“It’s not good,” Allmendinger said. “I feel bad for the whole Team Red Bull guys. Everybody worked their butts off, and they deserve to be in the 500.” They aren’t, and neither are two other Toyota entries. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Team Red Bull heard a big “ole” on Thursday and whiffed on its first attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500. Drivers Brian Vickers and A.J. Allmendinger crashed during their qualifying races Thursday, which means the new Toyota team will pack up and head home as its rivals prepare for the biggest race of the year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Michael Waltrip raced his way through controversy to secure a spot, and Dale Jarrett, Dave Blaney and David Reutimann also made the race. But the Red Bull Cars, Jeremy Mayfield and Mike Skinner are going home. Vickers ran well in the second qualifying race before a tire went flat and he hit the wall. “Obviously, it’s disappointing,” Vickers said. “Came down here, we did our best, got a flat right rear. We’ll get them at California.” Allmendinger, who joined NASCAR from open-wheel racing in the off-season, collided with Robby Gordon and hit the wall on lap 23 of the first race. “I was trying to get out of the throttle, clipped him and the rest, it happened,” Allmendinger said. “I don’t know if you really put fault on that or what. I just feel bad for the whole team.”
Join us Friday at 6 p.m. and then scroll down this story for live scoring, news and in-game analysis as the Warriors look to even the NBA Finals in Game 4 at Oracle Arena.The Warriors’ chances of tying the series at 2-2 improve a lot with Klay Thompson returning from a strained left hamstring that knocked him out of the end of Game 2 and all of Game 3. In addition, Kevon Looney (fractured costal … Click here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device.
5 February 2016Profiled in a recent New York Times (NYT) photo essay, South African photographer Chris Saunders says his love of the pantsula dance culture stems from its spontaneous and makeshift energy and the positive message the dance’s champions are trying to spread.“The guys are trying to spread a message of better living through the dance,” he told the NYT Everywhere you walk down a road, there’s kids playing, people dancing, people barbecuing, it’s (has) a vibe. It’s street culture.”What started as an eight-week assignment for Dance magazine soon turned into a six-year obsession with the art and artists of pantsula.As described in the NYT article, pantsula is defined as combining “precise and technical footwork and house music, (while using) hectic city streets as their stage, surrounded by traffic, pedestrians and vendors”. The dance moves are steeped in history, both cultural and political, and rooted in the African sense of community and the joy of freedom of movement.And it is not merely a dance of improvisation and spontaneity, with many dancers forming well-coordinated troupes that practise long hours to come up with the best and most original routines. For many in the townships, the pantsula dancer is both a hero and an entertainer.Together with German writer Daniela Goeller, Saunders set out in 2012 to comprehensively document the real story behind the dance, intent on recording the art form’s greater significance in modern South African youth culture. “There is no coherent documentation about this dance form, its history, where it comes from,” Goeller said in the NYT article. “There is really an opportunity to gather this information so this culture can be recognised.”Saunders explains that he didn’t want to focus on the negativity that surrounds the reality of a lot of people’s lives in the pantsula scene. “I wanted to focus on the dance, the beauty of the culture and what they’re trying to portray to the world.”Goeller, Saunders and four of the most respected pantsula dancers in Johannesburg have since founded the Impilo Mapantsula collective. It unites over 50 pantsula troupes from around Gauteng, supporting their professional development and improving their personal circumstances.Proceeds from Saunders’ photography exhibitions around the world, as well as a book with Goeller that documents the history and culture of pantsula, will contribute to helping the dancers fulfil their dance dreams and personal goals.Source: News24Wire/New York Times
* The max number of points you can earn for any cache log is 15 points.What is the Friend League?The Friend League is a leaderboard that shows you and your friends’ geocaching activity. Earn points when you log a cache, attend an event, or complete another geocaching task. The number of points vary depending on the task at hand.The Friend League displays the total points you collect during the promotion. You can also see how many points your friends have earned during the promotion. The Friend League will reset to zero on Monday, April 16 at noon UTC.How do I participate?Visit the Friend League to activate your scoring control board and prepare for liftoff. From March 19 to April 15, collect points by logging caches, attending events, or completing other geocaching actions. Earn up to 10 new souvenirs by individually collecting 500 points on the Friend League during the promotion