American Sniper Interpreter Praises Trump Executive Order

first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share Share this article US ‘American Sniper’ Interpreter Praises Trump Executive Order By Epoch Newsroom January 29, 2017 Updated: January 29, 2017center_img Show Discussion The interpreter for “American Sniper” Chris Kyle has spoken out about President Donald Trump’s controversial block on refugees in the United States for 120 days and the barring of visa entry from citizens of seven countries.Johnny Walker, who worked as Kyle’s Iraqi translator during the Iraq War, told Independent Journal Review: “I agree 100% with President Trump’s decision. The national security of the United States is a paramount issue.”“All President Trump is doing is ensuring that people can go about their day without living in so much fear. Women won’t have to worry about walking around the mall; kids won’t have to worry about going to the school,” he said.Walker added that many of the countries on the list—which include Libya, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia—”don’t have a database that keeps track of its citizens.”“It wouldn’t be hard for someone to get into the U.S. whose loyalty lies with ISIS or a militia aligned with Iran. While the militia isn’t necessarily our enemy right now, they don’t have loyalty to the U.S., they are loyal to the interests of the government that funds them. And that government says “Death to America,” he added. “ISIS’s strongholds are in Iraq and Syria. We all know what they want to do to Americans.”Trump’s order on Friday has been met with much criticism and protests over the weekend—namely after some people from those seven countries were detained at airports. @th3j35t3r @washingtonpost Same thing happening to Johnny Walkerhttps://t.co/05bPZnWSeD— Mike Metcalf (@aggie1ge) January 29, 2017The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, slammed Trump’s order, even mocking him when a New York judge on Saturday placed a temporary block in response.“I hope Trump enjoys losing,” ACLU national political director Faiz Shakir told Yahoo News. “He’s going to lose so much we’re going to get sick and tired of his losing,” he added.The ACLU wrote on Twitter: “Our courts today worked as they should as bulwarks against government abuse or unconstitutional policies and orders.”The move was also met with criticism from House and Senate Democrats and some Republicans.Related CoverageTrump Slams McCain, Graham After Criticism on Immigration OrderTrump Will ‘Show Compassion to Those Fleeing Oppression’Sens. John McCain and Linsey Graham, both Republicans, issued a joint statement that read: “It is clear from the confusion at our airports across the nation that President Trump’s executive order was not properly vetted. We are particularly concerned by reports that this order went into effect with little to no consultation with the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security.”But the Department of Homeland Security, in a statement, says it won’t budge on Trump’s orders and will “will continue to enforce all” of them.“Trump’s Executive Order affects a minor portion of international travelers, and is a first step towards reestablishing control over America’s borders and national security,” the statement continues. Chris Kyle, deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. Expect more SEAL sniper movies. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley) last_img read more

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Third Boy Scout Dies After Sailboat Hits Power Line in Texas

first_img Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussion AUSTIN, Texas—An 11-year-old Boy Scout died on Monday from injuries suffered aboard a sailboat that hit an overhead power line and killed two other boys on an east Texas lake over the weekend, a state official said.The boy died at a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he was airlifted after the Saturday accident on Lake O’ The Pines, said Steve Lightfoot, a spokesman for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.The boy was one of three aboard a catamaran sailboat that struck a power line during a Scout outing. Game wardens found the boat on fire about 300 yards (274 meters) from power lines.The two Scouts who died at the scene may have been electrocuted, the department has said. The department said the two who died were 18 and 16 years old, though local media gave the older boy’s age as 17.Lightfoot declined to identify the three, citing department policy on naming minors. Local media have identified them as Will Brannon, 17; Heath Faucheux, 16; and Thomas Larry, 11.They were all were part of Troop 620 from Hallsville, Texas, Parks and Wildlife said.Lightfoot said an investigation was continuing. US center_img Third Boy Scout Dies After Sailboat Hits Power Line in Texas By Reuters August 7, 2017 Updated: August 8, 2017 Share A stock photo of an ambulance. (OgnjenO/shutterstock) last_img read more

