Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired

first_imgLATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Activists raise their fists as they rally in support of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick outside the offices of the National Football League on Park Avenue, August 23, 2017 in New York City. During the NFL season last year, Kaepernick caused controversy by kneeling during the National Anthem at games to protest racial oppression and police brutality. Kaepernick is currently a free agent and some critics and analysts claim NFL teams don’t want to sign him due to his public display of his political beliefs. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILEHUNTSVILLE, Alabama — President Donald Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them.And the president has a similar suggestion for fans of the sport: walk out of the stadium in protest.ADVERTISEMENT Delarmino, Chua settle for silvers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the trend last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers. He hasn’t been signed by an NFL team this season.READ: NFL: Kaepernick’s controversial protest puts QB on cover of TimeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTrump’s hard-nosed reaction to protests by several athletes over treatment of blacks by police came Friday night during a freewheeling rally in Alabama. He says such players are disrespecting the flag and deserve to lose their jobs.Trump also bemoaned that football has become less violent. That view comes amid growing concerns over repeated head blows and a brain disease. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Seeley shoots Maccabi FOX to victory in Piraeus (video)

first_imgMaccabi FOX Tel Aviv won its third straight Turkish Airlines EuroLeague game by beating Olympiacos Piraeus 73-80 at Peace and Friendship Stadium on Thursday. D. J. Seeley made 5 of 8 three-pointers en route to a season-high 19 points to pace Maccabi, which improved to 5-4. The Reds are also 5-4 after losing at home for the second time this season. The visitors opened up a double-digit lead already in the first quarter, led by as many as 18 in the third and held off a late Olympiacos push to claim the win. Maccabi outrebounded its opponent 35-43 and limited the home team to 6-of-33 three-point shooting (18.2%). Colton Iverson amassed 14 points on perfect shooting plus 8 rebounds, Sonny Weems collected 12 points and 6 assists, Andrew Goudelock also scored 12 and Devin Smith tallied 10 points and 10 boards. Matt Lojeski paced Olympiacos with 15 points, Vassilis Spanoulis scored 14 and Erick Green added 10 in defeat.Smith drilled a pair of triples in a 0-8 Maccabi run that made it 5-12 after four minutes of action. Seeley’s first three boosted the margin to double figures, but the Reds went on a 7-0 push capped by a monster slam by Khem Birch to get within 16-20. Ioannis Papapetrou free throws ended the first quarter at 20-24. Strong play by Iverson helped the visitors remain in front and Seeley added a pair of threes to make it 31-38. Maccabi remained in control, 37-44, at the break. Dunks by Weems and Victor Rudd in the first minute of the third quarter reestablished a double-digit cushion. It took nearly four minutes for the home team to get on the board in the second half, but even after that Maccabi continued to pile on and stretched the difference to 40-57. Little changed after that as the yellow-and-blue crew took a 49-65 edge through three quarters. The difference reached 18 before Olympiacos mounted a late charge to make it 61-72 with three minutes to go on a long Spanoulis jumper. The hosts managed to get within 6 in the closing seconds, but the comeback proved to be too little, too late as Maccabi raced home with the victory.Source: EuroleagueTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Streaker runs out and interrupts England vs New Zealand match

