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    CHINA has been accused of pressuring Barbados to drop the Queen as their head of State. The former colony declared they would remove Her Majesty as official head of state as part of celebrations to mark its 55th independence anniversary in next November. 5Barbados has announced they will drop the Queen as their head of stateCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the foreign affairs committee has accused Beijing of forcing the island's hand Bajan Government bosses said the move was a bid to "leave [our] colonial past behind". But now, China has been accused of forcing the island's hand after pressure from Beijing. Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, told The Times: "China has been...
    Pressure from China is driving the campaign for Barbados to become a republic, a Conservative MP has claimed. Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, said Beijing was playing a large role in the island nation's decision to remove the Queen as head of state. Barbados signed on to China's 'Belt and Road' initiative in 2019, opening up trade between the two countries. Meanwhile CIA intelligence in the US about Chinese activities in Barbados has now reportedly been shared with Britain. The Queen pictured with Governor-General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason at Windsor Castle in 2018 Tom Tugendhat (pictured), chairman of the foreign affairs committee, said Beijing was playing a large role in the island nation's decision to...
    (CNN)"Prime Time" is back.Deion Sanders, the NFL Hall of Fame defensive back, is returning to the sidelines, this time as the head coach of Jackson State University's football program.Sanders, 53, made the announcement on his podcast, "21st & Prime." Big Ten backtracks on its decision to postpone and will play football this fall after all"A lot of people are going to say, 'Why?'" Sanders said. "But honestly, man, I've been offered pro jobs, so people know. I could be an assistant in any college, or a head coach in any college, but at such a time as this, God called me to Jackson State and me to these men."Sanders is now the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School near Dallas.Read...
    Deion Sanders is taking his talents to the coaching level, as he’ll be the 21st head coach of the Jackson State football team. Deion Sanders officially confirmed the news about his new job on his new podcast and said the reason he’s made this decision is because “God called me to Jackson State.” Sanders played in the NFL for 12 years before retiring and then returned for 2 more seasons before hanging up the cleats once again. Sanders also spent nine years in Major League Baseball and there’s a great 30 for 30 on him playing in a football game and a baseball game in a 24-hour span. Prime Time is a freak of an athlete. This is huge news...
    The father of singer Rihanna has said that Barbados should have removed the Queen as a head of state as the country reveals it will become a republic. Ronald Fenty, 66, said the Queen should have been removed as head of state 'when we declared independence in 1966'. He told The Times that he can see 'British people being hurt by the decision' but that Barbados will 'still be part of the Commonwealth'.    Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic by November, 2021.   Ronald Fenty, 66, said the Queen should have been removed as head of state 'when we declared independence in 1966' The decision to replace...
    Rihanna fans are calling for the singer to replace Queen Elizabeth II as Barbados' head of state amid the island's bid to become a republic in 2021. The “Work” singer, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was born and raised in Barbados. It was there that her talents were discovered as a teen. On Tuesday, the Caribbean island's government announced that they plan to “fully leave” their “colonial past behind,” meaning they would remove the 94-year-old British monarch as their head of state and dissociate them from their previous colonizer. Following the announcement, the Savage X Fenty founder’s fans “nominated” Rihanna, 32, to replace Queen Elizabeth. BARBADOS TO REMOVE QUEEN ELIZABETH II AS HEAD OF STATE, BECOME A REPUBLIC Recording...
    v Loading the player... SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has eight realms in the Caribbean, but Barbados no longer wants to be part of that kingdom. The former British colony once known as “Little England” announced it plans to replace the monarch with its own head of state in time for next year’s 55th independence anniversary. “Our country can be in no doubt about its capacity for self-governance,” Barbados’ Governor General Sandra Mason, who was appointed by the queen, said late Tuesday. “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind.” Read More: Caribbean nations selling citizenship to Americans due to tourism decline It is Barbados’ second attempt in five years to replace...
    As Barbados announces plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state by the end of next year, social media users are calling for Barbadian singer Rihanna to replace her on the throne. On Wednesday, the Caribbean island's government said that 'the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,' and that includes removing the Queen as head of state and becoming a republic by November 2021. In response, dozens of social media users have taken to Twitter to proclaim that Rihanna — who was born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown — should be named queen.  Royal: After it was announced that Barbados plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state,...
    Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic by November, 2021. A speech written by Prime Minister Mia Mottley quoted the Caribbean island nation's first premier Errol Barrow's warning against 'loitering on colonial premises'. Buckingham Palace has said Barbados' intention to remove the Queen as head of state and become a republic is a 'matter' for the Caribbean nation.   The Queen pictured with Governor-General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason at Windsor Castle in 2018 The Queen inspects a guard of honour upon arrival in Barbados in 1977  Prince Charles attends a wreath laying ceremony in Bridgetown in March 2019  Reading the speech, Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason said:...
    Barbados announced plans Tuesday to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state by November 2021 and transition into a republic. The Caribbean island nation, which achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966, said it will now “take the next logical step toward full sovereignty and become a Republic by the time we celebrate our 55th Anniversary of Independence.” BREXIT DRAMA IN UK AS BORIS JOHNSON PUSHES BILL TO OVERRIDE EU EXIT DEAL  “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” Governor-General Sandra Mason said before Parliament Tuesday, reading a speech written by Prime Minister Mia Mottley. “Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State. This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we...
    Barbados plans to dump Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and go it alone as a republic, its government has announced. “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” the Caribbean island’s governor general, Sandra Mason, said while delivering a speech on behalf of the country’s prime minister, Mia Mottley. “Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State. This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving,” Mason told the nation’s parliament Tuesday. “Hence, Barbados will take the next logical step toward full sovereignty and become a Republic by the time we celebrate our 55th Anniversary of Independence,” Mason said, referring to November next year. First seized...
    Barbados has announced a plan to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic. The island nation's governor general, Sandra Mason, said Tuesday during a speech that "the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind." Mason, who was speaking on behalf of the country's prime minister, Mia Mottley, said Barbados will seek full sovereignty by November 2021, adding it can "be in no doubt about its capacity for self-governance."   "Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State," Mason said. "This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving. Hence, Barbados will take the next logical step toward full sovereignty and become a Republic...
    The island nation of Barbados revealed plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and forge ahead as a republic. Barbados Governor-General Sandra Mason announced the move in a Tuesday speech written by the country’s prime minister, Mia Mottley. Mason said that Barbados would strive to become a republic before the country marks its 55th independence anniversary in November 2021. “Having obtained independence over half a century ago, our country can be in no doubt about its capacity for self-governance. The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” Mason said. “Barbadians want a Barbadian head of state. This is the ultimate statement of confidence of who we are and what we are...
    Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama as a Category 2 storm Why are Trader Joe’s employees so cheerful? Barbados to drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state Barbados will remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic by next year, its government has announced, making it the first country to drop the monarch in nearly three decades. © Anwar Hussein/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth ll is greeted by the public during a walkabout in Barbados in 1977. The Caribbean nation's Governor-General, Sandra Mason, said in a speech on Tuesday that "the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind." Load Error She said the country will become a republic as...
    BARBADOS is to remove the Queen as its official head of state next year in a bid to leave its ‘colonial past behind’, making the country a republic. The nation has plans to achieve full sovereignty as part of celebrations to mark its 55th independence anniversary in November next year. 4The Queen meets the governor general of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason in 2018. 4The Queen toured Barbados in 1977. The move was announced in a speech written by Prime minister Mia Mottley and read by the country’s governor general, Dame Sandra Mason. The speech quoted a caution issued by Barbados’ first premier, Errol Barrow against “loitering on colonial premises”. It said: “The time has come to fully leave our colonial...
    London (CNN)Barbados will remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic by next year, its government has announced, making it the first country to drop the monarch in nearly three decades.The Caribbean nation's Governor-General, Sandra Mason, said in a speech on Tuesday that "the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind."She said the country will become a republic as early as November of next year, when it celebrates its 55th anniversary of independence from the British empire.The Queen is head of state of the United Kingdom and 15 other countries that were formerly under British rule -- including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Jamaica and several other island nations in the Caribbean and...
