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2 days agoSNAPPED! Man City boss Guardiola loses rag with Stones

first_imgSNAPPED! Man City boss Guardiola loses rag with Stonesby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola slammed a seat and shouted at John Stones during their Champions League thrashing of Atalanta.BT Sport cameras captured the Citizens boss heading to the substitutes bench in the Etihad dugout after summer signing Rodri went down with an injury on Tuesday.It appears that Guardiola was unhappy that Stones hadn’t read the situation that he made be called upon if Rodri had to make way with an injury.And made his frustration known by slapping a chair in rage while shouting at Stones.Lol Pep really did lose it with Stones taking his time today pic.twitter.com/e0NarbJN5e— Kaila Kika (@KailaKika) October 22, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Ohio State LB Darron Lee Doesn’t Understand Why Michigan Brags About Its Success In The 90s

first_imgDarron Lee tweets message bashing the Michigan 1990's teams.Darron Lee Michigan DissIt’s been a while since Michigan’s football program was truly elite. Since the 1990s, probably. Two decades ago, the Wolverines won a national championship (1997), five Big Ten championships and had a winning record (7-2) against rival Ohio State. Since then, they’ve had a couple really good seasons, but success on a national level (and against the Buckeyes) has been inconsistent at best. Ohio State sophomore linebacker Darron Lee doesn’t understand why the Wolverines think they can brag about what happened 20-something years ago. Never knew why the TTUN always talked about the 90’s like anyone remembers…or cared but hey gotta cling to something right?— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) May 19, 2015Michigan’s game against Ohio State – the first Jim Harbaugh vs. Urban Meyer meeting – is set to occur on Nov. 28. We can’t wait for it.last_img read more

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Indiecan20k Reveals Winners from Northern Southern Ontario and Northwest Territories

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: PRESS RELEASE:Indiecan20k Reveals Winners from Northern & Southern Ontario and Northwest TerritoriesToronto/Canada – December 20, 2016 – Avi Federgreen, founder of the first-time feature filmmaker initiative INDIECAN20K, is pleased to announce the three winning filmmaking teams representing Northern and Southern Ontario, and the Northwest Territories. The winning films selected are: FUGUE (Northern Ontario) by writer-director Tomas Street, with Christine Rochon producing; MY GIRL MOLLY (Southern Ontario) written by Dave Roberts, with director Brandon Ludwig, who is also producing with Sheldon Ludwig; and, DARK SKY (Northwest Territories) by writer-director Jennifer Walden with Jeremy Emerson producing.“With stories about a broken character searching for identity, a young transgendered protagonist, and the adventure of a lost boy and a mythical creature, the winning scripts selected represent a real boldness emerging from the next generation of filmmakers in Canada. I am proud to provide the opportunity to get these films off the page,” commented Federgreen.FUGUE by writer-director Tomas Street (Northern Ontario): Malcolm wakes up in an unfamiliar room, unsure of whom he is. When his friend pays him a visit Malcolm begins to suspect things are not entirely as they seem.Parry Sound-based Tomas Street has nearly two decades of experience as a script supervisor with over 30 credits. He is the creator and writer of the entire first season of the award-winning webseries Kid’s Town.MY GIRL MOLLY directed by Brandon Ludwig, written by Dave Roberts (Southern Ontario): A young transgendered girl starting over in a new school is met with relentless teasing and bullying but when she stumbles across a suitcase of pills she suddenly finds a new popularity. Except the people who lost the suitcase now want it back.Brandon Ludwig is an actor and director. His on-camera credits include Conviction, Lost & Found Music Studios, and Man Seeking Woman. He has co-directed several short films including I’ll Love You Hallways, and The Dictator’s Speech.DARK SKY by writer-director Jennifer Walden (NWT): When separated from his mother on a family camping trip, a young boy meets a mythical Rock Creature that helps him find his way back home.Yellowknife-based writer-director Jennifer Walden is a well-established visual artist who is becoming known as one of the North’s up-and-coming filmmakers. Her short films include, Painted Girl and Preserved.As the winners of Indiecan20K the film teams will receive in-kind production and post-production services, additional funds, and mentorship to get a first feature completed. All combined, each filmmaker will make a film with a budget of up to $250K.In addition to in-kind services, the filmmakers are responsible for raising $20K in cash towards the budget but several organizations have stepped forward to get the filmmakers started towards that goal. For the filmmakers of FUGUE, Music & Film In Motion (MFM) is putting in $5K, and for the filmmakers of MY GIRL MOLLY, the Harold Greenberg Fund (HGF) is contributing $5K towards that budget. For DARK SKY, Northwestel Community Television is providing $3K while the HGF is contributing $2K.The following sponsors are providing in-kind services:Ontario Service Provider and Post Production Facilities Sponsors:Grip and Lighting Equipment –William F. White International Inc.Camera Equipment – Clairmont CameraPost Production Facility –Deluxe TorontoSound Editing and Supervision – ParachuteInsurance – Front Row InsuranceScript Clearance – The Rights CompanyLegal – Brenda Blake LL.B.Music Supervision – Instinct EntertainmentDCP’s – Red Square MotionDVD & Blu ray Replicators – The Media ConciergeClosed Captioning – Caption EasyPublicity – Raw Sugar PRDigital & VOD Aggregation – Juice WorldwidePoster Creation – Small Dog DesignNorthwest Territories Service Provider and Post Production Facilities Sponsors:Grip and Lighting Equipment – Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP)Camera Equipment – WAMPPost Production Facility – Avatar MediaInsurance – Front Row InsuranceScript Clearance – The Rights CompanyLegal – Brenda Blake LL.B.Music Supervision – Instinct EntertainmentDCP’s – Red Square MotionDVD & Blu ray Replicators – The Media ConciergeClosed Captioning – Caption EasyPublicity – Raw Sugar PRDigital & VOD Aggregation – Juice WorldwidePoster Creation – Small Dog DesignMajor Financial Support provided by:Northern Ontario – Music & Film in Motion (MFM)Southern Ontario – Harold Greenberg Fund (HGF)Northwest Territories – Northwestel Community Television and Harold Greenberg Fund (HGF)Major Supporter for the Northwest Territories:The NWT Film CommissionThe film teams for FUGUE and MY GIRL MOLLY will be co-mentored through the filmmaking process by writer-director Warren P. Sonoda (TRAILER PARK BOYS, SWEARNET: THE MOVIE) and Federgreen, while writer-director-producer, Kirsten Carthew (THE SUN AT MIDNIGHT) and Federgreen will mentor DARK SKY’s team.The filmmakers must develop, shoot, and complete their films by April 30, 2018 with the goal to hit the 2018 film festival circuit. Federgreen’s Indiecan Entertainment will release the films in Canada once they have travelled around the festival circuit.AVI FEDERGREEN brings over 20 years of experience in the Canadian film industry to the Indiecan20K project. His experience includes music videos to TV series to feature films. Federgreen’s current releases include KISS AND CRY, PRISONER X, and HOW TO PLAN AN ORGY IN A SMALL TOWN. Some of Federgreen’s other producing credits include STILL MINE, SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL, ONE WEEK, RELATIVE HAPPINESS, RANDOM ACTS OF ROMANCE, THE COCKSURE LADS MOVIE, MOON POINT, I’M YOURS, HUNGRY HILLS, HIGH LIFE, LESLIE MY NAME IS EVIL, and the documentaries MILK and AS SLOW AS POSSIBLE.INDIECAN ENTERTAINMENT focuses on independent, low-budget films. As a distributor, Avi Federgreen follows the same principle that earned him his reputation as a filmmaker; bringing audiences films they want to watch. Indiecan has distributed PRISONER X, END OF DAYS, INC., SEX AFTER KIDS, DOWN RIVER, THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE, MOON POINT, MILK, THAT GUY DICK MILLER, THE SHEEPDOGS HAVE AT IT, and more. Aside from the traditional distribution route, Indiecan leans heavily on digital delivery. Indiecan helps films find more opportunities with audiences through TV, Netflix, iTunes, websites, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Indiecan’s vision is to not only support Indie production but to encourage the viewing of quality independent films by audiences around the world. http://indiecanent.com/HAROLD GREENBERG FUND: The English-Language Program of the Harold Greenberg Fund, with contributions from The Movie Network and Viewers Choice Canada, provides reimbursable financial assistance for the development and production of feature films, as well as sponsoring industry workshops, training programs, festivals, special events, and awards. Since its inception in 1986, the Fund has supported nearly 4,000 projects and initiatives, for an investment of over $85 million to date in the Canadian film and television industry. It is proud to support the vision and works of Canadian storytellers. http://www.bellmedia.ca/harold-greenberg-fund/MUSIC AND FILM IN MOTION (MFM), a division of the not-for-profit organization Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION), is dedicated to fostering and promoting the music and film industries in Northern Ontario, as well as providing educational programming to cultivate the advancement of Northern Ontario’s emerging talent. MFM works within the boundaries of Northern Ontario, which includes a population of approximately 760,000 people. MFM strives to connect music and film artists and practitioners with opportunities and resources to advance their projects and their careers. MFM’s ongoing advocacy for Northern Ontario music and film production output is carried out with the primary objective of contributing to the further development of Northern Ontario’s thriving cultural industries. http://www.cionorth.ca/en/NORTHWESTEL COMMUNITY TELEVISION tells northern stories, helps develop northern screen media talent and fosters northern audiences through public-access non-commercial programming on its community television channels in Yellowknife, NT and Whitehorse, YT. www.nwtelcommunitytv.caTHE NWT FILM COMMISSION is a division of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment providing funding, support, and production assistance to local and guest productions in the NWT to build a more vibrant film community. www.nwtfilm.com Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Congratulations to Jen Walden and Jeremy Emerson – Winners of Indiecan20k Northwest Territories with their project DARK SKY; to Tomas Street and Christine Rochon – Winners of Indiecan20k Northern Ontario with their project FUGUE and to Brandon Ludwig, Sheldon Ludwig and Dave Roberts – Winners of Indiecan20k Southern Ontario with their project MY GIRL MOLLY. Looking forward to helping you make your FIRST FEATURE FILMS!!! We’re going to kick ass and take names!Many thanks to The Harold Greenberg Fund, Music and Film in Motion, Northwestel Community TV and NWT Film Commission for all of their support and also to all of the Amazing Sponsors for the kindness and belief in this initiative. I also need to give a HUGE thanks to Warren P. Sonoda and Kirsten Carthew for all of their help, support, knowledge, passion and talent! I am truly forever grateful!” ~ Avi Federgreen. Twitterlast_img read more

