Unintended Pregnancy Estimates

first_imgPosted on December 16, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Earlier this months, estimates of unsafe abortions were published in Reproductive Health Matters. A related paper in Studies in Family Planning written by researchers from the Guttmacher Institute estimates rates of unintended pregnancies in various regions.According to the authors:Unintended pregnancy can carry serious consequences for women and their families. We estimate the incidence of pregnancy by intention status and outcome at worldwide, regional, and subregional levels for 2008, and we assess recent trends since 1995. Numbers of births are based on United Nations estimates. Induced abortions are estimated by projecting from recent trends. A model-based approach is used to estimate miscarriages. The planning status of births is estimated using nationally representative and small-scale surveys of 80 countries. Of the 208 million pregnancies that occurred in 2008, we estimate that 41 percent were unintended.The authors estimate 86 million unintended pregnancies resulting in approximately 41 million abortions worldwide, roughly 35 million of which took place in “less developed regions.” Given the relatively high rate of unsafe abortion leading to maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries, a move towards further reducing unintended pregnancies could greatly improve the health outcomes for women in the developing world by decreasing the number of unsafe abortions.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

10 months agoNice chief Julien Fournier a target for Southampton

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Nice chief Julien Fournier a target for Southamptonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNice chief Julien Fournier is a target for Southampton.The Daily Mail says Fournier, the general manager of French club Nice, is lined up to be the next director of football at Southampton.The vastly experienced 44-year-old who played a key role in persuading Patrick Vieira to become Nice’s manager, has worked previously as secretary general of Marseille and was the youngest president of Strasbourg.Southampton sacked Les Reed as vice-chairman in November and technical director Martin Hunter.The club’s Chinese owner, Gao Jisheng and his family, who took control in the summer of last year, have been working on a restructure of the club after appointing highly-rated Ralph Hasenhuttl as manager. last_img read more

VANCOUVER COUPLE SOUND OFF ON SURPRISE AMAZING RACE CANADA ELIMINATION

first_img“We keep hearing that,” Aarthy says. “We’re sorry we let people down.”The couple from Vancouver were the sixth team sent home from the Race this season. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Going from first to last on The Amazing Race Canada is a gut punch not just for the team being sent home, but fans as well.When 25-year-old human resources professional Aarthy Ketheeswaran and 28-year-old software developer Thinesh Kumarakulasingam hear that they were fan-favourites before their elimination in Thunder Bay, Ont., this week, they collectively let out a sigh. Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

first_imgStocks closed lower in shortened session on Wall Street Friday as energy stocks declined along with the price of oil. The benchmark S&P 500 closed in what’s known on Wall Street as a correction — 10 per cent below its most recent high.Trading volume was light with the markets open for only a half day after the Thanksgiving holiday.On Friday:The S&P 500 index fell 17.37 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 2,632.56.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 178.74 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 24,285.95.The Nasdaq composite dropped 33.27 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 6,938.98.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 0.40 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 1,488.68.For the week:The S&P 500 fell 103.71 points, or 3.8 per cent.The Dow lost 1,127.27 points, or 4.4 per cent.The Nasdaq declined 308.89 points, or 4.3 per cent.The Russell 2000 gave up 38.85 points, or 2.5 per cent.For the year:The S&P 500 is down 41.05 points, or 1.5 per cent.The Dow is down 433.27 points, or 1.8 per cent.The Nasdaq is up 35.59 points, or 0.5 per cent.The Russell 2000 is down 46.83 points, or 3.1 per cent.The Associated Presslast_img read more

AAP politicising cow will lodge plaint with EC BJP

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Tuesday alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party was trying to incite communal tensions by “politicising the cow” and said it would lodge a complaint with the Election Commission.The BJP’s reaction came on a tweet by AAP Lok Sabha poll candidate Raghav Chadha in which he wrote “door to door campaigning by BJP” and posted a photo of a cow and a calf standing at the doorstep of a house. The post has been liked by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP leader Vijender Gupta said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”We have taken an appointment with the Election Commission of India and will apprise them about how the AAP is politicising the cow, which is a symbol of harmony, and trying to create communal tension,” Gupta, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi assembly, told reporters.The tweet is a violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) and the Delhi BJP will lodge a complaint with the poll panel on Wednesday, he said. BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri said complaints have been filed at the Govindpuri, Pul Prahladpur and Sangam Vihar police stations against the AAP for trying to incite communal tension through Chadha’s tweet. “We will urge the Election Commission (EC) to invalidate the AAP and urge them to ensure that FIRs are filed on these complaints. “His (Chadha) said act has not only hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus but has also intended to create mutual hatred, differences and cause tension between different religions,” he said.last_img read more

