NBA Playoffs Recap, 15/4/19 – Lillard and Blazers beat OKC

first_imgAdvertisement aavkNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsimimWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eji( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bWould you ever consider trying this?😱2xCan your students do this? 🌚a3fh8pRoller skating! Powered by Firework Damian Lillard scored 30 points as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-99 in Game 1. The Thunder were the favourites going into the tie, but the Blazers surprised everyone. Enes Kante had 20 points, and 18 rebounds, and C. J . McCollum added 20 points. Russell Westbrook had a triple-double for the Thunder, but it was not enough in the end.Advertisement The Bucks had no such problems, and they destroyed the Pistons in their Game 1. The final scoreline was 121-86, as the best regular season team had no problems. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds, as 7 Bucks were in double figures. Blake Griffin was out for Detroit, and they failed to threaten the Bucks.Advertisement Another heavy win was seen in Houston, as the Rockets defeated the Jazz 122-90. James Harden had 29 points and ten assists, as the starters for Houston had a strong game. The Jazz are potentially facing a first-round exit if they fail to improve on this performance.The final game was a low-scoring affair, as the Celtics won 84-74 against the Pacers. Indiana were leading early on, but they managed just 8 points in the third quarter. Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris scored 20 apiece for Boston.Advertisement That’s all the action from today, visit this space tomorrow for more of the same! Advertisementlast_img read more

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Monash lane closures

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Supportive of the CoI on Crime

first_imgDear EditorI am supportive of the APNU+AFC Administration of President David Granger holding a CoI into the 2002-2009 crime wave.As an outsider looking in, the gist of the problems started when “activists/politicians” tried to enlighten African Guyanese to their plight, claiming that they were being systematically discriminated against and being marginalized. People did not really understand what words like discrimination and marginalization meant; they just knew they were bad words because “activists/politicians” said so.This led to certain Guyanese picking up guns to fight for their “rights,” becoming “freedom fighters” in the eyes of some.Because of the unprecedented out-of-control crime spree, which the Police were unable to get a grip on, the phantom squad/s were formed, and they retaliated against the “freedom fighters”.In a way, the crime wave was an attempt to bring down the democratically elected PPP/C Government.Yours faithfully,Sean Orilast_img read more

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Hamilton offers glimpse of future in Brazil

first_img0Shares0000Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton powers his car during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 12, 2017 © AFP / EVARISTO SASAO PAULO, Brazil, Nov 13 – Lewis Hamilton’s performance in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix was “the best fourth place I have ever seen” according to his Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff.The 32-year-old, who clinched his fourth world title in Mexico at the end of October, offered a glimpse of his personal determination to retain his champion’s crown in his dazzling drive from the pit lane to fourth position. And while 2016 champion Nico Rosberg, Hamilton’s former team-mate with Mercedes, lauded the Briton’s speed and race-craft, he also suggested that Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari had this year missed out on their best chance to stop him.“I don’t think Sebastian Vettel will have a better chance next year,” said Rosberg after watching the four-time champion make the most of Hamilton’s rare blunder in Saturday’s qualifying to claim his fifth win of the season ahead of Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes.“This year the opportunity for him to win the World Championship was huge, but Mercedes as a whole team is just a power — so I think the gap between them and Ferrari could even get bigger in the coming season.”As praise for Hamilton’s drive poured in, however, Rosberg warned that even the champion team can make mistakes.“Yes, let’s see. Even Mercedes has made mistakes and Sebastian has to hope for more of that and to be there at the right moment.”Rosberg’s former boss Wolff said he believed Hamilton’s drive was “astonishing” and suggested that he had the speed to win the race after starting in the pit lane.Hamilton finished the race in fourth place and just 5.4 seconds adrift of the victorious Vettel after scything through the field in a repaired car fitted with a new power unit following his opening lap crash in Q1.“I think a win would have been possible,” said Wolff. “He was the quickest guy out there, but you must remember that Sebastian was managing the pace of the race, apart from the last laps. So we haven’t probably seen the real race.”He added that Hamilton, who said he was satisfied to have redeemed himself by finishing fourth after his crash in qualifying, had achieved what they expected.“When we discussed it in the morning, we thought that what would be a realistic target with a safety car would be P4,” said Wolff.“We had that so that helped us a little bit, but the gap to the Ferraris was too close to have achieved much more.”Wolff added: “For me it was the best fourth place I’ve ever seen – to start from the pit lane and end up 5.4seconds behind the leader. That is quite an astonishing drive.”Hamilton said he had been keen to show he retained his heart-felt desire to succeed and “showed that I have many more races to go in my career”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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PEACE IS THE WORD