first_img Next World Cup 2019: Streaker runs out and interrupts England vs New Zealand matchWorld Cup 2019: The game between England and New Zealand was came to a halt for a brief period of time when a streaker ran on to the field danced about in front of New Zealand batsmen Tom Latham and Mitchell Santner.advertisement Associated Press Chester-le-StreetJuly 4, 2019UPDATED: July 4, 2019 00:39 IST A streaker ran into the field during the World Cup match between New Zealand and England in Chester-le-Street. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSA streaker ran onto the field to interrupt the game between England and New ZealandEngland beat New Zealand by 119 runs to reach the semi-finalsEngland reached the semi-finals for the first time since 1992A streaker wearing nothing but a green hat run onto the field and caused a delay in play in the World Cup 2019 match between England and New Zealand at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, on Wednesday.Security appeared very slow to react as the spectator jogged toward the wicket and danced about in front of New Zealand batsmen Tom Latham and Mitchell Santner. He then weaved around security staff as they attempted to stop him before he was brought to the ground.With the crowd cheering, the streaker briefly broke free from four members of security and ran back toward the middle. He was stopped for a second time and led away.New Zealand resumed the game on 145-6, chasing 306 to win, but eventually lost the game.England qualified for the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 27 years with a 119-run win over New Zealand, which is also effectively heading to the playoffs despite a third straight loss.Jonny Bairstow’s second century in a row helped England to 305-8 off its 50 overs, and the Black Caps never looked like chasing down the target after the run-outs of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor in successive overs left them 69-4.New Zealand was eventually dismissed for 186 and leapfrogged in the standings by England, which will end the group stage in third place. The tournament host will play in the second semifinal, at Edgbaston on July 11, against the team that finishes in second place – currently India.England, which entered the tournament as the world’s top-ranked team, marches into the semis following morale-restoring wins over India and New Zealand back to back.advertisementNew Zealand is currently two points ahead of fifth-place Pakistan, whose final group game is against Bangladesh on Friday, but is highly unlikely to lose its place in the top four because of a far superior net run-rate than its rival.Also Read | World Cup 2019: England reach semi-finals after thrashing New Zealand in Chester-le-StreetAlso Read | Why it is nearly impossible for Pakistan to reach World Cup 2019 semi-finalsAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow England vs New Zealandlast_img read more

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Security Forces Will Operate Professionally – Major General Meade

first_imgStory Highlights Major General Meade was speaking at a press conference on Sunday (March 18) at Jamaica House at which Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, declared a State of Public Emergency now in effect in the St. Catherine North Police Division. Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Rocky Meade, has given the assurance that members of the joint security forces undertaking enhanced security measures in the St. Catherine North Police Division, will carry out their duties professionally and with integrity. “We want to assure citizens that both the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been properly trained and oriented to give due regard to the human rights of all persons. Our exemplary record in the other areas in which enhanced security powers have been declared is positive proof that we do intend to continue maintaining the human rights of our citizens,” he said. Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Rocky Meade, has given the assurance that members of the joint security forces undertaking enhanced security measures in the St. Catherine North Police Division, will carry out their duties professionally and with integrity.“We want to assure citizens that both the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been properly trained and oriented to give due regard to the human rights of all persons. Our exemplary record in the other areas in which enhanced security powers have been declared is positive proof that we do intend to continue maintaining the human rights of our citizens,” he said.Major General Meade was speaking at a press conference on Sunday (March 18) at Jamaica House at which Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, declared a State of Public Emergency now in effect in the St. Catherine North Police Division.A joint JCF/ JDF team was deployed to the area on Sunday to undertake enhanced security measures for an initial 14 days, in accordance with the Emergency Powers Act.Meanwhile, Major General Meade is encouraging residents in the targeted communities to cooperate with the security forces in ensuring that law, order and public safety are maintained.“As we pledge to carry out our operations with professionalism and respect, we are seeking the cooperation of the citizens to use the very popular JDF tip line 837-8888 to supply us with information about criminals and criminal activity,” he said.The JDF Chief emphasized that this is pivotal to the joint forces’ intelligence and data gathering activities.“We will be doing our part by publishing photos, bulletins, social media images and data about gang members and criminals to help persons identify these individuals and report them. The hotline is manned on a 24-hour basis and offers convenience and confidentiality and we anticipate that its success in St. James will be replicated in St. Catherine,” he said.Major General Meade also urged residents to acquaint themselves with the regulations and requirements governing the State of Public Emergency in order to easily and conveniently transit the area as they go about their lawful business.The decision to declare the State of Public Emergency in the St. Catherine North Police Division has become necessary in light of an escalation in crime and violence, particularly murders.A total of 49 murders have been recorded in that region since the start of the year, due mainly to gang activity.last_img read more

