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first_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News News IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en December 16, 2020 Find out more Related documents rapport_irak_2003-2010_gb-2.pdfPDF – 806.36 KB February 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go further Receive email alerts December 28, 2020 Find out more September 8, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Second targeted killing of a TV presenter in two days IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq News Reporters Without Borders is outraged by today’s murder of Safaa Al-Dine Abdul Hameed, the presenter of the programme “Our Mosques” on provincial TV station Al-Mosuliyah. He was gunned down outside his home in the northern city of Mosul as he was leaving for work this morning.The second targeted killing of a journalist since the announced withdrawal of US combat forces at the end of August, Abdul Hameed’s murder came just one day after Al-Iraqiya TV news presenter Riad Al-Saray was gunned down outside his home in Baghdad.The Iraqi authorities must do everything possible to identify the perpetrators and instigators of these killings and bring them to justice. An exemplary trial is needed in at least one case of a murdered journalist in order to deter the gunmen from continuing to kill and spread terror throughout the country.The government needs to rise to the major challenge of guaranteeing the safety of its citizens, including journalists, who have been particularly exposed to the violence that has raged in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003.Launched in April 2005, Al-Mosuliyah is a privately-owned station providing a satellite TV service for the northern province of Ninawa from Mosul, the provincial capital.Read the report “Iraq War: a heavy death toll for the media, 2003-2010.”last_img read more

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first_imgBeachgoers enjoy sunny September weather on the newly reopened 58th Street Beach in Ocean City. Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.DATE: Wednesday, Sept. 16Machinery shapes the dune line, which currently ends where the southernmost house in Ocean City sits. The dune line will extend another couple hundred feet.PROGRESS: As of Wednesday at 3 p.m., pumping operations were at 59th Street. The beach at 58th Street was back open with the project area just to the south of the beach entrance. A new frontal dune runs in a straight line throughout the entire project area and will continue a few hundred feet past where the homes in Ocean City end as the project comes to a close. Beaches between 37th Street and 58th Street are now complete.WHAT’S NEXT: Work will continue in the area at 59th Street in the final phase of the project. Sand-pumping operations are expected to be complete by Sept. 21. The contractor will take another five to seven days to remove pipeline, clean up and finish dune crossovers. The planting of dune grass is scheduled for November.READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img read more

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first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Dirty RiceA Louisiana favorite, our version of this spicy dish uses whole-grain Wehani rice. Long-grain brown rice also works.Traditionally made with chicken liver, which gives it a “dirty” color, we use healthy lean chicken sausage instead.Recipe Nutrition:Per serving: 291 calories; 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 2 g mono unsaturated fat); 33 mg cholesterol; 48 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 5 g fiber; 632 mg sodium; 318 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (90% daily value), Vitamin A (20% dv).Ingredients:1 1/2 cups Wehani or long-grain brown rice (see Note) Wehani (Lundberg)3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth1 tablespoon peanut oil or canola oil10 ounces cooked chicken andouille or other spicy chicken sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion1 1/4 cups chopped celery1 cup chopped green bell pepper1 cup chopped red bell pepper2 cloves garlic, minced2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/4 teaspoon salt Share Food & DiningLifestyle Dirty Rice. by: – July 18, 2011 32 Views   no discussions Share Directions:Bring rice and broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer at the lowest bubble until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 50 minutes (see Test Kitchen Note). Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.While the rice is standing, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring, until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add onion, celery, green and red bell pepper and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes more. Stir in thyme, cayenne to taste and salt. Stir the sausage mixture into the rice and serve.Note: Developed by Lundberg Family Farms, Wehani is russet-colored, long-grain rice with a pronounced nutty flavor. Unlike other long-grain rice, the grain splits while cooking. Use for pilafs, casseroles or rice salad. Use Bhutanese Red Rice as a substitute; adjust cooking time accordingly. Test Kitchen Note: Perfectly cooked rice is not simple. In fact, it’s something that we struggle with occasionally in the Test Kitchen. To have the most success cooking whole-grain rice, we recommend using a pan with a tight-fitting lid, cooking on your coolest (or simmer) burner and making sure the rice is simmering at the “lowest bubble.” While testing the recipes that use less than 1 cup of dry rice, we found that the cooking time varied greatly depending on what stove we used. Although whole-grain rice usually requires 50 minutes of cooking, we found smaller volumes of rice were sometimes done in as little as 30 minutes (and burned at 50 minutes). So, when cooking a small batch of rice, start checking it after 30 minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn.Recipe source: EatingWell.comlast_img read more

