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    (CNN)Charles Venable resigned Wednesday as head of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields after a racially insensitive job listing sought an art director who would maintain the museum's "traditional, core, white art audience.""We are ashamed of Newfields' leadership and of ourselves. We have ignored, excluded, and disappointed members of our community and staff. We pledge to do better," Newfield's board of trustees wrote in a statement Wednesday. Venable, 60, became the first president of Newfields, the 152-acre cultural campus home to the IMA and other galleries, earlier this month as part of a change to the institution's executive structure. He had served as director of the IMA since 2012. Newfields said in the statement it will launch an independent committee to conduct a "thorough review" of its leadership and culture. It will also expand its representation of work by artists of marginalized identities and take steps to lessen the...
    Executives at McDonald's may not be lovin' it if they don't get their full McBonuses in accordance with new company policy. The fast-food company announced on Thursday it would be reducing the bonuses of top brass if they fail to staff more minorities in senior leadership roles. "We’re implementing policies that hold our leaders directly accountable for making tangible progress on our [diversity, equity, and inclusion] goals," McDonald’s Corp. said in a press release titled "Allyship through Accountability." McDonald's, pushing to achieve "gender parity" by 2030, said it "expects to increase representation of historically underrepresented groups in leadership roles (Senior Director and above) located in the U.S. to 35%" and "to increase representation of women in leadership roles globally (Senior Director and above) to 45%" by 2025. The current figures sit at 29% and 37%, respectively. FOOD CHAIN SLAMMED FOR TOUTING DIVERSITY HIRINGS: 'SO PROUD THEY'RE REDUCING EMPLOYEES OF A...
    (CNN Business)Google is making changes to the leadership of its responsible artificial intelligence efforts months after the contentious departure of prominent Black artificial intelligence researcher Timnit Gebru rattled the company.The tech giant said in a blog post Thursday that Marian Croak, a Black woman who has been a vice president at the company for six years working on a range of projects including getting public Wi-Fi on railroads in India, will run a new center focused on responsible AI within Google Research. The announcement, which included a video interview with Croak, touted her decades of tech experience and patents for technologies such as Voice over IP.Croak will report to Jeff Dean, Google's head of AI. Ten teams centered around AI ethics, fairness, and accessibility — including the Ethical AI team, which Gebru had previously helped lead — will report to her. Marian Croak, a Google vice president who has...
    ‘The Masked Dancer’ The ‘Chicago’ franchise remains intractable on Wednesday night. The three variants of the franchise give NBC another joy, reaching both the highest rating of the day and the maximum number of viewers. In addition, his dominance did not suffer despite the end of the first edition of ‘The Masked Dancer’ on Fox, which climbed to three million viewers, but did not go beyond a stable 0.6 share. NBC 08:00 – ‘Chicago Med’: 7,380,000 [0,9/6] (1st) 09:00 – ‘Chicago Fire’: 7,090,000 [0,9/6] (1st) 10:00 – ‘Chicago PD’: 5,720,000 [0,8/6] (1st) Fox 08:00 – ‘The Masked Dancer: Clip Show’: 2,640,000 [0,5/3] (4th) 09:00 – ‘The Masked Dancer’ (F): 3,080,000 [0,6/4] (2nd) CBS 08:00 – ‘Tough As Nails’: 3,340,000 [0,5/3] (2nd) 09:00 – ‘SEAL Team’ (R): 3,670,000 [0,5/3] (3rd) 10:00 – ‘SWAT’: 2,930,000 [0,4/3] (2nd) ABC 08:00 – ‘The Goldbergs’ (R): 2,880,000 [0,5/4] (3rd) ...
    Savannah Rychcik February 18, 2021 0 Comments Former Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke is brushing off Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s (R) claim renewable energy is the source of power outages throughout the state. CNN’S Anderson Cooper noted Abbott is defending his comments and arguing if Texas depended solely on green energy, it would be a challenge. He asked O’Rourke if Abbott’s claims made sense to him. “No. There has been complete Republican control of the state of Texas for 20 years,” O’Rourke said. He added, “The decision to deregulate our electricity grid in the first place and not to require additional capacity in emergencies like these, nor to connect to the rest of the national grids so that we can draw down power when we need it… These are all decisions made by Greg Abbott, Rick Perry, their predecessors, and other statewide elected Republicans.” Watch his interview below: ...
    The golden arches of McDonald's at an outlet in Westbury, New York.Kickstand | E+ | Getty Images McDonald's is taking steps to increase the number of women and historically underrepresented groups in its senior leadership ranks. By 2025, the company is aiming for senior directors or higher leadership roles to be at least 35% from historically underrepresented groups, up 6% compared with 2020 baseline data, and at least 45% composed of women, up 8% from 2020 levels. McDonald's is seeking total gender parity for leadership positions by the end of 2030. According to the company's 2018 data filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, women accounted for 32% of its executive or senior level managers. About 33% of executive or senior level managers identified as Black, Hispanic or Asian. Executive vice presidents will have their compensation tied to meeting annual goals. McDonald's board has endorsed the targets, which apply to...
              Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Star National Correspondent Neil W. McCabe to the newsmakers line to discuss where things stand for the Republican Party after the failed impeachment trial and the mechanics of Mitch McConnell’s dirty politics. Leahy: We are joined now on our second newsmaker line by Neil McCabe Washington correspondent for the Star News Network and The Tennessee Star. Well Neil, a tip of the hat to you because you called it right. You predicted that Donald Trump would be acquitted. I think you predicted 55/45 turned out to be 57/43. Pretty good job. McCabe: Well, it was kind of in the cards because of the Rand Paul test vote, but I do want...
    Washington (CNN)Congressional Democrats are calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to protect the country's mail from future delivery delays and raising questions about his leadership, urging President Joe Biden to fill vacancies on the US Postal Service's Board of Governors so that the board can "seriously consider" whether the Trump administration appointee "is suitable to continue in his role."In two separate letters sent to DeJoy and Biden this week, scores of Democratic lawmakers raised a number of complaints about the postmaster general, who has told those close to him he wants to stay in his role under the new President, two sources told CNN earlier this month, despite his troubled tenure at the helm of the USPS and his background as a supporter and donor to former President Donald Trump.Together, the two letters underscore the party's deep frustration with DeJoy, whose decisions in the run-up to the 2020 election were...
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott explained Wednesday his support for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell despite attacks from former President Donald Trump. In an interview with Guy Benson on Fox News radio, Scott was asked if he would still support McConnell as their leader moving forward, to which he responded by saying “definitely yes.” Trump slammed McConnell in a statement Tuesday night, saying the Republican party will never be “strong” with McConnell in the Senate. “I do there’s a very simple answer, yes, the long answer is definitely yes, because at the end of the day, we’re going to have to have in our party is someone who understands how to fight fire with fire when it comes to Senator Schumer, if we are going to win back the majority and we will. If we’re going to win back the House and we will if we’re going to win...
    A county GOP chairman in Kentucky is calling for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden: 'I'm tired of talking about Trump' READ: Trump statement ripping into McConnell Trump unloads on McConnell, promises MAGA primary challengers MORE (R-Ky.) to resign from his leadership position in the Senate over his floor speech last weekend saying former President Donald Trump was responsible for the Capitol riot. “Given that the county party I represent supports President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden: 'I'm tired of talking about Trump' Hacker claims to have stolen files from law firm tied to Trump: WSJ Texas governor faces criticism over handling of winter storm fallout MORE overwhelmingly and your complete and total disdain for the will of your constituents here in Nelson County I am formally demanding you immediately resign your leadership position within our party’s caucus in the United States Senate,” Don Thrasher, chairman for the Republican Party of Nelson County,...
    LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will have their hands full over the next few weeks. With Anthony Davis sidelined due to an injury, the Lakers’ supporting cast needs to step up in his place. Tonight, the purple and gold faced off against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The game ended in a 112-14 victory for the LA Lakers as LeBron James had yet another stunning game. LBJ finished the fixture with 30 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 13-of-20 from the field. Needless to say, the purple and gold are in fine form and they adjusted pretty well to fill in the wide gap left by Anthony Davis. But can the reigning champions maintain this form for their upcoming games as well? Lakers’ Marc Gasol on LeBron James’ leadership In the post-game interview, Lakers center Marc Gasol shared his thoughts on the recipe for success for his team in the...
