Urban Meyer, Jacksonville’s new coach

Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars reached an agreement for the award-winning college coach to take over the reins of the franchise, he announced in a statement.

Meyer he will leave the announcing booth and return to the bands after a two-year absence caused by health problems.

Meyer, 56, was the team owner’s favorite Shad Khan for the position and Khan he waited almost a week to make the decision. The two met last Friday on Khan’s yacht in Miami and again on Wednesday. Hiring the veteran coach, with three national titles in college football, will mean a new direction for a franchise that has lost 105 of 144 games since Khan acquired it in 2012.

Meyer had a 187-32 mark with Bowling Green (2001-02), Utah (2003-04), Florida (2005-10) and Ohio State (2012-18). He is seventh in winning percentage in college football.

But doubts remain about the ability to Meyer to have a smooth transition to NFL, where motivational tactics are not as influential and losing several games each year is guaranteed. Meyer he never lost more than five games in a college season. In Ohio State He was 83-9.

Jacksonville has the most attractive vacancy in the NFL. The Jaguars they will have 11 picks in the next draft, including five in the top 65 and with nearly $ 100 million to spend under the current salary cap. AND KhanA multimillionaire businessman, he is patient and eager to spend big.

The quarterback of Clemson Trevor Lawrence is a fixed to be selected by Jacksonville with the first selection and would be the axis of the most recent reconstruction of the team

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Florida city demands reimbursement from Republicans for national convention – Telemundo Houston

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – The City of Jacksonville is demanding that the Republican Party pay it more than $ 150,000 for expenses incurred to prepare the political convention, which ultimately never took place due to the coronavirus emergency.

The city maintains that the party must reimburse it for expenses such as preparing police forces and consulting meetings, in anticipation of the event that was to be held in August and where President Donald Trump was to be officially nominated as a candidate for re-election.

The city’s organizing committee has received promises from Republican leaders that they will receive the appropriate disbursement, the Florida Times-Union reported.

The convention was originally to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, but the governor of that state, who is a Democrat, demanded that participants obey the rules of social distancing. Republicans responded by moving the convention to Jacksonville.

Jacksonville officials, including Mayor Lenny Curry, were openly eager to host, and Curry had promised that the convention would not be paid for with taxpayer money.

The mayor’s chief of staff, Jordan Elsbury, reported that the city and the organizing committee “have been working together for the last two weeks to cancel any balances the city has had” and that the city has received guarantees of “timely payment.” .

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According to an invoice dated October 6, the police had expenses of $ 69,974 to pay overtime to their agents, $ 9,862 for the Fire Department and $ 69,777 for a consulting firm that helped the city obtain $ 30 million in federal funds to pay security expenses.

In a document submitted to the Federal Election Commission, the organizing committee did not include any reimbursement for the municipality, the Times-Union reported.

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Republican Convention would have been an ideal basis for DeSantis

Read this article in English in the Miami Herald.

When President Donald Trump canceled the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, it not only affected his own celebration, but Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ opportunity to take center stage and appear before a national audience also disappeared.

As host governor, DeSantis would have played a significant role in organizing the convention, a task that usually comes with many benefits. It would have been an ideal time to speak to millions of Americans who watched the event from their homes.

It was an opportunity for the 41-year-old Republican to take a prominent place during Trump’s final coronation, and to examine the ground for a possible run for the 2024 presidential nomination. In an interview he gave last month, Joe Gruters, president of the Republican Party said the convention was expected to “put Governor DeSantis in the limelight of the press, and cement his efforts to make him known to the entire country.”

Trump’s surprise announcement on Thursday not only scuttled those plans, but raised questions about the governor’s response to the coronavirus. The same day DeSantis claimed that the Florida pandemic was beginning to show signs of weakening, Trump said it was too dangerous to hold a convention in Jacksonville.

“The timing for the convention is not right. It is simply not sensible when you consider everything that has been going on in Florida recently. Hold a great convention there, ”Trump said at a press conference. “This is not the best time.”

The change comes just seven weeks after DeSantis convinced the Trump campaign to move the largest Republican event from Charlotte to Jacksonville amid the pandemic. Florida could welcome thousands of delegates, celebrate Trump in style while preventing the disease from spreading, DeSantis said in June. And they could do it without all those annoying security restrictions that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper had demanded in Charlotte.

Additionally, the governor predicted a $ 100 million economic avalanche for Jacksonville.

However, the situation in Florida soon worsened. When the Republican Party officially announced Jacksonville as the new venue for the event on June 11, 2,938 people had been reported to have died from the coronavirus in Florida. When the event was canceled, the death toll nearly doubled, reaching 5,632.

