NBA Finals: Warriors dismiss unwritten rule about not shooting late in game during blowout

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — The incident irritated Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson so much. It did not involve someone committing a dirty foul. Nor did it involve some trash talking. With the shot clock winding down, Warriors guard Shaun Livingston took an open mid-range jumper with five seconds left in overtime.So with the Warriors nursing a 10-point lead and on their way to a Game 1 NBA Finals win, Thompson expressed his …last_img read more

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Will the Warriors’ youth movement eventually pay off?

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND – As the Warriors have navigated through a grind otherwise known as the regular season, they drove through various speed bumps.They have handled complacency. They have faced every opposing team’s best effort and scouting report. They absorbed two overlapping injuries to their All-Stars in Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. They even had some in-fighting …last_img read more

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3 Tech Solutions That Will Help You Survive Baby Boomer Brain Drain

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them Tags:#brain drain#hiring#knowledge gap#new hire#retirement#staffing challenges#tech#training Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. About 4 million Baby Boomers leave the workforce each year. This is a major concern for business leaders, considering Boomers make up a quarter of the country’s workforce and many hold leadership positions. As some of their most valuable team members transition into retirement, employers are beginning to feel the strain and need to develop a contingency plan.Not that this comes as a surprise — demographers have long predicted that our current decade would see the number of work-bound Baby Boomers begin to rapidly decline. What business leaders might not have counted on, though, is finding a shortage of new professionals in their industry’s talent pool.In particular, industries that have seen a rise and fall of success over the past few decades are losing out on a new generation of applicants, thanks to their unfortunate reputation for unsteady employment. This is especially true for large gas and oil companies, which have experienced long periods of feast or famine since the 1940s.Luckily, there are tools and techniques that can mitigate the loss of retiring workers. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and tailor-made tech solutions can help provide long-term solutions to Baby Boomer brain drain. By applying a liberal dose of technology to your business, you can ease the difficulties caused by this employee exodus.Use Tech to Do More With Fewer PeopleIt’s not enough to simply replace Baby Boomers with an equal number of brand-new employees. After all, a lot of employee experience, education, and well-honed workflows walk out the door with them. Yet every crisis contains both danger and opportunity. The Baby Boomer outflux offers the chance to use technology to reduce your reliance on human workers by streamlining processes and helping you continuously improve the form and function of your business.In the utilities industry, for instance, the retiring workforce represents a major problem — and a prime opportunity for improvement. “The shortage of qualified field technicians is causing a major backlog of work that needs to be accomplished,” notes EnSight+ CEO Lee Schwartz. “To counter the lack of human capital, companies can deploy software that will enable them to do more with less.” Schwartz describes how techs who could handle five jobs in a day were, after the implementation of a software solution, able to tackle up to eight in the same amount of time. Using tech to improve your remaining team members’ efficiency will aid in your efforts to combat the productivity loss caused by retiring Boomers.Use Tech to Store Baby Boomer KnowledgeTech-enhanced processes are a help, but they can only go so far. Without a sufficient brain dump, you may find yourself chasing information that’s long since walked out the door. And much of this knowledge isn’t missed until it’s gone for good. If you’ve been diligent, you may have your employees’ job duties recorded in comprehensive and well-documented operating procedures. But let’s be realistic: Most modern knowledge transfers amount to a few sparsely recorded steps and some stale email threads. Fortunately, there’s more to social networking in the workplace than workers wasting time on Facebook. Collaborative tools such as Bloomfire, Zendesk, and Confluence help employees share knowledge with each other (and the company) on platforms that store this knowledge for later use. For instance, Asian Paints, a leading paint company in India, had its sales staff use the company’s internal social network to share best practices and techniques. When a veteran salesperson leaves, his or her knowledge is stored in the platform so the team can retain that historical knowledge, applying past beneficial practices to today’s challenges. When choosing a knowledge management platform for your business, be sure to read the fine print and select a tool that will safely store your digital knowledge and files.Use Tech to Improve Training for New EmployeesOf course, you can’t solve your entire brain drain problem with tech efficiencies and stored knowledge. You’re going to need new employees, and you’ll have to get them up to speed quickly. Good thing, then, that virtual reality can give new hires a leg up. VR helps reduce the high costs of live training and results in a much higher retention rate than traditional training mediums. Walmart, for example, uses Strivr’s VR tools to train employees on everything from dealing with a Black Friday rush to using unfamiliar technologies, and it has seen climbing retention rates and test scores as a result.In Arizona, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department uses a multiple interaction learning option when training new deputies. Large flat-screen panels are placed around the trainees so they have a 300-degree view of each simulated scene. After the simulation, deputies and their supervisors talk through the exercise. This mimics the continued learning that happens on the job as newer deputies work with more seasoned officers day in and day out. By handling a variety of experiences through simulations, the new deputies don’t have to wait for specific situations to naturally arise on the job to learn from experienced staff. While your new hires are unlikely to face such life-and-death situations, you, too, can use VR training to speed up the transfer of knowledge between your veterans and newbies.As Baby Boomers exit the workforce, the gap in experience between exiting and entering employees can put companies at risk, and often, the knowledge loss isn’t apparent until it’s too late. But tech solutions can lay the groundwork for better data management, faster training, and more skilled employees — all of which can help you bridge the gap between Baby Boomers and entry-level employees. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts last_img read more

