Days after he was beaten by Georgia sheriff’s deputy, Roderick Walker remains in jail

first_imgiStock/M_MUC1968BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Nearly a week after being pinned to the ground by two white members of a Georgia sheriff’s department and beaten by one of them, a 26-year-old Black man remained in jail on Wednesday while his lawyers say the fired deputy who allegedly assaulted him is the one who should be locked up.Roderick Walker is being held at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on outstanding warrants following his arrest on Friday by two Clayton County Sheriff’s deputies, including one who was immediately terminated for excessive use of force after witness cellphone video of the brutal beating was posted on social media and went viral.The video shows Walker being held on the ground as one of the deputies repeatedly punched him in the face and body. Walker, who was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for allegedly having a broken tail light, was ordered out of the vehicle and arrested when he questioned why the deputies asked for his identification, his lawyers said.“The reason he is in jail is because of the stop in Clayton County that led to him being brutally assaulted by the officer,” Walker’s attorney, Torris Butterfield, told ABC News on Wednesday. “Although there may have been a warrant outstanding for him, he wasn’t arrested for any kind of warrant.”Butterfield said he has filed an emergency motion, asking Judge Jane Barwick of the Fulton County Superior Court for a bond hearing, saying he believes Walker suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when he was knocked unconscious during the arrest and needs medical attention that jail officials cannot provide.Walker is currently not scheduled to appear in court until Sept. 29.“We have medical experts waiting to see him as soon as we can get him out,” Butterfield said.Shean Williams, another attorney representing Walker, said he is calling for the now-fired deputy to be identified and charged with criminal assault.Walker was initially booked at the Clayton County Jail on suspicion of two felony counts of obstructing officers and two counts of misdemeanor battery.Butterfield told ABC News that the sheriff’s department has not made public a report of the arrest and that officials have yet to grant his request to see the warrants against Walker.“We want the facts,” Butterfield said. “There’s no good reason why we don’t have this officer’s name yet if he’s been terminated and he’s a public employee. There’s a lack of transparency.”After viewing the video of Walker’s arrest, Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said he immediately called in his agency’s entire internal affairs unit to investigate. On Sunday, Hill released a statement announcing that the deputy seen in the video repeatedly hitting Waker was terminated for excessive use of force and that a criminal investigation of the incident was turned over to the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office.Hill said he got a $25,000 signature bond expedited for Walker, but added that Walker remains in jail because there was a felony probation warrant for him out of Fulton County for cruelty to children and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. There was also a warrant on Walker from Hapeville, Georgia, for failing to appear at a court hearing on an undisclosed charge, officials said.“Mr. Walker’s legal counsel will have to resolve these issues to secure his release,” Hill said in his statement.The sheriff said Walker received medical treatment, including X-rays that detected no fractures to his head, before he was transferred to the Fulton County Jail.Williams, of The Cochran Firm in Atlanta, called the outstanding warrants found against Walker a “weak attempt to deflect from his (Hill’s) lack of leadership” and an endeavor to distract attention away from the beating Walker endured.“Mr. Walker would not be in jail if it were not for this unlawful arrest that violated his legal and constitutional rights,” Williams said during a news conference with Walker’s mother outside the Clayton County Jail on Saturday.Butterfield said he and Williams have asked Clayton County District Attorney Tasha Mosley to drop the “frivolous” charges against Walker and seek an indictment against the deputy who beat the father of four.During a news conference on Tuesday, Mosley read from a prepared statement, saying, “My office is collecting any and all pertinent information” about what transpired during Walker’s arrest.She declined to comment on details of the ongoing investigation, citing Georgia rules of professional conduct for prosecutors.“As with any investigation, we encourage anyone who witnessed anything to contact my office,” Mosley said. “We will not rush to judgment. Rather, we will be fair and thorough. That is what I have been entrusted to do for the citizens of Clayton County.”The incident unfolded about 7 p.m. on Friday in front of a Georgia Department of Public Health building near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Williams said Walker, his girlfriend, Janita Davis, her 5-year-old son and their 4-month-old child were getting a ride to a hotel they were staying after dropping off a rental car.The driver was pulled over by Clayton County Sheriff’s deputies in an unmarked car for having a busted tail light, Williams said. During the stop, a sheriff’s deputy asked Walker, who was a passenger in the vehicle, for his identification, according to Williams.Walker informed the deputies that he did not have ID on him and that he didn’t need any since he was not driving, Williams said. He said the deputies allegedly didn’t like Walker’s reply and ordered him out of the vehicle.Williams said Walker complied with the deputies’ orders, but the incident quickly escalated.Cellphone videos of the incident taken by a witness and by Davis show two Clayton County Sheriff’s deputies on top of Walker trying to handcuff him. One of the officers is seen punching Walker in the face and body and yelling, “He bit me.”Walker can be heard saying, “I can’t breathe” and Davis screaming at the officers, “Don’t kill him.”Walker’s face appeared to be bloody and his body seemed to go listless as the deputies, with the help of a third colleague, handcuffed him. Walker was conscious as the deputies stood him up and placed him in a patrol car.Williams said the ride-share driver of the vehicle Walker was riding in was not charged in the incident.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Comment on Agency recruitment is not dying. It’s growing! by Scott Small

