Los Angeles: Actors James Maslow and Emily Bett Rickards will be starring in the indie film We Need To Talk. The film, written and directed by Todd Wolfe, also features Jonathan Fernandez. The plot follows a self-centered, video-gaming celebrity Great Scott Gamer who speaks with millions of fans every day but doesn’t know how to talk to the people he loves. It isn’t a problem until his girlfriend says, “We need to talk”, before disappearing to work. Maslow, best known for his role on Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush based on his real-life boy band, will co-host new talent show The Big Stage with Elizabeth Stanton. “What a year this has been! From flying planes in an action movie, to hosting my own show, to now starring alongside some of my favourite actors in this hilarious romcom…just grateful to be doing what I love and seeing it all grow,” Maslow said.
OTTAWA — While most disabled veterans will see a small boost in financial support when the Trudeau government implements a new pension system in April, a new analysis shows some of the most severely injured will end up with less than under the current system.And the financial benefits available for all under the Liberals’ pension plan will fall far short of those provided to veterans before the federal government replaced a longstanding disability pension with the current system in 2006.Those are among the findings of a new study by Canada’s parliamentary budget officer, which comes about a month before the new Pension for Life is implemented and amid anger about the new system within the veterans’ community.The federal Liberals had promised during the last election to reinstate the pre-2006 pension system, but instead introduced their own version.While the budget watchdog found that the current system and the Liberals’ Pension for Life are less generous for disabled veterans than the pre-2006 pension system, they are also far less expensive.The government would end up paying $40 billion to provide pre-2006 pensions for all current veterans, compared to $22 billion under the current system and $25 billion under the Pension for Life.The Canadian Press
By Danielle RochetteAPTN National NewsMONTREAL-Montreal Liberal candidate Justin Trudeau says Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau’s use of “TheBrazman” as a Twitter handle doesn’t reflect well on the often maligned institution that is suppose to act as Parliament’s body of “sober second thought.”Trudeau, the incumbent candidate for the riding of Papineau, and Brazeau engaged in a Twitter battle over each party’s respective platforms on Aboriginal issues. The exchange took on a personal tone when Trudeau questioned Brazeau’s Twitter handle and the accompanying photograph.Trudeau said in an interview with APTN National News Tuesday that Brazeau’s choice of handle was not becoming of a Senator.“How any Senator who chooses to, you known, an honourable Senator in a Canadian Parliament chose to further himself as TheBrazman perhaps lacks a little bit of gravitas one would expect from the house of sober second thought,” said Trudeau.During the Twitter exchange, APTN asked both politicians to debate their party’s platform on Aboriginal issues. Brazeau accepted, but Trudeau declined.“I have a little over 60,000 followers and I try to interact with everyone who send me twitter notes but if every time I got to an argument with someone on Twitter I ended up debating I will spend all my time debating and not any time working her in the riding where I need to,” said Trudeau.Brazeau, however, refused to come on camera to comment. Instead, his office issued a statement.“(Senator Brazeau) is interested in debating Aboriginal affairs anytime and with any parliamentarian anywhere,” said the statement. “He’s disappointed the opportunity to debate has been turned down.”The Twitter battle lasted for about an hour Friday and was triggered by a shot from Brazeau criticizing the Liberal’s platform on Aboriginal issues in a message to Trudeau.“LPC platform on Aboriginal issues?” Tweeted Brazeau. “Ah yes, you have none. Pathetic and weak. So much for multi-culturalism “eh” Mr. Trudeau.”Trudeau responded Tweeting, “Just looked at your Tweets (nice photo, by the way…).”Trudeau later Tweeted, “Wait Senator Brazeau goes by the handle TheBrazman. Does that help you pick up Pat? You are a senator for crying out loud!”Brazeau then challenged Trudeau.“C’mon Justin answer the question. I still remain yours truly TheBrazman.”Trudeau Tweeted back listing his party’s pledge to lift the two per cent funding cap on education, a $300 million investment on K to 12 Aboriginal education, a $5 million Metis scholarship fund and a promise to create a task force on the still ongoing of the disproportionate number of murdered and missing Aboriginal women.“140 chars not enuff: lift the 2% cap on Ab. Ed., 300M$ on K-12 ed, 5M$ Metis schlshp, task force on the missing & murdered women,” wrote Trudeau.Brazeau responded saying the Conservatives were dealing with the issues.“Changes, already in the works. Missing/Murdered already dealt with. 2% cap, LOC imposed it. Next??”Trudeau jumped on Brazeau’s claim that the murdered and missing file had been dealt with.“Wow! hear that everyone? Missing and murdered already dealt with. Is that the official Conservative position?”Many families of woman who have been missing or murdered were disappointed with the Conservative’s $10 million announcement last year on the issue.About $4 million of the money was earmarked to go to the RCMP for the creation of a missing persons branch and the creation of a missing persons website. Some of the money was also set aside for communities and groups to deal with violence and for victim’s firstname.lastname@example.org
Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to question him here instead of Delhi as he fears for his security in view of “conditions of hostility”.The NIA is investigating a case related to terror funding in Kashmir through hawala channels. The agency last month carried out a series of raids on separatists, including the Mirwaiz, and summoned him for questioning in Delhi. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”Under the prevailing conditions of hostility wherein there is a threat to the personal safety of my client, it becomes unwise for my client to travel to Delhi,” counsel for the Mirwaiz, Aijaz Ahmad Dhar, said in a letter to the NIA in response to the agency’s March 6 notice. If the NIA wants to question the Mirwaiz, it can do so in Srinagar and he is willing to cooperate as “he has nothing to hide”, the counsel said in the letter dated March 10, a copy of which was released on Monday. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedDhar said his client is not acquainted with the subject matter of the FIR referred to in the NIA’s notice. He said the NIA’s notice to the separatist leader appears to have been issued on the basis of “fallacious assumptions and misinformation solely aimed at maligning the Mirwaiz”. “Knowing his status and position, it appears to be an outcome of considerations other than the law,” he added. Dhar said the Mirwaiz is not only a political leader but also a religious head of a large section of people in the state. On his client’s stand on the Kashmir issue, Dhar said it has always been clear. “He has always stated that the Kashmir issue is a political and human issue which needs political resolution either through implementation of UN resolutions or through dialogue amongst the three stakeholders — India, Pakistan and people of Jammu and Kashmir,” the counsel of the Mirwaiz said.
The President said that it is a joke to assume that one can win an election based on the support they had at a May Day rally. (Colombo Gazette) Sirisena says he was approached by the Indian High Commission saying Rajapaksa had sought a meeting with Modi. President Maithripala Sirisena said that the meeting between Modi and Rajapaksa took place at around 11pm last Thursday.He also said that some people feel they can change the current government and are using the crowd support the opposition had at the May Day rally to push this point. President Maithripala Sirisena today questioned the double standards of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa over his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.He said that those who had called for black flag protests during Modi’s Sri Lanka visit suddenly wanted to meet him. “I said go ahead,” Sirisena said at an event today.
Activist Namal Kumara had alleged that the DIG revealed a plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and several other VVIPs.Namal Kumara said the DIG had made the revelation in a telephone conversation between the two. (Colombo Gazette) A voice sample was recorded from the former Terrorism Investigations Department (TDI) head, DIG Nalaka de Silva by the Government Analyst’s Department today.The sample was taken on a court order to verify a telephone conversation he allegedly had with an activist recently.
A woman kicks at a riot police shield as relatives of prisoners wait to hear news about their family members imprisoned at a police station where a riot broke out, in Valencia, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AFP)CARACAS, Venezuela – A fire allegedly set during an attempted jailbreak from Venezuelan police holding cells killed 68 people on Wednesday, the country’s top prosecutor and an inmates’ rights group said.The blaze at the detention facility in Carabobo state is the latest in a series of deadly incidents in Venezuela’s overcrowded jails.“In light of the terrible events that took place in the Carabobo state police headquarters, where 68 people died in a presumed fire, we have appointed four prosecutors… to clarify these dramatic events,” chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab said on Twitter.Carlos Nieto, head of Una Ventana a la Libertad (A Window on Freedom), said that “some burned to death and others asphyxiated” after setting fire to mattresses and stealing a guard’s gun in an attempt to break out.The dead included two women thought to have been visiting the jail at the time of the incident, Nieto said.Rafael Lacava, the governor of Carabobo state, expressed his “consternation” over the events but did not provide a toll.“A serious and profound investigation has been initiated to find the causes and those responsible for these regrettable events,” he said on Twitter, expressing solidarity with relatives of those who died.Relatives complained they had been given no information (Reuters image)Relatives of those being kept in the detention center tried to force their way into Carabobo state police headquarters. After one officer was injured by a stone, the crowd was dispersed by police firing tear gas.A video posted on Twitter showed dozens of people demanding information in front of police guarding the site.“I am a desperate mother. My son has been here a week. They have not given any information,” Dora Blanco told local media.Venezuela’s prisons suffer from dire overcrowding and a shortage of basic supplies, struggling under the deepening economic crisis that is gripping the once-wealthy oil-producing country. (Excerpts from AFP) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedVenezuelan beauty queen slain; daughter survives shootingJanuary 8, 2014In “Crime”Venezuela prison ‘massacre’ kills 37August 17, 2017In “World”Pence vows US will not allow ‘collapse of Venezuela’August 24, 2017In “Regional”
