Leading suspect in Maguindanao massacre tries to get charges dropped

first_img Help by sharing this information Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa to go further Organisation RSF_en PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Philippines Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Andal Ampatuan Jr. , Andal Ampatuan Sr. and Zaldy Ampatuan.Fifteen months after a politically-motivated massacre on 23 November 2009 in the southern province of Maguindanao in which 32 journalists were killed, the case against the alleged killers has ground to a halt.The accused masterminds – Andal Ampatuan Sr. and his two sons, Andal Ampatuan Jr. and Zaldy Ampatuan – and the members of the Ampatuan family private militia who allegedly carried out the gruesome massacre have still not been tried.Some of them are waiting to be freed on bail and Zaldy Ampatuan, the suspended governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), has petitioned the Court of Appeals for a review of the Department of Justice finding of probable cause in his case. If the court rules in his favour, not only would he be released but all charges against him would be dropped.Reporters Without Borders warns President Benigno Aquino III’s administration that it will break its promise to combat impunity if it yields to the pressure from the Ampatuan family. Everything possible must be done to hold the trial within a reasonable period and Zaldy Ampatuan must be shown no leniency. In view of the gravity of this mass murder, the credibility of the Philippine justice system is now at stake.The press freedom organization voices its support for all the relatives of the massacre victims who demonstrated today in Manila in protest against Zaldy Ampatuan’s possible release.More information about the massacre, the deadliest in the media’s history:http://en.rsf.org/philippines-tribute-to-victims-one-year-after-22-11-20…————————-Damning testimony for Ampatuan clan08-09-2010“That’s easy, father. We kill all of them when they come here.” This is what Andal Ampatuan Jr allegedly told his father, the head of the Ampatuan clan, according to one of the first witnesses in the trial of the 196 clan members, mostly militiamen, who are charged with the November 2009 massacre of 57 civilians, including 32 journalists, in the southern province of Maguindanao.The testimony, given by a former family employee who attended a meeting at the home of the leading defendant’s father, then provincial governor Andal Ampatuan Sr, six days before the massacre, clearly indicated that the massacre was premeditated.The former employee, Lakmudin Saliao, quoted the father as replying: “Do not entrust the roadblock to others. You yourself should stop them at the highway, near the place where a backhoe is conducting some diggings.” The subject of the alleged meeting was how the family should respond to a political rival’s plans for a motorcade through the province led by the rival’s wife, who was one of the victims. It was evident from Saliao’s testimony that Andal Ampatuan Jr made it clear to his father that he intended to kill all of the motorcade’s members.Saliao gave his evidence when the trial resumed yesterday in Manila. Lawyers for the accused asked for a 10-day adjournment but Judge Jocelyn Reyer rejected the request.More information about the trial: http://en.rsf.org/philippines-a-lawyer-and-a-journalist-31-08-2010,38244… June 1, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped March 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leading suspect in Maguindanao massacre tries to get charges dropped News News News News May 3, 2021 Find out more February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Kaiser hoping for one last round with Wisconsin

