Holy Family Church: Divine Dinners

first_imgFaith & Youth Holy Family Church: Divine Dinners Published on Thursday, March 8, 2012 | 9:43 pm HerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty The Divine Dinners Committee is excitedly gearing up for its Second “Divine Dinners Fundraising Event”, which will be held on Saturday, May 19. The first “Divine Dinners” Event was a spectacular success, due to the efforts, contributions, donations and participation of so many!Opportunities abound in one or more of the following areas:• Offer hospitality by being a “Divine Dinner” Host• Support the Parish Community by becoming a “Divine Dinners” Patron• Donate items for the Silent and Live Auctions• Assist in procuring Auction Items• Volunteer to be a part of the excitement in any one of a myriad of ways!For more information, please contact [email protected]:For Patrons, Michael Udell, Michael Schmid, & Toni MotteFor Host/Dinners, Evan Wyatt and Michael UdellFor Cocktail Party, Michelle Gardner, Chris McNulty, Kelly Studer, and Monica SchmidFor Auction/Raffle, Eric and Amanda Garland, Jennie McNulty, & Tracy Tobin-Spain.For Volunteering, Matt Gardner, Dana Studer and Christopher Spain.For Promotion, Rowena Wyatt and Monica SchmidFor additional information, please contact Michael Udell (626) 826-6199, or Rowena and Evan Wyatt (626) 403-0225.Holy Family Church, 1501 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, (626) 799-8908 or visit www.holyfamily.org. 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a commentcenter_img More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: COVID-19 deaths top two million worldwide