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Dorian strikes Bahamas as catastrophic hurricane parts of Florida evacuated

first_imgTITUSVILLE (Florida): Hurricane Dorian became the strongest storm in modern records to hit the northwestern Bahamas and is expected to pound the islands with up to two days of torrential rain, high waves and damaging winds as parts of Florida evacuated before it took aim at the U.S. mainland. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Dorian was over Abaco as a Category 5 storm on Sunday with maximum sustained winds of 180 miles per hour (285 km per hour) and gusts of more than 200 mph (322 kph). Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USMillions of people from Florida to North Carolina were bracing to see whether Dorian avoids a U.S. landfall and, as predicted, veers north into the Atlantic Ocean after hitting the Bahamas. Even a glancing blow from one of the strongest storms ever to menace Florida could bring torrential rains and damaging winds, and “a Florida landfall is still a distinct possibility,” the Miami-based NHC warned. Bahamas residents reported trees snapping and docks being destroyed before the brunt of the storm arrived. The pummeling was expected to last for hours as the hurricane slowed to just 1 mph, “prolonging its catastrophic effects,” the NHC said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsOn Great Guana Cay, just off Great Abaco Island, waves began washing over low-lying parts of the tiny 9-mile (14-km) strand of land that is only about a quarter-mile wide by mid-morning, resident Tom Creenan said. Although some residents left for Nassau and elsewhere days ago, some 200 to 300 are riding out the storm on Great Guana Cay, where power was already out and forecasters are predicting up to 2 feet (61 cm) of rain and 23-foot (7-meter) storm surges. “The other day the prime minister came out and said everybody in Abaco should leave,” Creenan said by phone. “But there’s no place to go.” “This is the strongest hurricane that’s ever hit in the Bahamas,” Creenan said. “I grew up in Florida, so I’ve been through Andrew.” Hurricane Andrew slammed into eastern Florida in 1992 as a category 5 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, obliterating the town of Homestead. That state was taking no chances with Dorian and four Florida counties, including Palm Beach County, issued mandatory evacuations for some residents, including those in mobile homes, on barrier islands and in low-lying areas. Other coastal counties have announced voluntary evacuations.last_img read more

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TackleEbola Introduces Awareness Ribbon

first_imgThe Ebola crisis remains a deadly epidemic in West Africa and a continued threat to the world. This past October, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Paul G. Allen committed $100 million to stop the spread of Ebola and launched a public initiative called #TackleEbola to engage people from around the world to support the cause.Julianne Moore With Tackle Ebola RibbonRecently, to further the goal of raising awareness and funds, an awareness ribbon was introduced to give people a way to show support for the heroes on the ground working to stop the Ebola crisis. The colors of the #TackleEbola ribbon are inspired by the flags of the West African nations most significantly impacted by the outbreak: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.Social media provides another platform to support the cause through dedicated pages on Facebook (TackleEbola) and Twitter (tackleebola), where users can add a digital ribbon to their profile picture.Initially launched at the United Nations in late December, the #TackleEbola ribbon is being rolled out at a series of high-profile events in order to maximize public impact. They include celebrity-attended award shows, film festivals, galas and other red-carpet events, as well as television entertainment and talk shows.During the month of January, the #TackleEbola ribbon will be a featured element at the current Super Bowl champion Seahawks’ playoff games hosted at CenturyLink in Seattle. Beyond sports and entertainment, expect to see the ribbon worn by government leaders, world leaders and corporate executives at events tied to the State of the Union and the World Economic Forum.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Ebola is one of the deadliest viruses known to humankind, and the current outbreak is the largest in history, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.In the current outbreak, more than 20,400 cases of Ebola infection have been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. At least 20 cases have been treated in Europe and the U.S., many of them health and aid workers who contracted Ebola in West Africa and were transported back to their home countries for treatment. To date, over, 8,000 people are reported to have died from the current Ebola epidemic, most in West Africa.Ebola is not spread through water or air, and cannot be transmitted by a handshake or a hug alone. It is spread through direct contact with blood or body fluids including saliva and sweat, and can also be spread through direct contact with objects, such as clothes, bedding, syringes or medical equipment, that have been contaminated with the virus. While experimental drugs to treat Ebola have shown strong promise, such as ZMapp, there is currently no vaccine to prevent the disease. In December, Time Magazine identified its 2014 Person of the Year as the doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola through “tireless acts of courage and mercy.”The repercussions of Ebola have been as devastating as the disease itself. According to the UN Children’s Fund, as many as 10,000 orphans in West Africa have lost parents to the Ebola virus, many of whom are stigmatized or shunned by their own extended families and communities. The UN World Food Programme warns that half a million people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are going hungry, a figure that could reach one million by March if food supplies do not improve. Fear of the disease has disrupted farm operations and local markets, compounded by border closures and quarantines.To obtain the #TackleEbola ribbon, and to donate to a variety of projects and organizations, please visit read more

