76ers rest starters ahead of playoffs but still cruise past Bulls

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “I expect our starters to be available,” Brown said. “If somebody tells me different, so be it.”After taking one more question on Embiid, the normally affable Brown appeared perturbed and cut off further queries about Embiid’s health. The coach said the team would provide further updates through its injury report.Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris also didn’t play against the Bulls, and the lack of on-court time together for Philadelphia’s heralded starting five is an admitted concern of Brown heading into the postseason. The quintet has appeared together in just 10 games since Brand put in place the final piece of the starting puzzle by acquiring Harris at the trade deadline.Brand didn’t dismiss the notion that it would’ve been helpful for the group to play more together, but he didn’t entirely embrace it either.“Star players win in the playoffs and that’s what we’re built for,” Brand said before Wednesday’s game. “I like our chances against any team.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Philadelphia, the No. 3 seed, will host sixth-seeded Brooklyn in the first round. Embiid’s achy left knee may prevent the All-Star from playing in the postseason opener.General manager Elton Brand said Wednesday that Embiid was expected to play in the postseason, but added it was “possible” the 7-footer wouldn’t be ready for the first game. Embiid sat Wednesday for the fifth time in seven games.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, logisticsEmbiid is averaging 27.5 points and 13.6 rebounds, but has missed 14 games since the All-Star break due to rest and injury.Coach Brett Brown thinks Embiid will be ready to face the Nets. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, center left, of Australia, watches the remaining minute with his teammates on the sideline during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. 76ers won 125-109. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid watched Philadelphia’s regular-season finale with the team’s other four resting starters, and the center’s status for the playoff opener is in question.In preparation for the playoffs, the 76ers rested all five starters in a 125-109 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night, and the status of Embiid was the biggest story line of the night.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting UP NEXTChicago: End of regular season.Philadelphia: Host Brooklyn in first round of playoffs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After being eliminated in the second round last season, the general manager would consider anything short of advancing past the second round this year as an unsuccessful season.“We want to make a deep playoff run,” Brand said. “We didn’t have the weapons (last year) we have this year.”WAIT TIL NEXT YEARMeantime, the Bulls missed the playoffs for the second straight year and third time in the last four seasons. They closed the season losing eight of nine, finishing 22-60.Coach Jim Boylen is looking forward to a full training camp. It has been a tumultuous rebuilding season for the Bulls, with Boylen taking over for fired Fred Hoiberg in December only to face a reported player mutiny shortly after his hire.Boylen isn’t concerned about his reputation.“Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve had great relationships with players,” Boylen said.TIP-INSChicago: Walt Lemon Jr. scored 20 points to lead the Bulls. . The Bulls were without Denzel Valentine, Wendell Carter Jr., Chandler Hutchison, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Jr. and Kris Dunn. … Chicago set a franchise mark for its worst home record at 9-32, culminating with Tuesday’s 96-86 loss to the Knicks.Philadelphia: Jonathon Simmons had 20 points to lead the 76ers. . Brown said the 76ers will go “8 ½” players deep in the playoffs. … The 76ers promoted Lindsey Harding from scout to player development coach. … James Ennis III, who is expected to be a contributor off the bench in the postseason, also was out Wednesday with a right quad contusion. … The 76ers split four games against the Nets this season. .. Philadelphia finished 31-10 at home. 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Daredevils beats RCB by 7 wickets,Daredevils beats RCB by 7 wickets

first_imgDelhi Daredevils bowler Mohammad Shammi celebrates the wicket of Virat Kohli with teammates during IPL Match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, in Bengaluru on Sunday. – PTI Delhi Daredevils bowler Mohammad Shammi celebrates the wicket of Virat Kohli with teammates during IPL Match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, in Bengaluru on Sunday. – PTI × Published on Delhi Daredevils defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets in an Indian Premier League match, here today.Brief Scores:Royal Challengers Bangalore: 191 for five in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 79, AB de Villiers 55; Mohammed Shami 2/34).Delhi Daredevils: 192 for three in 19.1 overs (Quinton de Kock 108, Karun Nair 54 not out; Shane Watson 2/25). IPL 2016 SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img SHARE April 17, 2016 COMMENT cricket COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Premier League pre-season 2018: a full list of all the clubs’ friendlies

