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How much money have you invested in your personal growth or development this year? How much money have you invested in your professional development? What is your growth and development budget?How much time have you spent on personal growth? How much time have you spent in the gym, the road, or the yoga studio working on your physical health and well-being? How much time have you spent with a book in your hands? How much time have you spent with video or audio programs?How much energy have you invested in your future? How much energy have you devoted to setting your goals, developing your plans, and working on building the life you want for yourself? How much energy have you spent in introspection, thinking about who you are and what you are here to do?You pay for your future now. You pay for that future with money, time, and energy. Success is something that you always have to pay for in advance. First, you do the lonely work of developing yourself and your ability to create value, and then you get the success that naturally follows. But if you aren’t paying now, you are right now deciding on your future regrets.Would the amount of money you spend on your personal and professional growth provide clear evidence that you are paying the price now for who you are going to be in the future?Would the time you spend hitting the gym, the time you spend hitting the books, or the time you spend in downward-facing dog make the case that you are working on you?Would the amount of energy you expended working on your goals, developing your plans, and bringing that future version of yourself to fruition be evident if you stood before a jury of your hustler peers?The safest and surest bet you can make is the bet you make on yourself. If you are going to make an investment, no other investment on Earth is going to produce greater returns now and in the future.
Royal Challengers Bangalore ended their disappointing Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with a 10-run win over sixth-placed Delhi Daredevils in an inconsequential contest at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Sunday.Captain Virat Kohli (58 off 45balls 3×4, 3×6) shared a 66-run second-wicket stand with West Indian Chris Gayle (48 off 38balls 3×3, 3×6) as Bangalore reached 161/6 in 20 overs. Delhi were bowled out for 151 in 19.5 overs, losing by 10 runs to finish sixth.With both teams out of the race for the play-offs, Bangalore, who made five changes to their side, opted to bat. They made a slow start, scoring 37/1 at the end of Powerplay overs (six), with Gayle contributing 32 runs off 24 deliveries.Opening batsman Vishnu Vinod (3) did not trouble the scorers as he was bowled by Pat Cummins in the fifth ball of the fifth over.Gayle picked two sixes off pacer right-arm pacer Mohammad Shami but he was far from his usual flow. He struggled with his stroke-making after the Powerplay overs.But Kohli looked to be in good touch and he provided impetus to the visitors’ innings. His lofted drive off medium pacer Corey Anderson in the first ball of the ninth over was a joy to watch as it completed 50 runs for the southern outfit.Kohli picked out leg-spinner Amit Mishra for attack and his rasping flicks towards the midwicket against provided the runs Bangalore required in the middle overs.At the other end, Gayle, who was struggling, was caught by Zaheer Khan at short midwicket off a delivery from left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, with Bangalore at 96/2 in 13.1 overs.advertisementBangalore lost Travis Had (2) in the following over, after the Australian fell short of completing two runs as Shreyas Iyer threw from the midwicket at the bowling end.Kohli, meanwhile completed his fifty in 39 deliveries in the final ball of the 15th over with a single to deep cover off a delivery from Zaheer.Zaheer’s next over saw Kolhi play another delightful flick for a six over midwicket before being failing to clear Nadeem at long-off. It was a big relief for Delhi, having dismissed the visiting skipper in the 17th over.Kedar Jadhav (12) followed Kohli to the dug-out in the next over after being run out by Cummins with a direct throw from the short third man area at the bowling end. Sachin Baby (12) then was holed out at long-off by Anderson off Cummins, as Bangalore lost sixth wicket with 144 runs on the board.Later, Pawan Negi milked 13 off five deiveries he faced in the final over he faced from Anderson to take the total beyond 160.In pursuit of the target, Delhi had a poor start, losing Sanju Samson (0) in the second delivery of the first over bowled by medium pacer Avesh Khan. The responsibility of creating the base then fell on Karun Nair (26) and Shreyas Iyer (32) and the pair did well with a 40-run stand as the former pulled straight into the hands of Jadhav at short midwicket off a delivery from medium pacer Shane Watson.Iyer then joined hands with Rishabh Pant (45) and another partnership started to blossom. Medium pacer ended the 45-run partnership as he had Iyer caught by Watson at short cover in the fourth ball of the 12th over. Harshal then dealt another blow to Delhi in his next ball as he bowled West Indian veteran batsman Marlon Samuels (0) with a slower delivery to reduce the hosts to 87/4.Off-spinner Head made further problems for Delhi, removing Anderson (3) and Cummins (7) in the 16th over, as the hosts reeled at 113/ 6, still requiring 49 runs.In the following over, Harshal sent Pant packing, bowling through his defence to pull the match in favour of Bangalore, with Delhi still needing 43 runs from 3.2 overs.However, Shami (21; 9b; 3×4, 1×6) delivered some lusty blows to keep Delhi in hunt, as the hosts required 13 runs off the final over. The right-hander was stumped by wicket-keeper Vinod in the second ball of the 20th over bowled by Negi, leaving Delhi to score 12 off four deliveries.AAfter couple of deliveries that didn’t yield a run, Negi dismissed Nadeem (2) in the fifth ball, bowling out Delhi for 151.Brief scores: Bangalore: 161/6 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 58, Chris Gayle 48; Pat Cummins 2/22, Shahbaz Nadeem 1/12). Delhi: 151 all out in 19.5 overs (Rishabh Pant 45, Shreyas Iyer 32; Harshal Patel 3/43, Pawan Negi 2/10, Travis Head 2/30).
