Lack of transparency about BlackBerry’s concessions

first_img October 11, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lack of transparency about BlackBerry’s concessions RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Receive email alerts United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation Follow the news on United Arab Emirates April 28, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img The Emirati authorities appear to have reached an agreement with Research In Motion (RIM), the Canadian manufacturer of the BlackBerry smartphone, under which they are not after all carrying out a threat to suspend certain BlackBerry services from today.Reporters Without Borders welcomes the decision not to put the threat into effect but it is concerned about the confidential nature of the presumed accord. If a compromise has been reached, RIM and the Emirati government should release its terms. Transparency is needed so that smartphone users can trust BlackBerry technology and so that freedom of information can be guaranteed in the UAE.The Emirati government had announced on 1 August that BlackBerry’s instant messaging, email and web browsing services would be suspended on 11 October for failing to meet governmental and social standards (read the article). But today, the government said BlackBerry’s smartphones were now complying with UAE legislation but it did not specify what modifications RIM had agreed to make to its services to bring them into compliance. An estimated 500,000 people currently use BlackBerry smartphones in the UAE.The authorities had previously insisted that the fact that the encrypted data carried on these services transited through servers based abroad posed a threat to national security and they had accused RIM of thereby failing to comply with the country’s lawsAccording to the Johannesburg Principles on National Security, Freedom of Expression and Access to Information that were adopted by a group of experts in international law in 1995 and were approved by the relevant UN special rapporteur, freedom of expression may only be restricted in very specific conditions affecting national security. Such conditions are not currently met in the UAE.Arrests had already been carried out in connection with use of BlackBerry phones. Badr Ali Saiwad Al-Dhohori, an 18-year-old youth resident in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, was arrested on 15 July for allegedly using his BlackBerry to try to organise a protest against a gasoline price increase. The protest was called off before it took place (read the article).Until now, it was BlackBerry phones and RIM that were being targeted but other smartphone manufacturers need to be on their guard against the EAU’s repressive demands. Apple has already been forced to sell its iPhone 4 models to the Emirates without the FaceTime app that enables video conversations.The UAE was listed as a country “under surveillance” in the “Enemies of the Internet” report that Reporters Without Borders released in March (,36668.html). Access to many websites is now blocked, especially those covering human rights, prisons, free speech and governance. (List of the blocked sites: RSF_en News News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information December 23, 2020 Find out more RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group Newslast_img read more

Hillsides Gala Raises $408,000 for Children and Families

first_imgGiving Back Hillsides Gala Raises $408,000 for Children and Families From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 3:50 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Hillsides raised $408,000 at its annual gala, Symphony of Dreams, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday night, February 27, 2016. A crowd of more than 400 guests enjoyed an evening of top musical performances, a spirited live auction hosted by NBC4 Southern California Weathercaster Fritz Coleman, and an emotional testimonial by a Hillsides client, 2016 Rose Princess Donaly Marquez.We’d like to thank everyone who supported Symphony of Dreams, which is Hillsides largest fundraiser of the year,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “The funds will be used to help the more than 6,200 children and families we serve throughout Los Angeles County.”The gala kicked off with a performance by the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Young Men’s Ensemble, who serenaded guests as they entered the hall. As dinner started, 2015 “American Idol” Top 4 Finalist Rayvon Owen warmed up the crowd with a spirited rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground,” and later performed an original song about the redeeming power of love, “Rescue.”The emotional high point of the evening was the speech by Rose Princess Marquez. She told of a harrowing childhood spent on the streets with an abusive mother before she and her siblings were adopted. In high school, when her traumatic past began to catch up to her, she reached out to Hillsides for counseling.Marquez credits her Hillsides therapist with giving her the courage to try out for the Tournament of Roses Royal Court, calling the therapist her mentor and inspiration. “I truly believe Hillsides has not only opened up doors for me, but has also assisted me in trying to find myself in the midst of everything else,” she said.During the evening, guests also had a chance to bid on 11 packages during the live auction emceed by Coleman.Symphony of Dreams was chaired by Dr. Annette Ermshar, a Pasadena-based clinical psychologist who is active in the local music community and who added many unique musical elements to the event.Sponsors of the gala included Avery Dennison, Beth Gertmenian, Bolton & Company, Don and Sally Clark, Kaiser Permanente, Kim and Rob Shepherd, Linda and Stephen Gill, Paul Rusnak/Rusnak Auto Group, Sherm and Marge Telleen, The Havner Family Foundation, The Swanton Family Foundation, The Walt Disney Company, and Western Asset Management. The gorgeous flower arrangements for the evening were donated by Jacob Maarse Florists.The gala was held in the hotel’s “Biltmore Bowl,” the site of eight Oscar ceremonies in the 1930s and ‘40s during Hollywood’s Golden Era.Hillsides founded in 1913 and headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider of child welfare services serving families in crisis and children in foster care. For more information about Hillsides, please visit HerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Rev. Clarence J. Hubbard, 86

