PBA: Hotshots torch Gin Kings, force decider

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ian Sangalang scored 21 points while Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon made up for their lackluster showing in Game 1 to tally 17 and 13, respectively.“The most important thing here was our mind-set: That we needed to go all out,” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero told reporters. “This is what exactly we had hoped for. A chance to compete.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThird-ranked Barangay Ginebra drew much of its production from Sol Mercado, who scored 13 points. But he was the lone cager to churn out 10 or more for a team that played catchup from the get-go.Magnolia will try to ride on the momentum and dispose of their Manila Clasico rival this Wednesday at the same venue. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Caloy Garcia, Rain or Shine ready for any team in semis “I like [our chances],” Victolero said. “With the same level of effort and desire, I think we’ll have a chance.”The scores:Magnolia 106 – Sangalang 21, Herndon 18, Jalalon 17, Barroca 13, Lee 13, Dela Rosa 11, Ramos 6, Abundo 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 2, Gamalinda 0, Melton 0, Pascual 0.Ginebra 77 – Mercado 13, Thompson 8, Ferrer 8, Dela Cruz 7, Caperal 6, Teodoro 6, Tenorio 5, Aguilar J. 5, Slaughter 5, Chan 4, Devance 4, Mariano 2.Quarters: 25-18, 51-38, 81-54, 106-77.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia came out with a lot of zest and quelled everything Barangay Ginebra threw their way in a 106-77 victory to level the playing field of their best-of-three PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal series Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Hotshots made use of a blistering 11-0 start to keep the crowd darlings at the backseat early on. They kept on adding to the lead, widening the gap to as many as 31 points late in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READlast_img read more

Winnipeg police fatal shooting of Aboriginal man nearly 7 years ago has

first_imgKenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsNearly seven years ago an Aboriginal man was shot dead by Winnipeg police on the front lawn of his home.And to this day the family of Craig McDougall, from Wasagamack First Nation, have been trying to find out what happened.All they know is that their son is dead and the officers involved were cleared.Police shootings in Manitoba are subject to an automatic inquest but in the case of McDougall, 26, the province of Manitoba didn’t call one until last August.“The question is why on earth would it take seven years?” said the family’s lawyer Corey Shefman. “It’s a little bit crazy and it makes the rest of the inquest that much less influential, because, of course, witness seven years down the road are not going to remember something other than what’s in their notes.”After McDougall was killed the case was reviewed by up to three “outside” agencies, said Shefman.“It first went to an outside police force, it then went to an outside Crown attorney (outside of Manitoba), then we believe it went to another outside police force for a follow-up investigation,” said Shefman. “But we’re not entirely sure because those reports haven’t been released to us and that is one of things we’re going to be asking for.”Still, he said those investigations shouldn’t have taken so many years.A date for the inquest hasn’t been set but Shefman expects the earliest it can happen is November.McDougall’s family came to a routine hearing in February despite knowing they weren’t going to learn anything. Shefman said they are desperate for answers and waiting for “justice.”They want to know what happened in the early morning hours of Aug. 2, 2008.Police said they were responding to 788 Simcoe St. on a disturbance call. They said at the time that McDougall had a knife when they shot him. APTN has confirmed McDougall was found with a kitchen knife. But it’s unknown how he got it.Bob Norton is a former inspector with the RCMP and was hired as a private investigator to look into the shooting several years ago. The following narrative is based on portions of his report.McDougall lived at 788 Simcoe St. with his dad Brian McDougall.Brian returned home from a local bar at about 2:30 a.m.People were having a few beers and about 45 minutes later an argument breaks outs forcing Brian to tell everyone to leave.He also tells Craig to leave and not come home until he’s sober.Craig is then seen in the lane behind the residence upset and arguing with people. One witness recalled Craig saying he wanted to kill himself.Shortly after three females leave the back lane and Craig follows them onto Notre Dame Avenue. They allege he assaults them, pulling one of the females to the ground. Witnesses said he was yelling and screaming but didn’t know why.The girls flag down a truck and the driver calls 911.Craig returns home, shirtless, talking on his cellphone. He was calling his girlfriend.The three females tell police Craig assaulted them and give officers his home address. While on the phone with his girlfriend police then show up at the house at about 5 a.m. and the girlfriend hears a female officer say “drop the knife”. Then she hears a male officer yell “drop the damn knife”. She then hears four gunshots followed by a voice saying “man down, man down.”Craig’s brother Johnny McDougall is at the house too and remembered seeing six officers outside and recalled hearing an officer say “He’s got a weapon. Put that knife down.”Johnny saw two officers with their guns drawn.It’s dark out with the scene lit only by a street light across the street.He said Craig took a few steps towards police then they started shooting and he fell on his back. He said police were on the sidewalk and Craig was in the yard. Between them was a four-foot fence.Police then handcuffed Brian, who was trying to get to his son. They also handcuff Johnny and a woman. An ambulance doesn’t arrive within the 20 minutes following the shots and until police took Brian, Johnny and the woman away for questioning.A total of five witnesses told Norton they never saw Craig with a knife in the period leading up to the shooting.It’s not known where Craig would have gotten the knife because he never entered the house and it was too big to fit in a pocket.The family have told Shefman they don’t trust police and want the relationship between Aboriginal people and the Winnipeg police to be part of the inquest’s mandate.But Shefman said Winnipeg police have objected.“I don’t think you can look at the death of a young First Nation man by police without exploring the larger issue of the relationship between police and Aboriginal people,” he said. “Craig McDougall’s father has said to us they don’t trust police.”kjackson@aptn.ca@afixedaddresslast_img read more

