Study Raises Questions About Movie Ratings

first_imgA study says PG-13 and R-rated movies share much of the same risky behavior content.You may give the OK for your child to see a PG-13 movie, thinking the content is age-appropriate. However, according to a new study, when it comes to some risky behaviors on-screen there’s little difference between PG-13 and R-rated flicks.Amy Bleakley, a research scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, authored the study. She said she found that a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America doesn’t always stop the kind of material parents may think it does.“We found that there was really no difference between PG-13 and R-rated movies with regards to which the extent of this content is featured,” she said, “except with tobacco and explicit sex, which is more common in R-rated movies.”The study looked at 400 of the top-grossing movies released from 1985 to 2010. In nine out of 10, on average, the movies showed a main character involved in violence, and in nearly eight of 10 movies, the main character was in scenes showing other risky behavior.Bleakley said the big question, even after releasing this study, revolves around how children process what they see at the movies – and whether they are more likely to act out on a broad range of risky behaviors.“We know that when kids see just tobacco on-screen, they’re more likely to initiate smoking,” she said, “and when they see alcohol on-screen they’re more likely to drink, and so on – but we don’t know the effect of these clustered behaviors. So, that’s our next step – we want to try and find that out.”Parents can review the Motion Picture Association of America’s definitions of what it intends each rating category to mean here .last_img read more

Home of Bengal player, houseguest center of drug investigation

first_imgWest Chester, Oh. — A convicted felon and houseguest of a Cincinnati Bengal football player has been charged with drug trafficking following a multi-state investigation. Jarrod Blair, 36, was arrested at the home of Dre Kirkpatrick in West Chester on April 10 following a traffic stop days earlier in Illinois.Illinois State Police stopped a rental car bearing Colorado plates on I-70 near Madison, Illinois. During a probable cause search police found 55 pounds of marijuana in the trunk.Two people in the car told police they were drug couriers from California and provided them with the West Chester address as their destination. One of the suspects told police she would be paid $4,000 to make the delivery and another $4,000 when she returned to California.Court documents say the woman agreed to work with police and make the delivery.West Chester police officers served a search warrant following the delivery and found 55 pounds of marijuana in the kitchen of the home and eight cell phones. Police arrested Blair at the scene. Blair is currently on parole for trafficking cocaine.Earlier this year, neighbors told police there was suspicious activity and overnight vehicle traffic around the home.Kirkpatrick has not commented on the case.last_img read more

Visit Indiana reveals first 20 IN 20 list

first_imgStatewide—It’s no surprise to Hoosiers that Frommer’s named “Indiana Among the World’s Top Places to Go in 2020”.  So, Visit Indiana is unveiling the ultimate 2020 travel experience, called The 20 IN 20 (click here to go to the 20 IN 20 page). Visit Indiana says they will reveal 20 lists of 20 must-see, must-do Indiana experiences, one at a time, all year long.They will highlight some of the best the state has to offer as far as dining, destinations and family fun.Their first list was released on New Year’s Day and covers places to eat and small Indiana towns to visit.  Only one southeastern Indiana restaurant made this year’s list, Batar in Seymour. There were however several towns in the area listed on their places to visit list.  They included Madison, Aurora, Nashville, and Shelbyville.   These 20 cities and towns are all home to 25,000 people or less.last_img read more

Seymour Man Arrested for Neglect of Dependent Causing Death

first_imgSeymour, IN—Last week a Seymour, Indiana man was arrested on a warrant for Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death after a two-month investigation by Detectives Jason Duncan and Andrew Mitchell with the Indiana State Police-Versailles.The investigation began on March 27 of this year when a 9-1-1 call was made to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. The caller reported that a six-week-old male infant was not responsive. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and attempted to provide lifesaving care to the infant. However, the infant was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.The investigation determined that on the morning of March 27, Joseph Michael-Wayne Scott, 31, the father of the victim, fell asleep in a recliner at the residence while holding the baby. Scott was later awoken by a family member who noticed the baby was not breathing due to his position in the chair. Further investigation revealed that Scott had methamphetamine and marijuana in his system at the time of the incident when the child was in his care.At the conclusion of the investigation, the case was presented to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office for review. The investigation resulted in a warrant being issued for Scott on a charge of Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death.last_img read more

