Wilcox withdraws from US Senate Race

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 4 COMMENTS June 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm Reply Reply If a candidate tries to get enough signatures in order to qualify to run, and he or she fails, and he or she doesn’t have the money to pay the qualifying filing fee, then that is different. I don’t fault those candidates, at all. However, these other wishy-washy people, that is a different story, as far as I am concerned. If you people are that wishy-washy about running, or then not running, what wishy-washy things can we expect, if you do get elected, concerning issues? Mama Mia It surprising that candidates who had already decided to run, and had committed to running, have now pulled out, to open the door for wishy-washy Rubio, who stated he was not going to run, then at the last minute decided to run, and who had one of the worst records ever of not even being there to vote. That is what I heard, if it was true. Why would any candidate cater to Rubio’s whims, thus eliminating their own selves out of the race? It certainly doesn’t mean Rubio has it in the bag. June 24, 2016 at 3:09 pm Reply People donate to campaigns, they volunteer, they get hyped about their candidate, then the candidates pull out, and change their minds. Another example is Val Demmings. She was running for Orange County Mayor, I believe, and then she pulled out. It doesn’t matter your politics, Republican, Democrat, or other, it lets supporters down. Often, the voters don’t forget it either, when the person runs again, for another seat later. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Let us see if the other guy on the Republican side is good for his word. The others haven’t been. The developer guy, Carlos something, the millionaire. Of course……center_img Wilcox now supports RubioThis morning Todd Wilcox released the following statement:“A year ago I decided to run for the United States Senate because I firmly believe that who we are as a nation is being challenged by evil threats around the world and, sometimes just as dangerously, by liberal influences here at home. I entered this race because I know in my gut that if we are to reverse course and preserve the liberties and freedoms so many brave men and women have laid down their lives in pursuit of, we must keep this seat in the Republican Party.“There is no doubt that Republican control of the Senate is the only way to preserve the Constitutional integrity of our Supreme Court, realign our military’s force structure and ensure the basic freedoms and liberties that make ours the greatest country in the world.“We must bring to an end this era of politics in Florida where deep pockets go to great lengths to buy elections – dismissing voters as nothing more than ratings points in a media buy, forsaking the grassroots advocates for whom the Republican Party exists and refusing to substantively debate the most important issues facing our state and nation.“Elections have consequences and eleven days ago an enemy I know all too well horrifically ended 49 lives and forever changed countless more just 15 miles from where I tucked my family in that night. It’s easy to get caught up in the ideological theater that unfolds in Washington DC, but Orlando should serve as a reminder that life and death decisions are being made each and every day by the people we elect.“While I support Donald Trump because he is the Republican nominee, I can’t predict who will win the White House in November. What I can do is impact who Florida sends to the United States Senate to challenge our next President should they try to dismantle our Constitution, put politics above principle or choose to ignore the needs of our service men and women, both past and present.“As a leader, I have always taught my team that changing course after devising a plan doesn’t mean you give up on the mission, it just means you have to find a new path. So today, with a clear understanding of the impact that recent changes have had in this race, that’s just what I’m going to do.“With all that is at stake, I have decided to end my campaign for the United Senate and support Marco Rubio in his bid to keep this seat in the Republican Party. Senator Rubio and I don’t agree on everything. We’ve travelled different paths, but I respect his grasp of the challenges we face and I appreciate the reality that he, as the incumbent, is best positioned to defeat either Patrick Murphy or Alan Grayson in November. We cannot allow either of these liberal Democrats to carry on the disastrous policies of the Obama administration – Floridians deserve better.“Unless you’ve experienced it, it’s hard to explain what traveling all over this great state for the last year has been like. I’ve talked to so many people who genuinely and thoughtfully want to share their ideas about how to make our country the best it can possibly be. I am grateful to each and every hardworking conservative I met along the way who took time away from their families, their work or their weekends to give me a chance to earn their support. I am humbled by the encouragement of my supporters and the depth of their faith and confidence in me. I don’t take any of this lightly and it is something I will never be able to thank them for enough.“To our volunteers and my team, I am forever grateful for your hard work, professionalism and commitment to the mission.“Finally, I want to thank my wife Christine and our girls, Tori, Danielle and Hayden for their patience, understanding and support over the last year. It has always been and will continue to be because of them that I fight for our great nation, whether on the battlefield, in my business or at the ballot box.” Please enter your comment! Mama Mia June 24, 2016 at 5:57 pm Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. June 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Previous articleSeven Tips for Take Your Dog to Work DayNext articleApopka Then and Now needs your help Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

