Indianapolis funk trio Turbo Suit is set to take to the road this fall on ‘The Tiger Blood Tour’, with scheduled appearances at several high-profile festivals and dates at hot spots all throughout the Midwest and East Coast. They will will be sharing the stage alongside the likes of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The New Deal, Exmag, Artifakts, as well as long time buddy Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee at various dates (see details below). Additionally, the band will put on a special, one time performance of Nirvana’s Nevermind presented by Live For Live Music with one of our favorites, Ryan Stasik of Umphrey’s McGee. That show is set to take place at Brooklyn’s The Hall At MP on October 22nd. More details about that show can be seen here.Check out the full tour schedule below:
The family of Nevaeh Thomas, an 11-year-old Black girl from Kansas City, Kansas, and victim of a suspected racially-motivated attack by a 12-year-old white boy in Shawnee, came with messages of conviction: her attacker must be held accountable and receive equal treatment under the law.At a news conference Thursday afternoon, the family, their church pastor and their attorney said they also seek to eradicate hate, racism and bigotry, for the sake of children like Nevaeh and the boy, and for the posterity of the United States.“This little girl should be enjoying the bliss of childhood; instead, she has been put into the hatred and the reality of being a Black child in America, and the sad part is it gets worse as she gets older,” said Pastor Terry Bradshaw of Empowerment Temple, where the news conference took place. “It is time for America and even right here in the state of Kansas, we deal with not just the coronavirus, because that’s not the most deadly virus. It is bigotry, racism and hatred that is still running rampant and killing us.“We are sick and tired of being sick and tired. We will stand with Nevaeh and we will not be quiet. We want a complete conviction.”Major Jim Baker with the Shawnee Police Department said officers took the suspect into custody an hour and seven minutes after the officers were first dispatched to the call. La Ronna Lassiter Saunders, the family’s attorney, said the family pleaded with Shawnee Police for more than two hours for an arrest before the boy was taken into custody. “Whatever compassion that you’re showing this juvenile, make sure you’re showing that compassion when it comes to dealing with children of color,” Lassiter Saunders said. ‘“If you’re going to rehabilitate, I am not opposed to rehabilitating. I need you to have that same heart and that same thought the next time a child of color is arrested.”A spokesperson with the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that the boy is charged with aggravated battery, a felony. He is currently on house arrest. Nevaeh’s family and supporters argued that a Black child would have been sent to jail.The Shawnee Police Department determined in its incident report that the boy had no motivations of hate or bias, a point refuted by Nevaeh’s family and attorney.Attack left girl with concussion, missing tooth and split cheekNevaeh Thomas’s family, pastor and attorney said they seek a full conviction and want the boy to find healing. From left, Kendra Dean Martin (her grandmother), Brandi Stewart (her mother), Pastor Terry Bradshaw of Empowerment Temple, and La Ronna Lassiter Saunders, the family attorney. Out of the picture is Malcolm X Martin, her grandfather, who insisted Shawnee Police take the boy into custody.Nevaeh and her family shared their account of the attack, which gave her a concussion and split open her cheek. She lost a tooth and needed eight stitches.On Friday, Aug. 28, Nevaeh was playing with her friends outside the Park 67 Apartment complex near Nieman Elementary, when a 12-year-old boy who lived in the complex started yelling racial slurs at the girls. All of the girls are Black. The boy is white. Nevaeh’s mother said Nevaeh had never met the boy before.Nevaeh and other witnesses said the boy left the scene, returned with a knife and began threatening the girls. He left again and returned with a steel pole and swung it at Nevaeh, hitting her in the head. The blow knocked her unconscious for three minutes.Juveniles are not named in police reports, and the Shawnee Mission Post could not reach the boy’s family for comment.The boy’s attack left Nevaeh Thomas unconscious for three minutes, her family said. She had a concussion, lost a tooth and needed eight stitches for a split cheek.