Seattle youth denounce racist attacks

first_imgA huge Black Lives Matter march of around 2,000 people took place in Seattle on the evening of March 4. The youthful, multinational crowd overflowed the plaza at Seattle Community College.Some in the march carried signs saying “Justice for Ben Keita,” an 18-year-old Black Muslim student in Lake Stevens, Wash. His body was found hanging from a tree in the woods on Jan. 9. The medical examiner and the cops ruled it a suicide, but his parents are skeptical since Keita was upbeat and ambitious about going to college.The police investigation into Keita’s death has been very slow, and the medical examiner has now called the cause of his death to be undetermined. The state Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for a federal investigation into this apparent lynching, especially due to the rise of hate crimes permitted and enabled by the regime of U.S. President Donald Trump.The demonstration marched to the site of a youth jail, where a long street meeting was held. Black Lives Matter leaders denounced the $210 million plan to expand and remodel the jail, including the expansion of a massive new youth courthouse. The complex, which is right in the Black community, jails a disproportionately high percentage of people of color.Only days before, forces opposed to the youth jail were double-crossed by the liberal Seattle city administration. The city had promised opponents of the jail the right to appeal the construction permit, but that right was turned down in the permit hearing.The protesters also marched to the Umoja Peace Center in Central District, a Black community. Omari Tahir-Garrett, a longtime activist and resident of the Peace Center, had recently been jailed for a week and evicted from the property, where he has lived for many years.Tahir-Garrett spoke to the marchers from his front porch about the violence of his arrest and eviction, which was done illegally in the interests of new investors in the property. The Peace Center, which houses the homeless, has attracted interest as a center of opposition to the gentrification of the community over many years.The demonstration then marched one block further to Uncle Ike’s, a high-end, high volume, white-owned marijuana shop. Demonstration leaders pointed out that Uncle Ike’s flaunts its ability to peddle marijuana as the “face of capitalism” while huge numbers of Black people remain in prison for selling marijuana nearby before the drug was legalized.The demonstration remained in front of Uncle Ike’s until all the customers had left and the parking lot was empty.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sierra Madre Community Services Department Now Offering New Gymnastics Class for Youths

first_img Top of the News Make a comment The Sierra Madre Community Services Department is offering a new gymnastic class for youths! Charter Oak Gymnastics has been in business for over 30 years and teaches all levels of gymnastic classes. Classes in Sierra Madre are geared for beginners from ages 2 all the way up to 12 years of age. Pre-registration is required with classes beginning on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Registration is available online at or at the Community Services Office located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre.Parent and MeIn this class the student, with the aid of the parent will learn to develop their balance, coordination and motor skills. Low beam, small spring board, blocks, cones and landing mats are used as part of this class. Open to ages 2-3 years. Session is $39 per child.Session: June 19 – July 24 (5 class dates, does not meet on July 3)Time: 9:45-10:25amKiddieThis class challenges students to perform skills that require strength, balance and speed. The class utilizes a variety of gymnastic apparatuses to perform fun and coordinated movements. Open to ages 4-5 years. Session is $39 per child.Session: June 19 – July 24 (5 class dates, does not meet on July 3)Time: 10:30-11:10amBeginners (6-8 years)Various beginner levels skills are taught in this class. Bars, vault, tumbling and mini-trampoline apparatuses are used to aid in the training. Students learn roll, handstands, cartwheels, and swings on the equipment. Instructor focus on improving strength and flexibility. Session is $39 per child.Session: June 19 – July 24 (5 class dates, does not meet on July 3)Time: 5:00-5:40pmBeginners (9-12 years)Various beginner levels skills are taught in this class. Bars, vault, tumbling and mini-trampoline apparatuses are used to aid in the training. Students learn roll, handstands, cartwheels, and swings on the equipment. Instructor focus on improving strength and flexibility. Session is $39 per child.Session: June 19 – July 24 (5 class dates, does not meet on July 3)Time: 5:45-6:25pmFor information on any of these classes, please contact the Community Services Department at (626) 355-5278. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Neighborhood News Sierra Madre Community Services Department Now Offering New Gymnastics Class for Youths From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, June 10, 2013 | 5:45 pmcenter_img HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Colombian, Brazilian and U.S. Militaries Conduct PANAMAX Exercise with Partner Nations

first_imgBy Dialogo August 10, 2012 U.S. Army South along with armed and security forces from 17 nations are participating in the annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored PANAMAX exercise, which is taking place simultaneously in several parts of the United States and Panama, from August 6-17. This multinational exercise brings together sea, air and land forces in a joint and combined operation focused on defending the Panama Canal from attacks by a fictitious violent extremist organization as well as responding to natural disasters and pandemic outbreaks in various locations. More than 50 Colombian military personnel travelled to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, and are leading the land component portion of the exercise for the second year in a row. Army South led this portion every year prior to 2011. Brazilian military forces are leading the maritime component portion for the first time this year. In addition to the Brazil, Colombia, and the United States, hundreds of participants from Argentina, Belize, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Peru will take part in the exercise. The Panama Canal is considered one of the most strategic economical infrastructures in the world. It is critical to the free flow of trade worldwide and the region’s economic stability is largely dependent on the safe transport of several million tons of cargo through the canal each year.last_img read more

