U.S. President Biden’s Remarks Before Signing Executive Actions on Tackling Climate Change, Creating Jobs The White HouseState Dining Room1:37 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. I know the press has just had a long session with — with the team here about what I’m going to be talking about today and this afternoon.And let me just start by saying, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the three people standing next to me here for what they’ve agreed to do to help, particularly my best buddy, John Kerry. Asking a former Secretary of State to come back and do this has been a — I know it was a big ask on the part of myself. I was going to — I was going to blame Kamala for it as well, but for both of us.THE VICE PRESIDENT: Why not? (Laughs.)THE PRESIDENT: And — but John has been deeply involved; the Secretary has been deeply involved in climate issues as a senator and one of the leaders, legislatively, as well. And I don’t think anybody knows more about the issue and the damage that’s been done by some of the executive orders of the previous administration.And Gina — you run everything, Gina. Thank you very much.Let me get to it. Today is “Climate Day” at the White House and — which means that today is “Jobs Day” at the White House. We’re talking about American innovation, American products, American labor. And we’re talking about the health of our families and cleaner water, cleaner air, and cleaner communities. We’re talking about national security and America leading the world in a clean energy future.It’s a future of enormous hope and opportunity. It’s about coming to the moment to deal with this maximum threat that we — that’s now facing us — climate change — with a greater sense of urgency. In my view, we’ve already waited too long to deal with this climate crisis and we can’t wait any longer. We see it with our own eyes, we feel it, we know it in our bones, and it’s time to act.And I might note, parenthetically: If you notice, the attitude of the American people toward greater impetus on focusing on climate change and doing something about it has increased across the board — Democrat, Republican, independent.It’s — that’s why I’m signing today an executive order to supercharge our administration ambitious plan to confront the existential threat of climate change. And it is an existential threat.Last year, wildfires burned more than 5,000 acres in the West — as no one knows better than the Vice President, a former Senator from California — an area roughly the size of the entire state of New Jersey. More intense and powerful hurricanes and tropical storms pummeled states across the Gulf Coast and along the East Coast — I can testify to that, from Delaware. Historic floods, severe droughts have ravaged the Midwest. More Americans see and feel the devastation in big cities, small towns, coastlines, and in farmlands, in red states and blue states. And the Defense Department reported that climate change is a direct threat to more than two thirds of the military’s operational critical installations. Two thirds. And so this could — we could — this could well be on the conservative side.And many climate and health calamities are colliding all at once. It’s not just the pandemic that keeps people inside; it’s poor air quality. Multiple studies have shown that air pollution is associated with an increased risk of death from COVID-19. And just like we need a unified national response to COVID-19, we desperately need a unified national response to the climate crisis because there is a climate crisis.We must keep — we must lead global response because neither challenge can be met, as Secretary Kerry has pointed out many times, by the United States alone. We know what to do, we’ve just got to do it.When we think of climate change, we think of it — this is a case where conscious and convenience cross paths, where dealing with this existential threat to the planet and increasing our economic growth and prosperity are one in the same. When I think of climate change, I think of — and the answers to it — I think of jobs.A key plank of our Build Back Better Recovery Plan is building a modern, resilient climate infrastructure and clean energy future that will create millions of good-paying union jobs — not 7, 8, 10, 12 dollars an hour, but prevailing wage and benefits.You know, we can put millions of Americans to work modernizing our water systems, transportation, our energy infrastructure to withstand the impacts of extreme climate. We’ve already reached a point where we’re going to have to live with what it is now. That’s going to require a lot of work all by itself, without it getting any worse.When we think of renewable energy, we see American manufacturing, American workers racing to lead the global market. We see farmers making American agriculture first in the world to achieve net-zero emissions and gaining new sources of income in the process.And I want to parenthetically thank the Secretary of Agriculture for helping to put together that program during the campaign.We see small business and master electricians designing, installing, and innovating energy-conserving technologies and building homes and buildings. And we’re going to reduce electric consumption