Technological Transformation: The Magic Is Back

first_imgThe following is a guest post from Mark Schaefer, author of “The Content Code” and “Known,” and co-host of Dell Technologies’ newest podcast, Luminaries – Talking to the brightest minds in tech. Throughout Dell EMC World he had in-depth conversations with technology leaders across the Dell Technologies family of businesses, including Dell, Dell EMC, VMware and Pivotal.Do you remember when technology was magic?I recall that feeling I had when I plugged my first laptop computer into the kitchen phone jack and entered the internet through that dial-up connection.Back then, there wasn’t a whole lot to do on the web. I didn’t even know where to start, but a friend advised to me to try looking for NASA online. Apparently, they had photos of galaxies or something on their website. So I clicked on some mysterious looking file numbers and sure enough, over a period of about 10 minutes a photo of a galaxy began to download on my computer screen.I yelled out to my wife and kids to come observe this miracle — a galaxy coming through the phone line!It was magic. Pure magic.Since then, technology has become ubiquitous and something we take for granted — the invisible hand that enables our daily connections, discoveries, and commerce. And that’s a good thing. The most useful technology shouldn’t get in the way. It connects and serves us in a seamless, quiet manner.But the awe and mystery of your first online experience might just be coming back.I was fortunate enough to attend Dell EMC World recently, and the word that kept coming into my head was “magic.” The emerging capabilities on display at the event were so cool, so mystifying, so jaw-dropping, that for the first time in a long time, I found myself saying “wow” like I did those years ago when I downloaded my first galaxy.If you love to dream about what tech could be like at its most fun, you’re probably a fan of the movie Minority Report, especially the scene where Tom Cruise is pushing and pulling data around through the air.Turns out, this is within reach … literally and figuratively.Dell showed a promotional video that featured Nike designers donning Metavision Meta 2 glasses, grabbing thin air and manipulating a conceptual shoe projected onto the space in front of them like holograms. And then those holographic shoes … ran, jumped and walked through all types of environments in a virtual testing lab. Magic!Mixed reality is also coming to less glamorous places like the industrial workplace where safety helmets are fitted with comfortable shields displaying a digital overlay to their normal work environment. This helps workers complete assembly and maintenance tasks more safely, efficiently, and error-free with the help of real-time heads-up displays. Research shows that there could be enormous cost-saving potential from this technology.Immersive reality is also about to transform our home lives in magical ways. In a “guru session” at the Dell EMC event, Unreal Engine creator Tim Sweeney showed how the rapid improvement in displays, sensors, graphics, and digital human technology will enable an Augmented Reality metaverse revolutionizing human social interaction. Sweeney demonstrated the next wave of breath-taking virtual worlds that will forever change the way we work, collaborate, discover, and entertain ourselves. He forecast that virtual reality will be the next billion-user platform … and it’s easy to adopt that vision.These magical developments are coming at us fast, but it all depends on massive and reliable computing power, storage, and cybersecurity. At Dell EMC World, the company announced massive product refreshes for virtually its entire line of products, including a new 14th-generation PowerEdge server, new data protection tools, more powerful computers, and updates to its entire storage lineup.The show impressed upon me that Dell EMC is staying ahead of the game by becoming an expansive, end-to-end, and fully-unified technology company. Cloud, security, laptops, tablets, software, storage … there’s no piece of the digital transformation that isn’t available through the formidable Dell Technologies family of companies.Yes, haptic design, immersive new virtual reality worlds, and a collaborative metaverse may seem like magic, but it’s all dependent on the power, the storage, and the security provided by Dell Technologies.Mark Schaefer is a business consultant, university educator, and author of six books including “KNOWN: The Handbook for Building and Unleashing Your Personal Brand in the Digital Age.” He is a co-host of Luminaries, a Dell Technologies podcast exploring digital transformation. Dell EMC compensated him for his expenses at Dell EMC World.last_img read more

