Athletes demand justice for Breonna Taylor

first_imgThe struggle to bring about justice for Breonna Taylor continues. The 26-year-old African American emergency medical technician was fatally shot eight times by three white police officers who invaded her Louisville, Ky., home on March 13 during a no-knock, no-warrant narcotics search.  Originally it was reported that Taylor was asleep when her home was attacked by the police.Artists and activists honor Breonna Taylor with this with this 7000-square-foot mural–the size of two basketball courts–in Annapolis, Md.Four months after this heinous crime, none of the cops have been arrested or charged with murder.  Only one of the cops, Brett Hankison — who fired the fatal shots — has been terminated from his job.A recent lawsuit filed by Taylor’s mother states that she was not in her bed as originally reported, but was standing near the front door when she was killed. Taylor actually lived another five to six minutes before succumbing to her wounds.  The police did nothing to come to her aid and placed no calls to medics to try to save her or even check to see if she was still alive.   In a sworn statement, Taylor’s life partner, Kenneth Walker, described the moment  after shots were fired by the police: “I was on the phone with [Taylor’s mom], when I kind of realized that it was the police, ’cause now they’re yelling like ‘Come out, come out!’ I’m still yelling ‘Help!’ because [Taylor’s] over here coughing [due to her wounds] and I’m just freaking out.” (CNN, July 18)Taylor’s case continues to be uplifted around the country by the Black Lives Matter movement, ignited by the public lynching of George Floyd on May 25.  A 70-square-foot BLM mural of Taylor was recently painted in the streets of Annapolis, Md., during the first weekend in July.  Prominent sports athletes have spoken up and often about this case. Jemani Grant, a National Basketball Association forward with the Denver Nuggets, referenced Breonna Taylor several times during a July 15 press interview, two weeks before the resumption of the NBA season. The Nuggets have officially taken this position on their Twitter account: “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”  Kenny Stills, a National Football League wide receiver with the Houston Texans, was arrested during a July 14 protest for Taylor in front of the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. He and 86 other protesters were arrested while demanding that Taylor’s killers be brought to justice. The felony charges against Stills were dropped a few days later.  Along with a photo of himself wearing a T-shirt that stated “Breonna Taylor’s killers are still police,” Stills later tweeted, “‘Good trouble’ with my brothers and sisters — organized by @untilfreedom. Arrested for peacefully protesting. While Breonna Taylor’s murderers are still out on the street.”  When Stills was with the Miami Dolphins, he consistently took a knee during the playing of the national anthem, in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick’s protest against police brutality and systemic racism.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Aug. 14 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,194; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 1,188; 3. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,153; 4. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 1,152; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,151; 6. J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa, 1,149; 7. Justin Jones, Bemidji, Minn., 1,139; 8. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,138; 9. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,137; 10. Michael Densberger, Lincoln, Neb., 1,136; 11. Keith Jack Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa., 1,125; 12. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,124; 13. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,116; 14. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 1,113; 15. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 1,111; 16. Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa, 1,105; 17. Van Gemmill, Ponca City, Okla., 1,104; 18. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,103; 19. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,102; 20. Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif., 1,101.IMCA Late Models – 1. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 795; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 785; 3. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 765; 4. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 757; 5. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 746; 6. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 735; 7. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 731; 8. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 719; 9. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 718; 10. Ben Nading, Ankeny, Iowa, 716; 11. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, Iowa, 710; 12. Daulton Maassen, Avoca, Iowa, 697; 13. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 696; 14. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 691; 15. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 682; 16. Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, 674; 17. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 673; 18. Curtis Glover, Des Moines, Iowa, 661; 19. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 652; 20. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 651.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 777; 2. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 752; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 751; 4. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 735; 5. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 701; 6. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 690; 7. Jeremy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 679; 8. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 676; 9. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 660; 10. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 655; 11. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 651; 12. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 649; 13. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 643; 14. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 640; 15. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 636; 16. Matt Ziebarth, Flandreau, S.D., 630; 17. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 614; 18. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 594; 19. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, and Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., both 593.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,200; 2. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., 1,196; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,184; 4. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 1,175; 5. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,171; 6. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,158; 7. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,157; 8. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,153; 9. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,148; 10. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,147; 11. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,146; 12. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn., 1,140; 13. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,139; 14. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,133 ; 15. Casey Woken, Ogallala, Neb., 1,123; 16. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 1,118; 17. Chad Bruns, Wayne, Neb., 1,117; 18. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,116; 19. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,115; 20. Ron Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb., 1,111.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,192; 2. Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn., 1,184; 3. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,178; 4. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 1,177; 5. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 1,173; 6. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., and Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, both 1,164; 8. Jacob Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,152; 9. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, and Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,145; 11. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,142; 12. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, and Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, both 1,139; 14. Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth, Iowa, 1,136; 15. Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,134; 16. Tyrel Smith, Goodland, Kan., 1,120; 17. Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger, Iowa, 1,118; 18. Scott Dobel, Manly, Iowa, 1,117; 19. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,110; 20. Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn., 1,086.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,196; 2. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,189; 3. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 1,183; 4. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,179; 5. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,174; 6. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,173; 7. Lucas James Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 1,168; 8. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,167; 9. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,158; 10. Jared VanDeest, Holland, Iowa, 1,148; 11. George Nordman, Mason City, Iowa, 1,137; 12. Mark “Bud” Martini, Avon, Minn., 1,123; 13. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,121; 14. Cody Knecht, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,119; 15. Sam Robert Wieben, Dysart, Iowa, and Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, both 1,118; 17. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 1,114; 18. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,108; 19. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,102; 20. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 1,100.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,176; 2. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 1,068; 3. Jesse Baldwin, Aztec, N.M., 1,063; 4. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 1,056; 5. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,009; 6. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 972; 7. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 903; 8. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 890; 9. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 885; 10. Jeffrey Kaup, Woodward, Okla., 863; 11. Thomas Bennett, Bastrop, Texas, 840; 12. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 813; 13. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 776; 14. John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 765; 15. Michael Maraschick, Midland, Texas, 751; 16. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 728; 17. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 724; 18. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 713; 19. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 700; 20, Levy Galmor, Elk City, Okla., 694.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,200; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,190; 3. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,164; 4. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,153; 5. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,136; 6. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,135; 7. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,124; 8. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,111; 9. Dalton Kron, Algona, Iowa, 1,085; 10. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 1,068; 11. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 1,061; 12. Drew Johnson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,054; 13. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,053; 14. Devin Jones, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,045; 15. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,032; 16. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 938; 17. Nikki Taylor, Welcome, Minn., 926; 18. Alan Lahr, Nicollet, Minn., 920; 19. Trent Orwig, Wayland, Iowa, 902; 20. Brendon Yamry, Rice, Minn., 895.last_img read more

