Trump administration fires deputy at U.S.A.I.D. to keep the acting chief in top job.

first_imgUnexpectedly on Friday, the administration fired the deputy at U.S.A.I.D., which will keep her boss in power, since the move came just hours before his appointment was to expire.Two officials confirmed that the deputy administrator, Bonnie Glick, was told around 2:45 p.m. Friday that she would be out of her job at 5 p.m. Her termination came shortly after the agency’s acting administrator, John Barsa, was notified by internal lawyers that his 210-day appointment would expire at midnight Friday, and that he would go back to his previous post as an assistant administrator. Had she not been fired, Ms. Glick would have become the acting administrator.- Advertisement – Now, with Ms. Glick gone, Mr. Barsa is in line to be the acting deputy administrator — and will, in effect, run the agency, since there is no Senate-confirmed administrator. One official described it as a “Game of Thrones” move. It is not clear why the White House or State Department refused to name Ms. Glick as the agency’s acting administrator either of the times she was passed over. One of the officials said she and Mr. Barsa have not gotten along since he was given the job in April.The personnel chaos at the aid agency, which has been beset by infighting and delays in distributing coronavirus assistance worldwide, was touched off earlier Friday by a press inquiry from Devex, an online news and community forum for development workers, which had asked about Mr. Barsa’s status given that his appointment was about to expire.Ms. Glick was confirmed by unanimous consent to her post as deputy administrator of the agency in January 2019. She is a registered Republican in Maryland. In a statement, the aid agency confirmed that Friday was Ms. Glick’s last day on the job and called her “a tremendous champion of, and for, USAID.” It did not include details of her firing, and a spokeswoman declined to comment further.Mr. Barsa was a Senate-confirmed assistant administrator, overseeing Latin America policy, when the agency’s former leader, Mark Green, resigned in April.At that point, the Trump administration tapped Mr. Barsa — over Ms. Glick, who was next in line — to run the agency in a temporary capacity.- Advertisement – WASHINGTON — As the nation awaits the final tally in the presidential election, the Trump administration appears to have used a shuffling of top jobs at the United States Agency for International Development to keep a political appointee in charge of the global development organization.The move offers a possible indication that, win or lose, President Trump intends to continue to defy the usual post-election comity to muscle through his policies and appointees for as long as he can.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Verna Gail (Meyer) Booth

first_img     She was preceded in death by her Father, Louis W. Meyer, Mother, Jennie Gilmore Meyer, Husband, Davis Booth, Sons, Lonnie Lee Booth, and Patrick W. Booth, Siblings, Harold Meyer and Mabel Marie Meyer Miller.     Verna Gail is survived by her loving Grandson, Patrick C. Booth (Susan Coriell) of Aurora, IN; Great-grandchildren, Patrick C. Booth II (Sara), Christopher A. Booth, and Cassidy R. Booth; Great Great-grandchildren, Shelby D. Booth and Patrick C. Booth III. Also trusted caretaker and family friend Marcia Adams,      Services will be held at the Funeral Home, at 2:00 pm, following visitation, with Pastor Mike Addison, officiating.      She was born August 1, 1922 in Aurora, daughter of the late Louis W. Meyer and Jennie (Gilmore) Meyer. Verna Gail (Meyer) Booth 95, of Moores Hill, Indiana, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, IN       She was a life member of Holman Christian Union Church. Verna Gail was very active in her church. Her faith was very important to her and she lived out her faith by helping others. She taught Sunday School for several years and was always busy helping out whenever she could lend a hand. Verna Gail was a volunteer “Pink-Lady” at DCH Auxiliary for 30 years, she also volunteered with the Lifeline Program for DCH for many years and helped with numerous fund raisers for the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. Her legacy will live on in the many lives she has touched throughout her many years of service. She will be greatly missed by her loving family, many friends and church family.center_img      Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Moores Hill, Indiana.      Contributions may be made to the Holman Christian Union Church, American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.      Friends will be received Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.  Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Astros’ Justin Verlander makes insane MLB history with 200th strikeout this season

first_img Gerrit Cole ‘flattered’ by John Smoltz saying Astros rotation better than ’90s Braves: We have a ways to go Justin Verlander has reached 200 strikeouts this season.He becomes the 7th pitcher in MLB history to record 9 200-K seasons, joining Nolan Ryan (15), Randy Johnson (13), Roger Clemens (12), Tom Seaver (10), Pedro Martínez (9), and Bob Gibson (9).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 4, 2019Along with Verlander, Nolan Ryan (15), Randy Johnson (13), Roger Clemens (12), Tom Seaver (10), Pedro Martínez (9), and Bob Gibson (9) all have accomplished the feat. Out of these six pitchers, only Clemens isn’t in the MLB Hall of Fame. Related News Out of Verlander’s 15 seasons in the league, nine of them saw him record at least 200 strikeouts. According to ESPN Stats and Info, that makes Verlander the seventh pitcher in MLB history to have nine seasons with 200-plus strikeouts. Chris Sale not optimistic umpire will be held accountable for missed calls: There’s nothing MLB is going to do MLB wrap: Yankees sweep doubleheader as Red Sox team meeting not enough to halt losing streak Justin Verlander joined some elite company Sunday afternoon.The Astros ace was on fire against the Mariners, recording four strikeouts on the day. Those four strikeouts pushed Verlander to 200 strikeouts on the season. Verlander leads active players with the most 200-plus strikeout seasons, as well. Both Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw have seven seasons with 200 or more strikeouts.Verlander, 36, has shined this season in an All-Star rotation that features Gerrit Cole and now Zack Greinke. Before Sunday’s game, he had a league-best 14-4 record in 23 starts with an AL-best 2.73 ERA.last_img read more

Rollover southwest of Wellington results in injury accident

first_imgHummer rollover southeast of Wellington near Wellington Lake.Sumner Newscow report — A rollover of a 2006 H3 Hummer northeast of Wellington Lake at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, resulted in minor injuries.Tyler Manford Baum, of Wellington, was driving westbound in the Hummer about a quarter mile east of the intersection of 30th Ave. and Clearwater Road when he lost control of the vehicle due to loose gravel. The Hummer would eventually roll over in a north ditch. The Hummer was destroyed according to the press release.Baum and his friend, Chris Wonser were headed to Wellington Lake at the time of the accident. Wonser suffered a shoulder injury. Baum was relatively uninjured and went to work today. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down I would drive it · 372 weeks ago It don’t look destroyed to me. Report Reply 2 replies · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Cindy · 372 weeks ago You did not see the other side, top or back end. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 372 weeks ago You haven’t dealt with insurance companies lately, have you? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Saw it · 372 weeks ago we drove by it about 10 minutes after it happened. He passed our farm and wasn’t even speeding (at that time anyway) and when we left we saw the ambulance leaving and the sheriffs had to get out of the way to let us through. It was destroyed. no questions. The came across the crappy bridge an our maintainer man can’t seem to keep loose gravel from either side of it. We’ve fishtailed in my wifes car going under 30. Its not the safest. Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Cristy · 372 weeks ago This was my son and my best friends son. I have a better picture that shows a lot of the actual damage. This picture looks like someone pushed it on it’s side but it was much worse. I am just thankful that there weren’t any serious injuries or fatalities. I hope that by posting this story, others will be that much more cautious. After all, vehicles are replaceable, people are not. Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Curious · 371 weeks ago I wonder if this is the same Hummer I saw at the Watershed when it snowed this year. If it is, he almost hit a truck and was speeding up and down the hills where the kids were sledding. Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more