Cleveland thanks LeBron James, who carries Lakers past Cavaliers

first_imgJames was touched by the presentation. He bit his lower lip while walking back onto court and pointed to all corners of the building in appreciation, his chance to reconnect with a fan base he’ll always share a special, if not complicated, relationship.“I appreciate these fans, just as much as they appreciate me,” he said. “Every single night we stepped on the floor, they always showed their appreciation to not only myself but to my teammates over these 11 years, especially the last four years —those championship runs that we were making. So that was just my salute to them for them appreciating what I was able to accomplish with my teammates and coaches along those four years.”TIP-INSLakers: Coach Luke Walton is impressed with James’ knack for blocking out external distractions. “The great ones have that ability,” he said. “When they’re on the basketball court nothing else matters, other than what they’re trying to do. Their focus level seems to somehow get higher with the louder the noise gets. I don’t know how. I don’t know why.”Cavaliers: Did not commit a turnover in the first half. … Starting G George Hill missed his sixth straight game with a sprained right shoulder sustained on Nov. 4. Hill has ramped up his on-court workouts in recent days and could be back soon. … Drew said he was unaware of Smith’s comments accusing the Cavs of “tanking.” Drew believes his team is playing hard, and promised to nothing but coach his team to win. “To coach to lose, I don’t understand that, I don’t know how to do that,” he said. “I don’t know how anybody can do that. That’s something I would never, ever do.”SCHOOL DAYEarlier in the day, James made a surprise visit to his I Promise School, a refurbished elementary for at-risk kids he founded and plans to expand.“It was grandparent’s day,” he said. “We kept it that way, we didn’t tell none of the kids until I actually walked into all six of the classrooms individually, spent a good amount of time with those classrooms, my third and fourth graders. It was great. It was a good way to go into Thanksgiving, all of being thankful, the great lives they’ve had.”HOME COOKINGFollowing the game, the Lakers feasted on hamburgers, french fries and shakes from Swenson’s, an Akron drive-in restaurant favored by James. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jordan Clarkson had 20 points and Tristan Thompson 14 and 15 rebounds for Cleveland.From the moment he stepped back onto Quicken Loans Arena floor, James was treated like a returning champion.On the night before Thanksgiving, Cleveland said thanks to the Northeast Ohio son, the one who ended the city’s 52-year championship drought.“A hero has come back,” Cavs coach Larry Drew said before tip-off.James was the last Lakers player introduced before the game, presented with a line familiar to all Cavs fans: “A 6-foot-8 forward from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School,” said arena announcer Sean Peebles. “Welcome home! LeBron James.”The crowd roared and stood as James walked out and huddled with his new teammates, who must have wondered what was in store for them.But unlike that ugly night of Dec. 2, 2010, when James returned with the Miami Heat and was subjected to a toxic, charged atmosphere of hatred unlike anything seen before or since, this was a night for celebration — and maybe more closure.James has moved on.Cleveland, too.With 8:09 left in the first quarter, James was saluted by the Cavs with a moving video tribute during a timeout. Images of James’ playing days with Cleveland — highlighted by the Cavs’ historic comeback to win the 2016 title — were shown along with video clips of his impact on the community, including his opening of the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron. Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, drives to the basket past Cleveland Cavaliers’ David Nwaba during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Once the video tribute ended, a simple sentiment filled the giant scoreboard. Against a black backdrop, giant white letters delivered the heartfelt message.Cleveland wanted to say something.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jabari Parker shines as Bulls beat Suns But basketball took a backseat to James’ homecoming, which was so different than his return in 2010, when betrayed Cleveland fans unleashed their fury on him.There were no profane chants this time. No derogatory signs. No venom.Only love, and James felt it.“From the time we landed yesterday, it just felt a different way,” he said. “I’m a different person. We’re all different from eight years ago, both good and bad. But more importantly, this experience has been great. So it’s all about growth and we all have grown from that moment eight years ago. So I kind of leave the past in the past and always focus on the present and see what happens in the future.”The Cavs, who came in a league-worst 2-13, gave James and the Lakers all they could handle. And even after giving up an eight-point lead, they had a chance to tie late, but Kyle Korver missed a wide-open 3-pointer with 17 seconds left and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made four free throws in the final 15 to seal it for Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sitting at his locker, James sipped on a banana shake and smiled.“I’m good,” he said. “I got my hometown food.”UP NEXTLakers: Host Utah on Friday.Cavaliers: At Philadelphia on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “THANK YOU, LeBRON,” it said.Eight years after he was treated like a thug, LeBron James was welcomed back properly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBack on the court where he performed for 11 seasons, and under the title banner he helped raise, James returned to Cleveland and rallied the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-105 win on Wednesday night over the Cavaliers, who played their best game of the season against their former teammate but couldn’t stop him when it mattered most.James finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. He also scored or assisted on 11 straight points as the Lakers overcame a 99-91 deficit in the fourth quarter. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Rescue Liberians with Mental Illness

