Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin For years, the Dallas Mavericks have tried building a sustainable system of shot-makers and defenders around Luka Dončić, with varying results. Last season's visit to the Western Conference Finals represented the furthest the franchise had gone in the Dončić era. Despite the success of last year, however, the Mavericks now seem stuck in the mud. While Dončić is enjoying a career-year, posting 33.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 8.4 assists, the Mavericks are 9-10 and sit in 11th place in the Western Conference, outside even the play-in picture. Some might point to the loss of Jalen Brunson this summer, which assuredly was a huge extraction of talent, but it's fair to wonder if Brunson's success with the Knicks would have been a reality in Dallas, where he would not have had the chance to handle the ball to the extent that he does now. Others might point to the fact that Reggie Bullock has turned into literally one of the … [Read more...] about Luka Dončić Needs Better Teammates
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin It’s that time of year again where Apple reveals its pick of the best apps carried on its app store over the past 12 months. Selected by Apple’s “Global App Store editorial team”, the 16 winning apps were selected for “delivering exceptional experiences and making a profound cultural impact”. Apple further explains this rather grandiose-sounding judging criteria as looking for apps that “inspire users to engage with more deeply with the world, expand their imaginations, and stay connected to friends and loved ones”, with this year’s winners representing “a diverse community of developers from around the world”. Worthy though all this background sounds, you’re probably just here for the results. So without further ado, here they are: iPhone App of the Year: BeReal Social media app (inevitably) BeReal is designed to give users an authentic look into the lives of their family and friends. Its unique trick is that … [Read more...] about Apple Announces Best Apps Of 2022 Awards
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The list of corporations that terminated sponsorship relationships with players who left the PGA Tour for the Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit is a long one that includes Mastercard MA , Rocket Mortgage, Workday WDAY and KPMG. But ambassador defections stung the Royal Bank of Canada particularly hard. Back in June, team members Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell, two of their most high-profile players, announced they were playing in the breakaway league’s first event. The news broke just a couple weeks ahead of the RBC Canadian Open—one of two PGA Tour events where RBC serves as the title sponsor. Harold Varner III, who had been their community junior golf program brand ambassador, followed suit a couple months later. “We were certainly disappointed when we lost DJ, G-Mac and HVIII. They’ve all been just terrific ambassadors for RBC. But we also understand that they needed to make a decision for their own purposes … [Read more...] about In Wake Of LIV Departures, RBC Reloads With Trio Of The PGA Tour’s Brightest Lights
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Today we describe the metaverse as a fully immersive internet, where we will be able to access augmented and virtual reality and interact with all sorts of environments using persistent avatars and innovative digital technology. The thing is: The metaverse is not new! Let’s take a look at some of the key historical milestones that have led to where we are today as we develop cutting-edge Web 3.0 technology. It all started back in 1838 when scientist Sir Charles Wheatstone outlined the concept of "binocular vision," where you combine two images — one for each eye — to make a single 3D image. This concept led to the development of stereoscopes, a technology where you use the illusion of depth to create an image. This is the same concept used today in modern VR headsets. Now we jump to 1935 when American science fiction writer Stanley Weinbaum published the book Pygmalion’s Spectacles, in which the main … [Read more...] about A Short History Of The Metaverse
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers face off for the first time this season tonight, but their upcoming on-court battle isn’t the only reason the two teams have been intertwined this season. Rather, trade rumors involving Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook have been the headline involving the two squads. Multiple publications have reported that the two franchises have discussed a deal, and the Pacers are uniquely situated to make a Westbrook trade since they are below the salary floor . During the season, the chatter has not gone away. Indiana center Myles Turner was asked about a potential deal on The Woj Pod in late October, and ESPN ’s Dave McMenamin wrote a story on it earlier today. It will be a constant story until the trade deadline passes or a deal is completed. “Me and the organization are in a great place, and that’s all that matters to me,” Turner said of the Pacers roughly a week … [Read more...] about How The Indiana Pacers And Los Angeles Lakers Starts Impact Russell Westbrook Trade Rumors