first_imgTransfer window 2018 – every summer deal from Europe’s top five leagues Fraser Forster poses for a photo during Southampton’s recent trip to Shanghai. Photograph: Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images Pinterest Facebook Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Read more Share on LinkedIn David Luiz and Marcos Alonso during a Chelsea pre-season training session at their Cobham base earlier this month. Photograph: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images Twitter Read more Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert in action against Swiss side St Gallen. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Crystal Palace21 July Oxford United (Kassam Stadium) 3pm28 July Reading (Madejski Stadium) 8.05pm4 August Toulouse (Selhurst Park) 4pmEverton18 July Bury (Gigg Lane) 7.45pm21 July Lille (Estadio Algarve) 8pm22 July Porto (Estadio Algarve) 8pm26 July Blackburn Rovers (Ewood Park) 7.45pm4 August Valencia (Goodison Park) 3pmFulham21 July Lyon (Stade Pierre Rajon, Bourgoin-Jallieu) 9pm1 August Sampdoria (The Recreation Ground) 7.45pm4 August Celta Vigo (Craven Cottage) 3pm Pinterest Share on Facebook Twitter Share on WhatsApp Tottenham Hotspur26 July Roma (San Diego County Credit Union Stadium) 3.05am29 July Barcelona (Rose Bowl, California) 4.05am1 August Milan (US Bank Stadium, Minnesota) 1.35am4 August Girona (Estadi Montilivi) 7pm Topics Watford21 July Fortuna Düsseldorf (Esprit Arena) 2.30pm27 July Stevenage (Broadhall Way) 7.30pm28 July Brentford (Griffin Park) 3pm4 August Sampdoria (Vicarage Road) 3pmWest Ham United21 July Preston North End (Deepdale) 3pm25 July Aston Villa (Villa Park) 7.45pm28 July Ipswich Town (Portman Road) 3pm31 July FSV Mainz 05 (Kufstein Arena) 5.30pm3 August Angers (Stade Raymond Kopa) 5.30pmWolverhampton Wanderers19 July Ajax (Johan Cruyff Arena) 2pm25 July Stoke City (Bet365 Stadium) 7.45pm28 July Derby County (Pride Park) 3pm4 August Villarreal (Molineux) 3pm Liverpool19 July Blackburn Rovers (Ewood Park) 7.45pm22 July Borussia Dortmund (Bank of America Stadium, North Carolina) 9.05pm26 July Manchester City (MetLife Stadium, New Jersey) 1.05am28 July Manchester United (Michigan Stadium) 10.05pm4 August Napoli (Aviva Stadium, Dublin) 6pm7 August Torino (Anfield) 7.30pmManchester City21 July Borussia Dortmund (Soldier Field, Chicago) 2.05am26 July Liverpool (MetLife Stadium, New Jersey) 1.05am28 July Bayern Munich (Hard Rock Stadium, Florida) 4.05am5 August Community Shield: Chelsea (Wembley) 3pmManchester United20 July Club América (University of Phoenix Stadium) 3am22 July San Jose Earthquakes (Levi’s Stadium, California) 10pm26 July Milan (Rose Bowl, California) 4.05am28 July Liverpool (Michigan Stadium) 10.05pm1 August Real Madrid (Hard Rock Stadium, Florida) 1.05am5 August Bayern Munich (Allianz Arena) 7.15pm Twitter Twitter Newcastle United24 July Hull City (KCOM Stadium) 7.45pm28 July Porto (Estádio do Dragão) 7.30pm1 August Braga (Estádio Municipal de Braga) 7.30pm4 August Augsburg (St James’ Park) 3pmSouthampton21 July Derby County (Pride Park) 3pm1 August Celta Vigo (St Mary’s) 7.45pm4 August Borussia Mönchengladbach (St Mary’s) 3pm Huddersfield Town22 July Darmstadt (Merck-Stadion) 2pm26 July Lyon (John Smith’s Stadium) 7.45pm31 July Bologna (Brixen Im Thale, Austria) 2pm3 August RB Leipzig (Schwaz, Austria) 4pmLeicester City21 July Notts County (Meadow Lane) 3pm1 August Valencia (King Power Stadium) 7.45pm4 August Lille (Stade Pierre-Mauroy) 5pm Bournemouth20 July Levante (La Manga Football Centre, Murcia) 7pm27 July Bristol City (Ashton Gate) 7pm28 July Nottingham Forest (City Ground) 3pm3 August Real Betis (Vitality Stadium) 7pm4 August Marseille (Vitality Stadium) 3pmBrighton & Hove Albion21 July AFC Wimbledon (Cherry Red Records Stadium) 3pm24 July Charlton Athletic (The Valley) 7.45pm28 July Birmingham City (St Andrew’s) 3pm3 August Sporting Lisbon (Amex Stadium) 7.45pm Sign up for The Fiver, our daily football email. Facebook Burnley20 July Macclesfield Town (Moss Rose) 7.45pm20 July Curzon Ashton (Tameside Stadium) 7.45pm23 July Preston North End (Deepdale) 7.45pm28 July Montpellier (Turf Moor) 1.3opm5 August Espanyol (Turf Moor) 1.30pmBurnley also face Aberdeen in Europa League qualifying on 26 July (A) and 2 Aug (H)Cardiff City18 July Bodmin Town (Priory Park) 7pm20 July Torquay United (Plainmoor) 7pm4 August Real Betis (Cardiff City Stadium) 1.30pmChelsea23 July Perth Glory (Optus Stadium, Perth) 12.30am28 July Internazionale (Allianz Riviera, Nice) 7.05pm1 August Arsenal (Aviva Stadium, Dublin) 8.05pm5 August Community Shield: Manchester City (Wembley) 3pm7 August Lyon (Stamford Bridge) 8.05pm Share via Email Huddersfield Town lost an early pre-season match at Accrington Stanley. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters Share on Messenger Premier League Facebook Twitter José Mourinho speaks to the press during Manchester United’s pre-season tour to China in July 2016. Photograph: John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images Premier League fixtures 2018-19: Manchester City start at Arsenal features Share on Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Share on Twitter All dates and kick-off times BST. All information correct at time of publicationArsenal26 July Atlético Madrid (National Stadium, Singapore) 12.35am28 July Paris Saint-Germain (National Stadium, Singapore) 12.35am1 August Chelsea (Aviva Stadium, Dublin) 8.05pm4 August Sevilla (Friends Arena, Stockholm) 7pm Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Dyer & Jenkins Pops in on Hemingway and Sons

