10 months ago​Hodgson insists Crystal Palace are no longer selling club

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Hodgson insists Crystal Palace are no longer selling clubby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoy Hodgson insists that Crystal Palace are not looking to sell any stars in the winter.Palace have many players that are linked with moves away, such as Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend.It is Zaha in particular who has interest from the top clubs in the league.But Hodgson believes the club want to add to the team, not take away quality midway through the season.”If anything, we need to strengthen our squad, not weaken it,” Hodgson told Sky Sports News.”It would take a lot for us to lose players because we are not a selling club at the moment.”At this time of year there will be questions to answer every day because someone, somewhere will be linking players with another club. I accept that as part of the modern football world.”We will deal with that and keep our business to ourselves – I am not one to go out and individually discuss other players all the time.”I am sometimes amused to see players linked with other clubs where I don’t see any connection whatsoever but on occasions you have to think, ‘maybe they have heard a rumour and they’re not so far off’.” last_img read more

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a month agoRodgers focused on developing Leicester youth

first_imgRodgers focused on developing Leicester youthby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrendan Rodgers says he is focused on developing Leicester City’s younger players.The Foxes came up short in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United.But Rodgers remains concentrated on his goal of progressing his young squad.”I think we are disappointed with the result today,” he said on Saturday. “But it’s healthy for us that we can come away frustrated.”We come to a great arena like here and okay, we didn’t start the game well, but we showed great courage to get back into it and it was disappointing to come away with a point.”I’m very fortunate in that I’m working with a great group of guys – the senior professionals have been absolutely brilliant since I came in. The young players – they are so hungry to improve and that’s our job.”It’s going to be a constant development for them.”It’s time and we just do our best. We just continue to work.”There are a lot of improvements for us and thankfully the players are honest and they want to be better.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney Addressed SC’s Racial Slur Accusations

first_imgDabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Some South Carolina players accused Clemson players and fans of using racial slurs during Saturday’s rivalry game. Dabo Swinney has responded.Earlier, it was reported that Clemson players and fans had allegedly hurled racial slurs toward South Carolina players in the Tigers’ 56-7 uprooting of the Gamecocks. Sunday evening, Swinney spoke to the media, and fielded at least one question regarding the alleged usage of racial slurs by his players.His response, per TigerNet.com:“I was made aware of that,” Swinney said. “Obviously everybody is talking about that. That’s a shame. Absolutely I asked my guys about that. To a man absolutely false and I believe my guys. I know the character of my team. That’s all there is to say about it.”It’s obvious why he’d want to downplay the incident. It’s not a good look for the program or the school and it takes the focus off the Tigers, who are about to play in the ACC Championship game versus Virginia Tech. But still, the use of racial slurs is probably not something that multiple people would make up just for kicks. Whether it was Clemson players or fans, the fact the question was raised is not a good look.last_img read more

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Alabama 4-Star OL Will Reportedly Transfer

first_imgMultiple Alabama football helmets laying on the ground.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Alabama Crimson Tide helmets lay on the ground with in confetti after the game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Alabama won 26-23. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Alabama OL Richie Petitbon was one of the top players in the country when he committed to Alabama in 2014. It looks like he will be finishing his career elsewhere, after Alabama’s College Football Playoff run.According to AL.com, Petitbon—a redshirt junior—is planning to transfer at the end of this season. The move comes on the heels of a season where he made only six appearances but no starts.Per the report, Petitbon—who graduated in May—will be eligible to play for another school immediately as a graduate transfer.Alabama reserve offensive lineman Richie Petitbon plans to transfer after the season, per sources. Will be a graduate transfer https://t.co/chY9JxCB0M— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 12, 2018Petitbon has had a rough go at Alabama in the last four years.He tore his ACL in 2016 and struggled to return to form after he recovered.Alabama head coach Nick Saban ultimately deployed him in a variety of different roles along the offensive line, but couldn’t seem to find a perfect spot for him.Back in 2014, 247Sports rated Petitbon as the No. 62 overall prospect, the No. 6 OG in the country, and the No. 1 prospect from Washington D.C.[AL.com]last_img read more