Plaxico Burress Wants Carolina Panthers They Dont Want Him

Plaxico Burress is not hearing good news from Carolina.Free agent receiver Plaxico Burress repeated today that he would like to sign with the Carolina Panthers and become a target of quarterback Cam Newton. But, according to a published report, the Panthers will not sign him.An unnamed team official told the Charlotte Observer that the Panthers aren’t interested in signing the former New York Jets, Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver.Burress said in a radio interview with WFNZ in Charlotte on Monday that, “no doubt about it,” he wants to play for the Panthers next season but acknowledged he hasn’t received a call from the team.Burress, in an on-set interview with “ESPN First Take” in Miami on Thursday, again said he hadn’t talked with the Panthers but added that he’s been in contact with Newton. He said Carolina is “just a great fit” for him.“I’ve talked to Cam Newton several times,” Burress said. “I really like him as a quarterback.”Burress, in his earlier interview with WFNZ, cited that his brother and cousin live in Charlotte and other family members live in Columbia, S.C., as some of the main reasons he’d like to play for the Panthers.Burress returned to the NFL last season after missing two seasons because of a prison sentence for accidentally shooting himself in the leg at a nightclub.He signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Jets. The New York Post, citing an unnamed league source, reported that some teams feel Burress was overpaid by the Jets and that he will have to agree to an incentive-laden contract to find a team to play for next season. read more

The World Chess Championship Opened With A Wild Draw

87654321abcdefgh Game 2 begins tomorrow at 3 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time — that’s 10 a.m. Eastern. I’ll be covering it here and on Twitter.Read more: The American Grandmaster Who Could Become World Champion By the 43rd move, the two grandmasters had traded queens, clearing the board significantly, and they entered an intricate endgame that stretched on — for hours. 87654321abcdefgh

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The rooks and kings traveled around for what seemed like an eternity. But the lava that had flowed over the game earlier in the day had finally cooled — and finally (finally!) hardened into a draw. Here’s the whole dang thing, compressed into less than a minute: It was 55 degrees and lightly raining in London, just as I imagine it always is, as the grandmasters Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Fabiano Caruana of the United States sat down to begin playing for the 2018 World Chess Championship. The gray meteorology belied the volcanic and lengthy chess on Day 1 of the World Chess Championship. Over seven hours and 115 moves, the players fought a fiery and oscillating battle to open the match, which will likely stretch to the end of the month. The American was lucky to emerge, largely unscathed, with a draw.The players’ venue is in central London, in a place called The College, about a 15-minute walk north of the Thames. Carlsen, 27, and Caruana, 26, are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the world, respectively. Carlsen is the three-time defending world champion. Caruana is vying for the first American title since Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky in 1972.Following a drawing of lots, Carlsen chose to begin the best-of-12-game match on defense with the black pieces. Wins here are worth 1 point, draws a half-point for each, and losses zero points. If the 12th game ends with each player having 6 points, a series of tiebreaker games will ensue. And that’s exactly what happened at the last world championship, in 2016, when Carlsen edged out Sergey Karjakin of Russia. There may still be a lot of chess left.But there was a lot of chess Friday, too. Carlsen began with the combative Sicilian Defence, and the two entered into something called its Rossolimo Variation. Carlsen was likely pleased — he had beaten Caruana in this very variation in an attacking game in 2015.After move 9, Caruana went into what the official match broadcast called the first “deep think” of the match, and the game ground to a near-halt as the position ventured into uncharted territory. By Caruana’s 11th move, a board like this had never been seen before at the game’s high levels, according to ChessBase’s database.Carlsen donned a puffy jacket. Caruana removed his blazer.Time soon became an issue. The players each get 100 minutes for their first 40 moves, with 30 bonus seconds after each move. After that, they get 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes for any moves after that. Nevertheless, while contemplating his 22nd move, Caruana’s clock ticked down to less than 10 minutes. Carlsen, across the board, moved quickly. With his 25th move, Caruana’s clock had dropped to six minutes. On his 32nd move, less than two minutes. On his 34th move, 6 seconds. If his clock had hit zero, he would have forfeited the game instantly.Forestalling the end, Caruana fought for his life in the lower right corner of the board. The time pressure — and the pressure from the powerful pieces controlled by the best player in the world — were obviously too much to handle. It was over, and the players would surely head to an early dinner. The computer engines and the chess cognoscenti assessed Carlsen’s position as “surely winning” and Caruana’s as “sad.”Carlsen’s troops were standing over Caruana’s king, ready to kill and take a devastating early lead in the championship.But black slipped. The Norwegian champ captured a juicy-looking pawn he oughtn’t have, giving the American a chance to scurry to safety with seconds to spare. You can see what happened below. Carlsen, playing black, captured the pawn on c3 with his bishop. The better move, according to a chess engine whirring on my laptop, would have been to venture deep into the American’s territory, moving the black queen to g1. Carlsen’s advantage, according to the computer, dropped from roughly three pawns to roughly nothing. Despite the draw, Robert Hess, an American grandmaster, called it a “dominant start for Magnus.”The championship is level at a half-point each in this race to 6.5. We’ll keep the chart below updated throughout the match. read more

