The police station has been the epicentre of the protests because it is close to the scene of Mr Floyd's in-custody death and it is where the officer who knelt on his neck was based. Mr Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, said Floyd's case was like "opening up an old wound, and pouring salt into it." The city named the four officers involved in the encounter as Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng. Police department records posted online show 18 internal affairs complaints filed against Chauvin, 16 of which were closed without discipline. The veteran officer allegedly tried to kill another black man, Ira Latrell Toles, during a domestic violence call in 2008.
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But business groups, lawyers and financial analysts said potential repercussions range from loss of business for Hong Kong’s financial markets and law firms to a loss of professional talent in the city. Scott Salandy-Defour, founder of clean-tech startup Liquidstar, has been considering moving out of Hong Kong, and said the security bill is the “last straw”. https://t.co/bbGgJgHklw pic.twitter.com/e7eQySFDFX — Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) May 28, 2020The national security law has also added to worries that Hong Kong’s legal system is losing its independence. The Hong Kong Bar Association said the method for enacting it is a threat. Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has tried to reassure companies and the public that its civil liberties will not be affected.
May 29, 2020 04:07 UTC
“The Smurfit company got the tax breaks and made a lot of money on property sales before [hosting] the Ryder Cup [in 2006]. The Smurfit group did very well out of the K Club thank you very much. He had his own aerodrome near the K Club, which I sold him as part of the Lyons estate. I paid a lot of tax when I sold the K Club even though it was loss making. Before he became president I wrote to him and asked him for my 80th birthday ‘would you invite me to the White House.
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May 29, 2020 03:56 UTC
His wife, Candice, recently revealed his viral TikTok videos had led to interest from Bollywood film directors. And now it appears more likely that Australian cricketer David Warner will pursue a career in the prolific Indian film industry. The 33-year-old sportsman shared a photo to Instagram on Thursday of himself dressed as Bollywood superhero Baahubali. Cricketer David Warner (right) dressed up as Bollywood superhero Baahubali on Thursday. His wife, Candice, told the Herald Sun last month that a Bollywood film career might be on the cards.
May 29, 2020 03:08 UTC
Myka Stauffer's lawyers have waded into the debate surrounding the YouTube star's decision to 'rehome' her autistic adopted son. In the statement, the lawyers said: "We are privy to this case and given the facts at hand, we feel this was the best decision for Huxley. "Over time, the team of medical professionals advised our clients it might be best for Huxley to be placed with another family." Our clients came to the difficult determination to follow the advice of the medical professionals." "For us, it's been really hard hearing from the medical professionals, a lot of their feedback, and things that have been upsetting.
May 29, 2020 02:28 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office of the White House. Donald Trump has weathered several. Mr Trump believes the truth can be tamed and made to roll over in the White House circus he has created. "Facts" will come reflected down a hallway of distorting mirrors: dare to question and risk being dispatched to the freak show. There are lies, fake news and misleading messages, but facts must remain facts.
May 29, 2020 01:39 UTC
"It turned out they were selling the former church building. Formerly known as Castlelost Church, Clonlost House was completed in current form in 1815. This included building a large extension to the rear of the church in the Gothic style of the original structure. As he turned 15, they took on Strawberry Hill in Belmont, Co Offaly, a large Gothic style period house which kept them busy for 20 years. Expand Close Pat and Claudia O’Connor / FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsapp Pat and Claudia O’ConnorIrish Independent
May 29, 2020 01:31 UTC
That's one of the top-line takeaways in new consumer research soon to be published by Fáilte Ireland, which suggests Irish holidaymakers are starting to shift staycation gears. Tourism businesses devastated by Covid-19 - and now facing the prospect of virtually zero overseas visitors, coach tours, big weddings or festivals this year - are trying to figure out how to court domestic customers. "We will be able to accommodate and welcome people to Kilkenny in a responsible and safe manner," he asserts. "It is very disjointed, especially when you compare Ireland to the measure and thought process which the New Zealand government is following." Reassuring customers on health and safety is "the most important job that we have to do", Mr Ahern adds.