No need to keep a chowkidar who helps fraudsters flee India

first_imgDiamond Harbour: Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tall claim of calling himself a ‘chowkidar’, Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool YouthCongress president and sitting MP, said there is no need to keep a chowkidar who allows money launderers to flee India and take safe shelter in foreign countries. “We do not want a chowkidar who will allow money launderers like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya to flee the country and get settled in a foreign country peacefully,” he said while addressing a rally at Sarisha High School ground on Saturday afternoon. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaComparing the BJP with a special type of insect that is found during Diwali, he said: “BJP is like that particular type of insect called “shyamapoka” which can only be seen during Diwali and Kali Puja. The leaders of BJP come before the election and during the year, they cannot be seen anywhere near the constituency,” he said. “I request locals not to support BJP leaders as they are like snakes. At the earliest opportunity, they will bite those who have helped them,” he added. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAbhishek said the BJP candidate from Diamond Harbour constituency, Nilanjan Roy, is a resident of Balurghat and “he needs at least three months to know the area. But before that elections will be over and he will go back to Balurghat.” He maintained that in the past five years, the MPLAD fund worth Rs 25 crore has been used for the development in the area. In addition to this, the state Public Works department and Public Health Engineering department have spent another Rs 1,600 crore. On top of it, the state Tourism department, Irrigation and waterways department and Transport department spent another Rs 2,600 crore. He said: “I can say with utmost conviction that in the past five years, the same amount has not been spent for the development of Varanasi which is Modi’s constituency.” Abhishek added that he would conduct road shows and organise meetings in Diamond Harbour. He assured that more development in the area would be taken up in future.last_img read more

Traffic cops fill potholes on busiest road in Old Gurugram

first_imgGurugram: The failure of public agencies in the city to meet its deadline of revamping the city roads ultimately compelled the policemen to go beyond their call of duty and fill up the potholes. Two traffic policemen went the extra mile to ease vehicular flow at Agrasen Chowk, one of the busiest intersections in Old Gurugram, on Thursday. With MCG delaying repair work, they plugged potholes in the area to ease jams and reduce the risk of accidents. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderZonal officer of traffic police, ASI Yaduveer and constable Ajay, arranged cement, concrete and other items and dirtied their hands to finish the pending work. The activity, which is not part of their job, was lauded by commuters. Many of them clicked pictures and some offered financial help which the cops declined. Agrasen Chowk, located next to Sadar Bazaar, witnesses heavy traffic coming from the Old Railway Road and moving towards Rajiv Chowk. The potholes were slowing down vehicular movement, leading to snarls of a kilometre or more. Earlier, Yaduveer had requested junior engineers of both SDO and MCG to plug the potholes but to no avail. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsOn Wednesday, a biker met with an accident due to the potholes and was injured. “On Thursday, after coming to work I first arranged cement, concrete and other items. Then, we started plugging the potholes,” Yaduveer said, adding traffic movement was diverted for some time owing to work. On Wednesday, police commissioner Muhammad Akil held a meeting with traffic police, directing them to take steps at their level, if required, to improve the traffic situation. A senior police officer said that it was appreciable that cops went beyond their official duties to resolve such problems but “the civic agency should have filled the pothole”. “During monsoon, police ensured the city kept moving. Now, they are taking steps to resolve jams,” Rajeev Yadav, a resident of Sector 4, said, adding it exposed the inefficiency of government agencies.last_img read more

Cyclone Fani Odisha likely to start evacuation on May 2

first_imgBhubaneswar: The Odisha government is likely to begin the evacuation of people affected by cyclone Fani from May 2 as the severe cyclonic storm is heading to make a landfall on the state’s coast, an official said here on Tuesday. The state government has also asked the concerned district collectors in the coastal regions to remain prepared to meet any eventuality. “The cyclone is currently headed northwest and after May 1, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), it will recurve and move towards Odisha. By late evening on May 3, the cyclone is expected to make landfall near Puri. However, the IMD informed that this too is expected to change,” said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh “If the cyclone makes landfall in Odisha on the evening of May 3, we will start evacuating the affected people on May 2.” As many as 879 cyclone shelters were already set up. Besides, 20 Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) units, 335 fire services and 12 NDRF units were on standby. Fani could become an ‘extremely severe cyclone’ by Wednesday, said the IMD. It predicted that after May 2, south-coastal Odisha and adjacent districts will receive heavy to very rainfall. Thereafter, on May 3 and 4, coastal and interior Odisha is also likely to receive extremely heavy downpours, while wind speed may touch 170 km per hour.last_img read more

