Report: Nigeria 0 Czech Rep. 1

first_imgNigeria 0 Czech Republic 1: Super Eagles suffer another World Cup warm-up defeat Ryan Benson 22:59 6/6/18 rohr-cropped Getty Images Tomas Kalas scored the only goal of the game, as Nigeria lost their final World Cup warm-up match 1-0 to Czech Republic on Wednesday. Nigeria’s World Cup preparations took another hit on Wednesday, as they lost 1-0 to a Czech Republic side which failed to qualify for the finals in Russia.Gernot Rohr’s men could take some positives away from their 2-1 defeat to England on Saturday, but there were few four days later, as Tomas Kalas’ first-half opener secured a slender victory for the Czechs, who were thrashed 4-0 by Australia on Friday.At no point in the first half did Nigeria appear to be in the ascendancy and, shortly after surviving a scare, they deservedly found themselves trailing in the 25th minute – Kalas scuffing in from close range after Francis Uzoho parried Tomas Soucek’s header right to him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The closest Nigeria came to levelling before the break was Wilfred Ndidi’s 30-yard drive, which was brilliantly tipped around the post by Tomas Vaclik in the Czech goal.Although a downpour briefly interrupted play in the early stages of the second half, Nigeria played with more intent after half-time and went close in the 63rd minute, as John Obi Mikel saw a header saved by Vaclik.Despite Nigeria’s efforts and attack-minded approach, a late equaliser never arrived, consigning them to a second successive defeat in their World Cup preparation games. read morelast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal midfielder Iwobi: We can’t dwell on Southampton defeat

first_imgArsenal midfielder Iwobi: We can’t dwell on Southampton defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi says they cannot dwell on defeat to Southampton.Iwobi admits they let themselves down for the 3-2 loss.He said, “I guess we weren’t concentrating throughout the 90 minutes. We had spells where we weren’t defending well as a group. It’s something we have to dust ourselves down from and keep on going. We can’t let our heads drop from this defeat, we just have to push on to the next match.”Of course, they deserve some credit. They had a gameplan and they stuck to it and did well against us. But it’s disappointing from us and we have to keep going again.”We had a lot of chances to win this game, I believe. But we have to give ourselves a bit of credit that we were able to go on this unbeaten run and now we have to start over again.”We have to react well, we have to keep on going. It’s a bit unfortunate that there were a couple of injuries but we have to keep on going and keep on fighting throughout the season.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Amendment Introduced to Children and Family Services Act

first_imgAn amendment to the Children and Family Services Act will ensure that peace officers have the authority to transport young people under secure treatment certificates or orders to and from court appearances. It will also allow peace officers to escort youth from the Wood Street Centre in Truro on leaves of absence and to other appointments. Currently, the Children and Family Services Act does not clearly authorize peace officers to perform this duty. “This amendment is meant to respond to transportation options for young people in secure treatment,” said Justice Minister Cecil Clarke. “Staff need a range of options to meet the needs of young people in secure care.” The Wood Street Centre in Truro, operated by the Department of Community Services, is Nova Scotia’s only secure treatment facility. The centre provides short-term residential services to young people in the care of the Minister of Community Services who are suffering from an emotional or behavioural disorder, where it is necessary to confine the child to remedy or alleviate the disorder and where they refuse or are unable to consent to treatment.last_img read more

Father of woman charged with murdering her baby says allegation isnt true

first_imgEDMONTON – The father of a woman charged with murder in the death of her 11-day-old daughter from a methamphetamine overdose says he doesn’t believe she could commit such an awful crime.Edmonton police charged Michelle Rice, 31, Thursday with second-degree murder. She is to appear in court Monday for a bail hearing.Officers were called to a home on March 29 to investigate a report of a baby not breathing. Autopsy and toxicology tests confirmed the baby died from a lethal dose of the drug, police said.Terence Rice said the family is struggling to deal with the arrest.“I just want to say that I know my daughter is a good person and I don’t believe that what she is accused of is true,” he said Friday from Lethbridge, Alta.“The fact that she is being charged with murder is beyond me, because I know that she really loves her children. I can’t imagine how this would come about. It is horrible.”Police have said Rice is a single mother who is in a relationship.Her father said his daughter’s other child, a two-year-old son, is in the custody of his biological father.Terence Rice said his wife and other daughter want to gain custody of the boy.Police have said the medical examiner stated there are two ways the baby could have ingested the methamphetamine — anally or orally. Investigators don’t believe the drug could have been passed to the baby through breast milk.Rice said he wants to speak with his daughter, who last visited his home during the Christmas holidays.“She stayed at my house. I thought she was healthy and happy.”Terence Rice said his daughter grew up in Lethbridge with a sister and two brothers and moved away about eight years ago.She didn’t have trouble with drugs growing up and is smart, he said.“She had gifts in that way,” he said. “She was on the national honour role through high school and had scholarships.”Rice said his family is overwhelmed by what is happening.“To be accused of such a heinous crime — it is very disturbing.”— With files from CTV Edmontonlast_img read more

