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first_imgHomeOpinionCurious CityGOODBYE SAMOHI May. 19, 2021 at 11:00 amCurious CityNewsOpinionGOODBYE SAMOHICharles Andrews3 weeks ago”james deanRebel Without a CauseSamohismmusd school board ALL OF IT?Pretty much. Most is already gone. Replaced with shiny new buildings. By the time they bulldoze the History Building — in just a couple of weeks — and other historic structures on the top of what used to be Prospect Hill (soon to be leveled a few feet), none of the 50,000 Santa Monica High School students who spent an important part of their lives there over the last century will be able to recognize it. I see Barnum Hall but where did the rest of my school go? …where am I?Is this really necessary, or even needed? No. Who’s doing this? Your School District (SMMUSD), its staff and your elected seven-member School Board. Half of whom now face the threat of recall, over this and a long list of other parent and community grievances, including mismanagement of huge amounts of funds, lack of transparency, communication and access, and disrespecting, marginalizing, bullying and retaliating against parents who speak out and disagree.CAN WE STOP IT?Many have been trying, since the District’s master construction plan and its History Building demolition became much more widely known last year. Can we avoid a messy and expensive recall, and keep those hard-working public servants on their board? Possibly, both.Go to the School Board site to see how to call in and raise your voices at the Board meeting Thursday night. You have to put in early to get a turn, prior to the 5:30 public start. But to have any effect with a mostly intransigent Board, the numbers would have to be impressive. Hundreds. When news spread of the destructive master plan last fall, a group put up an online petition to save the History Building and got 6,000 signatures in a matter of days. Pooh. Your School Board and SMMUSD have ignored it.How many of you are willing to make the effort to save yet another iconic piece of Santa Monica history? Because of the seemingly irrational fervor to build and overdevelop, both by the City and SMMUSD, there are not many of those touchstones left. Sadly, Santa Monicans are usually not willing to make that effort. But that is what it takes. Will you, this time? (A flood of emails would also be good — ALSO — to: [email protected], which reaches every Board member.)A SLIGHTLY BETTER LAST HOPE?That one or more Board members will use common sense and look at all this and finally have the courage to stand up and say, we must take a pause. At least, a pause. We must meet with parents and community members who are so strongly opposed to this and see if some accommodation is possible. We can save the exterior of the History Building and still accomplish our facilities goals.The LA Times just published an embarrassing op-ed about how Santa Monica has never been a progressive haven for Latinos. I’ll go a step further: the whole we’re so liberal-inclusive-green-diverse-compassionate-progressive thing is a myth. A sham. A very successful PR campaign sold to the world. It really is one of the reasons some people run for Council. They know they will eventually wangle the title of Mayor (that will stick for a lifetime), and that ticket will let them walk onto some pretty impressive world stages, waving that banner cut from the emperor’s new clothes, that has no basis in reality.But here, indeed, is a rare chance for a local politico to claim that banner. We’re not asking much. It can be a win-win resolution. You will forever be known as the School Board Member Who Saved the History Building. And the big bonus could be… that your papers for recall might wind up in the trash instead of the county clerk’s desk.BUT THE BUILDING HAS BEEN COMPROMISED— they tell us. It’s not the original from 1913, and the WPA post-quake rebuild from 1937 has also had changes. All true. But forget 1913. The WPA rebuild is more than enough history, 83 years worth. No one ever claimed it could go onto the National Registry as an intact landmark. But it is part of a set of buildings that have historic significance, as declared in two studies done in 2008 and 2018, and that makes it worth saving.But don’t take my word. A very highly regarded architecture conservation expert, Daniel Paul, who worked on one of those previous two studies, and extensively to save Chain Reaction, wrote a lengthy argument for preservation, in a letter yesterday to the Board. He praised the reputations of the companies who did the previous studies but disagreed on some conclusions, and presented and supported those disagreements. Qualified experts can differ.What’s clear to Paul is that there was nothing compelling the Board to make the decision they did. And they could still change their mind. But they can’t after the bulldozers are sent in. Why not restore the exterior and gut the interior to 21st century standards? Win-win. The greenest building is the one that’s already built. Did you know that 80 percent of the material from building demos wind up in landfills? How progressive is that?Whomever on the Council makes the decision to save the History Building will have plenty of factual support.And for a kicker: you do know that “Rebel Without A Cause,” one of only three films by the legendary actor James Dean, was shot there, standing in for “Dawson High School.” (It’s on AFI’s list of 100 Greatest Films, about halfway down.) Did you know that the City of LA and Griffith Observatory thought it so significant that they commissioned a bust of Dean, which rests there on the Observatory terrace where the famous knife fight took place? We’ve got the whole high school, those famous steps up to the History Building entrance, everything. And we’re going to toss it in a landfill? Instead of repurposing? Why?Charles Andrews has lived in Santa Monica for 34 years and wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world. Really. Send love and/or rebuke to him at [email protected] :”james deanRebel Without a CauseSamohismmusd school boardshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentRestaurant Spotlight: Cinque Terre WEST23 rescued from suspected smuggling boat off CaliforniaYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson15 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter15 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor15 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press15 hours agolast_img read more

