Louisville police officers fatally shoot man wielding screwdriver

first_imgLouisville Metro Police Department(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Two Louisville police officers shot and killed a homeless man after he lunged at them with a screwdriver, according to body camera footage released Monday.The officers were responding to a disorderly conduct call on Sunday evening when they encountered 45-year-old Russell Bowman, who they said became confrontational and told them to shoot him, the Louisville Metro Police Department said Monday.Officers Devin Dawes and Matthew Aden, who joined the department in 2015, fired their weapons in self-defense, the department said.“In this situation you will see from the video that two of the officers, or actually three of the officers Tased the individual, prior to the shooting,” Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad said during a press conference. “Unfortunately they were not effective, which resulted in the officers having to resort to the use of deadly force.”Body camera footage from the scene shows Bowman pacing with the screwdriver in his right hand as the officers yell for him to “drop it.”“Just drop it, we’re not trying to hurt you,” one officer yells, while other officers deployed their Tasers unsuccessfully.“It ain’t working,” Bowman screams, before charging toward one of the officers. Aden and Dawes immediately opened fire.Conrad did not take any questions after the press conference, but he did reiterate the department’s use of deadly force policy.“Police work is a dangerous job that often requires difficult split-second decisions that others will judge and scrutinize for a lifetime,” Conrad said. “We hope that we never have to fire our weapons, but when we’re forced to do so, we understand and accept the high level of public scrutiny that will result from those actions.”He said the department is investigating the shooting.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Combined Maritime Task Forces in counter piracy drills

first_img View post tag: ROK Choi Young View post tag: PNS Saif Combined Maritime Task Forces in counter piracy drills View post tag: ITS Carabiniere Combined Maritime Task Force 151 (CTF151) recently took part in Counter Piracy training operations with the Operation Atalanta flagship ITS Carabiniere in the Gulf of Aden.Pakistan Naval ship PNS Saif and Republic of Korea ship ROK Choi Young joined the Italian frigate to conduct counter piracy training operations in order to strengthen working relationships.The ships worked together in counter piracy operations, increasing cooperation and improving coordination between the units at a tactical level.The combined exercises at sea provided an opportunity to rehearse tactical procedures and practice in ship handling skills. Units from different task forces, operating under the same motto “Ready Together”, shared their experiences and enhanced their interoperability in line with international practices. Authorities View post tag: combined maritime forces View post tag: CTF-151 March 9, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Combined Maritime Task Forces in counter piracy drills Share this articlelast_img read more