first_imgormer Liberian journalist who spent 14 years working in various departments in the United States’ mental health system has returned home requesting the support of the Liberian government to assist Liberians who are mentally challenged and abandoned by society.“I have seen them roaming the streets, and I’ve seen a few who are completely naked,” said Sam Larmin, in an interview with the Daily Observer on Saturday in Monrovia.He said he wants the Liberian government to create an institution that can be replicated throughout the country to save Liberians who suffer from various degrees of mental illness.Mr. Larmin said he has recently returned home to offer his expertise to his country to help rescue Liberians who suffer from emotional, physical and intellectual mental disabilities.“Those who suffer such disabilities are also Liberian citizens who, I think, with commitment, our country can help to restore and give them another chance in life,” Larmin said.He said there are several causes of mental illness, of which the abuse of drugs is one while others are bipolar (Bipolar disorder, formerly manic depression, is a mental illness described by alternating periods of depression and elevated mood), and those who are unable to make themselves heard due to their inability to communicate effectively.Larmin said such individuals need special care to help them regain control of their speaking function and to once again make them a useful part of society.He said he returned home to promote and encourage the empowerment of people with significant challenges so that each may pursue their highest possible degree of personal wellbeing and independence.“I’ve returned with a mission and what I learned working with the various mental health institutions I can make use of to help my people,” he stated.Larmin said people with developmental disabilities, to whom he provided high levels of quality direct care support while he was in the United States, also benefited from leisure and instructional activities that enhanced their independent living and social skills, and community access.“I know the Liberian government can find some means to rescue Liberians with mental disability by making it a priority since their presence on the streets does not speak well of us as a people, and as a government that must care for its people,” Larmin said.He explained that there are organizations in the United States and elsewhere that are willing to join the partnership if the Liberian government can accept his request to create an institution with the sole purpose of providing support to rescue Liberian citizens who are found roaming the streets without hope, simply because they are unable to use their mental abilities to take care of themselves.He described Liberians who are mentally challenged as “victims of circumstances,” adding that the government of Liberia must intervene and rescue them. Larmin appealed to the government to give him the opportunity to rescue these Liberians.Larmin went through the ranks as a journalist in the 1980s, working as a Column Editor with the former Sports Chronicle; as Editor in Chief of the Monrovia Weekend newspaper; Manager of The Mail newspaper; Editor for the Human Rights Review; Editor for The Eye newspaper; Director of Research and Planning of the Council of State (COS); and Press Secretary to the late Tamba Taylor of the COS.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GROUP PLEAD WITH MINISTER TO PROTECT GIANT BASKING SHARKS

first_imgThe Donegal-based Irish Basking Shark Study Group has demanded Minister of Arts, Heritage, Gaelteacht and the Islands, Jimmy Deenihan to provide legal protection to basking sharks.A basking sharkHundreds of the majestic animals have arrived off the coast of Ireland in recent weeks with Donegal being rich in the huge creatures.Scientist Emmett Johnston, based in Inishowen, heads up the research project to understand more about the basking shark. However, the sharks, the second largest fish in the world’s oceans, have no legal protection under Irish law.Up until the 1950s the creatures were hunted across Ireland for the oil from their liver with more than 1,500 of the massive creature killed.Although the docile creatures are not hunted anymore, there are fears they are still vulnerable to being attacked or caught up in devices used for renewable energy.A spokesman for the group said “The basking shark is a true oceanic citizen which respects no territorial boundaries, it has a unique place in Irish maritime heritage and we are privileged to have access in Ireland to such an inspiring animal. “With this opportunity also comes a responsibility to ensure its protection and safe passage whilst present in Ireland’s waters.”The group has written to Minister Deenihan impressing upon him the tourism potential of the basking shark which is already being tapped into here in Co Donegal. GROUP PLEAD WITH MINISTER TO PROTECT GIANT BASKING SHARKS was last modified: June 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Basking Sharksdonegalprotectionlast_img read more

