Burundi: Radio Isanganiro under pressure

first_img Receive email alerts News Reports Nsabiyabandi spent the afternoon at SNR headquarters being questioned about his supposed collaboration with Radi Inzamba and Humura, two Burundian exile radio stations based in neighbouring Rwanda.The SNR also accused him of not adhering to Radio Isanganiro’s established editorial policies and of stirring up public opinion and inciting revolt, without being able to mention any specific reportage or piece of news that would corroborate these accusations. Nsabiyabandi denied all the accusations and pointed out that, since his appointment as the radio station’s editor in October 2016, he has not receiving any warning from the National Communication Council for bias or misreporting the news.As he was leaving the SNR agents threatened him of possible consequences should he not change his behaviour. Exile radio stations targetedThe regime had already made it clear at a news conference on 17 March that an offensive against independent media outlets was being planned. In particular, the government’s spokesman issued a warning to Bujumbura-based radio stations that were closed down and are now broadcasting from abroad.The authorities appear above all to be targeting the exile radio stations in Rwanda: Humura, an offshoot of the old RPA, and Radio Inzamba, which is operated by journalists who used to work for Radio Isanganiro and Bonesha FM. Both broadcast their news programmes online and via WhatsApp.Their very existence and their interviews of Burundians in refugee camps are an achievement. But they have had problems obtaining reliable information from Burundi and they have no access to government officials so they cannot get official reactions and cannot reflect all sides to some of the stories they report.“This intimidation of Burundian journalists in Burundi over their alleged collaboration with exile radio stations is designed to make it even harder for these radio stations to work and to isolate them even more,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.“The Burundian government should be interested in a democratic and pluralistic debate to which the media could contribute. On the contrary, the authorities seem to favour a single narrative, one that supports President Nkurunziza’s exclusive power.”Internal pressureYesterday’s interrogation of Radio Isanganiro’s editor by the SNR seems also designed to intimidate journalists working for media outlets within Burundi, who are under constant pressure, including within their own news organizations.Radio Isanganiro is symptomatic of this situation. After being closed down like all the other independent radio stations in May 2015, it was allowed to reopen with Samson Maniradukunda appointed by a pro-government supervisory board as its new director, replacing Anne Niyuhire, who had fled to Rwanda.To get permission to reopen, Radio Isanganiro had to sign an undertaking to pursue a “balanced and objective” editorial policy that respects the country’s “security.”What “balanced and objective” means is left to the government and the new director, who makes it his job to implement government directives restricting the radio station’s editorial freedom. Sources close to the station say he has repeatedly intervened to get programmes changed after receiving calls from members of the government.Radio Isanganiro’s journalists complain of being under constant pressure at work. Several of them were recently fired for defending their principles while those still there are alarmed by the fact that they have had to sign a new code of ethics.In a country where the rule of law has been ignored for the past two years, where people can be arrested by intelligence officials and never reappear, and where everything is being done to tighten the regime’s grip on the population, the mere fact of having to sign a document at work can be very disturbing.Burundi is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation News November 27, 2020 Find out more April 6, 2017 Burundi: Radio Isanganiro under pressure Personnel de la Radio Isanganiro, alors fermée, célèbre son 13eme anniversaire , en novembre 2015 / Crédit : Radio Isanganiro BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence Exiled mediaFreedom of expression BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence Exiled mediaFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information center_img to go further The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about Radio Isanganiro editor Joseph Nsabiyabandi’s interrogation yesterday by Burundi’s feared National Intelligence Service (SNR) and, more broadly, about government meddling in the Bujumbura-based radio station’s editorial policies. Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists News Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention October 21, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Burundi RSF_en June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Storm Lorenzo update for Limerick