PRESS RELEASE: Hearts regret fans’ behaviour

first_imgThe Management of Accra Hearts of Oak, having reviewed the 10th Premier League match against King Faisal at the Accra Sports stadium, wishes to make the following remarks: We regret the conduct of a section of our fans who invaded the pitch a while after the final whistle to remonstrate with our team for perceived below-par performance. While the overall performance of the Hearts team and that of the centre referee indeed gave cause for some concern, we believe the pitch invasion was a rather anachronistic way of expressing their displeasure, and we do condemn it in no uncertain terms.We also wish to express our dismay at the apparent serious security lapse that allowed the fans onto the pitch. Given the palpable wave of anger and agitation among our fans against perceived biased officiating by the match officials, we believe the security services should have been more alert and alive to their duties on the day in question. We would have wished to have been commending our fans for the impressive attendance at the said match despite the previous reverse against Ashgold coupled with hikes in gate fees: Unfortunately, we are forced to condemn the errant few rather than commend all of them for their loyalty. All the same, we commend the larger body of our fans who turned up at the Accra Sports Stadium last Sunday and who maintained discipline.Having made the foregoing declarations, we wish to raise a few concerns about certain aspects of the performance of Referee Otis Oppong in the said match. The centre referee inexplicably allowed the persistent, farcical time-wasting tactics of our opponents. We counted 12 incidents of King Faisal players feigning injury and slumping onto the pitch to hold up play for a minimum of one minute on each occasion. Around the 65th minute, with our team about to effect a corner kick, the King Faisal goal keeper carried the time-wasting gimmick to ridiculous limits when he fell and got up in succession like a person seized by epilepsy; and worse still, he got the benefit of the referee pausing play and ordering a retake when our player was in a good position to pull the trigger to score. His decision to play only five minutes injury time after all these happenings was unfathomable.Around the 76th minute, Gabriel Darko’s shot struck the arm of a Faisal defender in the vital area. Here again, the referee waved away our penalty appeal. These incidents created a perception of bias.Nonetheless, we are not seeking any vengeance or endorsing the behavior of our fans. On the contrary, we believe that human as they are, referees cannot get it right all time, and we always have to allow them a certain reasonable margin of error. We therefore deplore the reaction of the fringe elements among our fans and express our deep regrets for their unsporting conduct.  In raising these concerns therefore, we are only seeking to stimulate all concerned to reflect on how we discharge our respective responsibilities and pick useful lessons from the lapses recorded at the said match so that we can all make amends in future. We wish to reiterate our commitment to the continued education of soccer fans in the country in order to sanitize our game. As a club with a key stake in Ghana football, we believe that collaboration, rather than confrontation among all stakeholders is the way to go.SignedMuheeb SaeedPublic Relations Officerlast_img read more

‘Tamale stadium is the neatest in Ghana – Daara

first_imgThe Spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association( GFA), Ibrahim Sannie Daara has described  the Tamale Stadium as the cleanest Stadium compared to the three remaining stadia in the country ahead of the Black Stars Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea.The Black Stars will host the Syli Nationale in the Northern regional capital for the first time since the edifice was constructed in 2007 and was used for AFCON 2008 The team received a rousing welcome from the locals and Ghana FA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara has been impressed by the facility despite the floodlights refusal to illuminate last night during the team’s first training session.“One observation I have made is that Tamale is Ghana’s best stadium at the moment.If you look at the facilities at the stadium and how they keep maintaining the structure is very good and everything is in perfect shape.“I learnt they keep cleaning all the seats every week and so everything is very neat. The scoreboard is working in shape and the pitch is also lush green, I would say they have really looked after the facility very well.”He added.Meanwhile, the Black Stars will train for the last time on Tuesday @ 3pm whiles their Guinean counterparts will also have a feel of the pitch just ahead of the showdown  which kick starts  @ 4pm on Wednesdaylast_img read more

Astros’ AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow suspended, then fired for sign-stealing

