In Ascendant Night for Congressional Republicans, Women Led the Way

first_imgAshley Hinson, a former state legislator and television reporter, ousted Representative Abby Finkenauer of Iowa; Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from the Citadel, defeated Representative Joe Cunningham of South Carolina; and Yvette Herrell, a former state legislator and enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, flipped Representative Xochitl Torres Small’s seat in New Mexico to become the first Native American Republican woman in Congress. Republicans were celebrating their success at chipping away at Democrats’ House majority and feeling increasingly confident of maintaining control of the Senate. By Wednesday evening, they had elected 22 women and were on track to have the highest number of them serving in their congressional ranks, surpassing the previous record of 25 women elected in 2004.Those wins came as Republicans fought to protect female incumbents in the Senate, where Joni Ernst of Iowa prevailed in her competitive race, Kelly Loeffler advanced to a runoff in Georgia, and Susan Collins won a decisive victory in her re-election race in Maine. Cynthia Lummis, a former House lawmaker, became the first Republican woman to represent Wyoming in the Senate, replacing the retiring incumbent, Senator Michael B. Enzi. The pickups were particularly remarkable in the House, where Democrats swept to power in 2018 by running a diverse class of contenders and sent a historic group of women into office. Just one new Republican woman, Representative Carol Miller of West Virginia, was elected to the chamber that year, raising alarms inside the party conference.That set off a scramble by Republican leaders to steal a page from the Democratic recruiting playbook, eschewing the kind of candidates they had previously turned to — white, male, often veterans of politics — in favor of newcomers with diverse backgrounds. “These are important gains. They need to be celebrated; they need to be acknowledged,” Ms. Walsh said. “But women are still very underrepresented on the Republican side.” – Advertisement – By Wednesday afternoon, Democrats had defeated only one Republican woman in the Senate, Martha McSally of Arizona, who had been expected to lose.- Advertisement – WASHINGTON — Republican women delivered critical victories to their party in the election, signaling the success of their efforts to recruit and elect a more diverse slate of candidates as they sought to counter Democrats’ huge advantage in adding women to their ranks in Congress.Conservative women were nearing a historic level of representation in the House, more than doubling the number of female Republican incumbents in the chamber as they scored key upsets in battlegrounds across the country and beat back Democratic challengers flush with cash.- Advertisement – “The Republican Party vowed to make gains among G.O.P. women, and it did because it prioritized the problem,” said Olivia Perez-Cubas, a spokeswoman for WFW Action Fund, a super PAC to elect conservative women that pumped millions of dollars into Republican primary races and the general election. “We’re seeing that Republican women will win.”Republicans regained a number of seats they had lost in 2018, and partial returns showed women leading Democratic incumbents in other competitive districts, like in Staten Island, where Representative Max Rose of New York was fighting to hold off Nicole Malliotakis. Republican leaders said on Wednesday that they anticipated welcoming as many as 19 women to their ranks after a dozen candidates had notched decisive wins.A woman won in nearly every district that Republicans had flipped by Wednesday, a striking statistic that bolstered the argument that conservative women could win competitive seats if they were able to make it through a primary to a general election. Republicans were still lagging far behind Democrats, who have spent years and huge sums to recruit and elect women across the country. But the Republican gains reflected the success of an urgent effort they undertook two years ago to make up for their widening deficit in enlisting women to run.“In many ways, this cycle for the Republican women is a very simple story,” said Debbie Walsh, the director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. “You can’t see numeric gains in officeholders unless you have increases in number of candidates.”But to reach gender parity in Congress, she cautioned, Republicans would have to continue prioritizing the recruitment of women in both chambers and not interpret their success on Tuesday as “a one and done.”- Advertisement – In Florida, Maria Elvira Salazar, a former broadcast journalist, stunned Democrats by defeating Representative Donna E. Shalala by a narrow margin in the state’s 27th Congressional District. And Michelle Fischbach, a former lieutenant governor, defeated Representative Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota, ending the tenure of the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee and a 30-year veteran of Congress.Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, said in an interview on Wednesday that he and other party leaders had championed recruits like Ms. Hinson early in the cycle, recognizing that “women and minorities’ biggest challenge were primaries, not general election.” More than 200 Republican women ran for the House this cycle.“They’re not going to give up,” Mr. McCarthy said. “These are the type of people you see who are just natural leaders. They’re not being elected because they’re a woman, but they’re going to break barriers where they haven’t been able to get there before.”Republicans were also optimistic on Wednesday about the chance of victories by Young Kim, the first Korean-American Republican woman elected to the California Legislature, and Michelle Steel, a first-generation Korean-American and member of the Orange County board of supervisors, who were challenging Democratic incumbents in tight races in California.Democrats, for their part, added to the diversity of their ranks with victories by Cori Bush, the first Black woman elected to represent Missouri in Congress, and Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones, both New York Democrats who became the first openly gay Black men to be elected to Congress. Mr. Torres is also the first openly gay Afro-Latino elected to Congress. Updated Nov. 4, 2020, 6:36 p.m. ETlast_img read more

