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Unarmed man killed by police who fired 20 rounds at him

first_imgABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — Stephon Clark was in his grandmother’s backyard, trying to get into the house Sunday night when two Sacramento police officers unleashed a barrage of 20 bullets, killing him, Clark’s family told ABC News.Police were responding to reports of a black male breaking into a car and hiding in a backyard in the 7500 block of 29th Street, officials said.When officers arrived, they saw Clark and he advanced toward them, holding an object in his hand, according to police. Initially, police reported that Clark, 22, was armed with a gun, then with a “toolbar,” but all that was found on him was a cellphone.On Wednesday, police released video from the officers’ body cameras as well as night-vision, thermal-imaging video from a Sacramento Sheriff’s Department helicopter. The chopper video shows Clark running from a neighbor’s yard and leaping a fence into his grandmother’s property. The deputies in the helicopter can be heard saying the suspect had broken a window on the house next door and was checking out another car in the driveway.In that video, Sacramento police can be seen approaching Clark in the driveway before the view is obscured by the building’s roof. The video picks up with officers running into the backyard and jumping back behind the corner of the building for cover.The police body-cam videos show the police running down the driveway after Clark and taking cover at the rear edge of the building. They can be heard yelling several times for Clark to stop and show them his hands before the 20-shot barrage.“Show me your hands! Gun, gun, gun!” one of the officers can be heard shouting just before shots rang out.The chopper video shows Clark moving toward the officers before the shooting, but it was unclear whether his arms were extended.Clark, whose nickname was “Zo” based on his middle name Alonzo, was a father of a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old, according to his brother, Stevante Clark.“He was a people person. He always reminded me of an old teenager. He could talk about religion, politics. He was very intellectual,” Stevante Clark told ABC News. “He would stay at home with the kids. I was very proud of him.”Stevante Clark said his grandparents heard the shots in the backyard, but believed them to be firecrackers. It wasn’t until officers were around their house that they looked out the window and saw Stephon Clark lying on the ground, Stevante Clark said. “She yelled at them and called them murderers,” Stevante Clark said. “The cops didn’t provide us with any information about the alleged break-ins.”Authorities are still investigating exactly what happened, a spokesperson for the police department told ABC News.According to a press release earlier this week, police canvassed the area and found three vehicles with damages that they believed were caused by the suspect. There was also a nearby residence that had a sliding glass door shattered.According to Stevante Clark, he and Stephon Clark would regularly enter their grandparents’ house through the backyard because the front doorbell didn’t work.“It easily could have been me,” Stevante Clark said.Both officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave.According to the spokesperson, Stephon Clark had prior felonies but would not go into detail about them.This shooting comes less than two years after the killing of Joseph Mann, another unarmed Sacramento man who was shot by police in the summer of 2016.His death led to a number of police reforms, including the requirement that all patrol officers wear body cameras and receive training in de-escalation.Berry Accius, a community activist in Sacramento, was at the forefront of pushing for changes in the department after Mann was killed. He’s ready to do the same again after Stephon Clark’s death.“There is no way for them to justify this. How do you shoot a person 20 times outside their grandparents’ house?” Accius told ABC News.Accius thinks this shooting will be a test for the police department.“Here is the moment of truth. This is now going to tell us if accountability, transparency and justice will be served,” Accius said. “If they are saying that this is a new culture of police then show us.”The family is in the process of getting an attorney and Stevante has started a GoFundMe to raise funds to bury Stephon Clark next to their older brother, who died in 2006.“I’m focused on his kids now,” Stevante Clark said. “I don’t want them to want for anything.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The Arsenal youngster poised to burst into the first team – Young Guns Blog

first_img Chris Willock has been singled out by Arsene Wenger during Arsenal’s pre-season Arsenal blogger Jamie Sanderson looks at the next young star expected to make the step up from the Gunners’ academy to the first team…It seems like every year there’s a top talent ready to burst out of Arsenal’s glittering academy – and this year is no different.During the friendly with Boreham Wood at the weekend, Arsene Wenger gave a run out to the next exciting prospect to emerge in the form of 16-year-old Chris Willock.This was no reserve run out, as he lined up alongside the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky and Wojciech Szczesny in a strong team. It’s a sign of just how highly he is regarded.Wenger admitted he was interested and intrigued by the winger after hearing plenty about him.Rightly so – Willock has been sparkling for the youth team and despite his young age, has been impossible to ignore.A technical wide man who can play as a number 10, he boasts great skill and speed, and is working hard to add power and physicality to his game in order to become a complete package.Ability must be mixed with attitude for Willock to reach the top, and all the reports are that he’s a good kid, has a great attitude and is hungry to listen and improve.We’ve only just started to get a glimpse of Willock but all the signs are that we’ll be seeing a lot more of him in future.From Jack Wilshere to Serge Gnabry, plenty of talents have used the pre-season to force their way into the first-team setup, and while Willock has time on his side, he’s good enough to make waves this summer and put himself in contention with the senior boys.Arsenal fans, have you seen Willock in action? If so, what do you think? Let us know below… 1last_img read more

