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Trump sons invite themselves to Iowa in dig at Democrats

first_imgUnder the slogan “Keep Iowa Great,” President Donald Trump’s two older sons invited themselves to the Midwestern state Monday just hours before the first test to see which Democrat would face their father in November elections.”We’re gonna beat them again,” said Eric Trump.Iowa caucus doors were due to open at 7:00 pm (0100 GMT Tuesday), with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the lead as polls cast the 78-year-old standard-bearer for the party’s left wing as the favorite. He is followed by former vice president Joe Biden.”When I see the mainstream ideals of socialism and communism actually being pushed — I know we say this as a joke and everyone’s laughing, but it’s not a joke,” warned Don Jr.”While we’ve done a lot, there’s still a lot left to be done, and Donald Trump’s gonna do that,” he added.The rally, held just before voting for the Iowa caucus began, also featured President Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale. A group of Republican officials, including White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, were also in attendance.Parscale predicted that Sanders would do well in Iowa. And like Don Jr., Parscale mocked Joe Biden’s performance in the polls after months of campaigning in the state.”We’re here in force to show the American people that this is a real movement. This president is serious about 2020,” said Parscale.The Republican caucus will also take place in Iowa Monday, but with significantly less suspense.Although two candidates are running against Trump — Joe Walsh and Bill Weld — they are unlikely to beat the incumbent, who has the official support of the Republican Party and high popularity among his voter fan base.Topics :last_img read more

Kia Joorabchian sends message to Arsenal and Chelsea over Philippe Coutinho’s stance

first_imgKia Joorabchian sends message to Arsenal and Chelsea over Philippe Coutinho’s stance Philippe Coutinho has been offered to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United (Getty Images)‘It may not happen this year, it may happen this year, we don’t know. We have not discussed anything for now.’AdvertisementAdvertisementJoorabchian also denied reports which claim that Barcelona are demanding a £10m loan fee for Coutinho, and are also asking clubs to fully cover the 27-year-old’s £250,000-a-week salary.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 City‘I have never heard those figures,’ he said.‘None of these numbers have ever been discussed.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Jun 2020 12:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.6kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Philippe Coutinho could be returning to the Premier League this summer (Getty Images)Philippe Coutinho is keen to return to the Premier League with Barcelona offering the midfielder to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham.The Brazil international has been on loan at Bayern Munich for the season but the German club will not be making his move permanent in the next transfer window.Barcelona are open to offloading their £140 million signing from Liverpool this summer and have reportedly offered the player to several clubs across Europe.And Kia Joorabchian admits Coutinho is open to returning to England’s top flight.ADVERTISEMENT‘He has a desire to come back to the Premier League at some point,’ Joorabchian told Sky Sports.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta reveals why Bukayo Saka is benched for Arsenal’s clash vs Tottenham

first_imgAdvertisement Bukayo Saka has been benched by Mikel Arteta for Arsenal’s trip to Spurs (Getty/Sky)Mikel Arteta admits he will continue to rotate his squad after deciding to drop Bukayo Saka for Arsenal’s north London derby against Tottenham.The 18-year-old has been in superb form since the Premier League restart and has delivered two excellent performances in his last two appearances against Wolves and Leicester City.But Arteta has decided to shake-up his starting line-up for his side’s trip to Spurs and Pepe has been given a place in Arsenal’s attack alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Saka, who has four goals and 10 assists for Arsenal this season, has been named on the bench.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhen asked about the decision to bench Saka, Arteta told Sky Sports: ‘He’s played a lot of games, we have a lot of games coming up, we have to rotate some players, we had some issues during the week.‘Every week will be a little bit different.’ Comment 📋 Our north London derby team news…🇨🇮 Pepe returns to the side🇬🇦 Auba also starts🇫🇷 Laca completes the front line#️⃣ #TOTARS— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 12, 2020 Advertisementcenter_img Mikel Arteta reveals why Bukayo Saka is benched for Arsenal’s clash vs Tottenham Arteta also backed Pepe to shine after missing Arsenal’s last two games.‘Nico has been phenomenal,’ said the Arsenal manager.More: 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‘He had a personal issue 10 days ago – he’s been out, now he’s back in.‘He was firing, he was scoring goials, he was performing really well.‘I have big belief in him again today to make a difference.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 Jul 2020 4:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link175Shareslast_img read more

Mackley Wins North Portsea Island Contract

first_imgMackley Construction Ltd has been chosen to deliver the next phase of coastal defenses which will protect more than 4000 homes and almost 500 businesses in North Portsea from the risk of coastal flooding.According to the Portsmouth City Council’s latest release, the next set of defenses, the fourth of five phases which make up the £58m North Portsea Island Coastal Defense Scheme, has been split into two sections.The first will begin at the top of Eastern Road near Kendall’s Wharf, covering an area of approximately 300 meters.Planning permission has been granted for this section with work set to begin at the end of September.The second package of work involves the construction of a sea wall along 2.1km of coastline down Eastern Road.A planning application has been submitted for this work and is currently being consulted on through the Local Planning Authority via the Portsmouth City Council website.Should planning approval be granted, Mackley will begin work in this area in September 2020.last_img read more

