Exclusive – Grealish needs to concentrate on Aston Villa, claims Sherwood

first_imgTim Sherwood insists Jack Grealish should concentrate on impressing for Aston Villa before making a decision about his international future.The 19-year-old shone during the FA Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, as the Villans booked a place in the final for the first time since 2000.Birmingham-born Grealish, who currently represents the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level, is believed to be on England’s radar with the two countries set for a tug-of-war over the schemer.And Villa Park chief Sherwood, who faced a similar situation with Nabil Bentaleb during his time as Tottenham manager, claims the youngster should focus on his club form before worrying about international honours.“It’s up to Jack where he wants to go,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “It’s purely up to him.“What I’ve got to do is make sure he’s got that decision to make. He must be doing something right for Aston Villa if he’s got those options. That’s my priority.“Then it’s up to jack to decide where he wants to go. I had the same situation with Nabil Bentaleb, who could have played for France but decided to pick Algeria.“I did have a chat with him and he asked me what to do. I just said, ‘you’ve got to go with your heart. Do you think you’re French or Algerian?’“That’s the decision he had to make and now Jack has got to make that decision. He has to play a few more times for Aston Villa before he needs to make that decision.“When some kids come and play with the first team sometimes, they’re a bit overawed, but Jack’s not.“He receives the ball and dribbles it around people. They kick lumps out of him because he’s so confident.“The ball is his friend, it sticks to his foot. The more opportunities he gets, the better he’s going to become.”last_img read more

The Nebula Mars II portable projector hits its lowest price yet 330

first_img Tags 2:33 The versatile Nebula Mars II is a fully self-contained 720p projector with great speakers and a 4-hour battery. Anker Got wall? Cool. Let’s turn it into a home theater.Today only, and while supplies last, the Anker-made Nebula Mars II portable projector is on sale for $330 . That’s $30 less than the last time I wrote about it and the lowest price to date. (It normally runs $500.)See it at AmazonThe Mars II (sequel to the popular, but slightly flawed, Mars Portable Cinema) offers full 720p resolution, 10-watt speakers, a 4-hour battery, auto-focus and Android 7.1.That OS allows you to run just about any streaming app (Amazon Video and Netflix come preloaded), and the companion Nebula app turns your phone or tablet into a much-needed remote for those apps. That said, this thing would be downright incredible with a Fire TV or Roku UI.You can plug any source into the projector’s HDMI port, but obviously that source’s power requirements may limit overall portability.In my brief and informal product tests, I was impressed by image brightness and quality and the loudness of the speakers. Auto-focus could be a little slow when moving the projector around. But once it’s parked, it’s all good.Speaking of parking, the main appeal of the Mars II is its portability. It can run pretty much anywhere there’s Wi-Fi for streaming, though if you plug in a movie-filled USB drive, you don’t even need that. Indeed, this would be just about the perfect projector for those AtmosFX Halloween animations. Your thoughts?Read more: The best home theater projectors for 2019 Share your voice 0 Now playing: Watch this: Six things to know about home theater projectors Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Post a comment The Cheapskate CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Projectors Amazonlast_img read more

Acting up on city stage

first_imgFigure theatre or puppet theatre as it is commonly known in Europe has been quite popular in Japan as object theatre. This figure art is now coming to five major cities in India and is being brought by the Japan Foundation. The Noriyuki Sawa Puppet Theatre India Tour 2012 will showcase performances on Japanese folktales. Object theatre is a  new form of theatre where people and puppets perform together on stage with equal stage presence.  Noriyuki Sawa is a contemporary puppet theatre performer who studied figure theatre at the Czech national Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and  continued to perform in collaboration with numerous leading theatres such as DRAK from his base in the Czech Republic. Some of the performances that will be enacted in the Capital includes The Legend of Forest, Star, Fish, Sky and seed. So we say its time for the Capital to gear up for a new kind of theatre.DETAILAt: Chinmaya Mission, Lodhi Road When: 10 and 11December Timings: 6.30 pmlast_img read more