Man wipes out entire family kills wife and 3 children in Mehrauli

first_imgNew Delhi: In a shocking incident, a private tutor in Delhi’s Mehrauli wiped out his entire family on Saturday. The accused Upender Shukla killed his wife Archana, two daughters aged 7 years and 2 months, and a 5-year-old son allegedly with a kitchen knife. He was immediately arrested for the act. The police said the crime took place around 1.30 am on Saturday. Shukla allegedly slit the throats of all his family members. The police have found the kitchen knife used in the gruesome murders. The crime team was later called who took forensic evidence from the crime spot. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkThe accused Upendra Shukla confessed to his crime in a note but did not give any reason for it. It is believed that he was under depression because of the health issues of his wife and his own financial problems. What exactly went wrong in the family which led Shukla to take this extreme step is still a matter of investigation. The incident came to light when Shukla’s mother-in-law, who was present in the house, did not get a response after she knocked on their door. Sensing some trouble, she sought help from neighbours who called the police control room. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”A resident of the building came rushing to me and told that there have been strange voices from the fourth-floor resident Upendra Sharma’s house after peeping inside blood was seen too. We called the police immediately. Upendra kept to himself and rarely talked much, we couldn’t believe he could kill his family,” said Deepak, who runs a grocery store in the lane. The police from Mehrauli police station immediately reached the spot. “We found a note in Hindi and English in which he claimed to have killed his family. He was found sitting inside the same room where he murdered his family. What we gather is that his wife had diabetes and he was not financially stable,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Vijay Kumar said. “Whether this or some sort of depression or family dispute led to the crime will be known after interrogation,” the officer added.last_img read more

Winnipeg police arrest charge men with killing Tina Fontaines cousin

first_imgWINNIPEG – Police have charged three men in the killing of a cousin of Tina Fontaine, a teenager whose death fuelled calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.Police in Winnipeg say Jeanenne Chantel Fontaine, 29, was shot in March before the home she was in was set on fire.She was later taken off life-support.Const. Jay Murray said police believe the suspects went to the home looking for a man over a methamphetamine deal. Fontaine was in the wrong place at the wrong time.“She was not the intended victim in this matter,” Murray said at a news conference Wednesday.“These individuals came to the house looking for someone else. I want to make that clear.”Malcolm Miles Mitchell is charged with second-degree murder and arson.Jason Michael Meilleur is charged with manslaughter and Christopher Mathew Brass faces counts of manslaughter and arson.Brass is also charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man who was shot in February.The body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was discovered wrapped in a bag in the Red River in August 2014, eight days after she was reported missing.Her death sparked a nationwide outcry, which helped lead to an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.Raymond Cormier, 54, has been charged with second-degree murder in her death.last_img read more

Markets Right Now Stocks open higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening modestly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in industrial and technology companies.Railroad operator Union Pacific rose 1 per cent Wednesday and HP rose 0.9 per cent.WellCare Health Plans jumped 10.6 per cent after the company agreed to be acquired by rival Centene for more than $15 billion.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 87 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 25,742. The S&P 500 rose 3 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,821.The Nasdaq edged up 7 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 7,698.Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.38 per cent.The Associated Press

Maximum retail price imposed on bottled drinking water

A maximum retail price has been imposed on bottled drinking water.The Consumer Affairs Authority issued a gazette extraordinary imposing the maximum retail price on bottled drinking water. Accordingly, bottled water between 350 ml to 499 ml will have a maximum retail price of Rs 26, 500 ml to 749 ml Rs 35 and 1.0 litres to 1.49 litres Rs 50.

Declining demand for canned salmon sparks closure in Prince Rupert

by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 13, 2015 8:45 am MDT Last Updated Nov 13, 2015 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – Some devastating news for the fishing industry on B.C.’s north coast as the Canadian Fishing Company, known as Canfisco, has announced an end to cannery operations in Prince Rupert.In a letter to the United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union, Canfisco says it plans to continue landing and processing salmon at its two Prince Rupert plants at Oceanside and Seal Cove.But it says the demand for canned salmon is declining, and it can no longer support the maintenance of a canning operation at the Oceanside facility.Canfisco’s Rob Morley says about 450 people were employed at the plant last year, and he’s unsure of how many will be laid off as a result of the restructuring.The union has called an emergency meeting for its members while Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain says the closure is very unfortunate news.He says talks will be held with the company and the union because salmon is a key industry in the city and officials want to keep as many jobs in the sector as possible. (CFTK) Declining demand for canned salmon sparks closure in Prince Rupert read more

