Back from China, Nets steer clear of controversy in remarks

first_imgLOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption MOST READ Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna View comments A worker takes down a billboard advertising an NBA preseason basketball game on Thursday between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. The NBA has postponed Wednesday’s scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled. (AP Photo)The Nets steered clear of any statements like those of LeBron James that could have further inflamed the situation. Players say they were not rattled by the turbulence they faced during their two exhibition games against the Los Angeles Lakers last week, which came as the NBA dealt with the fallout from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s now-deleted tweet in support of support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.Joe Harris was just in China last month for the Basketball World Cup and said this trip wasn’t much different.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“To be honest, you know there’s a lot of stuff going on but the atmosphere was really very similar to what it was during the World Cup,” Harris said. “The fans were extremely passionate. They love the game. They still sold out both games, so take out everything that was actually going on it really felt like almost exactly the same.”It was hard to ignore everything, with Chinese and NBA officials canceling events and news conferences, and advertising and local television coverage for the games in Shanghai and Shenzhen removed. Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Harris said one of his community events, a visit with children at a play area, still went on. So did the team functions planned by new owner Joe Tsai, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.Tsai posted a lengthy letter to fans on Facebook following Morey’s tweet, which Harris said the owner encouraged the players to read. He was around the team during the week getting the know players and staff.He made a good impression with his dinners, which Harris indicated were even better than Gregg Popovich’s while playing for the U.S.“I mean Pop had a lot of good dinners and stuff planned when we were out there too,” Harris said, “but I’d say Joe Tsai is probably a little more familiar with some of the dining establishments in Shanghai and Shenzhen.” /gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto LATEST STORIEScenter_img LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images “At the end of the day we’re human and we see those things, so we just tried to stick together as much as we could,” guard Caris LeVert said.The Nets who did speak to reporters — Kyrie Irving wasn’t among them — said they hadn’t seen Morey’s tweet and couldn’t recall when they learned of it. Both teams met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver shortly after arriving, where Harris said the commissioner outlined what was happening.“It’s not like he was standing in front of everybody and making some, like, dramatic commentary,” Harris said. “He was basically describing what we already knew was going on.”Irving spoke up in the meeting, but Harris said those remarks were not political but rather related mostly to basketball.“It was more just focusing on trying to get ready for the games,” Harris said.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Nets played well and ate great on their trip to China.That was the tenor of their comments Wednesday after their first practice back home, downplaying the impact the ongoing international tension between the NBA and China had on them.ADVERTISEMENT Unruffled feathers Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacueeslast_img read more

