Time has come to hold police accountable: Sharpton

first_imgRecent cases of alleged police brutality — especially by white officers against minorities — and negligence were already grabbing headlines all over the United States, sparking a national outcry and rekindling concerns about race relations.”We won’t stop,” Sharpton said in a reference to the protests. “We’re going to keep going until we change the whole system of justice.” “America, this is the time for dealing with accountability in the criminal justice system,” he added.The country has seen more than a week of nationwide protests over Floyd’s death, captured in a shocking video showing white officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he pleaded for his life.The wave of civil unrest has been unlike any seen in the US since the 1968 assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.At the memorial service, mourners observed eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence, the length of time that Chauvin kept his knee to Floyd’s neck, including for two minutes and 53 seconds after he became unresponsive. US civil rights leader Al Sharpton said Thursday at a memorial service for George Floyd, the African-American whose death during an arrest set off mass protests, that it was time to hold police accountable.”You changed the world George,” the 65-year-old Baptist minister said at the memorial service at North Central University in Minneapolis, where Floyd died on May 25.”This is the era to deal with policing,” Sharpton said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Chelsea announce signing of defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls

first_imgChelsea have completed the signing of central defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls.Miazga, who made his debut for the Red Bulls shortly after his 18th birthday, has signed a four-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge.Boss Guus Hiddink confirmed on Friday that Miaza has been signed primarily as a “squad player” for the remainder of the season.Miazga said: ‘I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, a world-famous club with a reputation for major success. I am delighted to be in the Premier League, the best league in the world, and can’t wait to meet my team-mates and get going.“I am still at the beginning of my career but I believe this is the place to develop and learn from some of the best players in the world.”Hiddink had been keen to bolster his defensive options after it became increasingly clear a new move for Everton’s John Stones will have to wait until the summer.There is also a question mark over the future of Gary Cahill who has become increasingly unsettled with his lack of first-team opportunities.However Hiddink insisted this week that Cahill would be staying at Stamford Bridge and remained a vital part of his future plans. 1 Matt Miazga last_img read more

More traffic chaos in Letterkenny on busy Friday

first_imgMotorists travelling around Letterkenny this Friday afternoon are advised to leave a lot of extra time for their journeys as roadworks create major delays in the town.Traffic is backed up on many of the main routes around the town due to roadworks on the N14 Four Lane and Pearse Road.Very heavy traffic is reported on Main Street Letterkenny, the N14 from the Dry Arch to Polestar Roundabout and on the Ramelton Road. A minor accident has also taken place on the Leck Road. This is expected to clear soon.There are also delays at works on the N56 at Illistrin, between Letterkenny and Kilmacrennan.It was a similar situation on Thursday evening last, as many motorists were left frustrated with long delays.Letterkenny is in its second week of major sewerage works on the Pearse Road, which has led to one-lane traffic on the route turning left off Paddy Harte Road. As a result, cars must travel down the already congested Lower Main Street to reach Oldtown. The Pearse Road project is expected to last for 10 more weeks, after which works will move to Oldtown Road in front of the Old Dunnes.More traffic chaos in Letterkenny on busy Friday was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

As cutdown day approaches, a look at top Raiders’ undrafted free agents

first_imgALAMEDA — Having spent nine years with ESPN, Jon Gruden knows a storyline.Before the Raiders got on a plane and left Winnipeg late Thursday night following a 22-21 exhibition win over the Green Bay Packers, Gruden took minor exception to a question about the latest “distraction” of playing out of the country on an 80-yard field.“There’s not as many distractions here as you think or anybody thinks,” Gruden told reporters. “Antonio Brown is doing fine. We’ve got a good, young football team. …last_img

Discover Native Warm-Season Forages June 16

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Christine Gelley, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Noble County, OSU ExtensionOn Saturday, June 16, 2018, the National Park Service will host a collaborative program called “Discover Native Warm-Season Forages” from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (Mound City Group Visitor Center:16062 State Route 104 Chillicothe, OH 4560).This free event is a combined effort of the National Park Service, The Ohio State University, Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council, Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever to share information about the versatility of native warm-season forages for conservation, wildlife, and livestock production.From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. an optional tour of the Hopeton Earthworks site will be offered as well. Attendance RSVPs are requested for submission by Friday, June 8. Noble County Extension is the contact point for registration information. Call 740-732-5681 for more details.last_img read more