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KPU commissioner restored to position after Jokowi revokes decree on her dismissal

first_imgEvi had sent the new decree to relevant parties such as the Election Organization Ethics Council (DKPP), the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) and the Home Ministry.She will return to her original position in the KPU as the coordinator of the technical division, Arief said.”There has not been any change in relation to her tasks. So, for now Bu Evi will return as the coordinator of the technical division,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.Jokowi issued Presidential Decree No. 34/2020 on Evi’s dismissal in late March after the DKPP dismissed her for allegedly falsifying the 2019 regional election results in West Kalimantan. Evi Novida Ginting Manik officially returned to her position as General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner on Monday after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo revoked a presidential decree regarding her dismissal.”We conducted a meeting and decided to allow Bu Evi to return as a KPU member for the 2017-2022 term starting from [Monday],” KPU chairman Arief Budiman said.Arief said Jokowi had issued on Aug. 11 Presidential Decree No. 80/P/2020 to revoke his previous decree approving Evi’s permanent dismissal from the commission. Evi filed a lawsuit with the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) in March against Jokowi’s decree. The court ruled in her favor in July, ordering the President to revoke the decree, rehabilitate Evi’s name and restore her position at the KPU.The PTUN judges cited “serious juridical defects” by the DKPP in the decision-making process in Evi’s dismissal, arguing that she had not been afforded her right of defense as the council had not questioned Evi prior to issuing the ruling.On Aug. 7, presidential expert staff member Dini Shanti Purwono said Jokowi respected the ruling and would not file an appeal.“The President will issue another decree to revoke a decree stipulating Evi Novida’s dismissal as a KPU commissioner,” Dini said. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Ellsworth Thumps Hermon

first_imgELLSWORTH — On Tuesday at Ellsworth, the Eagles got a solid pitching effort from Seth Cote and Adam Kaspala, who combined on a six-inning three hitter in Ellsworth’s 11-1 win.The Eagles struck for six runs in the first inning and the game was never in doubt after that.Ellsworth pounded out 12 hits, including two RBI singles and a three-run inside-the-park home run by Brad Folmer, two RBI singles by Andrew Hodge and two singles by Pat Kelley. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. admin Bio Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015last_img read more

Klopp hails new signing Van Dijk after debut goal

first_img“It was nice that Virgil van Dijk could score in his first game, a brilliant header,” said Klopp. “I am really happy.“In front of the Kop, makes it even better. In Germany we say cup games have different laws and it was like that — there was an extra push from both sides.”“What a night,” said the Dutch defender. “It was thoroughly deserved, it felt amazing to be out there, the goal is very special for me and my family.“Playing at Anfield for Liverpool is a dream for every player. To score a goal is even more special.”Klopp said the match was not a showcase for the best football, describing it as a “proper fight” between the Merseyside rivals. The German manager said he did not feel his side deserved a penalty for Mason Holgate’s challenge on Adam Lallana in the first half. Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed new signing Virgil van Dijk after the world’s most expensive defender scored a late winner against Everton in a dream debut on Friday.The £75 million ($102 million, 85 million euros) signing from Southampton scored with his head in the 84th minute to give Liverpool a 2-1 win in the third round of the FA Cup at Anfield.center_img “It was a similar situation (to the penalty against Liverpool for Everton last month) — the first one was no penalty in my opinion and this one wasn’t also. It’s the same. There is contact and the referee used his whistle. Exactly the same situation.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

See BCCI’s touching tribute to India superfan Charulata Patel who passed away at 87

