Tsetsi steps into the ring

first_imgTsetsi Davis, one of the crowd favourites over the years in the Wray & Nephew Contender boxing series, makes his debut tonight against American Courtney McLeave at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium.Davis has been able to fight as both a welterweight and a middleweight in the competition and has actually been a finalist.At age 38, he now has what is regarded as his last chance to take the top prize of $2 million this year and has said repeatedly since being selected that he believes that this will be his time to shine.He enters the ring with a record of 14 victories and five losses, while his American opponent McLeave, is a 21-year old boxer who has been a professional for a year, and has a one-win and two-loss record. Based on these figures, Davis goes into the fight with a huge advantage as he has much more experience than his opponent.SEEDING METHODThe method of determining the fights in the preliminary round this year is by a draw. Previously, there were challenges in which two teams competed and a boxer from the winning team was allowed to select his opponent. This year, the boxers on both teams were seeded and the top four seeds draw an opponent from the bottom four of the opposing team.By this method, unless there is an upset, the better boxers go on to the quarter-finals and challenge each other for the semi-final and then final spots. The runner-up in the competition takes home $500,000, while third gets $250,000 and fourth $200,000.The first week of competition saw that fight end in only 55 seconds after the young American, Xzaviar Ford, tore a tendon in his right shoulder and could not continue to fight. There was great disappointment in the auditorium after this premature end.Last week, spectators saw a much better fight as highly rated Demarcos Corley defeated Iwan Azore from Guyana on points, by using his superior boxing skills and ring savvy to good advantage.McLeave’s camp is confident that their fighter can hold his own against the more experienced Davis, while the Davis camp is quietly confident.”We have seen his record and will be going into the fight confident of victory, but we are not taking anything for granted. We want a win and that is what we are going for. We just have to wait to see what he brings to the table,” a representative from their camp said.Jamaica at 9:30 p.m.last_img read more

Henderson, Sullivan survive wild fall spectacular finishes

first_imgSubmitted to the Times-StandardIt was a wild and crazy 2018 season finale Saturday night at Redwood Acres Raceway. The 26th annual Mid-City Motor World Fall Spectacular once again concluded racing at the 3/8-mile paved oval with champions being decided in all of the Acres’ divisions. In addition, the North State Modified Series raced for the third time at RAR this year.The Thunder Roadster cars returned to race with Paul Baker setting fast time with a 17.658. Katina Baker won the trophy dash …last_img read more

