An action plan for the future sustainable development of Dubrovnik – Respect the city – was presented

first_imgThe project ‘Respect the city’ was presented in Dubrovnik, by which the city administration wants to ensure the sustainability of Dubrovnik tourism and avoid a situation in which it will ‘become a victim of its own success’.Unbearable summer crowds and literally congestion of the center and the old town have plagued the City of Dubrovnik for years, but given the constant growth of tourist arrivals (last year Dubrovnik had the highest number of overnight stays in Croatia, and is among the cities with the highest tourist growth), the situation has become such that CNN ‘advertises’ Dubrovnik as one of the 12 destinations to be avoided and UNESCO has threatened to revoke its World Heritage status.In order to prevent further congestion and spontaneous development of mass tourism, and – as they say – the degradation of identity and cultural and natural values, the City decided to act urgently and launched the Respect the City project aimed at a series of short, medium and long term measures and solutions. improve the positive effects of tourism and reduce its negative effects.”We bring a three-year action plan with a clear goal of sustainable development and management of Dubrovnik as a tourist destination in agreement with all relevant stakeholders. This is not a tourism development strategy, but a project that will in the future combine a tourism development strategy, a historical core management plan and other strategic documents. The project will include short-term goals that we can achieve in this and the coming years, but also long-term goals of sustainable tourism ‘, said the Mayor of Dubrovnik Mato Franković and pointed out that this must not be a project of the current city government but must be binding on all, which is why they called on all political parties, businessmen, all institutions and institutions to be part of the project.Although the project consists of three phases, and the third refers to 2020, the first results should be visible this summer because there are already some solid solutions to the problems of Dubrovnik tourism that have not been implemented so far. Among the measures planned for this year are the regulation and coordination of arrivals and departures of cruisers, tourist buses and stationary guests and citizens of Dubrovnik, supervision and management system of visits to the old town, and stronger security measures for citizens and visitors.The project manager, Ranko Milić from the Eupolis Group, said that the problem of excessive tourism and insufficient management is not only a problem of Dubrovnik, but also of the richest cities in the world. “This is a pioneering challenge. So far, a lot has been invested in marketing and little in management. There will be ‘fire’ measures, but we want to work systematically and integrated. We want to gather people who wish this city well, so that together we can design and implement priority tasks with the aim of sustainable development of Dubrovnik. Good governance is the core of sustainable development, and it is through the action plan that we want to solve the problem of Dubrovnik as a destination. This project cannot be implemented without the cooperation of the local community. ” said Milic.The goals of the project are sustainable development of tourism, sustainable use of the resource base and sustainable development of people, economy and community, and the whole project consists of three phases.  “The result of the implementation of the action plan should be Dubrovnik as a brand of different tourism, without negative connotations. We expect to achieve optimal visitor distribution by 2020. We will implement the first phase of functional destination management. It will be a great challenge, it will cost a lot, but there are enough sources of funding, primarily through EU funds. ” concludes Milić.Three phases of project implementation – Respect the city  In the first phase, defines a project team of experts with many years of experience in designing and implementing sustainable development and sustainable tourism projects, implementing and supporting social innovation and sustainable, socially responsible entrepreneurship, cross-sectoral local development partnerships, addressing urban development challenges, and providing external sources of development funding through the EU and other public and private development funds at the local, national and international levels. At this stage, this team has the task of facilitating the process of creating concrete solutions to defined urgent problems, and working on securing funding sources, but also turning solutions into sustainable business models. The goal of this is to position the city of Dubrovnik not as a problem city, but as a pro-active global leader in the development of sustainable and responsible tourism. In parallel, an advisory body is being established at this stage, which had its initiative meeting on 19 February 2018. This body includes relevant local, regional, national and international stakeholders who will jointly define the priority short-term, medium-term and long-term goals of sustainable development. development of tourism, but also the city of Dubrovnik as a whole. The advisory body will also propose the creation of sectoral working groups that will offer measures to address urgent problems (eg congestion of the most vulnerable parts of the city as early as 2018).In the second phase of the project in 2019, the goal is to continue development by designing, testing and establishing medium-term measures and to provide sources of funding for destination management models and solutions involving stakeholders. The cross-sectoral project partnership will include the best Croatian and world scientific-research, socio-economic and development-innovation profession.In the third phase, it is planned to realize targeted priority investments in improving critical infrastructure, testing and optimizing an intelligent destination management system, building stakeholder capacity, developing and promoting sustainable and responsible tourism products and services, and establishing an international center for knowledge and technology transfer of sustainable and responsible tourism. In this way, it is planned to specifically contribute to preserving and improving the reputation of Dubrovnik as a world attractive, but also organized, well-managed and well-organized tourist destination which, in addition to its beauty, culture and history, can offer the world relevant solutions, knowledge and innovations. value both for visitors and for all its citizens, including children, young people, families, the elderly and other groups at risk of exclusion. last_img read more

