Photo gallery: 10 images that sum up the Warriors upset loss to the Clippers

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors lost DeMarcus Cousins to an injury early in Game 2 of their first-round NBA playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers.That didn’t seem to be a huge problem at the time. The Warriors big men Kevon Looney and Andrew Bogut helped pick up the slack and the team ended up with a 31-point lead. It looked as the Warriors would cruise to a win.Maybe it has something to do with the numbers 3 and 1, but somehow, the Clippers clawed back into the game with a big night from …last_img read more

Establishment of a BRICS Development Bank and BRICS Business Council welcomed

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 27 March 2013 – The 5th BRICS Summit taking place in Durban South Africa, themed “ BRICS and AFRICA: Partnership for Development, Integration and Industrialisation” today announced the establishment of a BRICS Development Bank and the BRICS Business Council. Brand South Africa welcomes the announcement as a significant step that will allow for the further deepening of relations among BRICS members.It is crucial that right at the beginning there is a structured involvement of the business community across the BRICS countries. This will ensure that multilateral agreements that are made across these countries are given economic meaning and can result in increased trade amongst the BRICS countries. The CEO of Brand South Africa Mr Miller Matola said that Brand SA acknowledges that the Summit takes place at a time when the world is experiencing a seismic shift in economic power towards the BRICS and one that is set to continue well into the future.“Whilst the most highly developed countries are battling to find the necessary solutions to address the continuing impact of the global economic contraction, and are looking more towards consolidation and risk mitigation, the BRICS countries are focused on development, expansion and investment.” said Matola. The key difference is that this bank will be expected to take more risk on development projects as opposed to current existing western development finance institution.As the newest member of BRICS, which represents almost 3 billion people, a combined GDP of US$ 14.9 trillion and an estimated US$ 4 trillion in combined foreign reserves, this represents good news for South Africa, providing access to unprecedented opportunities for growth.This body powerful catalyst to stimulate and facilitate development in South Africa, providing access not only to new and developing markets, but also the opportunity to play a significant role in building new and mutually beneficial commercial links for the country’s business and industry, and generate new foreign direct investment for key projects. “We congratulate all the members of the new body especially those that are representing our country – and wish them well in this important responsibility” said Matola.Brand South Africa is particularly pleased by the establishment of a BRICS development bank. This concept was mooted at the 4th BRICS Summit held in India last year and has now been finally endorsed by all the BRICS countries. . We believe that the BRICS development bank would be not only to strengthen economic cooperation between member countries, but also to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS emerging economies. The CEO of Brand South Africa, speaking on the side lines of BRICS sais “The establishment of a BRICS development bank could, in the future, provide an alternative source of development financing for major initiatives such as the National Infrastructure Plan roll-out and a further opportunity for cooperation between South Africa and fellow BRICS nations- It must be embraced with all its possible imperfections”.Issued by Brand South AfricaContact Maredi MogodiPR International [email protected]+27 (0)837600970Note to EditorsBrand South Africa, previously known as the International Marketing Council of South Africa, officially changed its name to best align with its mandate of building South Africa’s nation brand reputation in order to improve its global competitiveness.For more information, please visit www.brandsouthafrica.comENDS.last_img read more

7. The race from Darke County to Rio: Former hog showman turns Olympian

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In what was maybe my all-time favorite story interview, I sat down with runner Clayton Murphy just a few weeks before he left to compete in the 2016 Olympics. The former Darke County Fair and Ohio State Fair hog showman then went on to win a bronze medal. It was a real honor and privilege to meet this humble young man who represented Ohio agriculture in an impressive manner on the international stage.last_img

