In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is seen during an NBA basketball game in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s city attorney said officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on Bucks’ player during his arrest over a parking violation in January — a direct contradiction to the police chief and mayor, who condemned the officers’ actions.The city attorney’s assertion comes in response to a lawsuit Brown filed in June alleging that officers targeting him because he is black and that their use of force was unwarranted. Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Brown and in May announced that 11 of the officers involved in the rookie guard’s arrest were disciplined or retrained.But city attorney Grant Langley said in a court filing in federal court Friday night that Brown was at least partially to blame for what happened on Jan. 26 during his encounter with police outside a Walgreens at around 2 a.m.“The injuries and damages sustained by the plaintiff, if any, were caused in whole or in part by their own acts or omissions,” the court filing reads.The Journal Sentinel reported that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was surprised by the city attorney’s response, saying Saturday that he wasn’t briefed on it before it was filed.“I think it’s counterproductive for anybody to turn up the heat with rhetoric like this,” Barrett said. “I’m trying to bring respect throughout the entire community, and I’m going to continue to do that.”The Milwaukee Police Department did not respond to a request for an interview with the chief, the newspaper reported. Brown’s attorney, Mark Thomsen, said he wouldn’t comment until Monday.Brown had been talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegally parking in a disabled spot outside the Walgreens when officers took him down because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets as ordered. Brown had been cooperative with officers and never appeared to threaten police before or during his arrest, according to police body-camera videos . He was never charged for the parking violation.
In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, footballs sit on the turf ready for kick-off before the start of an NCAA football game between South Carolina and North Carolina State in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)A diversity study finds that White men still “overwhelmingly” fill leadership positions at top-level college sports programs and conferences, leaving a “consistent underrepresentation of women and people of color” in those roles.The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida finds only a slight improvement in racial and gender hiring for positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools. The study examined positions that include university presidents or chancellors, athletic directors, faculty athletics representatives, conference commissioners and football coaching staffs.The overall grade was a D after the study examined data from the start of the 2018-19 season, combining a C grade for racial hiring and an F in gender hiring.“In our graduate program or any graduate program in the country — or even in an undergraduate program — a student with those grades wouldn’t be in school any longer,” said Richard Lapchick, the institute’s director and the lead report author. “They would be tossed out of the school on probation or even suspended. It just underlines the unacceptability of these numbers.”NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn didn’t immediately return an email for comment Wednesday afternoon.The study found that 337 of 395 leadership positions in the study (about 85 percent) were held by Whites, a slight decrease from 86.6 percent reported in the 2017 study. And White men predominantly held those positions, making up 73 percent of college presidents or chancellors and nearly 77 percent of athletic directors at 130 FBS schools.The study also noted that White men hold nine of 10 FBS conference commissioner positions.By comparison, there are 22 women working as presidents or chancellors (about 17 percent), with only five of those being women of color, according to the study. There are 12 women working as FBS athletics directors, and all but two — UNLV’s Desiree Reed-Francois and Virginia’s Carla Williams — from that small group are White.Carla Williams, center, speaks with university officials before a news conference announcing her appointment as the Athletic Director for the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Williams is the first African-American female Athletic Director at a Power 5 school. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)Still, Lapchick said, the hiring of three women as athletic directors and another as an interim AD in the past year offered “the only encouraging news in this particular report” — which he called “a lot of bad news.”“Progress has been glacial,” he said.The number of head football coaches of color remained similar to last year, going from 17 to 19. White men made up 62.4 percent of assistant football coach positions for a sport in which 54.3 percent of the players are Black.Lapchick supports the creation of what he calls the Eddie Robinson Rule — named after the late longtime Grambling coach — that would follow the lead of the NFL’s Rooney Rule requiring teams to interview a diverse group of candidates for open positions.“For me the factor that really could start to bring about change is athletes becoming outspoken,” Lapchick said.“I think we’re going to start to see student-athletes at the college level, as well as professional athletes, saying: why aren’t there more head coaches or athletic directors who are African-American or Latino or Asian-American or whatever the case may be — why don’t they look more like those of us that are on the playing field? I think their voice is going to become a potentially powerful voice.”___More AP college football: http://apnews.com/tag/collegefootball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25___Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap
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“Good thing we shot the ball in the first quarter and that gave us the cushion that we needed in the fourth.”Ateneo had a 59-48 lead late in the third quarter but the Green Archers managed to cut it to one, 63-62, heading into the fourth after mounting a 14-4 run.Nieto had a team-high 16 points to go along with two steals for the Blue Eagles while Anton Asistio added 14 points, 12 of which came from beyond the arc.Ricci Rivero led the Green Archers with 19 points while Mbala had an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo pulled off a first round sweep after taking down defending champion La Salle, 76-75, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles exacted revenge from last season’s championship round to finish the first half of the tournament with a 7-0 record while the Green Archers slipped to 5-2.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Matt Nieto came through in the clutch for Ateneo tapping away Kib Montalbo’s inbound pass before hitting two free throws to win the game with 3.9 seconds leftMontalbo threw a last-second heave that was way off.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAteneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said his team was fortunate enough that they had a good start. The Eagles led, 28-16, after the first period before the Archers attempted several rallies and almost took the victory.“There were times that La Salle looked like they wanted it more, especialy in the second and third quarters and it became a grind in the fourth,” said Arespacochaga. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. How to help the Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ UP suffers big blow with injury to Manzo in loss to NU Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments
The recent killing of a jaguar, Guyana’s national animal, has gone viral on social media and has grabbed the attention of Government which has launched an investigation into the incident.A photo of the dead jaguar began circulating on social media earlier this week and has since sparked debates and awareness about the need to protect this endangered species of animal.From all indications, based on the post, the animal was killed during a hunting trip. But it is against the law to hunt and kill an animal which falls under the protection of the law.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman said on Wednesday that he is extremely disturbed by the issue and has since advised that an investigation be launched into the matter.The jaguar that was allegedly the victim of trophy hunting“Even though wildlife management comes under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Wildlife Authority, I have sent the photograph to the head of our Compliance Division and asked him to investigate because I am very disturbed by it,” he explained.Trotman said he is totally against any form of trophy hunting. “If you hunt to eat I can accept that but when it comes to killing so that you can feel good, I am very bothered about it,” while explaining that the animal also holds a very major importance to the country.The jaguar, Guyana‘s national animal, is protected by the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act 2016. According to the legislation, collecting, holding in captivity, hunting, killing, or otherwise molesting ‘protected’ species is prohibited.Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Panthera Corporation, aimed at conserving the Jaguar. Founded in 2006, Panthera is an organisation devoted exclusively to preserving wild cats and their critical role in the world’s ecosystems.Panthera’s team of leading biologists, law enforcement experts and wild cat advocates develop innovative strategies based on the best available science to protect cheetahs, jaguars, lions, leopards, pumas, snow leopards and tigers and their vast landscapes.Panthera first started work in Guyana in 2011 through the jaguar conservation studies in the Rupununi where it was established that the connectivity of the Amazon Rainforest throughout the Rupununi, Iwokrama and other adjacent areas in the northern habitat of the jaguar is important for the long-term conservation of Guyana’s natural heritage.In 2018, Minister of State Joseph Harmon attended a high-level conference on jaguars that was held on March 1, 2018 at the UN Head Quarters in New York. The forum saw representations from 14 jaguar countries, international and national partner organisations.The forum launched the Jaguar 2030 New York Statement. The statement recognises that investing in the conservation of jaguars and their habitats can improve broader efforts to manage natural resources, and strengthen community livelihoods, among others.The jaguar is the third-largest feline in the world, and the largest in the Western hemisphere.In Guyana, these creatures are often spotted along trails or gaps along the forest edge where roads or rivers run. Sightings are most common in the Iwokrama Forest, especially along the main roadway.Globally, jaguar populations are on the decline mainly due to the loss of habitat and conflict with people. As a result, these animals are listed as a ‘near threatened’ species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The body of a 48-year-old handyman was found early Monday morning on the verandah of a businessman’s home at Belle West Squatting Area, West Bank Demerara (WBD).Dead is Lalta Persaud of Lot 359 Belle West Squatting Area, WBD. Reports are the man died sometime between 22:00h on Sunday and 07:00h on Monday at Lot 142 Belle West Squatting Area, WBD.This newspaper was told by Persaud’s relatives that he was an alcoholic who was suffering from epilepsy.According to the police, further investigations revealed that on Sunday at about 22:00h, Persaud was seen alive and well at his home but he was talking to himself. On Monday, at about 07:00h, Persaud was found lying motionless on the western verandah of a businessman’s home in his village. The body was examined by the police but no marks of violence were seen.The body was escorted by the police to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where Persaud was pronounced dead. The body is at Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem.
