Monday, August 15, 2016

Diver's surprise podium proposal turns all the Olympians into mush

The Olympics is often far more than just the medal tally. Countries coming together to compete sometimes find unity in special moments.

The winning divers from China and Italy shared a heartwarming moment on Sunday, as silver medallist He Zi received a surprise marriage proposal from her boyfriend, fellow Chinese diver Qin Kai.

Chinese diver Qin Kai proposes to silver medalist He Zi of China on the podium during the medal ceremony.

Chinese diver Qin Kai proposes to silver medalist He Zi of China on the podium during the medal ceremony.

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Just after the women's 3m springboard diving medals were given out, Qin went down on one knee while the global telecast was still going on. He covered her face in shock, as she started to appear visibly emotional. Read more...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Edmonton Oilers' Octane Cheerleading Squad Disbanded

When the Edmonton Oilers move into their new digs at Rogers Place later this year, they won't be bringing their cheerleaders with them.

The team is looking to move in a "new direction" when it comes to engaging fangs, the Oilers Entertainment group confirmed in a statement Tuesday.

Instead, both men and women will be invited to audition for the team's new “Orange and Blue Ice Crew.” The group would represent the Oilers organization at “games, events, and appearances throughout the community.”

In 2010, the Oilers became the first Canadian NHL franchise to have a cheerleading squad.

The Ottawa Senators are the only Canadian team who still have an in-house all-female cheer squad.

Read the full statement here:

Oilers Entertainment Group confirms the discontinuation of the Oilers Octane. The organization is looking for a new direction related to the fan experience, both in-game and in the community, as we head to Rogers Place for our inaugural season. Details will be announced in the coming weeks. We extend a sincere thank you to all members of Oilers Octane past and present, in particular Dr. Mailie Harris, for their contribution to the organization.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

ZTE's Axon 7 is a $400 champ that'll easily competes with Samsung

ZTE first made a splash with the Axon name last year by sending out mysterious press invites teasing what eventually became the Axon Pro

The Axon Pro was a respectable first attempt at a flagship-caliber, budget-friendly smartphone. But it ultimately had issues with overheating and wound up being forgettable.

After using the Axon 7 for a week, it's apparent ZTE took the lessons learned from the Axon Pro and applied them here. For a $399 unlocked phone, the Axon 7 punches way above its weight class and easily competes with phones that cost almost twice as much.

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