ICC World Twenty20: Took the bullet for my Indian colleagues by asking Dhoni about retirement, says Aussie journalist

first_imgAn Australian journalist was mobbed by his Indian colleagues at the end of India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s press conference following India’s ICC World Twenty20 semi-final loss to the West Indies yesterday.  He started trending on social media minutes after the presser.The Australian journalist, Sam Ferris, had asked Dhoni about his retirement plans after which the Indian skipper invited him to the dias and took a sarcasm-laden jibe at him.Ferris later on penned down his experience of becoming the interviewee and sharing the dias with Dhoni.  “If you had told me that by the end of the night, after watching a stunning West Indies run chase in the World T20 semi-final, that I would share the press conference table with India captain MS Dhoni and end up on every TV news bulletin in the country, I would have flat out called you a lunatic,” Ferris wrote on ‘cricket.com.au’ website. (Also read: Ajinkya Rahane, bowlers attract criticism after India lose in semi-final)”I thought it was a pretty standard question to be fair,” he said.When Dhoni shocked the world with his Test retirement out of nowhere after the 2014 Boxing Day Test at the MCG, it caught everybody off-guard,” Ferris said. (Also read: Virat Kohli heroics in vain as West Indies crush India to enter final)The scribe added, “With that in mind, I was sure he would get asked again if he was going to retire from limited-overs cricket. And it’s not like at 34 years old hasn’t achieved anything in white-ball cricket; he won the inaugural World T20 in 2007 in South Africa, hit the winning runs, a six no less, to win the 2011 50-over World Cup on home soil, and to complete the trifecta, took out the 2013 Champions Trophy in England.”advertisementNarrating the sequence of events, Ferris said, “An invitation to come join him (Dhoni) on stage. At first I politely decline, but he insists. Who am I to turn down India’s greatest-ever captain?”I’m welcomed with a warm embrace, a sympathetic arm around my shoulder and a crisp white smile, the same smile I’ve seen on a dozen commercials featuring Dhoni on Indian television selling a vast range of products,” he added.”Word has it Dhoni hates that question and was ready to pounce on an Indian journalist who was going to ask it. Even though I fired the wrong ammunition, it seems I took a bullet for my Indian colleagues,” he said.WATCH: MS Dhoni’s reply to a journalist who asked him about his retirement plans #WT20 #IndvsWIhttps://t.co/STYW5Hh4xn ANI (@ANI_news) March 31, 2016last_img read more

Villarreal 4-4 Barcelona: Messi and Suarez late comeback rescues Barca

first_imgVillarreal 4-4 Barcelona: Messi and Suarez late comeback rescues BarcaLate goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez earned Barcelona a 4-4 draw at Villarreal on Tuesday. The draw means they drop two points in the title race, allowing Atlético Madrid to close the gap to 8 points.advertisement Reuters SpainApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 14:12 IST Late goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez earned Barcelona a 4-4 draw at Villarreal. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLate goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez earned Barcelona a 4-4 draw at VillarrealBarca coach Ernesto Valverde said that it was a crazy game, one which either side could have won comfortablyThe draw means they drop two points in the title race, allowing Atlético Madrid to close the gap to 8 pointsBarcelona’s Lionel Messi came off the bench in his side’s hour of need to inspire the Liga leaders to battle back from 4-2 down in stoppage time to snatch a remarkable 4-4 draw at struggling Villarreal on Tuesday.The Catalans avoided a first league loss since November with a thumping left-foot strike from Luis Suarez deep into added time after captain and top scorer Messi gave them hope with a deadly free kick in the 90th minute.The draw saw Barca’s lead over Atletico Madrid, who earlier won 2-0 at home to Girona, trimmed to eight points ahead of Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash at the Nou Camp. Barcelona have 70 points to Atletico’s 62 with eight games left.Even without Messi, Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic in their starting lineup, the visitors still strolled into the lead through a Philippe Coutinho goal in the 12th minute, which Brazilian forward Malcom soon doubled with a header.But Villarreal, who began the game one point above the relegation zone, hauled themselves into contention with a strike from 19-year-old Samuel Chukwueze midway through the first half.Cameroon striker Karl Toko Ekambi took advantage of slack positioning from Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to equalise soon after the interval and Vicente Iborra completed the home side’s remarkable revival just after the hour mark.Barca’s Argentine talisman Messi was called from the bench to rescue the champions but instead Villarreal increased their lead with a strike from their substitute Carlos Bacca.Villarreal’s Alvaro Gonzalez was then dismissed for a second booking with four minutes remaining, paving the way for South Americans Messi and Suarez to strike for Barcelona and produce a remarkable finish to an enthralling contest.advertisement”It was a crazy game, one which it seemed either side could have won comfortably, and it speaks volumes about the strength of this league, where you can never assume you’re going to win a game easily,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde.”It was very important not to lose, even though we wanted the three points. The sensation we felt with the late comeback makes us feel very good, it shows we are never ready to give in. If we’d lost we’d be feeling different about the Atletico game.”Early advantageBarca seized an early advantage when Brazilian Malcom tore down the right wing and rolled the ball across the goal for Coutinho to tap into an empty net.Malcom then scored his first goal in La Liga by heading home a cross from Arturo Vidal, while Coutinho should have made it 3-0 but his attempted chip bounced off the far post.Villarreal got back into the game with the help of veteran midfielder Santi Cazorla, who picked out Chukwueze with an incisive pass, and although the Nigerian shot against the post, he calmly tucked the rebound into the net.The hosts were galvanised and produced a bold and exciting display of counter-attacking football that made it easy to forget they have been struggling at the foot of the table for most of the season.But, spurred on by Messi, Barca roared back to life, showing why they enjoy such a generous lead at the top of the league.Despite the euphoria of the game’s finale, Valverde urged his players to improve for the rest of the season as they look to win a treble of La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey.”This game should help us a lot with the games we have left and make us realise that there’s still a lot left to do,” he said with Atletico up next and Manchester United waiting in next week’s Champions league quarter-final, first leg.”We can’t allow our opponents to outnumber us in attack like they did today, if we are to attack well we need to defend well.”Also Read | Zinedine Zidane wants Rafael Varane to stay but is ambiguous about Gareth Bale futureAlso Read | Lionel Messi great to watch, but he’s not God: Pope FrancisFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow LA LigaFollow Barcelona vs VillarrealFollow Lionel MessiFollow Luis Suarez Nextlast_img read more

