Obama suggests Trump team ‘denied warnings’ of pandemic

first_img“We can’t afford any more consequences of climate denial. All of us, especially young people, have to demand better of our government at every level and vote this fall.”The Republican leader’s government has faced stark criticism for failing to heed early global alarms about the virus outbreak, after death tolls began to spike in places like China and Italy.The United States now has more than 165,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, the most worldwide, and the US death toll has surged past 3,400 — exceeding China’s official toll.Obama’s tweet included a link to a story about the Trump administration’s new rules. In a statement, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation were rolling back “costly, increasingly unachievable fuel economy and vehicle CO2 emissions standards.” The stringency of those so-called CAFE standards will now be increased by 1.5 percent annually through 2026, substantially less than the roughly 5.0 percent annual increases issued in 2012, the EPA said. So far, Obama has only rarely engaged in the 2020 presidential race, which features his former vice president Joe Biden as the Democrat likely to face Trump in November’s election.The former commander-in-chief has not publicly endorsed any candidate in the Democratic nomination race, which has boiled down to Biden and leftist rival Bernie Sanders. Former US president Barack Obama took a veiled swipe Tuesday at his successor Donald Trump, chastising those who have “denied warnings” of a deadly coronavirus pandemic and cautioning against ignoring the consequences of climate change.The popular two-term Democrat took to social media as the Trump administration finalized a controversial rollback of Obama-era vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards that were aimed at slowing global warming.We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We can’t afford any more consequences of climate denial. All of us, especially young people, have to demand better of our government at every level and vote this fall. https://t.co/K8Ucu7iVDK— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 31, 2020″We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic,” Obama posted on Twitter.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Family virus clusters rising in Bogor, Depok, Bekasi

first_imgEditor’s note: The following is part a campaign by the government’s COVID-19 task force to raise public awareness about the pandemic.Topics : “What I’ve received so far is that we’re having a spike in family clusters. For example, out of 200 families [that have confirmed COVID-19 cases] in Bogor, three members, on average, of each family have the virus. A similar situation is occurring in Bekasi,” Ridwan said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday. He added that according to the contact tracing performed, the family clusters were connected to office clusters. He said he did not yet have information on the locations of the office clusters. “We’re still looking into the matter of whether the source of transmission was from a certain office in Jakarta or from the Bogor residents themselves, who happen to also work in Jakarta,” added Ridwan.As of Tuesday, West Java had recorded 24,910 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 15,128 recoveries and 511 deaths.  West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has said that at least three regions in the province are facing a spike in family COVID-19 clusters. Ridwan, who has opened an office in Depok to monitor the government’s COVID-19 response, said the pandemic remained in an alarming state because Bogor, Bekasi and particularly Depok were still recording rising confirmed cases.“This is my second week working from Depok, and I’ve been closely coordinating with the leaders of Bogor, Depok and Bekasi to make sure that we are all on the same page. Read also: Danger at home: Families urged to avoid gatherings as new clusters emergeOf the more than 24,000 cases in the province, Depok contributed the most with 5,013. Some 1,416 of the patients are in isolation, 3,454 have recovered and 143 have died. As of Tuesday, Bogor had recorded 1,413 confirmed cases with 961 recoveries and 52 fatalities, while Bogor regency had seen 2,022 confirmed cases with 1,338 recoveries and 56 deaths. As of Monday, Bekasi had recorded 1,753 confirmed cases with 1,607 recoveries and 104 fatalities. On Tuesday, national COVID-19 task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito said he hoped more people would be willing to opt for individual polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, also known as swab tests, as the government had set a price cap, kompas.com reported. Experts agree that PCR tests remain the best available method of COVID-19 testing. Read also: PCR tests remain gold standard, but factors affect resultsThe government has set a price ceiling of Rp 900,000 (US$60.6) for individually requested swab tests to eliminate price disparities following concerns over the high cost of tests at private laboratories. The Health Ministry has said that the price ceiling will be evaluated periodically.Prior to the policy, the national COVID-19 task force said several hospitals were charging more than Rp 2.5 million for a single swab test. (nkn) #usesoap #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowdlast_img read more

