Monday, September 30, 2013

Quokkas: Marsupial Waste Recycling and a Happy Animal

PHOTOS of the Quokka,"the happiest animal in the world"
photos credit “Lass with a Camera” at Redbubble

While European explorers have variously mistaken them for rats and wild cats, quokkas(Setonix brachyurus) are actually small marsupials, morphologically similar to wallabies and, to a lesser extent, kangaroos but typically smaller. Quokkas can weigh up to 5 kilograms (about 11 lbs); growing to just 54cm (21.3 inches) tall and 30cm (11.8 inches) long.

Quokkas are adapted to the warm climate of Western Australia and the largest population of them is found on Rottnest Island near Perth. Indeed, the island, somewhat indirectly, is named for the presence of quokkas. In 1696, an early explorer of Western Australia (then New Holland), the Dutch sea captain - Willem de Vlamingh, considered the quokkas to be vermin and named the island 'Rottnest', which is Dutch for 'rat nest'. This less than flattering PHOTOS of the name has, it seems, stood the test of time.

Rottnest Island is something of a safe-haven for quokka, as it is free of fox and cats that were, in fact, only relatively recently introduced to the island by European settlers. Moreover, laws on the island mean that it is illegal for visitors to interfere with the animals in any way. However, the quokkas' complete lack of fear of humans, which means that they remain highly vulnerable to abuse.

Quokkas can breed at any point during the year, however, on Rottnest Island their breeding period is usually confined to late summer. Females produce just one joey per year with a gestation period of four months. The joey will reside in the mother's pouch for a further 25 weeks and will continue to be suckled by the mother for an
additional ten weeks after that.

Perhaps the most fascinating (and disgusting) facts about the quokka is that they recycle a small amount of their own waste products. Such caecotrophy is common in the animal kingdom and is practiced by many other mammals, including rabbits. It allows for the re-processing of any material that has made its way through the entirety of the animal's digestive system without being fully digested. Such coprophagous behaviour can be expected to be most common during times of low food abundance or extremely high physiological demand (e.g. during pregnancy and/or lactation).
The Quokka, short-tailed wallaby is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Google Changed its Core Algorithm, Affecting 90% of Search Results -And No One Noticed

Business Insider
By and credit to Jim Edwards | Business Insider 

Google rolled out the most significant change to its core search algorithm a month ago and almost nobody noticed. The change is designed to handle conversation search queries, such as "How do I tie a bow tie?" as well as it handles keyword search queries, such as "White House history." It affects 90% of search results.
The company officially unveiled it to the press yesterday in California:
"It is really big," said Google search executive Amit Singhal.
In fact, Singhal said that what Google has done is the equivalent of switching out the core "engine" of Google's search system for a new one. It's perhaps the most significant change since 2001, according to the Search Engine Land blog.
But the new algorithm, nicknamed "Hummingbird," has been operative for a month now, and yet few noticed. That means it's basically a huge success. The last time Google made a slight tweak to its algorithm ("Panda"), in order to weed out spam and scraper sites, many mainstream web publishers screamed in protest as the search traffic they were used to receiving began plunging.
The fact that few have been screaming tells you that the new algo is doing exactly what Google wanted it to do: Work seamlessly.
One last thing: At least initially, Hummingbird feels a bit like Facebook's Graph Search, which is designed to handle more abstract or "latent" search queries such as "What movies do my friends like most?," where users do not necessarily know what they are looking for.
Facebook has made a big bet on Graph Search even though may users still remained baffled by it. Google's move into conversational queries suggests the company thinks Facebook may be on to something.

