Fort Lauderdale police officer suspended after pushing woman

first_imgA Fort Lauderdale police officer has been suspended from his job after video surfaced showing him pushing a kneeling protester during Sunday night’s demonstration.Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione announced the decision on Monday stating:“That officer has been removed from any contact with the public,” said Maglione. “He is relieved from duty basically while this matter is investigated. It is going to be investigated first and foremost to see if any Florida statutes were violated. In other words, a criminal investigation is going to commence that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is going to do. It’s not unusual in a case of police use of force.”Witnesses say the incident is what started a confrontation between protesters and police officers that ended in a riot.Several police cars, buildings, and businesses were left severely damaged.Maglione stated that while he does not believe the officer’s actions started the riot, his action may have escalated the situation.last_img read more


first_imgBILL NEAL :09 A tip of Santa’s cap to all those who came out to the Champions First Friday—Christmas Party—Red Party…great fun was had by all and we collected a bunch of toys for “Toys for Champions.” D.J. Mean Gee was on point with the old school jams and the ladies dressed in red for the occasion were worth the price of admission to say the least…You know what I’m saying?!?! Wobbel, Wobbel!:08 Early prediction as usual. Steelers struggle early against Cleveland. You know they have that attitude problem playing down to lesser talent. But they’ll have little trouble putting away the injury plagued Bun-gels. 24-10 is the way I call it. And yes you can take it to the bank!:07 Now I am not one to say I told you so, (actually I am) but didn’t I tell you there would be NBA basketball. Yes I did. And I also told you I don’t know how or for that matter why, but these pro league walk-outs and lock-outs are making somebody a lot of money. Look I said I don’t know why…but I just got a feeling!:06 So ya wanna keep blaming Rashard Mendenhall for the problem with the Steelers’ running game. Meanwhile the Steelers have an offensive line that even “O.J.” couldn’t run through…and you all know “O.J.” can get through damn near anything! (oops, my bad!) If you give him a hole he’ll run through it. I promise you.:05 The City Game is alive and well. More than 16,000 checked in at Consol Energy Center the other night, and not a bad game to be sure. What Duquesne lacked in height they made up in heart. T.J. McConnell is the real deal and could play anywhere. The Dukes desperately need an inside presence. And even though Pitt has an inside presence…They need one too. I mean one that actually works. I am just saying.:04 The campaign is officially on. Everybody start calling the Pitt Athletic Department…in a kind and gentle way now…and start asking that they retire San Clancy’s uniform and hang it in the rafters at the Peterson Events Center along with the other legends, which he clearly is! The uniforms that are presently retired are Don Hennon, Billy Knight, Charles Smith and Brandon Knight. Now you tell me Sam “Bam” Clancy doesn’t deserve to be there.:03 I know you’ve been crying for a new Top 10 list, for goodness sake I am getting stopped in the streets about it. So hhhheeerrrreeee we go! But trust me this won’t be easy.The Top 10 Greatest Steelers of All Time: 1. Joe Greene 2. Franco Harris 3. Mel Blount 4. Terry Bradshaw 5. Lynn Swann 6. Rod Woodson 7. L. C. Greenwood 8.Jack Lambert 9. Mike Webster 10. Jack HamYou know the drill. Think you have a better list? Mail me your list (that’s right I said mail it. Don’t be so lazy.) And I’ll put yours in the paper…if it’s better. Mail to Champion Enterprises, 416 Springdale Drive, Suite 33, Pgh., PA 15235.:02 I want to take this opportunity to thank “Ms. Carol” (Carolyn Jones) from the New Pittsburgh Courier for coming to the First Friday Christmas Par-Tay even though she got lost…we’re glad you made it. It’s nice to know that some people can keep their word! Huh!:01 Hey I am done, that’s all I got…oh, hold up wait a minute…I got more. Give Hines Ward the ball mmmmmaaaannnn! Give the man his 1,000 catches. All he’s done for you is everything, including winning your last Super Bowl for ya and knocking all the other big nasty guys on their butts. C’mon man!!!Now I am done.~ Game Over ~ :10 Listen, whatever they’re putting in the milk they give the boys in Clairton and Aliquippa needs to be packaged and marketed nationwide. Are you kidding me…both of their football teams are something like 250 wins and no losses over the past five years. And let’s not talk about the last “50” years! Now run and tell Kevin Cameron I said that! last_img read more

Alleged gun brandishing lands man on remand

first_imgA motorcycle mechanic was remanded to prison on Wednesday by Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Providence Magistrates’ Court on a charge of illegal possession of a high powered weapon.Devon AtkinsonDevon Atkinson, also known as “Wild Buck”, of Kitty, Georgetown denied the charge which stated that on July 14, 2019 at Linden-Soesdyke Highway, he had a Bushmaster Carbon 15 AR 15 Pistol in his possession while not being the holder of a firearm license.Atkinson was represented by Attorney-at-Law Siand Dhurjon, who made a bail application on behalf of his client. The prosecution is contending that on July 14, Atkinson was observed by Police officers pulling out the weapon from his backpack at an event outside a popular resort on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. It is also alleged that Atkinson discharged several rounds in the air.Magistrate Latchman remanded the man to prison and the case will continue on August 6.last_img read more

