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Whicker: Donald Sterling documentary shows limited power of Clippers’ voices

The best, most concise and most truthful NBA documentary of the year is called “Blackballed,” and it celebrates the sacking of Clippers’ owner Donald T. Sterling. It also terrifies all viewers, near the end of its 11th episode (of 12) when it points out that the MVP in this tale wasn’t necessarily Adam Silver, Chris Paul or Doc Rivers. The star of the show is actually a rudimentary tape recorder. Without it, Sterling’s reptilian presence might still be front and center, even at age 86. The Last ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Sports, Gold, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Miami, Rockets, Anderson Cooper, Lebron James, Houston, Silver, Johnson, Sterling


For This Tribe, Saving a River Means Saving the Sturgeon

The Yakama Nation has been raising fish to release back into the Columbia River for more than a decade. Now, its hatchery is also producing caviar.
Tags: News, Seafood, Fishing, Commercial, Rivers, Caviar, Carey, Columbia River, Richard Adams, Yakama Nation, Levees and Dams, Fish Farming, Sturgeon (Fish


National Basketball Coaches Association expresses ‘disgust, frustration’ over killing of George Floyd

The National Basketball Coaches Association on Monday expressed heartfelt condolences and prayers for the family of George Floyd, the 46-year-old man whose death in police custody on May 25 has sparked national unrest. In a news release, the NBCA also shared its “feelings of disgust, frustration, helplessness and anger” about the latest high-profile killing of an unarmed black man by police. A bystander shot video of Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, where then-officer Derek Chauvin was recorded kne...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Rivers, Lakers, The Lakers, Floyd, Clippers, Doc Rivers, Frank Vogel, John Welch, NBCA, National Basketball Coaches Association


NBA voices continue to swell in support of protests for George Floyd

Amid a crowd of thousands making their way down an Atlanta street on Saturday afternoon, Jaylen Brown might’ve looked relatively anonymous among the masked crowd in his hometown. But the Celtics forward wasn’t anonymous or innocuous as he rallied protesters to a memorial dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr., and helped lead the march. Internet video showed Brown holding a sign that read “I CAN’T BREATHE.” It’s a sentiment being shared around the NBA, from players, coaches and even team statements...
Tags: US, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, Lebron James, Charlotte Hornets, Rivers, Nascar, Martin Luther King Jr, Usc, Lakers, Celtics


Coronavirus Antibody Testing Shows Lower Fatality Rate For Infection

Jon Hamilton, reporting for NPR: Mounting evidence suggests the coronavirus is more common and less deadly than it first appeared. The evidence comes from tests that detect antibodies to the coronavirus in a person's blood rather than the virus itself. The tests are finding large numbers of people in the U.S. who were infected but never became seriously ill. And when these mild infections are included in coronavirus statistics, the virus appears less dangerous. "The current best estimates for th...
Tags: White House, Tech, Indiana, Npr, Rivers, Anthony Fauci, Jon Hamilton, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security That, Caitlin Rivers, New England Journal of Medicine Fauci


Frank Reich: Chad Kelly has been a 10 out of 10 on and off the field

The Colts signed Philip Rivers to a one-year deal as a free agent this offseason and Jacoby Brissett is back to play out the final year of his deal, so the team is well-stocked with options for this season and without much certainty beyond the coming season. While the team thinks Rivers will stick around [more]
Tags: News, Sports, Philip Rivers, Rivers, Colts, Chad Kelly, Frank Reich, Jacoby Brissett


Frank Reich: Philip Rivers will really benefit from our OL and running game

When the Colts signed quarterback Philip Rivers in March, one of the talking points was that Rivers' history with head coach Frank Reich and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni would make for a smooth transition to Indianapolis. Those feelings haven't changed after the early stages of the team's remote offseason program. Reich said on a Monday [more]
Tags: News, Sports, Indianapolis, Philip Rivers, Rivers, Reich, Colts, Frank Reich, Nick Sirianni


Irrigators given subsidies under $4bn Murray-Darling scheme drew more water, study finds

