Lori Loughlin is getting her passport back now that she has completed the prison-term portion of her sentence in the college admissions scandal.
Lori Loughlin is getting her passport back now that she has completed the prison-term portion of her sentence in the college admissions scandal.
After a roadblock in their $15-an-hour plan, Senate Democrats are considering higher taxes on corporations that pay low wages.
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Dallas-based financial advisory team, led by Ryan Maynard joins RIA, Vaquero Private Wealth, in a merger of two former Merrill Lynch teams.
United Airlines will pay more than $49 million to avoid criminal prosecution and settle civil charges of defrauding the U.S. Postal Service in the delivery of international mail. The Justice Department said Friday that former employees of United’s cargo division falsified parcel delivery information between 2012 and 2015. Prosecutors said that as a result, United collected millions of dollars in payments that it should not have received.
WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approved an operation to kill or capture a U.S.-based journalist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday that could escalate pressure on the Biden administration to hold the kingdom accountable for a murder that drew bipartisan and international outrage. The central conclusion of the report was widely expected given that intelligence officials were said to have reached it soon after the brutal Oct. 2, 2018, murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s authoritarian consolidation of power. Still, since the finding had not been officially released until now, the public assignment of responsibility amounted to an extraordinary rebuke of the ambitious 35-year-old crown prince and was likely to set the tone for the new administration's relationship with a country President Joe Biden has criticized but which the White House also regards in some contexts as a strategic partner. Eric Tucker And Aamer Madhani, The Associated Press
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via FBI/GettyAn aspiring actor from Texas, who said he was almost “gassed to death like… a Jew” during the Capitol insurrection, has been charged with using a crutch to bash a cop in the Jan. 6 riot.Luke Coffee, a 41-year-old from Dallas, has been charged with a slew of crimes, including assault of a federal law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. In a newly unsealed criminal complaint, prosecutors said Coffee is seen in photos and videos using a crutch to assault D.C. Police officers who were trying to protect the Capitol.Before gaining notoriety for storming the Capitol, Coffee worked in post production on two primetime television shows, including Everwood, according to his IMDB page. Returning to Dallas in 2010 after stints in Hollywood and Cape Town, Coffee established a production house under the umbrella of a company owned by his mentor, director Rocky Powell, according to his website. He has directed a documentary, a TV pilot, and continued acting, with appearances in NBC’s Friday Night Lights and Las Vegas.But his social media shows his affinity for former President Donald Trump and his belief in conspiracy theories, including QAnon and how hydroxychloroquine can cure COVID-19. The day before the riots, Coffee said in one Youtube video, “All hell is going to break loose tomorrow” before mentioning former Trump strategist Steve Bannon. “Cue the storm baby Q storm,” he added.According to Dallas news site Central Track, Coffee also documented his trip to the Capitol. The morning of the riots, Coffee—who prosecutors say was wearing a brown cowboy hat, camouflage jacket, and a blue bandana—posted a photo alongside another rioter. Behind them, hundreds of rioters with MAGA flags can be seen.