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  • Living With The Pride – Part 1 – Scotland, Ethiopia, Kenya

    first_imgWednesday Mar 19, 2014 Living With The Pride – Part 1 – Scotland, Ethiopia, Kenya Bhubesi Pride’s multi-national team are currently in the heart of Africa, coaching hundreds of children and empowering local staff as they set up sustainable community programmes in twelve locations. This is the first of their project videos for 2014. Last month we caught up with Oli and Ed, two of the coaching staff who first heard about the annual expedition through a post about it here on Rugbydump. From reading that article, they’re now in Africa, and by all accounts they’re having an amazing once in a lifetime experience.Living with the Pride is Bhubesi Pride’s fresh approach to creating a short film that effectively portrays the terrific project work the team are doing on the 5 month venture. There is more of a ‘behind the scenes’ feel to it, allowing you to connect with the coaches on this unique initiative.The footage starts out with the action packed training week at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, then moves to community coaching programmes in Ethiopia and Kenya, focussing on the great work done, the extensive stakeholder base in each location, and a few of the outings in down time.The first 25 days were a great success and the charity has since been to Uganda, where they coached at four primary schools (252 pupils total), with a 95% participation rate, and 50/50 boys and girls. They also helped 21 visually impaired pupils, and empowered 14 local staff members.Bhubesi Pride are now in Rwanda, where the team have continued to get youngsters to play rugby, shared their skills with club sides and have played touch rugby with locals at every opportunity.For the latest update (that has some incredible photos), and to learn more about the work that Bhubesi Pride have done in the last few years, and are doing currently, visit Rugbyinafrica.orgADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Bhubesi Pride Foundation Related Articles 108 WEEKS AGO Change lives through coaching Rugby in beautiful… 188 WEEKS AGO Meet Tom Chaloba, Zambian Rugby Inspiration… 204 WEEKS AGO Jacques Burger coaches with the Pride in… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

  • Charity Consultants launches new management consultancy unit

    first_imgCharity Consultants launches new management consultancy unit About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Management AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img “Now, for the first time, Charity Consultants Limited can offer a single point of contact for all a charity’s consultancy needs. Through our ‘virtual’ network of experts we can tailor our resources to suit the needs of each individual organisation”. Howard Lake | 25 February 2004 | News The Charity Consultants Management Unit will help charity trustees and senior managers on both the strategic and the operational issues that they face.This new service, headed up by Diane Yeo, will offer potential clients consultancy, research, hands-on help and support. In particular it will offer advice on, and help with, governance, strategic planning, trustee and board development, coaching and mentoring, recruitment and human resource matters, organisational development, communications, fundraising, legal and financial issues. Diane Yeo said at the unit’s launch: “Organisations involving volunteers as well as paid staff, with aims which cannot be measured in purely financial terms, pose subtle and complex management challenges which are often outside the experience of conventional business consultants. But it is often difficult to know just who to call in and for which services. Over the years, as a charity chief executive and trustee, I have learned who the real experts are. They may be former senior managers or trustees of charities large or small. They may be professionals with charity expertise in law, accountancy or human resources. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Nigerian reporters under yoke of all-powerful governors

