What we’re reading: Protests in Minnesota after officer-involved shooting, new COVID-19 treatments

first_imgFacebook Linkedin What we’re reading: Closing arguments in Chauvin trial, Austin shooting suspect arrested Damik Wright, brother of Daunte Wright, who the family said was shot and killed earlier Sunday by police, holds Daunte’s son Daunte Jr., over his head to look at police officers assembling with riot gear at 63rd Avenue North and Lee Avenue North, Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP) Women’s Basketball’s biggest fan helps support Horned Frogs and raise awareness for autism Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printPolice officer-involved shooting sparks unrest in Minnesota After an officer fatally shot a man 10 miles away from where George Floyd was pinned down last May, a riot erupted around Minneapolis, according to Fox News. Officers had stopped an individual and attempted to arrest him after determining that he had an outstanding warrant. The driver then reentered the vehicle and drove away, which is when an officer fired at the vehicle, striking the driver. On Sunday, demonstrators confronted officers in riot gear at the Brooklyn Center police headquarters. The demonstrators were then tear-gassed and officers used flash bangs and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.The Minnesota National Guard was deployed to help settle the violent demonstrations.Mayor Mike Elliott addressed the community in a statement and expressed that he is in support of “peaceful gatherings” for Daunte Wright.Regeneron claims new cocktail can help prevent COVID-19 infection Regeneration Pharmaceuticals announced that its Phase 3 trial of an antibody cocktail offered strong protection against COVID-19 for people living with someone that has been infected with the coronavirus, according to USA Today. The treatment is said to lessen the likelihood of infection.According to data, the treatment “can complement widespread vaccination strategies,” said Myron Cohen, M.D., who leads the monoclonal antibody efforts. Regeneron’s cocktail was given to former President Donald Trump when he contracted the virus last fall. Microsoft to buy speech tech company Nuance for nearly $20 billion Microsoft is buying speech recognition company Nuance in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion as they attempt to accelerate their growth, according to CBS News.By buying Nuance, Microsoft expands in health care. Some products that fall under Nuance are Dragon Ambient eXperience, Dragon Medical One and PowerScribe One for radiology reporting. “AI is technology’s most important priority, and health care is its most urgent application,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. ReddIt Sterling Silliman Linkedin Sterling Sillimanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sterling-silliman/center_img Twitter ReddIt Twitter Facebook Sterling Sillimanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sterling-silliman/ Previous articleDespite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas TechNext articleEpisode 205 – NFC North Exit Interview (Packers, Bears, Vikings, Lions) Sterling Silliman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

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Katich replaces Helmot as Trinbago Knight Riders head coach

first_imgTRINBAGO Knight Riders (TKR) management announced yesterday that former Australian Test player Simon Katich has been appointed head coach for the forthcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign.Katich replaces Simon Helmot, who has accepted a long-term role as the head coach of the Bangladesh High Performance Programme.Helmot was with the Trinidad & Tobago franchise for three years during which they won the Hero CPL championship in 2015.“I would like to sincerely thank the entire TKR family for all the support during my three years with the franchise,” he said.TKR management thanked Simon Helmot for his contribution and welcomed Simon Katich.Simon Katich was an outstanding international player for Australia and has had different coaching assignments. Among these is his current role as assistant coach of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL.“It’s an exciting opportunity to coach a successful franchise like TKR in the Hero CPL and also great to extend the association with the Knight Riders Family from KKR to TKR,” he said. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

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Shypitka rink advances to Seniors final after winning all-Kootenay semi

first_imgCranbrook’s Team Shypitka, which includes Nelson curling guru Fred Thomson, will play for the Tim Horton’s BC Senior Men’s crown Saturday at 2 p.m.Shypitka, third Thomson, second Don Freschi of Trail and Bill King of Fruitvale, doubled Kootenay rival Myron Nichol 8-4 in nine ends Friday  during the semi final at the Trail Curling club.Shypitka now meets round robin winner Craig Lepine of Langley in the championship. The two rinks exchanged ends of three before Shypitka reeled off points in four consecutive ends to build an 8-3 advantage.Nichol, third Rick Brown, second Terry Kryzcka and lead Rob Babiarz, advance to the semi final by blasting Mel Steffin of the Royal City Curling Club 7-3 Friday afternoon.The win came on the heels of Nichol’s amazing comeback win during the final round robin game against Kelowna’s Garry Gelowitz.Trailing 8-4 after eight ends, Nichol scored two in the ninth before shocking the tournament with a steal of four in the tenth to knock the Kelowna rink out of the championships.last_img read more

