Olympiacos Piraeus overcame injuries to grab its 10th win in its last 12 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games by downing Unics Kazan 75-90 on the road on Thursday. Olympiacos improved to 15-6 in the standings, while Unics dropped to 7-14. Erick Green led the winners with 25 points, Georgios Printezis added 20, Nikola Milutinov had 11 and Kostas Papanikolaou 10 for Olympiacos, which was without the injured Vassilis Spanoulis, Patric Young and Matt Lojeski. Keith Langford led Unics with 25 points, Pavel Antipov added 19 and Art Parakhouski had 14 for the hosts, who were without playmakers Quino Colom and Anton Ponkrashov. Olympiacos had a near-perfect start, hitting 7 of its first 10 two-point shots and going 9 of 12 from downtown. It tied a EuroLeague all-time record by getting a 20-point margin after 10 minutes (13-33) and extended it to 16-43 early in the second quarter. At halftime, Olympiacos had outrebounded Unics 9-18 with more offensive rebounds (6) than its opponent’s defensive boards (4) in addition to 12 assists and having made 10 of 15 three-point shots to get a 36-56 margin. Unics improved in the second half to get within 61-69 in the fourth quarter, but Printezis showed great leadership in crunch time and made the critical baskets Olympiacos needed to keep full control of the game. In the end, three-point shots (14) and offensive rebounds (12) made the difference for the Reds.Printezis and Papanikolaou got Olympiacos going with consecutive jump hooks. Vangelis Mantzaris and Green each struck from downtown right after that for a 4-10 lead. Kostas Kaimakoglou and Vadim Panin stepped up for Unics, but Milutinov followed a jumper with a put-back slam and three-pointers by Papanikolaou and Mantzaris made it a double-digit margin. Papanikolaou and Printezis each buried a shot from beyond the arc to make it a 20-point game, 13-33, after 10 minutes. Dimitris Agravanis also hit a triple to cap a 0-14 run early in the second quarter. Antipov joined the three-point shootout, but Green and Dominic Waters boosted Olympiacos’s lead to 16-41. Khem Birch shined over with a wild alley-oop slam, but Parakhouski and Langford brought Unics a bit closer, 26-45. Printezis rescued Olympiacos and got plenty of help from Green and Milutinov to establish a 36-56 margin at halftime. Langford followed a layup with a triple right after the break and a layup by Parakhouski gave Unics hope at 43-58. Green remained unstoppable, but Langford had 4 points in a 6-0 run that brought Unics closer, 49-63. Kaimakoglou hit free throws and Marko Banic nailed his trademark baseline jumper, but Green hit a couple of jumpers to give Olympiacos a 54-69 advantage after 30 minutes. Olympiacos kept struggling to score early in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Orlando Johnson scored down low, Parakhouski made free throws and a big triple by Langford prompted the visitors to call timeout at 61-69. Printezis and Milutinov stepped up in crunch time and free throws by Papanikolaou made it a 12-point game, 65-77, with four minutes left. Printezis struck twice from downtown and added a fast break slam that sealed the outcome, 68-87, in the next-to-last minute. Source: EuroleagueTweetPinShare0 Shares
Tesla Model 3: The one you’ve been waiting for 50 Photos 13 2019 Tesla Model S Long Range review: Familiar, yet oh so much better How much range is enough range in an electric car? It wasn’t that long ago that 200 miles was considered a luxury, but that bar was only ever going to get higher. Tesla just hiked it up another notch, upgrading the Model S sedan to a whopping 370 mile EPA-rated range on a single charge. The Long Range Model X SUV, meanwhile, now does 325, all thanks to a new drivetrain that ekes out more miles from the 100 kilowatt-hours of battery at its disposal.A new, permanent-magnet motor up front and induction motor on the rear, plus a number of other smaller changes hinted at in a new blog post, offer this enhanced utilization of the capacity slung in the low-mounted battery pack. Tesla claims a 93% efficiency in the cars, along with “significantly” more torque and power to increase performance. They still won’t trump the Ludicrous Model S, however, with a Long Range sedan doing the 0-to-60 run in 3.7 seconds vs. 2.4 for a Ludicrous Performance. Enlarge ImageTesla’s updated Model S and X ranges are getting a slew of meaningful upgrades. Tesla But that’s not all. The sedan and SUV both now offer a new adaptive suspension system, the details of which weren’t disclosed, except that Tesla is promising more intelligent behavior from the four corners of the car. This includes softening the ride while commuting on Autopilot and automatically lowering the car at speed to decrease drag and increase range. When you do run out of range, Models S and X are now capable of sucking down 200 kW of juice from Tesla’s new V2 Superchargers, meaning in optimal conditions they’ll charge twice as fast.And how much will the cure for your undiagnosed case of range anxiety cost? Tesla’s new, 370-mile Long Range Model S starts at $88,000 before any federal and local incentives, while a 325-mile Long Range Model X will set you back at least $93,000. Meanwhile, the company has introduced an updated Standard Range Model S, with a (still quite healthy) 285 miles of EPA-rated range starting at $78,000. The 250-mile Standard Range Model X is $83,000. Tesla Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim More From Roadshow Comments Share your voice Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode Tags Electric Cars Car Industry Tesla