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 93.2 million people worldwide and killed over two million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news was developing Friday. All times Eastern:Jan 15, 1:01 pmCOVID-19 deaths top two million worldwideDeaths from COVID-19 reached a grim new milestone Friday, with 2,00,905 fatalities reported around the world since the pandemic began, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.The United States leads the world in COVID-19 deaths, with 389,581 fatalities, followed by Brazil, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom.Jan 15, 1:11 pm100M doses in 100 days ‘quite feasible’: FauciDr. Anthony Fauci called President-elect Joe Biden’s promise to administer 100 million COVID-19 shots in the first 100 days of his term “quite feasible” during an interview with NBC’s Today show Friday. He said he hopes the United States can get to 70% or 80% vaccination within several months.Part of the distribution holdup, according to Fauci, has been careful prioritization by states.“If you have a dose, give it,” he urged states. “Don’t be so rigid as to those early designations.”Reaching those goals, however, depends on vaccine uptake. “When a vaccine becomes available, get vaccinated,” Fauci pleaded with the public.Jan 15, 8:31 amBiden picks former FDA chief to help lead Operation Warp SpeedU.S. President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Dr. David Kessler, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to help lead the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine initiative.Kessler, a pediatrician and lawyer who headed the FDA from 1999 to 1997 under the Bush and Clinton administrations, will replace Dr. Moncef Slaoui, who is the current chief science officer to Operation Warp Speed.Biden also announced several other appointees who will join his incoming administration’s COVID-19 response team.“We are in a race against time, and we need a comprehensive strategy to quickly contain this virus,” Biden said in a statement Thursday. “The individuals announced today will bolster the White House’s COVID-19 Response team and play important roles in carrying out our rescue plan and vaccination program. At a time when American families are facing numerous challenges I know these public servants will do all that is needed to build our nation back better.”Jan 15, 7:40 amMoscow sees highest single-day death toll from COVID-19There were 5,534 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and a record 81 deaths from the disease registered in Moscow on Thursday, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.In total, the Russian capital has reported 882,962 confirmed cases with 12,322 deaths, according to the coronavirus response headquarters.With more than 3.4 million confirmed cases, Russia has the fourth highest cumulative total in the world, after the United States, India and Brazil, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Jan 15, 6:58 amUS marks 10th straight day of over 200K new casesThere were 229,386 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Thursday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the 10th consecutive day that the country has reported more than 200,000 new cases. Thursday’s tally is less than the country’s all-time high of 302,506 newly confirmed infections on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 3,769 new deaths from COVID-19 were registered nationwide on Thursday, down from a peak of 4,462 fatalities logged on Jan. 12, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the holidays followed by a potentially very large backlog.A total of 23,314,238 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 388,705 have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4, then reaching 200,000 on Nov. 27 before topping 300,000 on Jan. 2.Jan 14, 9:57 pmDodger Stadium to open as mass vaccination site FridayLos Angeles’ Dodger Stadium will open as one of the largest mass vaccination sites in the country on Friday, officials announced.The stadium will have the capacity to vaccinate 12,000 people a day, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said during his COVID-19 briefing Thursday.Eligibility in Los Angeles County currently is limited to health care workers and seniors in nursing facilities.The vaccination push comes as 1 in 3 people in LA County has been infected with COVID-19, Garcetti said. The county reported 17,323 new cases on Thursday.“Our numbers remain very high. We remain one of the epicenters of this disease across the country,” Garcetti said, though he added that there are signs that hospitalizations may be stabilizing.Jan 14, 8:06 pmUS deaths 25% higher than any other time during pandemicDeaths continue to surge nationwide in the weeks after the end-of-year holidays. U.S. deaths are currently 25% higher than at any other time during the pandemic, according to The COVID Tracking Project.“For scale, COVID-19 deaths reported this week exceed the CDC’s estimate of 22K flu-related deaths during the entire 2019-2020 season,” the wrote.There were 3,915 deaths reported on Thursday, well above a seven-day average that continues to rise. Cases and hospitalizations were under the seven-day average on Thursday.The one bit of good news highlighted by The COVID Tracking Project hospitalization numbers are leveling off. However, there are still 128,947 people currently hospitalized, much more than at any other time during the pandemic.The COVID Tracking Project singled out Alabama, Arizona, California and Florida as particularly concerning locations right now. Arizona currently has the worst per-capita case numbers in the world, according to the project.Jan 14, 4:29 pmNewly identified US variant may have emerged in May, study indicates A newly identified variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 may have emerged in the U.S. in May and could be one of the predominant versions circulating now, researchers at Southern Illinois University found. Just because a new variant has emerged doesn’t mean it’s inherently dangerous, experts cautioned. It’s unknown if this new U.S. variant is more transmissible and deadly, but scientists say they are monitoring and continuing to study newly emerging viral variants. On Wednesday, researchers at Ohio State reported two newly identified ones. On Thursday, researchers at Southern Illinois University said they also identified a new variant, which is likely the same as the two identified in Ohio.Now, researchers at Southern Illinois University are sharing even more details about this U.S. variant, which they are calling 20C-US. Origins of this variant can be traced to May 2020 from a sample in Texas, they said.  The 20C-US variant appears to be widespread in the Upper Midwest and comprises roughly 50% of the samples in the U.S., said Keith T. Gagnon, coauthor of the study and associate professor at Southern Illinois University.