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Filipino-Canadian forward Matthew Daves commits to Ateneo

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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Daves, who is of Filipino and Canadian decent and played for Durham Crossover in the NBTC tournament, met with Ateneo team patron Manny V. Pangilinan to formalize his commitment to the defending UAAP champion.Durham head coach Mike Cruz also posted a photograph of their visit on his Facebook profile.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 crownDaves joins Thirdy Ravena, Mike Nieto, and Troy Malilin in Ateneo’s wing rotation and that is only if the Blue Eagles play conventional, positional basketball.At 6-foot-5, Daves also played power forward for his school Central Tech in Toronto. LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Pons, Galanza take breather during Holy Week lull Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Central Tech head coach Kevin Jeffers, as per Hooptown GTA’s (Greater Toronto Area) official website, described Daves “a force and a specimen.”“What impresses me about Matthew is his high IQ and hidden skill set. When Matthew plays in open space, he truly shines and becomes a force,” said Jeffers. “Even though he is known for his power and ability to jump out of the gym, Matthew brings much more.”center_img MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Ateneo just deepened its prized wing rotation for the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament after adding forward Matthew Daves.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition Mayors meet in Victoria; talk resource development

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first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition Mayors stood in front of the BC Legislature today to support responsible resource development and great access to markets. Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition Mayors Bill Streeper (Northern Rockies Regional Municipality), Lori Ackerman (Fort St. John) and Rob Fraser (Taylor) stood with around 20 other BC resource municipalities mayors.A crowd of about 125 industry and labour leaders, BC government ministers, media and others listened to Mayor Ackerman and Mayor Peter Milobar (Kamloops).They thanked the Federal Government for approving the PNW LNG project. Both mayors said that a majority of British Columbians do support responsible resource development but are often hesitant to say so.- Advertisement -Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition Executive Director, Colin Griffith said that it is time for British Columbians to make their voices heard.“It’s time for resource communities and the marjority of British Columbians who support resource development to make their voices heard as the Province of BC and the Federal Government continue to review several proposed major projects. These projects would diversify the BC economy and create thousands of new jobs and economic prosperity.”last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, June 23

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first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Louis van Gaal is planning a £150million summer spending spree to build on Manchester United’s fourth-place finish last season. Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, Real Madrid duo Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger are targets. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United defender Phil Jones is set to end uncertainty over his future at Old Trafford by signing a new contract this week. Jones is understood to have agreed similar terms to his United and England teammate Chris Smalling worth in the region of £80,000 a week. (Daily Mail)Manchester City will move for Jack Wilshere — if they miss out on Paul Pogba. City are desperate to land the French star but Juventus want a whopping £71million while Barcelona and Real Madrid are also interested. And City are lining up Arsenal’s Wilshere as an alternative. (The Sun)Manchester City target Kevin De Bruyne is in line for a huge new deal from Wolfsburg who have vowed to fight to keep him. The 23-year-old former Chelsea winger has confirmed City have been in touch for his services. But Wolfsburg want to offer him around £100,000-a-week to stay. (Daily Mirror)Dick Advocaat is prepared to smash Sunderland transfer record and beat Newcastle to £15m Dutch ace Georginio Wijnaldum. The 24 year PSV attacking midfielder is at the top of Sunderland’s wanted list. (Daily Mirror)Sunderland want to sign West Ham winger Stewart Downing but face competition from his hometown club Middlesbrough. (Daily Star)Newcastle will offer top transfer target Charlie Austin the same shirt that convinced Toon legend Alan Shearer to sign for his hometown club. The Geordies are so desperate to land the QPR striker they will promise him the famous No. 9 jersey, worn by the likes of Shearer, Andy Cole and Jackie Milburn. (Daily Star)Stoke City responded to Sevilla’s “insulting” bid for Steven Nzonzi by proposing a cheeky swap deal for £20million-rated midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak. (Daily Telegraph)Luke Garbutt is to sign a new five-year contract at Everton and then move to Bournemouth on a season-long loan. (Guardian)Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin has been targeted by Bolton following the north Londoners’ capture of Kieran Trippier. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Petr Cech worth ’15 points’ to Arsenal, claims Chelsea captain John TerryExclusive – Manchester United make enquiry about Aston Villa’s Christian BentekePremier League move does interest Man United target Sergio Ramos, talkSPORT toldManchester United are being used by Sergio Ramos, talkSPORT toldFormer star warns Manchester United: Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos is a ‘red card walking’Reports – Liverpool launch £16m bid for Real Madrid star Asier IllarramendiExclusive – ‘I hate watching him’! Ex-star tells Chelsea to forget about signing Real Madrid star PepeBlow for Man United! Strike target Mario Mandzukic ‘undergoing Juventus medical’Manchester United continue talks over signing Monaco star Fabinholast_img read more

