Three Men Indicted on Murder Charges in Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing

first_imgA prosecutor on Wednesday announced that three men have been indicted on murder charges in last February’s killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.Prosecutor Joyette Holmes says a Glynn County grand jury has indicted Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. on charges that include malice and felony murder, in the Arbrey’s death.Arbery was shot of death on Feb. 23, when the Greg and Travis McMichael, a white father and son, pursued the 25-year-old Black man, who was jogging in their neighborhood. Greg McMichael told police that he suspected Arbery was a burglar, and that Arbery attacked his son before being shot.Bryan, who lives in the same community, said he saw the McMichaels driving by and decided to join the chase, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent testified earlier this month.The McMichaels were arrested May 7, two days after Bryan’s cellphone video appeared online.Bryan was subsequently arrested on May 22. An arrest warrant said that he tried “to confine and detain” Arbery without legal authority by “utilizing his vehicle on multiple occasions” before the man was shot.In addition to malice murder and felony murder charges, the McMichaels and Bryan are each charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.last_img read more

IAAF suspends staff connected to alleged Russian cover-up

first_imgNick Davies – the former right-hand man of IAAF president Lord Coe – is accused of receiving “an undisclosed payment”.Davies’ wife, Jane Boulter-Davies, and Pierre-Yves Garnier, are also suspended for 180 days.The IAAF’s ethics board says there’s no presumption of guilt against them.last_img

Kweku Andoh , Hearts player to watch against New Edubiase

first_imgDefender Kweku Andoh is the player to watch as Hearts of Oak travel Bekwai to face New Edubiase on the opening day of the 2013-14 season.Hearts edged past their opponent 1-0 at the Gyamfi’s Park last season and will hope for another favourable result on Sunday.Andoh who joined the capital-based side from Berekum Chelsea is confident of making his Hearts Premier League debut on a positive note.“Edubiase will be tough but we’re also confident we can bag the maximum points,” Andoh said“I just joined the club and so I’m hoping to start well. We’re aware of the big task ahead but we beat them at their home grounds last season and can do it again.“I have settled in well and hoping to play a key role for the side this season.”last_img read more

Clippers: 5 burning questions going into training camp

first_imgBEVERLEY SAYS HE’S NOT PAUL, BUT WHO IS BEVERLEY?Beverley said at his introductory news conference, “I am not Chris Paul.” All right, so who is Beverley, the man tasked with replacing Paul as the Clippers’ point guard? Well, Beverley spent the past five seasons with the Rockets and was a first-team all-defensive team performer in 2016-17, when he averaged 9.5 points and 4.2 assists while playing alongside James Harden. Beverley is a tough, annoying guy to play against. If that sandpaper element was absent in the past, then the Clippers addressed it by acquiring Beverley.WHO TAKES THE BIG SHOTS NOW THAT PAUL AND JAMAL CRAWFORD ARE GONE?Griffin? Danilo Gallinari? Beverley? Lou Williams? Austin Rivers? In the past, the obvious answer to that question was Paul or Crawford. Opponents knew it, too. Now, things will be different and that might be a good thing. Unpredictability could make the Clippers more difficult to defend when time is short and the game is on the line this season. Griffin figures to be a go-to guy, but will he be the only go-to guy game after game, night after night? If not Griffin, then Gallinari, Beverley, Williams or Rivers could be options.WILL THE CLIPPERS BUY INTO WHAT DOC RIVERS IS SELLING?Clippers owner Steve Ballmer made a bold offseason move by limiting Rivers’ duties strictly to coaching for this season, which many league observers took to mean that it’ll be far easier to fire Rivers if things don’t go well in 2017-18. So, it seems imperative for Rivers to get the Clippers to buy into his vision for the team from the opening day of training camp. The one thing all great teams have in common is an ability to band together to win, putting aside egos and personality conflicts. Can the Clippers pull in the same direction?HAS THE WINDOW CLOSED ON THE CLIPPERS’ TITLE HOPES?Or more to the point, are the Clippers facing an inevitable decline after five consecutive 50-win seasons? It’s easy to forget that the Clippers had their (long)shots at their first NBA championship before the Golden State Warriors emerged as the league’s newest super team, winning two titles in three seasons and setting a record with 73 regular-season victories in 2015-16. Maybe the better question for the Clippers this season is to ask whether they can simply maintain their status after so much change during the offseason. It won’t be easy.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The new-look Clippers open training camp Tuesday at the University of Hawaii with a great many questions to be answered after an exceptionally busy offseason, and with an equal number of reasons to wonder what’s next for a franchise that appears to have reached its peak.There are new faces on the court and in the executive suite. There also are new roles for players, coaches and management. Is so much change so quickly healthy for the Clippers? Buckle up, because it’s going to be an entertaining ride in 2017-18.These and other questions will be answered in due time.IS THIS BLAKE GRIFFIN’S TEAM NOW THAT CHRIS PAUL IS A HOUSTON ROCKET?The Clippers didn’t (read: couldn’t) keep Paul during the offseason, so they traded the All-Star point guard to the Rockets for a package of players that included Patrick Beverley, a dramatic move that overhauled their roster for the coming season(s). Then they re-signed Griffin for five seasons and $173 million, which more or less makes him the first Clipper for Life in the franchise’s lackluster history. Then they signed Milos Teodosic, a dynamic Serb who was renowned as the best player not playing in the NBA, in order to pump new life into Lob City.center_img Clippers training camp roster last_img read more

