Friday, 23 June, 2017

DeVos booed delivering Bethune-Cookman address

WATCH LIVE: Betsy DeVos Delivers Commencement Speech To Bethune-Cookman Texas House OKs giving adoption agencies 'religious refusal'
Craig Ferguson | 12 May, 2017, 03:18

Betsy DeVos delivers speech to graduates at Bethune-Cookman University on May 10.

After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was rudely shouted down by left-wing students during a commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday, NBC's Today and CBS This Morning actually attempted to justify the disrespectful behavior. Most the students believe that her speech was made for political reasons and not because she had the universities best interests at heart, reports Al Jazeera.

Jackson, an African-American and a Republican, and some others defended the choice of DeVos as the graduation speaker for the school, which was named for black educator and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune.

"One of the hallmarks of higher education and of democracy is the ability to converse with from those with whom we disagree", Secretary DeVos said.

The situation got so bad that Edison O. Jackson, the president of the Bethune-Cookman University, interrupted DeVos' speech to ask the graduating class and their guests return to their seats and remain quiet. "Choose which way you want to go", Jackson warned.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk on Jessica Andrade and Aiming for UFC Flyweight Title
But while she certainly respects what Andrade brings to the fight, Jedrzejczyk also learned a few things about her from sparring. Many are calling the fight as Joanna's toughest ever. "I have seen is so many times and can see that my opponents are scared".

Yates: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn
The national security adviser was let go 18 days after Yates first raised her concerns with White House counsel Don McGahn. But he was clearly watching Monday's hearing of the Senate judiciary sub-committee closely - and heckling from Twitter.

IPL 2017 KXIP vs KKR: KKR Opt to Field
Sandeep Sharma was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Maxwell and Thangarasu Natarajan claimed one wicket each. The Australian played two delectable shots off Colin de Grandhomme, including a glorious straight drive, before he was out.

Some leaders of historically black colleges and universities later expressed dismay when Trump invited them to the Oval Office for a "listening session" that became an apparent photo-op for Black History Month. "Never forget that. Through serving others, you can extend that legacy".

Students and alumni had petitioned to block Secretary DeVos from speaking. Dozens of activists lined a sidewalk early Wednesday; their signs included "DeVos is not worthy". She understood, however, the great value of education, and she understood the nuances of how to balance delicate and hard relationships in order to achieve her ultimate goal of building an institution of higher learning, of which we are the beneficiaries today.

"DeVos was here to hear our differences and at the end of the day I think that's what happened", added Keith Holt, who received a master's degree in transformative leadership.

"And while we will undoubtedly disagree at times, I hope we can do so respectfully", she said. "While we may share differing points of view, my visit and dialogue with students leaves me encouraged and committed to supporting HBCUs".

Recommended

  • He is an example of our season - Conte lauds 'fantastic' Fabregas

    Chelsea next travel to The Hawthorns on Frida evening where they only need a win to clinch the Premier League title in Antonio Conte's first season as Manager.
    North Korea detains another U.S.  citizen: state media

    North Korea detains another U.S. citizen: state media

    Both are being held on suspicion of “hostile acts” against the North Korean regime , according to the state-run news agency KCNA. It remains to be seen whether the pressure will produce a different North Korea approach to USA -related negotiations.

    Federal Budget 2017: Banks would pass on new tax to customers

    Labor holds a clear poll lead over the coalition as Treasurer Scott Morrison prepares to release his second budget. University fees are expected to hike by up to $3000 and students will be forced to pay back loans earlier.
  • Dana White Hoping To Negotiate With Team Mayweather Monday

    Dana White Hoping To Negotiate With Team Mayweather Monday

    Obviously both guys want to fight each other, but you know, what's the deal? " It's not getting close at all ." said White. As De La Hoya indicated, Mayweather has already fought Alvarez, winning a majority decision in 2013.

    Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

    If the Bulls win to force a seventh game Sunday in Boston, Thomas is expected to be back in time to play, the report said. Gerald Green added 18 points and seven rebounds while Al Horford had a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds.
    Israeli prime minister throws Hamas' policy document in the bin

    Israeli prime minister throws Hamas' policy document in the bin

    Hamas rules the Gaza Strip, while the Palestinian Authority, dominated by Abbas's Fatah party, controls the West Bank. Since 2015, Palestinian attackers have killed 42 Israelis, two visiting Americans, and a British student.
  • Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

    Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

    Thomas then jokingly said, " Kelly is one of the dirtiest players I know", before turning serious and saying he's a clean player. Dude's dirty . "He's a guy who can really hurt you from the 3-point line".
    'Block Fox bid for Sky', says ex-guest claiming harassment

    'Block Fox bid for Sky', says ex-guest claiming harassment

    The regulator also has "an ongoing duty to be satisfied that the holders of broadcast licenses are fit and proper to be licensed". A previous bid from the Murdochs to buy Sky was blocked after a scandal over phone hacking at Murdoch-owned newspapers.
    Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 12

    Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 12

    Christmas and New Year parties in many Latin American countries often wrap up with a fireworks free-for-all. The fireworks industry brings in almost $10 million a month in revenue in Mexico , authorities say.
  • North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

    North Korea has a history of making unfounded and irrational claims, and CNN was not able to independently corroborate the report. Trump even ordered two major attacks in Syria and Afghanistan last month, both of them viewed as stern warnings to the North.
    Indian Army destroys Pakistani bunkers at LoC with anti-tank missiles

    Indian Army destroys Pakistani bunkers at LoC with anti-tank missiles

    Mahmood's appointment comes at a time when diplomatic ties between India and Pakistan are at a low over the Kulbuhushan Jadhav death sentence.
    Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Turkish objections

    Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Turkish objections

    Adrian Rankine-Galloway replied, "We encourage all forces to remain focused on the Defeat-ISIS fight and concentrate their efforts on ISIS".

Paul Ryan: Speaker says 'people had lost confidence' in Comey Paul Ryan: Speaker says 'people had lost confidence' in Comey Trump will meet on Wednesday with the FBI's acting director, Andrew McCabe, to discuss morale at the agency, Sanders said. Burr said in a statement following Comey's firing that he was "troubled by the timing and reasoning" of the termination.

Trump, top Russian Federation envoy to meet at White House Trump, top Russian Federation  envoy to meet at White House Trump has said he has no ties to Russia and isn't aware of any involvement by his aides in any Russian election interference. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend the Wednesday meeting, a US State Department official told Sputnik.

Harden, Rockets rout Spurs 125-104 to tie series Harden, Rockets rout Spurs 125-104 to tie series In games like Game 4 , when the Rockets offense gets unfathomably hot and runs away to a huge lead, that isn't impacted as much. D'Antoni led the Rockets to 55 wins in his first season in Houston , trying for the fourth-most victories in franchise history.

Trump signs order aimed at opening Arctic drilling Along the Atlantic coast, though, more than 100 cities and towns have passed resolutions against offshore drilling. Once implemented, Trump's order will open Arctic waters north of Alaska as well as areas off the Atlantic coast.

EVMs can be tampered in 90 secs: Kejriwal EC sources on Tuesday too said an ECI-EVM is one which remains in the security zone of ECI. AAP lost deposit in Rajouri ByElection where VVPAT plus paper-trail was used.

Penn State University fraternity, members charged in hazing death In the early hours after the initial fall, brothers poured liquid on Piazza's face and slapped him in attempts to rouse him. Piazza tumbled down a flight of stairs that night and fell several other times , injuring his head, officials said.

Marvel's 'The Gifted' Mutant Thriller Gets Series Order at Fox Marvel's 'The Gifted' Mutant Thriller Gets Series Order at Fox Nix and Singer, along with Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jim Chory, and Jeph Loeb will all serve as executive producers.

Silva, De Bruyne orchestrate City's 5-0 win over Palace Silva, De Bruyne orchestrate City's 5-0 win over Palace Elsewhere, there's supposedly a major transfer saga on the way as clubs battle out for Monaco star Bernardo Silva. Saturday's 5-0 demolition of the Eagles left manager Pep Guardiola absolutely delighted.

Snapchat with Latest Update Supports Limitless Snaps Like Snapchat , Stories allows users to add fun images and text to the photos and present them in a slideshow format as well. Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Graham initiated coverage on Snap in late April with a hold rating and price target of 22.

Prince Philip to step down from public duties Prime Minister Theresa May offered the country's "deepest gratitude and good wishes" to Philip on his retirement. Their audience lasted over 30 minutes, much longer than the brief meeting that was anticipated.

Tories claim they could win 15 seats in Scotland at general election Theresa May is now more in touch with Scotland than First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, according to Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson.

Feds evacuate workers at Hanford nuclear site Feds evacuate workers at Hanford nuclear site Workers demolish a decommissioned nuclear reactor during the cleanup operations at the nuclear site in Hanford, Wash., in 2011. Everyone has been accounted for and there is no initial indication of any worker exposure or an airborne radiological release.

'This is unfair': Jakarta governor lawyer He used the Quran verse to prove to his supporters that there were no restrictions on Muslims voting for a non-Muslim politician. The controversy began last September when Purnama quoted a passage from the Quran while campaigning for re-election.

Bouchard beats Sharapova in WTA Madrid Bouchard beats Sharapova in WTA Madrid After moving into the second round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, Sharapova said it's too early to think about the July tournament. The Russian was broken three times in the first set, but only once in the rest of the match at the clay-court tournament.

Unlikely arms getting starts for the Toronto Blue Jays Unlikely arms getting starts for the Toronto Blue Jays But after I took the necessaray steps to secure my future with the Indians , it got a lot easier. The Rogers Centre and the Toronto Blue Jays host the Cleveland Indians in MLB baseball Monday.