Video: John Calipari After Towns’ Technical Foul Against LSU: “I Hope We Lose”

first_imgCoach Cal reacting to a Kentucky game.LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 03: head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts to a foul against his team during the first half against the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion on December 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Kentucky pulled out a big win at LSU tonight to push its record to 24-0, but if you believe John Calipari, there were times tonight when he would have welcomed 23-1. Karl-Anthony Towns’ was called for a technical for hanging on the rim midway through the second half, which led to this amazing post-game moment on ESPN. As much fun as that videobomb is, Calipari was livid about the foul, at that point in the game. In the interview he said that he told the team that he hoped they would lose after the foul, and reiterated that point to open his post-game press conference. Calipari goes on to praise his talented freshman as a player and a person, but clearly this mistake, which could have proven incredibly costly in what wound up being a two point game, really bothered him.Kentucky hosts South Carolina this Saturday at 2 p.m.last_img read more

Former Rutgers QB Ryan Hart Calls Out Kyle Flood’s Decision To Switch Quarterbacks At Halftime

first_imgRutgers is in control of its season opener today, leading FCS Norfolk State 42-13 in the third quarter in Piscataway. It’s been a rough week for the Scarlet Knights, with five players arrested and later dismissed, and four more players suspended for the first half of today’s game. One of the players punished for the first half was quarterback Chris Laviano, who spent the entire off-season in a battle for the starting job with LSU transfer Hayden Rettig. Laviano’s suspension, for breaking curfew and using a fake ID, made Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood’s decision easy, as Rettig started this afternoon and played well in the first half. He completed 9-of-11 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score. Somewhat surprisingly, Flood elected to begin the second half with Laviano under center. It’s a choice that seems to indicate Laviano originally won the competition and Rettig only started because of circumstance. Or maybe Flood just wanted give both guys a shot. Whatever the reasoning, former Rutgers quarterback Ryan Hart was not happy with the move.  hart tweetsTwitter/ @RyanHart13Hart played for the Scarlet Knights from 2002-05. During his senior season, Flood was an assistant under Greg Schiano. He subsequently tweeted that he still supported the embattled coach despite the decision, but he clearly did not approve of it.For what it’s worth, Laviano has connected with wide receiver Leonte Carroo for a pair of third-quarter touchdowns. Looks like there could be a QB controversy in New Jersey.last_img read more

