Lingard: We were complacent in World Cup semi-final

first_imgEngland got complacent in last year’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia, says Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, and were ultimately defeated by players with more big-game experience. The Three Lions are preparing to line up for another last-four clash on Thursday, this time against Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League. Gareth Southgate’s side delivered England’s best showing at a major tournament since 1996 last summer but were ultimately defeated by Croatia, despite taking the lead through a Kieran Trippier free-kick in the fifth minute.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? A second-half effort from Ivan Perisic took the clash to extra time and Mario Mandzukic made it 2-1 with 11 minutes to play to ensure Croatia took a spot against France in the final. Looking back on the game while filming a YouTube video with former Arsenal striker Ian Wright, Lingard, who played the full semi-final in Russia, said of the moment Trippier put England 1-0 up: “It was mad.”I think we got a bit too ahead of ourselves, thinking we could actually win it.“Then we just got complacent at the end, we should have seen the game out.“That whole tournament was up there, that’ll live in the memory,” he continued.Croatia went on to finish runners-up, losing 4-2 to France in the final, although Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award as the most outstanding player of the tournament. “I think it was the experience, they had Modric and [Ivan] Rakitic and they had been in semi-finals before, they know how to handle situations,” added Lingard.England went on to finish above Croatia in their Nations League group campaign, defeating Zlatko Dalic’s side 2-1 at Wembley in the last fixture to ensure qualification for the finals. Lingard was named in Southgate’s 23-man squad to face Netherlands, but last summer’s semi-final scorer Trippier missed out to right-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kyle Walker.The Tottenham defender admitted he deserved the snub, though, having been below par for his club last season and struggling with a number of minor injuries.Should England be successful against a talented Dutch side, a final against either Portugal or Switzerland would await.last_img read more

4-Star Clemson Signee Reportedly Suffers Knee Injury Playing Basketball

first_imgThe Clemson Tigers prepare to take the field prior to the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: The Clemson Tigers prepare to take the field prior to the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Clemson four-star 2019 signee Bryton Constantin reportedly suffered a knee injury during a recent high school basketball game. Per TigerNet, Constantin potentially tore his ACL.The Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab linebacker also plays hoops for his high school team. During a game last week, he told TigerNet he felt “a pop” in his knee.“I went for an MRI two days ago but I had too much blood in my knee to do an MRI, so they drained all the blood out and they were like, the only way you’d have this much blood in your knee is if you did tear your ACL,” Constantin said. “I go back for an MRI this weekend or Monday, so I’ll know for sure what it is coming up soon.”On Twitter, Constantin has begun to acknowledge his injury situation.“God got this, I don’t have one worry in the world #ALLIN,” he wrote.God got this, i don’t have one worry in the world. #ALLIN— Bryton Constantin (@Kxng_Bryton) February 20, 2019Appreciate it ! God does everything for a reason… I’m not even worried— Bryton Constantin (@Kxng_Bryton) February 20, 2019Constantin is the No. 8 outside linebacker in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.He is also the 11th-rated player in the state of Louisiana.last_img read more

Ceilidh to Launch Sherbrooke Concert Season

first_imgThe Sherbrooke Village kicks off an ambitious Courthouse ConcertSeries on Thursday, June 24 with the first of four ceilidhs. Theopening night ceilidh will feature Sherbrooke musicians RolyBurton and Bob MacDonald, and special guests Adam Cook and GeorgeBrothers. On Canada Day, July 1, the Big Blue Eastern Swing Band willpresent a free concert. The concert will feature classic countryand western swing provided by an array of local countrymusicians. The band will be recorded live in concert at theSherbrooke Courthouse on Friday, July 2. The Laws, a husband and wife who have established themselves asone of Canada’s fastest rising folk/country acts, will return tothe Courthouse stage on Thursday, July 15. They have becomepopular throughout Australia and the British Isles, and wereamong the major hits at the 2002 Stan Rogers Festival and the2002 Courthouse Concert Series. Eastern Nova Scotia artists Lisa Hallett, and Coleen Benoit andRonnie Hull will perform old and new favourites from the country,traditional and gospel styles of music on Thursday, July 22. Sherbrooke Village will celebrate its Acadian neighbours onThursday, July 29. Salute to Acadie will feature Cheticampfiddler Robert Deveaux, with Marion Dewar, and Leo and TomJelleaux. One of Sherbrooke’s favourite musical friends, multi-award winnerJohn Gracie, will return to the Courthouse on Thursday, Aug. 5.Gracie will be featuring songs from his new recording, as well astried and true material from past hit recordings. Hal Bruce, another Canadian performer who is making inroads inAustralia, will perform on Thursday, Aug. 12. Bruce, known forhis folk/country/pop acoustic stylings, is renowned for his solointerpretations of Beatles songs and has released two criticallyacclaimed CDs of acoustic Beatles music. The series continues Thursday evenings until the end of August,at which time the concerts switch to weekend evenings. Allconcerts begin at 7:30 p.m. For ticket or scheduling information,call toll-free 1-800-743-7845 or visit the Sherbrooke Villagewebsite at .last_img read more

