Mens basketball The only change after Ohio States win over Wisconsin confidence

Ohio State junior forward Jae’Sean Tate converts a layup as he was fouled in the first half against Wisconsin on Feb. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won 83-73. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Assistant Sports DirectorThe will or drive of a team is rooted in self belief. Without a belief or a vision, a team cannot achieve its goals.For a while, the Ohio State men’s basketball team didn’t have a vision, it didn’t have a moment that could spring a successful run as the season grows nye. Well, now OSU has both.The Buckeyes handily defeated the 16th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers at home Thursday night, 83-73, in their most complete game this season. Four players were in double figures, the bench scored 32 points and as a team, OSU outrebounded the Badgers by 13 and shot 63 percent (10-for-16) from 3-point range.All of that happened against the fourth best defense in the country.The players — sophomore guard C.J. Jackson in particular, who had a career-high 18 points Thursday — had been saying throughout a mentally taxing conference season that they believed there run of consecutive wins was just around the corner. Wisconsin might be the start of that, but that doesn’t necessarily mean OSU’s predicament has changed. The Buckeyes will likely still need to win the Big Ten tournament to make the NCAA Tournament, but at the very least, OSU finally has proof it can win games against top competition.“I feel like everybody was on the same page (on Thursday). We played hard. It seemed like we couldn’t miss,” junior forward Jae’Sean Tate said. “If we play like this the rest of the time and in the Big Ten tournament, I feel like we can win.”That type of language hadn’t been heard since the beginning of the season when winning the conference was seen as an attainable goal. Yes, the Buckeyes said things like, “There’s still a long way to go,” and “Anything can happen” after losses, but maybe what OSU needed was the reality of winning a game that many didn’t believe it had a prayer in.So it begs the question, why can’t OSU always play like this?“I wish we could (always play like this) and for now on I hope we can,” Tate said. “We just got to build from it.”The game was equally important for OSU coach Thad Matta, who has been dealt an unprecedented amount of criticism this year. The 13-year OSU coach was already the most winningest coach in school history and became the most tenured coach in school history on Thursday night.He has not been one to ever focus, or truly care, about what outsiders say, but there’s no denying that critics will think twice about scolding the 13-year OSU coach after the Wisconsin win.“I’m sure there’s a lot of people that wouldn’t be pissed off if I didn’t come back (tomorrow),” Matta said. “But I say that from a standpoint of I guess that’s a tremendous feat, but I kind of like the most wins more than the most games to be honest with you.”While nothing on the winning side has come naturally to the Buckeyes this season, they had the answers on Thursday night. Each answer paved the path to success. There remains a long way to go for them, but the Buckeyes saw what their best looks like and that could be a motivator with two games remaining before the conference tournament.“We haven’t seen it a whole lot,” Matta said. “Everybody sort of did there part. When you’re making shots, it probably helps your cause … I hope these guys got a good taste of what it feels like to win a game.” read more