Indigenous police chief calls for governments to implement MMIWG recommendations

first_imgMONTREAL — The head of the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association is calling on Ottawa and Quebec to address the chronic underfunding of Indigenous police forces outlined in this week’s report of a national public inquiry.Dwayne Zacharie says the lack of funding for First Nations police forces is a long-standing problem that needs to end.“First Nations communities deserve to have the same service that everyone else is getting,” said Zacharie, who is also the chief Peacekeeper for the Mohawk community of Kahnawake on Montreal’s South Shore.“For that, we require proper resourcing, whether it’s funding or human resources, meaning bodies to go out and do it.”A supplementary report from the inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls dealing specifically with Quebec noted that the province’s 22 independent Indigenous police forces are the most of any province.But the report said “chronic underfunding” has resulted in problems, including recruitment and retention issues, a lack of female and Indigenous officers, difficulty in accessing training and poor communications between departments.“The national inquiry has also noted that Indigenous police forces have a chronic shortage of human resources and training,” it noted.High turnover rates mean that the complex job of policing Indigenous communities often falls to young and inexperienced officers with only a few months on the job, it said.The report said some of the problems stem from a complex funding agreement between the communities and the federal and provincial governments, which must be renegotiated every three to five years.This “makes it difficult, and sometimes impossible, to implement plans and strategies beyond a three-year time frame,” it notes. Zacharie said the problem is that First Nations police are often viewed as “second-class” forces, even though their officers graduate from the same police schools.He said that while the federal government recently promised to ensure the funding agreements would become permanent, it’s hard to be sure until First Nations police forces are declared an essential service — something he urges Ottawa to do.“We need to get more advanced training, we need the resources to do more, to give our communities the services we deserve,” he said.Lyle Cox, an inspector with the Eeyou Eenou police force that serves Cree communities of northern Quebec, agreed that First Nations policing needs to be made an essential service.“It is questionable for us to know if we can make a career out of policing and retire, because we never know if the (First Nations Policing Program) will be renewed with the governments,” he said by email.The report issued a number of recommendations related to Indigenous police forces.These included increased long-term funding, better co-ordination between police forces, better training for police cadets on the socio-cultural realities of Indigenous communities and access to full training for Indigenous officers.Michel LeRoux, whose son died while working for an Indigenous police force, said the changes can’t come soon enough.LeRoux’s 26-year-old son, Thierry LeRoux, was killed in the line of duty as he responded to a domestic call in Lac-Simon, about 500 kilometres from Montreal in Quebec’s Abitibi region. He was shot in February 2016 by a man who then took his own life.LeRoux said his son and partner were the only ones on duty, which forced them to enter a dangerous situation alone, with the nearest backup 40 minutes away. Their radios didn’t allow them to call for help directly, meaning the message would have had to pass through another person, LeRoux said.“This lack of financing means they’re ill-equipped, don’t have all the training they need, aren’t numerous enough, and the communications to get reinforcements are worse the farther away you are,” he said in a phone interview.After his son’s death, LeRoux and three of his son’s former colleagues started a foundation in Thierry’s name, which helps to fund sporting and educational opportunities for youth in the Val-d’Or region as well as in Lac-Simon. He said the police force also changed its policies regarding staff levels and communication.He believes the system failed not only his son but also the 22-year-old gunman. “I hope we don’t wait to lose other people before making the effort we need to ensure it doesn’t happen again,” he said. Pierre Saint-Antoine, a spokesman for Quebec’s police academy, says the school is taking the report seriously and is working hard to increase the number of Indigenous officers and improve their training.“There are clearly still things to improve, and we will reflect with our Indigenous partners on what needs to be done,” he said in a phone interview.He said the school graduates about 15 officers each year from its Indigenous police officer program, which is designed to prepare officers for the difficult conditions they can face in remote communities.He said all police officer candidates, including those in the regular stream, receive training on the history of residential school and Canada’s legacy of colonialism from Indigenous partners, including the Quebec Women’s’ Association.Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Mens soccer OSU loses season finale at Wisconsin earns sixth seed in

Ohio State forward Yaw Amankwa (23) sends a ball past Maryland defender Chris Odoi-Atsem (28) during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Oct. 31, 2015. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State men’s soccer team faced off against No. 24 Wisconsin in its last game of the regular season on Sunday in Madison, Wisconsin. There was a lot at stake for both teams, as the game would determine the final Big Ten standings and seeding in the Big Ten tournament.In the end, the Badgers proved to be too much for the Buckeyes, defeating the Scarlet and Gray 2-1 in Madison.Wisconsin applied a ton of pressure early on in the match, earning the majority of chances and forcing the Buckeyes to spend most of the time in their own defensive zone.In the 16th minute, Wisconsin redshirt freshman defender Elan Koenig corralled a rebound off a save from OSU keeper Parker Siegfried and finished it off to put the Badgers up 1-0.Wisconsin would add to its lead in the 44th minute, again on a rebound opportunity. This time, it was redshirt sophomore forward Isaac Schlenker who buried the ball after a save from Siegfried, extending the Badger lead to 2-0.Wisconsin held a 15-3 shot advantage through the opening period, but the Buckeyes did not go quietly into the night.Late in the second period, OSU senior forward Yaw Amankwa launched a shot from 30 yards out that was able to beat the Badger keeper and find the back of the net, cutting the deficit to 2-1.The Buckeyes desperately battled back throughout the second stanza, outshooting the Badgers 12-4 in the period. However, they would be unable to find the equalizer, and the score remained at 2-1 as time expired.Sophomore forward Abdi Mohamed did not play in the match. Senior forward Danny Jensen played 58 minutes in his return from injury after a five-game absence.The Buckeyes finish the season with a 5-12-1 record (3-4-1 B1G).The loss gives OSU a sixth seed in the Big Ten tournament, where they will rematch Wisconsin in Madison this Sunday, Nov. 6. read more