Wheatshocker Nationals this weekend for United Rebel Sprint Series

first_imgSunday night’s championship finale will pay $2,000 to the winner. Also, a new Custom Pit Boss Pellet Grill will be awarded to the highest point earner for the two days courtesy of Lance Pittman and S&W Supply of Hays.  There have been 10 different Wheatshocker Nationals championship feature winners in the 11 events that have been held with C.J. Johnson the only driver to have won this event twice. This huge two-night IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event will be held in conjunction with the Ellis County Fair in Hays. HAYS, Kansas – A staple on the series schedule happens as the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing heads to RPM Speedway this coming Saturday and Sunday for the 11th annual Wheatshocker Nationals.  The green flag will wave at 7 p.m. each night.center_img By David Smith, Jr., OKTidbits   Pits will open at 4 p.m. Pit passes will be $30 or $10 for and kids ages 12 and under accompanying a parent or guardian. Gates open at 5 p.m. Fair general admission will be an individual fair pass for $20 (purchased prior to July 12) or a gate ticket price of $15 each night.  The list of drivers who have reached victory lane on the final night of this annual event are: Jake Martens (2018), Andy Shouse (2017), Brian Herbert (2016), Zach Blurton (2015), Jake Bubak (2014), Ty Williams (2012), Kasey Beckham (2011), Johnson (2010), Patrick Bourke (2009) and Johnson (2008).last_img read more

Williamson lauds record-equalling Taylor

first_imgNEW Zealand captain Kane Williamson singled out Ross Taylor for praise after the batsman’s historic 17th Test ton inspired the Black Caps to a series sweep against West Indies.Taylor was named man-of-the-match after his record-equalling century guided New Zealand to a 240-run win over the Windies in the second and final Test in Hamilton yesterday.The 33-year-old joined Martin Crowe and skipper Williamson atop the country’s list for Test hundreds after finishing 107 not out on day three.Speaking after the Kiwis bowled out West Indies for 203 on the fourth day, Williamson said: “Ross’s ton was a special moment for him; he’s a world class player.“To get us to a good score and set up a declaration, it was a considerable knock from a lot of angles.”Williamson added: “This was a good Test wicket, there was little bit off the deck. We saw how it played out.“Fortunate to be on the right side of the result and yet learn a lot. Not a huge amount of Test cricket this year, but in terms of how we wanted to execute, we were superb.”Taylor said: “It’s been nice to get there, but the main thing is if you get a hundred and the team wins, there’s nothing better than that.“It was nice to have some throw-downs in the morning and change a couple of little things which worked.“We came here wanting to win the series, West Indies put us under pressure at different times but we were able to ride that.“With a lot of big names coming in for West Indies, the one-day series will be competitive.”Stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite, who deputised for banned skipper Jason Holder, lamented West Indies’ batting as the Caribbean tourists failed in their pursuit of 444 for victory.“They did a great job. For us, we didn’t really bat well, especially in the first innings. I thought the bowlers did a magnificent job, obviously it was tough on their bodies. Kemar Roach struggled a bit,” he said.“I did enjoy the captaincy, it was a good experience. The guys gave me a lot of support, but Holder will be back and we’re all looking forward to welcoming him back. This was a tough loss; we’ve to be better with our shot selection.”last_img read more

Visionary tackles racial injustice in communities

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan Tim Wise, an author and anti-racism activist, led a discussion about race and privilege Monday night in Bovard Auditorium.The event, called “White Like Me: An Honest Discussion About Race and Privilege,” was sponsored by the USC Latino Student Assembly in conjunction with El Centro Chicano, the Black Student Assembly and the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly.“We thought it would be interesting to have someone who is Caucasian talking about these issues, since it would usually be someone of color,” said Valerie Fernandez, executive director of the Latino Student Assembly.Wise’s lecture informed students that issues of race should be spoken about more frequently and openly. He discussed how society should be unafraid to look at the systems in which we operate, and analyze how we tackle issues of race.He placed responsibility to be aware of racism on all members of society, not just people of color. Wise explained the importance of being aware of the issues that people of color face, especially for Caucasian people.“We’re not intentionally oppressive, but we are often oblivious to the experience of others and this is very dangerous,” he said.Wise said fighting white supremacy is an issue all people should be concerned with. During the lecture, he spoke of his views regarding how continued racism is a prevalent issue today.“When you fight white supremacy, you are not doing it to save people of color as a charity. If we don’t make change now, it will destroy our children and our grandchildren,” he said. “This is not charity, but rather self-help.”Students appreciated the new perspective that Wise gave on issues of race through his experiences as a Caucasian male.“He was able to talk about issues that are usually only addressed by black people. It really touched me that a person that is not my color skin is willing to help my cause,” said Levi Powell, the student affairs and diversity chair of BSA.Having these discussions about race is only the first step, Wise said. He told audience members that everyone needs to take these conversations as an impetus for action.Aneesha Gupta, a freshman majoring in computer science, said that Wise’s words opened her eyes to ways to take action to help defeat racism in society.“The discussion was really interesting for me since I grew up in a primarily white area,” Gupta said. “The lecture was a nice reality check that these issues exist, and to hear the effects they have on people here,” she said.last_img read more

