Sakshi saves Indian wrestling blushes in controversial 2016

first_imgBy Chandraboli Mitra New Delhi, Dec 19 (PTI) A bitter court battle, followed by an embarrassing dope scandal, before some redemption through an Olympic medal — Indian wrestling in 2016 mirrored the script of a Bollywood potboiler in which Sakshi Malik emerged as the new star on the horizon. For most part of the year, wrestling hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, making it a tumultuous Olympic build-up after two-time medallist Sushil Kumar found himself ousted from contention just a couple of months before the Games in Rio. The chain of events that set in ended up disgracing the sport before Sakshi emerged an unlikely saviour in the Brazillian city. Sakshi not only scripted history by becoming the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal, she also became the first to win a medal for the country at the Rio Games before shuttler P V Sindhu capped it off with a silver. Fighting back from 0-5 down to beat Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan 8-5 in the dying minutes of the bronze medal play-off match in womens 58kg freestyle, Sakshi ended Indias painful wait at the 2016 Rio Olympics for a medal and immediately sent the nation of 1.2 billion into euphoria. In fact, the 24-year-olds feat also covered up for the under-achievement of Indian wrestlers at the mega-event with just one medal coming from a strong eight-member team that boasted of three women for the first time. Even London Games bronze-medallist Yogeshwar Dutt failed to live up to the expectations, bowing out in the qualifying round to end his Olympic campaign on a disappointing note. Though Sakshis heroics provided solace, it was not enough to eclipse the shock and embarrassment that India had to endure with Narsinghs ouster from the Olympics. Narsingh was eventually handed a four-year ban for flunking a dope test after the ad-hoc division of the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) overturned the clean chit given to him by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had appealed against NADAs all-clear to Narsingh at CAS, three days ahead of his scheduled opening bout at the Olympics. The 27-year-olds name had appeared in the official Olympic schedule after he underwent the mandatory weigh-in but the CAS verdict dashed all his hopes. In fact, the run-up to the Olympics was nowhere close to being ideal for either Narsingh or the Indian team with more than one controversy affecting their focus. Personally for Narsingh, there was no dearth of trouble ahead of the Games. What started as a minor tussle for an Olympic berth in mens 74kg freestyle, snowballed into an ugly slanging match that ended in a legal battle: though he won in the court, the ordeal was far from over as Narsingh landed in a bigger mess with his blood sample returning positive for a banned substance. In September 2015, Narsingh had bagged an Olympic berth for India at the World Championships in Las Vegas with a bronze medal. PTI CM PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

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Bengaluru shame: Anushka and Malaika’s powerful messages show what is wrong with society

first_imgBengaluru began the New Year on a shameful note, with several women being groped and molested on the city streets in the name of revelry. The horrific incident has invited condemnation from several B-Towners.ALSO READ: Bengaluru mass molestation – Aamir to Varun, B-Town is angry, sad and disappointedALSO WATCH: Akshay Kumar’s angry, emotional video message on Bengaluru molestationAnushka Sharma was full on angst and expressed her ire on Twitter. Writing that the silent bystanders were as much at fault as the molesters themselves, Anushka said that we as a society had failed that night. She wrote, “Teach your kids to respect women instead of making sons feel more entitled and important.”pic.twitter.com/kwNfObNlmP Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) January 5, 2017Malaika Arora chose Instagram to pen a powerful note expressing her anger. Choosing a Julius Caesar-esque “But Brutus is an honourable man” kind of rhetoric, Malaika tore down the people who defend the molesters and indulge in victim-blaming. She concluded with, “Girls wearing short clothes and drinking and partying are copying the Western culture. Boys who molest them r copying the Indian culture???”ALSO WATCH | Bengaluru mass molestation: A victim recounts the ordeallast_img read more

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How are Panera’s nonprofit pay-what-you want outlets doing?

