Sony Xperia M4 Aqua with 2GB RAM to launch in India on May 26

first_imgAiling smartphone company Sony will launch its mid-range Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone in India on May 26. This will mark the global launch of the M4 Aqua which was until now a Japan-exclusive handset. The information comes via Mumbai seller, Mahesh Telecom who has shared the same on his Twitter handle. Coming soon.This monsoon. #Sony #XperiaM4 Aqua with superior low light Photography,2GB RAM ,16 Gb inbuilt #WaterProof Manish Khatri (@MAHESHTELECOM) May 21, 2015Meanwhile, Sony is in the process of sending out media invites for a launch event to take place in New Delhi. The media invite leaves little to the imagination with its water-based theme and tagline that states “Give your phone a splash this summer” suggesting that the Xperia M4 Aqua will be the device to be launched.More importantly, rumors suggest that the company may launch a second handset at the same event. The event is said to mark the global launch of the Xperia Z4 flagship handset as well, but that’s just speculation for now.The Xperia M4 Aqua, as the name suggests is dust and water proof up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes and comes with IP68 certification.The device comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display with a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 SoC coupled with 2GB RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal memory expandable up to 32GB via micro-SD.The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box. It sports a 13MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash. There’s also a 5MP front-facing camera.advertisementThe 4G LTE capable handset is backed by a 2,400 mAh battery.last_img read more

Bangalore Test: Damp squib for AB de Villiers, lifeline for South Africa

first_imgThere was palpable excitement before the Bangalore Test. India had crushed South Africa in Mohali and home fans were expecting an encore in southern part of the country. Virat Kohli, who leads the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, is as popular here as he is in Delhi. And they were going to come out in full strength to support India’s young Test skipper.But there was something else to focus on. AB de Villiers, another RCB stalwart and possibly the best batsman in the world, was playing his 100th Test. His parents had flown in from South Africa and the BCCI felicitated AB on the opening day.This was going to be big.Ind vs SA, 2nd Test: Match abandoned after steady drizzle After being put in to bat, South Africa were reduced to 45/3 in front of loud local fans. In walked AB to a massive roar. He is theirs as much as South Africa’s. And even as the rest of the batting caved in around him, de Villiers started to script a master-class. He stepped down to the spinners, played with the spin and against, took the pacers on and was suddenly in sight of a hundred in his 100th Test.However, at the stroke of tea, the South African contingent, cheering every shot off AB’s bat, was silenced. A brilliant Wriddhiman Saha catch off Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling saw de Villiers walk back to the pavilion for 85 – all of 15 short. The spinners wiped off the tail and India’s openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan fired as the hosts reached 80/0 at stumps.advertisementAlso read: Ashwin lauds Jadeja, Rahane for good show on Day 1 This Test had all the makings of a cracker. Instead, it turned out to be a damp squib. Incessant rain now, steady drizzle then and a wet outfield ruled out any play on the second, third and fourth days. On the final day, the match was finally called off after the umpires inspected the ground for one last time. Did South Africa escape certain defeat? Were India lucky to stay away from the Proteas pacers in overcast conditions?Who knows what could have happened? But what’s almost certain is that South Africa have gained immensely from the four washed-out days. The Proteas have been in India for close to two months and have had an amazing run winning the T20 and ODI series. The Tests were expected to be far tougher and their batsmen were inept against spin in Mohali as well as Bangalore.A long overseas tour takes its toll on the best of teams. South Africa lost Morne Morkel and JP Duminy to injuries before the first Test while strike bowler Dale Steyn was ruled out for the second. Kyle Abbott had to run in and bowl barely hours after landing in India. Test teams prefer better luck.The third Test in Nagpur starts on November 25 – a week from now. There is ample time for their key players to regain fitness and for the South African team management to reassess their plans. Besides, Hashim Amla and Steyn have some very fond memories at the Vidharba Cricket Association Stadium. Back in 2010, Amla’s 253 and Steyn’s 10-wicket haul in the match helped South Africa decimate India by an innings and six runs.Amla looked rather relieved after the match was called off and not surprisingly, he was eager to move on to Nagpur. “We had a long lay-off and now the boys are keen to get on to the park. We are looking forward to the Nagpur Test,” he said.Virat Kohli, the India captain, was of course adamant that the momentum still rested with his team. He may well be right – the hosts still have the lead and there are no fitness issues in the squad. But the last four days and the next week would no doubt help rejuvenate the Proteas. A long break after a drubbing away from home always helps.The next two Tests will test the character of a young Team India. Kohli’s men would be frustrated to see their hopes of a 2-0 lead wash away after their stranglehold over South Africa in Bangalore. They will now have to start from scratch in Nagpur and regain the momentum against the fully-fit pair of Steyn and Morkel. Will young India be up to the task?last_img read more

