Microsoft Should Put This Much Effort Into Everything It Does
A video was posted to YouTube a couple of days ago, those gives a behind the scenes look at what Microsoft and its contractors did to put together some of Windows 10's desktop backgrounds, including the default “hero” desktop image. As you'll see if …
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As unlikely as it may seem, the Haitian team in the the Street Hockey World tournament has bested all of their competitors, which include victories over Armenia and France, to win the 2015 Championship Trophy. As much as we would like to make comparisons to the classic film Cool Runnings, which comically showcased winter olympic competitors from the caribbean island of Jamaica, this scenario is just a tad bit different. Though it is always unlikely for any caribbean island to be dominant in hockey, seeing as how the premiere sports there are soccer, baseball and basketball, the Haitian hockey team was comprised of of Haitian-Canadians. Some of whom have never traveled to the country.
With that said, that fact has done nothing to quell the excitement surrounding this victory for the team members and their supporters. The International Street and Ball Hockey Federation had to slightly bend the rules in order to allow Haitians who were not born in the country to participate. This move allowed the team to have some ringers on their squad such as team captains Ainslie Bien-Aimé, who played on Canada’s 2007 gold medal team and Georges Laraque, who had previously played in the NHL.
Most of the guys were always looking for something to give back to the country and the only thing we could do was send money or praise to our cousins or whatever. But when this opportunity came up in January, I can tell you that 75 guys were ready for war.
We did it, Haïti is the new ball hockey World Champion! Nous avons réussi, Haïti nouveau Champion du Monde! pic.twitter.com/E1xrHIbNVR
— Georges Laraque (@GeorgesLaraque) June 28, 2015
— Georges Laraque (@GeorgesLaraque) June 28, 2015
I had no clue street hockey was a thing. But as a Haitian-American, I am proud nonetheless. – Rocko Rathon (@Rocko_CNK)
This week’s installment of The Signal brings introduces viewers to BMAC THE QUEEN. The Crenshaw-bred femcee is ready to show the world her lyrical talents after making her debut on super producer Hit-Boy’s 2014 We the Plug compilation, and penning the catchy chorus for Kevin Gates and August Alsina’s hit collab, “I Don’t Get Tired.” As the only female rapper in the HS87 collective, she continues to raise the bar with her bars. Her latest video, “Cry Babies,” is the first release from her upcoming BLACK KID$ EP, dropping later this summer.
-Savannah Britt (@Sav_Britt)
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Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will document his life off the field with the six-episode BET docu-series “DeSean Jackson: Home Team.” DeSean, and his brother Byron Jackson, serve as the show’s executive producers. The show will detail the life of the 28-year-old star as he takes on the challenges of his adult life.
Variety reports that Byron shares that the three-time-Pro Bowler “encounters getting serious and heated with his love interest, becoming his own man, and his mom and his sister coming to grips with it.”
But Byron does explain that there were things that were off-limits for viewers.
“When you are used to being in front of a camera, you take it in stride. DeSean likes being in front of the camera, he likes entertaining,” he said. “That is all he knows, but he is also very private as well, there are some moments he does not want me to film.”
The series is set to premier on BET at 8:30P/7:30C, make sure to tune in.
Samsung is launching 'several' more Tizen smartphones this year
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Please tell me you’re following Nicki Minaj on Instagram? If you’re not, please do so immediately. Over the past couple of weeks she has been uploading a ton of eye candy content. If you saw her at this years 2015 BET Awards, Nicki is looking as good as she ever been. But her best pictures are all on her IG account. Take a look at the pics above and try not to faint.
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By now, it’s no secret that Gucci Mane has remained prolific while behind bars (thanks in no small part to his exceptional team). In addition to a slew of mixtapes and EPs, the stylistic pioneer has collaborated with buzzing artists like New Jersey native and 2015 XXL Freshman Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” remix. But his latest pair of singles, available as of this morning (June 29) feature some true marquee names.
The first, the Snoop Dogg-featuring “Parking Lot” sits atop a maximalist trap beat, Gucci’s slippery, whispered flow snaking through with hotel room keys and trunks with trap doors. The Doggfather parses out his syllables like his Georgian cohort.
“Trap N—as” is a curious lineup, with Fetty and Jadakiss falling in line behind Guwop. Though both are from the tri-state area, Fetty’s sound owes as much to Atlanta as it does to any of the five boroughs. Fortunately, both guests trot out their gruffest, most emphatic deliveries, making for another solid cut.
As always, Gucci’s fans can write to him at the following address:
RADRIC DAVIS #65556019
TERRE HAUTE USP PO BOX 33
TERRE HAUTE INDIANA 47808