Pentagon approves deployment of National Guard for upcoming demonstrations

first_imgBiden signs executive orders regarding COVID-19 response January 22, 2021 AdvertisementA planned protest will occur on Wednesday’s congressional meeting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump.DC’s attorney general, Karl Racine said, in a statement that while DC respects freedom of speech and the right to protest, “the Constitution does not grant the right to commit violence or vandalize property, and there is certainly no right to engage in acts of hate.”A chemical-biological response team will be on standby if needed, the defense official said, which is standard practice for any large event. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments The pension and perks Trump will get — If he keeps it January 20, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Joe BidenNational GuardWashington Advertisement The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Fugitive accused of child rape in Washington arrested off Fort Myers coast May 19, 2021 WASHINGTON — A request from the mayor of Washington to deploy DC National Guard forces to the city to support local authorities during pro-Trump demonstrations scheduled in the city this week was approved, a defense official told CNN.Mayor Muriel Bowser made the request Thursday in a letter addressed to Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, the commanding general of the DC National Guard, in which she referenced protests in the city in November and December that “resulted in a large influx of participants, violence and criminal activity.”“No DCNG personnel shall be armed during this mission, and at no time, will DCNG personnel or assets be engaged in domestic surveillance, searches, or seizures of US persons,” Bowser, a Democrat, wrote in the letter.DC Police Chief Robert Contee said that the National Guard will assist with “crowd management” and traffic control, freeing the city’s police officers to focus on potential acts of violence and other security issues. Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Here’s a schedule of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration Day events January 20, 2021last_img read more

Briefly noted: Free cancer screening event Nov. 3; Local Pembroke Hill students earn National Merit Commended status

first_imgUniversity of Kansas Medical Center Dermatologist Rachel Flenderer performing a cancer screening. Photo credit University of Kansas Cancer Center.Free cancer screening event in northern Overland Park Nov. 3. The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Overland Park Masonic Lodge No. 436 are teaming up to offer a free cancer screening event next Saturday, Nov. 3. The event, which will be held at the Lodge at 8109 Overland Park Drive in Overland Park, will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Services offered include: skin and prostate cancer screenings; Screen-to-Save colon cancer home screening kits; Body Mass Index assessments; and breath tests to measure exposure to carbon monoxide.Four NEJC students at Pembroke Hill earn National Merit Commended Student status. Four Pembroke Hill students who live in northeast Johnson County have earned National Merit Commended status. The top 50,000 students out of the 1.6 million to take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test earn Semifinalist or Commended Student status. The students are:Zosia Czerwinski, FairwayEmily Dickey, Mission HillsDaniela Rodriguez-Chavez, Roeland ParkAnna Shulman, Overland Parklast_img read more

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‘Better offer from Bournemouth’ sees Arsenal player become Plan B

first_imgCD Leganes defender Diego Rico has been attracting interest from Spain and England in the summer transfer window. The 25-year-old has been on the radar of Real Sociedad and AFC Bournemouth. The San Sebatsian based outfit announced Asier Garitano as their new manager earlier in May. Prior to his move to Anoeta, he spent five seasons with Leganes. The new Sociedad boss is aware of Rico’s abilities, having coached him for two seasons with the Los Pepineros.Accoridng to Catalan newspaper Sport, Garitano is an admirer of Rico. He wanted to sign the full-back for his new club. However, the La Liga outfit are facing competition from Eddie Howe’s side.The report claims Rico has received a ‘better offer from Bournemouth’, which has forced Real Sociedad look elsewhere in the transfer market. Garitano’s side have now set their sights on Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal.Embed from Getty ImagesMonreal’s contract with the north London club runs down in 2019. Bournemouth’s offer for Rico has forced Sociedad to make the 32-year-old Spain international their Plan B target for the left-back position.The Basque born player has been repeatedly linked with both Real Sociedad and Athletic Club Bilbao, and it’s almost certain the Bilbao club would provide competition if there’s any prospect of Monreal Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

