Brees apologizes after LeBron James backlashes criticism of QB Anthem protests

Brees apologizes after LeBron James backlashes criticism of QB Anthem protests

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has apologized for his lack of “compassion or empathy” after he said he disagrees with athletes protesting against racism during the national anthem. Brees registered his opposition to the non-violent protest movement launched by Colin Kaepernick during the 2016 NFL season in an interview with Yahoo Finance published on Wednesday. “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” the 41-year-old said. “Let me just tell what I see or what I feel when the national anthem…

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UK negotiates with 5G suppliers from Japan and South Korea

UK negotiates with 5G suppliers from Japan and South Korea

British officials have discussed supplies of 5G networking equipment with companies in South Korea and Japan as part of a bid to develop alternatives to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The source said the talks with Japan’s NEC Corp and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which were first reported by Bloomberg, are part of a government plan announced last year to diversify Britain’s range of 5G suppliers. A government spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment after normal working hours…

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Key EU employees – translators – stayed on the brink of survival during COVID

Key EU employees – translators – stayed on the brink of survival during COVID

The lack of physical meetings during the COVID-19 lockdown has been devastating for nearly 1,200 freelance interpreters in the European institutions. Some of them took part in a protest at the heart of the EU institutions on Wednesday (3 June). EURACTIV Bulgaria reports. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, freelance interpreters or Agents for Conference Interpreting (ACIs) were employed by the European institutions on long-term, medium-term and short-term contracts. Like full-time interpreters, ACIs were encouraged to improve their language skills and relocate to Brussels and a large number of them took that decision….

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