OJ Simpson slams Donald Trump’ MAGA slogan, says USA was always great

first_imgLast Updated: 20th August, 2020 11:08 IST OJ Simpson Slams Donald Trump’ MAGA Slogan, Says USA Was Always Great During a recent Twitter video, Pro Football Hall of Famer OJ Simpson spoke about being bothered by President Trump’s Make American Great Again (MAGA) slogan. Written By First Published: 20th August, 2020 11:08 IST FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US OJ Simpson has previously spoken about Floyd’s death on his Twitter account. The five-time Pro Bowler stated that the incident has angered many people and what everyone is witnessing is a reaction of fear that nothing was going to be done about the murder. He recalled the 1992 riots in Los Angeles where police were filmed beating up black motorist Rodney King as he laid on the ground. White law enforcement officers like Derek Chavin will always continue to abuse black men until the US justice system takes some strict action, Simpson added. While the NFL icon understands that it takes time to investigate and arrest someone, he ‘guaranteed’ everyone that if Chauvin was black, he would have already been in jail. Simpson has spent nine years in jail after being convicted for armed robbery and kidnapping and was released in 2017. He currently lives in Las Vegas. Also read | Here’s how Joe Biden responded to Donald Trump mocking him for wearing a face-mask: US presidential elections(Image credit: AP) OJ Simpson took to Twitter this week to speak about politics ahead of the upcoming elections. The 73-year-old retired NFL player encouraged everyone watching to cast a vote, but also mentioned President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again (MAGA) slogan. The Pro Football Hall of Famer apparently saw one of his friends wear a MAGA hat, which he admitting to having a problem with. Also read | OJ Simpson claims Derek Chauvin’s arrest would have come sooner if races were reversedOJ Simpson says Donald Trump’s MAGA slogan bothers him Devika Pawar 2 weeks ago Donald Trump as Thanos in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ parody video goes viral; Watch WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TV 2 weeks ago Donald Trump feared Vince McMahon was ‘actually’ killed in 2007 fake limousine explosion 3 weeks ago Donald Trump administration is closely watching ‘terrible situation’ in Belarus WE RECOMMEND “It’s the ‘again’ that bothers me,” Simpson said in his one minute and 50 seconds long video. He went on to talk about Harry S Truman, who was the president when he was born. He listed more presidents like Barack Obama and Goerge Bush, confidently stating that the USA was great under all these presidents. “We were the No. 1 nation there is. All of these politicians today, they’re standing on the shoulders of the giants who ran this country before them,” added the 1973 NFL MVP. In his video, Simpson did not mention Trump by name. Also read | LeBron James and Lakers demand justice for Breonna Taylor, sport parody MAGA slogan hatsOJ Simpson on voting for Donald Trump during the 2016 US Presidential electionsAccording to a TMZ report, in 2018, Simpson was asked about voting for Trump in the 2016 election. Simpson had replied with a “probably not”, and added that there are only a few people he knew who he would vote to be president. “Some of my best, best besties I would not vote to be president.”Trump has been using his MAGA slogan for the last four years. After George Floyd’s tragic death on May 25, Trump told reporters that “MAGA loves the Black people.” However, he’s reportedly used MAGA since 2011. While talking about running for the elections back then, Trump spoke about having all his options open and wanting to make America great again. Also read | When Spurs last missed NBA playoffs, OJ Simpson was found guilty & Mike Tyson went bonkers 2 weeks ago Donald Trump says Oracle a good company, could take over TikTok in USlast_img read more

Inside the Dodgers blog: Dodgers activate Paco Rodriguez, are flush with left-handed relievers

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — One day after Scott Elbert gave the Dodgers two left-handed relievers, Paco Rodriguez made it a threesome. He was activated Saturday from the disabled list, where he’d been mired since August 4 with a strained left teres major muscle.Rodriguez has appeared in 13 games for the Dodgers this season, firing scoreless relief in 10 of those appearances. He’s 3-5 with two saves and a 2.52 ERA (20 ER/71.1 IP) in 100 career games.Read more, see the video at the full blog post. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

