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James’ 37 lead Cavaliers past Thunder

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives past Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — LeBron James scored 37 points, and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers got a much different result this time against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 120-112 victory on Tuesday night.It was Cleveland’s second straight win since adding George Hill, Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. in trades, and their fourth straight victory overall.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Thunder: Visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kane leads Spurs’ recovery in 2-2 draw at Juventus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Thunder trimmed their deficit to five in the final minute and could have come closer, but Alex Abrines missed a 3-pointer, and Nance got free for a dunk to seal the win for Cleveland.The Cavaliers led 62-57 at halftime. James had 16 points, four rebounds and five assists, and Smith had 15 points on five 3-pointers. Adams scored 15 points before the break for Oklahoma City.TIP-INSCavaliers: A double foul was called on Nance and Oklahoma City’s Raymond Felton after they got tangled up in the second quarter. … Cleveland shot 54 percent in the first half and 51 percent overall. … Committed just seven turnovers.Thunder: Westbrook was issued a technical foul in the first quarter. It was his 12th of the season. … Had just two turnovers in the first half. … Outrebounded the Cavaliers 51-41.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host the Washington Wizards on Feb. 22.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH J.R. Smith added 18 points for the Cavaliers, who lost to the Thunder 148-124 on Jan. 20 with a very different roster.Paul George scored 25 points and Carmelo Anthony 24 for the Thunder. Steven Adams added 22 points and 17 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook scored 21 points. Westbrook and Anthony had missed the past two games with sprained ankles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJames scored 14 points in the first five minutes of the third quarter, including two 3-pointers, to give Cleveland a 78-68 lead. He was 6 for 6 from the field during that stretch. The Thunder responded with an 8-0 run to get back into the game. Cleveland took a 91-87 edge into the fourth quarter.The Cavaliers took control in the fourth, and a layup by James after driving on George pushed the Cavaliers ahead 115-106 with 49 seconds to play. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Asian Games 2010: Sodhi wins gold in men’s double trap event, ends India’s gold drought

first_imgRonjan Sodhi ended Indian shooters’ gold drought at the ongoing Asian Games by grabbing the yellow metal in the men’s double trap individual event in Guangzhou on Sunday.Sodhi shot 186 (139+47) to win the gold after qualifying second.The silver went to United Arab Emirate’s Shaikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum (182), while the bronze was bagged by Qatar’s Hamad Ali Al Marri (181) who finished on the podium after winning a shoot-off.The other Indians in fray, Asher Noria (134) and Vikram Bhatnagar (130) could not make it to the finals after finishing 11th and 16th respectively in the qualification round.Sodhi, Noria and Bhatnagar had clinched a bronze in the team event earlier in the morning.The Indian trio combined for a score of 403 after shooting 139, 134, 130 respectively.The Indian shooters’ medal count at the ongoing Asian Games now stands at one gold, two silver and four bronze.Sodhi, in fact, has been in fine form this year winning two silver medals in the Delhi Commonwealth Games last month.Earlier this year, the Arjuna awardee shot a perfect 50 hits out of 50 clays to set a new world record score of 195 and clinch the gold in the Double Trap event of the ISSF World Cup held at Lonato, Italy.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Juventus can win Champions League, says coach Massimilano Allegri

first_imgJuventus coach Massimilano Allegri feels that the reigning Serie A champions have a very good chance of winning the UEFA Champions League title this season.Juventus overcame French football league leaders AS Monaco 2-1 in the second leg of their semi-final tie at their home ground here on Tuesday night to progress to the final with a 4-1 aggregate scoreline.”Hopefully this is the right year. I think Juventus have a very good chance of winning,” Allegri said after the match at the Juventus Stadium.Juventus are on a 20-year title drought at the continental level since becoming European champions in 1996 when they beat Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam on penalties in the final in Rome.They had reached the Champions League final in 2015 when they lost 1-2 to FC Barcelona.This time Allegri wants Juventus to step up to the challenge and deliver the goods.”We learned a lesson in Berlin. We need technique, a great defence and a little bit of luck against a team of great players,” Allegri said.Juventus will meet the winners of the other semi-final between city rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in the final.Real Madrid will go in the second leg clash at the Vicente Calderon Stadium as favourites after a 3-0 win in the first leg thanks to a hat-trick by star forward Cristiano Ronaldo.The final of the Champions League is scheduled to be played on June 3 in Cardiff.last_img read more

