Kawhi Leonard lifts Raptors within one win of NBA title dream

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too WATCH: Kawhi Leonard leads Raptors in Game 4 with 36 points Teammates realized they could become champions and now the Warriors know it all too well, even if Leonard lacks the flamboyant moves of LeBron James or injured Warriors star Kevin Durant.“You got to give him his credit. He imposed his will on the game and all the other guys followed him,” Golden State’s Draymond Green said. “I’m not sure if it will ever look like those other guys, but he gets the job done.”Curry was impressed at the way Leonard seized command.“He played amazing,” Curry said. “He hit every big shot, momentum shot that in that third quarter, it gave them the lead. And then kept the separation.”Leonard’s low-key attitude has kept the Raptors calm when excitement beckons, such as being a game from the title.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue With the game poised on a knife’s edge, Leonard opened the third quarter with back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Raptors their first lead and finished with 17 points in the quarter while helping silence Golden State stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.“The key was pretty much playing defense,” Leonard said. “That second half we started to make some shots and just pretty much stayed in the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLeonard, who was the 2014 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in leading San Antonio to a title, was 11-of-22 from the floor, 5-of-9 from 3-point range, and 9-of-9 from the free throw line to secure the victory.“He’s playing great and he has lifted us a lot of times with big buckets or runs,” Nurse said. “But more than anything, once we saw him early in the year… our team’s sense of who they thought they could become went up.” Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:16Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman hold final press conference ahead of bout02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “His demeanor has taken a big part of our team,” Lowry said. “We have some guys that are fiery and feisty, but we all just stay level headed and never get too up, never get too down. Kawhi definitely brought a lot to that.”‘Two big-boy shots’Raptors guard Fred VanVleet said there was nothing the Warriors could have done to stop Leonard from taking control early in the third quarter with his 3-pointers.“There’s no defense for that. There are no schemes for that,” VanVleet said.“That’s two big-boy shots that he came out of the half with, two back-to-back threes. And that just kind of let you know how we were going to approach the third quarter and the rest of the half. It put us in good position.”When the Warriors did try to stop Leonard, it opened plays for Serge Ibaka, who came off the bench to score 20 points.“We know they would try to take Kawhi away, double him, so I just tried to play in the space.”Ibaka had 12 points in the second half to keep Golden State at bay.“He was great,” Nurse said. “Once he starts blocking a couple shots, the offense comes and the rebounding comes and even his jump shot seems to come.” OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 07: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors drives to the basket against Stephen Curry #30 and Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in the second half during Game Four of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPKawhi Leonard hoisted the Toronto Raptors onto his back in the third quarter of Friday’s NBA Finals game against Golden State and lifted them within one triumph of their first championship.The 27-year-old playmaker with the cool-as-ice demeanor scored 36 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to power the Raptors over the defending champion Warriors 105-92 for a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Juan Hidalgo Jr on his fight for the 51st District

first_imgJuan Hidalgo Jr. on his fight for the 51st. District September 25, 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The two people running for the congressional seat in 51st District are incumbent Juan Vargas and Juan Hidalgo Jr.The Republican candidate Juan Hidalgo Jr. joined us in-studio with more on his campaign. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Aquaman 5 things I want to see from the new DCEU film