As the convention approached, DeSantis played down the alarming numbers, and suggested that the situation was improving. However, this week, Trump and the White House seemed much less enthusiastic about Florida’s progress in controlling the coronavirus.

Trump acknowledged that the coronavirus was increasing “tremendously” especially in Florida, and said the state was in a “very difficult position.” Deborah Birx, director of the Coronavirus Task Force, warned that Florida ran the risk of the pandemic reaching dangerous levels. Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway criticized states that have become serious hotbeds and blamed the governors.

“They opened some of the industries too early, like the bars,” Conway told reporters.

DeSantis has yet to respond to Trump’s decision to cancel the convention. It’s unclear when he learned it, although Trump said Thursday that he gave the news to the governor ahead of time.

The governor’s press office did not respond when asked if DeSantis agreed with Trump’s decision that it was unsafe to hold a convention in Florida. The office also did not answer questions about what DeSantis’ role would be during the events of the convention, which was slated to begin Aug. 24-27.

Conventions are often an opportunity for the two political parties to show what they have in store. And for politicians in particular, the long-awaited opportunity to receive national publicity. The most notable and recent example is the 2004 Democratic National Convention, where the country learned who a little-known Illinois state senator named Barack Obama was.

“It is a missed opportunity, especially for the new stars of the Republican Party,” said Matt Terrill of public affairs firm Firehouse Strategies, who served as the head of Marco Rubio’s office in the 2016 presidential campaign.

At the 2012 Republican convention, Rubio was chosen to present Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate that cycle. Rubio’s address introduced the young senator to a national audience, and propelled him to his own – albeit unsuccessful – presidential bid in 2016.

Without a Jacksonville convention, DeSantis was denied Rubio’s opportunity to try to point out to the US public how the Republican leadership has benefited Florida.

DeSantis is not the first Florida governor to see how his convention platform is affected by a disaster. In 2012, then-Governor Rick Scott missed much of the Republican National Convention in Tampa to closely follow Hurricane Isaac as it hit South Florida.

Scott’s team had worked for long months on a strategy to turn the convention into an opportunity to highlight the work of the new Republican leader in the state to a national audience, said Brian Burgess, who at the time worked in the communications office of Scott.

“A lot of time and resources went into this event, and having to lose so much so quickly was really a very frustrating thing,” said Burgess. “Suddenly, the hurricane comes and all our plans for the country to know Scott and his accomplishments disappear.”

Gruters said DeSantis will have his chance very soon.

“His work on all of this will be seen as a huge success,” Gruters said. “She will have plenty of time to worry about her reelection after President Trump is reelected.”

Translation by Jorge Posada

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All states that are loyal to Trump are corona hotspots

AWhen the corona epidemic hit the United States four months ago, the northwestern state of Washington was initially affected. This was followed by California, New York and New Jersey – all coastal states strongly shaped by the Democratic Party.

While the number of new infections registered is increasing dramatically, the new hotspots are mainly in the south. There are several strongholds of the Republicans.

As little as the virus cares about party preferences or nationalities, the reaction in American politics is significant. Vice President Mike Pence, for example, canceled a campaign event in Arizona planned for Tuesday. He also indirectly calls on the population to wear masks.

Both are in stark contrast to President Donald Trump, who wanted to hold two rallies ten thousand days ago in Oklahoma. Due to a lack of listeners, one speech was canceled, while the other speech in a hall was followed by only 6,200 followers.

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Trump refuses to wear a mask and indirectly advises against it. The president has declared the mask to be a political no-go – even if his own health authority has been advising to wear the mask for months. The question of how to wear a mask has long become a political statement in the United States, some even see a cultural struggle here.

The leading health official in Orange County, California resigned after receiving death threats from a mask requirement he had imposed. The spokeswoman for the House of Representatives, the democrat Nancy Pelosi, demands a nationwide mask requirement. The CDC health agency only recommends wearing masks “because they don’t want to offend the president,” Pelosi said.

Increase in most states

The U.S. registered 38,753 new corona infections on Sunday, 76 percent more than 14 days earlier. Cases are increasing in 32 of the 50 states. The sharpest increases in cases calculated over the past 14 days include the state of Arizona.

3800 new cases were reported here on Sunday alone, more than his March. (For comparison: Germany with a good eleven times as many inhabitants as Arizona recorded 486 new cases on Monday.)

The southwestern US has reversed the easing of its corona requirements. Bars, fitness centers and cinemas have to close again.

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Cases are also increasing in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina and Mississippi. In all of these states, Trump had won the 2016 presidential election. In democratically dominated California, the number of cases also increases again, albeit less steeply. In New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, among others – the hotspots in April and May – the number of new infections is stagnating, according to the “New York Times”.