UN aid wing cites deep concern at surge in attacks on relief

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the African country, there were 336 attacks against humanitarian workers in 2016, 56.8 per cent of them robberies and burglaries. Five humanitarian workers were killed in 2016 in the line of duty, and according to OCHA Bureau Chief Joseph Inganji, a total of 24 have been killed since 2013. These attacks occur as humanitarian crises multiply in several prefectures with an alarming increase in the number of displaced. “Humanitarian action has no other purpose than to save lives […] tackling the humanitarian community is tantamount to attacking the most vulnerable populations, those who need often vital assistance,” he said. During the last quarter, the outbreaks of violence displaced more than 70,000 people. In some areas humanitarian workers cannot reach the displaced who are hidden in the bush due to insecurity. The most negative impact of the reduction of humanitarian space is thus felt by the most deprived. Mr. Inganji, however, said that the humanitarian appeal of $532 million has been “poorly” funded, with only 34 per cent of the target met.Concern over resurgence in aid worker attacks in CAR. Credit: UN News In 2017, about 2.2 million, or nearly half of the 4.6 million people in the country will be in need of humanitarian aid. Mr. Inganji hopes that OCHA will be able to reach all of them, but the situation for security and financing must improve. read more

Memorial award meaningful personally and professionally

A Brock University professor is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to educational psychology with an award in memory of his friend and mentor.Zopito Marini, professor in the Department of Child and Youth, recently received the 2017 Canadian Association for Educational Psychology (CAEP) Robbie Case Memorial Award for his research related to bullying and victimization.“Robbie Case was a brilliant builder of psychological theories designed to help children. He was also a very dedicated teacher,” says Marini. “Receiving this award is rather unique in that in addition to having great professional significance, it has deeply personal meaning as Robbie was my teacher, supervisor, mentor and valued friend.”Marini, a 3M National Teaching Fellow and founding Chair of the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock, did his graduate work at the University of Toronto with the late Robbie Case, a noted scholar and leading researcher in the field of child and adolescent cognitive development.For the last 30 years, Marini has been doing research related to social cognition, peer relationships, bullying and civility, which were results of working in Case’s lab on the development of co-operation.“Curiously, we found that while many children adopted co-operative strategies, there were a substantial number who adopted exploitative strategies, which eventually we came to recognize and define as bullying.”Along with presenting at two conferences for receiving this award, Marini will be delivering the keynote address at the CAEP annual meeting in Regina in 2018.Zopito Marini, left, with Deborah Butler, President, Canadian Association for Educational Psychology and Marion Porath, Professor, University of British Columbia at the Robbie Case Memorial Award ceremony in Calgary. read more