Deutsche Bank staff saw suspicious activity by Trump Kushner

first_imgNew York: Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog. The transactions, some of which involved Trump’s now-defunct foundation, set off alerts in a computer system designed to detect illicit activity, current and former bank employees told The New York Times on Sunday. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra Compliance staff members who then reviewed the transactions prepared so-called suspicious activity reports that they believed should be sent to a unit of the Treasury Department that polices financial crimes. But executives at Deutsche Bank, which has lent billions of dollars to the Trump and Kushner companies, rejected their employees’ advice. The reports were never filed with the government. The nature of the transactions was not clear, but some of them involved money flowing back and forth with overseas entities or individuals, which bank employees considered suspicious, according to the employees. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days The red flags raised by employees did not necessarily mean the transactions were improper. Banks sometimes opt not to file suspicious activity reports if they conclude their employees’ concerns are unwarranted. But the former employees said the decision not to report the Trump and Kushner transactions reflected the Deutsche Bank’s generally lax approach to money laundering laws. They said it was part of a pattern of the bank’s executives rejecting valid reports to protect relationships with lucrative clients. “You present them with everything, and you give them a recommendation, and nothing happens,” Tammy McFadden, a former Deutsche Bank anti-money laundering specialist who reviewed some of the transactions, told The New York Times. “It’s the D.B. way. They are prone to discounting everything.” McFadden said she was terminated last year after she raised concerns about the bank’s practices. Since then, she has filed complaints with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators about the bank’s anti-money-laundering enforcement. In response to the development, Kerrie McHugh, a Deutsche Bank spokeswoman, said on Sunday the company had intensified its efforts to combat financial crime. An effective anti-money laundering programme, she said, “requires sophisticated transaction screening technology as well as a trained group of individuals who can analyze the alerts generated by that technology both thoroughly and efficiently”. Amanda Miller, a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, the umbrella company for the Trump family’s many business interests, said: “We have no knowledge of any ‘flagged’ transactions with Deutsche Bank.” She said the Trump Organization currently has “no operating accounts with Deutsche Bank”. Karen Zabarsky, a spokeswoman for Kushner Companies, said: “Any allegations regarding Deutsche Bank’s relationship with Kushner Companies which involved money laundering is completely made up and totally false…” This report comes after Trump and his family sued Deutsche Bank in April, seeking to block it from complying with the congressional subpoenas to reveal his tax returns. The President’s lawyers described the subpoenas as politically motivated.last_img read more

Nacho We would love to have Ronaldo back at Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid defender Nacho admitted that he would take back Cristiano Ronaldo in a heartbeat following their recent strugglesThe loss of their all-time record goalscorer is having a telling effect on Real this season with the club having failed to find the net in their last four matches, three of which they lost.But Nacho, who earlier this week defended under-fire boss Julen Loptegui, insists that Real cannot dwell on the loss of Ronaldo and must look forward.“It is a difficult subject for us. I’ve said it several times. If it were up to us we would love to have Cristiano in the squad because we had him for many years and he is a player who makes a difference,” Nacho told Goal.“But it is a situation where we cannot feel sorry for ourselves because of Cristiano. He chose to leave.“We are grateful for everything he did for us and we wish him the best of luck. But we cannot feel sorry for someone who is no longer with us. It isn’t our fault he left, nor was it up to us to make him stay.“I hope he has the best of luck and we have to work through the present and future in the best way we can with what we have.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Finding someone to replace a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who provided over 40 goals a season, was beyond Lopetegui in the summer.But Nacho is certain that the current squad have the required level of talent to succeed.“Well, Cristiano left and the club decided not to sign anybody. We have a lot of faith in the players we have,” he added.“You win titles with the players you have in the squad. To start with, when we were winning everything looked rosy and now it doesn’t.“But we have to keep our cool in this sport, and save our analysis for when the season finishes. But we have a lot of confidence in the players we have.”Real will next face Levante in La Liga on October 20 at the Santiago Bernabeu.last_img read more

