Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant decided to speak on his personal life Wednesday in regards to his relationship with his mother and ongoing attitude problems.Bryant recently came to the realization that he needed to change his act after a recent summer arrest. On July 16, Bryant was arrested for a Class A misdemeanor family violence charge, for an alleged physical confrontation with his mother Angela Bryant.Last week the Dallas County district attorney’s office shifted the charge to a conditional dismissal. Under the dismissal, the charge will be dropped as long as Bryant attends anger management counseling and is not charged with any crimes for a year.The 24-year-old Bryant says that even after the arrest, he and his mother still have a great relationship.“I don’t want to get into it much, but what happened in our eyes, it was overblown,” he said. “I love my mom. My mom loves me. Everything is great between us.”Bryant was not permitted to discuss the situation because strict rules created by Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones and his adviser David Wells given to him this summer.The stipulations issued by Jones and Wells are appreciated by Bryant because he did not have structure in his childhood. Bryant’s childhood was dysfunctional, partly because his mother had him at the age of 14. His father was in and out of his life, which caused him to jump from home to home until attending Oklahoma State.Bryant does not use his troubled childhood as an excuse for his behavior, but more as learning lesson.“It’s different,” he said. “I just feel like it’s been a learning process for me my whole life, and I’m just getting to it.”Bryant is the father of two sons Zane, 5, and Dez Jr., 2, and trying to be the best role model for them.“I got real responsibilities I feel like I’m handling the right way,” he said. “I’m enjoying my life the way I should have been enjoying it a long time ago.”Jones selected Bryant with the 24th overall pick despite off-field issues prior to the draft. The Cowboy’s owner sees the all-around growth that Bryant is doing in his life.“The point is, without trying to be cute, Dez is improving,” Jones said. “But the risk is here that he’s on the field in the glaring spotlight for the Cowboys and off the field for the Cowboys. So I’m reluctant — we all are — to say, ‘Boy, Dez is doing good.’ Dez is doing better.”Bryant, who has 57 receptions for 735 yards this season, realizes the incident this summer was a sign that he needed to improve his maturity.“Small, positive things turn into big, positive things,” Bryant said. “As long as I keep doing the right things, all the things that happen are positive things.”
Updated: 8:49 AM Sheriff’s Homicide investigating suspicious death. Valley Center, explosives and chemicals found in home, said to pose no danger to public, Valley View Casino right around the corner pic.twitter.com/zXbuVVN6WT— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) August 28, 2019 Homicide detectives investigating death of man found inside Valley Center home August 28, 2019 Posted: August 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsVALLEY CENTER (KUSI) – Homicide detectives Wednesday were investigating the death of a man who was found inside a home near Valley View Casino in Valley Center.Deputies responded to a request to conduct a welfare check around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home on North Lake Wohlford Road, south of Valley Center Road near Valley Center Casino, San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Chad Boudreau said.When they arrived they found a man inside the home with upper body trauma, Boudreau said.Paramedics responded to the home, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene, the lieutenant said.While deputies were searching the house, they found explosives and “unknown chemicals,” he said.The bomb-arson unit and the hazardous materials were called to the scene to identify the materials and they determined the items didn’t pose any danger to the public.Personnel from the county Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the body for identification and autopsy purposes.Anyone with information about the death was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Unit at 858-565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom
Alexa Amazon Toyota Apple Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Review • 2019 Toyota Camry Review Toyota Comment 1 2019 Chevy Malibu review: Swing and a miss 2019 Toyota Camry: A redesign for the masses Apple Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See All Thanks to the advent of fast, easy software updates, the car you left the dealership with might be eligible for an upgrade or two in the future, bringing new features that weren’t part of the initial purchase decision. That’s the case for two Toyota models and software that many folks deem damn near necessary in 2019.Toyota announced last week that two 2018 models are available for a software retrofit that adds both Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Owners of eligible 2018 Toyota Camry sedans and 2018 Toyota Sienna minivans will soon receive word from Toyota, which will encourage them to head to a dealership and have the software