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Markieff Morris will run it back with the Lakers on 1-year deal

Last month on his way out of AdventHealth Arena, Markieff Morris paused near a group of reporters, cradling the Larry O’Brien Trophy under his arm. “She look good, don’t she?” he asked with a beaming grin. “She look great.” Now the man who carried the championship trophy out of the building looks to bring it back to Staples Center next year. On Monday morning, Morris posted a picture of himself in celebration with the trophy, with the caption: “Run it back!” The 31-year-old has signed a one-year...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Staples Center, Detroit Pistons, Lakers, Morris, The Lakers, Clippers, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee


UK: New Foreign Direct Investment Oversight Controls To Be Introduced In The UK - Walker Morris

On 11 November 2020, the UK government published draft new legislation (the National Security and Investment Bill) for the establishment of the UK's new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
Tags: UK, News, Bill, Morris, National Security and Investment


It’s Kawhi Leonard’s turn to help Serge Ibaka feel at home in L.A.

The good-natured banter between then-Toronto Raptors teammates Serge Ibaka and Kawhi Leonard in an April 2019 episode of “How Hungry Are You?,” Ibaka’s one-of-a-kind cooking show on YouTube, is both amusing and revealing, considering how rarely Leonard lets the world enjoy his sense of humor. In it, Ibaka asks his guest the question everyone in Canada wanted to know at the time: “Are you coming back?” “I don’t know yet,” Leonard says. “You better, brother.” “What type of question is that, though...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Nba, Kansas, Rockets, Houston, Detroit, Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors, Orlando, Lakers, Marcus


"Morris lived for many years with her gravestone standing in the corner of her library, the ne plus ultra of memento moris."

"She was an inveterate traveler but also prized her house in the Welsh village of Llanystumdwy; she wrote often about its snuggly, hyggelig qualities. Death for her may be something akin to merely being in, to borrow the words of the novelist Joshua Cohen, a bed with a lid. 'I am attracted to decline, to the melancholy spectacle of things that get old and die,' Morris told Leo Lerman in a Paris Review interview. She also joked that when she departed, the headlines would read, 'Sex Change Author ...
Tags: Travel, Death, Writing, Law, Wales, Aging, Looks, Transgender, Canada, Language, William Shakespeare, Lincoln, John, Times, Jan Morris, James


Jan Morris: She sensed she was ‘at the very end of things’. What a life it was …

In her final interview just before the first lockdown, the renowned travel writer spoke cheerfully of her last journeyUsually, nine months after meeting someone, interviewing them and writing about them for the newspaper, you would expect one or two details of the encounter to stay alive in your mind. But my recollection of the day in late February that I visited Jan Morris at her home in north-west Wales is not like that. Every moment remains vivid.Perhaps, you might say, this is because my pre...
Tags: Books, Wales, Society, UK News, Transgender, Culture, Travel Writing, Jan Morris, Morris, north west Wales, History books, Criccieth


Jan Morris, Legendary Travel Writer And Memoirist, 94

Morris established her reputation with dispatches from Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary’s climb of Mount Everest – she went 3/4 of the way up herself – and continued as a journalist interviewing everyone from Che Guevara to Guy Burgess. In a book review, “Anatole Broyard extolled Ms. Morris’s travel books as ‘oddly reassuring, showing us that there are more ways of experiencing cultures than most of us supposed.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Mount Everest, Che Guevara, Morris, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Guy Burgess, Anatole Broyard, 11.21.20, Jan Morris Legendary Travel


Travel writer and journalist Jan Morris dies at 94

Morris wrote more than 40 books including a notable trilogy about Britain's empire, Pax Britannica.
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Clippers have big decisions looming on eve of free agency

Ready or not, here it comes: With the NBA’s hurry-up offseason in full swing, free agency will open officially on Friday at 3 p.m. PT. In win-now mode, the Clippers are willing to make moves – as evidenced by their coaching change last month and three draft-night trades Wednesday – ahead of the Dec. 22 start of the season. After giving up three first-round picks, two pick swaps, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari to bring aboard Paul George – and, with him, Kawhi Leonard – a season ago...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Green, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Espn, Detroit, Rajon Rondo, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, Orlando, Lakers, Oklahoma City


How Errol Morris Became Obsessed with — and Figured Out — the Truth of a Famous War Photograph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8QVBt2hh9M Errol Morris didn’t go all the way to the Crimean Peninsula just because of a sentence written by Susan Sontag. “No,” he once explained to a friend, “it was actually two sentences.” Found in Regarding the Pain of Others, Sontag’s late book-length essay on war photography, these lines deal with the fact that “many of the canonical images of early war photography turn out to have been staged, or to have had their subjects tampered with.” Take Val...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Photography, College, History, New York Times, Vox, Seoul, Tennyson, Morris, Valley, Abraham Lincoln, Facebook Twitter, Errol Morris, Fenton, Susan Sontag


UK: Privilege – Chapter From The Little Green Book Of Dispute Resolution - Walker Morris

A lack of understanding and a loss of privilege, however, can prove fatal to a case.
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Was This Famous War Photo Staged?

