With their hero defeated, QAnon followers ask, ‘Now what?’

first_img– Advertisement – These are trying times for believers in QAnon, the conspiracy theory built around the baseless claim that there is a Fsatanic pedophile cult run by top Democrats. There are also signs of infighting among QAnon’s inner circle. Ron Watkins, an 8kun administrator who some believed was Q himself, announced on Election Day that he was stepping down from the site, citing “extensive battles” over censorship and the site’s future.Though QAnon has had some success infiltrating the Republican Party — an adherent won a congressional race in Georgia last week — the movement has been dealing with other setbacks. QAnon followers have been banned from most major social media platforms, deflating the movement’s momentum and depriving it of its most effective organizing tools. Facebook groups and YouTube channels with hundreds of thousands of subscribers disappeared overnight. “Trump knows what he is doing,” wrote another on a QAnon forum. “He is letting the Dems, technocrats and media publicly hang themselves.”Some QAnon adherents, however, were already inching toward acceptance.“We’re losing,” one tweeted. “Not sure I trust the plan anymore. Not sure there even is a plan.”- Advertisement –center_img Last weekend, as Democrats danced in the streets to celebrate the election of Joseph R. Biden Jr., QAnon believers were on their computers, trying to make sense of it all.“Biden will NEVER be president,” wrote one.- Advertisement – For years, they had been assured that Mr. Trump would win in a landslide and spend his second term vanquishing the deep state and bringing the cabal’s leaders to justice. Q, the message board user whose posts have fueled the movement for more than three years, told them to “trust the plan.”But since Mr. Trump’s defeat, Q has fallen silent on 8kun, the website where all of Q’s posts appear. QAnon-related activity on the site has slowed to a trickle — one recent day, there were fewer new posts on 8kun’s most active QAnon board than on its board for adult-diaper fetishists.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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The destination of the Middle Danube presented its tourist offer in Zagreb

first_img“The idea for this project arose from a similar cross-border tourism project on the border of Italy, Slovenia and Austria. According to their great experiences, the creation of a new unique destination of the Middle Danube was initiated”, Said Ivana Jurić, director of the Tourist Board of Osijek-Baranja County.  Assistant Minister of Tourism Snježana Brzica wished the Danube region more and more visibility and that there would be more and more such cross-border projects. The tourist success of this area requires as many domestic visitors as possible. “Every year, 100 Slavonians go on vacation to the Adriatic and Zagreb. We want 100 thousand tourists from the rest of Croatia to come to us in autumn and winter”, Pointed out Osijek-Baranja County Prefect Ivan Anušić, adding that the gastronomic and wine offer of the destination can be perfectly complemented with cruising and the beaches of the Danube. “This means that all local attractions on both sides of the border are now becoming common”, explained Jasmina Beljan Iskrin, coordination of the Central Danube Tour project. So far, nine cross-border itineraries have been designed, which mainly include ethnographic, cultural and gastronomic offer, as well as cycling routes, with an emphasis on the tastes and aromas of the Danube. It is part of the project “Central Danube Tour – strengthening tourism development in the cross-border region of the Danube”, co-financed by the INTERREG IPA Cross-border Cooperation Program Croatia – Serbia 2014 – 2020. Partners in this project are the institutions of Osijek-Baranja County, Ilok and province of Vojvodina and the Danube Competence Center.center_img All the beauties, luxury and attractions of the Middle Danube region were presented at the Danube Festival in Zagreb’s Europa cinema. The gastronomic offer, winemakers, tourist contents, manifestations of urban content and cultural institutions of the Croatian and Vojvodina Danube region were promoted for all citizens. All this offer was presented to visitors in Zagreb, as well as top events from the area such as Exit Festival, Tastes of Vojvodina and Festival of Street Musicians in Novi Sad, Pannonian Challenge and Land without Borders in Osijek, Wine & Bike Tour in Erdut, Wine Marathon in Baranja, DunavArt festival… The whole program was completed by the performances of the Osijek rapper Kandžija, singer Zrinka Posavec and Podium Brass Quintet with a repertoire of sounds of the Danube.last_img read more