Concept with elements comparable to ‘Power and Light District’ proposed for downtown Overland Park

first_imgThe Overland Park Presbyterian Church sanctuary would be torn down to make way for a four-deck parking structure under plans submitted to the Overland Park Planning Commission.By Roxie HammillAn office, retail and entertainment center that has been compared in concept to Kansas City’s Power and Light district is being proposed for downtown Overland Park.The $48.5 million project would include a five-story office building, a two-story food hall building, parking garage, surface parking and outdoor gathering space at the southwest corner of 80th Street and Marty Street. If approved, it will become a commanding presence in the heart of a downtown of small shops and eateries.A “benchmark” image provided to the city to show the general style proposed for the office building portion of the project.“I don’t want to use the term Power and Light District because this is a little bit more family oriented than that,” said development attorney John Petersen as he reviewed the project for the city council’s finance and economic development committee Wednesday night. But the development would have a similar outdoor gathering area, perhaps with alcohol sales.The project is in its beginning stages and is set to be considered by the city planning commission next month, Petersen said. The finance committee was briefed in order to start the process for a tax increment financing district.The Edison district was conceived by developer Overland Park Real Estate, LLC. Tim Barton, founder of freight brokerage firm Freightquote and Matt Druten, former Freightquote president, are the principals.The project would be on 3.3 acres of land that is now occupied by single-story retail, a city parking lot and a vacant Presbyterian church. The southern end is across from Santa Fe Commons Park, which has been mentioned as a possible new location for the farmers’ market. Petersen said the developer would be open to allowing public parking in the development on weekends, which would help ease parking problems if the market is moved.Altogether, there would be 109,000 square feet of office space and 12,000 square feet of retail.There are several components to the development. The office building with some first-floor retail is farthest east, at the 80th and Marty corner. Just to the west would be a two-story “food hall” with kiosks and an open deck during warm weather. An outdoor gathering area is envisioned for the space between the two buildings. It would be a possible venue for concerts and would also have a large screen for outdoor movie or sports viewing. There would be a 41-space surface parking lot farther west that could also be used for art fairs or additional farmers’ market space, Petersen said.Developers plan a structured parking garage for 329 vehicles at the southern end of the development. Most of that space would be dedicated to the office workers during the week, but Petersen said the off-hours use could help the city deal with tight parking problems on weekends.Parking was a key issue in a discussion Monday about the future of the farmers’ market. A consultant-backed plan to move the market to Santa Fe Commons Park depends on use of that parking.Developers will negotiate for some public financing of the project in the form of tax increment financing, a community improvement sales tax district and bonds to exempt sales tax on materials. No amount has been officially asked on the TIF district, but paperwork filed on it suggested $6 million of the project would be TIF eligible and $2.8 million CID eligible.Discussions on the public financing are still fluid, but the five committee members present voted unanimously to have city staff move begin to work up an agreement with the developers for further consideration. The full council will review the committee’s recommendation Monday, and a public hearing could be scheduled as early as Jan. 22.Council member Dave White noted that the developer is asking for 100 percent of the TIF revenue, which is higher than city policy currently allows. “That’s a non-starter for me,” White said. However committee members voted to continue to explore the idea.“This is probably the single greatest application we’ve had for downtown Overland Park,” said council member Dan Stock. “There’s a lot of opportunity here.”But council member Paul Lyons said he’s already getting negative feedback from people worried about the impact of such a big development. “They’re concerned about how big the building is going to be,” he said. “There is an opinion out there that says maybe we’re doing too much in downtown Overland Park.”A preliminary site plan of the project.last_img read more