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1400 arrested at Moscow election protest

first_imgMoscow: Russian police arrested almost 1,400 people as they gathered in Moscow at the weekend to demand open elections, a monitor said, the biggest crackdown on a rally in the country in years. Some 3,500 people took part in the unauthorised protest on Saturday, according to official figures, after authorities blocked prominent opposition candidates from taking part in city elections. The meeting came a week after 22,000 took to the streets calling on authorities to reverse their decision ahead of the vote. Police used batons on protesters as they tried to gather outside city hall on Saturday, and AFP reporters at the scene saw demonstrators with injuries. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe EU in a statement denounced the “disproportionate use of force against peaceful protesters,” which it said undermined “the fundamental freedoms of expression, association and assembly”. Amnesty International also condemned what it said was the use of excessive force by the police. After the rally last week investigators raided the homes and headquarters of a number of disqualified candidates. Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was jailed for 30 days for calling the fresh protest. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsSeveral would-be candidates were detained before or during the meeting on Saturday. Among them was Ilya Yashin, who called for another protest next weekend. OVD-Info, an organisation that monitors protests, reported Sunday that 1,373 people were detained. It said this was the highest number since mass demonstrations in 2012, when tens of thousands protested President Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin after four years as prime minister. The new protests come amid wider public anger over declining living standards that has hit Putin’s approval ratings. Elections to Moscow’s 45-seat legislative body, currently controlled by the pro-Kremlin United Russia party, are due to be held in September. While pro-Kremlin candidates enjoy the support of the state, independent candidates say they have been made to jump through countless hoops in order to get on the ballot for the city polls. Following pickets last week, including outside the local election commission building, investigators said they were launching a criminal probe into obstructing the work of election officials. If found guilty, organisers risk up to five years in prison.last_img read more

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NKDA uses 78000 litres of recycled water in New Town

first_imgKolkata: New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has used 78,000 litres of recycled water in New Town as a part of the drive to conserve water.It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that July 12 will be observed as Save Water Save Life Day, throughout the state. On July 12, she took part in a walk from Jorasanko Thakurbari to Gandhi statue on Mayo Road to make people aware of the need to conserve water. NKDA has recycled 78,000 litres of waste water from its two Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in the past two months. This water has been used to water roadside trees in the central road median and other parts of New Town. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be mentioned that NKDA has planted trees all over New Town, which are watered daily with the help of water tankers. NKDA has proposed to introduce rain water harvesting in big housing complexes in New Town. To create awareness among people, several drives have been taken up. Even in Café Ekante, half glass water is served first and subsequently, water is served on demand. It may be mentioned that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has proposed to stop washing cars using Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaydrinking water. Mayor Firhad Hakim has proposed to set up a washing bay, where vehicles will be washed using unfiltered water. There was provision for unfiltered water in Kolkata earlier, which was used for flushing and cleaning. Every household had separate tanks where unfiltered water was stored. But over the years, the unfiltered water lifting station at Mallickghat became inoperative, leading to the collapse of the system.last_img read more

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No plan to ban petrol diesel vehicles says Nitin Gadkari as auto

first_imgNew Delhi: Road transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday assured that there were no plans to ban conventional petrol and diesel vehicles amid concern in the auto industry that is facing a crisis. “There were discussions and the ministry had received suggestions that petrol-diesel vehicles be banned. I would like to clarify that government does not intend to ban petrol and diesel vehicles. We aren’t going to do anything like that,” said Nitin Gadkari. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The minister, who was addressing the annual meet of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), said the government is considering a cut in the goods and services tax (GST) rate for hybrid vehicles. On the auto industry slowdown, Gadkari said the sector is facing problem because of global economy, demand and supply. “Government is already with the automobile industry and under the finance ministry we’ll find out a solution,” he said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Passenger vehicle sales in India declined by 30.98% in July compared to the same month last year. This is the steepest fall the industry has witnessed in 19 last years. Gadkari said he has asked automakers to consider starting non-banking finance company for lending to buyers to boost sales. Vehicle sales fell by around 31% in July, a nine-month long streak. Reuters reported that automakers, component manufacturers and dealers have laid off about 350,000 workers since the start of the year. The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India announced its decision to suspend production at its Gurugram and Manesar plants in Haryana for two days. This is the first time the company will close both plants simultaneously for two days and comes at a time when the auto major is battling a slowdown. The automobile sector, Gadkari said, needs to focus more on quality. “India can become number one manufacturing hub. The automobile firms should be quality-centric not cost centric.”last_img read more

