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Violence breaks out after nightfall in D.C. as MAGA marchers bring thug tactics to the capital

first_img– Advertisement – According to the Washington Post, some 20 people were arrested, including four people on gun charges. At least one person who was stabbed was hospitalized in serious condition.Trump himself made clear on Twitter his view of the violence:ANTIFA SCUM ran for the hills today when they tried attacking the people at the Trump Rally, because those people aggressively fought back. Antifa waited until tonight, when 99% were gone, to attack innocent #MAGA People. DC Police, get going — do your job and don’t hold back!!!Trump’s narrative—and that of Trump supporters both online and at the rally—reflected the right’s long-running attempt to deflect and excuse its own violence by claiming that “the violent left” is responsible for inciting it all. It’s a profoundly eliminationist narrative, and that tendency was omnipresent throughout the “Million MAGA March,” with threats to kill or deport all their political opponents a common refrain, as well as the reflexive dehumanization of their foes as verminous threats—with Trump’s description of antifascists as “scum” leading the parade.- Advertisement – Some of the assaults broke out in the middle of intersections where protesters sometimes gathered. At other times, gangs of pro-Trump rallygoers could be seen chasing individual protesters, such as this woman, down and beating them. Proud Boys also knocked out a Black woman and left her laid out in the street.One of the people stabbed amid the melees was journalist Talia Jane, who said someone came up behind her and stabbed her in the ear. Jane was also punched by a man who simply came up to her and knocked her down. She had her wound bandaged, and continued working throughout the night.Other journalists experienced constant harassment from the rallygoers. MSNBC reporter Ellison Barber, at one point, was chased and followed by shouting MAGA fans: “The crowd here is chanting ‘fake news, fake news,’” Barber told her audience. “Not fans of ours, as you can tell. Which that’s fine as long as they give us a little space.”“It’s hostile here, at least for us,” she continued. “They’re following us and chasing us as we walk further back.”And while the right loves to portray antifascists as vandals who damaged property during protests, there was no shortage of that behavior from the pro-Trump crowd on Saturday.During the day, umasked MAGA fans could be seen tearing down signs on a Black Lives Matter memorial project affixed to the White House border wall—and appeared to have the protection of Metro Police in doing so.During the evening, a crowd of pro-Trump rallygoers were filmed tearing down six large Black Lives Matter signs on the front of the Laborers International Union of North America building, near McPherson Square, as police stood by and watched. They also stomped on and destroyed other BLM signs that they found.The eliminationist rhetoric reached a fever pitch on the Proud Boys’ social-media channels that mirrored their words and actions on the street. Proud Boys national chairman Enrique Tarrio posted an overt threat on Parler: “DC antifa ends tonight,” he wrote.At the @ProudBoysUncensored account, the mask came off altogether, as they extolled a violent neo-Nazi fantasy:This is just the beginning. Anti fascist Marxists will no longer hold this nation hostage.Anti fascists will no longer be safe while they’re terrorizing cities.The pendulum is swinging back and the day of the rope is coming for every single violent marxist in this nation.The “day of the rope” is a reference to white supremacists’ long-hoped-for racial war, the blueprint for which remains The Turner Diaries, a neo-Nazi “novel” that depicts, among other things, a day in which an angry society rises up and lynches all American “race traitors” from lampposts in a single day. Similar sentiments could be heard from the mouths of MAGA fans throughout the day Saturday.“It was not a Million MAGA on the streets of DC today, but it would be catastrophic to not take what happened today seriously,” commented researcher Devin Burghart of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, who was present for the events. “This is a beginning, not the end. We’re witnessing the initial coalescing of a wide range of far-right forces into mass opposition.” This is a well-established pattern, one we have seen evolving and being perfected by the radical right since early 2017—primarily in liberal urban centers such as Portland, Oregon; Seattle; and the Bay Area. The politics of violent confrontation this strategy manifests may have reached a kind of dark fruition on Saturday, with a large helping hand from Trump himself, who tweeted out encouragement to the same thugs he had told on national television to “stand down and stand by.”WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 14: Members of Antifa and Proud Boys clash in the middle of the street following the "Million MAGA March" on November 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Various pro-Trump groups gathered in DC today for the "Million MAGA March" to protest the results of the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)Another MAGA fan in downtown D.C. Saturday.The violence was not pronounced during the daytime at the event, despite some fighting that broke out between anti-Trump protesters and rally participants. However, after most of the rally—estimated to have numbered in the tens of thousands—had cleared away by evening, large clusters of Proud Boys and other violent pro-Trump brawlers took to the streets of downtown Washington and began engaging in a variety of forms of violence: punching, shoving, kicking, and stabbing protesters, even as Metro Police devoted most of their energy to restraining the anti-Trump bloc.- Advertisement – Trump bolstered this narrative by retweeting a video posted by right-wing pseudo-journalist Andy Ngo, showing a Trump supporter being knocked out from behind by an antifascist protester. “Human Radical Left garbage did this,” Trump wrote. “Being arrested now!”In reality, Ngo’s video was simply another of his selectively edited hit jobs designed to demonize antifascists. A full video of the incident clearly shows that the man initiated the violence by punching and shoving a protester who had been using a bullhorn, then brawling with a number of other protesters, before he was finally given a knockout sucker punch.WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 14: Members of the Proud Boys clash with Black Lives Matter protesters during a protest following the “Million MAGA March†from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court, on November 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gathered to protest the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)A policeman intervenes as two MAGA fans brawl with anti-Trump protesters.The reality on the streets bore little resemblance to Trump’s narrative. Throughout the evening, Proud Boys and other pro-Trump brawlers could be seen deliberately attacking anyone who dared protest them. Eventually police would intervene, but they invariably directed their attention to the protesters, turning their backs on the Proud Boys, and seeming to protect them.- Advertisement –last_img read more