“All I wanted to say about this is that we need to stop this hated racism,” Nevaeh said. “It’s wrong, and it’s wrong to hurt people with words and weapons.”Nevaeh said she thinks children should come together and talk about racism. “It’s OK if we’re different or we have different opinions, but it’s not OK to hate and judge each other on their color and skin,” Nevaeh added. “I think we should start talking about these things before another kid gets hurt because of their skin color.”The family’s attorney, Lassiter Saunders, asked for those who know about the proceedings, convictions and sentencing of similar juvenile cases to share that information.“We don’t want this forum to be about fanning the flames of hatred and division,” she said. “That’s not going to get us anywhere (in) America. We have to come together and find positive solutions. Do we want our kids bearing the burden of our hatred, our racism, hurting each other over the adults’ issues? That’s not the America we want to live in.”‘My Black is beautiful’Nevaeh Thomas and her mother, Brandi Stewart, embrace.The family said the boy lashed out after Nevaeh said, “My Black is beautiful.”“Had.. things got out of hand even more, then what would be the outcome? My granddaughter would not be here,” said Kendra Dean Martin, Nevaeh’s grandmother. “Yes, we are grateful that she is still amongst us. But we want justice for Nevaeh, and we want it in a manner that you would give any other person.”Nevaeh’s mother, Brandi Stewart, and grandparents Kendra Dean and Malcom X Martin, said they wanted the boy to receive equal treatment as any other person who had committed the same offense. The family also demands that the boy’s father be held accountable for what happened.Finally, they also hope the boy will receive some sort of rehabilitation, so he can understand the severity of his actions and find healing.“You know what’s sad? There’s still 12-year-old racists,” said Malcom X Martin. “When you think it’s over, it ain’t over.”“And if they’re 12-year-old racists, they’re learning it from somewhere,” Stewart added. “You’re not born with it, you’re taught it. I feel like as adults, we should be able to control our anger, control our hate, in front of our children so that we can save our children so that they can save the fight for when they get older.”For her part, Navaeh says she is now organizing a walk for children to demonstrate love, anti-racism and community. The date and location will be announced later.Editor’s note: This story was updated Wednesday, Sept. 9, to include information from the Shawnee Police Department’s incident report. The Shawnee Police Department determined the boy had no motivations of hate or bias.
ANTOINE WALKER – Boston’s sixth overall pick, he’sa member of the deep 1996 Draft Class where 1/3 of the first round picks becameAll-Stars. He won a title with Miami inan important support role. Walker had career earnings of about $110 million butlost most of it thru bad investments, gambling debts, multiple houses andexpensive cars. He declared bankruptcyin 2010 with almost $13 million in liabilities that even his championship ringwas sold off. Nearing the end of 2013,Walker announced to the world that he is debt-free. He’s now worth less than $300,000 but earnshis monthly keep as a sports analyst. Hereleased a book and a documentary, “Gone in an Instant” focusing on wisespending and the lessons learned from his mistakes. EVERY PROFESSIONAL sport has main draws and because thesefranchises generate so much income from the talents of these individuals, theircompensation shoots up to the moon and back. These pro athletes receive obscenesalaries and with it comes the lavish lifestyle. Even real blue-blooded royalswith castles as mere summer homes cringe with the way they throw away money. SCOTTIE PIPPEN – He is the onlyplayer to win an Olympic gold medal and an NBA title in the same year twice(1992 and 1996). He had a great careeralongside Michael Jordan winning six NBA titles with the Bulls; once led theleague in steals; a defensive specialist; and was on the All-NBA defensive teamfor 10 straight years. He had careerearnings of $120 million but had bad investments including a $5-million privatejet he never used and trusting a scheming financial adviser where he lost morethan $20 million and about $1.4 million where his signature was forged to payoff personal loans by the same adviser. He’s total net worth now is $50 million, still fit for a king. Most had been wise and hired financial managers on where and howto invest their earnings while others got blinded by the glitter and glitz theysimply went from riches to rags. Hereare notable NBA stars who made technical fouls of their huge earnings. LATRELL SPREEWELL – Golden State’s 24th pick in the1992 Draft, Spree had a great career with the Warriors until he choked headcoach PJ Carlesimo during practice in 1997. It got him suspended for the rest of the