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Video: Young cast shine in ‘Izulu Lami’

first_imgIzulu Lami (My Secret Sky), the first feature film by Madoda Ncayiyana, won two awards at the 2009 International Pan African Film Festival in Tarifa, Spain in May, including the Best Actress award for 11-year-old Sobahle Mkhabase.Telling the story of two children who travel from the countryside to the city after their mother’s death, Izulu Lami features a cast of mainly young children who had never acted professionally before, discovered through extensive casting from the townships and informal settlements of Durban to the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal.The film received standing ovations at recent screenings in Japan and Zanzibar, and was a hit at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival in France. Its had its South African premiere at the Durban International Film Festival in July before opening at cinemas countrywide on 17 August.Click arrow to view trailer.last_img read more

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Airbus welcomes historic industry climate accord

first_imgAirbus’ A350-1000 is a contender in the intense battle for a Qantas order European aerospace giant Airbus has joined US rival Boeing and international airlines in supporting a UN-backed carbon offset scheme for the global aviation industry.The International Civil Aviation Organisation last week agreed to phase in the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) from the start of the next decade.The world’s first global industry pollution agreement will start as a voluntary scheme from 2021 to 2026 but will then become mandatory across the industry. Some 65 countires have already signalled they will take part in the voluntary phase.Airlines will have to buy carbon credits to offset growth in emissions, a move that is expected to account for less than 2 per cent of revenues but has raised concerns in some states about costs.The scheme will include provisions to deal with special circumstances such as those of fast-growing airlines and those which have made significant investments to improve environmental performance already.Airbus said the scheme represented a key pillar in the aviation industry’s climate action plan —alongside technology improvements (including sustainable fuels), efficient operations and improved infrastructure — in a crucial year for the global aviation community. “Following the successful agreement of a CO2 certification standard for aircraft in February this year, the international carbon offset plan is another key milestone in supporting the aviation industry’s commitment in reducing CO2 emissions”, said Airbus chief executive Fabrice Brégier.”Airbus is fully committed to all pillars of the industry’s climate action plan through delivering the world’s most fuel efficient aircraft, supporting air traffic management and airport operations improvements around the world and facilitating the wider adoption of sustainable alternative fuels.’’Airbus is due to deliver its 10,000th aircraft later this week, a fuel-efficient Airbus A350 XWB heading to Singapore Airlines. September figures put the firm order backlog for the A350 at 769 as airlines move to boost the efficiency of their fleets.In addition to the introduction of the widebody A350, The European manufacturer is also producing more efficient versions of its A320 family and A330 aircraft.last_img read more

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Accessotech Women’s Sexy Short Bob Cut Fancy Dress Wigs Play Costume Ladies Full Wig Party Pink : Great wig for price, delivery very quick!

first_imgOverall very good merchandise but did require styling upon arrival as no fridge was cut into the wig.Purchased this for a breast cancer care charity day, stayed cozy all working day.Accessotech Women’s Sexy Short Bob Cut Fancy Dress Wigs Play Costume Ladies Full Wig Party PinkSoft Touch & Natural LookingReusable, easy to maintainMade from Synthetic FibreComfortable fitBrighten up any eventBest for fancy dress reasons. Necessary this for a fancy dress party, for the price tag the excellent was superior. Colour and form was the identical as picture, but due to the inexpensive materials it does get a bit messy searching as the night time goes on. Item arrived inside of anticipated time frame.Ordered thursday delivered monday ** love it.This is a cool wig, its heading to look wonderful with the fancy dress outfit (pebbles from the flintstones).Accessotech Women’s Sexy Short Bob Cut Fancy Dress Wigs Play Costume Ladies Full Wig Party Pink : Great wig for price, delivery very quick. This item was delivered the day after i ordered which was brilliant. It’s a good wig for the price and perfect for fancy dress, i look forward to wearing it this halloween. Okay for what i required it for, but experienced started off to drop by the finish of the night time.I put it in my crossdresser mate and she feels actual slut. A superior wig, when you obtain it brush it to. A great wig, when you obtain it brush it to get its shape. But overall a nice buy and inexpensive.Fitted effectively, stayed on all evening. Maintain it for subsequent wig party as commentswere pleasing.Did ok for a cheapy wig for new many years eve party.Charming enjoyment wig have worn it 3 times more than the getaway and it nevertheless looks superior and is relaxed to don.Super quickly shipping and delivery, excellent top quality.Shorter than it appears to be in the picture but its alright.Was styled properly and all people else’s seemed garbage in comparison. Granted you possibly won’t get more put on out of it than once or 2 times but for a particular event it can be best.last_img read more

