NFL notes: Hamlin is in intensive care

first_img Bruschi to practice: New England linebacker Tedy Bruschi plans to return to practice Wednesday, eight months after having a mild stroke. Eagles’ McDougle has surgery: Philadelphia defensive end Jerome McDougle had emergency surgery for a hernia, a setback to his recovery from a gunshot wound in July. McDougle had been working out to make a return to the Eagles. Also: Tennessee Titans receiver Drew Bennett (UCLA) had surgery to place a pin in his dislocated left thumb, and coach Jeff Fisher said the receiver will be out at least two weeks. … Miami defensive end Jason Taylor was on crutches because of a foot injury, leaving his status for Sunday’s game against Kansas City uncertain. … Safety Michael Jameson had his contract terminated by the Cleveland Browns, one week after finishing his four-game NFL suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. … The Minnesota Vikings hired former FBI agent Dag Sohlberg as their new security director after NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue told the team to tighten its discipline following accounts of a wild boat party attended by some players. … Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs was fined $10,000 for comments he made about the officiating in the team’s loss at Denver on Oct. 9. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Seahawks’ starting free safety was involved in an altercation with two men who were not in custody, police said. Moss’ status unknown: Oakland receiver Randy Moss’ status for this week was undetermined after sustaining bruised ribs, a strained groin and a bruised pelvic area in a hard fall while trying to make a leaping catch on Sunday against San Diego. Raiders coach Norv Turner said he would know more about Moss’ status after Wednesday’s practice. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Griese undergoing tests: Brian Griese underwent more tests to determine the severity of a knee injury suffered Sunday in a victory over Miami. Coach Jon Gruden emphasized that the team had not received a firm diagnosis but raised the possibility that Griese could be out for the season. Jets’ Mawae done: New York Jets center Kevin Mawae will miss the rest of the season after tearing his left triceps against Buffalo. Mawae will have surgery next week. Cardinals’ Pace out for season: Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calvin Pace is out for the season after cutting his arm while falling through a window at his home during the weekend. Pace underwent surgery at an Atlanta Hospital. Cowboys lose Adams: The Dallas Cowboys learned that left tackle Flozell Adams is out for the season with a torn knee ligament. Also, receiver Patrick Crayton is out at least a month with an ankle injury. However, it’s not broken, which is what coach Bill Parcells feared Sunday following an overtime victory against the New York Giants. center_img Seattle Seahawks safety Ken Hamlin was in serious but stable condition Monday with a fractured skull and other head injuries following a fight outside a downtown Seattle nightclub. Hamlin’s injuries included a small blood clot and bruising of the brain tissue. He was to remain in intensive care for the next day or two, team physician Stan Herring said. He said the most pressing concern whether the blood clot grows. last_img read more

Mary Robinson Appointed New Chair of The Elders

first_imgThe Elders announced today that their new Chair will be Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.Mary Robinson becomes The Elders’ third Chair since the group was founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, following Archbishop Desmond Tutu (2007-13) and Kofi Annan (2013-2018).Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary-General, and Graça Machel, former Education Minister of Mozambique and co-founder of The Elders, will serve as joint Deputy Chairs, succeeding Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway, who has held the role since 2013.Mary Robinson said:“It is a huge honour to take up the role as Chair of The Elders at such a critical moment for peace, justice and human rights worldwide. Building on the powerful legacies of Archbishop Tutu and Kofi Annan, I am confident that our group’s voice can both be heard by leaders and amplify grassroots activists fighting for their rights.”Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Emeritus Elder and former Chair, said:“I am delighted that Mary Robinson is the new Chair of The Elders. I have witnessed her commitment to rights and justice in Palestine, Côte d’Ivoire, India and so many other parts of the world. Mary always puts ordinary people at the heart of The Elders’ mission, and I know she will fight for their rights with the same vigour as our dearly missed brother Kofi.”Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary-General and new Deputy Chair of The Elders, said:“It is a pleasure and a privilege to become Deputy Chair of The Elders alongside Graça Machel. I look forward to working with my fellow Elders under Mary Robinson’s leadership to defend human rights, address the challenge of climate change and promote equality.”Graça Machel, co-founder of The Elders with Nelson Mandela, said:“When Madiba launched The Elders over a decade ago, I knew this would play a critically important part in my life. We have accomplished so much together, especially giving a voice to the voiceless, but there is so much more still to be done to achieve the peaceful, just world that Nelson Mandela believed we all can share.”last_img read more

Is Leonard Cohen the New Secular Saint of Montreal

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment MONTREAL — In an octagonal chamber at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, a spectator in a trance-like state hums Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as numbers on a digital display leap up to 631. That’s how many people on Earth are streaming Cohen’s version of the secular anthem right now, each represented by a recorded voice humming the song.In a nearby neighborhood is Bar Suzanne, a new speakeasy named after one of Cohen’s most celebrated muses and songs. The lyrics “takes you down”are written in bold black letters on the stairs — a playful allusion to the song. Olivier Farley, the owner, said he chose the name because “Everyone in Montreal is proud of Leonard Cohen — the French, the English; he is sacred here.”Then there is the imposing, luridly colorful mural that stretches nine full stories down the side of a building in the Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood. Pilgrims come daily to pay homage to the painted portrait of Cohen, staring plaintively from under his signature fedora. A second, even more towering Cohen-inspired mural, can be found in the heart of downtown. Login/Register With: Advertisement Photo: CTV New Facebook Twitterlast_img read more