Jackson says James’ exit from Miami was a slap in the face

first_imgWASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 11: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on after defeating the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on November 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFPNew York Knicks president Phil Jackson described LeBron James as a high-maintenance player who likes to get preferential treatment on road trips, the US media reported on Tuesday.“LeBron James likes special treatment. He needs things his way,” Jackson said in an interview this week with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullen.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Messi lifts Argentina, Sanchez saves Chile in World Cup qualifiers Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Jackson, 71, told a story of how James left the Miami Heat in the summer of 2014 to join his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and how disappointing it was for Heat president Pat Riley to lose his superstar.“It had to hurt they lost LeBron,” Jackson said. “That had to be a slap in the face.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentJackson said that during James’ stay in Miami, he requested the team stay over in Cleveland during a road trip.He said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wasn’t sure how to handle the situation so he contacted Riley, who told him that no single player is bigger than the team. “It’s not what I stand for, it’s not what my family stands for. I believe the only reason he used that word is because he sees young African-Americans trying to make a difference.“We’re not going to let Phil Jackson’s comments stop us from doing what we need to do. It just gives us extra motivation. But it’s still sad.”James said he now has a lack of respect for Jackson, who has won 11 NBA championships.“I had nothing but respect for him as a coach for what he was able to do. Obviously he was at the helm of (the team featuring) my favorite player of all-time Michael Jordan, and also being there growing up and watching him with the Lakers, but I got nothing for him,” James said of Jackson.Knicks star player Carmelo Anthony said he understands why James would be upset at Jackson’s use of the word “posse”.“I would never want to hear that word about me and my — I don’t want to say crew — but people that I consider family or people that I come up (with), been through thick and thin with,” Anthony said Tuesday.“I’d want to be called a tight-knit group or family. That’s what I consider those close people to me.”The Cavaliers play the Knicks at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 7. EDITORS’ PICK 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “Spoelstra has to text Riley and say, ‘What do I do in this situation?’” Jackson said.“And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers, ‘You are on the plane. You are with this team.’ You can’t hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.”James said Tuesday he was upset over Jackson’s comments, especially the use of the word “posse” to characterize his business associates which he took as a racial jab.“We see the success that we have, but then there is always someone that lets you know still how far we still have to go as African-Americans,” James said.“If you go and read the definition of what the word ‘posse’ is, it’s not what I’ve built over my career,” James said.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img read more

Open forum to be held on family respite hub project

first_imgPlans are being explored to turn a property in Ballyshannon into a respite home for families in the north west.Local families are being asked for their advice and input into the independent, community-led project at a workshop on Tuesday 16th October.The large property in Ballyshannon is being made available by an anonymous family who is offering the building and grounds to possibly become a centre of care for families with special needs. The kind-hearted mission, led by Sligo woman Gabrielle Finan, was recently brought into the public domain after the HSE backed out from delivering funding and support.The dream is that the building will provide for families who have children with life-limiting conditions and high-complex needs across CHO 1 HSE area.Ms Finan said the building could be a ‘tremendous asset for families’ and is asking for public opinion on how best to use it. An open forum will be held on Tuesday 16th October in the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny at 11am-1pm. Families are invited to come and share their ideas on whether they want the building to be a pediatric hospice, respite/medical care facility, independent living centre or holiday location, or other.Families who have a member with an illness and/or disability is the inspiration behind this venture and the people at the centre of Gabrielle’s passion.If you would like to get involved or help support the project, please contact Gabrielle Finan or attend the exchanging ideas workshop.Email- Gabriellefinan@hotmail.com Open forum to be held on family respite hub project was last modified: October 15th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Calendars & The Consumer Cloud: Still Too Messy

