Rumors running across the Hill

first_imgReddIt Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina Corinne Hildebrandt Previous articleBluebonnet Circle construction nears completionNext articleSouth Africa study abroad sparks conversation on cost of programs Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook + posts Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Facebook What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from the “New York Times” to the “Wall Street Journal.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and policy. Today we’ve got the secret letter about Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s rejection of Hurricane Maria’s death toll, and the teen e-cigarette smoking as an ‘epidemic.’Secret letter about Kavanaugh referred to FBI by Senate Democrats A letter concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was referred to the FBI by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee.According to BuzzFeed News, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has been closely guarding the content of the letter, but rumors of what it contains have already made it across Capitol Hill.Senate Judiciary Committee pushes back Supreme Court hearingThe Senate Judiciary Committee panel voted 11 to 10 to delay voting on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh until next week. The new vote date is Sept. 20.According to The Washington Post, the delay was expected, and Kavanaugh is set to receive a full Senate confirmation vote next week. Migrant detention facilities nearing full capacityThe number of migrant children separated from their undocumented families after crossing the border is at an all-time high. According to The New York Times, the number of detained children has increased five times since last summer, reaching a total of 12,800 children. The Department of Health and Human Services reported shelter capacities are nearing 90 percent capacity. Despite the Trump administration’s push for more border security, the same number of children are crossing the border illegally as in past years. CBS boots “60 Minutes” chiefThe Executive Produce of CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Jeff Fager, was fired for threatening the career of one of his own reporters. The reporter was looking into allegations of sexual harassment against Fager and another CBS employee. CBS President, David Rhodes, said Fager’s actions didn’t match company policy, but his actions are separate from the allegations. FDA declares flavored e-cigarettes an epidemicAfter an increased wave of minors smoking e-cigarettes, the FDA has enforced a ban against manufacturers to put a stop to this ‘epidemic.’FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, said the ban is a major push against nearly 1,300 e-cigarette companies, like Juul, Blu, Logic and MarkTen, to restrict sales to minors. According to The Washington Post, the United States has seen a 75 percent increase in e-cigarette smoking among teenagers since 2007. Gottlieb said the rapid growth causes health and addiction threats to teenagers, which is why the issue needs to be taken more seriously. W. Va bishop under investigation for sexual harassment accusationsPope Francis issued an investigation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of W. Va in response to sexual harassment allegations tied to the Catholic Church. Church officials said Bransfield has been accused of molesting teenage boys. Bransfield denied the allegations and has resigned from the church.“PBS News Hour” reported that Francis has set up a meeting early next year with over 100 bishops to discuss the increase number of sexual abuse and cover up cases within the Catholic Church. Trump doubts Hurricane Maria death tollPresident Trump questioned the number of deaths attributed to Hurricane Maria, accusing the Democrats of inflating the count. Trump denied the government’s assessment that the hurricane took nearly 3,000 lives. He said a higher number was falsely generated to “make me look as bad as possible.” Trump’s tweets show he projects the death count to be in the range of 6 to 18. As of August 2018, Puerto Rican officials accepted the official death toll estimate to be as many as 2,975 people. Check back tomorrow for more. The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a markup meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Washington. The committee will vote next week on whether to recommend President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh for confirmation. Republicans hope to confirm him to the court by Oct. 1.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Parking lot closures cause new problems for students Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Twitter Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/last_img read more

Two vital projects in Donegal set to benefit from €3.2M

first_img By News Highland – November 23, 2018 Twitter Google+ Two vital projects in Donegal set to benefit from €3.2M RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFears Child & Adolescent Mental Health services getting worseNext articleGovernment urged to prioritise rural employers in broadband plan News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Two vital tourism and enterprise projects in Donegal are set to benefit from €3.2 million in funding.€1.7 million is being made available to facilitate the reopening of Swan Park in Buncrana and the remainder, €1.5 million will go towards an extension at Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair.In announcing the funding, Minister Joe McHugh says this is the first tranche of funding to be released as part of a €55 million fund and is hopeful further funding for the county will be secured early next year:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/mchughjkhjkhkjh1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Councillor Mickey Doherty has also been welcoming the funding for Swan Park.He says its hopeful work will began on the restoration of the local amenity in early 2019:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/michkeyd10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twittercenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Heathrow Airport Baggage Handlers Perform Queen-Inspired Dance In Honor Of Freddie Mercury’s Birthday [Watch]

first_imgToday would have marked the 72nd birthday of iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. To celebrate his legacy, London’s Heathrow Airport has transformed their staff in Terminal 5 into a full-on dance team. In honor of Freddie Mercury’s stint working as a baggage handler at the same airport, today’s handlers are performing Mercury-inspired dance moves—choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor choreographer Lyndon Lloyd.According to a press release, the baggage handlers have been taking professional choreography lessons learning a full routine to “I Want To Break Free” as part of this special celebration ahead of the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the upcoming biographical film due out on November 2 (watch the full trailer here).In addition to the dancing staff, British Airways will award any customer by the name of Freddie, Frederick, or Farrokh (Freddie Mercury’s real name) who is departing from Terminal 5 with access to use the British Airways first class lounge along with their traveling companions. The airport will also be playing Queen songs on arrival boards, with promises of Queen memorabilia on display next month, according to The Daily Mail.British Airways Baggage Manager, Adam Dewey, who stars in today’s video, explained: “Freddie Mercury is an undisputed rock legend and it has been an absolute blast planning his birthday celebrations at Heathrow Airport, where he once worked. Myself and the other baggage handlers taking part have put everything into these dance routines and we can’t wait to see the faces on holidaymakers when they strut their stuff in the arrivals hall.”Dewey continues, in support of the upcoming biopic, “The new film Bohemian Rhapsody has proved a great inspiration for all of us and we can’t wait to be hot-stepping our way to the premiere next month.”Born Farrokh Bulsara to Parsi parents in the Sultane of Zanzibar (now known as Tanzania) on this day in 1946, Freddie Mercury has undoubtedly inspired generations of artists and will continue to do so for years to come. Watch the video below: [via The Daily Mail]last_img read more

