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Al-Hilal’s record winning streak does not make them hall of famers

Whatever the future of the Saudi Pro League be, Al-Hilal has achieved a slice of history. When they beat Al-Ittihad last week, they grabbed the record for the longest winning streak in the game’s record books. The record would be widely contested and criticized, but it was just the sort of positive publicity the league needed at a time when it was slipping out of football consciousness after the million-dollar storm it had whipped up since the acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo last year and the subsequent exodus of Europe’s elite players. Winning 28 games on the spin is a monumental feat anywhere in the world. But it comes with caveats, as records often tend to. Broadly speaking, there are two factors to weigh in. A) Is it truly the record? There of course would be claimants. For instance, FK Akradag, a club founded by former president of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, who himself designed the logo, last year went on a 33-game winning streak. In fact, they have won every game they have played. But the obscurity of the league, the uncertainty of its quality and the doubts over its integrity, as the ruler of the country is Berdymukhamedov’s son Serdar, were enough for the Guinness Book of Records (it’s not FIFA that approves the records) to cast aspersions on the nature and level of competitions. In the post World War Two Era, Hungarian club Ujpest reportedly won 30 games in a row, but information of games in that era is sketchy. Diligent recording of data in football began late, a reason several records are subject to debates. For instance, Pele’s goal tally of 1,279 strikes in 1,363 games, was fervently disputed, as many of the goals had arrived in celebratory games after retirement. He played 550 unofficial games, some of them against U-23 national teams (among them Saudi’s too), combined squads, regional teams and even in some military events while he served in the Brazilian army. In total, it’s believed that more than 500 of Pelé’s goals came in unofficial matches. “Who did you score them against?” Maradona once asked in an interview with Pele in a television program years ago. “Your nephews in the backyard?” The second caveat dribbles in. Is the number really glittering, given the standard of the league? Ajax’s run The previous record, after all, was held by a little-known club on the Wales-England border The New Saints of Oswestry Town & Llansantffraid Football Club. They had beaten the record of surpassing Ajax’s 26 consecutive wins in the early 1970s when Johan Cruyff was their figurehead. In terms of quality and competitiveness of the league, Ajax’s achievement is considered the benchmark. And for the number to add glitter, the feat has to be achieved in the top five leagues of Europe. It would be an inhuman feat considering the ultra- cut-throatiness of the leagues. The closest any team has come to matching Ajax is Ajax itself, in 1994-95, the sparkling batch of Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davids, Edwin van der Sar and Marc Overmars, an imperious batch won both the league and Champions League, dethroning AC Milan. Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester City all came close in recent years, but fell short, demonstrating the difficulty of sustaining a winning streak in Europe. Not that what Al Hilal achieved is trivial but it lacks the grandeur of the Ajax sides. It becomes a mere statistical embellishment, and not a sign of greatness. There are similar numbers and accomplishments that remain as mere figures. The name Erwin Helmchen might not ring a bell. But the German, who played in the 1930s, is the highest goal-scorer ever in league football. According to RSSSF statistics, the most authoritative stats engine for football records, he has scored 947 goals. But he is not talked about as one of the greatest-ever strikers, because the era he lived and played the game was different. Between Peter Shilton and Cristiano Ronaldo in the list of most appearances for clubs are Brazil’s Fabio (1311) and England’s Paul Bastock (1286), both goalkeepers aged 43 and 53 still plying in the lower leagues of their country. Neither strike a chord. Every record and number thus needs contextualising. What can be gathered from Al-Hilal’s streak is that they enjoy a disturbing monopoly. Since its inception in 1974, they have been crowned champions 18 times, a 19th is on the way, as the sit 12 points adrift of Al Nassr, the club of Cristiano Ronaldo fame, have been Asian champions four times, a record. They have won five of the past seven titles, and seem destined to bag their sixth in eight seasons. They are Saudi’s best ever. No doubt. But the record doesn’t make them hall of famers. Teams around them can learn. This season, they were the merriest spenders—shelling out 376.10 million pounds, 90 million spent on Neymar alone — but they were also the sharpest ones because they invested on players who have not yet slipped into their autumn. Neymar (who missed most of the season) is just 32, Milinkovic-Savic 29, Neves and Malcolm 27. All of them were aggressively chased by the giants of Europe, but could not match the Saudi giants in spending powers. They have played with clarity and intensity. They have set the standards, but unless the clubs around lift themselves, the impressive numbers they have been racking would remain of mere academic use. A trivia at best.

