Matthew Morgan’s stunning solo try helps Cardiff Blues to quarter finals

first_imgTuesday Jan 24, 2017 Matthew Morgan’s stunning solo try helps Cardiff Blues to quarter finals Cardiff Blues flyer Matthew Morgan scored this stunning solo try against former club Bristol at the weekend, his second of the night, helping his side to a 37-21 in their European Challenge Cup clash at Arms Park.With roughly ten minutes left in the match, Morgan cut the line with an arching run then gassed any hopes of cover defence as he dived over to score a memorable try.Morgan, later named Man of the Match, also helped Sam Warburton to score their fifth try, booking them a quarter final meeting with Gloucester.“It’s always nice to get one up over them and it’s nice to cross the line as well,” he said after tormenting his former club. “They kicked a bit loose to me in the second half which, obviously, I wasn’t complaining about. It just opened up nicely for me. There were a few gaps there.”Coach Danny Wilson said that after putting pressure on kickers, Morgan can do the rest.“He’s electric when he’s got that type of opportunity and I thought he was fantastic in that second half. If you kick loosely to him, his instinct and where to come back was superb. We saw that today and that’s why we’ve got him out there.”Morgan, still just 24, was left out of Wales’ squad for the Six Nations.Challenge Cup Quarter Finals: QF 1: (1) Ospreys v Stade Francais Paris (8)QF 2: (4) Bath Rugby v Brive (5)QF 3: (3) Edinburgh Rugby v La Rochelle (6)QF 4: (2) Gloucester Rugby v Cardiff Blues (7)ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

George Floyd protest updates: Cop arrested after video shows him use stun gun on downed man

first_imgiStock/ChiccoDodiFCBy: JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis, across the United States and across the world.Second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter charges have been filed against Derek Chauvin, the ex-officer who prosecutors say held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. The three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter. All four officers have been fired.Governors in 32 states and Washington, D.C., have activated more than 32,400 members of the National Guard.Today’s biggest developments:– Minneapolis mayor booed after saying he does not support abolishing police– Virginia officer charged with 3 counts of misdemeanor assault and battery involving man in crisis– St. Louis-area officer suspended after video shows him hitting man with unmarked patrol car– Several officers injured due to improvised explosives in SeattleThis story is being updated throughout the day. Please check back for updates. All times Eastern.8:03 a.m.: Portland Police Department arrest 50 protesters in late night demonstrationsPortland, Oregon, experienced another evening of protests and demonstrations that began much the same as the last several nights with separate groups of demonstrators taking to the streets.“At about 10:50 p.m. an unlawful assembly was declared,” the Portland Police Department said in a statement. “The crowd was given ample opportunity to disperse and were warned if they did not do so, they were subject to arrest or force. Officers began dispersing the crowd just after 11:30 p.m. Portland Police, assisted by outside agency mutual aid partners, arrested at least 50 subjects for criminal activity.”Information on arrests is still being compiled and an updated release will be published when this information becomes available.7:13 a.m.: Mayor de Blasio lifts NYC curfewNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has lifted the curfew that had been imposed on New York City amid the protests and demonstrations after the death of George Floyd.“We are lifting the curfew, effective immediately. Yesterday and last night we saw the very best of our city,” the mayor said in a tweet. “Tomorrow we take the first big step to restart. Keep staying safe. Keep looking out for each other.”4:21 a.m.: Virginia officer charged with 3 counts of misdemeanor assault and battery involving man in crisisThe Fairfax County Police Department called a late press conference Saturday night to release details surrounding the arrest of one of the department’s own officers.The white officer, Tyler Timberlake, faces three counts of assault and battery related to an on-duty incident that happened Friday.Body camera video played at the press conference shows an officer deploying his stun gun on a Black man, who was walking away from him at the time. The man seems in the footage to be suffering from some kind of medical episode.The man falls to the ground, where the officer proceeds lean on his back with his knees. The officer appears to deploy the stun gun on him again, this time while he’s already face down on the ground. At this point, other officers join the initial officer in pushing the man into the ground, where they force handcuffs onto him.At one point, the victim yells: “I can’t breathe.”The county’s Chief of Police, Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., says the man “is alive and resting at home with his family.”Roessler also says Timberlake, an eight-year veteran of the department, has been relieved of duty. Other officers who were present have also been relieved of duty pending the result of both criminal and administrative investigations.Timberlake faces up to 36 months of incarceration.2:57 a.m.: St. Louis-area officer suspended after video shows him hitting man with unmarked patrol carAn officer was suspended and two others were placed on leave after a Ring video camera caught an officer driving into a man and then struggling with him on the ground multiple times.Florissant Police Chief Timothy Fagan said the incident happened on June 2 but he only learned about it and saw the video on Saturday. The chief said the FBI and the St. Louis County Police Department are investigating the incident.“My gut reaction was I talked to three different agencies to take a look at it because I do have some concerns about it,” Fagan said.The man seen hit in the video was approached because he was in a vehicle matching the description of another car in connection with shots fired outside the Ferguson Police Department.Police said no weapons were found on the man and he is facing pending charges for carrying drugs and resisting arrest.The man suffered an ankle injury.“I’ll tell you what I believe I see in the video which is that the male then gets up and tries to run and then officer tries to take the male into custody and from my view looks like he struck the individual at least two times, he looks like he kicks him and then hits him with a forearm,” Fagan said.The incident happened on June 2 around 11:30 p.m. in the 9800 block of Eastdell Drive in the City of Dellwood.St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell will not be looking into the case as his spokesperson’s son, an officer, was in the backseat of the car the detective was driving when he hit the man, creating a conflict of interest for Bell.The case was turned over to St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lomar as a result.Fagan said there is no body or dash camera footage to review.The officer that was suspended had been with the department for nine years.12:42 a.m.: Several officers injured due to improvised explosives in SeattleThe Seattle Police Department confirmed that several of their officers were injured after people at a demonstration began throwing rocks and bottles at officers and by setting off improvised explosives.The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. according to the Seattle Police Department, when demonstrators outside the East Precinct began moving barricades without permission and the police asked them multiple times to stop.The condition of the officers is not currently known.11:14 p.m.: Minneapolis mayor booed after saying he does not support abolishing policeMinneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest after he said he did not support abolishing the police department.A protester asked Frey if he supported defunding the police department, however, he did not answer that question and instead said he “did not support the full abolition of the police.”Boos quickly permeated through the crowd and protesters chanted, “Go home Jacob! Go home!”Activists have called for defunding police departments in the U.S., often meaning taking money out of the police budget and putting it toward the community. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced such a measure earlier this week.ABC News’ Courtney Pomeroy, Alexis Zotos, Abigail Shalawylo, Ahmad Hemingway and Alexandra Faul contributed to this report. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Adam Pascal Belts Out a Drag Anthem in Animated Musical Short Lady of the Night

first_imgAdam Pascal is exploring the darker side of drag in Lady of the Night, an animated musical short film directed by Laurent Boileau and composed by Attie Albertus. The Rent and Aida star voices the role of Samuel, a closeted gay man who—on the anniversary of his partner’s death—dons a dress, heels and wig to cope with his solitude and pay tribute to his lost love. The short will receive its New York premiere on December 10 at the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. In the meantime, take a look at a clip below, featuring the Tony nominee and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner knocking out the film’s title song. It’s sort of like a Disney film…if the princes were wearing evening gowns. View Commentslast_img

Official closing date set for MainSource, First Financial transaction

first_imgFirst Financial Bancorp Logo (PRNewsFoto/First Financial Bancorp)Greensburg, In — Officials from First Financial Bancorp and MainSource say the closing of the merger transaction is scheduled for April 1, 2018, when the two banks will legally become one company.While MainSource will officially be First Financial Bank at that time, it is business as usual for associates and clients of each bank until the transition weekend targeted later in the second quarter, at which time MainSource Bank’s operating systems will convert and its branches will be branded as First Financial Bank branches.“We are extremely pleased that the final step of merging our two banks is now a reality. The integration process is underway and we are excited to continue the First Financial brand as a combined financial institution to better serve our clients and communities,” said Claude E. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Financial.last_img read more