Hong Kong rejects journalist’s visa, stoking press freedom concerns

first_imgA Hong Kong news website said on Thursday that authorities had rejected a visa for an Irish journalist working there without providing a reason, stoking concerns about media freedoms under Beijing’s new national security law for the city.Aaron McNicholas, who covered the city’s sometimes-violent anti-government protests last year for Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), waited almost six months before being told his visa had been denied, the outlet said.”It seems we have been targeted under the climate of the new security law and because of our impartial and fact-based coverage,” HKFP editor-in-chief Tom Grundy said in a statement. The news website would press the government to offer reasons for the denial and would consider an appeal and legal challenge, he added.The Hong Kong government and immigration department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Media groups said the move reflected an acceleration in the decline of press freedoms under the security law which punishes what Beijing defines as subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in jail.”Denial of a work visa to a thriving local news operation bashes the most basic promise of press freedom given repeatedly by the Hong Kong government,” said Steven Butler, Asia Program Coordinator of the Committee to Protect Journalists. “It also severely undermines Hong Kong’s status as an international city and financial center, which cannot flourish unless journalists are free to do their work.”Journalists in the former British colony have told Reuters they fear the legislation could be used to silence media and crack down on freedom of expression, concerns the Hong Kong government has rejected.The semi-autonomous city is guaranteed freedom of speech and the press under Article 27 of the Basic Law, the mini-constitution agreed by China when it took back control of the global financial hub in 1997.The news comes more than a month after The New York Times said it would shift part of its Hong Kong office to Seoul as it faced challenges securing work permits.The Hong Kong government said at the time the city remained a regional media hub. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Manchester United and Arsenal target Thomas Meunier admits he’s ‘frustrated’ at Paris Saint-Germain

first_imgManchester United and Arsenal target Thomas Meunier admits he’s ‘frustrated’ at Paris Saint-Germain Meunier made just his second start of the season on Tuesday (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to strengthen at left-back and though Meunier prefers to play on the right, he is adept on either side.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd the Belgian’s hinted he would be open to leaving PSG by admitting he’s frustrated at a lack of opportunities.‘My philosophy and mentality have never changed,’ said Meunier.‘I have been saying since my first steps here at PSG that I would be devoted to the club until the end of my contract or more.‘He [Thomas Tuchel] will be able to count on me.‘Sometimes it is a bit frustrating and the happiness in football is in playing.‘But choices have been made and the coach will take his own decisions’MORE: Manchester United open contract talks with Angel Gomes amid Barcelona interest Thomas Meunier has hinted he’ll leave PSG (Picture: Getty)Paris Saint-Germain star Thomas Meunier has put Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert after admitting he’s ‘frustrated’ at his lack of game time at the club.The Belgian scored PSG’s third in their 3-0 win against Real Madrid on Tuesday but it was just his second start of the season.The full-back has lost his place under Thomas Tuchel with the German preferring youngster Colin Dagba instead.Meunier was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates last summer and he’s confirmed on a number of occasions that he is a United fan.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Sep 2019 8:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

When is the FA Cup fourth round draw? Time, TV channel, stream and ball numbers

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 6 Jan 2020 5:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link38Shares When is the FA Cup fourth round draw? Time, TV channel, stream and ball numbers Advertisementcenter_img Comment A youthful Liverpool side made it into the fourth round of the FA Cup (Picture: Getty Images)The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup is made on Monday night ahead of the Arsenal vs Leeds tie, with all remaining teams learning their fate.There have been some shocks so far but most of the biggest teams remain, with the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all winning, while Man Utd and Spurs picked up draws to remain in the hat.Premier League sides Everton, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Aston Villa are the ones to have fallen at the first hurdle and will have to comfort themselves with the ability to focus on league duties.AdvertisementAdvertisementWhen is the FA Cup fourth round draw?The fourth round draw takes place on Monday 6 January at 7.35pm.ADVERTISEMENTWhat TV channel is the FA Cup fourth round draw being shown on and is there a live stream?BBC One will be showing the draw ahead of the third round clash between Arsenal and Leeds United at the Emirates.You can stream the draw on the BBC website or on iPlayer if you have a TV licence.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhen are the fourth round matches?Fourth round contests begin on Friday 24 January.FA Cup fourth round draw ball numbers1 LEICESTER CITY2 QUEENS PARK RANGERS3 FULHAM4 CHELSEA5 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS or MANCHESTER UNITED6 WEST BROMWICH ALBION7 ROCHDALE or NEWCASTLE UNITED8 CARDIFF CITY or CARLISLE UNITED9 OXFORD UNITED10 SHEFFIELD UNITED11 SOUTHAMPTON12 LIVERPOOL13 BRISTOL CITY or SHREWSBURY TOWN14 AFC BOURNEMOUTH15 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY16 BRISTOL ROVERS or COVENTRY CITY17 BARNSLEY18 MANCHESTER CITY19 MIDDLESBROUGH or TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR20 READING or BLACKPOOL21 WATFORD or TRANMERE ROVERS22 NORWICH CITY23 MILLWALL24 DERBY COUNTY25 ROTHERHAM UNITED or HULL CITY26 BRENTFORD27 PORTSMOUTH28 ARSENAL or LEEDS UNITED29 WEST HAM UNITED30 NORTHAMPTON TOWN31 BURNLEY32 BIRMINGHAM CITYMORE: Liverpool have tabled bid to sign Ugurcan Cakir, confirms Trabzonspor presidentMORE: Pedro Chirivella reveals what Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool youngsters before FA Cup win over Evertonlast_img read more

