In a surprising revelation, Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown admitted that he "couldn't stand" former teammate Marcus Smart when they first became teammates. Speaking to reporters before the Celtics-Grizzlies game on Sunday, Brown shared that their relationship didn't start off on the right foot.
Brown explained that he didn't initially gravitate towards Smart for "a plethora of reasons," but over the years, their bond has evolved for the better. Brown mentioned that as you grow, you learn about people and start to understand why they are the way they are. He also emphasized the importance of getting to know people and their perspectives.
The Celtics guard even went on to say that he called Smart the night before the game while the Grizzlies were in San Antonio. Brown expressed that he and Smart have similar spirits and that he would go to war with him if he had to.
Unfortunately, Sunday's game should have been the first meeting between Brown and Smart as competitors, but Smart is currently out with a foot injury that will keep him sidelined for three to five weeks.
Despite their rocky start, it seems that Brown and Smart have now developed a genuine connection and understanding.
Rescue efforts to free 40 workers trapped inside a collapsed tunnel in northern India have taken a new approach as drilling is now being conducted from the mountain top. The workers have been trapped since Sunday when part of the under-construction tunnel in Uttarakhand collapsed due to a landslide. Previous attempts to drill through the debris at the mouth of the tunnel have failed. In addition to drilling from the mouth, a platform is being prepared to place the drilling machine at the identified spot above the tunnel. Contact has been established with the trapped workers who are currently receiving oxygen and food supplies. Officials estimate that if everything goes as planned, the rescue could take four or five more days. The new plan involves drilling vertically from the top of the mountain, in addition to the horizontal drilling from the side. The operation faced a setback when the drilling machine broke, but a new one was flown in. The region is prone to landslides and other natural disasters, which may have caused the collapse of the tunnel.
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has entered hospice care at her home in Plains, Georgia, according to an announcement by the Carter Center. The 96-year-old is at home with her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, who is 99 years old. The Carter family expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support they have received. Rosalynn Carter was diagnosed with dementia earlier this year, and her husband entered hospice care in February.
The Carters have been married for over 77 years and have been a force in advocating human rights, democracy, and public health through the establishment of The Carter Center. They are the longest-married presidential couple in history.
Rosalynn Carter has been known as a champion for mental health and caregiving. After leaving the White House, she founded the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers in 1987.
The family has asked for privacy during this time as they spend precious moments together.
by Kathryn Krawczyk, Energy News Network November 15, 2023
Steel production is notorious for its high carbon emissions, contributing to 7% of global CO2 emissions in 2020. However, one major steel producer, Cleveland-Cliffs, has successfully reduced its emissions by almost a third from 2017 levels at its U.S. facilities.
A significant portion of Cleveland-Cliffs' emissions reduction can be attributed to the opening of a "direct reduction" plant in Toledo, Ohio. This plant uses pelletized iron ore with reduced impurities, reducing the energy required to convert the pellets into hot briquetted iron.
The achievement by Cleveland-Cliffs is significant considering the challenges faced by the steel industry in decarbonization due to its high heat and continuous operation requirements. The steel industry is responsible for a substantial portion of global carbon emissions, with the iron and steel industries accounting for about 7% of CO2 emissions in 2020.
However, there is still room for further emissions reductions in the steel industry. The energy transition and the growth of renewable energy are expected to increase steel demand, creating a need for low-carbon steel production. Incentives also come from possible government regulations and customer demands for sustainable practices.
Cleveland-Cliffs' success in cutting emissions demonstrates that decarbonization in the steel industry is possible and offers a promising model for other steel producers to follow.
Authorities in Los Angeles are seeking to identify a person of interest in connection with a fire that caused significant damage to a section of the I-10 freeway near downtown Los Angeles. The fire, which occurred on November 11, was determined to be arson by Cal Fire officials. Surveillance footage captured images of a man believed to be connected to the incident.
Cal Fire released photos of the person of interest, described as a 6-foot-tall man weighing between 170 to 190 pounds. He was seen wearing a black hoodie, blue shorts, and gray shoes with a green scarf, knee brace, and a dark backpack. The individual also appeared to have visible burn injuries on his left leg.