FA Cup quarter-final fixtures, dates, odds and TV schedule

first_imgFA Cup quarter-final fixtures, dates, odds and TV schedule Comment Phil HaighTuesday 19 Feb 2019 2:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Millwall are representing the Championship in the last eight (Picture: Getty Images)What TV channel will the games be on?The TV schedule is yet to be confirmed, although they will be shown on either BBC or BT Sport.The BBC had the rights to 16 matches this season while BT can show 30.More: FootballChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerWhat are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)4/5 Man City7/2 Man United10/1 Wolves11/1 Watford13/1 Brighton14/1 Crystal Palace50/1 Millwall125/1 SwanseaWhat is the prize money?Winners £3,600,000Runners-up £1,800,000Semi-Final losers £900,000Quarter-Final winners £720,000MORE: Didier Deschamps declares ‘Anthony Martial is back’ and aims dig at Jose Mourinho over formMORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer names Manchester United star he can’t afford to drop Manchester City have strolled into the quarter-finals (Picture: Getty Images)FA Cup quarter-final drawSwansea City v Manchester CityWatford v Crystal PalaceWolves v Manchester UnitedAdvertisementAdvertisementMillwall v BrightonWhen are the fixtures being played?The games will take place on the weekend of 16 March, although kick-off times are yet to be confirmed.center_img Manchester United surged into the last eight of the FA Cup (Picture: Getty Images)The 2018-19 FA Cup is down to the last eight teams with the quarter-final line-up set on Monday night.Manchester United beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to claim the last spot in the quarter-finals thanks to goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starThey join Manchester City in the last eight, but a number of the other big names in English football have already been eliminated.Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton have all been dumped out of the competition, leaving the Manchester sides and a number of underdogs.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Man United striker bid REJECTED, Liverpool, Chelsea and Terry latest – GOSSIP

first_imgHere are all the top transfer-related stories and football headlines in Wednesday’s newspapers…Manchester United have seen a £52million bid for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata REJECTED by Real Madrid, who have told the Red Devils to stump up £78m to sign the 24-year-old this summer. (The Sun)Real are hoping to replace Morata with Monaco’s teenage wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, with reports in Spain claiming Los Blancos have already bid £118million for the 18-year-old striker. (AS)Chelsea star Eden Hazard is also a target for the Spanish champions, with reports claiming they are hoping for a cut-price deal this summer due to the Belgian forward’s injury. (Daily Star)Blues legend John Terry will join Bournemouth after agreeing a £100,000-per-week salary with the south coast side. (The Sun)Liverpool are prepared to pay £52million for Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez. (Daily Express)Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are all fighting it out for Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has assured Anthony Martial he has a future at Old Trafford. (Various)Manchester City outcast Nolito has been pictured with Sevilla’s director of football amid rumours of an exit from the Etihad Stadium. (Daily Mirror)Barcelona are aiming to get a £45million deal for Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin done by the end of June. (The Independent)Southampton manager Claude Puel has been told he will lose his job at St Mary’s. (Daily Express)Here are the latest headlines and transfer stories:Chelsea and Manchester United target Romelu Lukaku reveals he knows his next move from EvertonLyon striker Alexandre Lacazette hints at Premier League move after describing it as ‘great league with interesting teams’Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri wants Pepe Reina to stay with Newcastle United interested in former Liverpool goalkeeperCrystal Palace in four-way transfer battle to sign Senegal striker Famara Diedhiou from AngersRomelu Lukaku UPDATE: Everton striker has ‘agreed terms’ to join new club and hints at Chelsea moveEverton join Chelsea and Manchester United in race to sign Lazio forward Keita Balde DiaoRoma bid for Arsenal and Tottenham target Jean-Michael Seri rejected by Nice – reportsManchester United and Real Madrid target Gianluigi Donnarumma urged by AC Milan to sort out contract before Under-21 EurosBayern Munich winger Douglas Costa wanted by Manchester City, Manchester United, Juventus and Paris Saint-GermainBorussia Dortmund poised to sign Tottenham transfer target Maximilian Philipp from Freiburglast_img read more