    first_img Organisation May 31, 2017 Nigerian reporters under yoke of all-powerful governors NigeriaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunityViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression June 10, 2021 Find out more Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria to go further Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms News News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nigeria Receive email alertscenter_img President Muhammadu Buhari speaking at the European Parliament © European Union 2016 – European Parliament Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures Since the start of 2016, RSF has registered more than 70 cases of violence against journalists and media outlets in the course of their work in Nigeria. Last week’s demolition of Breeze FM in Abuja, the federal capital, is just one example of the climate of violence and instability to which journalists are exposed. The station, which began broadcasting last February, was torn down in a single day, 20 May, on the grounds that it had been issued a permit to operate in a residential area by mistake. Journalists were unable to cover its demolition because the police shot in the air to disperse protesters. “Due process was not followed”, Breeze FM director Nawani Aboki told the Daily Trust. “This demolition was carried out because I don’t belong to the same political party as the governor. He is afraid that the station might not support his political ambition. Part of the reasons is that the station aired a report on the ongoing labour strike in the state.” The station broadcasted a debate on 1 May in which guests criticized the delay in paying salaries to employees of the state government in Nasarawa, the state immediately to the east of Abuja. “The summary methods used to silence this radio station are unacceptable and are part of a generalized climate of violence towards the media in Nigeria,” RSF editor in chief Virginie Dangles said. “We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to follow through on his statements of support for the media by reining in the state governors and state governments responsible for this kind of violation.” This was not Nasarawa governor Umaru Al-Makura’s first attack on the media. Several journalists have been targeted. Punch newspapers correspondent Umar Muhammed and Rabiu Omaku of the Universal Reporters news website were ejected from Nasarawa’s government house last September and were forbidden to return because of articles critical of the governor. In November, they were banned from covering Nasarawa government activities “for life.” All-powerful governors Such arbitrary actions are unfortunately typical of what journalists experience in Nigeria. The wide-ranging autonomy and political weight of governors in their own state guarantee them almost complete impunity in their treatment of the local media, hence the profusion of more or less official measure designed to silence critics. The states that are the leading media freedom violators are the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) in the centre of the country (with 16 cases since the start of 2016), Lagos in the southwest (9), Bayelsa in the south (4), and Rivers in the southeast (4). Cases of violence against journalists and violations of the freedom to inform were registered in 24 of Nigeria’s 38 states. Bans on access to public information are the leading category of media freedom violation although Nigeria adopted a Freedom of Information Act with great fanfare in 2011. Since the start of 2016, at least 39 journalists have been arbitrarily prevented from doing their work because they were denied access to a trial, press conference, senate debate or other activity that they were nonetheless accredited to cover. Just weeks ago, on 7 May, Abuja presidential palace correspondents were turned away when President Buhari received the 82 Chibok schoolgirls who had just been released by Boko Haram. The only media allowed to cover the event were state media such as Nigeria Television Authority and Voice of Nigeria (VON), whose bosses are appointed by the federal government. A climate of impunity… Regardless of the federal government’s obligations, journalists are often targeted by the police, army or State Security Service (SSS), and usually with complete impunity. Journalists often pay a high price for catching them in the act of corruption or using violence against civilians. Channels Television cameraman Ekikere Udom was badly beaten by police in Port Harcourt last November as he was filming them firing on members of the two main parties – the People’s Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress – who were protesting in the street. His phone and other personal items were seized and he had to be treated in hospital. In all, more than 10 journalists have been the victims of violence by the security forces since the start of 2016. Arbitrary arrests of journalists are also frequent. In Lagos State, for example, police arrested ten Biafra Times journalists on sedition charges on 30 January, seizing equipment and copies of the newspaper. They were accused of supporting the Biafran separatist cause, which is regarded by the government as a terrorist movement and is virtually a taboo subject in Nigeria. In February, soldiers in the southeastern State of Abia seized copies of four newspapers – New Republic, Vesym, Freedom Journal and Authority – with stories about Biafran separatism and attacked the newspapers’ vendors. According to RSF’s tally, at least 23 journalists have been arrested since the start of 2016. In most cases, they were quickly released and charges were dropped. RSF condemns this method of harassing and intimidating media personnel in Nigeria. …that is spreading Acts of violence by the authorities against journalists enjoy complete impunity, which encourages more violence of the same kind. At least 11 journalists have been injured by civilians, and their equipment has been damaged, during violent incidents. In most cases, they were attacked while covering protests. Investigations were sometimes launched but without any result. At least three broadcast media outlets have also been invaded by groups of youths trying to force them to broadcast certain content. Nigeria is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling six places in a year. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by all the violence against journalists in Nigeria in the past 18 months and reminds President Muhammadu Buhari’s federal government of its obligations as regards media freedom, including the obligation to ensure that state governors respect it. News January 28, 2021 Find out more February 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en NigeriaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunityViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression last_img read more

