“Every piece of equipment, including Wi-Fi and computers, was paid for by the campaign, and no White House staff is involved,” he added. “The arrangement has been approved by White House counsel.”Previous administrations have monitored elections from the White House, although some of have been mindful of avoiding having campaign staff involved.For instance, according to a person involved in the operation, when former President George W. Bush ran for re-election in 2004, his team had a setup in the White House residence with a screen allowing officials there to monitor campaign data. It was approved by the White House Counsel’s Office.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – President Trump’s campaign has set up two election night “war rooms” in the White House complex, raising questions anew about the intermingling of the governmental and the political in the Trump administration.One war room is in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is adjacent to the White House, campaign and White House officials confirmed. White House officials also said there is a separate, smaller room in the White House building.- Advertisement – Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said in a statement that the war room “needed to be in close proximity to the president and there is no expense whatsoever to American taxpayers for the use of a room in the EEOB, where events like prayer services and receptions for outside groups frequently occur.”- Advertisement – But in that case, campaign staff were not present, and officials involved had to demonstrate they’d worked a certain number of government hours in order to participate, the person involved said. The use of government property for political purposes has been a recurring practice of the Trump administration over the past year. Mr. Trump held the final night of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House at the end of August, after plans were repeatedly altered because of the coronavirus pandemic.In the final months of the race for president, Mr. Trump has also increasingly relied on political appointees and government agencies to bolster his re-election campaign.
October 6, 2020
19 Norfolk Ave, Surfers Paradise.“Don’t miss this magnificent opportunity to acquire this little gem,” Glen Williams of Ray White Surfers Paradise said.“Live in as is, renovate, rent out or redevelop; the opportunities are endless.”He said the site had approval for three three-level terrace homes with rooftop gardens. 19 Norfolk Ave, Surfers Paradise. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours ago19 Norfolk Ave, Surfers Paradise. 19 Norfolk Ave, Surfers Paradise. 19 Norfolk Ave, Surfers Paradise.A CLASSIC Surfers Paradise beach shack is set to go under the hammer on Thursday.The property at 19 Norfolk Ave has a 1970s-built three-bedroom brick house with wooden floors, a pink bathroom and quirky arched doorways.
September 26, 2020
NewsRegional Jamaican driver with more than 130 traffic tickets released by: – May 31, 2012 Share Senior Superintendent Radcliffe LewisA bus driver who the police say has accumulated more than 130 outstanding traffic tickets was yesterday cited for three more road violations and released.The surprising discovery, police sources revealed, was made after the male driver, whose name is being withheld, was pulled over during an operation in Ferry, St Catherine.Despite the revelation that he had tickets outstanding, police personnel reportedly issued him three tickets for not wearing his uniform, not operating on his designated route, and driving from a place other than the road, then allowed him to leave the scene.Head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis, promised to look into the incident, but cautioned against a rush to judgement.Explaining the procedure when a motorist is found to have outstanding tickets, Lewis said enquiries should be made at the Traffic Court and Police Traffic Headquarters to determine if there are any outstanding warrants.Warrant needed for arrest“A warrant must be issued before you take the man into custody. So it is something that you have to make certain about … ,” he said.“Even if the man has over 130 outstanding tickets, you can’t carry him (in). You can go check at the court, but you can’t lock him up inna custody without the warrant,” he explained.Lewis conceded that he did not have all the details of what happened, but said there were indications that the driver had no outstanding warrants.This incident comes a day after police investigators probing Tuesday’s fatal crash in Portmore, St Catherine, revealed that the driver of the ill-fated bus, who they identified as Jermaine Morris, had 85 outstanding traffic tickets valued at $152,600.Morris is scheduled to appear before a judge at the Traffic Court today to settle the tickets.Lewis said Morris was also facing a charge of causing death by dangerous driving arising from the crash which claimed the life of 15-year-old Lennox Lloyd Jr.In addition, he said steps would be taken to have Morris’ driver’s licence revoked.Lennox died after the Toyota Hiace minibus in which he and 30 other students were travelling overturned in a ditch.Eyewitnesses and relatives have claimed that the bus driver was trying to elude police and Transport Authority (TA) personnel who were chasing the vehicle when the accident occurred.Lewis and TA officials have denied the claim, insisting that there was no chase.However, both incidents have raised concerns about the background checks that are conducted for people who operate public-passenger vehicles.Lewis said he was “quite certain” there are more drivers, particularly those operating public-passenger vehicles, with a substantial number of outstanding traffic tickets.“They are so indiscipline that they accumulate more tickets than anybody else in Jamaica,” he asserted.However, the head of the Police Traffic Division said the lack of adequate resources makes it difficult to find and prosecute these drivers.“In Jamaica, you have almost a million drivers, and we would have to go sit down in front of a computer and check each licence,” he explained.Operations manager at the TA, Cecil Thomas, referred The Gleaner to the agency’s Communications Manager Petra-Keane Williams.Williams requested that questions be submitted in writing, but up to news time last night, there was no response.Rasbert Turner and Livern BarrettJamaica Gleaner Share 25 Views no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!