Baseball Ohio State hopes to rebound against Purdue after 03 Big Ten

The OSU baseball team celebrates during a game against Northwestern on March 27 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won 5-4. Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State baseball team was struggling near the midseason mark last year to find consistent success in Big Ten conference play. Before playing Purdue from April 29 to May 1, the team was sitting at 5-7 against conference opponents and seemed to be treading water.A three-game sweep on the road against the Boilermakers helped turn the tide for the Buckeyes’ season, as they finished 15-9 in Big Ten games and wound up winning the tournament.With the team winless in conference play after getting swept by Minnesota, coach Greg Beals and the Buckeyes (10-14, 0-3) are hoping to get back on track this season by again finding success against Purdue to get back on track.“Looking forward to Purdue this week. Yeah, that was absolutely a turning point in our season last year,” Beals said. “We went there and we swept the series, and we’d certainly love to do that again this weekend. But I think it’s critical that we go one game at a time and attack it one game at a time and take care of the things that are in the moment.”Redshirt senior starting pitcher Jake Post watched last year’s team struggle early before finding success against Purdue and believes that all it takes is one strong weekend to help propel the team.“Last year at this time, we kind of had it tough. We were kind of battling out, seeing what pieces fit where,” Post said. “In reality, that was the first Big Ten weekend of the year. We got time to adjust, and I think this weekend against an opponent like Purdue would be a good spark for us.”Scouting PurdueSitting at 13-10 on the season and 1-2 in the Big Ten, the Boilermakers have not been able to find consistency to this point in their season. They dropped their last two games against Iowa in their conference opener, coming right on the heels of a six-game winning streak.The struggles against Iowa can be summed up in offensive inefficiency over their three games, combining for just five runs and 22 hits. However, despite the anemic offense this past weekend, the Purdue bats have been able to reach base with relative frequency in 2017. Four hitters in their everyday lineup are batting over .300 and five of them have slugging percentages over .500. One such batter who has been a force in the team’s lineup is sophomore catcher Nick Dalesandro. The second-year backstop is tied for second on his team in home runs with two, and with the second-highest batting average at .360. He also leads the team in slugging average at .506, and is a perfect eight-for-eight in stolen bases. The team’s ability to make consistent contact even in two-strike counts stands out to Beals, but he has a strategy for helping his team succeed against the Boilermakers’ hitters.“We’ve got to make sure that we are ahead in the count; that we’re throwing a bunch of strikes, we’re pitching at the bottom of the strike zone and go ahead and pitch to that contact,” Beals said. “They make contact, let’s go ahead and make quality pitches to the contact, and I think we can get some early outs and pitch very efficiently if we’re able to do that.”Post hoping to continue building off early season workIn his first season back from Tommy John surgery, Post has been counted on heavily by the Buckeyes. He has been serving as the team’s Friday night starter and recently turned in a steady outing in the team’s Big Ten opener against Minnesota last weekend.Post lasted six innings and allowed just two runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out five.But Post was not satisfied with his outing and was quick to point out flaws in his performance.“I wouldn’t grade myself very high last weekend,” Post said. “A bunch of hits scattered, two runs, that’s fine, that’s great, all that stuff, but my first-pitch strike percentage was pretty low. Offspeed, I need to get that offspeed strike percentage up. So there’s definitely a lot of room for me to improve.”He believes that the key to success will be to start commanding the strike zone against both left and right-handed hitters and will need to be able to effectively mix in his offspeed pitches.“From a pitching point of view, it’s just executing fastballs for me,” Post said. “Commanding the ball outside, commanding the ball inside to both lefties and righties. If you can manipulate the zone a little bit, work in, work out, then you can mix in an offspeed, it’s fine.”Key pitchers remain out for Purdue seriesFor the second straight weekend, the Buckeye pitching staff will be without redshirt junior pitchers Adam Niemeyer and Kyle Michalik. Beals confirmed on Wednesday that both pitchers are still rehabbing through their respective injuries and will not be available to pitch for his team.“They are both out. They will not be available for the weekend series,” Beals said. “They’re both progressing. They’re slow progressions. (Michalik’s) an ankle, so he’s got to post on that ankle and plant and push off. It’s getting better, but it’s not ready to go full speed. Niemeyer has a little tendonitis in the elbow. Tendonitis is a nagging thing. Again, getting better, but not ready to go full blast.”Last weekend, the team had a rotation set that consisted of Post starting on Friday and sophomore pitchers Connor Curlis and Ryan Feltner starting Games 2 and 3 on Saturday’s doubleheader, respectively.The series against Purdue gets started on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium. Saturday’s game will start at 6 p.m. and Sunday’s will begin at 1 p.m. read more

