Gates’ PBS series wins Peabody

first_img Read Full Story “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” with Henry Louis Gates Jr. has won the prestigious Peabody Award. The honor signifies excellence on television, radio and the Internet. Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher, Jr., University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.Written and presented by Gates, the six-hour series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed — forging their own history, culture, and society against unimaginable odds. Commencing with the origins of slavery in Africa, the series moves through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to the present — when America is led by a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.last_img read more

Palestinians ask Europe to send monitors for elections

first_imgPalestinian election officials have invited the European Union to send observers to monitor upcoming elections planned for the Palestinian legislature and presidency. The elections are seen as an important step toward ending a rift that has left the Palestinians divided between rival governments since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip from the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority in 2007. Past attempts at reconciliation have repeatedly failed. But Sunday’s invitation to the European Union was a sign that the Palestinians are serious about holding what will be their first elections in over 15 years. An EU official confirmed the bloc’s readiness to “provide everything possible for the success of the electoral process.”last_img

Study: Killings surge in 2020; pandemic, protests play roles

first_imgO’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Killings rose dramatically across the U.S. last year, and a study suggests that the coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice unrest were factors. The study released Monday by the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice, along with Arnold Ventures, looked at crime rates in 34 cities. It found a 30% spike in homicides in 2020 compared to 2019. Study leaders called for urgent action to improve relations with police and expand anti-violence initiatives. A study author says many officers were forced to quarantine last year, and maintaining social distancing kept them from the sort of community outreach needed to help stop violence before it happens.last_img

John Barnes tips Arsenal to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 23 Jul 2020 5:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.1kShares Aubameyang’s future at Arsenal is yet to be settled (Picture: Getty Images)‘However, if Aubameyang stays, then I don’t see him coming.‘I think if you look at any of the top players in Scotland that they could come down to England and be a success.‘He’s doing very well at the moment and could make the step up to the Premier League if he gets a move that’s right for him and works for how he plays.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMikel Arteta has consistently reiterated that he wants Aubameyang to stay at the club and speaking before Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa on Tuesday night, the Spaniard admitted that he is ‘confident’ that a deal can be struck.‘I like the way the conversations are going, I like what I’m hearing. I’m sure for both parties, the quicker we can do it, the better for everyone,’ Arteta said.‘I am confident he will extend his stay.’MORE: Dennis Bergkamp praises Mikel Arteta and opens door to Arsenal returnMORE: Bukayo Saka rewarded for breakthrough season with new Arsenal squad numberFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Edouard has had an outstanding season for Celtic (Picture: Getty Images)John Barnes says Arsenal will be ‘looking at’ Odsonne Edouard if their top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is to leave the club in the next transfer window.The Gabon international has less than 12 months remaining on his current deal at the Emirates and is yet to put pen to paper on a new contract.The Telegraph claim that the Gunners are ready to offer Aubameyang the £250,000-a-week terms that he is demanding, but, if an agreement cannot be reached, it will come as a hammer blow for Mikel Arteta’s side.French forward Edouard has been linked with a move to Arsenal after an impressive season for Celtic, with his 22 league goals and 7 assists helping fire Neil Lennon’s side to their ninth successive Scottish Premiership title.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTShould 31-year-old Aubameyang depart from the north London club, former Celtic boss and Liverpool legend Barnes believes Edouard will be on the Gunners’ radar.‘Odsonne Edouard is the top striker in Scotland and if Aubameyang was to leave Arsenal, then they will be looking at Edouard’s situation,’ Barnes told BonusCodeBets. John Barnes tips Arsenal to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Celtic’s Odsonne Edouardlast_img read more

The Sunshine Coast market has kicked into life chalking up record breaking sales and significant price growth

