What You Must Do To Win

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Desire to Win: You aren’t going to win if you can live with a loss. You are not going to win if there isn’t something burning inside you. The burning desire is the starting point of winning. You have to want it like you want your next breath. You have to feel it, like a hunger, an unquenchable, insatiable need, one that isn’t easily going to be assuaged.One or Both Opponents: You are also facing one or more opponents. You are facing a competitor who is trying to beat you, or you are meeting your most challenging competition, yourself. Much of the time, you are facing both opponents. If you are fueled by a burning desire to win, first you have to beat your apathy, your complacency, and your desire to seek comfort. Only then are you going to do the work necessary to win over your rival. Of the two, your opponent is the lesser threat.Preparation: Winners prepare. They train. They rehearse. They practice. They plan. The do the work necessary to put them in a position to win. The winner’s willingness to work harder than most anyone else creates an asymmetric advantage, a strategic mismatch, as well as a difference in skill. Winners commit to the process.Avoiding Unforced Errors: Winning requires avoiding losing because of unforced errors, those mistakes that could have been prevented or avoided. One of the most important ways to ensure you win is not to beat yourself.Firing Every Weapon: Losing is often the result of half-hearted attempts and half-measures. It is the result of holding back something that would tilt the playing field steeply in your direction. Winning may take everything you have in your arsenal. You may have deploy more of your weapons to win, but when it is the difference between winning and losing, you cannot eliminate using whatever resources are necessary to win.Exploiting Opportunities: One way to lose is to miss opportunities. You miss opportunities when you are so focused on what you’re trying to do that you don’t pay attention to the game. You win when you look for opportunities that provide you with a chance to create an advantage. You win when you recognize opportunities and are prepared to take advantage of them.Leaving It All on the Field: Some give up too soon. Some quit on themselves. Some are easily discouraged, and they lose heart. Winning tough contests requires you play with everything you’ve got, leaving everything on the field.last_img read more

Shutdown grounds Air Force sports, upends NFL viewing

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Hours after the partial shutdown took effect, the Air Force Academy said both home and away events have been postponed. Among them were the men’s and women’s basketball games at Fresno StateThe American Forces Network, which broadcasts American radio and television programming in Europe and other locations outside the U.S., put a message on its Facebook page that said its services would not be available “due to the government shutdown.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe notice sparked angry reactions from viewers, with several noting the timing couldn’t have been worse. The two NFL conference championships are Sunday — Minnesota vs. Philadelphia and Jacksonville vs. New England.“During NFL PLAYOFFS?!” one post read. “AFN, start a GoFundMe & broadcast these games! Make it happen!” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Air Force Academy’s online sports calendar lists seven competitions that had been set for Saturday. In addition to the basketball, there men’s and women’s swimming at UNLV, men’s hockey against Sacred Heart at the academy and men’s gymnastics against Oklahoma at the academy.The rifle team was scheduled to compete against TCU, the Coast Guard and Ohio State at TCU.On Sunday, the academy has tennis and wrestling events scheduled.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Clune Arena was empty two hours before the game as the Air Force Academy had canceled all athletic events due to a federal government shutdown on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Hours after the partial shutdown took effect, the academy said both home and away events have been postponed. The academy’s online sports calendar lists seven competitions that had been set for Saturday: men’s and women’s basketball games at Fresno State, men’s and women’s swimming at UNLV, men’s hockey against Sacred Heart at the academy and men’s gymnastics against Oklahoma at the academy. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The federal government shutdown prompted the Air Force Academy on Saturday to call off sports events and upended plans for military outside the U.S. wanting to follow the NFL’s conference playoff games on TV and radio.Games involving the Army and Navy men’s basketball teams were played as scheduled.ADVERTISEMENT Russia’s latest star Zagitova takes European gold Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