and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in energy costs in the process.And when the previous administration reversed the Obama-Biden vehicle standard and picked Big Oil companies over American workers, the Biden-Harris administration will not only bring those standards back, we’ll set new, ambitious ones that our workers are ready to meet.We see these workers building new buildings, installing 500,000 new electric vehicle charging stations across the country as we modernize our highway systems to adapt to the changes that have already taken place. We see American consumers switching to electric vehicles through rebates and incentives, and the residents of our cities and townsbreathing cleaner air, and fewer kids living with asthma and dying from it.And not only that, the federal government owns and maintains an enormous fleet of vehicles, as you all know. With today’s executive order, combined with the Buy American executive order I signed on Monday, we’re going to harnessthe purchasing power of the federal government to buy clean,zero-emission vehicles that are made and sourced by union workers right here in America.With everything I just mentioned, this will mean one million new jobs in the American automobile industry. One million. And we’ll do another thing: We’ll take steps towards my goal of achieving 100 percent carbon-pollution-free electric sector by 2035. Transforming the American electric sector to produce power without carbon pollution will be a tremendous spur to job creation and economic competitiveness in the 21st century, not to mention the benefits to our health and to our environment.Already, 84 percent of all new electric capacityplanned to come onto the electric grid this is year is clean energy. Clean energy. Why? Because it’s affordable;because it’s clean; because, in many cases, it’s cheaper. And it’s the way we’re keeping up — they’re keeping up. We’re going to need scientists, the national labs, land-grant universities, historical black colleges and universities to innovate the technologies needed to generate, store, and transmit clean electric — clean electricity across distances, and battery technology, and a whole range of other things.We need engineers to design them and workers to manufacture them. We need iron workers and welders to install them. Technologies they invent, design, and build will ultimately become cheaper than any other kind of energy, helping us dramatically expand our economy and create more jobs with a cleaner, cleaner environment. And we’ll become the world’s largest exporter of those technologies, creating even more jobs.You know, we are also — we’re going to build 1.5 millionnew energy-efficient homes and public housing units that are going to benefit communities three times over: one, by alleviating the affordable housing crisis; two, by increasing energy efficiency; and, three, by reducing the racial wealth gaplinked to home ownership.We’re also going to create more than a quarter million jobs to do things like plug the millions of abandoned oil and gas wells that pose an ongoing threat to the health and safety of our communities. They’re abandoned wells that are open now, and we’re going to put people to work. They’re not going to lose jobs in these areas; they’re going to create jobs. They’re going to get prevailing wage to cap those over a million wells. These aren’t pie-in-the-sky dreams. These are concrete,actionable solutions, and we know how to do this.The Obama-Biden administration reduced the auto industry — rescued the auto industry and helped them retool. We need solar energy cost-competitive with traditional energy, weatherizing more — we made them cost-competitive, weatherizing more than a million homes.The Recovery Act of our administration — the last admin- — our admin- — the Democratic administration made record clean energy investments: $90 billion. The President asked me to make sure how that money was spent, on everything from smart grid systems to clean energy manufacturing.Now, the Biden-Harris administration is going to do it again and go beyond. The executive order I’ll be signing establishes a White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy. And it’ll be led by one of America’s most distinguished climate leaders, former EPA Director Gina McCarthy. As the head of the new office and my National Climate Advisor, Gina will chair a National Climate Task Force, made up of many members of our Cabinet, to deliver a whole-of-government approach to the climate crisis.This is not — it’s not time for small measures; we need to be bold. So, let me be clear: That includes helping revitalizethe economies of coal, oil, and gas, and power plant communities. We have to start by creating new, good-paying jobs, capping those abandoned wells, reclaiming mines, turning old brownfield sites into new hubs of economic growth, creating new, good-paying jobs in those communities where those workers live because they helped build this country.We’re never going to forget the men and women who dug the coal and built the nation. We’re going to do right by themand make sure they have opportunities to keep building the nation and their own communities and getting paid well for it.While the whole-of-government approach is necessary, though, it’s not sufficient. We’re