The fire, which started in a storage yard beneath the I-10 freeway, burned for three hours and spread over an area equivalent to six football fields. More than 160 firefighters responded to extinguish the blaze. Approximately 16 people living underneath the highway were evacuated to shelters.
The I-10 freeway remains closed indefinitely as authorities assess the damage and determine the necessary repairs. If you have any information about the person of interest in this case, please contact the Cal Fire Arson Hotline at 1-800-468-4408.
Israeli airstrikes on Saturday have resulted in the deaths of over 80 people in a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Gaza, raising concerns about the safety of civilians seeking refuge. The airstrikes targeted crowded UN shelters in the Jabalia refugee camp, killing at least 50 people in a UN-run school and 32 members of a single family. Photos outside an Indonesian hospital showed over 20 bodies wrapped in bloodstained sheets. The largest hospital in north Gaza, al-Shifa, has been nearly emptied of patients and medical staff due to the ongoing bombings.
Fears are growing for the safety of the hundreds of thousands of civilians who have sought refuge in southern Gaza, as Israeli plans to expand their operations continue. The Israeli military had urged residents of Jabalia to leave the area in a social media post in Arabic, but declined to comment on the strikes. The UN condemned the deaths, emphasizing that shelters are meant to provide safety for civilians. UN officials called on Israel to end the violence against innocent civilians.
The situation in Gaza has been dire for weeks, with Israel urging civilians to head south to protect themselves. However, nowhere in Gaza is deemed safe for civilians, as innocent lives continue to be lost in the ongoing conflict.
In a surprising turn of events, Republicans emerged victorious in three crucial statewide races in Louisiana's election on Saturday. The wins in the attorney general, secretary of state, and treasurer races mean that the Democratic Party will not hold a single statewide office come January. The results solidify Louisiana's move towards the right, with the GOP now set to control the five most powerful positions in the state's executive branch, along with majorities in the House and Senate.
Liz Murrill, a Republican, was elected as attorney general, making her the first female to hold the position in Louisiana. Murrill, who has aligned herself with conservative causes, will replace her boss, Jeff Landry, who won the governor's election in October. The secretary of state race was won by Republican Nancy Landry, who garnered a commanding lead over Democrat Gwen Collins-Greenup. John Fleming, a former Republican U.S. representative, secured victory in the treasurer race against Democrat Dustin Granger.
The outcome of the election marks a significant shift in Louisiana's political landscape, showcasing the state's increasing embrace of the Republican Party. With the new Republican-led government, the state aims to focus on pro-economic development initiatives and tackle long-standing issues. Despite not winning personally, Collins-Greenup highlighted that having two women in the attorney general's and secretary of state's offices represents a victory for all women in Louisiana. With the incoming Republican-led government, the question now remains: will Louisiana's move to the right lead to the changes the state has been seeking?
A large group gathered at Niagara Square on Saturday for an interfaith rally organized by local Muslim, Jewish, and Christian groups. The purpose of the event was to call for an end to the violence in Gaza. Protesters chanted slogans such as "Free, free Palestine" and "Cease-fire now" as they walked in a circle. Imams, rabbis, and pastors led prayers and gave remarks during the rally. The event drew people of all ages, including young children who showed their support for Palestinians. The rally in Niagara Square was one of many similar demonstrations taking place across the country.
In Sacramento, California, pro-Palestinian demonstrators disrupted the California Democratic Party's state convention. Party officials were forced to cancel evening events due to concerns about the safety and security of delegates. The pro-Palestinian demonstrators were calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. Roads near the convention center were briefly closed as a large crowd gathered outside.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, about 100 people held a demonstration in Morningside Park. They chanted slogans and carried banners demanding freedom for Palestine. The demonstration aimed to raise awareness about the conflict in Gaza and show support for the Palestinian cause.
The interfaith rally in Buffalo, the disruption at the California Democratic Party convention, and the demonstration in Albuquerque all highlight the widespread concern and activism surrounding the ongoing violence in Gaza.
