Jay Brainard accused the Transportation Security Administration of helping spread the virus because screeners didn’t have enough protective gear. Brainard is the top TSA official in Kansas. TSA says nearly 1,000 of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and six have died. Brainard’s lawyer says that since he lodged a complaint with a federal whistleblower-protection office, the TSA has taken new steps including requiring screeners to change or sanitize gloves after every passenger pat down. (AP) — The TSA has made some changes at airport security checkpoints after a whistleblower inside the agency complained about poor protection against the coronavirus.
Delayed by the rain on multiple occasions, the Women of Troy returned to the court seemingly without having missed a step.On Monday afternoon the Women of Troy caputred a rescheduled match against UC Irvine, as strong play from both singles and doubles players allowed the Women of Troy to clinch a victory early.Freshman Danielle Lao and sophomore Alison Ramos opened the day with a convincing win in the No. 3 doubles slot with an 8-2 victory over the Anteaters doubles pair of junior Brooke Bartlett and freshman Kristina Smith.The Anteaters captured the second doubles match of the day at the No. 2 slot, but the Women of Troy secured the doubles point after an 8-6 victory by the team of juniors Maria Sanchez and Lyndsay Kinstler.Straight-set victories by No. 39 Ramos, No. 37 Valeria Pulido and No. 18 Danielle Lao secured the victory for the Women of Troy.After No. 8 Maria Sanchez’s victory over the Anteater’s Hammel at the first singles slot, the Women of Troy were well on their way to the eventual 6-1 dominating victory.After their previous matches had been postponed because rain, getting on the court was a welcome return for the Women of Troy.“It feels good to be out there [with the rain gone] and to be winning,” Sanchez said. “It’s also a confidence boost.”On Sunday, No. 9 USC (2-0) bounced out to win in its first dual match of the season, knocking out a 6-1 win over the visiting No. 50 Long Beach State 49ers at USC’s Marks Stadium.The Women of Troy opened in doubles play with two blowout wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, and a much closer game at the top singles slot. The Women of Troy eventually completed the sweep to give them their first team point. At the No. 2 doubles slot for USC, senior Sarah Fansler and freshman Valeria Pulido teamed up for an 8-0 triumph over LBSU’s Deborah Armstrong and Anais Dallara. Following their shutout, Lao and sophomore Ramos followed suit with another dominating doubles victory over Sarah Cantlay and Julie Luzar at 8-1.Meanwhile, the No. 1 doubles team, comprised of Kinstler and Sanchez, had a little more trouble closing out LBSU’s No. 58 duo Jaklin Alawi and Rachel Manasse. But by the end of the set, USC outlasted the pair with a 9-8 (6) win.Soon after, USC took five of the six singles matches as four players posted straight-set victories over the 49ers. The nation’s No. 8 player Sanchez set the tone with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Deborah Armstrong at the top singles slot. At the same time, No. 37 Pulido snagged a commanding 6-3, 6-0 win. Juniors Cristala Andrews and Kinstler posted two more singles wins at the No. 5 and 6 positions, respectively, as Andrews topped her opponent 6-4, 6-0 win in her spot and Kinstler beat Anna Jeczimionka 6-2, 6-4.In a three-set match, USC’s No. 39 Ramos triumphed to take the sixth singles point for her team, posting a 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 win over Alawi. Last up was Fansler, who fell 2-6, 2-6 to Dallara, giving the 49ers their only team point of the day.The Women of Troy will be staying at home as they host the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Kick-Off Weekend starting Friday against San Diego and then will play either in the consolation or championship game against either LSU or Auburn the next day. After this weekend’s action, however, two matches in two days shouldn’t be a problem for the Women of Troy.“These two matches gave us a little bit of momentum and confidence for our upcoming matches this weekend,” Ramos said. “They were good practice for us to compete under pressure, but it’s only getting tougher as we get further along in season.”