Bidders keen to snare this home pushed it $185,000 above reserve

first_imgBidders paid $185,000 above reserve for this Enogerra Tce home.BUYERS were so keen to secure this Paddington home at auction they pushed the price $185,000 past the reserve.There were 11 registered bidders for the house at 143 Enoggera Tce, with eight actively participating in the bidding.Marketing agent Judi O’Dea of Space Property Agents said the first bid was $1 million and the auction didn’t require any vendor bids to push it along.In total 51 bids were made with the home selling for $1,535,000.O’Dea said the buyer who started the auction off kept bidding over any other bids within two seconds.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoThe kitchen in the Enogerra Tce home“His bids were very strong,’’ she said. “He slowed up his bidding at $1.45 million, and pulled out at $1.5 million.’’Three other bidders fought it out to the end with the home selling to a couple who lived in a riverfront apartment at Teneriffe and wanted to move to Paddington to take advantage of the village lifestyle.O’Dea, who lives in the same street, said the property just seemed to tick all the requirements for a number of potential buyers.She joked that interest was so strong because the “neighbours are terrific”. It was probably the best auction of my career,’’ she said.The view from 143 Enogerra Tce, PaddingtonFor their money the new buyers secured a four-bedroom north-facing home. It has a separate self-contained level with kitchenette and bathroom. It is close to restaurants and schools.The original 1915 workers cottage had been fully restored and renovated and has views over Paddington and Mt Coot-tha.last_img read more

MORE TO JOIN PECO PROPERTY AUCTION

first_imgThe unpaid real property taxes go backto two past city administrations, said Treñas. Multiple demands for paymentwere made but these went unheeded. PECO has not been issued a businesspermit for failing to settle its real property taxes. BRINGING MORE TO LIFE. More Electric and Power Corp. aims to implement a P1.7-billion improvement and rehabilitation of the power distribution system in Iloilo City within five years. On Feb. 14, 2019 President RodrigoDuterte signed MORE Power’s franchise law, Republic Act 11212. Also in his recent statements, thecity mayor stood firm that he won’t negotiate with PECO and insisted that itpay P98 million in real property taxes to the city government. ILOILO City – More Electric and PowerCorp. (MORE Power) has expressed intention to join the city government’sauction of Panay Electric Co.’s (PECO) properties on Dec. 12. No less than Mayor Jerry Treñasannounced that city government will be holding a public auction forP90-million worth of PECO assets.  These resulted to the nonrenewal ofPECO’s business permit this year, added Treñas. “Kawawanaman ang city na for many years hindibinabayaran. Kaya we will participate and pay more than the floor price sothe city can use the funds already for its social services,” said Castro. What PECO only has is a provisionalCertificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) issued by the EnergyRegulatory Commission as provided in the franchise of MORE Power to ensureuninterrupted service to consumers during a two-year transition period. The city government will beauctioning, among others, PECO’s 20,000 wooden and concrete posts, electricmeters, transformers, electrical cables, and other power distribution equipmentto offset real property taxes that the company failed to pay for several years. This is the city government’s legalstep against the power distributor for refusing to pay long overdue realproperty taxes, he said. Its franchise actually expired on Jan.19, 2019 and Congress refused to grant it another one, citing consumers’complaints of, among others, poor customer relations, inaccurate or wrongbillings and high rates. Trenas said he would use the saidamount for, among others, the improvement of city hall.   Italso filed several court cases against MORE Power’s expropriation of itsdistribution assets. MOREPower aims to take over the system and implement a P1.7-billion improvement andrehabilitation within five years./PN This way, MORE Power can help the citygovernment raise needed funds for basic social services, said Roel Castro,president of the power distribution utility which has a 25-year franchise inIloilo City.last_img read more