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Spicy Barbecue Burgers with Blue Cheese-Carrot Slaw

first_img 60 Views   no discussions Get out of the kitchen quick with this superfast supper. Amply seasoned burgers get an extra punch of flavor from chipotle chili-spiked barbecue sauceIngredients:Slaw:2 cup(s) shredded carrots1/3 cup(s) chunky blue-cheese dressing1 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juiceBurgers:1 1/2 pound(s) ground beef1/2 teaspoon(s) chipotle chili powder1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin1 teaspoon(s) salt4 hamburger buns, split1 tablespoon(s) canola oil4 romaine lettuce leavesSauce:1/2 cup(s) smoky chipotle chili barbecue sauce, or your favorite barbecue sauce1 minced chipotle chile in adobo sauce (optional), mixed with favorite barbecue sauce, if desiredDirections:1.Slaw: In a medium bowl, toss ingredients to blend.2.Burgers: Prepare an outdoor grill or heat a stovetop grill pan to medium. In a medium bowl, gently mix beef, 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce (or barbecue sauce mixture), chili powder, cumin, and salt. Divide mixture evenly and shape into 4 patties, each about 3/4-inch thick.3.Brush hamburger buns with oil, then toast on grill, 1 to 2 minutes; set aside.4.Grill burgers 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare, brushing with the remaining 1/4 cup sauce.5.Place a piece of lettuce on bottom of each bun; top with burger, then slaw. Replace top half of bun.From RedbookMSN Food Food & DiningLifestyle Spicy Barbecue Burgers with Blue Cheese-Carrot Slaw by: – February 22, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

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More soldiers deployed to Miag-ao

first_imgThe NPA continue to launch atrocities, extortmoney from farmers and recruit people, even minors, said Pancito. He also claimed that the encounter was fakedby the Army./PN “Ginakasubogid namon ang pagtaliwan sang isa ka huwaran nga lider sang mangunguma.Samtang, ginakaakig sang sektor sang mangunguma ang kriminal, pasista kagberdugo nga militar nga nagpatay sa iya,” Kanawaysaid. ILOILO City – The 3rd Infantry Division (3ID)of the Philippine Army deployed additional soldiers to Miag-ao, Iloilofollowing an encounter with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Saturday. Faronchilin was a leader of a farmers’association in their barangay, according to Kanaway. He criticized the rebels for not respectingthe government ceasefire at this time when the country is battling with the coronavirusdisease 2019 pandemic. On April 18, troops of the 61st InfantryBattalion encountered around 49 rebels under the Suyak Platoon of the NPASouthern Front Committee in Barangay Cabalaunan, Miag-ao.center_img One suspected rebel died. The Army identifiedhim as John Faronchilin, kagawad ofBarangay Onop, Miag-ao. On the other hand, the NPA throughspokesperson Ka Ilaya Kanaway denied that Faronchilin was a member of the NPA. Army soldiers recovered from the clash site anM1 Garand rifle, a KG9 submachine gun, a .45 pistol, improvised explosivedevices, medical paraphernalia, and subversive documents. The 3ID spokesperson, Army Captain CenonPancito III, said, “We are ready if they want war.” The firefight lasted for some 40 minutes.last_img read more

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Mr. Harold Peelman

first_imgMr. Harold Peelman, age 85, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on August 12, 1934 in Switzerland County, Indiana. He was the son of the late Herbert Lee “Herb” Peelman and Blanche E. (Romans) Peelman Martin. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana where he attended school and later received his welding technician degree. Harold was inducted into the United States Army on January 17, 1955 in Louisville, Kentucky. He served in the Korean War and Vietnam War and rose to the rate of Private First Class and was honorably discharged on December 31, 1962. On July 20, 1957 Harold was united in marriage to Geraldine M. Kinman in Madison, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with three daughters and a son. Harold and Geraldine shared over 62 years of marriage together until his death. Harold was employed in maintenance for the Markland Dam & Locks for 10 years. He was also a construction worker and welder for many years. He held membership in the Calvary Apostolic Church in Carrollton, Kentucky. Harold enjoyed the outdoors and carpentry work. Harold passed away at 10:15 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Harold will be missed by his wife, Geraldine M. (Kinman) Peelman of Vevay, IN; his daughters, Darlene Callis and her husband, Gene of Vevay, IN, Sandra Peelman of Carrollton, KY and Blanch Dixon and her husband, Tim of Vevay, IN; his son, Harold Peelman, Jr. and his wife, Janice of Vevay, IN; his 13-grandchildren; his 7-great-grandchildren; his brother, Leon Peelman of Vevay, IN; his sisters, Laverne Wagner and her husband, Sonny of Vevay, IN and Mary Lou Shaw of East Enterprise, IN and his numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Lee “Herb” Peelman; his mother, Blanche E. (Romans) Peelman Martin; his step-father, Oscar Roger Martin; his step-mother, Mary T. (Swango) Peelman; his brothers, Kenneth Peelman, Robert L. “Bob” Peelman, Johnny Peelman and Richard Charles “Rick” Peelman.Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Calvary Apostolic Church, 1103 8th Street, Carrollton, Kentucky 41008.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 6, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Pastor Miles Miller, at the Calvary Apostolic Church, 1103 8th Street, Carrollton, Kentucky 41008.Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Apostolic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

