OnePlus 5 name confirmed, Oxygen OS 4.1.3 arrives for OnePlus 3T

first_imgWhile rumours have already indicated that the successor to the OnePlus 3T will be called the OnePlus 5, a new report has all but confirmed it as a fact. A OnePlus smartphone with the model number A5000 has just been spotted on China’s Radio Regulation Authority’s database.The OnePlus 3 had the model number A3000 and the OnePlus 3T had the model number A3010. Thus, going by the company’s naming standards, a model number of A5000 clearly points towards the name OnePlus 5. The name OnePlus 4 is being skipped due to the fact that the number 4 in Chinese is considered bad luck  as it sounds like the Mandarin Chinese word for death.Name aside, the OnePlus 5 is said to be quite a comprehensive update over its predecessor. Previous rumours point towards the device coming with a mammoth 8GB of RAM, the Snapdragon 835 SoC, the Adreno 540 GPU, upto 256GB of internal storage and a 3,000mAh battery.Also Read: Airtel Internet TV marries the old with the new in a seamless mannerAdditionally, the device is expected to sport a QuadHD display, a bezel-less design like the one found on the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 and a dual camera setup at the back. The device is rumoured to launch in the second half of the year for under 500 dollars.Oxygen OS 4.1.3 rolling out for OnePlus 3/3TThere is good news for existing OnePlus 3 and 3T owners as well. OnePlus has begun the roll out of the Oxygen OS 4.1.3 update which brings with it a host of bug fixes and improvements such as a fix for the Instagram swiping bug and a fix for hardware button malfunctions.advertisementThe update comes hot on the heels of the Oxygen OS 4.1.0 update which brought Android 7.1.1 to both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The update included several bug fixes and new features such as improved Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, expanded screenshots and blur reduction while shooting pictures.The Oxygen OS 4.1.3 will be rolled out in a phased manner. If you don’t get the OTA update right away, don’t worry as it may take a few days to reach your smartphone. You can also check for updates manually if you do not want to wait for the OTA notification.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy A7 vs OnePlus 3T: It’s a fight between David and Goliathlast_img read more

In the Money: 7 Mansions to Splurge on When You Win the Lottery

first_img Next 1 of 3 Previous 1 of 3 Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms If mountain living is more your speed, there is nowhere more beautiful to settle down than the Swiss Alps. Featuring several stone terraces for taking in the mountain views, an indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, a massive great room, and six bedrooms, this Swiss Ski Chalet located in Villars-sur-Ollon is over 20,000 square feet of pure luxury. With easy access to skiing in the winter and plenty of hiking trails in the summer, this is an ideal home for adventurous nature lovers.Live on Island Time for $19 Million… 1 of 3 Editors’ Recommendations Next If city living is for you, the 15th Floor of this West Chelsea high rise in New York is the perfect buy. A private elevator (complete with doorman) takes you straight up to the sprawling 8,300 square foot home which features jaw-dropping views of the Hudson River and Manhattan. High ceilings and oversized doorways speak to the grandeur of the residence which includes seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a gourmet kitchen. Of course, you’ll probably never leave the master suite with its corner bedroom and soaking tub with a window to the river.A Vineyard in Italy for $32.8 Million Previous Torre di Civita in Ravello, Italy is a wine lover’s dream home. A roomy 10,387 square feet, there’s space enough for you, your family, and all of your friends to live comfortably. With twelve bedrooms, fourteen bathrooms, a gym, orchards, a pool, and a tower with a 360 degree view of the surrounding landscape, the home (which once belonged to a prince) sits atop a cliff overlooking the Amalfi Coast. And of course the fact that it comes with its own vineyard adds major bonus points.Live Like Tarzan for $29.75 MillionSurrounded by the jungles of Costa Rica, Playa Barrigona is a property unlike any other. Consisting of 403 acres of dense foliage with three main villas, this tropical paradise was once owned by Mel Gibson. The homes are ideally situated to see above the treetops and provide stunning ocean views. Along with the three villas, Playa Barrigona includes a pool and a private beach. If disappearing into the jungle is your ultimate dream, this is the property for you.The Ultimate Mountain Cabin for $20.7 Million Located in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, California, Rana Creek Ranch is the perfect spot for anyone looking to live out their very own Western. At a whopping 14,000 acres with room for 400 head of cattle to graze, this property requires a full time staff to maintain it. Not to worry, staff housing is already on site, along with the main home, agricultural buildings, guest houses, and of course a private airstrip because you’re a millionaire and that’s just how you live now.A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky for $36.5 Million Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Next Next For most people who dream of hitting the lottery, packing up and moving to a tropical island is the ultimate dream. Few islands offer a more luxurious lifestyle than St. Barts. A playground for celebrities and the uber rich, you can be among them at Villa Bel Esprit. With just four bedrooms and six bathrooms, this home is no mansion. But that won’t matter when you take in the views of Lorient Bay from the covered pavilions. Surrounded by lush, tropical greenery, the villa is the perfect island retreat for a newly minted millionaire.… Or Buy a Whole Island for $14.9 MillionShockingly, Petra Island – complete with Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home – is the cheapest property on the list. The heart-shaped island located in Mahopac, New York, is 11 acres and includes a 6,000 square foot home. With just seven bedrooms and three and a half baths, this home may be on the smaller side, but what it lacks in space it makes up for in its helipad. That’s right, you’ll save so much money when you buy this private island that you’ll be able to splurge on a helicopter to go with it.And if you’re just not lucky enough to win anything more than a few thousand bucks, hey, no worries: you can stay in Pablo Escobar’s Fromer Mexican Mansion, which is now a luxury hotel. Next 6 Amazing Northeast Waterfront Homes Where You Can Summer Like a Celebrity Previous 1 of 3 With the Powerball jackpot sitting at $50,000,000, it’s tempting to buy a ticket (or ten) and cross your fingers you beat the odds to become one of the lucky few who hit it big. But what to do with those winnings? We’ve got seven homes worth splurging on when you become an instant millionaire.Cowboy Up at this Ranch for $45 Million 1 of 3 Previous Previous For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner For Sale: The Stunning Bahamian Island Where Fyre Festival Didn’t Happenlast_img read more

