Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion ATP Tour Formula 1 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Suresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’“We will have a rotation policy in place for this season. It is partly there to ensure that the players do not get injured. But another important reason to have the rotation policy is so that we can promote the youngsters,” said Satyasagara.“I am happy with the squad because we have some talented youngsters coming through. Our goal is to bring them to the next level. Kabir (Toufik) will be our first choice keeper this season, and he is someone who has come through the ranks. He was the third choice keeper at first, then the second choice, and now he’s our number one.“Suhail (Pasha) is another talented youngster who is just 18-years-old. I will be rotating and giving them playing time. Our rotation policy will not only help us with niggles and injuries, but it will also give these young guys their opportunities. We are all looking forward to a good season,” he added.With a number of youngsters raring to go at the Chennai camp, Boopathi feels that the atmosphere at the club is one akin to that of a family.“For the local boys, playing for our home team is a very happy moment. This is not a club, it is a family. The club has already brought through so many local players, and still plans to give a lot more opportunities to more such local boys,” said Sriram.Over the years, Chennai City has built a sizeable fan-base, something that has been further aided by their I-League-winning effort back in the 2018-19 season. However, the likes of Sriram will miss playing in front of a vociferous and partisan crowd at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Coimbatore with the new season taking place inside a COVID-safety bio-bubble.“The fans are very much a part of our family. We will definitely miss them and their support from the stands this season. But our fans have been keeping our spirits high. They have been using social media to show us their love and support. They keep sending messages of support to every player in the team. That has really kept our spirits high,” the midfielder said.Chennai City take on fellow Southern rivals Gokulam Kerala FC in their opening match of the season on January 9, 2021, at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium. 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Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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See all posts by Manika Premsingh Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 | More on: RMG Financial markets always operate on the spectrum of greed and fear. It’s rare to see wide swings from fear to greed or vice versa in a short span of time. This is, however, clearly visible right now in the broader markets. It’s even more so in specific cases. The letters and parcel delivery service provider, Royal Mail (LSE: RMG), is a perfect example of this. As the worst of the stock market crash ensued in late March, the Royal Mail share price was hit badly. This was doubly so because it suspended its dividends. It fell to an all-time low as the news hit. RMG’s share price had been tumbling for the last couple of years in any case. 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This is a 53% gain from the lows it touched just two months ago. It’s true that there’s some cause for cheer. There’s been an increase in parcel delivery in the UK during the lockdown, as per RMG’s own research. Recessions are normally bad times for cyclical companies. Royal Mail is one such. But, in the Covid-19 driven lockdown, we quickly became dependent on deliveries. As a result, it ended up gaining somewhat despite the recession. Further, its research also points to the fact that post-lockdown, online shopping activity could increase. Also, the group is restarting deliveries of standard letters on Saturdays from this week onwards. These had been stopped during the lockdown. This will also be a positive for the group’s revenues. To invest, or not?These developments are encouraging. But they aren’t enough to make a convincing argument for investing in RMG, to my mind. The Royal Mail share price has been hurt for a host of reasons, of which the coronavirus crisis was just one. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Max EvansSimon Webster John Barclay during trainingRugby World headed north into Warrior territory to catch up with John ‘JB’ Barclay to chat about getting lost all the time, his pre-match routine, and having a short attention span when it comes to learning to play the guitar. RUGBY WORLD: Who are the jokers in the Glasgow and Scotland squads?JOHN BARCLAY: Let’s think, the jokers at Glasgow… probably Johnnie Beattie and myself. We maybe joke around when we shouldn’t, but we try to keep it semi-serious most of the time. With Scotland, Mike Blair. He’s not a prankster but he likes winding people up. He does it a lot behind the scenes.RW: Do you have a pre-match routine? Any superstitions?JB: I always go for a coffee and a crossword with Graeme Morrison. Most of our games kick off at 7.30pm so there’s tons of time to kill. I also put my left boot on first, but I think that’s more out of habit than superstition.RW: So do you always manage to finish the crossword?JB: For this, I’ll say yes! There are quite a few guys who enjoy a crossword at Glasgow. We just do ones in the papers.RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch?JB: In one Glasgow game against Munster when Ally Kellock was captain, he and Ronan O’Gara got into a scuffle and the referee called them both over. “You’re both well-known players,” he said. “Try to calm down.” O’Gara then interrupted and said, “Hang on, I don’t know who this joker is.” I’m not sure Al felt too good for a while after that.RW: What are your bugbears?JB: Bad directions – and getting lost in general. My girlfriend is very laid-back and we tend to get lost on a pretty regular basis. That’s frustrating. The worst place I’ve got lost is France, but that’s when I was a kid with my family.Will Ferrell, Stupid purchases, and Life outside rugby…RW: Do you have any phobias?JB: I hate spiders, anything that creeps around on the floor. I’m too scared to ever kill a spider and I can’t pick them up if they’re not dead – it creeps me out.RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?JB: It would have to be to fly.RW: Who would you like to be trapped in a lift with?JB: Probably Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughan, Owen Wilson – those sorts of people. They’d keep you entertained.RW: What couldn’t you live without? JB: TV! I watch it a lot. I like the cooking channel on Sky. I watch that quite a bit.RW: If a film was made of your life, who would play you?JB: Will Ferrell. He’s a funny man. I’m not, but he can add it to my personality!RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save?JB: My first cap, I’ve got my first strip framed with it as well. I’ve just got a black Labrador called Inca so I’ll save the dog, too. And my computer because it’s got all my photos on it, everything from holidays and school.RW: What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever bought?JB: Probably my TV. I’ve got a 42in, £1,000 TV, which was about my monthly salary when I bought it. I’ve still got it, but the same TVs are now about £400 so I should have just waited.RW: Who’s your ideal woman?JB: Apart from my girlfriend, Megan Fox.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?JB: I’d like to get good at the guitar. I’ve had it for about two years but tend to pick it up for a couple of months, stop, then pick it up for another couple of months. So I’m always in the same place and then give up. I get frustrated because I’m not absolutely amazing.RW: How would you like to be remembered?JB: Probably as someone who would laugh at anything.Check out his profile for ScotlandCheck out his Twitter Page Learn more about Johns’ teammates at Scotland…Nathan Hines TAGS: Glasgow Warriors
Tempers flare between James Haskell (2nd R) and Stephen Ferris during the Six NationsName: Stephen FerrisPosition: Back-rowAge: 25 (2 Aug 1985)Born: Portadown, Co ArmaghI’d encourage anyone who’s a late starter in rugby to believe they can make it. I didn’t pick up a rugby ball regularly until my mid-teens as I was more interested in playing football. Javelin was another sport that I enjoyed. I threw for Ulster Schools and it’s something I might have continued with before rugby came along.It’s never too late to start playing the game, although I’d acknowledge I’ve been lucky over the years, getting a few good breaks. John Hayes and Tom Court are other good examples of Test players who didn’t start rugby until pretty late.I didn’t play for the first time until I was 11 or 12, when I went to the Friends School in Lisburn. In those early days I’d go to practice two or three times a month, and I didn’t take it too seriously until my final year when I made the first team.I’ve always played in the back row. At school and in my early years with Ulster it was at No 8. I loved it as it allowed me to get my hands on the ball more.I believe I can play anywhere across the back row. In my first season at Ulster I started at No 8 alongside Roger Wilson and Neil Best in a pretty big back row! I’ve also featured at openside as well as blindside.The turning point for me was being spotted by Allen Clarke. The call was out of the blue, and it allowed me to join the Ulster Academy when I left school. But I never dreamt it would lead to me becoming a professional sportsman. Without Allen’s intervention I might not have carried on with the game.I picked up things pretty quickly training with the Ulster Academy. I joined Portadown too and spent a few years there. We had cracking teams and won a lot of trophies, so I’ve great memories of playing there. I also spent a season and a half with Dungannon before moving into the Ulster side.Everyone looks to us because Ulster is the only fully professional sports side in Northern Ireland. That following gives us great inspiration and to see the number of supporters in Milton Keynes, when we took on Northampton in last month’s Heineken Cup quarter-final, was magnificent.It was heartbreaking for everyone involved to lose in the quarter-finals, but I think it shows the team is going places. We have the potential to get there again, and win this time.I genuinely believe we have the potential to go on to greater things. A few years ago we lost players like Tommy Bowe, Roger Wilson and Neil Best. Now Ulster are more ambitious and a number of high-quality players have joined. The core of the team going forward can be formed by players like myself, Paddy Wallace and Rory Best, who are staying around.World-class signings like Ruan Pienaar, Johann Muller and Pedrie Wannenburg have also joined. David Humphreys (Ulster’s operations director) has done a fantastic job of bringing them here. Everyone is settling