Vladimir Putin Worlds Most Powerfull Man

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The power of a head of state is determined both by the country’s strength and the capacity he or she has to exercise that power, unilaterally, unconstrained by other institutions, parties and political forces. And combining those two metrics, it’s easy to see why Vladimir Putin rises to the top of list.
Putin has created what he calls a “vertical of power,” something unlike any we see in other great nations. As the Russian chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov — himself a harsh critic of Putin — has noted, the entire structure of Russian political power rests on one man. When the czar died, you knew the structure that would endure and the process by which his successor, his son, would be elevated. When the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party died, the Standing Committee and the Politburo would select his successor. But when Putin dies — I almost wrote if — what will happen? No one knows.
To understand Putin, you have to understand Russia. The last hundred years for that country have seen the fall of the monarchy, the collapse of democracy, the great depression, World War II with its tens of millions of Russians dead, Stalin’s totalitarian brutalities, the collapse of communism, the breakup of the Soviet Union, and Boris Yeltsin’s years of chaos and corruption.

Then comes Vladimir Putin, who ushers in stability and, in popular perception, rising standards of living and increasing prominence and respect in the world. That respect is important.
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Russians have immense national pride. Russia is the largest country on the planet — 48 times larger than Germany and encompassing 11 time zones that straddle Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Russia is also a rich country, containing some of the largest deposits of raw materials, from oil and natural gas to nickel and aluminum. Culturally, it has often thought of itself as the third Rome, preserving Christianity even as Rome and Byzantium fell to the Barbarians.

Putin understands Russia. But he also understands the world. He is not foolish enough to make a frontal assault on America or Europe. Instead, he knows how to use power asymmetrically, with cyber tools and disinformation.
He also understands the vulnerabilities of free societies — their internal divisions and discord, and their gaping openness. He understands the fragility of institutions like the European Union and ideas like integration and diversity.

In other words, Vladimir Putin understands us very well. But all that begs an important question: Do we — and does Donald Trump — really understand him?

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10 RARE SUBARU’S EVER BUILT

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1954, Subaru has produced millions of cars worldwide, with many models having production runs of fewer than a thousand units. Below I’ve listed some of those Subaru vehicles that are rare, strange or otherwise unknown.

1. Subaru FE Coupe





STI stands for Subaru Tecnica International, WRX stands for World Rally X, with the X meaning ‘cross’ or ‘experimental’ (depending on who you ask). FE? That stands for Fuel Economy, and the incredibly efficient FE was rated at 33 mpg city and 50 mpg highway. Yes, Subaru was beating the 2015 Toyota Prius’ 48 highway miles per gallon in 1979. The 1.6 liter, horizontally opposed four cylinder was fitted with a “transistorized ignition”, with an increased compression ratio, a redesigned camshaft and new combustion chamber design. Options at the time included an AM/FM stereo, tape system and a CB radio. Rarity: So low I can’t find anything on the Internet about it.

2. Subaru Impreza WRX STi Spec C Type RA-R



Subaru absolutely loves the alphabet, and if you haven’t seen my parody video on this topic, check it out Subaru Impreza Wrx Sti Spec Type RA-R Video That video was inspired in part by the Impreza WRX STi Spec C Type RA-R. This rare 320 horsepower, 318 lb ft of torque monster was released in 2006 with only 300 making it to production. That’s even more rare than the Impreza 22B. The year it was released, the STi Spec C Type RA-R came at an asking price of 4,284,000 Yen, which is $35,685 in today’s marketplace. A quick google search finds one for sale at $37,382 in Britain. If you bought one, good investment!

3. Subaru FF-1

According to Subaru, the FF-1 was the first front-wheel drive car to come out of Japan and the first to use Subaru’s four-cylinder Boxer engine. Offered from 1969 to 1972, the FF-1 was available in two-door, four-door and a wagon models. A few enthusiasts over on NASIOC have saved a couple of these FF-1s from the junkyard, like SubieGal with her 1970 FF-1 and Kostamojen with his FF-1. The FF-1 was powered by Subaru’s 1.1-liter EA-61 engine, pushing out 65 horsepower and 61 pound feet of torque. According to many, this is the rarest Subaru you can find in the US.

