Salaam Cricket 2018: Sunil Gavaskar reveals why he once sported a moustache

first_imgThe first edition of Asia Cup in 1984 was played in Sharjah, UAE and one thing that was unique about the event was that Sunil Gavaskar sported a moustache during the tournament.Speaking to India Today’s Vikrant Gupta during Salaam Cricket 2018 on Monday, Gavaskar revealed the reason behind sporting a moustache.The former Indian opener said he decided to keep a moustache to get extra five minutes sleep in the morning.”Matches used to start very early – I liked my sleep like most of us and I wanted to sleep five extra minutes. I I didn’t have to shave my moustache then I can sleep extra five minutes,” said Gavaskar.Salaam Cricket 2018: LiveGavsakar also expressed disappointment on the fact that matches are not being held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the venue which has witnessed some classic India-Pakistan matches.”The first flame for cricket in UAE was lit up in Sharjah. That is why Sharjah should be one of the venues. You get a bigger crowd, the stadium is more accessible. I’m disappointed that Sharjah is not hosting any games at the Asian Games 2018. It would have been fitting if Sharjah had got a game or two in the Asia Cup,” Gavaskar said during the ‘Diggajon Ki Nazar Se’ session.The special event of Salaam Cricket 2018 is being organised by India Today and Aaj Tak which will bring together legendary cricketers from Asia at the iconic Annual Cricket Conclave, Salaam Cricket in Dubai on 17th September. Cricketing legends Sunil Gavaskar, Mohd Azharuddin, Harbhajan Singh, Wasim Akram, Younis Khan, Misbah Ul Haq, Habibul Bashar, Muttiah Muralitharan, Abdul Qadir will get together at Hotel Address Boulevard, Dubai to enthrall the audience with unheard tales, electrifying insights and their un-paralleled view on the Asia Cup.advertisementlast_img read more

Australian Open: Simona Halep not intimidated by Serena Williams anymore

first_imgWorld number one Simona Halep said she does not feel intimidated by the prospect of facing Serena Williams and will relish the opportunity of taking on the 23-time Grand Slam champion at Melbourne Park on Monday.Halep outplayed Serena’s older sister Venus in a 6-2 6-3 third-round victory, a performance she described as her best of the season but the Romanian knows Serena is the bigger obstacle.”She was [intimidating] when I was younger but now I don’t feel intimidated anymore,” the 27-year-old told reporters.”It’s going to be huge challenge for me. It’s always great to play against Serena because every time I have to learn something from the match.”Halep has lost eight times in nine meetings with Serena, which all came before the American took time off around the birth of her daughter in September 2017.Should Halep win on Monday, she will join Martina Hingis and Justine Henin as the only players to knock out the Williams sisters in consecutive rounds of a major.Despite being top of the rankings, Halep does not feel like the superior player against seven-times Melbourne champion Serena.”For sure she’s the best player in the world because she won so many Grand Slams,” Halep added.”I cannot compare my results to her. But in this moment I am confident that I am in this position and I’m positive about it.”Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic will continue his quest for a record seventh Australian Open title against 22-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev, who has reached the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time.advertisementGermany’s Alexander Zverev meets Canadian Milos Raonic in a battle of big hitters in the afternoon session on Rod Laver Arena.last_img read more