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Angels fail to take series in Oakland, lose in 10 innings Baseball’s response was far greater than that of the NFL to a similar infraction. New England coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 in 2007 and the Patriots were fined $250,000 for using video to capture an opponent’s signals. In the scandal known as Spygate, the Patriots also were stripped of a first-round draft choice. They were penalized again for $1 million eight years later for deflating footballs for use in the AFC championship game. The NFL took away a first-round draft pick and suspended quarterback Tom Brady for four games.Manfred said Hinch was aware of the system but did not tell Luhnow.“As the person with responsibility for managing his players and coaches, there simply is no justification for Hinch’s failure to act,” Manfred said.The GM told Major League Baseball he was unaware of the system, but Manfred held him accountable for the team’s actions.“Although Luhnow denies having any awareness that his replay review room staff was decoding and transmitting signs, there is both documentary and testimonial evidence that indicates Luhnow had some knowledge of those efforts, but he did not give it much attention,” Manfred said. “Irrespective of Luhnow’s knowledge of his club’s violations of the rules, I will hold him personally accountable for the conduct of his club.”Current New York Mets manager Carlos Beltrán, then a player with the Astros, was among the group involved. Manfred said no Astros players will be disciplined because he decided in September 2017 to hold a team’s manager and GM responsible.“Virtually all of the Astros’ players had some involvement or knowledge of the scheme, and I am not in a position based on the investigative record to determine with any degree of certainty every player who should be held accountable, or their relative degree of culpability,” Manfred wrote. “It is impractical given the large number of players involved, and the fact that many of those players now play for other clubs. …“Some players may have understood that their conduct was not only condoned by the club, but encouraged by it,” Manfred added. “This was misconduct committed by the team.”Baseball’s investigation began when former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers, now with Oakland, made the allegations in a report by The Athletic on Nov. 12.MLB’s Department of Investigations interviewed 27 witnesses, including 23 current and former Houston players, and reviews tens of thousands of emails, Slack communications, text messages, video clips and photographs.“Some Astros players told my investigators that they did not believe the sign-stealing scheme was effective, and it was more distracting than useful to hitters,” Manfred said. “I am neither in a position to evaluate whether the scheme helped Astros hitters … nor whether it helped the Astros win any games.”Astros employees in the team’s video replay room started to decode signs using the center field camera at the start of the 2017 season. A player would act as a runner to bring the information to the dugout, where a runner on second would be signaled. The runner would decode the catcher’s sign and signal the batter. At times, an employee in the replay room would convey the information by text message to the watch or phone of a staff member in the dugout.Cora began calling the replay room for the information early in the season. After a group of players that included Beltrán discussed how to improve the system about two months into the season, Cora arranged for a video monitor of the center field camera to be installed next to the dugout and players would communicate pitches by banging a bat or massage gun on a trash can. Two bangs usually were used for off-speed pitches and no sound for fastballs.Manfred said that the banging system was not used in 2018 but that signs were stolen by the replay room and communicated to the dugout during at least part of that season. There was no evidence signs were stolen during the 2018 playoffs.Taubman can apply to Manfred for reinstatement after the World Series, and any future violations of Major League Rules would lead to a lifetime ban.The Mets and Beltrán declined comment, spokesman Harold Kaufman saidThe Dodgers lost to the Astros in seven games in the 2017 World Series and to the Red Sox in the 2018 World Series. Dodgers officials declined to comment.Southern California News Group Dodgers beat writer Bill Plunkett contributed to this story.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error By RONALD BLUM and KRISTIE RIEKENHOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s sign-stealing during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season.In the sport’s largest scandal since the Biogenesis drug suspensions in 2013, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the discipline Monday and strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora— the Astros bench coach in 2017 and a former Dodgers player — will face equal or more severe punishment. Manfred said Cora developed the sign-stealing system used by the Astros. The Red Sox are under investigation for sign stealing in Cora’s first season as manager in 2018, when the Red Sox won the World Series.Houston was fined $5 million for sign-stealing by the team during its run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season — the maximum allowed under the Major League Constitution. The Astros will forfeit their next two first- and second-round draft picks. In addition, former Astros GM Brandon Taubman was suspended through the World Series for his conduct during last year’s AL Championship Series, when his profane remarks directed at female reporters led to his firing by Houston, which at first denied the incident and later apologized.Manfred said owner Jim Crane was not aware of the sign stealing. An hour after MLB announced its decision, Crane opened a news conference by saying Hinch and Luhnow were fired.“We need to move forward with a clean slate,” he said.Houston was a big league-best 204-120 during the two years in question, winning its first title. Manfred painted a picture of a team management solely focused on winning.“It is very clear to me that the culture of the baseball operations department, manifesting itself in the way its employees are treated, its relations with other clubs, and its relations with the media and external stakeholders, has been very problematic,” Manfred wrote in a nine-page statement. “At least in my view, the baseball operations department’s insular culture — one that valued and rewarded results over other considerations, combined with a staff of individuals who often lacked direction or sufficient oversight, led, at least in part, to the Brandon Taubman incident, the club’s admittedly inappropriate and inaccurate response to that incident, and finally, to an environment that allowed the conduct described in this report to have occurred.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone last_img read more

