The strike at Chile’s Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the world’s largest radio telescope, has ended 17 days after it began. The 195-member worker’s union agreed to end the strike after a meeting with ALMA Director Pierre Cox this weekend. The management has agreed to give a 4% pay raise to workers who make less than $1500 a month, reduce their workweek from 45 to 40 hours starting next year, and provide a $5-per-hour bonus to those who work at the observatory’s high site—5000 meters above sea level, where all of ALMA’s antennas are located. The strike had paralyzed most observations at the observatory, which researchers use to study an array of questions, including how the first planets and galaxies formed.
Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton, left, defends against San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA first-round basketball playoff series Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Nikola Jokic overcame suffocating double teams to become the fourth player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his playoff debut and the first since LeBron James in 2006.What did it mean to him?ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “Every time he put it down, there was somebody right there. They trapped him every time,” Malone said. “So, I think Nikola has a high IQ. He’s going to make the right play. Unfortunately, we didn’t make them pay for double-teaming enough.”The Nuggets made just 42 percent of their shots, 21 percent from 3-point range, and missed eight free throws while failing to score a single fast-break basket.“I think if we’re making shots, it becomes a lot harder to double-team him consistently,” Malone said. “They stayed with it because we couldn’t make a shot. So, that was the tough thing about it. But I love Nikola’s approach. I love his play-making. I love his passing.”The sellout crowd at the Pepsi Center, where the Nuggets went 34-7 for the best home record in the league, certainly wanted Jokic to take more shots. But even those calls quieted after Jokic shot an airball on a 3 at a crucial point in the fourth quarter.White stole the ball at midcourt from Jamal Murray with 1.3 seconds left after Aldridge sank a pair of free throws following his key defensive rebound of Murray’s errant shot that would have given the Nuggets the lead with seven seconds left.Game 2 is Tuesday night in Denver.Making their first playoff appearance in six years, the Nuggets trailed most of the night, but they trimmed a 12-point deficit to one in the final minute.They had the ball with 6.9 seconds left and needed a 3 even though they were just 6 for 28 from the arc. But they never got the chance to tie it because White, a second-year pro who moved into a bigger role when Dejounte Murray got hurt in the preseason, stripped Murray and drew the foul, then sank both shots.“He was spectacular,” Popovich said. “For somebody who got put in that position and to learn that position with a bunch of new players, it’s really remarkable what he’s done. Hopefully, he’ll continue to play that way because it’s going to be a long series.”Asked what adjustments he had in mind for Game 2, Malone said simply, “Make shots.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES “To be honest, nothing,” Jokic said.It also mattered little to the San Antonio Spurs, who beat the Denver Nuggets 101-96 in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsJokic’s accomplishment was rendered a footnote by LaMarcus Aldridge’s suffocating defense, DeMar DeRozen’s 18 points, Derrick White’s clinching steal in the closing seconds and all those wide-open shots that just didn’t fall for Denver.Although Jokic pulled down 14 rebounds and dished out 14 assists, he took just nine shots, made four, and was limited to 10 points, less than half his regular season scoring average of 20.1. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called it a wash because Aldridge wasn’t himself, either, going just 6 of 19 for 15 points.“We didn’t let Jokic play as he wanted and they didn’t let LaMarcus play as much as he wanted,” Popovich said. “It is important because they are both great players and they are going to continue to get a lot of attention throughout the series.”Aldridge said this is what everyone can expect this whole series, too.“Both bigs kind of never really got comfortable down there. When you have two bigs that are so big for your team, it’s going to be like that,” Aldridge said. “We did a good job of just trying to mix it up on him. They did the same thing on me.”Nuggets coach Michael Malone said he didn’t wish his All-Star had taken more shots.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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They joined the Nets, who won at Philadelphia, and Magic, who won at Toronto.Denver: The Nuggets are 6-21 against the Spurs in the playoffs. … The Nuggets have lost seven of their last 12 home games against San Antonio. … Denver won the Northwest Division title for the first time since 2010. … Gary Harris led Denver with 20 points and Murray had 17, but that was on 8-of-24 shooting, including 0 for 6 from the arc.UP NEXTGame 2 is Tuesday night in Denver.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View comments Isa Molde unsure of return to UP Lady Maroons for final year Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
From Lalit K JhaWashington, Jul 2 (PTI) Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi has urged US President Barack Obama to skip the annual Running of the Bulls spectacle during the San Fermn festival in Pamplona, when he travels to Spain later this month.”The 48 bulls used in the event are struck and terrorised as they slip, fall and injure themselves or human spectators on their way to a violent death in the bullring,” Gandhi said in a letter.The letter dated June 26, was released by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) here yesterday. In the letter, the Union Minister pointed out that bullfighting is an archaic display that has lost favour among Spaniards and has been banned in many parts of Spain and other countries.”In your position of power, taking a stand for compassion for animals and against cruelty would have considerable influence,” Gandhi wrote.”Wont you please skip this barbaric event and speak out against such cruelty? This would surely be celebrated by kind people all over the globe,” she said.Gandhi said bullfighting is banned in many countries including India, Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Italy and the United Kingdom. She said even several Spanish cities have banned the sport.The White House, though, has not confirmed if the US President would be travelling to Pamplona.”I suspect he probably is interested in that. Ive not spoken to him about it. But I dont know whether or not the Presidents itinerary will allow for witnessing that rather interesting event,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters during a news conference last month when he was asked about it. PTI LKJ BSAadvertisement
Royal Challengers Bangalore learnt it the hard way that star power does not always guarantee success after succumbing to the lowest ever score in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Sunday’s match against the Kolkata Knight Riders.Their blockbuster batting line-up, containing the likes of prolific India captain Virat Kohli, swashbuckling West Indian Chris Gayle and the versatile South African AB de Villiers, were bundled out for 49 inside 10 overs.Skipper Kohli fell for a first ball duck , Gayle made seven and de Villiers managed eight with none of the Bangalore batsmen reaching double digit after restricting Kolkata to 131.”Our worst batting performance,” Kohli said after the team’s spectacular meltdown at Eden Gardens. “It really hurts. After the kind of half that we had, we thought we could capitalise and chase it down.”Reckless batting, I can’t say anything at the moment. It was that bad. This is just not acceptable.”Rajasthan Royals’ 58 against Bangalore in 2009 was the previous lowest total.With their fifth defeat in seven matches, last year’s runners-up Bangalore slipped to the bottom of the points table at the halfway stage of the Twenty20 tournament.”We need to forget it and move forward. We’re a much better team,” said Kohli, who missed Bangalore’s first three matches with a shoulder injury.”We got 200 plus in the last game. I’m sure everyone realises what they’ve done wrong. You have to come out, show intent and back yourselves. I’m sure we won’t bat like that again in the tournament.”Kolkata’s pace attack claimed all 10 Bangalore wickets with Australian Nathan Coulter-Nile, England’s Chris Woakes and New Zealander Colin de Grandhomme claiming three each.advertisementWoakes said the track at Eden Gardens was fair to the seam bowlers.”It definitely assisted the seamers and it is probably the first time that we had good pace and carry since the time we started playing here,” said the 28-year-old all-rounder.”It swung a bit to start with as well which helps. But you still got to put the ball in the right areas and we managed to do that tonight.”