As Houston waits, Warriors will try again to oust Clippers

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, left, waits for play to resume in the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State was looking ahead to facing Houston. At least, Klay Thompson acknowledged that was the case.Kevin Durant said he wasn’t sure about that.ADVERTISEMENT The Clippers are a No. 8 seed, facing a two-time defending champion, in a series that they entered as massive underdogs.There’s no pressure on them, and that clearly seems to help their cause.“We didn’t want our season to be over because we know how hard we worked and how much time and effort everybody in the whole coaching staff and the whole organization has put into our season,” Harrell said. “It’s about coming out here playing our style of basketball and extending the series.”Houston is waiting; if the Warriors win Friday, Game 1 of the Rockets-Golden State series is Sunday.Regardless of whether they were in Game 5 or not, the Warriors say they won’t look past the Clippers in Game 6.“They’ve been tough,” Thompson said. “But now it’s time to do what we do.”FRIDAY’S GAMEWARRIORS AT CLIPPERSWarriors lead 3-2. Game 6, 10 p.m. EDT, ESPNNEED TO KNOW: This is the first time that a 1-versus-8 series in the West has extended past five games since 2014, when San Antonio was pushed to Game 7 by Dallas. The Spurs went on to win the NBA title. … The Clippers lost Games 3 and 4 of this series in Los Angeles. They have never gone 0-3 at home in a playoff matchup; they were 1-3 against Utah in 2017. Those tickets were flying Thursday.This is the first time in Steve Kerr’s five seasons as Warriors coach that his team — winner of three of the last four NBA titles — has been pushed past five games in the opening round. The Warriors had won 31 consecutive games at home when scoring 121 or more points in regulation; they’re 0-2 in this series when that’s the case.“The Clippers are a hell of a team,” Kerr said. “They won 48 games. The West is amazingly deep this year. … So they have our respect, for sure. They outplayed us (in Game 5) and they’ve got a hell of a team. So we’ve got to bring it if we’re going to beat them.”When Kerr says “bring it,” he’s talking about the defensive side.The Warriors lost Game 5 at home despite Durant scoring 45 points, and Thompson and Curry combining for 46 more. They made 15 3s; they hadn’t done that in a home loss in more than a year. But they allowed Clippers star reserves Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell to score a combined 57 points on 23 for 33 shooting, let Danilo Gallinari get on track with 26 points and somehow gave up 14 rebounds to 6-foot-1 Clippers guard Patrick Beverley.ADVERTISEMENT And Stephen Curry flatly dismissed the notion.The Warriors weren’t in sync for Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers — and still weren’t in sync afterward when asked if their minds drifted ahead to what would be a second-round date with Houston in a rematch of last season’s West finals. And perhaps to the surprise of many, the Warriors-Clippers series is still chugging along.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Clippers will play host to Game 6 on Friday night, looking to knot the series at 3-3 and send it back to Oracle Arena for a winner-take-all Game 7 on Sunday. They staved off elimination with a 129-121 win on the Warriors’ home floor in Game 5 on Wednesday.“We’re looking forward to going home,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “My guess is that probably not a lot of tickets sold because I don’t think a lot of people thought Game 6 would happen. I think our guys did.” INJURY WATCH: Andrew Bogut is a fine rim protector, but the Warriors clearly miss DeMarcus Cousins. Since Cousins got hurt, the Clippers are averaging 48 points per game inside the paint.KEEP AN EYE ON: Curry. He’s due for a big game at Staples Center. In five appearances there this season, Curry is shooting 26 for 70 (.371) from the field, 11 for 45 (.244) from 3-point range.PRESSURE IS ON: The Warriors, without question. Houston is sitting home, resting and waiting for a matchup that there’s no question the Rockets have clamored for all season after letting last season’s West finals and a 3-2 lead slip away.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Josie Gabuco takes home gold medal in Asian Boxing Championships PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav script India’s demolition over England in 1st T20I

first_imgKL Rahul’s second hundred and Kuldeep Yadav’s five-wicket haul scripted India’s emphatic eight-wicket win over England in the first T20I of a three-match series in Ireland. Virat Kohli also became the fastest to 2000 T20 International runs en route his knock of 20 not out.Chasing 160, India lost Shikhar Dhawan to David Willey in the first over of the innings. And in came Rahul, who has been in splendid form in the T20 format. In the IPL, he scored 659 runs for Kings XI Punjab before hammering a fluent 70 against Ireland in the second T20I in Dublin.Enthused by his sublime form, the Indian team management decided to promote Rahul at No.3 ahead of Kohli, who has made the position his own in limited-overs cricket. Rahul did not disappoint after a watchful start.In the company of Rohit Sharma, Rahul took the English bowlers to the cleaners. The duo was involved in a 123-run partnership for the second wicket and such was Rahul’s dominance that Rohit readily took the backseat.MATCH HIGHLIGHTSOver the course of the next hour-and-a-half, as another England team battled in far-away Russia for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals, India bullied Eoin Morgan’s England at home. There were shots played to each corner of the park as the dominant Indian crowd cheered on every four and six. And there were plenty of boundaries hit.Also read – Rahul joins Rohit with second T20I hundredRahul hit 10 fours and five sixes as he blazed away to a 53-ball hundred. Rohit was dismissed for 32 but by then the writing was on the wall for England. Kohli walked in and when he reached 8, he became the fourth male cricketer to breach the 2000-run mark in T20 Internationals.advertisementAlso read – Kohli fastest ever to reach 2000 T20I runsEarlier, Kuldeep wrecked havoc in England’s camp with figures of 5/24 off his four overs. The hosts had spent days dominating a second-string Australian team in five ODIs and a one-off T20I but they knew sterner tests awaited them against the Indians.Also read – Kuldeep 3rd Indian to grab five-wicket haul in T20IsTheir worst nightmare came true in the form of Kuldeep, who spun a web around the English batsmen.On a flat pitch at Manchester, England got off to a flier. Jason Roy blasted a quickfire 30, Jos Buttler continued to dominate and the hosts, fresh from their decimation of Australia, raced away to 50 before the fifth over was up.But Umesh Yadav, playing only his second T20I since his debut in 2012, beat Roy for pace, drawing first blood in a high-attrition battle.What a performance from KL Rahul! His unbeaten 101 guides India home after a spectacular bowling display from Kuldeep Yadav, who recorded figures of 5/24. Great performance from the tourists, and we look forward to the next T20i on Friday in Cardiff ! #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/SC2dWjNR5NICC (@ICC) July 3, 2018And that strike cleared the path for Kuldeep, who spun a web around the hapless English batsmen. Alex Hales tried to sweep but he had no idea what hit him (rather his timber). Eoin Morgan could not get to the pitch off the ball and ended up slicing it to Virat Kohli at deep midwicket in the 14th over.Two balls later, Kuldeep beat Jonny Baitstow by inviiting him to drive but he was nowhere near the pitch of the ball and MS Dhoni whipped the bails off in a flash. Next ball, Joe Root was all at sea with the exact delivery that got rid of Bairstow.Kuldeep was on a hat-trick and had he got there, that would have been his second in international cricket. But Moeen Ali survived.However, Kuldeep came back to bowl his last over and deceived a well-set Buttler with a googly as Kohli took the catch at long-on. He bettered his best bowling figures after that four-wicket haul against Ireland last week.In the last T20I between these two sides, Chahal had rocked Morgan’s men with figures of 6/25. This time, it was Kuldeep. Rest assured, England will have to face a lot more from these two wrist-spinners over the next fortnight.Kuldeep Yadav’s brilliant bowling effort (5/24) restricted England at 159/8 in the first T20I of the three-match series at the Old Trafford cricket ground here on Tuesday.With the hosts going at a decent pace, it was Kuldeep’s massacre which broke the English batting line-up and the spinner was well supported by pacer Umesh Yadav (2/20).advertisementPut into bat, England were off to a good start as openers Jason Roy (30) and Jos Buttler (69) forged a 50-run partnership for the first wicket in 4.5 overs before Umesh drew the first blood to send back Roy.Buttler was then joined by Alex Hales (8) and the duo partnered for a 45-run stand.Kuldeep sent back Hales in the 12th over and went on to destruct the opponents as he dismissed Eoin Morgan (7), Jonny Bairstow (0) and Joe Root (0), which left England reeling at 107/5 in 13.4 overs.Buttler got some support from unbeaten David Willey, who chipped in with 29 runs down the order, to help England reach a moderate total.Kuldeep, however, was in no mood to give any respite to the hosts as he once again scalped a wicket in his final over to send back Buttler, the lone English batsman to show some resistance.Brief Scores: England 159/8 (Jos Buttler 69, Jason Roy 30; Kuldeep Yadav 5/24) vs India.last_img read more

