THIS is Optimism: Woman Loses Hair, Gets Entire Head Covered in Tattoo of Curls

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA UK grandmother left completely bald after health troubles has thrown out her wig in favor of a tattoo covering her entire head.Ann McDonald, 60, was inspired to get a tattoo that resembles dark curly locks, after becoming depressed having lost her hair, and frustrated by wigs and hats.She says it’s changed her life and made her happier than she’s ever been. (READ the story in the Daily Mail)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Cinch Connectivity adds New SMPM Connectors for Applications up to 65 GHz

first_imgCinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company that delivers reliable connectivity solutions, has announced an addition to the Johnson SMPM product line of coax connectors. The new coax connector, an SMPM Male – Full Detent, Solder End Launch, is designed for very high-frequency applications, where space limitation and package density are critical.The SMPM connectors are 30% smaller than SMP connectors. The SMPM interface offers superior performance from DC up to 65 GHz and is compatible with all SMPM and GPPO connectors. As a Straddle Mount style, it supports a 0.063” board thickness, with tighter tolerance spacing of 0.066”, ensuring a snug fit to the PCB.  Johnson SMPM connectors offer high electrical reliability where extreme shock and vibration conditions are expected.  The Johnson family of connectors and adapters are designed to provide the highest quality data transmission for test and measurement equipment, semiconductor ATE test board, and instrumentation test fixture hardware applications. Click here for more information on the Johnson SMPM Connectors.last_img read more

In one year, Bruce Pearl reminded Auburn about March

first_imgAUBURN – March and Auburn basketball have not gone together for over a decade, with the program’s last NCAA Tournament appearance coming in 2003. March is for spring football.March is for going outdoors.March is for watching college basketball – on TV.One year since his hiring, Bruce Pearl reminded Auburn what March can be about thanks to his team’s improbable, incredible and historic run in last week’s SEC Tournament.“It was year ago (Monday) I was sitting in his house talking to he and Brandy and his family about this job and signing a contract,” Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said. “Nobody would have ever guessed that we would have quite the run that we did in the SEC Tournament.”After closing the regular season with six straight losses and 12 of the last 14, Auburn gave fans a thrill last week with three wins in three days, the program’s best performance at the SEC Tournament since 1985. It all but erased Pearl’s inaugural record of 15-20 that few will care about or remember, or any of the bumps along the way.“It does take some of the pain away, it does,” Pearl said. “They got treated this (past) weekend to gosh, it’s Thursday and we’re still – it’s Friday and we’re still here – it’s Saturday and we’re still playing. All of a sudden at restaurants and bars and at work people are like what time’s the game and they’re starting to get off from work to go watch the game.“That’s March.”Pearl and a resilient bunch of rag tag players, nearly all of whom started their careers elsewhere, have quickly changed the culture of one of the worst programs in major college basketball.Pearl’s hiring one year ago upstaged the start of spring practice for the defending SEC Champions. From his jumping into a mosh pit of students at the airport to captivating Auburn Arena with his introductory press conference, Pearl took the Plains by storm and hasn’t stopped.A crowd gathered to celebrate the end of his NCAA show-cause on Aug. 24, he’s dropped in on college classes, been in a dunk tank and bought lunch for students, among countless other acts around campus over the last 12 months.Ever the showman, Pearl and his marketing background were instrumental in getting people back in the door of Auburn Arena after one of the worst four-year periods in program history.They came back, or arrived for the first time, in droves. Four sellout crowds – there were only five in the previous four years – helped drive attendance to 85.8 percent of capacity, third-best in the SEC and by far the highest in the five-year history of Auburn Arena.Spring football is under way again but it was basketball that was on people’s minds in mid-March.While attending the school’s alumni association Lifetime Achievement Awards event on Saturday, Auburn University president Dr. Jay Gogue suggested the gathering, historically held in March, change dates in the future because the basketball team might be playing some meaningful games in the years to come.“For me to hear that, that we were able to provide the combination of the hope and the product, is uplifting,” Pearl said.People have to think about Auburn basketball this time of year, and for good reasons.“The thing that is encouraging to me is we played our last (home) game against Georgia we had a sellout crowd,” Jacobs said. “We’ve got people are tailgating before basketball. That hasn’t happened in forever.“It was a fun time. We look forward to next year.”Year 2 starts today.last_img read more

Washington Justice is final Overwatch League franchise to be announced

first_imgThe eighth and final expansion franchise that will join the Overwatch League in Season 2 has been announced, and it’s the Washington Justice.Owned by Washington Esports Ventures, led by entrepreneur Mark Ein, the full branding for Washington D.C.’s new team has been revealed.The official colours for the Washington Justice are red, white, and blue with a shield acting as its logo. There’s a “W” located at the bottom of the logo, with the shield “crowned with a single white star in a blue setting as an ode to the American flag, our capital city, and as a symbol of unity.”Mark Ein discussed the branding in a statement: “Justice is a universal value and the perfect name for a franchise that we hope will inspire and unite both our Washington area community and fans around the globe. There is no region in the world that attracts more people to serve the cause of justice in government, philanthropy, academia, military service, and the private sector than Washington.“In fact, DC’s official city motto is ‘Justitia Omnibus,’ which translates to ‘Justice for All.’ As a team representing the broader DMV region, it was important that our team identity reflects a value that unifies all of our community members, representing the full diversity of backgrounds and beliefs,” added Mr. Ein.Courage, honor, loyalty, sacrifice. But most important is justice We’re stoked to be a part of #OWL2019 and we can’t wait to show you everything we’ve got! #JusticeIsServed— Washington Justice (@OverwatchDC) December 3, 2018In October, both Atlanta Reign and Toronto Defiant were unveiled. More followed in November with Paris Eternal, Guangzhou Charge, Chengdu Hunters, and Hangzhou Spark all being revealed to the public. In December, Vancouver Titans was the penultimate franchise to be announced – leaving just Washington Justice to be revealed.The second season of the Overwatch League commences on February 14th, with teams now only playing 28 matches instead of the 40 that were played by each side during the inaugural season.Esports Insider says: This is the most American thing ever. Many complaints about the new Overwatch League franchises have been the overuse of red and blue in logos and designs, so it’s not too surprising to see a combination of the two with the final brand.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more