At MINExpo 2012, Astec Mining showcased its integrated global processing solutions, which leverage the individual and combined experience and expertise of Astec Mobile Screens, Breaker Technology, KPI-JCI, Osborn and Telsmith – five companies that provide a single-source focus. Targeting every key process within the mining operation, Astec Mining offers extensive support capabilities and innovative product offerings – from mobile mining vehicles and breaker systems to feeders, crushers, screens, scrubbers, mills, and conveyors. “Providing true single-source capabilities, Astec Mining is well positioned to support mining operations worldwide with complete solutions, and localized service and support. Our field applications engineers and service personnel are strategically placed throughout the world, where each specialises in a particular market, and understands the specific challenges and characteristics of that region,” says Rick Patek, Group Vice President, Astec Aggregate &Mining.“In the mining industry, service and support is everything – and operational goals focus on uptime, productivity, and safety. Our product development is based on these goals, and our equipment is designed for safe, reliable operation; and for maximum uptime, and minimal maintenance downtime,” says Tim Denehy, VP of international sales, Astec Aggregate & Mining.As to the challenges faced by its distributors and customers, Astec Mining says it “is poised to react quickly in sourcing products and solutions from each of its companies. The following highlights a few of the innovations showcased at MINExpo 2012.Telsmith launched new Mine-Duty T900 cone crusherThe new Telsmith T900 is a true mine-duty machine designed and engineered to deliver maximum uptime, productivity, safety, and ease of maintenance amidst the 24/7 operating demands of the toughest hard rock mining applications. Offering a capacity output range from 550 to 2,100 t/h, with up to a 381 -mm feed size, the T900 israted with the largest in-class clearing stroke, the highest in-class crushing force, and boasts 900-hp performance.In designing the new T900, Telsmith places a key emphasis on safety and serviceability. The machine’s large clearing circuit is engineered to safely and quickly allow any uncrushable materials to pass. Also, numerous innovative serviceability features differentiate the T900 from conventional units that typically require significantly more time in routine service.For reduced maintenance time and costs, the T900 is designed with the following:EIght cylinders (versus 12 cylinders in conventional units), yet offering the largest crushing force availability, the company claimsA new and improved patent-pending anti-spin feature mounted on top of the machineThe largest-in-class, patent-pending hybrid bearings offering both a static and dynamic lift and resulting in far greater lift to efficiently carry the crushing forcesThe elimination of a socket, socket liner, and head ball – all of which typically require time-consuming removal when servicing the machine; a nitrogen-free patented release system that eliminates the need formaintenance-intensive hydraulic accumulators; and the use of a single bowl for all liners over its range of operation – allowing optimum versatility, flexibility, and efficiency in any hard rock mining application.BTI Mobile Scaler Boosts Safety & ProductivityBreaker Technology (BTI) manufactures a wide range of mining and quarry equipment including hydraulic hammers, mobile rock breakers, stationary and portable rockbreaker systems, underground utility vehicles, and a mechanised scaling equipment line highlighted by its RMS-18 Mobile Scaler Vehicle – an innovation proven to increase both safety and productivity in mining operations. The operator is fully protected from falling rocks insidea certified ROP/FOPS (roll over protection/fall object protection) cabin. The RMS-18 is designed with a midship operator drive position that provides excellent visibility in both the direction tramming and scaling operations.Other benefits include fully adjustable stabiliser legs for secure operation of the scaling boom system; a precise electromechanical proportional control system for accurately indexing the scaling boom for optimal scaling, andpinpoint control for ease of scaling; and a robust design and construction of the chassis and drive train to ensure reliability in harsh underground mining conditions.BTI will also highlighted its MRHT 36 Stationary Rockbreaker System, which features a slew bearing turret systemthat extends duty life and reduces maintenance downtime over that of traditional swing post construction. An automatic greasing system allows for ease of lubrication maintenance. For safe operation, the unit’s load drop counter balance valves eliminate any accidental boom falls due to power loss, which in turn safeguards both theworkers and the equipment from loss of control.Additionally, BTI showed its BX 20 and BX 30 hydraulic hammers, which feature a robust, heavy-duty, box-mounted, hydraulically- activated hammer, with long and short stroke selection. The hammers shift seamlessly between lower power with higher beats per minute, and longer more powerful strikes at a slower frequency. This allows a fine tuning of hammer to the hardness of the material.Osborn Mineral Sizers Offer Low-Profile, High-Volume ProcessingAs South Africa’s leading mining equipment manufacturer, Osborn Engineered Products provides a full rangeof crushers, feeders, screens and conveyors.At MINExpo, Osborn displayed its range of single and twin shaft mineral sizers engineered with the lowest profile, and capable of processing high volume throughputs at the lowest possible power consumption. Primarily designed for coal and anthracite applications, the Osborn Mineral Sizer is ideal for processing the more difficult soft and sticky clay materials. It is also highly suited to most mineral and tar sands processing applications.Astec Positioned for South American Market GrowthAstec Mining recently formed a joint venture with Manufatura E Desenvolvimento de Equipamentos (MDE). Astec Do Brasil Fabricacao De Equipamentos LTDA., of which Astec Inc. holds a 75% share, will provide localised manufacturing, sales, distribution, and product support to aggregate and mining companies throughout Brazil and South America.The joint venture isconstructing at manufacturing facility in Vespasiano, Minas Gerais, Brazil, which will initially manufacture KPI-JCI track mounted crushers and Telsmith jaw and cone crushers, with the expansion to additional Astec products and brands to follow.