SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1WATFORD 1GOALS:-BOURNEMOUTH: MURRAY 28. WATFORD: IGHALO 45.Glenn Murray scored his first goal for Bournemouth and wasted the chance to secure a victory for the Cherries. Murray headed in from a Matt Ritchie cross, but an error by Bournemouth keeper Artur Boruc gifted an equaliser for Odion Ighalo. Etienne Capoue’s foul on Adam Smith offered Murray another chance but his spot-kick was pushed away by Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes.ASTON VILLA 0 STOKE CITY 1GOAL: STOKE: 55.Aston Villa dropped into the relegation zone after extending a poor run that has produced just one point from a possible 21. Their sixth loss in that spell was delivered by Marko Arnautovic, who also had an effort ruled out for offside. The Stoke midfielder exploited a huge gap in the Villa defence to claim the winner early in the second half.CHELSEA 1 SOUTHAMPTON 3GOALS: CHELSEA: WILLIAN 10. SOUTHAMPTON: DAVIS 43;MANE 60; PELLE 72.The crisis at Stamford Bridge continues after Southampton came from behind to win there for the first time since 2002. The Premier League champions took an early lead through Willian’s free-kick – his fourth in four games. But Steven Davis equalised before Sadio Mane added a second. Graziano PellÈ’s angled finish sealed victory for Southampton.CRYSTAL PALACE 2 WESTBROMWICH ALBION 0GOALS: PALACE: BOLASIE 68; CABAYE PEN 89.Crystal Palace continued their impressive start to the season with a comfortable victory over West Bromwich Albion. Yannick Bolasie opened the scoring midway through the second half when he headed home Yohan Cabaye’s inviting curling cross. Cabaye added the second from the spot after Wilfried Zaha, a constant menace on the right wing for Alan Pardew’s side, was tripped by Chris Brunt.MANCHESTER CITY 6NEWCASTLE UNITED 1GOALS: CITY: AGUERO 42, 49, 50, 60, 62; DE BRUYNE 53.NEWCASTLE: MITROVIC 18.Sergio Ag¸ero scored five goals in the space of 20 minutes as Manchester City demolished Newcastle. Newcastle were ahead through Aleksandar Mitrovic but Ag¸ero’s brilliant burst of goals began when he headed City level. It continued after the break when his deflected shot made it 2-1 and he ran through soon after for his hat-trick. Kevin de Bruyne’s volley made it 4-1 before Aguero struck again with a curling shot and close-range finish.NORWICH CITY 1 LEICESTER CITY 2GOALS: NORWICH: MBOKANI 68. LEICESTER: VARDY PEN 28; SCHLUPP 47.Leicester moved up to fourth in the Barclays Premier League. Norwich had most of the possession in the first half, but Leicester went ahead through striker Jamie Vardy’s penalty. Jeffrey Schlupp put the Foxes in control by slotting in a second before Norwich’s Dieumerci Mbokani scored. Nathan Redmond struck the post with a rising, angled drive in the closing minutes, but Leicester held on.SUNDERLAND 2 WESTHAM UNITED 2GOALS: SUNDERLAND: FLETCHER 10; LENS 22. WEST HAM: JENKINSON 45; PAYET 60.Sunderland are yet to win in the Premier League this season after blowing a 2-0 lead to draw against West Ham at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats raced 2-0 ahead, Steven Fletcher firing home from Yann M’Vila’s free-kick before Jeremain Lens’s sublime chip doubled the advantage. Carl Jenkinson led the fight back after Victor Moses’ cutback before Lens was sent off for a second yellow card.A mistake by Costel Pantilimon allowed Dimitri Payet to equalise.SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4ARSENAL 3 MANCHESTERUNITED 0GOALS: SANCHEZ 6, 19; OZIL 7.Arsenal leap-frogged Manchester United to move into second place in the Barclays Premier League thanks to a remarkable start in which the Gunners scored three goals in the opening 19 minutes. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil scored twice in 74 seconds before the former added a third from the edge of the penalty area to beat United for just the second time in 14 league meetings. Arsenal were denied a fourth when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hit the crossbar late on.EVERTON 1 LIVERPOOL 1GOALS: EVERTON: LUKAKU 45. LIVERPOOL: INGS 41.Everton’s run without a win against Liverpool was extended to 10 games as the Merseyside rivals fought out a derby draw at Goodison Park as Romelu Lukaku equalised Danny Ings’ opener for Brendan Rodgers’ side. Ingsheaded James Milner’s corner pass Tim Howard, but Lukaku pounced on Emre Can’s poor clearance to level just before half-time.SWANSEA CITY 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2GOALS: SWANSEA: AYEW 16; KANE OG 31. SPURS: ERIKSEN 27, 65.Tottenham came from behind twice with a brace from Christian Eriksen at the Liberty Stadium. AndrÈ Ayew’s header gave the Swans the lead before Eriksen levelled with his first set-piece finish from 25 yards. Tottenham’s Harry Kane sliced the ball into his own net, but Eriksen came to the rescue again by finding the top corner from range to make it seven games unbeaten for Spurs.
