Seven organisations call on the Slovenian government to stop harassing an investigative journalist

first_imgNews Mr. Zgaga now fears for his life after the declarations made by your Government’s supporters, likening him to an enemy of the State. RSF_en News Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders Unfortunately, this attack was not isolated, as another SDS-owned media, weekly magazine Demokracija, joined the smear campaign against Mr. Zgaga by publishing the same article and targeting him simply for exercising his journalistic activity. Finally – and even worse -, anonymous internet users are now threatening him with death, saying « he must literally be shot! ». Index on Censorship Instead of getting a standard response, his request was met with a preoccupying retweet from the official account of this very same Crisis Headquarters, which declared Mr. Zgaga part of a group of « 4 patients who escaped from quarantine », adding that these four patients had « a Covid-Marx/Lenin virus », as an exaggerated and allusive way to mention Mr. Zgaga’s criticism of the far-right ruling party, Slovenska demokratska stranka (SDS). Sincerely, SloveniaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Slovenian investigative journalist and correspondent of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Blaž Zaga has been targeted by a hate campaign fueled by the government on social networks and in the media since he sent an official Freedom of Information Request on the COVID-19 pandemic to the authorities in Ljubljana. In a letter addressed to the Minister of Interior Aleš Hojs on Monday 23 March, RSF voices its concern regarding the security of the journalist. In the absence of a response from the authorities, RSF has decided to make this correspondence public. The inquiry has been co-signed by six other international organisations defending press freedom. The common letter calls on the Slovenian government to grant journalists their right to report on the sanitary crisis freely and independently, but also to guarantee them an open access to information. International Press Institute (IPI) European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) Dear Mr. Minister,  SloveniaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Mr. Zgaga is a best-selling author and a distinguished journalist, who has worked for Slovenia’s main dailies and whose articles have appeared in The Guardian, The Observer, USA Today, The Globe as well as many other renowned newspapers. He also happens to be a member of the prestigious International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and has been awarded several journalistic distinctions for his work, including a New York Press Club Award for Journalism, reflecting the quality and seriousness of his activity, as well as his work ethic. Next year, Slovenia will be holding the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from July to December. Your country will be under great scrutiny ahead of and during this presidency. We therefore call on your government to ensure that freedoms of expression and information, which are protected by the EU Charter of Fundamental rights, are respected. June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Slovenia World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)center_img News  To the attention of Mr. Aleš Hojs, Minister of the Interior Republic of Slovenia March 27, 2020 Seven organisations call on the Slovenian government to stop harassing an investigative journalist Receive email alerts with co-signatories: Re: Request of intervention for Slovenian journalist threatened with death by right-wing groups  May 21, 2021 Find out more Despite the particular context in which Slovenia and other countries currently find themselves, State authorities should not use the Covid-19 crisis as an excuse to prevent journalists from doing their work. Journalistic reporting is vital for our societies, especially at this time, in the midst of a health crisis where false information is spread very quickly. Your government has a responsibility to protect the press and to ensure journalists their right to report freely and independently, but also a duty to guarantee journalists an open access to information. ARTICLE 19 News to go further Blaž Zgaga / Photo : Tomislav Čuveljak Free Press Unlimited (FPU) In addition to this defamatory attack, the SDS-owned media Nova24TV initiated a smear campaign against the journalist, after he had sent his freedom of information request, with an article depicting him as a « (pseudo-) journalist of the deep State (…) fearful of losing (his) privileges ». We respectfully urge you to do everything in your power to guarantee Mr. Zgaga’s safety and to ensure the death threats and attacks against him are treated with the utmost seriousness by the Slovenian police, in order for his journalistic activity to continue without him having to fear for his life. Mr. Zgaga has received death threats following a freedom of information request he rightfully addressed to the Government’s Secretary-general in order to get information on the functioning and structure of the newly founded Crisis Headquarters of the Republic of Slovenia (Krizni štab Republike Slovenije), in charge of combatting the Covid-19 pandemic. Public media independence under threat in the Czech Republic and Slovenia I write to you regarding the situation of Mr. Blaž Zgaga, a Slovenian freelance investigative journalist based in Ljubljana.                                                                                               23 March 2020  Six press freedom NGOs ask the European Commission to respond publicly to Slovenian Prime Minister’s attacks on the media March 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

