Van Jones, breaking down on CNN, invokes George Floyd’s words in declaring Trump’s loss a ‘vindication.’

first_img“And it’s easier for a whole lot of people,” after Mr. Trump’s defeat, he said. “If you’re Muslim in this country, you don’t have to worry that the president doesn’t want you here. If you’re an immigrant, you don’t have to worry if the president is going to be happy to have babies snatched away.”- Advertisement – “You spend so much of your life energy just trying to hold it together,” added Mr. Jones, who is Black. “And this is a big deal for us just to be able get some peace and have a chance for a reset.”Mr. Jones said that Mr. Trump had made it acceptable to show “racism” overtly, and said he feared for his family’s safety under his presidency. – Advertisement – As thousands of people cheered, danced and honked their horns in New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta, Mr. Jones summed up the feelings of many Trump critics, overcome with relief that Mr. Trump had been vanquished.“This is vindication for a lot of people who really have suffered,” he said, as he began to sob. “It is a good day for this county. I am sorry for the people who lost, but for most, this is a good day.” Mr. Jones’s opinion was not universally shared, not even on CNN’s set.- Advertisement – Former Representative Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a Republican, questioned calling the race in his home state until all provisional ballots were tallied, saying the race was “not over.” The election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. elicited powerful reactions across the nation but few are resonating as deeply as the emotional on-air response to President Trump’s defeat by the CNN contributor Van Jones — who invoked George Floyd’s dying words in expressing his sense of relief and vindication.“‘I can’t breathe’ — that wasn’t just George Floyd, that was a lot of people who felt they couldn’t breathe,” said Mr. Jones, a former Obama administration official, breaking down in tears moments after the network called the race for Mr. Biden.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Police officer found dead of gunshot in North Sumatra

first_imgHe was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head on Saturday. The victim reportedly had a meeting with a fellow officer, identified at Second Brig. KHS, at 3:30 p.m. in his room on the same day.Investigators suspect that DO took KHS’ gun and shot himself in the head.Read also: TNI captain dismissed following attack on North Sumatra police stationHis friends attempted to save his life by taking him to Putri Hijau Hospital in Medan. However, he died en route to the hospital.“We are currently investigating the case to find whether the victim died due to his own negligence while holding the weapon or by suicide,” Martuani said on Sunday.Meda Police criminal detective unit head Adj. Sr. Comr. Maringan Simanjuntak said investigators had questioned a number of witnesses. He added that a team from the Indonesia Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (Inafis) was checking the crime scene. (dpk) The North Sumatra Police is investigating the death of a police officer who was found dead from a gunshot wound inside of a barrack at Jl. Putri Hijau in the provincial capital of Medan on Saturday.North Sumatra Police chief Insp. Gen. Martuani Somin Siregar said the police officer, identified as Second Brig. DO, had been assigned to the Medan Police prior to his death. Topics :last_img read more