Virat Kohli remains on top, Prithvi Shaw enters ICC Test rankings at 73rd spot

first_imgVirat Kohli maintained his top spot at the ICC Test rankings for batsmen after scoring 139 runs in India’s innings and 272 run-win over West Indies in the first Test at Rajkot.Kohli reached 936 points and is now just one point shy of his highest rating point of 937. Kohli had achieved his highest rating points after scoring 46 and 58 in the two innings against England in the Southampton Test.Ravindra Jadeja, who scored a 100 not out in the Rajkot Test has moved up six places to be world No.51 among Test batsmen. Jadeja also picked four wickets in the first Test against the Windies which propelled him to within three points of Shakib Al Hasan, who tops the list of Test all-rounders.Kuldeep Yadav, who spun a web around West Indies in the Rajkot Test picking six wickets, including a five-wicket haul in the second innings, moved up 16 places to the 52nd position in the bowlers list.Also read – Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah maintain top spots in ICC ODI rankingsNew entry into India’s Test setup, Prithvi Shaw entered the list of Test batsmen at the 73rd spot after a fine century on his debut in the Rajkot Test.West Indies’s Roston Chase has moved up four places to 41st position and Kieran Powell has advanced five slots to 54th position.Meanwhile, Australia opener Usman Khawaja has moved into the top 10 for the first time, after his dogged century helped his side salvage a draw against Pakistan.Khawaja, who struck 85 and 141 to claim the player-of-the-match award on Thursday, advanced nine places when he attained a career-best 747 rating points. He had a previous best ranking of 11th in January 2017.advertisementAustralia captain Tim Paine is another Australia batsman to move up in the rankings. His unbeaten 61 in the second innings against Pakistan in the Dubai Test took him up two slots to 49.Also read – Another pitch invasion as fan breaches security to click selfie with Virat KohliFor Pakistan, Mohammad Hafeez has re-entered the rankings at 45th place after marking his return to Test cricket with a century. Asad Shafiq (up five places to 20th), Harris Sohail (up 17 slots to 57th) and Imam-ul-Haq (up 22 places to 88th) are the others to make headway among batsmen.Fast bowler Mohammad Abbas has gained eight places to reach a career-best 13th position after finishing with seven wickets in the match.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma or Shakib Al Hasan, who will be Player of the Tournament?

