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Court boss guild boss accused of calling black judge as ‘monkey’



Court boss guild boss accused of calling black judge as 'monkey'

The court union boss who is being investigated on charges of racial discrimination has been accused of calling three black judges “monkeys,” The Post has learned.

The claim was contained in a 2017 lawsuit against Dennis Quirk – the old president of the New York District Court Officials Association – and the state court system which was then paid $ 325,000, court records show.

The federal civil rights suit was filed by a Manhattan court official, Lieutenant Angela Shirlaw, who accused him of being unfairly denied several promotions between 2010 and 2015.

Shirlaw said that as part of a successful effort in 2008 to be promoted to lieutenant, he submitted “two or three recommendations from sitting judges who had worked with him to support his application.”

Quirk, who allegedly planned to fill all the lieutenant’s open work with the men, later told Shirlaw that filing a recommendation “f-king destroyed everything” and instructed him “so that he would better guard [her] shut up ‘and not to talk to any judge, “the lawsuit said.

“He then spoke insultingly about the female judge who had given recommendations to Lieutenant Shirlaw, each of whom was an African-American woman,” according to the lawsuit.

“Officer Quirk described the judge to Lieutenant Shirlaw as ‘three monkeys’ and said that they needed to ‘cover the mouths of their kings,’ too.”

No judge was identified by name in the Manhattan federal court filing.

Last week, The Post exclusively revealed that Chief Judge Janet DiFiore ordered an investigation into allegations by three Brooklyn black bailiffs that Quirk was “a safe place for racist speeches and actions” and that officers “who had spoken about racial inequality and brutality had replied. “

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Dennis Quirk at a funeral in 2010.
Dennis Quirk at a funeral in 2010.Staten Island Advance

Quirk, who has denied allegations by Brooklyn bailiffs, also refuted claims that he called black judges “monkeys.”

“I never said that comment,” he told The Post.

“I might call the hole judge, of course, but not a monkey.”

Quirk, who is white, also pointed to the 1994 incident in which he condemned the Manhattan Housing Court Judge at the time, Margaret Taylor on charges that he referred to black court officers as “gorillas.”

“I told him to go alone,” he said.

Quirk was suspended for nine weeks and then apologized to Taylor, The Post reported in 1995.

One black bailiff involved in the controversy, Gene Saunders, said that Quirk “represented me on many occasions, throughout my career.”

“Based on my relationship with him, I do not believe he is racist,” said Saunders, who retired last year.

In the 2018 settlement agreement, Quirk and the State Court Administration Office each agreed to pay Shirlaw $ 162,500 on provisions that should not be “interpreted as acknowledgment of the validity of the allegations or claims made.”

Quirk signed the agreement on behalf of himself and NYSCOA, which he has led for the past 46 years, and he was represented in the case by a union lawyer, Bruce Baron.

He said the settlement and costs of the Baron were borne by union insurance.

An OCA spokesman did not return requests for comment.

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Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge



Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge

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Tournament of the second European circuit.

Thomas Gouveia solidified his status as the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge this Saturday by finishing the penultimate day of the second European round robin in a group of 31st placed golfers.

Thomas Gouveia hit the card with 73 shots, one over par on the course, after two birdies (one under par hole) and three bogeys (one over), after making 71 shots in the previous two days for a total of 215.

Thomas Bessa needed 75 hits, three over par and tied for scarecrows, he finished 48th with 218 total, five short of Vitor Lopez, 60th with 223, after today needs 78, with just one bird . to fit five scarecrows and a double scarecrow.

The Swiss Challenge, which concludes on Sunday in Folgensburg, France, is still led by France’s Chung Veon Ko with a total of 206 shots, one short of Denmark’s Martin Simonsen in second place.

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Miguel Oliveira qualified eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.



Miguel Oliveira qualified eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira (KTM) qualified this Saturday in eighth position at the Japanese MotoGP Grand Prix, 16th of 20 races of the season, despite a last-minute crash.

The Portuguese from the Austrian brand set his best lap of 1.55.895 minutes, finishing 0.681 seconds behind fastest Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda). France’s Johann Zarco (Ducati) was second with 0.208 seconds and South African Brad Binder (KTM) was third with 0.323 seconds.

“I had good speed and potential in the second quarter and on this particular lap. [a última], but I was on the floor in the ninth turn. It was a shame, but I have confidence in tomorrow (Sunday),” commented the Portuguese rider in statements released by the KTM team. “It was difficult to prepare for the race, but we’ll see.” [o que vai acontecer]”- concluded Miguel Oliveira.

The Portuguese left the third row of the grid after falling just three minutes before the end of the session, marred by rain that caused a delay of more than an hour and had already forced the cancellation of the third free game. training session, at night. The fall of the Portuguese rider occurred in the third sector of the track, at a time when his results were improving. When 15 minutes of this second qualifying stage (Q2) ended, Oliveira finished in fourth place.

However, several riders were still halfway to the last lap and the Almada rider ended up being overtaken by Spaniards Jorge Martin (Ducati), Brad Binder and Aprilia Spaniards Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales.

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Pole position was won by Marc Marquez 1,071 days after he was the fastest in qualifying for the MotoGP World Championship, namely the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix.

“I am very pleased with the pole position. This morning I felt very strong on the wet track and decided to give it a try. This is very important for us and for the future. Tomorrow, on a dry surface, everything will be different. history,” said the Spanish rider, who has already become world champion eight times.

The rain that hit the Motegi track became a headache for the riders and the organization, which was forced to interrupt the Moto2 qualifying nine minutes before the end and cancel the third free practice in MotoGP.

Traffic on the track only resumed after more than an hour, and the wet track was the cause of several accidents, including that of a Portuguese KTM rider who slid off the pavement without physical consequences.

Johann Zarco’s Ducati was the fastest today, reaching 302 kilometers per hour, while Oliveira’s KTM lost 30 kilometers per hour in a straight line (the maximum speed achieved by the Portuguese was 270 kilometers per hour). Luca Marini’s Ducati was the slowest, reaching 255.9 kilometers per hour, leaving the Italian in 10th place.

Champion and championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) of France finished ninth behind Miguel Oliveira, while World Cup runner-up Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) of Italy finished 12th and last in the second quarter, bringing together the top 10 fastest in free practice and the top two in the first quarter.

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Already the Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati), the winner of the previous stage in Aragon, remained in Q1, where he fell without physical consequences.

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Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: “You learn and laugh” | alagoas



Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: "You learn and laugh" |  alagoas

“You learn and you laugh” is how Erivaldo Amancio defines the Portuguese language content he offers online. Born in Arapiraque, Alagoas, he humorously gives advice and answers questions about the Portuguese language.

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Erivaldo has 767k followers on Instagram and over 17.5k followers on YouTube. It all started a year and a half ago when he got scolded in a comment on social media.

Because the swearing contained several grammatical errors, Erivaldo responded by posting a video teaching a “lesson” to the hater.

“It happened more than once. Some of these videos were posted on humorous Instagram profiles. It made me stand out,” he said.

A literature student at the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal), Erivaldo wants to prepare even more for face-to-face classes when he is near the end of the course. He says the purpose of the profile is to encourage followers to seek out more knowledge.

“Tips on the web are just a seed, the fruit of which can be curiosity about objects,” he explained.

Through social media, Erivaldo responds to his followers’ doubts about the Portuguese language.

Erivaldo’s profile is also in demand by contestants and students preparing for Enem.

“[Os seguidores] it is said to be a very interesting way of learning. Many regret not learning from teachers who use humor in the classroom,” he said.

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