New Delhi: Robert Vadra Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of a money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in which he has been questioned by the probe agency. Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, has also sought that various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 be declared unconstitutional. His plea, in which he has sought quashing of the ED’s FIR lodged in 2017, has been listed for hearing on March 25. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The ED case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square, worth 1.9 million pounds. The property is allegedly owned by Vadra. A trial court had on Tuesday extended Vadra’s interim protection from arrest till March 25 in the case. In his plea, Vadra has sought that Sections 3 (offence of money laundering), 17 (search and seizure), 19 (power to arrest), 24 (Burden of Proof), 44 (offences triable by special courts) and 50 (Powers of authorities regarding summons, production of documents and to give evidence, etc) of the PMLA be declared ultra vires or unconstitutional. Besides Vadra, Manoj Arora, his close aide and an employee of Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality LLP, has also filed a similar petition in the high court.
TORONTO — Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and Clairvest Group Inc. have been chosen to operate and develop four Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. facilities west of Toronto.Shares in Great Canadian (TSX:GC) gained more than 10 per cent following the announcement, trading up $4.23 at $34.12 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Great Canadian and Clairvest and will develop and operate OLG Casino Brantford, OLG Slots at Mohawk Racetrack, OLG Slots at Flamboro Downs and OLG Slots at Grand River Raceway.The deal gives them the exclusive right to operate the assets for a minimum of 20 years. The facilities have a combined total of over 2,500 slot machines, approximately 60 table games and employ more than 1,400 staff.Great Canadian will own 55 per cent of the partnership and run the operations, while Clairvest, a private equity firm, will hold the remaining 45 per cent.In August, Great Canadian and Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX:BBU.UN) won a bid to run OLG Slots at Woodbine, OLG Slots at Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino located in the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
DIG Nalaka de Silva is being investigated over an alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and other VVIPs. (Colombo Gazette) The National Police Commission has interdicted Police DIG Nalaka de Silva.Earlier, the Law and Order Ministry had proposed to the National Police Commission to interdict DIG Nalaka de Silva.
The looming disaster is exacerbated by huge HIV/AIDS infection rates for people already mired in chronic poverty, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which are about to release their final joint country-by-country food assessment study of the region.The latest reports paint a particularly bleak picture in Zambia, where some 2.3 million people will need an estimated 174,383 tons of food aid up to the next harvest in March 2003. Along with neighbouring countries, Zambia has experienced a second year of drought, especially in the south, where poor rainfall, combined with a lack of seed and fertilizer, cattle disease and inadequate access to markets and health services has been making life especially difficult for poor households in parts of the country.”All the classic signs of acute social stress are evident in Zambia,” the report states. “People are turning to desperate measures, including eating potentially poisonous wild foods, stealing crops and prostitution to get enough for their families to eat.”The Zambia study follows those released earlier on Malawi, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique, as joint FAO/WFP missions assessed the outcome of the 2001-02 main maize harvest, the region’s staple food, plus other crops. The visits also forecast the 2002-03 winter crop production in order to determine each country’s food import requirements, including food aid needs, for the next 12 months, and concluded that an estimated 4 million tons of food must be imported to meet the minimum needs of the six countries’ populations.The two Rome-based UN agencies today reiterated the need for donor governments to respond quickly and generously with food aid donations to avoid widespread hunger from developing into a humanitarian disaster.
