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first_imgNews News SomaliaAfrica March 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en Organisation Follow the news on Somalia News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalistscenter_img News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia SomaliaAfrica February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Help by sharing this information September 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Shabaab terror continues to threaten news providers The bloody attack against the Westgate mall in Kenya on 21 September 2013 has brought to the international community’s attention the cowardly and terririzing methods used by the Somali militia Al-Shabaab, a long-standing “Ennemy of freedom of information” according to Reporters Without Borders. Since relinquishing control of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in August 2011 and suffering other military setbacks, Al-Shabaab, an enemy of information but apparently a Twitter aficionado, has fallen back on terrorist methods, including bombings and summary executions in which journalists and other news and information providers are too often the victims.Reporters Without Borders has counted more than 45 journalists murdered in Somalia since 2007, with most of these killings attributed to Al-Shabaab. So far, 2012 has been the worst year, with a total of 18 journalists slain. It left Somalia as runner-up to Syria for the title of the world’s deadliest country for news providers. Somalia is ranked 170th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Amongst the medias targeted by the militia, Radio Shabelle, Somalia’s most respected privately-owned radio station and winner of the Reporters Without Borders press freedom prize in 2010, has paid the heavier price. Six of its collaborators have been assassinated since 2009. Six journalists have been killed in targeted attacks in Somalia so far this year. The latest is Ahmed Sharif, a state-owned Radio Mogadishu employee, who was gunned down outside his home on 17 August. Many of the fatal attacks on journalists have used the same method, with the victim being shot at close range by gunmen waiting outside his home. It is a method that Al-Shabaab often uses.Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of The Village, a Mogadishu restaurant frequented by journalists and politicians, on 7 September, two weeks before the first anniversary of a similar attack on the same restaurant that killed three journalists – Liban Ali Nur of Somali National TV, Abdisatar Daher Sabriye of Radio Mogadishu and Abdirahman Yasin Ali of Radio Hamar (Voice of Democracy) – and injured at least four other journalists. The next day, another journalist, Hassan Youssouf Absuge, was murdered by a militia combatant for having covered the attack on Radio Mantaa. At this time, Kenya is host to thousands of Somali refugees, including dozens of journalists in exile who have fled the dictatorial regime imposed up until 2011 by Al-Shabaab, and the dangerous situation that the militia continues to maintain in many parts of Somalia.“The Kenyan population has, until now, demonstrated an incredible solidarity, queuing up to give blood and help the injured. We hope that Somalis living in Kenya, will not be made to suffer. We wish in particular that the exiled Somali journalists, who are best placed to report what is happening inside their country, are allowed to work freely.”• More information about Somalia• Al-Shabaab, Predator of Freedom of Information• The RWB press freedom indexPhoto: Somali militia, Al-Shabaab (Mohamed Dahir – AFP) January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img to go further IntroductionA fact-finding mission went to the department of Arauca on 28-29 November to assess freedom expression. Five organisations took part: Reporters Without Borders, the Press and Society Institute (Instituto Prensa y Sociedad, IPYS), the Press Freedom Foundation (Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa, FLIP), the Antonio Nariño Project (Proyecto Antonio Nariño) and the rapid response unit of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), which provided support.The mission was prompted by the recent murder of Efraín Varela, the region’s most influential journalist, and by reports from journalists in Arauca that they have been threatened. The fact that three of the department’s municipalities have been declared a rehabilitation zone was an additional reason.The mission concentrated on the municipalities of Arauca and Saravena, where it interviewed 15 journalists working for local and national media, and five news media owners or managers. The following civilian and military authorities were also interviewed: the commander of the rehabilitation zone, the commander of the Arauca police, the mayor of the city of Arauca, the attorney general, the departmental interior secretary, the DAS director, the ombudsman and two members of the public prosecutor’s office. The mission also spoke with civil society and church representatives in Arauca.Background: the presence