News As a result of a supreme court ruling on 30 September, Le Journal Hebdomadaire, one of Morocco’s few independent newspapers, was ordered to pay 250,000 euros in damages on 18 October in connection with a libel suit brought in 2006 by a think-tank based abroad over an article about Western Sahara. If the weekly is forced to pay, its survival will be in doubt. October 30, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to Hillary Clinton to go further Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists RSF_en Taoufiq Bouachrine, the publisher of the Casablanca-based newspaper Akhbar al-Youm, and cartoonist Khalid Gueddar will be the targets of two parallel lawsuits on 30 October in connection with a cartoon of Moulay Ismaïl, a cousin of the king, that appeared in its 26-27 September issue. One of the actions, brought by the interior ministry, accuses them of “attacking an emblem of the kingdom.” The other, brought by Ismaïl himself, is demanding 266,000 euros in damages for “failing to accord due respect to a member of the royal family.” The newspaper’s headquarters have meanwhile been closed and are being guarded by police. Dear Secretary of State Clinton, April 15, 2021 Find out more Secretary of State Hillary ClintonUS Department of StateWashington DCUSA Prosecutions are being brought against news media and journalists, who are being sentenced to jail terms or to pay exorbitant damages awards as the judicial system deploys an arsenal of sanctions designed to intimidate and financially asphyxiate the independent press. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation On 26 October, a court in Rabat gave Ali Anouzla, the editor of the daily Al-Jarida Al-Oula, a one-year suspended jail sentenced and fined him 10,000 dirhams (885 euros) on a charge of publishing false information and “mendacious allegations and facts with the intention of causing harm” in a 27 August article that contradicted a bulletin about King Mohammed’s health. Bouchra Eddou, a journalist charged with complicity in the same case, got a three-month suspended sentenced and a fine of 5,000 dirhams (455 euros). Both say they will appeal. April 28, 2021 Find out more Ten years after Mohammed VI’s accession to the throne in 1999, the record is very uneven. The start of his reign saw real advances but they were followed by reverses and tension, especially from July 2009 onwards. Courts have ordered Moroccan newspapers to pay more than 2 million euros in fines and damages since 1999, while journalists have been sentenced to a combined total of 28 years in prison. June 8, 2021 Find out more News We thank you in advance for the attention you give to this matter. Sincerely, Reporters Without Borders urges you to use the opportunity offered by your visit to Morocco to talk about the difficulties that the independent media are facing and to raise this crucial issue with the Moroccan authorities. The aim of the Forum of the Future which the US government set up in 2004 is to promote democratisation in the Broader Middle East and North Africa region. Press freedom is an essential component of this democratisation. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information Paris, 28 October 2009 Receive email alerts RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Reporters Without Borders has just completed a visit to Morocco in which it met with journalists and representatives of Moroccan media in difficulty and publicly expressed its support at a news conference yesterday in Casablanca. Although fewer topics had seemed to be still off-limits in recent years thanks to the independent press’s tenacity and an apparent desire on the part of King Mohammed to ease restrictions, the Royal Palace has reaffirmed some of the taboos in recent months, especially those affecting the image of the king and members of the royal family. Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that defends press freedom worldwide, would like to draw your attention to the disturbing deterioration in the press freedom situation in Morocco on the eve of your official visit to that country on 2-3 November. News Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa At the end of a trial that did not respect defence rights, a Rabat court sentenced Driss Chahtane of the newspaper Al-Michaal on 15 October to a year in prison over an article about the king’s health. Two other journalists, Rachid Mahamid and Mustapha Hayrane, were given three-month jail terms in connection with the same article and all three were ordered to pay several thousand dirhams in damages. Chahtane was arrested and jailed that evening. Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara
“City are a fantastic club, with a brilliant manager and I am delighted to be here,” said Cancelo.“Everything about them has impressed me, from the facilities, to their style of play.“I am always looking to develop my game and win trophies and I believe I can do that here, so now I’m really looking forward to the new season and testing myself in the Premier League.”Cancelo, who can play further forward as well as at left-back, joined Juventus from Valencia for £35m in 2018 after a season on loan at Inter Milan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City have completed the signing of Portugal right-back Joao Cancelo from Juventus for £60m.The agreement sees City full-back Danilo, 28, move in the opposite direction for a fee of £34.1m.Cancelo, 25, has signed a contract at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2025 and becomes City’s third signing of the summer after Angelino and Rodri.