LALIGA Reaches Half-Way Mark

first_img  As Winter Champions Barcelona and Top Strikers Hit FormAlready confirmed as LaLiga’s ‘winter champions’ as the season reaches its half-way stage this weekend, Barcelona will look to stay ahead of a chasing pack which includes many of the league’s most in-form strikers.Wissam Ben Yedder – Sevilla FC.JPEGBarça host Eibar early on Sunday evening at the Camp Nou in a fixture which promises excitement, with the Catalans having won in each of the last four seasons with Lionel Messi getting four goals in last season’s fixture, but Eibar have often put up a fight and scared their opponents along the way.Second-placed Atletico de Madrid take on Levante at the Wanda Metropolitano in Sunday’s early game. Rojiblanco striker Antoine Griezmann has returned from the winter break looking particularly sharp, but the free-scoring visitors having worried Diego Simeone’s side home and away in recent seasons. Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona Sunday afternoon also sees a clash of two of LaLiga’s historic big sides with Athletic Club looking to continue a recent peak in form which has seen centre-forward Inaki Williams back on the scoresheet, although visitors Sevilla will be aiming to keep up a title challenge fuelled by forward Wissam Ben Yedder’s goal streak.Sunday’s late game promises to be dramatic as Real Madrid visit a dangerous but inconsistent Real Betis team who are capable of rolling over anybody on their day. But even though injury-hit, Real Madrid will be up for the fight, especially with Sergio Ramos and Dani Ceballos returning to their home city.The matchday action begins Friday evening in the Spanish capital, as Rayo Vallecano look for a third straight LaLiga victory to continue their climb up the table, against a RC Celta side who are still looking to kickstart their 2019.Iñaki Williams – Athletic ClubSaturday’s early game is also vital in the relegation battle, with 17th placed Leganes trusting in their impressive home form so far this season as they host bottom team Huesca, who will have been boosted by their long-awaited victory over Real Betis last time out.Valencia then host Real Valladolid, with Los Che looking for a third home win in four games at their Mestalla stadium, but Valladolid having surprised many with their clever tactical away performances so far this term.Alaves can confirm their fourth position at the half-way stage if they get the three points at Girona early Saturday evening, although the Catalans will be keen for a victory after three straight draws in front of their own fans at Montilivi.Saturday’s late game sees recently installed Villarreal coach Luis Garcia Plaza — who has drawn all three of his LaLiga Santander matches in the job charge so far — welcome his former club Getafe to the Estadio de la Ceramica.The final game of weekend comes Monday evening, when Real Sociedad’s new coach Imanol Alguacil’s team will aim to build on their fine victory at Madrid last weekend at home to an Espanyol side who also returned to form with a win in their first game of 2019.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse rallies to win final two sets and defeat Clemson 3-2

