Even the most knowledgeable City Section boys’ basketball observer is hard-pressed to name a Poly of Sun Valley player other than DJ Gay, and it’s somewhat understandable considering how well the senior has played this season. “DJ is great, but honestly, I can’t think of anyone else on that team,” said John Gavert, a regular at local games throughout the region for the past 30years. “They have one or two good players besides DJ,” said Garry Teague, who grew up watching basketball in the Valley. “I think one of them is named Guerra or something, but I really don’t know.” Close enough. Better than most who have only heard of Gay, a 6-foot point guard who leads the City in scoring, averaging 29.9 points per game. Gay, bound for San Diego State, also averages 5.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 steals per night. “I have all the confidence in the world in my teammates,” Gay said. “I know who’s going to be on the left and who’s going to be on the right at all times. I trust all these guys.” Guerra has developed into a reliable option on the perimeter when Gay is faced with double-, and sometimes triple-, teams. He’s shooting better than 40percent from beyond the 3-point arc. It’s not uncommon to hear such a response. Many struggle to come up with the Parrots’ starting five. Gay and Poly (23-4) would not be in tonight’s Championship semifinal showdown against host Westchester (22-5) at 7 p.m. without the steady contributions from Andy Guerra, Mauricio Gonzalez, Santiago Moreno and Mike Rojas. “DJ is the Lone Ranger, but this Lone Ranger has four Tontos by his side,” Poly coach Brad Katz said. “Really though, it’s the Guerras and the Morenos, and the rest of the guys, that truly make this team a team. “My philosophy is shooters shoot, rebounders rebound and passers pass. These guys understand their roles and have flourished because of it.” Gonzalez is second on the team in scoring, averaging 11.1points per game. Moreno provides a solid presence down low and leads the team in rebounding with 6.5 per game, and Rojas is a close second with 5.4 boards per night. Robert Espinoza, Justin Cubia, Razi Haq, Joevany Osorio and Ben Hernandez have provided timely contributions off the bench. “DJ gets a lot of the attention and he deserves it, he’s a great player,” Gonzalez said. “But it takes five players to win a game. DJ knows that. We know that. There’s been teams that took us for granted and we made them pay.” Westchester, however, is a different story. The second-seeded Comets are a deep and talented group, quite possibly the best team third-seeded Poly has faced all season. “DJ makes us look good on the court but it’s our job to make sure he looks good, too,” Moreno said. “You can’t judge a book by the cover. You can’t underestimate our heart.” [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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At the dinner table, babies pay close attention to what food is being eaten around them – and especially who is eating it, suggests an interesting study. The findings showed that one-year-old infants expect people to like the same food, unless those people belong to different social or cultural groups, such as those that speak a different language. “Kids are sensitive to cultural groups early in life. When babies see someone eat, they are not just learning about food – they are also learning about who eats what with whom,” said Katherine Kinzler, Associate Professor at the Cornell University in New York, US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe study supported the well-known fact in developmental psychology that babies will look longer at novel actions or things that deviate from their general expectations of the world. “An ability to think about people as being ‘same versus different’ and perhaps even ‘us versus them’ starts very early in life,” Kinzler added.Furthermore, babies were also found to have a slightly different take when it comes to food that might harm them. When the babies saw a person act disgusted from eating a food, they expected that a second person would also be disgusted by that food – even if the second person was from a different social group. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThis suggests “infants are particularly vigilant to social information that might signal danger”, the study said.In addition, the team also discovered an insight into what babies identify as meaningful cultural differences.While monolingual babies expected people who speak different languages to like different food, bilingual babies expected that people who speak different languages would eat the same food. They might have had experience with this in their own home, where people speaking different languages are gathered around the table, the researchers explained. Moreover, parents might need to consider that their children are watching as they eat together. “If you feed your child the perfect diet, yet your child sees you and your friends and family eating junk food, she is presumably learning about foods from her social experiences, too,” Kinzler said in the paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The team set up a series of studies in which they showed more than 200 one-year-olds a series of videos of people expressing like or dislike of foods.When the babies saw two people in the video speak the same language or act as if they were friends, the infants expected them to like the same foods. When they saw two people who spoke different languages or acted as if they were unfriendly, the babies expected them to like different foods, the researchers concluded.
