Centre of attention: Shell revamp in detail

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Trump retweets #FireFauci after coronavirus scientist comments

first_imgUS President Donald Trump retweeted a call to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci after the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases said lives could have been saved if the country had shut down sooner during the novel coronavirus outbreak.Trump retweeted a message Sunday from a former Republican congressional candidate who cited Fauci’s comments during a television interview on Sunday and tweeted “time to #FireFauci.”Sorry Fake News, it’s all on tape. I banned China long before people spoke up. Thank you @OANN https://t.co/d40JQkUZg5— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2020The Republican president in the past has repeated critical tweets of officials or enemies rather than make the criticism himself. The retweet fueled speculation Trump was running out of patience with the popular scientist and could conceivably fire him. Already a target of the far-right for his contradictions of Trump, Fauci drew more opprobrium after the comments.Trump also denounced the New York Times story in several tweets on Sunday, calling it “A Fake.”Last week during the daily White House coronavirus briefing, Trump stepped in and prevented Fauci from answering a question about hydroxychloroquine.Fauci, 79, has led the federal infectious disease agency since 1984 under Republican and Democratic presidents. Republican George W. Bush honored him with the presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008.Some polls during the public health crisis have shown Americans trust him more than Trump. Topics :center_img The White House did not immediately return a request for comment on whether Trump is unhappy with Fauci.Fauci has assumed national prominence as a leader in the fight against the coronavirus. He has contradicted or corrected Trump on scientific matters during the crisis, including whether the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is effective against it.Fauci was asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” about a New York Times report documenting early warnings issued to the White House about the novel coronavirus. The scientist acknowledged shutting the country down sooner could have saved lives, but cautioned that a number of factors were involved.On #CNNSOTU with @jaketapper, Dr. Anthony Fauci says that an earlier shutdown “could have saved lives” https://t.co/sG4EffrSUa— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 12, 2020″Obviously, it would have been nice if we had a better head start, but I don’t think you could say that we are where we are right now because of one factor,” Fauci said. “It’s very complicated.”last_img read more

Governor Wolf Signs Anti-Hazing Bill, Four Others Into Law

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Results,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed new legislation that will strengthen Pennsylvania school districts’ ability to crack down on hazing, and require school boards to adopt anti-hazing policy. House Bill 1574, sponsored by Rep. Ron Marsico, amends the current Anti-Hazing Law of 1986.“This expansion of the current anti-hazing law, which currently applies only to institutes of higher education, is a huge step in keeping Pennsylvania students protected from bullying and abuse,” Governor Wolf said. “Children need to feel safe during the school day, as well as after school, in order to achieve the highest educational success. This bill will allow schools take necessary steps to help ensure that.”HB 1574 takes several steps to address hazing issues in schools:• Expands the current law to apply to secondary schools, defined as any public or private school providing instruction to grades 7 through 12• Amends the definition of hazing to apply the prohibited behaviors to any person, rather than only a student• Requires each governing board of a secondary school to adopt a written anti-hazing policy and to provide this policy, along with the school’s rules, penalties, and program enforcement, to all athletic coaches involved with the school’s programs• Requires each governing board of a secondary school to post its written anti-hazing policy on its website• Amends the enforcement and penalties subsection of the law to provide that expulsion may also be a penalty for a violation of the institution’s anti-hazing rulesThe new law will take effect on July 25, 2016.Governor Wolf also signed four other bills into law, including:Act 28 – House Bill 944, sponsored by Rep. Taylor, amends the Community & Economic Improvement Act streamlining operation of neighborhood improvement districts, within cities of the first class.Act 29 – House Bill 1200, sponsored by Rep. Taylor, repeals a 1903 law that was moved by a subsequent statute but was never repealed.Act 30 – House Bill 1310, sponsored by Rep. Donatucci, amends Title 35 (Health & Safety), in emergency telephone service, providing for prohibited release of information.Act 32 – House Bill 1788, sponsored by Rep. White, amends the Community & Economic Improvement Act providing for special financing assessments. Governor Wolf Signs Anti-Hazing Bill, Four Others Into Law May 24, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dutch dentists scheme settles with trade body after legal verdict