of armed groups The eastern department of Arauca has been marked by the presence of armed groups: the 10th and 45th Fronts of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Domingo Laín Front and ABC Column of the National Liberation Army (ELN), and – since last year – counter-insurgent paramilitary groups, namely the Victors of Arauca Column and a supposed Capital Column in the municipality of Arauca. Since 22 September, three of the region’s municipalities (Arauca, Arauquita and Saravena) form part of a rehabilitation and consolidation zone decreed by the government, where the military presence has been increased.This zone includes the Caño Limón oil wells and the start of the pipeline that has been blown up more than 700 times. The ELN and, more recently, the FARC have had a significant impact in the region, even influencing decisions on spending and investment of oil royalties. Currently, almost all the mayors and councillors have been threatened by the FARC, with the result that many have resigned and some have been killed. This year has also seen acts of terrorism that have had serious consequences for the civilian population. Furthermore, Arauca is of strategic importance because of its long frontier with Venezuela and its coca crop, with some 8,000 hectares under cultivation, according to official estimates.The presence of paramilitary groups in the department has been known since September 2001 and has contributed to an increase in violence in the region. These groups are blamed for the 28 June murder of journalist Efraín Varela, which dealt a major setback to press freedom in the department, as he was the region’s most respected journalist and the one with the most listeners, and because the purpose of his murder was clearly to silence him, as this fact-finding mission confirmed.Journalism is still in its early stages in Arauca. Most of the news that circulates in the department is produced in the municipality of Arauca, where there are four radio stations with regional coverage: La Voz del Cinaruco (affiliated to Caracol Radio) , Meridiano 70 (which is independent) , La Voz del Río Arauca (affiliated to RCN Radio) and Radio DIC (a community radio station). There are two stations with local coverage – Sarare Estéreo and Tame Estéreo, based respectively in the municipalities of Saravena and Tame – and an army radio station.Two privately-owned television networks, RCN Televisión and Caracol TV, have a correspondent in Arauca and there is a community television station, Canal 4. As for print media, there are just two monthlies, El Corredor and Nueva Frontera.The press community consists of some 30 journalists of whom only 20 per cent are university-educated. About 80 per cent of them combine their press work with business or political activities.Attacks against press freedom in AraucaIt has not been easy to work as a journalist in Arauca in the past two decades. A radio station, Radio Caribabare, was blown up in 1984. Three journalists have been murdered in the past 11 years. Henry Rojas Monje, correspondent for the national daily El Tiempo, was gunned down in December 1991. An army officer was convicted of being behind this murder, and a professional soldier was convicted of carrying it out. Iván Darío Pelayo, director of the radio station Llanorámica, was murdered in August 1995, and Varela, owner and director of the radio station Meridiano 70, was killed in June.Mario Parra, a journalist with the radio station La Voz del Cinaruco, had to flee the country in early 2000 after receiving threats in April 1999. Marta Rojas, a journalist with Savarena, also had to flee the region in 1994 to ensure her safety. A bomb went off outside the home of Zoraida Ariza, La Voz del Cinaruco’s correspondent in Saravena, in February 2001. This took place after she broadcast a report on 22 February 2001 on public order disturbances by the ELN in the region. These threats are attributed to the guerrilla groups.In short, attacks against press freedom are not a new phenomenon in Arauca, and army members, guerrilla groups and paramilitary groups have all been implicated in them. Efraín Varela: a murder that changed the way journalism is practised Varela, 53, was gunned down by unknown assailants on 28 June at Km 5 of the road from Arauca to Caño Limón as he was returning home from a class at the National University. For the past eight years he had presented a news programme and, during election campaigns, a programme called “Let’s talk politics.” He was a lawyer and graduate of the External University of Colombia, with postgraduate degrees in public law and conflict resolution. As a journalist, he had founded Radio Caribabare in Saravena and was a correspondent for La Voz del Cinaruco. He also wrote for the newspaper El Espectador from Arauca. He was president of the Arauca Departmental Peace Commission from 1999 to 2001, mayor of Saravena and Arauca councillor.According to sources who spoke to the mission, Varela was known as an outspoken journalist who criticized guerrillas, paramilitaries, the army and the civilian authorities alike. His radio station had many