Chris Boardman Bikes Debuts HD 3-D “Commute” Bicycle Video on YouTube

first_imgTaking advantage of the recent flurry of interest in 3D in the UK, Boardman Bikes debuts what it believes to be the first 3-D YouTube video.  Dubbed Commute, it’s also available in normal 2-D (shown after the break) in HD.It comes up as shown above designed for the red/blue 3D glasses, but YouTube has a conversion for other types of 3D glasses, just click on the video to watch on their site and a pop-up will ask if you want to change the settings.  If you don’t have glasses yet, just bookmark and come back to it, or use that clever little email button below and email it to yourself to save for later.  Brilliant!Hit ‘more’ to watch the 2D version…last_img read more

Scenes From The Boomroots Collective Summer Concert Performance At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday Evening

first_imgA magical evening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ Artists in the dust as music plays in the background. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ Small but enthusiastic dancer. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ In a world of their own. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ Watch and listen. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ The Boomroots Collective warms up the Secret City Summer Concert crowd Friday evening with some reggae at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. The Boomroots Collective plays high-level progressive reggae and hip-hop music, which has been described as ‘Jamaican funk with New Mexico Soul.’ Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ Zalma AezRock, right, on keyboards and vocals with John Simmons on bass. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

PNG gets two-way shipping routes

first_imgThe International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee adopted the ship routing system last week. This was the final approval required for a joint proposal made by Papua New Guinea’s National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to IMO earlier this year.AMSA joined Papua New Guinea in submitting the proposal, as the majority of shipping traffic through this entrance is from or bound for ports on Australia’s east coast. Based on the latest available data, an average of 27 large commercial ships pass through Jomard Entrance each day.Four two-way routes and a precautionary area will be established at Jomard Entrance, which lies in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. One of these routes extends approximately 20 nautical miles to the north of Jomard Entrance, while the other three routes align with general traffic patterns to and from eastern Australian ports, and extend approximately 3.5 nautical miles south of the entrance.AMSA chief executive officer Mick Kinley said the new two-way routes through Jomard Entrance would enhance navigational safety and protect the environmentally sensitive waters of this region.”A risk assessment found that introducing two way routes would reduce the risk of collisions at Jomard Entrance,” Kinley said.”These new two-way routes will separate north and south bound traffic and ensure ships keep well clear of reefs in the area, making navigation there safer and easier.”The establishment of such a measure will safeguard Australia’s strategic and economic interests and cater to the forecast growth in traffic through this area in coming years, which will be largely driven by the mining sector,” he said.Paper and electronic navigational charts reflecting the changes will be made available in coming months from the Australian Hydrographic read more

Report: Jose Ramirez to Miss 5-7 Weeks

first_imgThis past Saturday against the Kansas City Royals, Jose Ramirez was removed in the first inning.On Sunday morning it was revealed that Jose fractured his Hamate Bone in his right hand following his MRI from Saturday night.Mandy Bell of tweeted out the news stating that the Indians third baseman will miss 5-7 weeks of playing time.Jose Ramirez underwent successful surgery on his right hamate bone yesterday. He is expected to return to Major League game activity in 5-7 weeks.— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) August 27, 2019The regular season for the Indians ends on September 29 which means Jose is done for the regular season season but could possibly come back for the playoffs if Cleveland happens to get in.Yu Chang and Mike Freeman are expected to split time at third base following the injury. Related Topics2019 Cleveland IndiansfeaturedJose RamirezMLB Payton Vincecenter_img Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on read more