Nova Scotia’s only Olympic athlete, Sarah Conrad of Dartmouth, was given a send-off at her former high school today, Jan. 31, the day before she heads off to the Olympic Games in Torino, Italy, Feb. 10 to 26 to compete in snowboarding. Health Minister Angus MacIsaac, on behalf of Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald, recognized Sarah’s achievement and wished her luck at Prince Andrew High School. Sarah, while attending high school, participated on the snowboarding team where she was coached by her mother Ginny. “Sarah is an excellent example of how hard work, dedication and a strong support system can make dreams come true,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “The entire province is proud of Sarah and we wish her all the best as she represents our country at the Olympic Winter Games.” Sarah, who is 20 years old, began snowboarding when she was 13 and has been passionate about the sport ever since. Sarah has been training with the national team for the past three years and is excited about her Olympic experience. After qualifying for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games Sarah has been focussed on training. “I am so excited to be heading to Torino to represent Canada,”she said. Mr. MacIsaac presented Sarah with a letter from the premier and Mr. MacDonald and a snowboarding helmet signed by the premier, Mr. MacDonald and himself. The presentation took place in front of Sarah’s friends, family, various members of the provincial sport community, the current Prince Andrew High School snowboarding team, her sponsors, and the high school principal, Donna MacKenzie.
FOGO ISLAND, N.L. – Newfoundland’s luxurious Fogo Island Inn is catering to what’s becoming known as the “Come From Away” Effect, starting at $2,155 per night.Local officials say calls are coming in from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe from tourists interested in visiting sites featured in the hit Broadway musical.“Come From Away” tells the true story of how the town of Gander almost doubled in population when the 9-11 terror attacks closed U.S. airspace.Gander and surrounding communities hosted almost 6,600 passengers and crew after 38 planes were diverted to the Gander International Airport.Fogo Island Inn is a 40-minute ferry ride away, but is offering “Come From Away” packages, starting at $2,155 per night for two people.Suggested activities include touring the Gander airport and the North Atlantic Aviation Museum, where a piece of steel from the World Trade Center is displayed.It was donated by firefighters on Long Island, N.Y., in gratitude for hospitality given to those stranded after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
“Most people I talked to walked for eight to ten days to get to the border,” Olivia Headon, a press officer for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said Friday, adding: “They had nothing to eat or drink after the first few days.” Fleeing the violence which has convulsed their communities in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine state since late August, these latest arrivals, after waiting for low tide in the paddy fields near the border, join over 820,000 Rohingya refugees already living in some safety in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, where over 607,320 have arrived since 25 August.Ms. Headon said the new arrivals expressed their desire to find family members who had already crossed into Bangladesh. Several explained they had hoped to leave Myanmar sooner, but had to wait to harvest and sell their grain to raise funds for their journey, she explained. “One man told me he had to pay someone to carry his elderly mother.” Meanwhile, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and partners have distributed tokens, direct food supplies, and offered medical care for those at the Anjuman Para border crossing. A reception area at Balukhali in the Bangladeshi city of Cox’s Bazar, run by the IOM, is providing emergency assistance and self-settlement kits to improve living condition for the new arrivals. UNHCR is also scaling up relief efforts to cope with the new influx of refugees around Kutupalong camp near Cox’s Bazar. “More than 2,000 of them have moved towards UNHCR’s transit centre near Kutupalong camp, including some vulnerable refugees who were taken by bus,” Babar Baloch, UNHCR spokesperson told reporters at the regular press briefing in Geneva. He added that this “comes as our staff just relocated over 400 recent arrivals to a new extension to Kutupalong camp.”In related news, preliminary data from a nutrition assessment conducted last week at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar shows a 7.5 per cent prevalence of life-threatening severe acute malnutrition – a rate double that seen among Rohingya child refugees in May 2017, UNICEF said. “The Rohingya children in the camp – who have survived horrors in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state and a dangerous journey here – are to already caught up in a catastrophe,” said UNICEF Bangladesh Representative Edouard Beigbeder. “Those with severe malnutrition are now at risk of dying from an entirely preventable and treatable cause.” UNICEF and partners are treating over 2,000 acutely malnourished children at 15 treatment centres, with six additional centres currently being set up. The agency is also working with health partners to identify and treat diarrhoea and pneumonia, and will be conducting mass vaccination and nutrition screening campaigns this month. “The humanitarian community needs to be able to do far more to treat and protect these extremely vulnerable children,” Mr. Beigbeder said. “For that we need far more attention to the crisis, and far more resources for the response. These children need help right now.”