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/BCCIAdvertisement bqotNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsax31ofWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E40k1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9auwWould you ever consider trying this?😱98h8Can your students do this? 🌚lvRoller skating! Powered by Firework Doesn’t matter if you’re 8 or 80, the passion and love for the game of cricket knows no limits in the country. Same was the case of Charulata Patel, the 87 year old ‘young’ lady who was an avid supporter of Team India, has unfortunately breathed her last on 13th January. To pay tribute to the evergreen supporter, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has taken it to social media, and the accolade will touch your heart.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/BCCIThe heartbreaking news was confirmed on Charulata Patel’s official Instagram account @cricket.daadi, which is managed by her grandchildren.Charulata Patel was all over the news during the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. The elderly ‘Superdadi’ was present in the stands of the quarter final of India’s face off against Bangladesh, where Virat Kohli and the squad won the match by 28 runs.On their official Twitter handle, BCCI tweeted an image of Patel ji with Virat Kohli, while they met each other after the match. The photo was captioned with a heart touching message:“#TeamIndia‘s Superfan Charulata Patel ji will always remain in our hearts and her passion for the game will keep motivating us.”“May her soul rest in peace.”Following the Men in Blues’ victory at Edgbaston, Patel met Kohli, and the two was seen exchanging greetings before the old lady gave her blessings to the Indian skipper and Rohit Sharma. Check out the heartwarming event in the video below, courtesy of the official Twitter account of the ICC Cricket World Cups.A resident of England, Charulata Patel was born to Indian parents on 1st May, 1932 in Tanzania. However, her ties to India was never suppressed. She was also present at Lord’s Cricket Ground in 1983 whrn India lifted their first Cricket World Cup trophy.Patel Ji was also featured in a video, where she expressed her love for the cricketers and the sport of cricket, and was seen blowing vuvuzelas and donning the tricolor just like any young Indian fan.“I am 87. I like India too much. They are my kids, my own kids.” Patel Ji said in the video. Check it out below-After his meeting with Patel Ji, Kohli made sure such a dedicated and loving fan should get the attention she deserves, and took it to Twitter to express his gratutide, along with some photos.Following the heartbreaking news, India’s superstar batsman Shikhar Dhawan expressed his sorrow and gratitude towards the old woman.The International Cricket Counci (ICC) also made their tributes to Patel Ji.Rohit Sharma, who had an amazing World Cup, was also framed together with the old supporter, and the Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians tweeted the photo with a touching message.Also read-India’s 87-year old super fan Charulata Patel now a part of Pepsi’s digital campaign Advertisementlast_img read more

Hume Innkeepers, Wild Cats, Club Inter Celebrate Soccer Championships

first_imgHume keeper Mike Precious then kept the Co-op offence off the scoresheet for the remainder of the game to preserve the narrow win.The victory completed a season sweep for Hume as the club also won the regular season title.The Men’s Open Final was one of three Championship matches as Nelson Youth Soccer concluded the outdoor season this past weekend.In the Master’s Men’s Final, Club Inter dominated regular season champion Ted Allen’s from start to finish en route to a 7-1 victory Sunday at Lakeside. Club Inter scored early and often as the second-place finisher upset Ted Allen’s.During the playoffs, Club Inter outscored the opposition 11-1. Ted Allen’s knocked off defending champion Jackson’s Hole 3-2 in semi final play while Club Inter got past Bia Boro 4-0.In the Ladies Rec League, Wild Cats made it a clean sweep to the title, outlasting Dirty Dozen 3-0.Wildcats, defeating Gold Diggers 5-1 to reach the final, finished the season undefeated in 14 games.In Youth Soccer action, winners included Vibe in U12 Girls; Kootenay Lake Electric in U12 Boys; Natural Phamacy in U14 Girls and EZ Rock in U14 Boys. Mitch Melanson scored the only goal of the game sparking the Hume Innkeepers to a narrow 1-0 victory over Kootenay Co-op in the Men’s Open Final Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.The win allow the Innkeepers to repeat as Men’s Open Champs.The marker came approximately 30 minutes into the contest.Shortly after Co-op missed a chance on a penalty shot to score the opening goal, the Innkeepers came roaring back 10 minutes later.After controlling the play, Melanson split a few Co-op defenders on the left side of the pitch before pounding a shot into the goal.last_img read more

Religion vs. Evolution: Which Explains Which?