  • Fire Department Urges Pasadenans to Take Precautions as Weather Heats Up

    first_img Community News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Fire Department reminds everyone to take precautions with elevated temperatures this week.  Lack of rain this year means area vegetation and brush is extremely dry. Pasadena Fire Department Officials urge extra care when using landscaping equipment as sparks from such equipment or vehicles can ignite brush fires. Remember to discard cigarettes properly; use extra caution with barbecues and be vigilant around swimming pools.Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena Water and Power Department at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138. Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/CAISO_Outages/ for “Flex Alerts” and sign up for PWP’s Outage Management System to get up-to-date alerts on your phone and by email regarding any power outages by visiting www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/OMS/.For life-threatening emergencies always remember to dial 9-1-1. Remain calm while on the phone. Be prepared to give operators your name and location and an accurate description of the nature of your call.Other recommended precautions include:• If possible, stay indoors in an air conditioned environment, especially the young and the elderly. If your home or apartment is not air conditioned, consider going to an enclosed shopping mall, a public library or a designated cooling center.• Remember to check on your neighbors, family and friends—especially the elderly—to make sure they are OK. Take them extra water or a cool beverage.• Never leave anyone unattended in closed vehicles, including pets! For more pet care tips visit www.pasadenahumane.org• Make sure your pets also have easy access to water and a cool place to stay.• Keep air conditioners set to about 78 degrees.• Close blinds and drapes to block out direct heat. Use energy efficient fans as alternative.• Use major appliances in early morning or after 7 p.m., when energy demand is lower.• Turn off lights, air conditioners, computers, TVs and other electronics when not in use.• Set refrigerator to 37 degrees, clean coils regularly & unplug unused secondary fridges.If your work or recreation plans mean you must be outdoors, please consider the following:• Air quality can easily degrade during hot weather. If you have heart disease, asthma or other lung disease, minimize outdoor activity to reduce heat-related illness.• Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.• Wear light and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.• Drink water often. Do not wait until you are thirsty.• Avoid, reduce unnecessary exertion or vigorous exercise, whether outside or in a non-air conditioned building, especially during peak heat hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.• Seek shady spots; wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim and use plenty of sunscreen!Pasadena Public LibraryLocal area public libraries offer an enjoyable, air-conditioned respite from the heat and are, of course, a great place to catch up on your reading too! Pasadena Public Library locations and hours are:Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, (626) 744-4066. Open 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, but closed this Sunday due to special event Branch hours are as follows:• Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., (626) 744-7260, Monday-Thursday andSaturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.• Hill Avenue Branch, 55 S. Hill Ave., (626) 744-7264, Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.• Lamanda Park Branch, 140 S. Altadena Dr., (626) 744-7266, Monday-Thursday andSaturday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.• Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St., (626) 744-7278, Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.• San Rafael Branch, 1240 Nithsdale Road, (626) 744-7270, Monday-Thursday andSaturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.• Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., (626) 744-7272, Monday-Thursday andSaturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Friday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.• La Pintoresca Branch, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., (626) 744-7268, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.• Villa-Parke Branch, 363 E. Villa St., (626) 744-6510, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.;Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.• Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., (626) 744-7262, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.Pasadena Recreation CentersPasadena’s Recreation Centers also provide air conditioned environments at:• Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday,8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.• Robinson Park Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sunday.• Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.;Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sunday.• Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Closed Sunday.Ice Skating!A trip to the Pasadena Ice Skating Center, 300 E. Green St., is also a good way to beat the heat. Call (626) 578-0800; visit www.skatepasadena.com or email to [email protected] Connected to the City of Pasadena!Be sure to stay connected to the City of Pasadena for local news and information from the City, especially during emergencies and other alerts. Here are ways to stay connected to the City of Pasadena:In addition to the main website homepage, www.cityofpasadena.net, you can follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and (Like Us) on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena.The Citizen Service Center is open to take your calls, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311.Pasadena officials also urge all residents to sign up today for emergency alerts and other information from the City by joining the City’s Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System, or PLEAS.PLEAS uses both text and voice messages to keep residents and community members in Pasadena informed in case of citywide or major emergencies. Phone subscribers will receive a message with the latest information and safety instructions—that must be listened to in its entirety or the system will call you back. Go to www.cityofpasadena.net/Fire/PLEAS/ to register today.During emergencies, the City also will use its government cable access TV station, KPAS, to help broadcast emergency information. Charter cable subscribers see KPAS on Channel 3 and AT&T U-verse subscriber can watch KPAS on Channel 99.The City will also send out “Nixle” alerts to those who have established a free account at www.nixle.com and identified the Pasadena zip codes that they wish to receive alerts for those areas. Top of the News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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  • Laptops and garden equipment stolen