Spains Deportivo de La Coruña Eyes Moroccan Midfielder Adel Taarabt

Casablanca — Professional Moroccan soccer player Adel Taarabt may be transferring to the Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña, according to Spanish newspaper El Ideal Gallego.Taarabt who has both Moroccan and French nationality, has extensive experience in European elite soccer, which explains why many teams have expressed an interest in the attacking midfielder. He reportedly even has offers coming from China, says El Ideal Gallego.Italian club Delfina Pescara 1936, reports the same source, is the team that has so far shown the most interest in Taarabt, but a Spanish team seems more likely to be in Adel’s future, meaning he could be joining the likes of Faycal Fajr, who plays for the team as an attacking midfielder as well as Morocco’s national team. During a Mirror radio interview, soccer player Jermaine Jenas looked back on his time with Adel Taarabt as teenagers playing for Tottenham Hotspur F.C.“Even as a young 16, 17-year-old when he came to Spurs, I was just like we have found Zidane, we have found him, we’ve got Zidane, I can’t believe it, we’re going to be unbelievable,” Jenas said of a young Taraabt. read more

Fresh fighting in Sudans Darfur region threatens 33000 people

The humanitarian impact is potentially serious in the town of Shareya, between North and South Darfur, where the fighting has occurred, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said on the eve of a briefing to the Security Council by Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative in the country, Jan Pronk.The Mission also reported that the security situation in the Kalma camp housing internally displaced persons (IDPs) has further deteriorated with a large number of security incidents, including some 60 reported attacks on women over the last week alone.On a more positive note the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today it had distributed food to 2.45 million people in August, a record, despite challenges which included insecurity and the rainy season.Insecurity was on the increase, spokeswoman Christiane Berthiaume told a news briefing in Geneva. Four WFP drivers had been killed in Darfur this year and others had been attacked and the food they were carrying had been seized.WFP needs $40 million to continue its food distribution in the region where the two-and-a-half-year conflict has killed scores of thousands of people and displaced close to 2 million people within Darfur as well as driving more than 200,000 others into Chad. read more

Barclays former CEO charged with fraud over Qatar deal

FILE – This is a Monday, July 27, 2009 file photo of John Varley, the Group Chief Executive of Barclays Bank as he leaves after attending a meeting at the Treasury in London, Ôªø Britain’s Serious Fraud Office on Tuesday June 20, 2017 charged Barclays Plc, and John Varley and three other former executives with conspiracy to commit fraud when they sought investment from Qatar in 2008. Ôªø(AP Photo/Matt Dunham/File) by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press Posted Jun 20, 2017 9:25 am MDT Last Updated Jun 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – British regulators charged Barclays bank and four former executives, including then-CEO John Varley, with conspiracy to commit fraud when they asked Qatar for a cash infusion to avoid a government bailout at the height of the financial crisis in 2008.The Serious Fraud Office announced the charges Tuesday following an investigation into two rounds of fundraising from Qatar in June and October of 2008. The probe centred on two side agreements under which Barclays paid the Qatari investors 322 million pounds ($406 million) over five years, the bank disclosed in 2013.The question at the heart of the case is whether Barclays hid from authorities and other shareholders the true nature of the fundraising plan with Qatar.The charges are the first in Britain against a bank and former executives for activities during the 2008 financial crisis. They are a blow to current CEO Jes Staley, who is trying to rebuild Barclays’ reputation after a series of scandals. The bank is already facing litigation from the U.S. Department of Justice and a Financial Conduct Authority probe of allegations that Staley tried to uncover the identity of a whistleblower.“Skeletons seem to be jumping out of lots of closets at once for Barclays,” said Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. “The spectacle of former executives being paraded through court will do nothing to strengthen the credentials of the bank as it continues to try to execute its turnaround plan.”Barclays said it is “considering its position” and “awaits further details of the charges from the SFO.” The bank’s shares fell 1.9 per cent in London.Barclays says it disclosed the first advisory service agreement with Qatari investors that was reached in June 2008, but the second agreement and the fees payable under both were not included in public documents, according to a statement released in September 2013, when the bank was selling more shares.The bank and two former executives also face a charge of unlawful financial assistance related to a $3 billion loan facility Barclays made available to Qatar in November 2008. It is alleged Barclays lent money to Qatar with the understanding that the gulf nation could use the money to buy shares in the bank, making its financial position look more positive.The fundraising efforts of 2008 came as banks around the world struggled to keep their doors open. Britain’s Northern Rock collapsed early in the financial crisis, while Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group were forced to accept billions of pounds of state aid and the government oversight that came with it.Varley, 61, former investment banking chief Roger Jenkins, 61, Thomas Kalaris, 61, who headed the bank’s wealth management division, and Roger Boath, 58, head of the European financial institutions group, were all charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in relation to the first round of fundraising. Barclays, Varley and Jenkins were charged with another count in regard to the second round, as well as a separate charge of providing unlawful financial assistance.The four are scheduled to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on July 3, together with a representative of the bank. Barclays, former CEO charged with fraud over Qatar deal read more

