Year: 2022 – Dec 30, 2022
NATO leaders have known since 2001 that Russia would “take appropriate steps” against further expansion of the alliance, according to documents recently declassified by the UK and reported by The Times.
A year into Putin’s presidency, then-Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev told his NATO counterparts that the alliance’s continued expansion into the territory of the former Warsaw Pact would be a major political error, the newspaper stated on Friday. Sergeyev warned that Moscow would “take appropriate steps” to respond to this enlargement, the article continued.

Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl might host one of the two College Football Playoff semifinal games, but the branding remains the same and the trophy is still awarded to the winning team. That will be either TCU, in its first CFP appearance, or Michigan, in its second.
Either way, no matter which team is victorious, it will require more than one player to help hoist the trophy. It weighs a lot and is worth even more.
The Fiesta Bowl trophy, unlike the other New Year’s Six bowl games, is rather elaborate. And that’s an understatement.

The Fiesta Bowl Trophy is looking magnificent today. pic.

Barbara Walters, the pioneering journalist who broke countless barriers in her 50-year career, has died at age 93. WCPO was the first one to break the news via Twitter on Friday night. No further detail was revealed. On September 25, 1929, she was born to Dena and Lou Walters, a nightclub owner, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Today the en banc  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected a transgender student’s statutory and constitutional challenge to a school-district policy barring students from using single-sex bathrooms that do not correspond with the student’s biological sex (or, as it appears from the facts of the case, the student’s sex when initially enrolled). Specifically, the court concluded that the policy neither violates the Equal Protection Clause nor the requirements of Title IX. Insofar as this decision disagrees with that of the U.S.

According to Wikipedia: “A provisional government, also called an interim government, an emergency government, or a transitional government, is an emergency governmental authority set up to manage a political transition generally in the cases of a newly formed state or following the collapse of the previous governing administration.”
“Interim governance arrangements are an institutional framework established to create a ‘bridge’ from political or violent crisis often situated in an authoritarian past, towards a more peaceful, inclusive and democratic government.”