    The Queen will no longer serve as Barbados' head of state. Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images The Queen will be removed as Barbados' head of state when the country becomes a republic next year. The Caribbean island's governor-general Dame Sandra Mason read a speech from Prime Minister Mia Mottley which delivered the country's plan to replace the British monarch with a Barbadian head of state. "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," she said, according to The Guardian. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Barbados has announced its plan to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and become a republic by November 2021.  The Caribbean island said it wants a...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Barbados wants to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the Caribbean nation's government has said. A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados has maintained a formal link with the British monarchy as have some other countries that were once part of the British empire. "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," said Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason, delivering a speech on behalf of the country's Prime Minister Mia Mottley. "Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State. This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving. Hence, Barbados will take the next logical step toward...
    With both parties’ conventions behind us as we head into a quasi-apocalyptic election, there’s more need than ever for a sense of balance. Not the kind of false balance that equates truth with lies, or soothing psychological balance that lulls us with a false sense of security, but rather a balanced sense of history and political possibility that helps us understand where we’re going, and why. Understanding America’s real history is particularly important, as shown in Nathan Kalmoe’s new book, “With Ballots and Bullets: Partisanship and Violence in the American Civil War,” as discussed in our recent interview. But there was another time, long before the Civil War, when America threatened to come apart — and believe it or not, it was...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fall sports have been disrupted, but not forgotten. Lambert Brown is the head football coach at defending state champion Wayzata High School. And this fall, he’s teaching his kids more than football. The 2019 state championship will always be a special memory for Brown. “Really believed what we’re about, and wanted to be that group to take it to the next level, to see that hard work pay off,” Brown said. Then there was the 2020 season that was not to be, and the dream of back-to-back championships put on hold. “Most of it was just talking about how we respond, really. You know, every team in the state has been given the exact same kind...
    As recent law school graduates prepare to take the New York State bar exam remotely this October, the New York State Court of Appeals announced on Wednesday that it is appointing Justice Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick as the chair of the State Board of Law Examiners. The State Board of Law Examiners prepares and administers the bar examination for admission of attorneys. “We are fortunate to have someone of Judge Ciparick’s ability and experience to serve in such an important post,” Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said. “The Board of Law Examiners is the gatekeeper that protects the quality and integrity of the legal profession. I am certain that Carmen Ciparick will lead the board with great distinction.”
    Rafael AlvaradoSofía Updated: 09/01/2020 01: 59h Save Related news Almost two months of protests have been completed by those calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister Boiko Borisov, leader of the center-right party GERB, and that of the Attorney General. So far, there have been no more serious incidents as some observers have assumed; even the intensity of the protests has noticeably diminished. For several days in Sofia there have also been “counter-protests” in front of the National Palace of Culture – an emblematic building in the capital – demanding the resignation of President Rumen Radev and the disappearance of the tents that keep three very important crosses in the capital blocked. On Tuesday...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Group of Five season preview takes a look at which team from the AAC, Sun Belt and Conference USA will get the New Year’s Six bowl bid. After consecutive New Year’s Six appearances by the Central Florida Golden Knights, the Memphis Tigers won the American Athletic Conference. They played the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Cotton Bowl last season. Their head coach, Mike Norvell, parlayed that into the head coaching job at Florida State University. With Memphis, Southern Methodist, Central Florida and Cinncinati in the fold, the AAC is the class of the Group of 5. That does not mean they do not play...
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Libyan military commander who previously lived for decades in Virginia says he deserves immunity from a pair of civil lawsuits accusing him of atrocities and indiscriminate killings because he is Libya’s head of state. Family members who say their loved ones were killed or tortured by Khalifa Hifter’s forces have filed two separate lawsuits against him in federal court in Alexandria. The lawsuits seek millions of dollars in damages that could be recovered from property Hifter, a dual U.S. and Libyan citizen, and his family still own throughout northern Virginia. Hifter leads the self-styled Libyan National Army, a faction in a civil war that has raged in the country for years. Once a lieutenant...
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Libyan military commander who previously lived for decades in Virginia says he deserves immunity from a pair of civil lawsuits accusing him of atrocities and indiscriminate killings because he is Libya’s head of state. Family members who say their loved ones were killed or tortured by Khalifa Hifter’s forces have filed two separate lawsuits against him in federal court in Alexandria. The lawsuits seek millions of dollars in damages that could be recovered from property Hifter, a dual U.S. and Libyan citizen, and his family still own throughout northern Virginia. Hifter leads the self-styled Libyan National Army, a faction in a civil war that has raged in the country for years. Once a lieutenant...
