Hunter Dickinson helps Michigan basketball avoid upset vs. Oakland
Michigan basketball was favored by over 30 points against Oakland.Vegas definitely got that one wrong.The Wolverines and Golden Grizzlies went to overtime at Crisler Center on Sunday after trading leads throughout regulation.Michigan was sloppy and missed open shots. Oakland, meanwhile, made enough plays and stole enough passes to lead for much of the second half.But the Grizzlies did not have freshman center Hunter Dickinson.Dickinson did not check into the second half until the 11:23 mark — and then proceeded to lead Michigan to a tighter-than-expected 81-71 win by scoring 19 points.———Huge ...
Detroit Free Press
Cyprus olive farmer vows change to face climate challenge
Standing in her olive grove in Cyprus, Elena Sampson sighs at the sight of hundreds of barren trees and vows to tackle climate change after another scorching year.The first of several heatwaves in 2020 descended in May, the flowering season for her 2,500 olive and citrus trees in Akaki, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) outside the Mediterranean island's capital Nicosia."This year the heatwave struck at the exact time that the olive trees were flowering, and it was not just a heatwave of a couple of days," said the 38-year-old Greek Cypriot. "We were watering, watering, but we didn't manage to sa...
Editorial: Evidence of fraud in a Florida election. Where's the outrage?
The walls of the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee are lined with nuanced portraits of leaders who left a lasting legacy. Jeb Bush, the “e-governor,” is depicted with his BlackBerry alongside. And Dempsey Barron, the Panhandle rancher who dominated the Senate for two decades, is shown on his horse.Considering how secret money and shady candidates continue to corrupt our politics, the Capitol should also find wall space for Alex Rodriguez, a 55-year-old South Florida mechanic who ran for the Florida Senate in November and lost.Alex who? That’s the point. Until now, no one knew this unknown candida...
Mark Bradley: We're now seeing the Falcons we expected to see all along
If you care about the Falcons, Sunday’s was a game that made you laugh — and maybe cry. They were without two of their biggest names. They were coming off a loss in which they didn’t manage a touchdown. They were home underdogs against an opponent fighting to make the playoffs. They won 43-6.You laughed because this was among the Falcons’ finest performances of their post-Super Bowl seasons. You wept, or maybe you just shook your head, because … well, where has this been? In the any-given-Sunday NFL, why did this team squander so many Sundays that it’s operating under an interim coach and minu...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mexico braces for close trade scrutiny from Biden
Mexico City (AFP) - After years of fiery rhetoric from outgoing President Donald Trump, Mexico is bracing for more discreet but steadfast pressure from Joe Biden's administration to fulfill its trade obligations to the letter, analysts say.Mexico and Canada were pressured by Trump to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the 1994 pact that the Republican branded "the worst trade deal in the history of the country."After more than two years of arduous haggling, it was replaced as of July 1 by the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) -- but only after the Democrats demanded ...
Chiang Mai fears Covid superspreader
A worker sprays disinfectant in Muang district of Chiang Mai after a woman staying in the northern city had coronavirus. (Photo from Nakhon Chiang Mai Municipality Facebook account)The provincial public health office in Chiang Mai on Sunday called for calm as officials were yet to detect any further infections among people who had been in close contact with an infected Thai woman feared to be a superspreader.Songyos Khamchai, who is in charge of communicable diseases at the office, said the first tests on people in a high-risk group were negative, and all were put in a state quarantine facilit...
The Bangkok Post
Omar Kelly: Ryan Fitzpatrick serves as a steady hand for Dolphins' offense
After 16 seasons in the NFL it’s the small things that bring Ryan Fitzpatrick joy, and keep him excited about playing when he actually gets those opportunities.It’s the jokes told in the huddle to keep things light.The look on his teammates faces when they see him bowl over a defender at the end of a scramble, or when his teammates score a touchdown on a pass he threw them.And it is the surprise of hearing a play call come into his earpiece that gives him an opportunity to prove there’s still plenty of game left in his 38-year-old body.That happened late in the fourth quarter of Miami’s 20-3 w...
49ers 23, Rams 20: Defensive takeaways, Deebo Samuel power Niners to critical road win
If this was the 49ers’ swan song in California for the season, they went out in victorious fashion, rallying for a 23-20 upset Sunday over the host Los Angeles Rams.Robbie Gould’s 42-yard field goal won it as time expired, only after Kyle Juszczyk converted on a fourth-and-1 run and Deebo Samuel capped his 134-yard receiving day with key catches on the winning drive.It was only the 49ers’ fifth win in 11 games. Most pertinent, it was their fourth on the road, which is where they’ll likely remain through December for a daunting playoff chase.A day earlier, Santa Clara County announced a sports ...
The Mercury News
C.P. Land halts offices, condos
C.P. Land halts offices, condos C.P. Land Plc, a property arm of Charoen Pokphand Group, plans to freeze new office and condo projects next year and focus on hotel development targeting local travellers.President and chief executive Sunthorn Arunanondchai said Thailand’s economic outlook will remain unfavourable in 2021 and could possibly worsen from this year as many people continue to face difficulties earning income.“Government should help low-income earners boost their income. They should assist farmers and the grassroots segment by helping them have regular income,” he said.Though there i...
The Bangkok Post
Light flickers in US, fades in Thailand
For a good part of November, the world was gripped by a tumultuous fanfare that is the US election. And even before the very last votes were counted, relief and joy were already felt in many communities, not only in America but perhaps across the world. For better or for worse, Donald Trump’s reign is coming to an end, and the world now looks to President-elect Joe Biden in the hopes that his win will let voices from the marginalised LGBTI community become louder. Biden promised to enact the Equality Act, a civil rights law that will protect LGBTI people from discrimination within his first 10...
The Bangkok Post