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Bond set for Laurel, Nebraska Murder Suspect, Fertilizer Tariffs, Kid Count Poll, Pollock’s Mural Returns to Iowa and more | Pro Club Bd

A judge has posted $5 million bail for a man suspected of killing four people in the small northeastern Nebraska town of Laurel last week.

Jason Jones, 42, would have to pay 10% or $500,000 to get out of prison while awaiting trial on four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of arson and four counts of possession of firearms.

Police say Jones set fire to two houses and was badly burned. He remains hospitalized in a Lincoln Burn Unit.

A Norfolk woman is facing five criminal charges, including three felonies, for allegedly helping her teenage daughter abort, burn and bury her fetus earlier this year.

The Sioux City Journal reports that 41-year-old Jessica Burgess has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial in Madison County Circuit Court. Her then 17-year-old daughter Celeste Burgess, who is on trial as an adult, also pleaded not guilty to three counts, including one felony.

And a 22-year-old man accused of helping the two bury the fetus pleaded no plea to a misdemeanor and will be sentenced later this month.

Both US Senators from Iowa, along with their Republican counterparts, voted against the Democrats’ climate and health care package.

Senator Joni Ernst is among Republicans who have unsuccessfully offered amendments to the bill. She offered an additional cap on the $75-hundred-dollar EV purchase subsidy.

Ernst said the critical minerals needed for electric vehicle batteries are mined in areas of Africa where some companies have used child labor in the past

Senator Chuck Grassley offered an amendment to change the federal tax deduction Americans can claim in high-tax states. Grassley unsuccessfully proposed increasing the deduction for student loan interest and the child and dependent care tax credit.

Grassley has also blasted the Senate Democratic leader for scheduling votes this weekend after hinting months ago that the Senate would be on recess, forcing Grassley to miss a family reunion he had scheduled. Grassley’s opponent, Democrat Mike Franken, said Grassley should try to station for a year like Franken did in the Navy.

Iowa Attorney General is asking President Joe Biden to waive fertilizer tariffs. Tom Miller joins the Farm Bureau, the American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers in asking the President to lift import tariffs on phosphate fertilizer products from Morocco.

Miller says while crop prices have roughly doubled in recent years, fertilizer prices are two to four times what they were in September 2020, according to research from Iowa State University.

A new report ranked Iowa ninth nationally for child welfare.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count report ranks states based on 12 factors grouped into four categories: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.

But Iowa’s high ranking can be misleading. So says Anne Discher, the executive director of Common Good Iowa, which is a partner of the foundation.

For example, Discher says that Iowa ranks first nationwide when it comes to graduating high school on time, but falls behind in other areas.

“We are 21st in terms of the percentage of young children attending preschool. We rank 22nd for the percentage of fourth graders who are not good at reading and 25th for the percentage of eighth graders who are not good at math.”

According to Discher, these rankings should alert state legislators to better fund education and other initiatives for children.

The Iowa Department of Education has received a federal grant to get more local foods into schools and daycares.

This is the second time the department has received a two-year scholarship to the Iowa Farm to School program. The Iowa Department of Agriculture contributes appropriate funds.

Brenda Windmuller is with the Iowa Department of Education. She says the department will hold more training for school staff on food safety and how local foods could be incorporated into school lunches.

“Our big thing is we want to make sure the public knows what’s going on. We want to increase the number of schools participating in farm-to-school initiatives and maybe eliminate some of that hesitation.”

The USDA awarded the Iowa Department of Education a $67,000 grant to support its Farm-to-School program. The state’s Department of Agriculture will also contribute $25,000.

The 2022 Iowa State Fair begins Thursday. The organization is still recovering financially from the cancellation of the 2020 show due to the pandemic, according to CEO and general manager Gary Slater.

The State Fair lost $13 million when the event was canceled in 2020, but qualified for a $11 million “closed venues” grant from the federal government.

Events are held at the fairgrounds every month of the year and the fair has nearly 60 full-time employees year-round. Attendance was down a bit during last year’s Iowa State Fair, but the 11-day run of the 2021 State Fair brought in $36 million in profit.

* For more State Fair history, see:

The Iowa DNR is seeking help with its annual wild turkey census.

Officials tell Radio Iowa people can go to the Iowa DNR website and look for the turkey tab to report sightings. So far the population has been pretty strong.

Every year, 50,000 wild turkey licenses are purchased from the DNR – but most hunters never take a bird. The success rate is 22%. The turkey survey lasts until August.

After a nearly ten-year world tour that included a stop in Sioux City, Jackson Pollock’s oil painting, known simply as “Mural,” is back in Iowa City and will be on public display again later this month.

The director of the University of Iowa’s Stanley Museum of Art says if Mural were a person, its passport would show at least 14 new venues and it would have earned more than 20,000 frequent flyer miles.

Besides Sioux City, the painting was in Berlin, London, Venice and Barcelona, ​​in addition to many places in the United States.

The oil painting was made in 1943 and measures 8 feet high and 20 feet long. Pollock was commissioned to create “Mural” by legendary art collector Peggy Guggenheim, who donated the piece to the University of Iowa in 1951.

The painting was seen by more than 2.7 million people after it left Iowa City on a planned world tour immediately after a 2008 flood. During his tour, Mural was insured for $144 million, although that number is abstract as the painting is irreplaceable.