    first_imgTwitter Advertisement Email Facebook NewsLocal NewsLaptops and garden equipment stolenBy admin – September 7, 2011 648 WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin LAPTOPS, a camera and mobile phone were among items discovered to have been stolen when an apartment on Cecil Street was broken into. The residents were away between 5pm and 11pm on Saturday, September 3, and returned to find the door to the apartment had been blocked. After contacting the landlord and gaining access to the premises, they discovered that they had been burgled and a silver Dell laptop, a black Acer laptop, a Canon camera and a Nokia E5 mobile phone stolen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A party was being held at a neighbouring apartment that night, and gardaí believe those who attended may have seen or heard something that could help in solving the crime. Thieves broke into the shed of a house in Churchill Meadows between 10pm on Sunday, September 4, and 1.45am.Culprits removed a lock from the side gate and forced open the shed door, stealing a Briggs and Stratton power washer, a Honda lawnmower and a Stiga strimmer.Roxboro Road gardaí are investigating. Print Previous articleShouted abuse at court witness under State protectionNext articleDorchester’s Afternoon Tea comes to the Limerick Savoy adminlast_img read more

  • Rodeo kicks off Memorial Day weekend

    first_imgLatest Stories Print Article Book Nook to reopen The rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. nightly and the gates open at 5 p.m.“We’ll have the concession stand open so we invite everyone to come early and eat supper, visit the vendors who have a wide variety of rodeo items and enjoy the fellowship of friends and neighbors,” Palmer said.Cowboy Church will be at 6 p.m. nightly and the featured speaker will be the Rev. Bobby Hood, pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Brundidge. The public is invited to attend.“From what we’ve been hearing, rodeos are enjoying bigger crowds than usual because of increasing interest in rodeo and, too, because of the economy,” Palmer said. “People are looking for good family entertainment closer to home. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May and commemorates United States men and women who died while in military service.Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and is also a time for weekend getaways and backyard barbecues. But around Pike County, it’s rodeo time.This Memorial Day weekend the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association will host the 17th Annual Professional Cowboy Association Championship Rodeo at Cattleman Park on May 22-23. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The rodeo annually attracts between 200 and 300 professional cowboys and cowgirls from all across the Southeast and provides some of the best rodeo entertainment around, said B.B. Palmer, Cattlemen publicity chair.“Each year the Pike County Cattlemen’s PCA Championship Rodeo has gotten a little bigger and better,” he said. “Not only do we have outstanding competitors, we also have one of the best rodeo announcers, one of the best rodeo clowns and a great specialty act.“We’ve got eight exciting events – bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, saddle broc riding, breakaway roping, ladies’ barrel racing, team roping and bull riding. And, of course, we have a covered arena so the weather’s not a factor.” Skip Rodeo kicks off Memorial Day weekend Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “To make the rodeo more affordable for families, last year we offered free tickets to children ages 11 and under and we’re doing the same thing this year.”Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $10 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at all county banks, Byrd Drugs, Troy Split Ends, Expert Tire, Dunn’s True Value Hardware, Banks Buy-Rite, Pike Farmers Co-op. Don Walker’s Western Ware, Direct Tire, Goshen Farmers Co-op, Tonya’ Family Grocery. Cooperative Propane, The Messenger, Piggly Wiggly (Troy and Brundidge) and Ken Cox Ford. Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Family fun at Riddle-Pace Tuesday Before the first game is played on Riddle-Pace Field, the Troy Trojans baseball team will host a night of fun… read more Published 10:00 pm Monday, May 18, 2009 By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

