He did explore some of the deeper causes of racial disparities in the world’s richest country, saying that more would be put into healthcare and the ability to raise business capital in minority communities.Later, in an interview with the generally friendly Fox News network, he described the “horror” of watching Floyd’s death on cellphone footage shot by a witness.But critics say he is incapable of embracing broader public fears, pointing to the contrast between shows of empathy from previous presidents during crises and Trump’s instinct for fighting and insulting foes, even in the midst of calamity.”For weeks we’ve seen President Trump run away from a meaningful conversation on systemic racism and police brutality. Instead, he’s further divided our country,” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday.”Today’s trip to Texas won’t change any of that. President Trump is more interested in photo ops than offering a healing voice as our nation mourns.”Despite his poll numbers being underwater five months ahead of election day, Trump is betting that he needn’t change tack.His base has remained loyal throughout the extraordinary turmoil, and he has made clear his priority is getting back on the campaign trail.Immediately after his remarks in Dallas, the president heads to his first campaign fundraiser since the COVID-19 lockdown began — a $580,600 per couple event. Then he flies to his golf course resort in New Jersey for the weekend, another post-COVID first.On June 19 he will restart his mothballed series of rallies — raucous, often two-hour love fests between Trump the entertainer-in-chief and thousands of his most loyal supporters — with an event in Oklahoma. “We have to work together to confront bigotry and prejudice wherever they appear, but we will make no progress and heal no wounds by falsely labeling tens of millions of decent Americans as racist or bigots,” Trump said.The Republican has struggled to find the right tone to address the explosion of protests over the last two weeks in the wake of the death of an unarmed African-American man, George Floyd, as he was arrested in Minneapolis.That crisis, coupled with the economic devastation of the COVID-19 shutdown — and the fact that the pandemic continues to kill up to 1,000 people a day — has left the country crying out for healing.Trump, whose political style is built largely on fierce division and exciting his right-wing base, faced pressure to encourage unity in Dallas. Magnet for controversy Some Americans may want calm after months of rancor, but that’s one thing the former reality TV star is not giving.Even the choice of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for his resumption of rallies generated controversy.June 19 is known as “Juneteenth,” the day marking the end of slavery in the United States. Tulsa, however, is notorious as the site of a 1921 massacre of African-Americans.As he left for Dallas, Trump lambasted Democratic leaders of Washington state, where he said “domestic terrorists” had taken over Seattle, referring to protesters.He also doubled down on his latest culture wars battle, insisting again he will refuse demands to change the names of US military bases honoring leaders of the slave-owning, rebel South during the Civil War.Back in Washington, there were new tensions between the White House and the military when the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, General Mark Milley, apologized for appearing alongside Trump during a controversial walk to a church on June 1, minutes after police violently dispersed protesters.”I should not have been there,” Milley said in his unexpected comments. Hitting the trail The choice of Texas for Thursday’s trip was notable because the state — Republican for decades — is turning in to a battleground. Trump won narrowly in 2016 and a Quinnipiac poll last week put him only one percentage point ahead of Biden.In 2016, polls and politics watchers in general got it wrong about Trump, who ran a chaotic campaign against the ultra-professional Hillary Clinton yet still scored a famous electoral college win.This has left many election watchers gun-shy. Even so, current polls make grim reading for the Republican.The FiveThirtyEight average shows Trump’s approval rating at just 41 percent, having taken a big hit from his handling of the COVID-19 and racism crises.The RealClearPolitics average for a presidential election match-up puts Biden at 49.8 to Trump’s 41.7.Worse for Trump — given his hope of repeating his electoral college win, even if losing the overall popular vote — Biden leads in almost every swing state. Topics : US President Donald Trump on Thursday rebooted his flagging reelection campaign with a speech starkly rejecting nationwide protesters’ claims of police racism, saying only a “few bad apples” are to blame.Far from reaching out to demonstrators’ searing anger, he offered only a vague proposal to “encourage” officers to meet “the most current professional standards for the use of force.””You always have a bad apple, no matter where you go,” said Trump, who is making law and order a new keystone of his bid to win a second term on November 3. “There aren’t too many of them in the police department.”
Aurora, IN—Dearborn County Recycling Center hosts its 8th annual ReProm this spring. Over 1,000 dresses are available. All are contemporary and are either new (with tags) or like-new.Participants are asked to bring a formal dress, in clean and in good condition, to exchange for a new or once-worn dress. Dresses must be contemporary in order to qualify for the exchange. Those without dresses to exchange are welcomed to make a cash or check donation instead.The formal dress exchange is not a need-based program. It is open to everyone and is based on the principle that buying something to wear one time is extremely wasteful. The program saves money and reduces waste by reusing items that otherwise would only be used once. The program is not exclusively for Dearborn County residents. It is open to everyone.The ReProm shop is located at the Dearborn County Recycling Center and is open every Wednesday from 3 pm-6 pm. This year it will also be open March 4-28 on Wednesdays from 3 pm-8 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-3 pm.Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District is located at 10700 Prospect Lane in Aurora.