“Let’s not get overly excited — but be diligent,” Gagon said. “Here it was, underneath our noses, for months.” “It doesn’t look like it’s going to get in the way of vaccines,” Gagnon added. ABC News’ Sean Llewellyn, Eric Strauss and Sony Salzman contributed to this report.Jan 14, 3:30 pmTexas is 1st state to administer 1 million vaccinesTexas, home to about 29 million people, has become the first state to administer more than 1 million vaccine doses, Gov. Greg Abbott said.Texas has 2,040,751 confirmed cases and at least 31,277 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University data.Texas’ Harris County, home to Houston, ranks No. 5 in the country for highest cases, behind Los Angeles County, California; Cook County, Illinois; Marciopa County, Arizona; and Miami-Dade County, Florida.ABC News’ Gina Sunseri contributed to this report.Jan 14, 2:14 pmBrazil variant prompts UK to ban arrivals from some South American, Central American countriesThe United Kingdom will ban arrivals from several South and Central American countries beginning on Friday “following evidence of a new variant from Brazil,” U.K. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.The government will ban arrivals from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.Travel from Portugal to the U.K. will also be suspended given its strong travel links with Brazil, Shapps said.Jan 14, 2:05 pmAbout 1 in 3 has been infected in LA CountyAbout one in every three people in Los Angeles County has been infected with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, Los Angeles County Health Department officials said Wednesday.Los Angeles County is close to becoming the county to reach 1 million cases. As of Thursday morning, 958,497 people in the county had been infected.Jan 14, 12:46 pmArizona leading US in cases per capitaThe U.S. is averaging over 242,000 new cases per day, according to ABC News’ analysis of COVID Tracking Project data.Arizona is leading the country in cases per capita.In Virginia, Georgia and Florida, daily case numbers dwarf their respective summer peaks.In New York, the average number of daily cases is 65% higher than during the spring surge.Jan 14, 12:24 pmTurkey’s president gets 1st dose of China’s COVID-19 vaccineTurkish President Recep Tayyip on Thursday received a first dose of CoronaVac, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac, according to state-owned Anadolu news agency.Turkey approved CoronaVac for emergency use on Wednesday. Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca was the first person in the country to receive a dose of the vaccine.Jan 14, 11:28 amPope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccinePope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni.“I can confirm that as part of the Vatican City State vaccination program to date, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has been administered to Pope Francis and the Pope Emeritus,” Bruni said in a statement Thursday.Francis, who turned 84 last month and had part of a lung removed when he was younger, reportedly received the shot Wednesday while Benedict, 93, reportedly got it Thursday.Vatican City, an independent enclave surrounded by Rome that serves as the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, launched the immunization campaign on Wednesday, administering doses of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.The tiny city-state has a population of only around 800 people but employs more than 4,000. It’s unclear how many doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have been procured so far.Vatican City citizens, along with employees and pensioners, will have the opportunity to receive the vaccine as well as family members who are entitled to use of the city-state’s health care system. Priority is being given to health care workers, public safety personnel, the elderly and individuals who are most frequently in contact with the public, according to Bruni.The vaccination campaign is voluntary and people under the age of 18 are being excluded for the time being, Bruni said.Since the start of the pandemic, Vatican City has reported at least 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Jan 14, 10:13 amUS reports over 229,000 new casesThere were 229,610 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Wednesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the ninth straight day that the country has reported more than 200,000 new cases. Wednesday’s tally is less than the country’s all-time high of 302,506 newly confirmed infections on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 3,959 new deaths from COVID-19 registered nationwide on Wednesday, down from a peak of 4,327 fatalities logged the previous day, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the holidays followed by a potentially very large backlog.A total of 23,079,163 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 384,794 have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4, then reaching 200,000 on Nov. 27 before topping 300,000 on Jan. 2.Jan 14, 10:00 amAnother member of Congress tests positiveRep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., said Thursday morning that he’s tested positive for COVID-19, one day after attending the impeachment vote on the House floor.Espaillat said he’s quarantining at home.He tweeted, “I received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine last week and understand the affects take time. I have continued to be tested regularly, wear my mask and follow the recommended guidelines.”Eight lawmakers have tested positive since the Jan. 6 siege.Jan 14, 8:46 am965,000 workers filed jobless claims last weekA total of 965,000 workers filed jobless claims last week, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday, an increase of 181,000 from the prior week.The Labor Department also said that more than 18 million people were still receiving some form of unemployment benefits through all government programs for the week ending Dec. 26. For the comparable week in 2019, that figure was just above two million.The weekly unemployment tally has fallen since peaking at 6.9 million in March but still remains elevated by historical standards.The pre-pandemic record for weekly unemployment filings was 695,000 in 1982.That record has been broken every week since late March.As of last month, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 6.7%. It was 3.5% last February.Jan 14, 8:32 amWHO experts arrive in WuhanAn international team of scientists researching the origins of COVID-19 arrived on Thursday in Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus was first discovered, the World Health Organization said.“The experts will begin their work immediately during the 2 weeks quarantine protocol for international travelers,” the WHO tweeted.Jan 14, 8:19 amUS could see up to 477,000 deaths by Feb. 6This week’s national  released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that 16,200 to 29,600 more Americans will likely die in the week ending Feb. 2.The national ensemble estimates a total of 440,000 to 477,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by that date.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. 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The court has the final say