“Historic Day for ‘Merica!!” Coffee captioned the photo on Facebook.The complaint states that during the riots, Coffee is seen in videos on the steps of the Capitol near the Lower Terrace tunnel entrance way. He is seen turning toward the sea of rioters trying to breach the building and making “several statements,” though it’s not clear what he said. Criminal Complaint The group of rioters at the Lower Entrance tunnel, which included Coffee, violently attacked officers with blunt objects and threw items at officers, the complaint says. One D.C. cop was “violently dragged down the Lower Terrace steps by protesters.”Coffee was seen holding a crutch over his head before lowering it toward his waist and rushing into the line of D.C. and Capitol Police officers, the complaint says.Bodycam footage shows that, after Coffee was forced back, he charged at the officers again, using the crutch “as a blunt object weapon by positioning the crutch directly toward the officer’s upper chest/head area.” It took about two D.C. officers to hold Coffee and his makeshift weapon back.Prosecutors add that video footage shows the crutch being passed around to several insurrections who all used it to attack officers.The FBI were tipped off to Coffee from several witnesses, including a “college classmate who happens to be a Special Agent,” the complaint says. One witness, who said they met Coffee in mid-2020, said they recognized him because he was wearing “attire that stood out.” The witness also added that Coffee featured in a YouTube video last October in which he “discussed several conspiracy theories.”During a Jan. 13 interview with federal authorities, Coffee admitted that he drove to D.C. from Dallas in a truck and was at the Capitol on Jan. 6. While he acknowledged that he “held up a crutch over his head” outside the building, “Coffee stated he did not engage in any type of physical confrontations with the police while at the Capitol Building,” the complaint says. Criminal Complaint After the riots, Coffee appeared in several YouTube videos where he continued his rants about other conspiracy theories, including questioning the validity of the moon landing, and dabbling in Flat Earth and reptilian beliefs. In a since-deleted Facebook video, he admitted to pushing police with the crutch.“Those cops I fought, uh, I was pushing against, I grabbed a crutch. And I went in and pushed against the line. I pushed all against the line and was, like, trying to drive them back, and God gave me some supernatural energy, and they sprayed in my eyes,” Coffee said in the Facebook video, according to Central Track.Describing the violence as an “antifa false flag attack,” Coffee added that he was “ready to die” with “patriots” exercising their right of freedom of speech.“I was ready to die last night. We thought we were, we were totally gassed. And I literally thought I was getting gassed to death like I was in Nazi Germany, a Jew getting gassed to death. Okay,” he said. Luke Coffee featured in one of the FBI’s Most Wanted posters following the riot. FBI Daniel Caldwell, a 50-year-old from Texas, was also charged Friday with assaulting and “spraying a mist at police officers” who were attempting to protect the Capitol steps on Jan. 6. Caldwell, who is seen in photos and videos in a camouflage outfit and a hoodie that said “Guns SAVE Lives,” was interviewed at a D.C. hotel after the riot. He admitted to being at the Capitol when a fight broke out and a “female was hit in the neck,” he said, according to a complaint.“According to Caldwell, the fight then started and then ‘they took their guys’ and then someone took her (referring to the female who was hit) and took off,” the complaint says. “Caldwell said that individuals stayed in the area and police were spraying mace towards him. Caldwell said he told them if they continued, he would return spray.” Caldwell then said in the interview that “once the officers sprayed him” he retaliated and sprayed about 15 cops. “Caldwell stated that officers then shot him with a big cannon with rubber bullets,” the complaint adds. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Patacharkuchi constituency is located in Assam's Barpeta district. It falls under the Barpeta Lok Sabha constituency. In the 2016 Assembly election, the constituency had a total of 129,785 registered voters
Seventeen former British gymnasts, including three Olympians, have notified British Gymnastics of their intention to take legal action.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, plan to join President Biden during the president's trip to Houston on Friday.
The Portsmouth-based ship has been tasked with keeping watch on the Kilo-class diesel powered attack submarine RFS Rostov Na Donu.
As of right now, he’s running against Wright’s widow, Susan Wright, who hopes to fill the seat.