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Capital Hill: Astros, Nats Put World Series Eyes on Pitching

first_imgGerrit Cole, Max Scherzer and a slew of aces get the World Series started in Houston, then the scene shifts to Capitol Hill.But with Justin Verlander, Stephen Strasburg and all these electric arms, might as well call it capital hill.Because in this Year of the Home Run, the focus of the 2019 Fall Classic is on the mound.A throw-down for the ages, maybe.“I know a few guys in their rotation, and I’m personally excited that they’re in this position, and I’m just very excited to get in there,” Cole said late Saturday night.The matchup comes with a neat twist, too: The Astros and Washington Nationals share a spring training complex — they met in the exhibition opener in February, and Scherzer gave up a homer to the first batter of the game.Now, eight months later, they meet for real, beginning Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. The 107-win Astros trying to take their second crown in three years, the wild-card Nationals making their Series debut.Houston opened as a 2-1 favorite of the Las Vegas sports books.Cole is lined up for Game 1, with Verlander and Zack Greinke to follow.“We got some pretty big boys that can pitch,” Astros manager AJ Hinch recently said.So do the Nationals in their rotation with Scherzer, Strasburg and Patrick Corbin. And even Aníbal Sánchez — all he did lately was take a playoff no-hit bid into the eighth inning.No slight to the big hitters here: José Altuve, the AL Championship Series MVP after his homer beat the Yankees in Game 6 on Saturday night, MVP candidates Alex Bregman and Anthony Rendon, postseason star George Springer and top shortstops Trea Turner and Carlos Correa.Not to overlook the young stars on this stage for the first time, rookies like Juan Soto and Yordan Álvarez.Yet in an era when teams search for new pitching strategies — witness the Astros’ parade of relievers in the Game 6 of the ALCS — the two clubs left figure to rely heavily on their rotations.Fine by Hinch.“Philosophically, whether it’s about the new-age opener or pulling guys third time through, most of the people that support that haven’t had Verlander or Cole on their team,” he said.The Astros, who began as the National League expansion Colt .45s in 1962, led the majors in setting a franchise record for wins. Their playoff path was more of a struggle, beating wild-card Tampa Bay in the deciding Game 5 of the AL Division Series and then stopping the 103-win Yankees on Altuve’s pennant-winning homer off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning.The Nationals, who started out as the Montreal Expos in 1969, took the reverse route.A season after letting slugger Bryce Harper leave as a free agent, the Nats were just 19-31 in May. The slow start prompted speculation manager Dave Martinez would be fired and management would sell off stars at the trade deadline.Instead, the Nationals bounced back. They earned a playoff spot, eliminated the favored Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Division Series and swept the surging St. Louis Cardinals behind NLCS MVP Howie Kendrick.For Washington, the city gets its first World Series since the Senators played in 1933. For the Nationals, the old October question: rest or rust?The Nationals will have a full week between games while the Astros, get only two days off. A fact on this: Boston had two more days of rest last year and beat the Dodgers. But before that, the past nine champions were the clubs had fewer rest.Martinez isn’t worried.“These guys have played unbelievably. I think they needed a break. Some guys really needed a break,” he said. “Heal their bodies a little bit.”The teams, incidentally, haven’t played in the regular season since 2017 — overall, Washington has 10 of the last 11 meetings dating to 2012.They do, however, see a lot of each other every spring. They faced off at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Feb. 23 in the exhibition opener, and Jake Marisnick led off the game with a home run against Scherzer.Washington went 5-1 against the Astros in Florida this year. They start next spring with two exhibitions in Florida.Before then, though, they’ll both make their pitch for baseball’s ultimate prize.___By BEN WALKER AP Baseball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Throttle Jockey: Rites (and rides) of Spring

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More I talked last week about getting your bike and your body ready for the riding season. In places that aren’t sunny and warm year ’round, it takes a bit to get your bike back in gear and your riding mojo back in sync. I hope it’s going well.One way to find an excuse to get your gear on and check the tires is the “spring opener,” a ride organized by you, your buddies or a local club. Here in Portland, we’re fortunate to have two major spring opener rides each year, both put on by local organizations.This past weekend, Portland’s Flying 15 Motorcycle Club, which has been active in the city since 1934, held their 19th annual Spring Opener ride, and despite some typically uncooperative Oregon weather, hundreds of riders on all manner of bikes turned out. The next one, sponsored by the SFRC, is May 24th. Do join us, all are welcome.The events take place rain (typically) or shine (rarely), and usually include a poker run and other shenanigans. The Flying 15 is motorcycle club and SFRC is a riding club (there is a difference), they are not “biker gangs;” most members ride all manner and brands of bikes so it’s always a great mix of new, old and unusual machinery. These rides are always open to all motorcyclists on all kinds of bikes. However, participating in the poker runs and so forth usually involves a small fee ($10 or so).This past Sunday, everyone met at Kelly’s Olympian, a very cool motorcycle-themed Portland bar that’s been around about as long (likely longer) as the Flying 15 club. After a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, bacon, and some bacon, I rolled around the crowd, camera in hand, taking in the various machines in attendance. At 10 a.m., engines roared to life and riders headed out on a day-long journey capped off with music, food and refreshments at the end of the ride. Good times.If you’d like to hold a “spring opener” ride (or any group ride), it’s pretty simple. Pre-ride a route and make it worthwhile by picking some scenic roads – get out of town if at all possible. Make some simple maps, then spread the word, perhaps with a post on the motorcycle boards on Craigslist in your city. People will turn out, but good weather helps.It’s a great way to start the riding season. Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 7 Mountain Bike Destinations to Put On Your Bucket List Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market last_img read more