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And the February 2015 Geocacher of the Month Is…

first_imgShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFebruary Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsFebruary 13, 2013In “Community”January Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentFebruary 7, 2014In “Community”March Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsMarch 15, 2013In “Community” Each month, geocachers around the world nominate members of their community for the prestigious title of Geocacher of the Month. The people who earn this title are not superheroes in the traditional sense: instead of the power of flight, they possess the power to transform a park bench into a treasure chest; instead of teaching the baddies how to be good, they teache newbies good geocaching etiquette; instead of stopping monsters from tearing down the city, they stop decaying geocaches from being archived.There is no doubt in our minds that the folks nominated for February 2015 Geocacher of the Month are our geocaching heroes. Here are the three nominees.TexasWriterThis geocacher from — you guessed it — Texas, is always rushing out the door to be the FTF, but won’t hestitate to help out a fellow ‘cacher along the way. If you live within 50 miles of him, he’s probably at the top of your Phone-A-Friend list.TexasWriter and CornDollRamgabThis geocacher has found just about 58% of the geocaches in his country. That’s quite a feat when the total number of geocaches in Hungary around is over 6000. Aside from placing stellar kayaking cache series, Ramgab has also helped organize multiple geocaching Mega events in Hungary. As a result, the Hungarian geocaching community has grown significantly over the last few years.Ramgab on the huntTeamPommesThis German geocaching Team has amassed hundreds of favorite points for their creative gadget caches, tricky Mystery caches, and stunning cache locations like this one, which has been featured on the geocaching Instagram page. You’ll recognize a TeamPommes cache by their signature pommes frites (french fries) page background.TeamPommes After we opened our blog post on the nominees for comments from the geocaching community, stories of TexasWriter’s generosity and leadership flowed in. Mike tells of the second time he met TexasWriter: I was with a group of cachers and we were caching his (locally famous) “Warrior Series” of caches. TexasWriter called me to ask about a cache that we had DNF’ed. (He knew we were getting his caches because I was uploading finds from the field). I told him I couldn’t talk to him right now because my phone battery was about to die and suggested that he should call one of the others in the group I was with. He surprised us when a half hour later he showed up on the trail and handed out water bottles. He then handed me a battery that plugged into my phones charging port and extended my phones battery life.”TXDinoTrax says: “He’s also one of the nicest cachers I’ve ever met. My kids love that he’s shared his pathtags and helped build their collections. He’s always available for a PAF (Phone-A-Friend), and he and his wife have graciously opened their home to host educational geocaching events. And if that weren’t enough, he has had some truly epic adventures (think night caching in a Louisiana bayou surrounded by hundreds of shiny gator eyes at kayak level).”Kind words from OMA&OPAof5: “We vote for TexasWriter. If there were such a thing as an International Geocache Goodwill Ambassador, he would be the perfect choice to fill the position. He has a passion for geocaching that is contagious. He uses his love of geocaching to mentor newbies like us and is always willing to answer any questions we might have.”So says Swagglepuss: “My vote is for TexasWriter. His numbers are impressive enough to win based on those alone, but they don’t even begin to tell the story about the tremendous positive impact he has had on the geocaching community. I appreciate the time he puts into writing meaningful, thoughtful, helpful, encouraging, and at times, extremely entertaining logs on every cache he finds. I love the time, effort, thought, and craftsmanship he puts into placing and maintaining his numerous hides.” All three nominees are outstanding members of their geocaching communities, and every comment that came in to us about them was full of praise. They will each receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ. But there can only be one winner. A panel from Geocaching HQ has collected and reviewed your comments. The outpouring of praise we received for TexasWriter goes on. The impact he has made on the Texas geocaching community (and elsewhere!) is clearly significant. We’re happy to award him with the Geocacher of the Month geocoin.The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin. Know an outstanding geocacher who should be recognized? Nominate them for next month’s award! The February 2015 Geocacher of the Month is:last_img read more

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10 months agoIniesta doubts PSG star Neymar will make Barcelona return

first_imgIniesta doubts PSG star Neymar will make Barcelona returnby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta can’t see PSG star Neymar making a surprise return this summer.It’s emerged Barca director Andre Cury has been meeting with representatives of Neymar over the part fortnight about returning to the Nou Camp.However Iniesta, who is now with Vissel Kobe, told RAC1: “Neymar’s return to Barça seems like something very complicated, but in football everything is possible. “He’s one of the strongest players in the world.”But I can hardly see him coming back to Barça.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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a month agoMoussa Sissoko delighted with new Spurs deal

first_imgMoussa Sissoko delighted with new Spurs dealby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko is delighted with his new deal.He has signed a new contract with the club until 2023.The Frenchman arrived in north London in the summer of 2016 and has developed into a key player under Mauricio Pochettino.Sissoko said: “I’m very proud to sign a new deal with the club – that means the club believes in me and they’re happy with what I’m doing.”Hopefully I can give my best to the club for a long time and hopefully we can get some trophies all together.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Legalities obstruct abuseinvestigation body for amateur athletes

first_imgOTTAWA — An outside body to investigate allegations of abuse and harassment in amateur sports is hung up on legalities, says Sports Minister Kirsty Duncan.Last week, Duncan announced a new code of conduct for handling abuse allegations in sport, from community teams to national sports organizations, but critics say it’s toothless.Cheryl Hardcastle, a Windsor, Ont., MP and the NDP critic for sport, has been calling for an independent investigative body for some time.“We started out with mandates and codes of conduct and it’s not enough,” said Hardcastle. “It’s not that it’s not working, it’s that it’s not enough to follow through on the complexities of these issues. Some of these investigations that are having to be done by organizations, they’re not even really equipped to do them.”Hardcastle said she thinks Canada should follow the lead of the United States, which has established the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The non-profit organization allows athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movement to report sexual abuse, provides information on abuse-prevention techniques and policies, and keeps a public database of coaches and other sports figures disciplined for sexual misconduct.In an emailed statement, Duncan wrote that a third-party mechanism for investigating complaints in Canada is in the works but “legal and jurisdictional issues” need to be considered and that her officials are working with provinces and territories.Duncan also wrote that the outside body will eventually “ensure all athletes can feel safe and confident in disclosing incidents of abuse and be assured their case will be given due process.”Canadian Heritage spokesperson Daniel Savoie said in an email that the federal government already requires that all government-funded sports organizations allow for “access to an independent third party to address harassment and abuse cases.”But establishing that independent body for abuse allegations requires “support and collaboration between federal–provincial/territorial governments and the sport community,” wrote Savoie.Like other provinces, Alberta has been in talks with the federal government about how to reduce abuse in sports and recently hosted Canada’s sports ministers at a conference in Red Deer. They discussed the possibility of “a mechanism to report and monitor incidents of harassment, abuse, and discrimination in sport,” wrote Marion Nadar, a spokesperson for Alberta’s culture ministry.Nadar wrote that the ministry isn’t aware of any legal or jurisdictional obstacles that would prevent the creation of a third-party body to hear complaints.The provincial ministry that handles sport in British Columbia referred questions on the issue to the federal government. Ontario’s ministry condemned abuse in sport and said that province is working on a sports action plan but didn’t answer questions about problems with a third-party investigative body.Duncan’s announcement came shortly after a CBC investigation found over 200 coaches in Canada have been convicted of sexual abuse in the last 20 years and another 34 cases involving coaches are before the courts.—Follow @Dani_Edwards1 on TwitterDanielle Edwards, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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