listeners in Arauca department and many civil society organisations viewed him as model campaigning journalist. According to journalists, listeners, civil society groups and the Church, his murder had a radical impact on the way journalism is practised in the department. Now most of the news programmes limit themselves to reading the army’s press releases and reporting light news such as birthdays and social activities.Eye-witnesses of Varela’s murder told the prosecutor’s office that Félix Cruz Bata was among those who carried it out. Known as “Comandante Tolima,” Cruz Bata leads a paramilitary group that began operating in the city of Arauca on 21 June. Varela had criticised this, and the army’s failure to react to the group’s presence. Witnesses who asked not to be identified said there was an army presence less than one kilometre from the paramilitary roadblock where Varela was murdered. They also reported a complete absence of military forces since the murder, along with the absence of a serious investigation.It is true that investigators did link Cruz Bata to the case on 30 July and issued a warrant for his arrest. However, the commander of the rehabilitation zone, General Carlos Lemus, told the fact-finding mission that Cruz Bata was killed while fighting alongside his troops a few months earlier in place known as La Antioqueña. Since 28 October, the subsection of the prosecutor’s office responsible for investigating attacks against the press has been trying to establish whether Cruz Bata is dead or alive.After Varela’s murder, the length of Meridiano 70’s news programme was reduced from two and a half hours to one hour and it now has only two journalists, instead of the six it had before (including correspondents). Furthermore, at the decision of the current directors, only official bulletins are read out, almost all of them coming from the XVIII Army Brigade. Journalists on blacklists Presumed paramilitaries of the Victors of Arauca Column circulated several communiques in which they declared the region’s journalists and news media in general to be a military target. The last communiqué, dated 24 September, names five journalists of whom three are identified as enemies and the other two as “persons who have the chance to change and cooperate.” After a long list of names, the communique ends by warning: “we are watching them, just as we are watching other advisers, teachers, unionists, street vendors, journalists…”This mission also received information about the following two cases:• Rodrigo Ávila, correspondent for Caracol TV and a journalist with the community radio station Radio DIC, who in the past also worked with Varela for Meridiano 70. Ávila was not only on the list just mentioned. He also got a call at his home on 3 July from a man describing himself as a member of the paramilitary group Victors of Arauca, who told him: “You have 72 hours to get out of the region.” Ávila went to Bogota with the support of Caracol TV but returned to Arauca on 25 July. Thereafter, he was assigned a bodyguard by day until he decided to dispense with this measure because he considered it to be inadequate. However, he still hopes to obtain communications equipment and a bullet-proof vest although his request for these items was not granted by the interior ministry’s protection programme for journalists.• Carmen Rosa Pabón, La Voz del Cinaruco’s news director. In addition to being on the list, she was warned by state security sources that the FARC might try to kill her. She left the region and the format of her programme changed completely. Now it carries only official bulletins and light news of no consequence. Her radio station has also constantly been the target of threats and warnings by the guerrillas.Luis Eduardo Alfonso, a journalist with Meridiano 70, and Augusto Báez of the radio station Tame Estéreo also temporarily left the region.There have been two other cases of threats against persons involved with the news media in Arauca but in this mission’s view, the threats could be linked to their political activity. They are Luis Guedes, an announcer with La Voz de Cinaruco, who is also an Arauca councillor, and José Dil Gutiérrez, who worked on Varela’s programme “Let’s talk politics” and who was also the press officer of one of the candidates for governor in Arauca.This mission is extremely concerned about the vulnerability of these journalists and the slow response of the various government departments that are required by article 73 of the constitution to protect journalists in their work. It is clear that journalists in Arauca do not enjoy the basis security measures they need to cover the conflict. Constraints on the press: “There is no more news in Arauca” The direct and indirect threats against the press by the guerrillas and the paramilitaries have greatly limited their ability to freely report the news. To avoid problems, many journalists in Arauca just carry the official communiques issued by the police and XVIII Army Brigade. “The army doesn’t like us to interview the guerrillas. At times, they let us know that they do not like certain things we