Bush asked to raise Russia’s press freedom violations at meeting with Putin in Moscow

first_img On the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Reporters Without Borders has written to US President George W. Bush to voice its concerns about press freedom in Russia since Putin arrived in the Kremlin. News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation Receive email alerts “Paul Khlebnikov is one of a number of journalists who have been murdered in recent years by killers who have never been tracked down and punished. Reporters Without Borders is still hoping for some solid progress in the investigation into the murder of Alexey Sidorov.””The 31-year-old journalist was stabbed by two men in the parking lot of his apartment block in Togliatti, west central Russia on 9 October 2003. He died shortly afterwards in the arms of his wife. Sidorov had succeeded Valery Ivanov, murdered in similar circumstances on 29 April 2002, as editor of the newspaper Toliattinskoye Obosrenie”.”No fewer than 17 journalists were physically assaulted and three others threatened because of their work in 2004 alone.” Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News May 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bush asked to raise Russia’s press freedom violations at meeting with Putin in Moscowcenter_img News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders wishes to draw the attention of US President George W. Bush, on the occasion of his 8 May meeting in Moscow with the President of the Russian Federation, on “its concern about a worsening crackdown against journalists in the country since Vladimir Putin came to power.”The Paris-based organization said in a letter to President Bush: “Violence against journalists constitutes the most serious threat to press freedom in Russia today because it is carried out with complete impunity. The resulting climate of fear induces widespread self-censorship among journalists”.”We would be very grateful if, in your talks with your Russian counterpart, you would raise the issue of the investigation into the murder of Paul Khlebnikov, an American citizen and editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, who was shot to death as he left his office on 9 July 2004. The full facts of this case have yet to be elucidated “.Reporters Without Borders “has expressed reservations about the rigour and the impartiality of the current investigation. We expect Russian prosecutor-general Vladimir Yustinov to establish the whole truth about this murder, for which two suspects who have been extradited from Belarus are expected to go on trial this July. It is to be hoped that those who instigated this odious act will be quickly identified and punished.” “Condoleezza Rice, who met Paul Khlebnikov’s family on 3 May, expressed the wish to push the investigation forward and we very much welcome this step” the letter said. “Condoleezza Rice, who met Paul Khlebnikov’s family on 3 May, expressed the wish to push the investigation forward and we very much welcome this step” the letter said. to go further May 27, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Newslast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgF1 announces new initiative to tackle racism and inequalityPARIS (AP) — Formula One has announced an initiative aimed at tackling racism and encouraging more diversity within the series. F1 says “We Race As One” will also address issues surrounding inequality, sustainability and the coronavirus pandemic. F1 intends to send a strong message about equality when the season begins on July 3 at the Austrian Grand Prix as the first of eight scheduled European races through September. WOMEN’S WCUP-JAPAN Kobe Bryant high school footage to be auctioned on July 23LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s time in high school will be showcased when about 22 hours of footage of the late basketball star playing games and giving interviews will be sold on July 23 by the auction house Profiles in History. The footage is from the media library of Stu Ross, who produced “High School Sports Show,” a syndicated weekly television series seen in 35 cities. About 60% of the Bryant footage is of games involving the Lower Merion Aces from the Philadelphia suburbs. Ross’ library includes 130 hours and more than 700 athletes, including LeBron James, Tom Brady, Michael Phelps, Ryan Braun, Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal.ZANARDI INJUREDZanardi stable but not ready to be brought out of coma Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-CONTRACTPlayer’s association rejects MLB scheduleNEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association rejected a proposed 60-game schedule by a 33-5 vote. The 6-foot-6 Crochet is known for his blazing fastball. He went 5-3 with a 4.02 ERA in 18 appearances with the Volunteers during his sophomore season, averaging 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings.NASCAR-TALLADEGA-NOOSERace starts with show of solidarity, Bubba Wallace says racial incident won’t break himTALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama has begun after a show of support for driver Bubba Wallace. Fellow drivers lined up and pushed his car to the front of pit road in a show of solidarity. Bubba Wallace steered the No. 43 to the front of pit road, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch pushing