London, Jul 13 (PTI) Teenagers who play football for as little as three hours a week may have healthy and stronger bones, a study has claimed.”Our research shows that playing football can improve bone development in comparison to swimming and cycling,” said Dimitris Vlachopoulos at the University of Exeter in the UK.”Though we focused on aspiring professionals who played as much as nine hours a week, playing football for three hours a week might be enough for a substantial effect,” researchers said.”We already knew exercise was key for bone growth, but here we clarify what type of exercise,” they said.The team compared adolescent footballers to swimmers, cyclists and a control group of boys not involved in regular sport.The team studied 116 boys aged 12-14 years for a year. They took bone mineral content (BMC) measurements at the lumbar spine (lower back) and femoral neck (upper leg) ? both key sites for both fractures and osteoporosis.Researchers found that footballers had higher BMC than swimmers and cyclists after one year of sport-specific training.Footballers BMC was seven per cent higher than that of cyclists at the lumbar spine, and five per cent higher at the femoral neck, researchers said.”Although we didnt study other sports, its reasonable to suppose that weight-bearing, high-impact, high-intensity exercise like tennis, badminton, basketball and handball will have similar effects to football,” Vlachopoulos said.Adolescence is the key period for bone development, and poor development at this stage is linked to reduced peak bone mass (the amount of bone mass at the end of the skeletal maturation, around age 30), increased fracture risk and osteoporosis later in life.advertisementThe study was published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. PTI APA MHN SAR MHN
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Greece laid down its claim for World Championship gold with a crushing victory over Olympic silver medallist Montenegro.Greece punctured the Montenegrin goal and virtually settled the result by halftime. The rest was pure strength and showmanship. Montenegro could not get a look in for some time. In fact, it took until 4:18 in the second quarter before Sasa Misic steered an extra-man pass into goal, , FINA reports.By that time Greece already had four in the bag. Greece shot out to 6-1 before Radovic blasted one in to send Greece into the second half with a four-goal margin. Greece was composed, full of energy and made sure of shots. There were six different scorers with the best probably coming from Angelos Vlachopoulos, launching a rocket from about 12m. Captain Ioannis Fountoulis brought up the sixth and then the seventh to start the third quarter.Alexandros Gounas almost faked a shot for 8-2. Montenegro was in self-destruct mode while Greece was rampant. Konstantinos Mourikis (GRE) and Bojan Banicevic (MNE) were sent from the match with red cards after the Gounas goal. Then Uros Cuckovic (MNE) gained his third major on penalty, gifting a goal to Fountoulis — his third and, more importantly, 9-2. Both teams used their timeouts and neither team connected with a goal. With 14 seconds left, Fountoulis grabbed a fourth and 18th for the tournament.Just when we were about to slip out for a drink in the last break, Drasko Brguljan decided a shot was better than a swim so skipped the ball an incredible 20m into goal, stunning Konstantinos Flegkas and changing the score to 10-3. Montenegro narrowed it to 10-5 and traded goals until Darko Brguljan’s penalty goal at 1:24, proving a distance too far to cross, resigning itself to the play-offs for 5-8. It was a spectacular statement by Greece and one wonders just how far Greece can go. TweetPinShare66 Shares
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd striker Rashford resists Real Madrid approachby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Marcus Rashford has no interest in talks with Real Madrid.The Sun says Rashford has scored twice in three games since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer succeeded Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.And his renewed enjoyment with his boyhood club will see him reject the advances of Los Blancos.Rashford was reportedly open to talks with Real due to how he was being used by Mourinho, despite never having his heart set on an exit from Old Trafford.But the 21-year-old has been pivotal to United’s upturn in form since Solskjaer’s arrival, producing some dazzling footwork to set up the opener for Paul Pogba in the Red Devils’ 4-1 hammering of Bournemouth on Sunday.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barnes swoops to earn Burnley crucial win at Huddersfieldby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley produced a critical victory at Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night.The Clarets’ win, their second in three days, was sealed when Ashley Barnes slotted home midway through the second half from Ashley Westwood’s pass.Huddersfield had taken the lead through Steve Mounie’s header in the 33rd minute but conceded an equaliser and had Christopher Schindler sent off within two minutes before half-time.Wood met Dwight McNeil’s low cross from the left six yards out and swept in for his fifth goal of the season.Schindler, who had earlier been booked for a foul on Wood, was then shown a second yellow card for hauling down McNeil on the edge of the penalty area.Defeat means bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield are eight points from safety.
