From May 19-21, the 12 best teams from North America and Europe (6 from each region) will compete in a three-day tournament to determine the best Vainglory team in the West. See all the pros play in front of a live audience, at the legendary O2 in London, UK.The 2017 Spring Championship is the first time both NA and EU teams will compete at the same regional championship — creating a clash of metas bound to be full of excitement and surprises.Here at Esports Insider – we’ve made no secret of our love for Vainglory. You just have to check out our recent interview with Bo from Super Evil Megacorp to see why.We’re giving away 3 pairs of VIP tickets for the exciting Spring Championship in our hometown London.It’s a prize not to miss as your tickets include: Access to VIP AreaA custom-printed, limited-edition Vainglory hoodie with your in-game player name when you purchase before April 24, 2017!All daily SWAG itemsA ticket to the Vainglory Afterparty2 food vouchers per day20% discount on Vainglory merch (limitations apply)Front-of-the-line privileges for Meet & GreetsCheck our Twitter then like, follow and retweet for your chance to win one of the three pairs. To grab your tickets with a brilliant 20% discount head to this website and enter code ESPORTSINSIDER.
WASHINGTON — Republican Congressman Steve King — now facing two G-O-P primary opponents if he seeks reelection — has issued a statement saying he’s an advocate of “Western Civilization’s values” but not white supremacy.Congressman King is quoted in a New York Times story asking why the phrases “white nationalist, white supremacist and Western civilization” have become offensive. King has released a written statement, saying he is an advocate for Western Civilization’s values and considers himself, by definition, to be “simply a Nationalist.” King went on to condemn white nationalism and white supremacy as “evil ideology.”In late October, King drew criticism from some Republicans after he tweeted his endorsement of a white nationalist running for office in Canada. Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, a Democrat, has just called on the U.S. House of Representatives to censure King.Wednesday, Republican state senator Randy Feensra of Hull announced he would run for King’s seat in 2020. Thursday, the mayor of Irwin, Iowa, told The Des Moines Register he plans to against King run, too.
A Central Florida convicted cop killer is sentenced to die. A jury in Osceola County yesterday unanimously recommended that 20-year-Marine veteran Everett Miller get the death sentence for killing two Kissimmee police officers two years ago.The 12-member jury deliberated for five-and-a-half hours at the Osceola County Courthouse before deciding unanimously the Marine Corps veteran should be sentenced to death for fatally shooting 36 year old Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard and 26 Officer Matthew Baxter. The same jury found Miller, 48, guilty of first-degree murder on Sept. 11 in the 2017 killings.Defense attorney Roseanne Eckert told jurors Miller would die in prison for killing Baxter and Howard regardless of their vote — but the jury would decide if it’s by natural causes or at the hands of the state.“I’m going to ask you to consider how Master Sgt. Miller, the proud decorated Marine, turned into this broken, barefooted mentally ill man,” she said. “There’s nothing wrong with considering mercy and redemption.” in the months before the killings, lost his job at a packaging company, became homeless and broke up with his girlfriend. She said the former Marine suffered from depression and PTSD.Jurors found the state proved beyond a reasonable doubt four aggravating factors sufficient to warrant death. But the jury did not find Miller’s defense attorneys proved any mitigating factors that supported a sentence of life imprisonment, including circumstances surrounding his life and military service. But the prosecution said Miller had family members who cared about him during this period and received treatment from the VA, but he missed appointments and refused to take medication.During closing arguments at the Osceola County Courthouse, Assistant State Attorney Ryan Williams said the Marine Corps veteran was angry about the course of his life and adopted extremist anti-government beliefs, which led to him blaming law enforcement officers.Williams said he was surprised the jury found no mitigating factors were proven because during closing arguments, he conceded Miller had a successful career in the Marine Corps.The defense attorney for 48-year-old Miller were asking for life in prison saying Miller was a loving father and son with an exceptional military career who was under extreme emotional distress that caused him to be manic and paranoid.“There’s no doubt that Glenn Miller was out of his mind that summer,” she said.Be sure to check out Karen’s Full Rigor podcast coming up on Monday. It revisits the slaying of Palm Beach County Deputy Sgt. Rocky Hunt who was the last Palm Beach County officer shot in the line of duty. His killer, Nicholas Hardy, turned the officers gun on himself and survived. He was sentenced to death, just like Everett Miller, but his sentence was commuted to life.Click here to listen.
