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Donald Trump doubles down on Ilhan Omar branding her a ‘vile and disgusting’ anti-Semite and blasting her for ‘staged’ Minnesota homecoming

Athletics The Sun

DONALD Trump has doubled down on his attacks against ‘The Squad’ of minority Democratic congresswomen, branding Ilhan Omar “vile”. The US President accused Omar, 37, of “staging” the crowd of cheering supporters who met her when she arrived home in
'DONALD Trump has doubled down on his attacks against ‘The Squad’ of minority Democratic congresswomen, branding Ilhan Omar “vile”. The US President accused Omar, 37, of “staging” the crowd of cheering supporters who met her when she arrived home in Minneapolis. AP:Associated Press Trump has doubled down on his attacks against ‘The Squad’ of minority Democratic congresswomen[/caption] AP:Associated Press Trump accused Ilhan Omar of ‘staging’ the crowd of supporters at her homecoming[/caption] The homecoming came hours after Trump supporters chanted “send her back” as Trump raged about the Somali-born congresswoman at a rally on Wednesday night. After widespread outrage, Trump admitted on Thursday he was “not happy” with the chants, adding “I disagree with it”. But he appeared to backtrack on these comments on Friday, calling the North Carolina crowd “true patriots”. Trump tweeted: “It is amazing how the Fake News Media became ‘crazed’ over the chant ‘send her back’ by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina. “But is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen.” He accused the mainstream media of being in a “sick partnership” with the Radical Left Democrat Party. “So pathetic to watch,” Trump said. “They even covered a tiny staged crowd as they greeted Foul Mouthed Omar in Minnesota. “A state which I will win in 2020 because they can’t stand her and her hatred of our country and they appreciate all that I have done for them (opening up mining and MUCH more).” He also repeated his attacks on three other freshmen congresswomen – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Alyanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. Trump claimed that Ocasio-Cortez once called Americans “garbage” – a phrase she used in a March interview with The Intercept. But in fact, the New York Democrat had said Americans shouldn’t settle for “garbage” while discussing healthcare for all and a $15 minimum wage. Despite this, Trump honed in on the word as he criticised ‘The Squad’ of Democrats. “I love our country. People can’t go around speaking about our country and saying garbage, this is the greatest country in the world,’ he said. “You can’t speak about our country the way those four congressmen – they said garbage. “They say things about Israel that’s so bad, I’m not going to repeat them right now. “They can’t get away with that act. Not the right thing. These women have said horrible things about our country. And the people of our country. “Nobody should be able to do that, and if they want to do that, that’s up to them, but I can’t imagine they’re going to do very well at the polls.” Trump also shot down claims that the First Lady, his daughter Ivanka Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had pulled him up on his remarks at Wednesday evening’s rally. He dubbed these reports “fake news”. But his comments at the rally have attracted worldwide criticism, including from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She condemned Trump’s speech, saying the US leader’s attacks “go against what makes America great.” “I firmly distance myself from (the attacks) and I feel solidarity towards” the women, she told journalists. “In my view, the strength of America lies in that people from different (origins) contributed to what makes the country great.” Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib all felt Trump’s wrath in the speech. But Somalia-born Omar came under particular scrutiny as Trump took his time skewering her past comments. After whipping the crowd into a frenzy, chants of “send her back” could be clearly heard. Trump accused Omar, who came to the US as a child after fleeing Somalia with her family, of blaming terrorist attacks on the US. He said: “Representative Omar blamed the United States for the terrorist attacks on our country, saying that terrorism is a reaction to our involvement in other people’s affairs. He also suggested that Omar may have married her own brother, saying: “There’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it. I hear she was married to her brother. Trump also referred to unsubstantiated rumours suggesting Omar had been married to two men at the same time – rumours which first emerged on far right blogs after Omar ran for a seat in the Minnesota House. Omar has previously branded the allegations “disgusting lies”. When she arrived home in Minnesota the day after the rally, Omar said a Somalian refugee in congress is Trump’s “worst nightmare”. She told crowds she was not frightened or deterred by the US leader, adding: “We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us. “I know there are a lot of people that are trying to distract us now, but I want you all to know that we are not going to lie down.” She did not mention Trump’s name during any of her speeches. Trump’s divisive rally speech came four days after Trump sparked outrage with a series of tweets questioning the right of a number of minority congresswoman to criticise his administration. On Sunday, the president wrote: “So interesting to see… Democrat Congresswoman, who originally came from countries whose government are a complete and total catastrophe, …telling the people of the United States… how our government is to be run. “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Representatives from both the Democratic and Republican parties have said publicly that the comments were racist. President Trump addressed a rally of supporters in North Carolina Reuters Reuters He continued to rage against four minority US congresswomen in a fiery rally speech[/caption] Reuters Trump told Democrat congresswomen Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib (shown left to right) they should leave the US[/caption] A t-shirt echoing Trump’s suggested that four congresswomen critical of his administration should leave the US Reuters Reuters The crowd at the North Carolina rally began a chant of ‘send her back, send her back’[/caption] He has targeted in particular congresswoman Ilhan Omar, the only one of the ‘Squad’ not born in the US AFP or licensors   \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.'

