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Markus Perez’s idea for a dream fight? Three rounds of blood, cuts and a split decision win

MMA fighters often pay huge tolls when engaging in violent brawls in the cage, and that’s something to which Markus Perez aspires.



Markus Perez faces UFC newcomer Dricus Du Plessis in Abu Dhabi.


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Markus Perez faces UFC newcomer Dricus Du Plessis in Abu Dhabi.

Perez had a several UFC fights cancelled over the past few months before booking a middleweight showdown with newcomer Dricus Du Plessis on Saturday night at UFC Fight Island 5 in Abu Dhabi. Dealing with so many frustrations has him eager to fulfill a longtime dream: a bloody war.

“Not that I see (my stand-up) as the best path to victory, but that’s how I want to fight,” Perez said in an interview with MMA Fighting. “I want to brawl, I want to punch him. I’m training for seven months, and now I’m going to grapple and take him down? I wanna fight, I want a brawl. I want to trade punches.”

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Have the Blackhawks already shut the door on next season’s playoffs? The Corey Crawford decision suggests they might have.

If it had to be his last win in a Blackhawks uniform, his last chance to celebrate with Chicago, Corey Crawford couldn’t have picked a better final bow than his 48-save jewel in a Game 4 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights in August.



a person riding skis down a snow covered slope: Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford makes a save in the first period against the Predators on Feb. 21, 2020, at the United Center.


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Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford makes a save in the first period against the Predators on Feb. 21, 2020, at the United Center.

That night, the two-time Stanley Cup champion posted a 48-save night in the final postseason game with the Blackhawks, which included 96 playoff games during a 13-year career. Another great performances came when he faced 52 shots in an overtime loss to the Blues on April 17, 2014, .

Vintage Crawford.

But ultimately the Hawks lost that series to the Knights in five games and surprised some by even making it that far in the postseason.

It

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Opinion | Running for president was the worst business decision Trump ever made

Yes, you almost certainly pay more than $750 a year in income taxes. I pay more than that in income taxes. A friend’s son paid more during the summer he worked as a camp counselor.

No, none of us has $10 billion, like Trump (dubiously) has claimed. And yes, we all, in our small way, have subsidized this alleged billionaire’s pricey hairstyling and extended stays in luxury accommodation.

Yes, too, foreign interests and miscellaneous characters appear to have become big spenders at Trump properties since he started running for president.

But we knew he was a tax chiseler and a scoundrel before the Times story broke. We knew it before he became president, because he bragged about it on the campaign trail. If voters didn’t care then, why would they start to now?

If the numbers weren’t so complicated to parse, voters might be more interested in learning that

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Apple reverses decision to charge businesses fees for events, but Facebook still isn’t happy

  • Facebook said Apple temporarily reversed its decision to take a 30% cut of sales from businesses hosting paid events through Facebook.
  • Previously, Facebook said Apple blocked an update to the Facebook app that displayed a message saying Apple would take a cut of the transactions.
  • Apple’s reversal only lasts for three months, and does not apply to gaming companies hosting paid events, Facebook said.



Mark Zuckerberg wearing a suit and tie: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019.


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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019.

Facebook on Friday said Apple temporarily reversed its decision to take a 30% cut of transactions generated by small businesses hosting paid virtual events through the Facebook app. But although it’s a temporary win for Facebook, the company still used the opportunity to frame Apple’s App Store rules as harmful to small businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic and global recession.

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Chinese professor ‘stunned’ by Australian decision to cancel his visa



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A Chinese professor who was stripped of his Australian visa says he was stunned to learn of the cancellation and initially thought the emailed notice from the Department of Home Affairs was spam.

Prof Chen Hong, who has been director of the Australian studies centre at East China Normal University in Shanghai since 2001 and is a frequent visitor to Australia, told the Guardian he “absolutely refused” to accept intelligence agency Asio’s assessment that he posed a direct or indirect risk to security.

“The cancellation of my Australia visa is incredulously stunning and very disappointing to me,” said Chen, who interpreted for Bob Hawke during the former prime minister’s visit to China in 1994.

“In fact, at first I thought the email was a spam fraud letter. Only recently I read it closely and confirmed that it is real.”

Related: China accuses

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ECB Confronts Weaker Economy, Stronger Euro: Decision Day Guide

(Bloomberg) — European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde will have to walk a fine line on Thursday as she portrays a euro-area economy that’s recovering as hoped from the coronavirus pandemic yet still in need of massive support.

While new economic projections will confirm that the worst downside risks haven’t materialized, they’ll still be bleak and subject to high uncertainty. Lagarde also now has to deal with a stronger euro that could hamper the upturn.



Christine Lagarde with his mouth open: European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde Announces Rate Decision


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European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde Announces Rate Decision

Christine Lagarde

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Read more: ECB Forecasts Said to Show More Confidence in Economic Outlook

The Governing Council is expected to keep its 1.35 trillion euro ($1.6 trillion) emergency bond-buying program and record-low interest rates unchanged for now. But the president will be quizzed in her press conferences on market expectations for more stimulus later this year.



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6 Strategies to Make A Long-Term Real Estate Decision in an Uncertain Market

When making decisions regarding real estate, companies ask questions like: How many people do we need to accommodate? How much space do we need? How should that space be configured? What if we need less or more space in the future?

What if their predictions are wrong?

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In an ever-changing world—demonstrated by the rapid adjustments brought on by COVID-19—companies should start with the mindset that, to some degree, they are going to get something wrong. It may sound crazy, but no business can reasonably predict precisely what its space needs are going to be in 2024 or beyond. However, with this foreknowledge—and a savvy real estate advisor—risks can be minimized.

Here are some tools and strategies that may help solve the real estate riddle:

  1. Concerned about leasing too much office space? If so, design the physical space with an eye toward how one can easily downsize the
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After bombshell decision, high school football is back in business today

Jeremy Werner was pretty excited to get Patrick Mahomes on his fantasy football team.

But he’s far more thrilled to get Will Ozdych, Kevin Wisniewski and the rest of his seniors back on his John Glenn football team.

In a bombshell announcement Thursday, the Michigan High School Athletic Association reinstated football for this fall – 20 days after postponing the season to the spring due to coronavirus concerns – and suddenly everything has changed.

As of today, high school football players are back in the game.

“For the first time ever, I joined a fantasy football league on ESPN,” said Werner, the 11th-year head coach of the Bobcats. “I didn’t know what I was going to do with my weekends. My wife has been making birthday party plans and all kinds of fun stuff – then football popped up.”

Bay County football coaches joined with their brethren from across the

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