first_imgEvolutionists have a running theme that evolving humans invented religion for various evolutionary reasons.In her most blatant article in recent years, Elizabeth Palermo at Live Science purports to tell the rest of mankind where their religion came from.  Her article is entitled, “The Origins of Religion: How Supernatural Beliefs Evolved.” To sound authoritative, she picks an expert named Kelly James Clark, a senior research fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute in Michigan.Picture this: You’re a human being living many thousands of years ago. You’re out on the plains of the Serengeti, sitting around, waiting for an antelope to walk by so you can kill it for dinner. All of a sudden, you see the grasses in front of you rustling. What do you do? Do you stop and think about what might be causing the rustling (the wind or a lion, for example), or do you immediately take some kind of action?“On the plains of the Serengeti, it would be better to not sit around and reflect. People who took their time got selected out,” Clark told Live Science. Humans who survived to procreate were those who had developed what evolutionary scientists call a hypersensitive agency-detecting device, or HADD, he said.In short, HADD is the mechanism that lets humans perceive that many things have “agency,” or the ability to act of their own accord. This understanding of how the world worked facilitated the rapid decision-making process that humans had to go through when they heard a rustling in the grass. (Lions act of their own accord. Better run.)But is this a just-so story masquerading as a scientific explanation? Does giving an imaginary human response an acronym provide understanding? In order to look unbiased, Palermo suggests a different scenario, appealing to Robin Dunbar at the University of Oxford for expertise:But not everyone agrees that religious thinking is just a byproduct of evolution — in other words, something that came about as a result of nonreligious, cognitive faculties. Some scientists see religion as more of an adaptation — a trait that stuck around because the people who possessed it were better able to survive and pass on their genes.At first, Palermo seems to want to avoid reductionism.  Both scenarios, however, are completely naturalistic, relying on Darwinian selection.  As such, they deny any rational content in religion.  It’s all the outcome of genetic forces in the prey-vs-predator competition.A Fool and Her Theory Are Soon PartedObservers may wish to read “How scientists fool themselves, and how they can stop” by Regina Nuzzo in Nature.  One of four sources of cognitive bias she warns about is just-so storytelling:As data-analysis results are being compiled and interpreted, researchers often fall prey to just-so storytelling — a fallacy named after the Rudyard Kipling tales that give whimsical explanations for things such as how the leopard got its spots. The problem is that post-hoc stories can be concocted to justify anything and everything — and so end up truly explaining nothing. Baggerly says that he has seen such stories in genetics studies, when an analysis implicates a huge number of genes in a particular trait or outcome. “It’s akin to a Rorschach test,” he said at the bioinformatics conference. Researchers will find a story, he says, “whether it’s there or not. The problem is that occasionally it ain’t real.”Two of Nuzzo’s recommendations are to seriously consider alternatives and invite debate by those who disagree. Evolution News & Views gave high marks to the late atheist evolutionist Will Provine for doing this (see ENV #1, ENV #2, ID the Future with Phillip Johnson, ID the Future with Paul Nelson). Many creationists and ID advocates have encouraged debate (see Academic Freedom Petition) and have complained about the often one-sided presentation of evolution. Palermo’s article, though it presents two views, is an example of cognitive bias where only Darwinians need apply.Moral Evolution Without the E-WordOne cannot find the word evolution in two articles about the origin of morality, but what is the message?  There’s no mention of evolution, for instance, in a press release from the U of Missouri on Science Daily that talks about the “development of altruism.” But there’s also no moral standard. What the psychologists look for is “prosocial” behavior, which might be interpreted as two individuals patting one another on the back. Toss in a little sympathy (feeling for another’s wants), and you get this from Gustavo Carlo, a “professor of diversity” at the university:Engaging in prosocial behaviors has a self-reinforcing quality that eventually may become incorporated into how adolescents view their moral selves; this may help explain how some individuals, over time, become more likely to engage in prosocial behaviors and become more sympathetic, Carlo said.In this view, the “moral self” is an illusion based on behaviors that become self-reinforcing. But if altruistic behavior is scientifically amoral, on what basis does Carlo advocate moral education that “encourages boys and girls to express their prosociality“?  Is that morally good?A psychologist from Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich with the name sounding like a Roman philosopher (Markus Paulus) offers his views on the “emergence of morality in toddlers” in a Commentary in PNAS. If humans are products of evolution, they are remarkable, he begins:Humans are a remarkable species. Not only do they display prosocial behavior to an extent that is unseen in other species, but these tendencies are also shaped by moral norms that prescribe what we ought and ought not to do. It is a central characteristic of moral norms that they are of an impersonal nature and apply likewise to the self and other. Thus, humans also evaluate their conspecifics’ behaviors on basis of moral standards and punish or reward them based on these moral judgments.Paulus avoids use of the e-word evolution. He does, however, delve into the usual materialistic debates about the “ontogenetic origins of human morality” with heavy reliance on neuroscience experiments to provide understanding.  Morality, he suggests, is a malleable quality depending on embryonic development and social conditioning.  To some extent, that is evident; children tend to follow the moral standards of their families, tribes and societies.  Not always, though. Some turn to religion after a training in atheism, and vice versa.  Some make choices based on their own observations and reasoning, such as from reading books, not from evolutionary influences on their social group.  To deny the ability of reasoning to change one’s mind based on evidence or new information undercuts Paulus’s own credibility.Can morality be explained in a vacuum?  At the end of the commentary Paulus changes tone, almost getting a tinge of conscience over having naturalized morality:It should be noted that research on human morality cannot be judged from a neutral point of view — a view from nowhere — as we are all continuously engaged in moral considerations and debates. Any research on moral behavior presupposes thus a particular view on what we judge to be moral or not moral. The basis of this differentiation, that is, the justifications of norms, can only be understood from the perspective of someone who participates in a moral debate. Consequently, we need to be careful to not confuse normative questions about the validity of norms with empirical signatures of moral judgments and social evaluations, as the latter can only be empirically assessed when one presupposes a particular normative view on what is actually good or bad. In the present case of perceiving clearly antisocial and violent behaviors, such a judgment seems common-sense. Nevertheless, it would be good to keep in mind the normative presuppositions we are making when examining moral judgment and moral conduct. Such a combined effort of moral neuroscience, moral philosophy, and moral psychology seems to be well equipped to raise our understanding of the ontogenetic origins of human morality to the next level.Paulus just hinted that certain things can be “actually good or bad,” not just so defined based on one’s social context. But is it “good” to “keep in mind” that such presuppositional questions are best addressed in the academy (moral neuroscience, moral philosophy, moral psychology), rather than in church?  Having briefly awakened from his dogmatic slumbers, it appears that Markus Paulus promptly rolled over and went back to sleep.Giving Religion a Minute on the SoapboxScience Magazine took advantage of the Pope’s visit to America to seek a Catholic view on science and religion. Edwin Cartlidge, a science writer from Rome, asked the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, Guy Consalmagno, what he thinks. One tidbit: “God doesn’t get in the way of doing good astronomy,” Consolmagno said: “Just the opposite. He is the reason we do astronomy.”Consalmagno used the opportunity to advertise a couple of important Catholics in modern science, Gregor Mendel and Georges Lemaitre.  But he also pointed to some of the presuppositions that underlie all of science: belief in an orderly universe of laws, confidence that the universe is real (not an illusion), and the conviction that “the universe is so good that it is worth spending your life studying it, even if you don’t become rich or famous.”Catholics get an outsized platform in the American science media even though they are a religious minority.  At least three reasons account for this: (1) Catholicism has a celebrity figurehead (the Pope) that Protestants do not.  Reporters are attracted to powerful people.  (2) There is a perception that Catholicism has been static ever since Peter. Anyone who knows church history knows how false that is. (3) Catholics never question important consensus views like the big bang or an old earth, and are wishy-washy about Darwinian evolution.  These factors draw science reporters to tolerate Catholics part way. Don’t hold your breath for Protestant creationists to get such a platform in the press, even though some of them are just as scientifically qualified as the Vatican astronomer, if not more so.Contest! We’ve answered the likes of Palermo’s “evolution of religion” articles so many times, we want to give our readers a try at it.  Read her piece, and write a concise response, pointing out the flaws in her reasoning.  Try to make watertight arguments that the most ardent evolutionists cannot deny. The best entries will be added to our commentary.Extra credit: tackle another “evolution of religion” theory by psychologist Steven Reiss of Ohio State, presented favorably without critique on PhysOrg.(Visited 58 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Finding Tweets that Matter to You: My6sense Launches New iPhone App

