You Can’t Make This Stuff Up – March 2016

first_imgHas Anyone Seen My Keys?? Yakima police are looking for a man and woman who robbed one mini-mart and possibly tried to rob a second one over the weekend. A couple with their faces covered entered a convenience store, but when the store clerk ran to another room they left without any money, according to police. They also said store cameras captured a picture of one of the robbers, who had removed his mask when he returned to the store for car keys that had been left behind. The pair was last seen in a silver 2000 BMW four-door with chrome rims and blue-tinted headlights, the release said. Anyone with information should call 911.Sex Toys, Earrings and a $29 Engagement Ring… Who Says Romance Is Dead?? A Michigan man who proposed to his girlfriend at Walmart, then allegedly stole sex toys from a nearby business and fell asleep while tying his shoes is in more trouble after missing a court date. William J. Cornelius Jr., 25, was scheduled to appear before a district judge to accept or reject a plea offer. Cornelius failed to show, though. The couple’s romantic evening began with them visiting Walmart where he bought an engagement ring for $29.62, then asked a customer service worker to read a proposal note over the public address system, asking his girlfriend to marry him. Before leaving Walmart, she allegedly stole a pair of gold earrings and a silver necklace say police. The couple then went to Spencer’s Gifts where sheriff’s deputies allege they stole a watch, an edible thong, a sex toy, panties and sex candy valued at $80.93. They fled the store before deputies’ arrival, but the woman was found walking between Bob Evans and Taco Bell, followed by a Spencer’s employee. Deputies found Cornelius in the mall’s food court, asleep at a table with the laces of his shoes between his fingers, records show. They found the purloined Spencer’s items on him.A Charitable Norwegian Real Estate Broker Vemund Thorkildsenis being praised after he found almost $40,000 hidden underneath the fireplace of his new apartment and donated all of it to a charity. Thorkildsen told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he made the discovery as he showed his newly purchased Oslo apartment to a friend two weeks ago. After the story was first reported by Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet on Monday he has been flooded with phone calls, text messages and comments on social media from friends and strangers complementing him for his honesty. “A lot of people say that they would have done the same thing and that’s good to hear,” Thorkildsen said. “That gives you faith in humanity.”- Sponsor – Protecting the “Crown Jewels” Students have invented “Crown Jewels Underwear” to protect men from mobile phone radiation that could reduce their sperm count. A recent Israeli study showed electromagnetic radiation from phones can damage male virility. To combat the rays, graduates from Munich Business School in Germany designed boxers with material incorporating silver wire, which blocks the radiation pulses. The inventors are Peer-Boy Matthiesen, 34, Daniel Herter, 31, Nick Piepenburg, 31, and Berno Delius, also 31, all graduates from the Munich Business school. All say they now wear the anti-radiation shorts under their trousers. “The initial sales have been encouraging, certainly enough for us to keep going. It is a project from the heart,” said Piepenburg. “Dumb Burglar” Drops ID at Crime Scene Someone snuck into Parrish Mitchell’s garage in downtown Macon and stole a $300 leaf blower. But something the culprit left behind may prove more valuable to the police. About daybreak, Mitchell, noticed someone had been in his garage. He looked around at his tools and other belongings and didn’t see anything else missing. Then he saw something on the floor: a wallet. Mitchell handed it and the wallet to the cops. “When you leave your ID at the scene of the crime and then try to return to the scene of the crime to retrieve your ID, and then still don’t steal anything else, it’s like, ‘How dumb can you be?’” He was still on the lam Wednesday afternoon, but was already facing the music thanks to Mitchell’s wife. They’d snapped a picture of the driver’s license before giving it to the police. Mitchell’s wife posted the photo on social media. “Facebook justice,” Mitchell said, “is always fun.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Instagram Plans To Build an Android Version…Eventually

