Home » Archive by category "mbewboiz" (Page 2)

No suspension for Sharks’ Evander Kane on eve of road trip

first_imgSAN JOSE — The last thing the Sharks needed before they began a difficult road trip was to find out they’d be without their most prolific goal scorer for any length of time.Instead, Evander Kane was only fined — and not suspended — by the NHL for a hit on defenseman Radko Gudas in the third period of the Sharks’ game against the Washington Capitals.Kane was fined $5,000 by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Wednesday, one day after he was given a five minute major and a game …last_img read more

Continue reading »

Adobe’s Flash Evangelist, Kevin Lynch, Jumps To Flash-Hater Apple

first_imgKevin Lynch, chief technology officer at Adobe, has left the company and is “taking a position at Apple,” Adobe has confirmed. Apple spokesman Steve Dowling told AllThingsD that Lynch will join Apple as vice president of technology, reporting to Bob Mansfield, SVP of Technologies.CNBC was first to report the news. In Adobe’s Form 8-K, filed today with the SEC, the company states:On March 18, 2013, Kevin Lynch resigned from his position as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, of Adobe Systems Incorporated, effective March 22, 2013, to pursue other opportunities. Both Lynch and Philip Schiller, Apple’s worldwide marketing head, worked briefly together at Macromedia —which was acquired by Adobe in 2005. Adobe described Lynch’s official duties thusly:Focuses the company’s technology innovation across three vectors: multiscreen, cloud and social computing (and) oversees Adobe’s Research and Experience Design teamsEach of Lynch’s primary areas of focus are directly applicable to Apple’s work. Last year, CEO Tim Cook told Bloomberg Businessweek that Apple is “marrying hardware, software and services.”In 2010, Steve Jobs famously posted his rationale for why Apple did not and would not enable Adobe’s Flash technology on the iPhone and iPad:Apple has many proprietary products too. Though the operating system for the iPhone, iPod and iPad is proprietary, we strongly believe that all standards pertaining to the web should be open. Rather than use Flash, Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and JavaScript – all open standards. Apple’s mobile devices all ship with high performance, low power implementations of these open standards. HTML5, the new web standard that has been adopted by Apple, Google and many others, lets web developers create advanced graphics, typography, animations and transitions without relying on third party browser plug-ins (like Flash). HTML5 is completely open and controlled by a standards committee, of which Apple is a member.It was Lynch who was tasked with leading Adobe’s public response to Job’s post. Lynch referred to the iPhone then as “a recent magical device.” Lynch followed that up with a video interview with AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher. Image of “Flash Shield” courtesy of linkdb.  Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… brian s hall Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloudcenter_img Related Posts Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Tags:#Adobe#Apple last_img read more

Continue reading »