Kamal Haasan EXCLUSIVE on jallikattu crackdown: Shocked to see videos of cops committing arson

first_imgA day after Tamil Nadu legalised jallikattu, actor Kamal Haasan, one of the main advocates of the bull-taming sport, called for “regulation” and not ban on traditional sports. The 62-year-old actor also said he is shocked over purported videos showing policemen committing arson.In multiple videos posted by many, including actor Arvind Swamy, on Twitter, cops could be seen attacking women and setting vehicles on fire.Haasan said he is “shocked” to see the videos of cops committing arson. “Hope some sort of explanation is given to us so that we can calm down,” he told reporters in Chennai.Haasan was one of the first voices to speak for jallikattu when he demanded the sport be allowed in Pongal this year at the India Today South Conclave, held on January 9-10 in Chennai.”Don’t ban anything. I say regulate,” he said. “I have been demanding this for over 20 years. We were the early agitators of this law because it showed double standards,” the superstar added.Also read: Jallikattu: Kamal Haasan takes on PETA activists, dares them to ban bull riding in ‘Trump’s USA’  On Monday, Haasan had criticized the police crackdown on jallikattu protests and asked the young to stay calm.”This is a mistake. Aggressive police action on students’ passive resistance will not bear good results,” Haasan posted on Twitter.”None can take away your rights. Please stay calm. The highest office in the country is watching and will talk in your favour soon. Maintain calm,” he added.The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday passed a law legalising jallikattu, hours after a police crackdown on young protesters at Chennai’s Marina Beach triggered widespread violence.advertisementThe law replaced the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 that was promulgated to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act on Saturday. The Ordinance had the sanction of President Pranab Mukherjee.Also read: Kamal Haasan at India Today Conclave: If you want to ban jallikattu, ban biryani too Watch the videolast_img read more

Land juicy projects (with budgets to match)

first_imgThis is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.Imagine this: you have a full pipeline of high-quality clients who have great projects and budgets to match. Your clients respect what you do, you love your work, and your business affords the lifestyle you wish to have.Does that feel like an inspiring and attainable goal? Or are you so stuck in a cycle of unfulfilling, low-budget projects, you don’t even have time to think about it?If it’s the latter, don’t feel bad, everyone’s been there at some point. But if you have the talent (and I know you do!), those projects and budgets are within your reach, and this post is all about taking the first step to making that dream a reality.How can I be so sure? Before I became a business coach for creative freelancers and entrepreneurs, I was a rep for high-level art directors, copywriters and fashion illustrators – all of them commanding a day rate of $1500 or more.I learned that high-quality clients will hire the most qualified person to solve their problem, and are willing to pay top-dollar for their services. It was my job was to position each creative professional on my roster as a specialist within their field, uniquely qualified to solve the problems their ideal clients had.One of the reasons I decided to transition my business from representing, to coaching creative professionals, was a belief that everyone should have access to the tools and strategies to position themselves as experts. I’ve spent the last 5 years creating a step-by-step system that will teach any creative professional how to achieve that goal and today I’m going to share the first, and most important step with you.Climb the ladder with a community of like-minded freelancers (it’s free!)Become a memberReady?Identify what makes you unique and how that is of value to your ideal clients.Whether you know it or not, we are all born with a unique gift or talent. No exceptions! Whether you’re a photographer, illustrator, graphic designer or video producer, your unique talent or specialty is how you create positive transformation in the lives of others. And when you identify your talent and share it with your ideal clients, you can’t help but achieve the fulfillment and success that you wish for.Whoa!But here’s the thing, most freelancers and creative entrepreneurs resist positioning themselves as a specialist because they worry they will lose perfectly good clients in doing so. As a result, they are seen as a generalist and continue to get the last minute, small budget gigs that keep their business and income small.If this sounds familiar, don’t feel bad. It’s not your fault and you are definitely not alone. Most of us didn’t embark on creative entrepreneurship or freelancing with an MBA under our belt and are kind of winging it. And that’s OK…for a while. But if you want to start landing those juicy projects (with budgets to match), you need to indentify what you are uniquely equipped to offer.Knowing what makes you unique will help you:Re-connect with what you love to doArticulate what you do confidently, clearly and effectivelyBuild your business around your specialty, including: the clients you serve, what services you offer, how you price them and how you engage with your audience.If you’re ready to leave the generalists in your dust and start playing a bigger game, these 6 questions will help you identify what makes you unique.What elements of your work do you enjoy the most?What do you love to do the most? (Note this isn’t the same as number 1. Examples might include gardening, theatre or amateur photography)What do people come to you for? (If people are always seeking you out for something specific, it’s an indicator or where they see your greatest value or talent)What problems do you solve? (We tend to describe our business in terms of what we do and what our process is. Try articulating what you do in terms of what problems you solve instead)What do you offer that others do not? (You might initially blank on this, but I promise that there’s something different about the way you approach a creative problem. Stick with it and write down anything that comes to mind)What would you do all day for free? (chances are, this is your unique gift and passion)I’ve consolidated my experience as a career coach for creative professionals into an online course, Market & Grow Your Creative Business, which starts next Monday, November 16th, 2015.The 6-week course is designed to help you gain clarity around what makes you unique, build relationships with high-quality clients, and get paid what you’re worth. For more details visit Clay has been helping freelance creative talent build thriving careers for more than 15 years. As a business coach for creative professionals at Pitch Perfect, Justine helps her clients define what makes them unique, create a clear marketing message and get more, high-quality, better-paying clients. She is also a regular contributor to the Freelancer’s Union bloglast_img read more