first_imgThe court has the final say September 15, 2000 Regular News The court has the final say Since the dawn of the Judicial Qualifications Commission, Florida Supreme Court justices, whose duty it is to have the final say after giving “great weight” to the group’s recommendations, have wrestled with how to carry out discipline of judges consistently and fairly. In the very first case to come before the JQC in 1970, that was apparent. A judge had a falling out with his colleagues about how to run the courts in their circuit, and he took his concerns to the local newspaper. Fellow judges had complained he created chaos in the system and publicly embarrassed them. The JQC wanted the judge in question to submit to a psychological exam, but he refused. The Supreme Court ordered that the recommendation of the JQC be followed: a public reprimand for “failing to follow recognized methods of proposing changes in judicial procedure.” But Justice Richard Ervin disagreed, saying the judge had the free speech right to publicly explain his side of the dispute. “Here, the commission in its very first inquiry essayed to venture into a very nebulous and debatable situation involving the psychological motivation of a judge, and in the process equated his right to speak out on the subject of judicial reform as the prime example of his unbecoming conduct and his bad behavior,” Justice Ervin wrote in his dissent. “so venturing, we have at our threshold for the first review of findings of the commission, issues that set at stake the most fundamental concepts of a free democratic society.” There was no showing that the judge was “corrupt, senile or insane,” but only that he “rocked the boat and annoyed his fellow judges,” Justice Ervin wrote. In a 1996 case, a judge falsified records by backdating pleas in DUI cases. It had the dual effect of not showing up on the clerk’s record as part of the judge’s pending caseload, but also allowed drivers to stay behind the wheel when their licenses were supposed to have been revoked for six months. The JQC and the majority of justices agreed the judge should be removed from office because “knowing and repeated acts of falsifying public records strike at the very heart of judicial integrity.” But Justice Leander Shaw dissented, and Justice Harry Lee Anstead concurred: “Her openness convinces me that she was oblivious to the seriousness of her impropriety.. . . It seems inequitable to remove [this judge] when [another judge] received a public reprimand for lying in open court, falsifying records and convicting DUI defendants without a plea or trial in cases where the defendants failed to appear.” To Justices Shaw and Anstead, the middle ground punishment of six months suspension — a new option that became available in 1996 — seemed the fair way to go. In a 1975 dissent that agreed with the JQC to remove a Supreme Court justice from office [after the court majority ordered a reprimand], retired Florida Supreme Court Justice Alto Adams wove in a little history lesson: “We inherited the impeachment law from the Mother Country. It has proven to be most unworkable and unsatisfactory. “On November 8, 1966, Floridians approved a revision of the Constitution setting up the JQC.. . . It is rather significant to point out that the commission is composed of a rather select group of judges and laymen. Therefore, their recommendation comes to us with perhaps a greater dignity than a verdict of a jury or the findings of a grand jury. We should certainly be very reluctant to repudiate their findings of fact.” And former Justice Adams stressed: “The client can choose his lawyer, but his judge is chosen for him. Therefore, it would seem that a much higher standard would be required of judges than lawyers.” In a 1993 dissent arguing that a reprimand was more fair than the removal from office that was ultimately carried out, Justice Parker Lee McDonald wrote the blueprint for an honorable judiciary: “I would remind [the judge] that judges are servants of the people in a unique way. We have huge power over the property and lives of many people. This power must be responsibly and reflectively utilized. All persons must be treated equally and impartially. A judge must not react in anger to any situation. “At all times, we must serve the public interest by promoting justice and avoiding any impropriety or appearance thereof. Courtesy to all is an essential trait of a respected judge. “We must not be swayed by partisan demands, public clamor or considerations of personal popularity, nor apprehension of unjust criticism. “A judge should be careful to assure that in every particular the judge’s conduct should be above reproach. He should not use his office for political power or retribution against his detractors.”last_img read more