4. Subaru Impreza Casa Blanca

Possibly the ugliest, most vile Subaru ever conceived, the Casa Blanca was a car based around the 1999-2000 Impreza. According to Jalopnik, the Casa Blanca was designed during a retro car craze over in Japan. The front fascia design works well on its own, but when paired with the rally-inspired look of the first generation Impreza wagon, it makes me want to nuke it from orbit. The rear end design was mailed in too. The designers simply took out the taillights and plopped in new ones. 5,000 of these Japan-only monsters were ever made and as far as I know, no one has been crazy enough to bring one state-side. The Casa Blanca was not even worth the work it took to manufacture it.

5. Subaru 360

This adorable little munchkin is the Subaru 360, a model introduced by Subaru in 1958. It took a decade for the 360 to make its way to America where it went on sale at an affordable $1,297 (around $9,000 when adjusted for 2015 inflation). Not exactly rare for the time, Subaru produced 392,000 of these rear-engined, two-door cars over a 12 year run. The 360 was powered by a two-cylinder, two-stroke engine churning out a neck snapping 22 horsepower. Although it was underpowered by today’s standards, it weighed only 900 pounds and achieved 66.3 miles per gallon. That’s LA to New York on only 41.8 gallons of gas! With today’s gas prices, that’s a cross-country road trip for $87. (Sidenote: Gas prices averaged $0.35 per gallon in 1970, so that road trip would have cost you less than $15 in gas back then.) Rarity in the US? 10,000 of the Sport model were sold in the US, how many are still running, unknown.

6. Subaru Legacy 2.5GT spec.B

Offered from 2006-2009, the spec.B was a rare performance-based Legacy with a turbocharged 2.5-liter, with 241 torque and 243 horsepower. In some ways, it’s the closest US fans have ever seen to a production model Legacy STi. Other upgrades over the Legacy GT included a six-speed manual transmission, DVD-based navigation and a Momo steering wheel. According to the Internets, only around 1,000 were ever produced. Car and Driver tested the $34,620 car in 2006 and felt that it was a little spendy and fell short option-wise when compared to other cars in its price group. Hey, you can’t put a price on rarity.

7. Subaru Sambar

Not exactly rare overseas, the Sambar has been a staple in Japan since 1961. The original Sambar microvan/microtruck was created as an option for Subaru 360 buyers that wanted to carry small loads. The Sambar was first powered by a tiny 356cc two-stroke engine paired with a 3-speed manual transmission and offered in van and pickup truck variations. Today, the 2015 Subaru Sambar is powered by a 3-cylinder, 660cc engine offered in both 2WD and 4WD variants. There are a handful of the old model stateside currently, with more than a few being turned into Volkswagen Bus replicas.

8. Subaru Impreza UK300

As the name suggests, the UK300 had a limited run of only 300 units. According to NorthUrsalia.com, the UK300 was a Prodrive project on the old Bugeye Impreza. A Prodrive Performance Package was added, as well as a couple exterior and interior design enhancements.

9. S201

Another one for the “kill it with fire” books, the S201 was based around the first generation Impreza with a seriously awful body kit. The spoiler may be the worst in existence. It wasn’t just all show and no go, since it came with a 2.0 liter with 300 horsepower and 260 torque. According to NorthUrsalia.com, the S201 was based around the Electra One concept. No one knows how many are still around, but maybe that just helps us forget about it.

10. 1998 Impreza 22B STI Coupe

No rare Subaru list is complete without the holy grail of Subarus, the 22B. Easily my favorite Subaru ever, the 22B came with a closed-deck 2.2 liter with 278 horsepower. What separates the 22B from the rest of Subaru’s fleet is the incredible widebody kit and the nearly bulletproof engine. Only 424 were ever produced and, as of this writing, I’m only aware of 2 being in the States. The 22B is truly Subaru’s greatest masterpiece.

Bonus: One more, and possibly the rarest “recent” model.