Marcio Lassiter fired 23 and Alex Cabagnot 19 for San Miguel, which got all of Chris Ross’ 11 points in the breakaway second period.“Of course we will go for it (series-clinching win in Game 5), because we would need to get all the rest we can (for the Finals),” Austria said.Japeth Aguilar scored 31 and LA Tenorio 20 for the Gin Kings.In the other Final Four series set 7 p.m. on Friday also at MoA Arena, Magnolia coach Chito Victolero sees Game 4 of their duel against NLEX as a do-or-die match for the Road Warriors.“For sure, they (Road Warriors) will come out hard, so we should be ready,” said Victolero, whose team has won the last two games of the series but will continue to Marc Pingris—out for the rest of the season because of an ACL tear.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES “We must sustain our intensity and aggressiveness,” said Victolero, also aiming for a first-ever title series appearance as a coach.SAN MIGUEL 102—Lassiter 23, Cabagnot 19, Santos 16, Fajardo 14, Ganuelas-Rosser 12, Ross 11, Espinas 4, Pessumal 3, Lanete 0, De Ocampo 0, Heruela 0, Agovida 0, Vigil 0, Mamaril 0.GINEBRA 81—J. Aguilar 31, Tenorio 20, Cruz 9, Mercado 5, Caguioa 3, Caperal 3, Ferrer 3, Mariano 2, Manuel 2, Devance 2, Thompson 1, R. Aguilar 0.Quarters: 32-22, 58-41, 84-58, 102-81Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vargas and the POC Executive Board Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LA Tenorio of Ginebra beats the defense of San Miguel Beer’s Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos for a layup. San Miguel won to lead the series, 3-1. —Sherwin VardeleonThe game wasn’t even close and suddenly, the best-of-seven Final Four pairing, too, in the PBA Philippine Cup.Embarrassed the last time out, San Miguel Beer on Thursday night ran roughshod over Barangay Ginebra with a 102-81 mangling of the Gin Kings at Mall of Asia Arena, giving the history-seeking Beermen triple match point for a title series berth in the season’s most prestigious conference.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Six players scored in twin digits and so in control was San Miguel that reigning four-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo didn’t need to score in the final two periods to go 3-1 up and earn a shot at an unprecedented fourth straight title starting with Game 5 this Saturday at Cuneta Astrodome.“Anything is still possible. We cannot relax,” said coach Leo Austria, who celebrated his 60th birthday in style, when asked if the series is already in the bag.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We lost a 3-1 lead to Ginebra while I was still a player at (defunct) Shell.”Though only four out of 51 teams which have trailed by such a margin have gone on to reverse the series, one of those teams that bungled a 3-1 lead was a San Miguel franchise—then carrying the name Petron—in the 2012 Philippine Cup semifinals opposite Talk ‘N Text. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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
Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams, SC, who is the Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNC), told a group of party members on Saturday that the Parliament represented accountability and transparency, and urged them to learn more about the workings of this body.Williams was at the time delivering the feature address at the opening of a one-dayAG and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams delivering remarks at the eventstudy tour by the Patriots – a PNCR group comprising mainly professionals –at Guyana’s Parliament.The tour was facilitated by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs and included presentations from other key staff of the Parliament. Williams congratulated the Patriots and its Education Coordinator, Dr Taishan Shanks for the innovative exercise.