first_imgJAKE NAUGHTON/Herald photoItis often difficult to judge how valuable a player is to a team by statistics orresults alone. Some of the most talented athletes can be distractions to theirteam through complaining or lack of effort. On the other hand, some players canoften bring the most value to their team through their attitude and work ethic.This scenario holds especially true for Jeff Kaiser, a UW men’s golf teamsenior.Kaiser,the only senior on the team this year, has been a valuable asset not only incompetition, but also in his leadership skills.?”He’s just a competitor,” head coach JimSchuman said.? “He’s done so manygreat things for us.? He may not bethe guy who shoots the lowest scores, but on a day-in, day-out basis he’s doneeverything we asked of him.”AlthoughKaiser struggled through a portion of the year, he used his struggles to helpinspire his teammates.? For part ofthe season Kaiser wasn’t actually in the lineup, but he continued to work hardto earn himself a spot in the top group again.?“Ithought he showed the leadership … this year probably off the course more thananything else, how he handled himself when he wasn’t playing well,” Schumansaid.? “He broke into the lineupjust the last couple tournaments of the spring, kind of struggled with his gamefor a while there.? I think the wayhe handled that adversity off the course was his biggest role in terms ofleadership.”Hishard work paid off last weekend at the Big Ten Championships at MichiganState.? Kaiser shot a 74, two overpar, on Sunday to help Wisconsin to the third-best score in the finalround.? Although it was not enoughto lead the team into the top standings of the tournament, the effort shown byKaiser was typical of how he handled himself this season.?“Igenerally just try lead by example,” Kaiser said.? “I try and work hard always in practice or in the gym, inschool, whatever we’re doing.”Itwas this work ethic that guided the team, both coaches and teammatesalike.?“He’smeant a great deal to our team,” assistant coach Brian Brodell said. “I’velearned a lot from him.”Kaiser,one of only two captains on the team this year, may get another shot todemonstrate his leadership before his time at UW is done. If everything worksout, the Badgers will compete again in the NCAA Regionals May 15. Seeking toimprove on the team’s eighth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, Kaiseris fired up.?“Idefinitely don’t want to be done,” Kaiser said. “Hopefully I’ll get anotheropportunity.”Thethought of finishing his career didn’t actually occur to Kaiser until his finalround at the Big Ten Championships.?“[It]kind of hit me; this could’ve been my last round. It’s pretty sad,” Kaisersaid.?Inaddition to continuing his career as a Badger, Kaiser is also motivated by lastyear’s NCAA Regionals, where Wisconsin missed out on moving to NCAAChampionships by one shot.?“Thatwas extremely disappointing,” Kaiser said. “There’s a lot of good teams outthere.? We need to work harder andget it together at the right time.?Hopefully we’ll get the opportunity to do that.”Regardlesswhether the team makes the regionals or not, the determination Kaiser has shownhis teammates and coaching staff can only help make the team better in years tocome.?last_img read more

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Crop rotation and second year soybean yields

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As spring approaches and plans for the 2018 crop are finalized, growers will determine what crops to plant and plant crop rotation across their acres. When considering crop rotations and yields, many focus on continuous corn and the yield penalties associated with that practices. However, there is one possibly overlooked benefit of crop rotation: avoiding a soybean yield penalty.In this recently published article, the University of Kentucky’s John Grove discusses soybean yields for first year and second year soybeans from 2009 to 2016. Grove’s research data shows an average yield penalty of 2.3 bushels per acre across that 7-year period, with some years being showing yield losses greater than 10 bushels per acre. In another article from No-Till Farmer, Greg Roth shows data that predicts a 4 to 6 bu/ac yield penalty for second year soybeans.Yield loses from continuous soybeans (and other continuous crops) are usually associated with increased disease presence as well as pests. Diseases that can over-winter on crop residue can be more severe for second year soybeans, especially in no-till production systems. Soybean cyst nematode presence can also increase with continuous soybean production. Additionally, weeds that are difficult to control in soybeans (marestail, etc.) can spread and rob yield as well.There are several things growers can do to manage risk in second year soybeans. Practices such as crop rotation, varietal selection, seeding rates, row widths, and tillage practices can be used to mitigate yield losses in soybeans. As growers look forward to the 2018 season, yield losses from continuous soybeans should be considered when determining acreage for crops to be produced.last_img read more

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Is your smart city in danger of paranoid insanity?