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EPL: Sheffield United deny Chelsea win

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Exciting EPL, La Liga, Serie A matches this weekend on DStv, GOtv Arsenal reject £3m bid for Balogun Sheffield United have fought back from a two-goal half-time deficit to earn a deserved 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. A double from Tammy Abraham gave the home side a clear advantage at the break, only for Callum Robinson to get the visitors back into the match straight after the restart. Chris Wilder’s men continued to threaten throughout the second half of Saturday’s encounter in West London, and Kurt Zouma’s own goal from a Robinson cross was just rewards for a hard-working performance from the newly-promoted outfit. Having impressed in the final third against another promoted side in Norwich City last weekend, Frank Lampard would have expected more of the same from the opening whistle against the Blades, but it did not necessarily work out that way. While the Blues had their moments, the visitors were also showing that they had no intention of sitting on the edge of their own area, and a wayward Luke Freeman strike represented the first effort of the contest. However, United’s hard work was undone in the 19th minute. Goalkeeper Dean Henderson failed to deal with a tame Abraham header under pressure from Christian Pulisic, and it gave the academy graduate to fire through a pack of players and into an empty net. United deserved credit for remaining unflustered and although Mateo Kovacic went close for Chelsea from an acute angle, the away side should have equalised just before the break with Callum Robinson heading wide at the back post after being found in space by Chris Basham. Two minutes later, Chelsea and Abraham made their opponents pay. Two defenders got in each other’s way when attempting to deal with a long Jorginho pass, and it gave Abraham the chance to take a touch before firing a half-volley into the bottom corner from 12 yards out. Holding a two-goal lead, Lampard would have been hopeful of a comfortable second half for his side, but any idea of that went out of the window within a minute of the restart. Enda Stevens got down the left before producing an excellent low cutback for Robinson, who held his nerve to send a first-time effort into the far corner from eight yards out. Chelsea took their time before being prepared to go back onto the front foot, but Abraham almost completed his hat-trick just before the hour mark with Henderson making a smart stop from his 10-yard effort. Ross Barkley also saw a low long-range drive kept out by the Manchester United loanee, although the visitors continued to keep the home side honest on the counter-attack. That pattern of play soon switched around with Chelsea being prepared to play on the break, and it only encouraged United who got shots from distance on target through Oliver Norwood and Stevens. As the game progressed towards the full-time whistle, United ensured that Chelsea had to work hard at the back, and that pressure eventually paid off with one minute of normal time remaining. Robinson’s inswinging cross from the left was intended for substitute for Lys Mousset but Zouma got the final touch to the ball, slicing it into the far corner of the net.Tags: Callum RobinsonKurt ZoumaSheffield UnitedStamford BridgeTammy Abrahamlast_img read more

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Wayne Rooney on target as Manchester United snatch three points at Liverpool

