Firefighters respond to car fire in Punta Gorda

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Car fireCharlotte County FirePunta Gorda AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Punta Gorda ordinance bans bad words on signs, clothing & more June 15, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Charlotte County firefighters battled a car fire on Highway 31 five miles south of Bermont Road Thursday morning.Highway 31 was closed for over an hour while crews worked to put out the fire and clean up, according to Charlotte County Fire and EMS. The State Fire Marshal said car’s catch on fire every 56 minutes in Florida. The best way to prevent a car fire is to have your car serviced regularly by a trained mechanic and immediately repair any fluid leaks. If your car catches fire, fire officials said you should pull over as quickly as you can when it’s safe and turn off the engine. Everyone should get out of the car and crews said you shouldn’t try to fight the fire by yourself. AdvertisementCharlotte County Fire said you should call 911, don’t open the hood or trunk if you think a fire is underneath, and move 100 feet from the burning car and well away from traffic. center_img Punta Gorda walking bridge destroyed by suspected drunk driver June 9, 2021 FPL working with Punta Gorda to launch electric charging station pilot program June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Punta Gorda man gets 16 years in prison for selling drugs June 14, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

My Club and I: Darren McEvoy (Rosenallis AFC)

first_img Pinterest Twitter Community WhatsApp By Siun Lennon – 1st March 2019 Darren McEvoy has long been a stalwart for Rosenallis AFC and comes from a huge supporting family emersed in different sport throughout Rosenallis.Here, Darren tells us all about his fondest soccer memories – from Italia ’90 to winning the division 1 league title.He also chatted about players he looked up to, young players to watch for and facilities in the area.What’s your earliest football memory?Like everyone my age, I guess my first football memory was Italia 90. We have always been a big sporting family, and I remember the whole lot of us gathering in the sitting room on some lovely summer days watching the Irish team performing heroics.Packie Bonner’s save against Romania is one of the standout memories from my childhood and I think I started playing for Rosenallis AFC very shortly afterwards.Can you tell us a bit about the club and team?Rosenallis AFC were established in 1974 and at the moment we field 8 teams ranging from under 8’s upwards.We are a small family friendly club and play our home games at ‘The Grove’, in Johnsgrove Rosenallis.We have senior senior squads, with our First and Second teams playing in the CCFL Division 1 and 4 respectively.I play for the first team, and have the privilege of captaining the team this year. During the summer we also enter an over 35s team, which I started playing on last year.Can you remember the first time you went to compete with the club?I will never forget the very first game I played for Rosenallis to be honest. It was an under-10’s game against Mountmellick in Smiths Field.I had only played GAA up to that point and hadn’t a clue about soccer. My best friend at the time convinced me to come along and I remember the manager at the time, Declan Egan, brought me on up front with about 20 minutes to go.We scored at one stage and afterwards, the goalie kicked the ball out towards the centre circle for the tip-off.Unfortunately I didn’t realise that’s what happened after a goal was scored so I took the ball down nicely and went racing towards goal thinking I was a great lad.I only stopped when I noticed everyone was just staring at me wondering what the hell I was doing.I’m still mortified thinking back on it today to be honest.Nevertheless, I kept going and am still playing with the club over 25 years later.What is your favourite memory while being involved?I was lucky enough to break into the first team the year the CCFL was first created, and during that year we did the league and Cup double.That team still contained many guys who had won the Counties Cup four years beforehand and it was fantastic to play alongside many of them during that time.A more recent memory I will always look back on fondly was winning the Division 1 league title on the very last day of the season in Gentex a few years ago. We went into the game needing only a draw.After 20 minutes we were 2-0 down. We managed to turn it around in the end and dug out a 3-3 draw. We never do things easy in Rosenallis, and certainly didn’t that day anyway. But it was a great day in the end thankfully.Did you enjoy much success in the underage grade?Unfortunately not. We were always competing against much bigger teams like Mountmellick, Portlaoise, Clara & Birr, which made it tough for us as we didn’t have a huge pool of lads available.We never won any silverware, but we always put it up to the bigger teams – which was definitely a success for a small village team like us.Who did you look up to in the club when you were younger?The club was at its peak when I was coming through the underage setup so I had plenty of guys to look up to thankfully.The Counties Cup winning team of 99 was full of leaders and lads like the Damien Shelly, David Peake, Paul Friel and the Conroy brothers were always guys I admired.Of course my two older brothers were also part of that team and they were fantastic role models growing up. Not to mention, they taught me how to put in a good hard (and mostly clean) tackle.What young player in your club would you say is one to watch out for?Shane Farrell is still doing his leaving cert but has just broken through to the senior first team. He’s got a great work ethic and the skill to match. So he’s definitely one to watch.If you could do anything to improve the club, what would it be?Facilities! We’ve been blessed to have a pitch as good as the grove for so many years. But for a club with the amount of teams that we have, to survive on one single pitch really is a testament to the work that goes on in the club behind the scenes to get the pitch ready on a weekly basis.I know funding is always the big issue for soccer clubs around the country, but it would be great to have the ability to provide our club with the facilities that it deserves.SEE ALSO – Tom Treacy is feeling the love as Laois bestows its highest honour RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook My Club and I: Darren McEvoy (Rosenallis AFC) New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twitter WhatsApp Home Sport Soccer My Club and I: Darren McEvoy (Rosenallis AFC) SportSoccer Previous articleHuge day for local Midlands Ladies Masters basketball team as they begin new campaignNext article‘Positive’ meeting between Laois politicians and IDA Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. TAGSDarren McEvoyRosenallis AFC Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Council Facebook Pinterest Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