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… My6sense just announced a new version of its iPhone application that can automatically highlight the most relevant tweets from the users you follow. The mytweetsense feature learns from the user’s implicit and explicit actions and builds a model of what is interesting to the individual user. Mytweetsense works best for tweets that include links. The app’s features are clearly geared towards these kind of tweets and include previews for links, videos and images.The default view in the app displays all the recent tweets you received according to relevancy. You can also switch to a chronological view of your timeline and the app allows users to easily reshare content on Twitter, Facebook and Friendfeed, as well as by email.Finding Relevant Tweets The app trains itself. My6sense just watches what links you click on, and which articles you retweet or share on other social networks. It takes a little bit of training, but if our experience with the my6sense RSS reader is any indication, the results are surprisingly good. We got a chance to talk to Barak Hachamov, the company’s founder and CEO at LeWeb earlier today. According to Hachamov, my6sense creates an extremely detailed personal profile of every user. It’s important to note that mytweetsense mostly looks at the content of the links that you receive in your Twitter stream. While the app has an option to turn on the relevancy algorithm for tweets without links, the service works best when it can work with the additional information that is implicit in these links.Twitter lists and smarter real-time search engines have made it easier to keep up with the constant stream of updates on Twitter, but this is still a random stream of information. My6sense’s iPhone app may not replace your favorite Twitter app right now, but it’s a great tool to catch up on your tweets if you have been offline for a few days. You do, however, have to use it for a few days before so you can get the best experience. The app first has to get to know you, after all. Tags:#news#web Related Posts frederic lardinoiscenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