Showdown: Michigan St-Kentucky, Kansas-Duke tip-off season

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally PLAY LIST 00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rice industry paralysis The Jayhawks and Blue Devils meet Tuesday night in New York’s Madison Square Garden, followed by the Spartans and Wildcats in the 42nd meeting of the Top 25 poll’s top teams.“I’m anxious to see where we are right now,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceStill, it’s nothing more than a starting point for teams that hope to be the last one standing after the Final Four in Atlanta come April.“It’s great because if you think you’re better than you are, you usually get it knocked out of you,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Monday. Penny Hardaway’s Tigers host South Carolina State on Tuesday in the program’s first game as an AP Top 25 team since March 2014. It will be the first look at 7-foot-1 preseason AP All-American James Wiseman, assuming he’s recovered from an ankle injury that sidelined him for Memphis’ exhibition wins.DETOURSNo. 16 Baylor and No. 20 St. Mary’s open in unusual neutral-site locations.The Gaels meet Wisconsin in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Tuesday in their first meeting since December 1976.It’s been an even longer gap for the Bears and Washington, who travel to Alaska for Friday’s Armed Forces Classic in Anchorage. Those teams haven’t met since December 1955.WATCH LISTWashington, last year’s Pac-12 regular-season champion, is the top vote-getter among unranked teams and could enter next week’s AP Top 25 by beating Baylor.Colorado, also just outside the poll, plays in the annual Pac-12 China Game against fellow league member Arizona State in Shanghai on Friday night in U.S. time. The Pac-12 said the game, which won’t count in the league standings, is the only regular-season contest by any U.S. professional or collegiate league held in China. Duke’s Tre Jones (3) drives against Northwest Missouri State’s Diego Bernard (1) and Ryan Hawkins (33) during the second half of an NCAA college exhibition basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)The nation’s top teams don’t have to wait long to find out how they measure up against some of the best competition.Answers will come quickly for No. 1 Michigan State, No. 2 Kentucky, No. 3 Kansas and No. 4 Duke in the Champions Classic, the marquee event in college basketball’s opening week.ADVERTISEMENT Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Guide to the 2019-20 college basketball season Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ Look no further than last year for an example.Kentucky was No. 2 but fell to Duke in the Wildcats’ most lopsided loss under Calipari. Kansas beat Michigan State in the other game. Yet the Wildcats went as deep into the NCAA Tournament (regional final) as the Blue Devils, the Jayhawks fell in the opening weekend and the Spartans reached the Final Four by taking down Duke.Now the Spartans are No. 1 in the preseason for the first time in program history behind preseason Associated Press All-American Cassius Winston.Like Calipari, Kansas coach Bill Self said he would typically prefer to play a game or two before playing in this event.“I like playing the game,” Self said. “I don’t think it’s the best situation to play this game because you don’t have a chance to scout or get a chance to play to strengths and weaknesses, or try to get matchups and things like that because you really don’t know yet what they do well and don’t do well.”ADVERTISEMENT The game certainly has the attention of the NBA. Champions Classic media coordinator Charley Green estimated 60-70 NBA personnel will attend to watch the nation’s top four teams under one roof.“That’s how it should be,” Duke sophomore point guard Tre Jones said. “That’s what the fans want.”Some other things to know heading into the opening week of college basketball:EARLY STARTWhile Duke faces Kansas, the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference is opening in unusual fashion: with a league game.Fourteen teams open the ACC’s first 20-game schedule with a league matchup, ready-made programming for the first season with the ACC Network TV channel. Previously, two ACC teams last met in a season-opening conference matchup in December 1967, according to the league.Fifth-ranked Louisville opens Tuesday at Miami, followed by ninth-ranked North Carolina hosting Notre Dame the next night.Reigning national champion and 11th-ranked Virginia visits Syracuse on Wednesday. This will mark the first time a national champion opened on the road since Kansas played in the now-defunct Great Alaska Shootout against host Alaska-Anchorage in November 1988, according to Sportradar.THE NEW KIDSThe nation’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class debuts this week for No. 14 Memphis. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ View commentslast_img read more

Continue reading »

Dravid effect: Like India, Pakistan wants former cricketers for coaching juniors

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to hire some former players as coaches and managers of the national age group teams, taking inspiration from the success that India has achieved with Rahul Dravid in a similar role.There is speculation here that former captain Younis Khan is being considered for the role of Pakistan’s under-19 coach and manager.Younis, who retired last year after becoming Pakistan’s highest Test run-getter and the first to reach 10,000 runs in the format, has expressed interest in coaching junior players if the board gave him “full freedom” to implement his program.”Australia utilised the services of their top players like Rodney Marsh, Allan Border and Ricky Pointing while India has also given Dravid the responsibility of manning their under-19 players and it has produced good results,” PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said.Dravid has been coach of the Indian under-19 and A teams and has drawn a ot of credit for shaping the youngsters. Under his tutelage, the under-19 team won the ICC World Cup last year.In Australia, Border has served as a selector and Ponting is currently part of the national team’s coaching staff.Muhammad Yusuf as NCA coach in Lahore?The PCB, on the other hand, has constantly changed the coaches and managers of the under-19 squad, something that has been blamed for its below-par performances. It has also avoided appointing high profile former players as coaches/managers of the youth teams.Mani, while speaking to the the media in Lahore, said that the board has finally decided to utilise the services of its former senior players to work with the youth.advertisement”We also need to have classes for our players as they go on to become ambassadors for the country. They will be given grooming and education at the National Cricket Academy,” Mani said.”We should have attached our own coaches with foreign coaches just like India did so that they could have also learnt a lot more.”The PCB is also considering appointing former Test captain Muhammad Yousuf as the batting coach at its National Cricket Academy in Lahore.Also Read | Pakistan can beat India and end World Cup jinx in England: Moin KhanAlso Read | Shannon Gabriel charged by ICC after on-field exchange with Joe RootAlso Read | Great experience to share dressing room with Dhoni, Kohli and Rohit: Vijay ShankarAlso See:last_img read more