Kenley Jansen Is The Model Of A Modern Reliever

Kevin ShackelfordCIN120-0.6 Aaron BummerCHW456-1.2 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Hector NerisPHI3174+1.9 After a year of searching, we didn’t our find our new Goose Gossage. But we did get a glimpse of what one might look like in baseball’s just-concluded postseason.This spring, we introduced a new pitching statistic called the goose egg — named in honor of Gossage, the Hall-of-Fame reliever, who had a record 82 goose eggs in 1975. Essentially, a pitcher gets a goose egg for every clutch, scoreless relief inning (see the original article for a more formal definition). Goose eggs have a substantially better correlation with relievers’ win probability added than saves do, especially if paired with their companion statistic, the broken egg.This year’s major leader in goose eggs was the Milwaukee Brewers’ Corey Knebel, who finished with 47 of them. The American League leader was the Seattle Mariners’ Edwin Diaz, who had 40. You can find a complete rundown of this year’s final goose stats in the table below. (A “broken egg” is essentially the blown save of goose stats, and a “meh” is any situation which doesn’t result in either a goose egg or a broken egg.) Nick WittgrenMIA611+0.5 Tyler AndersonCOL100+0.2 Alex ColomeTB3866+3.5 John BrebbiaSTL313+0.1 Adam KolarekTB021-0.7 SOURCE: SEAMHEADS.COM Casey LawrenceSEA/TOR020-0.7 Stu Miller19657973+7.5 Rubby De La RosaARI011-0.4 Chase WhitleyTB641-0.6 Justin NicolinoMIA002+0.0 Austin PruittTB420-0.1 Josh FieldsLAD652-1.0 Brad BrachBAL3182+1.9 Fernando RodneyARI3345+3.5 However, from an efficiency standpoint, the best season came not from Knebel or Diaz but from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen, who finished with a perfect record of 44 goose eggs and no broken eggs. That’s the most-ever goose eggs without a broken egg. The Dodgers used Jansen smartly and lined up his 68.1 innings pitched to coincide with mostly high-leverage situations. He made 15 multi-inning appearances, entered with runners on base 12 times, and often pitched in tied games — all things that closers weren’t doing much of a few years ago. And Jansen generated 6.3 goose wins above replacement (GWAR) in the regular season, the 7th-highest total of all-time. Jacob TurnerWAS520-0.0 Bryan ShawCLE2985+1.8 David PhelpsMIA/SEA1694-1.1 Joakim SoriaKC2982+1.6 Robbie RossBOS100+0.2 Mike PelfreyCHW001+0.0 Nick GoodyCLE012-0.4 Luis GarciaPHI1664+0.1 Arodys VizcainoATL2882+1.1 Domingo GermanNYY020-0.7 Matt AlbersWAS1524+1.4 Chasen BradfordNYM301+0.4 Victor AranoPHI210-0.1 Hunter StricklandSF2661+1.5 Nick VincentSEA2856+2.4 Blaine HardyDET131-1.0 Chris DevenskiHOU26106+0.1 Jared HughesMIL1042-0.0 Tyler ClippardCHW/HOU10117-2.5 Brad PeacockHOU101+0.1 Jerry BlevinsNYM18513+0.7 Kevin SiegristPHI/STL813+0.8 Neftali FelizKC/MIL1060-0.7 Erik GoeddelNYM121-0.6 Kevin QuackenbushSD120-0.6 Pedro StropCHC1935+1.6 Blake ParkerLAA2352+1.6 Paul SewaldNYM1283-1.3 Zach DukeSTL112-0.2 J. C. RamirezLAA020-0.7 Mike MorinLAA101+0.2 Brad GoldbergCHW001+0.0 Juan NicasioPHI/PIT2288+0.2 Jhan MarinezMIL/PIT320-0.3 Aroldis ChapmanNYY1943+1.5 Josh HaderMIL1245+0.3 Mariano Rivera19965462+6.6 Joe SmithCLE/TOR1921+2.2 Parker BridwellLAA001+0.0 Rafael MonteroNYM131-1.0 Luke JacksonATL100+0.1 Brandon MaurerKC/SD19100-1.0 Jim JohnsonATL1993-0.6 Zach BrittonBAL1820+2.1 Caleb SmithNYY110-0.2 Zach McAllisterCLE121-0.6 Jonathan HolderNYY611+0.6 Matt CainSF100+0.1 Roberto OsunaTOR31101+1.1 Rob ScahillMIL110-0.2 Michael FelizHOU110-0.2 AJ RamosMIA/NYM2244+1.6 Kenyan MiddletonLAA1021+0.8 Oliver DrakeMIL441-0.9 Tommy KahnleCHW/NYY1692-0.9 Carlos EstevezCOL300+0.5 Troy Percival19964731+6.5 Eric O’FlahertyATL211-0.1 Jimmie SherfyARI100+0.2 Ariel HernandezCIN001+0.0 Ben TaylorBOS101+0.2 Sam FreemanATL1226+1.0 Jordan LylesCOL210-0.0 Lucas HarrellTOR001+0.0 Ronald HerreraNYY010-0.4 Chase De JongSEA010-0.4 Sam TuivailalaSTL441-0.9 Wily PeraltaMIL120-0.6 Archie BradleyARI3148+3.2 Anthony SwarzakCHW/MIL2444+2.1 Pedro BaezLAD1478-0.6 Ryan MadsonOAK/WAS2441+2.1 James PazosSEA1345+0.5 Simon CastroOAK221-0.4 Ross StriplingLAD1091-2.0 Justin HaleyMIN110-0.2 Miguel CastroBAL912+1.0 Seung-hwan OhSTL2256+1.3 Travis WoodKC331-0.6 Brad ZieglerMIA1233+0.6 Shane GreeneDET2045+1.6 Hector SantiagoMIN010-0.4 Jose AlvarezLAA555-1.1 Jake BarrettARI203+0.3 Kenley JansenLAD4401+6.3 Jose LeclercTEX733+0.0 Alex WoodLAD301+0.4 Tyler GlasnowPIT010-0.4 Jose TorresSD552-1.2 Brooks PoundersLAA100+0.2 Chad BellDET001+0.0 Reymin GuduanHOU001+0.0 Cory GearrinSF1232+0.6 David HernandezARI/LAA1515+1.9 Juan MinayaCHW1013+1.1 Cam BedrosianLAA1354+0.1 Adam ConleyMIA010-0.4 Craig StammenSD1023+0.7 Gabriel MoyaMIN100+0.2 Chris O’GradyMIA101+0.1 Brad HandSD3866+3.2 Austin Bibens-DirkxTEX001+0.0 Luis SantosTOR210-0.1 Alex ClaudioTEX2648+2.6 Sam DysonSF/TEX27112-0.1 Jean MachiSEA101+0.2 Tyler PillNYM010-0.4 Adam MorganPHI910+0.9 Daniel StumpfDET245-1.2 Joe MusgroveHOU800+1.2 Dominic LeoneTOR946-0.1 Alan BusenitzMIN302+0.5 Ricardo PintoPHI121-0.6 Brian EllingtonMIA530-0.4 Amir GarrettCIN110-0.2 Edubray RamosPHI9111-2.8 Sam MollOAK011-0.4 Derek LawSF1131+0.5 Jandel GustaveHOU010-0.4 Danny FarquharCHW/TB1442+0.6 Brock StewartLAD201+0.3 Hoby MilnerPHI115-0.2 Joe BiaginiTOR932+0.3 Tim MayzaTOR001+0.0 Yovani GallardoSEA100+0.2 Christian BergmanSEA010-0.4 Jimmy YacabonisBAL300+0.5 Joe JimenezDET020-0.7 Drew VerHagenDET312+0.1 Hansel RoblesNYM952-0.6 Randall DelgadoARI500+0.8 Dan OteroCLE200+0.3 Brandon WorkmanBOS722+0.4 Kyle CrickSF100+0.1 Vidal NunoBAL010-0.4 Jason MotteATL212-0.1 Corey Knebel gets the golden eggFinal goose egg stats for 2017 Tony BarnetteTEX731+0.0 Austin BriceCIN400+0.6 Jason GrilliTEX/TOR443-0.8 Logan VerrettBAL400+0.6 Ian KrolATL623+0.1 Liam HendriksOAK1261-0.4 Doug Corbett198068103+6.3 Ryan DullOAK634-0.2 Tony CingraniCIN/LAD724+0.3 Luke GregersonHOU1062-0.8 Ricardo RodriguezTEX221-0.4 Chris RusinCOL1344+0.6 Matt StrahmKC231-0.8 Blake TreinenOAK/WAS22103-0.4 Luis AvilanLAD644-0.7 Andrew MillerCLE3353+3.5 Drew StorenCIN423-0.2 Erasmo RamirezTB712+0.7 Felix PenaCHC100+0.1 Keone KelaTEX1032+0.5 Jarlin GarciaMIA517+0.3 Blaine BoyerBOS611+0.6 Carlos TorresMIL643-0.6 Trevor RosenthalSTL2581+0.6 Alex WilsonDET1377-0.6 Aaron LoupTOR5312-0.3 Cody AllenCLE2985+1.8 Shae SimmonsSEA020-0.7 Josh OsichSF426-0.2 Andrew ChafinARI587-2.2 Michael LorenzenCIN2672+1.2 Ernesto FrieriTEX010-0.4 James HoytHOU110-0.2 Ryne StanekTB013-0.4 Nate JonesCHW410+0.2 Brian DuensingCHC631-0.3 Tyler OlsonCLE204+0.3 Raisel IglesiasCIN3122+3.8 Doug FisterBOS420-0.1 Scott ObergCOL725+0.4 Jeff BeliveauTOR111-0.2 Matt BarnesBOS1884-0.0 Koda GloverWAS822+0.4 Steven OkertSF7412-0.5 Mike BolsingerTOR310+0.1 Bruce RondonDET430-0.5 Jeurys FamiliaNYM822+0.4 Brent SuterMIL001+0.0 Adam WarrenNYY1041+0.1 Albert SuarezSF430-0.6 John AxfordOAK120-0.6 Greg HollandCOL2762+2.1 Kenley Jansen20174401+6.3 Josh CollmenterATL020-0.7 