Produced by Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development (PCD), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Bank, the Global School Feeding Sourcebook: Lessons from 14 countries was created in response to demand from governments and development partners. The Sourcebook documents and analyzes a range of government-led school meals programmes to provide decision-makers and practitioners worldwide with the knowledge, evidence and good practice they need to strengthen their national school feeding efforts. With school meals’ proven ability to improve the health and education of children while supporting local and national economies and food security, WFP reported that school feeding programmes exist in almost every country in the world for which there is data, for a total annual global investment of $75 billion. This provides an estimated 368 million children – about one in five – with a meal at school daily. However, too often, such programmes are weakest in countries where there is the most need, the UN agency warned. With high-level collaboration with government teams from 14 countries (Botswana, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Cote D’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa), the Sourcebook includes a compilation of concise and comprehensive country case-studies. It highlights the trade-offs associated with alternative school feeding models and analyzes the overarching themes, trends and challenges which run across them. In a joint foreword, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said that the research showed how school meals programmes help to get children into the classroom and keep them there, “contributing to their learning by avoiding hunger and enhancing cognitive abilities.” “Today, national school feeding programmes are increasingly embedded in national policy on poverty elimination, social protection, education and nutrition,” the UN system officials added. Meanwhile, lead Editor and PCD’s Executive Director Lesley Drake said the overall message from this research is that there is no ‘one size fits all’ for school feeding and there are many routes to success. “Context is key,” she noted. “This sourcebook will act as a valuable tool for governments to enable them to make evidenced-based decisions that will improve the effectiveness of their school feeding programmes.” The Sourcebook follows Rethinking School Feeding and The State of School Feeding Worldwide as the third in a trilogy of agenda-defining analysis produced by the World Bank, WFP and PCD global partnership. These have reportedly shaped the way in which governments and donors alike approach school feeding. “Helping countries to apply this knowledge [in the Sourcebook] to strengthen national school feeding programmes will contribute to reducing the vulnerability of the poorest, giving all children a chance for an education and a bright future and eliminating poverty,” said Dr. Kim and Ms. Cousin.
Firefighters quickly extinguished a house fire that damaged a home in Battle Ground on Saturday.Clark County Fire District 3 Battalion Chief Dave O’Brien said crews responded to the fire at 122 S.W. 19th Place in Battle Ground at around 11:45 a.m. with assistance form the Vancouver Fire Department, Clark County Fire & Rescue and the Battle Ground Police Department.Crews extinguished the fire within about 10 minutes, but most of the garage and part of the kitchen were burned and smoke and heat damaged much of the roughly 1,500 square foot home.The fire affected three adults and three children, according to the Red Cross, which was called in to assist. No injuries were reported. Firefighters also reported a cat was displaced.The blaze appears to have started in the garage and was still under investigation as of Saturday afternoon.
By Sulayman Bah Brikama United have gone top of the league having smacked struggling Wallidan on Sunday.The Sateba side subjected the Blues Boys to their third defeat of the current campaign who, having secured promotion to the top tier, are yet to stamp their foot mark in the ongoing season.Wallidan –one of the country’s oldest outfit in the championship –have managed just a single win in six matches and sits second from bottom in the standings.For their comprehensive victory, Brikama climbs at the summit on goal difference though on equal points (12) with Real De Banjul who were earlier held to a drab goalless affair.With a change at the league driving seat, Gamtel slumps to third place following a one-all stalemate with sixth-placed Interior. Serrekunda United in another fixture, acrimonious run continues with a 2-1 defeat to Hawks.Bombada slides to fourth on ten points despite their mauling of Banjul United 2-0 which consequently applied the breaks on the FA Cup winners’ impressive streak.Gambia Armed Forces suffered their first defeat to the new season of GFF top flight renamed First Eco Partners First Division League on the heel of a D3m sponsorship package with the renewable energy company, in week six, following a 2-1 loss to Ports Authority.]]>
France coach Didier Deschamps hopes Anthony Martial will keep up the good performances after recalling him into the national teamThe forward has scored five goals in his last four Premier League games for Manchester United.Based on this, Deschamps decided to award Martial with his first France call-up since March on Thursday.Now Deschamps has his fingers crossed that the 22-year-old will maintain his recent form.“He has incredible potential, but does not always show it regularly,” said Deschamps, according to BBC.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“What he is doing in Manchester now is closer to what he is able to do.“He is still a young player, but one who, I hope, is seeing the importance he has had in Manchester in recent weeks.”Martial has scored one goal and provided four assists in 18 appearances for France.The world champions will first to the Netherlands next Friday in the UEFA Nations League before hosting a friendly with Uruguay at Paris four days later.
Emiliano Sala’s family have reached their €300,000 crowdfunding target as they hope to continue the search for the missing striker, according to AS.On Thursday, Guernsey Police stopped the search for the Cardiff City striker, who was on board a Piper Malibu aircraft with pilot David Ibbotson when the plane went missing on his way to the United Kingdom from Nantes on Monday.Sala completed a transfer to the Bluebirds last weekend and travelled back to France to bid farewell to his former colleagues at Nantes.Search and rescue efforts lasted three days without a trace of the plane before the authorities made a decision to end their scanning of the area.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…The GoFundMe page created with the sole purpose of finding Sala and Ibbotson, surpassed the €300,000 mark on Sunday, with a donation of €30,010 from Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé taking it past the target. As of today, 321,434 euros have been donated.Mbappé is not the only footballer to contribute a substantial amount of money, as his club team-mate Adrien Rabiot donated €25,000 on Saturday, while Marseille captain Dimitri Payet also contributed €10,000 later the same day.