“This what you have organised here today is very innovative and I must applaud you because it is in this hallowed chambers that decisions which affect the lives of all of us are made and I am pleased you are attempting today to understand the process…,” Williams remarked.He told the group that Parliament represented accountability and transparency, and explained the difference between the Parliament and the National Assembly. He also spoke about the place of Parliament in the doctrine of separation of powers.Attorney Williams emphasised the distinction between the British Parliament and that of Guyana. He made special note that in Britain the Parliament is supreme,Some of the Patriots membersbut in Guyana the Constitution is. “But where the Parliament passes laws in conformity with the prescription in the Constitution it was supreme, because the courts could not intervene in the substance of the legislation…”Williams also pointed out to the Patriots the seating arrangements in Parliament with the Government and Opposition facing each other. He said this physical adversarial outlook notwithstanding, should not deter Members of Parliament (MPs) from acting in the interest of the people of Guyana.During the study tour, the group heard presentations on the history of Parliament; definition of Parliament and the composition of the National Assembly; roles of MPs; parliamentary procedures; bill, and interpretation of parliamentary terms among other topics.
The value of Fort St. John building permits issued in April was nearly six times, what it was the previous month but, on a year-over-year basis, the gap widened even further. Fifteen April permits this year were valued at just under $1.9 million. That was much better than the eight permits valued at $320,000 in March…but it’s only about one third of the value of the 28 permits, issued in April of last year, which totalled more than $5.5 million. It was a similar story in terms of city revenue from the permits, which dropped to less than $19,000 this year, following close to $60,000 in April of 2008. – Advertisement -In addition, this year’s four month, total value of construction is just over $3 million…and, only about 10 percent of the more $32 million recorded, during the same period last year.
“Where does that accent come from?” my youngest daughter asked. “You only get it this time of year.” I had to laugh, because she was right. I had shifted into a slow drawl, stretching out my words and adding a few more “y’alls” to my vocabulary. For the one blissful week that Santa Clarita turns back into a cowtown and people who really know what latigo and spurs are for come to visit, I tend to sound like I’d just put the herd into the pen in time to ring the dinner triangle. Which was really what I was waiting for, by the way. There’s something magical about a chuckwagon rolling in, setting up a little camp and producing a delicious meal for 180 people. Try that in the mall. Ain’t gonna happen. But Thursday night at Heritage Junction, you’d have thought we were hosting a family reunion where everybody got along. Yes, I think somewhere in another life, I was a cowgirl, and every year, the city of Santa Clarita lets me pretend she’s still alive and well.. I remember the beginning, 14 years ago, when it was suggested we give Elko, Nev., a run for its money and throw a Cowboy Poetry Festival. We do have a western heritage, cows did run around the area of Newhall, both herded by caballeros and run by people like Tom Mix and William S. Hart for their movies. In fact, it was Hart who established the most important Western anchor in downtown with his hilltop home. I admit to being one of the skeptics back in 1994. I’d never heard of cowboy poetry and couldn’t believe we were going to spend money to put on an event I thought would only last a year or two. I think Mother Nature decided people like me needed a little convincing, because that was the year of the Northridge Earthquake, which rendered the festival’s original site, Hart High School, unusable. A few years before, longtime residents and Newhall’s own reel cowboys, Andre and Renaud Veluzat, had purchased and restored Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch. They stepped forward and offered the ranch as an alternative location. Let’s just say the crowds went wild. Our visitors and the townfolk who ventured into Placerita Canyon for a step back in time were thrilled to visit the historic ranch and be entertained. Maybe a few reminders from Autry’s “Cowboy Code of Honor,” written long ago, would change things for the better in how we treat one another, for example: “A cowboy never betrays a trust, never goes back on his word.” Nothing wrong with that, right? Now if you’ll pardon me, I have to get my hat and head out to the ranch. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez, pictured in August 2017, downplayed the fight between his players Jamaal Lascelles and Mohamed Diame, saying he had seen worseLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 28 – Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez explained his team selection after Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at St James’ Park.The Spaniard made five changes for the match, in which a single goal from Raheem Sterling gave City their 18th consecutive win, but insisted that it was not done with one eye on Saturday’s clash against Brighton & Hove Albion. “It was not about resting players for Saturday,” Benitez said. “It was about trying to play the best players possible to try to get something from this game. We were trying to win this game.“We cannot forgot we have a couple of games in a few games time against teams at the bottom of the table, but today the idea was to have players with pace to play counter-attack, and try to create something.“We did that in the first half with Rolando [Aarons], and we had a couple of chances in the second half where we were very close.“We were not thinking too much about [the goal difference], we were thinking about trying to get points, but if you lose it is better to lose 1-0 than 4-0.“That was not the idea though. The idea was to try to get points and win if we could, but we knew that to win we would have to do everything perfect and they would have to have a bad day.”The Magpies have now lost five of their last six league matches, and won just once in their last 11, leading Benitez to call for signings in the January transfer window.“I think that this club still has great potential,” he added. “If we do the things that we have to do now in January and we stay in the Premier League, it’s one of the teams that has to be in the top eight.“If you talk about the massive money that has been spent in football in these years, maybe it is not easy. But you never know. To improve teams like Newcastle, if you do the right things it is enough to be stronger and bigger and compete.“If you spend £200m, £300m every year, obviously even if you make mistakes you have a good team, but without spending so much money, you can still improve and do well. That is my idea if we are capable to stay in the Premier League.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
22 January 2003A KwaZulu-Natal civil engineering researcher has started groundbreaking work to help predict floods up to six hours in advance so that authorities can be proactive rather than reactive when disaster strikes.The Water Research Commisson is funding efforts by academic Geoff Pegram of the University of Natal to develop technology to forecast floods. This includes the ability to ‘nowcast’ where floods can be forecast up to six hours ahead, using radar technology and computer-based mathematical techniques.“Floods are a daunting phenomenon that can cause widespread loss of life and damage,” says Pegram, adding that floods in the province are expected to become increasingly destructive.Pegram says that using radar technology to forecast floods is more effective than using ordinary rain gauges, which do not provide real-time rainfall information and are poor at estimating rainfall in spatial detail over a large area.The technology is already being used. A model has been installed in the Umgeni Water offices in Pietermaritzburg and at the Flood Management Centre at eThekwini (Durban) Metro Water.“The weather radar gives an almost instantaneous picture of where rain is falling in great detail over a large area,” says Pegram.Coastal cities like Durban will benefit particularly from weather radars, as forecasters will be able to detect what rainfall is coming in from the sea in areas where there are no rain gauges.“An extra half-hour bought is a possible saving of life,” says Pegram.In addition, flood-prone informal settlements can benefit as the weather radar will be used as an early warning system to reduce flood damage and give water resource managers extra time to implement preventative measures.“It is hoped that this pilot study in KwaZulu-Natal will be so successful that other municipalities and water management authorities throughout South Africa will adopt the technology,” said university spokesperson Amelia Naidoo.Naidoo said the Water Research Commission had granted Pegram’s research team a new contract to run for three years, entitled ‘National Flood Nowcasting System Towards an Integrated Mitigation Strategy’.Role players in the study include Umgeni Water; Durban Metro’s Disaster Management team; Durban Metro’s Drainage and Coastal Division; the South African Weather Service’s electronic research, development and maintenance arm Metsys (Meteorological Systems and Technology); the Metsys team in Bethlehem in the Free State; and the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