first_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Business of Delivering Booze to Your Door, According to Drizly’s Founders Editors’ Recommendations Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors How to Thrift Like a Pro: Tips for Making the Most of Secondhand Style center_img Last Thursday there was a party at Silver Lake’s Hemingway and Sons. The store looks like your effortlessly cool friend’s apartment, complete with painted portraits on the wall, a beautiful woven rug on the floor, and a jukebox cranking out soulful 50s and 60s music, but fortunately for us, this homey place is a store. Brother store to Hemingway and Pickett, it already boasts a selection of great menswear at reasonable prices, but they added to it when threw open their doors to Dyer & Jenkins for a Pop Up shop.People crowded into the store, browsing the jeans, tees, and baseball hats Dyer & Jenkins had on display, chatting with co-founders Josey Orrs and Paul Jaworski. Even more people braved LA’s version of a chilly autumn night waiting to go in, chowing down on the warm, spicy food from Tacos Tacos Tacos and beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company that the guys from Dyer & Jenkins provided for the opening party.On top of their classic, versatile jeans and tees, Dyer & Jenkins also brought some items from their apothecary line to Hemingway and Sons. They’ve created candles, shave and beard oils, and shelter sprays to help your face and your home smell heavenly. Three scent options are named after famed Americans with a penchant for the outdoors and are made of essential oils so they’re not overpowering. The Clemens is sweet and smoky with vanilla and tobacco, Walden, for the man who so dearly loved that pond, gets a woody scent of sandalwood, cedarwood, balsam fir to name a few, and Whitman, where good ol’ Walt gets a lighter smell of Tea Tree and peppermint. The shelter spray in particular is delightful as it livens up the room, providing a comforting smell before gently lingering away– a perfect item for those days when you’ve got someone coming over, but didn’t have enough time to deep clean.Hemingway and Sons will be hosting Dyer & Jenkins for one more week, but their full line is always available at dyerandjenkins.com (free shipping on orders over $100). They can also be found in stores around the country. Forge your own path with Dyer & Jenkins, looking and smelling damn good while doing it. 1. Dyer and Jenkins at Hemingway & Sons 2. Dyer and Jenkins at Hemingway & Sons 3. Dyer and Jenkins at Hemingway & Sons 4. Dyer and Jenkins at Hemingway & Sons Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit last_img read more

UN agency welcomes donation from EU to feed Bhutanese refugees in Nepal

5 April 2007The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today hailed a €1.5 million donation from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) to feed over 108,000 Bhutanese refugees in eastern Nepal who are unable to work outside the camps in which they reside. Since 1992, WFP, in close coordination with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has being providing food for the Bhutanese refugees at the request of Nepal’s Government.WFP aims to feed the Bhutanese refugees, who arrived in Nepal 16 years ago after the introduction of strict citizenship laws in their homeland, at a cost of almost €18.5 million over the next two years, of which donors have already contributed €8.5 million. In the past six years, ECHO has donated €13.4 million towards WFP’s efforts.“We are very pleased that ECHO has decided to once again support the refugees,” said Richard Ragan, WFP Country Director in Nepal. “The Commission has consistently been on of the biggest providers of humanitarian support to the refugees.”Frustration has been growing among the Bhutanese refugees as they have seen no solution to their situation over the last 16 years. A substantial offer of resettlement places by the United States was made last year, and Canada and Australia have also shown interest, but resettlement has yet to take place.Last November, UNHCR and the Nepalese Government began taking a census of refugees, in which any existing information will be validated, cross-checked, updated and recorded in a new database, and refugees will have their photographs taken for identity cards. read more

Venus Williams Gives Deposition In Fatal Car Accident

Venus Williams didn’t attend the summer hearing stemming from the fatal accident she was involved in. (Philippe Crochet/Getty Images)Venus Williams visited her lawyer’s office Thursday, Nov. 9 to sit for a deposition in the fatal car accident she had in June. The 7-time Grand Slam winner was photographed walking into Malcolm Cunningham’s West Palm Beach, Fla., office space. There, she’ll give sworn evidence on the case that led to a wrongful death lawsuit, ABC News reported.After the deposition, TMZ reported the case could move to trial.Linda and Jerome Barson’s daughter filed the suit against the tennis pro after Williams’ SUV and the Barson’ car, which Linda, 68, drove, collided. The Barsons’ were hospitalized and Jerome Barson, 78, died of organ failure two weeks later.The accident occurred as Williams was exiting her gated Palm Beach Gardens community June 9. The athlete entered an intersection when the light turned green. As she turned left, Williams stopped her Toyota Sequoia to allow another car through. When Williams continues straight, the Barson’s Hyundai Accent struck the right side of her SUV.Other News About Venus Williams’ Fatal Car CollisionFla. Cop In New Body Cam Video Isn’t Sure Who’s to Blame for Venus Williams CrashVictim’s Attorney In Venus Williams’ Wrongful Death Suit Says Tennis Champ Accelerated Through Intersection After Light ChangedPolice: Venus Williams Legally Entered Intersection Before Crash, New Video Confirms ClaimBarson family attorney Michael Steinger said surveillance video showed Williams caused the crash by “violating the Barsons’ right of way.” However, after police initially said Williams was believed to be “at fault” for the collision, they said Williams legally entered the intersection. Body cam footage of the scene later showed a cop admitting he was unsure of who was to blame.Williams hasn’t commented on the matter except for when asked about it at a post-match press conference at Wimbledon.“There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating and — yeah,” Williams said. “I’m completely speechless. It’s just — yeah, I mean, I’m just …”She also issued a statement on Facebook offering her thoughts and prayers to the Barsons and said she was “devasted and heartbroken by this accident.”Williams is not alone in being involved in fatal car collisions. Singer Brandy reached an undisclosed settlement in the 2006 crash that killed a mother of two. Former Olympian and reality star Caitlyn Jenner was involved in a  2015 multi-car crash that killed a 70-year-old woman. Jenner wasn’t charged in the crash but the woman’s children sued her for wrongful death. read more