August 22, 2018 Police Blotter

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Poll shows influence of Latina voters

first_imgLatina voters are accessing the Internet and “new media” in increasing numbers, and political campaigns will have to spend more — and speak to a broader set of issues — to reach those voters, expert panelists said Wednesday, in response to a new poll commissioned in partnership by a USC political center.The poll also found just 41 percent of Spanish-dominant Latina voters have access to the internet, compared to 71 percent of English-dominant ones, and that education and the presence of children at home significantly increased the access to internet in Latina households.Room for debate · Panelists at Wednesday’s Talk Back lunch discussed the findings of a new poll that examined Latinas’ use of new media. – Nick Muellerleile | Daily TrojanThe poll, conducted by Hispanas Organized for Political Equality in conjunction with the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, studied California Latinas’ use of new media — defined by access to the Internet and owning an email account — education, language-spoken, participation in community and civic organizations, and even text messaging.The announcement of the poll’s results was followed by a panel discussion where an array of experts discussed the changes to California’s political landscape and the methods by which future campaigns would have to expand their outlook to court Latino voters.“It’s important for democracy for every participant in the United States to feel like they have a voice,” said Sergio Bendixen, a panelist and the president of Bendixen & Associates, the multicultural and multiethnic research company that assisted in the poll.Bendixen explained the key findings in the study: There was a clear relationship between Latinas with children at home and having access to the Internet. The poll also found that as well as being involved politically and civically. Most notably, however, the poll found a great language divide: English-speaking Latinas are more likely to access new media than Spanish-speaking Latinas.The six members of the Talk Back panel, including students and experts, discussed the poll’s findings.Bendixen said he thought it was important to reach out to both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking Latinas. He suggested developing websites where people can showcase information important to Latinas.Bendixen also said he thought it was important for campaigns to reach out to immigrants in addition to Latina voters.“It’s not only important for the Hispanic community but also for the country,” he said.Margita Thompson, former press secretary for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, said the growing popularity of new media would give Latinas the opportunity to blog and write about issues important to them.Helen Torres, executive director of HOPE, explained how the group intends to use the poll results.“We hope to be conducting briefings with foundations, political campaigns, and legislatures, so they can utilize this information,” she said. “This informs their outreach efforts so it will make them more inclusive, including Latinas.”Panelists discussed the successes and failures of efforts of past presidential campaigns, like those of George W. Bush, Al Gore, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, in their outreach to Latina communities.The discussion was an eye-opener for some students, including Alex Jacobs, a junior majoring in public relations. She noted that she is from Utah, a much less diverse place than Los Angeles.“I probably wouldn’t have done much research on the Latina vote … but it’s good to know if you’re going to represent how they vote, she said.”Torres said HOPE plans to keep working with USC because it would help inform the student body and faculty about the organization’s work and will continue to assist advocacy efforts in the area.last_img read more

See the late Opoku Afriyie’s two spectacular goals that won Ghana the 1978 AFCON [VIDEO]

first_imgIn the African Cup of Nations final in 1978, the late Opoku Afriyie scored a brace to hand the Black Stars of Ghana its 3rd trophy.After a difficult opening 30 minutes of the game, the match between Ghana and The Cranes of Uganda looked set to end in a goalless first half but Opoku Afriyie produced a moment of magic to hand the West African giants the lead.The prolific goal poacher caught a loose ball right in the air and hit a volley to break the deadlock against a resilient Ugandan side.Opoku Afriyie produced yet another brilliant goal to send the Accra Sports Stadium into ecstatic cheers and jeers in the 68th minute of the game.The striker caught a through pass with his head which he nodded down, run with the ball a few seconds before hitting a half volley with his right foot beyond the on-rushing Ugandan goalkeeper.His brace won Ghana’s third AFCON trophy after The Black Stars had won the 1963 and 1965 editions.He also scored the Black Stars’ first goal of the African Cup of Nations in 1978 as Ghana narrowly edged past Zambia in 2-1 win.The Asante Kotoko hitman ended the tournament with the golden boot award with three goals, tied with Segun Odegbami of Nigeria and Phillip Omondi of Uganda.Opoku Afriyie in his playing daysAfriyie, also known as Bayie later went on to win two-goal king awards in the Ghana Premier League in 1979 and 1981 and helped Kumasi Asante Kotoko win domestic laurels.Watch his flawless brace here:last_img read more

