Outside of politics directly, the media has also felt the squeeze. The city's leading pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, was raided earlier this year, and owner Jimmy Lai appeared in court again Thursday, facing new fraud charges. A producer for public broadcaster RTHK was arrested for her work examining the police, while this week more than two-dozen reporters quit in protest at cuts made by i-Cable, a private broadcaster with a reputation for investigative reportping. … [Read more...] about With arrests and a security law, who is left to fight for democracy in Hong Kong?
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Teams have until 5 p.m. PST on Wednesday to tender contracts to all of their unsigned players. The Giants have an unusually large number of players who are eligible for salary arbitration. The 10 players include outfielders Alex Dickerson, Darin Ruf and Austin Slater, infielder Donovan Solano and pitchers Reyes Moronta and Tyler Anderson. … [Read more...] about Giants add former Twins farmhand to coaching staff as player-arbitration deadline looms
Anderson could have earned a significant raise over his $1.75 million 2020 contract in arbitration. Unless the Giants re-sign him for less, as they did after non-tendering him last year, they will have just one seasoned left-handed starter on their 40-man roster: Andrew Suarez. Conner Menez also could be a candidate, and the club has plenty of time to find others in free agency or trade. … [Read more...] about Giants to keep Dickerson, Slater, Solano, but decline to offer contract to lefty Anderson
“Draymond is going to be anchoring the defense. He’s got to be Draymond’s partner, ultimately,” Kerr said. “Looney learned over his first couple of years. He learned the ropes at the ‘5.’. Looney is going to be so much more advanced than James will be defensively. James has a lot to catch up on. … [Read more...] about Steve Kerr adamant that Warriors’ success will hinge on their ability to play defense
While it is obviously true imprisonment is far worse than having your search results skewed, Lee’s flippant attitude doesn’t account for the reality of the situation. The U.S. government isn’t arresting people for their political views and is legally barred from discriminating against people in employment and other areas due to their politics. … [Read more...] about Google Is A Threat To Freedom — Regardless Of What Mike Lee Says