The Unicorn, the Acadia Green 1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS


US models of the 2.5RS were produced from 1998 – 2001 and had a production run of 14,033. In 1998, only 1,680 were available. 700 of those 1,680 were in Rally Blue. Those in Acadia Green? Less than 250. That’s why this car is considered the Unicorn among Subaru enthusiast circles

The Ultimate Subaru WRX STI

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When it comes to motorsports, the Isle of Man (IOM) punches well above its weight class. Geographically small and sparsely populated, the 221-square-mile plot of earth quietly nestled between Ireland and England is, in some ways, understandably low-key. For two weeks each year, though, a spotlight in the form of one of the world’s most storied motorcycle races illuminates the isle’s rolling hills, narrow streets and towering cliffs.

The Tourist Trophy (TT) race doubles Man’s population, floods the nation with capital and strings together one of the most arduous road courses ever conceived. For over a century, motorcycle riders have risked life and limb howling along a 37.7-mile loop for competitive glory and the viewing pleasure of spectators.
In 2011, Subaru and Isle of Man native Mark Higgins disrupted this two-wheeled ecosystem by sending a lightly modified WRX STI around the course in just under 20 minutes, breaking the 21-year vehicle lap record. Just three years later, the Manxman (local lingo for an Isle of Man inhabitant) and Subaru returned with a new 2015 WRX STI to shed another 41 seconds from the record.
This year, Subaru decided to raise the bar. Placing confidence once again in Higgins, the automaker partnered with UK motorsport engineering group Prodrive and Subaru Tecnica International to develop a racecar tailor-made to the IOM TT circuit.

The standard Subaru WRX STI is a remarkable piece of engineering: 305 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque power all four wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. The 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine wastes not an ounce of power, thanks to the Subaru front and rear limited-slip differentials and a Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD). Combined with Brembo brakes and a sport-tuned suspension, the stock 2016 WRX STI inhales all types of road surfaces.

At the Isle of Man, however, the WRX STI was destined to be pushed beyond its original limits. Enter Prodrive. In mere months, Prodrive transformed a stock WRX STI into a purpose-built racecar that could handle the TT’s 200-plus corners, elevation changes and geographically compromised road surfaces.

. Interior of the 2016 IOM TT Challenge WRX STI.

The differences between a standard WRX STI and the 2016 TT Challenge Car begin under the hood. While the production engine block remains, every other powertrain component has been uniquely formed. Prodrive developed a tailored crankshaft, intercooler, rods, pistons, gaskets, cams and other internals, with a resulting 2.0 liters of displacement. A larger diameter turbocharger from Garrett®was then added to deliver torque between 4,250 and 8,500 rpm. This setup allows Higgins to keep his foot planted for longer without worrying that thrust will unsettle the car midcorner.

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Mated to the 600-hp motor is Prodrive’s Xtrac 6-speed semi-automatic sequential gearbox. While most drivers prefer a pair of steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, Higgins requested a single paddle. In addition to the transmission’s 24-millisecond gear changes, the H-pattern can offer more efficient shifting than linear layouts.

Though the IOM car shares the bones of the WRX STI, its suspension geometry has more in common with a WRC rally car. Four-way adjustable dampers, links, struts, sway bars, cross members and other components are designed to soak up the IOM’s punishing roads while providing the stiffness required for cornering stability. Aiding the suspension’s struggle for traction is a hydraulic active center differential and beefier front and rear limited-slip differentials. Rounding out the racecar’s grip-hoarding hardware is a set of 6-piston AP Racing aluminum brake calipers and 355 mm two piece discs.



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Driver-controlled actuated rear wing via a wheel-mounted button.

While the thunder of the Challenge Car’s straight-pipe exhaust hints at its modified menace, its inflated bodywork is equally imposing. A stripped-down cabin, lightweight doors and fenders, and other lightweight materials make it 812 pounds lighter than a standard WRX STI. Downforce is amplified thanks to a jutting, wooden front splitter; hydraulic, driver-controlled rear wing; large air inlets on the hood; and air channels along the body. Speaking of that rear wing, Higgins articulates its movement via a steering wheel-mounted button, increasing or decreasing its pitch in fractions of a second. On straights, the wing is lowered to reduce drag, but under hard braking or cornering, raising the spoiler increases traction. Finally, Prodrive installed a high-strength steel FIA-spec safety cage.