A passer-by, who didn’t want his name published, sent this photo of a burning house to The Columbian. One woman died as the house burned Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Vancouver, Wash.. Blustery weather may be on the way. Check it out the weekend forecast here.Here are some of the week’s top stories and news you may have missed:Woman dead in Vancouver house fireA woman trapped in a bedroom during a two-alarm house fire died Friday morning, despite the best efforts of her son and firefighters to rescue her.The blaze was reported at 10:19 a.m. at 15209 N.E. 74th St., which is north of Fourth Plain Road and east of Ward Road in the Sifton area.The woman was reported trapped in a bedroom of the single-story ranch-style home. She was rescued by firefighters, but did not survive.Read the full story here. Read follow-up stories here and here.Judge rules partly in favor of port over oil terminalA Clark County judge Friday ruled partly in favor of the Port of Vancouver in a lawsuit that claimed the port violated state environmental and open public meetings laws in approving a lease to build the largest oil-handling facility in the Northwest.Superior Court Judge David Gregerson dismissed a claim by three environmental groups that the port violated the state Environmental Policy Act by approving a lease to build an oil terminal before an environmental impact statement was issued.
CAIRO — The Islamic State extremists who have beheaded another Western hostage are deaf to reason and must be destroyed, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday as Muslims worldwide were urged to pray for the victim on one of Islam’s holiest days.Cameron, speaking after a security briefing at his rural retreat Chequers, said Friday’s slaying of 47-year-old English aid worker Alan Henning demonstrated that Islamic State militants were committed to inflicting horror for horror’s sake. Asked whether he believed Islamic State fighters would kill more hostages, Cameron said they would have to be hunted down to be stopped. He declined to say whether Britain would extend its involvement in U.S.-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group to Syria, where the hostage killings are believed to have happened.“The fact that this was a kind, gentle, compassionate and caring man who had simply gone to help others, the fact they could murder him in the way they did, shows what we are dealing with,” Cameron said. “This is going to be our struggle now. … We must do everything we can to defeat this organization.”Henning, a taxi driver from the town of Eccles in northwest England, was abducted minutes after his aid convoy entered Syria on Dec. 26. He was the fourth Western hostage to be killed by Islamic State since mid-August, following two American journalists and another British aid worker. In their latest video, Henning’s killers linked their action to a vote Sept. 26 in British Parliament to deploy the Royal Air Force against Islamic State positions in Iraq, but not Syria.
Aniak. (Google Maps screenshot)Alaska State Troopers in the village of Aniak are reporting a death in Aniak, but they say they have not made a positive identification or determined a cause of death.According to an online dispatch troopers were called about a death in the village on Sunday just before midnight.Troopers, assisted by an investigator with the Alaska Bureau of Investigation and a Village Public Safety Officer, responded to the residence.The following day, Monday, troopers were attempting to locate the owner of the residence where the body was found.They identified the owner of the residence as 57-year-old Thomas “Tommy” Tom of Aniak. He was last seen on Sunday night and troopers ask anyone with information on Tom’s whereabouts to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 1-800-675-4398.Officials in Russian Mission issued a community wide lockdown on Sunday after hearing reports of someone heading to their village for refuge after killing someone in Aniak, the lockdown was lifted Monday.The body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner for autopsy to determine a cause of death and positive identification.