The Sriperumbudur Assembly constituency will vote along with 233 other constituencies on 6 April while counting of votes will take place on 2 May
Jim Thor Jim Thor, Rush Enterprises Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jody Pollard Jody Pollard, Rush Enterprises Senior Vice President of Truck Sales and Aftermarket Sales SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rush Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: RUSHA and RUSHB), which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced today that Senior Vice President of Truck Sales Jim Thor will retire on March 12, 2021. Thor has been a pivotal part of the development of Rush Enterprises’ vehicle sales and marketing departments since he joined the company in 2004. Thor’s oversight includes heavy-duty, medium-duty, light-duty and used truck sales, as well as bus and the company’s crane, refuse and towing sales divisions, along with the company’s marketing and communications functions. When Thor joined the organization, the company operated heavy-duty Peterbilt truck dealerships across the southern United States with a limited number of medium-duty franchises operating from those dealerships. Today, Rush Enterprises represents the industry’s leading manufacturers including Peterbilt, Navistar, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, IC Bus and Blue Bird. Under Thor’s leadership, the company’s vehicle sales grew from 9,856 trucks in 2004 to 30,513 trucks and buses in 2020. Additionally, Thor was instrumental in creating dedicated sales specialists across the country, as well as adding a National Fleet sales organization to provide expertise and counsel to a wide range of market niches and customers. He was a proponent of training and development for members of the sales organization, implementing an expansive sales training curriculum with dedicated trainers. He helped establish the company’s expertise in alternate fuel truck sales, expanding that to include assistance with grant and incentive funding. Thor was also an advocate and helped establish one of the first marketing and communications functions within a commercial vehicle dealership organization and continued to provide leadership and resources to support this function under his oversight. Prior to joining Rush Enterprises, Thor served for 14 years in various executive positions with Peterbilt Motors Company. In 1996, Thor was promoted to Director of U.S. Regional Sales of Peterbilt, prior to which he served as Regional Sales Manager and District Sales Manager. He began his career in sales with ZF, a technology supplier to the automotive and commercial vehicle industries. “Jim is a primary reason we now have the strongest truck sales and marketing team in the industry,” said W.M. “Rusty” Rush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Rush Enterprises, Inc. “With Jim’s leadership, we have significantly grown in all areas of truck sales. Over the course of his career with us, he has cultivated strong relationships with our vehicle OEMs and component suppliers, but more importantly has built lasting relationships and friendships with many of our customers. Jim is as knowledgeable about the industry as anyone I know, and I’m grateful for what he has taught our entire Sales division through the years. I wish him all the best as he begins this new chapter,” said Rush. Jody Pollard has been named Senior Vice President of Truck Sales and Aftermarket Sales reporting to Michael McRoberts, Chief Operating Officer. He served as the company’s Senior Vice President of Operations from 2017-2021, and Regional General Manager of the company’s North Texas and Oklahoma Region for six years prior to that. He has also served in a variety of other management roles including Body Shop Manager, Service Manager, Regional Aftermarket Sales Manager, Regional Service Manager and General Manager, supervising more than 19 different Rush Truck Center locations from 1999 to 2017. “Jody’s diverse and extensive experience within Rush Enterprises puts him in a unique position to take on these new responsibilities and help differentiate us from our competition by selling our entire network and suite of offerings,” added Rush. About Rush Enterprises, Inc.Rush Enterprises, Inc. is the premier solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry. The Company owns and operates Rush Truck Centers, the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in the United States, with more than 100 dealership locations in 22 states. These vehicle centers, strategically located in high traffic areas on or near major highways throughout the United States, represent truck and bus manufacturers, including Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, Mitsubishi, IC Bus and Blue Bird. They offer an integrated approach to meeting customer needs — from sales of new and used vehicles to aftermarket parts, service and body shop operations plus financing, insurance, leasing and rental. Rush Enterprises' operations also provide CNG fuel systems, telematics products and other vehicle technologies, as well as vehicle up-fitting, chrome accessories and tires. For more information, please visit us at www.rushtruckcenters.com, www.rushenterprises.com and www.rushtruckcentersracing.com, on Twitter @rushtruckcenter and Facebook.com/rushtruckcenters. 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Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities of AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NYSE: UAVS) between September 3, 2019 and February 18, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period"). The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for AgEagle investors under the federal securities laws.
RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against iRhythm Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRTC) (“iRhythm”) on behalf of those who purchased or acquired iRhythm common stock between August 4, 2020 and January 28, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Deadline Reminder: Investors who purchased or acquired iRhythm common stock during the Class Period may, no later than April 2, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class. For additional information or to learn how to participate in this litigation please contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP: James Maro, Esq. (484) 270-1453 or Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484) 270-1435; toll free at (844) 887-9500; via e-mail at email@example.com; or click https://www.ktmc.com/irhythm-technologies-inc-securities-class-action?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=irhythm According to the complaint, iRhythm is a digital healthcare company that offers a portfolio of ambulatory cardiac monitoring services on its platform called the Zio service. iRhythm receives revenue for its Zio service primarily from third-party payors, which includes commercial payors and government agencies, such as the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”). On August 3, 2020, the CMS issued its Calendar Year 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, which would update payment policies, payment rates, and other provisions for services to be furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on or after January 1, 2021. The Class Period begins on August 4, 2020, when iRhythm held a conference call with analysts to discuss the CMS proposed rule. During this call, Kevin M. King (“King”), then President and CEO of iRhythm, discussed at length how iRhythm “worked hand-in-hand with the various governing bodies . . . in drafting and constructing” the language used in the CMS’s proposed rule, and that iRhythm was “well aware and well informed” of the proposed CMS rules. King praised the impact the proposed rule would have on iRhythm’s business and revenues, stating that “[i]f we were to apply the new codes and proposed rates, our 2019 revenues would increase slightly,” and that “our total business will be up slightly overall.” However, the truth began to be revealed on December 1, 2020, when the CMS issued its final rule, which finalized the codes as anticipated, but did not finalize national pricing for certain products and services offered by iRhythm. On December 2, 2020, iRhythm’s common stock opened at $183.00 per share, down from the December 1, 2020 close of $240.64. Then on January 29, 2021, Medicare Administrative Contractor, Novitas Solutions, published actual reimbursement rates under the CMS’s 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. A Baird analyst commented that these rates were “way lower than” the former codes, citing one example where iRhythm was previously reimbursed around $311, but was now receiving just $42.68. Following this news, the price of iRhythm’s common stock closed at $168.42 on January 29, 2021, down approximately 33% from its January 28, 2021 close of $251.00. The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, the defendants misrepresented and/or failed to disclose to investors that: (1) iRhythm’s business would suffer as a result of the CMS’s rulemaking; (2) reimbursement rates would in fact plummet; (3) a lack of national pricing in the CMS rule and fee schedule would cause uncertainty and weakness in iRhythm’s business; and (4) as a result of the foregoing, the defendants’ public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. iRhythm investors may, no later than April 2, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class through Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP or other counsel, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of all class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed as a lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member’s claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision of whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP prosecutes class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country involving securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of state and federal law. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world. The firm represents investors, consumers and whistleblowers (private citizens who report fraudulent practices against the government and share in the recovery of government dollars). The complaint in this action was not filed by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP. For more information about Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP please visit www.ktmc.com. CONTACT: Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLPJames Maro, Jr., Esq.Adrienne Bell, Esq.280 King of Prussia RoadRadnor, PA 19087(844) 887-9500 (toll free)(610) firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn McNeill joined the Highway Patrol in 1993 and has led it since 2017. He pushed for raises and increased diversity among state troopers.
Since President Joe Biden took office, Democrats have been focused on one key priority: providing more coronavirus relief. Specifically, they've been working to pass a $1.9 trillion bill that includes $1,400 stimulus checks, money for vaccines, expanded unemployment benefits, and a $15 minimum wage, among other things. On Friday, Biden's COVID aid efforts are taking a big step forward.
