(Washington, DC) — We are four months away from the 2020 Presidential election and the current president still has not gotten more than one hundred appointments past Congress. Many of whom are instrumental in helping the country handle the COVID-19 outbreak.Yesterday, President Trump said he has the authority to force Congress to adjourn so he can make the crucial appointments. In a White House briefing, Trump urged the Senate to stop gaveling-in pro-forma sessions when lawmakers aren’t in town. That would allow him to make recess appointments without those officials being approved by the Senate. Trump railed against the “partisan” obstructionism he said had held up 129 appointments who could all be helping in the coronavirus response.“It’s always roadblocks or a waste of time,” he said. “If the House will not agree to that adjournment, I will exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress.”“The current practice of leaving town while conducting phony pro forma sessions is a dereliction of duty that the American people cannot afford during this crisis,” he said.“It is a scam what they do,” Trump said.Pres. Trump threatens to adjourn both chambers of Congress so he can make appointments to fill vacant positions and judicial slots.“If they don’t act on getting these people approved,” Trump says, he will have to do something “that I prefer not doing.” https://t.co/KXv4M8zNFm pic.twitter.com/M9IJLoCzI9— ABC News (@ABC) April 15, 2020 Trump said pro forma sessions are a scam and a dereliction of duty.
Police say a North Carolina man allegedly broke into a hotel room in Tampa and tried to kidnap a 4-year-old over the weekend.According to the Tampa Police Department, 31-year-old Desmond Johnson, got inside a Hampton Inn at 4817 West Laurel Street on Saturday night and broke into one of the hotel rooms where there were 3 children.Johnson tried to grab a 4-year-old, but the child’s mother ran out of the bathroom and fought off Johnson, police said.Other hotel guests heard the screams, so they opened the door and let the mother and her children inside for their safety. However, Johnson followed the four victims and began fighting with the guests from the other room, police said.An off-duty Palm Beach County deputy was in the area and was able to hold Johnson until Tampa police arrived.Neither the mom or the children were hurt, TPD said. TPD said Johnson and the mother didn’t know each other prior to the incident.Johnson was charged with two counts of burglary with battery and a count of attempted kidnapping.
A Colorado couple have turned themselves in to authorities last week after police say they killed their 11-year-old son by forcing him to drink large amounts of water.The Colorado Springs Gazette reports 41-year-old Ryan Sabin and 42-year-old Tara Sabin are being held without bail at the El Paso County jail and face several charges, including child abuse and first-degree murder.Prosecutors say Zachary Sabin died in Black Forest on March 11 after the couple made him drink the water because his urine was dark. The county coroner’s office determined the boy died of forced water intoxication after he was told to drink four 24-ounce (.7-litre) bottles of water over four hours without eating.According to an arrest affidavit, Tara Sabin, the boy’s stepmother, told authorities he wore a diaper at night because of a hereditary urological problem.The father, Ryan Sabin, a sergeant based at Fort Carson, called 911 after he found the boy in his bed with foam coming from his mouth and blood on his bed.Investigators discovered that Zachary also suffered from other physical abuse, as well as five other children.,A Colorado couple have turned themselves in to authorities last week after police say they killed their 11-year-old son by forcing him to drink large amounts of water.The Colorado Springs Gazette reports 41-year-old Ryan Sabin and 42-year-old Tara Sabin are being held without bail at the El Paso County jail and face several charges, including child abuse and first-degree murder.Prosecutors say Zachary Sabin died in Black Forest on March 11 after the couple made him drink the water because his urine was dark. The county coroner’s office determined the boy died of forced water intoxication after he was told to drink four 24-ounce (.7-litre) bottles of water over four hours without eating.According to an arrest affidavit, Tara Sabin, the boy’s stepmother, told authorities he wore a diaper at night because of a hereditary urological problem.The father, Ryan Sabin, a sergeant based at Fort Carson, called 911 after he found the boy in his bed with foam coming from his mouth and blood on his bed.Investigators discovered that Zachary also suffered from other physical abuse, as well as five other children.
The crash occurred Monday night at State Road 7/441 and 54th Street.According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the victim, identified as Coral Skye Smits, was riding in a vehicle with Kymberlee Ann Mitala of Loxahatchee. The relationship between the two individuals is not clear in the report.However, investigators say that Mitala failed to stay in her lane and swerved into oncoming traffic. The Subaru she was driving collided head-on with another car, driven by a man from Greenacres.Coral Skye, who celebrated her birthday three weeks ago, died at the hospital.Mitala and the second driver both wore seat belts.Charges are still pending, according to the crash report. A 9-year-old girl was killed this week in a crash in Loxahatchee, just weeks after her birthday.
