AD Classics: Eames House / Charles and Ray Eames

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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Photographs:  Flickr – User: An Amateur, Flickr – User: rpa2101,, Stephen CanonProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Flor del Campo / Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa, by Cristobal PalmaArticlesHawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory / Flansburgh ArchitectsArticles Share Year:  Architects: Charles and Ray Eames Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs AD Classics: Eames House / Charles and Ray EamesSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Eames House / Charles and Ray EamesSave this picture!© Stephen CanonWritten by Adelyn Perez Share Houses CopyText description provided by the architects. Originally known as Case Study House No. 8, the Eames House was such a spatially pleasant modern residence that it became the home of the architects themselves. Charles and Ray Eames began designing the house in 1945 for the Case Study House Program in Los Angeles’ Arts and Architecture Magazine published and built these case study homes that had to focus on the use of new materials and technologies developed during World War II. The intention was for the house to be made of prefabricated materials that would not interrupt the site, be easy to build, and exhibit a modern style.+ 20Save this picture!Plans + AxonRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodEGGERLaminatesThe house is situated on a three-acre site on top of an 150-foot cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The site is a flat parcel on otherwise steep land that creates a retaining wall to the west. The response to this condition was a concrete retaining wall that ties together the two boxes separated by a courtyard that make up the parti of the residence.Save this picture!© Flickr – Stephen Canon. Used under Creative CommonsThe two boxes serve two different functions. One is for the residence itself and the other is a studio.  Both provide double-height spaces at the corners and outer ends of both programs. This allows for a composition that breaks the space up rhythmetically, and is read on the exterior of the house with the exterior courtyard serving as a double-height space in between both boxes.Save this picture!© Flickr – Stephen Canon. Used under Creative CommonsAlong with the retaining concrete wall, a simple steel frame was used for the structure of the house. The steel frame used 4-inch H-columns for the walls and 12-inch deep web joists for the roof. The steel frame was filled in with different solid and transparent colored panels arranged to create a shifting light in the interior throughout the day. Save this picture!© Flickr – User: rpa2101The importance given to light in the design, with the exterior arranged in this particular way, can be connected to Japanese influence. This attention to detail, however, did not hinder the aspect of displaying the idea prefabrication. The house was built largely of standard components, such as the windows which measure a standard width of 3-feet 4-inches.Save this picture!via Library of CongressContrast to the cold steel framing that forms the structure, the interior of the house is warm and comforting with its wood-block floor and the soft light penetrating into each room through each day. Wooden staircases float effortlessly connecting the lower and upper levels. The use of natural materials on the interior bring the residence closer to nature, giving the appearance of the house resting softly on the earth.  A row of eucalyptus trees was also planted at the front that provide shade and blend parts of the house with outdoors.Save this picture!© architectenwerk.nlThe Eames House is a beautiful continuation of space. The rooms are liberating, flowing into one another even between floors through the double-height spaces. Private and public spaces are not strictly divided. For example, the bedroom on the upper level overlooks the public living room with a short terrace that connects the rooms. There are no major divisions other than the separation of the two boxes, which still merge into one another with the courtyard. The house is an unrolling scroll of a Mondrian painting that exemplifies the use prefabricated materials to create beautiful endless space.Save this picture!via Library of CongressHouses•Los Angeles, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 1949 Projects United States AD Classics: Eames House / Charles and Ray Eames ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more