Google, GE & Others Prototype Wireless Mote to Connect Any Device to Smart Grid

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Internet of Things#web Imagine a small chip you could plug into any device in your home that would enable it to communicate with your web-based electricity and device management dashboard. Or it could be trained to simply turn the device off at times of day when electricity was particularly expensive.Such is the vision of the USNAP consortium, a group of companies including GEand Google that seeks to create a standard for the meter-to-device in-home monitoring stage of the promised smart grid. (“Enabling the device ecosystem for the smart grid,” is the group’s tagline.) USNAP released this week a proposed 2.0 standard spec for small modules that can be connected to devices to render them individually instrumented – measurable and manipulable as discrete sources of data. Where there is plug-and-play data, there is a platform for online innovation. “This is the equivalent of USB for consumer products,” Barry Haaser of the USNAP Alliance says. USNAP is an acronym for Utility Smart Network Access Port and the consortium has been developing its technical specifications for three years. It has created the design for a little module, 55 mm long, with 10 pins and weighing no more than 40 grams – about as heavy as 17 pennies. The module is programmed to send and receive messages to and from the smart meter, in a standard format, using a wide variety of messaging technologies, including protocols like WiFi, and lesser-known systems with names like ZigBee, Z-Wave, RDS, and FlexNetWiFi.Any companies that apply, are accepted to and pay the USNAP Alliance a $5,000 annual fee may manufacture USNAP modules.USNAP focuses on the cost benefits of its technology, but interoperable device-level data availability could hold long-term promise for the development of innovative services as well, and thus a larger economy. That’s the hope behind the smart grid in general. The easiest way to explain its value is as a system for automated energy demand reduction. That’s very big, but the potential is much larger. Self-awareness of our mechanical world, with a web interface, might be one way to explain it.Electrical consumption data, down to the device level, is today largely abandoned to what is sometimes called our data exhaust. Making that data manageable opens up a world of possibilities for new services dedicated to analyzing it, servicing patterns and deriving unanticipated forms of value from individual and aggregate information. In part on top of USNAP, for example, a whole other technical standard called Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is being built, a technology that enables buildings to automatically respond to Internet-based signals that provide electricity grid prices and reliability messages.Just as we’ve seen in the world of human-published social networking data, however, ownership of this resource is something that’s been too lightly considered for several years. If your refrigerator’s data is suddenly captured, leveraged and recognized as a thing of value to an emerging supply chain of services – what are your rights concerning control and exploitation of that data? It is your refrigerator, after all!This is truly the read/write web beyond the individual gazing into the browser. The Internet of Things is expected to be a big part of the future, and technical standards that facilitate interoperable communication between devices is very important within that context.USNAP has opened its “Serial Interface Specification Version 2.0 Public Review Document” for 30 days of public consideration and comment.center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Players overworked, rotation policy needed: Dhoni

first_imgHit hard by injuries woes in the disastrous tour of England so far, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday conceded that the players were overworked as he called for a rotation policy to give them rest.India lost six regular players Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Ishant Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan due to injuries in the four-match Test series which India lost 0-4 and Dhoni hinted that the hectic schedule had exhausted the players.”We will have to rotate. It’s important that players get rest. Raina has been participating in all formats. It’s more to do with the mental rather than the physical aspect. Good rest helps you keep the injuries away,” Dhoni said ahead of the Twenty20 International against England here tomorrow.Dhoni himself has been on the road for a long time and his fingers are battered, causing a fall in his usually high standards of wicketkeeping, as was pointed out by former Leicestershire keeper Paul Nixon recently.”If majority of your 10 fingers are overworked then it becomes difficult (to keep) in these conditions. But I have more problem with Ishant than with Sreesanth or Praveen Kumar. May be it’s the wobble in these conditions which make it difficult,” said the Indian captain.Dhoni revealed that Rahul Dravid would be making his debut in Twenty20 Internationals on Wednesday but Sachin Tendulkar is not playing. It means young Ajinkya Rahane would get his first game in India cap on Wednesday.Gautam Gambhir is surely out of Wednesday’s match but Dhoni did not sound too confident that left-hander would be available at all in the forthcoming ODI series.advertisement”It’s a big loss. He has done really well not only as an opener but also when he batted at number three when Sehwag and Tendulkar were opening the innings. He also plays spin very well,” said Dhoni.Gambhir, who is suffering from a blurred vision, an injury he picked up after falling on his head in the Oval Test on August 19, is likely to miss the entire ODI series, starting in Chester-le-Street on Saturday.The World Cup winning Indian captain was intrigued by England’s policy of having separate captains for all three formats of the game.”It’s interesting how it shapes out. It’s important that the captain is a regular in all three formats of the game. One thing sure though is it affords rest,” Dhoni said.Dhoni, a keen footballer himself and a Manchester United fan, took time off in Leicester to watch his favourite team thrash Arsenal 8-2 last Sunday.”Being a Manchester United fan, it was fantastic to see them win so big. Since I started as a footballer, it was interesting (to watch the match). As for inspiration, we don’t need it from outside. There is enough inspiration within the dressing room. We don’t need to look outside,” insisted Dhoni.last_img read more

Klopp insists he would have chosen UCL situation for Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he would have chosen the opportunity of having to beat Napoli to qualify for the second round of the UEFA Champions League.The former Borussia Dortmund boss says he would have taken this current situation of needing to win at Anfield to qualify from their group.“Yeah, that was from all the bad news of getting that group, the only good news was that we have the last game at home,” Klopp said, according to the club’s official website.“It was not only in our hands that we have still the chance to go through, we know how difficult it will be and Napoli is for sure in a better position – they only need a draw or they can lose and are still through, but they deserved it.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We need to be really happy about the chance we still have. If someone gives you a chance, it is all about you to use it. That’s exactly what we want to try. From that point of view, it is all good.”“Even Belgrade played a different role in the group than probably a lot of people would have expected – they did really well. That’s the group, that’s how it is, we have a chance and we will try everything to get that chance.”“We know the result(s) we need and it’s quite difficult. Napoli are good in possession and good at counter-attacking as well. They are a typical Italian team, good in defending. That’s a big challenge but it’s football and if something special is possible, then it is here. That’s why we should try it.”last_img read more