Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mark Emmert: NCAA will no longer sell school merchandise on its website

Mark Emmert

Mark Emmert announced on Thursday that the NCAA will no longer sell school merchandise on its website. (AP)

By Zac Ellis

On Tuesday, ESPN commentator Jay Bilas discovered that the NCAA?s online store,, was linking the names of student-athletes with jerseys and other school merchandise. Just two days later, NCAA president Mark Emmert confirmed via a teleconference that the NCAA won?t get involved with that kind of marketing anymore.

Emmert told reporters that the NCAA selling merchandise linked to players was a ?mistake? and added that the organization will ?exit that kind of business immediately.? The NCAA?s move comes during the middle of the?Ed O?Bannon v. the NCAA lawsuit regarding the rights to use student-athletes? likenesses on TV broadcasts and in video games.

Keep in mind, the NCAA?s decision to stop marketing team merchandise on its website does not mean that individual schools have to stop selling merchandise. Rather, it means the NCAA?s website will now be used for strictly NCAA-specific goods.

To put all of this in perspective, here?s a sampling of the social media reaction to Emmert?s announcement:


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Email service linked to Edward Snowden shuts down

LONDON (AP) ? A Texas-based email service reportedly used by National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden said it was shutting down Thursday, explaining in a cryptic message that it would rather go out of business than "become complicit in crimes against the American people."

The statement posted online by Lavabit owner Ladar Levison hinted that the Dallas-based company had been forbidden from revealing what was going on.

"I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision," Levison's statement said. "As things currently stand, I cannot share my experiences over the last six weeks, even though I have twice made the appropriate requests."

The post didn't name Snowden or refer to any particular investigation, but the statement's timing ? and other material in the public domain ? suggest that Lavabit shut down in protest at the U.S. government's pursuit of the 30-year-old leaker, whose disclosures have blown the lid off the NSA's secret domestic surveillance.

For example, Russian human rights campaigner Tanya Lokshina said in a Facebook post hours before she met Snowden at a Moscow airport last month that the leaker had contacted her using a Lavabit email address. And an online database hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showed that someone going by the name of "Ed Snowden" registered three addresses with Lavabit over the past four years.

Lavabit might have been attractive to Snowden because the company advertised itself as a secure, privacy-conscious alternative to webmail services operated by Yahoo and Google. The company's promotional material ? it has since been pulled from the Internet ? said Lavabit's system was specifically designed to resist secret requests from U.S. law enforcement.

Levison's statement said the firm had launched a legal defense fund and was preparing to go to court to "resurrect Lavabit as an American company."

Attempts to reach Levison weren't immediately successful.


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Friday, August 9, 2013

Apple peel 520 ii 2nd generation for iPod Touch 4 Black

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Apple peel 520 ii 2nd generation for iPod Touch 4 Black Last year's Apple PEEL 520 turned your iPod touch into an iPhone -- mostly, accepting a SIM card and allowing you to send and receive calls, texts, and even throwing a little extra battery life your way. Now we're looking at the next generation device and, which certainly looks a lot more sleek and less bulky than the previous model -- from a distance it could be confused for an iPhone 4. This version also allows the use of GPRS data, as you can see demonstrated in the video below. No mention of price or availability just yet, but review units are said to en route to other news sites, so hold that phone -- or iPod as it were. ? Apple PEEL 520 , peel case France site: Apple Peel 520 Specification: support IOS 5.1.1 International GSM card, Globally applicable External GSM card slot, very easy to plug, support China Unicom card, China Mobile card and GSM standard cards in other countries, unlimited calls, phone all over the world! Supporting wireless bluetooth headset calling and FM radio Support wireless bluetooth calling and FM searching broadcast automatically. Quick and Stable GPRS Surfing Surfing, email, chatting online, twitter are available freely by GSM card Ringtones, Contacts, SMS A variety of ring tones selectable, caller ID, vibration mode, address books (bulk contacts import), messaging, history of call and more..? ? Customer Reviews Had some issues installing it a ...


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Environment Canada delivered python to exotic pet store in New Brunswick

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. - Environment Canada says that 11 years ago, it delivered the python that killed two children this week to the New Brunswick pet store at the centre of the tragedy.

This happened even though the species was banned in the province without a special permit.

Environment Canada spokesman Mark Johnson says the federal department was enlisted to help transport the snake to Reptile Ocean in Campbellton after it was abandoned at the SPCA in Moncton, N.B.

Johnson says department records indicate Reptile Ocean was operating as a zoo when the snake arrived at the facility in August 2002.

New Brunswick's Department of Natural Resources says only accredited zoos can apply for a permit to own a banned species, including the African rock python in question.

Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums says it is the only recognized national body to accredit zoos in the country and it has no record of Reptile Ocean ever applying for accreditation.

Anne Bull, a spokeswoman for the Natural Resources Department, won't say whether Reptile Ocean was issued a permit for the python.

But she has said the department was unaware the 45-kilogram snake even existed until four-year-old Noah Barthe and his six-year-old brother Connor were asphyxiated this week by the reptile.


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Ang Lee set to helm 3D boxing film, re-create classic fights from the '60s and '70s

Ang Lee set to recreate classic boxing matchups like AliFrazier in 3D film

Nobody can accuse Oscar-winning director Ang Lee of being stuck in a box, having gone from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to Hulk to Life of Pi. According to Deadline Hollywood, he'll next tackle a boxing film that looks at the 1960s and '70s golden age or prizefighting, with such rivalries as Ali-Frazier and Hearns-Duran. Intriguingly, he intends to give us an intimate peek into that world by filming it in 3D, presumably using Life of Pi's Cameron Pace Fusion 3D technology. Other story and technical details have yet to come out, but given the filmmaker's love of complex themes and the violent clashes of the era, he's got our attention.

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Via: The Guardian

Source: Deadline Hollywood


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Thursday, August 8, 2013

John Carmack Has New 'Full-Time' VR Job, But Is Not Quite Gone From id

John Carmack Has New 'Full-Time' VR Job, But Is Not Quite Gone From id

Legendary game programmer and Doom co-creator John Carmack is getting a new "full-time" job. He's going to be working as the head of technology at Oculus VR, the company behind the upstart Rift virtual reality goggles.



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Fashion blogger sues BET over attire clash

LOS ANGELES (AP) ? A transgendered style correspondent who says BET made him tone down his feminine look on the network's pre-awards show last month has filed a lawsuit against the network's parent company for discrimination, wrongful termination and emotional distress.

B. Scott is seeking $2.5 million in damages from BET parent company Viacom after he said he was told to change his outfit at last month's BET Awards to a more conservative suit, tie his long hair back in a ponytail and not wear heels. The fashion personality said that even after he changed, he was replaced by another correspondent.

BET called the incident a "misunderstanding" and said it regretted any "unintentional offense" in a statement last month.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Associated Press


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