first_img Previous articleThe (hypothetical) AlternativeNext articleOpen House will uncover Limerick architectural treasures Meghann Scully Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Post ShowMet Éireannstormstorm lorenzoweather WhatsAppcenter_img LimerickNewsStorm Lorenzo update for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – October 3, 2019 1708 Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter A status red weather alert is now in place across the countryMet Éireann has issued an ORANGE Wind Warning for Limerick.The warning is valid between Thursday 03 Oct from 6pm to Friday 04 Oct at 3am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Council are monitoring the situation closely.Due to wind and heavy rainfall there is a chance of flooding in locations with temporary flood defences being deployed.Southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds 65 to 80km/h with gusts generally of 100 to 130km/h, higher in coastal regions. Storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage.In addition, there are two YELLOW warnings from wind and rain affecting the whole country. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

The Marcus King Band Reintroduce Themselves With Stellar Self-Titled Second Album [Review/Stream]

first_imgThe Marcus King Band’s eponymous new record, their second studio album (after 2015’s Soul Insight) and first with Fantasy Records, is an impressive offering by a band that continues to make massive strides toward superstardom. “This album is a reintroduction to The Marcus King Band,” says Marcus King, the band’s guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter, “A lot of parts were written or improvised in the studio. We cut all of the band tracks live in the studio, in order to capture the essence of our live shows.”Warren Haynes, the rock guitar elder statesman to whom 20-year-old Marcus is frequently compared, played a vital role in the recording of The Marcus King Band, producing the entire album and lending some guitar licks to “Virginia”. “Warren is a wealth of knowledge,” says King, “Working with him on this record was not only a dream come true, but the best decision for the direction the band is moving toward.”The respect between King and Haynes is mutual. According to Warren, “Marcus is the first player I’ve heard since Derek Trucks to play with the maturity of a musician well beyond his age,” Warren Haynes says. “He’s very much influenced by the blues, but also by jazz, rock, soul music, and any timeless genres of music. You can hear the influences, but it all comes through him in his own unique way. He has one of those voices that instantly draws you in, and his guitar playing is an extension of his voice and vice versa.”While such high praise from such a well-respected artist may seem like hyperbole, it couldn’t be more spot-on when it comes to Marcus. King more than lives up to the hype on The Marcus King Band, an incredibly strong collection of 13 tracks that showcase the extensive abilities of the young artist and his talented band (Matt Jennings – keyboards/organ, Jack Ryan – drums/percussion, Stephen Campbell – bass, Justin Johnson – trumpet/trombone, and Dean Mitchell – saxophone).“Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With That” is an upbeat but laid-back love song led by sunny horns and guitar licks about getting back to a simple, happy moment, where “singing me a melody so sweet,” as delivered in Marcus’s earnest drawl, is the perfect harmony of substance and presentation.“Devil’s Land”, loosely based on King’s grandfather who worked on a farm in his younger years, sees Marcus assert his vocal prowess early, with the swagger and storytelling abilities of a much older bluesman. Matt Jennings’ organs add texture to the swelling tune, before Marcus leads a fiery guitar onslaught reminiscent of a Haynes solo.“Rita Is Gone” was written about the character Rita on Dexter, who (spoiler alert) meets a gruesome end in the show. Despite the dark nature of its source of inspiration, “Rita Is Gone” is a cheerful horns-led melody that can’t help but get stuck in your head.“Self-Hatred” sees the band take a turn into some more psychedelic space, thanks in large part to guest Derek Trucks’ signature slide sound. But make no mistake—despite the presence of the highly-regarded guest, Marcus makes it known that there is more than one virtuoso on this track, handily trading licks with Trucks.“Man You Didn’t Know”, which follows sing-along “Jealous Man”, sounds like a song that Tedeschi Trucks Band would play, a bittersweet lament about saying goodbye, with an inventively wistful solo from King and help from JJ Grey & Mofro bassist Todd Smallie.While the first half of the album showcases Marcus’s guitar, singing, and songwriting abilities, the rest of the band asserts its presence on “Plant Your Corn Early”, with each piece adding to the song’s undeniable groove. The keys and horns lead the charge with a thick, funky jam dotted with relentless drum fills from Jack Ryan that help give the song the vibe of a live performance.That “live show” feeling continues into “Radio Soldier”. The song’s attention-grabbing arpeggiated guitar and driving 16th note back beat bleed into a drum corps-like breakdown for the chorus, before building tension to a cacophony of radio feedback and effects, making for one of the album’s most adventurous tracks.There are many instances on The Marcus King Band when it’s clear that King is writing from a place of sincerity and personal experience, perhaps none more so than “Guitar In My Hands”, where he laments, “You don’t love me the same when there ain’t a guitar in my hand”, wearing his life’s scars on his sleeve.