Report: Pacers, Myles Turner agree to four-year extension

Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers have agreed to a four-year, $80-million contract extension, according to NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic. Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has agreed to a four-year, $80 million contract extension. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 15, 2018 ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the financial terms are still being worked out. Pacers President Kevin Pritchard and agent JR Hensley still working on a contract extension for center Myles Turner, both tell ESPN. Expectation is deal can get done before 6 PM ET deadline, but they’re still going back and forth on numbers for a 4-year deal in $70M-plus range. — Adrian… Read More

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The creator of one of the year’s most anticipated games is under fire for saying his employees worked ‘100-hour weeks’ to make it

Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser said his employees worked “100-hour weeks” to finish its highly anticipated game “Red Dead Redemption 2.” He was criticized for creating harsh working conditions, which critics say are widespread in the gaming industry. Houser clarified that only a few employees worked that much, and only for a few weeks. “Additional effort is a choice,” he said. Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser is under fire for saying the company’s latest game, “Red Dead Redemption 2,” cost its employees 100-hour workweeks to finish. “We were working 100-hour weeks,” Houser told New York magazine. That works out to 20 hours a day if the employees are working five… Read More

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A New Jersey man says he has eaten plain cheese pizza for dinner every night for the last 37 years

Mike Roman, a man from Hackensack, New Jersey, says he has eaten pizza for dinner every night for the last 37 years. In addition to his daily cheese slice, the 41-year-old teacher also eats a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. He said he’s healthy because “pizza has three of the four basic food groups.” A North Jersey man says that for the last 37 years, he has had pizza for dinner every night. Mike Roman, who is from Hackensack, New Jersey, went on Tom La Vecchia’s “New Theory” podcast to discuss his dietary habit. We first saw the story when the North Jersey Record reported it. Speaking to La Vecchia,… Read More

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Angel’s Landing featured as one of the 50 best trails in the world

SALT LAKE CITY ? Zion National Park has made a habit of “landing” on lists of must-see places. Most recently, the park received some love from Lonely Planet, a well-known travel guide publisher and website. In its new book “Epic Hikes of the World,” Lonely Planet highlights “50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions.” And what hike should land a featured spot in the North America section? Utah’s very own Angel’s Landing. “Epic Hikes of the World” gives a first-person account of each highlighted trail. The book features beautiful photographs and illustrated maps. Additionally, it contains trip planning advice and… Read More

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Jeff Bezos defends spending his Amazon billions on space travel

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos defended his pursuit of space travel with his Blue Origin rocket venture, telling a crowd at Wired’s 25th anniversary summit in San Francisco that it’s only by taking big risks and pursuing personal visions that humanity can progress in meaningful ways. Bezos became the world’s richest person in July, thanks largely to increases in Amazon’s stock price. He has since faced criticism for how he decides to spend his wealth, although the executive did just announce a $2 billion nonprofit initiative to fund public preschools for low-income communities. “I will not spend one minute of my life on anything that I don’t think is contributing to… Read More

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