Official Sampaoli leaves Argentina

first_imgThe Argentine Football Association (AFA) have confirmed that head coach Jorge Sampaoli has vacated his post following Argentina’s disappointing World Cup campaignAfter two shock results against Iceland and Croatia, the South American side barely managed to scrape through the group stages of the competition before falling to eventual champions France in the Round of 16 with a 4-3 defeat.While Sampaoli had only been appointed Argentina boss in May 2017, there were reports that had emerged during the World Cup that had suggested that he was following Lionel Messi’s orders.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…Now the 58-year-old has had his contract at Argentina mutually terminated with the AFA.“The Argentine Football Association [AFA] and the ex-coach of the national team Jorge Sampaoli today reached a mutual agreement to rescind his contract,” read the statement on Sky Sports.Argentina had their worst World Cup campaign this summer since 2002, which saw them being eliminated from the group stages at Japan and South Korea.last_img read more

Busquets – Barca agree on new contract

first_imgBarcelona’s Sergio Busquets has reached an agreement with the club over a new deal, according to Marca.The club’s vice-captain is closing in on signing a new contract that would see him increase his salary at the club. Busquets signed an extension recently in 2016 and didn’t demand for a new pay rise but the club hierarchy felt the midfielder has earned the right to earn more money at the Camp Nou.The new contract isn’t really an extension for the Spaniard but an improvement in terms of his wages with the length of the contract remaining the same.The 2019/2020 betting odds for La Liga Stuart Heath – August 12, 2019 Going into La Liga kick-off, we take a look at what the bookmakers think.La Liga season is less than a week away and we’re…It runs until June 2021, although Barcelona retain a club option to extend that to the summer of 2023. Busquets’ buy-out clause stands at €200million, a figure that is rather low when you consider the money spent by the Blaugrana on inferior midfielders as recently as the January transfer window.Sergi Roberto’s own contract renewal was finalised in January and this had an embedded buy-out clause of 500 million euros.Simply, the Catalan giants don’t believe Busquets will ever truly push to leave, and this aforementioned bump in pay puts the holding midfielder into the second tier of Barcelona’s squad just below Lionel Messi.last_img read more

Gattuso defends Higuain He feels a lot of pressure

first_imgAC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso hopes Gonzalo Higuain will remain calm following his sending off against Juventus on SundayThe 30-year-old striker has enjoyed a good start to life on loan at Milan from Juventus with seven goals in 13 games.However, Higuain was unable to prevent Milan from losing to his parent club at the San Siro and was dismissed after having a penalty saved.The Argentine was handed a second yellow card after shouting in the match official’s face.But Gattuso believes that Higuain’s angry outburst came about due to putting too much pressure on himself.Mario BalotelliCorini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.“At this moment he feels a lot of pressure, my words from yesterday’s press conference were not by chance,” Gattuso told Milan TV on the club website.“Right now, he feels a huge weight on him and it shows. He must remain calm, he should apologise and assume his responsibilities.“He has to put aside his nervousness, he is the most important player we have and he has to make the difference. He has to be clear-headed.”Mario Mandzukic and Cristiano Ronaldo were the goalscorers for Juventus, who remain unbeaten after 12 Serie A games.last_img read more

10 Years since GT with Domestic Fire Department

first_img Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Feb 2016 – It has been about a decade since Grand Turk has had a domestic fire department and the Premier on Friday confirmed that only Providenciales has a domestic fire department; this means thousands of residents, guests and their properties are left vulnerable to the ravages of a fire.It also means, in the case of Grand Turk, the risk is very high for the airport to be shut down when the community needs the aerodrome unit’s help.In speaking to why there is no fire truck in the Capital island which is home to a cruise port which caters to nearly a million tourists per year, a hospital, three government schools and is the seat of government for the country; Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing said the decision is now taken to establish a domestic fire branch, but the family islands won’t see the same. Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing: “There are plans but those will come with need and demand because obviously the best model is to have domestic and the aerodrome, but, as you know most of the family islands do not have frequent air flight services. So it is really not the best cost effective to both services. In Grand Turk the chances of having a fire at the same time a flight is landing is increasing so we have to have both services.” Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:fire truck, grand turk, premier rufus ewinglast_img read more