the famous car on one side and close friend Ryan Blaney pushing on the other. The entire 40-driver field and all their crew members followed. After the car came to a stop, Wallace climbed out, sat on the window ledge and sobbed. Richard Petty, his Hall of Fame team owner, gently placed a hand on Wallace’s shoulder. The move came one day after a crew member found a noose in his garage stall. Wallace is the only fulltime Black driver in the top NASCAR series. Two weeks ago, he successfully pushed NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its facilities.The FBI is investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace. President Steve Phelps says security has been stepped up for Wallace since the noose was found on Sunday. On Monday, every driver and their crews joined Wallace in a show of solidarity before the race that was postponed a day by rain.NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace says a noose found in his garage stall at Talladega in Alabama “will not break me.” Wallace says, “I will not give in nor will I back down. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in.”KOBE BRYANT-HIGH SCHOOL Update on the latest sports Earlier this month, an NCAA infractions committee panel handed down numerous penalties related to findings that former assistant coach Lamont Evans accepted up to $22,000 in bribes intended to help steer athletes to certain financial advisers. Oklahoma State is appealing.SOCCER-FIFA INVESTIGATIONConvictions of FIFA officials upheld by US appeals courtNEW YORK (AP) — The convictions of former soccer officials Juan Ángel Napout and José Maria Marin have been upheld in a 3-0 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Napout was convicted in December 2017 of one count of racketeering conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud conspiracy. He was sentenced to nine years in prison. Marin was convicted of three counts of wire fraud conspiracy, two counts of money laundering conspiracy and one count of racketeering conspiracy. He was sentenced to four years. Marin was released April 2 after he was granted compassionate release. He turned 88 last month.F1-DIVERSITY NBA-WIZARDS-BERTANSWizards GM to AP: Bertans to sit out restart of NBA seasonWASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will skip the Florida-based resumption of the NBA season. He is the first known example of a healthy, eligible player sitting out. Bertans can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is expected to command a big contract as one of the league’s top 3-point shooters. The Wizards are allowed to sign a replacement player for Bertans as early as Tuesday, and Washington general manager Tommy Sheppard said the club “will look at it closely.” The league plans to resume its season in July with 22 of 30 teams playing eight games apiece at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex near Orlando, Florida, before the playoffs begin.NHL-THORBURN RETIRES Both sides are expected to file grievances accusing the other side of acting in bad faith. MLB-CHICAGO-CROCHETWhite Sox announce deal with 1st-round draft pick CrochetCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have signed first-round draft pick Garrett Crochet to a minor league contract that includes a signing bonus worth $4,547,500. Crochet went No. 11 overall in the June 10 amateur draft. The 20-year-old left-hander made one start before his junior season at Tennessee was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, striking out six in 3 2/3 scoreless innings. — Ravens coach John Harbaugh is confident his team’s training camp will begin as scheduled next month despite the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on a video conference on Monday, Harbaugh said he expected the NFL would have a plan in place that would enable teams to start practicing in late July. Harbaugh said they’ll just have to be very adaptable, and flexible and smart about what they’re going to do and that testing was the main thing. The Ravens have replaced 13 scheduled on-field practice sessions with virtual classes so far this offseason. — When Brooks Koepka goes for a historic three-peat in the PGA Championship, there won’t be anyone at Harding Park to cheer him on. The PGA of America confirms the first major of this unusual year won’t have spectators. The PGA Championship is scheduled for Aug. 6-9 in San Francisco. It’s the first major of a golf calendar reconfigured because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Open is scheduled for September and the Masters is in November. The British Open was canceled. No one has ever won the PGA Championship three straight times in stroke play.— Jonquel Jones, the star center for the Connecticut Sun, has decided not to play in the WNBA this season because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Jones led the Sun to the WNBA Finals last year, averaging almost 18 points and more than 10 rebounds in the postseason. She becomes the first WNBA player to cite the virus in opting out of the upcoming season. Renee Montgomery, the former UConn guard now with the Atlanta Dream, had previously announced she will skip the season to focus on social justice issues. — Atlanta United president Darren Eales says the team remains on pace to begin full team training on Tuesday, assuming there are no more positive tests for COVID-19. Eales says the two players who have tested positive are in isolation but are expected to be with the team for the MLS Is Back Tournament in July at Walt Disney World. He says the tests of asymptomatic players are evidence the protocols set up by MLS “are working.” The players who tested positive last week have not been identified.