H-DNL girl’s golf: Henry, Arcata take round 2

first_imgAvary Henry and the Arcata High girl’s golf team led the field in the second round of the season, Thursday at the Eureka Municipal Golf Course.Henry, who tied with McKinleyville’s Phoebe Sundberg for first-place in the season’s opening round on Sept. 5, took the top-spot outright on Thursday with an 82-stroke performance.Henry edged out Sundberg by four strokes, who took took second-place with an 86.Isabella Sundberg claimed third with an 89 while Eureka’s Marissa Highley and Arcata’s Kate …last_img

Emerging farmers on the rise

first_imgThe Jagpan mentorship programme helpsemerging farmers to build up their flocksof hardy Dorper sheep.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Gawie van Wyk  Jagpan Vennootskap Boerdery  +27 83 270 3161 • National Wool Growers Association   +27 41 365 5030 RELATED ARTICLES • Zuma: SA farmers make things happen • Not just a fluffy face • Paying it forward with goat farming • SA’s women farmers root out hunger • R200m tomato factory opens in PEEmily van RijswijckBlack emerging farmers are beginning to find their feet in the tough environment of commercial farming, with success stories being recorded in the Eastern and Northern Cape provinces.The majority of the 17 000 wool sheep farmers living in the former Transkei and Ciskei regions – located to the north and south of the Kei River in the Eastern Cape, respectively – are small farmers, running herds of 20 to 30 sheep on average.On their own, these farmers would struggle to make a sustainable living but thanks to a mentorship and support programme offered by the National Wool Growers Association of South Africa (NWGA), these same farmers are now serious players in the wool export industry. The NWGA’s Training and Development for Communal and Emerging Wool Farmers programme aims to pool resources and establish ongoing mentorship. Started in 1997, it has helped to increase the bale volumes of the region’s farmers from just over 222 000 kilograms in 1997 to a hefty 2.9-million kilograms over the last season. “We teach them everything from shearing their sheep, to classing the wool and packing it properly into bales,” says Leon de Beer, GM at the Port Elizabeth-based NWGA head office. “We also introduce them to wool brokers.”The programme follows a five-tier approach:Providing infrastructure development and upgrading of shearing stations and facilities;Giving ongoing development and training;Mentorship assistance with local, established farmers;Help with all marketing-related aspects; andGenetic improvement of the local herds with the gradual introduction of superior rams.Increased earnings, better lifeThe programme has made a huge difference to the income and overall social status of the farmers, adds de Beer. The rand value for the area’s 2010/11 season is estimated at almost 70-million (US$8.9-million), of which 90% is earmarked for export. The genetic improvement aspect has also brought about significant change to the quality of the wool produced in the area. With help from the NWGA, farmers from areas bordering the Ciskei and Transkei have gradually been building up the genetic quality of the local herds with superior breeding rams.To date, almost 28 000 rams have been introduced into local herds over a nine-year period.  Partnering with emerging farmersFar removed from the rolling green hills of the beautiful Transkei and Ciskei, lies the Hantam district of the Great Karoo, a semi-arid farming area in the Northern Cape, known for its delicious mutton. It is here that farmer Gawie van Wyk and his brother-in-law Jannie van Heerden set up the Jagpan Vennootskap Boerdery in 2007, a mentorship project with emerging farmers.“Our motivation was to make a contribution, to do something to help. I grew up in the area and know the people very well,” says Van Wyk, who is also NWGA’s production adviser in the district.Located 120 km from the small town of Carnarvon, the initiative has already won accolades from the Rural Development and Land Reform Department for its financial systems. “We lay great emphasis on the financial management of the farm,” says Van Wyk.Van Wyk and Van Heerden are mentoring four famers – Patrick Sacco, Jan Moolman, Dirk Sacco and Ismael Louw. Three of the group have never farmed commercially before, and for the moment all of them are still part-time farmers. With the exception of Louw, the others still hold down nine to five jobs during the week, with farming activities restricted to the weekends.  A business model that worksJagpan’s business plan is simple and ensures success for all three parties – the state, the emerging farmers and the two mentors. The state has allowed the partners to lease the land for a seven-year period at no cost, but with commitments to manage and maintain it. At the outset of the project four years ago, the state donated 400 Dorper ewes to the initiative. These are locally-bred sheep, developed by cross-breeding the Dorset Horn and Blackhead Persian varieties. The breed is well suited to hot, dry areas and is known as a fast-growing meat producer.The Dorpers were run with 400 ewes belonging to Van Wyk and Van Heerden.  The 800 sheep were farmed as a unit with a 50% profit share going to the trainees and 50% going to the two mentors.The emerging farmers are required to build up their own flock to 800 ewes within seven years. As this happens, Van Wyk and Van Heerden gradually reduce their own ewe numbers and their percentage of the profits accordingly. The farm is already running 600 of its own Dorper ewes. It wasn’t all plain sailing though. After experiencing two excellent years the farmers had a tough season in 2010, losing a lot of sheep to Rift Valley Fever. Van Wyk believes the emerging farmers may not have been able to sustain their efforts were it not for the mentorship and support provided during this difficult period.But he sees a promising future. “By the end of the seven years, they’ll be self-sustaining,” he believes.Transkei and CiskeiThe Transkei and Ciskei are two of the four formerly independent homelands created under the apartheid government in the 1970s. The other two homelands were Bophuthatswana and Venda. The Ciskei and Transkei are now part of the Eastern Cape Province.The Transkei boasts some of the most spectacular seascapes in South Africa, many of which remain largely untouched, prompting the use of its other popular name, the Wild Coast. The Wild Coast is a favourite tourist spot for the more adventurous as roads can be sub-standard in places, but awards the visitor with places like the Hole in the Wall and Wavecrest, the southern-most mangrove swamp in the world.Inland, visitors are treated to the sight of soft rolling hills dotted with homesteads still built in traditional fashion, with clay walls and thatch roofs. The area’s inhabitants, the Xhosa people, live mostly off subsistence farming and the local tourism industry. The Ciskei region is home to Bhisho, the capital of the Eastern Cape. The area is poor and most inhabitants exist on subsistence farming.The Ciskei has a small stretch of pristine coastline, offering great opportunities for hiking, such as the rewarding Shipwreck hiking trail, which allows hikers the opportunity to really “rough it”.last_img read more