OSU redshirt sophomore center Trevor Thompson (32) during a game against Maryland on Jan. 31 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost 66-61. Credit: Muyao Shen | Asst. Photo EditorOhio State redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson signed with agent Thad Foucher of the Wasserman Group on Tuesday, as first reported by Jeff Goodman.Former Ohio State big man Trevor Thompson told ESPN he has signed with Thad Foucher of the Wasserman Group.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 26, 2017The decision by Thompson to sign with an agent officially means that he will not be returning to OSU for his senior season. He had declared his intentions to enter the 2017 NBA draft on March 14.Last season with the Buckeyes, Thompson averaged 10.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. The Buckeyes will now have to find a new starting center between sophomore Micah Potter and incoming freshman Kaleb Wesson.
A herd of hairy goats are terrorising local residents in a quiet holiday resort after bad weather drove them inland.The seaside town of Llandudno in North Wales has been home to a gang of long-haired Kashmiri goats since the 19th century who usually keep to themselves on the Great Orme.But the wind direction, rivals on the hill and recent poor weather has given the animals a taste for adventure, causing quite the commotion in town.The herd has reportedly been running riot in a school playground and left one couple startled when they returned home to find the goats chomping through their garden.Ian Jones, headteacher of Ysgol San Sior, said: “They’re charming to see but they eat everything. Jonathan Clements returned home to find six Kashmiri’s in his garden, with two butting horns. “Two were up on the garden walls, munching away at the greenery, and then one jumped down to join the four in the garden,” he added.“Luckily, we didn’t have any prize-winning flowers for them to eat but there is a noticeable difference to the thickness of the hedging.”The Kashmiri goats are thought to have been introduced to the Great Orme, a rocky hill overlooking the sea, in 1907 from the Royal Family’s Windsor Great Park herd, which had been presented to Queen Victoria by the Shah of Persia. The goats have got a taste for adventure and have begun straying into Llandudno and wreaking havocCredit:MERCURY PRESS Carer Claire Gough, 53, often finds the goats grazing on her lawn at this time of year and watches their antics from her window.She said: “I don’t mind, but the neighbour wasn’t happy as they ate all the flowers in his garden. “Even growing up, I’d wake up to find the goats munching on my parents’ garden.”The furore has led to locals having to heard them back to the fields just to get some peace.Conwy Council told the BBC it was not directly responsible for the goats. It said it has been looking to reduce the size of the herd by moving some of them – and with a trial of goat contraceptives.These animals are no strangers to the limelight. In February this year, one goat was due to be caught to become the Royal Welsh’s newest mascot, but evaded capture for several weeks.The kid, dubbed Fusilier Shenkin IV, was eventually captured one month later and is undergoing six months of training at Maindy Barracks in Cardiff. “They’ve destroyed so many of the trees in our orchard. We use the apples to make the school chutney we sell.”Most mornings we’ve been having to chase them off the school fields before the school day begins, so that involves the children from the Breakfast Club giving me a hand.”Last year we had twenty instances of children with ticks, and I think this summer we’re going to have many more because they’ve been on the school field sunbathing and lounging among the plants. “If they haven’t deposited ticks, I’ve no idea what they’ve done.” The goats have also been getting in trouble with local gardening enthusiasts who have found their flowerbeds devoured by the hungry herd. The goats making a nuisance of themselves in front gardensCredit:MERCURY PRESS Kashmiri goats in a suburban street in LlandudnoCredit:MERCURY PRESS The goats have been loitering outside a local primary school Credit:MERCURY PRESS Last summer, one of the goats had to rescued after becoming trapped on a rock ledge, forcing RSPCA officers to absaile 98ft down a rope and catch it by the horns.Helen Maydew, a 28-year-old shepherdess, said: “I think they’re a wonderful part of Llandudno’s history.”It’s a shame that it’s been so cold and the grass hasn’t started to grow which is why they are invading the town this year.”According to a recent count there are around 110 of them in Llandudno, this includes 64 nannies, 25 billies and 21 kids. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
In a past life, I worked in a lab, helping design and test thin-film circuitry that would hopefully allow people to create devices that had flexible displays that could be mounted on clothing or on other malleable surfaces like backpacks or briefcases. Now Sony has unveiled a 13.3-inch flexible electronic paper device at the Eco-Products 2010 tradeshow that does just that. The gadget is designed to be a prototype for a gadget that could display images and text in high resolution and possibly someday replace traditional paper in a thin, flexible, and portable way. According to a post at TechOn, Sony didn’t want to give details about the prototype, stating that it is, after all, just a concept and a showcase of what’s possible, but the working device used E Ink’s technology, which is already available in other devices. Sony also didn’t note whether the technology would be coming to any future product, but we can assume they wouldn’t put it on display if they weren’t thinking about it.AdChoices广告
Arachnophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?L’arachnophobie se définit comme une peur excessive et irraisonnée des araignées. Si elle fait partie des zoophobies (phobies liées à un animal) les plus courantes en Occident, elle est en revanche plus rare dans d’autres régions du monde…Qu’est-ce que l’arachnophobie ?Membre de la grande famille des phobies, l’arachnophobie est un trouble psychologique caractérisé par une peur irrépressible des araignées. Cette peur peut être plus ou moins intense selon les individus. Elle peut se déclencher seulement à proximité d’une araignée, mais de nombreux arachnophobes sont également très angoissés par les images d’araignée, au point parfois de devoir quitter brusquement une salle de cinéma si une araignée s’affiche à l’écran par exemple. Ils peuvent aussi avoir peur par anticipation et passer de longues minutes à vérifier sous chaque meuble qu’aucune araignée ne s’est introduite chez eux, avant de pouvoir se détendre…Les symptômes de l’arachnophobie Le symptôme principal de l’arachnophobie est l’apparition d’une vive angoisse en présence d’une araignée et/ou à son évocation, pouvant se manifester de différentes façons : cris, pleurs incontrôlables, impression d’être