Farmingdale Home Invasion Suspects Arraigned

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A judge set bail at up to a half-million dollars for two Farmingdale home invasion suspects accused of pistol-whipping an alleged drug dealer who was also arrested over the weekend.Edward Thomas, 23, of Manhattan, and 23-year-old Chris Lee of Brooklyn were arraigned Sunday on charges of burglary criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon.Nassau County police arrested the duo for breaking into the 9th Avenue home of Damin Porcelli and hitting the 33-year-old man in the head with a handgun shortly before 3 a.m. Friday, authorities said.Porcelli fled the home while the two assailants were inside and police surrounded the house, police said. The two attackers were taken into custody shortly later.Porcelli was also arrested after investigators found 771 bags of heroin, 110 vials of crack cocaine, two jars of marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia and cash inside the house, police said.Authorities also seized a .357 revolver, a .25 caliber handgun, two defaced .380 caliber handguns.Porcelli was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana.His bail was set at $300,000 bond or $200,000 cash. All three are due back in court Wednesday.last_img read more

‘How Biden Can Beat Covid-19.’ It obviously won’t be easy

first_imgTHREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READINGHow to Vaccinate a Planet by Danielle Groen. What it will take to build the fastest inoculation program in history and defeat COVID-19.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Abolish the Senate, by Thomas Geoghegan. Only the House is the house of our dreams […] our first order of business will be to learn all over again how to govern ourselves.“It is an old truism that knowledge is power. The inverse—that power is often ignorance—is rarely discussed. The powerful swathe themselves in obliviousness in order to avoid the pain of others and their own relationship to that pain. There’s a large category of acts hidden from people with standing: the more you are, the less you are. In my neighborhood in San Francisco, for example, white women like me don’t need to know that blue is a gang coor, but if a young of color does not know this, he my be in danger. Similarly, knowing the strategies that women use to be safe around men is, for men, optional, if they ever think about the issue in the first place. Every subordinate has a strategy for survival, which relies, in part, on secrecy; every unequal system preserves that secrecy and protects the powerful; better the sergeant not know how the privates tolerate him, the master not know that the staff have lives beyond servitude.” ~~Rebecca Solnit, “Nobody Knows” (2018)TWEET OF THE DAYx “The difficult thing for the Biden administration is that they will take office after the worst of SARS-CoV-2 has already torn through our communities,” Dr. Megan Ranney, an associate professor of emergency medicine and public health at Brown University, told me. “The next two months are going to be a defining moment for our country…. His administration will be unable to influence our course until January 20 at the earliest.”“It starts, first of all, with having a coherent, organized incident command structure.”The good news is that Biden already has momentum, with a team of experts poised to put already-developed strategies in place during the transition. Assembling that team was the most important first step, Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, told me. “Initially, it’s all about leadership and organization. That’s extremely important here,” he said. “It starts, first of all, with having a coherent, organized incident command structure” that “defines who’s in charge.” […] – Advertisement – BLAST FROM THE PASTAt Daily Kos on this date in 2016—Win or lose, white nationalist groups see a bright future after Election Day:Even if Donald J. HateFluffer goes down in defeat tonight, America’s various extremist and racist groups are feeling pretty good about this election. It’s the start of something big, they say.“Trump has shown that our message is healthy, normal and organic — and millions of Americans agree with us,” said Matthew M. Heimbach, a co-founder of the Traditionalist Youth Network, a white nationalist group that claims to support the interests of working-class whites. It also advocates the separation of the races. […]“What you can’t say is that we’re just a bunch of marginal loons,” [Robert Spencer] said. “The truth is that we have a deeper connection with the Trumpian forces and Trumpian populism than the mainstream conservatives do. They’re going to have to deal with us.”Another reminder here: Donald Trump didn’t do that. House Speaker Paul Ryan did that, by backing Trump as his party’s candidate despite his racist rhetoric. Mitch McConnell did that, by tucking himself into his shell and refusing to come out rather than condemning Trump’s statements against Latinos, black Americans, Muslims, and other targets of the “alt-right.” Trump chose to make his campaign a xenophobic cesspool of “alt-right” conspiracy theories and White Grievance, and while many Republicans whose careers in the party are over (e.g. Mitt Romney) condemned Trump’s paranoid bile wholeheartedly, actual sitting Republican lawmakers did not.last_img read more