Roger Federer happy to join Jimmy Connors in 100 ATP titles club

first_imgAdd a century of career titles to Roger Federer’s staggering list of tennis achievements.The 20-time Grand Slam champion became the second man to win 100 tour-level tournaments in the professional era when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday.Jimmy Connors is the other player to reach the milestone, and the American ended his career on 109 titles.”Welcome to the ‘Triple Digit’ tournament victory club,” Connors said in a Twitter post to Federer, “I’ve been a bit lonely — glad to have the company!!!”Welcome to the Triple Digit tournament victory club @rogerfederer I’ve been a bit lonely- glad to have the company !!! Jimmy Connors (@JimmyConnors) 2 March 2019Federer replied, “Happy to join!”Happy to join! Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) 2 March 2019By beating a player nearly half his age, the 37-year-old Federer continued his record of winning at least one title every season since his first in 2001 in Milan. Eight of his victories have come in Dubai.”It’s been a long, wonderful journey. I have loved every minute,” Federer said. “It’s been tough but the sacrifice has been very, very worthwhile and we’ll see how much more I’ve got left in the tank.”Reaching 100 is an absolute dream come true for me.”As well as his record haul of Grand Slam titles, which includes a record eight wins at Wimbledon, Federer has won a record six ATP Finals and topped the rankings for a record 310 weeks – including 237 straight.advertisementIn a battle of the generations, Federer avenged his loss to the 20-year-old Tsitsipas, a rising star from Greece, in the last 16 of the Australian Open in January.Federer broke serve in the first game and took the set on his fourth set point.The second set was more even, but Tsitsipas made the first big mistake in dumping an easy shot into the net to lose serve for a 5-4 deficit. His opponent then held serve to love to join Connors in the century club.”I’m so happy I’m still playing,” Federer said. “It all started as a junior world champion. It’s been great. I wouldn’t do it any differently.”Also Watch:last_img read more

Minister Opens Three New Community Homes

first_imgTwenty-four individuals with disabilities will enjoy greater independence and will participate more in their community thanks to the opening of three new community homes in Stellarton, Pictou Co. today, June 30. Community-based homes provides the individual with the programming and support they need while also enhancing their ability to live, work and socialize as independently as possible. “I’m so happy to see so many smiling faces as the residents get ready to move into their new home,” said Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse. “These new homes will make life better for the residents and their families as they will know that their loved ones are receiving the support they need while living as independently as they can.” The three new community homes will each be home to eight individuals. The residents will live together but each one will have their own private bedroom. The homes have been named Evergreen Ridge, Brook Haven, and Sky View and are located on the Riverview Homes property. Residents are expected to move in this summer. “This is a great day for my family and especially my brother,” said Rita Marr, sister of a Riverview resident. “We are all so excited that he will have the opportunity to experience a more independent life while also sharing that experience with seven other people. He really can’t wait.” The three community homes are the first phase of a $22-million renovation project funded by the Department of Community Services. The next phase of the project is a total renovation of the main house. “These community homes represent a new beginning for Riverview, its residents, staff and board of directors,” said Mary Ellen Pittoello, chief executive officer of Riverview Homes. “We are excited to move the residents into their new homes and begin the next phase of our renovation.” Riverview Home Corp. provides residential support to about 100 individuals with intellectual, physical and cognitive disabilities as well as individuals with chronic mental illness.last_img read more

NDA to strengthen position in Rajya Sabha

first_imgNew Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will strengthen its position in the Rajya Sabha with the addition of four more members later this week. This will be following the inclusion of four Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and one Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) member. With this, the NDA will have 115 MPs with a clear sight at the halfway mark of 121 in the House of 241 (actual strength 245). These members are from Bihar, Gujarat and Odisha. In Bihar, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) will get the slot. Two seats will be added to the BJP’s tally in Gujarat and one in Odisha out of three. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The Bharatiya Janata Party is the single largest party in the Upper House with 75 members. The Congress is the largest opposition party with 48 members and Samaajwadi Party and Trinamool Congress being the largest non-Congress-non-BJP party with 13 members each. There will be five vacancies from Tamil Nadu on July 24. These are D. Raja of CPI, and AIADMK’s K.R. Arjunan, Dr. R. Lakshmanan, Dr. V. Maitreyan and T. Rathinavel Rathinavel. Unlike the first term of the Modi government, the NDA is expecting less obstacles in the Rajya Sabhja this time. In his speech in the Rajya Sabha on the President’s address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the mandate of the people should not be stifled by putting obstacles in clearing the bills. The BJP is expecting issue-based support from parties like the Biju Janata Dal (5), YSR Congress (2) and TRS (6 members).last_img read more