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Climber injured after anchor gave way is rescued after night on mountain

first_imgCANMORE, Alta. – A climber who was injured in a tumble down an Alberta mountain has been rescued after spending the night on a rocky ledge.Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section says in a post on Facebook the climber was among a group that had summited Little Sister mountain near Canmore late on Saturday.The post notes that during their descent, the climbers used a rock horn as an anchor, and had inspected some pre-existing slings around it.The first climber rappelled down to another anchor, but as the second climber was coming down, the rock horn collapsed and she began to fall down the slope and came to rest part of the way down.She suffered torso and head injuries but remained mobile, and the climbers were able to descend to a large ledge where they remained until the morning.A helicopter rescued them Sunday.last_img read more

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Dow Chemical agrees to add 4 new board members after pressure from

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Nov 21, 2014 7:58 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to add four new members to its board of directors after pressure from hedge fund activist Daniel Loeb’s Third Point.Shares of the specialty chemicals maker rose almost 3 per cent in morning trading Friday.Three of the new additions will join the board in January. They are former IBM chief financial officer Mark Loughridge, former Foster Wheeler CEO Raymond Milchovich and former Hawker Beechcraft CEO Robert Miller. U.S. Bancorp CEO Richard Davis will join in May.Midland, Michigan-based Dow has also agreed to include the group in its nominees for election at the 2015 annual meeting.In January, Third Point disclosed that it bought a stake in Dow, calling it its biggest investment. Third Point currently has a 1.9 per cent stake in the company.As recently as last week, Third Point published a website and video pushing Dow to shake up its board and increase shareholder value. In February, Dow rejected a push by Third Point to spin-off its petrochemicals division.As part of the agreement announced Friday, Third Point has agreed it would not publicly criticize Dow or push for any changes in the board for a year.Dow Chemical shares rose $1.49, or 2.9 per cent, to $52.97 in morning trading Friday. Its shares are up more than a third since a year ago. Dow Chemical agrees to add 4 new board members after pressure from activist-led hedge fund read more

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Microsoft Security Essentials 20 released

first_imgSeptember 2009 was the month Microsoft released its completely free security solution for Windows users. It was called Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and won favor almost instantly with users through a combination of not costing anything to use, and actually doing a decent job of protecting your machine. It also helped that it works quietly in the background with no noticeable impact on system performance.Late last week Microsoft rolled out version 2.0 of MSE, and with it brought a number of improvements to give you even more peace of mind.AdChoices广告The first change is integration with the Windows Firewall. The only noticeable difference is that you can now update firewall settings from within MSE. Then there’s the updated heuristic scanning engine which no longer focuses just on anti-malware definitions. This should make it more capable at detecting new threats.Finally, there’s a network inspector which uses the Windows Filtering Platform to check as you browse giving an additional layer of security. This is also beneficial as it checks everything even if the firewall has been set to ignore something. However, one point that needs to be made about this feature is that it won’t work for Windows XP users, but the other updated features will.If you already use MSE, then don’t worry about upgrading as it will happen automatically. You’ll know when it does happen as it will probably trigger a system restart. If you don’t yet use it and want to try it, then visit the Microsoft Security Essentials website.Read more at Ars technicaMatthew’s OpinionI have been using MSE since it was released in 09, and I haven’t looked back. I first used it on a secondary machine, but when my paid-for license for Avira Antivir ran out on my main machine I switched. It does a very good job of keeping your machine secure, and uses very few resources.I should mention that I do combine it with a spyware package (SuperAntiSpyware) for complete peace of mind, but that may change depending on how much MSE 2.0 has improved.MSE has the advantage of always being free and no upgrade being available to a paid license. This is a feature of most other free security solutions which ultimately means regular reminders that upgrading would be a good idea. Why put up with that when MSE does a great job without them?last_img read more

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Windows Phone 7 update delayed until end of March