President Joe Biden has been reported to have delivered two different messages on the Israel-Hamas war to pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel Americans. One letter showcased Biden's support for Israel against Hamas's "terrorism," while the other emphasized the US administration's efforts to protect civilians in the Gaza Strip. The letter sent to pro-Israel individuals invoked the Holocaust and pledged continuous support to Israel. On the other hand, the letter to pro-Palestinians focused on aid to Palestine and made no mention of the Holocaust or US support for Israel. While the letters do not contradict each other or Biden's policies, crafting different versions of a letter on the same topic that vary so much in emphasis is uncommon for the White House. This incident reflects the political tightrope that Biden is trying to navigate as pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian elements of his coalition fray over the war. With less than a year to go before elections, Biden is careful to address the concerns of both groups while maintaining his administration's stance on the conflict.
An attorney for former President Trump expressed satisfaction with the recent ruling in Colorado that allowed Trump to remain on the primary ballot. Despite the judge's acknowledgement that Trump had incited the January 6th insurrection, she ruled in Trump's favor, stating that the 14th Amendment's wording does not specifically apply to the presidency. The lawsuit, brought forth by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and others, aimed to remove Trump from the state's ballot. Although the outcome of the case was in Trump's favor, CREW celebrated the ruling for recognizing Trump's role in inciting the insurrection.
While recent court decisions have dealt setbacks to the theory that Trump is disqualified from running again due to the 14th Amendment, experts believe the fight is not over. Colorado District Judge Sarah Wallace's ruling is open to debate and likely to be appealed to higher courts. Some legal experts argue that it makes no constitutional sense for the provision in question to apply to all federal officials who support an insurrection except for the president. Despite the recent victories, the efforts to remove Trump from future ballots are expected to continue.
The upcoming presidential runoff in Argentina has taken an unexpected turn with the rise of far-right libertarian candidate, Javier Milei. Known for his eccentricities and brash statements, Milei has attracted a following among young voters who feel disillusioned with the country's political establishment. Riding on a platform of radical state spending cuts and ultra-conservative economic policies, Milei has been compared to former US President Donald Trump.
Milei's popularity has been fueled by social media, where he has amassed a significant following. His unorthodox campaign style, which includes brandishing a chainsaw at rallies, has garnered attention and sparked controversy. However, Milei's rise has not been without controversy. Claims of fraud in the first round of voting have been circulating on social media, with some of his supporters volunteering to monitor polling stations.
Despite the financial crisis facing Argentina, with skyrocketing inflation and increasing poverty, the ruling party's candidate, Economy Minister Sergio Massa, remains a strong contender in the race. Pre-election polls have shown a dead heat between Milei and Massa, making this runoff election one of the most closely watched in recent Argentine history.
As the election approaches, the country awaits the outcome that will determine its future direction. Will Milei's appeal to anti-establishment sentiment prevail, or will Massa's experience and ties to the ruling party secure him the presidency? The answer will become clear on election day.
Colorado's Secretary of State Jena Griswold criticized a judge's ruling that allowed Donald Trump to remain on the state's 2024 primary ballot, despite acknowledging his involvement in the Capitol insurrection. Griswold referred to the ruling as a "get-out-of-jail-free card" during an interview on MSNBC. The ruling, issued by District Judge Sarah B. Wallace, stated that while Trump engaged in an insurrection, the 14th Amendment does not specifically disqualify him from running for president.
Trump's attorney, Scott Gessler, expressed satisfaction with the outcome and commended the judge for respecting the role of voters in deciding the presidential race. The lawsuit, brought forth by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and other individuals, argued for Trump's removal from Colorado's ballot.
While the recent rulings in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, and New Hampshire have rejected the efforts to disqualify Trump from future primaries, experts suggest that the fight over the 14th Amendment is far from over. The basis of Judge Wallace's ruling, particularly her finding that Trump engaged in insurrection through incitement, is likely to be debated and appealed at higher courts.
