30 Sep

Its Official Rory McIlroy Has Goods To Be Next

For years, Tiger Woods dominated golf and anyone who came along as he predecessor, he demolished. As Woods returns to form – and he is playing outstanding again – he has finally met his golfing match.Rory McIlroy has, in the last several weeks, solidified himself as the No. 1 player in the world. More than that, at just 23, he has made a case for being the new dominant force in the sport.Sunday, McIlroy eclipsed the strongest field of the year – a field that included Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Lee Westwood, et al – shooting a final-round 67 for a two-shot win.It was McIlroy’s second straight win in two weeks, making him the first to do so since Woods in 2009. He’s won three of his last four tournaments – including the PGA Championshp for his second major. He is a remarkable 53-under par in those wins.”He’s going out there and is up near the lead and posts a good number,” Woods said. ”He’s doing the things he needs to do, and as he said, he’s feeling very confident about his game. Right now he’s just really played well, and he’s making a ton of putts. That’s a great combo.”Woods and McIlroy have been spending a lot of time together in the last month – whether they’re in the same group on the golf course, as they have been four times during the playoffs and will be again for the opening round of the Tour Championship; in TV interviews together; in the interview room, where one is behind a microphone and the other waiting his turn in the back of the room; or at lunch after the pro-am.McIlroy from Northern Ireland said he recalls vividly watching Woods do as he is doing now.”I think I’ve always had an appreciation for what Tiger did over the years,” McIlroy said. ”The more you put yourself in this position, and the more you win, and the more you pick up trophies, it becomes normal, and it feels like this is what you’re supposed to do. I’m sure that’s how he felt when he was on that run, and how he still feels. He still won three times this year.”Part of McIlroy’s success is that he seems humble.”I don’t think I’m quite there yet,” he said. ”But I’m getting to that stage where I’m thinking, ‘This is what I should be doing. I should be lifting a trophy at the end of the week.’ It’s been great. The last four weeks, five weeks have been incredible, some of the best golf that I’ve ever played. I’m going to try and keep the run going for as long as possible.” read more

30 Sep

Kobe Bryant Turns To Magic Johnson For Lakers Advice

Kobe Bryant is so concerned about the state of affairs with his struggling Los Angeles Lakers that he reached out to another champion, Magic Johnson, for guidance on how to handle the drama.After seeing the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall with his family, Bryant called Johnson and said the conversation was “very helpful. . .“We just talked about some of the experiences he went through and some of the systematic changes that he had to go through after Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar) retired and how he kind of managed through that and how he dealt with that,” Bryant said to the media after the Lakers shootaround in preparation for their game against the New York Knicks on Thursday.Bryant was guarded about the specifics of the conversation, saying, “The advice I get from Magic, Michael (Jordan) and those guys, that’s always sacred. That’s going to the mountain top and talking to Buddha, know what I mean? That’s privileged information.”Johnson expressed his displeasure with the way coach Mike D’Antoni has used all-star big man Pau Gasol, said it “doesn’t make sesnes.”  A 7-footer with immense talent in the low post, D’Antoni has him playing on the perimeter mostly, which means the team has not been maximizing his skill set.Bryant remained relatively calm after the Lakers lost their fifth in six games at lowly Cleveland Tuesday night. But the fact that he called on Johnson speaks to his concern at his team’s 9-15 record going into Madison Square Garden.It would help Bryant and the Lakers if point guard Steve Nash could get healthy. He has missed all but one game with a leg injury that still will require another two weeks to heal, he said.“He’s getting closer,” D’Antoni said of Nash. “He worked out pretty well today. We see some flickers at the end of the tunnel.”Then he added: “He hasn’t progressed that far. But we’re getting closer. I just don’t want to build up expectations and he has a little setback and then everybody goes crazy. It’s going to be a whille. But a while, I don’t know what that is.” read more

17 Sep

Remembering 911 Remembering Conrad Howell

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 9, 2016 – This weekend, we also remember the tragedy of 9-11, 15 years later and our own September 11th tragedy in the mysterious death of pastor, preacher, broadcast show host, husband, father, brother and so much more, but notably the author of the country’s National Song – This land of Ours – Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell.  It was one year ago on September 11 that Howell went missing; a cadaver dog aided in the search where scores of residents turned out to find missing Howell.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:remembering 9/11, remembering Rev. Conrad Howellcenter_img Rev was found on Saturday September 12, his body was in bushes not too far away from his home in the Blue Mountain area.  While Police ruled the death not a homicide, residents rejected the notion of a suicide.last_img read more