Simeone hails Atleticos fighting spirit

first_imgDiego Simeone hailed Atletico Madrid’s tenacious display in their 2-0 win against Real Sociedad.Goals from Diego Godin and Filipe Luis ensured victory for Atletico, just three days after their 4-0 drubbing by Borussia Dortmund, although Costa’s goal drought in La Liga stretched to nine months.“We always have the responsibility and need to compete well in every game,” Simeone told Football Espana after the game.“We had a good game in Dortmund, beyond the bad result we took back. We’ve responded very well after three days.“We made almost no changes because I saw the players in a good way and it was difficult to for outsiders to come in.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I really liked the continuity we played with, as well as our heads and the sense of rebellion in our play.“Costa’s working hard to get back among the goals. He’s extraordinary and a very important player for us.“If he plays like did today, he’ll be very close to scoring. This is the way forward for him, there’s no other.”The Coach later gave his verdict on the with his side ahead of Barcelona in the table.“I care a lot about what happened today, although tomorrow will be a great match between two extraordinary teams and two sets of very good players,” he concluded.last_img read more

Paul Merson blasts Southampton says manager has no experience

first_imgPaul Merson blasted Southampton for hiring a manager who he claims without any Premier League experience.Southampton hired ex-RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl to replace Mark Hughes’ last Wednesday which has drawn praises his style of football and proven success in Germany.However, Hasenhuttl success is not enough proof for Merson as he believes Cardiff would defeat Southampton 2-0 in South Wales on Saturday because new coach has never managed in England’s top-flight before.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“There’s a new man at the helm at Southampton in Ralph Hasenhuttl but I must side with Cardiff to win this game. Saints are bringing in a manager who has never experienced the Premier League and I think there’s a rude awakening coming on Saturday,” said Merson on the Sky Sports website.“Southampton may have let slip a two-goal lead against Manchester United last weekend, but they did play well, don’t get me wrong. However, with the new manager coming in this weekend I think it’s going to be a difficult afternoon for them. I’m backing Cardiff for a win that will put Southampton in big trouble.”last_img read more

Delano Williams takes Grand Turk to a grand stage at World Games

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:2015 world championship, chris brown, delano williams, lime ambassador Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Nation will stand still to watch the country’s first Olympian Delano Williams return home postponed due to weather Team Great Britain’s 4x400m relay team disqualified!! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Aug 2015 – Delano Williams is the new brand ambassador for LIME Turks and Caicos and this has earned him support for his Delano Williams Foundation, which was last year launched and LIME has established the sprinter, a website at www.DelanoWilliamsTCI.com. The site tells us who Delano is, where the track superstar wants to go with his athletics career, highlights his DW Foundation, features a photo gallery and news page and allows visitors to contact Williams by phone or email. Just recently, Delano Williams was congratulated for making the 2015 World Championships team where he will compete for Team Great Britain. Delano is going into the competition with the third fastest time at 32:14 for the 400m, behind the Bahamas’ Chris Brown.last_img read more

No vote on hotel tax could affect homeless bridge shelters

first_img Posted: August 30, 2018 Sasha Foo, No vote on hotel tax could affect homeless bridge shelters Sasha Foo August 30, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 700 people are off the street, housed in three of the large bridge shelters that the City of San Diego opened about nine months ago.City leaders, responding to an outbreak of Hepatitis A said it would be remedy the public health crisis and offer people a means to transition to permanent housing.The money that would have been raised from a hike in the hotel tax would help the city to pay the tab for these tents- but that’s not an option anymore.In a blow to Mayor Faulconer’s plans to raise the hotel tax, the measure failed to make the ballot.Now, without any new money on the horizon, the City Council faces an even tougher decision next summer when it must determine if the city has the money to keep the tents open.Bob McElroy is the head of Aloha Project which runs one of the bridge tents. He said taking the tents down would be a step backwards, retuning San Diego to the same conditions that led to the Hepatitis A outbreak last fall.McElroy said making permanent supportive housing a priority sounds good in concept, but that kind of housing doesn’t exist. “I wish someone would tell me how much inventory of low income housing exists in San Diego. When I ask that question, all I hear is crickets,” McElroy said.Deacon Jim Vargas, the President and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages, which operates the bridge tent for women and children, also believes the tents are needed.Looking at the bigger picture, both Vargas and McElroy said San Diego County does not have sufficient housing. Without more housing, they said there is nowhere for the people in the tents to go, but back to the street.“In not having the tents, as a form of intervention, the lack of those tents, does that mean more people will go into the streets? If that’s the case, we, as a community need to decide if that’s what we want,” Vargas said. He said permanent housing for low income families has to be a critical part of reducing homelessness. “If you don’t have permanent housing in the mix of solutions, how truly are you going to really impact change for the long term?” Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Full Show Sutherland Springs Anniversary And Houstons Changing Skyline Nov 5 2018