run,” one journalist said. Most of the journalists are afraid to go out of the towns and do not do investigative reporting. Many news media decided not to run any of the releases put out by civil society organisations for fear of reprisals from the authorities. “There is no more news in Arauca,” some of the civil society organisations said.The community radio station Radio DIC has not broadcast its news programme in the municipalities of Saravena, Arauquita, Tame and Fortul since 13 November as a result of pressure from a senior army officer. This came after Radio DIC broadcast a statement from a civil society organisation on 12 November accusing army personnel of abuses against the civilian population in one of these municipalities.Varela’s family confirmed to the mission that Meridiano 70 was the subject of an investigation by the communications ministry as a result of army complaint after Varela and Ávila broadcast an interview with an ELN chief. Gen. Lemus, the zone military commander, confirmed that he had made several complaints to the communications ministry against news media which, in his view, defended criminal activity. However, he claimed to be unaware of the Meridiano 70 case.Furthermore, this mission learned that an unidentified armed group ordered a television station to stop filming news reports related to selective killings carried out in one municipality. The television station decided to limit its coverage of the murders to the information provided by the army in its official communiques.Without a doubt, the army’s constant monitoring of the content of the news carried by the local media, the many complaints it has filed, and its comments to journalists about its satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their news reporting have the effect of veiled or direct pressure on the news media. Nowadays in Arauca almost all the news that is published comes from just one source, the armed forces.It must be stressed that journalists have little access to information from civilian sources, whether government or private, as the prevailing climate of intimidation means that few civilian officials or members of the community are ready to talk to the press.Right to informationAlthough the mayor of Arauca told this mission that the way freedom of expression was exercised in his city was “exaggerated,” we found that the Arauca population’s right to information is restricted.The plurality and quality of information have been hit by the elimination of a news programme in Saravena, the reduction in the length of news programming, and the reduction in the range of sources. The fact that 80 per cent of the advertising in the Arauca news media comes from official sources – and is allocated without the use of transparent criteria – poses a serious problem. When ask to rate the degree of freedom of expression they enjoy in their work on a scale from one (no freedom) to ten (total freedom), journalists in Arauca responded with an average rating of four.The quality of information may also be affected in the department of Arauca by the fact that most of the news media are owned by politicians and several journalists receive fees from a Congressman to keep his name in the news. However, in any country that respects press freedom, partisan news media are a normal part of the press spectrum and are accepted participants in the democratic debate as long as the do not incite racism or any other form of discrimination.Recommendations- That the participants in the armed conflict should respect press freedom as the guarantee of society’s right to be informed and that this principle should be included in any humanitarian accords. According to the first additional protocol to the Geneva Conventions, journalists must be treated as civilians and must be protected as such. The work of journalists guarantees the right of citizens to information and they be should guaranteed the ability to work in an independent free and responsible manner, as envisaged by article 73 of the constitution.- That the Colombian armed forces should avoid stigmatizing journalists and news media because of the news they publish. It is a journalist’s legitimate right to consult a source, and does not mean the journalist identifies with the source’s interests. Quoting a group that is outside the law may in no way be considered a crime. According to article 5 of the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression adopted in October 2000 by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR): “Restrictions to the free circulation of ideas and opinions, as well as the arbitrary imposition of information and the imposition of obstacles to the free flow of information violate the right to freedom of expression.”- That the office of the public prosecutor should pursue the investigation of Varela’s murder, that the security forces should arrest those who were behind the murder and those who carried it out, and that they should be tried according to the rule of law.- That the office of the public prosecutor should investigate the origin of the threats against journalists described in this report, and that the judicial authorities should act so that those responsible should not remain unpunished.