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Founder of Tines , the platform that allows anyone to automate repetitive security workflows without writing a single line of code. Do you have a strategy that can guide the future of your security team? A strategy is not just having a plan for achieving your goals. It also details how you can gain a competitive edge in your market, make your team run more efficiently and be more impactful with your efforts. In my 15 years of overseeing security teams at eBay, PayPal and DocuSign, I valued the importance of creating a clear security strategy. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have had alignment on our priorities or a roadmap for the future. Considering the current trends in security and what I’ve learned from the SecOps teams we work with at Tines, here are five strategies security teams should consider implementing today to help navigate along the road to success tomorrow. 1. Reconsider the role of the SOC. It’s … [Read more...] about Security Leaders: Have You Adopted These 5 Strategies To Evolve Your Team?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Imagine if you won a sweepstakes to go onstage while your favorite band is playing. That’s Cleo Wade ’s comparison for being invited to collaborate on a limited-edition holiday collection with Burt’s Bees . The author, artist and activist is a rock star herself these days, racking up legions of fans with her wise words, from her first book that hit shelves in 2018, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life, and first children’s book that came out last year, What the Road Said . But despite that fame and following, she is a dedicated fan of Burt’s Bees and Target, where the sets will be sold. “I'm at a place in my life where two kids later and more books on the way, I really can only do things if I am obsessed,” Wade says. “It was especially cool since this is the first of its kind collaboration, with the combination of Burt's Bees and Target. Who's not a fan of Target?” Burt’s Bees x Cleo Wade was a natural fit, … [Read more...] about Cleo Wade Collaborated On The Ultimate Self-Care Beauty Holiday Gift Sets
Whether it’s the war in Ukraine, natural disasters or a narrow shot at the American dream, this year’s honorees found ways to flip adversity into opportunities to change the business world. By Kenrick Cai I n a nutshell—or perhaps more aptly, a coconut shell— Kesava Kirupa Dinakaran , 22, was born with minimal opportunity to alter his life path. Generations of his family had subsisted in rural India by toiling away on a coconut farm. After grade school, he was expected to do the same. But by chance one day in middle school, Dinakaran saw a friend toying with a Rubik’s cube and asked how to solve it. He was soon dominating cube-solving competitions and by age 16 had broken two Guinness World Records, earning him a scholarship to a prestigious high school. On a school trip to the U.S., he decided he’d relocate permanently, despite having no college education, no job and no visa. Dinakaran lands on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Enterprise Tech for 2023 … [Read more...] about Disruption Through Conflict, Catastrophe And Chance: Meet The 30 Under 30 In Enterprise Tech
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin And just like that, the end arrived, and it was swift. After 12 years serving as Juventus’ president and residing over a period of unparalleled success in the Italian game, Andrea Agnelli stepped down on a quiet November evening, with the world’s gaze on the 2022 World Cup. And it wasn’t just Agnelli who resigned, the entire Juventus board resigned en masse, with the exception of current CEO Maurizio Arrivabene, who is only staying on until January when a new board is appointed. In total, 10 board members have walked, including legendary former player Pavel Nedved, in what is the first major shake up within the club since the Calciopoli summer of 2006. Juventus have been under investigation for well over a year by the Italian body responsible for overseeing activities in the stock exchange, Consob, for alleged false accounting and providing false information to the market over the last several seasons. Now, … [Read more...] about Andrea Agnelli’s Juventus Era Is The Classic Rise And Fall Story, So What’s His Legacy?
These sports standouts are expanding access to their industry and finding success in emerging spaces. By Brett Knight and Justin Birnbaum A n on-camera host and analyst for Sports Illustrated , Ashley Nicole Moss says with pride that she is the first Black woman to hold her position in company history. “But the bigger honor,” she adds, “is knowing I won’t be the last.” Olympic-gold-medal-winning volleyball player Haleigh Washington also hopes to see the sports world become more inclusive, and is doing her part to make that dream a reality, serving on the advisory board for the grassroots-focused League One Volleyball. “There is always an opportunity for more,” she says. “Not only do I want to be more, but I want to make more available. My guy Walt Whitman said it best: ‘Oh me! Oh life! … That you are here—that life exists and identity, that the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.’” The two are among the honorees on Forbes’ 2023 30 … [Read more...] about 30 Under 30 2023: Meet The Athletes, Founders And Executives Blazing New Trails In The Sports World