The controversy surrounding Trump's eligibility for future elections continues to stoke debates over the interpretation of the 14th Amendment and the implications of his involvement in the Capitol insurrection.
The United Nations has been forced to halt deliveries of food and other necessities to Gaza due to a communications blackout caused by a lack of fuel. The blackout has cut off Gaza's 2.3 million people from one another and the outside world, posing a growing risk of widespread starvation. The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, was unable to bring in its aid convoy on Friday due to the communication cutoff. Israel has barred the entry of fuel and has also blocked food, water, and other supplies. The trickle of aid from Egypt falls far short of what is needed. Israel claims that fuel would be diverted by Hamas for military purposes. The Israeli government has announced that it will allow two tanker trucks of fuel into Gaza each day for the U.N., but this is only half of what the U.N. said it needs for the lifesaving functions of the people in Gaza. Phone and internet services have been partially restored after a limited quantity of fuel for generators was provided, but the blackout still poses a significant obstacle to humanitarian operations. Click to read more.
This is a significant moment for India as they are aiming for their first major ICC global tournament win in 12 years. The team has a strong home advantage, with the enthusiastic Indian crowd rallying behind them. On the other hand, Australia is the most successful nation in the history of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup and is looking to secure their sixth title.
Injury has forced Australia to make a late change to their World Cup squad, adding an element of uncertainty to the match. The tournament also features a reserve day in case of inclement weather. Furthermore, there is a US$10 million prize money for the tournament, with the winner taking home US$4 million.
Fans around the world can catch the action through various broadcasters such as Star Sports Network in India, Fox Sports and Kayo in Australia, and Sky Sports in the UK. Additionally, the match will be streamed live on platforms like ESPN+ and WillowTV.
All eyes are on the Narendra Modi Stadium as cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the outcome of this thrilling final match. Will India be able to secure victory on home soil, or will Australia continue their dominant run in the World Cup? The answer will soon be revealed, capturing the attention of cricket fans worldwide.
While cricket may not be a mainstream sport in the United States, its global popularity is undeniable. With the upcoming T20 Cricket World Cup final being played in the U.S. for the first time next year, could cricket become America's next big sport?
Cricket's appeal lies in its fast-paced format and the rise of global superstars like Virat Kohli. The sport has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, with the 2019 50-over World Cup final between Pakistan and India surpassing the Super Bowl and the NBA Finals in terms of viewership.
In an effort to expand the sport's reach, a third of the matches in the 2024 T20 World Cup will be held in the U.S., following the success of Major League Cricket's inaugural season. The sport is also set to make its return to the Olympics in 2028.
With its growing fan base and the introduction of high-profile tournaments and leagues, cricket is positioning itself to capture the attention of American sports fans. While it may take time for cricket to establish itself as a major sport in the U.S., the potential for growth and popularity is promising.
As the Cricket World Cup final between India and Australia unfolds, it will be interesting to see if the sport can generate enough excitement and interest to make an impact in the American sports landscape. Until then, cricket continues to strive for recognition in the land of baseball and American football.
- CNN: "Cricket's popularity is surging. But can America embrace the sport?"
- AP News: "Australia restricts India to 240 all out in Cricket World Cup final as Kohli makes 54"
Salman Khan recently attended a special event for his film Tiger 3 in Mumbai, where he praised Team India for their semi-final win against New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup. During the event, Salman expressed his gratitude to fans for their love and support for Tiger 3. However, with the World Cup final set to clash with the release of Tiger 3, many wonder if this will impact the film's box office performance.
Salman addressed this concern during the event, stating that he believes India will win the World Cup and that audiences are welcome to return to theaters after the match. He acknowledged that cricket is like a religion in India and expressed confidence that the film's collections have been good so far. Salman's hope is that once India wins the World Cup, fans will come back to theaters to watch Tiger 3.
It remains to be seen how the clash with the World Cup final will affect the box office performance of Tiger 3. The film had a big opening with an impressive collection of Rs 43 crore. Whether the excitement of the World Cup will draw viewers away from theaters or if Salman's star power will continue to attract audiences, only time will tell.