Saudi Grand Mufti Says Celebrating Prophets Birthday is Sinful

Rabat – After sparking controversy for warning against Pro-Gaza Demonstration, Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has reportedly issued a new controversial fatwa suggesting that celebrating the birthday of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is “sinful.”On Friday, Muslims around the world celebrated the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). In many countries, including Morocco, Muslims honored the birth of their Prophet in a ritual called the Mawlid.These popular practices are festive occasions that are often celebrated by remembering episodes from the life of the Prophet or by reciting devotional poetry.. It is also an opportunity for parents to take their children with them to the mosque and teach them about the Prophet’s teachings, bravery, and forgiving character. Some families also make sure to donate to charity in honor of the Prophet’s birthday.However, Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti and the General President for Scientific Researches and Fatwa Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh objects to such celebrations, according to Arab News.In his Friday congregational sermon at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh reportedly said that celebrating the Prophet’s birthday is a bidaa- sinful religious innovation-that “crept into Islam after the first three centuries, when the companions and successors of the companions lived.”He also claimed  that those who urge others to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet are “evil and corrupt.”The Grand Mufti clarified that love of the prophet should be expressed by following the Prophet’s teachings detailed in the Sunnah, rather than celebrating his birthday. In an attempt to support his claims, he quoted a verse from the holy Quran, in which Allah says:  “If you do love Allah, follow me: Allah will love you and forgive your sins.”On the other hand, Omid Safi, Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Center, says that Muslims who honor Muhammad’s birthday do it out of a deep love for Muhammad that brings them closer to God. He explained saying:“For those who identify as Salafi, and wish to abide only by practices that they believe originate in the Qur’an and the example of Muhammad, it is a way of honoring the desire to practice Islam as Muhammad would have wanted us to do, without what is deemed to be later accretions and potentially dubious practices.”“As the Prophet himself is to have said, disagreement among the scholars is a mercy,” Omid Safi concluded.This is not the first time Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has released a controversial fatwa.Last year, while several demonstrations were being organized in Arab and non-Arab countries in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, he said that these demonstrations “are just useless demagogic actions.” read more

Brock International hosts We Welcome the World Reception

Brock International introduced the newest visiting international professors, scholars and university mentorship participants at this term’s We Welcome the World Reception. From left: Tek Thongpapanl, Jack Lightstone, Abdul R. Ashraf, Neil McCartney and Kim Meade.Brock International introduced the newest visiting international professors, scholars and university mentorship participants, including Science without Borders students from around the world, at this term’s We Welcome the World Reception.The event, which was held July 16, is organized each term to formally recognize new participants in the VIP, VIS, and UM programs at Brock. Participants in those programs currently represent 60 academic institutions from 13 countries, including: Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden and Tunisia.The visiting scholar programs began more than a decade ago, and Brock International recognized the 500th participant with a special presentation.Abdul Rehman Ashraf, a PhD candidate from the University of New South Wales, Australia, was recognized as the 500th scholar. Ashraf is also a Brock alumnus (MSc ‘10) was has returned to Brock as a visiting international scholar to work with Tek Thongpapanl in the Department of Marketing, International Business and Strategy.They will be collaborating on a research project in the area of online shopping decision-making for the next three months. read more

Concerned by rocket fire into Israel SecretaryGeneral urges maximum restraint on all

In a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, the Secretary-General noted retaliatory strikes by the Israel Defense Forces in Lebanon in the area of Na’ameh, and condemned any and all violations of Security Council resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 war between Israel and the Lebanese group Hizbollah, and calls for respect for the Blue Line, the disarming of all militias in Lebanon, and an end to arms smuggling in the area.. Mr. Ban also urged all concerned to exercise maximum restraint and cooperate with UNIFIL in order to prevent an escalation. “The parties must fully adhere to resolution 1701 (2006) and respect the cessation of hostilities agreement,” he said, adding: “The United Nations is committed to continuing to work with the parties to ensure that the calm that has prevailed continues to be sustained.” read more