Xavier CedenoTB013-0.4 Tony WatsonLAD/PIT2396-0.0 Francisco LirianoHOU221-0.4 Tom WilhelmsenARI112-0.2 Scott AlexanderKC844-0.2 Bryan MorrisSF300+0.4 Kyle RyanDET210-0.1 Chris YoungKC100+0.2 Josh EdginNYM525-0.0 Ken GilesHOU2453+1.7 Phil MatonSD732-0.1 Bud NorrisLAA1871+0.1 Wade LeBlancPIT232-0.8 Joely RodriguezPHI524-0.0 Hector RondonCHC1132+0.4 Trevor HildenbergerMIN933+0.3 Rex BrothersATL331-0.7 Koji UeharaCHC1563-0.1 Greg InfanteCHW327-0.3 Dustin McGowanMIA412+0.2 Carson SmithBOS200+0.3 Addison ReedBOS/NYM3567+3.0 Kelvin HerreraKC2773+1.6 Jayson AquinoBAL010-0.4 Carlos RamirezTOR700+1.1 Ryan GartonSEA/TB031-1.1 Akeel MorrisATL001+0.0 T. J. McFarlandARI622+0.2 Daniel CoulombeOAK456-1.3 Trevor CahillKC200+0.3 Richard BleierBAL422-0.1 Kyle McGrathSD100+0.1 Hector VelazquezBOS500+0.8 Zach PutnamCHW200+0.3 Daniel HudsonPIT864-1.1 Chris HatcherLAD/OAK963-0.9 Jorge De La RosaARI1251-0.0 Casey FienPHI/SEA320-0.3 Ryan SherriffSTL221-0.5 Danny BarnesTOR893-2.1 Brad BoxbergerTB443-0.9 Sammy SolisWAS422-0.2 Jake PetrickaCHW223-0.4 Eduardo ParedesLAA210-0.1 Blake WoodCIN432-0.5 Odrisamer DespaigneMIA100+0.1 Boone LoganCLE104+0.2 Gabriel YnoaBAL001+0.0 Matt GraceWAS212-0.1 Rich Gossage197582118+6.7 Robert GsellmanNYM210-0.1 George KontosPIT/SF1283-1.3 Sparky Lyle197766813+6.1 Jackson StephensCIN100+0.1 Vance WorleyMIA010-0.4 Sean DoolittleOAK/WAS2437+2.4 Robert StephensonCIN220-0.5 Junichi TazawaMIA1470-0.6 Jacob RhameNYM210-0.1 Tom KoehlerTOR312+0.1 Matthew BowmanSTL1977+0.1 Jeremy JeffressMIL/TEX251-1.5 Tommy HunterTB3061+2.3 Jesse ChavezLAA121-0.6 Dan WinklerATL111-0.2 Ty BlachSF201+0.3 David PriceBOS101+0.2 Wandy PeraltaCIN1544+0.7 Brandon MorrowLAD1242+0.2 Mike ClevingerCLE010-0.4 Giovanny GallegosNYY010-0.4 Buddy BoshersMIN020-0.7 Dillon GeeMIN100+0.2 Willie Hernandez19846577+6.4 Chad GreenNYY322-0.3 Francis MartesHOU412+0.2 Carl EdwardsCHC2283+0.1 Matt BelisleMIN2263+1.1 Frankie MontasOAK110-0.2 Shawn KelleyWAS621+0.1 Jamie CallahanNYM201+0.3 Tyler DuffeyMIN1143+0.2 A. J. ColeWAS100+0.1 Josh SmokerNYM823+0.4 Ron Perranoski196979139+6.6 Tanner ScheppersTEX101+0.2 Troy ScribnerLAA001+0.0 Jeanmar GomezPHI721+0.3 Dillon MaplesCHC100+0.1 Jose RamirezATL2066+0.7 Ryan BuchterKC/SD1564-0.1 Joe BlantonWAS430-0.5 Oliver PerezWAS615+0.5 Jake JunisKC200+0.3 Tyler WilsonBAL111-0.2 Robby ScottBOS5212+0.1 Jose AlvaradoTB943-0.1 Mychal GivensBAL1834+1.7 Santiago CasillaOAK1783-0.4 Darren O’DayBAL1332+0.9 Yusmeiro PetitLAA2342+2.0 Marc RzepczynskiSEA11412+0.2 Enny RomeroWAS1446+0.5 Ted Abernathy196751314+6.2 Evan ScribnerSEA020-0.7 A.J. MinterATL110-0.2 Tyler ChatwoodCOL110-0.2 Donnie HartBAL423-0.1 Grant DaytonLAD112-0.2 Javy GuerraMIA112-0.2 Neil RamirezNYM012-0.4 J. P. HowellTOR010-0.4 Al AlburquerqueCHW/KC121-0.6 Mark MelanconSF1550+0.3 Chris RowleyTOR310+0.1 Diego MorenoTB010-0.4 Jen-Ho TsengCHC300+0.4 Tony ZychSEA853-0.6 Taylor RogersMIN1876+0.2 Craig KimbrelBOS3140+3.5 Dellin BetancesNYY2482+0.9 Jacob BarnesMIL2694+0.5 Kirby YatesLAA/SD1462-0.2 Tony SippHOU111-0.2 Andrew RomineDET001+0.0 Justin WilsonCHC/DET2463+1.4 Dovydas NeverauskasPIT530-0.4 Pat NeshekCOL/PHI2848+2.8 Warwick SaupoldDET113-0.2 Fernando AbadBOS511+0.4 Corey KnebelMIL4782+3.9 Will HarrisHOU1830+1.5 Joaquin BenoitPHI/PIT18110-1.5 Miguel DiazSD010-0.4 Mike MinorKC2874+1.8 Bryan MitchellNYY010-0.4 Matt BushTEX1763+0.5 Kevin McCarthyKC100+0.2 A. J. SchugelPIT201+0.3 Mike DunnCOL1503+2.4 Kenley Jansen’s season was Goose-toricHighest single-season goose wins above replacement (GWAR) Stefan ChrichtonBAL010-0.4 Wade DavisCHC3031+3.2 Mark LeiterPHI010-0.4 Andrew KittredgeTB210-0.1 Dan JenningsCHW/TB259-1.5 Edwin DiazSEA4074+3.4 Sergio RomoLAD/TB630-0.2 Jake DiekmanTEX601+0.9 Craig BreslowCLE/MIN012-0.4 Tyler LyonsSTL1132+0.5 Joe KellyBOS1245+0.5 Heath HembreeBOS1056-0.2 Justin GrimmCHC412+0.2 Kyle BarracloughMIA2261+0.9 Dan AltavillaSEA431-0.5 Brandon KintzlerMIN/WAS3464+2.9 Mike MontgomeryCHC1422+1.3 Buddy BaumannSD311+0.1 Antonio BastardoPIT010-0.4 Johnny BarbatoPIT010-0.4 Drew SteckenriderMIA1111+1.2 Josh RavinLAD110-0.2 Steve CishekSEA/TB1024+0.8 Alec AsherBAL311+0.1 Matt DermodyTOR302+0.5 Jake McGeeCOL1552+0.6 David RobertsonCHW/NYY2862+2.1 Adam OttavinoCOL1373-0.5 Deolis GuerraLAA720+0.3 Asher WojciechowskiCIN200+0.3 Miguel SocolovichSTL101+0.1 Ryan TeperaTOR2531+2.8 Ryan PresslyMIN532-0.3 Fernando SalasLAA/NYM864-1.1 Dan RunzlerPIT001+0.0 Ben HellerNYY101+0.2 Tim AdlemanCIN021-0.7 Brett CecilSTL1543+0.7 Josh SmithOAK210-0.1 Francisco RodriguezDET382-2.5 J. J. HooverARI633-0.2 Chasen ShreveNYY623+0.2 PITCHERYEARGOOSE EGGSBROKEN EGGSMEHSGWAR Felipe RiveroPIT3742+3.9 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Jumbo DiazTB653-0.9 Austin MaddoxBOS200+0.3 Chad QuallsCOL210-0.0 Jonathan BroxtonSTL120-0.6 Chris BeckCHW022-0.7 Peter MoylanKC1005+1.6 Dario AlvarezTEX201+0.3 Emilio PaganSEA342-1.0 Sources: Retrosheet, The Baseball GAUGE Jansen’s also the exception that proves the rule, however; it’s hard to provide all that much value when you pitch only 70 innings or so, which is about how much the best relievers pitch nowadays. After Jansen, the next most-valuable season came from Knebel, who finished with 3.9 GWAR — which ranks just 200th among relief pitching seasons all-time.If you want a model for a more Gossage-like usage pattern, you need to look no further than … how Jansen was used in the postseason. Jansen appeared in 13 of the Dodgers’ 15 playoff games and threw 16.2 innings. Extrapolated out to a full, 162-game regular season, that would work out to a Mike Marshall-like total of 180 relief innings.Jansen didn’t keep his perfect streak alive in the playoffs. Instead, he allowed 2 broken eggs to go with 6 goose eggs. He was also used in some situations that we wouldn’t recommend — for instance, to close out an 11-1 lead against the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS. Still, his postseason goose egg pace would extrapolate to 65 goose eggs over a 162-game regular season.What I’m really advocating for is a hybrid between how pitchers like Jansen are currently used in the regular season and the entirely different way that they’re used in the postseason. The extra off-days the playoffs provide help to enable more creative usage patterns that might not be viable in the regular season. And even with those extra rest days, Jansen may have been overused in not-very-clutch situations in the NLCS and NLDS; perhaps as a result, he was not especially sharp in the World Series. At the same time, he went from throwing 4.7 percent of the Dodgers’ regular season innings to 12.3 percent of their postseason innings — almost a threefold increase. Surely there’s a happy median somewhere in between?But congratulations to Jansen and Knebel, and we’ll resume our hunt for goose eggs next year. In the meantime, you can download detailed data on goose eggs and broken eggs for all pitchers since 1930 here. read more