first_imgjohn paul titlow Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Building an Android version of its popular, filter-based photo sharing app is a “a major priority” for the team at Instagram, CEO Kevin Systrom told the Guardian recently. Indeed, this is one of the most frequently demanded features for the app, which notoriously only works on iOS. It may be hard to believe, but Instagram hasn’t even been around for a year. It launched for iPhone last October and has since enjoyed enormous popularity, ballooning to 1 million users in just 10 weeks. As of June 2011, Instagram had 5 million users and that number keeps on growing. In early August, the startup announced that its app had published over 150 million photos. At the same time, another trend has been unfolding: Android is now the most widely used smartphone operating system in the United States and commands over 43% of the smartphone market worldwide.As Android explodes, why hasn’t Instagram released an application for it? “We’re only six people,” Systrom told the Guardian. “Android is a major priority for us, but first we have to build the team, and find the best people in the world to work on these projects.”Instagram is indeed hiring engineers, but it’s not clear how actively they’re looking for seasoned Android developers. The job listings page on their website doesn’t explicitly mention Android or Java experience as requirements, but of course, that’s not the only channel the company could concievably be using to hire. Although an Android app is on the horizon, Systrom said that building it was trumped in importance by two projects. First, the camera functionality of the original iPhone app is in the process of being reworked. This will likely include new filters, but from the sound of it, will go deeper than that and overhaul the functionality toward being more of the “social camera” its founders originally envisioned. The next biggest priority for the Instagram team is building something else that users have been clamoring for: a Web interface. Although numerous third parties have built alternative ways to view Instagram photos outside the original iPhone app, the company itself has yet to offer its own. Once those two projects are out of the way and Instagram has the right developers in place, Android users may finally get to join their iPhone-toting counterparts in the photo-sharing fun. If its growth on iOS offers any sort of a reliable hint, the company should then expect to see its user base skyrocket even further. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#Photo Sharing Services#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

PORTAVIN TOUCH WINE CHAMPIONS CUP 2006

first_imgTouch South Australia will join forces with Portavin Wine to host the Portavin Touch Wine Champions Cup 2006 (PTW06). Forty teams from wineries from around the nation will compete in a round robin tournament on Sunday 19 November 2006 with all proceeds going to the Hutt Street Centre charity. More than 3,000 people of all ages are expected to converge on Tattunga Reserve (Park 17) Adelaide Parklands, Corner Greenhill Road/Fullerton Road for the gala day that begins at 10.00am and concludes at 5.00pm.   The tournament is the brainchild of United Kingdom wine writer and author Matthew Dukes who has found an ideal way for people to partake in the fun, fitness, and friendship of Touch Football, raise much needed funds for a worthy arm of the community, and enjoy a variety of social experiences.Local and Interstate Wine Industry representatives supported the Inaugural event in 2005, along with local corporate partners, and big name home town sporting celebrities, such as Former Wallaby Captain, Nick Farr-Jones, and the doyen of sports commentators in Australia, Bruce Mc Avaney.The PTW06 is expected to be even more successful this year with key local and national wine industry and corporate partners again committed to the event, and local celebrities keen to contribute to the Hutt Street Centre, a day refuge for Adelaide’s homeless population. PTW06 has become a highly anticipated and hugely popular event on the South Australian sporting and social calendar. The event offers the public a day of exciting sporting entertainment, wine tasting, and fun family activities – a perfect social occasion.A celebrity Touch Football challenge featuring Event Ambassador Wallaby icon Nick Farr-Jones, Adelaide Crows legends Graham Cornes and Mark Bickley, former Olympic Medalist and long-serving Australian Opals Basketball champion Rachel Sporn, and local media personalities is sure to delight the crowd. All funds raised on the day will aid the Hutt Street Centre, a day centre for Adelaide’s homeless. Touch SA is involved on the Planning Committee for the event and are conducting the tournament.Touch SA development staff is also providing training and skill sessions as an introduction to the sport for all the teams in the lead-up to the competition.  Touch South Australia Branch Manager, Gavin Mc Donald, is thrilled to be playing an integral role in the event and is excited by the opportunity to showcase Touch Football in South Australia.“We are very proud to be a part of this fantastic event. Not only are we helping raise valuable funds to help continue the excellent work of the Hutt Street Centre who provide such a worthy service to the community, but we are also bringing the game of Touch Football to over 230 participants and over 3000 spectators who may be seeing the game for the first time.” The Touch SA web-site will feature full event details, registration forms, team profiles, celebrity player information, sponsors profiles, wine lists and tasting notes, and up to the minute news of this years tournament. It will be interactive and entertaining – just as Portavin Touch Wine 06 will be.If you would like further information about Portavin Touch Wine, or you would like to make a donation to the Hutt Street Centre, please contact Danielle Bayard on +61 8 8418 2511 or email: danielle@huttstcentre.org.au  If you require further information or would like to make a donation, please contact:Kathryn Ainslie Member Services OfficerTouch South AustraliaMob: 0401999715Phone: 08 83733222Fax: 088373 3322E-mail:kainslie@touchsa.com.auOr Danielle BayardHutt Street Centre+61664182511E-mail: danielle@huttstreetcentre.org.aulast_img read more