South Pasadena Crime Statistics for the Week April 3 to 9, 2013

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City of South Pasadena. An alert and well-informed citizen makes you less of a target to a criminal. Remember; call the South Pasadena Police Department to report any suspicious activity.Residential Burglary • 4-3-13, 6 PM to 4-8-13, 6:30 PM, 1300 block of Meridian. Suspect(s) enters through an unlocked window and takes loss. LOSS: Liquor.• 4-3-13, 3 PM to 6:50 PM, 100 block of Monterey. Suspect(s) enters carport area of apartment complex and takes loss. LOSS: Scooter.• 1-25-13 to 3-25-13, 1700 block of Meridian (garage). Suspect(s) enters through an unlocked side door and takes loss. LOSS: Power tools.• 3-16-13, 11 AM to 3-24-13, 8 PM, 1100 block of Mound. Suspect(s) enters by unknown means and takes loss. LOSS: Clothes and box of popsicles.Auto Burglary4-2-13, 5PM to 4-3-13, 10 AM, 1700 block of Grevelia. ’04, Ford Explorer. Suspect(s) smashes window to gain entry. LOSS: Binoculars.• 4-2-13, 12 AM to 5 AM, 300 block of Grace. ’03, Lexus ES 300. Suspect(s) enter by unknown means. LOSS: CDs, sunglasses, vehicle registration, insurance and misc. personal papers.Drunk in Public4-6-13, 9:45 PM, 1600 block of Huntington. Officers respond to a person lying on the sidewalk. Officers locate suspect who is found to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Hispanic, 49 years, Los Angeles.DUI• 4-5-13, 12:10 AM, 1000 block of Fair Oaks, Pasadena. Officer sees suspect run from a restaurant to a parked vehicle and drive away. Officer believes suspect may have committed a crime and was fleeing, and stops vehicle. No crime is found to have occurred, but suspect is found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and has a suspended/revoked driver’s license. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Hispanic, 25 years, Los Angeles.• 4-4-13, 3:26 AM, Monterey/Fairview. Suspect is stopped for a traffic violation and found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Female, Hispanic, 24 years, Los Angeles.• 4-4-13, 2:22 AM, Monterey/Fremont. Suspect is involved in a non-injury traffic collision and found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, White, 26 years, South Pasadena.Assaults3-22-13, 9:10 PM, 1700 block of Hanscom. Victim is babysitting nephew/nieces when suspect (ex-brother in law) enters residence. Suspect walks past victim and bumps victim. Suspect later leaves and victim calls police.Prowling4-2-13, 11:38 PM, 200 block of Mockingbird. Victim (female, 36 years) is in bathroom and looks outside the partially opened window. Victim sees suspect staring through same window looking at her. Victim yells and suspect leaves. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Unknown male.False Info to Police Officer4-3-13, 1:39 AM, 800 block of Stoney (Arroyo Park). Officers contact suspect who is sitting in a parked vehicle at a park during closed hours. Suspect provides false name to officers. Suspect’s true identity if discovered and suspect is found to be a juvenile out during nighttime curfew hours. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Female, Juvenile.Theft• 4-8-13, 7:53 AM, 1900 block of Fremont (Almansor Center). Suspect(s) takes unattended loss from classroom. LOSS: Galaxy Tablet.• 3-25-13, 7:25 AM to 3-26-13, 7:25 AM, 1600 block of Via Del Rey. Suspect(s) takes loss from victim’s unlocked rear camper. LOSS: Tools.• 3-18-13, 2:32 to 3:45 PM, 1700 block of Oxley. Suspect(s) takes loss from victim’s front porch. LOSS: Parcel package.Identity Theft/Credit Card/Check Fraud• January 2013 to 4-8-13, 1000 block of Mission (Videoteque). Suspect(s) uses victim’s membership card to rent videos.• 4-2-13 to 4-6-13, 1400 block of Milan. Suspect(s) forges a check with victim’s personal information and cashes three checks.• 3-29-13 to 4-1-13, 1800 block of Spruce. Suspect(s) gains access to victim’s debit card account and makes an unauthorized purchase.• 3-13-13 to 4-8-13, 200 block of Monterey. Suspect(s) uses victim’s personal information to open two credit card accounts.Vandalism4-5-13, 4 AM to 4-6-13, 5:39 AM, 800 block of Mission (Cordial Cleaners). Suspect(s) smashes glass door.For graffiti removal, call the City of South Pasadena “Graffiti Removal Hotline” at (626) 403-7249. This is a 24-hour a day recording. A written release is required prior to removal from private property. First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Neighborhood News South Pasadena Crime Statistics for the Week April 3 to 9, 2013 Published on Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 3:28 pm Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newslast_img read more

