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Top award for local invasion biologist

first_imgInvasion biologist Prof Dave Richardson.(Image: Engela Duvenhage)MEDIA CONTACTS • Engela DuvenhageMedia: Faculty of ScienceStellenbosch University+27 82 874 1291RELATED ARTICLES• SA prof best in invasion biology• Ground-breaking find by SA researcher• SA academic elected to top council • Nedbank invests in water project• Using exotic woods to tackle poverty Wilma den HartighInvasion biologist Prof Dave Richardson of Stellenbosch University (SU) is the 2012 recipient of the John FW Herschel Medal, a top award of the Royal Society of South Africa.The prestigious award honours Richardson’s multidisciplinary contribution to science in South Africa through his internationally recognised work on the ecology and management of invasive species.The award is named after Sir John Frederick William Herschel, who lived from 1791-1871. He was a remarkable scientist, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, and experimental photographer. He was also exceptionally gifted in a number of other disciplines.The Royal Society of South Africa is a renowned scientific organisation that promotes the advancement of all branches of science.Richardson says the award is a great honour: “It is very gratifying to receive a nod from one’s colleagues and peers and to know that one’s work is appreciated. I am most flattered to join the illustrious list of recipients of the John FW Herschel Medal.”According to Richardson, South Africa is one of the leading countries in the world in terms of research outputs in invasion ecology.Although the number of researchers in this field locally is small in comparison with other countries, South Africa’s research is highly regarded and has been influential in shaping the rapidly-growing field of invasion ecology.Richardson is the deputy director of science strategy at the National Research Foundation and Department of Science and Technology’s (NRF-DST) Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, which operates from SU.Advancing science in SARichardson is “passionately committed” to ensuring that science plays a prominent role in South African society.He says awards such as the John FW Herschel Medal are important for South Africa as they create awareness of opportunities for scientists and the role of science in solving problems.“Building a culture and society that can trust science is hugely important,” he says.He also hopes that the award will motivate scientists to apply themselves in addressing problems utilising a variety of disciplines.Finding solutionsRichardson explains that the ecology and management of invasive species is an essential area of study for South Africa as the country has experienced severe problems with invasive species.“South Africa has been called the ‘tree invasion capital of the world’,” he says.There are several reasons for this, according to Richardson. South Africa, despite its rich biodiversity, has a very small area of natural forests and is very poor in native tree species that are suitable for forestry.Early settlers recognised this and introduced hundreds of species of trees from many parts of the world, such as Australia, Europe and North America. Numerous tree species were widely planted around South Africa, and many of these have become invasive.“Understanding such invasions and deciding how to manage them is crucial for ensuring sustainable ecosystem management in the country,” he says.Research findings on the ecology and management of invasions can also be shared with other regions of the world.A love for invasion biologyRichardson studies the dynamics of plant invasions and is an international authority on trees as invasive species.Much of his work has an important practical application as it provides guidelines to improve the management of invasive species. He is also interested in contributing to a theoretical framework and general models for understanding invasions.Although plants are his primary focus, he has helped to develop risk-assessment protocols for introduced reptiles and amphibians.Richardson studied forestry at SU, majoring in forestry science and nature conservation. He wanted to follow a career in commercial forestry, using pine and eucalyptus trees to produce timber.In his final year he applied for a position at the now defunct Jonkershoek Forestry Centre, just outside Stellenbosch in the Western Cape.His job was to study the spread and impact of invasive plants, mainly in the mountain catchments under the control of the Department of Forestry.“Through this work I became fascinated in the general phenomenon of biological invasions,” he says.His career has focused on trying to understand the processes that lead to invasions; why some species are more successful as invasive species than others when introduced to new areas by humans; why some areas, habitats and ecosystems appear vulnerable to invasion by introduced species; and finding solutions to reduce the incidence of problematic invasive species.He has recently published, lectured and consulted widely on issues such as invasive species in commercial forestry and agroforestry; the risks associated with using introduced plants in the production of biofuels, and managed relocation.Other awardsRichardson is the recipient of the international Hans Sigrist Prize (2006), a National Science and Technology Forum award (2008), and a Rector’s Award for Excellence in Research from SU (2007).He received an A1 rating from the National Research Foundation in 2007, which recognises his international stature as a scientist.He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa in 2008 and a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa in 2009.He is the editor of the widely acclaimed book “Fifty years of Invasion Ecology”, published by Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford; 2011.last_img read more