going to work with mayors and governors and tribal leaders and business leaders who are stepping up, and the young people organizing and leading the way. My message to those young people is: You have the full capacity and power of the federal government. Your government is going to work with you.Now, today’s executive order also directs the Secretary of the Interior to stop issuing new oil and gas leases on public lands and offsh- — and offshore waters, wherever possible. We’re going to review and reset the oil and gas leasing program.Like the previous administration, we’ll start to properly manage — unlike it, we’re going to start to properly manage lands and waterways in ways that allow us to protect, preserve them — the full value that they provide for us for future generations.Let me be clear, and I know this always comes up: We’re not going to ban fracking. We’ll protect jobs and grow jobs, including through stronger standards, like controls from methane leaks and union workers in — willing to install the changes.Unlike previous administrations, I don’t think the federal government should give handouts to big oil to the tune of $40 billion in fossil fuel subsidies. And I’m going to be going to the Congress asking them to eliminate those subsidies.We’re going to take money and invest it in clean energy jobs in America — millions of jobs in wind, solar, and carbon capture. In fact, today’s actions are going to help us increase renewable energy production from offshore wind and meet our obligation to be good stewards of our public lands.It establishes a new, modern-day Civilian Climate Corps — that I called for when I was campaigning — to heal our public lands and make us less vulnerable to wildfires and floods.Look, this executive order I’m signing today also makes it official that climate change will be at the center of our national security and foreign policy.As Secretary Kerry — as our Special Presidential Envoy for Climate — with him, the world knows how serious I am about one of America’s — by appointing one of America’s most distinguished statesmen and one of my closest friends, speaking for America on one of the most pressing threats of our time. John was instrumental in negotiating the Paris Climate Agreement that we started to — that we rejoined — this administration rejoined on day one, as I promised.And today’s executive order will help strengthen that commitment by working with other nations to support the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change and to increase our collective resilience. That includes a summit of world leaders that I’ll convene to address this climate crisis on Earth Day, this year.In order to establish a new effort to integrate the security implications of climate change as part of our national security and risk assessment and analysis will also be included.With this executive order, environmental justice will be at the center of all we do addressing the disproportionate health and environmental and economic impacts on communities of color — so-called “fenceline communities” — especially those communities — brown, black, Native American, poor whites. It’s hard — the hard-hit areas like Cancer Alley in Louisia- — Cancer Alley in Louisiana, or the Route 9 corridor in the state of Delaware.That’s why we’re going to work to make sure that they receive 40 percent of the benefits of key federal investments in clean energy, clean water, and wastewater infrastructure. Lifting up these communities makes us all stronger as a nation and increases the health of everybody.Finally, as with our fight against COVID-19, we will listen to the science and protect the integrity of our federal response to the climate crisis.Earlier this month, I nominated Dr. Eric Lander, a brilliant scientist who is here today, to be the Director of the Office of Science and Technology. I also nominated another brilliant scientist, Dr. Frances Arnold and Dr. Maria Zuber, to co-chair the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology — so-called “PCAST” — that President Eisenhower started six weeks after the launch of Sputnik.It’s a team of America’s top scientists charged with asking the most American of questions: “What next? What’s the next big breakthrough?” And then helping us make the impossible possible.Today, I’m signing a presidential memorandum making it clear that we will protect our world-class scientists from political interference and ensure they can think, research, and speak freely and directly to me, the Vice President, and the American people.To summarize, this executive order — it’s about jobs — good-paying union jobs. It’s about workers building our economy back better than before. It’s a whole-of-government approach to put climate change at the center of our domestic, national security, and foreign policy. It’s advancing conservation; revitalizing communities and cities and in the fa– on the farmlands; and securing environmental justice.Our plans are ambitious, but we are America. We’re bold. We are unwavering in the pursuit of jobs and innovation, science and discovery. We can do this, we must do this, and we will do this.I’m now going to sign the executive order to meet the climate crisis with American jobs and American ingenuity. And I want to thank you all. I’m going to go over and sign that now.The first order I’m signing is tackling the climate crisis at home and abroad.