Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced that Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison, will be increasing Derek Chauvin charges to 2nd degree in George Floyd’s murder and also charging the other 3 officers involved. George Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day, and a bystander recorded the former video police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. Another video shows Officers Keung and Lane also put their body weight on Floyd during the arrest. Officer Thao stood by with his back turned during the arrest.Chauvin was previously charged with third-degree murder.Floyd’s death has sparked anti-police brutality protests in dozens of major cities. There have been thousands of protestors marching peacefully, unfortunately, some have turned into riots.Ben Crump, an attorney for the Floyd family, released a statement on Twitter following Klobuchar’s announcement.
The Nelson Selects looked good in a tune up for the Kootenay Zone Playoffs by sweeping away the competition in the U14 Boy’s Division of the Creston Blitz Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday in the East Kootenay City.The Selects, defeating Columbia Valley 4-0 in the Final, outscored the opposition 17-1 in the tournament.Micah May and Sam Woodward, jumping on a rebound from a James Miller shot, scored late in the first half to give Nelson all the goals it would need.May and Nolan Percival completed the scoring in the second half.“This was a dominant performance by Nelson over the team that knocked them out at provincial playdowns last season,” said coach Dan Szabo. Trevor Giles registered the shutout in goal for Nelson.The Selects host the Kootenay Zone playdowns June 11-12 at Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.The Selects opened the tourney with two wins Saturday, overcoming very poor field conditions.Spencer Szabo scored three times to lead the Nelson past Kootenay East of Cranbrook 4-0. Percival had the other goal.Nelson then advanced to the final with a one-sided 9-1 rout of Kootenay South.The Selects were no match for Kootenay South, scoring the first goal a minute into the contest. Nelson added two more goals before the five-minute mark.Percival, U13 call-up Quinn Dawson and May each scored twice while Nicholas Wethal, Galen Boulanger and Szabo added singles.Four teams, including Nelson, Columbia Valley, Kootenay East and Kootenay South, will meet for the Kootenay title.The winner represents the zone at the B.C. Provincial B Cup in July. The tourney is hosted in [email protected]
Maida didn’t want to speculate on how the Leafs would replace McCarthy’s scoring.“To me losing Colton just gives someone else on the team the opportunity to step up and fill that spot,” Maida explained.McCarthy attended the Warriors camp.Moose Jaw management wanted McCarthy to stay, but the skillful sniper felt it was better to develop his game at the junior B level.Then in early November the Warriors put in a call to McCarthy to play for the WHL club during a three-game road trip to Medicine Hat, Calgary and Cranbrook to play the Kootenay Ice.Those three games have McCarthy confident the transition wouldn’t be that bumpy.“It was a great experience to play those games,” said McCarthy, with 20 goals and 10 assists in 25 games.“While I think it may take a couple of games to get comfortable, once I’m there I know I’ll be fine.”Leaf fans get one more chance to see their star in action Saturday when the Leafs host the Kimberley Dynamiters.One more opportunity to see the rookie weave his magic on the ice at the NDCC Arena before leaving for the bright lights of Tier I Junior A.“It was a hard decision,” McCarthy confessed.“I had to think about it a lot before I finally decided this was the right time to go to Moose Jaw.”It’s tough to leave Nelson but hopefully the guys get to the Cyclone (Taylor Cup, Junior B Hockey Championship) and do really well there.”And hopefully their teammate shows what Leaf hockey is all about in the Dub. Fans watching Colton McCarthy weave his way through the Grand Forks defence before setting up teammate Colton Schell for Nelson’s first goal during Wednesday’s 4-1 win at the NDCC Arena may want to file that image into their memory banks.Because there may not be very many more spectacular plays coming from the 16-year-old Salmon Arm rookie in a Green and White jersey after McCarthy accepted an offer to join the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League.McCarthy leaves Sunday for the prairies to begin his Tier I Junior Hockey career.“The Moose Jaw GM (Alan Millar) phoned me up Friday while I was in school and told me they’d like to call me up for the rest of the year,” McCarthy said before Thursday’s Leaf practice at the NDCC Arena.“While I’m very excited with the offer I’m sad that I’ll have to leave the boys here in Nelson. . . . I love it here.”McCarthy has been everything Leaf head coach Frank Maida could hope for in a rookie.His gifted hands have made him a threat to score whenever he’s been on the ice.The 6-foot, 170-pound center scored twice in his first game as a junior, and tallied in five of the first six games.McCarthy is second in goals scored in entire KIJHL — two behind Spencer Samuel of Revelstoke — and has scored in 14 of Nelson’s 29 games.“My first concern is this the right move for Colton, but that’s our goal as an organization, to develop players for the next level,” said Leaf coach Frank Maida, who last season saw sniper Patrick Martens leave the hockey team for the BCHL midway through the season.“We’ve always move players up to Junior A, but I don’t think we’ve seen one go to the WHL.”