Mega Millions jackpot rises to $654 million after no one wins Friday

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The jackpot for Mega Millions has jumped to $654 million, with a cash option of $372.6 million, after no one won in Friday night’s drawing.Friday’s winning numbers numbers were 4-24-46-61-70 and a Mega Ball of 7. No one has won since July.The estimated $654 million total is the second-highest in the game’s history. The largest, just $2 million more, was drawn in March 2012. It would also be the fourth-largest winning jackpot in U.S. history, with two Powerball drawings outranking the highest Mega Millions totals.One person in Arkansas did win $3 million Friday by matching all five of the white balls.The next drawing is Tuesday, Oct. 16 — and there’s a chance the total could inch into a Mega Millions record.The $548 million jackpot Friday would have been the third-largest in Mega Millions history. The payout was $309.2 million as the cash option.Four tickets matched all five white balls Tuesday to earn the second prize, and 37 matched four white balls and the Mega Ball for a third-place prize.The winning ticket for the historic $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016 was drawn in Florida.New York has sold the most Mega Millions jackpot winnings in game history, with 35 wins in the last 16 years.California is in second place, with 30 wins in its 13 years of participation in the game, and New Jersey comes in third, with 20 winning jackpot tickets sold since 2002. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Fraser-Beaulieu and All In Second in Grand Prix at AGDF

