Boyd Tinsley Condemns Recent Bigotry & Violence In DMB’s Native Charlottesville On CNN [Watch]

first_imgIn the wake of the racially charged violence in Charlottesville, VA last weekend, countless artists and public figures have spoken up to voice their opposition to the hateful alt-right agenda at the center of the conflict. One of the most vocal groups has, appropriately, been Dave Matthews Band, who have called the Virgina college town home for decades. The local heroes issued an official statement via the Dave Matthews Band’s Facebook page condemning the hateful violence. You can read the full statement below:“Dave Matthews Band is heartbroken and disgusted by the acts of racism, violence, and domestic terrorism in our hometown this weekend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of these hateful acts. This is not the Charlottesville we know and love; we will work hard, hand-in-hand with our community to help us all heal from this sickening display of hate. Hate speech disguised as free speech is cowardly and shameful. Such speech gives permission to the hateful acts we witnessed today; there is nothing pure or acceptable, or philosophical about Nazism and racism masked as heritage or cultural purity. The multicultural tapestry of America need to come together, acknowledge our difficult history and set out to move directly away from it toward an inclusive, kinder, more intelligent future.”INTERVIEW: Pete Shapiro On Charlottesville And How Nearby Lockn’ Festival Hopes To Change The Narrative Next WeekYesterday, amid the frustration with President Trump’s apparent hesitation to entirely condemn White Supremacy and Nazism, DMB violinist Boyd Tinsley appeared on CNN to discuss his reactions to the unsettling situation and affirm that such hateful behavior is not what Charlottesville, VA is truly about. You can read some excerpts from Boyd’s CNN spot below:On the true, diverse, tolerant nature of Charlottesville: “I have been upset, like, since it happened. I was coming back to Charlottesville, and I was at the airport, and just watching it going on, on TV, I was in absolute shock, you know? So, I wanted to say something to my Twitter followers, but I said I just had to digest this thing before I can even write anything about it. But I can’t believe it. I have never seen anything like this before, and this is like the most, I mean, unlikely places to have something like this, because Charlottesville’s such a diverse community. People here just love each other. I mean, everywhere you go, people are waving at you, saying hello. There’s so much going on in this city that, to see all this ugliness and hatred, like right here in the middle of my town, was like, you know — that really that really got me. And that just — it got me angry, and it’s gotten everybody in this community angry, and I think around the nation and probably even around the world.”On his surprise at such a show of hate in his hometown:“I honestly had no idea that that were that many of them, so I don’t think anybody had that idea that there would be so many of them. I mean, they sort of had four or three demonstrations in the past…They came to this park in the dead of night one time holding torches in this sort of–I don’t know what they call it–‘protest.’ And then they came back again for a Klan rally, which, you know, wasn’t as huge as this but still a traumatic thing on this city. And then they went to the University of Virginia last Friday night, you know, my alma mater, and they’re walking around there spreading hate, and then they come here to this park on Saturday. I don’t think anybody expected…that amount of hatred. We don’t believe in this. And all the people that came down to this, they were not from here. None of those people were from here. And, you know, so this is not Charlottesville. This is not what we’re about…This is a close-knit community here, and people…look out for each other. And to see something like this, people are compelled to come down and say, no, you cannot be here. This is our city.”You can watch Boyd Tinsley’s entire conversation with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin below, via YouTube user Regina Rizzo:[h/t – CNN]While Dave Matthews Band continues their temporary live hiatus, fans can still catch Dave with guitarist Tim Reynolds at Dave and Tim Riviera Maya, an all-inclusive Mexican resort destination event set to take place  January 12-14, 2018 in Riviera Maya, MX. The three concerts will take place at the Barceló Maya Beach Resort, sitting on a mile-long stretch of white sandy beach that features breathtaking landscapes and pools scattered throughout the property.For more information, or to purchase tickets, head to the event website.last_img read more

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There will be 30 lawyers in the House and eight in the Senate

