What we’re reading: Cohen sues Trump

first_imgFacebook What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit ReddIt Mitchell Lefevrehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-lefevre/ Better Together learns new ways to improve interfaith dialogue on campus Facebook Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Michael Cohen headlines a heavy week of White House-related news. Photo by Julie Jacobson, Associated Press. Mitchell Lefevre is a sports broadcasting major from Los Angeles, California. A very big sports fan, he would love to one day be an announcer or sports show talent. Twitter + posts What we’re reading: Another impending shutdown printWe’re back and we’re reading everything from “Fox News” to the “Washington Post.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got a lot of White House and President Trump-related things, with Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort and Bill Shine all making headlines.Cohen sues Trump OrganizationAccordingto the AssociatedPress, Michael Cohen filed a lawsuit against the Trump Organization.The president’s former lawyer claimed the Trump Organization did not pay his legal bills like they promised. Cohen said he is owed at least $1.9 million.Cohen’slawsuit said the Trump Organization had stopped paying his legal bills after hestarted cooperating with federal prosecutors in the Russia investigation.The TrumpOrganization has not yet commented on the lawsuit.Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 monthsin prisonPresidentDonald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to almostfour years in prison after he was found guilty on eight accounts of bank andtax fraud, according to FoxNews.Theconviction made Manafort the first campaign associate of Donald Trump to befound guilty during the Robert Mueller probe.The nine months Manafort has already served will be counted toward the sentence, and he was also given a $50,000 fine.This is notit, however, for Manafort, as he is still facing prison time from another casein which he plead guilty to foreign lobbying violations and witness tampering.  It is possible he could be sentenced to 24years in prison with a $24 million fine for the second case.Facebook announces plans to blockanti-vaccination contentFacebooksaid it is going to start blocking the spread of misinformation about vaccines,according to CBSNews.The companyfaced a lot of criticism for being a vessel to spread false information aboutvaccinations during the measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.Facebookhas said it will start rejecting ads with vaccine misinformation, as well ascutting down on posts that contain incorrect data.Additionally,the tech giant said it will share educational material on vaccinations to userswho have come across false information.House of Representatives passesresolution condemning anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim discriminationOnThursday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution that condemnsanti-Semite and anti-Muslim hate and intolerance, according to CNN.The resolutionpassed with a 407-23 vote, with all 23 ‘no’ votes coming from Republicans.SomeRepublicans, however, are not happy with the resolution because it did not addresscondemning Ilhan Omar, D- Minn., who was criticized recently for makinganti-Semitic comments on Twitter.DemocraticRep. Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said hewished there was a separate resolution just about anti-Semitism, but at least somethingwas passed to address hatred and bigotry.White House Communications DirectorBill Shine resignsAccordingto the WashingtonExaminer, White House Communications Director Bill Shine has resigned. President Trumpaccepted Shine’s resignation Thursday evening, and Shine will join Trump’scampaign as a senior adviser. Thepresident praised Shine and said he looks forward to working together on the2020 campaign.Shine wasthe co-president of Fox News before becoming the White House Commutations Directorin July 2018.Kentucky school districts close duringprotestsAccordingto ABCNews, at least four Kentucky school districts had to close as hundreds ofteachers called in sick to protest public education proposals by the statelegislature.This is thethird time in the past week that a school district has had to close because ofteachers not going to work.Kentuckyhas joined California, Colorado, and West Virginia as states where publicschool teachers have gone on massive strikes.In all cases, the teachers say there is not enough money going to support public education.That’s all we have for today. Previous articleWomen’s basketball to rely on senior leadership in Big 12 tournamentNext articleReview: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ tells a meandering story with stunning visuals, anime action Mitchell Lefevre RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Mitchell Lefevre Twitter Mitchell Lefevrehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-lefevre/ What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines ReddItlast_img read more