Football Ohio State tight ends embrace their role in the run game

Ohio State redshirt sophomore tight end Luke Farrell (89) carries the ball downfield in the first quarter of the game against Rutgers on Sept. 8. Ohio State won 52-3. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State has a tendency to recruit highly-touted tight ends. Of the four tight ends looking to make an impact for the Buckeyes this season, redshirt junior Rashod Berry, redshirt sophomore Luke Farrell, redshirt sophomore Jake Hausmann and freshman Jeremy Ruckert, three of them were rated in the top 10 of their position in their respective recruiting classes. With that, all four players came in with a similar mindset: to change the view of the role tight ends have in the Ohio State passing game. First comes an expectation for a part of the game that many tight ends were not familiar with coming into college: blocking. In high school, Berry said he never blocked as a tight end. However, when he entered the position room at Ohio State, the expectation remained. “As a tight end in high school, you don’t block,” Berry said. “It’s a natural thing. If you got it, you got it, if you don’t, you don’t, it’s going to take time. It took time for me, but once you get it, it’s muscle memory that you are not going to miss.” For Berry, he didn’t have it. The redshirt junior said he was not excited about that part of his position. However, knowing blocking was the only way he would see the field as a tight end, Berry began to work, repeating rep after rep, learning the basics. He created an attitude each block he made against a mat in practice. “You have to have the mindset, ‘I’m about to kill this dude,’” Berry said. “‘I’m about to hit this block.’” In the mind of offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Kevin Wilson, blocking is everything. With the running game stagnating with the rise of redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins and the passing game, Wilson has utilized two-tight end sets, using both Farrell and Berry, with one on the line of scrimmage, the primary position, and one as what many consider to be a fullback, blocking for the runner. This is the part of the tight end position that is crucial to the overall success of the Ohio State offense. “As coach Wilson likes to say, ‘You run into a lot of problems when you don’t have a tight end that can block well,’ whether it’s in protection or in perimeter running, running the quarterback too much and getting hits on him,” Farrell said. “He feels and we feel that it’s crucial for our offense for what we want to do.”  Berry has a different approach to his blocking skill. Recruited as a tight end out Lorain, Ohio, in the 2015 class, Berry moved to the defensive line for the 2016 season, playing 10 games at defensive end. He was moved back to the tight end position prior to the start of the 2017 season. With experience at both positions, Berry thinks he has a unique ability to pick up blocks other tight ends might not catch. “Just knowing what a D-lineman is going to do just because I did it,” Berry said. “It’s helping me on the blocking side, helping me where the linebackers are going to be at.”  The Ohio State tight ends, according to Farrell, are expecting to do everything evenly, excel in the blocking game and in the passing game. Berry said the passing game is going to come. However, the blocking aspect at tight end is a thankless job. But it’s one Berry has embraced, celebrating each time he makes a big block to secure a score for his teammate. “That’s my passion for the game,” Berry said. “When the game is on the line or even if it’s not on the line, just seeing my teammates score, it’s excitement for me, doing what I can for the team.” read more