    PICKERING, Ontario, Feb. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The International Institute of Business Analysis ™ (IIBA®) Board of Directors announces key changes to the global leadership team, including the appointment of a new Board Chair and Vice Chair, a new Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and the addition of a newly created executive role. Former Board Chair Keith Ellis resigned from the association’s board in December 2020. At the January 2021 board meeting, Barbara Carkenord was appointed Chair and Heather Mylan-Mains was appointed Vice Chair replacing former Vice Chair Jon Buttriss, who will remain on the board in a director capacity. As a foundational IIBA member, Carkenord was both a contributor and expert reviewer on various versions of the globally recognized standard for business analysis, A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide). Her focus on critical thinking and increasing business value drove her to help define...
    The argument We all know by living in our own flesh, the adversity that the pandemic caused by the covid19 virus has represented, “a phenomenon to which we are subjected by our mere condition of human beings”, which goes from a tired confinement in family or in solitude, passing by personal contagion or that of close people, as well as by consequences that have been the product of actions, passivities and reactions of municipal, state and federal governments in our country, being indifferent to economic precariousness, until reaching more serious situations that have culminated in the death at the end of March of the current year, of almost 200 thousand people in Mexico, and over two million people died in the world. Faced with the great adversity generated in health matters, without any contemplation the beat of the drums is heard for a confrontation between political forces whose only concern...
    By JARI TANNER, Associated Press HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s foreign intelligence agency said on Wednesday that Russia is counting on the COVID-19 pandemic to weaken unity in the West which will help Moscow gain a more prominent role in international affairs and lead to “declining Western influence on the global stage”. The Kremlin believes that the pandemic will force the West to focus on domestic policy and economic problems and cause among other things populist and extremist movements to emerge, the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service said in its annual report. “For its part, Russia is prepared to add fuel to the flames to encourage these trends," the 79-page report said. “Therefore, 2021 will again see Russian influence operations designed to create and deepen divides within and between Western societies, including at the EU (European Union) level." It said Russia’s moves will likely include attempts to discredit Western-produced COVID-19 vaccines, especially...
    HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s foreign intelligence agency said on Wednesday that Russia is counting on the COVID-19 pandemic to weaken unity in the West which will help Moscow gain a more prominent role in international affairs and lead to “declining Western influence on the global stage”. The Kremlin believes that the pandemic will force the West to focus on domestic policy and economic problems and cause among other things populist and extremist movements to emerge, the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service said in its annual report. “For its part, Russia is prepared to add fuel to the flames to encourage these trends,” the 79-page report said. “Therefore, 2021 will again see Russian influence operations designed to create and deepen divides within and between Western societies, including at the EU (European Union) level.” It said Russia’s moves will likely include attempts to discredit Western-produced COVID-19 vaccines, especially the one made by the...
    February 16, 2021 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Before the Covid-19 pandemic upended the world, businesses were already becoming more accustomed to dealing with uncertainty. The geopolitical landscape was as tumultuous as it had been in many years, rocked by an erratic US administration and Brexit-induced volatility, and digital disruption was condemning a growing number of longstanding incumbents in numerous sectors to the graveyard, having failed to evolve. Coronavirus, of course, amplified uncertainty by an order of magnitude no living business executive had experienced before, but that doesn’t change the reality that leaders were having to adapt at an unprecedented pace even before Covid-19 exhausted the use of the word ‘ unprecedented. ‘ This means it is foolish for any company to assume it will revert to a state of blissful stability and clarity when the pandemic finally concludes, whenever...
    More On: criminal justice reforms NYPD issues new guidance after repeal of ‘Walking While Trans’ law NYC won’t return to its former glory without law and order Death Row Records co-founder weeps while thanking Trump for pardon Charged with murder, stabbing? In NYC, you’re free to go Coming off a year that saw the highest percentage-point spikes in homicides and shootings in decades, the Big Apple continues to struggle. With each passing day, rising crime moves any return to a post-pandemic normal further out of reach. Last week, four people were brutally stabbed in separate attacks along New York City’s A train; two died. Not long after, police arrested Rigoberto Lopez, who authorities say confessed to all four attacks. Lopez allegedly has a troubling rap sheet for assaults and criminal contempt. Yet he had been released after his most recent arrest in the fall, when police allege he was...
    The Capitol Police Union overwhelmingly voted no-confidence on acting Chief Yogananda Pittman and six other agency leaders last week, NPR reported. The U.S. Capitol Police Labor Committee announced in a press release that 92% of Capitol Police officers voted no-confidence in Pittman and 97% voted no-confidence in Capitol Police Captain Ben Smith, NPR reported. The majority of officers also voted no confidence in six other department leaders, according to CBS News. “Capitol Police offers have delivered an overwhelming vote of No Confidence in the senior leadership of the U.S. Capitol Police… The Executive Board of the Capitol Police Union called for rank-and-file members to consider a vote of no confidence late last week following the senior leadership’s mishandling of the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th,” the union announced in a press release, according to CBS. “The board took this unprecedented step after reviewing details of the events on,...
    Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity said Monday night on his show that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was “sanctimonious” for condemning former President Donald Trump in a speech on the Senate floor after the impeachment vote adding his leadership will soon be challenged. Hannity said, “Voters in this country are smart, not stupid. We can see the snap impeachment was nothing but political theater, no due process, no evidence, no defense, none of it. Now finding out it was all preplanned ahead of time and another needless smear that accomplished nothing. It’s been five years of this. They’ve also had it with Republicans and Democratic swamp creatures.” He continued, “This is the question Republicans have to ask themselves tonight. Where was John Thune and Mitch McConnell fighting against the biggest abuse of power corruption scandal in our history with Operation Crossfire Hurricane? They were missing in action.” He added, “Where’s the sanctimonious Mitch McConnell, John Thune, demanding that Kamala...
    (CNN)Dr. Anthony Fauci has been honored with a top international prize for his work combating the coronavirus and other infectious diseases. He is one of the seven recipients of the 2021 Dan David Prize, a $1 million award endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University in Israel. The annual prize is divided into three categories -- past, present, and future. Fauci won the prize for the present section, and is this year's only individual winner. Fauci says he will practice what he preaches He was chosen because of his exceptional work with infectious diseases over his life, including HIV, Ebola, Zika, and most recently, Covid-19. "Dr. Fauci has been a global leader in control and research of infectious diseases that present a major public health challenge," Dr. Elizabeth Miller, the chair of the selection committee, said in the award announcement. "Dr. Fauci's contribution has...
    The Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections voted on Tuesday to fire its elections director, Richard Barron, who has ran the post since 2013. Fulton County, the largest county in Georgia, became one of the epicenters of former President Donald Trump's claims of voter fraud amid the aftermath of the 2020 election. On Monday, county spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt said the acting county attorney is reviewing whether Fulton County commissioners would need to ratify the elections board’s choice to fire Barron, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Aaron Johnson, a Democratic appointee to the board, said it leaves the elections department in an unfortunate situation, adding that the move to terminate Barron will "cause chaos." Dr. Kathleen Ruth, a Republican, supported the move to fire Barron, citing the need for new leadership after last year's contentious presidential election. “This is not political, this is a bi-partisan vote,”...