Share Share Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 StumbleUpon CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach August 27, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit Italian bookmakers and wider industry stakeholders are making adjustments to the daunting reality that Russia 2018 will feature no Azzurri!For the first time since 1958, there will be no Italian representation at a FIFA World Cup tournament. Italy now faces a summer of soul searching for its downtrodden Calcio, as business analysts estimate a + €1billion hit for the Italian national economy.Marco Castaldo – MicrogameItalian betting prospects were discussed at SBC’s Betting on Football 2018 Conference (#bofcon2018), where Marco Castaldo, Chief Executive of Italian betting software supplier Microgame commented on summer adjustments that Italian betting stakeholders may face.“We expect to lose some turnover versus the last World Cup. How much is difficult to estimate. Margins will be impacted too, as bets that would have been made in Italy may move to more favoured contenders. But the industry also loses a classic customer acquisition opportunity: getting new punters to try betting by leveraging loyalty to their national team.”However, seeking to drive Russia 2018 engagement, with Italian football fans, Castaldo reveals that Microgame will launch its new network daily fantasy sports (DFS) product this June;“To help compensate, we will be launching our Daily Fantasy Sports network to coincide with the World Cup. The idea is to provide players with a different type of engagement with the tournament since they won’t have their team to support. We are merging with an existing network and are working to put all the leading operators together to create significant liquidity, which is what has been missing. With sufficient liquidity, Daily Fantasy Sports is an interesting game on its own. But we also see it as an effective cross-selling tool into Sports Betting.”Although the Italian betting will have no Azzurri support this summer, Castaldo and Microgame remain confident on the sector’s long-term digital prospects and growth.As leader of Microgame, a supplier of tailored betting/igaming software, Castaldo is buoyed by the positive response to the Italian governments new national tender for online gambling licenses. Castaldo welcomes further foreign participation within the Italian sector, as new blood will drive competition and innovation between market new incumbents and legacy players.“In general, I expected interest but the number is a bit surprising: more than 40 new operators, net of the renewals. Observers believe the market will consolidate but after this licensing round, we could have over 110 operators, more than 4 years ago. ”“Probably, this reflects the underlying and persistent growth trend in the online segment, leading to significant interest from the last international operators who are not present. After all, Italy is one of the largest regulated markets out there. I believe we will also see a significant number of new operators from the local land-based gaming industry, who have finally decided that multi-channel is the way to go. Put simply this may be the real news…”
4 FebruaryThe World Bank is urging developed countries to start a fund to ensure that more resources are made available for African countries to develop the infrastructure they need to sustain economic growth.“Poorer countries need safety net programmes aligned with their ability to put them to good use,” World Bank president Robert Zoellick said in a speech delivered on his behalf at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week.“We need to fund well-designed, efficient programmes that provide income support to the poorest, such as food-for-work, conditional cash transfers and school feeding programmes.”Zoellick said that such a fund would also provide finance for small businesses, that often had a hard time securing funding, even during normal times.Infrastructure investmentInfrastructure has long been identified as a key requirement for any region to realise economic growth, and Africa’s infrastructure needs to be developed to an adequate and efficient standard.The price tag is high however, with the United Nations estimating that more than US$52-billion a year in public and private investments is needed to close the continent’s infrastructure gap by 2010.World Bank Africa vice-president Obi Ezekwesili earlier predicted that growth rates in African economies could fall to half of what they have been in the past few years, as the global economic downturn could dry up important private sector investments that have propelled advances in growth.Ezekwesili pointed out that the African economy had been growing at a rate of 5.8% over the last decade, as compared to negative figures before then.Shielding poor nationsThe World Bank also plans to raise its Innovative Bridge Research and Development lending for developing country borrowers by US$100-billion over the next three years to shield poorer nations from the adverse effects of the global economic downturn.Of this amount, Zoellick said $42-billion would be channelled to African economies.He explained that the decision had been necessitated by a sharp drop in demand for African exports, which are expected to slump by a further two percent this year as the continent adjusts to the global crisis.Decline in foreign investmentIn his speech, Zoellick told African leaders to be ready for a continued decline in foreign direct investments, which were expected to fall by 1.5% on top of last year’s 2.1% drop.“The crisis had raised Africa’s economic challenges to a new height,” he said, adding that the slowdown would affect poverty eradication programmes as well as the Millennium Development Goals of the continent, which were already behind by more than seven years.“The most at risk are households in the poorest countries, where there is least access to safety nets and the greater danger of falling back into poverty,” he said.Employment, human crisisAccording to Zoellick, the financial crisis that grew into an economic crisis was now becoming an employment crisis, and in the coming months it could turn into a humanitarian crisis.“Many of you have already seen the danger signs on top of poverty, hunger and malnutrition we saw last year as a result of soaring food and fuel prices,” he said.Source: BuaNews
