Chicago mayor gives up on third term as killer cop heads to trial

first_imgLaquan McDonaldChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Sept. 4 that he would not run for a third term, bringing joy and relief to the many organizers who have fought to get him out of office. This news came the day before jury selection began in the trial of Jason Van Dyke.Van Dyke is the Chicago police officer who fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014. He is now on trial for first-degree murder — one of the first cops in the U.S. to face this charge for killing a Black person while on duty. Hundreds of people gathered outside the Cook County Criminal Courthouse for a rally the morning Van Dyke’s trial opened.Immediately following the shooting of McDonald, protests demanded the release of police dashcam footage. Mayor Emanuel was in the midst of a reelection campaign. It was only after he had secured his reelection in April 2015 that his office released the incriminating footage. In fact, the city paid a $5 million settlement to the McDonald family the week after the election, yet did not release the footage until November 2015. Only then was Van Dyke arrested and charged with murder. Shortly thereafter, community pressure forced Emanuel to fire Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a prime participant in this racist coverup and so many others.The role that city officials played in covering up McDonald’s murder has shaped the political scene in Chicago ever since. Emanuel and Anita Alvarez, at that time state’s attorney for Cook County, were the main targets of a campaign to oust officials who placed protecting murderous cops over obtaining justice. Led primarily by Black organizations, including Assata’s Daughters, Black Lives Matter Chicago and BYP100, a massive grassroots campaign moved to get Alvarez voted out of office in the March 2016 elections. Activists organized train takeovers and rallies and used the hashtag #ByeAnita on social media to successfully garner support for voting her out, without expressly endorsing any of her competitors. They then turned their focus to Rahm Emanuel.During Emanuel’s seven years in office, he has closed 50 public schools, shut down half of the city’s public mental health clinics and initiated the building of a $95 million police academy. Had he released the damning dashcam footage of Laquan McDonald’s execution before the 2015 election, he likely would have lost to his main challenger, Mexican community activist Jesús “Chuy” García.When the dashcam footage of Jason Van Dyke’s crime was released to the public, it was already clear to many that the mayor had anything but Chicago’s best interests at heart. Today, the struggle is far from over. Emanuel still holds $7 million in campaign funds in a massive war chest, so he will likely continue to influence Chicago politics. But now that he’s been forced to step down and join coverup co-conspirators McCarthy and Alvarez on the political sidelines, justice demands that the actual triggerman get convicted and sentenced. Jail Jason Van Dyke! Jail all killer cops!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Kemp departs Ladbrokes Coral to join Together for the Tote

first_img GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation July 21, 2020 Share Together for the Tote has confirmed that Mark Kemp has been appointed as the group’s UK Managing Director, after holding the same position at Ladbrokes Coral.Due to take on the new role later in the year, Kemp has held a number of positions across the gambling sector with executive board experience across marketing, operations and product in both the retail and digital divisions.In his role at Ladbrokes Coral, Kemp was tasked with the development and launch of Connect for Coral, the first single wallet omni-channel product, and since early 2017 has led the UK digital business which has enjoyed consistent growth. Kemp celebrated the new appointment, commenting: “I am really excited to be joining the team at what is an enormously important time for the business. This is a unique opportunity to invest and rejuvenate the Tote and enhance the special role the Tote plays in British racing. I have been deeply impressed by Eamonn, Alex and the team’s plans and look forward to joining a passionate and ambitious team.“I have hugely enjoyed my time at Ladbrokes Coral & GVC, during a rapidly evolving time of change for the business. I would like to thank everyone I have worked with over the years who have delivered success with me and wish them well for the future.”Andy Hornby, Co-Chief Operating Officer at GVC Holdings, added: “I have worked with Mark Kemp for eight years and he has proved himself to be a simply outstanding businessman.  He built his reputation running our Retail Gaming operations delivering consistent market out-performance over several years. “More recently he has been the Managing Director of the Ladbrokes Coral Digital business and the numbers quite simply speak for themselves. Mark has consistently outperformed the market.  His lasting legacy will be a digital business in brilliant shape and, in particular, the rejuvenation of the Ladbrokes brand which has delivered exceptional recent growth. We wish him all the very best at the Tote.”The news of Kemp’s appointment comes as Together for the Tote has made a series of senior-level appointments in recent months in a bid to support the group’s Chief Executive, Alex Frost and Chairman, Eamonn Wilmott.Alex Frost, Alizeti Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted Mark is joining our team. His skills and experience will be an invaluable asset to us. We have ambitious plans to grow the Tote and are bringing together dedicated people who are entirely focused on ensuring the Tote has a successful future. We are all looking forward to working with Mark when he starts with us later in the year.” GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

After Effects Video Tutorial: Looping Expression

first_imgLooping animations in After Effects is incredibly easy with the loopOut expression.If you’ve ever had to create a repetitive movement in After Effects than you’ve probably gone through the painstaking process of copying and pasting keyframes so that they line up perfectly. This technique works but it certainly isn’t ideal. As with most techniques in After Effects, loops can be created much easier using a simple expression: loopOut()The loopOut() expression works by taking all of the keyframes in your currently selected layer and creating an automatic loop. Once the last keyframe is played the animation will automatically begin again. In short, your keyframes will loop forever.With the loopOut() expression you also have the option to use two modifiers: cycle and pingpong. Cycle is the loopOut() expression’s default. It simply loops the keyframes indefinitely. The pingpong modifier on the other hand will play the loop then backtrack to the beginning of the loop and on and on it goes. You can use the pingpong modifier by using loopOut(‘pingpong’) instead of loopOut().Cycle:loopOut()Ping-Pong:loopOut(“pingpong”)In the following video tutorial by RiverCityGraphix you’ll learn how to use the loopOut() expression in After Effects. It is a very easy concept to understand and once you get it down you’ll likely find yourself using it all the time.This video was created and shared by RiverCityGraphix on their YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing guys!Have any tips for using the loopOut() expression?Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Thirdy Ravena shrugs off vicious dunk vs UST, wins bet with dad