Heap leach studies to improve recovery

first_imgAlthough heap leaching has been widely used for low grade copper and gold ores for several decades – and more recently for nickel laterite ores – the understanding of some elements of the process is far from complete.While it is well recognised that agglomeration of fines improves recovery, data on optimal agglomeration processes is lacking. This is surprising, because the high tonnages commonly treated by leaching mean that even a small increase in recovery rates can mean a significant financial gain. To address this opportunity, the University of Utah has proposed a three year research program to: Develop a quality control tool set for the agglomeration processDevelop an empirical agglomeration model to assist operators in adjusting agglomeration variables to improve recoveryImprove understanding of the chemistry of bonding during the agglomeration processDevelop acid resistant binders for agglomeration, of copper oresImprove understanding of fluid flow and porosity of stacked agglomeratesProvide guidelines for appropriate moisture content.The research will be conducted over three years and have a total estimated cost of $953,563. An optional sub-project on the agglomeration of a nickel laterite ore is also offered at an additional cost of $300,000 over three years. Because of the widespread use of heap leaching and the financial benefits of improved recovery, this research may have appeal to a range of companiesInquiries: Terry.Braden@amiranorthamerica.comlast_img read more

SEHA Round 5 Tatran Presov trash Borac

handballRadnicki KragujevacrukometSEHA leagueseha ligaTatran Presov A huge victory for Tatran Presov at home over Borac Banja Luka. The Slovakian side were overwhelmingly the better team, and in the end celebrated a +22 goals win, 42:20, climbing to the third place on the SEHA league table. Radoslav Antl was the leading scorer and had 8 goals from as many attempts. Kristopans and Hrstka each contributed 5 goals. Best in Borac’s team was Davorin Vujovic with 5 goals.In the other match played on Saturday, Nexe won for the first time this season, beating 29:23 Radnicki from Kragujevac. ← Previous Story ASOBAL (Round 4): Ademar beats Guadalajara, goes second on table Next Story → “Black day” for EHF CL finalists! read more

Breaking point

first_imgOver half a million migrants have arrived in Greece over the past 10 months according to the figures released this week by the United Nations, and with tens of thousands more on their way, Greek authorities are facing a near impossible task in coping with the influx,“It is of utmost importance here that reception conditions be established and be adequate to this enormous task.” UNHCRThe crisis, which has seen the rate of people arriving rise to 8000 a day, is worsening dramatically, with asylum-seekers from the war-torn Middle East desperately trying to beat the onset of winter.The latest figures from data collected by the International Office of Migration (IOM) shows that 507,825 arrivals were recorded by the Greek authorities between January 1 and October 19.With a total of 650,000 people recorded to have entered Europe in 2015 so far (compared to 280,000 in 2014) Greece continues to face the brunt of the humanitarian crisis which has seen over 3000 of the refugees die as they attempt to make a new life in the European Union.One of the centres of the storm has been the island of Lesvos, and this week its capacity for processing refugees and migrants were stretched to breaking point with numbers of new arrivals spiraling.Over 27,000 migrants entered Greece last weekend, 16,448 of who arrived on Lesvos, with Chios, witnessing the arrival of over 4,300.Deteriorating weather resulted in at least 25 deaths in the Aegean last week, many of them children. Two incidents off the coast of Lesvos cost the lives of 10 migrants, including four children and two infants. More migrant deaths occurred near Kalymnos, Farmakonisi and Megisti.Australian nurse Helen Zahos, who is in Lesvos as a volunteer to assist the migrants, told Neos Kosmos she was seeing “a nightmare situation”.Ms Zahos says the reception centre at Moria where she’s based is desperately overcrowded with a shortage of beds, clothing and food. “The majority of local people assist the migrants as best as they can,” said Ms Zahos, adding that their response had been “overwhelming”.With the weather on the island getting worse refugees are waiting days to be registered before they are able take a ferry to the mainland.Meanwhile UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said EU countries – who last month agreed to relocate 66,000 migrants from Italy and Greece – urgently needed to establish welcome centres as part of the deal.“Obviously Greece is doing what it can, it’s pulling in additional police,” she said.“But we need to repeat over and over again that it is of utmost importance here that reception conditions be established and be adequate to this enormous task.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