first_img Comment Now playing: Watch this: TV and Movies 2:52 And yes, that means no cameos for Wonder Woman or Flash, or some random tease for a Wayne Industries truck. If Aquaman is worth watching, we won’t need a last-minute tease in a post-credits scene. Also, don’t worry about the legacy movies. I don’t want to have to watch the last several DCEU films to understand Aquaman. Yes, I watched them, but I also want to forget about them.Consistent toneAquaman could be epic or just hokey. I’m hoping for the former. Warner Bros. Pictures Justice League was clearly the product of directors with competing visions, with Zack Snyder wanting to go one way and Joss Whedon offering a different direction. The result was a hodgepodge movie that felt like it was partially directed by a series of notes from studio executives. Aquaman’s trailers promise an epic story on the scale of Game of Thrones, in which political intrigue mixes with massive undersea battles as multiple characters vie for the throne of Atlantis. Hopefully we’re not getting a bait-and-switch on the level of Suicide Squad, which in its commercials seemed to offer an offbeat, humorous take, only to end up as a film that took itself too seriously. Let’s actually see a little humor and levity in this film — hopefully the dead-serious Snyder motif is over. And please, no more climaxes with a giant beam shining down from the sky. It’s been done. To. Death.Characters I care aboutMomoa’s Aquaman in Justice League showed a little charisma, even if it was one-note. There’s potential for a lot of depth — here’s a character who’s the product of two worlds yet can’t fit into either. I want to see his struggles, even if that means getting away from the splashy battles, with their computer-generated effects, and spending time on developing his character arc. Beyond Momoa, Aquaman has a stacked cast. Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe and Patrick Wilson have the potential to add more texture to the film, and Nicole Kidman, recently off of Emmy and Golden Globe wins for Big Little Lies, has the potential to offer a little class as Arthur Curry’s mother.Show of forceMomoa offers a physically intimidating presence, but let’s face it, what did he do in Justice League? (No, seriously, can you tell me? I slept through a big chunk of it.) He seemingly just punched and stabbed people. Oh, and stood there as waves crashed over him. I have to admit, this looks pretty badass. Warner Bros. Pictures Aquaman can talk to sea creatures, and he boasts super strength and the ability to control waves. But we’ve never really seen a great demonstration of these powers. Why is Aquaman so badass? This film is the perfect opportunity to answer that question. In the eternal debate between Batman and Superman, almost no one will volunteer Aquaman as an alternative. Hopefully, that changes after Aquaman hits theaters.A distinct villain who’s not CGaquaman-2018-dc-3Patrick Wilson plays the villain Ocean Master. Warner Bros. Pictures OK, I get that this is a knock on virtually every comic book film. I’d love to see a worthy villain who has a well-developed character with a relatable motive. It’s not impossible. Black Panther pulled it off with Erik Killmonger, and so did Avengers: Infinity War, with Thanos. And though Marvel had a surprisingly effective computer-generated character in Thanos, I wouldn’t recommend DC go that route. Between Justice League’s Steppenwolf and Wonder Woman’s Ares, I’d rather the ending of Aquaman not feel like a terrible video game cut scene. That’s it. If Aquaman can nail these five elements, there may be hope for the DCEU yet. Aquaman hit theaters in the UK and other non-US markets on Dec. 14, and opens in the US on Dec. 21. Sorry, folks: Why you can’t buy every phone you want from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.Infinite Guide to Marvel: From the Avengers and MCU to the X-Men and everything in between, our biweekly newsletter will help you stay up to date on all things Marvel. The Aquaman film looks surprisingly good. Will this turn the DCEU around? Warner Bros. Pictures I’m genuinely excited about Aquaman. And I’m as surprised as anyone about that opinion. If you’d asked me even a year ago about the latest film in the DC Extended Universe, I would’ve shook my head or offered a little chuckle. How could the punchline character of Superfriends ever serve as the centerpiece of a good film? Yet early social media reactions from the first screenings were overwhelmingly positive (I know, they almost always are), our CNET reviewer Rich Trenholm called it thoroughly entertaining and I find myself looking forward to seeing this one on the big screen. You get the vibe that this film is different from past DCEU movies. That can only be a good thing. DC and Warner Bros. could use a win. With the exception of Wonder Woman, the DCEU has been a disaster. From the dour Man of Steel to the hacked-together mess that was Justice League, it’s been a rough time for DC fans (my favorite superhero growing up was Superman). If Aquaman actually sticks the landing, it would be the unlikeliest of victories. But here we are, with Jason Momoa offering a new, more likeable (if bro-ish) take on the submarine savior, and Aquaman as one of the most anticipated films of the holiday season. Here are five things that could truly make it epic.Make it self-containedI could repeat this advice to the makers of virtually any blockbuster movie these days: STOP laying the groundwork for future films. It was cute when films offered a little tease here and there, but it’s turned into an epidemic where each movie is essentially a commercial for half a dozen future movies. Just focus on making one solid film — the DCEU has shown it’s struggled to do even that. 77 Photoscenter_img Share your voice 1 2019 movies to geek out over Tags Top 5 things we want to see in the Aquaman movie DC Comics Time Warnerlast_img read more