Chefornak High School students Matthew Erik, left, Clayton Panruk,pose with biology teacher Theresa Schallhorn, and fellow student Dawson Erik, with their new CK-12 Foundation biology textbook on December 16, 2017. (Photo by Christine Trudeau/KYUK)Studying high school science in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta comes with a whole new textbook.A textbook that’s free, open source, available in print and digital formats and customized geographically to rural southwestern Alaska.Educators and students alike are excited about the new texts.Chefornak high school science teacher Theresa Schallhorn introduced the new biology textbook to students this fall, and they love it.“From the very cover picture, the kids were interested already,” Schallhorn said.They flipped it open and saw pictures of tundra berries that they recognized.“They flipped it over, they saw an albino moose, and they’re like, ‘oh my gosh! I’ve heard stories about this,’” Schallhorn said. “They started chatting with each other and talking to me about these things that were in this textbook, and I had never seen that before. Whether it be a biology textbook or a physical science book, math book, anything like that.”A couple of years ago, Schallhorn started working with Andrea Pokrszywinski and other Lower Kuskokwim School District science teachers on a review of the ninth-through-12th-grade textbooks.“We put together teams that represent the villages and grade levels, and topics and subjects such as social studies and science,” Pokrszywinski said.They decided to go with the Silicon Valley-based CK-12 Foundation.A distance-education teacher based in Anchorage, Pokrszywinski has used videoconferencing to teach science courses online with the Lower Kuskokwim School District for the past nine years and has used the CK-12 Foundation’s online resources previously.The review team first began with the biology textbook.“What I started to notice about the book was that it explained the content very well,” Pokrszywinski said. “Being very concise and without being too wordy, and without being weighted with a lot of academic language, and using neutral, everyday experiences.”This past year she helped make the push for all of LKSD’s high school level science courses to use CK-12’s open source textbooks, commonly known as “flex-books.”In a chapter of the CK-12 Foundation’s biology textbook, an image of berries on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Tundra helps illustrate principals of photosynthesis. (Photo by Christine Trudeau/KYUK)Teachers using the flex-books can print, on the district’s dime, as many copies of the textbook as they need for their students, as well as update textbooks regularly, which Schallhorn feels is important.“To support something that we can constantly edit and re-edit and revise and make changes as necessary,” Schallhorn said.After a semester with the new, localized CK-12 textbooks, ninth-graders Matthew Erik and Clayton Panruk are sold on it, as is 10th-grader Dawson Erik.“Because we can connect to what it’s saying,” Erik said.The students said, along with the better sense of the Delta that the textbook gives them, they look forward to other parts of the textbook being translated since they all grew up bilingual, speaking Yugtun first.They also said that though translating may be difficult, it would still be worth it.Pokrszywinski also said that in addition to helping the district include more culturally relevant examples in their curriculum, in the long run it will help more students relate their everyday experiences to the language of science.“Because there are so many climate deniers out there who don’t see the accelerated erosion, or the thawing permafrost, or the changes in the seasonal activities of animals, but our students are seeing that and they have those observations,” Pokrszywinski said. “I would hope that they can start to try and speak the scientific language, and claims of it and reasoning.”Beginning this summer, LKSD will start the process of translating their kindergarten-through-sixth-grade science textbooks into Yugtun.These textbooks will be used in immersion schools, and the 17 bilingual schools throughout the district.
Allegra Bennett (Photo credit: LinkedIn)Allegra Bennett, a Baltimore, Md. and Washington, D.C. mainstay, died at the age of 68 on Sept. 8. The cause of death was unavailable at press time.Bennett was a longtime reporter for The Baltimore Sun and The Washington Times, first covering crime and later becoming a columnist. She then started her own do-it-yourself magazine called Renovating Woman. In addition, she wrote speeches for politicians and became an advocate for self-publishing as well as authoring several non-fiction self-help books. Recently she starred in energy saving commercial for BGE.Details of her memorial were unavailable at press time. When more information is available it will be posted on afro.com.