first_imgSnijder – who became acting chair after Stan Hoovers died early last year – has the support of the majority of the pension fund’s accountability body.However, in a letter to the pension fund’s participants, BPVT chair Peter Czaikowsky, accused SPT’s board of wanting to curtail the reach of the occupational association, including its ability to appoint, suspend, and dismiss board members.According to Czaikowsky, an independent survey had made clear that this was legally impossible.In the opinion of the BPVT, SPT’s board didn’t sufficiently co-operate in finding a successor for Hoovers, after it had nominated dentist specialist Han Bakker for the position, bypassing Snijder who was also a candidate.Snijder, however, argued that SPT’s board didn’t support the association’s nomination, “as Bakker lacked experience as a pension fund trustee, and an appointment wouldn’t have received approval of supervisor DNB”.He added that he wasn’t bothered by not being the association’s first choice as chairman.As a result of the settlement, Bakker will join the board as a candidate trustee as of 1 July and will receive a fast-tracked education for chairmanship as of 1 January.In addition, the board of the dentists scheme will be extended with a fifth trustee to start as of 1 October.Both parties have agreed that they would try to solve their dispute about the role of the BPVT within a year, and that the occupational association “in principle” cannot fire board members.The settlement, however, doesn’t address the BPVT’s objection to the pension fund’s decision to increase the annual fixed increase of pension rights from 0.85% to 1.15%.Czaikowsky claimed that SPT had changed its rules unilaterally and without the required permission of the occupational society. In his opinion, the indexation rise would increase the likelihood of future rights cuts.SPT chair Snijder, however, suggested that the BPVT didn’t properly understand the issue, pointing out that the increase followed an asset-liability management model based on the legally allowed parameters for expected returns.“Last year, we had surplus returns of more than 2%,” he said. The €1.9bn Dutch pension fund for dentists (SPT) and its occupational association (BPVT) have in part settled a dispute about the composition of the pension fund’s board.The settlement came after a legal verdict in a case – brought by SPT at the court in Utrecht – about the exact responsibilities of the association in relation to the pension fund.Occupational schemes, such as for those for dentists, general practitioners and pharmacists, have trade bodies that must reflect support among the occupation for mandatory participation. The associations also have input into pension arrangements.In the opinion of SPT’s board, however, since the closed occupational scheme was no a longer a mandatory one, the legal responsibilities of the association were limited to making nominations for appointments or dismissals of board members, said Meilof Snijder, SPT’s temporary chairman.last_img read more

Older Women, Younger Men: Is There Still a Double Standard?.

first_img Share 68 Views   no discussions Share LifestyleRelationships Older Women, Younger Men: Is There Still a Double Standard?. by: – April 5, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! I’ll admit it: I’ve always had a sugar daddy complex — I actively dated men who were at least 10 years older than me in the hopes that I’d meet the one who would ultimately become my husband.I know what you’re thinking… I’m a gold digger, a money grubbing w—- who used my feminine wiles to trap a man with deep pockets.And that’s where you’re wrong.I’ve always liked older men because they seem to have an air of confidence and sense of self that younger men are still in search of.Having amassed a certain level of economic independence affords them the opportunity to leave that race to succeed and temporarily focus on life’s more important issues.For me, marrying a man who is fifteen years older was more about being with someone who had already done the whole rat race career track and was more interested in starting a family and focusing on his kids.For centuries, older men have been marrying and shacking up with younger women and no one bats an eyelash.Hollywood is rife with these couplings: Larry King and his wifeves, Jack Nicholson and every baby mama he’s knocked up, Warren Beatty and Annette Benning, and the newest couple: Sean Penn (50) and Scarlett Johansson (25). The list is long.Yet when an older woman gets involved with a younger man, she’s labeled a cougar and society can’t conceive that a younger man could possibly find her attractive and lovable, were she not sitting on a huge wad of dollar bills.Perhaps these younger men, just like me, are seeking a mate who is secure in her person, who’s achieved a level of success that permits her to focus us on other areas of her life and invest more so in love and family (as is the case with me and my older guy).What it boils down to is this: all relationships, be it older women and younger men and older men and younger women, work because both parties are invested in them for their own individual reasons.Yet while we accept an older man coupling with a younger woman, why do we take jabs at older women who are doing the same thing?Why do we brand them cougars, insinuate they’ve been sitting in a plastic surgeon’s armchair far too long and that their younger male counterparts are merely shtooping them for the green stuff? Madonna and Jesus Luz were treated like a complete joke.Sure, there’s Demi Moore, the Queen of the Cougars, and her “cub” Ashton Kutcher — but it seems like everyone is waiting for Ashton to cheat (again?) at any minute.Why is there STILL a double standard?Source: Yahoo Shinelast_img read more

