Mavericks 126, Warriors 91: How the Warriors struggled without Steph Curry

first_imgWhile Curry sat after playing 49 consecutive games … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)OAKLAND — Without their engine that makes everything move smoothly, the Warriors suddenly had a machine that did not work.The Warriors labored through a 126-91 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday at Oracle Arena in what marked the most lopsided defeat of the season. The obvious reason partly pointed to Stephen Curry sitting for rest purposes.last_img

Perfect 10: A’s club three more homers as win streak reaches double-digits

first_imgOAKLAND — Catcher Josh Phegley is flattered and all. But from his perspective, talk of him being a part of this year’s MLB All-Star Game is a little premature.Right now, though, his candidacy is becoming harder to ignore with each game he plays.Phegley homered for the second straight game Monday, this time as part of a three-run fifth inning to put the A’s ahead to stay in a 8-5 Memorial Day victory over the Los Angeles Angels that extended their win streak in completed games to 10.Jurickso …last_img

The Mash Up radio host learns from listeners

first_imgPoets and musicians collaborate on The Mash Up, a weekly SAfm radio show. Between them and the audience, they teach the host and listeners about South Africa’s musical history.Naledi Moleo, host of The Mash Up, says the first show was broadcast on 13 August 2016. It was nominated for Best Music show in the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards in April. (Image supplied)Melissa JavanTo learn about South African music from the listeners and the artists in studio is one of the benefits of hosting The Mash Up radio show on SA FM Radio, says Naledi Moleo.“Songs like Jikijela by Letta Mbulu and Naughty Little Flea by Miriam Makeba are songs we would never have sourced and played had it not been for the listeners and artists who have requested real South African classics,” she adds.The Mash Up, explains Moleo, is a weekly hour-long show broadcast on Saturdays. It features live poetry and music by renowned and upcoming South African poets and musicians. “Each week, The Mash Up will bring together a poet and a musician. Through interviews, live poetry and music performances, they collaborate by ‘mashing up’ their respective crafts.”The artists may also give a selection of their favourite South African songs. “The listeners will be introduced to artists from different backgrounds, ages and genres. The show is about nation building and celebrating the extraordinary talent from South Africa.“The listeners love it. I get excited especially when listeners SMS us, giving us names of musicians and poets that we should have on the show,” says Moleo.How it startedShe realised there was a major opportunity to create a platform for South African poets, says Moleo. “Poetry has the power to either make really difficult conversations more palatable or raise our awareness of injustices. More than anything, poetry can also just uplift and renew us.“I believe that South Africans really need that in this day and age. We are bombarded with so much bad news and pressure that it is necessary to reflect. I too am in need of therapy that the live music and poetry offer at the end of every long week.”It is just magical, she says, to watch two artists who have never collaborated forced to make it work live on air — they have no prior preparation. “They always come into the studio feeling completely nervous and leave on cloud nine because they are so proud of themselves.“South Africa has always been a country that enjoys music and poetry. Think of how we sing with every major event. Think of the praise poetry and official events and even traditional weddings. The Mash Up is just a reflection of how South Africans have always expressed themselves. As a talk radio host all I really am interested in is hearing those different forms of self-expression.”The collaborationsMoleo says the musicians are usually the underdogs in the industry. “Artists like Nono Nkoane, Msaki and Tribute Birdie Mboweni are immensely talented and underrated. We think it’s important to celebrate their work.“Every now and then we will also have some of the legends of the music industry. Maestros such as Lex Futshane, Vusi Mahlasela and Pops Mohamed have also graced our studio and it’s wonderful because we get to celebrate their wonderful work and share with a younger listener who perhaps hasn’t had the opportunity to interact with their work.”One of the collaborations was Tshepo Molefe and Sabelo Mthembu.#TheMashUp with @naledimoleo brings you poet @tshepomolefe942 and musician @sabelomthembu. Expect an hour of awesome live poetry and music pic.twitter.com/YtmwB6mhL3— SAfmRadio ? (@SAfmRadio) June 24, 2017#TheMashUp thanks so much to our guests this evening the phenomenal @sabelomthembu and wordsmith @tshepomolefe942 @naledimoleo pic.twitter.com/6Fdk60HnfO— SAfmRadio ? (@SAfmRadio) June 24, 2017Molefe has been writing poetry for two years. “It began when I was still a student at [the University of the Witwatersrand] and I entered a poetry competition called DFL Lover + Another. There, I met a poet who goes by the name NoLiFE [or Nobody Lives ForEver] and he introduced me to a platform called Cuddle Sessions. This in turn introduced me to the Joburg poetry scene. I haven’t looked back.”According to Molefe his poetry ranges from social issues, such as alcohol abuse and miscarriage from a father’s perspective, to political commentary to his own struggles and the problems he has with his family.He describes his experience on The Mash Up as amazing.Molefe believes collaborations such as these build a better and more versatile network between artists. “What I mean by ‘more versatile network between artists’ is often we get caught up our own artistic spaces, for instance I would normally stay in and interact with my poetry circles, and not know of other creative spaces that are out there.“Such spaces would include soul singers and instrumentalists. The Mash Up kind of collaborations opens doors for artists in different fields to first know that they exist and if they would someday want to work on a joint project, provided that they like each other’s work.”Musician Mthembu agrees: “I truly enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure what to expect. But the vibe between the poet and I was great. It was the first time I collaborated with a poet.“There was an instant gel of styles.”He says collaborations teach him that artists need each other to grow. “Working together we have the capacity to achieve more as a people.”Mthembu has been in the music industry for about 10 years. “I did backing vocals for Louise Carver for about five years before releasing my solo project.”He says although he started singing in church when he was five years old, singing was not a first career choice growing up. “I enjoyed doing it very much though. It was only after participating on South Africa’s Idols in 2007 that I decided to pursue it more aggressively.Besides Carver, he has contributed backing vocals on various artists’ projects. He calls his music “Afrosoul with a touch of jazz and classical music”.You can listen to the podcasts of The Mash Up here.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Key strategies when managing tough resistant weeds