Aaron Craft Lenzelle Smith Jr prepare for final home game as Ohio

Senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (32) takes a shot during a game against Wyoming Nov. 25 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 65-50.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorBeing in the same recruiting class with the likes of Deshaun Thomas and Jared Sullinger, Ohio State senior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. might have been a bit overshadowed initially among Buckeye fans.Thomas and Sullinger — both five-star products out of high school — were big pieces of the OSU squads who made trips to the Final Four and Elite Eight in back-to-back seasons. But they’ve since moved on to play professionally, and even though Craft and Smith Jr. might have been second-tier then — they’ve certainly left their mark on the program.“Both guys, you look at how many games they’ve won here, championships they’ve been a part of, it’s really an amazing four years,” OSU coach Thad Matta said Friday, two days before the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on No. 22 Michigan State in what will be the final home game of the regular season. “I think with that said, both guys have had a major impact on this program in terms of making it better. And that’s what we ask guys to do.”Craft and Smith Jr. were the fastest players in school history to record 100 wins, reaching that milestone in just 119 games after OSU beat North Florida 99-64 Nov. 29.Craft, Smith Jr. and the rest of the Buckeyes have had some tough and exciting contests against the Spartans recently.Last season, the Buckeyes beat Michigan State 61-58 in the Big Ten Tournament, but fell in the two teams previous meeting this season in East Lansing, Mich., 72-68 in overtime in their first lost of the season. With a familiar opponent on the docket for their final home game at OSU, Craft said he wouldn’t rather it be against anyone else.“I honestly don’t think there could be a better way to play our last game here. I’ve loved playing against Michigan State,” Craft said Friday. “Since freshman year we’ve always had great battles with them. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I’m excited to see what we can do as a team going into this game.”For Smith Jr., however, the game against the Spartans means something a little differently because of the friendships he’s formed with members of Michigan State’s team.“It’s actually kind of the sweet but not so sweet moment. Just seeing as how I’m so close to some of those guys on the team,” Smith Jr. said Friday. “We’ve hung out in the summer, we went to the Big Ten media days in Chicago … We talked, had fun and it’s different when you see them on the opposite side of the court. It’s like, ‘I’m not here to be your friend, don’t even talk to me.’”Craft enters the game as OSU’s all-time leader in steals and assists with 293 and 623 respectively, and with numbers like those is likely to be remembered fondly in Buckeye lore. But he said he doesn’t think about being in the same breath as former players like David Lighty, Mike Conley Jr., Greg Oden or Scoonie Penn.“I just don’t feel comfortable putting myself in close to the same categories of guys that (have) come before,” Craft said. “I’m just very honored and humbled to continue on what they’ve established here. And to play a very small part of that.”Aside from it being Craft and Smith Jr.’s final go around at the Schottenstein Center, the game against the Spartans (23-7, 12-5, 3rd in the Big Ten) holds implications for next week’s Big Ten Tournament. OSU (22-8, 9-8 tied for fifth in the Big Ten) sits one game behind Nebraska for fourth place in the conference, and would need a victory against the Spartans and some help to finish in that spot and earn a first-round bye in the tournament.OSU has lost two straight games, falling on the road last week to Penn State and Indiana. Matta said no matter where they finish in the standings, a win against Michigan State would certainly be a step in the right direction.“This is our 18th Big Ten game, and 16 of them have been tooth and nail and down to the last couple minutes,” Matta said. “With that said, you’re playing a team that’s obviously a great basketball team. It’s a great opportunity for us to come out and close out the final game of the season.”As OSU searches for any bit of momentum it can get its hands on as the season draws to a close, Smith Jr. agreed with Matta and said a victory Sunday would be key to build that.“We can get a lot of momentum here with a win on Sunday to carry us over into the Big Ten Tournament,” Smith Jr. said. “We can get that going, and if we get hot at the right time, that’s the name of the game. You want to play your best basketball toward this time of the season and I think we can accomplish that.”Matta has gone on record as saying he would get behind putting up a statue commemorating Lighty’s accomplishments and what he’s meant to the program outside the arena. The same would go for Craft and Matta said he would want to “put it right next to David.”When Craft was told his head coach said that about him, though, he naturally spun it back to be more of a team oriented affair.“Legacy and all that stuff, it’s not about me, it’s not about Lenzelle. It’s about this university and the things we’ve been able to do as a team, whether it’s putting a year up on the banners in the gym,” Craft said. “That’s what’s going to be remembered. That’s what should be remembered.”Tipoff between the Buckeyes and Spartans is set for 4:30 p.m. Sunday. read more