    By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Libyan military commander who previously lived for decades in Virginia says he deserves immunity from a pair of civil lawsuits accusing him of atrocities and indiscriminate killings because he is Libya's head of state. Family members who say their loved ones were killed or tortured by Khalifa Hifter's forces have filed two separate lawsuits against him in federal court in Alexandria. The lawsuits seek millions of dollars in damages that could be recovered from property Hifter, a dual U.S. and Libyan citizen, and his family still own throughout northern Virginia. Hifter leads the self-styled Libyan National Army, a faction in a civil war that has raged in the country...
    The lawsuit seeks a court order to force adequate funding of the postal service prior to November's election. Among plaintiffs in the lawsuit was Mondaire Jones, an attorney and the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in New York's 17th Congressional District, representing Rockland and Westchester counties. Other plaintiffs included New York State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, a Democrat in a district representing the Bronx and Westchester and two Democratic candidates for New York State Assembly: Chris Burdick, who seeks to represent parts of Westchester County and Stephanie Keegan, who seeks parts of Putnam and Westchester counties. A message seeking comment was left with the Justice Department. The lawsuit was filed soon after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the...
    A white Georgia state trooper was fired and charged with murder on Friday in the shooting of a black driver last week. Jacob Gordon Thompson, 27, was arrested on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault after he fatally shot Julian Lewis, 60, last Friday as Lewis tried to flee a traffic stop in Screven County, the George Bureau of Investigations announced Friday. Thompson attempted to stop Lewis in his Nissan Sentra for what his family attorney said was a busted tail light. When Lewis refused to pull over, Thompson began a car chase along several streets. Eventually, Thompson used what is called a PIT maneuver, short for pursuit intervention technique, which can cause a driver to lose control...
    The Oregon State Police announced on Thursday that it was pulling out its roughly 100 state troopers from protecting the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in downtown Portland after the city’s district attorney announced that he is not pursuing charges against the rioters who have been arrested. The Oregon State Police had committed to helping local law enforcement officials deal with the violent riots for a period of two weeks, which has now expired. “We’re in a county that’s not going to prosecute this criminal behavior,” said spokesman Capt. Timothy R. Fox. Fox also said: “The Oregon State Police is continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to...
    The NCAA's chief medical officer is expressing his disappointment with the situation that college athletics finds itself in due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Brian Hainline told reporters during a virtual media briefing hosted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) that deciding whether or not to hold college sports seasons this fall has been hampered by the resurgence of COVID-19 across the country, saying that the NCAA had hoped that testing capacity and positivity rates around the country would be lower."That hasn’t happened, and it’s made it very challenging to make decisions," Hainline said. "I don't know where we'll be in the spring, but where we are today is exceptionally disappointing." Carlos Del Rio, one of the two ISDA doctors on the...
    Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday named Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke as the new Minnesota National Guard commander. Manke, of Cambridge, will take on the title of state National Guard adjutant general. A former adjutant general advisor, he has served in several other leadership roles since 2003, most recently as the assistant commander of the 34th Infantry Division in Rosemount, where 10 National Guard brigades train for readiness with more than 23,000 service members from Minnesota and eight other states. Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke is the new Minnesota National Guard commander. (Courtesy of Minnesota National Guard) In a statement Wednesday, Manke called his appointment a “true honor.” “The Minnesota National Guard is a tremendous organization, and I am humbled and eager to...
    Wisconsin voters will head to the polls Tuesday, the second time voting will occur in the state during the coronavirus pandemic, giving election officials one final test run before November, according to CBS News campaign reporter Adam Brewster. In April, clerks were swamped with last minute requests for absentee ballots and many voters around the state reported that they did not receive their ballots by Election Day. There were also issues finding poll workers in April and some cities had to cut the number of polling sites, leading to massive lines. Most dramatically, Milwaukee was only able to operate 5 of its usual 180 polling locations. Poll workers still proved difficult to find in August. The Wisconsin National Guard is providing more...