CTV News Lisa LaFlamme Sits Down for OneonOne Interview with Canadian Music

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement As an author, Arden’s books include If I Knew, Don’t You Think I’d Tell You and I’ll Tell You One Damn Thing, That’s All I Know, along with her best-selling, self-penned memoir Falling Backwards. Arden is a regular guest host on CTV’s THE SOCIAL, is a frequent visitor of THE RICK MERCER REPORT, and has appeared on sitcoms CORNER GAS and ELLEN.Arden’s philanthropic work has included World Vision and the MAC Cosmetics Fashion Cares AIDS benefit. In recent years Arden has also supported Gilda’s Club in Toronto. TORONTO – CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme sits down with multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter and best-selling author Jann Arden, tonight (Wednesday, March 14) at 11 p.m. ET/PT on CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME. From the CTV NATIONAL NEWS studio in Toronto, the complete extended version of this candid conversation will be available on“Jann Arden is one of Canada’s household names, and we have all been touched by her music for decades,” said LaFlamme. “I’m looking forward to catching up with Jann in a one-on-one setting to discuss her personal reflections on her life and career.”The Alberta-born Arden arrived on the Canadian music landscape in 1993 with the release of her debut album, Time For Mercy, featuring the hit single, “I Would Die For You.” She has since released 14 albums and 19 Top Ten singles. Arden has hosted Canada’s JUNO AWARDS broadcast twice, in 1997 and 2016, and has been honoured eight times with their statuettes. Arden’s latest studio album, These Are The Days, will be released on March 16. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Marking World Humanitarian Day UN lauds heroic efforts on the front lines

Events will be held at UN offices and peacekeeping missions worldwide, with many focusing on those personnel at the front lines who have been killed in the cause of assisting people in need.Last year, 102 humanitarian workers lost their lives, compared with 30 deaths among aid workers in 1999. In addition, nearly 280 aid workers were victims of security incidents, more the quadruple the number one decade ago.The General Assembly proclaimed 19 August as World Humanitarian Day two years ago to commemorate the 2003 Canal Hotel bombing in Baghdad, which claimed the lives of 22 UN staff members, including the world body’s top envoy in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and wounded more than 150 people.Mr. Ban will lay a wreath at UN Headquarters in New York in remembrance of the personnel killed seven years ago.For many years, humanitarian workers have relied on the idea that they must be protected by all parties to allow them to carry out their work wherever needed.However, the false perception that aid is delivered only by Western groups or represents one ideological or religious world view has led to relief workers increasingly being targeted, ultimately hurting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.Earlier this month, Mr. Ban welcomed the United Kingdom’s recent ratification of a protocol expanding an international treaty aimed at protecting UN staff members and other humanitarian workers, thus enabling the pact to enter into force this week.The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Safety of UN and Associated Personnel provides legal protection to staff delivering emergency humanitarian assistance and to those providing political and development assistance in peacebuilding situations.It extends the legal protection offered by the 1994 convention on the same subject, which only applies to personnel engaged in peacekeeping operations.Mr. Ban, in a statement, called the Convention “the cornerstone” of the legal regime affording protection to UN and associated personnel operating in hostile and volatile environments. 18 August 2010The United Nations will mark the second-ever World Humanitarian Day on Thursday by paying tribute to the life-saving work carried out by aid workers around the globe, often in perilous places, to help those whose lives have been torn asunder by conflict, natural disasters and other crises. read more

