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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday asked U.S. Capitol officials to remove a statue of a Confederate general that has been part of the state’s display for nearly 100 years.DeSantis’ letter to the Capitol’s architect seeks to replace Edmund Kirby Smith’s statue with another honoring educator and civil rights pioneer Mary McLeod Bethune. It reads, “Dr. McLeod Bethune’s statue will represent the best of who we are as Floridians to visitors from around the world in our nation’s Capitol. Her legacy endures and will continue to inspire future generations.”The McLeod Bethune statue is expected to be on display in 2020.The Florida Legislature approved the statue switch last year. Soon after, the Lake County Historical Society agreed to take the Smith statue upon its removal from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall Collection.McLeod Bethune will be the first black American to be honored in the Statuary Hall Collection, which includes two representatives from each of the 50 states.Smith was among 12 statues of former Confederate soldiers or politicians in the hall. His statue has been there since 1922.Efforts to replace it started following the shootings of nine people in 2015 at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a white supremacist. A reevaluation of Confederate memorials around the country has taken place since then.In 2016, lawmakers approved replacing the Smith statue and organized a panel to recommend a replacement.Bethune was one of three famous Floridians, with the others being environmental author Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Publix founder George Jenkins, that were recommended to the 2017 Legislature.Bethune emerged as the panel’s choice last year.
Aliquippa (13-0) Head Coach Mike Zmijanac doesn’t keep track of career milestones. He admitted as much prior to the start of the WPIAL Championship Trophy presentation ceremony.The pleasant and unseasonably warm temperatures that gave the east coast a feeling of summer in late November might have caused some Washington (12-1) players to believe that they really had a chance to upset the Quips. ELUDES DEFENDER—Terry Swanson of Aliquippa eludes a Washington defender in the Quips 34-7 win, Swanson rushed for 206 yards. The WPIAL’s leading rusher junior Shai “Shy” McKenzie, entered the game with 2,689 yards and 42 touchdowns, but the Quips held him to only 33 yards on 18 carries. It was Aliquippa’s junior Terry Swanson who stole the show by rushing for 206 yards, including a 60 yards touchdown to lead the Quips to a 34-7 victory.The best–kept secret in football isn’t one anymore, other than perhaps if you see Swanson out of uniform.Swanson and Dravon Henry are the only set of teammates in the WPIAL to have rushed for more than 1,000 yards.Aliquippa won a record 15th WPIAL football championship. The Quips are a Class A school that plays up in classification to Class AA. The two best area teams are Aliquippa and Clairton. It would make for a dream matchup. Will they ever face one another?“We had a deal to play Clairton at the beginning of the 2012 season,” said defensive coach Greg Gill. “But, the WPIAL would not approve of the game. I hope someone can make that game happen and the Bears will find out what Aliquippa is all about.”
Facebook621Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Washington House DemocratsState Representative Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater) is donating the difference between his cost of living increase and other state workers to charity.State Representative Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater) announced that he will donate to charity any cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) provided to Legislators in excess of the COLA provided to teachers, state employees, long-term care workers, and other state collectively bargained agreements.“I deeply respect the individual decision each lawmaker will make regarding their COLA,” Reykdal said. “These are friends and fellow public servants. They often live away from their families and their communities for several months in order to serve in our citizen legislature.“There are 147 passionate and deserving legislators that serve, but speaking only for myself and as a former classroom teacher, I think it is inappropriate to accept any percentage greater than what our teachers, state employees, and other public servants receive for a COLA.”In 1986, the voters of Washington adopted a constitutional amendment taking away the salary setting authority of the Legislature. Instead, The Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials is tasked with setting salaries of legislators, statewide office holders, and judges.The independent commission approved an 11.2% COLA for legislators over two years.“It’s good policy to have a citizens’ commission doing this. Legislators should not set their own salaries,” Reykdal said. “But, after six years of frozen pay for our educators and state employees that choose a life of public service, they should be first in line now that the economy is recovering.”Reykdal will donate the difference between the Legislature’s COLA (expected to be 8% beginning in September) and the COLA provided to teachers, state employees, and other bargaining groups as determined in the final operating budget to the Children’s Fund Charity.“This fund reimburses teachers who spend money out of their own pockets to buy meals, jackets, shoes, glasses, and other necessities for their students,” Reykdal said. “Educators are heroes who deserve substantially more compensation than we currently provide. They should not have to be on our state’s social safety net at the same time.”“At this point we are working hard to get our teachers and public employees a 3% COLA in the first year. If that holds, I will donate the difference, 5% of my legislative salary, to the Children’s Fund Charity. And I will continue to do so in perpetuity until teachers and state employees achieve 11.2% COLAs.”