12yearold girl found safe after going missing in Miami Gardens

first_img#cancel #MissingPerson alert. Sterline has been located and reunited with her family. https://t.co/gYXe8mjQTU— MGPD (@MGPDFL) July 12, 2017Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A 12-year-old girl who went missing in Miami Gardens has been reunited with her family.According to Miami Gardens Police, 12-year-old Sterline Delisca had been missing since Tuesday and was last seen at around 5:30 p.m.However, just after noon, Wednesday, Miami Gardens police tweeted out that Sterline had been located.last_img read more

Foxconn to Produce Xiaomi Smartphones in India

first_imgFollowing Foxconn Technology Group’s recent announcement to shift some of its manufacturing operations to India from China, it has been learnt that Taiwan’s tech giant will produce Xiaomi smartphones in Andhra Pradesh.The world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer will make about 10,000 phones per day for Xiaomi at a leased facility in Sri City, located in southern part of Andhra Pradesh, a source told The Economic Times.Foxconn is also planning on making smartphones, tablets, televisions, routers, set-top boxes and printers in India, said a source.Earlier, Apple iPhone assembler Foxconn had said it would set up 10 to 12 manufacturing units in India by 2020. The electronics contract manufacturer seems to be in discussions with its top client Apple on the proposed investments in India.Each facility is expected to employ at least 10,000 people and the company plans to invest about $2 billion (₹12,700 crore) towards setting up these facilities over the next five years.”India is the top priority for the company, which is why Foxconn is already holding talks with various state governments,” said the source.Confirming initial talks with the Indian authorities, a source close to the development said the company is weighing options to start manufacturing units in various states, including Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.Currently, Foxconn manufactures iPhones and iPads for Apple and Kindle e-book readers for Amazon Inc, besides making electronics equipment for top global tech firms such as Cisco, Dell, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.Foxconn wants to shift its operations to India due to rising wages in China.In April, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi had also announced to set up manufacturing units in India as it saw robust demand for its phones in the world’s third largest smartphone market.”Our manufacturing plans are still a work-in-progress. Until we finalise on them, we won’t be able to comment on speculation,” said Xiaomi India spokesperson.Founded in 2010, Xiaomi witnessed rapid growth to emerge as the top smartphone vendor in China, the world’s second largest smartphone market. The company’s smartphone shipments more than tripled to 61.1 million units last year, with revenues seeing a two-fold increase.last_img read more

UN Myanmar expert wants genocide probe

first_imgYanghee LeeThe UN independent investigator on human rights in Myanmar sees growing evidence to suspect genocide has been committed and wants prosecutions for crimes committed against entire ethnic and religious groups, she said in a report published on Friday.Yanghee Lee, in a report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council, said she was “increasingly of the opinion that the events bear the hallmarks of genocide and therefore calls in the strongest terms for accountability.””The government leadership who did nothing to intervene, stop, or condemn these acts must also be held accountable.”last_img read more

Woman killed as two cars collide in Dhaka

first_imgTwo cars collide in Dhaka killing a woman and wounding five. A collected illustrationA woman was killed and five of her family members were injured as an Uber car carrying them collided with a private car at Bata Signal intersection in the capital on Saturday morning, reports UNB.The deceased was Fulbibi, 55, wife of Abul Kalam, from Barishal.Kazi Shakil, sub-inspector of New Market police station, said the Uber car carrying six people overturned on the road around 7:30 am following a collision with the private car, leaving all six passengers injured.The injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where the physicians declared her dead.The family of Abul Kalam came to Dhaka from Barishal this morning for Abul Kalam’s treatment. The accident occurred when they were going to Dhanmondi from Sadarghat.last_img read more