DD Motoring: Sam’s the man at the Letterkenny Soap Box Derby

first_imgAs the school doors reopen at the end of the summer break pupils will return to normality and settle down for the incoming term.And as it is the norm a teacher will ask their pupils to write an essay on anything special that they did for their summer holidays.One pupil going into his final year at Lurgybrack National School will gaze out the window and smile. Advertisement By Brian McDaid. You only had to take a look at the body language of young Sam Gorman as he stepped down through the makeshift pit lane on the Port Road shortly after 1pm on Sunday.One of his fans called over to him from the improvised grandstand of the Four Lanterns steps outside the fast-food takeaway and his pit crew made up of his sister, cousin and uncle Seamus just smiles back.The Gorman’s were on a mission Advertisement Ever since the rumours hit the grapevine that an International Folk Festival was back on the cards in Letterkenny “Gorman Go-karts Racing Team” was back after a 30-year gap.Sam Gorman arriving on Sunday to defend the Gorman title, pictured with some of his race team. Photo Brian McDaid.Code name “SG2”A lot of work went on behind closed doors over the summer evenings of 2019 to develop “SG2” which is the code name for the evolution of “SG1” which was developed nearly 40years ago.Even before the win in 1988 the prototype Go-kart SG 1 which was built by the late Seamus Gorman.Summer evenings were spent with his children getting ready for many of the Soap Box Derby’s in the International Folk Festival. Mark Gorman nearly won the event in the early 80’s but was pipped at the post by the late Billy Black and his brother Jason.Soap Box champions 1988, Seamus Gorman with sons Mark, Seamus, Sammy, Patrick, John Paul, and Stephen. along with neighbour Charlie O’Donnell.An old photo shows Mark Gorman getting his runner up prize in 1983 for the International Folk Festival Soap Box Derby. The picture was taken in Dillion’s Supermarket Car Park just off the Main Street.Included in the picture his mum Monica and granny Katie Holmes in the centre. Also included Louise Gorman, Ciaran Harvey, Fiona Harvey, Siobhan Harvey, Seamus Gorman junior and a very young Sammy on the right.Then in 1988, 30 years ago, Gorman’s homemade Soap-Box was victorious that year when they lifted the title of winner for that race through the streets in that far off summer back in 1988. That year the team included, Soap Box champions 1988, Seamus Gorman with sons Mark, Seamus, Sammy driving, Patrick, John Paul, and Stephen along with neighbour Charlie O’Donnell.An even younger Sammy Gorman only 10 years old was the driver that steered the rather robust wooden racing frame on a motorcar back axle and tyres to victory that year.The Gorman Racing Team including driver Sam, Manager Sammy, his brother Seamie and and their team of sons and daughters. Photo Brian McDaid.31 years on and bragging rights in the Gorman camp were at stake as the title was up for grabs as the international Folk Festival returned to Letterkenny on its 50th anniversary.Mini Monaco Street RaceOn Sunday afternoon the Port Road in Letterkenny turned into a mini Monaco F1 track complete with starting ramp, hay bales, crowd barriers, chicanes and jumps.Crowds gathered from early morning for the qualifying and tyre testing as timing systems were set in place.