    Thomas Michael Hogg, Director of TMH Consulting & Investment Group Source: Courtesy Last week the Tigers played against FC Bayern München. Bayern München won and is the most successful club of these times. But it is more than a club. It is a company and organization that is based on four guidelines that can serve as an example and guide for each businessman and politician: values ​​and principles, vision to win titles, expertise and competent people, and financial and financing strategy. Today I focus on the first point, which is the most important: VALUES AND PRINCIPLES. Bayern München He has a very interesting mix in his “Management” and Board of Directors. Bayern’s management is largely made up of former club players. Rummenigge, Kahn, Beckenbauer, Hoeneß to name a few are accompanied by top-level business executives like Herbert Hainer (my Ex-Boss and ExCeo of adidas). Defined values ​​are...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — U.S. Capitol Police voted “no confidence” in their leadership Monday following the Jan. 6 riots. According to the U.S. Capitol Police Labor Committee, the police union, officers delivered an “overwhelmingly vote of no confidence, in senior leadership. RELATED: Gov. Larry Hogan Signs RELIEF Act Of 2021 Into Law, Bringing Aid To Thousands Of Marylanders Struggling Due To Pandemic The union’s board called for a vote following the mishandling of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. RELATED: Maryland Weather: Second Round Of Wintry Weather In The Forecast ” The Board took this unprecedented step after reviewing details of the events on, and leading up to, January 6th and the subsequent deaths of 6 people and injuries to approximately 140 Capitol and Metropolitan Police officers,” the union said in a press release. Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman, who was put into that roll after former U.S. Capitol Police Chief...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci has won a top international prize for his leadership in the coronavirus pandemic. Fauci, who has served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases under the last seven presidents, was awarded the $1 million Dan David Prize for his defense of science and advocacy of COVID-19 vaccinations now being used worldwide. The private Israeli foundation also touted Fauci’s lifetime of leadership on HIV research and AIDS relief in the Monday announcement. In a statement, the Dan David Prize credited Fauci with “courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition during the challenging COVID crisis.” “As the COVID-19 pandemic unraveled, [Fauci] leveraged his considerable communication skills to address people gripped by fear and anxiety and worked relentlessly to inform individuals in the United States and elsewhere about the public health measures essential for containing the pandemic’s spread,” the awards committee said, according...
    (CNN)An exhausted and impatient nation needs the kind of clarity and leadership only a president can provide as the coronavirus pandemic reaches a potentially decisive stage.President Joe Biden's responsibilities go far beyond the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 rescue plan on the launchpad in Congress, a federal effort to swiftly accelerate vaccines and a push to get more relief to millions of unemployed.There have been some signs in recent weeks that an injection of new White House urgency has improved the organization of the anti-Covid-19 effort and coordination with state governors who cried out for months for help.But on his first official trip outside Washington on Tuesday to Wisconsin, highlighted by a presidential appearance at a CNN town hall at 9 p.m. ET, Biden faces urgent questions about how much of normal life can resume in the months to come.After four weeks in the White House -- which his team used to...
    A 'sanctimonious' Mitch McConnell will soon be challenged for his leadership of the Republican Party, Sean Hannity warned on Monday night, after the Senate Minority Leader published an op ed defending those who voted to impeach Donald Trump. McConnell, 78, wrote in the Wall Street Journal on Monday that he bore no ill will to the seven Republican senators who voted to impeach. McConnell spelled out his reasons for voting to acquit - arguing that he felt the Constitution did not allow for impeaching a president who has already left office. But, in a careful threading of the needle, he insisted he respected those who voted differently to him. Mitch McConnell voted to acquit Trump on Saturday, then savaged him on the Senate floor Sean Hannity used his Fox News show on Monday night to attack the Senate Minority Leader RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Capitol Police officers voiced their displeasure with the department's top leaders with an overwhelming vote of no confidence, after scores of officers were injured, one officer died and two committed suicide following the January 6 assault on the Capitol by crowds of President Trump's supporters. The U.S. Capitol Police Labor Committee, the union that represents thousands of U.S. Capitol Police officers, announced that 92% of Capitol Police officers voted that they had no confidence in Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman, or others in leadership roles in the department. The previous chief, Steven Sund, resigned under pressure as officials cast blame on him for the massive security failures of January 6 on him.  "Capitol Police offers have delivered an overwhelming vote of No Confidence in the senior leadership of the U.S. Capitol Police," the U.S. Capitol Police Labor Committee said in a news release. "The Executive Board of the Capitol Police Union...
    Sean Hannity called Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell “sanctimonious” on Monday night for his speech condemning Donald Trump after voting to acquit him. McConnell made it clear in his speech that he still believes Trump to be morally responsible for the attack on the Capitol, but ended up voting to acquit him because he didn’t believe the Senate could take this action with Trump out of office. Hannity said all seven Republicans that voted to convict Trump, as well as “other Republicans who have turned their backs on the former president,” are “way out of touch” with the GOP base. He showed a pro-Trump rally in Florida earlier Monday before remarking, “I have a question, Mitch McConnell, John Thune. How come you never had this kind of enthusiasm at any of your events?” Hannity elaborated: “Where was John Thune and Mitch McConnell fighting against the biggest abuse of power corruption...
    The U.S. Capitol Police Labor Union on Monday delivered an "overwhelming vote of No Confidence" on the senior leadership of the U.S. Capitol Police. The vote comes after the Executive Board of the Capitol Police Union last week called for its members to consider a vote of no confidence following the senior leadership’s mishandling of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots. The Board said it decided to hold a vote after reviewing the events on and leading up to the events of Jan. 6, which resulted in the deaths of six people and approximately 140 Capitol and Metropolitan Police officers. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.
    La Sexta has been specializing in live coverage of political events for years, and this is particularly noticeable during national and international elections. With the Catalan elections on Sunday, the Atresmedia network was once again the one chosen at the national level by viewers to follow the election night. And this time, well ahead of the informative special of La 1. The special installment of Al Rojo Vivo, directed by Antonio García Ferreras, with the results of the elections and the political gathering, was followed on La Sexta by 1,820,000 viewers (a 10% audience share), between 9:25 p.m. and 11:44 p.m. hours. The private chain has thus registered its best audience data of the season on a Sunday, since September. The first channel of TVE for its part had surprisingly low results with a coverage divided into two sections. First, it was a special newscast with Ana Blanco and Carlos...
    Loading the player... Dr. Anthony Fauci is being recognized globally for his work to empower science and data as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Read More: Fauci explains if families can visit grandparents after they’ve been vaccinated ABC News reported that Fauci was awarded a $1 million prize as the recipient of the Dan David Prize for “defending science” and working to advocate for a safe and effective vaccine process. The Israel-based Dan David Foundation recognized Fauci for his lifetime of leadership on HIV research and AIDS relief and continued work to support COVID-19 education and vaccinations. “As the COVID-19 pandemic unraveled, (Fauci) leveraged his considerable communication skills to address people gripped by fear and anxiety and worked relentlessly to inform individuals in the United States and elsewhere about the public health measures essential for containing the pandemic’s spread,” the foundation’s awards committee shared. He was celebrated...
    The montage of celebrities gushing over New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., as he received an Emmy award in November sparked a new wave of conservative mockery on Monday. Cuomo rode high in 2020 for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in spite of his state leading the nation in deaths, but he is now under fire from both parties over his administration's suspected cover-up of nursing home fatalities from the virus. Cuomo received the Founders Award "in recognition of his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world" at the International Emmy Awards ceremony on Nov. 23, and liberal celebrities like Ben Stiller, Spike Lee, and Robert de Niro heaped praise upon him in a pre-recorded video. TWITTER USERS TRASH SNL FOR IGNORING CUOMO'S NURSING HOME SCANDAL: 'WAS IT TOO EASY?' The briefings "gave us hope, gave us clarity, gave us the...
    Former White House chief speechwriter Marc Thiessen blasted House Democrats for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s promotion to a foreign affairs committee leadership position, calling it "absolutely appalling." Thiessen, a Fox News contributor and a columnist at the Washington Post, made the comment on "America’s Newsroom" on Monday, calling the Congresswoman from Minnesota a "virulent anti-Semite" before pointing to several of her past statements. Omar, 38, now in her second term in Congress after initially being elected in 2018 and then reelected last year, is a native of Somalia who emigrated to the U.S. with her family as a teenager. On Thursday, Omar’s office confirmed she was named Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights, which "has jurisdiction over disaster assistance; upholding and protecting human rights; and oversight of international health issues, maternal health and child survival, the American Red Cross, the Peace Corps, and regional...
