Devonta Freeman Says He Has No Plans To Retire: ‘F All Y’all!’
Devonta Freeman was released by the Atlanta Falcons back in March, which led to Todd Gurley being signed in his place. There has been some interest in the 28-year old, but Freeman is still a free agent. In a Twitter post that has since been deleted, Freeman says that retirement is out of the question. “I got 10 more years in me. Kill that fake retirement sh-t!! & Btw F all y’all!!” After rushing for over 1,000 yards in 2015 and 2016, Freeman rushed for 865 in 2017, played in just two games in 2018, and rushed for 656 yards in 14 games in 2019, rushing for a career-worst 3.6 yards per carry.The...
Plans for reopening of tourism industry outlined
In a Senate hearing on the impact of the coronavirus disease, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat outlined plans and preparations for the revival and reopening of tourist sites once their locations are placed under modified general community quarantine.At present, all parts of the Philippines except Metro Manila, Laguna, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Zambales, Angeles City, Cebu City and Mandaue City are under general community quarantine.Safety measures defined in the plan include the regular sanitation and disinfection of accommodations, tourist transport services and other t...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Plans finalized for migrant workers’ housing projects in Madinah
JEDDAH: Civic authorities in Madinah on Tuesday finalized plans for the implementation of housing projects for thousands of migrant workers.In April, Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman announced three pilot schemes to overcome the issue of overcrowding in the quarters accommodating workers from abroad.The initiatives have become even more important in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The three projects spread over 39,000 square meters will help eliminate 40 percent of accommodation problems for foreign workers.Prince Faisal said migrant workers who came to Saudi Arab...
Trump calls world health body 'puppet of China'
Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump attacked the United Nations health body as a Chinese "puppet" on Monday and confirmed he is considering slashing or canceling US support."They're a puppet of China, they're China-centric to put it nicer," he said at the White House.Trump said the United States pays around $450 million annually to the World Health Organization, the largest contribution of any country. Plans are being crafted to slash this because "we're not treated right.""They gave us a lot of bad advice," he said of the WHO.Trump spoke as the WHO held its first annual assembly since t...
Elon Musk Plans To Reopen Tesla Plant Against Local Regulations Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has announced Tesla’s plans to send its employees back to work and restart production amid the coronavirus pandemic. Musk challenged the Alameda County government officials blocking the reopening of his plant by filing a lawsuit. The lawsuit stated, “Alameda County’s power-grab not only defies the governor’s order, but offends the federal and California constitutions.” Musk called the local health officer fighting against this wishes to reopen, “unelected and ignorant” and the shutdown orders fascist and unconstitutional, “breaking people’s freedoms in ways that are h...
Coronavirus Deals 'Powerful Blow' to Putin's Grand May 9 Plans
The bombastic military parade through Moscow's Red Square on Saturday was slated to be the spectacle of the year on the Kremlin's calendar.Standing with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron, President Vladimir Putin would have overseen a 90-minute procession of Russia's military might, showcasing 15,000 troops and the latest hardware.But that was before the coronavirus pandemic.Now, military jets will roar over an eerily quiet Moscow, spurting red, white and blue smoke to mark 75 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany. Putin will lay flowers at a war memorial near an ...
The Moscow Times
Saudi’s Vision 2030 Plans are Being Wrecked
Saudi Arabia picked a bad time to decimate the price of oil, its main export. As the global economy tumbles due to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, majornationsare substantiallyincreasing public spending in a bid to stave off the worst of the coming recession.Saudi on the other hand is cuttingits ministries’ budgets at least 20% while plowing ahead with privatization measures.This has left the country struggling with the prospect that there may be no immediate recovery, since there is no public or private sector stimulus coming their way.Saudi’s increasingly desperate financial straits have...
Plans to prevent future pandemics must consider gender issues, too (commentary)
As COVID-19 continues to wrack our lives, the topic of the illegal wildlife trade and its connection to the coronavirus has garnered recent headlines. Many organizations, such as the Wildlife Conservation Society, are taking proactive measuresto step up their efforts to end this illegal trade of wildlife and prevent the risk of future zoonotic pandemics. But are these plans and policies considering the impacts of gender-based issues, such as sex-trafficking and forced labor, on the success or failure of the outcomes in these same spaces?While these topics may seem unrelated, a critical new stu...
Russian Opposition Plans Online Coronavirus Lockdown Protest
Russia's opposition has called for an online protest next week to press the Kremlin for financial aid for people struggling under the coronavirus lockdown.During an online YouTube rally next Tuesday, Moscow councillors Yulia Galyamina, Ilya Azar and their allies also plan to seek an amnesty for prisoners and oppose President Vladimir Putin's plan to change the Constitution in a move that could allow him to stay in power until 2036.Putin has been forced to defer a key vote on the proposed amendment."We demand that the president and the Russian government adopt emergency measures to save people ...
The Moscow Times
MLB Plans To Continue Season With All Teams Playing In Arizona
The MLB and MLBPA are hoping to start the baseball season and play in May or June with games in Arizona.The MLB is looking at all 30 teams playing the entire season in Arizona at ballparks around the greater area of Phoenix. The plan has reportedly been discussed over the past two weeks, and the MLB is trying to get something on the field while also keeping fans safe.“MLB has been actively considering numerous contingency plans that would allow play to commence once the public health situation has improved to the point that it is safe to do so,” the MLB statement said. “While we have discussed...