Can We Trust Trump?

first_imgSome arm chair economists say this is not going to happen since a trade war would be just as disastrous for the Chinese economy as for the U.S. economy. One tells us farmers just need to “Don’t flinch. And don’t undermine U.S. leadership as that will accomplish Beijing’s goal.”  This is easy to say from a room full of books rather than from a barn full of soybean seeds, bought on credit and ready to be planted. Farmers are about to risk it all hoping mother nature will give them enough rain and sun to grow the crop and that the market will give them a price high enough to at least cover costs.  Yet, some leaders are asking farmers to sit quietly and trust Trump which is a tall order for many growers. The President has said if the NAFTA talks don’t produce an agreement by the end of May, he is going to walk. He has already walked on the TPP deal that would have lowered tariffs on U .S. farm exports to 11 Asian nations by 40%. Now steel import tariffs have been placed on Chinese steel, prompting a pending retaliation by China on U.S. soybeans, pork, beef, ethanol, wine, and more.  This has prompted a definite turn  in farmer opinions. The latest Purdue/CME Group Farmer Attitude Barometer showed a dip in optimism related to the announcement of steel tariffs and the possibility of a trade war with China. This dip in optimism is with good reason as the stakes are high for U.S. agriculture. Ag Economist at Purdue Dr. Wally Tyner has estimated a worst-case scenario could see Chinese imports of U.S. soybeans drop by 71 percent, total U.S. soybean exports could fall by 40 percent, and total U.S. soybean production could decrease by 17 percent. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said this week in Ohio that President Trump is not going to let farmers be the losers in a trade war, “I spoke with him personally last night. He called me to say, ‘while you’re in Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky, you make sure our farmers know that I won’t let them be the casualties in these trade disputes.’ He understands that agriculture, based on its bountiful production, is always the tip of the spear in retaliatory measures, and he’s convinced (that won’t) be the case.”  While these are reassuring words, the escalating war of words between Washington and Beijing are keeping farmers and the farm markets on edge. Facebook Twitter Home Commentary Can We Trust Trump? By Gary Truitt – Apr 8, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter So can we trust Trump? I hope so because, if he wins this high stakes global deal making game, it will lead to expanded trade opportunities for U.S. agriculture. Yet I remember the Russian grain embargo, when President Carter and the U.S. State Department sold American agriculture down the river and used food as a diplomatic tool. This plunged the farm economy into a depression that it did not recover from for a decade.  We should always be skeptical when we hear words from Washington, especially when our future is at stake.By Gary Truitt SHARE Can We Trust Trump? Remember the last election when the majority of farmers in the Midwest excitedly went to the polls and voted for Donald Trump? He promised real change in Washington. He promised to put the brakes on the EPA, support the RFS, and limit government regulations. That was just what we wanted to hear.  He also promised to get out of TPP, tear up NAFTA, and get tough with China.  Well, so far we have got most of what we voted for, but now it does not look so good. Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 9, 2018Next articlePurdue Professor: China and U.S. Economies Stand to Lose About the Same Gary Truittlast_img read more

