Tag: Asked

The US government reportedly asked the military for 100,000 body bags

The US government’s primary disaster response agency is asking the Defense Department for 100,000 body bags, according to a Bloomberg report. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reportedly wanted the body bags as soon as possible. The request comes as senior US health officials provided grim statistics for coronavirus-related fatalities in the coming weeks. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The US government’s primary disaster response agency is requesting for 100,000 body bags from the Defense Department, according to a Bloomberg report published Wednesday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reportedly requested the body bags through an interagency group ... Read more

Tom Cruise asked to pilot a Super Hornet in the ‘Top Gun’ sequel & the Navy wasn’t having it

By all accounts, the upcoming sequel to “Top Gun” will serve up an unprecedented thrill ride courtesy of innovative cinematography and acting performed under perhaps the most extreme conditions — while pulling Gs. If audience anticipation for “Top Gun: Maverick” wasn’t already redlining following the release of the film’s trailers, details revealed in an interview from the upcoming May issue of Empire Magazine with Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer should certainly do the trick. Director Joseph Kosinski’s (“Oblivion,” “Only the Brave”) decision to put IMAX cameras in the cockpit of a Super Hornet showcase CGI-free in-flight sequences featuring actors ... Read more

The Army Asked Retirees in Medical Fields to Come Back. The Response Was Overwhelming

Days ago, the U.S. Army sent out an unusual plea to its retired officers and enlisted soldiers: If you served in one of eight high-demand medical specialties, it said, you may be able to “re-join the team” in order to help the service fight the coronavirus pandemic. “We need to hear from you STAT!” the message from the Army’s head of personnel, Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands, read. The Army’s retirees took that seriously. “We reached out to more than 800,000 retired Soldiers to gauge their willingness to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic response,” an Army spokesperson told Military.com Friday. To ... Read more

State Department: 50,000 Americans abroad have asked for help getting home

March 25 (UPI) — More than 50,000 Americans abroad have asked the United States for help to return home as they have become stranded in countries that have closed their borders and prohibited carriers from flying amid the coronavirus pandemic, State Department officials said Wednesday. Some 9,300 Americans have been repatriated from over 28 countries since the first evacuation flight took off in late January, and Ian Brownlee, a senior Consular Affairs official who is leading the State Department’s repatriation task force, said during a briefing Wednesday that there are some 9,000 more people scheduled on 66 flights to return ... Read more

Military Personnel Asked To Work From Home

The “vast majority” of the military has been asked to follow Government-issued guidance on social distancing, home-working, and non-essential travel. A letter sent to all Ministry of Defence staff from Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) General Sir Nick Carter and Permanent Secretary Sir Stephen Lovegrove said: “For those of us not involved in the Coronavirus response and other essential defence activity, the need for exceptional measures applies equally to defence.” They encouraged leaders to think creatively about how they can “prioritise” business to make home-working possible, which could include work being delayed or stopped. The letter outlines that essential output will continue. Anyone delivering “non-discretionary operations or those which ... Read more

Military Personnel Asked To Work From Home In Letter From CGS And Permanent Secretary

The “vast majority” of the military has been asked to follow the government issued guidance on social distancing, home-working, and non-essential travel. A letter sent to all MOD Staff from General Sir Nick Carter and Permanent Secretary Sir Stephen Lovegrove said that: “For those of us not involved in the Coronavirus response and other essential defence activity, the need for exceptional measures applies equally to defence.” It encouraged leaders to think creatively about how they can “prioritise” business to make home-working possible. This could include the delay or work to be stopped. The letter outlines that essential output will continue. So, those delivering “non-discretionary operations or those ... Read more

Jake Tapper Asked Joe Biden About The Wuhan Virus. He Replied With A Cough

CNN anchor Jake Tapper tossed the first question at Sunday’s Democratic debate to frontrunner Joe Biden. Tapper asked the former vice president about coronavirus; Biden responded with a cough. “What do you say to the American people who are confronting this new reality?” inquired Tapper. “First of all, my heart goes out to those…” replied Biden, stopping mid-sentence to cough into his hand, “who have already lost someone and those who are suffering from the virus.” Video of Biden coughing while answering a question about the coronavirus within minutes of the CNN debate starting. pic.twitter.com/hLmezArlGw — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) March ... Read more

Bernie Sanders Squirms When Asked About Supporters Trying To Unseat Nancy Pelosi

For an idea of how divided the Democratic Party is these days, just listen to Bernie Sanders being quiet. That’s not the normal state of existence for the bellicose socialist from Vermont, but in California on Sunday, stumping ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries, that’s exactly what Sanders was when he was faced with the kind of question Democrats don’t get enough of on the campaign trail. Since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing an election challenge this year from a democratic socialist who identifies himself as a Sanders follower, ABC7 reporter Liz Kreutz took the opportunity to give Sanders ... Read more

Trump asked Australian PM to investigate origins of Mueller’s Russia probe

Sept. 30 (UPI) — President Donald Trump asked Australia’s prime minister to investigate the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a Justice Department spokeswoman said. Department of Justice spokeswoman Keri Kupec confirmed that Trump made the request in a statement to NBC News, adding that U.S. Attorney John Durham is conducting an investigation into the origins of Mueller’s probe and is gathering information from sources including “a number of foreign countries.” “At Attorney General [William] Barr’s request, the president has contacted other countries to ask them to introduce the attorney general ... Read more