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White House gets pressure from within US to spare Canada from steel

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Trump administration is coming under political pressure at home to exclude Canada from global tariffs on steel and aluminum, and while stating its preference for holding firm it’s leaving the door open just the tiniest crack to the possibility of adjustments.Lawmakers, businesses, and hosts on the Sunday political talk-shows all challenged the logic of slapping a national-security tariff on a peaceful next-door neighbour, pushing the administration to justify its move.The administration says a final announcement is coming next week. On Sunday, it signalled that President Donald Trump is leaning toward a no-exceptions-for-anyone attitude — but then added some potential asterisks.In the midst of an internal tug-of-war within the White House the administration was represented on the talk shows by two of its most prominent trade hawks, Trump advisor Peter Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.Both appeared to suggest the decision is close to final.While no countries will be excluded, Navarro said some industries could get exemptions. This is of keen interest to Canada’s auto sector, which is a leading supplier of steel and aluminum to the U.S.: “There’ll be an exemption procedure for particular cases where we need to have exemptions so business can move forward,” Navarro said on CNN.Ross held out the slim prospect of some changes: “We shall see,” he told NBC’s “Meet The Press.”“(Trump) has made a decision at this point,” he said of the 25 per cent tariff for steel and 10 per cent tariff for aluminum. “If he for some reason should change his mind, then it’ll change. I have no reason to believe he’s going to change his mind.”The administration is being deluged with demands from its own political allies to relax its policy. The same two top Republican lawmakers who shepherded Trump’s tax-cut achievement through Congress, Kevin Brady and Orrin Hatch, have pleaded for revisions.A senator of a border state said he’s already hearing from businesses at home. Angus King, an Independent senator from Maine, compared Trump’s plan to the devastating U.S. tariffs of the 1930s. He said companies in his state fear price increases for steel.King said any trade actions should be targeted to discourage Chinese dumping — not hit the entire world.“You want to do these kinds of things with a scalpel — not a chainsaw,” King told NBC.To apply the tariffs, the U.S. is invoking a rarely used clause in a 1962 trade law that allows the president to declare tariffs if required by national security. The White House argues that the wording is broad, and that national security also could include employment and economic stability of the domestic steel industry.“I don’t think we need to block Canadian steel in the name of national security. They’re annoying. You know, they’re too nice. But we don’t fear a war with Canada,” King said.Every host of the big weekly U.S. talk shows raised the Canada angle.Fox News’s Chris Wallace asked how the White House can possibly justify using a national security excuse for imposing tariffs on a close NATO partner, and legal member of the U.S. military-industrial complex.CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Navarro to imagine how Canada might see this: “From the perspective of Canada … Canada would say, ‘National security exemption? We fight with you in every war. Our soldiers are right next to your soldiers in every conflict. What possible scenario could you envision where we wouldn’t supply you with steel and aluminum?’”But the general response from Trump officials was that everyone should prepare for tariffs. When Navarro was asked on Fox whether Trump would exclude anyone, he responded in the negative.“That’s not his decision,” Navarro replied.“As soon as he starts exempting countries he has to raise tariffs on everybody else. As soon as he exempts one country his phone starts ringing from the heads of state of other countries.”He added more details in an interview with CNN: “Canada’s 40 per cent of the (American aluminum) market. If you exempt Canada, then you have to put big, big tariffs on everybody else. So this is a measured, targeted approach.”He was repeatedly pressed on the Canada issue in these interviews. Navarro did leave out the possibility of certain industries being exempted.The issue has sparked a ferocious debate within the White House. Last week, it appeared Trump had frozen out the free-traders in his office and made this announcement with the support of hawks like Navarro.American press reports have also described the president feeling angry and isolated in recent days. His administration has been hit with resignations, infighting and conflict-of-interest allegations involving the president’s own son-in-law, Jared Kushner.A South Carolina Republican called it folly.Sen. Lindsey Graham mentioned the Volkswagen and BMW plants in his state and expressed fear of how a trade war might affect jobs there. He said there’s reason to pursue China for intellectual-property theft and product dumping, but this is hitting all the wrong targets.He addressed Trump directly in his interview on CBS’s ”Face The Nation.””You’re letting China off the hook,” Graham said.”You’re punishing the American consumer and our allies. You’re making a huge mistake here. Go after China — not the rest of the world.”last_img read more