TouchWest Celebrates 25 Years

first_imgTouchWest are celebrating 25 great years of WA Touch with an Anniversary Ball on Saturday 10 May.The Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle with host guests such as WA’s first ever Life Member, Keith Harris-Walker, along with players, officials and volunteers from the past and present. For more information about the dinner and to purchase tickets please visit the www.touchwest.comlast_img

Here’s How Every Conference Performed In The First Round Of The NCAA Tournament

first_imgNCAA basketballs sitting in a ball rack on the court.SUNRISE, FL – DECEMBER 21: NCAA basketballs in a rack on the court during the shoot-around proipr to the game between the Florida Gators and the Fresno State Bulldogs during the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on December 21, 2013 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Florida defeated Fresno State 66-49. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)We’re 32 contests into the 2016 NCAA Tournament, and a few things are already clear. The ACC, after posting a 6-1 record in the first round, is headed for a stellar postseason. The Pac-12, meanwhile, after finishing just 2-5, isn’t getting much love from pundits. Other winners? The Big Ten posted a 5-3 mark, despite 2-seed Michigan State destroying everyone’s brackets after losing to 15-seed Middle Tennessee. The Big East put together a 4-1 record. The Missouri Valley finished 3-0.The losers? The Big 12’s top teams (Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa State) survived, but West Virginia, Baylor, Texas Tech and Texas all faltered. The AAC wound up 1-3, with just UConn advancing. Here’s a list showing the record for every conference that got at least two bids. As noted, the ACC is top dog.Heading to Sat, conference standings…(multiple bids)ACC 6-1B1G, 5-3Beast, 4-1MVC, 3-0B12, 3-4SEC, 2-1A10, 2-1Pac-12, 2-5 AAC, 1-3— Adam Gold (@AGoldFan) March 19, 2016How will it look after the second round?last_img read more