Friday, September 27, 2013

4 Secrets to Getting Rid of High Credit Card Debt

If you're like millions of Americans or of any Nationalities. You've got credit card debt you need to reduce - or get rid of completely, but you don't know where to start. The good news is, you have a variety of legal debt relief options that, could not only help to remove stress, but potentially save you a substantial amount of money.
Depending on your current financial situation, credit card companies may agree to:
  • reduce your interest rates
  • waive late fees and penalties
  • lower your payments
  • settle your debt for less than you owe
Here are four things you can do today to start freeing yourself from credit card debt. As you review this quick checklist, you may start to feel like a weight has been lifted right off your shoulders.
1. Avoid the monthly minimum "pay for life" trap. Check your monthly credit card statements. You may be shocked to discover how much interest you're paying on each card. If possible, pay more than the monthly minimums on each of your cards - but especially those high interest cards designed to keep you on the debt treadmill forever.
2.Keep your credit cards outside of easy reach. The worst thing you can do to get out of credit card debt is to continue piling on even more debt! The bottom line: As you stop supporting the credit card companies by taking on more debt - and pay down your existing debt - you may be surprised to see just how quickly your debt begins to disappear.
3. Use your debit card before your credit cards. Carrying around plastic can be a convenient way to pay, and even helps help track purchases, but the smart plastic to carry is a debit card, not a credit card. Taking advantage of your debit card gives you convenient access to the money you actually have in your account - and it's a great way to avoid buying into the deadly trap of "buy now, pay later."
4. Know your debt relief options. If personal difficulties have caused you to go deep into credit cards and other debts, you need to know that there are a variety of debt relief options available to you, in addition to bankruptcy: You have the right to:
  • Call the credit card companies to request relief via lower interest rates or through debt forgiveness which could help reduce your credit card debt substantially.
  • Choose a debt management plan which could consolidate debts, reduce interest rates, and lower payments. See how much you could save
  • Choose a debt settlement or debt negotiation plan which could help you "settle" debts for substantially less than you owe. See how much you could save
Now that you know the keys to freeing yourself from credit card debt, you can get started on the path to becoming debt free!

MY  Reminder: This is a case to case basis that varies credit card company's policy as well as law on your country and the forms you had signed. So better read the Terms and Conditions as much as you can until it will sink in to your mind before signing any documents  and submitting Identification cards or documents because as they say prevention is the best cure. Live within your means but better still live below your means.
 Make use of with what you have, example I posted an article on September 13, 2013

How to make your iPhone 5 more like an iPhone 5S

There is no need to buy newly released iPhone 5S (Just a suggestion, it will always be up to you the last decision.)
 . Try to sort things and organize your kitchen cabinets/drawers there may be some ingredients or canned goods that are available on your pantry and food in refrigerator also there are some ingredients/canned goods which are already expired throw it away, working/study tables that stacks papers,bills,books,notebooks,receipts,office/school supplies and even important documents, closets where you can mix and match your clothing whether male or female, bags,clutch bag,back packs, boxes even shoe boxes,shopping bags/grocery bags hanging or lying around. You might find of things you had lost or thrown away or a treasure find....
IF you can find something that you do no longer need and it can be still useful to others donate it. 
Source:                 Note: This article which was only upon this source's company suggestions. I did not post entirely what the original writer suggested I only published what I understand and if applicable in some countries.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Watches in Hong Kong ( This an old Article)

IN HONG KONG, the world’s largest importer of Swiss watches, the phrase “time is money” 

has an added meaning. Pass the time by looking into these smart shops for chronographs, 
complications and tourbillons

by and credit to: Joanna Hughes
With six multi-brand shops in Hong Kong, along with nine boutiques, each dedicated to a single brand, Elegant Watches carries more than 40 of the biggest names in the horological world. It also represents eight independent watchmakers, and while it creates highly technical movements for many famous brands, its true genius lies in the pieces produced for a small coterie of watch fanatics. Christophe Claret’s latest allows its lucky owner to play 21 (blackjack), roulette and dice, while watchmakers Greubel Forsey refers to its watches as “inventions”.
Shop C, G/F, Wheelock House, 20 Pedder Street, Central
+852 2868 1882

Emperor Watch and Jewelry

Emperor has been in the luxury watch and jewelry business for the last 70 years, offering a range of watches for all occasions – from the little pick-me-up when you have had a bad day, to the I-just-got-a-huge-promotion watch – so if you’re planning to collect watches, this is a great place to start. Check out eight multi-brand shops, in addition to stand-alone, brand-dedicated boutiques.
Shop 6, LG/F-G/F, New World Tower,
16-18 Queen’s Road Central, Central
+852 2522 1788

Lafayette Watch Gallery

Sometimes watch collectors get tired of an acquisition or want to free up room for new pieces, which is where Lafayette Watch Gallery and its Watch Beat store come into play. Offering all the top lines, along with pre-owned luxury timepieces, there are genuine vintage and contemporary models, so check the website for your favourite brands before you visit one of its shops. 
Shop 1C, 1D & 1E, G/F, Champagne Court,
16 Kimberly Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 3580 8328