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Monday’s Houston Matters: Texas candidates have just a few hours left to make their cases to voters before Election Day. We learn how they’re spending their time. And today marks one year since more than two dozen people were shot and killed at a church in Sutherland Springs near San Antonio. We talk with Texas Public Radio’s Joey Palacios about how the South Texas community is faring a year later.Also this hour: A new report from Rice University says, as Houston continues to grow, its local governments are struggling to provide services to residents in an equitable and cost-effective way. We find out how the report is meant to help Houston-area officials consider reforms to ensure long-term stability.Then, how many of Houston’s skyscrapers can you name? We take a tour of downtown to learn the names of — and stories behind — some of the iconic buildings that adorn our skyline.Then, we discuss developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video. Listen 00:00 /50:45 We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

Sheila Jackson Lee Steps Down From Two Powerful Posts — But Not

first_imgBill Clark / CQ Roll CallRep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speaks during a news conference at the Capitol with other members of the Heroin Task Force on April 21, 2016.houstonU.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, is stepping down from her two most powerful roles within congressional and House Democratic circles.The 13-term congresswoman will no longer serve as the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s board chairwoman and will temporarily step aside from her position as chair on the Judiciary Committee’s crime, terrorism, homeland security and investigations subcommittee, according to the New York Times.At issue is her spring 2018 termination of a staffer known in court filings as “Jane Doe,” who alleged that a supervising CBCF staffer raped her in 2015 when she was an intern for the foundation. Doe later went to work for Jackson Lee, and claims that she informed the congresswoman’s chief of staff that she planned to pursue legal action against the CBCF staffer and was fired several weeks later, according to Buzzfeed News — which first reported last week that the woman was suing Jackson Lee’s office and the CBCF over the matter.The report threw Jackson Lee’s status within the House Democratic world into doubt, and several reports have since surfaced stating that CBCF officials pushed to remove her from that post.The CBCF is a leadership program for young African Americans that offers fellowships and scholarships. It is closely tied to the powerful Congressional Black Caucus.Gabe Schneider contributed to this report. This article was originally published in The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  Sharelast_img read more