Guilbeau: LSU should face Ole Miss on Halloween

first_imgBATON ROUGE – LSU has petitioned the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference to wear white at home. … Got it.LSU has asked the SEC to let it play as many night games at home as possible. … Got it.LSU has begged, pleaded and ordered the SEC to change its West-East scheduling philosophy so it will not have to play Florida every season, but no one outside Louisiana has ever understood its “equitable scheduling” argument, including Florida. … Not happening.Oh well, two out of three is not bad. So there may be room for another small request.SEC OFFICE: “OK, LSU, what do you want now? Blackened redfish at all away games?”LSU: “No, what we want is to not have to play on the Friday after Thanksgiving any more. You’re making us play at Texas A&M on Thanksgiving this year, but there is no way we are ever playing at home on Thanksgiving. And we don’t ever want a Thursday night home game.”SEC OFFICE: “All right, all right, we’ll see what we can do.”LSU: “And there’s one more little bitty thing.”SEC OFFICE: “Geez, what now?”LSU: “Well, we have this tradition …”SEC OFFICE: “Another tradition? We gave you the white jerseys at home. You got all night games this season. How many traditions can one school have?”LSU: “Well, there’s this thing about Halloween. It means a lot to us.”SEC OFFICE: “You won one big game on Billy Cannon’s punt return 50 years ago, and you won’t let it go.”LSU: “Yeah I know, but you’ve got to admit it was pretty cool.”SEC OFFICE: “We’re not replaying that game on the network. There’s the punt return and the goal-line stand. That’s it.”LSU: “No, that’s not it. We’re wondering if you can move Saturday’s Ole Miss game to Halloween Night.”SEC OFFICE: “What?”LSU: “We have an open date on Nov. 1 so we could play on Halloween Night. It’s a Friday.”SEC OFFICE: “Uh, small problem. Ole Miss plays Auburn on Nov. 1.”LSU: “To hell with Ole Miss. You’ve been helping us beat the Rebs ever since 1959 when Billy stepped out of bounds, not to mention the frozen clock in 1972. You’ve helped us beat them as much as you help Alabama beat us.”SEC OFFICE: “Yeah, yeah, yeah.”LSU: “We need this game on Halloween. It’s our only chance. Ole Miss has its best team since it went undefeated in 1962 defense since Johnny Vaught was coaching. This team is better than any of Archie’s or Eli’s teams. We’re going to have to pull out all the stops just to keep up with them. Billy Cannon will be there. Doug Moreau will be there. Remember, he caught a tipped, two-point conversion pass in the final minutes to beat Ole Miss, 11-10, in 1964 — on Halloween night. We’ve contacted the 13th Gate, too, to send some ghosts over. This could be is the 50th anniversary of that game.”SEC: “We just made Moreau an SEC legend.”LSU: “And we appreciate that. He deserves it.”SEC: “We can’t move the game.”LSU: “Look, this is what you do. Give Ole Miss Nov. 1 off and move its game with Auburn on that day to Nov. 8. Ole Miss just has Presbyterian on Nov. 8, and Auburn only has Texas A&M. Both of those games can be eliminated. You saw what happened when Alabama beat A&M, 59-0. Does the SEC Network really want to carry Auburn beating A&M 65-0? You just eliminated Florida and Idaho back at the beginning of the season. You can do it again.”SEC: “Good idea. That’s doable. What else you got?”LSU: “Now, about the clock operator. We’re going to need some help.”Connect with Glenn on Twitter @LSUBeatTweetlast_img read more

Brazil striker Robinho given nine-year term in Italy for rape

first_imgIt is not the first time the player has faced allegations of sexual misconduct.He was questioned by British police in 2009 after a woman accused him of assault at a nightclub in Leeds, northern England while he was playing for Manchester City. He was eventually released without charge.The 33-year-old won 100 international caps for Brazil and played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.He was one of the first big-money signings at Manchester City, joining for 32.5 million pounds on the day the English Premier League club was taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robinho of Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro gestures during their 2017 Copa Libertadores match against Bolivia’s Wilstermann held at Mineirao stadium, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on August 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / DOUGLAS MAGNOFormer AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports Thursday.The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when the Brazilian was playing for Milan in Serie A.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 LATEST STORIES ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay View commentscenter_img PH still in the running for 2023 Fiba World Cup hosting Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads The court in Milan also ordered those found guilty to pay the victim 60,000 euros ($71,000).Robinho, who is currently playing for Atletico Mineiro in Brazil, posted messages on his Instagram and Facebook profiles protesting his innocence and his lawyer said an appeal against the verdict had been launched.“We have already said that he has defended himself against these accusations and stated that he played no role in this incident,” the statement said.“All legal measures have already been taken.”The sentence is suspended while appeals take place.ADVERTISEMENT He was found guilty in absentia by an Italian court for raping a 22-year-old Albanian woman.Five of the player’s friends were accused of the same crime. One of the accused was also given a nine-year prison sentence while the trial of the four others has been suspended because they are on the run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAccording to Milan daily Corriere della Sera, Robinho and his acquaintances made the young woman drink “to the point of making her unconscious and unable to resist”.They were then said to have engaged in “sexual intercourse multiple times in a row” with her. Malditas save PH from shutout MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

