NBA champion Stephen Jackson opens up about friendship with George Floyd during ‘Today’ interview

first_img“I haven’t been the same since I’ve seen it.”Watch @craigmelvin’s full interview with Stephen Jackson, a former NBA player and lifelong friend of George Floyd, who died while in Minneapolis police custody. pic.twitter.com/4qsdbBMxeB— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 28, 2020“We’re going to get change. This is not right. Some kind of way we have to figure this out,” Jackson said. “Because you don’t want — Americans, you don’t want us pulling the ‘you’ on you.”You don’t want the people you’ve been brutalizing, the people you’ve been treating like trash, you don’t want them to turn around and do that on you. And that’s why America’s so scared of us. But we’re not going to do that. We come from a place of love … I’m going to get justice for my friend.”MORE: LeBron references Kaepernick protest after death of George FloydFloyd died Monday after a Minneapolis police officer, identified as Derek Chauvin, kept a knee pressed against Floyd’s neck for an extended period as he was prone on the street, periodically pleading for help and exclaiming he was having difficulty breathing.All four officers at the scene, including Chauvin, were fired by the Minneapolis police department.”For five straight minutes a white officer on our police department pressed his knee into the neck of a black man who was handcuffed, who was no threat and was articulating very clearly how he was impacted, how his physical health was being damaged and how he couldn’t breathe,” Mayor Jacob Frey told CNN.Frey has said the action used against Floyd in pinning his head to the ground is contrary to department policy, and he wants criminal charges brought against the officer.Melvin spoke to Jackson about the point in the videotape of Floyd’s arrest that he cries for his mother, who had passed away two years earlier. Jackson responded emotionally, “It hurt, because I knew that was a cry for help. I’m a black man, and I’m a strong black man, and I knew Floyd. That’s a cry for help. We don’t scream our mother’s name like that unless we know something is wrong and our life is in jeopardy … and we can’t control it.”“I knew that was a cry for help… we don’t scream our mother’s name like that unless we know something is wrong and our life is in jeopardy,” Stephen Jackson says about video of his friend, George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/ea98wo2A9i— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 28, 2020A second night of protests in Minneapolis late Wednesday in response to Floyd’s death turned violent. One person was shot and killed. An auto parts store and construction site were set on fire. A department store and several other businesses were looted.Asked what Floyd would think of these protests, Jackson said, “He would be happy that the people are fighting for him, but that’s not the way he’d want them to do it. He’d want the people responsible for his death penalized. He wasn’t the type of people to hurt innocent people. We were the same type of people … We’d ride and see a homeless person, and if we can’t do nothing for him, we’ll get emotional. So this is not what Floyd would want. Floyd would want everybody standing together and fighting for justice. And that’s it. He’s not the type of person to promote violence.” Jackson played 14 seasons in the NBA, winning a championship with the Spurs in 2003, and now is a basketball analyst for ESPN. He said his friendship with Lloyd was “meant to be.” They were introduced by a mutual friend and came to call each other “Twin.” Jackson described Floyd as his “best friend.”Jackson said he was sent the video of Floyd being restrained by his girlfriend’s mother and did not immediately recognize that it was his friend on the ground.Stephen Jackson explains how he found out about the death of his lifelong friend, George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/YFG1fDY079— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 28, 2020“I was thinking it’s just another video that’s she’s sending me, another black man getting murdered by the police. And I didn’t really pay attention to it,” Jackson said. “As I clicked out of the message, I had 50 messages, and I clicked on one of them from my friend, Mike D, and it said: ‘You see what they did to Twin in Minnesota?’ And I jumped up, screamed, scared my daughter, almost broke my hand punching stuff because I was so mad … It just destroyed me, and I haven’t been the same since I’ve seen it.” “Change is going to start with George Floyd.”NBA champion Stephen Jackson said much about his longtime friend, George Floyd, during a six-minute interview Thursday morning on NBC’s “Today” show, successfully fighting back tears at one point during his conversation with co-host Craig Melvin. His most salient message, though, was the hopeful declaration that Floyd’s death at the hands of police will be the last of these cases that have turned men such as Rodney King, Eric Garner, Philando Castile and now, George Floyd, into household names not for what they did, but what was done to them.last_img read more

The Nelson Daily Team of the Week

first_imgThe title was good enough to earn the squad the prestigious The Nelson Daily Team of the Week honours.The squad includes, from left, Sienna Harding, Jena Wheeldon, Erica Augsten, Katie Bow, Chiara Chirico, Claire Anitefeau, Sarah Wade, Maddy Murphy, Jan Douglas, Emily Wolf, Anouk Vuik, Arianna Murphy-Steed, Kelly Rose Heath and Aroha Taiatini-Senechal. Cowan’s Office Supply scored four times in the second half to double Kaslo Jazz 4-2 in the final of the Nelson Youth Soccer U14 Girl’s House Division Final Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.Erica Augsten and Aroha Taiatini-Senechal each scored twice for Cowan’s.last_img

