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Thousands raise up Black Lives outside presidential debate

first_imgCleveland protest targets first presidential debate, Sept. 29.ClevelandWhile presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump were debating in what many have labeled a “shitshow,” thousands of Greater Clevelanders came out for a “Protest for Black Lives and Climate Justice.” A broad coalition spread the word about the action on social media. Sponsors included Black Lives Matter Cleveland, Black Spring Cleveland, Coalition to Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail, Inter-Religious Task Force on Central America and Colombia, and Cleveland Sunrise MovementLatonya Goldsby, cousin of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, came in a shirt that said “Cleveland police murder Black people.” Goldsby, president of Black Lives Matter Cleveland, spoke at the rally about the many families in Cleveland impacted by police killings. “Not one of the officers in those murders has been charged or convicted,” she said. “Yet, we see these candidates come in and out of our cities pleading for the Black vote, making promises that they never intend to keep.”Rice was killed in 2014 while playing with a BB gun outside a city recreation center. No charges were brought against the two cops involved in his killing. After the rally, marchers chanted his name repeatedly along with the slogan “He was 12 years old, how you justify that?” Other signs and chants drew attention to Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Sandra Bland, Tanisha Anderson (killed by Cleveland police nine days before Tamir Rice), and all the victims of racist police violence.Cleveland artist displays work depicting Trayvon Martin (holding skittles), George Floyd (holding sign with lettering made from bullets) and Breonna Taylor (holding face mask), Sept. 29.The organizers were forced to move their protest to a site a distance away from Cleveland Clinic, where the debate took place. The city administration created a militarized zone around the Clinic’s Samson Pavilion, intimidating potential protesters with help from heavily armed federal troops and Ohio National Guard with tanks, suburban police, Secret Service, the FBI, surveillance cameras and undercover cops in unmarked vans. This repressive atmosphere was made possible despite initial complaints from city officials, who were not consulted before the debate was announced.To create an additional obstacle for demonstrators, City Hall banned street parking around the protest site and paid parking garages nearby were closed to the public. Wade Lagoon, where the rally was held, was in the “debate zone” where a list of items, including canned goods, coolers, water bottles, wood and plastic sticks and sound amplification, were banned. After organizers moved the protest from a site close to the debate, the city expanded the zone to include the area around the lagoon.Healing space part of support system created for debate protesters, Sept. 29.The coalition outmaneuvered the state, however, escorting groups of people from parking areas and mass transit stops to and from the site. A support system included medics, marshals, food, and healing space.The diverse groups that came together for the Sept. 29 action hope to build on that success and create a united front to fight for justice — regardless of the outcome on Nov. 3.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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[Breaking] SC Curtails Summer Vacations; Period Till June 19 Notified As Regular Functioning

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] SC Curtails Summer Vacations; Period Till June 19 Notified As Regular Functioning Sanya Talwar15 May 2020 5:40 AMShare This – xTaking note of the restricted functioning imposed by COVID-19 lockdown, the Supreme Court on Friday decided to curtail the summer vacation, and decided to have regular functioning till June 19. The top court conducted a full court meeting through “circulation of views” which was of the view that work should continue as much as possible, at least till June 19, 2020.A full court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginTaking note of the restricted functioning imposed by COVID-19 lockdown, the Supreme Court on Friday decided to curtail the summer vacation, and decided to have regular functioning till June 19. The top court conducted a full court meeting through “circulation of views” which was of the view that work should continue as much as possible, at least till June 19, 2020.A full court meeting through circulation of views took place and the Chief Justice SA Bobde, in concurrence with Judges, decided not to avail summer vacation at least till June 19. This means that the summer vacation will be restricted to two weeks, instead of the usual approximately 45 days of Court Vacations every year.As per calendar, the top court was set to go into summer recess from May 15 to July 6.Earlier, the SC Bar Association had appealed to the CJI to cancel the summer vacations in view of the loss of normal working days due to COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown.The SC had been functioning in a restricted fashion since March 13, taking up only urgent matters.After the declaration of nationwide lockdown on March 24, the Court moved to hearings via video conferencing.Live Law also reached out to sources who suggested that the Court may notify five benches from May 18 for taking up all kinds of matters.  Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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LoHi Music Festival Tapped New Mastersounds, TAUK, And Main Squeeze For Denver Take-Over [Photos]