SEC issues newsletter fraud warning

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Imposters among us, CSA warns Keywords Fraud,  Investor protectionCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission OSC finalizes DSC ban Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an investor alert warning about the threat of fraudulent schemes being carried out through investment newsletters. The advisory from the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy notes that while many investment newsletters are legitimate, some are used to facilitate pump-and-dump schemes, or to improperly tout stocks. They may also conceal undisclosed conflicts of interest, or make false performance claims, it warns. center_img The advisory cautions investors not to take comfort from the fact that a newsletter recommends trading through their own brokerage account. “Even if you do not give the newsletter publisher any money to place trades for you, the newsletter publisher may profit from your trading activity,” it says. The advisory also sets out certain red flags that may indicate dubious newsletters, and it highlights the warning signs of investment fraud. And, it encourages investors to independently and thoroughly investigate any investment before investing. Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says James Langton Related newslast_img read more

Plans announced for new regime to prevent major bank failures

first_img More assistance for the disabled The long-running effort to reform the banking sector in the wake of the global financial crisis continues in the latest federal budget, with the announcement of more measures designed to protect taxpayers and bank customers against the fallout from banks that are “too big to fail.” In the federal budget, released on Tuesday, the government says it intends to follow through on a commitment made a couple of years ago to protect taxpayers from the damage that could be inflicted by the failure of a large, systemically important bank. To that end, the government intends to adopt a “bail-in” regime that would allow a large bank that’s facing failure to be restructured without calling on the resources of taxpayers, or its depositors. Industry groups pleased with budget measures Legislative amendments will be required to implement the new regime, and this will also have to be followed by rules that fill in many of the details. Officials from Finance, speaking on background, said that these details — such as added capital requirements for systemically-important banks — have yet to be determined. The government does say that the new regime would impose a minimum loss absorbency requirement; that it will be designed protect depositors; and that only long-term, unsecured debt would be subject to conversion into common shares. The budget notes that the systemically important banks will be given time to move to the new regime, which will follow international principles that have been developed in this area by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), and endorsed by G20 nations. “This transition will allow for a smooth adjustment by affected banks, investors and other market participants,” it says. Along with the new bail-in regime, the government says that it will also call on systemically-important banks to ensure they are developing so-called “living wills,” which are plans that set out how a major bank would be wound up in the event that the restructuring efforts don’t work as hoped. A Finance official notes that the banks and the regulators are already engaging in this process, but that the government is stepping up its expectations for the big banks in this area. Click here for more Budget 2015 news. Ottawa to lower taxes for small businesses Keywords Banking industry,  Budget 2015 Time extended for compassionate care leavecenter_img Related news Ottawa makes significant changes to RRIFs Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