first_imgThe Sunshine Coast is popular not just for its beaches, but its properties too.Interstate buyers are back in the mix, as even with record breaking sales, the Sunshine Coast market is still considered good value to those in southern states.Tom Offermann Real Estate has handled two sales in the past week which he said had broken area records.A house at 21 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, which was listed for $22m sold this week for what Mr Offermann said was a record price. He would not reveal the exact sale price, but said it had broken the record set recently by the sale of former tennis champion Pat Rafter and his wife Lara’s Sunshine Beach mansion, which was listed for $18m.Mr Offermann has sold the Webb Rd property three times now.“In 1987 it was owned by a Londoner, an industrial chemist, who used the modest timber house for his annual holidays. He wanted $1 million, later confessing he thought he’d set me an impossible challenge, especially as it was my first year in business. But he was surprised to say the least when I returned with a contract.’’Mr Offermann said as well as Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne buyers, overseas interest from London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore had helped drive the resurgence in the market. Nic Hunter who listed 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Paul SmithFigures from CoreLogic reveal there are nine suburbs on the Sunshine Coast where the median house price rose by more than 10 per cent in the past three months.The best performer was Kings Beach where the median rose by 18.3 per cent to $750,000. It was followed by Mount Coolum, up 16.9 per cent to $655,000.There were 38 suburbs where the median house price increased by more than 10 per cent in the past year.The best performer was Bokarina with a 31.6 per cent increase to $750,000. Tanawah was the second best performer with its median up 28.9 per cent to $1,155,000. SUNSHINE COAST TOP PERFORMERS PAST 12 months BOKARINA – 31.6%TANAWAH – 28.9%KENILWORTH – 26.9%MONTVILLE – 26.7%BOREEN POINT – 25%EUDLO – 24.9%DIDDILLIBAH – 24%YANDINA CREEK – 21.2%PALMVIEW – 19.3%MUDJIMBA- 18.3%More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoWITTA – 18.1%MOUNT COOLUM – 18%CASTAWAYS BEACH – 17.7%COOTHARABA – 16.7%EERWAH VALE – 16%MINYAMA – 16%BLACK MOUNTAIN – 15.2%BATTERY HILL – 15%YAROOMBA- 15%REESVILLE – 14.7%ROSEMOUNT – 14.3%BEERBURRUM – 13.9%VERRIERDALE – 13.7%MOOLOOLAH VALLEY – 13%BUDDINA- 12.6%MAPLETON – 12%COOROY – 11.7%SUNRISE BEACH – 11.7%COOLUM BEACH – 11.6%TINBEERWAH – 11.3%COORAN – 11.3%POMONA – 10.9%TEWANTIN – 10.8%DICKY BEACH – 10.2%MOFFAT BEACH – 10.1%Source: CoreLogic Record breaking 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Paul Smith.THE Sunshine Coast market has kicked into life chalking up record breaking sales and significant price growth.Not that long ago owners on the Sunshine Coast wondered if price growth would ever return to the area.Prices were down and properties were selling slowly, but things have started to turn around, with two huge record sales in just the past week.Significant infrastructure spending on the Sunshine Coast, delivering a the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, major road upgrades, an expansion to the Sunshine Plaza has in part helped lead a resurgence in the Sunshine Coast market.last_img read more

UK’s Investment Association remains ‘committed’ to disputed code of conduct

first_imgThe UK asset management association has defended itself against accusations the departure of its chief executive would weaken its resolve to tackle fee transparency.Helena Morrissey, chair at the Investment Association, argued that the industry body had “always been conscious” of its duty to look after client assets, and said recent events – a likely allusion to the departure of Daniel Godfrey earlier this week – should not put its commitment in doubt.“Nothing has changed our collective commitment to putting customers first and, as part of that, to effective, transparent and competitive delivery to the millions of savers who depend upon the services we provide,” she said.Godfrey’s departure from the £532,000 (€680,000) a year role came amid concerns within the industry about the body’s direction of travel, and reports that several of its members would be letting their membership lapse at the end of the year. Guy Sears, currently director of risk, compliance and legal, has been named the association’s interim chief executive.IPE understands that some of the dissatisfaction stemmed from the 10 principles governing the conduct of the asset management industry, drafted during Godfrey’s tenure and published in August.The principles called for greater clarity on management fees and asked asset managers to agree that client interests always came first.Only 25 of the association’s 204 members, representing £1.8trn of its £5.5trn in assets, backed the principles when they were released.Godfrey had previously spoken of the need to view an asset manager’s fiduciary responsibility as a “moral code, a way of behaving” at a time when there was debate around enshrining the fiduciary responsibilities of providers into law.His departure earlier this week led responsible investment charity ShareAction to question whether industry concerns were being put ahead of the best interest of clients.Morrissey added: “The board and the industry remain committed to the values captured in the Statement of Principles, but we are listening to members with regard to how it is implemented.“There is no intention to make any changes to the ongoing executive pay project.”last_img read more

‘Shabu, marijuana’ seized in Villamonte

first_imgAntidrug personnel conduct inventory of the items seized from John Michael Leonardia and Dindo Barcillo. They were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City on July 10. CDEU/BCPO The suspects were nabbed after they sold a sachet of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover cop for P500 around 6:35 p.m. on July 10, it added. The 26-year-old resident John Michael Leonardia and 36-year-old Dindo Barcillo of Talisay City yielded the suspected shabu, a police report showed. Aside from suspected shabu, police also confiscated five grams of suspected marijuana.center_img The suspects were detained in the lockup cell of Police Station 4, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighing about 30 grams valued at around P204,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Villamonte.last_img read more