(NWNewspix)Donegal’s version of Prince Rainier of Monaco, Seamus McGettigan did his presidential duties to flag off the cream of soap-box racing at the starting line at the Golden Grill.Our own Murray Walker had a distinctive Arranmore Island tone to his commentary as DJ Tubbsey, Thomas Costello filled the street with race commentary.The RaceRacing proper got underway at 2pm as timing beams were lit up, clocks were zeroed, and the race was on.Barriers on the Port Rd. from the old Golden Grill to Boyce’s Corner were filled as spectators got the best vantage point to watch all the unique shapes and forms that made up the soap-box field for the 50th anniversary grand Prix.Rhys Mc Elhinney gives a thumbs up at the finish of his run in the Soap-box Derby at the weekend. Photo Brian McDaid.Chief timekeeper for the event and updates supremo, Shannon Side Sister Sara’s Damien Mc Gettigan was down to hundreds of a second as young competitors like Rhys Mc Elhinney, Oisin Mc Crabbe and young Crossan from the Pulse to name but a few posted times upon the board.Launch control Oisin Mc Crabbe had launch control issues in his wide track “Type R” after he launched over the ramp and his racing projectile landed hard only to take to the air again and only for a great bit of opposite lock from this young Manorcunnigham man brought his Soap Box under control againGreat work by Oisin Mc Crabbe to recover from this moment on the Soap-Box Derby on Sunday. Photo Brian McDaid.Gorman’s glory The High centre of gravity of “SG2” Soap Box of 12-year-old Sam Gorman complete with two different colour suspended bicycle forks soaked up all the 2019 track could throw at it.A very clean driving style of young Gorman was the secret for young Sam to take the baton of champions from his father Sammy who first won on the streets of Letterkenny three decades before.Sam Gorman takes to the air on his way to winning the 2019 Soap-Box Derby on Sunday at the 50th International Folk Festival. Photo Brian McDaid.Seamus GormanThe late Seamus Gorman was a supporter of the Soap Box Derby for years building and designing a Soap Box with Sammy and his brother Mark.Mark also competed in the Soap Box Derby in the early eighties and had stiff competition with the black family Billy and Jason. Seamus also supported the Donegal Rally while working with Donegal Oil in the 80’s and provided sponsorship to local rally crews from his company Errigal oil in the 90’s.Mark Gorman getting his runner up prize in 1983 for the International Folk Festival Soap-box Derby. pictured was taken in Dillions Car Park just off the Main Street. Included in the picture his mum Monica and granny Katie Holmes in the centre.Also included Louise Gorman, Ciaran Harvey, Fiona Harvey, Siobhan Harvey, Seamus Gorman junior and a very young Sammy on the right.Sadly Seamus passed away in 2001 but would have been so proud to see his grandson Sam uphold the Gorman racing tradition with his fine win. Roll on 2020.As we go to press there are unconfirmed reports that Mercedes F1 Team Principal Totto Wolff has been on the phone to the Gorman household in Co. Donegal this week to see if he could sign the young driving ace Sam Gorman to partner Louis Hamilton in the coming years after his great win in Letterkenny at the weekend.Unconfirmed reports this week is that Mercedes FI principal Totto Wolff is trying to secure a racing contract for the young driving ace Sam Gorman following his win in the Soap-Box Derby in Letterkenny.Sam’s proud mother Julie, who took the call is believed to have said: “We’ll see”.Watch this space…Happy Motoring Folk.DD Motoring: Sam’s the man at the Letterkenny Soap Box Derby was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare 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)last_img read more

