GoT stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie debut as a couple at Olivier Awards

first_imgKit Harington and Rose Leslie–aka Jon Snow and Ygritte, respectively, of Game of Thrones–made their first public appearance as a couple at the Olivier Awards on Sunday.The couple couldn’t stop themselves from indulging in PDA as they attended the award show on Sunday at The Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden, reported Aceshowbiz.The couple seemed smitten as they embraced each other while posing for photographers on the red carpet.They looked happier than ever as they were all smiles while looking at each other. At one point during a red carpet photoshoot, the couple shared a kiss.The 29-year-old actress looked elegant wearing a metallic floor-length gown with geometric pattern complete with a silver choker necklace.She kept her makeup minimal, as she sported nude lips with her hair tied up in a bun. Meanwhile, Harington, 29, opted for a dapper look, wearing a black suit over a white shirt and a black bow-tie.Harington and Leslie began dating in 2012, but they broke up a year later. They sparked reconciliation rumours in 2014, when they were spotted getting cosy.Earlier this year, the pair were spotted getting cosy in a restaurant in Soho, London. According to an insider, the two were acting “very coupley” as Leslie ruffled “her hands through Kits hair.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Madrid routs Galatasaray with 3 goals in opening 15 minutes

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Late charge calls, Doncic’s 27 help Mavericks top Magic Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES The result ended Madrid’s three-game winless streak at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in the Champions League, leaving the 13-time champion in good position in Group A after a winless start that had fans fearing the team’s first group-stage elimination since the 1989-90 season.Madrid has seven points, five more than third-place Club Brugge, which lost 1-0 at leader Paris Saint-Germain in the group’s other match. PSG remained perfect with 12 points — and has secured its spot in the knockout stages — while Galatasaray is last with one point.Madrid had lost twice and drawn once in its previous three home games in the Champions League. It has never gone four matches in a row without a win at the Bernabéu in the European tournament. Madrid’s last Spanish league game at home also was a draw — 0-0 against Real Betis on Saturday.Madrid had opened its Champions League campaign with a 3-0 loss at PSG and a 2-2 draw against Club Brugge at home, then earned a 1-0 win at Galatasaray in the previous round. It needs two points from its last two matches to guarantee it will advance.Galatasaray has only two wins in its last 24 Champions League games and is winless in nine straight. It hasn’t won in 16 consecutive away matches in the European competition.ADVERTISEMENT Brazilian teenager Rodrygo had a dream Champions League debut at home, scoring the quickest brace in tournament history and his first hat trick with Madrid.Karim Benzema got a double to reach 50 Champions League goals with the Spanish club, surpassing Alfredo Di Stefano’s tally.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceRodrygo scored twice in the opening seven minutes, and Sergio Ramos added the third from a penalty in the 14th to put Madrid on its way to a comfortable home victory. Benzema added the fourth just before halftime and scored again late in the second half, while Rodrygo sealed his hat trick in stoppage time.“We can be happy with our performance today,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “Not only because of the six goals, but also because we kept a clean sheet. We played a complete match. We got the best version of all of our players.” “It was really difficult after we started losing 3-0,” Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim said. “Real Madrid was amazing tonight, we have to recognize that. But we made everything easier for them. We did not put on a fight. If we are going to lose, we at least have to put on a fight, and we did not do that.”Rodrygo got off to a fast start, scoring after a nice cutback move inside the area in the fourth minute and with a header in the seventh. Fellow Brazilian Marcelo, in his 100th game in UEFA club competitions, set up both goals by the 18-year-old forward before being substituted before halftime with an injury.Ramos scored the third from a penalty kick awarded by video review after a defender stepped on Toni Kroos’ foot at the edge of the area. It took more than three minutes from the time of the tackle until Ramos’ shot from the penalty spot.Rodrygo, who has quickly become the preferred Brazilian teenager for Zidane instead of Vinícius Júnior, provided the pass for Benzema’s 45th-minute goal from close range. The French striker found the net again with an easy strike in the 81st after a low cross by Dani Carvajal, then set up Rodrygo’s hat trick in the final minutes, with the youngster scoring from inside the area.“We are not surprised by what Rodrygo did,” Zidane said. “We all know that he has great quality and he has been taking advantage of his chances.”Madrid hosts PSG, and Galatasaray welcomes Club Brugge, on Nov 26.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Real Madrid’s Rodrygo celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during a Champions League group A soccer match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)MADRID — It took less than 15 minutes for Real Madrid to erase fears of another setback at home as it put its Champions League campaign back on track.With three goals in the first 14 minutes, Madrid cruised to a 6-0 win over Galatasaray on Wednesday, moving closer to the knockout stages and ending the Turkish team’s chances of advancing in the European competition.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Rice industry paralysis View commentslast_img read more