Giroud reveals he has spoken to Fekir about Chelsea

first_img Giroud and Fekir won the World Cup with France 1 “I spoke to him when we were together in the French national team, when his move to Liverpool fell through,” Giroud told Foot Mercato.“Then we discussed Chelsea, and I even think that Eden said a couple of words to him.“We would obviously welcome him, he is a super player, but I don’t know if this is something that could happen as the window closes on Thursday.”Lyon captain Fekir scored 18 Ligue 1 goals last season, as well as providing eight assists, to help his side finish third and secure Champions League qualification.He then made six substitute appearances at the World Cup in Russia as France lifted the trophy for the second time.“As you can see, I am in Lyon. I am very good here,” he told Lyon’s official website.“But the transfer window is still long and everything goes very fast in football. We do not know what will happen in the future but I am very good at OL.”Chelsea are likely to be busy before the 5pm deadline on 9 August, with Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa signing for £71m as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois. So far the Blues have signed Rob Green and Jorginho, but look to be on the verge of signing Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid on loan, with Courtois heading the other way.Kovacic’s imminent arrival, as well as the possibility of Fekir, mean Ross Barkley, Danny Drinkwater and Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s Stamford Bridge futures are uncertain.center_img Olivier Giroud has revealed both he and Eden Hazard have spoken to Nabil Fekir about a summer transfer to Chelsea.The Lyon midfielder looked set for a move to Liverpool earlier in the transfer window, but an agreement between the two clubs broke down.But his future is still uncertain and ahead of the Premier League transfer deadline, the 25-year-old has been linked with Chelsea.last_img read more

Chelsea fans are very excited to see this duo start against Newcastle

first_imgIt’s the moment that Chelsea fans have been waiting for this season – Eden Hazard and Mateo Kovacic start together.Hazard, a well established fan favourite has been eased into the fold after his extensive World Cup campaign while Croatian Kovacic only signed in the final moments of the transfer window. hazard and kovacic startingnewcastle in big trouble #cfc— James (@jamday_cfc) August 26, 2018 Really really really really really excited to see Kovacic start #CFC— Myles Broomes (@MylesB93) August 26, 2018 smart causal possible standings Hazard and Kovacic in the starting lineup is a gift from God himself. #CFC #NEWCHE pic.twitter.com/5TVr9uQ3AM— Isabel ♡ (@IsabelJemmott) August 26, 2018 MONEY silverware Kovacic and Hazard finally start. Roll on! #Chelsea #CFC— Kris Reid (@KrisTatco) August 26, 2018 They aint ready… Kovacic- Hazard🔥 Lets go blues!! #cfc— #LoftusCheek (@ckrCFC) August 26, 2018 ALTERED Hazard & Kovacic starting!#CFC pic.twitter.com/Pk332y8nqA— Andrew Williams (@AMW_FC) August 26, 2018 highlights Here’s the Chelsea team to take on Newcastle… #NEWCHE pic.twitter.com/DqGqdBR5Pi— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 26, 2018Newcastle v Chelsea live stream and confirmed teamsThe Blues take on Newcastle this afternoon at St James’ Park which is traditionally a bogey ground for the west London club but these Chelsea fans are feeling very optimistic ahead of kick-off.Below you can see some of the best Hazard and Kovacic tweets from these Chelsea fans.center_img gameday Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Latest Football News Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won impact Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Good to see Hazard & Kovacic both starting today #CFC— Jamie (@jlr1988) August 26, 2018 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack last_img read more