Hurricane Maria hits Barbados

first_img Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBarbados, September 18th, 2017 – Bridgetown – Hurricane Maria is currently making its way through Barbados. At 11am today, the national hurricane center confirmed that the eye of the storm was located near 14.7 degrees north, 60.1 degrees wear north-northwest of the island.Hurricane Maria is currently moving with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph with higher gusts predicted for the next 48 hours. Hurricane Maria is now a category 3 hurricane and is rapidly strengthening as it moves it way toward the Leeward Islands.As a result, Barbados will remain under a tropical storm watch with flood warnings until 6pm today. Magnetic Media understands that areas in St. Andrew are currently flooded. The met office has also predicated that Hurricane Maria will likely hit other islands such as the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti and may even target Turks and Caicos by the end of this week.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#HurricaneMaria, #HurricaneWatch, #LeewardIslands, #magneticmedianews, barbados FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizinglast_img read more

Chula Vista Bayfront makeover construction continues

first_img Ed Lenderman Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News July 16, 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 SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) – The long-awaited makeover of Chula Vista’s bayfront now includes some 25 double-trailer dump trucks going up and down the I-5 between Chula Vista and the UC-San Diego campus.It’s a welcome sight for Chula Vista and Port District Officials, as well as Chula Vista residents. The site, is where the center piece of the 500-acre bayfront makeover is being built:  A 1,600 room resort hotel and adjoining convention center, 275,000 square feet.And starting early Monday morning and continuing all day long, through August 11th, this will be the scene here– truckload after truckload of dirt being hauled in from an excavation project at the UC San Diego campus.The goal is to build up the site some 6 to 8 feet– that takes some 210,000 cubic yards of earth.  Hence, the convoy of big rigs up and down the five through the middle of August.Engineers are increasing the site’s elevation for two reasons– drainage would be an obvious one, but with an eye on the future– the second reason is the continued warnings about future sea-level rise.The port’s project manager, Mark McIntire, said the Port has been studying this issue for a long time and through science and theoretical projections, determined there is a lot of need to raise sites near the coastline various elevations.  They’re also raising another nearby area, using 60,000 cubic yards of earth. Posted: July 16, 2018center_img Chula Vista Bayfront makeover construction continues Ed Lenderman, FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Bob Sully Sullivan Lots of jobs but not enough homes

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Sully Sullivan FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Bob ‘Sully’ Sullivan – Lots of jobs but not enough homes 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Radio talk show host Bob ‘Sully‘ Sullivan says California has the jobs but not enough homes.Sully said the California’s economy is adding jobs far faster than our current housing inventory. Also companies are struggling to recruit or promote from within as people turn down offers to come to California.The median home price in California in 2018 was $570,010, according to the California Association of Realtors, more than double the nationwide figure but for San Diego it is $590,500. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 20, 2019 March 20, 2019last_img read more

Community Members Speak Out On Invocation Policy Ruling

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Residents of the Kenai Peninsula testified at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday following a recent ruling by the Alaska Supreme Court that the current prayer policy violates the State Constitution. Keith: “On behalf of many faith based groups, churches, and individuals I believe the most recent policy in giving invocations is credible and meets the first amendment clause correctly.”  Ed Jr.: “I believe that this assembly, and many of us in this room need prayer. Now, there are some in this room that may not welcome it, and we as prayer givers should accept that fact that we must have come tolerance.” Borough Attorney Colette Thompson said it’s now up to the assembly on whether to appeal the most recent ruling.center_img Something some community members believe is a waste of borough resources. Bob: “I’m requesting those of you on the assembly, or the mayor, I’d like to know how much has been spent from inception to current. This is important especially as the borough keeps saying we need more money, we need more money.”  Despite the most recent ruling the borough assembly meeting on Tuesday started off with the pledge of allegiance followed by an invocation by Borough Assembly President Wayne Ogle.last_img read more