Heres how Nikes 200m man Rory McIlroy spends his money

first_img Trump might lose a crucial ally in the Middle East if Netanyahu is unseated as Israel’s prime minister for the first time in a decade A Pittsburgh doctor says Antonio Brown once repeatedly farted in his face during a consultation, and that he owes him $11,500 in unpaid bills RORY MCILROY IS well positioned to become one of the world’s highest-paid athletes for a long, long time.He’s only 24-years-old and he already has two major championships and a deal with Nike rumored to be worth $200 million.He also has the makings of a pretty fantastic lifestyle off the course, with a lavish house in Florida, a $400,000 car, a wildly successful fiancée, and more…He earned $29 million in 2013, making him the 21st-highest-paid athlete in the world Source: Lynne SladkyHe made $16 million in endorsements alone. For comparison, that’s $2 million more than Peyton Manning Source: Fred BeckhamHis biggest deal: a monster Nike contract rumored to be worth $200+ million Source: AP/Press Association ImagesTiger Woods’ first Nike deal was only worth $40 million Source: Lynne SladkyThey’re now doing commercials togetherSource: YouTubeRory’s other deals with Bose and Omega make him golf’s 3rd-highest-paid player at age 24Source: YouTubeHe’s not afraid to spend that cash. He bought a gorgeous $9.5 million house in Florida in 2012Source: YouTube/PGA TourIt’d be a pretty great bachelor pad. There’s an incredible poolSource: YouTube/PGA TourAnd a game roomSource: YouTube/PGA TourThe house is good for his job, too. It’s right next to the PGA National golf course and there’s a workout roomSource: YouTube/PGA TourRory also put in a trophy room, with plenty of room for future hardwareSource: YouTube/PGA TourHe was spotted driving a $400,000 Lamborghini AventadorSource: YouTubeThe tabloids are all over him. They once reported that he bought a $2 million Bugatti, which he called “bollocks” Source: Alastair GrantAnother tabloid fixation: his girlfriend, tennis player Caroline Wozniacki Source: AP/Press Association ImagesHe makes trips all over the world to watch her play Source: PA Archive/Press Association ImagesAnd vice versa Source: David GoldmanOn New Year’s Eve, they got engagedSource: @CaroWozniackiThey’re now one of the highest-earning power couples in sports Source: AP/Press Association ImagesCaroline is the fourth-highest-paid female athlete in the world, raking in $13.7 million per year Source: Aaron FavilaShe makes $10 million per year off the court, which includes revenue from her own underwear lineYouTube/Mondel OlompicAfter a rough 2013 on the course, McIlroy is looking to turn things around and continue his ascent to the top of the sport(Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images)Here’s why an NFL player is retiring at the age of 26>VIDEO: Leinster and Munster players clash in ‘keepie uppies’ challenge> Saudi Arabia says the oil facility hit by drones and missiles will be fully functional again in 12 days Australians could be given free movement to the UK after Brexit last_img read more

Trump says he hopes to visit Ireland this year during White House

first_img Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter Thursday 14 Mar 2019, 3:26 PM Vice President Mike Pence invited me and Matt to his home at the Naval Observatory this morning. It’s great to be back here for a really warm reception.— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) March 14, 2019 Mar 14th 2019, 3:26 PM 16,806 Views Source: Leo Varadkar/Twitter Trump says he hopes to visit Ireland this year during White House visit by Taoiseach The Taoiseach will return to the White House later this evening for the traditional shamrock ceremony. 64 Comments Taoiseach says Trump has very different views on Brexit than him— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) March 14, 2019 Image: Brian Lawless Image: Brian Lawless Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article “It was a real opportunity for me to set out Ireland’s position, particularly when it comes to protecting the Peace Process, the Good Friday agreement and avoiding a hard border,” the Taoiseach said.He added that the pair also discussed immigration and Trump offered “strong support” for securing more visas for Irish people to work in the US and also backed aiding the plight of the undocumented Irish in America.BreakfastThis morning Vice President Mike Pence hosted Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett for breakfast at his residence on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory in Washington. Share237 Tweet Email Barrett, who is a doctor, is based in Chicago for work. He chatted about the city with Pence after the couple arrived at the residence. The US vice president is a deeply conservative Christian and has been criticised for his views and his legislative record on LGBT rights. Varadkar will return to the White House later this evening for the traditional shamrock’s Political Correspondent Christina Finn will be bringing you all the latest updates from Leo Varadkar’s visit to Washington DC this week, including his meeting with US President Donald Trump on Thursday.Stay up-to-date by following @christinafinn8, @TJ_Politics  and’s Facebook page. With reporting by Ceimin Burke  By Christina Finn Short URL US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has said that he hopes to visit Ireland this year while meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office in the White House.Describing Ireland as a “special place”, Trump referenced his golf resort at Doonbeg in Co Clare.“I have a very warm spot for Doonbeg, I will tell you that. And, it’s just a great place,” he said.The US leader made similar comments during last year’s sit down in Washington DC.Before travelling to the White House the Taoiseach indicated that he and Trump would discuss future trade deals between the US and the UK and he would urge the president not to sign any deal that would undermine the peace process in Northern Ireland.Speaking to reporters alongside Varadkar ahead of their private meeting, Trump said that he will stay out of the Brexit negotiations but hopes that the discussions work out.He added that he’s surprised how badly the talks have gone and said that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to follow his advice on how to handle the negotiations.Speaking after the meeting Varadkar said he and Trump have “very different views” on whether Brexit is a good or bad thing.last_img read more

