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

Checkoff Watch: Using social media to get dairy’s story out there

first_imgMisled, uninformed and agenda-driven groups love to use social media to spread misinformation about how you farm and the milk you produce. The checkoff is doing something about that. Consumer confidence in milk and other dairy products is important to the success of American dairy farmers. New expectations about food grow while generations drift further from the farm. They demand more but know less.advertisementadvertisementThis is why the dairy farmer leaders of the checkoff have directed staff to take control of the dialogue, tell the positive stories and get into public conversations in a credible way.The checkoff’s industry-wide Consumer Confidence Program is built to shape and change consumer perception and behavior. To do so will require all of us working together along with friends and partners talking about topics important to consumers.We must show them, involve them in the story, connect emotionally and reach them in the many places they live on- and off-line. It requires transparency and being open, honest, candid and sometimes edgier than our conservative industry has ever been.The system to make the conversations oursWe’ve built a system over the last few years through which all content can be leveraged. The two biggest pieces are Dairy Good, which is where our stories live (and its social media properties), and “Where Good Comes From,” the umbrella theme for the whole industry to use. We’re asking our food service and health professional partners to adopt it as well.As part of the industry, we ask all of you to take that personal step, transparently, to get the conversations started and enter other conversations as advocates. It won’t always be easy, and sometimes it will feel painful because it will attract the anti-animal ag activists. But we’re ready for that.advertisementWe are generating entertaining and engaging content about dairy to share with consumers and thought leaders, in ways and in places that address how those audiences want to have dialogue. One example is “The Udder Truth,” a video series on the Dairy Good website and elsewhere, that launched in July, that uses real dairy farmers to bust common myths about dairy.We’re using a variety of methods to bolster consumer confidence in dairy, and we’ll keep looking for new ways. How you take part not only helps your operation; it helps all farmers. PDOn the webDairyGood – Click here or on its social media properties, such as Twitterto find the many ways the dairy checkoff is building and reinforcing consumer trust in you and your products.Dairy.org – Visit to learn more about your checkoff and find links to all your local promotion organizations.Your Dairy Checkoff in Action – The following update is provided by Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff program on behalf of America’s dairy producers and dairy importers. DMI is the domestic and international planning and management organization responsible for increasing sales of and demand for dairy products and ingredients.Test your answerWhere can you go to find dairy stories to share with consumers?ANSWER: Tell everyone you know to visit the Dairy Good website to find and share fun, compelling and shareable stories about what you do to reinforce consumer confidence in dairy.Local spotlightYour state and regional promotion organizations work with national and local partners to showcase dairy locally, recognizing the value of dairy farm families and moving more product. The following are some highlights of how these offices are reaching consumers through social media channels.advertisementUnited Dairymen of IdahoUnited Dairymen of Idaho (UDI) started a video blog featuring a registered dietitian. Here’s an example done during National Women’s Health Week.UDI also is encouraging its dairy farmers to use social media channels to give consumers a snapshot into their farm lives. Some examples include @jacksonfamilyfarm (Instagram) and Liberty Ranch LLC (Facebook).Western Dairy AssociationThe Western Dairy Association (WDA) continues to advance consumer confidence by sharing content through its social sites. The WDA created the “Stand Up for Ag” initiative and provides training for dairy farmers and other agricultural community members on how to use social media. The WDA also shares dairy farm videos on its Facebook page (Western Dairy Association) in addition to memes that convey positive farm messages.Arizona Milk ProducersArizona dairy farmers work hard to keep their cows cool in the summer by installing high-tech fans and misting systems. One dairy has a temperature gauge in the corrals that shows the outside temperature and shade temperature. Arizona Milk Producers shared an image of the cows in the corral on its social channels to prove, without a doubt, these cows are comfortable. The social posts reached almost 100,000 impressions, with many people praising farmers for their efforts.American DairyAssociation, IndianaA group of Indiana bloggers toured Kuehnert Dairy Farm in Fort Wayne. The bloggers got to see how technology such as robotic milking machines, cow brushes and feed pushers work on a modern family farm. The group also toured Prairie Farms Dairy to see how milk is tested, pasteurized, homogenized and bottled. The bloggers shared their experience on YouTube.last_img read more

Our west London Championship team of the week

first_imgColin is in terrific form at the moment and as well as being defensively solid, he is offering more going forward. That was certainly the case at Loftus Road, where he spent much of the match in the final third of the pitch. His right-sided partnership with Josh Clarke tore Rangers to shreds. Harlee Dean (Brentford) The Brentford captain was superb, winning countless headers and challenges. On the one occasion Idrissa Sylla found some space the R’s striker was denied by a goal-line clearance from John Egan, who was also outstanding for the Bees. Tomas Kalas (Fulham) The on-loan Chelsea defender had a fine game at the heart of the Fulham defence. He was strong in the air and gave Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells nothing. Scott Malone (Fulham) Restored to the Fulham side and responded with a fine display. He was defensively solid and always eager to get forward. Josh Clarke (Brentford) Embed from Getty Images Brentford are celebrating their first win at QPR for 52 years, while Fulham enjoyed a great weekend as well, thrashing Huddersfield 5-0 at Craven Cottage.Here’s our west London Championship team of the week:AdChoices广告 Dan Bentley (Brentford) Alex Smithies was the only QPR player to emerge with any credit from their 2-0 defeat, but Bentley was excellent again. Calm and composed, the Bees keeper did not put a foot wrong. Maxime Colin (Brentford) Embed from Getty Images Tom Cairney was excellent for Fulham, but Clarke can’t be overlooked after a brilliant performance for Brentford at QPR. He scored their first goal and destroyed left-back Jack Robinson with his pace, particularly in the first half. Ryan Woods (Brentford) Ran the midfield – as has become the norm for him – against Rangers. An absolutely terrific display. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) Has had his detractors since his move from Walsall but scored his first goal for Brentford and put in a fine performance on a memorable night for his club. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) Another Chelsea youngster catching the eye on loan at Fulham. Tends to drift in and out of games but when in full flow he has obvious ability and potential. He has an end product too – his goal against Huddersfield took his tally for the season to three and he created a number of other openings. Sone Aluko (Fulham)Brilliant for the Whites, particularly during a second-half spell when he was unstoppable. Chris Martin (Fulham) Scott Hogan had a frustrating time in front of goal for Brentford although his overall showing was very good. Martin, on the other hand, has had no problems finding the net of late – his brace on Saturday made it four goals in as many matches for the on-loan striker. See also:Bees beat woeful QPR in derby clash’Pressure’ will not help QPR – HasselbainkSmith savours historic Bees win but fears for MacleodBrentford defeat worse than Newcastle thrashing – HasselbainkQPR v Brentford player ratingsTwo for Martin as Fulham thrash HuddersfieldFans deserved Fulham win – JokanovicChelsea youngster ‘a very good talent’ – Terriers boss  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles British Banks Won’t Tell You About This System x No Senior in Local Area Should Go Without This £49 Smartwatch x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x £190 Investment To A Second Salary Every Month! x Pole Vaulter Allison Stokke is Finally Talking About the Photo Changing Her Life x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more