SpiderMan Into The SpiderVerse is the best superhero movie

first_imgLeap into this masterpiece. Sony Pictures Animation In hindsight, no one was ready for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. We’re not used to superhero movies being masterpieces. We’re used to mediocrity.Mediocrity, we love it. We crave it. Consume its marketing material, drip-fed to our hungry tongues. Nothing quite quenches the thirst like mediocrity. Delicious. Love it. Can’t get enough. Gimme that mediocrity.Thank you, Disney, thank you, Marvel, for the mediocrity. For inventing the template and never straying. For the 22-movie commitment to the forever three-star movie. We’re used to it now. It’s probably a good thing. I used to complain about superhero fatigue, now I embrace the grind. Go for your life, Marvel, make your three-star movies. At least they’re not bad. That would be terrible. No, they’re just mediocre and that’s… good?Yet, unfortunately for Marvel, every now and then a superhero movie hits cinemas to remind you what magic looks like. To recalibrate your idea of what “good” is. In 2018 that movie was Into the Spider-Verse, a movie currently available to watch on Netflix.And by god you should watch it.But watch at your own risk. Seriously. I’ve spent the last five years mindlessly gorging myself on superhero movies that are as safe as they come. After watching Into The Spider-Verse, and seeing it on repeat for the past couple of months, it’s difficult to go back.It’s visually jaw-droppingAre you ready for a hyperbolic, completely uncritical look at why Into The Spider-Verse is the best superhero movie of the last decade and beyond? Sony Pictures Animation Brilliant. Let’s get started.Probably best to begin with the aesthetics and visual design.Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller wanted this Into The Spider-Verse to have a unique look from the beginning, which resulted in over 140 animators combining computer animation with a hand-drawn style designed to mimic comic book art.When I heard about this, I was cynical. Movies that take visual risks or pioneer unique art styles tend to review well by default. “Here’s your cookie for trying something different.” This is the kind of thing that tends to make movie critics salivate like Pavlov’s dogs.But it’s not enough, right? Plenty of animated movies (*cough* Kubo and the Two Strings) have pioneering art styles but are complete snooze fests. That’s not the case here.Into The Spider-Verse has an integrated aesthetic, but what really elevates the movie is how inventive it is, how vibrant it is, with visual storytelling.screen-shot-2019-06-28-at-2-57-19-pmThe visual storytelling is brilliant. Sony Pictures Animation I always think about the above scene, when Peter Parker and Miles Morales, the two main “Spider-Men,” attempt to escape a villain’s lab. They’re spotted and every scientist in the building hops up, springs into action immediately. Except one. Who just keeps eating her lunch. She’s seen this all before. This is a villain’s lair. There’s always some superhero trying to mess with their shit. This is just another day at the office. Literally. She just wants to finish her tea break.It’s a split-second, but betrays an insane commitment to detail. A commitment to be inventive, to subvert, to engage with weird ideas and be brave with them. It’s a spirit that infects every single frame of this movie.screen-shot-2019-06-28-at-3-05-36-pmKingpin, the bad guy. Sony Pictures Animation How about the visual design of Kingpin, who is almost comically oversized, but still emanates an incredibly intimidating aura.How about the fact that Into The Spider-Verse seamlessly blends characters from different universes (noir, anime, traditional 1930s animation), providing each with its own unique visual flair, but somehow makes everything feel like it belongs in the same movie?screen-shot-2019-06-28-at-3-07-07-pm“It CAN get weirder!” Sony Pictures Animation That’s ignoring how this movie moves — at a schizophrenic pace with action sequences that never let up, and never stop surprising you. Like when Miles Morales gets one hand stuck to an unconscious Peter Parker and another stuck to a moving subway train and chaos ensues. Or when an inexperienced Morales has to escape The Prowler by scrambling through abandoned tunnels using powers he’s only just acquired. Every sequence leaps off the screen with an intense, dramatically overactive sense of imagination. It feels at once meticulously planned, but spontaneously performed.It’s impossible to take your eyes off the screen.The script is… [chef’s kiss]It’s not necessarily the script that elevates Into The Spider-Verse. “Script” is just a catch-all term for the story, which takes a traditional hero’s journey and twists it in all sorts of strange directions.A catch-all term for the way it takes the traditional Spider-Man myth (man gets bitten by spider, man watches uncle die, man becomes inspired to grow into his responsibilities) and subverts it while maintaining great respect for the timeless story device it has become.For the way it comments on itself as an origin story, in a meta sense, without becoming overbearing or robbing its audience of living in the moment of Miles Morales’ journey toward becoming Spider-Man. 2019 movies to geek out over Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 0:39 Culture TV and Movies It does all these things without rushing and without overstaying its welcome. Most of its storytelling comes visually, without exposition. It does the stories of multiple characters justice. Miles Morales’ journey, obviously, is exquisitely told, but so too is old man Peter Parker, a Spider-Man we’ve never seen before: middle-aged, bored, depressed, broken up by a failed marriage. A man who’d rather take the bus than swing through New York City. Even Kingpin is a sympathetic villain, driven by a desire to rescue his own wife and children from death.Every loose end is tied — quickly, subtly, intelligently, without issue — in a way that makes almost every other superhero movie feel endlessly clunky and old-fashioned.This movie feels realFor an animated movie about six spider-people from six different dimensions using supernatural powers to defeat a 900-pound man and robot cyborgs in suits, Into The Spider-Verse is remarkably grounded.It’s a story about family, about what it means to be a father, what it means to be a son. What it means to wrestle with the expectations of others and live up to your own potential. More than any other animated movie I’ve ever seen, it feels performed. It has the spontaneous energy and heart of a screwball comedy, the incredible scale of superhero action at its best.You’d have to go all the way back to The Iron Giant or The Incredibles to find an animated movie that feels this real. A movie that delivers on almost every possible spectrum you could invent, but still feels original and new.If you haven’t watched Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, you’re selling yourself short. Like me, you’ve probably spent the last few years wallowing in the mediocrity of the superhero dirge. That’s fine. That’s good.But maybe it’s worth reminding yourself what it’s like to enjoy something great. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ‘definitely’ getting a sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home a perfect Endgame epilogue Far From Home poster goof unleashes Samuel L. Jackson’s Fury Comments More Spidey Tags Exclusive Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse clip melds… 17 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse juggles all these internal responsibilities (to be cool, to be funny, to not take itself seriously, to have heart, to be sincere but smart, to be sentimental but not sickly sweet) and does so effortlessly. Or — at the very least — does an incredible job of masking the effort it takes to create a superhero movie that does everything perfectly.In its own way, Into The Spider-Verse is a small miracle.Actually it’s a huge miracle. 77 Photoslast_img read more

