Workers World Party Bay Area members joined Anti Police-Terror Project and International Longshore Workers Union Local 10 representatives on June 2 in front of the Solano County Courthouse in Fairfield, Calif. They were there to support the family of Angel Rico Ramos, who are demanding that the Solano County Coroner’s office release the autopsy report concerning the police killing of their 21-year-old family member.Ramos would have turned 22 on June 3, but was shot and killed by a Vallejo police officer on the evening of Jan. 23, as he stood on the second-floor deck of a house during a party. The initial police report claimed he was attempting to stab another young man, but the alleged victim and other witnesses assert that Ramos was unarmed.The protesting group held space at the Solano County Courthouse for three hours until 1:23 p.m. in remembrance of the Jan. 23 date of Ramos’ murder.Ramos’ relatives and community advocates have repeatedly requested a copy of the autopsy report, which would provide proof of the officer’s wrongdoing. But it was once again not released on June 2. However, the Ramos’ family and their supporters alerted the coroner’s office that they would continue to protest in greater numbers until the autopsy report is released.Community members and anti-police brutality activists are concerned about the high level of police killings in Solano County, and they vow to continue demonstrating their opposition to this terror. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The Notre Dame Gymnastics Club, although smaller than it has been in the past, concluded a successful season of competition at the national level. This year the club sent 17 students — three men and 14 women — to compete in nationals, where the team took second place and some students placed individually in events. Senior Abigail Whalen, the former co-president of club, said the meet was a three-day event with various stages.“This year nationals were held in Daytona Beach, Florida,” Whalen said. “It’s designed to be an inclusive meet, so we have people compete — from those who have never done gymnastics until college, to former D1 gymnasts.”The team geared up for finals with practices during the school year off campus at a gymnastics facility in Mishawaka.“We practice off campus at Gymnastics Michiana in Mishawaka.The gym is run and owned by a Notre Dame alumni and their family. He was actually a member of the gymnastics team when he was here,” Whalen said.Jennifer Indelicato, a first year graduate student, has participated in the club for the past five years. She said practices tend to be open, as many of those on the team have prior experience with the sport. “For first semester we usually try and go once or twice a week and then second semester I think we pretty much always went twice a week for a few hours. It all kind of depended on everyone’s schedule,” Indelicato said. “We had to carpool over to Gymnastics Michiana and then just open-gym style practice, just work on whatever events you’re competing.”Indelicato said that the nationals event, run by the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Club, gave out both individual and team scores. “So for nationals this year, the way it worked was we competed in all the event, but not every person competed for every event. So the top-three scores for each event were counted toward the team score,” Indelicato said. “So when they do [individual] awards they’ll do “top-six on vault’ or ‘top-six on bars’ and then the ‘all-around’ is from all the events combined for each person, and then they’ll have the team score.”Though the club is now fairly small, consisting of roughly 20 members, the club has been around for a while, recently celebrating their 40-year anniversary. Whalen said the club used to be larger, and has a robust alumni network. “In the 1990s our club was actually really, really large,” Whalen said. “It was predominantly a mens team actually, but had routinely won nationals. And so for a lot of the older alumni who follow our Facebook page, we had my sophomore year … a 40-year reunion and a lot of alumni came back to campus. So they’re really invested in seeing our team.”However, the 20 or so members that make up the club now mark a significant expansion from four or five years ago, when Whalen and Indelicato said only a couple people went to nationals. Whalen said the recent growth contributed to the club’s success this year.“Last year the club really exploded. We got a lot of young freshmen — now sophomores — [and] some really good talent who are coming up and will be here for several more years to continue the team,” Whalen said. “We had underclassmen who were very strong, who had competed at their high school or have done club for most of their life. So we had a pretty well-rounded women’s team and some very strong men’s team representation as well.”One of these students, sophomore Brittany Keane-Murphy, placed individually in several events.“We placed second as a team, but I qualified individually for all-around, bars and floor. I placed second all-around, second on floor and fourth on bars,” Keane-Murphy said. She said though it helps to have a background in the sport, a lot of gymnastics is mental. “Starting later is always harder because you’re older, everything hurts more and all that. But it’s not so much difficult to get into,” she said. “Gymnastics is a very, very mental sport. Ask any gymnast, it’s like 80% mental and only 20% physical for like all the skills. So once you get past that fear of doing something, the technique and the strength and all that is easy.” Though it’s a relatively small sport, varsity gymnastics is very competitive and selective. Keane-Murphy said this means that club competition is also very competitive. “A lot of people who don’t make their varsity teams will join their club teams, so you get some really high level people in the club teams,” Keane-Murphy said. The club provides a way for those interested in gymnastics to compete and practice their skills, as well as a place and groups of people to do that with, bringing together students from across the tri-campus community. “It’s really connected me into the St. Mary’s and Holy Cross communities. We have gymnastes from all three universities, which is pretty rare,” Whalen said. “It’s given me a different set of friends and a different place to blow off stress.”Tags: Gymnastics club, National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs, tri-campus community