Study argued such schemes are like ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul, while half of irrigators said program was ‘wasteful’A new study has found that the government’s $4bn Murray-Darling irrigation efficiency program, designed to make farms more efficient while returning some of the saved water to the environment has actually led to irrigators who received subsidies extracting more water than those who did not.The study by academics from University of Adelaide, University of NSW, the Australian National...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Drought, Australia news, Rivers, Murray-darling Basin, Peter, PAUL, Murray Darling, Environmental Defenders


Scientific advice recommending ban on fracking in Lake Eyre basin kept secret and ignored

Exclusive: Queensland government blocked report’s public release after granting gas companies new exploration rightsAn independent scientific panel commissioned by the Queensland government recommended a ban on fracking in the environmentally sensitive Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre basin, but the experts’ findings were made secret by the state and ultimately ignored.Guardian Australia has obtained a leaked copy of the panel’s report, which was blocked from public release and ruled subject to cabinet con...
Tags: Energy, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Gas, Fossil Fuels, Queensland, Queensland politics, Rivers, Kati Thanda Lake Eyre, Lake Eyre Basin


More than a dozen new grants of federal sentence reductions using § 3582(c)(1)(A), including another based on stacking/disparity/trial penalty concerns

In recent posts here and here, I highlighted some of the COVID-influenced grants of sentence reductions using § 3582(c)(1)(A) available via Westlaw.  (And, as I keep mentioning, I think these Westlaw listings do not represent all sentence reductions being granted these days).  Though a new week is just getting started (with Westlaw only showing rulings through April 27), I have spotted lots of new grants of sentence reductions since my last posting.  It is heartening to see these rulings from co...
Tags: Law, Court, United States, Williams, Jackson, Rivers, Robinson, Haynes, Curtis, Sánchez, District Court, Coles, Westlaw, Tillman, Thorson, Douglas A Berman


A dozen new grants of federal sentence reductions using § 3582(c)(1)(A), including another based on stacking/disparity/trial penalty concerns

In recent posts here and here, I highlighted some of the COVID-influenced grants of sentence reductions using § 3582(c)(1)(A) available via Westlaw.  (And, as I keep mentioning, I think these Westlaw listings do not represent all sentence reductions being granted these days).  Though a new week is just getting started (with Westlaw only showing rulings through April 27), I have spotted lots of new grants of sentence reductions since my last posting.  It is heartening to see these rulings from co...
Tags: Law, Court, United States, Williams, Jackson, Rivers, Robinson, Haynes, Curtis, Sánchez, District Court, Coles, Westlaw, Thorson, Douglas A Berman, LWOP


Books: Tree Story, Rivers of Power

A friend pointed out these two books.1) Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings by Valerie Trouet. Review: " Trouet, a leading tree-ring scientist, takes us out into the field, from remote African villages to radioactive Russian forests, offering readers an insider's look at tree-ring research, a discipline formally known as dendrochronology. Tracing her own professional journey while exploring dendrochronology's history and applications, Trouet describes the basics of how tell-ta...
Tags: Books, Environment, Seo, History, Egypt, Rivers, Suvrat Kher, Philip Ball, Brahmaputra, Valerie Trouet, Laurence C Smith, Rivers of Power, Sunil Amrith, Arupjyoti Saikia


Chargers draft Justin Herbert No. 6 overall to be next franchise QB

The Chargers have found their new face of the franchise as they head into a new era. Justin Herbert was drafted sixth overall by the Chargers on Thursday during the 2020 NFL Draft. Herbert became the first quarterback to be selected in the first round by the Chargers since they took Eli Manning No. 1 overall in 2004. They traded Manning for No. 4 pick Philip Rivers. Herbert will compete with veteran Tyrod Taylor to replace Rivers, who now plays for the Indianapolis Colts after 16 seasons with th...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Peyton Manning, NFL, Drew Brees, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Rivers, NFL Network, Hall of Fame, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Leaf, Alexander, Manning, Los Angeles Chargers


How to Catch a Frog With a Flashlight

One of the best parts of spring is the change in soundtrack. From the frozen stillness of winter, we start to hear things again. Rivers rise with the thunder of melting snow, birds fill early morning light with excited calls, and frogs burp and ribbit their way through the night. For hunters who like to go after smaller game, frogs represent a prized delicacy. Their legs, served up simply with garlic and butter, or battered and fried, are found on the menus of fancy French restaurants and south...
Tags: Outdoors, Life, Hunting, Rivers, Visual Guides, Ted Slampyak, Amazon Illustrated