NicheMarket BtoB Where Print Launches Continue to Flourish

first_imgJay DeWitt: Ratchet+Wrench’s sister publication, Fender Bender, serves the collision-repair industry. We have four regional editions of Fender Bender, and working with a lot of our advertisers—we have over 500 advertisers with Fender Bender—led us to the understanding that the auto-repair market had the same needs. The demographics of the people running those businesses are very similar to those running collision repair shops. They’re usually technicians turned owners. Advanstar and Babcox are in both of these markets. We know how they’re underserving the market in the collision-repair industry, and we knew they were underserving the mechanical market as well. Once we did research, it was a no brainer that there was a real need for a publication like Ratchet+Wrench in the space.FOLIO: Why a print magazine in 2012?DeWitt: There are a few reasons. Number one, the audiences we serve have been severely neglected by other media companies with outdated content. There are a few legacy publishers serving our readers and you can tell they are legacy publishers because the publications look and feel like “your grandfather’s magazine” without an eye to the here-and-now and future. We’ve set out to change that, giving them what they want and need, both in content and design. The second reason is we’ve noticed a “trim, trim, trim” mentality from our competitors. They aren’t investing in their properties, but rather appear to be on life support. To us, this is an opportunity. We are investing and will not compromise quality. Our readers and advertising partners deserve the best, and we’re committed to delivering that. It’s clear our competition isn’t committed to working hard to produce quality content and we’re ready to parlay on that. Lastly, our research shows that over 85 percent of our readers still prefer to receive their content in print. Although we’ll have a robust digital play, print still rules our markets.FOLIO: You’re starting with a circulation of 100,000. How many are subscribers as of now?  Also, you have more than 400 advertisers and 200 pages for this first issue. That’s pretty good. How did you do it? DeWitt: We’re 100-percent targeted media and we do have some subscribers. Since we’re in the b-to-b space, we want to have a 100-percent requested circulation at some point in time. Because of our synergies with Fender Bender, we started marketing several months ago that Ratchet+Wrench would come in July. As time moves along the goal is to be 100 requested. Did we “pre-sell” before issues hit the consumer? No we didn’t—it’s one thing to tell them this magazine is going to be coming for them and try to explain what it is, it’s another to have it in front of them and asking them to qualify at that time.On the advertiser side, we were able to leverage our connections from Fender Bender. We had several years of relationships with Fender Bender advertisers, and we used that to pre-sell them into Ratchet+Wrench. And we have a magazine that is profitable right out of the shoot. FOLIO: 10 Missions is a small, independent publisher. How do you plan to go up against your competitors—Babcox, Advanstar and others?DeWitt: We have no venture capital and no one to please other than ourselves. Advanstar is huge, and Babcox is quite large, and was once owned by venture capital—we’ve seen over the last few years that because they’re highly leveraged they’re not making investments in their brands. We’re continually making investments in our brands. We have dedicated editorial people on our products and a great deal of human capital. We’re also making investments in production, paper quality and other things of that nature, instead of cutting costs. The difference between an independent publisher and a big-box publisher is we’re able to narrowly focus on the audience that we’re serving. We don’t have a need to operate on pennies and we can be more dedicated to our markets. We’re focused on serving the reader and less concerned, with having to wake up and look at the bottom line everyday, though that, too, is a driving force. It’s been a key to us being successful over the last couple years.FOLIO: Talk about your digital strategy.DeWitt: Fender Bender is a BPA-audited title and we file a brand report with BPA. We’re not just sharing our print subscribers, we’re sharing all of our various channels to capture our total brand reach. We’re going to be very deliberate with Ratchet+Wrench and we’re going to walk before we run. The goal will be having a model similar to Fender Bender.We won’t be moving into the e-newsletter space right away because we have to build our audience file first. Eventually we will provide daily news updates online, a full archive of back issues, and we’ll break our site into what we consider strategy channels—various parts of the business that the audience wants to look at. Daily newsletters will come after we start our daily news updates, because we believe if you can’t do it right, don’t do it at all.As with Fender Bender, we’ll move Ratchet+Wrench into the HTML5 space in the fourth quarter. We have an iPhone and iPad app for Fender Bender, and we’ll also have that for Ratchet+Wrench. We’re taking a very deliberate, slow and steady pace. We know we need to build our audience before we can really move and leverage our digital business. With social networking, if you look at Fender Bender, we have a LinkedIn group that has in excess of 2,500 members. We’re the only media brand that has that type of group in our space, and we’re also the only one in the mechanical-market space. We add anywhere from 50 to 100 members a week to our professional collision-repair group. We’ve created a Ratchet+Wrench group for auto-care center pros that will be marketed in the magazine and online. With Fender Bender, we have almost 1,000 Facebook fans and we’ll be pushing the same for Ratchet+Wrench. We have our eye on a full audience experience but we know one thing has to come before another. In an era when the focus is overwhelmingly on digital media, a surprisingly robust number of print titles have launched in 2012—more than 130, according to MediaFinder. One of them is Ratchet+Wrench, a title that serves auto-care center owners and operators, and is published by 10 Missions Media.FOLIO: wanted to get at the psychology of a print launch in a digital age, so we checked in with Jay DeWitt, president of St. Paul, Minnesota-based 10 Missions Media, on his plans for Ratchet+Wrench, which will be published with a monthly frequency. The 13-year-old 10 Missions Media (formerly DeWitt Publishing) also publishes Fender Bender and expects revenue to exceed $3 million this year. FOLIO: How did you identify the opportunity to launch this magazine?last_img read more