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Enjoy the spacious high life in Edens Landing

first_imgOne of living areas at 56 Overland Drive, Edens Landing.The kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space, stainless steel appliances and white cabinetry, and the dining room opens up through a sliding door to the impressive outdoor entertaining area.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020There is also a study, which could be used as a fifth bedroom, laundry, bathroom and double lockup garage on the bottom level of the home. A timber staircase with an overhead void leads up to the second floor. The kitchen at 56 Overland Drive, Edens Landing.The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and the family bathroom has a corner bath and separate shower.The toilet is separate for convenience. The formal living areas at 56 Overland Drive, Edens Landing.The home also has new carpets, a near-new electric hot-water system, airconditioning, a water tank plumbed to the house and garden, and a new water pump.Outside there is a covered outdoor area, garden shed and a big, fully-fenced yard with enough room to install a swimming pool while leaving enough space for children to play and pets to run around.The home is close to local schools, shops and public transport. It is also halfway between Gold Coast and Brisbane.center_img The home at 56 Overland Drive, Edens Landing.THIS spacious two-storey home on an elevated block is new to the market in Edens Landing.Marketing agent Damian Piotto said the architecturally designed property at 56 Overland Drive had high ceilings and was on an 802 sqm block with unrestricted views across the surrounding district. On the ground floor there is a covered portico that leads to the entry.There is a formal lounge and dining area, a media room and an open-plan kitchen with a dining area.last_img read more

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Belgium’s Petercam, Degroof to merge, target Dutch pensions market

first_imgBelgian banks and asset managers Petercam and Bank Degroof have confirmed plans to merge operations and expand Petercam’s asset management operations in the Netherlands.Once approved, the merger will create a €47bn asset manager and the largest independent financial services provider in Belgium, the two privately owned companies said.In 2012, Petercam had roughly 40 mandates for Dutch institutional investors of between €10m and €15m, according to IP Nederland, predecessor of IPE sister publication PensioenPro.The mandates focused on specialised strategies, such as European equity and agricultural equity. As of the end of 2013, Petercam had €8.6bn in institutional assets under management (AUM), while Degroof has €4.3bn in institutional AUM.It does not, however, have a presence or institutional clients in the Netherlands.A spokesman for the bank said the newly merged company would seek to expand in the Dutch pensions market.“We have a European target,” he added.The merger could be completed in the second half of this year, pending regulatory approval, the parties said.In other news, the €225m pension fund of Dutch investment bank NIBC has switched to a collective defined contribution plan.It added that the employer had provided an extra contribution of €12.5m to compensate for the “disadvantages” of the new arrangements, as well as to end its obligation to meet future funding shortfalls.NIBC had partial final salary arrangements in place for its 500 employees.last_img read more

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Agreement reached as Ola Aina set to join Fulham on a season-long loan

first_imgNigeria international full-back, Ola Aina, has reached an agreement to join Fulham on a season-long loan with an option to buy from Torino. The 23-year-old spent the last two seasons with the Serie A giants, leaving Chelsea permanently last summer after a season-long loan in Italy. Fulham are landing a quality defender that brings experience to the table, and it will be interesting to see how he fares at Craven Cottage.Advertisement Aina played six games for the Blues before joining Hull City on loan for 2017-18, and he has grown in leaps and bounds since. While the Nigerian is primarily a full-back, he is also comfortable as a wing-back and can play on both the left and right side of the pitch. read also:Fulham open talks with Torino for Nigeria star Ola Aina The soon-to-be Fulham defender has eight assists and a goal over the last three seasons and manager Scott Parker will hope his defensive and attacking abilities come handy as his side looks to hold on to their top-flight status at the end of 2020-21. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World14 Amazing Pictures Of Unusual Objects Cut In HalfA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?last_img read more

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Ronaldo: I’m not ready to retire