— Two Rutgers football players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Coach Greg Schiano discussed the positive tests Monday during a conference call with the media. It was his first availability since the team was allowed to return to campus for voluntary workouts. Schiano said players and coaches were tested before the team returned on June 15. One of the positive tests came from those samples and the player was isolated. The second positive test came from a sample taken when the players reported on June 15. The player was isolated and three players who had contact with him were put in quarantine. June 22, 2020 2 virus cases following Djokovic’s charity event ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Two tennis players have now tested positive for the coronavirus after participating in Novak Djokovic’s charity tennis exhibition in Croatia. Borna Coric, ranked 33rd in the world, tweeted that he feels well and has no symptoms, but is urging anyone who has had close contact with him to be tested for COVID-19. Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov also has said that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Djokovic will now be tested as well. His media team says he has no symptoms but “he needs to do the test and then we will see what’s going on.”Elsewhere in sports news affected by COVID-19: Veteran NHL forward Chris Thorburn announces retirementUNDATED (AP) — Veteran forward Chris Thorburn has announced his retirement after playing more than 800 NHL games since 2005. Thorburn spent his last time on the ice celebrating the St. Louis Blues winning the Stanley Cup last season. Despite playing just one game for the Blues in 2018-19, he was the fourth player handed the Cup. Thorburn played 801 regular-season games for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets and Blues. He skated in four playoff games with Winnipeg in 2015. The 37-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, finishes his NHL career with 53 goals, 81 assists and 968 penalty minutes.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-CUNNINGHAMOklahoma State’s Cunningham staying despite postseason banUNDATED (AP) — Cade Cunningham, one of the nation’s top basketball recruits, has chosen to remain at Oklahoma State despite the program being banned from the 2021 postseason. Cunningham won the Naismith High School Trophy given to the nation’s best player. The 6-foot-7 point guard was a key piece of Oklahoma State’s highly ranked recruiting class. Many wondered what the one-and-done prospect would do. Cunningham announced in a video he posted to social media that he would stay. SIENA, Italy (AP) — Doctors say Alex Zanardi remains in stable condition after a crash on his handbike and for now will stay in a medically induced coma. A hospital in Siena says the Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist spent a third night in intensive care without change and that his neurological condition remains grave. The hospital’s medical director says “we need to have patience.” Zanardi has been in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator since he crashed his handbike into a truck near the Tuscan town of Pienza on Friday during a relay race.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS The union dared Commissioner Rob Manfred to give a unilateral order for the regular season’s start and provoke what figures to be lengthy and costly litigation over the impact of the coronavirus. Manfred was expected to take the next step as baseball descends into the type of labor strife that led to eight work stoppages from 1972-95.With the collapse of a negotiated deal, playoffs are set to remain at 10 teams rather than expand to 16, and the proposed expansion of the designated hitter to games involving NL teams would be off. Also falling through for now is a planned experiment that would have had a runner start each extra inning on second base.An initial deal March 26 called for players to receive prorated salaries, but that agreement did not require MLB to play in empty ballparks.Players refused to alter from their insistence on prorated salaries, and MLB finally agreed last week during a meeting between Manfred and union head Tony Clark. But the sides remained about $275 million apart after weeks of talks. MLB offered 60 games and $1.48 billion from salaries that originally totaled $4 billion, plus a $25 million postseason players’ pool. The union wanted 70 games and $1.73 billion plus a $50 million pool. Japan out of 2023 Women’s WCup; Australia-NZ bid favoredTOKYO (AP) — Japan has pulled out of bidding to host soccer’s 2023 Women’s World Cup. That leaves the top-rated joint bid by Australia and New Zealand a clear favorite in the FIFA vote on Thursday. That bid received the highest evaluation from FIFA with Japan rated second and Colombia third. Japan and Australia are both members of the governing body of Asian soccer. Asian soccer president Sheikh Salman of Bahrain praises Japan’s decision as “another impressive show of Asian football unity.”last_img read more

