacks on his policies from both sides of the aisle. On the right, President Donald Trump — the man who appointed Powell — turned on him and called him a "fail" with "no guts." Meanwhile leaders of the progressive wing of the Democratic party, such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, have also turned their backs on Powell.President Joe Biden appointed Powell on Monday to a second four-year term. The first time around, Powell was easily confirmed in a 84-13 Senate vote. But...
    The controversial statue of President Theodore Roosevelt that sat outside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City for decades will find a new home in North Dakota.  The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, which is set to open in Medora, North Dakota in 2026, announced their agreement with the City of New York for a long-term loan.  'We are grateful to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library for proposing a fitting new home for the Equestrian Statue,' Vicki Been, New York City's Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development said according to a statement.  'This long-term loan would allow an important part of the City's art collection to be appropriately contextualized, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Library on next steps.'  The controversial statue of US President Theodore Roosevelt that sat outside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City will find a new home in North Dakota  The statue's removal comes as monuments to figures now deemed racist or problematic by activists have been removed from sites across the country  The Roosevelt...
    (CNN)A controversial statue of US President Theodore Roosevelt in front of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City has found a new home in Medora, North Dakota, the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation announced in a statement.The statue will be on long-term loan to the newly announced Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library opening in Medora in 2026, according to the Friday statement.In June, the New York City Public Design Commission unanimously voted to remove and temporarily store the statue after years of debate. The statue's removal is subject to final approval by the Design Commission and is expected to take several months beginning late fall, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) President Ellen V. Futter said in a statement.The statue features the 26th president on horseback flanked by a Native American man on one side and an African man on the other -- conveying a "racial hierarchy that the museum and members of the public have long found disturbing," wrote the museum in its initial removal request in June 2020.Members of the Roosevelt family support the decision to...
    MEDORA, North Dakota (WABC) -- The controversial statue of Theodore Roosevelt that stands outside of the American Museum of Natural History has found a new home in North Dakota.The city planning commission unanimously voted to remove the statue from the steps of the museum back in June because many see it as a symbol of colonialism, including members of the Roosevelt family.The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora, North Dakota has agreed to take the statue on a long term loan."We are grateful to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library for proposing a fitting new home for the Equestrian Statue," said Vicki Been, New York's deputy mayor for housing and economic development. "This long-term loan would allow an important part of the City's art collection to be appropriately contextualized, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Library on next steps."The library will open to the public next year and plans to establish an advisory council composed of historians, scholars, artists, and Black and Indigenous members of the community to help recontextualize the statue.ALSO READ | 15-year-old collapses, dies...
    The judge presiding over the Kenosha shooter 'hasn't even had a chance to read the motion to dismiss' filed by the defense yesterday and revealed by DailyMail.com. Judge Bruce Schroeder made the admission as he was addressing the court Wednesday morning after a jury question sparked discussion over the controversial drone footage.  The jury alerted the judge that they had two questions related to the footage. They asked if it must return to the courtroom to watch video footage or if they could do that in private as well as whether they need to have the exact exhibit number to do so.   Both Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger and defense lead Mark Richards agreed that they should return to the courtroom. But Richards had one reservation in respect to the possible footage viewed. The jury in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse asked if it must return to the courtroom to watch video footage or if they can do that in private. Judge Bruce Schroeder said Wednesday that he 'hasn't even had a chance to read the motion to dismiss' filed by...
    Getty Ime Udoka, head coach of the Boston Celtics. Two weeks ago, the Boston Celtics had what was initially described as a “player’s only” meeting before they faced the Orlando Magic. At the time, NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that the meeting may not have been productive. “It was emotional at times, but in the end, perhaps not a terribly productive meeting, maybe not even beneficial,” Wojnarowski said. Reporting for NBA Countdown on the Celtics holding a players-only meeting in Orlando – and how there remains a lot of work to be done among franchise’s key players. pic.twitter.com/1fQ7VmDsdC — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 3, 2021 At the time of the meeting, the Celtics were on a three-game losing streak, having lost twice to the Washington Wizards, and surrendered a substantial lead to the Chicago Bulls. Yet, following their “unproductive” meeting, the Celtics went on to defeat the Orlando Magic 92-79. That victory set the scene for what has come to be known as the Celtics growing identity.Defensive Grit Has Become Boston’s Calling CardIncluding their win over...
    Police have erected barricades around the Oklahoma governor's mansion ahead of the scheduled execution of death row inmate Julius Jones, as a roster of celebrities - most notably Kim Kardashian - continued pleading for clemency.  Jones, 41, is set to be put to death by lethal injection at 4pm on Thursday for a 1999 murder, unless Governor Kevin Stitt, a Republican, makes an 11th-hour decision to spare his life. Stitt has refused to meet with Jones' mother and sister in recent days, and has given no indication of how, or when, he will decide on the clemency request.  The state’s Pardon and Parole Board voted 3-1 to recommend Stitt grant clemency to Jones and commute his sentence to life in prison, but so far the governor has not been swayed.  More than 6.4 million people have signed a petition on Change.org asking Stitt to reconsider, and the GOP governor's Democratic challenger, Joy Hoffmeister, said that if she were in his place, she would have granted the inmate clemency.  On Tuesday, Oklahoma City police officers were filmed placing water-filled orange and...
