Mother of G League player who died sues NBA, Pistons

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ 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 “The NBA family continues to mourn the tragic passing of Zeke Upshaw,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said. “We received a copy of the complaint and are reviewing it.”Upshaw started his college basketball career at Illinois State. He graduated with a degree in apparel, merchandising and design. The Chicago native then transferred to Hofstra, where he played in 2013-14. Upshaw was undrafted and played internationally in Slovenia and Luxembourg. He spent most of the last two seasons with the Drive.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIEScenter_img Newcastle signs goalkeeper Dubravka on permanent deal Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jewel Upshaw, the mother of G League basketball player Zeke Upshaw, who died in March after collapsing on a court during a game, becomes emotional as attorney Ben Crump speaks at a news conference in front of U.S. District Court in New York, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Jewel Upshaw filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the NBA and the Detroit Pistons of negligence. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)DETROIT — The mother of a G League player who died in March after collapsing on the court during a game has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the NBA and the Detroit Pistons of negligence.Zeke Upshaw played for the Grand Rapids Drive, a G League affiliate of the Pistons. He collapsed during a game at Grand Rapids on March 24 and died two days later .ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The NBA and Pistons are named as defendants, along with SSJ Group and The DeltaPlex Arena. Jewel Upshaw, the player’s mother, is the plaintiff, both individually and on behalf of Zeke Upshaw’s estate.The lawsuit alleges medical personnel at the game failed to attempt lifesaving measures in a timely fashion.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 crown“Remarkably, for much longer than four full minutes, no cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was initiated, no chest compressions were started, no oxygen mask was placed on his nose and mouth, no airway was cleared and secured, and no defibrillator sensors and electric delivery patches were attached and secured to Zeke’s chest,” the suit says.The suit also says the defendants failed to provide the G League team “the resources, policies, and procedures reasonably necessary” to prevent or handle Upshaw’s collapse. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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WOW! YOUR INCREDIBLE DONEGAL PIX – NOW SEND US SOME MORE!

first_imgInishowen Sky – By Corey WileyYOU’VE taken some more incredible pictures for Donegal Daily.And here’s the latest selection – starting with an incredible sky over Inishowen by Corey Wiley.You can send your pictures to info@donegaldaily.com. Sunset in Brinaleck, Gaoth Dobhair by Tony DuffyHere’s looking at you – By Tony DuffySnow Bunting on Ice – by Christine Cassidy Puppy Bruno’s first snow – By Lisa Gallagher Fanad – by Marcella CrossanThis picture and the following two stunning pictures below of The Pier in Donegal Town were taken by Gerry McCaffrey Simply stunning – another shot of The Pier at Donegal Town by Gerry McCaffrey  Gerry captures the moment again WOW! YOUR INCREDIBLE DONEGAL PIX – NOW SEND US SOME MORE! was last modified: January 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:WOW! YOUR INCREDIBLE DONEGAL PIX – NOW SEND US SOME MORE!last_img read more

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Racing stars earn stripes on screen

first_imgPixar turned to a couple of old pros — Richard Petty and Paul Newman — to add some horsepower to “Cars.” Petty voices the film’s champion car — called, like the legendary driver, The King, which resembles the blue Number 43 Superbird Petty drove. Coming from the circuslike atmosphere of NASCAR, Petty notes the similarities and differences between the two pop-culture empires of movies and stock cars. “It’s just different worlds,” the retired racer drawls. “I guess we’re all after the same thing, which is entertainment dollars. Maybe Hollywood considers their game a sport, too, but definitely, we try to be a sport, even though we’re in show business, y’know?” Unimpressed by the veracity of every race car movie he’s ever seen, Petty admitted that it’s kind of funny this cartoon came closer than most to approximating what it’s like to speed around the track at hundreds of miles per hour. “Most of it’s Hollywood; it’s more like ‘Days of Thunder,’ y’know what I mean?” he cautions. “Some of the race perspective shots were pretty actual, though. When the cars were running side by side, and some of the crash scenes that they had, it was pretty dadgum actual.” Another expert witness is acting legend and champion race car driver Newman. He plays Doc Hudson, that old ’51 Hornet, Radiator Springs’ crusty old judge and the town’s de facto leader. ‘I’ve seen the Pixar films, and this one especially had an extraordinary challenge because it involved so many crowd scenes and was particularly well-realized,” the 81-year-old superstar says. “If you look at the depth of focus in some of these animated shots, it’s quite extraordinary. How would you like to be responsible for the grandstand with thousands of cars sitting in it, and somehow make each one of them different? They’ve done a great job, technically. “They have an extraordinary sense of detail, both in the creative and the technical end,” Newman says of how Team Pixar does it. “And they don’t get rushed, which I think is critical. They have the luxury of control and they have the luxury of time, and that gives them a terrific advantage. That, and the gifts they have.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LADIES TRAINING STARTS THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT

first_imgClub Notes 7-3-2016Ladies Training: ladies training starts this Wednesday  the  9th of March in Tír chonaill park at 7pm for u16 minor and senior ladies . Ladies Registration: Ladies registration will take place on Thursday 10th march in Tír Chonnail Park at 6:30pm.Condolences: The club would like to express sympathy with Kevin ‘Cookie’ Gallagher and the Gallagher family over the recent passing of his grandmother.Club Adult membership: €30.00 + €20.00 development levy for adult members is now due for 2016 season. Payable to senior Register Shirley Doherty 0873140486 or Paul Timoney Treasurer 0872791305 . Note to all senior men registration must be paid before yous go to play as yous are not insured to play or train.Club Lotto: Renew Subscriptions, the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers of to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available. Club Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €4,900 in week 34 of the 2015/16 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on  Monday the 7th of March. The €25 winners in the lucky dip were Cathal Boyle, Ardnawark, Michael Feeney, Gortloskey, Gerry Timoney, Doonan, and Paul Duncan, Ballydevitt. The numbers drawn were 1, 8, 19 and 20, Congratulation to all winners. The next draw takes place on the 14th of March.Club Notes: Any club managers, mentors or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email fourmasterspro@gmail.com before Monday at lunchtime to ensure it is includedFollow us via facebook, twitter, club app and www.fourmastersgaa.comGAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LADIES TRAINING STARTS THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT was last modified: March 8th, 2016 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:four mastersGAASportlast_img read more

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Fresh injury blow as Tottenham midfielder is ruled out for six weeks

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars RANKED 1 Dembele has been hit by a string of minor injuries and is often limited to just 60 minutes when he starts but he will now be absent again, this time for a long spell.The ankle ligament issue should have cleared up in time for the busy festive period but his reintroduction could be slow given the fixture pile-up.Spurs do though, have better news about Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama who have both returned to training ahead of their game with Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.Dier (thigh) and Wanyama (knee) have both been absent since the end of October. huge blow Tottenham Hotspur have been handed yet another injury blow with the news Mousa Dembele is set to be out for six weeks.The Belgian star hurt his ankle in the opening stages of Spurs’ dramatic 3-2 win Wolverhampton Wanders and was forced off the field. BEST OF REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice shining center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Latest Football Stories REPLY Tottenham Hotspur star Mousa Dembele was injured against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Dembele has also been linked with a move to Juventus as they hunt for a new midfielder to bolster their Serie A title bid.last_img read more

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR FOR DONEGAL WOMAN AFTER HOT AIR BALLOON PROPOSAL

first_imgA Donegal woman was on cloud nine after her boyfriend proposed to her on a hot air balloon trip.Romantic Troy Devaney made the most of the good weather to whisk Eloise Gillespie up in the air of Trim in Co Meath.She thought it was simply a lovely birthday present as they took off. But Eloise, 38, didn’t realise that classical guitarist Troy was planning to ask her to marry him.When the couple were airborne Troy, 42, suddenly turned around to Eloise and proposed.A stunned Eloise said yes to her long-term partner.“I really had no clue. I initially thought he was going to bring me golfing,” she laughed.  LOVE IS IN THE AIR FOR DONEGAL WOMAN AFTER HOT AIR BALLOON PROPOSAL was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Eloise Gillespiehot air balloonmarriage proposalMeathlast_img read more