Ohio fans accustomed to disappointment mediocrity

I grew up watching great high school football in Cleveland: St. Ignatius, St. Edward, Glenville, and even the big Cincinnati schools like St. Xavier and Elder. All these teams were excellent, but I was an Edward’s girl through and through. I love seeing players that I watched in high school play first for top-notch college teams and occasionally the NFL. I knew the kind of talent drinking Lake Erie water can get you. But, when St. Ed’s started to decline after my senior year, I wasn’t surprised. Why? Because I’m an Ohio fan.Being an Ohio fan means getting used to disappointment. As a Clevelander, I’ve had teams that were this close to making history. The Cavs’ trip to the semifinals last season or the Indians’ bids for the World Series in the mid ‘90s were the most poignant disappointments in my memory. Though I was heartbroken when these teams inevitably lost, I was secretly expecting to be disappointed. Why? Because I’m an Ohio fan — and every year is a rebuilding year for us. There is always a “next year” for the Ohio fan.This “next year” attitude encourages mediocrity in both the fans and the players. Look at our own Ohio State football team, it seems to me that they only play as well as their opponent. Against the University of Spoiled Children, our Buckeyes truly rose to the occasion, and almost won, too. But against teams like Toledo and Illinois I felt like we held back, even though our starters stayed in for most of the game. The Bucks don’t play every game like it’s the big game; if they did, it would lead us to winning seasons, to national championships and could even elevate Tressel to the hallowed level of Woody Hayes.Mediocrity is not limited to the Buckeyes, but is an epidemic in the NFL, too. Look at the Browns vs. Bengals game this weekend. Aside from some excellent running by Josh Cribbs and some good interceptions and throws by Cinci, it was a choke-off. It almost ended in a tie for crying out loud — a tie in professional football! Did you know that could happen? I didn’t, and neither did some of the players. If the Bengals’ kicker had missed the field goal, it would have happened. The two pro-football teams in Ohio would have tied each other in yet another demonstration of our state’s mediocrity.Yes, I’m bashing Ohio teams with all the rage of a scorned lover. That’s the key word, though: lover. I will never stop rooting for my Browns, my Indians, my Cavaliers and most of all my Buckeyes, even when I inevitably leave Ohio. I want them to be amazing, to startle the pundits who talk endlessly about Tim Tebow and Brett Favre (who really aren’t that good. Just saying). I want us to win national championships and Super Bowls. Heck,I’d just like for us to have good seasons. I’m a true Ohio fan, in good times and bad, but I’d like an end to year after year of bad and a lot more good. read more

Five questions to ask about Ohio State – Minnesota

1. What is the state of the Minnesota football program? It’s rare for college football coaches to be fired mid-season. But Minnesota bucked that trend earlier this month. On Oct. 17, Minnesota fired coach Tim Brewster after the Golden Gophers’ 1-6 start. In a little more than three-and-a-half seasons as coach, Brewster went 15-30, including 6-21 in the Big Ten. Offensive coordinator Jeff Horton is now interim head coach. 2. Does Adam Weber pose problems for a banged-up Buckeye secondary? Last week, Weber joined the company of former Big Ten greats in the 10,000 career-passing-yards club. In recent weeks, the Golden Gophers have been throwing the ball extensively. Weber has averaged 47 passing attempts in the last two games. In three career games against Ohio State, Weber has averaged 177 passing yards a game while throwing two touchdowns and four interceptions. Despite those average numbers, OSU coach Jim Tressel holds Weber in high regard. “We had him in youth camp. I thought he was outstanding then, and 10,000 yards later I think he’s still outstanding,” Tressel said. “He’s a competitor.” 3. Has Ross Homan’s injury opened the door for the next star Buckeye linebacker? Remember back in 2005 when senior standout linebacker Bobby Carpenter broke his leg against Michigan and true freshman James Laurinaitis stepped in for him and didn’t miss a beat? Andrew Sweat is delivering a repeat performance in 2010 while Ross Homan is mending a foot injury. In the last two games, Sweat had 16 tackles, two tackles for loss, an interception, a forced fumble and a pass break-up. 4. Is Terrelle Pryor out of the Heisman race? The smart money says that with Auburn’s Cam Newton and Oregon’s LaMichael James putting up impressive numbers week after week, along with Boise State’s Kellen Moore’s sustained excellence throughout the season, Pryor’s Heisman campaign might be postponed until 2011. Although he’s not completely out of the race yet (Pryor ranks in the top 12 in the nation in touchdown passes and quarterback rating), he will need monster efforts in each of the final four regular season games to put himself back into the discussion. 5. After struggling at Illinois and losing at Wisconsin, will OSU’s road struggles continue against Minnesota? The Golden Gophers are hardly intimidating at 1-7 overall and 0-4 in the Big Ten. They are 7-42 in program history against OSU, their worst record against any Big Ten opponent. But consider this: No current Buckeye has played at TCF Bank Stadium, which opened Sept. 12, 2009. OSU always gets every Big Ten opponent’s best shot and the Golden Gophers will be amped to play under the lights Saturday night. Tressel said he hasn’t been disappointed by his team’s play on the road so far, but agreed that his squad’s two previous performances away from Ohio Stadium have left room for improvement. “I haven’t looked at our two trips and said, ‘I don’t think they were focused’ or ‘I don’t think they understood’ or ‘they let the crowd get to them,’” Tressel said. “But do we need to play better on the road? Absolutely.” read more