PAT KENNY ‘COMING TO DONEGAL’ FOR HOLIDAY BEFORE STARTING NEW SHOW

first_imgTV and radio journalist Pat Kenny says he’s heading to Donegal and Mayo with his family – before taking up his new job at Newstalk Radio.The former RTE man, who quit the station this week for a new job in the independent sector, starts his new job on September 2.He admitted he has just had a break in Portugal; and now wants a break in Ireland before starting the new daytime radio programme. “I’ll probably take a few days off before we get into the swing of things,” he said“There’s nothing like the west of Ireland, Donegal or Mayo at this time of year. Hopefully, the weather will hold out.”He said he was planning to sit down with his family and plan the staycation over the next few days.  PAT KENNY ‘COMING TO DONEGAL’ FOR HOLIDAY BEFORE STARTING NEW SHOW was last modified: August 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PAT KENNY ‘COMING TO DONEGAL’ FOR HOLIDAY BEFORE STARTING NEW SHOWlast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Hosts Dubuque in First Exhibition

first_imgDrake, which has finished undefeated each of the past two Missouri Valley Conference regular seasons and tournaments, will vie for a three-peat in 2018-19. A three-peat of the MVC regular season or tournament would each be the first-ever in program history and only the fourth in MVC history. Drake, which qualified for its 12th NCAA Tournament last season, is looking to make the NCAA Tournament for a third-consecutive season, an accomplishment that last occurred for the program from 2000-02. Drake starts the 2018-19 regular season at Nebraska Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Story Links  Print Friendly Version This season, Drake, which is the preseason favorite in the Valley for third-straigh season, returns its top nine scorers from 2017-18, including the MVC Jackie Stiles Player of the Year, Becca Hittner; the MVC Defensive Player of the Year, Sammie Bachrodt; the MVC Sixth Player of the Year, Sara Rhine: and the MVC Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Maddy Dean. Those four are joined by six other key returners, Hannah Fuller, Becca Jonas, Nicole Miller, Maddie Monahan, Brenni Rose and Katie Van Scycoc. Also back is Mya Mertz who missed all of last season due to injury but played in every game in 2016-17. Three newcomers, freshmen Maggie Negaard and Allie Wooldridge and Colorado transfer, Monica Burich, round out the roster for 2018-19. Washington transfer, Kierra Collier, will sit out this season due to transfer rules and will be eligible for the 2019-20 campaign. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team hosts Dubuque Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the first of two preseason exhibition contests at the Knapp Center. Following Sunday’s exhibition, Drake will close the preseason slate against Pittsburg State Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. Both of the exhibitions will be broadcast on 1350 ESPN Des Moines with Hunter Phillips and Randy Mauro set for their third season on the air for Drake women’s basketball. Live Audio last_img read more