Damon and his family arrive at Dublin Airport to fly back to New York yesterdayHollywood superstar Matt Damon flew out of Ireland yesterday morning after spending three months here in lockdown. He was polite to bystanders when getting out of a limousine coach at the VIP Platinum services entrance at the airport. Damon initially flew into Ireland to shoot a movie here, The Last Duel. Expand Close Matt Damon in Dalkey with his famous SuperValu bag. / FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsapp Matt Damon in Dalkey with his famous SuperValu bag.
May 29, 2020 01:30 UTC
The Antrim County Board is believed to be investigating an alleged breach of the current training regulations by some players within the Cushendall club, writes John Campbell. A group was seen engaging in hurling fitness and practice at the club grounds - even though GAA chiefs have ordained that all premises throughout Ireland should remain under lock and key until July 20. It is understood that some senior Cushendall club officials were unaware that training was being undertaken at the ground. The GAA has come under increased pressure over the past two weeks to open its grounds so that people can avail of walkways and indoor facilities. Cushendall is one of Ulster's premier hurling clubs and makes a generous contribution of players to the Antrim senior team, which is due to meet Kerry in the Allianz League Division 2B final, although whether the game will be played or not is still a matter of conjecture.
World Rugby has approved 10 optional laws which unions, including the IRFU, can choose whether or not to implement. Concerns have hung over the return of rugby due to the contact nature of the sport, and in recognising the threat of transmitting coronavirus, World Rugby have looked at ways to reduce the risk. World Rugby is eager to reduce the amount of time players spend in scrums and rucks, while they have also placed a huge focus on the tackle area. World Rugby have also approved hygiene measures, including:⬤ Mandatory hand and face sanitisation pre- and post-match. Sanction: Free kick.
When the days tend to meld into each other, making a bank holiday weekend into a special occasion may feel a bit beside the point. Yet with the mercury reportedly heading for a whopper 26˚ this weekend, there's certainly cause for celebration. We've figured out how to make the most of the good weather, while still staying socially responsible and adhering to national guidelines. Beware: some of the country's best-known public spaces are likely to be heaving this weekend, so think off-radar instead. Nothing says bank holiday like a bbq and you'll have great weather to round off your sausage links and burgers.
ROSSLARE is the best positioned port in the Republic to be become a centre for offshore wind energy, but British ports are more likely to win the business. The report, commissioned by the Irish Wind Energy Association, analysed 21 ports and harbours and found none today could handle construction of offshore wind projects. The research identified Rosslare as the best candidate in the Republic but say it could require investment of €50m to €100m on new facilities to compete with UK ports. Government here wants offshore wind to deliver at least 3.5 gigawatts to the national grid by 2030 as part of its Climate Action Plan goals. "Of all the Irish ports, it (Rosslare) has the most strategic location in proximity to both the east and south coasts," it said.
Maxol brand ambassador Jacob Stockdale was speaking at the launch of the Phone A Friend fundraising campaign for Aware – text ‘Phone A Friend’ to 50300 to donate €4. Up until recently, Jacob Stockdale read everything that was written about him, particularly on social media. BarrageIn that time, the Ulster and Ireland winger, who is still only 24 years old, has received a barrage of online abuse, which took its toll mentally. "I could come out of a game and feel like I had a decent game, but I would see ten people on Twitter saying, 'Jacob Stockdale was c**p today.' Dealing with those kind of struggles is part of the reason why Stockdale got involved with the mental-health charity Aware.
A woman and police in Hong Kong on the second day of debate on a bill that would criminalise abusing the Chinese anthem. In last November's district council elections, Hong Kong's citizens showed whose side they were on by voting overwhelmingly for pro-democracy candidates who had supported the demonstrations. But what is the alleged national security threat that Hong Kong poses to China's Communist regime? The city represents everything Xi's regime hates about liberal democracy, which is why what is happening there is not only a huge challenge for Hong Kong, but also a direct threat to open societies everywhere. Liberal democracies and friends of Hong Kong must make it clear they will stand up for this great, free and dynamic city.