first_img Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The 2021 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued competition during AGDF 3 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, on Thursday, January 28, with a red, white, and blue victory for Steffen Peters (USA) and Suppenkasper. AGDF 3 continues through Sunday, January 31, and the circuit hosts 10 weeks of international and national dressage competition until April 4. Free live streaming and on-demand of select classes are available to view at and Suppenkasper, Akiko Yamazaki and Four Wind Farm’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Spielberg, have notched 16 wins in a row now, concluding their Grand Prix performance with a 76.761% in the Grand Prix CDI4* for Special, presented by Havensafe Farm.“We had a nice ride this morning,” Peters began. “Usually I work him twice on competition days. He felt great so I did exactly 22 minutes of work at 9:00 am, and 25 minutes in the warm-up today before the test, because sometimes the longer I work him, the hotter he gets. Remembering last year when I went into this ring, he was a firecracker, and the first test we did wasn’t as good. I rode a little bit with that mindset today, and rode a little more conservatively, and he surprised me. I think I could’ve ridden him a little more, but it’s a good start with a clean test, and I’m very happy with him. Usually the wind and cold air bothers him too, so he’s growing up.”Peters and the gelding took part of the spring off, enjoying California and the break from competition. “I think for both of us it was great to take a break,” he admitted. “I was pretty bummed that the World Cup didn’t happen last year, as that’s always such a highlight riding in front of an American crowd. But then you accept it, and for both of us it was good to take it easy. I enjoyed biking and boating, and Mopsie certainly took it easy in April and May, and then in June we picked it up again a little bit.”Peters continued, “If you look at the world, there’s nothing good about COVID because we’ve lost so many people, and there is so much tragedy, but I think it really opened up my eyes. When I wake up in the morning and I can take a deep breath, I can appreciate those things. I wake up with more gratitude every single day, and I think that shows a little bit in the riding. If I have a ride that didn’t go that well, it’s not as significant now.”Peters’ plans for the Florida season are solidified, but the rest of the year is still up in the air. “Knowing he was so good today,” concluded Peters, “we are just going to do the five-star at the end of February, and then the Nations’ Cup. I really trust our federation, and I know that they will make the right decision when it comes to going to Europe, and for hopefully competing in Tokyo. I go day by day, and at the moment it doesn’t make sense to go to Europe, for obvious reasons, and I would be perfectly happy if we do the quarantine in the United States as planned, and then fly from here to Tokyo. That would be a good plan, but first I have to make the team.”Canada’s Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu on All In, Brittany Fraser and Marc-Andre Beaulieu’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Tango, edged into the second-place position after a strong performance, earning a 71.891%. Third place was awarded to the USA’s Katherine Bateson Chandler and Alcazar, Jane Forbes Clark’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Contango, receiving a 70.913%. (Watch her test here at the 6:46.30 mark)Earlier in the day, Cesar Parra (USA) took the victory in the FEI Prix St. Georges CDI3* aboard Equiventure LLC, and John and Karen Blank’s 2008 Danish Warmblood gelding, Mr Bumblebee (by Sting), earning a 71.00% from judges. Germany’s Michael Klimke and Harmony’s Astro, Harmony Sporthorses’ 2013 Hanoverian gelding by Astrix, captured second place with a 69.676%. Marc Stanuschewski (GER) and Graciella, European Equestrian Transfer Group’s 2010 Oldenburg mare by Sir Donnerhall II OLD, were awarded third place with 66.794%.In the FEI Grand Prix CDI3* presented by ProElite, the USA’s Benjamin Ebeling earned first place with a 71.804%, riding Illuster Van de Kampert, the 2008 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Spielberg, owned by Amy Roberts Ebeling and Nuvolari Holdings, LLC. Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén took second with Lövsta Stuteri AB’s 2009 Holsteiner gelding by De Chirico, Devanto, with a 69.022%. Third place went to Susan Dutta (USA) and Don Design DC, Susan and Tim Dutta’s 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Der Designer, with 68.609%.CPEDI 3* Competition Commences at the Adequan® Global Dressage FestivalCPEDI3* competition presented by Adequan® and Nutrena® began on Thursday, January 28, at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival, with an impressive win for Team USA, and an 80.000% for 2021 Whitney Stone Cup award winner Roxanne Trunnell (USA) in the FEI Para Team Test Grade I CPEDI3*, presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®.Trunnell and the 2012 Hanoverian Dolton (by Danone I) took a fierce lead of over 10 points in the class, starting their first day of para dressage competition on a high note. “Dalton felt really good today,” said Trunnell. “When I ride him, doesn’t care about anything in that arena other than me. He was a good boy in there today. I’m very happy with how it went.”Trunnell has been partnered with the gelding, owned by Karin Flint, for two years, and the pair has flourished together, currently sitting atop the FEI Para Dressage World Individual Ranking list, as well as the FEI Para Dressage World Individual Ranking-Grade I, and the FEI Para Dressage Paralympic Individual Ranking list.