Continue reading »

10 Thoughts on the 2016 Sugar Bowl

first_imgBOX SCOREFirst things first. That I even get to write that headline is a good thing. Don’t forget that. Amid the defensive disaster on Friday night, dropped passes and Laquon Treadwell heroics, don’t forget that.OK, now we can talk about the more frustrating stuff.Oklahoma State got absolutely destroyed by Ole Miss 48-20 in a Sugar Bowl that didn’t feel nearly that close. Laquon Treadwell showed us all why we recruited the hell out of him a few years ago as he put up six catches for 71 and three disgustingly easy touchdowns. I have many thoughts. Let’s get to it.1. OSU’s run game did not improveThere was talk from Mike & Mike that maybe the offensive line went back to some of the basics in the space between the OU game and the bowl game. They might have found something, we were told. What they found was an Ole Miss defensive line that looked like it couldn’t have cared less about missing its best player.OSU hovered around 0 yards for the majority of the game until a couple of late J.W. Walsh runs bumped it up to 63 yards on 30 carries (not that that’s a lot better). The fact that Walsh sitting in the backfield for three seconds and picking a hole is by far our best option on the ground is telling. It’s a borderline miracle that OSU won 10 games this season without ever finding a groove on the ground (more on this in a minute).2. Emmanuel Ogbah was good not greatOgbah was going against a top five pick on Friday night, and it felt like he held his own. I wasn’t watching No. 38 on every single play, but he was disruptive enough that I at least noticed him on pretty much every Ole Miss drive. Ogbah only finished with three total tackles, but he had a number of near sacks on Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly. In a game like this, that counts as a win.3. Mason Rudolph was great not goodOne of my favorite Twitter follows is Chris Brown of @smartfootball. He’s, well, smart and insightful. That’s why I found it odd that he wondered aloud on Twitter on Friday whether Mason Rudolph was a good QB (a tweet he has since deleted).If you look at the numbers, no, he wasn’t. But I’m pretty sure Rudolph just had the best 18/31 for 179 yards and 0 TDs game in the history of college football. He was pumping seeds all night (many of which his receivers dropped and some of which got called back because of penalty).Any dissatisfaction I had with the loss was largely overwhelmed by the fact that it truly felt like I was watching a slightly more mobile version of Brandon Weeden dicing up an Ole Miss defense only rushing three (and at times two!) defensive linemen (because why would they rush more than that?)Rudolph’s pocket presence may be his best attribute. Incredible vision. #Okstate— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) January 2, 2016Get that man any semblance of an offensive line and even 150 rush yards a game and he’s going to have an All-Big 12 year in 2016.4. Did OSU watch film?There’s arrogance. There’s Baker Mayfield. And then there’s “we watched Ole Miss’ defensive line on film for a month and we’re still going to try and run it down their throats inside the red zone with a broken offensive line and J.W. Walsh.”The first few possessions (when this game was still, you know, a game) make me question OSU’s ability to put together a plan. What about anything Ole Miss and OSU have done all season made anyone on OSU’s sideline think that was going to work?5. Have Mercy, LaquonThe biggest bummer on Friday was watching Mason Rudolph’s dimes roll all over the Superdome turf while Laquon Treadwell caught balls one-handed with ease and waltzed to and fro in OSU’s secondary while thinking about how No. 1 could have been catching passes from Rudolph.https://twitter.com/tomfornelli/status/683113812267020288He was unbelievable all night. Kevin Peterson has shut down a lot of dudes. Treadwell is not a lot of dudes.Laquon Treadwell only needs one hand. https://t.co/vdaicTPpz1 #SugarBowl pic.twitter.com/8dD4iyLdgM— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 2, 2016Get that money, Quon. You deserve it.6. Maybe fatigue wasn’t OSU’s