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Golden State Warriors Ride Kevin Durant MVP As they win The N.B.A. Championship

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Golden State Warriors Ride Kevin Durant to the N.B.A. Championship
Golden State’s Kevin Durant celebrated near Cleveland’s Kevin Love and J.R. Smith after defeating the Cavaliers in Game 5.
After the Golden State Warriors failed to finish off the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year’s N.B.A. finals, blowing a 3-1 lead in the series, they knew they needed to get better if they wanted to go from a one-time title winner to a dynasty. So the team aggressively pursued superstar Kevin Durant in free agency. The former M.V.P. was worth every penny, leading the Warriors to their second championship in three years.

Durant, who became just the sixth player in N.B.A. history to score 30 or more points in each game of a finals, had 39 in the series-clinching Game 5 victory. He proved his value all over the court with dominant play inside, great outside shooting and tenacious defense as the Warriors beat the Cavaliers 129-120.

In a tear-filled interview on the court after the game, Durant said he had not slept in two days and was anxious and jittery prior to the game, but all of that was over now.

“We prevailed,” Durant said. “We’re champions and we did it on our own floor.”

Durant called James, who had 41 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists in the loss, the only person he has looked at since 2012 in terms of competition. He also joked that they were now even in finals after James’s Miami Heat had beaten Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder in that 2012 season.

Despite the series lasting just five games, the Cavaliers put quite a scare in the Warriors by nearly winning Game 3, dominating Golden State in Game 4, and then playing them hard until the final minutes of Game 5. LeBron James averaged a triple-double for the series, Kyrie Irving was at his absolute best, but they were simply outgunned as Durant and Stephen Curry carried the Warriors’ offense through the series.

“We have very little talent, actually, it was most coaching,” he deadpanned before saying he had the best job in the world.

In praising his team, Joe Lacob, the Warriors’ owner, singled out Stephen Curry and Draymond Green before adding “and Kevin, thanks for coming” to which Durant smiled and replied “yes, sir!”

That exchange left little doubt who would be named the Finals M.V.P, and shortly after Durant, who averaged 35.2 points a game, was given the Bill Russell trophy.

In Game 5, Durant was the offensive star, shooting 14 of 20 from the field, but Curry was terrific as well with 34 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds. Andre Iguodala, the 2015 Finals M.V.P. had a turn-back-the-clock game on offense with 20 points, with several key baskets in the second half that helped build the Warriors’ lead.

Despite having nearly the entire roster eligible for free agency, the Warriors are expected to bring the entire core back next year, and have the seeds for a dynasty, with two titles in three seasons to go with a record-setting three-year regular season run in which the team has gone 207-39. But considering the Cavaliers’ dominance in the Eastern Conference playoffs, there is little to reason these teams will not be back next season for a fourth finals matchup in a row.

Here’s how the Warriors won Game 5:

Warriors Don’t Let Up Down the Stretch

With LeBron James on the bench, Cleveland got one point from a Kevin Love free throw but after a timeout — and just 27 seconds of clock time — James was back on the court. Despite James’s return, the Warriors got dunks from Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala and increased their lead to 112-102 with 7:42 remaining in the game.

Durant is up to 35 points, and would seemingly have a lock on Finals M.V.P. if Golden State holds on to win this game.

LeBron James was the first to score in the fourth quarter, with a powerful drive to the basket against Kevin Durant, but Durant was able to answer with a turnaround jumper over James to equalize the points. The battle of wills between arguably the two best players in the game has provided plenty of entertainment in a series that was initially written off as boring when Games 1 and 2 were blowouts.

After a pair of free-throws by Draymond Green, the Warriors have increased their lead to 10 points with 9:17 remaining in the game, and James has headed to the bench for a short rest so he can be fresh at the end of the game.

4th Quarter: Cavs Cut Warriors’ Lead to 5

The Warriors are now 12 minutes from the team’s second championship in three seasons, as they enter the fourth quarter with a 98-93 lead over the Cavaliers.

