Group banned from Universal after making racist gestures on ride

first_imgUniversal Orlando has banned a group of riders after a photo surfaced showing the group making racist gestures on a ride.While it is unclear when the picture was taken, it was posted to Universal’s Annual Passholder Facebook page for Appreciation Days.In the photo the group of young adults were pictured on the “Revenge of the Mummy” making the Nazi salute with one hand and a gesture associated with white supremacy groups with the other.The owners of the page have since taken down the photo and Universal Orlando issued a statement rejecting the actions of the individuals:“Hate has no place here — and we have no tolerance for any display of hatred within our destination. We stand for diversity, inclusion, and respect. This photo is appalling and we pulled it from our Facebook page as soon as we became aware of it,” the post on the passholders’ page read. “Any Guest using hate speech or displaying hate symbols will be immediately removed from our destination and not allowed to return.”last_img read more

Trump Likens Impeachment Inquiry To A “Lynching”

first_imgPresident Trump likens the House impeachment inquiry to a “lynching.” He tweeted the controversial reference this morning and said Democrats are denying him due process, fairness or any legal rights. Trump added — “All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here…But we will WIN!” So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019 The African American lawmaker asked — “Do you know how many people who look like me have been lynched, since the inception of this country, by people who look like you?” Rush demanded that Trump delete his tweet. Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush fired back on Twitter, saying — “You think this impeachment is a LYNCHING? What the hell is wrong with you?”If the President wishes to learn about actual lynching, I would encourage him to read, support, & pass my bill, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, which makes lynching a federal hate crime. Unfortunately for him, there are no anti-impeachment sections.— Bobby L. Rush (@RepBobbyRush) October 22, 2019last_img read more

Senate Acquits President Trump On Both Articles Of Impeachment

first_imgThe United States Senate voted not to impeach President Trump Wednesday on two articles of impeachment.  In Article 1 Abuse of Power 52 Not Guilty and 48 Guilty.  Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote guilty.In Article 2 Obstruction of Congress.  53 Not Guilty and 47 Guilty.  We will have more reaction on this story throughout the evening and tomorrow morning with Jennifer Ross and Bill Adams.last_img

Supplies Arrive to build a Mobile Hospital at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

first_imgDue to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Broward, supplies to build a mobile hospital have arrived at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.The Florida Department of Health revealed there were 14 additional cases in the state bringing the number of infected residents is now 299 most in South Florida. Broward County has the most coronavirus cases in the state with 80, while Miami-Dade County has 77, and Palm Beach County has 21. And still no cases on the Treasure Coast.A six year old boy tested positive for the virus in Palm Beach County. The majority of coronavirus cases in the state are confirmed in South Florida. As a result, three mobile hospitals will be built in South Florida as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.The site will be one of three set up in Florida in order to expand testing for coronavirus.Some of the materials received at Executive Airport include flooring, support beams and several tents. Active duty military members are expected to help build the facility, which will have around 250 beds, and then run it once it’s operational.Florida’s Emergency Management Office ordered 2,000,000 N-95 face masks, 500,000 pairs of gloves, gowns and collection kits, along with 50,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and about 5,000 ventilators and hospital beds.Another mobile hospital is set to be built at CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, and the National Guard will carry out swab field testing at the same location.In Miami-Dade, drive-thru testing is set to begin at Hard Rock Stadium in the coming days, and it’s already underway at the Doris Ison Health Center in Miami. Also, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says it’s not necessary to close child care centers across the state unless the health department orders it.last_img read more

DeSantis: Coronavirus Testing Site Coming to Southern Palm Beach County

first_imgTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis is promosing another coronavirus testing site in southern Palm Beach County. And the Governor expects rapid testing to come to Florida ‘probably within the next week’“Now we’re surging supplies for the testing site in Hialeah and we’re surging supplies for a testing site in south Miami-Dade (County), so those are going to be coming online very soon,” DeSantis said during a news conference in Tallahassee. “We’re also going to be pushing down supplies and assisting with an additional testing site in southern Palm Beach County.”DeSantis didn’t say when the testing site would be operational, but the governor said he’s “looking forward to doing that.”Palm Beach County’s only current testing site opened Tuesday at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach. County officials said 255 people were tested Tuesday, with another 435 scheduled to be tested Wednesday.The announcement comes a day after DeSantis announced a “safer-at-home” order for Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. But several members of Congress representing Florida are urging DeSantis to issue a statewide shutdown.DeSantis said the number of tests administered daily throughout the state “has gone up dramatically.”last_img read more