Tullow Oil revises 2020 capex to $300m amid COVID-19 and low oil prices

first_img COVID-19 and low oil prices force Tullow Oil to further reduce its 2020 capex. (Credit: Wonita Janzen from Pixabay) Tullow Oil has revised its 2020 capital expenditure (capex) to about $300m following the identification of additional cost savings in response to the challenging external factors.Last month, the UK-based oil and gas company announced its 2020 capex at $350m, which marks a 30% cut compared to the previous year. The company had also announced a budget of about $100m on decommissioning activities, which has now been brought down to $65m.The company, currently has interests in more than 70 exploration and production licences, that are spread across 15 countries in the African and South American continents.Tullow Oil claimed that it has identified savings mainly through the postponment of activities across its portfolio and by cost cutting that can be achieved by ongoing farm-down actions.In Ghana, the company is said to generate savings through the early termination of the Maersk Venturer rig and the postponement of certain well activity along with the removal of any non-critical operations which do not focus on safety and asset reliability.However, the UK oil and gas firm will continue to make investments in projects that will provide good returns with its board of directors agreeing to advance the next phase of the Simba development in Gabon which is expected to pay back by the end of next year at $30/bbl.Preparations made by Tullow Oil to handle coronavirus outbreakThe company said that its production activities in West Africa have not been impacted by COVID-19 as of now. Apart from implementing existing infectious disease mitigation plans, the company said that all its personnel in West Africa will self-isolate in Ghana for two weeks prior to their transfer to its floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs) so that that the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak offshore is kept under a check.Additionally, the company has completed a redetermination of its reserves based lending (RBL) facility to confirm a debt capacity of $1.9bn and a headroom of about $700m.Tullow Oil chief financial officer Les Wood said: “Today’s positive news verifies the strength of our producing assets and robust hedging strategy which underpin the RBL and, combined with the further cost savings we have identified, confirms the strength of our liquidity in the medium-term.“Nevertheless, strengthening the balance sheet continues to be a key priority with the Group seeking to raise proceeds in excess of $1 billion through portfolio management.“Elsewhere in the business, Tullow is responding well to the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic with strong controls and processes in place to allow the business to operate as close to normal as possible in spite of these difficult times.” Last month, Tullow Oil set its 2020 capex at $350m, which marked a 30% cut compared to the previous year last_img read more

Why the pandemic-prompted increased reliance on digital may be long-lasting

first_imgPerhaps the most apparent impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in financial services is its amplification of the digital channel. Credit unions have been planning and budgeting for their “digital transformation” for years, but there is nothing like a little social distancing and widespread stay-at-home orders to fast track their readiness for it.In late March, SRM polled its credit union and bank clients to understand their early response and evolving operational strategies for combating the effects of COVID-19 in the United States. According to the survey, 82% rated their online and mobile channels as “vital” to operations during the pandemic and no respondent rated them “less than important.” Additionally, 79% of responding institutions have provided further education on the use of remote channels. The purpose of this education is to provide consumers unfamiliar or uncomfortable with digital channels a means for accessing and managing money and needed financial services during a time of high economic anxiety.In the past several months, credit unions have shifted priorities to determine how to best serve members in the wake of this “now normal.” Even as states solidify their gradual reopening plans and things begin to settle down, credit unions will face this “now normal.” This pandemic will likely have long-lasting impacts on consumers’ banking behavior patterns, and credit unions need to plan accordingly and reevaluate their digital investments.The question on everyone’s mind is how much reversion to old habits should we expect? Even as branches begin to open, will members visit them, or will they continue to rely on the digital banking platforms they used during the pandemic?Certainly, there will be a segment of those who have relied on digital channels for the first time who will stay. The concern about the highly infectious nature of COVID-19 may make this a large segment. Further, those who have been venturing out tend to be younger and they are not a demographic that tends to do most of their banking in the branch. The dynamics here cannot be ignored by credit unions. It has never been more the case that an optimal digital banking experience is a top priority.Members will expect this experience to offer every service available at the branch. The key here is not to despair any gaps that exist between a current digital offering and these expectations by members. If a credit union develops a path to that optimal experience and can deliver functionality often on its way to the goal, members likely will wait and see, rather than heading elsewhere. If there is no strategy . . . no roadmap . . . a credit union will quickly become irrelevant.The digital use numbers during the pandemic may recede somewhat as members adjust to this “now normal”, but rest assured the battle with COVID-19 is far from over. There will be “a next normal” and a next and a next and a next. As wave after wave washes over the financial services industry, digital will become the default for an increasing number of members. The temptation to ignore these facts in a challenging economic environment must be resisted. Investing in digital will be mandatory and to pay for it one strategy might be to shut down branches.The debate around the branch has been a red herring for the last five years. Biased and competing research, analysis and reporting has contaminated the ability to quantify trends. However, during the pandemic, anecdotal evidence has pointed to the demise of the branch. Credit unions have closed branches and are offering assistance by appointment . . . usually, these appointments concerned more “complicated” subjects.This is the future “branch”. The model already exists in other verticals, such as healthcare. We see our doctor when we think we may be sick and/or when a regular check-up is scheduled. There is no reason this model cannot work in tandem with the digital delivery of services. In addition, the elimination of the branch as a full-service channel will free up the resources – money and people – needed to address the digital transformation that is required to remain competitive.Quantifying the impact of the pandemic on the adoption of digital-first (or digital only) banking is not possible given the fluid situation in which we work. But, common sense is sufficient in this case. Digital delivery has never been more important in the effort to attract and retain members. For many credit unions, addressing what needs to be done to establish parity will require that senior management be willing to accept risk. Risk is a component of all decisions within a financial institution; as it should be. But, in this case, doing nothing is the greatest risk of all. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Carter Michael Carter is the executive vice president of SRM (Strategic Resource Management), an independent advisory firm serving financial institutions. Web: https://www.srmcorp.com Detailslast_img read more

