NYPD officer at center of Eric Garner choke hold case faces disciplinary trial

first_imgtillsonburg/iStock(NEW YORK) — A week-long departmental trial for Daniel Pantaleo, the New York police officer who put Eric Garner in the unauthorized choke hold that led to his death nearly five years ago on Staten Island, is set to begin this week. Garner’s final words, “I can’t breathe,” became a national rallying cry in protests over issues of race and justice. This is not a criminal proceeding but a matter before an NYPD administrative judge who will weigh whether Pantaleo inappropriately used the maneuver. The judge’s decision goes to Police Commissioner James O’Neill, who will then decide Pantaleo’s fate with the NYPD. The Justice Department declined to pursue a federal civil rights case against Pantaleo, who has been relegated to desk duty these last several years.If Pantaleo is found guilty of violating department rules, he faces penalties ranging from the loss of vacation days to termination. Pantaleo has denied all wrongdoing. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Festka Shows Some Lug w/ Sweet Full Custom Carbon Frame Deals

first_imgWe first saw Festka, a custom handmade bicycle brand out of the Czech Republic, at NAHBS this year and were impressed with the details, tubing selection and overall light weights.They showed frames using normal carbon molding, carbon tubes with alloy lugs, stainless steel and our favorite, a carbon-kevlar honeycomb tubed road bike.Now, Festka is looking to add carbon lugged bikes to their stable. To do it right, they want to get the tooling to make a wide range of carbon lug angles for each frame size, letting them offer a wider range of custom sizing. More than 50 pieces are needed. To help finance the tooling and other equipment, they’re following the crowd funding model, but without the assistance of Kickstarter or Indiegogo.The offer is simple: Buy a voucher for the frame in advance and you’ll get a full custom bike of your choice (road, mountain, fixie, commuter, whatever) for a heck of a deal. That includes custom color selection and a titanium bottom bracket and Cane Creek 110 headset, too. The campaign’s called Projekt 200, and only 200 vouchers will be sold at a price of $1,300 (€1,000) each. Normal price for these frames will be $3,600 (€2,750). As of this post, only 135 are left.More pics of the Projekt 200 frame, and some of their other bikes, below… Standard frame weights will be around 1,000g, but they say they can get them as light as 700g depending on customer wishes. Headtube is straight 1.5″.The lugged construction allows any tube to be replaced in the event of an accident, meaning your bike isn’t just a disposable piece of composites. That, and they provide a 110 year warranty against defects. Delivery for the new model runs between March and June, 2013.OTHER BIKESThe Royal Flush uses aluminum lugs and carbon fiber tubes.Pascal hardtail mountain bike. Pick your wheel size: 26″, 27.5″ or 29er.The Numbers uses the carbon-kevlar hybrid tubes for an exceptionally stiff bike. Check out cutaway tube photos here.The Bezovka fixed/single speed urban bike.THE PRESS RELEASE:Progressive young Czech brand Festka Bicycles, which designs and hand-manufactures tailored bicycles and accessories, is presenting a unique opportunity and a great tip for a Christmas gift for all bikers: a chance to buy a hi-tech carbon frame for the fraction of its value within the Project 200 limited edition. By purchasing a voucher worth 25,000 CZK (1000 EUR, 1300 USD) at http://projekt200.festka.com/en, you will get a hi-tech carbon frame worth 69,000 CZK (2750 EUR, 3600 USD) with a titanium bottom Cane Creek 110 bracket and headset, the type of frame of your choice (road, MTB – 26″, 27,5″, 29″, cyclo-X, track, fixie, fitness or city bike) and tailored size, as well as an opportunity to build a bicycle for a unique price, including anatomic measurement, seating position adjustment using the Retül system, customization and colour options and consultation during the whole process of building the bike.“By purchasing the frame, the customer participates on the production of forms for carbon couplings at the same time. It is a form of community financing, inspired by schemes such as the Kickstarter in the United States. To manufacture one type of a bike in one size, you need three forms. To make our offer as wide as possible, we need more than 50 such forms. The Project 200 was launched to collect financial resources to acquire the forms for the couplings,” says Michael Moure?ek, one of two founders and partners of Festka Bicycles, adding: “We opted for a luxury voucher which you can give as a Christmas present or wrap with a ribbon. The recipient of the gift will receive exactly the frame he or she wished, and will have a chance to choose type, colour and size. In addition to the frame, he or she will receive a number of other services, as well as a 20% discount on other components.”FRAME DESCRIPTIONAfter two years of development, Festka Bicycles presents an ultimate carbon frame. Carbon couplings are used to connect tubes, which allows for tailor-made construction. The carbon tubes are a result of cooperation with CompoTech, a company which focuses on advanced solutions from sports to robotics. Using carefully-selected composition of high-strength fibres, the new tubes set new standards in strength and absorption of vibrations, further advancing our revolutionary sandwich tube solution. In the event of damage, the frame allows substituting any damaged tube for another. The head tube was remodeled to a new 1,5” size (upper and bottom bearing). This solution considerably adds strength in the front of the frame and improves fork fit. Every professional biker will confirm that a high-quality headset is of key importance, and that is why Festka opted for currently the best solution on the market – Cane Creek 110 52mm. Guarantee for 110 years speaks for everything. Since this is a top-level frame, the bottom bracket can only be made of titanium. There are, of course, no stickers on the bike and the design is created by airbrush and premium varnish from PPG, a world-renowned supplier. The weight of the frame is about 1000 grams or even less, depending on type. (We can make 700g frames, but weight has impact on function at this level. Limitation and potential complications are not worth the several grams you save on the frame weight.) The total weight of a road bike thus gets below 6 kg.…AND ONE MORE PRETTY BIKElast_img read more

