Latino Victims Featured at Vigil and March for Orlando Shooting

first_img.@DavidCamposSF says LGBT community must stand in solidarity w/ Muslim community after #Orlando shooting— Joe Rivano Barros (@jrivanob) June 13, 2016But the first speaker had a salty start, saying he and others were not invited to be at the vigil initially and had to request that they be able to speak.“We’re here because we asked to be here, not because we were invited,” said Lito Sandoval, president of the Latino Democratic Club, to a silent crowd. Changing gears, he then echoed Campos’s call to remember the queer Latino community “whether in the Mission or in the Castro or SoMa” and said he was glad to be in front of the assembled crowd.“I love my Latino people, viva la jotería,” he added, using a slang term for queer Latinos. “Live freely, love freely, be free.” The shooter in Orlando — 29-year-old Omar Mateen, an American citizen and Florida resident — killed 50 people and wounded another 53 in the early morning hours of Sunday. He was shot and killed by police when they stormed the nightclub, Pulse, at 5 a.m. On Sunday at 8 p.m., hundreds of people lined Castro Street, holding up small candles in plastic cups and waving rainbow flags in front of the iconic Castro Theater. Speakers stood on the beds of two trucks and spoke to the crowd through mics, as police guarded the edges of the massive assembly.Campos said his “queer Latino brothers and sisters” asked him to ensure that the Latino community was not forgotten after the shooting, and he invited a handful of leaders in that community to speak to the hundreds-strong crowd. Awkward. Mayor Ed Lee booed at vigil for #Orlando shooting victims in SF Castro— Joe Rivano Barros (@jrivanob) June 13, 2016 0% After hearing speakers for about an hour, the crowd began marching down Market Street towards City Hall, breaking out into shouts of “Queer lives matter!” as a vanguard of flag bearers led the way. On the City Hall steps, the crowd sang “We shall overcome” and listened to a speaker who said he knew one of the victims in the shooting and had yet to hear from others he knew in the area.“I still have three friends that I haven’t heard from,” he said. “I hope they’re in a hospital, but if not I know they’re in a better place.”Speakers then began reading a list of the known dead, saying “We remember” after each name.“Juan Romano Guerrero,” a speaker read.“We remember,” the crowd answered. “Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo.” “We remember.”“Kimberly Morris.”“We remember.”Flag bearers lead the march to City Hall after a vigil in the Castro for the shooting victims in Orlando. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros. Another speaker said there was a “deep hurt in the hearts” of the Latino community and called on allies for support in the aftermath of the shooting.“In this moment we need everyone to support us, to lift us up, because sí se puede, sí se puede,” he shouted in Spanish in a call-and-response.A crowd chant of “Where’s the mayor?” began from the back and grew louder and louder until Mayor Ed Lee himself took the stage and attempted to address the crowd — only to be immediately booed.“We’re here in unity, we’re here in unity, so we can stop this violence,” he started, attempting to speak over the oppositional crowd. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence read names of victims of #OrlandoShooting, lots Latino, at SF Castro vigil— Joe Rivano Barros (@jrivanob) June 13, 2016 Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% More than a thousand people rallied in the Castro District and marched to City Hall on Sunday night in honor of the victims in the mass shooting at a gay dance club in Orlando, the deadliest in United States history.Supervisors Scott Wiener and David Campos — the two queer supervisors in San Francisco — introduced a dozen speakers at Harvey Milk Plaza at 18th and Castro. Campos singled out the Latino community and said the Florida rampage was particularly difficult to bear as a gay Latino.The dance club targeted in Orlando, Florida, called itself “Orlando’s Latin Hotspot” and was hosting a weekly Latin dance night when the shooting happened.“As a gay Latino man it is not shocking to me that the worst mass shooting in the history of this country would target the queer community,” Campos said. “And it’s not shocking to me that it’s not just the queer community that’s being targeted, but it’s also the Latino community.”last_img read more

Listen Local Talking Pride with Manny Yekutiel

first_imgOn Thursday, Mission Local sat down with Manny Yekutiel, founder of a forthcoming space dedicated to civic engagement at 16th and Valencia. Previously, Yekutiel has done a lot of work in LGBT advocacy, including working in the White House for Obama’s LGBT advisor and studying gay rights movements around the world. What does Pride mean today? Is it too commodified? How do other cultures celebrate? Have a listen! 0% Tags: LGBT • Pride Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img