Samsung Galaxy M10, M20 launched: Key specs, features, India price and everything you need to knowThe Galaxy M10 and M20 will look to help Samsung compete against the likes of Xiaomi, Nokia and Realme in the budget and mid-range segments in India.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 19:18 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy M10 and M20 will go on sale in India starting February 5The Galaxy M10 and M20 come with Infinity-V displays and ultra wide-angle cameraThe Galaxy M20 also highlights a large 5,000mAh batterySamsung has officially announced its new Galaxy M series with India being the very first market. The new line sees the debut of two new smartphones, called Galaxy M10 and M20 (Review). With these phones, Samsung is targeting millennials looking for an attractive design along with a great battery life. The M10 and M20 are the first Samsung phones to sport the new Infinity-V waterdrop display. The phones also tout big batteries with the M20 being the first Samsung phone to offer a 5,000mAh capacity.The Galaxy M10 and M20 will look to help Samsung compete against the likes of Xiaomi, Nokia and Realme in the budget and mid-range segments in India. In terms of design, the M10 and M20 look similar with waterdrop displays and plastic rear panels. The phones differ mainly in hardware and here’s what you need to know.Galaxy M10, M20 specificationsDisplay: The Galaxy M10 sports a 6.22-inch LCD Infinity-V display with an HD+ resolution, while the M20 gets a 6.3-inch Infinity-V display with a FHD+ resolutionProcessor: The Galaxy M10 is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset. The Galaxy M20 gets a 1.8GHz Exynos 7904 processor.RAM: The budget Galaxy M10 will come with 2GB and 3GB of RAM options, while the M20 will get 3GB and 4GB of RAMInternal storage: The 2GB RAM variant of the M10 will come with 16GB of internal storage, while the 3GB RAM variant will come with 32GB of storage. The M20 will get 32GB and 64GB of internal storage depending on the RAMadvertisementRear camera: Both the phones come with dual cameras with similar 13MP + 5MP configuration. The primary sensor offers f/1.9 aperture while the secondary sensor gets an ultra wide-angle lensFront camera: The Galaxy M10 gets a 5MP front-facing camera while the M20 gets an 8MP selfie cameraBattery: The Galaxy M20 houses a massive 5,000mAh battery and the M10 gets a smaller 3,400mAh batterySoftware: Both the Galaxy M phones ship with Android 8.1 Oreo with Experience UI 9.5 on topGalaxy M10, M20 features– One of the biggest highlights of the new Galaxy M10 and M20 is the new Infinity-V waterdrop display. These are the first Samsung phones to sport the new display type that sees a droplet-like notch on the top of the display. This allows for more screen real estate and minimal bezels all around. The M10 gets a 6.2-inch HD+ Infinity-V display, while the M20 gets a slightly bigger 6.3-inch Infinity-V display.– The other big USB is a massive 5,000mAh battery inside the Galaxy M20 which assures a two-day battery life. The Galaxy M20 is the first Samsung phone to come with this battery, which is pretty impressive. The Galaxy M10 gets a smaller 3,400mAh battery, but it should deliver a good battery life as well, considering the basic specs of the device.– The Galaxy M20 is also the first Samsung phone to come with the new Exynos 7904 chipset. This is an octa-core chipset based on a 14nm process and is equipped with two Cortex-A73 cores that run at 1.8GHz, and six Cortex-A53 cores that run at 1.6GHz. Samsung says the chipset has been optimised for India to deliver high-end multimedia capabilities.– Both the Galaxy M10 and M20 also get similar dual camera systems with a 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP ultra wide-angle sensor. The ultra wide-angle lens will allow users to capture more of a scene in a single frame, and it also helps the M10 and M20 phones stand apart in this segment.Galaxy M10, M20 price in IndiaThe Galaxy M10’s price in India starts at Rs 7,990 for the base model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The 3GB + 32GB variant comes with a price tag of Rs 8,990. The Galaxy M20, on the other hand, starts at Rs 10,990 for the 3GB + 32GB variant and goes up to Rs 12,990 for the 4GB + 64GB configuration.Both the Galaxy M phones are online-only models and will be available on Amazon India and Samsung’s online store starting February 5, 2019. Jio 4G customers purchasing the Galaxy M10 or M20 will get double-data benefit on Rs 198 and Rs 299 plans.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M20 review: Great display, superb battery life makes for a good startALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M10, M20 with Infinity-V display launched starting at Rs 7,990: Price, Specs, India launch detailsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy M10Follow Galaxy M20 Next