UCLA defeats Minnesota to put Gophers’ season on the line

first_imgUCLA defeats Minnesota to put Gophers’ season on the lineThe Gophers lost 7-2 and will play Washington at 11 a.m. on Saturday.Hope Brandner stands on base during the Women’s College World Series on May 30. Erik NelsonMay 31, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAfter allowing only five combined runs in the Regional and Super Regional, Gophers pitcher Amber Fiser couldn’t contain one of the favorites to win the Women’s College World Series.No. 2 UCLA (52-6) defeated No. 7 Minnesota (46-13) 7-2 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was Minnesota’s first NCAA Women’s College World Series game in program history. Fiser allowed seven runs for the first time since Feb. 23.“We didn’t do a great job at [getting key outs],” Minnesota head coach Jamie Trachsel said. “Especially in those first three innings, they got their leadoff on each inning. They made us pay for it. We haven’t felt a loss like this in a while.”The Bruins came out strong, scoring a run in each of the first three innings.Bruins center fielder Bubba Nickles gave UCLA its first run with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning. It was Nickles’ 17th home run of the season.“I wasn’t trying to hit a home run,” Nickles said. “It worked out to make us get ahead. I’m happy with that outcome.”It took the Gophers until the sixth inning to close the gap. Right fielder Maddie Houlihan singled to lead off the sixth inning, and designated player Natalie DenHartog hit her 17th double of the season to get the Gophers on the board. Later in the inning, shortstop Allie Arneson singled in DenHartog, cutting the lead to 3-2. That was as close as Minnesota would get. Second baseman MaKenna Partain said Minnesota’s sixth inning gave the Gophers a boost for their next game. “We belong here,” Partain said. “There’s no doubt about that. We competed with the best pitcher in the nation. It gives you that extra boost of confidence. It’s good for us to thrive off of that. That’s encouraging for us.”Bruins right fielder Aaliyah Jordan extended the Bruins’ lead to 7-2 with a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. It was Jordan’s 11th home run of the season.Bruins pitcher Rachel Garcia won her 25th game of the season. Garcia pitched all seven innings, striking out seven Gophers and allowing four hits.Fiser threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs, eight hits and six walks. She struck out six. This was her first loss since May 11. Pitcher Sydney Smith relieved Fiser in the sixth and recorded the final out. It was Smith’s first appearance since May 11.Minnesota will face No. 3 Washington (50-8) on Saturday at 11 a.m. The Gophers must defeat the Huskies or they will be eliminated. If the Gophers beat Washington, they will face either UCLA or No. 6 Arizona (48-12) on Saturday at 6 p.m.“This team is scrappy,” DenHartog said. “No one wants their season to end. We’re going to fight until its over.”last_img read more