Alienware m15s OLED is the gaming screen of your dreams Kinda

first_img Alienware m15 15.6-inch 3,480 x 2,160 OLED display Alienware m15 Graphics Bluetooth Dell Google Samsung It’s possible that’s just a glitch, because the monitor reports itself as HDR capable but the integrated graphics driver thinks otherwise; it’s possible that’s caused by the operating system reporting incorrect specs to the driver. The screen does seem to meet the bare minimum HDR specs as required by VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 True Black specification, including wide color gamut coverage  — in testing, it covered 106% of UHDA-P3, which is huge. That’s because it’s able to push the unsaturated primaries beyond the gamut’s edges. And its minimum black effectively measures as true black (i.e., 0 nits). I didn’t measure how long it could sustain its peak brightness, but it did overshoot the enough to compensate for any instability; in other words, its 492 nits peak in a 10% window was high enough that even though it started to drop immediately it would have taken a long time to drop below the 400 nit minimum. Even so, though it supports Windows HDR for streaming video, it’s nearly impossible to tell if it’s actually applying the setting. All video has more presence because of the native contrast, though.But there are other gaming-related expectations you need to manage as well. OLED screens only come in 4K, so you run into the fixed 60Hz refresh-rate limit. Depending upon the games you play, ugly frame-rate sync artifacts like tearing and stutter may overshadow the OLED’s pleasing pop and fast pixel response times. The system is fast, but not fast enough for consistent 60fps 4K gameplay (likely true even with the RTX 2080), and if you drop to a lower resolution for better frame rates, you’ll need to use software-based vsync or cap the frame rate to get best results.Windows’ color management is awful, and it doesn’t seem to know how to handle OLED screens. I could rant — and I will, elsewhere — but in this case, the implications for gaming boil down to gamma (how a system maps requested color brightness values to the capabilities of a display), which resulted in deep grays visually clipping to black on the m15. While the gamma measured 2.1 (slightly lower than the OS-expected 2.2, which it hits at a lower brightness level), the overall value obscures the flatness of the curve in the shadows, which isn’t a problem with non-OLED displays that don’t get down to zero black.Nor does it help that for the few games that do have gamma controls, many of the interfaces makes it nearly impossible to adjust properly because they provide no useful visual guidelines. The clipped blacks didn’t hurt too much in the moody-environment games I played except one — Sea of Solitude — which admittedly has the aforementioned awful gamma controls. To see the dark-gray-on-black monsters and Kay, the protaganist, required boosting the gamma, but that washed out the otherwise beautiful colors and bright flares.Beholder 2 screenshotThe screen’s deep blacks were made for games like Beholder 2. Screenshot by Lori Grunin/CNET Then there are the general drawbacks. OLED pixels emit light rather than using a backlight, which means it takes more power to hit a particular level of brightness, and the tradeoffs for that are battery life, heat, image retention and lifespan.Combined with driving a power-hungry 4K screen, that can potentially put a big dent in your unplugged time. Compared to the m15 we tested with a 144Hz HD display and GTX 1070, battery life dropped 1.1 hours (22%), from 6.6 to 5.5, though I really expected the difference to be more dramatic. So there’s that.But our streaming video test don’t reflect how a predominantly white background affects battery life. When writing this in Google docs, with its all-white screen (even at 70% brightness), the m15’s battery lasted a mere three hours — even with all the battery saving options maxxed out. Still, not that unusual for a gaming laptop.And even with panel self-refresh turned off in the Intel driver, there’s still periodic flicker, at least while