) After ripping his old team for 271 yards and 3 touchdowns, in a post-game interview Brett Favre turned the spotlight on his teammates and more specifically, Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. Favre went on to call him a "BEAST" and he should know, having played against Allen many times. Allen completely dominated the game Monday night, disrupting the Packers offense all night long. So there it is, Jared Allen was a damn beast on MNF this week because Brett Favre said so..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George W. Bush denied a pardon to 1980s-era financier Michael Milken before leaving the presidency last week, but requests from corporate felons Conrad Black and Bernard Ebbers are still pending at the Justice Department, a department spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The Justice Department had not made a recommendation on these cases while Bush was president.Milken and others whose applications were formally denied by Bush must apply again if they still want to pursue a pardon, Sweeney said.Media-baron Black was convicted of fraud in 2007, while Ebbers, the former WorldCom chief, was convicted in 2005 of orchestrating an $11 billion accounting fraud.Ryan is serving a 6 1/2-year term for corruption, while Pollard is serving a life sentence for spying. The Israeli government has lobbied for his release on the grounds he was working for a friendly ally, but earlier pardon requests have been rejected.Bush, whose pardon record was tight-fisted compared with his recent predecessors, issued just two sentence commutations last week before he left office They were for two U.S. border guards convicted of shooting a suspected drug smuggler in the buttocks.Besides Milken, Bush last week also denied requests from former Republican U.S. Representative Randall "Duke" Cunningham, former Democratic Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, former Democratic U.S.
Representative Mario Biaggi, American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, serving two life sentences for killing two FBI agents.In December, Bush denied the clemency request of Justin Volpe, a New York City policeman serving a 30-year term for abusing Haitian immigrant Abner Louima after an arrest.(Editing by David Wiessler) U.S.. NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Daiwa Securities Group Inc(8601.T), Japan's No. 2 brokerage, is expected to post a groupnet loss of more than 50 billion yen ($560 million) for thenine months to Dec 31, the Nikkei business daily reported. Stocks Daiwa turned in a profit of 59.3 billion yen in theyear-earlier period, but recorded a quarterly loss of 20.5billion yen for the July-September quarter.