paralysé (ou au contraire fuite impulsive le plus loin possible de l’araignée), tachycardie,malaises ou même des évanouissements dans certains cas… Autre signe classique de l’arachnophobie : les manœuvres d’évitement pour minimiser les risques de croiser une araignée. Un arachnophobe peut notamment décliner de nombreuses invitations (barbecue, séjour à la campagne), hormis en hiver, cette saison étant peu propice aux araignées.Les causes de l’arachnophobie À lire aussiTrypophobie, l’étrange peur des petits trousParfois, l’arachnophobie est liée à un traumatisme durant l’enfance, comme une morsure d’araignée douloureuse, mais c’est loin d’être systématique. De nos jours, les causes exactes de l’arachnophobie sont encore assez mystérieuses et font l’objet de diverses théories. L’une des plus répandues relie la peur des araignées à un phénomène culturel. Au Moyen Âge, les araignées étaient considérées (à tort) comme des vecteurs de la peste noire en Occident. Cette peur a pu rester ancrée dans la société et se serait encore renforcée par l’image souvent négative des araignées véhiculée par les livres et de nombreux films (Arachnophobia ou encore l’araignée géante dans Le Seigneur des anneaux). Cela expliquerait aussi pourquoi l’arachnophobie est si rare en Afrique et en Asie, où l’araignée est perçue de manière plus positive.Quels sont les traitements de l’arachnophobie ? L’arachnophobie peut être difficile à vivre au quotidien, mais il existe des solutions comme les thérapies cognitivo-comportementales, habituellement efficaces pour apprivoiser progressivement sa peur. L’hypnoseest aussi une option envisageable pour calmer la phobie des araignées.Le 12 avril 2017 à 12:22 • Maxime Lambert
Stay on target One thing Tuesday’s next-gen iPhone unveiling likely won’t include: a holographic screen.Digital cinema camera maker RED in July announced “the world’s first holographic media machine”—the Hydrogen One smartphone, available to pre-order starting at $1,195.But a buzzword-heavy press release and a single mysterious image (pictured) left much to the consumer’s imagination, until now: RED and partner Leia Inc. last week offered a textual glimpse at its upcoming “holographic” handset. (The companies’ suggestive quotation marks, not mine.)Prototype Hydrogen One (via Marques Brownlee/MKBHD)Presumably named after the princess, HP spin-off Leia describes itself as “the leading provider of lightfield holographic display solutions for mobile.”At its core, Leia’s technology projects 3D images viewable from different angles. Its party trick, dubbed Diffractive Lightfield Backlighting (DLB), claims to provide “almost magical properties” without compromising display quality or battery life.RED’s smartphone isn’t ready for its close-up, so prospective buyers still can’t see the new tech in action; a 2015 concept video (above) is your best bet at a first look. Instead, the firms illustrate the complicated mechanics in a statement:“Leia leverages recent breakthroughs in Nano-Photonic design and manufacturing to provide a complete lightfield ‘holographic’ display solution for mobile devices, through proprietary hardware and software. The Silicon Valley firm commercializes LCD-based mobile screens able to synthesize lightfield holographic content while preserving the normal operation of the display.”You’re gonna need a bigger hand (via Marques Brownlee/MKBHD)The startup has come a long way since 2015, when it released a dev kit for experimentation with interactive holograms on a 2.2-inch display.According to a joint memo, the upcoming Hydrogen program promises “stunning” holographic content and 3D sound, aimed at movie watchers, interactive gamers, social network users, and mixed-media viewers.While some prototype Hydrogen Ones have been thrown around—David Fincher and Brad Pitt were reportedly impressed—the smartphone largely remains a mystery.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. I Played Trump’s Hologram Nightmare with HoloPlayer OneMicrosoft is working on a 3D holographic avatar system for Skype
German midfielder Emre Can has given his verdict on the differences between teams in the Serie A and Premier League.Emre spent four years at Liverpool, where he managed 14 goals and 12 assists in 167 appearances, before leaving for Juventus on a free transfer last summer.The 25-year-old has since gone on to feature regularly at Juventus this season and he’s now disclosed that the main difference between teams in Italy and England lies in their tactical approach.“I think here in Italy the teams are better tactically, [but] I think the football in England is maybe quicker but here it is sometimes very difficult to score a goal,” Emre told Sky.“It was not always easy for me my first few months here in Italy because I had a few problems and then the surgery, now I feel better really because I play a few games.“I need to get used to the football here in Italy. I feel in good shape and ready to go.”The Germany international took the opportunity to praise team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo for the impact he’s made both on and off the field at Juventus.Emre also hopes to win the Champions League alongside the Portuguese star after coming so close at Liverpool last season, where they lost 3-1 to Ronaldo’s Real Madrid at Kiev in the final.“Every footballer wants to play with Cristiano, he’s a big, big player and off the pitch he’s a great guy,” said Emre.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“You can always talk to him, you can learn from him a lot and I think he gives a push to the team.”He added: “Last year, I lost the final but this year I want to win it, with him together of course.“I heard a lot of times this year when we played, they [fans] want to win the Champions League. I think the fans are really looking forward for it and really want to win it.“Of course everybody say you will win the Serie A but it’s very difficult and the last seven years Juventus won it, this year the eighth time and it’s not always easy, we have to train every day hard.”Emre, who has made 21 appearances for Juventus this season, will hope to help get the club back to winning ways at Sassuolo on Sunday in the Serie A.Massimiliano Allegri’s side are looking to bounce back following a 3-0 defeat to Atalanta in the Coppa Italia and a 3-3 draw against Parma last weekend.A busy 2 weeks ahead with 4 games! Hard work and preparation is 🔑⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#EC23 #iCan #WeCan #FinoAllaFine pic.twitter.com/iz9ANG0Qhv— Emre Can (@emrecan_) February 5, 2019
