Steph Curry spending quality time with family, surprises Ayesha on cooking show

first_imgIt’s probably no surprise that Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is making the most of his time off recovering from hand surgery to spend time with his family.In the past week alone, Steph has been spotted supporting wife Ayesha at a cooking awards ceremony, taking his daughters to a Warriors home game and surprising Ayesha on her cooking show.On Nov. 14, Ayesha was awarded the Variety Vivant Tastemaker award in Napa. Steph was by her side rooting her on. Together, they have launched …last_img

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Did fake news spark Tuesday’s market rally?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On the last day in February farmers — and the rest of the world for that matter — were anxiously waiting to hear what President Trump was going to say as he addressed Congress for the first time. But what got the attention of producers earlier in the day was a major price move to the upside for corn and soybean trade in Chicago. The spike was caused by a news story about possible changes in the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) mandate. That story, like many have in recent weeks, may not have been that reliable.“At the beginning of the morning on Tuesday, leaked information suggested that there was going to be a significant change to the way the ethanol blender credits are working,” said Jon Scheve, a grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients. “By midday, the White House would not confirm whether or not that information was real and there might not be a change at all. The market through all of that yesterday was just trying to figure out what would happen if anything actually does change with the RFS.”The news that was leaked early in the day consisted of the White House looking at a proposal to add more ethanol usage during hotter months and would aim to curb imports of biodiesel from Argentina by ensuring domestic producers qualify for a currently-expired tax credit.Call it fake news, call it an information leak gone awry, but in the end it was the catalyst for a record day for corn trade. Over 350,000 May corn contracts were traded Tuesday. Since harvest, corn has only traded more than 100,000 contracts of the front month twice, today and Election Day.“I think this could possibly be the future of trading this year,” Scheve said. “With this new administration, how we are getting our information is also new. The markets and even the news organizations aren’t quite sure how to handle that yet and so I expect we will see many news items like the one we saw on Feb. 28 that will generate some short bursts of excitement.”At the close on Feb. 28 corn was only up 4 after being up 18 and beans were up 13 after being up 35 for the briefest of moments, keeping farmers and traders on their toes.last_img read more

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How Small Businesses Can Save Money With Virtualization

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting john paul titlow Tags:#solution-series#Virtualization Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Reduce Power and Maintenance CostsOther areas in which cost savings can be realized are in software licensing, ongoing maintenance and server power and cooling. Obviously, not running physical servers on site means that the costs associated with powering and cooling of those servers, which can add up, are essentially outsourced. Once a server is up and running, the time and cost involved in maintaining it can add up pretty quickly. Virtualization can offer some relief as the need for physical maintenance is reduced or even eliminated. Whether it’s across servers or individual virtual machines, the maintenance that does need to be done can be managed far more efficiently in a virtualized environment, where IT support can often be managed from a single administrative console. Things like security updates can be deployed more efficiently, freeing up IT staff members’ time for other projects. For some small businesses, the majority of IT operations can be outsourced thanks to virtualization and the cloud. This can translate into some pretty dramatic savings for these companies, for whom budgets remain tighter than ever.Virtualization cost chart courtesy of Real Time Nexus Virtualization in IT has been big in the enterprise market for some time, but it’s not without its advantages for small- and medium-sized operations. Analysts are expecting the adoption of virtualization by SMBs to increase considerably in the months and years ahead. So what’s all the fuss about? For small businesses, the most immediate and obvious benefit offered by virtualization is the cost savings. This is true of businesses of any size, but it is perhaps more critical for SMBs, which naturally have smaller budgets to throw at IT. Less Hardware = Less MoneyBy virtualizing IT infrastructure, SMBs stand to save money on hardware and software. If a company needs to implement three new servers, for example, doing so in a virtualize environment doesn’t require the company to purchase three physical servers, set them up and take care of all routine maintenance. Instead, virtual servers can be provisioned on whatever virtualization platform the company is using, and this can be done at a fraction of the time and cost it would take in a traditional, non-virtualized environment. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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TomTom announces three fitness wearables at IFA 2016

first_imgTags:#fitness tracker#GPS#IFA 2016#smartwatch#TomTom#wearable David Curry TomTom announced three new fitness wearables at IFA 2016 in Berlin, as the once famous GPS brand tries to pivot to the wearables market.TomTom TouchAt $130, the TomTom Touch is the cheapest of the three wearables. It is similar to the Fitbit Alta, and comes in a variety of light colors.It can count steps, sleep, activity, heart-rate, and body composition. The last measurement is unavailable on wearables across the board, from the Fitbit Charge to Apple Watch.Apparently, the Touch “checks the electrical impedance of your body’s tissues layers,” according to TechRadar, to measure body composition. A button on the Touch does the reading, though TomTom warns results may vary and should be tested a few times per day for an accurate result.Nike+, MapMyFitness, and other third-party apps are supported on TomTom’s connected app for the Touch.Spark 3The Spark 3 is a larger wearable that can display much more information on the screen. It has most of the Touch features, but lacks heart-rate monitoring on the baseline model. To make up for it, TomTom has added GPS tracking.The baseline model costs $130.TomTom is also selling a 3GB model that lets users store around 500 songs on the device, which can be imported from almost all music platforms. TomTom has also bundled a free pair of Bluetooth headphones with this option, which will be available for $150.There is also a heart-rate option available for $180. If you want all of the features—the heart-rate and 3GB of storage—it will cost $250.AdventurerTomTom’s most expensive fitness tracker costs $350 and comes with all of the features in the Spark 3’s most expensive model. It also features a barometer, a sensor that tracks altitude.Adventurer is for users that do a lot of hiking, snowboarding, or other sports that move from various altitudes. It has an extended battery life mode specifically for hiking.All three devices will be available in the next few months from TomTom and third-party retailers.See Also: Wearables to cast a large shadow at IFA 2016There was a time, before the iPhone, where TomTom looked unstoppable. It was selling GPS units like hotcakes, but now, a decade later, it looks to the wearables market as its possible salvation.Garmin, another GPS giant, is also trending towards the wearable market as it sees declining interest in trackers and navigation. Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Related Posts center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