first_imgThere will be 30 lawyers in the House and eight in the Senate November 15, 2004 Regular News According to preliminary election results, there will be nine attorneys in the Florida Senate for the next two years, and 30 in the House. That’s the same number for the Senate as the 2002-4 session, but one fewer in the House.The balloting in the November 2 general election also saw four public defender and four state attorney races decided around the state.Perhaps one interesting note from the legislative general election is every lawyer in a contested race won, including two in open House seats.In the Senate, attorneys Steven Geller, D-Hallandale Beach, and Burt Saunders, R-Naples, won election without opposition. In District 19, attorney and Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, defeated Republican Franklin Cardona 65.3 to 34.7 percent. In District 23, attorney and Sen. Lisa Carlton, R-Osprey, defeated Libertarian Charles Manhard 78 to 22 percent. In District 27, attorney and Sen. David Aronberg, D-Greenacres, defeated Stan Smilian, with no party affiliation 79.6 to 20.4 percent.Incumbent lawyers who were not up for reelection this year include Rod Smith, D-Gainesville, Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac, and Alex Villalobos, R-Miami.In the House, Reps. Mark Mahon, R-Jacksonville, Joe Pickens, R-Palatka, David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, Bruce Kyle, R-Ft. Myers, Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, Joe Negron, R-Stuart, Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Ft. Lauderdale, Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach, Tim Ryan, D-Dania Beach, Yolly Roberson, D-North Miami, Ken Gottlieb, D-Miramar, Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, Philip Brutus, D-Miami, and Marcelo Llorente, R-Miami, were reelected without opposition or won in the primary election. In District 54, newcomer Republican Everett Rice, an attorney and former sheriff of Pinellas County, was also elected without opposition.In contested House races: • In District 3, attorney and Rep. Anna Holiday Benson, R-Pensacola, defeated two write-in candidates, getting 100 percent of the vote. • In District 9, attorney and Rep. Loranne Ausley, D-Tallahassee, defeated Libertarian Mitch Covington 85 to 15 percent. • In District 28, attorney and Republican Dorothy Hukill narrowly bested Democrat James Ward, 49.5 to 48.1 percent, with the rest of the votes going to a no party affiliation candidate. • In District 35, attorney and Republican Dean Cannon defeated Democrat Mike Deliz 55.1 to 44.9 percent. • In District 47, attorney and Rep. Kevin Ambler, R-Tampa, defeated Libertarian Kimberly Snow 69.2 to 30.8 percent. • In District 49, attorney and Rep. John Quinones, R-Kissimme, won over Democrat Israel Mercado 51.9 to 48.1 percent. • In District 64, attorney and Rep. John Stargel, R-Lakeland, defeated Democrat Bill Fenton 59.3 to 40.7 percent. • In District 68, Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, defeated a write-in candidate, getting 100 percent of the vote. • In District 93, attorney and Rep. Chris Smith, D-Ft. Lauderdale, defeated a write-in candidate with 100 percent of the vote. • In District 95, attorney and Democrat Ari Porth defeated a no party affiliated candidate with 76.9 percent of the vote. • In District 111, attorney and Rep. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, bested Democrat Laura Levya 65.1 to 34.9 percent. • In District 115, attorney and Rep. J.C. Planas, R-Miami, defeated a write-in candidate, garnering 100 percent of the vote.There were four each state attorney and public defender races decided: • In the Second Circuit, incumbent Democratic State Attorney Willie N. Meggs defeated Republican challenger Harry Hooper 68.1 to 31.9 percent. • In the Seventh Circuit, Republican James Purdy defeated Thomas Mott in the public defender race. • In the Eighth Circuit incumbent Republican State Attorney Bill Cervone defeated Democrat Stan Griffis 55.3 to 44.7 percent. • In the Ninth Circuit, incumbent Democratic Public Defender Bob Wesley defeated Republican John Gillespie 54.8 to 45.2 percent. • In the 11th Circuit, incumbent Democratic State Attorney Katherine Rundle defeated Republican Al Millian and no party affiliation Gary Rosenberg 55.5 to 39.0 to 5.5 percent, respectively. And Democratic Public Defender Bennett Brummer defeated Republican Gabriel Martin 53.9 to 46.1 percent. • In the 13th Circuit, incumbent Democratic Public Defender Julianne Holt defeated Republican Will Knight 54.8 to 45.2 percent. • In the 14th Circuit state attorney race, Democrat Steve Meadows defeated Republican “Sister” Milligan 51.5 to 48.5 percent.center_img There will be 30 lawyers in the House and eight in the Senatelast_img read more

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PSG submit Neymar-Alvaro video to French football chiefs

first_img Brazilian news site UOL said Monday it had confirmed the information. Three Brazilian lip-reading experts interviewed by Globo TV Sunday agreed that Gonzalez had called Neymar “mono” — “monkey” in Spanish — just before the brawl, after watching the footage from French broadcaster Telefoot. Loading… Paris Saint-Germain have sent French football authorities a video that some lip-reading experts say confirms Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez used a racial slur against Neymar, leading to an on-pitch brawl, Brazilian media reported. A week after PSG’s 1-0 loss to their arch rivals ended with Neymar slapping Gonzalez on the back of the head — triggering a melee that ended with five players sent off — Brazil’s Globo Esporte said the Brazilian superstar’s club had submitted video of the preceding minutes to the league “to attempt to prove that Neymar was the victim of racism.” Read Also: Barcelona, Suarez part ways, nears Atletico switch According to some Spanish media reports, Neymar in fact used a homophobic slur against Gonzalez. The French league, which suspended Neymar for two matches over the incident, has announced a probe into his accusations, which Gonzalez denies. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney Princesses6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?These Are India’s 7 Most Stunning ModelsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? However, other lip-reading experts — notably in Gonzalez’s native Spain — have analyzed the same tape and found no evidence the defender used a racial slur.last_img read more