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Duke Of Cambridge Joins Prince Harry In Lead Up To World Mental

first_imgThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry celebrated World Mental Health Day this week.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry celebrate World Mental Health DayCredit/Copyright: Royal.ukIn the lead up to World Mental Health Day, The Duke of Cambridge visited the Data Observatory at Imperial College London to receive a briefing on the progress the Heads Together campaign and its partners have made towards the national conversation on mental health.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry founded Heads Together in February 2016, in partnership with eight leading mental health charities to highlight how the power of conversations, being able to talk openly about mental health challenges, can be life-changing.At the Data Observatory The Duke saw the results of the largest ever survey of the British public on mental health.Heads Together is part of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and it has been announced that The Royal Foundation will invest £2 million in a new start up for digital mental health innovation.Prince Harry, with the Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, then launched a new partnership to improve the mental health of current and former Armed Forces personnel.This joint initiative between the MOD and The Royal Foundation, will see the Foundation provide advice and resources to the MOD to improve training, education and information sharing for the entire Armed Forces.“By looking after our mental health we are building a more effective armed forces that helps keep this country safe. Our soldiers, sailors and airmen are the best in the world but we will only maintain that if we are as serious about improving mental health as we are our combat skills and cutting-edge technology. So partnering with key groups like the Royal Foundation is an important part of our strategy to improve the wellbeing of our serving Armed Forces and veterans. ” – Defence Secretary Sir Michael FallonAt the launch event Prince Harry delivered a speech on the importance of the initiative:“I am delighted that we are now going to make the most of what we have learned, and working with the MOD, fundamentally change the conversation on mental health inside the military.”Source:Royal.UKlast_img read more

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Im prepared to take what the system wants to throw at me

first_imgAngel MooreAPTN NewsFor the third straight day, 17 Labrador land protectors, many of them Inuit, Innu or Southern Inuit, sat and listened to the evidence against them in a week long trial.All 17 are facing charges of ignoring a court injunction to stay away from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project site located about 30 kilometres west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and for entering and occupying parts of the site two years ago.The charges are civil and have been brought against them by Nalcor Energy, a crown agency of the Newfoundland and Labrador government in charge of getting the dam built.The people on trial say they are protecting their land, water and traditional foods for themselves and future generations.amoore@aptn.ca@angelharksenlast_img

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Ghaziabad police cracks down on illegal liquor wanted criminals

first_imgGhaziabad: In the wake of upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Ghaziabad police has made a major crackdown on illicit liquor and wanted criminals within past 24 hours and seized around 10,050 litres of illegal liquor from various police station areas of the district, while eight persons were also arrested during the drive against liquor mafiyas. Cops said over three dozen other criminals, who were wanted in various cases of heinous crimes, were also arrested by police. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticAccording to police, the drive was undertaken keeping in mind the upcoming elections where sale and distribution of illegal liquor goes up. “Amid the drive against ferrying of illegal liquor in the district ahead of elections, police teams from different police stations pursued vigilant checking and arrested eight persons with over 10,000 litres of liquor from four police station areas. The largest amount of illegal liquor was seized by police station Masuri where two person were arrested with a truck carrying 805 boxes of Haryana-based liquor bottles costing around Rs 70 lakhs,” said Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (city), Ghaziabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe officer further informed that in Muradnagar police station area, two persons were arrested while police managed to recover 30 boxes with 180 litres of Arunachal based illegal liquor from two cars. “Around 141 litres of Haryana based liquor was recovered by Loni border police while 72 litres of illegal liquor was seized by Sihani Gate police,” added Kumar. “All the police units have been asked to remain vigilant about ferrying of liquor and keeping a special watch on the SUVs and mini trucks that can be used to transport smaller quantities of illegal liquor. A closer watch on major inter-state transit points will be done in coordination with other police units,” said Kumar. Meanwhile, police have arrested 19 persons who are booked under gangster act while seven persons under sections of arms act were also arrested by police. “Tightening noose on wanted criminals, police teams from around all the police stations of the district conducted raids and arrested a total of 26 persons under gangster and arms act. All these accused were wanted in criminal activities such as chain snatching, robbery, cow slaughter and illegal weapons. Apart from this, 17 wanted criminals were also arrested for heinous criminal activities such as murder, rape, kidnapping and dowry death,” the officer informed.last_img read more

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South Sudan as rains set in UN agency boosts aid operations to