Rising Stars and Victoria Kings dominate EDFA weekend matches

first_img– Monedderlust FC top Arsenal FC 4 – 0 KEEN rivalry continued in the East Demerara Football Association (EDFA) and the Berbice Football Association (BFA) as the GFF-NAMILCO U-17 Intra-Association Tournament continued on Saturday and Sunday respectively.The EDFA had matches on Sunday at the Victoria Community Centre ground where the Mahaica Determinators FC edged Ann’s Grove FC by a 1 – 0 margin with a goal from Trevon Porter in the 42nd minute.In the second match, Rising Stars got the better of Victoria Kings by a 5 – 1 margin, with a brace each from Diago Britton in the 32nd and 53rd minutes and Shamar George in the 61st and 65th minutes respectively. The final goal was compliments of a kick from the penalty mark made by Rahyeem Mc Gregor in the 68th minute. The lone goal for Victoria Kings was scored by Kevin Maxwell in the 51st minute.In the BFA leg, played at the Esplanade ground in New Amsterdam in bright sunny conditions, Monedderlust FC inflicted a 4 – 0 drubbing on Arsenal FC.  Monedderlust took early command in the first half to lead by 3 – 0 through goals scored by Raul Semple in the 9th minute, Michael Jordan in the 20th minute and Emanuel Moore in the 22nd minute respectively.Upon resumption, Arsenal FC defended staunchly until the 70th minute when Raul Semple again breached Arsenal’s defence to complete his double and seal the victory.On Sunday at the same venue and in similar conditions as the previous day, a keenly-contested match ended in a two 2 – 0 victory for New Amsterdam United FC over Cougars FC in the latter stage of the match.Cougars fought valiantly to hold NA United to a goal-less first half, which remained so until the 58th minute when the ever-attacking Timothy Sommercell found the back of the Cougars net.Then two minutes later, in the 60th minute, Tyrick Ogleton took advantage of a visibly-deflated Cougars defence, which was too slow in their reaction to prevent their net from being rocked a second time by the NA United. The League continues this Saturday and Sunday at the same venue from 13:00hrs each day.last_img read more