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Great price and great quality much better than some shop bought hair pieces. thin and low weightI have seen people commenting on these saying they smell like burning plastic or do not curlThin but decent quality.which works better. Only slight criticism is that there’s more golden top quality productGreat value for money.18 inch MEDIUM DARK BROWN (Col 4). Full Head Clip in Human Hair Extensions. High quality Remy Hair!. 100g WeightSet Contents: Two 8 inch wide wefts – 3 clips per weft Four 6 inch wide wefts – 2 clips per weft Four 2 inch wide wefts – 1 clip per weftSpecifications: Hair Type: 100% Silky Remy Human Hair Hair Style: Straight Hair Number of Wefts: 10 Number of Clips: 18 Set Weight: 100g Application Time: 5 minutes (approx.) Life: 6 to 12 Months (depending on care and use) Usage: Can be curled, straightened, tonged, washed & dyed.Whether you want long hair or are looking to add volume to your hair; our 15 inch full head set is the answer. 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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal resulted in a significant decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey.“As expected due to lower farm-gate prices, we have seen continued declines in retail prices for livestock products including eggs, beef, chicken, pork and cheese,” said John Newton, AFBF’s director of market intelligence.The informal survey showed the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $50.03, down $3.25 or about 6% compared to a year ago. Of the 16 items surveyed, 11 decreased, four increased and one remained the same in average price.Egg prices are down sharply from a year ago and also are down slightly from the third quarter of 2016.“Egg prices continue to move back toward long-run average prices following the bird flu of 2014/15,” Newton said. “The Agriculture Department is currently monitoring bird flu detections in the Southeast U.S. If detections continue, retail poultry prices could feel an impact due to lower exports or changes in supply.“As farm-gate prices for livestock products have declined and remained lower, prices in the retail meat case have become more competitive,” Newton said. Retail price changes from a year ago:• eggs, down 41% to $1.32 per dozen• toasted oat cereal, down 15% to $2.83 for a 9-ounce box• sirloin tip roast, down 13% to $4.95 per pound• ground chuck, down 10% to $3.92 per pound• chicken breast, down 6% to $3.17 per pound• apples, down 6% to $1.55 per pound• flour, down 5% to $2.36 for a 5-pound bag• shredded cheddar cheese, down 4% to $4.10 per pound• deli ham, down 3% to $5.42 per pound• bacon, down 3% to $4.65 per pound• potatoes, down 1% to $2.68 for a 5-pound bag• bagged salad, up 6% to $2.34 per pound• white bread, up 2% to $1.72 per 20-ounce loaf• orange juice, up 1% to $3.22 per half-gallon• whole milk, up 1% to $3.27 per gallon• vegetable oil, no change, $2.55 for a 32-ounce bottlePrice checks of alternative milk and egg choices not included in the overall marketbasket survey average revealed the following: 1/2 gallon whole regular milk, $2.10; 1/2 gallon organic milk, $4.20; and one dozen “cage-free” eggs, $3.48.The year-to-year direction of the marketbasket survey tracks closely with the federal government’s Consumer Price Index (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm) report for food at home. As retail grocery prices have increased gradually over time, the share of the average food dollar that America’s farm and ranch families receive has dropped.“Through the mid-1970s, farmers received about one-third of consumer retail food expenditures for food eaten at home and away from home, on average. Since then, that figure has decreased steadily and is now about 16%, according to the Agriculture Department’s revised Food Dollar Series,” Newton said.AFBF, the nation’s largest general farm organization, began conducting informal quarterly marketbasket surveys of retail food price trends in 1989. The series includes a spring picnic survey, summer cookout survey, fall harvest survey and Thanksgiving dinner cost survey.According to USDA, Americans spend just under 10% of their disposable annual income on food, the lowest average of any country in the world. A total of 117 shoppers in 31 states participated in the latest survey, conducted in March.