Watching the movie Joker linked to an increase in prejudicial attitudes toward those with mental illness

first_imgShare Email Share on Facebook “This prompted me to start investigating why, and media portrayals of mental illness seemed like a good place to start. Most people learn about mental illness through the media, whether it be news stories or fictional portrayals in movies, and it seems many of these portrayals are harmful. ‘Joker’ represented the perfect opportunity to investigate the impact of fictional portrayals,” explained Scarf, who is a senior lecturer at the University of Otago.The researchers randomly assigned 164 adults to watch either “Joker” or the movie “Terminator: Dark Fate.” Before and after watching their assigned movie, the participants completed an assessment of prejudice towards people with mental illness. The assessment asked the participants how much they agreed with statements such as “I would feel unsafe being around someone who is mentally ill” and “The behaviour of people with mental illness is unpredictable.”After controlling for age, sex, and history of mental illness, Scarf and his colleagues found that watching “Joker” was associated with an increase in prejudice towards those with mental illness. Scarf hopes the study highlights that “news stories and fictional portrayals of people with mental illness are typically negative and can impact how we view people with mental illness.”“One question I have been thinking about is whether we can reduce the impact of movies like the ‘Joker.’ I don’t favour banning these types of movies so methods to mitigate the impact could be really important,” Scarf told PsyPost.“I am not sure what form these might take but could involve presenting viewers with some facts following the movie (e.g., that most people with mental illness are not violent), making it clear that the portrayal in the movie is a work of fiction, etc. Another option would be for Hollywood to balance out how they portray mental illness, making sure they also put out movies that provide a more positive and realistic depiction of people struggling with mental illness.”The study, “Association of Viewing the Films Joker or Terminator: Dark Fate With Prejudice Toward Individuals With Mental Illness“, was authored by Damian Scarf, Hannah Zimmerman, Taylor Winter, Hannah Boden, Sarah Graham, Benjamin C. Riordan, and John A. Hunter. Share on Twittercenter_img LinkedIn Pinterest New research provides evidence that watching the 2019 movie “Joker” is associated with an increase in prejudice toward people with mental illness. The findings have been published in JAMA Network Open.“A couple of years ago I was looking at some social survey data collected in New Zealand, where I am based,” said study author Damian Scarf. “One of the questions people were asked was ‘how would you feel if you had a new neighbour who…’ followed by things like ‘was a different ethnicity to you’, ‘was a different religion to you’, etc.”“The question was also asked with respect to having a neighbour with a mental illness. While most people were comfortable living next to someone who was a different ethnicity or religion, only about 50% of people were comfortable living next to someone with a mental illness.”last_img read more

Brum’s Jewellery Quarter listed

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Babcox Media Announces Two Promotions

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  AKRON, Ohio – Babcox Media Inc., publisher of aftermarketNews.com, is pleased to announce the promotion of two longtime sales executives.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Regional Sales Manager Jim Merle has been promoted to publisher of Babcox Media’s Tech Group, which includes Underhood Service, ImportCar and Brake & Front End magazines and websites, as well as AutoCareProNews.com. Merle joined Babcox in 1993. During his tenure, he has covered a variety of territories across the country, including the Southeast and the Midwest. Sean Donohue, also currently a regional sales manager at Babcox, has been promoted to associate publisher of TechShop magazine and TechShopMag.com. He joined Babcox in 2008 from the Akron Beacon Journal. Donohue spent six years as an account executive at the Beacon, most recently in Automotive. Merle and Donohue will oversee the day-to-day activities of their respective brands and will report to Jeff Stankard, vice president of Babcox Media. Both appointments are effective Jan. 17, 2012. Jim Merle can be reached at 330-670-1234 x280 or via email at [email protected] Sean Donohue can be reached at 330-670-1234 x206 or via email at [email protected],Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

