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Georgia Loses Receiver Michael Bennett For Season

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Georgia, which has had one of the most potent offenses in the county, was devastated to learn that leading wide receiver Michael Bennett has been shelved for the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee during Tuesday’s practice.Bennett leads the No. 5 Bulldogs with 24 catches for 345 yards and four touchdowns. The sophomore from Alpharetta, Ga., just north of Atlanta, will undergo reconstructive knee surgery at an undetermined date, Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson said Wednesday in a university news release.This injury came a short time after Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said this about his team’s lack of major injuries to this point in the season:“We have been very healthy. We have been blessed without question. Going into the season, we were pretty healthy. Now we are probably healthier at game six than we were when we started the season. So that is a good thing.”Not so anymore. Losing Bennett is a blow that could significantly impact Georgia. He was a reliable receiver that quarterback Aaron Murray relied on it tight situations. Bennett played in the slot and out wide and was able to find the seems in the defense with relative ease.Bennett — seventh in the SEC with 69 receiving yards per game — plays one of the Bulldogs’ deeper positions, though. Marlon Brwon and Tavarres King also are also having strong seasons. Brown (17 catches, 272 yards) is eighth in the SEC with an average of 68 receiving yards per game and King (16-307, 61.4 ypg) is 10th.Malcolm Mitchell, a two-way standout, will play solely on offenses in Saturday’s big game against South Carolina, Richt said.“He’s primarily an offensive player, and he’s in a state of readiness on defense,” Richt said.Without Bennett out, Mitchell’s role likely will increase. read more

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Kevin Ware Cleared to Travel With Cardinals to Atlanta

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Louisville guard Kevin Ware, who sustained compound fractures to his right tibia in the first half of Sunday’s 85-63 victory over Duke, has been cleared to travel with the Cardinals to his hometown Atlanta for Saturday’s Final Four game against Wichita State.Ware, who underwent surgery immediately after sustaining the gruesome injury, gave his first on-camera interview Wednesday morning with ESPN.“A lot of the guys are still trying to get over the fact of me being out, not being able to play,” Ware said. “But I told them, ‘You all are going to be hearing the same out of me.’”The sophomore guard said that his injury was a freak accident, occurring after he contested a jump shot and did not see where he was landing.There was some speculation that Ware may have had a prior stress fracture or shin problems that caused the injury of such magnitude, but he said he did not.“I just want to win at this point,” Ware told ESPN’s Rece Davis. “That would mean so much more to me than anything.”Defeating the Shockers and winning a national championship would be even more  rewarding for Ware, as he would be in his hometown of Atlanta. Ware played high school basketball at Rockdale County High School, just outside the city, before moving to New York to finish his high school basketball career in the Bronx.Ware returned to campus on Tuesday after he was released from an Indianapolis hospital. He will use crutches for the next eight to 12 weeks before he can start rehabilitation, which will take at least a year.“The most important thing to me is he’s going to be fine again some day. He’s going to play basketball,” Cardinals coach Rick Pitino told ESPN Wednesday. “As long as I know that, everything going to be fine.”Ware said he has no intentions of  ever watching the replay of how he broke his leg, because the injury is now in the past. He acknowledged that if he were to see the replay, it would affect his mental state.But he said if the Cardinals win the national championship, he would not hesitate to help his teammates and coaches cut down the nets. read more

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Jamaicas Vice Chancellor calls for Reparation Payment to descendants of slaves

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 12, 2017 – Kingston – Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, has renewed the call for reparations valuing £76 billion be paid to the descendants of enslaved people of the Caribbean by former European slave-trading nation, Britain.“The £20 million that they paid to the slave owners should have been paid to the enslaved.  We have to make a claim to that money.   We have an entitlement to that £20 million that was paid in 1834 (which) today values £76 billion,” he said.Professor Beckles made the call while speaking on the topic ‘Faked Emancipation, Insincere Independence, Reparatory Justice: A 21st Century Paradigm for Economic Growth’ at a symposium held at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, University of the West Indies, on October 11.The Professor, who is also Chair of the CARICOM Reparation Commission, further suggested that the Caribbean’s bilateral debt should be offset against the £76 billion.   He argued that the entire Caribbean domestic debt should be capitalised and turned into a grant for social investment in democracy development.“In other words, the British left us to clean up the mess.   When Jamaica became independent, 70 per cent of the Jamaican people could not read or write.   They became independent and yet three quarters of them could not read or write and the British said go and develop,” he said.Professor Beckles informed that this resulted in massive illiteracy, little or no infrastructure, among other things.“The result is that the Government of Jamaica, like other governments, had to spend millions and billions of dollars to build schools and health systems and that is one of the social democracies that have to be repaid,” he said.Furthermore, Professor Beckles is calling for the creation of a Caribbean Sustainability Fund.   “We need a fund, a Marshall Plan to help to clean up this mess that we inherited, that we have been trying to clean up; but we cannot do it by ourselves, because we did not create it, and despite our best efforts, it is overwhelming us,” he said.“Britain needs to be brought to the table to discuss the process of reparation, and if we can take this conversation to the higher level and make these demands… then these should become the basis of a summit,” he said.Meanwhile, Director, Centre for Reparation Research, Professor Verene Shepherd, in a message said the discussions are anchored within the context of history, human rights, the right to development, ethical and moral obligation, legal justification and political responsibility in the postcolonial age, looking at government responses to reparation and comparing different national/transnational political contexts.Release: JISPhoto credit: Times Higher Education Related Items:last_img read more