King’s Watch Company

Founded in 1948 in Guangzhou, the company moved to Hong Kong in 1950 and has been keeping citizens in good time ever since. You won’t find a watch blazing with diamonds and a movement so complicated that an engineer has to explain it to you, but you will discover well-known brands at reasonable prices, backed up by excellent customer service. It’s one of the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s approved quality shops.
G/F, 49 Queen's Road, Central
+852 2522 3469

Oriental Watch Company

Since 1961, the Oriental Watch Company has expanded their operations to 14 shops – both single- and multi-brand – in Hong Kong alone. Its brands run from A to Z, literally – from Audemars Piguet to Zenith, with a respectable number of the brands in between. Any purchase allows you to become a member of its VIP Club to enjoy benefits including nationwide repair services.
L/G & B/F, 100 Queen’s Road Central, Central
+852 3470 0009

Prince Jewelry & Watch

Founded in 1984, the brand now has 13 outlets divided between Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay, all of them multi-branded. The company has resisted opening specialist boutiques, making sure that whichever branch it goes to, the customer has the best available choice of brands – a real time-saver if you’ve just a few hours to spare until you head to the airport. 
Shop 2, G/F, Prestige Tower, 23-25 Nathan Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 2739 2333

Chow Tai Fook

As well as selling jewelry, Chow Tai Fook is also in the watch business – after all, the two go hand in hand, so to speak. Now more commonly known as CTF Watch since a successful IPO, brands include the highly regarded Chinese brand Sea-Gull as well as the haute horlogerie of Vacheron Constantin. While there are Chow Tai Fook jewelry stores within easy reach of a credit card, the watches are in a separate establishment in the trendy K11 shopping centre.
Shop G06 & 113, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 2739 3311

Note:This ARTICLE had been posted long time ago I do not know if they are still existing on market, available and operational. Check everything before you purchase. Be cautious.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Six Myths About Renewable Energy

The impact on jobs and other assumptions that don't hold up anymore

    By  and credit to:
Old ideas die hard.
The country has been debating renewable energy for decades—how much we should support it, what place it should have in our energy policy, how big an impact it actually has.
MYTH NO. 1: Renewables Are an Insignificant Source of Power
One of the most persistent criticisms of renewables is that they account for a fraction of the U.S. electricity system—despite years of federal subsidies and breakneck growth.
When looking at "newer" renewable energies such as wind and solar power, that's largely true. Wind accounts for about 5% of generation capacity and a little over 4% of U.S. electricity production, or roughly one-tenth what coal provides.
photo credit:Getty Images
Including hydroelecric power, renewables account for about 14% of U.S. electricity output.
But the criticism overlooks one important point: Conventional hydroelectric power, such as the Hoover Dam, is also renewable energy. Taken together, hydroelectric and other sources—biomass, geothermal, solar and wind—combined to account for 12% of U.S. electricity production last year, and close to 14% so far this year. The entire nuclear fleet provides about 19%.