first_img“I do this pretty much every year because it’s fun, and I get to hang around with my friends,” said Halmel, 11, who will attend Dexter Middle School this fall. “But I think for a lot of people, this also feels like family for them,” she added. “And to me, peace is the most important thing. It’s what keeps us all together.” Lynda Ladwig, the Quaker church’s Christian education coordinator, said about 13 students in grades 1-8 participated in the 12th annual peace camp this year. Peace camps are more common in the Orange County area, Ladwig said, but they all basically do the same thing. “It depends on the children’s ages and how deep they go into the subject, but mostly they learn how to cooperate and manage conflict,” she added. Take the games for example, says peace camp Director Alicia Atkinson, 26. The knot and the toilet paper games teach the importance of communication and working together toward a common goal. The people-colored portraits demonstrate that things aren’t just “black or white. There are lots of different shades in people,” Atkinson added. “Everyone might have one particular color in common, but even then, they still come out differently.” Peace camp also focuses on friends, Ladwig said. “Friends, or Quakers, have always been interested in directing young people toward peace, whether it’s peace for yourself or your immediate area,” she said. “A lot of the stories at peace camp are about caring and sharing and trying to do our part in a small way of how to bring peace to the world. “Peace is not just the absence of war – it’s also how you deal with conflict and how to make someone else’s life better,” Ladwig added. To that end, the peace campers decorated their own recycling bins on Monday, collected cans and bottles throughout the week and brought them back to the church. Atkinson plans to redeem the recyclables and donate the money to the Heifer Project International, which works with communities to end hunger and poverty, and care for the earth. “This camp is about communication and continuing the Quaker education and belief system, not just with each other but with everyone,” Atkinson said. “It’s geared toward creating a better community, instead of just finding ways to occupy children’s time.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – For the past few years, sixth-grader Elizabeth Halmel has set aside one week every summer for peace – peace camp, that is, at First Friends Church in Uptown. By far, Halmel says, the games are the best part – such as “the knot,” where campers and teachers gathered closely and randomly locked hands, then had to duck and twist and work as a team to untangle themselves without letting go. “Blind food preparation” was a challenge, as one team member was blindfolded and had to take direction from another on how and where to find the ingredients to make a sandwich. Campers also used their artistic talents to draw “people-colored portraits,” which involved using different shades of earthy colors to draw each other’s faces. last_img read more

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Grapevine fire backs up traffic on I-5

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GORMAN – A brush fire near the Grapevine grew to 2,500 acres Sunday night, knocked out electricity to thousands of people and backed up traffic on a major freeway, authorities said. The fire was reported about noon east of Interstate 5 at Quail Lake near Highway 138, said Inspector Jason Hurd of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. It was about 15 percent contained by 6:20 p.m., with about 425 firefighters on scene, Hurd said. One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. The fire threatened a Southern California Edison substation and burned a high-voltage transmission wire, knocking out electricity to about 4,400 Edison customers, utility spokesman Jeremy Rawitch said. Power had been restored to all but about 500 customers near the freeway by 5:45 p.m. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.A section of the freeway had been closed earlier in the day, backing up traffic for miles, but by Sunday night all lanes were open, according to the California Highway Patrol.last_img read more

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It’s three in a row for Mulroy Woods with third Lucinda O’Sullivan star