- That the interior ministry’s programme for protecting journalists should move quickly to provide appropriate security measure for journalists at risk, especially Ávila.- That the authorities of the department of Arauca should explain the criteria used to allocate official advertising in the news media and should publish an annual report of what has been allocated. Article 13 of the IACHR’s Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression states that “the arbitrary and discriminatory placement of official advertising and government loans… threaten freedom of expression, and must be explicitly prohibited by law.”- That the national and international news media should send special correspondents to support the news coverage of what is happening in the region.- That the local news media should implement the security measures proposed in the “Charter for the Safety of Journalists Working in War Zones or Dangerous Areas” that was drawn up at the beginning of this year on the initiative of Reporters Without Borders (read the charter).- That the international community should support training programmes for the news media and journalists in Arauca. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America May 13, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News RSF_en ColombiaAmericas Organisation December 20, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arauca : News in danger News October 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Reports Follow the news on Colombia Fact-finding mission – 28-29 November 2002Enquiry by Reporters Without Borders (Paris), Press Freedom Foundation (Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa, FLIP, Bogota), the Press and Society Institute (Instituto Prensa y Sociedad, IPYS, Lima), the Antonio Nariño Project (Proyecto Antonio Nariño, Bogota), and the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA, Miami). 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first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and pitcher Dylan Floro both took Ravizza’s sports psychology classes while they were student-athletes at Fullerton.“When you think things are so terrible for you, he was able to give you a perspective to make you feel like what you’re going through is not really anything bad at all,” Turner said. “It could be way worse. It was an iconic voice. If he was in another room and you heard him talking, you knew exactly who it was. ‘Yo – JT! Ya workin’ it?’ Nothing like it. An incredible guy.”Ravizza earned a Ph.D. from USC in 1973 and began teaching on the Fullerton campus in 1977. His courses included stress management, applied sports psychology and the philosophical and historic perspective of human movement. He also served as an adviser to undergraduate and graduate students of applied sports psychology.“He was one of Fullerton’s secret weapons,” former CSF gymnastics coach Lynn Rogers told the Southern California News Group in 2014.In 2004, a Fullerton baseball team featuring Turner and seven other future major leaguers won the College World Series. After a slow start to their season, Turner said the Titans began keeping a miniature toilet in their dugout to “flush away” bad at-bats. “He had a lot to do with our championship,” Turner said. “We started off 15-16 that year and had many, many Ken Ravizza sessions. … He put the little portable toilet in our dugout, talked about flushing away the bad at-bats, flushing away the bad results and moving on, getting to the next pitch. A lot of things I still talk about on a daily basis here are directly from him.”A scholarship for kinesiology students at Fullerton, the Ken Ravizza Scholarship in Performance Enhancement and Sport Psychology, was established in 2015.Ravizza and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon worked together for 30 years, according to the team’s official website. Maddon was responsible for bringing Ravizza to the Cubs’ staff after both worked for the Angels and Tampa Bay Rays. The Cubs won the World Series in 2016.“I think he’s one of the best in the business,” Maddon told SCNG in 2017.“His impact on so many is immeasurable and his legacy will be a lasting one,” Angels VP of Communications Tim Mead wrote on Twitter. “Ken used not only his professional skills, but his genuine compassion, honesty, and caring for each individual he connected with.”Ravizza and Dr. Tom Hanson co-authored the book Heads-Up Baseball 2.0 in 2017, which outlined many of Ravizza’s techniques for athletes of all ages and ability levels.“What I took away from him I still do it to this day,” Floro said. “If you watch me with my glove, I use his breathing technique. I get set, take my deep breath and focus every now and then when I need to I find my focal point. Those are things I took from him.”