    DAVID LUIZ looks set to be offered a new one-year extension by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. The 33-year-old is out of contract in June and will be free to join another club. 2DAvid Luiz is set to be offered a new one-year contract by Mikel ArtetaCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd Arsenal’s usual policy is to only offer players over the age of 30 a 12-month deal. And The Independent claims Arteta wants the Brazilian international to stay put at the Emirates. The Gunners boss is reportedly impressed by his leadership qualities and influence on his young squad. Luiz looked set to depart The Emirates a year ago following a nightmare display after Project Restart against Manchester City. But the former Chelsea man bounced back and went on to help them to FA Cup glory. Arsenal then made the controversial decision to hand him another one-year extension.  The much-maligned star still...
    The majority of the money raised by the anti-Trump Lincoln Project went to companies run by the group’s founders. “It raises questions about where the rest of the money ultimately went,” said Brendan Fischer with the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center in Washington. “Generally speaking, you’d expect to see a major super PAC spend a majority or more of their money on advertisements, and that’s not what happened here.” Records show that only about one-third, $27 million, of the money raised by the super PAC went to TV and online advertisements during the 2020 election cycle. The majority of the PAC’s funds were split by consulting companies controlled by the group’s leadership, including $27 million paid to a firm run by Reed Galen and $21 million to a firm run by Ron Steslow, a former Lincoln Project member. The report comes as the group deals with the fallout surrounding co-founder John...
    CNN’s Jake Tapper tore into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during a broad rebuke for those who would ignore the indecencies and failures of their own political party for the sake of retaining power. As Tapper concluded State of the Union on Sunday, he spoke of the “small but respectable number of politicians willing to break with their partisan allegiances and criticize an intimidating leader in the face of loss of life.” Tapper emphasized that he wasn’t talking about the 7 Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection, but rather, the New York officials who’ve spoken out against Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus situation. The monologue continued with an explainer of the scandal Cuomo is facing for apparently covering up the data on how many coronavirus deaths there have been in connection with the governor’s nursing home directive. Tapper noted that Cuomo “has declined to appear...
    WTOP’s coverage of the Capitol riot Members of the US Capitol Police issued a vote of no confidence in the force’s top leaders more than a month after the January 6 riot at the Capitol left dozens of officers injured and led to the death of Officer Brian Sicknick. Vote totals varied for each boss but each of the seven — acting Chief Yoganada Pittman, two assistant chiefs, three deputy chiefs and a captain in the division that staffs the Capitol building — were found not to have the confidence of rank-and-file officers, according to two sources who shared the vote totals with CNN. Voting on the question began Thursday afternoon and ran for 24 hours before votes were tabulated, giving officers on three shifts a chance to vote at work. Voting was limited to members represented by the union that represents rank-and-file officers. Gus Papathanasiou, chairman of...
    Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt is preparing to step down from the anti-Trump media group, according to multiple reports. He is said to have informed staffers late Friday, just a day after he was singled out in an open letter from former employees who accused the group of mishandling sexual harassment allegations and attacking those who tried to speak out. The group has plunged into turmoil following reports that top leadership was aware of sexual harassment allegations against co-founder John Weaver as early as last summer, long before the allegations became public in January. Following the reports by the Associated Press, New York magazine, and The New York Times, Lincoln Project senior adviser Kurt Bardella and conservative commentator Tom Nichols, who served as an unpaid adviser, announced their exits from the group earlier Friday. CNBC also reports that several donors to the group are considering stopping all financial contributions...
    A growing exodus of leading advisers from the "Never Trump" Lincoln Project group continued Friday as the PAC struggles with allegations that one of its co-founders sexually harassed young men. Tom Nichols, a "Never-Trump Conservative" foreign policy expert, announced that he’s leaving his role as an unpaid adviser. "I've always been transparent about all my affiliations, as I am now: I told TLP leadership yesterday that I'm stepping down as an unpaid adviser as they sort this out and decide their future direction and organization," Nichols tweeted Friday. He made the announcement in response to a New York Times report that six former Lincoln Project employees were asking to be released from their nondisclosure agreements in order to discuss the allegations against John Weaver, who has been accused of sexually harassing young men through text messages and phone calls. Kurt Bardella, another adviser, has also stepped down, according to the political journalist...
    This Thursday, February 11, the Civil Association Miranda in Action from the headquarters of the newspaper The National carried out an act of recognition to the various youth and social leaderships of the Sucre municipality, in the context of the 400 years of the Petare parish and the Youth Day. Daniel Vargas, president of the Miranda in Action Civil Association, affirmed that being young in Venezuela is synonymous with struggle and work to achieve each desired goal. « This in the midst of the serious complex humanitarian crisis that we are experiencing, » he said. He also commented on the importance of generating a connection with the various social sectors. For her part, the young lawyer Xiomara Sierra, vice president of the aforementioned civil association, said: “Petare is about to turn 400 years old, today we also recognize those Petareño leaders who day by day strive from each of their spaces and...
    An independent journalist who has been covering allegations of harassment against a co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project told "The Ingraham Angle" Thursday that the group only took action after the scandal became unavoidable. Ryan Girdusky, the author of "They’re Not Listening: How the Elites Created the National Populist Revolution," said if new reports are to be believed, John Weaver, the co-founder, was messaging "young men" while aware that he was working on a story about him. "Everything the Lincoln Project called Donald Trump was, was what they were doing and who they are," Girdusky said. "It is like looking into the mirror." VideoGirdusky said the group’s leadership only spoke out when they simply could not ignore the story anymore. He said the mainstream media was complicit because these outlets continued to give these Trump-bashers a platform in order to hear Republicans lay into the president. Video"To have them on, and...
    By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 30 experts on global nuclear security urged President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday to restore U.S. leadership on fissile materials to reduce the threat that militants will use them to create weapons. Global security of materials like plutonium and highly enriched uranium received "limited high-level attention" by former President Donald Trump's administration, the experts said in a letter to about six officials at the State Department, the Department of Energy and the National Security Council. "U.S. leadership on this issue has weakened and international progress has slowed," wrote the experts, including Sharon Squassoni of George Washington University and William Tobey of Harvard University, according to a copy of the letter seen by Reuters. It recommended launching a comprehensive plan to achieve security of global stocks of nuclear weapons, fissile materials and nuclear facilities where sabotage could cause a catastrophe. The administration should boost...
    The beleaguered New York Times continues to be plagued by internal issues and chaos as Gray Lady editors refused to publish a column by conservative columnist Bret Stephens, who intended to criticize the paper’s leadership. Stephens planned on bashing the paper’s handling of recently-ousted Times reporter Donald McNeil Jr., who announced his resignation on Friday after he was accused of using the "n-word" while leading a student trip in Peru. McNeil explained the context of the slur in his resignation letter, sparking a heated clash among Times staffers when he explained he was simply having a conversation about someone else’s use of the word. Stephens’ attempt to publish his thoughts on the internal spat was rejected by Times opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury. "I have an especially high bar of running any column that could reflect badly on a colleague and I didn’t feel that this piece rose to that level," Kingsbury...
    The House GOP’s campaign arm rolled out new members of its leadership team heading into the 2022 midterms as it looks to take back the lower chamber. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced Tuesday that Reps. Ken CalvertKenneth (Ken) Stanton CalvertMORE (Calif.), Jodey ArringtonJodey Cook ArringtonK Street navigates virtual inauguration week READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results Hillicon Valley: House votes to condemn QAnon | Americans worried about foreign election interference | DHS confirms request to tap protester phones MORE (Texas) and Buddy CarterEarl (Buddy) Leroy CarterGeorgia elections chief refutes election claims in letter to Congress Trump Georgia call divides House GOP Bipartisan lawmakers call for overhauling medical supply chains MORE (Ga.) will serve as deputy chairs behind Rep. Tom EmmerThomas (Tom) Earl EmmerMinnesota Republican gets stuck upside down in the middle of virtual committee hearing House Republican campaign arm rolls out target list for midterms...
    February 11, 2021 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2020 has changed the world and work forever. Workplaces have transformed from traditional offices to home workspaces. The best leaders have embraced that change is the sole constant in an ever-evolving global situation and eagerly pivoted, as necessary. Despite being one of the most tumultuous periods of disruptions, it is also a time of opportunity to future-proof your leaders and workforce. Leadership often associated with titles demands more. Leaders who volunteer to venture into the unknown, withstand potential hardship before others and willingly make sacrifices for the greater good. Leaders who embrace change as an opportunity will help their people and business succeed. Reimagining your leadership approach is imperative to set you up powerfully for 2021 and beyond. Here is how to get started. Leading your own psychology Learning how to...