Dumas teen painting up for auction

first_imgMarlene Dumas is one of the world’s top female artists, and her talent was evident even in her earliest work.(Image: Bonhams) A fun birthday greeting painted by a teenager nearly 40 years ago for a friend is expected to fetch between US$11 100 (R79 000) and $15 900 (R113 100) when it goes under the hammer as part of a London sale of South African art in two months’ time. According to Bonhams auction house, which will handle the sale on 23 March, the work “would be of no great significance were it not for the fact that the then budding schoolgirl artist, Marlene Dumas, now has an international reputation that assures her work of six-figure sums at auction”.Dumas – renowned as one of the world’s leading female artists – painted the “charming picture of a girl” way back in 1971 while still a schoolgirl, as a 16th birthday present for a friend, Alida Louw, the auction house said in a media release on the sale.At the time, the teens attended the Afrikaans-medium Bloemhof high school for girls in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, in South Africa’s Western Cape winelands region. The town is South Africa’s second-oldest after Cape Town, and was named in 1679 by the then Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, in honour of himself after he fell in love with the beautiful surroundings while on a visit to the early victualling station outpost.The historic Bloemhof was founded in 1874, as an English school, switched to Afrikaans in 1925, and moved to new buildings in 1960.Earliest known workThe humble painting, on which the year is indicated along with the words “Happy birthday” and “Baie geluk, met liefde Marlene” (Afrikaans for “Congratulations, with love Marlene“) is now the earliest known work by the ex-patriate Dumas.Nearly 40 years after its creation, its owner told Bonhams that when it was painted it seemed like a light-hearted work that took a few moments “but now Marlene Dumas is a major figure in the art world and I am still greatly flattered she took the trouble to capture this image for me”.“I would like to see this picture find a loving place between other Dumas works in the home of a passionate collector, rather than remaining in obscurity,” she said of her decision to part with the gift she has kept all these years.Its personal message and the motivation of friendship behind its creation will add to its interest and value, says Bonhams. However, the amount it is expected to reach is a far cry from the $3.34-million (now calculated at R24-million) ) paid in 2005 for a Dumas artwork on a Christie‘s sale after a surprising bidding war between two dealers – a price that made her the highest-paid living female artist in the world. Dumas had completed the work, a 160cm x 200cm oil on canvas titled The Teacher, in 1987.Another of her works, titled The Benefit of the Doubt, can be seen in South Africa’s Constitutional Court in Johannesburg. The giant three-piece tapestry was donated to the country’s new court, which opened in 2004, by the Dutch government and is a replica of a Dumas work that graces the Dutch Court of Justice in Den Bosch.Top South African artistDumas was born in South Africa in 1953 and grew up on a wine farm in the Kuils River area, near Cape Town. After school she studied at the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art before leaving her home country in 1976 on a scholarship for further studies at Haarlem’s Atelier 63. Now a resident of Amsterdam, she has lived in the Netherlands ever since.Dumas was in South Africa last month to open an exhibition titled Mother Nature: Art and Psychology in Conversation, at the Sasol Art Museum in Stellenbosch. Located in a beautiful neo-classical building that was once home to her alma mater Bloemhof, the museum houses a permanent collection of more than 3 000 artworks belonging to the University of Stellenbosch. The collection features pieces relating to South Africa’s history, as well as works by foreign artists who resided in the country. Many of South Africa’s top artists are represented.Along with Dumas, the current exhibition features works by, among many others, photographer Jodi Bieber, sculptor Claudette Schreuders, visual artist Lyn Smuts, video artist Sonya Rademeyer, and Benedicte Kurzen, a French photographer living and working in Johannesburg. It may be viewed until 14 February 2011.The University of Stellenbosch also recently conferred an honorary doctorate on Dumas. This was for “her commitment to interrogating representational tropes of gender and socio-political identity“, according to information from the university. Known particularly for her depictions of the human form, Dumas’s works have been seen in some of the world’s top art museums including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, and London’s Tate Modern.Local art in international demandAs the country’s artists continue to make their creative mark around the globe, Bonhams says the success of previous sales indicates clearly that South African art is no longer only of domestic interest. “Record-breaking prices and worldwide bidding have propelled modern South African art into the frontlines of the global art market,” it says.Proof of this is the record-breaking $3.7-million (R26.4-million) fetched by Irma Stern’s 1945 painting Bahora Girl after brisk bidding at a Bonhams auction of South African art in London in October last year.Before the sale Bonhams had said it believed the painting, painted during Stern’s sojourn in Zanzibar, could set a new record for South African art sold at auction if current trends continued. The painting far surpassed expectations of $930 000 (R6.6-million) to $1.39-million (R9.9-million) and indeed made history for South African art, which according to Bonhams “can be said to have truly come of age in London”.The October auction of 151 pictures and sculptures realised a total of $9.29-million (R66-million).After the sale, Bonhams said the unprecedented price fetched for Bahora Girl would cause the art world to take a fresh look at art out of Africa and that it “marked a massive milestone in the journey of recognition for South African art”.Entries are currently being accepted for the sale in March 2011, which already includes pieces by Stern, Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto, William Kentridge, Cecil Skotnes and other South African masters.Founded in 1793, Bonhams is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The firm is based in London but has offices in countries around the globe.last_img read more

MoPub gives publishers impression-level revenue data, links with attribution platforms

