Friends Together to host Family Day in the park

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— Friends Together and the owners of Dinosaur Gardens have teamed up to host a Family Day in the park. Families and loved ones who have been affected by cancer are invited to participate.Family Day is free to attend, however a wrist band is required for entry. Parents and children will be able to walk the dinosaur tour, join in on a game of putt–putt golf and get hands on with fossil digging.Families will have the opportunity to win prizes and enjoy a hot dog lunch. The event is Sunday August 23 from 11am to 2:30pm. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced and a face covering is required upon entering the store.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Activist looks to limit Governor Whitmer’s powerNext Working for Justice fundraiser for equalitylast_img read more

Young B&H Basketball Players Will Play Against Slovenia in Seminfals

first_imgThe B&H basketball team reached the semifinals of the European championship in the B Division for players until 16 years of age, which is being held in Sarajevo.The young B&H team will play against Slovenia tomorrow at the cultural-sports center Ilidža at 18:30 in the semifinals.The best three selections of the European championship will be placed in the European A Division, which means that the winner of the B&H-Slovenia game would be ensured a place among the best young teams in Europe from the next season.In the second semifinal, Finland and Denmark will play at 20:45.last_img

College Football Playoff updated rankings: Who are the top four teams in the third CFP poll of 2019?

first_imgThe third set of College Football Playoff rankings will be revealed on Tuesday.LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia should maintain the top four spots, and Alabama held on to the No. 5 spot despite the loss of Tua Tagovailoa suffered a season-ending hip injury. Oregon and Utah have the No. 6 and No. 7 spots, respectively, and that is good news for the Pac-12. Oklahoma remains at No. 9 despite beating undefeated Baylor last week. MORE: Why Alabama will (or won’t) make the Playoff with Mac Jones The College Football Playoff rankings will be released each Tuesday leading up to conference championship weekend, and the final rankings will be unveiled on Dec. 8.The College Football Playoff semifinals will be on Dec. 28 at the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta and PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. The CFP championship game will be Jan. 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.With that, the third set of College Football Playoff rankings:College Football Playoff rankings 2019Who are the top four CFP teams after Week 12?RankingTeamRecord1.LSU10-02.Ohio State10-03.Clemson11-04.Georgia9-1Who are the first two teams out of the CFP after Week 12?RankingTeamRecord5.Alabama9-16.Oregon9-1CFP top 25 rankings after Week 12RankingTeamRecord1.LSU10-02.Ohio State10-03.Clemson11-04.Georgia9-15.Alabama9-16.Oregon9-17.Utah9-18.Penn State9-19.Oklahoma9-110.Minnesota9-111.Florida9-212.Wisconsin8-213.Michigan8-214.Baylor9-115.Auburn7-316.Notre Dame8-217.Iowa7-318.Memphis9-119.Cincinnati9-120.Boise State9-121.Oklahoma State7-322.Iowa State6-423.USC7-424.Appalachian State9-125.SMU9-1last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, May 20, 2015:•12:40 a.m. Officers investigated a Burglary in the 200 block W. 4th, Wellington.•6:57 a.m. Ronald S. Freeman, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation. •8 a.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct and obstruction of law enforcement officers by known suspects in the 500 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:10 a.m. Julianna M. Tomlin, 26, Argonia, was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended, no proof of insurance and seatbelt violation.•8:20 a.m. Tyler W. Stover, 35, Mayfield, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•8:55 a.m. Roger L. Ray, 72, Milan, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•10:40 a.m. Micky L. Byers, 61, Wellington was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of law enforcement officers.•1:10 p.m. Eric P. Rhodes, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•2 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 900 block N. Boundary, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Larry C. Schilling, 68, Wellington and William D. Moreland, 18, Medford, Okla.•2:05 p.m. Larry C. Schilling, 68, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•4:55 p.m. Carrie R. Womack, 53, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for expired registration, expired drivers’ license and no proof of Insurance.•6:12 p.m. Officers took a report of a child custody dispute in the 1300 block N. Olive, Wellington by a known subject(s).•7:06 p.m. Jake B. Roepke, 26, Derby, was issued a notice to appear for expired registration and seatbelt violation.•7:17 p.m. Dejuana L. Parker, 23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:35 p.m. Timothy R. Fairbanks, 57, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:52 p.m. Brittin L. Meridith, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.last_img read more