Cricket News Rishabh Pant is one for future, says Sourav Ganguly

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Kolkata: Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday hailed India’s historic Test series win in Australia and said wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is one for the “future”. Having made his Test debut in August 2018, the 21-year-old Pant has gone from strength to strength, scoring a Test hundred each in England and Australia within months. In Australia, Pant amassed 350 runs in seven innings, the second highest after Cheteshwar Pujara, while behind the stumps he broke the record for most catches — 20 —  by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test series.“He will be a superb player for India in the future. He has been so good in the series and in future also, he will shine,” Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of Bengal’s Ranji Trophy Elite Group B fixture against Punjab.Also Read | Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team and their amazing numbers following historic win in AustraliaRain played spoilsport in the fourth and final Test as the Virat Kohli-led side won the series 2-1, ending a 71-year wait to win their first series Down Under.Australia were 316 in arrears when the match was called off, leaving India with a 2-1 triumph after wins in Adelaide and Melbourne. Australia won in Perth.Terming their win terrific, Ganguly said: “It’s a terrific win. They played excellent cricket througout and the batting clicked. They scored 400-600 runs and that was the key.”“Bumrah and Pujara were simply brilliant. They played big roles behind the win,” Ganguly said, while also giving credit to pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who claimed 21 wickets in four Tests at an average of 17.00, including a five-for.Also Read | Virat Kohli’s India break 71 years of pain, clinch series win in Australia for the first timePujara amassed 521 runs at 74.42, scoring three hundreds to be adjudged both Man of the Match and Man of the Series.Asked to compare Kohli’s side with teams of the past including his side that drew 1-1 in 2003-04, Ganguly said: “I don’t compare ever. So I can’t answer that question. last_img read more

Tennis News Serena Williams beats No.1 Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep retires hurt

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Naomi Osaka will be the new world number one in tennis.Serena Williams lost to Osaka in the US Open.Ashleigh Barty lost to Karolina Pliskova.center_img Toronto: Serena Williams won the rematch, dominating Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 to ensure the Japanese star won’t leave Toronto with a title to go with her number one world ranking. Williams fired 12 aces and didn’t face a break point as she beat Osaka for the first time in three meetings — avenging her shock loss in last year’s controversial US Open final in which the American star was docked a point and a game after losing her temper when warned about coaching. There was no such drama in Toronto, where Williams broke Osaka for a 5-3 lead in the first and closed out the opening set with a service winner.She broke again for a 2-1 lead in the second and never looked like surrendering the advantage. Even a run-in with the net cord — as she raced forward trying to run down a drop shot — didn’t faze her. “It hurt, but it wasn’t the end of the world,” Williams said. The American’s lone wobble came in the final game. After a pair of aces gave her a triple match point, Williams offered up a double fault and two backhands into the net before she closed it out with an ace on her fourth match point. “We haven’t played since New York, which was a really good match for her,” said Williams, adding that she feels her own game is coming on as she’d hoped in the buildup to this year’s US Open at Flushing Meadows.”I’m getting there,” said Williams, who hasn’t dropped a set this week as she pursues a fourth Toronto title to go with those she won in 2001, 2011 and 2013. “It’s definitely not where I want to be, but I’m getting there.” Bouzkova books Serena ‘dream’Osaka said she played too defensively — something she said was hard to avoid when Williams was hitting 31 winners.”But I think there were chances where she hit shorter balls, but I wasn’t expecting her to hit the shorter balls, so I didn’t move up on time,” she said. In the semi-finals Williams will face Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova, who advanced when Wimbledon champion Simona Halep retired with Achilles tendon trouble after dropping their first set 6-4. “I’ve always wanted to play Serena,” said Bouzkova, a 21-year-old ranked 91st in the world.”It’s always my dream to play against her.” Bouzkova notched her third straight win over a Grand Slam champion, having beaten former US Open winner Sloane Stephens and former French Open champ Jelena Ostapenko. But Halep marked her first win over a top-five player. The Romanian, who roared back from 0-4 down to level the set at 4-4 only to lose the last two games, said she had been bothered by her Achilles tendon from the start of the tournament.”And today I felt it more, so that’s why I decided to retire,” said Halep, no doubt exercising extra caution with the final Grand Slam of the year due to start on August 26. Despite the defeat, Osaka is assured of a return to world number one next week after the second-round exit of top-ranked Australian Ashleigh Barty and a quarter-final defeat for third-ranked Czech Karolina Pliskova.Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu ousted Pliskova 6-0, 2-6, 6-4 after one hour and 49 minutes to doom the Czech’s bid to regain the top spot for the first time since 2017. Andreescu advanced to a semi-final clash with American Sofia Kenin, who defeated Ukraine sixth seed Elina Svitolina 7-6 (7/2), 6-4. last_img read more