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Washington Mayor Predicted Problems with HighSpeed Train Route Before Accident Report

first_imgThe scene where an Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over interstate highway I-5 in DuPont, Washington, on Dec. 18, 2017. (Reuters/Steve Dipaola) This catastrophic derailment is horrific. My thoughts are with those injured & our first responders who rushed to the scene. The City of Seattle has offered our assistance & is ready to work with Amtrak, local, state, federal officials in the aftermath of this tragic incident.— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) December 18, 2017 US News Share this article Show Discussion A Washington mayor fought against the rail line that carries high-speed passenger trains from Tacoma to Olympia, and predicted that because of safety issues with the route, fatalities were inevitable. On Monday, Dec. 18, his prediction came true when an Amtrak passenger train jumped the rails in DuPont, killing at least three and leaving 10 critically wounded.Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson said he thought it was only a matter of time before someone was hurt, although likely for a different reason than what happened Monday.“I didn’t predict a time, but I did say somebody is going to get killed,” he told the Seattle Times on Monday. “I hoped that wasn’t right.”center_img Washington Mayor Predicted Problems with High-Speed Train Route Before Accident: Report By Holly Kellum December 20, 2017 Updated: December 20, 2017 He said he was worried about the number of at-grade rail crossings along the train’s route, and that because the high-speed passenger train was being put on a little-used freight line instead of a new one, a lot of safety features that he thought should be in place were grandfathered out. Rescue personnel and equipment are seen at the scene where an Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over Interstate highway I-5 in DuPont, Washington, on Dec. 18, 2017. (Reuters/Steve Dipaola/File Photo)“The principal risk we identified was actually the number of crossings and the lack of familiarity people had in the area with trains,” he said. “We thought a train-vehicle collision was virtually inevitable.”He said that if the line had been built from scratch, there likely would have been more tunnels and overpasses built to protect people at crossings. The scene where an Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over interstate highway I-5 in DuPont, Washington, on Dec. 18, 2017. (Reuters/Steve Dipaola)He also objected to the new line on monetary grounds, saying that for the number of people who use the high-speed passenger service, using taxpayer money for it was not justified.The derailed Amtrak train – traveling at more than 80 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone – met its tragic fate off a highway overpass on the I-5 highway at about 7:30 a.m. The train fell onto highway traffic, hitting five cars and two semi trucks.There were 86 people on board, Amtrak reports, 10 of who were taken to the hospital in critical condition and another four with moderate injuries, according to the Washing State Patrol’s blog.The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. An Amtrak train seen hanging from a highway overpass in DuPont, Washington, on Dec. 18, 2017. (WSDOT/Twitter) From NTD.tvFollow Holly on Twitter: @HollyGailK  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Sharelast_img read more

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Four More Die in E Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

first_img Four More Die in E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce By Reuters June 1, 2018 Updated: June 1, 2018 Four more people died from an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday, bringing the total toll to five.Twenty-five more people have taken ill since the last update from the agency on May 16, with 197 patients from 35 states now affected, the CDC said.The patients who died were from Arkansas, California, Minnesota, and New York.Some affected people did not report eating romaine lettuce, but had contact with those who fell ill after consuming the popular salad plant, the CDC said.Most new cases involve people who became sick two or three weeks ago, when the tainted lettuce was still available for sale.The U.S. Food And Drug Administration has said the harvest season for romaine lettuce is over. The reported strain of E. coli, which produces poisonous substances known as Shiga toxins, can cause severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting.By Tamara Mathias   US News Share this article Show Discussion Share Watch Now: 5 Imported Foods From China You Should Avoid  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Romaine lettuce has been identified as the source of E. coli bacteria. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) last_img read more

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2 Teenagers 2 Adults Were Found in Cave—Now They Are in Serious

first_img Share this article In January 2018, Vitaliy Datskiy‘s two friends reported him missing when he didn’t meet up at a designated point in the ski area. Datskiy was reported snowboarding around the ski area and crossed a boundary that warned of dangerous zones. Datskiy’s body was recovered in May 2018. The Bellingham Herald reported.Datskiy’s family has started a GoFundMe page for any support people can give.Watch Next: Man Saves Bunny From Flames in California Show Discussion US News 2 Teenagers, 2 Adults Were Found in Cave—Now They Are in Serious Condition By Alan Cheung June 6, 2018 Updated: September 27, 2018center_img Two Boy Scouts and two troop leaders are now in serious condition after spending a night inside a cave on Mount Baker in Washington state on June 4.A man, woman and two 13-year old boys were airlifted to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and were being treated for hypothermia on the afternoon of June 4. Their identities are still unknown because of patient privacy issues. The Bellingham Herald reported.They sought shelter in a cave on the 10,781-foot mountain after getting lost on June 3.Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said the four people were reported to be missing when they didn’t reconvene with the other scouts after an attempted summit on Mount Baker.Deputy Mark Jilk assisted in the search with his Navy helicopter. He picked up the four people near the summit of the volcano. Jilk described the weather to be cold and snowy.This is not the first time people have gone missing on Mount Baker. In 2017, a roommate reported that 22-year old Jake Amancio and 20-year old Drew Lenz missing after they didn’t return from snowboarding at Snoqualmie National Forest on Mount Baker. The Whatcom County Sheriff Office is currently searching for their bodies. Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