WATCH: Dillon Stoner Completes TD Pass To James Washington Late In 4th Against CMU

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Before the complete madness to end the game, Mike Gundy decided to put freshman Dillon Stoner in as QB on 4th down from the Central Michigan two yard line with OSU trailing 24-20 late in the 4th quarter. What is he doing, I thought.Then Stoner flipped a pass to James Washington for the go-ahead score, and my heart slowed down. I guess that’s why he makes $3.6 million a year, I thought. Then the end of the game happened and I wondered why he made even $3,600.Gundy rocking a mullet and rolling a true freshman out there with the entire season on the line in Week 2 to run out of the wildcat formation is as Gundy as it gets though. Man, this would have been a sweet game-winner.#Big12FB: @CowboyFB on 4th and 1? Call on Washington for the TD. pic.twitter.com/n5IqgaXZ2g— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) September 10, 2016last_img read more

‘Maguire may be worth £80m but he’s no Ferdinand’

first_imgHarry Maguire may be the most expensive defender in world football, but the £80 million ($96m) man is no Rio Ferdinand, says former Manchester United midfielder Kleberson.The Red Devils moved to break that transfer record once again over the summer, with a big-money deal done with Premier League rivals Leicester.United raised that particular bar for the first time back in 2002, with Ferdinand lured away from arch-rivals Leeds. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Some 17 years on and another England international centre-half has been acquired to bolster the back line at Old Trafford.Maguire has made a bright start to his time in Manchester, but Kleberson believes he will forever operate in the shadow of a United legend.He told Your-promotional-code: “If you look back, Ferdinand was unbelievable. And I don’t think anyone could be close to his level of performance.”His style was totally different to the current United defenders. His commitment to regain the ball was smart, he covered space well against players like [Didier] Drogba.”I don’t see Maguire or [Victor] Lindelof being able to do the same. They’re far, far away from Ferdinand. Rio is one of the best I’ve played with.”I always knew one-on-one he was going to win the ball, so I could prepare to receive to receive the ball from him and attack. I was 100 per cent sure he would win the ball.”Harry Maguire Manchester United Chelsea Premier League 2019While Maguire is considered to be short of Ferdinand’s standard, Kleberson admits he is a shrewd addition for United’s class of 2019.The Brazilian added: “Harry Maguire is a big name for any English club.”In the World Cup he did a good job, but he’s going to have a few tough moments in one on one’s and his pace is not the best.”United need to ensure he’s helped by a strong midfield, to help cover him and defend as a unit.”I don’t know if he will manage to cover on his own like at times against Chelsea.”Maguire helped the Red Devils to a 4-0 victory over Chelsea on debut and has already become the main man in a defensive unit which has struggled for stability and consistency over recent years.”In the Premier League, you have a lot of good strikers but not as many good defenders,” said Kleberson.”Maguire has moved for a lot of money but I think the defenders aren’t as good in the league as they were a few years ago, therefore teams need to pay more.”With Maguire and Lindelof, I don’t know if [Chris] Smalling and [Phil] Jones need to leave but of course their opportunities to play will be a bit less.”Especially as the new defenders have played very well in their first opportunity.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

