Dozens arrested at DACA protest at Trump Tower

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Dozens of protesters were arrested in front of Trump Tower in New York after Tuesday’s announcement that the Trump administration is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, five years after it was introduced.A total of 34 people have been arrested, according to the New York Police Department. No injuries to protesters or police officers have been reported, and the crowd has thinned since it started.If protesters were cooperative and turned over their personal information to police, including name, address and date of birth, they were given a special ticket and were not fingerprinted, officials said; those who refused to turn over their personal information were fingerprinted.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged DACA beneficiaries to be cautious about protesting.“Obviously if someone, now with this new information that we are getting out of Washington today, is a DACA recipient, I would urge them to be very careful about anything like civil disobedience. There are many other people who can undertake the civil disobedience. I wouldn’t advise the DACA recipients to do it. In this city, there has been an approach that it is mindful,” de Blasio said Tuesday.A number of the chants at Trump Tower on Tuesday directly called out DACA, with some protesters shouting “When DACA is under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!”Protesters also gathered in Washington, D.C. The demonstrations started as a rally outside the White House, then shortly after 11 a.m. protestors marched down 15th Street, then south on Pennsylvania Avenue. No arrests have been reported there.The demonstrations started shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this morning that DACA is being rescinded. The program protects young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation.Since the program’s initiation in 2012 by the Obama administration, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children have been granted protection under DACA.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Get a Sneak Peek of Moana at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

first_imgShare This!©DisneyAre you excited about the upcoming animated film, Moana? I certainly am, so I cannot wait to catch the newest sneak preview that’s all about Moana that will be presented at the end of One Man’s Dream in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. During the preview, which begins on November 5, Guests will be able to see an advance look of scenes from the film that shares the story of an adventurous teenager who goes out on a mission to save her people, encountering the demigod, Maui, along the way.The preview is also currently taking place at Disney California Adventure in the Bug’s Life Theater. That preview is being show in 3D and features special in-theater effects.Moana sails into theaters on November 23.last_img read more

Russian-Speaking Hackers are Using Email to Attack US Retailers and Others

first_imgInside the United States, the hacking group, called TA505, has focused its attacks on the retail and hospitality sectors—with an emphasis on large retailers, including a popular U.S.-based department store chain.Cyber attackers have found an inventive new way to rip off retailers and others, a digital security firm says. An investigation by researchers at security vendor CyberInt Technologies Ltd. say they have connected a single group of hackers, known as TA505, to a range of attacks against retailers and financial institutions around the world. The hackers conduct their attacks by using legitimate remote-access software and innocent-looking files attached to “spear-phishing” emails… Digital Commerce 360 Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Nedved: Juve ‘ready’ for another CR7

first_imgPavel Nedved says Juventus are “ready to seize every opportunity” that comes their way, including one of Cristiano Ronaldo proportions. Juve held their annual shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday, where a plan to raise €300m through an increase in share capital was approved. When asked whether the Bianconeri could pull off another Ronaldo-esque deal, Nedved made it clear they would not shy away from one.  “We’re always ready to seize every opportunity,” the Vice-President told reporters. “We’ve talked about development and we want to develop on all fronts, above all the sporting one because it’s a leading part of the club. “And with this, I’ve think I said everything.” The Czech when then asked about whether Merih Demiral had broken any club rules with his politically-charged salute while playing for Turkey. “I’ve talked to the lad. We wanted to understand it further. It was a strong gesture but, for us, he didn’t violate our code of ethics. “Now we’re awaiting any decisions made by FIFA bodies.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Gov’t Allocates $30 Million to Alleviate Drought Conditions

first_img He was speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on Wednesday (July 11). The Government has allocated $30 million to truck water to several communities across the island that are experiencing shortages due to drought conditions. Story Highlights The Government has allocated $30 million to truck water to several communities across the island that are experiencing shortages due to drought conditions.Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said the measure forms the first phase of the Government’s response to the current dry spell affecting the parishes of St. Catherine, Clarendon, St. Elizabeth, St. Mary and Portland.He was speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on Wednesday (July 11).The Met Office has issued drought alerts for sections of St. Catherine, Clarendon, and St. Elizabeth and a drought watch for Portland.Mr. McKenzie said the money will be provided to the Municipal Corporations in the parishes.He said that the Government “has taken careful note of the situation not only in these parishes but across the island and will be moving to ensure the continuation of normal economic and residential life”.He noted that the forecast for the three-month period from July to September is for higher-than-normal temperatures with lower-than-normal levels of rainfall.He said that these conditions are not unique to Jamaica, “but are conditions that are affecting parts of the Americas, Canada and the United Kingdom,” he pointed out.Minister McKenzie said that additional measures will be adopted by the Government if the situation worsens over the coming weeks.“The Government is prepared to spend whatever we can to ensure that adequate water is provided not just for residential use but, also, we have to take into consideration parishes like Manchester and St. Elizabeth, which are critical to the economic growth of the country, in terms of being the parishes that are responsible for a significant portion of our food supplies,” he said.In the meanwhile, Mr. McKenzie said the Ministry has been constructing water shops in parishes that experience chronic water shortages.He noted, as well, that the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has been spending “a significant amount of money” to upgrade existing catchment systems to ensure that adequate water is provided to areas in need. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said the measure forms the first phase of the Government’s response to the current dry spell affecting the parishes of St. Catherine, Clarendon, St. Elizabeth, St. Mary and Portland.last_img read more