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Arvind Kejriwal to skip 'illegal' summons in Delhi Jal Board probe: AAP

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will skip the Enforcement Directorate summons that was issued in connection with a money laundering probe linked to alleged irregularities in the Delhi Jal Board DJB the Aam Admi Party informed India Today TV on MondayThe summons was issued to him on Saturday asking the Chief Minister to appear before it for questioning todayA representative of the AAP said that since the Rouse Avenue Court has granted bail to him in connection with Enforcement Directorate ED complaints for skipping multiple summonses issued then why is the agency still sending summonses to himThe party also termed the summons of the agency as quotunlawfulquotPublished By Sudeep LavaniaPublished On Mar 18 2024Also Read Arvind Kejriwal seeks exemption from court appearance on March 16Trending Reel

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Meta, Boeing, GE Vernova join US business delegation to Vietnam this week

HANOI : A large U.S. business delegation, including Meta, Boeing and wind energy firm GE Vernova, is visiting Vietnam this week in a sign of continued corporate interest in the Southeast Asian nation after Washington upgraded ties last year. About 50 companies will participate, according to organiser US-ASEAN Business Council, which last year brought a business delegation of similar size to Vietnam. Conglomerate Koch Industries, safety standards firm UL Solutions, insurance group Chubb, gaming company Roblox, weather forecasts provider ATMO and energy firm AES are also taking part. Many of these companies are already active in Vietnam. Meta’s Facebook has over 60 million users in the country, making it one of its largest markets globally. Boeing signed a preliminary deal with national carrier Vietnam Airlines last year for the sale of 50 of its 737 planes. U.S. President Joe Biden upgraded relations with Vietnam last year and pushed for increased cooperation in the semiconductor industry. The organisers said, however, that no semiconductor firms are scheduled to join this week’s business delegation. The business mission will hold meetings with local authorities from Tuesday to Thursday. On Monday, a smaller delegation of security firms plans to discuss possible business opportunities with representatives from Vietnam’s ministries of defence and police, according to the organisers.

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1 shot, 1 injured during attempted robbery near popular Atlanta restaurant, police say

Two men are recovering at the hospital after officials say they were injured during an attempted robbery. Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News that just before 4 a.m. Sunday, officers received reports of shots fired on Howell Mill Road near Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot and a man who had a broken leg. Both were taken to the hospital and are stable. [DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks] The victims have not been identified. According to the investigation, the two men were walking to their vehicle when they discovered that someone had broken into it. After calling 911, officials said the men were waiting for officers when two individuals drove up to them and tried to rob them. One of the men exchanged gunfire with the suspects and was shot. TRENDING STORIES: During the exchange of gunfire, officials said the other man broke his leg while running away from the scene. No one has been taken into custody. The shooting remains under investigation. [SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter] IN OTHER NEWS

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What are the early symptoms of MS for women? And more health-related questions inspired by this week’s headlines