Dépression une application mobile pour mieux détecter les pensées suicidaires

first_imgDépression : une application mobile pour mieux détecter les pensées suicidairesAlertés par une récente hausse spectaculaire du nombre de suicides aux Etats-Unis, les scientifiques américains n’ont eu de cesse de chercher des moyens de prévenir ce fléau qui fait plus de 45.000 morts par an chez les plus de 10 ans. De récentes expérimentations utilisant des applications téléphoniques pourraient apporter un nouvel espoir. La mort par pendaison de deux grandes figures publiques, le mois dernier et à quelques jours d’intervalle, celle de la créatrice de mode Kate Spade et celle du chef-critique culinaire Anthony Bourdain, a cruellement rappelé que le taux de suicide avait bondi de 30% aux Etats-Unis depuis 1999. Un terrible constat qui a encouragé les chercheurs à mener plusieurs études sur l’intérêt du monitoring en quasi temps réel des pensées noires qui peuvent précéder le passage à l’acte.Une surveillance digitale plus fréquente et régulière Jusqu’à présent le corps médical surveillait l’évolution de pensées suicidaires sur de longs intervalles de temps : sur une semaine, sur un mois et même sur une année et ce contrôle se déroulait généralement à l’hôpital ou dans des laboratoires. Une méthode limitative selon des travaux de 2009 qui montrent qu’en fait ce type de pensées apparait soudainement et varie en intensité d’une heure à l’autre chez les personnes qui ont déjà tentéde se suicider. C’est pourquoi une équipe de psychologues de l’Université de Harvard a mené plusieurs étudespour tester la surveillance numérique dans un laps de temps plus réduit. Les adultes volontaires (51 recrutés sur des forums liés au suicide et 32 qui avaient été hospitalisés après avoir attenté à leur vie ou après avoir eu des pensées morbides) ont reçu un smartphone.Equipé d’une application,  il a pisté 4 fois par jour l’évolution de leurs pensées en se basant sur leur fréquence, leur intensité et leur variabilté. Cinq profils en sont ressortis. Dans un article qui sera bientôt publié dans la revue Depression and Anxiety, Evan Kleiman le psychologue en charge de l’étude remarque que l’un d’entre eux présente le plus de risque de passer prochainement à l’acte. Il s’agit de celui des personnes dont le profil est caractérisé par des pensées suicidaires plus fortes et plus persistantes. Le suicide 2e cause de mortalité chez les adolescents Les jeunes ne sont pas épargnés, comme l’atteste une récente étude de l’Université Vanderbilt (Tennessee). Le taux de suicides ou de tentatives a doublé chez les teenagers américains. En France et selon un rapport de l’Observatoire national du suicide (ONS), le suicide est la deuxième cause de mortalité chez les 15-24 ans (après les accidents de la route).À lire aussiBoulimie : définition, causes, conséquences, de quoi s’agit-il ?Des chiffres qui expliquent sans doute la décision d’Evan Kleiman de participer à des travaux similaires, sous la direction de Matthew Nock également psychologue à Harvard.300 adultes et 300 adolescents avec un passé suicidaire seront sous surveillance numérique pendant 6 mois. Ils répondront depuis un smartphone à des questions et porteront des capteurs qui contrôleront leurs cycles d’activité et de sommeil. « Certaines personnes ont des difficultés à reconnaître à quel point elles sont désemparées sur le moment. C’est pourquoi nous avons besoin de saisir cette détresse avec des mesures non verbale », explique-t-il.  Après le test sanguin pour détecter les personnes suicidaires, désormais le smartphone pour reconnaître les signes physiques et mentaux de détresse afin de mieux prévenir un acte désespéré.À lire aussi Un quart des Français a déjà fait une dépressionComment aider les proches qui souffrent de dépression ? Qu’est-ce que le stress post-traumatique ?Le 21 juin 2018 à 15:24 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