“Over the last decade MDE has established itself as a leader in the sales, distribution, and product support of aggregate and mineral handling systems within the Brazilian marketplace,” says Patek, “By partnering with MDE, Astec Industries can better offer our innovative solutions within this rapidly expanding marketplace.” KPI-JCI unveils Kodiak Plus K500+ Cone CrusherAs the latest addition to the Kodiak Plus cone crusher series, the new Kodiak Plus K500+ is a 500-hp, remote-adjust cone crusher. “The K500+ fills the demand of high-production aggregate facilities for larger secondary and tertiary cone crushers,” says Mike Johnson, VP of sales and marketing for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.Johnson says that refinements implemented within the Kodiak Plus product line include a new hybrid cast/fabricated base frame design; the ‘MILO’ automated control system; a new patented bearing design and other additional evolutionary refinements. “The K500+ will incorporate these new innovations as well, and we are confidentthat it will fill a large need in the current aggregate market,” he says.Other features of the Kodiak Plus cone crusher product line include patented hydraulic CSS thread locking; patented replaceable brass thread inserts; patented internal counterweights; patented liner retention system; a tramp iron system consisting of pressure relief valves in lieu of accumulators; brass v-seat liners; and other unique ease-of-maintenance design elements.
Australia’s chronic shortage of greenfields mineral discoveries can only be overcome by changing the sector’s exploration, financing and training models, according to a keynote speaker at a major international geoscience forum in Adelaide today. Addressing the inaugural four day Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) convention, Western Mining Services principal, Dr Jon Hronsky, said the current financing model for encouraging and sustaining exploration was broken.“What we continue to see in Australian resources exploration is a highly inefficient use of capital,” Hronsky said. “The availability of risk capital for exploration is volatile and sentiment driven. Our financing model strongly favours recycling of old, marginal to sub-economic mining and exploration projects rather than genuine greenfields exploration for new Tier 1 deposits,” he said.“We need to move on a sooner rather than later basis to breakthroughs in undercover exploration to unlock what we believe is enormous potential to add to Australia’s rich mining history of minerals discovery, albeit at surface or shallow depth. This at a time of a continuing fall in greenfields share of exploration spending.“Junior explorers offer flexibility but do not have access to adequate funding. They are financed mostly from the retail sector, which is strongly sentiment driven and short-term focused.”Hronsky said major mining and exploration companies were not incentivised to prioritise genuine greenfields undertakings. “Majors have the funding but not the flexibility, and struggle with the nimbleness required for effective greenfields exploration outcomes,” he said. “There is also a misconception among many majors that junior explorers and miners will do the job for them.”Hronsky pointed also to a strong need to upgrade the industry’s training protocols. “We train geoscientists at university but need explorationists in the industry,” he said. “Exploration skills need to be learnt and the current practice is ad hoc and largely on-the-job.“There is the challenge of transferring the tacit knowledge of long-term experience to university students and graduates through progressive curriculums and greater use of simulated environments.”Hronsky urged the sector and geoscientists to “front-end load” the area selection process to target new search spaces and to better understand and exploit value created by strategic regional-scale geoscience data.“We need to focus on the best deposits to be found in the covered search space, not the best deposits already found and in this sense, regional-scale Geoscience Data Sets are becoming increasingly powerful.”Any new model should better aggregate sophisticated capital with specialist third parties or miners to deliver more strategic partnerships underpinned by greater technical discipline and specialist expertise.Meanwhile, The Australian Academy of Science is proposing the development of a new ‘downward-looking telescope’ that could look at least 300 km beneath the Earth’s surface to unlock Australia’s hidden mineral wealth. The proposal is one of several in a ten-year plan for Australian Geoscience (2018-27) launched by the Academy’s National Committee for Earth Sciences.The 10-year plan highlights how the world’s shift towards mobile device technology, renewable energy sources and electric cars will involve massive increases in demand for copper, cobalt, gold, rare-earth elements and other specialty metals.The Committee’s Chair, Professor Sue O’Reilly AM FAA, said one of the challenges for Australian geoscience in the coming decade is to ensure the right infrastructure is in place to knowhow and where to explore for the critical resources needed for Australia’s future.