George Floyd’s funeral to be held June 9 in Texas

first_imgGeorge Floyd died on May 27 after a policeman knelt on the 46-year-old man’s neck for almost nine minutes. Floyd became unresponsive after almost three minutes.His death, captured on mobile phone footage, reignited long-felt anger over police killings of African Americans, and echoed high-profile cases that spurred the Black Lives Matter movement such as the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the July 2014 choking of Eric Garner in New York.Nationwide uproar sparked over police brutality, and protests and rioting — many that turned violent — erupted in more than 140 cities over the weekend.Crump announced the results of an autopsy arranged by Floyd’s family that shows he was suffocated by a Minneapolis police officer rather than dying from pre-existing heart problems as claimed by the official ruling. Topics : A funeral for George Floyd, the black man who died in US police custody after a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck, will be held June 9 in Houston, the family’s lawyer said Monday.”In Minneapolis, there will be a memorial here Thursday, at 1:00 to 3:00,” said attorney Ben Crump, speaking at a press conference in Minneapolis to report the findings of an independent autopsy.”On Saturday, there will be a memorial service in North Carolina, where he was born, at 1:00 to 3:00. And then on Tuesday, June the ninth, the funeral will take place in Houston, Texas at 11:00 am,” said Crump, who is representing the Floyd family.last_img read more

Serie A sets Sept. 30 bid deadline for media rights unit: Sources

first_imgSerie A presidents are expected to meet as soon as Oct. 6 to review the offers and select a preferred bidder to enter exclusive talks, the sources said.The meeting has yet to be formalized but would take place immediately after the summer transfer window, which will close on Oct. 5, they said.One of the sources cautioned, however, that the league might take longer to make up its mind.”This is going to be a long-lasting battle. We are nowhere close to the end,” he said.But Serie A is facing pressure to strike a new TV rights deal to replace the one that expires at the end of the current season.”It is important to decide quickly to give the new media company time to deal with the TV rights 2021-2024 sale”, one of the sources said. Serie A has asked buyout funds racing for a stake in its media rights business to submit their final offers by Sept. 30 as Italy’s top soccer league scramble to wrap up the process, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.Two rival private equity consortia led by CVC Capital Partners and Bain Capital are vying for a 10% stake in a newly created entity that will handle Italian league broadcasting rights for ten seasons.The two funds submitted initial proposals in early September valuing the stake at about 1.6 billion euros and are now working on improving the structure and terms of their respective bids, the sources said. The deal is seen as key to boosting the league’s vital broadcasting rights business, especially abroad, while helping its clubs, which include Juventus and AC Milan, weather the coronavirus crisis.Bain is in talks to strike a partnership deal with Spanish media rights agency Mediapro, which could add industry expertise to navigate the complexity of the Serie A transaction, two of the sources said.Mediapro, which was not immediately available for comment, has worked on the TV rights of other football leagues including Spain’s La Liga and France’s Ligue 1.CVC is also working on its final bid and exploring ways to sweeten its terms by Sept. 30, another source said.center_img Topics :last_img read more