Why Kawhi Leonard Was the Right Gamble for the Raptors
Not only are you upgrading, obviously, from DeMar DeRozan to Kawhi Leonard, assuming Kawhi is healthy or reasonably healthy. He's a massive upgrade, especially in the playoffs. But you're adding a guy in Danny Green who is also an experienced playoff ...
Public date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:00:00 +1200
Even Denzel Washington Can't Bring Life to The Equalizer 2
Denzel Washington is back, in The Equalizer 2, as the quiet, bookish, lethal Robert McCall, an ex-C.I.A. agent who lacks the bristling mysteriousness of Keanu Reeves's John Wick or the go-get-'em doggedness of Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills, hero of the ...
Public date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +1200
India vs England: Embarrassed Root won't 'drop the mic' again
"Hopefully over time, and it's not something that will happen overnight, we'll see big improvements long-term within the group," added the 27-year-old, now second in the latest ICC ODI batting rankings, behind India captain Virat Kohli, published ...
Public date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 02:00:00 +1200
Protestors Are Gaming Google Images So When You Search 'Idiot,' President ...
First President Trump topped protests across London as a giant baby blimp. Now, he's topping Google Images. Protestors, activists and Internet users are seeking to influence Google's algorithm so that when the term “idiot” is searched for, images of ...
Public date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:00:00 +1200
Nelson Mandela: His Written Legacy
July 18, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth. One of the 20th century's most important civil-rights change-makers, he devoted his life—including 27 years in prison—to bringing an end to the cruelly segregationist policies of ...
Public date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +1200
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott discuss the 'Kardashian Curse' in new GQ interview
Billionaire beauty mogul Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend Travis Scott discussed the rumoured “Kardashian Curse” in a recent interview - and it looks like there may be some truth to it. The “Kardashian Curse” was coined when Scott Disick, a former ...
Public date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:00:00 +1200
Four-day working week trial at Perpetual Guardian a success, boss wants to ...
The Kiwi boss who trialled giving his staff a full salary for four days' work says it was a success and that he wants it to become permanent at his Auckland company. Andrew Barnes, the chief executive at Perpetual Guardian, says he's already made a ...
Public date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:00:00 +1200
Japan is running out of ninjas
The small city of Iga, famed as the birthplace of the ninja, can't find enough martial artists to perform for tourists during its annual festival, according to an episode of “Planet Money” on NPR. Professional ninjas in Iga can make up to $85,000 per ...
Public date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200
Kate Moss' best friend Annabelle Neilson found dead
Annabelle Neilson, the star of Bravo's reality show Ladies of London, has died at 49, according to People and the Daily Mail. The London Metropolitan Police told multiple outlets that Neilson's body was discovered at her home in the London ...
Public date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +1200
Georges Lemaître: Google marks 124th birth anniversary of Big Bang Theory ...
Google Doodle celebrates the 124th birthday of famed Belgian astronomer, Georges Lemaître. Lemaître was best known for formulating the modern big bang theory in 1927. The theory suggests that the universe began with a huge explosion of a small ...
Public date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:00:00 +1200
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: A second verse better than the first
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, to my vastly unqualified eyes, is maybe a better film than the first. Sequels either coast to the finish line knowing they'll make a buck anyway, or work hard to justify their existence at all. I reckon Here We Go Again is ...
Public date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:00:00 +1200
Elon Musk's Twitter outburst rattles investors
Four days after Tesla's fourth-largest shareholder urged "a time of quiet and peace," chief executive Elon Musk lobbed one of his nastiest stink bombs yet: an accusation about an organizer of the Thailand cave rescue that investors say is a major ...
Public date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:00:00 +1200
'Last Man Standing' Releases Teaser For “Fox” Revival
In a new teaser for the upcoming revival for Last Man Standing on Fox, Allen and Travis are sitting around a campfire as Mike and Vanessa Baxter. Vanessa says she sees a fox and Mike baits her into saying it three more times before looking at the ...
Public date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +1200
Did we win the War on Poverty?
“Based on historical standards of material wellbeing and the terms of engagement, our War on Poverty is largely over and a success.” That's from a new report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Naturally, the announcement triggered a ...
Public date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:00:00 +1200
World Cup 2018: Beneath the chaos and the drama, how France won the tactical ...
World Cup 2018 culminated with a fitting final. France's 4-2 victory over Croatia featured an own goal, a set-piece goal, a penalty awarded via VAR and a couple of long-range strikes. Look beyond the six goals, and this final didn't produce a single ...
Public date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:00:00 +1200
Sacha Baron Cohen's most jaw-dropping prank in Who Is America?
If the first episode of Who Is America? is anything to go by, it's vintage Cohen — rude and crass (an extended joke about menstrual blood and the American flag involving unfailingly polite Trump supporters) but sometimes with something profound to say.
Public date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +1200
Review: Kendrick Lamar, aka Kung-fu Kenny, lifts roof off Dunedin stadium
And they don't come more relevant than Lamar, who may leave the city as quickly as he arrived, but will leave a lasting impression on those lucky enough to watch a master of his craft in action. Lamar plays Auckland's Spark Arena on Thursday and Friday ...
Public date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:00:00 +1200
New Caledonia referendum: call to reject 'colonising power' France
The time has come for New Caledonia to throw off “colonising power” France and take its place on the world stage, the head of the country's independence coalition has said on a visit to Australia ahead of a referendum to be held in November.
Public date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:00:00 +1200
Search 'idiot', get Trump: how activists are gaming Google Images
When you type the word “idiot” into Google's image search, Trump is the first returned result. This is partly because the Green Day song American Idiot was used by protesters to soundtrack his trip to London. But since then there's also been a ...
Public date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:00:00 +1200
Kylian Mbappe 'fantastic' with Pussy Riot pitch invaders in Fifa World Cup final
Speaking with news media from a Moscow jail, Pussy Riot activist Nikulshina said she was surprised by the reaction she got from Mbappe, a 19-year-old football superstar when she confronted him mid-pitch during the game in Russia. "He [Mbappe] was ...
Public date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:00:00 +1200