Overnight Defense: White House says Trump doesn’t want to use Insurrection Act | Military Times poll finds Biden leads Trump by 6 points among troops
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THE TOPLINE: The White House is saying President Trump does not want to invoke the Insurrection Act to quell protests in U.S. cities after he again appeared to allude to the possibility.
“The president does not want to invoke the Insurrection Act, which has been used very sparingly. But what he does want is to help these cities where he can,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Monday.
The Trump administration would prefer “to work collaboratively with Democrat mayors
As hotels jumped in to fill the gap this summer when summer camps were closed, several are doing the same this fall and winter with many schools, and parents’ offices, still operating remotely. But they’re not just offering separate spaces or technology for studying, they’re also offering educational, fun activities for after school breaks and often supplying academic/tutoring services as well.
The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island on Amelia Island, Florida is veering into science studies and attempting to replicate student outing field trips that relate to them. In partnership with the Reef Institute in West Palm Beach,
Sept. 2, 2020
Henderson City Councilman John Marz says he has the “privilege” of living next door to a short-term vacation rental. He says he’s called the owner five times to complain about late night partying.
“Why can’t you control the people who are renting?” Marz says he’s asked of the owner, who “is getting $3,000 a night for his home. You fine him 100 bucks. He could really care less.”
The vacation rental next door to Marz is one of 378 operating in Henderson, according to data compiled by Host Compliance, a vendor contracted by the city last year to monitor and administer short-term vacation rental (STVR) licensing. Of those, 280 are registered with the city, pay an annual fee, and collect transient lodging taxes from tenants.
Henderson is the only municipality in Southern Nevada to allow the short-term rental of entire homes.
Marz wants property owners to
Rainn Wilson will most likely always be remembered for playing Dwight on The Office, but his latest venture could leave a much bigger mark on the world as a whole. His web series An Idiot’s Guide to Climate Change, which just dropped its first-season finale on SoulPancake’s YouTube Channel, offers both an eye-opening look at the effects of global warming on our environment and practical steps everyone can take to slow down the destruction.
Through six, globe-hopping shorts, the actor—soon to be seen in Amazon Prime Video’s Utopia—meets with scientists and experts in the field, while also providing viewers with an entertaining entry point into the work being done across the world. But it’s not all facts and frightening data. After all, it’s Rainn Wilson working the camera here and even Stanley would admit the guy is a hoot.
Here, he explains what inspired his Guide and where
From spring through summer this year, we’ve seen travel get disrupted by COVID-19. Some countries have even banned international travel to help contain the virus.
Clients at my firm who began planning dream vacations many months ago have been asking us for suggestions: What should they do with the cash they saved up for these trips that they’ve had to cancel? It’s a good question, considering the potential amounts we’re talking about. A typical one-week Disney vacation for a family of four costs an average of $6,716, and a two-week European trip costs about an average of $4,000 per person, according to financial site SpendMeNot.
Here are five options to consider implementing with your saved funds. No one is better than the other, and you have to rank these for your own situation. No shame in doing more than one!
Option 1: Stash That Cash
On a recent Thursday morning, the staff at the Rockaway Hotel was busy installing sanitation stations, arranging lounge chairs six feet apart and practicing contactless check-ins. Scheduled to open Labor Day weekend, the upscale property sits just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in Queens.
“We don’t have time to complain or say this pandemic stinks,” said Jon Krasner, one of the developers involved in the venture. “We have to go with the flow, figure it out and invent a new normal.”
Many people would consider opening a hotel in Rockaway Beach right now to be a huge gamble, considering the time of year, the recent history of failed hotels in the neighborhood and their general plight across the city.
But tell that to Randi Savron, a retired teacher and local who has been desperately trying to book her 60th birthday party at the Rockaway Hotel for next May.
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It’s been 30 years since Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves charmed audiences as the goofy, time-traveling metal heads Bill S. Preston, Esq., and Ted “Theodore” Logan in “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.” In the third installment, “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” Reeves and Winter revisit their quintessential burnout bestie characters in a film that offers up an easy dose of nostalgia.
In “Excellent Adventure,” Bill and Ted had to pass history to avoid military school, which they did by assembling historic figures using a time-traveling phone booth. In “Bogus Journey,” Bill and Ted escape from hell to win the Battle of the Bands as the Wyld Stallyns. Many, many years later, they’re still holding onto those rock ‘n’ roll dreams. In “Face the Music,” written by original writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, and directed by
Adel Mardini, Founder and CEO, Jetex, – a private jet terminal operator based in Dubai – says that in the last year, passenger traffic increased 200 per cent.
Mardini also says that more than 70 per cent of his new customers are passengers who previously flew commercially in business or first class.
He says that his clients are prioritising safe travel and that in some cases, the cost of private jet travel can be comparable to flying on commercial airlines.
“With private jets, the priority is how safe you are. We have started promoting group charters, where families, friends and companies can share the cost.
“McKinsey released a study last month where they said that, if you are flying on a commercial airline, you will be exposed to 700 touch points whereas if you are flying on a business aviation flight, you will be exposed to between 20 and 30
Summer just got an extension.
The Traveling Beer Gardens will make three additional stops in Milwaukee County Parks this season, and the current tour stop at Juneau Park has been extended.
The Roll Out the Barrel Tour stops at Wisconsin Avenue Park, 10300 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa, Aug. 26 through Sept. 5.
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The tour then heads to Center Street Park, 6420 W. Clarke St., Sept. 12 and 13 from noon to 7 p.m.; and Cooper Park, 8701 W. Chambers St., Sept. 19 and 20, also from noon to 7 p.m.
The Roll Out the Barrel Tour at Juneau Park, 900 N. Prospect Ave., has been extended through Sept. 27. Hours for the beer garden after Labor Day (Sept. 7) are 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Hours have also been extended for