Trump’s superspreader events have left more than 130 Secret Service officers in quarantine

first_imgAs of now, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, and Trump advisers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie are infected, as are at least eight Republican National Committee staffers, including that organization’s chief of staff. Trump’s campaign rallies—crowded events at which many people went maskless—have been responsible for at least 700 deaths. And of course Secret Service officers had to be at every single one of those rallies as well as more generally around Trump’s aides and advisers and hangers-on who refused to wear masks because the boss man doesn’t like it.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The moment Trump most directly showed his contempt for the lives of the people who protect his life came when he himself was hospitalized for COVID-19, when he went out on a joy ride in an SUV—with his Secret Service detail shut up in the vehicle with him—to wave to his supporters. But that moment was a crystallization of the consistent lack of care for the health of his supporters, his staff, and even his nearest and dearest that Trump has shown throughout the pandemic.last_img read more

NPHL to expand to nine teams this season

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Hockey League held its annual general meeting Wednesday, and announced that the league will see several big changes for the upcoming season.NPHL President Jack McAvoy announced the High Prairie Regals and Manning Comets will be rejoining the league. The Comets are back after a year’s absence in which they didn’t have enough committed players.The addition of High Prairie brings the leagues total to nine teams.  Allan Lamouche and Jim McLean attending on behalf of High Prairie, reassured the league that player commitment wouldn’t be a problem. Lamouche said, “we have a lot of graduating local midget players and are confident we will have a good competitive team.” The projected Regals team list also consists of a number of players currently playing for other teams within the NPHL. However the league decided that a player would be granted his release if he chose to play for High Prairie.- Advertisement -The 2017/18 season will consist of a the 22-game partial interlocking schedule, which means every team will play each other twice, some three times.  The schedule will be released on October 9th. With the season starting on October 28th.As for the Flyers, their first of two practices of the pre-season next Monday and Wednesday at the North Peace Arena at 8:30 p.m.last_img read more