Man stabbed to death brother injured suspect in custody

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUPDATE: 19-year-old peacemaker stabbed to deathAugust 27, 2017In “Crime”Essequibo man stabbed to death by nephewFebruary 3, 2019In “Crime”Upper Mazaruni farmer stabbed to death avenging brother’s assaultJuly 16, 2018In “Crime” Police have in custody a 44-year-old unemployed male resident of Williamsburg after he reportedly wounded two brothers, resulting in the death of one during an altercation.According to the police, around 02:20h on Sunday, Vishram Mohabir, 19, a labourer of 258 Williamsburg, Corentyne witnessed the suspect, armed with a knife, wounding his  brother Kunal Singh ,30, at which point he intervened and was stabbed multiple times, twice to his neck, once to the right and once to the left side.The victims were rushed to the Port Mourant Public Hospital where Kunal Singh was treated and sent away and his brother Mohabir was transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he died about 05:00hrs,whilst receiving treatment.The suspected murder weapon, a knife, has been retrieved.The arrested 44-year-old suspect, the Police noted,  is assisting with the ongoing investigation. read more

ASOBAL BM Granollers beat La Rioja in EHF CL race

16.Gijon182016425:4984 1.Barcelona181800688:46936 13.Zamora186111465:51513 3.Granollers191414518:49129 14.Huesca186012486:52112 8.Puerto Sagunto188010532:55516 5.Benidorm181017463:46421 BM Granollers celebrated an important away win in the ASOBAL race for the place at the VELUX EHF Champions League 2015/2016. Since Spanish league lost the financial power, only one team alongside FC Barcelona could win the ticket for the prestigious handball club’s competition, and two biggest contenders and the rivals are BM Granollers and Naturhouse La Rioja.BM Granollers beat La Rioja on their home ground 33:30 and maintaed the chances for the second spot.30 – NATURHOUSE:Aguinagalde (p), Sánchez Migallón (3), Stenmalm (3), Rocas (5), Cacheda (5), Ángel Fernández (4), Eilert, Gómez Lite (p), Juanín García (1p), Luisfe (6), Víctor Vigo (2), Pedro Rodríguez, Jonovski, Javier García y Romero (1).33 – GRANOLLERS:Pejanovic (p), Blanxart (1), Marc García, Resina (1), Álvaro Ruiz (5), Grundsten (4), Guilherme de Toledo (5), Del Arco (8), Pol Sastre (p), Marc Cañellas, Adriá Pérez (5), Adriá Figueres (3), Solé (1p) y Salvador Puig.STANDINGS: ← Previous Story KIF Kolding want to keep Kim Andersson, but: PSG can offer twice more! Next Story → Chambery Savoie extend contract with TOP scorer Edin Basic 2.La Rioja191603605:51932 6.Anaitasuna18918496:50119 11.Cuenca187011465:50314 10.Guadalajara187011486:50014 12.Genil187011477:50114 7.Ademar18837539:54119 4.Morrazo Cangas181026495:50022 15.Aragon184212464:53010 9.Villa de Aranda18639515:51115 ASOBALBM GranollersNaturhouse La Rioja read more

14 very important tips for dealing with the snow

first_imgIT’S SNOWING IN lots of places around Ireland today!That’s pretty exciting, even if it does lead to a few delays at the airport. But snow can be difficult to deal with. It can be bewildering. It can leave you feeling lost, alone, and cold.So here’s our essential guide to coping with the snow.Don’t have snow? Never fear. You can always make your own!1. Get excited!OakleyOriginals/FlickrOn the inside, we all make this face when we first see snow.2. When walking, adopt a special technique3. Make your markFor example, with a Sneachtapus:Built by Paul Bloof and Sarah Murphy in Dublin 6Or a model of Walter White from Breaking Bad:By @TweetingBogartOr a full-size replica of the Taj Mahal:Flickr/-just-jen-4. Sledging is fun Flickr/Mini D8. Also, you should probably steer clear of anywhere with this weather Flickr/Rob Lee5. And if you don’t own a sledge, steal one6. But be careful out there! The roads are treacherousYouTube/finnstertrax7. Which is why they had to invent this sign Flickr/Gwydion M. Williams9. And avoid this penguin10. Keep your roof clear of snow at all timesYouTube/MostFunnyReactions11. When making a path for your fellow human beings, take the most direct route possibleYouTube/wingmor12. Or decide that paths are for suckerscenter_img 13. Finally, avoid becoming a slow-mo replayYouTube/UltraSloMo14. And whatever you do…………………………………BEWARE………………OF THE FEARSOME………………SNOW THIEF!……………… Flickr/O hai :3More: The snowmen of 2013>SNOW DAY: Canal icicles, dogs and daffodils>last_img read more