5 Reasons Your Old Gaming Console Is Still Awesome

first_imgIt’s easy to get sucked into the frenetic shiny-new-thing buying cycle—especially when it comes to gaming. Nintendo’s Wii U is in the wild, and thanks to Microsoft and Sony, there’s a powerful new generation of consoles right around the corner. The graphics are going to blow your mind, the games look epic, and you should form your allegiance and pre-order immediately … right? Not so fast. Your “old” gaming hardware has tons of life in it yet. No matter which system’s flag you’re flying, here are some big reasons you should be looking back, not forward. 1. Older Games Are Way, Way CheaperThe last new game I bought was Borderlands 2 for the Xbox 360, which I was really looking forward to at the time. I paid about $60 for an unopened copy on launch day. Almost a year later, it’s still unplayed and worth a tiny sliver of what I paid for it. It takes time to play games—sometimes a lot of time. Buy a game new and by the time you’ve finished its 30+ hour campaign (200+ hours if we’re talking RPGs), the title will have lost most of its buzz—and its resale value. If you aren’t the collecting type, there’s no sense in hanging onto a game after you’re done with it. Any way you cut it, playing the latest games on the latest and greatest console a very expensive hobby.Think how many unexplored worlds and unconquered conquerable things are out there in older games, just waiting for you to explore them and/or slay them dead. A ton, that’s how many.2. Forgotten Hardware Is More Hackable Sometimes when an old system is left high and dry by its creator, it’s actually a good thing. The Wii is a perfect example of an older console that’s got plenty of life left in it thanks to this. Now that Nintendo has moved on with its current-gen Wii U (and dropped most of the original Wii’s network support), the company is no longer concerned with defending it against soft-mods and hacks that expand the old system’s utility considerably. Hacking the more sophisticated hardware of an Xbox 360 or PS3 isn’t impossible, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. (Disclaimer: Any of this voids your warranty, don’t try it if you’re in over your head, etc.) And this phenomenon isn’t unique to console gaming—it goes for mobile gaming too. You can do a lot with a jailbroken iPhone or iPad. Apple tweaks iOS with incremental updates that plug up holes for would-be jailbreakers. An older version of iOS is much more friendly to your interest in thrusting open the gates to Apple’s high-walled garden. 3. Go To Retro Gaming Heaven 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Console modding and iOS jailbreaking both open up a glorious portal to retro gaming: Emulators. Emulators are virtual consoles that run adapted, virtual copies of games, known as ROMs. With emulators, you can play old NES and SNES games on something like a Wii without re-buying them virtually through Nintendo. Heck, you can even play Sega, PlayStation 1 and Nintendo DS games on the thing.No, we’re not endorsing rampant, thoughtless piracy … but emulators are really the only way to port the older games you love onto the system you want to play them on.For the record, you can still play Super Mario World on an unrooted Android device, right through the Google Play store. 4. Find Crazy Good DealsWhether it’s consoles, smartphones or tablets, people tend to totally freak out the moment new hardware is announced. Use your patience to prey on the weak. Check Craigslist and eBay for absurd deals, like the like-new Wii I snagged a few weeks ago for $30.The dawn of a new console is a great time to stock up your gaming catalogue. If you’ve ever considered collecting games, look for people liquidating their assets and selling off entire collections in bulk. And keep your eyes peeled for rare games and special edition hardware. Considering the steep price of Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles ($500 and $400, respectively, before extra controllers, etc.), budget-minded gamers will continue to offload their current-gen goods like there’s no tomorrow.5. Skip Early Adopter PitfallsMicrosoft and Sony’s unreleased new consoles are looking more equally matched now, but the tide can change quickly. Both consoles will be playgrounds for next-generation online gaming, which is increasingly a cornerstone of new titles. If you’re planning on choosing between the two, hold off for a while. Squeeze a little more life out of that now “ancient” gaming system. Play the stuff you missed along the way. Check out quirky indie titles that you didn’t quite get to.You’ll have a much clearer picture of the Xbox One vs. the PlayStation 4 once they’re both out there in the wild. And you’ll see which console gets the most traction from the gamers you know and play with—you all are in it for the long haul, after all.But for now, sit back and enjoy the past. There’s plenty of life to wring out of that old hardware yet.Nintendo Wii image via Flickr user tico_24, CC 2.0 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img Related Posts Tags:#gaming#Microsoft Xbox#Sony PlayStation#video games#wii taylor hatmaker 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

The 15th Annual La Jolla Concours dElegance

first_imgThe 15th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance KUSI Newsroom, April 9, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 9, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A very prestigious automotive event in San Diego is taking place in La Jolla.The 15th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is happening from Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 with four events.Ticket Prices: Get your tickets before prices increase THURSDAY, April 11 at Midnight!• Concours Social Club – $110 through April 11 ($125 day of)• La Jolla Tour d’Elegance – $275• A Night of Steampunk – $225 through April 11 ($250 through event)• La Jolla Concours d’Elegance GA – $65 through April 11 ($75 through event)• La Jolla Concours d’Elegance VIP – $185 through April 11 ($200 through event)• Ultimate VIP Package – $450For more information visit LaJollaConcours.com KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Tech Mahindra Q1 net profit rises 205 revenues up 10