Bible Reading Marathon begins Sunday

first_img Bible Reading Marathon begins Sunday Each reader is asked to read for 15 minutes but readers may reserve more reading time.Groups often reserve large blocks of time. Some people like to read at several different times and on different days or nights, Adams said. Readers are especially needed during the late-night and early morning hours.Those who would like to read but have not signed up may call the Salem-Troy Baptist Association at 566-1538 today or 344 1050 beginning Sunday afternoon or email [email protected] Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Adams said the opportunity to read God’s word aloud and publically is a blessing that is denied to many around the world.“We, as Americans, are blessed to be able to share the Bible in a public setting,” she said. “The response to the Bible Reading Marathon continues to be strong. People of all ages and from all walks of life come to read the Bible and hear God’s word.”Readers include churches, clubs, organizations, school groups, individuals and families.“It’s so encouraging that families are coming together to read,” Adams said. “Some of the younger children don’t read for an entire 15-minute interval but they read. Every reader is a blessing and it’s very special to hear God’s word through the voices of children.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Linda Adams, Salem-Troy Baptist Association administrator, said the Bible Reading Marathon is a non-denominational event and all believers are invited to come and read and/or hear God’s word read aloud and publically.The Bible Reading Marathon will begin Sunday with the reading of the words: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”Adams said God’s word will continue to be read until the noon hour on Thursday. Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Measles making a comeback in the Southeast In the wake of reports of cases of measles around the country, the concern is moving closer to home. Reports… read more By The Penny Hoarder Print Articlecenter_img Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The 2019 Bible Reading Marathon will begin 7 p.m. Sunday at the Gazebo on the Square in downtown Troy.St. John Baptist Church will lead the singing of old-time hymns beginning at 6 p.m. and there will be a time of prayer before the reading of God’s word.This will be the 13th year for the Bible Reading Marathon that is sponsored annually by the International Bible Reading Association and hosted locally by the Salem-Troy Baptist Association. Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 3:00 am Monday, April 29, 2019 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author 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

Contract worth HRK 47 million signed for the construction of a marina in Vela Luka

first_imgDubrovnik-Neretva County has signed a concession agreement with the director of Ovalis Nova doo Ivo Šegon from Vela Luka, by which the Dubrovnik-Neretva County gives the concession holder the right to economic use of the special purpose port – nautical tourism port – marina in Vela Luka. On the same occasion, the director of the Vela Luka County Port Authority, Boris Žuvela, signed a contract with the representative of the concessionaire, Ivo Šegon, for the execution of works on public infrastructure.By signing these contracts, the project of arranging and building a marina in Vela Luka with a capacity of up to 200 berths will start, and the value of the project is HRK 47 million, while the concession fee is HRK 285.285, increased by an average of 4,1% of annual revenue.It is interesting that the project takes place in two phases, one of which worth 31 million kuna involves the construction of the marina, and the other involves the reconstruction of the area under the local Port Authority, so the investment in the port area of ​​about 15 million kuna, which is necessary for the marina, remains for use by the Port Authority. “With the decision to grant a concession to the company Ovalis Nova doo, which was passed by the County Assembly, we continue a series of concessions on the maritime domain. Namely, we recently signed contracts for the marina in Lumbarda, we are preparing the same for Blato, and I hope that the state will soon complete the procedures for the marinas in Ploče and Lastovo, since the marinas over 200 berths are under their jurisdiction.. “, Said the prefect Nikola Dobroslavić. He added that he believes that in this way we will make the best use of the maritime domain, which is our great resource: “As before, we will take this most seriously and make a responsible concession, we achieve the highest fees in the whole of Croatia, which are divided into three parts – for the county, for local self-government and for the state.. “Director of the Vela Luka County Port Authority Boris Žuvela expressed satisfaction with the signing of these contracts and stressed that the implementation of this project is very important for the entire municipality of Vela Luka and that the marina will certainly contribute to the development of tourism, small and medium enterprises. The director of Ovalis Nova doo, Ivo Šegon, spoke about the significant impact of this project on the development of the municipality and the economy in the area of ​​Vela Luka, as well as the entire island. He also said that he was glad that this lengthy concession award procedure had finally been completed, so that concrete work could be done on the project of a new marina.Nautical tourism port – Marina Vela LukaThe project is extremely important for the municipality of Vela Luka. The construction of the marina in the central part of Vela Luka will increase the number of nautical tourists, which will significantly affect the increase in total income from tourism and related activities. The central position in the very center of the town will encourage the dispersion of boaters’ consumption to the existing and future catering and other offer.For the realization of this project, the realization of the breakwater project at the entrance to the marina is important. The breakwater can be realized as an integral part of the marina or as part of the operational shore that will remain under the management of the County Administration or as part of the seaport.last_img read more