No increase in Sri Lanka Haj quota

“Muslims are well looked after by the Rajapaksa government. There are no restrictions imposed on the number of Haj pilgrims who wish to perform their religious duties,” the visiting minister explained. “We allow everyone who wishes to perform his lifetime obligation to Allah,” he said. Speaking to Arab News following the signing ceremony, Fowzie, who held talks with Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar, said that the island has more than 3 million Muslims and his ministry has so far received more than 7,000 applicants for the forthcoming Haj. He said Colombo would like to see an increase in its quota of pilgrims in the coming years since Muslims on the island are now free to travel in and out of the country following the end of a long-running ethnic conflict.“We have successfully eliminated the threat from the shores of Sri Lanka under the able leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa,” Fowzie said.He thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and his government for the services extended to the pilgrims every year. The visiting minister said that he was told that the expansion work is under way to allow for 150,000 pilgrims to circumambulate the Kaaba at a time. “Currently 50,000 worshippers can circumambulate the Kaaba at a time,” he said.Since the Sri Lankan government has been given a relatively small quota for Haj, pilgrims would be allowed to do Haj on a “first-come, first-served basis,” the minister said. The minister said the Haj procedures are streamlined through a network of operators based in all parts of the island. “We have a separate department to handle Haj operations and the Saudi Embassy in Colombo cooperates with the government issuing Haj visas to pilgrims promptly.”“Every year, the Lankan government blacklists operators who fail to comply with the Haj department requirements during the previous pilgrimage.”Answering a question about the anti-Muslim campaign that has caused alarm among members of the Muslim community in the island, the minister said that through the conscious efforts of some Muslim politicians, the conflict has greatly simmered down. He pointed out that Hajjar explained the difficulties faced by the Saudi authorities in accommodating a larger number of pilgrims because of the ongoing construction work at the holy sites. Sri Lanka has given the same quota of pilgrims for Haj as last year because of ongoing development work in the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, Arab News reported.Minister for Urban Affairs A.H.M Fowzie signed the annual Haj agreement with the Kingdom on Sunday, allowing Colombo to send 2,800 pilgrims. The country’s president has categorically declared before all Muslim foreign ambassadors that he would not allow minority interests to be threatened by any group with vested interests.In March, the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation expressed its concerns over the escalating ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka affecting the Muslim community and its businesses in the island.Regarding the arrest of Muslim activist and former Deputy Mayor of Colombo Azath Salley, the minister said he had been arrested on complaints received by the criminal investigations department, Arab News reported. read more

Sri Lanka disappearance event to be held at UK Parliament

There will be several speakers, including British Members of Parliament and other dignitaries, who will discuss the plight of the disappeared and what steps should be taken to bring Sri Lankan Security forces to face justice. This discussion is taking place in light of the latest developments, when Commander of Sri Lankan Forces during the war Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka, who is also a Cabinet Minister, confirming that Sri Lankan Security Forces Committed War Crimes against Tamils during and after the war ended.Field Marshall Fonseka’s confession to war Crimes committed by forces under his command came, when he summoned journalists to his office on September 1st and said that he has information about General Jayasuria committing war crimes and that he is ready to give evidence. “I know he committed Crimes and ready to testify before a proper investigation.” Fieled Marshal Fonseka also said that other officers also committed war crimes: “I have information regarding those who committed crimes,” he told journalists. (Colombo Gazette) An event on disappearances in Sri Lanka is to be held at the British Parliament this week.The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is organizing the event at the British Parliament to highlight the plight of thousands of Tamils who have disappeared in the island. The UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearance, following a visit to Sri Lanka in November 2015, stated that Sri Lanka has the second largest number of enforced disappearance cases before the Working Group. Sri Lanka has not provided any meaningful domestic or international remedies for the relatives and friends of the victims to know what happened to their loved ones. read more