17 Sep

Poway developer breaks ground on new downtown development

first_imgPoway developer breaks ground on new downtown development Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:32 PM KUSI Newsroom August 20, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Official renderings of “Outpost”SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Local real estate developer Capexco broke ground Monday on a $35 million mixed-use development in downtown Poway.The new development, named Outpost, is located on a 1.58-acre parcel of land and is expected to include 53 residential units, an urban food hall and a 20,000-square-foot fitness center by Crunch Fitness.Outpost is the first development under the updated Poway Road Specific Plan, which the Poway City Council approved in December 2017. Poway Mayor Steve Vaus and the city council approved the Outpost project in March; it is expected to be completed by fall 2019.Trent Claughton, president and CEO of Poway-based Capexco, said Outpost is named as such because he sees Poway as a destination for all of San Diego County.“Outpost marks an important milestone in Poway’s history that we hope will become a model for revitalization and creating a walkable downtown district for Poway,” Claughton said. “It brings needed housing and compelling new food and fitness concepts to Poway in a vibrant live, play and work mixed- use development.”Outpost will be comprised of three buildings that will house the project’s amenities, a pedestrian paseo between buildings, outdoor seeing, a patio above the food hall and underground parking.“This project will be a catalyst for achieving” the city’s dream of creating a town center, Vaus said. “Outpost will offer new places to live, work and play while helping fuel the city’s economy.” Posted: August 20, 2018last_img read more

14 Sep

3 Things You Need To Know About PwCs Magazine Media Outlook

first_imgDigital growth is coming, but its still far from becoming the central pillar of magazine media, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook. Change Is Slow: While a few consumer magazines already rely on digital for a majority of their revenue, most of the industry still relies heavily on print—PwC’s data suggests print ads will generate roughly 3- or 4-times more revenue than digital will this year. It’s not surprising that the print-digital revenue mix is changing over time, but it’ll continue to happen gradually through 2019. Even five-years down the road, print revenue will still account for nearly two-thirds of ad spending. Here’s what publishers need to know: Digital Editions Don’t Matter: Consumer magazines get almost all their circulation revenue from print, and that’s not about to change. Even as the world gets inundated with devices—PwC forecasts that smartphone ownership will double by 2019—digital editions will still only generate a small fraction of what print does. B2B Should Be Abroad: Total magazine revenue will track upward through 2019, largely on the strength of a 1.5-percent compound annual growth rate in trade magazines, spurred by performance in foreign markets. B2B media thrives in growing economies as companies look to enhance market intel, and countries like Peru and China, the report says, will see the fastest growth in total trade magazine revenue, with CAGRs of 8.5 percent and 8.3 percent, respectively. Overall, the industry is rebounding from several years of declines, and is expected to increase total global revenue in each of the next five years, topping out at $97.42 billion in 2019, up from $95.33 billion last year. Now in its 16th year, the report provides a five-year forecast based on advertiser and consumer spending data and commentary. (Interestingly, the report argues that ebooks will have an easier time than digital magazines in displacing print predecessors. In countries with high tablet penetration, like the U.S., ebooks will make up more than 40 percent of total book revenue by 2019.)last_img read more

10 Sep

Brand new Lego Movie 2 toy sets revealed before New York Toy

first_img 17 Photos Tags See Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon sets over nearly 20 years Lego Movie 2 star Chris Pratt gets meta with Chris Pratt minifigs Lego Movie 2’s Apocalypseburg set overflows with whopping 3,000 pieces Lego bricks outshine gold bars as investments, study finds spacepalaceEnlarge ImageQueen Watevra’s “So-Not-Evil” Space Palace. Lego Queen Watevra’s “So-Not-Evil” Space Palace, which has 995 pieces, retails for $100 (around £78, AU$140). The bubble-looking Space Palace set includes minifigures for Bachelor Batman, Celeste, Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi and the Royal Guard. The multi-level palace set also features a rotating top section with a detachable rocket plus opening pods. There’s even a smoothie maker and a DJ booth.The 691-piece Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa Lego set retails for $70 (around £54, AU$98), and comes with figures for Benny, Washed-out Wyldstyle, Balthazar, Unikitty, Flaminga, Eight, Archimedes and Balthazar vampire bat.spaEnlarge ImageShimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa Lego The Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa also has revolving wall for Balthazar to transform into a vampire bat — plus a hot tub, a massage table and more.All three sets will be available in stores this spring. Build Emmet’s Triple-Decker Couch Mech as scene in Lego Movie 2. Lego When a film is all about Lego like Lego Movie 2 it’s bound to inspire plenty of Lego kits. Previously, we’ve seen the whopping 3,000-piece Apocalypseburg set, and now there are more sets on the way.Lego Group announced on Tuesday, in advance of its presence at New York Toy Fair, three new Lego Movie 2 sets. The new sets include Emmet’s Triple-Decker Couch Mech, Queen Watevra’s “So-Not-Evil” Space Palace and Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa. Fans can build Emmet’s Triple-Decker Couch Mech as seen in Lego Movie 2. The 322-piece Lego set retails for $30 (around £23, AU$42). The couch set comes with various figures including Emmet, Sweet Mayhem and a brand new Unikitty as Rampage Kitty figure. Share your voicecenter_img 1 Toys and Tabletop Games TV and Movies More Lego Comment Legolast_img read more