first_imgPhoto: Alan Westman Load remaining images Last Saturday, LoHi Music Festival returned to the streets of Denver for a stellar day of funk that saw performances by The New Mastersounds, TAUK, and The Main Squeeze. After the festival proper wrapped up, friends and fans moseyed over to Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom for the official LoHi after party featuring TAUK & Friends and Tiger Party joined by The New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts and Thievery Corporation’s Jeff Franca.After doors opened at 1 p.m., LoHi Music Festival got off to a jubilant start with a performance by Colorado’s own Liver Down The River. The bluegrass-fusion group’s infectious energy was an energized way to kick off the day as attendees began trickling into the festival grounds that had taken over a block of West 32nd Street in Denver’s LoHi district. As The Main Squeeze prepared for their daytime set, DJ Ichisan kept the tunes bumping and the crowd grooving following Liver Down The River’s performance.Once The Main Squeeze took the stage, the festival was in the full swing of things as attendees packed to the front to check out the Indiana-born quintet in action. The Main Squeeze has been steadily gaining a name for themselves, becoming one of the biggest up-and-comers on the funk scene, and after Saturday’s performance, it became clear as to why. Vocalist Corey Frye has an outstanding voice and commanding presence on stage, while the band—composed of Max Newman on guitar, Ben “Smiley” Silverstein on keys, Rob Walker on bass, and Reuben Gingrich on drums—is beyond tight. Maintaining the line between loose and free-spirited songs and technical prowess isn’t always the easiest, though The Main Squeeze navigated such boundaries with grace and skill during their enrapturing performance.After another intermediary set break with music provided by Ichisan, TAUK, the funk-fusion quartet from New York City rocked the stage. TAUK’s instrumental numbers brought attention to the immense musicianship of the group’s members across the board, as guitarist Matt Jalbert and keyboardist A.C. Carter weaved their jazz-infused melodies amongst the propulsive rhythm backing provided by drummer Isaac Teel and bassist Charlie Dolan. TAUK maintained a high-energy set for their appearance at LoHi Music Festival, though their sound frequently oscillated between gritty and more light-hearted, adding a degree of sonic diversity to the primarily feel-good performers the festival had sported through the day.The New Mastersounds, the British funky four-piece hailing from Leeds, England, were tapped to close out the LoHi Music Festival on a high. Though Eddie Roberts makes his home in Denver now and regularly treats Colorado to his expert guitar stylings, it’s always a pleasure when the New Mastersounds’ full lineup makes an appearance in full force. Such was the case on Saturday night as the band worked through their extended set featuring crowd-pleasing favorites culled from the Mastersounds’ expansive catalog of originals and covers (including a hilarious and well-received cover of Bruno Mars’ “Treasure”). With the festival grounds fully packed, the group wasted no time in getting to business, diving right in and showing off their chops, both individually and as a unit. With Simon Allen behind the kit and Pete Shand on bass, the rhythm section was fully dialed in for the performance, leaving Roberts and keyboardist Joe Tatton to drive home the melodies of each number. Despite the technical complexity of their tunes and jazz-inspired improvisation, the group never lost their carefree demeanor on stage, frequently stunning onlookers at how natural their cohesiveness as a unit and skill as individuals appears.The New Mastersounds tore up the LoHi Music Festival for their festival closing performance, playing right up until the last minute of curfew. Once the final notes were played, the crowd and musicians alike flocked over to Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom for the official afterparty, which saw the reemergence of TAUK for a repeat performance with an extended lineup as well as Eddie Roberts, along with Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation and Casey Russell of the Magic Beans, who joined Tiger Party for the evening. You can check out photos from the festival below, courtesy of Alan Westman, as well as photos from the after-party, courtesy of Gary Sheer. Main Squeeze | LoHi Music Festival | Denver, CO | 7/15/2017 | Photo: Alan Westman Load remaining images LoHi Music Festival Afterparty | Cervantes | Denver, CO | 7/15/2017 | Photo: Gary Sheercenter_img TAUK | LoHi Music Festival | Denver, CO | 7/15/2017 | Photo: Alan Westman The New Mastersounds | LoHi Music Festival | Denver, CO | 7/15/2017 | Photo: Alan Westman Load remaining images Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Queen + Adam Lambert Announce 2019 North American Tour

