Scoreboard roundup — 4/15/21

first_img Written by April 16, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/15/21 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUESeattle 4, Baltimore 2Minnesota 4, Boston 3Cleveland 4, Chi White Sox 2Seattle 2, Baltimore 1Texas 6, Tampa Bay 4Kansas City 7, Toronto 5Oakland 8, Detroit 4NATIONAL LEAGUEAtlanta 7, Miami 6San Diego 8, Pittsburgh 3Arizona 11, Washington 6LA Dodgers 7, Colorado 5Philadelphia at NY Mets (Postponed)NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMilwaukee 120, Atlanta 109Golden State 119, Cleveland 101Boston 121, LA Lakers 113Phoenix 122, Sacramento 114NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Rangers 4, New Jersey 0Winnipeg 5, Toronto 2Tampa Bay 3, Florida 2 (OT)Carolina 4, Nashville 1Buffalo 5, Washington 2Boston 4, NY Islanders 1Philadelphia 2, Pittsburgh 1 (SO)Detroit 4, Chicago 1Dallas 4 Columbus 1Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Why You Should Daisy Chain, and More Tricks for Extra Monitors

first_imgDirect2Dell is designed to bring you news and stories about Dell people, products, services, partners and customers. Often those customers need support for their Dell products. For that, our Dell Support team continuously updates a library of articles called the Knowledge Base.In an effort to make that information even easier to find when you need it, each Friday I will bring you a list of the most highly reviewed articles with appropriate responses to the latest trends we are seeing in our customer inquiries.With these publications you can stay informed about the latest troubleshooting guides and resolutions across various client system lines.Questions about these issues should be left in our Support Forums where trained staff are available to assist, rather than commenting here on Direct2Dell.You can also contact Dell Customer Service or Dell Technical Support for assistance. And, as always, our @DellCares and @DellCaresPro teams are just a tweet away for help.This week we’ve seen a lot of interest in these topics:Why you should be daisy chaining your displaysWhat’s your BIOS? Learn why the systems BIOS is so important.Light leakage and bleeding on a LCD can be a pain, here’s a few tips to resolveAll you need to know when fixing Hard Disk Drive (HDD) & Solid State Drive (SSD) issuesHow to use and troubleshoot our latest Dell docking solutionsDellPROTips on keyboard usage and issue troubleshootingLagging system holding you back? These quick steps could help boost performance!Learn how updating your video drivers effects performance on your systemHere’s some tricks to remember when adding extra monitors to your systemM.2 solutions. What’s the difference & how use them! Our 38-inch UltraSharp monitor was recently called “the display of my dreams” by a reviewer; but if you can’t go ultrawide, multiple monitors may be the setup for you. Dell Knowledge Base can help you with that.last_img read more

Can anyone stop Andy Murray winning Wimbledon?

