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22 сентября, 22:35

James Comey's Rough Reception at Howard University

The former FBI director has been at the center of controversy for months, but protestors at the historically black university on Friday focused on his history of comments about race and policing.

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22 сентября, 17:42

St Louis protests: three years since Ferguson, why hasn't anything changed?

Since the police shooting of Mike Brown, there’s been little progress – as was evident in St Louis as police mocked people protesting officer Jason Stockley’s acquittalIt’s become a familiar scene in the the city’s metropolitan area, equal parts deja vu and cliche. Related: St Louis police condemned for 'alarming' attitude towards protesters Continue reading...

21 сентября, 19:05

Ayr Gold Cup meeting abandoned due to waterlogged track

Ayr clerk: ‘We’re forecast up to six [more] millimetres of rain todayPerth jockeys have bans reduced to two days following BHA appealSaturday’s Ayr Gold Cup card has been abandoned after a waterlogged area of the track failed to show the required improvement overnight, with more rain is forecast. When Friday’s card was called off shortly after 7pm on Thursday, an inspection was called for noon on Friday to assess conditions ahead of the big meeting, but that was brought forward. As a result, it means the whole three-day fixture on the west coast of Scotland has been called off. Continue reading...

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21 сентября, 00:03

Nervous Arsenal scrape past Doncaster after Theo Walcott’s neat finish

The circumstances might have been low-key compared to Wenger-Ferguson duels of old, but the second generation of a legendary footballing family did his upmost to ensure it was an edgy, vehemently competed affair as Arsenal squeaked past Doncaster Rovers. Darren Ferguson’s team gave Arsenal a fright as a contest that looked relatively comfortable in the first half turned into a nail-biter.The Carabao Cup might not be a priority – the lowest recorded crowd since Arsenal moved to the Emirates of 44,064 attested to a certain lack of enthusiasm in north London – but Doncaster and their merry followers were able to admire a battling performance that belied their position in the lower reaches of League One. Continue reading...

20 сентября, 20:45

Carabao Cup: third-round action plus fourth-round draw - as it happened

Fourth round draw: Spurs face West Ham, Chelsea draw EvertonMatch report: Manchester United 4-1 Burton AlbionMatch report: Chelsea 5-1 Nottingham ForestMatch report: Arsenal 1-0 DoncasterMatch report: WBA 1-2 Manchester CityMatch report: Everton 3-0 Sunderland 10.11pm BST The fourth-round draw in full:Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham UnitedBristol City v Crystal PalaceSwansea City v Manchester UnitedArsenal v Norwich CityChelsea v EvertonManchester City v Wolverhampton WanderersLeicester City v Leeds UnitedBournemouth v Middlesbrough 10.08pm BST Bournemouth v Middlesbrough. And that completes the fourth-round draw, ties to be played the week commencing October 23. Continue reading...

20 сентября, 16:49

Как «сплавить» тренера в футболе? Инструкция по применению

Невыразительная игра и слабые результаты «Спартака» возродили к жизни одну из вечных околофутбольных тем: игроки «сплавляют» тренера.

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20 сентября, 12:25

Darren Ferguson: 'Arsène Wenger is sorting the tickets for my father at Arsenal'

Doncaster’s manager will recreate a famous touchline pairing when he takes on Arsenal in the Carabao Cup. He discusses Wenger, Sir Alex’s advice and his Premier League ambitionsIn his office overlooking Doncaster Rovers’ lush training pitches Darren Ferguson is telling a story that neatly illustrates how close his father, Sir Alex, and Arsène Wenger are these days. Ferguson Jr’s side play Arsenal on Wednesday night in a Carabao Cup tie that pits two famous managerial names against each other again.Ferguson Sr and Wenger were sworn enemies during the late 1990s and early 2000s, when Manchester United and Arsenal duelled as English football’s pre‑eminent forces. The enmity, though, has faded and Wenger’s friendship with the retired Scot is borne out by the fact the Frenchman is helping Ferguson Sr to be at the Emirates to see his son’s side take on the Gunners. Continue reading...

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20 сентября, 08:04

While St. Louis Faces New Protests, Ferguson Is Making 'Good Progress'

“The police department’s outlook and view is vastly different than it used to be," Ferguson's police chief says.

20 сентября, 00:00

Police Violence Against Black Men Is Rare

Philippe Lemoine, National ReviewA few days ago, former police officer Jason Stockley, who is white, was acquitted of first-degree murder; he had fatally shot Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black, in 2011. Protests started in St. Louis, where the shooting took place and Stockley was judged, immediately after the verdict was announced. Although they were initially peaceful, they soon turned violent, and dozens of protesters were arrested while several police officers were injured. Since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, just outside St. Louis, in 2014, this has become a familiar pattern.

20 сентября, 00:00

When Will Black Lives Matter in St. Louis?