Nova Scotians are getting a taste of local foods at community suppers around the province this winter. The suppers in schools, church halls and community centres are open to the public and sponsored by Select Nova Scotia. “We live in a province that offers families many opportunities to enjoy a variety of delicious local foods year round,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. “Enjoying local food, at community suppers such as these, supports not only local producers, but our local communities and Nova Scotia’s economy.” The community suppers will raise consumer awareness about locally grown foods and help support a more competitive and profitable agriculture industry. Select Nova Scotia was developed to create partnerships with food producers, processors, retailers, food service and consumers to promote the sale and consumption of Nova Scotia grown and produced food. More information on Select Nova Scotia Community Suppers, which foods are in season and where to find them can be found at www.selectnovascotia.ca .
Noida (UP): Drinking at public places in Noida and Greater Noida landed 260 people in trouble who were held by the police and released only after furnishing bail bonds, officials said Sunday.During the police checks carried out on Saturday night, 174 such people were held (not arrested) in Noida area, while 86 in Greater Noida region, the officials said.”Overall 260 people were held for creating nuisance. They were found drinking at public places in violation of the law,” Superintendent of Police, Noida, Vineet Jaiswal said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHe said most of the cases in the city area took places under jurisdiction of Sector 20 and Phase 2 police station areas.”The action was taken under Indian Penal Code section 290 (punishment for public nuisance, with fine may extend to Rs 200). None of them were arrested. They were challaned. They were brought to police station and released after furnishing bail bonds,” Jaiswal said.During a similar anti-liquor drive, the district police had on Friday night arrested 36 people for drinking in public. On July 6, 474 people were arrested across the district for similar violation in just three hours, the police said.
Acclaimed Actress Amy Brenneman may play a silenced police chief’s wife in her new role on “The Leftovers,” but she generously lends her voice to help raise awareness for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in a newly refreshed public service awareness campaign.Video: Help Someone You KnowThe campaign features Brenneman, who has suffered from ulcerative colitis, and is now a proud supporter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). The goal of campaign is two-fold: 1. To highlight the prevalence of these diseases and 2. To reinforce the seriousness of these diseases. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic diseases that affect nearly 1 in 200 Americans. The physical and emotional toll they take on patients is significant.“I know firsthand how devastating these diseases can be,” Amy Brenneman said. “So, when CCFA asked me to help I was more than happy to get involved. If my support can help even one person, I’d be happy.”Many patients suffer in silence from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and with Ms. Brenneman’s support, hopefully that will change. IBD are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, bleeding, fever, severe fatigue and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. The fastest growing patient population is children under the age of 18.“By putting this issue front and center, we want to engage people, raise awareness, and demonstrate our commitment and compassion to finding cures and improving the lives of our patients,” said Richard J. Geswell, President and CEO of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. “We know these diseases extend far beyond the bathroom, but it’s a compelling way to get the conversation started.”For the second year in a row, CCFA enlisted the pro-bono help of the global advertising agency, FCB Health. In addition to the :30-second and :60-second TV spots, the campaign consists of radio, print, out-of-home and digital assets.The campaign utilizes the bathroom for a simple reason — it’s easy to recognize. And empathize. The campaign is about helping people understand how difficult it is to live with IBD, while reminding people that have IBD that there’s no reason to hide a normal daily activity. The campaign is designed to raise awareness to help those in need by visualizing the constant disruption of IBD. Showing different feet under the doors of bathroom stalls is meant to highlight the growing rate of IBD, not explain all the symptoms. CCFA is also leveraging social media, asking patients to share their stories online using #IBDselfie to #HelpSomeoneYouKnow.“We had so many great insights to work with. Evolving a campaign that resonates and motivated people is tricky — you want to improve everything without touching the DNA of what made the concept work in the first place,” said Mike Devin, Executive Vice President, Creative Director.
