Day: October 13, 2020

Why Donald Trump’s Aides Don’t Stand Up to Him

Few would dare. Inside the White House, aides created a kind of alternative reality in which the threat is always receding, the boss always prevailing. In meetings with the president, “no one likes to tell him that some areas are catching fire” because of the virus, another senior administration official told me. “They only say, ‘Oh, we’re turning the corner.’ That goes on there all the time. There’s always a reluctance to talk about bad news. That permeates all the discussions.”

Olivia Troye attended every meeting of the White House’s coronavirus task force until her resignation in August. Signs posted in the West Wing urged people to wear masks, which sat in a basket near one of the entrances. Yet she felt conspicuous peer pressure to forgo them, which is likely how Trump wanted it. He practices a kind of mask avoidance, and his staff followed suit. Wearing a mask

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Special needs sports program brings fun and fitness back to community

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (WPVI) — “I think, sometimes, they don’t get as much credit as they deserve,” said Daniel Minko, surrounded by his personal favorite athletes.

They’re not the typical stars you may see on the big screen. Instead, they are a group of teens with special needs.

“Even before COVID, you know, there’s not a whole lot of fitness and sports that are out there for people with special needs,” Minko said.

That’s why he created Spectrum Sports alongside James Paoletti. Both are special needs teachers in South Jersey.

“This population really needs it. After school, we found out that they really didn’t have anything like this,” Paoletti said. “Dan and I wanted to fill that need.”

The program started four years ago, but was reimagined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Minko and Paoletti now hold classes three days per week in public spaces such as Knight Park in Collingswood.

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Cancel Culture Comes to Medicine

Cancel culture has come to medicine. Dr. Scott Atlas, who was chairman of neuroradiology at Stanford’s medical school until 2012 and more recently a senior fellow at the university’s Hoover Institution, has been singled out for professional erasure by 98 of his former Stanford medical, epidemiological, and health-policy colleagues because he had the temerity to join President Trump’s coronavirus task force and advocate rational measures for safely reopening the economy. Their criticisms are unfair, yet typical of today’s political and academic climate.

Atlas’s one-time colleagues published an open letter to other medical-school faculty accusing him of “falsehoods and misrepresentations of science” that “run counter to established science.” The letter — written on Stanford Medicine letterhead that falsely suggests the imprimatur of the medical school — does not cite any publications or specific statements by Dr. Atlas and does not specify exactly what “falsehoods and misrepresentations of science” he allegedly

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Dentist Who Removed Tooth While on a Hoverboard Sentenced to 12 Years Behind Bars

A dentist in Alaska has been sentenced to more than a decade behind bars after he was found guilty of operating on a patient while on a hoverboard.



a young man sitting at a desk: Today Seth Lookhart


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Today Seth Lookhart

Seth Lookhart, 35, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday, nine months after he was convicted of dozens of charges that included Medicaid fraud, reckless endangerment and unlawful dental acts, Anchorage Daily News reported.

Additionally, Lookhart will not be allowed to practice medicine during his 10-year probation following his eventual release from prison.

During the sentencing, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said that Lookhart’s actions including sedating patients for exteded periods of time “darn near killed some people,” the outlet reported.

Lookhart will begin serving his sentence on December 7, the Fairfield Citizen reported.

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Penalty king Panenka in serious condition at Czech hospital: club statement

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech footballer Antonin Panenka, whose cheeky winning penalty technique against Germany in the 1976 European Championship has been copied by some of the game’s greatest players, is in intensive care at a hospital, his former club said on Wednesday.



Antonin Panenka wearing a suit and tie: Euro 2016 draw


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Euro 2016 draw

Panenka, 71, led the Czechoslovak national team to their only international title after he lofted the decisive penalty past a surprised and sprawling German goalkeeper Sepp Maier in the shoot-out of the final.

The shot — now called a Panenka — is a simple technique in which the player gently chips the ball down the centre of the goal assuming the keeper will dive to the right or left.

“Antonin Panenka was taken to an intensive care unit today, in a serious condition. We will not comment more on his state. Tonda, let’s go!” Bohemians 1905 club said on Twitter.

The club

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