DCEU News Matthew Vaughn May Join Shazam Directors Reading Recs More

first_imgOnce you’re familiar with Shazam a great read is Flashpoint where you meet the alternate timeline “Captain Thunder”.— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) December 18, 2017It’s no secret that Warner Bros. wants to make a Flashpoint movie. It’s going to be Ezra Miller’s first starring role in a DC film. If Sandberg’s recommending fans familiarize themselves with Captain Thunder, that may be because the alternate universe hero will appear in Flashpoint. Maybe that movie is going to follow its source material more closely than previous comics adaptations have. I still don’t like the idea of doing a whole universe-changing story before really getting to know Ezra Miller’s Flash, but the DCEU does need to reboot itself somewhat if it’s going to survive. It’s looking more and more like Warner Bros. will use Flashpoint to accomplish that.(Via Warner Bros.)Finally, on the TV side of things, HBO’s TV series adaptation of Watchmen is closer to becoming a reality. ComicBook reports that the network is moving forward with the pilot and the series will begin production in March of 2018. Damon Lindelof, fresh off his mostly-successful HBO series The Leftovers, is a longtime fan of the comic book series, and is excited to adapt it for television. “These are dangerous times and we need dangerous shows,” he said earlier this year at Vulture Fest LA.The last adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic series was Zack Snyder’s 2009 movie. It certainly had its problems, but it was probably the best movie adaptation we could ask for. It’s not easy cramming all of watchmen into just under three hours, but he did an admirable job. If anything didn’t work about it, it was that it followed the comic book too closely. It was paced like a comic book, which made for a very pretty, but confusing and slow film. I still love the movie. A lot. But there are definitely things about Watchmen in general that make it more suited to a TV show than a movie. Multiple main characters with tangential stories that come together at the end is something you can pull off in comics and in serialized TV shows. Try to do it in a movie, and audiences get confused. I’m excited to see what HBO and Lindelof can do with Watchmen. The network is already at the top of the adaptation game after Game of Thrones and Westworld. Let’s see if they can make it three for three. Batman Loses a Dad Again, Another Ben Affleck Update & More DC Movie NewsSecret Aquaman Role, Wonder Woman’s Throwback Photo, & More DC Movie News Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target This one is a good sampler since you get the origin as well as various newer takes from Jerry Ordway, Jeff Smith, Geoff Johns & Gary Frank, etc. They’re not all full stories though.— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) December 18, 2017 The X-Men may be headed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, but not everyone involved in the series may make the trip. Matthew Vaughn is a celebrated director of the comic book movie genre. When it seemed like the X-Men franchise had lost its way under Fox, the Kick-Ass director came in with a prequel that revitalized the whole thing. After the one-two punch of X-Men III: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class was just what the series needed. It was fresh, fun, had a ton of great actors and an interesting, complex story. It and its Bryan Singer-directed sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past were so good, not even the abysmal X-Men: Apocalypse could destroy the goodwill Vaughn helped build. Now, he may do the same for the DCEU.The director appeared on the IGN UK podcast, where he said he’d rather work for DC than Disney’s Marvel. More than that, he’s been talking to Warner Bros. about the possibility of coming on board. “I do love the world of DC, and I’ve been talking to them at the moment about a few things,” he said. “It’s more fun getting involved with franchises when they’re on the down, because then it’s easier to make a good film. So if I got involved with a few of the superhero movies out there that have been disappointing, it’s going to be… if I do OK, it’ll probably be better.”So it’s not a slight at Disney or Marvel. Their movies are so consistently good that the bar is incredibly high. I wonder if that’s made any other high profile directors nervous about joining the MCU. Nobody wants to make the first bad Marvel movie. It’s no secret that the DCEU is in trouble. Even after the unmitigated success that was Wonder Woman, Justice League failed to be a critical or box office success. The future of the franchise is nowhere near as solid as it once was. It’s a similar situation to the one that the X-Men movies found themselves in after X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Vaughn could be just the talent Warner Bros. needs to get DC’s universe back on track.Henry Cavill in Man of Steel (Via Warner Bros.)Currently, Warner Bros. is rumored to be considering hiring Vaughn to direct Man of Steel 2. ScreenRant reports that the director has even spoken with Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar about the Superman sequel. Millar says he and Vaughn are both big fans of Superman, particularly the Richard Donner/Christopher Reeve movies. Millar says Vaughn even offered to have him write a Man of Steel sequel, but Millar is contractually bound to Netflix for the next few years.“He’s attached himself to a couple of things and all that,” Millar said. “You know so; it’s one of those things that might, I mean if somebody phones Matthew up and offers him enough money, it could all change tomorrow.”Vaughn would be a fantastic choice to direct a new proper Superman solo flick. Besides if any of DC’s superheroes need a fresh hand at the wheel, it’s Superman. From what Millar said, Vaughn really gets what the character is supposed to be. He says the two actually pitched a Superman trilogy back in 2008. “There’s no point in doing Superman unless you feel good. You should walk out of ‘Superman’ feeling like a million dollars.” he said. That sounds like the kind of attitude towards Superman the DCEU’s been missing. I really hope Vaughn gets he shot at the Man of Steel.In other DCEU news, production of Shazam! is still coming along, but even most comic book fans might not be all that familiar with DC’s hero. One such fan posed a question to director David F. Sandberg, asking what books she should read to familiarize herself with the character. Sandberg’s answers could hint at what to expect for the movie and the future of the DCEU. This is the newest take on Shazam and as seen in the casting announcements characters from this appear in the movie.— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) December 18, 2017Sandberg has previously admitted, that Shazam! wasn’t a character he was super familiar with himself, so these books are perfect introductions to the character. That Geoff Johns trade might be the most important of his recommendations if you want to familiarize yourself with the side characters and villains of the upcoming movie. He did say that you shouldn’t take Billy Batson’s portrayal in it as gospel though. The New 52 version of the character made him an insufferable brat. Sandberg says the movie version of Batson will be much more likable, like he was in the earlier comics. That’s why it’s important to give those classic trades a read too. Interestingly, Sandberg also recommended picking up Flashpoint. last_img read more

