DALLAS — Deron Williams is joining his hometown Mavericks and will try to help salvage a failed bid in free agency similar to three years ago, when he spurned Dallas to stay with the Brooklyn Nets.Williams, who grew up in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, signed a two-year, $10 million contract July 14. He has a player option in the second year.Dallas had a deal with Williams on July 10 and had to wait for him to clear waivers. It was a boost for the Mavericks soon after free agent center DeAndre Jordan reneged on a deal to sign with them and re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.The Nets bought out the 31-year-old Williams to lower their payroll. They owed him $43 million in the final two years of the contract.Jordan’s shocking reversal was a bigger blow for the Mavericks than Williams’ decision in 2012 because the late change of heart left them few options at center in free agency. But it’s too early to say it will be more costly.While Williams’ choice to stay with the Nets for their move from New Jersey to Brooklyn came earlier in the process, it didn’t help Dallas much.The Mavericks added Darren Collison for 2012-13 in hopes that his career would blossom as their starting point guard, but it didn’t work. Collison was benched, and that season was the only time since 2000 that Dallas has missed the playoffs.The Williams decision back then also started a three-year streak of summers that the Mavericks missed out on big names in free agency — all since owner Mark Cuban chose salary cap flexibility over bringing back key pieces of the franchise’s only championship in 2011. Dallas hasn’t won a playoff series since taking the title.The Mavericks thought they had finally broken through when Jordan agreed to come after an aggressive recruiting campaign led by forward Chandler Parsons. But there were still five days left before the 6-foot-11 Houston native and former Texas A&M player could sign a contract.Jordan started having second thoughts, and his Los Angeles teammates and coach Doc Rivers swooped in and convinced him to come back.On Thursday, the Mavericks traded a second-round pick to Milwaukee for center Zaza Pachulia, and secured the agreement with Williams the next day.The question now is how much the 31-year-old Williams can help Dallas. His scoring average has dropped significantly the past two seasons while injuries slowed him and his happiness was often questioned.Williams acknowledged a loss of confidence during a rocky 2014-15 season and ended up averaging 13 points, the lowest since he was a rookie. Brooklyn made the playoffs all three years after Williams signed the max deal at five years and $98.5 million, but won just one series.The signing of Williams also completes the starting lineup for Dallas after the setback with Jordan. Williams, Pachulia and free agent guard Wesley Matthews are the newcomers joining 37-year-old Dirk Nowitzki for his 18th season and Parsons.Parsons and Matthews might not be ready for the start of the regular season, and Cuban has said the Mavericks won’t rush them.Parsons had surgery for a right knee injury that sidelined him for all but one game of a first-round playoff loss to Houston. Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon with Portland against the Mavericks in March.(SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter is taking another step into getting into live video by introducing 360-degree live streams through Periscope.Anyone on Twitter and Periscope can watch 360-degree live video, though currently only select partners can go live in 360 via Periscope, the company announced in a blog post. While it’s only available for a limited number of partners for now, it makes sense that Twitter would start rolling out a tool like this as live streaming becomes increasingly popular on platforms like Facebook.So, Twitter is trying to release yet another new product as it continues to try to find a new future for itself in 2017. This was a very challenging year for Twitter, which saw itself as the subject of a potential major acquisition before those talks fell apart. Since then, Twitter has struggled to figure out new ways to grow and has only incrementally added new products and features. Advertisement
Twitter 2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album Available For Pre-Order 2019-grammy-nominees-album-now-available-pre-order The 25th edition of the album will feature a selection of songs from your favorite artists nominated for GRAMMY Awards this year, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting both MusiCares and the GRAMMY Museum, which benefits musicians in times of need and music education programs, respectively. The track list will be announced at a later date, with the announcement of this year’s nominees just one day away.”We are very excited to partner with Republic Records to celebrate some of the extraordinary GRAMMY-nominated songs that have highlighted the past year in music, and we are thrilled to have music industry veteran Leslie Lewis continue in her role as our longtime producer,” said Neil Portnow, Recording Academy President/CEO.Monte Lipman, founder and