first_imgTech Mahindra posted net profit of Rs. 750.11 crore, up 27.9 percent from the year-ago period, while it fell by 9.5 percent sequentially for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.The IT services company’s consolidated revenues came at Rs. 6,920.93 crore, an increase of 9.9 percent year-on-year (YoY). On a month-on-month basis, revenues rose marginally by 0.5 percent for the quarter under review.”We have had a steady quarter inspite of the seasonal weakness in our mobility business. We look forward to continuing our journey of improving the profitability of our business,” said Vineet Nayar, Chairman, Tech Mahindra, in the company’s statement.In dollar terms, the IT services company posted net profit of $111.5 million on $1,031.5 million revenues. While net profit went up by 14 percent compared to the same quarter last year, it fell by 12.8 percent over the March 2016 quarter.The company declared earnings per equity share at Rs.8.59 for the June 2016 quarter.C.P. Gurnani, CEO cited new digital project wins and addition in large clients as accomplishments of the April-June quarter.”Our business has done well on several parameters like large client growth, digital wins and strong cash flow. Automation and Delivery Excellence are two key focus areas for the year going forward,” said C. P. Gurnani, MD and CEO, Tech Mahindra.Tech Mahindra had 818 active clients at the end of the first quarter, out of which top 10 clients accounted for 40 percent of the total revenues. The company had 317 clients who accounted for more than $1 million in revenues and 120 clients who brought in revenues upwards of $5 million.As many as 1784 employees were added, taking the total headcount to 107,216 employees during the April-June quarter this year. Attrition stood at 21 percent for the June 2016 quarter.Segment-wise, IT recorded a slump in net profit by 9.5 percent, while Business Process Outsourcing profit gained by 3.9 percent sequentially.Share prices of the IT company stood at Rs. 489.70 apiece, up 0.62 percent from its previous close at Rs. 486.70.last_img read more

Comilla court orders execution of Khaleda arrest warrant by 24 Apr

first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda ZiaA Comilla court on Sunday ordered the police to execute the warrant for the arrest of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and 48 other BNP leaders and activists by 24 April next in a case filed over the 2015 arson attack on a bus in Chouddagram upazila that left eight people dead, reports UNB.Additional chief judicial magistrate Joynab Begum passed the order and fixed 24 April for the next hearing of the case, said court police inspector Subrata Banerjee.Accepting the charge-sheet against 69 BNP leaders and activists, the same court on 2 January last issued the arrest warrant for the BNP chief and others as they did not appear before it on the day.Eight people were killed and at least 20 others injured when miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram during the BNP-led alliance’s movement on 3 February 2015.Two separate cases – one under the Explosive Substances Act and another for murder – were filed in connection with the incident.Sub-inspector Nururzzaman filed the murder case against 77 people, including Khaleda.Firoz Ahmed, inspector of the Detective Branch of police and also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the chargesheet accusing 69 people.On 9 October 2017 last, a Comilla court ordered the arrest of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and 45 other leaders and activists of her party in the case filed under the Explosive Substances Act over the arson attack.last_img read more

Transport leader vows to continue 48hr strike

first_imgMany ride on rickshaw getting no bus on 28 October, Dhaka. Photo: Prothom AloGeneral secretary of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation, Osman Ali, on Sunday said now it is not possible to withdraw their ongoing 48-hour strike, reports UNB.”The minister gave his opinion on the media but he could have talked to us. The matter could be resolved through dialogues,” he said while talking to UNB over phone.Earlier, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader said there is no possibility to bring any change in the Road Transport Act right now.Responding to a query about their next course of programme, Osman said they would announce that on conclusion of the strike on 30 October.The strike was peaceful across the country except some sporadic incidents, he said adding that action has been taken against the two transport workers in Jatrabari for pouring engine oil on the face of a car driver.On Saturday, transport workers announced to enforce a 48-hour strike from Sunday morning to press home their eight-point demand.Their demands include making all the offences by road accident ‘bailable’, cancellation of the provision of fining Tk 500,000 for involvement in a road accident, keeping a representative from their federation in any probe body formed for road accident, fixing minimum educational qualification for getting driving licence to class-V and stopping police harassment on roads.last_img read more

