Some Ukrainians voice mixed reactions to Nobel prize winners
A day after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize with fellow human rights campaigners from Belarus and Russia, the head of the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties praised the work of her fellow laureates but cautioned against lumping the three together in a Cold War-like narrativewashingtonpost.com
Sharyland, Pioneer, Memorial stay unbeaten at tourneyBY HENRY MILLERSTAFF WRITERMISSION — Kenisha Martinez is known for pounding shots from above the net. The Monitor’s 2021 All-Area Newcomer of the Year is among the top boppers across the Rio Grande Valley. Sharyland joins McAllen Memorial and Sharyland Pioneer — all from District 31-5A — as undefeated teams heading into today’s championship tournament bracket at Sharyland Pioneer. The championship game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Edinburg Vela, also from 31-5A, advanced to the gold bracket as well. Sharyland head coach Raul Castillo said winning the district could come down to who is the most effective from that service line.myrgv.com
New this week: 'Day Shift' and 'Five Days at Memorial'
This week’s new entertainment releases include music from the union of The Roots’ Black Thought and super-producer Danger Mouse, a PBS “Frontline” investigation into women’s rights in Afghanistan a year after the U_S_ withdrawal and Jamie Foxx playing a vampire hunter in “Day Shift.”.
Cameron Smith ignores history and takes lead at Memorial
Cameron Smith believes he is playing the best golf of his life, and it shows. Smith elicited one of the loudest cheers of a glorious afternoon Friday at Muirfield Village — another anomaly for this weather-plagued tournament — when he holed out with a downhill chip from beyond the green on the par-3 12th that carried him to a 3-under 69. “I think I'm just happy with the way I stuck in there,” Smith said.news.yahoo.com
Russia extends prison term for researcher of Stalin purges
A Russian court on Monday extended the prison term handed to an activist who investigated Stalin-era repression to 15 years on what he says are trumped-up charges. Yuri Dmitriyev, 65, rose to prominence after uncovering mass graves of victims of Stalinist repressions. Dmitriyev was accused of making child pornography, indecent acts and illegal possession of a part of a weapon.news.yahoo.com
Family, friends hold celebration of life for two people gunned down in southeast Bexar County
During a celebration of life event, family and friends remembered the lives of two people who were gunned down in Southeast Bexar County early August. Sareena Kay Bain, 28, and Jonathan Fann, 38, are the victims of a shooting Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies say was started from a domestic dispute that escalated.
‘You ripped her away from me’: Grandmother addresses accused killer of 6-year-old
The family of a 6-year-old girl who was gunned down during a car club gathering held her final viewing Saturday afternoon. Saryah Perez died on the night of Mother’s Day after an altercation broke out that led to shots fired.
Did you lose a friend or family member to COVID-19? Share your loved one’s story
It almost seems impossible, but we’ve been living with COVID-19 in our lives for almost a year, and tragically, some of us have lost grandparents, parents, siblings and friends to this unforgiving virus. As the United States is approaching 500,000 deaths since early 2020, it seems that many of us have experienced a COVID-related loss. So, in honor of your loved one’s memory, we’re asking that you share a photo of them and tell us their story. We’ve all dealt with grief in our lives, but losing a loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic is especially hard, since we all can’t celebrate their lives like we normally would. Hopefully sharing your loved ones with others virtually can bring you the tiniest bit of comfort in these uncertain times.
Jefferson remains on track to make girls basketball history
Through the first half of the District 27-5A season Jefferson remained laser-focused on the prize. Undefeated Jefferson (14-3, 9-0) has a mission to become the first girls’ basketball playoff team in the school’s 45-year history. Jefferson scored the next seven points, concluding with a three-pointer from Desiree Gonzales (14 points, all in first half). It’s like a family.”A pair of baskets from Kaleah Muñiz (17 points) helped Lanier close to 31-24 at halftime, but Jefferson outscored Lanier 15-4 in the third quarter. We wanted to keep playing the way we’ve been playing.”Jefferson’s Alisay Gonzalez scored 12 points from three-point range.mysanantonio.com
Memorial puts hammer down after halftime to win Salsa Bowl
Salsa Bowl XII was played at an unfamiliar time, and Memorial senior back C.J. “It was a great win,” said Cardenas, who ran for 176 yards and three touchdowns. It feels great to beat Kennedy one more time in my senior year.”Memorial has won three of the last four games in the Salsa Bowl series. Memorial established a 22-7 halftime lead but committed 60 yards in penalties over the last 3½ minutes of the first half. For so many kids playing their first game, I thought our kids played tough.”But Memorial responded three plays later.mysanantonio.com
Rahm's wild day ends with Memorial win and No. 1 ranking
Jon Rahm, of Spain, celebrates after the 18th hole to win the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)DUBLIN, Ohio Jon Rahm won the Memorial to join Seve Ballesteros as the only Spaniards to reach No. Replay of Rahm's chip appeared to show the ball moved ever so slightly when he placed his lob wedge behind it. The chip was similar but from a different angle to Tiger Woods chipping in from behind the 16th green when he won the Memorial for the fifth time in 2012. Norlander and Hughes tied at 3-under 285, but the spot went to Hughes because he had the better world ranking.