Red flags before SUV crash investigated

first_imgSEATTLE — Investigators said Monday they were examining “red flags” in a Washington state family’s past in hopes of explaining why their SUV went off a 100-foot cliff in an apparent suicide plunge.The wreckage was discovered last week on rocks along the coast near Mendocino, Calif., a few days after child welfare authorities in Washington began investigating whether the children were being abused or neglected.The Hart family’s two moms and three of the six adopted children were found dead; the three other children are missing and presumed dead, possibly washed out to sea.Police said Monday that social service authorities in Oregon contacted the West Linn Police Department about the family in 2013 while they were living in the area.The questions were referred to the Oregon Department of Human Services, which cited privacy laws in refusing to confirm or deny the agency was involved.last_img read more

Radon found on two Vancouver schools campuses

first_imgVancouver Public Schools alerted families with students at two campuses that testing had detected elevated levels of radon gas.Parts of McLoughlin Middle School and the Lieser Campus tested positive for levels of radon above four picocuries per liter, which, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, can be dangerous for long periods of exposure.Mitigation efforts, such as improving ventilation, have been taken, and radon levels are back within safe and normal limits, according to the letters.Exposure to radon, a colorless, odorless gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It is a byproduct of the decay of granite. In areas that have a high level of granite in the soil, such as parts of Clark County, radon levels may be high. At McLoughlin, there was elevated radon in four areas of the campus. At Lieser, elevated levels were identified in two areas. The letters don’t offer further details on how high radon levels were, or in what parts of the school elevated levels were identified.last_img read more

Tuchel wants PSG to maintain high standards

first_imgParis Saint-Germain will play against Saint-Etienne later tonight as the team hopes to maintain their good run.Paris Saint-Germain is looking for its 20th victory of the 2018-2019 French Ligue 1 season.PSG will face Saint-Etienne tonight as the team comes from beating Manchester United at home in the UEFA Champions League.“Thomas Meunier will be missing tomorrow, Choupo-Moting is ill. He trained with us yesterday, but today he’s resting,” manager Thomas Tuchel explained to the team’s official website.“All the others should be available, we’ll wait until the end of the training session for the some of them. Neymar and Cavani are out.”“We’ll be cautious with those who have played a lot and those who have only just come back from an injury like Marco Verratti and Presnel Kimpembe,” he added.“They’re a very strong team that has done rather well against the league’s big teams, against the top five.”“They have experience and a lot of quality. We also know that the atmosphere at Saint-Étienne is great, and it’ll be a big challenge for us to play them at this stage of the season,” he commented.“When you’re at Paris Saint-Germain, you have to expect these kinds of games, you have to be ready and well prepared for each game because teams are waiting for us,” Tuchel added.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“We have had two days off and two to prepare well. We’ll have to play to our best if we want to win at Saint-Étienne.”“At a club like Paris Saint-Germain, you always have to show that will to win, because we want to win everything. The players who are here want to play and win too,” the PSG boss added.“No-one at the club, whether it be the players or the staff, looks at the fixture list and considers this or that match more or less important.”“We are here to achieve objectives and we have to prove ourselves up to the task, every day. We have to be ready to take on any challenge that crosses our path,” he concluded.Good morning @DaniAlvesD2 ☀️✈️ @ASSEofficiel #goodcrazy #ASSEPSG— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 17, 2019last_img read more

