Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced PixCell LED, a new automotive LED module optimized for intelligent headlights, such as adaptive driving beam (ADB) systems. ADB headlamps powered by Samsung’s PixCell LEDs will help improve driver visibility and safety to enhance the overall driving experience at night and in poor weather conditions such as fog or heavy rain.
Asian shares were on the backfoot on Thursday following mixed cues from Wall Street where a sharp sell-off in the largest bitcoin exchange Coinbase hit tech shares while the dollar index struggled near one-month lows. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan paused after two straight days of gains. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.2% while South Korea's KOSPI index was up a tad.
“I see a much brighter future than some are seeing, and I see it happening sooner than many expect,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday. Newsom was addressing fears about a return to in-person instruction for the state’s students in 2021. “With caveats,” he continued, “I expect our kids back safely and with in-person […]
Nick Neidert is a Georgia boy through and through. He grew up in the Atlanta area and had a standout prep career as a starting pitcher at Peachtree Ridge High in Suwanee, about a 30-minute drive from Truist Park, that led to him being a second-round pick in the 2015 MLB Draft. Naturally, he was born and raised an Atlanta Braves fan and watching the likes of Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Greg Maddux.
MONTREAL — The Calgary Flames closed the gap on Montreal holding down the North Division's final playoff spot with a 4-1 win Wednesday over the host Canadiens. Calgary (19-21-3) now trails Montreal (18-13-9) by four points. The two clubs clash again Friday at Bell Centre, and meet four times over the next 12 days. The Flames lead their nine-game season series against 4-1. Calgary captain Mark Giordano led the Flames with a goal and an assist Wednesday. Noah Hanifin, Josh Leivo also scored with Sean Monahan adding the empty-netter. Chris Tanev had a pair of assists. Flames starter Jacob Markstrom made 26 saves in his second win in as many nights after Calgary's 3-2 overtime victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Brett Kulak countered for the Canadiens, who are 1-4 in their last five games. Goaltender Jake Allen had 30 saves in the loss. Leivo restored Calgary's two-goal lead at 12:49 of the third. He fought off Montreal captain Shea Weber and put a backhand upstairs on Allen. Kulak halved the hosts' two-goal deficit at 10:55 of the second period. The defenceman earned his first goal in over two years converting a Jonathan Drouin backhand feed and scoring off the rush. Giordano's slapshot through traffic from the point 29 seconds into the period made it 2-0 for the visitors. Hanifin scored his fourth of the season at 3:58 of the first period. Mikael Backlund won the offensive-zone faceoff and sent the puck back to the defenceman, who blasted a rising slapshot over Allen. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 14, 2021. The Canadian Press
Singer Wyatt Pike has finally addressed his puzzling departure from the music reality show American Idol earlier this week. Ryan Seacrest broke the news Monday about Pike on the show. “I have to tell you that finalist Wyatt Pike will not be competing in the competition,” Seacrest said. “He had to drop out. But we […]
PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid had 39 points and 13 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Brooklyn 123-117 on Wednesday night in an anticipated matchup that fizzled with the Nets missing their biggest stars. The Sixers (38-17) moved into first place in the Eastern Conference in a game played without James Harden, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge. With the Nets standouts hurt or just rested, the game had more of a preseason feel than a possible preview of the conference final this summer. No matter, the Sixers moved back atop the standings and have the No. 1 seed in sight with just 17 games left this season. “It clearly would be nice to have,” Sixers coach Doc Rivers said. “It makes sense to try and have as many home games as possible.” With good reason -- the Sixers improved to 21-5 at home. “I think they’re comfortable at home,” Rivers said. “Young teams typically are comfortable at home. I guess the surprise this year is (the record) without the fans. I certainly can understand with the fans.” The Sixers had 4,094 fans spread around the arena to watch Embiid have another stellar outing against the undermanned Nets. He scored 21 points by halftime, his 14th 20-point 1st half this season (most in NBA). Kyrie Irving scored 23 points in the first half -- his eighth 20-point first half of the season -- and finished with 37 points. Irving missed Tuesday’s game against Minnesota for personal reasons. Irving, though, sat out as the deep reserves helped the Nets rally from 16 points down to make it 118-115 with 1:15 left. Embiid sealed the win from the free-throw line to the tune of “M-V-P!” chants. Harden is out with a strained right hamstring and Durant got a night off after playing 27 minutes against the Timberwolves. The Nets are taking it easy with Durant as he comes back from a nagging left hamstring injury. Yes, the Nets might still be the betting favourite to win the championship — FanDuel Sportsbook had them Wednesday night as 11-5 favourites — but pushing for the No. 1 seed isn’t worth the tradeoff of having a healthy roster for the post-season. “It’d be great to have the No. 1 seed. I think it means a lot, it’s valuable,” coach Steve Nash said. “But not at the expense of losing players or prolonging our injury situation. So I think we have to be very careful and make sure that our guys get to the finish line as whole as possible.” Nash brushed off suggestions the Nets held out Durant to keep the Sixers guessing how they might look as close to a full unit in the playoffs. “I think when you start to really try to be cute, it backfires most of the time,” he said. “It wasn’t strategic. It was, this is what this is the availability we have.” Tobias Harris made all six shots in the second quarter and scored 13 of his 26 points to help the Sixers start to open up the game. Ben Simmons closed the third on fastbreak dunk for a 94-84 lead that got a rise out of the small and enthusiastic crowd. Simmons had 17 points. TIP-INS Nets: Also played without Tyler Johnson, Spencer Dinwiddie and Chris Chiozza. Chiozza had surgery Wednesday on his right hand after he was injured against the Timberwolves. 76ers: C Dwight Howard sat out with left knee soreness. ... DJ Jazzy Jeff rang the ceremonial bell. SPEAKING OUT Rivers continues to speak out against police brutality and said there needed to be reform in police unions following the death of 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting in Minnesota. “I think that’s where our energy should go, because we have to take out this situation where you feel like you will get away with murder because you’re protected,” Rivers said. “When you take that away, I think there would be change.” UP NEXT Nets: host Charlotte on Friday. 76ers: host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. ___ More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NBAand https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dan Gelston, The Associated Press
Oil prices were lower on Thursday though holding near one-month highs after futures jumped in the previous as the International Energy Agency (IEA) and others upgraded forecasts for oil demand as major economies recover from the pandemic. Brent crude was down by 21 cents, or 0.3%, at $66.37 a barrel by 0129 GMT, after gaining 4.6% on Wednesday and closing at the highest since March 17. U.S. crude inventories were down by 5.9 million barrels last week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Wednesday, more than double analysts' expectations for a 2.9 million-barrel decline.