Webster makes Tewaaraton Watch List, shines for Syracuse early in season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 5, 2014 at 2:05 am Contact Tyler: tfpiccot@syr.edu As No. 2 Syracuse trotted onto the practice field Friday, it was nearly impossible to miss the broad smile that appeared on the face of senior midfielder Katie Webster.It was an understandable reaction for someone placed on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List hours earlier, along with teammates Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor.“It’s so cool,” Webster said. “Obviously I’m here for the team and everything, but it’s exciting that they named me too.”Apparently, the excitement didn’t wear off by Sunday afternoon.Webster paced the Orange (6-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) during the first half of its 12-7 victory over Towson with three goals in a span of 9:08. The hat trick was her second in as many games, and she now ranks fifth on the team with 13 points on the season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs a senior, Webster is the anchor of a midfield unit that has had a lot of offensive success. But even with the added pressure that accompanies this duty, she’s having more fun than ever during her final season.“I think it’s everything and more,” Webster said. “We get to see amazing things, and I get to have the best friends in the world.”Webster’s role on the team has changed significantly since she first arrived at Syracuse prior to the 2011 season. She became an immediate scoring threat as a freshman and finished the spring with 31 goals. She added another 41 the following year and played more like an attack than a pure midfielder.Starting in 2013, though, things began to change. With the explosive emergence of Treanor and offensive domination of Murray, the Syracuse native wasn’t expected to pile up the goals anymore. She had to adapt and excel away from the cage.“Last year and this year, I’ve turned into more of a true middie,” Webster said. “Going hard from 30-to-30, and that’s where they need me so I’m happy to be that.”Her work ethic and team-first philosophy have made her one of the most respected players on the Syracuse sideline. Teammate Gabby Jaquith, who missed all of 2013 with an injury, considers Webster one of her best friends and a fierce competitor.“She’s honestly an unbelievable player,” Jaquith said. “Playing with Katie, I get better every single day and can’t wait to see what she does this season.”Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said Webster is a team captain for a reason. She’s very coachable and will do whatever it takes to help the team win. That’s why he wouldn’t be surprised if her hot start extends through the entire season.“We could really use her senior leadership on the offense to create some balance,” Gait said. “Just hope we can get more of that all year long.”So far so good, as the regular starting trio of Webster, Jaquith and Amy Cross has combined for 22 goals out of the Orange midfield. For now, though, Webster’s main focus is Monday’s game against No. 3 Maryland, the fourth-consecutive ranked opponent that Syracuse must face. Although a third hat trick would be nice, she said she’ll be happy to share the scoring wealth with her teammates.That mindset may not win the Tewaaraton Trophy, but it’ll help SU contend for a title. That way, all of her teammates can smile along with her.“When I was told that I could play college lacrosse, I never thought that it was this huge family,” Webster said. “We know how each other plays and let each other do their thing, and that’s how we have the chemistry right now.” Commentslast_img read more

Ronaldo Sent off as Real Sinks Barcelona

first_imgSUPER CUP CLASSICOReal Madrid made light of a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo to deal a further blow to Barcelona by winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quick-fire yellow cards after blasting Madrid into a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes to go.However, Real extended their advantage with 10 men thanks to a sumptuous late strike from Marco Asensio.Earlier, Lionel Messi’s penalty had cancelled out Gerard Pique’s own goal as Barca failed to get the early season boost they needed after losing Brazilian star Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee.The sides will meet again in Madrid for the second-leg on Wednesday.Without Neymar, Barca struggled to find their rhythm going forward as Gerard Deulofeu failed to impress in the role alongside Messi and Luis Suarez up front.Suarez had the hosts’ best effort of a timid opening half when his driven low volley was collected at the second attempt by Keylor Navas.At the other end Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s only serious save of the first period came when Gareth Bale’s effort from Isco’s dangerous cross was turned over.Madrid immediately upped a gear at the start of the second period and were rewarded with the opening goal in a manner that would have delighted most Real fans.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Jason Manley wins 18th Annual Jackalope Open