Gems jewellery exports dip 848 in AprilJuly this fiscal

first_imgNew Delhi: Gems and jewellery exports declined by 8.48 per cent to $9.7 billion during April-July this fiscal, mainly on account of slowdown in demand in major developed markets. According to data from the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), exports stood at $10.6 billion in the same period of 2018-19. The labour-intensive sector contributes about 15 per cent to the country’s overall exports. The decline in shipments is mainly due to negative growth in the export of cut and polished diamonds, coloured gem stones, and gold jewellery. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAccording to the data, cut and polished diamonds exports contracted 17.5 per cent. Similarly outbound shipments of coloured gem stones dipped by 10 per cent during the first four months of the fiscal. Exports of gold jewellery declined by 4.8 per cent to $4 billion. But, exports of gold medallions and coins grew to $309 million during the period under review. India’s main export destinations are the US, Europe, Japan and China. America accounts for about one-fourth of the country’s total gems and jewellery exports. The gems and jewellery exports declined 5.32 per cent to $30.96 billion in 2018-19.last_img read more

Posting video in social media landed two criminals in police net

first_imgNew Delhi: Two criminals landed in police net after they posted their birthday celeberation video on social networking sites. The investigating agency with the help of video traced them. Police identified the accused as Prateek Chhabra (31) and Nikhil Chauhan (20). They were nabbed after brief chase near Nagar Van Park in Sagarpur. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Devender Arya said that during interrogation it was revealed that accused Prateek Chhabra was an absent bad character (BC) since March 26 and declared proclaimed offender (P.O) of Jagatpuri police station from June 27. He was previously found involved in seven cases of various crime heads. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder DCP Arya further added that both of them used to brandish weapons and used to post their photographs and videos with weapons on various social networking sites to threat their targets. They recently posted a video of birthday on a social networking site celebration on September 6, in which they cut the cake with a pistol covered by a plastic paper and served the cake on pistol for eating. This video was intercepted by the technical team of Special staff and both were nabbed.last_img read more

BC casino accused of profiling Drake says it stands against racism

first_imgVANCOUVER – A Vancouver casino says it “categorically” stands against racism after Drake accused it of “profiling” him.In a post on Instagram, the Toronto rapper called Parq Vancouver “the worst run business” he has ever witnessed.He says the casino did not allow him to gamble, despite his providing “everything they originally asked” him for.Drake didn’t elaborate and his representatives declined to comment further.Following Drake’s post, Parq Vancouver’s website was flooded with negative comments, with one user saying, “It’s 2018 not 1945.”In a pair of statements on Saturday that did not name Drake, the casino first said it was “actively investigating” the incident, then apologized for what it called “the experience our customer had.”“We are operating in one of the most complex, highly regulated industries and are always looking to better our communication and customer service,” casino president Joe Brunini said in a statement.“We are constantly improving our communications process to ensure that these new regulations are better understood by all guests.”Under rules that took effect in January, casinos in B.C. are required “to gather detailed information on the source of player funds for all transactions of $10,000 or more,” according to the provincial gambling regulator.“Effective today, all cash and bank draft/certified cheque buy-ins for $10,000 or more, in one or more transactions within a 24-hour period, will require a source of funds receipt,” the British Corporation Lottery Corporation said in a statement Jan. 10.“The original receipt must be from the same day of the transaction and show the financial institution, branch number and account number.”In the wake of Drake’s allegations, Brunini said the casino was “committed to having a productive conversation to resolve this issue.“We categorically stand against racism of any kind. We are committed to providing a safe, secure and enjoyable experience for all,” he said.last_img read more