    Elon Musk is a risky and very imaginative entrepreneur, he has led his companies to success. For what he has achieved, his persistence and persuasion power is notorious. He understands business management, marketing and leadership in a different way, he is attached to his personality. One of his outstanding qualities as a leader is that he has a very positive attitude, with no room for discouragement or negative thoughts. He is determined, confident and puts value before situations of uncertainty. His great leadership capacity is reflected in the way in which his optimism spreads to his work teams, hence the success of his projects. However, despite the fact that the whole world recognizes him for his qualities, there are those who see light and dark and not so friendly aspects of this businessman. Elon Musk’s aptitudes as CEO of Tesla and SpaceX show him as a leader. Photo:...
    Members of the U.S. Capitol Police plan to hold a vote of no confidence in the force's leadership this week over its failure to adequately prepare officers for the Jan. 6 insurrection by a violent mob of former President TrumpDonald TrumpSchoen says Trump team will be 'very well prepared' after criticism Iowa Republicans seek to cut funding for schools with 1619 Project in curriculum Capitol rioter seen smoking in Rotunda arrested MORE's supporters. The Capitol Police force is still reeling from the violence of Jan. 6, which led to the deaths of two of its officers and dozens injured, some severely. "The enormity of the multiple leadership failures both in leading up to the insurrection, and in the Department’s response to it, have convinced us there is no other choice. The leadership has failed us, and we have paid a terrible price," Gus Papathanasiou, the Capitol Police union chairman, said...
    Getty James Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving high-five after coming off the court during the second half of the Brooklyn Nets' game against the Miami Heat at Barclays Center on January 25. One subject that has become a major topic of discussion in the professional sports world is mental health as it pertains to professional athletes. One player who has been outspoken when it comes to the importance of mental health has been Brooklyn Nets’ starting point guard Kyrie Irving. Despite Irving’s outspokenness on the importance of mental health, his decision to take some personal time off at the beginning of the season came as a bit of a shock to many. Irving missed a total of seven games during that time and received backlash from many people in the hoops community. Some even went as far as to say Irving should just retire if he didn’t...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins finalized their $13 million, one-year contract with designated hitter Nelson Cruz on Wednesday, retaining the most valuable player from the AL Central champion teams of the last two seasons. The 40-year-old Cruz agreed to the deal a week ago for his 17th major league season. Cruz has led the Twins in home runs in each of his two years with the Twins and ranked second and fourth, respectively, in the AL in OPS. The six-time All-Star won Silver Slugger awards in 2019 and 2020. Last season, Cruz batted .303 with 16 homers and 33 RBIs in 53 games in the pandemic-shortened schedule. He won the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award in 2020, an honor voted on by his peers for a player most respected for leadership on the field and in the community. Cruz won the team MVP and leadership awards in...
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    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's muted reaction to President Biden's decision to derail the Keystone XL pipeline project shows the divide between union leadership and union members, Heritage Foundation economics research fellow Rachel Greszler told Fox News. "The fact that Trumka was relatively indifferent to Biden's move to kill thousands of union jobs is troubling and revealing," Greszler said. "It shows that unions don't actually represent workers' interests, but rather union leadership's quest for power." TOP US UNION BOSS RICHARD TRUMKA DISAPPOINTED IN BIDEN'S KEYSTONE XL CANCELLATION IN NEW INTERVIEW Trumka expressed displeasure with the pipeline project cancellation but also praised Biden as possibly "the best union president we ever had" during an "Axios on HBO" interview that aired on Sunday. Richard Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), speaks during the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Feb....
    The Capitol Police Union is holding a no confidence vote this week for the force's top brass in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot that left one police officer dead and 140 more injured.  The Executive Board said it is taking "the unprecedented step after reviewing senior leadership’s handling of the January 6th insurrection." The vote is aimed at Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman, Assistant Chief Chad Thomas, Acting Assistant Chief Sean Gallagher, and three deputy chiefs.  FORMER CAPITOL POLICE CHIEFS SEEKS TO 'SET RECORD STRAIGHT' ABOUT INSURRECTION IN LETTER Criticism of Capitol Police leadership intensified when Pittman testified to Congress on Jan. 26 that the "Department knew that the January 6th event would not be like any of the previous protests held in 2020." "We knew that militia groups and white supremacists organizations would be attending," Pittman told the House Appropriations Committee. "We also knew that some of these participants...
    At the beginning of the new year, the National Rifle Association announced its plans to file for bankruptcy in order to reorganize and set up shop in Texas. One of the reasons the Second Amendment cult and money-laundering scheme organization filed for bankruptcy was to get out from under the New York state investigation into the dubious financial dealings of the “nonprofit.” Those dubious dealings had been leaking out to the press as a result of a legal civil war within the money-loving, gun-obsessed group and their longtime bankrollers, PR firm Ackerman McQueen. Even before those lawsuits and the public civil war between Ackerman McQueen and the NRA began, story after story of the financial woes of the organization was coming out. Since the battle between the two former dirtbag organizations has been unearthed, story after story after story has also leaked detailing wild spending habits, mismanagement, and corruption among the top executives. Meanwhile, board members have been pushed out or resigned....
    The Navy failed to follow protocols, including implementing stringent social distancing guidelines and prematurely releasing dozens of sailors from quarantine, which ultimately led to a massive coronavirus outbreak onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt last March, according to a newly released report by the Department of Defense. SHOOTER IN SNOW-SHOVELING MURDER-SUICIDE WAS DECORATED NAVY VET The report, released Monday, took aim at top brass on board the ship who "did not effectively implement mitigation measures for the majority of the crew." The negligence proved fatal to one sailor who died from COVID-19 while more than 1,200 others tested positive for the virus.  Lapses in leadership included the decision to release between 900 to 1,000 sailors from quarantine ahead of the recommended two-week period after they had been exposed to the virus because the area in which they were being kept was becoming "crowded and unmanageable."  This, while spaces on the ship designated for social...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One by one on Monday, cars lined up in the Strip District to receive free food. RELATED: Pittsburgh Public Schools Supervisor Named Pa. School Psychologist Of The Year The Veterans Leadership Program and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank came together to give back to local veterans and military families. RELATED: Audit Finds More Than $39,000 Missing From Monaca Firemans Relief Association (Photo Credit: Ian Smith/KDKA NewsChopper2) They hosted a distribution event along Stallman Street on Monday. MORE: Pittsburgh Police Searching For Missing 62-Year-Old Richard Varek Volunteers gave away boxes of food including fresh produce, fish, and pantry items.
    (CNN)The leadership of the USS Theodore Roosevelt failed to put in place measures to stop a coronavirus outbreak on board the aircraft carrier and exacerbated a growing problem by releasing sailors too early from quarantine, a Department of Defense inspector general investigation concluded. The report, consistent with a deeper investigation into the outbreak in which nearly 20% of the crew tested positive for Covid-19, also found that four out of five Navy component commands did not run a biennial infectious disease exercise that may have helped reduce the spread of the virus."USS Theodore Roosevelt leadership did not effectively implement mitigation measures for the majority of their crew," the report said. Social gathering areas on board the ship remained open, while "non-essential" urine tests for illegal substances continued, the report added. In addition, sailors were released early from quarantine because conditions were crowded, and the ship's leadership "believed that the quarantine...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will keep up pressure on the leadership of Yemen's Houthis, the U.S. State Department spokesman said on Monday, after Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Congress he intends to revoke the terrorist organization designation of the movement. "I think we will certainly keep up the pressure on the leadership of the... movement," State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters. (Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk, Lisa Lambert and Daphne Psaledakis; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Iran, Yemen, United States, United Arab Emirates, Asia, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
    New York : The Bronx deserves leadership that responds to the needs of its constituents. /ARCHIVE Photo: Mariela Lombard / El Diario NY By: David williams February 08, 2021 I have lived in the Bronx for several decades and no electoral cycle has passed without my being involved in the search for leadership that responds from the government to the needs of our people. In the area in which I live, which I share with many of my fellow Dominicans and people of other nationalities, it corresponds to District 14 of the Municipal Council. In the Bronx, we have had Jewish, Irish, Italian and Puerto Rican, African American representatives. Today, however, when most of the small businesses that give life and sustain our neighborhoods, such as supermarkets, warehouses, beauty salons, restaurants, taxi bases, auto repair and paint shops, car washers, street vendors, and...