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City star Toure to donate Sh467 million to Manchester attack victims

Share on: WhatsApp “I think it will take a few days to organise it, but Yaya is in England and can come and present the cheque whenever it is needed,” said Seluk.“Yaya loves Manchester and has a big affinity with the city and its people.“This fund is a chance for us to get the money to the right people, which is very important.” Toure (right) an his coach GuardiolaCity star Toure to donate six-figure sum to Manchester attack victimsManchester, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester City’s Ivory Coast football great Yaya Toure is to donate along with his agent £100,000 to the victims and their families of Monday’s suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people and left more than 60 injured.The 34-year-old four-time African player of the year — capped 102 times and a member of the Ivory Coast side that ended a 23-year drought in lifting the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations — is organising through his agent Dimitri Seluk to ensure the money goes to those it is intended for.“We want to help the victims — the families of the dead or those who are now in hospital,” Seluk told the BBC.“I spoke to Yaya on Tuesday and he was very shocked by the terrible news.“We have arranged with the Manchester Evening News (the local newspaper) to help us get the money to the people who really need it. We don’t want to send it somewhere and nobody knows where it will end up — we want to make sure it goes to people for whom every penny helps.”Seluk added that Toure is still in England despite the Premier League season drawing to a close last Sunday and so will be able to turn up in person to hand over the cheque. read more

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Hey America, here’s a team you can really love

first_imgOr at least get them a lot closer.“We fought our way back into this game, and that’s what our team is all about,” veteran defender Steve Cherundolo said. “We fight for every inch of playing field there is.”Fans have insisted for years that soccer is on the verge of becoming America’s game and critics have always shot back with “Oh yeah. When?”Kids have been playing for more than a generation now, and still the game is well below the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball on the U.S. sports Richter scale.But it is growing and gaining interest, there’s no denying that.More tickets for this World Cup were bought by Americans than fans in any other nation except South Africa, despite the considerable expense to get here. Before the game, Americans marched proudly through the streets outside the stadium, dressed in red, white and blue from their Uncle Sam-hatted heads to their toes.Back home, the World Cup is getting the kind of wall-to-wall TV coverage usually reserved for the other football’s big event, the Super Bowl. People went out of their way to watch the match, some from the comfort of their homes, others at bars and restaurants.America’s team didn’t disappoint.Part of the reason soccer has been so slow to take off in the United States—aside from the fact that, for much of the last century, the national team was about as good as Albania’s—is that it’s nothing like “our” football. We’re used to big, tough guys grinding their way to down the field. We revel in the game’s big hits and its brute physicality, and revere players who are only missing the proverbial lunch pail.The U.S. men may not have the shoulder pads and helmets, but they have the same mentality—and similar battle scars.Goalkeeper Tim Howard will be feeling Emile Heskey’s shoes on his bruised ribs whenever he breathes the next few days. The England forward slammed feet-first into Howard’s chest in the first half, a pain Howard described as “agony” and that left him writhing on the ground for several minutes.Yet Howard played on, and it was his big saves more than anything that ensured the Americans would finish as England’s equal. For one day, at least.“We’re a resilient side,” said Howard, who was named the man of the match. “We’re a tough side, and on our day, we can put a good performance in.”Make no mistake, England is a better team. Just as Spain was last summer, when the Americans upset the reigning European champions at the Confederations Cup. After Steven Gerrard scored in the fourth minute to put England up 1-0, most people figured the game—or at least the result—was a done deal.But there’s something about adversity that brings out the best in this team, a trait near and dear to every American’s heart.“The funny thing is, we talk about ‘Don’t concede early, Don’t concede early.’ And man, it’s been our trademark lately,” captain Carlos Bocanegra said. “Credit to our guys to stick to the plan and keep fighting.”Some of the English players used the word “luck” to describe the draw, and they may be right. England goalkeeper Robert Green did muff Clint Dempsey’s 25-yard shot that tied it up, after all.But 50 years from now, when fans are remembering the day when American soccer’s fortunes turned, the result is all that will matter. REPRESENTING U.S.A—National soccer team goalkeeper Tim Howard, left, laughs as forward Jozy Altidore, right, looks on, during a news conference in Irene, South Africa, June 10. by Nancy ArmourRUSTENBURG, South Africa (AP)—You want an America’s Team to get behind, America? Here you go.Scrappy, determined and not about to back down to anybody—not even big, bad England—the U.S. men hung on for a 1-1 draw at the World Cup on Saturday night that was every bit as good as a blowout victory. It’s the kind of effort the USA loves, and it might just give the Americans the major-league status they’ve been fighting for the last, oh, 20 years.last_img read more

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