Two-Factor Authorization Is Awesome – Until You Lose the Damn Token

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts It’s no secret that passwords as a sole security feature are starting to be phased out and clever techniques like two-factor authorization are becoming more commonplace. But two-factor authentication can be too clever for it’s own good: In a system where access is granted based on something you know (the passphrase) and something you have (a cellphone or key), what happens if you actually lose the something you’re supposed to have?This is not an uncommon problem. In the office, keys and key cards get lost all the time. And how many of us have done the walk of shame in sweats and bunny slippers down to the hotel lobby when we tried to set our tray out in the hallway only to hear the door mockingly click shut behind us?And that’s just one-factor authorization, where you need only the key to get in. How much worse will it get when security from the physical world will be required to access the virtual world?In the workplace and elsewhere in the real world, acquiring a new key is usually not that hard. You go talk to the building manager or security in the office and get your new physical token. Lose the keys to your car, you call a significant other with a copy of the key, or call the dealer. All of these workarounds do the trick because you’re physically present and can explain the circumstances to some sympathetic soul (bunny slippers help, trust me).But what happens when you lose the physical element of two-factor authentication for an online service? You can’t exactly call them up and get your access restored. Or, at least, you shouldn’t be able to do that.So what is the plan when you lose the physical piece of two-factor authentication?Why The Rigmarole?This is not just academic exercise for me – for the last couple of days someone keeps trying to reset my Twitter account’s password, and (for now) I’m resting easy in the knowledge that whoever’s doing it can’t get into my email account to pick up a legitimate reset password link (and I’m not clicking the links on what are probably phishing emails).This is the primary reason why it’s a good idea to implement two-factor authorization. Even if someone does manage to find out your password for an account, they can’t log in to your account and start changing passwords or use your account to start gathering information on your personal and financial life. Not without the physical token.In my case, the token is my Android phone, which is using the Google Authenticator app to generate time-based verification codes that I enter if I log into my Google accounts (and others I’ve got the app tracking). I had been using the “Send code to SMS” option, but that proved troublesome when trying to log into Google in buildings where cell access was a problem. The app continuously creates new codes, regardless of connection.If I lose my phone, it’s going to be a pain, but not the end of the world.Follow The PlanFirst, Google recommends that I find a computer that has already logged into my accounts. I have one machine, my primary office computer, that Google remembers for 30 days at a time. I can get into that and start performing the tasks that need to be done. Even if I am away from home, I can call a family member and walk them through the process.The very first thing to do if you lose the phone (er, token) is get connected to the accounts for which the phone is being used for two-factor authentication and change the password. Most of the time a phone is lost, it’s just that: lost. And, even if it were stolen, most of the time it’s going to be taken by some numbskull who will soon be taking pictures of themselves and their friends so you can track them down and take it back. Still, better to be safe than sorry.Once you change your main password, Google recommends that you revoke any application-specific passwords you granted to apps on the phone. If you get your phone back, you can always give the phone a new application-specific password.If you don’t have access to a computer that’s already logged in to Google or is within that 30-day remembering period, you have two options:For Google Apps users, when Google is handling your email and other services but using your domain, not gmail.com, the fastest thing to do is contact your Apps administrator and have them turn off two-factor authentication so you can log into your account straight away to change your password and revoke access to your account.If you are not an Apps user (or can’t seem to get a hold of your administrator), you can have codes sent to your backup phone. If you haven’t set up a backup phone on your Google account, it’s a good idea to do it.The other option is to use one of the 10 printable codes that Google makes available to your account. I personally don’t use this option, but keeping an unlabeled piece of paper around that has a random set of numbers is not likely to be a huge security risk.Losing the physical part of your two-factor authentication will be a pain, just like losing a key for a physical lock would be. That’s kind of the point, in some ways. But most services using two-factor authorization will have procedures in place to help you work around the situation. Check your two-factor services and make sure you’ve done everything you need to do to prepare for the inevitable loss of your physical token.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#security brian proffittcenter_img 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzes Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