Step one on the road to playing for the Kootenay Ice came and went during the weekend at the NDCC Arena.More than 50 players test the Major Midget waters to sway evaluators sitting in the stands and find a spot on the Ice roster.”The camp went very well,” said Kootenay Ice head coach Mario DiBella.”We had 54 players at came, which is the largest turn out to date.” The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15-17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey.Players from throughout the Kootenays took to the Heritage City to be part of the Kootenay Ice, one of 11 teams in the league.”We have 14 players returning from last season,” DiBella said.”At this point we have committed to (goalie) Adam Maida, (defenceman) Tyler Podgorenko and Austin Tambellini and (forward) Nolan Percival,” DiBella added.The Ice has a few weeks before taking to the ice for exhibition dates in September.Final roster cuts will be make September 15.The BCMMHL season opens in late September.
The Union Buildings, Pretoria.Following the African National Congress’s win in South Africa’s general elections of 22 April, Jacob Zuma is to be sworn in as the country’s fourth president of the post-apartheid era. The inauguration ceremony will take place on the 9 May 2009 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.Media arrangements have been made to allow media to effectively cover the event within the space constraints. The following media advisory has been issued by the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).AccreditationOnly accredited media representatives will be able to cover the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. Accreditation demand is high and all media organisations are therefore requested to submit their accreditation details based on requirements released by GCIS. See the following websites:South African Government InformationGovernment Communication and Information SystemThe Accreditation Centre will be situated at the Pretoria Art Gallery on Schoeman Street, Pretoria. Media accreditation will permit access to cover the event and the Media Centre located at the Southern Lawns of the Union Buildings, Pretoria. Media representatives will not be permitted to access any media facilities or access to the event without accreditation.The Accreditation Centre will be open for media accreditation from Tuesday, 5 May 2009 at 13h00 until Thursday, 7 May 2009 at 18h00.All members of the media who have submitted their details for accreditation should bring their press card, identity document or passport to be accredited.Media facilitiesThe media facilities and services for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration are designed to provide the best possible working conditions for accredited media representatives covering the event.Media pool Broadcast – The Amphitheatre of the Union Buildings is the main venue for the event. The host broadcaster has been granted exclusive access to the event and will provide both clean sound and video feeds for all broadcasters covering the event. The feeds will be available at the media centre and at the live stand up positions located at the Southern Lawns. All broadcasters except for the host broadcaster will be based at the Southern Lawns. The host broadcaster will also cover the airport arrivals.Photography – A photography pool has been arranged comprising of media agencies and media groups. The pool pictures will be available to all photographers via email and in the Media Centre at the Southern Lawns.The pools have been arranged as follows:Union Buildings Amphitheatre Pool Area: Balcony X 4Media group/agency:AvusaIndependent NewspapersAFPReutersPool Area: Dome X 6Media group/agency:APEPAMedia 24SapaAvusaGalloPool Area: Arrivals in the Amphitheatre X 2Media group/agency:EPAAPPavement and Southern Lawn Route Pool Area: Arrivals from the pavement opposite the Amphitheatre X 8Media group/agency:AFPAvusaMedia 24APReutersCaxtonSapaIndependent NewspapersPool Area: Stage Pit (Southern Lawns) X 9Media group/agency:AFPAvusaMedia 24APReutersIndependent NewspapersCaxtonSapaMail and GuardianAirport arrivals Pool Area: OR Tambo International AirportMedia group/agency:APReutersScribesThe scribes/journalists will be accommodated on the balcony of the Amphitheatre without their cameras. This includes radio stations broadcasting the event live.Media centreThe Media Centre will have all the core facilities needed for media reporting on the inauguration. The centre will be at the Southern lawns of the Union Buildings, Pretoria.The Media Centre will be run by the South African Government Media Team, staffed with