“Ken Man was a true pioneer in the mental skills field for baseball and someone who I continually credit for helping me get where I am today,” Giants third baseman Evan Longoria wrote in a social media post. “I’m eternally grateful for the things I learned from him. The baseball world lost a good one.”Staff Writer Bill Plunkett contributed to this story.This morning the sports world lost one of the best mental game coaches to ever do it. There’s no doubt in my mind I would have never made it to the big leagues without @KenRavizza1. He always had a different perspective and I’ll never forget his voice! #YouWorkinIt RIP Kenny— Justin Turner (@redturn2) July 9, 2018 We will miss our Ken Ravizza! Big loss for all. We are grateful for every minute you spent with UCLA SOFTBALL! My favorite Ken Ravizza message to every hitter, “Walk slowly to the plate … and be BIG in the box” & say “Get on the rubber !&?$”. It’s works. 💙💛— Kelly Inouye-Perez (@Coach_Inouye) July 9, 2018 Ken Ravizza was my mentor, a friend, and I loved him. He took me under his wing when I was 21 and never stopped helping me. Our last conversation was on Sunday. He made sure that I was “still working the process and learning every day”. I’m devastated that we won’t talk again. https://t.co/kOogjqxgBw— Andy McKay (@AndyMcKayHG) July 9, 2018 I was saddened this morning to hear of the loss of Ken Ravizza. Ken Man was a true pioneer in the mental skills field for baseball and someone who I continually credit for helping me get… https://t.co/rmYKyakJpy— Evan Longoria (@Evan3Longoria) July 9, 2018 Dr. Ken Ravizza, a sports psychologist whose work touched generations in Southern California and beyond, died Sunday. He was 70.Ravizza taught in the kinesiology department on the campus of Cal State Fullerton over parts of five decades. His professional clients included the Angels, with whom he began working in 1985. He had been a consultant to the Chicago Cubs since 2015.A resident of Redondo Beach, Ravizza met with players from the Dodgers and Cubs in person during a series at Dodger Stadium in June. On July 2, Ravizza was hospitalized after suffering an apparent heart attack.Ravizza was a pioneer in the field of applied sports psychology consulting. The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology cites him as having started consulting in 1973. His clients included amateur and professional athletes in a variety of sports. Since 2010, Ravizza was also the sports psychologist for the UCLA baseball team.last_img read more


first_img“He’s just incredibly engaged and locked in. This is the best I’ve seen him play all year,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Draymond has to play hard to do what he does. I think the playoffs have energized him.”Green is at his best on the big stage and playing just on the edge — pushing boundaries by being just physical enough without crossing the line, dishing out just enough trash talk, though others may beg to differ.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJust as Barkley did.Green flaps his mouth with the best of them in what many might consider over-the-top gamesmanship, engaging with Rajon Rondo — Green praised his opponent afterward — in what became a testy matchup during the Warriors’ five-game series win against the Pelicans. He tangled with Anthony Davis, too. After being told that Kerr called veteran Andre Iguodala the “baby sitter” on the floor, Green had fun with it: “I need a baby sitter.”And he hardly considered standing next to the Pelicans’ huddle any kind of infraction. Official Josh Tiven told Green to move.“I said, ‘Hey that ain’t no huddle, I’m just standing over here like they standing over here,’” Green said. “It was fun. They was watching something of us. It was pretty good.”Green finished the night with 19 points, 14 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and two blocked shots. About his usual.The Warriors want him to continue doing his thing, his way.“Nothing surprises me but always just kind of impressed and you don’t want to take a talent like that for granted, what he brings every single night,” teammate Stephen Curry said. “It’s fun to watch, the intensity he plays with and timely plays on both ends of the floor, it’s what a gamer does and that’s what he’s been his whole career. Earlier in his career, never, rarely showed up in the stats sheet like his stuff is there right now — right now, it’s the whole package, and it’s amazing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Sapporo seems to have second thoughts about 2026 Olympic bid ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Next up is a date with James Harden, Chris Paul and the top-seeded Houston Rockets.“I live for playoff basketball,” Green said. “It’s the most fun time of the year for me, but just, you know, locking in and focusing.”Tensions will certainly be high in these long-anticipated Western Conference Finals. Everybody who plays with Green loves him, and those who have to face him rarely enjoy themselves. He’s a menace on both ends, blocking shots, pounding the boards, flying out of bounds to save loose balls, celebrating with a roar or flex of his biceps.“Like I’ve said to you guys time and time again, he can basically play all the positions on the floor,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “That’s what makes it really difficult to play against them, just the versatility that those guys have.”Against New Orleans, Green averaged 14.