Report Ohio State football player Jamel Dean to leave the program

Ohio State football early-enrollee Jamel Dean is leaving the program after not being cleared to practice by the medical staff, according to reports.Dean, a defensive back from Cocoa, Fla., was “presented an opportunity for a medical hardship so he could remain on academic scholarship at Ohio State, but he opted for a release from his scholarship in an attempt to get cleared medically elsewhere,” according to Eleven Warriors, who first reported Dean’s departure.Dean’s high school coach John Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is not pleased with how his former player is being treated at OSU.“It’s ridiculous,” Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Wednesday. “It’s totally wrong to do this to an 18-year-old kid who should be in high school, who you talked into coming up there early.”The freshman defensive back enrolled early at OSU in January and is listed at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds on the Buckeyes’ spring roster.Dean was rated as the No. 128 high school prospect in the class of 2015 by ESPN.com and was a four-star recruit. read more

Iran wins first World Cup match in 20 years

first_imgIn a tough and well-fought match, Morocco lost its opening match of FIFA World Cup against its Asian counterpart, Iran, as Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal in injury time giving Iran their first win match since 1998.Morocco started aggressively and dominated the proceedings for first 20 minutes of the game but lost the grip on the match as the game proceeded. Bouhaddouz put the ball into his own net with a diving header at the near post in the 95th minute as Morocco defended a left-wing free-kick.The African side had wasted numerous chances in the first half and were denied later on when Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand produced a fine save from Hakim Ziyech.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.But Iran took went with the win, and this their second time in World Cup history after a 2-1 win over the United States at France 1998.Morocco became the second African side to concede a late winning goal in the World Cup on Friday, after Egypt lost 1-0 to Uruguay in Group A, thanks to a last-minute header from Jose Gimenez.last_img read more

Cesc Fabregas drops Arsenal return hint

first_imgChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas dropped a major hint over his potential return to Arsenal once his contract at Stamford Bridge ends in seven monthsThe 31-year-old Spaniard has been on the fringes of Chelsea side since the arrivals of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.Although he has got a couple of chances to make an impact under Maurizio Sarri, it’s obvious the ex-Napoli boss prefers Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, and Kovacic over the former Barcelona star.Widely recognized as one of the best playmakers the Premier League has seen over the past ten years, Fabregas has been one of the cornerstones of Blues’ 2017 EPL title.However, due to a lack of playing time, Catalonia native is considering a departure, hoping to find some regular first-team football.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.The British publication, Football London, have transcribed Fabregas’ interview with Marca, where the player expressed his desire to keep playing at the highest level.“In seven months my contract ends with Chelsea. It will be 16 seasons playing at the highest level, over 750 games, a lot of training, traveling… I feel young and strong but maybe I can’t do 60 games a season. With my style, I think I can keep playing for longer and obviously I want to keep playing for many years.”When asked about the potential return to Arsenal, Fabregas replied:“Of course, Arsenal will always be in my heart and I will never forget them so why not return. You never know.”The Spain international has played a total of 215 Premier League games with the Gunners before returning to Barcelona in 2011.last_img read more