Frogs drop to No. 4 in AP Poll, No. 3 in coaches poll

first_imgTwitter Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Dean Straka Previous articleFrogs win instant classic over Texas Tech, 55-52Next articleTCU baseball players reflect on summer league experience Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) catches a pass against Texas Tech defensive back Thierry Nguema (17) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Lubbock, Texas. TCU won 55-52. (AP Photo/LM Otero) ReddIt Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor printThe Horned Frogs lost ground once again in the AP Poll Sunday afternoon, falling from No. 3 to No. 4 despite narrowly escaping Texas Tech in Lubbock on Saturday. The team also dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 in USA Today’s Amway Coaches Poll.It was the second occasion this season in which the Frogs fell in the AP poll, previously dropping from No. 2 to No. 3 after narrowly defeating Minnesota in week one.The Ole Miss Rebels gained sole possession of the No. 3 spot in the AP Poll, having defeated Vanderbilt 27-16 in Oxford, Mississippi Saturday. The Frogs and Rebels finished last weekend at an exact tie for No. 3.Meanwhile,  Michigan State took over the No. 2 spot in the coaches poll, a spot TCU had regained last week after a win over SMU combined with an Alabama loss.Also notable was that Oregon dropped out of the AP Poll for the first time since 2009. The Ducks were blown out by Utah 62-20 Saturday night in their own backyard at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.Sunday’s rankings however were a wake up call for the Frogs, who have slowly been trending in the wrong direction in the polls since their opener.TCU has yet to cover the spread for any of their games against FBS opponents this season. Saturday’s spread was 9.5 in favor of the Frogs, but the team only won by a mere three points, propelled by an improbable tipped touchdown catch by Aaron Green in the final half-minute of play.While the Frogs remain undefeated, sitting at 4-0, Saturday’s outing was another shaky performance by a team that has been plagued with injuries on both sides of the ball. The latest victim for TCU was senior reciever Ty Slanina, who went down with a broken collarbone Saturday and is expected to miss the rest of the season.“I told you it wasn’t going to be easy this year,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said in Saturday’s post game press conference. “Do you think you can write a nice story and we’re going to win by 30 points? That’s not happening in the Big 12, not when you play six games on the road.”While the Frogs put up 750 yards of offense against Texas Tech, propelled by a TCU single game record of 267 receiving yards by wide receiver Josh Doctson, the defense’s outing didn’t help the Frogs case in the rankings. The depleted unit allowed 607 yards of offense to the unranked Red Raiders.Penalties also plagued the Frogs Saturday. The team allowed 110 penalty yards over 10 calls.A personal foul on Chris Bradley on what would have been the last play of the game even gave the Red Raiders an extra shot to convert with zero seconds left on the clock in fourth quarter. The Red Raiders nearly did, taking the ball all the way within the 10 yard line after a series of completed laterals.Patterson was not pleased with his team’s lack of discipline.“We had hoped for a field goal and then we’d throw the quarterback down,” Patterson said. “We’d get hands to the face when we had them [Texas Tech] on fourth down. You can’t win ballgames and play like that.”For Patterson though, all that matters is outplaying the opponent, no matter how pretty the performance may be.“I’m just glad we’re here at 55-52,” Patterson said. “We’ve got to go back to the drawing board and try to get better and see if we can find a way to beat Texas by one point.” + posts ReddIt Dean Straka Twitter Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Dean Straka Dean Straka Dean Straka Linkedin Facebook Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Facebooklast_img read more

RSF urges Bahrain to drop charges against correspondent Nazeeha Saeed

first_img Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat detained over tweet about religion Nazeeha Saeed, former Bahrain correspondent of France 24 and Radio Monte-Carlo Doualiya, was accused by the information ministry last summer of working as foreign correspondent without authorization after the ministry refused to renew her accreditation in June. She is facing a possible fine of up to 1,000 dinars (2,400 euros).“RSF reiterates its request for the charges against this journalist to be dropped to allow her to renew her permit and work in the country again, without fear of reprisals,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk.“More broadly, RSF condemns increasing intimidation of journalists in the country and, in particular, a tougher attitude noticed recently towards the international media.” Saeed is the only journalist to have been charged, but her case is not unique. Last year, the authorities refused to renew the accreditation of at least five local journalists working for international news organizations, including Agence France-Presse (AFP), the Associated Press, France 24 and Reuters.The former AFP photographer in the country, Mohammed Al Shaikh, whose accreditation was also not renewed in 2016, was arrested in March this year when he returned from a foreign trip. He was questioned about his work for several hours at the offices of the Criminal Investigation Department before being released without charge. More recently, hearings in two cases against the noted blogger and human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, due to have been held on 16 and 17 May, were postponed until 30 May and 14 June because of his state of health. He underwent surgery in April and was unable to attend court. One of the cases concerns television interviews about human rights in Bahrain that he gave in 2014 and 2015 and the other concerns a series of tweets criticizing the military intervention in Yemen and the use of torture in Bahrain’s Jaw prison. Another case that is a cause of concern for RSF is that of 29-year-old sports photograph Hassan Ghareeb, who was arrested while he was covering a match at the Al-Ahli football club’s ground in Manama.According to our sources, he was arrested in June 2014 and held for three-and-a-half months, accused of having taken part in an attack on a police checkpoint while he was actually at the Al-Ittihad football club.He was sentenced in September 2015 to five years’ imprisonment, although he was not taken into custody at the time. RSF is still unaware of the reasons for his arrest. An appeal is scheduled to be heard on 6 June. Bahrain is among the countries in the Middle East with the most journalists in prison, with at least 14 behind bars, including citizen journalists. It is ranked 164th of 180 countries in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunity Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Bahrain authorities to drop its prosecution of the journalist Nazeeha Saeed on the eve of a verdict in her case, and to halt their efforts to intimidate journalists. News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunity News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts January 25, 2017 Find out more Follow the news on Bahrain News May 24, 2017 RSF urges Bahrain to drop charges against correspondent Nazeeha Saeed January 13, 2017 Find out more News to go further RSF calls for human rights defender’s release Bahrain urged to drop charges against correspondent October 13, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick gunman thanks judge for eight year sentence

