Older Woman Becomes Unlikely Basketball Opponent for Walmart Shopper Testing Out New Sneakers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhen this young man was trying on a new pair of basketball shoes at a Walmart in Dayton, Ohio, he managed to convince an older woman to help him put the sneakers to the test.After the guy had nailed some practice dribbles with the new kicks, he called out to the woman as she was walking past his aisle and asked if she could help him practice.Although the woman said she was on her way to a meeting and she “had no idea” how to play basketball, she did join in to “play some defense” before walking away with a smile.Since the man uploaded the adorable video to YouTube back in November, it has been viewed by thousands of people—and it’s not hard to see why.(WATCH the endearing video below)Be Sure And Pass This Sweet Story Over To Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

CBRE’s Chris Marchildon earns NAIOP Developing Leaders Award

first_imgCBRE announced Senior Associate Chris Marchildon has been honored with a prestigious NAIOP Developing Leaders Award for 2016. Now in its 11th year, the national award program honors up-and-coming commercial real estate professionals across the country, 35 years of age and under, for their valued contribution and commitment to the industry. “I am thrilled to congratulate Chris on his NAIOP Developing Leader of the Year award,” said Craig Henig, Senior Managing Director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader. “Chris is a valuable asset to both the CBRE Phoenix office and our industry overall. He is diligent in his application of CBRE’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence to everything he does, and takes to heart NAIOP’s mission of improving the communities in which we develop, build and broker. Chris is most deserving of this award and I am proud to call him a partner.”Mr. Marchildon partners with Executive Vice President Barry Gabel. The duo lead a Capital Markets team that advise clients on their real estate acquisition and disposition strategies. Their team has been nominated as Best of NAIOP Arizona’s Investment Team of the Year every year since 2010, winning the award in 2010. Individually, Mr. Marchildon has also been nominated as Best of NAIOP Arizona’s Rookie of the Year (2012), and was awarded NAIOP Arizona’s Developing Leader of the Year in 2014.    “Chris is a winner in all that he does,” said Mr. Gabel. “His care and concern for others, his follow-up skills and attention to detail, and his friendly and thoughtful disposition all make him one of the very best young brokers in not only Arizona, but throughout the entire Southwest. I am so proud of Chris for receiving this award and even more proud to have him as a partner.”    An active member of the NAIOP Arizona chapter, Mr. Marchildon is a highly visible member of the local Developing Leaders (DL) group. He has served as the DL Programs Committee Chair, Treasurer, Vice Chairman and is currently Chairman of the group. He has also served on NAIOP Arizona’s events host committee. “Chris has been involved with almost every aspect of our Developing Leaders program,” said Tim Lawless, President, NAIOP Arizona. “This segment composes about a third of our Arizona membership and Chris has been an integral part in building the program into one of the largest in the country for NAIOP and very deserving of this national recognition.”Mr. Marchildon is an Arizona native. He began his commercial real estate career with CBRE in 2008 after a brief stint as a minor league baseball pitcher. He is an alum and varsity athletics letter winner of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and a graduate of Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix.The 2016 Developing Leaders Award recipients will be honored at NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event will be held at the Scottsdale Princess Resort September 26, 27 and 28.last_img read more

Keysight VSA Software Now Supports Analysis of DOCSIS 3.1 Downstream Signals

first_imgKeysight Technologies has announced a new option for its industry-leading 89600 VSA software, that enables standard-compliant downstream modulation analysis of version 3.1 of the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS 3.1). Option BHM provides decoding of physical-layer link channel (PLC) information and measurements of modulation error ratio (MER) and bit error rate (BER). At present, the option supports a variety of Keysight measurement platforms, including two that offer a bandwidth greater than 192 MHz – N9040B UXA X-Series signal analyzer and U5303A PCIe 12-bit high-speed digitizer. The UXA, which is Keysight’s flagship signal analyzer, provides the highest MER performance at all DOCSIS frequency bands over a wide power range. The U5303A is a lower-cost alternative that provides excellent MER.With the DOCSIS 3.1 option, the 89600 VSA software provides post-processing analysis of PLC-coded, standards-compliant downstream signals. The software extracts the next codeword pointer (NCP) from acquired signals, creates the necessary OFDM map and demodulates DOCSIS 3.1 signals. It can then measure MER and BER and accumulate long-term results. The 89600 VSA software is a comprehensive set of tools for demodulation and vector signal analysis. These tools enable developers to explore virtually every facet of a signal and optimize their most advanced designs.Developers can also use a separate option, BHF, custom OFDM modulation analysis, to characterize MER in upstream or downstream signals. This flexible diagnostic tool allows measurement and analysis of non-standard DOCSIS 3.1 signals with the full complement of capabilities in the 89600 VSA software.You can read more about this on the Keysight Website.last_img read more