Wenger advises PSG to sign Ramsey

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has advised Paris Saint-Germain to sign Aaron Ramsey.The French champions have reportedly joined Bayern Munich in the race for the signature of Aaron Ramsey and have received rave reviews from his old boss Arsene Wenger, Metro claims.Ramsey is out of contract next summer and is expected to leave the Gunners after they surprisingly withdrew their contract offer despite months of positive talks.It had been reported that Ramsey’s destination is Munich, but reports in France claim PSG have been advised to try and sign him by Wenger.The former AS Monaco manager who signed Ramsey back in 2008, has a good relationship with PSG’s owners and has been linked with the sporting director role at the club.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Wenger has met with PSG manager Thomas Tuchel previously and talk of singing the Wales international came up, with Wenger Le Parisian’s fears.Arsenal are reportedly mulling over whether to cash in on Ramsey when the transfer window reopens in January should they receive a good enough offer.Though the 27-year-old can begin negotiating a pre-contract agreement to leave  free as soon as the window opens.Bayern are understood to have held talks with the former Cardiff MSN’s representatives with Ramsey demanding around £200,000 in weakly wages as well as a huge signing-on fee.last_img read more

Digicel pulls out of Bahamas race

first_img Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Recommended for you Related Items:bahamas, digicel Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 April 2015 – Digicel pulls out of pursuit of second mobile license as Bahamas moves to market liberalisation in telecoms industry.A $250-$300 million investment is now lost along with a potential 1300 direct and indirect jobs because of the Digicel decision which came last night.Digicel had advanced to the spectrum licence auction round scheduled for May but said the Bahamas market is too small for the plan of URCA to dish out three licenses in all. Reports are Cable Bahamas is now the clear frontrunner. Virgin Mobile is also in the running. Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

City Of Homer Looks At Allowing Marijuana Establishments On The Spit

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Homer City Council introduced an ordinance at their meeting on Monday, February 26,  that would allow the sale of commercial marijuana products on the Spit. The council introduced the ordinance following a recommendation that came in August 2017 from the Cannabis Advisory Commission to allow commercial marijuana establishments on the Spit, a place that currently does not allow them. The ordinance will be up for public hearing at the council’s March 12 meeting. Currently the only areas in Homer were marijuana stores can operate are in the central business district, two general commercial districts and the East End district. The Ordinance amends the former Homer city code, and adds permitted uses and structures, by adding marijuana retail facilities in the Marine Commercial District (the spit). When Homer began drafting its regulations for commercial marijuana the spit was among the areas where the retail facilities were not allowed. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-homer-spit-pot-shops.mp3VmJennifer-on-homer-spit-pot-shops.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Top National Guard General Tells Senators Reprogrammed Funds Needed or Training Canceled

first_imgNational Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Joseph Lengyel told a Senate appropriations subcommittee Wednesday that the service will have to reduce training and possibly cancel weekend drills unless the roughly $193 million in training accounts is replenished amid the southern border mission, Stars and Stripes reported.“If we don’t reprogram funds back into our training accounts, (we) will have to make modifications within our current appropriations that will either reduce our training opportunities or do things like cancel drill weekends to find the money,” Lengyel testified.There are currently 2,079 Guard members on the border.“Canceling drill weekends will impact readiness,” Lengyel said. “I will tell you that our hope is that the department finds funds available inside the department that are re-allocatable so that we don’t have to do that.”Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Stephanie Ramirez ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

OBITUARY James F Collins 61

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — James F. Collins, “Jim”, age 61, of Wilmington, formerly of Allston, passed away unexpectedly on February 4, 2019.Jim was born on July 17, 1957, in Cambridge, MA; he was the cherished son of Helen and the late Cornelius Collins. Jim was raised and educated in Allston; he was a graduate of Boston Latin High School.Jim spent the duration of his career as a buyer/merchandiser for Star Market and Shaw’s Supermarket Chains.Family was most important to Jim; he was especially proud of his three daughters and loved to share all of their accomplishments with everyone around him. He looked forward to the times he spent with family and friends down the Cape on Mashnee Island where everyone had a great time and lots of special memories were made.In his spare time, Jim, enjoyed following the Boston sports teams, listening to music and he was very competitive with trivia.Jim will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor and his unconditional love for his family and friends. He will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him.Jim is survived by his loving family Denyse Collins, Brittany Davie & her husband Stephen, Allison Collins and Siobhan Collins all of Wilmington, his beloved mother Helen Collins formerly of Allston, his siblings Catherine Sutherland & husband Eugene of Burlington and Helen Anne Cowan of Abington, his brother-in-law Eric Rollfs of North Reading. Jim is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his father Cornelius Collins and his sister Patricia Rollfs.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, February 8th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 7th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Into Action Recovery Inc., 632 North St., Tewksbury, MA 01876 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.James F. Collins(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Steven W. Parker, 62In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Game of Thrones 11 TV shows to watch now that the finales