first_img TAGSlimerick WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Limerick gunman Jason FreyneLimerick gunman Jason Freyne“IT WAS over my Da. That’s why I shot him”.That was the response of Jason Freyne as he was jailed for eight years for firing a sawn-off shotgun into a crowd, which included children, outside a house in Limerick last year.Judge Tom O’Donnell said that the 23-year-old Limerick man, of no fixed abode, was being sentenced for “riding around the streets of Limerick with an adapted shotgun and being prepared to use it”.During the sentence hearing at Limerick Circuit Court last Friday, Judge O’Donnell heard that Jason Freyne got hold of a single barrelled sawn-off shot gun “with ease” before texting his mother telling her he was sorry and was going on a “rampage”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On the afternoon of May 9, 2005, Freyne loaded the shotgun, put it in a backpack and cycled to the Hyde Road where he opened fire at a group wounding a 42-year-old man who was hit in the hands and legs.He rode away on his bike, but was seen cycling on the Condell Road by an off-duty Garda. He was arrested in a laneway near Henry Street Garda Station as he tried to get the gun out of the backpack which also contained a balaclava, gloves and two shotgun cartridges.He was wearing a bullet proof vest and said his life was under threat.He said he was shot at the previous day on his way to gym when a man pulled up beside and drew a gun. However he said he shot the man in the face first.However Gardaí said that this was a total fabrication.The shotgun Freyne was carrying had the stock shortened and was in good working order. Firearms residue was also found on his clothes.CCTV footage showed a cyclist leaving the scene after the shooting while Gardaí obtained additional footage taken on mobile phone by a person at the scene.In his sentencing address, Judge O’Donnell noted that the background of the incident stemmed from a dispute Freyne’s girlfriend had with members of the Casey family.This had nothing to do with victim, but the feud was running long and deep.Freyne then interrupted Judge O’Donnell and said “C’mere Tom, I’m involved in no feud or no gang. it was over my Da. That’s why I shot him”.Continuing his judgement, Judge O’Donnell said that the gun attack was opportunistic and not premeditated but noted the seriousness of firing a gun into a group including children.“There could have been fatal consequences over the reckless discharge of the gun and the threat to cause carnage in a call to his mother was quite disturbing”.Freyne, who has a “propensity for violence, showed a lack of planning and a lack of maturity given that the threat to his life was founded on fiction”, Judge O’Donnell said.Imposing an eight year sentence with the final two and half years suspended, Judge O’Donnell said that it was “alarming that he thought it was appropriate to be riding around Limerick with an adapted shotgun and was prepared to use it and indeed did use it while showing no remorse afterwards.”As he was taken into custody, Freyne turned to Judge O’Donnell and said “thanks Tom” . NewsLimerick gunman thanks judge for eight year sentenceBy Staff Reporter – May 16, 2016 1238 Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Email Previous article‘Urban Food Fest’ Limerick Street Food Event #bialuimníNext articleIDA accolades are good news for the Mid West Region Staff Reporter WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedinlast_img read more

