first_imgTo scattered laughter in the audience, he can then be heard to say “They just look at you and they say to you: ‘What on Earth are you talking about?’.” Mr Bloomberg is currently in the process of contesting the Democratic primaries. This means that, if successful, he will represent the Democratic Party in the 2020 US Presidential election. The wealthy former mayor of New York has seen a dramatic increase in his polling recently to almost 14%, overtaking Elizabeth Warren. He continues: “If you want to know if someone is a good salesman, give them the job of going to the Midwest, and picking a town, and selling to that town the concept that some man wearing a dress should be in a locker room with their daughter. If you can sell that you can sell anything.” Later in the speech, he comments on gender-segregation in the jail system in New York, where Bloomberg was Mayor for 12 years: “In our prison system in New York we have to have policy: when you walk in, drop your trousers, you go this way you go that way. That’s it.” At another point during the speech, an audience member asks a question about the increasing divide between the “haves and the have-nots,” attributing the surging inequality with the rise of figures like Donald Trump. Michael Bloomberg responds by saying “I’m not sure you’re right. We have cut poverty in half in the last 40 years.” Democratic Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg has drawn criticism for views he expressed during a speech he gave at Oxford in 2016. In a video which has recently resurfaced, Bloomberg can be heard describing a general transgender person as “a man wearing a dress.” He continues by referring to the attendees of the conference, including himself, as “the intelligentsia,” to compare them to “the vast bulk of people.”center_img Trump posted the clip with the caption: “WOW, BLOOMBERG IS A TOTAL RACIST!” Despite this, he has been criticised for a number of statements made in interviews and over tape recordings which have been described as racist. Most recently, Donald Trump shared a recording which appears to show Bloomberg say that most murderers and murder victims “fit one M.O. — you could just take the description, Xerox it and pass it out to all the cops. They are male, minorities, 15 to 25 [years old].” The remarks were made as part of the “distinguished speaker series”, a set of lectures put together by the Said Business School. Responding to a question about how he would address the “fundamental divide” between the Brexit-voting and Remain-voting portions of the general public. Bloomberg asks the audience “I don’t know how many here are familiar with the bathroom issue in the United States? Anybody know what I’m talking about?” Unusually, Mike Bloomberg is funding his entire campaign from his own money, spending more than $300 million on adverts, polling, and private jets since joining the race in November 2019.last_img read more

first_img Twitter Meetings set to inform residents about proposed Hivley railroad overpass Pinterest Previous articleThree people hospitalized after crash at SR 23 and New Road in St. Joseph CountyNext articleGasBuddy: Stimulus deal could mean increase in pump prices Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook (Tommie Lee/95.3 MNC) INDOT and City of Elkhart will host two opportunities to inform residents and solicit feedback about the proposed Local Trax Railroad Overpass at Hively Avenue.A virtual Zoom meeting, including a presentation, is set for 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, via zoom.com. The meeting ID is 923 9796 3027, password 664032.An in-person public open house is also set for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Zion Missionary Church Gymnasium at 1135 E. Hively Avenue in Elkhart.The purpose of the virtual public meeting and open house is to provide an opportunity to learn about and comment on the proposed half-mile Local Trax Railroad Overpass at Hively Avenue on the southeast side of Elkhart in Elkhart County. IndianaLocalNews Google+ Pinterest By Jon Zimney – October 20, 2020 0 372 WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgENDS Notes to editors: To donate to Mr Cairns’ chosen charities visit his Virgin Money Giving page Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns is gearing up to run the London Marathon for the seventh time this Sunday (22 April).Mr Cairns crossed the finish line as the fastest Cabinet Minister and second fastest Member of Parliament in last year’s race, completing the 26.2 mile course in 3 hours 36 minutes.His personal best time of 3:28:02 in 2016 placed him in seventh position on the list of all time fastest MP runners.This year the Welsh Secretary will be raising money for the NSPCC Wales and Atal y Fro, a women’s aid charity dedicated to the elimination of domestic violence.Alun Cairns said: I am always inspired by the reasons why people decide to put on their running shoes and tackle one of the most famous courses in the world. Whether it is setting a new personal best, raising money for a charity close to your heart or remembering someone special, it is always something to keep you motivated through the hard months of training and to get through the mental and physical pressure of the race itself. I look forward to joining the thousands of runners of all abilities taking part to raise money for two worthy causes, hopefully with some sunshine along the way!last_img read more