first_imgrichard macmanus Tags:#Apple#cloud computing#Series#The Consumer Cloud#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Yesterday we started a new series about the Consumer Cloud, defined as an online repository for your content and applications. These services, such as Apple’s new iCloud and Amazon’s Cloud Drive, are becoming increasingly important in the multi-device world we live in.One of the applications for which the Consumer Cloud is particularly relevant is the calendar. Unless you still carry around a paper diary, you likely use a digital calendar service such as Google Calendar, Apple iCal or Microsoft Outlook. You probably want to access your calendar while you’re out and about, for example on your smartphone or tablet. While there are many ways to sync your calendar to your various devices, they’re typically fairly technical or fiddly to set up. In this post we’ll explore how calendar sync has evolved… or has it?Oops, Apple Hasn’t Got This Right YetIf you use Apple’s new iCloud, you have an option to turn on calendar sync. But the user experience is less than ideal. In fact it’s downright messy. I use Google Calendar for my personal and work lives. The first problem I experienced with iCloud is that you have to choose between iCloud and Google Calendar sync. iCloud won’t let you integrate the two. In other words, if you turn on iCloud to sync calendars – it will only sync iCal ones.I was frankly confused by this at first, because when I had iCloud turned on to sync calendars I noticed a bunch of my old iCal calendars – that I’d long ago stopped using – show up on my iPhone and iPad (see screenshot to the right). What’s more, they began to send me notifications on those devices! I eventually figured out that iCloud calendar sync was useless for me, as I was using Google Calendar and iCloud doesn’t support it. So I turned off iCloud sync for calendars.That meant I had to set up Google Calendar separately on each device that I own. I’d actually already done that a while ago. But the point is I thought iCloud would replace that process, so future devices would be easier to sync. It didn’t.I wasn’t the only one to have problems with iCloud and calendars. Danny Sullivan blogged about his experiences trying to merge Outlook and Google Calendar with iCloud. Sullivan concluded that for calendaring, “iCloud isn’t solving my cross-platform issue at all.” Indeed, he felt it is “more invasive” than Google’s calendar sync.Other SolutionsThere are other ways to sync calendars. For example ReadWriteWeb webmaster Jared Smith uses ActiveSync, a Microsoft technology, to sync iCal with Google calendar.I asked my Google+ followers which calendar they use and if/how they sync it. Most people do sync across devices, but their methods vary.Bob Adams commented that he uses Google for his personal calendar and Microsoft Exchange at work. He said that both are “merged on my Android calendar app.”Rob Michael’s comment is more proof that Apple hasn’t figured calendar sync out yet. “I started syncing calendars/contacts on my PalmPilot,” said Michael, “then moved to Mac iCal/ AddressBk for syncing to iPhone. Now I’ve moved everything to Google Cal and access/ sync via Android/browser cloud. I love Google’s offline functionality too. In some ways, the old Palm Pilot is my favorite for its ease of use and speed. My least favorite was the iPhone set-up.”Lest we forget, there are other calendars out there other than by Apple, Google and Microsoft. Hubert Wagner commented that he uses Lotus Notes calendar, which he said is “available on my laptop via Lotus Notes and browser [and] Notes Traveler and browser on Android.”Ahhh, if it were only this easy… Apple’s marketing of iCloud for calendars.Calendar Sync Still a Work In ProgressWhat all of these solutions – including iCloud – have in common is that they require a bit of technical set-up. None of these calendar sync solutions is the kind of simple, painless sync that Consumer Cloud services should be providing.Google has the best solution so far, because it’s all hosted in the cloud to begin with. Unlike Apple’s iCal or Microsoft’s Outlook. But other than on Android, which it has a large degree of control over, Google is reliant on device software from the likes of Apple and Microsoft. Apple does allow sync of Google Calendar onto its devices, but as mentioned above it’s a fiddly process and needs to be set up separately on each device.Perhaps one day iCloud and other consumer cloud services will make it a simple, one time only process to set up calendar sync across all devices. But that day is not here yet. Let us know your thoughts on calendar sync in the comments. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Philly’s Got Jazz: December Picks Of Jam Sessions And Gigs

