The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded Arizona women’s head coach Adia Barnes for public comments about officiating following a game at Oregon last weekend. Barnes was incensed following a testy 68-66 loss to the Ducks on Saturday that included heated exchanges between her and Oregon head coach Kelly Graves. “The Conference is responsible for enforcing rules established by the Pac-12 membership, one of which prohibits coaches from publicly commenting about officiating,” Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff said in a statement. “Should our coaches wish to provide feedback, there is a protocol in place which allows them to do so directly to the coordinator of officiating.” Barnes took issue with several calls by the officials after Oregon shot 26 free throws and Arizona — now ranked No. 10 — shot 10. The Ducks won it on Endyia Rogers’ jump shot with 0.4 of a second left. “It is what it is and that’s what the Pac-12 is: we’re going to get homered at different places, and that was … [Read more...] about Arizona head coach Adia Barnes reprimanded by Pac-12
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The White House announced Tuesday President Joe Biden’s website for Americans to request free coronavirus tests was now live. Officials said the website, covidtests.gov , was live but still remained in the beta phase of the programming and testing process. The president expects to officially launch the website on Wednesday as he also plans to hold an official press conference at the White House to mark his upcoming one-year anniversary as president. Families can request four free coronavirus tests on the website after putting in their name and address. The government will begin shipping the test within 7-12 days, according to a notice on the website. White House press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged during the daily briefing that the website was live, but only operating in a limited capacity. “We can’t guarantee there won’t be a bug or two,” she said. Biden is struggling to catch up on testing, despite being in charge of the pandemic for a year as president. Joe … [Read more...] about Joe Biden Website Promises to Ship Four Free Coronavirus Tests to Residents Within 7-12 Days
The House version of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill offers a tax credit for electric vehicles costing up to $74,000. The bill would offer a series of additional tax credits for electric vehicles for up to $12,500. Buyers get a $4,500 tax credit if they purchase union-made vehicles, putting electric car manufactures like Tesla, Toyota, and Honda at a competitive disadvantage with companies like Ford and General Motors who hire union labor. Elon Musk has previously criticized the special tax credit as a carveout for union lobbyists. The bill does include price limits on electric vehicles eligible for the tax credit, but they increase depending on the style of the vehicle. An electric van costing up to $64,000 is eligible for a tax credit as well as an electric SUV costing up to $69,000. Electric pickups can cost up to $74,000 and still get a tax credit. Other vehicles are limited at $55,000. Biden has praised the electric Ford F-150 pickup effusively … [Read more...] about House Build Back Better Bill Offers $12,500 Electric Vehicle Rebate
Ukrainian servicemen walk past a minefield warning sign on the front line with Russia-backed separatists near Luganske in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. Photo: Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images Over the past few months, Russia has amassed tens of thousands of soldiers, along with tanks, artillery, and other materiel near its border with Ukraine in what U.S. intelligence (and much of the world) has interpreted as a buildup in preparation for an invasion. At the same time, online propaganda and disinformation activity has increased , as have cyberattacks on Ukrainian targets, including one that took down several government websites on Friday. It is no coincidence that these ominous activities look strikingly similar to the lead-up to Russia’s 2014 invasion of its weaker neighbor, in which it annexed Crimea and launched the still-ongoing insurgency by Moscow-backed separatists in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. Indeed, if Russia does send troops into Ukraine in the … [Read more...] about Is Another Russian Invasion of Ukraine Inevitable?