Trump not yet as damaging to environment as feared

first_imgFormer US vice president Al Gore listens to a question during an interview in Greensboro, NC on 13 August. Photo: APThe Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, but the damage so far has been less than it initially appeared, former vice president Al Gore said in an interview Monday.“He (president Trump) has had less of an impact so far than I feared that he would. Someone said last year his administration is a blend of malevolence and incompetence,” Gore said in an interview with The Associated Press in Greensboro. “I think they’ve made some mistakes in some of the moves they’ve made. The courts have blocked some of what they wanted to do as a result.”Even the Republican-controlled Congress has stepped in at times, he said. “The US system has a lot of inherent resilience,” Gore said. “It’s hard for one person, even the president, to change things very quickly if the majority of American people don’t want them changed.”Gore was in North Carolina on Sunday and Monday to speak on behalf of the Poor People’s Campaign, which names “ecological devastation” as one of the problems hurting poor people. Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his campaign to protect the environment. He authored a 1992 book on the climate, “Earth in the Balance,” just before he became vice president. His work also includes the 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” More recently he founded The Climate Reality Project .Historians say a 1982 campaign against a PCB landfill in North Carolina’s majority-black Warren County helped give birth to the environmental justice movement so it’s especially appropriate that the Poor People’s Campaign has its roots in the state, Gore said. The campaign’s co-chair is the Rev. William Barber, who founded the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina and has served as president of the state NAACP chapter.Low-income communities typically suffer the brunt of environmental damage because they lack the “economic and political clout necessary to make their case and defend themselves” so they’re more likely to become locations of “these pollution streams and waste sites,” Gore said.He said current dangers include the loosening of regulations for dumps for coal ash, which contains toxic metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic. The new acting secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, was quick to ease rules for handling the toxic ash from more than 400 US coal-fired power plants. Coal ash is a particular issue in North Carolina, where a major leak from a Duke Energy site in 2014 left coal ash coating 70 miles (110 kilometers) of the Dan River on the North Carolina-Virginia border.“And there are hundreds of other environmental procedures and regulations that Trump’s group has begun to undo,” Gore said. “So he’s doing some damage, but overall I would say less than I had feared.”Gore cited the Paris Climate Accord as one example of the Trump administration failing to change environmental rules as quickly as it might want. While the United States withdrew from the accord, he says the first date that can become official is the day after the 2020 presidential election.“If there’s a new president—excuse me for a moment,” Gore said as he placed in hands together as if in prayer, “then a new president could simply give 30 days’ notice, and we’re right back in the Paris agreement.”last_img read more