Chávez celebrates 57th birthday with vow to beat cancer – Sets new summit date

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet InternationalNewsPrintRegional Chávez celebrates 57th birthday with vow to beat cancer – Sets new summit date by: – July 29, 2011center_img Share 34 Views   no discussions Hugo ChavezVenezuelan President Hugo Chávez celebrated his 57th birthday Thursday vowing to survive cancer and proposing to host a summit of Latin American leaders in December.Chávez said he expects his hair will begin to fall out soon due to chemotherapy but that he should be finished with the bulk of his cancer treatments by December.“At the end of the year, I should have passed this hard, careful, very, very strict phase,” Chávez said in a telephone interview on state television.He said he sent letters inviting Latin American and Caribbean leaders to the summit in Caracas on December 9. That meeting had originally been scheduled for July 5-6 but was postponed due to Chavez’s illness.A group of children sang birthday songs for Chávez on television and blew out a candle on a cake in his honour.Chávez said that for now he needs to limit his contact with the public because chemotherapy has weakened him and lowered his natural immune defences. But he also said he planned to address supporters from a balcony of the presidential palace Thursday.“I’m going to be here in private with my inner team,” Chávez said. “But of course, I’m going to the balcony.”He said he was sorry he couldn’t attend Thursday’s inauguration of Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, and that he sent his foreign minister in his place.“I sent a hug to Ollanta,” said Chávez, who also offered a congratulatory message to the Peruvian leader through his Twitter account.Chávez underwent surgery in Cuba on June 20 to remove a cancerous tumour. He has not said what type of cancer he has been diagnosed with or specified where exactly it was located, saying only that it was in his pelvic region.He underwent his first phase of chemotherapy in Cuba last week, saying the aim was to make sure no malignant cells reappear.The president said he was preparing to begin a second phase of chemotherapy.“But putting all those things aside, I’m happy,” he said. Chávez called his 57th birthday “sublime.”“And I invite you to the 67th,” he said.The Gleanerlast_img read more

Lovella Johnson

Lovella Johnson, 96, of Milan passed away Monday, May 20, 2019.  Lovella was born Friday, February 2, 1923 in Garner, Kentucky, the daughter of John and Rosa (Short) Watts. She married Clifton (Dock) Johnson February 23, 1940 and he preceded her in death October 26, 1994.  Lovella was a homemaker and attended Pilgrims Home Baptist Church.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking, growing flowers, gardening, quilting, fishing, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.Lovella is survived by sons: Leroy (Ann) Johnson of Milan, Eddie (Deborah) Johnson of Osgood, and Astor (Judy) Johnson of Aurora; daughter Maxine (Harold) Parks of Batesville; daughter in law Jean Johnson of Milan, 14 grandchildren and 56 great and great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons: Belvis and Garry Johnson; 11 siblings and 1 granddaughter Penny Loveann Ward.A service celebrating her life will be held 12 PM Friday, May 24 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Brother Charlie Combs officiating.  Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 10 AM – 12 PM Friday, May 24 also at the funeral home.    Memorials may be given in honor of Lovella to the Shriners Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Our Hospice of Columbus, Indiana.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family. read more

Mandatory water conservation in Jennings County

first_imgNorth Vernon, IN—Authorities in North Vernon, Jennings County have issued a Mandatory Water Conservation Notice for the City.North Vernon Municipal Utilities asks residents not to water plants, wash cars, power wash homes or fill pools or hot tubs due to the recent drought conditions. Residents with leaks are asked to repair them as soon as possible.Anyone caught using water unnecessarily will face a $50 fine and/or disconnection from the water supply. The State EOC Watch Desk will continue to maintain awareness but will provide no further updates, unless warranted.last_img read more

Trojans Finish Football Regular Season #1 In 4A State AP Polls

first_imgThe East Central Trojans Football team finished the 2019 regular season at #1 in The Indiana High School 4A State AP Poll and #2 in The Coaches Poll behind The East Noble Knights.The Trojans have enjoyed success on the gridiron winning four straight Sectional Titles, three of the past four years capturing Regional Championships, two Semi-States during the past four years, and capturing The 2017 4A State Crown. This is the first year at the helm for Head Coach Jake Meiners.EC’s journey in The State Playoffs starts this Football Friday Night squaring off against The 4A AP #13 Silver Creek Dragons in Sectional 23 action at Trojan Field kicking off at 7:30. Be sure to listen to the game on Lawrenceburg Tigers finish in The Top 10 in The State 3A Polls at #9 AP and #8 Coaches. The Tigers will be hosting The Scottsburg Warriors in 1st Round Sectional play at The Pit starting at 8.The 2019 MIFC Champion North Decatur Chargers end the regular season in The Top 10 in The State 1A Polls at #7 AP and #10 Coaches while The Milan Indians come in outside The Top 10 at #11 AP and #12 Coaches.The Sports Voice in Southeastern Indiana, 103.9 WRBI, is your station for area High School Football.On 103.9 WRBI-The Batesville Bulldogs will travel to Rushville to take on The Lions with a 7 PM Kickoff at Hinshaw Field.ON East Central Trojans will be hosting The Silver Creek Dragons kicking off at Trojan Field at 7:30.WRBI”s Countdown To Kickoff will follow the 6 PM News.last_img read more