Microsoft Office disponible en version allégée et gratuite

first_imgMicrosoft Office disponible en version allégée et gratuiteMicrosoft a mis en ligne une version gratuite de sa suite Microsoft Office 2010. Amputée de certaines fonctionnalités phares, il reste un produit très utile en déplacement pour un travail bureautique basique.Microsoft Office Starter 2010 est un nouveau produit lancé par Microsoft pour tous les utilisateurs désirant une suite bureautique simple et gratuite. Ce logiciel correspond à une version allégée des logiciels Word et Excel, amputée de fonctionnalités avancées comme l’était Works il y a quelques années relate Clubic. En contrepartie, un bandeau publicitaire est en permanence affiché en bas de la fenêtre.À lire aussiMicrosoft Surface RT : la tablette est enfin disponible à la vente physique en FranceTéléchargeable à cette adresse (lien non disponible), ce Microsoft Office Starter 2010 présente aussi la possibilité très utile de pouvoir le copier intégralement sur une clé USB. Sa taille au total ne s’élève qu’à 400 Mo et permet de l’utiliser aussi bien sans connexion et sans installation. La seule condition qui peut faire obstacle à cette facilité d’utilisation est la nécessité de travailler sur un ordinateur équipé de Windows 7 ou Windows Vista.Le but de Microsoft est de faire découvrir sa solution dans une version de base et d’inciter à l’achat les consommateurs. L’éditeur a d’ailleurs fait des efforts tarifaires en proposant la suite Office à partir 70 euros pour les étudiants ou de 120 euros pour les particuliers. Il reste moins complet qu’une suite gratuite mais offre, entre autre chose, la compatibilité avec les documents Open XML et l’expérience utilisateur Office sur n’importe quelle machine.Le 29 novembre 2011 à 15:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough criticizes Hesketh

first_imgBurton Albion manager Nigel Clough has criticized Jake Hesketh following his performance against Shrewsbury Town.Clough was disappointed with the Southampton loanee for his role in their 2-1 win over Shrewsbury during the weekend.Hesketh was substituted off after with 20 minutes and was replaced by Marcus Harness, who played a part in the club’s second goal.Clough said, according to Daily Echo:“I thought our two wide men, Jake Hesketh and Will Miller, got into some great positions in the first half and we didn’t get anything from them, enough quality crosses and things like that.”Jake HeskethMK Dons completes signing of Southampton Jake Hesketh Henry Ikenna Ugwu – January 31, 2019 Milton Keynes (MK) Dons have completed the signing of Southampton midfielder Jake Hesketh for a six-month loan deal.Hesketh spent the first six months of…“That’s our strength, especially against Shrewsbury’s formation.”“We were a bit disappointed in that, and ultimately that’s why they both came off – but the lads who replaced them did well.”Clough still insists that Harness deserved his chance to replace Hesketh during the game against Shrewsbury.Clough added: “Very much so. that’s why he got on.”“We’ve got Devante Cole we could’ve put there, we could put Joe Sbarra out there, and we felt Marcus deserved his chance.”last_img read more

Malaika Arora Arjun Kapoor trolled with mother and son jibe post making

first_imgArjun Kapoor, Malaika AroraInstagramMalaika Arora surprised everyone when she made her relationship with Arjun Kapoor official with an Instagram post by wishing the latter on his 34th birthday. “Happy bday my crazy,insanely funny n amazing @arjunkapoor … love n happiness always,” Malaika wrote on Instagram by sharing a romantic picture wherein she and Arjun were seen walking hand-in-hand on a beach. But trolls just couldn’t stand their happiness and once again giving a testament of their sick mentality.As soon as Malaika, 45, posted the picture with Arjun, 34, a certain section of people started trolling the couple mainly for their age difference with mother and son jibes. Some even went on to say that it looks like a boy was promising his mother that he will go to school everyday while a few said that Malaika’s ex-husband Arbaaz Khan would feel heartbroken after seeing his ex-wife dating another guy. However, there were also some people who slammed trolls for their shameful and nasty comments and gave befitting reply to trolls on Arjun and Malaika’s behalf. And many people were happy that the couple finally came out in the open and accepted their relationship on a public platform.Earlier, Arjun had admitted to dating Malaika and had thanked the media for respecting their personal space. “We’ve come out because we feel the media has given us dignity. There’s a certain understanding the media has… they’ve been respectful, kind, honest and decent about it. nThat is why I felt comfortable,” Arjun had told Filmfare in an earlier interview.Arjun and Malaika are often clicked together during their outings and sometimes Malaika’s 16-year-old son Arhaan Khan also accompanies them. The couple are currently holidaying in New York and having a blast on their romantic trip which is quite evident from their pictures on social media. Instagram Instagram Instagram Instagramlast_img read more