Ice make most of long northern road trip, take three points from Cougars

first_imgThe Kootenay Ice hasn’t had much to cheer about this B.C. Hockey Major Midget season.Until this past weekend in Prince George.The Ice came away with three of four points during a two-game set against the Cariboo Cougars.Kootenay took the opener 6-5 thanks to a game-winning goal by Nelson’s Aigne McGready-Bruce.Sunday, the Cougars rallied back to tie the Ice 4-4 with a third-period goal by Thomas Webster. “The bus broke down. We had to spend the night in Williams Lake . . .. It was a good old fashion road trip,” said Ice coach Rob Wright, who has experienced his share of crazy road trips during his long hockey career that spanned playing and coaching at the junior and senior ranks.Sunday, the Ice took a 4-3 lead into the third period on two goals by Nelson’s Sam Weber and singles from Logan Wullum of Creston and Nelson’s Austin Tambellini.Saturday, Weber continued his scoring weekend by netting another two goals to lead the Ice. Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar, Ross Armour, and Trevor Van Steinburg of Cranbrook added singles.Carson Schamerhorn and Jason Mailhiot, both of Trail, shared the netminding for Kootenay.“We had a great weekend,” Wright explained. “We want to get everybody on board, from parents to players and coaches, to prove this is a good playoff team — something that’s never happened before — and build the confidence of the team . . . it’s starting to get there.”Wright said the players are beginning to buy into his system.“We used our speed very well in both games,” Wright explained.“We got some good goaltending and stayed out of the penalty box the majority of the weekend and capitalized on some power plays which we haven’t done much of this season.”“We’re just starting to understand that if we work hard without the puck we’re going to be successful,” Wright added.Kootenay, 2-8-2 on the season, is back in the region this weekend to host Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in a two-game series at the NDCC Arena.Fraser Valley is just one point ahead of the Ice in league standings.The teams face off Saturday afternoon for a 12:30 p.m. puck drop.Sunday, game time is 10 a.m.“We’re really looking forward to these two games,” Wright said. “We took a couple of baby steps last weekend and now we want to take a few more (against Fraser Valley) and see if we can get some points from them.”last_img read more

NAB 2017: DJI Announces the Ronin 2 For All Your Creative Heavy Lifting Needs

first_imgThe Ronin 2 three-axis stabilizer is more powerful, more versatile, and easier to use. Here’s the scoop on DJI’s tough new gimbal.Images via DJI.Drone lords DJI launched their NAB 2017 business with the announcement of the Ronin 2, a machine that Paul Pan, DJI Senior Product Manager, calls “the best stabilizer we have ever made.”Ronin 2 dramatically improves every aspect of the camera operating experience…. Completely redesigned to meet the needs of today’s camera professionals, Ronin 2 makes it easier than ever to capture stunning cinematic footage under the widest variety of situations.Ronin vs. Ronin 2: Improvements, Advancements, and UpgradesSo what’s the difference in the Ronin and the new Ronin 2? Increased versatility for one. In addition to the handheld capabilities consumers expect from the Ronin line, the new iteration adds aerial, car mounting, cablecam, and Steadicam capabilities. Beefed-up torque motors empower the Ronin 2 to carry a larger payload — up to 30lbs at speeds as high as 75mph. The enlarged cage can handle everything from DSLRs to cinema cameras.And the upgrades keep coming: onboard GPS, an ultra-bright touchscreen for on-the-fly settings tweaks, and hot-swappable batteries strong enough to power a RED DRAGON.The video below features the Ronin 2 in action and goes a little more in depth with the rig’s capabilities. For even more info, check out DJI’s Ronin 2 site. You can read the official announcement for yourself right here.DJI Ronin 2: Noteworthy Specs30 lbs (13.6 kg) PayloadHandheld, Car Mount, Aerial, Tripod, and Steadicam ModeHot-Swappable Dual Battery SystemBuilt-in Touch PanelBuilt-in GPS8-Hour Run Time2.5-Hour Run Time When Powering Gimbal, Camera, and Accessories SimultaneouslyThe Ronin 2 arrives later this year. Expect to hear the price tag just prior to the gimbal’s release. We’ll share more details as they become available.Check back in all week for PremiumBeat’s ongoing coverage of NAB 2017!last_img read more