issue on defense#RealTalk time. Oklahoma State’s defense wasn’t that good this year. Glenn Spencer is a fun meme and OSU had a couple of studs, but this defense compared statistically to last year’s (yikes!) and wasn’t even on the same planet as that salty 2013 defense that was probably the best of the Mike Gundy era.Here’s a look at Ole Miss’ drive chart on Friday:INTPuntFGTDTDTDFGTDMissed FGPuntTDTDPuntTo pile on, the Rebs averaged 7.69 yards per play and I’m not sure Chad Kelly could tell you what the Superdome roof looks like. So yeah, maybe OSU’s defense was just average to maybe slightly above average and its issue wasn’t that it played like 2,000 plays this season.7. The Big 12 needs helpCarson and I have some podcasts to erase. Between Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, the last week has not been pretty.More problematic for the Big 12 than these bowl results is it currently has one top-20 recruiting class: Baylor— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) January 2, 2016 The good news is …8. This happened to Ole Miss 366 days agoI believe this was mentioned on the telecast, but the solace here is that Ole Miss got beaten down in almost exactly the same manner by TCU in the 2014 Peach Bowl. It’s not like OSU has to revamp its entire program. You need a couple of offensive linemen and some help here and there on defense.The best news is that you already have the thing that’s most difficult to obtain (a lights out QB1).9. J.W. Walsh went out rightIt was a big night for the Walsh truthers. Why wasn’t he out there the whole dang time? But the reality is that Walsh shouldn’t have been out there until Gundy put him out there.And when he did, No. 4 went out the way he came in: ballin’ at a level he shouldn’t have been ballin’ at.Remember the mini documentary ESPN made about that 2011 season when Brandon Weeden told everybody that Walsh couldn’t go in practice because his arm was sore? Walsh thought he could roll with the big boys then just like he does now. And he did it throughout his entire career.Kyle Boone wrote nicely about this on Friday as Walsh touched off one of the more memorable careers in Oklahoma State football history.  He was never the best or the fastest or the most capable. But he always went the hardest. And that’s a hell of a thing to have said about you.10. This year was still a good oneI was texting with my buddy Amilian during the game, and he made a really good point that I think I knew deep down but haven’t expressed publicly. This is similar to what I wrote about Michigan State on Thursday night after Nick Saban exposed them.This is going to be a tough thing to swallow for some, but Oklahoma State was probably a 9-4 team that somehow managed to go 10-3. Ole Miss was a 11-2 team that somehow managed to go 10-3. That was clear on Friday night.And that’s an OK thing. Heck, it’s a great thing. It’s an enjoyable thing. This season was a blast. But our expectations were skewed by the win-loss column. Like I said after the OU loss, Oklahoma State has to start crootin better if it wants to roll with teams in these big boy games. If that wasn’t clear after OU/Baylor, it was abundantly clear after the Landsharks had their way with anyone who got in their way in New Orleans.In some ways, however, this makes me appreciate the season even more. OSU was the overachiever who landed a great job, talked the girl out of his league into marrying him and built something. Sounds like the entire career of somebody else I know. J.W. Walsh, in so many ways, was a microcosm of this season’s team.So you can look back at the final three games with angst and say, “we suck, we got some work to do” and you would be right. Or you can look at the whole season and say, “how cool that we got to play those final three games with something on the table AND we got some work to do.”Both are true. Both are probably correct ways of looking at it. It’s a matter of perspective.Speaking of perspective, that’s something you’re going to need a lot of when Oklahoma State tips conference play tomorrow in GIA against TCU.Until then …If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Continue reading »

