Streak over: Magic end 17-game skid to Cavs

first_imgOrlando Magic’s D.J. Augustin drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ JR Smith in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — The Orlando Magic certainly know how to end a long losing streak.Nikola Vucevic scored 23 points and the Magic snapped a 17-game skid against the Cleveland Cavaliers, routing the defending Eastern Conference champions 114-93 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Orlando’s players knew their first win over Cleveland since Nov. 23, 2012, was more than your typical early regular-season victory.“This game had lots of positives, one of the most positives we’ve had in a long time,” Vucevic said. “I’m really happy for this team because we haven’t had success against them for a while.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Magic never trailed and built a 21-point lead late in the first quarter. Orlando led 36-18 after the first, hitting 14 of 24 from the field — eight of them 3-pointers.Orlando made 17 of 35 3-pointers in all, and took their biggest lead, 106-69, midway through the fourth when both teams cleared their benches. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs Kershaw, Dodgers QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LeBron James scored 14 points in the first quarter and finished with 22 as the Cavaliers lost for the first time in three games.“They came out and gave us one from the beginning of the game and they kept it going,” James said. “We were a couple steps behind and they made us pay.”Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue called timeout less than five minutes into the game when Orlando took a 15-4 lead. The Magic continued to build the margin, which reached 42-20 early in the second quarter on Bismack Biyombo’s tip-in.They outplayed us,” Lue said. “They kicked our butt.”Cleveland trailed 56-45 at halftime and cut the lead to 65-58 midway through the third when James blocked D.J. Augustin’s drive and Dwyane Wade hit a 3-pointer. The Magic answered with a 12-0 run, including a banked-in 30-footer from Augustin and two baskets by Vucevic.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “Last year, we probably would’ve crumbled when they got the lead down,” Augustin said. “We’ve got a lot of goals in mind this season, but we’re staying humble.”Vucevic, a night after scoring a career-high 41 points in a loss to Brooklyn, was 11 of 16 from the field.Jonathon Simmons scored 19 points while Evan Fournier added 13 for Orlando. Iman Shumpert scored 21 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, and Kevin Love had 18 for Cleveland.Derrick Rose missed the game for Cleveland with a sprained left ankle after being fouled by Milwaukee’s Greg Monroe on Friday.“They were far from their best and we understand that,” Orlando coach Frank Vogel said. “We need to keep that in perspective.”THE REAL REASONVogel called timeout after the Cavaliers cut the lead to seven in the third quarter. He joked his speech in the huddle keyed Orlando’s surge that put the game away.“I just inspired them during that stretch,” he said. “It was all me, really.”EXPANDING HIS GAMEThe 7-foot Vucevic hit 6 of 8 3s on Friday and added another against Cleveland.“A guy makes six threes, you have to respect that,” Lue said. “If you put a smaller guy on him he can go to the block. If you put bigger guys on him he’s able to pop and get off shots.”TIP-INSMagic: F Aaron Gordon (sore left ankle) did some work on the court before the game, but sat out for the second night in a row. … G Elfrid Payton (strained left hamstring) did not play after being injured Friday at Brooklyn. An MRI revealed a mild to moderate strain. No timetable was given for his return.Cavaliers: Rose’s injury moved Jose Calderon, the only other true point guard on the roster, into the starting lineup. The veteran was pulled five minutes into the game after missing two shots and didn’t start the third quarter when Shumpert ran the offense. Calderon returned in the fourth quarter.UP NEXTMagic: Host Brooklyn on Tuesday.Cavaliers: Host Chicago on Tuesday. View commentslast_img read more

Louie Alas: Wherever Kevin wants to be, we’ll support him

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games READ: Basketball is part of Alas family cultureWith his new capacity, he has the power to make a move to acquire his son, but Louie doesn’t want to hinder Kevin’s development in NLEX where he has flourished under head coach Yeng Guiao.Kevin ended the PBA Governors’ Cup with averages of 14.27 points, 6.18 rebounds, and 2.91 assists per game.READ: No reunion for Alas, son at Phoenix “He’s happy in NLEX. As for us, we’ll always be behind him,” said Louie. “If he tells me ‘dad I want to play for you’ maybe I’ll make a move but I see that he’s super comfortable in his team and with coach Yeng.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Down to his last five years of coaching, Louie Alas gets opportunity of a lifetime View comments Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Alas Family: Kevin, Liza, Louie, Kieffer, Kenneth and Kristoffer. Photo from Kevin Alas’ social media accounts.The father-son duo of Louie Alas and Kevin Alas had become synonymous with Letran from 2009 until 2013 when the Knights flourished as contenders for the title.It’s been almost four years since the two donned the same colors, with Kevin playing for Rain or Shine, TNT, and now NLEX in the PBA and father Louie serving as an assistant for Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding READ: Louie Alas gets wish with Alaska winning and son Kevin playing wellThe renewed partnership between the two had floated the moment the elder Alas was appointed as the new head coach of Phoenix, replacing Ariel Vanguardia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Louie admits but that’s far from his mind, knowing how satisfied his son is with his team.“My wife [Liza] and I will support Kevin wherever he’s happy,” said Louie in Filipino Thursday at SportsIQ, Inquirer’s omniplatform sports talk show. “He’s very happy right now with NLEX and of course with his girlfriend Selina [Dagdag].”last_img read more