“He’s a very dangerous front player that makes the team even stronger,” Koeman said. “He will give us very good competition between the strikers, that will be important for next season. “If Jay can have a good pre-season, we have a new player in our team and that is fantastic news. “He was part of the sessions this week. We are waiting for confirmation about an Under-21 game against Manchester city at home next Tuesday. “He will be part of that, maybe in the second half, and then after that there is a possibility to take Jay with the squad to the Man City game. “It will be nice for everybody because that will mean he is back but it is too early to make that kind of decision, we have to wait.” Rodriguez capped his return to action by signing a four-year contract on Tuesday and the club are increasingly optimistic Nathaniel Clyne will soon follow suit. Clyne, who has been linked with a summer move to Manchester United, recently changed his agent and Southampton chief executive Les Reed said on Monday that negotiations had since progressed. Press Association Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes Jay Rodriguez’s long-awaited return from injury will be like having a new player at the club next season. Rodriguez has not played since rupturing his anterior cruciate knee ligament against Manchester City in April 2014 but the 25-year-old is back in training and on course to play against Manuel Pellegrini’s side on the final day of the campaign. Saturday’s match at home to Aston Villa is likely to come too soon for the striker but Saints hope he can feature in an Under-21 fixture, also against Manchester City, next week. “As Les already mentioned, the feeling is good that we can keep Clyney in the club,” Koeman said. “But it is still left to do the signature of the player and we hope that will be next week. “The feeling is very positive but the reason we have to wait a little more time is because he changed his agent.” Southampton host Aston Villa this weekend, hoping to strengthen their bid for Europa League football next season. They are currently seventh in the table, which will be enough to qualify if Arsenal win the FA Cup, but are under pressure from Swansea, who now sit only a point behind after beating the Gunners on Monday. “To finish in sixth I think we need at least four points from the last two games,” Koeman said. “It was a great result for Swansea (against Arsenal), they are having a fantastic season like we are. “It means there is maybe even more pressure for everyone on Saturdays’ game but it is a home game and we need a win. “It’s all about us, not about Swansea, if we win they can’t pass us in the table. It’s up to us.” Saints midfielder James Ward-Prowse is available again after serving a one-match ban but Morgan Schneiderlin (knee) and Dusan Tadic (groin) are still injured.
No. 2 Penn State was just too much for Wisconsin to handle, as the Nittany Lions won the match in straight sets at the Field House.[/media-credit]Wisconsin volleyball head coach Pete Waite knew this weekend, the opening weekend in Big Ten play, would be difficult. He hoped, however, that his young team could rise to the challenge.Although the Badgers (11-2, 0-2) fought hard against both Ohio State (13-2, 1-1) Friday night and Penn State (11-2, 1-1) yesterday afternoon, they were not able to pick up a conference win after starting the season with a perfect 11-0 record.“In the Big Ten, you say this is a big week because every week is a big week,” Waite said. “It’s so strong that every win you can get is huge for the conference race and the NCAA tournament.”In front of two of its biggest crowds of the season, the Badgers succumbed to defeat against the No. 25 Buckeyes and No. 2 Nittany Lions.The Badgers fought especially hard Friday night against Ohio State, losing 3-2 in five sets (15-25, 25-16, 23-25, 25-23, 11-15). Wisconsin led midway through the fifth game before Buckeye libero Sarah Mignin went on an extended serving streak to put the Buckeyes ahead for good. Mignin had a similar streak late in game two which brought the Buckeyes back after trailing by as many as seven points.Some miscommunication occurred when two Wisconsin players let the ball drop just outside the eight-foot-line for an Ohio State point late in game five. Senior Allison Wack and freshman Annemarie Hickey gave hesitant looks to each other as they both watched the ball fall to the ground.The play proved to be a huge momentum swing in the set as the Buckeyes closed out the match just moments later.Wack put the blame on herself and admitted a senior leader needs to take control in that situation.“That was just hesitation, I think it was mostly me,” Wack said. “I just thought [Hickey] was going, she thought I was going. I just need to be loud and take it.”Wack, playing in her last Big Ten home opener, showed emotion and remorse immediately following the game.“I mean we had it, we were right there, so there was obviously a little regret of just missing some things and being a little hesitant,” Wack said.Ultimately, Ohio State’s height upfront proved to be too much for Wisconsin’s middle blockers.Mariah Booth and Allie Schwarzwalder, the last two Big Ten defensive players of the week, led the Buckeyes to 12 team blocks. Despite strong efforts from both Wack and freshman Elise Walch, the Badgers were never quite able to find rhythm on offense.The strong blocking effort was especially crucial in the match-deciding fifth game, though the lineup on the floor stayed the same.