chairman of Republic Records, noted the shared excitement: “We’re honored to join forces with the Recording Academy for this year’s iconic GRAMMY Nominees album. This body of work recognizes a moment in time and music, and more importantly supports artist-related charitable causes. I’m anticipating this year’s lineup will be as strong as any year in recent memory.”Stay tuned to grammy.com tomorrow morning, Dec. 7, to find out the news everyone has been waiting for—who has been nominated for the 61st GRAMMY Awards. The show will take place on Feb. 10, 2019 in Los Angeles and air live on CBS.2019 GRAMMY Nominee album pre-orders and contest info are available at 2019grammy.com.What To Expect When You’re Expecting The 2019 GRAMMY Nominations AnnouncementRead more 2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album Now Available For Pre-Order The 25th annual edition of the CD featuring your favorite GRAMMY songs will be released on Jan. 25, 2019. Order your copy now for a chance to win two tickets to the 61st GRAMMY Awards!Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Dec 6, 2018 – 12:22 pm Today, on Dec. 6, in partnership with Republic Records, the Recording Academy announced the upcoming release, of the 2019 GRAMMY Nominees album on Jan. 25, 2019. Pre-orders are now open for the CD online, where you can also get a chance (no purchase necessary) to enter the drawing to win two tickets to the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Email https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1070739743137296389 News Facebook
In spite of the overwhelming success of LG’s Nexus 4 smartphone, the company on Tuesday said it has no plans for the next generation Nexus device so far.A few hours after LG rolled out its much anticipated white Nexus 4 variant to the global market, Korean smartphone maker put the rumours of the next generation Nexus smartphone to rest. In a report published by Dutch website All About Phones, LG Mobile’s European Vice President Kim Wong said the company does not wish recreate the success of Nexus 4, making it clear that it does not have plans for its next collaboration.”There are currently no plans for a Nexus 5 made by us. We don’t need that kind of marketing exposure anymore. The Nexus 4 was a great success, even with the supply issues and we have a great relationship with Google. But we won’t make the Nexus 5,” revealed Kim Wong.The latest revelation from the smartphone maker came at a time when reports of Google-LG collaboration for the next Nexus device are doing the rounds.LG also confirmed that it will not be launching any smartphones featuring flexible displays this year, as the technology is still being developed.The report also quoted Wong as saying, “The tablet market is currently fairly segmented; nevertheless we continue to invest in it.” He mentioned that LG is prepping an Android tablet for the lucrative tablet market, but did not reveal its availability.
Here are some stories from International Business Times India to start your day with:1. Obama declares emergency in Florida as Hurricane Matthew arrives, having pummelled HaitiUS President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in the coastal state of Florida as Hurricane Matthew approaches its shores, having wreaked havoc in Haiti, where it has claimed hundreds of lives and caused huge damage to property. Read more…2. Rahul Gandhi says Narendra Modi hiding behind blood of soldiersFollowing the media flaying some members of the Opposition over their comments questioning the surgical strikes, internet and late night television news erupted with the news of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of indulging in political exploitation over the sacrifices of soldiers. Read more…3. This is what Pepsi and Coke have to say about study highlighting harmful toxins in PET bottlesLeading soft drink companies, including Pepsi and Coca Cola, have responded to claims that products in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles contain harmful toxins. Read more…4. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher to have a baby boyMila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are expecting their second baby any day now and although the couple has been quiet about the sex of baby no. 2, they did finally reveal it. Read more…5. ISL 2016: Marcelinho steals the show as Delhi Dynamos defeat Chennaiyin FCDelhi Dynamos played some wonderful football to pick up three points in their first Indian Super League 2016 match as they defeated defending champions Chennaiyin FC 3-1 at Chennai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday. Marcelinho’s brace and Badara Badji’s headed goal proved to be enough as Dudu Omagbemi scored the solitary goal for the home team. Read more…