The Stanley Museum of Art will reopen on August 26th.

The Pollock is among around 700 artworks in all media by more than 600 artists on display.

*For more information on the “Mural” story, see:

Press release from Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller:

Miller urges Biden to waive fertilizer tariffs

“Farmers and the consumers who depend on them cannot afford delay”

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller issued the following statement:

“I join the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Soybean Association and the National Corn Growers Association in calling on President Biden to waive import tariffs on phosphate fertilizer products from Morocco.

“I’ve spoken to many farmers and agribusinesses in Iowa about the impact of high fertilizer prices. It’s critical that the President act as soon as possible as growers begin buying fertilizers in preparation for the 2023 growing season. These farmers have suffered enough already: While crop prices have roughly doubled in recent years, fertilizer prices are two to four times what they were in September 2020, according to an Iowa State University study I requested.

“There is mounting evidence that these tariffs are unnecessary to protect domestic fertilizer producers. These tariffs are the result of intense lobbying by Mosaic Co. and led to greater concentration of the phosphate fertilizer market, in which Mosaic already had a near-monopoly. The ISU study shows that Mosaic’s net income increased by 418% from 2018-19 to 2020-21.

“I am grateful that in July the US International Trade Commission voted unanimously to reject anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of urea ammonium nitrate, another critical fertilizer for farmers.

“The Trade Commission should also reverse its decision to allow tariffs on phosphate fertilizer products. In the meantime, however, President Biden should use his powers to waive the tariffs. Farmers and the consumers who depend on them cannot afford to delay.

“I remain concerned that producers are using higher crop prices to increase yields. My office will continue to investigate the factors that led to the high prices and I will continue to work with US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who has urged fertilizer manufacturers not to take advantage of the situation.”

The following are previous statements and actions by Attorney General Miller regarding fertilizer prices this year:

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US returns 30 looted antiques to Cambodia | Pro Club Bd

American and Cambodian officials on Monday urged museums and private collectors to investigate the origins of their Khmer art to see if it had been looted, and officials demonstrated the prevalence of such thefts at an event marking the return of 30 antiquities Cambodia was celebrated.

Standing behind officials were seven masterpieces of the country’s ancient heritage, including a 10th-century sandstone statue known as “Skanda on a Peacock,” which investigators say was of a Khmer Rouge conscript and self-proclaimed looter of a temple was stolen in 1997.

The Cambodian government is also set to welcome back a 1.5m-tall sculpture of a Hindu god, Ganesha, but the four-tonne sculpture was only depicted on a poster on Monday, fearing it would take elevators into the US attorney’s offices would break in Manhattan for the Southern District of New York.

Both objects are believed to have been looted from the archaeological site of Koh Ker, the capital of the ancient Khmer Empire.

The antiques being repatriated, officials said, were all trafficked by an organized looting network and sold on the western art market by Douglas AJ Latchford, a British art dealer and collector of Cambodian antiquities. He died in 2020, less than a year after being accused of smuggling looted relics and covering up their tainted history by forging documents to help sell them.

“It’s like a return of the souls of our culture to our peoples,” Keo Chhea, Cambodia’s Ambassador to the United States, said at Monday’s news conference.

The relics were returned as part of an investigation into Mr. Latchford by federal prosecutors in New York and the Department of Homeland Security. They were confiscated by two people and an American museum that had owned the artifacts. All three cooperated with investigators.

“We commend individuals and institutions who made the decision to do the right thing,” said Damian Williams, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, “and after learning the provenance of the antiques in their possession decided to keep these pieces to voluntarily return to their home country. ”

The owner of “Skanda on a Peacock,” which depicts the Hindu deity Skanda riding the bird, inherited the sculpture from a collector who bought it from Mr. Latchford in 2000 for $1.5 million, according to court records. The heir, who has not been publicly identified, agreed to turn possession of the artifact over to federal authorities.

Twenty-five of the antiques being brought back to Cambodia were presented by James H. Clark, the Internet pioneer and Netscape founder, who said he spent about $35 million buying dozens of Cambodian and Southeast Asian antiques, many of which he formerly bought furnish a penthouse in miami beach.

“I remember walking through my apartment one day and looking at these objects and thinking, ‘They really should be in a museum and not privately owned,'” Mr Clark said in a telephone interview on Monday. “And there they will be.”

Federal officials said Mr Latchford led Mr Clark to believe the artifacts were being lawfully sold and that Mr Clark agreed to give away 35 items, most of which were from Cambodia, after proving otherwise. These items include the elephant-headed Ganesha, a seated bronze Buddha, and a sandstone Buddha.

The 30 artifacts cited Monday are due to arrive in Cambodia by October, after which the government hopes for a national celebration to mark their return, said Bradley J. Gordon, a lawyer representing the country. Government officials intend for the items to eventually go on public display, he said.

Four of the antiques were donated by the Denver Art Museum. The museum declined to comment on the ceremony but said it was also currently researching two objects from Thailand linked to Mr Latchford.

Criminal proceedings against Mr Latchford have been dropped since his death. During his lifetime, Mr. Latchford, who had been lauded by the Cambodian government for his research into Khmer art and his contributions to state museums, had argued that Westerners who bought such antiques and sold or donated them to museums viewed them before their potential for destruction.