first_imgRev. Clarence J. Hubbard, 86, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.  He was born on November 9, 1933 in New Point, Indiana, the son of Phillip Ford and Mary (Marcum) Hubbard.  He married Nancy Marilyn Gregory on October 8, 1955 and she survives.  Clarence worked as a maintenance technician at GE for 21 years and retired from Federal Mogul as a maintenance technician after 20 years.  Clarence was a member of the New Point Gospel Heirs group ion New Point for 5 years and an Assistant Pastor of the Freewill Baptist Church in Norristown, Indiana for 15 years.  When Clarence had free time from church and work, he loved to go fishing and spend time with his wife and family.  Clarence was an avid coffee drinker, most every morning he would have a cup of black coffee and donut sticks while reading the local newspaper. On any given day it would not be unusual to find Clarence at KFC, as according to him, it was the best place to eat in Greensburg.  Clarence also loved spending time with his grandchildren, building train sets, watching them play sports and teaching them new things.  He is survived by a daughter, Janice Darlene Brendel (Larry Gray) of Westport; three sons, Clarence Timothy (Kim) Hubbard, of Greensburg, Bobby Dale (Pam) Hubbard, of Greensburg, Michael Thomas (Cindy)0 Hubbard, of Shelbyville, and an adopted daughter, Cassandra DeLana (Dylan) Buckley, of Greensburg, 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter; one brother, Danny Petro; one half brother, Roger Hubbard; three half sisters, Dorothy Gorbett, Georgia Williams, and Sandra Hubbard.  He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Doris Moulton, Viola Smith, Patty Lyons, and Diane Snyder; three brothers, Roy Hubbard, Billy Gene Hubbard, and Jimmy Hubbard; two grandsons, Shawn Brendel and Phillip Hubbard; one granddaughter, Brittany Hubbard.  Visitation for family and friends, observing CDC precautions, will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on at the funeral home with Rev. George Mitchell officiating.  Interment will be held in the Milford Cemetery in Milford, Indiana.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family through the funeral home.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Roberson, McCullough look to find consistency for Syracuse ahead of Florida State matchup

first_img Published on January 10, 2015 at 11:39 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Neither player’s contributions come consistently enough.Tyler Roberson is Syracuse’s rebounding menace off the bench one night and largely absent the next. Chris McCullough was one of the best freshmen in the country for much of nonconference play. After a series of passive appearances he’s regained his aggression but is trying to translate it into points.Both have played some of their best basketball in place of one another at the No. 4 spot for the Orange, and as SU (11-4, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) takes on Florida State (9-6, 1-1) at 8 p.m. on Sunday the two forwards will try to add consistency to their games. While the frontcourt has been Syracuse’s strength, improvement from Roberson and McCullough would give Rakeem Christmas a more complete partner in the post.“Chris started out great. He played great, great,” Jim Boeheim said after SU’s 46-45 win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday. “Now we can’t get him to play bad. We’d like to get him to play bad. That would be a step up from where we are.“And Tyler gets 17 rebounds (against Virginia Tech), and tonight he’s — he was nowhere to be found. In a key possession, Rak’s open in the post and he’s dribbling the ball off his leg. I mean, we just can’t play like this and be successful.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRoberson’s only sporadically contributed in terms of scoring but he’s had breakout performances on the boards.His 17 rebounds against Virginia Tech on Jan. 3 helped prevent Syracuse from blowing a 19-point halftime lead. But it was by far his best performance in three weeks. He followed it up with an invisible showing against Georgia Tech where he only got off three shots and logged four rebounds in 20 minutes.With 7:46 left in the game against the Yellow Jackets, Roberson spoiled an SU breakaway by hanging on the rim, drawing an offensive interference call.“I’ve been coaching for 39 years and I’ve never had a player just go grab the rim like that,” Boeheim said. “I mean, what are you thinking? You’re not.”Roberson said he thought he played similarly to other performances and that more complete showings were just a matter of playing through off games.“Just to rebound, play hard and everything else will come like scoring and everything,” Roberson said of what Boeheim’s asking of him and McCullough. “So just try to do that and let the other stuff come to me.”After averaging 14.4 points per game through SU’s 69-57 loss to St. John’s on Dec. 6, McCullough has tailed off to producing just 4.3 points per game. He’s scored 30 total points since then.McCullough and teammates had said that he needed to be more aggressive. Against Georgia Tech he consistently called for the ball and looked for shots.When he was subbed out for Roberson with 12:37 left in Wednesday’s game — he banged his left knee but said afterward he was fine — he was a couple possessions removed from driving from the free-throw line and pushing in a shot that gave the Orange a 32-30 lead.He sat until coming for Roberson with 1:23 left in the game.“I’m transitioning still. I should be good,” McCullough. “I’m looking for my shot and being aggressive now. Shots just wasn’t falling today.”Both McCullough and Roberson have found ways to contribute, just not consistently or often enough in terms of scoring.“I think he’s doing a good job of contesting shots and rebounding,” SU forward Michael Gbinije said of McCullough. “And the 3 that they missed toward the end, he was up with the guards contesting that shot. So I think the offense will come along with Chris.“And T-Ro, he’s an unbelievable rebounder. I don’t know what his stats were (Wednesday), but he’s definitely going to be key for us down the road.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Miraculous putt sinks USC in Arizona