Why Women Need Women

first_imgI know I’m not the only gal out there who has more guy friends than lady friends. If you’re an adventurous woman, inevitably, you will find that you’re a big fish in a very small, very testosterone-laden pond.Now ladies, there are benefits to this, no doubt, especially if you’re in the market for a man of the mountains.But eventually, you’re going to get tired of the crude, borderline inappropriate jokes that guys make between guys (often on the subject of girls). Eventually, you’re going to resent having some dude help you carry your boat while you portage a rapid or make excuses for you when your legs are pumped and you have to bail early on your weekend ride.Whether they’re literally intimidating or not, going outdoors with males can sometimes be damaging to a woman’s morale. I remember when I first started kayaking, I was the only girl at my school to really chomp at the bit and take the initiative to go on trips. Though I was able to get on a number of different runs in the Southeast, I never progressed much above class III, and I wonder if that was due, in part, to the fact that I was paddling with a bunch of dudes.Though I know a number of women who could easily stomp the men in their sport, the reality is that women and men treat their respective sports and their time in the outdoors differently. Women, inherently, will compare themselves to men. Maybe you think you don’t, but gender aside, people compare themselves to other people. It’s not necessarily a healthy thing to do, nor is it very productive, but it’s normal and it sometimes can lead to gaining that extra edge, that extra oomph needed to light a fire under your ass and man woman up.But sometimes it does the total opposite. When I saw the guys I was paddling with throwing ends and looping in holes and paddling harder stuff every weekend, I felt very much like they were on some unobtainable level and that by tagging along or trying to push myself to the next level, I would be a burden to them and their precious time out of the office.For awhile, I stagnated. My outdoor ambitions reached a plateau of sorts. I didn’t realize the value of having adventurous girlfriends until my junior year in college when I spent my fall semester in the Amazon with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Though, like I admitted earlier, I typically have more male friends than female, I walked away from those three months with three of the closest lady friends I’ve had to date.The last week of our course was trademarked by independent, student-led travel (i.e. backpacking without instructors). Our group had exactly four guys and four gals and the instructors decided to split us up as such for the last week of the semester. We all had the same final destination, the same route, but we had a week to get there in whatever fashion and on whatever timeline we wanted.[[The following images are from that girls’ time in Brazil. Yes I had short hair. No I don’t want short hair ever again. Photo cred: Kelsey Kuhn.]]376490_10150423373415838_1485902088_n 381353_10150423394505838_920443983_n 386056_10150423373685838_1214628773_n 390996_10150423374755838_261027991_n 394466_10151077097725268_2130422548_n 398899_10151687475360268_634505471_nIf I could describe those ladies-only days in one word it would probably be glorious.Everyone pulled their weight. We cooked amazing group dinners, star-gazed till the wee hours of the morning, lounged butt-ass naked by watering holes with no concern for male intrusion, and talked about boys and dates-gone-bad and period woes and haircuts. But we also talked about our dreams for the future, the mistakes we’d made in the past, and our career ambitions (if any).Though we came from different parts of the world, from the sand dunes of Michigan to the metropolitan hub of northern Virginia to the even larger city of São Paulo, we were all united at that time in our lives by our love of adventure. Those ladies pushed me when I felt like I couldn’t put one more foot in front of the other, carried my weight when I needed to give my knees a break, and inspired me to suck it up when we found ourselves traversing a narrow animal path on a 3000-foot cliffside, battered, bruised, and scared shitless.Since then, I’ve made an effort to surround myself with like-minded women. My best friend from college (hi Hannah Banana) went on a NOLS trip to the Himalayas the same semester I was in the Amazon, and she’s since thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, traveled to Iceland, worked on a commercial salmon fishing rig in Alaska, and built up an impressive long-distance trail running resumé. In subtle ways, we’ve always competed with each other, both outdoors and in the academics world. But whenever I’m outside with her, whether it’s trail running or climbing, I’m never comparing myself to her in a counter-productive way. Usually, my thoughts are much more positive, replacing the “I can’ts” with “I can.”Recreating outdoors with other adventurous women creates a support system, a means of gauging your abilities, and the confidence and inspiration to push yourself further.green river takeoverI recently came across this blog post on reasons why women should go to the mountains with other women. It’s pretty spot on, and I highly recommend taking a few minutes to breeze through it. This topic in particular has been on my mind given that this weekend, I’ll be joining a number of female paddlers on the Green River for a girls’ day on the water. Anna Levesque’s organization Girls At Play will be there promoting women in whitewater and connecting female paddlers in the Southeast. I think it’s a long overdue event and I’m happy to be a part of what will hopefully become an annual event.If you’re a female paddler and you’re interested in joining us on Sunday, check out the Facebook event for it here.Though it can prove particularly challenging to find ladies who like to go outside and play, reach out to local clubs, organizations, and even campus outdoor programs for resources. Once you open one door, a thousand more are bound to follow.Rock on, ladies!** 10-29-14/post update!Check out these pics from the event! Over 50 ladies showed up to the Green. No carnage and epic good times! Let’s do it again sometime!IMG_1260 IMG_1283 IMG_1311 IMG_1314last_img read more