In early January, when COVID-19 numbers were climbing again, and Ontario had just hunkered down in another stay-at-home order, Melissa Bishop-Nriagu, husband Osi and their daughter Corinne, moved from Windsor, Ont., to Victoria. With her Olympic participation on the line, the west coast city offered fairer weather for training and fewer COVID-19 restrictions. Still, the world 800-metre silver medallist faces an uphill battle in securing a spot on the Tokyo Olympic team. Bishop-Nriagu, who was fourth at the 2016 Rio Olympics, should be among Canada's top medal hopes on the track in Tokyo — if she can just get there. "It is (brutal)," said Bishop-Nriagu. "And even more brutal given the pandemic. . . Bottom line: I need races. And I need them to be fast." Track and field isn't the only sport scrambling to qualify amid Canada's COVID-19 protocols. Canada promised to send perhaps the strongest men's basketball team to Tokyo last year, when the Olympics were originally supposed to take place. Now, the compacted NBA season conflicts with the Olympic qualifying tournament in June in Victoria. Canada's boxing team is in quarantine less than three months from a qualifying event in Argentina after a team member tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week. Athletics Canada had hoped to send a team of 60-plus athletes to Tokyo, but just 24 have achieved qualifying standards, largely due to the inability to compete. Before the pandemic, World Athletics had implemented new qualifying rules that require athletes to either achieve one very difficult standard — a fast time, a long throw, etc. — to earn an automatic berth, or be ranked in the top 48 in a complicated points system calculated over an athlete's five best major competitions. The automatic entry standard for the 32-year-old Bishop-Nriagu is one minute 59.50 seconds. She has the Canadian record of 1:57.01, but with the 2020 season virtually wiped out by the pandemic, her fastest time is the 2:00.98 she ran indoors in Boston last February. "The easiest route is just run the standard and get it over with," Bishop-Nriagu said. "But it's not easy given our travel circumstances." Because of Canada's international travel protocols, leaving the country to race means two weeks in quarantine upon return. "It's for the betterment of everybody's health that we have these measures in place, but it just makes it difficult to (qualify)," said Bishop-Nriagu, who started planning the temporary move to Victoria back in October. The Olympic trials June 24-27 in Montreal are both a chance to run that standard or accumulate ranking points to climb into the top 48. "Nationals is actually in the best interest for anybody on the line of making standard, because you go could there and win and get enough points to be ranked in the top 48 and you're on your plane to Tokyo," she said. Reigning Olympic high jump champion Derek Drouin faces an even tougher road than Bishop-Nriagu. Hammered by injuries the past couple of seasons, Drouin is unranked, and since he lives in Toronto can't travel to international meets. In the meantime, Athletics Canada is lobbying for an edit to the stringent qualifying rules to allow for a more even playing field in Tokyo. "It's just so unfair for Canadians at the moment, it's terrible," said Simon Nathan, Athletics Canada's high performance director. "The worry is: if I don't travel, then I can't qualify. If I do travel, there are places that are more risky (for the pandemic) than Canada. And then I come home and have to sit on my bum, literally not allowed to do anything for two weeks while my rivals are still training, they're still competing. "So it's stress coming from every direction." Nathan said between half and two thirds of national team athletes are based in Canada. Athletics Canada recently removed the stipulation that every athlete must compete at the trials, thus runners Andre De Grasse, Moh Ahmed, Gabriela DeBues-Stafford and others training abroad need not cross the border to race here. Nathan noted that Canada's men's 4x100 relay team that won bronze in Rio hasn't qualified. They could qualify at the World Relays in Poland in early May, but it's tough to bring sprinters together from training bases in Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean. The deadline to register an athlete in any sport for the Tokyo Olympics is July 5, which is less than five months away. And the pandemic is severely impeding international and domestic competitions that ultimately determine the expected 400 to 40 athletes representing Canada in Tokyo. "We're going to see a lot of last-minute qualification around Tokyo," Canadian Olympic Committee chief sport officer Eric Myles said. "There will be hard stories, heartbreaking stories for sure. There are so many moving parts. We are trying as much as possible to prevent unfairness issues, but it's not simple. The virus is not making it simple." Canada as a country has gained 99 event entries into Tokyo, which represents 239 athletes, according to Myles. Of Canada's 35 national summer sport organizations, 28 are still in the process of choosing their Olympic athletes. "The challenges are massive," said Own The Podium summer sport director Mark