World rail freight news round-up

first_imgThe European Commission has found that a loan of €166m granted by Slovakia to ZSSK Cargo does not involve state aid within the meaning of EU rules. The Commission concluded that the state had behaved as a market investor would have in similar circumstances, and thus provided no selective economic advantage to ZSSK Cargo. The Commission said there were similar indicative bank offers made at the same time; the interest charged was broadly in-line with rates paid by companies in a comparable financial situation; and the loan was granted based on a study showing that ZSSK Cargo would be able to reimburse the loan, and proposing restructuring measures that would restore the viability of the company.Canadian Pacific Railway has announced Q2 revenues of C$1·75bn, an increase of 7% from last year. Revenue tonne-km increased 4% and carloads 2%. Operating ratio was 64·2, an increase of 140 basis points compared to last year’s restated operating ratio of 62·8. ‘Overall, it was a good quarter that sets the franchise up well for the remainder of 2018 and beyond‘, said President & CEO Keith Creel.Union Pacific Corp has reported Q2 2018 net income of US$1·5bn, a second quarter record US$1·98 per diluted share. This compares to US$1·2bn, or US$1·45 per diluted share in Q2 2017. Operating revenue of $5·7bn was up 8% and carloads 4% year-on-year, with volume increases in industrial and premium goods more than offsetting declines in agricultural products and energy. The operating ratio increased 1·1 points to 63·0. ‘Overall, I am pleased with the effort put forth by the entire Union Pacific team, however, I recognise the results could have been better’, said Chairman, President & CEO Lance Fritz on July 19.Property company Harworth Group has submitted an outline planning application for the development of a ‘rail-connected hub serving the North of England’ on the site of a former Gascoigne Wood colliery in North Yorkshire. This would include the existing 124-acre Sherburn Rail Freight Terminal. ‘The site represents a great opportunity for Selby to leverage its unique locational advantages to create thousands of new rail-connected jobs’, said Tim Love, Director of Strategic Land at Harworth.Transforwarding has completed a project to deliver 16 Sinara Transport Machines TGM8KM locomotives in two shipments from St Petersburg in Russia to Hai Phong port in the Cuban capital Habana. The locos will be used by Antillana de Acero to haul sugar, gas and containers as part of the Cuban government’s infrastructure development plans.EBRD is planning to arrange a loan of up to US$30m to support Railport Terminal Isletmeleri with the development of a US$86m inland intermodal logistics terminal in the Kocaeli area of Turkey which would handle domestic and Asia- Europe fright. RTI is owned 66:34 by Turkish port and terminal operator Limar Liman ve Gemi Isletmeleri and Duisburger Hafen AG of Germany.South Africa’s Transnet Port Terminals has taken over from SAFreight Logistics as the operator of a manganese handling facility at Lohatlha.On July 18 the TransContainer board approve the establishment of a container transport subsidiary in Mongolia.A train left Kostanay in Kazakhstan on July 18 with more than 50 wagons carrying 3 300 tonnes of flour for Afghanistan. The trains was scheduled to travel 2 500 km via Bolashak to Serhetabat on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan border. ‘The development of transportation along the new route will increase the transit potential of Kazakhstan, reduce turnover and accelerate the return of rolling stock’, said Mukhtar Zhambulov, Deputy General Director for Operations at KTZ-Freight Transportation.last_img read more

Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park changed over racist past

first_imgIn this June 22, 2017, file photo, retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is honored with the renaming of a portion of Yawkey Way to David Ortiz Drive outside Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials Thursday approved changing the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park, because of allegations former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey was a racist who resisted hiring Black ballplayers in the 1940s and ’50s.The city’s Public Improvement Commission unanimously approved a proposal by current Red Sox ownership to call the stretch of road Jersey Street, which it was originally named before being changed in 1977 to honor Yawkey the year after he died.The vote drew immediate condemnation from the Yawkey Foundations, the charity named for Yawkey and his wife, Jean.“As we have said throughout this process, the effort to expunge Tom Yawkey’s name has been based on a false narrative about his life and his historic 43-year ownership of the Red Sox,” the organization said.“The drastic step of renaming the street, now officially sanctioned by the city of Boston (and contradicting the honor the city bestowed upon Tom Yawkey over 40 years ago), will unfortunately give lasting credence to that narrative and unfairly tarnish his name.”The Red Sox filed a petition with the commission in February and said that restoring the Jersey Street name is intended to reinforce that Fenway Park is “inclusive and welcoming to all.”Principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald last year that “I am still haunted by what went on here a long time before we arrived.”Yawkey owned the Red Sox from 1933 until 1976. The Red Sox were the last Major League Baseball franchise to field a black player, when infielder Pumpsie Green was called up in 1959, 12 years after Jackie Robinson played for the Dodgers.The Yawkey Foundations acknowledged that in its statement, but said the good it has done far outweighs the negative, including the more than $300 million the foundation has provided to organizations throughout the city.“We have always acknowledged that it is regrettable that the Red Sox were the last Major League baseball team to integrate,” the statement said.The Public Improvement Commission noted that other businesses on the street had unanimously approved of the name change.Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh did not say whether he agreed with the change, but noted that the change alone would not address the problem of racism.“I know a lot of people are talking about ‘this is going to help us end racism,’?” Walsh said. “This is not the answer to that.”It was not clear when the street signs would be changed.The city renamed a stretch of the road David Ortiz Drive last summer in honor of the retired Red Sox designated hitter.last_img read more