Present at Monday’s ceremony was a delegation of Cambodian officials who have been touring the United States for the past 10 days, visiting museums in California, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York to collect documentation related to the institutions’ Khmer collections request.

Their efforts are part of a global push to recover hundreds of Khmer and pre-Khmer artifacts that have made their way around the world as a result of decades of looting. Their mission was greatly advanced with the help of a Cambodian man named Toek Tik, a former Khmer Rouge conscript, who has revealed details of his prolific looting career to authorities in order to redeem himself for acts he now regrets.

Sopheap Meas, deputy director for antiquities management at Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, said that during her travels she has seen many unique objects that she believes should never have left Cambodia.

“The burden of proof should be on the museums to show that they have the right to rightfully own Cambodia’s national treasures,” she said.

The overall message of the event, according to officials from both the United States and Cambodia, was that although these objects were repatriated, many more of illegal origin remained in the hands of private collectors and museums. Mr Williams encouraged “anyone out there who believes they have illegally obtained Cambodian or other antiques in their possession to come forward.”

“We know this issue goes much further, goes deeper than the activity of a single man,” Mr Chhea said.

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Capitol Notebook: Fertilizer Tax Waiver, Iowa AG Miller Solicits Biden | Pro Club Bd

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is speaking at a new conference in Cedar Rapids in October. Miller said Thursday he will urge state lawmakers to eliminate fees Iowans charge rating agencies to freeze and unfreeze their credit reports. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined farm groups Monday in urging President Joe Biden’s administration to waive fertilizer tariffs.

Miller issued a statement joining the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Soybean Association, and the National Corn Growers Association. The three Ag groups issued a letter late last month calling on Biden to remove or reduce tariffs on phosphate fertilizer imports from Morocco.

The US International Trade Commission imposed a 20 percent tax on phosphate fertilizers from Morocco in 2021 after an inquiry from American manufacturer Mosaic Co. said it had been hurt by government subsidies for Moroccan exports.

Fertilizer prices have risen sharply due to inflation, supply chain disruptions, changing demand and global conflicts, causing farmers financial concerns. The war between Russia and Ukraine has pushed up prices for natural gas, a key ingredient in fertilizers, and led to sanctions against Russia, a major exporter of fertilizers.

Miller referred to an Iowa State University study he commissioned on the causes of high fertilizer prices to determine if price gouging was occurring in the market. While crop prices have roughly doubled in recent years, fertilizer prices are two to four times higher than in September 2020, according to the ISU study.

“It is critical that the President act as soon as possible as growers begin purchasing fertilizers in preparation for the 2023 growing season,” Miller said in a statement. “These peasants have suffered enough.”

Miller said he was grateful that the US International Trade Commission decided not to increase tariffs on urea ammonium nitrate, another important fertilizer for farmers, and called on the commission to reverse its decision to lift tariffs on phosphate fertilizer products allow. Meanwhile, Miller said Biden should use his authority to waive import tariffs on fertilizer products. Miller said he remains concerned that producers are taking advantage of higher crop prices to boost yields.

“There is mounting evidence that these tariffs are unnecessary to protect domestic fertilizer producers,” he said.

WATER QUALITY PROJECTS: Two water quality projects will receive a total of more than $900,000 in federal funding, the state Department of Agriculture said.

A project in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa aimed at advancing various land use and water quality practices at the field’s edge will receive $480,000; and a three-year project in partnership with the Soil and Water Conservation Society aimed at building capacity and infrastructure practices at the field’s edge at four new locations within key watersheds will receive $426,000, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

“With targeted water quality funding, not only can we expand and expand existing partnerships, but we also add new projects that will be used to demonstrate new and innovative methods of conducting conservation practices,” said Mike Naig, secretary of Iowa ag a press release. “We look forward to welcoming new partners, whether rural or urban, who wish to work with us to reach more Iowans and help deploy and install best practices to improve water quality.”

WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME: The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women has announced the 2022 Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame honorees.

The four new honorees are Elizabeth Cowles, a Des Moines civic and social activist who in 1934 founded the corporation that opened a free birth control clinic for married women that later became Planned Parenthood of Iowa; Mary Elaine Richards, former Story County Attorney of Ames and first female president of the Iowa Association of County Attorneys; Laurie Schipper, former executive director of the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence of Des Moines; and Mary Swander, a Kalona-based author who is also the co-founder and executive director of a nonprofit that promotes healthy food systems through the arts.

An induction ceremony will be held at 9:30 am on August 27 at the Des Moines Playhouse. A reception follows. Both are free and open to the public, registration is not required.

LATINO FAME HALL: The newest members of the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame were announced by the Iowa Commission on Latino Affairs.

The new awardees are Edith Cabrera-Tello from Fairfield; Joe Gonzales from Des Moines; Emilia Marroquin from Storm Lake; Des Moines’ Alexia Sanchez; and R. Samuel Braden of Fredonia.

The new members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony on October 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Art Center. A reception follows. Both are free and open to the public, registration is not required.

Gazette Des Moines Bureau


Superhero fixes the Goten & Trunks issue (but will it matter?) | Pro Club Bd

Goten and Trunks have been aged for Dragon Ball Super: Superhero, but will that actually mean anything, and is it a too late change?