The new cases are only declining in Maryland, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, South Dakota, Puerto Rico and Washington DC – where only four percent of the US population live.

Of the approximately ten million corona cases worldwide, the United States has more than 2.5 million infections than any other country. Over 126,000 US citizens have died from the virus, which is also a worldwide record. 43 percent of deaths occurred in nursing homes, the New York Times reports.

Death numbers are falling

However, the number of deaths has continued to decline, at least so far. Trump’s spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said Monday that Sunday had the lowest death toll since late March.

For President Trump, the rising infection rate and the ongoing recession scenario are a political threat. A good four months before the presidential election, Trump is struggling with lousy poll values. His favorite broadcaster Fox News estimates the president at only 38 percent, his challenger Joe Biden at 50 percent.

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During a visit to Texas, Vice President Mike Pence last wore a mask and called for all measures to be taken to protect the most vulnerable. Trump’s health minister Alex Azar, who is rarely seen throughout the pandemic, also wore a mask. During her press briefing on Monday, however, both President spokeswoman McEnany and her staff did without masks.

Pence defended Trump’s thesis that the number of new infections increases because the tests are being expanded. The average number of cases is increasing in some states, while the average number of tests is falling, as the Washington Post writes. In other states, the number of new infections increased more than the number of tests.

Leading politicians in the states with increasing new infections are now reversing. Republican Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, Lenny Curry, issued a mask on Monday for the public and interiors where physical distance is impossible.

Party convention comes to Jacksonville

This decision is a fundamental course correction that Curry had resisted for weeks. Spicy: Only recently did the Republican Party move its nomination party convention for the presidential election from North Carolina to Jacksonville, which was planned for August, because there were no such restrictions at the time.

Trump would like to hold his coronation mass without a mask. On Monday, his party announced that it wanted to hold a “safe” convention and that it would abide by the local health regulations that were in effect at the time.

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For Trump, it is “the personal decision of each individual whether he wants to wear a mask or not,” said spokeswoman McEnany on Monday. People should choose the best way for their safety.

Trump told her he had “no problem with masks,” said McEnany. If that were really the case, it would be a 180 degree turn. Trump had recently scoffed at his – always wearing a mask – challenger Joe Biden, who looked “as if he had put a backpack over his face”.

While the Republican governors of Florida, Georgia and Texas have relaxed the corona restrictions, in part, despite the infection in recent weeks – on Trump’s advice – in recent years, new restrictions are piling up.

Corona patients are getting younger

Texas had already announced the closing of bars last week. At Houston Methodist Hospital, about 60 percent of corona patients are under 50 years of age, significantly younger than when the epidemic began.

Local politicians in several densely populated districts called on Governor Greg Abbott on Monday to withdraw business reopening. They pointed to scarcer hospital capacities, reports the online portal “Texas Tribune”.

The gradual opening had already started in Texas at the end of April – against the guidelines of the federal government in Washington.

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In Florida, which recorded 8,577 new cases on Sunday, beaches are scheduled to close on the weekend around Independence Day (July 4). In the sunshine state, the proportion of positive tests rose to twelve percent. Governor Ron DeSantis said the positive rate for the 25- to 34-year-olds is almost 20 percent. That is “something pretty new”.

DeSantis does not want to prevent the reopening of Disney World in Orlando, which is planned for July 11, despite the increasing number of cases and a petition from concerned employees, reports the magazine “People”. However, the reopening of the Disney parks in Anaheim, southern California, which was originally planned for July 17, will be postponed.

Several states affected by fewer new infections slowed the resumption of public life. This means that, unlike planned, restaurants in New Jersey will remain closed beyond this Thursday.

New York tourism continues to be extremely shutdown. These days, double rooms in four-star hotels in Manhattan are available from just over 100 euros. The 41 Broadway theaters in New York will remain closed until January 3, 2021 – at least.

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Shooting in Amazon warehouse leaves one dead

JACKSONVILLE, Florida.- An attack outside an Amazon warehouse near Jacksonville, in northern Florida, left one person dead and two others with minor injuries, local authorities reported Monday.

The 20-year-old man who was shot to death was waiting in a line outside the warehouse to apply for a job, Jacksonville Police Deputy Chief Brian Kee said at a news conference.

Kee said two men got out of a silver vehicle around 2 p.m., approached the victim and shot, then moved away from the scene. Two bystanders suffered superficial gunshot wounds and did not require hospitalization, police added.

Authorities said the attack does not appear to be a case of workplace violence.

“This was not random. It was a specific attack on this victim, ”Kee told reporters. “We are not on the premises.”