Nicole Nelson, New York Times On Aug. 9, 2014, Mike Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a police officer in the St. Louis suburb Ferguson, Mo. What followed were months of overwhelmingly nonviolent protests that were policed by law enforcement officers who wore riot gear, shook their batons at protesters and took joy-rides in heavily armored military vehicles. In November 2014, a grand jury decided not to indict Mr. Wilson, and a few months later federal investigators cleared him of any wrongdoing

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19 сентября, 21:36

Trump has used the UN effectively: Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson, "The Square and the Tower" author and Stanford University's Hoover Institution, discusses President Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

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19 сентября, 20:50

Plumbers’ merchant Ferguson gains despite Amazon threat

Steady wider market lifts FTSE 100 by 0.3%

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19 сентября, 14:48

Том Круз возвращается на съемки фильма «Миссия невыполнима» после перелома лодыжки

Голливудский актер Том Круз заявил о возвращении на съемочную площадку фильма «Миссия невыполнима 6» после серьезной травмы.

18 сентября, 23:14

OF NARRATIVES PAST AND PRESENT: In the new issue of Commentary, Andrew Ferguson profiles veteran DC …

OF NARRATIVES PAST AND PRESENT: In the new issue of Commentary, Andrew Ferguson profiles veteran DC journalist Elizabeth Drew, whom he describes as “Washington’s Keeper of the Narratives.” Every administration gets suited up with the Divided White House Narrative at some point; Donald Trump’s is just the latest to succumb, and Ronald Reagan’s never outgrew […]

18 сентября, 19:01

Protests resume in St Louis after 80 arrests

A racially mixed crowd of demonstrators locked arms and marched quietly through downtown St Louis yesterday morning to protest the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black suspect,

18 сентября, 14:54

8 скандалов британской королевской семьи, о которых они предпочли бы забыть

Британская королевская семья, возможно, одна из самых уважаемых в мире. Но также она одна из самых скандальных. Про них можно было бы снять целый сериал. Мы решили вспомнить 8 эпизодов из их жизни, которые они точно мечтали бы стереть из памяти (и своей, и окружающих).

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17 сентября, 23:19

Third day of protests expected in St. Louis over police acquittal

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A third day of protests were expected in St. Louis on Sunday after the acquittal of a white former policeman in the fatal shooting of a black man, demonstrations that evoked memories of riots following the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in nearby Ferguson.

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17 сентября, 22:26

Wayne Rooney loses out in battle of Manchester United’s past and present | Jamie Jackson

Wayne Rooney made his first return to Old Trafford since leaving and it was not a happy one as his replacement Romelu Lukaku overshadowed himThe heavens opened after only three minutes and so Wayne Rooney was being soaked as Antonio Valencia flashed home a sweet volley that gave Manchester United the lead moments later. This was not the way the club’s record goalscorer imagined his return.Rooney last faced United at this venue on Boxing Day 2003 when Everton lost 3-2 against a Sir Alex Ferguson side that featured Tim Howard, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Bellion. While Rooney’s status then as Old Trafford’s golden boy was still in the future, this match might have been billed as United Past versus United Present. With Rooney donning Everton livery, the home crowd would see their 253-goal man line up against his replacement, Romelu Lukaku, whose six goals in six games was a dream start to his career after moving from Goodison Park. Rooney had scored in Everton’s first two Premier League games but nothing since. Continue reading...

17 сентября, 17:51

Protesters Smash Windows, Throw Bricks At Cops In Second Night Of St. Louis Violence