It's also important to remember the scale of the country's renewable efforts. The U.S. has the second-biggest electricity system in the world, accounting for about 20% of the entire world's generation capacity. Wind power's 5% of that pie is a big slice. The 60-odd gigawatts of wind power installed in the U.S. amounts to more electricity-generation capacity than in the entire country of Australia or Saudi Arabia, and as much as all of Mexico. It's about half as much power as in France or Brazil.
To be sure, the wind doesn't always blow. Wind farms produce only about one-third of their listed capacity, while a nuclear plant produces almost 100%. But even that discounted amount of electricity generated by U.S. wind farms is huge in global terms—54% of all the juice generated by Mexico, 26% of France and Brazil, 62% of Australia, 64% of Turkey and more than twice that of Switzerland.
The seemingly small share of power produced by renewable energy at the national level also reflects the fact that some states have a lot of green power and some have practically none. Texas has the biggest electricity system in the country, and gets 11% of its juice from renewables, nearly all from wind. New York and Georgia both have large power sectors, but get relatively small amounts from renewables.
MYTH NO. 2: Renewables Can Replace All Fossil Fuels
The flip side of critiques of renewable energy is boosterism. A handful of proponents describe a future where 100% of energy needs can be met affordably and reliably by renewables.
photo credit: Associated Press
Shifting heavily to solar and other renewables may be technically feasible but would raise several big practical challenges.
Focusing on electricity, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory tackled this question. They found that, technically, by 2050 the U.S. could get 80% of its electricity from renewable energy and keep the lights on every hour, every day, in every corner of the country. (Their study didn't consider a 100%-renewable scenario.)
Perhaps. But getting there would be a long, tough slog. The study found that the U.S. would need to install about 20,000 megawatts of renewable generating capacity every year for a couple of decades, gradually ramping up to about 40,000 megawatts every year. The study found no reason to doubt the global renewable-energy industry's ability to eventually meet that level of production. What might be trickier, the study found, is finding a place to put all those wind farms, solar arrays and hydroelectric facilities.
Managing the big upfront capital costs of wind and solar power would be another obstacle. And down the road there could be another challenge: Areas with lots of variable power could see wholesale power prices close to zero at times. That would complicate the economic case for fresh investments in generation capacity year after year.
The U.S. would also need to virtually duplicate the entire existing network of transmission lines by 2050 to handle 80% renewable energy. The study notes that the trick would be figuring out where the lines would go, who would pay for them, and which state and local governments would be in charge.
In other words, there's no technical reason renewable energy can't provide 80% of the power in the U.S. by midcentury. But there are a host of challenges that would have to be met first.
MYTH NO. 3: Renewables Are Too Expensive
Forget about problems down the road. Another criticsm of renewables in the here and now: They're expensive ways to generate electricity.
One new, comprehensive comparison of wholesale electricity prices, in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, concludes that coal-generated power costs 3 cents a kilowatt-hour; new gas plants would produce juice at 6.2 cents; wind power costs 8 cents; and solar photovoltaic, 13.3 cents.
But there are two big issues to bear in mind. First, costs are falling fast—thanks largely to technological advances such as larger wind turbines and cheaper components for solar-power arrays—so in some places, solar and wind power can cost even less.
The latest price data for wind-energy power-purchase agreements, released by the Department of Energy last month, showed that nationwide, the price of wind-generated electricity fell to just over 4 cents per kilowatt-hour nationwide, not counting the 2.2-cent federal tax subsidy. In some regions, well-sited wind farms produce electricity for closer to 2 cents.
Likewise, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory just released its latest report on the costs of installing solar power. Costs for small-scale solar residential arrays fell by about 13% in the past year, driven largely by cheaper solar components due to a global supply glut. Utility-scale prices also fell.
There's also the question of hidden costs. Coal-fired electricity, for instance, has nasty side effects, including air pollution, health impacts and carbon-dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming (all of which factored into the Obama administration's proposal Friday for new limits on coal emissions)—and those don't show up in coal's price tag. If coal and other fossil fuels had to tally the total costs their use imposed on society, coal wouldn't be the cheapest source of electricity, and clean-burning renewables wouldn't look nearly so pricey.
Add all the hidden costs together, and the total cost of different power sources looks quite different, according to that recently published study. At an existing coal-fired plant, the cost goes up by 6 cents per kilowatt-hour, making its true cost 9 cents; at a new coal plant, it would go up by about 4 cents to 13.2 cents. New natural-gas-fired electricity would go up by 1.3 cents, bringing its total to 7.5 cents. But wind and solar and nuclear energy don't go up—because they don't cause asthma, and they don't emit carbon dioxide.
A few cautions when comparing the cost of different power sources. Gas plants are often used to meet peaking power demand, when they can fetch higher prices. Solar power also produces during hours of high demand, and its power is more valuable. But wind power produces more at night and less in the daytime, so its electricity is less valuable to the system.
Furthermore, different energy sources have additional costs that muddy direct comparisons. Nuclear plants have decommissioning costs, waste storage and liabilities that aren't always fully priced in. Variable sources such as wind and solar power need extra transmission lines and special efforts to integrate their power into the grid, which isn't included in the cost.
MYTH NO. 4: Variability Dooms Renewable Energy