Hughes shines in chilly London

first_imgLONDON, England:Zharnel Hughes is not too keen on the idea of swapping Jamaica’s sunshine for the wet and chilly British weather, but the Anguilla-born sprinter, who now represents Great Britain, felt his 200-metre win at yesterday’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games was a special experience for him.Hughes, who trains at the University of the West Indies with the Racers Track Club, came off the curve in touching distance of American Dedric Dukes but was too strong, showing impressive resilience to hold off his competitor to cross the line in a personal-best 20.05 seconds with arms stretched wide.Dukes was second in 20.14, with South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana finishing third in 20.20. Jamaican pair Nickel Ashmeade, 20.24, and Julian Forte, 20.25 were fourth and fifth, respectively.”It was great competing here (London Olympic Stadium) and I look forward to coming back,” Hughes said. “It was something special for me. I told myself that I was going to give it my best and ensure that the crowd is satisfied and I came out and did it.””I got the win and I’m very happy about that. What else could I ask for? I thank God,” Hughes added.Can break 20 secondsThe former Kingston College standout, the 2014 winner in Class One 100m at the Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, shared that he is confident that he can now break the 20 seconds barrier and says his target for the World Championships is to finish in a medal position.”I definitely think I have announced myself to the UK public. I changed my mindset in training. I told myself I had to come out and perform, and to keep dropping my personal best like this is a great feeling,” Hughes said. “For the World Championships, the target is to definitely get a medal.””The weather, to be honest, I was looking outside my window at the hotel before the meet and was saying it would pour. Just before I came out I saw it had cleared up but it was still a bit chilly, but I got the win, so no complaints,” said Hughes before stating his preference for the Caribbean climate.- Andre Lowelast_img read more

UP ends slump, sends UST reeling to eighth straight loss

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “This is just too difficult for us because we just wanted to get another win after the three losses we had,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol. “This is something that can perk us up, make us believe again that we can still do this.”Despite the win, the rebounding department was a cause of concern for UP after the UST dominated the rebounds, 61-40. “Every time we go up against UST, it’s always going to be a classic for us,” said Perasol. “I don’t think that we will be able to outrebound the lineup of UST and true enough we’re outrebounded by 21.”The Maroons, though, were able to neutralized the Growling Tigers’ advantage by forcing them to 23 turnovers that led to 24 points.Janjan Jaboneta had 12 points in his first start to pace the Fighting Maroons while Jun Manzo and Paul Desiderio added 11 and 10 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ After international duties, Raymar Jose takes talents to PBA Outtara missed out on a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds for UP.Lee had a game-high 17 points to lead UST while Akomo added seven points, 20 rebounds, and four blocks. The win allowed UP to take the no. 5 seed with a 4-4 record, half a game behind Far Eastern University.Ibrahim Outtara scored on a layup to give UP a 70-64 lead with 1:16 to go but UST managed to score five unanswered points with Lee drilling a three from the left wing to cut the lead to one, 70-69, with 11 seconds remaining in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAfter a split from the line from point guard Jun Manzo, UST center Steve Akomo secured the rebound for UST with 9.2 seconds left and the Growling Tigers immediately started to run the break.Marvin Lee then had two attempts to play hero for UST but both of his shots bounced in and out of the rim. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson FILE Photo – UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines recovered from its three-game losing streak in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, nipping University of Santo Tomas, 71-69, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fighting Maroons had a promising start to the season, going 3-1 but lost their final three games of the first round to fall to 3-4ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Pat Ferris wins the Baldonnel Time Trail Again