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21 People Exposed to Rabies in Colorado After Woman Shows Orphaned Raccoon

first_img 21 People Exposed to Rabies in Colorado After Woman Shows Orphaned Raccoon to Friends By Zachary Stieber July 6, 2018 Updated: June 23, 2019 US News A raccoon is seen in its enclosure at the Schwarze Berge wildlife park in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Feb. 28, 2013. (Sven Hoppe/AFP/Getty Images) Show Discussion Share this articlecenter_img Twenty-one people in Colorado were exposed to rabies after a woman brought a baby raccoon into her house and showed it to her friends, officials said.A woman in Weld County found the raccoon after it had been abandoned by its mother.By the time the raccoon was tested for rabies, 21 family and friends had been exposed to it.Twenty of those people asked to see the raccoon after the woman spread the word about it, according to Rachel Freeman, the communications supervisor at the Weld County Health Department.“It’s unusual to see that,” Freeman told the Greeley Tribune. “This was a baby wild animal, so I think there was some heightened interest in seeing a baby animal in the home.”Later, the woman contacted an animal shelter in the county, hoping it would rehabilitate the raccoon. The shelter was unable to accept the animal and administrators there contacted the department, which contacted the woman and asked if the raccoon could be tested for rabies. Officials noted that this year appears to be one for high rabies exposure in animals.“It is very important that people not touch or go near wild animals,” said Mark Wallace, executive director of the Weld County Health Department, in a statement.“We’re not just seeing typical skunk or bat rabies this year,” added Wallace. “We’re concerned about the growing number of cases among other animals such as raccoons and cats.”Anyone who spots a wild animal that appears to be sick, injured, or orphaned, they should contact local animal control officers to deal with it and not approach it themselves.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rabies is a viral disease most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. Most of the cases reported to agency officials involve wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, and bats.“The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. The early symptoms of rabies in people are similar to that of many other illnesses, including fever, headache, and general weakness or discomfort,” the agency stated.“As the disease progresses, more specific symptoms appear and may include insomnia, anxiety, confusion, slight or partial paralysis, excitation, hallucinations, agitation, hypersalivation (increase in saliva), difficulty swallowing, and hydrophobia (fear of water). Death usually occurs within days of the onset of these symptoms.”In the Colorado case, officials said all 21 people are being treated but none have confirmed rabies. Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Sharelast_img read more

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first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Show Discussion Share Mega Millions Sees $1 Billion Jackpot; Powerball Hits $470 Million By Jack Phillips October 19, 2018 Updated: October 19, 2018center_img US News The Mega Millions jackpot jumped to $1 billion on Oct. 19, and the next drawing is tonight at 11 p.m. ET.It’s the largest-ever Mega Millions prize. It has a cash option of $565 million.The winning numbers will be posted online and as well as on the Mega Millions app after they’re revealed. “Information on the number of winners is posted on Wednesday and Saturday mornings after Mega Millions lottery security has verified winning ticket sales,” Mega Millions says on its website.The Mega Millions game is available in 44 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets can be bought for $2.“Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers—five different numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25—or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing,” Mega Millions says online.It is the second-largest jackpot for any lottery game played in the United States, behind the Jan. 13, 2016, Powerball that had a $1,586,400,000 jackpot. It was split three ways. The Mega Millions prize has grown because no one has hit the jackpot since July 24.According to USA Today, if there are no winners as of Oct. 19, the prize will increase to $1.6 billion by Tuesday, Oct. 23.There is a one in 292.2 million chance of winning the Powerball lottery and a one in 302.5 million chance of winning the Mega Millions.The Powerball jackpot, meanwhile, grew to $470 million, and the next drawing is Saturday, Oct. 20.Most people, according to experts, don’t expect to win and instead are trying to be a part of a community. Jane L. Risen, a professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago, told USA Today: “It creates this sense of community. It creates this sense of camaraderie. I also think that it creates a potential sense of regret to not be the one playing.”Lottery Extreme says that the top 6 most common lottery numbers drawn since 1996 are: 2,17,31,39,4, and 29. The number 2 was last drawn on Oct.2 in a lottery.Winners can remain anonymous in six states—Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Carolina. In Arizona, people who win more than $600 can keep their names secret for 90 days after claiming prizes, but after that names are public record. In Michigan, winners are anonymous unless they win Mega Millions or Powerball prizes.“Everyone is talking about the jackpot and running out to buy tickets for tonight’s drawing,” Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming director, said in a CBS News report. “It’s always a thrill to have both jackpots rolling, but there’s an extra spark now with Mega Millions reaching a new record,” he added to ABC News.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Share this articlelast_img read more