The sun doesn't always shine, and the wind doesn't always blow, so wind farms and solar arrays generally punch below their weight. A 100-megawatt wind farm will generate on average the equivalent of 34 megawatts of power that's available full time.
Granted, there are forms of renewable energy that almost always generate power: geothermal plants and hydroelectric facilities, for example. But since the bulk of growth in renewables in the U.S. comes from wind and solar power, their variability is a flashpoint for critics and a technical challenge for grid operators. Variability costs money to deal with, requires some level of backup power to offset and can even lead to renewable-energy generation being wasted, note researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. When power-grid operators either don't want or can't handle wind power, for instance, they just dump it—a process called curtailment.
photo credit to:Bloomberg
As wind power spreads, the fact that output isn't always available from any one location is becoming less important.
Still, things are improving rapidly. Consider the situation with wind power. Curtailments have fallen steadily in recent years as system operators have gotten better at using forecasting and integrating wind power. Investment in new transmission lines has also picked up pace, enabling wind farms in isolated locations to offer power more readily to a wider area.
That is the key to overcoming the natural variability of renewables such as wind and solar power. Individual wind farms may be very volatile. But scores of wind farms over thousands of square miles show less volatility—the wind is always blowing somewhere. As grid operators have added more wind in more locations to their systems, as well as the lines to carry that wind, integrating wind power into the electricity system has become easier.
Take Texas. Four years ago, facing severe transmission constraints, the state was dumping 17% of all the wind power it produced. In 2012, after adding more wind farms and almost 2,600 miles of transmission lines, curtailments were below 4%, and wind power provided 10% of the electricity in the nation's biggest power market.
MYTH NO. 5: Cheap Natural Gas Is the Enemy of Renewable Energy
With the boom in U.S. natural-gas production, many concluded that renewable energies would be battered by a relatively clean, cheap fuel source. While natural gas has transformed the electricity sector, gas and renewables are actually complementary, not rivals.
A glance at national trends makes clear that the two energy sources can grow together. Natural-gas electricity generation rose 34% from 2009 to 2012. Wind generation rose 92% in the same period and solar generation almost fourfold, though the renewables grew from a much smaller base.
Granted, cheap natural gas makes it difficult for wind power to compete without federal subsidies. But researchers are finding that gas and wind complement each other as part of a balanced electricity-generation portfolio.
Look at it from a utility's perspective. Natural-gas plants have low upfront costs, don't rely on fickle federal subsidies, and their output can be dispatched to meet swings in power demand. Gas, therefore, gives reliable power now, with little worry in the short term about federal policies.
But over the longer term, volatile gas prices could be deadly—as could environmental rules from Washington. That makes the wind farms and other renewable-energy projects an appealing way to hedge. Almost all of their costs are up front—there's no fuel to buy, so no worries about volatile prices. Because renewable energy doesn't produce any harmful emissions, it doesn't face the specter of future federal rules—and indeed could benefit from state rules mandating green power.
MYTH NO. 6: Renewable Energy Means Millions of Green Jobs
During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama touted the prospect that investing in clean energy could produce five million "green jobs." The idea of creating jobs helped underpin the $90 billion clean-energy stimulus in 2009 and later efforts, and remains a staple of administration rhetoric.
But renewable energy has not been the job creator that its boosters envisioned. While the amount of wind and solar power has more than doubled since President Obama took office, renewable-energy jobs have not.
The hardest part of sizing up green jobs is figuring out what a green job is. The Bureau of Labor Statistics came up with an expansive definition: goods or services that benefit the environment or make a company more environmentally friendly. According to the most recent data from the BLS, the U.S. had 3.4 million green jobs in 2011. But the categories are generous, to say the least. Private-sector green jobs included petroleum and coal-products manufacturing (3,244 jobs); school and employee bus drivers (166,916); logging (8,837); paper mills (18,167); and iron and steel mills (33,812). The numbers get so fuzzy as to become all but meaningless as an indicator of employment potential from clean energy.
Direct-employment numbers from renewable energies are clearer. In 2012, the wind industry said it employed about 81,000, the solar industry employed about 119,000, and geothermal energy may have employed about 20,000. The Hydropower Association estimates the sector employs between 200,000 and 300,000 people today.
Not only are those numbers quite modest, but in broad terms they haven't increased much since 2008, before the recent strong growth in renewables. In 2008, the wind industry said it employed about 85,000 people. So while installed wind capacity more than doubled, wind employment shrank. Solar employment stood at about 93,000 in 2010. Two years—and a ninefold increase in solar power—later, solar employment had increased just 28%.
The contrast between the promise and the reality of green jobs becomes even clearer when compared with other energy sectors. Coal, for example, is shrinking as a share of the U.S. electricity mix. Nevertheless, total coal-sector employment of about 150,000 is the highest since the mid-1990s.
And, by far, the biggest jobs story in the energy patch has come from the oil and gas boom. According to a fresh study by energy consultancy IHS Cera, unconventional oil and gas production—hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas and tight oil—accounted for about 360,000 direct jobs.
Mr. Johnson is a reporter in The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau. A version of this article appeared September 23, 2013, on page R1 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Six Myths About Renewable Energy.
credit to:The Wall Street Journal- Asia Edition