first_imgLast summer, I blogged about Panera’s first pay-what-you-want, nonprofit restaurant near St. Louis. Customers are asked to pay what they can afford (their “fair share”) in donation boxes, and any profits go to charity. The chain, which called this a “test of humanity” has since opened Panera Cares community cafes in Detroit and, this week, Portland. I predicted it would work because of social norms. So how’s it going – right or wrong? Are more people gaming it or are more people giving?About 20% of visitors to the first two locations leave more than the suggested amount, 20% leave less and 60% pay the suggested amount. They generate on average 80% of the retail price and in St. Louis, they are generating more revenue than cost while serving 4,000 people per week. They partner with local charities to put the donations into the community, and they have more volunteers than they can handle. Learn more here:last_img read more

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What’s the #1 reason most freelancers go independent?

first_imgIt’s projected that by 2020, 50% of American workers will either move to independent work, or spend at least part of their working hours as self-employed professionals.So the question is, why are so many people declaring themselves independents?A new study by the Career Advisory Board at DeVry University and MBO Partners may have found an answer.According to the study, the top reason that people choose self-employment is the control it provides over the type of assignments they get to work on.The second most popular reason for going independent was respondents’ personal income earning potential, followed by work/life balance and schedule flexibility.Looking for work? You might want to start connecting with your fellow freelancers! The same study found that word-of-mouth was the top source of work for 82% of respondents. Interestingly, only 6% cited social media as their top source of work.Interested in reading the full report? Check it out here.Freelancers, why did you go independent?last_img read more

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Wilshere to make speedy return

first_imgJack Wilshere Wilshere expects quick return from ankle injury Jamie Smith 03:32 1/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() jack wilshere - cropped Getty Images Arsenal AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal AFC Bournemouth Premier League Chelsea v Arsenal Chelsea League Cup Arsène Wenger After suffering another injury during Wednesday’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg, the midfielder assured Arsenal fans he will be not be out for long Jack Wilshere could be fit to face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday despite suffering an ankle injury against Chelsea in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday.Wilshere, who was captaining Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, was substituted in the second half after he was seemingly hurt in the process of blocking a cross.Arsene Wenger confirmed after the match that Wilshere had suffered a sprain, but the Frenchman was unsure how long the midfielder would be out of action. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Wilshere has suffered from a range of ankle injuries during his career, but he has been enjoying a run of games for Arsenal after recovering from a broken leg sustained on loan at Bournemouth last season.And the 26-year-old, who has made 11 Premier League appearances this season, assured supporters he will not be out of action for long and could even return against his old club.Thanks for all the messages and support after last night. Good news is i should be back in a couple of days   pic.twitter.com/LDagEVnHmp — Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) January 11, 2018 “Thanks for all the messages and support after last night,” Wilshere posted on Twitter. “Good news is I should be back in a couple of days.”Arsenal drew 0-0 with Chelsea in the first leg of the semi-final, with the return match to be played at the Emirates on January 24.last_img read more

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Fekir more key to Lyon than Neymar at PSG