Staying on feet pays off for persistent Gabriel Jesus

first_imgGabriel Jesus the Brazil strikerTeresópolis, Brazil | AFP |  At just 22 years of age, a back-to-back Premier League title winner with Manchester City and having scored 17 goals in 34 matches for five-time world champions Brazil, it might seem absurd to say it, but Gabriel Jesus was under pressure coming into the Copa America.The former Palmeiras forward — who won the Brazilian title there too before moving to City — seems to have the world at his feet and enviable statistics for a player of his age.Yet when he arrived at the Copa America on home soil, Jesus was the subject of severe criticism.The reason being: his lack of goals for Brazil.That’s a strange accusation to put at a guy scoring an average of one in every two matches and who, with six international goals in 2019, is having his most prolific calendar year in the Selecao’s yellow shirt.But the problem was that until he netted in the 2-0 Copa semi-final victory over arch rivals Argentina, Jesus’s last nine goals had come in friendlies.Crucially, he didn’t score at the World Cup last year and also missed an injury-time penalty in the 5-0 win over Peru earlier in the Copa.Scoring against Argentina lifted a huge weight off his shoulders.“I’m delighted about the goal because it’s something I’d been searching for since the first match at the Copa,” said Jesus.“In life, sometimes things don’t go as you’d like. You have to be persistent, things aren’t easy.”His last goal in a competitive match dated back to October 2017 and a World Cup qualifier against Chile.– ‘Stay on your feet’ –Not only did he take his chance against Argentina, popping up in the right place at the right time to tap home a cross from Roberto Firmino after great work from captain Dani Alves, but he also laid the second on a plate for his strike partner.Jesus won a 50-50 challenge with Argentina midfielder German Pezzella, shrugged off a full-blooded attempted foul from his City team-mate Nicolas Otamendi as he entered the area, cut inside a sliding Juan Foyth and slipped the ball to Firmino to score.Crucially, though, he stayed on his feet as Otamendi, beaten for pace, tried to grapple with Jesus.“I never thought about falling,” he said. “When I go down it’s because I’m really knocked off balance.“Sometimes when you fall for nothing, you lose a goalscoring chance and there’s no penalty, nothing. You need to keep your focus and stay on your feet.” That will have been music to the ears of many football fans fed up with seeing the absent Neymar rolling around theatrically on the turf after the faintest of touches.The Jesus-Firmino combination may never have come about had things gone entirely to plan for Brazil at the start of the Copa.Jesus was Brazil’s center-forward in Russia last year but he was left on the bench in favor of Firmino by coach Tite at the start of the Copa.However, after the drab 0-0 draw with Venezuela, Jesus was given his chance on the right of the three-pronged attack — the position where he began his career at Palmeiras.“We’ve shown that we know each other well and we play well together no matter the position,” said Firmino of his strike partnership with Jesus.– ‘Same scenario’ –The only previous honor Jesus has won with the national team, or the under-23s at least, was the Olympic Games gold medal in 2016.That too was gleaned at the Maracana where Sunday’s final will take place.And Jesus sees similarities between Brazil’s journey there and here during the Copa.Brazil drew their opening two matches at the Olympics, against South Africa and Iraq, before hitting their stride“It was a different situation but it was practically the same,” said Jesus.“Things didn’t start well because we were jeered during our first Olympics matches. It’s almost the same scenario.”Brazil were jeered during their first two Copa matches and at half-time of their quarter-final victory over Paraguay.Should Jesus score and help Brazil win on Sunday, though, he’ll hear nothing but cheers fill the Maracana to its rafters.“Hopefully I’ll be a champion again,” he said.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Negotiate Once