Sumner County Sheriff jail weekly report: April 4 – April 11, 2016

first_imgCuellar, Veronica C30Belle Plaine, KS1000 E 100th Ave N, Belle Plaine, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear4/10/16 Chappell, Charles V33Wellington, KS918 N Washington, Wellington, KSWellington PDDriving while license suspended4/10/16 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Sandell, Autumn E30Wellington, KS317 E Lincoln, WellingtonWellington PDDomestic Battery4/7/16 Blackwill, Joshua B29Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear, Failure to Appear, Theft, Theft, Criminal Damage to Property, Failure to Appear, Theft4/4/16 Oxford PD0 Barber Co0 KRGC0 Everhart, Larry D59Las Vegas, NVKeyes and Lincoln, Wellington, KSWellington PDDriving while license suspended4/5/16 Conway Springs PD0 Interiano, Arturo A31Arkansas City, KSCowley County Jail, Winfield, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear4/4/16 Black, Dustin L27Wellington, KS910 W 7th, Wellington, KSWellington PDProbation Violation4/5/16         Fisher, Kenneth P58Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence4/8/16 Schaaf, LuAnn J53Derby, KS400 N Oliver Rd, Belle Plaine, KSSumner CoDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs4/9/16 Schlecht, Joshua B31Wellington, KS120 E 9th, Wellington, KSSumner CoProbation Violation4/7/16 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for April 4 to April 11, 2016 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Caldwell PD0 Hernandez, Adolfo Jr31Wichita, KS1400 N K-42 Hwy, Milton, KSSumner CoDriving while license suspended, Operate vehicle without liability insurance4/6/16 Sanborn, Michael D32Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear4/7/16 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 4/4/2016 thru 4/11/2016  Wells, Thomas38Wellington, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence4/8/16center_img Sedgwick Co29 KHP0 Gilman, Savannah E18Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoProbation Violation4/8/16 Bail Bondsman1 Houlden, Trey J22Goddard, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear, Probation Violation4/4/16 Belle Plaine PD0 Carr, Matthew K32Derby, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoProbation Violation4/6/16 Freeman, Brett M33Clearwater, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoCriminal Deprivation of Property, Burglary, Theft, Theft4/7/16 Sumner Co15 Asbury, Joshua M23Wellington, KS100 block W 15th, Wellington, KSWellington PDViolation of Protection Order, Crimnal Damage to Property4/9/16 Wellington PD8 Mulvane PD0 Patterson, Scott L Jr22Wellington, KS703 S H, Wellington, KSWellington PDCriminal damage to property4/7/16 Bookings Lacey, Jeramy C35Argonia, KS346 N Eden Rd, Argonia, KSSumner CoCriminal Deprivation of Property4/8/16 Leyva-Sanchez, Jamie41Wellington, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence4/8/16 Total53 Clift, Kiley C18Wellington, KS703 S H, Wellington, KSWellington PDBattery4/6/16 Townsend, Ashley B30Augusta, KS9836 Santa Fe Lake Rd, Augusta, KSBail BondsmanFailure to Appear4/9/16 Owens, Christopher K31Burden, KS120 E 9th, Wellington, KSWellington PDProbation Violation4/7/16last_img read more