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 10.0 assists. The Warriors are 26-0 overall in games where Green has a triple-double, 4-0 in the playoffs.In the final two games of the first round against San Antonio, he had 18 rebounds then a playoff career-high 19 boards, then another 15 in Game 1 against the Pelicans with a triple-double. He was one rebound shy of another triple-double in Game 2 and short by one assist in the 113-104 Game 5 clincher Tuesday night.“I guess that’s great to be the first person in the history of a franchise to do something, but nonetheless, you don’t get triple-doubles by yourself,” Green said. “You don’t get rebounds by yourself. You need everyone else boxing out on the court. I don’t score points by myself. I’ve got great teammates that find me and give me great shots, and I don’t make the baskets on the pass that I deliver to them.“So I don’t get fooled into thinking, ‘Oh, I averaged a triple-double in the series because of me.’”Green hardly could have expected his fiery style to bring on a death threat, and he brushed it off with little concern. The Warriors increased their security, even if comedian Andrew Polk apologized for his social media post saying Green should be shot.Green has swiftly moved forward. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames FILE – In this April 28, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) reacts after feeding an alley-oop pass for a dunk by Kevin Durant, left, during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series in Oakland, Calif. Green’s phenomenal, do-everything postseason has featured Charles Barkley declaring he’d like to punch the emotional Golden State star in the face, a death threat from a crazy fan who Green encouraged to get the help he needs and an attempt to listen in on the Pelicans huddle. Oh, and it just so happens he also became the first Warriors player to ever average a triple-double in a postseason series in the process. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)OAKLAND, Calif. — Draymond Green’s remarkable postseason has pushed beyond basketball, featuring Charles Barkley declaring he’d like to punch the emotional Golden State forward, a death threat from a frustrated fan who Green encouraged to get the help he needs, and an attempt by the All-Star to listen in on the Pelicans huddle.Oh, and it just so happens Green also became the first Warriors player to ever average a triple-double in a postseason series.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green’s enormous personality prompted TNT analyst Barkley to go off and declare, “I want to punch him in the face, I really do.”No biggie, Green just fired back.“He’s seen me a million times. If he feels that strongly about it then punch me in my face when you see me,” Green said. “If you’re not going to punch me in my face when you see me then shut up. It’s no different than somebody sitting behind a computer screen tweeting, ‘I’ll knock you out,’ and you never see them in life. Well he’s seen me a bunch of times and he’ll see me again this year. Punch me in the face or if not, no one cares what you would have done. You’re old and it is what it is.”Barkley later apologized and called his comments inappropriate.Green is in the middle of everything for the defending champion Warriors, and that’s right where they want him as they try for a repeat title.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more


first_imgLyon reject Man City offer for Tanguy Ndombeleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon have rejected an offer from Manchester City for Tanguy Ndombele.The Times says City have bid £45m for the 22-year-old, who impressed twice in the meetings with Lyon in the Champions League.However, Lyon are said to have rejected the reported bid, and are looking for at least £75m for the French international.City have also been linked with Ndombele’s teammate Houssem Aouar, with recent reports claiming they are prepared to bid £54m for Lyon’s other midfield general.It is unlikely City will bid for both players, and 20-year-old Aouar left a lasting impression on Pep Guardiola in the 2-2 draw in Lyon this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgTagsMLS NewsSpanish Football NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​La Liga partners with Sling TV in USby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLa Liga has signed a content partnership with Sling TV for the 2019/20 season, including non-match broadcasts and promotional material, via a dedicated channel on the US TV streaming service, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The channel, called Sling TV La Liga Ambassadors Club, gives subscribers to the streaming platform access to content featuring former and current stars from the Spanish league as part of a tie-up with Facebook Live.Sling TV, which currently provides subscribers access to all La Liga regular season matches via an arrangement with the league’s US broadcaster partner BeIN