“Thespian Espionage”‘s bouncing bass line and crashing cymbals give the song a film-noir vibe from the start, before excellent flute parts by Kofi Burbridge and King’s jazz guitar melodies take the listener on a journey in this instrumental tune.Rollicking southern rock heater “Virginia” was the perfect choice of songs for the album’s inevitable Warren Haynes sit-in. After a top-notch piano solo, the band gives due reverence to Haynes’ solo, creating sonic space as King welcomes him with an emphatic “Jump out now!”After “Sorry ‘Bout Your Lover”, another pretty country-flavored ditty where King’s vocals take the lead, the album comes to an end with “The Mystery of Mr. Eads.” The quick instrumental serves as a perfect coda for the album, the music over which the The Marcus King Band‘s proverbial credits would scroll, featuring some muffled ramblings for added texture (King translates part of it as “the physiological precondition is indispensable intoxication” for those keeping score).With this all-around great new record, Marcus and company have truly arrived–and with the wealth of talent, guidance, and veteran know-how at their disposal, the future looks bright for The Marcus King Band.last_img read more

FIs & credit card companies will hate this

first_imgIn a society that appears to be rapidly moving away from cash, every now and then a small voice emerges making the case for cash. Being a cash whisperer, I tend to take heed to such arguments, with an open mind, of course. From the practical “you never know when you may happen upon a truck stop that only accepts cash” to the hysterical “the grid could collapse causing panic and pandemonium,” and every argument in between, there are plenty of reasons for physical currency to remain in circulation. Financial institutions and credit card companies will not be happy with the case for cash that I’m about to divulge. The United States Postal Service sells gift cards but will only accept cash or money order to avoid such schemes. How soon until all retailers do the same, thus keeping cash in business? Now that is something to think about. Fraud prevention is set up to recognize, report or question, and then halt unusual activity. In most cases, the cardholder is not held responsible for fraudulent purchases. In cases where the charges can be stopped, the retailer takes the hit for the fraud. In other cases, the FI or card issuer eats the loss. Or do they?   Actually, all consumers take the fall for fraudulent credit card activity. The flurry of activity around charge cards is a boon for the credit card industry and for FIs. Unfortunately, it is also a boon for thieves, a fact about which FIs are well aware and equipped to handle. Consumers are becoming more and more accustomed to the process, too. Rare is the occasion when a clerk requests identification from a cardholder, and frequent are the occasions when cardholders’ accounts are compromised. Spend a few moments observing the checkout at any retail outlet or the traffic in and out of a financial institution’s physical branch and it will be clear, however, that the amount of paper cash being exchanged has been reduced. Heck, have an impromptu lunch with a group of friends or coworkers and notice how few carry cash. Restaurants and retailers are responding to the trend by offering online preordering options and making it easier for consumers to swipe a debit or credit card at the register. Some argue that it is not safe to carry cash because it can be lost or stolen, but credit cards can be lost or stolen, too, and they are. Often! The loss of either is a headache for the consumer but credit card loss can result in a much longer-lasting headache in terms of possible identity theft. Let’s unravel the scenario. Credit card companies charge retailers for the ability to take credit. As the card companies’ cost to do business increases, so too do their fees. Most retailers pay the fees or risk losing customers. As retailers’ cost of doing business increases, so too do their prices. Others will argue that cash is not convenient. Sure, there’s an extra step involved to withdrawing cash from an ATM or a branch but consider the budgeting benefit. It is much easier to monitor spending and avoid debt when spending is limited to the available money in hand. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: LorraineRanalli.com Details Online retail aside, the solution is yet another case for cash. By increasing the use of cash at checkout, we drive down the opportunity for credit card fraud. Yes, what is old is new again. The solution is not favored by credit card companies for obvious reasons, and it is unpopular among some consumers and retailers. Consider this true story about a young lady whose credit card was stolen a few days before Christmas. She was not aware the card was missing until the fraud department of her FI called on Christmas Eve to inquire about unusual activity. In just a few hours, the thief went to a gas station and two supermarkets. He made a small purchase at the gas station, an $800 purchase at the first supermarket, and then the card was declined at the second supermarket. It’s likely the culprit purchased a lot of gift cards before the account’s credit limit was reached. How many similar incidents occur on a regular basis, let alone the holiday season when large gift card purchases are common?last_img read more

Anthony Davis surges, LeBron makes more history and Lakers get running against Thunder