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Arms supplier held from Dwarka

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday said that they have arrested a 26-year-old man near Nursery Plantation opposite Vardhman Mall in Sector-19, Dwarka for supplying illegal fire arms to different gangs in Delhi and Haryana.The investigating agency recovered four sophisticated pistols and one country-made pistol along with two live rounds from his possession. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said that the accused, identified as Sumit Kharab, was earlier arrested in 2014 in Haryana where he came in contact with several gangs which used to operate in Haryana and Delhi. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”He quickly assessed the need of illegal fire arms and profit behind it. He then engaged himself in the trade of illegal weapons,” said DCP Dwarka . Police further said in 2017, he was arrested for possessing a fire arm in the jurisdiction of Dwarka Sec-23 police station and was sent to Tihar Jail. There, he came into the contact of one inmate Aarush of Khurja, UP who was undergoing judicial custody for the offence of possessing illegal fire arm. The duo planned to procure illegal fire arms to be sold in Delhi and adjoining areas.last_img read more

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Siwach leads way as all Indians advance

first_imgGuwahati: Former world youth champion Sachin Siwach outclassed his Argentine rival Ramon Nicanor Quiroga as all seven Indians in fray had a smooth sailing on the opening day of the Indian Open boxing tournament here on Monday. Fresh from a bronze at the GeeBee Boxing tournament, Siwach used his height to full advantage, dominating the bout right from the first round en route a 5-0 win by a unanimous decision in the 52kg men’s category at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuSiwach will next face former world championship bronze medalist Rogen Ladon in the quarterfinal and aiming to avenge his semifinal defeat by a split-decision in the President’s Cup. “It was a narrow defeat last time. But now I’ve now improved my speed and skill and I will look forward to settle scores this time,” Siwach said. Siwach features in the bottom half of the draw that has Commonwealth Games gold medalist Gaurav Solanki, while the top-half in the 52kg draw features Asian Games gold medalist Amit Panghal. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”When it comes to Indians we all know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s a tough road ahead as flyweight is highly competitive. But as of now my focus is on the next round against the Filipino boxer,” the 20-year-old talented boxer from Haryana said. Siwach was the only Indian in the fray in the men’s section, while the women’s category saw all of them making the next round. Former world championship silver medalist Sonia Lather began her campaign with a 5-0 win over Chandra Kala Thapa to reach the quarter-finals in the 57kg. In the women’s 60kg, Preeti Beniwal put up a robust display to outclass her Nepalese opponent Sangita Sunar in a unanimous 5-0 victory to make the quarters. Making her competitive debut in the 60kg, Shahshi Chopra too had an easy outing defeating Bhutan’s Tandin Choden 5-0 by unanimous decision. Manisha Maun defeated Nesthy Petecio of Phillipines 4-1 in the 57kg category. Jyoti Gulia and Anamakia also made the quarterfinals with easy wins over their respective opponents.last_img read more

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Here Are The Week 11 Games That Will Most Affect The College