first_imgIt’s been one month since the new Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, hit the theatres. The new film, which features Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, was met with huge success at the box office, generating $50 million on its opening weekend in North America, plus an additional $72 million internationally—making it one of the highest-grossing music biopics of all time. So it should come as little surprise that the band Queen has once again announced a North American tour with frontman Adam Lambert.Queen + Adam Lambert will hit the road for a 23-date tour, dubbed Rhapsody, from early July through August of 2019 with a whole new level of production, which the band’s set designer, Ric Lipson, promises will be their “most spectacular yet, an innovative and interactive celebration of the continued power of Queen’s music.”As original Queen guitarist Brian May also expressed in a press release, “This is a great opportunity. Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever, and got us our best notices ever. So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious! Watch out, America!”Original drummer Roger Taylor continues, “We are ready for America and raring to get back in the saddle.” Adam Lambert—who first shared the stage with Queen during the American Idol finale in 2009 and has performed over 180 shows with them as their frontman since—added, “We have been designing a brand new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!”The 2019 tour will kick off on July 10th in Vancouver, B with stops in Tacoma, WA (7/12); San Jose, CA (7/14); Phoenix, AZ (7/16); Los Angeles, CA (7/19); Dallas, TX (7/23); Houston, TX (7/24); Detroit, MI (7/27); Toronto, ON (7/28); Washington, DC (7/30); Pittsburgh, PA (7/31); Philadelphia, PA (8/3); Boston, MA (8/4); New York, NY (8/6); Chicago, IL (8/9); St. Paul, MN (8/10); Columbus, OH (8/13); Nashville, TN (8/15); Ft. Lauderdale, FL (8/17); Tampa, FL (8/18); New Orleans, LA (8/20); Atlanta, GA (8/22); and Charlotte, NC (8/23).Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 7th at 10 a.m. local time here. Queen + Adam Lambert Fan Club pre-sales will run from 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 6th.For a list up upcoming Queen + Adam Lambert tour dates, see below. For more information, head to the Queen website here.Queen 2019 Tour DatesJuly 10, 2019 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers ArenaJuly 12 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma DomeJuly 14 – San Jose, CA @ SAP CenterJuly 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort ArenaJuly 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The ForumJuly 23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines CenterJuly 24 – Houston, TX @ Toyota CenterJuly 27 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars ArenaJuly 28 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank ArenaJuly 30 – Washington, DC @ Capital One ArenaJuly 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints ArenaAugust 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterAugust 4 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity CenterAugust 6 – New York, NY @ Madison Square GardenAugust 9 – Chicago, IL @ United CenterAugust 10 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterAugust 13 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide ArenaAugust 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaAugust 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T CenterAugust 18 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie ArenaAugust 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King CenterAugust 22 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm ArenaAugust 23 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum CenterView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Syracuse penalty kill smothers Boston College’s chances in upset victory