first_imgHow Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Tags:#IEET#IoT#security#Smart Cities#smart city How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Related Posts center_img Though Sci-Fi has long explored robots struggling with human emotions, technology experts now warn that smart cities are evolving into vast artificial organisms that may soon have psychological issues of their own.The topic was raised recently by Marcelo Rinesi, Chief Technology Officer of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET) in Boston.Against the backdrop of smart cities becoming an increasingly potent driver of technology, Rinesi discussed the psychological well-being of the smart cities themselves, not the citizens that inhabit them.See also: Global smart cities market could reach $3.5 billion by 2026?“Why not? We are building smart cities to be able to sense, think, and act,” he said. “Their perceptions, thoughts, and actions won’t be remotely human, or even biological, but that doesn’t make them any less real.”He says smart cities are currently a collection of disjointed processes that give them only partial awareness. This perceived information, from sensors or security cameras, flows slowly from silo to silo, if at all.The one exception to the fragmented nature of smart city intelligence is in threat perception and security.Only when a smart city is under a security alert do we see something approaching complete integration, with all scraps of information and sensor data knitted together in central databases. All city services are then coordinated to follow a single, holistic plan to respond to these security issues.“Right now we’re building cities that see the world mostly in terms of cars and terrorism threats,” he says. “A mind that sees everything and puts together very little except when it scares it.”A smart city just an “incredibly complex machine?”But Rinesi says smart cities have the potential to grasp much more than just knowing which citizen is a “person of interest” and where to route emergency services to deal with terrorist situations.He says that a smart city is just an incredibly complex machine we live in. And we can choose what this machine with a hive mind focuses on, beyond security.“It doesn’t need to be like that,” Rinesi says. “The psychology of a smart city, how it integrates its multiple perceptions, what it can think about, how it chooses what to do and why, all of that is up to us.”Instead the computational “brains” behind smart cities can be designed to weave together knowledge on other issues like the medical health and quality of life of its citizens.“We could build it to have a sense of itself and of its inhabitants, to perceive needs and be constantly trying to help,” says Rinesi. “A city whose mind, vaguely and perhaps unconsciously intuited behind its ubiquitous and thus invisible cameras, we find comforting. A sane mind.” For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Donal Powerlast_img read more

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Playing against royalty in 2017 SEA Games

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters RoS import vows to play better after lack of aggressive play vs Kia Despite having his polo qualifications challenged by Johor Crown Prince Ismail Idris after his inclusion in Malaysia’s polo squad was announced, he is set to be the first minister in the region to take part in the SEA Games. The 41-year-old Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia previously played in international matches, and in July’s Malaysia Open.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It is not often that you can tell your friends and family that you took on a king or princess, but some SEA Games athletes can.Ever since the inaugural South-east Asian Peninsular (SEAP) Games in 1959, the biennial event has seen royal descendants participate in sports which pit them against people of different backgrounds.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonycenter_img LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Brunei national football team captain is the nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei. He announced himself at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, when Brunei finished bottom of their six-team group. Royal blood aside, the 19-year-old is a footballing prospect, having already recorded appearances for the youth sides of English Premier League clubs Southampton, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City.KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN Thailand, for example, have been represented by at least two royalties. The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej won the OK dinghy class in sailing at the 1967 Bangkok SEAP Games, while Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana – the only daughter of King Maha Vajiralongkorn – clinched the badminton team gold at the 2005 Manila SEA Games.FAIQ BOLKIAHFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Gameslast_img read more

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TAS, VIC AND SA AFFILIATES JOIN TFA

first_imgMore affiliates have just joined TFA under the new unitary model of managment. “Southern Touch” is the largest competition in Tasmania. They join Gawler Touch from SA and Ballarat from Victoria. All are about to commence their summer seasons under the Touch Football Australia banner.last_img

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A SET OF SIX – VOLUME TWENTY-EIGHT