Police said a dark-colored BMW M5 sedan was the second car involved in the shooting.Todd Anderson, 11, walked onto his backyard and took several pictures of the scene after he heard two to three gunshots.“I heard a few loud bangs. I was like…,” he said. “It sounded like two crashes one after another.”7News cameras captured the car on the side of the road along the 2000 block of Flamingo Road.Police said the passenger of the sedan suffered at least two gunshot wounds and was found lying on the street.Paramedics transported the passenger to Broward Health Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Police said that victim is undergoing surgery.Police said the driver of the BMW is cooperating with the investigation. The south and north bound lanes of Flamingo Rd at 8th St are shut down at at this time. Please seek alternate route.— Davie Police Dept. (@DaviePolice) June 7, 20197Skyforce HD flew over the scene where several officers and a fire rescue crew could be seen blocking the intersection.“There were multiple shots fired between these two individuals. We have some witnesses that said they heard gunshots,” Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone said. “Right now, we’re investigating this as a double shooting where both occupants got into a shootout with each other. The cause of what started this incident is not known yet. We’re investigating all possibilities, including road rage.”7News cameras captured a handgun and a sandal laying on the street and a deceased body inside of a work truck. DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A person has died and another was hospitalized after a shooting in Davie.Davie Police responded to the intersection of Flamingo Road and Southwest Eighth Street, just after 2 p.m., Friday. Sierra Ortiz works at nearby Extra Care Animal Hospital and alerted patients to stay away from the area.“We saw the yellow tape being put up on this side of the road,” Ortiz said. “Everything was blocked off. It’s a little nerve-wracking because we were right here. We just called everyone and rescheduled and made sure everyone stayed inside and made sure everyone was safe because we knew it had something to do with shooting.”Several yellow tarps could also be seen on the road.It remains unclear whether the cars were driving at the time of the shooting, and if it happened at the intersection or just before it.Investigators believe the two people involved in the shooting did not know each other.“I’ve been in Davie since I was 3, and usually, never something like this happens in Davie,” Ortiz said.Flamingo Road was shut down in both directions at Southwest Eighth Street while police investigated the fatal shooting. The roadways have since reopened, but the work truck remains on the side of the roadway and is not affecting traffic.If you would like to donate to help the victim’s family, please click here.If you have any information on this fatal shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
There was a funeral service in the village of Northway on Friday for a man shot by police in Fairbanks earlier this month. 21-year-old Mathew Colton Stover of Northway died in a confrontation with FPD officers in a field next to Fairbanks Correctional Center on June 19th. Questions remain about Stover’s motivation and what happened with police.Listen nowPolice say Mathew Stover fired first at officers, who went to the area after receiving a report of a masked man with a rifle in the parking lot of a nearby Denny’s restaurant. Police also reported that Stover was dressed in military style armored clothing, had an assault rifle, a 9mm pistol and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Though she lives in Kansas, Mathew Stover’s mother: Diana Stover said she kept in regular contact with her son, and that there was no indication of trouble.”I can’t think of anything that could possibly cause him to do what the cops claim that he did,” Stover said. “He was in a good state of mind. He was always happy and making everybody laugh. I’m very shocked that this whole situation even happened.”Mathew Stover did not have a criminal record, and Diana Stover said he was not involved in drugs, did not have any mental health issues and seemed happy before the May 19th incident”His friend told me the day before that he was in really good spirits, laughing,” Stover said. “Nothing at all, he saw, that would’ve set him off.”Stover said her son grew up with her in Kansas, but moved to Northway at 18 to live with his father’s side of the family, and had worked for Doyon Drilling on the North Slope for the last three years. She underscored that the June 19th incident was out of character for the boy she raised.“So this story the police are telling us… I don’t buy it one bit at all,” Stover said. “I think there’s more to it, and we are going to request a look at surveillance cameras.”Diana Stover suspects cameras at Fairbanks Correctional Center may have captured video of the confrontation. She said she’s heard of at least one person at FCC who witnessed the confrontation and offers a different account of what happened in the field next door: that he “did not fire on police, and that he shot in the air.”It’s unclear if the jail somehow played into his actions. Fairbanks police spokeswoman Yumi McCullough said police have nothing additional to release about the case, but that an investigation continues.”Detectives are talking to family and friends and anybody who knows anything about Mr. Stover and what happened early that morning,” McCullough said. “So, we’re asking for the public, if they know anything, to let us know. We are looking to talk to the gentleman or the woman who contacted the Denny’s restaurant employee, who ion turn called 911, to get some more information from that person.”McCullough said once the police investigation is complete, the state office of special prosecution will review the case to determine if the actions of the four officer’s involved in the shooting were lawful. The officers have returned to duty.
Bangladesh Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the government is planning to announce 35 years to be the maximum age for applying for government jobs.“An announcement in this regard will be made in the next month,” said Quader, also road, transport and bridges minister.The minister said this when a 23-member team headed by Bangladesh General Students Council Central Committee joint convener Harun-ur-Rashid met him at the party chairman’s Dhanmondi office in the capital.AL joint general secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak, state minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, deputy minister of education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel and AL presidium member Matia Chowdhury were also present in the meeting.Jahangir Kabir Nanak said, “We are working to increase the maximum age for entry into government jobs from 32 years to 35 years as enunciated in the party’s election manifesto.”“Wait … the age limit for entry to the government jobs will be increased within the shortest possible time,” Nanak told the visiting team.Terming that the demand is “logical”, state minister Khalid Mahmud hoped that prime minister Sheikh Hasina will give her nod within a couple of days.Among the student representatives Marjuk Hossain Milon, Sahabuddin Shihab, Bijit Shikder, Mukul Hossain, Fuad Alam were present.