The highly anticipated finale of the ICC World Cup 2023 is set to take place today between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both teams have fought hard to make it to this stage, with India winning all 10 matches played in the tournament and Australia bouncing back from early defeats to win seven consecutive matches in the group stage.
India secured their spot in the final after defeating New Zealand by 70 runs in the semi-final, while Australia booked their place by overcoming South Africa by three wickets. The match is expected to be a thrilling contest between two cricket powerhouses.
Fans can catch all the action on Star Sports Network channels as well as the Disney+ Hotstar website and app. The toss will take place at 1:30 pm, followed by the match at 2 pm.
The Narendra Modi Stadium, the largest cricket stadium in the world, is expected to be packed to its full capacity of over 1.3 lakh spectators. The pitch, which has seen three successful chases so far in the tournament, is expected to favor both the batsmen and the fielders.
With India's strong bowling led by Mohammed Shami and Australia's formidable batting lineup, including the likes of David Warner and Steve Smith, it remains to be seen which team will lift the coveted World Cup trophy. Who will emerge victorious? Only time will tell.
The ICC has announced that there will be a reserve day for the South Africa vs Australia semi-final match in the ICC World Cup 2023. In case the match is not completed on the originally scheduled day, the reserve day will be activated. This decision has been taken to ensure that there is a fair chance for both teams to complete the match, even in case of interruptions due to rain or other factors.
What Happens if the SA vs AUS Semi-Final Gets Abandoned?
If the match does not result in a conclusive outcome even on the reserve day and gets abandoned, the team that ended the league stage at a higher position will be declared the winner. As South Africa finished second on the points table, one place higher than Australia, they will progress to the finals of the ICC World Cup 2023.
Who is Favored to Win the SA vs AUS World Cup 2023 Semi-Final?
According to the Dafabet odds, Australia is the favorite to win the match. However, in cricket, anything can happen, and both teams have looked strong throughout the tournament. The match promises to be a thrilling encounter, and cricket fans around the world will be eagerly waiting to see who comes out on top in this crucial semi-final clash.
On November 19, India will face off against Australia in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 final. However, there is a twist to this matchup as Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan contemplates whether he should attend the match or not. Bachchan recently shared on social media that the Indian cricket team tends to win when he refrains from watching the game. His humorous tweet has sparked a debate among fans about whether he should maintain his tradition for the team's success.
This is not the first time Bachchan has expressed his cricket-related superstitions. In the past, he has refrained from watching matches, believing that his presence leads to Indian wickets falling. The actor's playful banter has added an element of superstition and anticipation to the star-studded cricket finale.
Fans are playfully urging Bachchan to stay away from the match, hoping it will bring luck to the Indian team. The final is scheduled to begin at 2 pm in India on November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Will Bachchan's decision to watch or not watch the World Cup final have any impact on the outcome? Only time will tell, but fans will be eagerly watching to see if his superstition holds true.
India and Australia are set to face off in the final match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. The highly anticipated showdown will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India. India, the host nation and favorites, are vying to win their third World Cup title, while Australia aims to extend their record of five tournament triumphs.
Led by captain Rohit Sharma, India has been in exceptional form, winning all 10 of their matches thus far, including a notable victory over Australia in the group stage. However, Australia's experience in the final cannot be overlooked, as this will be their eighth appearance in this stage of the tournament.
In their semifinal clash against South Africa, Australia demonstrated their ability to handle the pressure, securing a tense three-wicket win. As the stage is set for the final, cricket fans around the world are eagerly awaiting this thrilling showdown.
For those unable to watch the match locally, using a VPN is a recommended way to stream the final online. A VPN not only provides access to the match from anywhere but also adds an extra layer of privacy and security to your online activities.
As the clock ticks closer to the final, the question remains: Can India secure their third Cricket World Cup title, or will Australia emerge victorious once again? Cricket enthusiasts will be glued to their screens to find out.
