Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wizards’ Emeka Okafor gives support to Jason Collins

On Yahoo Sports section , The Washington Wizards’ Emeka Okafor had no idea that the phone call he took from a teammate Monday morning would include a heads-up on news that would forever change sports. Jason Collins came out on the recent sports illustrated magazine saying he’s a “gay athlete”. This news quickly flooded the social media on mostly every major social networks and news channels. Many athletes and celebrities praised him for his bravery to come out in a major sports league. My opinion is that it was heroic to come out but i don’t think the fans will react in a startled way. How do you feel about the situation ?

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba–before-his-formal-announcement–jason-collins-gave-wizards–omeka-okafor-a-call-002750244.html

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Sandy-Damaged New Jersey : 6 Months Later

On NBC channel 10 news, 6 months later after Hurricane Sandy New Jersey is still coping with the loss of the greatest monuments like the boardwalk and many famous restaurants. But there is still ALOT of work to be done. There are still dunes to be removed so that it wont prevent even more chaos. In the video they talk about problems FEMA is not solving or taking heed to. In my opinion I think there doing the best that they can really and it will all take time. Do you think that there being lazy about the situation and not being proactive about it ?

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video/#!/news/local/6-Months-Later–NJ-Beach-Still-Not-the-Same/205201211

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Security More Intense At Penn Relays

The Penn Relays is a annual event that brings lots of spectators to it. Its a day of fun and festivities. But ever since the Boston marathon security has been stepped up tremendously. After the recent Boston Marathon bombings security is even tighter. This Thursday morning K-9 units patrolled outside the stadium and rules will be in place about what can and can’t enter. The Penn Relays run through Saturday. The three-day meet at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field attracts more than 15,000 participants from high schools, colleges and track clubs throughout the U.S. and beyond even drawing mega stars like two-time Olympic 10–meter gold medalist Usain Bolt in recent years. I think this what great precaution and a great proactive move for our safety. Will to much security scare the fans away ?

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Security-to-Be-Stepped-Up-at-Penn-Relays-203678801.html

Google Glass Explorers Not Allowed To Resell

If you pay for this product , you should be able to resell it right ? Well that’s not the case here because Google glass says you can not resell the product. The rule imposed by Google in its terms of sale on the device came to light when a Philadelphia man who was chosen as an Explorer tried to sell his Glass on eBay. “People were acting like I had did something sacrilegious,” he told Wired. Google came out with this statement : ” Unless otherwise authorized by Google, you may only purchase one Device, and you may not resell, loan, transfer, or give your Device to any other person. If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google’s authorization, Google reserves the right to deactivate the Device, and neither you nor the unauthorized person using the Device will be entitled to any refund, product support, or product warranty. ” I think this is wrong because if they think its so exclusive why sell it to the public ?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/google-glass-sell_n_3109545.html?utm_hp_ref=technology

Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch details emerge from T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T

It’s not as if the Samsung Galaxy S 4 itself is a surprise: the phone was introduced in the U.S. last month. Details on pricing and availability, however, are just arriving now, with T-Mobile and Sprint both announcing their plans, while AT&T has updated its Galaxy S 4 order page with a delivery date. If you select a 16 GB Galaxy S 4 on AT&T’s site in either White Frost or Black Mist for $199 with contract, it says the phone will be shipped on April 30. T-Mobile customers can begin ordering their Galaxy S 4 for $149.99 down on April 24, followed by 24 interest-free payments of $20. The carrier eliminated phone subsides and contracts last month. Sprint is also doing the same thing. This is great because now everybody can get in on the deal. Will you help Galaxy beat the Iphone ?

http://gigaom.com/2013/04/17/samsung-galaxy-s-4-launch-details-emerge-from-t-mobile-sprint-and-att/

Towards the Weekend

Towards the end of the week I have a game with my AAU team at the YMCA on christian street for our south Philly league. I am ready to play because we weren’t in a tournament for awhile now. Then my AAU tournament in New York this weekend hoping to win it all the way. My opinion is that we are going to do good because we practiced all week. Will our hard work pay off ?

SEPTA to Let Public Voice Be Heard

On NBC news Channel 10 , SEPTA will be having meetings all week pertaining a better way to travel to your destination. They said that the cost of tokens will go up from $1.55 to $1.80 and that they will provide a better thing then tokens. The transit agency serving Philadelphia and its suburbs is holding public hearings this week on fare hikes and a new “smart card” system set to go into effect later this year. The “smart-card” electronic fare collection system is set to be fully in place by next summer. Prices for regional rail passes for trains serving the suburbs would also be going up. The biggest hike would be for some TrailPasses, which could go up as much as $15 under the proposed planned. My opinion is that this is a better way for traveling for people who haves to make mutliple stops before going to work. Will people support this plan and get rid of tokens or will this be more chaos for public transportation ?

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/SEPTA-Fare-Hike-Meetings-202992371.html

Are Cell Phones Dangerous In Flight ?

Smartphones and tablet computers are common in the passenger cabin, and pilots are using iPads in the cockpit. But passengers have to shut off electronic devices when the plane is below 10,000 feet because of worries that signals emitted by the devices might interfere with electronics in the cockpit.The FAA doesn’t actually ban the devices. But it says airlines can only allow devices that have been tested and proven not to interfere with the plane’s electronics. My opinion is that this informational for all passengers. Will this make you think twice about having your phone on in a plane ?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/07/are-cell-phones-dangerous_n_2426668.html

Samsung Galaxy 4 vs Iphone 5

On the Galaxy 4 phone’s front-facing camera can detect when you’re looking at it, so it can do things like keep the display bright while you’re reading or let you tilt the phone to scroll through pages. The phone also lets you swipe through photos and other items just by waving your hand over the screen. The iPhone 5 doesn’t have as many as amazing features as the Galaxy S4 does; it’s much more simple. In fact, the iPhone 5 doesn’t have many special hardware features that you can’t get on other phones.If simple things suits you, go for the iPhone 5. If you want a bunch of flashy extras, go for the Galaxy S4. My personal opinion that i would pick either phone. Which phone would you choose ?

http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-galaxy-s4-iphone-5-2013-4

Workouts

This week my AAU team had track workouts at Saint Joe’s University. At first I thought it was going to be easy but my AAU coach got a track coach to train us this whole week. The workouts he gave us were very hard to do but in the end I thank him because they are going to help us on the court. My opinion is that anyone who plays basketball should try this because it will help you in the long run. Will my hard work so far pay off on the basketball court ?