first_imgIt was hoped that the latest Windows Phone 7 update was going to appear this week (March 8 to be precise), and bring to the table the first of its major fixes in the shape of copy/paste support. But like many people I waited in anticipation for the message to appear on my phone stating it was ready, only to be disappointed that the update never arrived.Now it seems that update is not likely to appear until the end of this month. According to Winrumours, Microsoft broke silence over the delay yesterday and issued a statement mentioning that due to the different number of manufacturers supporting the latest operating system they needed more time to get things right.AdChoices广告Microsoft’s Eric Hautala, General Manager of Customer Experience Engineering, said that though many of the changes that are pumped into the new firmware are done in-house, they still get several proprietary firmwares from companies like HTC who have sent fixes of their own that they want to include. This combined process makes up the final firmware release which will eventually make it to the phone, but Microsoft first have to dispatch the cocktail of changes to the carriers around the world who will then conduct their own quality controlled tests before sending the firmware back – this of course takes time.Hautala continues by saying that they work closely with their carrier partners and try to encourage them to test the software as quickly as possible, but it’s difficult to hurry them as it’s still their network and some require more time than others. After all this extensive testing, Microsoft will then be able to send out the update to phones, which incidently now uses the same process that you find on Windows PCs.The update should be worth waiting for though, as it brings to the table multiple planned fixes and enhancements. The first is the aforementioned copy and paste, but this will be followed by multitasking, Twitter integration, and Internet Explorer 9 mobile.Read more at Winrumours Brett’s OpinionThough I am disappointed with the delay, it’s only going to be a few weeks before the release, and I would rather wait for a fully working update than to have it rushed out to handsets (look what happened to the Samsung devices). Granted, some devices would work, but the majority would fall over and this could cause even more delays for future updates. Microsoft would then spend all their time trying to re-patch their current mistakes.last_img read more

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Car bursts into flames after crash in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are investigating a fiery overnight car crash in Miami.According to authorities, the driver of a Camaro collided with another driver near Northwest 71st Street and 14th Avenue, Wednesday morning.The Camaro burst into flames after the crash. The driver was injured and had to be rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.The driver of the other vehicle is said to be OK.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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All 12 Federal Appropriations Committees Adopt Nortons Minority Ad Spending Measure

first_imgBy Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire CorrespondentBeginning later this year when federal agencies submit proposed budgets to one or more of the 12 Appropriations Committees, those requests now must include a line item detailing what they are spending with minority-owned businesses, which include black-, women- and other minority-owned media outlets.D.C. Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton told NNPA Newswire on July 26, that each of the 12 federal Appropriations Committees have adopted language from her Government Advertising Equity Accountability Act [HR 2576], which mandates all agencies include in their annual budget request to Congress the amount of money they spend to advertise in minority-owned media outlets.During budget hearings on Capitol Hill, Norton spearheaded a bipartisan effort for the 12 Appropriations Committees to place the language in their spending bills.She said today’s developments mean that her measure doesn’t require further action. “This is exactly what we wanted. This is it, we got it,” Norton said.“We got all 12 of the Appropriations Committees to include the language and, in October, when the bills take effect, it will be the law and these agencies will have to comply,” she said.Norton asked for an update on a 2007 GAO report that found, of the $4.3 billion available for advertising contracts, five agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of the Interior, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, spent only five percent with minority-owned businesses.A subsequent 2018 report revealed that, of the approximately $5 billion government agencies spent on advertising contracts, just $50 million went to minority-owned businesses and even considerably less to minority-owned newspaper and media companies owned by African Americans.“This is important not just for the publications but because those publications reach minorities and women in a way that mainstream publications may not,” Norton said.“We did this because the federal government is the largest advertiser in the United States and this gives it a special obligation to make sure that it is using advertising dollars fairly and to reach all people in the United States,” said Norton, who has served in the U.S. House since 1991.At the request of officials from the National Newspaper Publishers Association (Black Press of America) and the National Association of Hispanic Publications, Norton ordered a Government Accountability Office (GAO) examination on the spending on advertising contracts with minority-owned businesses.Norton began a fight to change that.She gathered support from other members of Congress and then, in May 2019, she crafted H.R. 2576 and continued to work behind the scenes to find more immediate solutions.During budget hearings on Capitol Hill, Norton spearheaded a bipartisan effort for the 12 Appropriations Committees to place the language in their spending bills.President Trump also urged Republicans to pass the budget bills – though, he had not specifically addressed Norton’s measure.By Thursday, 11 of the 12 committees had agreed to include the language with the Department of the Interior being the lone holdout. However, that changed on July 26, when she secured the commitment of the Department of the Interior.Despite her diligent work, Norton credited minority-owned media with the success of the legislation.“I didn’t just come up with this out of the blue, I credit Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. [president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association], the Black Press of America, and the National Association of Hispanic Publications because they came to see me about this a couple of years ago,” Norton said.“They came to Congress to seek redress and I met with them, and then, having heard about what looked like a discrepancy, I needed to see if I could document that. So, I asked for the GAO report,” she said.Although the legislation does not mandate federal agencies to spend specific dollar amounts with minority-owned media companies, Norton said she believes publishers and owners of those publications ultimately will be pleased.“Of course, I think they will start advertising because this is a big encouragement to do so,” Norton said. “These are federal agencies under the jurisdiction of the appropriations committees, and they have to come before these committees each year to get their money. When they report back on how many dollars they spent with minority-owned and women-owned publications, they will understand that they will have to do just that and whatever they’ve done before they’ll have to strive to do even better,” Norton said.“Once again the Black Press of America salutes the effective leadership of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton,” said Chavis. “Her diligence and commitment to diversity, inclusion and economic equity with respect to the Black Press and other minority-owned media across the United States is noteworthy and much appreciated.”last_img read more