Premier League: Our survival in our own hands — Coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Aston Villa will go into Sunday’s Premier League clash at West Ham United knowing their future in the English top flight is in their own hands, manager Dean Smith said on Friday.Aston Villa climbed up to 17th in the standings after Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Arsenal and are above the drop zone only because of a better goal difference than Watford in 18th. Aston Villa, who spent more than 140 million pounds on transfers after gaining promotion last year, will stay up if they win at West Ham and Watford do not win away at Arsenal.However, a draw or a loss complicates the relegation scenario.“We control our own destiny and that’s what we wanted to have going into the last game,” Smith told reporters.“It was looking unlikely and that we’d have to rely on others, but results went our way… and we’re above the dotted line.“The most important thing is to be above that dotted line on Sunday and we know we have to win to guarantee that. We’ll be going all-out to win. “We’re also mindful of the fact that although they (West Ham) are safe now, they’ve been very good recently.“They had a massive win against Watford and a big point against a really in-form Manchester United in the week.”Aston Villa had struggled for form since the season restarted last month following the COVID-19 hiatus, with a six-match winless run denting their survival bid.However, Smith’s side have picked up seven points from their last three games.“It’s been physically demanding on myself and the coaching staff. It’s been tough for the players,” Smith added. “To come into a period of games with less training than you would normally have. That was always going to be tough… These lads have managed to deal with it so far.“We’ve got one game to go and we know it’s a massive one.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: ArsenalAston VillaDean SmithWatfordWest Ham Unitedlast_img read more

Richards – I’m still happy at City

first_img The 25-year-old told BT Sport: “I did say at the start of the season I wanted to see the manager’s plans and I’m in his plans, as he’s said all along, so we’ll see what the future holds, but I’m happy at Manchester City. “I’ve been here since I was 14, it’s a club I love. “Before I got my injuries, I was number-one choice. It’s only because I got injuries and Pablo Zabaleta has done so well, I find myself not playing as regular. I’m fully fit now and I’m ready to show everyone what I can do. “It was a big decision for the manager to play me in the Bayern Munich game after only playing one game previously in the cup against Wigan so it shows massive confidence in me.” Meanwhile, defender Martin Demichelis is closing in on a first-team debut after pulling on a City shirt for the first time. The Argentinian defender joined City at the start of September from Atletico Madrid but damaged knee ligaments in his first week of training. Demichelis played 45 minutes in the elite development squad’s 2-2 draw with Rochdale on Wednesday night. With a return date for captain Vincent Kompany still uncertain, Demichelis’ return to fitness has come at a good time, although Saturday’s trip to West Ham may come too soon. Micah Richards insists he is happy at Manchester City despite failing to hold down a place in the side. The full-back has played only twice this season, once in the Capital One Cup and once in the Champions League against Bayern Munich. Injuries limited Richards to eight appearances last season and there had been speculation he may seek to leave the Etihad Stadium but he is confident he is in Manuel Pellegrini’s thoughts. Demichelis, who played under Pellegrini at River Plate and Malaga, told “It was important to play and get the confidence back. My knee responded very well and I’m very happy after working very hard to get here. “It was difficult at the beginning with the injury but that allowed me to meet everybody at the club and feel confident and comfortable with everybody so it’s fantastic now and I’m looking forward to my debut.” Midfielder Jack Rodwell also played in the game, which City won on penalties. The 22-year-old, who has been dogged by injury problems during his time at City, has made only one first-team appearance this season, in the goalless draw with Stoke in September. Rodwell is hoping to be given the nod for West Ham, saying: “I’m fit. I proved it playing 90 minutes so we’ll see. I haven’t trained too much but I’m available for selection.” He will also hope to force his way back into the England squad after Roy Hodgson’s side booked their place at the World Cup finals in Brazil with victory over Poland. Rodwell’s last appearance for his country came in a friendly in Brazil in June, and he said: “Brazil’s looming in the future and obviously I’ve got one eye on it but one step at a time. “Hopefully I’ll get in the (City) team soon and keep playing.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Garcia close to Zenit move

first_img The Spaniard is reportedly undergoing a medical with the Russian club and has already been pictured wearing a Zenit shirt. The proposed move, thought to be worth around £12million, would end a two-year spell at the Etihad Stadium for Garcia, who joined from Benfica for £15.8million. Press Association Zenit St Petersburg appear to be closing in on the signing of midfielder Javi Garcia from Manchester City. The 28-year-old, signed from Wolfsburg for £27million in 2011, has previously spoken of his desire to stay and now it seems negotiations with the club are progressing well. The Bosnia international, who scored 26 goals last season, told German magazine Kicker: “We are currently talking about a new contract. “It looks very good in terms of staying here a bit longer. “I have been here for nearly four years now, and feel better and better. I will give my all to show what I can do. “The second half of last season was the best I had in my entire time here, and I want to draw on that. “I want to get better every year, to score even more goals. I am 28 – my best time is now.” Garcia, 27, was signed under former manager Roberto Mancini but never became a regular starter for the Italian or his successor Manuel Pellegrini. His departure would follow the £10million exit of fellow midfielder Jack Rodwell to Sunderland earlier this month. City effectively already have a replacement for Garcia in the squad having signed Fernando from Porto in June. Eliaquim Mangala, Willy Caballero, Frank Lampard, Bruno Zuculini and Bacary Sagna are the other new faces in the champions’ squad ahead of the new season. City begin the defence of their Barclays Premier League crown at Newcastle on Sunday. This week has also seen the City key pair of captain Vincent Kompany and playmaker David Silva sign new five-year contracts. Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov agreed fresh terms earlier this summer. Now striker Edin Dzeko, who is in the final year of his current deal, has suggested that he could be the next to re-sign. last_img read more