Pune varsity asks Manjule to remove film set from its ground

first_imgPune, Feb 9 (PTI) Under flak for allowing National Award-winning filmmaker Nagraj Manjule to build a set of his next film on its sports ground, the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has asked the director to remove it within seven days.An SPPU official said the university sent a notice to Manjule in this regard yesterday.The set for Manjules upcoming movie titled “Jhund”, which stars megastar Amitabh Bachchan, was erected on the universitys sports ground in September. The university had allowed him to use the ground for a period of three months till December.However, university students and some organisations had criticised the administration for letting the makers of the film to build the film set on the ground.According to the university official, after December Manjule had sought an extension as the shooting was yet to start.SPPU sources said the university administration, which had already received flak from students and organisations over the decision, recently came under fire on this issue from state Higher and Technical Education Minister Ravindra Waykar, who visited the campus two days back.During his visit, Waykar said a show-cause notice would be issued against the university Vice Chancellor and the administration for not following due norms in this regard.”Manjule was given the sports ground for use for three months till December. After that, he had even sought an extension. However, in the wake of the recent developments, the dministration has decided not to allow it anymore,” a senior varsity official said.”Yesterday, a notice was given to Manjule to remove the set within a week,” the official added.advertisementDespite repeated attempts, Manjule could not be reached for a comment.”Jhund” is a biopic of Vijay Barse, a retired school teacher, who has been promoting football in slums. PTI SPK NPlast_img read more