Skeptical Football Manning Redux Ancient History And An Award For Tony Romo

Something marvelous has happened to me. I was transported to the seventh heaven. There sat all the gods assembled. As a special dispensation, I was granted the favor of making a wish. “What do you want?” asked Mercury. … “Choose — but only one thing.” For a moment I was bewildered; then I addressed the gods, saying: “My esteemed contemporaries, I choose one thing — that I may always have the laughter on my side.” Not one of the gods said a word; instead, all of them began to laugh. From that I concluded that my wish was granted and decided that the gods knew how to express themselves with good taste, for it would indeed have been inappropriate to reply solemnly: It is granted to you.— Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or Part 1There’s nothing more satisfying than to have the Hacker Gods1The non-omnipotent, non-omniscient beings who likely post-selected this universe as the answer to some even bigger question. laugh at you, and that’s pretty much what this past weekend of NFL action entailed. So let’s get right to it.Twitter question of the weekFollowing Peyton Manning’s costly interception with 2:25 left, down 5 points and in Seattle Seahawks territory, I took the opportunity to tweet the “Comeback King” chart from last week’s Skeptical Football column:I intended to gently remind people that Manning far outpaces the field in big comebacks, and that taking risks like the one that led to his interception is likely one of the main reasons why.But then things got crazy. Following a Seattle field goal, Manning got the ball back with less than a minute left, led the Broncos on an 80-yard touchdown drive in 41 seconds, and then scored on a two-point conversion to send the game to overtime. Twitter exploded. High drama, tempers flared, things were said.Even before the Seahawks took the first OT possession down the field for a touchdown, a number of people were questioning Manning’s comeback cred. The chart I tweeted showed that Manning has come back to win 10 of the 41 games in which his team has fallen behind by 15 points or more, which compares favorably to Tom Brady doing the same in five of 25 chances. Several people seemed underwhelmed by this difference, with many pushing back like so:@skepticalsports @ESPNStatsInfo also can be stated as manning 25%, brady 20% of the time. doesn’t seem quite as special that way.— Rich (@Liberty8691) September 21, 2014Some enterprising tweeters also pointed out that Andrew Luck already has three comeback wins in 13 opportunities, good for 23 percent.Granted, Manning’s comeback rate is only a few percentage points higher than Brady’s or Luck’s. But that doesn’t make it any less “special.” With the league average at just 5.6 percent, having 10 comebacks in 41 attempts is way, way more ridiculous and impressive than having five in 25.And those are very carefully calculated “way”s.Microsoft Excel has a function2Some version also exists in R and every other mathematical or statistical package on earth. called binom.dist() that can easily tell you the probability of something happening a certain number of times in a certain number of tries (an issue that, in my experience, comes up about every five minutes in life). It’s probably more useful than a sonic screwdriver.In this case, to find out the odds against each quarterback getting the number of wins he did, assuming they were all exactly as good as the league average,3Note that that this is slightly unfair to Peyton Manning, since he has accounted for about 10 percent of all the 15+ point comebacks in the NFL in the last 14 years, so he’s setting his own comparison level a bit. we plug in the numbers like so:=1/(1-BINOM.DIST([Comeback wins]-1,[Comeback opportunities],[League average comeback rate],TRUE))That spits out odds that lead to this chart:Yes, that’s a logarithmic scale. It needs to be because Manning’s results are that much better.4Here’s what that looks like on a non-log scale:Wowza.Peyton Manning’s 10 comebacks in 41 attempts is over 150 times less likely than Tom Brady’s five comebacks in 25.To put that in perspective: The odds against an average quarterback duplicating Brady’s feat are roughly the same as the odds of a .500 team winning its first six or seven games of the season.5Log 90, base 2 = 6.5. The odds against duplicating Manning’s feat are the equivalent of a .500 team starting the season 14-0.6Log 15,523, base 2 = 13.9.Chart of the weekThe NFL is now down to just three undefeated teams: the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cincinnati Bengals and Patrick Peterson’s Arizona Cardinals.Of these, the Bengals have been the most dominant, winning their three games by an average of nearly 16 points.The Eagles have needed three improbable comebacks (and as my colleague Neil Paine pointed out after Week 2 — and is still true now — they’ve spent most of this season trailing). However, the Eagles were a 10-6 team last year, and teams that start hot are far more likely to be successful if they have a track record.Since 1990 (when the league introduced a salary cap) there have been 72 teams that started 3-0 after winning eight or more games the year before, and 57 have made the playoffs (79 percent). There have been 24 teams that started 3-0 after winning seven or fewer games the year before, and only 12 of them made the playoffs (50 percent).Here are all the teams that have started 3-0 and whether they did or didn’t make the playoffs, arranged by the number of games they won the year before:Indeed, given that a team has started the season 3-0, knowing how many wins it had the season before is about twice as valuable as knowing what its margin of victory was in its first three games of this season (more on this later).While these probably wouldn’t have been the three teams most observers would have picked to start the season 3-0, they’re not really shocking either: The Bengals were 11-5 last year, and both the Cardinals and the Eagles were 10-6. While starting 3-0 certainly isn’t a guarantee of anything, immediate history suggests all three teams should be fine.Rookie QB watchThis was quite a week for rookie QBs! The top four quarterbacks in this year’s draft all saw action.As a reminder, my most basic criteria for evaluating a rookie quarterback’s career prospects (as discussed here, here, and here) are:Starting = GoodTouchdowns = GoodYards = GoodWins = Don’t careInterceptions = Don’t careCompletion percentage = Don’t care (possibly even a negative indicator, all else being equal)Our leaderboard for “best career prospects,” — which, yes, I just invented — is shaken up considerably. It had been basically just draft order until the start of the season, with Derek Carr on top since then, but now …Blake Bortles is on the board, and has re-assumed the No. 1 position. In a loss (which, according to my analysis, doesn’t matter) against Indianapolis, he had two touchdowns (good), 223 yards (good) and has been named