first_imgView comments Westbrook’s triple-double was his third this season — all in the last four games — and the 107th of his career, matching Jason Kidd and trailing only Oscar Robertson (181) and Magic Johnson (138). Kidd took 1,247 games to reach 107, while Westbrook needed only 760.The 19 rebounds were one off Westbrook’s career high, set in last season’s finale against Memphis. And when the star guard addressed the media long after the game ended, he spoke more from the heart than he often does.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I am extremely blessed and humbled to be able to go out and play and compete in the NBA,” Westbrook said. “Just to be named with Jason Kidd and Magic and Oscar and those guys, I could have never dreamt about being able to even sit here talking to you guys. I take everything in and never take anything for granted.”Jerami Grant added 21 points, one shy of his career best, on 8-of-12 shooting for the Thunder, who have won 13 of 16 after an 0-4 start. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Thunder: Wrap up a four-game homestand Friday against Atlanta.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next APPRECIATING WESTBROOKDrew’s job is to scheme ways to stop opposing stars like Westbrook, but that proved nearly impossible on a night when the Thunder guard was on top of his game.“He’s an elite point guard and he does it every night, so I take my hat off to guys that do it every night,” Drew said. “He does it at a high level every night. He’s a complete player. He’s as complete as they can be and he’s relentless with his attack. He’s a phenomenal guard.”Thunder coach Billy Donovan liked how Westbrook read the game and made the correct play, time after time after time.“Everything that he did tonight flowed out of our offense,” Donovan said. “When the floor was spaced correctly, it gave him opportunities on double-teams to make some reads. … He did an incredible job organizing and running the offense.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Asked before the game about the trade set to send Korver to the Jazz, Drew declined comment. Korver was at the arena when he learned of the deal, which still needed to be approved by the NBA. … Sam Dekker (left ankle sprain) missed his 10th straight game, and George Hill (right shoulder sprain) sat out his ninth in a row. … David Nwaba missed his second consecutive game with right knee soreness and was replaced in the starting lineup by Larry Nance Jr. … Tristan Thompson’s streak of four straight double-doubles ended. He had four points and two rebounds.Thunder: Alex Abrines made his first start of the season but went 1 of 9 from the field. … Nerlens Noel played despite a bruised calf and scored eight points. … Paul George struggled with foul trouble most of the game but had 18 points. … The Thunder drew their 353rd straight sellout, the NBA’s third-longest active streak and tied with Sacramento for the 10th-longest in league history. … Oklahoma City won 95-86 at Cleveland on Nov. 7.UP NEXTCavaliers: Complete a two-game road swing Friday at Boston. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Jordan Clarkson led Cleveland with 25 points, while Collin Sexton (21 points, 10 rebounds) and Cedi Osman (14 points, 10 rebounds) each had a double-double. The Cavaliers agreed to trade Kyle Korver to Utah after the team had arrived at Chesapeake Energy Arena, leaving them with only nine players in uniform. Eight got into the game.Oklahoma City trailed 55-51 in the third quarter when Westbrook started a 13-0 run with a 3-pointer. He capped it by assisting on a dunk by Grant with 5:36 left in the period that completed the triple-double and put the Thunder up 64-55.By the end of the quarter, the Thunder led 73-62 and the Cavaliers got no closer than nine the rest of the way.“I just thought they physically wore us down,” Cleveland coach Larry Drew said. “They wore us down and our execution wasn’t as good in the second half as it was in the first. We kind of looked like we were tired in that second half. They took away our ability to move and to try to make plays.”Cleveland took advantage of early offensive sloppiness by the Thunder to twice go up by 11 points, the latter time at 38-27 after a 3-pointer by Osman with 7:01 left in the second quarter. Oklahoma City used a 20-6 run to get back in the game, which was tied 47-all at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Damian Lillard sets Portland-record 10 3s in close win over Magic Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket around Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Oklahoma City won 100-83. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook was more introspective than usual Wednesday night.The 2017 MVP moved into a tie for third place on the NBA list for triple-doubles with 23 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder completed a regular-season sweep of the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers with a 100-83 victory.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgARCATA >> When opposing defenses have had to game plan for Humboldt State the last two years, they have known that one of the biggest tasks they will have is to try and stop a record-setting running back and one of the best Division II has to offer.That will also be head coach Rob Smith, defensive coordinator Miles Kochevar and the Jacks’ task as well.An abnormal early-November non-conference game will not just serve as Humboldt’s final home game of the 2016 season. It will also be the place …last_img read more

