U.S. Attorney General William Barr appeared before a group of congressmen who painted two extremely different pictures of what is actually going on the country in the legal sense. The attorney general did not take any guff and refuted accusations by House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler that he is helping out the president’s friends and going after his enemies.Attorney Barr asked, “Which of the president’s enemies have I gone after? I haven’t indicted one enemy of the president.”On the issue that Barr helped the president’s friends, the attorney general said the Stone and Flynn cases needed intervention to rectify rule of law.The president’s friends don’t deserve special breaks, but they also should not be treated more harshly. That is not the rule of law.Attorney Barr says our Federal Courts are under attack and protecting them is the purview of the Federal Government. The US Marshals have a duty to defend and protect these courthouses.Barr added that “Operation Legend” is meant to address violent crimes in cities, not protests. He added that some of the marshals in Portland, Oregon some have been injured by projectiles that have hit the bone and blinded by lasers as they try to defend the courthouses.Barr explained, “After a month of rioting in Portland, we sent in about 20 special operations Marshals who are tactical, padded and protected.” He asked, “When it alright to destroy a federal courthouse?”The democrats on the committee accused Barr of having a difficulty in discerning the difference between systemic institutional racism and isolated racism.The Attorney General had cited statistics that revealed that police had killed more white suspects than black in the last year, but that the George Floyd killing was “horrible.”Barr did not agree that there is systemic racism in our police departments or in the society, but he would root it out if it exists. He also did not agree with removing qualified immunity afforded to officers.Barr said some protests have been hijacked by “violent rioters and anarchists” and argued that federal properties must be protected. Barr also accused many protesters of demonizing police.
… Teams asked to send representativeTHE lucrative inaugural Magnum ‘Tek Charge and Win’ Futsal Christmas Classic is set to be launched today at the Windjammer International Hotel & Cuisine, Queen Street, Kitty at 11:00hrs.According to a release from the organisers, thirty-two of the top futsal teams have been invited to participate in the competition. Over $900 000 in cash prizes and trophies will be distributed to the winners, along with prizes for outstanding individual performances.The tournament will commence on December 1 and run until December 23, at the National Gymnasium. The winning team will receive $500 000 + trophy, runners-up $200 000 + trophy, third place $100 000 + trophy and fourth place $50 000.The Most Valuable Player will walk away with US$100, while every night fans will enjoy giveaways such as headphones, pop sockets, tee shirts, and speakers.After the opening night, matches will continue on Sunday December 3, Tuesday December 5, Sunday December 10, Tuesday December 12, Thursday December 14, Tuesday December 19 and the grand final on Saturday December 23.According to the organisers, fans could expect eight action-packed nights of exciting football and lots of giveaways as a special give back for the Christmas season.The 32 teams invited are:Sparta Boss, Gold is Money, Back Circle, Future Stars, Leopold Street, Sophia, Tucville, North Ruimveldt, Queen Street Tiger Bay, Albouystown-B, Albouystown-A, Ol Skool Ballers, North East La Penitence, Alexander Village, Channel Nine Warriors, Broad Street, Kitty Hustlers, New Market Street, National Rugby Squad, Mike Stars, Campbellville and Festival City, African Team, Buxton Diamond, Pike Street Sophia, Champion Boys, Brazilian Team, Mocha, Swag Entertainment, Silver Bullets, Showstoppers and MBK All Stars.
Before competing in their first dual match on Thursday, the USC women’s tennis team got in important tournament action last weekend.Reach · Senior Sarah Fansler helped prepare for the season. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information While other team members were competing at the Freeman Memorial Championships in Las Vegas, sophomore Alison Ramos, freshman Danielle Lao and juniors Maria Sanchez and Lyndsay Kinstler participated in the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.To kick off their spring season, nationally ranked No. 8 Sanchez led the way for USC in her single’s play, making it all the way to the final round. At last year’s NCTC, Sanchez was the singles semifinalist and the No. 2 seed.With a bye in the round of 16, Sanchez then defeated UCLA’s Andrea Remynse in a comeback three set match (4-6, 6-2, 6-0) to land a spot in the semifinal round. There she put away Stanford’s Lindsay Burdette (6-3, 6-3).The sixth-seeded Alison Ramos of USC followed up a Round 16 three-set win by upsetting the No. 3 seed Maria Mosolova of Northwestern in the quarterfinals (6-0, 6-1). Later in the semifinals, Ramos fell to Stanford’s Hilary Barte.This left Barte and Sanchez for the final round. In a tight first set, Barte took the singles title, defeating Sanchez 7-5, 6-2. Before taking the singles championship, Barte also ousted another Woman of Troy along the way. Barte took down freshmen Danielle Lao in the quarterfinals (6-3, 6-2). Kinstler lost early in the first round.In the doubles scene, Ramos and Lao teamed up but were defeated in the semifinal round to UCLA’s Andrea Remynse and Yasmin Schnack (8-3). Kinstler and Sanchez were also ousted in the semifinal round to Stanford’s Barte and Mallory Burdette. Barte and Burdette later took home the doubles championship.At the UNLV tournament, junior Cristala Andrews, a Las Vegas native, made it to the consolation finals. After Andrews lost in a tough first round (6-7, 4-6) to Florida’s Anastasia Revzina, she regained her momentum in the consolation rounds. In the final round of consolation play, Andrews lost in three sets to UNC’s Shinann Featherston (2-6, 6-0, 2-6). Both freshman Valeria Pulido and junior Leyla Entekhabi won one and lost two matches during their singles play.In doubles, Andrews and Entekhabi were defeated early in the first round.Overall, Sanchez believes it was a good weekend for her team. “It went well for being the first tournament back,” she said. “I think as we continue to play matches, we will get more and more in a grove and into the swing of things.”The Women of Troy open their dual season on Thursday, hosting Long Beach State at 1:30 p.m.
Camas Mayor Scott Higgins sees his city as a major contender in the much-talked-about race to land an expansion of chipmaker WaferTech’s Taiwan-based parent.“We’ve been the (company’s) only semiconductor fab in the U.S.,” Higgins said in response to a news article speculating about the project.o Reduced business and occupation tax rate to .275 percent from .484o Exempts gases and chemicals used in manufacturing from sales and use taxeso Exempts labor and services related to construction from sales and uses taxeso Business and occupation tax credit of $3,000 per workero Machinery exempted from personal property taxesSource: http://apps.leg.wa.govThe director of Oregon’s state economic development agency, Business Oregon, last week referred to the race to land the project while standing before an Oregon legislative committee as being between Oregon and New York, according to The Oregonian.Called “Project Azalea,” the expansion is rumored to be a multibillion-dollar chip foundry. In order to land the highly sought-after prize in upstate New York, that state’s officials are sweetening the deal with millions of dollars worth of incentives, putting Oregon at a disadvantage, said Tim McCabe, director of Business Oregon.Camas, on the other hand, doesn’t have to throw money at the project because the city already has several advantages over sites being considered in Oregon and New York, said Paul Dennis, president of the nonprofit Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association.