Golden State has received huge games from Kevin Durant (28 points) and Stephen Curry (25), but has also gotten a lot of help with 28 points off the bench (compared to 4 from Cleveland’s reserves). Andre Iguodala has been the top bench contributor with 13 points, but Patrick McCaw, the Golden State rookie, was also a tenacious contributor in the third quarter and has 6 key points in the game.

There has been no quit in Cleveland, despite Golden State occasionally opening up double-digit leads. They stayed turnover-free in the third quarter, and if there is anything holding them back from a fourth quarter comeback it may be the health of Kyrie Irving. Irving has 26 points thus far and LeBron James has 27. If not for a total disappearing act by Kevin Love, who has 2 points, Cleveland might not be losing.

Once Again, Durant Gives Warriors a Boost

Cleveland cut the Golden State lead all the way down to 4 points with 3:33 remaining in the third quarter, but Kevin Durant showed exactly why the Warriors wanted him by nailing a perfect 3-pointer that brought the lead back to seven and forced the Cavaliers to take a timeout. As things fell apart in last year’s finals, the Warriors struggled to answer the domination of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, but Durant has proven to be the offensive equalizer they were missing when Cleveland works to trap Stephen Curry and thus negate his offensive ability.

Aggressive Cavs Get Back in the Game

The Cavaliers have been a team reborn in the second half, fighting for rebounds, getting to the hoop and not making anything easy for the Warriors.

The aggressiveness of the referees in the first half created numerous open looks for the Warriors’ shooters, but with their backs against the wall, Cleveland appears to have decided it is time to ignore the possibility of fouls and go after the Warriors.

Golden State’s advantage is holding up, with an Andre Iguodala dunk giving them a 10-point lead with five minutes remaining in the third quarter, but the Cavaliers found a blueprint for frustrating the Warriors, and are looking to exploit it to avoid another extended run like the one that nearly sunk them in the second quarter.

3rd Quarter: Cavs Start Strong and Cut Into Warriors’ Lead

Klay Thompson opened up the second half with a 3-pointer over over Kevin Love, but a series of fouls and mistakes has let Cleveland get off to a mild 11-8 advantage in the third quarter. J.R. Smith has continued the hot shooting he showed at the end of the first half and with the Golden State lead now in single digits, the Warriors took a timeout to regroup and to slow down the Cleveland momentum.
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Halftime: Warriors in Control as Cavs Look for Answers

The first half of Game 5 felt a lot like the second half of Game 4 in terms of aggressiveness and chippiness between the teams, but the results have been far more in Golden State’s favor, with a 21-2 run early in the second quarter opening up a healthy lead for the Warriors. Golden State led, 71-60, at halftime.

The tensions of the game reached their apex late in the second quarter when David West tussled with both Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson, but even in that chaos the Golden State offensive machine continued to churn. The Warriors ended up outscoring the Cavaliers 38-23 in the quarter, playing tight defense and leaving Cleveland’s players searching for answers.
LeBron James and Kevin Durant tied for the first-half lead with 21 points, but in the biggest offensive departure from Game 4, Stephen Curry was nearly as hot, scoring 20. After starting the game 2 for 12 from 3-point range, the Warriors closed the first half making 5 of their last 7 attempts. Cleveland’s Kevin Love got into early foul trouble and finished the half with 0 points.

For Cleveland to get back into the game in the second half they will need to cut down on turnovers, slow down the Warriors’ offense, and quiet down the crowd in Oakland, which has reached raucous levels

Pushing and Shoving as Warriors Pull Away

David West came down with a rebound and got tangled up with Kyrie Irving. They fought for the ball and as they were separating, West shoved Irving with his free hand, earning himself a technical foul.

West then compounded matters by going chest-to-chest with Tristan Thompson. The officials took a long look at the review to determine how to call the play, and ended up giving technical fouls to both Thompson and J.R. Smith, who got involved after the fact. West avoided being hit with a double-technical, which would have resulted in his ejection.