first_imgComing up:Sunday is the 26th running of the 15 Mile Blizzard / Pheonix time trial trophy races. This is happening from the Pineview Pullout at 10: am.Bob Andrews will be defending this year from 12 time past winner Pat Ferris, who has not won this event since 2000.Barb Polehoykie is the defending Womens winner. She will be up against challenger Sandy McDonald and past double winner Jolea Bilodeau.Adam Bilodeau is the Under 19 defending champ.www.ferrisfastcycles.com Advertisement **SubmittedPat Ferris was the repeat winner of the Thursday night Baldonnel time trial with a 16 km time of 24:58. Bob Andrews was second at 25:29 and Roger St. Jean third at 26:05 and Gord Harris was 4th, 3 seconds back.Sandy McDonald was 5th at 26:20. Her time was only 9 seconds away from the all time Womens course record of 26:11 set by Janelle Morrison back in 1997.Richard Wood was 6th at 27:24, Gilbert Bilodeau 27:35, Barb Polehoykie 28:32, Sam Keats 28:40 and Dean Lowry 28:42 to round out the top ten times.- Advertisement -Simon Andrews was 11th at 28: 45, Ken Nix at 30:03, Floyd Polehoykie 30:14, Owen Giebelhaus 31:12, Trisha Gladysz 31:22, Pat Egan 31:25, Kevin Fell 33:10, Bill Lindsay 34:23, Clayton Woodruff 35:22 and Christina Woodruff 35:30.Rob Churchill won the 8 km with 13:58. Dawn Gladysz was second at 18:19 and Jordy Doerksen third at 21:58.Thanks Adam Currie for timing!Advertisementlast_img read more

Man shot in drive-by shooting during night out with friends

first_imgA 27-year-old man is now battling for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was shot while attempting to solicit a taxi with two of his friends on Sunday morning.Alanka Hompus, of Best Village, West Coast Demerara (WCD), was seen consuming alcohol on Saturday evening with his friends at a popular bar located at Crane village, WCD.Based on information gathered, about 02:30h on Sunday, the trio left the location after the bar closed, but they want to party more, so they started to walk along the Crane Old Road area in search of a taxi to transport them to another drinking spot.However, before the trio could locate a cab, they came under fire from one of the occupants of a blue motor car that was driving past them.One of the bullets reportedly hit Hompus to the left side of his abdomen causing him to fall to the roadway as the car sped away.Guyana Times was told that the injured man was picked and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), where he was immediately admitted.Upon initial examination, it was confirmed that the bullet was lodged in Hompus’ abdomen.At approximately 03:30h on Sunday, the injured man was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital owing to the severity of his condition.Meanwhile, investigators visited the scene where they combed the area, but no spent shells were found. The car involved in the crime has not been located and no arrest in this regard has been made.Region Three Police Commander, Senior Superintendent Linden Lord, when contacted on Sunday, told this newspaper that an active investigation was underway, and his ranks were working to locate the motor car that was involved in the shooting incident.last_img read more

£25m Man United bid, midfielder deal ‘done’ and £21.5m star linked with Old Trafford – all the latest rumours

first_img 7 Asmir Begovic (Stoke) – Find out which £21.5m star Man United are in pole position for by clicking on… – Former Manchester United star Bosnich also gave his view on the goalkeeping situation at Old Trafford and reckons they can beat Chelsea to the signing of the Bosnia shot-stopper. The Aussie believes if De Gea quits the club they’ll be able to snare him with the offer of guaranteed first-team football. With David De Gea’s future up in the air, Galatasaray’s goalkeeper Fernando Muslera is now a reported target. Click right for more of the latest Manchester United transfer rumours… – The Red Devils will be hard pressed to find a quality replacement for their Spanish shot-stopper but, if they do lose their star man, they are making plans should the worst happen. It is being reported by Turkish newspaper Vatan Louis van Gaal has already tabled a £25m bid for 72-cap Uruguayan glovesman Fernando Muslera. 7 Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) – Click right to see which other goalkeeper could replace De Gea at Old Trafford… – It’s a transfer saga that is now running into its second summer, but finally it may be about to come to a halt with the Frenchman joining Manchester United. “That will go ahead from what I’ve heard,” ex-Red Devil Mark Bosnich has told talkSPORT. Angelo Henriquez – Forgotten man Henriquez has enjoyed his summer as a member of Chile’s Copa America winning squad – coming on for Eduardo Vargas in the final. The striker hit 21 goals on loan at Dinamo Zagreb last season and is reportedly set to wrap up a permanent move to the Croatian giants. Pre-season training has started today for Manchester United’s stars with new boy Memphis Depay linking up with his team-mates for the first time.Wantaway goalkeeper David De Gea will also be back out on the training pitch despite the latest rumours surrounding his future at Old Trafford.But which other players might be joining Depay at Carrington this summer, and who will depart?Click the right about above to find out the latest news about the Red Devils’ transfer business… Nicolas Gaitan (Benfica) – See which Man United title winner could be on his way out of the club, next… – Manchester United are in pole position to land Argentine midfielder Gaitan after it was revealed by Spanish paper AS that the Portuguese side will only sell if their £21.5m valuation is met. Atletico Madrid had been keen on a part-exchange deal including Angel Correa but it’s likely Benfica will turn this down. 7 7 Robin van Persie – Find out the latest on David De Gea’s future next… – On Saturday there were reports the striker had agreed personal terms with Fenerbahce, though the player’s agent has since refuted these though. This hasn’t stopped Guardian reporter Jamie Jackson telling talkSPORT the Dutchman IS for sale but a move to Turkey may have faltered over financial issues. David De Gea – Click right to see which Copa America striker is about to sign a deal… – After spending some relaxing time in his home city of Madrid, De Gea has returned to Manchester as normal and will be starting pre-season with the rest of his team-mates. It’s believed the Red Devils will now make him one final contract offer as they attempt to keep him at Old Trafford. If he refuses, Real Madrid still face a fight to sign him, as Van Gaal is demanding Sergio Ramos moves the other way. 7 7 7last_img read more