The suspects remain at large hours after the attack. The identities of the victims have not been released and the reason is unknown at the moment.

According to a News4JAX reporter, authorities revealed a photo of a car that may be involved in the incident and requested the cooperation of the community.

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According to the AFP report, local media reportedly released a photo showing the broken glass in an employee rest room, apparently as a result of the impact of a bullet.

SOURCE: With AP information

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Fatal accident in Florida: woman dies in the explosion of a mobile toilet – panorama

From Chiara Sterk

Local residents in Jacksonville, United States, alerted police on Saturday after hearing an explosion. As she found out later, a mobile toilet cubicle had exploded.

In Florida, a woman was killed when a portable toilet cubicle exploded. (Symbol image)

Photo: Stefan Sauer / dpa

Florida – You can find them at construction sites, festivals and events, they usually don’t smell pleasant, but usually you are happy to see one thing: We are talking about mobile toilet cubicles. Exactly one of these was the undoing of a woman in Jacksonville, Florida.

An 911 call was received by the Jacksonville police on Saturday. Local residents said they heard a loud bang. The officers arrived – and found an exploded mobile toilet cubicle at the scene of the accident. The woman who was presumably in the cabin at the time of the explosion could only be recovered dead. Her identity is so far unknown.

You can see in the video what the police believe is the cause of the explosion.


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Multiple dead in Jacksonville, Florida shooting

Bthree people were officially killed in the shooting during a video game competition in a mall in Jacksonville, Florida. Sheriff Mike Williams said at a press conference on Sunday that the shooter was among the dead. “There were three dead on site, one of which is the suspect who took his own life,” said Williams. The sheriff identified the alleged perpetrator as a 24-year-old from Baltimore, Maryland.

Williams added nine victims were also taken to hospital by rescue workers. Some of them had gunshot wounds. Two other injured people with gunshot wounds went to clinics independently.

Shots during a virtual football game

Sheriff Mike Williams had previously announced that the incident took place in one of the restaurants in the mall. According to media reports, the shots were fired during a “Madden 19” tournament, in which video players compete virtually in an American football game. On a video supposedly from the competition, you can hear gunshots and screams in the background. The recording initially shows a virtual football game, then apparently the shots are fired.

A representative from a professional video game team said one of its players was at the tournament in Jacksonville, but fortunately was only slightly injured.

The shopping and entertainment center called “The Landing” is located in the center of the city on the St. John’s River. According to the website, this includes numerous restaurants and a shopping mall. Jacksonville is located in northern Florida and has a population of around 880,000.

The state was the site of a blood bath that left 17 dead on February 14. At the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a 19-year-old shot dead 14 teenagers and 3 adults. After the fact, there were numerous demonstrations across the country. After the massacre, President Donald Trump held out the prospect of tightening gun laws, but later moved away from it. For this he was sharply criticized.

The president was informed of the fatal incident in Jacksonville on Sunday, his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders announced. There was initially no reaction from Trump.

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Multiple dead in Jacksonville, Florida shooting

BAccording to official reports, three people were killed in the shooting during a video game competition in a mall in Jacksonville, Florida. Sheriff Mike Williams said at a press conference on Sunday that the shooter was among the dead. “There were three dead on the spot, one of which is the suspect who took his own life,” said Williams. The sheriff identified the alleged perpetrator as a 24-year-old from Baltimore, Maryland.

Williams added nine victims were also brought to hospital by rescue workers. Some of them had gunshot wounds. Two other injured people with gunshot wounds went to clinics independently.

Shots during a virtual football game

Sheriff Mike Williams had previously announced that the incident took place in one of the restaurants in the mall. According to media reports, the shots were fired during a “Madden 19” tournament, in which video players compete virtually in an American football game. On a video supposedly from the competition, gunshots and screams can be heard in the background. The recording initially shows a virtual football game, then apparently the shots are fired.

A representative from a professional video game team said one of their players was at the tournament in Jacksonville, but fortunately was only slightly injured.

The shopping and entertainment center called “The Landing” is located in the center of the city on the St. John’s River. According to the website, this includes numerous restaurants and a shopping mall. Jacksonville is located in northern Florida and has a population of around 880,000.

The state was the site of a bloodbath that left 17 dead on February 14. At the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a 19-year-old shot dead 14 teenagers and 3 adults. After the fact, there were numerous demonstrations across the country. President Donald Trump held out the prospect of tightening gun laws after the massacre, but later moved away from it. For this he was sharply criticized.

The president was briefed on Sunday about the fatal incident in Jacksonville, his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders announced. There was initially no reaction from Trump.

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