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Farmers reluctant to sell paddy to PMB due to market price

Farmers are reluctant to sell paddy to the Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) due to the price in the open market.The Paddy Marketing Board has commenced purchasing rice from the 2018 Maha harvest in the Eastern Province and collected 2, 000 Metric tons under the guaranteed price up to date, the Government information department quoted the PMD Chairman M.B. Dissanayake as saying. Dissanayake further said that since the Maha harvest in the Southern Province also commenced simultaneously, the PMB has taken steps to start paddy purchasing activity from tomorrow in the South. Commenting on market price of the paddy, the Chairman said farmers are reluctant to sell paddy to the Paddy Marketing Board due to the price in the open market. However, PMB is ready to buy Nadu and Samba rice at Rs. 38 and 41 per kilo respectively. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Office 15 passe en bêta dès cet été

first_imgOffice 15 passe en bêta dès cet étéLe prochaine version de la suite bureautique de Microsoft est passée en béta privée hier. Dernière étape avant une évaluation publique, prévue dans le milieu de l’année 2012.Microsoft a fait passé un nouveau cap à sa future suite bureautique, Microsoft Office 15. Hier, lundi 30 janvier, l’éditeur a lancé son programme de “technical preview”, c’est à dire la mise à disponibilité des successeurs de Word, Excel ou encore Powerpoint, à des utilisateurs triés sur le volet et soumis à une confidentialité absolue, indique PC INpact.À lire aussiMicrosoft Surface RT : la tablette est enfin disponible à la vente physique en FranceC’est la dernière marche avant la mise à disponibilité du public, dans une version bêta et limitée dans le temps dans quatre à cinq mois, Microsoft ayant confirmé l’information via son blog. Tout le monde pourra,, durant l’été, tester cette suite forcément très attendue et découvrir les nouveautés et aussi les bugs encore présents. La version finale n’a par contre pas de date de disponibilité exacte, bien qu’elle pourrait s’intercaler dans le créneau de sortie de Windows 8, prévue pour octobre 2012.Aucune information précise n’a filtré sur Office 15. Microsoft en parle comme de sa révision la plus importante: “Pour la première fois, nous allons simultanément mettre à jour nos services cloud, serveurs, clients mobiles et PC pour Office, Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project et Visio.” La suite bureautique devrait, comme tous les autres produits de Microsoft, adopter l’interface Metro, une vraie révolution pour les utilisateurs historiques qui font le succès financier de l’éditeur. Office reste aujourd’hui la source principale de revenus pour l’américain.Les entreprises suivront-elle cette voie du renouveau qui semble désormais prônée par Microsoft ? Office 15 se veut-il un écosystème complet avec services cloud et totalement intégré au futur Windows ? La réponse sera donnée dans les prochaines semaines, car même si la clause confidentialité exige une discrétion absolue, des fuites devraient avoir lieu rapidement sur la Toile.Le 31 janvier 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Le satellite Meteor 1 est tombé dans lAntarctique

