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Damian Lillard defends police brutality stance on Twitter

Damian Lillard defends police brutality stance on Twitter

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard explained some of his frustrations with respect to police brutality and the death of George Floyd last Monday in Minneapolis. Lillard wondered why police–especially in Floyd’s case–are allowed to be the aggressors and “attack” common citizens even without provocation.

If you attack the police then they have the right/reason to arrest you… but when the police attack YOU then you have the right to lay down and beg for your life? … — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 6, 2020

One particular individual attempted to say Damian Lillard’s statement was a “reach” because of Floyd’s purported illegal activity. But Lillard said the act was no excuse for Floyd losing his life.

101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell update Health Protection Measures

101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell update Health Protection Measures

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Use Your White Privilege To End Your White Privilege

White people are treated different in our society. White people are not better, but being white in our society is far easier.

Black people are treated worse in our society. Black people are not worse than white people, but it is far harder to be black in our society.

White people have privileges they can be completely unaware of. “Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem to you personally.” If you’re oblivious or not looking for the injustice as a white person, you likely won’t find it because it doesn’t directly affect you. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be fighting for justice and equality. In fact, you should be using your white privilege to end your white privilege.

Tips For Protecting The Investment You Have In Your Car

Consider getting some type of security gadget for your vehicle. Car alarms are great and there are many inexpensive kinds, but even just a «club» to lock your steering wheel may be sufficient of a deterrent to a would-be thief.

Facts are stubborn things by Femi Adesina

Facts are stubborn things by Femi Adesina

Next week, the Muhammadu Buhari administration would be exactly five years in office. Four full years of a first term, and one year accomplished in the second term of four years. In five years, President Buhari has touched Nigeria in diverse ways, despite myriad of challenges; economic, security, political, social, and many more. The fact sheet will be unfolded few days hence, but today, as build up to the anniversary season, let’s dwell on some unassailable truths that can never be swept away. As Sir Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister said; “Truth is incontrovertible. Ignorance may deride it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it, but there it is.”

Agreeing to Disagree | News, Sports, Jobs

 

On April 19, a letter to the editor was published in the Wheeling News-Register that was directed at me, regarding my writing of letters to the editor that have appeared in the aforementioned outstanding news for residents of the area.

In addressing this quite adversarial diatribe, I would like to state that such have always appeared in the Opinion section of the newspaper, where various viewpoints are encouraged, and national columnists of both the conservative and liberal viewpoints are included as well as an opinion/fact-based column by the very professional editor of the Wheeling-based newspapers, Mike Myer, as well as letters to the editor authored by area residents such as myself.

‘How I keep from speeding’ — and how other drivers don’t

Q: Since I started sheltering in place on March 15, I’ve needed to travel to my office in Fremont three times to handle essential work. I quickly found, as others have, that it’s sneakily easy for my speed to creep up higher than intended. My solution? Keep my Prius in the slow lane on Highway 237 and Interstate 880 with cruise control set just a bit under the speed limit. With very little traffic on the road these days, even that slow speed gets me to the office in just a few minutes without stress or strain. Allan Hurst, Sunnyvale

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Fit and healthy illustrator reveals how she was struck down with coronavirus and the daily symptoms

A ‘fit and healthy’ illustrator has revealed how she was struck down with coronavirus – and the daily diary of symptoms she experienced.

Nadia Ackerman, 45, who is from Sydney but lives in New York, said she has always been incredibly health conscious – she doesn’t smoke or drink, is a vegan and works out five days a week, alternating between vinyasa yoga and Crossfit sessions.

But the 45-year-old’s lifestyle didn’t protect her from COVID-19 like she ‘thought it would’, and Nadia said she spent a long 22 days battling coronavirus after going to a dinner party in March.

‘My case was considered mild and it was so rough. The disease doesn’t discriminate,’ she told FEMAIL.  

Nadia shared the daily diary she kept as she was struck down with coronavirus with FEMAIL, as she revealed she still has no sense of taste or smell over one month later.

 

My Grandfather Escaped From Communist Romania. Here’s His Story.

As a train slowed to take a hill outside a riverside city in communist Romania, about 20 young men leapt off and ran into the cornfields.

The fleeing men had planned to remove their clothes and tie them to their backs before going into the Danube River, but the dreadful sound of guards and dogs in hot pursuit changed their minds.

Plunging into the frigid water, George Tanase swam like mad, periodically checking for bullet wounds—in case adrenaline prevented him from feeling them—and trying, unsuccessfully, to kick off his waterlogged shoes.

Carried swiftly downstream by the current, George, exhausted, climbed onto what he hoped was the opposite bank of the Danube.

He found himself face to face with the barrel end of a soldier’s rifle. He took hold of it and was pulled up onto the bank. Out of the soldier’s mouth came the familiar sound of Romanian.

It was Sept. 11, 1951.

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FAQ about Colorado’s stay-at-home order

FAQ about Colorado’s stay-at-home order

On Wednesday, Governor Polis issued Executive Order D2020-017 ordering Coloradans to stay at home due to the presence of COVID-19. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s issued a public health order defining critical emergency personnel, infrastructure, government functions, and other activities that are exempt from the directives in this executive order. The governor’s office has released the following FAQ. When does the order take effect? The order will take effect Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. and is set to last through Saturday, April 11, 2020 unless rescinded or modified by further Executive Order. Why is the order necessary?