Raelert triumphs in record time at rain-hit Ironman 70.3

first_imgTwo-time Ironman 70.3 world champion Michael Raelert lit up a rain-hit Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship in Phuket with a blazing performance that slashed eight minutes off the course record and saw him finish five minutes ahead of nearest rivals, Australians Richie Cunningham and Paul Matthews, to claim the US$12,000 top pro prize.  He made his record time of 03:51:36 despite the downpours on an unseasonable overcast day on the holiday island that played havoc on the bike course and brought heartbreak for hotly-tipped Ironman bike specialist Chris Lieto of the USA, who was forced to retire after crashing just 20k into the tough 90k ride.2011 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship winner Michael Raelert of Germany on the podium at Laguna Phuket with runner-up Richie Cunningham (left) and third-placed Paul Matthews (right), both of Australia. Raelert, making his first appearance in Phuket, was keen to end his season on a high note after injuries earlier this year forced him to abandon the defence of his Ironman 70.3 World Championship title at Las Vegas in September.He was among a field of 34 male and female international pro athletes and more than 1,000 age groupers competing the 1.9k swim, 90k bike and 21.1k run course for a slice of a US$75,000 pro purse and championship points, as well as coveted age group slots for the 2012 Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Championships.Raelert won with a swim time of 00:23:24; bike of 02:14:17 and run of 01:11:15.  Cunningham, Laguna Phuket Triathlon champion in 2008, was runner-up on 03:57:16 with a swim time of 00:23:55, bike of 02:14:07 and run of 01:16:44; and Matthews finished on 03:58:24 with a swim time of 00:23:39, bike of 02:14:14 and run of 01:18:02.In the women’s pro field, Melissa Rollison of Australia, reigning Ironman 70.3 world champion and last year’s Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship runner-up, cruised to an emphatic victory and claimed the US$12,000 top prize in 04:17:01, a massive 13 minutes ahead of Switzerland’s Natascha Badmann on 04:30:42.Reigning Ironman 70.3 World Champion Melissa Rollison of Australia celebrates her victory at Laguna Phuket in the Ironman 70.3 Asia- Pacific Championship.They were joined in third place by the previous week’s Laguna Phuket Triathlon women’s champion Radka Vodickova of the Czech Republic, who shrugged off a knee injury sustained a few days earlier in a bike accident with a gutsy run in her first-ever Ironman 70.3 that saw her surge through the field to finish on 04:34:50, dashing the podium hopes of rising UK star Emma-Kate Lidbury.Rollison won with a swim time of 00:27:32; bike of 02:36:29 and run of 01:19:44; Badmann was runner-up with a swim time of 00:30:00; bike of 02:26:01 and run of 01:30:57; and Vodickova finished with a swim time of 00:26:13, bike of 02:39:04 and run of 01:26:26.Raelert was a commanding presence early in the race, overtaking swim leader Daniel Halksworth of the UK on the water exit to join the leading bike pack of Lieto, Cunningham, Matthews, Matt Reed of the USA and Jason McHugh of Australia.After Lieto crashed out he was content to stay among the pack as the skies darkened and rain poured down, but at the run transition – with weather conditions more favourable for runners – he took the lead, stretching it to more than two minutes at the half-way point of the two-loop course.“The conditions out on the bike course were incredible, it was dark with torrential rain,” Raelert said.  “We had to slow down, but that meant I could relax a bit and prepare for the run.“This is just a fantastic event.  Even when the rain was coming down the people were still lining the roads cheering us on.  It really encouraged all of us.“After the setbacks of this season it’s great to end on a high note with a good win and I’m sure this will be a springboard for my next season.”It was a disappointing day for three-time Laguna Phuket Triathlon champion and crowd favourite Massimo Cigana.  The Italian, who won his third LPT title the previous weekend and was bidding to follow-up his runner-up place in last year’s Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship, finished sixth in 04:01:54.But it was a good day for Australia, with five Australians among the top eight men’s prize positions and three in the women’s top eight, including winner Melissa Rollison.Top Thai male finisher was the country’s fast-rising triathlete star Jaray Jearanai of Phuket, in a personal best of 04:38:38 on his home course, with a swim time of 00:32:57, bike of 02:30:36 and run of 01:31:13.  Top Thai female was Nampetch Porntharukcharoen in 06:22:28, with a swim time of 00:45:09, bike of 03:18:24 and run of 02:09:55.The day was also a triumph for the oldest competitor, 79 years-old Hiromu Inada of Japan, who finished in 06:42:01 with a swim time of 00:45:41, bike of 03:30:30 and run of 02:15:26.(Laguna-Phuket PR)last_img read more

Drug dealers use ‘Steph Curry’ likeness to market heroin

first_imgSteph Curry (AP File Photo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Philadelphia drug dealers looking to market their heroin as top of the line are stamping packets with the likeness of Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry.Regional transit police chief Thomas Nestel tweeted a picture of several packets featuring Curry’s face and name. His caption read, “Thinking Steph Curry wouldn’t be happy that he is this week’s brand for heroin in Philly.”Philadelphia is known for having the most potent heroin in the country.Nestel says he noticed the Curry heroin-branding this week after an officer stopped a man with the packets.Nestel says the approach is “definitely unique” for Philadelphia. He says he hasn’t seen drug dealers taking the names of other athletes or celebrities to promote their wares.___Online: read more