first_imgAfter 44 days of cricket, we are just 2 days away from the much-awaited final of the World Cup. Be it England or New Zealand who win it on July 14 at Lord’s, one thing is sure, the game will have a new world champion.In all these days, we saw some unanticipated hits and some unexpected misses while we also saw those, who outlived the expectations.Making a comeback to the international cricket after a year-long ban, Australia opener David Warner impressed with his style. He was aggressive, throughout, as if he was there to prove a point. Shakib Al Hasan was a surprise package all together. Kane Williamson, as calm as monk, guided New Zealand to their second World Cup final with his brilliant batting. Mitchell Starc unleashed mayhem with his yorkers, while Jofra Archer proved his worth in his maiden World Cup appearance for England.A lot of them have impressed, but only one will take home the Player of the Tournament award. Here is a look at all those player who are in contention.Rohit SharmaWith 5 centuries in the World Cup 2019, Rohit Sharma is head and shoulders ahead of all other players in the race for Player of the Tournament. The India opener is the leading run scorer in the tournament with 648 runs in 9 matches at an average of 81 with a record 5 hundreds and one half-century. Rohit was only 27 runs short of surpassing legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who leads the list of batsmen with most runs in a single edition of the World Cup, but he managed just a single run as India’s campaign at the World Cup came to an end with a semi-final defeat against New Zealand.advertisement Mitchell StarcAustralia, on July 11, suffered their first semi-final defeat in a World Cup as hosts England crushed the five-time champions by 8 wickets with 107 balls to spare to reach their first World Cup final in 27 years.Though Australia’s World Cup journey has come to an end, but their Yorker-specialist Mitchell Starc remains the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. The Southpaw has picked 27 wickets in 10 innings at an economy of 5.43. Starc, also the Player of the Tournament in World Cup 2015, broke Glenn McGrath’s record for most wickets in a single edition of the showpiece event. The pacer also has two five-wicket hauls and two four-wicket hauls in this edition of the tournament to put a strong claim for his second Player of the World Cup award in succession.Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh failed to make it to the last four of the World Cup but their star performer and the best ranked all-rounder in the world, Shakib Al Hasan was in form of his life in the tournament. After being promoted to play at No. 3, Shakib ended a prolific World Cup 2019 with 606 runs, thus, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record of maximum runs scored in the group stages of the tournament. Sachin had amassed 586 runs in the group stage of the 2003 World Cup. The left-hand batsman hammered 2 centuries and 6 half-centuries on the UK pitches.Not only Shakib showed his grace with the bat, but the all-rounder also impressed with his spin bowling. Shakib, playing in his 4th World Cup, picked 11 wickets for his side at an economy of 5.39. Thus, this complete Bangladesh player is very much in contention for the Player of the Tournament, unless the ICC jury is in a mood to not hand the award to a player belonging to the team that did not make it to the title contention.Joe RootJoe Root is the highest run-scorer for England with 549 runs from 10 innings. If Root gets another hundred when England play their first final in 27 years on July 14, he would become the leading run-scorer of the World Cup 2019. Thus far, he has 2 hundreds and 3 half-centuries at a strike rate of 92 and an average of 68.The World class batsman has already reached a milestone in this World Cup by becoming the first English player to amass 500-plus runs in a single edition of the tournament. Kane WilliamsonCalm and composed Kane Williamson guided New Zealand to their second consecutive World Cup final. Williamson spearheads the batting lineup for New Zealand and the Blackcaps relied heavily on their captain when it came to scoring runs with their openers having endured a horrific run.Williamson, who usually bats at No. 3 for his side, has bailed out New Zealand from the tricky situations almost single-handedly on numerous occasions. Six out of eight times, the captain has come in to play before the 5th over of the game to guide New Zealand to a fighting total or take his side home. Thus far, he has 548 runs, and if he gets another hundred-plus score in the World Cup 2019 final, he would finish as the top run scorer in the tournament.advertisementAlso Seelast_img read more