Eto’o: Son has Mallorca dream

first_img Eto’o is out of contract in the summer after joining Chelsea on a one-year deal from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala last August and it remains to be seen where the 32-year-old will be plying his trade next term. The prolific Cameroon international, who scored a hat-trick in Chelsea’s 3-1 Barclays Premier League win over Manchester United on Sunday, is unlikely to be short of offers but he does admit his son has been encouraging him to return to Spanish side Mallorca before he hangs up his boots. Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o has revealed his son wants him to return to former club Real Mallorca and finish his career there. Press Associationcenter_img Eto’o started his career with Real Madrid in Spain but it was Mallorca where he first shone during a four-year spell from 2000 before earning superstar status at Barcelona , and he still holds the Balearic Island club – who were relegated from the Primera Division last season – very dear to his heart. Asked by Spanish radio station Cadena Cope which he likes out of La Liga’s three leading teams Barcelona, Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid, Eto’o said: “I’ll always like Barca, but I prefer Mallorca. “My son has pressured me to finish (my career) there. My son is from Mallorca.” The three-times Champions League winner also admitted there was plenty he missed about life in Spain, adding: “I miss everything from there. I miss my team-mates, my friends, Barcelona, the weather, the ham, everything…” Returning to the subject his future, Eto’o was asked how many seasons he has got at Chelsea and when he will go to Mallorca, to which the former Inter Milan man said: “At the moment, it’s one season and I intend to enjoy it, then we’ll see.” last_img read more

Michael Bloomberg: “I’m Out and I’m Backing Biden”

first_imgBillionaire Michael Bloomberg announced on MSNBC that he is suspending his self-funded half billion dollar campaign after a fourth place showing in Super Tuesday.And he is backing former Vice President Joe Biden.Super Tuesday was Bloomberg’s first time on the ballot and he garnered 44 delegates, so mathematically speaking he spent about $11 million per delegate.Bloomberg spent Super Tuesday in West Palm Beach.last_img

Matthews skates into role

first_imgAfter losing seven seniors from last season’s national championship team, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team found itself in need of a new group of leaders. Starting the season 8-1-1, it would appear that the vacancy has been filled despite the fact that seven players are freshmen. One of these new leaders is junior defenseman Alycia Matthews.“Being a junior, they want us to step up and help the underclassmen,” Matthews said. “With the freshmen, I try to help them communicate and talk on the ice. “I have found that I have a bigger role on the team, both on and off the ice.”Teammates have embraced Matthews in her new role.“She has been a great role model for me,” freshman Hilary Knight said.Along with having what it takes to be a team leader, Matthews, who hails from Castlegar, British Columbia, is a reliable blue liner who the Badgers want out on the ice.“Alycia is just a steady defenseman. She is very trustworthy,” senior defenseman Emily Morris said. “She is just one of those people who does her job and does it well. She comes up big in clutch situations when we need her to.” Not only has Matthews been a force on the defensive end, but she has improved her offensive game as well. With two goals and seven assists through 10 games this season, Matthews’ total of nine points is good for second in the nation among defensemen. Matthews’ newfound scoring touch has been extremely impressive, considering that in 41 games last season, she only tallied eight points.“Her role this year is quite a bit different than the last couple years,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “We lost three defensemen from last year’s team, and she is in a different role capacity-wise. She is getting a lot more power play opportunities and power play time, and the end result with her skill set is she has been able to create opportunities. “Given the opportunity to play in different situations than she has played in years past, she is making the most of it.”After a four-point series this past weekend, Matthews was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career. She contributed one game-winning goal and three assists, as Wisconsin swept Minnesota State 4-2 in both contests this past weekend. Last Friday, Matthews assisted on the Badgers first two goals, and then fired a hard wrist shot from the left point that put the Badgers up for good. Matthews followed up her offensive assault Friday with a tally Saturday. It came on a crisp pass to set up the streaking Knight for a breakaway and eventual game-winning goal.“I have been working really hard in practice, staying for extra shooting and working on puck handling,” Matthews said of her four-point weekend. “But yeah, I can’t believe it.”Matthews is enjoying her individual success this season and certainly feels the same way about her past three seasons with the program.“I have had so much fun,” Matthews said. “I love playing the sport, and I love winning. … It has been an awesome experience.”Still, her main goal is to help the team win a third consecutive national championship.“We have targets on our backs,” Matthews said. “We have to go out there and grind it out and compete every game. That is what we are doing, and I think we are doing a good job so far.”last_img read more