SM Line Eyes Nine More Ships

first_imgzoom South Korean shipping company SM Line is keeping busy with fleet expansion plans as it sets sights on adding nine more ships by the end of the year.The intentions were revealed to the local media by company executives, according to which, the new ships will be deployed on the new intra-Asian and trans-Pacific routes.Availing of the relatively low asset prices, the company plans to acquire five 8,500 TEU and four 5,000 TEU containerships by the end of this year, Ki Hun Kwon, president of SM Line, is quoted as saying at the meeting.As disclosed, the 8,500 TEU ships are intended for a new Pacific Northwest service, while their smaller counterparts would be deployed on a new US East Coast service, both set to launch in 2018.Separately, the company expects its revenue to reach USD 380 million this year, while in 2018 the revenue target of USD 800 should be achieved.The announced acquisitions, once completed, will push the company’s fleet to 26 vessels.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

The Pacers Are Bucking Every NBA Trend And Its Working

Celtics4754+7 Long-midrange attempts are 2-point jump shots from between 16 and 23 feet.Source: Basketball-Reference.com Grizzlies3521-14 Long-midrange attempts3-point attemptsFree throws Lakers3237+5 T-Wolves5047-3 Spurs5047-3 Projected season wins TeamPreseasonCurrentDiff. INDIANAPOLIS — Even before this season, a campaign in which they’ve pieced together the NBA’s best record, the Houston Rockets and their unusual goals on offense have been an object of fascination. For years, there’s been intrigue surrounding Houston’s desire to shatter records by taking threes whenever possible. More recently, the team’s historic ability to score 1-on-1 has garnered attention. The Pacers and Rockets have different philosophiesHow the Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets compare in key offensive metrics, 2018-17 season through March 21 Mavericks3026-4 Pelicans4347+4 Cavaliers5748-9 Clippers4644-2 Raptors4561+16 Bulls2627+1 Nets2926-3 Indiana Pacers119.3%2728.3%2522.7 Magic3726-11 Warriors6461-3 Rockets5766+9 Hawks2624-2 Indiana’s ahead of scheduleProjected win totals for NBA teams if they continue their current pace compared with FiveThirtyEight’s 2017-18 preseason win projections Blazers4250+8 Jazz46460 Houston Rockets304.4149.9230.7 76ers3949+10 Nuggets4843-5 Pistons3438+4 Thunder5548-7 Suns3121-10 Hornets4636-10 Knicks30300 Current pace for games through March 21 TeamRankShare of all shotsRankShare of all shotsRankper 100 FG attempts Kings2426+2 Heat4045+5 Wizards46460 Pacers3245+13 Bucks4542-3 Far less talked about are the Indiana Pacers, arguably the league’s most surprising team this season. At 41-31, Indiana is vying for home-court advantage in the playoffs and is only a shade behind the reigning three-time conference champion Cavaliers. More interesting is how the Pacers are doing it: They have become the Anti-Rockets.Indiana’s offensive approach is diametrically opposed to the league’s best team. The Rockets are notorious for avoiding midrange shots; the Pacers hover nearly just as far above the league average in how often they take long twos as the Rockets are beneath it. The median team shoots from the 16- to 23-foot range about 12 percent of the time; Houston takes 4.4 percent of its shots from that distance, while Indiana takes a whopping 19.3 percent of its shots from there.The contrasts in shot selection don’t end with midrange jumpers. Unlike the Rockets, who take a league-high 50 percent of their shots from 3-point range and get to the free-throw line at the second highest clip in the league, the Pacers rank among the NBA’s bottom six in both 3-point attempt rate and free-throw attempt rate.A fair amount of that seems to stem from coach Nate McMillan’s offensive philosophy,1Larry Bird’s hiring of McMillan was initially criticized by many because of his reputation as a coach who slowed things down — a trait that ran counter to Bird’s stated desire to play more up-tempo after parting ways with Frank Vogel. McMillan, who’s since sought to get the Pacers to play faster, has argued that the long-held perception of his coaching style was unfair, given the sorts of rosters he was working with. which encourages pulling the trigger quickly if a defender is allowing the solid jump-shooting team more than a few feet of space.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/midrange2.mp400:0000:0002:18Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“We talk about playing early, playing late,” McMillan told me. “If you have an open look or a rim attempt early (in the shot clock), take it. If you don’t, then make teams defend. But when we have open looks, we want to take them.” The Pacers have often done that, with the caveat being that, in today’s NBA, those midrange attempts are often ones the defense would like for Indiana to take.Indiana has launched 1,273 open and wide-open 2-point jumpers,2From 10 feet and farther. “Open” means no defender was within 4 feet at the time of the shot. “Wide open” means no defender was within 6 feet at the time of the shot. over 100 more than the next closest team, according to Second Spectrum and NBA Advanced Stats. And in keeping with McMillan’s wishes, the Pacers rank third with 205 open attempts from midrange in the first eight seconds of the shot clock.Simply put, the Pacers aren’t in the business of turning down open looks — even the ones thought to be the least efficient. Al Jefferson, a Pacers backup big man and former All-NBA center who’s been forced into action because of recent injuries to Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis, told me that his teammates have gotten frustrated with him at times for not always adhering to that shoot-it-if-you’re-open game plan.