(The executive order is signed.)This next one: Restoring trust in government through science and integrity and evidence-based policy making.(The executive order is signed).One more here. And this last one is the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology established.(The executive order is signed).I thank you all for your time. /Public Release. 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HomeAsiaNews Huawei, ZTE plan to join Ericsson with patent lawsuits — report AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 19 DEC 2014 Ericsson-Samsung patent deal ends legal disputes India to shun China vendors in 5G trials Asia China’s Huawei and ZTE are reportedly preparing legal action against device vendors Xiaomi, Oppo and Bubugao for patent infringement.The two companies, better known for their telecoms network gear, had sent the companies a warning letter requesting royalty payments, Business Korea reported. Since the three so-called second-generation handset makers failed to respond, Huawei and ZTE said they would file lawsuits.The news comes just a week after fast-growing Xiaomi was hit by an injunction in India that banned the sale of its smartphones for infringing on essential patents. Ericsson filed a complaint after the Chinese firm failed to respond to repeated requests for royalties.Xiaomi earlier this week was allowed to resume sales of some devices. Its devices powered by Qualcomm chipsets reportedly are clear to go back on sale since the US firm has a deal in place with Ericsson.The report is not the first to suggest the Shenzhen-based firms ae taking legal action against their low-cost rivals. A month ago China’s 21CBH.com said the two had sent letters to Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo claiming the three had violated their patents. The report was not confirmed.As predicted by Richard Windsor in his Radio Free Mobile blog last week, other major patent holders are starting to jump on the bandwagon and file claims against the new wave of low-cost smartphone manufacturers. Being required to pay royalties on standard essential patents outside of China, which Windsor said could raise costs by 5-7 per cent for Xiaomi, would cut into the companies’ already extremely thin profit margins.Huawei and ZTE both have strong patent portfolios. Huawei has almost 30,000 mobile phone patents (it registered for 7,000 this year alone), while ZTE has more than 13,000 patents and for two consecutive years (2011 and 2012) submitted the largest number of patent applications globally.The two firms, however, face patent infringement issues of their own and also have filed suits against each other. ZTE in October lost a case against InterDigital for infringing on three mobile-phone patents. ZTE had previously won two cases against InterDigital, which is appealing both decisions. ZTE also filed an antitrust case in Europe in June against New York-based Vringo, a holder of a portfolio of essential patents, for impeding fair competition by not licensing its IP on reasonable terms.Huawei filed a similar motion in the EU against InterDigital, but the two sides settled out of court in February.Meanwhile, Xiaomi’s co-founder Lei Jun said he received the best birthday gift on 16 December when India’s high court lifted the injunction on sales of the firm’s smartphones.He said the “patent wars” are a sign that the company is becoming an adult, C114.net said. Lei told reporters that the company wouldn’t pursue short-term profits in the next few years. He expects the firm to apply for 1,300 patents next year, with 300 international applications. Huawei founder urges shift to software Related Previous ArticleVendors prepare for 4G in India with release of low-cost smartphonesNext ArticleCSL rolls out LTE-A in parts of Hong Kong Author Joseph Waring Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Ericssonessential patentsHuaweilawsuitOPPOpatent infringmentsmartphoneVivoXiaomiZTE Tags
Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Standing in front of a bend of the Whitefish River at sunset last week, siblings Katey and Dusty Deist were doing their best to pose for a photographer before the light faded.Katey, 18, stood in the ankle-deep snow in Converse sneakers, while her brother, 15-year-old Dusty, tried to arrange himself close enough to her while also managing the unwieldy snowshoes on his feet.When it seemed like too much, he bent down to remove the cumbersome footwear.“Don’t take them off,” Katey said, leaning down to help him strap the snowshoes back on.“But they’re uncomfortable,” Dusty replied.“You have, like, two more minutes, you’ll be good,” Katey said.