This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Contact a qualified medical professional before engaging in any physical activity, or making any changes to your diet, medication or lifestyle. Canadians love asking the big questions — especially when it comes to health. This week, some beloved celebrities shared updates on their health that had people across the country heading online for answers. On Wednesday, actress Christina Applegate spoke to “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts about living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The 52-year-old told Roberts that she “lives in hell” since being diagnosed with MS in 2021. The interview coincided with March being MS Awareness Month, and prompted a 400 per cent spike in online searches for early MS symptoms for women. What are some early symptoms of MS in women? Applegate told Roberts that “six or seven years” before she was formally diagnosed with MS, her legs “would buckle.” “I really just kind of put it off as being tired. Or ‘I’m dehydrated’ or ‘It’s the weather,'” Applegate said. “And then nothing would happen for like, months. And I didn’t pay attention.” MS is a disease that causes the immune system to attack the body’s central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve), damaging the fatty substance that protects and surrounds nerve fibres called myelin. Damaged or destroyed nerve fibres cause messages from the central nervous system to be disrupted or stopped completely. According to the National MS Society, women are three times more likely to have MS than men. Although the cause of MS is unknown, studies suggest female hormones, vitamin D levels, inflammation and obesity could play a factor. Early symptoms of MS can include, fatigue, numbness or tingling in your hands or feet, muscle spasms or muscle stiffness, balance issues and dizziness, feeling like you need to urinate more frequently or having trouble emptying your bladder, problems with eye movement or painful eye movement, bowel problems, tremors, trouble speaking, trouble recalling words and other cognitive problems. Although MS symptoms for men and women are the same, women may experience symptoms to be heightened or more difficult to navigate during periods when their hormones are fluctuating, such as menopause, menstruation or pregnancy. What is Luminal B breast cancer? This week, Olivia Munn announced that she was diagnosed with an “aggressive” form of breast cancer in April 2023 called Luminal B. The 43-year-old actress said she underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after cancer was detected in both of her breasts. Munn’s announcement coincided with a 4,800 per cent increase in Canadian web searches to learn more about the “fast growing” cancer. Luminal B is a molecular subtype of breast cancer that uses estrogen to grow and may contain copies of HER2 gene, a protein that promotes growth. According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, only 10 per cent of breast cancer cases are Luminal B, also called HR+/HER2 or Group 2. Compared to Luminal A breast cancers, Luminal B tumours tend to be larger, lymph node positive (meaning cancer is to the axillary lymph node near the armpit) and can have a poorer prognosis. Symptoms of Luminal B breast cancer can include nipples, breast or nipple pain, swelling under the arm or near the collarbone, dimpling, red, dry or flaking skin on the breast. Visit your doctor if you have concerns about your breast health or to discuss assessing your breast cancer risk and be sure to check your province’s recommendations for referred mammograms. What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer? Christie Brinkley took to social media to encourage fans to wear sunscreen after revealing to followers that she was diagnosed with a form of skin cancer. The 70-year-old model said she felt a “dot” on her forehead whenever she applied foundation which turned out to be basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Brinkley’s post led to a 950 per cent increase in signs and symptoms of skin cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, BCC accounts for approximately 70 to 80 per cent of all skin cancers. Unlike melanoma, BCC begins in the lower part of the epidermis (basal layer) and can appear in many different forms. While melanoma typically begins as dark or asymmetrical moles, BCC and other forms of skin cancer can present in different ways: sores that bleed or won’t heal, raised or scaly red patches, a growth that itches, pale white or yellow flat areas that look like scars, or a pink growth with raised edges. When detected early, non-melanoma skin cancers have a high-survival rate and are considered treatable. However, when left untreated, BCC can spread to nearby areas of the body, such as cartilage and skin. Skin cancer symptoms vary depending on the type of cancer. Melanoma often begins as an abnormal mole that may change shape or colour. The acronym ABCDE can help you know the signs and symptoms of skin cancer: A for asy to the Canadian Cancer Society, BCC accounts for approximately 70 to 80 per cent of all skin cancers. Unlike melanoma, BCC begins in the lower part of the epidermis (basal layer) and can appear in many different forms. While melanoma typically begins as dark or asymmetrical moles, BCC and other forms of skin cancer can present in different ways: sores that bleed or wont heal, raised or scaly red patches, a growth that itches, pale white or yellow flat areas that look like scars, or a pink growth with raised edges.B for border. An uneven, jagged or blurry border of the mole could be cause for concern.C for colour. If a mole has different colours through out (tan, brown or black) or features other colours like blue, grey, red, pink or white, ask your doctor for an exam or biopsy.D for diameter. If your mole is larger than 1/4 inch in size, it should be examined by a specialist.E for evolving. If you notice the shape, size or colour of your mole change, or it suddenly becomes itchy or burns, visit your healthcare provider for an exam. Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @YahooStyleCA! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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Brooklyn man dies after being punched by tow truck driver impounding his car