EYEWITNESS The hype…

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Looking back…February 1, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”Eyewitness…Concerns …by IMF about oil moneyJuly 13, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Déjà vu…July 11, 2017In “EYEWITNESS” …in oilLike they say, “mout’ open and story jump out!”. This time, it might’ve been from the mouth of babes, but it sure exposed the Government’s real take on the oil Exxon found off our shores. The headline in the official State mouthpiece, said it all, “Medgar Evers buys into the hype – sells Guyana as the next big oil producer in the Western hemisphere.” Medgers Evers is a Community College in Brooklyn that has a lot of West Indians in its student body.Yep!! That’s what they said… now we all know when you talk about “the hype” what’s going on, don’t we? It’s to “big up” something that’s really mediocre. Like saying we have “West Indian” beaches!! The dictionary says, “to intensify (advertising, promotion, or publicity) by ingenious or questionable claims, methods, etc,” and also “to trick; gull.” And that’s exactly what the Government’s been doing the moment they sneaked into office, just after the oil find was announced – “tricking and gulling!!”Completely clueless on how to run a government in this modern, globalised world, the APNU/AFC coalition has managed to perform the remarkable feat of turning the most consistently top performing economy in the Region into one staring into the abyss. The stake was nailed into sugar’s heart; rice is on tenterhooks after the Government refused to re-engage Venezuela on its lucrative markets; timber and forestry has dried up and bauxite in on life support.So for now, the Government touts gold, which has rebounded on the world markets and for the future we get the “hype” on oil!! Gold has very little effect on the man in the “South” minibus so, like the white bible thumping missionaries of yore pushing “heaven”, the Guyanese public’s supposed to bear their chafe and wait for the “good life” to arrive with oil, manana! But not before Trotman, the hapless Government’s point man on oil, tried to convince god-knows-who that he could get money from Exxon “up front”!! The only thing “up front” was the bum’s rush he got from the Texas oil company!!The next hype was an “oil refinery”. But that was soon laughed out of polite discussion after Exxon and every other expert in the world, said it just wasn’t feasible. Ditto with an “oil facility” at Crab Island. Maybe Trotman was thinking about a “crab facility”? Well, for sure, he gotten his old friend Chris Ram “crabby” enough to declare that Trotman was a “liability” to Guyana!!The “liability” hadn’t realised he revealed his incompetence when he revealed he’d renegotiated the Exxon contract to the latter’s benefit when he’d claimed the contract was immutable.But evidently only when Guyana could’ve benefited!!…for HeffThe passing of Hugh Heffner marks the passing of an age. Everyone over 60 knows the Dark Ages extant before Heff finally arrived on the scene. And those googling all sorts of natural images on the Internet should thank the man who freed up the western world from its prudish ways. In case you’re still living under a rock, Hugh Heffner’s the fella who brought out the Magazine “Playboy” back in the day, and made it OK for churchgoers to ogle nubile, young, naked women!!When Jimmy Carter confessed as to how he’d “lusted in his heart” he was probably referring to what happened when he peeked at the Playboy centrefold during his White House days!! Now there was always porn circulating before Heff…but they were always done surreptitiously and ILLEGALLY! By combining well-written articles on all manner of subjects – including politics, in Playboy, respectable men could with a straight face, pretend they were ogling the fine print!!It’s a sign of the times that Heff’s daughter succeeded him at the helm of the Playboy empire!…on the bridge scam continuesIt’s not OK to have a prequalification procedure for pharma for the GPHC and the Public Health Ministry, but it’s OK to have one for the Demerara Harbour Bridge?Something’s not OK!! read more

Tempest Milky Way timelapse video shows epic storms in South Dakota

first_imgYou don’t have to look much further than Randy Halverson’s Vimeo page to continually find a great time-lapse video. It wasn’t until we looked back at all our Randy Halverson posts that we realized we’ve posted on three other Halverson videos, and each have been as amazing as the one before it.The photographer first wowed us with his winter time-lapse video shot in -25 degree temperatures during the cold South Dakota winter. Halverson then impressed us with his “Orion” time-lapse shot with the Orion, otherwise known as the Merlin or Celestron, telescope. His third video we featured was also shot in the plains of South Dakota, this time capturing some amazing shots of the Milky Way.The “Tempest Milky Way” again features the South Dakotan plains (after all, his production name is DakotaLapse). This time, Halverson shot the video between June and August and, in addition to getting more amazing shots of the Milky Way Galaxy, concentrated on capturing storms. South Dakota summers bring frequent and sometimes severe thunderstorms with high winds, thunder, and hail. South Dakota experiences about 30 tornadoes a year, and the eastern part of the state is considered part of Tornado Alley.Halverson said that the storm has to be moving at the right speed and the lighting can overexpose the long exposures, so these are difficult shots to get. He said that in one instance, within a minute of picking up the camera and dolly, 70mph winds hit him. In the video below, you can see a storm brewing around the 44-second mark, and another awesome storm hits at about 1:28. A great lightning storm makes an appearance at 2:22, and the grand finale storm starts at 3:00.Another pretty neat thing to look for is the Whitetail buck at 1:57 that makes a quick appearance. The buck was about 50 yards from the camera, and was caught on 20 frames. He was there for about 10 minutes, but, of course, in the video, it’s there for less than a second.As for the technical aspects, he shot the video using a Canon 5D Mark II, a Canon 60D, and Canon T2i with Cannon 16-35 and Tokina 11-16 lenses. Everything was shot in RAW format, and, like in past videos, he used the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly.last_img read more

