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Australian Open: Osaka-Brady, Djokovic-Medvedev to meet in finals

Australian Open: Osaka-Brady, Djokovic-Medvedev to meet in finals

Sports
Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Daniil Medvedev looks to upset Novak Djokovic, while Naomi Osaka tries to stay undefeated in major championships with a win over Jennifer Brady this weekend in respective men's and women's Australian Open finals. The matches wrap up the annual Grand Slam in Melbourne, which was delayed by three weeks and started with a two-week quarantine for its players as a safety measure for COVID-19. Advertisement Brady -- the lone American in the finals -- takes on Osaka at 7:30 p.m. (local time) Saturday night in Melbourne. The match airs at 3:30 a.m. EST Saturday on ESPN due to a 16-hour time difference. Osaka is a heavy favorite to win her fourth career Grand Slam. The No. 3 player in the WTA rankings has never lost a final, semifinal or quarterfinal match at a Grand Slam. Brady h...
Meet the former pop star risking his life to challenge one of Africa’s longest serving presidents

Meet the former pop star risking his life to challenge one of Africa’s longest serving presidents

World
In Uganda, running for the presidency can be a dangerous business - especially for pop star turned politician Bobi Wine.The 38-year-old, who is the leading opposition in the country's upcoming presidential election, has told Sky News he has been targeted with bullets and tear gas and "miraculously" survived several attacks in the run-up to the vote. Image: Uganda's incumbent president Yoweri Museveni has been in power since 1986 "It's not out of fashion to put on a bullet-proof jacket and a ballistic helmet," he said. "It was an effort to secure my life some more. That is after I survived gun attacks more than once, more than twice, I was targeted. My car was riddled with bullets, flattening old tyres. And at one occasion, the milita...

How to make ends meet before Covid relief arrives

Finance
Volunteers from Forgotten Harvest food bank at a mobile pantry distribution before Christmas in Warren, Michigan, on Dec. 21, 2020.Emily Elconin | ReutersPresident Donald Trump signed the $ 900 billion coronavirus relief bill on Sunday, solidifying another round of aid to Americans.Still, millions of families are staring down a gap in benefits that could stretch for weeks.On Saturday, two key unemployment programs supporting 14 million Americans expired. Even though the latest bill will extend the programs, plus an additional $ 300 per week to the unemployed, officials don't know when the programs will restart, and experts have estimated it could take three to six weeks.That leaves people with a lengthy period of no income and few options for relief 10 months into the pandemic. In additi...

Meet the financial advisor ranked No. 1 two years in a row by CNBC

Finance
David Rea in Chobe National Park in Botswana.Source: David ReaFor two years in a row, something hasn't changed on CNBC's ranking of the top 100 financial advisors in the U.S.: Salem Investment Counselors has come in at No. 1.CNBC spoke recently with Salem's president, David Rea, about why he believes his firm has been ranked so highly – twice.Salem Investment Counselors provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management to its clients, most of whom have a net worth of $ 500,000 or more. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based firm has more than $ 1.7 billion in assets under management and has been in business since 1979.Rea, whose mother was a housekeeper and father worked in the steel mills in Indiana, has been serving some of his clients for close to four decades now, ...
The Latest: UNGA head concerned NY mayor won’t meet on virus

The Latest: UNGA head concerned NY mayor won’t meet on virus

Health
UNITED NATIONS — The president of the United Nations General Assembly has expressed concern that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected a meeting with him to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work of the 193-member world organization.Volker Bozkir said in a statement that the United Nations “has been proud to call the city its home since the middle of the last century” and is “happy to generate billions of dollars in economic benefits and tens of thousands of jobs in New York City.” But the Turkish politician said he was disappointed at the mayor’s refusal to meet him.Bozkir said: “This lack of interaction concerns me.”His spokesman, Brenden Varma, told reporters that Bozkir reached out about two weeks ago to ask for an appointment with the mayor. But the assembly presiden...