Serena Williams says it’s unfair she’s drug-tested more

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Serena Williams says it isn’t fair that she has been drug-tested more than other American tennis players this year. US tennis player Serena Williams reacts, during a press conference ahead of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday July 1, 2018. (Jed Leicester/Pool Photo via AP) “Just test everyone equally,” the seven-time Wimbledon champion said Sunday at a pre-tournament news conference.She was asked about the issue because of a recent report by Deadspin that said Williams had been checked five times in 2018 by June, more than other U.S. women and men in the sport.U.S. Anti-Doping Agency spokesman Brad Horn told The Associated Press that the five tests conducted on Williams were a result of three visits from a test collector.“It is standard practice on many testing missions to obtain both urine and blood samples, resulting in multiple samples from a single testing mission,” Horn said.Williams returned to competition this season after missing more than a year as a result of pregnancy. The 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter last September.Williams said she found it “a little frustrating” that she was deemed to have missed a test last month when a sample collector showed up at her house about 12 hours earlier than the time she had indicated she’d be available.“I’m totally OK with testing and I encourage it,” Williams said.She added: “It’s just about being equal and not centering one person out.”As part of USADA’s “intelligent” out-of-competition testing program, it is not unusual for top athletes — those who have had sustained success in their sport — to be tested more often than others. It also is not unusual for athletes who have taken long breaks to be subject to additional testing because of natural physiological changes that might have occurred during the time off.Tennis players can be tested by more than one agency, too.Williams’ complaints about unequal testing were mentioned Sunday to Roger Federer, who estimated he has been tested seven times in the last month, including in-competition and out-of-competition.“In the village I live in, in Switzerland, the tester lives in the same village, so it’s very convenient. It’s very convenient. If he’s bored at home, he probably just says, ‘Let me check in on Roger to see if he’s having a good time.’ Anyway, it’s only going to take 10 minutes, whatever,” Federer said. “I’ve been tested quite a bit, quite frequently out of competition.”But he also noted that he’s only been asked to provide a sample once while he’s been in Dubai, his base for the past 15 years. He called that lack of tests “quite disappointing.”“I think it varies from place to place that you spend your time in. Maybe that’s the part I don’t like so much: the inconsistency of the places where they test,” Federer said, adding that more funding is needed for doping control.“I don’t believe there’s ever going to be enough testing,” Federer said. “What’s important is these people are professional, they know what they’re doing, they treat you like humans, not like criminals. Then it’s OK. But I understand the frustration sometimes. I have it, too.”___AP National Writer Eddie Pells in Colorado Springs, Colorado, contributed to this report.___More AP tennis coverage: read more

Tiger Woods ties PGA record for most wins

first_img43-year-old Tiger Woods captures the Zozo Championship in Japan. (Photo: / video capture)by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior CorrespondentTiger Woods’ fantastic year continued in Japan, where he set another record.The 43-year-old captured the Zozo Championship in Japan with a dominating wire-to-wire victory and tying Hall of Famer Sam Snead for the most career PGA Tour wins with 83.Woods also became just the 5th player to win a major championship plus an additional PGA Tour event in the same calendar year at age 43 or older.Woods shot -19 under par to claim a three-stroke victory over Japanese favorite, Hideki Matsuyama on Monday, Oct. 28.His record-tying victory was no easy feat.Woods and the rest of the field had to endure rain and wind throughout the week, forcing golfers to play 29 holes on Sunday.The Zozo Championships didn’t conclude until early Monday, but Woods, who has endured multiple back and knee surgeries, never let up.“Five days at the top of the board is a long time, man,” Woods told reporters after his stunning victory. “It was definitely stressful.”In May, after an 11-year drought, Woods finally won his 15th major championship. He came back from a 2-shot deficit to defeat frontrunners Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Xander Schauffele to win the Masters.In Japan, Woods made 27 birdies and finished among the leaders in fairways and greens hit and putts made per green in regulation.“This was big. Hideki made it tight,” Woods told a CBS Sports reporter. “It was a lot closer than what people probably thought. Hideki did what he needed to do to put heat on me. It came down to the last hole.”Commentators for CBS Sports, which broadcast the tournament, stated that the match wasn’t “Woods simply getting hot with the flat stick for a week, it was a legit win against a loaded field that will undoubtedly result in Woods picking himself for the President’s Cup team at the beginning of next month.”Woods is serving as captain of the team this year.“What is true about Tiger now has always been true about Tiger: If his body is healthy, he will win events,” CBS’ Kyle Porter stated.last_img read more

Tuchel has convinced Barça target Gundogan to stay at Dortmund

first_img Sport EN 28/06/2015 The player has spoken with new manager Thomas Tuchel and has been convinced to stay, despite interest from big European clubs such as Barcelona. Everything points towards Gundogan seeing out his contract, which he has at Dortmund until June 30th 2016. Upd. at 18:01 “There are various factors [at Dortmund] in favour of Ilkay, in order to get back to his previous best in an atmosphere that is familiar and comfortable,” said his agent Ilhan Gundogan last week. Tuchel believes that the central midfielder can be one of the key parts of his squad as he tries to put Dortmund back on their previous pedestal.center_img Gundogan returned from a long-term injury in October, missing out on the 2014 World Cup, but went on to play 23 games. He is still, however, far from at his best. Germany international midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who has previously seemed to want to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of this season, could stay put according to information from Kicker’s website. CESTlast_img read more

Security patrol for health service

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Security guards and nightly mobile patrol services are part of heightened safety measures announced for Kooweerup Regional…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img