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

Liverpool set Europe points record after 21 EPL games

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019/2020 English Premier League on Saturday means they have set a new record. It is for points gained from the first 21 games in any of Europe’s “big five” leagues. Here is where their record stands alongside the rest:England (EPL) Liverpool (2019/2020) M-21 W-20 D-1 L-0 P-61 Previous record Manchester City (2017/2018) M-21 W-19 D-2 L-0 P-59Spain (La Liga) FC Barcelona (2010/2011) M-21 W-19 D-1 L-1 P-58Italy (Serie A) Juventus (2018/2019) M-21 W-19 D-2 L-0 P-59Germany (Bundesliga) Bayern Munich (2013/2014) M-21 W-19 D-2 L-0 P-59France (Ligue 1) Paris St-Germain (2018/2019) M-21 W-19 D-2 L-0 P-59 *M-Matches, W-Wins, D-Draws, L-Losses, P-Points Reuters/NAN.Tags: BundesligaEnglish Premier LeagueFC BarcelonaJuventusLa LigaLigue 1LiverpoolParis St-GermainSerie Alast_img read more

Windies Women win last-ball thriller to take series lead

first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC) – West Indies Women survived a massive umpiring blunder in a tense final over to pull off a dramatic one-run victory off the last ball, in the opening One-Day International against India Women under lights here late Friday.With India requiring nine runs from the final over with one wicket intact at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, veteran off-spinner Anisa Mohammed snatched wickets off the first and last delivery to finish with her sixth five-wicket haul in ODIs, as the hosts took a vital 1-0 lead in the three-match series.Mohammed removed Ekta Bisht without scoring, caught at short backward point off the first delivery but tail-ender Jhulan Goswami eased the tension when she lofted the next ball to the cover boundary.Goswami was kept scoreless off the third delivery before controversy unfolded off the next ball when she swung to deep mid-wicket and hurried back for the second. Kyshona Knight’s excellent throw to Mohammed found Poonam Yadav short of her ground at the non-striker’s end, only for umpire Patrick Gustard to astonishingly rule not out.Captain Stafanie Taylor remonstrated openly with Gustard over the decision and tensions were further heightened when television replays showed Poonam had been indeed run out by some distance.With three runs needed of the last two balls, Windies Women regained their composure to restrict Goswami to one run off the penultimate delivery and with two runs needed from the last ball, Poonam holed out to Stacy-Ann King at point.Mohammed finished with five for 46 while fellow off-spinner Stafanie Taylor (2-30) and teenaged pace bowler Shabika Gajnabi (2-25) grabbed two wickets apiece.They combined to lead a West Indies comeback after opener Priya Punia top-scored with 75 to put India Women in command of the run chase at 170 for two in the 40th over.Punia faced 107 deliveries and struck six fours, posting 78 for the first wicket with Jemimah Rodrigues (41), 46 for the second wicket with Punam Raut (22) and a further 46 for the third wicket with captain Mitjhali Raj (20).Once Mohammed removed Punia in the 40th to a catch at mid-off by replacement player Gajnabi and then drew Raj from her crease and had her stumped in her next over, India Women lost their last eight wickets for 54 runs.Taylor had earlier produced a Player-of-the-Match 94 as the hosts rattled up 225 for seven off their 50 overs, after winning the toss.The right-hander blossomed after a slow start to stroke eight fours and two sixes in a 91-ball innings, before holing out at long off to a magnificent leaping one-handed catch by Harmanpreet Kaur on the ropes, to fall agonsingly short of three figures.Crucially, she put 78 for the fourth wicket with Chedean Nation who struck 43 from 51 balls with five fours, to pull the innings around after three wickets tumbled for 26 runs to leave the Windies on 77 for three in the 26th over.Natasha McLean had given West Indies a strong start, belting six fours and a six in an 82-ball 51, adding 51 for the first wicket with King (12).last_img read more