Durant Sparks a Huge Run for Warriors

It looked like the Warriors could be in trouble when Draymond Green picked up two fouls in a span of just six seconds, but after Kevin Love missed a pair of free-throws, Kevin Durant hit a 3-pointer that gave the lead back to Golden State. Then the Warriors’ potent offense woke up. The Cavaliers have continued to play sloppy on both ends of the court and the Warriors took advantage, going on a 21-2 run that finally ended when J.R. Smith hit a long 2-pointer. With just under four minutes remaining, the Warrior have a 15-point advantage and are in control.

2nd Quarter: Warriors Keep It Close Despite Cold Shooting

The Warriors are only losing by two points with 7:38 remaining in the quarter despite having gone 2 for 11 from 3-point range in Game 5. The cold shooting has prevented what could be a near blowout if they were shooting up to their usual standards, but they appear to be adjusting some, with Andre Iguodala making a statement with a huge dunk over LeBron James.

Cleveland is still getting outsized contributions from Kyrie Irving and James, but if they want to build a cushion in time to hold off Golden State’s shooters from warming up, they will have to get more from the rest of the team. Kevin Love, who has played just 7 minutes because of foul trouble, is definitely someone they need back in and scoring.


After the Golden State Warriors failed to finish off the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year’s N.B.A. finals, blowing a 3-1 lead in the series, they knew they needed to get better if they wanted to go from a one-time title winner to a dynasty. So the team aggressively pursued superstar Kevin Durant in free agency. The former M.V.P. was worth every penny, leading the Warriors to their second championship in three years.

Durant, who became just the sixth player in N.B.A. history to score 30 or more points in each game of a finals, had 39 in the series-clinching Game 5 victory. He proved his value all over the court with dominant play inside, great outside shooting and tenacious defense as the Warriors beat the Cavaliers 129-120.

In a tear-filled interview on the court after the game, Durant said he had not slept in two days and was anxious and jittery prior to the game, but all of that was over now.

“We prevailed,” Durant said. “We’re champions and we did it on our own floor.”

Durant called James, who had 41 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists in the loss, the only person he has looked at since 2012 in terms of competition. He also joked that they were now even in finals after James’s Miami Heat had beaten Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder in that 2012 season.

Despite the series lasting just five games, the Cavaliers put quite a scare in the Warriors by nearly winning Game 3, dominating Golden State in Game 4, and then playing them hard until the final minutes of Game 5. LeBron James averaged a triple-double for the series, Kyrie Irving was at his absolute best, but they were simply outgunned as Durant and Stephen Curry carried the Warriors’ offense.

“We have very little talent, actually, it was most coaching,” he deadpanned before saying he had the best job in the world.

In praising his team, Joe Lacob, the Warriors’ owner, singled out Stephen Curry and Draymond Green before adding “and Kevin, thanks for coming” to which Durant smiled and replied “yes, sir!”

That exchange left little doubt who would be named the Finals M.V.P, and shortly after Durant, who averaged 35.2 points a game, was given the Bill Russell trophy.

In Game 5, Durant was the offensive star, shooting 14 of 20 from the field, but Curry was terrific as well with 34 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds. Andre Iguodala, the 2015 Finals M.V.P. had a turn-back-the-clock game on offense with 20 points, with several key baskets in the second half that helped build the Warriors’ lead.

Despite having nearly the entire roster eligible for free agency, the Warriors are expected to bring the entire core back next year, and have the seeds for a dynasty, with two titles in three seasons to go with a record-setting three-year regular season run in which the team has gone 207-39. But considering the Cavaliers’ dominance in the Eastern Conference playoffs, there is little to reason these teams will not be back next season for a fourth finals matchup in a row.

Cavaliers Respond With a Run of Their Own

Kevin Love was forced to the bench early in the quarter thanks to two quick fouls as the referees have continued to call the game tightly. But the Cavaliers absolutely exploded after he came out of the game with a combination of aggressive defense and quality offense. Kyrie Irving stole the ball from Stephen Curry and LeBron James intercepted an outlet pass and suddenly a 9-4 lead for the Warriors had turned into a 13-9 advantage for the Cavaliers. Coach Steve Kerr had seen enough of Cleveland’s momentum-stealing play and called a timeout with just under nine minutes remaining in the quarter.