How to play the best games on a Mac

first_imgWith the gargantuan popularity of Apple’s iOS devices, many long-time Windows users are making the switch and buying Macs. If you’re new to Mac OS X, you’ll probably be immediately happy with how smooth, intuitive, and attractive the UI is. You may not, however, be so happy with Mac gaming. While it’s been improving lately, gaming has long been OS X’s Achilles’ heel. We’ve compiled a few tips to help you to rise above those limitations.Mac App StoreThe Mac App Store has brought some quality titles to OS X. Several popular iOS titles are also on Mac, including Real Racing 2, Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, and several Gameloft console clone titles.The Mac App Store also houses some older high-end games. Rocksteady recently released Batman: Arkham Asylum into the Mac App Store (though there is no Arkham City). Rockstar has ported over the GTA III trilogy (Grand Theft Auto III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas). Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is available as well (not to be confused with the new MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic).SteamIf you insist on native Mac apps and are wanting to look beyond the Mac App Store, then you’ll want to give Steam a looksy. Steam’s Mac selection is piddly compared to its Windows library, but there are a few quality titles like Portal, Portal 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Civilation V, and Left 4 Dead 2.While there are a few great titles on Steam and the Mac App Store, it isn’t nearly enough to satisfy a hardcore gamer. Fear not, though, as there are other options.OnLiveCloud gaming, which sounded at first like a novelty, is starting to pick up some momentum. OnLive sells some popular PC titles, which you can play on a Mac.How does it work? The company’s servers are full of high-end Windows gaming machines, which you can play remotely. You provide the input and receive the output, but all of the processing happens on OnLive’s end. It sounds like a disaster, but if your internet is fast and uncongested you’ll forget that you aren’t running it natively.In our tests, a 5-6Mbps connection was all that was needed for lag-free, real-time gameplay, but it will need to be relatively uncongested. When two other devices were hogging bandwidth (one was streaming Netflix, the other playing an MMO), the connection suffered and OnLive became unplayable. On a 25Mbps WiFi network, there were no problems even when other devices were streaming.OnLive sells its own $50 controller, but you can save money on a third-party accessory. We picked up a $25 GameStop-branded (wired) Xbox 360 controller, and it worked with OnLive. You may need to install Mac drivers first; if so they can be found here. Of course mouse and keyboard controls will work natively.OnLive has popular titles like Batman: Arkham City, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and L.A. Noire (currently on sale for $25) available in its library.Boot CampWhile the combination of the Mac App Store, Steam, and OnLive can give you a solid game library, you still have an ace up your sleeve that will turn your Mac into a gaming powerhouse: install Windows. As bizarre as it is to see Microsoft’s OS running on a Mac, it’s relatively easy to do and it won’t disrupt your installation of OS X.After you install Windows, the quantity and quality of games that are playable on your Mac will explode. You can download from Steam’s vastly-superior Windows library, install games from retail DVDs, or use any other method that works on a PC.If you’re running OS X Lion, then Apple’s Boot Camp app will only let you install Windows 7 (no Vista or XP). You’ll need a Windows 7 installation DVD, which can be purchased legally from many retailers both on and offline. Once you have your Windows 7 DVD in hand, simply open the preinstalled Boot Camp Assistant app and follow the instructions.You’ll need to choose a partition size for Windows; that will depend on a) how big your hard drive is, b) how much free space you need left for OS X, and c) how many games you’ll be installing in Windows. 100GB should be enough for the Windows installation plus four or five current-generation games.How to resize a Boot Camp partitionIf you make the partition too small, it’s relatively easy (though time-consuming) to expand your Boot Camp partition. Say you set aside 70GB for Windows, but you find that you want some extra space. Here are the steps you’d take:1. Get a free Mac app called Winclone2. Use Winclone to backup your Boot Camp partition3. Use Boot Camp Assistant to delete the Windows partition4. Open the OS X app called Disk Utility. Use it to create a new partition (sized as you wish). When it asks what kind of formatting you want to use, choose Windows NT File System.5. Open Winclone again, and restore the previous Windows backup into the new NTFS partition.Transferring files between OS X and WindowsOnce you install Boot Camp, you may also want to look into an app called Paragon NTFS. The $20 app lets you drag and drop files from OS X to your Boot Camp partition. Once you have Windows on your Mac, you may want that extra convenience of easily transferring files.Whatever your Mac setup is, I think you’ll agree the gaming options you have more than make up for the lack of titles targeted specifically at Mac OS X. With the new year weekend fast approaching there’s no better time to experiment with one or more of the above options and experience some of the best games of 2011.last_img read more