UN hosts meeting aimed at tackling problems of sexual abuse by field

Almost 150 different agencies and country representatives, including diplomats and other officials, gathered at UN Headquarters in New York for the event. Paying tribute to the vast majority of upstanding personnel who serve under difficult conditions, the Secretary-General called it “tragic and intolerable that those contributions are undermined by the small number of individuals among them who have engaged in acts of sexual exploitation and abuse.” He decried the damage caused by these acts, including “great harm to women and children who already face extreme hardship and violations in their daily lives,” and condemned sexual exploitation and abuse as “utterly immoral, and completely at odds with our mission.” Three years ago, the Secretary-General instituted special measures spelling out prohibited sexual conduct applied to all UN staff, as well as uniformed personnel. In his remarks to the conference, he said those steps had been effective. “Today, our personnel are better informed about what is expected of them. Allegations of exploitation and abuse are being handled in a more systematic and professional manner. Staff who commit such acts are being fired. And uniformed peacekeeping personnel are being sent home and barred from future peacekeeping service, and also in the expectation that their own governments will deal with them.” At the same time, he acknowledged the need for more action. “My message of zero tolerance has still not got through to all those who need to hear it – from managers and commanders on the ground, to all our other personnel.” In response, Mr. Annan called for fostering “an environment in which people feel able to report abuses without fear of retaliation” and said he has drafted a policy statement and comprehensive strategy on assistance to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN personnel. “I look forward to the discussions that the Member States will have on the proposal later this month,” he said. Declaring that “no one in the UN is above the law,” he said a new report includes proposals for a binding treaty on the matter. Mr. Annan, who completes his decade-long service at the helm of the UN at the end of this year, predicted continued focus on the problem. “I am sure that my successor will take this issue every bit as seriously, and will, therefore, find the work of this conference very useful,” he said. The Secretary-General’s Adviser on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Peacekeeping Personnel, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, agreed on the importance of the conference “to develop a common understanding and appreciation of the diagnosis and the remedies to be decided upon.” He stressed the need to understand that only host countries or the national States of individuals suspected of abuse could exercise authority. “When you look at UN peacekeeping missions or other humanitarian presences the situation is made worse when you don’t have a complete judicial system in place in those particular countries.” He also emphasized that more progress is needed in legislating against sexual exploitation and abuse. Efforts were under way to draft memoranda of understanding to be signed by the UN and contributing countries outlining what each could expect of the other, he said. Another document, on assistance to victims, “is groundbreaking in many areas,” the Prince said. “There was some discussion within the Secretariat about DNA sampling which I personally believe is absolutely appropriate,” he said, “the idea being that anyone who serves in the field provides a sample of their DNA and on completion of duty that sample is returned to them. It makes investigations easier and it is a considerable deterrent.” Negotiations will be held next year to examine a possible treaty. “The idea here is that you will always have some jurisdiction covering the actions of a UN peacekeeper.” Prince Zeid voiced hope that “once we have this comprehensive strategy in place, the culture will follow.” Speaking at a press briefing held in conjunction with the conference, Jasmine Whitbread, the Chief Executive of Save the Children, welcomed what she termed “leadership and commitment at the highest UN levels” to address the problem across the UN system. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jane Holl Lute stressed that there are nearly 100,000 peacekeepers in the field and because of the high turnover rates, the UN effectively manages about twice that number each year. “The vast majority of them serve honourably with pride and purpose,” she said. “It is in their honour that we are pursuing this agenda so vigorously to root out even a single instance of this behaviour where it occurs.” Meanwhile in Liberia, the Government, together with national and international partners, today launched a campaign to combat sexual exploitation and abuse, the UN mission there (UNMIL) announced. “Zero tolerance is the norm,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Alan Doss, told a ceremony attending also by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. “We have a duty of care as UN staff to help the people of Liberia and not contribute to the trauma they have suffered; this is why we must be part of the solution and not a cause of the problem.” read more

SKorean curling official leaves sport over abuse suspicions

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A beleaguered South Korean curling official says he and his family will leave the sport for good as the government investigates their alleged abusive treatment of the “Garlic Girls,” the country’s hugely popular Olympic silver medallists .Former Korean Curling Federation vice-president Kim Kyung-doo said Tuesday he offers a “sincere apology” to the athletes and also for causing “great disappointment” to the public. But while admitting to verbal abuse, Kim has denied more serious accusations such as holding back prize money from the team.The five-member women’s curling team became an overnight sensation after their improbable silver medal run in February’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. Kim and his family had extensive control over the team with his daughter being the head coach and her husband the mixed doubles coach.___More AP sports: and Associated Press read more

Goppingen interested in Kevynn Nyokas

A new French “fast and attractive” letfhander, Kevynn Nyokas (28) is target of the German team, Frisch Auf Goppingen, writes Nyokas has contract with French Chambery Savoie until 2015, but Germans need new force on that position from the next summer. Other two possibilites are Dener Jaanimaa, but also come back of Montenegrian star from HSV Handball, Zarko Markovic isn’t impossible…Nyokas has played at Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark, where French team won the gold medal. ← Previous Story Niklas Landin played injured: It was frustrating Next Story → Tatran want SEHA trophy, Verkic: Small thing will be decisive Alix Kevynn NyokasGoppingenhandball transfersKevynn Nyokas read more