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first_imgSolochek: There have been some pretty interesting moves and millions of dollars spent by Major League Baseball teams in preparation for the 2009 regular season. The worst of them was probably made by the Chicago Cubs in releasing Kerry Wood and bringing in Kevin Gregg from the Florida Marlins.Sure, Gregg had a decent season last year. He had 29 saves with a 3.41 ERA. But he also failed to convert on his other 11 save opportunities and posted a 7-8 record on the season.The right-handed closer was brought to Chicago to compete with young fire-baller Carlos Marmol, who has previously been in the setup role for the Cubs in front of Wood. But with his youth and his ability to strike out batters with a hard fastball and excellent breaking ball, management thought he would finally be ready to take over the closer role.This decision was made at the expense of releasing Wood, who signed with the Cleveland Indians. Last season, Wood had an All-Star year. He made 65 appearances in relief and for save opportunities while posting a 3.26 ERA. He had 34 saves on the year and 84 strikeouts, which helped the Cubs on the road to the 2008 National League Championship.Releasing Wood wasn’t just a poor decision because of his playing abilities. The Cubs organization and fans had a lot invested in Wood. During his debut season as a Cub in 1998, he had a 20-strikeout game on his way to being name NL Rookie of the Year. He was part of the 2003 team that survived to within five outs of the World Series. Most importantly, he remained in Chicago and the fans cheered him on through countless surgeries.So while other teams have released players who have no emotional value associated with the team, Wood did, and that is why his release was a poor decision by the Cubs.Braun: Obviously, Kevin Gregg may have been a pretty bad acquisition, but when you look at the bigger picture, the worst offseason move has to be the Yankees acquiring overrated fire-baller, A.J. Burnett.Unlike Gregg, Burnett did not have a good season last year. Somehow, he managed to win 18 games with an OK Blue Jays squad, but aside from that unreflective statistic, Burnett was rather unimpressive.His ERA was the highest it has ever been in a full season at 4.07. Not exactly worth the five-year, $82-million contract the Yankees gave him at the beginning of free agency.Don’t get me wrong — Burnett is serviceable, but that kind of money belongs to a pitcher who deserves it.Why not do what the Braves did and sign a non-injury prone solid starter in Derek Lowe, who had better overall statistics than Burnett did last season and cost quite a bit less? Why even not give some of the younger guys a shot, especially with CC Sabathia heading the rotation?But really, nothing is new here. The Yankees spent way too much money on mediocre pitching. Just like when the Bronx Bomber signed Carl Pavano (four years, $40 million) or Jaret Wright (three years, $21 million). Like those two, Burnett was overpaid and severely overrated.Oh, and by the way, Pavano and Wright didn’t even perform to the most meager of expectations.Like every MLB offseason, teams make stupid decisions. But unlike most offseasons, the Yankees made some decisions that are simply dumbfounding. While Gregg might have been a poor pickup, at least he didn’t cost $82 million. Not that the Yankees really care.last_img read more

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first_imgEureka >> Come the start of the new school year, there will be a new leader in the Eureka High School athletic department.Omar Khattab, who has been Eureka’s Athletic Director for the past four years, said in an interview the Times-Standard on Tuesday that he will step aside when the 2016-17 academic year ends in June.Khattab, a Los Angeles native who played football at Humboldt State “for a brief little stint,” will continue his roles as Principal at Zoe Barnum High School and the Director …last_img