As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. TEAMCFP PROB.UGA WINSAUB WINSAVERAGE Notre Dame29.6-1.6+2.7+2.0 TEAMCFP PROB.OU WINSTCU WINSAVERAGE How Oklahoma-TCU changes the college football playoff picture Although Georgia held steady at No. 1 in the CFP committee rankings for the second straight week, this week will provide the Dawgs with their toughest test since beating Notre Dame in early September. Auburn has plenty of talent — it’s the eighth-best team in the country according to FPI — and it will also be at home, a big reason why our model has UGA as only a narrow favorite to extend its undefeated record against the Tigers. Needless to say, the playoff implications of this game are enormous. The Bulldogs, at 57 percent to make the CFP, could bolster those odds up to 70 percent with a win or see them fall to 42 percent with a loss. The latter scenario wouldn’t be a complete catastrophe for Georgia, but it would make its playoff path a lot more daunting, with Alabama (or maybe Auburn!) potentially looming in the SEC title game. For Auburn’s part, the two-loss Tigers sit at 8 percent to make the playoff, and those chances would rise only to 18 percent if they knock off UGA. But that would improve their chances of forcing ’Bama into a must-win Iron Bowl to get into the SEC championship, one of the Tigers’ few viable paths to possibly making the playoff. The only thing keeping this matchup from ranking higher is its relatively limited effect on the rest of the country — aside from Notre Dame and Clemson rooting for a Georgia loss, there aren’t many implications here outside of the SEC.Honorable mentions: Alabama at Mississippi State (23.2 points of swing); Iowa at Wisconsin (22.7); Florida State at Clemson (21.9); Michigan State at Ohio State (13.4).Check out our latest college football predictions. Also, see what it will take for Notre Dame, Clemson, Washington, Penn State and Oklahoma to still make the playoff. Notre Dame29.6-1.0+1.5+1.2 How Washington-Stanford changes the college football playoff picture Miami25.5-12.8+19.9+15.6 Clemson57.2-0.5+0.8+0.6 Alabama62.4+0.9-1.1+1.0 USC6.9-0.9+1.6+1.2 TCU23.0-14.8+23.5+18.2 How Notre Dame-Miami changes the college football playoff picture Alabama62.4-1.2+1.8+1.4 TEAMCFP PROB.ND WINSMIA WINSAVERAGE Auburn8.4-0.6+1.0+0.7 How Georgia-Auburn changes the college football playoff picture Oklahoma41.7-1.2+1.9+1.5 SWING IF… Oklahoma41.7%+16.7-26.5+20.5 Georgia57.3-0.5+0.8+0.6 Notre Dame29.6-3.6+4.4+4.0 TCU23.0-0.5+0.8+0.6 SWING IF… Ohio State14.0-0.6+0.9+0.7 SWING IF… TEAMCFP PROB.UW WINSSTAN WINSAVERAGE Stanford0.5-0.5+0.9+0.7 Ohio State14.0-2.6+4.5+3.3 Oklahoma41.7-1.6+2.7+2.0 As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. Miami25.5-1.7+3.0+2.2 TCU23.0-1.5+2.6+1.9 Washington31.5-0.4+0.6+0.5 Normally in this space, we examine all the things a certain contending team needs to have happen over the rest of the season in order to make the College Football Playoff. But at this stage of the calendar, every single week has a huge effect on the playoff picture. So to change things up a bit, this week we’ll be focusing on the most important games of the upcoming weekend, based on how much they project to swing the odds in our CFP prediction model.For each matchup, we’ll list the total swing it has across the entire college football landscape. We’ll also break out the ripple effects it might have on each school — from the obvious implications for those involved to the more hidden impact it might have on other teams’ chances. Here are the most crucial matchups of Week 11, with odds given as of Wednesday:1So, not including those earth-shattering midweek MAC games.1. TCU at Oklahoma (8 p.m. EST, Saturday)44.3 percentage points of total swing2This adds up the average swing for each game (weighted by the probability of each outcome — i.e., the winning percentage for each team). Notre Dame29.6%+17.3-27.0+21.1 The previous two games each contained a couple of teams with intact national championship aspirations, however strained. In this game, however, the three-loss Cardinal is basically eliminated from playoff contention — yet could still play spoiler to the 8-1 Huskies, who are right on the edge of playoff contention. Right now, Washington has a 31 percent chance of making the playoff, good for sixth-best in the country; those odds would jump to 48 percent with a win but fall to practically nonexistent (3 percent) with a loss. And Stanford is no pushover, record notwithstanding: It currently ranks 14th in ESPN’s Football Power Index, with a rating roughly equal to that of Miami. The Huskies are still favored to win by our model (we give them a 63 percent chance), but they’ll have to play their best football against Heisman contender Bryce Love and the Cardinal in order to keep their CFP hopes above sea level.One more notable aspect of this game is just how much effect it could have on other teams in the playoff race. No fewer than 10 teams figure to see their own CFP odds change by at least 1 percentage point based on the outcome of Washington and Stanford’s tilt, with most of those contenders rooting for a Husky loss. (Because Stanford would only have a 1 percent playoff probability even if it wins, this is the rare case of a realistically probable upset where the would-be victor poses little threat to other top teams.) Add in the extra twist of it taking place on Friday night, and this one could reshape the playoff race before Saturday’s games even get a chance to kick off.4. Georgia at Auburn (3:30 p.m. EST, Saturday)33.1 percentage points of total swing Alabama62.4-0.6+1.0+0.7 This might not be the marquee game-of-the-week you were expecting (more on that one later), but it will undeniably change the complexion of the playoff race. Both teams are 5-1 within the Big 12, so the winner will have sole possession of first place with two games left in the regular season. Our model has the Sooners as the nation’s fourth most likely team to make the CFP, with a 42 percent playoff probability. That number would rise to 58 percent if the Sooners win, paving the way for a likely berth in the Big 12’s newly revived conference championship game, though it would drop to 15 percent if they lose. And TCU isn’t out of the CFP race, either; the Horned Frogs rank ninth with a 23 percent probability of making the playoff. If it wins, TCU’s own odds would rise to 46 percent — placing it firmly within the CFP conversation down the season’s final stretch — while a loss would all but eliminate the Frogs (knocking them down to 8 percent). Such a large potential swing in CFP probability — plus the small peripheral effect it will have on the odds for both Notre Dame (a TCU win would boost the Irish’s chances by clearing Oklahoma out of their way) and Ohio State (whose head-to-head loss to the Sooners looks worse with every OU loss) — make this the week’s most important game.2. Notre Dame at Miami (8 p.m. EST, Saturday)43.4 percentage points of total swing As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. SWING IF… Wisconsin35.2-1.4+2.5+1.8 Coming in a close second behind OU-TCU is the matchup everyone has their eye on, Notre Dame on the road against Miami. The game will carry with it echoes of the “Catholics vs. Convicts” rivalry from decades ago, and with good reason — according to our Elo ratings (adding up the pregame ratings of both teams), this is easily the best matchup of these two classic college-football powers since 1989. The Hurricanes won back then, but our model gives the Irish a 61 percent chance of coming out on top this time around. If they do, Notre Dame’s odds of making the playoff would rise from 30 percent to 47 percent,3Although Notre Dame would still likely need to beat Navy and Stanford on the road, there’s also a pretty good case to be made that our model is understating Notre Dame’s chances, given how frequently they get the benefit of the doubt from college football’s institutions. But that’s a subject for another time. while a loss would drop the Irish’s playoff odds to 3 percent. For the undefeated ’Canes, a win would vault them from 25 percent to 45 percent, and a loss would send them down to 13 percent. The Irish in particular would really struggle to make the playoff as a two-loss team, because unlike two-loss fringe contenders like Ohio State or USC, the Irish will not have a conference championship against a quality opponent to pad the resume.3. Washington at Stanford (10:30 p.m. EST, Friday)42.0 percentage points of total swing Clemson57.2-0.9+1.5+1.1 Georgia57.3%+12.6-15.4+13.9 Washington31.5%+16.6-28.7+21.0 Oklahoma41.7-0.8+1.0+0.9 Clemson57.2-2.1+2.6+2.3 Auburn8.4-7.7+9.4+8.5 Wisconsin35.2-0.6+0.9+0.7 Ohio State14.0+0.9-1.5+1.2 Georgia57.3-1.5+2.5+1.8 read more

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How The LastPlace Bulls Became The Hottest Team In The East

