Not even his most ardent critics – and there are plenty of them – dispute James Harden’s greatness. His numbers are undeniable, he efficacy is unimpeachable, and his continued evolution, still adding wrinkles to his game at 30, is inspiring. Yet it’s unlikely the Houston Rockets guard will ever be universally adored, at least not to the extent of a LeBron James or even a Stephen Curry. It is a question of style, rather than substance, that prevents so many basketball fans truly taking Harden into their heart. And, in this regard, there are parallels to be drawn between the NBA scoring machine and soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Of course, Rockets fans worship Harden, just as supporters of Juventus and Real Madrid, Ronaldo’s current and former club respectively, idolize the Portuguese forward. Fans inside the Toyota Center have watched Harden blossom from the perennial sixth man traded from Oklahoma City to escape the shadows of Kevin Durant and Russell … [Read more...] about Is James Harden the NBA’s Cristiano Ronaldo?
RAPID Ronnie O’Sullivan refused to shake the ref’s hand over germ fears as he gained revenge for his Crucible shock. The Rocket, 44, took just 32 minutes to smash James Cahill 4-0 in the second round of the Scottish Open in Glasgow. He hit breaks of 93, 111 and 86 with a blistering average shot time of 12 seconds to beat his World Championship conqueror. O’Sullivan wanted to fist-pump the ref at the start and when the official tried to shake his hand, he said: “Why are you touching my hands? Germs!” The No 3 seed, who now faces Martin Gould, said: “I’m a bit OCD when it comes to germs. "I don’t like touching door handles without using tissues.“Plus you sometimes get guys who want to crush my hands.” TRUMP AND SELBY WIN World No 1 Judd Trump thrashed China’s Yuan Sijun 4-0, while Mark Selby beat Alfie Burden 4-1. O’Sullivan's "handy" saga followed his crazy “banana” shot controversy during a … [Read more...] about Ronnie O’Sullivan refuses to shake referee’s hand in bizarre germ outburst at Scottish Open
A model was left traumatised when she woke up to find an armed robber burst in her home force her to open a safe. Danii Banks said she was sleeping naked when she heard a loud bang and her dogs barking fiercely at her Chamblee apartment in Georgia, US, last week. Footage captured from her pet monitor camera shows the Instagram star stepping into the living room to see a man with a handgun. The 29-year-old claimed the man demanded her to open the safe, which she said was empty, before the man pushed her onto the bed and fled the house, TMZ reports. She immediately alerted Chamblee Police who has launched an open investigation to hunt for the alleged robber. Since the incident, Danii was accused of staging a fake attempted robbery and has received negative comments on her social media. She wrote in her Instagram Story: "It doesn't take a rocket science to see I WAS SET UP. The person was tipped off on something I had in my home. "And he came for that. He couldn't find it clearly why … [Read more...] about Model, 29, confronts armed robber while naked after hearing loud bang during night
When embarking on a new regime, it's easy to feel filled with intent. However, a few weeks or months into things, the temptation to fall off the wagon is too much for many. But for Auckland-born fitness star Kirsty Godso - who has the job of working as a personal trainer for Nike in New York - if you try to think about four things when you're looking to get fit, you're more likely to find success. 'Intention. Discipline. Patience. Progression,' Kirsty told Daily Mail Australia are the four key pillars she'll teach about when working as a trainer. 'You also need to have a conversation with your own body, as what works for each of us is going to be very different,' the 29-year-old added. Here, she reveals how you can get fit and change your body for good - and it all starts with ditching the word diet. Auckland-born fitness star, Kirsty Godso (pictured) - who works as a trainer for Nike in New York - shared her top fitness tips with FEMAIL The New Zealand-born trainer … [Read more...] about Personal trainer, 29, who has worked with Maria Sharapova, reveals the four keys to achieving lasting weight loss – and it all begins with ditching the word ‘diet’
The communications industry could use 20% of all the world’s electricity by 2025, hampering attempts to meet climate change targets and straining grids as demand by power-hungry server farms storing digital data from billions of smartphones, tablets and internet-connected devices grows exponentially. The industry has long argued that it can considerably reduce carbon emissions by increasing efficiency and reducing waste, but academics are challenging industry assumptions. A new paper, due to be published by US researchers later this month, will forecast that information and communications technology could create up to 3.5% of global emissions by 2020 – surpassing aviation and shipping – and up to 14% 2040, around the same proportion as the US today. Global computing power demand from internet-connected devices, high resolution video streaming, emails, surveillance cameras and a new generation of smart TVs is increasing 20% a year, consuming roughly 3-5% of the … [Read more...] about ‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025