Unilever Indonesia books 6.5% profit growth in Q1 as consumer goods still sell

first_imgThe home and personal care (HPC) segment accounted for Rp 7.85 trillion in sales, while the remainder was sales in the food and refreshments (F&R) segment.Read also: Consumers still shopping for Ramadan fashion despite reduced holiday spending“Despite favorable gross margin (52.4 percent in 2020’s first quarter versus 49.8 percent in 2019’s first quarter), net margin fell short of our expectations, which we attribute to higher operating expenses,” Mirae Asset Sekuritas Indonesia analyst Mimi Halimin wrote in a research note, adding that the jump in marketing expenses had dragged down profit.“However, we still hold a positive view on consumer companies’ performance. We believe that consumer companies will stay defensive amid the currently uncertain condition due to the COVID-19 outbreak,” she stated. Consumer goods giant PT Unilever Indonesia reported a 6.53 percent growth in net profit in the first quarter of 2020 as domestic and foreign sales saw an upsurge amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The publicly listed company, which owns soap brand Lifebuoy and Lipton tea, among other brands, reaped a net profit of Rp 1.86 trillion (US$124.52 million) throughout this year’s first three months, up from the Rp 1.75 trillion it had booked in the same period last year. Its net sales grew by 4.58 percent year-on-year (yoy) to Rp 11.15 trillion by the end of March. The accumulated growth in sales was driven by a 4.4 percent growth in domestic sales to Rp 10.63 trillion and 9 percent growth in export sales to Rp 521.69 billion. A recent consumer survey conducted by Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and SurveySensum in Indonesia showed that people were buying more health and hygiene products as the coronavirus disease continues to spread. Around 85 percent of respondents reported doing more handwashing, while 46 percent said they took vitamin supplements.Unilever Indonesia launched cleaning products under the brand Sahaja in March, a product line the company wants to integrate with Islamic values. Sahaja products include dishwashing soap and antiseptic liquid.“Innovation is the company’s main key to maintaining positive growth in the first quarter of 2020,” Unilever Indonesia president director Hemant Bakshi said in a press statement on Wednesday. “We recorded 21 product launches and relaunches in various segments.”Among the relaunched products were the highly anticipated comeback of Viennetta, an ice cream considered a premium treat for Indonesian families in the 1990s. The product was discontinued in the early 2000s but re-entered stores as a limited edition item starting April 1.Read also: Legendary ice cream Viennetta to stage comebackThe focus on new product launches is evident in the company’s cost structure from January to March. The company spent Rp 2.35 trillion on marketing and selling in the first quarter of the year, up 16.97 percent from the corresponding period last year. Capital expenditure (capex) of the consumer goods firm was up 1.75 percent at 189.84 billion as of March.Stocks of Unilever, traded on the Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX) under the code UNVR, were down 3.32 percent at 11:38 a.m. Jakarta time on Monday as the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) was 2.35 percent below its closing price from last week. The stocks have lost almost 8 percent of their value over the past year.Topics :last_img read more