Angelique Boyer Sebastián Rulli vacation in Riviera Maya

first_imgRiviera Maya, Q.R. — Angelique Boyer showed all her charms in a tiny bikini that she boasted on her official Instagram account while on vacation in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The 29-year-old actress traded her winter clothes for vacation attire while on the beautiful beaches of Riviera Maya.About 200,000 likes were generated by those who saw photos of her relaxing in Riviera Maya with boyfriend, Sebastian Rulli.The native of France and her 42-year-old Argentine boyfriend took numerous romantic selfies, which received countless comments from their loyal fans.“How cute they look together”, “Wow, what a couple”, “Couple of handsome”, “They are perfect”, “Could not be more beautiful”, were some of the messages received by fans from publications on social networks.The couple met in 2010 when they starred in the Telenovela show Teresa with whom the actress began a romance.Three years later they both went back to bachelorhood and met on the small screen in ‘What life stole from me’. The chemistry was evident and in September 2014 they confirmed their romance on social networks.“First of all friends and today we are united by the love we have. We want to continue walking together with our feet on the ground and our eyes on the moon,” Sebastián Rulli wrote on Twitter.Angelique Boyer is a French-Mexican actress. She started her career playing secondary roles in the Telenovelas Rebelde, Muchachitas como tú, and Corazón Salvaje. In 2010, she was given her first protagonist role in Teresa.Sebastián Rulli is an Argentine actor and model.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgFirst ever drone footage of Uluru releasedFirst ever drone footage of Uluru releasedVoyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is excited to announce the release of exclusive drone footage of Uluru, offering a never before seen perspective of the 600 million year old monolith. These spectacular birds-eye views of Australia’s spiritual heart were captured by the first drone to ever operate under permit inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.The dramatic footage was captured in an area of great spiritual significance to the local Anangu people and approval was given by the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board and the Film and Photography Consultative Committee.“We are delighted to present this exclusive new perspective of one of the most astonishing landscapes on earth, and we thank the Traditional Owners for their support. We hope this video encourages travellers from both Australia and all over the globe to come and experience Uluru for themselves,” said Voyages Chief Executive Officer Andrew Williams.“While there is no replacement to enjoying firsthand the majestic beauty of Uluru, this footage gives a breathtaking insight into the majestic nature of the landscape,” he said.Geographically, Uluru is the tip of a huge rock that continues below the ground for possibly 5-6km. The monolith is 3.6km long and 348m at its tallest point: 43m higher than Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower, 24m higher than the Eiffel Tower and just 33m lower than the Empire State BuildingThe colour changes of Uluru result from the filtering effect of the earth’s atmosphere on the sun’s rays. About Ayers Rock ResortAyers Rock Resort provides a variety of accommodation from the premium Sails in the Desert Hotel, Award-winning Desert Gardens Hotel, self-contained Emu Walk Apartments, the authentic Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge and Ayers Rock Campground. Ayers Rock Resort is managed by Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.About Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) and manages tourism and resorts on its behalf. Voyages offers unique experiences and cultural immersion in spectacular locations around Australia including Ayers Rock Resort in the Northern Territory, Home Valley Station in The Kimberley in Western Australia and the Mossman Gorge Centre, in Tropical North Queensland.One of the key responsibilities of Voyages is to promote and sustain eco tourism, protecting pristine sites for many years to come. Voyages works collaboratively with local communities to assist them to exercise sustainable environmental tourism practices, respecting and supporting the local Indigenous cultures and offering employment and training opportunities to the local and broader Australian and Torres-Strait Islander Indigenous communitiesProfits from all business activities are re-invested in the Indigenous and resort experiences and through the various training and development programs in place around Australia.Source = Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australialast_img read more

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