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A Cacophony of Creepy Caches – MEGA HERTZ (GC5ENHH) – Geocache of the Week

first_imgWhat geocachers are saying:“Fantastic caches and a great day out meeting LOADS of new friends,still aching but they are just reminders of a great day. TFTC.Brilliant just brilliant” – siluspoker“Oh my goodness, this one frightened the life out of us last year and it’s still the best cache ever!! We stood for ages just marvelling at it while others came up and signed the logs.” – Southalls“Excellent caches once again. Great to see the return of MEGA HERTZ and the addition of Megaphobia was a real treat.  You guys have outdone yourselves again. Roll on next year.” – Pipesy MEGA HERTZ is pretty creepy even when it’s still. Imagine when the tech kicks in. Photo by geocacher Pebbles&CoMaiden Northhampton can cause quite a fright! Photo by geocacher Pebbles&CoMEGAPHOBIA is basically a large-scale version of my nightmare. Photo by geocacher stooby Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1.5/2.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Every year a group of Halloween aficionados hold and exciting—and terrifying—event in the UK. Along with each event comes a plethora of geocaches that are designed to make geocachers scream—and hand out their Favorite Points. Not only are these geocaches frightening, they’re also extremely well-built and designed. Since tomorrow is Halloween, it seemed only fitting to award one of these the Geocache of the Week, but also feature a few of the others. Although the event is over and some of the more expensive parts of the geocaches have been put away, geocachers are still able to make the find and earn their smileys at these locations. Check out a few of the other geocaches:MEGAPHOBIA (GC5ENHV)Maiden Northampton (GC5ENK)Thriller! (GC5ENHQ) Photos: SharePrint RelatedExtraterrestrial Geocachers? — Head Alien Series (GC253ZN) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 6, 2013In “Community”Create a geocache with spare change. – Deja Vu? (GC5F41G) – Geocache of the WeekOctober 23, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”Geocache of the Week Video Edition — De drie hoofddeugden (GC3G6DH)June 11, 2014In “Community” How have you celebrated Halloween through geocaching? Tell us and post photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:More One brave geocacher finds MEGA HERTZ. Photo by Pebbles&CoGeocache Name:MEGA HERTZ (GC5ENHH)last_img read more

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5 Reasons Foursquare Is Losing The Social Local Mobile Revolution