the starter for next week (more starts = more good). Importantly, he’s starting early enough that any advantage Carr had in the rankings from his early starts should now be nil. The relationship between the number of rookie starts and career prospects isn’t very linear — the main thing that matters is that a QB starts at least four games; then it’s marginally better for him to start eight, etc.After limited action, Teddy Bridgewater is looking like he’ll start this week as well.Meanwhile, Derek Carr hasn’t really been lighting it up. Carr has only three TDs in three games, and is averaging under 200 yards per game. At this point, the main thing he has going for him is starting earlier than the others, but his stock is slowly dropping because he hasn’t been more productive.But it will take a lot of bad play for Carr to drop behind our favorite underweight QB Johnny Manziel, who is looking less and less likely to get much action as a starter this year. Manziel was in for a nifty-looking trick play, which was called back for a penalty, and was probably illegal anyway. According to my rigorous and proprietary analysis, acting ability is not a statistically significant predictor of a rookie QB’s future success.In case you missed itIf you haven’t read it, you should really click through to my colleague Neil Paine’s article from earlier this week that revisits the Greatest Show on Turf. I particularly liked this line: “The Rams anticipated what statistical analysts would eventually come to learn about football: Teams run when they win; they don’t win when they run.”That’s a causal chiasmus that holds true for so many things about football.Experimental chart of the weekIn Skeptical Football Week 1, we posted a chart showing the percentage of teams with a given record making the playoffs (since updated), and also noted that the odds were considerably different if a team had gone 12-4 or better the previous season. We’re still at a point in this season where the previous year’s results matter a good deal.We can combine each team’s results from this point in the season with its results from the previous season in a regression to see which is more important: what a team has shown over three games this year, or what it showed over 16 games the year prior. Using raw winning percentages or average margin of victory, we can predict wins or margin of victory for the remainder of the current season — which metric we use doesn’t really matter. Here, for the hobbyists at home, are a couple of examples of how to do these calculations yourself:To predict a team’s average margin of victory over its next 13 games, you can take 0.23 times its average margin of victory over the first three games, and then add 0.29 times its average MOV for the previous season.If you don’t have margins of victory to work with, you can predict a team’s winning percentage for the rest of the season like so: Start with a base of 30 percent, then add 0.18 times the first three games’ winning percentage and 0.22 times the team’s winning percentage from the previous year.For the whole set of teams since 1990, the first three games of the current season and the entirety of the previous season are roughly about equally predictive.But if we break the sample down by record, we can see that a disproportionate amount of the predictive work is being done by the 3-0 teams. Here’s a comparison of the previous season’s margin of victory with the percentage of games won over the remaining 13 games, broken down by number of wins after three games:Note that in the red plot there are fewer outliers and the slope of the fit is steeper. (If you look just at 3-0 teams, the previous season’s record is about twice as important as the margin of victory the team put up over the first three games.) Pedigree appears to be even better at separating the contenders from the pretenders than it is at predicting team performance in general.Gunslinger of the weekKudos to previous Gunslinger of the Week awardees Andrew Luck and Matt Ryan, who both took out their aggression on lesser opponents, going off against Jacksonville and Tampa Bay, respectively, for a combined 52 of 63 for 656 yards and four TDs, with no INTs. The same mindset that leads to a game-costing interception today may lead to game-breaking touchdowns tomorrow.But unlike the previous weekend, last week’s gunslinging produced more immediate results. Six quarterbacks won despite throwing interceptions (up from just one the week before). There’s nothing more exciting to me than seeing a QB who is scraping to get back in a game throw an interception, and then come back to win anyway — particularly if it’s a back-breaking pick-6.7I have a special place in my heart for pick-6s.Which is why, in a stunning upset, the Gunslinger of the Week award goes to … Tony Romo. I know, right? I demand a recount! But so it is. Throwing a pick-6 when down 14 and then managing to come back from 21 down to win anyway is just too much to ignore, despite Peyton Manning’s late-game theatrics against Seattle. Romo’s heroics deserve acknowledgement.Despite being one of the gunslingers fans most love to hate, Romo is actually a decent close-game QB. He has won 44 percent of games decided by less than a touchdown — no Brady (64 percent) or Manning (59 percent) to be sure, but better than the likes of Donovan McNabb, Carson Palmer, Philip Rivers, Kurt Warner, Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford. Along with Matt Ryan, he’s one of only two players since 1990 to win a game despite throwing five interceptions (in 2007 against Buffalo).Perhaps most interestingly, Romo has much better relative results in games when he throws one interception or more (where he wins 53 percent of the time) than in games where he doesn’t (where he wins 66 percent of the time).Among quarterbacks with at least 40 starts since 2001, that’s the fifth-highest winning percentage in games with an interception (behind Donovan McNabb and Ben Roethlisberger as well as Brady and Manning).Most empirically significant game of Week 4This is a no-brainer for me: It’s the Eagles vs. the 49ers, for at least three reasons:Colin Kaepernick is the most empirically interesting “running QB” to watch, since he doesn’t play for an amazing team like his counterpart up the coast.So far, Kaepernick and Alex Smith have both had their “career” years in the eight games they each played with Randy Moss. The more difficult matchups we see Kaepernick play, the better we understand his true skill, and by extension Moss’s, and by domino effect that of many others.Any time a team wins a lot of close or comeback games, it gets interesting. This year, the Eagles are ground zero for the question of how much skill there is to winning in the NFL, aside from just scoring and allowing points.Also, in a roundabout way, every time I watch the 49ers I feel like I learn something about the Seahawks, and what they’re all about is pretty interesting right now.Charts by Reuben Fischer-Baum. read more