A Once Upon a Time Villain Gets Redemption but No Happy Ending

first_imgStay on target Once Upon a Time’s Finale Was Everything We Loved About an Imperfect ShowHenry Screws Everything Up Again on Once Upon a Time It’s been a few months since Once Upon a Time turned the tables on everyone before signing off for an unspecified period of time. But what turned out to be the final season continues tonight, and starts us off with a little fun bait and switch. We last left the series with ominous hooded figures, The Coven of Eight, standing in a circle. We begin this episode with a few ominous looking figures… that turn out to be teenagers. It turns out this is Zelena’s daughter Robin in her rebellious teen years. She’s experimenting with magic against her mother’s wishes.  She gets caught, a mother-daughter fight happens, and Robin storms out. There, she finds a mysterious potion in her cloak, drops it, and is whisked away by Gothel. So that’s how they really got separated.Things in modern-day Seattle aren’t going much better. Henry’s depressed because he couldn’t save Lucy, and Gothel is being a special kind of evil. She forces a bound Victoria Belfrey to reveal all the terrible things she’s done to get Anastasia back. After successfully poisoning Anastasia against her mother, she appears at the hospital to mock Zelena over her missing daughter. Just a real class act, this woman. She’s not just there to be the worst, though. She offers to wake Lucy up without it killing Henry. In exchange, she wants the resurrection amulet–a magical item that, according to Regina, can be very dangerous in the wrong hands.Rebecca Mader, Colin O’Donoghue (Photo by Jack Rowand/ABC)And remember how Regina and Zelena were estranged when they first re-met this season? We may be seeing a little bit of where that came from. Zelena blames her sister for Robin’s kidnapping. It was Regina who got her into magic, and so Zelena thinks it’s Regina’s fault she got kidnapped. Fortunately, Hook is here, showing the detective skills and instinct that makes him such a good Seattle cop. He offers to help Zelena get her daughter back. She agrees, however begrudgingly, and the two set about their search. Hook figures out exactly how to get to Gothel, and she’s being led in a seance by a woman named Madame Leota. Hey, it’s the witch from The Haunted Mansion! Yay more Disney properties! And look who else is there. It’s Robin! Except it turns out she wasn’t kidnapped. She’s magicking with Gothel voluntarily, and she tells her mother to blow off. But like, in a much more magical-sounding way.If it wasn’t already obvious, Gothel’s teaching of Robin turns out to be a big ol’ trap. Promising to teach her magic, Gothel asks Robin to step in the middle of a pentagram on the floor AND SHE DOES IT OH MY GOD ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?? Have you ever seen a witch stand in the middle of a pentagram on the floor? Don’t you find it a little odd that you only ever see them standing outside of one in popular fiction/mythology? Whatever, only a select few of the characters on this show have ever been known for their great brains. Gothel produces the resurrection amulet and we finally learn what it does. Like it says on the box, it brings people back to life. At the cost of the life of another. And guess whose life that is. Gothel is going to kill Robin to bring back Madame Leota.Emma Booth, Tiera Skovbye (Photo by Jack Rowand/ABC)She almost does too, but thanks to a pep talk from Hook, Zelena runs in to save her daughter. Demonstrating how much love she has for Robin, Zelena takes her place in the pentagram, ready to sacrifice herself for her daughter. But in an awesome moment, Robin remembers the other part of her heritage. She may have inherited some magic from her mom, but thanks to her dad, she’s a fine archer. A well placed arrow later, Gothel is freed and they have the resurrection amulet. Robin even decides to use it to give Zelena her magic back.This final season may not have the freshness and wonder of season one, nor does it have all the familiar characters we’d fallen in love with, like seasons two through six did. When it’s at its best though, it’s still the same show we’ve been obsessed with for since 2011. Its best episodes weave the flashbacks and present day scenes together to create and pay off small, satisfying mysteries, and deliver shocking surprises at just the right moment. Last night’s midseason premiere took a while to get there, but it delivered in the end. It still hits me right in the heart when the show nails its parallels between past and present this well.In the present day, Zelena and Regina locate the amulet, but before they can figure out what to do with it, Belfrey shows up. She pulled some Indiana-Jones-in-heels maneuvers to escape Gothel, only to realize how much Drizella used to love her, and how little she thinks of her now. If she can get the resurrection amulet to Gothel, Belfrey thinks, Lucy will be revived and she’ll be redeemed in the eyes of her daughters. She robs the witches at gunpoint and takes the amulet to Gothel. Wouldn’t you know it? It’s another trap. Who could have foreseen this turn of events? This time, once Gothel gets her hands on the amulet, she summons Drizella into the pentagram. She’s going to force Belfrey to sacrifice her daughter for Lucy.Gabrielle Anwar (Photo by Jack Rowand/ABC)This whole season did a real good job of making you hate Victoria Belfrey. She was driving up rents to force people out of Hyperion Heights. She was intentionally keeping Lucy from her mother. She broke Lucy’s heart. Her flashback episode made us empathize, and this one completely redeems her. That’s not an easy task for a character who spent so much of the season as a cartoonish villain. But hey, they made us love Regina. It shouldn’t be a surprise they did it again for Belfrey. All it took was a whole episode of careful set-up, and an impactful payoff. Mimicking Zelena’s actions from the flashback, Belfrey dives into the pentagram, pushing Drizella to safety. In doing so, she sacrifices herself to save her daughter, her step-granddaughter and stepson-in-law. She doesn’t get her happy ending, but she does get to die a hero. It’s a bittersweet ending for a few reasons. At the hospital, everyone’s overjoyed that Lucy’s awake. But Regina and Zelena know what that means. Gothel has the Resurrection amulet. That can’t be good for Hyperion Heights.Henry really didn’t have much to do in this episode. In its first hour back, Once Upon a Time gave us a handful of check-in scenes before diving into what really mattered. That didn’t include Henry. His scenes were all build-up to a twist we already knew. The hospital doesn’t know what’s wrong with Lucy, so they test her parents’ blood just in case a transplant is needed. Henry sees his book on her hospital bed and asks that he be tested too. And you know where this is going. The thing I don’t understand is why they treated the “Confirmed Parent” label on Henry’s blood test as some kind of big reveal. We knew this. We’ve been watching the show, we saw the flashbacks. The presentation does make it a little more exciting to watch somebody else find out. As Weaver warns Officer Rogers of darkness and cults coming to Hyperion Heights, a mysterious assailant murders the doctor and makes off with the results. We don’t know who, but it has to be someone connected to Gothel. Who else wouldn’t want the curse to end?Rebecca Mader (Photo by Jack Rowand/ABC)Coming back to an episode like this makes me a little sad that this season of Once Upon a Time will be its last. Sure, we hadn’t built up the familiarity with the residents of Hyperion Heights that we did with those of Storybrooke, but that would come. This episode may have taken a while to get going, but once it did, it proved that this show is capable of being just as good as it always was. It’s been showing us the same trick for nearly seven years, but it’s a very good trick. Well, we’ll just have to enjoy what’s left of Once Upon a Time while we have it. And with an evil coven and witchy murder mystery to look forward to, as well as a possible new big bad in Madame Leota, we should be in for a fun ride.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Revisiting Childhood