Greek beaches maintain Blue Flag level of quality

first_imgDoing even better than last year, the Greek beaches still remain some of the best in the world when it comes to quality.That can be confirmed by the fact that 519 of Greece’s beaches have received the coveted Blue Flag award, coming second out of 47 other nations; only Spain had more and came first with 590.In addition, 15 Greek marinas and one sustainable tourism boat also received the award, further solidifying the quality of the Greek waters.The improvement, when compared to the previous year is obvious, as only 486 beaches and 12 marinas were approved then, which is still quite an impressive number.The Blue Flag distinction is only given to beaches that have met certain strict educational, environmental, safety and access-related criteria; it is awarded by the Foundation of Environmental Education, which maintains its headquarters in the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

2018 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament On Saturday

first_imgFor registration information and tournament stats visit www.HomerWinterKing.com. For 2017 there were 299 Boats, 1007 Anglers, and 216 fish caught & weighed. The 25th annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament kicks  Saturday, March 24. The tournament is a one day event that takes place at Kachemak Bay. The 2017 Champion Ronald A. Johnson of Homer, took home over $53,000 for his 25.65lb white king salmon.  Payouts for the top ten anglers totaled over $120,000.00. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-winter-king-tourney.mp3VmJennifer-on-winter-king-tourney.mp300:00RPd According to Speakman a new feature this year will be food trucks at the tournament site: “It’s just going to be a really fun afternoon down at the harbor, and the weather is supposed to be incredible.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Every March anglers take to the waters of Kachemak Bay in search of King Salmon. The one-day tournament awards tens of thousands of dollars in prize money to the largest kings caught. There are additional opportunities for side bets, prizes offered every hour of the tournament. After the fishing lines are pulled from the water join the festivities at the weigh in located at Coal Point on the Homer Spit. Debbie Speakman, Executive Director with the Homer Chamber of Commerce: “The rules are the same, but in the spirit of really protecting the resource we have gone down to one fish per angler.”last_img read more

Tis The Season For The KPBSD Winter Concert Series

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享You can tell winter by calendar, by temperature, or by concert season, so if the days are getting shorter and the mornings chillier, it is time to think about the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Winter Programs. AURORA BOREALIS CHARTER SCHOOL – December 4, 6:00 p.m., Christmas Concert, KCHS AuditoriumCOOPER LANDING SCHOOL – December 14, 5:30 p.m., Christmas Program with Potluck DinnerHOMER HIGH SCHOOL – December 17, 7:00 pm, Winter Concert, Mariner Theater; December 19, 7:00 pm, Candlelight Carols & Desserts, Mariner TheaterHOMER MIDDLE SCHOOL – December 13, 7:00 p.m, Winter Concert, Homer High Mariner TheaterHOPE SCHOOL – December 8, 5:00 p.m., Holiday Community Carnival; December 19, 6:00 p.m, Student ConcertK-BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 11, 6:30 p.m., K-2 Christmas Concert, Soldotna High Auditorium; December 18, 6:30 p.m., Winter Band Concert, K-Beach GymKALEIDOSCOPE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCE CHARTER SCHOOL – December 13, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert, Kenai Central High School; December 18, 6:00 p.m., Band Concert 4-5 Grade, Kaleidoscope GymKENAI CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL – December 11, 7:00 p.m., Dessert Auction and Holiday Concert featuring the KMS Concert & Intermediate Band, KCHS Concert & Jazz Band, KCHS Auditorium; December 16, 3:00 p.m., Holiday Choir Concert, KCHS AuditoriumKENAI MIDDLE SCHOOL – December 6, 7:00 p.m., Winter Choir Concert, KCHS Auditorium; December 11, 7:00 p.m., Dessert Auction and Holiday Concert featuring the KMS Concert & Intermediate Band, KCHS Concert & Jazz Band, KCHS AuditoriumMCNEIL CANYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 6, 6:30 p.m., Winter Concert, McNeil Canyon GymMOOSE PASS SCHOOL – December 7, 7:00 p.m., Music ProgramMOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 10, 6:00 p.m., Band Concert, Gym; December 17, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades 1-3, KCHS AuditoriumNANWALEK SCHOOL – January 3, 1:00 p.m., Nanwalek Christmas ProgramNIKISKI MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL – December 4, 7:00 p.m., AuditoriumNIKISKI NORTH STAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 6, 6:00 p.m., Kindergarten Winter Concert, NNS Gym; December 6, 6:45 p.m., Concert and Modern Band Winter Concert, NNS Gym; December 11, 6:00 p.m., Christmas Concert Grades 1-2, NMHS AuditoriumPAUL BANKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 11, 12:30 p.m., Winter Program, Homer High Mariner TheatrePORT GRAHAM SCHOOL – December 21, 2:00 p.m., Port Graham Christmas Caroling ProgramREDOUBT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 6, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades 1-2-3, Soldotna High Auditorium; December 11, 6:00 p.m., Winter Band Concert, Redoubt GymSEWARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 18, 7 p.m., Swing Holiday ProgramSEWARD HIGH SCHOOL – January 14, 6:30 p.m., Music Collective Winter ConcertSKYVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL – December 13, 7:00 p.m., Winter Concert Band, Choir, DrumlineSOLDOTNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 4, 6:30 p.m., Christmas Concert, Soldotna High Audtitorium; December 18, 6:00 p.m., Band & Choir Concert (SOEL and SMCS), Soldotna Elementary GymSOLDOTNA HIGH SCHOOL – December 18, 7:00 p.m., Band, CHoir, Jazz, Swing Choir, Soldotna High AuditoriumSOLDOTNA MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL – December 3, 6:30 p.m., Winter Concert Grades K-6, Soldotna High Auditorium; December 18, 6:00 p.m., Band & Choir Concert (SOEL and SMCS), Soldotna Elementary GymSTERLING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 6, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades K-3; December 11, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades 4-6 and bandSUSAN B. ENGLISH SCHOOL – December 13, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades K-12TEBUGHNA SCHOOL – December 18, 2:00 p.m.,  Holiday ProgramWEST HOMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 4, 12:30 p.m., Christmas Program, Homer High Mariner Theater Pegge Erkeneff Communications Liaison for KPBSD: “Take a break and get into the holiday spirit. You can also see the talent that we have using music as learning and in the arts at our schools.”  To find the full schedule, click here: KPBSD Winter Concerts and Music Programs. There are 29 schools in the district that are hosting some time of concert or Christmas program throughout the holiday season.last_img read more

