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What we’re reading: Gov. Abbott lifts mask mandate, Biden pledges sufficient vaccine supply by May

first_imgFacebook Previous article‘We’ve got to be better’: Dixon disappointed with TCU’s 20-point loss in LubbockNext articleHoroscope: March 3, 2021 Iris Lopez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin What we’re reading: Pfizer vaccine shows effectiveness in teens, Biden unveils infrastructure plan Texas Gov. Greg Abbott delivers an announcement in Montelongo’s Mexican Restaurant, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Lubbock, Texas. Governor Abbott announced that he is rescinding executive orders that limit capacities for businesses and the statewide mask mandate. (Justin Rex/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP) printTexas Gov. Greg Abbott lifts mandate, opens businessesTexas Governor Greg Abbott announced he is issuing an executive order lifting the mask mandate in Texas at an event in Lubbock yesterday, according to CNN.Abbott also announced that starting March 10, all businesses are allowed to open at 100% capacity.While health experts worry the new executive order will cause another rise in cases, Abbott said Texans have “mastered the daily habits to avoid getting COVID.”Many disagree with Abbott’s decision. In an official statement, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said, “Every time public health measures have been pulled back, we’ve seen a spike in hospitalizations.”Abbott’s executive order also addresses how county judges should handle the situation if COVID-19 worsens in their communities, but there will be no penalties for people who do not wear masks and a judge cannot put anyone in jail if they refuse to follow COVID-19 orders. Biden announces there should be enough vaccines for all adults by MayPresident Joe Biden speaks about efforts to combat COVID-19, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Joe Biden announced there will be enough COVID-19 vaccines for all adults in the U.S. by the end of May, according to the Associated Press.Officials have said although more vaccines are being produced and delivered, it may take until the summer for all Americans to be vaccinated based on the pace of delivery rollouts and the willingness of citizens to get vaccinated.Pharmacies will receive more than 800,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week in addition to the 2.4 million Pfizer and Moderna vaccines they will already be receiving.Biden has also begun pushing states to get teachers vaccinated by the end of March to hasten school openings.“Let’s treat in-person learning as the essential service that it is,” Biden said.Neera Tanden withdraws nomination to be director of budget officeThe White House pulled its nomination to make Neera Tanden director of President Biden’s budget office due to not being able to defeat bipartisan congressional opposition, according to the New York Times.Biden released a statement saying Tanden requested to be withdrawn from nomination. “I have the utmost respect for her record of accomplishment, her experience and her counsel,” Biden said. Biden also committed to finding another role in his administration for her.FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2021, file photo Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), appears before a Senate Committee on the Budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)Biden’s pick surprised many in both parties due to Tanden’s previous work with Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign and her bipartisan criticism of certain legislators. Tanden’s chances at gaining support from most of the senators lessened after hearings held to speak about some of Tanden’s social media posts.“I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget,” West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said prior to the withdrawal.Following Tanden’s withdrawal from the nomination, officials are now expecting Biden to nominate Shalanda Young, who previously served as the staff director of the House Appropriations Committee.No evidence of ANTIFA at Capitol assaultFBI Director Christopher Wray testified in front of Congress, expressing distress over the events of Jan. 6.“That attack, that siege was criminal behavior, plain and simple and his behavior that we, the FBI, view as domestic terrorism,” Wray said according to ABC News.Wray said the bureau has arrested more than 270 suspects that were involved in the insurrection and the majority could be labeled as “militia violent extremists.” Currently, there is currently no proof that any of them were ANTIFA members.When Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar asked Wray if he believed the FBI could have done more prior to the attack, Wray answered, “I do not consider what happened on Jan. 6 to be an acceptable result, and that’s why we’re looking so hard at figuring out how the process can be improved.” ReddIt Iris Lopezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/iris-lopez/ Iris Lopez Facebookcenter_img What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Twitter Twitter + posts ReddItlast_img read more