Selling the Imperfection of Handmade Art Paper

This short film profiles a small company in Somerset, England called Two Rivers Paper. Using water power, the company makes paper by hand for artists and designers, and they have a healthy appreciation for the unpredictability of their product. Anything that’s made by a craftsman is imperfect. So, a hand-forged nail will be imperfect — every one will be slightly different. Handmade paper — every sheet is slightly different. So if you want perfection, if you want uniformity, then it has to b...
Tags: Europe, UK, Wales, Bbc, Rivers, Jason Kottke, Somerset England


‘There’s No More Water’: Climate Change on a Drying Island

A delicate ecosystem was disrupted in the Comoros, off East Africa, when forests were cleared to make way for farmland. The consequences offer lessons for other parts of the developing world.
Tags: News, Water, Global Warming, Population, Rivers, Comoros, East Africa, United Nations Environment Program, Agriculture and Farming, Third World and Developing Countries, Migrant Labor (Agriculture, Forests and Forestry


Waters of Murray-Darling rivers join for first time in two years

Residents celebrate as waters meet 70km north of Wentworth, but more rain is needed to ease droughtThe waters of the Murray River and the Darling River in NSW have joined for the first time in two years, in a milestone for drought-stricken communities in New South Wales.Water flowing down the Darling joined water backed up from the Murray River around 5.30pm on Sunday evening about 90km upstream from Wentworth in NSW. Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, Water, Drought, Australia news, New South Wales, Rivers, Wentworth, Murray-darling Basin, Murray River, Murray Darling, Darling River


Doc Rivers says Clippers are hungry for season to begin again

The Clippers were really starting to cook when the power went out a month ago. That’s a good thing, Coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday, when he joined Lawrence Frank, the team’s president of basketball operations, on a video conference call with reporters. “The last 10 games, we were turning into the Clippers,” said Rivers, whose squad had won nine of 10 games to improve to 44-20 when the season was suspended following Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 test. “Our guys could feel it, we started unders...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Rivers, Celtics, Paul George, George, Adam Silver, LA Clippers, Clippers, Rudy Gobert, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Garnett, Doc Rivers


The East River Waterfront Dazzles. Take a Virtual Tour.

With views of the water, skyline, bridges and piers, the promenade encapsulates New York’s history. Our critic walks with the architect Deborah Berke.
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Architecture, Walking, Rivers, Ny, Oysters, Ferries, Berke, Manhattan (NYC, Infrastructure (Public Works, Waste Materials and Disposal, Parks and Other Recreation Areas, Bridges and Tunnels, East River (NYC


What the Caribou Taught Me About Being Together, and Apart

Disappearing in the Arctic wilderness for half a year, a traveler discovered there is always a way forward.
Tags: News, Alaska, Arctic, Rivers, Caribou, Animal Migration, Travel and Vacations, Washington (State, Pacific Northwestern States (US, Arctic Regions


Letter of Recommendation: Mudlarking

Sifting through river muck for treasure — and the lessons of human history.
Tags: News, Smith, Rivers, Bones, Patti, Mines and Mining, London (England, River Thames (England


Poor water infrastructure is greater risk than coronavirus, says UN

On World Water Day, UN warns that more than half the global population lacking access to safely managed sanitationDecades of chronic underfunding of water infrastructure is putting many countries at worse risk in the coronavirus crisis, with more than half the global population lacking access to safely managed sanitation, experts said as the UN marked World Water Day on Sunday.Good hygiene – soap and water – are the first line of defence against coronavirus and a vast range of other diseases, ye...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Water, World news, Oceans, United Nations, Un, Rivers, Access to water, Tim Wainwright


