first_img“We believe that the Federation should immediately repeal the ‘Anthem Policy’, publish a statement acknowledging the policy was wrong when it was adopted, and issue an apology to our black players and supporters,” the United States Women’s National Team Players Association said in a statement on Monday.”Further, we believe the Federation should lay out its plans on how it will now support the message and movement it tried to silence four years ago.”Kaepernick had begun kneeling during the anthem in August 2016 in order to draw attention to racial injustice following the deaths of several unarmed black men during confrontations with police.Kaepernick’s kneeling protest has become an emblematic expression of solidarity adopted during the recent demonstrations across the United States and around the world since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.Protesters and police officers have all taken a knee during the protests while sports stars in Germany’s Bundesliga have all kneeled before recent matches.Players from English Premier League giants Liverpool also knelt in a photo distributed through the club’s social media channels last week.ESPN said if US Soccer’s board votes to repeal the policy, it would take effect immediately but would still need to be voted on at the federation’s annual meeting next year.Topics : The United States Soccer Federation is considering scrapping a rule which bans players from kneeling during the national anthem, officials confirmed on Monday, as the US women’s team criticised the body for implementing the policy in the first place.USSF president Cindy Parlow Cone called for the policy to be discussed at a board meeting due to take place on Tuesday, ESPN reported on its website.A USSF spokesperson later confirmed the federation was considering repealing the policy. In a controversial move, US Soccer introduced a rule in 2017 which formally states that players must “stand respectfully” during the national anthem.It came after US women’s team star Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the anthem at an international in 2016.4 yrs ago a white gay female kneeled while playing for the USA national team to support what Kaepernick was kneeling for. Megan Rapinoe. A legend. Just so y’all know (: pic.twitter.com/3GrTi4gUPn— Des Equis (@desireehaven) June 5, 2020Rapinoe took a knee in solidarity with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.The US women’s soccer team called on the USSF to “immediately repeal” the policy and to “apologize” to their black players.last_img read more


first_imgStatewide—In the most recent executive order signed by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, it allows retired and inactive EMS professionals to join the fight against COVID-19.The executive order permits retired and inactive EMS professionals to provide supplemental health care services in Indiana during this public health emergency without reinstatement or approval by the Indiana EMS Commission if they work under the supervision of a licensed EMS or health care professional.Under the executive order, retired and inactive EMS professionals are also allowed to provide primary patient care for patients as part of emergency response, transports and facilities with a temporary certification or licensure from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.last_img


first_imgOff the back of technological upgrades and new terminal announcements, Melbourne Airport has released plans to introduce a new free waiting zone for family and friends to pick up inbound travellers.Located in a designated area within the Long Term Car Park, the new Ring and Ride waiting zone allows drivers to park to up to 20 minutes for free and 20 to 40 minutes for just two dollars before collecting arrivals from the terminal forecourt area.In a statement, Melbourne Airport chief executive Chris Woodruff explained the system was designed as a response to customer feedback and would help settle concerns over drivers parking illegally on the Tullamarine Freeway. “This also led to congestion in our terminal forecourt as drivers did repeated laps while they waited o pick up their passengers,” Mr Woodruff said. “Now, drivers can use the ‘Ring& Ride’ waiting zone until their passenger calls to say they are ready to be picked up from the front of the terminal.” For passengers looking to stay parked longer than 40 minutes, the price jumps up to $4 for up to an hour and returns to normal Long Term Car Park rates after one hour.As well as free parking, the airport also said it will provide up to 10 additional pick-up bays as part of redevelopment to its terminal forecourt.Mr Woodruff concluded that the two new changes would also help relieve congestion at Tullamarine as well as create ease for incoming arrivals and their pick-ups.Earlier this month Melbourne Airport also released plans to build a $300 million passenger terminal.Expected completion by 2014 the new terminal would be located south of Terminal Three. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more