The agency announced today that despite problems of access and insecurity in parts of the country, it has extended its emergency response for an additional three months to reach conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders with the tools they need. Along with targeting conflict-affected communities with large-scale distributions by truck, FAO successfully flew 21 tonnes of crop seeds to Pibor in Jonglei state in partnership with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Subsequently, FAO undertook an emergency airdrop with the support of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) logistics capacity, dropping packages from a plane to a partner on the ground who then distributed the seed to farmers. Although used only as a last resort due to their high cost, airdrops guarantee that farmers in the most inaccessible areas receive support, enabling them to grow their own food and making the operation cost-efficient in the long run. Three tonnes of crop seeds were successfully air-dropped in Mayendit county in Unity State, and will enable 250 households to produce over 200 tonnes of crops including maize, sorghum, cowpea and sesame.“FAO is doing everything it can to assist the highly vulnerable people of South Sudan, including innovations in the delivery of seeds through airdrops,” said Sue Lautze, the agency’s Head of Office in South Sudan and the UN’s Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in the country. “Portability and flexibility are our watchwords right now. FAO is grateful to WFP and the donors who facilitated these initial airdrops. We will continue to integrate this logistic option as part of the FAO-WFP-UNICEF rapid response partnership.”Since the crisis began, more than 110,000 emergency livelihood kits have been distributed, including crop seeds, fishing kits, vegetable seeds and livestock health kits. With $42 million in funding received to date, FAO is supporting 1.3 million people. However, more funding is urgently needed to reach out to vulnerable rural communities in the worst-hit areas while building resilience throughout the country and to prevent a further worsening of food insecurity, the agency says. read more

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Prince Philips retirement ushers in new era for the Royal Family as

first_imgEarlier this year, Kensington Palace confirmed: “From this autumn, The Duke and Duchess will increasingly base their family at Kensington Palace.“As they have in recent years, Their Royal Highnesses are keen to continue to increase their official work on behalf of The Queen and for the charities and causes they support, which will require greater time spent in London.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Recent months have seen the younger Royals facing pressure to step up their duties. Analysis of the Daily Court Circular in 2016 saw the Duke of Cambridge undertake 80 days of  public engagements.Prince Harry completed 86, while the Duchess of Cambridge – who was looking after Princess Charlotte on maternity leave for much of it – undertook 63. The Princess Royal completed 179 days, the Prince of Wales 139, the Earl of Wessex 118 and Duke of York 112. The Duke of Edinburgh made a total of 110 days of public engagements. The Prince of Wales, who has already taken on many regular duties as representative of the Queen, will continue to step up for overseas tours and state occasions.The Duke of Edinburgh announced that he will no longer accompany his wife on regular engagements, after seven decades of working together in public life. Where necessary, the Queen will now be accompanied by other members of her family. Recent months have seen her joined by the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, while Prince Harry, the Princess Royal and Countess of Wessex have previously been by her side. Last year, the Queen stepped down as patron of 25 national organisations, with the Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry taking over for suitable organisations. Royal sources emphasised there would be no “sudden changes” in the duties taken on by senior royals, adding the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall would seek to assist along with the rest of the family as occasion required. They “stand ready to support the Queen”, one aide added.The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge have already adopted some investiture duties, with the Prince also attending recent Commonwealth heads of government meetings. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will carry out more engagementsCredit:Andrew Matthews /PA The retirement of the Duke of Edinburgh will mark a new era for the Royal family, as younger members of the family increasingly step up to assist the Queen.The Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge, his son and grandson, will continue to take on extra duties, as other Royals accompany the Queen on regular engagements.Kensington Palace has already detailed plans for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to move to London later this year, as the Duke leaves his job as a search and rescue pilot in Norfolk to become a full-time working Royal. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlottelast_img read more

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Leipzig newold champion of Germany

← Previous Story Iceland juniors at EC without qualifications? Next Story → Kolubara Lazarevac won “double crown” in Serbia! For the sixth time in their club history HC Leipzig became German champion in the Women’s Bundesliga. Like in 2009 they beat Bayer Leverkusen in the final. Leipzig paved the way to their title in the first leg, with an 28:26 away victory. The second leg ended with a draw in Leipzig (22:22).Both German finalists have qualified for next season’s Champions League. Leipzig is qualified directly for the Group Phase, Leverkusen will have to go through the qualification tournament.

