Biden touts infrastructure after week of defeats

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AFP

Washington (AFP) – The White House has been taking on water this week with President Joe Biden facing challenges from North Korea and Russia, stubborn inflation and setbacks on voting rights and the fight against the Covid pandemic.   On Friday, in an attempt to right the ship, Biden held an event to tout his giant plan to rebuild the country’s crumbling infrastructure. “There is a lot of talk about disappointment in things we haven’t gotten done,” the president said. “We’re going to get a lot of them done. “But this is something we did get done,” he said of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bi… Read More “Biden touts infrastructure after week of defeats”

Investors wary on bank growth despite executives’ optimism

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Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – While big U.S. bank bosses were optimistic on the economic outlook on Friday, pointing to an uptick in some lending businesses and a jump in consumer spending, investors were skeptical on the growth outlook for the sector. JPMorgan Chase & Co, Citigroup Inc and Wells Fargo & Co, bellwethers of the U.S. economy, reported combined profits of $19 billion for the fourth quarter, each comfortably beating analyst estimates. However, analysts noted that the beats were helped by reserve releases and other one-off items and that underlying performances were less compelling. Bank … Read More “Investors wary on bank growth despite executives’ optimism”

Chaos Reigns At Public Schools Across America As Debate Over Remote Learning Rages

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Knewz

By Richard Horgan Los Angeles (Knewz) — There are currently two dominant trends in U.S. public schools: districts closing due to staff shortages and-or safety concerns related to the Omicron surge; and students walking out in protest at districts that have not returned to remote learning. In Boston, a small number of studentswalked out at Boston Latin School. In Cincinnati, all public schools have gone remote until at least Jan. 24 due mainly to staffing shortages. In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams, a day after indicating he was open to remote learning, casually remarked at an unrelated press… Read More “Chaos Reigns At Public Schools Across America As Debate Over Remote Learning Rages”

Vahe Gregorian: Steelers’ discard of Melvin Ingram vital to Chiefs. But they needed luck to land him.

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The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When the Chiefs were trudging along at 4-4 entering their game against Green Bay, we were struck by the question of how much their funk was about inexplicably plummeting into a crummy team and how much was about twists of fortune. Or maybe it was somewhere in between — considering the uncharacteristic blooper reel of blunders such as the one at Baltimore in the form of the first lost fumble of Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s career that might as easily have been recovered by a Chief. The scenario reminded me of something I was told last season by my longtime friend Rich Keefe, the f… Read More “Vahe Gregorian: Steelers’ discard of Melvin Ingram vital to Chiefs. But they needed luck to land him.”

Azerbaijan to host Baku Energy Week

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Azer News

By Ayya Lmahamad Baku Energy Week will take place in Azerbaijan on June 1-3, 2022, Day.az has reported. The event’s program includes the following topics: “The future of the energy at the crossroads. Green Energy recovery”, “Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the energy sector and forecasts for recovery”, “New benchmarks for oil and gas in the new energy era. From Oil & Gas Company to Energy Company”, “Oil & Gas Technologies and Artificial Intelligence”, etc. The most prestigious event in the oil-gas and energy sphere in the Caspian region – Baku Energy Week combines the 27th International Cas… Read More “Azerbaijan to host Baku Energy Week”

Matthew Roberson: Making the Hall of Fame case for Keith Hernandez

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — While reflecting on his career, which earned him a number retirement from the Mets and a congratulatory press conference on Wednesday, Keith Hernandez also came face-to-face with his own mortality. Specifically, when the topic shifted to his chances of making the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the 68-year-old Hernandez said that if he does earn an induction, he’d like for it to happen while he’s still around to appreciate it. “It’s out of my hands,” Hernandez said. “I’ve been out of the game for a long time. Hopefully I’ve got another 15, 16, 17, 18 years of life. Maybe it’ll happe… Read More “Matthew Roberson: Making the Hall of Fame case for Keith Hernandez”

S.Korea court exempts teens, supermarkets from vaccine passes

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Reuters

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court on Friday ruled that large shops and teenagers should be temporarily excluded from COVID-19 vaccine pass mandates in the capital Seoul, part of an intensifying legal fight over one of Asia’s strictest vaccination policies. A group of more than 1,000 doctors, professors and ordinary citizens filed for an injunction last week against Seoul’s mayor to suspend the mandates, which require vaccination passes or testing for entry to most public facilities except for schools. An administrative court in the capital said department stores, supermark… Read More “S.Korea court exempts teens, supermarkets from vaccine passes”

Expert NFL Picks for Every Game on Super Wild Card Weekend

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InsideHook

By Evan Bleier This is NFL Best Bets, a recurring series in which professional sports handicappers lend us their insights and picks for the most intriguing matchups for each week of the football season. For this edition of Best Bets, Thomas Gable, the director of race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City and sports betting reporter Josh Appelbaum of VSiN share their opinions for all six Super Wild Card Weekend games, some of which could be affected by the seemingly endless stream of positive COVID-19 tests in the NFL. You’ve got places to go, people to see and poss… Read More “Expert NFL Picks for Every Game on Super Wild Card Weekend”

NHL Playoffs Are Almost Here. Here’s How To Get Tickets!

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uSports.org

Want to see the division-leading Blue Shirts* go for their first title in almost 30 years? The Garden will be rocking. You can see Ovi try to secure his second ring, or Sid the (no longer a) Kid go for his fourth. GET DEALS ON NHL PLAYOFF TICKETS HERE! If you’re more of an Atlantic Division fan, then head down to Florida, as the top two teams are playing there. Las Vegas and Anaheim are leading the Western Conference in wins*, with Nashville and St. Louis close behind. Whoever your team is, root them on live in the postseason with tickets here. Or, do the right thing: go to your rival’s game a… Read More “NHL Playoffs Are Almost Here. Here’s How To Get Tickets!”

EDGE Consulting joins forces with Carolina Esports Hub

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Esports Insider

Scholastic esports consulting companyEsports Development and Growth Enterprise (EDGE) Consulting has announced a partnership with Carolina Esports Hub, a community-focused US esports organisation in the North and South Carolinas. As a result, EDGE Consulting’s curriculum offerings will be expanded to provide its clients with a high school-level tournament organiser. RELATED: Harena Data and Amuka Esports partner to launch Toronto collegiate esports league Additionally, the partnership will provide the Carolina Esports Hub’s high school clients with esports-related curriculum opportunities. Ric… Read More “EDGE Consulting joins forces with Carolina Esports Hub”