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LA Declares Nov 10 Morrissey Day Ahead Of Hollywood Bowl Shows

first_img https://twitter.com/slicingeyeballs/status/900134736776937472 Email News Facebook This past September, a bar in L.A.’s predominantly Latino Boyle Heights community also hosted an all-Morrissey karaoke night commemorating the release of the singer’s new album, Low In High School.Given all this hubbub over Morrissey’s Hollywood Bowl appearances, fans will surely be keeping their fingers crossed that the heating system at the venue is in better shape than the one in Paso Robles, Calif., where Morrissey just last weekend cancelled his appearance moments before he was scheduled to take the stage, citing “cold weather” (yes, in California).Here’s hoping this weekend’s projected weather forecast (high 60s) is warm enough.Songwriting Prompts: Help Yourself Write Better And FasterRead more Twitter center_img Hollywood Bowl exit on Los Angeles’ 101 freeway hit with guerrilla Morrissey promotion https://t.co/3aL2ivmDc2 (h/t @derekpaulscott) pic.twitter.com/Zcr1dzWe2N— Slicing Up Eyeballs (@slicingeyeballs) August 22, 2017 City to honor “the man who put the ‘M’ in Moz Angeles”Brian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 9, 2017 – 12:46 pm Apparently, some of the folks involved in Los Angeles municipal government are big-time Morrissey fans.The brooding, at times cantankerous, alt-pop singer/songwriter has a pair of highly anticipated sold-out shows scheduled for Nov. 10–11 with special guest Billy Idol at L.A.’s historic Hollywood Bowl.In honor of the former Smiths frontman’s upcoming shows, L.A.’s City Council has declared Nov. 10 “Morrissey Day” in the City of Angels.City councilwoman Monica Rodriguez commented, “Morrissey Day honors the man who put the ‘M’ in Moz Angeles [sic], an icon whose music continues to touch and uplift countless people across the globe.”L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Rodriguez in praising the announcement, saying, “Morrissey Day celebrates an artist whose music has captivated and inspired generations of people who may not always fit in — because they were born to stand out.”The mayor and city council aren’t the only one getting wrapped up in Moz mania — the day after Morrissey’s Hollywood Bowl dates were announced this past summer someone snuck out onto an overpass above U.S. Highway 101 and slapped a giant Morrisey sign reading above the exit ramp for the Bowl. Moz Mania Grips Los Angeles This Weekend la-declares-nov-10-morrissey-day-ahead-hollywood-bowl-shows L.A. Declares Nov. 10 “Morrissey Day” Ahead Of Hollywood Bowl Shows last_img read more

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Kenny Chesney and Mindy Smiths Search For A Better Boat

first_imgNews Email Kenny Chesney and Mindy Smith’s Search For A “Better Boat” Facebook Twitter https://twitter.com/kennychesney/status/1017878578854289408 Kenny Chesney: Learning To Build A “Better Boat” kenny-chesney-and-mindy-smiths-search-better-boat The country duo deliver a heart-wrenching song ahead of Chesney’s upcoming album Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 13, 2018 – 5:49 pm GRAMMY nominee Kenny Chesney’s forthcoming album Songs For The Saints ends with the song “Better Boat,” featuring Mindy Smith,  a highly regarded singer/songwriter.An exceptionally pure anthem to ongoing struggles in recovery, it testifies to dealing with “waves I can’t control” by “learning how to build a better boat.” The lyric suggests anguish and the inner pain is delivered with stark, haunting beauty. For Smith’s part, an artist with enough nerve to tackle “Jolene” on 2003’s tribute album to Dolly Parton, Just Because I’m A Woman, her performance on “Better Boat” showcases her silky harmony vocals. Songs For The Saints’ July 27 release date was announced on May 1 and in June, Chesney pledged all proceeds from it to help the Virgin Islands with recovery from September 2017’s Hurricane Irma.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

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Watch out for the Bikers

first_imgToday, Delhi’s men are doing something that nobody thought of, they are asking women to take charge of their lives. How?Realising that their women are yet not safe in the Capital, a Delhi based biker group Bikers for Good are organising a ride cum rally from South Extension till Kingdom of Dreams on Sunday morning. The ride is called I’m Power- Delhi Bikers Empower Women.This ride also marks the second anniversary of the group. The ride has been planned by the founder of the group Mohit Ahuja. ‘It is practically impossible to be with our women all the time, to protect them. The government doesn’t seem to show interest towards taking serious action. Looking at the recent cases I feel all that has happened in the name of women empowerment till date has gone waste as it is mere education given to the men,’ he said. The ride has been gaining a considerable amount of support from the people looking forward to attend it and most of these are men. All the bikers are invited with their female friends. However, going against stereotypes of Men being ‘Bikers’, the ride consist of both men and women riding together for the common cause. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With this ride, Bikers for Good is raising many issues like female sexual abuse, their safety and also they are asking the government for more practical solutions regarding women safety. Talking about the same Ahuja says, ‘There is only one solution to this problem, arm the women! If every woman has the power to protect themselves, then we don’t need women empowerment. If the government can distribute free condoms, medicines and vaccines in government hospitals and dispensaries, then why not pepper sprays?’Never before have Delhi’s men given the baton in the hands of the women and asked them to be their own saviours. Bikers for Good looks at distributing free pepper sprays to these women, highlighting the fact that they can take responsibility for themselves rather than depending on anybody else.last_img read more

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Pakistans NADRA sacks 40 officials on graft charges

first_imgAt least 40 senior officials of Pakistan’s premier agency responsible for managing database of citizens have been sacked on graft charges.National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has sacked a Director General, GM projects, DGM operations, Intelligence Officer and various managers yesterday after an internal probe showed some of the top ranking officers guilty of corruption and other crimes.The sacked employees were working in different NADRA offices in Karachi and were allegedly involved in issuance of fake Computerized National Identity Cards besides various other crimes, Geo Tv reported.Also, four Director Generals were demoted to lower positions for misusing their authority.NADRA is responsible for automated record of Pakistani nationals and issuing national identity cards, passports and other documents.last_img read more

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