Mayor wishes thousands of volunteers well ahead of Team Limerick Clean-Up…

first_imgLinkedin REPRO FREE20/01/2020Blue team – Mark O’Driscoll and Niall Ward underage hurling and football players with Kildimo – Pallaskenry GAA Club and Green team – Conor Blake and Liam Kiely underage hurling and football players with St. Patrick’s GAA Club were photographed with Paul O’Connell, TLC Ambassador and Cllr Adam Teskey – Deputy Mayor of the City and County of Limerick at the Launch of Team Limerick Clean Up 6 in the LIT Gaelic Grounds.Registration is now open for the sixth edition of Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC), due to take place on Good Friday, 10th April, across Limerick City and County. Volunteers are urged to sign up early at and join the 20,000+ volunteers expected to once again show their support for their locality.Pic: Don Moloney Advertisement Cllr Michael Collins said: “Good Friday has become synonymous with TLC in Limerick and it gives me great pleasure in wishing you all the very best of luck for this year’s Team Limerick Clean-Up.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  “It’s been an unusual 12 months and it’s great that some of our important annual events are being scheduled again.” “It is a credit to all the volunteers who are willing to give up their Good Friday morning to clean up their areas giving their homes and gardens a spring clean.” “You are showing true Limerick spirit.” “Communities right across Limerick have shown such resilience and fortitude in facing the Covid-19 pandemic and while we see the light at the end of the tunnel coming into focus, we still have a way to go. We need to stay strong and stay safe, and hold firm this little bit longer.” “Now while this year’s Team Limerick Clean-Up is a little different, it is no less important.” “We can support our neighbours and friends in helping to keep our neighbourhoods and estates clean and welcoming.” “I hope you enjoy TLC 2021 but remember to continue to follow the health guidelines while participating.” “Thanks once again to the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and Limerick City and County Council for funding and co-ordinating this great initiative, Mr Binman, Live95, Limerick Leader and Limerick Post who have always been fantastic supporters of it and of course to the thousands of volunteers.” “Go raibh míle maith agaibh agus Luimneach Abú!” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleMunster’s Tadhg Beirne nominated for Guinness Six Nations Player of the TournamentNext articleThe Mid-West region’s Happen Workspaces Network welcomes new rural strategy Sarah Carr Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostTLC6 Email NewsCommunityLimerickMayor wishes thousands of volunteers well ahead of Team Limerick Clean-Up 6By Sarah Carr – March 30, 2021 131 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash THE Mayor of the City and County of Limerick is wishing the thousands of people who have volunteered for this year’s Team Limerick Clean-Up the very best of luck this Good Friday [Friday 02 April 2021]. Twitterlast_img read more

NFL and Zebra Technologies to Discuss Real-Time Tracking and Key Insights Leading into Super…

