Biden racks up endorsements as Sanders goes on the attack in US presidential race

first_imgTwo former presidential rivals endorsed Joe Biden on Friday in the latest sign that the Democratic establishment is coalescing around the former vice president to stop the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, who ratcheted up attacks on his rival ahead of crucial contests next week.Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and John Delaney, a former Maryland congressman – both onetime 2020 candidates – backed Biden, as did a slew of other Democratic officials in states soon to hold nominating contests.Sanders, who is desperate to regain some momentum after Biden’s strong ‘Super Tuesday’ showing this week, launched a full-throated attack on his rival, assailing Biden over his record on trade, abortion, gay rights and Social Security. Topics : At a news conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, Sanders dug deep into Biden’s 40-year record. He criticized Biden for having opposed the rights of gay people to serve in the US military and for voting against federal funding for abortions, stances the former vice president has since rejected.”I was there on the right side of history, and my friend Joe Biden was not,” Sanders said.Sanders also lambasted Biden for supporting trade deals he said had been “a disaster for Michigan” and accused Biden of trying in the past to cut Social Security, the government-run pension and disability program.Biden, who denies ever advocating cuts to Social Security, snapped back in a tweet on Friday: “Get real, Bernie. The only person who’s going to cut Social Security if he’s elected is Donald Trump. Maybe you should spend your time attacking him.”The exchange reflects mounting tension between the two White House hopefuls. The race became a tight two-way contest after US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ended their White House bids after disappointing showings in the Super Tuesday primaries.Sanders, 78, said he would support Biden, 77, if he becomes the Democratic nominee but insisted that only he, not Biden, could “energize the American people” enough to beat Trump.Warren’s exit meant that what had been hailed as the most diverse field of candidates in US history narrowed to a race for the nomination between two white, septuagenarian men. Tulsi Gabbard, a congresswoman from Hawaii with virtually no chance of winning, is the only other remaining Democratic candidate.On Friday, the Democratic National Committee, which oversees the party’s presidential debates, released new qualifying thresholds for the next debate in Arizona on Mar. 15. Candidates will need at least 20% of delegates awarded so far, essentially excluding Gabbard, who has won less than 1 percent.Biden’s Super Tuesday turnaround benefited as the Democratic Party establishment began mobilizing this week to try and stop Sanders, a democratic socialist. Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and US Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota dropped out of the race and endorsed Biden.The former vice president said at a private campaign event on Friday that his campaign had raised about $22 million over five days.Biden also received endorsements on Friday in other states with upcoming primary contests, including from Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan in Washington state, and Ruben Gallego, an Arizona congressman.Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois are expected to soon announce endorsements of Biden, according to a source familiar with the matter. Illinois and Arizona vote on March 17, along with Florida and Ohio.center_img The pair contest six Democratic nominating contests on Tuesday, including the big prize of Michigan, with 125 of the 1,991 delegates needed to win the nomination at stake.Sanders, a US senator from Vermont who was until recently the front-runner in the party’s race to face Republican President Donald Trump in November, now trails in delegates. A big win for Biden in Michigan would deliver another major blow to Sanders’ hopes of becoming the nominee.Ahead of Michigan’s primary, the state’s lieutenant governor, Garlin Gilchrist II, backed Biden, as did part of the state’s United Food and Commercial Workers Union, and former US Senator Carl Levin.Four other states will hold primary elections on Tuesday: Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri and Washington state. North Dakota will hold caucuses.last_img read more

Arsenal offer Reiss Nelson on loan in £65m bid for Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsenal offer Reiss Nelson on loan in £65m bid for Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Jul 2019 11:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares Wilfried Zaha is keen on a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have raised their bid for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha by offering £65million plus Reiss Nelson on loan.The Gunners have been frustrated in their pursuit of the Ivory Coast winger and have had two bids rejected by the Eagles.Palace have already made £55m from Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s move to Manchester United and are under no financial pressure to sell Zaha, who they value at £90m.Arsenal had offered the likes of Carl Jenkinson, Mohamed Elneny and Calum Chambers in previous discussions with Palace but the Independent claim they’ve now offered highly-rated youngster Nelson.ADVERTISEMENT Nelson has been offered on loan (Picture: Getty)Nelson thrived last season on loan at Hoffenheim and had been expected to form part of Arsenal’s first team squad this term.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report claims Arsenal’s new bid is around £55m up front, as well as £10m further in add-ons.Palace are understood to have rejected the proposal as they want a far larger fee for Zaha and they also want any player coming the other way to move permanently.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are willing to let Jenkinson move to south London permanently and Palace remain keen on the £5m-rated full-back.Zaha is keen on a move to Arsenal and is a boyhood Gunner.The forward informed Palace of his desire to leave at the end of last season and he’s frustrated by the club’s valuation of him.MORE: James Milner slams Joris Gnagnon for ‘disgraceful’ challenge on Liverpool youngster Yasser Laroucilast_img read more