first_img While Rooney was the match-winner with the visitors’ only shot on target, David de Gea was the man who made the 1-0 win possible with a string of saves and was the far busier of the two goalkeepers. It was just Rooney’s sixth goal in 24 appearances for both Everton and United against Liverpool and his first at Anfield for 11 years but it edged him to within seven of Sir Bobby Charlton’s club record of 249 and lifted his side back up to fifth, two points behind Tottenham. Louis van Gaal’s tactics may have been criticised as boring – and one shot on target in 90 minutes hardly did much to alter that – but he will see them as fully justified after leaving Merseyside with all three points. The game was a reflection of the two clubs’ current fortunes; both trying to rediscover their identities under foreign managers and generally struggling for quality, especially in the final third. There was also a lack of the ferocity for which this clash of north-west arch-rivals is known. In the corresponding fixture last season a fired-up Steven Gerrard was sent off less than a minute after coming on at half-time; the highest temperatures rose on a chilly Merseyside afternoon was the confrontation sparked by Lucas Leiva’s insistence that Maroune Fellaini had stamped on him off the ball. Both were involved in dramatic 3-3 draws in midweek and although it was too much to hope for a repeat, the standard of finishing on display never suggested it would come remotely close. The hosts dominated but in the opening 45 minutes managed just one effort on target and that was a tame attempt from Adam Lallana who having been given a run on goal from Lucas’ ball over the top directed a downward header straight at De Gea with Roberto Firmino firing the rebound wide. James Milner and Jordan Henderson also failed to trouble the United goalkeeper, with the latter’s volley coming from the best move of the half involving some intricate play by the Reds captain, Lallana and Firmino. United, who had to replace the injured Ashley Young with 18-year-old Cameron Borthwick-Jackson just before the break, failed to test Simon Mignolet – which was unforgivable considering the errors the Belgium international has been forced into this season. Press Association Liverpool continued to play with the initiative in the second half with De Gea twice denying Emre Can, once with a brilliant save with the Spain international recovering quickly to prevent Firmino scoring the rebound. Henderson made the United keeper’s job easy for him by planting Firmino’s cut-back straight into his arms. United could have snatched the lead when Anthony Martial flashed an angled shot wide of the far post but, after Mamadou Sakho had headed over another chance, the visitors delivered the sucker punch. Liverpool’s fallibility at set-pieces is becoming as much a part of the club’s history as five European Cups and 18 league titles and it was their undoing once again 12 minutes from time. From a short corner substitute Juan Mata’s cross was headed against the crossbar by Fellaini and Rooney reacted quickest to smash home. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp acted immediately, replacing centre-back Kolo Toure with striker Christian Benteke and later sending on newly-signed defender Steven Caulker to play up front for the second match running but it could not patch up the second of his side’s two obvious problems. While striker Daniel Sturridge is still recovering from a hamstring injury sustained in early December the Reds are toothless in attack and until that – and the aerial weakness at the back are addressed there will be more results like this. Wayne Rooney was delighted to score the winning goal, taking his Manchester United tally in the Premier League to 176 – more than any player has managed for one club. “I think everyone knows the importance of this game, regardless of positions,” he told Sky Sports. “It is a massive game for both football clubs, for the fans and it was a great victory. It’s three points we needed to continue this start to the year. It’s a massive victory for us. “Obviously it’s great to have records but I don’t think that’ll beat the feeling I’ve got now. “I scored the winning goal at Anfield it has been a long time since that happened for me – my first year at United – so I will be a bit selfish today and enjoy that more than most.” Rooney’s goal proved decisive but goalkeeper David de Gea was named man of the match after a fine display. “They had some chance but we defended really well,” he said. “After that, Wayne scored a fantastic goal and we beat Liverpool. “I hope that victory gives us a lot of confidence and hopefully we can get three or four wins in a row. That is what we want.” TWEET OF THE MATCH “Come on boys…!!! Wish I was playing, but this is next best thing #AwayDays #MUFC” – Michael Carrick posted along with a photo of the midfielder stood in the Anfield away end RATINGS LIVERPOOL: Simon Mignolet: 6 Nathaniel Clyne: 6 Kolo Toure: 7 Mamadou Sakho: 5 Alberto Moreno: 6 Lucas Leiva: 7 Emre Can: 7 Jordan Henderson: 5 James Milner: 5 Adam Lallana: 5 Roberto Firmino: 7 Subs: Jordon Ibe: 5 Christian Benteke: 5 Steven Caulker: 5 MANCHESTER UNITED David de Gea: 8 Ashley Young: 6 Chris Smalling: 6 Daley Blind: 6 Matteo Darmian: 6 Morgan Schneiderlin: 6 Marouane Fellaini: 7 Jesse Lingard: 5 Ander Herrera: 5 Anthony Martial: 7 Wayne Rooney: 8 Subs: Cameron Borthwick-Jackson: 6 Juan Mata: 7 Memphis Depay: 6 STAR PLAYER David de Gea – Again, the Spaniard got United out of jail with a succession of top saves. MOMENT OF THE MATCH With Liverpool growing in confidence, it seemed likely they would break the deadlock after the break, but De Gea kept out Emre Can and Roberto Firmino impressively. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Klopp spent 90 minutes on his feet in the technical area, not only directing his players but also offering referee Mark Clattenburg assistance when there were any contentious line decisions. Was bold in his substitutions in replacing a defender with a striker when they went behind, but sending on centre-back Steven Caulker up front late on smacked of desperation. Louis van Gaal, as is his preference, never left his seat. Conceding vast swathes of possession and having only one shot on target would surely not have been his pre-match tactics but it proved enough. MOAN OF THE MATCH England’s two most decorated clubs served up a poor representation of their historic selves. There was a lack of quality, no intensity, not even any ferocious tackles. The game was typical of where both clubs are at the moment – struggling for not only form but identity. NEXT UP Liverpool v Exeter (FA Cup third round replay, January 20) Manchester United v Southampton (Barclays Premier League, January 23) Manchester United produced the ultimate smash-and-grab victory at Anfield as Wayne Rooney’s 78th-minute goal decided a game barely befitting of England’s two most decorated clubs. last_img read more