How Universities Can Have an Impact on Addressing Inequality

School and Education Giving Compass


'Giving Compass’ Take: •  Maysa Jalbout, writing for Brookings, suggests bold strategies for universities to address inequality and the education divide.  • Jalbout writes that higher education should be accessible to all regardless of status and financial ability.What are the ways some universities are creatively trying to do this? • Read about why free college doesn’t close equity gaps.Universities can turn one of our world’s most unconscionable injustices—unequal access to quality education—into one of the greatest hopes for our future.Universities must address the education divide not only as a moral obligation but as an opportunity to tackle some of today’s biggest challenges.They need to shift their mission from educating the few to educating all, leading the way in educating the most vulnerable people in their communities and around the world.Most of the world is grappling with worsening and persistent challenges resulting from the slow or nonexistent progress for the most vulnerable disadvantaged people.Education is both a remedy and at the root of inequality.Data shows that education attainment is directly related to higher levels of income and equality.For example, the World Bank estimates that every year of a women’s education increases her income by 10-20 percent.Yet, girls and women lag behind in access to education in many parts of the world, including in traditionally male-dominated fields such as STEM education in the developed world.Low-income, rural, and first-generation students around the world are much less likely to enter and complete university.And, only 1 percent of refugees have access to higher education globally.Universities should be bold and consider two potential strategies that can deliver results at a large scale with greater impact: First, universities should make higher education open for all who need it—regardless of status and financial ability.Second, universities should give higher education a higher purpose—making learning possible for everyone at all levels of education.Universities can help develop new education solutions.By increasing investment in education, research, and innovation to similar levels as other areas such as health, universities could develop solutions to some of the most persistent education challenges.Read the full article about universities can have an impact on inequality by Maysa Jalbout at Brookings. . The post How Universities Can Have an Impact on Addressing Inequality appeared first on Giving Compass .'

David Davis could get major Cabinet role if Boris Johnson wins Tory leadership race