“Dalton is my only competition horse now that NTEC Daytona Beach retired,” explained Trunnell, “and we are hoping to get to Tokyo, and then just continue competing successfully.”Second place in the FEI Para Team Test Grade I CPEDI3* went to USA’s Sydney Collier and All In One, a 2009 Hanoverian gelding by Abanos owned by Going for Gold LLC and Katie Robicheaux, who concluded with a 70.536%. Third place went to Deborah Stanitski (USA) and her own 2006 Danish Warmblood mare by de Noir, Skovlunds de Nice, with a 67.797%.The blue ribbon in the FEI Para Team Test Grade II CPEDI3* presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®, went to Beatrice De Lavalette (USA) and Clarc, a 2007 KWPN gelding by Dreamcatcher, with 73.288%. Alanna Flax-Clark (USA) and her own 2004 NRPS gelding El Paso (by Elegant) claimed second with a score of 66.919%. Laurietta Oakleaf (USA) rounded out the top three with a 56.313% aboard Comte de Baccara C, a 2007 KWPN gelding by Johnson TN, owned by Oakleaf and Tammi Nowicki.First place in the FEI Para Team Test Grade III CPEDI3* presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®, went to Charlotte Merle-Smith (USA) and her own Guta, a 2011 KWPN mare by Vivaldi, with a 72.255%. Canada’s Lauren Barwick captured second place with a 71.520% riding Lee Garrod’s Sandrino, a 2012 Westfalian gelding by Spirit of Westfalia. Rebecca Hart (USA) and Fortune 500, a 2010 Oldenburg gelding by Fidertanz 2, owned by Rowan O’Riley, claimed third place with a 68.529%.Lauren Barwick (3rd from right) in the Grade III presentation ceremony. (© Shoemaker was the winner of the FEI Para Team Test Grade IV CPEDI3* presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®. Shoemaker piloted Solitaer 40, a 2007 Hanoverian stallion (Sandro Hit) owned by Kate, Craig, and Deena Shoemaker, to a score of 72.833%. Shoemaker also earned the win in the FEI Para Novice Test A Grade IV CPEDI1* with Barneby 29, a 2011 Hanoverian gelding by Benetton Dream FRH, owned by Kate, Craig, and Deena Shoemaker.In the FEI Para Team Test Grade V CPEDI3* presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®, Katie Jackson (USA) was the victor, earning a win aboard Scrabble, her own 2006 Hanoverian gelding by Sandro Hit, with a 63.643%. Second place went to Cynthia Screnci (USA) and Eragon VF, a 2009 KWPN gelding by Don Romantic, owned by Cynthia Screnci and Volado Farms, with a 63.256%. Third place went to Cayla Van Der Walt (RSA) and Daturo II, a 2006 gelding by Mirlito XI, owned by Van Der Walt and Christine Heathman, with a 61.977%.Competition at AGDF 3 will continue tomorrow with a full schedule of classes, including the FEI Prix St. Georges CDI1*, the FEI Intermediare-I CDI3*, and the FEI Grand Prix CDI3*, presented by Horseware® Ireland, before the FEI Grand Prix CDI4*, presented by U.S. P.R.E. Association, beginning at 4:55 PM. For more information and to see a full list of results, visit Grand Prix CDI4*, presented by Havensafe Farm:E, William Warren (USA); H, Christof Umbach (LUX); C, Elke Ebert (GER); M, Mariano Santos Redondo (ESP); B, Anne Prain (FRA)1. Steffen Peters (USA) on Suppenkasper, Akiko Yamazaki and Four Winds Farm’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Spielberg: 75.217, 78.152, 78.696, 75.435, 76.304; 76.761%2. Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu (CAN) on All In, Brittany Fraser and Marc-Andre Beaulieu’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Tango: 71.304, 74.891, 69.674, 71.957, 71.630; 71.891%3. Katherine Bateson Chandler (USA) on Alcazar, Jane Forbes Clark’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Contango: 71.304, 71.522, 69.239, 73.152, 69.348; 70.913%4. Susan Pape (GBR) on Harmony’s Eclectisch, Harmony Sporthorses’ 2009 KWPN stallion by Zenon: 70.652, 71.196, 70.326, 68.478, 70.326; 70.196%5. Charlotte Jorst (USA) on Kastel’s Nintendo, Kastel Denmark’s 2003 KWPN stallion by Negro: 69.457, 69.783, 71.087, 70.435, 69.348; 70.022%6. Mette Rosencrantz (USA) on Dzeko, Cory Walker, Mette Rosencrantz, and Robin Cathey’s 2006 Oldenburg stallion by Dimaggio: 70.217, 70.109, 69.783, 67.609, 69.891; 69.522%7. Susan Dutta (USA) on Figeac DC, Tim and Susan Dutta’s 2009 Oldenburg gelding by Fackeltanz: 68.261, 70.326, 67.935, 67.826, 66.848; 68.239%8. Yvonne Losos De Muniz (DOM) on Aquamarijn, her own 2005 KWPN mare by United: 65.652, 68.261, 68.043, 71.413, 67.174; 68.109%9. Anna Buffini (USA) on FRH Davinia La Douce, her own 2007 Hanoverian mare by Don Frederico: 68.587, 67.609, 68.478, 68.587, 66.739; 68.000%10. Shelly Francis (USA) on Danilo, Patricia Stempel’s 2004 Hannoverian gelding by De Niro 6: 67.500, 68.043, 67.500, 69.674, 65.761; 67.696% We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. 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Longport Wins 3rd Straight SJ Championship Lifeguard Races; OCBP’s Maggie Wallace wins 3rd Place…

