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Army leaders praise ‘superstar’ soldier after Sen. Ted Cruz criticizes her recruitment video

U.S. Army leaders rallied around a soldier featured in a recruitment video clip that Sen. Ted Cruz mocked as representative of an “emasculated military.”

Cruz, a Texas Republican, retweeted a video Thursday that featured Cpl. Emma Malonelord, an air defense system operator stationed in South Korea.

The original video, part of a five-part series called “The Calling,” showed an animated depiction of Malonelord’s life and the reasons why she joined the military.

Fauci on a Couchi

In addition to new warnings from the CDC, the National Institute of Health is turning to private industry to help keep safety at top of mind this holiday season. Introducing Fauci on a Couchi!

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Pelosi calls McCarthy ‘a moron’ for his mask mandate criticism

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a “moron” after being asked by a reporter about his criticism of the Capitol physician’s mask mandate in the House, another sign of the souring relationship between the two House party leaders.

“He’s such a moron,” Pelosi, a California Democrat, said while getting into her SUV outside the Capitol, when asked about the House minority leader.

Jim Cramer’s lightning round: MasTec’s a winner

Wells Fargo: “I believe in [CEO] Charlie Scharf … Let’s hope they’re allowed to do their buyback.”

MasTec: “Mastec’s a winner. I like infrastructure plays, and that’s certainly one of them. We’ve got a lot of infrastructure problems.”

Caterpillar: “There’s very few industrials, so this one can go to $200. Management’s been buying back stock. … I actually like Deere more than Caterpillar.”

Velodyne Lidar: “Unfortunately, there’s so many in that same space. I like that one.”

Tupperware Brands: “I have decided that this thing is just too hard to own. If I had bought it at the lower level, I would be thinking” to sell.

Freeport-McMoran: “I would hold on to that, even though it’s already doubled.”

Perriman, B. – Det (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Breshad Perriman, WR, Detroit Lions (6/23) Advice: Breshad Perriman signed with the Lions this offseason, and he should be among their top three receivers this year. Hopefully Perriman can get on the same page with new quarterback Jared Goff and play at a high level, but Perriman will likely continue to be too inconsistent to trust. He spent 2020 with the Jets and had four games with at least 11 PPR points, but he also had seven games with five PPR points or less. Perriman isn’t worth drafting in most Fantasy leagues, but he could become a waiver-wire addition during the season. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 12.01 — 15.10
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Born: September 10, 1993, Lithonia, GA

Hopkins, D. – Ari (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: You won’t need much convincing to take DeAndre Hopkins as a No. 1 Fantasy receiver. After all, he blew away expectations last year by keeping up with the high target pace he had in Houston while improving his metrics in catch rate, yards per catch and broken tackles. He got off to an especially hot start in his first 10 games (18.2 PPR per game) before an injury to Kyler Murray took Hopkins’ stats down a notch (16.5 PPR per game). The real hidden value in Hopkins’ 2021 outlook is his schedule — aside from two dates with Jalen Ramsey, there truly isn’t a specific matchup that would make you flinch. Hopkins remains one of Fantasy’s top receivers worthy of a pick in Round 2. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.04 — 2.10
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Ja’Marr Chase Highlights

Broncos 1st round pick Jerry Jeudy entered the 2019 as the No. 1 ranked receiver, but LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase finished the season on top. Literally. He led the nation in almost every receiving category on his way to winning the Biletnikoff Award & a National Championship. It helps to have the Heisman winner & 1st overall pick Joe Burrow, but Chase’s talent could translate no matter who the QB is. That’s why next season will be interesting. LSU is losing a lot of talent in Burrow, Justin Jefferson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire along with multiple offensive lineman. Myles Brennan is set to take over at QB, so we’ll see if him and Chase can put up big numbers. Jefferson was drafted in the 1st round by the Minnesota Vikings, but Chase might be drafted higher next year. He’s said to be LSU’s best wide receiver prospect since Odell Beckham Jr.

https://www.cincyjungle.com/2021/4/5/22367392/2021-nfl-draft-3-round-bengals-mock-draft-penei-sewell-ja-marr-chase

2021 NFL Fantasy Draft Cheat Sheets

Develop a winning strategy by knowing where people are being ranked and drafted. Download and print these free cheat sheets before your next fantasy draft. Last updated: 4/25/2021

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Justin Fields Highlights

Ohio State QB Justin Fields
Junior 6’3 228 lbs

While Trevor Lawrence is the favorite to be the first player taken in the 2021 NFL Draft, the rest of the draft is filled with question marks. Ohio State QB Justin Fields looked to be right behind Lawrence, but he’s had a couple of bad games, which has people questioning if he’s worth being a top 5 pick now. Also, the rise of Zach Wilson, Kyle Trask & Mac Jones is making people second guess if Fields is QB2 or QB5. With that being said, Fields impressive performance against Clemson has reminded people how good he is.