International Criminal Court aims to make Libya a priority for next year

“My commitment to make Libya a priority situation in 2017 is compelled by a number of factors,” Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor, told a Security Council debate, noting that those factors include the widespread violence, lawlessness and impunity in the country, a desire to provide justice for victims of Rome Statute crimes, and alleviate the suffering of those civilians, and the opportunities for further investigation.The situation in Libya was referred to her Office by the 15-member Council. “The referral by definition carries great responsibility to seek justice for the countless civilians who have been victims of the widespread crimes in Libya since 15 February 2011,” she said.Regarding the case of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a former Libyan political figure and a son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, she said that media reports suggested that Mr. Gaddafi had been released from detention in Zintan on the basis of a grant of amnesty.“I must report to you that reliable sources, including the Libyan Prosecutor-General’s office, have confirmed this information to be incorrect,” she said, adding that Mr. Gaddafi is still in Zintan and outside the custody and control of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord.She called on the Libyan authorities to ensure that they do everything possible to have Mr. Gaddafi transferred to the ICC without any further delay.As for the case of Abdullah Al-Senussi, former Libyan intelligence chief, her Office awaits the full report of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on the conduct of the domestic trial, and will study it carefully when it is available, she said. At this stage, her Office remains of the view that no new facts have arisen which negate the basis on which the Pre-Trial Chamber found Mr A1-Senussi’s case inadmissible before the Court, she added. She said that the persistent instability and armed conflict prevents her Office from conducting investigations within Libyan territory, in relation to both existing and potential new cases. However, her Office intends to apply for new warrants of arrest under seal as soon as practicable and hopes to have new arrest warrants served in the near future, she said, noting that her Office’s ongoing efforts to arrest additional suspects have advanced significantly. “Timely execution of these new arrest warrants will be crucial, will require coordinated efforts by States, and may also require support from the Council,” she said, adding that she has decided to allocate additional resources from within her Office’s overall budget to the Libya situation. “Without this Council’s support, this allocation will necessarily come at the expense of investigations of other crimes in other situations,” she said.“I appeal to this Council to recognise the collective responsibility arising out of your referral and to support financial assistance by the United Nations for my Office’s Libya investigations in 2017. The Libyan people deserve no less,” she stressed. read more

World could see 18 billion tourists by 2030 – UN agency

AUDIO: 1.8 billion tourists set to travel world by 2030 Speaking with UN News, Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of UNWTO, highlighted the role of travel and tourism in impacting global developments and making the world a better place.”It is bringing the world together in an incredibly impressive way: it is making the world smaller, more connected, more informed, and therefore… a more caring world,” he said.At the same time, the global phenomenon has also brought about serious challenges, including pollution, waste, labour exploitation, prostitution and abuse of children, and looting of natural resources.Given that all human activity has both advantages and disadvantages, it is up to people to ensure that the impacts from tourism are positive and contribute to sustainable development, Mr. Rifai noted.“1.8 billion travellers by 2030 could be 1.8 billion opportunities or 1.8 billion disasters and it is all up to us [to choose].”In recognition of the potential of the tourism industry, the General Assembly had proclaimed 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.Listen to the full interview with the UNWTO Secretary-General below: read more