first_img WhatsApp Facebook NFL and Zebra Technologies to Discuss Real-Time Tracking and Key Insights Leading into Super Bowl TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Twittercenter_img Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Pinterest LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, will host its annual Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. eastern. Representatives from Zebra and the NFL will share notable tracking data from the 2020-21 NFL season and contextualize the Super Bowl matchup with advanced statistics from the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They will also discuss Zebra’s six-plus-year partnership with the league and where it’s headed in the years to come. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: NFL and Zebra Technologies to Discuss Real-Time Tracking and Key Insights Leading into Super Bowl (Graphic: Business Wire) John Pollard, Vice President of Business Development for Zebra Sports will provide a deep dive into the player and ball tracking technology that powers the NFL’s Next Gen Stats. Pollard will touch on a handful of new statistical categories that were released this year and share key metrics from each team participating in the Super Bowl. NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent will also take part in the event. He will discuss how Zebra’s tracking data supports the league and teams. Vincent will also share details about the Vincent Country Safe Zone Activity Day taking place virtually with the students of Riverwalk STEM Academy at Just Elementary School, just three miles away from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida where the Super Bowl will be played. NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland will join the conversation to share his perspective on real-time tracking and his passion for philanthropy through Beyond the Basics – a charity he co-founded to empower youth to maximize their potential by exposing them to enriching experiences, opportunities and people. Zebra is now in its seventh year as the Official On-Field Player-Tracking Provider for the NFL. To enable the data collection, Zebra attaches RFID tags to player equipment and footballs, transmitting real-time location data to receivers positioned around the stadium that gather metrics such as player speed, distance traveled, orientation and acceleration. During the 2020-21 NFL season, Zebra tagged 2,880 players plus all the officials. As a global leader in location solutions, Zebra provides tracking technology for enterprises of all sizes in a wide range of markets including healthcare, retail, manufacturing and transportation and logistics to deliver a performance edge to the front line of business. WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, 3:30-4:15 p.m. ET WHERE: An approved NFL Communications account is required to access the Super Bowl LV virtual interview platform. To register for an account, please go to and click the “Register” button at the top of the page. ABOUT ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, public sector and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, Zebra delivers industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions to enable every asset and worker to be visible, connected and fully optimized. The company’s market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. In 2020, Zebra made Forbes Global 2000 list for the second consecutive year and was listed among Fast Company’s Best Companies for Innovators. For more information, visit or sign up for news alerts. Participate in our Your Edge, follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives. View source version on CONTACT: Media Contact: Therese Van Ryne Zebra Technologies [email protected] (847) 370-2317Industry Analyst Contact: Kasia Fahmy Zebra Technologies Phone: +224.306.8654 [email protected] KEYWORD: ILLINOIS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE SPORTS MOBILE/WIRELESS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ONLINE RETAIL INTERNET HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY FOOTBALL RETAIL OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Zebra Technologies Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 08:01 AM Previous articleNew Bovine Colostrum Scientific Paper Published in Nutrients’ Special IssueNext articleCharles River Announces Strategic Partnership with Cypre, Expanding 3D In Vitro Services for Cancer Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy Drug Screening Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Takeaways from legal filings for Trump’s impeachment trial