NFF Steps into Siasia’s Travails with FIFA Ethics Committee

first_imgSeyi Akinwunmi The Nigeria Football Federation announced yesterday that its lawyers have started to review the decision against former Nigeria player and coach Samson Siasia by the FIFA Ethics Committee, which on Friday announced that it had placed a life ban from all football-related activities on him.Acting President of the NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi, himself a lawyer of more than three decades at the bar, said on Monday that the Federation had already reached out to the former U20, U23 and Super Eagles head coach and is aware that he is receiving appropriate legal advice.“The NFF was shocked to learn of the investigation and subsequent decision by the FIFA Ethics Committee (Adjudicatory Chamber) placing a life ban on Mr. Samson Siasia. But we have however now received documents, including one known as the Motivated Decision, and we have handed them to our lawyers to study and provide legal advice to the Federation. “It is a massive sanction on one of our legends. Siasia is a fooball legend but most importantly he is a Nigerian. We must therefore be interested in the matter and be properly advised.”Akinwunmi added: “Siasia gave his all for Nigeria, playing for the U20 team right from his secondary school days and then for the senior team for several years, and also coached the U20 and U23 teams as well as the Super Eagles. “While we respect the FIFA processes and appreciate that an investigation was conducted prior to the decision, the least we as a Federation can do is empathise with him at this time, make ourselves available to him and hope that in some way he is able to clear his name as he has promised to do,” concludes Akinwunmi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

President Trump Urges Strong Background Checks after Mass Shooting

first_imgPresident Trump says we cannot let those killed in the weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio die in vain. Trump took to Twitter this morning and said bipartisan support is needed for strong background checks when it comes to firearms.He suggested that it could be tied to immigration reform legislation and that something good, if not great, could come out of these tragic events. The FBI has opened a domestic terror investigation into the El Paso shooting. Two mass shootings less than 24 hours apart have claimed the lives of 29 people and injured countless more in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.President Trump will speak about the two deadly mass shootings at 10:00 this morning. The President said he spoke at length with Attorney General William Barr, FBI Director Christopher Wray and the governors of Texas and Ohio following two mass shootings this weekend.Trump explained this is a mental illness problem and it has to be stopped after going on for years and years.The President offered his condolences to the families impacted in El Paso and Dayton.He also thanked law enforcement for their work, as he said both situations could have been a lot worse.We will carry his remarks live here on 850wftl…last_img read more

BLINGISMYTHING JUST UP TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 WILSHIRE STAKES BY A NOSE IN THRILLING FOUR-HORSE PHOTO; BAZE, KRULJAC TEAM FOR WIN AT MILE ON TURF

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2015)–Patience is a virtue. You’d get no argument from Tyler Baze on that account, as he bided his time and orchestrated a thrilling nose victory in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes aboard the Eric Kruljac-conditioned Blingismything who prevailed in a four-horse photo while covering a flat mile on turf in 1:37.16.Next to last with a quarter mile to run in a compact field of six fillies and mares 3-and-up, Baze split horses two off the rail a sixteenth out and eked out the win over a fast closing Smoove It, who was caught wide with Mario Gutierrez up.“I won pretty easy, I thought,” said Baze. “She’s just a nice filly. I broke her maiden first time out a couple of years ago at Hollywood. This is my first opportunity to ride her back so I made the most of it. She’s a nice filly to ride with a big heart.”Owned by Class Racing Stable, Blingismything was the second choice in the field at 5-2 and paid $7.40, $3.80 and $2.40. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Arch, she was a close third in the Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes April 11, and the Wilshire triumph provided her with her first-ever stakes win. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $246,330 and ran her overall record to 10-4-2-3.Trained by Doug O’Neill, Smoove It, who saved ground at the rail into and around the far turn, angled five-wide off the fence approaching the quarter pole and just missed at 6-1, finishing a head in front of her favored stablemate, Birdlover. Smoove paid $5.60 and $3.20.“I thought I had it,” said Gutierrez. “She’s improving a lot and I was hoping to get that kind of race out of her.”Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Birdlover, who broke from the outside, was off at 9-5, made an easy lead and tired late to finish third, a nose in front of Indecise. Birdlover paid $2.40 to show.“My filly broke beautifully,” said Bejarano. “We had an easy pace, 23 and change, 48 and change…it was perfect. The other horses were just flying late and we got beat a head. She ran great, no excuse.”Fractions on the race, set by Birdlover, were 23.64, 48.79, 1:13.48 and 1:25.23.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. –30–last_img read more