View comments The Nike LeBron 17 dressed in purple and gold. Photo from NikeIt’s been nearly two decades since LeBron James first stepped foot on an NBA court but the four-time MVP is still considered as the best in the sport due to his combination of speed and strength.At 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, James is built like a power forward but has the quickness of point guard and allowing him to maintain a level of fitness for nearly 17 years are his signature shoes that have constantly evolved with him throughout his career.ADVERTISEMENT The LeBron XVII features the highest volume heel Max Air unit in all of LeBron’s signature shoes.“If you look at the evolution of LeBron’s line, you’ll see how he loves Max Air and we felt like the volume of Air in the XVII was the next solution in providing the stabilization and support he needs,” said Petrie.Complementing the Max Air unit are two Air Zoom units in the forefoot, giving James better security when he lands.The last performance feature in the shoe is the Knitposite upper that evolved from the Battleknit 2.0 that was used in the LeBron XVI.Knitposite combines lightweight Flyknit construction with heat-molded yarn that adds structure and also color to the upper.ADVERTISEMENT Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China With James entering his 17th NBA season, his signature line will also debut a 17th shoe designed to purposely give the generational talent optimum performance and comfort.“We had ‘the blueprint’ in mind for the XVII, and we started from the ground up on everything, whether that was the construction of the knit or the way we could protect his underfoot with Air bags,” said Nike’s Jason Petrie, the designer of the LeBron XVII.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The first colorway that would hit Nike and Titan stores here in the country starting October 10 is the “Purple and Gold,” which is an homage to the Los Angeles Lakers, worth P9,895.Photo from Nike“The silhouette was a way to reset the mark for LeBron, and futuristically explore how we would help his game with the best that Nike offers.” LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Russia fears missing Olympics over doping data tampering ‘People evacuated on their own’ Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees MOST READ Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:04Daybreak 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 LATEST STORIES LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images “We wanted to blend the knit on the XV and the strength of the Battleknit on the XVI, the result is amazing,” said Petrie. “Once the heat is applied to the knitting process, you get this jewel-like armored exoskeleton that’s stuffed with these yarns. It’s both structural and soft in the areas it needs to be.”The second colorway releasing is “In the Arena” that features an Oreo theme with the pair releasing on October 20.Photo from Nike“Air Innovation,” which is a white-light grey colorway, will be sold on October 29.Photo from NikeSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Dear EditorAfter reading the Cheddi Jagan bashing letter of Leyland Roopnarine (New York) “We must stop admiring our two dead Socialist Leaders” (KN, 17th March 2018) I wondered at the gall of some people to tell people whom to admire.Whom should we admire, Leyland Roopnarine (New York)? President Donald Trump of the USA? The Queen of England? President Putin of Russia? YOU?Forbes Burnham and Cheddi Jagan did a lot for Guyanese, and that is why they are remembered fondly. Their failings were in not understanding the true world of politics, especially Cold War politics at the time. And for that they are forgiven.Guyana is NOT AMERICA’s backyard, to do with as they please. We are not a colony of America or the UK.Yours faithfullySean Ori
Mario Balotelli finally broke his Premier League deadlock for Liverpool 1 The Premier League has taken a brief hiatus, with the FA Cup dominating the weekend, so what better way to see what you have learned about the past six months of the season than with talkSPORT’s famed top flight quiz.From everything to goals, bookings and transfers, we’ve got it nailed, but how much do you remember?Have a go and let us know how you got on below, and when you’re done with that, tune into talkSPORT for LIVE FA Cup football this weekend. About | Privacy | Terms
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The field of 86 was actually narrowed to 20 last week during preliminary judging, but finalists weren’t announced until Sunday’s show was under way. – Associated Press An 18-year-old aspiring actress from Puerto Rico who hopes to someday star in U.S. and Latin American films was crowned Sunday night as Miss Universe 2006. Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza of Puerto Rico shared a nervous emotional hug with the first runner-up, Kurara Chibana of Japan, moments before the winner was announced, then clasped her hands to her mouth in amazement as she heard her name called. Miss USA Tara Conner was the contest’s fourth runner-up. Also finishing in the top five were second runner-up Lauriane Gillieron of Switzerland and third runner-up Lourdes Arevalos of Paraguay. Conner was vying to become the first U.S. winner since Brook Lee in 1997. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“They accept that their conduct fell far below that which is required of them as professional football players with St Johnstone FC and that they brought the club into disrepute.“The sanctions imposed upon them – a fine of four weeks’ wages – were the most severe, short of summary dismissal.”It continued: “The players have accepted the sanctions without question and they wish to apologise unreservedly to the supporters of the club for their behaviour.“Both players have expressed a desire for a proportion of the fines to be utilised for free bus travel for supporters to the remaining away matches this season and the club is in full agreement with this request. “The players will now return to training and playing duties where they can channel their energies into contributing to the continued success of the club.”Speaking before the conclusion of the internal investigation, Tommy Wright told STV: “These things happen, they’re regrettable but I know both players have shown a lot of remorse and are extremely hurt and embarrassed by it.“I think supporters of the club will know it’s out of character. Interviews were taken and information was gathered. Once it’s dealt with we can finally draw a line under it.”TV cameras missed the start of the incident, which led to both being red carded, meaning they are unlikely to face punishment from the Scottish FA. St Johnstone have fined Danny Swanson and Richard Foster over their on-pitch fight during an SPFL match last week.The players clashed at the end of the first half against Hamilton Academical on Saturday in their side’s 1-0 defeat at New Douglas Park.St Johnstone suspended both players while they investigated the incident and have now fined the duo the maximum amount allowed, saying the punishment was just one step short of dismissal.A club statement read: “Richard Foster and Danny Swanson fully accept that they are ambassadors for the club and role models for young fans everywhere.