first_img Sundays Jazz Brunch with Victor North 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant 1516 Sansom Street, 2nd Floor Get your day started off right with good food and music. Jam Session with Luke O’Reilly 9:00 p.m. – midnight Flying Carpet Cafe 1841 Poplar Street Luke O’Reilly, keys; Jason Fraticelli, bass; Khary Shaheed, drums. Insider tip: No cover. Wednesdays Joanna Pascale Quartet 6: 00 – 9:00 p.m. Sole Food (in the Loews Hotel) 1200 Market Street Vocalist Joanna Pascale with sidemen often including pianist Tom Lawton and saxophonist Tim Warfield. Insider tip: No cover. Wednesdays Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble Jam Session 9: 00 p.m. – midnight Relish 7152 Ogontz Avenue Open jam session with Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble: Warren Oree (bass), Umar Raheem (saxophone), Frank Butrey (guitar), Greg “Ju-Ju” Jones (drums), Doug “Pablow” Edwards (congas & percussion) Sunday Jam Session with Rob Henderson 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. LaRose Jazz Club 5531 Germantown Avenue Open jam session with drummer Rob Henderson and a different pianist & bassist each week. Insider tip: There is a $5 cover. Eddie Jones Organ Trio 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Bob & Barbara’s 1509 South Street Eddie Jones, drums; Rich Budesa, organ; Kelvin Nathaniel, guitar 23rd St. Jam Session 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. 23rd St. Cafe 233 N. 23rd Street Open jam session with Father John D’Amico, piano; Kenny Davis, bass; Big Jim Dofton, drums. Insider tip: No cover. Weekly Jam Sessions Mondays Back in Time – Open Mic with Luke O’Reilly 9:00 p.m. Time 1315 Sansom Street Every Monday evening, Luke O’Reilly hosts the “Back in Time Soul Sessions” – bringing together the worlds of jazz,  hip-hop, soul and gospel.  It’s a great way to kick off the week or extend the weekend. Insider tip: This has a $5 cover. Lucky Thompson & the Budesa Bros. Jam Session 8:00 p.m. – midnight Elena’s Soul 4912 Baltimore Avenue Open jam session with Lucky Thompson (drums), Rich Budesa (organ), & Rob Budesa (guitar). Insider tip: No cover. Tony Catastrophe’s Jam Session 9:00 p.m. Triumph Brewing Company 117 Chestnut Street An eclectic jam session hosted by drummer Tony Catastrophe. Open to all musicians, singer/songwrit​ers, drummers, shredders. All styles are welcome. Insider tip: No cover. Gigs: Where To Catch Me Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band Tuesdays in November 7-10pm            Chris’s Jazz Café 1421 Sansom Street We perform every Tuesday during the month of November.  The Captain Black Big Band returns to the location where they recorded their debut Grammy-nominated recording. Insider fact: The band is going into the studio to record their sophomore project in November- so brace yourself for a month’s worth of partying! Insider tip: There is a $10 cover. Students receive a $5 table credit when you show your valid student ID. Chris’ Jazz Cafe(Photo by L. Whitaker for GPTMC) Blue Monday Jam Session with Tony Williams 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. LaRose Jazz Club 5531 Germantown Avenue Open jam session featuring saxophonist Tony Williams. Weekly Gigs Mondays Lucas Brown 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Prime Rib 1701 Locust Street Solo piano with Lucas Brown It’s that time again for my picks of jazz jam sessions and gigs happening in Philly. Check out everything that Philly has going on this month. Thursdays Organ Jam Session with Eddie Jones 10:00 p.m. Twilite Lounge 700 S. 20th Street Eddie Jones (drums) and friends. Insider tip: No cover. Brass Heaven 8:00 p.m. – midnight Warmdaddy’s 1400 Columbus Boulevard Internationally acclaimed trombonist, producer and Hidden Beach recording artist Jeff Bradshaw and his band blend hip-hop, soul, jazz and spirituals to create a unique and uplifting sound. Thursdays Joanna Pascale Quartet 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sole Food (in the Loews Hotel) 1200 Market Street Vocalist Joanna Pascale with sidemen often including pianist Tom Lawton and saxophonist Tim Warfield. Fridays Joanna Pascale Quartet 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sole Food (in the Loews Hotel) 1200 Market Street Vocalist Joanna Pascale with sidemen often including pianist Tom Lawton and saxophonist Tim Warfield. The Crowd Pleasers 9:30 p.m. Bob & Barbara’s 1509 South Street This trio has been performing at Bob and Barbara’s for years and are known for pleasing the crowd. Tuesdays Jazz Casual with Tom Moon & Friends 8:00- 11:30 p.m. Milkboy Philly 1100 Chestnut Street Open jam session Tom Moon (tenor sax) and friends.  Insider tip: This has a $5 cover.last_img read more

Roger Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her

first_img(AP) – President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun.Stone and his lawyers filed a notice Monday night saying Stone recognized “the photograph and comment today was improper and should not have been posted.”Earlier Monday, Stone posted a photo of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson with what appeared to be crosshairs near her head.Stone later said that the picture had been “misinterpreted” and that any suggestion he intended to threaten Jackson was “categorically false.”Stone is charged with lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering related to discussions he had during the 2016 election about WikiLeaks. He has denied guilt.last_img read more

