The Power of Writing, Gabby Rivera | MAKERS
The Power of Writing, Gabby Rivera | MAKERS
Like so many across this country, over the last year, men, women and families across the globe have witnessed the senseless loss of Black lives at the hands of those that were hired to protect "all people." It has become all to common for those that killed our Black brothers and sisters, to be held to a different standard of justice than the very lives they murdered. Over the last year, the cry that "Black Lives Matter," has echoed in communities across our globe, as the ugly face of racism has continued to fester and permeate across the nation. Today, as we heard the Derek Chauvin verdicts, we join our brothers and sisters across the country, to pause and recognize that for this moment, though it doesn’t bring life back to Mr. Floyd, true justice prevailed. The outcome of the George Floyd murder trial, is a step in the right direction, but let us not be complacent to think that there is not more work to be done. For as our nation continues to battle critical public health issues like HIV and COVID-19, we are also confronted daily with the reality of racism as a public health issue. So long as any Black life is taken at the hands of police brutality, acts of racism or violence, then there is more work towards the healing of this country and the true realization of "liberty and justice for all." #StandAgainstHate
Buster Posey had his first multihomer game in nearly five years, Alex Dickerson and Wilmer Flores connected during a six-run eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants muscled past the Philadelphia Phillies 10-7 Tuesday night. Tommy La Stella also homered for San Francisco, which got all of its run via the long ball. The Giants have 25 homers through 17 games, a surprising surge for a club that's finished in the bottom third of the league in homers in eight of the past 10 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS — Kyrie Irving capped a 32-point performance with a tough turnaround jumper, a driving layup through converging defenders and four free throws in the final minute, and the Brooklyn Nets held on for a 134-129 victory over the reeling New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Joe Harris also hit a pair of late free throws to cap his 24-point night for the Nets, who won despite being without both Kevin Durant and James Harden. Brooklyn coach Steve Nash twice commanded the Nets to foul Pelicans ball-handlers coming across halfcourt in the final seconds rather than allow New Orleans to set up potential game-tying 3-point shots. It ultimately worked. New Orleans still got one last chance to set up a 3 in the final 4.8 seconds, but Irving's steal attempt caused Zion Williamson to lose the ball out of bounds along the sideline, dooming the Pelicans to a fourth straight loss. Williamson scored 33 points. Brandon Ingram added 27 points for the Pelicans, who fell four games behind Golden State and San Antonio for the final play-in spot in the Western Conference with 14 games left in the regular season. Landry Shamet had 18 points and eight assists for the Nets. Blake Griffin had 16 points and eight rebounds in a reserve role and Bruce Brown added 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Pelicans led by as many as 13 when Eric Bledsoe's 3 made it 21-8 in the middle of the opening period. The Nets cut it to 29-26 on Griffin's 3 by the time the quarter was over. New Orleans maintained a single-digit lead throughout most of the second quarter, but the Nets went into halftime down just 59-57 after Brown's 3. The Nets appeared to be taking control in the middle of the third quarter, when Harris hit a driving layup and two 3s to power a 16-2 run made 75-65. The Nets pushed their lead to 12 when Jeff Green's put-back made it 83-71. But Lonzo Ball scored seven quick points to ignite a 14-4 Pelicans spurt which cut it to 89-87 late in the third. Neither team led by more than seven points during tight forth quarter that once again saw the Pelicans falter in crunch time. TIP-INS Nets: Durant, who entered the game tied with Irving for Brooklyn's top scoring average at 27.3 points per game, missed his first full game since bruising his left thigh during the Nets' previous game at Miami. ... Griffin fouled out with 11.4 seconds to go when he purposely fouled Ingram to prevent the Pelicans from attempting a tying 3. ... Green had 15 points and nine assists. ... Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 10 points. ... Brooklyn outrebounded New Orleans 44-37. Pelicans: Ball and Naji Marshall each scored 15 points. ... Rookie Kira Lewis Jr. scored 11 points. ... The Pelicans missed nine of 24 free throws, with Marshall missing five of six. UP NEXT Nets: Visits the Raptors on Wednesday night. Pelicans: Visits Orlando on Thursday. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Brett Martel, The Associated Press
"Did I strike a nerve?" the Florida Democrat, who's a former police officer, shouted at her Republican colleague.
A South Korean court on Wednesday rejected a claim by South Korean sexual slavery victims and their relatives who sought compensation from the Japanese government over their wartime sufferings. Activists representing sexual slavery victims denounced the decision and said the Seoul Central District Court was ignoring their struggles to restore the women's honor and dignity. The court ruled that the Japanese government should be exempt from civil jurisdiction under the principles of international law, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.
Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans) with a dunk vs the Brooklyn Nets, 04/20/2021
Oil prices fell for a second day on Wednesday on concerns that soaring COVID-19 cases in India will drive down fuel demand in the world's third biggest oil importer. Brent crude futures for June fell 52 cents, or 0.8%, to $66.05 a barrel at 0157 GMT, after dropping 48 cents on Tuesday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures for June fell 56 cents, or 0.9%, to $62.11 a barrel.