The recent unveiling of posters for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Superhero seems to imply that the film will correct one of the biggest grievances regarding Goten and Trunks in the series. The poster shows a slightly different and refreshing take on the wild half-Saiyajins. However, it also has the exact reason why this new angle could come back to the characters to bite them. The change could be a step in the right direction — or it could not matter at all.

Goten and Trunks are fan-favorite characters introduced during the Android saga and the former during the Great Saiyaman saga of Dragon Ball Z, respectively. You did magic dragon ball Spectators with their antics throughout the World Tournament saga and were billed as the next generation of Earth’s protectors. This was teased further throughout the Majin Buu saga, but they failed to make any significant contribution, although their fusion form Gotenks quickly gained popularity within the fandom. Since then, audiences have lamented the savage half-Saiyajins’ lack of progress throughout the events of Dragon Ball great.


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One of the biggest complaints regarding Goten and Trunks is how little they have to do over the course of the sequel. They are never shown to grow at all. Not even physically as I was stuck and looking the same as at the end of the Majin Buu saga although years had passed since then. The result is stagnation – not just as fighters, but as characters. They never get the chance to grow like Goku, and certainly not like Gohan did just before them. While the new powers certainly haven’t set the world on fire, many fans are delighted that the two are shown at least a little older. The problem is that it might not matter.

Why DBS: Superhero’s Goten and Trunks Fix Doesn’t Matter

Dragon Ball Z Goths and Trunks

Front and center is on her poster dragon balls Fat Gotenks – a reminder of the characters’ biggest mistake and a somber hint that, despite physical aging, they may not have grown at all. However, this would not be particularly surprising. Goten and Trunks have not participated in exactly any of the major arcs since God of Destruction Beerus. This absence from the main story robs them of any real opportunity for growth. The odds that Gohan hit the mark has to do with the Saiyans, the Ginyu Squad, Frieza, and of course, Cell. Being aged haphazardly without the ability to progress through any arcs to facilitate their actual growth only serves to lessen the impact of that choice.

It also doesn’t help that the canonicity of DBS: Superhero is in question. Dragon Ball Super: Broly shocked audiences when it was officially recorded Dragon Ball great Canon. However, this film had a lot going for it that helped. The film picks up almost immediately where Tournament of Power left off. It also came out so close to the end of the Tournament of Power that the denouement was still fresh in people’s minds. This film does not yet have a TV anime companion and is set years later. That Dragon Ball great Manga hasn’t shown even the slightest hint of such a time jump at this point and it’s currently two full arcs behind the Tournament of Power and consequently Broly.

Whether or not Dragon Ball Super: Superhero actually trying to point Goten and Trunks in the right direction is an unknown. Last but not least, since their introduction in most films, the two boys have gotten quite a lot to do. This could return to that trend. Hopefully they’ll finally get to go from brave mascot/gag characters to the next generation of earth defenders they’ve been building from the start.

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Welcome to POLITICO’s West Wing Playbook, Your guide to the people and centers of power in the Biden administration.

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In November 2020, a week later JOE BIDEN A Chinese illustrator was named the winner of the presidential election YANG QUAN published several cartoons on his Weibo microblog account depicting the President-elect as evil and seemingly omnipotent.

“The sleeping king ascends the throne, the devil has risen,” reads the Chinese caption on an illustration of Biden seated on an iron throne-like chair composed of automatic weapons while surrounded by hellish fire. Yang has posted many other images in the 20 months since – often with pro-Chinese, nationalist messages.

These images were largely forgotten…. until last week, when they went viral in the United States when Democrats co-opted them as part of a meme called “Dark Brandon.”

Yang’s pictures have been shared by White House staffers, among others, Sen. CHRIS MURPHY (D-Conn.), the Senate Committee on the Environment and Buildingand thousands of Biden fans celebrate several of the President’s legislative goals passing Congress. An administrator turned around an illustration — of Biden’s yellow eyes shining — in the cover photo on her personal Twitter account.

Far from the depiction Yang intended to create, it has been revamped into a swagger depicting Biden playing fifth-dimensional chess, a master of the political dark arts.

“‘Dark Brandon’ is the vicious breed of Biden we need,” wrote Mel Magazine last month.

Biden is no stranger to being memed. During the Obama years, he was portrayed as a bumbling “Uncle Joe” who always blurted out something wrong and obsessed with his aviators and his Corvette. As president, he was castigated as elderly and frail and overwhelmed. The phrase “Let’s Go Brandon,” a euphemism for “F—Joe Biden,” became the sounding board for countless gifs and graphics.

The Dark Brandon meme stems from this. It’s been growing on Reddit, Twitter, and TikTok over the past few months — sometimes ironically to mock Trump superfans. But it made the leap into the normie discourse last weekend when the massive reconciliation package was about to pass the Senate; The sinister Biden suddenly became the all-powerful President.

“Foolish mortals, you have awakened Dark Brandon,” went a TikTok video to the tune of “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

“No more bourgeois nonsense,” read another. Several users also posted “Dark Brandon” explainer videos.

The White House leaned forward Post photos of Biden with red laser Eyes – a look more commonly used by right-wing activists and cryptocurrency evangelists in the past.

“Dark Brandon crushes it,” said the deputy press secretary ANDREW BATES wrote on Twitter.