August 1, 2020 The Islanders beat Florida for the fifth straight time, dating to the 2018-19 regular season, and continued keeping the high-scoring Panthers in check.“We did it the right way,” Beauvillier said. “A really quick pace. It was a tough game out there. The whole team was ready for it.”Florida finished this coronavirus pandemic-shortened season ranked fourth in the NHL in averaging 3.3 goals per game, but has now managed just five goals in four games against the Islanders.Aleksander Barkov, who assisted on Huberdeau’s goal, said the Panthers lacked second-chance opportunities. “We were kind of like one and done,” Barkov said. “That’s how (the Islanders) are going to play, and we just need to figure out how to create more chances.” NOTES: Panthers’ Joel Quenneville coached his 216th career playoff game, which ranks second on the all-time list. His 118 wins ranks third on the list, and remains five short of matching former Islanders coach Al Arbour, who ranks second. … This is the second playoff meeting after the Islanders eliminated the Panthers in six games of a first-round series in 2016. Florida has four players left on its roster from that series, Huberdeau, Matheson, Aleksander Barkov and Aaron Ekblad, while the Isles have 10. … The Islanders got the benefit of celebrating Pageau’s goal to the familiar home-arena sound of The Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.” UP NEXTGame 2 Tuesday at noon EDT.___For more AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Varlamov stops 27 shots, Isles beat Panthers 2-1 in Game 1 “The best way to respond after a hit or whatever is a goal on the power play,” Trotz said.Islanders trade deadline addition Jean-Gabriel Pageau opened the scoring re-directing in Derick Brassard’s centering pass 12 minutes into the game. Jonathan Huberdeau scored 23 seconds into the third period for Florida’s lone goal. The Islanders entered the NHL’s 24-team expanded playoff as the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed, while the Panthers are 10th.Florida’s Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots in his first start since Feb. 29. Bobrovsky missed the Panthers’ final four games due to injury before the NHL season was paused on March 12. The Panthers managed just four shots after Huberdeau scored. And their most sustained pressure occurred midway through the second period, when they controlled the play in the New York zone for about a minute.The Islanders finally cleared the zone after defenseman Ryan Pulock blocked a shot, forcing a turnover.The Panthers are suddenly in a familiar hole in their bid to win just the franchise’s second playoff series, and first since reaching the 1996 Stanley Cup Final, which Florida lost in four games to Colorado.The Panthers have not advanced beyond the first round in each of their past five playoff appearances since.Varlamov shook off a late-season slump in which he went 0-2-2 and allowed 18 goals in five appearances, and earned his 14th career playoff win, and first since with Colorado in 2014. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTORONTO (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots and the New York Islanders opened their best-of-five playoff series with a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in the NHL’s return following a 4 1/2-month break.Anthony Beauvillier scored the decisive goal on a power play at 3:39 of the second period. The goal was scored a little over a minute after Florida’s Mike Matheson was penalized for a hit to the head on defenseman Johnny Boychuk, who did not return.Coach Barry Trotz didn’t have an update on Boychuk following the game, but was pleased in how the Islanders not only stayed disciplined immediately following the hit, but also capitalized on the penalty. Boychuk was hurt while crossing the Florida blue line after dumping the puck into the zone, when Matheson lowered his shoulder and caught the Islanders player directly in the head.Boychuk lay face down on the ice before slowly getting up and headed directly to the locker room.An officials’ review led to Matheson being issued a minor penalty for an illegal check. The Islanders capitalized on the ensuing power play with Beauvillier one-timing in Devon Toews’ pass into the right circle.Huberdeau scored on an odd-man rush, in which he was allowed to cut in alone from the left wing and slip a shot under Varlamov. Associated Press
SAZKA confident of European comeback as assets weather COVID-19 storm June 12, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share OPAP delivers on Athens children’s hospital CSR projects July 6, 2020 Related Articles Share PBS launches virtual sports solution for SSBTs July 7, 2020 Omni-channel sports betting solutions provider Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has teamed up with OPAP to roll out its new sports betting digital platform, Quantum.Under the terms of the agreement, OPAP will become the first operator to gain access to the Quantum platform. It strengthens the existing partnership between PBS and OPAP after the two agreed to integrate the PBS retail sports betting platform across OPAP’s Greek retail estate in 2017.Commenting on the new partnership between PBS and OPAP, Playtech BGT Sports CEO Armin Sageder said: “OPAP is one of the most renowned gaming companies internationally and we’re thrilled to be debuting our state-of-the-art multi-channel sportsbook with them.“The result of over two years of development, we have no doubt that QUANTUM Digital will prove to be a growth driver for OPAP throughout 2020 and beyond. We look forward to a continued successful relationship together for many years to come.”PBS’ Quantum will deliver an omnichannel betting operation, allowing customers to access every retail and online bet entry point simultaneously from one centralised source.Damian Cope, CEO of OPAP, added: “The introduction of the PBS platform, across all of our retail betting outlets in Greece, has been a critical element in the improvement and growth of OPAP’s retail sports betting performance.“We are therefore pleased to be expanding our partnership with the adoption of the QUANTUM digital platform, which will provide OPAP with a number of exciting new opportunities. We look forward to continuing our productive relationship with PBS in the future.”
It wasn’t unexpected, but Hurricanes rookie forward Andrei Svechnikov has been officially ruled out for Game 4 against the Capitals on Thursday.The rookie was knocked unconscious by Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin in the first period of Carolina’s 5-0 win on Monday and placed in concussion protocol. Svechnikov went to the hospital after the fight; his status for the remainder of the series and postseason is unknown. Svechnikov this morning. @NBCSCapitals @NHLCanes #CapsCanes pic.twitter.com/ilMT0AEW4o— steve farrell (@capsbigbossman) April 18, 2019MORE: Full breakdown of NHL playoffsWhile coach Rod Brind’Amour didn’t provide much insight as to the health of Svechnikov, the 19-year-old winger did skate on Thursday for the first time. He was seen sporting a cage and a black eye.Andrei Svechnikov skating this morning @NHLCanes pic.twitter.com/GHGN7dCInB— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) April 18, 2019Carolina will try to tie up its series with Washington without one of its top goal scorers: Svechnikov netted 20 goals for fourth-best on the Canes during the regular season. In two-plus games against the Capitals, he has netted three points (two goals, assist) and was tied for the team lead in goals.