CHICAGO — After the Bulls sparked controversy in June by trading their franchise star to launch a rebuild, the team’s floor — already below sea level — just kept dropping.In October, only days before the team’s season-opener, forwards Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic clashed during practice, with Mirotic suffering a concussion and fractured bones in his face. In November, the Warriors thrashed Chicago by 49 points — without All-Stars Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. Then earlier this month, things seemed to hit a new low. The Bulls, owners of a league-worst 3-20 mark, dropped a 10th-straight game, blowing a 16-point fourth-period lead to the Pacers.Fast forward two weeks, and that same ragtag collection of players who couldn’t buy a win in November is suddenly and mysteriously unbeatable. The Bulls, after blowing out Orlando on Wednesday, are winners of seven straight and own the East’s longest win streak. Only Golden State — 10 in a row — has more. If that seems bizarre … you’re right: Before this, no team in NBA history had ever lost 10 consecutive games (or more) and then rebounded with an immediate win streak of five games or more. Before this Bulls streak, FiveThirtyEight’s NBA projection system1Which, to be fair, doesn’t account for injuries like Mirotic’s. would have given Chicago just a 0.03 percent chance — 3 in 10,000 — of sweeping the seven games it’s won.The turnaround raises two questions for this young club: What, exactly, has changed in such a short amount of time? And are the Bulls at risk of jeopardizing their rebuild and a chance at a good lottery pick by winning too much? The Sixers Still Have Growing Pains To Work Out Related: The Lab Mirotic’s return is the easiest thing to connect to the Bulls’ streak, considering that it began with his first game back. He’s playing unsustainably well — it’s almost impossible to imagine his continuing to be the NBA’s most efficient high-volume post player while shooting 49 percent from the 3-point line. And he’s averaging 35.8 points and 14.1 rebounds per 100 possessions, which puts him among a handful of superstars in the league posting at least 35 and 10.Part of this is opportunity. Mirotic comes off the bench2When Lauri Markkanen is healthy enough to play. but is clearly the No. 1 option when he’s on the floor. That’s a change from the past, when he had to defer to Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade or Derrick Rose. But to his credit, Mirotic has made one key change in his game: The 6-foot-10 forward has been more decisive with the ball than in years past. In particular, he has largely shelved a pump fake that often seemed to do the opposite of its intended purpose.According to an analysis published in 2015 by Vantage Sports, Mirotic fired off a shot attempt after using a pump fake more than anyone in the league during the 2014-15 season, yet logged the worst field-goal percentage on those shots among the league’s most frequent pump fakers.3If you broaden the sample by one more year, Mirotic was even worse. He shot just 22 percent from the field after pump fakes over the two-season stretch covering 2014-15 and 2015-16, the worst in the league among players who attempted at least 100 shots after pump fakes in that window. (Unlike Stephen Curry or JJ Redick, who pump-fake their way into cleaner looks by using a side dribble, Mirotic often stood fully stationary and faked his way into a worse shot, which gave defenders extra time to close out on him even further. You can see the difference in the clips below — the first shows a failed pump fake from 2014 and the second, from Wednesday’s game, shows Mirotic shoot in rhythm without any hesitation.)Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/miroticpumpfake.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/miroticquick.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Pointing solely at Mirotic’s impact would be oversimplifying the genesis of the streak, though. Kris Dunn — acquired in the Butler trade after posting the league’s worst true-shooting percentage among regulars4Who played 15 minutes per night and in at least 65 games. last season — has settled in nicely as the starting point guard after an initial rough patch. He has been getting to the basket regularly — ranking fourth in the NBA during the Bulls’ win streak, with almost 18 drives per game — and finishing more consistently once he gets there.Quietly, backup shooting guard David Nwaba — who also recently returned after being injured — might be having the strongest influence on the team’s winning. He aggressively pushes the ball in transition, arguably one of the bigger shifts in Chicago’s identity. The Bulls have ranked second in pace during this streak, up from 23rd before it. The 24-year-old generates nearly 32 percent of his offense from transition opportunities, the highest rate in the NBA5Among players who’ve checked into at least 15 games and gotten at least two transition possessions per game. and has scored on an impressive 65 percent of those chances. That and his energy on defense explain Nwaba’s presence in eight of the Bulls’ nine most efficient two-man lineups6With at least 100 minutes played. up to this point.“It’s a lot easier for our team to score in transition instead of having to break down a set defense that’s already set up, so I like to run when I can,” said Nwaba, who is on pace to become the first 6-foot-4 or shorter player7Who has played at least 15 games and 20 minutes per contest. in 30 years to shoot 55 percent or better from the field. That mindset is particularly valuable to a points-starved Bulls team that, even after reeling off seven victories in a row, is essentially tied for last in the league in offensive efficiency.These two plays — in which Nwaba catches opposing players off guard by taking an extra dribble or two into the teeth of the transition defense — are typical of how he generates scores for Chicago.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nwaba.mp400:0000:0000:19Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/extradribble.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The defensive improvement has been noteworthy as of late, too, especially since the Bulls have begun playing lineups with four defenders who can all switch their assignments and having their rim protector play pick-and-rolls less aggressively.But no one — well, except maybe Bulls forward Denzel Valentine — expects Chicago to continue playing at this level. (Tonight, the 10-20 Bulls take on LeBron James and the Cavs, who dominated them in a game just before this streak began.) It’s highly unlikely that the Bulls will maintain their Warriors- or Rockets-like shooting from midrange or that opposing teams will continue bricking wide-open threes against them in late-game scenarios.A quick look at the replies under this tweet (highlighting the Bulls’ streak) shows that Chicago fans are worrying about how this stretch of good basketball could hurt the team’s odds of landing a top lottery pick, a concern that still seems a bit premature considering everything that could take place between now and the end of the season.As good as Mirotic has looked, he has had to split playing time with Lauri Markkanen, the team’s promising first-round draft pick.8Also acquired in the Butler deal, although the Bulls traded their own pick to Minnesota as part of the deal. If Mirotic keeps playing anywhere near this level, the Chicago front office would have a nice asset once his contract becomes tradable9On Jan. 15. — a move that would free up more opportunity for Markkanen, who’s far younger and more athletic than Mirotic and has a similar skill set.Beyond that, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told me and other reporters Wednesday that Zach LaVine is only two or three weeks away from seeing game action after tearing his ACL last season. His presence in the lineup will alter things considerably, for better or worse, as he knocks off the rust.All of this is simply another way of saying: Yes, the Bulls have been on a historic run the past couple of weeks, but they still have a fair number of flaws to work through. And for those worried about what the win streak means for tanking purposes, the educated guess here is that they’ll still lose plenty of games along the way to stay firmly in the lottery conversation.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

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Ohio State baseball rallies to undefeated start in 4game Florida series