first_imgOCBP Maggie Wallace holding her 3rd place award in the SJ Swim Championship Race. Photo Credit: Dale Braun The 79th Annual South Jersey Championship Lifeguard Races were held Friday night in Longport. Photo Credit: Ryan Givens Last night, Friday, August 10, Longport hosted the 79th annual South Jersey Championship Lifeguard Races.  With clear skies and relatively calm waters, all 15 beach patrols from Atlantic and Cape May counties competed in the Doubles Row, Swim and Singles Row Races.  Longport won both the Swim and Singles Row Races and came in 3rd in the Doubles Row Race, which earned them their 3rd straight Team Championship.  OCBP’s Maggie Wallace came in 3rd place in the Swim Race, which earned the OCBP team a 5th place overall finish.  Ocean City has won or tied the SJ Team Championships 34 times, the most by any beach patrol, with its last Team Championship in 2013.  The following are the race results: OCBP Hunter DeVine and Sean McCann preparing for the start of the Doubles Row Race. Photo Credit: Dale BraunDoubles Row:1st – Margate2nd – Cape May3rd – Longport4th – Atlantic City5th – Upper TownshipOCBP Maggie Wallace sprinting out of the water to take 3rd place in the Swim Race. Photo Credit: Dale BraunSwim:1st – Longport2nd – Margate3rd – Ocean City (Maggie Wallace)4th – Atlantic CIty5th – Wildwood CrestOCBP Shanin Theiss preparing for the start of the Singles Row Race. Photo Credit: Dale BraunSingles Row:1st – Longport2nd – Ventnor3rd – Atlantic City4th – Avalon5th – Cape MayTeam Results:1st – Longport 13 points2nd – Margate 9 points3rd – Atlantic City7 points4th – Cape May 5 points5th – Ocean City 3 pointsAs champions, Longport will retain home beach for next year’s South Jersey Championship race. Last night’s race came at the end of the major racing schedule this summer, however smaller races will be held through the remainder of August. last_img read more