New Orleans Police report that 11 people were hit in a shooting early Sunday morning on the edge of the city’s French Quarter.A police release states that two people are in critical condition and no arrests have been made.According to police superintendent Shaun Ferguson, a person of interest has been detained but not arrested. The shooting occurred on Canal Street. Ferguson says patrols had already been increased for this weekend’s Bayou Classic, the annual Thanksgiving weekend football game between Grambling State and Southern University, which takes place at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. He adds that 10 people were taken to two hospitals, while the 11th victim was a walk-in.
A Broward County man is facing federal charges for allegedly threatening to kill President Donald Trump in response to killing Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, according to court records.Chauncy Devonte Lump,26, was reportedly on Facebook live as “Blackman vs America” and making threats to the President.A Facebook employee reached out to Broward Sheriff’s Office and told them that Lump was seen in the video saying “he killed my leader, and I have to kill him. I am ready for Donald,” and “the Feds are watching. I am not afraid of the Feds.” “Please tell me where is Donald Trump. I need to find the Donald and if I don’t find him I have to blow up Broward County,”In the video he was also holding what appeared to be a loaded AK-47, according to the arrest report.Lump told Broward officials that the threats were a “joke.”He was arrested and is facing a federal charge along with a county charge of making a false bomb report.Lump’s was set at $100,000 and is ordered to appear in court on Friday.
Miami-Dade Police officers are preparing for the worst as they increase security measures ahead of Super Bowl 54 that take places in Miami, Feb.2nd.Police say those who will be in attendance at Super Bowl 54 will be going through checkpoints similar to those at airports on Sunday.U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations will also be taking place in the air and ocean. Officials say they will have Black Hawk helicopters patrolling the area. K-9 units will also be patrolling the area to sniff out explosives.Last week, authorities used X-ray units to monitor trucks going into the stadium prior to the game.Officials say they have been preparing for months and are ready for anything.Police say the goal is to plan for the worst, and expect for the best.
The head of San Francisco Public Works, which is in charge of cleaning up the city’s feces-filled streets, has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of public corruption.San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru was arrested this week alongside Nick Bovis, the owner of a popular sports bar in Fisherman’s Wharf, Lefty O-Doul’s. Sources told NBC Bay Area that Nuru was arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes for airport concession contracts. The schemes involved an envelope of cash, fraudulent city contracts, improper gifts from a Chinese developer and a $2,000 bottle of wine, according to authorities.“Mr Clean may not be so clean” according to the FBI and four mayors allegedly ignored bright red flags about his performance for decades.In the early 2000s, Nuru was accused by Public Works whistle blowers of misappropriating public funds and replacing city workers with employees from a nonprofit he previously led.Both Nuru and Bovis were released on bond following their arrest.As the top official in charge of the $312 million city public works budget since 2012, Nuru was tasked with cleaning up San Francisco streets, which critics note remain cluttered with feces, trash and used needles amid a homelessness crisis.
Was the Super Bowl LIV halftime show sexy or sinful? It depends on who you ask. But is it worth suing over?A prominent Christian activist was appalled by the pole dancing and crotch shots during the Super Bowl halftime show in Miami and he wants to file a class-action lawsuit against the NFL. Dave Daubenmire is the leader of Pass the Salt Ministries calls the performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira “Super Bowl Porn Show.”“They got crotch shots flying everywhere at the Super Bowl, and they don’t have any warnings,” he said on in a video segment on Periscope.Daubenmire suggested that he should file a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, Pepsi, and his cable company for “piping pornography into his house.” He said that he was worried that the halftime show would keep him from getting into heaven, and that watching it put him in “danger of hell fire.”The 67-year-old said that the halftime show was “discriminatory” against Christians and that he wants to file an $867 trillion lawsuit against the league.
Palm Beach County deputies arrested a man after they say they found a number of illegal materials in his car.When an officer approached 20-year-old Joshua Shields’ car he noticed the smell of marijuana, leading the officer to conduct a search.According to authorities, deputies found a machete under the driver’s seat, a loaded gun in the center console with two loaded magazines, several bullet casings and four knives. In the trunk of the car, they found a pistol with no serial number, ammunition boxes, a bong, marijuana, black gloves, bolt cutters, a window punch, a stolen license plate and a fake license plate.Shields was charged with possession of marijuana, theft and concealed carry of a firearm without a permit.
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