first_imgThe Trojans seemed to finally have it in their grasp. The No. 13 USC men’s golf team, 13 months removed from its last tournament victory, was in a great position on the final hole of its title match with New Mexico in the 2010 Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship in Tucson, Ariz.Firing · Freshman T.J. Vogel won his singles match 5 and 4 over UNM’s James Erkenbeck Tuesday at the Callaway Match Play Championships. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information The Trojans and Lobos had split the day’s first four matches, leaving USC freshman Martin Trainer and New Mexico’s John Catlin to battle for the deciding point.Trainer was two holes up with two to play but bogeyed the 17th. Catlin made birdie to extend the match. On the par-four 18th, Trainer hit his approach shot to inside 15 feet while Catlin’s second shot left him over 30 feet from the cup.With members of both teams watching around the green, Catlin drained the long putt while Trainer missed his.“Shocked. Absolutely shocked,” USC coach Chris Zambri said about his team’s reaction to Catlin’s putt. “He had about 32 feet, putting straight down a big swell, and if he misses the putt we win, and he made it.”On the first playoff hole Trainer hit his drive into a cactus and made bogey. Catlin made par and gave the Lobos the tournament championship.“I felt like I should have won but I just kind of fell apart at the end,” Trainer said. “It was kind of a miraculous putt on the 18th hole for him but all credit to him.”Trainer’s loss in the final was the only defeat he suffered during the week. He won three straight matches over the first two days of the tournament to help USC reach the final.USC, seeded eighth in the 16-team field, defeated No. 9 Texas Christian University in the first round 4-1 with match victories from Trainer, freshman T.J. Vogel, sophomore Steve Lim and junior Matt Giles.Next up was top-seeded Stanford, ranked No. 2 in the nation. The Trojans squeaked out a 3-2 victory with wins from Trainer, Vogel and Lim.In the semifinals, Trainer, Lim and freshman Stewart Hagestad grabbed wins to help USC beat Colorado State 3-2 and advance to the final.Vogel and Giles won their matches against New Mexico State, but it wasn’t enough.“It’s certainly good preparation for the national championship,” Zambri said, referring to the match play format at the NCAA championship. “You can’t win a national title if you don’t win three matches in match play.”The Trojans were busy over the break as well, finishing in a tie for third at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters held March 12 to 14 in Las Vegas.Vogel turned in another impressive display in the desert, finishing second overall for the second straight tournament. His three round total of four over par was one shot behind tournament winner Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State.“My game is about as good as it has been,” Vogel said. “There are a few things I need to work on short game wise but ball-striking wise I’m at the highest I’ve ever been. I feel really confident.”As a team, USC shot 44 over par, nine strokes behind co-champions UNLV and UCLA.Hagestad shot 13 over and finished in a tie for 21st while Trainer posted a 31st place finish at 16 over par. Lim tied for 37th at 18 over and Giles shot 20 over to finish in a tie for 43rd.With two top-three finishes in the last week, the Trojans are heating up as they move into the stretch run of the season.“This gives us confidence that we can compete with the best, even though we’re young,” Vogel said.Zanbri agreed, saying he had high hopes for his team.“We’re definitely rounding into a team that has a chance to win a national title,” he said. “We can compete with the best teams in the country; there’s no doubt about that.”last_img read more