period.Can I join Planetary Pursuit at any time?Of course! If you were late to join, you still have the chance to earn all 10 souvenirs as long as you collect enough points through April 15.Do points on the Friend League stack?No, there is no point stacking. The max number of points that you can earn on any cache log is 15 points. For example, if you find a Traditional geocache with more than 10 Favorite points, you will earn 15 points total. If you find a Mystery cache with more than 10 Favorite points, you will earn 15 points total.Do I get points on the Friend League for attending a CITO, Mega or Giga-Event?Yes. Attending any event type will earn you 15 points on the Friend League during Planetary Pursuit.Where can I see my souvenirs?As soon as you collect a certain number of points, the associated souvenir will automatically be awarded to your profile. The souvenirs appear on your profile under the souvenir tab.Is the Friend League in the Geocaching® app?The Friend League is not in the Geocaching® app but can be viewed in your phone’s web browser.My Friend League points aren’t correct. Help!Make sure you activate the Friend League by visiting the page once before you start logging your finds.If you change a Note, DNF, or other log type to a Found it log, it will not be recognized on the Friend League.You may have found and logged a Lab Cache. At this time, the Friend League does not award points for finding Lab Caches.You logged on Monday, March 19 before noon UTC (convert to your local time here). We suggest that you wait to log until AFTER Monday noon UTC – which in some places like New Zealand is Tuesday at midnight – to log your geocaches. Otherwise the points will not count for the first week.You saved a Draft on a Monday, March 19 before noon UTC.If you have already posted your logs, select “View / Edit Log / Images”, then click the pen icon and “Submit Log Entry” on the website. Your logs should now be counted towards your total.What does UTC stand for?Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time today. It is the time standard (not a time zone) commonly used across the world. You can convert UTC to your local time here.I logged a Lab Cache, why didn’t I earn any points on the Friend League?At this time, the Friend League does not award points for finding Lab Caches.Do I need friends on my Friend League to participate in Planetary Pursuit?You do not need geocaching friends to collect points and earn souvenirs for Planetary Pursuit. However, it’s still fun to have friends on your Friend League so you can cheer them along through their space explorations! Here are some ideas on how to make friends in the geocaching community: Attend a geocaching event. Attending geocaching events is the easiest way to make new friends in the real world. Make sure to note their username and invite them to become friends on Geocaching.com. Bonus: You’ll earn extra points when attending an event. Find an event near you.Search for a local geocaching organization. One of the best ways to learn about geocaching and make friends is to join a Geocaching Organization. Find a geocaching organization near you.Look for Facebook groups in your area. There are many geocachers on Facebook that have created local groups. Search for “geocaching+your location” on Facebook and see if there is a group of like-minded treasure hunters in your area.Share your username in the comment section of this blog post. If others follow suit, you can add each other on Geocaching.com and make friends all over the world!How do I add friends to my Friend League?From the left hand side of your new dashboard, or on the old version on the right side under the ‘Community’ section, select View friends.Under Add a friend, enter your friend’s username.Select Send Invitation.Enter a message for your friend.Select Request Friendship.Why does the Friend League show only some of my friends?The Friend League shows ten of your geocaching friends—always including yourself. If you want to see all of your friends, scroll down the list and select See more. Planetary Pursuit: Venus10 points Log a Found it on any geocache (Traditional, Virtual, Webcam, Wherigo)5 Planetary Pursuit: Mars40 points ActionPoint value Attend any event15 Planetary Pursuit: Saturn100 points Log a Found it on a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points15 Official Space ExplorerCollect all planet souvenirs (500 points) and earn this meta souvenir. Planetary Pursuit: Mercury20 points Planetary Pursuit: Jupiter65 points Planetary Pursuit: Earth5 points Share with your Friends:More Planetary Pursuit: Uranus200 points Planetary Pursuit: Pluto500 points Log a Found it on a Multi-Cache or Letterbox Hybrid10 Log a Found it on a Mystery Cache or EarthCache15 Join Planetary Pursuit to explore beyondThe year is 2650. You are invited to join the Geocaching Explorers Club and be among the first geocachers to visit every planet in our solar system earning souvenirs along the way.How to playFind different geocache types to individually collect points on the Friend League between March 19 and April 15 and earn up to 10 new souvenirs to become an Official Space Explorer.Simply Visit the Friend League page to activate your scoring control board and prepare to lift off on March 19.What are the 10 souvenirs that I can earn? Drop off trackable4 How can I earn points?If you log a cache, attend an event, or perform other geocaching actions, you collect points. Souvenirs Points needed on the Friend League (individual) Planetary Pursuit: Neptune300 points SharePrint RelatedPlanetary Pursuit Starthilfe (aka FAQ)February 27, 2018In “Deutsch”Soporte de lanzamiento de Búsqueda Planetaria (también conocido como FAQ)February 27, 2018In “Español”3, 2, 1, Planetary Pursuit hebt ab!March 6, 2018In “Deutsch”