6 Free E-Books on Learning to Program with Python

first_imgRelated Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Learn Python the Hard Way is a beginner’s programming book written by Zed Shaw. It was written for Python 2.6.Shaw is known as the creator of the Mongrel and Mongrel2 Web servers, and more recently as the author of this lively manifesto.Non-Programmer’s Tutorial for PythonNon-Programmer’s Tutorial for Python 2.6 and on-Programmer’s Tutorial for Python 3 are products of the WikiBooks project.Python ProgrammingPython Programming is another WikiBooks guide to Python. It’s one of the texts of the MIT course mentioned above.The Python TutorialThe Python Tutorial is the official tutorial from the Python project. It’s used in the MIT course. You can find a tutorial for Python 2.7 here and for 3.0 here.Think Python Think Python: An Introduction to Software Design was written by Allen B. Downey an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Franklin W. Olin College ofEngineering. It’s is available in multiple formats, including a hard copy, here. It was written before Python 3.0, but has been updated with footnotes to explain discrepancies. There are a few variations of this book which may cause some confusion. Think Python is the online version of Python for Software Design: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist, which is an updated version of How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python. It has also been ported into other language such as C++, Java and Ruby.Downey has several other computer science books available for free from his publishing company Green Tea Press.See Also6 Free JavaScript E-Books and Tutorials A Byte of Python is a beginner’s book on Python by Swaroop C H. “If all you know about computers is how to save text files, then this is the book for you,” the site says.It’s been used in several academic programs, such as the above mentioned UC Davis course, and by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.It’s available for both Python 2.X and 3.0, but only the 3.0 version is still updated. A hard copy version is available.Learn Python the Hard Way Python is an increasingly popular language, and it’s also a favorite language teaching first time programmers. We’ve compiled a list of beginner’s books to choose from.Just because they’re free doesn’t mean they aren’t good. Some of the books listed here have been used in courses such as MIT’s Introduction to Computer Science and Programming course and University of California, Davis’ Basic Concepts of Programming course.A Byte of Python How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#hack#How To 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… klint finleylast_img read more

Record Volume Of Apps Downloaded On Christmas Day

first_imgChristmas Day smartphone activations also prove the general theme of mobile in 2012: everything mobile exploded this year. We thought the 2011 growth in smartphones, tablets and apps was impressive. Well, 2012 made 2011 seem like ants crawling up a mountain.On Dec. 25, 2011, Flurry estimated 6.8 million iOS and Android activations. The 17.4 million activations in 2012 represents 2.5-times that of 2011. It is important to point out that Flurry is considerably larger this year than last, which could effect its projections. Nearly 260,000 apps currently use Flurry’s analytics system. The company estimates it can accurately gauge 90% of new device activations in the world. Once people had all those fancy new devices in their hands, they started to download apps. In droves. Flurry estimates that 328 million apps were downloaded on Dec. 25 (at least on its own platform), a 112% increase from baseline data from Dec. 1 to Dec. 20 (155 million app downloads per day). Flurry says that the 328 million downloads was a record day, “besting that of any previous day in history.” Christmas Day also saw a bounty of tablets under the tree. Dec. 25 saw 51% of all device activations go towards new slates. Flurry notes that the iPad, iPad Mini and Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-inch were the big winners this year.  Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement It is interesting to note when people starting downloading apps on Dec. 25. If you household is anything like mine, then we wake up around 8 a.m. and start opening presents (oddly enough, no tablets or smartphones were given among my family this year, an extreme rarity). That means that we were nearly done with presents by 9:30 a.m., which means we would be playing with our gifts by about 10 a.m. Flurry charted app download volumes throughout Dec. 25 and found that downloads peaked around 10 a.m. on Dec. 25 and held steady at that highpoint for the next eleven hours or so, as the next chart illustrates.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … These may seem like impressive numbers, but the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the busiest of the year for app downloads. Smart app publishers got their apps (and marketing plans and in-app purchases/discounts) in to the iOS App Store and Google Play the week before Christmas. That is especially important for iOS, as Apple locks down the App Store for a week every Christmas, this year starting on Dec. 21. What apps did you download this holiday season? Let us know in the comments. Top image courtesy Shutterstock Tags:#analytics#Android#apps#iOS#mobile center_img dan rowinski The holiday season is important to the mobile app economy, like it is for so many other industries. Yet, unlike retail businesses or the service economy that benefits in the weeks preceding Christmas Day, December 25th is perhaps the busiest day of the year for app developers. It makes sense. People get new smartphones and tablets as gifts, activate them and start downloading apps. 2012 proved no different. Mobile analytics company Flurry estimates that 17.4 million iOS and Android devices were activated on Dec. 25, 2012. For comparison, the period between Dec. 1 and Dec. 20 saw four million iOS and Android activations per day. Activations on Christmas represented a 332% increase from the first three weeks of December.  Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Bucks get Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, 2 draft picks