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VuNow Sends Free Internet Video Directly to Your TV

first_img VuNow provides the viewer with an online viewing experience by bringing the videos directly to your TV instead of the PC. Now you can enjoy movies, TV shows, sports, live events, special interests, travel and user-generated content, from content owners, and video portals around the world!This is what VuNow has to offer:- A Standard Definition and a High Definition model- Small foot print and easy to install- Support for wired or wireless connectivity- A user friendly Navigation and intuitive User Interface- Watch YouTube videos by categories- Search for videos with the powerful built-in Video Search Engine- Download videos using BitTorrent protocol- Watch videos directly from popular websites by categories- Watch Live TV Channels from around the world- Access to Personal Media such as video, music, and photos from the home network stored on a PC, Networked Attached Storage device, or even on a connected USB storage device- No subscription fees- Coming soon: Watch a large selection of movies and download them from CinemaNow!VuNow Pod is available now and comes in a high-definition version priced at $150, and a standard definition at $100.© 2008 Verismo’s VuNow is an affordable solution for video lovers that sends free internet video content directly to your Television set. VuNow only takes a minute to connect, just plug in the AC power, connect your A/V or HDMI cable, and connect your home network via Ethernet or an optional wireless adapter. How DVR is changing the world of TV advertising Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: VuNow Sends Free Internet Video Directly to Your TV (2008, December 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from VuNow by Verismo Networkslast_img read more

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REMAX Home Sales Prices Rise in October as Inventory Creates Concern

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Prices Home Sales Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing RE/MAX Service Providers 2012-11-20 Esther Cho RE/MAX: Home Sales, Prices Rise in October as Inventory Creates Concern November 20, 2012 440 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img In October, home prices and sales increased compared to 2011 levels, while inventory remained a concern, “”RE/MAX””: revealed in a recent report.[IMAGE]The company’s housing data is based on a survey of multiple listing service data in 52 metropolitan areas. The median sales price in October 2012 stood at $158,900, a 3.7 percent decrease from September but a 2.1 percent increase from October 2011. The year-over-year increase is the ninth straight month of annual gains. Out of the 52 metro areas surveyed, RE/MAX reported 48 experienced yearly price gains and 18 posted double-digit increases. [COLUMN_BREAK]Phoenix saw a 33.9 percent price increase from last year, while San Francisco trailed behind closely with 31.2 percent increase. Home sales managed to post increases both yearly and monthly in October, which RE/MAX says is “”an impressive performance since seasonal patterns typically see a slight drop from September to October.”” Month-over-month, sales moved higher by 5.4 percent and were also up by 17.8 percent from October 2011. Out of the 52 metros, 48 experienced yearly increases in sales, with Providence seeing a 48 percent increase, followed by Chicago (+44 percent); Albuquerque (+39.3 percent); Burlington, Virginia; (+37 percent); and Wichita, Kansas (+32.2 percent). Inventory in October declined monthly and yearly. Compared to September, inventory was down by 6.3percent, marking the 28th consecutive month of monthly declines. Since October 2011, inventory has fallen 28.9 percent. The months of remaining inventory was 5.2 in October, down from 7.7 last year. With inventory down, the average number of days homes remained low at 82, down from 95 days last year and the lowest average since June 2010. Metro areas with a significantly low supply of inventory include San Francisco (1.1), Los Angeles (1.5), Orlando (2.4), and Denver (2.4), and Washington, D.C. (2.5). Sharelast_img read more

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200 left in second quarter Jay Cutler doubles hi

