NYPD(NEW YORK) — Police released photos of three men allegedly involved in a violent clash between right- and left-wing protesters in New York City last week.Investigators with the New York Police Department say the three took part in a brutal brawl Friday night between protesters and members of the right-wing Proud Boys organization, which has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.Police said two of the people wanted for questioning were seen kicking a victim lying on the sidewalk and the other was observed punching a victim who was trying to run away.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio urged witnesses to speak up if they had any information about the fight.“The NYPD is fully investigating last night’s attack involving the Proud Boys. If you know anything, the NYPD wants your help,” De Blasio said in a statement. “Hate is never welcome in NYC and we will punish those responsible — whether they threw punches or incited violence — to the fullest extent of the law.”Cuomo struck a more pointed tone in his statement and called out the Proud Boys by name.“Hate cannot and will not be tolerated in New York. Here’s a message from a Queens boy to the so-called ‘proud boys’ – NY has zero tolerance for your bs,” the governor wrote in a tweet.The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that monitors extremist activity, classifies the Proud Boys as a hate group due to its alleged use of anti-Muslim and white nationalist rhetoric. The Proud Boys group describes itself as “western chauvinists,” but it denies ties to the racist “alt-right” movement.Chaos erupted near the Metropolitan Republican Club in New York City at around 8:30 p.m. Friday as demonstrators gathered to protest a speech there by Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes.The club said some protesters threw glass bottles at attendees as they exited the venue.“Gavin’s talk on Friday night, while at times was politically incorrect and a bit edgy, was certainly not inciting violence,” the Metropolitan Republican Club wrote in a statement, noting that its building had been vandalized ahead of the event.Three others were already arrested in connection to the incident.Finbarr Slonim, 20, of Manhattan, and Kai Russo, 20, of Brooklyn, were arrested in the wake of the event on robbery and assault charges, according to police. A third man, 35-year-old Caleb Perkins, of Manhattan, was arrested and charged with robbery, assault and resisting arrest, police said.Investigators released video from the scene on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, showing the wanted men throwing punches as others cheered “USA” in the background. Officials said they could not confirm whether those arrested were associated with a particular group.Police said they were wanted for questioning and no charges have been filed.“We continue to investigate the violent incident on the UES on Friday night, and need information regarding these persons-of-interest,” the NYPD wrote in a tweet Saturday. “No complaints have been filed. If you were the victim of a crime, or have information about the incident, please call 1-800-577-TIPS. @NYPDTips.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Jafar Panahi sits in an Iranian jail, punished for his films and his political activism. Reggie Clemons awaits execution in Missouri for murder, despite questions about his guilt. Norma Cruz is the target of death threats for helping to document cases of violence against women in Guatemala.They are three of the thousands of people supported by the human rights organization Amnesty International. And now they have the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) on their side.Utilizing an ancient drama, a partnership with Amnesty, and a new rock protest musical that encourages people to stand up against oppression, the A.R.T. hopes to inspire its audiences to help victims of human rights abuses around the world.“Human rights work needs the arts, and we need the human rights piece of it to inspire us to be deeper about what we do in the arts,” said A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, who also directs the new show.“Prometheus Bound” explores Aeschylus’ ancient story of the Titan god who was condemned by Zeus to an eternity of torture. His crime was helping to create mankind.Though it’s a grim premise, the A.R.T. is tackling it head on, presenting the classic Greek tragedy with a modern twist, including a pulsating score (courtesy of System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian), mosh-pit style dancing in the audience, and one-on-one interactions with Amnesty volunteers.“We want to inspire a community of human rights and artist activists to teach people about specific actions that are happening right now, and then to give them the tools to actually take action themselves,” said Allegra Libonati, artistic associate of the A.R.T., who has helped to coordinate close to 100 volunteers in the production. “We say: ‘Come to a rock show, and leave an activist.’”With the work, Paulus, who is experienced at reinventing classic tales, aims to emulate the way Greek theater was directly connected to community life in Athens. Adhering to her mantra of expanding the boundaries of theater, she invited the community to become part of the show.On a recent evening, more than 60 people gathered in the lobby of the Loeb Drama Center, eager to learn about how they could get involved with the musical and merge their passions for human rights and the arts.