  • Teen triple murder suspect arrested naked while trying to flee from police

    first_imgvmargineanu/iStock(KEELING, Va.) — A teenage suspect in a triple murder in Virginia was taken into custody after fleeing from authorities while naked.Matthew Bernard, 18, of Keeling, Virginia, was arrested on three counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office. He is believed to have shot and killed three relatives at a home in Keeling, an unincorporated area near Virginia’s southern border with North Carolina.While responding to a 911 call about someone being shot on Tuesday morning, deputies found the body of one of the victims, a woman, in the driveway of the residence, while the two other victims — a child and a second woman — were found dead inside the home, the sheriff’s office said.The bodies were taken to the Roanoke office of Virginia’s medical examiner for autopsies to determine the cause and manner of death. The victims’ names will be released once family members have been notified, according to the sheriff’s office.Danville Community College in Danville, Virginia, was under lock-down Tuesday as a “precautionary” measure after Bernard, who was a student there, was identified as the suspect at-large in the slayings, according to the Danville Police Department. He was said to be armed and dangerous.ABC affiliate WSET-TV of Lynchburg, Virginia, was in a media staging area at the scene in Keeling that afternoon when suddenly Bernard, who wasn’t wearing any clothes, ran out from a nearby wooded area and attacked a church groundskeeper then took off again. Authorities chased Bernard down the street and were able to apprehend the teen, who was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to WSET.The investigation is ongoing, and Bernard’s first court appearance has not yet been scheduled, according to the sheriff’s office. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Derek Chauvin, ex-officer seen kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, released after posting $1 million bail

    first_imgHennepin County JailBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis Police officer accused of killing George Floyd, has been released from jail on $1 million bond.Chauvin is charged with second and third-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. He was released from a state prison Wednesday morning.All four accused officers are now out of jail as they await the start of their trial next March.Floyd died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by Chauvin. Body camera footage shows Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck.The three other officers who were at the scene of Floyd’s death have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter. All four were fired after Floyd’s death.Chauvin’s bail conditions were set in June and included surrendering guns; not working in law enforcement or security; no contact with the victim’s family; and not leaving the state without permission.Floyd’s death sparked countrywide protests over the killing of Black men and women by law enforcement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • ‘GMA’ highlights changes planned for NBA draft night

    first_img Beau Lund November 18, 2020 /Sports News – National ‘GMA’ highlights changes planned for NBA draft night Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAugustas Cetkauskas/iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — The countdown to the NBA season and the league’s draft is on. The 2020 NBA draft is set to take place Wednesday night, with several changes planned. ABC News’ TJ Holmes shares the latest details of how the draft will work this year.Watch the full report from ABC’s Good Morning America:The 2020 NBA draft will air Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Irish Sweep Top Five Spots in $73,000 WEF Challenge Cup 9