Geocaching: Treasure Hunting Your Way to Happiness

first_img SharePrint RelatedInside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 20): Love Big Trackable promotionFebruary 13, 2019In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 19): Annie LoveJanuary 30, 2019In “Community”Back to School with GeocachingSeptember 16, 2019In “Community” A photo from geocacher Troy Tomita (t-prime), geocaching with his son in Hawaii Take a moment to think back into the Kodachrome snapshot memories of your childhood.   There’s something there. It’s clutched in your hand in the split-second flashes of family and friends and bursting sounds of laughter.  It’s the one item that helped define your childhood.  For me, it’s a brightly illustrated children’s book.  My mother read the book to me as a toddler. Not long after, I’d read the book to her over and over and over.  The yellowed price tag on the book must have read less than a dollar.A wonder of the world is that there’s often little relationship between what something costs and its value.The book was priceless to me, not because of its retail value, but because of the experiences that the book nurtured and bonds it cemented reading after reading after reading.  In your childhood memories, most likely, there’s a snapshot of a similar item. Whether it was a worn doll or a battered soccer ball or a small half-broken toy, it brought more happiness than the price could ever suggest.Odds are, if you’re a geocacher, your fingers curl around an equally powerful item now.The New York Times just published an article about the relationship between happiness and spending.  The lessons we’ve pulled from the economic ruin of the recession taught us that more money doesn’t necessarily mean more happiness.  According  to the article, one major finding of recent research is that spending money on experiences, rather than objects, provides longer lasting happiness than just buying stuff like a couch.Picture taken by geocacher, Kevin Smith (follieus), with his kids in ScotlandExperiences may, in fact, triple your happiness.  You anticipate an experience, live it and then remember it.  The value grows over time as you reminisce.  A couch’s value only declines.Geocaching offers a life time of experience growing closer with friends and family and requires only a GPS device and a willingness to explore. There are countless stories among the four to five million geocachers around the world about the value that geocaching adds to their lives.Geocacher Martin Pedersen has lost nearly 30 pounds and now hikes with his three kids more often.  Bruce Alexander began geocaching three years ago, when he was 85. He now geocaches with his son and granddaughter.  Thousands of geocachers visited Seattle one weekend in July to attend GeoWoodstock VIII and Groundspeak’s Lost & Found Celebration, where they shared their own stories about finding a little more happiness by following a GPS device to a geocache.Thinking back to your childhood provides clarity about value. Now, think about the future. Do you choose to “have” or to “do.”  Few of us get to choose both.  Holding that GPS receiver in your hand might just mean holding years of memories that you haven’t made yet.  If you choose to “do” you could end up finding more than geocaches, but more happiness, at the end of your treasure hunt.What are your favorite memories from geocaching?Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

James Harden has 2nd straight triple-double, Rockets top Grizzlies

first_img“It’s a little awkward, you know. I’m a human,” Brooks said. “I’ve got feelings. I’m not just numb to the situation.“I don’t know how it happened. I guess (the general managers) were in a group text or something.”UP NEXTRockets: Host Utah on Monday.Grizzlies: Open a four-game road trip on Monday at Golden State.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — James Harden may be getting on a roll, notching his second straight triple-double to help the Houston Rockets grab their third consecutive win.Harden had 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Rockets weathered a fourth-quarter burst to beat the Grizzlies 105-97 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue A trio of 3-pointers by Gerald Green reversed the momentum gained when Memphis scored 11 straight points to open the third period. Green collected 12 points in the third, helping Houston maintain a 79-65 lead in the fourth.“Gerald Green came in and gave us a boost,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “It was something that he was missing in the first half, like he was out of wind.”TIP-INSRockets: G Eric Gordon, who was listed as questionable because of left knee soreness, scored four points. . Capela reached at least 20 points for the ninth time this season. … Harden has 38 triple-doubles for his career. It was his first against the Grizzlies. … Paul finished with 10 points and 10 assists.Grizzlies: F Kyle Anderson did not play due to a left ankle sprain suffered in the fourth quarter of Friday’s loss to Miami. Anderson’s absence ended a streak of 25 straight games where Memphis used the same starting lineup: Anderson, Gasol, Conley, Garrett Temple and rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. Shelvin Mack started in Anderson’s place.FIRST IMPRESSIONSCarter’s debut drew nice reviews from Harden, particularly regarding the rookie’s defense. “He’s very active. . He plays his butt off,” Harden said. “He is everywhere on the floor. He did an unbelievable job of pressing me and Chris up the floor, creating some defense to offense.”NON-TRADE TALKFriday night’s three-team trade that never happened still was buzzing before the game. The Grizzlies’ MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden were believed to be headed to Phoenix after the trade talks surfaced Friday night.Instead, confusion over whether the Grizzlies were including MarShon or Dillon Brooks killed the Memphis part of the deal, leading to a lot of talk on Saturday. Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he apologized to the players. MarShon Brooks still expressed his confusion over the circumstances. His mother learned of the trade near the end of Friday’s night’s game with Miami, even trying to tell him of the report from her seat in the stands. LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Canelo Alvarez stops Rocky Fielding in 3rd round for 3rd division title TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ The Rockets made 13 3-pointers, near their average, compared to only five for the Grizzlies.“We’ve got to do a better job of getting there,” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said of his team’s 3-point defense. “We’ve got schemes in place to protect us from those, and we were just late in our rotations.”The Rockets appeared to be coasting in the fourth, holding a 15-point lead with about 7 minutes remaining, but Memphis clicked off a 14-5 run to cut it to 97-91. But the Grizzlies got no closer.The run was fueled by rookie Jevon Carter making his first appearance of the season. He finished with 11 points with a couple of steals and a blocked shot. His defense sparked the Grizzlies’ rally that at least made the ending interesting.“It was just good to be out there,” Carter said of his debut, when he guarded Harden and Chris Paul. “It was fun. I’m a competitor. I want to play against the best and at this level, that’s just what it’s going to be night-in and night-out.”ADVERTISEMENT Harden, who had 50 points in a triple-double in the Rockets’ victory over the Lakers on Thursday, recorded his 10th assist on a pass to Clint Capela with 21.3 seconds left as the Grizzlies tried to trap defensively in hopes of whittling the Houston lead in the final minute.Asked if he would have gotten the assist without the Memphis defensive pressure, Harden replied with a sly grin through his thick, black beard : “That’s a good question. You never know, right?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefCapela’s basket gave him 26 points to go with 10 rebounds. Gerald Green scored 17 points.Mike Conley led Memphis with 22 points, while Marc Gasol added 17 points and nine rebounds. JaMychal Green had 13 points. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more