E-upheaval prompts Oracle to release space in Reading

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Pep Guardiola speaks out on Mikel Arteta after Arsenal talks

first_imgArteta sat alongside Guardiola as Man City beat Arsenal on Sunday (AFP via Getty Images)Q) If Arteta goes, what will you do?Guardiola: ‘The organisation, the staff, the club, is always alive. It’s not a position that always stays like it was today.‘Maybe tomorrow the people will not be here. Now he’s part of our group and our staff and [he will] stay here.‘When we have new news I will know it and you will know it and after we will know what happens.‘Now he’s here, he’ll travel with us, he trained today, prepared the training session and the game.’ Pep Guardiola has spoken out on Mikel Arteta’s likely move to Arsenal (Man City)Pep Guardiola admits Mikel Arteta has been ‘transparent and honest’ with him after the Spaniard held talks with Arsenal on Sunday.Metro.co.uk understands that the Gunners are confident of reaching an agreement with Arteta this week after the two parties held talks after Manchester City’s 3-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium at the weekend.Arsenal’s managing director Vinai Venkatesham and contract negotiator Huss Fahmy held talks with Arteta at his home and the 37-year-old is now expected to be appointed as Unai Emery’s permanent successor.Arteta has taken City’s training session as usual this week but Guardiola admits he is unsure when his assistant will finally leave to join Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBelow are the questions Guardiola answered about Arteta’s situation during his press conference on Tuesday…Q) Any update on Arteta’s situation?Guardiola: ‘No, I know what you know.’ Advertisement Comment Pep Guardiola speaks out on Mikel Arteta after Arsenal talks Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 17 Dec 2019 2:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link507Shares Mikel Arteta is set to become Arsenal’s new manager (AMA/Getty Images)Q) Have you seen him?Guardiola: ‘Today I saw him yes.’Q) Will he be part of the game against Oxford?Guardiola: ‘He’s travelling, yes.’Q) What makes him such a good coach?Guardiola: ‘Because we were so smart to pick him up, and after the other clubs want him.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityQ) What are his qualities?Guardiola: ‘I’ve said many times, he’s an incredible person, a good manager, work ethic, that’s why he’s with us.’Q) Will he stay or go?Guardiola: ‘He’s talking with Arsenal so I don’t know what’s going to happen.’Q) Were you aware of Arteta’s meeting before the pictures were released?Guardiola: ‘Yes. I knew it, yes.’Q) Any advice for him?Guardiola: ‘Nothing, he’s an adult, he knows exactly what he has to do.‘He was incredibly transparent and honest with me.’ Arteta spent five years as a player at Arsenal (Getty Images)Q) A club the size of Arsenal going for Arteta?Guardiola: ‘It happens, last season we had Lee Nobes [City’s former head physio] here then he went to Liverpool.‘Now it’s happened with Mikel that teams want him.‘He knows exactly what we want, what we would like but in the end the final decision is individual, it’s personal.‘He’s still here because he wants to be.‘We decided to work together three years ago, what happened in the last few days I don’t know, honestly. I would like Mikel to be here, he can explain better than me.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Premier League discuss placing ‘high risk’ Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal games at neutral grounds