Indonesian policeman killed by sword-wielding militant

first_img “One police officer was killed and the attacker also died,” South Hulu Sungai police chief Dedy Eka Jaya told AFP.”We’re still investigating possible links” to IS, he added.The militant — identified as a 19-year-old local named Abdurrahman — initially set a car on fire outside the police post, Jaya said.”When it exploded, one of the officers came outside to check and that’s when the initial attack started,” he added. A sword-wielding militant killed an Indonesian policeman and critically injured another on Monday in what authorities described as a suspected Islamic State-linked attack.The attacker was shot dead during the early morning raid at a police post in South Daha district on Kalimantan — Indonesia’s section of Borneo island.Indonesia’s national police initially said there were two attackers, but local authorities later said only one militant was directly involved. Images from the scene showed an apparently deceased man lying on his back inside the police station.Authorities said they confiscated his sword, a Koran, a handwritten letter calling for jihad and a flag bearing the “tauhid” — which expresses the belief in Allah as the one and only god.Images of the black and white-lettered flag showed it resembled one commonly used by IS followers.Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, has long struggled with Islamist militancy and is home to dozens of radical groups that have pledged loyalty to Islamic State’s violent ideology.Monday’s incident happened on a public holiday that celebrates the Southeast Asian archipelago’s pluralist democracy, and many past attacks have been against police and other state symbols.In April, a couple with links to Islamic State went on trial for a failed assassination attempt on Indonesia’s former chief security minister last year.The pair were allegedly members Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), an IS-linked extremist group responsible for a string of attacks, including suicide bombings at churches in Indonesia’s second-biggest city Surabaya in 2018 that killed a dozen people.In November, an IS-linked suicide bomber killed himself and wounded six others in a police station attack on Sumatra island.Topics :last_img read more

Swiss roundup: PVK, First Swiss, Stiftung Abendrot

first_imgThe board expects the fund to generate another CHF200m through investment returns.In other news, verdicts have been handed down in the 2006 embezzlement case at the First Swiss Pensionskasse.Former trustees, the president and his deputy were accused of embezzling more than CHF33m from the scheme.They were sentenced to time in prison but have appealed the verdict, according to Vorsorgeforum, the Swiss platform on the second pillar.The judges noted that the management board never had any authorisation to transfer assets to a third party.The defendants’ legal representatives conceded that their clients’ choice of external asset manager had been “a mistake”, notwithstanding good references.The judges also placed part of the blame on the supervisory authorities – particularly the Swiss Social Ministry BSV – which, they said, took too long to intervene.Lastly, the CHF1bn Swiss collective pension fund Stiftung Abendrot, which investing solely according to ESG criteria, has reported a 5% performance, as of the end of November.In the previous year, the fund had returned just over 6%.Based on this annual performance, the trustee board decided to guarantee a 1.75% interest on active members’ assets, slightly higher than the 1.5% granted in 2012. PVK, the CHF2bn (€1.62bn) Pensionskasse for the city of Bern, has confirmed it will lower the discount rate and call on employees to increase their contributions.The trustee board accepted the proposal to increase the funding gap over the short term to adjust the technical parameters.The PVK is looking at a shortfall of CHF341m from next year – the deficit is currently CHF108m – but it has 40 years to achieve full funding, as the city of Bern opted for Switzerland’s part-capitalisation model.From 2015, employees will have to increase their contributions, the pension for members’ spouses will be cut and the vesting period to achieve the highest conversion rate will be expanded.last_img read more