first_imgOriginally published May 18.  The Tudors is the story of Henry VIII’s reign over England during the 16th century starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as he navigates his way through political intrigue and a myriad of wives and mistresses. You won’t see emotionally scarring bloody battles like in Game of Thrones, but there is a very important throne. The series provides an entertaining retelling of an infamous real-life monarch’s rise to power. Just don’t pay too close attention to historical accuracy. Watch The Tudors on Netflix Spartacus: Blood and Sand (4 seasons) This is the kind of TV series that makes both kilts and time travel sexy. Based on Diana Gabaldon’s books, Outlander expertly mixes violence, history, romance and a heavy dose of fantasy. Main character Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is a World War II British nurse who accidentally goes back in time to the Scottish Highlands in the 18th century via some mystical rocks. In this unfamiliar world, Claire’s freedom and life are constantly at risk. To survive, she marries strapping Scot warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). A passionate relationship ensues, but since Claire is already married in her other life, things get complicated quickly. While the battles aren’t as gruesome as the ones in Game of Thrones, the politics and family drama certainly are. Plus, there’s plenty of complicated romance mixed with steamy sex. Watch Outlander on Starz On Demand Black Sails (4 seasons) Based on Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Series novels, The Last Kingdom is set in England during the 10th century, when Viking invasions were commonplace. The series centers around a character named Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon), a Saxon noble captured and raised by the Vikings who fights for the English. Like Game of Thrones, The Last Kingdom has plenty of family drama, power struggles, complicated relationships and bloody battles. The violence is extremely graphic — eye-gouging, beheading, stabbing and crucifixion are just some of the ways people die on this show. Watch The Last Kingdom on Netflix Vikings (5 seasons) Throw in lawless homicidal bandits, seductive prostitutes, duplicitous spies and a mysterious boy with dark chi powers and you have an addictively binge-worthy saga. Watch Into the Badlands on Netflix The Shannara Chronicles (2 seasons) Spartacus: Blood and Sand has tons of intense action, violence and sword fights — which is to be expected, as it’s built around gladiators. The show focuses on Spartacus (Andy Whitfield), the famous gladiator who led a rebellion against the Romans in ancient times. We follow him from humble beginnings as an ally to the Romans though a terrible betrayal and transition to becoming a gladiator and warrior. Throughout the series, Spartacus battles to reunite with his wife (Erin Cummings), who was also sent into slavery. The series is loved by fans for its bloody battles and brutal scenes that only the most skilled gladiators can survive. It’s a dark and violent look at the life of a gladiator through the eyes of a slave hell bent on vengeance. Watch Spartacus: Blood and Sand on Netflix The Borgias (3 seasons) Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5: Everybody hurts Comments The martial-arts fantasy series Into the Badlands takes place in a post-apocalyptic world 500 years after a devastating war that left civilization in ruins. Modern tech like electricity and cars survived, but this society has outlawed guns, so everyone uses knives, katana swords and crossbows. That means tons of spectacular martial arts battles among warriors, as well as power struggles between the barons who control the wealth, drugs and much-needed resources like water.  Now playing: Watch this: The saga follows Elf Princess Amberle (Poppy Drayton), Human Rover Eretria (Ivana Baquero) and half-elf Wil (Austin Butler) on their quest to stop an evil Demon army from destroying the universe. This series has enough twists and turns to satisfy a typical Game of Thrones fan. Watch The Shannara Chronicles on Netflix Merlin (5 seasons) Now playing: Watch this: The Borgias follows the exploits of an infamous real-life Renaissance-era Italian family — one of whom ends up as Pope Alexander VI, the head of the Catholic Church. The Borgias is chock full of nudity, incest, murder and blood, with a bit of history thrown in for good measure. Actor Jeremy Irons steals the spotlight as conniving politician Rodrigo Borgia. Watch The Borgias on NetflixThere are plenty of fantasy saga TV shows streaming right now, but if only George R.R. Martin’s saga of Westeros will do, then don’t worry. There’s a Game of Thrones prequel in the works. TV and Movies Setting sail as a prequel to Treasure Island, Black Sails follows the adventures of infamous pirate Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). Flint is determined to maintain his dominance of New Providence Island, which is overrun with thieves, pirates and wenches. There are lots of pirates doing pirate-ey things like hunting for treasure, but we also get a closer look at Flint, who started out as a British naval officer before everything went sideways in his life. The series has plenty of intrigue, sex, violence and politics. Sadly, no dragons though. Watch Black Sails on Hulu The Tudors (4 seasons) If you wish Game of Thrones had more magic and talking dragons — and was a bit less horrifyingly violent — Merlin is for you. Set in the Kingdom of Camelot, the story follows young Merlin (Colin Morgan) and a young prince Arthur (Bradley James) as the try to fulfill their fate to become two of the most powerful figures in British folklore. Merlin must keep his friend Arthur safe, but can only use his magic in secret since the reigning King Uther (Anthony Head) has banned all sorcery. Lancelot, Guinevere and Morgana are also included in the mix. And yes, this series has a dragon or two to keep things interesting. Watch Merlin on Netflix Frontier (3 seasons) Fans of the khaleesi’s husband Khal Drogo can imagine the series Frontier is his parallel universe life as a trapper. Actor Jason Momoa stars as part-Irish, part-Cree outlaw Declan Harp in this compelling TV series about the 18th-century fur trade in Canada. Think of it as The Revenant meets Game of Thrones, with bears replacing dragons. Momoa’s character campaigns to stop a fur trade monopoly by the corrupt Hudson’s Bay Company, and ends up with a bounty on his head. Throughout the series there’s quite a bit of bloody violence between traders, con men, outlaws, thieves and wild animals. To add a dash of sex appeal, Momoa wears a lot of fur pelts and not much else. Watch Frontier on Netflix Outlander (4 seasons) Game of Thrones season 8 finale: Our watch has ended Tags Target Game of Thrones HBO Hulu Netflix See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos Share your voice Get ready for more Viking action. In Vikings, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) is a farmer who becomes king of Denmark and develops a habit of terrifying the citizens of France and England with violent raids. His troubled brother Rollo (Clive Standen), his first wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and shipbuilder Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) also play major roles. As with Game of Thrones, the characters are far from predictable as heroes and villains constantly switch allegiances.  Watch Vikings on History ChannelWatch Vikings on Hulu Into the Badlands (3 seasons) 6:42 6 187 Photos 6:20 Actor Jason Momoa is an outlaw fur trapper named Declan Harp in the Netflix series Frontier. Netflix The final episode ever of Game of Thrones is behind us, and whether you loved or hated the ending, you’ll need a new TV obsession to fill the giant, dragon-shaped hole in your heart. As we bid goodbye to Westeros, here’s a list of quality TV shows full of fantasy, violence and enough thematic similarities to justify a hearty binge. Got any favorites that don’t appear on this list? Share them in the comments!  The Last Kingdom (3 seasons) Based on Terry Brooks’ fantasy book series, The Shannara Chronicles is set thousands of years in the future. But it feels a lot more like a Lord of the Rings-style fantasy tale than anything futuristic. Plenty of adventures, war and evil occur throughout the history of the Four Lands as elves, trolls, dwarves and humans struggle to get along. last_img read more