HyperDrive Power 9-in-1 USB-C Hub Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Molekule Air Purifier: Small in Stature, Big on… Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. When you own a MacBook, you know that you will eventually have to spend money on accessories to handle some of your tasks. These accessories may include everything from USB-C to USB-A dongles to a USB-C to VGA/HDMI dongle. Now, there’s also the HyperDrive 8-in-2 hub to add to the list, which you can purchase from the company’s website. The HyperDrive PRO really is a protable solution with added value — and it works.I purchased the hub to see if it would provide me with additional convenience and value or if it was just a “nice to have.” Here are my thoughts after taking the hub for a test drive during the last few weeks. To bad for others in the office who want this addition to their computers — because I am keeping it. When you pick the slimmest possible Mac for travel — you forget the other things you really liked about your old Mac — and the portable solution of the HyperDrive helps out a lot.How it WorksThe HyperDrive PRO 8-in-2 is a USB-C hub that takes the two USB-C/Thunderbolt three ports on the side of your Mac and turns them into eight new ports. These ports include an HDMI, a Micro SD, a Mini DisplayPort, an SD, a Thunderbolt 3, a USB-A, and a USB-C PD.When you need to connect multiple devices to your MacBook, this is ideal. For example, you may need an HDMI cable for your primary monitor and a four-port USB hub that you use for a keyboard, mouse, and a wireless charger for your smartphone. Or, you may use a Time Machine backup drive so the extra ports help.It helps deliver crystal clear 4K HDMI/MiniDP video on compatible 4K monitors for a better high-resolution display. HyperDrive also gives you the fastest USB-C capable of 40Gbps data transfer, 5K video output, and 100W power delivery, simultaneously. Also, it is the only MacBook Pro/Air hub with two USB-C ports that support Power Delivery (PD) & Data (40Gbps/100W + 5Gbps/60W).HyperDrive works with the 2016/2017/2018 MacBook Pro and 2018 MacBook Air. The USB ports will not charge an iPad.Some Issues to NoteIf you are not looking to connect multiple monitors (beyond two), then this is the right tool for you. However, you will run into a problem should you want to connect three or more monitors to this hub. That’s because this hub only has one USB-C port that can carry a video signal. Or, if I connect more to it, at some point the charging capability diminishes.If I use all the devices I mentioned above, including the Time Machine drive, all at once, my MacBook Pro will turn off the outgoing power to one or more of the two USB-C ports. The lesson learned here is don’t use all the ports at one time even though there are eight there.A Nice AestheticWhile it is a utility, the hub still offers a pretty cool design aesthetic that looks good sitting next to my MacBook Pro. It’s made from aluminum and designed to complement that look of the MacBook Pro. You can choose from either space gray or silver.The hub sits at an angle when you have it attached to your MacBook Pro. Since it tends to dangle downwards, I found that it helps to get some adhesive pads to add to the bottom of the HyperDrive, so it lays flat.One word of caution is to be careful when you first get the hub and try to plug it into your MacBook Pro. It fits very tightly, so you don’t want to jam it into your laptop quickly. Instead, take some time to jiggle it in and out a few times as I found this loosened it up enough while still keeping a firm connection.The Best (and Worst) FeaturesThere are many things to like about the hub, including how it looks, its portability, and the convenience of plugging into two monitors at once. However, it tends to get overloaded, including not being able to handle when all the ports are in use at one time. Occasionally, gets overloaded if high-power devices are attached to the ports like additional monitors and hard drives. Also, the MacBook Pro won’t charge very well when there are two monitors connected to it.After trying other USB-C hubs, they all seem to be slightly less than perfect with various issues. However, this is a value-added, affordable choice if you are not looking to connect a ton of things to it. Just for its portability, this hub wins out over others on the market. Blueair 680i Air Purifier: Clean Air For Your H… Canvia Digital Art Turns Home and Office Walls … Related Posts