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Guard tandem leads UW

first_imgFollowing a strong victory against Air Force in their regular season opener Friday, the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team returns to the Kohl Center Tuesday night for their first home game of the season. Junior guards Jolene Anderson and Janese Banks will look to lead the Badgers (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) as they play host to the Western Michigan Broncos (0-1, 0-0 MAC).Banks is coming off a career-high 28-point game against Air Force, a feat that earned her Big Ten Player of the Week honors, her first time receiving the award.”It’s definitely a nice honor to be recognized by the Big Ten,” Banks said. “I wouldn’t get it without my teammates. It was a team win. The individual honor feels good, but the win definitely comes before it.”Anderson put together a solid game as well. She tallied 23 points, including five three-pointers, and grabbed seven rebounds.”Jolene and Janese were probably the best I’ve ever seen them together,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said of the duo. “I think the fact that they’re playing at a high level helps others feel that much more relaxed.”Western Michigan comes in having dropped their first contest of the year 87-83 to the University of Illinois-Chicago.Guard Carrie Moore, one of five seniors on the team, led the Broncos in scoring with 27 points and earned preseason honors, being named to the All-MAC West Division team. As one of what coach Stone calls the “big three,” she will be one of the main focuses of Wisconsin’s defense.”Moore is terrific,” Stone said. “She’s just a great player.”The Badgers will also keep their eyes on speedy sophomore point guard Tiera DeLaHoussaye and senior power forward Lindsay Brown. Both scored 17 points in the team’s first game.”Their post player inside [Brown] is good,” Stone said. “She’s got a big body on her, and she can bang inside.”Freshman Rae Lin D’Alie will have the task of guarding DeLaHoussaye.”She’s a lefty, and she likes to shoot it,” Stone said. “She’s quick and she looks for Moore. Those two look for each other all the time.””[DeLaHoussaye] likes to run in transition,” Banks said. “What we have to do is contain her in the open court and not let her just get out and do what she wants to do.”Many of the Badgers see a little bit of themselves in Western Michigan.”It seems a lot of us are alike,” D’Alie said. “They’ve got a really good guard that can shoot. Jolene and Janese, they can really shoot and they’re both athletic. It looks like we match up really well with them. It’s just going to be a battle of who wants it more.””I think we match up pretty good,” freshman forward Mariah Dunham added. “Our team has a lot of athletic players as well.”While the Wisconsin roster boasts no seniors, Western Michigan has five. Although they may lack experience playing together as a team, the Badgers feel it’s all about attitude.”Age is just a number,” D’Alie said. “I truly believe that. They’re coming into our house. We’re definitely ready.””Having a veteran team come in like Western Michigan, our focus has to be the best that it’s ever been,” Anderson said. “We have to be on the same page.”The game will mark the third time Coach Stone’s squad has played in the Kohl Center this year. In their first two exhibition games, UW beat up on a pair of lesser division teams, including a 50-point rout of Winona State. “Having the record count now means a lot to us,” Anderson said. “Our mindset and our focus has to be like it was on Friday. If our focus is great, that obviously leads to great things.”Stone would like to see her team build a home-court advantage and winning streak much like what the men’s team has developed.”We’d like to establish a tradition here in the Kohl Center, very much like our men,” Stone said. “They have a streak going on here, and we’d like to start something special for women’s basketball as well.”last_img read more