first_imgIn-depth: Andy Murray looked in truly sublime form as he claimed the Queen’s title for a fourth time. Is he set for a second Wimbledon victory?WHAT HAPPENED Britain’s Andy Murray was in irresistible form as he dispatched first Viktor Troicki and then Kevin Anderson in the space of a few hours on Sunday to win the ATP Queen’s Club tournament.Murray was relentless, manoeuvring his opponents around the court with ease, as he sent out an ominous warning to the likes of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer ahead of Wimbledon, which starts a week on Monday.It was Murray’s fourth triumph in the Wimbledon curtain-raiser – and the manner in which he prevailed suggested that he has every chance of following a win at Queen’s with another at SW19, exactly as he did in 2013.Fans are already getting excited at the prospect of a second British win at Wimbledon. But with defending champion Novak Djokovic and seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer both in form as well, there will be a long road ahead for the Scot. MURRAY’S VIEW “I feel like I have improved [since winning in 2013],” said Murray. “You know, sport and life and everything moves on. If you don’t continue to improve and get better, there is going to be people that will take your spot… “Physically I’m definitely in a better place than I was then. Obviously I was having problems with my back around that time… “I feel like I’m using my variety very well just now, something that maybe I wasn’t the last couple of years. That’s been good for me,” Murray added. “It’s been a really good start, but, you know, it’s a long way to go before Wimbledon even starts, and then all sorts of things can happen during slams…”Both matches today were good performances and I played a little bit better as the week went on,” Murray added “It’s been a great week for me and hopefully I can continue that form through to Wimbledon. “I’m playing better than in [2013], I feel. But it’s extremely difficult to win these events when everyone is improving all the time. “You are playing against some of the greatest players that have ever played so you need to keep working hard and I still feel there are things I can improve on.”DREAM START THAT BECAME NIGHTMARE SEASON… BUT NOW A DREAM AGAIN? Murray was in great form at the start of the season as he reached the final of the Australian Open in January. But a miserable defeat at the hands of Djokovic – with the Serb’s antics clearly upsetting Murray – took the wind out of his sails, and he struggled over the next few weeks.Since then, however, he has lost just three matches – all of them to Djokovic. And getting married to long-term girlfriend Kim Sears appears to have boosted him further: returning to action a few weeks later on his least-favourite surface, Murray won the first two clay court titles of his career – and made it all the way to the semi-finals of the French Open. More importantly, once in the last four at Roland Garros he produced some stunning tennis to recover from a two-set deficit against Djokovic, albeit to crumble in the final set. On grass, however, Murray would expect to have the edge should the encounter be similarly hard-fought. – THE CHALLENGERSDjokovic has, as usual, not played a grass court warm-up tournament this season – an unusual tactic, but one which he has used successfully in the past ahead of his Wimbledon titles in 2011 and 2014. And given that he has been head-and-shoulders above the rest of the world for most of the season, he will head to Wimbledon as the hot favourite – and indeed is quoted around evens by most bookies. Murray, for comparison purposes, is second favourite at 5-2. Yet there are chinks in his armour, as Stan Wawrinka showed in stunning style in beating the Serb at the French Open. Will that loss cause Djokovic to doubt himself if he ends up in a tight match? Roger Federer’s best days are clearly long behind him now – yet he is still the world number two, well ahead of Murray on points, and he barely broke a sweat in winning the ATP Halle grass tournament this week. If Federer has one more major in him, there is little doubt that it will come at Wimbledon where his combination of balletic grace and deft shotmaking always seem particularly well-suited.THE ONE BIG PROBLEM The Wimbledon draw means that if Federer and Djokovic are playing at their normal SW19 standard, Murray will have to beat both men, back-to-back, to lift the title since one will come in the semi-final and the other in the final. It’s nothing he hasn’t done before at Wimbledon – albeit he pulled off the feat at the Olympics rather than the All England Championships – but it turns a tough task into a Herculean one.–last_img read more

German reporter who exposed Russia doping ‘won’t be at World Cup’

first_imgFILE – A picture taken on February 27, 2015 shows German journalist Hajo Seppelt during the German Athletics Championships in Leipzig, eastern Germany.“I was always interested more in backstage athletic performance than in the sport itself,” told AFP Hajo Seppelt, the reporter of the German ARD, focusing on the fight against doping. / AFP PHOTO / DPA / Jens WolfGerman journalist Hajo Seppelt, whose investigative reporting exposed Russia’s alleged state-sponsored doping, will not travel to the football World Cup tournament out of security concerns, national broadcaster ARD said.World Cup host Russia had initially refused to issue Seppelt a visa, but later relented after massive international pressure, with FIFA stressing the importance of media freedom to President Vladimir Putin’s government. ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations But Germany’s security agencies have since evaluated the situation and found that it was risky for the journalist to travel to Russia, said ARD in a statement late Wednesday.Representatives from the broadcaster also held talks with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas over the security issue and the ministry shared the intelligence agencies’ concerns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRussia’s powerful Investigative Committee has said it intended to question Seppelt on his arrival because he was a key witness in its own investigation into the doping scandal.Seppelt’s documentaries on doping among Russian athletes sparked a storm and ended up with Russia being banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scalpers still operating at World Cup despite crackdown His TV reports concluded that Russia’s doping programme was being overseen by the state’s security service, and that orders for athletes to cheat on a such a scale could only have come from Putin himself — charges which have been vehemently denied by Russia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Social media ‘breaking barriers’ in SA