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LAfrique de plus en plus près du SKA radiotélescope surpuissant

first_imgL’Afrique de plus en plus près du SKA, radiotélescope surpuissantAu Cap, à la pointe sud du continent africain, l’équipe du projet SKA, y croit. Ils s’activent pour remporter le site de ce radiotélescope d’une puissance 50 à 100 fois supérieure à celle des appareils actuels comme des villes se battent pour obtenir les JO.L’année 2012 sera décisive pour déterminer qui de l’Afrique du Sud ou de l’Australie pourra abriter ce radiotélescope d’une puissance 50 à 100 fois supérieure à celle des appareils actuels. Grâce à cet outil, les scientifiques seront en mesure d’observer plus en profondeur les galaxies et de comprendre ce qui s’est passé après le Big Bang.Au plus tard début mars, l’Afrique du Sud saura si le site qu’elle propose dans le désert du Karoo est retenu par la communauté scientifique. La décision finale sera prise aux niveaux politique et financier, le projet étant porté par plusieurs pays bailleurs. Le coût s’élèvera probablement à deux milliards de dollars et le télescope jouera un rôle de premier plan d’un point de vue industriel et universitaire.Par ailleurs, 2012 marquera également le début de la construction en Afrique du Sud d’un radiotélescope de 64 antennes, le MeerKAT, qui sera parmi les cinq plus précis du monde et dont les créneaux d’observation sont déjà réservés pour cinq ans. Un prototype, le KAT-7, a déjà été implanté dans le Karoo, dans une zone semi-désertique déclarée “Réserve radio astronomique” en 2007 par une loi qui donne pouvoir au gouvernement de restreindre toute activité parasite.Une zone calme avec moins d’interférences C’est dans ce paysage de silence et de rocaille que se dresse le précurseur du radiotélescope du futur. Il y a huit ans à peine, le site était absolument vide bien qu’il ne se trouve qu’à une heure de route de la première localité habitée, elle-même à une heure d’avion du Cap. Mais depuis peu, sept antennes paraboliques sont tournées vers le ciel pour capter les signaux de l’univers dans un petit bruit de réfrigérateur.”Nous sommes vraiment au milieu de nulle part”, indique Justin Jonas, l’ingénieur-astronome pilote du projet SKA Africa. “C’est parfait pour nous, cela signifie moins de gens, moins de téléphones portables, moins d’interférences”, dit-il. Avec le bureau d’ingénierie au Cap, les chercheurs sur place inventent, testent les procédures de fonctionnement, calibrent les appareils, vérifient qu’ils enregistrent les galaxies aux bons endroits.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESA”Si on regarde les critères, on est au niveau des Australiens, mais on est une équipe jeune et enthousiaste. On a construit KAT-7 en cinq ans, c’est immense”, souligne Nadeem Oozeer, 36 ans, un chercheur de l’île Maurice. Le gouvernement sud-africain, lui, a déjà investi 635 millions de rands (75 millions de dollars) en sept ans et prévoit de continuer au rythme de 500 millions de rands par an (59 millions de dollars) d’ici 2016 pour achever la construction du MeerKAT. “Nous pensons que nous sommes le pays idéal pour accueillir avec succès le SKA, nous faisons jeu égal avec les meilleurs dans le monde”, ajoute le vice-ministre sud-africain des Sciences, Derek Hanekom. “Mais quoi qu’il arrive nous avançons et nous ferons de la grande astronomie, avec ou sans le SKA”.Le 16 décembre 2011 à 19:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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The Flash Did an Episode with No Flash and it Worked