Then-sophomore outfielder Ronnie Dawson awaits a pitch.Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State baseball team opened the 2016 season with a bang.Over the course of the four-game weekend, OSU hammered six home runs, pounded out 38 hits and maintained an unbeaten 3-0-1 record in Vero Beach, Florida’s, Dodgertown Classic. Several Buckeyes had outstanding weekends, but none more than redshirt junior Jacob Bosiokovic. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound right fielder finished the weekend with a .412 batting average after going 7-for-17, including three home runs and eight RBIs. Senior captain Nick Sergakis also finished with a .412 average, and senior second baseman L Grant Davis batted a clean .400. Game 1 versus Toledo In the opening game, the Buckeyes were led by their workhorse pitcher, Tanner Tully, who retired 24 of the 25 batters he faced over six scoreless innings as they defeated Toledo 7-1. “It was just what the doctor ordered to have a first start like that,” OSU coach Greg Beals said in a press release. “Give the Toledo hitters credit. I thought they took some good swings and hit him at times. He wasn’t his sharpest, but six scoreless innings is pretty darn good.”OSU’s offense was powered by the long ball against the Rockets, as it crushed three home runs during the game. Bosiokovic went 3-for-5, with a solo home run in his first at-bat of the year which gave the Buckeyes the early lead. Junior catcher and team captain Jalen Washington also crushed a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to push OSU’s lead to 5-0. Then, in the bottom of the sixth, junior center fielder Troy Montgomery hit a two-run homer to right, pushing OSU’s lead to an insurmountable 7-0. Toledo would tack on a late homer in the top of the eighth to mark the final score of 7-1. Beals said it was great for his team to step up and play clean baseball in the first game of the season, as it has been a long road coming for some of his guys. “Both Jacob and Jalen took advantage of their opportunity today,” Beals said. “Jalen has been working his tail off for three years and got the nod. It was great to see him get off to a good start. For Bosiokovic, he struggled and dealt with some injury in the past, and hopefully today will allow him to relax a little bit and have a great season for us.”Game 2 versus NiagaraTo start Saturday’s doubleheader of the Dodgertown Classic trip, the Buckeye bats continued to carry the momentum, especially Bosiokovic. The Delaware, Ohio, native went 2-for-5, including a two-run homer and a walk-off three-run shot to seal a 10-8 comeback victory for the Buckeyes.Redshirt sophomore pitcher Adam Niemeyer started off hot for OSU, allowing only one run over the first four innings. But then the wheels started to fall off for the Minster, Ohio, native, as he allowed four runs in the fifth. He was pulled that inning, giving way to sophomore reliever Seth Kinker, who stopped the bleeding for OSU. That bandage didn’t stay on for long though, as Kinker allowed two more runs in the top sixth inning, pinning OSU to a 7-4 deficit. The Scarlet and Gray showed resiliency, however, as Washington scored on a sacrifice fly by sophomore designated hitter Jordan McDonough. Kinker would settle down, pitching a scoreless seventh, and Bosiokovic correspondingly hit a two-run home run off the left-center scoreboard tying the game. Kinker pitched a scoreless eighth, then redshirt sophomore Yianni Pavlopoulos made his season debut in the ninth, blanking the Purple Eagles and setting the stage for Bosiokovic.OSU quickly got runners on base in the ninth after senior shortstop Craig Nennig walked and advanced to second on a throwing error. Montgomery was then intentionally walked, bringing up No. 17. Bosiokovic crushed a 2-2 pitch off the foul pole in left field to give the Buckeyes their second victory in as many games. Game 3 versus PittsburghIn the second half of the doubleheader on Saturday, the Buckeyes faced the Pittsburgh Panthers. The game would turn out to be a marathon, as the two teams battled 13 innings before OSU won the game 11-8 after a three-run 13th. Montgomery continued his hot start, as the Fortville, Indiana, native went 3-for-6 on the evening, including his second home run and three RBIs. Senior John Havird pitched 5.2 innings for the Buckeyes as the Game 3 starter for OSU, allowing five runs while striking out six Panthers batters. With Pittsburgh up 6-5 heading into the top of the ninth, OSU rallied for the second time that day, scoring three runs to take the 8-6 lead. The lead wouldn’t last, however, as it evaporated after giving up two more runs to send the game into extra innings. No runs were scored in the 10th, 11th or 12th innings as both teams held their ground. The Buckeyes broke through in the 13th with three runs to push their lead to 11-8. Nennig, Davis and Montgomery all scored to provide the insurance runs for the Scarlet and Gray. Freshman relief pitcher Connor Curlis came in to start the 12th inning and remained in for the 13th to finish off the Panthers and pick up the two-inning win in his collegiate debut. Game 4 versus ToledoAs the final game in Vero Beach got underway, the Buckeyes’ red-hot bats continued to bring home the runs. Junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson hit a double to bring home Montgomery and Bosiokovic in the top of the first inning. Dawson would later score on a sacrifice fly by freshman third baseman Brady Cherry to give OSU the early 3-0 lead. The lead quickly dissolved, however, as freshman starting pitcher Ryan Feltner gave up four runs over the first three innings, leaving the Buckeyes down 4-3. Feltner was pulled in the fifth for senior lefty Daulton Mosbarger. Over the next three innings of scoreless ball, Mosbarger struck out six, allowing just one walk and three hits. OSU tied the game in the eighth when Dawson scored on another sac fly, this time off the bat of junior first baseman Zach Ratcliff. But in the bottom of the same inning, Toledo would tack-on a go-ahead run on a fielding error, putting them in position for the win.The Buckeyes once again turned to the bat of Bosiokovic, who provided the game-tying run on a sacrifice fly to score Davis. The game ended in a 5-5 draw, marking the first time since 2002 that the Buckeyes tied a game. The Buckeyes will next look ahead to the Coastal Carolina Tournament from Feb. 26 to 29. OSU is scheduled to play Duke, Coastal Carolina (twice, Games 2 and 4) and Liberty in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. read more

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Brionte Dunn charged with domestic violence and assault

Then-redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn (25) carries the ball during the 2014 OSU Spring Game on at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Lantern file photoFormer Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn has been charged with domestic violence and assault stemming from an incident involving his girlfriend last month. He has a warrant out for his arrest.The altercation took place on July 17 and he was promptly dismissed by coach Urban Meyer the next day.Two days after his dismissal, July 20, the 911 call from Dunn’s girlfriend surfaced where she described being hit early in the morning on the 17th. She also said in the 911 call that this wasn’t the first altercation between the two.The charges of domestic violence and assault are first-degree misdemeanors. The maximum penalty for each charge is six months in jail or $1,000 fine.This incident took place in Columbus, but Dunn’s address in the case summary is listed in Alliance, Ohio.Meyer said last week at Big Ten Media Days that there was “no chance” Dunn would be allowed to rejoin the team. read more

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Lampard feels sorry for former boss Mourinho

first_imgFrank Lampard has revealed his sympathy for former boss Jose Mourinho who is currently experiencing turbulent times at Manchester United.United are on a three-game winless run which continued with a third league defeat to the Hammers on Saturday leaving them nine points behind leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.Rumours are rife Mourinho may be axed if the poor run of games continues. However, Chelsea legend and current Derby County boss Frank Lampard who formerly played under Mourinho and recently defeated him in the Carabao Cup feels for his former boss.“Everyone knows my feelings for Jose Mourinho as a manager,” Lampard revealed to Sky Sports. “It is a tough moment. It is a moment that we will all have, that I will have at times, that every manager has.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “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.“I have heard all his interviews lately. He is a big boy. He will get about doing his job. Of course, I feel for him. They are not winning games, and they want to be – it is Manchester United.“In terms of players, it can be difficult. You need buy-in from your players, and you need sometimes the right message to be coming out. I thought that as a player and I think it even more as a manager.“And you need complete work rate on the pitch. I am not talking about individuals here; I am saying that is what you need.”last_img read more

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Atletico Madrid president confident Lucas Hernandez will remain

first_imgEnrique Cerezo is “convinced” Lucas Hernandez will be at Atletico Madrid for a long time, despite the ongoing speculation linking him with Bayern MunichSpanish newspaper Marca claimed this month that Bayern were ready to pay Lucas’ €80m buy-out clause in the January transfer window.Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin has already denied the reports, although he failed to rule out a summer exit with Lucas admitting he’s open to considering offers from rival clubs.But club president Cerezo is certain the France international will be at the Wanda Metropolitano for many years.“Lucas is our player and I am convinced that he will continue with us for a long time,” Cerezo told AS.“The relations with Bayern are unbeatable, we maintain a great mutual respect.”FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).These past 12 months have seen star men Antoine Griezmann linked with Barcelona and Jan Oblak with a Premier League move to either Chelsea or Liverpool.Although, considering that Kepa Arrizabalaga and Alisson Becker respectively have arrived since then, a move to England appears unlikely for Oblak now.Despite the interest in their players though, Cerezo is certain Atletico can hold on to their key men.“We fight for what we have to fight. We have the best players and we want them to be with us,” he added.“All clubs want to have the best players, but many of them are in Atletico.“They are with us for the economic part, but also for the sport, because in this club they can go on to eternity. In other clubs, they can earn more money but not spend eternity.last_img read more