Grupos de defensa celebran los fondos asignados por el Gobernador Wolf a la discapacidad intelectual/autismo

first_imgGrupos de defensa celebran los fondos asignados por el Gobernador Wolf a la discapacidad intelectual/autismo June 16, 2020 Español,  Press Release,  Round-Up El anuncio del Gobernador Tom Wolf sobre la distribución de $260 millones en fondos de la Ley CARES a los proveedores de servicios que brindan apoyo a los residentes de Pennsylvania con discapacidades intelectuales y autismo fue recibido con elogios por los grupos de defensa.“Saldremos de la crisis de COVID-19 más fuertes si continuamos cuidándonos mutuamente, y eso incluye a los residentes de Pennsylvania vulnerables”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Estos fondos ayudarán a garantizar que los residentes de Pennsylvania con discapacidad intelectual o autismo reciban la atención de alta calidad que merecen, incluso en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19. También apoyará a los trabajadores de Pennsylvania que han dedicado sus vidas a cuidar a estas personas y a llevar tranquilidad a las familias de estas personas”.Richard Edley, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de la Asociación de Proveedores de Rehabilitación y Comunidad (RCPA, por sus siglas en inglés):“En estos tiempos, esta administración ha demostrado tener la flexibilidad necesaria tanto en la administración de políticas como en el apoyo financiero, y eso realmente ha hecho un mundo de diferencia para los proveedores y las familias. Estos fondos adicionales son absolutamente cruciales porque los retos que enfrentan estos organismos no desaparecerán simplemente cuando termine la pandemia”.Cherie Brummans, Directora Ejecutiva, Alianza de Proveedores de Servicios Comunitarios:“La Alianza de Proveedores de Servicios Comunitarios apoya y aprecia la asignación de fondos de la Ley CARES, ya que este alivio es crucialmente importante para mantener los servicios que se brindan a algunos de los ciudadanos más vulnerables de Pennsylvania”.Sherri Landis, Directora Ejecutiva, The Arc of Pennsylvania:“The Arc of Pennsylvania agradece al Gobernador Wolf y a la Secretaria Miller por su liderazgo en la asignación de fondos de la ley CARES para que las personas con discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo continúen recibiendo el apoyo y los servicios que necesitan para vivir y desarrollarse en la comunidad. Los $260 millones de dólares son un salvavidas para las más de 50,000 personas con I/DD y sus familias que viven en la comunidad y reciben servicios y apoyos basados en la comunidad. Desde el brote de COVID-19, el sistema basado en la comunidad ha brindado incansablemente los servicios de soporte vital a las personas en sus comunidades”.Mark Davis, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de Defensa y recursos de Pennsylvania para el autismo y la discapacidad intelectual (PAR, por sus siglas en inglés):“El Gobernador y los legisladores en ambas cámaras han mejorado la vida de decenas de miles de las personas más vulnerables de nuestro estado, al igual que los Profesionales de Apoyo Directo (DSP, por sus siglas en inglés) que brindan la atención vital a las personas con ID/A. Nuestros miembros y las familias a las que sirven están enormemente agradecidos.Patrick DeMico, Director Ejecutivo, The Provider Alliance:“Hoy nuestros miembros están siendo notificados sobre estos fondos esenciales. Estamos extremadamente agradecidos con el estado por reconocer los incansables esfuerzos de quienes apoyan a las personas con discapacidad intelectual y autismo. Todos han enfrentado retos y dificultades para mantener los servicios para brindar la atención y el apoyo necesarios durante la pandemia. Nuestro agradecimiento a todos los que han luchado con nosotros y a nuestros socios en el gobierno por obtener su apoyo y comprensión de las complejidades y retos que enfrentan las personas con discapacidades. Agradecemos y aplaudimos al Gobernador Wolf, al liderazgo del DHS y a nuestros legisladores por su apoyo y sus medidas en nuestro nombre”.View this information in English.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

