Second Presidential Debate Will Be Virtual, Commission Says

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image via the ‘First Presidential Debate’ video pool feed.WASHINGTON – The second presidential debate will be held virtually, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Thursday morning in the wake of President Donald Trump’s positive test for COVID-19.“The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which the candidates would participate from separate remote locations,” the commission said in a statement.The town meeting participants and the moderator, Steve Scully, Senior Executive Producer & Political Editor, C-SPAN Networks, will be located at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Florida.President Trump tested positive for coronavirus last week. Biden this week said he and Trump “shouldn’t have a debate” as long as the president remains COVID positive.Biden told reporters in Pennsylvania that he was “looking forward to being able to debate him” but said “we’re going to have to follow very strict guidelines.”Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris debated in person on Wednesday night, albeit separated by a plexiglass partition.The second presidential debate is scheduled to be held on October 15.last_img read more

WATCH Live: DNI Testifying On Capitol Hill

first_imgActing Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is testifying before a congressional intelligence committee about a whistleblower complaint about a phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president. The complaint, that Trump was leveraging military aid to have Ukraine investigated former Vice President Joe Biden and his son for corruption, is at the center of an impeachment inquiry opened this week by House Democrats. Trump says he was just concerned with rooting out corruption and that he did nothing wrong. The whistleblower compliant was declassified yesterday and released today.last_img read more

Indian chess Grandmaster Koneru Humpy claims Women’s World Rapid Championship in Moscow

first_imgImage Courtesy: chess.com/FIDEAdvertisement 8hqglNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs0oyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3n2pm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bgWould you ever consider trying this?😱g6qmCan your students do this? 🌚87zRoller skating! Powered by Firework Koneru Humpy is a renowned name in the world of chess. The Indian Grandmaster, who became the youngest woman ever to to achieve the title, has made the country proud again. In a fierce comeback to glory, she has become the champion of Women’s World Rapid Chess Championships in Moscow, joining forces with the Men’s World Rapid Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen.Advertisement Image Courtesy: chess.com/FIDEAfter securing a third place in the first edition of World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in 2012, Humpy has finally made it to the top spot after a gap of seven years, defeating Grandmaster Lei Tingjie of China to secure the gold medal.Although being familiar with the classical format category, Humpy has proven that her finesse in the rapid category is strong enough for clinching the title, thus making the triumph very remarkable.Speaking to Sportstar, the 32 year old said: “Rapid and Blitz are not my cup of tea,” Asia’s youngest Woman International Master of 1999, Humpy was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2003, and the Padma Shri in 2007.“Yes, honestly, I was expecting at the most a top three finish as there was no time for the preparations too for this event. Worked a bit on the Openings and I am glad to have pulled it off,” she added.Humpy also received appraisal from the legendary Vishwanathan Anand.Hailing from the city of Vijayawada, Koneru Humpy secured two golds at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. The first one came in Women’s individual rapid final, where Humpy defeated Zhao Xue of China. She won her second gold in Mixed team standard along with compatriots Krishnan Sasikiran and Pentala Harikrishna, the Indian team that dominated China in the final round.Humpy continued: “Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for more to finish off my year. It is not going to be easy for sure and this World championship is different from that. But I will continue to give my best shot to realise that goal too.”back in October 2007, Humpy reached the Elo rating of 2606, becoming the second chess player to cross the 2600 Elo mark, after the legendary Hungarian chess Grandmaster Judit Polgár.Also read-Next Viswanathan Anand in the making, 14-year-old Praggnanandhaa becomes second youngest chess player in history to shatter this record!Mastermind: World Champion Magnus Carlsen is also one of the best in the world at….Fantasy Premier League?! Advertisementlast_img read more