“I don’t know if they made any special adjustments, I think every set was slightly different inside or outside, and the block was able to set up different ways,” Waite said. “You know it’s a big athletic block out there so they did get a few blocks towards the end of the sets and it made a difference, but our hitters can respond and at times they can.”A rough loss for the Badgers, but a strong morale victory for the team that they hoped would result in momentum for their Sunday showdown with the three time defending national champion Penn State team.Welcoming the Lady Lions to the Fieldhouse yesterday afternoon, the Badgers showed they can compete with a team of their stature but were ultimately swept 3-0 (16-25, 17-25, 21-25).The silver lining for the Badgers was improving their point total in each set, but at times, the Badgers looked overmatched, hesitant and timid against the highest ranked team they’ve played all year.The losses were difficult to endure, but coach Waite and the team vowed to put this weekend behind them and continue to compete.“We always focus on one match, and that’s all you can do in any sport,” Waite said.
Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO July 13, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 FTSE listed betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has announced that it has partnered with industry workplace diversity program ‘All-in Diversity Project’, as the company seeks to lead the sector in employee equality and inclusion directives.The All-in Diversity Project is an industry-driven, not-for-profit initiative which aims to deliver new benchmark and best practices for diversity in the global betting and gaming sectors.A key industry initiative for All-in Diversity Project, will see the program become a primary resource for all data relating to diversity and inclusion across the sector. The All-in Diversity Project aims to measure and facilitate an open and objective discussion about diversity across the entire industry on a global scaleKelly KehnKelly Kehn, Co-Founder of the All-in Diversity Project, says: “We established the All-in Diversity Project because we believe the industry itself has a role to play in improving how we do business. We believe the best way to push the industry forward, is to create the tool for all businesses globally to use in benchmarking their own diversity initiatives.”As a founding partner PPB leadership states that it help All-in Diversity, reach its project goals promoting higher standards for diversity across the betting sectorChristina Thakor-Rankin“In March 2017, we launched our first D&I group – Fair Game – the objectives of Fair Game are to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce,” says Sally Cairns, Chief People Officer at Paddy Power Betfair. “We believe that the business case for a more inclusive culture goes far beyond the bottom line. We believe that teams with a range of rich and diverse perspectives increase their performance ability when it comes to problem solving, innovation and decision making which produce better products for customers.”While gender diversity is a hot topic for many sectors right now, according to fellow Co-Founder Christina Thakor-Rankin: “The All-In Diversity project is not about pushing quotas or agendas. It’s about acknowledging that the expectations and aspirations of the next generation of employees and customers is very different to ours, and understanding that if this industry is to be able to attract and retain the employees and customers of the future it needs to start making changes now.” Submit Share AIDP adds two new global advisors August 12, 2020
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited concluded a very successful first year of its Drive One 4 UR School and Drive One 4 UR Community programs in Canada. The programs, which began in April, raised a total of $460,180 to date benefitting more than 158 schools and community organizations across Canada. Through this initiative, B.C. community members had the opportunity to raise up to $6,000 for each local school and community organization that participated by test driving a Ford or Lincoln vehicle during 25 one-day events across the region in 2010. Ford of Canada and B.C. dealerships, who pledged $20 for every person from a unique household who test drove a 2010 Ford or Lincoln vehicle at Drive One 4 UR School and Community events, donated a total of $52,620 for local schools and community organizations this year.“We are very proud of the impact that this program has had in communities across British Columbia,” said Gerald Wood, general manager, Ford of Canada Western Region. “We were able to help a number of schools and community organizations in 2010, and based on the terrific response and positive outcomes for these groups, we’re pleased to continue this program in 2011.”Local participants in 2010 included the Castlegar Rebels hockey team, which raised $6,000, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, which raised $6,000 for youth hockey, and the Trail Smoke Eaters, which raised $4,000. Ford and Lincoln dealers across B.C. are looking forward to building on this success in 2011 for local schools and organizations in need.“During a tough economy, school and community fundraising is hit particularly hard,” said Herb Amaral, Crewchief for AM Ford. “Our dealership held five events this year and we were thrilled and touched to see so many people come out and support each event.”Ford of Canada’s Drive One 4 UR School and Community programs, in conjunction with local dealerships, will continue to partner with eligible schools and community organizations to raise money in 2011.This article is a press release from Ford Canada.
