“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.”
— Rep. Rick Larsen (@RepRickLarsen) August 23, 2017
ESPN pulled an Asian-American announcer named Robert Lee from a broadcast over concerns that Lee would be the subject of online memes, a network executive said in a statement.
A New York Times reporter called ESPN’s decision to pull an Asian announcer from covering a game at the University of Virginia a “gift to the right” in a Wednesday tweet.
“I gave those animals the best quality of life I could ever give until the time they go to slaughter and they go into the food chain,” Rivers told the BBC. “You do feel sad at the end of it … but to bring them down for [the firefighters] was a good way of saying ‘thank you’.”
The U.S. Navy relieved Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the 7th Fleet, Wednesday due to a “loss of confidence” in his ability to lead.
Danish police confirmed Wednesday that a headless torso found washed ashore near Copenhagen is the body of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who they believe was killed by a famed inventor aboard his homemade submarine.
Several police organizations are arguing against a proposal that would have Indiana join a dozen other states that don’t require a license to carry a handgun in public.
“This is not about the left or the right, conservative or liberal. It is about human decency and morality,” Cook’s email claimed. But the SPLC itself is a left-wing organization that attacks conservative organizations as “hate” groups. And those labels have had real, violent consequences.
The Phoenix Convention Center was PACKED!
It is figures like Nelson who immediately spring to mind when I hear the latest news of confederate statues being pulled down in the US. These memorials – more than 700 of which still stand in states including Virginia, Georgia and Texas – have always been the subject of offence and trauma for many African Americans, who rightly see them as glorifying the slavery and then segregation of their not so distant past. But when these statues begin to fulfil their intended purpose of energising white supremacist groups, the issue periodically attracts more mainstream interest.
Ghanaian professors are calling for a statue of Mahatma Gandhi to be removed from their campus because they claim he was racist and considered Indians to be “infinitely superior” to black Africans.
So . . . what’s the best evidence you could possibly have, the slam-dunk proof that their goal was to steal the money and never look back? That’s easy: One after the other, the wife and husband pulled up stakes and tried to high-tail it to Pakistan after they’d wired the funds there — the wife successfully fleeing, the husband nabbed as he was about to board his flight.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D.-N.Y.) announced yesterday that the federal government will spend up to $18,000,000 to buy Concord grape juice in an effort to increase the price that New York farmers can get for their grapes.