first_img2:00 left in second quarterJay Cutler doubles his completion total with a 7-yard pass to Marshall, and the Bears have a 2nd and 3 at the moment. Game overOnside kick fails and the Bears take over, kneel down time and this one’s over.28-13 is your final, the Cards end their home schedule with a loss. Pretty terrible effort offensively, but that’s the norm for this team. Down to the locker room I go. 3:54 left in fourth quarterHoyer is picked off trying to force the ball to Fitzgerald and the return gets the Bears to the Arizona 10. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 6:23 left in first quarterCardinals catch a break when a pass interference negates a Lindley pick, but the drive ends with a sack and a punt ensues.Bears will start off on their own 16, and this pro-Bears crowd seems to be finding some energy. 12:39 left in third quarterA holding penalty pushes the Cardinals back and a pass right to Charles Tillman goes for a score. Tillman, of course, is on the Bears, and the pick-six (Lindley’s third of the season) gives the Bears a 28-6 lead. :25 left in third quarterDefense forces a three-and-out and the punt leaves Arizona with the ball at the 50. 9:54 left in fourth quarterThe Bears decide to answer Arizona’s punt with one of their own, and the Cardinals have the ball at the 30. Fans are slowly trickling out of the building. Well, not the Bears fans anyway. They’re sticking around. 6:57 left in fourth quarterCardinals elect to punt on 4th and 7 inside the 50, a curious decision given where this team is both on the season and in this game. White flag, anyone?Anyway, return is to the 18 where the Bears will take over before likely punting a few plays from now. 10:26 left in third quarterHoyer completes a pass to Roberts, which gets the fans to cheer. Then he throws a couple incompletions, which gets the fans to go “meh”. Punt pins the Bears at their own 9. 2:18 left in second quarterCardinals pick up a first down but go no further, and a third down attempt to Rob Housler is ruled incomplete. Looked like he caught the ball with one hand but was out of bounds in the end zone. Feely makes a 35-yard field goal (yes, he actually kicked it this time) and the Cards pull to within one score. 1:46 left in fourth quarterBears field goal attempt is blocked by Adrian Wilson and scooped up by Justin Bethel. Bethel races 82-yards for the score, and Arizona claws back into this one. Heh. 5:25 left in first quarterCardinals force a three-and-out with help of another Calais Campbell sack. Punt is a good one and Greg Toler, who was in there to block, instead gets pushed into and over Patrick Peterson who remained on the ground for a few minutes. 15:00 left in first quarterBears win the toss and elect to kick. Cardinals offense will take the field first, so that’s fun. 8:53 left in first quarterA prophet I am not, but on second down Wells loses his footing, gets crushed and coughs up the football. Bears recover for a touchdown and chants of “Let’s Go Bears” ring out. Play is under review (as all scoring plays are). The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo HalfitmeCardinals move the ball to midfield before Lindley’s hail mary attempt misses Alfonso Smith on a dump-off. Bears lead 21-6, and you have to wonder if Brian Hoyer will take over after the break. I think he should. Still HalftimeGoing over some of the stats and I see Ryan Lindley has attempted 28 passes. Makes sense. Cards will kickoff to begin the 3rd quarter. 8:18 left in second quarterDefense gets the stop (with some hissy fits thrown by Patrick Peterson) and the punt is fair caught at the 12. Lindley will “go to work” from there. 5:05 left in second quarterCards go three-and-out (surprise surprise) but catch a break when the punt bounces off a Bear. It’s picked up by Michael Adams who runs it in for a score, but you cannot advance a muffed punt so the Cards will take over at the Chicago 36. Last time they had this kind of field position they moved all of zero yards, let’s hope they do better this time around. Top Stories 10:10 left in first quarterBears driving with the help of some Cardinals penalties and solid Matt Forte runs. Big 3rd and 6 for the visitors. 4:33 left in fourth quarterI was right. The Bears punted and the Cardinals take over at their own 29. Fun stuff, this game. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 10:44 left in second quarterCardinals pick up a first on a pass to Larry Fitzgerald, but the drive stalls and Zastudil is brought on to punt it away. Devin Hester’s return takes forever and goes nowhere, and the Bears will start from their own two.This is where Forte takes a dive and fumbles, right? 12:39 left in third quarterAnd Brian Hoyer is in the game! The Cards bring the QB in as they start off on their own 20. 14-6 Da Bears lead.center_img 9:55 left in second quarterCardinals nearly get a pick but have to settle for a three-and-out. Short punt is returned to the Chicago 32. Safe to say Arizona needs to get points out of this drive. 13:12 left in second quarterBrandon Marshall makes an excellent catch and then Forte scores from four-yards out. Bears on top 14-3 and with the way Arizona’s offense struggles, that seems like a HUGE lead. 8:47 left in first quarterHyphen returns the kick 17 yards to the Arizona 17. Oops. Lindley and the offense back on the field. 12:54 left in third quarterBears get to midfield before an ill-fated screen pass falls incomplete. Punt is fair caught by Peterson at the 10, where Ryan Lindley (still) will go to work. Why not give Hoyer a look? :31 left in first quarterBears will start at their own 28 where Matt Forte breaks off a long run to the Arizona 36. End of third quarterA short pass to Roberts takes us to the end of the quarter, meaning there are just 15 minutes left in the Cardinals’ home slate. They trail 28-6 in this one. 9:44 left in first quarterCall is reversed, and it’s now fourth and six from the Arizona 46. Cardinals D comes up with the stop — barely. 28-13 Bears. End of first quarterBears lead 7-3 after one but are driving. So far Jay Cutler has yet to complete a pass. 4:59 left in third quarterBears get to midfield before being forced to punt. Cardinals defense hasn’t quit, gotta give them that. Ball bounces into the end zone and the offense will take over at the 20. 9:36 left in second quarterCardinals gain no yards on downs one through three and send Jay Feely out for the field goal attempt. 