NBA targeting July 31 to resume season

first_imgRelatedPosts Why it’s uncharitable to crucify Malami for ‘amending’ NBA rules, by Kayode Ajulo NBA vs. Nasir El-Rufai, by Reuben Abati Shari’ah Council berates NBA for allegedly taking side in Southern Kaduna crisis NBA fans can rejoice because the league finally has a date in mind to restart the season.NBA commissioner Adam Silver informed the Board of Governors the league is looking at a July 31 start date, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. That news doesn’t guarantee the NBA will be back playing games on July 31, but it gives fans an idea of when the NBA is looking to resume its season.Both the league and its players still need to agree on details regarding the season’s restart.A number of possibilities were discussed on Friday, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.Some expect Silver and the NBPA to come up with a plan “inside the next week,” according to Adrian Wojnarowski.The league is reportedly looking into a bubble plan, which would keep all players and teams in one centralized location. Orlando is considered a frontrunner to be that location.The league has had conversations with Disney focused on using Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida to host games.The NBA will reportedly hold a vote Thursday on the Orlando plan.It’s believed the owners will agree to that plan, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.Tags: Adam SilverNBASeason Resumptionlast_img read more

Syracuse announces 4 captains for 2015 season

first_img Published on August 29, 2015 at 8:43 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer announced on Twitter that senior offensive lineman Rob Trudo, sophomore linebacker Zaire Franklin, junior defensive end Luke Arciniega and senior quarterback Terrel Hunt are SU’s captains this season. Trudo is slated to play center this season after starting nine games at left guard and two at right guard last season. The 6-foot-4, 301-pound center played in all 12 games last season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe sophomore Franklin is the youngest of the four captains, and last season he led all of SU’s freshmen with 44 tackles. He appeared in all 12 of the Orange’s games last season and started the final three.Arciniega originally transferred from Sierra College after the 2012 season, and appeared in only four games last season due to a lower-body injury. The NCAA recently granted him two extra years of eligibility ahead of his third season with SU.Despite an on-field incident last year when Hunt when was ejected for punching a Villanova defender, he was selected as a captain in his final season with SU. He started only five games last season before suffering a season-ending injury against Louisville on October 3.Syracuse begins its season Friday at home against Rhode Island. Commentslast_img read more

Connecting the world we really believe is one o

first_img“Connecting the world, we really believe, is one of the fundamental challenges of our generation. And, you know, progress is going to be difficult here, and it’s not guaranteed. But, I think if we work together, we can really make a big impact on knocking down some of these barriers to connectivity both here in India and all over the world,” he said.The Internet.org Innovation Challenge in India will award four US$250,000 prizes and two US$25,000 awards.More information is available here.Rust 0.12.0 releasedThe Mozilla-backed programming language compiler and assorted tools, Rust, has reached version 0.12. The release features new and improved documentation, an update to the standard library, advancements to Rust’s package manager and minor language features.Rust is designed to focus on safety, performance and concurrency. It includes algebraic data types, pattern matching, closures, type interface, zero-cost abstractions, guaranteed memory safety, concurrency without data races, minimal runtime and efficient C bindings.The 0.12.0 version should be considered as an alpha release, according to the Rust team.More information is available here. Microsoft’s Nadella backtracks comment about women’s pay raisesMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella has gotten a lot of grief over comments he made at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference yesterday. When asked what advice he would give to women who are uncomfortable asking for a raise, he stated: “It’s not really about asking for a raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise…It’s good karma, It will come back.”Since then, Nadella has taken a step back and apologized for what he said.“I answered that question completely wrong. Without a doubt I wholeheartedly support programs at Microsoft and in the industry that bring more women into technology and close the pay gap. I believe men and women should get equal pay for equal work. And when it comes to career advice on getting a raise when you think it’s deserved, Maria’s advice was the right advice. If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask,” he wrote in a memo to all Microsoft employees.Nadella’s interview can he found here.The Internet.org Innovation Challenge in IndiaInternet.org has announced a contest to recognize those who make the Internet more relevant for four population groups in India.Developers from all around the world are invited to participate in the contest to create unique and localized content that would impact the daily lives of Indian women, students, farmers and migrant workers. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the contest at the Internet.org Summit in New Delhi, India.last_img read more