Syracuse encouraged by positive signs as Zion Williamson leads Duke past SU in ACC Tournament

first_img“Playing against a guy like (Williamson), it’s hard to stop,” Buddy said. “And no matter what you do, he’s gonna score. I think there’s a lot of good things we can take away from that. And just to fight back was huge and showed a lot about what we can do.”Syracuse has shown what players call “fight,” this season. About a month ago, Elijah Hughes said that the Orange were still searching for a basketball identity. But it had “heart.” SU often chopped into second-half deficits through short runs. Against the Blue Devils, that’s what happened.Syracuse carried over its late first-half surge with an early Howard jumper. The Orange, even without Battle for the second-straight night, were in the game. Buddy, coming off a career-night, hit a right-corner 3 to bring the Orange within one with over 13 minutes remaining. Then, Buddy curled off a screen to drain a right-wing 3 moments later and tie it at 46.Howard kept coming, making shots right down to a 3 near the final buzzer to finish with a career-high 28 points. He knew he’d have to be more aggressive without Battle, and he was.“Around this time of the year I finally got my body right to feel comfortable to attack, and that’s just what I’ve been trying to do,” Howard said.More coverage The Final Word: Beat writer’s discuss Syracuse’s ACC Tournament loss to DukeFrank Howard, Jim Boeheim insist Howard’s trip of Zion Williamson was unintentionalSyracuse’s ACC Tournament run ends, Zion Williamson’s return and more takeaways from SU’s 84-72 loss to Duke For a postseason, rubber-match game against a Duke team that Syracuse fans want to be a rival, Thursday’s game didn’t mean a whole lot. The Orange were without their star. And the game didn’t have any implications on SU’s chances of making the NCAA Tournament, either. But Syracuse’s players have never been happy after a loss.“It sucks right now, losing the game like that, knowing that you had a chance,” Buddy said. “But I think just to come back in the first half against the best team in the country, I think, was huge for us.”The Orange believe that each and every game, they can compete with anyone. That’s what they did Thursday. In the end, Williamson and the Blue Devils were too good. But that won’t stop the Orange from feeling they can play well against any opponent.“The fighting thing will never get out,” Marek Dolezaj said. “… Next game, we will fight 40 minutes. It’s really hard to beat us.” Comments CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At Duke’s postgame press conference, a media member asked Zion Williamson how badly he’s wanted to be on the floor in the last couple of weeks. Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski jumped in.“Forget about him,” Krzyzewski joked. “How badly I wanted him out there. Why is it always about you?” Krzyzewski posed to Williamson.“I don’t know, ask them,” Williamson responded.The freshman phenom made it very obvious on Thursday night. Williamson returned from injury to lead No. 3-seed Duke (27-5, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) past No. 6-seed Syracuse (20-13, 10-8) at the Spectrum Center, 84-72. Williamson finished with 29 points, 14 rebounds and five steals. He made all 13 of his field goal attempts, tying an ACC single-game record. Williamson and Duke didn’t relent, but the Orange hung around all game after an early double-digit deficit, a promising sign, players said. That meant that after the game, in the locker room, Syracuse’s players were forced to grapple with a difficult balance: A loss set in contrast with positive signs with the NCAA Tournament coming up.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We knew how great we played in the second half,” Oshae Brissett said. “And if (Battle) was there, he would’ve had way more than 12 points. We look at that as a positive.”Williamson’s presence in the first two Syracuse-Duke games led to the opposite result than anticipated. His 35-point, 10-rebound performance at home wasn’t enough to prevent an SU upset. And his absence in the second meeting didn’t stop the Blue Devils from exacting revenge.In Williamson’s first game back from a knee injury suffered on Feb. 20, the ACC Player and Freshman of the Year made the difference one would expect. SU head coach Jim Boeheim has said he’s never seen a player like Williamson, and Thursday, Syracuse had no answer for such a unique talent.“I’ve seen a lot of great players, I’m not saying he’s better than those guys, but he’s a different player,” Boeheim said. “He can do things that nobody has done in this game.”Williamson dunked. He finished through contact. He even swished a 3 from the left wing in the first half. Going into the break, the potential No. 1 NBA Draft pick had 21 points and nine rebounds to go along with five steals.Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerIt looked like Williamson and Duke would run away with it in the first half. But Frank Howard brought Syracuse back with 10-straight Orange points in the last four minutes. He hit a floater, an elbow jumper and two 3s.For more than nine first-half minutes, the Orange trailed by double digits. But when Buddy Boeheim drained a 3 inside of a minute to play in the first half, it brought SU within six.center_img Published on March 14, 2019 at 11:34 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Miami Mayor and City Commissioner reaffirm commitment to immigrants