Hibernian have confirmed the signing of Juventus midfielder Vykintas Slivka on a permanent contract.Neil Lennon was initially expected to bring in the 22-year-old on loan from the Serie A champions but an undisclosed fee has been paid to make the player the club’s seventh summer signing.Lithuania midfielder Slivka, who signed for Juventus from Ekranas in his homeland in 2013, said he was very happy to be at Easter Road.After committing to the club until 2020, he told the official Hibs website: “This is another step in my career and I am really excited to be joining the club. “The international matches against Scotland and England have given me a taste of the British style of football, and now I can’t wait to get started.“I am looking forward to meeting the squad and getting ready for the new season.”Slivka has 19 caps for Lithuania and has spent loan spells with Solvenia’s Gorica, Dutch side Den Bosch and Serie B Ascoli in recent seasons.Meanwhile Deivydas Matulevicius, an international teammate of Slivka, has received international clearance to begin playing for Hibs after his move from Royal Mouscron in Belgium.
1 February 2013 South Africans from across the political spectrum have paid tribute to Amina Cachalia, a staunch anti-apartheid activist and long-time friend of former president Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday, aged 82. “A seasoned campaigner for women’s rights and one of the liberation movement’s foremost stalwarts, Amina came from a fiercely political family and dedicated her life full-on to the emancipation of all oppressed people in South Africa,” the Presidency said in a statement on Friday. Her political activism saw her play leading roles as a member of the Transvaal Indian Youth Congress and Transvaal Indian Congress, as treasurer of the Federation of South African Women (Fedsaw) and as patron of the Federation of Transvaal Women, among others.‘Tireless fighter for liberation’ “Our country has lost one of the most tireless and consummate fighters for liberation that we have known,” President Jacob Zuma said, “and we would like to express our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, comrades and all who had the privilege of knowing her.” Cachalia had several stints in prison, including when she was arrested during the 1952 Defiance Campaign and also participated in the 1956 Women’s March against apartheid pass laws, and became a banned person at various stages. African National Congress (ANC) spokesman Jackson Mthembu said “Comrade Amina” was “among the women who are credited for having placed gender equity firmly as a site of struggle and aligned it to broader struggles led by the ANC. As an individual she lived through the pain of police harassment, imprisonment, house arrests, banning and humiliation.” Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said, that, as a member of the Indian Youth Congress and founder of the Women’s Progressive Union, Cachalia “fought fiercely to overcome injustice and racial discrimination”. Zille said that Cachalia, together with Helen Joseph, Lillian Ngoyi and Ida Mtwana, had founded Fedsaw, which led 20 000 women on the 1956 Women’s March to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. A Member of Parliament after South Africa’s first democratic elections of 1994, Cachalia received the Order of Luthuli in recognition of a life spent fighting for freedom and democracy.‘Travelled a long road with Mr Mandela’ The Nelson Mandela Foundation said on Friday that it had learned with great sadness of Cachalia’s passing. “Amina Cachalia travelled a long road with Mr Mandela and his family. She and her husband Yusuf were friends with Mr Mandela in the years before he went to prison,” the foundation said in a statement. “After he was imprisoned in 1962, they kept in touch through letters. Only after he was transferred to Pollsmoor Prison was he finally allowed to be visited by Mrs Cachalia and her husband. “They resumed their friendship after his release in 1990. In 1995 Mrs Cachalia assisted him at a luncheon he arranged for the widows of leaders from across the political spectrum. As the widow of apartheid prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd could not attend, Mr Mandela travelled to the white enclave of Orania to visit her. Mrs Cachalia accompanied him. “On 1 June 1986, when he was in Pollsmoor Prison, he wrote her a letter saying: ‘I love you and Yusuf very much and you are always in my thoughts … There is, therefore, no danger whatsoever of me forgetting you.’” SAinfo reporter
Knowledge is everywhere – be it within individuals, in Salesforce, via Google, in emails etcSearch sucks – it’s hard, it’s not semantic and everyone has different ideas how to use itKnowledge is locked in people heads, so an individual doesn’t know who is an expert on any one particular subjectOther offerings are difficult to use and expensive So what does GroupSwim offer? Their solution has:A nice Web 2.0 interfaceAn open architecture that allows it to grow, adapt and morph at willThe benefit of leveraging community intelligenceA robust enterprise grade architecture How does it work?Once a user creates an account, they can create multiple communities within their account. This has two benefits – it means a business can have different communities for different parts of the business, but it also means that an individual user, with one single sign on, can access all of the groups they are subscribed to. This is all nice but not unique, GroupSwim’s main benefit comes from its semantic approach and its qualitative differentiation techniques which together improve functionality and user experience. Semantic ApproachContent entered into a discussion is automatically analysed and tagged with keywords. This allows better classification, better searching and a more relevant and proactive customer experience to be offered to the user. Of course users can