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first_img B enchmarks Amy Karan, administrative judge of Miami-Dade County’s Domestic Violence Division, recently represented the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida in the “Urban Domestic Violence Summit,” in New York City, sponsored by the Vera Institute. Karan, along with 11th Circuit Judge Bonnie Rippingille, presented “A Day in Domestic Violence Court” for girls in the Sisters of the Heart mentor program, founded by JudgeRippingille to help at-risk girls who attend alternative schools. December 15, 2002 Regular News Benchmarkslast_img

Juan Manuel Marquez excited about possible Manny Pacquiao fight

first_imgJuan Manuel Marquez’s promoter in Mexico said on Monday that the fighter was pleased with terms for a May 17 fight against Mike Alvarado at the Forum, and has had a change of heart and is open to a fifth fight against Manny Pacquiao.Marquez (55-7-1, 40 knockouts) told promoter Fernando Beltran he wants to share the Alvarado offer with his wife, and trainer ‘Nacho’ Beristain, to get their input, before he meets again with Beltran on Thursday in Mexico City.The 40-year-old Marquez, who last fought and lost a split decision to Timothy Bradley in October in Las Vegas, previously said he wasn’t interested in a fifth fight against Pacquiao, who will fight for Bradley’s World Boxing Organisation welterweight belt on April 12 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.Yet Beltran said Marquez has reconsidered.“He wants the challenge of the Bradley-Pacquiao winner, he wants to make history of a fifth world title in five divisions,” said Beltran, referring to a feat never accomplished by a Mexican fighter. “If Pacquiao wins, he’ll have the belt, and Juan wants it.”Bob Arum, Marquez’s promoter in the US, said he’s “very excited, delighted” by that decision. First, Marquez would have to deal with the 33-year-old Alvarado (34-2, 23 knockouts), who has engaged in three consecutive fights, splitting bouts against Brandon Rios, then getting knocked out in October by Ruslan Provodnikov.For Marquez, the bout would also mark a return to the legendary Inglewood arena where he fought 12 times in the late 1990s.“I have so many fond memories of fights at the Forum, and now they’ve done a great job of renovating it,” Arum said. “LA is such a great boxing market, and now it has one more great place to watch fights again.”Beltran said Marquez is enthused to return to the venue that formerly was the home of NBA side Los Angeles Lakers and NHL team Los Angeles Kings.“It’s sensational for him, historical and he’s very excited about returning there at this point in his career,” Beltran said. Meanwhile, unbeaten US fighter Omar Figueroa will not defend his World Boxing Council lightweight crown on Saturday after injuring his left hand during training, promoters announced on Monday.The bout was among three title fights scheduled for the undercard of Sunday’s non-title bout between Mexican super welterweights Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, 42-1-1 with 30 knockouts, and Alfredo Angulo, 22-3 with 18 knockouts.Figueroa, who suffered the injury on Friday, will not put his title on the line but his scheduled opponent, Canelo’s older brother Ricardo Alvarez, will face Mexico’s Sergio Thompson.Remaining world title bouts will include Mexico’s unbeaten WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, 27-0 with one draw and 15 knockouts, against Mexican southpaw Cristian Mijares, 49-7 with two draws and 24 knockouts.IBF light middleweight champion Carlos Molina, a Mexican who is 22-5 with two draws and six knockouts, also will defend his crown against unbeaten American Jermall Charlo, who has a 17-0 record with 13 knockouts.last_img read more

Mardi Gras pickleball tournament held in Red Bluff

first_imgRed Bluff >> Betsy Palubeski hosted the first Mardi Gras Pickleball Tournament Feb. 11 at the Lincoln Street tennis courts. Sixteen players participated and LeRoy Weighall was the tournament director.The winning team was made up of Cathy D’Ulisse, Diane Tucci, Kateland Weighall and Rita Weighall.Other players included Jody Johnson, Nora Sabhlok, Carmel Growney, Missy Dominick, Chelsea Kingston, Kathleen Farren, Betsy Palubeski, Mary Jacobson, Betty Lasley, Sherrie Weigle, Michele Gunsauls …last_img