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Spring Lake volleyball squad falls short against Grand Rapids West Catholic

first_img × 0 $9.99 (832) Share (32825) Shop Now Add Comments (Max 320 characters) FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… LocalSportsJournal.comThe Spring Lake volleyball team lost in four sets at Grand Rapids West Catholic in an O-K Blue league matchup Tuesday night.The Lakers fell with service scores of 15-25, 25-21, 14-25, 20-25.Jenna Core paced Spring Lake with 13 kills, five blocks and 18 digs while Madeline Zenas added 31 assists, 18 digs and three blocks.Lauren Hellman chipped in with seven kills, five blocks, and eight digs for the Lakers and Abbi Perkins (six blocks and three kills) and Jencen Sabo (five kills and two blocks) had solid performances as well.Spring Lake is now 29-5 overall on the season and 9-2 in league play. Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Displayed poorly $0.00 Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Sports Illustrated Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive $0.00 × Displayed poorly Share Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Shares $19.29 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Not relevant (35309) DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… Other NBC Sports Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY × (5153) ENDS IN Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Displayed poorly ENDS IN (8133) Fox Sports Go Other Other Other (3879) ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Bestseller ENDS IN × Bestseller Ads by Amazon Nuun Sport: Electrolyte Drink Tablets, Citru… (1445) Not relevant $0.00 Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Other Twelve (975) $20.00$233.61 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY $14.99 Displayed poorly ENDS IN Not relevant Mail Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $22.99 ENDS IN Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Bestseller × Other DEAL OF THE DAY × ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Lemedy Women Padded Sports Bra Fitness Wo… DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

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Irish Eventers travel to France for World Championships

first_img 15 October 2014, 12:09 Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Eventing News  »  Irish Eventers travel to France for World Championships Team Ireland’s eventers travel to Le Lion d’Angers (FRA) this weekend for the FEI WBFSH World Eventing Championships for Young Horses. Elsewhere on the eventing circuit, Ireland will be represented at Elkton in Maryland (USA). On the showjumping circuit, FEI World Cup Qualifier action continues in Oslo (SWE). Irish showjumpers will also compete at Vilamoura (POR), Odense (DEN), Wiener Neustadt (AUT), Chevenez (SUI), Cagnes-Sur-Mer (FRA), Harrisburg Pennsylvania (USA), Asten (NED), Del Mar California (USA) and Lier (BEL). All Irish international entries for this week’s shows are now available to view by clicking on the individual shows under ‘FEI Entries & Results’. Irish Eventers travel to France for World Championships Tags:last_img read more

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Rashid Pelpuo: Don’t blame gov’t for IOC ban

first_imgA former minister of Youth and Sports has warned that the latest International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban imposed on the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) should not be blamed on the ruling NDC government.Hon. Rashid Pelpuo described as unfortunate the ban imposed on the GOC but was quick to state that it would be unjustifiable for the government to be held responsible for the fracas at the GOC.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday, January 13 2011, suspended the Ghanaian National Committee after the government failed to take agreed steps to ensure no political interference in the body.Ghana has thus become the first African country and the second in the world to be banned following Kuwait in 2010.Spokesperson of IOC, Sandine Ponge in an interview with Citi News said the suspension became necessary after the government of Ghana failed to find a long term solution to the fracas at the GOC.According to Sandine Ponge, ideal efforts had been on-going for the last eighteen months between the IOC and the government of Ghana but government exhibited lack of cooperation and failed to revive the sports legislation before the December 2010 deadline. There has been instability at the Ghana Olympic Committee since two individuals have carried themselves as Presidents for more than a year.Whilst Professor Francis Doodoo is recognised by government, the IOC on the other hand regards Benson Tonko Baba as the President of the GOC.A former deputy Minister of Youth and Sports under the erstwhile Kufuor administration, O.B Amoah told Citi News that the government should be held responsible for the suspension.Mr O.B Amoah described the ban as unfortunate adding that the government could have been more proactive to ensure that cool heads prevailed at the GOC.However, speaking on the Citi Eyewitness News on Thursday Hon. Rashid Pelpuo said it would be unjustifiable for the government to be blamed for the suspension. The Wa central MP explained that the GOC is an independent body and the government is not directly involved in the affairs of the GOC. He said the GOC should be blamed and held responsible for the unfortunate suspension.“I don’t think it would be justifiable to blame government, because the government does not directly get itself involve in GOC affairs. The GOC is an independent body; the body’s members are elective and not appointed by government so the operation of the GOC which is directly linked with the IOC is very private and not within government control. So if there is such a thing it must be blamed on the GOC and not government”.Per the suspension, Ghanaian athletes and officials are barred from the Olympic Games and Olympic meetings, and the Ghanaian committee will no longer receive any Olympic funding.If the lifting of the ban by the IOC delays, Ghana could be excluded from the London 2012 Olympics.Hon. Rashid Pelpuo however assured that pragmatic steps would be taken to ensure that the ban is lifted soon. Source: Citifmonlinelast_img read more

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