first_imgCity of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Commissioner Ken Russell says the City of Miami remains open and committed to immigrants and those seeking freedom, democracy and opportunity, from all over the world.At the same time, the Miami officials called on the Miami-Dade County Commission to re-affirm its commitment to protecting the county’s “most vulnerable populations, in particular undocumented immigrants.”Mayor Regalado and Commissioner Russell have indicated they will be working with the Cities for Citizenship initiative to provide space in the City where workshops will be conducted to help legal residents become citizens.“The City of Miami has a long-standing policy of treating all people that interact with our public officials and officers equitably, no matter that person’s immigration status,” Mayor Tomas Regalado said.Regalado emphasized the Miami Police Department has internal policies that require all persons that come into contact with city officers to be treated with respect and dignity regardless of their residency and citizenship situation. He also made it clear the Department does not release persons to federal immigration officials if a person is a crime victim, material witness, involved in a domestic matter, suspected of a minor offense, or seeking medical attention.Ken Russell…says immigrants including his own mother built Miami City“Immigrants from abroad, including my own mother, built this City,” Commissioner Russell said. “Miami is an immigrant City and we should embrace that identity. Policies that make people who are here for a better life fearful of our law enforcement is not only bad for them and dangerous to our officers, but also turns our back on basic American values.”“Fostering unity and respect for all our communities is vital to our City’s mission,” stated Commissioner Russell. ” While a large portion of our City’s residents were born elsewhere, our common future vision of a thriving Miami is what keeps us united. No law, statute, ordinance, executive order, policy, memorandum or edict should be allowed to divide us.”Mayor Regalado and Commissioner Russell are hopeful their statements, and their partnership with Cities for Citizenship, will help to alleviate some of the negative rhetoric about immigrants that is currently circulating.Florida has the third largest immigrant population in the nation, with 3.8 million immigrants calling the Sunshine State home. About 830,000 of these immigrants are legal permanent residents eligible for citizenship. Some 494,000 of these residents live in Miami-Dade, representing 19 percent of the County’s population. Unfortunately, more than half of these have not pursued citizenship due to communication barriers and limited financial resources to pay the $725 application fee, and possible attorneys’ fees. Others simply do not feel motivated to bother with the complex and oftentimes intimidating process of applying for citizenshiplast_img read more

Michigan organization brings human trafficking awareness to the sunrise side

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis“They had injected her right in birch run mall. And she said ‘bull crap, that’s my daughter, I’m calling 911.’”Community members shared their questions and concerns at Saturday’s seminar, reinforcing the harsh reality that human trafficking is real and affects even the most oblivious communities.Co–chair of Human Trafficking Community Group, Becky Schirrick, says that’s part of what makes the crime so scary.“It can take place anywhere. People are under the misnomer this is a big city or an urban issue, and actually, victims can be from all walks of life and from any socio–economic statue of any region in Michigan.Schirrick brought in experts from christian–based Night Angels anti–human trafficking organization to explain that what we assume about trafficking isn’t always accurate.“I was there at one time in my life as well. I thought I was a very smart guy, I thought I was very well read, I was on top of the news and understood the problems in the world. I did not understand this problem. And we need to teach people so they can rise up in righteous indignation to this problem and to this issue and once they get educated, once they understand the problem, how it occurs, where it occurs, when it occurs, and the fact that we’re all vulnerable to it in some way, shape, or form, that people need to rise up, the church needs, to rise up, to deal with this problem.”If nothing else, Baggett wants to leave community members with this message.“It’s time to wake up. Don’t think because of where you live or the socio–economic background or strata that you live in that you’re oblivious to it. You can’t do enough to protect your children, you can’t do enough to protect yourself to some degree. And you need to be wise, and you need to be educated, because if you can help yourself, you can help others.Lauren Mixon, WBKB News.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Human Trafficking, sex trafficking, tawas, traffickingContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Shipwrecks ready for Saturday Night OpenerNext Photo of the Day for Monday, April 29last_img read more