first_imgLe satellite Meteor 1 est tombé dans l’AntarctiqueSelon les informations révélées par les Troupes spatiales russes, le premier satellite météo soviétique Meteor 1 est bel et bien retombé aujourd’hui en Antarctique. Il n’était plus utilisé depuis 1970.C’est ce qui s’appelle une chute rapide. Alors que les équipes spatiales avertissent d’habitude plusieurs jours voire semaines à l’avance qu’un engin spatial est sur le point de retomber, tout est allé cette fois-ci bien plus vite. Hier, le Commandement stratégique américain (USSTRATCOM) a annoncé que le satellite soviétique Meteor 1 lancé il y a pas moins de 43 ans, allait faire son grand retour sur Terre durant la nuit de lundi à mardi. Et les équipes ne s’y sont pas trompées.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreD’après le porte-parole des Troupes spatiales russes Alexeï Zolotoukhine, l’engin, du moins les fragments qu’ils restaient sont bel et bien retombés sur Terre, plus précisément en Antarctique, dans le secteur de la Terre de la Reine-Maud. “Selon les données des troupes de la Défense aérospatiale, l’entrée dans l’atmosphère des fragments du satellite Meteor 1 a eu lieu dans la nuit de lundi à mardi, à 02h17 à Moscou (22h17 UTC lundi soir)” a ainsi précisé M.Zolotoukhine cité par RIA Novosti. Selon lui, les fragments qui ont résisté à l’entrée dans l’atmosphère sont notamment tombés à 80,9 degrés de latitude sud et à 5,6 degrés de longitude ouest. Lancé le 26 mars 1969, Meteor 1 est le premier satellite météorologique lancé par les Soviétiques. L’engin qui pesait environ 1,2 tonne a décollé depuis le cosmodrome de Plessetsk, dans la région russe d’Arkhangelsk, et a servi pendant un peu plus d’un an avant que son système de transfert de vidéos et de données ne s’arrête.Le 27 mars 2012 à 19:34 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Judge President cant block critics on Twitter

first_imgNEW YORK — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan stopped short in her written decision of ordering Trump or a subordinate to stop the practice of blocking critics from viewing his Twitter account, saying it was enough to point out that it was unconstitutional.“A declaratory judgment should be sufficient, as no government official — including the President — is above the law, and all government officials are presumed to follow the law as has been declared,” Buchwald wrote.The judge did not issue an order against Trump, and the plaintiffs did not ask for one. But in cases like this, plaintiffs can, in theory, go back and ask for such an order, and if it is not obeyed, the violator can be held in contempt.Buchwald said she rejected the assertion that an injunction can never be lodged against the president but “nonetheless conclude that it is unnecessary to enter that legal thicket at this time.”last_img read more

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Real Madrid insider drops a big Ronaldo revelation

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo had been injured a week before Real Madrid’s Champions League final win over Liverpool in MayThe Portuguese forward had a vital role in Real’s passage to that final in Kiev by scoring 15 times on the route.And Ronaldo later helped Real claim an unprecedented third straight Champions League title after beating Liverpool 3-1.But Aqua Running founder Terry Nelson revealed that Ronaldo very nearly didn’t make it to the Ukraine capital due to an injury.The 33-year-old made use of Nelson’s water suit (also called “football’s secret weapon”) to speed up his recovery.“There is something Liverpool didn’t know,” Nelson told the Daily Star.“The week before the Champions League final, Ronaldo was carrying an injury.“And in that week he was in my suit every day running in the pool.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Whenever the players get any type of knock, the first thing they do is get in the water as its low impact.“Then it’s just rest and ice to help them get back on the pitch as soon as possible.”The former private in the British Army Parachute Regiment works with Real frequently due to his water suit.It’s made with heavy paddings for the shoulder, trunk and thigh areas to reduce the occupant’s weight by up to 90% in water.This permits the wearer to move around in the water with more speed, agility and strength.Real, along with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool, make use of this revolutionary suit to treat their players and help prevent injuries.Below is a video of the suit Ronaldo used to recover in time for last season’s Champions League final.last_img read more