Donegal’s Big Clean Up starts at Fanad Lighthouse

first_imgFanad Lighthouse provided the stunning backdrop for the launch of this year’s Big Donegal Clean Up where hundreds of volunteers from across the county will once again take to the highways and byways to gather litter and get the county looking clean and green for all to enjoy.“This is the fifth year of the Big Donegal Clean Up and each year it has grown more and more popular” says Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill.“It is a real partnership between Donegal County Council and the hundreds of communities around the county who come together to lift litter and clean their own areas. We are fortunate to have such active communities and people who care so much about their own areas. “I am delighted that this year we are recognising our own Big Donegal Community Clean Up Ambassadors to help promote the campaign and encourage others to get involved. This year’s ambassadors are Sarah Sayers, Falcarragh Clean Coast, Geraldine McBrearty, Frosses, Liam Mailey, Convoy Community Environmental Group, Gerard Martin, Newtowncunningham and Clodagh Walsh from Fanad Coastal Group. These people are among hundreds who keep our beaches and our towns and villages in tip top shape year in and year out and I think it is only right that they are named as ambassadors for this initiative.This year’s Big Donegal Clean Up is also being supported by Sarah McGovern the national ambassador for the An Taisce National Spring Clean campaign.Michael McGarvey Director of Service with Donegal County Council said “last year was an important year for Donegal with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Ballyliffin. Donegal was showcased to millions of people across the globe and it looked spectacular. This was not just because of the weather but because of the hard work done by the hundreds of volunteers right across the county lifting litter and having their towns and villages looking superb. Last year’s Big Donegal Clean Up was a great success and this year is shaping up to be another successful year”.He added “we already have in the region of 100 groups signed up for the An Taisce National Spring Clean campaign and the Donegal Clean-Up so we are confident that we will achieve similar numbers this year.” This year’s campaign is also being supported by Highland Radio’s John Breslin who will be keeping everyone up to date on upcoming clean ups and encouraging people to get involved on his popular weekday lunchtime show.This campaign sees the Council supporting individuals, groups, businesses and organisations in organising their own clean-ups. The Council provides bags, gloves and litter pickers and arranges for the collection of the rubbish once it has been bagged.To sign up for this year’s Big Donegal Clean Up call 074 91 53900 or visit www.donegalcoco.ie . You can also register with An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign by calling (01) 4002219 or online at www.nationalspringclean.org.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill launching the 2019 Big Donegal Clean Up at the iconic Fanad Lighthouse with Sarah McGovern, An Taisce National Spring Clean ambassador.Donegal’s Big Clean Up starts at Fanad Lighthouse was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:clean-upDonegal County Councilfanad lighthouselast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, June 4, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Plenty of sunshine today, before we shift into a wetter pattern going forward. Still, even with that moisture potential, we are seeing some holes, and think that northern locations may be able to end up a little better off. Scattered showers start to develop overnight and then continue through the day tomorrow. We can’t rule out a thunderstorm or two, but think the bigger threat of those stays farther west.  Rain totals for tonight and tomorrow will end up between .25”-1” with coverage at 90% of the state. Thursday, we have a lot of leftover clouds, but not much  in the way of moisture. So, cloudy to partly sunny skies are expected, but nothing more than a sprinkle or two. We should see at least a bit of drying. Then Friday turns out partly sunny in all areas. For the weekend, sun gives way to clouds on Saturday and showers develop across the state from south to north. Those showers bring .25″-.75″ with 80% coverage. Showers continue off and on Sunday, but only with an additional quarter inch or less, and 60% coverage. The map at right shows rain totals through Sunday, encompassing both the system tomorrow and the weekend event. Next week looks mostly dry. We see partly to mostly sunny skies Monday through Thursday. On Friday we see sunshine over most of the state too but have to look out for a few scattered showers from US 50 south. That means most of the state sees 5 straight days of dry weather potential next week. We finish out the extended period with a little more activity. Showers and thunderstorms are around for Saturday the 15th bringing .1”-.6” and 70% coverage. Then on Sunday we see a mix of clouds and sun up north, but a chance of late afternoon and evening showers south of I-70. Those showers can bring up to half an inch, but only 50% coverage. Monday the 17th shows potential for showers producing .05”-.45” rain and 60% coverage, then we go dry and partly sunny for Tuesday the 18th. Showers and thunderstorms are back for Wednesday the 19th over the northern half of the state, and could bring some bigger totals, from .25”-1.5” and 80% coverage. So, generally speaking, the forecast is looking a little better, if we truly do see this pattern evolve this way. If we can see a couple days of drying and scoot by with rains in the lower end of the range tomorrow and this weekend, in our opinion we see an excellent chance of fieldwork next week…but how much really will come down to what combined rain totals end up being.last_img read more

Meet Viki, Nokia’s new hire for their AI personal assistant

first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Curry Follow the Puckcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#Cortana#mobile#Nokia#personal assistant#Viki Nokia might be working on a personal assistant to compete with Siri, Google Now, and Cortana, if it follows through with a new trademark application.The Finnish networking giant said Viki will combine ‘all data sources into a single chat and voice interface’, but did not reveal anything else about the personal assistant.See Also: UK’s Bristol wins laurels for its programmable city initiativeSome believe Viki will arrive on the rumored Nokia 8, the company’s next Android flagship.Nokia would be entering a crowded market with Viki, and if it launches on Android it will have to compete against Google Now and Assistant. Both of the Google apps are preinstalled on all new Android devices.All personal assistants are new to their jobsPersonal assistants are still in the early stages of development, most mobile users do not actively engage with Siri or Google Now on a regular basis. For Viki to make its mark, it would need to be an invaluable service to the consumer, something that changes their mobile behavior and makes them want to chat to a bot.Nokia might be the company to do that, although it doesn’t have the same breadth of artificial intelligence knowledge that Google and Microsoft have acquired.The company, which sold its mobile division to Microsoft for $8.4 billion, might also receive warnings from Redmond to not compete with Cortana. Microsoft is reportedly already annoyed at Nokia making mobile moves, and launching a personal assistant may be a step too far.There also has been some discussion about the “sexism” of all these new AI assistants. While default female voices can be changed to male, the obvious “girl name” naming conventions have been attracting attention, with Nokia’s Viki and especially Amazon’s Alexa.last_img read more