first_imgBoth Facebook and Twitter have grown at a similar rate in South Africa, at around 100 000 new users a month, for the past year.LinkedIn has grown substantially, but at a slightly lower rate, to reach 1.93-million South Africans.Pinterest is the fledgling among the major social networks, with only 150 000 users in South Africa.WhatsApp has become the leading instant messaging tool among South Africans aged 16 and over, living in cities and towns, with a user base of 4.6-million.The youngest mobile instant messaging tool to emerge on the measurement radar in South Africa, 2Go, has close to a million adult users.The most common “check in” sites for Facebook in South Africa are airports and shopping malls.The biggest tweeting day of the week is a Monday, with an average of 9.6-million tweets sent by South Africans on the first working day of the week. Friday is next, with 9.6-million, while Saturday is the slowest Twitter day, with 8.4-million tweets. 4 October 2012 Social networking in South Africa has crossed the age barrier, the urban-rural divide, and even the relationship gap, according to new research findings from technology market researchers World Wide Worx and information analysts Fuseware. The South African Social Media Landscape 2012 study, released this week by World Wide Worx and Fuseware, shows that the fastest growing age group among Facebook users in South Africa is the over-60s. ‘Reflection of Facebook going mainstream’ From August 2011 to August 2012, the number of over-60s on Facebook in South Africa grew by 44%, compared to less than 30% for those aged 30-60, less than 20% for those aged 19-30, and less than 10% for teenagers, the study found. “This is a reflection of Facebook going mainstream in South Africa,” World Wide Worx managing director Arthur Goldstuck said in a statement. “The younger segments are still far from saturation, but we’re not seeing the same heady pace of growth among the youth as before.”Crossing the urban-rural divide Both Facebook and Twitter have crossed the South African urban-rural divide, according to the study. The proportion of urban adults using Facebook is a little less than double rural users – but rural users are now at the level where urban users were 18 months ago. Twitter’s urban penetration is a little more than double its rural penetration, but the rural proportion has also caught up to where the urban proportion was 18 months ago.Facebook, Twitter numbers At the end of August, 5.33-million South Africans were using Facebook on the Web, 2.43-million were on Twitter and 9.35-million on Mxit. However, because Facebook does not measure mobile-only usage among those who have registered via their cellphones, the full extent of its penetration is significantly understated: primary research by World Wide Worx shows that 6.8-million South Africans access Facebook on their phones. South African Twitter use measured in the study indicates that its user base had grown to 2.2-million by the end of June, or 100 000 new users a month since August last year. Fuseware data, collected directly from Twitter through an API (application programme interface), shows that the number reached 2.4-million at the end of August, exactly matching the growth rate measured by World Wide Worx, and validating the earlier data.Single users on the increase Another of the study’s findings is that the number of single users of social networks in South Africa has grown faster than any other relationship group, by almost 25%, to reach 957 :000. The number of married and engaged users has each grown by 16%, while the category of those “in a relationship” has increased by 9%. “Clearly, Facebook is filling a relationship gap in the lives of many South Africans,” said Goldstuck. “But social networks are also so much more – we see them playing the roles of communication, information and entertainment networks.” Wronski added: “Social media fatigue has set in for the more over-active users, who follow too much, communicate too much, and vent too much. But most users are arriving in this world for the first time, and new users are going to keep coming. It’s mainstream today but, tomorrow, it will be pervasive.”Other key findings Other key findings of the study include: SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Final Cut Pro X Tutorial: Automatic Keyword Collections

first_imgDiscover how adding Finder tags in OSX will improve your project organization in Final Cut Pro X.Don’t reinvent the wheel! Final Cut Pro X actually ‘converts’ the tagging and folder structure you’ve setup for your media in Finder into Keyword Collections. You can organize the media on your drive into folders based on the type or subject of your footage. Then, get even more granular by applying Finder tags to individual clips or media files (a feature that was introduced in OSX Mavericks). When you import into FCPX, voilá, this info is translated into keyword collections.Use tags when referring to a type of shot (interview, stock footage, b-roll, etc) or to label sections of your project (ex. CharityVid-Intro, CorporateVideoOpen, etc). The tagging options are endless, but the important thing is to use tagging systematically. When Finder tagging is used in tandem with FCPX you can create ‘automatic’ keyword collections, dramatically improving your project’s organization.Got any FCPX tips to share?Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Pakistan expels Indian envoy suspends bilateral trade