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Gore Vidal celebrated author playwright essayist dies at 86

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Gore Vidal, the author, playwright, politician and commentator whose novels, essays, plays and opinions were stamped by his immodest wit and unconventional wisdom, died Tuesday, his nephew said.Vidal died at his home in the Hollywood Hills at about 6:45 p.m. of complications from pneumonia, Burr Steers said. Vidal had been living alone in the home and had been sick for “quite a while,” he said.Along with such contemporaries as Norman Mailer and Truman Capote, Vidal was among the last generation of literary writers who were also genuine celebrities — fixtures on talk shows and in gossip columns, personalities of such size and appeal that even those who hadn’t read their books knew who they were. His works included hundreds of essays; the best-selling novels “Lincoln” and “Myra Breckenridge”; the groundbreaking “The City and the Pillar,” among the first novels about openly gay characters; and the Tony-nominated play “The Best Man,” revived on Broadway in 2012. Tall and distinguished looking, with a haughty baritone not unlike that of his conservative arch-enemy William F. Buckley, Vidal appeared cold and cynical on the surface. But he bore a melancholy regard for lost worlds, for the primacy of the written word, for “the ancient American sense that whatever is wrong with human society can be put right by human action.”last_img read more

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Some people creating artificial crisis of rice Food Minister

first_imgFood minister Quamrul Islam Food minister Quamrul Islam on Thursday asked the mill owners and businesspeople to stop doing politics over rice in the country, reports news agency UNB.”Some people are involved in creating an artificial rice crisis to embarrass the government,” the minister told a press briefing at the secretariat.Issuing a note of warning to rice millers, Quamrul said, “Still, there’s time. Stop doing politics over the issue.”Besides, he asked media people to stop reporting on rice price hike which creates confusion among people.This year, the government has set a target to produce 19.1 million tonnes of Boro paddy but 2 million tonnes of rice have been damaged by the recent floods in the haor areas of the country, which creates an unusual situation in the rice market, he added.However, some 6,00,000 tonnes of rice have been imported from India under private arrangement, said Quamrul adding “There’ll be no shortage of rice as we have got 1,92,000 tonnes of rice from our country.”He said the government has imported 2,50,000 tonnes of rice from Vietnam of which 1,54,000 tonnes have been unloaded.Besides, the process of importing 2,50,000 tonnes of rice from Cambodia is underway, he said.Responding to a question over India’s ban on rice export to Bangladesh, Quamrul said, “I’ve found no authenticity of the news after talking to the high commission concerned.”The government will open the OMS service from Sunday next across the country where one kg rice will be sold at Tk 15 while wheat at Tk 17, he said.Besides, a meeting is scheduled to be held with the mill owners and traders on 19 September over the issue, he added.last_img read more

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Dueling Safety Fears Dominate Opening Of Senate Bathroom Bill Hearing

first_imgListen The Texas Senate is hearing testimony on the so-called bathroom bill. Senate Bill 6 would require individuals to use the bathroom or changing facility of the gender on their birth certificate. It’s become a flashpoint over questions of LGBT rights and personal safety.The measure would apply only to public schools and government buildings. Private businesses would be free to set their own policies. Senator Lois Kolkhorst, the bill’s author, said the measure is strictly about protecting privacy in the most intimate public places.“I don’t want to speak for all females,” Kolkhorst said, “but it’s a place that I find myself, many of us find ourselves find ourselves vulnerable. And I really don’t want a man in our dressing room. I don’t want, when I go work out at night, in a locker room. I don’t want them there in the shower facility, and I don’t want them there in the restroom.” She cited several recent cases where women or girls had been attacked or secretly filmed in restrooms or changing areas.Kolkhorst said, contrary to media accounts, the bill is not primarily about transgender individuals. Senator José Rodríguez, a West Texas Democrat, took issue with that, noting, “individuals, including some that I hired, who interned in my office, in the district office in El Paso, who identify as transgender, and who have been subjected to violent physical assaults by being forced to go into the bathroom that they’re not identifying with.”Rodríguez has put forward his own bill (SB 165), which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:16 X Sharelast_img read more