working on an all white screen.So the bottom line is, at least for the moment, gamers won’t see a lot of benefits from OLED on this gaming system, unless all you care about are the blackest blacks you’ll ever see, which gives even a dim display terrific contrast, and a wide gamut with saturation dialed up to 11. Memory The Alienware m15 is shockingly slim, for an Alienware Mentioned Above Alienware m15 Gaming Laptop Laptop -WNORN5CHM155H Review • Alienware m15 review: An evolving gaming laptop with a practical side Tags 1:49 1 See it Storage 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0 News • Alienware m15, m17 thin gaming laptops get a big facelift Now playing: Watch this: $949 Display size/resolution 512GB The contrast compensates for its relatively low typical brightness. While it hit a peak of about 519 nits, that was only for a 2% window in the center of the screen; full screen brightness tested at a maximum of about 492 nits. Those are with the system brightness set to 100%, though, which you really don’t want to leave it on, especially if you’re looking at a lot of white screens. You can always jack it up as desired for gaming.It’s actually more color accurate at lower brightness levels as well, set somewhere between 60 and 70%. The white point’s a little low (6038K) and the skin tones look meh in video, but it’s better than many displays with average delta E values below 4 on almost all counts (color, luminance and saturation tests).At about 70% system brightness, a comfortable level which doesn’t blow out your eyeballs while working, it has a typical full-screen brightness of about 195 nits. That doesn’t look quite as good on a normal IPS display because of the lower contrast.Where the sidewalk endsFirst, there’s the execution. The biggest issue is that the m15 doesn’t support HDR in games or wide-color gamut in applications. I’m still waiting to hear back from Dell about why.  CPU Share your voice 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H Preview • Alienware’s skinniest gaming laptop now available starting at $1,380 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Operating system Computers Monitors Laptops 14 Photos 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,666MHz Windows 10 Home (64-bit) Networking Comment 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 2070 with Max-Q Design Alienware M15 Lori Grunin/CNET Who doesn’t want to play on a screen with sky-high contrast, super-saturated colors and zippy pixel response? That’s what you get with an OLED display. But it’s not all fun and games, as I discovered after spending a couple weeks with an OLED-equipped Alienware m15.The configuration we went hands-on with isn’t available to buy: you can only get this model with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, not the 2070 as we tested. With the same screen, that model will run you $2,700; the OLED screen is a $200 upgrade over the base model.The only manufacturer of OLED laptop panels is Samsung, and it only makes one panel at the moment. So every laptop with an OLED display uses the same panel. However, the implementation makes a big difference, so all laptop OLED screens do not perform the same. This one incorporates EyeSafe’s blue-light reduction technology, which accounts for the somewhat low white point, but didn’t induce any noticeable color shifts otherwise.Let’s start with the rhapsodizing. The initial visual impact while gaming? Wow. The dark blacks make everything else pop, and nonphotorealistic graphics with saturated colors get dialed up to 11. The bright red scanners in Beholder 2’s dreary brown, gray and black world seem even more chilling, while the other intensified splashes of color add contrapuntal surrealism. It pepped up Sinking City’s relatively flat tonality almost enough to overlook its myriad flaws. And staring at the OLED screen was great for working. Even with the brightness set as low as 50%, the technology’s naturally high contrast makes working on a typical web screen (Google docs, in this case) for hours a lot easier on the eyes than most laptop displays.last_img read more