The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre brings an array of events to the month. You can encounter the rich array of wildlife and nature photography from the Bakony Mountains and Lake Balaton regions of Hungary, by a passionate photo artiste and forester József Mesterházi at the exhibition Glimpses of Hungarian Widlife. He captures the rare moments of animal and forest life in its own habitat, as well as the changes and the eternal secrets of nature. The exhibition features evocative animal portraits and spectacular wildlife images that are sure to engage visitors of all ages. The exhibition was inaugurated and highly appreciated by Raghu Rai, India’s ace photographer. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Next is a musical treat Music Without Boundaries by Capital City Minstrels on May 6. The evening’s repertoire will showcase a diverse range of music, bringing out the contrast and subtle shades and themes that run through different genres from sacred and gospel to Western and Indian classical compositions and a few popular pieces as well.The next highlight of the month is screening of the film Children of Glory on May 7. The movie commemorates Hungary’s Revolution of 1956 and the ‘Blood in the Water’ match. Taking place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year, the film takes viewers into the passion and sadness of one of the most dramatic popular revolts of the twentieth century. In the same year, Soviet tanks were violently suppressing the Revolution in Hungary, when the Hungarian water polo team was winning over Russia in the Olympic pool in Melbourne. This event is sometimes described as the bloodiest water polo match in history. While telling the story of 1956 in part through fictional lead characters, the film-makers simultaneously recreated many of the key public events of the Revolution, including the huge demonstrations and the street fights in the of Budapest. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixNext is a sculpture exhibition titled Being a Child from May 10 -15. In this exhibition, Christine Margotin brings us back to childhood, a crucial period of life that ‘one should never completely leave’ as she likes to state. What can be learned from observing children? What can we -adults- gain in reconnecting somewhat with our childhood? The artist explores the dialectics between childhood and adulthood through 3 series of artworks sculptures of life-size children playing simple games, sculptures of children showing joyful or moving attitudes and 3D-canvases displaying messages about childhood. May 17 will screen the film Questioning Life and Beyond Through Films of Seema Kohli. Habiart presents selected eight experiential video performances, including Swayamsiddha – Myth, Mind and Movement; Parikrima and Unending Dance of Light- Raks E Shams. The artist would be resent for an interactive session with the audience.Starting from May 26 is the exhibition that features the best of the award winning paintings of the on-the-spot children’s painting competition hosted by HICC in February 2015. The theme of this year’s event is Hungarian folktales. It’ll be on till August 28.
In an attempt to honour the works of different authors in 24 recognised Indian languages, Sahitya Akademi presented Sahitya Akademi Awards to writers at a ceremony in FICCI Golden Jubilee Auditorium in the national capital on Tuesday. Twenty one male authors and three female authors won the Awards. Seven poetry collections, six collections of short stories, four novels, five collections of essays / criticism and two plays won the Award.Dr Gopi Chand Narang, eminent Urdu scholar and Fellow of Sahitya Akademi was the chief guest at the function while Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, president, Sahitya Akademi, presented the Awards to the writers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’K Sreenivasarao, secretary, Sahitya Akademi and Dr Chandrashekhar Kambar, vice president of Sahitya Akademi were also present at the ceremony.In his speech, the chief guest Dr Gopi Chand Narang applauded Sahitya Akademi for carrying out literary service in all the 24 recognised languages and he highlighted various details and Akademi’s achievements to point out how Akademi has been rendering literary service to the nation with writers at the core. He reiterated that the Akademi will always stand by the writers of all kinds. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn his welcome speech, Dr K Sreenivasarao, secretary, Sahitya Akademi, stated that the Akademi is a home of writers and for the writers. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari said: “It is through literature that unity can be achieved and communal dividing elements can be defeated.” He added that he is proud to be associated with the Akademi which is preserving and propagating all the Indian literary traditions. List of award winners include Assamese – Kula Saikia; Bengali – Alok Sarkar; Bodo – Birendra Kumar Bodo; Dogri – Dhian Singh; English – Cyrus Mistry; Gujarati – Rasik Shah; Hindi – Ramdarash Mishra; Kannada – KV Thirumalesh; Kashmiri – Basir Bhadarwahi; Konkani – Uday Bhembre; Maithili – Man Mohan Jha; Malayalam – K R Meera; Manipuri – Kshetrimayum Rajen Singh; Marathi – Arun Khopkar; Nepali – Gupta Pradhan; Odia – Bibhuti Pattanaik; Punjabi – Jaswinder Singh; Rajasthani – Madhu Acharya ‘Ashawadi’; Sanskrit – Ram Shanker Awasthi; Santali – Rabi Lal Tudu; Sindhi – Maya Rahi; Tamil – A Madhavan; Telugu – Volga and Urdu – Shamim Tariq.