WET, COLDER, MISERABLE: THE DD WEDNESDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

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first_imgDONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.Free Pint or Glass of Wine with all Josper Grill Main Courses today and every Wednesday.IT was supposed to be warm and sunny by now – but the forecasters were way off the mark last week and Atlantic fronts with loads of water on board will pound Donegal on Wednesday. After a wonderful April, May is turning into a very damp month so far.Light rain at dawn will soon turn heavier in the morning and will continue throughout the day, easing up around teatime before dying out. You might see some sunshine before dusk.It will be dry overnight before it all kicks in again on Thursday morning.Sources: BBC NI, Met Eireann, Sky. DONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.Free Pint or Glass of Wine with all Josper Grill Main Courses today and every Wednesday.  WET, COLDER, MISERABLE: THE DD WEDNESDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: May 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalweatherWednesdaylast_img read more

UCLA’s Kohlloeffel wins twice at All-American Championships

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first_img Poerschke topped ninth-seeded Pedro Rico of Pepperdine 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4 in the first round and Pacific’s Arnar Sigurdsson 6-1, 6-1 in the second round. Kohlloeffel is seeded third. Top-seeded Jennifer Magley of Florida was upset 6-2, 6-2 by Stanford’s Anne Yelsey, a junior from Newport Beach. Magley is the first No. 1 seed to lose in the opening round in the tournament’s 23-year history. Two other Stanford players advanced to Friday’s round of 16: Theresa Logar, who will face Fink, and eighth-seeded Alice Barnes. USC’s Anca Anastasiu and Carine Vermeulen, both from South Africa, lost in the first round of women’s doubles, falling 8-3 to California’s Susie Babos and Zsuzzana Fodor. MEN’S WATER POLO: UC IRVINE UPSETS PEPPERDINE Tim Hutten scored with 3 minutes, 52 seconds remaining to lift seventh-ranked UC Irvine past No. 5 Pepperdine 6-5 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men’s water polo opener at the Anteater Aquatics Complex. Hutten scored three goals and Nate White added a pair for the Anteaters (6-6), who rallied from a 3-2 halftime deficit, surging ahead with three goals in the third quarter. Jesse Smith’s power-play goal with 4:13 to play tied the score at 5, but Hutten’s third goal have UC Irvine its first win in three games against Pepperdine (9-4) this season. Smith and Matt Digges scored two goals apiece for the Waves, who knocked off No. 1 USC last weekend. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Top-seeded Ryler DeHeart of Illinois reached the final 16, but second-seeded Ludovic Walter of Duke was upset 6-4, 6-2 by Stanford freshman Matt Bruch, a qualifier who reached the third round of last month’s U.S. Open junior tournament. WOMEN’S TENNIS: USC’S FINK REACHES SECOND ROUND USC freshman Amanda Fink, from Calabasas High, ran her winning streak to seven matches at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships tennis tournament, defeating New Mexico’s Maja Kovacek 6-3, 6-4 in a first-round match at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Fink, the 2004 Daily News Girls’ Tennis Player of the Year at Calabasas, advanced to the main draw of the first of three college women’s national championship tournaments with triumphs during prequalifying at UCLA and qualifying at Riviera. Pepperdine’s Biana Bulgheru lost 6-2, 2-6, 6-0 to Baylor’s Carolin Walter in a first-round match. center_img UCLA’s Benjamin Kohlloeffel won two matches Thursday to reach the round of 16 at the Polo Ralph Lauren ITA All-American Championships men’s tennis tournament in Tulsa, Okla. Kohlloeffel, a sophomore from Herne, Germany, defeated Michigan’s Matko Maravic 7-6 (12), 4-6, 6-1 and Arkansas’ Matt Roberts 6-3, 6-2 in 50-degree temperatures to advance to a match Friday against Baylor’s Lars Poerschke. last_img read more