first_imgLigue 1 Lyon’s Neymar? Fekir is even more important than PSG’s brilliant Brazilian Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 18:00 1/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Nabil Fekir Lyon JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images Ligue 1 Neymar Olympique Lyonnais v PSG PSG Olympique Lyonnais Opinion Videos The 24-year-old is attracting interest from Europe’s biggest clubs, and it is little wonder, given his influence at Parc OL this season Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is a man known for his outspoken views. Even so, when asked if he preferred Nabil Fekir to Neymar and he replied in favour of the former, it was a comment that raised eyebrows.That said, the France international has played arguably a more important role for OL this season than the Brazilian superstar has at Paris Saint-Germain. While Neymar can count on a supporting cast including world-class talent such as Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe, it is Fekir’s responsibility to carry an exceptionally young Lyon side. Never will his role be more important than during Sunday’s meeting between the clubs at Parc OL.  Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player No longer does he have Alexandre Lacazette, now of Arsenal, to fall back on, yet he leads the way for Lyon in terms of Ligue 1 goals this season with 15 in 18 appearances – an outstanding tally for a player who is by no means a centre forward.Fekir’s versatility this season has been priceless. At times he has played as a central midfielder in a three, while at others he has been stationed on the wing or even occasionally as a false 9. He may only have three assists to his name, but that scarcely does credit to how integral he is to Lyon’s build-up work.In the midweek victory over Guingamp, when Lyon powered to a 2-0 victory, he was apparently ubiquitous, popping up in several different roles. Indeed, he had so much freedom, the Breton side did not know how to mark him and consequently he dominated the match. At times, he was so influential it was too easy; he had a habit of overdoing things as a result. On one occasion, he attempted a pass to Mariano Diaz simply because it would have made a goal – had it arrived – more aesthetically pleasing. In reality, he was better placed to take a shot.No such luxuries can be afforded on Sunday.Yet, it is impressive to see how far he has come when his career might have been decimated by a serious knee ligament injury sustained on the occasion of his first international start for France against Portugal in September 2015. Somewhat inevitable, given the stall this issue gave to his professional aspirations, his career is often talked of in terms of pre and post-injury Fekir.After eight months out of the game, it took him a long period before he was back to his absolute best, but though he might lack the extreme acceleration that he once possessed, he has made up for it with technique, vision and execution.Nabil Fekir GFX“He’s done a lot of work to get back to his level,” France boss Didier Deschamps said earlier this season, pointing to the fresh responsibility of captaincy as having helped him grow. “The fact that he has more responsibility in Lyon is not a bad thing as it has allowed him to open up more.“From what I’ve seen since the beginning of the season, this is the Nabil before his injury.”The player, meanwhile, concurs. “I’ve improved my volume of play, I’m making more effort than before,” he confirmed on Friday. “That’s not to say that before I wasn’t capable, but maybe the armband has given me a desire to do more to work harder for my team-mates.That nutmeg, though.Nabil Fekir is the French top scorer in Europe’s top five leagues after netting his 14th Ligue 1 goal to draw Lyon level with Angers. 1-1. 🇫🇷#OLSCO pic.twitter.com/wwh9TnzWOH— Goal (@goal) January 14, 2018It was a bold move from coach Bruno Genesio to give the 24-year-old the armband, given their strained history, but Lyon now rely on their captain more than any other individual in the recent past.“I wouldn’t say it’s a new Nabil Fekir – it’s the one we knew before his injury but with more maturity,” Genesio said. “He’s made every effort to bounce back. “He’s physically well, better in his head and has regained his best level. Since the start of the season, I feel he’s been completely focussed on the team. If I entrusted him to be captain, it’s because he’s been exemplary on the field and with his behaviour.”Of course, he has not been without his faults, sparking a riot during the derby as he provoked Saint-Etienne’s fans by holding his shirt up to them after scoring to make it 5-0, having previously insulted OL’s local rivals in the build up to the game.  Nabil Fekir Saint-Etienne Lyon Ligue 1 05112017In the aftermath, he was victim of a challenge that was a virtual assault from Leo Lacroix, leading Aulas to grumble on Twitter about the “dramatic aggressiveness” of Saint-Etienne and the “heroic” actions of Fekir.While that may have ignited fury on the banks of the Loire, back on the side of the Rhone, it served only to enhance the No.10’s cult status and provided an iconic moment in a campaign that has also seen him score from the halfway line with his weaker foot.But while his president has previously said there is a “strong chance” of Fekir staying another year in Lyon, the giants are circling. Manchester City, Arsenal and Barcelona have all been linked with him, and he will not quell the rumours.“Spain makes me dream: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid. Those are great clubs. But there is also England, with Manchester City and Arsenal,” he told Telefoot.“Is this my last season at Lyon? I don’t know what the future holds for me. I’ve still got two years left on my contract. So, I’m still Lyonnais.”In a league in which the star names are monopolised by PSG, Fekir is a rare example of a figure elsewhere who could seamlessly mingle into such company.On Sunday, he will have another chance to prove it.last_img read more