At the ongoing KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018, NeuVector has upgraded their line of container network security with the release of containerd and CRI-O run-time support. Attendees of the conference are invited to learn how customers use NeuVector and get 1:1 demos of the platform’s new capabilities. Containerd is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation incubating project. It’s basically a container run-time built to emphasize simplicity, robustness, and portability while managing the complete container lifecycle of its host system. This includes managing the lifecycle of its host system, from image transfer and storage to container execution and supervision to low-level storage to network attachments and more. NeuVector is testing the containerd version on the latest IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service version, which uses the containerd run-time. CRI-O is an implementation of the Kubernetes container run-time interface enabling OCI compatible run-times. It is a lightweight alternative to Docker as a run-time for Kubernetes. CRI-O is made up of several components including: OCI compatible runtime containers/storage containers/image networking (CNI) container monitoring (common) security is provided by several core Linux capabilities With this newly added support, organizations using containerd or CRI-O can deploy NeuVector to secure their container environments. Read Next Stripe open sources ‘Skycfg’, a configuration builder for Kubernetes. Kubernetes 1.13 released with new features and fixes to a major security flaw Introducing ‘Pivotal Function Service’ (alpha): an open, Kubernetes based, multi-cloud serverless framework for developer workloads
Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Toronto 1 2 3 4 5Next Former strip club turned boutique hotel: The Broadview Hotel opens in TO Rooftop drinks next to the ‘No Vacancy’ sign, where guests will find a private rooftop dining spaceTORONTO — It took three years to transform a beautiful but down-at-the-heels Romanesque Revival building in Toronto’s east side – once the highest tower east of the Don River – from Jilly’s strip club into The Broadview Hotel.From its original days in 1891 as a social club, bicycle club, even a curling club – and finally, in its last incarnation, Jilly’s strip club (with a rooming house on the floors above), the building has seen a lot of changes, and changing clientele, at the corner of Queen St. East and Broadview Ave. in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood, just west of Leslieville and south of Riverdale.Jilly’s always said they would never sell, but they finally did, and then Streetcar Developments, best known as a condo developer here in Toronto, took on the formidable task of restoring the grand old building to its former glory. Now with 58 rooms, 4 dining and drink venues ranging from the bright and airy Lobby Café to the spectacular rooftop bar and private dining space (there’s also a private event venue), The Broadview Hotel is open for business.More news: Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaWith its Queen and Broadview location, the hotel is less than 2 kilometres from Yonge St., a quick hop (at least when it’s not rush hour) on the Queen or King streetcars. Boutique hotels in Toronto’s west end, like the Drake Hotel and the Gladstone Hotel, have seen great success in recent years despite the fact that they’re much further from the downtown core (although they’re right in the centre of the trendy West Queen West scene).“People don’t always want to stay in the urban core,” says The Broadview Hotel’s General Manager, Murray Henderson. “They want to stay local. They want to stay in a neighbourhood.”Henderson comes to the Broadview from his most recent post at Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square. The hotel also boasts John Sinopoli as its Executive Chef, and Erik Joyal, well-known in Toronto’s dining scene for venues including Table 17 and Izakaya.The Broadview Hotel is beautiful, passing on the so-hip-it-hurts décor that works so well for the Drake and the Gladstone, and going instead for a retro 1920s and 1930s vibe, channeling an elegant ambience of grand hotels.More news: War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upAnd are there remnants of Jilly’s? This hotel is all about history, from the retro rotary telephones in the hallways to the brass fittings to the wallpaper in the Lobby Café, which Henderson says is a replica of the original paper on the building’s walls. “I can’t even tell you how many layers of wallpaper we peeled back,” he said. A pink neon sculpture adorns the ceiling in the Lobby Café, a nod to Jilly’s. And is that a stripper pole in one of the rooms? Check out the hotel yourself to find out.In-room bar selectionJohn Sinopoli, Executive Chef, The Broadview HotelMurray Henderson, General Manager, The Broadview Hotel Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Posted by Share