SEHA Zagreb and Metalurg take victories

5.Tatran Prešov7403213 : 19512 6.Metalurg6402160 : 14912 2.Vardar8701242 : 20421 9.Borac m:tel8116201 : 2474 8.Nexe7115165 : 2084 7.Radnički8116209 : 2444 3.PPD Zagreb7403192 : 17312 4.Meshkov Brest5401151 : 13212 1.MKB-MVM Veszprem7700224 : 16121 RK Zagreb and RK Metalurg had an easy opponents, and proved that they are the favorites by taking easy victories. The team of RK Zagreb PPD beat Radnicki Kragujevac with 27:18, but had trouble until the 15th minute of the game when Radnicki had a one-goal lead. The rest of the match was in Zagreb’s favour, with Ilija Brozovic leading the team with 5 goals from 5 attempts. Radnicki’s best was Ivan Rajicevic with 5 goals.Metalurg Skopje did not work too hard to beat Borac Banja Luka 24:17. The Lino Cervar team took the lead from early start of the game, and held it until the end without Borac ever coming too close. Naumce Mojsovski scored 6 goals for Metalurg, while Nemanja Bezbradica had 5 goals for Borac.In the derby of the bottom, RK Vojvodina and Nexe have player 26:26. The Serbian champions are still without a victory, a point behind Nexe…STANDINGS: 10.Vojvodina9036213 : 2573 Borac Banja Lukahandballrk zagrebrukomet ← Previous Story EHF CL (W): Buducnost win Balkan derby against Podravka! Next Story → Women’s EHF CL Round 2 – Gyor and Larvik demolish their rivals read more

Zero Emissions Cabs Gear Up For London Olympics In 2012

first_imgThe iconic London cab is getting a touch of green, as the first fuel cell-powered cabs have hits the streets of the British capital.One of the zero-emissions cabs made a trip around the city last week, but the plan is to have an entire fleet of the cars servicing London by next year, which just happens to be the year when London will be hosting the Olympic Games. How many cars will be in the fleet wasn’t announced.The cars themselves are powered by a fuel cell/battery hybrid system that gives them a range of 250 miles, and also allows for “rapid refuelling,” which would be a necessity for a car that’s on the road virtually all day long.AdChoices广告Via Engadgetlast_img read more

Une alerte à louragan de catégorie 2 émise au Mexique

first_imgUne alerte à l’ouragan de catégorie 2 émise au MexiqueDimanche, le Mexique a déclenché une alerte dans quatre Etats riverains du Pacifique face à la menace de l’ouragan Jova. Classé en catégorie 2, il est accompagné de vents atteignant les 150 kilomètres par heure et s’approche dangereusement des côtes mexicaines. La saison des ouragans est décidément particulièrement intense cette année. Cette fois-ci, c’est au tour de l’ouragan baptisé Jova de menacer les terres, plus précisément les côtes mexicaines. En effet, dimanche, le Mexique a déclenché une alerte dans quatre de ses Etats localisés au bord du Pacifique face à l’approche du phénomène climatique qui s’est renforcé dans la nuit de dimanche à lundi. À lire aussiOuragan Florence, aurores boréales et champagne spatial, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 12 septembreClassé au départ en catégorie 1 sur l’échelle de Saffir-Simpson, il a été réévalué au niveau 2 au vu des rafales atteignant les 185 kilomètres par heure qu’ont évalués les météorologues. Dimanche en fin de soirée, Jova était situé à 490 kilomètres au sud-est du port de Manzanillo au centre du pays et se déplaçait à une vitesse de 13 kilomètres par heure. L’alerte a ainsi été déclenchée pour la zone de Lazaro Cardenas (Michoacan, Mexique Central) à Cabo Corrientes (Etat de Jalisco)Par ailleurs, les autorités ont recommandé à la population de prendre les précautions d’usage et de suivre les informations sur l’évolution de l’ouragan. Des conseils qui concernent notamment les personnes se trouvant à bord de bateaux en mer.  Le 10 octobre 2011 à 13:27 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Memphis Depay fed up with Lyon role

first_imgMemphis Depay revealed his frustration over being named on the bench for Lyon this seasonManager Bruno Génésio has used Depay as a substitute for four of the club’s opening games of this season.Depay’s latest appearance from the bench came in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Angers, where he came on for the final 35 minutes and provided a goal along with an assist.However, despite starring for Lyon once again, Depay could not contain his fury at being undeservedly left on the bench once more.“I am fed up with this situation,” said Depay, according to GetFootballNewsFrance.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Last year, I thought I had a great season. I am 24 and if I want to go to new levels, I need to be placed on a certain trajectory. Great players play all matches.“This is the 4th time I have found myself on the bench… I deserve better. A player like me deserves more respect.“I should be playing every match.”Depay has provided four goals and assists in 14 appearances for Lyon across all competitions this season.Les Gones are fourth in Ligue 1 after 11 games with 20 points.last_img read more