first_img Related Shows Hamilton View Comments Taran Killam(Photo: Instagram.com/tarzannoz)center_img What comes next? Well, for Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam, the Great White Way! The comedian begins his reign as King George in Broadway’s Hamilton on January 17. Tony nominee Rory O’Malley played his final performance as the monarch on January 15.While this marks Killam’s Broadway debut, he did appear in the City Center Encores! presentation of Little Shop of Horrors as Orin Scrivello, starring opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene.The current cast of Hamilton is led by Javier Muñoz as Alexander Hamilton, with Brandon Victor Dixon as Aaron Burr, Lexi Lawson as Eliza Hamilton, Mandy Gonzalez as Angelica Schuyler, Seth Stewart as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Bryan Terrell Clark as George Washington, Jordan Fisher as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton, Alysha Deslorieux as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds and J. Quinton Johnson as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison.Of course, Killam had to have his coronation ceremony prior to taking over the role of King George. Check it out below! from $149.00last_img read more

first_imgProlonged periods of rainfall this spring sidelined cotton farmers from planting their crop as planned for the week of April 28.University of Georgia cotton agronomist Guy Collins believes the soil moisture left over from a very wet April may benefit cotton growers around Georgia in the long run, but prolonged excessive moisture can also create challenges.“This certainly beats some years like 2011, where we had a moisture deficit during the early planting season and it only got worse,” Collins said. “These rains will give us a good start, and we’re not behind (planting) yet. There’s no need to worry. It’ll take several days for all this to dry out for us to get in the field, but the weather and temperature all next week look pretty good for planting. Hopefully, we’ll start seeing a lot of action then.”The typical timeframe for cotton planting begins during the last week in April and lasts through May, with cotton that’s double cropped behind wheat, which is usual planted during the first two weeks in June. However, cotton farmers are now a week behind schedule thanks to this spring’s rain showers. The UGA Ponder Farm in TyTy recorded 10 inches of rain during April, up substantially from the 0.99 registered in 2011. At the location of the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, 13.06 inches were recorded in April, compared to just 1.91 in 2011. At the Southeast Research and Education Center in Midville, the UGA farm registered 6.22 inches in April, up from just 1.41 in 2011.However, as Collins mentioned, brighter days lie ahead for farmers hoping to get their planting season under way. Sunny days are forecasted for the first full week of May with temperatures expected to reach the mid-to-high 80-degree mark. Producers will need those warm temperatures to dry out saturated fields.“I think there’ll be a frenzy of planting activity as soon as it dries out,” Collins said. “There’s a lot of growers that cover a lot of acres in a lot of counties. They’ve got to be planting if conditions are right.”Since the last week in April is typically the start of planting season, cotton farmers will have some catching up to do to reach the normal acreage planted in Georgia every year. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, cotton farmers planted 1.3 million acres in 2012. While farmers may feel frustrated by the excessive rainfall, Collins stresses the importance of the accumulated moisture.“I remember 2011 when we started out dry and then it got real bad after that. We couldn’t get a crop going that year. A little rain is always a little bit better,” Collins said. “It may be frustrating at times, but it’s always a little bit better than not having any at all.”For the latest cotton information, see ugacotton.com.last_img read more

first_imgRepublican Senator Mitt Romney issued a scathing criticism of Donald Trump on Wednesday as he broke with his party and voted to convict the US president for abuse of power in his impeachment trial.Romney was the only lawmaker to break with his party as the Senate acquitted Trump on impeachment charges stemming from his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, the former vice president seeking the Democratic nomination to face Trump in the Nov. 3 election.”Corrupting an election to keep one’s self in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one’s oath of office that I can imagine,” Romney said in an emotional speech on the Senate floor. Romney voted ‘guilty’ on the first impeachment charge, abuse of power, siding with the Senate’s 45 Democrats and two independents. He voted ‘not guilty’ on the second charge, obstruction of Congress.He is the first senator in US history to vote to convict a member of his own party in an impeachment trial. President Bill Clinton was acquitted in 1999 and Andrew Johnson in 1868.Romney was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012 and was elected to represent Utah in the Senate in 2018.Following the vote, Trump released a video that referred to Romney as a “Democrat secret asset” and noted his 2012 loss to Democratic President Barack Obama. Other Republican officials, including the head of the Utah state party and Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel – Romney’s niece – said they disagreed with his choice.But fellow Senate Republicans declined to criticize him.”I think Mitt’s a person of integrity,” Senator Ron Johnson told reporters. “He voted his conscience.”A former governor of Massachusetts, Romney won his 2018 Senate election with a comfortable 63 percent. Up for re-election in 2024, he could conceivably face a primary challenge in Utah.Some of his constituents came to his defense on Wednesday.”I’m proud of him for speaking up,” said Stacey Maxwell, a registered independent who owns a Salt Lake City coffee shop.MORMON FAITHAt the start of his floor speech, Romney appeared to choke back tears when he noted that as a Mormon, “I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am.”Romney, 72, served as a missionary in France as a young man and served as a church leader when he lived in Boston. He has generally downplayed his faith in his political career.”The president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust,” Romney declared.Referring to Trump’s contention that he has conducted himself in a “perfect” manner, Romney said, “What he did was not perfect. No, it was a flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security and our fundamental values.”This was not the first time Romney and Trump have tangled.In a tweet last year, the president called Romney a “pompous ass” after he criticized Trump for urging Ukraine to investigate Biden.Romney criticized Trump as a “fraud” during the 2016 presidential campaign, but met with Trump after his victory as he was looking to fill top administration jobs. Trump ended up not hiring Romney for any position.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgFlames engulfed the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) building on Jl. Sultan Hasanudin Dalam in South Jakarta on Saturday evening.Kompas.com reported that the fire broke out on the sixth floor of the building. By 10 p.m. on Saturday, it had spread to the third floor.AGO spokesperson Hari Setiyono said the office of the assistant attorney general for intelligence and the human resources department had experienced the majority of the damage from the blaze. He said the fire would not destroy important data or documents.”We have a backup for data and documents on employment,” Hari said on Saturday, as quoted by kompas.com.The Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency dispatched 23 fire engines and 120 firefighters to extinguish the blaze.In response to the fire, authorities diverted traffic on Jl. Bulungan. (kuk) Topics :last_img read more