EU Referendum result costly for Sporting Index

first_img Related Articles Frankie Dettori rides with Sporting Index  May 29, 2020 Share Submit EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Andrew Lyman – Brexit is no ‘doom & gloom scenario’ for Gibraltar gambling February 24, 2020 Political spread betting company Sporting Index saw unprecedented action in the run-up to Britain’s EU referendum on Thursday of last week. It was a painful night for the firm as its clients consistently favoured Leave throughout the campaign, resulting in a six figure loss for the company.Sporting Index was the first bookmaker to offer a market on turnout and the eventual 72% figure contributed to the loss as spread bettors clearly believed voters would turn out in force.Ed Fulton, Political Spokesman for Sporting Index, said: “We were getting ready to pop the champagne corks at 10pm when a Remain win looked highly likely, but by midnight the bottles were shoved back in the fridge.“When we got to 4am it was head in hands time on the trading floor and the punters have beaten us fair and square here. On the bright side, the volume of bets for the referendum was fantastic and we look forward to round two against our customers in the US presidential election.”last_img read more

Tetteh unfazed by daunting Rwanda task

first_imgNew Rwanda coach Sellas Tetteh has described his move as a “big challenge” in life but claims he has the credentials to achieve his targets.Tetteh officially begins his two-year contract next month and his first test will come in the CHAN qualifiers against Eritrea.He has been tasked to qualify the East African country for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations to be co-hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.Tetteh told Joy FM: “I believe it’s one of the biggest challenges of my coaching life and I love to go in for challenges like this because I seriously believe that boldness and risk taking doesn’t deny a determined person. It is good for me to work very hard and try to do the best out of difficult situation.”Rwanda drew Ivory Coast, Benin and Burundi in Group 8 of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.The 2009 Fifa Under-20 World Cup winning coach believes the enormity of the task ahead will spur his side on in the qualifiers which begin later this year. “It’s too early to talk about qualification now but we are going to work assidiously as usual. At least 13th or 14th (next month) they have a game in Eritrea so that is where I’m going to start from and then we start moving and see how it goes,” he added.“Qualifying for CHAN is first before you think of the Nations Cup.”Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more

Olympic figure skater Alexandrovskaya dies aged 20

first_imgThere was no immediate comment from Russian law enforcement agencies but Alexandrovskaya’s coach Andrei Khekalo told AFP the young woman had fallen from a sixth-floor window in central Moscow.Russian media said she had left a note reading “Lyublyu (I love)”, suggesting it could have been a suicide.Khekalo said Alexandrovskaya missed a training session in January and was afterwards diagnosed with epilepsy and quit the sport.Even before she was diagnosed with epilepsy she suffered from depression, he added.“I tried to get her to stay in sport at my own peril,” Khekalo said.He said she was particularly good at pairs skating. “She was fearless. She was like a fish in the water,” he added.Overlooked by the Russian system, Alexandrovskaya switched countries and partnered up with Harley Windsor, who eventually became Australia’s first Aboriginal athlete to take part in the Winter Olympics.The pair were crowned world junior champions in 2017, claiming Australia’s first global figure skating title and getting the nod for the Olympics in Pyeongchang.Windsor said he was “devastated and sick to my core about the sad and sudden passing of Katia”.“The amount we had achieved during our partnership is something I can never forget and will always hold close to my heart,” he said in a statement on Instagram.Peter Lynch, president at Ice Skating Australia, called Alexandrovskaya “a brilliant athlete with incredible drive and determination”.She and Windsor “did what many thought impossible”, he said in a statement.“Together they created greatness that will rest in the Australian record books for many years.”last_img read more