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Pochettino refuses to rule out Madrid speculation

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first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has not ruled out a switch to Real Madrid with his latest outburst in his press conference ahead of the encounter with WolvesPochettino used a relationship analogy to describe the speculation surrounding his future with Spurs according to Caughtoffside.“It is like being with your girlfriend or wife. We are so handsome walking down Regent Street holding hands and she is so proud about you because another woman is looking at you.“Your wife, rather than be worried, is happy to be with you, in love with you. If no-one looks at you, your wife says maybe she is better with another guy.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“For me, I feel proud the players care about you, but I repeat the responsibility is wanting to play for the glory of the club.”The Argentine seems to have focused his entire press conference on reiterating that Tottenham’s exciting plans for future are not dependent on him being at the helm.Pochettino at the end effectively deflected the chance to confirm or deny his future.last_img read more

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Milivojevic Draw at United will be a confidence boost

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first_imgCrystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic says their goalless draw at Old Trafford on Saturday will give them the belief to turn things around this season.Crystal Palace pulled off an incredible result at Old Trafford as they held United for 90 minutes and climb to 16th place in the table, and captain Milivojevic has urged his teammates to build on that result as they face Burnley, Brighton, West Ham and Leicester City in their upcoming games.“That point will give us more confidence for sure,” the midfielder told Sky Sports.“Now we have five or six games where we will not play against one of the top six teams. I hope to get some points in the next six, seven games, to take a lot of points.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I think we deserve the points we have dropped because we didn’t have luck, we missed a lot of chances.“I think in the next games we are going to start to win and I hope it starts on Saturday.”last_img read more

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OBITUARY Frederick J Lena 76

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Frederick J. Lena, age 76, of Wilmington, passed away March 7th, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Patricia A. (Carvalho) Lena of Wilmington, devoted father of Jean Reed & her husband Orrin of Candia, NH, the late Vincent Lena, Leonard Lena & his wife Suzanne of Manchester, NH, Kerry Oliveri & her husband Timothy of Billerica, Michael Lena of Wilmington, Jodie Walsh & Kevin Messier of Tewksbury, Anthony Carvalho and Rita Carvalho, loving “Grampy” of Jason, Carrissa, Anthony, Amber, Kayla, Nicholas, Megan, Madison, Alyssa, Sheri, Austin, Jack, Annmarie, Russell and Derek, great-grandfather of 6, cherished son of the late Leonard and Jennie (Perkins) Lena, dear brother of Richard Lena & his wife Fabiola of Tewksbury, Rita Richardson, William Lena both of Litchfield, NH and the late Ronnie Lena. Fred is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, for a funeral service on Wednesday, March 13th, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, March 12th, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.Frederick J. Lena(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Francis J. Zizis, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Morris “Moe” Anderson, 68In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Stephen J. Bowker, 58In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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Civil society BNP Jamaat have no strength to defeat AL Joy

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first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina’s son and ICT affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Photo: BSSPrime minister Sheikh Hasina’s information and communication technology affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Saturday said people reaped the benefits of development as they voted for ‘Boat’, election symbol of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL).“The people witnessed massive development after voting for boat. On the contrary, when the BNP comes to power, they destroy the country,” he told a discussion at a hotel in the capital.Suchinta Foundation organised the discussion titled ‘21 August: Present-Future of Bangladesh’s Politics’ with its chairperson Mohammad A Arafat in the chair.Freedom fighter and cultural personality Nasiruddin Yusuf Bachchu, professor at Dhaka University (DU) Mesbah Kamal, freedom fighter Rokeya Kabir, late president Zillur Rahman’s daughter Tania Rahman, and journalist Mozammel Babu addressed the discussion, among others.Joy said AL has reached to its present stage braving all kinds of conspiracies. Civil society members, BNP and Jamaat have no strength to defeat the united Awami League, he added.“We can feel the pangs of sufferings for losing family members. I vowed to come to politics and oust the BNP government after the 21 August monstrous attack,” the PM advisor said.The then prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia was involved in the 21 August monstrous grenade attack, Joy said, adding it took 14 years to complete the trail of the heinous attack.Mainul Hosein, a former adviser to the past caretaker government, Dr Kamal Hossain and others were masterminds behind the 1/11, he said, adding, “Mainul Hosein helped Tarique Rahman, mastermind of the 21 August grenade attack, to flee from the country”.1/11 is the popular term in the country for indicating the changeover took place in January 2007, when military-backed caretaker government assumed power.Now they are trying to make Tarique the prime minister bringing him back home, he added.The AL does not do politics of killings like the BNP, Joy said, adding a total of 24 AL leaders and activists were killed in the 21 August grenade attack when leaders like Ahsanullah Master and Shah AMS Kibria were also killed during the BNP regime.“If BNP could have remained in the state power for 10 years like AL, no AL leader could have remained alive,” he said.Replying to BNP leaders’ allegation of arresting their leaders and activists, Joy said legal actions will be taken against those who killed people through arson attacks in 2013-14.Criticising the so-called civil society members, Joy said those who are ashamed of raising voice against killers and terrorists, they actually are trying to save the killers and terrorists.Talking about the newly-formed Jatiya Oikya Front, he said the Jatiya Oikya Front is trying to rehabilitate the BNP.Referring to different trials completed under the AL government, Joy said AL has established rule of law. And Tarique Rahman will be brought to book after extradition, he added.AL does not fear those who are not capable of securing a single vote in the election, he said, adding that AL does not care for the threats of so-called civil society members.Addressing the discussion, Tania Rahman said the main target of the 21 August grenade attack was to make the AL, which led the country’s liberation war, leaders less.The speakers said the 21 August attack and the 15 August incident of killing father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with his family member were tied in a same string.The purposes of the incidents were to kill the country’s liberal democratic politics and make the country a militant state, they added.last_img read more