Students work toward the future of virtual reality films

first_imgA group of USC students are looking at a new reality.Greg Feingold, a junior majoring in business cinematic arts, has started a virtual reality production company, VR The World. With minimal equipment and a team of students from different fields, VRTW has produced content for Coachella, Springfest and the USC Rowing Team.Alongside Stephen Jensen, a junior majoring in sound design, Noah Yoseloff and Jacob Sami, a senior and a sophomore  respectively both majoring in business administration, the team of four students comprise the technology startup.Feingold’s said his recent introduction to VR technology came after he bought his first VR camera.“I’ve been into virtual reality for about six months now. I got to work on it in my internship,” Feingold said. “I was able to buy a camera at SXSW, one of the first 360-degree consumer cameras. It’s just two cameras and it stitches [the video] automatically.”For one of their first projects, Feingold used the $350 camera to film a VR production for the USC Men’s Rowing team, which picked up hits from around the world.“I made a rowing film — I’m on the rowing team at USC. I sent it to a few people but it got really viral within the rowing community,” Feingold said. “We got messages from the Kuwaiti national rowing team, people in Great Britain, teams in Australia. Lots of people were sharing it.”Their latest projects include on-campus endeavors, such as 360-degree videos for Springfest earlier this month and the New Moon Music Festival benefit for the USC chapter of Room to Read. But over the past two weekends, Feingold and Yoseloff found themselves working alongside the Coachella VR production team to create experiential content for the festival.“[I] got hired by Coachella for the last two weekends, to help make their official content. I was on the filming team,” Feingold said. “The first weekend, we walked around with GoPro rigs and we would go into the crowd and on stage.”Apart from festivals, most of the startup’s clients are in the real estate, marketing and music industry fields. A particularly novel use of the 360-degree video technology has been to showcase open houses from across the country.“I started getting a lot of requests from people to make them videos, real estate firms, marketing companies, convert and record labels,” Feingold said. “People in L.A. might want to see a house in New York and they don’t even have to be there.”Jensen spoke on the barriers that VR technology faces. He mentioned the limits of stereo sound when using an interactive headset or VR phone app.“It’s weird because you’d be looking at something [different], but the audio wouldn’t change, and video games have picked up on that,” Jensen said. “They’ve started mapping sound based off the viewer’s head movements. Consumer public video hasn’t really caught up yet.”Both Jensen and Feingold place a lot of their success on the timeliness of their enterprise and the lack of competitors in the market.“It’s such a low barrier of entry, the fact that I could just buy one of the [cameras] but also there’s not a lot of people doing it yet,” Feingold said. “It took a lot of teaching myself to stitch and edit.”Feingold expressed his desire for more students to get involved with the technology, despite their lack of experience with VR, and hopes that VR The World can be a jumping-off point for those who want to get involved.“There’s a lot of people at USC who want to get involved with VR, but they don’t know how. We want to be the place you go to,” Feingold said.last_img read more