Galanza hopes for Final 4 return in her last year with Adamson

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Lady Falcons showed that they have moved on from their disastrous Season 79 campaign by finishing fourth place in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference last year.Adamson pulled off a surprise streak with six straight wins before bowing out in the semifinals to eventual runner-up Far Eastern University.“The team has been performing well in training because I can already see the intensity and the teamwork,” said Galanza. “Basically I can see that there really is a connection between the players. There’s the willingness to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Adamson’s Jema Galanza. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJema Galanza is not one to let past drawbacks get in the way of her dream.After suffering a gruesome right ankle injury in September last year even as Adamson ended Season 79 with a dismal 1-13 record, Galanza immediately set her sights to the big dance of Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City SBP starts forming best PH team for 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup Read Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Going into her final playing year with the Lady Falcons, Galanza said she wants to end her collegiate career by making it to the Final Four and no less.“I want to get to the Final Four and if the team performs better we want to get to the Finals,” said Galanza in Filipino Thursday during the team’s practice at Adamson. “It’s been so long since I’ve been to the Final Four.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGalanza’s first and only appearance in the semifinals was in her rookie year in Season 76 back when Bang Pineda still ruled the roost for the Lady Falcons.“That’s my goal in my last playing year, to get to the Final Four.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Memorial to Kalam to come up at his burial place: Parrikar

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) The foundation for a memorial in the honour of former President A P J Abdul Kalam will be laid on July 27 in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today. Responding the issue raised by Derek OBrien (TMC) in Rajya Sabha in Zero Hour, he said while the Centre wanted 5 acres of land for the memorial, as of now only 1.8 acres was available. Tamil Nadu government is supporting “what we are trying to do,” he said, adding that on July 27, “we have already decided that whatever land is available, we are setting up a memorial for which foundation will be laid. On 27th, we are going ahead with the programme on the land already in our possession. “Design has been finalised and we are not waiting for additional land,” Parikar said. Kalam, a popular head of state between 2002 and 2007, had died on July 27 last year. Raising the issue, OBrien said today is Guru Purnima when one pays homage to gurus and those who have taught us good things in life. “But are we really doing this…Because 500 miles or so from Chennai in Rameswaram, one of our greatest gurus, one of our greatest teachers, is laid to rest in Rameswaram and next week, we will complete one year since he passed away. “And yet there is a site which is lying with a tin shed roof, there dogs defecating everywhere. It is total mess. I am referring to the burial place to the memorial ground of none other than our former President A P J Abdul Kalam,” he said. As OBrien said the Centre was saying it was not getting land, AIADMK members were on their feet. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien tried to pacify the agitating AIADMK members, saying “what he is saying may not be pleasing to you, but he has a right to say”. The TMC member said he was not blaming either the central or the state government for the delay, but wanted a solution to the problem so that the memorial could be set up. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had last year announced that a memorial would be constructed to commemorate the life and works of Kalam, also known as Indias Missile Man, at Rameswaram in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu where he is buried. PTI NKD ARCadvertisementlast_img read more