EU calls for international observers to probe clashes in Camp Ashraf

first_img Receive email alerts April 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 EU calls for international observers to probe clashes in Camp Ashraf Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Iraq News to go further News European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on 9 April that the EU was “deeply disturbed at reports of the use of force against Camp Ashraf residents in Iraq, resulting in casualties.” Deploring the loss of life, Ashton called on the Iraqi government “to grant access to Camp Ashraf to independent international observers in order that they can provide a comprehensive picture of the situation.” (Read her statement: http://www.eu-un.europa.eu/articles/fr/article_10934_fr.htm)According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, a young woman who was filming the events in Camp Ashraf, Asieh Rakhshani, andSaba Haftbaradaran, a journalist working for the satellite TV station Iranntv.com, were killed on 8 April. http://www.youtube.com/user/iranntv?feature=chclk#p/u/69/qhMSiOo3p0MThe independent international observers who are sent to Iraq to investigate the events in Camp Ashraf must shed light on the circumstances of the deaths of these two young women, along with the deaths of all the other people killed by the Iraqi army in the course of the clashes of the past few days, Reporters Without Borders said. Those responsible must be punished. Impunity must not be the rule in Iraq today.——-09.04.2011 – Journalists denied entry to Camp Ashraf after Iraqi army attackReporters Without Borders condemns the news blackout imposed by the Iraqi authorities on events at Camp Ashraf, a camp in northern Iraq that houses 3,500 Iranian exiles. An attack by the Iraqi army yesterday reportedly resulted in the deaths of around 30 residents and many wounded.“This news blackout is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The security forces are denying journalists access to the camp to hide abuses committed against civilians. Anyone trying to take photographs of the clashes is being attacked in a systematic and targeted fashion.”According to several news organizations, the camp is surrounded by armoured vehicles and army trucks. Journalists have been forced to remain at the camp gates. No media personnel have been allowed inside.Located 60 km west of the Iranian border and 120 km north of Baghdad, Camp Ashraf was set up in the 1980s to house members of the People’s Mujahideen, a militant Iranian movement opposed to Iran’s Islamic regime. US forces began disarming them after the 2003 invasion. Since then the camp’s residents have been protected under the Geneva Conventions. After overseeing the camp for six years, the US military handed over control to the Iraqi authorities in January 2009.The Iraqi authorities have banned journalists from entering the camp since July 2009, following clashes between Iraqi security forces and the camp’s residents (http://en.rsf.org/iraq-journalists-detained-for-trying-to-05-08-2009,34012.html). The residents accuse the Iraqi authorities of trying to please the Iranian government while the Iraqis blame claim the violence on the Mujahideen. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace”center_img February 15, 2021 Find out more News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Illegal dumping on Rossnowlagh beach leads to outrage

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp There’s outrage in Rossnowlagh following the discovery this morning of illegal dumping on the beach.In a social media post, the Friends of Rossnowlagh Beach uploaded a number of pictures showing the extent of the dumping which included large household appliances.In the post, the group also appealed to people not to dump on the beach and to dispose of rubbish properly. Facebook Pinterest Facebook Illegal dumping on Rossnowlagh beach leads to outrage Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday September 30thNext articleMan shot in both legs in latest Galliagh attack News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – September 30, 2019 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Rent rises encourage Derwent NAV uplift

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Listen Up World Football Trade Rumors

The summer trade window rumors are not only regarding where Manchester United’s forward Wayne Rooney, Uruguayan baller Edinson Cavani and Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez aka Isco are potentially headed. The rumblings are also about players who are not as popular but may have a greater advantage. These rumors are more likely fact than fiction.According to the South Wales Evening Post, Swansea City’s ball club is interested in the Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony. He is also a target for Newcastle United.Meanwhile, Sunderland Association Football Club’s Stephane Sessegnon is on the market this summer and Fulham Football Club is looking to capitalize on his status.Finally, Everton Football Club could potentially move on Japan International’s Keisuke Honda.In the video above, BleacherReport’s Will Tidey looks at some low-key rumors you need to keep an eye on this summer. read more

