A popular educator’s blog encouraged teachers to discuss a shooting that took place in Buffalo, New York, with students and blamed the shooting in part on Kyle Rittenhouse, according to a blog post. Co-founder of “Teaching While White” Jenna Chandler-Ward , a white woman, authored a blog post blaming “white silence,” Kyle Rittenhouse, parental rights in education bills, and banning pornographic books for an alleged racially-motivated shooting in Buffalo that took the lives of 10 individuals. The post is titled, “ Responding to Buffalo: Ending White Silence in the Face of Racial Violence .” “[The shooter] was not ‘mentally ill’ or a ‘lone wolf.’ Innumerable white adults either implicitly or explicitly encouraged and supported his thinking and decisions — even his actions,” Chandler-Ward wrote. “When Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old who shot and killed two people during the unrest last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was lauded as a hero by many, and the majority of white adults … [Read more...] about ‘Teaching While White’ Blog Tells Educators Kyle Rittenhouse Is To Blame For Buffalo Shooting
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 TORONTO (AP) — Brendan Shanahan got his housekeeping out of the way quickly. In the wake of another playoff failure, the president of the Toronto Maple Leafs told reporters at the team’s annual post-elimination media availability — once again far earlier on the calendar than anyone associated with the organization hoped — that general manager Kyle Dubas and head coach Sheldon Keefe would keep their jobs. “Extremely disappointed,” Shanahan stated in his opening remarks Tuesday. “We’re not going to make any excuses. “That being said, we will not be making changes just simply for the sake of saying that we made changes.” There’s no doubt the Leafs played better in their 2022 first-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning than in previous postseason showings that also ended in heartbreak. The bar was also low. Toronto had the two-time defending Stanley Cup … [Read more...] about Leafs staying the course after another 1st-round loss
Celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz is still the favorite to win the Pennsylvania Senate Republican primary despite a significant surge from rival Kathy Barnette. Ahead of Tuesday's vote, the Donald Trump-endorsed Oz is the leading candidate in the polls and with bookmakers, with former hedge fund CEO David McCormick falling behind Barnette into third place. Trump had said Monday that he didn't believe that Barnette could win the general election against "Radical Left Democrats ." Oz's chances of winning have improved further compared to the odds provided on Thursday, May 12 , according to Betfair. The bookmaker has declared Oz the 2/9 favorite to win the GOP Senate candidacy in Pennsylvania, having been 8/11 the previous week. Betfair Exchange spokesperson Sam Rosbottom told Newsweek that Oz's chances have "massively improved over the last few days" even with the surge from Barnette. The latest odds now mean that Oz has a near 82 percent implied chance of victory … [Read more...] about Final odds as Kathy Barnette faces Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania primary
It has largely been described as the Miami Heat’s meaningless season finale, often along the lines of “The Miami Heat won six consecutive games to secure the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference before losing their meaningless regular-season finale.” It turns out, a month after the fact, the 125-111 April 10 loss to the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center wasn’t so meaningless, after all. Instead, it potentially could stand between the Heat and homecourt advantage in the NBA Finals. With the Heat holding out virtually their entire primary rotation that evening in Orlando, and with the Golden State Warriors later that night defeating the New Orleans Pelicans, the Heat and Warriors closed the regular season with identical 53-29 records. Because Golden State swept the two-game season series, that would mean homecourt advantage for the Warriors in a potential NBA Finals against the Heat. Even though the Heat entered the playoffs as a No. 1 seed. And even though the … [Read more...] about With NBA down to final four, Heat ‘meaningless’ season-ending loss in Orlando could loom large
Q: Victor Oladipo will be the most important player off the Heat bench. His defense will greatly help against Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart. That definitely will help Butler. Hopefully Tyler Herro comes through, but Victor will shine if given the minutes. – Juan, Miami Beach. A: That is a lot to be putting on Victor Oladipo plate, considering he continues to acknowledge that he remains in the process of rehabbing from last May’s quadriceps surgery. Plus, this is, by far, the deepest he has gotten in the playoffs in his career, so we still don’t know the degree, even if fully healthy, he is up to such challenges. I don’t view Victor as a Tyler Herro replacement. Tyler has to be close to the top of his game for the Heat to thrive in this series. Basically, with Kyle Lowry out for the start of this series, what Victor has to be is a Gabe Vincent replacement on the second unit, with Gabe moved up with the starters. If he meets just that mandate, it would be a net gain. … [Read more...] about ASK IRA: Could this be a Heat moment of truth on dual levels for Victor Oladipo?
Henry Arundell’s attacking instincts have drawn a comparison with Australia great Matt Giteau after Eddie Jones picked the London Irish flyer for the first time. Arundell has been fast-tracked into England’s 36-man training squad that will gather in London for three days from Sunday to make initial preparations for the 19 June appointment with the Barbarians. The 19-year-old has impressed through his devastating running from full-back that has produced length-of-the-field tries for Irish and England Under-20 in what is his debut season. Twelve appearances for the Exiles, only five of them starts, have offered enough evidence for Jones to place him in contention for the pre-Australia warm-up fixture at Twickenham against the Barbarians. “We watched him during the England Under-20s and he was impressive,” said Jones, who gave Test centurion Giteau his debut in 2002 when Wallabies coach. Recommended Coleen Rooney to resume evidence in Rebekah Vardy … [Read more...] about Eddie Jones compares England new boy Henry Arundell to Matt Giteau
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Camille Kostek claimed she “blacked out” when she found out she was going to be on the 2019 cover. Kostek opened up about the moment she found out during Wednesday’s episode of “10 Questions With Kyle Brandt” on Spotify . Kostek first made an appearance with the magazine in 2018. A Star Is Born. Here’s the moment Camille Kostek found out she was on the cover of #SISwim 2019. ???? pic.twitter.com/medd8lJArK — Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) May 8, 2019 “I think it’s really hard for me to even say the best part because I think it was just one of those moments where I had dreamed of it for so long,” Kostek said about the cover shoot. (RELATED: Camille Kostek Says 2019 SI Swimsuit Cover Is ‘For All The Dreamers Out There’) “Like my 15-year-old self found out at, I think I was 27 years old, this is the moment,” she continued. “It all hit me at once. I truly blacked out. I was sober, but I blacked out. It was a high on … [Read more...] about Camille Kostek Says She ‘Blacked Out’ In Shock Over Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Opportunity
A potentially seismic shift hit the Eastern Conference finals less than three hours prior to Tuesday night’s start of Game 1 at FTX Arena, when the Boston Celtics announced that forward Al Horford had entered NBA health-and-safety protocols and would be out for the series opener against the Miami Heat. The designation not only had Horford out for Tuesday’s start of the best-of-seven series, but also, based on the NBA’s required quarantine in such cases, possibly out for Thursday night’s Game 2 at FTX Arena and Saturday’s Game 3 at TD Garden. “We found out about Al about two hours ago,” Celtics coach Ime Udoka said, less than two hours before tipoff. Udoka indicated that upcoming testing results could impact the timing of a Horford return. “He’s feeling fine,” Udoka said, “and we’ll go from there, wait to see results of tests and future tests.” Udoka said he was unaware of any contact-tracing issues with others on the team. It is the third time this season Horford, 35, … [Read more...] about Celtics without Marcus Smart, Al Horford for East finals Game 1 vs. Heat, joining Miami’s Lowry as out