Ron Klain will be Joe Biden’s chief of staff

first_imgKlain isn’t a Rahm Emanuel-style ideologue. He is, and I write this with nothing but the best connotations, a true technocrat—someone who will get shit done with minimal fuss or drama. As such, he’s not beholden to silly obsolete notions of “norms and traditions” that are only wielded against Democrats, never Republicans. xAnyone who thinks that Mitch McConnell would not have changed the filibuster rules to get Kavanaugh confirmed was not watching when HE CHANGED THE FILIBUSTER RULES TO GET GORSUCH CONFIRMED!!!!! https://t.co/81DbttSrRE— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) July 16, 2018Klain also has respect among the left-left, such as Bernie Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir.The “inside left,” which includes people like Shakir, who has a Washington pedigree—he has worked for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid—sees value in urging the moderate (and elected) figures left. This group does have respect for people like Klain, a frequent and fierce critic of Donald Trump on MSNBC who, as Obama’s Ebola response coordinator, showed the world a few short years ago that the United States of America actually knew how to contain a virus.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Klain’s job will be tough, and much more so if we can’t wrestle the Senate away from Mitch McConnell in the January Senate runoffs in Georgia. But for the first time in four years, we’ll have competence in the Oval Office. Things are looking up, and will be looking even better when sore loser Donald Trump’s coup attempt fails.center_img Klain is perfectly suited for the role. He has been chief of staff to both vice-presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, as well as Bill Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno at just 31 years of age. He led the team that shepherded the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He served as chief legal counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee when Biden served on it. He managed the successful implementation of President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus law. And of course, there’s the one gig that makes him particularly well-suited for the most pressing challenge of today—he was Obama’s Ebola czar. A COUPLE OF weeks ago, I asked  Larry Brilliant, the renowned epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, what is the one message he would bring to the daily press briefing if he were president. He answered without hesitation: “I would begin the press conference by saying ‘Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to Ron Klain … Covid czar.’”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Cesc Fabregas reveals Patrick Vieira’s joke about Arsenal exit during reunion

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Cesc Fabregas reveals Patrick Vieira’s joke about Arsenal exit during reunion The two players’ careers briefly overlapped before Vieira moved to Juventus (Picture: Getty)Cesc Fabregas has revealed that former Arsenal teammate Patrick Vieira jokingly referred to him as the ‘kid’ that forced him out of the club when they met up recently.The French midfielder left north London in 2005 for Juventus, with Fabregas – then just a teenager – taking over from Vieira in the heart of midfield and even becoming the club’s youngest ever captain.Fabregas left Chelsea for Monaco in January and faced off against Vieira’s Nice earlier this season, and the 42-year-old couldn’t resist making a joke about his departure form Arsenal. Commentcenter_img Fabregas has helped Monaco move clear of the relegation zone (Picture: Getty)‘I saw Patrick Vieira when we played against Nice with Monaco and it was very funny,’ Fabregas told Nice-Matin.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I met him in the locker room, before the match, and he was with the president of Nice and he said to him while looking at me: “President, this is the kid who forced me to leave Arsenal”.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMonaco were mired in a relegation fight under axed boss Thierry Henry when Fabregas moved to the south of France.However, since Leonardo Jardim returned to the dugout the team’s form has improved enormously, moving up to 16th in the table after a seven game unbeaten run, and Fabregas says he was sure he would rise to the challenge of a relegation dog fight. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 Mar 2019 11:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link365Shares Vieira’s Nice side are in ninth place in the Ligue 1 table (Picture: Getty)‘I am a competitor first and foremost, I will be able to say at the end of my career that I have experienced all the situations in a club, the top and the fight.‘I was sat at leading London and the Premier League, it represents 10 years of my life, but also very excited to discover a new challenge, probably the hardest of my career. I have never been afraid of challenges.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

Roy Wade, 86, Holton

first_imgRoy J. Wade, 86, of Holton passed away at 5:10am, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville. He was born at Sullivan, Illinois on July 16, 1931 the son of Harvey and Josephine West Wade. Survivors include one son Tim (Karla) Wade of Burlington, Oklahoma; two daughters Gail Snyder of West Harrison, and Lisa (Roger) McQueen of Laurel; 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; one sister Betty Friend of Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Danny. Mr. Wade was an Army veteran of the Korean War and in civilian life was a tool & die maker. He was a former employee of Arvins in North Vernon and retired in 2009 after 36 years with Delta Faucet in Greensburg. His hobbies included building muzzle loading rifles and he enjoyed horseback riding on his farm west of Dabney. Roy attended the Shelby Christian Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 29th at 11am at the Shelby Christian Church with Bro. Earl Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will begin at 9am Monday and will also at the Shelby Christian Church. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Christian Church or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.last_img read more

Delhi High Court Orders Fresh Probe Into Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Air France Employee

first_imgThe Delhi Court on May 30 directed Air France to conduct a fresh inquiry into an Indian employee’s allegations of repeated sexual harassment against a French senior executive at the airline, the Hindustan Times reported.Saying that the Vishaka Guidelines should be taken seriously, a bench comprising Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice AK Chawla observed that the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) set up by Air France over the complaints made by the woman working at its Gurugram office, and the panel’s resultant proceedings, were invalid.The court set them aside, saying: “Consequently, the constitution of ICC by Air France and all its resultant proceedings, including the report submitted by it, are…set aside. It is hereby directed that ICC should be reconstituted in strict compliance with the requirements under law within 30 days and the committee should conduct its inquiry afresh.”The woman also claimed that ICC was only set up once the police had lodged an FIR.The court’s directive came after the woman appealed to say that Stanilas Brun, who worked as the marketing manager, cargo for India, Nepal and Bhutan in 2013, had been sexually harassing her. Brun’s LinkedIn profile now says that he is the managing director, Middle East, Gulf & Indian Subcontinent, Air France-KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo.The complainant said that she had been victimized for complaining against the senior executive and accusing him of sexual harassment. She claimed that she was forced to resign by three persons in the company on Sept. 23, 2017.She also alleged that she was threatened with immediate termination of employment without any letter or documentation of her service and provident fund from the company.The court emphasized that the Vishaka Guidelines are to be taken seriously. “The march of our society to… sensitivity to the issue of sexual harassment and its baneful effects, flagged in Vishaka (supra), culminated in the path-breaking Workplace Harassment Prohibition Act over 17 years later,” the bench said, according to the report.The court also observed that decision makers, parliament, courts and employers should be vigilant in making sure that effective policies are swiftly and impartially enforced to ensure justice and to check that no one is subjected to unwelcome and unacceptable behavior at the workplace.Put in effect by the Indian Supreme Court in 1997, the Vishakha Guidelines are a set of procedural guidelines for use in India for cases of sexual harassment. The guidelines were superseded in 2013 by the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Related ItemsAir FranceSexual harassmentwomen’s rightslast_img read more