Gold medal property to go under the hammer

first_imgFilled with period features, the house has handcrafted parquetry flooring, soaring 3.7m ceilings, a two-way log fireplace, leadlight accents and elegant chandeliers as well as modern touches such as a gourmet kitchen, multiple living and dining zones and an outdoor oasis with pool, spa and tennis court. There is also a fully self-contained guesthouse, a home office/library, ducted airconditioning and four car accommodation with a large workshop attached.Mr Stockwell said it would be a bittersweet moment when the house changed hands, but they would always have plenty of good memories.“We would run off and come home when it got dark,” he said. “It would suit a family who wants horses, or even someone downsizing from say a property out west who wants the city life but not a West End unit.“It has been a great part of our lives and while the pineapple farms are gone, it is still a great place.”The property is being marketed by Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige, and will go under the hammer at midday on October 27.. Buy land for the price of a holiday Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27Former Olympian turned property developer Mark Stockwell is hoping for a gold medal sale of his parents riverfront estate at Moggill. Myora Park sits on 4.15 hectares and has been in the family for three generations, with the former elite swimmer, who now runs the Stockwell Property Group, heading up the sale on behalf of his mother Necia and his deceased father Bill, who founded the company in 1952.“We grew up there,” Mr Stockwell told the Courier Mail. “I am one of six kids … I remember when my parents bought the property.“I remember thinking it was such a sensational and beautiful place. It overlooks the intersection of the Brisbane and Bremer rivers.“It was just the sheer beauty, and the quietness of the place.“It was 1978 I think when dad built the house.”But with his mother turning 89 years old on Monday, and his siblings off living their lives with their own families, it is time to pass the baton on to the next family. MORE NEWS: Love wins after extraordinary Brisbane reno The master suite has banks of windows including clerestory casement windows, a walk-in robe plus an ensuite with a claw foot bath and bidet. Region now a millionaire magnet Mark Stockwell at the Anna Meares Velodrome, Chandler. Photographer: Liam Kidston.Myora Park homestead has six bedrooms and four bathrooms, with the rural retreat boasting a charm from the bygone era. It sits on 10 acres of land, and is located on the junction of the Brisbane and Bremer rivers. A sweeping circular driveway leads up to the homestead, which also has a traditional bullnose veranda that hugs the entire perimeter of the home.Outside there is established gardens and manicured, an in-ground pool, tennis court, spa, sauna and barbecue amenities.There is also an enormous entertainment pavilion.Back inside, the single level homestead’s kitchen has quality appliances, marble and stainless steel benches, and a second kitchen for catering. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThere is a formal and informal dining area as well as a sitting room with a wet bar, wine cellar, a formal lounge and a vast living room.last_img read more

Former Olympic champion Frodeno completes charity triathlon indoors

first_img Frodeno, who was 2008 Olympic gold medallist in triathlon at Beijing, completed the course in eight hours 33min and 39sec. Former Olympic champion Jan Frodeno on Saturday completed a gruelling charity triathlon without leaving his own home.Advertisement His race at his home in Girona was made up of 3.8km in his counter-current swimming pool, 180km cycling on his roller trainer, and running a 42.2km marathon on a treadmill.“That was certainly different and great fun,” said the German athlete.“I’m really pleased we were able to make this happen, and to raise money for such good and important causes.“We’ve been subject to lockdown for almost four weeks now and there is strict monitoring of compliance with these rules, and rightly so.“The situation here is really dire. That’s why I’ve been training at home. However, when I see what the people here in the hospitals are doing for us, this small sacrifice is one I wholeheartedly make.”Jan Frodeno, pictured May 2010, completed an Ironman at his home in Girona, Spain, in eight hours, 33min and 39 secRead Also: Football’s sponsors worry that they are paying for nothingFrodeno said part of the 200,000 euros ($218,710) raised will go to the Laureus Sport for Good project in the Spanish city of Girona where he lives.The rest will be given to local healthcare institutions involved in fighting the coronavirus.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t Afford18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In HollywoodBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?last_img read more

Ulster get Payne boost for Saracens encounter

first_imgMeanwhile, Gary Ringrose gets his first European start for Leinster in tomorrows clash with Bath in the RDS.Luke McGrath, Peter Dooley, James Tracy, Tadhg Furlong and Ross Molony all also make their first European starts. Payne will start at full-back having recovered from the foot injury he sustained at the World Cup.Andrew Trimble returns on the wing.Ulster are the only Irish side who can still make the quarter finalslast_img