In 2007, Errol Morris wrote a three-part series for the NY Times about a pair of photos taken by Roger Fenton of the Crimean War in 1855. Taken from the same position on the same day, one of the photographs shows cannonballs scattered on a road while in the other photo, the road is clear of cannonballs. Which one, Morris wondered, was taken first and why? I spent a considerable amount of time looking at the two photographs and thinking about the two sentences. Sontag, of course, does not cl...
Tags: Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Morris, Errol Morris, Fenton, Sontag, Roger Fenton, Coleman Lowndes, Vox Darkroom, Coleman Lowndes Crimean War Errol Morris


Lamorne Morris’ Woke Renewed for a Second Season at Hulu

Lamorne Morris’ Woke Renewed for a Second Season at Hulu According to Deadline, Hulu has officially decided to renew Keith Knight’s comedy series Woke for an 8-episode second season. This renewal comes after over two months since the Lamorne Morris-led series had debuted its first season back in September to solid reviews from critics and audiences. RELATED: Animaniacs Reboot Trailer Takes On the 21st Century PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.g...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, America, San Francisco, TV News, Streaming, Hulu, Will Gluck, Morris, Keef, Knight, John Will, ComingSoon, Lamorne Morris, Woke


There’s Something Going Wrong With The Polls — At Least When Trump is On The Ballot

This year, none of the big prognosticators nailed that brag-worthy, March Madness-bracket-esque, rub-it-in-your-face perfect electoral map forecast. Some got damn close: Sabato’s Crystal Ball team at the University of Virginia nailed 49 of the 50 states. Only pesky North Carolina tripped them up. Cook Political Report did similarly well, though its sole error was giving Georgia to President Donald Trump. Georgia going blue but North Carolina staying red was the most consistent trip-up for ele...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, Georgia, Hillary Clinton, House, Biden, University Of Virginia, North Carolina, Donald Trump, New York Magazine, Economist, Polls, Trump, Morris, Wang


2020 CMA Awards: Watch Performances From Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, & Dan + Say With Justin Bieber

Last night, the Country Music Association held its annual CMA Awards in Nashville. The idea was for this to be a “no drama” evening — a regular in-person event, like the kinds we used to get before the pandemic. That’s not quite what happened. Various announced performers — Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Rascal Flatts, Lady A, Jenee Fleenor — had to pull out of the show because of positive COVID tests. Margo Price criticized the show for trying to stay whitewashed and apolitical in a time when...
Tags: Music, News, Church, Justin Bieber, Nashville, Associated Press, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Margo Price, Old Dominion, Morris, Dan + Shay, Bieber, Maren Morris


CMA Awards 2020: Maren Morris dedicates win to 'amazing Black women' who pioneered country music

"There are so many amazing Black women that pioneer and continue to pioneer this genre," Morris said.          [Author: Nashville Tennessean]
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2020 CMA Awards: Watch Performances From Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, & Dan + Shay With Justin Bieber

Last night, the Country Music Association held its annual CMA Awards in Nashville. The idea was for this to be a “no drama” evening — a regular in-person event, like the kinds we used to get before the pandemic. That’s not quite what happened. Various announced performers — Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Rascal Flatts, Lady A, Jenee Fleenor — had to pull out of the show because of positive COVID tests. Margo Price criticized the show for trying to stay whitewashed and apolitical in a time when...
Tags: Music, News, Church, Justin Bieber, Nashville, Associated Press, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Margo Price, Old Dominion, Morris, Dan + Shay, Bieber, Maren Morris


Maren Morris Wins Three CMA Awards; Eric Church Named Entertainer of the Year

Maren Morris won a leading three awards at Wednesday’s 2020 CMA Awards, bringing home three, for single of the year, song of the year and female vocalist of the year. It was the first win in any of those categories for Morris, whose song “The Bones” was a smash in both the pop and country […]
Tags: Cma Awards, News, Awards, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Old Dominion, Morris, Little Big Town, Eric, Lee Brice, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen, Lady A


Lakers face tough decisions during shortened offseason

With the ink still drying on key details of the next NBA season, the offseason will thrust forward with uncommon urgency as teams scramble to ready themselves for the Dec. 1 start of training camp. For the Lakers, the seven-week break is as short as any team – and yet their stakes as defending champions might be the highest. What do the shortened schedule and new terms mean for them? While General Manager Rob Pelinka was largely vindicated by the 2020 title run, threading a needle of quick and e...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Lakers, Morris, The Lakers, Rondo, Dwight Howard, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Jared Dudley, Quinn Cook, Avery Bradley