season without pay. Traded to New York, he thrived with theKnicks until he was dealt to Minnesota. Before his contract ended in 2005 with the Wolves, he famously said, “Ihave a family to feed” declining a three-year, $21-million extension. His agentadded that the $5-million mid-level exception offered to his client was “alevel beneath which Sprewell would not stoop or kneel.” That ended his basketball career. Spree had earned more than $100 million inhis career but with his questionable behavior and excessive spending, he’s nowonly worth $50,000. A 70-foot yacht aswell as two mansions were foreclosed. SHAWN KEMP – Hewas one ofthe best and more popular players of the ‘90s. Because he reigned over his opponents during his prime, Kemp wasbaptized by the league as the Reign Man and reign he did with his viciousdunks. He also reigned over women asofficially, he fathered seven children from six different women. It was rumored that he fathered many more. Hehad career earnings of $90 million but he’s now only worth $5 million. He’s not exactly broke but the huge drop inhis earnings went to child support and substance abuse. Sitting on a two-hectare land somewhere inSeattle, Kemp is selling his five-bedroom, five-bathroom house with a four-cargarage, a swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court, putting green and aspa at a “discounted” $2.5 million. Interested? ALLEN IVERSON – At six feet,he is the league’s shortest top pick ever and like Walker above, belonged tothe 1996 Class and became NBA Rookie of the Year. He ranks along Jerry West and LeBron James asthe only NBA players with career averages of 26 points and six assists. An 11-time All-Star and one-time league MVP,he was a four-time league scoring champion and three-time steals leader. He had career earnings of almost $200 millionbut squandered most thru reckless spending, jewelry, gambling (sometimesdropping $1M a night in Las Vegas and Atlantic City) and drinking whichresulted in him being banned in several establishments for drunken behavior. His financial troubles surfaced when his wifefiled for divorce and demanded child custody and support for theirchildren. He was also ordered by a judgeto repay a jeweler $900k, had houses in Denver and Atlanta foreclosed. Reebok bailed him out from trouble by signinghim to a lifetime deal which pays him $800k annually up until now and has setaside a $32-million trust fund which he can’t touch until he turns 55 in2030. We don’t know if he can wait thatlong but even then, he only gets half of it because his wife gets the otherhalf. Iverson’s net worth today isroughly $1 million, thanks to Reebok’s generosity. Millions of dollars squandered thru wasteful spending. Sad but true./PN
OXFORD – Ole Miss fans will know whether the Rebels enter Saturday evening’s game against Mississippi State with a chance to win the Southeastern Conference’s West title.Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze (right) wants his players to focus on Saturday’s game against Mississippi State, not the Iron Bowl.Coach Hugh Freeze, however, hopes his players won’t.“Once we get (to the stadium), all the social media stuff goes up,” Freeze said Wednesday in the weekly SEC football coaches teleconference. “We’re focused on the Egg Bowl. That alone I think is enough to get our attention, just playing the game we have to.”The Rebels need Auburn to upset Alabama in the Iron Bowl, an unlikely event considering the Crimson Tide are favored by 14 points and the Tigers’ struggles at quarterback. Ole Miss also needs to upset the Bulldogs in Starkville, where the Rebels have lost five consecutive games.It’s unlikely that the Rebels will take the field Saturday (6:15 p.m., ESPN2) not knowing the result of the Iron Bowl, which kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Scores are regularly flashed on video boards throughout stadiums, and other games are sometimes broadcast during warm-ups.Defensive back Mike Hilton said the Iron Bowl result could impact the Rebels’ preparation.“It does, but we got to focus on our game,” he said Monday. “We’ll let Auburn-Alabama play out, but we’re focused on what we can control. If Auburn happens to beat Alabama and we happen to take care of State, it happens. If it doesn’t, we’ll still be happy with how things are going.”Freeze said he’s wished Tigers coach Gus Malzahn good luck and told him to take care of the football in a text message. He added his advice for coaches facing Alabama would be not to run inside because it’s “very difficult to do” and avoid second-and-long and third-and-long situations.Freeze described Egg Bowl week as “one of the most exciting weeks of our season.”Contact Daniel Paulling at [email protected] Follow @DanielPaulling on Twitter.