first_img Pinterest WASHINGTON (AP) — The legal sparring around Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is underway, with briefs filed this week laying out radically different positions ahead of next week’s Senate trial. House prosecutors and the former president’s defense team are putting forward their arguments about Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and on the legality of even holding a trial. They’re also debating the First Amendment and a blunt assessment by Democrats that the riot posed a threat to the presidential line of succession. Here are some of the takeaways from the arguments of both sides: ‘SINGULARLY RESPONSIBLE’ Who’s responsible for the riot? Democrats say there’s only one answer, and it’s Trump. The Democrats contend that Trump was “singularly responsible” for the Jan. 6 attack by “creating a powder keg, striking a match, and then seeking personal advantage from the ensuing havoc.” They say it’s “impossible” to imagine the riot unfolding as it did without Trump’s encouragement, and they even cite as support a fellow Republican, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who said essentially the same thing. Trump’s lawyers, by contrast, suggest he can’t be responsible because he never incited anyone to “engage in destructive behavior.” They concede there was an illegal breach of the Capitol that resulted in deaths and injuries. But they say the people who are “responsible” — the ones who entered the building and vandalized it — are being investigated and prosecuted. FIRST AMENDMENT FAULT LINE Trump’s lawyers don’t dispute that he told supporters to “fight like hell” before the Capitol siege. But the defense says that Trump, like any citizen, is protected by the First Amendment to “express his belief that the election results were suspect.” He had an opinion that he was entitled to express, they say, and if the First Amendment only protected popular speech, it’d be “no protection at all.” House Democrats don’t see it that way. For one thing, they say the First Amendment is meant to protect private citizens from the government, not to allow government officials to abuse their power. And while a private citizen may have a right to advocate for totalitarianism or the overthrow of the government, “no one would seriously suggest” that a president who adopted those same positions should be immune from impeachment. LINE OF SUCCESSION The impeachment managers state that loyalists egged on by Trump directly endangered the safety of lawmakers who fled the House and the Senate as the rioters poured in. Among those affected were the government’s most senior leaders. Those in the line of succession for the presidency after Trump — then-Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley — were all in the Capitol and forced to flee for safety. Trump’s conduct not only “endangered the life of every single Member of Congress,” the Democrats wrote, but also “jeopardized the peaceful transition of power and line of succession.” The brief details chilling threats to Pence and Pelosi as rioters ransacked the building and “specifically hunted” them. According to the document, which cites media outlets and videos, insurrectionists shouted, “Hang Mike Pence!” and called him a traitor because he’d indicated he would not challenge the electoral count, as Trump wanted. One person is alleged to have said that Pelosi would have been “torn into little pieces” had she been found. The Democrats also describe the terror felt by lawmakers and staffers during the siege. “Some Members called loved ones for fear that they would not survive the assault by President Trump’s insurrectionist mob,” the impeachment managers wrote. DENY, DENY, DENY That’s the message from Trump’s defense team, which used the word “denied” or “denies” a whopping 29 times in its 14-page brief. Trump’s team denies that the impeachment trial can be held because he is no longer in office. They deny that he incited his supporters to violence. And they deny he did anything wrong on Jan. 6, or the weeks leading up to the riot, when he whipped his supporters into a frenzy by convincing them, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that the election had been stolen from him. When Trump told the crowd, “If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” he was merely pressing the “need to fight for election security in general,” Trump’s lawyers claim. He was not attempting to interfere with the counting of electoral votes, even though he had demanded that Pence do just that. “It is denied that President Trump ever endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government,” they wrote. “It is denied he threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch Government.” Rather, they say, he “performed admirably in his role as president, at all times doing what he thought was in the best interests of the American people.” There was no widespread fraud in the election, as has been confirmed by a range of election officials across the country and by former Attorney General William Barr. Nearly all the legal challenges to the election put forth by Trump and his allies were dismissed. HISTORY LESSON Both sides are at odds over whether a trial is permissible now that Trump has left office — and the seemingly arcane argument could be key to his acquittal. Trump’s lawyers say the case is moot since he is no longer in the White House and the Senate therefore doesn’t have jurisdiction to try him in an impeachment case. Many Senate Republicans agree, and 45 of them voted on that basis to end the trial before it began. A two-thirds vote of the Senate would be required for Trump’s conviction. It is true that no president has faced impeachment proceedings after leaving office, but House managers say there’s ample precedent. They cite the case of former Secretary of War William Belknap, who resigned in 1876 just hours before he was impeached over a kickback scheme. The House impeached him anyway, and the Senate then tried him, though he was ultimately acquitted. Democrats also note that Trump was impeached by the House while he was still president. The framers of the Constitution intended for the impeachment power to sanction current or former officials for acts committed while in office — with no “January exception,” Democrats wrote. Not only that, they say, the Constitution explicitly allows the Senate to disqualify from future office a former official it convicts. That possibility, they suggest, makes the case against Trump — who could mount another White House run in 2024 — anything but moot. ——— This story has been corrected to show that Belknap was ultimately acquitted, not convicted. Twitter Local NewsUS News WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 TAGS  center_img Takeaways from legal filings for Trump’s impeachment trial Facebook Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘All or Nothing Night’ gameNext articleNembhard, LeDee help TCU slip past Oklahoma State 81-78 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Turkey expo offers calling, cooking and fun