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Champions League qualifier draw

first_imgThe Europa league draw has pitted Shamrock Rovers and UCD against teams from Luxembourg while Cork City travel to Iceland to play KR Reykjavik and St Pats meet Skonto Riga of Latvia.Those ties placed on the 2nd and 9th of July. The first leg is on the 14th or 15th of July with the second leg taking place a week later. BATE reached the group stages last year winning one of their five games.Celtic will play Stjarnan of Iceland in their qualifier.last_img

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Holder and Dottin Claim Top Honors at West Indies Players Association…

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder captured the top two men’s awards while veteran all-rounder Deandra Dottin dominated the women’s, to highlight the West Indies Players Association/Cricket West Indies Awards ceremony in Antigua on Monday night.The 27-year-old Holder walked away with the Test Player-of-the-Year award along with the Player-of-the-Year, as a reward for his recent exploits with bat and ball.An attractive lower-order batsman, Holder gathered 565 runs in eight Tests during the period under consideration – April 2018 to March 2019 – including a monumental maiden Test double hundred against England in the first Test at Bridgetown last January.That innings – an unbeaten 202 – propelled West Indies to a 381-run victory, laying the foundation for a 2-1 series win and the recapture of the Wisden Trophy for the first time in a decade.During the same period, Holder captured 40 wickets with his steady medium pace, and last February was installed as the number one Test all-rounder in the ICC player rankings.Dottin, meanwhile, took home the T20 International Player-of-the-Year, ODI Player-of-the-Year and Player-of-the-Year awards in a clean sweep of the women’s category.The right-hander averaged 41 with the bat in six One-Day Internationals and also picked up 15 wickets at 13 runs apiece with her sharp medium pace. In T20 Internationals, the 28-year-old averaged nearly 33 and snared 14 wickets.Not surprisingly, elegant right-hander Shai Hope picked up the ODI Player-of-the-Year for a second successive season. The 25-year-old averaged 63 from 16 matches and lashed three hundreds – all coming in the space of seven innings last year on the tour of the Asian subcontinent.Meanwhile, all-rounder Keemo Paul was named T20 International Player-of-the-Year while rookie fast bowler Oshane Thomas was named Emerging Player-of-the-Year.last_img read more

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Bill would end ‘gun free zones’ in Iowa public buildings

first_imgDES MOINES — A bill introduced in the Iowa House would forbid most Iowa school districts, cities and counties from banning guns in public buildings. Gun bans could only be enforced in public buildings that screen the public at entry points and have armed security officers inside.Representative Steven Holt, a Republican from Denison, is a key advocate for the bill.“I happen to believe that ‘gun free zones’ is an invitation to crazy people, an invitation to sick people because nobody that has ever done a mass shooting has ever obeyed the law,” Holt says, “because it is illegal to kill people.”A gun ban can turn a public place into a “shooting gallery” according to Holt.“How does anybody believe a sign is going to stop a sick individual who has decided to murder innocent people?” Holt asked. “What it will do is stop law-abiding citizens from carrying their firearms into that situation, so this is — as far as I’m concerned — about the health and safety of all Iowans.”Scott Peterson, interim executive director of Iowans for Gun Safety, says it takes training to assess an active shooter situation.“Law enforcement and military…if there’s a shooting or a hot situation, the last thing they want is for people to start pulling out guns and shooting,” he says.Seventeen-year-old Ellie Miglin, a student at Des Moines Roosevelt High School, says because of school shootings, her generation supports enhancing rather than relaxing gun regulations.“Why aren’t we doing more to reflect on how our society has changed?” she asks.Miglin and Peterson spoke at a statehouse event arranged by the “We Can End Gun Violence Iowa Coalition.”last_img read more

