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President Biden: Continuation of the National Emergency with respect to Zimbabwe

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WASHINGTON – On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, the President declared a national emergency and blocked the property of certain persons, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes or institutions. These actions and policies had contributed to the deliberate breakdown in the rule of law in Zimbabwe, to politically motivated violence and intimidation in that country, and to political and economic instability in the southern African region.

On November 22, 2005, the President issued Executive Order 13391 to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 by ordering the blocking of the property of additional persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.

On July 25, 2008, the President issued Executive Order 13469, which expanded the scope of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 and authorized the blocking of the property of additional persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.

The actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes or institutions continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared on March 6, 2003, and the measures adopted on that date, on November 22, 2005, and on July 25, 2008, to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond March 6, 2022. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288.

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Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation Donates $250,000 To Orlando Health

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ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Today, the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation donated $250,000 to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children to benefit pediatric oncology research.

The donation, in partnership with Truist, is a direct impact of The Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard Monday Pro-Am that kicked off tournament week.

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PHOTOS: Sahith Theegala Optimistic About 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational Debut

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Sahith Theegala answers press questions at Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge Tuesday, March 1, 2022, before the Arnold Palmer Invitational kicks off in earnest Thursday. (J Willie David III / Florida National News photo)

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Fresh off of a week of rest and a practice run of the 18 holes at Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge Tuesday, Sahith Theegala is ready for this weekend’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, and shared that excitement with the media after his walkthrough.

Theegala will be making his 13th start for the season Thursday and is coming off of six consecutive starts after his week off. “Really excited for the week. The week off definitely made me hungry to get here. But the course is in incredible shape. I watched the highlights from the last couple years to kind of get myself ready. It looked really tough and crusty, so I’m ready for that too.”

Sahith Theegala answers press questions at Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge Tuesday, March 1, 2022, before the Arnold Palmer Invitational kicks off in earnest Thursday. (J Willie David III / Florida National News photo)

Sahith Theegala answers press questions at Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge Tuesday, March 1, 2022, before the Arnold Palmer Invitational kicks off in earnest Thursday. (J Willie David III / Florida National News photo)

 

Theegala acknowledged the historical significance of the Bay Hill course and Arnold Palmer’s legacy. “I never got the honor to meet Mr. Palmer,” he confessed. “But one thing everyone has said about him is how much of a gentleman he is and how much he kind of went out of his way to make you feel like just one of his buddies and stuff like that.

“Obviously seeing all the umbrellas kind of brings back good memories of watching old Mr. Palmer highlights, and obviously the slogan of playing boldly, which you definitely need to do out here.”

 

Sahith Theegala answers press questions at Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge Tuesday, March 1, 2022, before the Arnold Palmer Invitational kicks off in earnest Thursday. (J Willie David III / Florida National News photo)

Sahith Theegala answers press questions at Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge Tuesday, March 1, 2022, before the Arnold Palmer Invitational kicks off in earnest Thursday. (J Willie David III / Florida National News photo)

 

When Florida National News asked him about his preparation rituals and if he’ll do anything additional to prepare for his Bay Hill debut, Theegala replied, “I think I’m still learning that as I go because this is only my second invitational, third invitational. The Waste Management and Genesis back to back were definitely the biggest weeks, or best fields, biggest weeks I ever played in.

“I didn’t try and do anything differently. I just tried to prepare as if it was a normal event. Obviously depending on the conditions of the course, sometimes you need a little extra work around the greens or in the rough. But, yeah, just try to treat it like another event and try to enjoy every minute of it because pretty much every aspect of this tournament has been really cool so far and it’s just been Tuesday.

“Looking forward to the rest of the week. No expectations or pressure or anything like that.”

 

Sahith Theegala answers press questions at Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge Tuesday, March 1, 2022, before the Arnold Palmer Invitational kicks off in earnest Thursday. (J Willie David III / Florida National News photo)

Sahith Theegala answers press questions at Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge Tuesday, March 1, 2022, before the Arnold Palmer Invitational kicks off in earnest Thursday. (J Willie David III / Florida National News photo)

 

Reflecting on his most recent golf matches this past fall and points of improvement, he said, “I think I’m still trying to do the same thing and get better. Even if it’s .0001 percent better every day, week, hour, whatever it is, I think as long as I’m focused on that.

“My team has obviously helped me get to this point too. But as long as I’m focused on that kind of progression, I’m not too worried about the expectations. I think just the work that’s being put in is going to show.”

Theegala tees off at 8:38 a.m. at the #10 tee Thursday and Friday.

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Mellissa Thomas is Editor for Florida National News. | mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com

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Arnold Palmer Invitational Lifts Restrictions, Offers Fans Up-Close Experience

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Arnold Palmer Invitational Tournament Director Joie Chitwood III talks with the press Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Image: Florida National News (screenshot).

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – The 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational (API) is not only bringing all fans back, but it’s bringing some fans even closer to the game.

With the threat of COVID-19 ebbing away, API has lifted its restrictions as well, only recommending attendees to wear masks in indoor areas instead of requiring them to; and there are no audience capacity restrictions.

Joie Chitwood III, Vice President of Corporate Development for the Arnold Palmer Group and Tournament Director for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, said he’s excited to welcome all of the fans back to Bay Hill. Chitwood told the press today, “I think our fans are going to be so excited to see such great talent out on the golf course.”

Chitwood announced the addition of the White Claw Hard Seltzer Fan Deck, located by the #15 green and #16 tee box on the Bay Hill course. The open-air second-story deck gives fans a sprawling view of not only the #15 and #16 (which the table surfaces and chairs face), but a 360-degree view of most of the course. Chitwood said this amenity was added to give sponsors another, smaller option instead of being restricted to skyboxes with a fixed capacity of 40 people, and to give fans the chance to get even closer to their favorite golfers in the midst of the tournament.

“Let me be clear, there won’t be any throwing of objects on the course, or throwing things when the players do something great,” Chitwood noted. “But fans are going to be able to cheer like heck…and cheer loud.”

For FNN’s exclusive interview with Mr. Chitwood, visit https://fb.watch/bu6jldo9Ub/. Be sure to like our page for future updates.

Stay tuned to Florida National News for coverage of the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament, which runs from Wednesday, March 2 through Sunday, March 6, 2022.

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Mellissa Thomas is Editor for Florida National News. | mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com

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