Detectives investigating shooting incident in Strabane

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Detectives in Strabane are appealing for information following a report of a shooting incident at the Mourne Park area on Sunday last.The alarm was raised at around 9pm with reports that a shot had been fired at a property by an unknown male in the area.It was reported the male approached the front door and was carrying a white plastic bag with a suspected firearm inside.The male is believed to have knocked the front door and when the door was opened by a male occupant, a shot was fired from the plastic bag.Damage was caused to the front door of the property as a result of the incident.The male occupant inside the house at the time of the incident was not injured.The male is believed to have made off on foot towards the St Mary’s Drive area following the incident.The male is described as being 5”10 in height, slim build and aged in his mid-20’s to 30’s. He is believed to have been wearing a parka style jacket with a fur hood.Enquiries are continuing and police would appeal to anyone with any information to contact detectives on 101. Previous articleConcern over on-street parking close to Magee CampusNext articleMother of Danielle McLaughlin receives ‘comforting’ news from Taoiseach News Highland Twitter Detectives investigating shooting incident in Strabane RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – September 26, 2018 last_img read more

‘Lingard was top-class’: Solskjaer full of praise for stand-in Man Utd captain after loss to Astana

first_img Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/97/e5/ole-gunnar-solskjaer-manchester-united-2019-20_1psu7bpgn801h10di335zhtrdd.jpg?t=-1287593970&w=500&quality=80 Ethan Laird, Di’Shon Bernard and Dylan Levitt were all handed senior debuts, while 36-year-old goalkeeper Lee Grant took in his first start for the Red Devils since joining the club from Stoke City in 2018.Lingard made his return to the starting lineup after a substitute appearance in United’s 3-3 draw at Sheffield United on Sunday, and was named as captain in the absence of Ashley Young, Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba and David de Gea.The 26-year-old opened the scoring at the Astana Arena after just 10 minutes, firing into the bottom corner after being set up Luke Shaw on the edge of the box.Dmitri Shomko equalized for Astana shortly after the interval, before a Bernard own goal gifted the hosts an unlikely victory, with United now set to battle AZ Alkmaar for top spot in Group L on Dec. 12.Solskjaer highlighted Lingard’s contribution post-match, insisting the midfielder did “himself proud” despite another frustrating result away from home. “Goal-scoring is important for forwards and his goal was excellent but I thought his performance was top-class,” Solskjaer said.”He led the team by example, energy, drive, scored a goal, great in the dressing room the whole trip, he’s done himself proud today, I think.”The Norwegian went on to applaud United’s debutants while expressing his belief that the 10-minute spell in which the game was lost will serve as a valuable learning curve for the teenage trio. “But we had chances ourselves and some excellent debuts.”Lingard also had his say on United’s youngsters, adding: “It’s huge for the youth of Manchester United. Manchester United have always been about bringing academy products through and there were plenty of debuts today.”Next up for the Red Devils is a crucial home fixture against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday, before Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham arrives at Old Trafford next Wednesday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Jesse Lingard for a “top-class” performance as Manchester United’s captain in a 2-1 defeat against Astana on Thursday night.The Red Devils headed to Kazakhstan safe in the knowledge that their place in the Europa League knockout stages is already assured, which gave Solskjaer the chance to blood some of the younger members of his squad. “Their performance was very good,” Solskjaer continued. “At times we were excellent and short spells we let them push us back and that cost us in the end because it was a big 10-minute spell they had in the second half.”You could see they were growing in the game that’s when you want these boys to learn from this and maybe someone stay down or get organized.last_img read more

Pens to hold Draft Day Party

first_imgA Penguins Draft Day Party and free public skating on a synthetic ice rink will highlight fan activities when the 2012 NHL Draft comes to Pittsburgh and CONSOL Energy Center this weekend. The Draft Day Party, presented by 84 Lumber and FedEx Ground, will be held in the South Parking Lot (across Centre Avenue from CONSOL Energy Center) from 4:00-10:00 p.m. on Friday. The party will feature barbecue and other food, a beer garden, interactive games and a big screen. Music will be provided by the band Lovebettie, and the event will be hosted by Abby from 105.9 The X.The Penguins also will erect a synthetic ice rink in the plaza outside the American Eagle Gate, near the corner of Fifth Avenue and Washington Place. Skating is free, and 200 pairs of free rental skates will be available (fans are asked NOT to bring their own skates). The public skating sessions will be held from 12 noon-5:30 p.m. on Friday and starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday.The first round of the draft will be held Friday, starting at 7 p.m. Rounds 2-7 will be held Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. All tickets for the draft have been distributed.last_img read more