Wednesday: Decision on Finalists of Cup of B&H

first_img(Source: Fena) The matches of the half-finals of the football Cup of Bosnia-Herzegovina will be played on Wednesday.Defending champions Široki Brijeg at will meet with Čelik. Široki Brijeg will try to make up the backlog of two goals from the first match in Zenica and to try to win for the third time, the finals of the most massive club competition in Bosnia-Herzegovina..In the second match, Zrinjski and Sarajevo will meet in Mostar. The first match in Sarajevo ended without goals.The match schedule:18.00 Zrinjski – Sarajevo (first match 0:0)19.00 Široki Brijeg – Čelik (0:2)last_img read more

WHS Service Day 2015: Youth meets community…

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School held its annual Service Day throughout the community this morning and had a myriad of activities this afternoon at the high school.The annual service day featured a plethora of activities including meal packaging to benefit Meals-on-Wheels-for-Kids during the summer and Project Sticker Shock was a fun-filled day by the WHS Leadership Team under sponsor Karla Defore.WHS students were scattered across 32 different locations this morning (see photo gallery here).Those who participated and where they served are as follows: Eisenhower Elementary — Holly May, Alexx Parsons, Peyton Adams, Tyanna Hughes, Levi Beard, Leanne Neal, Baylee Pacchelli, Chaese Hamel, Lukas Soria, Tayland French, Will Long, Lauryn Snipes, Donovan Rowley, Meghan McCarty, Morgan Hain, Liz Dean, Matthew Sinnett, Nolan Hotchkin, Meghan McCarty. Chisholm Trail Museum — Tara Patterson, Karrigan Beard, Mylea Sunell, Alexis Oleson, Alisha Rhodes, Alisha Farley, Cady Thomas, Regan Pourner. Arrowhead Animal Clinic — Lindy Fike, Alejandro Vargas, Taylor Altendorf, Jessica Reyes, Macy Bowman, Michelle Estes, Trevor Nance, Andrew Pelkey. First Christian Church — Tony Ramirez, Jayden Dycus, Kim Barry.Downtown — Chandler Hain, Michael Norris, Aubrey Stangl, Tristan Stoddard, Tristan Tucker, Alexis Vickers, Brad Weins, Christiana Alcorn, Orian Brown, Gavin Cairns, Weston Driskell, Kutter Frazee, Damon Haggerty, Joey Haydon, Woody Horn.Chamber of Commerce — Cajen Shore, Connor Phelps, Remington Gilkey, Caden Rusk, Alexis Hinman, Morgan Lyles, Jacob Cook, Katie Reichenberger.Central Office – Kennedy Cook, Alexis Carlson, Desiree Heller. Bus Barn – Colin Reichenberger, Mitchell McGuire, Jared Shields, Mackinze Tracy, Jaycee Schlettler, Madison Barron, Kylie Byers, Daulton Burden, Ella Paralon, Matt Terry, Colby Allen, Chase Edwards, Miguel Lujan, Brittany Mcinteer.Golden Living — Shelbie Wright, Caitie Williams, Alyssa Jackson, Julian Cornejo, Raeven Blackbull, Betina Flores, Mercedes Vazquez, Hunter Owston, Tristin Witham, Colton Glover, John Willis, Seth Tunnell, Matthew Mason.Free Will Baptist — David Matlock, Katie Ledbetter.Food Bank — Rylee Vargas, Lindsay Roth, Laken Kimball, Kira Hills, Kialee LeValley, Adaysia Love, Drew Mayo, Gunner Fox.Fire Department — Ahmed Mohammed, Adam Condit, Leah Nelson, Jozie Caudillo, Brent Williams, Emily Baum, Jessica Thatcher, Katie Pape, Chase Crittenden, Levi Preston, Betty Brown, Philip Toothman.KOA — Luke Baker, Ariel Ferguson, Dylan Thompson, Trevor Bernd, Steven Benton, Jacob Farley, Dylan Ferguson, Reece Langford, Chevy Nuss, Chance Wilson.Kennedy Elementary — Jaryn Lloyd, Austin Nefzger, Chloe Stafford, Austin Crowe, Jon Lee, Christina Crispen, Shayna Templeton, Callen Duntz, Colten Duntz, Jasmine Wager, Vanessa Rodriguez, Stormie Tidwell, Peyton Witham, Shelby McNamara, Kyle Robbins, Miranda Callaway, Mikayla Rosenthal, Haley Farley, Jarrod McEachern, Ryan Olson, Cassidy Harriger, Brad