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday expelled Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria, minutes after it decided to downgrade the diplomatic ties with India, alleging that New Delhi’s move to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was “unilateral and illegal”. This was announced after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a crucial meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) here, attended by top civil and military leadership, during which it was also decided to suspend the bilateral trade and review the “bilateral arrangements”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”Our ambassadors will no longer be in New Delhi and their counterparts here will also be sent back,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in televised comments soon after the NSC meeting. India on Monday revoked Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. While India’s High Commissioner Bisaria is in Islamabad, his Pakistani counterpart Moin-ul-Haq is yet to take charge in New Delhi. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayA statement issued after the NSC meeting read that the Committee discussed the situation “arising out of unilateral and illegal actions” by the Indian government, situation inside Jammu and Kashmir and along the Line of Control. The Committee decided “downgrading of diplomatic relations with India” and “suspension of bilateral trade with India,” the statement said. The NSC also decided to review “bilateral arrangements” with India. The Committee resolved to take the matter (abolition of the Article 370 by India) to the United Nations, including the Security Council, the statement said. India has said Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and the issue is strictly internal to the country. The Pakistani statement said that the country will observe this Independence Day on August 14 in solidarity with Kashmiris. “August 15 will be observed as Black Day,” it added. India has not been engaging with Pakistan since an attack on the Air Force base at Pathankot in January of 2016 by Pakistan-based terrorists, maintaining that talks and terror cannot go together.last_img read more

Royce White Suspended by Rockets

Royce White, the 16th overall pick in June’s NBA draft, was suspended by the Houston Rockets Sunday for refusing to provide services required by his contract.“The Houston Rockets have suspended Royce White effective immediately for refusing to provide services as required by his Uniform Player Contract,” Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey said in a statement. “We will continue to work with Royce to hopefully come to a resolution.”One week ago White refused his assignment to Houston’s D-League affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers after spending the majority of the season on the Rockets’ inactive list, while he and management tried to reach a reasonable solution for his overall mental health and anxiety disorder.The 21-year-old White is requesting that the NBA, the National Basketball Players Association, the Rockets and himself sign a document for mental health protocol, and does not plan to show up for any team activities until everyone signs the document, according to USA TODAY Sports.White’s demands will be difficult to accomplish because such an agreement is banned under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.The 6-foot-8 White went on a Twitter rampage after being suspended indefinitely by the Rockets organization.“What’s suspending me suppose to do. I’ve been away from the team for a month ½. Guess we want to give it a title shift accountability,” he tweeted.White even took at shot Morey in his second tweet.“Threat, Fines, Suspension won’t deter me. I won’t accept illogical health decisions, I will keep asking for safety & health. #BeWell @dmorey,” he tweeted.White, whose contract is guaranteed for $3.3 million for the first two seasons, will not be paid during his suspension.The Rockets and White had a tentative agreement in place at the beginning of the season to deal with his anxiety disorder due to the rigorous demands of the NBA’s travel schedule. Both parties agreed to allow him travel by bus to some games in an attempt to tackle his fear of flying and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He managed to fly to Detroit for the season opener and then bused to Atlanta and Memphis for the following games.Shortly after that White made the decision to stop participating in all team activities and took to Twitter saying dealing with his mental health was more important than his NBA career.White is hopeful that he can change the protocol for himself, the entire league and future players.“There’s no mental health protocol here, for not only the Rockets but the entire league, really,” White said in a SirusXM interview. “I expressed that that’s really unsafe if you think about it. So, basically, I’m fighting to have that rectified. I just don’t think it is OK or responsible or even logical to have GMs or any front office personnel have executive authority in medical situations.” read more