Mango Reef guests shocking racist rant

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 12, 2017 – Providenciales – A vicious racial rant by guests of Seven Stars Resort earlier today has islanders outraged.  A couple who believed their cell phone was stolen by Mango Reef staff called the restaurant and riddled off the most demeaning language, exposing their extreme prejudice against black people.From repeated use of ‘the ‘N’ word’ to threats about cutting a worker’s throat to  comments about sexuality and commands for the ‘group of n****s to go back to Africa where they came from’ it was a poisonous mix of shocking racial slurs.Employees were upset, they recorded the tirade and one staffer told the woman accuser, who was the most vocal that the TCI is not used to her brand in its guests.  The photo and audio of the couple is spreading on social media.The pair also sounds as if they are intoxicated on the recording.  The cell phone was found by Mango Reef enclosed in a menu.  It was said to have been discovered when staff was setting up for dinner.  The cell phone was returned to the couple.#MagneticMediaNews#racismatmangoreef Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #racismatmangoreeflast_img read more

Jay Z Gets Vulnerable On Latest 444 Footnotes

first_img Twitter Email GRAMMY winner’s latest ‘Footnotes’ video tackles male vulnerability with Michael B. Jordan, Chris Rock and Meek MillRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 15, 2017 – 11:26 am GRAMMY.comJay Z’s latest album, 4:44, is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only is the album itself a work of art, but the GRAMMY-winning rapper has been releasing star-studded music videos along with a “Footnotes” documentary series that captures black men talking candidly about complex and often sensitive themes. Jay Z Gets Vulnerable On Latest ‘4:44’ Footnotes News center_img Facebook Jay Z Talks Therapy, Vulnerability jay-z-gets-vulnerable-latest-444-footnotes Last week Jay Z dropped the music video for the track “MaNyfaCedGod,” which features Lupita Nyong’o. Now, in the new accompanying “Footnotes” clip, Jay Z, Chris Rock, Michael Che, Trevor Noah, and Meek Mill open up about emotional vulnerability and the stigma men face when seeking therapy.”We can’t go to get therapists. You crazy at that point. It’s like, ‘A psychiatrist? You crazy’,” he said. “Three of your brothers are dead and your mother used to beat you. You need help. Someone needs to talk you through why you’re feeling these feelings.”Previous “Footnotes” installments have covered topics such as racism and relationships and have featured stars such as Kendrick Lamar, Aziz Ansari and Will Smith. Directed by writer/comedian Neal Brennan, the underlying purpose of the series is to destigmatize complex topics and invite a freeing discussion, especially for men.”I think Jay went to therapy and it seems like he realized we’re all hiding something and none of our secrets are any worse than anybody else’s secrets,” said Brennan. “We all pretty much have the same types of secrets, same types of emotional disabilities and it’s worth talking about. It’s freeing for the person who does it … and it’s also freeing for people that watch it or listen to it.”Jay Z’s New Album: Hear The Samples No ID Cued Up On 4:44last_img read more

