20 Nov

Biden names Ron Klain, a decades-long confidant, as his chief of staff.

first_img“His deep, varied experience and capacity to work with people all across the political spectrum is precisely what I need in a White House chief of staff as we confront this moment of crisis and bring our country together again,” Mr. Biden said.- Advertisement – WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. named Ron Klain, a veteran Democratic operative and a decades-long confidant, to be his White House chief of staff on Wednesday, the first step toward putting in place his administration’s senior leadership.Mr. Klain, a lawyer with deep experience on Capitol Hill, advising President Barack Obama and in corporate board rooms, served as Mr. Biden’s chief of staff when he was vice president and has been seen for months as the most likely choice to manage his team in the White House. Known for steady nerves, he also has a fierce wit, which he has frequently unleashed on President Trump on Twitter.- Advertisement – Advisers have said that Mr. Biden will announce other top White House staff members in the coming days, even as Mr. Trump refuses to accept the results of the election, tweeting “WE WILL WIN!” on Wednesday evening. – Advertisement – He was particularly critical of Mr. Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, having served as the “Ebola czar” under Mr. Obama during an outbreak of the deadly disease in 2014. A video of Mr. Klain lecturing Mr. Trump about the pandemic was widely viewed during the campaign.In a statement, Mr. Biden called Mr. Klain an “invaluable” adviser, noting in particular the work they did together during the economic crisis in 2009 and the Ebola outbreak. Mr. Klain has gone in and out of government over the past several decades, at times practicing as a lawyer and later working with Steve Case, the founder of AOL, in a venture capital investment firm called Revolution.Mr. Klain thanked his well-wishers in a tweet on Wednesday night, saying that he was “honored by the President-elect’s confidence” and that he would “give my all to lead a talented and diverse team in a Biden-Harris” White House.The choice of Mr. Klain, 59, who first went to work for Mr. Biden in the late 1980s when Mr. Biden was a senator from Delaware and Mr. Klain was a recent graduate of Harvard Law School, signals that the president-elect intends to rely on a tight circle of Washington insiders who have been by his side for years.- Advertisement – Mr. Biden is not likely to reveal his cabinet picks until around Thanksgiving, several people close to the transition said.last_img read more

20 Oct

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23 Sep

I-70 listed as Indiana’s deadliest highway

first_imgNationwide—Labor day weekend is one of the busiest on the roads and is the final weekend in the Summer’s 100 Deadliest Days of Driving. Before you hit the road for your weekend plans, check out this list of the deadliest highways in the US. Indiana’s deadliest highway is I-70 with 17 fatalities during the summer months. I-70 and I-80 are both top three deadliest highways in six different states. Florida has the state road with the highest number of traffic fatalities during this time period. There were 160 deaths on I-10 during summertime in 2015, 2016, and 2017. That’s the most on a single road on the entire list.Check out our full report and safety guide by clicking here.last_img read more

6 Jan

Kits for Africa to launch in Italy with Torino FC

first_imgThe Italy launch comes a week after Everton FC swapped their shirt in last Sunday’s match against West Ham United in support of the Kits for Africa project.Everton FC center-back Kurt Happy Zouma in action in a past EPL action. During the match, Everton players wore the Kits for Africa logo on the front of their blue shirts instead of the usual SportPesa logo to rally more fans to support the project.On Friday September 21, Torino players wore Kits for Africa T-shirts during warm up before their training for Sunday’s game.“We are grateful to our partners who have thrown their full weight behind this noble cause,” said SportPesa Chief Marketing Officer Kelvin Twissa.This weekend, 20 football teams from Machakos and 10 from Athi River will be issued with some of the items donated under Kits for Africa.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Italy launch comes a week after Everton FC swapped their shirt in last Sunday’s match against West Ham United in support of the Kits for Africa project.MILAN, Italy, Sep 22 – Grassroot football teams in Kenya are set to receive increased support for kits as SportPesa partner Torino FC prepares to launch Kits for Africa project in Italy at their game against Napoli slated for Sunday at their Stadio Olimpico backyard.Kits for Africa is an initiative of SportPesa and its partners Hull City, Everton and Southampton that entails collecting kits donated by fans, players and members of the public during home games of the participating teams.last_img read more