‘LET’S GO’ – IRELAND’S NO.1 SUMMER CAMPS COMING TO DONEGAL!

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first_imgLet’s Go! Summer Camps are Ireland’s No.1 multi activity summer camp, and this year for the first time we’re coming to Donegal!!We will be running camps in a number of venues, including Ballyshannon, Letterkenny, Raphoe, Milford and Stranorlar.Our action-packed sports camp features the brand new Let’s Go! High Energy Assault Course, along with the ever popular Zorbee Ball Roll, the thrilling KMX Karts, Eliminator, Wrecking Ball, Wobbly Ladder and lots more.We guarantee that no other summer camp will match the fun-filled unique range of activities that your children will enjoy throughout the week.It is the diverse and wide range of novel activities that bring the children back year after year. All Let’s Go!Camps are expertly organised and supervised by teachers who are garda-vetted. Camps run Monday to Friday 9.30am-3.30pm (Nice long day for parents to enjoy!). For further information check out our website www.letsgo.ie or telephone 1890 letsgo (1890 538 746) for venues, dates and availability.‘LET’S GO’ – IRELAND’S NO.1 SUMMER CAMPS COMING TO DONEGAL! was last modified: June 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesLet’s GonewsNoticesSummer Campslast_img read more

Square Kilometre Array book published

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first_imgThe Square Kilometre Array (SKA) global radio telescope project – which includes a first phase site in South Africa – published a book this month on the project’s progress. It features photos and analysis from some of the best science, astronomy and engineering minds in the world. The first phase of the SKA radio telescope project, called MeerKAT, is being installed in the Karoo desert. It will eventually form part of the first phase of the SKA programme. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is scheduled to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT)• SKA: answering the big questions about the universe • SKA will boost Africa’s presence in science fields• SKA will drive growth of Africa’s human capital• Africa to co-host Square Kilometre Array A new, updated two-volume book on the history and the science of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) international radio telescope project was published in September 2015. South Africa is very much at the forefront of the SKA project; the MeerKAT telescope system, currently being constructed and tested in the Karoo desert, forms part of the first phase of the global SKA venture.The chapters in this new book reflect both the science undertaken with the SKA, including ground-breaking research in cosmology and the study of dark matter and dark energy, as well as the global efforts by engineers and the science community to co-ordinate and construct such a massive international project.Once completed, hopefully by 2024, SKA will interconnect a series of radio telescope systems in 10 countries in order to search space for a better understanding about the universe and solve some of the secrets of fundamental physics.  What is SKA? SKA is one of the largest global science projects ever undertaken, featuring a multinational representation of scientists, engineers and astronomers. The positioning of the African continent and the accommodating climate make South Africa a vital component of the project’s success. (Image: SKA/MeerKAT)The Square Kilometre Array project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, led by SKA Organisation. The SKA will conduct transformational science to improve understanding of the universe and the laws of fundamental physics, monitoring the sky in unprecedented detail and mapping it hundreds of times faster than any current facility.The SKA is not a single telescope; rather, it is a collection of telescopes or instruments, called an array, to be spread over long distances. The SKA is to be constructed in two phases: Phase 1 (called SKA1) in South Africa and Australia; Phase 2 (called SKA2) expanding into other African countries, with the component in Australia also being expanded.With support from Australia, Canada, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands and the UK, the SKA project has on board some of the world’s best scientists, engineers and policy makers. And over 100 companies and research institutions across 20 countries are involved in the design and development of the telescope.SKA: the book With 135 chapters, 1 200 contributors and 2 000 pages on the science behind the SKA project, its official companion book is titled Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array. It is available to download free from the SKA website. (Image: SKA/MeerKAT) The book, titled Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array, consists of 2 000 pages in more than a hundred chapters, with contributions from more than 1 000 experts, scientists and members of the SKA organisation on astrophysics, cosmology and the search for answers in the universe, all within the context of radio telescope technology. Accompanied by a variety of photos and infographics covering the science and construction of the SKA system, the book is the authoritative guide on how this global initiative will work. It tracks the progress made on the project since 2004, highlighting the work being done in Australia, South Africa and other African countries including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.