Politics The Sun

DAVID Davis is set for a comeback in BoJo’s new look Cabinet, it was reported last night. The former Brexit Secretary — who quit over Theresa May’s Chequers deal— is in talks with the Tory leadership favourite, The Daily Telegraph said. A source
'DAVID Davis is set for a comeback in BoJo’s new look Cabinet, it was reported last night. The former Brexit Secretary — who quit over Theresa May’s Chequers deal— is in talks with the Tory leadership favourite, The Daily Telegraph said. Alamy Live News A position in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet could be on the cards for former Brexit Secretary David Davis[/caption] A source told the paper : “ Boris appreciates the fact that while the rest of the Cabinet sat on their hands over the deal, David did the honourable thing.” He is said to want to become chancellor or foreign secretary, rather than any lesser role. Meanwhile, it is thought that Jeremy Hunt will stay in the cabinet, with Iain Duncan Smith a contender for deputy PM. The paper also said Matt Hancock could become chancellor and Jacob Rees-Mogg chief secretary to the Treasury. Davis recently opened up about this battle to find a cure for his little granddaughter , Chloe. The five-year-old lives with a very rare, incurable genetic disorder called Syngap1 syndrome. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t MOST READ IN POLITICS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKEEP CALM & CARRIE ON\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCarrie Symonds WILL live with BoJo in No10 if he becomes PM\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCORB CALAMITY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFour in ten Labour voters DON'T want Jeremy Corbyn running the country\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNIGHTMAYOR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKhan's lawyer wife paid via low-tax firm - but he's promised to ban them\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tALIEN FIGHTBACK\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGove vows blitz on invasive species killing Britain's wildlife\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBLUES LOVERS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBoJo & Hunt leadership battle goes from all-out war to love-in at final debate\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tREBEL-LY ACHE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMore than a dozen ministers plan to quit moment Boris Johnson becomes PM\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t He’s now dedicating his time to finding a cure for his little granddaughter. He plans to make his own donation to help fund research at the Patrick Wild Centre at Edinburgh University. He told the Mail : “I won the lottery of life. Chloe, though, didn’t even get a ticket.” \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL  exclusive@the-sun.co.uk'

Pension scams cost Brits £4billion a year and are expected to be ‘the next big financial scandal’

Personal Finance The Sun Money

PENSION scams cost Brits £4 billion a year and are anticipated to be the next big financial scandal, it was reported last night. A TV celebrity is among thousands of Brits who transferred cash out of defined-benefit pension schemes into
'PENSION scams cost Brits £4 billion a year and are anticipated to be the next big financial scandal, it was reported last night. A TV celebrity is among thousands of Brits who transferred cash out of defined-benefit pension schemes into inappropriate or high-risk ventures. Pension scams cost Brits £4bn a year and are expected to be ‘the next big financial scandal’ Alamy The well-known broadcaster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, invested more than £1million into an offshore pension scheme which is now feared to have collapsed. It comes after reforms by George Osborne allowed savers access to a quarter of their pots tax-free from the age of 55. In one case a former army veteran handed over £34,000 to invest in truffle-free farms that were never cultivated. Another saw an airline pilot lose £380,000 in a scam now pursued by HMRC. Baroness Altmann, a former pensions minister, told The Times : “Pension scams have the potential to be the next big financial scandal. “Regulators have failed to respond with adequate urgency and are leaving consumers at the mercy of fraudsters. The fallout risks putting younger people off pensions altogether .” It is thought a third of all pension transfers exhibit “red flags”, up from one in 19 three years ago. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t MOST READ IN POLITICS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKEEP CALM & CARRIE ON\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCarrie Symonds WILL live with BoJo in No10 if he becomes PM\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCORB CALAMITY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFour in ten Labour voters DON'T want Jeremy Corbyn running the country\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNIGHTMAYOR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKhan's lawyer wife paid via low-tax firm - but he's promised to ban them\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBLUES LOVERS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBoJo & Hunt leadership battle goes from all-out war to love-in at final debate\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tALIEN FIGHTBACK\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGove vows blitz on invasive species killing Britain's wildlife\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tREBEL-LY ACHE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMore than a dozen ministers plan to quit moment Boris Johnson becomes PM\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t The value of pension transfers increased from £5.4 billion in 2014 to £33 billion last year. Michael Cotter, a solicitor representing wronged investors in multiple pension scams, said: “Criminal sanctions against those who defraud individuals are plainly and wholly under-used. “Proper justice is being denied to victims.” Former pensions minister Baroness Altmann said regulators had ‘failed to respond with adequate urgency’ PA:Press Association \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL  exclusive@the-sun.co.uk'

Is Giving Cash to Victims the Best Disaster Relief?