10 Sep

ZF wants to put airbags on the outside of your car

first_img Post a comment 2019 BMW X2 M35i review: A fun, potent little crossover More From Roadshow 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata review: Club life isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK Tags 0center_img Share your voice It’s not unusual for a car to have a half-dozen or more airbags these days, everywhere from side-pillars to seatbelts. With little room left for more inside the cabin, ZF is working on a concept for an airbag that goes outside the car to protect against one of the most dangerous types of crashes: side impacts. A side-impact collision, where a car is either struck by another from the side or slides sideways into an object, poses great threats to the car’s occupants because the crumple zones are so small compared to the front or the rear. Side-curtain airbags inside the cabin help to protect occupants after the collision, but ZF’s concept airbags would actually deploy before the crash and create a crucial buffer. According to ZF, the system uses cameras, radar and lidar to identify an unavoidable crash, all the sorts of systems commonly found on autonomous vehicles. Once detected, the system triggers in just 150 milliseconds, inflating a large bag from beneath the car that stretches between the A and C pillars. The result, ZF says, is a significant reduction in the amount of force transferred to the occupants, potentially reducing injury or even, in the case of a small fender-bender, preventing damage to the car. No word on when we might see these deployed on the road, but with more and more production cars including advanced sensing systems like those required here, it may be only a few years off.  2019 Lexus LS 500h review: Full-size hybrid offers luxury with tradeoffs Auto Techlast_img read more

5 Sep

Uber launches UberRUSH an ondemand delivery service to disrupt transportation sector

first_imgUber, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company which has been making deep inroads into the Indian taxi sector, has unveiled its future, an on-demand delivery service called UberRUSH.With the launch of UberRUSH, the company is forging ahead with its strategy to disrupt and re-engineer the transportation sector, first in the United States, and then across the globe. The idea is to dominate every segment of the transportation industry.UberRUSH was unveiled to operate in San Francisco, New York and Chicago. Since last summer, Uber has been experimenting with pilot programmes of the delivery programme,  when it partnered with a handful of New York City-based businesses, including Rent The Runway, Birchbox and Baublebar, according to entrepreneur. com.UberRUSH will pick up and deliver everything from a meal to an item of clothing to a bouquet of flowers. Deliveries are made by foot, bike messenger and car, depending on the location and delivery, entrepreneur.com reports. The company is especially targeting small businesses and gives them hope that access to more customers is possible without having to own or manage their own delivery fleets.In a blog post announcing its new service, Uber said “If every local business delivered, we’d all save time and energy. But most simply can’t. Day-to-day operations are already complicated and delivery can cause all sorts of logistical headaches.”Uber will vary its pricing city by city. In New York, for instance, a delivery that travels less than 1 mile costs $5.50 and each additional mile is $2.50. In San Francisco, deliveries start at $6 within a mile and each additional mile costs $3, entrepreneur.com reported.Uber is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the launch of UberRUSH. entrepreneur.com notes that what started out as UberCab in San Francisco has grown into a beast in the transportation world. The company now operates in 300 cities in 58 countries, has more than 1 million drivers working on its platform and is valued at more than $40 billion, with some new estimates reportedly stretching as high north as $50 billion. Uber’s founder and CEO Travis Kalanick has become a billionaire five times over. He is currently worth $5.3 billion.last_img read more

3 Sep

Pakistan sniff victory after removing Taylor

first_imgPakistani captain and wicketerkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed (2R) and teammates make an appeal against New Zealand batsman BJ Watling (C) during the fourth day of the second Test cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on 27 November, 2018. Photo: AFPSpinner Bilal Asif removed menacing Ross Taylor to bring Pakistan within six wickets of a series-levelling victory in the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday.Asif had Taylor caught off an uppish sweep for 82 before New Zealand reached 222-4 at lunch on the fourth day, still needing 106 runs to avoid an innings defeat.At the break, Henry Nicholls, who successfully reviewed a second-ball leg-before decision on nought, was unbeaten on 31 with BJ Watling 16 not out.New Zealand lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test by four runs in Abu Dhabi.Taylor smashed seven boundaries and a six during his aggressive 128-ball knock and added a valuable 80 runs for the third wicket with Tom Latham who fell for 50.New Zealand were forced to follow-on after superb bowling by leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who took 8-41 to dismiss them for a paltry 90 on Monday.Resuming at 131-2 Taylor smashed medium pacer Hasan Ali’s first ball of the day to cover boundary to reach his 29th half century in Tests.Before this knock Taylor had managed just 21 runs in the three innings of this series.Latham completed his 15th Test fifty with a single but was caught behind off Hasan after Paul Reiffel consulted television umpire Ian Gould for a fair catch.Latham hit four boundaries.last_img read more

3 Sep

Woman detained with 1000 yaba tablets

first_imgyaba. File PhotoPolice arrested a woman with 1000 yaba tablets, four bottles of phensidyl at Kukna village in sadar upazila here on Sunday night.The arrestee is Mita Begum, 26, of the area.Tariqul Islam, additional superintendent of Magura police, said on secret information that Mita had brought 1,000 yaba tablets and four bottles of phensidyl from Jashore, police conducted a drive at 8:00pm at the house of Mohiuddin and arrested Mita.A case was filed.last_img