10 Good Reasons to Change the Anti-Smacking Law – Reason #10 – Andrea and Adrian

first_imgIf you’re a parent and don’t think the anti-smacking law is relevant to you, think again! One of the concerns around the debate over the anti-smacking law was that children would use this against their parents and tell the authorities that they were being smacked. Surely the police and the social workers could tell the difference between fact or fiction. But in this harrowing case, the testimony of an 11 year old who was going through a hard time at school at the time was accepted as fact, but the many character references of these great parents were ignored, even to the point of encouraging the woman to leave her ‘abusive’ husband!This is the story CYF refused to respond to when we asked them to answer the serious concerns raised. How could the authorities get it so wrong?           “Be careful. Be aware. Don’t think that it’s not going to happen to you.” Andrea (Mother)This fourth short clip is this week’s example of “10 Good Reasons to Change the Anti-Smacking Law.” It’s the evidence that politicians and the media don’t want you to see. It’s the evidence John Key asked for – but won’t watch. So take a couple of minutes to watch and judge for yourself.    click on image (above) to viewTo see ALL the evidence, go to our updated and new look website www.protectgoodparents.org.nz . You can view the full documentaries “Mum on a Mission” (2014) and “My Mummy’s A Criminal” (2011).It’s time we held the politicians to account on a failed law which is doing more harm than good. It’s time the politicians listened to YOU!WHERE DO THE POLITICAL PARTIES STAND?last_img read more

Chicken Pizza with a Kick

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Chicken Pizza with a Kick by: – November 30, 2011 Share Share 53 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Watching fat and calories? This pizza’s a must. With refrigerated pizza dough for the crust and picante for the sauce, this veggie and chicken version is full of flavor without the guilt.Ingredients:12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips2 teaspoons cooking oil1 medium red sweet pepper, cut into thin strips1/2 medium red onion, thinly slicedNonstick cooking spray1 10 ounce package refrigerated pizza dough1/2 cup bottled mild picante sauce or taco sauce1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (2 ounces)Directions:1. In a large nonstick skillet cook chicken strips in hot oil over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Add sweet pepper and onion to skillet; cook about 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from skillet; set aside.2. Coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll pizza dough into pan; press with fingers to form a 12×8-inch rectangle. Pinch edges of dough to form crust.3. Spread crust with picante sauce. Top with chicken and vegetables; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 13 to 18 minutes or until crust is brown and cheese melts. Makes 6 servings.Nutrition Facts (Chicken Pizza with a Kick)Servings Per Recipe 6, Calories 305, Protein (gm) 21, Carbohydrate (gm) 34, Fat, total (gm) 9, Cholesterol (mg) 43, Saturated fat (gm) 3, Dietary Fiber, total (gm) 2, Sodium (mg) 527, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 2, Lean Meat () 2, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie dietBetter Homes and Gardens Recipes Sharelast_img read more

Edward Registe has called upon young people to embrace opportunities available to them

first_imgLocalNews Edward Registe has called upon young people to embrace opportunities available to them by: – July 22, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! In photo: Mr. Edward Registe.Edward Registe, member of the Grand Bay Village Council and former president of the National Youth Council (NYC), has admonished young people that they are leaders of the present and not of tomorrow.“It is often said that young people are the leaders of tomorrow, it is often said that young people are the leaders of today but I want to suggest that you are simply leaders of the present, because you are never sure when you are being called upon or when you are being thrust into leadership” he said.Registe who was at the time addressing the 15th meeting of the NYC’s General Assembly says young people need to understand their role as leaders.“Leadership does not necessarily mean being in Government or at the head of some policy making committee, leadership means whom you are, you can lead at your home, in your community, and in your country. You can lead the world, but it is important that young people understand their role in leadership.”Registe urged the forum to ensure that their theme “Embracing the Opportunity of Youth Development and Leadership” is embedded in their minds and that they embrace the many opportunities made available to them.“You know the opportunities that are available to you, many of which were not available to us when we were young. And the question is, are you embracing the opportunities that are available to you? Are you even interested in embracing the opportunities available to you?  And we don’t have to outline them, but we know a few of them that come to mind; scholarships readily available, health care and other programs even opportunities for income generation with the Youth Business Trust and others and we know them. The question is how prepared are you to embrace these opportunities? And what can you do to embrace those opportunities that are available to young people?” he said.He charged the National Youth Council to ensure that they make our youth more opportunity ready within our society.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img 33 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Area High School Basketball Scores (12-15)

first_imgArea High School Basketball Scores.Tuesday  (12-15)Girls Scores.Greensburg  59     Oldenburg  41Jac-Cen-Del  58     North Decatur  52Batesville  48     Franklin County  45FC JV won 29-22.South Ripley  52     Switz. County  51Muncie Central  37     Connersville  27Hauser  50     Edinburgh  48  (OT)Boys Scores.Franklin County  49     Ross  42Lawrenceburg  63     Harrison  57South Decatur  58     Shawe Memorial  53last_img