    A California trophy hunter who killed an elephant and ate a piece of it for dinner says he's being abused online after PETA released video of his hunt as it promotes a state bill seeking to ban the importation and possession of endangered African animals.  Aaron Raby, who describes himself as a 'blue-collar' crane operator from Los Angeles, paid more than $30,000 for a South Africa hunting trip to shoot and kill the tusked elephant and paid roughly $10,000 to have its head preserved as a souvenir of his expedition.  On Monday the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released video of Raby’s kill in a bid to pressure lawmakers to pass new legislation, Senate Bill 1175, which seeks to ban...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Scott Cochran has been selected as superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. The state Board of Education chose Cochran at a meeting Friday in Charleston. The school in Romney serves more than 100 children. “I am humbled and honored to be entrusted with this position,” Cochran said in a statement. “As a life-long educator, I have dedicated my life to the children of our state. Cochran spent six years as superintendent of schools in Webster County. He previously served as a teacher, coach, special education director, assistant principal and principal. “Education plays a critical role in our communities and our state, especially in the face of the pandemic,” he said....
    BEIJING — The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention says he has been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to persuade the public to follow suit when one is approved. “I’m going to reveal something undercover: I am injected with one of the vaccines,” Gao Fu said in a webinar Sunday hosted by Alibaba Health, an arm of the Chinese e-commerce giant and Cell Press, an American publisher of scientific journals. “I hope it will work.” The Associated Press reported earlier this month that a state-owned Chinese company injected employees with experimental shots in March, even before the government-approved testing in people — a move that raised ethical concerns among some experts. Gao...
    Two women have been arrested for beating Democratic Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter when he stopped to take video of protesters during a chaotic night of violence near the state Capitol last month. Samantha Hamer, 26, and Kerida O'Reilly, 33, were arrested in Madison on Monday on suspicion of being parties to the crimes of substantial battery and robbery with use of force.  They turned themselves in to police after members of the public identified them when police released surveillance images of them during the protests the night of June 23.  Carpenter said he was heading to his office at about midnight when he stopped to take cell phone video of protesters near the state Capitol.  Samantha Hamer, 26, (left) and...
    By DAKE KANG, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention says he has been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to persuade the public to follow suit when one is approved. “I’m going to reveal something undercover: I am injected with one of the vaccines,” Gao Fu said in a webinar Sunday hosted by Alibaba Health, an arm of the Chinese e-commerce giant, and Cell Press, an American publisher of scientific journals. “I hope it will work.” The Associated Press reported earlier this month that a state-owned Chinese company injected employees with experimental shots in March, even before the government-approved testing in people — a move that raised...
    Grace Community Church in Southern California, led by prominent evangelical pastor John MacArthur, will no longer comply with the state's COVID-19 restrictions against in-person gatherings, MacArthur wrote in a statement Friday. California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom renewed the state's lockdown earlier this month, prohibiting in-person worship gatherings for counties that are on the state's monitoring list for increased spread of the virus. MacArthur wrote that the indefinite order banning church worship is an act of overreach by the state government and that the church has a biblical obligation not to comply. "When officials restrict church attendance to a certain number, they attempt to impose a restriction that in principle makes it impossible for the saints to gather as the...
    Ryan Day, Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) What if it’s only two years for Ryan Day leading Ohio State football?Ohio State football knows it has a fantastic head coach in Ryan Day, but will he stay? Day has only been the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes for a season, but he’s already produced incredible results leading the Big Ten powerhouse. In his first year taking over for his mentor Urban Meyer, Day went 13-1, won the Big Ten Championship with an undefeated record and made the College Football Playoff as the No. 2 overall seed. Though the Buckeyes lost a heartbreaker to the No. 3 Clemson Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State finished with...
    (CNN)The head of the New York Police Department's second-largest police union gave a television interview Friday afternoon while sitting in front of a mug emblazoned with QAnon imagery and slogans. The mug was positioned behind Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, during a roughly seven-minute interview on the Fox News show "Your World with Neil Cavuto." Followers of the QAnon conspiracy believe there is a "deep state" within the US government that is controlled by a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles. According to the conspiracy, the cabal is largely run by Democratic politicians and liberal celebrities -- and President Donald Trump is trying to take them down. The baseless theory has been linked to several violent incidents. Born...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The former head of Mexico’s state-run oil company landed in Mexico early Friday after being extradited from Spain to face corruption charges and was immediately hospitalized, the Attorney General’s Office said. Emilio Lozoya landed shortly before 1 a.m. in Mexico City and received a medical check-up in the Attorney General’s Office hangar. The doctor found he was suffering from anemia, problems with his esophagus and generally poor health. Lozoya’s family had requested a review by a private doctor as well, who found the same issues. He was hospitalized at an unspecified location. Lozoya had been scheduled to make his first appearance before a judge Friday, but it appeared unlikely that would proceed. The Attorney General’s Office...