Volvo joins BMW and Mercedes in panEuropean datasharing pilot project

first_img The 2019 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design sports clean, simple design 30 Photos 0 Now playing: Watch this: 2019 Volvo S60: All the things you need, nothing you… 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More about 2019 Volvo S60 Volvo Ford BMW Mercedes-Benz BMW Volvo Enlarge ImageVolvo’s vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology will see its benefits extend beyond the brand as part of this group. Volvo A bunch of automakers, service providers and governments have joined forces to share data from cars and infrastructure, but don’t worry, because it’s not some freaky dystopian thing.Volvo announced on Monday that it is teaming up with a variety of groups in a public-private partnership called the European Data Task Force, which was originally founded in 2017. The idea behind this pilot project is that all the involved groups will share vehicle and infrastructure data with one another, ideally using that data to create safer roads for everybody.As part of the task force, Volvo will provide real-time data from its connected-car safety tech. Certain Volvo vehicles are already capable of warning each other about slippery roads or cars marooned on the side of the road, but now that data will be shared with others. Service providers or municipalities could then use that data to warn non-Volvo drivers about the same road hazards, expanding its benefits beyond a single brand.”We think this type of anonymized data sharing should be done for free, for the greater good and to the wider benefit of society. It saves lives, time and taxpayer money,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars, in a statement. “I call on other car makers and governments to work with us on realizing this type of data sharing as widely as possible.”The European Data Task Force already has some big names behind it. The governments of Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Spain are already on board, and service providers like Here and TomTom Traffic are also members of the group. In terms of automakers, it’s BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. Tagscenter_img More From Roadshow Auto Tech Car Industry Preview • 2019 Volvo S60: Familiar formula with a twist Share your voice Post a comment 5:33 2019 Audi Q3 second drive: More for the masses Review • 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouslast_img read more