Challenge 2 Dont use your phone on your commute

first_imgChallenge 2: Don’t use your phone on your commute Week two of Live A Better Life: Challenge yourself. By Aoife Barry Share40 Tweet Email2 All this #technology is making us really anti-social.— David Cant CMIOSH (@davidgcant) March 27, 2016 Want more? Get this wellness series emailed to you every Friday this month: 15 Comments Smyth indicates that our commute might not be hellish, but maybe we could be experiencing emotions like relief, joy, inquisitiveness. You could be noticing that you feel glad to be heading home, or apprehensive about work tomorrow.When we feel uncomfortable emotions, “we resort to safety behaviours and our phone is the easiest safety behaviour”, says Smyth.“We can create a safe cocoon around ourselves, and it’s OK because it’s become so normal,” he says of public phone use.It’s not so negatively judged anymore. It’s become socially acceptable because that’s become the norm and when behaviour becomes so frequent that everyone is doing it, no one sees it as strange anymore. Apr 25th 2017, 12:50 PM How do you feel after this: does it change your commute in any way?Does it make it more boring, or less boring?Did you find yourself reaching for your phone?Did this challenge make you think differently about how to use your phone on your commute?Tell us more in the comments. Catch up on all the Live A Better Life articles so far> Source: Pete Spande/Twitter Short URL IT’S WEEK TWO of our Live A Better Life series, and it’s all about challenging yourself.Yesterday, we deleted one app. Did you do it? If so, how did you get on?Today, we’re turning our attention to how we use our phone during our commute.As Professor Larry Rosen, author of The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World told us, the typical smartphone user checks their phone all day long, with younger people checking 60 or more times a day for about 3-to-4 minutes at a time. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 25 Apr 2017, 12:50 PM Source: David Cant CMIOSH/Twitter 8,833 Views That’s a lot of checking.If you commute, do you check your phone?If the answer is yes, then today’s challenge is to NOT use your phone on today’s commute.Yes, you’ll be tempted to use it. Yes, you’ll find yourself reaching for it.(Don’t commute? Then why not take an hour this evening away from your phone before dinner – similar to what we suggested last week.)Here’s what we suggest you do instead:Look around as you travel, and take note of three things you never noticed before.Yes, it’s that simple. Source: Shutterstock/themorningglorySo, why are we doing this?As CAMHS senior psychologist Mark Smyth told us, we don’t always spend time on our own, with our own feelings. We can just pick up the phone to distract us.“It’s at your fingertips. You never learn to have to tolerate feelings of loneliness and being in your own mind because you can always reach out [on your phone], but that’s not always a good thing,” he points out.The stress tolerance of dealing with those emotions, it’s almost become a lost art. If someone comes into a restaurant or pub and is waiting for a friend, almost exclusively what you will see is them reaching for their phone.It’s a “safety resort” for us, says Smyth, which helps us escape boredom or feelings we don’t like.The preoccupation with smartphones on public transport is something that people often remark on – leading to tweets like this: Casual survey of train – 3 kindles, lots of smart phones being read, 1 newspaper. The times they are a changing!— Pete Spande (@PeteSpande) June 10, 2009last_img read more

Xenophon wants own political party

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has taken steps to set up his own political party to battle ballot confusion. The South Australian Senator says the current voting procedure is too complex for many voters. “It’ll help reduce confusion because many people were confused and cast informal votes,” he said. “They weren’t sure whether to put a one below the line where my name was, or whether they had to go through the exercise of numbering every box below the line which is what you must do.” He has applied to register the Nick Xenophon Group as a party. If the Electoral Commission approves the application, his name will appear above the line on the Senate ballot paper. Senator Xenophon says he is doing so “reluctantly” because the current electoral rules are “stacked against independents”. “We really do have rules in place that are designed for the major parties and stacked against independents,” he said. “The fact that there have only been very few independents – a handful of them – in 112 years since the formation of the Senate indicates just how hard it is for independents to get across the line if they’re not above the line.” The Australian Electoral Commission has also received applications to register the Wikileaks Party and the Voluntary Euthanasia Party. Source: ABC.last_img read more

Yahoo cède son moteur de recherche à Microsoft

first_imgYahoo cède son moteur de recherche à MicrosoftLe portail Internet laisse la main de son activité de recherche sur Internet à son partenaire Microsoft, tandis qu’il envisage céder ses technologies de publicités ciblées à Google. Yahoo se recentrera alors autour de la régie publicitaire et le développement des médias en ligne. L’un des rares concurrents de Google jette l’éponge. Yahoo envisage en effet d’abandonner son moteur de recherches et ses technologies de publicités ciblées, pour se concentrer sur la vente d’espaces publicitaires. Selon le site spécialisé AllThingD, le portail Internet pourrait céder l’intégralité de son activité de recherches sur le Web à Microsoft. Les deux firmes américaines ont déjà conclu un partenariat en 2009. Depuis, Yahoo utilise l’algorithme du moteur de recherche Bing du géant de Redmond et gère sa régie publicitaire. Cet accord était donc un signe précurseur du retrait de Yahoo dans le monde de la recherche sur la toile. La firme de Sunnyvale pense aussi vendre ses technologies de publicités ciblées et son réseau de liens sponsorisés, notamment à Google. Ce dernier deviendrait alors l’unique acteur majeur sur le marché de la technologie de publicités en ligne.”Yahoo va devenir une société de médias – dans la vente de publicités numériques et non dans les technologies de commerce de publicité”, avance une source anonyme à AllThingsD. Le portail Internet maintiendra donc son activité de vente d’espace publicitaire, en choisissant d’utiliser des technologies tierces, et poursuivra son développement des médias en lignes.Changement de patron, changement de stratégie   La semaine dernière, le portail Internet a signé un accord avec la chaîne d’information CNBC. Elle va alors devenir la première source de contenu pour Yahoo! Finance aux États-Unis. Ce partenariat reste dans la droite ligne de la stratégie de Yahoo, puisque l’année passée, la firme de Sunnyvale avait déjà partagé ses informations et vidéos avec les chaînes de télévision américaines ABC.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? D’autant que, depuis mi-mai, Ross Levinsohn assume la direction générale du groupe par intérim, après l’affaire du CV falsifié et la démission de Scott Thompson. Le nouveau patron est en effet familier du monde des médias. Travaillant pour News Corps entre 2000 et 2006, il était depuis six ans responsable de la vente d’espace publicitaire outre-Atlantique, puis de la branche média, dont Yahoo! News. L’arrivée de Ross Levinsohn pourrait donc expliquer ce recentrage des activités du portail Internet. Le changement de tactique intervient après une longue période de déclin du groupe. En 2004, Yahoo était encore le site le plus visité au monde. Mais cela, c’était avant l’émergence de Google et de Facebook, qui ont fini par détrôner le portail Internet de sa position de leader du monde numérique. La firme de Sunnyvale reste néanmoins le troisième site le plus fréquenté de la planète.  Le 20 juin 2012 à 18:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Snag Classic Doctor Who The Pescatons Vinyl on Record Store Day

