It is believed that through his retirement, Ma has avoided being caught up in the Chinese government’s crackdown of big dealmakers in recent years, such as HNA Group’s Wang Jian, Anbang Insurance Group’s Wu Xiaohui, and movie star Fan Bingbing. The latter two "disappeared" for months at one point, according to observers. … [Read more...] about Have Retired Jack Ma, Alibaba Steered Away From China Communist Party’s Clutches?
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Simmons had a triple-double a day after he was dangled as trade bait to Houston in a potential deal for James Harden. Harden landed in Brooklyn in a trade that not only made the Nets the new favorites to win the Eastern Conference, it could ruffle the relationship between Simmons and the franchise that made him the No. 1 pick of the 2016 draft. Coach Doc Rivers talked it out with Simmons after trade rumors swirled earlier this season. Rivers and Simmons had a brief chat at shootaround, leaving the new Sixers coach to say everything was fine. … [Read more...] about Heat Fall In Philly Despite Duncan Robinson’s 22 Points
[COVID-19 lockdowns] are the ultimate planned recession, where government tells you about regulating your backyard barbecues, weddings, funerals, when you can go out of your house, and in more extreme cases and places like Australia, New Zealand, New York, and parts of Canada, California, [where] you can only leave your house during limited times [and] you’re under curfew. … [Read more...] about Marc Morano: COVID-19 Lockdowns Set Precedent for Climate Change Lockdown
“But we don’t go into this offseason saying that’s got to be a priority on our shopping list, to go out and get a closer, because we think it could work if we have the right group of relievers and the right level of depth in the bullpen.” … [Read more...] about How adding a bona fide closer could benefit Giants in 2021
U.S. law requires former active-duty military officers to be retired for seven years before they can serve as defense secretary – a law meant to ensure civilian control of the military. But Austin retired just five years ago, stepping down as the leader of U.S. Central Command in 2016. … [Read more...] about Defense Secretary Nominee: US Faces Enemies Both at Home and Abroad