Trailblazing RB Wally Triplett, first African-American to start for Penn State, dies at 92

first_imgIn this July 30, 1953, file photo, veteran halfback Wally Triplett of Penn State U., originally from La Mott, Pa., poses in action during his second year with Chicago Cardinals and fourth year in the National Football League.  (AP Photo/File)DETROIT (AP) — Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92.The Detroit Lions and Penn State announced Triplett’s death Thursday. Triplett was the third African-American selected in the 1949 draft, but he was the first of those draftees to play in a regular-season game. He played in 24 games for the Lions and Chicago Cardinals.Triplett was also the first African-American to start for Penn State, and in 1948, he and teammate Dennie Hoggard became the first African-Americans to play in the Cotton Bowl .“This is a tremendous loss for not only our football program, but the Penn State community as a whole,” Penn State coach James Franklin said in a statement. “Wally was a trailblazer as the first African-American to be drafted and play in the NFL, and his influence continues to live on. He had a profound effect on me and the team when he visited in 2015 and shared valuable lessons from his life story and ability to overcome.” In this Nov. 11, 2105, file photo, Penn State great Wally Triplett visits during the NCAA college football team’s practice in State College, Pa.  (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP, File)Triplett was inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame this year, and his appearance in that game is part of Penn State lore. According to the school, the team was asked to consider the possibility of leaving Triplett and Hoggard at home for the game in then-segregated Dallas. Teammates responded by saying: “We are Penn State, there will be no meetings” — a reference to a previous Penn State team that voted to cancel a game at segregated Miami.The story remains an important part of Penn State history, especially given the school’s well-known “We Are” moniker.Triplett was drafted by the Lions in the 19th round in 1949. He played in 18 games for Detroit from 1949-50. On Oct. 29, 1950, against the Los Angeles Rams, he had 294 yards on four kickoff returns, an NFL record that lasted until 1994.“As the first African-American to be drafted and to play in the National Football League, Wally is one of the true trailblazers in American sports history. He resides among the great men who helped reshape the game as they faced the challenges of segregation and discrimination,” the Lions said in a statement. “His contributions date back to his days at Penn State as the Nittany Lions’ first African-American starter and varsity letter winner, highlighted by his appearance in the first integrated Cotton Bowl. Wally’s legacy also reaches beyond breaking color barriers, having served in the United States Army during the Korean War.”George Taliaferro was the first Black player drafted in the NFL when he went six rounds before Triplett in 1949. Taliaferro also died recently .___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NF L and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Diego Costa could be out until April

first_img Upd. on 15/11/2019 at 11:02 CET The forward has played 15 games this season, although only has two goals and two assists. Even if he is back in April it would put at great risk his chances of playing for Spain in the 2020 European Championships. The player could have conservative treatment if the injury is small, but if it affects the nerve he will need to be operated on. IN SPORT.ES 14/11/2019 RELATED STORIEScenter_img Javier Villodres Diego Costa: Griezmann’s dream was to play with Lionel Messi Diego Costa podría ser baja hasta el mes de abril Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has taken some tests after suffering a hernia injury in recent days. The forward may be out until April even if he does not take surgery on the injury.last_img read more