first_imgTouch Football Australia brings you the latest edition of “A Set of Six” with this week’s rapid-fire news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks brings you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s “A Set of Six” – Volume Twenty Eight.TASMANIA (TAS)Play # 1Junior State Cup a huge successTouch Football Tasmania held their Junior State Cup at Wentworth Park in Hobart over the weekend.The Hobart club “Condors” asserted their dominance on the competition taking out 5 of the 6 divisions on offer.The clean sweep was spoiled by the Grasscutters team from Launceston who convincingly took out the Girls 12 Years division.One of the highlights of the weekend was the performance of the Condors Girls 14 Years team, who made their way through to play in the Girls 16 Years Grand Final.It was a fantastic day of Touch Football, showcasing the best young players from the Apple Isle, and the future of the game looks to be in great hands if the enthusiasm, talent, and passion displayed on the weekend are anything to go by.Results:Girl’s 12’s Grasscutters d Condors 3-0 (best of 3 competition)Best & Fairest – Holly Savill (Grasscutters)Boy’s 12’sCondors d Devonport Touch 7-5Player of the Final – Harry Bailey (Condors)Best & Fairest – Jordan Smith (DTA)Girl’s 14’sCondorsBest & Fairest – Maddison Smith (Condors)Boy’s 14’sCondors d CBA Scooters 12-5Player of the Final – Sam Williams (Condors)Best & Fairest – Jayke Murray (Condors)Girl’s 16’sHaines Train d Condors 14’s 6-2Player of the Final – Katelyn Barry (Haines Train)Best & Fairest – Nat Curtis (Haines Train)Boy’s 16’sAustralia d Devonport Touch 17-3Player of the Final – Jeremy Edwards (Australia)Best & Fairest – Jason Haines (Australia)Other Events: Aaron Jones (Southern Touch) was named Referee of the Tournament after a string of consistently good performances.SOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 2South Australia commences its Junior Touch leagueTouch Football South Australia will commence its Junior Touch League – “The Beginners Step to Fun” on Sunday 18 November 2007 at their City Touch Venue at Eastwood.The 6 week Junior Program, an extension of the successful AusTouch format, will run weekly up until 16 December 2007.The sessions will consist of a 90 minute block featuring 45 minutes of skills and 45 minutes of game play to help the budding touch players utilize the skills being accented each week.Each participant receives a hat, water bottle and a certificate and the program is viewed ad the perfect way to introduce the game to beginners and Junior playersFurther information can be obtained by contacting the Touch South Australia Office on 08 8306 7503 or via email [email protected] events:  It’s on again… The Annual Portavin Wine ’07 Fundraiser for the Hutt Street Centre is scheduled for 25 November 2007.The Annual charity fundraiser is designed to raise money to assist Adelaide’s homeless and marginalized citizens, and is a highlight of the South Australian Sporting and social calendar.The day includes city wine and food, a 48-team touch tournament, and a celebrity challenge match with Event Ambassador Former World Cup winning Wallaby skipper Nick Farr-Jones headlining a who’s who of local South Australian sporting personalities for the contest.Captains for the event are Australian Opals legend Rachael Sporn and former Adelaide Crows dual premiership winning skipper Mark Bickley.Other guest players include SAFM’s Rabbitt and Louie, Adelaide living legend Johnny Haysman, AFL heroes Matthew Primus and Graham Cornes, as well as a plethora of talent from the Wallabies, the SA Redbacks, netball and the local media.Touch SA is seeking volunteers/referees to assist on the day. To registerPlease call TFSA on 8306 7500 or email [email protected] Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auAUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)Play: # 3ACT Junior representative teams to attend Suns Junior ChampionshipsContinuing on in what has been a massive year for junior development in ACT, the ACTTA will send four teams to Wagga to contest the Suns Junior Regional Championships.The touring party will be comprised of Under 14 Boys and Girls teams, and Under 16 Boys and Girls Team respectively.This tour comes after both the ACT Boys and Girls 12 Years team finished third at the School Sport Nationals in Melbourne last month, and both the ACT Boys and Girls U15s teams finished fourth.Other Events: ACT Touch will be holding Level 1 Referees Courses on both 4 and 5 December 2007 at the ACTTA Offices, Deakin ACT. Enquiries to ACT Touch Association on (02) 6212 2880 or [email protected] Australian Capital Territory website: www.acttouch.