“They got on me in Philly because I turned down some open midrange shots. So I told them, ‘I guarantee you the next game, I’ll shoot it,’” Jefferson said after a loss to the East-leading Raptors. “Then tonight came and I turned down another open look and did a dribble handoff instead. And they all yelled at me: ‘Shoot the ball!’3Look carefully at the first clip, and you’ll notice a fan sitting in the third row (on the bottom left of the screen) standing up, gesturing to Jefferson that he should have taken the first open shot. Luckily for me, I shot the next one, and it went in.”Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/aljefferson.mp400:0000:0001:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“I guess that’s just the new NBA. I’m more old-school. But that’s the shot. You look at a lot of the bigs (on defense), and they back off when you set that pick. If the pop is open? That’s when my teammates will get mad at me if I don’t take it,” Jefferson said. “Even if you might miss it, take it. Because that’s what the defense is giving you.”It would be hard to say this approach hasn’t worked for Indiana, a team that was expected to struggle mightily on offense after trading Paul George. No one is more integral to Indiana’s strategy than Victor Oladipo,4Perhaps the simplest measure of his value: The Pacers, 41-25 with Oladipo, have gone 0-6 in games without their All-Star this season. who’s made the huge leap from mere starter to All-Star. (Not only have the Pacers improved slightly since last season, jumping from 15th to 12th in offensive rating, but they also sit in fifth place in the East.) But it’s also worth noting that their heavy reliance on jumpers — ones that some teams avoid like the plague — hasn’t hurt them. If anything, Oladipo and the Pacers have taken advantage of a market inefficiency by launching, and making, midrange tries at a much higher rate than other teams.Of course, the midrange shot is far from the sole reason Indiana is outperforming every preseason projection. Darren Collison is leading the league in 3-point percentage. The Pacers’ defense has improved and uses its length to create the second-most deflections in the NBA; they’re also tied at third for forcing the highest turnover percentage. Oladipo’s gambling instincts as a free safety occasionally help shorten a handful of defensive plays, not only helping keep Indiana’s young bigs out of foul trouble, but also creating quick, efficient looks the other way in transition.5The Pacers are sixth in offensive efficiency after forcing a live-ball turnover, and their possessions last an average of just 9.1 seconds after such plays, the NBA’s 11th-fastest pace, according to Inpredictable.Forward Thaddeus Young put it in much simpler terms: “We’re just playing basketball. We’re having fun,” he told CBS Sports. “When you have a team that’s just full of ISO players and it’s just isolation basketball, it’s not as fun. You’re just standing around watching.”While no one will mistake this offense for the perpetual-motion ones used in San Antonio or Utah, the Pacers seem to benefit from added movement in their sets — particularly in screen-handoff scenarios, where Indiana is one of the NBA’s most efficient, aggressive teams on a per-play basis.6They rank first in field-goal attempts stemming from direct handoffs and rank fourth in points per direct handoff, according to Second Spectrum.The real question with Indiana — beyond its tough schedule to close out the season — is how the club will adjust come postseason if the midrange looks don’t fall as frequently, or if opposing clubs begin crowding the Pacers’ space more than they’re used to. This month is already testing the former, as McMillan’s team has shot its worst percentage of the season7March has been the Pacers’ worst month from midrange by a country mile. They were shooting 36.9 percent from there heading into Friday’s game, a mark that would rank 25th. Their worst percentage prior to this was last month, when they hit 42.7 percent of those attempts, still good enough for the NBA’s ninth-best mark. from that part of the floor.Indiana has shown it’s capable of beating just about anyone in the East.8The Pacers took won three of four against the Cavaliers, split four games with the Celtics and won their first matchup with Toronto back in November. But if that cold spell carries into the playoffs, Oladipo and his teammates may be required to force the issue a bit more and use a more aggressive style than the one we’ve seen much of the season. “There’s plenty of times I walk up to him in games and say, ‘Don’t let them off the hook,’” Young said of Oladipo.9Oladipo is rare in the sense that he’s just as dangerous after a considerable number of dribbles as he is off the catch. His effective field-goal percentage is nearly the same after using seven dribbles or more as it is when he doesn’t use a dribble at all, according to data from Second Spectrum and NBA Advanced Stats.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/dipo.mp400:0000:0000:54Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.If the Pacers can avoid doing that, these Anti-Rockets could transform themselves into a tough out next month.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Wrestling Ohio State opens up home schedule versus No 5 Missouri