0 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Kids & Family Need a Reason to go to Boston: Aerial Fitness and Indoor Rowing Center, Will Launch a Four Saturday Aerial Kids Program April 27th Swet Studio , Neighbor Posted | Updated Reply Swet Studio's® Aerial Program for Kids is an exciting fitness adventure for children between ages 6-12. The program will span four Saturdays beginning April 27, 2019. Each session will last approximately two hours , culminating in a performance, where participants in the program will have an opportunity showcase their progress for family and friends. The program has been carefully crafted to include swinging, spinning, stretching, gripping, and, yes, inverting. These techniques not only fine-tune the kinesthetic and vestibular systems of the child's body, and educate the child to respond to verbal cues and training, crucial stepping … [Read more...] about Boston Fitness Studio to Hold Saturday Aerial Yoga Kids Program
Presented by Facebook Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each day this week: Monday, 850,605; Tuesday, 851,730. U.S. fatalities from COVID-19 have risen more than 5 percent in one month, based on available data. As public health experts prepare for 1 million COVID-19 deaths, journalists and Boston University collaborated for a USA Today series that disclosed some counties in the South and the West that underreported the number of people dying from the coronavirus. The time to vote — or at least stage a real debate — is nigh for … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Voting rights week for Democrats (again)
[This briefing has ended. For the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in the New York area, read Thursday’s live coverage .] Here’s what you need to know: Deaths in New York and New Jersey hit one-day highs again. The virus is killing black and Latino New Yorkers at twice the rate of whites. New York City sues three stores it says overcharged for key items. Volunteers rushing to help New York hospitals are frustrated. Infections rise among workers and inmates at the city’s jails. Deaths in New York and New Jersey hit one-day highs again. Deaths from the coronavirus spiked to new highs in both New York and New Jersey for a second straight day on Wednesday, underscoring the outbreak’s continued grip on the region even as other figures showed that its impact was beginning to slow. Another 779 people in New York State died of the virus, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reported, compared with 731 the day before. In New Jersey, 275 … [Read more...] about Bleak Records in N.Y. and N.J., but Leaders See Coronavirus Curve Flattening
Earth’s sixth mass extinction has most certainly begun, asserts an article Tuesday in Science Alert , despite the objections of “deniers.” It is the scientists themselves who “have rung the alarm bell,” writes Peter Dockrill, “warning that grave declines in animal biodiversity around the globe herald the onset of what will be Earth’s sixth mass extinction.” A “looming weight of evidence” suggests this “grim phenomenon” is unfolding all around us, Dockrill asserts. Extinction deniers base their position on a “highly biased assessment of the crisis” by overemphasizing mammals and birds while ignoring invertebrates, which constitute “the great majority of biodiversity,” Dockrill declares, citing biologist Robert H. Cowie from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, most of whose work involves non-marine snails. The fault for this widespread bias falls on “vertebrate-centric media” as well as many “vertebrate-centric scientific and conservation organizations,” states a recent … [Read more...] about Climate Alarmists: The Sixth Mass Extinction ‘Really Has Begun’
Basketball legend Yao Ming made a media appearance on Monday to promote the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in which he invited anti-communist player Enes Kanter Freedom to visit China and defended the country’s treatment of tennis champion Peng Shuai. Yao is arguably the most popular and successful Chinese player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, whose record with the Houston Rockets was largely responsible for popularizing the sport in China. He currently serves as the head of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), the country’s equivalent league, and often engages in operations to promote the Communist Party’s agenda. Yao attended an event on Monday held by the “China Public Diplomacy Association,” according to the government-run propaganda newspaper Global Times . At the event, Yao expressed excitement for the Winter Olympics and rejected calls for boycotting the event on the grounds that China is currently engaging in genocide . “Basketball star Yao … [Read more...] about China Trots Out Yao Ming to Counter Enes Kanter Freedom, Downplay Peng Shuai Scandal
The U.S.-funded United Nations is providing cash to help job-seeking migrants trek up through South America, Central America, and Mexico, says Todd Bensman at the Center for Immigration Studies. “It is definitely organized,” Bensman told Breitbart News on Monday during a reporting trip to Tapachula in southern Mexico, where migrants arrive after crossing Central America: They’re giving money out at way-stations up and down the [migrant] trail … There’s a process [in Tapachula]: You get your Mexican [visa] papers, then you go to the UN building next door, get an appointment, and they interview you and look at your situation… It’s not big money, and not all of them get it, but enough get it to sustain them so they don’t have to go home, and so they can go on to the next way station. Bensman tweeted a video of the migrants waiting for payments: Photo I just took of a Honduran migrant woman’s United Nations-issued cash card, which provided 2,500 pesos a month for 4, … [Read more...] about Exclusive: UN Funds Migrant Wave Flooding to the U.S.