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Black man dies after US police press him to ground

A Black man who yelled “I cannot breathe” as a white Minneapolis police officer pressed him hard down with his knee in the US state of Minnesota died late on Monday, police reported, putting forward the unjust from community members and leaders, and leading to the officers’ discontinuance.

Video of the occurrence shows the police officer pressing down George Floyd, believed to be in his 40s, to the pavement with his knee on the man’s neck for several minutes.

Floyd was known by prominent civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, who said he had been keep back by the Floyd family.

Floyd can be heard saying in the leaked video: “Please, please, I cannot breathe.”

The officer tells Floyd to “relax”.

Floyd responds: “I can’t breathe. Please, the knee in my neck.”

*The officer continues to hold down Floyd with his knee for several minutes, with Floyd pleading and asking for water.*

“My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Please, please. I can’t breathe,” Floyd cries out, while moaning and trying to cough.

Floyd eventually appears motionless under the officer’s knee.

Those who were watching the occurrence unfold can be heard begging police to move off Floyd.

“He’s not f****** moving,” an onlooker can be heard saying. “Get off of his f****** neck.”

It is not clear what happened before and after the video was taken from the incident.

The city’s mayor, Jacob Frey, confirmed that the officers had been terminated, saying “this is the right decision for our city”.

Many are still complaining about black life and how they been maltreated all in the name of racism.

Source___Aljazeera

Republican National Convention: Trump alarms to move event from North Carolina

US President Donald Trump has alarmed to move the Republican National Convention if limitations are placed on the number of people attending due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event is due to take place in North Carolina from 24-27 August 2020.

On Monday, nonetheless, Mr Trump said he would move the site of the convention if “full attendance” is not promised.

Almost 100,000 people have died with coronavirus in the US. Many states have put forward measures to stop its escalation.

In a number of tweets posted early on Monday, Mr Trump said that North Carolina’s Democrat Governor Roy Cooper was “still in shutdown mood” and was “unable to guarantee” that the event would take place at full capacity in Charlotte as originally planned.

“In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat governor would allow the Republican party to fully occupy the space,” said Mr Trump.

‘Republicans planning to attend the convention “must be immediately given an answer by the governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied”, the president said, otherwise another site would be selected.’

A spokesman for Governor Cooper said North Carolina was “relying on data and science to protect our state’s public health and safety”.

Mr Trump is hunting for a second term in office and there are no other Republicans stationing.

The Democrats shifted their convention back a month to mid-August because the coronavirus pandemic.

Source___BBC News

Trump and his objective to win a second term lay open in Michigan visit

President Donald Trump’s tarnishing of fact, divide-and-rule strategy and endless gain for new political enemies may be catastrophic in a pandemic.

But such behavior, combined with the promise of an American comeback, still adds up to a formidable electoral arsenal.

‘The President gave every impression Thursday of battling for his political life during a visit to Michigan, a state that crystallizes the themes of his bid for a second term and that could be decisive in his clash with Democrat Joe Biden. It was his most explicit display yet of his plans to beat treacherous pandemic politics and criticism of his leadership in pursuit of an even more logic-busting victory than in 2016.’

Trump mainly used the trip to present himself as the champion of an economic rebuilder and of millions of Americans who lost jobs, portraying Democrats as adding to the desperation of shut-out workers.

“A permanent lockdown is not a strategy for a healthy state or a healthy country. To protect the health of our people we must have a functioning economy,” Trump said, implicitly discounting arguments of critics who say it’s not yet safe to reopen.

“Americans who want and need to return to work should not be vilified — they should be supported,” Trump said, lashing out at journalists and politicians who can work from home.

Trump also touches his central campaign goals, bragging about his new trade deals, spreading his effort to use China as a scapegoat for not stopping a pandemic he himself had ignored and commemorating the border wall that is crucial to his bond with his claim supporters.

And he took a new approach at Biden’s mental capacity, identifying the former vice president “a Democrat that doesn’t even know where he is.” And even before he left the White House, Trump remit yet another lemon to his evangelical supporters, then followed up in Michigan.

Source____CNN

US man who recorded Arbery shooting video Indict for murder

The United States man who recorded mobile phone video footage of Ahmaud Arbery’s tragic shooting in the state of Georgia was taken into custody on Thursday and indicted for murder in his death.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 50-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan was taken into custody on charges of ‘felony’ murder and criminal venture to commit false imprisonment.

‘Arbery, an unarmed black man, was killed on February 23 after a white father and son armed themselves and pursued him after spotting the 25-year-old man running in their neighbourhood. More than two months passed before authorities arrested Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault.’

Bryan lives in the same section, and the video he took from the cab of his vehicle helped stir a huge backlash when it leaked online. Bryan’s lawyer, Kevin Gough, did not immediately return a phone message.

Gregory McMichael, a former investigator for the local district attorney, told police he thought Arbery was a burglar. He said Arbery assaulted his son before he was shot.

Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, has said she knows well her son was simply out jogging.

Source___Aljazeera

US Senate put forward bills that could reject some Chinese firms

The US Senate has passed a bill that could reject some Chinese companies from putting up for sales shares on American stock exchanges.

It would require foreign firms to follow US ways for audits and other financial management.

The procedure now has to be passed by the House of Representatives before being signed into law by President Trump.

It comes as US-China agitation increases over the virus pandemic and after the Luckin Coffee accounting rumours.