Santanu Basu takes charge as WBSEDCL CMD

first_imgKolkata: Santanu Basu, a senior and dynamic IAS officer of Bengal cadre, has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL), replacing Rajesh Pandey.Earlier, Basu had been the Chairman and Managing Director of the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL). The WBSEDCL has increased its consumer base up to 1.88 crore from 70 lakh, which was the figure when the Mamata Banerjee government came to power in 2011. An economic review for 2018-19 presented by the state government says around 5 lakh new consumers have been added during the last financial year. As many as 5,390 new industrial connections having a capacity of 266 MVA, 1,52,956 new commercial connections and 26,188 new agriculture connections have been provided by the state Power department. It may be mentioned here that the department has almost completed rural electrification drive across the state. The economic review also says rural electrification of households has increased from 55 percent in 2011 to 99.81 percent in March 2018. When the Mamata Banerjee government came to power, there was no electricity coverage in 45 percent of the entire area of the state but in the past few years, almost all the villages have been brought under the coverage of electricity. The state has taken steps to collect the dues which were lying with various government and non-government organisations throughout the state. It has been learnt that a total Rs 1,200 crore remained outstanding, with Rs 600 crore lying with various state agencies. Even after the completion of rural electrification project covering all the villages in the state, there have been some incidents of load-shedding caused due to unknown demands in some pockets. It occurs mainly because of incidents of power theft. It will be a challenge for Basu, the new CMD of WBSDECL, to chalk out plans to address the lapses. The WBSEDCL has been cracking down on the illegal tapping of power. In some places there have been repeated incidents of low voltage. The economic review also says that the government has ensured 24×7 power supply to all the consumers, with uninterrupted power supply for 24 hours a day in the urban areas. In case of rural areas, supply of power for more than 23 hours a day has been achieved. Presently, the staff strength of the WBSEDCL is around 18,000. Among the other achievements, the WBSEDCL has also been exporting power to Bangladesh continuously since December 2013. In a major infrastructural development, the WBSEDCL has set up 25 new 33/11 KV sub-stations (having transformation capacity of 356 MVA) during the last financial year, taking the total number of 33/11 KV sub-stations to 616, with transformation capacity of 10,455.45 MVA.last_img read more

Continue reading »

Naked truth Calgary naturist group criticized for public pool tradition

first_imgCALGARY – Swimming in the buff in a public pool is creating waves in Calgary.Naturist groups across Canada say it’s nothing new. They’ve been renting public pool time for family-friendly swimming events for years, if not decades.“We are everyday people … who just prefer and are more comfortable living as much as possible in the nude lifestyle — and using a city pool nude,” said Ray Jorritsma with the Edmonton Naturists Swim Group.The group is one of two in Edmonton that regularly holds nude swims at public pools and has been doing so for about 30 years. Jorritsma is at a loss to explain why the issue is causing controversy in the southern Alberta city.The Calgary Nude Recreation club has sold out tickets for a swim night on Sunday at the Southland Leisure Centre. The club describes the private, after-hours event on its Facebook page as a way of snubbing winter — in the nude and on a waterslide.An online petition is calling for the club to cancel the swim or ban children from attending because of potential pedophiles.“Sexual predators will be on the prowl — having an event like that is just like Christmas to them,” says the petition posted by April Parker. By Monday afternoon, 10,000 people had signed.The Calgary club did not respond to a request for comment, but has posted replies on its Facebook page.“The suggestion that our events should be marketed as ‘adult only’ entertainment illustrates the disconnect between what people THINK social nudity is about versus what social nudity is ACTUALLY about,” it said.A spokesperson for the City of Calgary would not comment on the swim night, but said the attention the event is getting has prompted staff to meet with organizers “to ensure the privacy and security of participants can be maintained.”In 2013, the Surrey Skinnydippers in British Columbia were told they could no longer rent out the Newton Wave pool after a community newspaper published a story about their swims and people phoned in with complaints. The group took the city to court and four years later won the right to keep on swimming.Perry Fulop with the City of Surrey said the group continues to rent the pool once a month, covering windows with paper for privacy, and there have been no issues or complaints.Nude swimming parties in public pools are more popular than people know, he said.Ron Schout, president of the Federation of Canadian Naturists, said groups in Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver have long held swim events at public facilities. In Toronto, he’s been organizing such swims for 30 years.Most swimmers are club members, he said, and include parents who bring their children. Some also invite friends, but all have to register with photo identification. Other clubs also do interviews.Ward King with the Sunny Chinooks group out of Sundre, Alta., said its swim events are kept quiet. Events aren’t publicized and the group doesn’t have a Facebook page.They’ve been swimming naked in a Calgary public pool for at least 10 years.“We’re low key and we do that for a reason,” he said. “People don’t know — they think the worst — and it’s all taboo. And it’s really not that at all.“It’s actually a really fun time.”— By Chris Purdy in Edmontonlast_img read more

