Durbin seeks top Democratic spot on Senate Judiciary Committee
CHICAGO — Illinois senior Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday he’ll seek the position of top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee — a spot that could become the chairmanship following two Georgia contests early next year that will decide party control of the chamber.Durbin, who won a fifth term in the Senate on Nov. 3 and turned 76 on Saturday, made the announcement after the ranking Democrat on the committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, announced she would not seek a return to her role in the next Congress.The 87-year-old Feinstein had come under internal party criticism for not playi...
Joachim Hansen secures DP World Tour Championship spot with Joburg Open triumph
Dubai: Joachim B Hansen secured his spot in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship after claiming a maiden European Tour title with an impressive bogey-free round of 67 on the final day of the Joburg Open.The Dane started the final day a shot behind home favourite Wilco Nienaber which quickly grew to three after the South African made the turn in 32. But Hansen showed his composure on the back nine with birdies at the 10th, 12th and 14th to fight his way back to the top of the leaderboard before a bogey-bogey finish from Nienaber saw Hansen win by two at Randpark Golf Club.“It’s quite em...
James 'sticking in there' as he battles for spot at Man Utd
Daniel James says he's "sticking in there" as he continues to battle for a regular spot at Manchester United.United forked out £15 million ($20m) to bring James to Old Trafford in the summer of 2019.James made a blistering start to life in Manchester, scoring three goals in his first four Premier League appearances, impressing with his blistering pace in the final third and direct style of play.The 23-year-old was not able to sustain that form, however, as he embarked on a 32-game scoreless run which left supporters questioning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's faith in the Welshman.Goal 50 Revealed: The...
Astralis retains top spot in CSGO rankings, Heroic breaks out
The Danes retained the number one spot, but new challengers are approaching.
As IEM Beijing wraps up and DreamHack Open Winter approaches, CSGO's rankings are seeing an impressive shakeup among the sport's top teams.Astralis hangs onto top spot as Heroic, Vitality close gapAstralis retained its top spot, but the Danish superteam slipped slightly in WIN's rankings thanks to several key defeats. Losses to G2 Esports, Heroic, and Vitality had have eroded what was once a dominant position on the rankings, and those losses also had an effect on the teams that managed to take down CSGO's number one team. The rankings welcomes two new teams with Heroic and OG entering the top...
‘Thiago isn’t guaranteed a Liverpool spot even when fit’ – Barnes says playmaker must earn place
Thiago Alcantara was not “one of the first names in the midfield three even before he was injured”, says John Barnes, with the Spanish playmaker told he is going to have to earn a regular role at Liverpool.The arrival of a classy midfielder at Anfield over the summer generated much fanfare.Former Barcelona star Thiago made his way to England shortly after helping Bayern Munich to Champions League glory and a treble-winning triumph in 2019-20.He impressed through his early outings for the Reds, but has endured a frustrating time since then.Goal 50 Revealed: The best 50 players in the worldThe 2...
Still no Accountability for Hong Kong’s Police Force
Among the gloomy news coming out of Hong Kong is a bright spot: on November 19, the Hong Kong High Court ruled that the government had violated its Bill of Rights by not providing an independent mechanism for complaints about police. Two days earlier, Professor Clifford Stott, an independent policing exert in the UK, published a report concluding that the indiscriminate use of force by the Hong Kong police escalated the 2019 protests. Stott had last year quit a panel appointed by the Hong Kong government to investigate police conduct, citing the body’s limited investigative powers.These findin...
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Dwaraka opens second branch in Mount Lavinia with authentic North and South Indian flavours | Daily FT
Dwaraka, a pure vegetarian spot for authentic North and South Indian flavours, opened its second restaurant at No. 10, Old Quarry Road, Mount Lavinia recently. The fully air conditioned restaurant has a spacious dining area that comfortably accommodates 100 persons with all modern facilities.In a move to be truly Indian in what is prepared, Dwaraka employs a set of chefs brought from India specialised in South Indian and North Indian cuisines. It offers more than a fine dining experience for a family with convenience and comforts.The location is ideal for spending more time with family or frie...
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Gilmour ready to fight for Chelsea spot after injury return
Billy Gilmour has vowed to fight for his place at Chelsea.The teenage midfielder has returned to training this month after recovering from a knee injury."I'm enjoying it. It's a great experience and great for my development to play with these world-class players. There's so many trophies in there and I'm learning every day," Gilmour said while on duty with Scotland's U21 side."It's nice to get recognised for the good stuff. I'm going to keep working hard and continuing my form once I'm back from my injury."It's going to be a hard team to get into but hopefully, I'll get more game time and expe...
MacIntyre secures DP World Tour spot in Dubai
Dubai: Robert MacIntyre ensured he will be making a second trip to Dubai for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship next month after sealing his place in the European Tour’s finale with victory at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown.A birdie-birdie finish on the final day saw the Scot post a seven-under-par 64 which ensured he would lift European Tour silverware for the first time with a one-stroke triumph over Masahiro Kawamura.The 24-year-old, who was named the European Tour’s Rookie of the Year at last year’s DP Word Tour Championship, had been a picture of consistency all week at Aph...
Liverpool fall from top spot after entertaining Man City draw
Liverpool have been replaced at the top of the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Sunday.The Reds knew they would get back to the top with a win after being overtaken by Leicester City and Tottenham earlier in the day.And Jurgen Klopp's men started on the right foot, with Mohamed Salah converting from the penalty spot after Kyle Walker brought down Sadio Mane.Gabriel Jesus equalised after 31 minutes, and City had the chance to go ahead when a penalty was awarded for a handball from Joe Gomez.But Kevin De Bruyne dragged his spot-kick wide and the scores stayed level.City ar...