“This is where the downward-looking telescope comes in,” she said. “A piece of infrastructure like this would transform our minerals sector by making deep Australia visible. It would give us a new understanding of the vertical makeup of the continent and allow us to direct our mineral exploration efforts in the two-thirds of Australia that aren’t currently cost-effective to explore.”“By 2030 global demand for cobalt will be 47 times what it was in 2016 so, unless we can become self-sufficient in this strategic metal, Australia may be held to ransom with massive price increases and chronic shortages,” Professor O’Reilly said. “This exemplifies the need to generate new geoscience knowledge that will allow us to explore successfully in the covered areas of Australia.”The plan also draws attention to the weakness in geoscience in Australia’s education system. “Geoscience is largely absent in Australia’s school system because of a lack of teachers with qualifications in geoscience. Geoscience should be embedded as a core subject within every level of Australian STEM education and earth science graduates should be incentivised to obtain education qualifications,” O’Reilly said.The plan also calls for an expansion of Australia’s national computational capability to ensure that Australia retains and extends its lead in geoscience simulation and modelling capability.The National Committee for Earth Sciences acknowledges the support of the following organisations in the development of this plan: the Australian Research Council, Geoscience Australia, the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, Macquarie University and the AGC.In an opening address in Adelaide this morning to the AGC convention, Geoscience Australia Chief Executive, Dr James Johnson, said geoscience was providing immense value to society, from the economic benefits of resource development through to GPS positioning, underpinned by the science of geodesy.“It is important that we, as geoscientists, act as ambassadors for our science, to raise awareness of the general public on how geoscience benefits society. Even Earth observations from space are becoming increasingly important in monitoring environmental change and in natural resource management,” Johnson said.He noted it would become increasingly important for Australia to manage its groundwater resources on a more sustainable basis.“We exist in a global environment where surface water only represents 0.3% of the Earth’s fresh water while groundwater represents just over 30%,” Dr Johnson said. “As Australia is the driest inhabited continent on Earth, it is logical that an increased focus on how we research and manage both our onshore and offshore water resources will play an increased future role in how Australia develops its natural resources inventory.”He also stated that marine geoscientific research will be important to Australia’s future. “Australia has the third largest Exclusive Economic Zone in the world, yet we know very little about our marine environment,” Johnson said.“Increased seabed mapping will help us to better understand marine habitats, fisheries, ocean circulation patterns, underwater geohazards and tsunamis, and much, much more,” he said.This week’s Australia Geoscience Council Convention is being attended by more than 1,000 delegates and is the pivot point in Australia for Earth Science Week 2018.
In October last year Cryptic Studios and Atari announced that its most recent superhero MMO, Champions Online, was set to introduce a free-to-play option. At the time we didn’t have a date for introduction, but now we do.On January 25 new and existing players will be able to download the game for free, and sign-up to play for free. The official name for the new free game accounts is the Champions Online: Free For All. Restrictions will apply in gameplay, but this is limited to the Adventure Packs on offer. You are basically getting a fully-featured MMO experience for no money down.A paid-for Gold Membership option will remain in place that costs $14.99 per month. It unlocks most of the content including all the Adventure Packs that are either already available or set for release in the future.Even if you sign-up for the Gold Membership you may end up spending more money each month. Micro-transactions will be present in-game for specific optional items and costume pieces if you want to start customizing your characters. These are available to all players regardless of account type.Free-to-play models seem to be all the rage at the moment. Everquest II, Lord of the Rings, and even the recently shutdown APB is set to get a free model relaunch soon. Crytek is also planning a foray into the free-to-play model with the FPS Warface.Read more at Champions OnlineMatthew’s OpinionIf this works out for Cryptic, and the game sees an influx of new players and increased revenue, then it may be a model used for other Cryptic games. That means we could potentially see Star Trek Online go free-to-play. If that happens I may actually get around to playing it.I have no problem with there being free and paid-for versions of an MMO. As long as the incentives to pay each month are good enough then I don’t think a player enjoying a game minds paying. It only backfires if a developer tries to push the upgrade too hard by blocking content or making a player think they can do something only to find they hit a paywall.Cryptic has been doing MMOs too long to fall into that trap, though, and I hope this switch works out for them, especially in the face of growing competition such as the just released DC Universe Online.