A Brooklyn man trying to prevent his car from being impounded died after he was punched in the face by the tow truck driver he confronted, cops said Sunday. The death of 61-year-old Carlyle Thomas at the hands of a man half his age has been classified as a homicide by the NYPD — and the victim’s devastated family said he died over a $10 parking fee at a gas station where he regularly helped out. Thomas lived down the block from the Shell station on Clarkson Ave. near Rockaway Parkway in East Flatbush where he hung out, sometimes pitched in working for free and often left his car, his family said. “We thought the gas station guys and him were cool because he was in there helping and unpacking with them,” said the victim’s nephew Dominic Graham, 37. “We didn’t think they’d ever call a tow truck and do that.” About 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, Thomas saw his Honda Odyssey being hooked to a tow truck and confronted the driver, according to cops and his family. As the argument escalated, the 30-year-old tow truck driver punched Thomas in the face, causing him to fall and hit the pavement, police said. Medics took Thomas to Brookdale University Hospital, but he couldn’t be saved. Cops took the tow truck driver into custody with charges pending as they investigate further. The gas station charges local residents $10 to park overnight if they can’t find onstreet parking, the victim’s family says. “He came around and was enjoying the nice weather yesterday,” Thomas’ stepdaughter Andrele Peters said. “I guess he didn’t pay the $10. He lived here a long time and has a relationship with them. He didn’t pay right away, but they do have his contact and my mom’s contact.” “Once they called the tow truck they gave him a call like, ‘Hey, your car is being towed,’ ” she added. “He runs downstairs to see what’s going on and his car is on top of the tow truck. He’s verbally arguing with the tow truck guy and what I heard next, the guy hits him so hard he fell to the floor and his heart stopped.” Thomas, a former jockey in his native Jamaica, worked training and feeding horses at the Aqueduct racetrack in Queens, his family said. “He was like the neighborhood boss. He knows everyone and chills out with everyone,” Graham, his nephew, said. “There was never a problem with anyone.” Stepdaughter Peters pointed out that Thomas was such a regular presence in the gas station most of his social media photos were taken there. “He’s really a good guy. What hurts to know is that he spent so much time supporting this gas station,” she said. “He always tries to help them out. To call the tow truck and not call the person first, it doesn’t make sense.” Another stepdaughter, Alexis Peters, questioned why the tow truck driver didn’t simply call the police. “There’s steps you can take, you didn’t have to physically punch him,” she said. One pal, Errol Potinter, said Thomas had previous run-ins with tow truck drivers at the gas station. “It’s just unnecessary,” he said. “He’s jovial, easygoing. not really a troublemaker.” The Shell station parking lot was also the scene of a horrific screwdriver stabbing on July 24, 2022. A shirtless drunken man passed out in the parking lot woke up and confronted a man pushing a Citi Bike, according to a witness. When the 47-year-old shirtless man insisted the bicyclist had taken something from him and demanded it back, the other man whipped out a screwdriver and stabbed him. The victim suffered two collapsed lungs.