Arcata >> For the new-look Humboldt State men’s basketball team, their first introduction into California Collegiate Athletic Association play is going to be quite a doozy.Not only is the Jacks’ No. 1 rival in town. Not only is there going to be a national audience on ESPN3 watching from around Humboldt County and beyond. But the level of competition between the Jacks’ home opener and what they’re going to be seeing tonight is about to go up a couple of levels.Humboldt State and 7th-ranked …
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A woman was allegedly raped and burnt alive by five men in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh late on Sunday night. It was the third incident of rape in the state in as many days.According to police, the accused forcibly entered the house of 35-year-old Anarkali in Prabhapur village and gang-raped her. Her husband, who works in Delhi, was away when the crime took place.After raping her, the accused allegedly poured petrol on the victim and set her on fire. She was taken to Etah district hospital by the neighbours where the woman succumbed to her grievous burn injuries about 90 minutes after being admitted.However, before dying, the victim made a statement to the additional district magistrate. Her children have also identified one of the accused. However, no arrest was made in the case till Monday morning.Earlier, a Dalit teenager was stabbed in her eyes after she resisted rape by two young men in Kannauj district, while another Dalit girl was raped by a man at gunpoint in Basti district.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy “I played the best I could here,” she said.But Williams hasn’t made it farther than the quarterfinals at any Premier Mandatory or Grand Slam tourney since last year’s BNP Paribas Open. Until Kerber stopped her, Williams had won four matches in a row for the first time since last year in the desert.Bencic was pushed to three sets for the first time in four matches at the tournament. She was coming off a straight-set upset of defending champion and top-ranked Naomi Osaka in the fourth round.Pliskova raced to 4-1 lead before wrapping up the second set. In the third, she overcame a break point to hold at 2-all but only won one more game the rest of the way.“Physically, it was tough somehow, and the wind didn’t help much,” Pliskova said. “So my serve was bad, my shots were bad.”Bencic improved to 18-3 this year. She won her third career title at Dubai last month and her first since 2015. The 22-year-old Swiss player missed five months in 2017 after wrist surgery.“When you’re confident, you can really just trust your instincts and you don’t have to think about it at all,” Bencic said. “I’m definitely playing how I feel it, and it’s going well so I’m not planning on changing that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Milos Raonic, of Canada, celebrates winning a point against Miomir Kecmanovic, of Serbia, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)INDIAN WELLS, California— Milos Raonic made sure Miomir Kecmanovic’s good luck finally ran out at the BNP Paribas Open.Raonic beat the 19-year-old Serb 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semifinals and improve to 19-4 at Indian Wells since 2014.ADVERTISEMENT “I knew he had nothing to lose, and I had to be really disciplined with myself,” Raonic said.In January, Raonic beat Kecmanovic in straight sets on his way to the title at Brisbane in January.Belinda Bencic beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the semis, ensuring her return to the top 20 in the rankings.“I wouldn’t believe I win today again,” Bencic said. “I’m not going to the court with any expectation. I’m just trying to play. This is the mentality I have, and this is the mentality I’m going to keep having.”Bencic’s victory set up a semifinal against No. 8 seed Angelique Kerber, who beat error-prone Venus Williams 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a matchup of 30-somethings.Williams led 4-2 in the first set before Kerber won three straight games to go up 5-4. Kerber held to force the tiebreaker, which she dominated.It took Kerber several games in the opening set to get used to Williams’ changing tactics.