Protesters marched across the Manhattan Bridge, in New York City, following the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd, on April 20.Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter on Tuesday afternoon at the Hennepin County Government Center.The New York City Police Department said the Manhattan Bridge was closed at certain points on Tuesday night due to demonstrations.Video shared on Twitter by @justericthomas shows protesters meeting police vehicles as they approach the Manhattan Bridge. Later in the video, protesters can be seen moving across the bridge holding a sign displaying bloody handprints and the phrase ‘abolish the NYPD’. Credit: @justericthomas via Storyful
Nowhere was reaction to verdict felt more intensely than in street where he was murdered, writes Andrew Buncombe
The body of the third person from a group of snowmobilers who went missing Saturday in northern Saskatchewan has been found. She was the last of the group to be found. RCMP said the three went missing after travelling across the ice from Grandmother's Bay to Stanley Mission on two snowmobiles. Conditions were poor due to spring weather and there was concern the machines had broken through the ice, police say. Snowmobile tracks were reported going into open water by Grandmother's Bay. The bodies of one woman and one man were found in the water on Monday. The body of the second woman was found in the water Tuesday afternoon. According to a Facebook post from Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson, search crews used remote-operated vehicles, underwater cameras and boats to search for the bodies and recover them. The first woman to be found dead has not been identified by police. The other two people have been identified as a 26-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman.
CSX earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2021.
Yasuo Takeuchi remembers the horror he felt in 2017 when, as chief financial officer of Japan's Olympus Corp, he was told an activist investor had taken a stake in the company: the barbarians were at the gate. But as he listened to proposals from ValueAct Capital, Takeuchi began to see the San Francisco-based fund as a potential catalyst for change at Olympus, which was still reeling from an accounting scandal and, he believed, remained too domestic in its outlook.
BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run home run to back Eduardo Rodríguez in his first start at Fenway Park since 2019, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Tuesday night. Rodríguez (3-0), who missed last season due to COVID-19 complications, allowed two runs on three hits over six innings and struck out six for AL East-leading Boston. Matt Andriese, Adam Ottavino and Matt Barnes each worked a scoreless inning in relief. Barnes earned his third save. Rodríguez was pulled after allowing his second homer of the day, a towering leadoff shot by Randal Grichuk leading off the seventh. Bo Bichette also homered for the Blue Jays, who have lost three straight. Toronto ace Hyun Jin Ryu (1-2) lasted five innings, giving up eight hits, four runs and striking out two. Trailing 4-2 in the eighth, the Blue Jays had a runner on third with two outs, but Bichette struck out. Rodríguez received a warm greeting from the pandemic-limited Fenway crowd of 4,728. It was a small consolation prize for the left-hander, who missed out on scheduled opening day starts each of the past two seasons. He still appeared to feed off the home fans' energy, hurling a 95 mph fastball to strike out Bichette looking in the first inning. Rodríguez cruised through his first three innings, allowing only a walk. In the fourth, Bichette jumped on a first-pitch cutter and drove it over the Green Monster to put the Blue Jays in front 1-0. Christian Arroyo and J.D. Martinez singled ahead of Bogaerts' blast to left-centre in the bottom of the inning. Marwin Gonzalez doubled later in the fourth and Bobby Dalbec drove him in with a triple. TRAINER’S ROOM Blue Jays: Cavan Biggio started in right field after missing two games a hand issue. ... Toronto placed right-hander T.J. Zeuch on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder tendinitis. Infielder Santiago Espinal was recalled from the club’s alternate training site and started at third base. Red Sox: Left-hander Chris Sale will report to the team’s spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida, on Sunday to continue his rehabilitation following Tommy John surgery in March of 2020. “It’s just a matter of time of when he gets on the mound. We’ll go from there,” manager Alex Cora said. DELAYED ARRIVAL Cora was delayed getting to the ballpark, saying before the game that he had issues with his COVID-19 test results. “Some testing didn’t go the way it should have gone,” Cora said, adding that he was tested multiple times. Cora is scheduled to receive his second dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. UP NEXT Blue Jays: Montoyo hasn’t settled on a starter, but said his options include left-hander Tommy Milone (0-0, 3.24 ERA), left-hander Anthony Kay (0-1, 10.80) or an opener. Red Sox: Right-hander Garrett Richards (0-1, 6.00) will make his fourth start of the season. He has posted a 1.80 ERA and .179 opponent batting average in his past two starts. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Kyle Hightower, The Associated Press
The state government has issued directives for workplaces on Tuesday.
Blake Griffin (Brooklyn Nets) with a dunk vs the New Orleans Pelicans, 04/20/2021
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (Brooklyn Nets) with an assist vs the New Orleans Pelicans, 04/20/2021
Americans took to the streets to celebrate after the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.
Naji Marshall (New Orleans Pelicans) with an and one vs the Brooklyn Nets, 04/20/2021
Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans) with a buzzer beater vs the Brooklyn Nets, 04/20/2021
Kira Lewis Jr. (New Orleans Pelicans) with a 2-pointer vs the Brooklyn Nets, 04/20/2021