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Some organizations train their buyers to negotiate more than once, each time taking more and more out of the deal. These buyers are extracting value instead of creating it. First you negotiate with your main contact. Then he brings in purchasing. Then purchasing brings in the Chief Financial Officer.By spreading out the extraction of the value, always from your end, you give up more than you otherwise would. You get sucked in. You get emotionally invested. You’re so close! If only you could sharpen your pencil a little bit more . . . (sound painfully familiar?)This is a negotiating tactic. To combat this tactic, you don’t play. Instead, you negotiate once.Once Price Negotiations Begin, NegotiateOnce your dream client begins to negotiate, you have to decide whether to engage or withdraw.If you are going to negotiate, you have to be certain that your negotiations are final. Whatever you agree to must be binding, and your client has to agree that they will buy at the conclusion of negotiations. You have to ask, “If we are negotiating price, are you committing to buy upon our successfully reaching a deal?”If the answer isn’t “yes,” or if your not completely satisfied that this is true, you must ask the follow up question: “Who else is going to be involved in this negotiation?” If purchasing or some other professional buyer is going to be involved, bring them in now. You want to be sure that you negotiate only once.Or don’t negotiate.Or WithdrawIf your contact suggests that there are going to be further rounds of negotiation, don’t negotiate. The result will be that you end with a lower price than you need, and your client will end with a poorer result than they need. You know your price isn’t going to go up with additional negotiations, right?Tactics to lower prices are highly effective at lowering prices, but they don’t do anything to improve execution. Instead they make it more difficult to produce results because they strip out the profit necessary to do delivering those results.Instead of engaging in a negotiation, be honest and say something that sounds like this: “I think negotiating price now is premature. Our efforts are better spent figuring out how we put together the biggest, best value-creating solution we can, and then we can negotiate once we have done that.”Do what is right for you and your dream client: Build the biggest, best value-creating deal that you can, and then negotiate price once at the end of that exercise.QuestionsHow many times do you negotiate in the course of deal?How many people do you normally end up negotiating with?What is the best strategy to combat negotiating more than once?How do you ensure that you negotiations don’t cause you to drop your price so much that you don’t destroy your ability to deliver the value you promised?last_img read more

Cavaliers moving Love to center, Thompson to reserve role

first_img“With Jae starting at the four, LeBron’s able to roam freely on the defensive end,” Lue said. “Jae will take the toughest matchup between the 3s and the 4s and LeBron will be able to roam and kind of quarterback our defense. Being that back line defense, talking, communicating, and also being able to pick off passes when guys are throwing bad passes. I like LeBron in that role because he’s great at being the help guy, being in the right spots at the right places, so I think it will be good for us.”For now, James is sidelined with a sprained left ankle sustained last week in practice. Lue said the three-time champion will not play in Wednesday night’s exhibition opener against Atlanta. James’ injury is not believed to be serious, and the Cavs will make sure he’s full healed before he plays.Lue said he expects James on the court at some point in the preseason. Cleveland opens the regular season on Oct. 17 against Irving and the Celtics. Lue has experimented with Love at center during training camp and believes the new-look lineup will create matchup problems for opposing centers as well as open the floor for LeBron James, Derrick Rose and others.“He’s a great passer,” Lue said of Love. “Fives (centers) have to get out and try to guard him on the pick and roll with LeBron and D-Rose and those guys making plays, so it’s going to be tough for those guys. We liked it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCenter Tristan Thompson will come off the bench, and newly acquired forward Jae Crowder will take Love’s former spot, Lue said. Crowder, acquired this summer in the Kyrie Irving trade, is a strong defender.Lue said he spoke to Thompson about the switch and “it was great.” Thompson started all 78 games at center for Cleveland last season. In 2016, he made just 33 starts and the Cavs went on to win the NBA title. Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates his basket in the first quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on January 6, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND— Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love is being moved after all — from forward to center.Love, who has been the subject of trade speculation for three years in Cleveland, will be the club’s new starting center, coach Tyronn Lue announced Monday night after the team played an intra-squad scrimmage at Quicken Loans Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nadal credits passion and overcoming injuries for success Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I told him I’m one guy you don’t have to worry about,” Thompson said. “I’m a team-first guy. I understand that at the end of the day it’s about winning and if you win, we all look good — whether you come off the bench or you start. And it’s not about who starts the game, it’s about who is in the game in the fourth and who is finishing it. So, I’m not worried. The last time I came off the bench, if history repeats itself, we had a parade in June. So, I’ll take it.“I’m going to go for Sixth Man of the Year, put myself in position to do that.”Lue has more options this season after Cleveland’s roster was overhauled with Irving being traded to Boston and the additions of Rose, Crowder, Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas and Jeff Green.Wade will likely be Cleveland’s backup point guard until Thomas recovers from a hip injury, but Lue said he hasn’t committed to that idea just yet.As for Crowder, Lue said his defensive presence will free up James.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Hurting Keys tells Stephens ‘drinks are on you’