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#Foursquare#iPhone brian s hall Related Posts Foursquare has been the darling of the burgeoning “SoLoMo“(social-local-mobile) revolution ever since the company burst onto the scene at South by Southwest (SXSW) in 2009. The company’s financial fortunes, however, have not been so sweet. According to BusinessWeek, Foursquare brought in a paltry $2 million in revenue for all of 2012. Perhaps that’s why after raking in $71 million in three major funding rounds, Foursquare’s lastest funding comes in the form of $41 million in debt.Still, that’s a lot of money, and with the new cash stash, the company is shifting its business focus away from check-ins toward selling its trove of user location and behavior data to businesses, ad exchanges and others. This may be the company’s last, best chance to succeed. What went wrong?Here are five primary reasons why Foursquare failed to capitalize on the disruptive market potential of social-local-mobile — despite its early mover advantage.1. Gamification Doesn’t ScaleFrom the beginning, Foursquare incorporated gamification elements deep within the user experience. Users could earn virtual points, garner “badges” and become, say, the “mayor” of the local donut shop. Gamification, according to Wikipedia, is the use of “game thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context in order to engage users and solve problems.” But Foursquare showed that gamification may not terribly relevant to smartphone users — nor much of a revenue generator. In its latest iteration, Foursquare has shifted the user focus away from the app’s traditional gamification elements to make local search and discovery more prominent.2. The Business Model Remains ElusiveWhat is Foursquare? Does the company itself know, even now? Foursquare currently bills itself as:a free app that helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. When you’re out and about, use Foursquare to share and save the places you visit. And, when you’re looking for inspiration for what to do next, we’ll give you personalized recommendations and deals based on where you, your friends, and people with your tastes have been. Whether you’re setting off on a trip around the world, coordinating a night out with friends, or trying to pick out the best dish at your local restaurant, Foursquare is the perfect companion.That’s a lot of different things. Which ones are going to pay the bills? Foursquare, an early mover in social-local-mobile, is still searching for proven business model. And numerous companies now focus on this space. Google, Facebook, Yelp, Path, Groupon, LivingSocial and a slew of others are all aggressively seeking to profit from the ongoing integration of offline and online retail, marketing and advertising, and the merging of social, local and mobile data.Google offers Reviews, Google+ recommendations and advertised links within Maps, along with search. Facebook’s local Check-In feature has no doubt already limited Foursquare’s potential.How is Foursquare going to compete? The company has long allowed select businesses to buy promoted listings and sponsor special offers inside the app. Now, the company is allowing any merchant to purchase an ad. If users check-in to a coffee shop, for example, they may receive an ad from a competing establishment. Foursquare’s unique user behavior and location data make this possible, but users may find these kinds of ads intrusive. And both consumers and marketers now have plenty of alternatives.3. Yelp Is BetterFoursquare’s new direction takes it into direct competition with Yelp — a battle Foursquare will have trouble winning. Yelp simply does a better job at gauging and responding to real-time, location-based user intent.Yelp users, for example, typically start searching for establishments when they are interested in a particular time and place. Yelp makes it easy for them to filter within specific categories and by personal preference. No matter the quality of its data, Foursquare’s “search and discovery” recommendations will always have trouble competing with user-driven intent. The two companies also expose a core divergence over value of data that offers personalized recommendations versus data that aggregates the wisdom of the crowd. Compared to Yelp, Foursquare does a far better job telling you that a friend has recommended a particular neighborhood bar, for example. It may be far more important to you, however, to know that a nearby bar has been recommended by more than 100 people, even if they’re mostly strangers. This is the Yelp model. While recommendation algorithms and anticipatory systems may someday prove more valuable, so far Yelp’s aggregate data model has proven far more popular. 4. Better Design Isn’t EnoughThe new Foursquare app incorporates crisp, visible fonts; real-time mapping; colorful icons; and user pictures. It makes adequate use of touchscreen swiping to move across the app’s core functions. It’s slick, but a bit confusing. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The app’s home page, for example, includes a bookmark tab, chat function, search bar, small map, information on the user’s last check-in, data on “places nearby” — without details — trending topics and a large floating button that pops up a short list of nearby businesses. It’s hard to see how the new design will drive engagement or draw in new users. The app’s design seems to mirror Foursquare’s mash-up of old and new business models — an apt metaphor for the company’s struggles.5. Selling Data Isn’t A Slam DunkIntegrating offline and online, merging social, mobile and local — in real-time — seems to be the sweet spot for the future of commerce. Foursquare lives in this space. It’s user base, billions of check-ins and location data, including across the thousands of apps it’s linked to, may in fact be the single best collection of social and local personal data currently available. The value of all that data, however, remains unproven. Plus, Foursquare can’t just only on the existing database, it has to continually inject new information from new users to remain relevant. Even then, while some ad agency executives recently quoted in AdAge called Foursquare’s “unique and proprietary data incredibly valuable,” others suggested that Foursquare’s data didn’t offer anything they could not already get elsewhere.  Positive Signs?Foursquare is forging ahead regardless. On the plus side, the company’s non-financial metrics are quite impressive:30 million users worldwide3.5 billion check-ins1 million businesses signed-up  API integration with 40,000 apps – including with Facebook, Instagram, Vine and TwitterWith its latest $41 million infusion, the company plans to increase its sales staff from 10 people to 40. The company claims that ad-related click-throughs on its app run 3% to 5%, far higher than the industry standard of 1% or less. These are all positive signs.Will it be enough? Despite its popularity, for the past four years, Foursquare has failed to fully capitalize on the social-local-mobile opportunity. The move from check-ins to data mining is a huge gamble. One that Foursquare has to win, as it won’t likely get another chance.Lead image from Foursquarelast_img read more

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Inflicted casualties along the International Border in Jammu, says BSF

first_imgThe Border Security Force (BSF) killed an intruder and “heavily damaged” Pakistan posts “inflicting casualties” along the International Border (IB) in Jammu on Thursday.Ram Awtaar, DIG, BSF, said around 5:45 a.m. the alert troops noticed suspicious movement of two to three persons near the Nikowal border outpost in the Arnia Sector in R.S. Pora.“The intruders were challenged and fired at, resulting in the death of an infiltrator. No weapon was seized from the intruder. It seems he was a guide of the infiltrating group,” he said. He was identified as Anwar Alam, resident of Sialkot in Pakistan.The BSF also claimed to have destroyed Pakistan bunkers near Samba, where a BSF jawan was killed on Wednesday. “Our response was solid. We inflicted heavy damages. Sixteen tunnels were hit. We are ready for any challenge in the area,” said the DIG.The BSF officials said “Two Pakistani mortar positions were also destroyed on Wednesday night.”The BSF launched ‘Operation Alert’ along the over 200-km long International Border (IB) in the State “to curb the increasing movement of infiltrating militants from across the border.”Pak. alleges ceasefire violationA spokesman of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) alleged that the “Indian Army committed unprovoked ceasefire violation along working boundary in Zafarwal Sector”. He alleged innocent civilians were targeted, in which “three were injured”. He also claimed to “neutralising one Indian post”.last_img read more

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