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UW lets game slip away in final minutes; Purdue steals victory with crucial boards

first_imgWith 1:20 to play in the game, Alyssa Karel hit a jumper, answering a Lakisha Freeman jumper on the other end and bringing the Kohl Center crowd to its feet.The Badgers and their fans were beginning to sense victory, even after their lead had slipped from 11 points with 14:27 remaining in the second half.Unfortunately for the cardinal and white, they struggled over the next 80 seconds, failing to convert at the free-throw line and leaving Purdue guard Brittany Rayburn all alone beyond the arc for the game-winning shot.“I thought our players played outstanding for 39 minutes, they really did,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “They gave tremendous effort, played great defense, executed offensively probably the best we have all year … and I thought we got Purdue’s best.”Wisconsin failed, however, to finish the game — something that’s been a persistent problem since the beginning of the Big Ten season.UW has lost seven games in conference play by an average of six points, including four losses by three or fewer points. In recent losses, the Badgers have often led late in the half before letting the game slip away in the final minutes.“These past couple games we’ve lost it’s just been at our fingertips, and the fact that we can’t close them is a bad feeling in your gut,” Karel said. “I think in the next game we’ve just got to use that bad feeling to fuel us and come out and get a win.”The loss extended the Badgers’ losing streak to a season-long three games. The streak began on the road at Penn State, where Wisconsin fell at the buzzer in overtime despite having a 17-point lead late in the game.In spite of coming out on the losing end for their third consecutive game, Wisconsin still impressed Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp.“Wisconsin is playing great basketball,” Versyp said. “They’re just on the verge of just turning the corner. I have a lot of respect for Lisa and her staff and her team.”Although the Badgers remain positive and confident they are playing as well as they have all season, they’re closing in on a point in the season where moral victories no longer carry much weight.Only seven games remain on the schedule for UW prior to the Big Ten Tournament and four of the seven are on the road, a place the Badgers have struggled to win all season.“We’re right there. We are right there,” Stone said.Purdue grabs crucial offensive rebounds Offensive rebounds are not usually the most memorable plays in a basketball game. In fact, it is often a stat that goes overlooked by most people.For Purdue, however, offensive rebounds made the difference Thursday night.With the Boilermakers’ size, it came as no surprise that they outrebounded the Badgers 30-28 in the game. What was surprising, though, was Wisconsin’s ability throughout most of the game to keep Purdue off the offensive boards.Through the first 36 minutes of play, the Boilermakers went without an offensive rebound. Yet, over the next four minutes, Purdue got four crucial rebounds on the offensive end, including one that allowed them to take a 52-51 lead with 7.6 seconds remaining.Following a miss inside, Danielle Campbell got her own rebound before kicking it out to Rayburn on the wing for the 3-pointer.“We gave up no offensive rebounds, until, I think, three or four minutes left to go in the ball game,” Stone said. “We gave up four down the stretch and that hurt us.”Over a stretch in which a defensive stop and rebound could have sealed the game for UW, the Boilermakers found a way to come up with the offensive board and got all five of their second-chance points in the last two minutes of play.“We talked in the last timeout about one stop and one rebound and it’s ours,” Stone said. “Unfortunately, they came up with four offensive rebounds.”last_img read more

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Syracuse falls to Miami in 3 sets

first_img Published on October 25, 2015 at 4:13 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ After dropping a three-set match on Friday night against No. 17 Florida State, Syracuse (15-6, 6-4 Atlantic Coast) was swept by Miami (14-6, 7-3) on Sunday, three sets to none.The Hurricanes were led by senior outside hitter Taylor Scott, who had 19 kills and a .600 hitting percentage. Scott’s 19 kills were one shy of her season high of 20, set Sept. 23 against FSU.Syracuse came close to taking the second set, eventually dropping it 26-24, and lost both the first and third sets, 25-17.The Orange was out-blocked 4-3, continuing yet another dry spell for the SU blockers. SU has now had two straight games well below its usual blocking numbers.Freshman Santita Ebangwese tallied two blocks for SU, and senior Monika Salkute and sophomore Leah Levert each added one.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a streak of 30-plus-assist games, senior Gosia Wlaszczuk had her second straight game with under 30 assists, contributing just 25 in the loss.The Orange returns home to the Women’s Building Friday, Oct. 30 to take on Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. Commentslast_img read more

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