Some Ukrainians voice mixed reactions to Nobel prize winners
A day after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize with fellow human rights campaigners from Belarus and Russia, the head of the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties praised the work of her fellow laureates but cautioned against lumping the three together in a Cold War-like narrativewashingtonpost.com
New this week: 'Day Shift' and 'Five Days at Memorial'
This week’s new entertainment releases include music from the union of The Roots’ Black Thought and super-producer Danger Mouse, a PBS “Frontline” investigation into women’s rights in Afghanistan a year after the U_S_ withdrawal and Jamie Foxx playing a vampire hunter in “Day Shift.”.
Cameron Smith ignores history and takes lead at Memorial
Cameron Smith believes he is playing the best golf of his life, and it shows. Smith elicited one of the loudest cheers of a glorious afternoon Friday at Muirfield Village — another anomaly for this weather-plagued tournament — when he holed out with a downhill chip from beyond the green on the par-3 12th that carried him to a 3-under 69. “I think I'm just happy with the way I stuck in there,” Smith said.news.yahoo.com
Council to fill three seats after resignations, death
A memorial for former Iron Gate Town Council member James Mays was set up during its February meeting. Mays passed away February 8. Pictured are vice mayor Richard Erskine, and council members Kawahna Persinger and Debbie Harris. (Recorder photo by Jerome Johnson)IRON GATE — Iron Gate Town Council will need to fill three seats that have become vacant in recent […]therecorderonline.com
Russia extends prison term for researcher of Stalin purges
A Russian court on Monday extended the prison term handed to an activist who investigated Stalin-era repression to 15 years on what he says are trumped-up charges. Yuri Dmitriyev, 65, rose to prominence after uncovering mass graves of victims of Stalinist repressions. Dmitriyev was accused of making child pornography, indecent acts and illegal possession of a part of a weapon.news.yahoo.com
Did you lose a loved one to COVID-19? Share their story and spirit with us
It almost seems impossible, but we’ve been living with COVID-19 in our lives for almost a year, and tragically, some of us have lost grandparents, parents, siblings and friends due to this unforgiving virus. As the United States is approaching 500,000 deaths since early 2020, it seems that many of us have experienced a COVID-related loss. So, in honor of your loved one’s memory, we’re asking that you share a photo of them and tell us their story. We’ve all dealt with grief in our lives, but losing a loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic is especially hard, since we all can’t celebrate their lives like we normally would. Hopefully sharing your loved ones with others virtually can bring you the tiniest bit of comfort in these uncertain times.
WATCH: President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris lead COVID-19 Memorial event
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaking at the Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19, 2021. The Presidential Inaugural Committee is hosting a memorial on Tuesday evening to remember and honor the lives lost to the coronavirus in cities and towns across the country. Joe Biden, Kamala Harris lead COVID-19 Memorial event The soon-to-be president and vice president will lead this ceremony by lighting the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Posted by WSLS 10 / WSLS.com on Tuesday, January 19, 2021President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will lead this ceremony by lighting the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C.Cities and towns around the country are invited to illuminate buildings and ring church bells at 5:30 p.m. in a national moment of unity and remembrance.
Rahm's wild day ends with Memorial win and No. 1 ranking
Jon Rahm, of Spain, celebrates after the 18th hole to win the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)DUBLIN, Ohio Jon Rahm won the Memorial to join Seve Ballesteros as the only Spaniards to reach No. Replay of Rahm's chip appeared to show the ball moved ever so slightly when he placed his lob wedge behind it. The chip was similar but from a different angle to Tiger Woods chipping in from behind the 16th green when he won the Memorial for the fifth time in 2012. Norlander and Hughes tied at 3-under 285, but the spot went to Hughes because he had the better world ranking.
Finau, Palmer share early lead at Memorial as Tiger hangs on
Tony Finau hits from the second tee during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, July 17, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. That kind of score isn't happening at Muirfield Village, where the greens are getting faster by the hour. The way Muirfield Village is playing, both are impressive. Woods, a five-time winner at Muirfield Village, has never missed the cut in 17 previous times at the Memorial. But I battled back well.Palmer played the Workday Charity Open last week at Muirfield Village and missed the cut.
Shane Lowry playing golf this week, but not where he thought
It will go to Royal St. Georges next summer. Its just very strange times for us at the minute, isnt it?Lowry said he has never seen the lunar landscape of Royal St. Georges. Id love if we were playing in front of 40,000 or 50,000 people this week in St. Georges, he said. For the week of the U.S. Open, golf was in its second week of returning from the pandemic, at Harbour Town. So everything that I miss or that I wont get to do this week, Im sure Ill get to do next year.
Tiger Woods to return next week at Muirfield Village
DUBLIN, Ohio The PGA Tour returned five weeks ago with some of its strongest fields. He chose not to go to Mexico City for a World Golf Championship, then skipped three straight tournaments in Florida before golf was halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That will give him at least one start, and possibly two if he plays a World Golf Championship in Tennessee, before heading into the first major of a reconfigured year. The PGA Championship is Aug. 6-9 at Harding Park in San Francisco, where Woods won a World Golf Championship in 2005. Woods has played only three times this season on the PGA Tour, starting with his record-tying 82nd victory at the Zozo Championship in Japan.
Chairman of Israel's Yad Vashem to step down after 27 years
JERUSALEM The chairman of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Memorial said Sunday he will be stepping down after 27 years. Shalev guided a period of dramatic transformation at one of the world's foremost Holocaust remembrance institutions. He also oversaw the creation of an international school for Holocaust studies and an institute for Holocaust research. Yad Vashem is an almost sacred institution in Israel, where students, soldiers and company outings tour regularly and where the country holds its annual Holocaust remembrance day ceremony. In 2015, Yad Vashem challenged the accuracy of a claim by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggesting that a World War II-era Palestinian leader persuaded the Nazis to adopt their Final Solution to exterminate 6 million Jews.
George Floyd protesters march from Roanoke MLK statue to police department
ROANOKE, Va. Roanokes Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial became the starting point for a social justice march in memory of George Floyd on Sunday. Approximately a hundred people gathered at Kings statue, many of whom held signs that said, Black Lives Matter. The group marched from the memorial directly to the Roanoke Police Department. Protesters have demonstrated against police brutality in front of the Roanoke Police Department daily for more than a week. Demonstration organizer Tatiana Druant said the march aims to encourage city leaders to budget less money for police and more money for education. We can all sweat and scream, but nothing is going to change unless we take direct control of our system, the system that is supposed to be here for us, Druant said.
Governor candidate Amanda Chase, other Republicans denounce Robert E. Lee statue removal
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. Sen. Amanda Chase, who is currently the sole Republican candidate for governor in Virginia, is denouncing the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond. According to a release from her campaign, Chase voiced her opposition from Richmonds Monument Avenue on Wednesday. Removing the Robert E. Lee statue is a cowardly capitulation to the looters and domestic terrorists, said Senator Chase. Other Virginia GOP lawmakers are also speaking out against the removal of the statue. The Governors decision to remove the Lee statue from Monument Avenue is not in the best interests of Virginia.