Category Real Estate

UFC Fighter Somehow Accidentally Knocks Himself Out

Jarrod “The Monkey God” Brooks lost his second UFC fight tonight because, well, he picked his opponent up and then fell on his head. Brooks was giving UFC debutante Jose Torres the business until the bizarre end to the fight. It was scored as a TKO win for Torres, who explained afterwards that he was trying to manipulate Brooks before he got slammed. Sure, but also, Brooks knocked himself out.

Here’s another angle.


Source Article

Read More

Amazon is selling facial recognition technology to law enforcement

May 23rd, 2018

Amazon is selling facial recognition technology to law enforcement

Privacy advocates want Amazon to stop selling a powerful new facial recognition tool to law enforcement across the country that can scan a large crowd and identify who is in it. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports for TODAY from Orlando, Florida, where police are testing out the system.

Source Article

Read More

Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Election Review; City Budget; NC Teacher March; More

Friday May 11, 2018

On the next Charlotte Talks local news roundup, the dust settles on the Primary election with some changes coming. We go beyond the results to what this might mean in November and beyond. CMS has decided to close school next Wednesday, so their teachers can march on Raleigh. Huntersville and Cornelius want to be added to HB 514 which would allow Matthews to start its own charter schools. And the proposed city budget is out with a tax increase to fund it. Mike Collins and a roundtable of reporters chimes in on those and other stories.

Clockwise from top left: Nick Ochsner, Gwendolyn Glenn, Deon Roberts, Erik Spanberg

The dust has settled from the primary election earlier this week, complete with plenty of upsets and incumbents losing their seats...

Read More

NFL Coaching Great Bill Cowher Selling Country Club Manse in Charlotte for $2.4M

For a guy who made his name as the hard-nosed coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bill Cowher’s taste in real estate is incredibly refined. The Super Bowl champ is selling his stylish home in Charlotte, NC, for $2.4 million.

From its refined interiors to the immaculately manicured lawns, the property is definitely not the television-lined man cave one might expect.

Built in 2008, the four-bedroom, 4.5-bath stately home sits on the 18th fairway of the Oaks at North Ridge Country Club. Cowher attended North Carolina State University and has maintained roots in the area.

The home’s more than 6,000 square feet of interiors are traditional but modern, painted in cool gray and white with beautiful, hardwood floors, tall, coffered ceilings, built-ins, and much more.

Recommended Video:

Error loadin...

Read More

Multiple people wanted in string of armed robberies in Charlotte

Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg police
Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg police


Several people are wanted in connection with a string of armed robberies that occurred over two days around the Charlotte area.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, multiple people robbed the Stars Arcade on South Boulevard at gunpoint around 5:11 p.m. on Friday. A victim told police that the robbers brandished a firearm while demanding property. The robbers then fled from the scene, police say.

A few hours later, several people robbed the Fish Hut Arcade on Wilkinson Boulevard around 11:16 p.m. A victim told police that several people entered the business and robbed him or her at gunpoint. The robbers then fled from the business, officers say.

On Saturday, the Computer B business in Equi...

Read More

Charlotte Knights: How To Get Tickets For Baseball Season Opener

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Charlotte Knights minor league baseball team will open the 2018 regular season on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark at 324 South Mint Street in Charlotte

The Knights 2018 home opener is against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The game will be feature a Magnet Schedule giveaway to the first 7,500 fans.

The season opener also lands on Thirsty Thursday, where fans will be able to purchase $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft drafts and $1 small sodas.

The 2018 season kickoff marks the fifth anniversary for the team at BB&T Ballpark, which has welcomed more than 3 million baseball fans through its gates, according to stadium officials.

(Sign up for our free daily newsletters and Breaking News Alerts for the Charlotte Patch...

Read More

Ronda Rousey Gets Thrown Through a Table by Stephanie McMahon on WWE Raw

The Authority had the last word with Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey on Monday during the final Raw before WrestleMania 34.

While the four were posing for photos after a brief back-and-forth, Triple H attacked Angle from behind. Rousey responded by choking Triple H before Stephanie McMahon picked her up and slammed her through one of the tables.

WWE shared a replay of the incident:


What goes around, COMES AROUND as @StephMcMahon puts @RondaRousey THROUGH A TABLE on the final #RAW before #WrestleMania! @TripleH @RealKurtAngle

McMahon’s biggest shot on Rousey may have come on the microphone, when she alluded to how Rousey handled her defeats to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes in UFC...

Read More

Canada Inflation Rate Accelerated in February to 2.2%

OTTAWA—Headline inflation in Canada rose at its fastest pace in more than three years in February, and measures of core inflation strengthened.

Canada’s consumer-price index rose 2.2% on a year-over-year basis in February, Statistics Canada said Friday, following a 1.7% advance in January. Market expectations were for a rise of 1.9% according to economists at Royal Bank of Canada.

On a month-over-month basis, prices rose 0.6% in February.

Meanwhile, the February report indicated underlying, or core, inflation strengthened in the month. Underlying prices rose in a range from 1.9% to 2.1%, based on the three preferred gauges used by the Bank of Canada for an average of 2%, versus the previous month’s 1.8% average.

The Bank of Canada sets policy to achieve and maintain 2% inflation...

Read More

Ranking metro Charlotte’s best places to live (SLIDESHOW) – Charlotte Business Journal

Where can one find metro Charlotte’s most desirable places to live?

Niche recently released rankings aimed at answering that question.

The Pittsburgh-based research and review site — also known for its rankings on K-12 schools and colleges — recently came out with its 2018 Best Places to Live in America report, which analyzes federal public data and user reviews to produce a thorough look on which communities boast the best qualities of life. Tega Cay, a small city about 20 miles south of Charlotte, registered as the top such place in South Carolina.

The process used by Niche to compile the rankings includes weighing more than a dozen factors and assigning grades in areas like cost of living, public schools, housing, crime and safety, jobs, nightlife, commute and outdoor activities...

Read More

WATCH: Julius Randle with a sweet up-and-under basket

With plays like this, Julius Randle may remain a Los Angeles Laker after all.

With Randle due to become a free agent this summer, the Lakers might be hard-pressed to allow him to walk as he continues to make an impact on the court. Check out this up-and-under layup by the fourth-year forward:

Randle is already up to 15 points and five rebounds in 16 minutes of playing time.

Due to a late run in the first half, the Lakers trail the San Antonio Spurs 49-48 with 2:53 remaining in the second quarter.

Source Article

Read More