Former President Bush to Attend 9-11 Ceremony at Pentagon

first_imgAfter a moment of silence on the White House’s South Lawn at 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time, both will travel to Arlington to the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. At 9:30 a.m., the President and the First Lady will participate in the September 11th Pentagon Observance Ceremony. Today is the 18th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks that killed three thousand Americans in New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon in the Washington DC as well as a hijacked plane crash in Pennsylvania. George W. Bush will be at the Pentagon today to commemorate the solemn day. The former president will attend a wreath-laying ceremony this afternoon at the site where terrorists flew a hijacked airliner into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Bush was commander in chief at the time of the attacks. While, he was president, U.S. forces moved into Afghanistan on October 7th, 2011 to oust the Taliban for giving safe haven to 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Ceremonies will also be held in New York City where two hijacked planes flew into the World Trade Center, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a hijacked plane crashed after its passengers fought with the hijackers. President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be making a visit to Arlington, Virginia to remember the lives lost in the September 11th attacks.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019last_img read more

5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss the ESI Super Forum

first_imgThe ESI Super Forum is now edging ever closer, with the one-day event to take place on the 22nd March 2018.Examining the crossover between traditional sports and the burgeoning esports industry, Esports Insider is set to welcome the best in the industry to Stamford Bridge, the home of the English football champions to discuss pertinent issues in what’s sure to be an epic day.For ticket information and more details, click here.We put together the top five reasons why you should not miss the chance to head down to Stamford Bridge in March.1. Industry leading speakers and compelling panelsTeam ESI has always taken pride in crafting top panels for our events. Be it at Betting on Esports 2017 or our ESI Forum Series, each and every panelist was selected for what they could contribute to the discussion. The ESI Super Forum is absolutely no different. We’re set to welcome the likes of Nikolaj Nyholm, RFRSH Entertainment CEO; Nicolas Maurer, Team Vitality CEO, North CEO Christian Sorensen and Ian Smith, Commissioner of ESIC to name just a few for a fantastic day of knowledge sharing and discussion. The content agenda includes a look at the media rights and broadcasting situation in esports, the value of team ownership in esports, where and how sports clubs fit in, a data focused round table from Abios and many more. 2. Ample networking opportunity and the Esports Insider Business ZoneWe’ve structured the day carefully so that content doesn’t take over. Whilst learning from speakers is important, it’s also just as vital to speak to delegates and speakers alike. With two hours of networking allocated, there’s plenty of time to meet a business contact of the future. There will also be refreshments throughout the day to ensure all guests are fed and watered. At Stamford Bridge we’ve used our allocated space perfectly to craft a designated exhibition space. Companies will be welcome to network and float between exhibitors stands, grab a coffee and find out more about recent industry developments.3. SBC’s Betting on Football ConferenceThe ESI Super Forum is running alongside SBC Global’s renowned Betting on Football conference which’ll welcome 1,500 attendees over two days. This one will see attendance from stakeholders from across the betting landscape, not to mention a host of top football clubs including Juventus, AS Roma, Leicester City and plenty more. For those with a vested interest in both esports and football, this is another string to the Super Forum’s bow. 4. An ESI tournamentFor anyone that attended the ESI Forum at Fnatic’s Bunkr – you’ll know just how seriously we take our tournaments. With prizes from Ninjas in Pyjamas caps through to signed Marcus Rashford shirts we’ve put taken our delegates out of their comfort zone and tested their true esports ability. From FIFA to Rocket League to Tekken, there’s always been a new challenge and the ESI Super Forum will be no different – except it will, of course, be both bigger and better.5. A fabulous after partyNo event is quite complete without a fabulous after party. Included in the ESI Super Forum ticket is access to the official after party. Under the Bridge is Roman Abramovich’s recently refurbished London club and will be the final destination. Prior to that, the World Cup Bar will be serving drinks from 17:00 – 20:30. It’s most definitely not one to miss.Check through the full agenda and secure your tickets for the ESI Super Forum here…last_img read more

Jose hits back at Merson over claims he regrets Spurs move and says he’s happy

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has hit back at Paul Merson’s claims he regrets joining Tottenham and insists he is already looking forward to next season.The Portuguese boss was appointed just 12 hours after Mauricio Pochettino was axed towards the end of November.2 Jose Mourinho has hit back at Paul Merson’s claims that he regrets taking charge of TottenhamHe has guided his side to ten wins in 19 appearances and has closed the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea to just four points.However, ex-Arsenal star Merson claimed Mourinho was back to being “grumpy” as he seemingly regretted accepting the job.But the Spurs manager has rejected that out of hand and is adamant he is “really happy” in North London.Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “Contrary to some people who want to be in the news and tell things that are not true – I am really happy at the club.“You know me quite well, enough to know that I am really happy. Difficult? Yes, but if it was not difficult it wouldn’t be for me.“I like the players and who they are. I like very much the relationship I have with them. If you see a bad face from me it is because of a bad result. I cannot change myself.“That’s just me. The reality is that I am happy and I look forward to what is coming, and even more for what is coming next season. I want to start working with them in July.”2LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerMerson had said: “I said when he went there it would give them a lift and there would be a charm offensive – and he was all smiles for a while.“But everyone knew it wouldn’t last, didn’t they? He’s gone back to being Grumpy Mourinho again. And I don’t see how he’s improved them at all. Not one bit.“He looks like he’s thinking, ‘What have I done coming here?’ You don’t see him high-fiving ball boys now do you?”Tottenham’s players return to training on Wednesday to prepare for the Premier League visit to Aston Villa on Sunday and the Champions League clash with RB Leipzig. José Mourinho rages in hilarious video after Raheem Sterling tried to win second penalty during Tottenham winlast_img read more