    (CNN)A comedian's powerful monologue addressing some of India's most sensitive issues including rape and farmers' protests has split opinion in the country, with right-wing activists calling for his arrest while supporters rally to his defense.Comedian Vir Das performed "I come from two Indias" -- a speech chronicling what he perceives as the country's dual personality -- at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., on November 12. A six-minute video of the speech uploaded to YouTube Monday has garnered more than 850,000 views at the time of publishing."I come from an India where we worship women during the day, but gang rape them at night," Das said in the monologue. "I come from an India where we take pride in being vegetarian, and yet run over the farmers who grow our vegetables," he added, referring to the deaths of at least eight people last month when a car linked to a federal minister allegedly ran over several people during a protest against controversial farm laws. The hashtag #VirDas is trending in India, with more than 60,000 tweets as of...
    The cast and crew of the Harry Potter movies are coming together for a reunion, with one notable exception - the author, JK Rowling. HBO Max announced on Tuesday it would bring together the cast members from all eight Harry Potter films for a retrospective special entitled Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts.  The release said it would feature stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint - who have not made a public appearance together since the premiere of the last premiere of the franchise, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, in July 2011, as well as filmmaker Chris Columbus, who directed the blockbuster film.  But the release does not mention the person responsible for the creation of the characters, author JK Rowling, who has been criticized for her views on transgender people. Sources close to the project told TMZ that it will focus on the creation of the first film 20 years ago, and the central cast and crew. They said Rowling will be shown in archival footage from the creation of the first movie, but...
    CHICAGO (AP) — The head of Chicago’s largest police union officially submitted his paperwork to retire from the police department on Tuesday, after saying he would rather leave the force than go through with a disciplinary hearing that he called a “farce.” John Catanzara said he would remain president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 and that he plans to run for mayor against Mayor Lori Lightfoot, with whom he has engaged in a bitter war of words over a host of issues. Most recently, the two battled over Catanzara’s call for his officers to refuse Lightfoot’s order to inform the department of their COVID-19 vaccination status. According to documents posted online by WGN-TV Catanzara wrote “Let’s go Brandon” in the remarks section of a personnel action request confirming his retirement. Catanzara is a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump, and the “Brandon” phrase is used in right-wing circles as a stand-in for a profanity aimed at President Joe Biden. The Chicago Police Board hearing that started Monday centered on Catanzara’s alleged actions and online statements;...
              more   Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D) says he does not want to include “additional, controversial topics” in a proposed special session. Walz finally made the move to have a special session, something that Republican lawmakers have been asking him to do for months. In the letter to Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller (R-Winona), Walz wrote, “A special session should be focused on areas where we can find agreement, while areas of disagreement can be addressed in the regular session.” The governor is suggesting calling a special session on November 29, if Miller agrees to his terms, which confine the actions of the session to a drought relief bill, a frontline worker pay bill, and a COVID relief bill. Walz is also requiring that the session last no more than three days. Dr. Neil Shah, a Republican candidate for governor, said that Republicans need to “stand together” and “hold Walz accountable” by not agreeing to a special session until a bill to prohibit vaccine mandates is included. Shah said, “This is a valuable opportunity for Republicans to fight Walz and...
    LOS ANGELES (KPIX) — More than 50 years ago, on April 17, 1969, a young Palestinian of Jordanian citizenship was convicted of killing U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy at a Los Angeles campaign event. Six days later, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death in the gas chamber. In 1972, the California Supreme Court did away with the death penalty, and Sirhan’s sentence was commuted to life in prison. READ MORE: Rash of Shootings in Antioch Leaves Residents Shaken, Looking for AnswersNow 77-years-old, Sirhan has sought to be released on parole numerous times. On his 16th attempt on August 27, 2021, a two-member state parole board panel recommended that Sirhan is “suitable” for parole. ALSO READ: Transcription of Sirhan Sirhan’s Latest Parole Hearing While an admission of guilt is not required to obtain parole, in this case, there is an enduring controversy about guilt, and who really shot and killed Robert Kennedy, also known as RFK. This dispute is dividing some experts as well as the Kennedy family. Kennedy ran for President as an unlikely challenger to the incumbent, President Lyndon Johnson. The...