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Ohio primary will set up a fall election that could flip partisan control of the state supreme court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It’s been nearly four decades since liberal-leaning justices held a majority on Ohio’s supreme court. Democrats hope this is the year that changes, in a campaign that will begin to take shape with Tuesday’s primary. They’ll be choosing a candidate to compete for an open seat on a court that will be at the center of fights over redistricting, public education, health care, environmental issues and criminal justice. But it’s abortion that Democrats hope will be a game-changer in a state that has swung from centrist to reliably Republican over the past decade. The Ohio Supreme Court is expected to shape how a voter-approved constitutional amendment that enshrined reproductive rights in the state constitution will be implemented. “I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say reproductive freedom and abortion access is at stake in this state supreme court race,” said Kellie Copeland, executive director of Pro-Choice Ohio. It will be a consequential year for state supreme court seats around the country, with 80 of them on the ballot in 33 states. Ohio is among only a few states where it’s possible for voters to flip partisan control of their supreme court, and already activists and the major parties are bracing for an intense and expensive campaign. Democrats will be defending two seats on the Ohio court this year, while a third is open. Only the open seat, where two Democrats are campaigning for the right to face a Republican judge in November, has a competitive primary. They would have to win all three races in the fall to flip the court’s 4-3 majority. That’s a tall task in a state where Republicans hold every statewide office, supermajorities in the Legislature and twice voted convincingly for Donald Trump for president. But Ohio Democrats see a possible path to cracking the Republican Party’s longstanding lock on all three branches of state government. In November, the amendment enshrining an individual’s right to make reproductive health-care decisions — including on abortion, miscarriage care, contraception and IVF — won with 57% support. “Voters may not realize that even if they pass this amendment for abortion rights, these fights over existing abortion laws are all still ongoing in the court system, and the Ohio Supreme Court holds power in interpreting the amendment how they see fit,” said Jessie Hill, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland who consulted for advocates of the amendment, known as Issue 1. “That is a huge amount of power.” Aaron Baer, president of the Center for Christian Virtue in Ohio, said the partisan makeup of the court will largely determine how the amendment gets implemented. “We just passed an amendment that says we’re not going to be able to have abortion restrictions prior to viability,” said Baer, who served on the board for Protect Women Ohio, the Issue 1 opposition campaign. “But are you going to see judges take this amendment and try to jam a California agenda onto Ohioans?” State supreme court races across the country have become increasingly costly in recent years. During a Wisconsin Supreme Court race last year, spending topped $42 million, nearly triple the previous record for any state supreme court contest. A Democratic-backed Milwaukee judge won that race, giving liberals control of the court with the fate of the state’s abortion ban on the line. Former Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper said the party’s success in Wisconsin is bolstering its hopes in court races across the nation — particularly in Ohio, where party control is in play. “I used to have to beg people nationally to understand why these supreme court races mattered,” he said. “After Wisconsin, these are no longer some hidden, low-interest campaigns.” He said the races began to gain greater attention after the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended the constitutional right to abortion, turning the issue back to the states. In Michigan, where Democrats hold a 4-3 court majority, one Democrat and one Republican incumbent are up for election this year, though without party labels. The minimum wage and clean energy goals are among the central issues there. In Ohio, Republicans have controlled a majority on the state Supreme Court since 1986. The court has served as final arbiter on disputed laws passed by GOP supermajorities in the Legislature and signed by Republican governors, as well as on decisions of the Republican-controlled redistricting commission. The commission’s votes led to a protracted legal dispute in which the court repeatedly declared its maps unconstitutionally gerrymandered. After that fight, a bipartisan coalition is gathering signatures for a constitutional amendment in November that would remove politicians from Ohio’s map-making process. Their campaign could elevate redistricting as another major issue in the supreme court contests this fall. The one contested primary in Tuesday’s election features two Democrats, 8th District Court of Appeals Judge Lisa Forbes and Judge Terri Jamison, a 10th District Court of Appeals judge who ran and lost two years ago. The winner will face Republican Dan Hawkins, a judge on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, for the one open seat. During a recent candidate forum, both Democrats hinted at how important it could be to have a Democratic majority on the court to interpret laws coming from a legislature that is gerrymandered to give Republicans a supermajority. Forbes, who has been endorsed by the state Democratic Party, said she was motivated to run to assure the court serves as an effective firewall. “One of the things that I am concerned about is, you hear legislators talking openly about trying to avoid implementing, or working around, enacted laws — the constitutional amendment that the citizens of Ohio overwhelmingly enacted — and that gives me concern for our democracy,” she said. “When people speak, it is the legislators’ job to do their will.” During the same event, Jamison said Ohio’s judiciary is an independent branch of government that should never defer to the Legislature. “We have no secondary position to them,” she said. Forbes, Jamison and Hawkins are seeking the seat currently held by Republican Justice Joseph Deters, after Deters chose instead to challenge Democratic Justice Melody Stewart for her seat this fall. The decision allows Deters to seek a spot on the court that runs until 2030, four years longer than his current term. In the third contest, incumbent Justice Michael Donnelly, a Democrat, will face a challenge from Republican Megan Shanahan, a Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge, in November. Deters’ move could increase Democrats’ vulnerability and even allow Republicans to gain more seats on the high court than they already have. The former state treasurer and county prosecutor shares Stewart’s incumbency advantage but stands to benefit from Ohio’s conservative political leanings: Republicans represent roughly 54% of the electorate compared with Democrats’ 46%. Party affiliation matters now in Ohio’s court races, thanks to a 2021 Republican-backed law that requires judicial candidates to run with party labels. Ryan Stubenrauch, a Republican consultant to Shanahan’s campaign, said Ohio’s conservative-leaning politics will make it difficult for Democrats to win any court race that includes party labels. He also said abortion appears to have already faded as a top campaign issue. “It would be the hope and prayer of Democrats to turn the supreme court race and every other race in Ohio into an abortion-centered race,” he said. “To me, that seems extremely unlikely to work because voters feel like abortion was addressed with Issue 1 and enough time will have passed that the concern will have been forgotten.” ___ The Associated Press receives support from several private foundations to enhance its explanatory coverage of elections and democracy. See more about AP’s democracy initiative here. The AP is solely responsible for all content.

