NY city cutting business ties to Trump after Capitol riot Jan 14, 2021 0 23 12345 NEW YORK: New York City is canceling contracts with the Trump Organisation, Mayor de Blasio said on Wednesday, citing the commander-in-chief’s incitement of the deadly siege of the US Capitol last week.“The president incited a rebellion against the United States government that killed five people and threatened to derail the constitutional transfer of power,” de Blasio said in a statement.“The city of New York will not be associated with those unforgivable acts in any shape, way or form, and we are immediately taking steps to terminate all Trump Organization contracts.” The announcement came as the House of Representatives was set to impeach the president on Wednesday.The Trump Organisation will be notified that the city is ending deals to run two skating rinks and a carousel at Central Park, along with the Trump Golf Links in the Bronx, according to the mayor.The carousel is currently closed and will be removed from Trump’s hands 25 days after a notice is delivered to his business, de Blasio said. The deal for the Wollman and Lasker Rinks will end 30 days after the notice.Canceling the Trump Links contracts is more complicated and will take “months,” the mayor said.He noted that the PGA recently canceled plans to hold this year’s championship at Trump’s New Jersey golf course, and that the city contract with Trump Links “called for a championship-level golf course that would attract major championship events.” “Trump’s incitement of violence at our Capitol was an abomination,” the city’s corporation counsel James Johnson stated. “In light of last week’s attack on our Capitol and our democracy, we have concluded that it is in the best interests of New Yorkers for the City to commence the process of canceling these contracts and terminating its business ties with the Trump Organization.” The Trump Organization did not immediately answer a request for comment. (tca/dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Trump facing second impeachment as House debates Capitol violence Jan 14, 2021 0 232 EU condemns first federal execution of woman in US in 67 years Jan 14, 2021 0 232 Russian dissident Navalny says he’ll return to Moscow on Sunday Jan 14, 2021 0 296 Hope & optimism amid pandemic, uniting America at the core of Biden’s inaugural speech, says expert Ailyn Agonia DOHA As the US continues to combat COVID-19 and in the wake of the siege at the US Capitol last week, American political scientist and writer Dr Lara Brown has reiterated the importance and relevance of the tone .. Spain’s elderly first in line for COVID-19 vaccine (DPA) Kim again calls for strengthening of N Korea’s nuclear capabilities dpa Seoul North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong Un has reiterated his call for an expansion of the isolated country’s nuclear capabilities at the close of the ruling Workers’ Party’s 8th congress. “While further strengthening .. Over 2,000 cars stuck in eastern France Paris: The travel chaos in eastern France caused by heavy snowfall and ice was slowly easing early on Wednesday morning, after more than 2,000 cars were stuck on a motorway overnight. Hundreds of vehicles were backed up on .. UK concerned about Brazil strain London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that his government is concerned about a new strain of coronavirus that has been identified in Brazil. During a committee hearing, where he was quizzed by lawmakers ..