Former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison’s trial delayed to 2022

first_imgKuzma/iStock(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The criminal trial for former Louisville, Kentucky police officer Brett Hankison, who faces charges for his role in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor, has been pushed back to next year.Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing multiple shots that entered a neighbor’s apartment and endangered three people on March 13, 2020.He and Louisville Metro Police Department officers Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly fired a barrage of 32 shots into Taylor’s apartment while serving a “no-knock” warrant and Taylor was killed.During a hearing Friday, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Ann Bailey Smith moved his trial to Feb. 1, 2022, pushing it five months back from its original date set for Aug. 31, 2021.The coronavirus pandemic has delayed jury trials across the state and requirements for social distancing created logistical challenges to holding a trial, Smith said Friday, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Hankison’s charges in September. Hankison fired 10 shots into Taylor’s apartment, but Cameron said none of his shots struck Taylor.Hankison pleaded not guilty to those charges in September. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison, Cameron said.Though Hankison’s attorney filed a motion to change the venue of the trial due to an “avalanche of publicity” in the Taylor case, in March a judge decided to keep the trial in Jefferson County.Hankison’s next hearing is slated for July 16, 2021.The fatal shooting sparked national protests decrying police brutality and racism. To this day, no one has been charged directly for the death of Taylor, a 26-year-old certified emergency medical technician, which reignited uproar among activists and advocates.“This is outrageous and offensive to Breonna Taylor’s memory. It’s yet another example of no accountability for the genocide of persons of color by white police officers,” the Taylor family’s attorneys Benjamin Crump, Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker said in a joint statement in September following the announcement of Hankison’s charges.Hankison and Cosgrove were fired for the incident, however Mattingly remains on the force.A federal investigation into Taylor’s death remains ongoing.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Challenger portal reveals first major third-party lettings suppliers

first_imgChallenger portal OpenBrix has lined up its first list of services to join the platform including satellite giant Sky and the Lettings Hub as it limbers up to launch, most likely at the same time as rival Boomin.OpenBrix hopes its offering will rival the Bruce brothers with its unique blockchain technology, democratic membership model, multi-listing service capability and services plug-in.This will enable agents to connect their existing providers and automate much of their third-party sales and administration, making it easier to onboard sales and lettings instructions into their fee-paying networks.Other companies to sign up to this include credit referencing and rent reporting service CreditLadder, know-your-client identity platform Yoti and mortgage and insurance broker Lea Financial.OpenBrix CEO Adam Pigott says dozens more leading industry suppliers are about to be announced including deposits, lead management, lettings software and inventory platforms or services.“So far no one has said no to joining OpenBrix,” says Pigott (left). “And we’re also about to sign up one of the industry’s leading training platforms.”The company’s most recent sign-up is white goods replace or repair service Product Care.“As an ex-property manager, I was immediately impressed with Product Care and the super-slick, effortless nature of their product,” says Piggott.“Not only do they provide convenience and speed, but their price point is infinitely lower than the big retail names.”Read our interview with Adam Pigott about his looming launch including why Countrywide big beast John Hards is helping launch the business.Product Care Adam Pigott openbrix productcare The Lettings Hub Sky creditladder September 15, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Challenger portal reveals first major third-party lettings suppliers previous nextProptechChallenger portal reveals first major third-party lettings suppliersCEO Adam Pigott says first big names to join the platform include Sky and The Lettings Hub as his company prepares for public launch.Nigel Lewis15th September 202001,200 Viewslast_img read more

Saido Berahino shows his value to West Brom as Aston Villa suffer

first_imgSaido Berahino struck to continue his West Brom comeback as the Baggies claimed a deserved victory at Aston Villa. Press Association The striker poked in his first goal of the season – and first since since threatening to strike earlier this month – to clinch a 1-0 win at Villa Park. It was all Albion as they out-thought and out-battled Villa during a tight Barclays Premier League derby. Agbonlahor has now scored just four goals in his last 31 games and his lack of penetration leads to legitimate questions over his role in the Villa side. He lost out in every aerial tussle but did worry Albion after 26 minutes when he wriggled free on the left and crossed for the onrushing Carles Gil, who was denied by a brilliant block by Claudio Yacob. It was Villa’s best opening but they relied on Guzan five minutes later when he tipped Darren Fletcher’s drive wide. The game desperately needed a goal as it threatened to limp to half-time, and Berahino kept to the script as he delivered six minutes before the break. A brilliant Craig Dawson tackle allowed McClean to cross from the right. He found Rondon to lay off for Morrison, and his 18-yard effort was deliberately deflected past Guzan by Berahino. Villa were jeered off and Sherwood reacted by sending on Rudy Gestede for Scott Sinclair at the break. Carlos Sanchez and Gil shot straight at Boaz Myhill during a muted Villa response as Albion comfortably maintained their lead. Guzan claimed Rondon’s drive at the second attempt on the hour before Villa were denied a penalty after 65 minutes. Berahino looked to be inside the area when he blocked Alan Hutton’s cross, with referee Martin Atkinson giving a free-kick for handball just outside the box. It infuriated Villa, although whether the ball hit Berahino’s arm was also up for debate, but they wasted the free-kick. Albion broke and Rondon shot straight at Guzan before Villa cursed the officials again with 20 minutes left. Micah Richards headed past Myhill but the hosts had already been awarded a free-kick following a foul on Jack Grealish. Villa, though, never looked like breaking the Baggies down again and Gestede headed over in injury time to waste their final chance. TWEET OF THE MATCH @WBAFCofficial: “Several Albion players throw their shirts into the crowd and @SBerahino name is chanted by the 2,800 Albion fans inside Villa Park” – The reintegration comes a full circle according to West Brom’s twitter account. PLAYER RATINGS Aston Villa Brad Guzan: 6 (out of 10) Alan Hutton: 6 Joleon Lescott: 6 Micah Richards: 6 Jordan Amavi: 6 Ashley Westwood: 6 Carlos Sanchez: 6 Carles Gil: 6 Jack Grealish: 6 Scott Sinclair: 6 Gabby Agbonlahor: 6 Subs Rudy Gestede: 6 Jordan Veretout: 6 Leandro Bacuna: 6 West Brom: Boaz Myhill: 6 Craig Dawson: 7 Gareth McAuley: 7 Jonny Evans: 7 Chris Brunt: 7 James Morrison:7 Darren Fletcher: 7 Claudio Yacob: 7 James McClean: 7 Salomon Rondon: 7 Saido Berahino: 8 Subs: Craig Gardner: 6 Jonas Olsson: 6 Rickie Lambert: 6 STAR PLAYER: Saido Berahino knows how to make an impact – on and off the field – and he clinched a keenly contested derby with a poacher’s finish. The striker started the game on the left, although was given scope to cut inside, and he continued his rehabilitation with a committed display. Berahino was often helping his defenders out, although was lucky not to concede a penalty when penalised for a debatable handball when he seemed to be inside the area. It was a welcome – and much needed – return to the Baggies’ line up. MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Saido Berahino’s goal surprised no-one. The forward has dictated West Brom’s story this season with his strike threat and rejected transfer request and he continued to make the headlines. Craig Dawson’s strong tackle allowed James McClean to cross for Salomon Rondon on the edge of the box. He teed up James Morrison and Berahino stuck out a leg to deliberately divert it past the stranded Brad Guzan. VIEW FROM THE BENCH: Tony Pulis continues to do what he knows best as Albion kept a fourth clean sheet in all competitions. They had previously missed Saido Berahino, with Pulis leaving him out over concerns over his state of mind during Tottenham’s interest, and the manager would have been delighted with his impact and all round work-rate. Tim Sherwood tried to address Villa’s lack of punch by throwing on Rudy Gestede at the break but it did little to solve the hosts’ problems. MOAN OF THE MATCH: The long-suffering Aston Villa fans are still looking for home comforts following another disappointing display at Villa Park. Villa have not won in the Barclays Premier League since the opening day of the season and fell to a second straight defeat to local rivals following last week’s 3-2 defeat at Leicester. The fans booed the team off at half time and then at full time, and jeered Tim Sherwood’s decision to replace crowd favourite Carles Gil with Leandro Bacuna. Villa Park was half empty by the time the whistle blew and those who stuck around vented their anger. WHO’S UP NEXT Aston Villa v Birmingham (Capital One Cup, September 22) Norwich City v West Brom (Capital One Cup, September 23) There are no issues between the Baggies squad and Berahino, despite his off-field antics as he tried to force through a move to Tottenham, and his goal underlined his value to the side. Albion had scored just once in their previous three games. He also repaired any lasting fractures with the West Brom fans and the 22-year-old threw his shirt into the travelling support at full-time. But Villa’s worries continue to grow, with Tim Sherwood’s side without a Barclays Premier League win since the opening day following another tepid display. They host fierce rivals Birmingham in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday and defeat is not an option after an unconvincing start. The Baggies started Berahino, along with James Morrison and James McClean, for the first time since rejecting two deadline-day bids from Tottenham and made a bright start as Brad Guzan produced a fine stop to keep out Salomon Rondon’s flicked header inside two minutes. Albion’s £12million record scorer impressed all afternoon as he gave the visitors a fine unselfish focal point, even if he failed to score. It was in stark contrast to Gabby Agbonlahor who toiled against the strong Albion defence, who have now kept four straight clean sheets. last_img read more

England call-up gives Thomas hope of Test career

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Rookie fast bowler Oshane Thomas says he is thrilled by his call-up for the England tour and hopes it can lay the groundwork for a successful Test career.“It was a feeling of joy when I was selected, because I want to play Test cricket,” the Gleaner quoted Thomas as saying.“Being home not doing anything and just getting this opportunity to be in England even if I am not playing, I will be training and keeping fit, and so I am really happy for this.“I was called up in the England Test tour of the Caribbean, before, but I didn’t get to make my debut, but hopefully I will soon, or even this time around, because I definitely want to play Test cricket for the West Indies.”The 23-year-old Jamaican was last week named among 11 reserves which will act as support for a 14-man squad for the three-Test series against England, starting July 8.However, Thomas has so far only featured in white-ball cricket for West Indies, taking 27 wickets from 20 One-Day Internationals and 15 wickets from 12 Twenty20 Internationals.West Indies legend Michael Holding recently queried Thomas’s presence among the reserves, contending he should have been part of the 14-man squad.Thomas, perhaps the fastest bowler in the region but who has played only eight first class matches, said he had already discussed the prospect of Test cricket with West Indies head coach Phil Simmons.“Everyone kept beating it in my head that I can’t be bowling that fast and not playing Test cricket,” he explained.“Me and the coach (Simmons) have had a lot of conversations about playing Test cricket, and so he always tells me that ‘you have to be in my team because you can’t be bowling that fast and not in the team’.”Thomas is one six fast bowlers in the reserve squad for the series which will be the first set of international cricket to be played since COVID-19 pandemic forced the cessation of the sport globally.last_img read more

International Friendlies Live on Kwesé TV

first_imgBrazil is the only nation to have played in all World Cup since 1930 and has won the tournament five times while Russia has had ten World Cup outings reaching fourth place in 1966 as the Soviet Union. The match is scheduled for 5pm today and it will air live on Kwesé Free Sports, channel 285.Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere both of Arsenal are among players named in England’s squad to face the Netherlands and Italy in friendlies.Kwesé Sports 1, will bring the encounter between England and Netherlands live on at 8.45pm. And although England has not won the World Cup since 1966, the frills and thrills that come with the English team makes this tie an exciting one as fans will be looking to see their favourite Premier League players.Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero have been named in the squad that will play against Italy. This match will air live on ESPN, Kwesé TV channel 310 from 8.45pm.Other fixtures include; Northern Ireland v South Korea on Saturday 24 March at 3pm, Peru v Croatia on Monday 26 March at 11.30pm and Denmark v Chile on Tuesday 27 March at 8.45pm.Kwesé Sports is Econet Media’s exclusive sports content platform available on the Kwesé TV network. It holds pay-TV rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and it will broadcast all 64 matches LIVE from 14 June to 15 July 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Leading up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Kwesé TV has released a schedule of international friendly matches to be aired on its Kwesé Sports channels beginning from today, March 23.In the line-up are matches featuring fan-favourites including; Argentina, Brazil, England and Italy.Kwesé TV will kick-off its broadcast of the friendlies with the clash between Brazil and the 2018 FIFA World Cup host nation Russia.last_img read more