IntervalZero and TSEP partner on real-time IEEE1588 master stack for Windows and RTX64

first_img Continue Reading Previous ST updates STM32CubeMX MCU configurator with multi-panel GUINext Apacer: 32-bit DDR4 SODIMM designed for ARM architecture systems TSEP and IntervalZero agreed last year on a cooperation to port the IEEE 1588 stack from TSEP to RTX64. This cooperation was now successful and enables the user to develop advanced applications with exact time synchronization under Windows with real-time properties.The IEEE 1588 stack from TSEP provides all means necessary for a time synchronization via so-called end-to-end (E2E) connections and specified according to IEEE 1588-2008 (version 2). In addition, a general synchronization algorithm is included, which allows synchronization in the range of 40ns. However, it is always possible to define your own synchronization algorithm and to integrate it easily. The IEEE 1588 stack is therefore a good choice for users for whom IEEE 1588 compliance is a necessary requirement. The IEEE 1588 stack has been completely developed in C ++ and according to the C ++ 11 standard.IntervalZero RTX64 transforms Windows into a real-time operating system. Already existing partnerships allow customers of IntervalZero the use of software stacks for EtherCAT and CANopen, which can run on its own core, independently of delays caused by Windows. The partnership with TSEP now adds an IEEE 1588 stack that meets future requirements for IEEE1588 or PTP. The generic approach of the IEEE 1588 stack from TSEP combines the possibilities of PTP with the real-time solution of IntervalZero under Windows into a very interesting solution. With the deterministic nature of RTX64, the synchronization algorithm can be realized much more precisely in comparison with the IEEE 1588 master.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more



USA TODAY Has Interesting Update On Ohio State’s Urban Meyer Investigation

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State announced on Sunday night that its investigation into Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes’ program regarding the handling of domestic violence accusations against Zach Smith would be completed within two weeks.So, there is still a lot of time to go until we likely learn anything definitive regarding what exactly happened and what is to come for Meyer’s future in Columbus.However, interesting details regarding the investigation are starting to leak out.USA TODAY is reporting that Smith, who was fired by Ohio State in July, has not yet been contacted.From the report:Investigators the Ohio State Board of Trustees leading the inquiry into Urban Meyer’s handling of domestic violence allegations made against  Zach Smith have yet to reach out to the since-fired assistant coach, Smith’s attorney told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.The same investigators, however, have had “very preliminary communications” with Powell, Ohio, police officials, a city spokesperson told USA TODAY Sports.ESPN reported on Wednesday night that Powell Police, by law, was not releasing sealed documents regarding the allegations against Smith since he was never arrested.Stay tuned for more updates.last_img read more

Want to win the man-of-the-match award in World Cup semi-final: Kuldeep Yadav

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Mohana Singh becomes first woman fighter pilot to fly Hawk jet

first_imgNagpur: Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh has become the first woman fighter pilot to fly by day a Hawk advanced jet aircraft, a defence release has said. She achieved the feat at the Kalaikunda Air Force Station in West Bengal on Thursday, it said. “Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh became the first woman fighter pilot to become fully operational by day on Hawk advanced jet aircraft as she landed after a gruelling 4 aircraft combat sortie at Air Force station Kalaikunda, West Bengal, which was the last syllabus sortie, of being fully operational on the Hawk Jets,” the release issued on Friday said. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Her training involved flying both air-to-air combat and air-to-ground missions, it added. She has undertaken many practice missions, which involved firing of rockets, guns and dropping high calibre bombs and also participated in various Air Force Level flying exercises, the release said. She has a total of over 500 hours of incident-free flying, of which 380 hours are on the Hawk Mk 132 jet. She had, along with two other women pilots, Bhawana Kanth and Avani Chaturvadi, joined the fighter stream in June 2016, it said. A week back, Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth became fully operational by day on MiG-21 Bison, the release added.last_img read more

NTPC to start Solapur’s 2nd unit from Friday midnight

first_imgNew Delhi: State-run power giant NTPC on Thursday said Unit-2 of 660 MW of Solapur Super Thermal Power Project in Maharashtra will begin commercial operation from midnight Friday. The project has two units of 660 MW each. “Unit-2 of 660 MW of Solapur Super Thermal Power Station will be declared on commercial operation from 00:00 hrs of March 30 2019,” according to a BSE filing. According to the statement, with this, the commercial capacities of Solapur Thermal Power Station, NTPC and NTPC group would become 1,320 MW, 45,725 MW and 52,866 MW, respectively.last_img read more

Reported attempts to forcibly return displaced deeply concerns UN in Sudan

The Mission said that the process by which demolitions, relocations and plot allocations are being carried out constitute human rights violations, including forced return.Every attempt must be made to stop demolitions and relocations until suitable alternative arrangements are made, the Mission said, stressing that in all instances, forced relocation must end in the interests of protecting rights and livelihoods and preventing the loss of life.Meanwhile on the political front, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno and Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, were in the Nuba Mountains today, where they were scheduled to meet with the Commander of the Joint Military Commission (JMC). read more