Kumaraswamy Government in Karnataka Under Threat 2 Congress

first_imgBengaluru: In a fresh setback to the HD Kumaraswamy coalition government in Karnataka, two Congress MLAs on Monday resigned from the state Assembly, reducing the party’s strength to 78 in the 225-member House. Congress MLA from Vijayanagar Anand Singh and MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi from Gokak in Belagavi district submitted their resignation letters to the Assembly Speaker. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us “Yes. I have resigned. Today morning, I submitted the resignation,” Anand Singh said. The MLA refused to disclose the reason behind his step. He said he will meet Governor Vajubhai Vala and inform him about his decision. Recently, Anand Singh had held a press conference in Bellary against the sale of 3,667 acres of land to JSW Steel in which he had hinted that he would step down. It is speculated that he would join the BJP. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us When told that Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar was yet to confirm his resignation, he said, “Is it so? Then I will resign again.” The Speaker, however, denied having received any resignation. “I have not received any resignation. Nobody had approached me to give me any resignation,” he said. Taking to twitter, JD(S) leader and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who is presently in the US, said he was aware of the political developments in the state. “The foundation laying of Kalabhairaveshwara Temple is going on at New Jersey under the aegis of Swamiji. I am watching all the developments from here. BJP is daydreaming to destabilise the government,” he tweeted. Reports were rife that at least six more MLAs from the Congress would also rebel against their party.last_img read more

Cards Arrive in Evanston for NCAA Regional

first_imgStory Links ESPN Watch After a two-hour rain delay, the sun came out and Cards finally took the field for a spirited and competitive 90-minute practice session in preparation for Friday’s regional-opening game against Southern Illinois.  Print Friendly Version The weekend aheadDATES: May 17-19, 2019LOCATION: Evanston, Ill.VENUE: Sharon Drysdale FieldTELEVISION: ESPN3ANNOUNCERS: Kevin Fitzgerald (play-by-play), Jennie Ritter (analysis) Tickets The University of Louisville softball team began its NCAA regional experience on Thursday with practice day at Northwestern’s Sharon J. Drysdale Field. Take a look at the photo gallery from Thursday’s practice: /galleries?gallery=7817 NCAA Evanston Regional ScheduleFriday, May 17Game 1: Southern Illinois vs. Louisville, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)Game 2: Detroit Mercy at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)Saturday, May 18Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 2 p.m.Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 4:30 p.m.Game 5: Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3, 7 p.m.Sunday, May 19Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, 2:00 p.m.Game 7*: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 4:30 p.m.*If necessaryAll times Eastern Important information for the weekend ahead. Evanston Regional Central Thursday Practice Photo Gallery Live Scoring last_img read more