Ejaria confident Rangers can challenge for title

first_imgRangers Football Club winger Ovie Ejaria is confident the club can challenge for the Scottish Premiership title this season.The Gers moved up to second place on the table with a 3-0 win over Livingston on Saturday, courtesy of goals from Daniel Candeias, Alfredo Morelos and Scott Arfield.With champions and table toppers, Celtic in League Cup final action against Aberdeen this weekend, victory for Steven Gerrard’s men over third-placed Hearts would see them move into first place.Ejaria is keen to make the most of the opportunity as the Ibrox outfit look to maintain their momentum through an important run of matches.He said, according to Evening Times:“If we win next week it would be a big confidence boost for us but we’re just taking each game as it comes.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“Could we stay there? Yes, definitely but we have to take each game and use the confidence from each match.“There are a lot of top players here and everyone is focused and that’s our goal.“As I said, take each game as it comes because it’s a long season.“It’s quite close at the top. We know Celtic are a very good side and we’re a very good side as well so we’re confident we can do really well.“I’m not too sure how they (Celtic) will see it but we see it as a big opportunity and everyone is really focused and our main goal is to try and win the league.”last_img read more

Mahrez is happy after Citys victory

first_imgRiyad Mahrez and Manchester City defeated Newport County 4-1 in the FA Cup Fifth Round tonight, advancing to the Quarterfinals.After Manchester City defeated Newport County 4-1 in the FA Cup Fifth Round, the Citizens have now advanced to the Quarterfinals.But the Welsh side was not easy to beat, as they gave the Citizens a difficult time before the second half goals came in.And Riyad Mahrez scored the fourth and last goal at the end of the match, helping his team to get the win.“The result is the most important thing in these types of games – if you can add a good performance then it’s perfect,” Mahrez told the club’s official website.“We played good and controlled the game. We are professionals and have to adapt to anything.”“Everyone is very happy to be through to the quarter-finals,” he commented.“They didn’t have a lot of chances – we controlled the game and we are happy to go through to the quarter-finals.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We have to forget the FA Cup now and focus on the Champions League,” he said.Manchester City is now preparing to take on German Bundesliga club Schalke in the UEFA Champions League.“We are taking it game by game, it is not good to project yourself too far forward,” he concluded.The Citizens have a very difficult agenda, playing in four different tournaments at the same time: the English Premier League, the FA Cup, the Football League Final, and the UEFA Champions League.Tough game today but pleased with the result & the goal 🙌🏼 On to the next round 🔜 #KeepBelieving @ManCity pic.twitter.com/uFmq4FZgqB— Riyad Mahrez (@Mahrez22) February 16, 2019last_img read more

Violent crime rises for fifth consecutive year in San Diego County

first_img September 10, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Violent crime rises for fifth consecutive year in San Diego County Posted: September 10, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Violent crime in San Diego County rose in the first half of the year for the fifth consecutive year, according to a report released Tuesday by the San Diego Association of Governments.The report by SANDAG’s Criminal Justice Research Division found that the mid-year number of violent crimes in the county was 5,545, up from 5,510 last year; 5,421 in 2017; 5,361 in 2016; and 5,330 in 2015. The five-year increase amounts to a 4% bump in violent crime.Reports of property crime went the opposite direction, falling from 30,447 in 2015 to 27,236 in 2019, an 11% decrease.The mid-year numbers of violent and property crimes in 2019 are vastly different from 2009, when the city received 6,256 violent crime reports and 35,204 property crime reports. Violent crime reports dropped 11.4% in that span, mainly because robbery reports fell from 1,931 to 1,411, according to the SANDAG report.Despite the overall drop in robbery reports, this year’s number increased 5% compared to the same six-month period last year. Arson reports saw the largest drop from last year to this year — falling 28% from 190 to 136 — while homicides dropped from 40 to 38.Reported property crimes fell 22.6% from 2009 to 2019 and residential burglaries saw the biggest decrease in that time, dropping 53.9% from 4,460 to 2,054.Larceny over $400 was the only category to increase from 2009 to 2019, rising from 7,578 to 8,527.Reports of rape fell to 539 after reaching 604 at the midway point of 2018. However, numbers since 2015 may be somewhat deceiving, as California law enforcement broadened the definition of rape in 2015 to include “male victims, sodomy, penetration with any body part or object, and no longer requires force,” according to SANDAG Division Director of Criminal Justice Dr. Cynthia Burke.As a result, some crimes that would have been classified as aggravated assaults are now considered rapes and some crimes that would not have been considered violent crimes are now captured in these statistics, Burke said.Violent crimes include homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Property crimes include burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.According to the report, San Diego law enforcement has received an average of 31 reports of violent crime and 150 reports of property crime per day during 2019’s first half. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more