first_imgOnce again beautiful weather prevailed Friday, August 5, with overcast skies keeping down the heat for the 18th Annual Jackalope Open played at Burapha Golf and Country Club.Jason Manley (left) receives his trophies from Murray Kerr (right) after winning the 18th Annual Jackalope Open.Jason Manley shot one of the best rounds of his life, scoring 44 points to be crowned the winner of the 18th Annual Jackalope Open.Over 85 golfers teed it up for the “fun” charity event, and most impressively the first group made it back to the clubhouse in just 3 hours, 45 minutes. The average time for all groups was an equally impressive 4 hours.Andy Evan Memorial Best Sportsmanship Award winner Bob “Scar” Taylor (center) receives his trophy from Murray Kerr (left) and Mark Gorda (right).The turnout was somewhat less than expected, most likely in part due to the economy and the low price of oil and gas.  However, those that did take part were able to collect their anniversary golf shirt, which this year paid homage to the loss of good friend and fellow Canadian Wayne Ogonoski.  Sadly, Wayne passed away this year.  He was always a big part of the Jackalope, keeping scores at the tournament, as well as running the charity’s website and always being on hand to help the needy when funds and goods were distributed.Bennie Hansen (left) won Division 3 with 38 Stableford points. Along with the golf shirt, golfers were given quality Jackalope towels donated by Retox Game On and emblazoned with “Jackalope Open 2016 The Fun Tournament 18th Anniversary” and the distinctive Jackalope logo.  Entrants could also pick up tees, stickers and ball markers after the 10 a.m. registration, on their way to the Caesar table.After the traditional noon shotgun start, on course refreshments were handled by JD Crowley on A4 and Blue Moose on B7, plus four liquid refreshment carts that circulated throughout the course.Fred Birch (left) won Division 2 with 39 points.Once back inside the clubhouse, hungry golfers were treated to a delicious buffet provided by the Burapha staff while they waited for their scorecard to be checked and tabulated by John Emmerson and his team.Once the technical prizes were announced and presented there was one final prize to be awarded, the Jack Levy – Macallan Insurance Broker Longest Putt Challenge on hole B9.  This welcome addition to the charity event features a 20,000 baht prize, with 10,000 baht going to the winner and 10,000 baht to the Jackalope charity.  Joe Sullivan sunk the longest first putt, earning 10,000 baht, of which he gave back 5,000 baht to charity.Joe St Laurent (left) was top Rabbit on the day.After the flight winners were announced and trophies handed out, the excitement built throughout the raffle, leading up to the 50/50 draw which this year featured a pot of 180,000 baht, with 90,000 going to the winner. The lucky winner was none other than birthday boy Mark Gorda, who immediately donated his 90,000 baht winnings straight back into the charity coffers. Well done Mark!Birthday boy Mark Gorda blows out his candles as (left to right) Noodle Russell, Murray Kerr and Lumpy Russell lead the audience in the birthday song.In all, early estimates showed the amount raised during the event would be enough to ensure the Jackalope Open would once again be able to donate 400,000 baht to the Jesters Care for Kids charity drive.Special mention goes to the Global Top Group who donated 50,000 baht towards the Jackalope/Camillian Centre. Thank you.Ladies winner Noodle Russell prepares to tee off.Thanks go to Mike (the manager of the golf course) and all the staff at Burapha Golf & Resort for their excellent service provided on the day.  Thanks also to the following businesses and individuals who either donated their time and staff or helped to raise an outstanding amount for the 2016 charity fund: John Kennedy, Colin Mearns, Retox Bar, Macallan Insurance, Jack Levy, TQ, Jesters, Pattaya Sports Club, The Haven Hotel, Indian By Nature, JD Crowley, Blue Moose, Pie Guy, The Clubhouse Jomtien, Q Car Rentals, Pattaya Mail, Rick Moren, Todd Moren, Mike Peters, Stacey O’Toole, Joe and Glenna Ernst, Ryan Woods, Wayne and Anthony Stennes, Alan Vick, Danny Omlund, John Thowsen, Mike O’halloran, Pen and Neil Sandilands, Paul Erb, John Emmerson, Wade Oldenburg, Rob Kennedy, Murray and Mamo Kerr, Doug Campbell, Glenn Unflat, Glen Fiala, Pattaya Pickle, Mark Robbins and Chris Oxley, Bill Freeman, Pinky, Stewart and Randy ‘The Beer Cart Bunch’, and a host of other helpers too numerous to mention.Overall WinnerJason Manley 44ptsDivision 11st Charles Murray 40pts2nd Rob Barnes 39pts3rd Neil Skilton 38ptsDivision 21st Fred Birch 39pts2nd Darren Stanto 37pts3rd Dave Dairah 36ptsDivision 31st Bennie Hansen 38pts2nd Bernie Morris 36pts3rd Mike Lovell 35ptsLadies1st Noodle Russell2nd Pigawan VincentRabbits1st Joe St Laurent2nd Chris Balislie3rd Paal ImhofTechnical prize winnersJoe Sullivan – long putt on #9Near Pin A3: Ladies: Rong Carungay; Rabbits Julian Arawec; Div 3 Chris Harkins; Div 2 Paal Imhof; Div 1 Simon Philbrook.Near Pin A6: Ladies Oyjai Wilanan; Rabbits No Winner; Dive 3 Mike Lowell; Div 2 Barry the Bookie; Div 1 Bob Newell.Near Pin B3: Ladies Noodle Russell; Rabbits No winner; Div 3 Bernie Morris; Div 2 Lumpy Russell; Div 1 JB Russell.Near Pin B8: Ladies Noodle Russell; Rabbits No winner; Div 1 No winner; Div 2 Darren Stanton; Div 3 Andreas GreenacherLong Drive: Rabbits Rob Kennedy; Div 3 Joe Sullivan; Div 2 Peter Thomas; Dive 1 Tyson Dunlop.Andy Evan Memorial Best Sportsmanship AwardBob “Scar” Taylor.last_img read more

