Zaza Pachulia returns to Warriors organization

first_imgZaza Pachulia, a Warriors fan favorite and a contributor to a pair of Warriors championships, retired from the NBA and joined Golden State as a consultant, the team announced Thursday.The 35-year-old Pachulia, who was the starting center for the Warriors during their title years in 2017 and ’18, spent last season with the Pistons. After ending his 16-year playing career, he’ll contribute to Golden State in both the business and basketball operations, according to Marc Stein of the New York …last_img read more

Hilton to use SA as ‘Africa springboard’

first_img28 September 2012 Hilton Worldwide opened a regional office in Johannesburg last week as the hotel group moved to exploit growth opportunities and develop existing and potential properties across the African continent and the Indian Ocean islands. The office is expected to act as a springboard for Hilton to build on its Africa interests and spearhead activities in the region. “The newly opened office is a milestone in Hilton Worldwide’s 50-plus year history in Africa and a tangible symbol of the company’s future dedication and commitment to the region,” the company said in a statement. The South Africa office is headed by Hilton Worldwide’s vice president for Africa and Indian Ocean, Jan van der Putten. “Hilton Worldwide has 33 hotels across Africa and Indian Ocean and a further 19 in the property pipeline, placing us in a strong position for future regional growth,” said global president and chief executive officer of Hilton Worldwide, Chris Nassetta. The opening of the office follows the addition of the luxury Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa to the Conrad Hotels & Resorts of the Hilton chain in June this year, as well as the launch of a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Cape Town in September. The rebranding of Pezula is expected to be complete by November 2012, and the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel will be rebranded from the Upper Eastside Hotel and is expected to open by the end of this year. DoubleTree is Hilton Worldwide’s fifth property in South Africa and its second in Cape Town. “In 2012 Africa’s projected growth rate is 6%, which gives us confidence to invest even further,” said Hilton Worldwide’s area president for the Middle East & Africa, Rudi Jagersbacher. “Our long-term goal is to have a Hilton hotel in every key city across the continent, and as we watch Africa turn into a global market player, we want to be present alongside its successes,” Jagersbacher said. “The next few years promise to bring a wide range of opportunities, including the opening of hotels in new markets such as Sierra Leone, Chad and Uganda.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — June 15, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry today through the entire weekend for an overwhelming majority of the state. That being said, it would be smart to keep an eye out for a few scattered shower in far NE Ohio Saturday afternoon. There may be just enough instability to fire something off, but nothing that breaks the dry pattern for anyone else. The dryness continues Monday too with good sunshine to start, but increasing clouds through the day, ahead of our next boundary, which is set to arrive on Tuesday. Temperatures climb a few degrees each day today through Monday, and we expect most of Ohio to be in the upper 80s to mid-90s for Sunday (as seen on the map below) and perhaps Monday. The limiting factor for Monday temps will be clouds, as any significant increase in clouds through Monday afternoon would take just enough off our top end to keep a duplicate of Sunday out of reach. Still, a dry, warm finish to the weekend will also start next week.Our next good precipitation threat enters the state Tuesday morning, with scattered showers moving into NW Ohio and north central Ohio. In fact, moisture for Tuesday morning will be mostly north of US 30, and then the system sags southward through the balance of the day and Wednesday. A big part of Ohio will actually turn out dry Wednesday, and the most frequent and intense showers sit over the southern third of the state, but we won’t get too cute yet and cut rains off in the north in our forecast. Instead, we will just tell you to expect a later start and later finish to the rains form this event in southern Ohio. Rain totals for the 2-day event will be from .1” to 1”. Coverage will be 80% of the state.We return to a dry forecast pattern for Thursday through Saturday. Temps will be near normal.Scattered showers are back for next Sunday, coming in and hitting NW Ohio first, before sweeping south and east from there. Rain totals are not spectacular, at a quarter inch or less.For the extended period, a front for the 26th brings .25”-.75” rain potential with 80% coverage. Then we end up with lingering moisture producing a few scattered showers for the 27th and 28th. Coverage will be 30% or less, and we expect no more than .1”-.5”. A much stronger front arrives for the 29th, but moves through quickly, bringing .25”-1” and 100% coverage. Then we turn warm and dry for the 30th on through July 2nd.last_img read more