Successful switch Former tight end Reid Fragel settles in at right tackle

Reid Fragel was a tight end in his first three seasons with the Ohio State football team, so it should come as no surprise that his transition to right tackle in his senior season has been a challenge.Fragel said he finally felt comfortable, however, in the Buckeyes’ fourth game of the season, a 29-15 victory against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Saturday.“I think so far that’s the best I’ve played at tackle,” Fragel said.This week, however, Fragel prepares for what could be a much greater challenge, as the Buckeyes travel to East Lansing, Mich., to play the No. 20 Michigan State Spartans in their Big Ten opener at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Against the Spartans, Fragel will be lining up primarily against Spartans defensive end William Gholston, who was an All-Big Ten second-team selection in 2011.“He’s got length,” Fragel said of Gholston. “I think that’s his main weapon, he likes to use his hands a lot and uses his reach. He’s quick off the ball, he’s got size, too, so it’ll be a good challenge for us.”The MSU game will be a homecoming for Fragel as well. For the first time in his OSU career, Fragel will have the opportunity to play in East Lansing, Mich., which is located less than 100 miles from Fragel’s home town of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.“That’s a game I’ve been looking forward to for a while,” Fragel said. “Obviously that’s my home state, so (I’ve) got some friends and family up there that will be at the game.”Fragel caught 14 passes over the course of three years playing tight end, but he became a starter for the first time after converting to right tackle and winning a position battle over freshman Taylor Decker in fall camp.Coach Urban Meyer listed Fragel as one of the offensive players who graded out as “champions” for his performance against UAB, and gave him praise during Monday’s press conference.“(Fragel) played his best game as a Buckeye,” Meyer said. “Best game of the year, really best game of his career.”Two of Fragel’s fellow starters on the OSU offense echoed Meyer’s sentiments.“We’ve seen a lot of guys step up,” said senior fullback Zach Boren. “Reid Fragel played the best game I’ve ever seen him play since he’s been here this past year.”Redshirt junior Corey Linsley said he felt similarly.“It was an awesome showing for Reid,” Linsley said. “It was great because everybody knows on the team Reid has so much talent. He’s huge, and he’s got athleticism, more athleticism than anybody, and it was great to see him finally use all of his potential.”Linsley said it was clear before Saturday’s game even started that Fragel came into the game with more energy than usual.“Even before the game, I knew it was going to be his best game,” Linsley said.Fragel said he “tried to be a little bit more energetic” on Saturday.“I knew we had to come out a lot harder and play with a little more tempo,” Fragel said. “I kind of just tried to help out I guess, and provide some energy.”Linsley said Fragel’s performance stood out during the highlight film that Meyer showed the entire team on Sunday.“They showed that film yesterday of the offense cutting through the defense and it was basically just a Reid Fragel highlight show,” Linsley said. “He was smiling all day yesterday, and high-fiving everybody, it was great to see him finally do that.”Fragel said it was a “good feeling” to be acknowledged for his positive plays in the UAB game, but also recognized that he has to continue to improve for the team’s upcoming game against the Spartans.“I know there was some things that I watched aside from that film that I need to correct, get better and improve for Michigan State,” Fragel said. “Not to downplay UAB at all, but the athletes that Michigan State have, we’re going to need to execute a lot better.”Linsley said playing against Gholston will be a great opportunity for Fragel to shine.“I think that’s even a better opportunity to take what he learned from this game, and to just put it in action against a really good player,” Linsley said. read more

Rep Duncan D Hunter urges Trump to block potential Qualcomm sale

first_img Posted: February 23, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCongressmember Duncan D. Hunter joined Good Morning San Diego for a two-part interview to discuss important national and local issues. Qualcomm is a huge economic driver for the San Diego economy and “has a chip in almost every smartphone in the world,” said Hunter.In a letter to President Trump, Hunter strongly justified his position against allowing Broadcom to successfully purchase Qualcomm, saying “the potential impacts on U.S. security in critical situations are numerous.”Friday afternoon, Representative Duncan D. Hunter tweeted out his letter to President Trump justifying his request to order a National Security review. Mike McKinnon III, Mike McKinnon III February 23, 2018 Rep. Duncan D. Hunter urges Trump to block potential Qualcomm sale Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Duncan Hunter FacebookTwitter Need to watch Broadcom Ltd proposed takeover of Qualcomm. Ifallowed to occur, this would create a significant national security problem andcould mean the loss of thousands of jobs here in SD. Read my letter toPresident Trump urging him to order a national security review: pic.twitter.com/upyYdpQinf— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) February 23, 2018 Updated: 3:07 PMlast_img read more