Loma Linda currently holds the third-place spot in the Christian League. MIRAMONTE LEAGUE Bonita 59, Diamond Ranch 57 Sophomore center Chris Cunningham had 14 points and 12 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the visiting Panthers (16-9, 6-2) against the Bearcats. MAJESTIC LEAGUE Packinghouse Christian 78, Lake Arrowhead Christian 35 Junior guard Joel Pulliam scored 24 points with nine assists and senior forward Spencer Hirsch added 15 as the Bears (12-9, 8-2) defeated the visiting Eagles 4-14, 2-8). MT. BALDY LEAGUE Don Lugo 57, Montclair 53 Eric Sanabria scored 15 points as the Conquistadores (10-18, 6-5) defeated the Panthers in a tiebreaker game to advance to the playoffs for the first time in two years. The same scenario occurred to the teams last year, when Montclair won. Nate Ambriso scored 15 points for Don Lugo. SIERRA LEAGUE Chino Hills 56, Ayala 27 Nick Turner scored 24 points as the Huskies (21-6, 9-1) defeated the Bulldogs for their first outright league title in school history. Diamond Bar 59, Chino 48 Senior Mickey Dolentes scored 20 points, including six three-pointers as the Brahmas (16-11, 6-4) defeated the Cowboys to clinch a playoff spot. Jonathan Black scored 10 points for Diamond Bar. Alfred Martinez scored 21 points for Chino. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Alex Wolpe and Chris Duncan each scored 12 points as Redlands defeated Yucaipa, 76-35 in Citrus Belt League boys basketball Thursday night. The Terriers (21-4 overall, 13-0 league), winners of the CBL title, have won 17 of their last 18 games. Redlands East Valley 87, Rialto 63 John Howard-Holcombe scored 19 points and grabbed 21 rebounds as the Wildcats (17-9, 8-5) defeated the Knights. Eisenhower 65, Carter 49 Nicholas Carter scored 15 points and Kauri Black and Alex Varner each had 13 points to lead the Eagles (13-13, 6-7) past the Lions. Andrew Bock scored 18 for Carter. CHRISTIAN LEAGUE Loma Linda Academy 56, Western Christian 22 Steven Catalon scored 20 points as the Roadrunners (19-7, 5-3) defeated the Lancers.
Morrow notched his fourth of the season at 2:04 of the opening period, striking from the slot off a centering pass by Ribeiro, and Dallas maintained that advantage the rest of the way. “It’s important to stay disciplined and have good starts,” Ribeiro said. “It was probably our best game. It’s important to get out of the gate quick and take the lead. The last two games it’s been a bad start.” Marty Turco made 20 saves as Dallas improved to 3-0-1 at home. “He was very solid, very good,” Stars coach Dave Tippett said of his goaltender. “That’s got to be a staple of our team, our goaltenders have got to play very well. We expect that from them every night.” Chris Pronger scored a power-play goal for the defending Stanley Cup champion Ducks, who remain winless on the road (0-4-1). NHL: Giguere is lifted and the Ducks fizzle in their search for more offense in road games. By The Associated Press DALLAS – The Dallas Stars reversed their recent habit of slow starts and were rewarded with a home win over a Pacific Division rival. Brenden Morrow scored a power-play goal just over two minutes after the opening faceoff, Mike Ribeiro and Jere Lehtinen each had a goal and an assist, and the Stars went on to a 3-1 victory over the Ducks on Saturday night. Ducks coach Randy Carlyle faulted his team’s poor coverage in the slot on Morrow’s momentum-building goal. “We were out of position and left Morrow alone in front of the net,” Carlyle said. “He didn’t get a good shot at it but it trickled through and went in the net.” Ribeiro made it 2-0 at 7:48 of the second period, jamming a loose puck past goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere while the Stars had an extra attacker because of a delayed penalty on the Ducks. Lehtinen extended the lead to 3-0 at 10:01 of the second period with his first goal of the season, and at that point, Carlyle replaced Giguere with Ilya Bryzgalov. Dallas’ Philippe Boucher dumped the puck into the Ducks’ zone and it bounced hard off the end boards and onto the stick of Lehtinen, who fired a shot past Giguere from the