House passes bill to prohibit federal funding for abortion

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgUSA Today 22 January 2015House Republicans, faced with mounting opposition from their own members, pulled a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and instead Thursday passed less restrictive legislation to prohibit federal funding for abortions.The 242-179 vote was along party lines, with one Republican voting ‘no’ and three Democrats voting for the legislation. It would make permanent the so-called Hyde amendment, a provision that is added to legislation each year to prevent federal funding for abortions.“It makes matters worse,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “It makes permanent the Hyde amendment. We haven’t done that before.”While the House was considering the bill Thursday, the White House promised it would veto the measure should it reach President Obama’s desk.Thursday’s vote was timed to coincide with the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. But Republicans had planned to take up a far more restrictive bill sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. Late Wednesday, House GOP leaders changed course and withdrew the measure because of objections from numerous Republicans — many of them women — who objected that the legislation was too restrictive and would turn off voters.Franks’ bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except to save the life of the woman or in cases of rape or incest of a minor if they were reported to police.http://www.usatoday.com/news/last_img read more


Basketball great Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Posted On Sep 22 2020 by

first_imgRelatedPosts Kobe Bryant honoured in Bosnia with giant mural Kobe Bryant helicopter crash post-mortem released Kobe Bryant’s wife files claim against LA County sheriff over crash photos Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning, TMZ Sports has confirmed. Kobe was traveling with at least three other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. Five people are confirmed dead. Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Bryant has famously used a helicopter to travel for years – dating back to when he played for the Lakers. He was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the Staples Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper. KB is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and their four daughters – Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and newborn Capri. He was recently spotted at NBA games with his daughter Gianna, a rising star basketball player herself. Their youngest daughter, Capri, was just born in June 2019. Bryan is widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time – making 18 All-Star teams during his 20 year career with the Lakers. He was a first-round pick in the 1996 draft, winning five NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs and he was the league MVP in 2008. The Lakers famously retired both of Bryan’s jerseys, number 8 and 24, the only player in team history to receive that honor. Bryan’s accomplishments stand far outside of the basketball world. He won an Oscar for his short film: “Dear Basketball,” in 2018.Tags: Kobe BryantVanessa Bryantlast_img read more


Wilfried Zaha ends transfer talk, signs new £130k-a-week Crystal Palace deal

Posted On Dec 26 2019 by

first_imgThe Ivory Coast international has been outstanding since his return to Selhurst and played a crucial role last season, scoring nine goals and assisting a further five, as Palace secured Premier League survival.After putting pen to paper, Zaha said: “I’m very pleased. Obviously, I just wanted to get it over and done with, so I can just focus on the season.“I’m buzzing that we managed to get it sorted.” 1 Latest Premier League News possible xi NEW ERA Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener ALTERED gameday silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Wilfried Zaha has been outstanding for Crystal Palace in recent seasons Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal But Palace have always made it clear they have no interest in selling their star man, and Zaha has now committed his long-term future to the club.The new deal – understood to be worth around £130,000-a-week – makes Zaha Palace’s highest earner.Eagles chairman Steve Parish said: “Wilf grew up a stone’s throw from Selhurst Park from the age of four, and has been with the club since he was 12.“This agreement is yet another example of his lifelong commitment to the club, and our commitment to him.“This is an amazing day for everyone here at Palace, our supporters and of course Wilf – and is richly deserved.”Zaha came through Palace’s academy and made his professional debut for the club in 2010.He signed for Manchester United in January 2013 for a fee of around £15m but failed to make an impact at Old Trafford and rejoined Palace 18 months later, initially on loan before making the switch permanent in February 2015. huge blow How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED possible standings REVEALED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Wilfried Zaha has penned a new five-year contract with Crystal Palace.The winger was heavily linked with a move away from Selhurst Park in the summer transfer window, with Chelsea and Tottenham both reported to be tracking the 25-year-old. Wilfried Zaha’s new contract at #CPFC is worth £130,000-a-week.He donates 10% to charity so that’s £13,000-a-week he’s now giving 👏Respect @WilfriedZaha 👊 pic.twitter.com/gUwqeuMZlY— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 15, 2018last_img read more