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. For a show about the Fastest Man Alive, last night’s episode of The Flash was noticeably light on speed. And men. In a cool twist on the standard Flash formula, Barry and the rest of the men spent most of the episode sitting off to the side. Instead, the women had their own superhero adventure, and better still, they barely even mentioned Barry. It’s a nice change for a show that often doesn’t know what to do with the female characters on it. Even the ones with superpowers are usually shoved off to another universe or sent on some mysterious trip to figure themselves out. Which couldn’t happen on screen because… nobody’s allowed to be more interesting than Barry? Iris got it the worst last season, always waiting around to be saved.Last night’s episode went a long way towards fixing that major flaw. The plot revolved around two separate bachelor and bachelorette parties. Barry’s is the boring one. He plans to sit in his living room, drinking brandy while Cisco plays old home movies. There are some very cute shots of him and Iris as kids, but it’s the dullest bachelor party you’ve ever seen. I guess when you’re average night involves beating up supervillains, a quiet night in looks more exciting. Ralph shows up uninvited, not realizing it was a low-key bachelor party and not a secret superhero meeting. When he sees the dull display, he drags everyone to a strip club. He may be a sexist jerk, but at least he saves the night from being a complete bore. At the shockingly PG-rated strip club (they go down to their bikinis!), they find Cecile’s daughter working. This storyline sucks. It’s awkwardly moralistic, and though it provides for some funny moments, I don’t see why it needed to be there. There’s some attempt at justification in that she’s doing research for her book. But in the end, she admits that’s not the only reason, so she quits and tells her mom.Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW)This… oddly puritanical subplot serves one important purpose: It gets Barry out of the picture. At the almost-strip club, Barry wishes he could get drunk. Cisco has invented just the concoction for that purpose. It’s a highly alcoholic formula that enters Barry’s system even faster than his body can process it. It gets him wasted. As weird as certain parts of this storyline are, drunk Barry is the best Barry. Watching him stumble around the bar, screaming “I am THE FLASH!” will have me laughing all day. More than that though, Barry is completely useless, and he doesn’t have his phone. That means, in the more interesting part of the episode, the women are on their own.Iris’s bachelorette party was shaping up to be a boring affair as well, despite an appearance from Arrow’s Felicity. The crossovers are starting! It was going to be a fancy dinner, a bottle of champagne and that’s it. Then, she invited Caitlin, who was planning to skip town that night. Since she didn’t, her past life chooses tonight to catch up with her. There’s a funny bit of schtick about whether or not the scary dude who came up to the table is a stripper. When the guy is told to “take it off, already” he takes out his eye, revealing a weird, snake-looking appendage beneath it. Caitlin got up to some crazy stuff while she was away. Iris spends all of a scene and a half trying to contact Barry, and then he’s never spoken of again. That was a pretty brilliant move and a much better way to handle her character than anything we saw last season. Barry’s not answering? Who cares? It’s Girls’ Night Out; they got this.Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak and Candice Patton as Iris West (Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW)This episode was really Danielle Panabaker’s time to shine, rapidly swapping back and forth between Caitlin Snow and Killer Frost. It’s only in an episode like this that you can really appreciate how different the two characters are. It was also great to have an episode focused on her growth as a hero. Killer Frost is traditionally a villain. I mean, the word “killer” is right there in her name. The fact that much of the drama hinges on characters hiding completely reasonable things from each other is annoying. It’s the one tool The Flash uses more than any other and it’s always terrible. Thankfully here, it doesn’t last long. It’s Iris’s bachelorette party and she has no time for can-I-talk-to-yous in the hallway.With the power of friendship, Iris and the gang turn Killer Frost into more of an Incredible Hulk figure. (Who actually gets a shout-out in this episode, thanks to Felicity. Isn’t it funny how DC shows can just say “The Incredible Hulk” while Marvel’s keep calling him “the big green guy?” What’s with that?) Over the course of the episode, Caitlin grows more comfortable with allowing Frost to come out when she’s needed. It’s a surprisingly natural bit of character growth for a storyline that takes up little more than half an episode. And it all happens with a pretty fantastic villain. Katee Sackhoff plays Amunet, and she’s clearly having a blast in every scene she’s in. Amunet has captured a metahuman whose tears are a powerful drug. By chaining him up and torturing him, she’s able to make enough of the substance to set up a nice little drug business. She can also control a certain type of metal, forming a gauntlet around her hand. This leads to a pretty great ice vs. metal battle, with an assist from felicity in one of those big crane magnet things. Who needs the Flash when you’ve got this team around?Katee Sackoff as Amunet Black and Mark Sweatman as Norvok (Photo: Jeff Weddell/The CW)The guy who cries drugs escapes, but he’s immediately rounded up by The Thinker. Yes, it seems he too was on the bus that got blasted with dark matter. At this point, it’s hard to care about that. This season is more concerned with righting the wrongs of the last one than it is in setting up it’s big bad. Honestly, I’m fine with that. It’s led to a streak of fun episodes that just weren’t possible last season. I have every confidence this season will set up The Thinker when it’s good and ready. Until then, I hope this episode was more than just a one-off. Just because it course corrected regarding how it treats its female characters doesn’t mean it’s done. Keep going in this direction. Obviously, I don’t want it to do away with the Flash every week, but I hope this is a sign that Iris and Caitlin will have more to do in the future. It was a lot of fun watching them work together last night. I want more of that.center_img Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis last_img read more