first_img Brilliant, up to date, hard hitting, cheeky, factually based assessment Greg. Much more than I regularly hear from the “disruptors” whom I believe have much more vested self interest in their “disruption” than presenting the real facts. Agree totally with Peter Glesson’s comments regarding our industry’s demise and ability to adapt. Keep up the good work Greg.Read full article Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Comment on Agency recruitment is not dying. It’s growing! by Scott SmallShared from missc on 14 Apr 2015 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Judge says landlords have no constitutional right to “unregulated market”

first_img Share via Shortlink The landlords who participated in the suit, who manage both rent-stabilized and market-rate apartments in Manhattan and the Bronx, claim they have seen financial losses due to the rent law, which has made it more difficult to convert apartments to market rate. They also allege that the new law is unconstitutional because it does not allow them to manage their apartments as they see fit.The new law applies to rent-stabilized New York City apartments, and among other changes, made it more difficult for landlords to take those units out of rent regulation.But the judge dismissed the landlords’ claims as moot, stating that they have no “constitutional right to an unregulated market.”It’s the fifth lawsuit brought by landlords since the new rent law was signed into law two years ago.[Daily News] — Keith Larsen Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img A Manhattan judge dismissed a lawsuit from five New York City landlords to overturn the rent reforms. (Getty)A Manhattan judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by five New York City landlords challenging the constitutionality of the 2019 rent law.Judge Edgardo Ramos of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled against the landlords, who sought to overturn the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act, according to the New York Daily News.The ruling adds to a number of decisions upholding the controversial rent reforms, which passed in the state legislature and were signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2019.In his decision, Ramos said the landlords “knowingly entered a highly regulated industry,” according to the report.Read moreLawsuit challenges New York eviction bans constitutionSenate assembly hit real estate industry in budget proposalsSupreme Court shift could favor rent law challenges Andrew CuomoPoliticsReal Estate Lawsuitsrent regulationlast_img read more