Kick trailer starring Salman Khan gets 4.3 million hits in 2 days

first_imgYou can love him, you can hate him but you can’t ignore him! Yes, we are talking about our own Salman Khan. He is back with the bang!The trailer of his upcoming film Kick is a hit on YouTube. The trailer, which was launched on June 15, has got 4.3 million views in 2 days of its release.Salman Khan in Kick posterKick is one of the most anticipated film of the year and the trailer has been appreciated by both his fans and film fraternity. Salman Khan took to Twitter to thank everyone.Thank u , appreciate it . Glad u guys liked it . Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 16, 2014Sporting a goatee and a superhero mask, Salman reminds us of Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish avatar. He is seen doing some high end action sequences. The trailer keeps up to the hype.The film also stars Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Jacqueline Fernandez. Kick also marks directorial debut of producer Sajid Nadiadwala.Intense dialogues, heavy duty action, Salman Khan is is coming this Eid to take his ‘Eidi’ with Kick.Here’s what Bollywood has to say about the trailer:T 1517 – Did you see the trailer of ‘KICK’..baaadooom !! Compares with anything that the other ‘wood’ brings out from their high end films ! Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 16, 2014 #KICK looks outstanding!!!!!!! Huge blockbuster enroute!!!! Congratulations Sajid!!! @BeingSalmanKhan !!!! Karan Johar (@karanjohar) June 15, 2014Super Duper Blockbuster KICK – so happy for my friend Sajid Nadiadwala – a @BeingSalmanKhan show all the way – RD:HUMSHAKALS (@Riteishd) June 15, 2014My bhai is the coolest of all @BeingSalmanKhan @WardaNadiadwala congrats to u n Sajid bhai 4 #Kick best trailer:))) Wajid Khan (@wajidkhan7) June 16, 2014last_img read more

Shoulder joint dislocation

first_imgA shoulder dislocation usually occurs as a result of force to a joint. The bone is pushed out of the socket, which may cause damage to the surrounding ligaments, tendons, and nerves.Review Date:8/14/2011Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img