first_imgChief Guest NK Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India inaugurated the theatre festival in presence of eminent theatre and film actors Manoj Joshi and Mukesh Tiwari, Prof Waman Kendre, Director of NSD, Arjun Deo Charan, Vice Chairman, NSD Society and Prof Abdul Latif Khatana, Chief, Theatre-in-Education, NSD.Five professional groups from Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Delhi and schools from Delhi-NCR, came together to present ‘Bal-Vrind’ – a musical dance performance, under the direction of Dr Laique Hussain to kick-start the gala event. The festival is a reputed theatre experience focusing the children, representing various regions and languages from across the country and beyond.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNK Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India said, “I wish Jashne Bachpan keeps growing every year so that more kids can be a part of it. I would like to thank all the children for making this festival more joyous and successful.”This year’s Jashne Bachpan theatre festival will showcase work of some of most eminent as well as emerging theatre directors and established theatre groups enacting plays (with and for children) with full-fledged productions and will be on till November 25, 2016. Rechristened as Jashne Bachpan-International Children Theatre Festival, for the first time the festival will have international participation and will feature 27 productions, including seven productions from foreign countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Turkey, Israel, France and Switzerland. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveManoj Joshi, eminent film & theatre personality said, “In every school theatre should be taught because kids who are into theatre are confident enough to get into anything and not just only theatre. Through Jashne Bachpan all the theatre experts of the country should be connected and theatre should be made compulsory in education.”As with the previous editions, the National School of Drama campus will be converted into a veritable kids mela for this 12 day theatre carnival, as thousands of kids are expected to be a part of the festival. The festival was started in 1998 by Sanskar Rang Toli (T.I.E Co.), NSD in order to contribute to the growth and development of children’s theatre across the country, and has now come to be regarded as one of the largest and most important theatre festivals in India for Children.last_img read more

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Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac location is one of a handful of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) providers in the state, and it is the only facility in Wisconsin to have installed a robotic 6DOF patient positioning system.The Protura robotic patient positioning system, a product of CIVCO Medical Solutions, is capable of positioning patients in 6DOF with sub-millimeter and sub-degree accuracy. Agnesian HealthCare has used it to facilitate IGRT and to implement SBRT treatments.“SBRT requires highly conformal treatment planning as well as the tools to confidently deliver that treatment,” said Tim Lemond, Agnesian HealthCare chief physicist. “That means sub-millimeter and sub-degree accuracy and a robotic 6DOF table with the ability to correct for translational and rotational errors. The Protura system meets these requirements and enables us to deliver high-quality SBRT treatments.”Agnesian HealthCare’s Cancer Care Services sees patients from a wide area of East Central Wisconsin. The delivery of SBRT at a community center allows these patients to receive highly advanced treatment closer to home.“With the addition of the 6DOF system, we are bringing the highest technology and the best treatment techniques to patients in our area,” said Heather Bowen, MBA, RT (R)(T)(CT), radiation oncology supervisor at Agnesian HealthCare. “These patients get to receive treatment near their families and near their jobs. 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Using the Protura system provides the best results and care for our patients.”Through the addition of a 6DOF robotic patient positioning system, Agnesian HealthCare CWCP has brought cutting-edge radiation treatment technology into a community cancer care setting, providing an example for community cancer centers across the country.Reference:1. http://ncccp.cancer.gov/Media/FactSheet.htmCase study supplied by CIVCO Medical Solutions. 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March in defense of Social Security System arrives in downtown San José

