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Trump refuses to accept election results, says it’s ‘far from over’

first_img– Advertisement – “In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America,” the president-elect said. “With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.”But the Trump campaign disputes that the campaign has come to an end. The president and his surrogates have launched lawsuits in multiple key states, including Pennsylvania and Michigan, and have already signaled they plan to press for recounts in some close races.Trump himself has spread unproven allegations of electoral fraud in key states, despite repeated pushback from election officials and judges in numerous court cases. As vote tallies in crucial states appeared to be favoring Biden in the days after Election Day, Trump even demanded that states stop counting ballots.This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. President Donald Trump is refusing to concede the election after NBC News and other outlets projected that Joe Biden has defeated him in the race for the White House.“The simple fact is this election is far from over,” Trump said in a statement released just minutes after NBC projected that Biden had become president-elect.Trump vowed that as soon as Monday, his team will start “prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld.” President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on November 5, 2020.Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Biden earlier Saturday had led Trump in NBC’s tally of projected Electoral College votes, 253 to 214. The former vice president was pushed over the top when NBC projected that Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes would be awarded to him.Trump had traveled to his private golf club in Sterling, Virginia, less than two hours before the race was called for his opponent.Biden, in a statement released around noon Saturday, said he is “honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect [Kamala] Harris.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Jane Ambachtsheer exits Mercer for BNP Paribas sustainability role

first_imgAmbachtsheer is an influential figure in sustainable finance, having acted as a consultant to the United Nations when it set up the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2006. The project now has more than 1,900 signatories representing $81trn (€69trn). BNP Paribas Asset Management has hired Mercer’s Jane Ambachtsheer as its new global head of sustainability. She will join the group on 27 August, BNP said in a statement this morning, and will be based in its Paris office.Ambachtsheer will oversee the company’s approach to sustainability for the €568bn worth of assets it manages and advises on, alongside deputy head of sustainability Helena Viñes-Fiestas.At Mercer, Ambachtsheer was a partner and chair of the consultancy giant’s responsible investment team. She first joined Mercer in 2000 as an investment analyst, and began working in responsible investment in 2003. Jane AmbachtsheerShe is currently a trustee of the Carbon Disclosure Project and a member of both the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and the PRI’s Academic Working Group.Frederic Janbon, CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management, said: “We are very proud to welcome Jane Ambachtsheer to BNP Paribas Asset Management.“As a seasoned professional who is recognised globally as a leading influencer in responsible investment, Jane adds outstanding expertise to a central pillar of [our] strategy.“While we continue to strengthen our commitment to long-term investing, as well as acting as a responsible firm, having Jane on board will definitely accelerate the path to achieving our goals as a leading player in sustainable finance.”last_img read more

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Dele Alli Sinks Brighton as Spurs Fightback in Boxing Day Battle

first_img“I’m very happy with second half. I’m not saying players were wrong but we changed bits and that makes a difference,” Mourinho said.“It’s hard after a defeat to have confidence and we started poorly, it affects the confidence. Brighton have monsters in the air and it affected the self-esteem of our team.“In the second half the players put all the negative aside and were very strong in their performance.”Avenging their defeat at Brighton in October, Tottenham, unbeaten in Boxing Day fixtures since 2003, have won three of their last four league games as they try to climb into the top four.Saluting Alli’s crucial contribution, Mourinho said: “Another goal and another incredible performance and effort. The work rate was absolutely incredible from Dele.“The little details are more important than what people look at. His attitude and fighting spirit was so good.”That Chelsea setback was completely overshadowed by the alleged racist abuse of Blues defender Antonio Rudiger by Tottenham fans after his role in Son Heung-min’s red card.Amid widespread calls for stronger action to stamp out racism in football, Tottenham fans appeared to behave better this time.Since Mourinho’s first game in charge of Tottenham, no Premier League team had conceded more goals than the 14 his side allowed across all competitions heading into this round of matches.Those defensive frailties were on display when Steven Alzate lost his marker and forced Paulo Gazzaniga into a sprawling save.Kane has a knack of scoring on Boxing Day and the Tottenham striker thought he had netted again when he fired home from Winks’ pass, but the goal went to a VAR review and was ruled out by the narrowest of offside decisions.Brighton made the most of that let-off to take the lead in the 37th minute.Pascal Gross swung over a free-kick and Webster rose above Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez to plant a powerful header past Gazzaniga for his third goal of the season.Mourinho must have been furious that Tottenham wilted against such a simple set-piece and his team’s record of one clean-sheet in his nine matches suggests a defender could be high on his January shopping list.Underlining the urgency to address that problem area, Brighton’s Bernardo forced Gazzaniga to save from a corner moments later to the audible frustration of the Tottenham crowd on a dank, wet day in north London.Mourinho, standing rain-soaked on the touchline, revealed before the game that his Christmas was ruined by the death of his family’s pet Yorkshire Terrier.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Dele Alli got Tottenham back on track as the England midfielder capped a gritty escape act with the late winner in Thursday’s 2-1 victory against Brighton.Jose Mourinho’s side were in danger of a second successive Premier League defeat when Adam Webster headed Brighton into a shock lead at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.But Harry Kane equalised after the interval and Alli finished off a flowing Tottenham move in the closing stages to erase the bitter taste of last weekend’s acrimonious London derby loss to Chelsea.last_img read more

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