LA 92 Documentary Connects Watts to Compton to Here and Now

first_imgIt’s been 25 years since the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and at least six films chronicling those events will be released this year. One film, “LA 92,” screened at the University of Baltimore on April 22.FILE – This March 3, 1991 image made from video provided by KTLA Los Angeles shows police officers beating Rodney King. King was pulled over by California Highway Patrol officers for speeding on a Los Angeles freeway. King, who later admitted he tried to elude authorities because he had been drinking and was on probation for a robbery conviction, pulled off the freeway and eventually stopped his car in front of a San Fernando Valley apartment building. At that point, Los Angeles police officers took charge of the traffic stop. George Holliday, who lived in the apartment building and was awakened by the noise, came out to videotape the scene. After Holliday turned the video over to a local TV station, it quickly spread and created an international outrage. (George Holliday/KTLA Los Angeles via AP)Co-directors and co-editors Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin appeared at the screening to promote the film as part of a panel and answered questions from a moderator and the audience. Lindsay and Martin both won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2012 for “The Undefeated.” Martin is the first director of African-American descent to win this Oscar.“LA 92” is assembled from approximately 1500 hours of archival footage sourced from professional and citizen journalists, the city government, and even the LAPD’s internal media unit. The footage takes the viewer from the Watts riots of 1965 to the murder of Latasha Harlins and then seemingly hour by hour through the 1992 riots.In a deliberate choice by the filmmakers, “LA 92” offers no criticism or analysis of the actors, conditions or structures at play in the lead-up to the riots.“We wanted to remove that filter of an expert per se of holding your hand through the piece,” Martin told the AFRO. “Get closer to the raw emotion and the raw experience and give the audience the benefit of the doubt to wrestle with those ideas on their own.”The lack of experts, creates a sometimes bewildering experience as there are no real heroes or real villains in the piece. There are character moments, such as Sergeant Stacey Koon’s, one of the officers accused and acquitted of beating Rodney King in 1992, distinctly affected voice and his flapping arms on his march into the Simi Valley courthouse. Another accused and acquitted police officer, Timothy E. Wind, spends an agonizing few seconds that drag on like minutes before a locked courthouse entrance. Motionless and staring straight ahead under a barrage of reporters questions, he like Koon, both come off as all-too-human, neither seems like the master of their destiny.“As much as I am appalled by the actions of the four officers: Wind, Powell, Koon, and Briseno, you still don’t want to make caricatures of them,” Martin said. “You don’t want to other them. Those are real people and you should be appalled by those actions and you don’t want to create a figure out of them. Because those sentiments and that same type of mentality exists today. You want to humanize them, if anything, that’s more scary.”Without characters, or analysis, the film becomes an artifact of its time. When a Latino man testifies at a community meeting about his violent encounter with the LAPD, he describes the force used as putting him a position where “I cannot breathe”, foreshadowing what Eric Garner in New York would say while he died during an arrest.As order in the city breaks down further, the film portrays a running gun battle between Korean shop-owners and off-screen assailants. The film deliberately places the time after the cessations of hostilities in Iraq; but in another desert town shaded by burning palm trees it’s hard to feel the viewer ever left. This, combined with bleeding colors, double images, and loss of tracking in the footage itself creates another feeling of being trapped. It begins to feel like motorist beatings, burning storefronts and wailing faces are on every channel.“I think it’s a very fine line and I think we’re walking a tightrope,” Lindsay said. “We feel that we have created something that falls on the side of creating empathy for an audience and not being exploitative. That said, we take a massive risk not having the talking heads provide very specific context.”Jason Moore, 39, would have appreciated that guidance while watching the film.“You’re 19 years old and you didn’t learn about this in school,” Moore said. “What am I supposed to take from this? And then how do I parallel it to what’s going on now and how am I supposed to feel? Because it keeps happening and happening and happening.”“LA 92” is currently showing on the National Geographic channel.last_img read more

CBC Conference Mixes Celebrity and Politics

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFROYou may be able to argue about whether politics and celebrity mix, but what is hard to contest is the impact of celebrity on politics. Case in point was a panel discussion, “Music, Criminal Justice and Racial Equality” where hundreds of people crowded into an auditorium to see Meek Mill talk about his life during the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference on September 14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.The famed hip hop artist was joined on stage by such heavy hitters as author Michael Eric Dyson; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), who hosted the event; Jeffrey Harleston, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for Universal Music Group; Dr. Michelle Scott, Associate Professor of History and Affiliate faculty member in African Studies, at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County and CNN host Van Jones, who also served as moderator of the event.Rep. Hakeem Jeffries hosted the high-powered discussion on the criminal justice system at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. (Photo by Micha Green)Mill, 31, was once again in the center of news cycle this weeks as he recently stopped a famous long running feud with fellow rapper, Drake. The duo would go on to share a stage and perform together in Philadelphia the next day. During the panel discussion, Jones praised the artist for creating a dialogue of peace for young people.“That means for all of us people, they (Mill and Drake) created a license for us to do a ‘Meek and Drake,’” Jones said to thunderous applause. “Because this brother has been willing to do things others aren’t willing to do. Admit to addiction. Come out of prison and fight for prison reform. And make peace with someone you’ve been been beefing with for years.”Much of Mill’s life has been on public display. He was constantly on every music magazines’ “one to watch” list. He released three albums, “Dreams and Nightmares,” “Dreams Worth More than Money” and “Wins & Losses,” as well as several critically acclaimed mixtapes. He was also convicted of selling drugs and gun possession in 2008. He was released from prison in 2009 but then began a long battle with his judge over parole and violations.Throughout this process, even in the documentary about his life, produced by entrepreneur and rapper Jay-Z, the Philadelphia native has been candid about his personal life and the struggles he went through in the prison system. He garnered some high profile supporters including Kevin Hart, rapper T.I., Internet entrepreneur Michael Rubin and many others.His public battle over probation violation has sparked debate about how the criminal justice system still punishes people long after they have served their sentences.Mill was quick to point out in the panel discussion that while his celebrity may have shed light on issues in prison, being a celebrity shouldn’t have any bearing about treating someone fairly.“There was one guy….a CO…. and like Kevin Hart and my friend Michael Rubin came to see me and he was like he was like ‘Wow I gotta open my eyes up to this guy.’ And I was like why does it take a celebrity and a guy who’s a billionaire for you to open your eyes?” Mill told the audience.“One of the reasons we put the panel together, we wanted to make plain that the contemporary experience that Meek is going through really traces back to the origins of this country,” Congressman Jeffries said. “If we don’t put that in context we won’t be able to navigate forward in the most thoughtful and powerful way.”“All of us have this all hands on deck responsibility. The hope is that you leave inspired to participate in this democracy because that is what those who have come before us have consistently done.”last_img read more