It’s going to be huge to get some starts on the PGA Tour next year and that’s obviously where I’ve been aiming at since I turned professional. – Tony FinauIt’s been a long time coming, but Salt Lake native Tony Finau has made the PGA Tour.Finau clinched a spot on next year’s tour by winning the Stonebrae Classic in Hayward, California. The 24-year-old fired a 4-under-par 66 Sunday afternoon to take a three-stroke victory over Fabian Gomez, Zack Sucher and Daniel Berger.Finau had burst into the lead with rounds of 62 and 63 on Friday and Saturday and held on to earn his first Web.com victory after coming close several times earlier this year.“I feel overwhelmed. It hasn’t really sunk in yet,’’ Finau said. “Going up the 18th hole, I got goosebumps thinking about how far I’ve come these last couple of years. I’m just soaking the win up. It was just a huge performance on my part.’’The victory was worth $108,000 to Finau and vaulted him from No. 24 to No. 8 on the Web.com Tour money list with $238,125. That assures him of a top 25 finish, which will give him playing privileges on the PGA Tour in 2015.“It’s going to be huge to get some starts on the PGA Tour next year and that’s obviously where I’ve been aiming at since I turned professional,’’ he said. “I’m looking forward to the next challenge. I’ve been close to the lead this year and to come through this week, I just can’t put into words what it’s going to do for my confidence going forward.”Finau came close three times earlier this year, finishing in a tie for fourth at tournaments in Indiana and Ohio and finishing fifth at the Utah Championship in early July. In the Indiana tournament, Finau was leading with four holes to play, only to bogey three of the final four holes.In Sunday’s round, Finau held tough throughout. He played the front nine in 1-under with one bogey and just when he’d been surpassed by Gomez, he birdied 10 and 11, while Gomez bogeyed 10. Finau birdied No. 15 with a 10-foot putt to get to 22-under par and his nearest competitors couldn’t go lower than 19-under.Finau started playing golf at age 7 and was a top junior golfer in Utah, capturing the State Amateur title in 2006 at the age of 16, defeating current PGA Tour regular Daniel Summerhays in the finals. He surprised a lot of folks by turning pro at the age of 17, just as he was finishing high school at West High.He played on various minor tours and in state opens around the West over the past few years before finally qualifying for the Web.com Tour this year. He made the cut at 11 consecutive tournaments before missing at the Boise Open last month. He took last week off and took advantage of his rest with Sunday’s victory.Another Utah golfer, Ogden’s Zac Blair, finished in 62nd place at 276 after shooting a 72 Sunday. It marked the fifth-straight week Blair has made the cut on the Web.com Tour. 14 years after being summer golf pals, McIlroy and Finau both earned big wins Related
Moody also tells the story of a female clown who showed up early to a kid’s birthday party, so she waited in her car. Quote, “She looks up and there are four police officers surrounding her. Someone in the neighborhood called in a clown sighting.” Just ask Pam Moody, president of the World Clown Association. She says, quote, “People had school shows and library shows that were canceled. That’s very unfortunate. “The very public we’re trying to deliver positive and important messages to aren’t getting them.” It’s a tough time to be a clown . . . from those real-life creepy clown sightings, to the movie “It” coming out next Friday. It’s getting so bad that GOOD clowns . . . if there even IS such a thing . . . are having a hard time making a living.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Athletic Bilbao push to sign Tottenham striker Fernando Llorenteby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAthletic Bilbao are pushing to sign Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente.Llorente is eager for more action and Bilbao hope to re-sign the centre-forward this month, says El Correo.Bilbao now plan to go on ‘full offensive’ to bring Llorente back to Spain.The 33 year-old is off contract in June and has spoken of an ambition to play again for Bilbao.New Athletic president Aitor Elizegi has said Garitano deserves to work with a ‘reinforced squad in full’ and has given his approval to the pursuit of a new striker.