Loblaws gets approval for Shoppers purchase but must sell some stores

by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 21, 2014 8:12 am MDT Loblaws gets approval for Shoppers purchase, but must sell some stores AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Loblaw Companies Ltd. has received approval from the Competition Bureau for its $12.4-billion purchase of Shoppers Drug Mart, with a few stipulations.The federal agency is requiring Loblaw to sell a total of 18 stores and nine Loblaw-run pharmacies to an independent operator.Most of the stores listed for sale are in smaller communities and include 14 Shoppers locations and four under Loblaw banners.Other “behavioural restrictions” will be placed on Loblaw over agreements with suppliers for up to five years, the Competition Bureau said.The decision follows a review which began after the deal was announced last July.The regulator examined hundreds of regions across the country where both Loblaw (TSX:L) and Shoppers operated stores, and concentrated on a number of local markets where competition was the greatest.One area of focus was on overlapping products and services offered by both companies, which included prescription fees.The review also identified agreements between Loblaw and suppliers that raised competition concerns, including one which required suppliers to compensate Loblaw for a predetermined profit margin, it said.“The Bureau determined that without restrictions on certain Loblaw programs and agreements, the proposed transaction would likely lead to higher wholesale prices paid by other retailers to suppliers and, in some circumstances, higher retail prices for consumers,” the report said.One of the agreements that Loblaw reached with the agency prohibits the retailer from signing agreements that use sales volume at Shoppers as extra weight for its existing profit margin agreements. It also prevents the company from entering into new agreements of this type for its Shoppers stores.Loblaw agreed to exclude sales from Shoppers from a program where it seeks compensation from suppliers when a competitor advertises a sale price in its flyers that’s lower than a Loblaw flyer in the same time period.The Competition Bureau says it will continue to investigate certain pricing programs and agreements Loblaw has made.Loblaw, which has Canada’s largest network of grocery stores operating under several banners, says it will “co-operate with the Competition Bureau in its continued review of these practices.”“Loblaw is committed to supplier practices that meet the Bureau’s objectives of maintaining competitive markets,” the company said in its announcement Friday.All of the agreements between the regulator and Loblaw will expire five years after the transaction’s closing date on March 28.“This agreement addresses the most significant negative competitive effects of the merger by ensuring that consumers continue to benefit from competitive prices in the retail sale of drugstore and pharmacy products in Canada,” said John Pecman, the commissioner of competition in a statement.Some suppliers have complained that the country’s largest grocery chains use unfair practices, and have called on an industry code of conduct.Price negotiations with suppliers has become a priority for national retailers. The entry of Target and a more aggressive rollout of Walmart supercentres in recent years spurred a consolidation of big Canadian stores last year.Sobey’s (TSX:EMP.A) bought the Canadian assets of U.S. grocer Safeway for $5.8 billion, a deal that expanded its reach in Western Canada. The Competition Bureau required the company sell 23 stores to win approval. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 25, 2016 2:56 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,870.63, down 52.38 points):Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:CGC). Drug manufacturer. Down 56 cents, or 8.66 per cent, to $5.91 on 9.2 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 29 cents, or 8.03 per cent, to $3.90 on 7.3 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 16 cents, or 3.21 per cent, to $5.14 on 6.5 million shares.Orbite Technologies Inc. (TSX:ORT). Miner. Down four cents, or 10.96 per cent, to 32.5 cents on 6.1 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 19 cents, or 3.78 per cent, to $5.21 on six million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 57 cents, or 3.94 per cent, to $13.88 on 5.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Transportation. Down 14 cents, or 0.16 per cent, to $87.67 on 889,676 shares. Canadian National Railway says its net earnings fell to $972 million in the third quarter as revenues dropped six per cent to $3.01 billion. The Montreal-based railway says it earned $1.25 per diluted share for the three months ended Sept. 30, down one cent from a year ago when it earned about $1 billion.Sherritt International (TSX:S). Miner. Up four cents, or 4.55 per cent, to 92 cents on 1.4 million shares. Sherritt International cut its Ambatovy mine’s 2016 nickel production forecast for the second time this year. The mining company — which operates Ambatovy and owns 40 per cent of the joint venture — said Tuesday the new production estimate is for between 40,000 tonnes and 42,000 tonnes of nickel. read more