Clippers fall to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Thunder

first_imgPreviousOklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) goes up for a basket as Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless (8) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (13) hug following an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City won 118-112. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George waves to Oklahoma City Thunder fans during introductions before an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsOklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) goes to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers forward Patrick Patterson (54) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley (7) dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) goes up for a basket as Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless (8) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) goes up for a basket between Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) and forward JaMychal Green (4) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel (9) dunks as Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless (8) watches during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives to the basket around Los Angeles Clippers guard Rodney McGruder (19) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (13) fouls Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City won 118-112. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Oklahoma City Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson (23) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (13) hug following an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City won 118-112. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (13) goes to give Oklahoma City Thunder owner Clay Bennett a hug following a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City won 118-112. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) goes up for a basket between Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) and forward JaMychal Green (4) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) defends during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (13) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson (23) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City won 118-112. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) falls back during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City won 118-112. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (13) drives to the basket as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson (23) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City won 118-112. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (13) drives to the basket around Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City won 118-112. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) goes up for a basket as Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless (8) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (13) hug following an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City won 118-112. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)NextShow Caption1 of 18Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (13) hug following an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City won 118-112. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)ExpandOKLAHOMA CITY — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander matched his career high with 32 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 118-112 on Sunday night.Oklahoma City trailed by 18 points in the second quarter, making it the third time in seven days the Thunder overcame a deficit that big to win.Paul George scored 18 points in his first game back in Oklahoma City since being traded from the Thunder to the Clippers. He was cheered loudly during pregame introductions.Los Angeles scoring leader Kawhi Leonard sat out because of left knee soreness. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Dennis Schroder scored 28 points and Steven Adams added 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Thunder win their fourth straight. Oklahoma City has won nine of 12 to move above .500 for the first time this season.Lou Williams scored 22 points for Los Angeles, and Montrezl Harrell had 18.The Clippers led 63-57 at the half, with Gilgeous-Alexander scoring 19 points for the Thunder.Gilgeous-Alexander’s layup tied it at 66 in the third quarter. After the Clippers seemed to regain control, the Thunder hung. Chris Paul’s 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer cut it to 89-86.With 5:35 to play, Harrell appeared to score and draw a foul. The basket would have given the Clippers a 100-94 lead with a free throw coming. The Thunder challenged the call and it was changed to an offensive foul on Harrell.Related Articles Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ The Thunder took advantage. Schroder’s 3-pointer put the Thunder ahead, then Adams had a steal and a layup to make it 110-106 with 1:19 to play. After the Thunder got a stop, Schroder’s layup put the Thunder up by six.TIP-INSClippers: Patrick Patterson, who played for the Thunder last season, started and also was cheered during pregame introductions. … G Patrick Beverley sat out with a sore right groin. Williams got his fourth start of the season in Beverley’s place.Thunder: F Danilo Gallinari did not play due to left ankle soreness. He ranks second on the team with 18.0 points per game. … Rookie Darius Bazley got his second career start in Gallinari’s place. He finished with seven points.UP NEXTClippers: Play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: Patriots select quarterback Jarrett Stidham in fourth round

first_img NFL Draft 2019: All 254 picks by team With the 133rd pick of the #NFLDraft, the #Patriots select QB Jarrett Stidham. @Jarrett_Stidham | #PatsDraft pic.twitter.com/uT7N5vlX6h— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 27, 2019Stidham become the seventh quarterback to be selected in this year’s draft and the second picked on Day 3. He’s the first Auburn quarterback to be drafted since former Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton went as the No. 1 overall pick to the Panthers in 2011.The selection of another quarterback comes at an interesting time for the Patriots, who are coming off another Super Bowl win. Starting quarterback Tom Brady will enter his 20th NFL season at 42 years old, though he hasn’t shown signs of slowing down yet and he has insisted he still has several years left in his tank.  Related News One thing that stood out to me about Jarrett Stidham’s conference call with Patriots reporters was how QB-like it was in terms of him mentioning everyone from Robert Kraft, to Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels, Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer and Danny Etling etc. He was dialed in on Pats.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) April 27, 2019Stidham started each of his two seasons for the Tigers after signing with Auburn in December 2016 as a transfer. He played his freshman season at Baylor in 2015 but sat out the 2016 season. He had the option to enter last year’s draft, but he chose to play one more season with Auburn before declaring this year.Stidham threw for 3,158 yards and compiled 18 touchdowns with six interceptions during 2017. This past season, he threw for 2,794 yards, 18 touchdowns, and five interceptions as he guided Auburn to an 8-5 record in his junior year.Stidham is the fourth quarterback the Patriots have drafted since Brady turned 35 in 2012, following Jimmy Garoppolo (2014), Jacoby Brissett (2016) and Danny Etling (2018). Jarrett Stidham is the Patriots’ newest quarterback. New England selected the 22-year-old out of Auburn with the 133rd pick (fourth round) in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday in Nashville.  Stidham likely will compete for the backup job with 33-year-old Brian Hoyer.last_img read more