first_img Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Turkey expo offers calling, cooking and fun Published 5:26 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits For 12 hours on Saturday, turkeys will be the talk of the town. Beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding at 8 p.m., the “Wild Turkey Expo” will offer turkey hunters, turkey enthusiasts and those who are just plain curious a day of outdoor fun and excitement.“The Cattlemen had hoped this would be a successful inaugural event, but we never expected such a great response,” Whatley said.Whatley said turkey-callers are coming from all around the area and from several states to compete. Print Article “This will be a National Wild Turkey Federation sanctioned contest and the Pike County Wild Turkey Federation is helping us with it,” Whatley said. “With this being a sanctioned contest, those who place can earn points and up their ranking.”Whatley said five places will be awarded in the bow shooting contest in all divisions.Registration fees will be required for the turkey shooting and bow shooting contests. All registration fees go into prize money.The Turkey Calling Contest will begin with the registration of callers. “As soon as we get enough callers registered, the calling will begin,” Whatley said. “The bow shooting contest will go on all day.” Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Skip Whaley, who is known for his expertise in cooking beef, will demonstrate the same expertise with wild game. “But, I’ll have a great wild game cook from Auburn to help me,” Whatley said. The Wild Game Cooking demonstration will be at 10:30 a.m.“When Bob Walker takes the stage for the turkey hunting seminar at 1 p.m., everything else will shut down,” Whatley said. “This will be an exciting seminar and very entertaining.”The Wild Turkey Expo will also feature 40 vendor booths with a large variety of items for turkey hunters specifically and outdoorsmen in general.All proceeds from the Expo will benefit the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association. Admission to the Wild Turkey Expo is only $5. Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Updated: Lady Patriots score wins Shelby Baggett takes a hack at a ball during the fourth inning of Pike’s win over Emmanuel Christian. (Photo/Ryan McCollough)… read more Not only will folks be talking turkey at the Wild Turkey Expo at Cattleman Park Saturday, they’ll also be calling turkeys, loud and long.The Wild Turkey Expo is sponsored by the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association and will feature a turkey calling contest, a bow shooting contest for kids, novices and serious hunters, and a wild game cooking demonstration.“And, that’s not all,” said Ed Whatley, Cattleman Park executive director. “Our star will be Bob Walker with ‘Mossy Oak Turkey Thugs’ television show. Bob will present an exciting ‘Turkey Hunting’ seminar. And, we’ll have hunting and turkey calling vendors galore. It’s going to be a tremendous show.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


first_imgAt the other extreme, we have had dealings with companieswho are so enlightened that they are even prepared to provide professionalcounselling for staff who experience trauma outside working hours. We also feel that it is worth reiterating that a great dealof training and experience is required to successfully carry out psychologicaldebriefings, assessments and trauma counselling. Trauma programmes vital We were puzzled to note that the Sainsbury’s trauma careprogramme had little to say for the period between seven days and the two tothree months follow-up. LettersOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today I would be interested to hear from anyone who has hadexperience with this type of OH situation, particularly if they haveprocedures, protocols, policies or advisory notes in place with regard to therestrictions placed on the patient, how to reassure others in the work group,contact with their treatment centre regarding side effects on work suitability,support offered to the family and so on. Dr E Roman PhDChief executive, Trauma Support Centre, Kent It was so reassuring to read of the commendable efforts andprogress that Sainsbury’s has made with regard to their trauma programme (OH,May). Carolyn SlessorAberdeenshire This month’s letters Previous Article Next Article I intend to write my research dissertation on the patientsin the workplace who are undergoing cancer treatment. For example, chemotherapyand radiotherapy and the reaction of their work colleagues. Our organisation is presently in the process of putting asimilar model in place for a national company. However, we continue to behorrified by the absence, within many organisations of any trauma contingencyplans. Related posts:No related photos. Cancer care research call Comments are closed. I am currently working in occupational health andundertaking a BA in community nursing by distance learning. last_img read more