The planned legislation would also require publicly traded companies to reveal whether they are owned or controlled by a foreign government.

The bill applies to all foreign companies, but is targeted at China, and follows intense criticism of Beijing by Mr Trump and other US politicians.

Mr Trump and officials in his administration argue that China mishandled the coronavirus outbreak in its early stages.

The escalation has now getting out of hand to become a pandemic that has killed almost 330,000 people worldwide and crippled the global economy.

*US-listed Chinese companies have already come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks after Luckin Coffee revealed that an internal investigation found hundreds of millions of dollars of its sales last year were “fabricated”.*

The company said its own findings had found that fabricated sales from the second quarter of last year to the fourth quarter amounted to about 2.2bn yuan ($310m; £254m). That equates to about 40% of its real gained annual sales.

The Chinese coffee chain has since ceased its chief executive and chief operating officer, while six other employees who were told to have been involved in or known about the transactions have been taken back or put on leave.

Source___BBC News

US Says WHO ‘Non-performance’ On COVID-19 ‘Cost Many Lives’

The United States on Monday condemned the World Health Organization’s “failure” to secure and provide significant information on COVID-19 that could have help stop the pandemic and saved many lives.

“We must be frank about one of the primary reasons this outbreak spun out of control: there was a failure by this organisation to obtain the information that the world needed, and that failure cost many lives,” US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said in a video address to the WHO’s main annual meeting.

Azar hold out that the WHO had to change and become more clear, as he reverse an independent review of “every aspect” of the UN health agency’s response to the escalates pandemic.

The escalation, which first started in China late last year, has killed and infected more people in the United States than in any other country by far.

Washington has adjourned its funding to the WHO, indicting it of being too close to Beijing, and covering up and mishandlng of the pandemic.

“In an apparent attempt to conceal this outbreak, at least one member state made a mockery of their transparency obligations, with tremendous costs for the entire world,” said Azar.

“We saw that the WHO failed at its core mission of information sharing and transparency when member states do not act in good faith.

“This cannot ever happen again. The status quo is intolerable. WHO must change, and it must become far more transparent and far more accountable.”

Azar said that while countries were concentrating on the sudden response to the pandemic, they US Says WHO ‘Failure’ On COVID-19 ‘Cost Many Lives’

Source___Channels TV

One person died following Canadian Snowbirds aircraft bumps into home in British Columbia

No less than one person was killed and another severely injured on Sunday when a Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crashed in Kamloops, British Columbia, as said by the Royal Canadian Air Force.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that one member of the CF Snowbirds team has died and one has sustained serious injuries,” the RCAF said on Twitter, adding that more information would be available shortly.

Capt. Jennifer Casey in this picture was the one identified as the deceased victim. She was the team’s public affairs officer, according to a press release from the National Defence Canadian Armed Forces.

Casey was from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and become a member of the Canadian Armed Forces in August 2014 as a direct entry officer, according to her RCAF biography. Well before that, she had been a broadcast radio reporter, anchor and producer in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Belleville, Ontario, the biography said.

“To the family of Captain Jenn Casey we send our condolences, know that she was an inspiration to many and she will be missed,” said Gen. Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff for the Canadian Armed Forces.

Capt. Richard MacDougall, the pilot of the aircraft, was critically injured in the crash and is being taken cared of, the Canadian Armed Forces release said.

Source___CNN News

NBA legend’s trainers sell for a sum of $560,000

Basketball legend Michael Jordan’s sighned trainers from 1985 sold for a sum of $560,000 (£463,000) in an online fair.

The Nike Air Jordan 1s, put on by Jordan during his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls, were anticipated to earn between $100,00-$150,000 at Sotheby’s.

The preceding record was $437,500 for a pair of Nike’s 1972 Moon Shoes.

Jordan wore unsuited trainers, with the left a size 13 and the right a size 13.5.

The Air Jordan 1s were sold by Jordan Geller, who started up the trainer museum Shoezeum in Las Vegas.

The sale happen at the same time with a Netflix documentary – The Last Dance – with behind-the-scenes footage of the Bulls’ Chase for a sixth NBA title in the 1997-98 season.

Source___BBC News

‘Overthrown” vaccine expert says US is cladding its ‘darkest winter’

A one time top US health official has told Congress the country could face its “darkest winter in modern history” because of the coronavirus.

Rick Bright guided the government agency in the verge of developing a vaccine, but was pulled out from his post last month.

Mr Bright says he was removed from the job after his refusal to advocate an untested drug treatment being proclaimed as a “game changer” by President Trump.

Mr Trump has declared Mr Bright is a “disgruntled” employee.

Mr Bright also told the House of Representatives subcommittee on health “lives were lost” because of government “inaction” in the early stages of the escalation.

*He said he first spoke out about a medical equipment shortage in January, raising the issue to the “highest levels” of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), but “got no response”.
During his testimony, Mr Bright warned that the US’s “window of opportunity” to deal with the coronavirus was “closing”.*

“If we fail to improve our response now, based on science, I fear the pandemic will get worse and be prolonged,” he said.

“Without better planning, 2020 could be the darkest winter in modern history.”

Mr Bright also explained to the subcommittee that in January he was sent an email he would “never forget”, from a distributor of medical-grade face masks who notified of a severe scarcity.

Source___BBC News

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