Pink eye outbreak rocks Caribbean Public Health Agency monitoring situation

first_imgPractice good hygieneThe risk of getting conjunctivitis, or spreading it to someone else can be reduced.  CARPHA advised members of the public to practice good, hygiene steps including:Avoid close contact with persons who are ill with conjunctival (pink eye) symptomsKeep unwashed hands away from face and eyesWash your hands often with soap and warm water. Alternatively, you may use an alcohol based hand-sanitizer.Avoid sharing personal items, such as pillows, washcloths, towels, eye drops, eye makeup, face makeup, makeup brushes, contact lenses and, contact lens containers, or eyeglasses.Disinfect frequently-touched surfaces in common areas, (for example doorknobs, counter-tops in shared spaces).If you are infected avoid using makeup and applicators, (for example brushes and sponges)If you are infected, wash hands well before and after cleaning, or applying eye drops or ointment to, your infected eye.Once the infection goes away, it is important to avoid re-infection:Discard disposable contact lenses and cases that you used while your eyes were infected.Extended wear lenses should also be discarded, or, at the least, sterilized as directed by your eye-care professionalIt is advisable that your eyes are examined by an eyecare professional before beginning to use contact lenses again, after a bout of conjunctivitisClean eyeglasses and cases that you used while infected. Mucus in the eyes Conjunctivitis refers to inflammation of the membrane covering the whites of the eyes and the inside of the eyelids. The congestion of blood vessels in this membrane gives rise to a reddened appearance and explains the more common names “red eye or pink eye”.The most common causes of conjunctivitis are viruses, bacteria, and allergens. Viral and bacterial conjunctivitis are very contagious and can spread easily from person to person. Several Caribbean countries have reported outbreaks of conjunctivitis (pink eye) at health facilities and medical practices.In a media release, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) said it is currently monitoring the situation and urged persons to take the necessary precautions to prevent and reduce the spread of this illness.center_img SymptomsEye symptoms can include:Redness; irritation; itchiness; production of excessive tearsClear or yellow discharge that may make the eyelids stick together, especially on morningsSwelling of the eye lidslast_img read more

Warriors’ Kevin Durant apologizes for ejection in Game 1 over Clippers

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – For Kevin Durant, the interview table quickly became a confessional booth.The Warriors’ star sought forgiveness for getting ejected with 4:41 left in the team’s Game 1 win over the Los Angeles Clippers of their first-round matchup on Saturday after collecting two double technicals with Patrick Beverely within a 19-second span.“I don’t want to …last_img read more

Quick Tip: Trim Clips to the Playhead in Premiere Pro

first_imgNow that you know how to fill in the previous clip, Ripple Trim the Next Edit to the Playhead by hitting Shift+W. Mind-blowing, right? So simple, so fast. Apply this shortcut to your workflow immediately!Know of any other easy shortcuts for Premiere Pro? Share in the comments below! This quick workflow fix will save you time and frustration in your next editing session. Here’s how to easily trim clips to the playhead in Premiere Pro.Deadlines are a big part of video production — and meeting them can sometimes prove rather difficult. Here’s an easy, basic tip for your next edit that’s guaranteed to help you salvage your patience and maintain happy video editor thoughts.Trimming a clip in the middle of your work can often mess up your audio sync. Luckily, there’s a simple way to trim your clip without having to manually drag the clips before or after your targeted clip.How to Execute a Basic Trim in Premiere ProTo put this technique to use, employ the shortcut Option+Q for Previous Edit to Playhead and Option+W for Next Edit to Playhead.How to Execute a Ripple Trim in Premiere ProLets say you want to use this same type of shortcut for trimming clips, but you don’t want the gap left in between clips. By simply pressing Shift+Q you can Ripple Trim the Previous Edit to the Playhead. The gap disappears with this shortcut.last_img read more

PSG striker Neymar off on stretcher after twisting ankle

first_imgPolice teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico AFP official booed out of forum PSG’s game against fierce rival Marseille was heated, especially in the second half, with cheap challenges from both teams and 11 yellow cards — six of them for the hosts.“We were solid and we tried to control the game,” PSG captain Thiago Silva said. “It’s a shame that we lost an important player (Neymar) at the end.”The win moved PSG 14 points clear of second-place Monaco, with only 11 games left. Marseille is two points further back in third.PSG’s first two goals stemmed from Marseille’s mistakes at the back.In the 10th minute, PSG right back Dani Alves’ pass behind the defense was easily read by left back Jordan Amavi. But rather than clearing the ball properly, his soft sliding tackle knocked it to Kylian Mbappe, who skipped past another defender before drilling a low shot into the bottom right corner.ADVERTISEMENT The second goal came from the other side, as midfielder Adrien Rabiot broke down the left and his cross found Neymar, whose side-footed pass was turned into his own net by center half Jorge Rolando in the 28th.PSG’s third in the 56th owed nothing to fortune, as Cavani expertly controlled Neymar’s pass from the left with the inside of his foot, easily turned Rolando and smacked in a powerful shot past goalkeeper Yohann Pele for his league-leading 24th of the season.Mbappe shook his head disapprovingly when substituted, with winger Angel Di Maria replacing him for the last 30 minutes.Marseille threatened mainly from midfielder Dimitri Payet’s laser-like free kicks, but no one could get on the end of them.___SAME OLD MISTAKESLyon’s poor defending cost the team once again as right back Mathieu Debuchy scored a last-minute equalizer for local rival Saint-Etienne in a 1-1 draw.Debuchy, a recent signing from Premier League Arsenal, was left unmarked inside the penalty area to steer in a shot off the post from Remy Cabella’s left-wing cross.Lyon has only two points from the past five games — conceding 11 goals — and the club’s hopes of securing a top-three finish and a place in next season’s Champions League are fading fast. Fourth-place Lyon is five points behind third-place Marseille.A brilliantly executed goal from striker Mariano Diaz, his 15th of the season, gave Lyon a 19th-minute lead. He chested down a long pass from Brazilian defender Marcelo with his back to goal, flicked the ball around a defender with his right foot and then regained his balance before adroitly clipping it with his left past goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier.The two teams are bitter rivals with 17 league titles between them, including a French-record 10 for Saint-Etienne. But Lyon has been the superior team for many years, winning seven titles from 2002-08.SAVED BY THE WOODWORK Read Next PSG’s Neymar, center left, is tackled by Marseille’s Hiroki Sakai, during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille at the Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS — Neymar went off on a stretcher after twisting his right ankle late in league leader Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 victory against Marseille on Sunday.The Brazil striker was taken off with 10 minutes remaining, after going in for a challenge on Marseille defender Bouna Sarr.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Spurs stop 4-game slide, rope LeBron, Cavaliers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Nice was reprieved by the woodwork four times in a 0-0 draw at Bordeaux.Bordeaux striker Nicolas De Preville hit the crossbar in the first half and in stoppage time.The post was also hit by midfielder Soualiho Meite in the 12th minute and center half Paul Baysee in the 89th. Bordeaux is in eighth place and Nice remains ninth. PSG coach Unai Emery is hopeful that Neymar will recover in time for the Champions League game against Real Madrid on March 6. PSG trails 3-1 from the first leg in the last 16.“The first tests revealed a twist. We will do further tests,” Emery said. “For the match against Real, if I had to say ‘yes or no’ right now, I’d say yes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNeymar had his head in his hands and appeared tearful as he was taken off. His standing leg jarred as he lost balance and the weight of his body went onto his ankle, which briefly buckled under him.“Of course I’m worried about Neymar,” PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola said. “His ankle was quite swollen. He’s an important player for us and I hope he comes back quickly.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

2014 World T20: Women team’s debacle leaves a lot to ponder

first_imgThe Indian women’s team qualified for the 2014 World T20, but the three successive losses that sent them out of the tournament left a spate of questions in its wake. It was not just an abject batting failure that let India down in Sri Lanka, but there are areas that need urgent attention and improvement at home, say some of the bestknown players of the country. Meagre payments (each player at the World T20 is said to be getting just Rs 1,00,000 while Rs 2,500 per international), lack of sufficient tournaments, particularly for juniors, absence of large and enough number of grounds, proper selection, and lack of tournaments with multiple-day matches are some of the problems that they point out.The most amazing fact, which they underlined, is that India haven’t played a Test match for six years, the last one being in 2006 in England. While no team member was willing to speak – they pointed that their contract prohibits them from talking to the media – stalwarts like former captains Shanta Rangaswamy and Sandhya Agarwal and former pacer Shashi Gupta minced no words in telling the sad story of women’s cricket. And Diana Edulji, who wants the BCCI to give a one-time benefit purse to women too, said: “I’m so disgusted with the performance that I don’t want comment.””Our team combination was not proper. Our batting performance was very, very poor,” Sandhya told MAILTODAY, referring to India’s scores of 104/8, 116/6, 98/9, and 102/1. India batted first against Australia and England, and barely crossed 100-run mark. And against Pakistan, they fail to chase down 98 runs. The lone consolation win came against Sri Lanka, and it helped Mithali Raj’s team to qualify for the 2014 World T20. Shanta said that “a combination of factors” were responsible for all this. “The number of tournaments, particularly of longer duration, should be increased so that a good team could evolve. Then, we are not concentrating on the technique. We’ve to analyse the reasons for this failure. We must encourage under-16 players, but the u-16 tournament has been discontinued,” she said.Shanta is no more involved in the running of the game, but she said: “I’ve no locus standi, but as a well wisher of the game I’ll write to the BCCI about these issues.” A few years ago, the ICC made it mandatory for all national women’s cricket boards to merge with the men’s. Shashi Gupta, who often raised pertinent issues with the BCCI, said smaller grounds and lack of proper pitches add to women’s woes. “The problems persist in all the states. Last year, I pointed out that India hasn’t played a Test series since 2006, but got no reply,” she said. While the BCCI was good enough to arrange three series before the World T20, officials say that women can’t be equated with men.”See the Indian (men) players are getting all these facilities after 75-80 years (of BCCI’s formation); the women’s wing wanted (the same) within two years. They want to be treated on the same lines as a Dhoni and a Tendulkar,” said a top official on condition of anonymity. “Within bounds and reasons they’ve been given everything. But we cannot duplicate the men’s wing for them. Men’s wing got it after 75 years, after delivering so much on the field.”advertisementlast_img read more