GameScorekeeper launches age verification system

first_img Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 With the aim of minimising the risk of gambling on events with a majority of under-age participants, GameScorekeeper has created a new age verification system.Launching the system, GameScorekeeper highlighted a number of esports athletes that are under-18. The esports betting supplier emphasised that more betting operators need to comply with regulations concerning the age of professional gamers. Felix Klastrup, founder and CEO of GameScorekeeper, commented: “In football, it’s relatively easy to pinpoint most under-18 teams. But in esports, many teams field a mix of under-18 and 18+ athletes which has made our clients increasingly interested in a service that makes the athletes’ age transparent and actionable.“We have developed a new service that covers more than 95 percent of all CS:GO teams and their age majorities. Any operator can use the service to manually or automatically suspend bets with teams with a majority of players under 18. “The betting industry will go a long way to ensure compliance and with this service it’s relatively easy for them.”During the system’s launch, the firm cited examples such as 16-year-old Fortnite World Cup champion Kyle Giersdorf, and 17-year-old League of Legends World Championship winner Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo to highlight the importance of age verification..GameScorekeeper has already confirmed that Betway will use the service for all of its eligible markets. Adam Savinson, Head of Esports at Betway Group, added: “We are committed to providing the widest selection of markets on esports while at the same time ensuring all bets live up to our strict responsible policies and comply with regulation on athletes’ age. The Player Age Service from GameScorekeeper ensures that we can maintain this efficiently.”Esports has become a major focus in the betting industry after various sporting organisations have had to be suspended over the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in the betting industry placing more of an emphasis on how to uphold integrity whilst betting on esports competitions.last_img read more

This week in esports: MTG, KSV, HyperX and the OWL

first_imgAs we enter December, the month of festive cheer, the esports industry shows no sign of slowing down or letting us have a seconds rest. There has of course been an array of big news this week. MTG has launched an investment fund looking at online competitive gaming, VR, AR and esports companies whilst KSV Esports has expanded and acquired the League of Legends world champion roster Samsung Galaxy. Elsewhere HyperX has announced its first NBA 2k League sponsorship and the Overwatch League has handed a six month ban to a player before the competition has even started. MTG launches $30 million investment fund targeting online gaming, esports, VR and ARModern Times Group (“MTG”) has launched a $30 million (£22.3m) investment fund that is set to target both US and European online gaming companies.According to the report from Sports Business International, the fund will complement the broadcaster’s larger-scale acquisitions. The company intends to use the fund to invest in five to 10 companies per year over the next three years. The fund will be used to target companies that present “strategic value to the group” in the fields of online gaming, esports as well as gaming-focused virtual reality and augmented reality. MTG are best known in the industry for acquiring 74% of ESL back in 2015 and thus are no strangers to the world of esports.  Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President and CEO, said: “We are stronger than ever in our traditional markets, with exciting content that engages diverse audiences across multiple platforms and on every screen. At the same time, we are leading esports into the global mainstream, captivating hundreds of millions of online gamers, and creating video content that generates billions of views across the world.”Read the full article here.KSV Esports acquires Samsung GalaxyKSV esports, the organisation that holds the Overwatch League Seoul spot has today announced its expansion into League of Legends with the acquisition of recently crowned world champions Samsung Galaxy.Image Credit: LoL Esports // Riot GamesThe move now sees KSV compete across PUBG, Overwatch, League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm. League of Legends is arguably the biggest esport in the world, and Samsung Galaxy, the team acquired recently made history in their own right. They toppled and arguably ended the SK Telecom T1 dynasty by defeating Faker and co by three games to zero in the grand finals. Over 40,000 fans packed the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing and 60 million more online for the aforementioned final.In addition, KSV will open a Shanghai office to support the team’s operations in China. The release states that the opening will support “the extensive fan base of all of KSV’s teams throughout China”. Read the full article here.HyperX announces first NBA 2K League team sponsorshipHyperX has today announced its first NBA 2K team sponsorship, with news that it has become the official gaming headset partner of the future Dallas NBA 2K League team and the Dallas Mavericks. HyperX will work with the Dallas Mavericks at NBA home games. This’ll mean fans can expect plenty of ‘in-arena activities’ including digital signage, giveaways and concourse activities. This will be kicked off on December 2nd at the Mavericks vs LA Clippers game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. NBA fans will have the opportunity to try out HyperX gear and play NBA 2K18 or Battlefront II games while using HyperX gaming headsetsWith the inaugural NBA 2K draft and season to begin in spring of 2018, HyperX is making itself known as a first mover in the space.Mark Cuban, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas NBA 2K league team commented: “We see the NBA 2K league as a great way to provide entertainment value and partnering with HyperX is a valuable part of our plan to build a competitive NBA 2K League team.“HyperX brings an abundance of experience in the gaming community and will be a valuable partner both on and off the court during esports tournaments and events.”Read the full article here.Overwatch League player banned for 30 matches before the season startsThe Overwatch League is yet to get underway, yet Blizzard have set a precedent for anyone that falls foul of their rules by banning Philadelphia Fusion’s Su-Min “Sado” Kim for the entirety of preseason and the first 30 matches of the inaugural season.The suspension comes after Kim has been found to breach the Blizzard End User License Agreement by participating in “account-boosting” schemes. Effectively, Kim has been paid to boost others skill level by playing on their accounts. It comes just days before the preseason for the inaugural Overwatch League gets underway and shows that Blizzard will take a heavy handed approach to anyone in breach of rules and regulations. 30 games when compared to traditional sports is a huge amount of time.One would assume that like in traditional sports, a format that Blizzard seems keen to replicate, Kim will continue to receive salary from his organisation but will be resigned to watching from the sidelines as the Fusion make their bid to become the first OWL champions. Read the full article here.last_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Lakers rooting for Kyrie Irving to sign with Nets