“The publication of the new SKA science book is the culmination of more than a year’s work by the SKA science team and the scientific community at large,” says Dr Robert Braun, the SKA science director in a release publicising the book. “It’s also a great testimony to the growing interest and scope of the SKA.”According to the publishers, the book deals with SKA’s search for life in the universe through the study of molecules in forming planetary systems and the search for potential radio signals from intelligent civilisations. The search for answers from “the cosmic dawn” – the first billion years of the universe’s existence – will not only inform the past, but also give the world a look at what might happen to the cosmos in the future.SKA and the NDP Construction of the South African SKA radio telescope project infrastructure, called MeerKAT, in the Karoo desert in March 2014. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT) The SKA project in South Africa fulfils the requisites for some vital pillars of the National Development Plan Vision 2030, including skills development through increased job opportunities and training during the construction of the MeerKAT facility, using local labour and top South Africa engineering and science talent.The project also addresses other NDP pillars such as creating efficient, world-class infrastructure networks and developing rural communities.  Construction of the South African SKA radio telescope project infrastructure, called MeerKAT, in the Karoo desert during March 2014. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT) A MeerKAT in the Karoo The first phase of the SKA radio telescope project, called MeerKAT, is currently being installed in the Karoo desert and will eventually form part of the first phase of the SKA programme. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024.  Infographic: SKA MeerKAT Further reading: Everything you need to know about the SKA project, including MeerKAT and the new booklast_img read more

Online Video Embeds: It’s All About YouTube

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first_imgWe know that online video continues to grow, but until now we had very little data about how bloggers engage with online video. Thanks to a new report from social media analytics firm Sysomos, we now have very detailed data about the videos being embedded in blogs and which bloggers are using these videos. For this report, Sysomos analyzed over 100 million blog posts and looked at the video-sharing sites being used and compiled a very detailed demographic profile of the bloggers who are embedding videos. Sysomos also released a list of the top 5 most embedded videos of this summer.Who Embeds Videos?Wedding Dances, Dancing Babies and Broken GuitarsClick here to see the top 5 most embedded videos of the summer of 2009.Bloggers who embed YouTube links tend to be male and young. The most active group of YouTube users is between 25 and 35 years old. Bloggers who embed YouTube videos are mostly male (58%), and Break.com is the most male-dominated video site (885), while MTV attracts more female bloggers (68%). The most active video embed users live in the US, followed by Brazil, Spain, the UK and Canada. In the US, most of these YouTube users live in California, followed by New York, Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida. The size of these states account for a large chunk of these differences. Connecticut, Alabama and South Carolina come in last.Taking all video-sharing networks into account, the most active bloggers can be found in New York City, followed by Sao Paulo, London, Madrid and Paris.In Asia, more than 90% of bloggers are younger than 35. In North America, 28% of all bloggers who embed videos are older than 35. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Focus on YouTubeUnsurprisingly, YouTube is the most popular video service in the blogosphere. The site attracts 82% of all embeds and direct links from blogs, followed by Vimeo (8.8%), DailyMotion (4%) and MySpace (1.1%). YouTube’s dominance in this market becomes even more apparent when compared to other popular sites like Hulu and MTV. Hulu accounts for only 0.5% of all blog embeds, and MTV is dead last on Sysomos’ list with 0.1%. In Asia, YouTube is even more dominant, accounting for 88.5% of all embeds; and in South America, YouTube leads with an 87.4% market share. Some of these differences can be explained by the fact that some of the services that Sysomos looked at are simply not available in these markets. More DataSysomos’ report offers a lot more demographic information than we could highlight in detail, but here are a few more nuggets of interesting information:The most popular day for embedding videos is Tuesday.The most popular time is between 11:00 am and noon EST.YouTube’s most active demographic group (20-35) is three times larger than the second-most active group (35-65).20% of bloggers who embed YouTube videos are teenagers; 2.4% are over 60. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#NYT#Trends#user-generated content#Video Services#web frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