Florida Lawmaker Wants Earlier Start to Hurricane Season

first_imgA Central Florida lawmaker is trying to convince the federal government to start the hurricane season earlier beginning next year.U.S. Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy, of Orlando, sent a letter this week to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, requesting that hurricane season officially begin in mid-May. The current season runs from June 1 through November 30.However, Murphy says there has been at least one named storm before June 1 during each of the past six years.She adds that were three tropical storms — Arthur, Bertha and Cristobal — formed in mid-May and the beginning of June this year alone.“This presents a practical problem, because government officials and residents in hurricane-prone states use this season to inform their funding choices, public awareness campaigns, and preparation decisions,” Murphy’s letter explains.It goes on to say, “Accordingly, an official season that does not accurately predict major storm activity could result in readiness being compromised and people and property being harmed.”Tropical Storm Cristobal formed very early, spawning a tornado that caused damage here in Central Florida. It is clear that the official Atlantic hurricane season can no longer accurately predict hurricane activity. We should extend it. #FlaPol #FL07— Rep. Stephanie Murphy (@RepStephMurphy) June 17, 2020 NOAA has received the congresswoman’s letter and the agency looks forward to discussing the topic with her, according to spokesman Christopher Vaccaro.Although several tropical storms have formed in the Atlantic Ocean before June 1 in recent years, most of them have been considered “marginal in their structure,” says Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist at Colorado State University.In addition, improved satellite monitoring has likely led to an increase in short-lived, weak storms being named by the National Hurricane Center during recent years.The only named hurricane before June since the satellites started being used in 1966 was Hurricane Alma, which occurred in 1970.“I don’t think there is any reason to lengthen the hurricane season, since we haven’t had a hurricane in May in 50 years,” Klotzbach said in an email.last_img read more

Carnival Cruises Downsizing Fleet Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

first_imgThe world’s largest cruise line says it is cutting its fleet in the wake of the pandemic.The company plans to eliminate 13 ships from its fleet in the coming weeks and months.Carnival Cruises owns nine cruise lines altogether, including Holland America and Princess Cruises, for a total of 104 ships.However, the company’s vessels have remained grounded since March.“They’re burning through cash, so when they come back, they might be coming back in a different format,” says Port Canaveral CEO Capt. John Murray.Officials say the industry could move toward larger ships, which can operate more efficiently during a time of social distancing.Important update for guests on select future sailings.— Carnival Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) July 7, 2020 Larger ships may lose less money at half their passenger counts, when they do start cruising again. That means smaller ships could be scrapped or sold off.Carnival did not specify which ships will be eliminated from its fleet.Its largest-ever new ship, the 5,000 passenger Mardi Gras, was slated to begin cruising from Port Canaveral this year.The current goal is for cruises to resume later this year.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last Thursday that it has banned cruising in U.S. waters until at least Oct. 1, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

Publix will end one-way aisles in some stores

first_imgSince the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing masks everywhere has been forced to help combat the spread of the virus, along with several grocery and retail stores implementing one-way aisles to help with social distancing guidelines.Well it looks like some things will start going back to normal as Publix announced some of their stores will no longer have the aisles set up one-way.On Sunday, Publix’s customer service account explained the change in several reply tweets.Yes, one-way aisles have been discontinued in Publix stores not currently under local ordinance requiring this measure. They were initially adopted to help our customers understand and practice social distancing and over time, we’ve adopted this into our routines. ■Matthew— PublixHelps (@PublixHelps) August 31, 2020 One-way aisles at Publix are discontinued in the grocery stores that are not under local ordinance requiring it.Publix said face coverings are still required.last_img read more

Mariners Roll Against Tigers

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts Bio SULLIVAN — The Tigers outhit the Mariners 11-9 but managed just a pair of runs as the Mariners rolled to a 10-2 win on Monday.Eben Powers drove in two runs with a pair of doubles, Joe Condon tripled and singled and Evan Rollins had a pair of singles for the Mariners.Matt Boyle drove in a run with two doubles and a single and Mike Crowley doubled and singled for the Tigers. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 admin Latest posts by admin (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Winter Weather Adjusts Tournament Schedule

first_imgBANGOR — The Maine Principal’s Association has decided to move Friday night’s Eastern Maine Class C Boys’ Basketball Semifinal between the Sumner Tigers and the Penobscot Valley Howlers to Saturday morning due to weather.This scheduling change also affects the Eastern Maine Championship games already scheduled for Saturday.The Class D girls’ Eastern Maine Championship between the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners and the Washburn Beavers will be moved to 2:05 p.m.The Ellsworth Eagles and the Camden Windjammers will now play for the Class B Boys’ Eastern Maine Championship at 8:45 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Eastern Maine Class C boys’ championship will be played Monday at 5:45 p.m.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all)center_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin Biolast_img read more