More than 8,500 miles of travel later, Syracuse looks for road recipe

first_img Published on April 17, 2018 at 9:09 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse has traveled about 8,500 miles back and forth to nine games away from the Carrier Dome. If SU flew that mileage in a straight line, the team could travel to Warsaw, Poland, and back.While it hasn’t actually left the country, the No. 19 Orange (8-7, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) has embraced the role of a traveling team for much of the season. Carrier Dome scheduling and the geographic diversity of the ACC means Syracuse has spent plenty of time on the move in the last two months. It’s created challenges — both in terms of practice planning and what to do in the long hours of travel — that SU’s struggled to solve to the tune of a 4-5 record when playing outside Syracuse.SU’s trip to Oregon in February was Syracuse’s longest of the season, and it accounted for almost half the team’s total mileage. Since then the Orange has flown twice more and bused numerous times.Sophomore goalie Asa Goldstock remembers watching Syracuse while growing up and seeing how the Orange was “always somewhere.” While her high school team visited Florida over spring break, the rest of her games were relatively local.“I knew I’d get a lot of aerial views from the plane when I came here,” Goldstock said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn the other hand, freshman midfielder Sam Swart was blown away by the amount of travel Syracuse has done. The concept of playing away from the Carrier Dome didn’t even occur to her.“I was just thinking we’d be in the Dome,” Swart said. “I thought all the games were gonna be here, I don’t know why I was thinking that. I was dumb. Not all of the games were in the Dome, for anybody reading this.”center_img Syracuse WLAX road gamesInfogramA hiccup in scheduling led to some of the inconvenient traveling. When schedules normally would be made, there were conflicts with scheduled Carrier Dome renovations, Gait said. By the time the Orange could finalize its schedule, most other teams had nearly completed theirs. That forced SU to settle for road games at odd, midweek times, Gait said.The scheduling trouble led in part to two separate road trips that featured two away games in three days, on a Thursday followed by a Saturday. The first trip resulted in two SU losses, to Notre Dame and Northwestern. More recently, Syracuse beat Loyola (Maryland) on a Thursday but fell to Virginia Tech two days later.“I think (the travel) was the difference versus Virginia (Tech),” Swart said. “There was just too much going on in such little time.”The Orange passes the time travel days with a pastime that’s taken over much of the athletic world: Fortnite. Goldstock said Nicole Levy brings her Xbox. It’s not much different than at SU, Goldstock said, just that teammates hang out in a hotel room instead of around campus. And Goldstock conceded that Levy is the best player, ranking herself as a close second.Simpler challenges than who’s the best Fortnite player come up when a team travels as much as Syracuse, though. The most recent road trip was the trek from Loyola in Baltimore to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. On what Swart termed a nine-hour bus ride, many of her teammates slept or watched TV shows, like Goldstock’s favorite “Riverdale” and “Law & Order: SVU.” But Swart did neither.“I can’t sleep on the bus,” Swart said. “I only trust my mom driving, that’s it. I don’t trust bus drivers, no offense, they’re all great. I kind of just sit there and look out the window, visualizing myself on the field.”Once at VT, the Orange lost in double-overtime. Swart, lacking sleep and having visualized herself on the field, did end up with a hat trick. But the trip ended as all three of SU’s ACC road contests have ended thus far: a one-goal loss.Swart did find one benefit in the travels despite the loss.“We hit Virginia and we cross the border, you just see the sun,” Swart said. “And I was like, this is so weird. Seeing the sun again was definitely a nice little touch in my life.” Commentslast_img read more

LeBron James wants to ‘destroy as many people as possible’ next season, says Richard Jefferson

first_imgRichard Jefferson believes LeBron James is set to have a stellar season.James, 34, posted good numbers last season — his first with the Lakers — but, he struggled with a groin injury that limited him to 55 games and he missed the playoffs for the first time since 2004-05. LeBron James organizing Lakers minicamp to help team bond, report says Jefferson, who played with James on the Cavaliers from 2015-17, said Monday during an appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up!” he thinks the star is going to bounce back in a big way.Jefferson said: Related News “For us anything short of a championship is not success,” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said on a conference call last month (via the Los Angeles Times).James, a three-time champion and four-time MVP, averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists for the Lakers in 2018-19. Klay Thompson on DeMarcus Cousins: ‘I know he’s going to be a huge asset for the Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma: I am capable of being Lakers’ third superstar “LeBron James will be the best player in basketball next year, again. Now, will he be the LeBron James from ’08 and chasing down blocks? No. But, he’s going to do so many different things. … I think he understands the disrespect. He’s felt it over the course of his career, at different levels. Now, it’s like ‘Oh, you’re old. You’re not that guy anymore.’ But, I think, really and truly, he’s more focused on proving to people that basketball is the most important thing to him. And, the only way to do that is to go and destroy as many people as possible.”The Lakers’ roster should be much improved this season as they acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans this summer in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram and three first-round picks.How will LeBron bounce back this season? @Rjeff24 says he will go out and “destroy as many people as possible.”— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) August 12, 2019Los Angeles had cap space to add a third star next to James and Davis, but missed out on Kawhi Leonard, who joined the cross-town rival Clippers. The team then inked Avery Bradley, Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee, Quinn Cook, DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo and Alex Caruso to deals.last_img read more