Blackberry Torch 9800 : son prix déjà divisé par deux outre-AtlantiqueCanada – RIM a décidé de baisser considérablement le prix du Blackberry Torch 9800. Les ventes du smartphone, présenté comme LE concurrent de l’iPhone 4, ne seraient pour l’instant pas satisfaisantes.Le Blackberry Torch 9800 est sorti depuis une semaine et déjà, ses ventes aux États-Unis ne satisfont pas son fabricant, Research In Motion (RIM). Le fabricant canadien a donc décidé d’appliquer un rabais de 50% sur son produit-phare, qui doit rivaliser avec l’iPhone 4. Initialement vendu 199 dollars, il est désormais proposé à 99 dollars dans certaines boutiques. Pour son premier week-end, le smartphone s’est vendu à 150.000 exemplaires, bien loin de l’iPhone et de ses 1,7 million d’unités écoulées en trois jours. Le Torch 9800 arrivera en France en octobre.Le 19 août 2010 à 13:09 • Emmanuel Perrin
Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari has called his players weak following their 1-0 loss to Leganes in the Copa Del Rey round of 16 clash.Madrid’s 3-0 first-leg win ensured their 1-0 defeat at Butarque was not enough to see them exit the competition at the expense of Leganes for a second consecutive season.Solari gave a rare start to Isco as he rejigged team, in a selection that also saw Marcelo feature on the wing in the opening 45 minutes, with Los Blancos struggling to create chances without a focal point in attack.Solari accepted his team, who have lost two of their last four matches, were poor against Leganes, who won the second leg thanks to a first-half strike from Martin Braithwaite.“A weak performance, above all the first half,” he told a news conference, as quoted by Goal.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“They all needed to get playing time, they got it. We got through the tie, but the performance was weak.”“Sometimes we try things and if they do not work, we try to improve them.”“We have lacked depth. We paid not having a specific reference in attack.”
Box Score (PDF) Story Links CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Jazmine Jones tied her career high with 17 points and No. 3 Louisville followed up its win over No. 2 UConn with a 76-44 victory at Clemson on Saturday.The Cardinals (21-1, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had little time to celebrate or savor their victory over the Huskies – they had lost 17 straight against UConn until Thursday night’s 78-69 victory – before traveling to Clemson.Louisville shook off a sluggish first half to pull away, using a 32-6 run that began late in the second quarter and stretched into the final period to cruise to its seventh straight win this season and sixth in a row over the Tigers (14-8, 5-4).Jones matched the best output of her career, accomplished twice before, including in a victory over North Carolina. She made seven of nine shots and became the top offensive threat for Louisville as leading scorer Asia Durr struggled to find her shot.Durr, who scored 24 points against UConn, was just 5 of 16 from the field for 12 points in this one. Not that it mattered much, as Clemson could not overcome Louisville’s defensive pressure.Clemson missed 19 straight shots during one stretch at the end of the second quarter and into the fourth as the Cardinals turned a tight game into a runaway.Louisville and Durr came out fast with 18 straight points in the first quarter – Clemson gave up 18 in a row early in a 101-63 loss to No. 5 Notre Dame on Thursday night – to go up 18-4 less than seven minutes in. Durr had two 3-pointers and eight points during the run.The Cardinals made seven of 10 shots during the run, while forcing five turnovers and holding the Tigers to 0-of-7 shooting during the charge.But unlike against the Fighting Irish two days ago, the Cardinals could not keep their big lead as Clemson went on a 23-10 run over the next 10 minutes to draw within 28-27 on Tylar Bennett’s basket. That’s when Louisville found its offense, scoring the final seven points of the half.The surge continued into the third quarter as Louisville held Clemson to 0-for-12 shooting in the period.Kobi Thornton led Clemson with nine points, none in the second half.Dana Evans had 15 points for Louisville while Kylee Shook had a career-high 15 rebounds.BIG PICTURELouisville: The Cardinals have a chance to reach No. 1 in the next ranking, given their UConn victory. They certainly showed a steadiness and ability to move on from success that should serve them well in the postseason.Clemson: The Tigers had been one of the ACC’s top surprises, winning five of their first six league games before losses in the past week to No. 7 North Carolina State, No. 5 Notre Dame and third-ranked Louisville.UP NEXTLouisville plays host to Syracuse on Thursday night.Clemson heads to Wake Forest on Thursday night.Print Friendly Version