Nao humanoid robot clever enough to climb spiral staircases

first_imgCreating robots that can climb a typical straight staircase is hard enough, but researchers at the University of Freiburg’s Humanoid Robots Laboratory have developed one that is capable of climbing spiral staircases.Spiral staircases are more challenging for robots because of the way the stairs curve and the step surface changes size/shape. Nao overcomes this by using two low cost monocular cameras in combination with a Hokuyo 2D laser scanner mounted on the robot’s head. The 2D laser range data localizes the robot and the camera placed below the eyes detects the edges of the stairs, meaning Nao can calculate where to safely place its feet.The robot is very slow at climbing the stairs, with the video above showing a sped up version of Nao’s ascent. However, it’s impressive how accurate the robots movements are. Nao starts by scanning the area and using its cameras to detect the edges of the next step before moving it’s feet right up to the edge of the step and continuing to climb.The research paper on Nao (PDF) explains that just using laser-based localization meant the robot couldn’t climb many stairs before either falling down or bumping into the handrail. But when the team used the edge detecting technology as well, Nao became very accurate. In ten subsequent real-world tests, Nao achieved a success rate of 97%.Nao still has a few issues that need to be solved, though. The major one being that sometimes the edge detecting technology detects textured wood and shadows as edges, which obviously causes a few problems.via Engadgetlast_img read more

Theresa May tells MPs We could have actually been outside the EU

first_img Apr 10th 2019, 6:20 AM This is why I believe we should also discuss an alternative, longer extension… The flexibility would allow to terminate the extension automatically, as soon as both sides have ratified the withdrawal agreement.This longer extension will allow the UK to leave “whenever it is ready”, he said. It is not clear at this stage how palatable this would prove to May’s government. We still don’t know when Brexit will be happening, but today could fix a new departure date for the UK to finally leave the EU.  As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: It is a little difficult to hear [Blackford] week after week say that the UK should stay in the EU, when Scottish Independence would have meant taking Scotland out of the European Union.The Prime Minister answered questions from MPs since noon, and will then fly to Brussels later to formally request an extension by addressing EU leaders at 5pm.“I believe a Conservative government will make a success of any situation,” she told the House of Commons today when asked about the UK leaving the EU without a deal. Above all, we want the withdrawal agreement to be ratified so that negotiations can begin on a future relationship, we I hope and expect can be a new economic partnership between the UK and the EU that is as close as can be achieved. The Fine Gael leader added that Ireland’s European colleagues “fully understand the challenge here” and stood with Ireland in this regard.“The EU is a home that we have helped to build and whatever happens we will stay at its heart,” he said.May-Corbyn talks to approve a dealWith the extension the UK has asked for, Prime Minister May has pinned her hopes on reaching a compromise with the Labour Party to finally find a way of getting her Withdrawal Agreement through parliament.There’s been little progress here so far, as hardline Tories have expressed outrage at May reaching out to the opposition in what they fear could result in a softer Brexit.Both the Conservatives and Labour acknowledged they wouldn’t reach an agreement ahead of today’s EU summit yesterday evening. “We have had further productive and wide-ranging talks this afternoon, and the parties have agreed to meet again on Thursday once European Council has concluded,” a spokesman for the UK government said. Source: DPA/PA ImagesMay has also been speaking to fellow EU leaders, asking Macron and Merkel yesterday to back her planned extension to 30 June.Both leaders are said to be open to a longer extension than this, which would give more clarity and remove uncertainty with May still unable to secure a consensus at home.In a letter to leaders ahead of tomorrow’s meeting, EU Council President Donald Tusk urged them to back the extension, but not the one Theresa May wants.“However, our experience so far, as well as the deep divisions within the House of Commons, give us little reason to believe that the ratification process can be completed by the end of June,” he said. “In reality, granting such an extension would increase the risk of a rolling series of short extensions and emergency summits, creating new cliff-edge dates. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 26,709 Views Share18 Tweet Email Source: Steve Bray #FBPE #RevokeArticle50 #StopBrexit/TwitterPRIME MINISTER THERESA May has said that she still intends to ask for an extension until 30 June today, despite suggestions of a ‘flexible’ year-long extension.“We could have actually been outside the European Union by now,” she told the House of Commons this afternoon.When asked by the SNP’s Ian Blackford, who said May was in her “final days as Prime Minister”, whether a second referendum had been discussed with Labour, she replied:“My position on a second referendum has not changed, the House has rejected a second referendum two times. When we come to a deal there may be those who push that issue, but my position on this has not changed. Wednesday 10 Apr 2019, 12:42 PM Theresa May tells MPs: ‘We could have actually been outside the EU by now’ Theresa May has asked to extend Article 50 to 30 June, and EU leaders will decide today on whether to grant that. 29 Comments Updated Apr 10th 2019, 12:42 PM By Sean Murray Short URL To be able to leave in an orderly way, to be able to leave with a deal. There are members of this house that don’t want to honour the results of the referendum – I do. May also responding to questions by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn about the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, calling it “an important moment in Northern Irish history”.  Source: Joey D’Urso/TwitterTaoiseach Leo Varadkar is in Brussels today for a special meeting of the European Council, where EU leaders will decide whether to grant Theresa May another delay to the Brexit date (aka an extension to Article 50).As it currently stands, the UK is due to leave the EU this coming Friday and still hasn’t ratified a withdrawal agreement in parliament.A no-deal is the default position in this case, but the Prime Minister is seeking a further extension to Article 50 until 30 June in order to give herself more time to win over her opponents in the House of Commons.Following on from his recent talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier, Varadkar will attend meetings with European counterparts from 2pm Irish time today. Source: House of CommonsPrime Minister May also spoke with her French and German counterparts in a bid to convince them to back her extending Brexit again, after the initial leaving date of 29 March was postponed.The formal meeting of the European Council will get under way at 5pm Irish time but the indications are that leaders will back granting the UK a further extension.  ‘Wouldn’t be forgiven’Last weekend, the Taoiseach said he was confident that EU leaders would ratify an extension to Brexit.He said that any country that vetoes it “wouldn’t be forgiven”, considering the risk of a no-deal to the economies of Ireland and the UK’s other close neighbours.However, Varadkar also said that Ireland didn’t want to grant an extension that “just allows for more indecision”. This has been echoed by other EU leaders who are seen to prefer a longer extension to Brexit for the time being.“From Ireland’s perspective, we are open to extending the deadline to allow time for these discussions to run their course and come to a conclusion,” he told the Dáil yesterday. https://jrnl.ie/4583698 last_img read more

Diamond Dallas Page at Performance Center Randy Ortons most sadistic moments in

first_img Pinterest Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WWE has posted a clip of Diamond Dallas Page talking about his recent experience at the Performance Center in Orlando and getting to use DDP Yoga with the talent.You can check out the interview above courtesy of WWE.Randy Orton’s most sadistic moments in WWEWWE has posted a Top 10 of Randy Orton’s most sadistic moments in WWE.Some of the moments including Orton attacking John Cena’s father at ringside, kicking Mick Foley down a stairwell, setting The Undertaker on fire, attacking Jeff Hardy recently on Smackdown Live and kissing Stephanie McMahon as Triple H could only watch.center_img Facebook WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WhatsApp Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte last_img read more

Bale ruled out of Wales game against Spain

first_imgWales manager Ryan Giggs confirmed that Gareth Bale will not take part in their friendly against Spain on Thursday and is “50/50” for the game with IrelandThe 29-year-old winger has now missed all three of Wales’ training sessions this week as he continues to struggle with a groin injury.Bale sustained the injury in Real Madrid’s 1-0 defeat at SD Alaves in La Liga last Saturday and had to be taken off in the final 10 minutes.Wales are worried that it’s a recurrence of the groin injury that forced Bale to miss Real’s Champions League defeat to Russian side CSKA Moscow last week.“Gareth has got a little bit of muscle fatigue and he won’t be involved against Spain,” said Giggs on Sky Sports.“We don’t want to take any risks and we are monitoring it every day. I would say he is 50-50 at the minute for the Ireland game.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Derby County winger Harry Wilson has already volunteered to take Bale’s place as Wales’ main free-kick.“If he’s not on the pitch for one reason or another, I’ll be putting my name forward,” said Wilson“I think Gareth is definitely top of the pile when it comes to taking them, and rightly so.”“He (Bale) always can’t wait to meet up with us and it’s great to have your talisman here,” said Stoke’s Joe Allen.“Hopefully he’s going to be all right and it goes without saying how important he is to us.”last_img read more

Drug use among juvenile arrestees reaches highest rate since 2000

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 30, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Drug use among youth booked into Juvenile Hall reached its highest rate since 2000, with 58 percent of those interviewed testing positive for an illicit substance last year, according to a report released Tuesday by the San Diego Association of Governments.Fifty-five percent of 109 juveniles interviewed for the report tested positive for marijuana, also the highest rate since 2000, according to SANDAG data.Ninety percent of individuals interviewed from detention facilities in 2018 reported trying marijuana, compared to 88 percent for alcohol and 71 percent for tobacco, according to the report. Overall, 96 percent of juveniles reported trying some kind of substance.Forty-five percent of respondents also said marijuana was the first substance they had tried, compared to 43 percent for alcohol.Overall, those who had used marijuana, alcohol and tobacco reported getting started at or before age 13, on average.When asked to rank how harmful they thought specific drugs were on a four-point scale, 11 percent of respondents said marijuana was “very bad” or “extremely bad.”Thirty-three and 60 percent of youths interviewed thought the same for alcohol and tobacco, respectively.Among other findings:— 91 percent of those interviewed said it was easy, or very easy, to obtain marijuana and 87 percent of those interviewed said the same about alcohol.— 57 percent abused prescription or over-the-counter drugs last year, with 83 percent of those reporting that they had used tranquilizers, such as Xanax, and 56 percent saying they had tried codeine;— 10 percent of interviewees tested positive for methamphetamine, down from 11 percent in 2017. KUSI Newsroom Drug use among juvenile arrestees reaches highest rate since 2000 Posted: July 30, 2019last_img read more

Gift of excess fresh produce sought for needy

first_imgA local leadership group has an idea for what you can do with this August’s inevitable bumper crop of zucchini — besides ditch them on your neighbors’ doorsteps at midnight.A Leadership Clark County group has stepped in to help encourage growers of all stripes to donate their extra harvest, or even plant extra rows, to help feed those who need it most.Six members of this year’s graduating class came up with the idea of bringing fresh produce to the tables at four area nonprofits. “We realized community gardens were kind of a hot topic,” group member Cheree Nygard said. “We knew there is a huge need for donations.”While Clark County has numerous nonprofit organizations that serve prepared meals, they often contain canned or processed food, Nygard said. So when they contacted four agencies to see if they’d be interested in taking on a gardener or farmer’s extra bounty of cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables, she said they were eager to get in on it.last_img read more