    One of France's leading culture experts is quitting Paris to live in the countryside, because the capital has become a 'rubbish bin' under its controversial socialist mayor. Stéphane Bern, 58, who was hired by Emmanuel Macron as a cultural adviser, said the city has now become a hotbed of violence and ugliness following a series of unpopular reforms by Anne Hidalgo. The left-wing mayor has overseen a series of sweeping reforms to make the city 'greener' including concrete cycle lanes, plans to turn the Champs-Elysées into a garden, and the removal of traditional 19th century benches because they are 'sexist', all while failing to clean up the streets. Hidalgo, who is running for president next year, has also attracted ire for pushing through plans for a controversial new £600million glass skyscraper likened to a 'giant piece of brie' that critics say will ruin the Paris skyline. Bern, a journalist and TV presenter, has now vowed to move from his flat in Pigalle, a Paris neighbourhood known for its nightlife and home to the Moulin Rouge, to Perche in northern France....
    We thought its construction was over a few weeks ago, and the government once buried the Tulip Tower project, a 305m building designed by Foster + Partners. The decision was announced by Housing and Community Minister Christopher Pinser: the construction site for the Tulip Tower has been officially abandoned. The tower, which will become a tourist attraction designed by Foster + Partners, will be located at 20 Barry Street in London’s Financial District. This is a surprising result that puts an end to the long story of long twists and turns of contradictions about its fate from the very beginning of this highly controversial project. A tower that would have been “Penetrate vision” And “Does not last” Ministers justified their decision by highlighting the impact the building had on the Tower of London on the one hand and its impact on the other. “The use of high-strength reinforced concrete for foundations and lift rods is a very unsustainable concept.” According to them, the building is nothing more than a “Confusion of Architectural Ideas” Without clear feedback. In an investigative...
    All the Red Carpet Arrivals at the 2021 MTV European Music Awards Lakers Talen Horton-Tucker shines throughout season debut, but makes biggest mark as crunch time initiator $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Refi With No Hidden Fees/Points – As Low as 2.02% APR Ad Microsoft Spend $500, Pocket $200 Fast with This Top Card Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/19 SLIDES © @e_92_marie / Instagram Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the stars who found love, suffered heartbreak or experienced some other major event in their love lives in early November 2021, starting with this couple... On Nov. 10, People magazine confirmed recent rumors that "90 Day Fiancé" star Ed Brown and off-and-on love Liz Woods got engaged after reconciling over the summer. "Back together on Saturday, engaged...
    A Portland-area school board that recently banned teachers from displaying pride flags and Black Lives Matter symbols along with other “controversial” symbols in schools abruptly fired its superintendent over a Zoom meeting. Newberg Oregon School District fired its superintendent, Dr. Joe Morelock, in a 4-3 vote last week, apparently for failing to enforce the new policy quickly, according to a report by Daily Mail. “Dr. Morelock, we know you, and we trust you, and this pains us terribly,” said board member Rebecca Piros on the Zoom call. “And know that your integrity has spurred us to be faithful servers to our children, and we wish you well.” “We’re so sorry. And we just — I am very disappointed in this decision,” Piros added. Morelock responded by stating, “Thanks, Rebecca. Just remember that from the darkest dark comes the brightest light. So, everything will work out eventually.” Watch Below: While the board members did not explain their vote during the public Zoom meeting, the board had recently banned controversial political symbols from schools, notes Daily Mail. The district’s superintendent cabinet issued a response...
    A Black Lives Matter activist ended up walking out of an interview on Fox News on Saturday night after refusing to answer questions about rioting and vandalism linked to the group and the promise of more riots in New York City. Hawk Newsome, who is co-founder of BLM in New York City was asked by host Dan Bongino for his stance on violence linked to the group's protests in recent years and a threat he made earlier in the week as he claimed new policing plans for New York City by incoming Mayor Eric Adam would trigger 'riots and bloodshed' in the streets.  Saturday's interview came following a speech Newsome made on Wednesday outside Borough Hall, which saw him deliver some harsh words for the incoming mayor, should he go through with his plans to reinstate the NYPD's plainclothes cop units.  Hawk Newsome, right, who is co-founder of BLM in New York City was asked by Fox News host Dan Bongino, left, about his stance on violence linked to the group's protests in recent years 'If he thinks that they're going...
    The move comes after the court last week declared that, "Because the petitions give cause to believe there are grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate, the Mandate is hereby STAYED pending further action by this court." Many Americans have already been vaccinated, and still some have chosen not to get the shots. Debate continues to rage in the U.S. over the issue of COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates imposed by the public and private sectors, as some Americans decry the requirements as tyrannical usurpations of personal liberty.
    LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 09: People gather outside Tinhorn Flats bar and restaurant to rally in support of its opening and to protest city mandates for it to close in Burbank on Friday, April 9, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) BURBANK (CBSLA) – Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill, the bar that raised controversy over their defiance of coronavirus mandates and restrictions, was sold on Tuesday. READ MORE: Heat Bears Down In Orange County As Wind Speeds Pick UpThe new owner is listed as Old Fashioned Investment, LLC. Little was found upon looking into the origin of the new owner. City officials announced that the fence that has surrounded the property for the last several months was removed on Friday, despite not receiving an application for reuse of the property at this point. In June, the bar underwent a forced eviction from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department due to their refusal to shut their doors during the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. This all began nearly a year ago, when...