VIDEO: NYPD cop sinks three-pointer at park from sidewalk

New York’s finest can ball, too.

In a video posted by the NYPD official Twitter account, an officer is seen interacting with kids near a basketball court in the 50th precinct in the Bronx when he decides to join in on the fun.

The policeman, identified in the tweet as Officer James, is given a basketball on the sidewalk behind the fence of the park.

One of the kids can be heard telling the officer, “if you miss you give me a dollar.”

Officer James tells him “no betting” then chucks up the ball and hits nothing but net–setting off surprise and celebration from everyone watching.

Perhaps he knew the kid was making a losing bet.

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Jason Momoa Performs Haka Dance for UFC Fighter Mark Hunt (VIDEO)

Jason MomoaHaka Dance Good Luck Charm for Mark Hunt’s UFC Fight

5/28/2017 10:36 AM PDT

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Jason Momoa gave one hell of a sendoff to his UFC pal Mark Hunt by performing a haka dance … shirts off, tongues out and all.

We’re told Mark and Jason struck up a friendship over the last 6 weeks while they were both in Australia — Mark training for his fight against Derrick Lewis, and Jason filming for “Aquaman.”  They’ve been working out at the same gym called Heartbreak. 

As a good luck gesture for Mark’s fight next month in New Zealand, Jason — as well as cast and crew and some of Hunt’s training partners — performed that country’s traditional war dance … the haka. Jason and Mark are both of Samoan descent … from where the dance originates.

Jason will be attending Mark’s fight.

Anyway, from the looks of these vids … Mark wasn’t expecting the whole shebang. Surprised much?


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N.J. middle school students refuse to take photo with Paul Ryan

Dozens of New Jersey eighth-graders snubbed House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) by refusing to take a photo with him during their field trip to Washington D.C. on Thursday.

Some of the students from South Orange Middle School in New Jersey who opted out of the photo op explained their reasons for not wanting to take a picture with Ryan, despite his powerful influence in the nation’s capital.

“I don’t like to take a picture with somebody that I can’t associate with,” student Matthew Malespina, 13, told The Washington Post.

He told the newspaper he disagreed with the GOP’s policies on health care and other issues Ryan has endorsed. He added that he views Ryan as someone who “puts his party before his country.”

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“I think that taking the picture represents that you agree with the same political views and I don’t agree with his political views so I chose not to be in it,” student Wendy Weeks told the Village Green.

Other students expressed a different tune.

“I thought it would be very cool just seeing the man who is the third most powerful man in our country,” student Miles Handelman told WABC-TV. “It would be cool, even if you disagree with him.”

Matthew’s mother, Elissa Malespina, praised her son and the other students’ decisions not pose with the speaker.

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“I am proud of my son and all the other students who chose to respectfully not to participate in the photograph with Speaker Ryan,” she told the Village Green. “My son does not believe in the policies that Speaker Ryan believes and does not want to be associated in any way with him or his policies.”

Ryan posted a photo of him to Instagram on Friday surrounded by a crowd of students with the caption: “Got that #FridayFeeling.”

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N.J. middle school students refuse to take photo with Paul Ryan

Dozens of New Jersey eighth-graders snubbed House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) by refusing to take a photo with him during their field trip to Washington D.C. on Thursday.

Some of the students from South Orange Middle School in New Jersey who opted out of the photo op explained their reasons for not wanting to take a picture with Ryan, despite his powerful influence in the nation’s capital.

“I don’t like to take a picture with somebody that I can’t associate with,” student Matthew Malespina, 13, told The Washington Post.

He told the newspaper he disagreed with the GOP’s policies on health care and other issues Ryan has endorsed. He added that he views Ryan as someone who “puts his party before his country.”

Trump budget plan would let Meals on Wheels recipients starve

“I think that taking the picture represents that you agree with the same political views and I don’t agree with his political views so I chose not to be in it,” student Wendy Weeks told the Village Green.

Other students expressed a different tune.

“I thought it would be very cool just seeing the man who is the third most powerful man in our country,” student Miles Handelman told WABC-TV. “It would be cool, even if you disagree with him.”

Matthew’s mother, Elissa Malespina, praised her son and the other students’ decisions not pose with the speaker.

Leader of moderate Republican House group resigns over healthcare

“I am proud of my son and all the other students who chose to respectfully not to participate in the photograph with Speaker Ryan,” she told the Village Green. “My son does not believe in the policies that Speaker Ryan believes and does not want to be associated in any way with him or his policies.”

Ryan posted a photo of him to Instagram on Friday surrounded by a crowd of students with the caption: “Got that #FridayFeeling.”

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Red-hot Michael Conforto not in Mets lineup vs. Pirates

PITTSBURGH–After playing in 31 straight games, starting 30, Michael Conforto was out of the Mets starting lineup Sunday night. The left fielder has hit five home runs and driven in 11 RBI in his last 12 games, but Collins said he had to get him a day off his feet.

“I wanted him to play tomorrow at home,” Collins said. “We had a choice tonight or tomorrow and I think (Neil Walker) is going to be off tomorrow, we already predetermined that.

“I didn’t want to take too many starters out for tomorrow’s game,” Collins said. “So tonight would be the night.”

Conforto’s emergence after struggling last season is the reason the Mets offense has been able to thrive even though they have been without Yoenis Cespedes for the last month. After Cespedes, who was rehabbing from a strained left hamstring, was temporarily shut down with a right quad soreness until at least Tuesday.

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But the Mets are still seventh in the National League in runs scored and among the leaders in baseball in hits with runners in scoring position.

“We’re still leading the league with runners in scoring position,” Collins said. “He’s just a dynamic player. He makes a big difference. But because we have experience we’ve handled it. Jay (Bruce) has hit third or fourth in his career. Neil Walker’s hit, four five and six in his career, those guys have done those things. But, you take any lineup and you take one of the most dynamic offensive players in the league out of it, it changes it.

“Hopefully we can get through this next period of time and continue to swing the bats well,” Collins added. “He’ll be a huge addition when he’s ready to come back.”

WHEELER OK

Zack Wheeler was fine after having developed a blister during his start on Saturday night and is still expected to make his scheduled start on Thursday.

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“He’s fine,” Collins said. “They popped the blister last night. ….It was huge. It looked like another nail. It was all filled with blood.”

It was apparently gorey but Wheeler has a history of blisters on that finger and he was not concerned about it affecting him down the line.

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Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul Threatens Drive-By Shootings at Memphis Concert (VIDEO)

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5/28/2017 4:28 PM PDT

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Three 6 Mafia co-founder DJ Paul threatened to drive by and shoot up people’s homes in Memphis during a concert Saturday night… shocking even his own crew.

Eyewitnesses tell TMZ … DJ Paul was pissed that his sound kept cutting out during his performance at 901Fest. He was so angry, at one point he went into the crowd hunting for the sound guy.

You can see Paul brooding in anger on stage, when suddenly he blurts out the threat … the audience was shocked. His own hype man, Computer, tried in vain to calm him down. 

After making the threat, DJ Paul verbally attacked a local DJ and at that point the power went out at the venue.


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White House omits only gay man in NATO photo caption

A White House photo of NATO spouses did not include the gay husband of Luxembourg’s prime minister in its caption — an omission some saw as blatant homophobia.

The photo shows the spouses of 10 world leaders who met at the NATO summit in Brussels, which was part of President Trump’s foreign travels last week.

When the White House first posted the photo on Facebook, the caption identified every person except the lone man — Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.

The two married in 2015, making Bettel the first leader of a European Union state in a same-sex marriage.

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Hundreds of Facebook users immediately noticed the glaring omission, with the GLAAD Facebook account commenting, “What about Luxembourg’s openly gay First Husband?”

Actor Kal Penn, who worked in the White House’s public engagement office under former President Barack Obama, said there was no way the lapse could have been an accident.

“These things are carefully planned & worded with purpose (& with White House senior staff sign off). Nice job @IvankaTrump!” he tweeted.

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Luxembourg’s First Gentleman Gauthier Destenay and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.

(Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)

He added that there would be no “non-homophobic” for Luxembourg’s First Gentlemen to be overlooked.

Trump has embarrassing day in visit to NATO headquarters

The White House eventually added Destenay to the caption and has not commented on why he wasn’t there in the first place.

Trump’s White House has consistently shown apathy or opposition to LGBT inclusion.

Trump signed an executive order allowing “religious liberty” for faith groups — legislation widely interpreted as a free pass for LGBT discrimination — while he revoked an Obama executive order that held companies accountable for LGBT employee protections. Under Trump, the U.S. Census Bureau also decided not to ask about sexual orientation or gender identity in its 2020 survey, which could perpetuate for many years the unequal resources and representation for LGBT citizens.

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LUPICA: U.S. has forgotten to honor the living this Memorial Day

This is the weekend when we honor the dead, the ones who fought and died, who did not make it back from wars across the world, so many of whom died young in the service of a country that for the time being has forgotten, at the highest levels of government, how to honor its living.