Protesters who have been mobilized recently by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police have called for the removal of statues of Columbus, as well as Confederate figures and others.They believe the Italian explorer is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of native peoples in the Americas.According to The Baltimore Sun, the statue, which was owned by the city, was dedicated in 1984 by former Mayor William Donald Schaefer and President Ronald Reagan.Statues of Columbus have also been toppled or vandalized in Miami; Richmond, Virginia; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Boston, where one was decapitated.After throwing the status into the water on Saturday, the protesters reportedly moved on to Ouzo Bay Restaurant, a restaurant where a customer stated that her 9-year old Black son was denied service on June 22. Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and thew it into the city’s Inner Harbor on Saturday, according to officials.Demonstrators used ropes to take down the monument in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood.Baltimore Police stated, “we have no new updates to provide at this time.”However, in a statement, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said on Twitter:Today I issued the following statement on events in Baltimore City. City leaders need to regain control of their own streets and immediately start making them safer. pic.twitter.com/lnCAxjKvAG— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) July 5, 2020
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that investigators have located a body in the lake where “Glee” star Naya Rivera went missing.The actress disappeared on Wednesday after renting a boat to go on an excursion with her 4-year-old son.Video of the day showed Rivera and her 4-year-old son getting onto a boat and then going out onto the lake.Her 4-year-old was later found alone on the boat, while Rivera was no where to be found.After several days of searching the area authorities changed their rescue mission to a recovery mission presuming Rivera may have drowned in the lake.While authorities have not determined whether the body found on Monday is Rivera, they did report that the discovery was made in the area of search at Lake Piru.The Sheriff’s Office plans to hold a press conference about the discovery at 2 pm local time (5 pm. ET.)
Three in-form internationals will represent England Golf in the team event at the Welsh ladies’ open stroke play championship at Southerndown from Friday to Sunday, 1-3 May. Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) and Inci Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey) both tied fourth in last weekend’s Helen Holm Scottish open stroke play. The third member of the team, Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), shared eighth place. Clews, 20, helped England into second place in the Nations Cup event at the Helen Holm. She has also recently won the Delamere Comboy scratch at her own club and had top five finishes in The Leveret, at Formby Ladies’, and the Hampshire Rose at North Hants. Lamb, 17, and Clews, have both been selected for the England v Spain international at Burnham & Berrow on May 9 and 10. It will be the first time that mixed teams have played in this fixture. Mehmet, 18, (image © Leaderboard Photography) was joint runner-up in the Hampshire Rose and was the third best amateur at the recent Roehampton Gold Cup. The team event will be played across all three rounds of the Welsh championship, with the best two scores counting in each. For the first time this year the championship is being played over three days, instead of two. The field will be cut to the top 50 and ties for Sunday’s final round. 29 Apr 2015 In-form internationals head to Wales
England Golf has named July as Family Golf Month and will lead a drive to attract all the generations to Get into golf together. Clubs and driving ranges across the country are being invited to organise open days to highlight golf as a great game that can involve all the family. England Golf is offering marketing support and a new Family Guidance booklet, which is packed with advice and ideas for events. It’s available to download here The guide also quotes research which shows that playing with family members is an ideal way for newcomers to get into the sport. Almost 50% of non-golfers say they would be encouraged to play with friends and family; and almost 40% of lapsed golfers say they would return to the game if more family and friends played. What’s more almost 80% of men with a wife or partner say their companion doesn’t play golf. The Golf Foundation is supporting the drive with its HSBC Golf Roots Family Bag, which contains kit to support fun activities for adults and juniors, golfers and non-golfers. The kit bag is ideal for family open days and free bags are being sent to 150 HSBC Golf Roots Centres which are keen to offer family activities. “Golf really is the perfect game for families,” said Claire Hodgson, England Golf’s Head of Participation. “Mums, dads, children and grandparents can all play together and have a great time on the course and with the social life in the clubhouse. It’s a really good way for all the generations to get together and enjoy each other’s company. “We are delighted to see an increasing number of family activities being added to Get into golf and hope to see even more over the coming months as clubs increasingly realise that families are potential new customers.” The Family Golf Month is part of the Get into golf campaign to inspire people to take up golf and play more often. It is supported by Sky Sports and aims to bring 500,000 new or lapsed golfers into the sport in the UK by 2018. The family initiative follows a push to attract more women and girls into golf and coincides with the national launch of Golf Express, which promotes the nine-hole game and shows that golf can fit into a busy lifestyle. Clubs and ranges can visit www.englandgolf.org/clubhouse for more information on ways to support Family Golf Month. Families should visit www.getintogolf.org to find an activity near them. Image © Leaderboard Photography 28 Jun 2016 Families are urged to Get into golf
27 Sep 2016 Darren achieves English golf’s first DEAFinitely Inclusive Mark Lincolnshire PGA professional Darren Game has achieved golf’s first DEAFinitely Inclusive Mark in England. DEAFinitely Inclusive is UK Deaf Sports’ programme to provide deaf and hard of hearing people with information about clubs and facilities so they can be confident of receiving a fun and friendly sporting experience. The DEAFinitely Inclusive Mark is a quality assurance mark that deaf and hard of hearing people will receive a good service, including: • Coaches trained in deaf awareness • Clear details of how to contact the club by text or email • Support and expertise on how to develop as a player coach or volunteer Game, who teaches at his indoor Bourne Golf Centre and his Lincolnshire Junior Academy at Toft Golf Club, said: “Golf is a great sport for deaf and disabled people, whether it’s developing your own skills and etiquette or playing as part of a team. “Making the game accessible to all within the local community is a passion of mine and obtaining the DEAFinitely Inclusive Mark will open up the game to more people.” Becoming DEAFinitely Inclusive was a key aim for Game as he continued to develop his skills and make his existing coaching and playing opportunities more inclusive of deaf and hard of hearing people. He is a keen advocate that golf can be a game for all and has worked hard to develop links in his local area. These include Willoughby School where pupils with a range of impairments have benefitted from being involved in golf. Two of the pupils are continuing their golf at Toft, where Game has a junior development role. Jamie Blair, Disability Manager for England Golf commented: “It is really pleasing to see a coach and a facility make a strong commitment to including deaf participants in their golfing activity. “England Golf will continue to encourage more facilities to adopt the Mark and engage with their local deaf networks in partnership with UK Deaf Sport and England Deaf Golf.” Clive Breedon, National Participation Officer from UK Deaf Sport commented: “UK Deaf Sport are very pleased to accredit Bourne Golf Centre and their work with The Lincolnshire Junior Golf Academy as DEAFinitely Inclusive. Darren is keen to make golf accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing so we look forward to supporting him to do so.”