“We must all oppose plans to mine in Donegal,” says Councillor

first_imgA Donegal county councillor has urged the public to oppose mining in the county.Cllr Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig urged people to object to plans for four prospecting licences for four parts of the county.He said the possibility that Great Glen Resources might be granted licenses to mine for gold, silver and other minerals in Donegal is a cause for great concern. He said “Mining for minerals can be a catastrophe for the local environment. Water sources are exposed to contamination and huge volumes of water are consumed to extract minerals from the base rock.“Noxious chemicals are also involved in the extraction process. In the case of mining for gold and silver, for example, tons of cyanide are used to separate the minerals from the rocks which contain the minerals.“In the case of Donegal, the situation is made much more dangerous by the presence of high levels of radon in the rocks. If drilling through these rocks was to happen, the radon gas would be dispersed into the air with no way of knowing where it would contaminate.“There is no doubt in my mind that mineral extraction under these conditions would benefit nobody except the shareholders of Great Glen Resources, who don’t have to live with the consequences of their exploration.” He added that he will work with other councillors to oppose the granting of licenses to mining companies in the county.But he said the community needs to organise themselves to stand against mining in their area.“We only have to look across the border to the community in the Sperrins in County Tyrone to see how effective community action can be in mobilising and putting pressure on local representatives to support them in their opposition to mining in their area.“We can also look back to the early 80s when the Donegal community successfully opposed uranium mining in the same areas that are being suggested now.Together we can win. Oppose mining in Donegal,” he said.“We must all oppose plans to mine in Donegal,” says Councillor was last modified: June 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:donegalMININGOPPOSITIONlast_img read more

‘He’s Championship class!’ – QPR fans react to loanee’s man-of-the-match display

first_imgQPR fans on Twitter were impressed by out-on-loan midfielder Michael Doughty’s man-of-the-match performance for Swindon on Saturday.Doughty scored a penalty and also set up the Robins’ second goal in a televised 2-2 draw at Peterborough.And those Rangers supporters who saw the game were unsurprised by a stat underlining Doughty’s influence at Swindon this season – with some feeling he should still be at Loftus Road.Michael Doughty has had a hand in all five of Swindon’s league goals this season (2 goals, 3 assists). #Swindon #QPR— Jack Supple (@Jack_Supple) September 3, 2016How Michael Doughty can’t get a look in for Wales is beyond me. He’s Championship class in L1. Had a hand in every #STFC goal…— Ashley Allen (@QPRFC_Ash) September 3, 2016Not quite sure what happens between Swindon & Shepherds Bush but even allowing for 1 Div lower Doughty’s performances deserve analysis. #QPR— Barry Byrne (@ByrneBarry) September 3, 2016Jeez I see Doughty is tearing up league 1 again, it’s a shame he hasn’t done it in a QPR shirt yet— Conor (@conorbarz88) September 3, 2016Yes Michael Doughty!— Soph (@sophqpr) September 3, 2016We better not loan out Doughty again next season— Polter (@PerfectPolter) September 3, 2016Swindon fans who have been watching him all season were also full of praise…Doughty has yet again proven why he is the best in that team, simply untouchable— Joshua Peters (@joshuapeterss) September 3, 2016Doughty made it look easy today— Aidan (@aidan_stfc) September 3, 2016Doughty involved in every Town goal this season. What a player. #STFC— Dan Johnson ن (@danwjonson) September 3, 2016See also:QPR’s Doughty returns to Swindon on loanIns and outs: every summer deal done by Chelsea, Brentford, Fulham and QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

For Better Workouts, Head for the Hills

first_imgScience News1 reported on a study by the American Heart Association that shows hiking in the mountains is good for you.  Experiments on people hiking in the Austrian Alps showed that going uphill, the body improves the processing of fats called triglycerides, and walking downhill improves the processing of glucose sugar.  45 volunteers who were “healthy but generally inactive” took part in the study by hiking up a 30-degree slope in Austria 3 to 5 hours per week and riding the cable car down.  After two months, they switched and rode up and walked down.  Each hike was preceded by intake of fats and glucose, and after each hike their blood level concentrations of the substances were measured.1Ben Harder, “Up and down make different workouts,” Science News, Week of Dec. 11, 2004; Vol. 166, No. 24, p. 380.Running on level treadmills is for mice.  Get out and breathe the fresh air and tackle a mountain.  Here’s a picture to inspire you, and here’s an encore.  For more benefits, join the club.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SKA will drive growth of Africa’s human capital