2007 proved to be another year of consolidation. In the area of Business Intelligence, SAP acquired Business Objects, IBM bought Cognos, and Oracle got Hyperion. There were also at least 20 security-related companies that were purchased, including Verizon’s purchase of Cybertrust, IBM buying WatchFire, and Google buying Postini. In collaboration, Cisco bought WebEx and Microsoft acquired TellMe.The acquisitions in 2007 followup large numbers of purchases in 2006 and 2005. This first decade of the 2000’s is shaping up to be one of software consolidation.Acquisitions are a quick way to inorganic growth and help companies fill gaps in their software lineup, increase their customer base, gain a foothold in new and different markets, and achieve economies of scale. There’s no doubt that major software companies will continue their buying spree into 2008 — with likely buyers including Microsoft, Oracle, CA, IBM, HP, EMC, Cisco, and Sun.But the problem is that the list of potential companies that can be acquired is getting smaller, and many of the attractive companies in the low multi-billion dollar range have already been snapped up, leaving a split between many very small software companies and those much bigger companies that typically are the buyers. But there are some exceptions. In the area of Business Intelligence, SAS, MicroStrategy and Teradata remain as independent players. Other potential acquisition candidates include Informatica, a data integration and warehousing company, and i2, a supply-chain management company.Multi-million dollar purchases may seem like a big deal, but to an Oracle, it is the larger acquisitions, while riskier, that can provide the quickest fix for them to be able to enter new markets and sign up new customers. Achieving robust inorganic growth that can have a visible effect on the bottom line of an Oracle can’t easily be done with acquiring many small companies. And organic growth usually comes at a much slower and more deliberate speed, and usually is not as impressive to the markets. This increases the chance for mega-mergers in 2008. Deals like Microsoft buying SAP, Oracle snagging BEA, or Apple buying Sun are becoming ever more likely.
MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Outspoken WarriorsSpeaking at the Warriors media day later Friday, Curry said simply: “I don’t wanna go.”Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James meanwhile took aim at Trump’s withdrawn invite.“U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite,” James wrote on Twitter.“Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”The NBA Players Association also rallied swiftly behind Curry.ADVERTISEMENT “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump wrote.It was not immediately clear if the White House had formally extended an invitation to the Warriors to attend the reception, a tradition that goes back several decades.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSpeaking on Friday, Curry said the Warriors could make a “statement” by declining to attend the White House reception if an invite was offered.“Obviously, you don’t wanna rush to a decision on understanding the magnitude of what this means,” Curry told ESPN. “We have an opportunity to send a statement that hopefully encourages unity, encourages us to appreciate what it means to be American, and stand for something.” Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, talks with Kevin Durant, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Dallas. APLOS ANGELES, United States — President Donald Trump said Saturday he was withdrawing a White House invitation to the Golden State Warriors after several players on the NBA championship-winning side voiced misgivings about attending a reception.Writing on Twitter, Trump singled out Warriors star Stephen Curry, who on Friday had signaled that he would vote against attending the White House reception in any team discussion.ADVERTISEMENT AP source: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder “Steph: consider this withdrawal a badge of honor!” NBAPA executive director Michele Roberts wrote on Twitter.Warriors players have been among the most outspoken against Trump’s administration.Last month, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant said he would boycott the White House if the Warriors were invited, accusing Trump of escalating racial tensions in the United States.“Nah, I won’t do that,” Durant told ESPN when asked whether he would attend the White House.“I don’t respect who’s in office right now…I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that.”Durant said he expected many teammates would follow suit. “That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me,” Durant said, saying he believed Trump bore responsibility for stoking racial divisions.