Friday, September 20, 2013

Nearly 500 Classic Chevys Found in Nebraska

By George Kennedy | Boldride

There are few things as exciting for classic car aficionados than the “barn find.” A coveted car is placed in storage or forgotten for decades, and when the property changes hands or the car’s hiding place is disturbed- these long-lost vehicles return to the classic car world. It is a special occasion to find one of these lost classics- but nearly 500? That’s a vintage car gold mine.
According to the New York Times, and as previously reported on Yahoo Autos in June, the collection belongs to Ray Lambrecht of Pierce, Nebraska. He was a Chevy dealer for five decades, and retired in 1996. His dealership didn’t sell any trade-ins and bought its inventory outright. He kept any unsold inventory and stored it, along with any cars he thought would have long-term value. The collection started to grow, and became his retirement plan.
Nebraska Chevy 2
On September 28 and 29, he plans to auction off the collection, and already over 700 bidders from across the country have registered to take part. In the online portion of the auction, 800 participants have already bid more than $500,000.
The collection includes a 1958 Chevy Pickup with 1.3 miles, a ’64 Impala with 4 miles, and a ’78 Corvette Indy Pace Car Edition with only 4 miles on the odometer. As the years went on the collection grew out of the confines of parking lots and warehouses where they were previously stored. These cars are being auctioned off now that the land they were stored on is being developed.
Image source: New York Times

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Floyd Mayweather Apologizes for Offensive Instagram Photo Mocking Oscar De La Hoya’s Addiction

by and credit to: 

Floyd Mayweather (R) taunts Oscar De La Hoya before their 2007 fight (Getty Images)
Several times last week after Oscar De La Hoya announced in a statement that he had relapsed and had entered a rehab facility to treat an alcohol addiction, Floyd Mayweather made public statements supportive of De La Hoya and wished him well.
He even did so Saturday at the post-fight news conference after he routed Canelo Alvarez (I don't care what C.J. Ross thought) in their super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand.
That is why it was strange when Mayweather released a photo Monday on his Instagram account mocking De La Hoya. It was a photo of a red-eyed De La Hoya. Above his picture were the words, "MEANWHILE IN REHAB," and below it said 'OSCAR: "I gave Canelo the wrong Blueprint. I was high.'
It was an incredibly mean and nasty post. But several hours later, the photo was deleted and Mayweather issued a statement via his publicist.
It's unfortunate that a stupid picture was posted to my Instagram account earlier today that was not posted by me or authorized by me to post.
As I clearly stated during my fight week and again in the post-fight press conference, I completely support Oscar De La Hoya and his family during this difficult time in his life. Although we have had our differences in the past, I stand by him unconditionally and would never personally disrespect him or anyone who struggles with addiction.
I apologize to Oscar and his family for this posting. I wish him well and am rooting for him to win his fight too. I also apologize to all of my followers for this ridiculous post. I have no ill-will towards anyone and have repeatedly stated that I only seek positivity in my life and for others.
It was a wise move by Mayweather to delete the post and issue a public apology. Hopefully, he also will do a better job of choosing who to allow to post things on his personal social media accounts. Mayweather has been very honest with the fact that he does not personally post on either Twitter or Instragram, but has employees do so for him. Given the lapse in judge by one of his Money Team employees, he needs to do a far better job screening the people who will post under his name.

This meme was posted to Floyd Mayweather's Instagram account on Monday. (Credit: Floyd Mayweather's Instagram  …
My personal note as When the photo was deleted right away upon reaching his awareness. He (Floyd Mayweather issued a public apology which is a sign of humility and I hope this will be the start since in his present status of success, God gave him the chance to stay on top where every athlete dared and hopelessly cling on but failed  and some there is no way either from bottom going to the top or on top but there is no way but to go down or to stay on top. They may say a lot about Mayweather as I can see he must be saying his prayers right and he only shows on the facade of his tough image. And I only hope that he will never beat another person who is not up to his level especially women.