UAEs first Hindu temple will be open to all religions All you

first_imgUAE’s Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Indian Prime Minister Narendra ModiTwitterThe United Arab Emirates will receive its first Hindu temple after the foundation stone for the Hindu holy place was laid in Abu Mureikha, on the outskirts of the Middle Eastern city on the UAE – Abu Dhabi highway.”Just as it’s important to have your parents present, it will be invaluable to get the blessings of our gods and deities when you get married. We will have the opportunity to do this in the country we consider home. For us having the temple here is like marrying of the two cultures because our ceremonies can take place here,” Sonali Patel, a resident of Dubai was quoted as saying by The National.A devotee joins in a ‘mahapuja’ or prayer service along with Hindu priests @BAPS and thousands of others at the ‘shilanyas’ or foundation stone laying ceremony for the UAE’s first traditional Hindu temple on Saturday @TheNationalUAE pic.twitter.com/uQp8WQ8qR4— Ramola Talwar Badam (@ramolatalwar) April 20, 2019The stone laying ceremony or the ‘Shilanyas Vidhi’ took place on April 20, Saturday, on the land where the temple will be built on. This land was gifted to the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. He is also Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.’Shilanyas Vidhi’ will be conducted by Mahant Swami Maharaj, the leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha will oversee the construction of the temple.It will a four-hour ceremony. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Tolerance are some of the members of the UAE royal family who will be in attendance. Along with them, many worshippers also will be present for the function.The Swami Maharaj and his entourage flew into UAE from India on Thursday. They were received by the Sheikh Nahyan. The pink sandstones which will make the temple structure will be flown into the kingdom from Rajasthan. According to a report by The National, over 2000 craftsmen in India will be employed to design the structure and ship to the UAE. The report also claims that the concerned authorities will make sure that the material chosen will be able to handle the Middle Eastern summer since the mercury will rise to almost 50 degrees Celsius.Marketed as a centre for all faiths, anyone can visit the temple which will be ready by 2020. “The significance is tremendous as it will provide a community home to Hindus and Non-Hindus alike,” Swami Brahmavihari was quoted as saying in the report.The temple can also serve as a tourist hotspot and have multiple features such as an exhibition, prayer rooms, learning areas, play areas for children, a restaurant which will serve vegetarian food as well as a gift shop.last_img read more

Jessore journos throat slashed

first_imgA journalist sustained severe injuries as a group of miscreants slashed his throat in Jessore’s Sadar upazila on Thursday, reports UNB.The victim is Ananda Das, 55, the assignment editor of local daily ‘The Dainik Protidiner Kotha’. Son of Shibpada Das, he was residing at Shashthitala of the district town.Quoting the victim, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station AKM Azmal Huda said three unidentified young men took him to Chanchra Harinar Beel from terminal area in the afternoon. However, he could not recall what had happened later.On the other hand, Anup Basu, a relative of Ananda, said he came to know around 6:00pm that miscreants left the journalist in the Chanchra Harinar Beel area.Later, he with the help of locals rescued Ananda and took him to the Jessore 250-bed General Hospital.Farazi Ahmed Sayeed Bulbul, acting editor of the local daily, said a group of hoodlums tried to kill Ananda.However, it was still not clear why the miscreants carried out the attack on the journalist, said Bulbul.last_img read more