first_img Published on September 29, 2019 at 8:03 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ After dropping the Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Georgia Tech, Syracuse (4-5, 1-1 ACC) bounced back with a dramatic five-set victory over Clemson. Sophomore Polina Shemanova led the way with 24 kills and 20 digs.The Orange were sharp in early portions of the first set. A pair of Clemson attack errors and kills from junior Yuliia Yastrub and freshmen Marina Markova put Syracuse up 6-1. Sloppy play from the outside hitters caused several attacking errors and kept Clemson close in the set.Two crucial kills from Shemanova sealed a first set win with a 25-20 score line. In the second set, Clemson’s star outside hitter Kaylin Korte took over. The redshirt junior’s four kills, combined with Syracuse attacking errors, put the Orange in a hole they couldn’t climb out of in the second set. Clemson secured the second set with a Markova attacking error.The third set was closer, but Clemson was able to win it with more great play from their outside hitters. Korte recorded another five kills in the third set, but Syracuse stayed close, even grabbing a 23-21 lead at one point. Back-to-back Clemson kills would tie the score, and though the Orange regained the lead at one point, the Tigers finished off the third set with three straight points, putting Syracuse on the brink of back-to-back losses.The Orange stayed alive with a dominant fourth set. They raced out to a 18-11 lead, as Ella Saada’s two key kills pushed the lead to seven. A kill from Shemanova, and another Clemson attacking error set up a match-deciding fifth set.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe final set was tight throughout. Syracuse took a 15-14 lead late, needing one more point to win the match. But a sloppy service error from Shemanova after a timeout kept Clemson alive. Markova would come through with a vital kill, then a Clemson attacking error gave Syracuse the win.Following the win in Clemson, The Orange return to Syracuse to play their first home game of the season on Friday against Wake Forest in the Women’s Building. Commentslast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, March 11, 2015•1:51 p.m. Casey E. Stegner, 55, Mulvane, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 53 mph in a 40 mph zone.•2:09 p.m. Linda K. Dixon, 64, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 53 mph in a 40 mph zone.•5:15 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 100 block S. U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Vernon A. Hill, 42, Gainesville, Mo. and Andrew N. Oldridge, 43, Wellington.•5:15 p.m. Vernon A. Hill, 42, Gaines, Mo was issued a notice to appear for improper lane change.•5:27 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a dog in the 1500 block N. Park, Wellington.•8:43 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license plate in the 600 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.last_img read more

Ignore Mayweather-Nurmagomedov talk says UFC boss: report

first_imgNurmagomedov told Mayweather adviser Leonard Ellerbe in an online video that “We have to fight” while Mayweather told TMZ earlier this week his team can “make it happen.”The Russian’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, told ESPN his fighter would “respect the contract” with UFC but added, “we’re open if Floyd wants to box Khabib.”“You have a guy who is 50-0, a guy who is 27-0 — both have never tasted defeat. Khabib brings 2.5 billion Muslims around the world, some of the richest countries in the world, and they’re behind him. Floyd Mayweather is a megastar. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. If the two forces clash, that’s a real fight.”The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended Nurmagomedov temporarily for his post-fight actions after being McGregor, climbing out of the octagon and fighting members of the Irishman’s entourage. A disciplinary ban into next year is possible.Share on: WhatsApp Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Floyd Mayweather has not contacted UFC about a boxing match with Khabib Nurmagomedov despite both sides hyping the prospect, UFC president Dana White told ESPN in a website posting Friday.“Don’t pay attention to it,” White said. “The Mayweather team has not approached us at all. Khabib is under contract with the UFC. We haven’t talked to anybody from the Mayweather team. Floyd is very good at getting his name back out there when he’s ready.”Russia’s Nurmagomedov, 30, defended his UFC lightweight crown with a submission victory over Ireland’s Conor McGregor two weeks ago in the top-selling UFC fight ever, improving his record to 27-0.American Mayweather, 41, came out of retirement last year to box McGregor and stopped him in the 10th round in Las Vegas to raise his career record to 50-0.last_img read more