Confusion grows over Healy ban

first_img Press Association Ireland prop Cian Healy’s ban for stamping descended into farce on Thursday as confusion reigned over his availability for provincial duty this weekend. While Leinster are of the belief that their 25-year-old loosehead can be selected for Saturday’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Benetton Treviso, Ireland coach Declan Kidney has been told that is not the case. Six Nations organisers have declined to publicly clarify the terms of the three-week suspension given by an independent disciplinary committee, but bafflingly maintain it commenced with Monday’s citing. center_img Mindful that under normal circumstances Healy would have been rested this weekend, the hearing decided that the punishment for his stamp on England’s Dan Cole during Sunday’s 12-6 defeat in Dublin should be deferred by one week so that he would miss Ireland’s matches against Scotland and France. A three-week suspension expiring on March 10 would have to commence this Sunday, creating the grey area that has transformed what should have been a routine disciplinary process into a fiasco. The development is a mess for the Six Nations, who are at risk of seeing the spirit of their ban flouted by the exploitation of a loophole in their decision to defer the punishment. Kidney – who will consider appealing only when the written judgment is published, which is likely to be on Monday – was told by the hearing at Heathrow on Wednesday that Healy is not available. “Experience has taught us to wait for the written judgment or explanation to come down and we’ll take it from there concerning any appeal. Let’s see what’s in the judgment,” Kidney said. “It’s certainly an option that he could play for Leinster this weekend, but we’ve been told that he’s suspended and he’s not allowed to. “Cian’s had a lot going on – a lot goes on with the citings process the way it is. There would certainly be benefit in him playing given everything that’s happened. We asked the question yesterday whether he could play this weekend and we were told no, he is suspended.” Leinster take the opposite view, with forwards coach Jonno Gibbes saying earlier in the day: “Cian is certainly available. (Leinster coach) Joe Schmidt and Declan have talked about the involvement of Test players this weekend. “Cian’s available and personally I’d be delighted to involve him, he’s a really big asset. He will definitely be considered. There are complications for others maybe, but he’s available for us. It’s a game in the break of the Six Nations and he’s under consideration.” last_img read more

Sunderland confident of no punishment

first_img Press Association Sport also understands club secretary Liz Coley left her job in December to take up a new position, not as a result of the problem with Ji’s clearance. The 22-year-old South Korea international, who was registered with the Premier League and was included in the 25-man squad they released in August, made four appearances in the competition, as a substitute against Fulham, Southampton and Manchester United and from the start at Crystal Palace before the mistake was discovered. Only one of those games, a 1-1 draw at Southampton on August 24, saw then manager Paolo Di Canio’s side rewarded with a point. However, Ji also played in the Capital One Cup second round clash with MK Dons, which Sunderland won 4-2 on their way to the final. Neither the club nor the Premier League was available for comment. The confusion appears to surround the frontman’s return to Wearside after a successful loan spell with German Bundesliga club Augsburg last season. His spell back in English football, however, proved brief and he returned to Augsburg, this time on a permanent deal, in January this year having made just two more senior appearances under current boss Gus Poyet. Ji initially joined the Black Cats from Chunnam Dragons for £2million in June 2011 during Steve Bruce’s spell in charge, but started only six senior games for the club, although he did score a memorable winner against Manchester City on New Year’s Day 2012. Sunderland are confident they will not face further punishment for allegedly fielding striker Ji Dong-won in four games for which he was ineligible. Press Association But while it never quite happened for him on a sustained basis in England, he found German football much more to his liking to the extent that Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund were heavily linked with him last summer. However, Di Canio is understood to have turned down a bid of around £5million from a German club, only to discover that he could not find a place in his team for Ji, who ultimately survived at the club longer than the Italian. Sunderland currently lie in 19th place in the table, four points adrift of safety with just eight games to play, following Monday night’s 2-1 home defeat by West Ham. Sources on Wearside have revealed the club considers the matter closed after a report on Tuesday evening claimed they had been fined in December after they made the Barclays Premier League aware that they did not have international clearance for the player. The Black Cats are confident they fulfilled their responsibilities when the administrative error came to light, and insist there is no ongoing investigation amid speculation that the relegation-threatened club could yet be docked points. last_img read more

Solskjaer: No approach for Morrison

first_img Solskjaer knows Morrison well from his time on the coaching staff at Manchester United and has already signed several former United players since arriving at Cardiff in January. Reports have linked the Sky Bet Championship club with Morrison who has a court case hanging over him. Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists the club have made no approach for troubled West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison. Press Associationcenter_img Morrison will appear at Manchester Crown Court on August 28 after being charged with two accounts of common assault, against his former girlfriend and her mother, and harassment. The 21-year-old is training with West Ham and can still play for the club if selected. Solskjaer told a press conference ahead of Cardiff’s Capital One Cup tie at Coventry: “I can’t speak about other clubs’ players and Rav is a West Ham player. “But we’ve not made any offers whatsoever.” last_img read more