Patricia Dehmer guiding force behind Department of Energy science to retire

first_img Email Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! 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In 2007, she became deputy director to oversee BES and the office’s five other programs: advanced scientific computing research, biological and environmental research, fusion energy sciences, high energy physics, and nuclear physics. Over the next 9 years, Dehmer also served for a total of 3 years as acting director of the Office of Science when no director had been confirmed by the Senate, including a 32-month stretch before the Senate confirmed Cherry Murray as director this past December. Quiet and reserved, Dehmer projects extreme professionalism. But those who have worked with her say she’s approachable and has a dry sense of humor. “I found her very warm and human,” says Persis Drell, dean of engineering at Stanford, who was the director of SLAC from 2007 to 2011. “I always felt she supported me.”The United States’s single biggest funder of the physical sciences, the Office of Science builds and runs many of the nation’s large scientific user facilities. Under Dehmer it completed, started, or upgraded several: a $420 million x-ray laser (the world’s first) completed at SLAC in 2009; a $912 million x-ray synchrotron at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, completed in 2014; a $338 million upgrade to the electron accelerator at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia, to be completed next year; and a $730 million particle accelerator for nuclear physics at Michigan State University in East Lansing, to be completed in 2021. Dehmer also oversaw the construction of five nanoscience centers at DOE’s national labs.Dehmer has a deep understanding of the myriad factors involved in seeing a large project through, Madia says. “It’s way more than just having a good idea,” he says. “It’s a multifaceted analysis that she does in her head organically.” Dehmer keeps projects on track by holding people to high standards, he says. “One of her favorite expressions is the four-paw pounce,” he says. “Take her a weak idea and you’ll get the four-paw pounce.”The character of DOE research also reflects Dehmer’s touch. As associate director of BES she initiated a series of seminars called the Basic Research Needs workshops to identify the problems in basic science whose solutions would be key to pursuing DOE’s larger mission. From the reports these meetings produced sprung DOE’s Energy Frontier Research Centers, the 36 collaborative centers at labs and universities around the country that each focus on a particular basic science question. That approach is now being taken by other programs in the Office of Science, too. “Overall, as a style, I have tried to be bold in making program decisions without being reckless,” Dehmer says.Above all, Dehmer has strategic vision, says Stanford’s Drell. A prime example, she says, is SLAC’s x-ray laser, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), which uses the lab’s famous electron accelerator to generate the laser beam. It was conceived as a $90 million project just to demonstrate the technique. But with SLAC’s traditional program in high-energy physics winding down, Dehmer decided to take chance on building a whole new type of x-ray facility for materials science, structural biology, and other fields. “She saw the long-term future when the lab didn’t see it for itself,” Drell says. LCLS has been so successful that it is already undergoing a $965 million expansion.Favored children?Some researchers have complained that Dehmer favors some programs over others. For instance, “She wasn’t shy about saying fusion was her lowest priority,” Cogliani says. However, he and others say Dehmer based those preferences on performance of the programs themselves. “To the extent that Pat has favorite children it tends to be the children who perform well,” says Thom Mason, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. “If you struggle you’re going to get a pretty hard scrub with a wire brush before you get a second chance.”Self-discipline wins over Dehmer, too, Cogliani says. A few years ago DOE’s high energy physics program was fragmented, as physicists at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois, hoped to build a new neutrino experiment that many physicists said wasn’t big enough to do exciting work. Meanwhile, other physicists wanted to push to build an even more expensive international particle smasher. But in 2014, high energy physicists pulled together to write a strategic plan that makes the neutrino experiment the center piece for the future of U.S. particle physics, but internationalizes it to make it bigger. With a solid plan in place, Dehmer “is now our biggest supporter,” says Cogliani, who represents Fermilab in Washington, D.C.Dehmer has also played a role in quietly improving workforce diversity at the Office of Science. For example, two of the six associate directors for the research programs are women—Harriet Kung in BES and Sharlene Weatherwax in the biological and environmental research program. “I believe that a diverse workforce is more robust, more creative, and more welcoming to the community of scientists that we serve,” Dehmer says. “And so do my colleagues.”But now, Dehmer says, it’s time to move on, as staying would mean making a long-term commitment to the next administration. “There are other things I’d like to do,” she says. “There has to be a life beyond DOE.” She didn’t share any explicit plans, however and acknowledged that “work has been my hobby for the last 45 years.”Taking over for her will be Steve Binkley, currently associate director for advanced scientific computing research, who has a long record at DOE. “He has a broad view across all of the programs,” Mason says, “which will be very beneficial because there will be less of a learning curve going into the job.” It’s not often that the retirement of a federal bureaucrat meets with an effusion of regret that she’s leaving and praise for her soon-to-be-missed talents. But by many accounts Patricia Dehmer is no ordinary bureaucrat. So when Dehmer, 71, announced last week that she would step down on 10 November after 9 years as deputy director for science programs in the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) $5.35 billion Office of Science in Washington, D.C., many observers were eager to sing her praises and lament her coming departure.“It’s an enormous loss, not just for Department of Energy, but for the whole scientific community,” says William Madia, vice president at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, for DOE’s neighboring SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, which the university manages. “The question I’ve been getting is, ‘Oh my god, what do we do now?’” Leland Cogliani, a consultant with Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, in Washington, D.C., who served on the staff of the Senate appropriations committee from 2010 to 2014, says Dehmer “was one of the best. … It’s rare when somebody of her level leaves and it causes such a reaction across the research community.”last_img read more