“I am involved in the acting community here, and it’s so amazing to see it expand beyond just an artistic thing to a real-world application,” said freshman Amil Jayasuriya, a volunteer who hopes to intern at Amnesty International’s headquarters in London this summer.Throughout the run of the production, Harvard students, students from surrounding high schools, and members of neighboring communities will take on the roles of activists, helping get the audience ready to rock out and engage. Participants will also act as outreach activists, holding posters of selected prisoners during a vigil after the show, and speaking one-on-one with audience members about the specific Amnesty cases.The A.R.T. will dedicate each performance to one of eight Amnesty actions calling to free prisoners of conscience and fight against human rights abuses.The production’s themes can hit close to home. Tankian’s grandfather survived the Armenian Genocide, the mass killings of the Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire during World War I.Lyricist and scriptwriter Steve Sater of “Spring Awakening” fame began translating the play from the ancient Greek several years ago for a modern staging. The work resonates today as much as it did 2,400 years ago, said Sater, who called Prometheus the world’s “first prisoner of conscience” and the play “a radical postmodern drama about resistance and human possibility.”After the show’s dress rehearsal Thursday (Feb. 24), Paulus stood at the edge of the large crowd still filling the dance floor in Oberon. She watched as many spoke to Amnesty volunteers and grabbed postcards to send to Iran’s leadership, urging that the charges against Panahi be dropped.Lyricist and scriptwriter Steve Sater translated “Prometheus Bound” from the ancient Greek several years ago for a modern staging.
As Airbnb points out, these improvements aim to promote a fair balance and additional transparency for their community, formed by hosts (homeowners and caterers) and guests (travelers looking for unique accommodation and local experience). Due to the impact of the coronavirus on the tourism sector, ie travel restrictions, Airbnb has adjusted its rules and facilitated the cancellation of reservations, both for the guest and the host. Rewards for flexible hostsFor hosts who are willing and able to offer refunds for cancellations that would otherwise be charged, Airbnb will provide promotions that increase the visibility of new bookings. Also, Airbnb waives the standard 3% fee on new booking bookings until June 1, 2020.Easy filter search for passengersGuests will have filters that make it easy to find and book accommodation options, which have the most appropriate cancellation policies (flexible, moderate or strict), according to their needs and current coronavirus status.100% refund of guest fees for Airbnb serviceIn case of need to cancel a reservation made by June 1, Airbnb will not charge the guest a fee or will refund it as a travel coupon that can be used on a future trip. More flexible reservations are a suite of tools and programs developed by Airbnb to help hosts and guests cancel or delay travel plans. As travel restrictions and other impacts become more widespread, more flexible reservations should bring passengers more peace of mind when booking and help hosts to secure more reservations in the long run.
Press Association “I’m getting stronger, I’m getting faster, I’m getting more explosive. “The ball is starting to travel again and those are all positive things. “At Congressional I made some terrible mistakes mentally. My decisions weren’t very crisp and I wasn’t decisive enough. “Today was totally different and consequently I shot a better score.” McIlroy began as one of the favourites and he lived up to that billing with some brilliant approach play giving him plenty of opportunities to go low. He almost holed his mid iron at the second and that set the tone as he picked up two more strokes to reach the turn at three under. Birdies followed at two of the par fives – the 10th and 16th – and the 447-yard 12th to edge one stroke ahead of Italian Matteo Manassero. A cluster of players posted four-under 68s, including Sergio Garcia, Jim Furyk, American Brooks Koepka and Italian brothers Edoardo and Francesco Molinari, with Woods in an even bigger group a further stroke back. McIlroy did not pick up any shots over his closing two holes but crucially did not drop any either after coming up short of the 17th green and finding a greenside bunker at the last but still signed for six-under 66 to post the new clubhouse lead. He knows, as does everyone else, that the real test comes on Friday as he seeks to cure a second-day syndrome which has seen his PGA Tour-leading first-round scoring average of just under 68 consumed by a second-round average almost five shots worse. “Any time you shoot 66 at the Open Championship, you’re going to be pleased,” he said. “We had perfect scoring conditions out there this morning. There wasn’t much wind early on and there were plenty of opportunities to make birdies and I was able to take a few of them. “It’s another great start and, yeah, looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow. “Whenever I go out and play on Thursdays there’s not really many expectations. You’re going out there and you’re trying to find a rhythm and you’re just trying to play your way into the round. “When you go back out on Friday after a good score you know what you can do, so you’re going out with some expectations compared to Thursday. “I think I’ve just got to approach it like that, and start off trying to hit solid shots the first few holes and play my way into the round, just like I did today.” Of the big-name players in the afternoon groups, world number one Adam Scott birdied the fourth and eagled the par-five fifth to move to three under while in the group behind England’s Lee Westwood almost holed his approach to the par-four third as he moved into red figures. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson was two under after birdies at the fourth and fifth but playing partner and defending champion Phil Mickelson played the first five holes in regulation. However, Ernie Els, who won the Claret Jug for the second time at Royal Lytham in 2012, had a disastrous start as he hit a spectator with his opening tee shot and proceeded to three-putt from 18 inches after firing his first attempt past the hole and hastily failing to sink the return with the back of his putter to card a triple-bogey seven. Low scoring dominated the first day of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool – with even a rusty Tiger Woods getting in on the act. Woods bogeyed his first two holes – he began with a dropped shot when he won his third and last Claret Jug on this course in 2006 – but clawed things back with an impressive back nine. The 14-time major winner, playing only his second event since a back operation in March, reached the turn in at one over after holing a 12-foot birdie putt on the par-five fifth but then proceeded to card five birdies in six holes. It was a run spoiled only by a bogey at the 454-yard 14th after finding the left rough off the tee, eliciting a swear word for which Woods has become all too famous for in recent years. A 40-foot birdie attempt at the 17th brushed the edge of the hole and, after encountering one or two disturbances from a phalanx of photographers as he attempted to reach the par-five 18th with his second, he closed out with a 69 after escaping with par from a greenside bunker. Considering his two previous rounds were a 74 and 75 as he missed the cut at the Quicken Loans National last month, Woods will have been pleased with his day’s work. He maintained his policy of avoiding driver on every tee except the 577-yard 16th – the hole where he used the club as he famously won the Claret Jug by getting it out of the bag just once in 2006. The American stated he had come here to win and having got a start there will be fewer people doubting that assertion now. “I knew I could do it. That’s why I was telling you guys it was so important for me to play at Congressional,” he said. Perfect conditions – sun, very little wind and a receptive Hoylake links – meant players were able to take full advantage but the former world number one took some time to get going. That was not the case for Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who blazed a trail to the top of the leaderboard at six under with two holes to play.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe league offered a window into what this should look like this week. A report from ESPN cited a list of phrases the NBA and NBPA agreed can be used on the back of jerseys once competition resumes for the first four nights of games. They range from general (“Justice” and “Equality”) to pointed (“I Can’t Breathe”). ESPN also reported the players were dissuaded from wearing the names of prominent victims of police violence, such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, over concern that families could be offended.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Jersey messages could be simply a first step to swaying the NBA’s audience into taking a more active interest in the causes their favorite players care about. Other leagues have sometimes grappled with how players speak out on social issues — the NFL’s dealings with Colin Kaepernick are just starting to thaw — but NBA players largely seem to believe the league has their interests at heart and will lend its platform for these causes.“I just think the NBA, we lead,” Jared Dudley said. “I think Adam Silver to me is the best. He’s trying to make it right, trying to bring awareness front and center.”The agreement between the NBA and NBPA notably contained language reinforcing the league’s commitment to helping Black Americans. While much of the structure has yet to be hammered out, the NBA has said it intends to increase hiring and representation in off-court facets of business, include more Black-owned businesses in commercial dealings, and create a foundation to pour resources in Black communities, from where the majority of its players come.Related Articles Activism in the NBA is not new. One of the most high-profile vocal athletes ever recently met virtually with the Lakers to remind them.In an online town hall meeting with players, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked to the team about his background, which included boycotting the 1968 Olympics over unequal treatment of Black people in the United States, and continues to this day with public cries for reform of college athletics. While the move for social reform is experiencing a crescendo in many realms of the United States, including the NBA, the words of the former Laker to the current generation reminded them social change is not like a championship — it’s not achieved in a single season.