first_imgBledsoe, who wanted out of Phoenix, was traded to the Bucks on Tuesday in exchange for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks.The 27-year-old Bledsoe had not been with the Suns since Oct. 22, when he posted “I Don’t wanna be here” on Twitter, the same day the Suns fired coach Earl Watson. He had been averaging 15.7 points per game, second behind Devin Booker, and was the team’s on-court leader.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 shutoutHe was sent home by the Suns after the tweet, reducing the team’s leverage because everyone in the league knew Phoenix was trying to trade him. Bledsoe had asked to be traded before the season, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough has said. The NBA fined the eight-year NBA veteran $10,000 for the tweet.Adding Bledsoe will take some of the focus off Antetokounmpo, the Bucks’ primary ball-handler. Milwaukee had lost four of its last five games before visiting the Cavaliers, but adding Bledsoe’s scoring ability alongside Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton on a team that also includes rising guard Malcolm Brogdon could help. LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Olympic marathon champion Sumgong banned 4 years for EPO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “We’re excited. Eric’s excited,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said in Cleveland.Bledsoe will take his physical on Wednesday and is expected to join the Bucks in San Antonio in time for Thursday’s game against the Spurs.Middleton can’t wait to see what Bledsoe brings.“He’ll be another great player for us, a guy who can create for others and create for himself on offense,” Middleton said. “I’m excited to play with him. We can do a lot of things. We’ll have more ball-handlers on the court at the same time. He’s going to be a great for us.”Already a dangerous and up-and-coming team, the Bucks could go to another level with Bledsoe.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 “He adds a veteran point guard, a guy who plays with pace and can get into the paint, can make the right play,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “He’s been on the cusp of being an All-Star the last three years. He brings a different dimension to their team. He can shoot the basketball, get in the paint, run pick-and-roll and he’s a good defender also.“It’s a good pickup for them.”Bledsoe averaged more than 20 points and six assists per game in each of the last two seasons with the Suns, including career highs in points (21.1) and assists (6.3) last season. Bledsoe spent the past five seasons in Phoenix after his first three years with the Clippers.The 27-year-old Monroe, who joined the team as a free agent in 2015 after five years in Detroit, has been sidelined recently because of a left calf strain. Over three seasons with the Bucks, he averaged 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 165 games.Without him, Milwaukee will likely consolidate the center position and look ahead to early next year, when the front line should get a boost with the return of injured forward Jabari Parker.The 6-foot-11 Monroe has an expiring contract, which means even more room for a Suns team with loads of cap space. They also could have as many as three first-round picks next season.“Moose did everything we asked him to help us win, from being a starter to being asked to go to the bench and help us have a stronger bench,” Kidd said. “I wish him the best because he did everything we asked.”Milwaukee’s first-round pick will belong to the Suns in 2018 if in the range of 11-16 overall; in 2019 if in the range of 4-16; in 2020 if in the range of 8-30; and in 2021 it will be unprotected. The Suns get Milwaukee’s second-round pick next year if in the range of 48-60 overall.Phoenix, rebuilding with an extremely young roster featuring Booker and T.J. Warren, has not made the playoffs in six years. MOST READ FILE – At left, in a March 6, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks’ Greg Monroe (15) shoots during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, in Philadelphia. At right, in a March 12, 2017, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) shoots over a Portland Trail Blazers defender during an NBA basketball game, in Phoenix. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks. The deal includes a protected first-round and a protected second-round draft pick, according to the person who spoke Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, on condition of anonymity because the trade first reported by ESPN had not yet been finalized.(AP Photo/File)MILWAUKEE — Eric Bledsoe’s disgruntled days are over.The talented guard is getting a fresh start with the Milwaukee Bucks, who have another proven scorer to take some pressure off All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more