first_img Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Posted on 22nd May 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share MoPub gives publishers impression-level revenue data, links with attribution platformsYou are here: MoPub, the Twitter-owned mobile ad exchange, announced Tuesday it is making impression-level revenue data available to publishers and has partnered with seven third-party attribution platforms to deliver the data. The platforms include Adjust, Appsflyer, Branch, Kochava, Singular, SOOMLA and Tenjin.The impression-level revenue data will be delivered in real-time once an ad impression is triggered and will include a variety of data fields, such as the demand source, ad placement, currency and country information.Why we should careThis granular data will give mobile app publishers deeper insight into user acquisition campaign performance. MoPub said publishers will have the flexibility to process the data themselves, or send it through one of the seven third-party platform partners that has access to the data via an integration with MoPub (versus having to create a new API).“We are extremely excited about the level of granularity and precision the impression-level revenue data from MoPub provides,” said Scott Koenigsberg, SVP of product for the social game development company Zynga, “With a more accurate and precise view of the ad revenue across each user and campaigns, we are able to spend more effectively and efficiently across different marketing channels and double down on what works.”MoPub’s impression-level revenue data benefits any app developer aiming to monetize their app with ads and in-app purchases. The added value of the third-party integrations will make it easier for publishers who are already using those platforms to analyze the data — giving them granular details on the campaigns that generate the highest return on in app ads and purchases.“Publishers could use the data to identify users who are valued higher by advertisers, and could potentially generate higher earnings by more strategically offering ad opportunities,” writes MoPub, “The publisher might also decide not to funnel these users into an IAP model unless the potential for revenue is higher.”More on the newsIn February, MoPub launched a beta of its analytics solution, MoPub Analytics, and said it plans on leveraging its analytics engine and machine learning algorithms to surface new insights.MoPub also recently partnered with Pixalate and DoubleVerify to help fight in-app ad fraud.The post MoPub gives publishers impression-level revenue data, links with attribution platforms appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: MoPub gives publishers impression-level revenue data, links with attribution platforms HomeDigital MarketingMoPub gives publishers impression-level revenue data, links with attribution platformslast_img read more

Mozambique mourns, Zimbabwe buries dead from Cyclone Idai

first_img(AP) – Zimbabwe is retrieving and burying bodies Wednesday as Mozambique begins three days of national mourning for victims of Cyclone Idai.The death toll is rising in both countries, but the full number of those killed and damage done will only be known when torrential floodwaters recede. Persistent rains are forecast through Thursday so it will be days before the plains of Mozambique drain toward the Indian Ocean.Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is to visit on Wednesday the hard-hit mountain community of Chimanimani on the eastern border with Mozambique. Some 300 people may have died in Zimbabwe as a result of the cyclone, say officials.Mozambican officials say its death toll is 200 and rising. Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said earlier this week he expects fatalities to be more than 1,000.last_img read more

[email protected]: High-Performance Computing for Silicon Design

first_imgDesigning Intel® microprocessors is extremely compute intensive. Tapeout is a final step in silicon design and its computation demand is growing exponentially for each generation of silicon process technology. Intel IT adopted high-performance computing (HPC) to address this very large computational scale and realized significant improvements in computing performance, reliability, and cost. We treated the HPC environment as a holistic computing capability—ensuring all key components were well designed, integrated, and operationally balanced with no bottlenecks. We designed our HPC model to scale to meet future needs, with HPC generations aligned with successive generations of Intel® processor technology.The success of the HPC environment was due to factors such as careful alignment of technology with business needs, informed risk taking, and disciplined execution. We are continuing to develop the next HPC generations to enable tapeout of successive generations of Intel processors. Read more about our success with HPC in the white paper “High Performance Computing for Silicon Design”last_img read more

Postgame Show: Oklahoma State Gets Worked In Bedlam

first_imgKyle Porter calls Carson Cunningham to discuss a horrific Bedlam game that ended with the Cowboys losing 38-20 in Norman (and it wasn’t even really that close). They discuss Road Rudolph, Gundy against OU, what there is to be excited about (not much!) and where OSU goes from here.LIVE on #Periscope: Bedlam is over. #okstate got worked. Let’s all mourn this together.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 3, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

2018 Tight End Nic McTear Commits to Oklahoma State

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Junior day offers continue to pay dividends for Oklahoma State.The Cowboys extended a number of offers just over a week ago during the big day in Stillwater. From tight ends to linebackers to wide receivers. And Oklahoma State has picked up its second commitment from a junior day offer as 2018 tight end Nic McTear announced his verbal commitment to the Cowboys on Monday night.’s a relieving sight for OSU fans and coaching staff alike. The tight end position went unfilled until the final days of signing day for the 2017 class after OSU had a late decommitment in the class. And OSU has filled the position early for 2018 with an up-and-coming prospect in McTear, who picked OSU over offers from Toledo, Iowa State, North Texas, Colorado State and Tulsa.With the commitment of McTear, Oklahoma State’s 2018 recruiting class is up to three joining quarterback Spencer Sanders and linebacker Blake Barron.last_img read more