    Donald Trump Jr. will go to Wyoming to campaign against Republican Rep. Liz Cheney after she voted to impeach his father. 'I hear it's lovely during primary season,' he told Politico's Playbook. Cheney has been under fire from conservatives since she voted to impeach Donald Trump even as establishment Republicans - such as Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell - have defended her for voting her conscious.  She survived a challenge from conservative House members to stay in the GOP leadership in Congress but she's been censured by the Wyoming Republican Party and already has garnered one primary challenger with more mulling a run. The primary is a ways off - it's in August 2022 - but Trump Jr's message was a clear warning to the congresswoman that the Trump family won't forget she was one of ten House Republicans to vote to impeach.  Donald Trump Jr. will go to...
    For over 40 years, Marcela Howell has been fighting for women’s rights and advocating for Black women to have a seat at the table when it comes to policy issues that concern them. Howell is founder, CEO and President of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda. It is a national-state partnership of eight Black women’s reproductive justice organizations. Howell said while other reproductive justice groups are “womb centric,” their issues include housing, employment and reproductive health. Howell was born into an Air Force family in Tacoma, Washington. She received her bachelor’s degree from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, her master’s degree from St. Louis University in St. Louis and her law degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Howell is passing her wealth of expertise in leadership development on to the next generation through the Next Generation Leadership Institute, a two year paid fellowship for women...
    Luis Bárcenas’ lawyer, Gustavo Galán, has clarified this Sunday that no person from the leadership of the PP “has addressed” the former treasurer “at the present time” to carry out “no type of negotiation”. “That negotiation is the one that was had with people from the PP in his day, not with the current one,” Galán said in statements to La Sexta, in which he wanted to clarify the interview that Luis Bárcenas has granted to the newspaper The world in which he stated that he has negotiated with two people “closely linked” to the PP currently for “bury the ‘hatchet’“but” they have not complied. According to the lawyer, the statements to “bury the ‘hatchet'” come from “a temporary moment” and prior to which Bárcenas had already referred to “for a long time.” “No person from the leadership of the PP has addressed Luis Bárcenas to perform at the...
    More On: fast takes YouTube cancels the Senate and other commentary Truths about vaccine timetable and other commentary Danger of nuclear verdicts and other commentary The Cyrus accords and other commentary From the right: Open Our Schools “Many liberals continually ignore the science that shows students can safely return to school,” notes Wisconsin ex-Gov. Scott Walker at The Washington Times. The CDC confirmed that “vaccinations of teachers is not a prerequisite for safely reopening schools,” and “plenty of teachers . . . are eager to be in the classroom,” yet “their union is blocking the way.” Soaring enrollment at Catholic and private schools proves that “parents understand that their children perform better with in-person instruction.” Instead of “letting the big government union bosses or liberal school administrators decide what’s best for individual families,” we should “put the power in the hands of parents to make the right choice for...
    Liz Cheney said Sunday that she will not step down as Wyoming's at-large representative after the state's GOP voted to formally censure her after she voted to impeach Donald Trump. The Wyoming congresswoman and Republican conference chair snubbed Trump in an interview with Fox News, claiming the party should not embrace the former president or anything spouted by Trump ultra-loyalist Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene. 'We have to make sure that we are able to convey to the American voters, we are the party of responsibility, we are the party of truth, that we actually can be trusted to handle the challenges this nation faces like COVID and that's going to require us to focus on substance and policy and issues going forward,' Cheney said. 'We should not be embracing the former president,' she added in her interview on 'Fox News Sunday' with Chris Wallace.  While stepping up her attacks on...
    The union representing U.S. Capitol Police officers plans to hold a no-confidence vote this week in the department’s executive leadership more than a month after the deadly Jan. 6 riot. “We will go forward with our vote of no confidence,” said Gus Papathanasiou, chairman of the United States Capitol Police Labor Committee in an email. Papathanasiou also said he is among the scores of Capitol Hill police officers infected with COVID-19 since the riot. The vote had been planned last week but was delayed while officer Brian Sicknick, who died soon after being injured in the riot, was memorialized at the Capitol. A cause of death in Sicknick’s death has yet to be determined. A second officer on duty that day took his own life a few days later. The union no-confidence vote is expected to target acting police chief Yogananda Pittman and other members of the department’s executive leadership. “The...
    Related news The unstoppable pace of sustainable bond issuance in the Spanish market it has a new proper name. BBVA has managed to overtake Santander as a leading intermediary by volume and number of operations at a time when the pandemic has accelerated this class of emissions. The bank chaired by Carlos Torres was the protagonist as intermediary in the Spanish market of a total of 15 sustainable bond issuance operations, green and social. Together, these placements totaled 2,454 million euros. The two figures give the entity a market share of 16.4%, according to data collected in the Annual Report of the Spanish Observatory of Sustainable Financing (Ofiso). This brand exceeds by more than 400 basis points the quota retained by Banco Santander, which the previous year was the leader in this segment. Throughout 2020, the entity chaired by Ana Botín was part of 12 operations for a cumulative...
    New York : Everything seemed to indicate that the Colombian Luis Muriel was leading a win in his team’s duel against Torino, corresponding to matchday 21 of the A series; however, fate would have a different opinion and dictate that the Nerazzurri would end up drawing 3-3, although that does not detract from the individual achievements of the center-forward, who sent an assist and scored a goal. With his score, Luis Muriel reached 12 goals in his individual account and was only three behind the leader in this area, Cristiano Ronaldo, of Juventus. The scoreboard opened it Josip Ilicic at 14 ‘. Five minutes later Muriel appeared, who sent a low center so that Gosens will finish for 2-0 with the collaboration of goalkeeper Sirigu. Later, at 21 ‘the Colombian scored his goal when he took advantage of a rebound from the goalkeeper and fired mercilessly at the goal....
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    Certainly, Germany is never satisfied. Berlin, which had signed agreements with Paris in October 2019 on the distribution of tasks and leadership on the SCAF (Air Combat System of the Future) program, wants more, always more. “The Germans are playing on all registers to obtain additional gains on this program”, we explain to La Tribune. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also clearly supported the demands of German industrialists, in particular Airbus, at the end of the Franco-German defense and security council on Friday. For more than a month, the situation has been explosive between Airbus) and Dassault Aviation, the two industrial leaders of the program, while the SCAF phase 1B contract, which aims to build demonstrators – a budget of more than 6 billion euros – is being negotiated fiercely within a very tight schedule. “We have reopened the subject of the distribution and the continuation of the work a...
              Nashville’s Racial Equity in Arts Leadership (REAL) program received a $50,000 jump-start this week to continue its work. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded the program in its Grants for Arts Projects on Thursday, along with over 1,000 other programs across the country. The NEA awarded over $27.5 million in grants. The REAL program focuses on advancing racial equity in the arts through its speaker series. Topics have included “The New Being: Perception and the Spiritual Existence of People of Color” and “Radical Inclusion.” Participants are leaders in their field that engage in seminars and workshops focused on racial equity within procedures such as hiring or programming events. “The endorsement and recognition of the REAL program by the National Endowment for the Arts conveys the important work that is happening within our Nashville arts sector,” stated Metro Arts Executive Director Caroline...
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    Criticisms of Fernando Simon they begin to become mockery after his various dire predictions. Many athletes have portrayed the director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, and even a club has joined this trend. This is the modest Linares Deportivo, current leader of Group IV (B) of Second Division B. The Jaén team wants to continue at the top of the table, and for this they entrusts Fernando Simón with an epic and brutal trolling that is sweeping social networks. “We entrust our leadership to Fernando Simón,” the club writes next to the poster for the next game against Sevilla Atlético, in which Simón appears saying: “Linares will be the leader for 1 or 2 days … at most.” ???????? ONLINE POSTER We entrust our leadership to Fernando Simón.???????? # LinaresSevillaAtlético #LinarejosLateCONTIGO ???? pic.twitter.com/LpT6VuwtJf – Linares Deportivo ????⚒ (@Linares_Dptvo) February 4, 2021 Obviously, they refer to...