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)Play # 4 Young Divas finishing the season with a wet sailDivas, who had been winless up until round 10, have put together back-to-back wins in the Darwin Women’s competition. The young guns come up against second placed Scorpions who will want a strong performance heading into the 2007 finals campaign.In other games Palmerston Bulls should account for All About Us, and Crocs have the bye.In the Men’s Open division, Bundy Bears are looking for an upset win over Palmerston Bulls this week. Bundy sit just one point behind last year’s Premiers on the competition ladder. Bundy Bears will welcome back some key players to their line-up and the punters are getting in early to back the Bears in the keynote clash.In other games, the Undefeated Dream Team should prevail against Honkers, whilst Crocs should overcome the ever-improving Incredibles. Other Events: Northern Territory Touch would like to advise all their members of the Annual General Meeting to be conducted in Darwin on Saturday 1 December 2007.In conjunction with the Annual General Meeting the Annual State Council meeting will also be held on the Saturday 1 December 2007.The Northern Territory website: www.touchnt.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)Play # 5WA Super League Round Three Action Round 3 of the WA Super League Series was played at Rosher Park on Sunday 11 November 2007. It was a typical hot and humid day at Brothers, and the hosts took on the other early season flyers Southern Stars in both Men’s and Women’s Premier Divisions.Before the commencement of the game, a moments’ silence was held for two of the Perth Brothers community who tragically died during the week. Touch West and Touch Football Australia offer their deepest condolences to Brothers Women’s Open Captain / Coach Taima Komene whose husband Daren passed away. In the Men’s, Perth Brothers made their intentions clear from the tap off with Richie Anderson scoring one of his three touchdowns for the match off the opening set of six. Southern replied almost immediately with Simon Gregg going over in the corner after a well-executed sweep. The match went from end to end for the remainder of the half with quality driving and defence by both teams. Southern managed to bridge their 3-2 halftime deficit and record a deserving 6 all draw. The match was of the highest quality and all look forward to the repeat clash in Round 8. In the Women’s competition, Perth Brothers got off to an outstanding start, going to the break with a 5-3 lead over Southern. Brothers could not continue their form in the second half with Southern dominating proceedings, scoring 5 unanswered touchdowns. 2007 Australian Women’s Open World Cup winner Shelley Matcham and National 20 Years Mixed Squad member Sharon Wong were the standout players for Southern.Brother’s brave effort in taking the field under such difficult circumstances after the tragic loss of their club members was a credit to the players and the spirit that underpins the close knit Brothers community.Other results:Women’sNorthern 10 defeated Rosalie 0Fremantle 4 defeated Tompkins Park 2Men’sNorthern 9 defeated Rosalie 4Other Events: WA Referees have been extremely active in recruiting and recognizing referees during the week. A Level 3 Course was held on the weekend of the 10-11 November 2007, with attendants from all across the state including Kalgoorlie and Port Hedland.WA Referees were represented at the recent Department of Sport and Recreation 2007 Sports Official Awards with John Moore, Matt Magnussen, Ben Grainger, Annabelle Connolly and John Bedford being recognized for their outstanding service to the sport.The Western Australian Touch Association website: www.touchwest.comVICTORIA (VIC)Play # 6 Gala Days a huge success for Touch Victoria10 schools participated in the Grade 5 and 6 Gala days on Friday 2nd and 9th of November at Fawkner Park, South Yarra. The 74 teams played fifteen-minute games throughout the day in Mixed, Girls and Boys divisions, with parents and teachers giving great support by refereeing and coaching. Michael Godfrey from South Yarra Primary School coordinated the event and worked with the Victorian Game Development Officers, ensuring the day was a complete success. They now hope to run an AusTouch program every Wednesday until Christmas, and into the New Year – registrations are on Wednesday 14th of November at Fawkner Park. Other Events: Hamilton Registration night will be held on Wednesday 14th of November, with local Go For Your Life project officer Fran Patterson and young resident Clancy Jordan to help kick start the competition.Warrnambool have a Schools Touch Football Gala Day on Friday 23rd of November 2007.The Victorian office has moved across the floor of Sports House into the permanent residency. The VT league heads to Frog Hollows reserve this week, the home of the Casey Cougars and Endeavour Hills Rugby Club. If Casey Cougars Men’s and Bayside Vipers Women win one game this weekend with a bonus point then they will be guaranteed top spot for the inaugural season. A schools and local AusTouch gala day has been planned at the VT Round seven venue starting at 9am featuring the product of extensive development work that has been happening in the Outer Melbourne Eastern suburbs.Results Round Six VTA League at Glenferrie Road:Men Casey 7 d University 4; Melbourne City 9 d Bayside 8 Women Bayside 4 d Melbourne City 3; University 3 d Casey 2The Victorian Touch website: www.victouch.com.auThat’s it for this week’s edition of “a Set of Six”.Please be sure to check out each State’s website for all the latest information, news, and views in Touch Football from around the nation.last_img read more