Tags: Eaton Golf Club, Ffion Jones, Girls Golf Rocks Girls Golf really Rocks for Cheshire teenager Ffion Jones who is about to make history as the first female junior captain at her club.Ffion, who only started playing golf 14 months ago thanks to the Girls Golf Rocks campaign, will be the 2018 junior captain at Eaton Golf Club in Chester.The 17-year-old got into golf after her mum spotted an advert for Girls Golf Rocks, the recruitment campaign run by England Golf and the Golf Foundation which inspires more girls to take up the game.At first Ffion was reluctant to go along to the taster session at Eaton as she didn’t think she would know anyone. But when she arrived she found she knew several of the other girls and in her own words “golf was a lot better than I thought.”In fact, she enjoyed golf so much so that when her Gran offered to buy her a junior membership at Eaton for Christmas she jumped at the chance to join the club. She’s since been followed by her 11-year-old brother and the two of them can be found practising together at the club on most days.Over the last 12 months Ffion has lowered her handicap from 36 to 21.8 and was the most improved woman golfer of the year for 2017. She has also played for Eaton in matches against other local clubs, is currently playing in Eaton’s junior winter league and recently, along with her brother, their friend and one of the clubs pros, won a night golf competition where they were the only juniors playing.Ffion is studying for her A Levels at Christleton High School and then will take a gap year when she plans to work and play as much golf as possible to achieve her aim of getting her handicap down to single figures.She will also be carrying out her role as junior captain throughout 2018 and hopes that this will help her to get to know the other juniors better and encourage more girls to become members of Eaton Golf Club. She would especially like to see more girls playing in the winter junior league next year to redress the balance in the league which this year has three girls and 19 boys taking part.Eaton’s Head PGA Professional Bill Tye, commented: “I could tell from the start that Ffion was a talented ball player and she has excelled. She’s really, really keen, completely hooked on the game and we thought we would give her this honour.”Ffion’s mum Hilary Jones – who is not a golfer – said: “All the members and the staff at Eaton Golf Club have been really good to the juniors at Eaton and I’m really pleased that I signed Ffion up for Girls Golf Rocks. It’s also great for me to see Ffion and her younger brother enjoying an activity together, golf is good for them as a physical activity but it also teaches them other things such as honesty and respect “.Ffion herself says: “I really wish my mum had signed me up for golf years ago, I enjoy it so much and am really excited to be Eaton’s first female junior captain.’Alison Lysons, England Golf Club Support Officer in Cheshire commented “It’s exciting to hear that someone coming through the Girls Golf Rocks programme has developed such a love for golf and is becoming her club’s first female junior captain. Eaton Golf Club has a great junior programme and Ffion’s experience will be invaluable in encouraging other young girls to take up the game of golf there”.Lauren Spray, Women and Girls’ Participation Manager at England Golf added: “It’s fantastic to see how quickly Ffion has progressed through the programme, attaining a handicap in such a short space of time and getting it down to 22 is fantastic to hear.“As part of Girls Golf Rocks we ask girls to become county ambassadors to inspire new girls who come into the programme. By being appointed junior captain Ffion will now be one of those vital role models to new girls coming into the programme and at Eaton. This is a fantastic success and we wish Ffion all the best with her A Levels and her year as junior captain!”For more information about Girls Golf Rocks click here For more information about junior golf at Eaton Golf Club contact Bill Tye at firstname.lastname@example.org 17 Dec 2017 Ffion makes history thanks to Girls Golf Rocks