Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Trump calls off Eagles' White House visit

Trump calls off Eagles' White House visit - Article US President Trump pulls invite to Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles
Kenny Thornton | 08 June, 2018, 23:57

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins didn't have anything to say about his team being uninvited from the White House during today's media availability.

Jenkins held up signs touting the message he's tried to convey using his platform as a pro football player.

Jenkins at least had a plan.

Tight end Zach Ertz and other Eagles players were shown kneeling in several photos during the Fox News segment, but Ertz said the players were kneeling in prayer, not to raise awareness of social injustice and police brutality issues, as other players have done.

The traveling party wasn't arrived at by taking a vote.

On Thursday, May 31, the team notified the White House of 81 individuals, including players, coaches, management, and support personnel, who would attend the event.

"Sports are not a distraction from politics - they are politics by a different means", said University of Southern California sociologist Ben Carrington. "I wasn't involved in those discussions". "Unfortunately, only a small number of players chose to come, and we canceled the event". "The first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere". It was up in the air and a decision was made.

Mrs. Trump recently spent five days in the hospital following a kidney procedure and stayed out of sight for more than three weeks before re-emerging at a private White House reception Monday. In rescinding the invitation, the president cited a disagreement over standing for the national anthem before games, although none of the Eagles' players took a knee during the 2017 season.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that Trump viewed the move as a political stunt.

Judge rules Trump must sit for deposition in defamation lawsuit
If and when Trump sits down for the deposition, he has to tell the truth or face a possible perjury charge. His lawyers have appealed the case to the New York Court of Appeals, and are still awaiting a response.

"That's fine", Pederson said when reminded of those remarks. Mrs Trump stepped easily, smiled and was heard telling one worker "thank you very much".

"I think they should have went out of respect", said Tom Fiscus of Wernersville.

Melania smiles as her husband adds: "The people love you, the people of our country love you, so thank you, honey".

While speaking to reporters outside the White House Friday, the president hit back against the media, saying he does not believe he is above the law, however, he does have the executive power to pardon himself. That's how out of sorts he was.

"There's no statement needed", Long said.

This time, Jenkins didn't speak a word.

"I don't think [he's] actually kneeling", joked Arroyo of one robust anthem protestor.

"I'm not discussing it because we've got two OTA practices, I've got a mandatory minicamp next week, and I'm focused on that".

Recommended

Rafael Nadal marches on in Paris as Serena Williams bows out Rafael Nadal marches on in Paris as Serena Williams bows out She had experienced chest pains in the third-round singles victory against Julia Goerges on Saturday. Williams is a seven-time Wimbledon singles champion. "And I think we played many matches".

'Days Gone' Gets Release of February 2019 'Days Gone' Gets Release of February 2019 In a string of pre-E3 news related to the game, an official trailer announces its release date: February 22 . But with no release date in sight for TLoU II , perhaps Days Gone will fill the zombie-survival void.

Poundworld on brink of administration putting 5300 jobs at risk Poundworld on brink of administration putting 5300 jobs at risk Deloitte has been preparing contingency plans for an administration in the event of talks collapsing. Losses for the financial year 2016-17 were £17.1million, up from £5.4million the year before.

Argentina's Lanzini ruled out of Russia 2018 Argentina's Lanzini ruled out of Russia 2018 The West Ham ace ruptured his cruciate knee ligament in training on Friday as Argentina confirmed on their official Twitter page. All eyes will now be on Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to see who will be replacing Lanzini in the squad.

Ayton works out for Suns, says 'I know I'm going No. 1' Ayton works out for Suns, says 'I know I'm going No. 1' If Ayton wasn't already their number one choice on the board, it sure sounds like he's solidified his place following the workout. Ryan McDonough was asked about Ayton clearly wanting to join the Suns. " has a lot of strong ties to this area".

Woman gored by bison in Yellowstone after crowd gets too close Woman gored by bison in Yellowstone after crowd gets too close The two women were among four people injured by various types of wildlife in the park in just over a month. In early May, a bison rammed and slightly injured a woman in Yellowstone, officials said at the time.

Athenahealth, Inc. (ATHN) Reached 52-Week High at $157.64 Athenahealth, Inc. (ATHN) Reached 52-Week High at $157.64 State of Alaska Department of Revenue acquired a new stake in shares of athenahealth during the 4th quarter valued at $385,000. Citigroup accumulated 2,376 shares or 0% of the stock. (NASDAQ: ATHN ) earned "Hold" rating by Berenberg on Tuesday, May 15.

Oldest Footprints On Earth Left By Mysterious Animal 550 Million Years Ago Oldest Footprints On Earth Left By Mysterious Animal 550 Million Years Ago Thus one can say that the sudden surge in bio-diversity around five hundred and ten to five hundred and forty million years ago. This is a sign of "complex behavior involving both walking and burrowing", the team argues in the paper.

G7 nations struggle to salvage summit as Trump attacks trade G7 nations struggle to salvage summit as Trump attacks trade Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland questioned the Trump administration's move on CNN. Canada and other USA allies are retaliating with tariffs on US exports.

Kaepernick's Lawyers Look to Subpoena Trump, Pence in NFL Fight Kaepernick's Lawyers Look to Subpoena Trump, Pence in NFL Fight Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross also said that the president changed his view of the protests after he came out in strong opposition.

How to get help for someone who might be suicidal How to get help for someone who might be suicidal If you or someone you know may be contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Perhaps even more startling, in more than half of those suicide deaths, the people had no known mental health condition.

Ruthless Nadal crushes Del Potro to reach 11th French Open final Ruthless Nadal crushes Del Potro to reach 11th French Open final There is no doubt, too, that the goodwill from the fans he encounters week in week out has helped him get back to a good place. Now he will have to go through Nadal. "I played more aggressive", Nadal said, adding: "In my opinion, the match changed, no?"

Trump Reviewing 3000 Pardons, Including Muhammad Ali But Not O.J. Simpson Trump Reviewing 3000 Pardons, Including Muhammad Ali But Not O.J. Simpson Navy sailor who served a year in federal prison after taking photos of classified portions of a submarine. His decision resulted in a draft-evasion conviction, and he was stripped of his heavyweight boxing crown.

Jemima threatens to run sons libel claim against Reham Jemima threatens to run sons libel claim against Reham She alleged in detail that Akram used to let a man of African-origin to have sex with her while he watched. As per the leaked book, this explosive content was at pages 402 and 572.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane signs new contract until 2024 Tottenham striker Harry Kane signs new contract until 2024 They are due to move into the ground next season after playing last season's home matches as Wembley Stadium. It means the Spurs striker has committed to the club until 2024.