10 months agoEverton boss Silva makes Jagielka decision

first_imgEverton boss Silva makes Jagielka decisionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva insists he doesn’t want to lose club captain Phil Jagielka.He has only made two appearances this season and is out of contract at the end of the year.But Silva said: “It is not something in my mind for next month (to let him go). “It is not on my mind to even think about it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh cast vote in Ggn

first_imgGurugram: At around 7:30 am Virat Kohli voted in Pine Crest school situated in DLF Phase -1 area. Not only Kohli but even Yuvraj Singh another famous cricketer has his residence in the same ward of Gurugram as that of Kohli.A society where creme-ala -creme of not only Gurugram but the country resides, the polling booth has seen a spurt in voting percentage over the years yet at the end, it just barely crosses in the percentage of mid-’50s. The polling percentage in Sunday ‘s turnout was registered at 53 per cent. In 2014, the ward according to the election officials had seen a polling percentage of 59 per cent. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAccording to polling agents the polling booth witnesses more polling during the Lok Sabha elections than in municipal and the state elections. They have also expressed optimism that unlike posh areas where voting percentages are mostly dismal. While the information of Virat casting his vote from the Pine Crest school began to be circulated widely it was only after the mid-afternoon that the voting actually picked up. What led the voter’s turnout were the young voters residing in the area. The election commission of Haryana further tried to cash in on increasing the voting percentage by encouraging them to have a selfie from the same stand where earlier Kohli had posed with the inked finger. There was also a separate pink booth that was designated in the polling station to encourage women, voters.last_img read more

Football Ohio States offensive process stays the same results improve

Redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) prepares to call a play in the third quarter against Nebraska in Memorial Stadium on Oct. 14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn Ohio State’s home opening loss, the team averaged just 5.1 yards per play and scored only 16 points.Since then, the offense has averaged 7.8 yards per play and 53.2 points per game. Whether it be improved play, new personnel, different play-calling or some combination of the three, something would appear to have changed with the team.But to co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, the difference in the production might be more attributed to improved chemistry rather than any other drastic changes to the team.“I felt earlier in the year when we struggled, we didn’t come into the game with momentum,” Wilson said. “I think we’ve came through each week with momentum. Now you’ve still got to execute on Saturdays, but I think we’re coming into the game with some confidence and some momentum during the week of practice.”With each win Ohio State has secured, the team seems to be clicking more as a cohesive group of players and finding more success in nearly everything it has tried. But why wasn’t the 49-21 win against Indiana enough to propel the Buckeyes into their clash against Oklahoma?Quarterback J.T. Barrett believes the key to building momentum does not come as much from practice as much as it does from executing plays in games. At the time of the Oklahoma game, the Buckeyes had played just one game and were still searching for their identity.“I think it’s interesting being that in college, we don’t have a preseason,” Barrett said. “In NFL preseason games, they get time to get going as far as actual game to football. We just try to do the best we can in practice. And everything doesn’t click in the first weeks of college football.”As far as changes to playcalling or improved execution of those plays, the Buckeyes believe they are right where they were at the beginning of the season. The only difference now is that they have had a chance to thoroughly knock some rust off and the individuals are now starting to play more like a team. “We’ve put it all together the way those groups can play,” Wilson said. “What we’re trying to sell right now, the more we play together, the more we play for each other, linemen stepping up, the second and third tight ends, second and third running backs, five, six, seven receivers. The more guys play, the more energy is. It grows, that chemistry.”Could it be that simple? Is the only key to beating a top-five opponent just having more chemistry on the team? Redshirt junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon said it just might be. The starting wideout believes Ohio State’s improved play is a direct result of the team just connecting better with each other. He felt fine with how the team was preparing earlier in the season, even after it took its loss to Oklahoma. Now it’s just about everyone executing better.“I just feel like you approach every day the same,” Dixon said. “If you don’t approach the date being the best you can, you’re going to lose. Different opponents come, but it’s still the same thing week after week. You’ve still got to be at your best.”The Buckeyes will train to maintain the momentum and chemistry through the off week before its matchup against Penn State. read more