Setback for Spanish Rivals in Morrissey ‘Major League’ Dispute

first_imgMore from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP The Spanish originators of a new jumping series have suffered a setback in their bid to keep monopoly control in the US. The FEI Tribunal has dismissed their appeal against the FEI’s approval of a rival series from US jumping promoters Morrissey Management Group (MMG).Spanish show organizers Daniel Entrecanales and Pablo Marquez had hired MMG to work with them in the US, but claim MMG went behind their backs and stole their idea. The Spaniards had previously filed a complaint against MMG for, among other things, copyright infringement in the Federal Court of the Southern District of Florida. This goes to trial in December. However, the FEI maintained that the Florida proceedings are irrelevant to the process of FEI competition format approvals. By approving MMG’s rival series the FEI was not “disapproving” the Spaniards’ original idea; there is an ample “pool” of horses and riders to service both series.The Appellants said that in 2011 they conceived a new show jumping format, styled after American sports leagues. They called it JumpingClash SL, spent nine years developing it and obtained copyright in 2012. The FEI was consulted throughout and approved the individual and team competition formats in 2019.The appellants felt that north America rather than Europe was the best region for launch. They renamed it National Equestrian League (NEL), and in October 2018 hired MMG to bring NEL to fruition.They all worked together till March 2020, when the Spanish discovered MMG had developed a competing series called Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ), bringing in partner Keean White of Angelstone Farms in Canada and sidelining the Spanish.Upon hearing MMG had submitted MLSJ for FEI board approval, the Spanish asked the FEI to refrain until the Florida proceedings were exhausted. This was denied, and in August 2020 the FEI approved MLSJ.The appellants felt they would suffer significant financial hardship and lodged an appeal (represented by Morgan Sports Law) last September. The FEI decision was “arbitrary and grossly erroneous,” by failing to comply with applicable FEI rules, regulations and policies; by not honouring FEI past practice or upholding the FEI’s ethics and values; and by not basing the decision on substantial, credible evidence.The appellants say the FEI’s mission is “to drive and develop equestrian sport globally in a modern, sustainable and structured manner with guaranteed integrity, athlete welfare, equal opportunity and a fair and ethical partnership with the horse.” Yet the MLSJ was produced through “unethical means” by falsely obtaining concepts and later claiming them for their own. The Spanish had no idea MMG were “disloyally working behind their backs.”The FEI argued that as a governing body their function is only to approve a series from a sporting and technical point of view.The FEI was not “disapproving” the NEL; it is “totally normal “ to have several competitions in various sports. Fifteen jumping series are currently approved by the FEI, based on compliance with sporting and technical requirements. If other organizers had the right to oppose new series, the Global Champions League and Global Champions Tour or Rolex Grand Slam would be entitled to appeal. This would restrict the market and itself be antitrust. The FEI highlighted its adherence to Belgian and European Competition Regulations after various claims for alleged infringements in 2018.Copyright issues were the sole responsibility of the appellants and it would be inappropriate for the FEI Tribunal to pre-empt the Florida courts. The appellants hadn’t found a single provision in the FEI rulebook that required copyright issues to be decided prior to FEI Board approval.The FEI also argued that each individual show would take place anyway. The MLSJ mostly links existing events so would not place additional demands on horses or create welfare concerns, as the appellants alleged.The Tribunal decision followed a hearing by video link. While Keean White and Matthew Morrissey appeared as witnesses for the FEI, the 35-page decision notice contains no detail about their early collaborations with the Spanish, or when or how MMG allegedly went behind their backs.The decision mostly centred around numerous complex legal points and the admissibility of evidence. The appellants also argued, unsuccessfully, that the FEI approval of MSJL was not valid as it took place during a videoconference (due to Covid) and not at one of the two “set” annual main in-person board meetings.Unusually, the FEI even claimed that its own Tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear this particular case, though that argument was rejected.In dismissing the appeal, the Tribunal upheld the FEI board decision to approve MLSJ and ordered each party to bear its own costs. The decision may be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within 21 days. Tags: Keean White, Morrissey Management Group, National Equestrian League, Major League Show Jumping, JumpingClash SL, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Email*last_img read more

Prune After Bloom

first_imgSpring-flowering plants are beginning to pop with color. As soon as their color fades, landscapers can prepare to prune and groom these plants.Because flowering ornamentals form their flower buds at different times of the year, pruning times must be adjusted accordingly. Many spring-flowering plants, such as azalea, dogwood, forsythia, redbud and rhododendron, set flower buds in the fall, so pruning during the fall or winter months would eliminate or decrease their spring flower display.Plants that typically flower during the summer form flower buds on new growth and can be pruned during the winter without affecting their flowering. Examples of this type of plant include crape myrtle and abelia.As a general rule, plants that flower before May should be pruned after they bloom, while those that flower after May are considered summer-flowering and can be pruned just prior to spring growth.Exceptions to this rule include the oakleaf hydrangea, a summer-flowering shrub that forms flower buds during the previous season, and the late-flowering azalea cultivars that bloom during May, June or even July. Prune both the oakleaf hydrangea and these azalea cultivars after they bloom. Ornamental plants that are not grown for their showy flowers can be pruned in late winter, spring or summer months. Avoid pruning during the fall or early winter because it may encourage tender new growth that is not sufficiently hardened to resist the winter cold.Some shade and flowering trees – maple, birch, dogwood, beech, elm, willow, flowering plum and flowering cherry – tend to bleed or excrete large amounts of sap from pruning wounds.Sap excreted from the tree is not harmful, but it is unsightly. To minimize bleeding, prune these trees after the leaves have matured. Leaves use plant sap when they expand, so the tree excretes less sap from the wound after leaves have matured.The following plants should be pruned after they produce flowers: azalea, beauty bush, bigleaf hydrangea, Bradford pear, bridal wreath spirea, clematis, climbing roses, crabapple, deutzia, dogwood, doublefile viburnum, flowering almond, flowering cherry, flowering quince, forsythia, Japanese kerria, Japanese pieris, lilac, mock-orange, oakleaf hydrangea, pearlbush, pyracantha, redbud, saucer magnolia, star magnolia, shrub honeysuckle, thunberg spirea, Vanhoutte spirea, Weigelia, winter daphne, wisteria and witch hazel.For more information on pruning, see the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension publication “Pruning Ornamental Plants in the Landscape” at read more