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2 Activists Arrested at Site of Alabama Mall Shooting

first_imgBy The Associate PressHOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Two activists have been arrested during a demonstration at an Alabama shopping mall where a Black man was killed by police last reports the protesters were arrested Saturday afternoon at Hoover’s Riverchase Galleria while activists were silently holding banners that read “EJ was murdered here,” and “#HooverWrong.”In this Nov. 27, 2018, file frame from video, April Pipkins holds a photograph of her deceased son, Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr., during an interview in Birmingham, Ala. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Thursday, Dec. 13, that his office is taking over the investigation into the police killing of Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr., a black man inside the state’s largest shopping mall on Thanksgiving night. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)Hoover police say Cara McClure was charged with trespassing, while Martez Files was arrested for disorderly conduct.The activists were protesting the shooting death of 21-year-old Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr., who authorities mistook for the suspect in a shopping mall shooting on Thanksgiving night.A police officer who heard the initial shots fatally wounded Bradford moments later after seeing him with a gun.Activists want police to release any footage they have of the shooting.It’s unclear if McClure or Files has an attorney.last_img read more

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CMLA Proposes Legislation to Accommodate Community Lenders

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Compliance Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dodd-Frank Investors Lenders & Servicers Regulation Service Providers 2013-06-10 Tory Barringer June 10, 2013 443 Views in Government CMLA Proposes Legislation to Accommodate Community Lenderscenter_img Share An advocacy group for small lenders has released its own proposed legislation to protect consumers from predatory practices without adversely affecting community banks.[IMAGE]The “”Community Mortgage Lenders of America””: (CMLA) unveiled the Community Mortgage Lenders Act of 2013, a piece of legislation designed to spur lending, maintain effective consumer protections, and remove what the group calls “”excessive regulations aimed for other parts of the market.””””The Dodd-Frank Act created the CFPB [Consumer Financial Protection Bureau] and other regulatory controls to crack down on pernicious lending practices and to improve the transparency in lending markets,”” said CMLA chair Mark McDougald. “”But, small community bankers and lenders were not responsible for the mortgage crisis, and should not face excessive regulatory oversight and additional cost burdens.””While we all agree that consumers deserve protection from abusive products and practices, we remain deeply concerned that a ‘one size fits all’ approach will significantly disadvantage small, community-based lenders that did not create the meltdown, and down have the resources to hire an additional staff to comply with rules aimed at larger institutions,”” he continued.Under the proposed legislation, “”responsible”” community lenders (defined as those who have no history or predatory or abusive loan practices and whose product predominantly falls under the qualified mortgage criteria) would be exempt from several rules, including the seven-day waiting period requirement, new servicing rules targeting impersonal shops, auditing of third-party vendors, and CFPB examination authority (unless a referral comes from a state or federal regulator). They would also be exempt from additional capital requirements called upon by Basel III.The legislation also provides exemptions from the costs of collecting “”non-consumer impacting data”” or conducting statistical analysis of disparate impact and other far-reaching and costly exercises.In addition, those lenders would receive relief from portions of current Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing (SAFE) Act standards as it applies to a bifurcated mortgage loan originator standards. Finally, to improve underwriting flexibility, community lenders’ entire book of business would receive qualified mortgage protection.””We believe this legislation affirms the original goal of Dodd-Frank, and at the same time, will ensure that regulators’ efforts focus on those aspects of the mortgage industry that need more comprehensive oversight,”” said Charles Ferraro, president at William Raveis Mortgage, a New England-based lender.last_img read more

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