Sports, will also offer users a chance to gain unique La Liga experiences and merchandise via platform-based competitions.The arrangement was announced by La Liga North America, a joint venture between Spanish soccer’s top-flight and Relevent Sports Group, the soccer events and media business in North America and Asia.As part of the agreement, Sling TV will feature weekly segments on the Luis Garcia Show and the Jimmy Conrad Show, hosted by Luis Garcia in Spanish and Jimmy Conrad in English respectively.Facebook users can also watch exclusive commentary ahead of the top four matches of the week via La Liga’s Facebook page. This comes as an addition to coverage available via Sling TV’s Best of Spanish TV service and its World Sports streaming package.La Liga North America’s chief executive, Boris Gartner, added: “Sling TV recognises the importance and growing demand for soccer and together we have a unique opportunity to bring La Liga and its clubs closer to fans in the United States.”Sling TV is available on smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers, smart phones and other streaming devices. last_img read more


first_imgTerry Beckner Jr. tears up as he commits to Mizzou.Five-star defensive tackle Terry Beckner Jr. is an imposing figure, standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 293 pounds. Beckner possesses an impressive physical stature but showed an equally powerful emotional side as he broke down in tears this morning before announcing his decision to sign with Missouri. Beckner hails from East St. Louis, Ill., a city that has been hit hard by poverty and crime. It’s awesome seeing how much this moment meant for Beckner and the family members that surrounded him. Good luck to the young man as he stays local.last_img


first_imgtyvis powell and cardale jones pose for selfie at spring game.Twitter/@Landgrant33Cardale Jones and Tyvis Powell are extremely close, to the point where Powell often refers to the big quarterback as his “son.” They are also well known for pulling pranks on one another and cracking jokes at the other’s expense. During today’s Ohio State spring game, the Powell got the best of Jones, intercepting a pass. Jones, who is wearing a non-contact jersey, put a lick on Powell after the pick, but Powell definitely gets the best of his friend with the celebration, where he pretended to take a selfie with him.TYVIS POWELL FAKE SELFIE CELEBRATION DOT MP4 pic.twitter.com/6tqSrmdytk— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) April 18, 2015Jones and Powell are two of the most entertaining players in college football, and they also happen to be among the best on a team that is favored to repeat as national champions. Expect to see more of their comedic stylings as we head towards the 2015 season.last_img read more


first_imgMauldin added that the community, much like the B.C. Peace Region, also offers photographers a chance to capture other Insta-worthy phenomena, including native wildlife, waterfalls, and the Northern Lights.Indeed, many B.C. residents have also shared their photos of the Peace River Valley on Instagram as well. PEACE RIVER, A.B. – Travel website Expedia has named the Alberta community of Peace River as one of the Top 5 places in Canada to snap a photo worthy of sharing on the social media platform Instagram.Expedia author Karli Mauldin says that the ideal photo can be captured from the Misery Mountain Ski Centre, which is located in the Upper West Peace neighbourhood of Peace River.“It’s a family-friendly and affordable ski area with over 26 runs,” writes Mauldin. “You can get some great Insta-worthy photos of the Peace River Valley during a winter day in between your ski and snowboarding lessons. Don’t forget to take a stroll in Riverfront Park, which is one of the best places to take pictures in town. You’ll even see a statue of the town’s legend, 12 Foot Davis.” Peace River was ranked fifth on the list, behind Smithers, Yellowknife, Thunder Bay, and Sherbrooke, Quebec.Story courtesy Expedia: https://www.expedia.ca/travelblog/instagram-worthy-place-canada/last_img read more


first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission says it is investigating a series of earthquakes that took place Thursday evening in the province’s northeast.The commission says the seismic events struck between 16 kilometres southwest and 25 kilometres southeast of Fort St. John.It says operations in the area were immediately shut down as a precaution and mitigation strategies will be put into place for any operations linked to seismic events. Earthquakes Canada reported a 4.5 magnitude quake just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday that was felt in Fort St. John, Taylor, Chetwynd and Dawson Creek.Honn Kao of the Geological Survey of Canada says the probability is “very high” that the earthquake was caused by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the process used in oil and gas extraction.He says his organization is working with the oil and gas commission to conduct further investigation.last_img read more

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