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Biden on Trump, Covid-19: ‘More People May Die Because of Transition Delay’

first_imgHours before Mr. Biden’s remarks, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, went further than any other senior Trump official in a public forum when he said that Mr. Biden appeared to have won the election and pledged a smooth transition from his staff.“Look, if the Biden-Harris ticket is determined to be the winner — and obviously things look that way now — we’ll have a very professional transition from the National Security Council,” Mr. O’Brien said.Perhaps wary of the ire of a president who refuses to concede the obvious, however, even Mr. O’Brien spoke conditionally, falsely suggesting that the election’s outcome remains uncertain.- Advertisement – “If there is a new administration, they deserve some time to come in and implement their policies,” Mr. O’Brien said during a talk recorded last week and streamed on Monday as part of a conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.“And if we are in a situation where we are not going into a Trump second term, which I think people where I’m sitting in the White House would like to see, if it’s another outcome, it will be a professional transition — there’s no question about it,” he added.Jim Tankersley and Alan Rappeport contributed reporting.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Mr. Biden’s comments came as governors across the country have begun issuing tough new restrictions on businesses, schools, bars and sports venues in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, prompting an increasingly aggressive backlash from Republicans, including some of Mr. Trump’s advisers.In Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to shut down casinos, movie theaters and indoor dining — and to halt in-person learning at high schools and colleges — for three weeks prompted Republican lawmakers to call for her impeachment. She said the remarks by Dr. Atlas were “irresponsible” and left her breathless.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Thurloway to defend title at English Men’s Amateur

first_img23 Jul 2019 Thurloway to defend title at English Men’s Amateur Tom Thurloway will defend his title when the English Men’s Amateur Championship gets underway at Hankley Common and North Hants on 30 July.Thurloway, from Chartham Park in Sussex, beat Lansdown and Gloucestershire’s Joe Long 6 & 5 in last year’s final at Formby and is now seeking to become the first player to win back-to-back championships since Paul Casey in 2000 and 2001.Long, from the Lansdown Golf Club, also returns attempting to go one better than last year.The top-ranked player in this year’s field is World No. 30, Tom Sloman, from Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club in Somerset, who won the individual title at the European Nations Cup in Sotogrande, Spain, earlier this year. He is joined by Lindrick and Yorkshire’s Bailey Gill and Yeovil and Somerset’s Tom Plumb who were also part of the English squad that defended the team title on that occasion and by Hallamshire and Yorkshire’s Alex Fitzpatrick, West Cornwall and Cornwall’s Harry Hall and Hexham Northumberland’s Matty Lamb who were part of the English team that finished runner-up to hosts Sweden in the recent European Men’s Team Championship.The England and England “A” squads are also represented by this year’s St Andrews Links Trophy winner Jake Burnage (Saunton and Devon), Billy McKenzie (Rowlands Castle and Hampshire), Jake Bolton (Ogbourne Downs and Wiltshire), Callum Farr (Northamptonshire County and Northamptonshire), Harry Goddard (Hanbury Manor and Hertfordshire), Sam Done (Kenwick Park and Lincolnshire) Ben Hutchinson (Howley Hall and Yorkshire) and David Langley (Castle Royle and Buckinghamshire) while Josh McMahon (Wallasey and Cheshire) and James Newton (Prestbury and Cheshire) will be looking for more success following their victories in the Lytham Trophy and the Irish Open Amateur Championship earlier this season.The field of 288 players also includes England Boy’s squad members Barclay Brown (Hallamshire and Yorkshire), Enrique Dimayuga (Walton Heath and Surrey), Conor Gough (Stoke Park and Berkshire), Josh Hill (Trump International Dubai), Max Hopkins (Berkhamsted and Hertfordshire), Habebul Islam (Ipswich and Suffolk), George Leigh (Trevose and Cornwall) and Ben Pierleoni (Berkhamsted and Hertfordshire).Stage One of the championship is stroke play with all competitors playing one round over both Hankley Common and North Hants. The leading 64 players and ties will qualify for the match play stage, to be played at Hankley Common, and will be seeded according to their stroke play finishing place. If necessary, a preliminary match play round will be played to determine the top 64 players.The event starts on Tuesday, 30 July and concludes on Sunday, 4 August.Image copyright Leaderboard Photography. Tags: English Men’s Amateur Championship, Tom Thurlowaylast_img read more

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