Biden to head to Delaware as CDC recommends avoiding travel

first_imgPresident Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Delaware over the weekend, his first out-of-town trip since taking office.,The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans forgo travel as the coronavirus pandemic rages.,Biden, who has a home outside Wilmington, Delaware, has made getting the pandemic under control the central focus of the early weeks of his presidency.,The White House announced Biden’s plans for travel Thursday evening. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment about why the president was traveling.,The CDC current guidance recommends that “you do not travel at this time.”last_img

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Girl’s Capture Highlights FARC’s Use of Minors

first_imgBy Dialogo June 28, 2012 The capture of a wounded girl in camouflage paint and with explosives provided by FARC guerrillas has raised fears that Colombia’s half century old conflict may be taking an ominous new turn. While the leftist guerrilla group has long been accused of recruiting minors to its ranks, a video aired this week by the Colombian police appeared to show for the first time they are now being used in combat operations rather than in support roles. Taken in the province of Norte de Santander, the images show a wounded girl and the body of a boy who were captured after detonating explosives that killed seven police in a passing patrol. The girl is shown with a leg wound, her half-naked body covered in green paint, a technique used by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to hide in the jungle. “She was in a state of severe anemia and appeared to be barely 12 years old,” Colonel Eliecer Camacho, the police chief in the region bordering Venezuela, told AFP. The girl, however, who has a cousin in the ranks of the FARC, said in the hospital that she was recruited four years ago at the age of 14. The boy’s torn body, also painted green, was found in the same place as the girl, Camacho said. The girl told authorities they had been put through an “inhuman training over eight months,” the colonel said. “They were required to walk for hours without shoes to harden the soles of their feet. They were denied food and water so they could endure more,” he said. According to the police commander, the guerrillas recruit minors by trying to convince them to join voluntarily, but once in they are forced to stay. “The recruitment of minors is not new, but their participation unfortunately is on the increase. Still, this is the first time they have been used for this kind of action,” said Ariel Avila, an expert at the Nuevo Arco Iris foundation. “It is too soon to know whether there has been a change of strategy by the FARC to use minors in these commandos, or whether these are isolated cases,” Avila said. Nearly 3,000 minors registered as part of a demobilization of armed groups between 2002 and 2011, but there could be as many as 10,000 more minors in rebel ranks, according to a 2009 UN report.last_img read more

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Women’s Hockey: Badgers return home following unsuccessful trek to Minneapolis

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (10-1-1, 4-1-1 WCHA) returns to the ice this weekend to host Minnesota State (6-4-2, 2-4-2) at LaBahn Arena.The team is looking to get back on track this weekend after their defeats at the hands of the Minnesota Gophers on Nov. 2 and 3, where the Badgers fell to the Gophers 2–4 and 2–2. In the second matchup, the Gophers triumphed in shootouts 1–0. While the unit faltered a bit on the road, Wisconsin is looking to return to their stellar form that they have assumed at home all season.Women’s Hockey: Wisconsin scuffles in weekend border battle against MinnesotaIn the first border battle of the 2019-20 season, the No. 2 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (10-1-1, 4-1-1 Read…The Badgers will return to their home ice in order to defend a 20-game win streak at LaBahn Arena. Dedicated fans surely play a large role in this continued, rampant success. Wisconsin leads the country in attendance, averaging 2,273 fans per home game this year. In addition, Wisconsin has sold out 62 of its last 80 games at LaBahn, including an impressive 20 sellouts last season alone. Season ticket holders are not guaranteed to show up to every game, but Badger nation certainly seems to be in full support of their home team.Minnesota State, up to this point in the season, has failed to capture definitive wins against top WCHA opponents. They are winless against ranked opponents this season as their best finish has been a pair of ties against the top-10 ranked The Ohio State University. This trend will be hard to overcome, especially considering the advantage the Badgers have while competing on their home ice.Women’s Hockey: Daryl Watts’ journey from Boston College transfer to Wisconsin starDaryl Watts started playing hockey around the age of 4, following in the footsteps of her older brother Jackson. Little Read…All signs point toward the Badgers having a dominant comeback performance against Minnesota State — a team they have certainly dominated in the past. Wisconsin is 84-2-3 all-time against Minnesota State. This trend shows little sign of slowing down anytime soon as the Badgers also currently enjoy a 25 game win streak over Minnesota State.If the Badgers are to dominate Minnesota State, look for key offensive players such as Abby Roque, Daryl Watts and Sophie Shirley. This trio has set themselves apart from the rest of the squad in total points per season up to this point. Each of them currently have at least 22 points on the season with Watts leading the pack with 29 total points. The next closest contributor behind these three is Mekenzie Steffen with 15.Women’s Hockey: Minnesota-Wisconsin rivalry best in college sportsSeparated by 273 miles of hate, Minnesota and Wisconsin have always been bitter rivals in athletics. For most, the biggest Read…Wisconsin has all the tools necessary to take down Minnesota State as they return home fresh off of a bye week.last_img read more