The Dark Brandon Reddit channel was smitten with the White House hug.

The President’s opponents were not impressed. In fact, they thought it was all a bit reckless. Republican National Committee spokesman Emma Vaughncriticized the White House for releasing “Chinese propaganda to celebrate the fact that during a recession they have levied taxes and given away billions of dollars for electric vehicles that depend on China for parts”.

The meme represented a rare moment of internet virality for a president who White House officials acknowledge is not benefiting from a Twitter-heavy base of support.

And while the White House often repeats the mantra “Twitter isn’t real life,” love of the internet has been embraced in some Democratic circles after several months of trying to defend a government with approval ratings in the 1930s.

“Being a supporter of Joe Biden hasn’t been a lot of fun over the past year, and Dark Brandon is fun!” said a Democrat digital strategist close to the White House. “It’s a sign that mood is improving — it couldn’t have bubbled up unless there were some really genuine W’s to point out.”

Even the Secretary of the White House NEERA TANDEN joined. Responding to a tweet that read, “Lasers shooting out of Joe Biden’s eyes is an official statement of administration policy.” Tanden wrote“This is an official position.”

She later tweeted, “Just kidding,” and that’s exactly what one would write under pressure from Dark Brandon.

With the help of Philem Kine.

MESSAGE TO US – are you the Chinese illustrator YANG QUAN? We want to hear from you! Alex doesn’t speak Chinese, but he knows people who do. And we’ll keep you anonymous if you want. Or if you think we’ve missed something in today’s edition, let us know and we can add it tomorrow. Email us at [email protected].

This is from Allie. Which president invented the swivel chair?

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PAY A VISIT: The President and the First Lady JILL BIDEN visited flood-ravaged Kentucky on Monday to assess the damage and visit affected families. The couple, along with Gov. ANDY BESHEAR and first lady UK BESCHEAR, also met with first responders. During a briefing at a Kentucky elementary school, Biden pledged federal aid to rebuild, saying, “I promise you we’ll stay.”

A HOLE IN OUR BAGEL ITEM: Last week we covered the former Biden Covid Czar JEFF ZIENTS is an investor in Call Your Mother, the DC Jewish deli now expanding into Colorado in Spring 2023. Strictly speaking, Zients was an investor. As the Washington Post reported, he parted ways with the company. We apologize for the error. We still want the bagels.

WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS YOU TO READ: The new New York Fed Report showing consumer inflation expectations came in with a giant leap. White House Chief of Staff RON KLAIN retweeted a CNBC clip detailing the news, repeating, “It is [sic] biggest drop ever.”

WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE NOT WANT TO READ: This piece by WSJ’s CATHERINE LUCEY this contrasts with the President’s visits to Delaware, how many media interviews he has been granted since taking office: “In his first 18 months in office [Biden] traveled 46 times to Delaware and 18 times to Camp David. According to the former CBS News White House correspondent, he played 15 rounds of golf, conducted 17 formal press conferences and gave 20 interviews MARK KNOLLERof the President’s data.”

Lucey writes the numbers “underscore a media strategy that relies more on prepared remarks and brief question-and-answer sessions with reporters than on formal press conferences and interviews.”

A SERIOUS VOLUME OF STAFF NEWS: OSAREMEN OKOLO is leaving the White House, where she was policy adviser for the Office on Covid-19 Response, ours DANIEL LIPPMANN have learned. Okolo, who was previously a graduate of the Senate HELP Committee and Office of the Representative. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), goes to Harvard University to begin her PhD in the history of science.

Lipman also learned that:

— VERONICA VALDEZ is now White House liaison at the Department of Defense. Most recently, she was Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs. LEO CRUZ is now Deputy White House Liaison at the Department of Defense. Most recently he was Special Assistant to the Undersecretary of the Navy.

— ZEPPA KREAGER is now Senior Advisor to the US Ambassador to Mexico. Most recently, she was the White House liaison to the US Agency for International Development. JENNIFER SOSA replaced her as White House liaison at USAID. Most recently, she was Assistant WH Liaison at the Department of Defense.

— CAROLINE MCKAY, who was White House Chief of Staff and Deputy Assistant Secretary, has left the White House. McKay was instrumental in establishing the attorney’s office, where she worked on judicial nominations, including Biden’s election to the Supreme Court.

— JENNIFER SOKOLER replaced McKay as chief of staff. She is a former Supreme Court Attorney and appellate practice at O’Melveny and Myers. The White House also added an assistant chief of staff position for the office, which was filled by CAROLINE SABA.

ADDITIONAL UKRAINE HELP: The White House on Monday announced an additional $1 billion in aid to Ukraine as the Russian invasion enters its seventh month. The new support package will include more rockets for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, ammunition and other Department of Defense equipment, AP’s LOLITA C BALDOR and Ellen Knickmeyer Report.

DON’T EXPECT INVASION: COLIN KAHLThe undersecretary for defense policy said Monday that the defense ministry has not changed its assessment that China will not invade Taiwan for the next two years, despite recent moves by Beijing in response to the House Speaker’s unprecedented military drills around the world perform island Nancy Pelosi‘s visit to Taiwan last week. Our Lara Seligman has more.