International donors conference could spur Haitis recovery says Ban

13 April 2009The international donors’ gathering for Haiti beginning today will kick off a process to help the impoverished Caribbean nation consolidate stability, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said. In a meeting earlier today with Haitian Prime Minister Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis, the two men discussed the conference hosted this afternoon and tomorrow by the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington.During these talks, the Secretary-General emphasized the fundamental importance of the gathering in demonstrating the international community’s commitment to work with the Haitian Government to help the country rebuild, said UN spokesperson Farhan Haq.Further, Mr. Ban, who is heading to Washington this afternoon to attend the conference, stressed that the reforms needed for the country to realize its economic potential must be implemented urgently.The two leaders also discussed the upcoming senatorial elections in Haiti and how to strengthen its institutions.During his visit to the country last month with former United States President Bill Clinton, the Secretary-General said that he saw reason for hope and optimism that the country will break out of its cycle of poverty, but that beyond international help, sustainable social and economic development is essential to Haiti’s success.In an opinion piece published in The New York Times on-line edition late last month, Mr. Ban appealed for investment in Haiti to allow the country to seize a “break-out opportunity for one of the poorest nations to lift itself toward a future of real economic prospects and genuine hope.”Haiti stands a better chance than almost any other emerging economy to not only weather the current economic storms but to prosper because of new US trade legislation, he wrote. HOPE II, as the act is known, offers Haiti duty-free, quota-free access to US markets for the next nine years. “No other nation enjoys a similar advantage,” Mr. Ban said. “This is a foundation to build on.”He has cited five interlinked challenges the country faces in securing stability: political dialogue extending State authority bolstering security the rule of law and human rights and socio-economic development.Last week, Hédi Annabi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Haiti, told the Security Council that security and development go hand in hand in the country and “if we are to succeed in our efforts, it is essential that there be an improvement in people’s daily lives, or at least a realistic hope of such an improvement.”Devastating successive hurricanes last summer have left $1 billion – equivalent to 15 per cent of Haiti’s gross domestic product (GDP) – of damage in their wake. The global recession has further eroded the country’s socio-economic situation, with remittances, which bring three times the amount of funds to Haiti as international aid, plummeting 14 per cent.To achieve growth and poverty reduction targets, partnership among the Government, international donors and the private sector is indispensable, Mr. Annabi told the Council in an open meeting. read more

Ban urges Madagascar parties to talk out differences as crisis continues

4 May 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called again on the parties in Madagascar to resume talks in an effort to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the Indian Ocean island nation. “The Secretary-General remains concerned with the continuing crisis in Madagascar, which has led to politically motivated arrests, escalating violence and the loss of lives. He appeals on the authorities to observe human rights and respect the rule of law,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.Following weeks of unrest, President Marc Ravalomanana resigned in early March, amid a dispute with the mayor of the capital, Antananarivo, Andry Rajoelina, who now leads the country. The UN, which has been advocating inclusive talks as the only way out of the crisis, has been trying to assist the country the efforts of Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Haile Menkerios and UN Senior Adviser Tiébilé Dramé. Mr. Dramé remains engaged with the African Union, the Southern African Development Community and other relevant partners to help facilitate a way of out the crisis, the statement noted. Reiterating that the only solution is the resumption of dialogue among all parties, Mr. Ban called on them to fulfil their commitment to resolve their differences within the framework of an inclusive process. “Such dialogue should aim at an agreement on the framework for the transition and the modalities for speedy, credible elections leading to a legitimate government.” read more

UNsupported vaccination drive targets thousands of Haitian children

An estimated 60,000 Haitian children under the age of five will receive life-saving vaccinations in a major immunization campaign that kicks off in the Caribbean country on Saturday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today.Routine immunization of children in Haiti was severely disrupted by the massive earthquake that struck on 12 January.Health facilities were damaged or destroyed, and interruptions to fuel and electricity had a major impact on health services, including the refrigeration system that supports storage and distribution of vaccines, according to UNICEF. Vaccination rates in Haiti were as low as 53 per cent even before the quake, the agency said.Children will receive vaccinations against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), measles, and rubella during the drive, which will be led by the Haitian health ministry with the support of UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).The campaign will supplement an ongoing programme that began in February and has already reached more than 220,000 children under the age of eight in 687 locations in camps for people displaced by the earthquake.Vitamin A supplements and de-worming treatment will also be provided at fixed vaccination centres and through outreach teams travelling to the most hard-to-reach communities.A total of 146 groups of vaccinators will work on the campaign, which is part of the Vaccination Week of the Americas – an annual initiative covering 44 countries and territories in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Similar campaigns got under way in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean region last Saturday.“Vaccination is the most cost-effective life-saver for children – but the human cost of not vaccinating a child is immeasurable,” said UNICEF Representative in Haiti Françoise Gruloos-Ackermans. “The concurrent vaccination efforts in Haiti and the Dominican Republic also emphasize the collaborative spirit embodied by the Vaccination Week of the Americas,” she added.UNICEF is providing vaccines, syringes and other equipment with financial assistance also provided by the agency and WHO.Meanwhile, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Nigel Fisher as his interim Deputy Special Representative for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), focusing on humanitarian affairs. The Canadian, who succeeds Kim Bolduc, will also serve as interim UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and as head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) within the country.Mr. Ban also appointed Kevin Kennedy, a United States and Irish national, as another Deputy Special Representative for MINUSTAH. Mr. Kennedy will serve as deputy to Special Representative Edmond Mulet. He succeeds Luiz Carlos da Costa, who was killed in the quake. 29 April 2010An estimated 60,000 Haitian children under the age of five will receive life-saving vaccinations in a major immunization campaign that kicks off in the Caribbean country on Saturday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today. read more