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first_imgScience published a suite of papers analyzing data from the first MESSENGER spacecraft flyby of Mercury.1  The flyby last January was the first since Mariner 10 visited in the 1970s.  Mariner 10 had left many questions that are now being revisited.  Among the dozen papers and articles, here are three that discuss the most significant discoveries touching on Mercury’s origin and history.Volcanoes:  The volcanoes are officially real.  Mariner had left doubt whether the smooth plains and craters with flattened floors were produced volcanically.  Now, MESSENGER scientists have confirmed numerous cases of intrusive and extrusive volcanism.2  Many impact craters and areas between craters have been flooded with lava.  In addition, small “ghost” craters can be seen in some lava flows.  The volume of lava in some craters is impressive.  Some flooded craters are hundreds of miles wide and 5 km deep.  Grabens and wrinkle ridges subsequent to the eruptions suggest that Mercury’s surface shrank subsequent to the planet’s formation.  Overall, the volcanic evidence on Mercury resembles that of earth’s moon.Craters:  The interpretation of surface age by crater counts has continued to be controversial, reported Strom et al in another paper.3  Crater-counters will need to take into consideration what they said: “Clusters of secondaries, seen in some higher-resolution Mariner 10 images, were presumed to constitute a minor fraction of Mercury’s smaller craters.  MESSENGER images suggest that secondary cratering is much more important than had been thought, as exemplified by the many distinct chains and clusters of craters radiating away from prominent, large, fresh impact craters and basins.”    Additional findings cast more doubt on the assumption that craters signify how old things are.  Some heavily-cratered plains appear much younger than others which presumably formed during a hypothetical Late Heavy Bombardment 3.5 billion years ago.  “In any event, the use of small craters for dating of geological units on Mercury must be done with even greater caution than is needed for other bodies.”  Why?  “Whereas an older unit will tend to have more secondaries on it than a younger unit, there cannot be the one-to-one correspondence of crater density with relative or absolute age (as there is for primary craters) because of the temporally and spatially nonuniform production of secondaries.”  If crater counts are to have any age interpretation, it seems that each planet or moon will have to have its own rules.Magnetic field:  The fact that two rocky planets (Mercury and Earth) have global magnetic fields, and the other two (Venus and Mars) do not remains puzzling.  Mariner 10 “yielded the surprising result that Mercury has a coherent, intrinsic magnetic field,” Anderson et al stated in another paper.4  For a small, ancient, slow-spinning body to maintain a global field, when larger planets do not, is a mystery.  There has not been a statistically significant change in Mercury’s magnetic field strength since 1974.    The field seems predominately dipolar.  How is it produced?  The leading theory suggests a stagnant layer at the top of the outermost molten core, where convection currents might generate a dynamo.  MESSENGER measurements are “consistent” with this view.  The field produces a sizeable magnetosphere, which was analyzed by Slavin et al.5  Mercury is unique in having a double magnetopause and multiple current sheets: “This double MP signature had not been observed previously at Mercury or any other planetary magnetosphere,” they said.  Perhaps the reason is Mercury’s unusual proximity to the sun and the solar wind.  The magnetosphere is immersed in a cloud of comet-like planetary ions that influence the field’s shape and behavior.    The MESSENGER press release said, “Researchers have been puzzled by Mercury’s field since its iron core should have cooled long ago and stopped generating magnetism.  Some researchers have thought that the field may have been a relic of the past, frozen in the outer crust.”  The fact that the field remains dipolar rules that out, and “supports the view that we’re seeing a modern dynamo.”  If so, the core is not solid as it should be for a small planet after billions of years.MESSENGER’s next flyby is October 6.  After another flyby September 29, 2009, the spacecraft reaches orbit around Mercury on March 18, 2011.  The MESSENGER home page contains details on the mission and science goals, along with a gallery and summary of findings (see the July 3 press release).  Popular reports were posted on National Geographic and Space.com.1.  Solomon et al, “Return to Mercury: A Global Perspective on MESSENGER’s First Mercury Flyby,” Science, 4 July 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5885, pp. 59-62, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159706.2.  Head et al, “Volcanism on Mercury: Evidence from the First MESSENGER Flyby,” Science, 4 July 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5885, pp. 69-72, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159256.3.  Strom et al, “Mercury Cratering Record Viewed from MESSENGER’s First Flyby,” Science, 4 July 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5885, pp. 79-81, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159317.4.  Anderson et al, “The Structure of Mercury’s Magnetic Field from MESSENGER’s First Flyby,” Science, 4 July 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5885, pp. 82-85, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159081.5.  Slavin et al, “Mercury’s Magnetosphere After MESSENGER’s First Flyby,” Science, 4 July 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5885, pp. 85-89, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159040.Interpretations are a dime a dozen, but raw data from distant places are worth their weight in gold.  