The Latest on President Donald Trump and FBI Director James Comey’s firing (all times local):3:50 p.m.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is threatening to use a parliamentary maneuver to force a vote on a bill that would create an independent panel to investigate possible contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.Pelosi says in a letter Wednesday to House Democrats that they’ll file a discharge petition if Speaker Paul Ryan doesn’t call up the legislation “immediately upon our return next week.” The House is on recess this week.A discharge petition allows a measure to be brought straight to the floor, bypassing consideration by committee. But successes are rare through this approach because a majority of House members must sign the petition.Pelosi says the “fireworks at the Department of Justice demand that we remove the investigation from the Trump-appointed Justice Department leadership.”3:10 p.m.Senate Democrats are united in demanding a special counsel be named to take over the federal investigation into Russia meddling in last year’s election. But they say that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — who recommended the controversial dismissal of FBI Director James Comey — should not be the one to make such an assignment.That’s the report from top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer after he and his colleagues met this morning on what to do in response to Comey’s dismissal.The Trump administration and top Senate leaders such as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say a special counsel isn’t warranted, though some Republicans favor the idea.Schumer said that Comey should still testify before Congress even though he is no longer at the FBI.___2:20 p.m.White House wants the FBI to complete its investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday “we encourage them to complete investigation” so that it will be proven that “there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”Sanders said the White House does not think appointing a special prosecutor is necessary.President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, amid an investigation into Russian ties to the Trump campaign and meddling in the 2016 election.__2:20 p.m.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump is meeting with Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe later Wednesday in the aftermath of his firing of FBI director James Comey.Sanders said during the daily White House briefing that the president will be discussing morale at the FBI. She says that rank-and-file employees of the FBI had lost faith in Comey’s leadership.She says Trump is willing to make a personal appearance at FBI headquarters if he feels that’s necessary and appropriate.__2:15 p.m.The Senate intelligence committee has asked ousted FBI Director James Comey to appear before the committee next week.It is the first time Comey has been asked to appear before Congress as a private citizen since he was fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday.Rebecca Watkins, a spokeswoman for the committee, said Wednesday that Comey has been invited to meet in a closed session next Tuesday.Comey had been slated to appear before the committee later this week to discuss ongoing threats to U.S. security. But the committee says acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe will stand in for Comey at Thursday’s hearing. Several high-ranking intelligence officials will join McCabe at that open hearing.__1:55 p.m.The White House says that President Donald Trump had considered firing FBI Director James Comey “since the day he was elected president.”White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that the president had “lost confidence” in Comey and acted on the advice of the deputy attorney general and others when he decided to fire him on Tuesday.Sanders said, “I think it’s been an erosion of confidence” and that there were a lot of “missteps and mistakes” leading up to the decision to let Comey go.___1:35 p.m.More than a dozen Republican senators voiced concerns about President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, in a series of statements suggesting that, on this issue, the GOP was not yet prepared to close ranks behind its president.The unease expressed by key committee chairs and rank-and-file lawmakers alike on Wednesday came even as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell echoed White House talking points on the issue and tried to shut down talk of a special prosecutor to investigate Russia issues.Said West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito: “I think we need to find out what’s happened and why.”Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell noted that Democrats themselves had repeatedly criticized Comey over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email issues. And he said that with the FBI and Senate intelligence committee already investigating Russian interference, nothing further was needed.___1:30 p.m.President Donald Trump is considering four high-ranking FBI officials to serve as the bureau’s interim director following the firing of James Comey.Among the candidates is Andrew McCabe, who was elevated to acting director after Comey’s ouster Tuesday. A White House official says Trump is also considering assistant FBI director Paul Abbate, Chicago special agent Michael J. Anderson and Richmond, Virginia, agent Adam Lee.The Justice Department is overseeing the interview process for the interim director, which is separate from Trump’s decision-making process on a permanent replacement.___1:25 p.m.Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe will appear at a Senate intelligence committee hearing on Thursday in place of ex-FBI Director James Comey.The Senate intelligence committee has confirmed that McCabe will be at the hearing instead of Comey, who was fired on Tuesday by President Donald Trump.The hearing is about current and projected national security threats to the United States and U.S. interests both domestically and abroad.Others scheduled to testify are National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Adm. Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency. Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, who heads the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, also will be questioned by lawmakers on the committee.The hearing will move into closed session following the open hearing.___12:25 p.m.Three U.S. officials say fired FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that he asked the Justice Department for more money for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling.President Donald Trump fired Comey Tuesday.The officials say Comey told lawmakers he had made the request to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general.The Justice Department is denying that Comey asked for more resources.The White House has wielded a critical memo from Rosenstein to justify President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Comey on Tuesday. Rosenstein’s memo focused only on Comey’s handling of last year’s investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s email practices. It does not mention the Russia investigation.The officials were not authorized to disclose the meetings publicly and insisted on anonymity.-By Julie Pace and Eileen Sullivan__12:10 p.m.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR’-gay LAHV’-rahf) says it is “humiliating” for the American people to hear that Russia is controlling the political situation in the U.S.Lavrov is speaking at the Russian Embassy in Washington after meetings with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He said Wednesday that politicians raising questions about Russian interference in the election are damaging the U.S. political system by suggesting that it is being controlled externally.Lavrov is brushing off the questions as “noise” about Russians’ contacts with people in Trump’s campaign. He says through a translator that “there is not a single fact” or piece of compelling evidence proving Russia’s intervention in the election.Lavrov is pointing out that Trump dismisses the controversy as “false news.”___11:45 a.m.President Donald Trump says ousted FBI Director James Comey “was not doing a good job.” It was Trump’s first public remarks about his firing Tuesday of the FBI chief.Trump briefly spoke to reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday after a closed meeting with Russia’s foreign minister. His remarks come as the White House is defending the decision to dismiss Comey. Administration officials have said the firing was not related to the investigation into possible contacts between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.Trump was joined by Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state and national security adviser under President Richard Nixon.