College recruiting: Next promise could be paycheck

first_imgEd O’Bannon, a former UCLA basketball player, is the driving force behind a landmark antitrust suit filed against the NCAA. (Isaac Brekken/AP Photo/File)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – They come calling with promises of a good education, a chance to play on television and some of the best facilities that money can buy.There may come a time, though, when recruiters chasing the best high school football and basketball players offer something else: a nice paycheck to take with them as a parting gift when their college days are over.Football players could get several hundred thousand dollars. Basketball players would do even better, perhaps becoming millionaires even if they never play a day in the NBA. Under some scenarios they could take the payments in lieu of what they would have gotten for tuition and room and board. They would be college employees of a sort, able to take classes if they wish or simply play sports.And the NCAA might still be able to take the high road and continue to run big-time college sports as “amateur” programs.“There’s nothing inherent in the word amateurism that says increasing substantially the amount paid athletes would violate the principle of amateurism,” said Stanford economics professor Roger Noll, who testified on behalf of the plaintiffs. “There’s no reason to believe that.”It’s all theoretical, of course, based on models that may never come into play. But just what the future of big-time college athletics may look like if the NCAA loses a landmark antitrust suit is beginning to come into focus as attorneys representing former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon and others press their case in a federal court trial.In this April 6, 2014, file phot, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)No one expects the current system run by the NCAA to be completely blown up. But at a time when billions of dollars are flowing into college sports there is little dispute that players will get a bigger chunk of the pie.That may come as soon as next year when the five major conferences move to separate themselves from football programs that aren’t nearly as profitable and give athletes more money and greater benefits. Among the proposals is more money to cover the full cost of attending school and better medical and travel benefits.Whether the extra money will amount to covering laundry expenses and date nights or comes to a much larger payment may depend on how successful O’Bannon’s attorneys are in winning a ruling that the NCAA is acting illegally by not allowing players to profit off the use of their names, images and likenesses in television broadcasts and video games.If the plaintiffs win, lawyers have hinted in broad terms how they see college sports changing. The NCAA would still run athletics, but Division I basketball and Bowl Subdivision football players would be allowed to band together to seek payment for the use of their names and images in television broadcasts and video games. Those payments would go into a trust fund, with players getting equal shares when they leave school.University of San Francisco economics professor Daniel Rascher testified that using something akin to the professional model — where players get something close to the 55 percent of broadcast revenues NFL players currently receive — a football player at Vanderbilt might get $325,000 over a five-year period because of the lucrative television contracts in the Southeastern Conference.A basketball player at a Pac-12 school like Oregon, he said, would do even better, perhaps walking away with more than $1 million by the time his career is over because there are fewer teammates with whom to split the money.If players are allowed to be paid — even if that money is put in a trust to be given out only when they leave school — coaches and other recruiters would surely begin emphasizing how much an athlete might look forward to at the end of his college career. The money would be doled out to each player equally, but that doesn’t mean every school would offer the same amount.Some smaller conferences may refuse to offer anything at all, believing the concept of amateurism is too important to lose. But at the top levels of college sports it’s hard to imagine schools not joining in and risking the loss of the best recruits.“It would pain me greatly as a university president and I would try to protest that but we would probably continue to compete in football and basketball,” University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides testified. “I think our fans and board of trustees would probably replace me if I decided to drop out of that type of competition.”NCAA attorneys have suggested paying athletes would lead to a competitive imbalance, where the richer schools got all the best athletes. But Rascher said big and smaller schools rarely compete for the same athletes now and, when they do, the big schools almost always win.Former Vanderbilt linebacker Chase Garnham testified that he would have been interested in the money had he had a choice. Garnham said it would only be natural for an athlete to go where the money is if everything else was comparable.“If I was a recruit, that’s what I would do, yes,” Garnham said.last_img read more