The Cavaliers are 6 for 7 from the field so far.

1st Quarter: Warriors Take an Early Lead

Game 5 was underway at 9:11 p.m. Eastern when Tristan Thompson of the Cavaliers won the opening tip over Zaza Pachulia of the Warriors.

After a chippy Game 4, Klay Thompson was whistled for a foul just 12 seconds into Game 5 as the referees try to set an early precedent.

After a little more than two minutes of play, the Warriors were leading 6-4 thanks to a technical free-throw caused by a 3-second violation, a Kevin Durant layup and a Draymond Green 3-pointer.

Can the Cavs Do It Again?

The Warriors came up short in their bid for a 16-0 postseason, thanks to their 137-116 drubbing in Game 4 on Friday night. They can take solace in the fact that even in a game in which Cleveland had 49 points in the first quarter and 24 3-pointers in the game, which are finals records, the Warriors were still able to cut the deficit to 11 points in the fourth quarter. Several Golden State players expressed confidence that the Cavaliers could not replicate their Game 4 success on the road.

Tensions Are High for Game 5

Many consider Draymond Green’s suspension for punching at LeBron James’s groin in Game 4 of last year’s finals to be the turning point in that series. While some speculated that Zaza Pachulia would receive a similar suspension for committing nearly the same infraction against Iman Shumpert in this year’s Game 4, it appears the Warriors will have their starting center available on Monday night. Tensions were incredibly high between the teams in Game 4, and with Pachulia and Green on the court for Golden State, they are likely to remain that way.

Lumify X9 LED Torch,Simply More Than The Best Ever!!

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The case is built from hardened aluminum.
It is light weight, but strong enough
material to last any lifestyle in any
environment.
Why The Low, Low Price?
Up until recently ‘Tactical Flashlights’ –
haven’t been available for purchase by the
public.
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An online company got a large surplus
amount of excess stock.
They began selling them to the public at
affordable, discount prices ($49/ea).
Before then these Tactical flashlights were
only available at nearly $300 each!
However, rumor says that the stock is
quickly running out due to huge popularity.
Once it’s sold out, they’re does appear to
be anymore…
Based on value and quality – yes. There are
brighter lights of course, but they start at
$249+. This is a bargain of a deal, based
on it’s performance.
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How To Sideload Android Apps In Windows 10 Phones

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elvo
Before initiating, keep in mind that running APKS without permission of the developer is piracy and be wary of local laws.
Commence at your risk, as this process might cause damage to your phone.
Assembly of Supported Phones:
• Nokia Lumia 920
• Nokia Lumia 925
• Nokia Lumia 929 (icon)
• Nokia Lumia 830
• Nokia Lumia 930
• Nokia Lumia 1520
• Nokia Lumia 635 (1GB RAM variant)
• Nokia Lumia 730
• Nokia Lumia 820
• Nokia Lumia 435
• Nokia Lumia 928

If you own one of these phones, the process of installing apps is here:
Download Wconnect and Android SDK’s ADB tool.
• Unzip both of the files in a separate folder.
• Open the wconnect folder, then install IpOverUsbInstaller.msi and vcredist_x86.exe.
• On your Windows 10 phone, Open Settings > Update & Security > For Developers and tap on ‘Developer’s Mode’ and also Device Discovery
• Go to the wconnect folder, then open an Administrator command prompt (Shift+right click > Open command window here).
• Connect your phone to your PC via microUSB cable.
• Now type in the command on command prompt ‘wconnect.exe USB’ and hit Enter.
• PC would ask for a pairing code which would be shown on the phone’s display and press Enter.
• On the command prompt, type ‘adb devices’ to see the list of devices connected to your PC.
• Copy the APK (Android Package Manager) file on the ADB folder and type ‘adb install APKNAME.apk’ (replace APKNAME with the apk file name. For e.g, whatsapp-1.0.1).
• Wait for the app to be installed on your Windows 10 phone. And Thats it.
Regards Elvo