Biden told reporters today he was “not concerned” about China’s retaliation after Pelosi’s visit. “But I worry that they’re moving as much as they are doing. But I don’t think they will do more than they are. Ours Kelly Hopper has more details about it here.

A year after Afghanistan, spy agencies turn to China (AP’s Nomaan Merchant)

Biden’s policies did not revitalize Scranton. But few blame him. (Cleve R. Wootson Jr. from WaPo)

Biden is on a roll that any president would enjoy. Is it a turning point? (NYT’s Peter Baker)

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with LAWRENCE O’DONNELL” tonight at 10 p.m. EST

As an undergraduate student at Stanford, ZEV KARLIN-NEUMANNSpeechwriter and Communications Advisor to the Domestic Policy Advisor, speaking at the 2010 Convocation of the University.

He gave great advice to students such as: “Lean on friends and family, develop your passion, engage in your community, find and make meaning of your time here. Above all, love to learn and to love.”

And he ended his speech by greeting the incoming freshmen and looking forward to what’s to come: “Everyone is very friendly – the girls are quite attractive – and it’s a very good life.”

THOMAS JEFFERSON invented the modern swivel chair. Jefferson had been trying to improve on the Windsor chair — which, according to this Untold History synopsis, has a wooden seat and back with comb-like lines. He added a spindle and voila! The swivel chair was born.

Here’s an animated overview of how it happened from Untold History:

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New art teacher brings professional and personal success to Chico State | Pro Club Bd

Steven Durow was a fifth grader when an artwork shook his world for the first time.

Squeezed into an 8- and 9-year-old chair, a teacher showed laminated images of famous artworks to the class seated on the floor at his feet, and discussed each piece, its artist, and the techniques used to create the work.

“The teacher then held up Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ – I was in awe and thought, ‘I want to do that when I grow up,'” Durow recalled.

Durow admits that decades later he is still struck by the painting and finds it difficult to articulate how and why the piece affected him then and why it still affects him today.

“So much happens in just one square inch of this piece. Van Gogh has a brushstroke with six colors in it – you can see them – and I have no idea how he did it. Whether you zoom out or zoom in, there’s just so much happening,” he said. “It’s taken me years and years and years to see ‘Starry Night’ in person – and I still react to it the same way. Regarding the explanation of why that is? I still can’t.”

Outdoor works like “Gerado” give Durow the opportunity to work with different materials with fewer space constraints.

Durow will bring this wonder to Chico State this fall, along with a wealth of art knowledge and expert analysis, when he begins teaching classes, including glassblowing, in the Department of Art and Art History. After spending the past nine years as an associate professor of art at Salisbury University in Maryland, Durow said the idea of ​​teaching in California was extremely appealing to him – both because of the natural beauty of the university’s surroundings and its Arts and Culture Humanities Building.

“Chico State has a new glass factory and it’s really amazing,” he said. “It shows me that the university is investing in the glass program and the arts program overall, which is very important to me.”

Durow is an accomplished artist himself. From exterior and interior works to architectural creations, his work has been part of six solo exhibitions, he has credit for more than 50 selected exhibitions and commissioned art installations nationwide, and he has appeared in nearly 30 publications since 1998.

After graduating from Anderson University in 1998, he earned his Master of Fine Arts from Tulane University, where he majored in large-scale sculpture. His work ranges from mixing bowl-sized pieces and dozens of individual pieces as part of larger indoor exhibitions to a 300-foot installation on a beach in Key West, Florida. And although his specialty is glass, he incorporates other materials into his exhibits, such as metals and clay. Durow said his approach to working with diverse materials is consistent with the viewer’s relationship with his artworks.

“The abstract nature of my work is the result of this necessary back and forth with different and diverse materials and the reduction of a complex and personal narrative to a form that can be embraced by a wide audience,” he said. “I want the work I create to be a conversation with the viewer, just as creating the work is a dialogue with the material.”

Tracy Butts, dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, said it’s more than just filling a need. It was an incredible opportunity.

Durow’s “Crescent” public art collection was inspired by his experiences living in New Orleans: “During the day, the cast glass elements reflect, direct, and absorb the sun, gaining its dynamic and changing character, while at night the work is illuminated from within, reflecting theirs.” expresses one’s own inner energy.”

“College is about exploration, finding out who you are, what interests you, what enriches you, what fuels your passion, what makes you happy,” said Butts. “We were looking for someone who could innovate the curriculum, expand the program and contribute to our university-wide effort to raise the profile of the arts and humanities on our campus and beyond – and I’m confident we have that person in Steven have found.”

As an undergraduate art student, Durow was driven by curiosity and a love of experimentation, and benefited from the encouragement and mentorship of his faculty. These same values ​​guide him as he teaches his own students, regardless of what material they work with, along with a rigorous and exploratory curriculum.

“At the beginning level, students learn fundamental skills – how to use tools and materials safely and manipulate them in a controlled manner. In middle school, I teach a variety of technique-based assignments because I want students to be able to follow what they’ve connected to,” he said. “In the senior classes it becomes essentially self-study and I teach 15 self-study there because everyone has their own thing they want to do.”

For more than 20 years his work has been featured in exhibitions and magazines across the country – including designing the cover of sculpture Becoming a magazine or a household name – Durow said the days of those kinds of high ambitions are behind him as he takes a more balanced approach to his work.