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expressed by everything from MOOCs (when they are well-designed and well-delivered) to a renewed interest in civic or public humanities to efforts to re-conjoin thinking and making (design education training through problem solving initiatives and the like) Jeffrey Schnapp is faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the founder of metaLAB (at) Harvard a digital arts and humanities research center dedicated to exploring and expanding the frontiers of networked culture in the arts and humanities Change starts on Capitol Hill Allison Deegan Reimagining todays university system necessitates three visionary moves by the federal government: First pressure public universities to return to a state funding scheme rather than making students bear the majority of the cost of attendance Universities lobby effectively for all sorts of programs and privileges They need to lobby vigorously and deliberately for their students and shift tuition and other costs back to the 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individual success This also requires a much bigger view of democracy itself now usually seen as simply elections It is worth recalling universities that embodied a democratic purpose James Angell president of the University of Michigan at the turn of the last century believed that UM needed to help shape the dynamics of Americas changing democracy with a "democratic atmosphere" full of debate discussion experimentation exchange of views and wide engagement with society William James at Harvard founder of experimental psychology urged the university to take scientific approaches to enacting democratic values and practices including cooperative inquiry free exchange of ideas and testing of ideas A democratic view of higher educations purpose was central to President Harry Trumans Commission on Higher Education in 1947 This view of educations purpose understands democracy as a way of life Septima Clark an architect of the civil rights movements grassroots citizenship schools said their aim was "to broaden the scope of democracy to include everyone and deepen the concept to include every relationship" Renewing the democratic purpose of higher education highlights the importance of colleges and universities as public spaces for diverse interests and views to find common ground in a sharply divided society There are many obstaclesIvory Tower cultures disciplinary silos bitter ideological divides But stories of such democracy-building work exist sometimes on a substantial scale and led by students even if those stories are now overshadowed by news about campus racism or sexual abuse Stories of democratic and empowering change are crucial for the whole society to hear Harry Boyte senior scholar in public work philosophy at Augsburg College is editor of the recent collection Democracys Education: Public Work Citizenship and the Future of Colleges and Universities (Vanderbilt 2015) Design race-conscious institutions Estela Mara Bensimon When the Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that race could be used as a factor in college admissions the justices supported their decision by arguing that universities are responsible for preparing leaders "with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry"; therefore it is "necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity" Yet the data on who goes to college and in particular which colleges they go to make clear that higher education is not behaving as an engine of social mobility The path to a college degree is bifurcated with whites disproportionately going to the most elite colleges and blacks and Latinos disproportionately going to the most underfunded least selective and least successful public colleges Why is it that the role of higher education in creating and perpetuating racial inequality has not aroused a commitment to an agenda of social justice action Why is it that liberal leaders in higher education government and philanthropy do not embrace racial equity as a goal as heartily as they embrace innovations in technology online education and the international expansion of campuses Surprisingly there seems to be more reluctance to talk about race and racism in 2015 than in 1965 Increased racial diversity in the student body particularly in the less selective and least well funded colleges along with the growth of diversity-related programs and positions creates the impression that race is no longer an issue But although universities are obsessed with numbersthe average SAT scores of incoming freshmen the money faculty members bring in through grantsmost institutions lack equity metrics to monitor their success with recruiting and retaining minoritized students To break the cycle of inequality in higher education college and university leaders have to be race-conscious and continuously submit their institutions practices to the questions: What racial and ethnic groups benefit from our policies Who is disadvantaged They should also take notice of the racial composition of their professional networks Unless leaders hold themselves accountable for racial equity within their institutions universities will continue to reproduce white racial privilege Estela Mara Bensimon is professor and co-director of the Center for Urban Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California Universities are already changing and adapting Julie Schell The popular mantra that American universities do not or are not adapting to our digital age perpetuates dangerous misconceptions about our institutions of higher and postsecondary education There have been enormous gains in adoption of learning technologies on American campuses that have facilitated unprecedented student access and have transformed the nature of teaching and learning For example online Learning Management Systems (LMS) provide a basic infrastructure to open up wider access to continuous learning experiences for diverse groups of studentsbefore during and after class LMSs serve as central online hubs that drive student-content student-student and student-faculty interactions Examples of popular LMSs include Canvas Blackboard and Moodle Sure LMSs have limitations and faculty members do not always leverage them to their full extent However with the near universal adoption of LMSs it is no longer the case that higher education only accommodates 18-22 year olds who are available for classes from 8 am to 3 pm and in-person study sessions in their dorm rooms The modern disparagement of American universities as stubbornly resistant to change in the digital age overgeneralizes complex issues with facilities and infrastructure sometimes on campuses over 300 years old These issues can make it difficult to engage students in more innovative experiences in brick-and-mortar classrooms But on every campus you can find clusters of bright spotsfaculty and administrators who are incorporating cutting-edge technologies