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CNN’s Van Jones reportedly helped craft Trump’s police reform



CNN's Van Jones reportedly helped craft Trump's police reform

CNN political commentator Van Jones, who praised President Trump for his executive order recently about police reform, actually attended a secret White House meeting to draft the new move, according to a report.

Jones, 51, who organized “The Van Jones Show” on CNN, enthusiastically supported Trump on the network on his orders to create a system to track police violations, banned most chokeholds and incentivized officer training after George Floyd’s assassination in Minneapolis.

He praised the president even when the executive order was slammed as cynical and unproductive by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and described as “delusional” by Color of Change, a racial justice group founded with Jones himself 15 years ago, The Daily Beast reports.

Unbeknownst to viewers, Jones joins his new best friend, Jared Kushner, son-in-law and Trump’s adviser, at the White House to discuss how to structure a police reform framework, according to the outlet.

Helping Jones, law enforcement officials and White House staff make a measure is Jessica Jackson, a California human rights lawyer who runs # cut50, a prison reform group also founded by Jones, according to the report.

“The executive order is a good thing, especially because you see support from law enforcement there … There is a move towards the database for bad police,” Jones told CNN’s “Inside Politics.”

“We have never had a federal database for bad police, which is why all of these police go everywhere doing bad things … Chokehold, which is the common ground now between Nancy Pelosi and Trump. Good stuff there,” he added, according to the outlet.

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He later told host Anderson Cooper that the executive order “pushed in the right direction.”

“What you get today, I think, is a sign that we won,” he added without revealing his role behind the scenes. “Donald Trump has put himself in the record saying that we need to reform the police department … We won! Donald Trump has no plans a month ago to resolve this issue at all. The fact that we are now on a course to move forward, I think , is good. “

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the Rose Garden ceremony in which Trump signed a “photo op size” and executive orders “very short of what was needed.”

Reverend Al Sharpton, a longtime ally of Jones, declared the order “toothless and meaningless.”

“I don’t think the executive order is worth the paper he wrote,” Sharpton told The Daily Beast.

“Van’s experiment with Trump is a case of him having more trust than I have, but I will not attack him for doing it … I think he intends well, but I think he really underestimates the type of man he faces,” activist said it to the outlet.

“I just don’t agree that the people who deal with him have sincere bones in their bodies. But I can’t blame him for trying,” Sharpton added.

Actor Jeffrey Wright said in a tweet: “Smells like Van Jones helped Kushner make this executive order, so he complimented it. “You can’t brush up on this filth,” he said of Trump’s mischief, but here he was with a black & rag boot. “

Stephen A. Crockett Jr., a columnist for The Root and Jones detractor, writes that “Jones’s work seems to make Republican policy suitable for blacks. So hope he calls this new proposal progress.”

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In a note of sarcasm in quoting Malcom X, Crockett added: “Hey, the knife changed from 9 inches on your back to only 6 inches on your back,” (Van Jones voice). “

Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, did not respond to requests for comment by The Daily Beast.

Jones refused to talk to the outlet, who was told by a member of his public relations staff that “because of his contractual obligations with CNN / Turner, he is limited to what the press can do outside their network.”

The network will also not comment on why it does not reveal that Jones is working behind the scenes to form Trump’s executive order.

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Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: “You learn and laugh” | alagoas



Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: "You learn and laugh" |  alagoas

“You learn and you laugh” is how Erivaldo Amancio defines the Portuguese language content he offers online. Born in Arapiraque, Alagoas, he humorously gives advice and answers questions about the Portuguese language.

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Erivaldo has 767k followers on Instagram and over 17.5k followers on YouTube. It all started a year and a half ago when he got scolded in a comment on social media.

Because the swearing contained several grammatical errors, Erivaldo responded by posting a video teaching a “lesson” to the hater.

“It happened more than once. Some of these videos were posted on humorous Instagram profiles. It made me stand out,” he said.

A literature student at the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal), Erivaldo wants to prepare even more for face-to-face classes when he is near the end of the course. He says the purpose of the profile is to encourage followers to seek out more knowledge.

“Tips on the web are just a seed, the fruit of which can be curiosity about objects,” he explained.

Through social media, Erivaldo responds to his followers’ doubts about the Portuguese language.

Erivaldo’s profile is also in demand by contestants and students preparing for Enem.