We’ve seen a remarkable paradigm shift about crater count dating (09/25/2007, 10/20/2005).  Space.com delivered the usual assumption: “Scientists will also be able to use variations in crater density across the surface to date the sequence of geological events,” it piped; “‘The longer a surface sits out there, the more cratered’ it becomes, Solomon explained, so more cratered surfaces should be older formations.”  Should be and Are are different words.  If scientists cannot infer absolute or relative dates, they cannot infer ages much at all.  You just saw them admit that secondary cratering went from minor to major concern, and greater caution must be used in interpreting crater ages.  This implies that they were not cautious before when they made bold pronouncements about how old Mercury was.  Their readers should therefore exercise even greater caution.    Don’t expect observations of remnant volcanism to provide any stronger evidence for hidden epochs of time.  A lot can happen in a short time if the conditions are right.  The presence of ghost craters hints that very little time elapsed from the point eruptions began and craters were emplaced.  The only ones who need an old, old Mercury are the evolutionists.  The solar system is exempt from the requirements of their world view.(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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first_imgScience journals and mainstream science reporters take leftism for granted so instinctively, they aren’t even aware they do it.It’s important to know where the Darwin-saturated media are coming from politically. Name any position on any political issue, and you will find the same evolutionists taking far-left positions. Here are a few recent examples on matters of life and death.Dr Bergman’s book explains the rise of eugenics from Britain to America to Nazi GermanyEliminating injustice imposed by the death penalty (Phys.org). Views on capital punishment can divide conservatives as well as liberals, but which political persuasion is likely to use “Black Lives Matter” as an authoritative source? In this piece from the University of Chicago, it’s not hard to tell where they are coming from. “In ‘Black Lives Matter and the Call for Death Penalty Abolition,’ published in Ethics, Michael Cholbi and Alex Madva defend the central arguments of the Black Lives Matter movement’s abolitionist stance on capital punishment.” Questions of unequal application of capital punishment deserve to be addressed, but shouldn’t scholars use more scholarly sources? David Horowitz says that “Black Lives Matter was created actually by three Maoists—literally—and is embraced by the Democratic Party” (FrontPageMag.com video). Remember that Phys.org presents itself as a ‘science’ site. Is that the right venue to promote a leftist political movement? And yet when you look at the history of scientific racism, as Jerry Bergman documents in his book The Darwin Effect, it was rooted in evolutionism.Before reading the next articles, watch the videos at AbortionProcedures.com, especially the first one on D&E.Report: Abortion is safe but barriers reduce quality of care (Medical Xpress). Hardly any issue today divides liberals and conservatives more sharply than abortion. Most of the time, in our reporting experience, the secular ‘science’ sites take the most extreme pro-abortion stance, and they do it instinctively, without even being apparently aware they are doing it. This article is a case in point: instinctively, Lauran Neergaard, who wrote it, thinks that restrictions on abortion are automatically bad. She stresses the safety of abortion (certainly not safe for the baby!) while bemoaning the poor women who face delays for various reasons. This article could have been written by Planned Parenthood as a fund raiser to fight conservatives.Mississippi imposes 15-week abortion ban; nation’s toughest (Medical Xpress). This article by Jeff Amy and Sarah Mearhoff is a little more balanced, giving mention to both opponents and defenders of Missouri’s new law. The underlying bias, however, is clear. Greatest coverage is given to the opponents:The state is bracing for immediate lawsuits. Abortion rights advocates say the law is unconstitutional because it limits abortion before fetuses can live outside the womb. The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic in Jackson opposes the law and has pledged to sue.“We certainly think this bill is unconstitutional,” said Katherine Klein, equality advocacy coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi. “The 15-week marker has no bearing in science. It’s just completely unfounded and a court has never upheld anything under the 20-week viability marker.