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Two of the league’s worst and less-interesting teams — the DetroitPistons and Charlotte Bobcats – consummated a trade that hardly will alter the fate of their respective teams.Guard Ben Gordon, who never fit in Detroit, was shipped with a future first-round pick to the Bobcats for nomad forward Corey Maggette.“We welcome Corey Maggette to our organization in a transaction that provides us with a veteran scorer and defender in addition to increased roster flexibility moving forward,” said Joe Dumars, President of Basketball Operations. “We thank Ben Gordon for his commitment to our organization over the last three years and wish him the best in the future.”Gordon, 29, averaged 12.5 points and 2.4 assists in 26.9 minutes per game last season. He is on the books for $12.4 million in 2012-13 and has a player option worth $13.2 million for 2013-14.Maggette, 32, averaged 15.0 points and 3.9 rebounds in 27.6 minutes per game, although he appeared in less than half of Charlotte’s games because of injury. Maggette is entering the final year of a contract that will pay him $10.9 million. Detroit makes the sixth team he has played for in his career.The Bobcats actually acquired Maggette in a 3-team trade involving the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings on the night of the 2011 NBA Draft. He didn’t last long. His merry-go-around figures to continue swinging after a brief stay in Detroit. read more

first_imgLaunching a fresh attack against Twitter, Trump complained his followers kept fluctuating on the platform and he is losing them fast during the social media summit at the White House.IANSUS President Donald Trump lashed out at social networking platforms, especially Twitter, during the social media summit at the White House for censoring Republican views and blocking Americans from following him.As the summit was about to begin on Thursday, Twitter went down for nearly an hour. The outage was due to an “internal configuration change” that was fixed by the time the President started addressing the summit.Launching a fresh attack against Twitter, Trump complained his followers kept fluctuating on the platform and he is losing them fast, CBS News reported.”People come up to me, saying ‘Sir, we want to follow you; they don’t let us on’,” Trump told a gathering of conservatives and his far-right supporters.Interestingly, no representative from Twitter, Facebook or Google was invited to be part of the summit.”I have millions of people, so many people I wouldn’t believe it, but I know that we’ve been blocked. People come up to me and they say, ‘Sir, I can’t get you. I can’t follow you’,” he added.Twitter removed several fake accounts last year and in the process, Trump also lost nearly 3 lakh followers.”The President said he’s directing his administration to search for any regulatory or legislative action it can take to avoid censorship,” the report mentioned.Others present at the social media summit were Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican who favours stricter regulations for tech companies to avoid censorship.Senator Marsha Blackburn and Republican Matt Gaetz were also in attendance who have accused Twitter of censoring tweets.Right-wing provocateur James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, was also present.In his last meeting with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Trump reportedly questioned the former specifically on why he was losing followers the micro-blogging platform.The White House recently launched a new tool for people to report if they have been wrongly censored, banned or suspended on Facebook and Twitter.The tool comes in the wake of several Republicans slamming Facebook and Twitter for censoring conservative speech on both the platforms.Trump in a March tweet accused Facebook, Google and Twitter of being “on the side of the Radical Left Democrats”.last_img read more

first_img Share Florian MartinFour candidates competed for the open seat for District VII, which includes Lamar High School and Wisdom High School.Two candidates, Anne Sung and John Luman, appear headed for a runoff in the battle for District VII on the Houston Independent School District’s board of trustees.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016There was no outright winner Tuesday night because no candidate in the four-way race won a majority vote. It’s an open race, as longtime trustee Harvin Moore is retiring early.Sung, a former teacher and education advocate, came the closest to winning: She won about 47 percent of the vote, with more than 68 percent of ballots counted. It’s the second time Sung has run for District VII, which spans River Oaks to Harwin and includes Lamar and Wisdom high schools.Luman came in second, with about 30 percent of the vote and also securing a spot in the runoff. Luman is a lawyer and lobbyist, who led a successful fight earlier this year to stop an affordable-housing complex near his children’s school in Briargrove.The other two candidates, Victoria Bryant and Danielle Paulus, trailed in the vote count.It’s not clear yet when the runoff election will be scheduled.last_img read more