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Weed resistance is expanding, which is rapidly driving increased use of pre-emerge residuals, more robust residual rates and a need for herbicide premixes with multiple effective modes of action and active ingredients. Derrick LeBeau, an agronomic service representative for Syngenta, talks about how Acuron performed in 2016 and why it should be a part of a farmer’s plan in 2017.last_img

It’s A Samsung Smartphone World – We Just Live In It

first_imgStrategy Analytics says that the No. 3 spot behind Samsung and Apple belongs to China-based Huawei with 7.6 million units. Huawei has recently made a splash in the U.S. market along with a push in North Africa as well as its native China.IDC does not agree with Strategy Analytics and does not have Huawei anywhere on its leaderboard. According to IDC, Research In Motion holds the No. 3 spot with 7.7 million BlackBerry devices sold. ZTE and HTC round out IDC’s top five vendors with 7.5 and 7.3 million smartphones shipped, respectively. Nokia Is A Dead FishOne thing that Strategy Analytics and IDC do agree on: Nokia is a fish floating dead in the water. IDC has Nokia as the No. 9 global smartphone vendor in Q3 2012 while IDC does not have the Finnish former mobile giant in its top five. Nokia is still the No. 2 overall mobile device vendor, but that is based on its non-smartphone division such as the Asha series (which Strategy Analytics does not consider a smartphone). In many ways, Nokia is the direct inverse of Samsung. Where Samsung can develop and deploy a long list of devices in a short time, Nokia is sluggish. The new Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices have been announced, but they have not yet shipped. It’s now looking like Nokia’s flagship, the Lumia 920, will be exclusive to AT&T in the U.S. In contrast, Samsung has made the Galaxy S 3 available through nearly every carrier – and the Note II coming right behind it. The differing abilities of the two companies to deliver devices to market is a function of the different mobile operating systems to which they have tied themselves. Google iterates and releases new versions of Android at a rapid rate, improving the platform each time around. Google itself is a company that can quickly take a product from research to consumers in a matter of months.Nokia is attached to Microsoft and its Windows Phone 8 platform. Microsoft is notorious in the tech community for being very slow and deliberate with how it releases new products to market. The fact that Nokia has had to wait for Microsoft to release the entire Windows 8 platform to begin shipping its new Lumia devices has severely limited the handset maker’s Q3 smartphone shipments. The result seems to be that much of Samsung’s market share gains are coming out of Nokia’s hide. Samsung’s momentum shows no signs of slowing. The Note II is a beautiful, solid device (if a touch confused on what it is) and should sell well during the holiday season. It’s competitors, from the mighty Apple all the way down to the struggling Nokia, will be hard pressed to match the depth of its market impact. Photo by Fredric Paul. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#Nokia#Samsung Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Apple’s iPhone might be in the driver’s seat when it comes to the top three U.S. cellular carriers,  but when it comes to global volume of smartphone shipments, it is a Samsung world and everyone else is just living in it. According to Boston-based research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung shipped 57 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2012. Samsung’s shipments equate to 35% of the 162 million smartphones shipped in Q3, by