September 25, 2020
“Visayan Sea is a multi-sea species;there are other species that can be caught in the Visayan Sea,” she said. Fisheries Administrative Order 167-3(2013) prohibits the catching, selling and marketing of sardines, herring andmackerel species. ILOILO City – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) inWestern Visayas has reiterated its call for the public to support the closedseason implemented in the Visayan Sea. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 6 Director Remia Aparri points to areas that are covered by the closed season. Aparri enjoined the public for their support to the campaign that would last until Feb. 15, 2020. PNA Only last month, the BFAR also gatheredgovernors and local chief executives of municipalities and provinces covered bythe Visayan Sea for the operationalization of the Fisheries Management Area inthe Visayan Sea. But she said that there must be a continuousintervention to sustain the effort, saying the closed season is critical to thepopulation of the three species. As the closed season is entering itssecond month, Aparri assured that the region does not experience any shortageof fish stocks because Western Visayas “is also rich in aquaculture productsthat come from fishponds”. According to Aparri, the public is awareof the three-month closed season starting Nov. 15 every year. “We need to keep watch of the VisayanSea because at the end of the day when there are plenty of fishes, it is ourfisherfolk who could benefit,” BFAR Region 6 director Remia Aparri said. “Right now, we are embarking on a softapproach, touching the hearts of the fisherfolk through a jingle, calling onthem to let the Visayan Sea take a rest starting Nov. 16, 2019 to Feb. 15,2020,” she added. The areas covered by the closed seasoninclude Barotac Nuevo, Anilao, Banate, Barotac Viejo, Ajuy, Concepcion, SanDionisio, Batad, Estancia, Balasan, and Carles in Northern Iloilo; Roxas City,Pilar, Pontevedra, President Roxas, and Panay in Capiz; and Northern Negroscovering EB Magalona, Victorias City, Manapla, Sagay City, Cadiz City, andEscalante City. FMA 11, which was created throughAdministrative Order 263, provides for the reference point and harvest controlmeasures or actions for sardines and blue swimming crabs and commodities. (With a report from PNA/PN) Aparri admitted that there remain somefishermen, who continue to disregard the law, but said the current publicawareness is different as compared with the previous years.
September 25, 2020
The deaths – which were all in Hubeiexcept one – bring the country’s toll to 3,119. (AFP) There were 40 new cases nationwide, theNational Health Commission said Monday, the lowest number of fresh cases sinceit started reporting the data in January. Most of the new cases, as well as 22 newdeaths, were in Hubei, the central province at the epicentre of the outbreak. A staff member removes waste after the final patients were discharged from a temporary hospital set up to treat people with the COVID-19 coronavirus in a sports stadium in Wuhan, China. AFP BEIJING – China has closed most of themakeshift hospitals opened to receive coronavirus patients in the epidemic’sepicentre as the number of new infections in the country hit a record low.
September 24, 2020
Batesville, Ind. — Congressman Luke Messer honored 8th grade students in Franklin and Ripley Counties for their outstanding academic achievements recently.“These students are some of the best and brightest young minds in Indiana, and they should be very proud of their accomplishments,” Messer said. “I hope this recognition encourages them to keep working hard, dream big and strive for excellence.”The 6th District Scholars Ceremony was held Batesville and the top 8th graders received the 8th Grade Scholar Award.Ava Ralston and Kavin Saravanan from the Batesville Middle School were recognized. From the Jac-Cen-Del Middle School Dillian Hughes and Brent Ricke received awards.Milan Middle School students Mia Keller, Evan Miller and Matri Patel received the award.Kalene Dean and Garrett Darwish received the ward from the Mt. Carmel School.Faith Martin and Brady Linkel from South Ripley Junior High School were recognized and Kyla Stone from St. Louis was recognized.The 8th Grade Scholars Dinner was sponsored by Hillenbrand and Ivy Tech Community College and took place at Batesville High School.
September 20, 2020
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September 20, 2020
The Austin Public Health Department announced the start of an investigation on a number of new COVID-19 cases involving a group of people in their 20s who traveled to Mexico for spring break after being advised by the CDC to postpone all non-essential travel.According to the Health Department, a group of 70 spring breakers took off to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, as part of a spring break trip nearly 2 weeks ago. As of Thursday, 44 of those who returned from the spring break trip have tested positive for COVID-19. Those who tested positive are under isolation.Officials contacted those who have not been tested.
September 18, 2020
SRI Lanka has ordered a criminal probe into allegations that the 2011 cricket World Cup final was “sold” to India, officials said Monday.“A criminal investigation has begun,” K.D.S. Ruwanchandra, the secretary to the sports ministry, told AFP.“It is handled by the (police) independent Special Investigation Unit on sports-related offences.”Former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage claimed earlier this month that Sri Lanka sold the match to ensure an Indian victory.“I feel I can talk about it now. I am not connecting players, but some sections were involved,” Aluthgamage said.The island nation’s 1996 World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has also cast doubt on the result and previously called for an investigation.Local media reports said former skipper and chief selector for the 2011 finals, Aravinda de Silva, had been summoned for an interview with investigators yesterday.After starting strongly, Sri Lanka lost the final at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium by six wickets.Sri Lanka batted first and scored 274-6 off 50 overs. They appeared in a commanding position when Indian superstar Sachin Tendulkar was out for 18.But India turned the game dramatically, thanks in part to poor fielding and bowling by Sri Lanka, who were led by Kumar Sangakkara.Sangakkara had said Aluthgamage should share his allegations with the global governing body the International Cricket Council (ICC).International cricket in Sri Lanka has previously been linked to corruption allegations, including claims of match-fixing ahead of a 2018 Test against England.Earlier this month, Sri Lankan cricket board said the ICC was investigating three unnamed ex-players over corruption claims.Match-fixing was made a criminal offence in November. Offenders face fines of up to 100 million rupees ($555 000) and up to 10 years’ jail.