With NBA season coming fast, Clippers have a lot to consider, and quickly

It’s crunch time already, and the season hasn’t started. On Monday, the NBA and the players’ union came to terms on an amended collective bargaining agreement and the board of governors approved it Tuesday, meaning the league can officially push fast forward on all the typical offseason events. Free agency negotiations begin Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. PST, fewer than 48 hours after the NBA Draft and fewer than two full days before free-agent signings are permitted. Then training camps open Dec. 1. It wil...
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UK: Material Adverse Effect Clause In The Context Of The Covid-19 Pandemic: Court Finds The Buyer Does Not Have To Complete The Deal - Walker Morris

The Claimant Sellers of companies sought specific performance and declarations that would compel the Defendant Purchasers to complete the transaction for approximately $US 1.7bn...
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UK: Further Extension Of The Furlough Scheme - Walker Morris

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has today announced a further extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – i.e. the furlough scheme
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7 books about eels, mushrooms, moths and monsters that bring the outdoors to you

So, this year has been … challenging. However, throughout the months of the pandemic, wildfires, long-overdue reckonings about race, and a contentious election, 2020 has also offered up great writing about natural science, landscape and exploration. Related: 5 books by diverse nature writers to open up new landscapes to readers These books bring the outdoors inside and remind us of the pleasures — and ongoing existential challenges — happening out in our world. Also, some of these books are...
Tags: Books, Hbo, New York City, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Carlsberg, Giggs, Miller, Empire State Building, Alex Turner, Morris, MacDonald, Underland, Macfarlane


Official Trailer for Errol Morris' LSD Doc 'My Psychedelic Love Story'

"So you're a C.I.A. plant?" Cutting to the chase! Showtime has unveiled a new official full trailer for Errol Morris' latest documentary titled My Psychedelic Love Story, which is premiering at AFI Fest coming up this fall. We posted a teaser trailer for this doc earlier in the summer, before it had an official title, now it's set to debut on Showtime in November. This documentary focuses, once again, on LSD and the "High Priest of LSD" Timothy Leary. And this isn't the first time Morris has...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Fbi, Netflix, AFI Fest, Showtime, Documentaries, Cia, Timothy, Morris, Errol Morris, Joanna, Leary, Timothy Leary, Bardo, To Watch


Jack Morris stunned by Tampa Bay manager's decision to yank starter

Twins fans know Morris knows about staying on the mound in tough games. During a Game 6 phone call, the Hall of Fame pitcher went off on "analytics guys [who] think numbers are more important than having an ace at his best on the hill.'
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UK: The Job Support Scheme – All Change! - Walker Morris

On 22 October 2020, the Chancellor announced further changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) with the stated purpose of saving more jobs.
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UK: Reform To Modern Slavery Laws - Walker Morris

Government has published its response to the recent consultation on transparency in supply chains.
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UK: Company Law Reform – Changes Planned To Improve Corporate Transparency - Walker Morris

The response document contains an overview of Government's proposed reforms to be introduced over the coming months.
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On LawNext: Nicole Morris on Emory Law’s Innovative TI:GER Program

Nicole N. Morris is a professor in practice at Emory University School of Law and director of the TI:GER program (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results), an innovative partnership between Emory and Georgia Institute of Technology that brings together graduate students in law, business, science and engineering to work on ways to take innovative ideas from the lab to the marketplace. There is perhaps no one better suited to lead this multidisciplinary program than Morris. A chem...
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To build a dynasty, Lakers must navigate a tricky, unpredictable offseason

LeBron James, the basketball player, loves to win. LeBron James, the sports fan, loves winners. While he grew up in Akron in the shadow of Ohio sports franchises, James was always attracted to the most powerful teams in sports, a lifelong New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. That love of winners is one of the factors that drew him to the Lakers, the third organization to which he has now brought a championship. While he might stand alone in Cavaliers history, James does seem to love the idea...
Tags: Cowboys, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Davis, Nba, Ohio, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Detroit, Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers, Red Sox


Read this powerful essay about mustaches, Blackness, and masculinity.

Wesley Morris has a powerful new essay in the New York Times Magazine about his mustache — specifically, the shifting meaning of that upper-lip fuzz as it relates to race and masculinity. Morris, a gay Black man, decided to grow a mustache during this quarantine period, before the start of the summer's string of racial protests, and has a lot of thoughtful — and complicated — insight into the socio-political implications of his facial hair — cultural perceptions about the mustache's relationship...
Tags: Post, News, Gay, Lgbtq, Facial Hair, Black Lives Matter, New York Times Magazine, Black Men, Blackness, Wesley Morris, Morris, Masculinity, Mustache, Racial Awareness