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Legacy Childrens Center completes celebrates expansion

first_imgThe pediatric rehabilitation program had just 12 kids when it opened 10 years ago at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Today, more than 550 children receive physical, occupational and speech therapy services at the Legacy Children’s Center each week.And up until a week ago, the rehab program was using the same office space to serve those 550 kids as it was when it had just a dozen patients.But early last week, the medical center celebrated the completion of a 3,425-square-foot expansion of its Children’s Center, funded by $440,000 in community donations. The added space allows the rehab program to add services and cut down its 200-child waiting list.In addition, the Children’s Center took over a vacated 1,120-square-foot suite on the same floor to bring pediatric specialists under the same roof. Previously, the providers were crammed into the same office space as the rehab program, and some of those speciality services were only available at the health system’s Portland centers.“The goal is access to services close to home,” said Lisa Lyons, manager of the pediatric rehab program.‘New opportunities’The pediatric rehab clinic was previously housed in a 6,400-square-foot office in the hospital’s medical office building. The program was bursting at the seams.last_img read more

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Memorial held for boy killed after falling from Aventura highrise

first_imgFernandes-Pedra was killed after falling from the 12th floor of Echo Aventura. Police said their initial investigation revealed the fall was accidental.According to investigators, Fernandes-Pedra climbed up to the top of the building with his little brother and jumped to his death, believing the playground cover below was a giant trampoline.According to a GoFund me page created for the family, the young boy was from Aruba, and his family would like to take him back home for a proper burial. If you would like to help with the travel and funeral cost click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. AVENTURA, FLA. (WSVN) – – A heartbroken community came together to mourn an 8-year-old boy who fell to his death from a high-rise in Aventura.Loved ones held a procession for Justin Fernandes-Pedra along Northeast 188th Street, Sunday. It ended at Peace Park, where participants created a display with candles, flowers and teddy bears.Those who took part in the solemn occasion were asked to wear white tops as a symbol of purity.“My son loved life, and I will always remember him; and we will always love him,” the boy’s mother said.Members of the community stopped by to leave flowers and stuffed animals in the child’s honor. Candles were also left in a circle surrounding the letter “J.”Family members described Fernandes-Pedra as an adventurer who traveled from city to city to compete in go-kart racing. Photos shared by the family showed the boy and his father side-by-side at competitions. Relatives said his father would travel across South America to support him at races.“He was a person, a boy with so much life,” his father said. “I don’t have the words to tell you all who are here, sharing in the great pain that I feel, because I know I will never see him again in my life.” last_img read more

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InterContinental Hotels Group signed three managem

first_imgInterContinental Hotels Group signed three management contracts yesterday to introduce its luxury boutique hotel brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, to Asia. Announced at the 2017 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), the first Kimpton properties in the region will be located in prime markets in Southeast Asia and Greater China.Keith Barr, Chief Executive Officer, IHG, said: “Our Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand is incredibly unique and we’re thrilled to see our plans to take it global continue to gather pace. This is the right time to introduce Kimpton to Asia, where we see more and more travellers looking for a sophisticated, yet personalised lifestyle travel experience. The hotels we have signed are in highly sought-after destinations in Bali, Indonesia, and Shanghai and Sanya in China, and provide a fitting introduction to Asia for this iconic brand.”The first Kimpton located in Southeast Asia, Kimpton Bali, will open in 2019 on the picturesque Nusa Dua coast, and feature 50 luxurious villas. China’s Kimpton Shanghai Jing’an is slated to open in 2021 and will feature 150 guest rooms and 120 villas that originally belonged to the British-American Concession. Similar to the villas, that were mostly developed between 1910 and 1930, the hotel’s common areas will be housed in a historically reserved building.Also in China, in Sanya, Hainan Province, the 251-room Kimpton Resort Sanya Haitang Bay has direct beach access and is scheduled to open in 2021. asiaIHGKimpton Hotelslast_img read more

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Fuel sales fall 38 in 2014 to 13 million tonnes Cystat says

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesTotal fuel sales fell 3.8 per cent in 2014 to 1.3 million tonnes compared to 2013 mainly on a slump in the diesel sales, the statistical service said.Sales of low sulphur diesel fell 3.8 per cent last year to 249,801 tonnes compared to the year before, while respective sales of gasoil fell 9.9 per cent to 77,308 tonnes, Cystat said in a statement on its website today. Sales of unleaded petrol 95 RON and 98 RON fell 2.1 per cent and 7.7 per cent to 322,709 tonnes and 18,057 tonnes respectively.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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