WATCH Srinagars SMHS Hospital leaves terminal cancer patient without stitches after surgery

first_imgMarried couple left paralyzed after eating canned green beans [Representational Image]Creative CommonsA 25-year-old man from Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara region, suffering from late-stage cancer, was left without stitches after doctors at Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital asked him to go home post-surgery.According to his family members, they took him home for two days but soon his intestines became visible and they rushed back to the hospital. “However, even then the doctors said that there are more critical patients in the emergency departments who need to be operated and the patient with open stitches can wait,” the family member claims in a shocking video that has gone viral.The video also shows a doctor entering into a scuffle with the relatives of the patient who said they were pleading to them to stitch up his wounds.When the gross negligence of the hospital administration came to the fore, the management released a statement saying that the patient suffered from Stage 4 adenocarcinoma and had also developed wound intestinal infection.”The patient was operated earlier but soon he developed wound infection, for which stitches were advised daily and the family was urged to stay close by to the hospital. Since the patient was already terminally ill, suffering from kidney malfunctioning he could not be immediately taken for the second consecutive surgery and was asked to wait,” the hospital authorities said.The management further said that around the same time more critical patients needed to be treated at the emergency ward and this patient was subsequently operated next morning.”The family members, however, allege that the doctors told them to leave along with the patient who had developed the serious wound infection and bring him the next day.”How could we have dealt with such seriously ill patient at home? How could doctors discharge him when he was supposed to be operated,” the family members asked.Watch the shocking video here:The inadequate public health infrastructure in J&K has often led the patients to suffer as a majority of the tertiary care hospitals deal with a huge rush of patients. In Kashmir, there are only two major government hospitals which receive patients from every nook and corner of the valley.Despite the successive governments claiming to expand the health facilities to the rural areas, little has been achieved so far. Doctors conduct a vagina surgery on a patient at a private clinic in Jakarta.Getty images- ADEK BERRY / Stringerlast_img read more

Kejriwals free ride offer for women is a political stunt ridden with

first_imgDelhi metro [Representational Image]Getty ImagesDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to offer free rides to women in buses and metro may appear as a good move to many, but the announcement has surpringly generated a heated gender debate. It is also seen as a delayed political move aimed at appeasing a particular vote bank. After the Aam Aadmi Party’s forgettable performance in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, Kejriwal may be trying his best to hold on to his slogan of development and people’s welfare ahead of the Assembly elections. Although offering free metro and bus rides to women is not an alien concept and has been tried and tested in many parts of the world including France and Luxembourg, in India where the women by and large are not commuting as much as men, the decision is seen more as a political move than a goodwill gesture.Has the decision widened the gender gap?Kejriwal has argued that his scheme is aimed at ensuring the security of the commuters  in Delhi, notorious for crimes against women. However, one fails to understand how will offering free bus and metro rides ensure safer travel for women. There could be definitey many more women interested in taking the metro and bus for commuting purposes , but that alone doesn’t solve the safety issue. Arvind Kejriwal is addressing a press conference in Delhi.Twitter/ANIInstead, the AAP government could have spent more on the CISF teams that are stationed across the metro stations as well as ensure the safety of the women who travel in Delhi transport Corporation buses.The critics have said that instead of giving blanket concessions to women (a mjaority of them may be working and not even poor), the scheme should have been meant for the people belonging to the lower economic sections of the society. As such the society would have benefitted as a whole instead of a particular gender. Burden on state exchequerThe tussle between the central and the AAP government in Delhi is not a new one and fare hike issue in the metro is one among many reasons. Earlier, the central government had proposed a fare hike in the Delhi metro owing to increasing fuel prices, rising staff salaries and repair and maintainence demands of the metro line. But Kejriwal had held his ground opposing any such fare hike.The fare hike consequently also resulted in a lot of commuters opting out of the metro services because the rates were no longer affordable. The Delhi government’s decision of free metro rides to women is expected to cost the excehquer a sum of Rs 1,600 crore annualy and by far the AAP government has not outlined how it is going to bear the cost.last_img read more