Stay on target The serialized nature of Star Trek: Discovery has meant that the show doesn’t follow the classic Star Trek episode formula. Instead of having to introduce a concept, complicate it, and find a solution in the same episode, it can stretch those steps out and let them happen organically. That’s what happened with the Tardigrade. It began as an unstoppable alien horror two weeks ago. Then, Lorca had it captured, wanting to make a weapon out of it. Burnham discovered it was a navigator, not a killer. That was last week. Now, we got the conclusion to its arc. Spreading it out over a longform multi-episode story allowed each part to be given the full weight it needed to be effective. They could get granular with the story, exploring the mini-arcs and discoveries that came up along the way. Last night’s episode showed us exactly what serialized Star Trek could do.Following last week’s cluttered episode, the show returned this week with something much more focused. First of all, it only had two storylines, rather than trying to cram three into 48 minutes. What made it work though, was that both of them revolved around the same problem. The result was a focused and exciting episode of Star Trek. The story gets going when Captain Lorca is captured by Klingons. He’s taken to an unknown location and tortured for information about the Spore Drive. Right away, there’s a clear goal for both parts of the story. Lorca has to find a way to escape the Klingon station, and the Discovery has to rescue him. That’s the base of a pretty good story right there.Jason Isaacs, Rainn Wilson (Via CBS)Lorca meets another prisoner of the Klingons: Harcourt Fenton Mudd, Harry for short. Fans of the original series will certainly recognize that name. Mudd was a recurring con artist who had a couple of run-ins with the Enterprise. Once, he tried to sell women to a group of lithium miners, using a drug to make them appear more beautiful than they actually were. (It was the ’60s. Remember, not all of original Star Trek was perfect.) The Enterprise intervened and he spent some time in jail. Later, he tried to get revenge on the Enterprise by trapping its crew on a planet run by an android who wanted to take over the universe. (That episode was one of my favorites.) But that’s all in the future, at this point. Rainn Wilson’s younger Mudd is far less comic than Roger C. Carmel’s was. He’s no less devious, though.The Klingon’s come in and demand the prisoners “choose their pain.” Mudd points to a third cellmate, and the nature of Klingon torture becomes clear. They force the prisoners to either take a beating themselves or inflict it on someone else. Lorca soon meets Tyler, another Starfleet officer who’s been captured, but has managed to avoid torture by submitting to a… relationship with the Klingon spy and torturer, L’Rell. You know, the woman who sent Voq off to “give up everything” to win this war. Does anyone buy that this Tyler guy is who he says he is? No? Just Lorca? Fine.While I do miss the lighthearted comedy of the original Harry Mudd, Wilson’s scenery-chewing performance is pretty fantastic. He relishes taunting the Starfleet officers for finally getting their comeuppance. If you’re unfamiliar with the original series, it’s a good introduction to the character. If you are familiar, it’s a logical starting point for the man we met in “Mudd’s Women.” I really hope he’s right and this isn’t the last we’ll see of Harcourt Fenton Mudd. I love Rainn Wilson’s portrayal and can’t wait until he shows up again.Rainn Wilson (Via CBS)A lot of people had a problem with how Lorca escaped the Klingon ship. It’s important to remember that, unlike other Star Trek shows, Lorca isn’t our main character. He’s not the good guy. He’s warlike and vindictive, and the choices he makes will almost certainly come back to bite him. (Another advantage of Discovery being serialized.) Because Mudd was feeding information to the Klingons (and stealing food from their mouths), Lorca leaves him trapped in the Klingon prison. Yes, that’s a terrible, very un-Trek thing to do. Mudd sucks, but he doesn’t deserve that. This is the kind of guy Lorca is, and his actions will have consequences. Not only did he very probably bring a spy on board the Discovery, he created a permanent enemy of Starfleet in Harry Mudd. He may eventually become a comic relief villain, but he’ll cause a whole lot of trouble for Lorca when he gets out.The other storyline is where this episode really feels like Star Trek. With Lorca being captured, the command has fallen to Saru. Here, we get a classic story of a first officer so desperate to prove himself, he ignores the finer points of leadership. Meaning the whole “listening to your crew” part. Determined to find Lorca, he orders multiple jumps despite protests from both Burnham and the ship’s medic, Dr. Culber. You may have noticed in last week’s episode that using the Tardigrade to navigate the ship hurts it. A lot. Culber measures deteriorated brain activity in the creature and argues to Saru that they can’t continue to torture the creature. This is where we find the empathy and hope that’s always been central to Star Trek. After one last jump, the Tardigrade goes into a stress-induced hibernation. Forcing it to make another jump in its state could kill it. Saru decides that’s an acceptable cost if it means rescuing Captain Lorca. Towards the end of the episode, he expresses anger that Burnham deprived him of the opportunity to learn under Captain Georgiou. He may have a point. Now, he’s learning under Captain Lorca, and his decision-making here suffers for it.Wilson Cruz, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp (Via CBS)As in the best of Star Trek, it’s empathy and scientific curiosity that saves the day. Stamets spares the creature the pain and injects himself with the Tardigrade DNA sequence. That allows him to navigate the ship and get them to safety. Of course, he nearly kills himself doing it. Thankfully, he’s still alive. His speech to Culber as they get ready for bed (My Rent babies are a couple!) is one moment where the script nails the feel of Star Trek. His awe overseeing the full extent of his life’s work is the kind of feeling that keeps us coming back to Trek. There’s a ton of disagreement over whether Star Trek: Discovery truly understands what makes this series special. I think last night’s episode proved that it does. It’s just going about it differently. The optimism that’s central to the series isn’t coming from the Captain. It’s coming from the crew. They’re the ones who are going to get us to the original series. Lorca is an obstacle along the way. Along with whatever is going on with Stamets’ reflection at the end. It looks like his near-death experience wasn’t entirely consequence-free. 