Pittsburgh Debriefing: OSU Passes Its First Test with Flying Colors

first_imgDefense: Justin PhillipsPhillips has proven over his three-plus years in Stillwater that when he’s given the opportunity he produces. The unsung Bedlam 2014 hero redshirted in Year 2 and has worked his way into a starting role at Will linebacker after a promising 2016 campaign.On Saturday inside of Heinz Stadium, Phillips tallied five total tackles, a pass breakup and an atonement for Mason Rudolph’s lone sin in Pittsburgh. Just two plays after Rudolph’s interception, Phillips caught this deflected pass and hustled into the end zone for his second pick-6 in as many weeks.Unsung Hero: Jalen McCleskeyI don’t know if the game’s leading receiver counts as “unsung” but I’m going to give McCleskey the nod here for his big turnaround after a rough start to the season.McCleskey logged minus-2 yards receiving and a costly punt return gaff in Week 1 followed by just 19 yards in Mobile in Week 2. His performance in Pittsburgh on the other hand was perfect.He tied James Washington for most targets from Rudolph, seven each. But McCleskey made the most of his, catching all seven balls for a career-high 162 yards and three touchdowns (also a career high).Pitt was determined to limit Washington and Oklahoma State’s outside threats so Rudolph looked inside and found “Lil Sho” for catches of 26, 27, 40 and 48 yards and Rudolph’s third, fourth and fifth TDs on the day.It was over whenCan I say the coin toss? There’s a little truth to that, actually. Pitt elected to kick the opening ball to the Cowboys and it was mostly downhill from there for the Panthers. Mason Rudolph left the sidelines seven-straight times to start the game and each time he returned with seven more points to show for it.The result was pretty much etched in stone when the Cowboys went up 35-zilch early in the second quarter. Pitt made some plays during the 30-plus minutes of garbage time but had no answers for the Cowboys’ offensive attack.Questions for Week 4Team HealthMike Gundy stated after the game that he expects starting right tackle Zach Crabtree and wide receiver Chris Lacy to play in OSU’s Big 12 opener against TCU next Saturday. That’s good news. Starting Star linebacker Kenneth Edison-McGruder’s status is more of a concern. He missed his second-straight game after an in-practice injury. It’s a linebacker corps that lost second-teamer Kevin Henry for the year as well and can’t afford many more DNPs as it heads into the meat of its schedule.Pass ProtectionWhile we can all get fired up by Mason Rudolph’s best Big Ben impersonation shown above, I’m not super fired up by how much pressure Pitt’s defense was able to get on QB1. He was sacked just once but had to evade pressure several times. I like that Mason can go Johnny Football if need be, but there will be far better pass rushes than Pitt’s in the way of a Big 12 championship.Can his O-line give Rudolph enough breathing room to chase down history?If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State went to an NFL stadium for its first real test of the year and walked onto the field like it knew all the answers. The Cowboys put up some gaudy numbers, made some impressive plays (and some history) and head into Big 12 play with no red flags in tow.Let’s debrief this impressive win over Pitt.The short storyOklahoma State scored early and often finishing its first seven drives in the end zone. Its defense facilitated a quick 35-zip lead controlling Pitt’s ground game and basically making the second half irrelevant.Mason Rudolph set some records, several receivers had big days and there was a regrettable special teams snafu. Basically, a normal day at the office for Mike Gundy’s squad.Who Earned A Marshal Badge?Offense: Mason RudolphRudolph broke his own Oklahoma State record for passing yards in a half with 423. He also tied Josh Fields’ OSU record with five passing TDs in one half. He also tied Zac Robinson for second-most TD passes in school history with 66.Entering the game, Rudolph was riding a streak of 185 straight attempts without an interception. The school record of 194 was set by Brandon Weeden back in 2011. Rudolph hit 216 before the discussion finally jinxed him. He threw a pick on his 32nd and final attempt of the day and Gundy pulled him before he or his Heisman statement suffered any unnecessary abuse.Rudolph did leave Heisman voters with this statement play on a third-and-long in the first quarter.last_img read more

Report: LSU OL Jevonte Domond Arrested For Alleged Felony Domestic Violence Abuse Battery W/ Strangulation

first_imgLSU OL Jevonte Domond poses for his mug shot.LSU OL Jevonte DomondUpdate: LSU has suspended offensive lineman Jevonte Domond following his domestic violence arrest. #LSU has suspended OL Jevonte Domond. Les Miles has reached out to Domond but has yet to speak with him, Michael Bonnette says.— Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv) May 26, 2015Earlier: LSU offensive lineman Jevonte Domond has been arrested for an alleged felony domestic violence abuse battery with strangulation, according to police reports obtained by The Advocate. Domond, who transferred into the Tigers’ program from Glendale Community College (Arizona) last summer, played in one game last season. The details of the alleged incident are ugly. BREAKING: Booking records show #LSU OT Jevonte Domond was booked into EBR Prison on charges of Felony Domestic Abuse Battery w/Strangulation— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) May 26, 2015From the report: According to a Sheriff’s Office report, an argument occurred Monday afternoon between Domond and his fiancée. During the dispute, while she was leaning over the crib of their “newborn baby,” Domond allegedly “grabbed her from behind by the neck,” lifted her off the ground and dropped her, the report says.The woman told deputies she “began to lose consciousness,” the report says, and she “almost blacked out.” At some point during the argument, Domond allegedly grabbed a bandana from his fiancées head. In response, she sprayed him with pepper spray, the report says.The woman told deputies Domond then picked her up and “slammed her on the couch,” the report says. She also told them Domond bit her on her hip, prompting her to spray him again with pepper spray, the report says.You can read the rest of the report here. An LSU spokesman confirmed to The Advocate that the program is aware of the situation, though they have yet to officially comment on the matter. Domond, who is currently in East Baton Rouge Parish Jail, is reportedy scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.last_img read more