Save time in post, by learning how to bring just the audio or video elements from a group of clips into the Premiere Pro timeline.Video editors sometimes need to take just the audio or just the video to the timeline from a selection of shots. Targeting Premiere Pro tracks and working from your project panel can make this a quick and painless process.Just the video dropped to my timeline from the project panelSo, let’s say your video has arrived and it is a series of establishing shots that have the director talking over them. You may want to use the video but not the audio. Or, maybe you need some ambiance under a shot to make it sound like it was taken in the same environment as all the other shots in your production.What you don’t want to do is double up your workload by having to go back to your Premiere Pro timeline and deleting the parts of the clips you don’t want! That said, if it is only one clip then just importing the clip and selecting the bit to delete while holding the Alt key on a PC or the Option key on a Mac is probably quickest – but if you want to use multiple clips here’s what to do…Start by hover scrubbing in the project panel and selecting an in point and an out point on each of the clips (check out our earlier post for more info on using hover scrubbing in Premiere Pro CS6). In the timeline, go to the header and deselect the header for the part you don’t want to import – video or audio. To deselect it, simply click on it until it is no longer highlighted.The video header is selected & the audio header is unselectedThen go back to the Premiere Pro project panel (shift + 1) and use your arrow keys to navigate to the clips you want to put on your timeline. Do either an insert edit (,) or an overwrite edit (.). Only the part of the clip that matches the selected header will come into the timeline.You can get clips from the source monitor to a Premiere Pro timeline with a slightly different workflow, but it isn’t the fastest way to get lots of clips moved quickly. To do this most quickly, use the workflow above and see how it will make your Premiere Pro video editing more efficient!
Short & Sweet Film FestivalImage via Short & Sweet Film Festival.If you’re on your way to Sundance, you may want to take a small detour the week before to Orem, Utah for the Short & Sweet Film Festival. While it’s not quite at the same feature film level, this smaller shorts-focused fest is a great launch pad for up-and-coming filmmakers, both in the narrative and documentary genres. This one is perfect for short documentary filmmakers looking to make some connections and catch some breaks before making it big at Sundance.Location: Orem, UtahShort Film Submission Fee: $10Short Length: Under 40 minutesSubmission Window: Ends November 30, 2018Official Website: Short & Sweet International Short Film FestivalImage via International Short Film Festival.Currently in its 34th year, the Hamburg International Short Film Festival is one of the most prestigious, and most unique, film festivals in the world. While not necessarily a documentary-focused festival, it is short film-centric and accepts submissions of any genre, including an international section, a “3 minute quickie” section, and a “deframed” (a.k.a. No-Budget) section.Location: Hamburg, GermanyShort Film Submission Fee: No Submission FeeShort Length: Under 60 minutesSubmission Window: Ends February 16, 2018Official Website: Hamburg Fest Check out these five great film festivals that are well worth the time for fans and filmmakers of short-form documentaries.Image via Shutterstock.For filmmakers and journalists alike, the documentary film has become one of the most important media for those looking to find and share the truth. While documentaries can be one of the last pure ways to investigate and report on events, people, and the world, they are also fundamentally a form of artistic expression. For documentary filmmakers, the sometimes-odd, sometimes-beautiful dichotomy of the two motivations makes documentary filmmaking a rare combination of labor and love.It also creates quite a need for documentary film festivals to find ways to reward those who excel at the craft — and to spotlight the unique, meaningful, and often-incendiary subjects they uncover. So, if you’re a documentary filmmaker looking to give your film a wider audience, here are some of the best documentary film festivals for short (and even micro) documentaries.Hot DocsImage via Hot Docs.If we’re talking short films, let’s talk about the biggest festival that showcases them. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary film festival in North America. Started in 1993, the festival has screened 230 documentaries from over 50 countries — its most recent festival hosted over 215,000 people. For short documentary filmmakers, their shorts section (1-40 minutes) is one of the best in the world, and the festival is a great way to meet people and network.Location: Toronto, CanadaShort Film Submission Fee: $35Short Length: 1-40 minutesSubmission Window: November – JanuaryOfficial Website: Hot Docs True/False Film FestivalImage via True/False.Located in the journalistic hotbed of Columbia, Missouri, the True/False Film Festival is one of many documentary festivals that celebrates those filmmakers who bridge the gap between fiction and nonfiction. The festival has become a beacon of documentary filmmaking with short- and long-form projects that span the globe in terms of subjects and viewership.Location: Columbia, MissouriShort Film Submission Fee: $25Short Length: Under 40 minutesSubmission Window: September – NovemberOfficial Website: True/False Atlanta ShortsfestImage via Atlanta Shorts Fest.In its 9th year in Atlanta, Georgia, the Atlanta Shortsfest is a great venue for filmmakers of all disciplines. Held at the Synchronicity Theatre, this up-and-coming festival aims at growing the short film community for filmmakers and fans alike. Documentaries, narratives, and animations are all welcome.Location: Atlanta, GeorgiaShort Film Submission Fee: $30Short Length: Under 45 minutesSubmission Window: Ends May 31, 2018Official Website: Atlanta Shortsfest For more film festival advice and info, check out some of these articles:The 10 Best Film Festivals For Up-And-Coming FilmmakersHow to Create a Dynamic Press KitAre Film Festivals Worth the Money?
