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BLM protesters cleared the demolition of the statue of Edward Colston |  Bristol board
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BLM protesters cleared the demolition of the statue of Edward Colston | Bristol board

Three men and a woman were found not guilty of criminal harm after toppling the statue of slave trader Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol, an act of public dissent that reverberated around the world.Rhian Graham, 30, Milo Ponsford, 26, and Sage Willoughby, 22, were charged, along with "other strangers," of helping tie ropes around the statue's neck and joining others in throwing it to the ground.Jake Skuse, 33, was charged with helping transport it to the port of Bristol, where it was dumped into the River Avon.In a 10-day trial in Bristol Crown Court, the four defendants did not contest their actions on June 7, 2020, but sought to argue that they were justified because the statue was highly offensive.In giving evidence in their own defense, each described bei...
Arrested in Barcelona for paying with photocopied bills that she hid in her panties
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Arrested in Barcelona for paying with photocopied bills that she hid in her panties

The Mossos d'Esquadra have arrested a 46-year-old woman and nationality Spanish for buying with counterfeit bills in shops in the Raval district of Barcelona. They consist of at least six payments with that fraudulent currency. The suspect was detained by workers from the last of the establishments she tried to entangle, who notified the Catalan police. The woman always used tickets from 20 euros what was there photocopied and printed on a paper with a texture similar to that of common currency. It was, according to police sources, a forgery little elaborate that it has not required the activation of agents specialized in economic crimes to investigate whether there is behind these banknotes a group that has...
College Football Playoff Expansion Update: What Obstacles Remain?
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College Football Playoff Expansion Update: What Obstacles Remain?

This Saturday marks a kind of anniversary.On that day three years ago, Jan. October 8, 2019: College leaders set out on the long and winding road of seriously exploring expansion into the college football playoffs. Inside a luxurious hotel in downtown San Jose, Mark Keenum, the president of the state of Mississippi and chairman of the CFP's highest governing body, the Board of Managers, approached CEO Bill Hancock with a directive. "We are in the middle of the 12-year CFP contract," he told Hancock. "Let's examine the Playoff."Exactly three years later, the most powerful executives in college football meet Saturday from Indianapolis in a somewhat fractured, exhausted and frustrated state, with no consensus on an expansion format. The CFP's management committee, an 11-member group of ...
Did Baker Mayfield play his last game for the Browns?  Possible landing spots, QB options for Cleveland
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Did Baker Mayfield play his last game for the Browns? Possible landing spots, QB options for Cleveland

The Baker Mayfield season has come to an end. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said during his press conference Tuesday that the quarterback would undergo surgery on his left shoulder to repair the labrum tear that has plagued him all season. Mayfield will miss Sunday's game against AFC North champion Bengals, the third game he has missed this season. The announcement officially ends what has been a disappointing campaign for the fourth-year quarterback. The Browns missed the playoffs after starting the season with high expectations. Mayfield, who appeared to take a big step forward in 2020, fell back again in 2021, perhaps due to injury. He had a 60.5 completion percentage, 17 touchdown passes, 13 interceptions and 3,010 passing yards. In his last two games, losses to the Packers and ...
The Three Wise Men are already in Alicante
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The Three Wise Men are already in Alicante

The long awaited day has arrived for thousands of little ones ... and not so little ones. The Three Kings are already in the city of Alicante. Their Majesties have arrived with exquisite punctuality at the port of Alicante, aboard a Civil Guard patrol boat, which also included the main authorities of the city (such as the mayor and the deputy mayor), who did not hesitate to join in the greeting. . After a ride on the boat along the dock to be seen by the boys and girls, they have landed on a jetty located in front of the Giant Nativity Scene, amid applause, chants and wishes thrown into the air. Although there could have been no direct contact, Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar have received from the first momen...
NFL Teams Face Fines for Asking Draft Prospects About Sexuality and Parents |  NFL
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NFL Teams Face Fines for Asking Draft Prospects About Sexuality and Parents | NFL

The NFL has issued a warning to teams that they could lose a draft pick and face significant fines if club representatives behave unprofessionally in interviews with draft prospects.In a memo obtained by the Associated Press that was sent to clubs Wednesday, the league said a team would lose a draft pick between the first and fourth rounds and be fined a minimum of $ 150,000 if it is determined that a representative of the club displayed conduct that is "disrespectful, inappropriate or unprofessional" during an interview. Fines and / or suspensions could also be imposed on individual club employees, according to the memo.In recent years, there have been occasional reports of inappropriate questions being asked of draft prospects.In 2010, then-Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland ...
Trump’s border wall and the slow decline of US soil |  Texas
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Trump’s border wall and the slow decline of US soil | Texas

SSeveral miles south of the small town of San Juan, Texas, beyond acres of fields of onion, orange groves, and other cash crops, is a historic cemetery and the site of the beginning of a slow decline in American soil.I hadn't been to this area for over a year due to the pandemic, and I was amazed at how different this remote part of Texas had become. The most obvious change is the 18-foot-tall steel bollard fencing, one of the last remnants of Donald Trump's glorious border wall with Mexico.Triumph visited this site in June with Governor Greg Abbott to tout his accomplishments in border control and praise Abbott for taking the anti-immigrant witness that resonates so well with the conservative voter base in Texas.The last time I came to visit this place, there was no wall and the histo...
The CEOE denounces that the Government has only executed 38% of European funds
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The CEOE denounces that the Government has only executed 38% of European funds

The absorption of European funds by the Spanish economy is going much slower than expected and, in any case, slower than expected by the business sector. According to the first 'Follow-up report of the fondos Next Generation EU in Spain 'published this Wednesday by the employer CEOEWith data up to December 31, public administrations (the State, above all) barely managed to publish 400 calls for grants and tenders for public contracts worth 9.3 billion euros. This figure represents 48% of the European funds received by Spain in 2021 (19,000 million euros) and only 38% of the slightly more than 24,000 million incorporated in the General State Budgets for 2021. The percentage of this money that has reached companies is ...
Podemos leaves Garzón alone in his controversy with macrofarms
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Podemos leaves Garzón alone in his controversy with macrofarms

We can avoid supporting your Minister of Consumption in full controversy within the Government for his statements against macro-farms. The socialist wing of the Government has already publicly disavowed him, distancing himself from his position, and several PSOE barons have asked to rectify Alberto Garzón after an interview in The Guardian in which he censured the exploitation practices of intensive livestock. Despite the strong controversy generated and the multiple requests for resignation, Podemos is reluctant to provide public support to the leader. "We are not going to feed a hoax", they justify themselves from the party before the lack of reactions. Unlike United Left, which has turned to closing ranks Regardi...
The White House will invest $ 1 billion dollars to solve the increase in meat prices
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The White House will invest $ 1 billion dollars to solve the increase in meat prices

Some analysts think that the White House plan will not succeed in lowering prices in the short term. Foto: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images The White House is trying to solve the increase in meat prices with an action plan that includes the investment of $ 1 billion dollars of funds from the American Rescue Plan.. This plan aims to boost competition in the industry and increase regulation and enforcement of antitrust laws. The investment the Biden Administration will make, which includes grants, loans, money for training, new labeling rules and different methods for farmers to report anti-competitive practices, is designed to generate competition in the meat processing industry, which it is currently dominated by a small number of large ...