Report: Hungary 1 Wales 0

first_img Wales return home with nothing from trips to Croatia and Hungary and must pick themselves up for a mammoth effort to qualify when their campaign recommences against Azerbaijan at home in September. Mate Patkai dealt Wales’ Euro 2020 qualification hopes a huge blow with a late winner for Hungary as Ryan Giggs’ men lost 1-0 in Budapest, just three days after suffering a narrow defeat in Croatia.Patkai’s strike compounded a torrid evening for Gareth Bale after he missed Wales’ best opportunity of the game when Tom Lawrence’s cross landed at his feet 12 yards from goal, the Real Madrid forward firing tamely at Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.Giggs deployed Dan James as a lone striker in the first-half in Budapest and the 21-year-old outshone Bale with his incisive runs, but neither man could force a breakthrough before Patkai pounced on a loose ball after Jamie Lawrence and Ben Davies were outmuscled by Adam Szalai at a high ball. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The result leaves Wales second bottom in Group E with three points from three matches, while Hungary are top, three points clear of Slovakia, having won three of their opening four matches.Wales lacked caution early on and were split apart by Balazs Dzsudzsak’s throughball before Filip Holender slid in and missed Szalai’s cross by a whisker.James came to life after 24 minutes, weaving his way down the left flank before squaring to Tom Lawrence, who shot tamely at Gulacsi, and Wales improved thereafter.Hungary found chances harder to come by in the second half but Dominik Szoboszlai gave Wales a scare when he chested the ball down just inside the box and sent a rocket of a shot narrowly over the crossbar.The moment was ripe for Bale to put Wales on course for a precious win when Tom Lawrence’s low cross found him unmarked in the middle of the box but he scuffed his shot into the grateful Gulasci’s hands.Wayne Hennessey had to be alert when substitute Laszlo Kleinheisler thumped a dipping 25-yard drive towards goal, the Wales keeper diving to his left to parry it clear before Allen volleyed a Botond Barath header off the line.Hungary landed a sucker punch 10 minutes from time, Szalai controlling a cross from the left and feeding Patkai, whose shot went in off Ben Davies to leave Giggs’ men empty handed at the end of a gruelling night at Groupama Arena.FT | 1-0 󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | #HUNWALIt’s all over in Budapest as #Hungary beat #Wales to go top of #EURO2020 qualifying Group E. #TheRedWall #YWalGoch— Wales :flag-wales: (@Cymru) June 11, 2019What does it mean? Giggs under pressureSzalai too strongThe physical battle between Jamie Lawrence and Adam Szalai was a crucial one and the Hoffenheim striker came up trumps, shrugging off his marker before Patkai’s winner.Bale bereftAfter a frustrating season at Madrid, Bale looks a long way short of his best form and was barely involved apart from his glaring miss.What’s next?Wales will hope for better when they face strugglers Azerbaijan, while Hungary have a friendly against Montenegro before playing Slovakia at home. read morelast_img read more

Michigan Insider Has Details On Jim Harbaugh-NFL Rumors

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines blows whistle before start of the game.EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warm ups prior to playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ever since he left the San Francisco 49ers in 2014, Jim Harbaugh has remained one of the top NFL head coaching candidates of every offseason. And while there is a common belief that Harbaugh would return to the NFL given the right level of power and opportunity, he has remained firm in his mission at Michigan.Recently, Michigan football insider Nick Baumgardner has come to a conclusion as to why Harbaugh is being targeted by NFL rumors so often: College recruiting.Baumgardner explained that rival colleges use the idea of Harbaugh-to-NFL rumors to hurt Michigan’s recruiting efforts.The idea is to perpetually make top would-be recruits believe that Harbaugh won’t be around for the long haul.Harbaugh’s belief that NFL stuff gets started by those attempting to hurt recruiting is true. It also gets started by people who blindly guess about this stuff. Harbaugh doesn’t talk to anyone anonymously about his job. No one speaks for him. So people just guess, because 2018.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 9, 2018Baumgardner added that Harbaugh does not have anyone in an inner-circle who might even have inside information as to if he plans on going to the NFL or not – so “sources” would just be guessing.Baumgardner did concede that not everyone who spreads those rumors do so as part of a rivalry, but that most people are just speculating.So while some certainly comes from rival staffs (that’s just recruiting), I’d bet more of it comes from people who just blindly throw out the same ‘Here’s candidates!’ lists every December.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 9, 2018Harbaugh told ESPN this morning that he has no plans on leaving the Wolverines for the NFL.“This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day,” Harbaugh told ESPN. “It’s people spreading messages to further their own personal agenda.“But I’m on record right here, right now: I’m not going anywhere. I’m staying at Michigan. We have big plans here, and there’s a lot we want to accomplish.”last_img read more

USA into WC final as Houghton penalty miss costs England dear

first_imgParis: Alex Morgan scored what proved to be the winner but hailed goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher after her late penalty save from Steph Houghton allowed holders the United States to claim a dramatic 2-1 victory over England in their women’s World Cup semi-final on Tuesday. On her 30th birthday, USA co-captain Morgan headed home her sixth goal of the World Cup just after the half-hour mark in this last-four showdown to put her team back in front after Ellen White had cancelled out Christen Press’s early opener. But after an open first 45 minutes, the second half was dominated by more VAR controversy, with England having another White goal disallowed for the tightest of offside calls following a review by the Brazilian referee. Phil Neville’s team later benefited from Edina Alves Batista’s decision to award them a spot-kick when Becky Sauerbrunn made the slightest of contact with White in the box, yet Houghton’s 84th-minute kick was stopped by Naeher diving low to her right. England finished with 10 players after Millie Bright was sent off for a second yellow card late on, and the USA held out to reach the final, despite being without the injured Megan Rapinoe. “Alyssa Naeher, she should be the player of the match today. She saved our butts today,” said Morgan. They will now go on to face Sweden or the Netherlands in Sunday’s final, as they aim to win the trophy for the fourth time in eight editions. It is their third straight final, and they will hope to have Rapinoe back in time. “Megan’s got a slight strain to her hamstring so wasn’t available today,” said US coach Jill Ellis. “I feel we have a really good deep bench, so I called upon other players and I think they did a fantastic job.” It is another bitterly disappointing way for England to lose, as they go out of a third consecutive major tournament in the semi-finals. Their players cut dejected figures on the pitch at full-time. “Football can be cruel. We have had a fantastic ride. When we got the penalty I turned to my bench and said ‘we were going to win it,’ but it wasn’t to be,” Neville told the BBC.last_img read more