No hooray in Bolts last hurrah! winner Gatlin booed

first_img(Eds: Adding more inputs, Bolt and Gatlin quotes) By Philem Dipak Singh London, Aug 6 (PTI) The immortalised Usain Bolt left the scene a mortal after all. When the world was about to exhaust its stock of superlatives of all manner to adorn the Jamaican sprint king, athletics greatest pantomime villain, Justin Gatlin, came to its rescue by gatecrashing Bolts farewell competitive dash in 100m. At the end of one of the most anticipated World Championships 100m final, the scoreboard at the Olympic Stadium flashed that Gatlin had taken gold in 9.92sec ? 0.02 clear of American Christian Coleman, who took silver, and Bolt who claimed bronze a further 0.01sec behind. Albeit a bit late, it was a sort of proof that Bolt, who have produced superhuman feats that the world had come to take for granted, is, human after all, having once prompting scientists to claim, after studies, that he ran faster than a speeding bullet train. At the end of it, Gatlin won, was booed; Bolt did not lose: chants of Usain Bolt Usain Bolt reverberated across the stadium as he quit a sport in peril for long. Running in his last individual competitive race, the 30- year-old Bolt could not recover from a poor start as he crossed the finishing line in 9.95 seconds, to the stunning silence of a full capacity stadium on the second day of the competitions. Bolt, who is expected to be part of the Jamaican defence of the 4x100m relay title on August 12, was the second worse off the blocks in the eight-man field at 0.183 seconds while Coleman had the best at 0.123 seconds and Gatlin second best at 0.123 seconds. The towering Bolt was unusually too far behind Gatlin and Coleman. He never had a great start throughout his illustrious career, but athletics fans around the world got used to watching him close in on the more explosive starters before pulling away from them race after race for nearly a decade. But this time, in his farewell race, the moment of blinding light was missing. It was not a perfect ending for Bolt, the greatest sprinter of all time, at a venue where he had won three gold medals in the 2012 Olympics as Gatlin tore apart his farewell script. The 35-year-old American, who was banned twice early in his career for doping offences, is not among the fans favourites. Bolt had never previously lost a World Championships 100m final he had started, with the only blemish being his false start in Daegu in 2011. As he got beaten, the facial expression told everything and he was seen gesturing to the crowd that he could not win this time. Once the timings flashed at the giant scoreboard, he regained his composure and clapped towards the crowd. He hugged Gatlin, Coleman, and then headed for a lap of honour to thank the crowd. “This place is wonderful and I appreciate this crowd so much. It is just one of those things. Thank you to London for all your love and appreciation,” Bolt said. “It (the atmosphere) was wonderful. I knew they would come out. Im just disappointed I couldnt do better for them but thats how it goes sometimes. The support has been outstanding throughout the years.” Talking about the poor start, Bolt said, “My start is killing me. Normally it gets better during the rounds but it didnt come together. And that is what killed me. I felt it was there. “It was rough. A little bit stressed. But I came out like at any other championships and I did my best. Thanks for the support. I could never expect this from any other crowd. They are what pushed me to do my best.” Despite struggling for fitness and form in his valedictory season, Bolt had still been favourite to secure his 20th global gold. He has already won eight Olympic and 11 World Championships gold. He has been grappling with a back problem this season and had run sub-10 second only once this year before London — in the Monaco leg of Diamond League Meeting series on July 21. Gatlin was booed all through the championships — in the heat, in the semifinal and again in the final, his doping past making him the villain of a troubled sport. But, after taking his revenge on Bolt in a spectacular fashion, he, for once, put a finger to his lips. Bolt took a lap of honour with crowd chanting Usain Bolt! Usain Bolt! while Gatlin lied down the track. The American seemed to be laughing and crying at the same time. After removing the running shoes, he draped himself with the American flag and quietly disappeared. Gatlin, Olympic 100m champion in 2004 and double world champion in 2005, had served two doping bans. After his second positive test, for testosterone in 2006, he avoided a life ban after cooperating with the authorities, accepting an eight- year suspension that was reduced to four on appeal. “Its just so surreal right now – I jumped in the crowd and went wild. Usain has accomplished so much in our sport and inspired others like Coleman to come out and compete in the championships. Usain said congratulations, you deserve it. And thats from the man himself. He knows how hard I work. Tonight was all about the W (win) and I managed to sneak it.” On the booing he has faced during the competition, Gatlin said, “Its not about the crowd. I tuned it out through the rounds and stayed the course. I kept my energy through the semis and came to the final to do what I do. “The people who love me, theyre cheering for me. Theyre at home cheering for me and my coaching manager is cheering for me, and thats what Ive been focusing on. I thought of all the things I would do if I won, and I didnt do any of that. “It was almost like 2004 all over again (for my Olympic title). I won by a little margin, and to be able to come across the line is amazing.” On Bolt, he said, “Were rivals on the track and weve had a rivalry on the track throughout the years but in the warm-up area we were joking and having a good time and he said to me congratulations, you work hard for this, and you dont deserve all these boos. “So I think for all that and inspiring throughout my career hes an amazing man.” PTI PDS AH AHadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more