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Cristiano Ronaldo has made it clear that he is not contemplating retirement from football at the age of 34.The Portuguese forward, who moved to Juventus in 2018 following nine remarkable years at Real Madrid, is currently in the second year of a four-year deal in Turin.Last season saw Ronaldo make 43 appearances in all competitions, scoring 28 goals in the process, which indicates that his body is showing no signs of letting up.Speaking ahead of the club’s meeting with Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday, Ronaldo told Sky Sports News: “Age is just a number. It does not mean that at 34, 35, 36, you are at the end of your career. I can show that with my performances, how I play, the way I play, the way I still feel good, sharp, thinking about the game, more mature. This makes the difference.“We want to win Serie A, we want to win the Cup, the Champions League. Juventus should think big… We are going to try to win all the trophies, we know it will be difficult, especially the league and the Champions League, but I think it is possible. Everything is possible.“In terms of individual [honours], I have nothing to say as this is individual. It is not the most important thing. The most important is the collective awards. If you win the collective awards, you have more chance to win the individual awards… The Ballon d’Or is for me in second place.”Ronaldo recently made history by scoring his 700th senior goal during a Euro 2020 qualifier with Ukraine earlier this month.The forward has made 815 senior club appearances, along with 162 caps for Portugal’s senior side, and has not played fewer than 40 games per season since 2010.—  Tags: Cristiano RonaldoJuventusLokomotivLokomotiv MoscowReal Madridlast_img read more

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NOC mourns Akinyele

first_imgRelatedPosts Akinyele’s death, a monumental loss – Lai Mohammed Tinubu condoles Alex Akinyele’s family, professional colleagues Buhari mourns Alex Akinyele The board of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, led by its President, Engr. Habu Gumel, has commiserated with the Akinyele family for the loss of their father, High Chief Alex Akinyele, who died last week.Gumel stated: “Chief Alex Akinyele was a jovial and hardworking man who loved to work with athletes, technical team and administrators during his days as the Chairman of National Sports Commission.“He is very articulate and result oriented in whichever assignment before him and the commission. The news of his demise coming during the visit of the President, International Olympic Committee, Dr Thomas Bach came with mixed feelings but a great loss to our sporting fraternity and the Olympic family not only in Nigeria but the world at large.“On behalf of the board of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, we send our sincere condolences and pray that the family we have the fortitude to bear this loss.”Akinyele was born April 24, 1938 and until his death he was the Lisa Jigan and Lobosin of Ondo Kingdom. Tags: Alex AkinyeleHabu Gumellast_img read more

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Tapley, Lamson are MDI golf champions

first_imgBAR HARBOR — The annual MDI Championship golf tournament was held Sept. 13-15 at the Kebo Valley Club here, the Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor, and the Northeast Harbor Golf Club. Participants play 18 holes at each course, for a 54-hole event.The weekend’s champions were Wyman Tapley of Bar Harbor in gross score, and Kyle Lamson in net.Kebo Valley pro Peiter DeVos was pleased with increased participation in the championship. “We drew players from as far away as Calais, Old Town, and Orrington,” he said.Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest posts by Liz Graves (see all) MDI Hospital to begin contact tracing – August 5, 2020 Liz GravesReporter at Mount Desert IslanderFormer Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor. Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of Fame – August 12, 2020 Bio Keene appeals his 2019 murder conviction – July 30, 2020 Latest Postslast_img read more

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Deputy mayor Thompson praises OMSCC for Toronto Cup initiative

first_imgTORONTO, Canada – Despite being a Jamaican by birth, deputy mayor of Toronto East, Michael Thompson, admitted that he didn’t know much about cricket having left his homeland as a kid.Councillor Thompson, who is also Chair of Toronto’s Economic and Community Development Committee and a member of the Executive Committee, was a special invitee at last Sunday’s final of the Ontario Masters Cricket Clubs (OMSCC) third edition of the Toronto Cup staged at the University of Toronto ground here.Under the banner of “Getting Things Done” extracted from his city council biography, Thompson is known to his constituents as a community builder committed to bring people together in a spirit of collaboration. He has led and assisted in the formation of local community associations, youth leadership initiatives and business improvement areas, and holds regular public meetings to engage residents throughout his ward.At the end of a fun-filled day, the deputy mayor, who was seen mingling with both officials and spectators, was quite impressed with the proceedings, praising OMSCC president Azeem Khan and his executives for their great initiative in hosting the tournament.Now in his fifth term as councillor, Thompson, who has earned a reputation as one of Toronto’s hardest working and most effective political leaders, thanked those present at the impressive presentation ceremony for making the city a better place.While pointing to the rich history that immigrants have brought to the city of Toronto, Thompson quipped that “we live in the best city in the entire world.” He said the softball tournament was a demonstration of the skills of the players.The deputy mayor, who was presented with a plaque for his unstinted support andcontribution to the OMSCC, assured that the city is working assiduously to ensure more cricket fields are made accessible to the community.Councillor Jennifer McKelvie of Ward 25, Scarborough Rouge who also witnessed part of the day’s activities, congratulated Khan and his board for making the tournament a reality and also gave the undertaking that an indoor facility is in the works and should be completed in a year and a half.OMSCC president Azeem Khan, while recognising the efforts of his board, thanked the participating teams including those from the host city, Guyana, New York and Orlando. Some 18 teams – eight in the Over-50, six in the Over-40 and four in the Open – took part in the three-day tournament. (Frederick Halley)last_img read more