Rabat – Istiqlal, the oldest Moroccan political party, is more divided than ever. Tension is rising between party leader, Hamid Chabat, and other influential members seeking to overthrow him.Anti-Chabat members, led by the Sahrawi notable, Hamdi Ould Rached, are mounting pressure on him to force him to resign. The headquarters of the party are now the new battleground between both camps.10 members of the affiliate of the party’s youth organization in Laayoun stormed the headquarters and organized a sit-in, calling for Hamid Chabat’s resignation. The occupation of the party headquarters forced Chabat to move his office to the building of the General Union of Moroccan Workers (UGMT), the labour union affiliated to Istiqlal. Chabat described the party building’s occupiers as “gangsters,” while Hamdi Ould Rachid denied any relationship with the demonstrators. As Moroccan media outlets reported, some Istiqlal members voiced their concerns over the current crisis, fearing that, by occupying the party headquarters, some are trying to push for a direct confrontation between Chabat’s followers and his adversaries.In the meantime, another Chabat rival, Nizar Baraka, the former Minister of Finance, is pursuing his endeavours to convince party members to rally behind him in their quest to replace Hamid Chabat.Nizar Baraka is joining hands with other influential members and factions of the party in order to succeed. The on-going tension raises questions about the future of Hamid Chabat. Many people think the countdown to his departure has already begun.
By Ghayt BennisRabat – Firdaous Bouzeryouh, a 9 year old Moroccan girl, won the “ Arab reading Challenge” in Germany, in the category of Arabic readers living in non-Arabic communities. She will now go on to compete in a further round of competitions in Dubai. Bouzeryouh competed against 23 participants from different nationalities, representing 70 Arabic language schools in Germany. Firdaous Bouzeryouh participated at the qualifying rounds in Berlin on Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8. Bouzeryouh has read 25 books over the past 5 months and presenting resumes for the competition.“I was born in Germany, but I also visited Morocco by reading books about the Kingdom and the Moroccan traveler Ibn Battouta,” she said.“I have read many books in Arabic that have opened my mind and involved me in incredible worlds. Reading made me visit many places and helped me to beat stage fright and be more confident” she added.Firdaous Bouzeryouh is a very young reader who is enthusiastic about Arabic. Her family from Rif region who are now sitting in Rüsselsheim, Germany, introduced her to the values of Arabic and helped her to read widely. She has developed her talent at the school of l’Amitié, where she attends courses in Arabic.Her father, Ali Bouzeryouh, said that he is delighted with this accomplishment. According to her father, Firdaous has her mother to thank for the significant role she played in motivating and encouraging her child to learn and read Arabic.Expats living in non-Arab countries have more limited access to Arabic reading materials. However, mosques play a major role in lArabic learning in Germany, which helps people understand Islam’s fundamental principles and to keep their Muslim identity.Mariam Aklekan, Bouzeryouh’s teacher, pointed out that this victory is not due to chance, but to efforts and guidance of Firdaous’s family, who ensured that her daughter maintain a solid relationship with the Arabic language and reading.
The Minister also dismissed the criticism on the new Government over the decision to expand the cabinet.He said that, unlike before, now the Government needs Parliament approval to expand the cabinet to more than 30 members and that shows Parliament has more authority than the Government or the President. (Colombo Gazette) The Government has decided to cancel the leadership training exercise introduced by the former Government for University students.Universities and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that the new Government will also look to have talks with the University students and address their concerns. “What was that training exercise introduced by a certain Minister?…. Leadership training….we will scrap that,” the Minister said while speaking to reporters in Kandy.Kiriella said that he feels it is best to introduce an international language course for the students instead of leadership training. He noted that University students continue to face several issues and the Government is willing to have discussions with them to resolve those issues. “The intention of the new Government is to create an environment where students can do their studies without facing any issues,” he said.
