Angry Miami Heat Fan Flips Joakim Noah The Bird

Angry Miami Heat Fan Flips Joakim Noah The BirdJoakim Noah earned an ejection, both teams piled up nine technical fouls, and the Chicago Bulls lost to the Miami Heat by the largest margin in franchise playoff history. However, the enduring image from a memorable game may end up being the one-finger salute Noah received from an orange-tinged Real Housewife of Miami lookalike as he headed up the tunnel.

‘Good sport’

The woman has been identified, and she’s got a back story worth sharing. According to the Florida Sun-Sentinel, the woman’s name is Filomena Tobias, “a widow of former CNBC commentator and financial wizard Seth Tobias,” according to Tobias’ daughter Victoria.

Victoria also noted that her mother is “embarrassed, but she is being a good sport,” which is pretty ironic considering her actions at the game. Filomena apparently has no further comment on her 15 minutes of fame, which is a shame because she’s obviously a national treasure.

‘Classless gesture’

Since the incident, some chilling details about Filomena’s relationship with the late Seth Tobias have surfaced, specifically her potential involvement with his untimely death. Also of note is that the widow has had three other marriages—all of which had storylines fit for reality TV.

The classless gesture put a cap on a game that was more about bravado than buckets, as both clubs took offense to the slightest contact and the Bulls eventually lost their cool.

Noah’s ejection, which he later admitted was warranted, led to a fan response that was anything but. And for what it’s worth, the Bulls’ emotional center evinced a surprising calm in his postgame press conference, clearly having come down from the adrenaline rush that culminated in his early exit.

What is your verdict for Filomena Tobias’ dirty salute for Joakim Noah — classless or well-deserved? Feel free to share your opinions with us via the comment box below!

Source: Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report

Image: USA Today Sports

Australian Police: Apple Maps Flaw Is ‘Potentially Life-Threatening’

Australian Police Apple Maps Flaw Is 'Potentially Life-Threatening'Inaccurate, inconvenient, ill-conceived … now add “potentially life-threatening” to the list of words being used to describe flaws in Apple’s much maligned maps app.

‘Stranded for up to 24 hours’

Police in Mildura, Australia are warning drivers to be careful about using Apple Maps to find the city, which the app has placed more than 40 miles (70 kilometers) away in the Outback. Calling it a “potentially life-threatening issue,” police say the mapping system lists Mildura, a city of 30,000 people, as being in the middle of Murray-Sunset National Park. Several motorists have had to be rescued by police from the park, which police say has no water supply and where temperatures can reach a blistering 46 degrees Celsius (114 Fahrenheit).

“Some of the motorists located by police have been stranded for up to 24 hours without food or water and have walked long distances through dangerous terrain to get phone reception,” Mildura police said in a statement. “Police have contacted Apple in relation to the issue and hope the matter is rectified promptly to ensure the safety of motorists travelling to Mildura. Anyone travelling to Mildura or other locations within Victoria should rely on other forms of mapping until this matter is rectified.”

‘Widely panned’

Apple spokesman Adam Howorth would not comment on the Australian police allegations, but told CNN that Apple is “working hard to fix Maps.” Rival systems to Apple’s, including Google Maps, listed Mildura in the correct location, northeast of Murray-Sunset National Park. Apple Maps, which replaced the Google Maps app on Apple mobile devices when the tech giant released its iOS 6 platform in September, has been widely panned by critics and users alike. Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for Maps shortly after its release. In a September letter posted on Apple’s website, Cook wrote:

“We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.”

Have you encountered other problems while using the Apple Maps? Which do you prefer using — Apple Maps, or Google Maps?

Source: CNN

Image: Beyond