first_imgGovernment of South Australia said in their latest release that dredging at the Murray Mouth will pause for about two weeks, starting today, for annual maintenance works.Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) Water Resource Operations Manager, Jarrod Eaton, said that the dredging started in January 2015 to maintain connectivity between the Coorong and the Southern Ocean after River Murray flows were no longer sufficient to scour sand naturally from the Murray Mouth.“The short term pause in dredging is expected to have minimal impact on maintaining an open Murray Mouth,” Mr Eaton said.It is important that the Murray Mouth remains open to maintain connectivity between the river, the Coorong and the Southern Ocean, to discharge salt and other nutrients out to sea, and to maintain healthy ecosystems in the Coorong, according to the government.Dredging operations are expected to resume on January 3, 2018, in the Goolwa and Tauwitchere channels.[mappress mapid=”24706″]last_img read more

first_imgNational Post (Canada) 13 May 2013Canadians want to see more stay-at-home parents, according to a new poll commissioned by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada as it calls for governments to overhaul their approach to early childhood care.The public opinion poll found 76% of respondents believe it is best that children under six be home with a parent. It also found almost two-thirds of respondents would rather see funding go directly to parents, rather than government-run daycare and all-day kindergarten.“We see that Canadians’ desires differ from the direction being taken by provincial governments,” writes Andrea Mrozek in the study, released Wednesday to the National Post.Ms. Mrozek, the institute’s executive director, has been a vocal critic of recent decisions to expand government daycare programs for young children — particularly the Ontario government’s implementation of all-day kindergarten and B.C. plans for $10-a-day daycare.….The study also probed preferences on government funding structures, which saw two thirds of respondents call for direct funding to parents through cash payments or tax deductions. About one third of respondents wanted to see funding go toward the public sector, including the expansion of public schools and subsidies to childcare centres.Ms. Mrozek calls current funding models “discriminatory,” due to their emphasis on public childcare programs rather than models that involve some form of stay-at-home parent.http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/23/most-canadians-want-to-see-more-stay-at-home-parents-poll/last_img read more

first_img Press Association The England international has missed the last two matches with a knee injury sustained in training before last weekend’s match at Tottenham. Sturridge will undergo another scan on Friday but his chances of returning for Jurgen Klopp’s first home league match appear slim. “I spoke to him a few minutes ago. It is not much better at this moment,” said Klopp. “With Daniel’s injury we have to proceed day-by-day. If he can train, for example, completely normal then it is an option. “Today we have another treatment and another screening maybe because there is a little bit of fluid (inside the joint).” Press Association Sport understands Sturridge will have an ultrasound scan on his knee but it is only believed to be a minor issue. On the positive side Klopp will have forwards Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino available at the weekend after both returned from long injury lay-offs in Thursday’s 1-1 Europa League draw at home to Rubin Kazan. The Liverpool coach said: “Christian and Roberto had two training sessions with the team. Usually it is too early to bring them into the situation where you need them at 100 per cent but they did well. “I am sure it was not the best they can play so now we are a step further with them. “They are two new options and very important options for Sunday.” center_img Injury worries over Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge mean he remains a doubt for Sunday’s visit of Southampton. last_img read more