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Photo: Someone Sprayed #BringBackBruce On Tennessee’s Famous Rock

first_imgTennessee rock spray painted with "Bring Back Bruce."The Rock is one of the major landmarks at the University of Tennessee. According to the UT Athletics website, for decades, students have painted the rock with messages ranging from “birth announcements to memorials, break-up messages to marriage proposals, protests of war to messages of peace, celebration of Vol victories to expressions of, shall we say, disappointment.”Apparently , at least one Tennessee student decided to use The Rock as a personal billboard to advocate the return of former men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl. Pearl enjoyed a successful six-year tenure in Knoxville from 2006-11, before being fired for numerous NCAA infractions. He is currently the head coach of Auburn University. The Vols are in the market for a new head coach after Donnie Tyndall was fired this week for…NCAA violations. Our amateur artist feels Pearl’s track record (at least the positive parts of it) make him the perfect replacement for Tyndall.#BringBackBruce on the rock @coachbrucepearl #VFL pic.twitter.com/QhYzgObwxb— Brandon Carpenter (@bcarp49) March 28, 2015last_img read more

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KNOT Shuttle Tankers Acquires Dan Sabia

first_imgzoom KNOT Shuttle Tankers AS has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire KNOT Shuttle Tankers 21 AS, the company that owns the shuttle tanker, Dan Sabia, from Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS.The purchase price of the acquisition is USD 103 million, net of USD 64.5 million of outstanding indebtedness related to the Dan Sabia.The acquisition is expected to close within approximately 30 days, subject to customary closing conditions.The Dan Sabia is operating under a bareboat charter with Petrobras Transporte S.A. The Dan Sabia charter commenced upon delivery of the vessel in the first quarter of 2012 and will terminate in the first quarter of 2024.As a result of the acquisition, the KNOT Offshore Partners’ management has recommended to the Board an increase in the Partnership’s quarterly cash distribution of between USD 0.01 and USD 0.015 per unit, which would become effective for the distribution with respect to the quarter ending September 30, 2015.last_img read more

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HOW UNPLANNED MADE IT TO 56 THEATRES ACROSS CANADA

first_img Twitter Unplanned is a film that boasts no major stars, has received mostly poor ratings, and has been called “a piece of hate propaganda” against women and abortion providers by Joyce Arthur of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada.Still, the movie, based on the memoir by Abby Johnson, a former Texas Planned Parenthood staffer-turned-anti-abortion activist, has opened in 56 theatres across Canada. A film shot for a modest $6 million US is being shown on giant screens alongside Toy Story 4 and Spider-Man: Far from Home, a feat most makers of Canadian films shot on a similar budget could only dream of. Advertisement Login/Register With: On the film’s opening weekend, women’s and pro-choice groups are planning demonstrations around the country, while some church groups and anti-abortion groups are calling for outings to watch it.But there’s one aspect of the film that’s difficult to dispute: its producers’ savvy in getting such wide distribution. Martin Katz, a veteran Canadian film and TV producer and the chair of the Canadian Academy of Film and Television, calls the film’s distribution “surprising.”“My understanding is that it’s quite terrible, but there are a lot of terrible films that get released,” said Katz.“What I think is drastic is that there’s a lot of great Canadian films that don’t get released, if they do get released, they get released on a screen or five screens or six screens, not [almost] 60 screens.”Unplanned’s road to the theatres followed a careful strategy of galvanizing its supporters, while working to appease the requirements of the Canadian theatre distribution system and, possibly, promising hefty box office returns based on its success in the United States. Actor Ashley Bratcher (right) is shown in a scene from the film Unplanned. A controversial American anti-abortion film is set to hit Canadian theatres soon, with the distributor bracing for possible protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Soli Deo Gloria Releasing MANDATORY CREDITcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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Health Canada provides food safety tips when shopping at farmers markets

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the summer well underway, Health Canada is reminding Canadians of how to keep safe and healthy when purchasing fresh, local foods from farmers’ markets.According to Health Canada, fresh produce can become contaminated in the field through contact with soil, contaminated water, wild or domestic animals, or improperly composted manure.To avoid illness, Health Canada advises that you should store fresh produce in the refrigerator, and before consumption, you should always thoroughly rinse fruits and vegetables in cool water. When it comes to buying meats, you should choose properly chilled meat and place packages of raw meat in separate shopping bags to keep meat juices from leaking onto other foods.Health Canada also says that it is a good idea to wash bags and bins after each use to avoid the spread of foodborne illnesses.More food safety tips can be found on Health Canada’s website.last_img read more