To Russia with boos but Pique here to stay

first_imgSpain To Russia with boos, but Pique is here to stay for Spain Ben Hayward Spanish Football Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 05:17 10/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Gerard Pique Spain Getty Images Spain WC Qualification Europe Spain v Albania Albania Barcelona World Cup Primera División Opinion The Barcelona defender was whistled by fans in Alicante during La Roja’s 3-0 win over Albania, but they had better get used to having him around To Russia with boos. Spain sealed top spot in Group G and automatic qualification for next summer’s World Cup with a comprehensive victory over Albania in Alicante that was effectively all over inside half an hour. It was a quite superb showing from Julen Lopetegui’s side, sadly marred by the fans’ treatment of Gerard Pique.The Barcelona defender has been in the eye of the storm over the past few days due to Sunday’s referendum in Catalunya, when he spoke emotionally after his side’s 3-0 win over Las Palmas, played behind closed doors as a protest at the brutal violence by Spanish police against Catalan citizens.The 30-year-old was then booed by fans in training in Madrid with the Spain side ahead of the game against Albania and spoke honestly in a press appearance on Monday, in which he reiterated his commitment to La Roja. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Gerard Pique Spain“If the coach or any director of the Federation thinks that I am a problem for the national team, I will step aside before the World Cup,” Pique said at Camp Nou on Sunday as he spoke to reporters in the mixed zone.By Monday, however, he was determined to stay. “The first day of training was difficult. Nobody likes it when there are people against you. It’s not pleasant to receive insults,” he said. “But it’s a challenge for me. I want to help the national team in every way I can, above all on the pitch.”And he added: “I came here 15 years ago and it’s been like a family to me. It’s one of the big reasons I keep coming here. My commitment has always been to the utmost. I feel proud to be with the national team. Don’t doubt my commitment.”Spain World Cup GFXPique won praise from many quarters after answering numerous questions in a frank fashion during that appearance and he was unsurprisingly named in the starting XI to face Albania by Lopetegui on Friday.There were boos before kick-off and again during the match, every time Pique touched the ball. And although some cheered, there were more jeers for the Barca defender. Luckily though, the player himself did not appear to be overly affected by the reaction of those supporters.Even without Andres Iniesta, Spain sparkled and all three goals were wonderful. The first saw Isco find Rodrigo Moreno with an incisive pass, the latter hammering home a volley after chesting the ball down. The second was a superb strike from Isco himself, in fantastic form all evening, while the third was a powerful header from Thiago following one of many excellent crosses from the impressive debutant right-back Alvaro Odriozola.Rodrigo SpainIsco SpainSpain took their feet off the pedals after that and Albania had a couple of chances themselves, one after Pique was dispossessed in the area. However, the result was never in any danger and after Italy were held at home by Macedonia, Lopetegui’s side sealed top spot in Group G with the 3-0 win.Pique was booked and misses the trip to Israel next week. And he may well be happy about that after the events over the past few days. After that, there is a friendly away to Germany in March and then the World Cup.Spain 7/1 to lift the World CupBy that time, things should have died down. And if they have not, then it is a poor show from Spain supporters. Pique is a World Cup winner and European champion with La Roja and whatever his opinions about Catalunya, he only wants to help Spain win the game’s greatest prize in Russia next summer. So it is time to back him, not boo him.last_img read more