Nalaka De Silva reveals Zaharan Hashim was being monitored

Former Director of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Nalaka De Silva told the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks today that Zaharan Hashim was being monitored as far back as 2017.He said that his officers had earlier been focused only on the LTTE but after he took over he launched investigations into Muslim extremists. Nalaka De Silva said that the TID had been investigating Zaharan Hashim on his instructions. Nalaka De Silva said that there were concerns over Zaharan promoting the Islamic State using Facebook.“I had concerns Zaharan would influence young Muslims to engage in violence,” he said. He said that the IGP was also briefed on concerns over Zaharan Hashim since the latter part of 2017. Nalaka De Silva said that the TID felt Zaharan was a threat and should be arrested.  (Colombo Gazette) read more

Indian cricketers bat for UNICEFbacked orphans project in Zimbabwe

During a rare half day away from practice, and as part of the team’s tour of Zimbabwe, vice-captain Rahul Dravid, fast bowler Ifran Pathan, off spinner Harbhajan Singh and India’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe met with more than 100 orphans on the outskirts of the capital, Harare. There the players spoke with the children, and watched as they performed theatre and music aimed at HIV prevention and confidence building, before the players put on a coaching clinic for the youngsters. “These children are inspiring,” Mr. Dravid said. “I don’t know if they are Zimbabwe’s next test cricketers or not, but certainly given half a chance they can be the country’s next teachers and doctors.” The players were a huge hit for the orphans at the UNICEF-supported project, after which they accompanied a 14-year-old boy to his one-room home, where he is the head of the household. Both the boy’s parents have died, leaving him to care for his two siblings, seven and five. There are 50,000 such “child headed households” in Zimbabwe and hundreds of thousands across Southern Africa. More than one in five Zimbabwean children are now orphaned, most of them due to HIV-related deaths. Orphans are typically the first to drop out of school, are more vulnerable to exploitation, have endured the trauma of watching a parent die, and are at great risk of ill-health. They are at the heart of UNICEF’s work in Zimbabwe, where the Fund provides community support to counselling and psychosocial support for 100,000 orphans, as well as education and health projects throughout the country. The Indian team is well known for its support to UNICEF projects across the cricketing world. read more

Regional partners seen as best bet for Videotrons wireless spectrum buy

Regional partners seen as best bet for Videotron’s wireless spectrum buy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Quebec’s dominant cable TV and Internet provider may have scooped up enough wireless capacity in the latest spectrum auction to take on Canada’s three big carriers, but analysts say Videotron is more likely to partner with regional telecoms in any expansion.Videotron now has about 500,000 wireless customers in Quebec since it launched in 2010 and its parent company Quebecor spent $233 million in the auction for spectrum licences not only in Quebec, but also Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.Industry Minister James Moore said he believed that Videotron had the capacity to become the fourth national wireless company that Ottawa has been seeking in order to improve competition and reduce costs to consumers.But analysts say Videotron’s low profile outside of Quebec, and the high cost of muscling its way onto the national stage to compete with Rogers (TSX:RCI.B), Bell (TSX:BCE) and Telus (TSX:T), would make it difficult.“(The name) Videotron, itself, doesn’t have cachet once you go beyond Quebec,” telecom analyst Iain Grant said Thursday.Grant sees the company partnering with players such as Wind Mobile, which needs more spectrum to expand its cellphone network but couldn’t afford to participate in the auction. Wind has more than 650,000 subscribers in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia but has been put up for sale by its owner.It could also join with Eastlink, which offers cable service in parts of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, to build up cellphone service in those regions or in Atlantic Canada.Videotron also could strike a similar deal with Calgary-based Shaw Communications or Quebec-based Cogeco, said Grant, managing director of the SeaBoard Group.Or, it could strike roaming agreements with big competitors, such as Rogers, to give its Quebec-based customers better rates when they leave the province, he said.Quebecor chief executive Robert Depatie said Wednesday’s auction results left the company well equipped to develop its network. Videotron won spectrum that Wind Mobile likely would have bid on.“Given the way the auction unfolded, Quebecor Media could not pass up the opportunity to invest in licences of such great intrinsic value in the rest of Canada,” Depatie said.“We now have a number of options available to us to maximize the value of our investment.”The auction brought in a record $5.27 billion for Ottawa, with Rogers being the biggest bidder for the 20-year licences. It spent $3.29 billion for 22 licences across the country, except in the Yukon, Northwest Territories d Nunavut.Telus (TSX:T) spent just over $1.14 billion for 30 licences, while Bell spent (TSX:BCE) $565.7 million for 31 licences.Building a high-speed network outside Quebec could cost a half a billion dollars or more. There’s also the question of hiring staff and renting stores in order to go into new areas as an unknown.Analyst Troy Crandall said parent company Videotron doesn’t have “a lot of additional room on its balance sheet” to expand its wireless service nationally.Quebecor’s media division, which includes the Sun Media group, has been losing money and cutting jobs, while Quebecor as a whole had consolidated debt of $4.95 billion as of Sept. 30, the latest date for which figures are available.“They have no brand recognition outside Quebec,” he added. “We know it’s a tough slog against the big three.”But Videotron could also sell its spectrum to a foreign telecom or U.S.-based Verizon, said Crandall, of investment firm MacDougall, MacDougall and MacTier.“If somebody from outside Canada finally decided to enter the country, that asset might be a nice desirable asset to sell and probably at a nice profit for them, too, as long as the government allows it.”Rogers, Bell and Telus led a charge against the possibility of Verizon entering Canada’s wireless market and the big U.S. telecom eventually decided late last summer to take a pass on heading north.CIBC analyst Robert Bek said he doesn’t expect Quebecor (TSX:QBR.B) to rush into anything.“There are plenty of options available to the carrier and we believe that the company is not looking to roll out a plain vanilla wireless roll-out beyond Quebec without the bundling or brand advantages the company currently enjoys with Videotron in Quebec,” Bek wrote in a research note.“There are plenty of other options to extract value from this transaction.”In total, the auction saw some 10 bidders participate, with eight of them winning licences. by LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 20, 2014 2:45 pm MDT read more