Mens hockey OSU travels to rocky Colorado for opener at No 3

OSU junior forward Nick Schilkey (7) during a game against Brock on Oct. 3 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoIn the 2014-15 season, the Ohio State men’s hockey team opened up its season at home against the Providence Friars. The Buckeyes split the series, but little did they know at the time they were facing the eventual national champions.Now opening the 2016-17 season as the second favorite to win the Big Ten conference, OSU will face a legitimate title contender in the third-ranked Denver Pioneers.OSU’s offense was sharp early and often against Wilfrid-Laurier University in an exhibition on Oct. 2. The team scored two goals in the first period, then followed that up with four more in the second, including a hat trick from sophomore forward Dakota Joshua. Against Denver, the Buckeyes will face a faster, bigger, more skilled team who poses a significant barrier for OSU’s highly potent offense; a threshold senior captain forward Nick Schilkey and the rest of the team didn’t have to confront in its exhibition.“We’ve talked about their speed versus our speed. We know if we make a mistake, they’re going to be right down our throats,” Schilkey said. “We’re excited to play one of the top teams in the country.”The No. 3 Pioneers were an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament last season out of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and eventually made the Frozen Four for the program’s 15th time. Fifth-year coach Jim Montgomery returns five of his top 10 goal scorers and four of his top 10 points leaders from a season ago.Sophomore forward Dylan Gambrell was a force in his inaugural season in 2015-16, finishing second on the team in goals (17), assists (30) and points.On the backline, senior defenseman Will Butcher was a captain on last year’s Frozen Four team and will continue to be an integral part of a Denver defense which ranked 15th in the country with 2.34 goals allowed per game in 2015-16.Besides the caliber of play Denver possesses, OSU will have to deal with an external factor: the altitude.For any team in any sport, playing in Denver hosts the issue of being able to perform at a high altitude. The University of Denver is at an estimated 5,345 feet above sea level, compared to Columbus being at 746 feet. Junior forward Christian Lampasso said that he’s taking extra precautions before Friday’s game.“I’m a little scared. I’ve got a little bit of asthma so I’m bringing all of my inhalers,” Lampasso said.Coach Steve Rohlik has a group of seniors this season that he hasn’t had in his previous three years at Ohio State. After last season’s 0-8 start, the Buckeyes are looking to get off to a fast start and be considered among the elite teams in college hockey. Going into Denver, Lampasso said last season’s brutal beginning is water under the bridge.“I don’t think our guys need to be reminded of how we’ve done in the past. They know that,” Rohlik said. “I go back to the parity of college hockey … anybody can beat anybody on any given night.”Rohlik said on Wednesday that he wasn’t sure who would start in net between senior goaltenders Christian Frey and Matt Tomkins. Frey started the exhibition game, and Tomkins entered the contest in the second period. Rohlik said he was pleased with their play. Frey allowed one goal on 13 shots. Tomkins faced 12 shots and allowed a powerplay goal.Following its game against Denver at the IceBreaker Tournament, the Buckeyes will face either Boston College or Air Force. Boston College is ranked fifth in the USCHO.com preseason poll.“I think it gives us an early look at what we are, who we are and where we stand,” Rohlik said. “We know we’re going to have our hands full and we got to play our best game.” read more