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By George PsyllidesTOTAL’S decision to quit its operation in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone is the result of its inability to locate drilling target areas, Foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides said yesterday.He also noted that the decision was taken way before a Turkish research vessel was sent to the area to conduct seismic surveys, violating the island’s sovereign rights.Speaking to reporters, Kasoulides said that the government requested that Total stayed in Cyprus.“We asked the company to continue the discussions to find a legally acceptable solution,” the minister said, adding that Total “gladly accepted” due to its continued interest in Cyprus’ EEZ.The French oil and gas giant, licensed for exploration activities in Cyprus’ EEZ blocks 10 and 11, was not able to locate drilling target areas.The minister noted, however, that the company cannot “generate gas” where this does not exist.Energy minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said on Thursday the “possibility of coming to an arrangement at this moment is remote.”“We’ve had numerous discussions since September about this; we’ll see what happens next. But I must emphasise that anything that can be done must be within the framework of the law, the rules, and in the interest of the state,” he added.DIKO chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos insisted that it was the president supposedly putting the natural gas issue on the negotiating table that prompted Total to leave.When it was pointed out to him that Total has been considering leaving since September, while Anastasiades made the statement in question earlier this month, Papadopoulos said: “Apparently the announcement of the president’s statement was an additional factor that tipped the scale. It might not have been the only factor, but it made things worse.”EDEK said the government should look into whether there were political reasons behind Total’s decision.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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A party that opposes the President unyieldingly he reasons gets a nice sharp profile It could work for instance on health-care reform one battle most Americans tell pollsters they are are no longer sure they want the President to win That the issue once a sure plus for Democrats is now a more complicated blessing is evident in Pennsylania where Democratic Senator Harris Wofford is in a tricky race against Rick Santorum a Republican Congressman who promises to protect voters from government interference in their health-care decisions It was Wofford’s surprise victory three years ago over Dick Thornburgh after a campaign that made health-care reform an issue that first alerted politicians to its potential But while Wofford is far ahead of Santorum in fund raising this year their contest is a toss-up ”Health care is a significant factor that has energized a lot of people who are nonpolitical” says Santorum with the clear implication that this time the newcomers are his As we now know of course Santorum was right That was the year of Newt Gingrich’s ascension and when election time rolled around the Republican Party’s midterm gains were immense As TIME put it “voters angrily revoked the Democrats’ 40-year lease on the Congress” as the GOP picked up seats in both houses of Congress and in gubernatorial seats across the country Representative Toby Roth of Wisconsin put it even more strongly: “[This] was more than an election It was a revolution” Santorum’s conservative appeal to voters carried the day in Pennsylvania just as his colleagues found success in other states The political sea change of 1994 continues to reverberate throughout the political worldand Santorum’s latest try for the presidency is only one way of many Read the full cover story here in the TIME Vault: GOP Stampede LIFE’s Best Convention Photos: The GOP Scene at the 1968 Republican National Convention Miami Beach Florida Ralph Crane—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Scene at the 1968 Republican National Convention Miami Beach Florida Lynn Pelham—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Go-go girl and delegates during the 1968 Republican National Convention Miami Beach Florida Lynn Pelham—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Arizona politician and future US Attorney General Richard Kleindienst (left) confers with Nebraska’s Richard Herman during the 1964 GOP National Convention in San Francisco Bill Ray—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Ronald Reagan at the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco Ralph Crane—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Scene during the 1960 Republican National Convention in Chicago Michael Rougier—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Not originally published in LIFE Rev Martin Luther King Jr (center) During the 1960 Republican National Convention in Chicago Martin Luther King Jr leads a demonstration calling for a strong Civil Rights plank in the GOP campaign platformleading Negro demonstration for strong Civil Rights plank in COP campaign platform 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