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Premier League discuss placing ‘high risk’ Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal games at neutral grounds Liverpool are on the verge of winning the title (Picture: Getty)Liverpool do not expect to be forced to play any of their remaining Premier League games at neutral grounds despite ongoing discussions about moving several matches to different stadiums.The Premier League are weighing up the proposal due to concerns about fans gathering outside Anfield, with London derbies also under threat.Premier League action has been suspended since early March due to the coronavirus pandemic.Liverpool need just two more wins to be confirmed Premier League champions and are set to kick off their restart against Everton in the first round of fixtures.ADVERTISEMENTThe Times claims 12 ‘high risk’ matches have been identified including London derbies involving Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham and the games in which Liverpool can win the title.AdvertisementAdvertisement Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveLiverpool have to play defending champions Manchester City and Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and those games are also considered high risk.Anfield is in a residential area, but the Reds are optimistic the Merseyside police chiefs and the Safety Advisory Group will green light their return to Anfield, according to the Evening Standard. High risk games Everton vs LiverpoolTottenham vs West HamLiverpool vs Crystal PalaceWest Ham vs ChelseaManchester City vs LiverpoolLiverpool vs Aston VillaCrystal Palace vs ChelseaLiverpool vs BurnleyTottenham vs ArsenalLiverpool vs ChelseaCrystal Palace vs Tottenham Comment The north London derby is another high risk game (Picture: Getty)Championship sides Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion may also be forced to play at neutral grounds with both clubs poised to win promotion into the top flight.The Premier League is scheduled to resume on 17 June, pending government approval, and club chiefs want the 2019/20 season completed by 16 July.Manchester City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United have been pencilled in as the two games to be played on the first Wednesday back.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPremier League chief Richard Masters released a statement confirming the clubs had come to an agreement on a restart date.He said: ‘We have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday, June 17. ‘But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority. ‘Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums, so we are pleased to have come up with a positive solution for supporters to be able to watch all the remaining 92 matches.‘The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters. ‘It is important to ensure as many people as possible can watch the matches at home.’MORE: Premier League to resume on June 17 with Arsenal vs Man City to headline season restartMORE: ‘The integrity is gone’ – Troy Deeney says Liverpool’s Premier League title win will be sullied by coronavirusFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coral BarryFriday 29 May 2020 8:16 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShareslast_img read more

NBA Draft

first_imgIn the recent NBA draft, it was quite obvious that the professional owners and coaches do not feel that the top prospects in basketball necessarily come from our colleges.  In the first round this year 14 foreign-born players were drafted and of the 60 total there were 26 foreign-born.It is plain to see that the NBA believes that the players who grow up in foreign countries are more ready to play professional basketball sooner than the American-born college players.  If you dig deep into their thinking, they do not necessarily believe a young man needs to go to college at all.  (However, most do have at least 1 year of college experience.) They believe in physical size and are not so concerned with technical skills.  They like the foreign-born athletes who are capable of shooting 3-pointers even if they are 7 foot tall.  They feel our college coaches limit free play and, thus, are not necessarily geared to the pro game.This is why I do not pro basketball!last_img

Petra Organisation supports WDFA U-17 Tournament

first_imgPETRA Organisation, as part of its stated mission to assist in the development of football within communities, listed the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) as the latest recipient of its goodwill when member Mark Alleyne made a presentation of balls and the winning trophy, during a simple ceremony that was conducted at the Ministry of Education ground on Wednesday.The items were presented to WDFA secretary Adrian Giddings in the presence of Petra Organisation co-Director Troy Mendonca and Women’s Football Association president Charmine Wade, during the staging of the semifinals of this year’s Milo 18-and-Under Schools football tournament.Mendonca, speaking at the occasion, said that the gesture represents what the organisation stands for: which is to help further the development of the sport and to foster better camaraderie among the various communities.Giddings, in his response, thanked the organisation for its support which, according to him, will be used for the staging of the Association’s Under-17 tournament, due to commence shortly.last_img read more