    The total number of Florida's coronavirus cases has now surpassed 301,000 as the head of a health department in Miami said the surge in infections was due to 'aggressive non-compliant people' in the state.  Florida added 10,181 confirmed cases to its tally on Tuesday with the total number of infections now at 301,810 since the outbreak began there March 1.  The state confirmed an additional 112 deaths, which is the third time in the last seven days its eclipsed 100 and brings the statewide death toll to 4,626. Florida's rolling seven-day average for deaths has increased to 92 per day, triple the 31 posted a month ago.  Florida added 10,181 confirmed cases to its tally on Tuesday with the total number...
    The top of the New York State Troopers union needs to yank 200 members from the Huge Apple over opposition to the town’s criminalizing chokeholds, he mentioned in a letter Wednesday — the identical day Mayor Invoice de Blasio was anticipated to signal the laws. “I’m demanding that New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett instantly take away all uniformed State Troopers at the moment stationed inside New York Metropolis and stop any legislation enforcement actions inside that jurisdiction,” Thomas Mungeer, the president of the troopers’ Police Benevolent Affiliation, wrote within the scathing letter. Mungeer blamed the “unlucky resolution” calling for the elimination of troopers on the “swiftly written so-called police reform laws” handed by the New York Metropolis...
    The head of the New York State Troopers union wants to yank 200 members from the Big Apple over opposition to the city’s criminalizing chokeholds, he said in a letter Wednesday — the same day Mayor Bill de Blasio was expected to sign the legislation. “I am demanding that New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett immediately remove all uniformed State Troopers currently stationed within New York City and cease any law enforcement activities within that jurisdiction,” Thomas Mungeer, the president of the troopers’ Police Benevolent Association, wrote in the scathing letter. Mungeer blamed the “unfortunate decision” calling for the removal of troopers on the “hastily written so-called police reform legislation” passed by the New York City council last month....
    (CNN)Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Añez has become the third Latin American leader to test positive for the coronavirus, as several members of her cabinet also confirmed infections.Añez announced on Twitter she had contracted the virus and that she would be quarantining for 14 days. "Given that over the last week many of them [my team members] have tested positive for coronavirus, I also did the test and also was positive," she said in a video posted to her official Twitter account."I will be quarantined for 14 days until I do a new test to see how I am. I feel good, I feel strong, I am going to continue working virtually from my isolation and I want to thank all...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. JB Pritzker named a new director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), the agency responsible for issuing benefits to the nearly 1.4 million people who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic since early March. On Thursday, Pritzker announced via a news release that Kristin Richards, current Chief of Staff to the Senate President, will serve as director. Tom Chan was the agency’s acting director in the more than four months of the pandemic. He will remain with the agency in his previous role as deputy general counsel, a state spokesperson said. Chan had been with IDES for five years, according to his LinkedIn page. His profile shows he held roles as assistant legal counsel and acting...
    The president of the New York State Police Trooper Union on Wednesday blasted the “avalanche of police reform bills” coming out of New York, including a proposal requiring officers to carry liability insurance. “It’s crazy what’s going on right now with this proposed law in New York state,” Thomas Mungeer told “Fox & Friends.” FORMER NYPD DETECTIVE BLASTS DE BLASIO OVER NYC CRIME WAVE: YOUR 'RHETORIC HAS CONSEQUENCES' State lawmakers are churning out more proposed laws to hold cops accountable for misconduct. A bill introduced by state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, D-Bronx, would require police officers to obtain personal liability insurance to cover civil lawsuits filed against them for excessive force and other abuses as a way to deter misconduct. “Liability insurance for police...
    The director of a Wuhan virus laboratory linked to the coronavirus pandemic has claimed that no viruses could have escaped from the lab because it is highly secure. Dr Yuan Zhiming, director of the state-run P4 virus lab in Wuhan, said 'not a mosquito can fly into the building without authorisation' as he ensured the lab's top-level safety measures on state TV. The Wuhan Institute of Virology, which keeps more than 1,500 strains of deadly viruses, has become the centre of controversy amid the global health crisis. Some theories claim the novel coronavirus might have originated there out of concerns over its management. Dr Yuan Zhiming (pictured), director of Wuhan's P4 virus lab, told China's English state television station CGTN...