Voting continues in Indonesia amid religious tension

first_imgAn Indonesian man casts his ballot at a poll station in Jakarta on Wednesday. Photo: AFPJakarta went to the polls in a tight run-off Wednesday with the Christian governor fighting for his job as he stands trial for blasphemy, in a divisive election that has stoked religious tensions in Muslim-majority Indonesia.Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is facing a Muslim challenger, heavyweight ex-minister Anies Baswedan, in a neck-and-neck race to lead the teeming capital of 10 million people.The vote is seen as a test of whether the moderate Islam traditionally practised in the world’s most populous Muslim country is under threat from the influence of hardliners, who have led mass demonstrations against Purnama.Purnama, the city’s first non-Muslim governor for half a century and its first ethnic Chinese leader, won in the first round in February but not by a big enough margin to avoid a run-off.The race was already significant as politicians see the job as a stepping stone to the presidency at 2019 polls, but the stakes were raised dramatically by a controversy sparked by claims that Purnama insulted the Koran.The allegations drew hundreds of thousands of conservative Muslims onto the streets of Jakarta in major protests last year, and led to Purnama-known by his nickname Ahok-being put on trial for blasphemy in a case critics see as politically motivated.After casting his vote, President Joko Widodo-whose party backs Purnama-urged Jakarta residents to accept the result and for the city to come together after the bitterly fought poll.“We must not let different political choices break our unity,” he said. “Remember we are all brothers and sisters.”Over 7.2 million people were registered to vote in the polls, which closed at 1:00 pm (0600 GMT).Early vote tallies from private pollsters were expected to give an accurate indication of the winner within hours although official results won’t be released until early May.After an anti-Purnama protest last year turned violent, authorities were taking no chances and over 60,000 security forces had been deployed.Hardline groups had pledged to station monitors at polling booths. Police blocked the plan, warning it could cause “intimidation”, but groups of hardliners appeared to be outside some polling centres in defiance of the ban.However there was no sign of unrest and police said the election had run smoothly.Tolerance testDespite Purnama’s first-round victory, former education minister Baswedan, 47, was initially seen as the favourite in the run-off because the votes from a third, Muslim candidate who was knocked out were expected to go to him.But with tension over the governor’s alleged blasphemy subsiding in recent weeks, Purnama has regained momentum and recent polls show the candidates in a dead heat.Baswedan, an academic who was sacked from the government by Widodo, has been accused of abandoning his moderate Islamic values during the campaign by cosying up to hardliners in a bid to win the support of Muslim voters angered by Purnama’s alleged blasphemy.Purnama’s troubles began in September when he lightheartedly said in a speech that his rivals were tricking people into voting against him using a Koranic verse, which some interpret as meaning Muslims should only choose Muslim leaders.His long-running blasphemy trial began in December, and the verdict is expected within a few weeks.If he does win the vote and is convicted of blasphemy, he would not automatically be barred from holding office and could avoid jail for a long time by appealing.Many voters still back Purnama due to his record leading Jakarta since 2014. He has won praise for cleaning up the city’s once-filthy rivers and creating more green spaces, although his acerbic style has upset some.“I voted for Ahok because I’m poor and I have felt the difference-we’re being taken care of,” said Tayem, a 62-year-old housewife who like many Indonesians goes by only one name, after casting her ballot.But some have been swayed by the blasphemy controversy.“As a Muslim, I will choose according to my faith,” Elva Sativia, a 33-year-old housewife, told AFP.last_img read more

Fallout 76s Bags Are Broken Too

first_imgStay on target Update: Bethesda has finally begun shipping the replacement Fallout 76 canvas bags seven months after they were promised. Presumably this is so they don’t have to talk about it at their E3 show next week. But this also means that if you haven’t asked for a new bag already, it’s too late.Fallout 76 just can’t catch a break. Arguably the highest-profile misfire of this holidays’ AAA gaming crop, this multiplayer spin-off of Bethesda’s beloved post-apocalyptic RPG series has been failing to connect with players and critics alike. On a conceptual level, the idea of an online multiplayer Fallout without the meaty single-player quests fans crave just isn’t appealing, but even worse, the game has even more technical issues compared to past Bethesda releases, which were never known for their stability.We thought a bug that deleted the entire 50GB beta would be the worst of it. And since then, Bethesda has since begun rolling out various Fallout 76 patches. But just when you think this game couldn’t get more broken, even the pre-order bonuses shipped at lower quality than expected. Players are not pleased with their Fallout 76 bags.AdChoices广告If you bought the $200 Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition, you expected to receive a copy of the game, some Fallout toys, a wearable T-51b helmet, some in-game items, a glow-in-the-dark map, a steelcase cover, and a canvas duffel bag perfect for storing the essentials for survival. And it sounds like everything aside from the bag showed up like it was supposed to. However, instead of getting a premium canvas bag, players were miffed to see they had only gotten a cheap nylon imitation. How do you block radiation with that?Bethesda said the change happened because of expenses and “unavailability of materials.” Considering Fallout 76 itself quickly went on sale after launch, scaling back the financial investment seems smart on the publisher’s part. But consumers certainly weren’t happy about the last-minute downgrade switch. To help ease the community’s disappointment, Bethesda offered 500 atoms, in-game currency totaling $5. But honestly, Fallout 76 not giving you the bag you wanted seems like the least of that game’s problems.For more on Fallout, check out this (fully functioning) Fallout cookbook, browse through the most radioactive Fallout toys, and brush on the history of nuclear war in video games. Play ‘Fallout 76’ Nuclear Winter Battle Royale as Long as Yo…Toy Tuesday: The Most Radioactive ‘Fallout’ Toys last_img read more

Flaunt your baby bump in style this wedding season

first_imgWhile celebrities are flaunting their baby bumps with panache, you can be at your fashionable best during your pregnancy too. Stylists share a few tips to help you keep your wardrobe and style sorted when you’re expecting your little one:Go flowy: Maxi dresses, anarkalis and empire-cut gowns are a pregnancy-must. They are the perfect marriage of comfort and style. Accessorise the look with a bright bag and wear comfortable wedge heels. Go the colour-block way as that has enough of a platform to be comfortable and is trending right now. If you want to avoid heels for the everlasting pregnancy back pain, go for printed or embroidered juttis. We advise not to skimp on the accessories when dressing your bump. Use accessories to create a focal point and bring the attention up to your face with the long danglers and jhumkas or a statement necklace. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfElongate your frame: When you are pregnant, you never want to wear a choker. It makes you look shorter. Longer necklaces draw the eyes down, while dangling earrings bring the focus to a woman’s neck and shoulder. Scarves and dupattas can also help pregnant ladies create a laid-back luxe look. The point of this look is putting all of her accessories in a way to make her look longer and leaner. Don’t go big: Your first instinct may be to buy some long, loose tops that are one or two sizes bigger than your regular size. Buy something big enough to cover your belly. Opt for semi-fitted styles which flare up waist downwards for maximum effect.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveNo heels: Avoid stilettos as far as possible as those precious high heels cannot give your back the support it needs during your pregnancy. Opt for comfortable, dressy flats that will take you from day to night. T-strap sandals, classy ballerinas, juttis or colourful kolhapuris can be your soulmate for those nine months. Size up a half size to accommodate your growing feet. After the baby comes, stash them away for next time or thank them very much and pay it forward to the next lucky lady. Fabric: When buying maternity wedding wear that you hope will last through several pregnancy stages, choose high-quality, well-made items. Ideal maternity clothes will be made with strong, semi-stretchy material that will grow with you, so they will stay snug, flattering and supportive as your body changes. Breathability, softness, durability and stretch are the things to look for in high-quality, comfortable maternity clothes. Natural blended fabrics such as cotton-silk, breathable crepe and flowy chiffons will be soft and easy going, helping you with pregnancy hot flashes and itchiness that are common.Wear bright colours: Colour is a very important thing Wear brighter hues and softer pastels to emphasize that ever-so-youthful pregnancy glow.last_img read more