SMMT today hosted its first aftermarket media event. The meeting heralded the start of a new, sustained effort to bring home the importance of the aftermarket to the motor industry, highlighting some of the issues affecting aftermarket members.SMMT member companies presented an overview of the aftermarket to delegates, describing the importance of its activity groups. These ensure that all SMMT members have an active and equal voice in the policy and decision making process.One of the most important issues for aftermarket members is garage standards. David Dangerfield of Delphi presented the sector’s views, calling for better care and training from those at the sharp end, working with aftermarket products.Following the presentations, the media were given the opportunity to talk candidly with industry players. Delegates were also provided with the latest information on auto1, the leading biennial aftermarket event to be held at the NEC, Birmingham in April 2003.Speaking at the event SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘The UK aftermarket is incredibly large and diverse, and a significant employer in Britain. In a high-profile industry we need to ensure that we do not lose sight of its interests. Events like this ensure that no one is left in any doubt about its importance and the issues we face.’ Note to editors: SMMT organises the only biennial specialist aftermarket event – auto1, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 27 to 30 April, 2003. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
NICEVILLE, Fla. — Randy Miller scored 22 points, and three others added 15 each as North Carolina Central broke away early and defeated Southern 83-71 in the seventh-place game of the Emerald Coast Classic on Saturday.Miller scored 13 in the first half as NC Central used an 11-0 burst to scoot away from Southern and led 39-31 at the break.The Eagles (2-5) shot 65 per cent from the floor after halftime, making 15 of 23 shots. Miller shot 6 of 11 with three 3-pointers, converted 7 of 10 at the foul line and led with five assists. Larry McKnight, Rashann London and Raasean Davis each scored 15 with London shooting 6 of 7.Jayden Saddler paced Southern with 18 points, Sidney Umude added 17 with 10 rebounds and Eddie Reese scored 14.London scored on a drive six seconds into the second half and NC Central put together a 15-4 run in the first five minutes. Southern didn’t get closer than nine after that.The Associated Press
6/2/85Celtics@Lakers3NBA Finals-254.3 5/30/14Pacers@Heat6East final-255.6 5/22/00Lakersvs.Blazers2West final-290.1✓ 25+ point blowouts of conference No. 1 seeds in the NBA playoffs, 1984-2016 6/2/95Magic@Pacers6East final-272.2✓ 5/27/01Spurs@Lakers4West final-292.5 5/3/07Mavericks@Warriors6West Rd. 1-252.2 5/27/85Lakers@Celtics1NBA Finals-340.3✓ 5/26/15Hawks@Cavaliers4East final-302.8 5/25/01Spurs@Lakers3West final-390.2 In the NBA playoffs, No. 1 seeds have a special air of authority about them. Since the league expanded to a 16-team playoff format in 1984, top-seeded teams have won their conference about 55 percent of the time; unlike in sports that feature heavy randomness, it’s a surprise when the best team doesn’t win out in the NBA.But that doesn’t mean top seeds are invincible, as the Golden State Warriors found out Sunday night in Oklahoma when they lost 133-105. With the series tied 1-1, the Warriors were facing the most crucial game of their season — and the Oklahoma City Thunder absolutely shellacked them. Going back again to ’84, it tied for the 14th-worst defeat of a conference No. 1 seed in the playoffs: 6/7/98Jazz@Bulls3NBA Finals-420.1% 5/11/10Cavaliersvs.Celtics5East Rd. 2-32<0.1 6/16/00Lakers@Pacers5NBA Finals-330.3✓ 6/3/84Celtics@Lakers3NBA Finals-330.4✓ 6/14/88Lakers@Pistons4NBA Finals-253.5✓ 6/11/13Heat@Spurs3NBA Finals-360.2✓ Half of those 14 losses came in the NBA Finals, and six featured a No. 1 seed from one conference crushing its counterpart from the the other — not exactly comparable to Dubs-Thunder. So if you toss those out, Golden State’s loss is tied for the seventh-most-lopsided defeat by a No. 1 in the past 33 postseasons of conference play. (It’s also tied for ninth-worst among playoff losses by No. 1 overall seeds during that span.)The Thunder are a high-quality basketball team, perhaps far better than they appeared to be at various points during the regular season. But the degree to which they dominated the Warriors in Game 3 was stunning. According to the pregame Elo ratings (our pet metric for estimating each team’s strength at a given moment), there was a mere 1.1 percent probability that OKC would run up a victory margin of 28 or more points Sunday.1Based on a process similar to the NFL version I used here. We’ve hardly ever seen this incarnation of the Warriors destroyed so thoroughly, and never in a game that meant so much.Putting aside why it happened — yes, the Warriors had one of their worst (unluckiest?) shot-making nights of the season, but they also played some of their most porous defense of the year and looked out of sorts for long stretches of the game — Golden State’s Game 3 drubbing has left the team in