Authorities in Los Angeles are searching for a person of interest in connection with the fire that destroyed part of the 10 Freeway in downtown L.A. The fire broke out on November 11 in a storage yard underneath the freeway and quickly engulfed the area, damaging fire engines and melting steel guardrails. The person of interest is described as approximately six feet tall, weighing between 170 and 190 pounds, and between the ages of 30 and 35. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, blue shorts, and gray shoes with a green scarf. Authorities believe he may have burn injuries on his left leg.
CalFire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, has determined that the fire was intentionally set and is asking the public for any information that may help in their investigation. The freeway has been closed indefinitely as hazmat crews assess the damage and structural engineers determine the extent of the repairs.
The closure of the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles has caused significant traffic congestion and has led some residents to question the city's car-centric transportation system. Advocates for alternative modes of transportation see this as an opportunity to reimagine the future of transportation in Los Angeles. However, the repairs to the freeway are expected to be completed by Tuesday, restoring this vital artery for commuters.
A security guard was killed and a gunman was shot dead by a state trooper in a shooting incident at the New Hampshire Hospital in Concord on Friday. The attacker has been identified as John Madore, a transient who had previously lived in the area. Authorities say Madore used a 9mm handgun to shoot Bradley Haas, who was working security at the hospital's front lobby entrance. Haas, a former police chief and Army veteran, died protecting patients, staff, and visitors. New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella praised Haas as a hero and expressed condolences to his family.
The state trooper who killed Madore has not been identified as the investigation is ongoing. However, authorities have lauded the trooper's actions as heroic and credited them with saving a lot of lives. The motive behind the shooting is still under investigation.
After the shooting, authorities investigated a suspicious vehicle on the hospital's campus, a U-Haul. The incident prompted a response from Governor Chris Sununu, who extended condolences to Haas's family and thanked law enforcement for their quick response to the scene. The shooting has prompted an outpouring of support and condolences from the community.
Former President Donald Trump has accused Judge Arthur Engoron, who is presiding over his New York civil fraud trial, of being a "complete and total puppet" of New York Attorney General Letitia James. Trump claims that Engoron and James undervalued his properties in order to make him look bad and to support the judge's finding of fraud. Trump's attack comes after a temporary lifting of a limited gag order that prevented him and his attorneys from discussing Engoron's staff. Despite pushback from Trump and his allies, Engoron has already ruled that Trump and his business are liable for fraud. New York Rep. Elise Stefanik has also filed an ethics complaint against Engoron, alleging judicial bias. In response to the complaint, Engoron dismissed a mistrial motion filed by Trump's attorneys, calling their arguments "utterly without merit." The trial is expected to conclude next month.
Former President Trump has accused the judge presiding over his civil fraud trial in New York of being a "complete and total puppet" of New York Attorney General Letitia James. Trump claimed that Judge Arthur Engoron undervalued his properties in order to make him look bad. He also accused the judge's law clerk of politically biased behavior. Trump's comments came after the temporary lifting of a limited gag order, which prevented him and his attorneys from discussing Engoron's staff. Rep. Elise Stefanik, a staunch Trump supporter, added to her original ethics complaint against Engoron, claiming that he wrongly denied Trump's motion for a mistrial. Despite the pushback, Engoron has already ruled that Trump and his business are liable for fraud. The case centers around allegations that the Trump Organization falsely inflated and deflated the value of its assets for financial gain.
The House Ethics Committee Chairman, Michael Guest, has filed a resolution seeking to expel Rep. George Santos from Congress. The resolution comes after the committee released a report stating that there is "substantial evidence" that Santos violated federal criminal laws, including using campaign funds for personal purposes and filing false campaign reports. The report detailed Santos' spending at luxury stores, on an Airbnb, Botox treatments, and on a subscription-based website often used for pornography. The resolution filed by Guest states that Santos is "not fit to serve" due to his "egregious violations." Santos' office has not yet responded to the resolution. The earliest a vote on the expulsion can be held is the week after Thanksgiving. Santos had already announced that he will not seek re-election next year. Earlier this month, Santos survived an expulsion vote in Congress, but a two-thirds majority is required to remove a member from the House.