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DD LOCAL: JIMMY DUFFY’S ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgBY Jimmy Duffy: COMMUNITY HALLAnother round of activities got under way in Annagry Hall. Crochet classes started in Annagry Hall on Wednesday last, but names are still being taking for this course. Pilates is back again from Monday morning January 12th and Set Dancing resumes that evening at 8pm, Guitar lessons continue on Wednesday evenings from 4.30pm. To get further information or to book a place on any of our activities contact 087 1935066, 074 9562591 or email [email protected] TABLE QUIZA Table Quiz in aid of Annagry Boxing Club will be held in Caisleain Óir Annagry on Wednesday January 14th starting at 10 pm. Teams of four, €20 per table.SCHOOL OF DANCING Classes resume on Monday 12th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th January in Teach Jack Glassagh and Tuesday 13th in The Naomh Mhuire GAA Clubhouse. Ballet, Modern, Tap Dance, HipHop and Dancercise Fitness. 3 years – Adults. New students are welcome. Information contact Deirdre 087 2632486.NIGHT AT THE RACESMany race goers attended the Annual Night at the races held by the Naomh Muire GAA Club in Sharkey’s Lounge Annagry recently. Lucky punters on the night were Robbie O’Donnell (Senior) Annagry East,Cathleen McGinley Calhame, Eugene Doherty Meenbanad, James McDevitt Annagry West, Mary Hugo Ward Belcruit, Mally Boyle Loughanure, Neil McBride Loughanure, Liam Duffy Annagry East, Tomás Duffy Meenacreave, A.G.B Culacrick, Patricia Rodgers Bunaman, Paula Gallagher Ranafast, Alec McDyer Kerrytown, Geraldine McBride and Bronagh McGinley Scoil Naomh Dubhthach Anagaire, Dan and Ashling c/o Daniel Gallagher Railway Road Loughanure, Martin Moore Loughanure, Peadar Ó Dubhtaigh Rann na Feirste, Lee Boyle Mullaghderg, Leanne Boyle Glen Road Annagry, Shane Doherty Calhame and Luke Neely Dungloe. Race sponsors were Josie Joe Boyle Larsen Cabs, Patrick McGinley, Tony Doherty, Seamus Rodgers, Paul McDevitt, Paul Gallagher, Owenie McGarvey, Paddy Forker, Gary Boyle and Údarás na Gaeltachta. Charlie and Ciaran Cannon listed the horses competing. The winner on the Auction Race was Robbie O’Donnell (Junior) Annagry East. The club wish to extend thanks to the management and staff of Sharkey’s Bar, the buyers and sellers of horses, all who placed bets on the night, sponsors and Charlie and Ciaran Cannon. The net profit on the night was €4,300. Míle buiochas do achan dhuine a chuidigh, agus Blian Úr faoi mhaise on fhochumann do ar muintir sa bhaile agus as shiubal as baile.100+ DRAWThe following people who won in the 100+ November Draw co-ordinated by Naomh Muire CLG were €500 Patrick McGinley jnr, Meenacreave. €200 Seamus Grant Anagaire. €100 each Marie McGarvey Loch an Iúir, Tony M Sharkey Bún na mBeann, John A O’Donnell Anagaire. €50 each Roseleen McGarvey Cnoc a’ Stolaire, Harry Harden Mín Doire na Slúa, Anne Marie Sweeney Loch an Iúir, John Rúa Croithslí, Lorraine Boyle Beal na Cruite, Aidan Hughes Mullachdubh, Therese Doherty Min Bannáid, Anne Boyle(Gillespie) Mullachdubh. Happy New Year to all our patrons and sellers, your contributions to our club are greatly appreciated.LOWER ROSSES MAYORFirst to declare his canditure in the forthcoming Mayoral Election sponsored by the Naomh Muire GAA Club is John Noel Sharkey Annagry West. We wish John Noel and the candidates yet to confirm entering the election the best of luck. LOTTOThere was no winner of the €2 jackpot in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto for December 26th . The numbers drawn were. matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on December 31st is €2. If you’re not in, you can’t win!CONTACTSFor inclusion in Annagry Community Notes send your message to ann[email protected] before 6 o’clock on Sunday evenings. DD LOCAL: JIMMY DUFFY’S ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: January 6th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Annagry newsJimmy Duffylast_img read more

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USD 1 million gold-plated car on display in Dubai

first_imgDubai, May 10 (PTI) A gold-plated customised car named Godzilla that is worth USD 1 million has been put up on display at an ongoing auto event here.Nissan R35 GT-R car, is being showcased by tuners and customisers of sports cars Kuhl Racing at Automechanika Dubai 2016.The car is a result of a cooperate endeavour between Artis, Kuhl Racing and master engraver Takahiko Izawa.The special gold paint sheen covers a 3.8 litre V6 twin turbo 545 hp engine, souped up with additional horsepower and additional torque.The car features enhanced aerodynamic features, a reinforced body and precision handling. Its engine is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at race car-like speeds.The sequential-shifting transaxle features separate wet clutches for the odd (1,3,5) and even (2,4,6) gears and pre-selects the next highest and next lowest gear for quick shifts.High performance differential oil, used in GT-R motorsports competition, is standard.For 2016, the Nissan GT-R defends its position as one of the most striking supercars in the market today – with the addition of new 20-spoke wheels. PTI CORR KJ ASK KJlast_img read more

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