pedagogies and research tools to catalyze widespread change in the 21st century Until we begin to pay serious attention to these bright spots we will stay stuck in a roundabout of critiques of American higher education that have been recycled nearly verbatim for centuries Julie Schell is a clinical assistant professor and director at The University of Texas at Austin She is a former fellow in the Mazur Group at Harvard University and a specialist in pedagogical innovation Visit her website at wwwjulieschellcom and follow her on Twitter @julieschell Build colleges that prepare students for the economy Lara Couturier A widening wealth gap and declining economic mobility are among the most damaging trends facing the US Over the last three decades the top 01 percents share of the nations wealth has tripledfrom 7 percent to 22 percent Between 2010 and 2013 the net worth of the typical African-American family declined by one-third As beneficiaries of significant taxpayer support colleges and 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it is a do or die, The tenet of democracy must come to play and all of us must ensure that we insist, Genevieve in 2008 which is presently being managed by fashion icon Zizi Cardow and is reportedly worth N20 million. she decided to dive into the fashion industry. the blood they shed is not not in vain for they have paid the supreme price in service to the nation.The circular further said that the catechism classes which were to begin from Sunday have been postponed till 10 June while family gatherings and meetings should also be avoided Unnecessary journeys public meetings and celebrations have to be avoided totally the circular stated Eighteen positive cases of Nipah virus have been reported in Kerala since its outbreak in May of which 16 have been fatal The natural host of the virus is believed to be fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family Pteropus genus From the human perspective few events in evolution were more momentous than the split among primates that led to apes (large tailless primates such as today’s gorillas chimpanzees and humans) and Old World monkeys (which today include baboons and macaques) DNA studies of living primates have estimated that the rift took place between 25 million and 30 million years ago but the earliest known fossils of both groups date no earlier than 20 million years ago Now a team working in Tanzania has found teeth and partial jaws from what it thinks are 25-million-year-old ancestors of both groups If the interpretations hold up the finds would reconcile the molecular and fossil evidence and possibly provide insights into what led to the split in the first place Researchers have long been frustrated by a paucity of fossils from this key period in evolution which sits at the borderline between two major geological epochs: the Miocene (about 23 million to 5 million years ago) and the Oligocene (about 34 million to 23 million years ago) The earliest known fossils of early apes and Old World monkeys date from the early Miocene and have been found in just a handful of sites in Kenya Uganda and North Africa Meanwhile molecular studies of existing primates consistently suggest that these two groups arose during the Oligocene leading scientists to wonder whether the molecular dates are wrong or if paleontologists have been looking in the wrong places For more than a decade researchers from the United States and Tanzania have been combing Tanzania’s Rukwa Rift Basin searching for fossils of all kinds During the 2011 and 2012 seasons a team led by Nancy Stevens a vertebrate paleontologist at Ohio University in Athens discovered fossils that it identified as belonging to two previously unknown species of primates: one an apparent ape ancestor the team has named Rukwapithecus fleaglei; the other a claimed Old World monkey ancestor dubbed Nsungwepithecus gunnelli (The species were named after two notable primatologists John Fleagle of Stony Brook University in New York and Gregg Gunnell who is now at Duke University in Durham North Carolina) Both specimens consisting of teeth and partial jaws were found in Rukwa Rift sediments dated by several techniques including the often used argon-argon method to 252 million years ago The team identified them as ape and Old World monkey ancestors from the features of their molars which paleontologists routinely use to tell primates apart For example Stevens says Nsungwepithecus "has a much more triangular outline" of its last lower molar than Rukwapithecus and there are "a number of other major differences in the shape and position of the cusps and crests that run along the chewing surface of the teeth" The two species also show other dental features that group them with later Old World monkeys and apes but are still different enough to be classified as separate—and more ancient—species The team which reports its discoveries online today in Nature points out that the split between early apes and Old World monkeys took place during a time of dramatic environmental climatic and tectonic changes in East Africa Indeed the Oligocene-Miocene boundary was marked by numerous tumultuous geological events including a collision between the land masses that make up Africa and Arabia on one side and Europe and other parts of Asia on the other However just why those changes led the two groups to split "is one of the mysteries we would like to solve" by further research Stevens says although she thinks that it could be related to changes in the kinds of food resources available to the primates Michael Steiper an anthropological geneticist at Hunter College in New York City who has conducted numerous molecular studies of primate evolution welcomes the new findings "At long last they reconcile the fossil and molecular records of early apes and monkeys" he says And Fleagle after whom one of the species was named calls the discoveries "a wonderful story of perseverance" over many years of research As for the team’s claims to have found the earliest known ape and Old World monkey ancestors he says that "their identifications are as good as they can be with the material in hand" The "real split" between the groups could have taken place even earlier he says But Terry Harrison an anthropologist at New York University in New York City cautions that the team’s claims could be wrong "Despite the seductiveness of the conclusions I’m skeptical about the interpretations" he says Harrison thinks that Rukwapithecus the claimed ape ancestor could represent a primate that actually predates the ape-monkey split and that the dental features used to identify it as an ape are "questionable"; 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