Stabbing victim lands in hospital

first_imgThe 36-year-old resident JunardDenicolas sustained a stab wound on the body, a police report showed. v According to police investigators,Bigcas was drunk when he stabbed Denicolas using a bladed weapon around 1:30a.m. on Oct. 4.  The motive in the incident was notimmediately established. BACOLOD City – In BarangayMansilingan, a man was stabbed.center_img Police identified the suspect as20-year-old resident Kent Jay Bigcas. Denicolas was brought to the BacolodAdventist Medical Center for treatment. Police officers, meanwhile, conducteda manhunt operation against Bigcas, who fled after the incident./PNlast_img

Douglas Hickey

first_imgMemorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Douglas Hickey. Douglas Hickey, of Milan, was born on March 28, 1941 in Clark County, Indiana, the son of Odus and Martha LaFever Hickey.  After serving his country with the United States Army, he married Mary Schmid on June 16, 1966 at Versailles Baptist Church.  Douglas went on to work for Batesville Casket Company for 33 years, retiring from there in 1999.  He stayed busy with his hobbies after retirement and enjoyed working on cars.  Douglas loved spending time with his family, especially when it included fishing, camping and traveling across the country.  On Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the age of 76, Douglas passed away at his residence. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 1p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Burial will follow in Craven Cemetery in Milan.center_img Those surviving who will cherish Douglas’ memory include his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Hickey; sons, Daniel (Tracy) Hickey of Jacksonville, FL, and Lonnie Hickey of Sunman; a granddaughter, Rebecca Germana; a grandson, Jason (Debb) Hickey; great grandchildren, Olivia Germana and Colin Dean Hickey; one sister, Carol Kelly of Austin, TX, and one brother, Floyd Hickey of Underwood, IN.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sisters and three brothers.last_img read more

Tammy Abraham pushes for £130k weekly deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Tammy Abraham has asked Chelsea for a new contract worth £130,000-a-week to match that of his fellow academy graduate Callum Hudson-Odoi.The England forward, 22, who has scored 15 goals during a breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge, has two years remaining on his current £50,000-a-week deal. According to The Times, Abraham has been waiting for Chelsea’s moves in the summer transfer market before deciding his future.But if he is to remain at the club, Abraham has reportedly been using Hudson-Odoi’s £120,000-a-week plus bonuses contract as a yardstick for his own salary.New signing Timo Werner, the Germany international striker, agreed a five-year contract worth £170,000-a-week ahead of next season.Academy graduate Abraham enjoyed a fine start to the season but suffered a couple of minor injury setbacks before football shut down in March and the goals have dried up.His last Chelsea goal came against Burnley on January 11 and Abraham was dropped by manager Frank Lampard for Saturday’s 3-0 win over Watford. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard isn’t yet concerned about Abraham’s contract situation, saying: “Tammy’s contract is not at a critical level and I will leave it to him and the club to discuss.“He has had a really good season. He needs to focus on giving us the Tammy we had earlier in the season when he was scoring regularly.“You could see it in his demeanour through the week, that is what he needs to sustain all the time.”Abraham will face strong competition for this place from £47.5 million signing Werner next season.Tags: Callum Hudson-OdoiChelseaNegotiationsNew contractTammy AbrahamTimo Wernerlast_img read more