    first_img Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* SIGN UP As week nine of the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) rolls on, Darragh Kenny (IRL) and Sligo Balou Boy, owned by Michael Kearins, jumped into the winner’s circle in the $73,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 CSI5* on Thursday, March 11, in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).WEF 9 features CSI5* competition, along with a concurrent CSI2*, in the International Arena at PBIEC until March 14 sponsored by Fidelity Investments®. Friday’s schedule is highlighted by the $37,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.45m Classic CSI5*. Saturday features the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI2* and the $401,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI5* as part of “Saturday Night Lights,” with a special opening ceremonies which includes the induction ceremony for Olympic gold and silver medalist Leslie Howard and Olympic judge and long-time FEI Steward General David Distler into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. The week concludes with the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI5* on Sunday. Feature classes are available free live and on-demand on the livestream.Acting as a qualifier for the $401,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI5* on Saturday night, 53 entries were challenged over a course designed by Alan Wade (IRL). Kenny, ranked ninth in the world, was 47th to go in the starting order, piloting the 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding by Balou Du Rouet x Catiana to a clear effort in the opening round.A total of 14 entries cleared the course with 10 electing to return for the second round. Kenny was last to return and put forth the fastest jump-off time, with a double-clear effort in 33.75 seconds.“I just knew that I had to go fast and try to leave the jumps up,” said Kenny of his plan going into the jump-off. “I think the ‘nothing to lose’ part is nice when you go last in the order. You just go in thinking that if you want to try to win, you just have to leave it all out there and if it comes off, it comes off, and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t.”It was quite a day for the Irish contingent in the International Arena as the country that took second place in the WEF 8 CSIO4* Nations Cup, presented by Premier Equestrian continued to showcase their depth of talent in the Thursday afternoon class. Michael Duffy (IRL) and Jeff Ten Halven, a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding by Toulon x Cassis Z owned by HMF Equestrian, finished the day double clear in 34.90 seconds.Rounding out the podium was Paul O’Shea (IRL) and Skara Glen’s Chancelloress, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare by Chacco Blue x Balou du Rouet owned by Skara Glen Stables. They finished in third, stopping the clock at 35.40 seconds.The Irish didn’t stop there as Shane Sweetnam (IRL) and Cian O’Connor (IRL) rounded out the top five finishers. Sweetnam landed in fourth with a time of 35.87 seconds aboard the 12-year-old Rheinländer gelding Alejandro (Acorado’s Ass x Contanga), owned by Seabrook, SpyCoast Farm and Sweet Oak Farm. First to go in the jump-off, O’Connor piloted Kilkenny, a nine-year-old Irish Sport Horse Gelding (Cardento x Mhs Pembrook Lady) owned by Ronnoco Jump Ltd, to a fifth-place finish in 36.24 seconds.Kenny, the top ranked Irishman in the world at number nine, produced his winning round on a horse he does not know well. He only acquired the talented gelding two weeks ago and continues to make adjustments as they move up.“I rode him week seven and did two 1.40m classes and then this week, I jumped the ranking class Wednesday,” said Kenny. “It wasn’t even the plan to jump him today, and then the plan changed a little bit. I didn’t really know what he was going to do, but he’s an incredible horse. [He is] really, really careful and really scopey. He’s an amazing horse.”Kenny has punched his ticket to jump in the week nine grand prix but remains undecided as to which horse he will take into the ring.“I’m not sure right now,” said Kenny regarding whether or not he’ll give the new gelding a shot under the lights on Saturday night. “He didn’t start jumping until he was seven so he’s still green even though he’s 12. I don’t know if I’m going to jump him on Saturday night or not but every day, he’s gotten better, more comfortable, and more confident. I really like the horse.”Full Results: $73,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 91. SLIGO BALOU BOY: 2009 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Balou Du Rouet x CatianaDARRAGH KENNY (IRL), Michael Kearins: 0/0/33.752. JEFF TEN HALVEN: 2009 BWP gelding by Toulon x Cassis ZMICHAEL DUFFY (IRL), HMF Equestrian: 0/0/34.903. SKARA GLEN’S CHANCELLORESS: 2009 KWPN mare by Chacco Blue x Balou du RouetPAUL O’SHEA (IRL), Skara Glen Stables: 0/0/35.404. ALEJANDRO: 2009 Rheinländer gelding by Acorado’s Ass x ContangaSHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), Seabrook, SpyCoast Farm and Sweet Oak Farm: 0/0/35.875. KILKENNY: 2012 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Cardento x Mhs Pembrook LadyCIAN O’CONNOR (IRL), Ronnoco Jump Ltd: 0/0/36.24 Tags: Darragh Kenny, PBIEC, WEF, show jumping, Winter Equestrian Festival, $73000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 9, Sligo Balou Boy, last_img read more