Taking up post head of joint UNAfrican mission in Darfur affirms priority

“Only an all-inclusive peace on the basis of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur can bring a lasting solution to the suffering of millions of men, women and children in this region,” said Mohamed Ibn Chambas, who will also serve as Joint Chief Mediator for the AU and UN.The Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), negotiated with the support of the Government of Qatar, forms the basis for a permanent ceasefire and comprehensive peace agreement to end the fighting that began in Darfur ten years ago, pitting government forces and allied militiamen against rebel groups. The Sudanese Government and two major rebel groups have committed to the DDPD. The Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) signed on last year; the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) signed a framework agreement in January 2013.Mr. Chambas, a national of Ghana who replaces Ibrahim Gambari in his post, was Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, prior to his appointment after serving as President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) from 2006 to 2009.Over the next weeks, Mr. Chambas will be meeting with a range of top Sudanese government officials, Darfur authorities, ambassadors, UN representatives, as well as UNAMID leadership and staff, according to a press release from the peacekeeping mission.Established in July 2007, UNAMID has the protection of civilians as its core mandate, but is also tasked with contributing to security for humanitarian assistance, monitoring and verifying implementation of agreements and assisting with an inclusive political process, amongst other responsibilities. read more

The Cavaliers Finally Sped Up

During the regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers did not run very much. Head coach Tyronn Lue has been preaching the virtues of a faster-paced offense since he took over for David Blatt in January. It was slow to catch on. The Cavaliers were the third-slowest team during the season, using fewer possessions per game than the glacial Memphis Grizzlies or the ancient San Antonio Spurs, and in the playoffs, they’ve become even slower. It was easy to laugh about Lue suggesting after a Game 1 drubbing at the hands of the Golden State Warriors last week that the Cavaliers simply needed to pick up the pace. And when Cleveland was flattened again in Game 2, that book appeared to be closed.But in Game 3, on Wednesday night, the Cavs came out hot — and fast. They went up 33-13 in the first quarter and blew out the Warriors 120-90. For the game, they were 8-for-16 with between 22 and 18 seconds left on the shot clock (the sweet spot for the seven-seconds-or-less school of pace) after going just 8-for-19 in the first two games of the Finals combined.The Warriors, meanwhile, are getting just 8.3 shots per game in that range. This might seem like a positive to those who listened to pundits talk about the “quick shots” that were sinking Golden State against the Oklahoma City Thunder. But during the regular season, the Warriors were absolutely unstoppable early in the shot clock: They averaged 14.9 of those field goals per game, including 6.2 3-point attempts; their shooting averages were 65.7 percent from two and 47.9 percent on those threes, for an effective field goal percentage (eFG%) of 68.3, which led the league, though not by much.The team in second place? Those plodding Cavaliers. The Cavs had an eFG% of 66.1 on seven-seconds-or-less plays, and the gap between them and the third-place Atlanta Hawks (62.7) is about the same as the gap between the Hawks and the 13th-place Thunder (59.2). LeBron James was more efficient in possessions of this sort than Klay Thompson or Steph Curry was — even in a year in which his 3-point stroke inexplicably cratered. The difference is, the Cavs had only 9.6 attempts per game early in the clock, more than five fewer than the Warriors.But go ahead and read that back to yourself: The Warriors ran over the league using pace and shooting, but the Cavs, when they deigned to break from trot to gallop, played their game nearly as well as the defending champs. For the Cavs to pull off an upset in this series, more stars will have to align than merely their finding some pep in their step and playing a 35-year-old benchwarmer major minutes. But a few have begun to slide into place: Irving, a hugely talented offensive player, found his stroke after going quiet for the first two games, and Curry has looked genuinely out of sorts for most of the series. While it’s still a very long shot that the Cavaliers can come back and win the Finals, it’s a far better one than if they’d gone down 3-0 playing old and slow.Check out our latest NBA predictions.Our sports podcast Hot Takedown discusses the NBA Finals. Of course, “early shot clock” possessions are often just another name for transition or semi-transition (that little window after a fast break ends but before the defense can get set). By the Game 3 box score, Cleveland outscored Golden State 15-8 on fast-break points, and according to the player-tracking data, the Cavs had 18 transition chances to the Warriors’ nine and did a little better per play. Transition begins with defense, and after reportedly getting a wake-up call from assistant coach Phil Handy, the Cavs were noticeably more lively on that end in Game 3. Kyrie Irving’s numbers weren’t great (player-tracking has him on the hook for allowing 63.3 eFG% on 15 shots), but he was making a visible effort; J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert were both much better than they had been, though, and Richard Jefferson, who started for Kevin Love (ruled out because of a blow to the head), was all over the court, closing out and contesting shots. He ended up allowing opponents to shoot just 45.5 eFG% on 11 attempts. read more