first_imgFor most of the season so far, the Lakers have lingered in the bottom half of the NBA in pace (No. 22 entering Tuesday night), which Vogel argued is skewed by how well his defense has strung out opponents’ possessions. It wasn’t that the Lakers couldn’t dominate by running the floor – it’s just that they didn’t do it so often.Oklahoma City gave the Lakers an opportunity to showcase their open-court chops, coughing up seven turnovers in the first quarter alone. The home team pounced, with six dunks or layups in the first eight minutes. The last of the sequence came as James lunged out for a steal, which Davis tapped back to him, and James looked back once to flaunt before rising up for an easy dunk.The only times the game really slowed down was in the fourth quarter, when the cleanup crew was forced to take two separate breaks to clean up boxes of popcorn that spilled on to the court. The Lakers would like to run like that more often.“You see what we look like when LeBron has the ball in his hands and he’s going full speed, like a freight train,” Vogel said. “And the shooters running with him, or lob threats running with him, we can be really potent.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img It wasn’t an emphatic win: The Thunder fought back chiefly through the efforts of backup point guard Dennis Schroder, who slipped through the seams of the Lakers defense for a team-high 31 points on 12-for-20 shooting. It was a game in which Avery Bradley, the Lakers’ leading on-ball defender nursing a hairline fracture in his right leg, was sorely missed.Danilo Gallinari also was a mismatch for the Lakers, finishing with 25 points in the second of his two return games to Staples Center after being traded by the Clippers over the summer.The win also included another injury, when Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma took a shot to his right eye from Darius Bazley on a rebound attempt. Bleeding from his face and his eyelid swelling, Kuzma retreated to the locker room. He was listed as questionable for the second half but did not return, even though Vogel said he was available.Kuzma will be medically re-evaluated Wednesday.Holding the Thunder to 107 points meant the Staples Center crowd got to celebrate their Tuesday with tacos from Jack-in-the-Box – a fitting tribute by James to his favorite night of the week.Dwight Howard joked that James’ triple-doubles feat just meant “he’s old.” The pace of the game said anything but.NOTEJames is fifth in NBA history with 86 triple-doubles, but the four players in front of him – Oscar Robertson, Westbrook, Lakers great Magic Johnson and Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd – hadn’t done it against 30 different teams. … Chris Paul had four points, 10 assists and five rebounds for the Thunder, and he didn’t appear to clash with Rondo, his nemesis in an early-season fight last season while he was with the Rockets. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersJames, meanwhile, was his consistent self: 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. The 34-year-old also made some history in the process: His fifth triple-double of the season made him the only player to have triple-doubles against all 30 NBA teams (Russell Westbrook hasn’t done it against the Thunder, his longtime team).James, in his 17th season, had no idea that he had hit the historic marker. When Vogel told him “congratulations,” he thought his coach was making fun of the seven turnovers from his stat line.“I really don’t know what to really think about it,” said James, who is leading the NBA this season with 11.1 assists per game, nearly four more than his career average. “It’s a pretty cool stat to know. I’m glad it happened in a win.”It was close. Even with those efforts, the Lakers gave the crowd plenty of suspense. Coming off a close loss to the Clippers on Monday night, the Thunder had some extra kick in their own legs late, staging a 9-0 rally in the final three-and-a-half minutes.After Danny Green got a key offensive rebound, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who has faced white-hot scrutiny for his slow start to the season, nailed a 3-pointer with 55 seconds left to give the Lakers a two-possession lead. They needed it, too, as James missed a pair of free throws moments later. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed PreviousLos Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) celebrates with Quinn Cook during a timeout in the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)The Lakers’ LeBron James dribbles to the basket as the Thunder’s Terrance Ferguson tries to work his way around a pick during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks to shoot past Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers dives for a loose ball during the first half of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Chris Paul #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dribbles into the defense of Alex Caruso #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) shoots next to Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dribbles past Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) dunks in front of Oklahoma City Thunder’s Abdel Nader during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after making a three point shot during the first half of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder battles JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers for a rebound during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers holds his eye during the first half of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma walks off the court as blood trickles from his eye during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game