Hahto. "It stems primarily from the cancellations, the uncertainties, the postponements of so many events on the summer calendar." Entry into other countries for events, what the pandemic situation is there, Canada's quarantine requirements, how to physically be ready for a qualifying event that keeps getting rescheduled while also peaking for Tokyo are just a few of the plates athletes, their coaches and their federations are juggling. "The emotional weight on the athletes, the staff and the people they work closely with is not insignificant," Myles said. Canada is expected to be strong in the new women's sport of sprint canoe, for example, but still has to qualify a C-2 boat. A continental qualifier in Brazil in April is the chance to do so if it doesn't get cancelled. Canoe Kayak Canada has to determine whether it's safe for athletes to travel there, and how to combat a decline in conditioning over a two-week quarantine when they come back. Canada's Paralympic athletes face an extra layer of complexity. In order to compete against other athletes with similar in abilities in Tokyo, they need to be classified before the Games. "Because of all the cancellations, we have so many athletes that are unclassified so they're not going to be able to compete," Hahto said. "Some of them are podium athletes, so they will not be able to compete at the Paralympic Games unless we can get them to a classification event, which in most instances are linked to a World Cup or something of that nature, or some type of qualifying." "I don't want to say it's chaos because that's probably a little bit too dramatic, but it's dire." Previous Olympic medallists, world champions and other proven international performers could expect to be hand-picked to Canada's 2021 team should the qualification process go completely sideways. Swimming Canada recently named six swimmers, including freestyle champion Penny Oleksiak and world championship backstroker Kylie Masse, to the Olympic team. The rest of the swim team will be determined at trials postponed from April to May, and a June qualifier. In the case of track and field athletes such as Bishop-Nriagu and Drouin, Athletics Canada is bound by World Athletics rules. "We can only pick people who are qualified within the system, we can't go beyond that," Nathan said. "We'll send as many as we can. If there's no flexibility, if they don't change the system, and the borders remain closed in Canada, then I think we'll have a smaller team than we would have had." There are track and field meets happening in the U.S., Australia and other countries, while Canada is hamstrung from hosting anything at the moment. Nathan noted Toronto has an excellent indoor facility at York University — but only 10 people are permitted indoors at a time, including athletes, coaches and officials. "And people make a huge sacrifice to get to the Games, they park all sorts of things, they park their life, having families, their education, their careers to make this go. And because the Games were postponed, they had to stretch that for another year," Nathan said. "Then to go through all of that, and be in this quandary of: I can't even get to enough competitions because of things outside of my control, and I can see other people doing stuff that I just literally can't do . . . it is very, very hard. It's also athletes not yet in the prime of their careers, for whom a first Olympic Games is valuable experience for a second, that risk falling through the cracks if they don't get a fair chance to prove themselves. "If we don't get some of those NextGen athletes, those new athletes that are really emerging that are on the bubble, and they actually miss their opportunity to get their feet wet in their first Olympic Games, which we know has a huge impact just looking at the data, it is really critical," Hahto said. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 26, 2021. Lori Ewing and Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press
FREDERICTON — A committee at Fredericton City Hall has come up with new terms for what's expected from the city's poet laureate. The role has been in question for some time after some councillors felt poems read by the former poet laureate on such issues as Black Lives Matter movement and abortion rights were too political. Jenna Lyn Albert's two-year term as poet laureate ended in January, and a replacement is expected to be chosen in the coming months. Henri Mallet, chair of the livable communities committee, says he didn't have an issue with Albert's approach, because poems can be provocative and make you think. He says under the new terms, the poet laureate will be expected to write six original poems and read them at council, to be engaged in the community and to create a legacy project. Mallet says the new terms still have to be ratified by city council. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 26, 2021. The Canadian Press
The strikes seem aimed at showing such adversaries as Iran, Syria and Russia that the U.S. intends to remain engaged in the region. Just as important, said retired Army Maj. Gen. Mark Quantock, who oversaw intelligence for U.S. Central Command, the American response showed resolve to allies.