“[Os seguidores] it is said to be a very interesting way of learning. Many regret not learning from teachers who use humor in the classroom,” he said.

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Who is the Portuguese that FIFA 23 has included in the list of potential stars?



Who is the Portuguese that FIFA 23 has included in the list of potential stars?

FIFA 23 is available September 30th, and EA Sports is starting to shed some light on some of the game’s oddities.

If you like to develop talent in Career Mode, you should have a list of young people at hand: these are the 20 players with the most growth potential, that is, those who can improve their general. Among them is a Portuguese.

Diogo Monteiro is one of the “hidden gems” of FIFA 23 for EA Sports. The 17-year-old centre-back who plays for Servette has general 54, but with a potential of 24 points, he could at best go up to 78.

Who is this young Portuguese? Despite his young age – born in 2005 – he already has some experience. Moreover, this season he played three matches for Servette with a total duration of 17 minutes, divided between the championship and the Swiss Cup.

Diogo Monteiro, the son of Portuguese, was born on Swiss soil and started training at Etoile Carouge, but arrived in Servette to play for the under-15 team. In the 2020/21 season, he made his debut in the first team at the age of 16 years and 37 days, having the status of the youngest representative of the Geneva club.

The central defender has made 33 appearances for the Portuguese youth teams, which he has represented since his youth. He is the captain of the 2005 generation, and it was with this status that he reached the European U-17 Championship played this year, in which Portugal reached the semi-finals, having been eliminated from France. Diogo Monteiro, by the way, worked every minute of the competition.

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He was recently called up by Rui Bento to the under-19 team.

Check out the respective gallery to see which players have the most growth potential in FIFA 23.

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Francisco Javier de Olazábal: If I were Portuguese, I got the impression that I would be in politics – Weekend



Francisco Javier de Olazábal: If I were Portuguese, I got the impression that I would be in politics - Weekend

Francisco Olazábal (meaning “great forge” in Basque) has always been associated with the family home, where he has received public and private recognition throughout his career. Grandpa Ramon was the first to come to Portugal and became the administrator of the House of Ferreirinha. The descendants followed a very close path.

Let’s start with his father’s family, which gave him his nickname. Where is it from?

My family is 100% Basque. Even my grandfather only had Basque nicknames. He came from a family in Iruna, on the border between Spain and France, where my seventh grandfather, Domingos de Olazábal, was the first mayor. Irun was dynamic with industry and a lot of smuggling. The family and the entire population took an active part in these events. It was a family that had a certain significance in this area. My great-grandfather, since he knew the passages in the Pyrenees, the ports very well and was a Carlist, was appointed a kind of adjutant to the groom Carlos. This dispute began in 1830 and dragged on until the last war (there were three of them) in 1876.

His grandfather Ramón de Olázabal y Mendoza was the one who contacted D. Antonia Ferreira’s family by marrying his granddaughter. But he did not live in Portugal.

I lived in Saint-Jean-de-Luz and it was there that I met my grandmother, the granddaughter of Ferreirinha and the daughter of the Count of Azambuja, who was married to Maria da Assuncao, the only daughter of Doña Antonia. I had some property, namely the family palace (Arbelaiz) in Irun, which was burned during the war and later returned to my elder uncle.

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Title marriage?

My grandmother Maria Luisa Ferreira de Mendoza was the daughter of the Count of Azambuja and the granddaughter of Ana de Jesus Maria, Infanta of Portugal and Duke of Loulé. Hence my claim to the throne of Portugal. [risos]

Why did your grandfather come to Portugal?

This happened in 1920 for a very simple reason. He belonged to a family of twelve brothers. He married my grandmother, who had eleven brothers and sisters. And, to fulfill the family tradition, he had twelve children. He lived on his income and that of his wife. But my grandmother’s income was much more important than his, who had several farms in the Basque Country, a few things, and maybe some fortune. At some point, he realized that it was necessary to take a closer look at the assets of his wife, who had an important stake in Casa Ferreirinha, at that time called Companhia Agrícola e Comercial dos Vinhos do Porto.

He also owned part of the Quinta do Vale Meão.

In the division of my great-great-grandmother’s estate, the 20 farms she had were distributed among her two children, and the two largest, Vesuvio and Meao, went to her son and daughter, respectively.

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