NewsAlert Two officers among the dead in New Brunswick shooting

first_imgMore to come. FREDERICTON – Fredericton police say two officers were among four people who died in a shooting today.The shooting occurred in residential area of the city’s north side.Police said on Twitter that no names are being released at this time.Earlier, police confirmed the shooting “resulted in at least four people killed.”More than an hour later, the force tweeted that one suspect was in custody.last_img

Canada still on top as worlds preferred supplier of oil and natural

first_imgAt home, the survey found that 70 percent of Canadians prefer Canadian oil and natural gas to imports from other countries, and among those with an opinion, 52 percent believe Canada’s energy is the safest and most responsibly produced in the world.On a global level, 71 percent and 52 percent believe natural gas and oil, respectively, will meet future energy demands.The full survey report can be found online at CALGARY, A.B. – According to a recent international research survey, Canada still comes out on top when it comes to being the world’s preferred supplier of oil and natural gas.The survey ‘2019 Global Energy Pulse’ by Ipsos, conducted on behalf of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, found that respondents from 31 countries chose Canada as their number one oil and natural gas exporter among the world’s top 11 energy-exporting nations.According to the survey, Canada’s upstream resource industry was rated highly on innovation and use of cutting-edge technology aimed at minimizing environmental impacts.last_img read more

Barcelona Keen to Sign Three International Superstars

Rabat – La Liga’s first-placed team, Barcelona, is targeting several internationally renowned names for the summer transfer window.Chelsea’s key right-back, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Bayer Leverkusen’s German star, Benjamin Henrichs, have both been linked to the Catalans.Barcelona is also planning a summer transfer raid on Arsenal. The objective?  Its key player, Hector Bellerin.  Several international sports outlets have said that Barcelona is ready to offer its former Spanish right-back a payout to convince him to rejoin the team. Making things interesting is Barcelona’s rival, Real Madrid, which is also desperate to sign the 22-year-old superstar. The youngster signed a long-term contract with Arsenal in November 2016. There is serious speculation, however, Bellerin is about to leave the English club for the Camp Nou giants. read more

WestJet suspends 2019 financial guidance after Boeing 737 Max grounded

Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA, TSX:AC)The Canadian Press CALGARY — WestJet Airlines is suspending its 2019 financial guidance following the grounding of its 13 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft by regulators in Canada and the United States due to safety concerns.The Calgary-based airline says its financial outlook provided as late as a month ago are being put on hold except for earnings per share, return on invested capital and cumulative free cash flow between 2020 and 2022 until more information is known.The move follows a similar decision last week by Air Canada, which operates 24 of the narrowbody aircraft.WestJet says it grounded all Max aircraft within 55 minutes of Transport Canada’s order last Friday, with only three planes outside of Canada. The action was taken after aviation authorities across the globe grounded the aircraft in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash March 10 that killed 157 aboard the plane, including 18 Canadians.The airline says through its contingency plan it expects to preserve about 86 per cent of passengers bookings on Max flights and find alternative planes for about 75 per cent of Max flights.Walter Spracklin of RBC Capital Markets described the challenge as a temporary issue for both airlines.“Overall, we see the impact as limited and short-term,” he wrote in a research note. read more

Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

NEW YORK — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings.Week of June 3.CrowdStrike – Sunnyvale, Calif., 18 million shares, priced $19-$23, managed by Goldman Sachs/JP Morgan. Proposed Nasdaq symbol CRWD. Business: Provides cloud-native endpoint security software for large enterprises.Mohawk Group Holdings – New York, 3.3 million shares, priced $14-$16, managed by Roth Capital/A.G.P. Proposed Nasdaq symbol MWK. Business: Sells consumer products based on market data gathered using its AI platform.Revolve Group – Cerritos, Calif., 11.8 million shares, priced $16-$18, managed by Morgan Stanley/Credit Suisse. Proposed NYSE symbol RVLV. Business: Online women’s fashion retailer with over 500 brands.The Associated Press read more