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OSU Crook County Open Campus Presents Business Fundamentals Bootcamp Taught by Paul

OSU Crook County Open Campus Presents Business Fundamentals Bootcamp Taught by Paul

first_img Tumblr Email By CBN Pinterest OSU Crook County Open Campus Presents Business Fundamentals Bootcamp Taught by Paul Gratton E-Headlines Google+ LinkedIncenter_img on September 2, 2014 Facebook Share. The Business Fundamentals Bootcamp will help you build your business the smart way, through a series of workshops on business topics such as: entrepreneurship, marketing, management, human resources, and operations. The Business Fundamentals Bootcamp is for anyone who is interested in tuning up, or starting up, an organization. All are welcome, including those currently working in for-profit business, non-profit organizations, small businesses, or even for those who have an idea and are not yet in business.Class Schedule:September 29: EntrepreneurshipOctober 13: MarketingOctober 27: ManagementNovember 3: Human ResourcesNovember 17: OperationsCost: $10 per course — registration through the OSU Extension Service Office. Please call (541) 447-6228 or stop by the OSU Extension Service office to sign up. OSU Extension Service Office is located at 498 Se Lynn Blvd, Prineville OR 97754Location: COCC Crook County Open Campus Building Prineville.Time: Each class will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m.Jeremy W. GreenOregon State UniversityAssociate Professor, 4-H Youth DevelopmentSchool of Social and Behavioral Health SciencesCrook County Extension541-447-6228541-416-2115 (FAX)jeremy.green@oregonstate.edu Twitter 0last_img read more

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Parametrix Has Expanded Operations in Oregon with a New Office in Bend

Parametrix Has Expanded Operations in Oregon with a New Office in Bend

first_img Facebook Share. The Parametrix staff in Bend specialize in civil engineering, site development, transportation and land surveying. The Bend location will enhance the firm’s capabilities throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. They have recently worked with clients such as the City of Bend, Sunriver Resort, Brooks Resources Corporation, Bonneville Power Administration, Crooked River Ranch and many others in Central Oregon.Barry Johnson, PE, will lead the operations in Bend overseeing project delivery and business development. He has over 29 years of experience in civil design and land development. Prior to joining Parametrix, Johnson led the Bend office of WH Pacific where he led projects such as the Bend New Middle School site development, Newport Avenue Bridge Replacement, and the NorthWest Crossing Discovery Park Development.Johnson is supported by Jim Frost, PE, a senior engineer and client manager with over 26 years of experience. Andrew Huston, PLS will lead the survey practice for the firm’s Oregon location with more than 17 years of experience managing large survey efforts for a broad client base.“The Bend location strengthens our presence in Oregon and compliments the services already provided in transportation, water, and environmental planning and compliance out of our Portland office. The strengths of the staff in our Bend office are well-matched with our core competencies firmwide,” said Jeff Peacock, Parametrix CEO.Founded in 1969, Parametrix provides services in the core practice areas of transportation, environmental planning and compliance, water, and community building across the western United States. Established in Portland in 1989, the firm’s Oregon office has been involved in some of the region’s most important projects such as the Columbia River Crossing, Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail Expansion, Newberg-Dundee Bypass, and Port of Vancouver industrial compliance projects.”We are excited to expand our client base and geographic presence by adding the Bend location,” commented Richard Roché, vice president of Parametrix’s Oregon operations.Parametrix is a 100-percent, employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service.www.Parametrix.com E-Headlines Twitter on March 3, 2015 LinkedIn By CBNcenter_img Parametrix Has Expanded Operations in Oregon with a New Office in Bend 0 Pinterest Tumblr Google+ Emaillast_img read more

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