Lakers coach Luke Walton out after three seasons

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Walton also issued a statement through the Lakers: “I want to thank Jeanie Buss and the Buss family for giving me the opportunity to coach the Lakers. This franchise and the city will always be special to me and my family.”Walton’s status with the Lakers has seemed fraught for the better part of the season. Red flags were first raised when word of a closed-door meeting with team president Johnson went public – a meeting that included a dressing-down over a 2-5 start. While Johnson preached patience at the season’s beginning and later told reporters he would allow Walton to finish out the season barring anything “drastic,” the 39-year-old Walton never seemed to recover the impression of stalwart organizational support.The tension of Walton’s potential dismissal was thick enough on Tuesday afternoon that Walton resorted to gallows humor. When asked about anxiety about his job security, Walton said that he wasn’t feeling any, but joked to reporters to “call me later.”Johnson’s announcement moments later temporarily wiped away immediate concerns about Walton’s future.Johnson told reporters Tuesday that he and Jeanie Buss had discussed the team’s direction in a three-hour meeting the day before, and Buss “gave me full power to do what I want to do.” He didn’t say whether he thought Walton should remain in his role.“Tomorrow I would have to affect somebody’s livelihood and their life,” Johnson said at the time. “I thought about it and said, ‘That’s not fun for me. That’s not who I am.’ And then I don’t want to put her in the middle of us, even though she said, ‘Hey do what you want to do.’ I know she has great love for him, and great love for me.”In recent weeks, several players, including James, said they thought Walton performed as well as could be expected given the circumstances. But a sixth consecutive year out of the postseason didn’t sit well with a franchise that has more championships (16) than playoff absences (11).Walton was hired from Golden State, where he was an assistant to Steve Kerr and oversaw a 39-4 start in a record-setting 73-win season. As a former Laker who played on championship teams during the Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant era, the franchise saw him as a link to the past who could help build a winning culture in Los Angeles.Steve Kerr, Walton’s mentor with the Warriors, didn’t spare any barbs for the Lakers, saying Walton’s departure was a symptom of organizational dysfunction to local media in the Bay Area.“In this job, as a coach in the NBA, you are 100 percent dependent on your circumstances: the strength of your organization, the momentum, the unity. Everything has to be in good order. If it’s not, as we have witnessed with the Lakers, then there’s casualties, and usually the coach is the first one. They’re losing one of the best human beings in the NBA. They’re losing a guy who knows the game as well as anybody I’ve ever met.”While Walton had the benefit of coaching several promising first-round draft picks, including lottery picks Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, the roster around him faced frequent turnover. The Lakers dealt away other draft picks, including former No. 2 overall pick D’Angelo Russell who became an All-Star this season, and allowed Julius Randle to walk as a free agent last summer.Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img LOS ANGELES — Luke Walton, the man the Lakers once hoped would guide them out of the franchise’s longest stretch of futility, is done as head coach.The team announced Walton and the team agreed to “mutually part ways” on Friday afternoon, closing a tumultuous week in which the franchise has been rocked by the surprise departure of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson.Johnson said while announcing his resignation Tuesday that he had gained the authority from team owner Jeanie Buss to fire Walton, who had been considered on the hot seat for most of the season as the Lakers stumbled to a third season out of the playoffs under Walton, and the sixth straight overall for the franchise. In the wake of Johnson’s abdication, Walton is now leaving anyway, with the Lakers preparing for their sixth coaching search in the last eight years.Walton’s departure was the first public statement from any of the Lakers’ top officials since Johnson resigned, with General Manager Rob Pelinka issuing a quote. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“We would like to thank Luke for his dedicated service over the last three years,” Pelinka said. “We wish Luke and his family the best of luck moving forward.”Multiple media outlets reported that Pelinka, one of the few remaining pillars of the organization, would conduct the search for Walton’s replacement.In his three seasons, Walton finished with a 98-147 record, plateauing at the 37-win mark the Lakers reached this year. Originally hired under the leadership of Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak, Walton coached through a dramatic change in circumstances, including the dismissal of that front office and the arrival of LeBron James in free agency.His third season was the most chaotic: Following a 20-14 start that saw the Lakers tied for fourth place in the Western Conference, a Christmas Day injury to James led to a downward tumble for the team. They went just 17-31 for the rest of the season as injuries and questionable team chemistry continued to hack away.Walton was widely expected to be fired by Wednesday, but Johnson’s announcement stemmed the decision. Walton helped conduct player exit interviews with Pelinka the day after the season ended in a 104-101 loss against the Portland Trail Blazers. Players who spoke to the media generally gave favorable reviews of Walton and the coaching staff. Even the players whom Walton was able to groom struggled to stay on the floor: Ingram and Ball have each finished the last two seasons on the injury list.Kyle Kuzma, who evolved to a starter under Walton’s watch, expressed gratitude in a tweet after Walton was fired, expounding on a sentiment he expressed in exit interviews.“This league is all about opportunity and fit and right away Luke and the rest of the coaching staff really believed in me from Day 1, letting me be me,” Kuzma said Wednesday. “Coming from college, nobody really knew who I was. I played a different style of game and they really helped unlock me and unlock my confidence to a different level. And for that, I can’t really say much else.”Walton is not expected to be out of work long. The Athletic reported that he is a top candidate for an opening with the Sacramento Kings. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies are also looking for new head coaches.SIX COACHES IN NINE YEARSAfter winning their 16th NBA title in 2010, the Lakers have fallen on hard times. Here’s how they have fared with their six coaches since then, including Luke Walton, who mutually parted ways with the team Friday:2010-11: Phil Jackson – 57-252011-12: Mike Brown – 41-252012: Mike Brown – 1-42012: Bernie Bickerstaff – 4-12012-13: Mike D’Antoni – 40-322013-14: Mike D’Antoni – 27-552014-15: Byron Scott – 21-612015-16: Byron Scott – 17-652016-17: Luke Walton – 26-562017-18: Luke Walton – 35-472018-19: Luke Walton – 37-45 Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers last_img read more


Scientists Confess Their Sins

first_imgOne-third of scientists engaged in unethical behavior over the last three years, according to a report in Nature.1,2  These include falsification, fabrication and plagiarism as well as a host of questionable research practices.  It’s not so much a problem of high-profile cases of fraud as much as everyday, mundane, “corrosive” ethical lapses that are endangering the integrity of science.  See also the summary on MSNBC News1Meredith Wadman, “One in three scientists confesses to having sinned,” Nature 435, 718-719 (9 June 2005) | doi: 10.1038/435718b.2Martinson et al., “Scientists behaving badly,” Nature 435, 737-738 (9 June 2005) | doi: 10.1038/435737a.Hypocrites in the church of Darwin?  Would you trust this gang with your soul?(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


