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  • Cavaliers name Koby Altman full-time general manager

    first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Russia enters 19 for athletics worlds despite doping ban Altman and Gilbert are scheduled to meet reporters on Wednesday in what promises to be an enlightening news conference.These are strange days for the Cavs. All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving recently asked to be traded and LeBron James is heading into his final season under contract.Altman will now be the one with final say on roster moves going forward. He joined the Cavs as pro personnel manager and was promoted to director of pro player personnel the following year. As assistant GM, Altman was in charge of player evaluation domestically and abroad. He also oversaw the team’s scouting efforts and was involved in all aspects of the team’s basketball operations.“I am incredibly grateful to Dan for the opportunity to become general manager of the Cavaliers,” Altman said. “His confidence, support and strong commitment to achieving our collective goals is very clear to me and I look forward to continuing our efforts. I am also excited and proud to lead a front office team that will continue to be sharply focused on competing for championships. That challenge is what drives all of us.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Altman came to Cleveland in 2012 and was promoted to Griffin’s assistant last summer after the Cavs won the championship. He will be the fifth GM for owner Dan Gilbert since 2005.Gilbert said he’s been impressed with the job Altman — and other members of Cleveland’s front office — have done over the past five weeks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Koby Altman has led our front office group through this transition period, impressing many inside the franchise and outside the organization, as well,” Gilbert said in a statement. “We are very excited that he will now be officially leading the basketball side of our franchise. Koby has the credentials, knowledge, experience and instincts to be an outstanding general manager. In addition to these positive attributes and outstanding relationships around the league, Koby will inspire and impact the best possible culture throughout the organization.“We are going to see a capable and passionate leader who will also cultivate new ideas and innovation. The speed of the game is ever faster on the court and in the front offices around our league. I am confident that Koby is equipped and prepared to lead and succeed in this dynamic environment.” Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Koby Altman. Photo from http://www.nba.com/cavaliers.CLEVELAND — Koby Altman’s summer job has turned into something permanent.The Cavaliers, who have had a bumpy few weeks since losing in the NBA Finals, named Altman their full-time general manager on Monday. Altman’s promotion had been expected for days and is a reward for the 34-year-old, who has been serving as Cleveland’s interim GM this summer after David Griffin parted ways with the club.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

  • Tourist arrivals expected to top 10m

    first_img3 March 2010A record 10-million tourists are expected to pass through South Africa’s ports of entry in 2010 – 500 000 more than the 9.5-million who visited the country in 2008 – says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.Briefing the media in Cape Town this week, Van Schalkwyk said that while the global tourism industry saw a decline of 4% in 2009, South Africa outperformed its competitors and saw its tourism numbers continue to grow, albeit at a lower level after a record four years of double-digit growth.Focus on conventionsHowever, he said, the country could not rest on its laurels. South Africa had for too long relied on leisure tourism, and needed to diversify if it was to continue to encourage more people to visit the country.His department planned to focus more on the areas of tourism generated by business travellers and conventions, which currently make up 6% of South Africa’s foreign arrivals.“We want to be, in a few years, one of the top 10 long-haul convention destinations in the world, and to do that we will have to professionalise our approach,” he said.Van Schalkwyk said the department wanted to launch a national convention bureau to put a stop to the country’s main conference destinations, Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg, undermining one another.2010: enough roomsHe said sporting events were a “giant” opportunity for South Africa too, currently accounting for 10% of foreign arrivals. The 2010 Fifa World Cup would attract about 300 000 to 450 000 visitors, and Van Schalkwyk said he had “no doubt” that the country had enough rooms.Commenting on the speculation that hotels and guest houses had unfairly inflated room tariffs for the event, he said consulting firm Grant Thornton was busy looking into whether this was indeed the case.“It’s very anecdotal what we are hearing. I haven’t seen a general trend towards overpricing in the accommodation sector, but it’s important that we have facts,” he said, adding that the issue of aircraft pricing was being investigated by the Competition Commission.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