first_imgPhoto: Qantas Qantas will sharpen its focus on attracting lucrative Chinese business travellers as it heads back into Beijing with daily A330-200 services as part of its  strategy to boost its presence in Asia.The new service from Sydney marks the airline’s return to the competitive Beijing market since leaving in 2009 because it couldn’t make it work and comes as travel between Australia and China is burgeoning. It will capitalise on the Qantas alliance with China Eastern, which will codeshare on the flights from the expected start date of January 25.A strengthening of the China Eastern alliance will also see the addition of three international codeshare routes between Australia and China: Sydney-Hangzhou, Sydney-Kunming and Brisbane-Shanghai.The China Eastern partnership and a second with China Southern allows Qantas  to offer more than 130 return services a week  between Australia and China, connecting to a further 256 codeshare services a week on intra-China domestic routes.  Low-cost brand Jetstar offers an addtional 20 return services a week into six Chinese cities from Singapore and Vietnam.Beijing will be the Australian carrier’s third destination in greater China, building on its existing daily services to Shanghai and 28 return flights a week to Hong Kong. The new route represents an 18 per cent increase in Qantas’ total capacity into Greater China and a seven per cent increase in its total capacity into Asia.The airline group said about half of Qantas and Jetstar international capacity is now dedicated to the Asia region, up from 30 per cent a decade ago, and it had  added flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia in the past year.The expansion comes as rival Virgin Australia has indicated it is also looking at services to Hong Kong or mainland China.Two major Chinese groups, HNA and Nanshan, now own about 40 per cent  of Virgin,  and are moving to put representatives on the Virgin’s board.  The election of HNA representative Nang Qi and Nanshan’s Dr Chien-tsung Lu will be put to shareholders at the airline’s annual meeting on November 16.China is becoming  Australia’s biggest source of visitors after New Zealand and Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said the additional 3300 seats would help the airline take advantage of surging demand.“Australia is now at the top of the wish list for Chinese travellers thinking about where they want to go next,’’ Mr Joyce said.  “There are 21 million people in Beijing alone and from the start of next year they will be just one Qantas flight away. The potential is tremendous.“We’re seeing strong loads on our existing Shanghai and Hong Kong services, and on this new Beijing route we’ll have the advantage of China Eastern marketing the Qantas flight as part of their own network.“We’ll be ramping up the work we’re already doing with the state tourism bodies and Tourism Australia on marketing campaigns in China to make sure we make the most of this potential.   Our pitch is that if you want to experience the best of Australia, your trip should start with the national carrier. “The business travel market is another key focus for this route, particularly off the back of the free trade agreement with China, which is increasing the amount of freight we’re carrying.”The flying kangaroo has been on the hunt for new pilots as it brings in new Boeing 787 aircraft and looks to expand its presence in Asia and North America.The airline said Thursday it had received more than 500 applications from Australian and overseas pilots for  170 new jobs it announced earlier this year.  The jobs announcement marked the first time Qantas had sought to bring in pilots from outside the group since 2009.last_img read more

first_img5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Testing self-driving software on public roads can be incredibly expensive, with the cost of the car, the hardware, the license, and insurance potentially reaching into the millions.AImotive, a self-driving software developer, has been looking for a unique way to cut the costs. Instead of spending money on the real thing, it attempted simulating the experience using Project Cars, a 2015 motorsport video game developed by Slightly Mad Studios.See Also: New York is the newest state to allow autonomous car testsThe team wanted to use Project Cars as a framework to build its own simulator, testing self-driving algorithms inside the video game to make it as close to the real experience as possible.Better for simulationIt is not the first time self-driving software has been programmed through a simulation, rather than real-world testing, but it is the first time a video game has been used as the foundation for the simulation.Project Cars outperforms most of the commercial car simulators available today, making it a viable option for any software developer that wants to test software.In the end, AImotive discovered Project Cars wasn’t robust enough for simulation requirements. But the studios behind the game may look to reuse AImotive’s self-driving software for Project Cars 2, expected late 2017, as a way of simulating real-life driving conditions while players race. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts David Currycenter_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Tags:#AImotive#Autonomous#Bandai Namco#driverless#featured#Project Cars#Self-Driving#Slightly Mad Studios#top#virtual reality Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…last_img read more

first_imgShareFranz Brotzen713-348-6775franz.brotzen@rice.eduAuthor, “technopragmatist” and Duke University Professor Cathy Davidson will speak Feb. 28 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy on her book about how attention affects the way modern society learns and thinks.Who: Cathy Davidson, the Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and former vice provost for interdisciplinary studies at Duke University.What: Lecture on “Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work and Learn.”When: Tuesday, Feb. 28, at noon.Where: Rice University, Baker Hall’s Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.When Duke University gave free iPods to its freshman class in 2003, critics called it a waste of money. Yet when students found academic uses for the brand new music devices in virtually every discipline, the iPod experiment proved to be a classic example of the power of disruption — a way of refocusing attention to illuminate unseen possibilities.Davidson, who was Duke’s vice provost for interdisciplinary studies at the time of the iPod experiment, sees this kind of innovation as the heart of a new collaborative, interactive learning that is ideal for students facing a changing global future. Using cutting-edge research on the brain and learning, Davidson shows how the phenomenon of “attention blindness” — in which people fail to perceive objects they are not specifically paying attention to — shapes people’s lives, and how it has led to one of the greatest problems of the moment. According to Davidson, although people email, blog, tweet and text as if by instinct, too many toil in schools and workplaces designed for the last century, not the one in which they live. Davidson helps people to think in historical, theoretical, institutional and practical ways about how to thrive in the connected, global world they inhabit.Davidson is the author of numerous books, including “Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work and Learn” and “The Future of Thinking: Learning Institutions in a Digital Age.”The event is by invitation only but open to members of the news media. It will be webcast at http://bakerinstitute.org/events/now-you-see-it-how-the-brain-science-of-attention-will-transform-the-way-we-live-work-and-learn.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Franz Brotzen at franz.brotzen@rice.edu or 713-348-6775. AddThislast_img read more