SA Use Power To Turn Up The Heat

first_imgHeat team members will gain exclusive access into the Power’s inner sanctum, with an exclusive once in a lifetime opportunity as part of the TFSA High Performance program – the Heat Elite.Players will be treated as if it’s their first day of pre-season at the Club, with Touch Football South Australia’s State Operations Manager, Tim Wyld, saying that the players are looking forward to the experience. “We’re just trying to offer something different to our players as part of their High Performance program, to give them an understanding of what it’s like to be in an elite training environment. I’m really pleased that the Power has come to the party and given them the full exclusive session that they would do for their players, so they are not really changing too much of it,” Wyld said. “They’re basically getting treated as if it is the first day of an AFL pre-season, so they are going to report to the headquarters and get tested.  Everything they’ll do is tested and comparisons made to where they need to be, so for them to have access to that is a huge advantage we think.”Players will report to training and undergo a hydration test before heading to the Club’s lecture room for a welcome and introduction conducted by PAFC fitness coaches. Players will then receive the results of their hydration tests and tips in maintaining appropriate levels of hydration.From there it’s out on to the oval for a yo-yo test (physical fitness) before an AFL pre-season conditioning session, complete with GPS player tracking and results data analysis.This will then be followed by recovery involving ice baths and stretching, utilising the latest trends in sports science. Finally players will assemble in the clubs lecture theatre for a de-brief and question and answer session.This is the second week in a row that the Heat Elite have had the opportunity to learn from leaders of other sports, following a session with Australian Beach Volleyball coach, Mick Nelson, last weekend. The players had the opportunity to hear about preparation, team dynamics and delivering in big games from Nelson, with Wyld saying that the players received great benefit from hearing him speak. “He basically made some comparisons to our sport and his, being an Olympic Beach Volleyball coach, saying that the Australians on an international stage are a small competitor and there is obviously Brazil and the USA which are the two dominant bodies. He talked about what they can do, and what we can do as a small state to gain a competitive advantage over some of the more dominant rivals that we have, what we can do differently to those that gives us a chance. We might not be able to beat them, but it gives us a chance and an opportunity to compete with them, so that was really good.”“They sat down after and did some goal setting and working out what their competitive advantage was based on the feedback and insights that he provided so that was really good, and I guess that we’re expecting similar sort of motivation to stem from this weekend,” Wyld said. Stay tuned to the Touch Football South Australia website, to hear how the Heat players fare on their day as ‘Power players’ – www.touchsa.com.aulast_img read more

10 months agoHowe admits Bournemouth defending not good enough for Man Utd defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Howe admits Bournemouth defending not good enough for Man Utd defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits their defending wasn’t good enough for defeat at Manchester United.The hosts, as expected under new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, looked to attack from the off and Howe’s side were powerless to prevent the goal in the 4-1 defeat.Howe said, “It’s a tough day and a disappointing performance.”Defensively we weren’t great, with the ball we weren’t great and that’s a bad mix coming to Old Trafford.”They played in the way we expected but we didn’t with them well, we didn’t defend crosses well and allowed them too much time.”They have players in every position that can hurt you, but we have to learn from this game.”The manager continued, “We’ve been through a tough period, the fixture list has been extremely unkind to us.”We’ve had a real run of successive games and the injury situation is very difficult as we have stretched resources.”Those injuries maybe meant that I had to play a system I wouldn’t have played ideally.”That’s combined with confidence but the main focus for me is that we can control our destiny, we have to change this moment and that’s where the focus lies.” last_img read more

10 months agoPSG launching €100M offer for Napoli midfielder Allan

first_imgPSG launching €100M offer for Napoli midfielder Allanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are preparing a massive offer for Napoli midfielder Allan.Il Mattino says PSG see Allan as a readymade replacement for wantaway midfielder Adrien Rabiot.And they’re ready to offer a massive €90m to convince Napoli to sell – with a further €10m due if they win the Champions League.PSG would also hand Allan a contract worth €8m-a-year.For the moment, Napoli have insisted Allan won’t leave in January, though the size of the offer could force a rethink. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img