Community Giving Compass

Giving Compass’ Take: • Cash donations might go a longer way in disaster recovery than in-kind donations or temporary housing.
'Giving Compass’ Take: • Cash donations might go a longer way in disaster recovery than in-kind donations or temporary housing.After Hurricane Harvey, nonprofit GiveDirectly set up a program for families to receive cash transfers rather than goods and services. • What makes cash transfers more beneficial for families after disasters?Are you aware of other resources that facilitate cash transfers to victims of natural disasters?  • Read more about how to give purposely within disaster relief.At some point in a disaster recovery, victims don’t need more in-kind goods or temporary lodging.They may benefit most from just plain cash to buy something specific from a reopened store (work gloves, maybe, or baby supplies), or to help pay bills, or for whatever feels like a lost necessity.We were frustrated with the inefficiency of existing options.It simply doesn’t make sense to truck in food donations from across the country when food is readily available in local stores.We looked for options to just send money when we started GiveDirectly and there were none; when we saw something similar in Houston, we thought, ‘This should be available.’ After Hurricane Harvey, GiveDirectly, a nonprofit that gives unconditional cash transfers to poor families in the developing world, launched a new program to reapply its model domestically, in the hardest hit areas in and around Houston.The group has set up an online donation page and is working to identify the neediest families, each of which will be awarded a $1,500 prepaid debit card. “I think our philosophy is pretty simple,” GiveDirectly cofounder Michael Faye tells Fast Company. “Recipients [in disaster zones] prefer cash and prefer making their own decisions and are often frustrated with receiving things that they don’t need.” Read the full article on giving cash to disaster victims by Ben Paynter at FastCompany. . The post Is Giving Cash to Victims the Best Disaster Relief? appeared first on Giving Compass .'

Campaign group that defended Jihadi John gets approval to bring migrants into Britain

Trade and Industry The Sun

A CAMPAIGN group that defended Jihadi John has had official approval to bring migrants into Britain for at least five years. CAGE dubbed the IS executioner, who beheaded captives in 2014 and 2015, a “beautiful young man”. But it is on the Home
'A CAMPAIGN group that defended Jihadi John has had official approval to bring migrants into Britain for at least five years. CAGE dubbed the IS executioner , who beheaded captives in 2014 and 2015, a “beautiful young man”. Rex Features IS executioner Jihadi John was described as a ‘beautiful young man’ by campaign group CAGE[/caption] But it is on the Home Office list of approved sponsors for skilled workers from overseas. But Sajid Javid is now trying to strip the controversial organisation of its Tier 2 licence on the grounds that it opposes British values. The Home Secretary said: “One of the most prominent organisations that rejects our shared values is called CAGE. “I will act against those who seek to divide us wherever I can. So I have amended the guidance for sponsoring migrant workers .” “This will allow us to refuse or revoke a sponsor licence where an organisation behaves in a way that’s inconsistent with British values , or that’s detrimental to the public good.” He vowed: “I will do all I can to ensure groups like CAGE are not trusted with the privilege of sponsorship and to see it removed.” CAGE has also been among the most vocal critics of the Government’s Prevent plan to stop vulnerable people turning to extremism . \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t MOST READ IN UK NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCAUGHT IN THE ACT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tActress faces jail as UK's biggest benefits cheat after swindling £750k\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGETTING SHIRTY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPaul Hollywood's lover wears top that says 'I've won' as he gets divorced\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'It was horrific'\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPeople 'went flying like bowling pins' says passenger in boy racer smash\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHAMMER HORROR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHammerhead shark sighted on edge of UK waters for first time EVER\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFEELING LUCKY?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWinning Euromillions numbers for Friday July 19 2019, £96million jackpot\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBONES RIDDLE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBody parts found in septic tank at home of farmer whose wife vanished in 1982\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t CAGE has been given an A rating, meaning it is meeting all its responsibilities as a sponsor. Its spokesman Cerie Bullivant said: “Sajid Javid’s gratuitous mention of CAGE is an opportunistic deflection and dog whistle that has absolutely no impact on our work. Only yesterday his government enshrined impunity for torturers while CAGE represents and demands justice for the survivors of this abuse.” PA:Press Association Home Secretary Sajid Javid makes a speech in central London on confronting extremism[/caption] \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL  exclusive@the-sun.co.uk'