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES READ: Stephens wins first Grand Slam, routs Keys for US Open titleBut Keys fully expected her pal to make up for the pain she caused.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Of course I will go to the celebration, I would 100% go. She can buy me drinks, all of the drinks,” said Keys.Stephens would have no problem in funding the party after her win on Saturday earned a staggering $3.7 million (3.07 million euros). Madison Keys, of the United States, returns a shot from Sloane Stephens, of the United States, during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)Madison Keys surveyed the wreckage of her US Open rout at the hands of close friend Sloane Stephens and told the new champion to foot the bar bill when the championship party starts.Keys, the 15th seed, was trounced 6-3, 6-0 by world number 83 Stephens in a one-sided final that lasted just over an hour.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Make it 17: Indians win 17th straight, beat Orioles MOST READ The brutal statistics illustrate her lack of cutting edge in the final.Keys, the youngest finalist in New York since 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki lost to Kim Clijsters in 2009, went into the match having fired 34 aces in the tournament.But Saturday saw her manage just three.Keys also committed 30 unforced errors to Stephens’s six.“I didn’t play my best tennis today. I’m really disappointed,” said Keys.“But if you told me as I was getting on a plane to go have my second surgery that I could have a Grand Slam finalist trophy in my hands at the end of the year, I think I’d be really happy. “I think I mostly learned that I’m a fighter. No matter what, I can figure things out. In a couple of days, I will be really happy, but right now still a little bit disappointed.”Keys said she was not surprised that Stephens had become a first-time Grand Slam champion even if her friend was ranked at 957 just under two months ago after missing 11 months with a left foot injury.“I don’t think as a 13-year-old you have that ability to think that far in the future,” she added.“But when she made her semi-final run in Australia (2015), I think we all saw how great she was — I’m definitely not surprised that she was able to do this.” The 22-year-old Keys had undergone a second left wrist surgery after the French Open before winning a July title at Stanford.But her problems on Saturday were more in the mind than with the body.“I definitely think my play today came down to nerves and all of that, and I just don’t think I handled the occasion perfectly,” admitted Keys, playing in her first Slam final.“I was obviously nervous all morning. Sloane’s a tough opponent to play when you’re not making a lot of balls, but then, at the same time, she’s not going to miss, either. “I didn’t totally know what to do once I got on the court, which just intensifies those nerves even more. So I was definitely not feeling 100% good on the court at any point.”ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

UK Launch of No Woman, No Cry

first_imgPosted on October 21, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Saturday, October 23 marks the UK launch of the film, No Woman No Cry, directed by Christy Turlington Burns, at the London Film Festival. Also, starting on Saturday, you’ll be able to watch the film online at www.brightwide.com. The film tells the stories of at-risk pregnant women in Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala and the United States.The film is directed by model, mother and activist Christy Turlington Burns and tackles the most primary of topics: maternal health. Complications following the birth of her child inspired the supermodel to find out more about the experiences of motherhood around the world and in this fascinating film she discovers that a woman dies every minute due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth – with 90% of these deaths being preventable. In her directorial debut, Turlington Burns shares the emotionally powerful stories of four at-risk pregnant women, each on different continents.The event at the London Film Festival includes an introduction by Sarah Brown, Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, and a panel to discuss the state of maternal health in the developing and developed world, which includes Anthony Costello, Brigid McConville, Mabel van Oranje and Christy Turlington Burns and will be moderated by Livia Firth.Watch the trailer now and be sure to check out the full film this weekend.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more