FOLLOWING the passing of former Saints player Stev

first_imgFOLLOWING the passing of former Saints player Steve Prescott MBE on November 9 2013, the Club has opened a Book of Condolence which can be signed at Langtree Park.It is fittingly sited next to his Hall of Fame inductees profile in the South West Corner of Langtree Park.Fans can gain entry from the Keiron Cunningham statue side of the stadium and are also invited to leave tributes next to Steve’s mural too.The Book will remain in situ and remain open for a week.Official Statement from Steve Prescott Foundation.last_img

Wayne Bennetts side take on Australia next Friday

first_imgWayne Bennett’s side take on Australia next Friday to kick off the tournament – and warm up against the Affiliated States this week.He will have a full squad available for the game that gets underway at 18:45 local time (11.45am BST) on Friday.The match itself will be split into four quarters of 20 minutes with unlimited interchanges allowed to give each team the opportunity to field all squad members.The 20-man Affiliated States squad is made up of players from Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory and features former St George Illawarra Dragons and South Sydney Rabbitohs backrower Jarrod Thompson, ex-Manly Sea Eagles fullback Jake Busby and New Zealand Warriors player Scott Jones, who also had a spell at Canberra Raiders.England squad (number of caps, professional and community club in brackets):John Bateman (6, Wigan Warriors, Bradford Dudley Hill) Kevin Brown (6, Warrington Wolves, Thatto Heath Crusaders) Sam Burgess (18, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor) Thomas Burgess (14, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor) Ben Currie (0, Warrington Wolves, Golborne Parkside) Luke Gale (4, Castleford Tigers, Middleton Marauders) James Graham (33, St George Illawarra Dragons, Blackbrook) Ryan Hall (32, Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders) Chris Heighington (5, Cronulla Sharks, Umina Bunnies) Chris Hill (19, Warrington Wolves, New Springs Lions) Josh Hodgson (11, Canberra Raiders, East Hull) Jonny Lomax (4, St Helens, Orrell St James) Jermaine McGillvary (6, Huddersfield Giants, Deighton Juniors) Mike McMeeken (1, Castleford Tigers, Staines Titans) Sean O’Loughlin (18, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks) Mark Percival (3, St Helens, Halton Farnworth Hornets) Stefan Ratchford (2, Warrington Wolves, Wigan St Patricks) James Roby (26, St Helens, Blackbrook) Scott Taylor (2, Hull FC, Skirlaugh) Alex Walmsley (0, St Helens, Dewsbury Celtic) Kallum Watkins (20, Leeds Rhinos, Latchford Albion) Elliott Whitehead (10, Canberra Raiders, West Bowling) Gareth Widdop (21, St George Illawarra Dragons, King Cross) George Williams (5, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)Combined Affiliated States Squad:1. Stephen Widders (Rockingham Coastal Sharks, WA) 2. Jordan Jacob (South Perth Lions, WA) 3. Tusiga Losi (Waverly Panthers, Vic) 4. Ben Taylor (North Beach Sea Eagles, WA) 5. Arana Masoe (Northern Thunder, Vic) 6. Delane Edwards (Fremantle Roosters, WA) 7. Brandon Purcell (Central Districts Roosters, SA) 8. Benjamin Bolth (Rockingham Coastal Sharks, WA) 9. Andrew Jeffrey (Rockingham Coastal Sharks, WA) 10. Paul Jennings (Katherine Cowboys, NT) 11. Brandon Taua’a (Casey Warriors, Vic) 12. Bradley Gibson (Fremantle Roosters, WA) 13. Jarrod Thompson (Fremantle Roosters, WA) 14. Terry Constantinou (Sunbury Tigers, Vic) 15. Scott Jones (South Perth Lions, WA) 16. Gillespie Fai (Joondalup Giants, WA) 17. Tere Kaue (Western Districts Warriors, SA) 18. Jerome Edwards (Palmerston Raiders, NT) 19. Tiaan Wilkins (Sunbury Tigers, Vic) 20. Jake Busby (Central Districts Roosters, SA)last_img read more