Kieran Tierney and Mesut Ozil miss Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 7:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link200Shares Advertisement Kieran Tierney has not been included in Arsenal’s squad against Manchester United (Getty Images)Kieran Tierney and Mesut Ozil have missed Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United on Monday evening.Tierney, who was signed in a £25 million deal from Celtic in the summer, has not played in the Premier League this season due to a hip injury.The 22-year-old made his debut for the Gunners in the Carabao Cup last week and was expected to play some part against United at Old Trafford after he was not selected for Arsenal Under-23s’ match against Liverpool on Saturday.But Tierney was not included in Arsenal’s matchday squad for the trip to Old Trafford, while Ozil also missed out after being named one of the five team captains last week.ADVERTISEMENT Kieran Tierney and Mesut Ozil miss Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United Mesut Ozil did not travel to Manchester for Arsenal’s clash at Old Trafford (AMA/Getty Images)When asked about Ozil’s absence, Unai Emery said before the match: ‘He’s not here today.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Today I decided the first eleven and the squad.’Emery also spoke about the decision to start Bukayo Saka, who has become the youngest player to start this fixture in Premier League history.‘We are helping him and helping the young players,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘When the performance is good we can give him chances to play.‘He’s playing well, he’s working well.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsMAN UTD: De Gea, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, McTominay, Pogba, Andreas, Lingard, James, RashfordSUBS: Romero, Mata, Williams, Matic, Rojo, Greenwood, FredARSENAL: Leno, Chambers, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Torreira, Pepe, Saka, AubameyangSUBS: Martinez, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Willock, Ceballos, Nelson, MartinelliMore: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more

Betsson rebrands ‘Oranje & Kroon’ Dutch online casino properties

first_img Submit Share Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Netherlands Remote Gambling Act submitted for EC review July 15, 2020 Stockholm-listed Betsson AB has confirmed that it will rebrand its two Dutch-facing online casino properties of Oranje Casino and Kroon Casino.Moving forward, Kroon Casino will operate under its new identity of ‘Casino Winner’, whilst Oranje Casino will be rebranded to ‘Loyal Casino’.Betsson has operated both online casinos since 2014, forming part of its €40 million acquisition of Oranje and Kroon Maltese operating companies, in a strategic move by Betsson governance to acquire recognised Dutch gambling assets.Last August, the Netherlands Gaming Authority – Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) sanctioned a €300,000 fine to Betsson Dutch market subsidiary Corona Ltd.The KSA charged Corona, operating company of Oranje and Kroon casinos of offering/promoted unlicensed gambling services to Dutch consumers.Betsson governance has appealed the fine, stating that Corona has operated Oranje and Kroon properties under the guidance of  EU compliant applicable laws, acting in the absence of Dutch regulations for online gambling.This February the Netherlands Senate approved the passing of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’, a mandate which will allow the KSA to begin its Dutch licensing window.However, since the approval ‘Remote Gambling Act’, the KSA has bolstered strengthened its stance against foreign remote operators.Last March, stating that it would not tolerate ‘cowboys’, the KSA increased its minimum operator fines from €150,000 to €200,000.Furthermore, issuing a stern warning to European betting leadership, the KSA detailed that it could move to suspend ‘rogue operators’ from applying for Netherlands licenses for a period of two years, should they continue to target Dutch consumers. Sharelast_img read more

Ashantigold eliminated from Champions League

first_imgAshanti Gold failed to make history, by becoming the first Ghana club to knock out an Algerian opposition in the premier Africa club championship, as they suffered 1-3 defeat against M.O Bejaia to exit the competition 3-2 on aggregate.The Miners recovered from Hudu Yakubu’s own goal in the 11 minute, when Emmanuel Osei brought them on level pegging before the half time break.Ashgold managed to defend well and curtailed the attacking threats of the Algerian opposition during the first 45 minutes.Fatau Dauda was magnificent in the first half by making some important saves to deny M.O Bejaia the chance to restore their lead.However, M.O Bejaia back from recess doubled up their effort and scored two goals in the 2 half of the game to see them into the 1 round of the CAF Champions League.Ashgold won the first leg a fortnight ago at Obuasi by a goal to nothing, but the 3-1 defeat means the end of the road for the Miners. In 5 different elimination encounters in the Champions Cup now the Champions League, no Ghanaian outfit has ever finished the home and away ties smiling and Ashgold couldn’t rewrite history.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

LIB Life Top Five Songs Of the week

first_imgThere have been a lot of up-to-date songs in the Liberian music industry, and many artists are currently garnering huge attention, even if they are receiving very little from their work. To give an example of just a few songs that have been making headways in the music industry, LIB Life is presenting a list of five most popular songs that have been storming the airwaves.Top five songs for the week ending August 16, 2015.1. Grace by Soul Fresh Ft Quincy B2. More Fire by Mr. Smith3. Kemah by DenG4. Bartenders By F.A5. Crazy by Quincy BLet’s start with fifth place Quincy B’s newest single “Crazy”. It is a mixture of Afro pop and catchy colloquial. Produced by Quincy B himself, the 21 year-old artist’s vocal ability is prolific.In an interview a few months back and before the release of the song Quincy B said, “This is the first time I’m in love and don’t know how to express it. So I think expressing it through music will let my fans know that Quincy has fallen in love; and I’m just trying to appreciate my fiancée for the love she is giving me.”The Fourth place song for this weekend is “Bartender” by F.A. This song has accelerated to more than 5,000 thousand views on YouTube alone. DenG is well known for making hit songs and since debuting in the industry on a song by Queen V, “Jue You Bad,” he has managed to maintain his place at the top. Holding the third-place slot is his song, “Kemah”, a smash hit among the ladies. Since its release over five months ago it has remained unbeatable. But there are two things you may not know about DenG: he won four major awards in a single year for the song “They Vex”. Yet there are no official video of all these hits song he has made.Grabbing second place is Mr. Smith with “More fire.” This song has been garnering international recognition, and during its first month of release it debuted on Sound City in Nigeria and went West Africa chart 10 places respectively.Mr. Smith is currently in Nigeria, trying to break into the industry, and is working hard on a new album called “The Street Music”.Soul Fresh,the hottest musical group in the nation is holding first place with “Grace” featuring Quincy B. The song reflects the mercy of God on the artists in spite of their celebrity lifestyle.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more