Yankees’ Domingo German suspended 81 games for domestic violence incident

first_imgGermán will not appeal the suspension.The ban is retroactive to 2019, during which he served 18 games, leaving 63 games left in Germán’s suspension in the 2020 season.Germán will also donate to Sanctuary for Families, a New York City-based non-profit organization dedicated to aiding victims of domestic violence, per MLB’s release. “My office has completed its investigation into the allegations that Domingo Germán violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said via news release. “Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Germán violated our Policy and that discipline is appropriate.”MORE: 20 things to watch in 2020The Yankees added: “We remain steadfast in our support of Major League Baseball’s investigative process and the disciplinary action taken regarding Domingo Germán.  Domestic violence — in any form — is a gravely serious matter that affects every segment of our society. …”We are encouraged by Domingo’s acceptance of his discipline, and we sincerely hope this indicates a commitment to making a meaningful and positive change in his personal conduct.”Germán was placed administrative leave after a Sept. 16 incident in which he allegedly hit the mother of his children at teammate CC Sabathia’s charity event.No charges were filed, and no police report was made. MLB was notified through a third party and the league conducted its own investigation into the incident. MLB has levied an 81-game suspension on Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán.The league announced Thursday that it found the New York right-hander in violation of its joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.last_img read more

New NFL policy may prohibit teams from announcing signings, but these teams found a loophole

first_imgThe NFL, as per usual, decided to be a buzzkill this week by issuing a new policy that prohibits teams from announcing that they have agreed to contract terms with a free agent until the contract has been executed and the player has passed a physical. A few teams decided to get creative and found ways around the rules to announce signings via Twitter on Wednesday, the first day of the 2020 league year.The Bears were first, announcing there were “reports” that they were trading for Nick Foles, all but confirming the news without actually saying it themselves. Reports: #Eagles have agreed to terms with DT Javon Hargrave.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 18, 2020The Vikings had fun with it, citing their signing of Michael Pierce from Michael Pierce.NFL policy currently prohibits teams from making official announcements regarding roster moves.Per reports, the #Vikings have agreed to terms with DT Michael Pierce (@mikepierce_97).📰:— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 19, 2020And by reports, we mean from #THEJUGGERNAUT himself.— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 19, 2020And the Rams… Well, now they’re just trolling.According to our #sources and multiple #media #reports…— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 19, 2020NFL reporters might appreciate these efforts from teams, as it directly confirms their reporting. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport gave the Redskins a shoutout.I’m enjoying this social media trend.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2020 Per @NFLNetwork reports, we have traded for QB @NickFoles.(NFL policy currently prohibits teams from making any official announcements.)@SNICKERS | #DaBears— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 18, 2020NFL FREE AGENCY TRACKER:Live updates on news, rumors, signings & tradesThe Cardinals were next, citing “multiple reports” regarding the acquisition of DeAndre Hopkins. And they decided to have extra fun with it.As you may know, NFL policy currently prohibits teams from making any official announcements.It does allow us to pass along media reports.And according to multiple reports, we have acquired WR DeAndre Hopkins via trade with the Houston Texans.— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) March 18,— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) March 18, 2020There are also rumblings (potentially) from multiple reports that we have agreed to terms with LB Devon Kennard.However, we cannot confirm or deny these reports.— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) March 18,— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) March 18, 2020The Redskins were quick to catch on, announcing reports of a couple of new signings.This is something new. So, stay with us.NFL policy currently prohibits teams from making any official announcements. What we will do is tweet about the reports floating around 💯REPORTS: We have agreed to terms with CB Kendall Fuller 😏— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 18, 2020HOLD ON WE ARE HEARING MORE REPORTSApparently, we have also agreed to terms with Thomas Davis 💯— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 18, 2020The Eagles also joined in on the fun.last_img read more