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Despite ‘State of Emergency’: 4 Oil Blocks on Auction

first_imgThe Liberian Government has announced the sale of four additional oil blocks amidst the declaration of a State of Emergency in the country and amidst growing public outcry against the sale of any of the remaining oil blocks until a “total reform in the oil and gas sector is carried out.”According to a notice posted on the website of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), (www.nocal.com.lr), the government is ready to auction Blocks LB-6, LB-7, LB-16 and LB-17 after several failed attempts to sell them.NOCAL on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 published the big decision calling for invitations from interested companies from around the world.“The Government of Liberia,  in association with the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), is pleased to announce the opening of a Liberia Basin Bid Round scheduled for 5 August 2014.“Four undrilled offshore petroleum exploration Blocks (LB-6, LB-7, LB-16 and LB-17), which were the subject of earlier Bid Rounds, have again become available.“The due date for the bids is 31 October 2014. Information about the data available for viewing may be found by clicking on the “Data Available”. On-line data will be available from 7 August 2014 and may be accessed as provided in clause 5.2 of the Bid Invitation Letter. Virtual and physical data rooms will be available to pre-qualified bidders from 11 August 2014.“Also during this period, Road shows will be held as provided in clause 4 of the Bid Invitation Letter. Please register your interest by submitting the on-line form for further details,” NOCAL said in its notice.The bid notice is under the direct supervision of Madam Althea E. Sherman, General Counsel/Chief Operating Officer of the oil company.Interestingly, NOCAL’s pronouncement followed President Johnson Sirleaf’s declaration of a “State of Emergency” on August 6, 2014 to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country. The state of emergency declaration, political commentators believed, was intended to silence protests and anger from the public over the handling of the Ebola crisis so far.The National Legislature, in association with NOCAL,  agreed and announced that government cease to and decline from negotiating any new oil blocks until the necessary reforms are instituted to protect and guard Liberia’s emerging economic powerhouse.Recently, a group of citizens under the banner “Concerned Citizens” staged a protest at the Capitol Building, calling on the Legislature to stick to its  previous commitment, announcing that there have recently been a series of discussions toward selling additional oil blocks.In that protest, the concerned Liberians also stated that over “US$30 million has been allotted to the Legislature as kickback, [so that] they (Legislature) [can] ratify agreements.”Asked about the legitimacy of the group’s allegation, House Speaker J. Alex Tyler declined to comment after a recent meeting between NOCAL and the Legislature was convened and concluded in the Joint Chamber of the Legislature .To date, several reforms embarked upon by government, including an up-to-date National Oil and Gas Policy and the inclusion of gas in the new oil law, are yet to be concluded.In the wake of a “State of Emergency”, political commentators are wondering which legitimate and people-centered negotiations can take place when citizens are banned from expressing their disagreements in so many different ways.Meanwhile, NOCAL announced that it will be holding three events at three separate locations — Lagos, Nigeria pn August 27; London, UK on August 19; and Houston, U.S. on August 21, in connection with these new oil deals.NOCAL’s public relations officers could not be reached to explain why the new blocks have gone on sale in the absence of the promised reforms.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Alaska coach Alex Compton dismisses rumors: ‘Last time I checked I was still coaching the game’

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Alaska head coach Alex Compton dismissed a report that he will no longer be the Aces’ mentor in the 2019 PBA season.Compton called the shots for Alaska in its 85-72 loss to Rain or Shine Sunday in the Aces’ season opener.ADVERTISEMENT His absence in the Aces’ tune-up games were, what he said, got the rumor mill going that he’s been let go.There’s also the issue of the five finals losses he absorbed since 2014 that were the early fuel for the false accusations.“I was gone for two weeks and we had a tune-up game and I wasn’t there and no coaches just leave in the preseason,” said Compton. “So it’s natural that a rumor would start.”“The first person to tell me to go home was Fred and he told me ‘you take care of your family. Family first.’”ADVERTISEMENT Chris Banchero says being shorthanded not an excuse for Aces in loss to ROS Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Last time I checked I was still coaching the game,” said Compton Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Compton added that if he would be fired the first person to tell him would be Alaska team owner Fred Uytengsu and that he’d receive the information in person and not through anything else.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“That’s Fred, he’s awesome to work for,” said Compton, who’s been to several finals with the Aces. “He will sit me down and tell me when it’s time and, when it is and if it happens, then great.”Compton feels that the rumors began to float around during the preseason when he had to fly back to Wisconsin to take care of a personal matter. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock demands Tottenham stay at Wembley for Premier League integrity