Finau, Palmer share early lead at Memorial as Tiger hangs on
Tony Finau hits from the second tee during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, July 17, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. That kind of score isn't happening at Muirfield Village, where the greens are getting faster by the hour. The way Muirfield Village is playing, both are impressive. Woods, a five-time winner at Muirfield Village, has never missed the cut in 17 previous times at the Memorial. But I battled back well.Palmer played the Workday Charity Open last week at Muirfield Village and missed the cut.
Shane Lowry playing golf this week, but not where he thought
It will go to Royal St. Georges next summer. Its just very strange times for us at the minute, isnt it?Lowry said he has never seen the lunar landscape of Royal St. Georges. Id love if we were playing in front of 40,000 or 50,000 people this week in St. Georges, he said. For the week of the U.S. Open, golf was in its second week of returning from the pandemic, at Harbour Town. So everything that I miss or that I wont get to do this week, Im sure Ill get to do next year.
Tiger Woods to return next week at Muirfield Village
DUBLIN, Ohio The PGA Tour returned five weeks ago with some of its strongest fields. He chose not to go to Mexico City for a World Golf Championship, then skipped three straight tournaments in Florida before golf was halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That will give him at least one start, and possibly two if he plays a World Golf Championship in Tennessee, before heading into the first major of a reconfigured year. The PGA Championship is Aug. 6-9 at Harding Park in San Francisco, where Woods won a World Golf Championship in 2005. Woods has played only three times this season on the PGA Tour, starting with his record-tying 82nd victory at the Zozo Championship in Japan.
Chairman of Israel's Yad Vashem to step down after 27 years
JERUSALEM The chairman of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Memorial said Sunday he will be stepping down after 27 years. Shalev guided a period of dramatic transformation at one of the world's foremost Holocaust remembrance institutions. He also oversaw the creation of an international school for Holocaust studies and an institute for Holocaust research. Yad Vashem is an almost sacred institution in Israel, where students, soldiers and company outings tour regularly and where the country holds its annual Holocaust remembrance day ceremony. In 2015, Yad Vashem challenged the accuracy of a claim by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggesting that a World War II-era Palestinian leader persuaded the Nazis to adopt their Final Solution to exterminate 6 million Jews.
Live coverage: George Floyd set to be buried next to mother after thousands mourned his death in Houston
HOUSTON After thousands of people paid their final respects to George Floyd, he is set to be buried next to his mother during a private funeral in Houston on Tuesday. Floyds family has planned a private celebration of life at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Related coverage:7:30 a.m. -- Final preparations are being made for a private funeral for George Floyd, whose death has sparked a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality. Greg Abbott, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, Jackson Lee, Sharpton, attorney Benjamin Crump, rapper Bun B, and more. San Antonio buildings lit to honor George Floyd
Live coverage: Celebrities, leaders join thousands in Houston for George Floyd memorial
HOUSTON 7 a.m. -- Houston is preparing for hundreds of mourners with a six-hour viewing of George Floyds casket on Monday. The viewing, which is open to the public, will be held at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Floyds hometown. Al Sharpton, Attorney Benjamin Crump, Slim Thug, Leela James, Paul Wall, Floyd Mayweather, Congressman Al Green, Bishop James Dixon, and more. It is the final public memorial before Floyd will be buried Tuesday at the Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery. Floyd, 46, died after a white Minneapolis officer pressed a knee on his neck for several minutes exactly two weeks ago.
Second memorial will be held for George Floyd after another night of protests
NORTH CAROLINA George Floyd's second memorial will take place Saturday in the state where he was born after the 11th night of protests ignited by his death. "The memorial is about the life that Mr. George Floyd lived, and this is a time to embrace the family with expressions of love and kindness," Peterkin said. The remembrance of his life follows a night of de-escalation for protests in many cities across the US. "We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response," City Council member Jeremiah Ellison tweeted. Responses to demonstrations shiftA sign of the change in the tone of protests and police response has been the change in arrests.