One of the best men in the history of the University of Notre Dame has passed away, as Rev. Theodore Hesburgh died late Thursday on the South Bend, Ind., campus. He was 97. Father Hesburgh was Notre Dame’s president from 1952-87, helping develop the school into one of the country’s most powerful academic institutions. He is well known for his influence with U.S. presidents on civil rights and other issues of the 20th century. A 14-story library at Notre Dame is named after Hesburgh. Friday morning, the Fighting Irish community is mourning the loss of their former leader. Brian Kelly’s press conference to announce new assistants has been pushed to Monday in wake of death of Fr. Hesburgh— Chris Hine (@ChristopherHine) February 27, 2015Students have been gathering at the Grotto to remember and pray for Fr. Hesburgh. pic.twitter.com/WPCYFcPNPc— Notre Dame (@NotreDame) February 27, 2015IN has lost a man of unwavering faith, profound vision & monumental virtue in the passing of @NotreDame Father Theodore Hesburgh.— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) February 27, 2015RIP Father Hesburgh, you were a true pioneer and nobody could ever come close to replacing you.— John Swift (@jswift98) February 27, 2015Rev. Hesburgh helped create a small piece of Heaven at Notre Dame. My personally signed ‘God, Country, Notre Dame’. pic.twitter.com/ocadYG9OVv— Joel DeLorge (@JoelDeLorge) February 27, 2015A giant of a man, educator and priest has passed. RIP Rev. Hesburgh. Guided ND athletics for decades.— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) February 27, 2015RPI, Rev Hesburgh your positive impact was enormous ! You were a giant in this lifetime and a true servant of God!!! You will be missed !!— Bill Kenney (@CoachKenneyWMU) February 27, 2015“Women ought to have the same opportunities to develop their talents as men do.” Thank you for all the opportunities, Fr. Hesburgh.— Kate Harrington (@kharrin12) February 27, 2015Every Catholic social justice leader today owes a debt of gratitude to Fr. Hesburgh. His faith fired his activism for civil rights and peace— John Gehring (@gehringdc) February 27, 2015In the pride of Catholic higher education, Fr. Hesburgh was our lion, says Fr. Holtschneider, president #DePaul. pic.twitter.com/jz0A6E7hMM— DePaul University (@DePaulU) February 27, 2015Fr. Hesburgh made @NotreDame coed, changing the lives of 1000s of women, including mine. #ThankYouFrTed pic.twitter.com/HfzrBLcMoo— Anne Thompson (@annenbcnews) February 27, 2015Father Hesburgh has passed / one of the most impressive men I ever met / May he RIP— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) February 27, 2015Rest in peace, Father Hesburgh.
PITTSBURGH, PA – JANUARY 14: Le’Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)On running back L.J. Scott’s monster one-yard touchdown run, Michigan State won a conference title and likely clinched a spot in the College Football Playoff. Former MSU superstar Le’Veon Bell is a very active support of his alma mater on Instagram, and just minutes after the game went final, he recorded a video congratulating the Spartans, and specifically, Scott.The Spartans deserve all the congratulations they get. What a phenomenal effort by the offense on that final, 22-play drive.
BERLIN – A German reporter detained in Turkey for more than a year was released from jail pending trial, even as six other journalists and newspaper employees were sentenced Friday to life imprisonment by a Turkish court.Deniz Yucel, a correspondent for the German daily Die Welt, was detained as part of a Turkish government clampdown on civil society in the wake of a failed coup attempt in 2016.The 44-year-old, who has both German and Turkish citizenship, was arrested in Istanbul on Feb. 14, 2017, on terrorism and propaganda charges that he denies. His case and that of five other German citizens still held in Turkey for what Germany considers political reasons badly soured relations between the two countries.German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed his release Friday, saying she was happy for Yucel and his family “who had to endure a very difficult year of separation.”A picture tweeted by lawyer Veysal Ok showed Yucel outside jail embracing his wife.Germany’s foreign minister later told reporters that Yucel was on his way to an Istanbul airport and can “freely leave Turkey.”Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the court appeared to have set no conditions on Yucel’s release, and insisted it didn’t result from any kind of deal between Berlin and Ankara.“I can assure you there were no agreements, no quid pro quo and no — as some people call it — deal in this case,” Gabriel said.Merkel, who met Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, said the reporter’s release “shows that talks aren’t futile.”But she noted that others, including several Germans, remain in Turkish custody.“We know that there are other, perhaps not so prominent, cases of people that are in Turkish jails and we hope they’ll enjoy a quick legal process and the rule of law too,” she said.Turkey’s state-run news agency reported that a court ruled Yucel should be set free pending a trial, after approving a prosecutor’s indictment seeking between four and 18 years in prison for the journalist for “engaging in terrorist propaganda” and “inciting public hatred and enmity.”Mathias Doepfner, the chairman of Die Welt’s publisher Axel Springer, said the company was “endlessly relieved that Deniz Yucel can finally be free after more than a year in detention.” He added that the case underlined the importance of press freedom and the need to continually defend it.Turkey’s official Anadolu Agency reported that a court in Istanbul sentenced six journalists and newspaper employees accused of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt to life prison terms Friday. They include Ahmet Altan, the former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspaper, his brother, journalist and academic Mehmet Altan, and prominent journalist Nazli Ilicak.The journalists were accused of links to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey blames for the July 15, 2016, failed coup. Gulen denies the accusation.The defendants were charged with attempts against Turkey’s constitution and membership in a terror organization.___Suzan Fraser in Ankara contributed to this report.