How Gorges was Saved

first_imgHe has served as chairman of the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club and helped found and/or lead a mile-long list of other environmental organizations. He has received the chapter’s highest honor for long and outstanding service, the Joseph LeConte Award, and has been inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his contributions to the state of North Carolina. The ancient crash of tectonic plates that created the Appalachian Mountains pushed up the Blue Wall on the southeast edge of the mountains and formed the bones of the lake’s basin and the maze of gorges above it. The 2000-foot wall catches moisture from clouds drifting up from the Gulf of Mexico, creating an annual average of 91 inches of rain (and a whopping 136 inches in 2018) that feeds four landmark rivers, the Thompson, Toxaway, Horsepasture and Whitewater. Their destination-worthy cascades include Whitewater, Rainbow, Turtleback and Windy falls. Lead photo by Brenda J. Wiley 91-year-old Bill Thomas strolls through Gorges State Park, which he helped to permanently protect 20 years ago. And after some prodding, Thomas acknowledged the consensus of people who know the history of this property — that he, maybe more than any single person, led it away from the first fate and toward the second. “That was a high bar,” Diggins said. “The state did not have a history of land acquisition for state parks or natural conservation.” “He represents the best of what one tireless, committed individual can accomplish to preserve and protect outstanding land and water resources for the benefit of the natural world and the public,” Diggins said. “I do think, well, I’ve done one good thing in my life,” he said.  The celebration of the park’s 20th anniversary at the annual Gorgeous Gorges Colors event this coming October is the perfect time to celebrate Thomas’ legacy. But do more than lift a glass to Thomas, said Molly Diggins, Sierra’s longtime state director. View him as proof that one individual can make a huge difference for the environment. Hold him up as an inspiration and follow his example. How Gorges Became a Park In fact, Thomas, 91, a retired chemical engineer, made an unpaid, late-life career of doing good things for the environment, applying his passion for the outdoors and brilliant, Princeton-trained intellect to a series of causes, including the blocking of a luxury subdivision planned for the heart of DuPont State Recreational Forest. To appreciate what Thomas did for Gorges State Park, think of it not as a stand-alone property but as part of the larger Lake Jocassee watershed. Also known as Jocassee Gorges, it is a freak of climatological and geologic nature that extends across the North Carolina-South Carolina line southwest of Asheville and has been named by National Geographic as one of fifty “World’s Last Great Places.” “I think the biggest high I ever had in my life was when the Horsepasture got protected,” he said. “Bill is more intellectually engaged on a wider variety of subjects than anyone I’ve ever met,” said his old friend and neighbor, Gus Napier. “He’s interested in everything!” Duke Energy, which owned about 60,000 acres in the region, had penciled in plans for several pump storage plants—designed to produce surges of electricity—on the Jocassee Gorges’ creeks and rivers. But the first active threat to the Jocassee Gorges came on one of the few large tracts in the basin that Duke didn’t own, 923 acres along the Horsepasture controlled by a company called Carrasan. It announced its plans to build a hydroelectric plant on the river in a tiny legal ad that ran in Brevard’s Transylvania Times newspaper on March 5, 1984. This caught the eye of the ever-attentive Thomas, which is one place to mark the start of his activism. His commitment to the park continued long after its formation. Thomas has been a member of park’s advisory committee since its founding. He long pushed for a Friends of Gorges State Park and served on it for several years after its creation nearly a decade ago. He thought about what it has been instead for the past 20 years—a safely preserved wonderland of deep ravines, plunging rivers and rare plants. Dressed in khakis and well broken-in leather hiking boots, he handled a short hike to Bearwallow Creek with ease, bushwhacking through briars and up and down muddy embankments. Wilcox commented on this, Thomas’ fitness, but his words could also apply to Thomas’ work for the natural world, the example he has set for younger environmentalists. Thomas knows his generation of activists is passing. He has dialed back on some of his commitments. He and Shirl are no longer the super-fit, avid hikers that smile from the banks of the Horsepasture in the photos of Dam it. Thomas lamented in an email that he could provide only a short list of contacts for former FROTH members. “All the others are gone.”center_img  “Bill was the superstar,” Leonard said. “Bill was very key to leading the charge and building public support.” He and Shirl, he said, were too naive to know that such environmental crusades typically advance at glacial speed. This one moved like an avalanche. With a few early allies, they formed a group called Friends of the Horsepasture River, “which we realized later could form a neat acronym, FROTH,” Bill Thomas wrote in a 2015 book he published on the effort, Dam it, No!! Powerful supporters quickly jumped on board, including Mike Leonard, then a young lawyer and now the chairman of the nationwide Land Conservation Fund. And a mere 2 ½ years after the founding of FROTH, it achieved its ultimate goal — federal designation of the Horsepasture as a Wild and Scenic River, signed into law in October 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. 