first_imgThe Syracuse bench banged loudly on the boards and howled encouragement to the skaters on the ice.Another cleared puck on a Boston College power play, followed by another roar of gloves pounding on the inner wall of the rink.Shorthanded on eight occasions against one of the most prolific offenses in college hockey, Paul Flanagan’s penalty kill unit didn’t flinch, holding the Eagles scoreless on 14:09 of power-play time.“The kids that are on the ice, they get a lot of confidence, and the girls on the bench, that just pumps you up,” Flanagan said. “It gets the adrenaline going. Penalty killing is hard work, and I thought we did a nice job of that.”The Orange penalty kill unit highlighted a strong defensive effort in Syracuse’s (4-4) 4-1 win over No. 3 Boston College (5-2) on Friday night at the Tennity Ice Pavilion. It was the highest-ranked opponent Syracuse has beaten in program history. The Orange followed it up with a 5-2 victory at home on Saturday afternoon against Union (3-5).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIncluding the four Union penalty chances that Syracuse dashed on Saturday, the Orange has now remained un-scored upon in its last 26 penalty kill opportunities, dating back to a 4-0 loss at then-No. 3 Clarkson on Oct. 12. SU has won three out of four games during that span.The Syracuse defense clogged the area in front of the net throughout its win against the Eagles. Shots came flying in from every direction, but a collective effort by the SU defense and goalie Kallie Billadeau deflected 43 throughout the game.“Everyone was willing to block shots,” said Akane Hosoyamada, who was on the penalty kill unit all game. “We were sacrificing our bodies to stop any shots from getting through. I thought it was a great job by everyone.”For the shots that the Syracuse defense didn’t get in front of, Billadeau handled them. She credited her teammates’ positioning and timing as the reason she was able to stop so many shots.“(The defense) stayed up and they played the girl early, which allowed me, if the shot did get through, to react in time to make the save,” Billadeau said. “They protected me.”The one attempt that did touch the net was the result of a fortunate bounce for the Eagles. Melissa Bizzari struck a puck that was blocked by Billadeau, but Kate Leary capitalized on the rebound.The goal was the extent of the damage that Boston College would inflict on the stingy SU defense.Following the win, the team mobbed Billadeau behind the net. As they went back to change, screams of joy could be heard permeating from the locker room.Billadeau said it was the biggest win in program history, and much of the credit is owed to the selflessness of her defensive unit.“There’s a big focus on sacrificing the body and blocking shots, it’s pretty brave what these girls do,” Billadeau said. “They don’t have the pads on that I have and they’re throwing themselves in front of 80 mile per hour shots.“I thought they were definitely the MVP’s of our team tonight.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 28, 2013 at 12:09 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more

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Five key quotes as Jacob deGrom, Mets are on the clock

first_imgHere is his situation in a nutshell: DeGrom, 30, is under club control through 2020. The right-hander last month received a record raise among arbitration-eligible players, when he agreed to a contract that will pay him $17 million in 2019, up from $7.4 million last season (when he was only 10-9 but won the NL Cy Young Award with a league-best 1.70 ERA plus 269 strikeouts in 32 starts). On Thursday, he and GM Brodie Van Wagenen spoke at length about his contract situation.DeGrom said he’s unsure if he would definitely head to free agency if an agreement can’t be reached by opening day. Van Wagenen said it’s “complicated.”To add another strand, Mets manager Mickey Callaway announced that deGrom will be his team’s opening day starter, new deal or not.It’s official: de🐐 will get the ⚾️ on #OpeningDay. #LGM pic.twitter.com/2ywKgl2X1G— New York Mets (@Mets) February 14, 2019Here are five key quotes from Thursday that offer some hints about what lies ahead.1. DeGrom wants to be a Met moving forward (via MLB.com):”I would like to be a part of this team’s future. I would like the feeling to be mutual, but that’s just something that we’re going to have to see.”2. Van Wagenen has the same vision (via the New York Post):”Jacob is 100 percent of our future now and hopefully for years to come. Offers in contract negotiations can be complicated processes. There needs to be analysis done on the club’s side and on the player’s side. We are still going through our considerations on the club side.”The [$17 million] deal that he received, not only did he deserve it, but it was also a recognition on our part that he deserved the highest raise in the history of the arbitration system. That goodwill hopefully now is shifting over to the next phase of our process.”LIVE: Brodie Van Wagenen on the latest around Jacob deGrom’s extension talks https://t.co/6O25pjqIc0— SNY (@SNYtv) February 14, 20193. Yet deGrom knows that business is business (via New York Daily News):”You play this game because you love it and then you have an opportunity to look out for your family and your future, so I think you just have to see what’s right for you to do. I think that’s going to be a discussion that’s going to have to be had with my agents.”The back page: Jacob deGrom delivers an ultimatum https://t.co/O7j8vPS59w pic.twitter.com/AM2EJBxuvJ— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) February 13, 20194. DeGrom stumbled over a self-imposed workload limit if the deal doesn’t get done (via the Post): “I think that’s going to be a discussion that’s going to have to be had with my agents. Ah, that’s kind of … that’s going to be … I’m going to have to sit down with them and really see what they think is best for me moving forward.”5. So where does this leave everything? DeGrom shrugged (via ESPN.com):”I honestly have no clue. There hasn’t really been many talks. But that can change in one phone call. I just don’t really know.” Mets ace Jacob deGrom says he won’t negotiate a long-term extension during the regular season, effectively giving the team an opening day deadline to get a deal done ahead of his walk year next season.The clock is ticking.last_img read more

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