FSUs Jameis Winston Will Not Be Charged In Sexual

Photo by SI.comJameis Winston, the freshman quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate for No. 1 ranked Florida State, was cleared of prosecution for rape by the state attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit Thursday afternoon.Winston had faced felony charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman at an off-campus apartment on Dec. 7, 2012.“We’ve carefully examined all the evidence in this case and have concluded that no charges will be brought against anyone in this case,” Florida state attorney Willie Meggs, said.The state’s attorney office interviewed the woman the first week into their investigation over the last three weeks. DNA found in the woman’s underwear matched Winston’s, ESPN.com reported last month. Winston admitted through an attorney that he had consensual sex with the accuser. But the woman, who is 19, said through her lawyer that Winston raped her.“We have a duty as prosecutors to determine if each case has a reasonable likelihood of conviction,” Meggs said. “After reviewing the facts in this case, we do not feel that we can reach those burdens.”The case could be reopened if new evidence emerged, but Meggs indicated it was unlikely, saying, he “had no earthly idea what (new evidence) would be.”With Winston emerging as a college football star, the natural question was raised about the potential for preferential treatment afforded Winston.“We try to treat everyone fairly and I think we have a track record of doing that,” Meggs said.At the heart of the investigation was the fact that another man’s DNA was also found in the sexual assault kit. In search warrants released, the woman said she and friends had alcohol shots at Potbellys and that her “memory is very broken from that point forward.”She also said she recalled being with a man in a cab and making her way into an apartment, where she said the rape occurred. Additionally, she said a man dressed her afterward, put her on a scooter and dropped her off at an intersection. Conflicting an earlier statement, she said she did not know where the alleged rape occurred.Winston has not spoken about the case. read more

Mens Basketball No 16 Ohio State loses third straight in 7262 loss

Ohio State senior point guard C.J. Jackson (3) dribbles the ball up the court in the second half of the game against Cleveland State on Nov. 23. Ohio State won 89-62. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe same problems that plagued Ohio State in its past two losses traveled to Iowa City, Iowa, for Saturday’s game against Iowa. Sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson recorded two fouls in the first three minutes of the game and was sent to the bench with only a turnover to his name. He ended the half with two points and one rebound. The Buckeyes recorded 11 turnovers in the first half, coming into the game averaging 11.87 turnovers per game. The same mistakes were too much for Ohio State to overcome in its 72-62 loss to Iowa, the third straight after falling to then-No. 8 Michigan State and Rutgers. It marked the first time in head coach Chris Holtmann’s tenure his team had had a losing streak of at least three games. With a one-point deficit to overcome, the Hawkeyes came out of halftime with an offensive burst, helping propel them to their victory with a 12-3 run. Sophomore forward Luka Garza accounted for seven of those 12 points. He finished the game with a team-leading 16 points. Iowa shot 55.6 percent from the field in the second half, recording 22 of its 36 total points in the paint. Ohio State finished the game with 21 turnovers, exceeding the season high set against Illinois on Dec. 5, allowing the Hawkeyes to score 18 points off those turnovers.Senior guard C.J. Jackson, who has shot 34.8 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from 3 in his last two games, came off the bench against the Hawkeyes for the first time since Dec. 4, 2017. In Saturday’s loss to the Hawkeyes, he had 10 points, making 3-of-7 from the field. Wesson, coming in as Ohio State’s leading scorer, finished the game with two points and five rebounds after being limited to 23 minutes of playing time after recording four fouls. Junior forward Andre Wesson finished the game with 13 points, a team high. Despite the carelessness with the ball in the first half, the Buckeyes traded shots with the Hawkeyes for the majority of the first 20 minutes, with neither team taking more than a four-point lead. Sophomore guard Musa Jallow helped Ohio State to its largest lead of the game, hitting two 3s on consecutive possessions for his first points scored since Dec. 5, missing seven shot attempts in 47 minutes of play in that span. He finished the game with eight points, making 3-of-6 from the field. With 1:16 left in the first half, freshman forward Justin Ahrens hit a 3, sending the Buckeyes into the locker room with a two-point lead. In the first half, Ohio State played all 10 of its scholarship players available. By the end of the game, every Ohio State scholarship player played at least 10 minutes.Ohio State will return home and take on Maryland at the Schottenstein Center at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. read more

