Georgia police arrest two for shooting death of unarmed black man

first_img“Gregory & Travis McMichael have been arrested for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery,” the Georgia Bureau of Investigation tweeted.The two men were charged with murder and aggravated assault, according to a statement posted to the bureau’s website. They have been booked into the Glynn County jail.In the footage, Arbery is seen running down a residential street and approaching a white pickup truck stopped in the right lane with a man standing in the back.This is Heart Breaking and Hard to Watch! Ahmaud Arbery was followed and shot and killedReport filed by Glynn County police. The Killers later told police they believed he was a burglary suspect.He Deserves Justice!We should not start a Race WarWe Should come together pic.twitter.com/JHpmTUppVc— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) May 7, 2020As Arbery tries to get around the vehicle, he is confronted by a second man holding a shotgun. An altercation between the two ensues and the firing of three shots can be heard.The mugshots of Gregory and Travis McMichael, who have been charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. pic.twitter.com/O0M6vPMs1Q— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) May 8, 2020 The two white men were identified by police as Travis McMichael, 34, and his father Gregory McMichael, 64, who both live in Brunswick. According to the police report, Gregory McMichael told officers he thought Arbery was a suspect in a series of area burglaries and that he had seen the young black man “hauling ass” down the street.McMichael said he went inside and got his .357 Magnum while his son grabbed a shotgun. When they finally caught up with Arbery and Travis McMichael got out of the truck with the shotgun, Arbery began to “violently attack” him, the father said, according to the police report.The father said he saw his son shoot Arbery and Arbery fall to the ground.  After the video footage went viral, a Georgia district attorney said Tuesday that a grand jury would be formed to see if there were grounds to charge the father and son.Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, retweeted the Bureau of Investigation’s arrest announcement late Thursday and added that the “investigation remains ongoing,” while asking that residents call in with tips.He also praised the bureau’s director and agents “for their swift action,” tweeting that “justice will be served.”US President Donald Trump said Thursday evening he had not yet seen the video but that Arbery’s death was “a very sad thing.””My heart goes out to the parents and to the loved ones of the young gentleman,” Trump said, adding he would get a full report of the situation later.Around the country, political figures, celebrities and people on social media expressed fury.”The video is clear: Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood. My heart goes out to his family, who deserve justice and deserve it now,” Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden tweeted Wednesday night.Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia state lawmaker and potential Biden runningmate, hailed the arrest as an “important first step, but the first of many.””We must not look away,” she tweeted.Before the pair’s detainment, actress Zoe Kravitz said in an Instagram post that Arbery “was murdered by two white men, ON CAMERA, and dudes have not been arrested. come on, people.” It was shared by such figures as Billie Eilish and Kylie Jenner. Some drew parallels between this case and the shooting death of another unarmed young black man, Trayvon Martin, by a neighborhood guard in Florida in 2012.”We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes!” basketball great LeBron James said on Instagram.Topics : Police on Thursday arrested two white men for the shooting death of an unarmed black jogger in Georgia whose killing was captured in a video that went viral, sparking a massive public outcry.Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed on February 23 as he ran on a sunny day in a residential neighborhood in the town of Brunswick. But the case gained national notoriety this week with the release of a 28-second cell phone video that captured the shooting.last_img read more

David Luiz has never had any of the qualities Arsenal need, says Tony Cascarino

first_imgAdvertisement David Luiz has had an unsteady start to life at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)David Luiz has absolutely none of the qualities needed by Arsenal manager Unai Emery, according to former Chelsea and Celtic striker Tony Cascarino.The Brazilian arrived at the Emirates from Chelsea this summer in a move which was widely praised as a positive signing for the Gunners.However, it has been a dodgy start to life in north London for the 32-year-old who has not kept a clean sheet in his four Premier League appearances for Arsenal so far.He was criticised for his performance in the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield last month and was at fault again against Watford on Sunday as he felled Roberto Pereyra in the penalty box, giving away a spot-kick for the second time in his short Arsenal career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRepublic of Ireland international Cascarino has been scathing of the Gunners’ display at Vicarage Road as they tossed away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2, specifically calling out Luiz for his lack of positive influence.Cascarino wrote for the Times: ‘Arsenal had no control, no composure. They needed to sign a defender this summer, someone who is cool under pressure and has leadership qualities — and they went and spent £8 million on David Luiz, a player who has never embodied any of those qualities.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal had been in total control at Watford, leading 2-0 at half time, but defensive mistakes cost them two points after the break.Before Luiz gave away the penalty, Sokratis Papastathopoulos was at fault by giving the ball away in his own box, allowing Tom Cleverley to score.Cascarino believes that little has improved since Unai Emery took over as manager last summer as the players are not capable of carrying out the Spaniard’s plans.‘Emery has been at Arsenal for more than a year and, while they have improved in some areas, the same problems remain,’ the 57-year-old continued.‘Last season we were talking about whether they had the players to always be passing the ball out from the back, and we are still having that debate now — it must be infuriating for Arsenal fans to watch and I don’t see it changing anytime soon.’Arsenal are looking to bounce back from the disappointing draw at Watford with a busy week ahead of them, traveling to take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Sunday before hosting Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday and Nottingham Forest in the League Cup the following Tuesday.MORE: Who is to blame for Arsenal’s defensive deficiencies after Sunday’s epic collapse against Watford?MORE: Arsenal defender Sokratis admits he cost his team the game against Watford Metro Sport ReporterMonday 16 Sep 2019 5:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link27Shares David Luiz has never had any of the qualities Arsenal need, says Tony Cascarinocenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