Ajith sports a new look for Thala 60? Watch video

first_imgAjith Kumar has wrapped up the shoot of Nerkonda Paarvai a few weeks ago and the film is currently in the post-production phase. It is gearing up to release on August 15.Meanwhile, news about Ajith’s next film, tentatively titled Thala 60, is already making the rounds of social media.It is rumoured that Ajith is playing the role of a bike racer in the film, which will make use of his real-life passion for racing. Director of Nerkonda Paarvai, H Vinoth, is again teaming up with the actor for the film. Boney Kapoor, the producer of the Pink remake in Tamil, is bankrolling the upcoming project.Thala 60 is currently trending online because of a video clip in which Ajith Kumar sports a new hairstyle. The actor is seen wearing a cap and hiding his look. Social media is abuzz with speculation that it is Ajith’s new look from Thala 60.Here’s the clip:Unseen Video Of Thala #Ajith#Thala #AjithKumar #Ak60 #NerkondaPaarvai Billa (@rohithvincent) June 12, 2019 The cast and other details of the film are yet to be announced. However, the film has already created a huge buzz without even an official announcement from the makers.ALSO READ: Babloo Prithviraj says Ajith has zero dedication, Suriya is a horrible person. Gets burnt by fansALSO WATCH: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth may join politics with own partylast_img read more

Lionel Messi’s corruption claim dismissed by Copa América organisers

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Brazil set out to win the Copa América final and the love of a nation Read more Chile Reuse this content The South American football confederation said questioning the integrity of the Copa América was unacceptable after Lionel Messi alleged Argentina were victims of corruption in their 2-1 win over Chile.Messi was sent off towards the end of the first half of their third-place play-off in São Paulo and refused to take part in the medal ceremony. The Barcelona player was dismissed following a confrontation with the former Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel, who was also shown a red card. Share via Email Argentina Share on Messenger match reportscenter_img Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Messi appeared to have been hard done by, with Chile defender appearing to push his head towards the Argentina playmaker as they squared up, chest to chest. The Argentina captain suggested he had been singled out following his comments about “crazy” officiating in the wake of their 2-0 semi-final defeat by Brazil in Belo Horizonte.“We don’t need to be part of the corruption that we’ve suffered at this tournament,” Messi said, as quoted by Spanish media outlet AS. “Medel is always right at the limit. With a yellow that would have been the end of it for both of us, but well, maybe what I said recently had an impact.“What’s important is that the team finished well in the tournament. Maybe this was ordered and I ended up suffering because of what I said.”Conmebol, South America’s football confederation, said a “fundamental pillar of fair play is to accept the results with loyalty and respect”.Its statement, which did not mention Messi by name, added: “The same goes for refereeing decisions, which are human and will always be improvable. It is unacceptable that as a result of incidents typical in competitions, involving 12 teams, all on equal terms, unfounded accusations have been launched that lack the truth and question the integrity of the Copa América.“These accusations represent a lack of respect for the competition, all the participating players and the hundreds of professionals of Conmebol, an institution that since 2016 has been working tirelessly to make transparent, professionalise and develop South American football.”Messi’s red card was only the second red card of his career, the first also coming while playing for Argentina on his debut against Hungary in 2005. The referee showed seven yellow cards in a match that was broken up with 37 fouls.Messi had helped set up an early goal for Manchester City’s striker Sergio Agüero, with Argentina going 2-0 up through Paulo Dybala.Chile were handed a way back into the match following a controversial VAR review which resulted in a penalty being awarded after Argentina’s Giovani Lo Celso was adjudged to have fouled Charles Aranguiz. Arturo Vidal dispatched the spot-kick. Share on LinkedIn Topics Copa América Share on Twitter Lionel Messilast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona interested in Sevilla youngster Jose Alonso Lara

first_imgBarcelona interested in Sevilla youngster Jose Alonso Laraby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are interested in Sevilla youngster Jose Alonso Lara.Lara is currently a free agent after his deal expired on January 1.Diario de Seville says Barcelona are keeping tabs on the situation as the player is a teammate of Miranda and Abel Ruiz with Spain U21. However there are many teams from all over Europe in the running for the promising youngster.Lara made his first team debut last season under Joaquin Caparros, who is now Sevilla’s football director. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

2 days agoLiverpool midfielder Milner: Adrian has been massive help

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Milner: Adrian has been massive helpby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder James Milner has lauded Adrian for filling in during the absence of Alisson.The Spaniard did not lose a single Premier League game after the Brazilian went down injured on the opening game.And Milner says it is a luxury to have two quality goalkeepers.”I think Adrian did fantastically well to step in at the time he did,” said Milner.”He had not trained much, he wasn’t match fit but he made some massive saves at big points in games.”He did a fantastic job and slipped straight into the squad. I can’t say enough good things about him.”But Ali, we know how good he is. How well he did in his first season and what he brings to the team, both in terms of his goalkeeping and his character – but also his ability with his feet.”He is obviously massive. He will help us again and hopefully it won’t take him too long to get back up to speed. But the job Adrian did was fantastic.” last_img read more