__11:20 a.m.The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says there’s no need for a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s ties to the Trump campaign in the wake of the firing of the FBI director.GOP Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina says his committee has the jurisdiction and responsibility to continue its Russia investigation and “we are going to do that.”However Burr reiterated questions about President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. “The timing of this and the reasoning for it doesn’t make sense to me.”And, Burr said that the firing “made our task a little more difficult but it didn’t make it impossible so we’ll continue.”Burr said he spoke to Trump but wouldn’t detail the exchange. He said they didn’t discuss his committee’s investigation__11:12 a.m.Vice President Mike Pence is defending the firing of FBI Director James Comey, saying the “president made the right decision at the right time.” He said Comey’s firing was not related to the investigation into possible contacts between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.Pence says the administration is now looking forward to finding someone to lead the law enforcement agency.President Donald Trump fired Comey on Tuesday. Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, criticized Comey’s handling of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices.Pence says Comey had lost the confidence of the American people. He says Trump took “strong and decisive leadership” to put the safety and security of the American people first.__11:05 a.m.The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says President Donald Trump told her that he was firing FBI Director James Comey because “the department is a mess.”California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she was surprised and taken aback after Trump called her and other senators to deliver the news shortly before the White House announced Comey’s dismissal Tuesday.Feinstein says she questions the reasoning and timing behind Trump’s decision and asked the GOP-led committee to bring in Justice Department officials to explain it.She said what “sticks in her mind” is a classified briefing Comey delivered in March in which he laid out counterintelligence and criminal investigations the FBI is conducting into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.She said it’s clear “the FBI was taking its job seriously.”__10:45 a.m.The Senate’s Russia investigators are asking the Treasury Department’s criminal investigation division for any information relevant to President Donald Trump, his top aides and campaign officials.Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, told CNN that the request is part of the panel’s effort to “follow the intel no matter where it leads.” Warner’s office confirmed the senator’s comments.The Senate intelligence committee is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between Trump associates and the Russian government.The House intelligence committee is conducting a parallel investigation.___10:25 a.m.Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Russia is not concerned about Comey’s firing.When asked how Comey’s sacking could influence Russia-U.S. ties, Peskov told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday: “This is the U.S. president’s sovereign decision which does not have anything to do with Russia and should not have anything to do with Russia.”Russian state television network Rossiya 24 referred to President Richard Nixon’s firing of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox during the Watergate scandal. It said that “the story with Comey is different.” Comey, it said, “played a good cop and fell into a trap he had set for himself.”Senior Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov tweeted that Comey “kept an eye on the ‘Russian threat’ so hard that he did not notice the threat of his own sacking.”Another senior lawmaker, Konstantin Kosachev, rejected suggestions that Comey’s sacking could have a Russian link. “The ‘Russian trail’ is hardly there and definitely could not have been the underlying cause for the firing of such a prominent player on the Washington scene,” Kosachev told the Interfax news agency. “Because this trail is merely a tool in the domestic political game and Trump’s stakes are more than just about the Russia issue.”__10:20 a.m.A Justice Department official says Attorney General Jeff Sessions is interviewing candidates to serve as the interim replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey.Comey’s deputy, FBI veteran Andrew McCabe, has become acting director after Comey was fired by President Donald Trump.But a Justice Department official says senior leaders are interviewing additional candidates who could do the job until a permanent replacement for Comey is named and confirmed by the Senate.An announcement about Comey’s interim successor could come as soon as Wednesday.The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the selection process by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.___10 a.m.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is asking that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy appear before the Senate to answer questions about the circumstances surrounding President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.The New York Democrat said Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should discuss why Sessions participated in the decision to fire Comey despite recusing himself and whether Rosenstein acted on his own when recommending Comey’s dismissal or whether he was order to do so by the White House.Schumer also repeated his call for a special counsel to investigate ties between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government.He also said the administration should answer why the president didn’t wait until the Justice Department’s inspector general issued a report on Comey’s much-criticized actions regarding the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.___9:50 a.m.Amid Democratic calls for a special prosecutor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says a new investigation of Russia meddling could only serve to impede the current probes underway.McConnell spoke on the Senate floor as Democratic senators gathered to try to pressure the GOP over President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.McConnell didn’t give his own view on Trump’s decision to fire Comey. But he noted that Democrats had repeatedly criticized Comey in the past, and had called for his removal.Following McConnell on the floor, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for a special prosecutor.But McConnell said: “Today we’ll no doubt hear calls for a new investigation which could only serve to impede the current work being done.”The Senate and House intelligence committees are investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election and Russian ties to the Trump campaign.___9:40 a.m.Sen. Lindsey Graham says he doesn’t believe a special prosecutor should be considered unless the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russia becomes a criminal matter.It’s now a counterintelligence investigation.The South Carolina Republican says if it becomes “a criminal investigation where the Trump campaign may be exposed to criminal charges, then that’s the time to have that conversation.”Graham says he’s confident the FBI’s investigation won’t be hampered by President Donald Trump’s firing of the bureau’s director, James Comey.___9:30 a.m.Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Moscow isn’t concerned about the firing of the FBI director.Dmitry Peskov says Russia hopes that President Donald Trump’s decision to fire the FBI’s James Comey won’t affect U.S.-Russia ties “in any way.”Peskov calls it “an entirely domestic matter” for the United States.___9:10 a.m.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is reacting sarcastically to questions about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.Lavrov and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were asked during a photo-op whether Comey’s firing cast a shadow over the meeting between the two diplomats.Lavrov said: “Was he fired? You’re kidding. You’re kidding.” Then the Russian diplomat waved his hand dismissively and exited the room alongside Tillerson.The meeting comes amid growing concerns about Trump’s decision to fire the head of the law enforcement agency investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion by Trump’s campaign.Lavrov is scheduled to meet later Wednesday with Trump at the White House.