Dieter Kurtenbach: Big questions face 'underdog' Warriors, Steph Curry as 2021 campaign kicks off
The entire world has changed since the Warriors last opened up training camp. But somehow Golden State remains in a stunningly similar position to 2019. As the Warriors gear up to prove that last season’s NBA-worst record was a fluke — as they begin their pursuit of a sixth NBA Finals run in the last seven years — the argument can still be made, just as it was before last season, that no team in the league can match this squad’s variability of predicted outcome. The ceiling is still incredibly high for the Warriors. Yes, the champion Lakers, after their impressive, augmenting offseason moves, ...
The Mercury News
Carpool SUVs apprehended under ‘campaign against colorum’
Carpool SUVs apprehended under ‘campaign against colorum’ Franco Luna (Philstar.com) – December 3, 2020 – 11:38am MANILA, Philippines — Private SUVs carpooling workers amid the coronavirus pandemic found themselves apprehended by cops and road authorities this week amid a government crackdown on colorum vehicles, or, according to the transportation department, private motor vehicles operating as a PUV but without proper authority from the LTFRB. On Wednesday, elements of the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic and the national police’s Highway Patrol Group impounded 19 vehicles in Calamba and Sta...
Khloe Kardashian strips down for new footwear ad
The reality TV star and entrepreneur has launched her Good American shoe collection by sharing shots from the stripped-down campaign, in which she wears nothing but sexy thigh-high satin boots on Instagram. The star also modelled the over-the-knee 'Emma' wearing only a black thong. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star's Good American shoes and boots come with extended widths around feet, calves and thighs, and each item includes ergonomically designed heels. ©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
WTA for the game - women’s tennis rebrands itself with new campaign
Dubai: The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has introduced a new corporate identity in trying to redefine the organisation’s strength as a collective unit of inspiring athletes and tournaments. The launch has also revealed a new ‘WTA For The Game’ campaign that will seek to highlight the driving forces of the sport aimed at creating deeper engagement with fans. The rebranding, which includes the WTA’s first logo redesign in more than a decade, coincides with the announcement of a simplified numerical naming system for WTA tournaments. Founded in 1973 when Billie Jean King rallied the support o...
Former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Still Owes $1 Million For ‘Bridgegate’ Scandal Litigation Debts
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his campaign still owe $1 million legal debt years after he left office in disgrace.While the legal fees are mainly attributed to now resolved “Bridgegate” scandal federal subpoenas for almost 20 members of Christie’s cabinet led to nearly $1 million in debt. According to its latest filing, which is from last month, Christie’s 2013 campaign owes $651,305 to the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs and $364,103 to the digital forensics firm Stroz Friedberg.Stroz Friedberg has since changed its name to Aon’s Cyber Solutions.Shortly after Christie won the New ...
Uniform fuss can’t be tackled uniformly
With some phu yai rattled by the campaign for students to wear casual attire launched on Tuesday by the “Bad Students” group, I am glad that we’ve come to the point where school uniforms may be disposed of. This could be the first time we’ve had a real discussion about them.On Wednesday the Bad Students staged a symbolic campaign, “Returning uniforms to the Education Ministry”, as a way to make statement. While the Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) instructed all schools not prohibit students from wearing casual outfits to school on Tuesday, some schools decided to stick to their rul...
The Bangkok Post
Supporters of Effi Eitam accuse media of running hostile campaign
Supporters of the candidacy of Effi Eitam for the chairmanship of Yad Vashem to succeed Avner Shalev, who is stepping down at the end of this month, have accused the Israeli media of running a concerted campaign against him, without paying sufficient attention to his background.While it is true that most Israeli newspapers have published articles reflecting the opposition of Jewish community leaders in various parts of the world as well as Holocaust survivors to Eitam’s appointment, some of those who advocate on his behalf are missing the point and extol his military heroism and his willingnes...
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Pakistan to vaccinate 39 million children against polio in latest drive
Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday launched the latest nationwide polio vaccination drive with the aim to reach over 39 million children under the age of five across the country. This is the third nationwide anti-polio campaign during the current year. During the first drive in February 2020, at least 39.6 million children were vaccinated. The second immunization campaign in September 2020 reached a little over 39 million children.Despite the second wave of coronavirus raging in Pakistan, as many as 285,000 polio frontline workers will go from door to door to vaccinate the children during the five-...
Walking the talk
For reelected POC president Rep. Bambol Tolentino, the majority victory of his Team Performance ticket was a vindication of the principles he swore to uphold during the campaign that turned ugly with court cases filed to discredit certain candidates. The elections for 10 positions in the POC Executive Board were held last Friday and in the spirit of Olympic sportsmanship, the results were accepted by everyone at the end of the counting. No protests, no grumbling, only congratulatory handshakes and a fresh promise to move forward as a united POC.With foul blows coming from all sides, Tolentino ...
'Do you believe': Pakistan elephant set for flight after Cher campaign
Following years of public outcry and campaigning by American pop star Cher, the "world's loneliest elephant" was poised Sunday to embark on a mammoth journey from Pakistan to a sanctuary in Cambodia.The famed singer and Oscar-winning actress has spent recent days at the Islamabad zoo to provide moral support to Kaavan -- an overweight, 35-year-old bull elephant -- whose pitiful treatment at the dilapidated facility sparked an uproar from animal rights groups and a spirited social media campaign by Cher.Kaavan's case and the woeful conditions at the zoo resulted in a judge this year ordering al...