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock demands Tottenham stay at Wembley for Premier League integrityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock says Tottenham should be forced to play the season at Wembley.Warnock, whose Cardiff side lost to Tottenham in Wales on Tuesday having also been beaten by them at Wembley, believes it could hand his relegation rivals an advantage if they face Spurs at their new stadium.He said: “They have made so many cock-ups now with the timing the Premier League should enforce it that they play at Wembley for the rest of the season. “There should not be any chance of an advantage for our opponents really. It’s not our fault – we should have been playing Tottenham at their new stadium ourselves.”So I think the Premier League should step in now and make them stay at Wembley for the rest of the season. “They shouldn’t be able to play at their new stadium for six weeks or whatever it is. “It undermines the integrity of the competition.” last_img read more

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Celebrity Items Go Under The Hammer In SAG Awards Auction

first_imgThe SAG Awards Ceremony Auction benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Emergency Assistance programs is currently live at sagawards.org/auction.The auction offers collectibles from nominated films and TV shows such as “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Homeland,” “Les Miserables,” “Lincoln,” “Mad Men” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” Also up for bid are one-of-a-kind experiences, set-visits, and premium items from networks, studios, sponsors and individuals. Bidding began online on January 21, 2013, at 6 p.m. (PT) and concludes on January 31, 2013 at 6 p.m. (PT) at sagawards.org/action.Proceeds from the SAG Awards Ceremony Auction will benefit the SAG Foundation to help sustain its award-winning children’s literacy programs: BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), reading to over 60,000 children monthly in classrooms and hospitals nationwide, and Storyline Online, reaching an average of 750,000 global views each month. The auction also supports the Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance, including the Superstorm Sandy Relief Fund. For additional information, please visit sagfoundation.org. The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring the outstanding film and television performances of 2013 will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).The following is a list of items up for bid at the SAG Awards Ceremony Auction, organized by autographed memorabilia & collectibles, experiences, and premium items.
Autographed Memorabilia and Collectibles:· “The Dick Van Dyke Show” complete DVD series/Blu-Ray box set, signed by Dick Van Dyke and Carl Reiner· “Silver Linings Playbook” DeSean Jackson midnight green football jersey signed by Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver, Paul Herman and DeSean Jackson· “Silver Linings Playbook” DeSean Jackson white jersey/shirt signed by Bradley Cooper, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver and Paul Herman· “Lincoln” script signed by Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field· “Making of Lincoln” book signed by Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field· “Les Miserables” soundtrack signed by Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hooper· “Les Miserables” poster signed by Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hooper and more· “Life of Pi” package that includes “The Making of ‘Life of Pi’” book and movie poster signed by director Ang Lee· “The Paperboy” mounted poster signed by Nicole Kidman· “The Newsroom” script signed by Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and more· “The Chronicles of Downton Abbey” book signed by Hugh Bonneville and cast· “Boardwalk Empire” poster signed by Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald and more· “Mad Men” package that includes a script signed by the cast, seasons 1-5 DVD sets, a T-shirt and travel mug· “Breaking Bad” three-T-shirt package that includes a “Los Pollos Hermanos” tee· “Breaking Bad” two-T-shirt package· “Homeland” package that includes a season one DVD set, T-shirt, coffee mug and dog tags· “Nurse Jackie” season one DVD set and syringe pen· “Chocolate Me!” children’s book, written by Taye Diggs, and T-shirt (size M) signed by Diggs
Experiences:· Tickets to the Season 6 premiere event of “Sons of Anarchy”· Visit to the set of “E! News”· VIP visit to the set of “EXTRA”· Visit to the set of “Entertainment Tonight” and “omg! INSIDER”· In-studio listening date with Lori & Julia at myTalk 107.1last_img read more

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