PensionsEurope calls for ‘legislative calm’ until IORP II review

first_imgBouma warned that HBS was “not an appropriate instrument and it should not be part of the stress tests”.He also added a possible alternative approach for EIOPA: “By using alternative approaches such as cash flow analysis many of the problems that the ‘common framework’ would bring could be avoided.” As an example, Bouma cited the mark-to-market approach.But the PensionsEurope chairman also added some positive notes, welcoming the decision to use one scenario, rather than three, “which means fewer costs and less effort for IORPs”.EIOPA chairman Gabriel Bernardino confirmed the stress tests will be issued “in mid-May” this year, as planned.“This year’s stress test will include all European countries with material IORP sectors,” he said.He added that the stress tests would help to “assess the impact of pension funds on the real economy”.“Defined benefit pension funds will have to calculate the impact of adverse market scenarios on plan assets and defined contribution plans the impact on future pension income,” Bernardino said.The EIOPA chairman also called on all stakeholders to take part in EIOPA’s current survey on pan-European DC pension frameworks, which is open until 4 April.Every EU member state must finalise implementation of the IORP II directive by 31 January 2019, but Christian Röhle, head of Pensionskassen management at the pension fund of Hoechst group, warned German funds would have to find a way around a potential problem with the new rules.“A problem might arise from the fact that synergies, e.g. using the same risk manager for the company as for the pension fund, are no longer allowed,” he said.Many companies in Germany are using the same experts and board members for their pension funds but in future they will have to ensure compliance standards are met and conflicts of interests are managed. Röhle called for German authorities to introduce an exemption for this rule and “to keep the proportionality principle in mind”. PensionsEurope wants “no further changes” to the regulations regarding pension funds, as it prepares for the launch of a continent-wide stress test regime.Janwillem Bouma, chairman of PensionsEurope, reiterated a previous call for “a period of legislative calm”, this time until a planned review of the IORP II directive in 2020.Speaking at the occupational pensions conference organised by the German newspaper Handelsblatt in Berlin, Bouma criticised the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s (EIOPA) approach to further reforms.“PensionsEurope has rejected the holistic balance sheet [HBS] approach but EIOPA continues to work on the ‘common framework’ – as if a name change was changing the subject,” Bouma said. “IORP II already contains a thorough framework for pension risk management and pension funds already regularly carry out stress tests as part of their own processes.”last_img read more

Newly elected President of Nurses Association wants Code of Ethics to be adhered to

first_img 16 Views   no discussions Share Share In photo: A doctor’s stethoscope. Photo credit: abc.net.auCalls have been made by the newly elected president of the Dominica Nurses Association for health practitioners here to adhere to the Code of Ethics of the profession.Julie Blaize, who was addressing the 54th Anniversary of the Dominica Nurses Association on Monday, said the Code of Ethics is the nurse’s guide to professionalism.She said according to the code, nurses have four fundamental responsibilities which are to promote health, to prevent illness, restore health and alleviate suffering and respect of human dignity.“Nurses also have to respect the right to life and choice, respect the patients’ rights and dignity. Four fundamental elements of the Code of Ethics include nurse and people, nurse and practice, nurse and the profession and nurse and coworker,” she said.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Newly elected President of Nurses Association wants Code of Ethics to be adhered to by: – August 23, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

GHPL: Bechem United coach Kweku Danso, 2 others fined for misconduct

first_imgHead Coach of Bechem United Kwaku Danso has been fined GHc5000 and suspended from the Club’s next three league games after pleading guilty to misconducts in the Ghana Premier League Match day 8 against Medeama.Two other team officials of the Club, Collins Osei Bonsu and Godfred Yeboah Berko, have all been handed fines and suspensions after pleading guilty to the charges against them.Below is the GFA’s charge against Danso:Danso was slapped with a GHS 5,000 fine by the FA and was suspended for three league matches. He was also asked to be of good behaviour in subsequent matches.The GFA also detailed Collins Osei Bonsu and Godfred Yeboah Berko’s offences.This what the FA said of Collins Osei Bonsu:He was given a 2-game suspension and a GHS 2,000 fine.This is what the GFA said of George Yeboah Berko:George Yeboah Berko was given a 2-game suspension and a GHS 2,000 fine. Source: Ghana FAlast_img read more