far the largest single manufacturer in the industry. Apple held its position as the second largest global smartphone manufacturer, shipping 26.9 million iPhones for a 17% market share. Strategy Analytics Q3 2012 smartphone shipmentsSamsung’s year-over-year growth has been remarkable. In Q3 2011, Samsung was still a strong player behind the strength of its Galaxy S II, the original Note “phablet” and its small army of other Galaxy devices, but had just 23.4% of the global smartphone market.Samung’s Strategy Is Far From SubtleSince releasing its first flagship Android device, the Galaxy S, Samsung’s strategy has been the shotgun “spray and pray” model of  smartphone deployment. Really, Samsung’s approach has all the subtlety of a chainsaw to the face. But, as they say, you play to win the game. In the mobile market, there is no room for subtlety. Samsung is winning by creating a wide array of devices and shipping them to basically every cellular carrier on the planet. Strategy Analytics is not the only firm collecting market share data. Research firm IDC also released its global smartphone shipment report, and its statistics do not quite match up with Strategy Analytics’ numbers. According to IDC, Samsung shipped 56.3 million smartphones, good for 31.3% of 179.7 million smartphones shipped. Outside of the difference of 600,000 or so smartphone shipments, the two analyst firms are basically in agreement with Samsung’s dominance. Where it gets interesting is looking down the leaderboard. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dan rowinski The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts last_img read more

Perpetual takes NCAA Shooting Stars crown

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “When I shot it, it was straight. I thought it would go board. I’m just thankful it fell in,” the alumnus said in Filipino.Dizon even had a fun bet with Razon and Ylagan before the contest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We really do this. Whoever loses will buy us a meal,” said Dizon. “It really feels good. Even before the competition, we all talked and said that we wanted to win this. But we didn’t put any pressure to anyone. We just told each other to keep on shooting,” said Ylagan. The Altas edged Arellano which was comprised of Zach Nicholls, Kobe Camacho, and Donald Gumaru, who had a time of 41.7 in the Final round.Perpetual also led the preliminaries as Razon punctured the halfcourt shot to end the time at 20.7 seconds.Other participants were the Lyceum unit of Spencer Pretta, Mac Guadaña, and Chico Lanete; the San Beda team of Clint Doliguez, Evan Nelle, and Dan Sara; the JRU squad of MJ Dela Virgen, Toby Agustin, and Dave Sanchez; the Mapua team of Cedric Pelayo, Clint Escamis, and Randy Alcantara; the San Sebastian group of Michael Are, Rustin Rodriguez, and Paul Riguera; the Letran crew of Daryl Pascual, Neil Guarino, and Robert Guevarra; the EAC team of Jervin Guzman, Maui Cruz, and Bong Melocoton; and the St. Benilde squad of Edward Dixon, Joshua David, and Karl Santos.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Kyrie Irving breaks silence on trade request Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGerald Dizon nailed the title-clinching halfcourt shot to give Perpetual the Shooting Stars crown in the 2017 NCAA All-Star Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Only a year removed from his playing year with the Altas, Dizon, who is now an assistant for the juniors team, capped off the victory for his team which includes GJ Ylagan, and Jielo Razon as they finished with a time of 24.8 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

a month agoEx-Chelsea striker Marko Mitrovic: I was ready to sign for ‘big club’ Bury