BMW Z4 is fun and interesting little car

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first_imgBMW’s Z range of cars have always been the Bavarian automaker’s go-to vehicle for all your two-door touring and sports car needs. Starting with the Z1, which was introduced in 1989, moving on to the Z3, Z4 and Z8. All the vehicles bear design resemblances and shared the old-school formula of a stonking high-output engine up front and a classic rear-wheel drive set up out back. The Z4, out of all Z models to date, has been the only one to reach showroom floors in India.ALSO READ:Hyundai Elantra First Drive Review The analogue dials look good but analogue, really? (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) Giving the car a good once-over, you notice that the most pronounced part of the car is the long hood. And at 4,239mm from end-to-end, the car certainly feels bigger than the previous generation Chris Bangle designed Z4. Inevitably, the overall length of the car has grown by almost 150mm and width by 10mm to make it a more comfortable touring machine. The Z4’s design very closely follows the cues used in the Z3 and even evokes memories of the beautiful 507.The cabin is well laid out and functional. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)Coming to the rear-quarters, the car gets a subtly styled lip spoiler and is a detail that one might walk straight past if not looked at carefully. Overall, the Z4 is a beautiful machine and quite the head-turner once it steps out onto public roadways, especially so in India.Orange stitching on the alcantra/leather seats looks extremely handsome, so does the stitching on the dash. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)advertisementThe z4s design very closely follows the cues used in the z3 and even evokes memories of the beautiful 507. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) The aggressive design details on the Z4 continue inside and the body-hugging sport seats hold you in place. However, if you happen to opt for the special Design Pure Traction (DPT) trim on your Z4, you will be greeted to a handful of special addition spewed around the cabin. These include orange-stitched alcantra/leather upholstery, anthracite headliner, metal weave trim on the centre console and a special Valencia Orange exterior colour.The growl from that straight-six can give you a pleasurable tingle up your spine. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)ALSO READ:The performance of Audi A4 is spectacular The Z4 feels slightly dated when compared to the newer generation of BMWs making their way to Indian shores. The gearstick and iDrive controller evoke a tinge of nostalgia if you have been a fan of BMWs of old. The instrument cluster, on the other hand, is majorly an analogue affair. Sitting between the gauges is a digital TFT display for your electronic computer read-outs like trip and fuel consumption.Leave that latte for later, there are no cubby holes or bottle holders to be found here. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)The boot of the Z4 can either fit the kids or the luggage, thats completely your choice. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) The Z4 available in India is the sDrive 35i which gets 306bhp of power and 400Nm of torque, available right from the 1,300rpm mark. What we miss out on is the slightly more powerful sDrive 35is which gets an extra 34bhp and 50Nm of torque. However, even with this engine, the car is a sprightly performer. Press on the go-faster pedal and the seven-speed double-clutch transmission has a slight hesitation before the drama starts. Immediately after, you find yourself slamming through successive gears and climbing speeds in quite the brisk fashion.Head-turning looks, DCT gearbox, all-weather tractabiliy, exhaust note. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)The long snout is hard to miss. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) The steering feel from the Z4 is slightly on the harder side in city driving conditions but weighs up well when attacking a corner. My only gripe would be a slight dead patch just off-centre, making handling a fast sweeping corner a rather twitchy affair to get just right. And it is that exact point at which you feel slightly less involved and lose out on a bit of that front-end feel.Storage spaces were practically on the list of priorities. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)ALSO READ:Mercedes C63 AMG is a storm chaserA personal mobile and wallet holder. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) There is still quite a bit of grip on offer and the suspension reads out road conditions like a mother does to her child a bedtime story. Accelerating from knot to a 100kmph takes 5.1 seconds and the car will go on to hit an electronically-limited top speed of 250kmph.Verdict The BMW Z4 is fun and interesting little car. Yes, it does have its share of quirky annoyances but what you also get in the package is a bruiser which is ready to have fun at the dab of a throttle. It will be the car of choice for those who want the choice of wind-in-your-hair or quiet me-time at the push of a button. However, this updated version of the Z4 has been out in the market since 2013 and it certainly does show its age. The exterior design, however, is timeless. And if I had the money, I’d buy it for just that reason.advertisementlast_img read more