Medical treatment affects appeal

Previous Article Next Article Medical treatment affects appealOn 1 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. A telephone operator’s disability claim goes back to appeal,but his ongoing medical treatment must then be taken into account. Plus caseson race discrimination, disciplinary proceedings and the ‘unreasonable’ actionsof a tribunal chairman in striking out a sex discrimination claimWhat is a disability? Abadeh v British Telecommunications IDS Brief 675, EAT Abadeh, a telephone operator, suffered permanent hearing loss and tinnitusin his ear after receiving a sudden, high-pitched noise through his headset. Healso developed post-traumatic stress disorder. Abadeh brought a disabilitydiscrimination claim and the tribunal had to establish if Abadeh was”disabled” within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act. The tribunal considered four medical reports, two for each of the parties.BT’s reports were prepared by M. The tribunal held that although Abadeh had animpairment that adversely affected his ability to carry out normal day-to-dayactivities, the effects of the impairment were not substantial. Accordingly,Abadeh was not disabled. Abadeh appealed. The EAT found that the tribunal had been over-influenced byM’s opinion and the matter was remitted to a fresh tribunal. Interestingly, theEAT also held that the effects of medical treatment (Abadeh’s ongoingpsychotherapy), should be taken into account if the medical evidence showedthat continuing treatment brought a permanent improvement. Awareness of investigation necessary London Borough of Ealing v Garry IRLB 656, EAT Garry, a Nigerian, was the council’s housing benefits manager. Afterlearning she had been investigated by her previous employer for suspectedhousing benefit fraud and soon after dismissing another Nigerian employee for asimilar reason, the council appointed Singh, a “special” investigatorto look into the case concerning Garry. In March 1997, Singh concluded Garry had been involved in a fraudulent claimbut Garry only learned she had been under investigation in May. The next monthshe met the auditors and in August the council concluded there was insufficientevidence to start disciplinary proceedings. It omitted to tell Garry or Singhof this and he continued with his investigations, albeit limited to a fewfurther phone calls. Only in July 1998 was Garry told no further action wouldbe taken. She brought a successful race discrimination claim. The tribunal held thatstereotypical assumptions had been made about Garry being a Nigerian and thiswas why a “special” rather than ordinary investigator had beenappointed. Further, Garry had been subjected to a detriment by the ongoinginvestigation even though she had been unaware of it. The council successfullyappealed. Although the tribunal had been entitled to infer the reason forSingh’s appointment was Garry’s race, she had not suffered any detrimentbecause her lack of awareness of the ongoing investigation had not caused herany actual disadvantage. Care needed in disciplinary proceedings R v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police ex-parte Bennion IDS Brief 678, High Court Bennion, a chief inspector, made a formal complaint about her systematicharassment by another officer. After the investigation of her complaint, thechief constable upheld the decision to transfer Bennion to another area. Shebrought a sex discrimination claim, but before this was heard, was interviewed,cautioned and tape-recorded about a possible disciplinary matter. She added a victimisation claim to the tribunal proceedings, which werestayed, pending the outcome of the disciplinary matter. The area’s new chiefconstable refused Bennion’s request that the disciplinary hearing, which he wasto conduct, should be transferred to another force. Following the disciplinaryhearing, Bennion was demoted to Inspector. On her successful application for a judicial review, the High Court quashedthe disciplinary decision. The chief constable should not have conductedBennion’s disciplinary hearing because the outcome could have a bearing on thetribunal claim. No one could be a judge in their “own cause” wherethere was a real possibility of partiality. Clearly this is a lesson to allthose conducting disciplinary proceedings. Tribunal chairman acted unreasonably Unwin v Governors of Sackville School and another Unreported, February 2001, EAT Unwin began proceedings for victimisation contrary to the Sex DiscriminationAct 1975. There was a massive amount of paperwork and the chairman adjournedthe hearing so that he and the tribunal members could read the papersthemselves. The chairman listed the matter for a directions hearing, which heconducted alone. At that hearing, he struck out Unwin’s claim and ordered herto pay the school’s costs. Unwin successfully appealed to the EAT. It held that while the provisions ofthe employment tribunals Act 1996 did enable a chairman to strike out a claimbefore a final determination of the case on its merits and to determine costs,the chairman had erred by not consulting the lay members and seeking theirviews. The chairman and lay members had spent four days discussing Unwin’s casebefore the adjournment and the chairman had not exercised his power in a”judicial” manner. Related posts:No related photos. read more