On Memorial Day 2017, we have seen a shameful health care plan passed by a Republican party whose motto has become I’ve-got-mine; a party that tells the most at-risk Americans that they will eventually have to figure things out for themselves. It means the same Republicans who spent years screaming about the Affordable Care Act and how the future of the republic hinged on repealing and replacing it now come up with a plan that will eventually take Medicaid coverage away from 14 million Americans.

Apparently, this is the new government for which my father flew in B-24 Bombers at the age of 20 during World War II, a war from which he came home and others did not. On Memorial Day 2017, he sees a budget plan that takes a sledgehammer to Medicaid, even as Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget goes out day after day and tells all Americans who will suffer because of this budget how good it is for them.

Mulvaney, constantly, reminds you of the old Bill Veeck definition of a hustler, the one about a guy who beats you out of bus fare and then makes you act as if he did you a favor.

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“If you’re on food stamps and you’re able-bodied, we need you to go to work,” Mulvaney says. “If you’re on disability insurance and you’re not supposed to be, you’re not truly disabled, we need you to go back to work.”

This was supposed to be an administration that was a voice for the voiceless. Instead it is populated by smug ideologues like Mulvaney who see their primary mission as taking care of the powerful, at the expense of the powerless.

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A soldier in the Old Guard places flags at graves in Arlington National Cemetery during “Flags In,” in preparation for Memorial Day on May 25, 2017.

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“I’ve known (Mulvaney) for 25 years,” a Wall Street friend says to me on Sunday morning. “This is the one about a tiger not being able to change his stripes.”

The guy shakes his head.

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“There won’t just be books written about what is going on in Washington these days,” he says. “There will be encylopedias.”

There are some around the current President who actually served their country. There is the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis. There is Lt. General H.R. McMaster, who holds the national security job that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn first held under President Trump, until it turned out that Flynn looked at countries like Russia and Turkey as a welcome wagon. Only now, news cycle after news cycle, you see McMaster diminished by the things he must say, as he tries to be a good soldier, and actions he must defend as a way of defending his country in a far different day than he ever could have imagined.

On Memorial Day 2017 we read and hear that Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law, might have been engaged in back-channel conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, right before we are told that Kushner can’t remember whether these conversations occurred or not.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

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“Mr. Kushner participated in thousands of calls in this time period,” his lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, says, and makes you think that the poor kid must barely have had time to do anything else except talk on the phone with such as Sergey Kislyak, who really does keep popping up in Trump/Russia stories like he’s the Russian Forrest Gump.

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In the run-up to Memorial Day 2017, Dr. Ben Carson, who somehow ended up secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a man who grew up poor in America, says that being poor is now a “state of mind.” In that moment, Carson sounds like an advance man for the likes of Mick Mulvaney, who knows as much about lack of advantages in America as he does about being an astronaut.

“Being poor in America,” Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said to me the other day, “is not a choice.”

Except now we see a budget that reads like a ransom note, one willing to cut nearly a trillion dollars from Medicaid over time; a budget that is the sworn enemy of those living on the margins in this country, all those who survive on food stamps and not only lack opportunity in America, but hope. Not because they are the able-bodied slackers to which Mulvaney referred. Or because they refuse to find work. Because they can’t. If this is an administration that is a voice for the voiceless, who exactly is speaking for them in a budget that Mulvaney keeps selling like a used car?

But this is the budget that Mulvaney says honors the living in America on the weekend when we traditionally honor the dead. These may be his administration’s ideals on Memorial Day, and the ideals of a Republican Congress on health care. They are not just the ones for which my father fought, or the ideals of the country we are supposed to be.

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Multiple injuries after car ploughs into crowd outside a Marbella club

The car crashed into a group of pedestrians outside the Ocean Club near the beach in the popular tourist hotspot.

Pictures shared on social media from the scene show a wrecked SUV-style car which appears to have also smashed into another vehicle.

The incident has occurred on the Avenue de Lola Flores.

The car initially fled the scene before crashing into a parked vehicle, according to Publico.

The driver has been arrested and is believed to be a 22-year-old British man, according to local reports.

Eight people have reportedly been injured with two rushed to Costa del Sol Hospital in a serious condition.

Two children are believed to be among the wounded.

A 15-month-old baby travelling in one of the cars involved in the collision survived without injury, but his mother was wounded.

There are reports another person inside the car has also been arrested, according to Spanish media.

The Ocean Club was celebrating its annual Champagne party yesterday – where revellers spray each other with the bubbly drink.

Police have now confirmed the man behind the wheel was believed to have been under the influence of alcohol, and the incident is not terror related.

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