first_imgMulroy Woods Hotel in Milford are celebrating their third placement in Lucinda O’Sullivan’s prestigious food guide: ‘Little Black Book of Great Places to Stay & Eat in Ireland’This is another unbelievable accolade to be bestowed on Mulroy Woods Hotel as they get to display the coveted star of approval for 2019.Lucinda O’ Sullivan is Ireland’s most widely read food and hospitality critic and her Little Black Book of Great Places to Stay & Eat is a highly regarded hospitality guide. This is the third year running Mulroy Woods have received this prestigious award. Mulroy WoodsOwners Marty and Patricia Kelly said: “This is recognition for the amazing food and surroundings here at “The Woods”. “It is amazing that our team have been chosen to be included in the “Little Black Book” again for a third year. It is such an honour to be in receipt of the prestigious star.” Head chef Ben Dear has been in situ since July and has developed a delectable new menu.Food at Mulroy Woods HotelFood at Mulroy Woods HotelFood at Mulroy Woods HotelMulroy Woods is now offering a full Winter bar food menu and have introduced an early bird offering that runs from 4pm- 7pm.  The ever-popular Sunday carvery lunch is hosted in the Mulroy Suite and is enjoyable for all the family.Marty and Patricia continued: “Mulroy Woods is passionate about ensuring a warm and memorable experience for all our guest and are continually updating and improving what we have to offer & 2019 will be no different with exciting new plans for the hotel early in 2019.” Why not get that special someone in your life a voucher for Mulroy Woods Hotel for Christmas? This perfect gift can be used in all areas of the hotel. Contact the hotel on 079153313 for voucher requests.The popular Christmas party nights are filling up fast too, so contact the hotel directly on +353749153313 to book Robert Mizzell on the 14th December and the Christmas Country Dance on the 30th December.Come and celebrate Christmas at “The Woods”It’s three in a row for Mulroy Woods with third Lucinda O’Sullivan star was last modified: December 6th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:hospitalityhotellucinda O’sullivanMilfordmulroy woodslast_img read more

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Mobile labs to light up young minds

first_img26 June 2014 The City of Tshwane and the Innovation Hub have partnered to provide disadvantaged young people with entry points into the worlds of entrepreneurship, science and technology via specially designed and equipped mobile laboratories. The laboratories – the FabLab, eKasi Labs and Kusile Mobile Science Labs – will start operating from this week, serving school learners and unemployed youngsters in a bid to address the shortage of science and technology skills in the city. Entrepreneurial mentorships and workshops will also be offered. The Fab Lab (short for Fabrication Laboratory), a mini-factory for the digital fabrication of prototypes, including 3D printing and computerised laser cutting, will be located at the Innovation Hub. eKasi Labs, which will be launched on Friday at the GaRankuwa Arts & Crafts Centre, will serve as places where young people can learn to create tangible solutions to their community’s problems And 14 Kusile Mobile Science Labs, designed and manufactured by local entrepreneurs from Kusile Labs & Technology at a cost of R56 000 per unit, will be stationed at schools with inadequate science laboratories. Speaking at the launch of the initiative on Tuesday, Innovation Hub CEO McLean Sibanda said the partnership followed “from a strategic decision to take innovation to the people, by establishing co-creation spaces that will foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurial activities that better the lives of the community and create wealth.” Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa said: “We owe it to the youth of 1976 to initiate programmes that will liberate today’s youth from socio-economic segregation.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Cloud Computing: Next Buzz for On-Demand is AppStores

first_imgThe success of the Apple AppStore — One Billion Apps sold to a base of 21 million iPhone users — has got people thinking about how to create an AppStore of their own.  At recent conferences of Interop and the Enterprise Cloud Summit in Las Vegas, all the talk was about AppStores.3TERA, for example, announced the 3TERA AppStore based on their cloud component AppLogic platform.  The idea is to have pre-configured and pre-architected applications that are “cloud ready” to turn.  The idea is to provide the platform of a virtual data center on top of which enterprise-focused components and applications will run.Sun Microsystems has also announced their idea of a Java AppStore.  Java users dwarf the size of Apple’s base of 21 million iPhone users. There are more than 4.5 billion computers and appliances globally which includes 2.1 billion mobile phones.  Sun is calling their AppStore Project Vector and they intend to provide applications to users of Java and JavaFX technologies.AppStores is definitely a new model for software and application delivery and it is a business model being carefully investigated by everyhandset maker, operating system provider and carrier.last_img read more

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2012 Predictions, Cloud Edition: Joe Brockmeier