Petra Ecclestones brotherinlaw found dead at £35m mansion

first_imgPetra Ecclestone with her husband James StuntCredit:Rex Features/Rex Features Petra Ecclestone with her husband James Stunt James Stunt, far right, with Tamara Ecclestone, Jay Rutland and Petra EcclestoneCredit: Rex Features/ Rex Features The millionaire brother-in-law of  Petra Ecclestone has been found dead at his parents’ £3.5million home.Lee Stunt, 37, was found by his father on Wednesday.His younger brother James, who runs the family’s precious metal business, is married to the daughter of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone.Police and paramedics were called to the Wentworth Estate, near Virginia Water, Surrey, but were unable to revive him.Mr Stunt was chief operating officer for the family’s firm, Stunt & Co.Friends told The Sun that Mr Stunt had been suffering from depression.”He had been struggling for some time,” they said.”But his brother James recently bought him a new Porsche Turbo.”His father found him. We are shocked. Nobody knows the exact circumstances.” Tamara Ecclestone, Jay Rutland, Petra Ecclestone and James Stuntcenter_img The Wentworth estate where Mr Stunt’s publishing director father Geoffrey and mother Lorraine live is also home to the Sultan of Brunei and former motorsport boss Eddie Jordan.Earlier this year, Petra and her husband were targeted in a petrol bomb attack at their £66m London home.A lit petrol bomb was reportedly thrown into their house in Chelsea before landing next to Petra’s Range Rover.Last month, Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law Aparecida Schunck, 67, was freed after being abducted from her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil.She was rescued by police after being held for nine days by kidnappers, who demanded a £28m ransom from the Formula One boss. Mr Stunt’s death is being treated as “unexplained” by Surrey Police and a post mortem examination is due to take place.He lived with his wife Lizzie in the village of Binfield, in Berkshire, and had worked in sales for 15 years after graduating with a BSc in business management from the University of Surrey.His brother James, 34, who married socialite Petra, 27, four years ago, is reported to be worth £3billion.Petra, who is Bernie Ecclestone’s youngest daughter, dated businessman Mr Stunt for four years before they were married in 2011. The wedding, near Rome, reportedly cost £12million.Petra is herself set to inherit half of Bernie’s £2.5billion fortune with her sister Tamara. 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.last_img read more

James Norton should be the next James Bond says Diane Keaton

first_imgJames Norton and Lily James in War and Peace 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. In the race to be the next Bond, the bookies currently have Norton at 4/1, slightly behind Michael Fassbender and Aidan Turner at 3/1 and favourite Tom Hardy at 5/2. Jamie Bell, Henry Cavill, Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba are also all in the running.However Norton who is best known for his roles in Happy Valley, Grantchester and the lavish BBC production of War and Peace, joked that he would only accept the role if Keaton could be his Bond girl. James Norton and Lily James in War and Peace Credit:Laurie Sparham BBC  James Norton said he would only play Bond if Keaton could be his Bond girl In the new film Hampstead, Keaton plays American widow Emily Walters who brings scandal to the upmarket north London suburb when she supports down-and-out Donald Horner, played by Brendan Gleeson, in his fight against property developers.It has already been dubbed ‘Notting Hill for grown-ups’ by reviewers.Norton is also currently filming his Hollywood debut, a remake of the movie Flatliners.  Diane Keaton said James Norton 'ticks all the boxes'center_img James Norton said he would only play Bond if Keaton could be his Bond girlCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley “But if it ever comes to pass that there is in the future even the remotest conversation about Bond, there will only be one condition as far as I am concerned, which would be to have Diane Keaton as a bond girl,“I don’t see why that couldn’t happen. She’s beautiful, she’s iconic as Bond himself. It’s definitely a plan.” James Norton should be the next James Bond because he’s ‘sweet, sexy and even went to Cambridge’, Diane Keaton, the actress, has said.Keaton, 71,  who plays Norton’s mother in the upcoming film Hampstead, about the life of London hermit Harry Hallowes, said she was certain that the 31-year-old was the best choice to follow Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming’s debonair spy.“Don’t you think he’s going to be the next James Bond?” she asked in an interview with The Mail on Sunday’s Event Magazine.“We were all talking about it on the set of Hampstead. He ticks every box. He’s beautiful, he’s a man, he’s very sexy, he is smart and he even went to Cambridge.” “I can’t quite believe she said that,” he said. “Just to be mentioned in the same sentence as James Bond is a pretty big compliment as far as I’m concerned. But so far, even though people talk about it, it’s just speculation. Diane Keaton said James Norton ‘ticks all the boxes’Credit:Steve Granitz WireImagelast_img read more

