US election results: Trump and Biden each claim victory as lawsuits brew

first_imgmedia captionThe story of the night so far… His campaign is also hopeful they still can take Arizona. What were the other key results? – Advertisement – In the early hours of Wednesday, Mr Trump announced from the White House that he had won and said he would take the election to the Supreme Court. The BBC projects Mr Biden won Michigan. US media forecast he has won Wisconsin. No result has emerged in Pennsylvania. What legal challenges are afoot? Latest updates: Biden takes MichiganDemocrats hopes of gaining US Senate dwindleUS election results in maps and chartsTables turned as Trump voters start to worry The Democratic challenger said his campaign was feeling “very good” about Pennsylvania. Winning all three of these Rust Belt states would make Mr Biden victorious. The Trump campaign is challenging vote counts in the critical states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The Trump campaign said the president would formally request a Wisconsin recount, citing “irregularities in several Wisconsin counties”. What are the campaigns saying? – Advertisement – Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said: “The fight’s not over. We’re in it.” Not so fast, said the campaign of Republican President Trump. read more

Questions loom for Froome

first_img(BBC) – Chris Froome is facing questions after returning an “adverse” drugs test at the Vuelta a Espana.The Team Sky rider had double the allowed level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol in his urine.Cycling’s world governing body the UCI wants more details from the team but says Froome is not suspended.The Briton, 32, says he increased his dosage but it was within the legal limits and the UCI is “absolutely right” to ask questions.Froome says he took his team doctor’s advice to up his inhaler use after his asthma symptoms got worse during the Vuelta.He became the first Briton to win the three-week race around Spain and it followed his Tour de France victory in July.He was notified of the “adverse analytical finding” on September 20 2017.The urine test, taken on September 7, showed levels of the drug, Salbutamol, which is commonly taken for asthma, were at 2 000 nanograms per millilitre (ng/ml).That compares to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) threshold of 1 000 ng/ml.The use of Salbutamol is permitted, without the need of a therapeutic use exemption (TUE), but only within certain doses.No other samples taken from Froome during the race needed further examination.The organising body of Vuelta said it will “await the UCI’s official conclusions” before any further action, adding its position is one of “extreme caution, as it hopes for this issue to be resolved as quickly as possible”.The information has only come to light following a Team Sky statement yesterday, issued on the back of recent media reports.The UCI also published details of its investigation yesterday.The UCI says analyses of Froome’s A and B samples show levels which exceed the limit.Team Sky insists the rider inhaled no more than the permissible dose.Froome, who has suffered with asthma since childhood, says he welcomed the investigation.“It is well known that I have asthma and I know exactly what the rules are. I use an inhaler to manage my symptoms (always within the permissible limits) and I know for sure that I will be tested every day I wear the race leader’s jersey.“My asthma got worse at the Vuelta so I followed the team doctor’s advice to increase my Salbutamol dosage. As always, I took the greatest care to ensure that I did not use more than the permissible dose.“I take my leadership position in my sport very seriously. The UCI is absolutely right to examine test results and, together with the team, I will provide whatever information it requires.”last_img read more

Rigworld’s Kofi Amoa-Abban, two others added to Asante Kotoko’s Board of Directors

first_imgPatron of Asante Kotoko, Otumfour Osei Tutu II, has added three new members to the newly-constituted Board of Directors of the club, bringing to 12, the total number of Board Members of the Porcupine Warriors.Chief Executive Officer for Rigworld Group, Mr. Kofi Amoa-Abban, leads the new additions with Martin Osei Kwaku Brobbey (CEO Lexta Ghana Ltd), and James Osei Brown (CEO Joshob Construction Ltd) also joining the club.The trio will join the rest of the board for a three year mandate.In a release sighted by Citi Sports, the Asantehene charged the new board members to help “rebuild the Asante Kotoko SC brand both for its performance on the sporting field and as a viable and self-sustaining economic entity to reclaim its pre-eminent position among the elite clubs of Africa.”Amoa-Abban, 37, will be expected to bring to bear his expertise in running successful businesses, to help transform the fortunes of  Kotoko.The 12-man board is chaired by the club’s Executive Chairman Dr. Kwame Kyei with Mr. Jude Arthur as his vice.The other members of the Kotoko board are Mr. Kwadwo Boateng Gyamfi, Board Chairman, Exim Bank, Mr. Kwasi Osei Fori, Chief Executive Officer, Edmark Group/Rockshore Mining Limited, Kwabena Mensah, Corporate Lawyer, Joseph Yaw Addo, former Director of Sports, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Baffour Kwame Kusi, Ankobeahene, Mrs. Evelyn Nsiah Asare, Director of Sports, Sunyani Technical University, and Alhaji Abu Lamin, Bussiness man.last_img read more