inner part of the right circle. “They had three goals in 11 shots,” Carlyle said of the goalie change. “We hung our goalie out to dry. We were looking for some kind of spark.” Lehtinen was Dallas’ top goal-scorer last season with 26, but he was having trouble finding the net and was a minus-five entering Saturday night. “It’s nice to get on the board,” Lehtinen said. “I was in the right place at the right time. We knew we had to play hard against the champs.” Pronger got the Ducks’ only goalwith his first of the season at 18:24 of the second period while the Ducks held a two-man advantage. The Ducks have managed two goals or less in four of their road losses, and Pronger knows that must change if they are to be a Cup contender again this season. “You’ve got to keep working to get out of your funk and your lack of goal-scoring,” Pronger said. “We’ve got to keep working hard in those high-traffic areas.(Turco) played well and we didn’t execute very well and do the little things you need to do to win.” Notes: The Ducks were without injured right wing Todd Bertuzzi (concussion) and defenseman Mathieu Schneider (ankle). Center Todd Marchant was back in the lineup after missing two games due to an ankle injury. … The Ducks assigned center Petteri Wirtanen to Portland of the AHL. Wirtanen made his NHL debut on Oct. 17, scoring his first career goal against Nashville.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Irish band Director have been announced as one of the many bands playing at the 2011 Blue Jean Country Queen Festival.The award winning rock quartet will take to the stage on Saturday 4th June in the small town of Athboy, Co. Meath where the annual event takes place.Coupled with the fact that award winning production company ‘Mind the Gap Films’ will be filming this years festival for a TV3 documentary, there is great excitement surrounding what promises to one of the better summer festivals. Siobhan Coyle is Donegal’s representative in the 2011 Festival, the twenty fourth to date organised by Meath Macra na Feirme.Siobhan and the other thirty-one expected Queens are guaranteed a fun-filled, action packed weekend. From Friday 3rd June when they are interviewed on Stage in the Old Darnley Lodge Hotel, to the final music session on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon, they have a hectic schedule.Saturday afternoon sees Siobhan and the other Queens taking to the streets for a carnival which guarantees fun and frolics for all the family. While on Sunday the Queens will change from fancy dress to modelling dress to formal dress all within twelve hours!Among the top national artists on this year’s programme are DIRECTOR, who along with Navan band THE MYTH play in the Festival marquee on Saturday 4th June, and LEBOWSKI who play on Sunday 5th June. The presence of Matt Leavy, Buck Mulligan’s Nite Club and Old Stagecoach on the itinerary ensure that all tastes are catered for. Siobhan herself is a 31 year old member of Mevagh branch of Macra na Feirme and is a Research Student. Her hobbies include Jujitsu, Dancing, Community activism and of course Macra.Although fun is the name of the game Siobhan and the other Queens will be competing for some wonderful prizes. First prize sponsored by Farrelly Brothers Agricultural Contractors is €1500 and the title of Blue Jean Country Queen 2011. The runner-up will receive €750 sponsored by Stephens Cooke & Co, while the winner of third prize receives €350 sponsored by Gilsenan Brothers.The winner of 2011 Blue Jean Country Queen title will be announced at midnight on Sunday 5th June and will be crowned by reigning queen, Meath’s Celine Smyth. This year they will also receive a specially commissioned tiara sponsored by goldsmith Sara Hunter.Tickets can be bought online at www.bluejeanfest.com and can also be bought on the door but banquet tickets must be booked in advance. For Ticket Sales and Enquiries call 087-2154729.DONEGAL’S SIOBHAN BIDS TO BE BLUE JEAN COUNTRY QUEEN was last modified: May 30th, 2011 by gregShare 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) Tags:blue jean country queenmevaghsoibhan coyle