Chicago area's soft-drink tax repealed by county board
The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted, 15-2, to repeal a penny-per-ounce tax that went into effect on August 2. After Wednesday's vote, Preckwinkle indicated she wouldn't be taking the lead in adjusting the county's finances.
In a brief press conference on Tuesday night at the NFL's headquarters, Goodell was asked whether players were told to stand during the anthem. But a post from the president's private Twitter account early Wednesday morning indicated otherwise.
The petition came days after NFL team owners, executives and players met in NY, where they decided that the league would not implement a rule forcing players to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner". It is an important moment in our game. Trump's remarks sparked a furious backlash amongst NFL players, team owners and league officials, with large-scale protests by players during the anthem in the weekend following the president's tirade. Stop listening to a president who calls these black players "sons of bitches".
Trump kicked off his attack on the players by calling National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick a "son of a bitch". "If there's anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play", Jones said earlier this month. The president has targeted the protests as disrespecting the flag and the troops, when in fact, the players and others participating in the protests have specifically stated that they are taking a knee in protest of the racial inequality in the United States.
Tejas riders who fell ill were given quality food: CR
It further stated that the train departed at 9 am from Karmali and 230 passengers were served breakfast on board. The IRCTC officials said that an enquiry would be initiated to find out the cause of the food poisoning.