__8:50 a.m.President Donald Trump is attacking Sen. Richard Blumenthal for criticizing his firing of FBI Director James Comey.The Connecticut Democrat appeared on MSNBC and CNN Wednesday morning. On CNN, Blumenthal said that the firing had prompted a “looming constitutional crisis.”Trump tweeted Wednesday that he was watching Blumenthal speak, calling it a “joke.” He criticized Blumenthal for past statements that he served in Vietnam, saying he “would talk of his great bravery and conquests in Vietnam – except he was never there.”Trump said that Blumenthal “cried like a baby” when caught and that he should be investigated.Trump has previously attacked Blumenthal over statements that he served in Vietnam. Blumenthal was in the Marine Corps Reserves at the time but did not fight in Vietnam.__7:40 a.m.President Donald Trump says that Republicans and Democrats will soon “be thanking me” for firing FBI Director James Comey.Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning that Comey had “lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike.” He added: “when things calm down, they will be thanking me!”Trump abruptly fired Comey Tuesday night. The surprise decision came amid the law enforcement agency’s investigation into whether Trump’s presidential campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election.__7:24 a.m.President Donald Trump says fired FBI Director James Comey “will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI.”In an early-morning tweet Wednesday, Trump attacked Democrats critical of his firing of Comey.Trump said that Democrats “have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!”Trump abruptly fired Comey in the midst of the law enforcement agency’s investigation into whether Trump’s presidential campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election.___4:40 a.m.Amid the clamor surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump singled out one another Washington fixture for his scorn.The president went to his Twitter account late Tuesday to chide Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a fellow New Yorker, for comments the Democrat made about the stunning dismissal.Trump had telephoned Schumer earlier to inform him of the decision. Schumer said he told Trump that “you are making a big mistake.” Schumer also questioned why the firing occurred on Tuesday and wondered whether investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia were “getting too close for the president.” He said unless a special prosecutor is named, Americans could rightfully wonder whether the move was “part of a cover-up.”Trump fired back with a tweet exclaiming: “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer stated recently, ‘I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.’ Then acts so indignant.”___3:35 a.m.President Donald Trump’s stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey throws into question the future of a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russia. It immediately raised suspicions of an underhanded effort to stymie a probe that has shadowed the administration from the outset.Democrats likened the firing to President Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” and renewed calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor, and some Republicans also questioned the move.In his letter to Comey, Trump said the firing was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI. The administration paired the letter with a scathing review by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of how Comey handled the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s email practices, including his decision to hold a news conference announcing its findings and releasing “derogatory information” about Clinton.__11:05 p.m.FBI Director James Comey was speaking to agents at the FBI’s field office in Los Angeles when the news of his firing broke.That’s according to a law enforcement official who was present at the time Tuesday. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to discuss the situation publicly.The official says television screens in the field office began flashing the news, and Comey initially chuckled. But he continued to speak to the agents, finishing his speech before heading into an office. He did not reappear in the main room.Comey later left Los Angeles on a plane to return to Washington. Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/10130637/US-Comey-Timeline-CR.mp400:0000:0001:52Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A timeline of events that led up to President Donald Trump abruptly firing FBI Director James Comey in the midst of the agency’s investigation into whether Trump’s presidential campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election. Share
By Lauren Victory Burke, NNPA Newswire ContributorPresident Donald Trump went on a racist screed on Twitter and attacked Democratic congresswomen of color and their ancestry. The 45th President, who succeeded the first African American President of the United States, Barack Obama, has often attacked Black female elected officials, such as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Black athletes, immigrants, and other women of color.As is his general habit, Trump lies in his communications and brands places where people of color reside as dangerous. President Trump has a long history of racism as does his late father, Fred Trump. Fred Trump was arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Queens, New York on May 30, 1927 when he was 21.Trump’s direct messages or racism and xenophobia to his base have increased as the 2020 presidential campaign gets fully underway. The Iowa Caucuses are 203 days away as of July 14. Shown in this photo are , U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley.Their company, Trump Properties, was sued by the Justice Department for housing discrimination against Blacks in 1973. On May 1, 1989, Donald Trump took out ads in several of New York’s major newspapers demanding that the Central Park Five be given the death penalty. Even though the five have been exonerated, Trump has never admitted he was wrong or apologized.A hint of Trump’s racist views now on international display in The White House, was seen in 1989 as Trump linked the Central Park Five case to an overall decline in society.“At what point did we cross the line from the fine and noble pursuit of genuine civil liberties to the reckless and dangerously permissive atmosphere which allows criminals of every age to beat and rape a helpless woman and laugh at her family’s anguish? And why do they laugh? The laugh because they know that soon, very soon, they will be returned to the street to rape and maim and kill once again,” Trump said in a 1989 interview.On July 14, 2019, Trump wrote, “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……” read one communication on Twitter the morning of July 14.Consistent with his racist attacks and communications both verbal and on social media, President Trump attacked three Congresswomen of color who have gained national prominence as they oppose Trump’s policies: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).Trump implied in a series of consecutive messages on Twitter on July 14 that the Congresswomen weren’t born in the United States and added, “they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”Rep. Illan was born in Somalia and her family arrived in New York on 1992 and secured asylum in the U.S. in 1995. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx, New York and Rep. Pressley was born in Chicago, Ill. Another Congresswoman Trump has attacked before, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), was born in Detroit, Michigan.Though Trump did not name who specifically he was referring to, the context of his communication on Twitter was clear to political observers. Earlier in July, Trump referenced the three women. All three, as well as many other members, have been outspoken about Trump’s immigration policies.The conditions of detention facilities at the Mexican border came into stark light after Vice President Pence visited a center on June 12. Video from the visit showed a large group of Mexican men grouped in a fenced in enclosure with no cots, food and few signs of running water or other basic needs.Trump’s direct messages or racism and xenophobia to his base have increased as the 2020 presidential campaign gets fully underway. The Iowa Caucuses are 203 days away as of July 14.Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist and writer for NNPA as well as a political analyst and strategist as Principal of Win Digital Media LLC. She may be contacted at LBurke007@gmail.com and on Twitter at @LVBurke