First freight flight to take off delivering Tassie produce to Hong Kong and beyond

first_imgFirst freight flight to take off delivering Tassie produce to Hong Kong and beyond Michael Ferguson,Minister for Infrastructure and TransportThe first seasonal air freight service from Tasmania to Hong Kong, via a stop in Melbourne, will take off this evening, delivering our State’s produce to Hong Kong and on to potential new markets with interconnecting flights around Asia.Live abalone, live lobster, fresh salad produce, and fruits, including cherries, strawberries and raspberries will leave Tasmania tonight and land in Hong Kong tomorrow morning.Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson said the new flights will take products that represent Tasmania’s strong brand straight to niche international markets, through Hong Kong, which is a gateway to a wide range of connecting international destinations in South East and Northern Asia.“It’s a fantastic vote of confidence in our world-class premium produce that is highly sought-after right around the world,” Minister Ferguson said.“This service also provides the opportunity to test the market capacity for potential future international freighter services from Hobart to Asia on an ongoing basis.“The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to helping our producers and exporters as they adjust to the COVID-19 business environment, and this will help us as we work towards our target of growing the value of our exports to $15 billion a year by 2050.”More than 40 tonnes of valuable Tasmanian produce will be transported in each flight between now and February.Southwest Pacific Cathay Pacific General Manager Rakesh Raicar said the new Hobart service is in addition to Cathay Pacific Cargo’s existing list of Australian destinations, including Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Wellcamp, Perth and Melbourne, with the airline looking to assist in the rebuild of the export industry.“We are incredibly pleased to be adding this seasonal cargo service from Hobart, in what has been an undeniably tough year for all industries,” Mr Raicar said.“The service will play an integral role in delivering highly sought-after fresh Tasmanian produce to key Asian markets.”The service will be operated by Boeing 777-300, which is a passenger aircraft that Cathay Pacific has converted for freighter use during the pandemic. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Adelaide, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Brisbane, covid-19, environment, Ferguson, Government, Hobart, Hong Kong, infrastructure, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, Transportlast_img read more

Nissan unveils retro-themed 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

first_img RELATED TAGS370ZNissanCoupePerformanceNew YorkNew VehiclesNew York Auto ShowPerformance Vehicles The model also comes with 50th anniversary wreath sticker around the front marker light; and a unique 50th anniversary badge out back. You also get 19-inch alloy wheels with red accents to match the stripes, no matter if you choose the white/red or silver/black colour scheme.Inside you’ll find numerous suede-trimmed components and special seats with – you guessed it – 50th anniversary logos embossed into the back rests. Interestingly, none of the anniversary models can be ordered with a spoiler, Nissan preferring to sell the car with a more classic shape. The 370Z Anniversary Edition also promises to be more rare than an un-cracked dash pad on a 240Z. Just 50 will be coming to Canada, so if you want one, you better act quickly. The package adds a dose of retro cool to a car we already know and love.Just like the 240Z in 1969, this one may become a future classic—especially if the next Z is a CUV. ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Underneath the stripes, you’ll find the 332-hp 3.7-litre V6 which has faithfully powered the 370 since 2009, and is in danger of becoming a classic itself. Nonetheless, it still has that naturally aspirated character and six-cylinder soundtrack we love so much.Shifting the Anniversary Edition is your choice of a 6-speed manual (good!) or a 7-speed automatic (bad!). Curiously, the Anniversary edition is not based on the top-of-the-line 370 or on the super-racy Nismo trim. Instead, it’s based off the mid-level Sport trim “as it represents the true enthusiast spirit of the original model,” says Nissan.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The exterior of the 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition mimics the livery of the original BRE race car and is available in two different paint schemes: white with red accents, or silver with black accents. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canadacenter_img The same stripe scheme is available on a silver car with black stripes. But we feel the classic white/red combo is definitely the way to go.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The exterior of the 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition mimics the livery of the original BRE race car and is available in two different paint schemes: white with red accents, or silver with black accents. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The exterior of the 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition mimics the livery of the original BRE race car and is available in two different paint schemes: white with red accents, or silver with black accents. In 1969, the Nissan (then-Datsun) 240Z was unveiled at the New York auto show. It so impressed show-goers that waiting lists to buy the car soon formed, and the Z forced the rest of the world to take Japanese cars seriously.Fifty years later, Nissan is paying tribute to the sensational 240Z with the 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition.The first thing that catches your eye is the trés cool retro racing stripes. They’re an homage to the BRE ([Peter] Brock Racing Enterprises) racing cars of the 1970s. The white car features contrasting panels in red with two large hash stripes on the doors. last_img read more