“As I got older, I realized that being present in the moment and being able to live a creative life is a mark of a long career in art,” he said. “Teaching is also an important part of my creative life – being able to inspire and motivate the next generation of artists is a huge responsibility and the best legacy I can hope for.”


My Hero Academia has just established its second film as official canon | Pro Club Bd

All Might’s depiction in Chapter 362 of My Hero Academia suggests that Bakugo’s time with One For All is canon, with some important implications.

Warning: Contains spoilers for My hero academy Chapter 362 and My Hero Academia: Risen Heroes!

A very specific design choice in the latest chapter of My hero academy could indicate that the second film in the series My Hero Academia: Heroes RisingShe was secretly canon all along.

While film adaptations of manga and anime series are often considered non-canonical to the original story, this trend has begun to change in recent years, most notably with Demon Slayer: Infinity Train Arc and Dragon Ball Super: Broly announced as canon. Still, the fans accepted Heroes: Ascension was non-canon largely because the film’s climax revolves around something thought impossible: Deku passes One For All to Bakugo, only to see it return to him after the villain’s defeat. Certainly an interesting idea to explore, but it seemed way too important not to show up in the manga if it was canon.


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In chapter 362, a dying Bakugo has a kind of vision in which he speaks with a ghostly apparition resembling All Might, asking him to finally sign a trading card that Bakugo always carried with him. This isn’t just a random hallucination though: instead, the spectral All Might actually looks almost identical to the All Might holdover found in One For All, just like its other previous users. As such, there’s no reason why anyone other than Deku should have any idea what this form looks like… unless they also wore One For All, if only for a short time. All Might has shown some awareness of the non-physical “One For All” realm inhabited by the spirits of previous users, even when Deku was in a coma in Chapter 303. It’s not unreasonable to think that Bakugo might still have a faint connection to that realm if he wore One For All in canon, and even that that hallucination might be a real piece of All Might’s soul that stayed with him .

It’s worth mentioning My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, the first film, was also noted as non-canon for the manga, but since then there have been references to that film suggesting these events took place. A character from that film, Melissa Shield, even made an appearance in the spin-off Team Up Missions manga If this movie can be retrospectively canonized, why wouldn’t the franchise do the same? Heroes: Ascension?

If Bakugo actually used One For All, it could have some important implications. A remnant of Bakugo can also reside in One For All, giving Deku a chance to say goodbye to his friend one last time while also allowing him the ability to use Bakugo’s Quirk to help bring about All For One defeat. Both literally and metaphorically, Bakugo would still fight alongside Deku in spirit. Shigaraki even complains that Bakugo gives him way too much trouble for someone who doesn’t use One For All – a statement apparently meant to evoke the second film. Series creator Kohei Horikoshi commented that the climax of the second film, in which Bakugo and Deku used One For All together, was something he originally intended to use as the ending for the manga.

While some of this is speculative, the decision to use All Might’s holdover form for Bakugo’s hallucination appears to be a conscious choice that definitely has some meaning, even if it’s not meant to reference the film. This could be confirmed directly by a character mentioning these events, or indirectly by having Deku or All Might psychically react to Bakugo’s death without seeing it, as in Chapter 303. Knowing that Horikoshi once considered the film’s epic moment as the ending has planned to My hero academy Overall, it’s all the more likely that it’s meant to be considered canon as the finale of the entire franchise fast approaches.

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My hero academy Chapter 362 is available on the Viz Media website.

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Bengals Tailgate takes place at The Banks before every home game

Soccer is back in Cincinnati! Starting this year, every home game of the Bengals will kick off with the new Tailgate Party, Pregame at The Banks, which is fun for all ages. Pregame at The Banks will span three blocks in the DORA neighborhood on E. Freedom Way, running from Joe Nuxhall Way to Race Street. The event features music, food, drinks and games. Fans can enjoy live music from local bands at the Bud Light Tailgate Zone. You can also test your soccer skills at the CareSource Play 60 activity area on the lawn across from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. For children, the Jungle Zone presented by Toyota offers interactive games, face painting and bouncy castles. The party begins on Friday, August 12 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. before the Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals game. Please see below for a full schedule: DATEGAME EVENT TIMEKICKOFFFriday, August 12Arizona Cardinals 4:30pm-7:30pm7:30pm Saturday, August 27 Los Angeles Rams 3pm-6pm 6pm Sunday, Sept 11 Pittsburgh Steelers 10am-13pm 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 Miami Dolphins 4 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 Atlanta Falcons 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6Carolina Panthers 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sunday , Dec 4 Kansas City Chiefs 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm 4:25 pm Sunday, Dec 11 Cleveland Browns 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 1:00 pm Monday, Dec 2 Buffalo Bills 4:30 – 8:30 pm 8:30pm 8Baltimore RavensTBDTBDDDuring the preseason, “Pregame at The Banks” runs from Joe Nuxhall Way to Rosa Parks Street. For more information on the Bud Light Tailgate Zone click here.

Soccer is back in Cincinnati!

Starting this year, every home game of the Bengals will kick off with the new Tailgate Party, Pregame at The Banks, which is fun for all ages.

Pregame at The Banks will span three blocks in the DORA neighborhood on E. Freedom Way, running from Joe Nuxhall Way to Race Street. The event features music, food, drinks and games.