Weekly football predictions Week 1

With another college football season ready to get underway, it’s time for another year of weekly predictions. Quinn Pitcock, the reigning champion who blew away the competition in 2009, returns to battle former OSU linebacker James Laurinaitis, former OSU quarterback Justin Zwick, current OSU men’s basketball center Dallas Lauderdale and Lantern sports editor Zack Meisel. THIS WEEK’S GAMES: Marshall @ No. 2 Ohio State UCONN @ Michigan No. 3 Boise State @ No. 10 Virginia Tech James Laurinaitis: Ohio State, UCONN, Virginia Tech Dallas Lauderdale: Ohio State, UCONN, Virginia Tech Quinn Pitcock: Ohio State, Michigan, Boise State Justin Zwick: Ohio State, Michigan, Boise State Zack Meisel: Ohio State, UCONN, Virginia Tech read more

Portugal stick with Fernando Santos as head coach

first_imgThe Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have decided to retain Fernando Santos as the head coach of the national team, despite their early World Cup exitFollowing their triumphant campaign in the European championship two years ago, Portugal arrived at Russia with a new crop of young promising players beginning to emerge with their captain and all-time record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo still at the peak form.But the Navigators fell below expectations and, after finishing as Group B runners-up, they were handed an early exit after losing to Uruguay in the last-16.But, despite the disappointing World Cup campaign, FPF President Fernando Gomes has decided to retain Santos and they will now be turning their focus on to defending their European title in two years time.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“Everything has to go according to the plan. We decided to extend the contract of Fernando Santos till 2020 after our victory at Euro 2016. It was a well-considered decision,” said Gomes, according to FourFourTwo.“We understood all the perspectives and analyzed the problems, when we were making this decision. We took into account the fact that the World Cup would take place in 2018.”Since his appointment in 2014, Santos has since guided Portugal to their European triumph in 2016 and a third-place finish at the 2017 Confederations Cup.Portugal will now begin with their preparations for the UEFA Nations League, which begins in September.last_img read more

Senator suggests standing Parliamentary Committee to fight crime

first_imgPhoto Credit: JIS Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for youcenter_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, February 7, 2017 – Opposition Senator, Lambert Brown, has suggested the establishment of a Standing Parliamentary Committee dedicated to crime reduction.Mr. Brown made the suggestion while addressing the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate this past Friday (February 3).  “This will focus the country’s attention on solution to our crime problem; hopefully show that the anti-crime fighting efforts are bipartisan and direct the attention of all our leaders to a major obstacle to economic growth and development,” he said.He further suggested that use should be made of laws already passed by Parliament to cripple enterprises that have done so much to damage the image of the country.  “Focus our police service on the outcome of increasing conviction rates of guilty criminals, through improved investigatory techniques, including the use of Science and Technology,” Mr. Brown said.  He also said partnerships among the State, Private Sector, Churches, Civil Society and the communities should be strengthened, so that criminals cannot impact the areas.The State of the Nation Debate gives Senators the opportunity to address issues of national importance. It also gives Cabinet Ministers in the Senate an opportunity to address their portfolio responsibilities while highlighting Government policies and programmes. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

Is the Military Parade Off

first_img ADC AUTHOR President Trump tweeted Sunday that he will participate in a July 4th “Salute to America” celebration on the National Mall with a “[m]ajor fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!”Business Insider noted there was no mention of a military parade Trump has long wanted but which DOD and D.C. officials have postponed for a variety of reasons such as cost, infrastructure and security. The Mall is typically home to “A Capitol Fourth,” featuring concerts and fireworks.“A Capitol Fourth” 2017. DOD photo by Reese Brownlast_img read more