Real Valladolid will be punished for the state of their pitch confirms

first_imgLa Liga president Javier Tebas has confirmed that Real Valladolid will be punished for the repulsive and deplorable state of their pitch in Saturday night’s game against BarcelonaIn the first few minutes of the league encounter, holes began appearing everywhere with the players struggling to keep their footing in key moments.The dreadful state of the Estadio José Zorrilla even caused them to lose control of the ball at times.“The pitch at the Jose Zorrilla did not meet the minimum criteria demanded for a competition like La Liga,” said Tebas in a tweet.“Obviously a disciplinary file will be opened.”Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, who made his 300th La Liga appearance on Saturday night, was also fuming over the pitch.“They want to take players to play in the United States, but the state of the grass here was a disgrace,” said Pique, as stated on Sport.“Players were running the risk of injury. It was lamentable and I hope they investigate the matter.”Barcelona managed to scrape all three points thanks to a 57th-minute strike from Ousmane Dembele.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.But the main talking point remained the state of the Estadio José Zorrilla.This is how Valladolid pitch looked like 2 days before facing Barcelona.Image: Real Valladolid pitch two days ago. [via @MHChehade] pic.twitter.com/5pesa3FnJy— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) August 25, 2018And this was what the players had to cope with on Saturday.FC Barcelona overcame a spirited Real Valladolid side last night but the state of the recently laid pitch at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla was nothing short of shambolic. #FCBarcelona pic.twitter.com/KvbBe7frta— Yousef Teclab (@yousef_teclab) August 26, 2018last_img read more

PSG send coach Thomas Tuchel a very stylish birthday message

first_imgParis Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel was given a birthday message on Wednesday that he will never forgetThe German had his 45th birthday yesterday and arrived at PSG’s Ooredoo Training Centre to prepare for the latest practice session.Little did he know that a special message had been carved into the training pitch.It bore the PSG club crest with a happy birthday message in his native German.It read: “Alles Gute Zum Geburtstag Thomas!” ( “Happy Birthday Thomas!”)Tuchel was recruited by PSG in May to replace the departed Unai Emery as the new manager of the Ligue 1 giants.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…In his first competitive game in charge of the club, Tuchel impressively oversaw a 4-0 thrashing of rivals AS Monaco to win the Trophee des Championes.The former Borussia Dortmund coach has also maintained a 100% winning start to the new Ligue 1 season following PSG’s wins over Angers, Guingamp and Caen.PSG will be back in action in Saturday’s away game to Nimes in the Ligue 1.???? In honor of birthday boy @TTuchelofficial… training with a special touch today at the Ooredoo Training Centre! ?? pic.twitter.com/95pTJBTfmW— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 29, 2018last_img read more

Agent refuses to comment on Frenkie de Jongs future

first_imgFrenkie de Jong’s agent has given no indication on whether or not his client will be leaving AjaxThe 21-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of Ajax’s brightest prospects in recent years and has caught the interest of Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur.Recently reports have suggested that Real Madrid are now in the race for De Jong and are willing to pay €80m to fend off competition.The 13-time European champions view him an upgrade to Mateo Kovacic, who left on a season-long loan deal at Chelsea.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“I can neither confirm or deny it,” agent Ali Dursun told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, via Mundo Deportivo.Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are also allegedly interested in the midfielder.De Jong himself stated recently that he intends to remain at Ajax for now, while sporting director Marc Overmars announced he will not be leaving Amsterdam in January.last_img read more

Arjen Robben out for Bayern Munich until 2019

first_imgBayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has confirmed Arjen Robben will not available to him for the rest of 2018The 34-year-old winger aggravated a thigh injury and has been absent for Bayern’s last three matches against Ajax, Nurnberg and Werder Bremen.Speaking ahead to Saturday’s trip to Hannover 96, Kovac broke the news that Robben will miss the rest of their remaining three fixtures before the winter break in Germany.“He won’t play again in this half of the season. The focus is on January 4,” said Kovac, according to Goal.“The doctors looked at it. It makes no sense for us to go into a major injury.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The Croatian will not be deciding who plays on Saturday until training today has been completed.“We have one day less due to the Wednesday match than if we had played on Tuesday,” added Kovac.“We will decide who plays after training. We have to keep in mind that we have three games [in eight days].”After Hannover, Bayern will take on RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt next week.last_img read more