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Families Opting Out Of STAAR Find Alternative School

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first_imgLaura IsenseeTeacher Sam Brower leads a class at an alternative learning environment for students who are not taking the state standardized exams this week. Brower said that his lesson tries to teach about discrimination through a Dr. Seuss book.This week thousands of Texas students are taking state standardized exams, called the STAAR. But in Houston about 80 kids have signed up to do something totally different.Tuesday morning, a bunch of them were playing with a swing outside a community center in North Houston. Third grader Lucia Zuniga explained the game.“We’re playing with the rope and whoever catches it gets to swing on it,” she said.This is not what she normally does at school. “This school is a school for no testing,” Lucia said.It’s called the Opt Out Academy. It’s a temporary, alternative school this week that the advocacy group Community Voices for Public Education organized for students who boycott state exams. The group estimates that as many as 500 families in Greater Houston have opted their child out of at least one standardized exam this year.Lucia’s mom Julia Kramp signed her up because she believes high stakes tests hurt her daughter’s education.“It takes away from the time that she could be learning,” Kramp said. “So they spend a lot of time every year doing practice exams, learning how to take the STAAR, learning how to bubble in correctly.”At this alternative school, Lucia loves having lots of recess. And her mom likes the creative lessons. In the first one Lucia learns about discrimination through a Dr. Seuss book.Kramp and other parents hope their boycott changes the way tests are used in school.“For us it’s about kind of changing a system that’s in place,” said Sam Brower, a parent and also a teacher at the alternative academy. “Because it’s not just the week of STAAR tests, but it’s all the test prep and all the practice exams and the mock exams that take place leading up to the STAAR. And then this week there’s the added stress, there’s the added pressure.”Results factor into teacher evaluations and, in certain grades, they may determine if a child moves on to the next level.But this year the Houston Independent School District approved a new policy saying students won’t be punished for not taking the STAAR. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:35 X Sharelast_img read more

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Emoluments Hearing Hints At What May Be At Stake Trumps Tax Returns

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first_imgPaul J. Richards/AFP/Getty ImagesA lawsuit against President Trump alleges he is violating the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments clauses of the Constitution. Plaintiffs’ lawyer Deepak Gupta says Trump’s Washington hotel (above) is “an emoluments magnet.” Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty ImagesIf there’s one thing President Trump‘s critics want from him, and he refuses to give up, it’s his tax returns.The returns didn’t come up during Wednesday’s hearing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. But the hearing was the first step in a process that could loosen Trump’s grip on them.If the next step goes the plaintiffs’ way, the case could make the president’s tax returns surface.Trump is being sued by four plaintiffs who allege he is violating anti-corruption provisions in the Constitution, namely, its Foreign and Domestic Emoluments clauses.If Judge George Daniels says the plaintiffs have legal standing to proceed with the suit, they then can seek internal financial documents, including those tax returns.“We will be looking for detailed financial records, foreign and domestic transactions, in the president’s businesses,” plaintiffs’ lawyer Joseph Sellers told reporters after the hearing. “If the tax returns turn out to be relevant we may seek them.”Trump is the only president since 1977 to withhold his tax returns from voluntary disclosure. Unlike recent presidents, he has also refused to comply voluntarily with the federal conflict-of-interest law. Doing so would have forced him to separate himself from the Trump business empire.The lawsuit comes from three plaintiffs in the hotel and restaurant industry, and one watchdog group, called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.The Constitution’s clauses banning emoluments — that is, money and other favors — are meant to keep federal officials out of conflicts of interest.Plaintiffs’ lawyer Deepak Gupta told Daniels that Trump’s Washington hotel is “an emoluments magnet.” Its international business has been burgeoning, according to news reports.Justice Department lawyer Brett Shumate said the plaintiffs failed to show they have been injured by Trump hotels and restaurants, so they wouldn’t have legal standing.As the hearing wrapped up, Shumate opened a possible argument that presidents aren’t even covered by the Foreign Emoluments Clause. Sharelast_img read more

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