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Sun Life to move HQ within Toronto to new financial district

TORONTO — Sun Life Financial will be moving its headquarters a few blocks from its current location to Toronto’s new southern financial district.The move is expected to happen in 2017, after construction of a new 35-storey tower is completed at an estimated cost of $375 million.Sun Life’s head office has been at the corner of University Avenue and and King Street in downtown Toronto for about 30 years.It was previously based in Montreal, where Sun Life was founded and grew into an international insurance company.The new Toronto location will be closer the waterfront, at One York Street, with Sun Life occupying about 10 floors.The company will also retain its ownership interest in the 150 King St. W. building. Handout read more

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Uruguayan named to lead UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus

General Figoli, 55, replaces Lieutenant General Jin Ha Hwang as Force Commander of one of the UN’s longest-running peacekeeping missions. It has been in place in Cyprus since March 1964.General Figoli enlisted as a cadet in the Uruguayan army in 1965 and is a graduate of the Uruguay Military Academy, Army Staff College and the National Superior Studies Centre.He has held various military posts in Uruguay, and has also served with UN operations in India-Pakistan, Cambodia, Rwanda and Tajikistan. read more

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Defence Forces to begin general service recruiting early next year Shatter

first_img362 personnel left the force over the past year, so the new recruits entering service will ensure the strength of the Permanent Defence Force stays above the 9,500 level.At the moment, the only position up for grabs within the forces is one for a military doctor. The job spec states that “the role comes with very real physical and mental challenges”. It adds:“In addition to your medical role as an Officer you will be expected to lead and manage the personnel of the Medical Corp.”Any takers? More here… Read: First Garda recruitment drive since 2009 begins todayRead: Over €16 million spent on policing protests against Corrib gas pipeline THE NEXT ROUND of ‘general service’ recruitment in the Defence Forces will begin “in the first half of 2014″ Defence Minister Alan Shatter has confirmed.The news comes in the wake of lifting of the hiring freeze in An Garda Síochána. Recruitment for new police officers began yesterday, with details available on the Public Appointments Service website.360 new general service recruits entered the Defence Forces at the start of this month, following the latest round of hiring. They were chosen from existing competition panels.Shatter gave this answer, following a written parliamentary question from Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan: As the Permanent Defence Force is currently below the agreed stabilised strength of 9,500, it is my intention that targeted recruitment will continue within the resource envelope allocated to Defence.It is planned to run a new General Service recruitment competition in the first half of 2014. Details will be made available on the Defence Forces website www.military.ie when the competition commences.last_img read more

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LiFi uses light to beam data directly to your smartphone

first_imgUSING YOUR LAMP as a wireless hotspot might sound far-fetched, but it could soon become a reality thanks to some new developments in light technology.LiFi technology uses LED light as a medium to send data instead of radio waves at broadband speeds.With the industry estimated to be worth $6 billion by 2018, a number of companies such as PureLiFi have been working on developing this technology. (Video: pureVLC/YouTube)Another company working on developing LiFi is Oledcomm. The French company showcased a device capable of transmitting data, such as a video, map or image,  from a lamp to your phone at CES this year.The company has also partnered with Sunpartner Technologies to unveil the first solar LiFi smartphone.The phone uses light to generate electricity as well as receive and transmit data at broadband speeds. This means it can use the light to recharge the phone as it’s connecting to the web.If the concept still has you scratching your head in confusion, here’s the University of Edinbrugh’s chair of mobile communications Harald Haas explaining how the technology works back in 2011. (Video: TED/YouTube)Read: Your next TV: Will it be Ultra HD? >Read: The ten fastest supercomputers in the world >last_img read more