Reaper Tale of a Pale Swordsman gets mobile hack and slash right

first_imgThe most common problem with mobile games is the difficulty found coping with the interface in order to enjoy the game. Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman has found a fun way around this issue, and in doing so has created an incredibly fun game available on most mobile platforms.We’ve come to expect great things from Hexage, the mobile game developer team responsible for half a dozen amazing games on iOS, Android, and other platforms. Their games range from tower defense to robot combat and even a quirky spaceship shooter. Each of their games is skillfully crafted to play nice with a wide variety of screen sizes, so you get the same experience on the iPhone 5 as you do on the Surface RT and everything in between.Their latest title puts you in control of a tiny swordsman, who has been awakened from a deep sleep to reset the natural order of things in the fight between a savage magical wilderness and a steam era imperial empire. This is Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman.Reaper’s greatest asset is its controls. Instead of resigning the user to a virtual D-Pad with simple controller style buttons, the whole screen is your playground. The control area is split into several zones, making it so you tap with your left thumb to go left or right in this 2D world.The left hand side of the screen has a pair of left and right indicators to keep you on the right path, but you can use any point in the space directly above that icon to move your player around. The right hand side of the screen is for combat, which is a combination of gestures and taps . You swipe around to make lunging attacks, while swiping up and down to perform more local slashing moves. Tapping controls jumping and double jumping, as well as a spinning attack for opponents in the air. It takes a minute to get used to, which is helped immensely by the tutorial offered in the beginning, but once you get the hang of it you’ll not want to go back to a virtual D-Pad. If you’ve got a physical controller for your device, Reaper supports that input style as well.You can play Reaper for free until your character reaches level 10. At that point you’ll be capped, and moving forward without paying for the game will be increasingly difficult. At level 6, the game will start asking you if you’d like to upgrade to the full version. Reaper’s full version is split into two versions, allowing you to pay up to $4.99 for a special edition of the game that includes unique weaponry and items.So far, Reaper is exactly the kind of quality we’ve all come to expect from Hexage, and well worth adding to your mobile collection.Now read: Dice releases Battlefield 4 PC system requirements VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Reapter Spin AttackReapter Spin AttackReaper StatsReaper Random EncounterReaper Level UpReapter Paylast_img read more

VIDEO Dart players perfect nine dart finish sends rowdy crowd into a

first_imgIn The States, darts is something most people play after having one to many beers at a local bar, but in Europe it’s a big deal, and the crowds are no joke.At the World Match Play Championships in London, pro darter Gary Anderson sent the crowd through the roof when he finished of his quarterfinal with a perfect nine dart finish to the match. The nine-dart finish is considered the highest single game achievement in the sport, a fact which was not lost on the crowd. They went nuts like it was the World Cup Final.Who knew dart fans got this crazy? With alcohol, anything is possible.last_img