first_imgTo celebrate the return of @bbcdoctorwho today’s countdown to #RSD17 is Doctor Who & The Pescatons. @doctorwhosite #DoctorWho @WhovianNet— Demon Music Group (@DemonMusicGroup) April 15, 2017The Doctor and Sarah Jane investigate a meteorite the Time Lord believes to be a Pescaton ship, belonging to the race of deep-water sharks. When one emerges from the Thames and makes its way to the London Zoo in search of salt water, the Doctor confronts it and the Pescaton dies. But that night, more “meteorites” land in the river.Surprise: London is invaded. The Doctor distracts the Pescaton with a “Hello, Dolly!” song-and-dance (not the best plot twist for an audio play), and the creatures retreat. The Time Lord, meanwhile, builds a high-frequency sound trap inside a sewer, lures Pescaton leader Zore to be destroyed, and the planet Pesca disintegrates, ending the city-wide assault.Doctor Who and The Pescatons was re-released on CD in 1991, and again in 2005; the latter, available via Amazon for $84.99, comes with an exclusive 45-minute bonus interview. A novelisation by Pemberton was published in 1991 by Target Books.Classic fans and hipsters, however, can visit a local participating record store on Sunday for a chance to snag the two-LP reissue on Pescaton-green colored vinyl. As an added perk, the gatefold release comes backed with sound effects on orange vinyl.“With the original artwork for each release back-to-back, this is a must for any Doctor Who fan,” Demon Records said in an announcement.The albums are limited to just 3,000 copies worldwide. Check out the full track listing below.Side A: Doctor Who and The Pescatons Part 1Side B: Doctor Who and The Pescatons Part 2Side C: Sound effects1. The Central Control Room In Exillon City2. The Dalek Control Room3. Metebelis III Atmosphere4. Styre’s Scouting Machine5. Dalek Hatching Tanks On Skaros6. Zygon Spaceship Control Center7. Sutekh Time Tunnel8. The Interior of XoanonSide D: Sound effects1. The Shrine of the Sisterhood of Karn2. Kraal Disorientation Chamber3. The ManDoctoragora Helix4. Atomic Reactor Runs Wild5. Wind-Mine Machine6. Distillation Chamber7. Cloning and Miniaturization Process8. Inside Doctor Who’s Mind9. TARDIS Interior (in flight)10. TARDIS Interior (stationary)11. Observation Screen Operates12. TARDIS Door Opens13. Sonic ScrewDoctoriver14. Fission Gun15. Tech Gun16. Gallifreyan Staser Gun17. Vardan Gun Like Doctor Who, vinyl records made a major comeback in the noughties.Now, after the success of last year’s Record Store Day exclusive, Genesis of The Daleks, Demon Records returns for a limited 2017 run of Doctor Who and The Pescatons.The Sunday exclusive, available on 180g heavyweight vinyl, was originally released on LP and cassette (remember those?) in 1976.Written by Victor Pemberton, author of Second Doctor adventure Fury from the Deep (the episode that introduced the sonic screwdriver), The Pescatons features the voices of Fourth Doctor Tom Baker and Sarah Jane Smith, played by the late Elisabeth Sladen.The two-part play is the first audio drama based on Doctor Who, and remained the last until the late 1990s, when Big Finish revived the concept.last_img read more