18 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp: Leicester will end season in top four

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: Leicester will end season in top fourby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists victory against Leicester was well-deserved as they snatched a 2-1 win at Anfield.The Reds were handed a controversial spot-kick deep into stoppage time when Marc Albrighton was adjudged to have brought down Sadio Mane.James Milner calmly slotted home the winner in a result Klopp admits already feels like a huge moment in their season.Klopp told Liverpool’s official website : “So, if you score in the 95th minute with a penalty everybody would say that’s lucky but over the full game we had more chances, we were the better team, so I’m really happy about that.“This one [win] alone feels already big enough, to be honest, because of how difficult this league is [and] how difficult the life of an LFC player is.“I think Leicester at the end of the season will be in the top four and then they will realise how different it is when you play Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday. The quality they have is already good and we all know Brendan, what a sensational manager he is and what he’s doing with them.” last_img read more

How Much Did The NCAA Selection Committee Screw Your Team Over

In the long, drawn-out days between Selection Sunday and the beginning of the round of 64, college basketball fans have two pastimes: filling out their brackets and complaining about the NCAA Tournament selection committee’s decisions.This year was especially ripe for the latter, with grievances coming in from all corners of the college basketball universe. (Hint: When even the No. 1 overall seed — in this case, Kansas — has room for complaint, the committee might not have done its best work.) But how much does this stuff really matter? Can small changes to the committee’s decisions make a big difference to a team’s odds of going deep in the tourney?To figure this out, we used the same method that drives our March Madness predictions and randomized the bracket around the committee’s S-curve rankings — the actual 1-68 ranking of teams the committee uses to guide the seedings and overall placement of teams in the bracket. Because the committee doesn’t adhere strictly to the S-curve within each “seed line” — it has the leeway to place teams according to factors (like geography) that go beyond balancing each region’s strength — we can judge how much the committee’s decisions at the margins affected each team’s chances of advancing to various rounds. And because we’re keeping teams in the same S-curve slots as the committee’s, we can examine these differences without delving into alternate universe-type scenarios in which the crusty old voters valued the teams differently.Here are the teams whose odds to get to the Sweet 16 and Final Four were helped and hurt the most. As far as the championship is concerned, these tweaks don’t matter much; most teams’ odds of winning it all were affected by less than a percentage point. But in terms of advancing to prestige benchmarks like the Sweet 16 and Final Four, the draw can have a relatively large effect. By being in a favorable region, for instance, Oklahoma’s Final Four odds were boosted by 12.1 percentage points, while Villanova was dinged by 4.4 points because it was dropped into the same region with Kansas.And that’s just looking at the committee’s deviations from its own S-curve. What if the crusty old voters did value the teams (slightly) differently? In another simulation, we randomized the S-curve itself, giving a team the potential to move up or drop down into the top or bottom half of the next “seed line.” For instance, a No. 3 seed could have moved up into one of the bottom two slots on the S-curve for No. 2 seeds or just as easily dropped into one of the top two slots for No. 4 seeds. For each of those random draws, we simulated the bracket and then tracked how much each team’s odds changed in their most and least favorable draws.Here are the results when we model the S-curve this way: By Neil Paine and Jay Boice More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Our sports podcast Hot Takedown previews March Madness. For top teams, the difference between its 20th- and 80th-percentile draw was 10 to 15 percentage points of Final Four probability, all due to the whims of its position on the S-curve.Certainly, there are more factors determining how far a team goes in the NCAA Tournament than simply its starting point in the bracket. But in a wide-open field in which every edge counts, even small shifts in probability can add up.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 March Madness Predictions. Embed Code read more