first_img2 March 2015Construction of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a strategic infrastructure project that is being overseen by the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Committee. And it is anticipated that this will lead to new innovations in manufacturing and construction, according to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa“The SKA forms part of efforts to transform South Africa’s economy through human capital development, innovation, value addition, industrialisation and entrepreneurship,” he said, speaking at the SKA site in Carnarvon in the Northern Cape on 28 February.He said the project would create jobs not only during the next decade or so of construction, but also for the next 50 years of operation and maintenance. “The SKA project, which is aligned with the African Union’s 10-year Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa, will help to drive human capital development on the continent. It will contribute to Africa’s efforts to build innovation-led, knowledge- based economies.”This was part of efforts that sought to harness science, technology and innovation to advance the continent’s developmental goals. The SKA is a global science and engineering project to build the world’s largest radio telescope, and Ramaphosa said it would collect and process vast amounts of data, which would require and encourage significant advances in high-performance computing.“Producing the thousands of dishes required for the SKA will demand an entirely new way of building highly sophisticated and sensitive scientific instruments.”Youth developmentThe 699 students and postdoctoral fellows who had been supported through the SKA South Africa bursary and fellowship programme were at the forefront of leading the project, said Ramaphosa.It was developing technical and artisan skills while producing a new cohort of young scientists. “Scientists are not born. They are made. They are the products of a society that values knowledge, promotes learning and rewards innovation. They are products of a society that reads, of schools that work and parents [who] are engaged in the intellectual development of their children.“We need universities that have the academic capacity and financial resources to conduct ground-breaking research, companies that are prepared to dedicate resources to research and development, understanding that sustained profitability depends on innovative products and evolving ways of working, schools that have libraries, and schools that have capable and enthusiastic teachers of maths, science and language,” he said.National Development PlanScience and technology could do much in the fight against poverty, unemployment and inequality, he said, adding that the National Development Plan (NDP) highlighted the vital role played by science, technology and innovation in national development and equitable growth.“Throughout human history, technological progress has fuelled economic and social development. From agriculture to commerce, from health care to communications, from manufacturing to education, technology has transformed the human experience.”While the first phase of the SKA would be situated in South Africa and Australia, 11 countries were participating as members of the SKA Organisation. “Around 100 organisations from about 20 countries have been participating in the design and development of the SKA. It is particularly significant that eight other African countries will be involved in hosting the second phase of the project. This promises to establish Africa as a hub for expanding scientific inquiry.”He said the SKA would be a revolutionary new radio telescope, a highly flexible instrument designed to address fundamental questions in astrophysics, fundamental physics, cosmology, particle astrophysics and astrobiology.“Through the SKA we will be able to probe the cosmic Dark Ages and previously unexplored parts of the distant universe. We will use it to search for planets and black holes, and examine galaxy evolution, cosmology and dark energy, in search of answers to fundamental questions about our origins and how the universe works.”The government commended, encouraged and supported partnerships between the SKA Project Office and the private sector that were transforming the lives of people in the Northern Cape.“We are witnesses to human capital development through a bursary programme for learners in the surrounding areas of Williston, Brandvlei, Van Wyksvlei and Carnarvon,” Ramaphosa said, encouraging people to work together to expand knowledge and apply what was discovered to improve the condition of all life on Earth.“Let us work together to explore the history of our universe and, in doing so, secure our common future.”Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

BSF officer, wife declared ‘foreigners’ in Assam

first_imgAn assistant sub-inspector of the Border Security Force (BSF) and his wife have been declared “foreigners” by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in eastern Assam’s Jorhat town.The tribunal declared Muzibur Rahman and his wife as non-Indians in an ex parte or one-sided judgement in July.The citizenship of the officer’s parents and his siblings are, however, not in doubt. The family is based in Golaghat district’s Udaypur-Mikirpatty close to the Assam-Nagaland border.Mr. Rahman, currently posted in Punjab, came to know of the judgement against him when he came home on leave in July last week.He said the Assam police’s border wing had relied on a ‘drunkard’s account’ to submit a report to the tribunal against him.The border wing, established in 1962 to initially prevent infiltration of Pakistanis, is tasked with detection and deportation of foreigners. Currently, 100 Foreigners’ Tribunals decide the fate of such “foreigners” referred by this wing.“We have land documents of 1923. It is a pity that a genuine Indian citizen has been made a foreigner on the basis of a drunkard’s feedback. My family did not receive the tribunal’s notice. The chief of our village also did not inform me when I was away on duty,” Mr. Rahman said, adding that he had approached the Gauhati High Court.In June, the court gave bail to retired soldier Mohammed Sanaullah who, was on May 28, was declared a foreigner by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in Guwahati. He had spent more than a week in a detention camp in western Assam’s Goalpara.last_img read more