trouble. Both opponents being equal, the team that wins at home in a 1-1 series goes on to win the series more than 69 percent of the time. And although we wouldn’t have considered the Warriors and Thunder to be equals before the West final tipped off, OKC has closed the gap considerably since then. (Plus, Draymond Green is at risk of being suspended for Game 4 after kicking Steven Adams in the crotch for the second time this series.) Now, our model considers the Thunder 64 percent favorites to make the NBA Finals.Plenty of historical teams who suffered similarly huge routs bounced back and won the series anyway, so all is not lost in Oakland. But the Warriors will have to regroup after a Game 3 performance that put them in an exclusive, unenviable club of vulnerable No. 1 seeds.Check out our latest NBA predictions. 5/24/87Celtics@Pistons4East final-262.2✓ 5/22/16Warriors@Thunder3West final-281.1— DATETEAMOPPONENTGAMEROUNDMARGINELO PROB.WON SERIES 5/19/88Lakers@Jazz6West Rd. 2-281.2✓ Source: Basketball-Reference.com 6/17/08Lakers@Celtics6NBA Finals-390.1 6/4/05Heat@Pistons6East final-252.3 5/21/92Bullsvs.Cavaliers2East final-260.2✓ 5/30/96Sonics@Jazz6West final-350.3✓ 6/3/92Blazers@Bulls1NBA Finals-330.8
With all the Kinect hacks coming out these days, seeing someone control a robot with a Kinect is pretty old hat now… but what if that robot was wielding a scalpel and was about to perform heart surgery on you? Impressed yet?Well, you should be, because this Kinect hack is very real. A group of graduate engineering students at the University of Washington are now using Microsoft’s gesture-recognizing peripheral to guide the actions of surgical robots.Using the Kinect to create three dimensional maps of a patient’s body, the team is trying to solve the age-old problem of using surgical robots: namely, it’s hard for a doctor to guide a robot hold a scalpel if he doesn’t get tactile feedback as to how hard he’s pressing with it. The Kinect allows these robots to integrate with force feedback technology, allowing surgeons an accurate idea of what they’re doing within a patient’s body.“It’s really good for demonstration because it’s so low-cost, and because it’s really accessible,” Ryden, who designed the system during one weekend, said. “You already have drivers, and you can just go in there and grab the data. It’s really easy to do fast prototyping because Microsoft’s already built everything.”It’s also a very cheap system compared to existing medical technology: according to the team, without the Kinect, the project would have cost over $50,000.Read more at University of Washington (via Kotaku)
One major feature that Windows 8 will be able to hold over Android and iOS is that it will be the first family-oriented tablet OS. I have lamented the lack of a family experience in mobile tech before — can you imagine trying to share an iPad or a Nexus 7 across three or four people as the “family” computer? The notifications alone would drive you crazy. The fact is that these operating systems are designed for an individual to use, and they have been since day one. As these devices become a part of the home, something will need to be done. If you are a fan of Android, it looks like that support might not be that far off.We’ve seen a number of points in Google’s Android Open Source Project that suggest multiple account support is coming. The guys at Android Police did a fantastic breakdown of all the code that has been introduced. Of course there’s miles of code in Android that will need to be adjusted in order to support this, and there’s no telling what the resource requirements for such a massive change to how Android works, but it is being worked on nonetheless, perhaps as a feature for the next version of Android or maybe in a minor release (Android 4.1.2 for instance).Very little is known about how this will work, but I suspect that one of the big features that will play into this service will be Face Unlock. Since there’s already facial recognition capabilities on the device, it’s not far fetched to see Face Unlock be able to detect the correct face and line up the face with the account on the device. Other, less exciting methods will include a traditional username and password access, but that’s to be expected.The code that exists in AOSP is enough for several members of the Android community to try and release their own implementations of this service. Early this month a video cropped up with a very, very broken implementation, but the proof of concept was enough to start others on the path. Now, there exists a User Management app in the Google Play Store for Android 4.1 devices. Your device needs to be rooted in order to take advantage of the service, but if you have made that leap then you will be able to create multiple accounts on a device and switch back and forth between them. This app is only as functional as the code that is already in AOSP, but it helps paint a pretty good picture of the things to come.There’s a lot of unknowns involved in this right now. Android devices grow more powerful every day, but there’s no knowing what kind of resources this kind of service will need when supporting