McBath. Hillside Baptist — Joseph Friesen, Tyler Johnson, Tristan Barrigan, Alyssa Crispen.Hargis Creek — Jack Heimer, Matthew Edgington, Sammee Lira, Dustin Dodson, Juan Chandler, Tyler Pettegrew, Lane Beard, Luke Dickerman, Alicia Seyfert, Jacob Hays, Adam Condit, Aiyana Mitchell, Quinten Newlin, Tatum Haskins, Patrick Hollman.Park Department — Amy Diver, Maggie Fink, Joey Byers, Noah Rinehart, Kiki Vargas, Jessica West, Amber Biddle.Panhandle Railroad Museum — Teagan Bucher, Faith Shapley-Queen, Demi Shriver, Ian Hadipour, Drake Steinbach, James Sump, Katelyn Terry, Brice Tucker. Memorial Auditorium — Jon Ryberg, Joey Lewellen, Joshua Quanz, Chris Kop, Taylor Ward, Dean Nugen, Rebecca Pinkerton, Eric Pruitt, Aaron Redford, Noah Row, Dakota Saunders, Nicole Staggs, Madison Goans.Lincoln Elementary — Lupita Chandler, Jaden Hines, Cheyenne Dunnavent, Hannah Roths, Isaiah Rogers, Rylee Raschke, Connie Ray, Cowen Rains, Stephanie Bristow, Tori Moore, Desiree Spang, Caleb Ditch. SCCDAT — Allison McCue, Ryleigh Buck, Abby Goodrum, Brenton Troutman, Damoggio Johnson, Trenton Prindle, Hunter Etter.Wellington Public Library — William Daily, Cabriel Roe, Courtney Reynolds, Nathan Elix, Megan Myers, Jayden King, Devin Martens, Elizabeth Montenegro.Police Department — Sarah Lee, Skylar Tidwell, Tayler Patrick, Austin Dunn, Jason Norris, Jace Lowe, Zach Bodkins, Aaron Fair, Brecken Lawrence, Connor Burnett, Michaela Leaf, Michael Billington, Hannah Evens, Bente Carlstesen, Ashley Soles, Abigail Lee, Ariel Wiseman, Standard Brown, David Ludlow.Pheasants Forever — Vincent Ast, Brad Warner, Cameron Bartelson, Auni Williams, Kyle Dall, Wyatt Witmer.Washington Elementary — Trey Coulter, Taylor Zimmerman, Bryce Oldridge, Sage Ferguson, Nick Hawkins, Siarah Walker, Nike Hyde, Mariah Moore, Alexis Marshall, Sara Antoine, Noelle Wright, Wesley Gilmore, Jaylynne Luna, Addyson DeJarnett, Peighton Westmoreland, Kailyn Patterson, Josh Amos, Kayma Brand, Jo Tredway, Madison Lewellen.Sterling House — Kindyl Krueger, Bailey Altendorf, Skylar Brand, Austin Pfalzgraf, Nate Ybarra, Dietra Sober, Trevor Whitney, Rebecca Wilson, Jacob Riggs, Ashley Ewing, Victoria Winger, Rong Ni. SRMC — Kiley Clift, Skyla McRoberts, TraVonte Wiseman, Kelsie Haydon, Callie Bannister, Chase LeValley, Jacob Michaelis, Seth Smith, Jace Bruns, Ian King, Peyton Landsdon, Cameron Sanchez, Kyle Nichols, Ronnie Mortimer, Kirstan McCracken.Sumner Care Center — Mindy Everhart, Mary Everhart, Brentasia Cramer, Caitlin McDonald, Marissa Brown, Nicholas Chalmers, Madison Goans, Essence Lolar, Colton McCarty, Katelyn Migues.Wheat Capital Manor — Destiny Jones, Austin Weaver, Alec Waver, Ashlyn Arebalo, Khalil Boyer-Mutazammil, Loren Brock.Senior Center — Josh Brown, Isabella Fanning, Devon Corp, Courtney Overfelt, Ali Bird. Golf Course — Zack Frederick, Jake Leverich, Aaron Mason, Graysen DeJarnett, Jake Walton, Skyler Crittenden, Chantz Daugherty, David Seyfert, Nick Farley, Derek Driskell, Adrien Ramirez, Adam Hilt, Dylan Goodman, Carson LeGrand, Shane Hughes, Dylan Jones, Ethan Tunnell, Therin Frame, Jace Deffenbaugh, Brock Edwards.Wellington Christian Academy — Baylee DeJarnett, Skyler Struble, Mallory Barker, Erin Goodrum, Alyssa Moore, Kalyn Fair.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Theresa Snider · 277 weeks ago The friends of Wellington Library so appreciate all the volunteers we had to helpw ith our booksale. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 277 weeks ago What a great bunch of young people! This totally restores my faith in humanity! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Bennet says free preschool tuition should be higher priority for his party