Continue reading »

Postquake recovery in Haiti begins with farmers UN agency says

The priority must be to provide farmers with seeds, fertilizers, livestock feed, animal vaccines and agricultural tools ahead of the cereal planting season, which kicks off in March and accounts for 60 per cent of Haiti’s agricultural production, said Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).Haiti consumes around 1 million tons of cereals annually, of which two-thirds are imported.“To prevent this urban disaster [from] becoming a rural tragedy… it is crucial that we save the upcoming planting season,” said Mr. Diouf.“It is urgent that we do this in light of thousands of people fleeing the devastated capital, Port-au-Prince, for the rural areas,” he stressed. Port-au-Prince was the hardest-hit city in last week’s 7.0 magnitude quake.With food prices also soaring due to food and fuel shortages, those leaving the capital must be given assistance, Mr. Diouf noted.FAO has nearly $50 million worth of projects to boost food production in Haiti, including the distribution of high-quality seeds. The agency helped increase agricultural production in the country by 15 per cent, helping to alleviate poverty.FAO has dozens of experts and staff on the ground, with those numbers expected to swell in the coming days to assist the Government and the agriculture ministry, which lost personnel in the quake. 21 January 2010As rescue operations continue after last week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, simultaneous efforts are needed to support agriculture in the poor Caribbean country as the spring planting season approaches, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today. read more

Continue reading »

Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 9 December 2011

DOWNLOADNew £125 million fund to boost UK advanced manufacturing supplyUK commercial vehicle market up 19.1% in NovemberAdditional £60 million investment in bus industryAccess to finance key to automotive supply chain growth states reportWeek aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Continue reading »

Opinion The Michigan Daily reporters should not be punished for doing their

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. Michigan student newspaper The Michigan Daily recently broke a story about former Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons violating the Student Sexual Misconduct policy. Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorAs a journalist, it is your duty to report the news. The real news. Not a fabricated story, not leaving important details out, but the honest to God news.That is all the writers at The Michigan Daily, the University of Michigan’s independent student newspaper, were doing, and now they are being punished for it.Sports writer Matt Slovin and staff reporter Adam Rubenfire broke the story on former Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons being separated from the university for violating the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy.This in turn saw the paper’s reporters not invited by the school to a press conference Monday where coach Brady Hoke discussed the violations, according to Slovin and Detroit News writer Tony Paul.In a day and age where people will go out of their way to defend the free speech rights of just about anyone that speaks, seeing the school turn away their own paper because they were doing their jobs is outrageous.What would have happened if The Associated Press had broken the report, or ESPN? Would the school have been as keen to block their reporters from attending the press conference?The report from the paper is well written, well reported and factually correct. There have been no corrections issued for this story, they didn’t flat out lie — these journalists were just doing what they had been trained to do.According to the paper’s website, they are financially independent from the school, but that didn’t stop Michigan from making a statement about the content that was being run.As an editor for The Lantern, a rival Big Ten paper, I have immeasurable respect for these journalists. This story had to be reported on whether it made Michigan happy or not.In the end, I’m not sure what the program gained by blocking these reporters from entering. With the speed that news is reported in today’s world, it was guaranteed this story would get out. Michigan comes out as the bad guy and The Michigan Daily ends up having more power than it did before.The school failed in what it did and should be questioned for the decision. But more importantly we should celebrate the newspaper. Not for doing something extraordinary, but for simply doing their job: reporting the news. read more

Continue reading »