Reyland Capellan (left) and Kaitlin de Guzman (right) celebrate with Gymnastics Association of the Philippines and chief of mission Cynthia Carrion after winning two gold medals in the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — With two golds in the bag, gymnastics chief Cynthia Carrion said the Philippines can still expect two to three more triumphs in the next few days.Carrion, who is also the chief of mission, said she is looking at a few more wins in individual and team events in the sport being held at MITEC Hall 9.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medalCapellan will still see action in vault, while the 17-year-old De Guzman will vie for golds in her favorite events, floor exercise and balance beam.“I hope the other sports follow suit,” said Carrion who is also counting on team events.RELATED VIDEOGymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games2.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension 3 Filipino boxers in SEA Games finals; Suarez crashes ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC READ: Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA GamesGymnastics has 20 golds at stake in both rhythmic and artistic disciplines, which can turn in a gold mine that Team Philippines needs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIncidentally, it was Carrion, in her capacity as chief delegate, who forecasted a 50-gold turnout for the PH contingent.Gold medalists Reyland Capellan in men’s artistic floor exercise and Kaitlin de Guzman in uneven bars kept the country’s campaign afloat Tuesday morning. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments
Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Brownlee didn’t mind having to play longer minutes.“We did great as a team so I didn’t have to exert a lot of energy. As a collective group, we did a great job,” said Brownlee, after logging 46 minutes.Brownlee also said that at this stage, fatigue is the least of his concerns.“I’m ready to play whatever [minutes I need] to win a championship. It doesn’t matter at this point,” he said.“One more to go. The job is not done. The only thing we’ve done is win three games. We haven’t won a championship. I’m sure we’re going to be fired up Wednesday and we’ll be ready.” ADVERTISEMENT Game 5 at PH Arena sets attendance record in PBA Finals game LATEST STORIES And on Sunday, Cone did just that by extending the minutes of his import Justin Brownlee and chief playmaker LA Tenorio.“We had to extend those guys,” Cone said. “What are we saving them for? We got Monday and Tuesday to rest before we play on Wednesday. I told Justin during one of the timeouts, ‘Justin, you ain’t gonna sit down here in the second half.’”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We didn’t think (Allen) Durham was gonna sit down, so Justin wasn’t gonna sit down, so might as well not save yourself.”The move paid dividends for Cone as Brownlee dropped 20 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a block, while Tenorio delivered 17 markers, six boards, and four dimes in Ginebra’s 85-74 victory over Meralco to move a win away from retaining its title. View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Sol Mercado’s injury has truly thrown a wrench into Barangay Ginebra’s rotation for the rest of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.Without the speedy guard, Ginebra coach Tim Cone knew he needed to improvise.ADVERTISEMENT Game 6 is on Wednesday, still at Philippine Arena. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
LATEST STORIES Harden had 50 points 11 rebounds and 10 assists, scoring 10 straight Houston points down the stretch to help the Rockets beat the Kings 119-108.“They made a run, which we knew they were going to have in them,” Harden said. “But I just tried to be aggressive, whether it was making an assist or getting to the basket or shooting my shot. That was it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHarden had his 42nd career triple-double and third 50-point game in the last six. He made seven 3-pointers to become the ninth player in NBA history to reach 2,000 career 3s. It was his NBA-record fifth 50-point triple-double, which is two more than second-place Russell Westbrook, and the second this season.Coach Mike D’Antoni, who is in his third season with the Rockets, continues to be impressed by Harden’s performances. Google Philippines names new country director Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag MORE HARDENSaturday was Harden’s ninth 50-point game this season. That’s the most since Kobe Bryant had 10 in 2006-07. Harden needed just 37 minutes to score 50 points on Saturday for his fourth 50-point game where he’s played fewer than 40 minutes and the seventh of his career, which is the most in NBA history.UP NEXTKings: At San Antonio on Sunday night.Rockets: At Sacramento on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sacramento led by two to start the fourth before the Rockets