Hundreds of female police officers gather in Calgary at international conference

first_imgCALGARY – Hundreds of police officers from 35 countries are gathering in Calgary this week to discuss issues facing women in law enforcement.The International Association of Women Police conference was organized by a group of Calgary Police Service members to help provide a networking opportunity for female officers.Staff Sgt. Sueanne Ford, co-director of this year’s conference, says it is meant to empower and support women in police organizations.The conference runs until Thursday.Ford says she believes there is definitely forward motion when it comes to gender equality in law enforcement.She says she hopes that everyone who attends will take away something valuable.“I hope they take mentorship. I hope they take some leadership. I hope that they impact change within their organizations,” Ford said.Police Chief Roger Chaffin said the ratio of men to women in the Calgary Police Service is 80-20, but that is slowly changing.“We’ve seen in the last four or five years in our recruit hiring … that it’s rare to see a class that isn’t somewhere between 40 and 50 per cent … female officers, which is good, but that’s only a first start.”Chaffin said real change will come when those new recruits stay with the force and their careers evolve over time.“We need some female leadership in our senior ranks,” he said. “That will take some time yet.”In 2017, Jen Magnus cited sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace when she publicly resigned as a constable with the Calgary force.Chaffin said on Sunday that those situations are impossible to ignore.“I don’t think there is any model of policing that can be successful if they are not willing to listen to difficult conversations, they’re not willing to recognize that there has been harm created in the past and there are people who have been marginalized or hurt or made to feel unsafe in policing,” the chief said.Brenda Lucki, a 31-year veteran of the Mounties, earlier this year became the first woman to be named as full-time commissioner of Canada’s national police force.The RCMP has faced ongoing complaints about sexual harassment and discrimination against female officers.Two class-action lawsuits that alleged a long history of harassment, intimidation and discrimination perpetrated by male Mounties against female colleagues were settled in 2016 and women continue to come forward.(CTV Calgary, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

Born Free USA Ian Somerhalder Foundation Repurpose Fur For Animals In Need

first_imgOn January 28 at Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia, Born Free USA and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) collaborated for their first joint animal welfare event: a youth initiative called “Give it Back!”Liberty The Lioness Finds Fun With Repurposed Fur ToyCredit/Copyright: Noah’s Ark Animal SanctuaryThe program is part of Born Free USA’s successful Fur for the Animals campaign, which collects donated fur items and then sends them to wildlife rehabilitation centers to provide warmth, comfort, and enrichment to rescued animals in need.At the “Give it Back!” event, nearly 20 kids, ages five to 17, learned the truth behind fur fashion and about the Fur for the Animals campaign (which has collected more than 2,000 fur items since its launch in 2014, valued at more than $4.7 million and representing an estimated 75,000 animals killed). Then, with the help of adult volunteers, the children sewed and crafted cushions and pillows from donated fur coats, hats, and more for the resident wildlife at Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary. The children were then able to witness professional animal caretakers delivering the furs to resident foxes, primates, tigers, lions, and bears.According to Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, “It is remarkable to see young people working diligently for wildlife. Their efforts turned something that came from cruelty and misery into items that will bring comfort and enrichment to wild animals recovering from mistreatment and abuse. Approximately four million animals are trapped for their fur every year in the U.S., and millions of others languish in cruel fur farms. The success of our ‘Give it Back!’ event demonstrates that the next generation is paying attention to the needs of all animals and will fight for their welfare.”Actor and CEO of ISF, Ian Somerhalder, said, “Collaboration and youth empowerment are fundamental components of our mission. This was a perfect example of doing that by partnering with Born Free USA, Noah’s Ark, and motivated, inspired young change makers. Together, we collaborated to actually ‘Give It Back!’ as a part of the Fur for the Animals campaign to repurpose old fur clothes for injured and abandoned creatures. The fashion fur trade industry is a horrific example of animal cruelty, but with this campaign and the dedicated hearts of these youth volunteers, we were able to take a stand against fur for fashion and reclaim it by sewing pillows, blankets, and enrichment toys for rescued animals. Thank you to everyone involved!”Kaitlyn, an 11-year-old who volunteered at the event, was grateful for the opportunity and lessons learned. “This is really fun and it’s great that we’re giving back to the animals. I kind of already knew fur was bad, but I didn’t know how many animals it takes to make one fur coat. It’s nice doing this for animals. Instead of buying beds for them, we can just give fur back to them!”Allison Hedgecoth of Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary added, “Noah’s Ark is thrilled to partner with such incredible, passionate animal advocacy organizations like Born Free USA and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. In addition to our rescued animals benefiting, being part of an event that has such a profound impact on children was simply amazing and is, in fact, what Noah’s Ark is all about: bringing children and animals together. I couldn’t be happier with how the event turned out, and we are so blessed to be part of a movement to create a more enlightened, sustainable, and compassionate society.”last_img read more

Join Martha Stewart In Norway For Epic Global Seed Vault Experience

first_imgEntrepreneur and TV personality, the incomparable Martha Stewart, is leading the way in safeguarding our future.Martha is working with the Svalbard Global Seed Vault to protect the seeds that will guarantee our food supply for years to come.Now available at Prizeo.com/Martha, one lucky winner and a friend will actually have the chance to join Martha Stewart on a trip to Norway this February to visit the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Carved deep into the side of a mountain, just 1,800 miles from the North Pole, lies the Seed Vault, where seeds of agricultural importance are conserved in accordance with international laws.Not only will the winner get to travel to the Svalbard Seed Vault with Martha, but they’ll experience an incredible expedition, including intimate discussions with leading food scientists and policymakers, Michelin-rated dinners, a champagne reception to view the Northern Lights, and even a day of adventures including a polar bear tour, dog sledding and exploring a glacial cave!For a donation as little as $10 to support The Crop Trust’s work with the Global Seed Vault, people are entered to win this truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Martha tells donors: “if you want to donate more, you’ll earn extra entries to win, plus get some cool exclusive outerwear and more. It’s my way of saying thank-you for supporting this organization’s important conservation efforts.”To learn more about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and donate to win this amazing opportunity with Martha, please visit Prizeo.com/Martha between now and Jan. 24.last_img read more