Going out on un date – the cultural quirks of romance

first_imgRecommended: Ticos in a winter wonderlandIt is perhaps fitting that Valentine’s Day should be named after a martyr. More than anything, February 14th evokes that delectable yet somewhat torturous practice called “dating,” which human beings the world over are known to inflict on each other starting at puberty. If you think about it, the social image of Valentine’s Day is built not around love, or relationships, or even personal connections. At least in its quintessential expression, in the fancy dinner and the chocolates and the candles and the all-pervading red, Valentine’s Day is really Big Date Day.I am thankful for dating. As a woman, I consider it a symbol of my freedom to choose the person with whom I would like to spend my time, be it years or a few hours. In reminding us that we are not compatible with everyone, dating is a celebration of our individuality. My grandmother was never allowed that kind of liberty. She married a man she had seen only a couple of times and who asked for her hand when she was barely fifteen. It is true that she loved my grandfather, as do many people who enter arranged marriages or marriages with people they hardly know, but I am nonetheless relieved that I get to judge for myself, and that I can either like or dislike the men I meet. Dates, even bad dates, are a sign of social progress.That being said, I believe dating is one of the most curious rituals we observe on a regular basis. Here is a rite where two people, who typically don’t know each other, attempt to provide and obtain information relevant to mating while conversing in a public place. Of course, it is never as straightforward as that. Because we do not want it to feel like an audition and because we shy away from intensity, we try to combine it with other activities: eating, drinking or going to a movie. There is even a dating site dedicated to proposing ideas for first dates, ranging from “how about we make grilled cheese sandwiches for breakfast” to “how about we run six miles uphill at 5 a.m.”For years, Costa Ricans have shunned the use of dating sites. I often wondered why that was, in light of the fact that we are (or like to consider ourselves to be) a country of extroverts. But our extroversion is combined with a general mistrust of strangers. This could be related to crime. It could be related to a disastrous urbanization process that damaged our sense of community. I believe it might also be related to the size of the country and the tightness of our social networks: because we adhere to the cliché that everyone in Costa Rica knows everyone else, we feel awkward interacting personally with someone we have never met, and with whom we have no friends in common.This appears to have changed recently with the emergence of Tinder. I have been surprised to learn that many of my Costa Rican friends have joined the app in the last couple of years. It would seem that in this, as in other aspects, Costa Ricans are performing an act of cultural leapfrogging: skipping dating sites and going straight into dating apps, the way that we skipped over the early days of social media and landed squarely on Facebook. I wonder if our incursions into online dating mean that we are heading towards some form of standardization – if cultural and social norms governing our romantic and sexual interactions will eventually converge with those of other Western cultures.While it should be obvious by now that I am not an expert on dating, in any language, I have nonetheless learned a thing or two about romantic idiosyncrasies. Even with some level of convergence, dating in Costa Rica and the United States is a game with slightly different rules.Some of the differences are idiomatic. The word for “date” in Spanish (cita) is the same word you would use for a medical appointment. It is true that dating can sometimes feel like pulling teeth, but it is still a little weird to use the same term for getting a cocktail and a root canal. Costa Ricans therefore circumvent the word, saying they are going out, meeting someone or even that they have “un date,” in Spanglish. This nominal casualness extends beyond our verbiage: dating is less formal in Costa Rica, less codified. People go out, but there is nothing like the first date, second date, third date expectations that are commonplace in the United States. We also have an idiomatic joker card, which English speakers lack: “te quiero,” a lighter version of “I love you” that provides a safe ground during the first stages of a relationship. It’s like a mezzanine between the downstairs, friendly “me gustás” (“I like you”) and the upstairs, intimate “te amo” (“I love you”).There are likewise differences in the way we physically interact with each other that release some of the tension of the first encounters. Since we normally kiss, hug and compliment the way others look, even when we are not trying to pursue someone romantically, it is less strange to do so when you are actually out on a date. Traditions like meeting the parents also lack the meaning they carry in the U.S., given that our parents remain a more or less constant presence in our lives and usually live close by, if not in our same house (which, by the way, we need to do something about: Costa Ricans live with their parents way past the age they should).This ease is countered by other kinds of constraints. There is the constant running into people you know, the relatively limited offer of places to go to, and the risk that the person you are meeting has at some point dated one of your friends or is a friend of someone you’ve dated. We also continue to struggle with the effects of machismo, which seriously hamper the construction of healthy relationships.But I believe we are improving, and not just because of Tinder. I think we are exhibiting a more open-minded approach to meeting people and going out with strangers. After all, the “pura vida” philosophy should imply an inclusive view of the incredible diversity of life and people in it.Happy Big Date Day, folks. Tell someone you love them. Even a “te quiero” will do.Read previous Please Send Coffee! columns here.Raquel Chanto is a lawyer and policy wonk trying to survive international bureaucracy in Washington, D.C. In her monthly column “Please Send Coffee!” she explores aspects of Costa Rican culture and how they contrast with life abroad. Facebook Comments Related posts:Save the date: A Costa Rican abroad encounters social calendars Food choices, then and now: from Guayabitas to cage-free eggs Roommates: a strange concept for Ticos, but are we missing out? A love letter to Costa Rica’s second languagelast_img read more

Costa Rica approves stricter regulations for noise control from vehicles

first_imgCosta Rica’s roads may be a bit quieter in the future. A new law outlining stricter noise control regulations for vehicles will take effect in late October.Executive decree Nº 38937-MOPT, which was published last week in the official newspaper La Gaceta, sets new, lower limits on the volume of noise pollution different vehicles are allowed to emit. The existing regulation dates back to 1993.The fine for surpassing noise limits is ₡21,964 ($40), according to the country’s Traffic Law.The Traffic Administration is currently in the process of buying more sound level meters. Currently traffic police only have 23 of these devices for all seven provinces, but the administration hopes to at least double that number. Each meter costs around $7,000.The new law also establishes specific protocols and procedures for testing noise emissions in car exhaust systems, either on the road or at the mandatory technical vehicle inspection (RITEVE) stations. Facebook Comments Related posts:No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents Higher traffic fines take effect Jan. 1 President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jamslast_img read more