agains the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder passes the ball past the defense of Rajon Rondo #9 and Alex Caruso #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers controls the ball during the second half of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James dunks during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Dennis Schroder #17 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dribbles past Danny Green #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Dwight Howard dunks against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Terrance Ferguson #23 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dribbles past the defense of LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) is fouled by Oklahoma City Thunder’s Danilo Gallinari (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ Alex Caruso (4) falls between Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chris Paul (3) and Nerlens Noel (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) goes up to the basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Alex Caruso #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes the ball past the defense of Nerlens Noel #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over the defense of Deonte Burton #30 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Lakers’ Anthony Davis glides to the basket as the Thunder’s Steven Adams defends during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers holds his knee after falling during the second half of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles past the defense of Terrance Ferguson #23 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers boxes out Abdel Nader #11 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers eludes Danilo Gallinari #8, and Chris Paul #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first half of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on after making a shot during the first half of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball over the defense of Terrance Ferguson #23 and Nerlens Noel #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles past the defense of Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass during the second half of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Chris Paul #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder battles LeBron James #23 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers for a loose ball during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Official Marc Davis explains a foul to head coach Billy Donovan of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers controls the ball against Chris Paul #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) reacts next to Oklahoma City Thunder’s Danilo Gallinari (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee (7) and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams (12) vie for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Danilo Gallinari (8) drives Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chris Paul (3) passes the ball away from Los Angeles Lakers’ Dwight Howard (39) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Nerlens Noel (9) go up for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) goes to basket under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, and JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chris Paul (3) looks to pass the ball asLos Angeles Lakers’ Danny Green (14) and JaVale McGee (7) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives past Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Danilo Gallinari (8) goes to basket under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Dennis Schroeder (17) drives against Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) grabs a rebound next to Oklahoma City Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) celebrates with Quinn Cook during a timeout in the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)The Lakers’ LeBron James dribbles to the basket as the Thunder’s Terrance Ferguson tries to work his way around a pick during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 48The Lakers’ LeBron James dribbles to the basket as the Thunder’s Terrance Ferguson tries to work his way around a pick during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — These old legs still have plenty of life left in them.The Lakers, the second-oldest roster in the NBA, might just be at their best when they run, something they haven’t always been able to do despite a 12-2 start. But on Tuesday night, the fast break was on, and Anthony Davis, LeBron James and the rest of the Lakers scorched the visiting Thunder for 30 points in transition in a 112-107 win, the fifth in a row for the team that’s also pacing the rest of the league.After back-to-back games of timid offense, Davis screamed back to center stage, finding the ball for furious dunks off lobs from Rajon Rondo, or launching from the 3-point line (hitting three). The Lakers had pledged the last two days to find more opportunities on the move for their star power forward, but it turned out he had looks from just about everywhere and finished with 34 points on 13-for-24 shooting.“You actually saw it this morning in shootaround: He felt like he was locked in and he’s good,” Coach Frank Vogel said. “I just had a feeling that, without me trying to recreate the wheel, he was gonna have a strong night.”last_img read more