Asmir Begovic, Stoke City’s goalkeeper, is urging children across Staffordshire to score a victory against hatred and intolerance by playing in a nationwide football tournament to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.Secondary school teachers in Staffordshire can enter their students in Remembering Srebrenica’s 8-3-7-2 Tournament, which aims to unite 8372 young people in 380 schools across the country to play football on the same day – Friday, June 5.The event is being backed by Bosnia-Herzegovina international ‘keeper Begovic . It aims to encourage pupils to learn lessons from the genocide. The figure 8372 represents the number of individuals who lost their lives during the atrocity in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina in July 1995.The Stoke City star, who was forced to leave Bosnia-Herzegovina as a child during the 1992-1995 conflict, is tournament ambassador.(Source: Staffordshire Newsletter)
President Trump’s reelection campaign is negotiating to buy a Super Bowl ad. Source: “The president’s team has agreed on the broad terms for buying an ad…No contract is signed yet.” SBJ Media is live. 🔒https://t.co/j3LH3pL2Xm🔒 pic.twitter.com/N5qKS7aqXL— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) November 19, 2019This fall, Trump attended a World Series game in D.C. to a chorus of boos, and an Alabama-LSU college football contest at which he received a warmer reception. Trump, who is the subject of an impeachment inquiry, holds little public support among D.C. citizens but won Alabama in the 2016 general election.The president has historically clashed with the NFL, having been spurned from achieving his dream to be an owner and leading a disastrous lawsuit against the league in 1986 that backfired and forced the competing USFL to fold. Over the past few years, he has also lashed out at NFL player protests during the national anthem.This season’s Super Bowl will take place on Feb. 2, 2020. President Donald Trump’s increased involvement in U.S. sporting events could culminate in a record-breaking advertisement buy for the Super Bowl, according to a report from the Sports Business Journal.The prospective deal for the Fox TV broadcast, which would be orchestrated by his 2020 re-election campaign, could cost in the neighborhood of $5.6 million for 30 seconds of airtime. That would likely exceed the cost of any other campaign ad he has purchased so far, though he reportedly paid seven figures for a World Series ad last month. A deal has not yet been completed and negotiations are still ongoing, according to the SBJ report.”The president’s team has agreed on the broad terms for buying an ad,” a source told SBJ. “No contract is signed yet.”MORE: Latest on Colin Kaepernick’s continued push for NFL return
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES For Joe Devance, a PBA Finals series without a little tension is not fit to be called as such.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s the finals, if you don’t have any emotions you don’t deserve to be here. That’s just a part of it.”As for the larger scale of things, Devance said they weren’t expecting the Beermen’s volatile offense and frenetic defense and that threw the Gin Kings off guard.San Miguel forced Ginebra to commit 19 turnovers, nine of which were off steals that led to easy points for Beermen, who shot 51-of-87 (58%) from the floor.Ginebra was at the mercy of San Miguel’s torrid shooting that saw five players score at least 20 points.Alex Cabagnot led all scorers with a career-high 33 points while four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo had 25 points.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Renaldo Balkman, Christian Standhardinger, and Marcio Lassiter had 20 points apiece.“They just came out, they’re physical, they’re aggressive,” said Devance, who had 16 points, six rebounds, and six assists. “They kind of threw us far from our rhythm, but we’ll be better prepared next game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ And Devance was front and center when San Miguel and Barangay Ginebra got into each other’s faces in Game 2 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Beermen were holding a big 119-99 lead 5:05 left in the game when Devance and Chris Ross got into a verbal tussle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Devance went off scot-free while Ross, already holding one technical foul for a previous violation, got sent off.“I’m not sure what happened, he was yelling at me so I yelled at him back,” said Devance after the Gin Kings’ 134-109 loss as the Beermen tied the series at 1-1. “I’m not sure what he was mad about, but you know it’s just part of the game. It’s alright and it’s nothing serious.” Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Neymar admits exaggerated reactions at World Cup in ad