AL men attack Latif Siddiques motorcade

first_imgVandalized car of Abdul Latif Siddique. Photo: Prothom AloFormer Awami League minister and independent candidate from Tangail-4 constituency Abdul Latif Siddique’s motorcade came under attack during campaign on Sunday.Latif Siddiqui alleged that supporters of Awami League candidate there Hasan Imam Khan carried out the attack in the afternoon.Latif, a former presidium member of the AL, staged a sit-in demonstration in front of Tangail deputy commissioner’s office, in protest against the attack and sought punishment of the attackers.He allehed that a group of AL men led by Gohaliabari union parishad chairman Hazrat Ali Talukder swooped on his motorcade when he was carrying out campaign.At one stage of the incident, Latif Siddiqui and his supporters took shelter at former UP chairmen Mohir Uddin’s house, where they were attacked for the second time.At least four vehicles of the motorcade were vandalised and several activists of Latif Siddique got injured in the attack.Latif then went to Tangail town and submitted a written complaint to the deputy commission who is the returning officer. The candidate demanded withdrawal of the officer-in-charge of Kalihati police station and punishment of the attackers.When asked about complaints of his supporters’ complicity in the attack, AL candidate and current member of parliament Hasan Imam denied.The AL candidate, however, said: “Activists of the Awami League attacked Latif Siddique as he made derogatory remarks about the prime minister and Awami League [Sheikh Hasina],” he said.Deputy commissioner of Tangail Md Shahidul Islam said the authorities would take appropriate measures against the attackers following investigation into the incident.Latif Siddiqui was elected MP from Kalihati in 2008 and 2014 and served as member of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s cabinet since 2009. Following his derogatory remarks about Hajj pilgrimage while addressing a meeting in New York in 2014, he was removed from the cabinet and the ruling AL. He resigned from the post of member of parliament in 2015.last_img read more

Some particles are able to flow up small waterfalls physicists show

first_imgExperimental setup. As clean water is poured from the upper to the lower container through a horizontal channel, particles added to the surface of the lower container eventually ‘climb up the stream’ and contaminate the channel (as illustrated by the arrow). Image credit: arXiv:1105.2585v1 Explore further Citation: Some particles are able to flow up small waterfalls, physicists show (2011, May 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-particles-small-waterfalls-physicists.html More information: Upstream contamination in water pouring, arXiv:1105.2585v1 [physics.flu-dyn] arxiv.org/abs/1105.2585AbstractWe report the observation of upstream transport of floating particles when clear water is poured on the surface of a flat water surface on which mate or chalk particles are sprinkled. As a result, particles originally located only at the surface of the lower container can contaminate the upper water source by “riding” on vorticial water currents. We speculate that Marangoni forces in combination with geometry-induced vortices may explain the observed phenomenon. Water running uphill a cooling idea 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. © 2010 PhysOrg.com With just a small bit of research, the team was able to show what seems to be counterintuitive; that it truly is possible for some particles (and some of the liquid itself) to travel up a very small waterfall and into the reservoir behind it. While most anyone that has observed moving water has likely noted the whirls and eddies that form when water tries to flow along or past obstacles, it’s difficult to imagine such counter-flows being created with sufficient force to actually push the fluid uphill. Althsuler et al. show that in fact, it can.To see what was going on, they used two lab containers; one to hold the room temperature water, the other to hold the chalk they used instead of mate leaf bits (figuring it would be much easier to follow with the naked eye). They then placed an open half-cylinder shaped channel between the two containers that would allow water to flow smoothly from the first container down the channel, where it would then drop into the second container. With this setup, they discovered that as the liquid came rushing down the channel, the main mass of water traveled down the center, creating vortices that caused small amounts of fluid to travel along the edges of the channel in the opposite direction, allowing the chalk to work its way up to the higher level container. But, they also discovered by varying the height of the channel, that it only occurred when the dropping distance was very slight; in this case, 1 centimeter, or less.As a result of this study, it’s likely that certain industrial processes might have to be modified to make certain unintentional contamination doesn’t occur that is currently being overlooked. Also, its likely future research on this phenomenon will need to be done to determine if other factors can affect the height of the fall or the amount of particulate that is able to travel uphill to another vessel. (PhysOrg.com) — In a paper published on arXiv, Cuban physicist Ernesto Althsuler and his team at the University of Havana, describe how they set out to reproduce a phenomenon they had observed while brewing the Argentinean drink mate, a type of tea. Althsuler noticed that after causing hot water to drop from one vessel down a very slight waterfall into another containing tea leaves, some of the leaf particulates managed to make their way back up the waterfall and into the hot water vessel. In their subsequent research, they discovered that a small counter-flow can come into existence in small drop waterfalls along the sides; enough to carry small particles.last_img read more