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Video: Taylor Swift Watched Her Brother Graduate From Notre Dame Today, She’s Pretty Excited

first_imgNotre Dame's mascot dancing with the band.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 16: The Leprechaun from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish excites the crowd in front of the Notre Dame Marching band against of the Michigan Wolverines September 16, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Michigan won 47-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Everett Golson, Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton weren’t the only notable people to graduate from Notre Dame today. Taylor Swift’s brother, Austin, also graduated from the prestigious university. The pop star was in attendance at Notre Dame Stadium to watch the ceremony, too. She was pretty excited for her sibling.last_img

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Photos: Alabama Players Are Very Jealous Of Nick Saban’s New Car, Which Is Awesome

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Alabama won the game by a score of 42-14. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Nick Saban has a new car. It’s a shiny Mercedes-Benz and, yes, it is awesome. The Alabama head coach apparently drove it to the Crimson Tide’s football facility today. And, unsurprisingly, Saban’s players were very impressed by it. I just want yall to understand how Saban kilt the game today….. Smh boy boy boy pic.twitter.com/xBH7aJ9uap— Alphonse Taylor (@SHANKK50) June 10, 2015pic.twitter.com/gq4Bu3U87i— Juice (@D_4Charlot) June 11, 2015When I saw Saban’s new whip, I thought he was James Bond or some B lol— Khi (@MekhiBrownFFF) June 10, 2015Saban’s car bruh!! pic.twitter.com/AtDADg1j9L— Brandon (@SabanNation_15) June 10, 2015It’s good to be the head coach of the University of Alabama’s football program. It’s very, very good. [BamaOnLine]last_img read more

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Holly RobinsonPeete To Host Media Roundtable

first_imgHolly Robinson-Peete and Rodney Peete, founders of The HollyRod Foundation, will host a Media Roundtable Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Crustacean, located at 9646 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.The event begins at 4:30 pm. Topics for discussion include the Foundation’s work for autism and Parkinson’s disease, the Foundation’s extensive capital campaign to expand their valuable family services programs and Ms. Robinson Peete’s appointment as Brand Ambassador for Fuhu’s nabi tablet. There will be a sneak peek at plans for the DesignCare 2013 event as well.“HollyRod Foundation was inspired by the journeys of a father and a son. Parkinson’s disease and autism have touched our family in a profound way. We understand what families impacted by one or both experience every day. Rodney and I are honored to shine a light or serve in any way we can. HollyRod has provided us with a way to achieve this” says Ms. Robinson Peete .In recognition of her commitment, Fuhu recently named Ms. Robinson Peete as Brand Ambassador for the nabi family of products made just for kids. Ms. Robinson Peete will educate parents on the benefits of integrating a tablet into their children’s lives as a key tool for both learning and entertainment. She will also spearhead the company’s autism program, Inspire, as lead strategist. Inspire generates awareness for autism and Fuhu generously donates $1 from the sale of each nabi tablet to fund autism research.Since 1997, DesignCare has been a staple fundraiser for the foundation and this year’s event is going to be the most exciting in its 15-year history. DesignCare 2013 is set for July 27, 2013 in Malibu, CA.The Gorman Group (TGG), headed by Mia Gorman, is directing HRF’s growth plan and overseeing the capital campaign.last_img read more

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