in nicely and we need to add to that now.A real buzz is in the air around Ravenhill at the moment. All the players buy into the atmosphere at the club and I believe it has a great add-on effect to rugby.Ulster has become a team that people want to play for. Everyone enjoys their time in Belfast. It’s a great city in which to live and to bring up a family.I was lucky enough to be part of an Ulster team that won the Magners League in 2006 through the straight league system, but the play-offs have added something to the end of the season and supporters seem to really like them.Exciting is how I’d describe the new format. Munster’s great start means they’re running away with the regular season, but there’s still everything to play for behind them with the prospect of two massive occasions in May.Did you know? Ferris’s role model growing up was All Black Jerry Collins. “He was my inspiration and I’ve tried to base my game around the way he used to play,” he says. “I don’t think you would play rugby if you didn’t enjoy smashing people.”This article appeared in the June 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Tempers flare between England’s Flanker James Haskell (2nd R) and Ireland’s Flanker Stephen Ferris (R) during the RBS Six Nations International rugby union match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium in south-west London on February 27, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Glyn Kirk (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images) Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit
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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA [Anglican Taonga] The archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have issued a call for prayer and reflection in the light of the big issues rocking the world at this time.In a June 9 statement, Archbishop Don Tamihere, Archbishop Philip Richardson and Archbishop Fereimi Cama highlight the church’s responses to the global coronavirus pandemic, calling for prayer for those who have suffered, and thanksgiving for those who have served during these hard times.The archbishops also have called on Anglicans to pray for hearts and minds that are open to the kind of reconciliation and change that will help dismantle racism in all its forms.The archbishops’ call to prayer and thanksgiving follows below.A Call to Thanksgiving and PrayerAs we approach Te Pouhere Sunday, a day when we celebrate the diversity of our Church and recommit ourselves to reconciliation and peace, both of our history and in our contemporary Church and society, we call the Church to prayers of thanksgiving and repentance.Ki te whānau a Te Karaiti, ki Te Haahi Tapu puta noa ki Aotearoa, ki Niu Tireni, ki Ngā Moutere a Te Moananui a Kiwa;To our beloved family in Christ, to the Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia;Let us continue to uphold each other in prayer and thanksgiving, and renew our commitment to be messengers of God’s unconditional love and boundless grace, and to be an instrument of God’s peaceWe are emerging from a period of lockdowns, alert levels, and government interventions across the nation states that make up our Anglican Church here in the South Pacific. Our peoples have seen low levels of infection, transmission and deaths across our islands. Let us give thanks to God for those who have served and protected so selflessly. Let us give thanks for those who have led our nations with kindness and compassion.We know that many are suffering deep sadness and grief through the loss of loved ones during this time.Please pray that they may know God’s love surrounding and upholding then.We know many communities, families and individuals are living with deep anxiety as they look to a future without employment or certainty.Please pray for our communities to care and provide for each other, and for the courage to build new beginnings.We are aware of the continuing rapid spread and increase in Coronavirus infections and deaths across our world.Please pray for the peoples that are most vulnerable and most affected, and for those who continue to work tirelessly to treat the sick and stem the tide of infection. Please pray for those carers who themselves have become infected. We watch with deep sadness the escalating anger and frustration in the United States of America.We ask you to pray for the soul of George Floyd and for his family, and for all those who have lost their lives to police brutality and racism. We pray for wise and compassionate leadership in that country and we also invite you to pray that we ourselves might have the eyes to see, and the hearts to recognise, the discrimination and racism that exists within our institutions, our communities, and within even our own attitudes and assumptions.Loving God, you have made us in your own image,diverse, beautiful and precious in your sight.May we see that same precious beauty in every person, a unique creation beloved of you.May we celebrate the life we can bring to each other.Give us the courage to stand unequivocally for justice, for truth,and for the reconciliation and hope that is ours through Jesus Christ.Help us to dismantle racist agendas.Help us to transform unjust structures.Help us to decolonise our Christianity.Help us to love you with all our heart, soul, and strength.Help us to love one another as you commanded us to do.Through Jesus Christ our Lord,AmenArchbishop Fereimi CamaArchbishop Philip RichardsonArchbishop Don Tamihere Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jun 11, 2020 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT
United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/62743/ad-classics-vanna-venturi-house-robert-venturi Clipboard Copy+ 11Houses•Philadelphia, United States Architects: Robert Venturi Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: AD Classics: Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi Save this picture!© Maria BuszekWritten by Adelyn Perez Share Photographs: Maria Buszek, UPenn, Venturi, Scott Brown & AssociatesText description provided by the architects. Most critics usually regard consistency in architecture an important aspect of the design. However in the Vanna Venturi House Robert Venturi took the road less travelled and tested complexity and contradiction in architecture, going against the norm.Save this picture!© UPennLocated in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania on a flat site isolated by surrounding trees, Venturi designed and built the house for his mother between 1962 and 1964. In testing his beliefts on complexity and contradition (for which he also wrote the book Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture), Venturi went through six fully worked-out versions of the house which slowly became known as the first example of Postmodern architecture.Save this picture!Courtesy of storiesofhouses.comApproaching the Vanna Venturi house, one can detect the symbolic imagery of shelter through its exterior with its wide symmetrical gable like a classical pediment, which in this case is split, and the chimney poking out in an exaggerated manner from the back. Save this picture!Courtesy of storiesofhouses.comThe main entrance is in the center, creating a sense of symmetry that both is and is not there due to the placement of the windows. These windows are located based on function in the interior. For instance, there is a Modernist ribbon window for the kitchen and square windows serving the bedroom and bathroom on the other side of the front facade.Save this picture!© Venturi, Scott Brown & AssociatesThe interior is centered around the fireplace, the hearth of the home, but still Venturi’s design is a “generic” house with unusual twists. The plan contains only five functional rooms, and on the outside it relates to public scale, seeming much larger than it actually is. The “generic” fireplace is actually placed next to a stair that competes with the fireplace to be the core of the house. The fireplace is void, the stair is solid and both vertical elements contort in shape to make room for the other.Save this picture!Upon entering there is the main living space. Also located on the first floor due to a request from Venturi’s mother are the kitchen and the bedroom. The second floor contains another bedroom, storage space, and a terrace. A “nowhere stair” on the second floor also integrates itself into the core space. It rises up at an awkward angle, and its function on one level is completely useless due to its steep slope, while on the other level it serves as a ladder to clean the high window on the second level.Save this picture!© Venturi, Scott Brown & AssociatesIn order to create more contradiction and complexity, Venturi experimented with scale. Inside the house certain elements are “too big,” such as the size of the fireplace and the height of the mantel compared to the size of the room. Save this picture!Courtesy of storiesofhouses.comDoors are wide and low in height, especially in contrast to the grandness of the entrance space. In the rear elevation of the house is an oversized lunette window, which follows the main elements of the exterior that are exaggerated in size. Venturi also minimized circulation space in the design of the house, so that it consisted of large distinct rooms with minimum subdivisions between them.Save this picture!© Venturi, Scott Brown & AssociatesVenturi referred to the exterior as a layering system. The effect intended was to make the exterior walls both walls and screens. For example, the east glass wall is recessed in order to form a covered yard screened by the back wall. This same idea is used on a smaller scale for the bedroom on the other side of the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of storiesofhouses.comA manifesto for Postmodern architecture, the Vanna Venturi house is a composition of rectangular, curvilinear, and diagonal elements coming together (or sometimes juxtaposing each other) in a way that inarguably creates complexity and contradiction.Davies, Colin. Key houses of the twentieth century. W W Norton & Co Inc, 2006. Print.Project gallerySee allShow lessSmall Houses / A1 ArchitectsArticlesWave House / Patrick NadeauArticles Share AD Classics: Vanna Venturi House / Robert VenturiSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi ArchDaily Houses Projects 1964 CopyAbout this officeRobert VenturiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesPhiladelphiaWoodResidentialHousesUnited StatesPublished on June 02, 2010Cite: Adelyn Perez. “AD Classics: Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi” 02 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