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Jobs Department denies it withheld Waterford job losses until after the election

first_imgUpdated 4.26pmAN INDEPENDENT TD for Waterford has said it’s “deplorable” that the government was aware of impending job losses in Waterford, but did not inform workers sooner.However, the Department of Jobs has strenuously denied that the announcement was held under after the local and European elections, stating that they were first informed of the company’s final decision yesterday.Deputy John Halligan said he met with the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton prior the announcement this morning of 200 redundancies at Bausch and Lomb, the largest employer in the county.“We had to push them,” Halligan told TheJournal.ie, “but they said that they had been aware of job restructuring.”He added that it was likely it was held until after the local and European elections, which took place last Friday.Halligan also accused the IDA of “not doing their job”.“Their job is to create employment and to protect sustainable employment,” he said, but that Waterford has seen significant job losses without as much job creation as other counties.It’s the worst affected area in the entire country, something acknowledged by government.A spokesperson confirmed that the Department, along with the IDA, had been engaging with Bausch and Lomb for “several months on these issues” in order to secure as many jobs as possible.“The company ultimately decided that the restructuring plan announced today was necessary in order to address declining market share.”The company’s final decision was communicated to DJEI and IDA yesterday (Wednesday 28th). There is no question of the announcement being delayed.Minister Richard Bruton also said this afternoon that the DJEI and the IDA have “proposals ready for substantial financial support for a major investment in the plant by the company, in order to secure its future and position for expansion, in the even that restructuring is successful”.He added that consultation had been on-going for “several months”.Speaking to reporters this afternoon, he said that “he knew from the start” that there would be some job losses in the restructuring.Originally published 3.53pmRead: Waterford’s biggest employer is seeking as many as 200 redundancies >last_img read more

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Netflix finally announces Stranger Things season two

first_imgGood news? We’ll definitely be returning to the Upside Down. Netflix announced Wednesday that its sleeper hit Stranger Things has been officially renewed for its second season, which will air in 2017.To mark the occasion, Netflix released a teaser, which depicted an altered version of the opening title sequence featuring phrases that we can assume are the names of the second season episodes.Entertainment Weekly spoke with the Duffer Brothers, the creators of the show, about what to expect in the next season. Some things fans of the show could’ve already predicted, such as an expected return to the Upside Down, but they also said that audiences will be seeing four new characters, the world outside the town of Hawkins, and the return of some (but not all) characters.“We’re really excited about continuing the story,” Matt Duffer told EW. “There’s a comfort factor in that we know people love and have responded to this world and these characters.”Stranger Things has been a surprising hit this summer, thanks in part to its retro feel, its charismatic kid stars, and its blend of science fiction horror and friendship. It’s especially drawn attention as an homage to 80s movies such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, as well as basically every other 80s pop culture icon and reference (the Retroist broke all of them down if you want to impress your friends).But will a second season be able to capture the same energy? While the finale left the room for a second season– leaving many questions unanswered– the main story was still wrapped up in a satisfying way. The first season could easily stand alone, with many calling for Stranger Things to become an anthology series instead of following up on the mystery surrounding Will Byers.However, the Duffer Brothers stated that there is still plenty of mythology to explore, such as with the workings of the Upside Down and the organization that opened the portal to it. They also tell fans not to worry, as they’ll be approaching the second season in the same way they made the first.“As much as possible, we’re trying to approach it the same as season 1, which is to write stuff that we’re excited about and we think is cool,” Matt Duffer continued. “The hope is that it translates to the fans and that people fall in love with it again.”Plus, I would certainly love to see some of those kids again, including Eleven, who may or may not be returning.last_img read more

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I-5 Bridge spans to close for inspections

first_imgPORTLAND — The Oregon Department of Transportation is planning nighttime closures of the northbound and southbound spans of the Interstate 5 Bridge for inspections and maintenance.The work will begin this weekend and run through Oct. 5.The schedule is as follows:• Sunday, Sept. 30, the left and middle lanes of the northbound span will be closed 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.• Monday, Oct. 1 and Tuesday, Oct. 2, the middle and right lanes will be closed 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.• Wednesday, Oct. 3, and Thursday, Oct. 4, all southbound lanes will be closed 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. with traffic directed onto eastbound state Highway 14.• Monday, Oct. 1 and Tuesday, Oct. 2, the sidewalk on the northbound span will be closed 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. The sidewalk on the southbound span will remain open.• Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 4, the sidewalk on the southbound span will be closed 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. The sidewalk on the northbound span will remain open.last_img read more