Reaction To Josh Henson, John Wozniak Hirings

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. It’s been a whirlwind in Stillwater recently with the basketball team making noise, baseball starting on Friday, wrestling going undefeated and Mike Gundy rolling around in an orange singlet.So the hirings of Josh Henson (OL) and John Wozniak (RBs) got a little bit buried in the frenzy. I wanted to look briefly at their thoughts as well as what Mike Gundy said about bringing back two folks who are familiar with the OSU program.Josh Henson (OL Coach)“Josh is highly intelligent and he knows the things that need to happen for us to be successful at Oklahoma State,” said Gundy. “We know him well and we’re excited about what he brings to our team.”Henson was the offensive coordinator at Missouri before coming back to OSU (where he played) as an offensive analyst last year.“Oklahoma State is my alma mater and will always have a special place in my heart,” said Henson. “The opportunity to come back and be part of Cowboy football is special to me. I want to thank Coach Gundy for giving me the opportunity to come back. What excites me about returning to Stillwater is the opportunity to take OSU to the next level. When you win 10 games, winning those extra couple games is a real challenge, and I’m excited to have that opportunity.”Yeah … no kidding.John Wozniak (RB Coach)“What I like about John is that he is a self-made guy who worked his way up and did it the hard way,” Gundy said. “He worked with us here at Oklahoma State and then went on to have success with Les Miles at LSU and with Nick Saban at Alabama. I know him and I know he’s a hard worker and that he can recruit. He’s been with people who I’m close to, so I’ve followed his path along the way and we’re excited to have him back here with us.”Wozniak was a GA with OSU in 2004 before going to LSU in 2005 with Les Miles. He has also coached at Memphis, UAB and Alabama before being the WRs coach last year for Southern Miss.“Oklahoma State is a special place. Just like the players, coaches want to be at a place where football is important – a place where the fans care and the players have bought into the university and its football program. Ever since I left here in 2004, I’ve wanted to be back, and fortunately, now I have that opportunity,” Wozniak said.“Being around Coach Gundy in 2004, I had a lot of respect for him as a football mind, and more importantly, as a man. I knew that if I ever had a chance to work with him again, that I definitely wanted to do that.”One person who knows and has been around both Henson and Wozniak is former offensive coordinator Todd Monken. I asked him what he thought about OSU bringing them back.“Both are great hires,” Monken told PFB. “Are outstanding in all three critical areas. Can recruit, are really good teachers and are awesome at developing young men.”Check, check and check. Former QB Zac Robinson is in as well.Coach Henson is the man. Glad to see him back on board.— Zac Robinson (@Zac_Robinson5) February 10, 2017So the coaching carousel has seemingly been stopped before it really got started and OSU is in a good position as it heads towards its first spring practice in less than a month.last_img read more

a month agoArsenal goalkeeper Leno: Law change giving us problems

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper Leno: Law change giving us problemsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno insists a law change created the confusion for their 2-2 draw at Watford.At the key moment, Sokratis Papastathopoulos collected the ball from Leno in the box from a goal kick, before his pass was snatched by the grateful Gerard Deulofeu.Tom Cleverley then thumped the ball home before Roberto Pereyra earned the Hornets a point from the penalty spot.New rules installed before the start of the season now state that the goalkeeper does not have to pass the ball outside the box from a goal kick.That invites defenders to start the phase of play form inside the box, encouraging teams to play short and out from the back, something Unai Emery likes.Leno has since revealed that the law change has complicated things for the Arsenal defence as Sunday’s punishment proved.“It has changed the game a lot because the first pass is always without pressure to, for example, the centre-backs,” the German told the Evening Standard.“The first pass is always without danger and then the team can decide [from there].”It is more difficult now [when teams] press very high for the defending team. But you see, the rule changed the game a little bit and it is new for everybody. We have to work with this change.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 days agoHeskey: Leicester big enough to keep hold of Maddison

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Heskey: Leicester big enough to keep hold of Maddisonby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEmile Heskey says Leicester City are no longer a feeder club.Heskey believes the club’s growth will allow them to fend off interest from Manchester United for James Maddison.”I think Leicester are moving away from being a feeder club,” Heskey told bwin.”They’ve lost a few big names over the last couple of seasons, but there is no need for Leicester to sell anyone else. The team is developing so strongly and it doesn’t deserve to be called a feeder club.”Leicester are under no pressure to sell Maddison and I expect they’ll fight off any interest.” last_img