Press Release Diehl delivers largest 3Dprinted PaxEx part

first_imgThe cabin and avionics specialist Diehl Aviation has delivered the largest, fully 3D-printed part for passenger aircraft to date which is installed on an A350 XWB.The module is a Curtain Comfort Header – a complex enclosure for the curtain rail, that can measure up to 1140 x 720 x 240 mm.The curtains separate the classes from one another within the cabin. Qatar Airways will be the first airline to use the 3D-printed Curtain Comfort Header on board its aircraft. In a joint project, Diehl Aviation and Airbus developed the curtain header in close co-operation. With only 12 months between the first improved concept until delivery of the first ready-to-use model the project always was on the fast lane.Curtain Comfort Header Shark fin. Image: DiehlThis new production method solves several problems for Diehl Aviation: Until now, these modules were formed from numerous layers of laminated fiberglass, each of which required its own individual, complex aluminum tool.Incorporating further functions was also an added, arduous task and could include anything from the simultaneous integration of cable channels, through emergency escape route signage, to specialized retaining clips.One complete Curtain Comfort Header is comprised of up to 12 component parts – all produced by a 3D printer and simply glued together when complete. This new production procedure has made many of the old, individual tools – which had previously been absolutely essential for manufacturing these parts – redundant.Curtain Comfort Header Exit. Image: DiehlGiven these many advantages, Diehl Aviation is now only producing Curtain Comfort Headers for the A350 XWB with the 3D printing method. This procedure offers several advantages for the airline too: The shorter production processes and significant lead time reduction are particularly beneficial to airlines under pressure from quick turnaround times. Furthermore the parts themselves require less reworks and can easily be removed for repairs or replacement, contributing to even shorter waiting times during repair works. Also, the modules can easily been customized for retrofit solutions. Passengers benefit from the precision-made parts that lead to dampen noise and allow better integration in the cabin.The 3D-printed Curtain Comfort Headers already have the requisite approvals and are certified by the EASA. Diehl Aviation will be exhibiting the Curtain Comfort Header at its booth 7D20 at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.Diehl Aviation is a division of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG and combines all aviation activities of Diehl Group under one roof. In the aviation industry, Diehl Aviation – including Diehl Aerospace (a joint venture with Thales) – is a leading system supplier of aircraft system and cabin solutions. Diehl Aviation currently has around 6,000 employees. Its clients include leading aircraft manufacturers like Airbus (both airplanes and helicopters), Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer, as well as airlines and operators of commercial and business aircraft.last_img read more

Press Release United launches Safetysense with SpiderMan™

first_imgBeginning June 1, United Airlines will launch its latest inflight safety demonstration video featuring Spider-Man in an entertaining mini-drama film. In addition to the safety video, United’s broader promotional partnership with Sony Pictures in celebration of Spider-Man™: Far From Home, in North American theaters July 2, will include one-of-a-kind Spider-Man: Far From Home-themed Polaris business class amenity kits and unique experiences for MileagePlus members to see the highly-anticipated summer blockbuster through MileagePlus Exclusives.  The video highlights United’s enduring commitment to the safety of all our employees and customers who are “far from home”. In addition to United employees providing instruction on what to do in the event of an emergency, the video features MileagePlus members who bid miles for the unique opportunity to appear in the video and special appearances by cast members from this summer’s highly anticipated film. “For decades, Spider-Man has consistently shown the importance of using power to do good and to keep the public safe. We also believe that our greatest responsibility is to keep our customers and crew safe on board our aircraft,” said United’s Vice President of Marketing, Mark Krolick. “We are excited to have Spider-Man and his friends, along with our employees, bring new attention to the inflight safety video and creatively engage customers on such an important announcement.”The video begins with villains entering a corner store and causing ‘turbulence’ with their disruption to Mr. Delmar, played by Hemky Madera. The deli scene includes a framed photo of Stan Lee, honoring the immense impact he had on the Marvel community. Customers will also notice the recently announced updated United livery displayed on the animated 787-10 aircraft, prior to customers learning the locations of the exits. Next, Peter Parker’s best friend Ned, played by Jacob Batalon, shares a scene with United CEO Oscar Munoz as the villains head into a nearby theater to escape Spider-Man. In one of the final scenes, Eugene “Flash” Thompson, played by Toni Revolori, helps to demonstrate that cell phones and large devices should be put into airplane mode prior to take-off. This fast-paced and entertaining video concludes with Spider-Man ensuring that everyone is safe and settled as their journey begins. On Lee’s cameo, Gill Champion, President of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment went on to say, “Stan loved doing his cameos and would love to know they are continuing, so we were thrilled to work with Sony Pictures and United Airlines to make this happen for both Stan and the fans.”Beginning in June, United customers traveling in Polaris business class will receive a limited-edition Spider-Man: Far From Home themed amenity kit, which will feature Spidey-branded comfort products including an eye mask, socks, tissues, ear plugs, a toothbrush and a pen alongside luxury skincare products, designed exclusively for United customers. Starting today on MileagePlus Exclusives, members are able to bid award miles on a one-of-a-kind experience to attend the Spider-Man: Far From Home premiere in Los Angeles on June 26. This opportunity will give a member access for two to attend the premiere, red carpet event and afterparty. Members also have the ability to use miles to attend a pre-release screening of Spider-Man: Far From Home in one of United’s seven hub cities. United Polaris Spiderman Kit a BUZZEvery customer. Every flight. Every day.In 2019, United is focusing more than ever on its commitment to its customers, looking at every aspect of its business to ensure that the carrier keeps customers’ best interests at the heart of its service. In addition to today’s announcement, United recently announced that luxury skincare line Sunday Riley will make products exclusively for United customers to experience in amenity kits, released a re-imagined version of the most downloaded app in the airline industry and made DIRECTV free for every passenger on 211 aircraft, offering more than 100 channels on seat back monitors on more than 30,000 seats. About UnitedUnited’s shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” We are more focused than ever on our commitment to customers through a series of innovations and improvements designed to help build a great experience: Every customer. Every flight. Every day. Together, United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,900 flights a day to 355 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 779 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 569 regional aircraft. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol “UAL”. About Spider-Man™: Far From HomePeter Parker returns in Spider-Man™: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man™: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!Columbia Pictures presents a Marvel Studios/Pascal Pictures production Spider-Man™: Far From Home. Directed by Jon Watts, the film is written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel, Eric Hauserman Carroll, Rachel O’Connor, Stan Lee, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach serve as executive producers. The film stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.About Sony Pictures EntertainmentSony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics.SOURCE United Airlineslast_img read more