How Should Black People Discipline Their Children

first_imgMost Black people of a certain age (I’m thinking 40 and over) can tell vivid stories about the most severe beating (or beatings) they received as children at the hands of parents or other family members, in the name of “discipline.” The stories are often wrapped in the nostalgia of the, “good ol’ days,” when you got caught doing wrong and a neighbor had the duty (or right) to beat (correct) you, then you would get it again when your parents (or parent) got home. Oh, how we long for the good ol’ days!But, too often those stories of childhood whuppings are deep, painful memories, suppressed and never uttered.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)Dr. Stacey Patton, an assistant professor of multimedia journalism at Morgan State University and author of the book, “Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America,” wrote an essay adapted from the book, which appeared in the New York Times this past weekend.“It’s something that I’ve thought about ever since I had moved into my adoptive parents’ home when I was five years old,” she told the AFRO on March 13. “From the very first time she (adoptive mother) ever…popped me in the mouth, my entire world felt like it came crushing down because this was an adult who was supposed to love me and keep me safe and I was supposed to trust her,” Patton added. “And so, as I got older the whippings escalated and eventually funneled me into the foster care system and while I was in the foster care system, I saw so many young people, particularly Black children who had been intellectually, physically, spiritually, psychologically destroyed by that kind of aggressive child rearing practice.”Beyond her own destructive experiences being physically disciplined as a child, Patton illustrates what many believe is the undeniable link between, “aggressive child rearing practice,” a “bastardized” Christian tradition and the ubiquitous American systems of Black oppression, slavery and Jim Crow.“It is a European idea that children are ‘born in sin’ and should have the devil beaten out of them with a ‘rod of correction.’ That brutality cascaded across other cultures through slavery, colonialism and religious indoctrination,” Patton wrote in the New York Times. “It should not be surprising, then, that Black American slaves, who endured trauma of their own beatings, inherited their oppressors’ violence and, for centuries, passed down these parenting beliefs. This is one of the saddest untold stories in American history — the way in which the victims of racist oppression and violence have hurt the bodies of their own children in an effort to protect them from a hostile society,” Patton declared.She says the reaction to her observations have always been varied and sometimes volatile, from incredulous Whites saying, “How dare you blame White people for Black child abuse,” to the more nuanced argument of, “there’s a difference between spanking a child and beating a child,” Patton said and there has also been affirmation for her findings. “There’s been quite a number of people on both sides of the color line, writing to say thank you, to share their own personal experiences of having gotten corporal punishment as a child, so the piece was validating to them,” she revealed.Patton also refutes that somehow corporal punishment of Black children has somehow saved Black lives from death and destruction.“Between 2006 and 2015, more than 3,600 Black children were killed as a result of maltreatment, according to the Administration for Children and Families. That’s an average of 360 children a year, three times higher than for other racial and ethnic groups,” Patton wrote in the New York Times.“The truth is that White supremacy has done a masterful job of getting Black people to continue its trauma work and call it ‘love,’” Patton wrote.“Black children are also more at risk of being assaulted, seriously injured or killed by a parent than by a police officer, a neighborhood watchman or an irritated racist who hates rap music. We have to stop hurting our children to protect them. It is not working. And worse, it erodes our children’s humanity and co-signs the slave master’s logic that you have to hit a Black body to make it comply.”Sean Yoes is a senior contributor for the AFRO and host and executive producer of, AFRO First Edition, which airs Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m. on WEAA 88.9.last_img read more

