Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 3:34 PM EST Jan 4, 2019 For Luke Kennard, it’s usually a good decision to shoot. A 40-percent 3-point shooter early in his career, it’s the skill that will likely keep him in the NBA for a long time. That’s why it’s maddening when he passes up an open shot like he did in the fourth quarter in the Detroit Pistons' victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. After grousing from first-year coach Dwane Casey and teammates, he responded with two clutch 3-pointers. “I heard everybody over there,” Kennard said after Friday’s practice. “I’ve been in situations like that during the season where I have shots I needed to take and that’s another thing I’m continuing to work on.” With Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz visiting Little Caesars Arena on Saturday night, it’s a good time for a Kennard progress report. Fans still get angry when looking back at the 2017 … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons work to develop Luke Kennard, while winning
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Amelia Nierenberg, Associated Press Updated 5:28 am CST, Monday, December 31, 2018 FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, a man rides his bicycle past graffiti on a wall in Banjul, Gambia. Journalists in Gambia have launched a self-regulatory body that they hope will offer legitimacy, and far more freedom, to media emerging from a dictatorship that ruled the tiny West African nation for more than two decades. less FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, a man rides his bicycle past graffiti on a wall in Banjul, Gambia. Journalists in Gambia have launched a self-regulatory body that they hope will offer ... more Photo: Sylvain Cherkaoui, AP Photo: Sylvain Cherkaoui, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, file … [Read more...] about Gambia’s journalists, free from dictator, work to win trust
Keith Ellison and cops … where to begin? Let’s start with this: It’s complicated. Some police officers speak well of Ellison on a personal level. And a number of county prosecutors are strong supporters. Several area police chiefs are allies of Ellison. But to some rank-and-file officers — perhaps many — Ellison is persona non grata. This matters now because Ellison is about to become Minnesota’s attorney general, a post often described as the state’s highest law-enforcement official. As the passions subside from the November election — and Ellison’s battle against Republican Doug Wardlow was an impassioned contest — and as Ellison’s swearing-in next month approaches, there are signs that a reconciliation of sorts might be in the offing. ELLISON’S UNIQUE BACKGROUND Ellison’s résumé is unprecedented for a Minnesota attorney general. While Democrats have held the office since 1971, law-and-order … [Read more...] about A lot of cops don’t like Keith Ellison. How’s that going to work when he’s attorney general?
Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press Updated 9:36 pm PST, Monday, December 17, 2018 The Capitol is seen at twilight in Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. less The Capitol is seen at twilight in Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 The Capitol is seen at twilight in Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. The fight over … [Read more...] about Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms
"Today more than 400,000 are in employment or training... even I am surprised at how quickly it's progressing," Ingo Kramer, head of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA), told the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper. "The vast majority are in jobs subject to social security contributions, and that integrates them into society," he added. "Business leaders are getting it done." Kramer's optimistic tone matches that from the Federal Labour Agency (BA), which counts 30,000 young refugees currently in training. But some 177,000 refugees were still registered as unemployed in November. SEE ALSO: How Germany plans to fight worker shortage with new immigration law German Chancellor Angela Merkel chose in late summer 2015 not to close Germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the Middle East and Africa. The decision stoked support for the anti-immigration populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD), ultimately ushering a potent far-right political … [Read more...] about Germany integrating migrants quickly, according to business chief