DDTV: WATCH MOJO GOGO’S STUNNING NEW VIDEO HERE

first_imgDONEGAL rockers Mojo GoGo have launched their second single – with a brilliant video to match. The video for ‘Dancing With Me On Your Mind’ is another home-produced wonder, put together by Sean Doogan and Ciaran McCann.Derry-based Mojo GoGo, made up of Niki Pollock and Paul Rodgers from Dungloe, Keelin Gallagher from Killybegs and Jordan Carty from Donegal Town are hoping their latest track is as big as their first – Like The Sun.You can buy their latest track on iTunes.  DDTV: WATCH MOJO GOGO’S STUNNING NEW VIDEO HERE was last modified: February 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: WATCH MOJO GOGO’S STUNNING NEW VIDEO HERElast_img read more

Uruguay vs Portugal: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted team line-ups and more

first_img Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song 4 Fernando Santos (Portugal): “They are a typical South American side.“It’s not just in this World Cup that they have not been conceding goals – it has been like that for the whole of 2018.“Oscar Tabarez is the longest-serving international manager. That means he has a very strong relationship with his players.”What the players are saying:Sebastian Coates (Uruguay): “We will mark him [Cristiano Ronaldo] the same respect we mark everyone, despite him being a superstar. You don’t prepare a match just looking at one player.” ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch LU BEAUTY You’re the one NO JOY SUPERSTITION Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates. Bruno Alves (Portugal) “I don’t think it will be a duel between Suarez and Ronaldo.“It’s a match between the two teams, Portugal and Uruguay, and we’ll do everything we can to win.”How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Team newsUruguay may be able to recall centre-back Jose Gimenez after he missed the game against Russia with a back injury.Meanwhile, Portugal winger Gelson Martins and left-back Raphael Guerreiro are in contention to play after they returned to full training, but defensive midfielder William Carvalho is a doubt after he missed a training session on Thursday. Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Fallon d’Floor Predicted teamsUruguay: Fernando Muslera; Martin Caceres, Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin, Diego Laxalt; Nahitan Nandez, Matias Vecino, Lucas Torreira, Rodrigo Bentancur; Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.Portugal: Rui Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro, William; Adrien Silva, Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Mario; Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s set to be an uncompromising battle in Sochi on Saturday night as Uruguay take on Portugal in World Cup 2018.The last 16 match could be a bruising encounter with both sides flecked with fearsome and formidable players to compliment their technical team-mates. Pure class 4 Shy guy Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings diamond geezer Many believe this is a duel between Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo but to reduce it to these two men would be denigrating to their excellent compatriots who have helped them to this stage.It could be a classic in Russia and you can listen to it live on talkSPORT from 7pm.What the managers are saying:Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay): “We need to improve very quickly [from the performance against Russia], because any match in the round of 16 will be extremely difficult.“For me the holy grail of football is the word ‘balance’. When we attack we need to be able to attack, but it doesn’t come from an abstract suggestion.” Good times Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Latest World Cup 2018 news misery Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers 4 talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo face each other as Uruguay play Portugal in the last 16 of World Cup 2018. 4 Ricardo Quaresma and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate against Iran. Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Portugal head coach Fernando Santos. Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches last_img read more

Thundery downpours to batter Donegal as Met Eireann issue Status Yellow warning

first_imgA status yellow rain warning has been issued for Donegal as heavy downpours are set to strike the county. Met Eireann has warned of a risk of localised flooding due in certain areas due to the incoming persistent rain.There is the risk of heavy thundery downpours on Monday from 12pm to 4pm, especially over Munster and Leinster which may lead to spot flooding. There will be heavy thundery downpours this afternoon and evening, especially over Munster and Leinster which may lead to spot flooding. Becoming warm with top temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees in light variable or northeasterly breezes. pic.twitter.com/2EpnbMUIv2— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 24, 2019Thundery downpours to batter Donegal as Met Eireann issue Status Yellow warning was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more