A 12 Step Program for Saying No

first_imgAdmit to yourself that the fact that you can create value for other people doesn’t mean that you must always say “yes” to other people’s requests.Recognize and admit to yourself (and others) that you are already overcommitted and your life is already unmanageable.Understand that you don’t always need to please others and that taking on other people’s projects and tasks will not bring you happiness or fulfillment.Don’t believe that you are being selfish by saying “no.”Believe that your life and your priorities are more important than what others would ask of you and that your life is the only one you have.Take an inventory of what makes you happy and what will make you the best version of you that the world has ever known.Believe that by putting your priorities first that you grow in your capacity to serve others and become more valuable when you do say “yes.”Accept that your time and energy is finite and that you cannot possibly do all that you want–for yourself or for others.Learn to politely say “no” by thanking others for the opportunity to help them, and then explain that you can’t commit because you don’t want to disappoint them.Trust that those who ask you to take on projects and tasks will find someone to help them, and believe that that someone will have the every bit of your potential to create value for them (and maybe more).Remember that by saying “no” to other people’s priorities, you are helping them by not missing your commitments or doing work that is less than it might be.Continually remind yourself of things to which you need to say “yes,” and that those are your life’s priorities.last_img read more

Realme X and Realme 3i on sale today on Flipkart, Realme Online Store at 12pm: Price, specs and offers

first_imgRealme X and Realme 3i will be on sale yet again at 12pm today on Flipkart and Realme.com. The two phones fall in two very distinctive price segments in India. The Realme X is a premium mid-range smartphone that touts features like a pop-up selfie camera, notchless AMOLED display, 48MP dual cameras and a Snapdragon 710 chipset. The Realme 3i is a budget phone that offers an attractive diamond-cut design along with a Dewdrop display and Helio P60 chipset.You will be able to purchase the Realme X and Realme 3i starting 12pm today i.e August 2 on Flipkart and Reamle’s Online Store. Realme X’s price in India starts at Rs 16,999 for the base model that offers 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The 8GB + 128GB variant costs Rs 19,999.On Flipkart, Realme X will be available with No Cost EMI options, Rs 6,550 buyback guarantee on exchanging the phone within 12 months, Flipkart Complete Mobile Protection for Rs 399 and bank offers like 10 per cent off with Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card, 5 per cent cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank Credit Card and 5 per cent cashback on HDFC Bank Debit Card. On Realme.com, the phone will be available with Jio benefits worth Rs 7,000, Mobikwik and Paytm First offers as well.Realme 3i, on the other hand, is a low cost phone with a starting price of Rs 7,999 for the 3GB + 32GB variant going up to Rs 9,999 for the 4GB + 64GB storage option. The smartphone will be available in Diamond Red, Diamond Blue and Diamond Black colours. It will also be available similar bank offers on Flipkart as the Realme X. On Realme’s online store, the customer can avail Jio benefits worth Rs 5,500 and an offer on Mobikwik.advertisementRealme X specificationsRealme X sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED notchless display. The phone features a pop-up camera system that houses the selfie camera. It gets a 3D curved glasstic panel on the back that comes in Polar White and gradient Space Blue colours. The Realme X also offers an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is powered by 2.2Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It comes with dual SIM support but lacks a microSD card slot. The smartphone houses a 3,765mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging. It ships with ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie.The Realme X also features a 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 f/1.7 main camera on the back that is paired with a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The selfie camera offers a 16-megapixel sensor. The main camera also supports Nightscape and Chroma Boost modes. In our review of the Realme X, we found the phone to offer a rich set of features that make it one of the best options under Rs 20,000.Realme 3i specificationsRealme 3i sports a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520×720) Dewdrop display and a diamond-cut design. It comes in some attractive colours with the Diamond Red offering a gradient finish. The smartphone is powered by a Helio P60 chipset paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone supports dual SIM cards and a dedicated slot for microSD card. The smartphone offers a 13MP + 2MP dual camera setup on the back and a 13MP front-facing camera. The main camera supports PDAF, Nightscape, Chroma Boost and Portrait mode. The Realme 3i packs a 4,230mAh battery and ships with Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.ALSO READ | Realme X review: Offers everything you need under Rs 20,000ALSO READ | Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 quick review: A new pop-up camera phone for the masseslast_img read more