“OK,” Dusty said, settling for throwing his arm around her shoulder before the camera clicked.And that could have been that, an older sister getting her younger brother in line. But it’s these in-between times that shine a light on the true nature of Dusty and Katey’s relationship, when they think no one is looking or paying attention, when it’s the two of them joking and exchanging raised-eyebrow looks, just trying to help each other figure it all out.As a person with intellectual disabilities, Dusty navigates the world with a few more challenges than his sister. But instead of pulling away and going off on her own, Katey has embraced her brother’s challenges, leading her to appreciate the struggles many people with disabilities endure.Her work with Montana Special Olympics and creating a more supportive environment at Flathead High School earned her the Youth Volunteer of the Year award. And with the Special Olympics of Montana State Winter Games ready to take place at Whitefish Mountain Resort from Feb. 28 to March 1, Dusty is preparing to take home more hardware in the snowshoe races.“I’m very proud of both of them,” Kim Deist, the siblings’ mother, said. “She’s been very protective and a great advocate for him and other kids. He’s protective of her, too.”Katey Deist helps her brother Dusty put on his snowshoes . Greg Lindstrom | Flathead BeaconIn 1970, Special Olympics Montana held its first Summer State Games, with about 400 athletes in attendance. These days, more than 2,000 athletes from 65 Montana communities train year-round for the summer and winter games.Terri Siefke, the director for the Glacier Area for Special Olympics Montana, said the Flathead community has evolved as a more open place for people with disabilities in recent years, thanks in large part to better visibility and education.Her daughter Chrissy is an athlete for Special Olympics, and life proved it could be difficult when it came to interacting with the local community.“Not that many years ago, people with disabilities were closeted, they were put away and nobody wanted to talk about them or see them,” Siefke said. “Whenever we go someplace, to a store, mall or whatever, there’d be people that just kind of stared at her, like ‘You’re different,’ but now anymore, a lot of the time when we go to a place, people are coming up and saying, ‘Hi, how are you?’ It’s changing.”That change is due in large part to the younger generations receiving more education and having better policies in place, Siefke said, and because of people like Katey and Dusty, who are willing to stand up for their fellow classmates and athletes.A couple years ago, when Katey was a sophomore, her mom was trying to get both her and Dusty out the door to the dance held at each Special Olympics games. Katey had a huge chemistry test the next day, and Dusty was feeling tired, so wrangling the surly teens into the car and to the dance proved a testament to their mother, Katey said with a laugh.Neither knew there was a seriously fun party waiting for them.“By the time we got there, within 15 minutes, we didn’t want to leave,” she said.After dancing the night away with Dusty and his fellow athletes, Katey knew she wanted to continue standing with her brother. He was two years from high school, a place where athletic prowess is at a premium and bullying can be brutal.She realized her brother and athletes like him should be as celebrated as anyone else, and that her school needed to change.With the help of a teacher and her friend Amalia Csaplar, Katey founded the Flathead Youth Activation Committee to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympic athletes.The group was approved last January, and since then, it has raised money through the Penguin Plunge program, by selling candy bars, handing out wristbands, and facilitating events such as Spread the Word to End the Word, which was a push for students to take the word “retarded” out of their vocabularies.About 200 kids agreed to stop using the word, Katey said, and many told her it was about time someone did something about it.Last year’s spring assembly was also the first time at Flathead High that the Special Olympic athletes were recognized along with the school’s athletic program participants, which Katey said was “really cool,” and a Special Olympics athlete is on the FHS winter athletics poster this year.“That’s where Katey and Dusty help,” Siefke said. “They’re out there with the kids, and they can see that he’s not that much different than we are.”Being chosen as Youth Volunteer of the Year is an honor, Katey said, but her real rewards come when her awareness activism is met with open minds from her peers.“A title’s cool and everything,” she said. “I’d just like everyone to support [Special Olympic athletes] at school, but they don’t know they’re there. They do so many incredible things – it needs to be shown to everyone.”Dusty Deist runs in his snowshoes. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead BeaconDusty is in his first year at Glacier High School, which he chose because of the special education opportunities there. While he’s quite adept at snowshoeing – during competition, the athletes sprint for 50 meters with the clunky footwear – his heart is with basketball.He started with Special Olympics when he was in seventh grade, and the fistful of gold and silver medals he has is a testament to the work he’s put in. As a part of the Kalispell Public Schools Team, he plays games at the local and state level, even traveling on his own with the team.As a basketball player, Dusty said he prefers the sport to snowshoeing because “snowshoes are hard to get on,” and because he enjoys the team aspect of running up and down the court during a ball game.Special Olympics offered a chance for Dusty to blossom, Kim Deist said, and it gave the family a look at different aspects of Dusty’s personality, especially when it comes to performing in sports that aren’t necessarily his favorites.