Cardinals Top No 41 Georgia Tech 43 to Advance to ACC Championship

first_img“It was an exciting match from the first point on. In Atlanta, they beat us easily in doubles and that’s where we set the tone for the day,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “It was one of those matches that never seemed to be truly over until the very last point. I am so proud of all 12 players of the Fight Squad.”   With the match coming down to courts one and two, No. 29 Carlos Divar rallied to a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Morin-Kougoucheff at No. 1 to even the score at 2-2. However, Lancaster clinched the match with a hard-fought 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win at the two-spot, allowing the Cardinals to advance to the ACC Championship quarterfinals. Match Results Louisville 4, #41 Georgia Tech 3 With the victory, the 11-seed Cardinals improve to 16-12 on the season and advance to the quarterfinals for a matchup against third-seeded and No. 9 North Carolina on Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. The Cardinals captured the doubles point to gain the early 1-0 lead in the match as Sergio Hernandez and Alex Wesbrooks downed Chris Yun and Pablo Schelcher 6-4 on court three and Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and Fabien Salle topped the No. 61 duo of Carlos Divar and Phillip Gresk 6-4 at No. 1. George Hedley and Federico Gomez were up 5-4 over Andrew Li and Cole Gromley at the two-spot before the point was decided. Georgia Tech countered in singles to knot the score at 1-1 as Gromley earned a 6-4, 6-1 victory over David Mizrahi at No. 6. Continuing their momentum, the Yellow Jackets gained a 2-1 lead as No. 120 Gresk secured a 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 win over Hernandez on court six. Georgia Tech did not hold on to its lead for long as Salle triumphed over Yun with a 7-5, 6-3 straight sets victory at the four-spot to tie the score once again at 2-2. Louisville then regained the advantage at 3-2 as Gomez registered a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 win over Schelcher at No. 5.center_img Singles1. #29 Carlos Divar (GT) def. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (LOU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-22. Brandon Lancaster (LOU) def. Andrew Li (GT) 6-2, 4-6, 6-33. #120 Phillip Gresk (GT) def. Sergio Hernandez (LOU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-24. Fabien Salle (LOU) def. Chris Yun (GT) 7-5, 6-35. Federico Gomez (LOU) def. Pablo Schelcher (GT) 7-6 (7-5), 6-36. Cole Gromley (GT) def. David Mizrahi (LOU) 6-4, 6-1Doubles1. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff/Fabien Salle (LOU) def. #61 Carlos Divar/Phillip Gresk (GT) 6-42. Andrew Li/Cole Gromley (GT) vs. George Hedley/Federico Gomez (LOU) 4-5, unfinished3. Sergio Hernandez/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) def. Chris Yun/Pablo Schelcher (GT) 6-4 Story Links Match Notes:Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,3,4,5,1,2) Cary, N.C. – Brandon Lancaster secured a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 over Andrew Li to lift the University of Louisville men’s tennis team to a 4-3 win over No. 41 Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC Men’s Tennis Championship on Thursday afternoon at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Discoveryowned sports network Eurosport has launc

first_imgDiscovery-owned sports network Eurosport has launched an Apple Watch app, which will give live scores, updates and player data from the French Open. The app went live at the weekend and will be available until the close of the tennis tournament on June 7.“Eurosport prides itself on being at the forefront of cutting edge technology, providing the best entertainment solutions to sport fans. We are excited to launch this app for the Apple Watch, which supports our digital strategy, spearheaded by Eurosport.com, which hosts over 20 million unique users per month,” said Arnaud Maillard, vice-president of digital media, Discovery Networks International and Eurosport.Tennis fans are able to set up tailored push notifications on the app to get a personalised experience, and can follow the action in nine languages, according to Eurosport.last_img read more