OSU junior Kyle Snyder declared victor in a bout against Nebraska on Jan. 17, 2016. Credit: Lantern File PhotoSt. John Arena once again will roll out the Block-O stamped mats, reveal new championship banners and welcome anticipating wrestling fans for the first time this season on Thursday night, when it hosts a bout between top-ranked teams.The No. 4 Ohio State wrestling team will face off against the No. 5 Missouri Tigers at 7 p.m. “I am excited to be back home,” said junior heavyweight Kyle Snyder.  “Just the fans and being able to compete in front of your home crowd and see the people who really support you is always a big reason why I came back, and why I like to compete.”A varsity debut is being made Thursday night, as Luke Pletcher, freshman at 141 pounds, had his redshirt status pulled and will replace redshirt sophomore Ke-Shawn Hayes, after an undisclosed injury put Hayes out of competition for the rest of the 2016-17 season.OSU coach Tom Ryan has confidence in the newly called-up freshman before the dual match, looking into Pletcher’s future as a solid reason behind having him step up and compete earlier than expected.“Luke’s ready to wrestle,” Ryan said.  “He’s been working really hard, where he’s won his first two tournaments.  So he’s ready to roll.”Snyder anticipates a competitive match between wrestlers from both teams, noting the hype surrounding the top-ranked dual, headlined by two U.S. Olympians competing under one roof.  Missouri’s J’den Cox, a senior at 197 lbs., who earned bronze in the 86-kg freestyle event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, whereas Snyder won gold in the 97-kg division.  “Missouri’s got a good team,” Snyder said.  “Our team’s got a bunch of dudes who can wrestle hard and score a lot of points, so that’s what we’re going to try to do.”The 197-pound bout between OSU redshirt freshman Kollin Moore and Missouri’s Olympian, Cox, was one of several matches Ryan highlighted on Tuesday. He also said redshirt freshman Jose Rodriguez will make the varsity start in the 125-pound match.OSU won the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational over the weekend, but Ryan said there were still plenty of improvement to be made before wrestling against Missouri.“We’re working quite a bit on defense to leg attacks,” Ryan said.  “(Being on) bottom is a big issue for us, so heavy focus on getting out — we’ve struggled there a little bit.”Snyder’s focus lies mostly with the team victory rather than reveling in individual achievement against a top-five opponent.“I’m just going to wrestle, and I need to get bonus points,” Snyder said. “Maybe pin (his opponent), and we’ll see what happens.” read more

Former Bahamas Minister back in court

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 6th, 2017 – Nassau – Former Minister of Environment under the Perry Christie administration, Kendred Dorsett will now have to face the Supreme Court and answer to charges of bribery and extortion this month.Dorsett, who was first charged with one count of misconduct while in public office and four counts of extortion totaling $120,000 back in July, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney on Friday with his attorneys Damian Gomez QC and Wayne Munroe QC.At the hearing, Dorsett was served with a notice of alibi, informing him that his legal team has 21 days to present the office of the Attorney General with an alibi.However, his attorney Munroe QC insisted to the court that it would be impossible for his client to present an alibi where allegations were said to have occurred during a 70day period – between March 1 and May 9 – giving no specific date or time, for his client to provide his specific whereabouts.On September 15th, Dorsett will now have to face Chief Justice Bernard Turner in the Supreme Court to get a status update on his case. Magistrate McKinney said a failure to appear at that time would result in a bench warrant against Mr. Dorsett. Until then, Dorsett remains free on a $50,00 bail. Accompanying him at court were his wife and several family members. Dorsett emerged with all smiles entering and exiting the courthouse.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Related Items:#KendredDorsett, #magneticmedianews, #SupremeCourt Recommended for you Two brothers found guilty of robbery, jail time to be served. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more