Highlevel USN Korea nuclear talks get underway

first_imgUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departs after meeting with North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol in New York, US, on 30 May 2018. Photo: ReutersHigh-ranking officials of the United States and North Korea met in New York late on Wednesday in the first of two days of talks about the future of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme and a possible summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol, a close aide of North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, met for about 90 minutes over dinner and exited without providing any detailed remarks to reporters waiting outside.Pompeo would only say that the dinner “was great” and that the two men dined on “American beef.”It was not yet known whether the two men made any progress toward narrowing long-standing differences between Washington and Pyongyang that could end decades of hostile relations.Earlier in the day, the White House left open the possibility of a Trump-Kim summit on 12 June in Singapore, despite Trump’s cancellation of the meeting just days ago.As the dinner was underway inside an apartment on New York’s East Side, just south of the United Nations, a senior State Department official separately briefed reporters on the high-level talks that were underway.Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee, “are trying to get to know each other” following their two initial meetings this year in North Korea, said the US official who asked not to be identified.The official added that before any summit between the two leaders can occur, Pyongyang is “going to have to make clear what they are willing to do” amid demands from Washington that North Korea permanently end its nuclear weapons program.Trump, the official said, “can make a fly or no-fly decision anytime he wants,” referring to the possible unprecedented Singapore summit.If not enough progress is made to lead to a productive meeting between Trump and Kim Jung Un, the official said, “We will ramp up the pressure on them and we’ll be ready for the day that hopefully they are ready.”Shortly before Wednesday’s dinner, Pompeo repeated the Trump administration’s bottom-line demand:“Looking forward to meeting with Kim Yong Chol in New York to discuss @Potus potential summit with Chairman Kim. We are committed to the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula @StateDept,” Pompeo said in a Twitter post.Trump last week called off the summit after North Korea expressed anger at comments by senior US officials. But Trump later said he was reconsidering his position and US, North Korean and South Korean officials have gone ahead with summit preparations.The White House said on Wednesday that negotiations at the demilitarised zone along the border between North and South Korea for the summit were going well.Separately on Wednesday at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii, Admiral Harry Harris, the outgoing head of US Pacific Command who is Trump’s pick to be the ambassador to South Korea, said North Korea remained the United States’ most imminent threat. “And a nuclear-capable North Korea with missiles that can reach the United States is unacceptable,” Harris said.Earlier, a US official said negotiations about the summit’s agenda have so far been slow going, and the two fundamental issues, the definition of North Korean denuclearisation and whether both sides would take actions at the same time or separately, remained unsettled.‘Denuclearisation’Trump has sworn not to allow North Korea to develop nuclear missiles that could hit the United States and wants North Korea to “denuclearise,” or get rid of its nuclear arms.But the leadership in Pyongyang is believed to regard nuclear weapons as crucial to its survival and has rejected unilaterally disarming.The Trump administration, according to US officials, has left open the possibility of North Korea eventually getting US aid and investments if Pyongyang agrees to complete denuclearisation.North Korea’s position going into the meetings with Pompeo was that a pledge of denuclearisation alone should open the way to economic relief, said the official who briefed reporters earlier on Wednesday and spoke on condition of anonymity.South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted Seoul’s Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon as saying in a speech on Wednesday that the differences between North Korea and the United States on the denuclearisation issue remained “quite significant” and it would not be easy to narrow the gap.However, Cho added that the engagement of the leaders of the two countries meant “chances are high that common ground can be found.”Kim Yong Chol is the most senior North Korean official to meet top officials for talks in the United States since Jo Myong Rok, a vice marshal, met then-president Bill Clinton at the White House in 2000.A former military spy chief, he has played a central role in the thaw in relations over the past six months between North Korea and South Korea, as well as the United States.North Korea defends its nuclear and missile programs as a deterrent against what it sees as US ambitions to overthrow its leadership and unite the Korean Peninsula. The United States stations 28,500 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the 1950-1953 Korean War.last_img read more