Stock market recovers on hope for progress in debt talks in Washington

Stock market recovers on hope for progress in debt talks in Washington AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Oct 14, 2013 2:15 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks are ending higher following signs that Washington was moving closer to an agreement to avoid a debt default and re-open the federal government.The stock market started lower Monday after negotiations between the White House and Congressional Republicans appeared to break down over the weekend.Stocks erased those losses in early afternoon trading after Senate leaders said they were making progress toward a deal.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 64 points, or 0.4 per cent, to close at 15,301. The index was down as much as 100 points earlier.The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose seven points, or 0.4 per cent, to 1,710. The Nasdaq composite rose 23 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 3,815.Bond trading was closed for Columbus Day.Trading volume was very light at 2.6 billion shares. read more

No 14 Florida State Villanova meet in AdvoCare final

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton jokingly says he has revenge on his mind when his No. 14 Seminoles face Villanova coach Jay Wright and the defending national champion Wildcats in the championship game at the AdvoCare Invitational.“I’ve got tremendous amount of respect for coach Wright. The only thing I don’t like about coach Wright, my wife keeps telling me how handsome he is,” a smiling Hamilton said. “That’s a problem. I’m going to have to tell him that then. So, maybe I need to get a little revenge from that standpoint. He’s a class act. He does a tremendous job coaching his team.”Three other games will take place Sunday.No. 19 LSU will go against Oklahoma State in the third-place game.Memphis and Charleston square off for fifth place, while the seventh-place game has Canisius and UAB.___More AP college basketball: and Associated Press read more

The Cavs Are Trying But The Warriors Are Just Too Good

FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (June 7, 2016), we welcome ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz as a special guest host to discuss the NBA Finals and ask him what is going wrong for the Cleveland Cavaliers. We also assess the legacy of Muhammad Ali and wonder whether analytics are useful when trying to understand just how great he was. Finally, Mike Goodman of ESPN FC joins us to discuss the Copa America and the U.S. men’s national team’s chances in the rest of the tournament. Plus, a special segment on the definition of the hot take inspired by Slate’s Stefan Fatsis. Please send your own definition and your favorite examples to We’ll pass them along to Slate!Links to what we discuss are here:Neil Paine writes that the Cavs’ shooting went to hell in Game 1 of the NBA Finals but that they probably won’t get swept by the Warriors.ESPN Stats & Information Group says Draymond Green’s return to form makes the Warriors look unstoppable.The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg writes that blame for the Cavs’ defeats must lie at the feet of LeBron James.Kyle Wagner says Muhammad Ali can’t be judged by mere statistics.Wesley Morris writes in The New York Times that Ali evolved from a great fighter into the nation’s conscience.BBC Sport tries to assess what it was about Ali that made him so great.According to Tom Dart in the Guardian, this is crunch time for Jürgen Klinsmann as he tries to find a winning formula for the U.S. men’s national soccer team.Mike Goodman explains why Clint Dempsey doesn’t fit into Klinsmann’s new-look attack.Michael Caley says Christian Pulisic might be the key to U.S. success at the Copa America.Finally, here’s a link to the episode of Slate’s “Hang Up and Listen” in which Fatsis announced his hot-take-crowd-sourcing project. Get involved! If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