Tourism Irelands wild new campaign

first_imgSource = ETB News: P.T. Tourism Ireland will follow up this year’s wildly successful global marketing campaign, The Gathering, with The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s first long-distance touring route. The tourist bureau’s outlook for 2014 is positive, incorporating a new self-drive coastal campaign. Other highlights throughout 2014 include the Giro d’Italia cycling event in May; Limerick, city of culture 2014; and Bloom, Ireland’s Largest Gardening, Food & Family Event in May. “This year has been a great year for Ireland,” Tourism Ireland head of Australia and developing markets Jim Paul said. The Wild Atlantic Way, stretching 2500km along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork, will encompass 156 strategically placed discovery points for travellers to stop and experience the craic. Check out ‘The Wild Atlantic Way’ promotional video below, courtesy of Fáilte Ireland. Tourism Ireland hosted ‘An Evening of Ireland’ in Sydney this week, bringing together local media and highlighting the accomplishments of the 2013 campaign, while explaining the outlook for 2014. There were over 4000 specific events arranged across the country this year, with more still to come. The Wild Atlantic Way follows 2013’s The Gathering. “It was always a bit of a worry looking ahead to 2014, given the success of The Gathering in 2013,” Tourism Ireland manager Australia and New Zealand Diane Butler. “We’ve created the longest defined coastal touring route in the world – The Wild Atlantic Way – a journey of a lifetime that we feel will resonate strongly with the Australian market, particularly given the self-drive component.” Tourism Ireland predicts there will be approximately 180,000 Australian and New Zealand travellers to Ireland by the end of the year. “The Gathering was aimed at the 70 million diaspora around the world, to bring them back to Ireland… we did it from the ground upwards, working very closely with the communities in Ireland – the towns, councils, sports societies, local musicians – we then left it up to them to set up their own events.” The campaign was received extremely well in the United States, while Australian travellers to Ireland also grew, rising 16 percent for January-June 2013, compared to the same period in 2012.last_img read more

Review In Shape of Water a Technicolor ode to

first_imgReview: In ‘Shape of Water,’ a Technicolor ode to outsiders This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Richard Jenkins, left, and Sally Hawkins in a scene from the film “The Shape of Water.” (Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP) A warm, generous spirit of affection and insurrection washes over Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” a Cold War-era fairytale that submerges you in the fantastical realm of the director’s Technicolor imagination only to swell into a watery allegory for today.It is, one suspects, the monster movie Del Toro was born to make. Lushly composed, vividly realized, “The Shape of Water” is lovingly designed to send you floating out to sea on a carnal bed of enchantment and acceptance. If that sounds a little much, that’s true, too, of “The Shape of Water.” It’s an exceedingly dreamy movie so intoxicated with itself that it’s sometimes easier to admire Del Toro’s classically composed film than to genuinely swoon for it.With shades of “Beauty and the Beast,” ”The Shape of Water” is about a love between a mute cleaning lady, Eliza (Sally Hawkins), and a merman (Doug Jones) who has been captured from the Amazon and hauled back to 1962 Baltimore by a cattle prod-wielding military man named Stickland (Michael Shannon). At a secret government laboratory where Eliza and her talkative friend Zelda (Octavia Spencer) mop up blood, the amphibious man is studied and tortured but mostly kept chained in a murky pool so he can’t be taken by the Russians.Eliza lives — and this is one of those touches a little too on-the-nose — above a grand movie palace where business is drying up. Her friend and neighbour is a gay, out-of-work artist named Giles (Richard Jenkins), who draws wholesome pictures of nuclear American families for an advertising company he used to work for. It’s his voice, in the movie’s glowing opening, that introduces the tale of “the princess without voice.” The camera drifts through a flooded apartment where Eliza sleeps on a floating divan while Alexandre Desplat’s romantic score thrums.We later learn that Eliza is an orphan whose throat was thrashed as a baby, and who was found in a river. So she has a kind of affinity for water, and, after setting an egg timer for precision, masturbates in an overflowing tub. Her courtship with the merman begins with an egg, too, only with the crackle of an opened hardboiled, which she sets out for the creature.Del Toro’s fables may be sweet, but they aren’t tame. (His latest is most connected in spirit with his wartime fantasy “Pan’s Labyrinth,” set in Franco-era Spain.) One of the best things about “The Shape of Water” is that it’s a fairy tale that not only doesn’t hide from sexuality, but fully embraces it. The movie’s lustful soul is written across Hawkins’ face as it lights up in mischievous delight.A love story between two voiceless creatures — one finned, the other not — “The Shape of Water” is a fable to counter the one America long told itself and that some still cling to: of the supremacy of the straight, white, male Bible-thumper. “We’re created in the Lord’s image,” says the married, Cadillac-driving Strickland. He’s talking to Eliza and Zelda and quickly corrects himself that it’s more him who appears godlike.Eliza, Giles and Zelda are all second-class citizens, at best, in the world of “The Shape of Water,” but they — along with a rogue Russian spy (Michael Stuhlbarg) — will plot what amounts to an uprising. Del Toro’s movie dream is one where outsiders of any kind struggle to free themselves from the chains of supposed “decency.” The film’s rousing call-to-action is a silent one, signed by Eliza but with her words captioned across the centre of the screen: “If we do nothing, neither are we.”Nothing is out of place in “The Shape of Water,” especially its heart. The cast is universally flawless, as is the lavish production design of Paul. D. Austerberry and the sumptuous cinematography of Dan Laustsen. The film, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, won’t ever surprise you; and you’ll have no doubt of its message. It simply swims along exactly as you’d expect, through currents both whimsical and ominous, as if striving for light from the bottom of the ocean.“The Shape of Water,” a Fox Searchlight release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language.” Running time: 123 minutes. Three stars out of four.___MPAA definition of R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Nov 29, 2017 9:01 am PDT Last Updated Nov 29, 2017 at 9:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Turkey has not yet found Mediterranean gas

first_imgTurkey has not discovered natural gas in the Mediterranean but, if and when it does, news of the discovery will be announced by the Turkish government, not anyone else, the country’s energy minister said on Thursday.“If, Allah willing, we should one day find natural gas or oil, I will be the first to announce it,” Berat Albayrak reportedly told an energy conference in Turkey.“The news will be announced by us, not through gossip,” he added.Albayrak was alluding to reports in the Greek Cypriot press earlier this week claiming the discovery of natural gas field located between southern Turkey and the northern coast of Cyprus.According to daily Phileleftheros, the data was obtained by the Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa seismic survey vessel. The same report said a newly-acquired drilling vessel of the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), the Deep Sea Metro II, would arrive in the area in the first months of 2018.For his part, Albayrak reiterated that Turkey would be drilling for gas in the Mediterranean in 2018.“This is a nuisance to some. It bothers them so much that even before we have conducted [exploratory] drilling, some are writing that the Turks have found natural gas.“We know what is behind these politically-guided reports generated by the media,” he added.According to a convenience translation of his remarks, Albrayrak said: “No one should consider the Mediterranean, the territorial waters, as their own wealth. Turkey shall carry out these explorations, seismic activities and drillings, either according to international law or through licensing from the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’.”You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo 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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