Fields isn’t even having a bad season, but it’s just not living up to the hype he produced last season. Overall, he’s a dual-threat playmaker, which is not something to overlook. The league has been evolving as mobile dual-threat QBs have become more prominent with Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray & Russell Wilson leading the way. Even Patrick Mahomes, who isn’t necessarily known for his mobility, can run when needed. If a team wants someone who will make plays with both his arm & legs, Fields will be their guy.

Fantasy Football Today: Aaron Rodgers, J.K. Dobbins, Michael Thomas lead list of 2021 regression candidates

You want to know a sure-fire way to win your Fantasy league? Draft only players who are about to have career years. Yep, it’s that easy.

OK, easier said than done. But that’s what it takes: Identifying players right before they have that one year where everything comes together perfectly. Sometimes, it never happens; some players are just steady as they come every year. But most players have that one season that stands above the rest of their career as their pinnacle, and they tend to lead countless players to Fantasy championships when it happens.

But what goes up must fall, as the man said, and one sure-fire way to put yourself in a hole on Draft Day is to go too aggressively after last year’s career-best seasons. You never want to pay a premium for last year’s production, after all. Sometimes, of course, a career year is just a career year so far, and figuring out the difference is one of the keys to succeeding in this game.

DeVonta Smith Highlights

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith
Senior 6’1 175 lbs

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith had one of the best seasons in college football history. Smith caught 117 passes for 1,856 yards & scored 25 total TDs. He became the first receiver to win the Heisman since Desmond Howard in 1991.

Either Smith or LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase will be the 1st WR taken in the 2021 NFL Draft. As a prospect, he may not have the speed that Henry Ruggs & Jaylen Waddle have nor the flashiness Jerry Jeudy has, Alabama WR DeVonta Smith might be the best overall receiver from that loaded Alabama receiving core.

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AG Barr: No reason to name special counsels to investigate Hunter Biden or election fraud

Departing Attorney General William Barr continued to distance himself from President Donald Trump, saying Monday that he saw no reason to appoint special counsels to investigate Hunter Biden or unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud.

Barr, who is set to leave office Wednesday, also broke with Trump by publicly blaming Russia for a massive cyber attack that has affected more than a half-dozen government agencies and an untold number of private companies, even as the president pointed the finger at China over the weekend and sought to downplay the breach.

“From the information I have, I agree with Secretary Pompeo’s assessment,” Barr said, referring to State Department chief Mike Pompeo. “It certainly appears to be the Russians, but I’m not going to discuss it beyond that.”

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN LOOKS ABSOLUTELY INSANE

There’s no way 2021 can be anything but an improvement over 2020, right?

Well, that remains to be seen, but if you’re into Nintendo and looking forward to a trip to Japan, here’s some good news: According to Yahoo News, the “Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka will welcome its long-awaited Nintendo-themed area, which includes a Mario Kart ride, next year.”

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2. La’Mical Perine, Florida

La’Mical Perine is an American football running back for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He played college football for the Florida Gators. Highlights
Born: January 30, 1998 (age 23 years)
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 216 lbs

Restaurant Kuni & Lounge

Restaurant Kunio has met the challenges in our new 2021 world. They continue to safely provide excellent dishes while dining in or with take out orders.
I always enjoy dining in, the customer service and ambience of Kunio’s ensures comfort while indulging a meal from their brilliant menu.
Rid eye steak on a sizzling platter with teriyaki sauce on the side has got to be one of my favorites. And if you are really hungry you can add a lobster tail to the platter.

A Rose For The Lengendary Dave Chappelle

Many times we wait until our legends are gone before we show how much we really appreciate them. This video is a rose to the legendary comedian, Mr. David Chappelle. One of the greatest comedians of our time.