Arrests made as Arsenal-Cologne kicks off despite crowd trouble

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal’s Europa League encounter with Cologne finally got underway an hour late on Thursday despite police making arrests after dealing with “disorder” at the Emirates Stadium as German fans occupied home sections of the ground.Thousands of ticketless supporters of German club Cologne arrived at the Emirates, while travelling supporters who did have tickets were unable to gain access to the ground for the Group H opener, with kick-off delayed by an hour in the interests of “crowd safety”.The match did begin at its rescheduled time of 9:05pm local time (2005 GMT), having been pushed back an hour from its original 8:05pm (1905 GMT) start.Some Arsenal fans called for the Cologne supporters to be moved to designated away areas but stewards decided to leave them where they were, with a club spokesman telling Britain’s Press Association: “The players were relaxed and preparing for the game despite the delay… The decision to go ahead was the best option and the safest option.”Cologne fans, who had been singing before kick-off, had even more reason to celebrate when Jhon (attn eds: correct) Cordoba’s 40-yard strike gave the visitors a ninth-minute lead.“Officers are dealing with disorder at the Emirates Stadium where fans have gathered for the Arsenal vs FC Koln match,” said a pre-match statement issued by London’s Metropolitan Police.“A policing plan is in place for the game. Additional officers have been deployed.” Meanwhile Arsenal issued a statement on their website warning travelling fans they risked being kicked out of the ground if they bought tickets in the sections of the Emirates reserved for home supporters.“Please note visiting supporters that purchase a ticket in the home end for this fixture are likely to be ejected from the stadium,” the statement said.Cologne are currently bottom of the Bundesliga table, having lost all three of their opening games in this season’s German top flight.But they qualified for the Europa League after finishing fifth last term.Cologne coach Peter Stoeger, asked on the eve of the Group H opener if he had a message for the thousands of travelling fans, replied: “Enjoy the pubs!”Share on: WhatsApp A subsequent statement confirmed arrests had taken place.“Arrests at 2141hrs (2041 GMT) = four people have been arrested on suspicion of public order offences,” Scotland Yard said.One social media post appeared to indicate scuffles inside the ground, with Richard Conway, a BBC sports news correspondent, tweeting: “Koln (Cologne) fans fighting with stewards inside Emirates stadium. Group arrived in home end and fought their way into away section.”Earlier reports suggested as many as 20,000 Cologne fans had gathered in London just hours before Thursday’s kick-off despite only 3,000 tickets being made available to away supporters.Posts on social media sites showed large numbers of Cologne fans singing and marching around Oxford Circus in central London.last_img read more

Chelsea’s top four bid in tatters as Huddersfield survive

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea’s bid to qualify for the Champions League suffered a hammer blow as Huddersfield secured their Premier League survival with a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.Antonio Conte’s side fell behind to Laurent Depoitre’s second half strike and although Marcos Alonso bagged a fortuitous equaliser, the Blues couldn’t find a priceless winner.Fifth placed Chelsea’s attempt to salvage a troubled season by finishing in the top four is now out of their hands heading into the final game of the season at Newcastle on Sunday.Huddersfield’s reward for a tenacious display is another season among English football’s elite after a superb result that seals their safety with a game in spare. Share on: WhatsApplast_img

The beautiful letter Andres Iniesta penned Fernando Torres ahead of his retirement match

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement yd62NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsctxc7oWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) y6mksWould you ever consider trying this?😱Can your students do this? 🌚xbq3uRoller skating! Powered by Firework Fernando Torres spent the final 90 minutes of his professional career in the J-league match against Vissel Kobe featuring former teammates David Villa and Andres Iniesta, the latter who wrote a beautiful letter for the Sagan Tosu striker.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesThe 35 year old Spaniard’s decorated career ended yesterday at Ekimae Real Estate Stadium, and it was honoured with Iniesta’s letter, which was published in Spanish newspaper El Mundo.The letter read: “It’s very strange, I’d say beautifully strange. Here we both are, about to play your last game as a professional.”Advertisement “I still have some left. Here we are, on the other side of the world. It’s as if life, funny as she is, had brought us all the way to Japan to say goodbye.”The Blaugrana legend cherished the memories they spent together on field.Advertisement “Football brought us together more than 20 years ago, when we were children. Well, you will always be El Nino. And it will never separate us. We met when we had utopian dreams. That goal you scored us at the U16 European Championship with the national team in England.”“I’ll never forget the gesture you made to dedicate that goal to me. I saw it on TV because I had to go home with an injury.”Along with winning UEFA Champions League in 2012 with Chelsea, Torres was a crucial part of the incredible Spanish international side that lifted the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 Euro Cup with Iniesta and Villa.The match ended 6-1, as Kobe forward Junya Tanaka found the back of the net from an incredible build up by Iniesta with a spectacular cross the field volley, who also scored from the spot, along with double braces from Hotaru Yamaguchi and Kyogo Furuhashi. An own goal from Vermaelen is what kept the Sagans satisfied. Advertisementlast_img read more