first_imgRussell averaged a career-high 21.1 points and 7.0 assists while shooting 36.9 percent from 3-point range in 81 games in 2018-19.The trouble for the Lakers is that several teams, including the Timberwolves, Suns, Pacers and others, also have interest in Russell and could drive up the asking price for the All-Star.Once L.A.’s trade for Anthony Davis is official next month, the team will have only between $23 million and $27 million in cap space. .@wojespn describes how a reunion between D’Angelo Russell and the Lakers could play out in #NBAFreeAgency.— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2019The 23-year-old guard began his career in Los Angeles and reportedly “may be open” to rejoining the team this summer.Magic Johnson, who stepped down as the franchise’s president of basketball operations in late April, thinks that would be good for both sides. Related News Here’s how Kemba Walker would fit with Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis on Mavericks Despite their ideal plan, it’s unlikely the Lakers will make enough salary cap space to sign another max player like Kyrie Irving. So to best set itself up for Plan B, the Lakers’ front office reportedly is “rooting” for Irving to land in Brooklyn and free up D’Angelo Russell for an L.A. return.“The Lakers now at this point are rooting for Kyrie Irving to go to Brooklyn,” NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said on ESPN. “Because then Brooklyn renounces D’Angelo Russell, who is a restricted free agent. He becomes unrestricted and then the Lakers could sign Russell as their third star in LA. And they get back a much more mature, polished player, who’s been an All-Star, whose put a team into the postseason.” “He’s better now,” Johnson, who traded Russell to Brooklyn in 2017, told The Athletic. “He’s a different player. He’s more mature.”Russell will be a restricted free agent and the Nets can match any offer sheet he signs with another team. But, the Nets are expected to land Irving, which would make Russell expendable. Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles is Carmelo Anthony’s ‘most likely destination,’ executives believe NBA free agency rumors: Pelicans may be willing to give Al Horford a ‘lucrative deal’last_img read more