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Donald Trump’s $355M GoFundMe Stalls At $1.3M After A Month Amid Legal Battles

It has been one month since Donald Trump’s MAGA supporters began donating to a GoFundMe to help the former president foot his hefty legal bills, particularly those stemming from his New York City fraud trial. Immediately After Judge Arthur Engoron slammed the former president with a $355 million fine on February 16, MAGA fan Elena Cardone created the fundraiser with the goal of raising the amount that Trump needed. Although the fundraiser started strong, it has since slowed down drastically, with fewer donations coming in while Trump’s bill increases due to a weekly interest. Donald Trump’s MAGA-Launched Fundraiser Stalls At $1.3 Million After One Month As of this writing, the Trump GoFundMe has hit $1,354,790 from almost 24,000 MAGA donations. Unfortunately, this is a far cry from the goal of $355 million set by Elena Cardone, the wife of real estate mogul and multi-millionaire Grant Cardone. It’s unclear why the Trump GoFundMe has come to a halt despite starting off strong by raising over $1M in a week. However, the ex-president, who is currently in the middle of a re-election campaign, has yet to publicly acknowledge the GoFundMe launched on his behalf. Trump’s legal bill is also piling up fast. The initial $355 million fine continues to accrue a statutory 9% annual interest at more than $600,000 per week unless the business mogul is able to post a bond for the total amount. Elena wrote of the Trump fundraiser: “This is more than a legal fund; it’s a clarion call to all patriots to rally in defense of a man who has never hesitated to stand in defense of us.” She added, “It’s about showing that when one of us is targeted for championing the values that make America great, he does not stand alone. We stand with him, shoulder to shoulder, ready to support, defend, and fight back against a system that threatens to undermine the very foundations of our republic. The Former President’s Team Is In Contact With The MAGA Fan After the fundraiser reached the $1M milestone, Elena shared a heartfelt thank-you note to her fellow MAGA fans and an update regarding how the funds would reach the former president. She wrote, “We are thrilled to share that, together, we’ve reached an incredible milestone of $1 million raised! This achievement is a testament to your generosity, support, and belief in our cause. Every donation, share, and word of encouragement has brought us to this moment, and for that, we are profoundly grateful.” Elena then assured MAGA fans that she was committed to making sure the cash raised gets to ex-President Trump. She noted: “We are currently in communication with President Donald Trump’s team to ensure that he can and will accept the funds raised. It’s crucial that we navigate this process carefully and legally, and we appreciate your patience as we work through these details.” Elena added, “We want to be clear about the intended use of the funds raised. Every dollar will be used only to cover fines related to the New York civil fraud case, its appeal, and any related expenses.” GoFundMe Says The Fundraiser Does Not Violate Its Policies Shortly after the news of the MAGA-launched GoFundMe made headlines, there were calls for it to be shut down. Several individuals took to social media to call out GoFundMe, saying that the fundraiser violates their policy. Some even shared screenshots of the company’s terms of service in a bid to draw their attention to their complaints. In response to the callouts, Jalen Drummond, the director of public affairs at the company, told Newsweek, “This fundraiser is currently within our terms of service.” This means that the fundraiser would continue, allowing more MAGA supporters to pool their funds for the embattled billionaire and business mogul. Expert Says Donald Trump Will Need To Find Other Means To Raise Money According to Newsweek, Todd Landman, a professor of political science at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, revealed that Trump will need to find another means to raise the money needed to pay off his New York fraud trial fine. “The GoFundMe solution was always going to be a marginal effort relative to the sums that are required,” Landman told the news outlet. The professor noted that while Trump’s campaign will get a significant boost of support due to his outstanding results in the primary elections, it won’t affect the GoFundMe fundraiser. Landman added, “[Trump] does not appear presently to have the liquidity to settle the damages from his civil cases, which may require liquidating some of his assets under relatively unfavorable terms. Campaign funds can be used to pay legal fees, but not be used to pay legal damages, so he will need a plan that goes beyond relying on crowdfunding through platforms such as GoFundMe.” Donald Trump Posts Bond In E. Jean Carroll Case After the February 16 verdict in his New York fraud trial, Trump took to his Truth social media platform, Truth Social, to abuse Judge Engoron and the New York Attorney General, Letitia James. He called Engoron “crooked” and labeled James a “corrupt” person for what he described as a “witch hunt.” The 77-year-old added that the verdict was an “unAmerican judgment against” him, his family, and his “tremendous business,” claiming that the “radicals are doing all they can to kick” him out. Besides the New York trial, Trump is also battling his defamation trial against former columnist E. Jean Carroll, in which he was ordered to pay $83.3 million. The billionaire has now secured a $90 million bond to cover the defamation judgment and filed a notice to appeal the verdict.

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