MIchael Crawford continues to shine after returning to the Green and White following a mid-season hiatus, scoring three goals and adding an assists for a four-point game.The 6-foot, 160-pound Penticton sniper has 13 points since returning to Nelson, including four goals in the past two games.Matt MacDonald, Austin Lindsay, Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap, Michael Rand and Tyler Fyfe also scored for Nelson.Josh Gladman, Mitchell Pearson and Matt Lucero replied for Grand Forks, which trailed 4-0 and 5-1 after the first and second periods, respectively.Nelson, finishing fourth in the Murdoch Division, takes on defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first round of the playoffs beginning Friday in Fruitvale.Game two is set for Saturday (February 21) at the Hawks Nest before the series shifts to Nelson for Games three and four, (Monday) Feburary 23 and (Tuesday) February 24.If necessary, the final three games of the series would be played February 26 (Beaver Valley), Feburary 27 (Nelson) and February 28 (Beaver Valley). The Nelson Leafs conclude what has been a trying Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season on the pond Sunday at the NDCC Arena against the Castlegar Rebels.Puck drop at the NDCC Arena is 2:30 p.m.Nelson enters the contest against the West Kootenay rivals after pounding Grand Forks Border Bruins 8-3 Friday in the Boundary City.
An Garda Siochana are holding an event to launch several new neighbourhood watches in Letterkenny later this monthThe launch starts at 7pm at the Mount Errigal Hotel on May 23.The following schemes will be launched on the night. Tara CourtHazelbrook CrescentGlenwood ParkArd O’DonnellHawthorn HeightsManorview ParkGuest speakers will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served.Residents of all the above areas are invited to attend.New Letterkenny neighbourhood watch scheme to be launched was last modified: May 15th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Matt Breida’s 49ers career officially began roughly 49 miles north of where he’ll be playing Sunday in Tampa.Go back about 1 1/2 years and you’ll find Breida in his Spring Hill hometown, fielding calls from NFL teams during the draft. None drafted him. But the 49ers kept calling and won him over.“You get that gut feeling that this was the right decision to make,” Breida recalled this week. “I’m happy I …
A man in a coma 19 years has regained some brain function, surprising scientists. Terry Wallis is relearning how to count and speak, and thinks Ronald Reagan is still president. The story of his remarkable recovery has been reported widely in the news (see Fox News) and was featured on both [email protected] and Science Now. What was surprising was that “his brain slowly regrew the nerve connections that were devastated as a result of his accident,” said Michael Hopkin for [email protected], forcing neurologists to reconsider the dogma that hopes for recovery decrease over time. Although scientists caution against raising hopes for other patients, the case of Terry Wallis shows that the idea that there are hopeless cases may need to be reconsidered. Most of the reports claimed that patients in a persistent vegetative state (PVS), such as that alleged in the highly-publicized case of Terry Schiavo, are in a different category than that of Wallis. [email protected] ended, however, with a surprise finding even for PVS patients:Neurologists are reluctant to declare that PVS, the condition at the centre of the controversial debate over US sufferer Terri Schiavo, can ever be truly permanent. Earlier this year, researchers made the bizarre discovery that some PVS patients could be roused with a simple sleeping pill (see ‘Sleeping pills offer wake-up call to vegetative patients’).A report on World Net Daily says that Terry Wallis is able to tell jokes and, according to his father, “seems almost exactly like his old self.”The brain’s capacity to repair itself may be more remarkable than realized. The ScienceNow article stated, “the brain regions that survived Wallis’s accident forged new connections, perhaps in an attempt to re-establish contact with regions that were damaged.” It’s remarkable how much of his memory remained intact during nearly two decades out of touch with reality. This should give medical care professionals and family members pause when tempted to think a comatose patient is beyond hope. It also raises questions why a brain would try to repair itself, if reproductive success is the be-all and end-all of natural selection.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0