Alleged head of 1488 gang moved to Washington ahead of trial

first_imgOn Thursday in federal court, Justice Department prosecutors said the move will limit the defendant’s ability to control a criminal network they claim extends far beyond prison walls.The appearance in federal court was nominally over the question of whether or not 42-year-old Filthy Fuhrer — formerly Timothy Lobdell — should stay in custody ahead of a federal trial for his role in a case involving murder, kidnapping, assault and racketeering. Nobody disagreed with that question. Instead, most of what lawyers actually discussed during the brief hearing was whether or not to relocate Fuhrer to a federal facility in Washington state.Defense attorney Wayne Fricke is based in Tacoma, and told the judge he and his client will be better able to prepare for the case if he is housed nearby, rather than in Alaska. Federal prosecutors support the move because they claim Fuhrer has been able to direct violent crime from within state correctional facilities, and expect that ability to be blunted if he is kept further away. In court documents, the Justice Department alleges that as leader of the 1488 gang, Fuhrer granted permission to a subordinate to kidnap, mutilate and kill another gang member. Fuhrer has pleaded not guilty to those charges.The defendant didn’t say much during the hearing, and even if he had, reporters aren’t allowed to record inside the courtroom. But in a hearing two years ago in front of Superior Court Judge Pamela Washington, then-Timothy C. Lobdell explained why we wanted to officially make his name Filthy Fuhrer.“I’ve had nothing but negative things attached to the name,” Fuhrer said. He mentioned an abusive home life, which turned into “a rebellious youth, drug addiction, and then 20 years of hardened prison living.”Fuhrer told the judge he grew up in Ohio’s Amish country, working on his parents’ farm. He said his mother called him Filthy as a nickname. Attachment to the German word “Fuhrer,” he explained, stems from a religious commitment to Odinism, a small off-shoot of northern European paganism.“It’s a pantheon of gods more native to the Germanic and Iceland and Indo-European tribes, and that’s something I’ve adopted as my religion,” Fuhrer said. “It has helped me change my life, so I wanted something indicative of how I’ve turned my life around.”Odinism is a Modern religion that grown increasingly popular in recent years among white-supremacist groups in the U.S. and Europe, championed by violent extremists and neo-Nazis. The name 1488 is a reference to Nazi ideology, and gang members, including Filthy Fuhrer, have prominent tattoos of symbols from the Third Reich. And then there’s the word Fuhrer’s connotation with Adolf Hitler, something the judge noted.“I understand the negativity that some people will attach to it, but I don’t believe that that is a reason to excise the entire word,” Fuhrer said, going on to explain that he looked to the word’s literal meaning of “leader.”“I’ve tried to be a leader to anyone that has taken a darker path in life because I’ve been so far down it and turned around,” Fuhrer said. “That’s what I want to embody.”Finding no legal basis to deny it, Judge Washington approved the name change in September of 2017. The hearing happened within weeks of when a 1488 member who had fallen out of favor was allegedly lured to Wasilla and killed, a slaying that prosecutors say Fuhrer sanctioned.Five other alleged gang members are charged in the murder, and two more have pleaded guilty. Trial is currently scheduled to start May 28th.Casey Grove contributed reporting to this story. (Official seal of U.S. Department of Justice)The alleged leader of a white supremacist prison gang operating in Alaska is being sent out of state as he awaits trial. The government is trying to prove that a murder in Wasilla was directed by a man who’s been behind bars for more than two decades.last_img read more

How Big Data Might Help Predict Which Children Are Most At Risk

first_imgSHUTTERSTOCKEach day, social workers must decide whether or not the children they visit should be removed from their parents’ homes. It’s a decision that changes the courses of those kids’ lives.During a recent episode of  KERA’s “Think,” Naomi Schaefer Riley, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, talked about how we can better harness statistical information to help make these decisions.The idea of using “big data” to analyze risk isn’t a brand new concept, but better algorithms are allowing it to be used in new ways.On the “overwhelming” number of kids in the systemCurrently, 3 million kids are investigated for maltreatment every year — 700,000 of those cases are substantiated.Riley says about one in three children younger than 18 have had some contact with the child welfare system.“I think we can safely say that a lot of those cases are obviously not substantiated,” she says. “It means that a lot of kids are having contact with child welfare when there’s absolutely no need for it.”Workers in the American child welfare system are being completely overwhelmed, she says.“There’s basically a fire hose of reports being thrown at them and the question is: How can we really expect them reasonably to sort through them?” she says.On using predictive analytics to determine abuse riskData on families is available from various institutions, like schools and the welfare and health care systems. In the past few years, the systems have started talking to each other.“Suddenly, people who were looking at child welfare could actually access data from schools and could actually access data from medical records or data from welfare benefits,” she said.Riley says this data can then be used in an algorithm to generate a “score” for a family, measuring the likelihood that a child would be subject to abuse.“Once a score is spit out, it’s not ‘Oh, they scored a 10; let’s go remove the child from the home.’ Rather it’s actually a way of determining for a case worker how urgent this case is to be looked at,” she said.On the concern this data would lead to over-reporting in minority communitiesPoverty correlates with child abuse and neglect, and minority neighborhoods tend to be poorer. The risk of abuse increases with economic instability in the home, Riley says. Parents and children tend to have less stable relationships when they’re stressed over money.Investigations of abuse and abuse itself are more prevalent in these conditions, she says.Riley says data might not be the best or even most objective system to determine the risk of a household, but individual caseworkers can bring their own racial bias to the situation, too.“When you compare [data] with just sending a particular person with their particular biases into a home to look around and see what they think, I think that raises all sorts of problems as well,” she says. “Problems that might be worse because there’s no one looking at the big picture here.”Riley’s story “Can Big Data Help Save Abused Kids?” appears in Reason magazine. Sharelast_img read more