“We learned he’s very competitive,” Kim said. “It takes a lot of courage to go outside your comfort zone and really push yourself.”There’s nothing graceful about sprinting in snowshoes, but Dusty is fast and agile, though the most powerful aspect of his performance is the huge, open-mouthed smile that erupts on his face any time he runs.He and Katey like to joke around, but he’s the practical joker of the two. Once, he filled one of her friend’s shoes with water then put them in the freezer. The first words they both used to describe each other were “humorous” and “funny.”Dusty is more apt to talk about his sister than himself, and when asked what her plans are after graduating high school this spring, he answered for her: “Going to college.”Katey plans to study counseling at Montana State University in Bozeman, so she can continue to help others.Watching the two walk up the driveway from their house, Kim said her daughter’s support and friendship has been integral for Dusty, and she’s not sure how he’ll handle Katey’s departure for college.“I think he’ll be lost for a little while,” Kim said.The separation may be difficult, but there’s also hope that the work the siblings have done to raise awareness and respect for their peers will continue to evolve, and that Dusty will finish out his high school career as a celebrated athlete, just like anyone else.“With that comes acceptance,” Siefke said. “That’s basically what [Katey and Dusty] represent to me, is being accepted in the community and growing that acceptance and growing the awareness that we’re not different.” Email
The guest of the 20th series of the TVNET sports show “Champion’s Breakfast” was the Secretary General of the Latvian Hockey Federation (LHF) Viesturs Koziols, who also participated in the creation of the renewed Riga “Dinamo”.We discussed with Koziola the beginnings of “Dinamo” in 2008, when the idea of the Latvian team KHL became a reality.Aigars Kalvītis and the current chairman of the “Dinamo” club council Juris Savickis conducted the necessary negotiations on attracting funding more than 12 years ago.Koziols was the president of the club at the time, who hired Normunds Sējjs as the general manager of the unit, but after that a contract was signed with the head coach Julius Šuplers.The Secretary General of the LHF revealed how during the 2007 World Cup he met with representatives of the Russian hockey environment to discuss the participation of his team “Riga 2000” in the Russian Premier League (VHL). However, this idea did not take on a real outline.Koziols remembering that in the first season, the budget of Riga “Dinamo” could have been 13 to 15 million euros, which is historically one of the largest in 13 seasons.The morning of September 2008 was surprising, when the management of “Dinamo” found out about the broken ankle of the unit’s main goalkeeper Edgars Masalskis in a fight in Old Riga. The former president of the club still keeps on his laptop the explanations of the hockey players involved in the incident about the events of that evening.The team played surprisingly well in the first season, but Koziols had a reasonable expectation of such a performance even before the start of KHL. The unit brought together the best Latvians playing in Europe, as well as very strong guest players.In one of the matches of the season, Koziols was sitting in the locker room next to Lauris Dārziņš, who said that the introduction of the season without legionnaires in the team would be much sadder.During the conversation, we also discussed Marcel Hos’ extraordinary involvement in “Dinamo”, the release of Alexei Shirokov from the captain’s duties and why Koziols left the team after the first season.
Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Written By LIVE TV Adam Kunkel scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half and Belmont beat Austin Peay 71-63 on Saturday night.Caleb Hollander added 14 points and made three 3-pointers as did Grayson Murphy who scored 12 points. Tyler Scanlon scored 10 points for Belmont (18-7, 9-3 Ohio Valley Conference), which made 18 of 24 free throws to 7 of 12 for the Governors (16-9, 10-2).Belmont won its fourth straight game and improved to 10-1 at home. Austin Peay has lost two straight after a 10-game winning streak.Terry Taylor, who came in as the nation’s eighth-leading scorer at 22.2 points per game, finished with 26 points and a career-high 23 rebounds for the Governors. Antwuan Butler made three from the arc and finished with 11 points.The teams split their season series with Austin Peay winning 86-78 on Jan. 25.The Governors tied the game at 32 with the first basket of the second half. Kunkel then hit a 3-pointer and a layup and the Bruins led the rest of the way, leading by 10 with 2:37 to go. Austin Peay didn’t get closer than five thereafter. First Published: 9th February, 2020 11:18 IST Last Updated: 9th February, 2020 11:18 IST Kunkel Leads Belmont Over Austin Peay 71-63 Adam Kunkel scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half and Belmont beat Austin Peay 71-63 on Saturday night.