Several supporters have already taken advantage of

first_imgSeveral supporters have already taken advantage of the SeatServe app to order food and drinks from their smartphone for efficient delivery to their seat.And now fans can use the App in the South Stand.Following successful trials in other sports, the Totally Wicked Stadium was selected by SeatServe as its first Super League site.With minimal impact on our existing front-of-house operation, SeatServe will continue supplement our offering for the duration of the trial, to help ease what we recognise is an issue for fans on matchday: queueing.Orders will be fulfilled by the Murphys’s Bar and Karalius’ Bar in the South Stand in addition to the Totally North Stand’s Marching Inn kiosk.A delivery charge of £1 per order will cover all the costs associated with transaction fees, packaging and extra staffing.As part of the trial, we encourage fans to sign up and try out the service so we can test its effectiveness.We would also love to hear your feedback on your experience so please email us after the match.SeatServe is quick and easy to download from both the App Store, Google Play or you can click here, with options to pre-order in advance, live, or at scheduled times throughout the game.To minimise disruption, deliveries will only be made during natural breaks in play, with the app securely storing your details for faster repeat ordering, meaning you’ll never have to miss another minute of a game.All payments are cashless and we recommend fans download the app prior to attending the game.The app is restricted to four alcoholic beverages per order and you must be 18 or over to use it.We are constantly looking at ways in which to improve your experience at Totally Wicked Stadium and hope you enjoy this cutting-edge innovation.Checkout the menu and tag your experience with @SeatServeUK with #StaySeated!last_img read more

Superintendent SitDown Bladen County Schools

first_imgBLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Bladen County Schools Superintendent Robert Taylor stopped by Good Morning Carolina on Tuesday to discuss current issues in the school district.It’s been over a year and a half since Hurricane Matthew left devastation and flooding behind in our area and especially in Bladen County. Taylor said there was some damage to the schools but most of it was in the community with students and their families being displaced. He said in the time that’s passed, the area has been able to recover from it.- Advertisement – As for enrollment in schools, Taylor explained, despite the fact that NC-87 goes into Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, the school district has not seen a lot of change with the Fort Bragg base realignment plan.When asked about the greatest challenge for Bladen County Schools, Taylor named finances as the top challenge. He noted that county commissioners do an excellent job providing for the district; however he said it is still a struggle.Tomorrow, thousands of teachers across North Carolina plan to take off school to rally at the state capitol. While New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties will close school for the day because of the amount of teachers taking off, Bladen County Schools will operate as normal. Taylor addressed the planned rally and said he supports the teachers traveling to Raleigh.Related Article: NC schools receive $2M federal grant for hurricane recovery“We support the teachers and their effort. One of the things that we have to do is make a committed investment to education in North Carolina so we applaud teachers for taking that effort,” Taylor said. “When teachers make a grassroots movement such as this, we need to take the opportunity to listen”.Over the next few days, we are sitting down with the other superintendents from our area on Good Morning Carolina.Pender Co. Schools Superintendent Steven Hill is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16. New Hanover Co. Schools Superintendent Tim Markley is scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Columbus Co. Schools Superintendent Alan Faulk is scheduled for Friday, May 19. Whiteville City Schools Superintendent Kenny Garland is scheduled for Monday, May 21.We want to ask them about the questions that matter to you. E-mail your questions to read more

Brisson wins 7th term for House first time as republican

first_imgNC Representative Bill Brisson (Photo: NC Leg) BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Rep. William Brisson has won a seventh term in the North Carolina House of Representatives, but it’s the first time he’s won as a Republican.Brisson has served in the House since 2006, but he was a Democrat until switching parties in the fall of last year.- Advertisement – Tonight he easily beat Democrat Tony Denning to hold on to his 22nd District seat representing Bladen and Cumberland counties.Brisson won 57% to 43% against Denning.Get the full election results here.last_img

Wilmington neighbors lose battle to stop inappropriate construction

first_img Mitch Cunningham lives right next door to the property where NHRMC is building the emergency backup water system. When he found out about the project, he filed an appeal with the Board of Adjustment.The hearing in downtown Wilmington Thursday lasted about two and a half hours. It’s safe to say many neighbors left disappointed with the outcome.Related Article: New Hanover County explores idea of selling NHRMC“Wilmington’s an old city. I was raised here, my mother was born here. So I just hope you’ll take it into heart and see where we’re coming from,” said neighbor Judy Roundtree.In October of 2018, the hospital submitted an application to build an emergency well house on the residential property. The city formally approved that request last month.Neighbors display signs to bring attention to a construction issue.(Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY)“The case is whether such a facility meets the exception of the code, especially located in a residential R15 neighborhood, and not for the purpose of providing utility to that neighborhood,” said another neighbor.In a 20-page power point, Cunningham cited excerpts from the land development code and argued that the proposed water supply system was not a well house, but an industrial sized chemical storage facility.“The utility exceptions aren’t there to allow a commercial neighbor to place its plant equipment in a residential neighborhood. The exceptions are there to enable Duke Energy or our water company to put in a pumping station to serve the residents,” said neighbor Martin Gay.Hospital attorneys and the city disagreed with that interpretation, saying the language in the development code does not specify what such a system would be used for.Neighbors said allowing this sets a precedent that industrial systems could be constructed in any Wilmington neighborhood.“The hospital can buy that house, they can buy the next one and the next one and the next one. So I’ll have a water industrial plant on this property, the next one I could have an electrical utility plant,” said another neighbor.The board ultimately voted to uphold the decision of the city, allowing the construction to continue. Unless an appeal is filed in superior court, the construction will continue, and hospital representatives expect it to be completed in June.Both Cunningham and NHRMC representatives declined to comment on the board’s decision. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On Monday, we reported that neighbors of New Hanover Regional Medical Center were fighting against the construction of a water supply system. That fight ended Thursday at a hearing before the Board of Adjustment.An NHRMC representative says the hospital needs this system to be prepared for future disasters like Hurricane Florence. It would allow them to provide, in theory, an endless supply of water if the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority was not able to provide it.Rendering of NHRMC emergency backup water system on Glen Meade Rd. in Wilmington.(Source: NHRMC)- Advertisement – last_img read more

President George Vella addressed 108th ILO Conference

first_imgWhatsApp In his first official speech abroad, President of Malta George Vella addressed head of states and leaders of international organisations at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland.In his opening statement, the President lauded the ILO’s “untiring contributions and initiatives directed at a brighter future for workers across the globe”. President Vella expressed his steadfast conviction, built throughout his political and medical careers, of the necessity of social justice, and how there “can never be lasting peace or stability without social justice”. He also referred to the concept of labour rights as “a prerequisite not only for any society’s economic growth, but also its security”.The President continued by referring to statistics that show how over 600 million new jobs need to be created by 2030 just to keep pace with the growth of the global working age population, and how there are some 780 million women and men who are working but not earning enough to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.President Vella referred to the fourth industrial revolution driven by artificial intelligence and automation. He is of the belief that all this makes it more important for us all to strengthen and safeguard the fundamental human rights of all workers, independently of their age, gender, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation, and how the ILO is the perfect platform for this.View full speech here. SharePrintcenter_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Young male medically evacuated from Sea Watch 3

first_img SharePrint Credit: Sea WatchCredit: Sea Watch Sea Watch has told its followers on social media that a young man had to be medically evacuated from the Sea Watch 3 overnight.The migrant rescue NGO said that the young migrant whom was among those rescued over a week ago by the Sea Watch 3, that had to be medically evacuated to Italy with the cooperation of the Italian Coastguard.This is the 11th medical evacuation to take place from the vessel after 10 people were conveyed to the Italian authorities after a medical check of those rescued took place last Saturday.  This leaves 43 rescued migrants on board, among them 3 unaccompanied minors.The organisation thanks the Italian authorities for their ‘good cooperation’ while reiterating that the, ‘charade needs to end before something even worse happens’It has been 10 days since Sea Watch 3 had rescued 52 asylum seekers from a dinghy in distress, about 47 miles off Zawiya, Libya. The asylum seekers were brought to safety on board the NGO’s vessel Sea Watch 3 on Wednesday.52 asylum seekers rescued by Sea WatchSea Watch denies Italian media claims that it is heading to MaltaOn Twitter, Sea Watch said that the dinghy was first spotted at 9.53am by Colibri an aircraft operated by Pilotes Volontaires, a French NGO providing aerial observational support to NGOs which conduct rescue operations in the Mediterranean sea.While the vessel awaits a safe port of disembarkation, there had been quashed rumours spread by the Italian media that those rescued would be taken to Malta. Sea Watch denied these claims.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more