first_img Lindsay Fendt Union members and Caja employees left from El Parque de la Merced. Hundreds of protesters arrived at 11:15 a.m. at the main facilities of the Social Security System, or Caja, in downtown San José.Demonstrators chanted slogans in favor of the Caja and against a controversial “Ley Mordaza” or “gag law” recently approved by lawmakers. Opponents say the law will limit freedom of expression. The march also was organized to protest against alleged police brutality, following a separate march last Thursday that turned violent when police attempted to forcibly remove a group of demonstrators from blocking traffic on Second Avenue.Two groups marched to the Caja today: The first mostly is composed of union members and Caja employees. That group left from El Parque de la Merced. A second group of mostly university students marched from San Pedro, east of San José. The two groups converged in front of the Caja.Another smaller group of protesters, consisting mainly of young masked people, broke away from the planned route and headed to Central Avenue near the Central Bank building.Public Security Minister Mario Zamora – who has been criticized by some protesters since the last violent march – sent 150 women police officers to guard the march, while a group of men officers waits in nearby parks and streets. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

How to rescue a baby elephant Rope Land Rover

first_imgAssociated PressNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – How do you pull a baby elephant out of a deep hole? A rope and a Land Rover. Then the payoff: A frantic baby elephant sprints to mom.A heartwarming video of the rescue in Kenya gained masses of viewers Thursday. It shows a potentially dangerous faceoff with the mother elephant and the struggle to get her 8-month calf out of a 5-foot hole.Vicki Fishlock of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants faced down the mother with her Land Rover. After 30 minutes, her team pulled the baby out, and it then ran toward its mother. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Elephants across Africa are fighting for survival. Expanding human settlements is increasing the human-animal conflicts. Worse, elephants are being slaughtered by the thousands for their ivory tusks.___Elephant rescue video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vJOHw7lX3Gu4 Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Patients with chronic pain give advice (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your homelast_img read more

Michael Fassbender on making Macbeth the Scottish film

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories “Sometimes I say it, sometimes I don’t,” Fassbender said. “It depends on the day.”“Macbeth,” usually referred to by the euphemism “the Scottish play” by actors wary of its legendary spell, will be the final film to screen in competition at Cannes. Directed by Australian director Justin Kurzel and co-starring Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth, it has been eagerly awaited as the blood-soaked finale of the French Riviera festival, which concludes Sunday with the presentation of the Palme d’Or top prize.Although interpreting Shakespeare is a traditional rite of passage for any British Isles actor of ambition, it wasn’t a priority for Fassbender, the Oscar-nominated actor of “12 Years a Slave,” ”Shame” and the “X-Men” films. The film marks the first entry into Shakespeare, on stage or screen, by the German-born, Ireland-raised Fassbender.But the “Othello” villain Iago is his favorite Shakespeare character and “Macbeth” his favorite Shakespeare play.“(‘Macbeth’) wasn’t necessarily on the list, but when the opportunity came up, I felt like I couldn’t turn it down,” said Fassbender. “I guess it wasn’t always something I felt naturally comfortable, but I always thought that I could find something in it that I would have a relationship to it.” 5 ways to recognize low testosterone CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Fassbender doesn’t know if the “Macbeth” curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he’d rather not test it.“The Scottish film” is what Michael Fassbender calls his “Macbeth” adaption, which is set to premiere Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival. He’s maintaining the theatrical superstition of not speaking the name of Shakespeare’s play — at least he wasn’t in an interview ahead of the festival. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories center_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The vital role family plays in society However difficult it was for Fassbender to work up to “Macbeth,” he was more impressed with his French co-star, Cotillard.“For me to take it on, it was, ‘OK, Shakespeare.’ But she’s French-speaking,” said Fassbender. “I just thought it was incredible bravery.”No release date has yet been set for “Macbeth” in the U.S., but the Weinstein Co. will release it sometime this fall.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAPCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   FILE-In this April 30, 2015 file photo, German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender poses for a portrait to promote his film, “Slow West” in New York. Michael Fassbender discusses the making ‘the Scottish Film’ Macbeth at the 68th international Cannes film festival. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP, FILE)last_img read more

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