Dublin Bus to recruit 70 new bus drivers in the coming months

first_imgDUBLIN BUS EXPECTS to carry 115 million passengers by the end of the year. The company welcomed the improvement on passenger numbers stating that they expect to have carried an additional 400,000 customers between October and December.In a statement today, the company said that the significant boost in passengers “leaves the company with a solid base for which to grow and build on in 2014″.RecruitmentDublin Bus said they have begun to recruit for the first time since 2008 and will employ 70 new drivers over the next three months.They added they had added 80 new low floor buses in 2013 “ensuring that the company is now only one of two bus companies in Europe to offer a fully low floor accessible fleet”.Speaking today, Dublin Bus Chief Executive, Paddy Doherty said the increase proves the “effectiveness” of the many of the company’s new developments such as the Network Direct Project and customer service improvements like the Real Time Passenger Information at bus stops and on smartphone apps, as well as on-board Wifi.Read: Santa spotted driving a Dublin Bus ahead of his Christmas busy period>Read: Minister called on to retract ‘insensitive’ comments about middle-class snobbishness>last_img read more

Gemencrusted Magic Mushroom USB stick costs 37000

first_imgIf you happen to be getting a rather large tax return this year, or if you simply are comfortable enough to have about forty-thousand dollars just laying around, then the Shawish “Magic Mushroom” USB key pictured above may be for you.The creators of the world’s first 150-carat diamond ring have decided that they want to bring the sexy back to your computing lifestyle by offering this gem-encrusted mushroom shaped memory stick. For such a high price you’d expect them to at least give you a lot of on-board storage, but alas it only holds 32GB of data.Of course, if $37,000 is a bit too rich for your tastes, or you are pinching pennies because of the current state of the economy, you can get a cheaper model that sports pink sapphires and white diamonds for the bargain basement price of $16,500. I would like to point out that my truck cost less than the little trinket pictured above.Created to bring people back to their memories of childhood, the mushroom drive is modeled after the same fungus that was found in the classic novel Alice in Wonderland. The Shawish company reasoned that by bringing modern convenience to a classic piece of literary history they would make it a desirable item for the world’s fashion elite.I don’t know about you, but I doubt that Alice herself would be comfortable flashing this kind of bling around people like the Red Queen. After all, she could lose her head very easily, and the people that actually purchase this device have already lost theirs!Read more at Yahoo! News and Shawish Jewellerylast_img read more

Instagram Cracks Down on Harmful Wild Animal Selfies

first_img Whether you’re bragging about your life on Facebook or fishing for hookups on Tinder, there are few things more powerful on social media than a selfie with a cute animal. However, some folks aren’t satisfied with taking a picture of themselves with their dog or cat. They want to up their selfie game with lions and tigers and bears.The problem is that humans are forcing interactions with wild animals, like cute baby cubs, is often harmful to the animals themselves (or the human depending on the animal). And rewarding wild animal selfies just encourages more of this dangerous Grizzly Man behavior. That’s why, in cooperation with numerous wildlife protection agencies, Instagram is now cracking down on wild animal selfies.Instagram shared the plan with National Geographic, which knows a thing or two about safely documenting humans and nature. Hundreds of people tag photos with hashtags like #DolphinSelfie or #SlothSelfie or even #ExoticAnimalForSale. But now, when Instagram detects a vulnerable animal in a selfie tag, it will alert users that these situations are harmful and educates them about wildlife protection. It’s similar to how Instagram already monitors for threats like potential suicides.“We care about our community, including the animals and the wildlife that are an important part of the platform,” says Instagram spokeswoman Emily Cain in a statement to National Geographic. This wildlife exploitation typically occurs in regions like the Amazon or Thailand, where sketchy local tourism industries ignore laws to make some cash by selling exotic animal photo ops. Hopefully, if Instagram helps would-be gullible tourists know how bad these practices are they won’t support them during their next vacation. However, animals taking their own selfies is still totally cool. Just get those pesky people out of the shot.Social media is a powerful force, so we need to wield it responsibly. We can’t abuse the real world to make ourselves cooler in the virtual world. So next time you want to take a selfie with a cute animal on Instagram, instead of flying halfway around the world just go adopt a cat or dog ya dingus! Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Report: Facebook Developing ‘Threads’ App For Close FriendsFall For the Viral Instagram Hoax? So Did Lots of Celebs center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Five Winners revealed for Whats In the Box