2018 MFLN Virtual Conference and Cooperative Extension

first_imgMilitary Family Learning Network is offering a free 3-day online learning event from Tuesday, September 18th through Thursday, September 20th.This  learning event is a virtual conference for professionals in any field, who will be able to engage in conversations with colleagues across the country and world.The 2018 MFLN Virtual Conference allows our Cooperative Extension professionals to gain knowledge concerning topics that can, and do,  affect our military members and their families. Cooperative Extension professionals can earn education credit for select sessions throughout the conference.last_img

Spurs overcome 23-point deficit to beat Thunder

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Spurs rallied behind their usual formula of hounding defense and 3-point shooting.Davis Bertans hit three consecutive 3-pointers in the third quarter, tying it at 78 with 38 seconds remaining with his final 3 of the run. The 3-pointer also closed a 58-35 run after the Spurs trailed 43-20.The Thunder closed the first quarter on an 18-2 run. The Spurs had a season-low 15 points in the opening period.TIP-INSThunder: Oklahoma City entered the game leading the league in steals (10.4) and opponent turnovers (19.0). The Thunder have never finished in the top five in either category since leaving Seattle. … Westbrook, Anthony and George have split game-high scoring honors throughout the season. George has led six times and Westbrook and Anthony have done so on five occasions each. … Nick Collinson did not play for the 14th time this season. The 15-year veteran played five minutes in his only appearance of the season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LeBron’s 39 lead Cavs to OT win against Clippers Spurs: Kawhi Leonard, who has not played this season, remained out with right quadriceps tendinopathy. There is no timeline on his return. … Tony Parker worked out with Spurs shooting guru Chip Engelland during morning workouts as he rehabilitates from quadriceps surgery. … Kyle Anderson stayed in the lineup after getting hit in the jaw while battling for a rebound under the Thunder’s basket with three minutes remaining in the game. … San Antonio’s previous low in the opening quarter was 17 points at Dallas on Nov. 14. UP NEXTThunder: Visit New Orleans on Monday night in their first game against the Pelicans after sweeping last season’s series.Spurs: Host Atlanta on Monday night before embarking on a two-game trip. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Aldridge put back of Green’s missed 3-pointer gave the Spurs a 102-99 lead with 24.2 seconds remaining.The Thunder missed two 3-pointers on the ensuing possession, but Carmelo Anthony tracked down a second offensive rebound and made a 25-footer with his foot on the 3-point line to cut the lead to 102-101.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGasol made two free throws, and Russell Westbrook stumbled to the court and threw up an airball on a 3-point attempt.Anthony had 20 points to lead the Thunder. Westbrook was held to 15 points after scoring 10 in the opening period. He was 5 for 22 from the field. Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan, right, reacts as San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 104-101. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a 23-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-101 on Friday night.Danny Green added 17 points, and Pau Gasol had 14 points to help San Antonio end Oklahoma City’s three-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View commentslast_img read more

NATIONAL 18’S DEVELOPMENT SQUADS ANNOUNCED

first_imgTouch Football Australia is please to announce the following players have been selected the attend the 2006 Under 18 Development camp that will be conducted in January at Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, QLD. This will be a great opportunity for the future elite players of the Australian Touch Association to receive expert coaching the Australian Open’s Coaches over the period that camp will run for. Mens Squad Thomas Ainslie- Crusaders Jack Bosden- NSWCHS Alan Cates- Mets Michael Chapman- NSWCCC Sam Clifton- NSWCIS Anthony Cowan- Northern Eagles Dylan Hennessey- NSWCHS Jaden Kelly- Southern Suns John Kennedy- NSWCHS Maurice Kennedy- NSWCHS Troy Mendham- NSWCHS Tim Moltzen- NSWCHS Ricky Morris- Northern Eagles Ben Moylan- Sydney Mets Scott Naughton- Southern Suns Steve Naughton- Southern Suns Jason Schmidt- SunCoast Nicholas Sward- SQBD Javarn White- CQ Womens Squad Jessica Absolum- NSWCHS Kelly Basford- NSWCHS Nicole Beck- NSWCHS Ali Brigginshaw- QSST Megan Campbell- Sydney Scorpions Deliah Clark- QSST Rebecca Clarkson- QSST Megan Clarkson- SunCoast Jaya Callinan- QSST Ashleigh Dobbins- NSWCHS Emma Haines- Tasmania Belinda Hammett- QSST Alyce Hulbert- QSST Stephanie Jackson- Southern Suns Genevieve Lacaze- QSST Nicole McHugh- NSWCHS Zoe Parker- Brisbane City Charli Simpkins- Touchwestlast_img read more