The federal civil trial against the four San Francisco police officers who killed Alex Nieto and the city and county of San Francisco began on March 1, almost two years since Nieto’s killing on March 21, 2014. Alex’s parents, Refugio and Elvira Nieto, had filed the civil suit for the wrongful death and civil rights violations of their son.The trial began a little over a month after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to call on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the shooting deaths of Alex Nieto, Amilcar López Pérez and Mario Woods, all at the hands of the San Francisco Police Department.Nieto, all of 28 years old, was a student at the City College of San Francisco, a community organizer and a part-time security guard. He wore a licensed Taser for the security guard position. Nieto was killed at Bernal Heights Park on Bernal Hill as he was preparing to head for work, after stopping to eat a burrito. A barrage of 59 bullets was fired at Nieto, who cops claim pointed his Taser at them from 100 feet away.A huge rally was held outside the federal courthouse on Golden Gate Avenue on the first day of the trial. Various community members and supporters spoke at the several-hours-long rally. At one point, more than 30 chanting high school students marched into the rally, after having walked out of their classes in solidarity.On day two, Officer Richard Schiff, a rookie who first opened fire on Nieto, testified that he emptied an entire magazine, reloaded and shot again, fearing that Nieto was shooting at him — although he saw no muzzle flashes, heard no bullets hitting the car he was crouched behind, saw no barrel smoke and witnessed no recoil from the Taser that Nieto was carrying. (48Hills.org)The autopsy report, however, indicates that Nieto was knocked to the floor with a shot to the leg, upper lip and torso, followed by a series of head-to-toe downward shots that show that Nieto was probably executed once he had fallen. The implication is that the officers wrongfully killed Nieto, who posed no threat, and therefore decided to cover their tracks with continuous shooting. (Justice4AlexNieto.org)On day three, a witness named Antonio Theodore, who regularly walks and jogs on Bernal Hill, testified that he saw Alex walking casually down the hill, hands in his pockets. He said officers jumped out of their cars, weapons drawn, yelled “Stop!” and then immediately began firing.The investigative officers said that no officers claimed to have touched the Taser that the cops claimed Nieto was pointing at them. Also, the person who originally called 911, Justin Fritz, apologized to the Nietos for calling the police on him. Fritz claims Alex Nieto had done nothing wrong that day.The fourth day of the trial was completed on March 4, with expectations that it will continue up to March 11. Ex-chief medical examiner, Amy Hart, testified to a wrist bone fragment found in Nieto’s jacket pocket and admitted that this could corroborate witness testimony that Alex’s hands were in his pockets. Officer Roger Morse, who arrived after the shooting began, but also fired shots, testified that he didn’t see a red laser light coming from the Taser. He was the first to approach Alex’s body after the shooting and said there were no Taser wires exposed.Reports from morning of Day Five include the following from observers on Twitter: Brian Childs, Tech Compliance Manager from Taser International, testified that taser was fired at 19:14:16, 19:14:23 and 19:14:32 PST on 3/21/14. He thinks it was actually off by ~4 min, 29 sec. He said that he can’t find data showing that Nieto’s taser was ever time synced since it was purchased, so all the timing data is essentially pure speculation. Additionally he said that the crime scene image of Nieto’s taser shows that it was off, so there is no way the officers could have seen the red light they claim to have seen.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Houston — A tribute, “From South Africa to Third Ward: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Winnie Madikizela Mandela,” was held April 8 at the SHAPE Community Center. This was the exact location that Madikizela Mandela visited in Houston in 1981.The gathering was organized by Akua Holt with Amandla Productions and chaired by the national chair of the National Black United Front, Kofi Taharka. Over 100 people were treated to music by Swatara Olushola, poetry by SisterMama Sonya and a phone call from an activist in South Africa. Drumming by 12-year-old Olaniyan, Runyararo Fana, Phindisela Mkhatshwa and Furaha Terri Nairn-Collins opened and accompanied the program as activists spoke.John “Bunchy” Crear, a leader of the Black Panther Party Alumni Association, told of the Panthers’ involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle and support for all liberation struggles in Africa. South African Bongi Goba spoke about the love her people have for Mandela and the dignity she possessed despite all her travails, from imprisonment to banishment: “Winnie was the rock who led our women all over the world to seek our liberation. Mama Winnie led the underground railroad in South Africa. She held the struggle on her shoulders.”Goba also sang music from her homeland with another South African, Phindisela Mkhatshwa. The secretary of the local National Black United Front, Folade Madzimoyo, told her personal story of learning about Winnie Mandela and how touched she was by her long life of organizing against apartheid. “I was sad when Nelson Mandela died, but I was crying when Winnie died,” she said.To close the tribute, Taharka asked all those in attendance who had ever marched or picketed against apartheid to stand up. As about two dozen people rose, they were strongly applauded.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this