    Photograph: United Nations/AFP/Getty Images UN-sponsored talks in Geneva have produced a new interim government for Libya, which aims to hold national elections later this year. It is the first time the country has had a unified leadership in four years, and the new leadership will face severe challenges winning recognition both within the country and among some external actors. Within Libya there is a mixture of cynicism and hope that the country may be able to put years of sporadic fighting and divided institutions behind it. A fragile ceasefire has held since October, but the country remains full of mercenaries and armed militia. Related: ‘Kleptocrats’ will try to block Libya elections, says UN envoy On Friday, the 75-strong Libyan dialogue forum elected Abdul Hamid Dbeibah as prime minister, and Mohamed al-Manfi from the east as the head of a three-strong presidential council. Musa al-Koni, as the deputy representing the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot saying she had run out of patience with the Chicago Teachers Union, and wanted a deal to reopen schools by the end of the day on Thursday, no agreement has been reached, and the mayor and Chicago Public Schools officials delivered another ultimatum on Friday. In a statement Friday morning, Lightfoot and CPS Chief Executive Officer said the union provided them with their latest proposal for a deal to end the impasse about in-person schooling and the strike threat, “and responded with our last, best, and final offer. We expect a response from CTU leadership today.” Friday is a scheduled day off for CPS students, after the district’s first semester ended on Thursday. Lightfoot and Jackson said they would be making an announcement about Monday’s classes later in the day on Friday. Lightfoot on Thursday said she expects teachers and students back in school...
    In this episode of Facing Forward, Margaret Brennan talks with DeMaurice Smith, NFL Players' Association (NFLPA) Executive Director on navigating a health crisis with one the world's most-watched sports events. After a season of strict COVID protocols and scheduling adjustments, what were some of the lessons the league learned to make it to Super Bowl Sunday COVID-free? Listen to this episode on ART19 HighlightsOn the NFL being a leader in testing, fighting COVID-19 with no national strategy: "It really became a challenge of- given sort of the overall lack of leadership that we had in the country, can we come up with a leadership model that relied on science to guide our way through this? And, you know, very quickly, we realized that if we tested- mass tested, if we had a robust contact tracing program, if we could convince our guys to wear a mask, change football to-...
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              COLUMBUS, Ohio – As The Ohio Star reported, the House GOP chose Robert R. Cupp (R-Shawnee Twp.) to be the speaker of the house with Representative Tim Ginter (R-Salem) serving as speaker pro tempore. The majority leader is Representative Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) with Rick Carfagna (R-Westerville) serving as assistant majority leader. Also, Representative Don Jones (R-Freeport) will serve as majority whip and Representative Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison) will act as assistant majority whip. House Democrats again selected Representative Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) to be the minority leader and chose Representative Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) as assistant minority leader. Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) will act as the minority whip while Representative Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) will fill the role of assistant minority whip. The chair and vice chair for each committee were selected by Cupp and are listed below – as are the ranking members. Agriculture and Conservation Chair...
    President Joe Biden detailed his plan Thursday to end former President Donald Trump’s “America first” diplomacy and resume a focus on global leadership. “The message I want them the world to hear today America is back,” he said. Biden spoke at the State Department on Thursday afternoon, outlining his diplomatic agenda and the priorities of his administration, which were sharply different from those of his predecessor. The challenges facing the world, he said, were authoritarianism, climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. “We can’t do it alone,” Biden asserted promising to rebuild America’s “global policy and global power” by restoring alliances questioned by President Trump. Biden claimed that America’s democratic values were “under intense pressure” and “pushed to the brink” during the Trump administration, promising to help lead the world. He accused President Trump of hurting America’s alliances with Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, France,...
    Rep. Madison Cawthorn didn't support removing Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney from leadership, nor does he support removing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments. The North Carolina Republican, during a Thursday interview with the Washington Examiner, initially avoided saying whether or not he wanted Cheney in her leadership role. "We, as a body, voted last night, and she is going to be our conference chair," he said. When asked again, "Do you think she should be in leadership?" Cawthorn responded, "At this point, yes." The House of Representatives is slated to vote on Thursday on whether Greene should be removed from her assignments. Cawthorn said he won't support doing so, arguing that the people of Georgia knew who she was when she was elected. "They voted for congresswoman Greene knowing her past, knowing who she was," he added. "The way our country is set up,...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — There's a civil war inside the Michigan Republican Party. Laura Cox had planned to step down as chairwoman Saturday but now wants to keep the job a little longer while she accuses a possible successor of misconduct when he led the party in 2018. Cox said Ron Weiser paid $200,000 in party money to get Stan Grot out of the Republican primary election for secretary of state in 2018. She said she sent a complaint about the “arrogant billionaire” to the state Bureau of Elections. Weiser, a businessman whose name is on Republican Party headquarters, said Grot earned the money through legitimate political work in Macomb County. “I’m disappointed by Laura’s shameful attempt to destroy our party with unfounded and reckless conspiracy theories so that she can get back in the chair’s race and save her paycheck,” said Weiser, who is a member of the governing...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Allegheny County Police superintendent will retire this spring. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced Thursday that Superintendent Coleman McDonough is retiring in March. “We have been fortunate to have Superintendent McDonough’s leadership in the County Police for the past five years, after his time at both state and local agencies. His steady leadership and example allowed him to work with and navigate the many law enforcement organizations here in our community through particularly difficult times for police locally and nationally,” said Fitzgerald in a press release. “We are sorry that he will be leaving the county but wish Coleman well as he spends much-deserved time off with his family and friends.” In a statement, McDonough called it a “privilege” to lead the men and women of the Allegheny County Police. Christopher Kearns, who has been the assistant superintendent since August of...
    Savannah Rychcik February 4, 2021 0 Comments Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is congratulating Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) after surviving an attempt by Republicans to remove her from her leadership role after she voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. “I want to congratulate Liz Cheney on a landslide victory – it must be very satisfying to her and it was a great win,” McConnell told CNN’s Manu Raju. Mitch McConnell told me: "I want to congratulate Liz Cheney on a landslide victory – it must be very satisfying to her and it was a great win."Asked if he had any concerns about the House GOP keeping MTG on committees. He didnt respond. He called her views a “cancer” this week— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 4, 2021 Republicans chose not to remove her from her position as the No. 3 Republican in the House by a 145-61 vote, as IJR reported. ...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Saying her patience with Chicago Teachers Union leadership has run out, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday said she wants to get a deal done to reopen Chicago Public Schools by the end of the day, blaming the union for the lack of an agreement so far. “We need to get this deal done and get it done today, without further delay,” she said. “Yesterday, there were a series of steps backward that were simply not productive, and we have conveyed that problem to the CTU leadership in the strongest terms possible.” The mayor said CPS spent hours on Wednesday waiting for CTU leadership to provide their latest proposal. “We are still waiting on the CTU,” she said. “All we need now is for CTU leadership to get serious and meet us at the finish line.” Wednesday night, CPS said it was extending a “cooling-off period” during the...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Biden commits to ,400 checks, but open to eligibility limits | House approves budget resolution for COVID-19 package | McConnell seeks to inflict political pain on budget votes Overnight Health Care: Biden commits to ,400 checks, but open to eligibility limits | CDC director: Teacher vaccination 'not a prerequisite' for safe school reopening | Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations falling Senate names first Black secretary of the Senate MORE (R-K.Y.) on Thursday congratulated Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyRepublicans rally to keep Cheney in power Lincoln Project: Liz Cheney could 'take Matt Gaetz in a fight with one hand tied behind her back' House Democrat cheers Gaetz's offer to resign, help Trump with trial MORE (R-Wyo.) for retaining her House GOP leadership role after dozens of Republicans attempted to oust her for voting to impeach former President TrumpDonald Trump Pelosi pushing Newsom...