Ford’s Mustang Mach E specs leak three days ahead of debut

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos Trending in Canada Ford’s giving the world its first look at the 2021 Mustang Mach-E on November 17, just ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show, but wasn’t quick enough to get ahead of fans who discovered all the goods on this all-electric crossover three days before they were supposed to.A member of the tracked down slides intended for the manufacturer’s consumer site, and grabbed screenshots before Ford caught on and covered them back up.With – some of? most of? – the cat out of the bag, we can say the car’s a looker, with Mustang-inspired styling, an out-there nose with the pony in front and unmistakable taillights that cue up suggestions of its gasoline-fuelled sibling. advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever There’s also a sunroof that covers most of the upper lid, while the dash is dominated by a Tesla-style tablet to control the functions.Depending on whether you choose rear- or all-wheel-drive, and what trim you select, you’ll get anywhere from about 300 miles (483 km) to 230 miles (370 km) on a single charge.If you get the GT trim with the right options, you’ll spring from zero to 100 mph (96 km/h) in the mid-three-seconds range, making this one super-quick (electric) Mustang, too.Plug it into a fast charger, and you’ll have enough power to cover 75 kilometres in just ten minutes.But wait, there’s more — the slides even included pricing. It’s in U.S. dollars, of course, and won’t be the same for Canadians, but the Mach E will run from the $43,895 Select trim up to the $60,500 GT, before any state or federal incentives for electric vehicles.Trim levels will include the limited First Edition, which will include exclusive Grabber Blue paint, the ulra-loaded Premium, and the extended-range California Route 1.LISTEN: Toyota has led the hybrid charge for two decades, and as Toyota Canada’s Stephen Beatty tells Plugged In host Andrew McCredie, is now all-in on EVs, particularly fuel cell vehicles. The company’s vice president also has some interesting things to say about some provinces’ push to create electric vehicle sales quotas for 2030, and tells us about Toyota’s fascinating, and potentially game-changing, work with Quebec to produce green hydrogen.Plugged In is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. center_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSFordMustangSUVNon-LuxuryElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Is the player not working? Click here. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | See More Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Andrews Hall ‘Green’ Renovation and New Faculty Residence to be Celebrated at CU-Boulder Oct. 27

first_img Published: Oct. 23, 2009 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The University of Colorado at Boulder will host a rededication ceremony for the newly renovated Andrews Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 27, beginning at 4 p.m. The “green” residence hall is 20 percent more energy efficient, 39 percent more water efficient and home to the first participant in CU’s Faculty in Residence program.Andrews Hall houses the Engineering Honors Program and the program’s director, Associate Professor Scot Douglass, lives in the hall with his wife and two daughters.The new facility offers engineering students multiple opportunities to learn where they live, said Kambiz Khalili, executive director of Housing and Dining Services. Students experience daily faculty interaction and activities outside the classroom that relate to what is being studied inside the classroom.”Not only is teaching enhanced, but first-year students benefit from the mentoring relationships and expectations set by upper-division students who have continued in the program,” Khalili said. “This is a community of talented individuals coming together to challenge, inspire and learn from each other.”Andrews Hall features two classrooms, one faculty director’s office, one staff office and six study rooms. Just over $14 million was spent on the 60,588-gross-square-foot renovation.The rededication ceremony will include a talk by Douglass, music performed by Andrews Hall residents, tours of the residence hall and refreshments.Andrews Hall is the second of four buildings being renovated in the Kittredge Complex and is on track to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Gold certification.-CU-last_img read more