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… joe brockmeier 1 Tags:#Analysis#cloud#Trends Related Posts One of the nice things about following cloud technologies and virtualization? It’s never boring, especially given how new cloud technologies are. That means that there’s plenty of room for change, and ample speculation about where the industry is going. While we usually spend time reporting on what’s just happened and the impact it will have in the near future, the end of the year gives us an opportunity to pull out the crystal ball and think about what’s coming in the year ahead. In short, my forecast for 2012 calls for consolidation, continued domination of Amazon Web Services and scattered patent suits.Patent NastinessOne of the biggest disappointments for me in the 12-plus years that I’ve been writing about technology is the increasing amount of time and attention that one has to devote to patent lawsuits. Unfortunately, that trend doesn’t seem to be reversing itself.A quick, cursory search for “cloud” in just the title of patent claims shows more than 181 hits. (Though, to be fair, some of them are unrelated to cloud services – like this one.) The “good” news is that the major players may have little to gain from suing each other, since they all have major patent portfolios. The bad news is that patent trolls have nothing to lose from suing Amazon, Microsoft, VMware, Rackspace or any of the other companies doing business in the cloud. I expect to start seeing some shakedowns around cloud-related patents in 2012.Storage ShortageIt’s no secret that there’s a growing shortage in hard drives, which is driving prices up and causing major problems for suppliers.What hasn’t been discussed much is the effect on providers like Amazon, Rackspace, Google and others that consume a lot of hardware. Expect them to take a slight hit, and look for prices for cloud storage to hold steady if not increase.It’s the APIs, StupidWhile OpenStack has gotten quite a bit of attention since its debut in 2010, it’s actually not in widespread use. And if the project doesn’t change its position on APIs, it may stay that way. As OpenStack matures, a big part of the real competition between OpenStack and Amazon Web Services will be in getting developer support for the APIs. Going forward, OpenStack is planning to deprecate the API support for EC2 “because it does not help OpenStack long term to maintain Amazon EC2 APIs over its own.” This is an unfortunate and probably foolish move on the part of the OpenStack project. It doesn’t serve the industry well, and attempting to force developers to choose may have the unintended effect of slowing OpenStack adoption. OpenStack supporters have drawn parallels between OpenStack and Linux, and there are several. Like Linux, OpenStack has gotten widespread industry support and could become the commodity operating system for the cloud. (So to speak.) However, unlike Linux, the OpenStack project is trying to “win” by not playing well with others. One of the reasons that Linux has succeeded so wildly is that it was a drop-in replacement for other operating systems, or very nearly so. It was UNIX-like enough that it won over UNIX admins and developers, because it had the additional advantage of being open. The OpenStack project is throwing away a potential advantage by refusing to be AWS compatible, and I suspect that’s going to bite them in the posterior in 2012. Mark Shuttleworth had a post worth reading in September, comparing cloud APIs to HTTP. Says Shuttleworth, “cloud infrastructure is looking for its HTTP. I think that standard already exists in de facto form today at AWS, with EC2, S3 and some of the credential mechanisms being essentially the core primitives of cloud infrastructure management.” There’s room for innovation in implementation (just as there has been with Apache, IIS and Nginx to name a few) innovation at the protocol/API layer? Not so much. “I’m of the view that any projects which try to do so will fail and are not worth spending your or my time on. They are going to be about as successful as projects that try to reinvent HTTP to make it better/faster/cleaner/whatever.”“All the proprietary and ad-hoc things that preceded HTTP have died, and good riddance,” says Shuttleworth. “Similarly, cloud infrastructure will converge around a standard API which will be imperfect but real. Innovation is all about how that API is implemented, not which API it is.” I doubt that not adopting AWS APIs will be fatal for OpenStack, but it’s going to be painful in terms of adoption. The Eucalyptus folks get that AWS is the standard and that they can co-exist with AWS because Amazon doesn’t seem at all likely to get into the business of on-premise software, so I’d look for that company to have a pretty good 2012.Acquisition TargetsIt’s not hard to predict that some companies in the cloud space will be picked up in 2012, but it’s a little harder to guess which ones. Here’s my list of companies that I think are likely to be picked up in 2012. NginxClouderaHortonworksJoyentNote that this isn’t all-inclusive, so when we look back at the end of 2012 and all of these companies remain independent, I’ll take my lumps. But I’m not saying I’ve predicted all the companies that might be acquired, because my crystal ball just isn’t that finely tuned. If it was, I’d be too busy winning the lottery every week to make any technology predictions. So that’s my list for 2012: What’s yours? What do you think is going to happen in 2012 in the world of tech? I’m particularly interested in thoughts around cloud and virtualization, but if you’ve got some predictions on other tech, let’s hear those too.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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