Sony TVs show highend color via quantum dot tech

first_img Citation: Sony TVs show high-end color via quantum dot tech (2013, January 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-01-sony-tvs-high-end-quantum-dot.html “By integrating QD Vision’s “Color IQ” optical component with Sony’s unique display technologies, our Bravia television sets achieve significantly wider color gamut, that provides a far more natural and vivid viewing experience,” said Masashi Imamura, President, Home Entertainment and Sound Business Group, of Sony, in a press statement. QD Vision’s technology works with major LCD applications, including LCD TVs, LCD monitors and mobile displays. The technology harnesses the unique light-emitting properties of quantum dots, which is a class of nanomaterials. The approach used by QD Vision increases the range of colors that an LCD television can display by about 50 percent, allowing for purer colors. QD Vision describes itself as a nanomaterials product company delivering advanced display and lighting solutions, and it has been working to commercialize the technology advances it made at MIT some years ago. Its edge is as, in its words, “the only quantum dot company solely focused on displays and lighting.” The co-founders have worked on their technology along with scientific advisors, MIT professors Vladimir Bulovic and Moungi Bawendi, who the company said ” is considered the father of quantum dot technology.” Bawendi’s work has been focused on uses for quantum dots as alternatives to fluorescent organic dyes and proteins for labeling, imaging, and monitoring biological systems and for better understanding and battling cancer.Technology Review, explaining how QD Vision technology translates into a Sony TV viewing experience, noted how in LCD televisions, each pixel is illuminated from behind by a white backlight, and different colors are created by changing the amount of light allowed to pass through three different filters. QD Vision’s technology eliminates the white backlight and uses quantum dots to enhance the backlight. It starts with a conventional blue LED, which produces pure blue light. The blue light stimulates two kinds of quantum dots that emit pure green and pure red. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Quantum-dot LED screens may soon rival OLEDs and LCDs (Phys.org)—Sony’s Bravia LCD TVs, in selected models, have incorporated quantum dot technology to boost sales of these high-end televisions by featuring exceptionally high-end color. The technology is from the Massachusetts-based company, QD Vision, and that technology involves nanoscale particles known as quantum dots. They are to significantly improve color viewing for the new Sony TVs.center_img Explore further © 2013 Phys.org Color IQ promo last_img read more

Original Apple Computer Could Fetch 600000 at Upcoming Auction

first_img A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents’ garage in 1976 for $600 will hit the auction block in December, where it is expected to fetch more than half a million dollars, Christie’s said on Monday.The so-called Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer, named after its original owner Charles Ricketts and being sold on Dec. 11, is the only known surviving Apple-1 documented as having been sold directly by Jobs, then just 21, to an individual from the Los Altos, California family home, Christie’s said.”It all started with the Apple-1 and with this particular machine,” said Andrew McVinish, Christie’s director of decorative arts.”When you see a child playing with an iPad or iPhone, not too many people know that it all started with the Apple-1,” he added. “So to be able to own a machine that started the digital revolution is a very powerful attraction.”The computer is being sold by Robert Luther, a Virginia collector who bought it in 2004 at a police auction of storage locker goods without knowing all the details of its history.”I knew it had been sold from the garage of Steve Jobs in July of 1976, because I had the buyer’s canceled check,” Luther wrote on a kickstarter page soliciting funding for a book on the machine’s history.”My computer had been purchased directly from Jobs, and based on the buyers address on the check, he lived four miles from Jobs.”In 1999, the Ricketts Apple-1 was acquired by Bruce Waldack, an entrepreneur who had just sold his company, DigitalNation. Waldack eventually lost his fortune, left the country and died in 2007. The Ricketts Apple-1 was auctioned at a self-storage facility in Virginia, where Luther purchased it.An Apple-1 expert serviced and started the computer, running the standard original software program, Microsoft BASIC, and an original Apple-1 Star Trek game to test it out, Christie’s said.The computer will be sold with the canceled check from the original garage purchase on July 27, 1976 made out to Apple Computer by Charles Ricketts for $600, which Ricketts later labeled as “Purchased July 1976 from Steve Jobs in his parents’ garage in Los Altos”.A second canceled check for $193 from Aug. 5, 1976 is labeled “Software NA Programmed by Steve Jobs August 1976.” The checks were used as evidence for the city of Los Altos to designate the Jobs family home on Crist Drive for eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.Last month, the Henry Ford organization paid $905,000 at auction for one of the few remaining Apple-1 computers, which was more than twice the pre-sale estimate.Fewer than 50 original Apple-1s are believed to be in existence of the few hundred originally produced.(Editing by Patricia Reaney, Bernard Orr) Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Reuters 3 min read November 3, 2014 Register Now »last_img read more