“This isn’t going to change in a month, probably won’t get changed in a year,” Alex Caruso said of his takeaways from the town hall. “It’s going to be time and time again where you’re going to have to step up, be courageous, use your voice and try to make an impact and change lives for the better.”The NBA’s renewed push for political and social causes is a reflection of its players, a majority of whom are black and several of whom have described intensely personal experiences with race and racism in America. As the NBA continues along its path to a July 30 restart, the causes players care about will be interwoven throughout: police brutality, prison reform, voting rights and more. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers “(It’s about) what can we do individually and what can we do as a unit to make change,” he said. “I think the more people we have, the more minds we have, the more ideas and thoughts we can come up with to kind of change the world and change what’s going on.”It’s likely that players aren’t the only ones representing the issues they care about. Frank Vogel said NBA coaches had discussed an equivalent to jersey messages, but details had not been finalized.Like many details about the restart, much is still in the works. But the conversations happening and the possibilities have excited many of the players who will be attending, NBPA president Chris Paul said recently.“I think that’s what makes me so excited about our league,” he said. “I’ve now been on the Executive Committee I think since my third year in the league, and to see the type of input and the ideas that guys have so that we can build awareness, we can spotlight on some of these Black-owned businesses. I’m excited for what we can do that’s a lot bigger than the game.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error While factions of players publicly questioned last month if the NBA was committed enough, and if a return to basketball could help distract from the momentum of social justice causes, most of those concerns seem to be largely assuaged. Anthony Davis said he believed that players would be able to bounce ideas off of one another in Orlando as well. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions
While skiing a couple of days ago, I ran into our ski school director and skied a few runs with her. Wendy is one of those graceful women skiers, deceptively fast and smooth. She’s great to ski with. The day started with 18cm of power and by the afternoon the conditions were ‘variable’ to say the least.On the chair rides we talked a bit about ski school, the great group of returning instructors this year. We talked about her new boots and how they moved her a little more forward in her stance than her last pair. And the incremental issues of moving from one comfortable piece of gear to the next and being forced to accommodate the subtle changes. We talked about how skiing erect leaves you loose and able to handle different terrain. Her concern with the new boots was not remaining as erect as in the old boots.Wendy powers down everything in even round carvy turns. Smooth, balanced and consistent in her speed. On the last ride up we talked about the training at Lake Louise she’d attended for most of the previous week. One of the people she skied with was the former director of Western Region Programs for the Canadian Ski Instructors Association (CSIA).He ripped.Wendy asked what he was working on in his skiing these days.“Nothing. I just try to stay over my feet.”She laughed as she said this.In thinking about his answer, the core truth is deceptively simple while complex at the same time. Of course you want to stay over your feet. If you don’t stay over your feet, you are going down.When we walk, we stay over our feet. When we run we stay over our feet. In both cases, we don’t even think about it.Or do we?Think about walking. You are essentially directly over your feet. Think about running. Your actual stance is slightly forward of your feet as they propel you down the road. Your feet push you like a hand on your back. Now, think about trail running and how you constantly move side to side and yet still stay ahead of your feet as you run down the trail. So how do you stay over your feet skiing? Use the same feeling and reflexes.Start on a gentle slope. Stay in a wedge and make slow round turns. Like walking, you are very centered, standing directly over your foot in each turn. The non-turning foot is used for balance at the slow speed, an outrigger. Similar to training wheels on a bicycle.Now speed up. To maintain balance, you must project yourself forward as when you are running. In effect, your skis are pushing you down the hill in the same way you push yourself running, but you are not pumping your feet. You are standing still—right on your feet.Now think about trail running and how you anticipate and project forward as you are going down through the changing terrain. You are always a little ahead of your feet, letting your feet almost catch up and then pushing down the hill ahead of them. Going back and forth across the trail letting your feet push you along.The same for skiing. The exact same feeling.You let your feet push you down the hill. You stay on top of your feet by staying in front of your feet.When you run downhill on a trail and your feet get out in front of you, what happens?They pop out and you fall on your butt.And what happens skiing when you let your feet get in front of you? Same.As you speed up, think about the feeling of running and project ahead of your feet. Let your feet propel you down the hill and just stand on them as they push.Simple.Right?So simple, it’s complex.Don’t think, Simply do.Keith Liggett is a Fernie-based writer.