Michelle Obama reveals real reason she hugged the Queen

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. She writes:… In her new memoir, Becoming, Mrs Obama said the encounter ahead of the 2009 G20 summit began with the Queen looking up at her and remarking: “You’re so tall.” Now the former First Lady has revealed the truth behind the apparent breach of protocol: the two women were commiserating with one another about their painful shoes, and the Queen was happy to have a hug. When Michelle Obama placed an arm around the Queen during a Buckingham Palace reception, it was regarded as a terrible faux pas. Mrs Obama replied that her Jimmy Choo heels added a couple of inches, to which the Queen “gestured with some frustration at her own black pumps” and said: “These shoes are unpleasant, are they not?”–– ADVERTISEMENT –– read more

Man who bit police officer is first person to be jailed under

The law covers police, prison officers, custody officers, fire service personnel, search and rescue services and paramedics.Sentencing guidelines stipulate offenders of common assault that are not under the act will receive a community order.The court heard Hilton went berserk at his mother Susan during an episode of paranoid “substance misuse psychosis.”Prosecutor Tess Kenyon said: “Mrs Hilton said he had a knife and he was pacing about, ranting, looking out of the curtains and saying things that didn’t make sense to her. He believed people were outside and were looking for him. Hilton attacked a police officer as he was placed under arrest for assaulting his mother at knifepointCredit:Cavendish Press Hilton attacked a police officer as he was placed under arrest for assaulting his mother at knifepoint “He is being sentenced under a guideline that was only introduced earlier this month but there was no significant injury caused. “I accept that from a public protection perspective, this legislation was implemented to ensure that these offences are taken more seriously.Sentencing chair of the magistrates John Wood told Hilton: “We have looked at our guidelines and the matter does pass the custody threshold. There was a knife used against your mothers throat and it was a domestic violence situation.”We feel that you mother downplayed it because she has got used to it, we think it is an escalating situation. We feel we have no choice but to send you to immediate custody.” “He then came towards her with the knife when she was sat on the sofa and held it to her throat and said: ‘tell me who they are and what they are paying you’. “She said she didn’t think he would hurt her with the knife and she normalised this behaviour.”Hilton was Tasered by police officers after he forced his way into the home of a neighbour and bite Pc Ditty in the groin as he was being led away.The court heard Hilton, who was treated in a mental hospital last June after another incident, had been previously convicted of criminal damage in 2015. Police had been called out to the family home on 13 previous occasions when Mrs Hilton called 999 saying her son had become aggressive and paranoid after taking drugs.In a statement Mrs Hilton said: “I am left feeling awful and I can’t have him doing this all the time, it’s not just affecting me and my family, it also our neighbours. It has to stop.”In mitigation Hilton’s lawyer David Pearson said: “He was having some kind of episode. “So far as the incident with the police officer, he has no recollection. “The police officer said he felt a sharp pain but he didn’t see anybody bite him. My client said to me: “do you think I did that”. A landscape gardener who bit a police officer has become the first person to be jailed under new laws to protect emergency workers. Daniel Hilton, 27, attacked Pc Campbell Ditty as he was placed under arrest for assaulting his mother at knifepoint during an episode of paranoid “substance misuse psychosis” on November 24.Hilton, of Leigh, Greater Manchester, was charged with a common assault offence under the new Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 which came into force on November 13.On Tuesday he pleaded guilty and was jailed for 12 weeks when he appeared before magistrates in Manchester. Under the new laws attackers convicted of the offence face a maximum of 12 months behind bars instead of six.  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. read more

Kim Andersson got number 21 in Copenhagen

← Previous Story Exodus from Leon – Baena goes to US Creteil Next Story → French preparation for Olympics – Bikes, Climbing, fun…(VIDEO) AG CopenhagenDanish handballKim Andersson Quality social networking of AG Copenhagen gave results in voting for the jersey number for Swedish star, Kim Andersson, who joined Danish champion last month. More than 500 fans gave their reasons why Kim has to wear one of the numbers – 2,3,4,7,9,13,14 and 21. At the end, Andersson will take jersey with number 21 as the first in front of Larsen (22), Boldsen (23) and Hansen (24).