Telefilm Canada increases feature film production and marketing financing for Indigenous talent

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Following its announcement of November 11, 2016 regarding gender parity measures for feature film production financing, Telefilm Canada is now pleased to announce a concrete initiative, also developed in collaboration with the industry, to provide increased support for Indigenous filmmakers. Most notably, as of April 2017, Telefilm is increasing the feature film production and marketing financing made available for creators from Canada’s Indigenous communities to $4 million annually over the next five years.“It is clear that we need to do more to support the impressive breadth of Indigenous talent in our country,” said Carolle Brabant, Telefilm Canada’s Executive Director. “And in terms of demand, Canada’s Indigenous population is young and growing fast. As well, with greater desire amongst audiences for quality content on different platforms, there is growing interest in Indigenous content, nationally and internationally.“Following the successful consultation process for our gender parity initiatives, we took the same collaborative approach with the Indigenous community. The talks are very positive. We’ve been talking to creators from across the country, and we’re grateful for the support of our Indigenous Micro-Budget Production Program partners. Next, we will be meeting with filmmakers during the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival NATIVe program.” Facebook Including Indigenous representatives in decision-making processIn addition, the following initiatives are in development. First, Telefilm will create a jury process, with Indigenous representation, for project recommendations (while respecting conflict of interest policies). And secondly, Telefilm is committed to hiring staff from Indigenous communities.About Telefilm Canada—Inspired by talent. Viewed everywhere.Celebrating 50 years in 2017, Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2013, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada. Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Nunavuts top cop says theres more to Hall Beach shooting than video

first_imgKent Driscoll APTN National NewsNunavut’s top RCMP officer says there is more to a fatal shooting in Hall Beach Nunavut than was shown on a Facebook live stream.Nunavut RCMP shot and killed Jeremy Nivviaq on May 1, the third fatal Nunavut Police shooting since December.In the half hour before the shooting, Nivviaq live streamed on Facebook, saying he hoped to kill himself by having the police shoot him.In the press release that followed the shooting, Nunavut RCMP quoted the video, writing that Nivviaq was “wanting to die by police.”They also wrote that a firearm was found on the scene, and that they would not be taking any further questions on the shooting, as it was under investigation.A close viewing of the video shows that Nivviaq carried what looked like a replica weapon with a bright yellow stock. He hid that toy weapon under a blanket to convince police it was real. The video ends before the RCMP arrived.But Jeffrey told reporters that there was another weapon found at the scene – the firearm mentioned in the press release – not just the one seen in the video.Nunavut RCMP Supt. Mike Jeffrey. Photo: Kent Driscoll/APTNThey would not release any further details about the alleged weapon.On May 4 police did speak to media, inviting reporters in two at a time.APTN National News asked why police did not mention the toy gun in their release.Jeffrey refused to comment saying there was an ongoing investigation. Jeffrey confirmed that he had seen parts of the Facebook video, but not in its entirety, and not with the freeze framing needed to spot the toy rifle under the blanket.Jeffery did explain why he felt it was necessary to release the statement about the victim wanting to die by police.“We put out some information about, that I, we, knew of. It was known to us at that time, through information we received from the original witnesses who made the call, that the individual had talked about trying to commit suicide by a police officer. So we did put out that information, to reassure the public that it was not an isolated case of an officer engaging an individual randomly, to put a little bit of context behind it,” said Jeffrey.“So we did put out that information, to reassure the public that it was not an isolated case of an officer engaging an individual randomly, to put a little bit of context behind it,” said Jeffrey.Police had released a press statement on May 2 where they quoted Nivviaq’s Livestream video, saying he wanted to die by police. However, that statement never referred to the toy gun.Instead it referred to a firearm. Police refused to comment further. This led to confusion among those Nunavummiut who had seen only the toy weapon in the video.This comes at a time when police oversight is over rising concern in Nunavut. Paul Ookalik has raised it in house . There is a meeting this month. In addition there have been three recent fatal police shootings in Nunavut.Jeffrey says he has no details on investigations into those shootings.“No, I can’t. In the three shootings, they’re all investigated by an independent external investigative body, which in this case is the Ottawa Police Service,” he said. “That’s a body that’s been identified by the Government of Nunavut as the external investigative body of Nunavut. When an incident like this happens, we step back completely.”To date, no one has been charged or disciplined in the three police shootings since December.“We are still awaiting the official results (from the Ottawa Police Service investigation),” said Jeffrey.He added officers involved in shootings are put on administrative duties while their mental health is assessed, and the officer is transferred out of the community.Jeffrey couldn’t confirm when the investigations into the three shootings will be completed.“At this time, I don’t have a timeline. It’s completely independent of the RCMP,” he said.The process of having all investigations into police misconduct in Nunavut handled by the Ottawa force has come under fire in recent months by Nunavut politicians.Former premier and justice minister and Iqaluit MLA Paul Okalik has been vocal, saying he wants the process changed.In an interview with APTN National News, Okalik said he wanted a new system studied.“I want to see a review of perhaps aboriginal policing in our smaller communities so that we can recruit our own, and serve smaller communities with local police forces, that can so a job that is currently the job of the RCMP,” said Okalik.Jeffrey’s RCMP division falls under Nunavut’s Justice Department, the contractor for the more than 140 RCMP employees in Nunavut.Jeffrey did confirm that the Government of Nunavut is looking at other outside police forces to conduct these investigations.With three shootings since December, Nunavut residents are wondering what accounts for the increase.Jeffrey said it is not a change in tactics from his officers.“I’ve been the commanding officer for about three years, and the number of gun complaints that we get, it happens once about every two days,” he said. “When you look at a situation like this, you have to look at the totality of the environment the police are in, in Nunavut,” said Jeffrey.That environment? Lots of firearms and lots of people in emotional distress.Nunavut RCMP receives about 20,000 calls a year.“We have one of the highest suicide rates in the country, about 9 times the national average,” said Jeffrey. “In about a third of those cases, firearms are used in the commission of the suicide. We have one of the highest emotional and mental distress calls in the country, so 7 percent of our calls are in relation to people with emotional stress.”Nunavut RCMP has less lethal options. Every detachment in Nunavut has Tasers available to the officers.A spokesperson for Independent Member of Parliament for Nunavut Hunter Tootoo said more resources are needed.“The shootings are very tragic and unfortunately serve as a reminder of something that I have long advocated for – the need for more Mental Health Resources in Nunavut,” Tootoo’s spokesperson wrote in the [email protected]last_img read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse putting undefeated mark to the test against Penn

Coming off a dominating 18-8 win against first-year program Marquette, the No. 13 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team takes its unbeaten streak into Happy Valley on Saturday at 1 p.m. to take on the No. 8 Penn State Nittany Lions. At 3-0, the Buckeyes hope to keep up the success that they have found early in the year. Freshman attacker Carter Brown and sophomore midfielder Jesse King recorded a combined 13 points against the Golden Eagles and sparked OSU’s offense which had been stagnant the week before against Jacksonville in a 9-6 win. For his four goals and three assists, Brown was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. The freshman, though, saw the improvement of the team as a whole, not just his individual statistics. “Our offense was clicking in the second quarter especially,” Brown said. “We were just making the easy play and I just got some easy goals.” King, too, said he felt the team improved on offense after a tough week of practice. “Honestly, this week we worked out a lot on working the ball on the outside,” King said. “Our chemistry is coming together, and this week it just clicked.” But the Buckeyes will likely have a tougher challenge this week against Penn State in State College, Pa. The Nittany Lions have already defeated No. 10 Denver on the year and took No. 2 Notre Dame to overtime in their only loss of the season. Last year, Penn State handed OSU its second loss of the season in a 5-2 victory March 3 at Ohio Stadium. In spite of a schedule featuring five games against top-11 opponents in March, some members of the team are staying positive. OSU coach Nick Myers sees how far his players have come so far this year, but understands there are improvements to be made. “We’ve got a lot of work to continue to do,” Myers said. “It’s February … We’re not the team that we wanted to be yet, but we’re taking steps in the right direction.” The game could also be a potential precursor for what is to come, with reports swirling that a Big Ten conference for lacrosse could be on the horizon. “There’s been some positive conversation,” Myers said about the potential new conference. “This Penn State-Ohio State rivalry has been special for years now. I think that will only get more traction if the Big Ten conference continues to move in the right direction.” King, who was a part of the team that lost to Penn State in Columbus last year, is excited to get another shot at the Nittany Lions. “I’m excited, they’re going to be a great game,” King said. “It’s always fun playing against Penn State.” read more