Riverdale Season 3 Episode 5 Recap Tonight Theres Gonna Be a Jailbreak

first_imgStay on target This season of Riverdale has gone to wilder places than we ever could have predicted, but something’s felt off. With Archie stuck in jail, it’s made some of the episodes feel oddly disjoined. Last night, the show decided to fix that. Last week’s trip into the far distant past of 1992 was fun while it lasted, but now it’s time to get back to the main story. As Jughead narrates a game of his new role-playing obsession, Archie tries his escape plan. It doesn’t go well. To be fair, it boiled down to “create a distraction and run for the fence in broad daylight.” Archie honestly thinks he’s the first prisoner to ever try this tactic. At least he tries? For his efforts, the warden brands Archie with hot iron. How is this place allowed to stay open?In any case, with Archie still in the hole, Veronica is understandably concerned. She enlists the help of a contact with connections to get her inside. She doesn’t like what she sees. Wearing the cheapest, yet somehow effective disguise, she’s taken to the abandoned rec center. When a boy walks out with a bag over his head, she knows who he is instantly. (“I’d recognize those abs anywhere!” God this show is so trashy and I love it.) After an illicit locker room rendezvous, Veronica starts to formulate a plan. At Archie’s next fight, she’s breaking him out. Bravo, your deception gambit has paid off. #Riverdale— Riverdale (@CW_Riverdale) November 15, 2018 ‘Riverdale’ Season 4 Trailer Toasts to a Mysterious Senior YearSDCC 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Cast Spills Details on Core ‘Mystery’ for Season 4 center_img With Archie safe and hidden in the G&G bunker, the episode coasts to its ending. Instead of leaving us with a big shock, it builds intrigue and expands the threat of G&G to be larger than some kids playing a dangerous game. It starts when the Warden starts using Jughead’s language from the game while confronting Betty and Kevin. “Where’s the Red Paladin?” That’s not just Riverdale’s Lynchian surrealism (though there is plenty of that here), that’s what he said. As we’ve suspected since all those copies of the player’s manual mysteriously showed up in every locker at school, someone high up is pulling the strings. It’s not just kids playing, it’s adults like the Warden too. When Archie asked if the Warden is in Hiram Lodge’s pocket, the Warden starts talking about a higher power. At first it seems like he’s talking about God, but now I’m not so sure. It may be a person he reveres like a deity. Given the familiar shape of Archie’s brand, it’s almost certainly the Gargoyle King. And after he failed in his mission to kill the Red Paladin, he drinks the blue potion laced with cyanide. The Gargoyle King has claimed another.Nothing could top the joyous fever dream that was last week’s flashback, but a thrilling escape sequence and an ending that raises the stakes of the G&G premise feels like a fitting follow-up. After multiple weeks of every character being segmented off in their own part of the story, I was glad to see this episode find a way to bring them all together. And hey, Josie and Kevin actually had something to do this time. Let’s hope for more of that in the future. And it was hilarious how Hermione, frustrated with the bad press the juvenile fighting rung’s exposure has brought, reduces it and Archie’s escape down to Veronica and Hiram squabbling over a boy. Pretty sure you shouldn’t Both Sides a fight club for children, Hermione. Whatever, I’m here for it. Riverdale is, after all, at its best when it treats its bonkers scenarios as standard teen family drama fare.Casey Cott as Kevin (Photo Credit: Jack Rowand/The CW)There’s likely plenty more of that to come, but it’s going to have to wait. Riverdale is taking next week off for Thanksgiving, and when it comes back, we’ll have to deal with who Jughead ran into in the woods. It looks like he’s finally going to meet the Gargoyle King.Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CWPreviously on Riverdale:Riverdale Season 3, Episode 4 RecapRiverdale Season 3, Episode 3 RecapRiverdale Season 3, Episode 2 Recap Without further ado.. #Riverdale— Riverdale (@CW_Riverdale) November 15, 2018Meanwhile, Jughead has grown weirdly obsessed with the game, applying its rules to real life. Since the game only exists in Riverdale, he believes its setting is an analog to the town. All the events we’ve seen so far can be mapped to quests. If it weren’t for all the deaths, I’d say the only way this game affects your mind is by turning you into a giant dweeb. (Which, as someone who played tons of tabletop RPGs in high school… accurate.) While Jughead plays Game Master, Betty continues her investigation. If her boyfriend’s going to be completely useless, at least he’s doing it underground and out of the way. Enlisting the help of Josie, Reggy and Kevin, she lets them in on her theory. Whoever was running their parents’ game, and whoever killed the old principal, is the same person who’s running it now.The problem is, aside from Alice and FP, all the parents are being real cagey about the game. Kevin and Josie’s parents tell them lies about who they used to be in high school, deny they ever play the game and immediately change the subject. Reggie’s dad gives him a black eye for asking. Is someone going to check on what’s going on in that house? I know all sorts of crime, including drug trafficking and murder, go overlooked in this town, but that’s pretty obvious child abuse. But that’s not the story Riverdale is interested in telling this week. Instead, Betty’s mystery is put on hold when Veronica asks for her help busting Archie out. She’s going to need it too. At that moment, Archie is being served an elaborate meal and told his next fight will be his last. He’s going to die. With nothing to lose, the warden tells him everything. How Hiram Lodge framed him, and where the perjurers are probably hiding. That info will come in handy in a few episodes, I’m guessing.Camila Mendes as Veronica and Charles Melton as Reggie (Photo Credit: Jack Rowand/The CW)About halfway through the episode, the show takes a really cool turn. If last week was Riverdale fully embracing its weird artsy tendencies, this is the show still basking in its afterglow. Betty asks for Jughead’s help at first, but he can’t stop thinking in terms of the game. He makes the rescue mission into part of the quest he’s been working on. As Betty, Veronica and friends enact their plan to rescue Archie, Jughead narrates the quest to his gaming group. We see every step of his quest play out in Veronica’s plan. From the charisma rolls to infiltrate the fight to the curveball of Hiram Lodge nearly outing Veronica. The cuts back and forth add so much to the drama of the escape. The narration lends the whole scene an extra layer of suspense. That Jughead, to some extent, is making up the story as he goes drives home the sense that this could all go off the rails at any moment. I breathed an audible sigh of relief when the warden caught up to what looked like Archie and Betty on a motorcycle, only to find Kevin under the helmet instead. The whole sequence was just that well put together.last_img read more

NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff coming on Saturday August 31 second TakeOver for

first_img Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Google+ Now Playing Up Next WWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up Changes WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Pinterest Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Cesaro WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twittercenter_img WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Facebook Tonight on NXT TakeOver XXV, WWE announced when the NXT UK brand would be getting their next TakeOver event.NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff was announced for Saturday, August 31 at 3 p.m. ET/8 p.m. GMT. No details have been announced on when tickets will go on sale.This is the second NXT UK TakeOver event. The first happened was NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool, which happened on January 12. Pete Dunne retained the United Kingdom Championship against Joe Coffey. WALTER debuted after the match.It should be noted that this event will take place the same day as AEW All Out, however All Out’s start time will be well after this show ends in the United States.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonightlast_img read more

No injuries after fire in Miami homes backyard

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Firefighters hosed down a fire in the backyard of a Miami home, Monday.7 Skyforce cameras captured the scene, near Northwest 43rd Place and Third Street.Firefighters have not determined the cause of the fire.No one was hurt.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

New AirPods are 19 off at Amazon but they wont ship for

first_imgSarah Tew/CNET Apple’s AirPods traditionally haven’t been discounted by much, if at all, but Amazon has had the second-generation AirPods with the standard charging case on sale for $140 for the last few weeks. The list price for the 2019 AirPods with the non wireless charging case is $159.The only rub is that it’s unclear when you’ll get them. Amazon lists the discounted AirPods as “temporarily out of stock” but it encourages you to “order now and we’ll deliver when available.” If the delay is too long, you can cancel your order — or purchase the AirPods with the wireless charging case ($199), which aren’t on sale but ship in “1-2 days,” according to Amazon. $140 at AmazonNote that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page.  If $140 is still too steep for you, check out the Anker Soundcore LIberty Air ($80 at Amazon) or the Taotronics TWS TT-BH053 ($38 at Amazon).Read CNET’s AirPods 2 review if you want to know more, and then check out these 16 tips and tricks for new AirPods owners.Bonus read: Beats Powerbeats Pro are bulkier than AirPods but have better sound (review) $144 3:55 Amazon Apple Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2019 (Charging Case) 17 Photos CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Comments See It Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Share your voice Apple AirPods 2019 See It AirPods 2nd-generation: Not really 2.0, but definitely… Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • $159 reading • New AirPods are $19 off at Amazon — but they won’t ship for a while Review • AirPods 2019 review: King of truly wireless earphones crowned with small enhancements $144 $144 Now playing: Watch this: This story was originally published on April 25. Apple Mobile Accessories Headphones Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Tags See it See All 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. AirPods (second generation) from all angles Apple 4 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Best Buy See It Amazonlast_img read more

Watch Sena corporator Milind Vaidya assaults chicken traders

first_imgMumbai: Former mayor and current Shiv Sena Corporator Milind Vaidya allegedly assaulted chicken traders near Machhimar colony on Friday after the chicken carriers parked their vehicle in the Mahim railway station area. “I have been raising this parking issue with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the last two year but no action has been taken. So I had to take this action,” said Vaidya. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us #WATCH Mumbai: Shiv Sena Corporator Milind Vaidya assaulted chicken traders near Machimar Colony in Mahim, over chicken carriers’ vehicles being parked in Mahim area near railway station. (Note: Strong language)— ANI (@ANI) July 5, 2019 The incident took place around 10 am this morning. Locals were reportedly facing difficulties and hygiene issue are there due to the vehicles parked in the area.last_img read more