David Bowies wife Iman speaks for the first time since his death

first_imgThe necklace said ‘David’Credit:Neil Rasmus /Rex/Shutterstock  Iman with Cindy Crawford at the Tom Ford event He left £70 million in his will, with half going to Iman, 61, and the rest being split between his son Duncan Jones, 44, and daughter Alexandria, 15.The couple met in October of 1990 and friends said that they had been “inseparable” thereafter.The couple married in Tuscany after two years together and Alexandria was born in 2000. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Iman with David Bowie in 2008 David Bowie’s wife Iman has spoken publicly about her late husband’s death for the first time, saying it had been a “tough year, but I’m holding up”.Speaking at Tom Ford’s show at New York Fashion Week, the model said she was wearing a necklace with the name “David” in memory of the singer.“I’m wearing this until my death,” she said, holding the gold necklace.She said it had been made by fashion designer Hedi Slimane. Told by a television reporter that she was a “survivor”, she replied: “Not as much as you think.”She added: “It’s just been a tough year, but I’m holding up”.Bowie died in January at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer.  He died two days after the release of his 25th album, Blackstar, which was described by his producer and friend Tony Visconti as Bowie’s “parting gift”. center_img Iman has been seen near the apartment she and Bowie shared in Manhattan but the Tom Ford show was her first public appearance since the star’s death.On Instagram she documented her “first night out since last year” and showed pictures of herself getting ready.She wrote: “Made it my first night out! Thanks @tomford for a very glam but intimate presentation”. Her only previous comments on Bowie’s death were a Twitter message posted after his death which read: “Love & Gratitude”.Before his death she said the secret to a long-lasting marriage was timing.”You have to be at the right time in your life that you’re ready for an everlasting relationship, that it becomes first, a priority in life,” she said.”If your career is important to you, don’t get married and have children, because something will give.” Iman in her 'David necklace' Iman with Cindy Crawford at the Tom Ford eventCredit: X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Iman with David Bowie in 2008Credit:Andrew H. Walker /Gettylast_img read more

Watch Archaeologists explore an ancient tomb beside the Hellfire Club

first_img Subscribe for more videos 18,053 Views Oct 31st 2016, 8:14 AM 5 Comments By Nicky Ryan Monday 31 Oct 2016, 8:14 AM Short URL Share484 Tweet Email1 Watch: Archaeologists explore an ancient tomb beside the Hellfire Club A team led by Neil Jackman are attempting to uncover the site’s secrets. Source: THE HELL FIRE Club is an eerie place.The derelict stone building from the 1700s sits on an isolated hilltop overlooking Dublin city, and down through the years has been linked with everything from wild debauchery, a haunting by a massive black cat, to an appearance from Satan himself.The building is said to have been cursed from the very beginning – an ancient passage grave once stood at the site, but was torn down and the stone used to build the club.Now a team of archaeologists led by Neil Jackman are attempting to uncover the site’s secrets – we paid them a visit earlier this week.Reporting by Susan DalyFive thousand centuries of death: A special tour of the Hell Fire Club dig > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article last_img read more

Pentagon considers renting a floor in Trump Tower to store nuclear launch

first_img Feb 9th 2017, 7:59 AM 81 Comments Pentagon considers renting a floor in Trump Tower to store nuclear launch codes First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron are still living in Trump Tower, with Trump planning to make regular visits. Demonstrators march on 5th Ave towards Trump Tower during a protest last month. Source: Alexander F. Yuan/AP/Press Association ImagesTrump has refused to sell off his holdings upon taking office, instead putting them in a trust managed by his two elder sons.He also rejected putting his assets in a “blind trust” controlled by an independent manager.“In order to meet official mission requirements, the Department of Defense is working through appropriate channels and in accordance with all applicable legal requirements in order to acquire a limited amount of leased space in Trump Tower,” Lieutenant Colonel James Brindle, a Pentagon spokesman said. Source: Andrew Harnik/PA Wire“The space is necessary for the personnel and equipment who will support the POTUS at his residence in the building,” he said.According to Pentagon officials, the Defense Department has previously rented space near the private residences of previous presidents. But they were unable to provide details.The New York Times reports that renting a full floor on Trump Tower costs about $1.5 million (€1.41m) a year, according to leasing agents, and that the US government has previously rented space near presidents before, including one near Barack Obama’s Chicago home and a trailer on George W. Bush’s Texas ranch.© – AFP, 2017Read: Trump attacks ‘terrible’ Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka’s clothing line > 25,652 Views By AFP Thursday 9 Feb 2017, 7:59 AMcenter_img Trump Tower in New York Source: Mark Lennihan/PA WireTHE PENTAGON WANTS to rent space in Trump Tower in New York for equipment and military personnel accompanying President Donald Trump during his stays there, officials have confirmed.First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron are still living in Trump Tower, with Trump planning to make regular visits.US presidents are accompanied around-the-clock by military personnel, notably those who carry the briefcase containing the nuclear codes that would enable him to launch an attack at a moment’s notice – the so-called ‘nuclear football’.The Pentagon’s request for a Trump Tower foothold carries potential for embarrassment because it plays into a running debate over potential conflicts involving Trump’s vast real estate interests. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share231 Tweet Email Short URLlast_img read more