20 years ago, Gorges became a state park instead of a hydroelectric dam, thanks to the efforts of one inspiring leader. Today, it’s still one of the most beautiful and best-kept secrets in Southern Appalachia. But he has been blessed with health that others might seem as a karmic reward for his good work but that he views as merely a pleasant mystery. He and Shirl still walk nearly every day in the community of tree huggers near Brevard where they settled in 1998. He still works on its trail-building crew. He still organizes its nature programs and sends out email blasts alerting residents to sightings of black bears and hummingbirds. When his friends describe his mental sharpness, they are not grading on the usual nonagenarian curve.  The Wall also catches windblown spores from ferns and mosses. At least that’s one theory for the variety of rare and endangered species that can be found here and nowhere else on Earth. The endangered Oconee Bell wildflower, almost unknown in the wild outside of this watershed, grows abundantly within it.     He also stuck to it through the process of acquiring and protecting the watershed — including more than 7,000 acres that became Gorges State Park — even though it proceeded at the more typical pace of environmental action. Very slowly. He retired from DuPont in 1989 to start a stint as statewide Sierra Club chairperson. He traveled to Washington D.C. to persuade federal lawmakers to acquire key portions of the old Carrasan property, now part of the Nantahala National Forest. He fought to block a powerline that ended up being built through the park. “We got our heads beat down on that one,” he said. And after Duke let it be known it was willing to sell its land in the mid 1990s, Thomas was Sierra’s point person on the creation of the park, putting him in the thick of the negotiations with hunters who at one point threatened to withdraw support for the acquisition. He played a crucial role in “elevating this issue among Sierra members,” said Diggins, which gave her the backing to lobby state lawmakers. And he did a fair amount of lobbying himself, seeking not only that the land be purchased but that most of it be designated as a state park. There’s an old saying that activists are divided among tree shakers— the inspirational, visionary types, and jelly makers—who do the sustained, detailed work. Thomas is both.  “I’d put him on top of the list of (volunteers) making the park happen and making it work,” said Superintendent Pagano. “Bill, you’re my hero,” Wilcox said. “I want to be you when I grow up.” One of his lobbying tools was a Jocassee Gorges hiking guide that Steve Pagano, park superintendent during its first 19 years, said might still be the best one published. Its maps and photos were supplemented with detailed passages on history, ecology and geology. No matter what issue he took on, Diggins said, he seemed to know every ecological asset, every threat, every political and bureaucratic key that needed turning.  But his awakening actually began a few years earlier when he met his second wife, Shirl, who also deserves a Gorges anniversary toast. At the time, Bill Thomas was working at the DuPont plant near Brevard. He was a lifelong birder and hiker, but also a lifelong Republican, a Sierra Club member uncomfortable with its advocacy. “After meeting Shirl,” he said, “I got retreaded.” Bill Thomas, taking in the views at Gorges State Park, thought about what this land could have been— a vast zone of hydroelectric projects, its famous waterfalls funneled through pipes, its wild rivers cooped up in basins designed to flush like toilets to produce surges of power. I observed firsthand his acuity and passion for nature, on a trip to the Gorges with Thomas and park ranger Neal Wilcox.  As we drove deep into the backcountry in a four-wheel drive pickup, Thomas let out spontaneous exclamations of enthusiasm. “Fantastic!” is a Thomas favorite. He explained how geology and erosion had created the vertiginous slopes of the gorges that Wilcox navigated. He identified the species of each bird that called and of the ground-hugging halberd violets and midstory silverbell trees. Once they saw the ad that threatened one of their favorite hiking spots, they set about researching the environment of the Jocassee Gorges and the approval process for Carrasan’s project. Meetings and phone calls consumed their evenings. Bill Thomas put the Xerox machine in his DuPont office into overdrive pumping out promotional literature. Though the ecological and recreational value of these gorges seems obvious now, it was once appreciated only by a few intrepid scientists and hikers. In the 1980s, its potential was all about hydroelectric power.last_img read more