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Centre should take responsibility to bring down fuel prices Mamata

Centre should take responsibility to bring down fuel prices Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the Centre should look into the issue of surging fuel prices not from a political angle but from a commoner’s point of view.The everyday rise in petrol and diesel prices is causing severe inconvenience to the common people, Banerjee said.Addressing a press conference after reaching Santiniketan on Thursday evening, she said: “All the political parties are urged to organise protest rallies against the steep rise in petrol and diesel prices.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsShe is in Santiniketan to be a part of the Visva-Bharati convocation, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina will also be present.Banerjee, who attended the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on Wednesday, had a discussion over the issues with chiefs of most of the anti-BJP political parties who were also present during the oath-taking ceremony.Stating that there is need to initiate nationwide protests against the hike in petrol and diesel prices, Banerjee said: “I requested all to build up a protest against it. I spoke to Sonia Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and former Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav in this connection. The discussion took place over tea after the oath-taking ceremony of HD Kumaraswamy.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThis comes at the time when the Chief Minister has given a call for a one-is-to-one fight against the BJP in the 2019 general elections with all anti-BJP parties coming together to form a Federal Front.She said that it was the issue related to hike in prices of petrol and diesel for which her party had withdrawn support from the UPA government.When asked whether she would raise the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the convocation programme on Friday, she replied that it would not be the correct platform to do so. “But the issue will be raised if there is any opportunity for the same,” she said. Banerjee said petrol and diesel prices are at an all-time high and it would lead to harassment of common people as prices of essential goods would increase as well. “The prices of petrol and diesel are sky high and it will leave an adverse effect on the farmers,” she said, adding that her political party has already given a call for a statewide protest rally. There will be a rally in Kolkata on Friday and the statewide protest will take place on Saturday.last_img read more

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Kabuliwala comes calling

Kabuliwala comes calling

first_imgNobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s timeless story Kabuliwala resonates perfectly with the Afghan community living in India. And capturing these connections is an ongoing photo exhibition in the capital that traces the life of Afghans living in Kolkata.Documenting the lives of around 5,000 Afghan families living in Kolkata in the exhibition From Kabul to Kolkata: Of Belonging, Memories and Identity two journalists embarked on a three-year journey to tell the story of a century of social transformation within the community.  It opened Saturday at Siddhartha Hall and is on till April 13. Moska Najib and Nazes Afroz have captured the stories of this secluded and little-known settlement in the present time through photographs. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Being away from my homeland, I have been always drawn to the themes of identity and new belonging. This inspired me to photograph one of the oldest settled Afghan communities in India in modern times,” said Najib, an Afghan who has lived in India for most of her life. Najib hopes that the photographs on display will allow viewers to experience the problems of preserving an identity and rebuilding a home in a new space. “I wanted to explore how the community has held onto its culture and identity through the 100 years. And by understanding their ways of connection, I, too, wanted to connect with my own country – Afghanistan,” she added. Until a few decades ago, real Kabuliwalas were a common sight on the streets of Kolkata, as in most cities of north and central India; today stereotypes and standard attributes have formed an ambiguous image of these people. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Kolkata had amazing diversity and it had made me what I am today. But for the last few decades I felt that this diversity was fading fast, which was disturbing me. So by doing this project, I had an opportunity to capture at least one slice of the diversity of this city and in a way it is a tribute,” Afroz, a journalist from Kolkata said. The series will connect viewers to the themes of human bonding and touch on the issues of loss of identity and a new sense of belonging.last_img read more

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New holiday experience coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

New holiday experience coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

first_img Travelweek Group New holiday experience coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Posted by ORLANDO — Christmas will be extra magical this year, thanks to a new holiday experience at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.Universal Orlando Resort has announced the new experience as part of its destination-wide holiday celebration, which also includes a brand new parade featuring Macys. The 2017 Holidays celebration will run for more dates than ever before, from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 6, 2018.This November, Hogwarts castle will magically transform right before guests’ eyes, with state-of-the-art projection mapping and special effects wrapping the iconic castle. Festive décor will line the streets of both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, while each storefront will be decked out with uniquely themed decorations.Meanwhile, Universals Holidays Parade feature Macys will take place in Universal Studios Florida and feature detailed floats and balloons and beloved characters like the Minions from ‘Despicable Me’, popular DreamWorks characters from ‘Madagascar’ and ‘Shrek’ and even Santa Claus himself. Universal is partnering with Macys, the global leader in balloon entertainment, to bring this new parade experience to life.More news:  FIVE FESTIVE FOODS TO TRY AT EUROPE’S CHRISTMAS MARKETSTo make the most of their holiday stay, clients can book the ‘Splash, Stay and Play’ vacation package, priced from US$165 per adult, per night (tax inclusive). Package includes four-night hotel accommodations at Universals Cabana Bay Beach Resort and a four-day park ticket that includes admission to all three Universal theme parks.For more information go to UniversalTravelAgents.com.center_img Tags: Christmas, Universal Studios Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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