“She changed the rhythm a little bit,” Kerber said. “Going for it when she put the lob ones and the high ones and the short ones. In the first set I was moving everywhere and when I have the chances to move her.”Williams fought off two break points to tie the second set 2-all before Kerber again won three games in a row for a 5-2 lead. She broke Williams in the match’s longest game that went to deuce five times when Williams’ forehand went wide.Williams alternately smacked winners from the baseline and sprayed shots beyond the lines. She had her right knee taped and didn’t appear to be moving with ease or serving with much pace. Barcelona against haste of introducing bigger Club World Cup Raonic fired 13 aces against no double faults in putting away Kecmanovic in 72 minutes on a sunny, windy and cool day in the Southern California desert.“Even when I was hitting the spots, I wasn’t hitting them that well,” Raonic said about his serving. “I think that can get better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe’ll try to improve next against No. 7 Dominic Thiem, who advanced via walkover when No. 18 Gael Monfils announced on court that he couldn’t play because of a left Achilles injury.At 15-3 this year, Monfils was off to the best start of his career. But he was 0-4 against Thiem. LATEST STORIES Kecmanovic was the first lucky loser to reach the quarterfinals at the tournament since it became a Masters 1000 event in 1990. Ranked 130th in the world, the Serb lost in qualifying, but his fortune soon turned.Three seeded players withdrew before the tournament began, clearing the way for Kecmanovic to become a lucky loser and receive a first-round bye.The teenager certainly made the most of it. Kecmanovic got by three players, including 30th-seeded Laslo Djere, in straight sets to set up his second meeting with Raonic.That’s where Kecmanovic’s luck ended.Raonic won 88 percent of his first-serve points and saved all three break chances against him.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Mahindra XUV300 is scheduled to launch on February 14. The much awaited compact SUV has been receiving a lot of praise for its technical specifications, including powerful petrol and diesel engines. The company is expecting the XUV500-inspired vehicle to turn its fortunes in the segment.A major competitor for XUV300 in the compact SUV segment will be Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, which has been quite popular ever since its launch in March 2016. India’s largest carmaker sold 148,462 units of Vitara Brezza in 2017-18, with average monthly sales of around 12,372 units. Maruti Suzuki Vitara BrezzaOnce XUV300 is launched, it will be interesting to see how it fares against Vitara Brezza. But for now, I give you a detailed comparison between the technical specifiactions of the two compact SUVs.EngineUnder the hood, XUV300 will offer a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel one. The petrol motor will produce 110 bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque, while the diesel powertrain will churn out 115 bhp of power and 300 Nm of torque. The compact SUV’s petrol and diesel variants will return mileage-figures of 17 kmpl and 20 kmpl, respectively.Vitara Brezza gets only a diesel powertrain. The four-cylinder, 1.3-litre, DDiS 200 engine is good for 89 bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque. Maruti Suzuki claims a fuel a fuel efficiency of 24.3 kmpl for the compact SUV.DimensionsXUV300 will have a length and width of 3,995 mm and 1,821 mm, respectively. Its height will be 1,617 mm and wheelbase 2,600 mm. It will come with a 265-litre boot and a 42-litre fuel tank.advertisementVitara Brezza is 3,995 mm long and 1,790 mm wide. It has a height of 1,640 mm and its wheelbase measures 2500 mm. The compact SUV gets a 328-litre boot and a 48-litre fuel tank.TransmissionXUV300 will have a standard six-speed manual gearbox. There are expectations that the company will give the vehicle an automatic transmission in near-future.The diesel engine in Vitara Brezza is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox with an option for an automatic transmission as well.BrakesXUV300 gets disc brakes on all four wheels. ABS (Antilock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) is standard across all the variants of the compact SUV.Vitara Brezza comes in with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. It also gets ABS (Antilock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) as standard across all its variants.TyresXUV300 gets 17-inch alloy wheels.Vitara Brezza only gets 16-inch alloy wheels.ALSO READ | Mahindra XUV300: Ahead of its launch on February 14, everything you need to knowALSO READ | Kawasaki Versys 1000 introduced in India, priced at Rs 10.69 lakhALSO READ | Land Rover Discovery Sport set to get major updates in 2019