Monk praises Fulham but predicts Middlesbrough will be hard to stop

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesMiddlesbrough boss Garry Monk said his side are still to find their top level of performance – but predicted few teams would be able to live with them when they do.Boro were installed as one of the pre-season favourites for promotion following a squad overhaul that left them with a strikeforce of Britt Assombalonga, Patrick Bamford, Martin Braithwaite, Rudy Gestede and Ashley Fletcher.But it took a defender, Cyrus Christie, to snatch a late equaliser at Fulham in a 1-1 draw that leaves Monk’s team fifth in the Championship – five points behind his former side Leeds.“I don’t think we’ve hit our full stride yet,” Monk said.“But I think that’s coming. When it fully clicks, and we hit that top gear, there won’t be many sides that can stop us. That’s the attitude we have to have.“It’s still early days and we’re trying to find that consistency.”Monk praised Fulham and said he believed a draw between the two teams was a fair result, after a game that was full of chances but was goalless until the 86th minute.He said: “Last season they were, for me, one of the best sides in the league and I don’t think anything different this season.“I’m disappointed with their goal, when it came and how it came. We’d defended those situations pretty well all afternoon.“But the character in the team is undeniable. If anything, after the equaliser, we were in the ascendency and tried to push for the winner.“I think a point was the fair result for both teams.”See also:Fulham’s Ayite suffers another hamstring injuryFulham denied victory by late Middlesbrough goallast_img read more

Clash of the Khans

first_imgUtter chaos is bound to reign if there are two separate events involving Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan respectively at the same time, in the same city and on the same day. This is precisely what happened on Sunday when Salman came out to release the first look of his upcoming film Kick and Shah Rukh celebrated Fathers’ Day in an event with a group of kids in Mumbai. Fans and the media were confused as to which event they should attend because both of them took place at the same time.Jacqueline and Salman Khan pose for the shutterbugs.The first look of the Sajid Nadiadwala- directed Kick, slated for release this Eid, brought together the film’s cast. Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui joined Salman at the event.Kick is a remake of a Telugu film of the same name.The action thriller was partially shot in Poland and will have Salman in a new bearded look.Salman, whose last release Jai Ho performed far below expectations at the box- office, seems to be in a mood to go all- out to ensure the success of Kick . At the event, he jovially danced to the music of his films along with Jacqueline.For Nawazuddin, this is his first outing in a major role in a big- budget film. The arty actor was enjoying the attention coming his way.Other guests present on the stage included composer Himesh Reshammiya and UTV honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur.Salman’s character in the film will be called Devil, which obviously attracted the audience attention. ” My character is mischievous and naughty and that’s why it is called Devil,” said Salman.advertisementShah Rukh Khan shook a leg with kids.Around the same time, Shah Rukh was dancing with little kids to celebrate Fathers’ Day at a glittering event organised by Smile Foundation. Sporting a blue bandana, Shah Rukh taught the moves of his popular Lungi dance to the young ones, who came up on stage to dance with him.Both Salman and SRK avoided queries on the Preity Zinta- Ness Wadia controversy when the media quizzed them. ” You are asking the wrong person. Only you ( media) are interested in knowing about this issue,” said Salman. Shah Rukh on the other hand called it a ” personal issue”, and maintained a distance.” It is a personal issue that has been brought up and I assume it will be dealt legally. As a friend of her, I will talk to her,” said Shah Rukh.last_img read more

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Petroleum analyst optimistic for the price of oil after government moves

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – The markets are now open and we will soon see if the Alberta government’s actions to cut oil production in the province will help with the price of oil.On Sunday, Rachel Notley announced an 8.7 per cent cutback on production across the province.Dan McTeague is a petroleum analyst.He believes whether or not the government made this move, there would be job losses.“For many companies, this may not be the outcome that they wanted, but spreading around the pain seems to be the only thing you could do with an environment where doing nothing would only lead to further catastrophe.”While this was certainly not the government’s first choice of action, McTeague believes it is the right course of action.“I think jobs would be affected either way,” he said. “We have to look at the absolute carnage in jobs that have taken place up to now. I think it’s short-term pain for long-term gain.”He notes the short term success on the markets will also be heavily impacted by some global moves.He sees the thawing of the trade war between the U.S. and China as a major factor.“There is also a likelihood that OPEC will cut back dramatically on production along with Russia.”last_img read more