    A prominent pro-democracy activist revealed he has fled Hong Kong for a secret overseas location after Beijing imposed draconian new security laws on the territory. Nathan Law, a founder of the pro-democracy Demosisto party and a figurehead of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, announced the move on Facebook late Thursday. It came just hours after he testified online to US Congress about the new security law, which criminalises acts of 'succession, subversion and collaboration with foreign powers' with a maximum penalty of life in prison. Law's departure also came just hours before Beijing named the man who will lead its security forces in the region, which are now allowed to operate independently of the Hong Kong police with the power to...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden’s unsteady demeanor at his first press conference in nearly three months on Tuesday reinforced the idea that he is not going to be in charge of his own administration if he is elected president in November. The Biden administration will be run behind the scenes by a mixture of old establishment hands and young radicals. In effect, it will pursue the policies of Bernie Sanders, with the personnel of Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton. It will be a regency, not a presidency — or, perhaps more accurately, a government by a central committee, or a politburo. The Soviet Union, after all, had a head of state whose role was largely ceremonial. Real power...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The head of Arkansas' prison system said Monday she's retiring at the end of July following an outbreak of coronavirus that has infected more than 2,300 inmates. Arkansas Department of Corrections Secretary Wendy Kelley announced her retirement at a state Board of Corrections meetings. Kelley served as the director of the Department of Correction from January 2015 until July 2019, when Gov. Asa Hutchinson named her secretary of the reorganized the department. “It has been my honor to serve this department because of you," she wrote in an email to the department's staff Monday. “I have been so blessed to work with you all!" Kelley is leaving the department after an outbreak of coronavirus at...
    The outgoing president obtained 43.7% of the vote, he will face Rafal Trzaskowski in the second round. Outgoing Conservative Head of State Andrzej Duda leads the first round of Sunday’s presidential election in Poland and will oppose the liberal candidate in the second round on July 12, according to the almost complete results published by the Election Commission. (PKW). The outgoing president obtained 43.7% of the vote after counting the ballots from 99.78% of the polling stations, PKW announced on Monday. In the second ballot he will face the mayor of Warsaw, Rafal Trzaskowski, who came second with 30.3% of the vote, according to the same count. The independent candidate, Rafal Holownia, obtained 13.9% of the votes, while...
    A night of unrest in Madison, Wisconsin, left two statues destroyed, windows smashed and a Democratic state senator hospitalized after he was attacked by a group of protesters near the state Capitol. State Sen. Tim Carpenter said he had been heading into work late Tuesday when he stopped to take a video of protesters gathered outside the Capitol. ‘I don’t know what happened … all I did was stop and take a picture … and the next thing I’m getting five-six punches, getting kicked in the head,’ Carpenter, 60, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Video footage captured by the senator shows hundreds of protesters chanting in the street, before two white female activists break from the pack and charge towards...
    Reverend Al Sharpton has delivered a fiery condemnation of Donald Trump in Tulsa on the eve of his rally in the city, telling protesters that they were the ones whose demonstrations would make America great. The 65-year-old civil rights activist said he had received death threats for being in Oklahoma, but told the crowd they were the ones who would change America for the better.  Donald Trump will hold his own rally in the city on Saturday - his first campaign gathering since the coronavirus pandemic broke out. Sharpton mocked the president's campaign slogan.  'That's why I'm puzzled by people who go around saying "Make America Great Again," he said.  'I want them to give me the date when America...
    Lucia is set to be named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association commissioner at a press conference this afternoon, the Herald has learned from multiple sources. The CCHA will begin play in the 2021-22 season. It is being revived by Bemidji State, Minnesota State-Mankato, Bowling Green, Northern Michigan, Michigan Tech, Lake Superior State and Ferris State, who are all leaving the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Lucia has a long association with college hockey. He last served as the head coach of the Minnesota Gophers in 1999-2018. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Colorado College from 1993-99. Before that, he was at one of the CCHA schools, Alaska Fairbanks, from 1981-93. He was an...