Heres Everything Coming to Hulu in May 2019

first_img Twitch Streams Porn on Ninja’s Old AccountDisney+ Gets Fox Movie Remakes, Hulu/ESPN Bundle Stay on target It’s the month we say goodbye to Game of Thrones, but May is bringing a plethora of movies and series to your streaming devices to help soothe the pain, courtesy of Hulu.One to watch: Hulu’s original Catch-22, directed by and starring George Clooney, the first full TV series based on the Joseph Heller novel. Opposite Clooney, Christopher Abbott stars as the protagonist bombardier Yossarian, who tries to avoid being stuck in the crosshairs of World War II, and Kyle Chandler as the power-hungry Colonel Cathcart.If you’re looking for futuristic/sci-fi sports thrills, it’s a good time to watch Rollerball. Both the 1975 version (directed by Norman Jewison and starring James Caan) and the 2002 remake (directed by John McTiernam) are coming to Hulu this month.Here’s everything coming to Hulu in May 2019.May 1Anger ManagementBait ShopBillboard DadThe Big KahunaThe BirdcageBlack RainBorat: Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation KazakhstanBreakdownBullyThe BurrowersCatacombsCecil B. DementedCenter StageChocolatChuck & BuckClerksDazed and ConfusedDeuce Bigalow: Male GigoloEl PantraThe English PatientFair GameFatal AttractionFlashdanceThe Green MileGround ControlHappy EndingsHappy-Go-LuckyHardwareHarsh TimesHoodlumHunt for the SkinwalkerImagine Me and YouJulie & JuliaKazaamThe KraysKygo: Stole the ShowLaddie: The Man Behind the MoviesLarger than LifeThe LandingThe Last AnimalsLe DivorceThe Lucky OnesMadeMajor LeagueMan of the HouseMermaidsMy Five WivesNew GuyNick of TimeThe Night We Never MetPassport to Paris PossumsThe Pursuit of D.B. CooperRepo! The Genetic OperaRollerball (1975)Rollerball (2002)Shaolin SoccerShow of ForceThe SicilianSlow BurnSpiritStar KidSteak this MovieSwitching GoalsThe Time MachineThe ToyboxThings You Can Tell Just by Looking at HerThirteenTwelve MonkeysTwice Upon a YesterdayUnder Siege WargamesWelcome to MercyZombielandMay 2Dies Irae (Complete Season 1)May 3Into The Dark: All That We Destroy (Episode 8 Premiere) Hulu Original SeriesDon’t Believe the Hype (Complete Season 1)Everything’s For Sale (Complete Season 1)Jobs Unlisted (Complete Season 1)Price the Hype (Complete Season 1)The Yellow HandkerchiefMay 4Drunk History (Complete Season 6)PainkillersThe Clovehitch KillerMay 6CrashUnicornMay 7My Hero Academia (Complete Season 3)May 8HillbillyMay 9Action PointMay 10Dinosaur 13May 11Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D (Season 6 Premiere)Above MajesticDriver XFunny CowOne Million American DreamsSwimming With MenMay 12Claws (Complete Season 2)May 13Angels of Death (Complete Season 1)May 14The Bachelorette (Season 15 Premiere)The RomanticsMay 15Big Bad BBQ Brawl (Complete Season 2)Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction (Complete Season 4)Burgers, Brews & ‘Que (Complete Seasons 1-3)Cash Cab (Complete Season 13)Counting On (Complete Seasons 2-3)Diesel Brothers (Complete Seasons 3-4)Eat, Sleep, BBQ (Complete Season 1)Four Weddings (Complete Seasons 7-8)I Found the Gown (Complete Seasons 2-3)La Promesa (Complete Season 1)Love It or List It (Complete Season 12)The Little Couple (Complete Seasons 11-12)A Breath AwayAstralBeautiful Girls EggGetting GraceIris Little VoiceMay 16MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown (Special Part 1)Knocked UpMay 17Catch-22: Complete Series Premiere Hulu Original SeriesPunisher: War ZoneThe PunisherMay 18Thanks for SharingThe Riot and the Dance: EarthMay 20Federal HillMay 21Preacher (Complete Season 3)Bernie the DolphinJesus’ SonMay 22TracersMay 23Baywatch (Complete Series)MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown (Special Part 2)BacktraceLulu on the BridgeMay 26Morning GloryMay 27Broad City (Complete Season 5)The Frozen GroundMay 28Against the ClockMay 29America’s Got Talent (Season 14 Premiere)Songland (Series Premiere)The Terror (Complete Season 1)May 30American Ninja Warrior (Season 11 Premiere)Angie Tribeca (Complete Season 4)More on Are the Most Binge-Watched Shows in Every StateHere’s What It Would Really Take for People to Leave NetflixWhat to Stream on Hulu This Weekendlast_img read more