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Fabregas says he still has a lot to offer

first_imgThe Chelsea footballer is reportedly set to move to Monaco, and the footballer spoke how he feels right now with the Blues.There have been some reports that Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas will move away from the English Premier League to French Ligue 1 club Monaco.And the player feels he still has a lot to give.“It is always something that I have had, and it feels like growing up and getting older, it is one of those things that really does never go away because it is technique,” Fabregas was echoed by Four Four Two.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Physicality goes away from all of us unfortunately when you get older, you lose speed, you lose some sharpness, but technique I think is something that always stays with you when you have something, so hopefully it can stay with me for a very long time yet.”“With the penalty, when I stopped in the middle of my run, I saw the goalkeeper going down and I thought that I had it, so yes, it is unfortunate but the day I did 100 caps for Spain I also missed a penalty!” he explained.“It feels like it was last week I started playing professionally and now it is over 15 years. It is a long time but for the young players when they start playing, my little advice is to enjoy it every single second because it goes so fast.”last_img read more

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Minister Touts of an Ebola Free Caribbean

first_img Town Hall Meeting for Building Heights at gym later today Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Science Fair open to public viewing by noon Related Items:ebola free, gus lightbourne gym, Minister of health, Portia smith Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Oct 2014 – The Caribbean remains Ebola free and for the Minister of Health and Human Services, Portia Smith that is a good indication for confidence. During that opening of the Ebola Workshop yesterday; the Minister touted public and private sector partnership as being critical to the success of being Ebola Virus Disease or EVD ready. Minister Smith explained that she is regular communication with regional counterparts too. No one wants it, but governments around the world agree we must prepare for it and it is costing TCIG an estimated $400,000 to curtail and contain and brace for EVD, Chikungunya and Dengue Fever. The Gus Lightbourne Gym was the place for both discussion and demonstration yesterday… around 50 health workers were there. The workshop continues today in Grand Turk. last_img read more

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TurboTax HR Block tried to hide free tax filing tools lawsuit alleges

first_img Comments Share your voice Got free, if you can find it. That’s how a current lawsuit might characterize the situation. Kimberly White/Getty Images Tax preparation companies H&R Block and Intuit, which makes TurboTax, were sued Monday for allegedly making their free tax filing tools hard to find.Taxpayers with incomes below $66,000 are eligible to file their taxes for free as part of a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service and Intuit, H&R Block and other companies. Under the agreement, the IRS has agreed not to make online tax filing free as long as the tax-preparation companies provide the service.Still, only 3% of Americans reportedly file their taxes for free every year, and locating those services can be difficult.Last month, ProPublica reported that searches for terms like “irs free file taxes” directed people to paid versions of Intuit’s service. Free options were tough to pin down, according to the report.In the suit, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said TurboTax and H&R Block have used “deceptive and misleading advertising and design schemes” to lead taxpayers to unnecessarily purchasing their products. He added that the companies have “for years defrauded the lowest earning 70 percent of American taxpayers … by actively undermining public access to the IRS’ ‘Free File’ program.”For years, Intuit and H&R Block have lobbied to block the IRS from building its own free online tax filing system because it would compete with their products, according to ProPublica. Congress members have reportedly pushed to keep the IRS from providing free online filing.”Any suggestion that Intuit does not support the IRS Free File Program is flat wrong,” said TurboTax spokesman Rick Heineman. “We stand behind our actions as being both appropriate and consistent with our values.”An H&R Block representative said the company has “helped millions of Americans” with its free tax filing options, adding that use of its Free File program grew 8% this tax season.You can read the lawsuits against Intuit and H&R Block below:Intuit lawsuit by jonathan_skillings on ScribdH&R Block lawsuit by jonathan_skillings on Scribd Softwarecenter_img Tags 7last_img read more

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2015 New Year Sale SpiceJet Offers Tickets for ₹699

first_imgAs a part of the 2015 New Year celebrations, SpiceJet has come up with another three day sale starting on Tuesday with domestic flight fares as low as ₹699.The “Early New Year Sale” as the airline calls it, is applicable for one way travels between 16 January 2015 to 24 October 2015 and the sale offer will be available till 18 September 2014 midnight. The bookings are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis.”The sale is applicable only on bookings made on www.spicejet.com, online travel portals and through travel agents. The sale is not available at SpiceJet’s Sales and Reservation Centre or at our Airport Ticketing Offices,” the SpiceJet release said adding that the sale does not include booking for infants and groups.The fare on offer does not include taxes and is also non-refundable and non changeable, except for the taxes and fees.”The travel period covered under this sale is extensive. It offers a number of reasons and occasions to the customers to choose SpiceJet as their preferred mode of travel. Advance planning of travel will help customers to fly at very nominal fares and travel more often,” NDTV Profit quoted Chief Commercial Officer Kaneswaran Avili.This is Kalanithi Maran owned airline’s third sale offer in a row in the month of September. It had earlier offered tickets for as low as ₹499 during the beginning of the month, and last week it offered tickets at ₹ 1,999 for domestic flights.last_img read more

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Mallesham movie review and rating by audience Live updates

