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Trump makes racism ‘fashionable’ – James

first_imgLeBron JamesLos Angeles, United States | AFP | Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James reacted swiftly Tuesday to US President Donald Trump’s repeated claim that there was “blame on both sides” in the deadly racial unrest in Charlottesville.“Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again!” James tweeted shortly after Trump angrily defended his controversial initial response to the white supremacist rally on Saturday that erupted in clashes with counter-demonstrators.A suspected Nazi sympathizer plowed his car into a crowd of anti-racism demonstrators, leaving one woman dead and 19 injured.Trump’s reaction on Saturday, that there was violence “on many sides” provoked a backlash and on Monday he singled out the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis involved as criminals.But in an exchange with reporters at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday, a clearly irked Trump again said that both groups were at fault in inciting violence and insisted that those who gathered to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee form a park were not all racist.James, who has long been outspoken about matters of race in America and endorsed Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton for president, had tweeted his dismay at the events in Charlottesville over the weekend.“It’s sad what’s going on in Charlottesville,” James tweeted on Saturday. “Is this the direction our country is heading?“Make america Great Again huh?! He said that,” added James in a dig at Trump’s celebrated campaign slogan. While James has attempted to use his celebrity to combat racism, his wealth and fame haven’t made him immune.On the eve of the NBA Finals in June his house in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood was daubed with a racial slur.“Hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day,” James said at the time. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


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Silvertips sweep Kootenay Ice on Vancouver Island as BCMMHL opens new season

first_imgChase Lang, Hobin Zinck and Garrett Dunlop each scored twice as the North Island Silvertips rocked the Kootenay Ice 10-3 Sunday in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action in Nanaimo.The win, coming on the heels of a 3-1 decision by North Island over Kootenay Saturday, gave the Silvertips a sweep of the BCMMHL series.“We played cautiously in Game one and we were focused on Team defense,” Ice head coach Mario DiBella told The Nelson Daily Monday.“Kimberley Newell was fantastic in goal and our newest commitment Brandon Sookro played very well (scoring our lone goal Saturday).”“Sunday we did not show up for the first period, and we were unable to dig ourselves out of the hole we created,” DiBella added.Newell is only the second female in BCMMHL history to play in the league.Lang and Zinck, scored in the first period of Sunday’s game, giving North Island an early 2-0 lead.Jake Lucchini of Trail with his first of two goals of the game to cut the lead to 2-1. But Davis Osborne and Dunlop scored before the end of the period to put the home side up 4-1.North Island added a couple of goals in the second before putting the game away with a four-spot in the third.Quinn Klimchuk of Castlegar scored the final tally for Kootenay.Saturday, a second period goal by Dunlop past Kimberley Newell in the Ice nets proved to be the winner as North Island skated away with a 3-1 decision.Nelson’s Sookro scored the lone goal for Kootenay to give the Ice a brief 1-0 lead.“Our PP (power play) scored three times so I was pleased with the work we are doing there,” DiBella explained, assessing the first weekend for Kootenay on the long BCMMHL season.“Our inability to make a solid breakout pass from our backend along with the inexperience of the majority of the first years in playing at this level provides a steep learning curve for the team.”Kootenay is idle this week in BCMMHL play.The Ice plays its home opener Saturday October 8 at the NDCC Arena in Nelson against the Okanagan Rockets.Game time Saturday is 6:30 p.m.Sunday the teams meet again with puck drop at 9:15 [email protected]last_img read more