Virat Kohli reveals how wife Anushka Sharma helped his captaincy VIDEO

first_imgVirat Kohli all praise for Anushka Sharma and how she helped his captaincy.InstagramIndian cricket captain Virat Kohli married Bollywood actress and producer Anushka Sharma on December 11, 2017, at Lake Como in Italy. Since the time they were dating and more so after marriage, the swashbuckling cricketer has been all praise for his lady love, even taking on trollers and speaking on behalf of all women.Just recently during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, while speaking to South African cricketer AB de Villiers for IPLT20.com, Virat Kohli had praised his wife Anushka Sharma and how she always keeps him motivated. Now, ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the cricketer has yet again showered praise on his beautiful and talented wife.On May 27, Virat Kohli was speaking at the captains’ media day in London, the venue for World Cup 2019. Kohli talked about having become “more responsible” post marriage to Anushka Sharma and how that has helped his captaincy. “You become more responsible. It’s very different from the responsibility you had in your life. You start understanding things much better and you start putting things into perspective a lot more. I have become a lot more responsible. That helps you in captaincy as well. It’s only improved my captaincy and me as a human being and as a player,” Kohli said.During IPL 2019 after his team’s win at Mohali, Kohli had said, “I think over the last more than a year or so, the best thing to have happened to me is me getting married. It’s literally changed my whole world. I have the most beautiful wife, the most beautiful person.”Virat Kohli had gone on to emphasize how Anushka Sharma helped him switch off from work. Adding that he looks forward to spending time with her at the end of the day. She motivates me and helps me stay positive, he added.”That has been the strongest factor in my life to change the way I was,” said Kohli. “Before I was too intense in life and she always kept me motivated and positive, but at the same time we spend quality time with each other and totally get away from the game and that’s the most important thing. I think I couldn’t have been luckier to have someone like that who can understand my mindset being in that position herself. I look forward to spending time with her and that’s how I switch off.”Watch Virat Kohli’s latest interview with the ICC where he speaks about the Cricket World Cup 2019 and also his wife Anushka Sharma’s positive influence on his captaincy.last_img read more

UPDATE Santa Fe Shooting Suspects Father Thinks He Was Bullied

first_img Share – / 38 Below is a press conference with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo discussing the Santa Fe shooting.center_img The Latest on the Santa Fe high school shooting in Texas. ___The father of a 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Houston-area high school says the teenager doesn’t own any guns and that perhaps his son was being bullied.In a phone interview over the weekend with Greece’s Antenna TV, Antonios Pagourtzis said he wished he could have stopped the killing Friday at Santa Fe High School. His voice cracks as he describes how he told police to let him inside the school so his son could kill him instead.Dimitrios Pagourtzis is being held on capital murder charges.His father says he owns guns but that the boy doesn’t. He says he thinks someone might have hurt his son and that this could have prompted the attack. He says his son didn’t drink and never got into fights.___The latest school shooting is unlikely to lead to significant new gun restrictions in Texas.Gov. Greg Abbott begins hosting school-safety roundtable discussions Tuesday. There have been new calls to arm teachers and “harden” campuses against attacks in the wake of last week’s shooting at Santa Fe High School that left eight students and two teachers dead.But few expect the meetings to result in a major push for gun restrictions in a state that has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public.The discussions will start in Austin, and Abbott says they will include lawmakers, educators, students, parents, gun-rights advocates and shooting survivors. The first one features officials from districts that arm some teachers or contract with local police for security.Santa Fe ISD officials say while they are anxious to have students back in their schools, they realize there are students, staff, and families who need time for grieving and mourning.On Monday, officials announced students won’t return to classes until after Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 29th. All teachers and support staff will return tomorrow Wednesday, May 23rd.  Officials say they are tightening security at campuses when students return. They also have mental health support available throughout the district for students, staff, and faculty, for as long as there is a need– including a toll-free crisis hotline. At a Monday press conference, Santa Fe ISD Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Patti Hanssard said the community is grateful for the outpouring of support. “Our district leadership, campus, students, staff, parents have been eager to help our families recover, we will be forever indebted to these individuals who have stepped up to help,” Hanssard said. More resources and information can be found on the school’s website including where people can make donations. That’s SFISD.org.last_img read more