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For the second consecutive night, peaceful daytime protests descended into late-night violence with broken windows and thrown rocks, water bottles and garbage can lids following Friday's acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black suspect. A small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests. According to the Asociated Press, the confrontation took place late Saturday night in the Delmar Loop area of University City, a suburb about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of St. Louis near Washington University. The area is known for concert venues, restaurants, shops and bars, and includes the Blueberry Hill club where rock legend Chuck Berry played for many years. A pocket of protesters threw bricks, rocks and projectiles with paint at police as officers tried to disperse the crowds. Nine people were arrested Saturday night during the protests, two police departments in the area said. Shortly before 11 p.m. at Leland and Delmar, a small group of protesters threw chunks of concrete at police and broke windows at numerous Delmar Loop businesses. A chair was thrown through the window of a Starbucks. One protester was seen hitting a police SUV with a hammer. Police made more than a half-dozen arrests witnessed by reporters, including a protester who was carried away by officers by his arms and legs. Earlier in the day, hundreds of protesters marched through the Delmar Loop near nightfall Saturday, as Mayor Lyda Krewson appealed to residents for calm and normalcy going into the second night of protests. "These are not the images we want to see of our city," Krewson told reporters at an early evening news conference, referring to violence in the Central West End the night before that included damage to her house. "We have some work to do here." She implored residents to "go about their lives" amid canceled events and uncertainty about how long the unrest would continue. "I know our small-business owners would appreciate seeing you again," she said. "Of course, go to work, of course go out to eat. We shouldn't be so fearful here." By shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, more than a thousand protesters carrying "Black Lives Matter" signs and chanting things like "No Justice, No Profits" were blocking the major intersection at Skinker and Forest Park Parkway near Washington University. Police later closed Delmar for the marchers, who were relatively peaceful going into the evening. Some yelled "F--- the police!" while others shook officers' hands. As the chaos escalated, scores of police officers in riot gear pushed forward against the demonstrators just after 11 p.m. — about two hours after daytime protest organizers had congratulated their followers on keeping their demonstrations peaceful. By 11:30, about 200 police officers had pushed most of the protesters out of the area and the violence and vandalism appeared to be dissipating. The sidewalks along the vibrant area of restaurants and shops were strewn with glass from broken windows. University City had been the scene of a peaceful march earlier in the evening to protest the previously discussed ruling on Friday which cleared ex-officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. That march ended with organizers calling for people to leave and reconvene Sunday afternoon. But a few dozen protesters refused to go. Police ordered them to disperse, saying the protest was illegal. Hundreds of police in riot gear eventually moved in with armored vehicles. The demonstrators retreated down a street, breaking windows with trash cans and throwing objects at police. Among property damage Friday night, police said in a statement, were broken windows and thrown red paint at Krewson's home near Lake and Waterman; shattered windows at various locations in the area including a Subway sandwich shop, a Walgreen's, the St. Louis Public Library's Schlafly Branch, and several local businesses; broken vehicle windows including those on two police vehicles; and 18 fires. Among numerous canceled St. Louis events for the weekend were planned concerts by U2 and Ed Sheeran, because police couldn't guarantee security. * * * Cori Bush, a social worker and activist who is running for Congress in Missouri's St. Louis-based 1st District, helped lead the marchers early Saturday evening. At the intersection of Skinker and Delmar boulevards, she called for a six-minute "die-in" for the six years since the fatal police shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith. Bush said city officials and media focused too much on the vandalism in the Central West End late Friday night. "None of it could've happened at all, had there not been a dead body, had there not been a police officer who did something absolutely horrendous," she said on loud speaker to the crowd. "The message is simple: stop killing us," she said. "Black folks say, stop killing us." * * * Several protesters were seen in handcuffs, and city and county police later tweeted that they had arrested at least nine people. Police were seen carrying one handcuffed man away from the scene upside down. At least one demonstrator was treated after he was hit with pepper spray. After the burst of violence ended, a reporter for The Associated Press found at least half of the businesses on one side of the street with broken windows along a two block area. Sam Thomas, who was helping his friend clean up the glass from the shattered windows of his clothing and accessories boutique, OSO, said he understood why people were angry. The U.S. justice system is broken and needs to be fixed, Thomas said. "I'm not saying this is the right way to fix it," he said of the damage. "The window isn't murdered. Nobody is going to have a funeral for the window. We can replace it." As reported yesterday, on Friday night, nearly three-dozen people were arrested and 11 police officers suffered injuries, including a broken jaw and dislocated shoulder. Five officers were taken to hospitals. Police said 10 businesses were damaged that night, and protesters broke a window and spattered red paint on the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. Saturday night's violence also capped a day of noisy but peaceful demonstrations at suburban shopping malls. Protesters shouted slogans such as "no justice, no profits", "black lives matter" and "it is our duty to fight for our freedom" as they marched through West County Center mall in the suburb of Des Peres, west of St. Louis. A group also demonstrated at another suburban shopping center, the Chesterfield Mall, and at a regional food festival. Organizers hoped to spread the impact of the protests beyond predominantly black neighborhoods to those that are mainly white.   Organizers Saturday night said they planned a "die in" on Sunday at 3 p.m. near St. Louis Police headquarters on Olive Street. * * * Smith's death is just one of several high-profile U.S. cases in recent years in which a white officer killed a black suspect, including the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson that sparked months of angry and sometimes violent protests. Stockley wasn't charged until May of last year, which was three years after he left the force a moved to Houston and more than four years after his December 2011 confrontation with Smith. The former police officer shot Smith after Smith fled from Stockley and his partner, who were trying to arrest him for a suspected drug deal. Stockley, 36, testified that he felt he was in danger because he saw Smith holding a silver revolver when Smith backed his car toward the officers and sped away.

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17 сентября, 15:04

St Louis protests turn violent for third night over acquittal of white officer in police killing

Police order crowds to disperse after dozens arrested at weekend during protests over acquittal of Jason Stockley A largely peaceful rally in St Louis turned rowdy on Sunday as a handful of demonstrators protesting at the acquittal of a white police officer over the fatal shooting of a black man in 2011 threw bottles in response to police making arrests.Hundreds of people gathered for the third night in a row in the Missouri city of almost 320,000 people. Violence erupted the previous two nights, evoking memories of the riots following the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in nearby Ferguson, Missouri. Continue reading...