Digicel Chairman touts Jamaica’s “first class” investment climate

first_imgRelatedDigicel Chairman touts Jamaica’s “first class” investment climate By Derrick A. Scott, [email protected] FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail WASHINGTON — Founder and Chairman of regional telecommunications giant Digicel, Denis O’Brien, is speaking glowingly about Jamaica’s investment climate and inviting international investors and financiers to look to the island. “If you are an investor contemplating coming to Jamaica, you have a very friendly government,” he told a group of potential investors in Washington on Tuesday (May 17) at the launch of the Embassy of Jamaica’s ‘Jamaica Rising’ investment campaign. The Digicel Chairman lauded the “first class” opportunities and the ability to get things done, as well as the open-door policy with politicians and decision makers. “Jamaica is an open economy, open to outside investment in an amazingly welcome way,” he added.  He noted that Digicel has been “very, very fortunate to build a relationship to become a Jamaican company and we now see ourselves as a Jamaican multinational.” Mr. O’Brien, who said this was the first time he was speaking so positively about a country, also stressed the admiration he had for Jamaican workers and highlighted especially the caliber of Jamaican managers. The launch of the ‘Jamaica Rising’ campaign, held at the Maryland residence of Ambassador Audrey Marks, brought together some 20 potential investors from Washington D.C., Maryland and Virgina, to look at opportunities available in Jamaica. Representatives from the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) attended the event, which attracted the interest of chairmen and executives of major corporations and entities such as Marriott/Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Viacom, Carlyle Group, Clark Construction, and Spectrum Group. Touting the benefits Jamaica offers as a destination for investment, Ambassador Marks highlighted the economic stability, against the backdrop of a game-changing strategy to “fix the things that have humbugged investment and growth.” She noted that the Government has introduced some 14 bills in Parliament to encourage more efficient and transparent government and has implemented strategies to become a more investment-friendly destination. Ambassador Marks told the group of potential investors that for the first time in 40 years, the macroeconomic environment is characterised by “low inflation, low interest rates, stable exchange rates, and high reserves – all at the same time.” She said that the Government of Jamaica had now started the process of moving from stability to growth by incentivising major investments, among them the recently-opened Falmouth cruise ship terminal. She also pointed to the re-development of downtown Kingston; billion-dollar casino and hotel projects; expansion of the Port of Kingston transshipment terminal; creation of an aerotropolis (airport city) concept for the Norman Manley International Airport; development of a modern multi-modal transport system; and projects in alternative energy and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power plants. “We are looking for partners,” she said, noting that the projects offer exciting opportunity for private sector investment. Marriott/Ritz Carlton’s Chief Development Officer for the Caribbean and Latin America, Laurent De Kousemaeker, said he was pleased at what Jamaica has to offer. He further declared an interest in looking at putting a Marriott hotel not only in New Kingston but also downtown Kingston. Chairman of the largest minority-owned accounting firm in the United States, Jeff Thompson, who migrated from Jamaica at age 16, said he was very pleased with the outreach to Jamaican businesses in the Diaspora. He said that there are many Diaspora leaders and businesspersons, who have a strong interest in the country’s development. Mr. Thompson also lauded the presence and the partnership of the international financial institutions in a proposed Diaspora development bond the Ambassador had highlighted in her presentation, and expressed confidence that such a financial instrument could raise the US$2.5 billion, as an initial target, to fund the infrastructure re-development of downtown Kingston. RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedDigicel Chairman touts Jamaica’s “first class” investment climate Digicel Chairman touts Jamaica’s “first class” investment climate InformationMay 24, 2011 Advertisementslast_img read more