Google and Yahoo executives headline technology programme at WTM London 2015

first_imgTop executives from the world’s leading search engines, Google and Yahoo!, will advise delegates at World Travel Market London 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, how to improve their rankings.The events programme for the Travel Technology Show at WTM – the largest dedicated travel technology event in the UK – also includes senior executives from Carson Wagonlit Travel, ACCOR, bmi regional and Mr & Mrs Smith.Anna Chomse, Industry Head at Google Travel and Andrew Jones, Head of Search Account Management at Yahoo! will both offer valuable knowledge to keep the industry up to date; delving into the right tactics to increase search engine optimisation.The Search Engine Update session will take place on November 3, 12.30 – 13.30 in Platinum Suite 3&4. It is one of five seminars for The Travel Tech Show at WTM, being organised by Paul Richer, Founding Partner at travel technology consultancy Genesys, on the second day of WTM London 2015.The day kicks off with Bauer Radio, Head of Creative, Sam Crowther speaking during the Customers Crave Content session at 10.30am.At 1.30pm the Getting Personal session sees Catlin Ciobanu, Director – Innovation & Big Data Analytics, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Alison Broussy, Vice president Business Intelligence, ACCOR Distribution & Marketing discuss how to build a relationship with customers using big data.Digital Marketing is the focus at 3pm. The session will analyse how customers are interacting with brands through multiple devices as well as channels, such as social media, that organisations can not completely control. bmi regional, Director of Marketing, Colin Lewis and Mr & Mrs Smith, Head of Online Marketing, Andrew Lung will give guidance through the digital marketing minefield.The programme concludes with the What’s Happening in Technology session at 4.30pm hosted by Richer. He will discuss innovations in technology and how these have impacted and will impact the travel industry in the future.The Travel Tech Show at WTM Sales Manager Jo Marshall said, “We are delighted with this year’s line-up for Tuesday’s Events Programme for The Travel Tech Show at WTM. Search Engine optimisation is central to the success of travel companies and Google and Yahoo! are best placed to inform delegates of the most effective strategies.“Anna and Andrew are  just two of many senior executives sharing their expertise at WTM – it is an indication of the high calibre of speakers that WTM London and The Travel Tech Show at WTM can attract and demonstrates why our seminars are must-attend events.”last_img read more

The new 2019 Europe and Britain collection from In

first_imgThe new 2019 Europe and Britain collection from Insight Vacations features 96 unforgettable journeys, including three brand new trips to Scandinavia, Malta and Greece, and enhanced itineraries for Joran, Isreal and Malta.The Jordan Experience now offers a meaningful visit to the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative, an Insight Cares and TreadRight project; Israel Discovery includes a new Dine-at-Home lunch experience; and Easy Pace Malta has added memorable visits to Valletta and Mdina. Insight Vacations has also created more selling opportunities for travel agents, which are only available to book for 2019 including commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the World War II Normandy D-Day landings. Guests can explore these significant historical sites by booking either the Normandy, Brittany & the Loire Valley or French Heritage guided journeys.“As the Europe Specialists for the past 40 years, we highly value our loyal travel agent partners. Our goal is to help make 2019 their best booking year ever with our ‘Insight Difference’ by offering clients incredible activities, meaningful interactions and the best value across our 96 European premium guided journeys,” said Lorraine Sharp, Managing Director Insight Vacations. “We have already seen a significant increase in advanced 2019 bookings and we anticipate client demand by highlighting special times to visit certain destinations with festivals such as the Venice Carnival, Bastille Day, Oktoberfest, Edinburgh Tattoo and Christmas Markets.”*To help travel agents close more sales effectively and for a seamless booking experience, Insight Vacations has created one singular opportunity for a 10% savings with its popular Early Payment Discount for clients who book and pay in full by January 31st, 2019.”Insight Vacations advises agents to book as early as possible for the largest choice of trips and available departure dates. As a further booking incentive for clients, past guests can receive an additional 5% savings until October 31st, 2018. agentsBritainBrochuresEuropeInsight Vacationsprogramslast_img read more

Cobalt introduce Paphos to Moscow flights

first_imgCobalt Air flights from Paphos to Moscow this month went on sale on Wednesday, the airline announced.Set to begin on October 29, the flights will take place every Thursday and Sunday, departing from Paphos at 9:10am and arriving at Sheremetyevo airport at 2:25pm.Departure from Sheremetyevo airport is scheduled for 3:25pm to arrive to Paphos at 6:30pm.“We are pleased to expand our routes for Winter 2017 by launching Paphos Airport to Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow,” Cobalt Air CEO, Andrew Madar said.Tickets are available at www.cobalt.aero You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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