Water saving an important but ignored weapon in solving climate crisis, says UN

On World Water Day, the UN says conservation is a ‘virtuous circle’ in the fight against global heatingUsing water more efficiently in everything from daily life to agriculture and industry would help reduce planet-warming emissions and curb climate change – a potential benefit that has yet to be widely recognised.In a report issued on World Water Day on Sunday, UN agencies said global warming would “affect the availability, quality and quantity of water for basic human needs”, threatening the r...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Water, World news, Oceans, United Nations, Un, Rivers, Access to water


Philip Rivers: ‘I can help a team win a championship’

INDIANAPOLIS — All Philip Rivers really wanted was a chance to play one more NFL season. So when the Indianapolis Colts gave him a shot, the eight-time Pro Bowler took it. Rivers officially ended his 16-year tenure with the Chargers on Saturday by signing the $25 million deal he agreed to earlier this week. “I still love to play, I know I can play at a high level,” the 38-year-old quarterback said on a conference call, acknowledging he was ready to walk away from football if he received no offer...
Tags: Florida, Sports, NFL, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, Tom Brady, Melvin Gordon, Philip Rivers, Rivers, Philip, Colts, Broncos, Los-angeles-chargers


Rivers eager to prove critics wrong after joining Colts

All Philip Rivers really wanted was a chance to play one more NFL season. Rivers officially ended his 16-year tenure with the Chargers on Saturday by signing the $25 million deal he agreed to earlier this week. Rivers feels he has plenty to offer even after one of his worst seasons.
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Chargers, Philip Rivers, Rivers


With Tom Brady’s Future in Play, N.F.L. Free Agency Is Set to Begin

Travel restrictions are in place as teams look to bolster rosters through a market deep in quarterbacks, including the New England expatriate.
Tags: News, Football, Indianapolis Colts, Tom Brady, Rivers, Carolina Panthers, Newton, New England, Teddy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philip, Tom, Brady, Bridgewater, Trades (Sports, Free Agents (Sports


Reports: Philip Rivers agrees to 1-year, $25M deal with Indianapolis Colts

Philip Rivers has found a new home in the midwest. The former Chargers quarterback agreed to terms on a one-year deal to join the Indianapolis Colts, according to multiple reports. The deal is worth $25 million, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Rivers is familiar with the Colts’ coaching staff, with head coach Frank Reich being a former Chargers offensive coordinator. Nick Sirianni, the Colts’ offensive coordinator, is a former quarterbacks and wide receivers coach for the Chargers. Last...
Tags: Sports, NFL, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Rivers, NFL Network, Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, Frank Reich, Ryan Kelly


Chargers reportedly in hunt for Tom Brady as free-agency frenzy begins

The NFL’s legal negotiating period opened Monday morning with reports of a three-team race between the Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots for quarterback Tom Brady, one of the marquee attractions for the annual free-agency frenzy. It appeared the Chargers were a distant third after multiple reports emerged of the Buccaneers’ strong push for the six-time Super Bowl champion. But after five hours of silence on the Chargers’ homefront, a surprise media pundit provided an emphat...
Tags: Cowboys, Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Dallas Cowboys, Chargers, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Miami Dolphins


Clippers’ most-anticipated season interrupted by coronavirus outbreak

For the moment, things seemed to be coming together for the Clippers. Yes, there still was significant ground to cover this season, but it seemed possible, considering the team’s talent and its current trajectory, that this June, after 49 years of falling short, often woefully, the “Clipper curse” could lift. When the NBA abruptly suspended the season last Wednesday after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, the Clippers were 44-20 and a league-best 7-1 since Feb. 24. Durin...
Tags: China, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Houston, Rivers, Orlando, Lakers, Southern California, Paul George, Utah Jazz, Adam Silver, Chris Paul, Blake


Clippers prepare for ‘very different’ experience of games without fans

When the World Health Organization declared the global coronavirus crisis to be a pandemic on Wednesday, the agency’s leader Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus fretted about “the alarming levels of inaction” around the globe. The NBA appears primed to take action soon. Following the announcement Wednesday that all of the Division I men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament basketball games will be staged in arenas without fans, there was a report from ESPN that the NBA is weighing whether to follow suit and ann...
Tags: London, Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Nba, World Health Organization, Espn, Rivers, Nets, Staples Center, Ncaa Tournament, Lakers, San Bernardino, Paul George