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Varane If a Frenchman wins the Ballon dOr well be happy

first_imgFrance defender Raphael Varane doubts there will be any problems within the national team over who wins the Ballon d’OrThe Real Madrid star is in the 30-man shortlist for this year’s award along with France team-mates Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe.The legendary Michel Platini recently backed his fellow Frenchman Varane to win the Ballon d’Or.But, for Varane, it’s of no concern for him or anyone else in the French team.“I think there won’t be a problem between us,” Varane told France Football.“If a Frenchman wins it we’ll be happy, whoever it is.“It’s in the news, but we don’t talk about it. We speak about what was done well, but not [that] this one deserves it more than another.Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona, Real MadridLionel Messi would accept Cristiano Ronaldo’s dinner invite Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Lionel Messi revealed he would have no problems accepting long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s surprise invitation to dinner sometime.“We all contributed. You can’t say: ‘He doesn’t deserve it, he didn’t work.’”Varane also added that France’s World Cup title victory came about due to a team effort, despite the star names in the squad.“We do a team sport. Individually, you’re worthless!” said Varane. “You can be a huge player, if you play alone, the team loses.“All the teams that win a big trophy, it is thanks to the collective, when each one takes pleasure to share with the others. This is how it works.“Basically, I played football to share with others, to excel together, to achieve a goal.“After, we all have our ego, our pride and our personality. But all alone, in football, it does not work.”The winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or will be announced on December 3 in Paris.last_img read more

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Bob Dylan Launches New Line Of Whiskeys Called Heavens Door

first_img Email Bob Dylan’s New Signature Line Of Whiskeys bob-dylan-launches-new-line-whiskeys-called-heavens-door https://www.instagram.com/p/BiE4RRdhfuu/?taken-by=heavensdoorwhiskey Facebook Twitter “Dylan has these qualities that actually work well for a whiskey,” Bushala said. “He has great authenticity. He is a quintessential American. He does things the way he wants to do them. I think these are good attributes for a super-premium whiskey as well.”Heaven’s Door’s initial run is available now as a limited-edition “Bootleg Series” at the whiskey label’s website and at liquor stores in select states. The brand also plans to open a distillery in Nashville in 2019.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more The GRAMMY winner teams up with Angel’s Envy to introduce three new whiskeys named after one of Dylan’s most lasting songsNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 30, 2018 – 8:32 am Songwriting icon Bob Dylan now has his own signature line of whiskeys called Heaven’s Door, named after his classic 1973 song “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”Dylan partnered with bourbon makers Angel’s Envy to offer three small batch whiskeys, including a straight rye, a double barrel whiskey and a Tennessee bourbon.”We both wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that, in their own way, tell a story,” Dylan said in a statement to The New York Times. “I’ve been traveling for decades, and I’ve been able to try some of the best spirits that the world of whiskey has to offer. This is great whiskey.”The article also reveals that Angel’s Envy founder Marc Bushala approached Dylan with the idea, and Dylan laid out a flavor profile for each whiskey. News Bob Dylan Launches New Line Of Whiskeys Called Heaven’s Door last_img read more

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Santa Fe School Leaders Could OK Use Of Metal Detectors

first_imgMarie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle/Via NPRMourners gather by the Barnett Intermediate School where parents are gathering to pick up their children and hear news. Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle/Via NPRLeaders of Santa Fe school district where 10 people were shot to death in May are expected to consider whether to install metal detectors and change the dress code.The Galveston County Daily News reports the board of the Santa Fe Independent School District plans a vote Monday.A teen suspected in the shootings, who’s charged with capital murder and remains in custody, wore a trench coat during the gunfire at Santa Fe High School. Officials say that attire violated the dress code.The newspaper reports a safety and security committee established after the May 18 attack met Thursday to recommend changes, including metal detectors and dress code updates.Trustees earlier this month approved spending at least $1.5 million for increased security. Donations have been received for metal detectors.___Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com Sharelast_img read more

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