Fans can enjoy live music from local bands at the Bud Light Tailgate Zone.

You can also test your soccer skills at the CareSource Play 60 activity area on the lawn across from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

For children, the Jungle Zone presented by Toyota offers interactive games, face painting and bouncy castles.

The party begins on Friday, August 12 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. before the Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals game.

A full schedule is below:





Friday 12 August

Arizona Cardinals

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m

19:30 o’clock

Saturday 27 August

Los Angeles Rams

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

6 p.m

Sunday September 11th

Pittsburgh Steelers

10 a.m. – 1 p.m

13 o’clock

Thursday 29 Sept

Miami Dolphins

4:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m

8:15 p.m

Sunday 23 October

Atlanta Falcons

10 a.m. – 1 p.m

13 o’clock

Sunday 6 November

Carolina Panther

10 a.m. – 1 p.m

13 o’clock

Sunday December 4th

Kansas City chiefs

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

4:25 p.m

Sunday December 11th

Cleveland Browns

10 a.m. – 1 p.m

13 o’clock

Monday 2 Dec

buffalo bills

4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

8:30 p.m

Sunday January 8th

Baltimore Ravens



During the pre-season, Pregame at The Banks runs from Joe Nuxhall Way to Rosa Parks Street.

For more information on the Bud Light Tailgate Zone, click here.


Tony Francavilla: Building a Generation of Poet-Athletes | Pro Club Bd

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Hello folks! Here, send your favorite interplanetary journalist back to spaceship earth with an eye for entrepreneurs making a difference in the world! Today I’m excited to drive around with Anthony “Tony” Francavilla, DC SCORES’ Chief Development Officer. Let’s see what he’s doing to make a positive impact.

Chic: Thanks for joining me Tony! Tell me, what challenge are you addressing?

Tony: Glad to be with you, Spiffy! We run free afterschool programs in DC that combine soccer, poetry and service learning. Our poet-athletes play soccer year-round as part of a school team, and in the fall they write and perform original poetry that answers introspective questions like “What do we like?” “What don’t we like?” “What scares us?” “What inspires us?” Then in the spring on non-football days, they design and implement service projects based on that poetry, answering the question “What are we going to do about it ?“. It is a holistic development approach that improves participants’ physical health, mental health and even academic performance. We offer the program in Title 1 elementary and junior high schools, where students often do not have access to quality organized physical education and arts education opportunities.

Chic: That’s great! What motivated you to take on this challenge?

Tony: I didn’t find DC SCORES, but I’ve been involved in the organization for a very long time. When I first saw the logo – a pencil through a football – as a football-playing English major, I had to learn more! Within a few weeks I attended my first poetry slam and was thrilled. Like many others, I came for football and stayed for poetry. Sports, writing, and service were all pillars of my childhood, and I was quite overwhelmed to see one organization unite it all into one model.

Chic: How do you all at DC SCORES work towards a fairer world?

Tony: The world needs more poet-athletes and we are building a generation of poet-athletes. Our working definition of a Poet-Athlete is: someone who aspires to be physically healthy, emotionally strong, and has the skills and responsibility to speak out and speak out against injustice. We are raising the voices of youth and encouraging youth empowerment by not only giving our poet-athletes a platform to speak their truths, but also a roadmap through our service-learning curriculum on how to effect change. Poet-Athletes are activists, allies, advocates – there’s a lot wrong with the city, our country and our world, and Poet-Athletes are uniquely equipped to be the change they want to see.

Chic: Tell me about a recent milestone achieved by DC SCORES. What are the implications?

Tony: One of our key strategic partners is Washington Spirit, the women’s professional soccer team here in DC. Earlier this season, the Spirits wore the DC SCORES logo on their jerseys. When I first saw her on the field in a match at Audi Field, it was one of my all-time favorite DC SCORES moments for two reasons. First, it was really moving to watch our poet-athletes watch their idols (the defending champions!) represent them on the field. Our kids were awesome and I loved it. Second, the Spirit players themselves embody so much of what it means to be a poet-athlete. They’ve been through so much adversity as a team over the last few years, and as female athletes they’re constantly fighting for equal respect, recognition and pay.

Chic: Excellent! Please share an experience when you faced failure and didn’t give up. What did you learn from this experience?

Tony: Social justice is at the heart of DC SCORES. Yet when George Floyd was murdered in 2020, and DC SCORES, like so many others at this time of national and international insurgency, looked inward at our own operations and practices, it was quite evident that we were not fully living up to anti-racist principles that we taught our poet-athletes. We didn’t meet the standards of a poet-athlete, and we also struggled to create the safe and bold spaces needed for our people to overcome those shortcomings. And we create safe and courageous spaces! We are all united in our commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization and we are doing the work, but there is work to be done. A critical work in progress.

Chic: Thank you again for speaking to me today Tony – it was an honor!

Tony Francavilla is Chief Development Officer of DC RESULTS. He has been raising funds for youth organizations in DC for almost 15 years. He came to town to attend Georgetown University and never left. He still finds it hard to believe that there is an organization in his town that combines the three most important activities of his own childhood: football, writing and ministry. His favorite poet is Charity Blackwell and his favorite football team is AC Milan. (Nominated by Diego Soto. First published on the Ladderworks website on August 8, 2022.)

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