An Update On Removing the Social Apps from My Phone

first_imgSome time ago, I removed the social apps from my phone. Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. LinkedIn. Snapchat (an app I have never entirely understood).I removed these apps because I no longer welcome the interruptions, the notifications, or the distraction. Whatever their utility, you will not find it in picking up your phone 12 times an hour, and the small screen of infinite distraction should not have that great a hold on your limited time and attention.I am less and less inclined to pick up my phone. Without the social apps, the phone is less of a distraction. There aren’t nearly as many reasons to look at the screen. Instead, it has been transformed back into being more of a phone, and less a computer.The time I spend on social channels has naturally declined. I find them mostly banal and boring, and I often find myself launching Feedly and reviewing the websites that I find to provide useful content and engaging conversations. While there is plenty of material from the sources I have culled over time at on Feedly, these sites also vet links to other content, making it easier to find new discoveries without spending time browsing.Because I travel, I have kept YouTube on the phone, especially since it is now possible to download videos to listen to when traveling. I have subscribed to a dozen or so channels, and before a trip, I download a few videos to listen to as if they were podcasts. I have also kept my podcast apps so I can listen to content while traveling and driving.I continue to leave my phone behind without meaning to. I leave it on my desk or in the car. I walk out of rooms without taking my phone with me, and I am not uncomfortable at distances of 20 or more feet away from said phone, something that once seemed to violate the laws of physics, as well as causing an increased heart rate, profuse sweating, difficulty in breathing, and violent convulsions.I don’t want to be interrupted 12 times an hour. I don’t want to be distracted from what deserves my attention. Saying yes to small things means saying no to your bigger goals. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more


Dhoni sports new hairdo after World Cup win

first_imgMS Dhoni in 2007 (left) and a day before the final (right) on Friday.Having chopped off his locks after winning the World T20 in 2007 – much to the despair of not only his female fans but also the then Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf – he has shaved his head after the ICC World Cup triumph in Mumbai on Saturday.He isn’t only the captain of the Indian team, but also one of the style icons. But is this all about style or are there some religious sentiments attached to it? Although the players in the west are known to experiment with their looks – be it footballers or cricketers – shaving the head is not too big a style statement. In India, it hadn’t happened till Vinod Kambli began his fight against a receding hair-line.But Dhoni sets the precedent when it comes to fashion and whatever he does becomes a rage. He has Bollywood style icon John Abraham as his best pal. So it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if this is the new look that Dhoni is going to sport for some time.Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his new look on Saturday.If sources are to be believed though, he had made a wish at the Tirupati temple for which Dhoni had promised to offer his hair if India won the Cup. But another school of thought feels he has had a problem of receding hairline in the past few years, forcing him to first chop off his locks post the T20 triumph in 2007. While Dhoni has refused to comment on the new look, even the team management has remained hush-hush about it and all a jovial Yuvraj Singh, when quizzed about Dhoni’s new look, said was that it was he who had asked Dhoni to lose his locks.”Why don’t you ask Dhoni. It is his hair and it is his wish. On second thoughts, I think I should tell you the truth. I had asked him to shave his head. Hope you have the headlines now,” he said.advertisementBut superstitions aren’t something new to the Indian players. If former captain Sourav Ganguly led the pack with umpteen superstitions, including his mother not watching Sourav play live, even Sachin Tendulkar is known to wear his left pad first.Speaking about his own superstition, Yuvraj said: “I don’t believe much in superstitions and the only one I have is like that of the little master; I wear my left pad first.” But the strangest one in the present team belongs to S Sreesanth. He is always the last to get down from the team bus in an effort to maintain his form. “I prefer to get down last from the team bus as I feel that will keep my bowling form going,” he said. Whether this is a superstitious act or a style statement or even a way to save his hair, we can only guess till Dhoni comes clean.last_img read more


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