With the 8th theatre Olympics in its last phase, Delhi evenings will be full of drama. Organised by the National School of Drama (NSD), under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Government of India, this 51-day long festival aims to bridge borders and bring people of different cultures, beliefs and ideologies together through the medium of theatrical art. This is the first time that a theatre festival of this magnitude is being organised in India.’The misunderstanding’ by Albert Camus Also Read – Add new books to your shelf’The Misunderstanding’ (Hindi play by Director Aruja Srivastava) at Abhimanch, NSD (8:30 pm onwards), will see a son, who for 22 years, has been living in an unnamed land, returns to Europe to visit his mother and his sister, Martha. He comes with his wife, Maria, and decides not to disclose his true identity. This is unfortunate, because the two women, who run a lonely inn, murder their guests and rob them for survival. The only other character is the mute manservant, who in the final scene is Camus’ stand-in for God. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive’The diary of anne frank’ by Deborah Although this theatre extravaganza is in its last phase, dozens of theatre performances still await. On March 28, at Sri Ram Centre, The Diary of Anne Frank – an English play by Deborah Meola – will chronicle the true story of Anne Frank and her family while they were hiding in during the Holocaust. For two years they lived in a secret annexe with Mr Frank’s business partner, Mr Van Daan, his wife and son, and a dentist, Mr Dussel all Jews trying to escape the Nazis. While in hiding, Anne struggles with the challenges of being a teenager: schooling, parental relationships, maturing from child to adult, and falling in love. These challenges are heightened by the experience of being locked away with seven other people in one room for two years. Moments from these years are shared with the audience through the words of Anne Frank’s actual diary. ‘Almost alive’ by Sabine MolenaarIn ‘Almost Alive’, director Sabine Molenaar, she wonders what would happen when you withdraw yourself from the turmoil of the outside world and enter a timeless and boundless inner world. So she moves further away from reality and towards that dark place, where shelter and true peace of mind await her. Yet chaos and disorientation are also lurking. Slowly pulsating basses invite you into this shadowy universe.The 55 minutes long play , which organically merges dance, video-mapping and animatronics, music and light will be performed at Kamani Auditorium (6:30 pm onwards) by Sandman/Sabine Molenaar group.
Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Could Snapchat be branching out?It seems highly possible, according to a Cnet.com report indicating the $16 billion company is recruiting a number of hardware specialists.Related: Snapchat Sees 6 Billion Video Views Every Day. But What Does This Figure Actually Mean?Though everyone working for the stealth project is staying quiet, Snapchat has hired at least 16 wearable technology specialists from a variety of backgrounds to work on the team, according to the outlet.There’s no telling what the team is actually doing in that Snap Lab, but it’s entirely possible they’re hard at working developing a “Snapchat Glass” (most members reportedly have experience developing smart glasses or related devices).The release of its own wearable devices could help Snapchat expand its consumer base and longevity, since right now most of its users are teenagers. It could also make the social network more accessible, eliminating the need for users to navigate through their phones to find the app.If Snapchat is developing smart glasses, it has a tricky PR battle ahead. As proven with Google Glass, encouraging people to wear computers on their faces can be problematic.Related: The Quick Guide to Using Snapchat for Business in 2016Back in 2013, even Snapchat CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel seemed hesitant about the idea.”[Y]ou kind of feel like you have a gun pointed at you, and that doesn’t fit into the Snapchat experience and certainly doesn’t make Snapchatters feel comfortable — so that’s not something we’re willing to explore right now,” he told The Huffington Post. But it appears Spiegel may have had a change in heart. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. March 14, 2016 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2 min read Enroll Now for Free