Does Texas Really Need More Medical Schools

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Several proposed new medical schools around Texas are moving closer to fruition as of late. Last week, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board signed off on opening programs at the University of Houston and the University of North Texas. And Sam Houston State University in Huntsville is also in the approval and accreditation process for its proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine. The school has set a groundbreaking date for its new campus in Conroe for November 16.But, with numerous institutions already in existence across the state – including in the Texas Medical Center in Houston – do we really need more medical schools?Those behind those institutions say yes – mainly in order to meet specific medical needs of underserved populations in the state. For Sam Houston State, the goal is to improve access to primary care in rural East Texas.In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with Dr. Charles Henley, the new dean of Sam Houston’s proposed college, to find out how it will meet that need.Henley says the university’s hope is that, once the medical school is established and it works with clinical partners, it “will be able to change the workforce eventually, after we put students out” and “(the students) go into good residencies in the area.”“We hope to be able to recruit from those areas,” Henley explains referring to East Texas, “so students will be comfortable going back to where they came from to practice.” “It’s gonna take a while, but we will eventually sort of repopulate that area with the kinds of people that we would hope to see in terms of providing more access to primary care, to some specialty care and mental health,” he adds.In that regard, Henley also underlined that “statistics show that, if you graduate from a medical school in Texas and you stay in Texas for residency, then we have a better chance of retaining you for practice.”Henley also talked about the fact the medical school will form its students in osteopathic medicine.One of the characteristics of osteopathic medicine is factoring in homeostasis, which is the body’s ability to heal itself.Henley underscores the versatility of forming medical students in osteopathic medicine because “you can graduate from an osteopathic medical school and you can go and do anything you want.” “We have neurosurgeons, dermatologists, psychiatrists, everything.”Additionally, osteopathic medicine tends to graduate more students into primary care and rural practice, and that is one of the main reasons the university is going in that direction. Johnson Development Corp.An artist’s rendering of the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine at Sam Houston State University, which will be located in Conroe. Xcenter_img Listen 00:00 /13:13 Sharelast_img read more

Fallout Over Pugh Book Deal Grows

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.comThe burgeoning controversy over a children’s book written by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has triggered her resignation from the University of Maryland Medical System’s (UMMS) board of directors, as well as that of two others and raised questions regarding transparency and ethics.Earlier this week, Pugh resigned from the UMMS board after questions arose regarding the mayor’s $500,000 Healthy Holly children’s book deal with UMMS.Baltimore Mayor Catherine PughMayor Pugh provided an exclusive statement to the AFRO in response to the allegations swirling connected to her book deal controversy.“As you know, I am very interested in health and fitness, particularly as it relates to children. You may not know that I have been a publisher since 1979 and an author for 25 years,” stated Pugh. “I started working on the Healthy Holly concept more than a decade ago after attending a conference on childhood health and obesity, and, for several years I put a great deal of time and my own money into developing it. It was a project I was passionate about and I was excited for the opportunity to expand its reach,” Pugh added.“Despite all of this, I am glad the important messages in the book reached our city’s children. I never thought this would lead to today, and I understand how it may look to some, but here is what I have done to address this matter,” Pugh said before outlining the following actions she said she has taken. Chiefly, her resigning from the UMMS Board and updated her old Senate financial disclosure forms, which she says she recently learned “…that these transactions were disclosed on one set of forms, but not another. I’m not sure why this oversight occurred, but it has been corrected.”Pugh also told the AFRO she has returned the most recent payment and reported the revenue on tax returns. “I plan to keep working to improve the health of children in our city and I will keep writing with this experience in mind,” she stated.Subsequently, according to multiple reports two more members of the UMMS board, John Dillon and Robert Pevenstein resigned on March 19. According to Luke Broadwater, who broke the story for the Baltimore Sun, eight other members of the UMMS board have lucrative deals with the medical system. Four of those board members, August J. Chiasera, Francis X. Kelly, James A. Soltesz and Walter A. Tilley, Jr., have been asked to take a leave of absence by board chair Stephen A. Burch. Burch released the following statement on March 19:“As chairman of the board of directors for the University of Maryland System (UMMS), I take very seriously the concerns raised regarding board members that have business relationships with UMMS. Addressing this issue is of the highest priority for me and the organization. There is nothing more important that the trust of those who depend on our leadership…Let me be abundantly clear, this is not a reflection on any of the affected board members or their businesses. Our board members are incredibly talented professionals who bring invaluable expertise and perspective while advancing Maryland’s own world-class healthcare system.”According to The Sun report, Chiasera of M&T Bank ($7.4 million in revenues for the bank from UMMS), and former state Sen. Kelley ($4.4 million in revenues for his insurance company), are the biggest beneficiaries of their membership on the UMMS board.last_img read more