Thompson suffers first defeat since Olympic double

first_img… Omar McLeod keeps up excellent formEUGENE, Oregon, (CMC) – Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson tasted defeated for the first time this season in the 200 metres but fellow Jamaican Omar McLeod kept up his excellent form as he won the men’s sprint hurdles at the Prefontaine Classic here Saturday.In the third stop of the IAAF Diamond League series, the 24-year-old Thompson never looked the part and crossed the line struggling in a time of 21.98 seconds, behind Bowie who was dominant in a world-leading 21.77.Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the reigning Olympic 400m champion, also shocked Thompson to finish second in 21.91 running out of lane eight.In a star-studded event that also included Dutch sensation Daphne Schipper and American Allyson Felix, Bowie once again showed her love for Haywood Field by repeating her victory from last year.Running out of lane eight, she produced a blistering curve to leave the field in her wake and the result was never in doubt once she entered the stretch.Thompson, who was also third in the event here last year, was away slowly, proved sluggish on the bend and was left with too much to do in the last 100m.Only last week, Thompson easily won the half-lap at the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston.McLeod, meanwhile, who also won gold in Rio last year, extended his great start to the new season when he clocked 13.01 seconds to take top honours.He led a Jamaican one-two as Richard Levy powered home second in 13.10, with American Devon Allen third in 13.11.In the women’s 100 metres, Trinidadian Michelle-Lee Ahye was third in 10.97 as American Morolake Akinosun crossed the line first in 10.94.Côte d’Ivoire’s Murielle Ahoure finished second in 10.96 but there was disappointment for the Jamaican pair of Veronica Campbell-Brown (11.00) and Simone Facey (11.13) who were fourth and fifth respectively.last_img read more

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant eyeing food, wine and competition in Boston

first_imgThe Lakers and Celtics have played against each other twice in the NBA Finals during Bryant’s career. The Lakers lost in 2008, but won in 2010, when Bryant was Finals MVP.Russell growingRookie point guard D’Angelo Russell had a nice game against the Clippers. He scored 16 points on 7 of 13 shooting, grabbed seven rebounds, made two steals and blocked one shot in 27-plus minutes off the bench. He only had one assist, though.Scott said he likes the growth he’s seeing from Russell.“Yeah, so far,” Scott said. “Like I’ve said, each month I want to see him continue to take steps and the same thing with Julius (Randle) and the same thing with all our young guys – Larry (Nance Jr.) – all our young guys.“So if our guys can continue to progress this nicely, then, obviously, in March I think those guys will be playing extremely well.”Sticking with lineupScott took Russell and Randle out of the starting lineup earlier this month, inserted Nance and Lou Williams and said he was going to stick with it for at least 10 games.The 10 games were up after the Christmas-night game. Even though the Lakers went 2-8 during the stint, Scott is going to stay that course for now.“I’m going to stick with this same lineup, and I think I hinted last night that I would probably do it the last three games of this year, until we get to the new year. So I think I am going to do that.”Scott explained.“January, at least we’re playing every other day, so we get a day in between games where we can start practicing with a different lineup,” he said. “I just don’t want to do it cold-turkey right now and I just want to stick with the lineup that’s been playing.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “As much as the Celtics hate us and we hate them, I think Celtics fans are some of the most knowledgeable fans in the world, so I think they’ll gave him the same type of respect that he deserves, that he’s been given everywhere else,” Scott said Saturday at practice.Bryant, following the Lakers’ 94-84 loss to the Clippers on Christmas night, was asked what he was most looking forward to upon his final trip to Boston.“Going to one of my favorite Italian restaurants,” he said, drawing laughter from reporters. “No kidding. And having a nice little glass of Vinocello after and then showing up to the Garden and competing and playing.”Bryant finished his thought an interesting anecdote.“There is something about that green,” he said. “It’s a different green than any other green that’s in the world. It’s weird. It’s like that green glows, so I’m looking forward to competing there and being in that environment one more time.”center_img Kobe Bryant has been getting terrific receptions on the road everywhere he’s gone since announcing he will retire at the end of this season – his 20th in the NBA.Following Tuesday’s victory at Denver, in which Bryant scored 31 points, fans at Pepsi Center chanted, “Kobe, Kobe, Kobe.” The Lakers are at Memphis on Sunday and at Charlotte on Monday. But they’ll be in Boston on Wednesday and considering the heated rivalry the league’s two most storied franchises have had over history, it will be interesting to see how the fans at TD Garden receive Bryant.Coach Byron Scott believes it will be exactly the way it’s been at all the other stops.last_img read more