three or more fully active profiles. It is unlikely to work the same way multiple accounts work in Chrome and Chrome OS. Also storage will become an issue pretty quickly, and on devices where storage is a finite resource that can becomes problematic quickly. This also seems like a feature where it would be less of a good idea to allow the manufacturers to modify and change, and that’s exactly what they would want to do. HTC for example would obviously want to allow for their services to be tied in to the profile switching, which has the potential to cause all sorts of problems.How would apps work in a multi-account Android existence? When you purchase an app are you purchasing it for the device or for the account like you do right now? Will app publishers be able to offer a moderately more expensive “device license” for their apps, or will you be forced to purchase multiple copies of everything for one tablet? It’s easy to limit things like movies and music to a single account, because that information isn’t stored on the tablet. When you start to look at things like the $16 Final Fantasy 3, that 172MB base size quickly absorbs a significant chunk of your on-board storage. What about device security? Your tablet is only as secure as the least security conscious person with an account at that point, if you are sharing apps and data when the tablet is hijacked, is your account and your data safe?Having a multi-account experience on Android is vital for the future of the mobile platform. Not just because of Windows 8, but because we are quickly trending towards a world where the “family tablet” is something that will become more common. Maybe a tablet that sits in the living room and is only used by whoever is in there at the moment, or the device that is simultaneously the recipe machine and the fantasy football stats box. It will be very interesting to see how Google transforms Android from a single-person luxury into the new family computer.More reading: Tech has no love for the family man
Pinterest Twitter All hail Mayor Bookahh! WhatsApp Comments are closed. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Facebook WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Booker T running for political office in HoustonWWE Hall of Famer Booker T revealed on his weekly radio show “Heated Conversations” that he would be running for the office of Mayor in Houston, Texas in 2020.Booker issued the following tweet about the announcement.Running for mayor! 2020, can u dig it?! https://t.co/M8dlLNv9Kk pic.twitter.com/kcur9O9dwQ— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) December 11, 2016ESPN releases trailer for new “30 for 30” about the XFLESPN has released the following trailer for the upcoming “30 for 30” documentary series looking at the XFL. The series is set to air in February. 1 COMMENT Google+ Steven Herrera 8/17 WWE Live Results: Houston and Grand Forks (Kingston vs. Orton, Rollins vs. Corbin) December 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppJamaica, August 14, 2017 – Kingston – Sixty students have been awarded scholarships and bursaries valued at approximately $4 million by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and Partners Co-operative Credit Union Limited. Among them are 55 top performers in the 2017 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), who will receive $12,500 per annum over five years.Under the Credit Union’s ‘Adopt a School’ programme, bursaries valued at $12,500 were presented to three students from Central Branch All-Age School, who will be making the transition to the secondary system.Grade-seven student from The Queen’s School, Satnereen Ducran, also received a $12,500 bursary as part of the Credit Union’s ‘School Savers’ programme, which aims to promote good financial habits.The Albert ‘Bertie’ Morris Scholarship, named after one of the Credit Union’s founding fathers, was awarded to Jaidenn Williams, who will be entering the University of Technology’s architecture programme in September. He will receive $150,000 annually over three years.Addressing the awards ceremony on August 10 at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, Director of Regional Educational Services in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Captain Kasan Troupe, congratulated the scholars on their academic achievements.“We recognise that you have done some good work, that you have sacrificed, that you have studied hard, and today we are celebrating you,” she said.She encouraged them to continue to pursue excellence in their educational pursuits.“You need to embrace lifelong learning. Embrace your education. Today, we are celebrating your success, but this is just the beginning. When you get to high school you will be exposed to more subjects… but learning does not stop at school. You are always learning and becoming better. You must remain motivated,” she said.Now in its 19th year, the JPS and Partners Co-operative Credit Union Limited scholarship awards provides financial assistance to help children reach their academic goals. Students are selected based on academic merit, work ethic, discipline and financial need. Related Items: