All posts by admin

Thabo Sefolosha Trial: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction to Court Case

Atlanta Hawks swingman Thabo Sefolosha took to the witness stand Wednesday, testifying on his own behalf in his ongoing trial in New York City.

Continue for updates.


Controversial Sefolosha Case Nears Conclusion

Wednesday, Oct. 7            

Sefolosha, 31, was charged with three misdemeanors in April after being involved in an altercation with multiple police officers. The officers allege Sefolosha failed to leave the scene of a crime that saw fellow NBAer Chris Copeland and two other individuals stabbed. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

While the case had been mired in controversy throughout—Sefolosha suffered multiple injuries that cost him the Hawks’ playoff run in the melee—Wednesday’s testimony painted the officers in an unflattering light.

According to Danny Knobler of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sefolosha, former Hawks teammate Pero Antic and two women who accompanied them that night each testified that officer JohnPaul Giacona berated Sefolosha with profanities and used excessive force in his arrest.

Police and Sefolosha have extreme differences in the origins of the incident. The officers have claimed Sefolosha “lunged” at Officer Daniel Dongvort, who was one of the multiple policemen on the scene. Sefolosha and his defense witnesses said that supposed “lunge” was actually an attempt to give a homeless man a $20 bill. 

From Sefolosha’s testimony:

I said, ‘I’m just going to give the guy some money,’ (The officer) grabbed my arm. I dropped the money. He said, ‘That’s it, you’re going to jail.’ I turned and tried to put my right hand behind my back. I had a lot of money in my left hand and I tried to put it in my pocket.

Two or three officers were pulling me. I said, ‘Relax.’ They never gave me a direct order. One is pulling on my right. One is pulling on my left and someone had a hand on my neck. After five seconds, I realized they wanted me on the ground. I felt my leg going up, with somebody kicking me on my right leg.

The homeless man in question, Amos Canty, confirmed Sefolosha’s version of events. Canty said the officers were “kind of rough” as they took the NBA player down. Jurors in the case were shown a video of the incident Wednesday, which one of the two women with Sefolosha and Antic shot.

Sefolosha is still recovering from the right leg injuries suffered in the altercation. While cleared for basketball activities, he is still experiencing occasional pain in the leg and is yet to appear in a preseason game.

 

Follow Tyler Conway (@tylerconway22) on Twitter.

BMW, Honda and Yamaha collaborate to increase motorcycle safety

Representatives from the three companies shake on the new cooperation. From left to right: Prof. Dr. ...

BMW, Honda and Yamaha have joined forces in pursuit of the development and promotion of Cooperative-Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) principally designed for powered two-wheelers. Aiming at increasing safety for riders, this initiative will focus on developing ITS applications tailored to the specific requirements of motorcycles and scooters.

.. Continue Reading BMW, Honda and Yamaha collaborate to increase motorcycle safety

Section: Motorcycles

Tags:

Related Articles:

All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://feeds.feedblitz.com/Gizmag

Gosha Rubchinskiy to Launch ‘Youth Hotel’ Book with Dover Street Market

Long before Gosha Rubchinskiy’s seasonal collections were being stocked in the best boutiques around the world (and worn by Kylie Jenner), the Russian photographer-turned-designer was capturing Russian youth culture through his own lens. For his new book Youth Hotel with IDEA and Dover Street Market New York, Gosha presents a contemporary vision of Russia. The softcover, 118-page photobook is Gosha’s third title produced by IDEA; and will be produced in a limited run of 500, priced $45. The book’s release will coincide with a signing at Dover Street Market London on October 15.

Read about why we think the Muscovite is the most exciting designer in streetwear right now for the time being.

The post Gosha Rubchinskiy to Launch ‘Youth Hotel’ Book with Dover Street Market appeared first on Highsnobiety.

All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.highsnobiety.com/feed/

Autoblog Minute: Copyright law could influence car repairs

Filed under:

Do Automakers want you to stop working on your car in the digital age? Autoblog‘s Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute, with commentary from Autoblog’s Pete Bigelow.

Continue reading Autoblog Minute: Copyright law could influence car repairs

Autoblog Minute: Copyright law could influence car repairs originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | CommentsAll images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.autoblog.com/rss.xml

Tesla Model X qualifies for $25,000-tax break

Filed under: , , ,

Whoa, heavy, man. The 5,441-pound Tesla Model X will be eligible for a massive $25,000-tax deduction from the IRS, if you own your own business.

Continue reading Tesla Model X qualifies for $25,000-tax break

Tesla Model X qualifies for $25,000-tax break originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:07:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | CommentsAll images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.autoblog.com/rss.xml

Tesla Model X qualifies for $25,000-tax break

Filed under: , , ,

Whoa, heavy, man. The 5,441-pound Tesla Model X will be eligible for a massive $25,000-tax deduction from the IRS, if you own your own business.

Continue reading Tesla Model X qualifies for $25,000-tax break

Tesla Model X qualifies for $25,000-tax break originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:07:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | CommentsAll images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.autoblog.com/rss.xml

Cubs vs. Pirates NL Wild Card Game: Live Score and Instant Reaction

In what’s set up to be one of the most exciting games of the year, the Chicago Clubs square off against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

It’s the third year in a row that the Pirates will take part in a wild card game at home, but the crowd will certainly be raucous to say the least.

The Pirates finished the season with 98 wins, the second-highest number in the majors this season. For the Cubs, who ended the year with 97 wins, tonight marks their first postseason appearance since 2008.

Two of the NL’s best pitchers will toe the rubber, with Chicago’s Cy Young hopeful Jake Arrieta (22-6, 1.77 ERA) facing off against Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole (19-8, 2.60 ERA). Both pitchers have been masterful this season, so a pitcher’s duel isn’t out of the question tonight.

Arrieta comes into tonight after compiling the best second half in Major League history. In his last 12 starts, the righty has accounted for an 11-0 record and 0.41 ERA. In his last 20, the numbers remain brilliant, including a 16-1 record and earned run average of 0.86. He was also solid against the Pirates this season, sporting a 3-1 record and 0.75 ERA in five starts.

Cole will be his counterpart and hasn’t fared too poorly, either. The 25-year-old comes in hot after finishing the season at 4-0 with a 2.36 ERA in his final five appearances, and he holds a 2.14 ERA in four starts against Chicago this year.

The game will mostly likely come down to the bullpen, where the Pirates seem to have the advantage. The Bucs sport a 2.67 ERA out of the bullpen, which was the best in the majors. The question is, which starter will be the first to crack?

Here are tonight’s starting lineups:

CUBS

Dexter Fowler, CF

Kyle Schwarber, RF

Kris Bryant, LF

Anthony Rizzo, 1B

Tommy LaStella, 3B

Starlin Castro, 2B

Miguel Montero, C

Addison Russell, SS

Jake Arrieta, P

 

PIRATES

Gregory Polanco, RF

Josh Harrison, 3B

Andrew McCutchen, CF

Starling Marte, LF

Francisco Cervelli, C

Neil Walker, 2B

Jordy Mercer, SS

Sean Rodriguez, 1B

Gerrit Cole, P

 

Leno recalls ’90s showdown with Tim Allen and his mullet

Filed under: , , , , , ,

With Jay Leno’s Garage coming to CNBC, the denim-clad comedian and Tim Allen reminisce about doing burnout battles on The Tonight Show in the ’90s. Then, they decide to try it again in some modern muscle cars.

Continue reading Leno recalls ’90s showdown with Tim Allen and his mullet

Leno recalls ’90s showdown with Tim Allen and his mullet originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | CommentsAll images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.autoblog.com/rss.xml