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Starc leads the way as Pakistan bowled out for 240

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) – Mitchell Starc took four for 52 as a middle-session blitz and some late new-ball fireworks helped Australia to dismiss Pakistan for 240 to bring a close to the opening day of the first Test in Brisbane yesterday.Pat Cummins took three wickets (3-60) and the third quick, Josh Hazlewood, grabbed two as the Australian bowlers took the honours on a sunny day at the Gabba.Pakistan’s Asad Shafiq offered most resistance to the barrage from the Australian pace battalion with a fine knock of 76 before he was ousted by a Cummins delivery that removed his middle stump.Left-armer Starc took the second new ball in the final hour of the day and made good use of it, dismissing Yasir Shah (26) with a trademark yorker and Shaheen Shah (0) in successive deliveries to put himself on a hat-trick. Naseem Shah, the 16-year-old fast bowler who was playing his first Test, faced the next delivery and, without appearing to know much about it, managed to keep the ball from hitting his stumps with a thick inside edge.The teenager was the last batsman to depart, caught-and-bowled by Starc for seven, to bring an end to a day that ebbed and flowed with long periods of Pakistani resistance punctuated by bursts of wickets. “In the end, not a bad result,” said Australia captain Tim Paine.“We weren’t quite at our best in that first session, we thought we bowled a bit short … But apart from that we stuck to the task and got better as the day went on.” After losing the toss, Australia had been frustrated by an opening stand of 75 from Azhar Ali (39) and Shan Masood (27) in a partnership that lasted throughout the first session and into the second.The Australian quicks finally found their length, however, and removed both in three deliveries before swiftly adding the wickets of Haris Sohail and Babar Azam for one run apiece.That spell of four wickets at the cost of three runs had the tourists rocking and a rout looked in order when Iftikhar Ahmed departed for seven to leave Pakistan on 95-5.Cummins was fortunate to make the next breakthrough when he dismissed Mohammad Rizwan for 37 as the replays, when reviewed, showed what looked to be a no-ball. “I look at the scoreboard, it says a wicket,” Cummins added. “I’ll take it but I was really nervous until they put the finger up.”Asad clearly enjoys playing Down Under, however, and backed up centuries in Pakistan’s two tour matches at a ground where he scored 137 when the tourists came close to chasing down an unlikely victory in 2016. Reflecting the discipline that the openers had earlier employed, he brought up his 24th Test half-century in a partnership of 84 with Yasir before Australia took the new ball and seized the day.“We are not too unhappy but it could have been a lot better,” said Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis.“The first session we thought would be difficult we got through pretty well, but then we gave it away. We need a really good session tomorrow to be in the game.”PAKISTAN 1st inningsShan Masood c Steven Smith b Pat Cummins 27Azhar Ali c Joe Burns b Josh Hazlewood 39Haris Sohail c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc 1Asad Shafiq b Pat Cummins 76Babar Azam c Joe Burns b Josh Hazlewood 1Iftikhar Ahmed c Marnus Labuschagne b Nathan Lyon 7Mohammad Rizwan c Tim Paine b Pat Cummins 37Yasir Shah b Mitchell Starc 26Shaheen Afridi c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc 0Naseem Shah c & b Mitchell Starc 7Imran Khan not out 5Extras: (b-4, lb-8, nb-1, w-1) 14Total: (all out, 86.2 overs) 240Fall of wickets: 1-75 Khan 2-75, 3-77, 4-78, 5-94, 6-143, 7-227, 8-227, 9-227.Bowling: Mitchell Starc 18.2-5-52-4 (w-1), Josh Hazlewood 20-6-46-2, Pat Cummins 22-7-60- 3, Nathan Lyon 17-3-40-1, Marnus Labuschagne 8- 0-24-0, Steven Smith 1-0-6-0.last_img read more

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