used a 7-2 run, capped by a 3 from Paul, to take a 98-95 lead with about nine minutes left. The Kings made three free throws to tie it, but P.J. Tucker made a 3-pointer to put Houston up 101-98 with about seven minutes remaining.The Rockets had a 3-point lead at halftime and opened the third quarter with an 8-2 run, with 3s from Eric Gordon and Paul, to make it 71-62.An 11-2 spurt by the Kings tied it at 83-83 with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the quarter. De’Aaron Fox and Harrison Barnes had 3-pointers in that stretch and Buddy Hield added a 3-point play.Houston missed 3-point attempts in a row to allow the Kings to close the gap.Harden, who made 17 of 18 free throws, finally ended the drought when he hit one from the corner right after that to put the Rockets back on top and he made a layup a few seconds later to make it 88-83.But the Kings scored the next 10 points, with eight from Bagley, to take a 93-88 lead.Paul made a 3-pointer for Houston’s first points in 2 1/2 to cap the third quarter and cut the lead to 93-91 entering the fourth quarter.TIP-INSKings: Harry Giles missed his fifth game with a bruised thigh. … Fox and Joerger both received technical fouls in the second quarter. … Hield had 21 points, and Bagley added 20.Rockets: Capela has at least 10 rebounds in a career-high 12 straight games. … Kenneth Faried sat out for the third straight game with a sore left knee. … Gerald Green missed his fourth game with a strained groin. 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Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots a three-point basket as Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden and the Houston Rockets knew they’d have to be aggressive Saturday night to counteract the young and fast-paced Sacramento Kings.It was that mindset that led to another huge game for the Beard and a victory for the Rockets.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving “It’s remarkable what he does, and he does it every night,” D’Antoni said. “I keep thinking: ‘gosh, can he do this every game.’ And then he does it for three years.”Houston had a three-point lead when Harden re-entered with less than seven minutes left. Willie Cauley-Stein made an alley-oop dunk to cut it to one before Harden scored all of Houston’s points in a 10-2 run that made it 111-102 with three minutes to go. Harden grabbed the rebound after a miss by Marvin Bagley and found Clint Capela for a dunk that pushed the lead to 113-104.Capela added 24 points and 15 rebounds, and Chis Paul had 22 points. Houston has won four of five.Bogdan Bogdanovic had 24 points for the Kings. They have lost two straight and fell to 0-3 against Houston this season.“I liked the way our guys fought,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. “Came down to the fourth quarter and we didn’t get enough shots to go down … they made a lot of big shots and that’s what they do.”ADVERTISEMENT
Liverpool boss Klopp on Newcastle thrashing: We can perform betterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his team can perform better after their 4-0 thumping of Newcastle United.The Reds led 1-0 at half-time on Boxing Day thanks to Dejan Lovren’s powerful early strike, and Mohamed Salah’s penalty doubled their advantage in the opening stages of the second half.Xherdan Shaqiri made it three by rounding off a slick team move with 11 minutes remaining, before substitute Fabinho completed the scoring with his first Liverpool goal.Klopp said afterwards, “It was difficult. It is always difficult. I liked the start offensively, but I didn’t like the start defensively – the protection was not as it should have been. We were not as compact as we should have been. They had the first corner, half-counters and stuff like that, so it looked like kind of an open game. When we had the ball, after the first 15 minutes, we were good – one-twos, good finishes. We lost the formation a little bit, we were too wide offensively. “If we could play the ball in behind it was good, but if they could clear it with a header then we were not there to win the ball back formation-wise. 1-0, a fantastic goal, quick in mind; again it was off a set-piece, which is brilliant. A fantastic cross and then a good reaction from pretty much everybody in the box, then a fantastic finish from Dejan. I was really happy about half-time [so that] we could adjust a few things and go back to the way we actually wanted to play. That made life easier, especially after we scored with the penalty in minute 47 – pretty early in the second half. Then we controlled the game, which was good. “We scored wonderful goals again, set-pieces fantastic. Even Ali could show – apart from all his football-play skills – what his actual job is and saves the clean sheet. A pretty perfect day for us; not a perfect performance, but a really good performance. Result-wise and a lot of parts of the performance, really good.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say