“After that, Amy and Mearhoff only mention two organizations that support the bill, and give them one quote. The damage, however, was already done with the loaded words rights, unconstitutional, no bearing in science, unfounded, and fetus (instead of baby). The impression is that abortion is supported by science, but opposed by the clueless on how safe and good it is.New report examines scientific evidence on safety and quality of abortion care in US (Science Daily). Can any practice on a human being be more ghastly than dilation and evacuation? Look how this article treats it. Written again as if it could have been a fund-raising letter for Planned Parenthood, it defends abortion in cold, clinical terms. The bad guys in the story are not the abortionists, but the conservatives who try to defend human lives about to be ripped apart:Abortion-specific regulations in many states create barriers to safe and effective care. These regulations may prohibit qualified providers from performing abortions, misinform women of the risks of the procedures they are considering, or require medically unnecessary services and delay care, the report says. Examples of these policies include mandatory waiting periods, pre-abortion ultrasound, and a separate in-person counseling visit. Some states require abortion providers to provide women with written or verbal information suggesting that abortion increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer or mental illness, despite the lack of valid scientific evidence of increased risk.“Safe and effective care”? This writing could be used as a case study on sophistry. To see why, imagine a similar article being written in 1780 to explain to Parliament why slavery is safe and effective, and then complains about those people like Wilberforce who set up ‘barriers’ to the economically-vital practice. Wilberforce wanted to show members of Parliament what it was really like on the slave ships, but he was staunchly opposed. In the same way, pro-abortionists oppose ultrasound because they don’t want women to see the life that is inside them. When people on the street say they are pro-choice, then watch a demonstration of dilation and evacuation, many quickly change their minds. They had no idea it was that awful (see Live Action video).To conservatives, this article is ghastly, but it gets a free nod in this “science daily” site. No debate allowed. Abraham Lincoln must be rolling over in his grave at the concluding paragraph:The study was sponsored by the Grove Foundation, The JPB Foundation, Packard Foundation, Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation, Tara Health Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. They operate under an 1863 congressional charter to the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President Lincoln.This is standard fare for the mainstream media science sites. To get a conservative point of view, one must go to conservative sites, like WND (e.g., “Horrible development: Abortions based on chromosomes”), or Prager University (hear Lila Rose tell about Planned Parenthood’s lies and deceptions).Darwin was a leftist, and so were his disciples, like Huxley, Galton, H.G. Wells, Karl Pearson, Havelock Ellis, Margaret Sanger, and numerous others through the 20th century and into the 21st (see Dr Bergman’s book The Darwin Effect for numerous references and quotes). People need to see Darwin+leftism as a package deal. You can’t be a conservative and be a Darwinist (a consistent one, at least). If you are pro-life, you are anti-Darwin. If you are pro-religious liberty, you must fight the Darwin Lobby as one of your worst enemies. If you care about science, you must expose the Darwin racket of just-so storytelling as a sham masking a political agenda.Big Science and Big Academia don’t have to be this way. One could imagine balance and open debate, the way the university was meant to be. Academia became lopsided to the left because Darwinists are intolerant bigots. Marxist-Leninist totalitarians that they are, they weep and plead for fairness (like they did at the Scopes trial) until they get power. Then they kick everyone else out and call them stupid, ignorant and behind the times. Then they set up rules that prevent debate. Don’t believe it? Read Dr Matti Leisola’s new book Heretic, where he documents case after case of that kind of behavior.Desperate times call for desperate measures. We must laugh harder at their phony ‘science’ that they use to support their worldview. That will blow on the bottom floor of Darwin’s House of Cards.(Visited 393 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has expressed his thanks to Manchester United’s supporters after receiving a warm welcome upon his return to the club on Tuesday.Former United star Ronaldo – who won three Premier League titles and a Champions League medal with the club – was back in Manchester as Juventus outclassed the Red Devils at Old Trafford.Ronaldo was involved in Paulo Dybala’s winner, sending in a right-wing cross that found the forward off a combination of Chris Smalling and Juan Cuadrado. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! He almost had a goal for himself too on what was his second return to Old Trafford, with David de Gea’s magnificent save stopping his right-footed drive towards the top corner.And though Ronaldo and Juventus silenced the home crowd, who had little to cheer as Jose Mourinho’s men failed to find their footing against the Serie A giants, the home fans gave their former hero an ovation at the end of the night.As he walked off the pitch, having already posed for a photograph with a pitch invader, Ronaldo was applauded by those Red Devils supporters that had stayed inside the ground to salute their former hero.And it was appreciated by the Portuguese, who also claimed the Ballon d’Or during a hugely successful six years with United before making the move to Real Madrid in 2009.”An important victory in a very emotional match for me. It was great playing at Old Trafford again,” he wrote on Instagram and social media.”Thanks to all the fans for the reception and support.”Juve’s victory saw Ronaldo and his team-mates make it three wins from as many matches in Group H to sit five points clear of United.The Italian side are four points clear at the top of the Serie A table too, and return to league action with clashes against Empoli and Cagliari before the visit of United to Turin on November 7.United, meanwhile, are back in Premier League action over the weekend when they face Everton at Old Trafford as they look to improve on their current 10th-place position in the table.last_img read more

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“Everybody thought I was combative, thought I was, you know, being aggressive,” Brown said of what the officers claimed of the incident despite the video showing he was not confrontational. “I get mad every time I watch it, you know, ’cause I was defenseless, pretty much.” The 24-year-old’s lawyer, Mark Thomsen, said his client wants the city of Milwaukee to admit wrongdoing. If not, the case will be fought in court. That Brown may not take the payout should come as no surprise, as Thomsen said it’s about more than money. The settlement offer had been approved on Wednesday by the Common Council in a closed session. Now, the clock is ticking as Brown must decide whether to accept it in 14 days, TMJ4 reported. “I fully anticipate that any settlement that doesn’t include an admission that they violated Mr. Brown’s civil rights will go nowhere,” Thomsen told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We can’t heal in this city without that.” By May 2018, body camera footage of the incident was released. “I think what people overlook and forget is that the city had the video and sat on it,” he told TMJ4. “It was months, and during that time, his name was trashed on the internet.” No charges were filed against Brown, and three officers faced suspensions that ranged from just two days up to 15 days. Remedial professional communications training was ordered for eight other officers, The Associated Press reported. More than a year after Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city and local police over claims he was unlawfully and forcefully arrested, the city has approved a $400,000 settlement offer, but his attorney says that may not spell the end of their battle. The compensation proposal is for a lawsuit Brown filed last June alleging that police stunned him with a Taser outside a local Walgreens on Jan. 26, 2018, when he did not immediately do as told and remove his hands from his pockets. The encounter began with one officer confronting Brown over the athlete illegally parking in an accessible parking space. In the suit, Brown alleged one of the officers involved later mockingly tweeted of the NBA player, “Nice meeting Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks at work this morning! Lol#FearTheDeer.” Brown opened up about the police confrontation on “Good Morning America” last year, saying he “felt like it was unnecessary” that backup officers arrived on the scene. He said he filed a civil suit to “draw attention to it and … be that voice and try to help as many people as I can in this situation.” read more

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first_imgBorussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho has thanked the club for the first team opportunities he has gotten since joining in the summer of 2017.The newly capped England international signed for Dortmund from Manchester City last year citing a lack of first-team opportunities with the Citizens for his decision to leave England.The teenager expressed his gratitude for being afforded “opportunities at such a young age” after helping Bundesliga league leaders Borussia Dortmund move three points clear with a 4-0 win over VfB Stuttgart.The 18-year-old has repaid the club’s faith by hitting the ground running in impressive fashion in the 2018/19 campaign. Despite making just two starts, Sancho has had a hand in eight goals in as many games in the Bundesliga this season.After opening the scoring in Saturday’s victory, the Manchester City academy product underlined what Dortmund opening the door to regular first-team football means to him.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“Honestly, them giving me opportunities at such a young age, I just have to thank the club and all my family that have been behind me from the start,” Sancho told bundesliga.Playing regular first-team football is exactly why the rising star decided to blaze a trail by leaving Manchester City to join Dortmund at the age of 17.City boss, Pep Guardiola was convinced he had a bright future, but Sancho was desperate to demonstrate that he was ready to play more regularly rather than get stocked playing with the reserves.Lucien Favre’s Dortmund dared to do what City didn’t, and the teenage sensation is repaying their faith in droves.last_img read more

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