Nelson Leafs remained perfect in September by outlasting the Summerland Steam 5-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Travis Wellman scored twice as Nelson ran its record to 3-0 and a first-place tie with Grand Forks Border Bruins in Murdoch Division standings.The Bruins lost 5-4 to Beaver Valley in Fruitvale.After Paulsen Lautard opened the scoring for Summerland, Leaf rookie Nolan Percival scored his first goal in Junior on the power play late in the period.Wellman gave Nelson the lead two minutes later with his first of two to help the Leafs grab a 2-1 first period lead. The team exchanged goals in the second before Nelson outscored the Steam 2-1 in the third to secure the win.Matt MacDonald and Aaron Dunlap, on the power play, also scored for Nelson.Jordan Boultbee and Michael Winnitoy replied for Summerland.Jamie Vlanich added three assists to move into a tie for third spot in the KIJHL scoring race.Wellman leads the league in goals with six.Nelson outshot the Steam 51-29 in the contest.The Leafs are idle until the team travels to Spokane for a date with the winless Braves Friday.Saturday Nelson hosts the new-and-improved Grand Forks Border Bruins at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.ICE CHIPS: It didn’t take long for burley defenceman Patrick Croome to stake his claim on the ice for Nelson. Croome went toe-to-toe with Ryan Donaldson of the Steam in the second period. . . .Tyler Moffat registered his second win of the season in goal for Nelson. Moffat had 20-seconds of help from backup Adam Maida during the second period when a neck-guard issue forced the Leaf starter to the bench for repairs. . . .Nelson saw a former teammate between the pipes for Summerland as Darren Hogg made a return to the NDCC Arena. Hogg, 20, played 19 games for Nelson during the 2010-11 season, recording an 11-6 record. . . .Beaver Valley Nitehawks scored three unanswered goals in the third period to knock Grand Forks from the undefeated ranks. . . .Two power play goals by the Leafs means Subway in Nelson is donating $20 to KidSport. . . .The three regular season wins runs Nelson’s record to 8-0, including exhibition games, in September.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Taiwanese agriculture representatives threatened to stage a large-scale protest if the country lifts its ban on imports of pork from hogs given the feed additive ractopamine. The threat was prompted by Taiwan Agriculture Minister-designate Tsao Chi-hung’s statement that Taiwan “cannot shut its doors to U.S. pork containing ractopamine forever in the face of globalization,” noting that Japan and South Korea now allow ractopamine imports.Taiwan’s new president, Tsai Ing-wen, previously indicated she wants the island nation to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership and that the country must resolve issues related to imports of U.S. pork products, including its ban on ractopamine. The National Pork Producers Council has been pressing the Obama administration to urge Taiwan to lift the ban, which is not based on science.Ractopamine, which is widely used as part of a healthy, balanced diet to help pigs convert dietary nutrients into lean muscle, was determined to be safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is approved for use in pork production in 26 countries, with 75 additional nations allowing the importation of pork from hogs fed ractopamine. In July 2012, the U.N.’s Codex Alimentarius, which sets international standards for food safety, approved a maximum residue limit for ractopamine, which U.S. pork meets.
zoom Five workers have been killed and at least four seriously injured when a crane collapsed at the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries, Yonhap news agency informed citing firefighting officials.Up to ten other workers are reported to have sustained minor injuries in the incident at the Geoje yard that occurred on Monday, May 1st.According to the report from the Korea Herald that cited police officials, two cranes collided, causing a structure to fall from one of the cranes, from up to 60 meters of height, onto a ship under construction.As informed, operations are underway to rescue potential victims that may be buried at the site following the 32-ton crane’s collapse.The cause of the incident is yet to be determined.거제 삼성중공업 크레인 넘어져…5명 사망·10여명 중경상 https://t.co/aRo9hYg655 pic.twitter.com/dKxwYSPjBk— 연합뉴스 (@yonhaptweet) May 1, 2017 World Maritime News Staff
KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Steve Swaney takes over firefighting in East County Posted: October 29, 2018 October 29, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsEL CAJON (KUSI) – Heartland Fire and Rescue’s newest Fire Chief isn’t just in charge of one department, but three fire departments.La Mesa, El Cajon, and Lemon Grove are all under the umbrella of Heartland Fire and Rescue.Chief Steve Swaney was sworn in on October 13th, and officially took over firefighting in the East County on the 20th.The veteran firefighter was most recently a Heartland Division Chief.