The Common Story of Pain Suffering Few Know About

first_imgWASHINGTON — By the time Victoria Makinde finished her story of pain, unanswered questions and confusion, there were tears and sniffles throughout the room of roughly 100 people gathered in the auditorium.Victoria Makinde, 33, a graphic designer, is one of the millions of women across the world who suffer from endometriosis, a common disease that afflicts women, yet many do not know about. Makinde and eight other women shared their stories at a worldwide demonstration to focus attention on the disease, which affects one in ten women. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Makinde)The 33-year-old Washington graphic designer told the mostly female group of the excessive bleeding and debilitating pain that stunned even her doctors. She had struggled with the illness from age 12.  Most frustrating, she said, was her doctors’ inability to diagnose her problem. “At times, I doubted myself,” Makinde said, “and I listened to the doctors who told me there was nothing wrong and it was all in my head.”Makinde suffers with endometriosis, a disease many people have never heard of that strikes one in every ten women.Eight other women joined her on stage at Howard University College of Medicine Saturday to tell their own stories of struggles with the disease as part of a worldwide effort to focus attention on the ailment.  The event was the local effort of the thousands of people around the world – from Argentina to Australia to France – who participated on the same day in what was called the EndoMarch. The march was founded in the District three years ago by three brothers, Drs. Camran, Farr, Ceana Nezhat, and their niece, Dr. Azadeh NezhatAfter Makinde told her story, other women from the audience were invited to speak.One woman, 29, told of how the disease had robbed her of the ability to have children.  A 17-year-old said she was diagnosed with the disease two years ago. The pain causes her to miss school, she said. Dr. Vanessa Nunes, a medical resident at Howard University Hospital, said she and her husband haven’t been able to have children so far because of the disease.Dr. Hal Lawrence, a North Carolina obstetrician and gynecologist, told the audience of a young lady who had so much pain during her menstrual cycle because of endometriosis, “she actually became uncontrollable.”“(Doctors) thought she had a psychiatric illness,” Lawrence said. “They wanted her to go see a psychiatrist.” After doctors did a thorough examination, they discovered endometriosis had taken over one of the woman’s ovaries, he said, and after removing the endometriosis, her psychosis was cured. Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside the uterus on other parts of the body.  It causes pain, excessive bleeding and can lead to infertility.  It affects girls and women during their most productive years, and can impact all aspects of their lives – school, careers, finances, relationships and overall well-being. Generally, the disease is found in the pelvic cavity. It can attach to any of the female reproductive organs, or any of the spaces between the bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum.  It can also be found also on the bladder, bowel, intestines, appendix or rectum. Dr. James Robinson, director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, talked about symptoms for women to watch.“If you have nose bleeds that happen only when you’re on your period, you’ve got endometriosis in your nasal passages,” Robinson said.Other symptoms that can occur during the menstrual cycle include blindness, bloody coughs and skin rashes.  Unfortunately, many doctors are unclear as to how endometriosis presents itself, he said.“These are things that we have to teach our other doctors that don’t think about women’s health care to start thinking about,” he said.Women may go years without being diagnosed, because they believe symptoms are a normal part of menstruation, the doctors attending the event said. Young girls may see their moms, aunts and other women in their lives go through similar symptoms and think nothing of it, they said. Dr. Kevin Scott Smith, a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, said the important part of curing and managing endometriosis is creating more awareness among men and women. “If we had to create a campaign, it would be called ‘Ask About Endometriosis,’” he told the audience.  “That’s everyone sitting here, that’s every medical student who is going to evaluate a female patient going forward, every resident that’s going to be treating, and telling your friends.”last_img read more

CM begins public meetings at Kaushambi party office

first_imgThe office was flooded with people who had gathered with their complaints and waited eagerly to personally meet the Chief Minister.“I will meet the public on three days in the week for an hour,” said the Chief Minister. “I used to conduct ‘public meetings’ but it was discontinued during the election campaign,” he added. The public meeting was, however, kept low profile and informal without any publicity. Millennium Post was the first to report on February 13 in its report ‘Power, water, primary agenda; no Janata Darbar at Delhi Secretariat’ about changed format of his previous tenure’s ‘Janata Darbar’ as party agreed to learn lessons from its failure. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreThe Kaushambi headquarters of the party in Ghaziabad had a different scene as hundreds thronged the first Janata Darbar. The authorities, who had witnessed chaos and mismanagement during a similar programme during his 49-day tenure in Delhi last year, made elaborate security arrangements. People from various walks of life gathered since early morning as the public meeting was scheduled between 9 am to 11 am. As the district police is providing Z-plus security despite rejection from the newly elected Chief Minister, the entire area was cordoned off by putting barricades on various roads. Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrestedThe people who had gathered had various kinds of problems. Few had job-related issues while others had grievances regarding finance. Still others complained of delay in business due to corruption. Water and power related queries also came up in their complaints. “I, along with 50 female home guards were suspended from duty about 18 months back without giving a proper reason. They said that we would be reinstated for the next five years but the promise has not been kept. Shockingly, services of male guards were redressed while the women were barred from rejoining,” said a 29-year-old woman not wishing to be named.More than two dozen contractual workers of the Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital met Kejriwal and told him that they had been expelled from their jobs around three months back and demanded to be reinstated.last_img read more

June 29 2000 A historic moment for Arcosanti in t

first_imgJune 29, 2000A historic moment for Arcosanti in the Paradoxroom as Ivan and Jeff send the first file over our new Arcosanti computernetwork. Congratulations to the folks who made the network a reality. Specialthanks goes to Lou Dallara who helped Jeff and Ivan with the network during lastweekend’s Alumni Reunion. Photo by: DoctressNeutopialast_img