A new gameplay video has appeared for Deus Ex: Human Revolution (DEHR), and with it we get to see just how varied the gameplay is in this third title in the series.Gamers who’ve had previous experience in the Deus Ex universe will know the game is all about choice. That’s also the case with DEHR, and here we get to see the same scenario played out in three different ways. You can take the lethal approach where everyone dies, the stealthy approach where you just have to be careful not to get spotted, or the alternative approach that may take a little longer and requires exploration, but guarantees you stay away from the enemy.If nothing else it makes the game good value for money as you can play through 3 times and have a different experience each time. Add to that the extensive augmentations that have yet to be shown off in detail, and we are seeing a game developed here that’s more like the first than the second title in the series. I for one am very happy about that as I much preferred the approach of the first game.There’s still a few months to wait before we can actually play the game as it had an August release date confirmed earlier this month. I am hoping we get to see a few more of these walkthroughs, though, that give us a heads-up on more of the gameplay scenarios available to us.We also have to say that the game looks fantastic. The engine being used isn’t Unreal Engine or id Tech 4, this is the Crystal Engine originally from Crystal Dynamics and used to develop the Tomb Raider games, but heavily modified of course. That modification has certainly worked and so far this looks like a next-gen game.If you want to learn more about the game then visit the official website and check out Sal’s preview.via GameSpot
Stay on target Taika Waititi’s ‘Thor 4’ Pushes Back ‘Akira’2019 in Sci-Fi: What Movies, Games, and TV Told Us Will Happen This Year Does 2019 mark any sort of significant anniversary for Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga/anime magnum opus Akira? Nope. Last year marked the film’s 30th and the manga’s 40th won’t come until 2022. Does the lack of a significant anniversary mean there shouldn’t be any dope Akira-inspired merchandise drops this year? Absolutely not.Casio G-SHOCK seems to recognize this just as well as the rest of us do, hence their announcing the G-SHOCK “Neo Tokyo” series this week. While not an explicit tie-in to the film, the “Neo Tokyo” line draws inspiration from the neon-drenched setting in which it takes place. The drop, which consists of four different watches, will be coming your way in September.The G-SHOCK “Neo Tokyo” series aims to mimic the high contrast present in the landscapes of the film in the form of a watch. This starts with rich blacked-out bezels accented by red, yellow, and blue handles and accents. These details aim to recreate the neon glow of Tokyo.Now for the details the watch geeks out there are looking for: the “Neo Tokyo” series is comprised of the G-SHOCK DW6900, GA140, GA700, and GAS100.The DW6900BMC-1A is a mid-sized digital watch with a built-in alarm and flash alert. The GA140BMC-1A is a digital-analog hybrid featuring an analog speed indicator and LCD displays at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock.The GA700BMC-1A is an extra-large digital-analog hybrid, while the GAS100BMC-1A is a part of the Tough Solar collection, meaning it’ll come in stainless steel and therefore be significantly slimmer in comparison to the other watches in the line. It’ll also come with double Super LED display. In addition to these features, all of the watches will be shock-resistant and water resistant up to 200M.The Neo-Tokyo line is coming your way in September. Fans of Akira, anime, and of heavy-duty watches that are utilized by everyone from deep-sea divers to mountain climbers, can keep an eye on the G-SHOCK site for further details as they become available.More on Geek.comNetflix Premieres ‘Enter the Anime’ DocumentaryBest ‘My Hero Academia’ ToysBest New Anime to Stream on Netflix in 2019
Related posts:Costa Rican prosecutors, judicial police under investigation for alleged use of police database to probe personal information of superstar goalie Keylor Navas Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas named CONCACAF’s Player of the Year Revenge eludes Uruguay as Costa Rica’s ‘Sele’ wins again WATCH: Keylor Navas makes two incredible saves, extends historic shutout streak Tico goalie Keylor Navas on Monday evening won Spain’s Best Goalkeeper award at the Professional Football League Awards ceremony for the 2013-2014 season.Navas beat out Málaga’s Willy Caballero and Atlético de Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois.The 27-year-old keeper for Real Madrid won the award for his brilliant saves and consistent performances with his previous team Levante UD, where he had 37 appearances and held 16 non-goal matches throughout the tournament. He also recorded the tournament’s best statistics: 160 saves in 38 matches and only 39 goals allowed, which earned him an effectiveness rate of 80.1 percent.Navas’ brilliant season with Levante and his outstanding performance with Costa Rica’s national team at the Brazil World Cup this year earned the Tico star his dream move to Real Madrid this season.“I want to thank God. It is a privilege to be here. I want to thank my former teammates from Levante for this award. I thank them for being there for me in difficult times and for joining me in celebration of the good times. I also want to thank my family, the ones who are there by me every day. I hope I can be here again next year,” an emotional Navas said upon accepting the award.His arrival to Real Madrid, however, has been anything but easy. Navas has played in only one official game, in which Real beat Elche 5-1 last September.“No player likes to be on the bench. I practice hard every day and try to be prepared for the moment I get the chance to play,” he recently told members of the news media who interviewed him following a disastrous game by Real Madrid and Spanish national squad keeper Iker Casillas, who has been booed by his own fans at several games, including some in Brazil.Navas’ next chance for action could happen as early as this week, as coach Carlo Ancelotti said last week that the Tico keeper likely would make the starting lineup for Real Madrid on Wednesday in a match for the Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) against Cornellá. The tournament is one of four for Real Madrid this year.Navas teammate Sergio Ramos took the award for Best Defender, teammate Luka Modric won Best Defensive Midfielder, and superstar Cristiano Ronaldo took home three awards for Best Forward, Best Goal and Best Player.Watch Keylor Navas win the award and deliver his acceptance speech (in Spanish) here: Facebook Comments
Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – The Kenya Red Cross says at least 200 people have been killed in violence in Kenya’s southeast since August in fighting that could be related to political tensions ahead of March elections.Red Cross Secretary General Abbas Gullet said Saturday that in the past there had been skirmishes between the semi-nomadic Orma and the farming Pokomo communities in the Tana Delta over resources, but the current violence was unprecedented. Gullet said 36,000 people have been displaced from their homes and schools have been closed Comments Share Kenya police say the motive behind the violence could be to displace a certain tribe ahead of the elections. At least 18 people died this week in tit for tat attacks between the two groups. Leaders from the region on Saturday said they had united to preach peace.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Check your body, save your life Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of The vital role family plays in society
Carnival Corporation’s newly developed cruise port, Amber Cove, located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, has welcomed its first ship.Carnival Victory, from the company’s Carnival Cruise Line brand, pulled into Amber Cove with nearly 3,000 guests.The Amber Cove port on the northern coast of the Dominican, serves as a gateway to the Puerto Plata region, known for its history, diverse beauty and beaches.The port’s opening marks the return of regular cruise ship visits to Puerto Plata for the first time in nearly 30 years.Overall, eight of Carnival Corporation’s 10 global brands will make calls to Amber Cove in the coming months. The official opening of the Amber Cove port will be held on November 2 with a ribbon-cutting.“While the Dominican is a beautiful island, it is also in great need, with 40% of the population living below the poverty line. We are looking forward to bringing hundreds of Fathom travellers … to work alongside people in the Dominican communities to make a significant impact in terms of education, environment and economic development,” said Carnival CEO Arnold Donald.
Debt crises in Europe once more left interest rates for mortgage loans near record lows.[IMAGE]Finance Web site “”Bankrate.com””:http://www.bankrate.com/ found 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaging 4.09 percent, down from 4.10 percent last week, alongside a 15-year loan that hit 3.28 percent this week, down from 3.32 percent.Bankrate.com said that 5-year and 1-year adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) meanwhile fell from 3.05 percent last week to 3.03 percent this week.A statement from the Web site cited “”suspect”” recent economic data and ongoing problems across the Atlantic, where European Union member states face low growth prospects and still-high [COLUMN_BREAK]sovereign debt.News out of Britain this week found that the bulwark economy slipped into a double-dip recession during the first quarter, a move that analysts attributed to steep austerity policies, as the country grapples with public debt.””Together, these are keeping both bond yields and mortgage rates at historic lows,”” Bankrate.com added, referencing how investor interest in Treasury debt often leads interest rates to wax or wane.””Frank Nothaft””:http://www.freddiemac.com/bios/exec/nothaft.html, VP and chief economist with “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/, differed by tying still-low mortgage rates this week to anticipation of monetary policy changes from the Federal Open Market Committee.””The Fed stated that it expects economic growth to remain moderate and then pick up gradually,”” he said in a statement. “”In addition, it noted that labor market conditions have improved in recent months and it anticipates the unemployment rate will decline gradually.””The GSE uncovered 3.88 percent in interest rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, which fell from 3.90 percent last week, while the 15-year loan dipped by a few basis points to 3.12 percent, down from 3.13 percent.Freddie said that 5-year and 1-year ARMs fell to 2.85 percent and 2.74 percent, down from 2.78 percent and 2.81 percent, respectively. Mortgage Rates Hover Near Record Lows . . . Still Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Bankrate Debt Crisis European Union Federal Reserve Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Housing Affordability Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Service Providers 2012-04-26 Ryan Schuette Share April 26, 2012 410 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing
August 30, 2000Flittering throughout the Vaults, a swallowtail butterfly lands on a flower. Butterfliesand arcologies, a visionof nature and architecture in harmony! Photo by: DoctressNeutopia