edit, change and add to the automatically generated tags but it speeds up the process no end. My experience with other collaborative platforms is that the search tends to be a little clunky – often giving poor results, Groupswim’s semantic search improves the search and therefore overall usability of the service. Qualitative DifferentiationGroupSwim keeps a running tally on both explicit and implicit rating of material. Explicit rating comes from user ratings as per other solutions, implicit rating comes from a host of automatically assessed criteria – how often an item is read, how many times it is on-forwarded, how long it remains open etc. In this way users get a true assessment of the quality of any piece of content. Groupswim have done a nice job of capturing the two streams of rating – together the overall rating gives an improved experience – this coupled with the semantic search really sped things up in my trial.ConclusionGroupSwim provides a compelling offering – I can see it providing real value for organisational community building both internally and externally. Check out their elevator pitch video below. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… guest author 1 A guest post by Ben Kepes of diversity.net.nz, a blog that focuses on SaaS, cloud-computing and Web 2.0 for the real world.GroupSwim is an innovative company which has created an intelligent community building and collaboration SaaS solution. It was mentioned here on RWW previously as one of the finalists in the Enterprise 2.0 launch pad. GroupSwim aims to connect individuals and build knowledge utilising social based methodologies. Their method of working comes from four observations of current offerings and methods of working: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification frederic lardinois U.S. government agencies can now officially use YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, and blip.tv, using special service agreements that comply with federal terms and conditions. Today, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced that, after nine months of negotiations, the government has signed agreements with these companies that will allow federal agencies to officially post content to these sites. The GSA is also negotiating special terms and conditions with MySpace and Facebook, and it has already determined that Twitter’s service agreement is in line with federal requirements.Legal ConcernsAccording to stories on Nextgov and Federal Computer Week, the GSA had a number of other legal concerns about the standard terms and conditions of these services, including problems with indemnification clauses, liability limits, and endorsements, which led it to enter negotiations with these services. Also, a lot of the standard agreements call for dispute resolutions by state courts, while for government agencies, federal law has to apply.It is important to note that these new agreements only cover the free services offered by these companies. The GSA is also looking into expanding these agreements to a wider range of social media services.A number of federal agencies, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Library of Congress already use services like Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr. To do so, however, these agencies either needed special waivers, or they negotiated terms directly with these services. Some of these initiatives have been very successful. Pictures from the Library of Congress, for example, have been viewed over 15 million times.Library of Congress on iTunesIn addition, the Library of Congress today announced that it will begin to share more of its content on YouTube and, as podcasts, through Apple’s iTunes. This initiative will launch in the next few weeks.Engaging the PublicWe are glad to see that the GSA has now removed some of the major stumbling blocks that stopped a large number of government agencies from using social media sites. Now we just hope that these agencies will also use these services to actually engage with citizens. Tags:#news#social networks#Video Services#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts klint finley Tags:#cloud#Cloud Providers Disclosure: Qwest Business, which is owned by CenturyLink, is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor. When I got my first smartphone, the original black and white Danger Sidekick, the data plan cost me something like $40 a month for unlimited data plus something like 200 anytime minutes. These days an unlimited data plan will cost you more like $30 a month, not including voice minutes. But the original Sidekick couldn’t play music or movies. You couldn’t download additional apps (the app catalog came along in later models). All you could do was browse the Web with its scaled down browser, use AOL Instant Messenger and e-mail. I suppose it was easy to offer an “unlimited” data plan, when it was hard to actually download much.But the days of unlimited data are going away. AT&T already dropped its unlimited plan for new users, and Verizon is about to do the same. We’ve written before about the mobile data bottleneck, which is only going to get worse as more smart phones and tablets get online.In an article at Enterprise Efficiency Andrew Froehlich, makes the case that cloud providers should also become Internet providers. Specifically, he suggests Apple and Google get into the ISP business.The problem I see with this idea:1) ISPs increasingly are becoming cloud providers. Earlier this year Verizon bought infrastructure-as-a-service provider Terremark. Then Time Warner Cable bought NaviSite and CenturyLink bought Savvis. These telcos are interested in making money on both ends: selling customers both bandwidth and storage.2) It’s not easy to become a telco, though Google is trying.What do you think? Should cloud providers start offering Internet access? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting