As the Trump administration continues to tighten screws on the H-1B visa programme, United States Consul General in Mumbai, Edgard Kagan, says his country encourages and welcomes “qualified Indians”.US President Donald Trump is “very committed” to relations with India, he told PTI. Read it at Economic Times Related Items
What is there to do when you are a bored celebrity in the middle of a pandemic? Play golf for a good cause — social distanced, of course.That is the 2020 American Century Championship in a nutshell as a who’s who of current and former athletes, actors and other famous faces head to Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course overlooking Lake Tahoe for the annual celebrity golf tournament. NBC is broadcasting all three rounds of the event live. The 72-player field in 2020 includes everyone from NFL quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers to NBA MVP Stephen Curry and his dad, Dell, plus entertainment personalities Ray Romano, Miles Teller and Larry the Cable Guy, among others.Former NFL quarterback and CBS analyst Tony Romo is also back to defend his titles after winning the tournament in consecutive years. Romo, who dabbles in PGA Tour tournaments on occasion, is a mainstay at the ACC, finishing in the top five in each of his seven appearances.Curry, who finished seventh in 2019, could prove to be Romo’s top challenger making his eighth appearance. Former MLB ace Mark Mulder has won three times (2015-17). Here’s everything to know about the 2020 American Century Championship, including a list of tee times (updated daily), the complete TV schedule, player list, betting odds and more.MORE: Watch the American Century Championship live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)American Century Championship golf scheduleDates: July 10-12TV channels: NBC, NBCSNLive stream: NBCSports.com, fuboTV (7-day free trial)Live TV coverage of the 2020 American Century Championship begins Friday from 5-8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports. Rounds 2-3 on Saturday and Sunday will be broadcast on NBC with coverage scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET each day. All three rounds will re-air on the Golf Channel at 10 p.m. ET following the original broadcasts.The tournament can be live-streamed via NBCSports.com as well as fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.DateTV timesTV channelFriday, July 105-8 p.m. ETNBCSN, fuboTVSaturday, July 113-6 p.m. ETNBC, fuboTVSunday, July 123-6 p.m. ETNBC, fuboTVAmerican Century Championship 2020 player listThe list of players for the American Century Championship features 72 current or retired athletes, broadcasters and entertainers, including 32 from the NFL, five from the NBA, 12 from MLB, two boxers, two tennis stars and a world long drive competitor. NFLPatrick MahomesAaron RodgersTony RomoJerome BettisDoug FlutieJim McMahonMarcus AllenJerome BettisTim BrownReggie BushTerrell DavisLarry FitzgeraldKyle FullerEddie GeorgeA.J. HawkCase KeenumTravis KelceCooper KuppAnthony LynnBrandon McManusCarson PalmerPatrick PetersonAndre ReedJerry RiceKyle RudolphAdam ThielenMike VrabelDeMarcus WareEric WeddleKyle WilliamsCharles WoodsonSteve YoungNBACharles BarkleyChauncey BillupsStephen CurryDell CurryDeron WilliamsMLBRoger ClemensDerek LoweGreg MadduxMark MulderBrian McCannKevin MillarJimmy RollinsOzzie SmithJohn SmoltzChase UtleyShane VictorinoTim WakefieldOther athletesCanelo AlvarezOscar De La HoyaJames BlakeMardy FishTroy MullinsBroadcastersJay BilasJoe BuckVinny Del NegroKathryn TappenOther celebritiesRay RomanoMiles TellerLarry the Cable GuyBrian BaumgartnerBret BaierChace CrawfordKira DixonJay DeMarcusJoe Don RooneyJohn O’HurleyMichael PenaAlfonso RibeiroRob RiggleJack WagnerAmerican Century Championship tee times & pairingsHere is the complete list of tee times and pairings for Sunday’s final round at the American Century Championship. All times are Eastern.Sunday, July 1211:25 a.m. – Jim McMahon, James Blake, Jay Bilas11:30 a.m. – Roger Clemens, Eric Weddle, Chase Utley11:35 a.m. – Kevin Millar, Brian McCann, Joe Don Rooney11:40 a.m. – Greg Maddux, Shane Victorino, Brandon McManus11:45 a.m. – A.J. Hawk, Brian Baumgartner, Aaron Rodgers11:50 a.m. – Joe Buck, Kyle Fuller, Cooper Kupp11:55 a.m. – Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson, Jerry RiceNoon – Tim Brown, Marcus Allen, Steve Young12:05 p.m. – Oscar De La Hoya, Bret Baier, Tim Wakefield12:10 p.m. – Jimmy Rollins, Troy Mullins, Reggie Bush12:15 p.m. – Alfonso Ribeiro, Michael Pena, Ozzie Smith12:20 p.m. – Rob Riggle, Jay DeMarcus, Kira K. Dixon12:25 p.m. – Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, Mike Vrabel12:30 p.m. – Andre Reed, Terrell Davis, Charles Woodson12:35 p.m. – Deron Williams, Adam Thielen, Stephen Curry12:40 p.m. – Miles Teller, Ray Romano, Chace Crawford12:45 p.m. – Jerome Bettis, Jake Wagner, Case Keenum12:50 p.m. – Doug Flutie, Kyle Rudolph, DeMarcus Ware12:55 p.m. – Vinny Del Negro, Mark Mulder, Carson Palmer1 p.m. – Chauncey Billups, Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Lynn1:05 p.m. – Derek Lowe, Dell Curry, Tony Romo1:10 p.m. – Larry the Cable Guy, John O’Hurley, Kathryn Tappen1:15 p.m. – John Smoltz, Kyle Williams, Mandy Fish1:20 p.m. – Charles Barkley, Eddie GeorgeAmerican Century Championship oddsTony Romo was the betting favorite to win the American Century Championship tournament for a third year in a row, according to odds via Sports Insider.Tony Romo -120Mark Mulder +250Derek Lowe +1200Mardy Fish +1200Stephen Curry +1800Jack Wagner +2000Case Keenum +2200Kyle Williams +2200John Smoltz +3300Joe Buck +4000Adam Thielen +5000Bret Baier +6600Aaron Rodgers +10000Dell Curry +10000Brandon McManus +12500Brian Urlacher +12500Carson Palmer +12500Jerry Rice +12500Cooper Kupp +15000Kevin Millar +15000Tom Glavine +15000Vinny del Negro +15000Brian McCann +20000American Century Championship prize moneyAn estimated $600,000 in prize money will be donated to charities supporting social justice reform and COVID-19 relief efforts, according to tournament organizers. American Century Championship formatThe American Century Championship follows a modified Stableford format, which awards points based on stroke totals for each hole. The player with the highest point total after three rounds (54 holes) is the winner.Here is the scoring breakdown:10 points for a double eagle8 points for a hole-in-one6 points for an eagle3 points for a birdie1 point for par0 points for bogey-2 points for double-bogey or higherAmerican Century Championship winnersHere are the winners of the 10 most recent American Century Championship tournaments between 2010 and 2019.YearWinnerScore2019Tony Romo712018Tony Romo712017Mark Mulder732016Mark Mulder742015Mark Mulder822014Mark Rypien762013Billy Joe Tolliver672012Dan Quinn662011Jack Wagner802010Billy Joe Tolliver84
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s Republican governor has rejected two-thirds of the Democratic state attorney general’s requests to join multistate lawsuits. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ actions were made possible by an unusual compromise that has allowed her to repeatedly block the state’s involvement in challenges to Trump administration policies. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller agreed in May 2019 to seek Reynolds’ approval before he would join multistate lawsuits, and Reynolds in turn vetoed a Republican-backed bill that would have prevented the state’s top lawyer from joining any multistate suit unless the governor or Legislature requested it. Miller says the compromise importantly is temporary and won’t hamstring future Iowa attorneys general
FRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Daniel Saina and New Orleans’ Arina Kleshchukova are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. All Southland Athlete of the Week awards are presented by Hancock Whitney.Saina clinched a first-place finish at the Lake Charles Toyota Cowboy Stampede over the weekend, beating out the second-place finisher by a 10-second margin. The junior closed out the four-mile race with a 4:57.9 average-mile pace in order to secure his second Athlete of the Week award this season.Kleshchukova continued her impressive 2019 run with an individual title of her own at the Cowboy Stampede this past weekend. After beating out the second-place runner by 16 seconds, the junior captured her third individual victory of the season, also sealing her third Athlete of the Week award.Men’s Athlete of the Week: Daniel Saina, McNeese – Jr. – Eldoret, KenyaSaina claimed a first-place individual finish, boosting the Cowboys to a second-place team finish at home this past weekend at the Lake Charles Toyota Cowboy Stampede. The junior from Eldoret, Kenya, topped a field of 104 runners from 12 schools with a 19:51.7 clip. Saina’s performance in the four-mile race marks his second individual title of the 2019 season.Honorable Mention: Kolyn Saltzman, New Orleans; Dustin Worley, Nicholls; Tristan Stellmach, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Women’s Athlete of the Week: Arina Kleshchukova, New Orleans – Jr. – Bishkek, KyrgyzstanKleshchukova continued her impressive pace with her third individual title in three appearances, following a first-place performance at the Lake Charles Toyota Cowboy Stampede over the weekend. The junior claimed a 17:34.6 finish in the 4k event, setting a new personal-best time by 36 seconds. Her victory makes her the first Privateer to record three consecutive individual victories since the 2002 season. Kleshchukova defeated the second-place competitor by a 14-second mark.Honorable Mention: Elsa Rijpstra, Nicholls; Valentina Campos, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
Dear Editor,The Chairman of GECOM has finally put an end to the House-to-House Registration exercise, this is a most welcomed act and I must commend her for doing so. However, that move still falls woefully short of fulfilling the constitutional requirements of the law which states that GECOM should now move swiftly into elections mode.That elections mode means that there must be a Claims and Objections process, which would in effect add to the List of Electors those persons who would have attained the voting age of 18 years as well as sanitise the list of those persons who would have died since the last election. This is the final stage of the electoral process which should take us no more than one month to complete, albeit to officially come to compliance with the constitutional deadline.On the other hand, the PNC-led coalition, through its political hacks at GECOM, is trying to spin a confusing yarn that the present duplicate, and in most cases, suspect list of registrants, must be added to the National Register of Registrants database. This cannot be because here you have a House-to-House exercise that lacked the scrutiny of the main political Opposition (which makes it totally illegal) and an exercise that is wholly incomplete, this brings into focus another nonsensical issue.So, this idiotic argument cannot be allowed to flourish even to the point of gaining any sensible attention, you cannot add an incomplete list to the NRR list, it just cannot happen. This is just another delay tactic by the PNC to confuse and delay the holding of general elections.In the first place, the holding of House-to-House was an order issued by an illegally appointed GECOM Head, which again made that order illegal.Instead of getting ready for elections which should have been set in motion since December 22, the day after the successful passage of the No-Confidence Motion, that illegal Chairman began a process of political posturing all in the grand scheme to avoid election preparation. Seeing that this new Chairperson has decided to get out of that morass, the only logical thing now is to follow the Constitution to the letter.Elections must be held, and there should be no delay.Respectfully,Neil Adams