    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a “stand down” of the entire US military over the next 60 days in order for commanders to address “extremism” in its ranks. News of the military-wide pause came in an announcement Wednesday from The Pentagon, with press secretary John Kirby describing the move to reporters as similar to stand downs that units have to do to address safety concerns. Austin issued the order following a meeting about the issue with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, as well as service civilian leaders and service chiefs. The group also discussed last month’s Capitol riot, Kirby said, noting the presence of veterans and active duty service members at the shocking scene. They left the meeting still uncertain of how to fully address the problem. According to Kirby, the riot was “a wake-up call” for the entire department. Supporters of Donald Trump clash with...
    More On: capitol riot Noxious Nancy’s cynical timing: Devine Parler CEO John Matze fired by company’s board Capitol ransacking ‘QAnon Shaman’ to be given organic food in DC lockup Priest under fire for allegedly holding exorcism day of Capitol riot Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a “stand down” of the entire US military over the next 60 days in order for commanders to address “extremism” in its ranks. News of the military-wide pause came in an announcement Wednesday from The Pentagon, with press secretary John Kirby describing the move to reporters as similar to stand downs that units have to do to address safety concerns. Austin issued the order following a meeting about the issue with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, as well as service civilian leaders and service chiefs. The group also discussed last month’s Capitol riot, Kirby said, noting the presence of veterans...
    SACRAMENTO —  After weeks of subsisting on a diet of bitter criticism over COVID-19 vaccine distribution problems, sudden changes to regional reopenings and a lack of statewide action to get kids back in classrooms, Gov. Gavin Newsom gorged on a bit of political comfort food Wednesday while surrounded by loyal Democrats to announce a new vaccination partnership with the federal government. The praise was dished out in generous portions. “I cannot tell you how lucky we are in California to have Gavin Newsom as our governor,” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said. “He is out hustling for Californians every day.” But Newsom must also hustle to stop — or at least weaken — the campaign to force a special election this fall in which voters could remove him from office. Conceived by fierce partisanship, the recall effort now hinges on Newsom’s leadership. And though a pair of public polls this week...
    House Republicans voted by a large margin Wednesday to allow Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney to stay on as the GOP conference chairwoman following an hours-long meeting where members aired their grievances over her vote to impeach former President Trump last month. Just 61 Republicans voted to remove Cheney from her post, while 145 voted for her to stay in a vote by secret ballot.  The vote came after Cheney told her Republican colleagues she would not apologize for her decision, according to a source familiar with the meeting. She later praised the result as a "terrific vote."  "We're not going to be in a situation where people can pick off any member of leadership," she said after the meeting. "It was very resounding acknowledgment that we need to go forward together and then we need to go forward in a way that helps us beat back the really dangerous and...
    Former President Donald Trump’s departure from the White House after a single term has triggered a heated debate over the direction of the Republican Party, with the governing class that never fully made peace with him frequently at odds with the MAGA-centric base. Rep. Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, beat back an attempt to oust her as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference for being one of 10 GOP members of the chamber to vote for Trump's impeachment. It was a stunning turn of events that the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, a mainstay of the party, even found herself in this position. On Thursday, the House is set to vote on stripping Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments, mainly for her advocacy of Trump-era conspiracy theories. Trump’s second Senate trial in as many years also looms, this time with lawmakers deliberating whether...
                               Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Thursday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 441,324; Tuesday, 443,355; Wednesday, 446,885; Thursday, 450,797. Wednesday began for House Republicans with deep divisions over Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyRepublicans rally to keep Cheney in power Lincoln Project: Liz Cheney could 'take Matt Gaetz in a fight with one hand tied behind her back' House Democrat cheers Gaetz's offer to resign, help Trump with trial...
    Embattled Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House, held on to her title as House GOP conference chair on Wednesday after easily surviving a push by Trump loyalists to strip her of her leadership position. In a secret ballot vote by the entire House Republican Conference, only 61 members voted to strip Cheney of her leadership role, with 145 supporting her.FAST FACTS Cheney was later asked off camera if she regrets her vote to impeach Trump. She said no.  It will be the first impeachment trial of a former U.S. president. It will be the first impeachment trial of a former U.S. president. Cheney was under fire over her vote three weeks ago to impeach former President Trump on a charge of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists and other Trump supporters. Follow below for more updates on...
    The Civil War in the Republican Party deepened on Wednesday after QAnon believer and staunch Trump supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene was enthusiastically embraced by her colleagues in the House, and their leader urged them to support Trump critic Liz Cheney. Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, held a private meeting of his caucus on Wednesday night to allow them to air their grievances. Calls for both Greene and Cheney to be punished were top of the agenda: Greene, a newly-elected alt-right figure, for her conspiracy theories on social media, and Cheney, an establishment figure, for voting to impeach Trump. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Wednesday (pictured) received a standing ovation from colleagues Liz Cheney, pictured on Wednesday heading to the House floor, survived a censure vote Kevin McCarthy, leader of the House Republicans, defended his handling of the drama McCarthy succeeded in protecting Cheney, but he did not...
              Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Crom Carmichael and MNPS District Six School Board Member Fran Bush to the studio to discuss the failed leadership with Metro Public Schools. Leahy: We are having a party in the studio this morning. Joining us as he almost always does on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:30 is the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael. Good morning Crom. Carmichael: Michael. Good morning sir. Leahy: And also with us in the studio the very popular member of the Metro Nashville Public School Board and the champion of in-person learning Fran Bush. Good morning Fran. Bush: Good morning. Leahy: Well Crom, you know Fran exercised her freedom...
    REP Liz Cheney will remain the No. 3 Republican as GOP members backed her in a secret vote despite her controversial vote to impeach then-President Donald Trump. Cheney kept her leadership role after a 145-61 secret-ballot vote among House Republicans on Wednesday that overshadowed a push by hard-right conservatives to oust her.  6Rep Liz Cheney remained the No. 3 Republican after a 145-61 secret-ballot voteCredit: Reuters 6Rep Liz Cheney voted to impeach then-President Donald TrumpCredit: AP:Associated Press The Wyoming representative reportedly told her colleagues during the closed-door session that she would not apologize for voting to impeach Trump. During a press conference after the vote, Cheney said, “We’re not going to be divided and we’re not going to be in a situation where people can pick off any member of leadership,” according to The New York Times.  “It was a very resounding acknowledgment that we need to go forward together,”...
    House Republicans voted to keep Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney in her leadership position on Wednesday night. Cheney will maintain her position as House Republican Conference Chair, the third-highest position in GOP House leadership, according to a CNN source. Two CNN sources told the outlet that Cheney, in an eight-minute speech near the start of the meeting, refused to apologize for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump and delivered what CNN described as a “calm yet firm defense of the Constitution.” “I won’t apologize for the vote,” Cheney, who already has at least one primary challenger, reportedly told the House Republican conference. Both House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Whip Steve Scalise openly expressed their support for Cheney, who also answered questions from lawmakers supportive of the former president, a source told CNN. WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) talks to reporters with House...
    House Republicans voted Wednesday evening to keep Rep. Liz Cheney as conference chairwoman, easily fending off calls among some rank-and-file members to remove her from leadership after she voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. In a 145-61 vote cast by secret ballot, Republicans largely stood by Cheney to retain her leadership role after a contentious meeting that featured dozens of members both confronting the Wyoming Republican for her impeachment vote while others defended her. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and someone who has been viewed as a potential speaker, weathered the storm over her fierce condemnation of Trump in the wake of the Capitol riots. She was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach the ex-president for "incitement of insurrection." Cheney, in turn, received backlash from those in Congress and at home, but she told CNN that she does not regret her impeachment...
    House Republicans on Wednesday night voted to keep Rep. Liz Cheney as their No. 3 leader. The vote, which passed 145-61, was pushed by a faction of hard-right conservatives in the lower chamber vexed by Cheney’s decision to support the impeachment of former President Donald Trump. Cheney, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was just one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump last month. At a meeting earlier Wednesday attended by her GOP colleagues, Cheney stood her ground. “I won’t apologize for the vote,” she said, a source told The Associated Press. During a break in that closed-door session, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters he’d defended Cheney inside. “People can have differences of opinion. That’s what you can have a discussion about,” he said. “Liz has a right to vote her conscience,” said McCarthy. With Post wires