Reparations Warranted or Not Wont Prevent the Next Ferguson

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares August 29, 2014;Vox (The Weekly Wonk)Belinda Cooper of the World Policy Institute asks how the U.S. will avoid future Fergusons. She takes on issues of racial justice broadly rather than the narrower questions of what specifically happened between unarmed teenager Mike Brown and Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Her argument calls for “transitional justice” predicated on this country’s history as a “human rights abuser”:“The transitional justice process encompasses methods focused on the victims and the wider society, such as truthseeking, memorialization, education, institutional change, and material compensation—that is, actions that seek not only to punish, but to encourage a shared historical understanding, begin to repair the damage done, and ensure that it can’t happen again.”The first step, she says, is “official acknowledgement,” much like what the nations of the world got from Germany following World War II regarding its responsibility for the Holocaust and what Armenians have been attempting to get from Turkey in response to that nation’s genocidal actions a century ago. “Official silence negates the experience of the victims,” Cooper writes, “but it’s also damaging to perpetrator societies; it feeds denial and false narratives of history that allow tensions and resentments to persist.” That seems to mean an official apology, like the one President Reagan issued in response to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Nothing similar has been done for African-Americans or, for that matter, Native Americans, she says.Cooper adds that a necessary next step is financial reparations. Reagan, for example, provided financial compensation to the survivors of Japanese internment camps. She points out that her father, a Holocaust survivor, received a small monthly check from Germany. Agreeing with Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, Cooper contends that the most significant compensatory scheme generated by the U.S. for black Americans was affirmative action, but the Supreme Court has consistently whittled down the scope and substance of it. Reparations in response to the disproportionate incarceration of black Americans have largely not been addressed, she contends.The challenge, of course, is that the more distant the original injustice that created the need for acknowledgement and reparations—the 1930s­–1940s Holocaust for Germans; the 18th and 19th centuries for slavery in the U.S. and the subsequent Jim Crow era—the less likely people today feel responsible for making the reparations. Cooper writes, “One of the most important aspects of successful transitional justice, therefore, lies in illuminating not only the victims’ suffering, but the ways in which an entire society continues to bear the burdens of history.”It may seem academic to some, but within the nonprofit and academic communities, there is a movement for reparations. For example, Mary Frances Berry, a former chairperson of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, has endorsed the idea of a “reparations superfund” to be capitalized by “institutions and corporations that profited from slave labor [and]…banks and insurance companies that had been guilty of racial discriminatory practices, such as redlining and predatory financial lending.” This debate isn’t new. Leaving aside historical references to the efforts of freed slaves to get reparations from the U.S. after the Civil War, the modern reparations debate can be traced to the writings of TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson, including The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks.Unfortunately for Cooper’s argument, a resolution of the reparations debate, if a resolution should ever emerge, is too late for current and near-term future Fergusons. The issues facing black Americans in terms of the economic and social inequities that were clearly abundant and largely ignored in suburban Ferguson are here now and likely to get worse while the nation tries, if it ever does, reversing the Supreme Court’s reversals of affirmative action or other mechanisms of reparation. Whatever the merits of reparations, the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors have to be active now in helping communities build the civic infrastructure to serve as the means for the black communities of inner-ring suburbs—many similar to Ferguson—to mobilize, to vote, to address the conditions that led not only to poverty and distress, but that allowed a policeman to pump almost a dozen bullets into the body of an unarmed teenager who, by all eyewitness accounts to date, was basically surrendering. (The Justice Department appears ready to launch a civil rights investigation of the police forces of Ferguson and surrounding communities.)Whether made to black Americans who can trace their ancestry to slaves (as some advocates of reparations suggest) or more broadly to black Americans who experience the socio-economic inequities that show up by race in this country, reparations as a benevolent gift to individuals doesn’t overcome the lack of civic infrastructure that allowed a situation like suburban Ferguson to evolve over decades.—Rick CohenShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more