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Jan 2015 – The biggest winners from What’s in the Box are undoubtedly the students of the Charles Hubert James Primary and the Adelaide Omeler Primary schools both in North Caicos; but there were five other prizes up for grabs from the sponsors of the Christmastime event and today those texting winners were officially revealed. First place prize of a weekend stay for two at the Grace Bay Club was Jewel Selver; second place prize of a DeWalt 18 volt Compact Combo kit was Antoinette Thomas; Joy Field Ridley won the $500 bank account at CIBC FirstCaribbean; the phone from LIME went to Isaiah Gardiner and the dinner for two at the West Bay Club goes to Kishma Mills. The students of those North Caicos schools are getting tablets to enhance their educational experience. You had to text in order to win. The answer for What’s in the Box this year, Bambarra Rum. Recommended for you Related Items:Adelaide Omeler Primary School, charles hubert primary school, what’s in the box North Caicos schools big winners when ‘In the Box’ launched In the Box Holiday Guessing Game is Back! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp What’s in the Box Prize revealedlast_img read more

Jim Marshalls Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Photos To Debut GRAMMY Museum

first_img GRAMMY Museum Opens Johnny Cash Photo Exhibit jim-marshalls-johnny-cash-folsom-prison-photos-debut-grammy-museum News Jim Marshall’s Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Photos To Debut GRAMMY Museum Facebook The late legendary music photographer shot many iconic performers, and in the latest GRAMMY Museum Exhibit, his images take you to the moment that change Johnny Cash’s careerJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Oct 23, 2018 – 2:18 pm The spirit of music photography godfather, the late Jim Marshall, lives on with of one of his greatest subjects, 13-time GRAMMY winner Johnny Cash, in the latest exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum.center_img Email Twitter The Prison Concerts: Folsom And San Quentin (Jim Marshall’s Photographs Of Johnny Cash) will display Marshall’s historic images of Cash’s 1968 and 1969 prison concerts. Cash’s two performance at Folsom in 1968 resulted in a best-selling album and made him a legend in the eyes of his fans during a critical time for him professionally and personally. Cash became opinionated about prison reform and his performances at prisons made a new kind of statement in the music world.Marshall was there to capture the epic moments of 1968, a formative year for Cash. Marshall’s mantra was “Get The Picture!” He was able to get great access and always pointing his lens during the right moments throughout his storied career, and he is the only photographer to receive the Recording Academy’s Trustee Award, which honors those who have contributed to music outside of performing, Described by friend and fellow photographer Henry Diltz as “irascible, impatient, explosive, but always very, very kindhearted,” he is remembered by friends and fans for his distinctive eye.”His images can be likened to haiku poetry: everything in its proper place … no “extra” information … only the very essences necessary to convey what he wants us to see,” his friend Graham Nash wrote for the Recording Academy. “Jim’s images always have a sense of completeness and his ability to compose instantly is renowned.”The exhibit will go on display from Oct. 24 and run through February 2019. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, a special panel with Marshall’s estate beneficiary Amelia Davis and Scott B. Bomar, author of Johnny Cash At Folsom & San Quentin will discuss the stories behind the images and the new exhibit. Tickets are available for purchase here.A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel On New Music, Touring Again & MoreRead morelast_img read more

HPCL shareholders land a windfall with 21 bonus issue shares hit 52week

first_imgHindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) approved bonus issue of equity shares in the ratio of 2:1 at its board meeting on Wednesday. The share flared on the stock exchanges on Thursday to hit a 52-week high of Rs. 1,233.25 apiece but later trimmed gains and was trading at Rs. 1,173, up 4.62 percent, at around 10.05 a.m.In a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) after market hours, the state-run oil marketing company said the bonus issue would be subject to approval by its existing shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting scheduled for September 8 this year. “Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd has informed BSE that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on July 20, 2016, inter alia, have considered and recommended Increase in Authorised Share Capital to Rs.2500 crores and further recommended Capitalisation of Reserves and issue of Fully paid bonus shares in the ratio of 2 (two) Bonus Equity Share of Rs. 10 each for every 1 (one) existing equity share of Rs. 10 each…,” according to its regulatory filing.The news had a positive effect on other state-run oil and gas companies, such as Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and Oil India Ltd.BPCL was up 1.86 percent at Rs. 585.60 and IOC was trading 3.63 percent higher at Rs. 531.40. Oil India was also trading with gains of 1.25 percent at Rs. 377.The Sensex was down 35 points at 27,880. Top Sensex losers were Axis Bank, Dr Reddy’s Labs, Larsen & Toubro and TCS. Shares that were rallying on the 30-scrip benchmark index included Cipla, GAIL(India), ONGC, ITC and Wipro.HDFC Bank shares were trading almost flat at Rs. 1,235.25. India’s second-largest private sector lender will be declaring its first quarter results on Thursday.Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) recently raised Rs. 3,000 crore in masala bonds, or rupee-denominated bonds issued to overseas investors. The private sector mortgage lender became the first Indian entity to do so.last_img read more