Mahbubul Alam HanifAwami League acting general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif on Wednesday said BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul’s decision not to take oath as a Member of Parliament (MP) is a ‘bad political strategy’.Hanif said this at a discussion on May Day organised by the Sramik League at Bangabandhu Avenue in the morning.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday said he is not going to take oath as a Member of Parliament (MP) as part of their party’s strategy.”Some TV channels and newspapers are running news that I’ve sought time (from the Speaker) for taking the oath which is a blatant lie. I’ve neither sent any letter nor sought any time,” Fakhrul said.Hanif said, “The oath taking of BNP’s four other leaders proved division in the party.”Talking about workers’ right, the Awami League leader said the government is working for the development of labourers including fixing the minimum wages for the workers.On Monday in a programme, Fakhrul said BNP’s MPs-elect have taken oath at party acting chairman Tarique Rahman’s instruction as part of their movement for having Khaleda Zia freed from jail and restore democracy.Earlier, BNP’s four MPs-elect – lawyer Abdus Sattar (Brahmanbaria-2), Harun-ur Rashid Harun (Chapainawabganj-3), Aminul Islam (Chapainawabganj-2) and Mosharraf Hossain (Bogura-4) — took oath as members of the 11th Parliament, following the footstep of Zahidur Rahman Zahid (Thakurgaon-3).
CREDIT: Courtesy of Positron The film was written by Andrew Disney and Bradley Jackson and directed by Andrew Disney. It’s being jointly produced by Positron and Ralph Smyth Entertainment. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic is making his virtual reality (VR) debut in a new comedic short film called “Shady Friend” that is being produced exclusively for the Positron Voyager VR motion chair and that sounds even trippier than most of Yankovic’s vast catalog of oddball hits.Case in point: The resulting short film will include not only motion, but also scents and haptic elements — which should make for an interesting experience, given the topic. “Shady Friend” is all about a heartbroken hero who accidentally takes some psychedelic drugs his less-than reputable buddy has brought over to his apartment.Principal photography for “Shady Friend,” which also stars former SNL writer Nick Kocher, Nick Rutherford (“Brigsby Bear”) and Minka Kelly (“The Roommate,” “Friday Night Lights”) has concluded, but there’s no word on a release date yet. The Voyager Motion Chair in action.This is the first time a VR film has been produced exclusively for Voyager motion chairs, which are so far only available in select theaters and VR centers. Positron raised a seed round of funding at Sundance 2018, and is currently in the process of raising a Series A that the company wants to use to both expand its footprint as well as produce additional original content for its motion chair.“What I love most about the Voyager platform is that it allows filmmakers to curate VR experiences in a cinematic way,” said the film’s director Andrew Disney. “Positron has created quite an amazing tool for immersive storytelling.”
Travelweek Group NEW YORK — Suffering from migraines? Your stomach all tied up in knots? It could be due to Trump-related stress, says a popular hotel booking app.In a promotional move similar to AeroMexico’s ‘DNA Discount’ campaign, TRVL.com has announced that it will be giving away Trump stress balls to every user who books a hotel in Mexico.Why? To take a stand against President Trump’s “damaging rhetoric” when speaking of other people and countries, particularly Mexicans, who he has referred to as “bad hombres”.“We’re running a travel company because we believe that travel makes you more open-minded and understanding, and that travel makes the world a better place,” said TRVL.com founder Jochem Wijnands. “Mr. Trump is doing the exact opposite, he’s polarizing the world. We are speaking out for our values and beliefs.”The idea behind the stress balls is to reward travellers who visit Mexico, in spite of the derogatory language Trump consistently uses. The campaign is also meant to sympathize with the Mexican people and the tourism industry, which the company says are “defenseless” against Trump’s negative statements.More news: Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyHow it works is simple: when a customer books a hotel in Mexico with TRVL and have completed their stay, the company will send a squishy Trump stress ball to their home address.The company encourages customers to book quickly as there are only 1,000 pre-ordered balls. But don’t stress out about it or anything.TRVL is no stranger to controversy and has had its own share. The site has been looking to establish itself here in Ontario but TICO has been working to keep it out. As reported on Travelweek.ca in October 2017, TRVL.com allows consumers to sign up to become so-called ‘TRVL agents’ and earn up to 10% commission on hotels booked by themselves, friends and family. Share Travel site is giving away Trump stress balls to anyone who books a Mexico hotel << Previous PostNext Post >> Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Tags: Promotions, TRVL Posted by