A Hospital CIO Perspective on Precision Medicine

first_imgIn the below video interview, I talk with David Chou, Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer with Kansas City, Missouri-based Children’s Mercy HospitalOpens in a new window. In addition to his work at Children’s Mercy, he helps healthcare organizations transform themselves into digital enterprises.Chou previously served as a healthcare technology advisor with law firm Balch & Bingham and Chief Information Officer with the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also worked with the Cleveland Clinic to build a flagship hospital in Abu Dhabi, as well as working in for-profit healthcare organizations in California.Precision Medicine and Genomic Medicine are important topics for every hospital CIO to understand. In my interview with David Chou, he provides the hospital CIO perspective on these topics and offers insights into what a hospital organization should be doing to take part in and be prepared for precision and genomic medicine.Here are the questions I asked him if you’d like to skip to a specific topic in the video or check out the full video interview embedded below:What’s the CIO’s perspective on precision medicine and genomics?Opens in a new windowWhat do you need to do to prepare your organization for the shift to precision medicine?Opens in a new windowWhat are some examples of where precision medicine-based care is already a reality?Opens in a new windowWho should lead precision medicine efforts?Opens in a new windowWhere do you think precision medicine is headed? What should CIOs expect to see happen ten or 20 years down the road?Opens in a new windowAre smaller healthcare players going to be able to participate in precision medicine and automation, or will they be shut out?Opens in a new windowDo you think precision care and genomic medicine are going to become the standard?Opens in a new windowWhat’s the most exciting thing you see happening in precision medicine, and how are you going to take advantage of it?Opens in a new windowWhat’s your approach to balancing on-premise storage and cloud storage?Opens in a new windowWhat would say to someone who thinks that talk of precision medicine is all hype?Opens in a new window What are you doing in your organization when it comes to precision and genomic medicine?last_img read more

10 months agoWatford midfielder Doucoure: I grew up supporting PSG

first_imgWatford midfielder Doucoure: I grew up supporting PSGby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure admits he grew up supporting PSG.The Frenchman is being linked with a move to PSG this month.And he told RMC: “As a child, if I supported PSG? Yes, Paris has always been my heart club, I grew up in the Yvelines les Mureaux, so it’s my heart club and necessarily, every time I come back to Paris, it’s a pleasure to see my team again and my friends.”So inevitably Paris Saint Germain holds an important place in my heart.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_img Twitter Elli Raynai demos his VR production Made This Way: Redefining Masculinity. For much of the general public, augmented and virtual reality (AR/ and VR) are entertainment platforms that offer mere escape or diversion. Movies like Ready Player One or games like Pokemon GO only further that association.Yet entertainment is only a fraction of the VR marketplace. The technology that powers gaming headsets may have more lucrative applications in other industries, which might not be apparent at first glance.These other possibilities were on display on Monday, September 24, when the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) became a “trend safari” stop for attendees of the Toronto Future Festival. This event brought companies like IKEA, FedEx and Coca-Cola to the CFC to preview some of the latest AR/ VR tech from CFC Media Lab’s IDEABOOST-Network Connect startups. Advertisement “Virtual reality and augmented reality are big. As innovators, it’s important to know what’s going on to get a better grasp of where the future might be,” says Crocs Innovation Manager David Nicholson. From VR narratives like Irem Harnak and Elli Raynai’s Made This Way: Redefining Masculinity, to on-the-go AR gaming platforms like Albedo Informatics’ LARGE, the gathering not only showcased many different aspects of VR and AR as innovative. It also connected corporations directly with startups. Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Japan firms fined 34 million over maglev bidrigging

first_imgTwo major construction companies were Monday ordered to pay fines totalling more than $3 million for colluding to win contracts on Japan’s multi-billion-dollar maglev project. © 2018 AFP 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. Explore further Citation: Japan firms fined $3.4 million over maglev bid-rigging (2018, October 22) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-japan-firms-fined-million-maglev.htmlcenter_img Japan is investing trillions of yen in maglev—magnetic levitation—trains, which are scheduled to begin commercial service between Tokyo and Nagoya in central Japan in 2027 Japan firms face charges over alleged maglev bid-rigging The state-of-the-art maglev—magnetic levitation—trains are scheduled to begin commercial service between Tokyo and Nagoya in central Japan in 2027, later extending to the western hub of Osaka.The giant project, estimated to cost nine trillion yen ($86 billion) in total, has seen a host of firms compete for contracts ranging from tunnelling work to building stations.The Japan Fair Trade Commission brought charges against four companies in March for suspected anti-trust violations, accusing them of sharing estimated costs for construction work.On Monday, the Tokyo district court ordered one of those companies, Obayashi, to pay 200 million yen ($1.77 million) and a second, Shimizu, to pay 180 million yen.The case against the two other companies is still ongoing.Presiding judge Takumi Suzuki said the collusion had “prevented fair and free competition”, local media reported.”We accept the ruling and we will do our best to take preventive measures and other additional steps to regain trust promptly,” Obayashi said in a statement.Shimizu described the collusion as “regrettable”.Maglev trains will run at 500 kilometres per hour (310 miles per hour), roughly twice as fast as the current bullet trains in Japan.A maglev train clocked a new world speed record in a 2015 test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometres per hour mark.last_img read more

Boeing plane skids into Florida river in crashlanding no fatalities

first_img © 2019 AFP A Boeing 737 skidded off a runway into a river after crash-landing during a lightning storm in Florida on Friday, officials said, with terrified passengers all safely evacuated to shore from the stricken jet’s wings. Ethiopia crash investigation needs ‘considerable’ time: minister Explore further The plane was carrying 143 people including crew from Guantanamo Bay in Cubacenter_img 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. The plane carrying 143 people including crew from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba slammed into shallow water next to a naval air station in Jacksonville after a hard landing that saw the plane bounce and swerve down the runway, passengers said.No fatalities or critical injuries were reported.”As we went down … the plane bounced and screeched and bounced more and lifted to the right and then it lifted to the left,” Cheryl Bormann, a defense attorney who was on board the flight, told CNN.”And then it sort of swerved and then it came to a complete crash stop.”Some oxygen masks deployed and overhead lockers flew open during the landing, she added. Twenty-one adults were taken to local hospitals, but none were critically injured, Jacksonville sheriff’s office said on Twitter. Others were treated for minor injuries at the scene. Captain Michael Connor, commanding officer at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, told a news conference early Saturday it was a “miracle” no more serious injuries or fatalities had occurred.”We could be talking about a different story this evening, so I think there’s a lot to say about, you know, the professionalism of the folks that helped the passengers off the airplane … it very well could be worse,” he said.All 136 passengers and seven aircrew on board had been accounted for, NAS Jacksonville said in a statement.However, there were fears for a number of pet animals travelling in the plane’s luggage compartment. The pets had “not been retrieved yet due to safety issues with the aircraft”, NAS Jacksonville said in an update on Facebook Saturday.’Lightning and thunder’Images showed the Miami Air International plane lying partially submerged in water after the crash-landing, with its nose cone missing.Passengers in life vests were instructed to clamber onto the wings of the jet before being transported to shore aboard inflatable life rafts, Bormann said.”We couldn’t tell where we were, a river or an ocean. There was rain coming down. There was lightning and thunder. We stood on that wing for a significant period of time,” she told CNN.Navy security and emergency response personnel including some 90 firefighters attended the scene.Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry tweeted that the White House had called to offer assistance as the situation was developing.”All alive and accounted for. Our Fire and Rescue teams are family to all,” said Curry.Teams were working to control jet fuel spilling into the St Johns River, he added.The “Rotator” flight from the US base in Cuba carries passengers including military personnel and family members.The National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday a team was being sent to investigate the incident. Boeing said it was aware of the incident and providing technical assistance to the agency as it conducts its probe.The plane involved was a Boeing 737-800, in operation for 18 years, according to website FlightRadar24.US aerospace giant Boeing is under scrutiny following two crashes that killed a total of 346 passengers and crew and grounded its newer 737 MAX planes worldwide.Both a Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October, and March’s Ethiopian Airlines crash outside Addis Ababa, occurred shortly after takeoff. Citation: Boeing plane skids into Florida river in crash-landing, no fatalities (2019, May 4) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-boeing-plane-skids-florida-river.htmllast_img read more