A year of Lei

first_imgIn a recent talk with AS, coach Jordi Vinyals, who between 2015 and mid-2019 was the architect who built the Qingdao Huanghai from nowhere, now in the Chinese Super League, explained that it is about “an impact athlete in his country, as at the time happened with Yao Ming and basketball. The Chinese are very idolaters in sports in which they do not stand out as a power, and Wu Lei is a paradigm, “explained Vinyals, who therefore considers his signing” was a total success on the part of the owner of Espanyol“. As a clue, Espanyol has budgeted for this year 2019-20 an increase of 37 percent in commercial and advertising revenues, up to 14.77 million. And that without counting the contribution of Manbet X, a gaming company that He has left Real Madrid to sponsor Espanyol, although mysteriously the agreement has not yet been made public.Wu Lei is able to pulverize the sale of t-shirts (40,000 with its number and name in its first four months, much more than the sum of the other players) or cause more than 40 percent of Espanyol’s followers on social networks are Chinese, thanks to platforms such as Weibo, WeChat or Toutiao, which the entity takes care of daily with native personnel adding content. How brutal is the Wu Lei phenomenon? But nothing would be Wu Lei if sports performance didn’t accompany him. The best soccer player in China, who He has received two Golden Balls from his country since he landed in Espanyol, has already participated in 46 official matches between LaLiga, the Europa League and the Copa del Rey, in which he has scored nine goals. One of them, on May 18, signed the return of Espanyol to continental competitions after 13 seasons. And it earned him to leave on Cornellà’s shoulders. And, speaking of shoulders, he agreed to play five months with a damaged one.It is clear that Wu has fallen. And that, with his family, he adapts more every day. “You can already understand a conversation in Spanish, even if it costs him to express himself “, he affirms to this newspaper Daniel Yan, correspondent for Titan Sports, which tells the player’s daily life for Chinese readers. “He has managed to change the country’s football culture in record time. At first, if Wu didn’t play, people insulted Espanyol, the coach, the teammate who played instead. But now they have understood the circumstances, their own abilities and the level of LaLiga. “Weibo ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Wu Lei posed in the prolegames of the match against Athletic holding a shirt that read the motto “Cheer up, Wuhan!” In both Spanish and Chinese, alluding to his compatriots affected by the coronavirus.Weibo “Many few do a lot; many grains of sand make a pagoda.” With a Chinese proverb, of those who like to pronounce the Espanyol owner Chen Yansheng, it could gloss the first anniversary since Wu Lei landed at the parakeet club, on January 28, 2019. An economically opaque operation (published in China that paid two million to Cornellà to Shanghai SIPG, its original equipment, an amount clearly below the market price), but that, grain by grain, has been reporting huge revenues to Espanyol.The attacker’s impact It has been such that it became part determinant (along with television revenues and Europeans) for LaLiga to extend the salary limit of the parakeet club. That is, so that Raúl de Tomás, Adrián Embarba and Leandro Cabrera could sign. As it is. Hence, sports and corporate area will go to the greed to be attributed the merit. From a financial point of view, Wu Lei has attracted two capital sponsors, LD Sports (which looks on the front of the shirt at a rate of about four million euros a year) and iFlytek, whose benefits are unknown. “The same goes for his teammates, who increasingly know their qualities better. And those who get along better with him, like Naldo or Vargas, are also very popular in China and people worry when they don’t play, “says Yan.The play, which a year ago raised more than reasonable doubts, has become a ‘win win’, as was found after the goal of Wu Lei in the derby against Barça: gave a valuable draw and, bouncing, thes shares of Rastar Group, the conglomerate owner of Espanyol, grew by more than 100 million in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.Now the question lies in whether there will be a second anniversary. Your contract expires in December of this 2020, renewable for another calendar year.. The future can also be Lei’s.last_img read more