first_imgLATEST STORIES “It was just fortunate that [Ikeh] got the offensive rebound, and I saw that no one was guarding the middle area of the zone. It was a good pass by Ikeh, that’s it.”After throwing it down, Ravena celebrated and pointed three fingers to the general direction of the audience behind one of the rims at Smart Araneta Coliseum.As it turned out, Ravena was gesturing to his father Bong, whom he has a running bet with this season.“My dad and I have a bet,” said Ravena in Filipino. “That every time I get a dunk he’ll give me P3,000.”ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThirdy Ravena had already built a reputation as one of the most athletic collegiate players in the country today.He’s often regarded as the more athletic of the Ravena brothers, and that is no disservice to his brother Kiefer. And on Saturday, the senior Blue Eagle showed off his hops.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA 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 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort In the latter stages of Ateneo’s 102-83 win over University of Santo Tomas, Ravena produced arguably the season’s best dunk. After Chibueze Ikeh grabbed the offensive rebound with 2:25 left in the fourth, he found a cutting Ravena, who jammed the ball with such ferocity it might have turned the Growling Tigers to purring kitties.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 shutoutA dunk so vicious should be ingrained into anyone’s memory, but Ravena said it was all part of a normal basketball motion.“It just happened,” said Ravena who finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. Green Archers lock up top two, blow out Bulldogs Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Harvey Norman Promotion

first_imgNRL Touch Football’s major partner, Harvey Norman, has a great deal for members through the TFA website and newsletter.The Fitbit Charge 2 is now available at Harvey Norman!The Fitbit Charge 2TM offers a range of new features that can be tailored to you in order to provide a more fulfilling fitness journey. Breathing exercises, cardio fitness monitoring, and PurePulse are all there to guide you, while the new larger display makes it easier than ever to interact with your FitBit.For more information or to purchase your Fitbit Charge 2, please click here. Stay tuned to the TFA website and newsletter for greater Connected Health and Fitness deals from Harvey Norman. Related LinksHarvey Norman Promotionlast_img read more

10 months agoNuno upbeat in Liverpool defeat: Wolves can’t think about table

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Nuno upbeat in Liverpool defeat: Wolves can’t think about tableby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno was frustrated after their 2-0 defeat at home to Liverpool.Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk scored for the Reds as they stay top of the table for Christmas.Nuno lamented, “We started the game well, chances for both teams. We didn’t maintain the consistency through the game. The start of the second half is not good. Better decisions or composure we could have harmed a very good team.”The boys worked very hard and it’s difficult to play against Liverpool especially when they’re in front.”We deserved one goal at least. We have to now rest.”I’m happy because of the way we work and pass the moments football gives. We are consistent – the table doesn’t mean anything.” last_img read more

Video: Clemson Defensive Tackle Christian Wilkins Shows Off His Impressive Athleticism

first_imgClemson Memorial Stadium during a Tigers game against Syracuse.CLEMSON, SC – OCTOBER 25: A general view of Memorial Stadium prior to the game between the Clemson Tigers and Syracuse Orange on October 25, 2014 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)Christian Wilkins is a defensive tackle by trade, but the 300-pound Clemson Tiger is a spectacular all-around athlete. During spring practice, Wilkins has tried his hand at a number of skills that aren’t usually part of being an interior lineman, like making one-handed catches and kicking field goals.Of course, Wilkins is also pretty good at playing his position. As a true freshman, he racked up 33 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks for the Tigers this season. More: The 10 CFB Teams That Could Go Undefeated In 2016 >>>last_img read more

GSL Inks Charters with MSC for PostPanamax Pair

first_imgzoomNavios Lumen bulk carrier. Source: Flickr – under the CC BY 2.0 license; Image by: Kees Torn Containership charter owner Global Ship Lease (GSL) has agreed five-year charters with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) for two Post-Panamaxes.The 8,677 TEU ships in question are the 2005-built GSL Tianjin and the 2004-built OOCL Qingdao, to be renamed MSC Tianjin and MSC Qingdao, respectively.As informed, the new charters are expected to commence upon redelivery of vessels by current charterers during the late second quarter or early third quarter 2019. GSL Tianjin is currently working for CMA CGM and OOCL Qingdao for OOCL, according to data provided on GSL’s website.The new charters are expected to generate Adjusted EBITDA of approximately USD 25.6 million per vessel for the median firm period, the company said.“With these new five-year charters to MSC, GSL is taking another major step forward in realizing the full benefits of the supportive fundamentals for our high-specification containerships… We are confident that the underlying supply and demand trends that have created this strong market remain fully intact,” George Youroukos, Executive Chairman of Global Ship Lease, commented.“Our ability to add more than USD 90 million of contracted EBITDA to our backlog from new charters announced year-to-date and in rapid succession demonstrates the significant value of our commercial platform. These long-term cashflows provide us with excellent forward visibility and further enhance our ability to optimize our capital structure and pursue a lower cost of debt,” Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, added.Global Ship Lease owns 38 containerships ranging in size from 2,207 to 11,040 TEU, nine of which are fuel efficient new-design wide beam vessels, with a total capacity of 200,615 TEU. The fleet’s average age, weighted by TEU capacity, was 11.3 years as of March 31, 2019.last_img read more