added to their vehicles.This will be a huge boon to 2018 buyers, since Toyota announced that many 2019 and most 2020 vehicles will have Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration. Alexa compatibility is new, but it allows you to access your Alexa’s capabilities from behind the wheel, making sure your lights are set correctly or any of the other myriad things you can do with Amazon’s assistant. Apple CarPlay is, at this point, a must-have for many buyers, as it allows you to operate your iPhone through a special infotainment-system interface. While some automakers can push these updates over the air, it’ll be up to Sienna and Camry owners to head to a physical dealership for the software update, which shouldn’t take very long to actually install on the car’s head unit. When asked for a cost, Toyota demurred via email, saying that customers should contact dealers for more information, and that there “may be a small service charge for the install.”Originally published April 29, 11:33 a.m. PT.Update, 12:23 p.m.: Updated with manufacturer guidance on update pricing. Auto Tech Minivans Sedans More about 2019 Toyota Camry • reading • 2018 Toyota Camry and Sienna eligible for Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa retrofit 45 Photos 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: The most extreme midsize off-roader you can buy Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 More From Roadshow 2019 Toyota Camry Review Share your voice Preview • 2019 Toyota Camry: Model overview, pricing, tech and specs Tags Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it
The Mars Insight Lander and its connected seismograph device take in a cloudy Martian sunset. NASA Watching the Martian clouds roll by is apparently a good way to pass time if you’re a NASA robot hanging out on the surface of the red planet just listening for Marsquakes and hammering away at buried rocks. The Mars Insight lander sent back the above photo from its perch in the flatlands of Elysium Planitia showing some drifting clouds at sunset on April 25. We think of Mars as being largely cold, dead and dry, but we were all taught that clouds are made of water vapor: water vapor that eventually falls to the surface as rain or snow. And yet, there’s neither on Mars, so what gives here? A 23rd-century tourist guide to the galaxy What will NASA InSight find on Mars? (The 3:59, Ep. 494) Share your voice 1 4:35 17 Photos “There is actually more water vapor in the Martian atmosphere than in the upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere,” NASA’s Armin Kleinboehl explained back in 2013. The clouds on Mars are probably made up of water ice, like the thin ice fog and haze that can form on very cold days without ever precipitating. While the red planet’s thin atmosphere and bitter cold temperatures keep these frozen clouds from ever falling in the form of rain and snow we see here on Earth, there is actually a type of precipitation on Mars. “This precipitation most likely takes the form of frost,” NASA explains. “The ground is likely to be colder than the air (especially on cold clear nights), and so air hitting the ground cools and the water freezes to the ground as frost. Viking II (a Mars lander in the 1970’s) saw frost on the ground some mornings.” Cloudy nights and frosty mornings on Mars; all the more reason to get a new base built on the red planet in order to get a Starbucks up and running. Such conditions demand a warm latte! NASA Space Sci-Tech Tags Comment Now playing: Watch this:
Lakshmi ManchuFacebookLakshmi Manchu has been invited to be a panellist at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 (GES2017), where she will address the audience before Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump.It is well known that Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 is being held in Hyderabad between November 28 and 30, and Ivanka Trump is heading the United States delegation to the event.The focus of the summit will be supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.The latest we hear is Lakshmi Manchu has been selected as one of the panellists at GES2017. Idlebrain Jeevi, a noted film critic and observer of the Telugu film industry, revealed the news on his Twitter page.He tweeted: “Actress, Producer @LakshmiManchu is invited to be a panelist at a meeting being organised on the sidelines of #GES2017 at HICC on Nov 28th. This is one of the most prestigious panel as part of #GES series.She is going address the panel before @IvankaTrump.”Lakshmi Manchu is a noted actress, producer and women entrepreneur — one of the leaders in her field from the Telugu states. Though she is the daughter of veteran actor Mohan Babu, her journey to fame was not easy. Having started her career with English movies in the US, she was subjected to a lot of discrimination and struggle.Lakshmi Manchu is a great example of successful women entrepreneurs. Her selection as a panellist is a decision by the organisers of GES2017 that is being welcomed by many.It is also a special honour for the actress-turned-producer. She is going to be one of the only personalities from the Telugu film industry to address the panel after mega power star Ram Charan.
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