RB Michael Carter – 2021 Combine/Draft Scout

2020 PAUL HORNUNG AWARD FINALIST: Michael Carter, Senior running back/return specialist, North Carolina,…Carter played in all 11 games as a big play running back and outstanding pass catcher who also handled kickoff returns. He averaged 8.0 yards per carry (third nationally), 10.7 yards per catch, and 151.6 all-purpose yards per game (13th nationally). Carter was second in the nation with runs of 10+ yards and averaged 10.4 yards per carry in games against teams in the Top 25. He compiled 308 all-purpose yards and two scores against Miami, and 251 all-purpose yards and two scores against Virginia Tech. Carter made the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll four times: against NC State, Duke, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech, touching the ball three different ways and accumulating 100+ all-purpose yards and touchdowns in each game. – The Louisville Sports Commission

Watkins, S. – Bal (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Sammy Watkins, WR, Baltimore Ravens (6/23) Advice: How long has it been since Sammy Watkins has been a quality Fantasy receiver? Well, he averaged 11.1 PPR points per game in 2018. Does that count? Otherwise you’d have to go back to 2015, when he put up 16.3 PPR points per game on average. He was 22 years old and playing in Buffalo. Six seasons and three teams later, Watkins will catch passes from Lamar Jackson in the Ravens’ run-heavy offense. Jackson hasn’t helped a wideout find 800-plus yards in his short career, which is probably fine with Watkins since he hasn’t registered even 700 yards in a season since 2015. You’re probably better off letting someone else draft Watkins because they recognize his name. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 12.12 — 15.12
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Born: June 14, 1993, Fort Myers, FL

Third Wave Automation raises $40M to bring its autonomous forklifts to warehouses

Fresh off a strategic partnership with Toyota Industries Corporation to build an autonomous forklift, Third Wave Automation has snagged another $40 million from investors.

The California-based startup, which was founded in 2018, has raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Norwest Venture Partners, including participation from prior investors Innovation Endeavors and Eclipse, along with Toyota Ventures, according to a Form D filed with regulators. Matt Howard, general partner at Norwest Venture Partners, will join Third Wave’s board of directors.

Why Donald Trump is fighting Republicans over his name

While Donald Trump has long championed himself as a master real estate tycoon, talk to anyone familiar with how he built his fortune and they will tell you that the key to his success wasn’t buying buildings. It was in agreeing to license his name — literally — to a variety of buildings, reality TV shows and other ventures that wanted to benefit from being associated with a brand that, for many Americans, exuded over-the-top opulence.

“Ultimately, Mr. Trump has been more successful playing a business mogul than being one in real life,” wrote The New York Times in September 2020 after a detailed examination of 15 years of the former President’s tax returns.

Fantasy football mock draft: 10-team, PPR

The NFL draft and free agency are behind us, coaching staffs and rosters are set, and training camp is just a couple of months away. That means it’s time for fantasy football fanatics to start gearing up for the 2021 campaign!

With that in mind, we gathered our fantasy football experts to kick off the season with our first mock draft, a 10-team PPR format. For those new to fantasy, that means every time one of your players catches a pass, he earns one extra fantasy point.

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Sanders, M. – Phi (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (6/23) Advice: Miles Sanders was expected to be a breakout candidate in 2020, but he failed to deliver in his sophomore campaign. Heading into Year 3, he could face some competition for touches, but he’s still worth buying back into as a No. 2 Fantasy running back in all leagues. Sanders should be selected in Round 2 or 3 in all formats. Injuries to Sanders and the offensive line hurt his production in 2020 and, instead of seeing his Fantasy points per game rise from 13.6 in 2019, he slipped to 13.4 last year. But he still averaged 5.3 yards per carry. And, more importantly, he averaged 18.3 PPR points per game in three starts with Jalen Hurts. The Eagles added plenty of bodies this offseason to compete for touches with Sanders (including Jordan Howard and Kerryon Johnson, plus Boston Scott is still there), but most of them profile as backups, although the addition of rookie Kenneth Gainwell could impact Sanders in the passing game. Still, there’s reason for optimism about Sanders this year. He might have failed as a breakout in 2020, but he can easily rebound this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.02 — 4.04
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Born: May 1, 1997, Pittsburgh, PA

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