first_imgDES MOINES — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet went to a Des Moines preschool Thursday to highlight his call for ensuring every three- and four-year-old in America can go to a public preschool.“I realize that the reason why preschool kids don’t get the attention they deserve is that they don’t vote in elections, but it doesn’t make it any less important for us to do what we need to do here,” Bennet said.Bennet proposes $1 in federal funding for every $3 a state puts toward universal preschool. Bennet says tuition-free preschool should be a higher priority for Democrats than free college. He is calling on Democrats to focus more on pre-K through 12 education.“The best predictor of the quality of your education is your parent’s income and that’s not the way it’s supposed to work,” Bennet told Radio Iowa. “There was a time in American history in the 20th century when education was the wind at our back and It needs to be again in the 21st century.”Bennet, a U.S. Senator from Colorado, is the former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, where 95-thousand students were enrolled. Bennet said there hasn’t been a question in any televised debate for 2016 or 2020 candidates about K-12education — and he said that shows a mismatch from what kids and parents need “and what our politics is delivering.”last_img read more

England target sixth win at Costa Ballena

first_img Tags: Cheshire, England Men’s Team, Essex, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Yorkshire England will send a six-strong team to Spain next month to compete in the Costa Ballena Octagonal International Challenge.Warwickshire duo Sam Broadhurst (pictured above) and Max Martin are joined in the squad by Gloucestershire’s Joe Harvey, Cheshire’s Jack Brooks, Yorkshire’s Sam Bairstow and Arron Edwards-Hill from Essex.The event is being staged from 21-24 January at the Costa Ballena Ocean Club near Jerez.England will take on teams representing Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Portugal and Ireland.Now in its 19th edition, the tournament was first held in 2001 with England the inaugural winners.England have won it on another four occasions – 2005, 2006, 2014 and 2016.However, home advantage has proved crucial with Spain aiming to defend their 2019 title and claim their 11th overall victory.The format for the three-day event is morning foursomes followed by afternoon singles. 17 Dec 2019 England target sixth win at Costa Ballena last_img read more