  • 10 Music Services You May Not Know About—But Should

    first_imgMurfie has found a way to squeeze a little extra juice out of the compact disc by merging a marketplace to buy CDs for $1-2 with streaming and downloads.Every interaction on the site is based on a real CD that you own and can “do whatever you want with.” Since everything is based on physical CDs, Murfie will help you add the first 100 discs from your home collection for free.Murfie gives you lossless downloads (FLAC and ALAC) and allows you to trade albums with other members—at zero cost.Serendip Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Lisnr offers you a way to get more from your music—more goodies, more special offers, more whatever. Using the app, you can scan audio (live or recorded) for a special frequency that only Lisnr can recognize. Artists can use the service to deliver perks and bonuses to their fans.If Lisnr detects the appropriate frequency, your phone will display a notification signaling the arrival of bonus tracks, discounts on live-show tickets, or some other exclusive.Rapper J. Cole, for instance, recently gave fans early access to his latest album by holding “listening parties” whose locations could only be unearthed via Lisnr. Unwrap and enjoy your extras.rara Exfm is all about creating a music feed chock full of songs you love. It works like this: Create a profile and click on the heart icon when you hear a song you really like. It’s basically that simple.On the music discovery side, you can follow other people to hear what they loved and or check what’s trending to tap into the community pulse. Additionally, the Exfm team hand-picks featured music on a daily basis to give you a professionally curated source of fresh tunes to explore.One fun and unique feature also lets you follow your favorite music blogs—and discover new ones.Lisnr MPme gives you real-time, live radio station recommendations matched to your taste. It brings its own unique twist to the curated playlist.MPme provides you with access to high-quality, “pro” playlists already on the airwaves. If you own more than one device you can sync them via Facebook integration. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App The concept behind Stereomood is simple: Turn your mood into music. Pre-selected moods range from Happy to Studying to Just Woke Up to Lost In Jamaica.Up at the top of the site is a big search box where you can type what you are feeling to quickly get matched to a particular playlist. What’s nice about Stereomood is that the songs are all aggregated from the best music blogs across the Internet.Meaning that you could discover the next big thing at any time.Playground.fm 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#music#streaming music center_img Serendip (which derives its name from “an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident) bills itself as a social music discovery service.If you prefer a lean-back approach to music (as opposed to picking every single song you want to listen to) then Serendip may be a great fit. It can connect you with people who share your musical taste and generates an automatic playlist based on music both you and they are enjoying.Stereomood chris mcconnell Seevl combines an algorithm with a search platform to help you find new music.Seevl currently works with Deezer and YouTube and is the product of years of research and development at the intersection of social and semantic web technologies. Like other music services, seevl centers around a dashboard/profile that you create and builds recommendations from there.MPme radio If the idea of advertising-free unlimited music streaming (with access to 17 million tracks) for only 99¢ per month tickles your fancy, you’re going to want to give rara a try.Ready-made playlists and stations put together by music experts? Check. The ability to take your music with you on the go (even on a Windows 8 device) and access it offline (through an app that costs $1.99)? Check and check.You might consider this a decent Spotify alternative if you’re looking for something even cheaper.Murfie 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Playground.fm is an app that aims to transform your favorite songs into “the perfect musical mix” to provide a simple, beautiful and, perhaps most importantly, free listening experience.This playlist-based music service was born out of the founders’ desire to use awesome playlists without necessarily having to create awesome playlists. If you, like the founders, feel that “popular is boring,” you may want to give it a try.8tracks 8tracks can easily be described as internet radio created by people, not algorithms.True to its name, 8tracks lets you create mixtapes with 8 or more tracks (to which you add a title, cover art and tags) that you can then share with with friends. When you first land on the site you are presented with some basic categories to get you started—like chill, party or indie rock, for instance.If you want free music to go, check out the iOS and Android apps.seevl Yes, Twitter has a #music service now, and iTunes Radio is all shiny and new. But forget about them for a moment. In fact, forget about Pandora, Spotify, Rdio and Slacker. Same for Grooveshark, Vevo, Rhapsody, MOG, last.fm, Soundcloud, Deezer and Songza.While we’re at it, please—oh please—forget about listening to music on YouTube. Just take a moment and clear your mental cache.It’s not that these services are bad. In fact, I love many of them. But sometimes we get stuck in familiar routines. Every now and then we need to press pause and see what else is out there. It’s good for us. We might find something new (or better) that we would’ve never known about otherwise.So whether you’re simply a music junkie, or you want to enhance or supplement a service you already use, or you just love staying on the bleeding edge or relish living outside of the mainstream, take a moment to discover a few great music services. Most—maybe all—of which I’m betting you’ve never heard of before.exfmlast_img read more