specialist media practitioners including media and event professionals.The media workspaces will have the following:Internet enabled desktop PCsDesks and tables including powerA reception and enquiries deskTechnology support staffVideo and sound feedsPhotographic pool picturesScreen to monitor the poolsMembers of the media are advised to bring their laptops and internet connections as the connections are limited. The Media Centre will operate on Saturday, 9 May 2009, at 05h00 until the close of proceedings at 17h00.Media statements and speeches delivered will be distributed at the Media Centre by the South African Government Media Team.AccommodationMedia representatives are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. Media can make arrangements at hotels around Pretoria and Johannesburg.Arrival and transportationOR Tambo International Airport is considered the port of entry for all international arrivals.Members of the media are advised to arrange their own transport for the inauguration. Car rentals are available at the airport.ParkingMedia is advised to park at Ritondale Sports Field on Saturday, 9 May 2009, where they will be shuttled to the Union Buildings and later taken back to their cars. The shuttle service will be available when proceedings end. All media are requested to arrive at 05h00 on Saturday morning.GCIS media contactsThemba Maseko (spokesperson): 083 645 0810Harold Maloka: 082 847 9799Thabo Masebe: 082 410 8087
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New Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) India’s Manika Batra on Wednesday became the first Indian Table Tennis player to be decorated with the ‘Breakthrough Table Tennis Star’ award at the prestigious International Table Tennis Federation Star Awards in Incheon. “I am really honoured and happy to have received the award. I feel, 2018 has been the best year of my career so far and I am happy for what I have achieved,” Manika said at the ceremony. “I would like to thank the Government, the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) and most importantly, my family, who has been there for me and motivated me along this journey,” she added. Manika started the year on a high at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, guiding India to it’s first-ever gold medal in the Women’s Team category as they defeated four-time gold medallists and defending champions Singapore 3-1. She bagged another gold in the women’s singles category, defeating former World No. 4 Feng Tianwei. She added two more medals to her kitty by winning a silver in the women’s doubles’ and a bronze in the mixed doubles categories. The 23-year-old Arjuna awardee then partnered India’s legendary Sharath Kamal to clinch a bronze in the mixed doubles category of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Manika also reached her career-best ranking of 52 in 2018 and became India’s highest ranked female player. TTFI’s General Secretary MP Singh congratulated the Indian star. “The year has been great for Indian Table Tennis and this award for Manika perfectly caps it well for the sport. We are proud of Manika and all the others,” he said. PTI ATKATKadvertisement
It’s official – the Michigan State Spartans are going to win the NCAA title next Monday. Well, at least according to a bunch of ridiculously cute puppies. Tuesday night, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon renewed one of its more popular clips, airing a March Madness version of its “Puppies Predict” segment. Kentucky and Wisconsin each had one puppy eating from their bowl, while MSU eventually had three. Easy winner.After watching the clip, we’re not quite convinced that Fallon realizes that there’s a difference between Michigan and Michigan State, but that’s not really the point. The puppies have spoken. Head to the casino immediately.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (left) celebrates his second quarter touchdown with running back Jalin Marshall #7 (right) during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Ohio State just took a 35-21 lead over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl on running back Ezekiel Elliott’s fourth touchdown of the game, a 48-yard scamper.After the play, Elliott did Buckeye defense lineman Joey Bosa’s patented shrug celebration, a way of recognizing the star defensive end, who was ejected from the game in the first quarter for targeting.Bosa saw the shout-out, and acknowledged it on Twitter. See you Zeke— Joey Bosa (@jbbigbear) January 1, 2016Ohio State just intercepted a DeShone Kizer pass, and could put this game out of reach for good.