first_imgMalleshamTwitterDirector Raj Rachakonda’s Telugu movie Mallesham featuring Priyadarshi and Ananya Nagalla in the lead roles has impressed the audience and received positive review and rating from them.Mallesham is a biographical movie based on the life of Padma Shri award winner Chintakindi Mallesham. Director Raj Rachakonda has not only written the script and dialogues for it but also produced it with Sri Adhikari and Venkat Siddareddy. The film has received a U certificate from the censor board and its runtime is 126 minutes.Mallesham movie story: It is about a weaver’s family, which lands in a big problem after two of its kids kill themselves, unable to pay back their debts. Mallesham (Priyadarshi) leaves school to help his father. He grows up watching his mother and a lot of other women in his village suffer from shoulder pain. How he creates the Asu machine to spare the women the torment forms the crux of the film.Performances: As the hero, Priyadarshi has delivered a wonderful performance, which is the highlight of Mallesham. Ananya Nagalla, Chakrapani Ananda, Jagadish Pratap Bhandari, Jhansi, Anvesh Michael and Thiruveer have done justice to their roles and they are also assets of the film, say the audience.Mallesham movie review live updates: We bring you some viewers’ verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Continue to read audience response:Thyview‏ @Thyview#Mallesham Good first half. Everything looks rooted and authentic(well done art dept). Each and every feeling/emotion hits you instantly thanks to #MarkRobin BGM. Wish there were more stakes though #Mallesham loved it, absolutely loved it . Simple and honest storytelling . And what an actor @priyadarshi_i is , you feel his happiness , frustration, hopelessness and his triumph . Every actor fits the bill perfectly . climax is so wonderfully executed. Thyview Rating : 8/10Sangeetha Devi @Sangeetha_DeviMy review of #Mallesham: I liked how the director, Raj, transports us to a milieu we don’t often see in Telugu cinema, to narrate a tale of tenacity & triumph. And, it’s @priyadarshi_i’s finest performance till date.Lavanya Boopalam‏ @realtorlavanya#Mallesham in New Jersey…Inspiring movie. Proud of the whole team’s effort. This movie portrayed that one should never give up and continue working hard to achieve their dreams! Good job guysAakashavaani‏ @TheAakashavaani#Mallesham is a a great story well woven, The story of an unforgettable Journey of a common man who made the lives of weavers easy. Honest movie with some terrific performances & great nativity. Specially @priyadarshi_i excels with all the supporting cast, Don’t miss @SureshProdnsPerumbudur Chaitanya‏ @chaitu1218#Mallesham garu Huge respect sir Done with the premiere. @priyadarshi_i bhayya you were just outstanding!(Aasu machine scene aithe )nailed it. Dialogues were so fantastically written that if felt like a casual talk!! Spl mention: #Jhansi garu, #Padma garu& Music .Cinema Fan‏ @CinemaFan14#Mallesham – What a Beautiful film it is…❤️ Cheera Nesinanta Andamgaa teesaaru cinema ni… repetitive process ye But ade kada end product kosam andaru pade struggle… So, Few Hiccups can be ignored ..!! మల్లేశం. Simple, Beautiful, Inspirational…  WorthwatchHemanth Kumar C R‏ @crhemanthDarshiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ #Mallesham What A Film….left me with tears at times. Overwhelmed. Movie releases on June 21. Do watch it @priyadarshi_iRakesh Kethi‏ @TheKethiWhat an incredible n inspiring story it is. A story which should be heard ✌ @priyadarshi_i anna may be your gut to accept this kind of story will remove your so-called comedian title and you will be remembered as an actor  Kudos to team #MalleshamSunilbeemanathi‏ @sunilbeemanathiJust watched #Mallesham. Very good movie. @priyadarshi_i acting was too good and must say he lived the character. #Ananya character was also very good. Perfect biopic movie. Direction was top notch. Music and BGM was too good. Kudos to the makers. Go and watch it.Ranjith Kumar‏ @TheGabbeta#Mallesham will hit screens in a few minutes. It’s a film that must be encouraged. More than a film, it’s a genuine take on aspirations and hardwork. It not only represents the livelihood of textile weavers, but also presents the innocence of culture & language. @priyadarshi_iRameshl1‏ @rameshl1What a movie!! #Mallesham. Tight focused narrative. Technically brilliant. Breezy music. Humor nicely blended into narrative. With one of the very best casting I have ever seen. Every character just lived it. The super inspiring story of Mallesham springs to life, in this brilliant piece of art! A must watch film. #malleshammovieMirchi9‏ @Mirchi9#Mallesham Review – An Inspiring Tale Worth Visiting Mirchi9 Rating: 3/5 Overall, despite a sluggish pace, it is an engaging watch for its beautiful inspiration. It is an attempt that screams honesty, making it a good one-time watch.  Needless to say, @priyadarshi_i will be remembered for a long time to come through the character of #Mallesham and how it broke stereotypes associated with comedians turning into lead actors. @SureshProdns @SBDaggubati #MalleshamReview The pace of the movie is slow, taking an art film vibe. The director imbues the nativity touch out and out via all modes available & integrates it such that they cannot be separated from the ‘real’ happening that matters.last_img read more

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West Texas Pipelines Close To Coming Online

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listen 00:00 /00:41 This week the federal government approved the construction of a controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota.Meanwhile in West Texas, two new natural gas pipelines from the same company are getting ready to come online.Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners is behind two underground pipelines that will carry natural gas from the Permian Basin region across the border into Mexico.The company says its Comanche Trail Pipeline to the El Paso area is now completed, and some gas has already started going into that line as it gets ready to turn on. The Trans-Pecos Pipeline, a sister project through the mostly industry-free Big Bend area, is more than 96 percent complete, the company says.The projects will move a combined 2.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day across the border. Both were commissioned by Mexico, and both have drawn opposition from some locals who have recently looked to the North Dakota pipeline fight for inspiration. Xlast_img read more

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Google has launched its lowprice Chromecast HDMI

first_imgGoogle has launched its low-price Chromecast HDMI streaming stick in 11 countries outside of its home market of the US. The device is available now in Canada and 10 European countries:  the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden.“Since announcing Chromecast in the US, we’ve grown to include more of your favourite apps and websites. Those numbers will continue to grow, and we want to bring Chromecast to more people around the world,” said Chromecast vice president of product management, Mario Queiroz, announcing the expansion.Google said that apps available on the device in Europe would include Google’s own Google Play Movies and Google Play Music stores, as well as Netflix in the territories where the OTT service is live.It also said it is working with local content providers to add more content to the device. In the UK, the BBC’s iPlayer is available at launch, in France TV Pluzz and SFR TV apps can be accessed with CanalPlay due to be added soon, while Watchever is available in Germany with Maxdome coming soon in this market.“Chromecast will keep getting better. We recently opened up Chromecast to developers, and in a few short weeks more than 3,000 developers worldwide have signed up to bring their apps and websites to Chromecast. You’ll soon have more TV shows, movies, videos, sports, music and games to choose from,” said Queiroz.The device is available to buy now on Amazon, Google Play and in stores like Currys PC World, Saturn and Media Markt. In the UK it is priced at £30 (€35.80).last_img read more

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A disabled campaigner who has been refused permiss

first_imgA disabled campaigner who has been refused permission to apply for a vital disability benefit in a way that is accessible to him has begun legal proceedings against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).Graham Kirwan has been told that he is unable to communicate via email as he attempts to claim personal independence payment (PIP).Kirwan had previously been a long-term claimant of disability living allowance (DLA) but had his payments suspended when he failed to respond to letters asking him to apply for PIP, letters that he says he never received and that would not have been accessible to him anyway.Kirwan, who is partially-sighted, has computer software that can magnify text, but it does not generally work with scanned or PDF documents.He has been told by DWP to use the charity Citizens Advice to help with his application for PIP – which is gradually replacing working-age DLA – but he wants to fill in the form himself, so he can take responsibility for the accuracy of the answers.And he points to DWP guidance that states that email is an acceptable alternative for communication for people with his access needs.Kirwan says that while most people can fill in their PIP claim form with a pen costing just 10 pence (DWP provides a free envelope and postage), he has spent £1,200 equipping himself with the necessary technology to communicate effectively, as well as facing annual costs of about another £700.He said: “In this instance the disability is being deliberately created by the DWP. I have no communication disability? when allowed to use email and assistive software.“Email is cost effective and creates independence, choice and control?.“Using Citizens Advice when I can do something for myself is using up their valuable resources and my limited time?.“Although they may be experts in the field of compiling forms, it only takes one mistake (by a first-time volunteer)? on their part for me to fail to be awarded PIP.“The responsibility would be mine, as I am forced to sign a piece of paper which I cannot be 100 per cent sure is correct.”Kirwan has told DWP that completing forms over the telephone or through a home visit from a civil servant places him at a substantial disadvantage to other disabled people, while he has been told that forms completed over the telephone would still need to be sent to him to be read and signed.He has told DWP in a legal letter that “the DWP system for sending and receiving information to blind and partially sighted people is at best ad hoc and prone to consistent failure”.Kirwan, who represents Dudley Centre for Inclusive Living on accessible information issues, has already secured one legal victory over a government department, after a threatened judicial review led to the Department of Health publishing its first accessible information standard earlier this year.A DWP spokeswoman confirmed that the department had received Kirwan’s email, but she said she was unable to comment further because of the legal nature of the complaint.last_img read more

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