17YearOld Charged in Crash That Killed 2 Atascocita High School Students

first_img Share Two teenagers from Atascocita High School were killed and a driver was hurt when a car struck a tree and the force of the collision caused the vehicle to break in two. Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Unit has charged Jaggar Clayton Smith, 17-year-old, with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. HCSO Traffic Investigators Charge 17 Year Old with Two Counts of Intoxication Manslaughter — full release: https://t.co/CE6stAOtRh#HouNews pic.twitter.com/682xvXkGmA— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) July 25, 2018Authorities said on approximately 12:05 a.m. July 25, 2018, Smith was operating his Nissan Altima in the 18300 block of Timber Forest with two 16-year-old girls, Salma Gomez and Chloe Robison. Smith failed to drive in a single lane and left the roadway traveling southeast into the center median of the roadway rotating counter-clockwise. The right side of the Smith’s vehicle struck a tree and the force of the collision caused the vehicle to break in two. The defendant was transported to Houston Northwest Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries and arrested on two counts of Intoxication Manslaughter.Teens involved in this accident were close friends and students at @HumbleISD Atascocita High School. #hounews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 25, 2018last_img read more

Full Show Health Care Merger and Rep Culberson Candidate Interview Oct 2

first_imgOn Tuesday’s Houston Matters: With the news that Memorial Hermann Health System and Baylor Scott & White Health plan to merge, we examine how the merger might affect health care costs.Also this hour: We continue our series of candidate interviews with Republican Congressman John Culberson of District 7. Then, Rice University professor Bob Stein outlines what makes Houston a challenging and unique place to conduct polls. And we remember the Battle of Gonzales, which started the Texas Revolution and enshrined the motto “Come and Take It” into Texas lore.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share 00:00 /50:49 Xcenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

Google Suspends Modular Smartphone Project

first_img Enroll Now for Free September 2, 2016 This story originally appeared on PCMag Google’s Motorola division announced Project Ara back in 2013, giving the modular smartphone concept plenty of time to bake in Google’s oven.Eager audiences waited and salivated at the thought of a handset with pick-and-choose parts: Don’t want a camera, but need extra battery? Just swap the parts. Need a big loudspeaker for an upcoming beach trip? Snap one in. Easy. At least, that was the idea. According to a recent report from Reuters, Google has suspended Project Ara.Sources claim the company is looking to “streamline” many of its ongoing hardware projects.But that doesn’t mean Ara is officially over. While Google may not be interested in making the device anymore, it could license the technology if another firm wants to pick up the Web giant’s torch.That said, the setback is just one more in a long list for Ara. The smartphone initially promised a commercial launch target of 2015, but that got pushed back to 2016, and then 2017.As the delays grew, Google even changed a bit of the Ara’s modular design: Rather than having completely replaceable components — like a CPU that you could swap out for an upgraded version every year — Google ended up switching to a version of the Ara that had many key components built into the frame.In other words, parts like the Ara’s CPU, GPU, antennas and battery could be supplemented with modular chips, but you couldn’t replace them outright.This week’s reports come as a bit of a surprise, given Google’s Ara push at this year’s I/O developer conference, which included a demonstration of a fully functional Ara device, a tease of the 2017 commercial launch date and a promise that developer versions of the smartphone would start shipping this fall. In fact, Google’s developer website for the Ara still points to a fall 2016 launch date.Of course, the irony is not lost in the fact that Motorola has beaten Google to the market with a somewhat-modular smartphone of its own — or, at least, one you can customize with add-on components. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min readlast_img read more