Nelson’s Cam Keith picked to lead BCHL Trail Smokies

first_imgThe Trail Smoke Eaters dipped into the professional leagues to hire Cam Keith as the new coach of the BC Hockey League franchise. Tom Gawryletz, president of the Trail Smoke Eaters, made the announcement Friday. “I am deeply honored to be selected as the Head Coach for the Trail Smoke Eaters and look forward to giving back to a community that gave me so much,” the former Nelson native said on the Smokies website. Keith, who played for the Smokies during his time in the BCHL during the 1999-2000 season, played 54 games with Trail, scoring 28 goals and 30 assists for 58 points. Keith also played for Victoria Salsa from 1997-1999. Keith comes to the Silver City after spending time as an assistant coach with Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League. The Cyclones are affiliated with Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League, with is the minor league affiliate of the NHL’s Nashville Predators. Keith began coach after a 10-year playing career, spanning three leagues as well as overseas.   In 146 games in the AHL with Hartford, St. John’s and Peoria he amassed 36 points, (14 goals, 22 assists).  In 213 regular season games in the ECHL he scored 54 goals along with 98 assists for a total of 152 points.   In the ECHL he played for the Pensecola Ice Pilots and the Alaska Aces winning the Kelly Cup with the Aces in 2006.   The Partrick J. Kelly Cup is awarded annually to the playoff champions of the ECHL. In that playoff year he finished seventh overall on the Aces with 12 points (6 goals and 6 assists) in 17 games and was instrumental in helping his team capture the cup.  In post season contests, playing for the Kelly Cup, Cam was nearly a point-per-game player stockpiling 43 points (13 goals, 30 assists) in 49 games. During his tenure in collegiate hockey, playing for University of Alaska-Fairbanks. he accrued 100 points with 41 goals and 59 assists in 144 games.  He finished in the Nanooks top six in scoring during each of his four seasons. “My past experience in Trail and my roots in the Kootenays have drawn me back to Trail hockey and the BCHL,” Keith said. “My history with the Trail community gives me the confidence  and pride to recruit the character players that best exemplifies Trail Smoke Eater Hockey.”   Gawryletz said the Smoke Eaters are also confident that Keith will bring those same attributes to our organization. Keith, the 14th coach in Smokies history, replaces Nick Deschenes, who was relieved of his duties as GM/Head Coach of the Trail Smoke Eaters in February. The Smokies finished the 2015-16 season in sixth spot in the Interior Division of the BCHL with a 23-33-2-0 record. Trail hosts a Summer Identification Camp July 8-10 in Couer d’ Alene, Idaho.last_img read more

Travelling exhibition to address child abuse launched

first_imgArtwork of an abused child at the launch of the exhibitionBy Kizzy ColemanIn an effort to bring more awareness to the struggles of children who have been sexually abused, UNICEF, in collaboration with the European Union, the Social Protection and Public Security Ministries, the Guyana Police Force and local NGOs, has set up a travelling exhibition which will display the artwork of sexually abused children.According to statistics, more than 670 cases of child sexual abuse were reported to the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA); as such, the organisations joined hands to reinforce the message that sexual abuse is unacceptable.The objective of the exhibition is to highlight through the child’s eye the pain, hurt, anger and shame that they live with each day.Another painting done by a sexually abused childPolice Stations across the country will be used to showcase some of the artwork of the travelling exhibition.Speaking at the exhibition launch, Assistant Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine reiterated the importance that the Police must give to any movement that seeks to protect children.He noted that children were the leaders of the future and the leaders of tomorrow and, as such, the Police Force is committed to giving children the necessary treatment, responses and attention that are available in the justice system.“Already we have started a process of enhancing the way our investigators operate in such cases. We will ensure that they get some special training in this regard,” he disclosed.In delivering her remarks, UNICEF representative Marilyn Flatt explained that the paintings all displayed the marks that sexual abuse had left on our children. She added that violence in all of its forms should be prevented.She noted that in Guyana, an average of 2000 cases of neglect and abuse are reported every year.“Children often remain silent because it is difficult to talk about abuse, they are too afraid and are not sure where to turn to. Children need to know that they need to speak up and not to be afraid and to speak up when they are touched inappropriately,” she explained.She further noted that education on this issue was essential currently in Guyana.“We can prevent and protect children from suffering, abuse and violence beginning in early childhood through parenting education and changing attitudes and beliefs that encourage violence and discrimination at an early age. Educating families, caregivers and parents on their child’s early development increase the likelihood that they will use positive disciplining methods and thus reduce the risk of violence within the home.”Delivering the feature address, First Lady Sandra Granger stated that it gave her no pleasure to speak at the launching of a travelling exhibition for abused children as it was a sad reflection of how “we as a society continue to fail our children particularly in addressing sexual violence against them”.She noted the danger of the Internet in contributing to children being abused.“Increasingly, the Internet and mobile phone also put children at risk of social violence as some adults look to the Internet to pursue sexual relationships with children. There is also an increase in the number circulation of images showing child abuse.”In 2014, UNICEF estimated that 1 in 10 girls under the age of 20 that is about 120 million girl children were subjected to sexual intercourse at some point in their life. This, the First Lady noted, is very sad to hear.Mrs Granger hopes that the travelling exhibition can reach all the administrative regions in Guyana which will show that law enforcement is becoming attuned to its responsibility to protect and serve all.last_img read more