Chan Gailey New Jets’ Offensive Chief

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first_imgNEW YORK — Chan Gailey will be running the New York Jets’ offense under new coach Todd Bowles.The Jets hired Gailey as their offensive coordinator on Jan. 20, a move that had been expected since Bowles became head coach On Jan. 14.The 63-year-old Gailey was out of football the last two seasons after being fired as Buffalo’s coach following the 2012 season. But Bowles targeted Gailey early to be a part of his staff, which is beginning to take shape.Both Bowles and new General Manager Mike Maccagnan were scheduled to be introduced at a news conference at the team’s facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, on Jan. 21.There appeared to be a holdup in Gailey joining the Jets as the sides worked out a contract the last few days, casting the hiring in some doubt. But the team announced the move and posted a picture of Gailey signing his deal on the Jets’ website.Gailey, who replaces Marty Mornhinweg, has previously served as the offensive coordinator under Dan Reeves in Denver, Bill Cowher in Pittsburgh, Dave Wannstedt in Miami and Herm Edwards in Kansas City.In a telephone interview with The Associated Press last week, Cowher said Gailey would provide Bowles with an experienced former NFL head coach he can lean on and a versatile offensive mind who isn’t “married” to a system.“What I like about Chan,” Cowher said, “is his ability to be flexible and get the players to understand and, at the same time, believe in what they’re doing.”One of Gailey’s primary tasks will be to try to upgrade the offense — which finished 22nd overall — and help determine whether Geno Smith can be the team’s starting quarterback.Smith struggled throughout his second season, but Gailey has had success over the years getting production out of his quarterbacks, including Kordell Stewart in Pittsburgh, Jay Fiedler in Miami and Ryan Fitzpatrick in Buffalo.With the No. 6 pick in the draft, they Jets could also be in the running for one of the top available quarterbacks, such as Florida State’s Jameis Winston or Oregon’s Marcus Mariota — the last two Heisman Trophy winners.“When you look at the quarterbacks Chan has had, he’s had all styles and a lot of different types of quarterbacks,” said Cowher, a studio analyst for CBS. “The one thing that he’s very good at is putting guys in position where he utilizes guys’ skillsets. He’ll be diverse enough to give different looks, but he’ll play to the strengths of his football team.”Gailey, who was 34-46 in the regular season as an NFL head coach, has also served as head coach at Troy State, Samford and Georgia Tech.A former quarterback for the University of Florida, Gailey was a graduate assistant for the Gators in 1974 before beginning his coaching career as Troy State’s defensive backs coach in 1976.(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more