first_imgEx-Chelsea striker Marko Mitrovic: I was ready to sign for ‘big club’ Buryby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea striker Marko Mitrovic has revealed he was set to sign for Bury before they were kicked out of the Football League.Mitrovic, a former Sweden youth international, was signed by Chelsea as a 16 year-old from Malmo FF.The attacking talent spent three years inside the Chelsea academy before being promoted to the Blues first team for the 2011–2012 season. Mitrovic never managed a senior appearance for the club – but his English ties drew him back this summer with the prospect of joining Bury. The striker’s last club was Serbia’s Radnicki Nis and by his own admission, he was convinced Bury would be financially saved and he’d be able to sign for the then League Two club.He revealed to Fotbollskanalen: “I was 100 per cent positive that everything would be okay. We had already agreed on everything and I was just waiting to get to sign. I was ready at the start of the season.”I thought the club would be saved and it also seemed that EFL wanted to save the club. I never thought it was not going to work out.”At Chelsea, Mitrovic won the FA Youth Cup and was part of a generation inside Cobham who included the likes of Michael Mancienne, Jeffrey Bruma, Gökhan Töre and Nathaniel Chalobah. On Bury, outwith their financial problems, Mitrovic insists the club was set up for success. He added: “It was really a big club. They had the old Manchester City facilities and the training facility is located near Manchester United’s and Manchester City’s training facilities in Carrington. It would have been a really good move, but this is how it sometimes is.”- updated September 30 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Report Hanjin Shipping to Delist on March 7

first_imgzoom South Korea’s former shipping giant Hanjin Shipping is scheduled to be delisted from the local bourse on March 7, Yonhap News Agency said citing industry sources.After entering the market in late December 2009, the company reached a record high of KRW 38,694 per share in January 2011.Although its net profit in 2010 stood at KRW 289 billion, Hanjin Shipping plunged to a net loss of KRW 824 billion a year later, mainly driven by an increased competition in the shipbuilding sector and a depression in the global shipping industry.The shipping company’s 40-year business officially ended on February 17 when the Seoul Central District Court declared Hanjin Shipping bankrupt, some six months after it filed for court receivership.A bankruptcy trustee has been appointed to lead the sale of Hanjin’s remaining assets to pay off debts, with creditors required to file their claims by May 1.However, the rate of debt recovery for unsecured creditors is expected to be close to zero as most of the company’s unencumbered assets are being sold at very low prices, according to Alphaliner.As at September 30, 2016, the shipping firm’s total liabilities stood at KRW 6.69 trillion, including borrowings of KRW 4.56 trillion and trade payables of KRW 2.02 trillion.The company’s total assets were valued at KRW 4.34 trillion while shareholder’s equity showed a deficit of KRW 2.35 trillion, Alphaliner informed.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Ohio States mens womens diving finish strong during weekend meet on campus

The Ohio State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished the OSU Invitational strong, with the men winning the invitational and the women placing third, behind Florida and Stanford. This contest marked the fourth-consecutive championship in which the No. 10-ranked men’s team finished with 300 or more more points than their competitors. “We really appreciate Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin and everyone else who came to participate in our meet because without great competition, there are not great races or opportunity to compete against good coaches and good programs,” said men’s coach Bill Wadley in a released statement. The men finished the invitational with 10 wins out of the 18 swimming contests the team participated in. Sophomore Steven Zimmerman achieved the team’s first victory in the 200 backstroke with a personal best time of 1:42.85. Senior Jason Schnur concluded the 100 freestyle with his season best time of 43.31 and his third event success at the invitational. Men’s diving junior Shane Miszkiel led the Buckeyes with a score of 363.10 to win the platform finals. The women’s team finished the invitational with a collective 589 points. Altogether, 22 Buckeyes received one individual NCAA “B” time standards and 18 swimmers finished one championship final. Freshman Annie Lazor seized a NCAA “B” time in the 200 breaststroke competition for a time of 2:13.16. Lazor came in sixth overall in the invitational and her time was a best on the season. Junior diver Cheyenne Cousineau earned the one-meter springboard title and placed fourth with 259.85 points in the platform finals. “I’m really pleased,” said women’s coach Bill Dorenkott said in a press release. “We raced tough and consistent for the most part. We got stronger each session, and also got to see a lot in terms of racing and relays.” The men’s and women’s team will compete in a co-ed invitational on Jan. 11, at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion against Wright State. read more