House sends Trump $4.6B border bill, yielding to Senate

first_imgTags :DemocratsGOPHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosimigrant refugeesPresident Donald TrumpRep. Ro KhannaSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellVice President Mike Pencewhite houseshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentBOSTON – Accountant, ex-coach plead guilty in college bribery schemeSACRAMENTO – Democrats praise Supreme Court ruling on censusYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours ago HomeNewsGovernmentHouse sends Trump $4.6B border bill, yielding to Senate Jun. 28, 2019 at 4:40 amGovernmentNewsPoliticsHouse sends Trump $4.6B border bill, yielding to SenateAssociated Press2 years agoDemocratsGOPHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosimigrant refugeesPresident Donald TrumpRep. Ro KhannaSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellVice President Mike Pencewhite house The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border, capping a Washington skirmish in which die-hard liberals came out on the losing end in a battle with the White House, the GOP-held Senate and Democratic moderates.The emergency legislation, required to ease overcrowded, often harsh conditions at U.S. holding facilities for migrants seeking asylum, mostly from Central American nations like Honduras and El Salvador, passed by a bipartisan 305-102 vote. Trump has indicated he’ll sign it into law.Dozens of liberal Democrats opposed the bill, reluctantly brought to a vote by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after her plan to further strengthen rules for treatment of migrant refugees ran into intractable opposition from Republicans and Vice President Mike Pence. Many moderate Democrats split with Pelosi as well, undercutting her efforts, which faded shortly after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he would swiftly reject them.The legislation contains more than $1 billion to shelter and feed migrants detained by the border patrol and almost $3 billion to care for unaccompanied migrant children who are turned over the Department of Health and Human Services. It rejects an administration request for additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds, however, and contains provisions designed to prevent federal immigration agents from going after immigrants living in the country illegally who seek to care for unaccompanied children.The funding is urgently needed to prevent the humanitarian emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border from worsening. The government has warned that money would run out in a matter of days.The Senate bill passed Wednesday by a 84-8 vote, with Democrats there pleased with the deal they cut with Republicans controlling the chamber. The measure was initially only reluctantly accepted by the White House — which complained about elimination of the request for detention bed for immigrants facing removal from the U.S. — but GOP support grew after the measure presented an opportunity to outmaneuver Pelosi.“We could have done so much better,” Pelosi said in a floor speech. Earlier, Pelosi pushed a plan to ping-pong the Senate-passed bill right back across the Capitol with provisions requiring more stringent care requirements for detained migrant families and other steps. But confronted with splintering unity in the Democratic rank and file and intractable opposition from McConnell, Pelosi changed course.Vice President Mike Pence and Pelosi had an hour-long conversation on the legislation Thursday as the White House and Republicans kept pounding the message that the only way forward on the long-sought legislation is to pass the Senate bill.The leaders of the House Progressive Caucus, which includes almost half of House Democrats, immediately issued a statement calling the Senate bill — which had the backing of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. — “entirely insufficient to protect vulnerable children in our care.”“Standing up for human rights requires more than providing money,” said Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif.Thursday’s outcome was a victory for McConnell, who vowed that the GOP-held Senate would kill any “partisan” House changes that the Democratic-controlled House passed, and he appeared to hold a strong hand. All sides agreed that Congress wouldn’t leave for its Independence Day recess until the measure was passed in some form.“The United States Senate is not going to pass a border funding bill that cuts the money for ICE and the Department of Defense. It’s not going to happen. We already have our compromise,” McConnell said. He called the Senate bill, “the only game in town.”McConnell said the White House might support making some changes administratively — which have less than the force of law — to address some Democratic concerns.In fact, Pence agreed that lawmakers would be notified within 24 hours when a child died in custody, said people familiar with his call with Pelosi. The vice president also agreed to the 90-day time limit for migrant children to be housed in influx facilities.Meanwhile, pressure built on lawmakers whose constituents are upset by accounts of brutal conditions for detained children. And, with lawmakers eager to break for a 10-day July 4 recess, internal pressure built on Democrats to wrap it all up quickly.“The Administration sent its request for emergency funding eight weeks ago, but there was no action,” said Sarah Sanders, outgoing White House press secretary. “We have already negotiated a broadly supported bipartisan funding bill. It is time for House Democrats to pass the Senate bill and stop delaying funding to deal with this very real humanitarian crisis.”Lawmakers’ sense of urgency to provide humanitarian aid was amplified by recent reports of conditions in a windowless Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, where more than 300 infants and children were being housed. Many were kept there for weeks and were caring for each other in conditions that included inadequate food, water and sanitation.The Border Patrol reported apprehending nearly 133,000 people last month — including many Central American families — as monthly totals have begun topping 100,000 for the first time since 2007.At her weekly news conference, Pelosi choked back tears when asked about an Associated Press photo of a migrant father and daughter killed crossing the Rio Grande River as she pushed for stronger protections in a border crisis funding bill.Pelosi told reporters Thursday she’s a “lioness” when it comes to children. She called it a “shame that this should be the face of America around the world.”___AP Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro contributed to this report.last_img read more