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

Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympics may hold without fans

first_img Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… He said: ‘Right now, I’m really confident it will go ahead. You would struggle to find a day when the Olympics didn’t take part for any reason. ‘So, will it mean that they might be different? Possibly. Look at the World Cup skiing in two weeks’ time in Cortina, they are doing it on a closed circuit with no fans, and that’s going to an area that doesn’t currently have any infections. ‘So might there be some of those things that happen? Possibly. Equally we are not worried about them. We are making sure that we don’t let it become a distraction or overtake the preparation. Stephen Park: It will be better to have closed door Olympics than outright cancellation ‘As soon as you start doing that, start thinking it might not happen, what are you preparing for? Does that mean you start easing off, change the budget allocation? So we are full steam ahead expecting to be there in July in Tokyo.’ Read Also IOC ‘fully committed’ to Tokyo Games despite virus: Olympics chief Park also admitted British Cycling are taking their own steps to try and prevent the virus from affecting their riders and staff, including overhauling the changing rooms at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. Unless the ravaging Coronavirus disappears before the start of the Olympics, the Games will be an only athletes affair as opposed to outright cancelation, it has been revealed. British Cycling Chief Stephen Park gave the hint adding that the Olympics could take place as scheduled but without the fans because of the Coronavirus crisis. Sportsmail revealed the International Olympic Committee, World Health Organisation and leaders of various sports federations had discussed the idea of a behind-closed-doors Games as an alternative to calling it off. And British Cycling performance director Park has become the first figure from one of Great Britain’s Olympic sports to speak publicly about the prospect. A number of sports in Japan – including baseball, tennis, sumo wrestling and horse racing – have already barred supporters to try and stop the virus from spreading. Senior IOC member Dick Pound claimed the Olympics could be cancelled if coronavirus was still around by May. But Park thinks shutting fans out of the Games in July is more likely.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Preparations of Bosnian National Football Team successfully ended

first_imgAnthropological testing in the FF BH Training Centre today completed the preparations of the U-18 national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, players born in 2003.“We finished the first camp where we had all the invited players at our disposal. We did five training sessions, as well as anthropological tests that we do in cooperation with the Sarajevo Faculty of Sports and Physical Education. The boys worked well and everything went without injuries”, says the head coach Slaven Musa.This expert also commented on the working conditions at the first gathering after three months:“As far as health and epidemiological instructions are concerned, in the Training Centre we had all the necessary conditions to implement everything that was required of us, from keeping our distance, the distance between the tables in the dining room, etc. The players stayed in individual rooms, and in the double rooms there were players coming from the same clubs. We filled out all the epidemiological questionnaires, we measured the body temperature of the players and members of the technical staff on a daily basis. We complied with everything prescribed by the epidemiologist and adhered to all measures. It didn’t affect our training sessions, so we did everything we planned.”Musa also spoke about today’s tests:“We will get the results of anthropological tests later and we will compare them with the measurements we did at the winter camps. We perform these tests according to European and world standards where agility, speed and endurance are measured. According to the results from January, our players are in a very good anthropological condition. We will see what the results will be now. The break will probably be felt a bit, especially in terms of endurance, but at first glance it seems that the boys are still in good condition and the results could be better than we expected.”Tomorrow, the national team players born in 2002 will gather in Zenica.“As far as training sessions and work intensity are concerned, we will stick to a similar program at the next gathering. On the first day, we will do one introductory training session, the other two days there will be two trainings, and we will finish the preparations with tests like these. We will take all the same measures as now and I believe that everything will go well”, says Slaven Musa.Dženit Hajdarević, who leads the list of scorers in the Premier Youth U-17 League of Bosnia and Herzegovina with 21 goals, also received an invitation to this camp.“Given that we had a long break of two months, we can say that these preparations were a little harder than usual. However, everything went well and I think we all worked very well. I’m slowly getting back to the shape I was in before. During the break, I worked a lot alone at the stadium which is near my apartment. I also hired a private coach in order to stay in the best possible shape, but group trainings in these few days in Zenica were welcome”, says Hajdarević.Boro Erić, a national team player, also commented on the preparations:“This gathering serves us well after a long break. Most of the players worked only individually, all of us didn’t have the opportunity to do the team trainings. We all tried hard during the break, but we still missed the group training sessions. In addition, we will now have a clearer picture of what shape we are in after everything that has happened lately. I can be satisfied with my current condition, because I did today’s tests well.”The U-18 national team players left the Training Camp today, and the U-19 players will gather tomorrow.last_img read more

Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews misses mark with coronavirus comments

first_imgJonathan Toews offered some baffling commentary on the coronavirus Monday.The Blackhawks captain and usually to-himself player said that there is uncertainty as to how and when people catch the coronavirus, something that has been scientifically and factually proven in the past. During a time of misinformation and fake news, maybe the blowback will teach Toews a small lesson in choosing words more wisely in the future. But actions do speak louder than words, and while Toews doesn’t explicitly say “wear a mask” — a directive of medical experts and scientists that could drastically reduce the spread of COVID-19 — he has been spotted at events wearing one himself in recent weeks while helping out Chicago.This is what change looks like. Just got together pro athletes from the @ChicagoBears @chicagobulls @whitesox @NHLBlackhawks @packers @Panthers and @Saints. We invited @nflcommish and @chicagosmayor. We listened to kids and learned about their dream for a better Chicago. pic.twitter.com/sQpnmnPiMj— Sam Acho (@TheSamAcho) July 7, 2020When Toews does speak, he’s usually measured and intelligent. “Captain Serious” garnered praise in June for his eloquent words on the Black Lives Matter movement and racial injustice across the United States.Toews and the Blackhawks are set to return to the ice in August. Jonathan Toews: “Does anybody really know how and when people catch this thing? I think the best you can do is get good rest, eat healthy, take care of your body, kind of do the little things that lower your chances.— Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) July 13, 2020″What else can you do? Sitting around worrying about it is just going to drive you crazy. I think the NHL’s gone to great lengths to create a safe environment. It’s far from perfect at the end of the day.— Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) July 13, 2020″Everyone has their own beliefs, seeing where they stand with all this. It’s up to you to really do the right thing to be respectful of others but also take care of yourself.”— Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) July 13, 2020MORE: When do the NHL playoffs start?”Does anybody really know how and when people catch this thing?” Toews said. “I think the best you can do is get good rest, eat healthy, take care of your body, kind of do the little things that lower your chances. What else can you do? Sitting around worrying about it is just going to drive you crazy.”I think the NHL’s gone to great lengths to create a safe environment. It’s far from perfect at the end of the day. Everyone has their own beliefs, seeing where they stand with all this. It’s up to you to really do the right thing to be respectful of others but also take care of yourself.”Toews goes a little half-and-half with his comments, drawing the ire of some. While he misses the mark in questioning how the virus is spread, his comments in general are also a whole lot of nothing; Toews doesn’t denounce testing or wearing a mask, after all, and offers pretty basic life advice in the process. For comparison: If you want some really bad coronavirus takes from the sports world, here’s MLB umpire Joe West and Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh. You can file Toews’ words under “irresponsible” but not “malicious.”last_img read more