Weather accelerates strawberrypicking season local growers say

first_imgIt wouldn’t be a good idea to procrastinate this year on buying local strawberries for jam or preserves. This year’s strawberries are already a delicious-looking red, and local growers advise buyers to head to the farm store or farmers market before it’s too late.“Strawberries are coming in the earliest I have ever seen them in my life, and I have been growing strawberries since 1956,” said Joe Beaudoin of Joe’s Place Farms, 701 N.E. 112th Ave. Beaudoin says his farm began picking on May 16, in sharp contrast to last year when only a few berries were ready to pick even by June 1.The same is true at most other Southwest Washington berry farms. At Thoeny Farms in Woodland, picking began May 18, and the crop probably won’t stretch into July, said Erin Thoeny. Those who wait until school is out or — worse — the Fourth of July to buy berries may find themselves outwitted by nature, she said.“People aren’t mentally ready to do jams and freeze,” said Thoeny, who sells berries at the Vancouver Farmers Market and other mobile locations. “If they wait, there won’t be any.”last_img read more

These AIgenerated Christmas songs are so freakin festive

first_img Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express This AI gave classic cookies the nuttiest new names AI valentine candy heart ideas: ‘Stank love’ and ‘I honker’ What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $155 at Google Express Read the Rylo camera preview 0 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Rylo Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental The things AI does Read DJI Osmo Action preview Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 12 Photos $6 at Tidal DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Chris Monroe/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It Get in the holiday spirit with songs from a neural network. John Kim/CNET Ding-a-ling. It’s impossible to escape the chiming melodies of holiday songs this time of year. Swedish AI company Made by AI decided we didn’t already have enough jangling Christmas melodies haunting our every move, so it set an artificial-intelligence system loose to create some new ones.The Christmas AI-generated tunes have some outstanding names, such as Peaches Twinkleleaves and Syllabub Chocolatebells. They’re all jaunty and chime-y, and would be the perfect soundtrack for inside a shopping mall elevator.  Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It Artificial intelligence (AI),I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comments Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. See at Turo $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) The Cheapskate Read Google Home Hub review Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Post a comment Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Share your voice 7 Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See at Amazon Turo I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Random The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Made by AI dropped some details on how they achieved this festive musical accomplishment. It involved feeding a hundred Christmas tunes in MIDI format to a neural network, which surprisingly didn’t turn evil on its human makers. Made by AI says it’s happy with the results of its Christmas hack, but the company wishes it had more time to also generate lyrics to go along with the songs.You can download your own AI Christmas song with your choice of bells, clarinet or glockenspiel as the main instrument. If you can’t beat the Christmas music, you might as well join it. Sprint Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $999 $210 at Best Buy See it Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $999 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Boost Mobile See It Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Best Buy Tags $59 at eBay Amazon CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $60 at Best Buy $520 at HP Tags Angela Lang/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Apple iPhone XS Geek the halls with nerdy Christmas ornaments (pictures) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $299 at Amazonlast_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 Bran Stark is the Lord of Light

first_imgHBOGame of Thrones season 8 has entered its supernova stage. The acclaimed TV show is going to end in May and there are hundreds of theories about it. However, as per a recent theory, it looks like Jon Snow will kill the Night King but the process to reach there would cost him a lot and his younger brother, Bran Stark, is the Lord of Light.Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 is going to feature the epic battle between Jon Snow and Night King’s army. On one hand, Jon Snow has Daenerys Targaryen, her two dragons, allies from the North, and Jaime Lannister. But Night King is a man who could not be killed until and unless one has Dragon Stone and a sword made of Valyrian Steel.In the recently released trailer of Game of Thrones, Arya Stark was shown holding the Dragon Stone and it is well established that fan favorite Jon Snow has a Valyrian Steel sword. As per a recent theory on Reddit, there was a reason to introduce such amazing stuff in the early episodes of HBO’s epic fantasy drama series.In addition to Valyrian Steel and Dragon Stones, we have seen Jon Snow and Beric Dondarrion coming back to life, Daenerys Targaryen’s uncanny relation with fire, Dondarrion flaming up swords, and Bran Stark seeing everything that happened in the past.As per a Game of Thrones fan, Jon Snow, Beric Dondarrion, Daenerys Targaryen, and Bran Stark will have to come together to destroy the Night King. Kit Harington as Jon Snow with Liam Cunningham as Davos SeaworthHBO”Dany sacrifices herself, (maybe protecting her dead dragon?) for Jon to plunge his Valyrian steel into her flaming insides, Mel induces some vudu (voodoo) to put magic on the whole thing may be trying to save Dany, Bran distracts the night king by warping into his mind, Arya kills a WW to get close to Night King, Jon wields light bringer and destroys night king,” speculates the fan.At the same time, fans have argued that Bran Stark is not the Night King but he truly is the Lord of Light and somehow he is able to protect everyone. As we all know, there has been too much foreshadowing and even callback events, so anything can be possible.As we know, Lord of Light is a god who speaks to his followers through visions. Back in GoT season 7 episode 5 “Beyond the Wall,” it seemed that the Lord of Light ordered The Hound, Beric, and Thoros to face the White Walkers, only for them to get defeated in the end. At the same time, it was also shown that Bran Stark sent Jon Snow a raven in which he told him that the Night King was coming. Fans were quick to notice that Maesters would ignore his request of gathering everyone and that is why he sent the message to Jon. A fan has also pointed out that Bran Stark is “living in an alternate future timeline where the Others/White Walkers have taken over the planet.”The above theory seems good but it was shown in season 7 that Thoros of Mir was dead and Beric won’t be resurrected from the dead.last_img read more