Saving Promise Launches Dont Just Give A Damn Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFROL.Y. Marlow wants more than platitudes. She wants people to do more than rock a bumper sticker on the back of their Volvo or Subaru. As Domestic Violence Awareness Month is in full effect this October, the CEO and Founder of Saving Promise kicked off  “Don’t Just Give A Damn” about the issue. And she has the campaign to do it.#dontjustgiveadamn is a video and a call to action for people to address the importance of domestic violence. The initiative calls for people to do just three things this month: Donate $1, Make a pledge writing down what you will do to stop domestic violence and share the campaign via social media.This is a screenshot from the video, “Don’t Just Give A Damn”, a new campaign launched by L.Y. Marlow to encourage people to get involved in domestic violence awareness, activism and assistance. (Courtesy Photo)Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, according to data from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), pulled from the CDC’s 2010 National Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Survey. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. Also according to NCADV 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.In D.C. alone, 32,794 domestic violence-related calls were made to the Metropolitan Police Department in 2013, according to the NCADV. That’s approximately 1 call every 16 minutes.Saving Promise is an organization Marlow started after coming to grips with the history of domestic violence in her family.“Saving Promise is inspired by my family story of five generations of domestic violence in my family including my grandmother, my mother, myself and my daughter,” Marlow said in a phone interview. “And my daughter’s little girl Promise became the fifth generation as she lay on the bed next to my daughter at six months old as my daughter was strangled and almost killed for the second time.”Located near Howard University, the organization has been around for over ten years now.Marlow wants everyone to know that making a difference is not just about big donations. Doing something is a very individual process when it comes to domestic violence.“Doing something could be as simple as a mother talking to her daughter about domestic violence,” Marlow said. “It could be getting a group of friends together for dinner to discuss it.”The Don’t Just Give A Damn campaign will hopefully extend into the new year, Marlow said. For more information please go to the website at www.savingpromise.org.last_img read more

Xavier Couture has been appointed deputy CEO in ch

first_imgXavier Couture has been appointed deputy CEO in charge of communications and the France Telecom-Orange brand.Couture joined France Telecom-Orange in May 2008 as content director. He will be assisted by Béatrice Mandine who has been appointed deputy director in charge of external communications. She will be replaced as head of the press office by Jean-Bernard Orsoni, who was previously responsible for the consumer area of the press office. Mandine will also head the department responsible for individual shareholders relations as well as the digital, web and social media department.last_img read more

Telefónicas Movistar will air the final of the E

first_imgTelefónica’s Movistar+ will air the final of the European Super Cup between Champions League winner Real Madrid and Europa League winner Atlético de Madrid, and has secured rights to air the La Liga 1|2|3 channel for Spain’s second division, completing its football offering.The pay TV service has yet to specify which channel it will use to air the Super Cup match between the two Spanish teams, which will take place on August 15 in Tallinn, Estonia.Movistar+ will now air La Liga 1|2|3 as part of its offering, meaning it will be able to present a complete line-up of Spanish football alongside Orange and Jazztel for the 2018-19 season.Top tier competition La Liga Santander and La Liga 1|2|3 will both kick off on August 17.In addition to top-tier Spanish football, Movistar+ has also secured rights to the Champions League and Europa League tournaments, previously held by Mediapro. It will also air coverage of Germany’s Bundesliga, France’s Ligue 1 and the English Premier League as part of its overall offering.last_img read more

On May 1 2012 Porter Stansberry and I made a bet

first_imgOn May 1, 2012, Porter Stansberry and I made a bet. Porter predicted that oil would go below US$40 per barrel within 12 months. I stated that there was no chance that this would happen (my reasons are presented at the link above). Putting our money where our mouths are, we both agreed to bet 100 ounces of silver on the matter. I have a lot of respect for Porter, who is a very smart man. When he talks, I listen. But when he discussed the reasons why he thought oil was going below US$40 per barrel, I knew I had him – this was going to be one of the easiest bets I have ever made. One of Porter’s main arguments was that a global shale-oil revolution would push volume way up and prices way down. It is definitely a sensible argument, yet it was missing something very critical: timing. The shale gas boom that happened in the United States did not occur in a vacuum. Rather, it was built upon decades of experience in new technologies such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. This was then based off of more than 150 years in conventional oil and gas exploration. Today in North America, there are thousands of rigs and hundreds of thousands of skilled oil and gas workers to work on the projects. This simply does not exist in the rest of the world. For a new shale discovery – however large it may be – it would take years just to prove up its commercial viability, another few years to get the infrastructure running, and even more years before it produces enough to matter. This means there are tremendous opportunities to profit – for those who are in the know – while we wait for the rest of the world to catch up. A similar situation is shaping up in the nuclear sector. Many countries rely on nuclear power and are planning to expand its use – the US among them – yet companies involved in the mining and refinement of uranium remain in a slump. We at Casey Research have created a webinar discussing these issues; it’s titled The Myth of American Energy Independence: Is Nuclear the Ultimate Contrarian Investment?, and it will premier May 21 at 2 p.m. EDT. Featured participants include Chairman Emeritus of the UK Atomic Energy Authority Barbara Thomas Judge, former US Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, and former Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Herb Dhaliwal. We will provide an expert, insider’s perspective on the global nuclear power scene, showing you how to leverage its rising importance in your portfolio for potentially life-changing gains. Learn more about the free webinar and reserve your place today.last_img read more