Drexel meets UNCW in CAA tourney

first_imgDrexel meets UNCW in CAA tourney Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 9 seed UNC Wilmington (10-21, 5-13) vs. No. 8 seed Drexel (13-18, 6-12)Colonial Conference Tourney First Round, Entertainment & Sports Arena, Washington; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UNC Wilmington is set to meet Drexel in the opening round of the CAA tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 27, when the Seahawks outshot Drexel from the field 52.7 percent to 45.8 percent and hit 10 more free throws en route to a 76-65 victory. Associated Press March 5, 2020center_img LEADING THE WAY: Jaylen Sims and Mike Okauru have led the Seahawks. Sims is averaging 12.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while Okauru is putting up 9.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. The Dragons have been led by James Butler and Camren Wynter. Butler has averaged 13.4 points and 11.6 rebounds while Wynter has put up 16.1 points and 5.3 assists per game.KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Wynter has either made or assisted on 47 percent of all Drexel field goals over the last five games. The sophomore guard has 34 field goals and 29 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: UNC Wilmington is 0-16 when scoring fewer than 65 points and 10-5 when scoring at least 65.ASSIST RATIOS: The Dragons have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Seahawks. Drexel has an assist on 45 of 79 field goals (57 percent) over its past three contests while UNC Wilmington has assists on 37 of 82 field goals (45.1 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Drexel is rated second among CAA teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 30.8 percent. The Dragons have averaged 10.5 offensive boards per game, but that figure has slipped to 9.4 over their seven-game losing streak. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Gross downplays immediate possibility of building new facility

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Syracuse Director of Athletics Daryl Gross downplayed the immediate possibility of constructing a new athletic facility during an interview on ESPN Radio CNY late Wednesday afternoon.“These are the things we talk about every year that are just being talked about a lot right now publicly,” Gross said.Gross said moving from the Carrier Dome into a new stadium in the future is definitely a possibility, but he insisted his staff is still taking its usual approach. He and his colleagues have discussed the situation in-depth for years, Gross said. The discussion has just received more publicity in the last week.It has been reported by several media outlets that Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Governor Andrew Cuomo had discussed plans to build a new sports stadium in Syracuse that would serve SU and possibly other local sports teams. But The Post-Standard reported on Jan. 14 that Mahoney had abandoned her request because she was unable to persuade Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner to support the project.SU Chancellor Kent Syverud released a statement Tuesday evening about the process, saying that he hopes SU will continue to work with the city and county to consider all potential options.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGross likened a potential new facility to switching from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The switch wasn’t impromptu, Gross said, but rather a well-thought-out decision that had been researched and analyzed in-depth.“Every building that’s built has some half-life to it, right?” Gross said. “It’s not going to last forever. I mean look at the Roman Colosseum. It doesn’t look very good right now, but it’s still a nice tourist attraction.”Just like they did in that case, Gross and his staff will decide if a new stadium makes sense when the time is right. For now, Gross said his staff’s goal is to continue to improve the Carrier Dome. For example, box seats that were built in 1980 can be improved upon, Gross said.Despite his zeal for a potential new stadium in the future, he “loves” the Dome and wants to continue to make it the best it can be.“If the Dome is the way we’re going to go, we’re going to make sure that it gets better and improves,” Gross said. “That’s our goal.”However, if the opportunity presents itself in the future, Gross said moving into a new stadium has “been a dream of ours.”One issue with the Carrier Dome as it stands is the potential of a snowstorm that could cause the building to collapse, Gross said. He fears that at any point in time, a brutal storm could result in a catastrophe, like when the Metrodome in Minnesota caved in during 2010.A retractable-roof stadium would be safer, Gross said, and would also allow the community of Central New York to take in games outside.“Maybe retractable makes more sense,” Gross said.For now, his main priority is ensuring fans have the most enjoyable experience possible at the Dome. Gross called the “macro” of the decision-making process pleasing the fans and community.“Something that’s intimate and loud and something that is attractive for events 365 days a year,” Gross said.The priority is focusing on ensuring that happens, whether it’s in a new stadium or not.Said Gross: “We try to control the things we can control.” Commentslast_img read more