Middle Island Gun Trafficking Ring Busted, DA Says

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This surveillance photo released by prosecutors shows Shawdale Frederick, left, and Joshua Galbert carrying bag of handguns from Georgia.Suffolk County authorities say they’ve busted a Middle Island couple and a Georgia man who allegedly ran an interstate gun-trafficking ring that supplied Long Island criminals with illegal firearms.Shawdale Frederick, 32, and 33-year-old Janet Lewis were arrested last week along with Joshua Galbert, 31, of Marietta, Ga. They were ordered held without bail at Suffolk County jail until they’re arraigned Monday before Judge James Hudson.“Criminal interstate firearms trafficking is a widespread and expanding plague,” said District Attorney Tom Spota, noting that 90 percent of guns seized by New York State investigators are smuggled from Georgia, Virginia, Florida, North and South Carolina.Frederick, Lewis and Galbert were charged with criminal sale and possession of firearms after the 6-month investigation involved wiretaps, surveillance and undercover Gun Suppression Team detectives making 11 purchases from the suspects, prosecutors said.Investigators bought more than 50 illegal handguns, bulletproof vests and a silencer from the suspects, authorities said. The weapons seized include a .50-caliber Desert Eagle, .45-caliber Llama, .40-caliber Smith & Wesson, a .357 Magnum and a half dozen 9mm pistols.Spota announced the bust the same day that Hofstra University’s Center for Civic Engagement and the Insight Campaign to End Gun Violence hosted discussion featuring pro-gun-control lawmakers Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) and state Assemb. Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck) on the topic “How Can We Prevent Gun Violence in Our Communities?”last_img read more

Preliminary design chosen for the Expo 2020 Dubai project

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism is in charge of the Government of the Republic of Croatia as a coordinating body for the preparation of Croatia’s participation in the EXPO, and for that purpose the National Committee of the Republic of Croatia for the World Exhibition EXPO 2020 Dubai was established. finance, economy, entrepreneurship and crafts, culture, agriculture, regional development and European Union funds, foreign and European affairs, environmental protection and energy, sea, transport and infrastructure, science and education, tourism, construction and physical planning, City of Zagreb, Croatia the Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the Croatian Chamber of Crafts and the Croatian Employers’ Association. Through the presentation of the best domestic innovative projects, ideas, inventions and creative individuals, participation in the EXPO will have a positive impact on the entire Croatian economy, the Ministry of Tourism points out. EXPO 2020 Dubai aims to create unforgettable experiences that will amaze, educate and inspire visitors of all ages. The area next to Dubai where the world exhibition will take place is designed as a place to present and meet participants, world leaders, innovators and politicians from around the world to connect and exchange ideas and best practices while initiating creative dialogue to create a new generation of innovation.  In second place according to the number of votes is the Association of Bidders STUDIO PUTINJA doo, and in third place is the Association of Bidders RANDIĆ I SURADNICI doo According to the decision of the National Committee of the Republic of Croatia for the World Exhibition EXPO 2020 Dubai was chosen Association of bidders REAL GRUPA doo from the Republic of Croatia for the development of the conceptual design of the project with which Croatia will present itself on the world’s largest economic stage and the most visited exhibition EXPO in Dubai from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021.center_img The tender, in addition to the development of the conceptual design, also included its implementation, maintenance and uninstallation. At the EXPO Dubai 2020 exhibition, which will gather all world countries for the first time and where over 25 million visitors are expected, Croatia will present itself as “A country that inspires great minds – inspiring great minds”, and the Croatian pavilion will sides will be inspired by recognizable red squares while the interior will be adorned with multimedia depictions of Croatian natural and cultural heritage with the help of Croatian inventors, artists and other influential people. And how the Croatian pavilion will look like, see below in the attachment. Source: MINTlast_img read more

Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger sends message to Liverpool as coronavirus threatens Premier League title bid

first_img“There was something special when you arrived.” ✅“Sometimes when I was in the area there, I just had to drive through to go home.” “The link was there. It was a special atmosphere.” 👏Arsene Wenger tells @JimWhite just how much he loved Highbury. 🔴— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 8, 2020 Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 May 2020 8:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link622Shares Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger has hailed Jurgen Klopp and insisted his Liverpool team will be remembered as Premier League champions even if the season is voided due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Reds had stormed 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City and to within two victories of the title when the season was suspended on March 13.While the Premier League hope to resume the campaign in the coming weeks, it remains unclear whether that will be possible, with the UK still currently in lockdown.The Premier League’s worst-case scenario would see the 2019-20 season voided altogether, an outcome that would deny Liverpool their first domestic title in 30 years.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut former Arsenal manager Wenger believes Liverpool will be ‘champions in everyone’s head’ even if the campaign cannot be resumed. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveDiscussing Liverpool’s stunning season, Wenger told talkSPORT: ‘Jurgen has done extremely well because that club has waited 30 years for this title.‘And when you think they have such a massive difference [points gap] to the second team, Manchester City, as well – 25 points, it’s absolutely massive. Advertisement ‘No matter what England will decide, Liverpool are champions in everyone’s head, I think.’The Premier League’s plan to resume the season in June has been titled ‘Project Restart’ and a host of temporary changes may be made in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.Some clubs – including Arsenal – have returned to training, although players are only permitted to train in groups of five for the time being and are still adhering to social-distancing guidelines.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEarlier in the month, former England star Shaun Wright-Phillips said the current season should be suspended and Liverpool given a 15-point head-start for the 2020-21 campaign.‘I would just null and void the season,’ he said.‘Liverpool deserve to win the title but then if you give them the title, then you have to give them a bonus and where’s the Premier League making their money from now? Liverpool have enjoyed a superb season (Picture: Getty)‘Then if you give them the title, realistically you have to relegate the three teams. There are like three or four points between them down at the bottom, so then there’ll be an argument on that side.‘And then if you do that, then you’ve got to decide who’s getting promoted and who wins the play-offs without even going into it.‘So I think it’s a little bit more difficult than just giving Liverpool the title. I would just null and void it, even if they then gave Liverpool a 10/15 point headstart next year.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsene Wenger sends message to Mikel Arteta over Arsenal fearsMORE: How Liverpool target Kylian Mbappe embarrasses PSG team-mates Advertisement Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger sends message to Liverpool as coronavirus threatens Premier League title bid Commentlast_img read more

Video: Here’s what a reporter told Mourinho after RB Leipzig bashing

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit20+ Albino Animals That Are Very Rare And UniqueWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson However one journalist decided to tell him to ‘cheer up,’ as the ‘season is going to be okay’ at the post match press conference.Spurs went into the game 1-0 down on aggregate, after Timo Werner’s penalty in the first leg, and were lucky to still be in contention after Hugo Lloris’ excellent performance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It left the north London side with no chance of silverware this season and little chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League so you could excuse Jose for not being too happy. ‘Cheer up!’ might be the worst thing you can say to someone looking a bit glum but that didn’t stop one journalist saying exactly that to Jose Mourinho.Spurs were sent crashing out of the Champions League by RB Leipzig on Tuesday night as the Germans won 3-0 on the night and 4-0 on aggregate. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Read Also: Tottenham dumped out of Champions League by RB LeipzigHowever the goalkeeper was at fault for Leipzig’s opening two goals on Tuesday night. After a decent start by the away team Marcel Sabitzer scored the opener against the run of play as Lloris could only tamely get a weak hand to the shot from outside the area before it went in.Sabitzer headed the second goal home from Angelino’s cross, after Serge Aurier’s failed to deal with a long ball, and again the keeper should have done better.last_img read more