“He’s definitely driving it,” Durant said. “I feel ever since he’s got into office, or since he ran for the presidency, our country has been so divided and it’s not a coincidence. When (Barack) Obama was in office, things were looking up. We had so much hope in our communities where I come from because we had a black president, and that was a first.“So to see that and to be where we are now, it just felt like we took a turn for the worse, man. It all comes from who is in the administration. It comes from the top.”Trump a ‘blowhard’Warriors coach Steve Kerr has also been one of Trump’s most searing critics from within the ranks of the NBA, describing him as a “blowhard.”“Frankly, I think it’s why Trump couldn’t be more ill-suited to be president, because he’s a blowhard,” Kerr said earlier this year. “You don’t see some of the qualities you talk about, the resilience, the ability to communicate, the compassion. None of that… To be a great leader, there have to be some qualities in there.“Has anyone ever thought that Donald Trump was a great leader?” /cbb Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PLAY LIST 02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients
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Man City boss Guardiola not dropping De Jong pursuitby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola isn’t dropping his pursuit of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong.De Jong is preparing to move from Holland in 2019 and has courted interest from across Europe – including Barcelona and PSG.Indeed, De Jong’s father has talked up a move to Barca.However, Telefoot says City remain in contact, where Guardiola is driving the move.The Catalan is convinced De Jong can fit seamlessly into his system and has made his addition a priority for next year. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Everton U23 coach Unsworth: EFL Trophy good for developmentby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton U23 coach David Unsworth was delighted with their EFL Trophy win over Burton Albion.Unsworth admits he’s a supporter for the competition and the potential introduction of B teams.Asked if the competition has worked for Everton, Unsworth told the Liverpool Echo: “Yeah, I think it has. It’s a competition we’ve been delighted to be in. For the first couple of years, there was almost a novelty for the players to play against first-team players.“You know me and you know I’m a big advocate of what happens everywhere around Europe with B-teams and for the purpose of developing young players quicker, it is brilliant the way they work throughout the leagues in Europe.”When we’ve had a sniff of playing first-team opponents, I’ve been all over it. Even in pre-season, it is something I feel very passionately about.“You’ve seen tonight, a very, very good mid-table League One club with an experienced manager, we’ve been the better team and won quite comfortably.”People slag off under-23s football, the Premier League do the best they can and it’s a league that has improved year after year and it’s not as bad as people make it out to be. You’ve seen that tonight.”Technically, we’ve looked the better team, we handled the ball brilliantly and the way we work proves it’s right, in terms of being like a first-team and working a lot on physicality and speed and tempo and limited touches because tonight we were just awesome.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arizona State Bobby HurleyNew Arizona State head basketball coach Bobby Hurley is best known for his play as a point guard at Duke and later in the NBA. However, Hurley did play a little baseball growing up in Jersey City, N.J., and last night he had the opportunity to put some old skills to use. Hurley was a guest of the Arizona Diamondbacks and threw out the first pitch before the team’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Beforehand, he had a chance to meet some of the D-Backs players and coaching staff, and was even interviewed by Sun Devil quarterback Mike Bercovici, who was in attendance with teammate Jordan Simone. He is in the house! pic.twitter.com/DEtkghvLSW— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015Sun Devils in the house. Tuffy. Hurley. Graham Rossini. #ForksUp pic.twitter.com/R886wvabYM— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015Hey look at @MikeBerco and @JordanSimone38 with @BobbyHurley11 pic.twitter.com/g2hKLjipAs— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015Don’t ask him tough questions Berco. pic.twitter.com/GPVxePXdfU— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015The @BobbyHurley11 family is here to support him. Unless he bounces it. pic.twitter.com/OjcVsLRy24— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015To add another degree of difficulty to Hurley’s toss, the Curtain of Distraction, usually employed by ASU’s student section to harass free-throw shooters, was brought out. It didn’t seem to affect him much, as his throw was accurate.Calm, cool and collected. Nicely done, @BobbyHurley11. https://t.co/sMyggvY9Yh— #VoteDbacks (@Dbacks) May 24, 2015Looks like Hurley is still comfortable with the ball in his hands, even if it’s not a roundball.