Press Release Gogo and APSATCOM partner to bring IFC to China

first_imgGogo and APT Mobile Satcom Limited (APSATCOM), a leading satellite operator in the Asia Pacific region, announced today an agreement to provide inflight connectivity (IFC) service for Chinese airlines with Gogo’s industry-leading satellite connectivity solution 2Ku.Gogo will leverage APSATCOM’s Ku-band network to enable the fastest inflight Wi-Fi solution within China for domestic and international airlines. APSATCOM’s network includes both wide-beam satellites and High-Throughput Satellites (HTS), with the APSTAR 6D satellite bringing significant HTS capacity and 100% coverage over China for inflight connectivity in mid-2020. The partnership will enable state-of-the-art network management services via APSATCOM’s Network Operating Center (NOC) and data center in China, in tandem with Gogo’s global Ku satellite network outside of China. With this partnership and regulatory clearance to operate in China, Gogo and APSATCOM will offer an end-to-end IFEC solution inclusive of inflight systems, inflight experiences and operational support – available to Chinese airlines across both retrofit and line-fit programs.About APSATCOM APSATCOM was incorporated in Shenzhen, China in July 2016, committed to building an Integrative Space-Ground Self-Controllable Global Broadband Satellite Communications System through launching three or four satellites.The first satellite, APSTAR-6D, will be launched and in-service in 2019. APSTAR-6D is the new generation of high-throughput (HTS) telecommunication satellite covering substantially all land and ocean of the Asia-Pacific region and provide whole-terrestrial and all-weather high-quality, efficient, cost-effective satellite broadband internet access telecommunication services in aviation, maritime, and land mass respectively.APSATCOM is staffed with a communication expert team which is top-notch and first-class at domestic and international standard; a well-experienced engineering and technology team; and a professional management team. APSATCOM is ready to provide reliable satellite communication service.About GogoGogo is the Inflight Internet Company. We are the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. We design and source innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the Internet, and develop software and platforms that enable customizable solutions for and by our aviation partners.  Once connected, we provide industry leading reliability around the world. Our mission is to help aviation go farther by making planes fly smarter, so our aviation partners perform better and their passengers travel happier.You can find Gogo’s products and services on thousands of aircraft operated by the leading global commercial airlines and thousands of private aircraft, including those of the largest fractional ownership operators.  Gogo is headquartered in Chicago, IL with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO and locations across the globe.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsCertain disclosures in this press release include “forward-looking statements” that are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Most forward-looking statements contain words that identify them as forward-looking, such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “continues,” “could,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms that relate to future events. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release and Gogo undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. These forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions by our management that, although we believe to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain. Important factors that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include the uncertainties described under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 22, 2019 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 8, 2019.last_img read more

The Latest Spain warns Brexit depends on Gibraltar issue

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local):10:15 a.m.Spain’s Prime Minister says his country will vote against the divorce agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom if Gibraltar’s future isn’t considered a bilateral issue between Madrid and London.The U.K. and the EU reached a 585-page draft withdrawal agreement and are fleshing out a far less detailed seven-page declaration on their future relations. Both need to be approved by European leaders at a weekend summit.If the documents don’t change before Sunday, “Spain will vote no,” Pedro Sanchez has warned Tuesday during a business forum organized by The Economist in Madrid.Spain is the only among 27 countries that has voiced opposition to the deal because it deems unclear the wording of how Gibraltar, the British territory at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, would be dealt with.___10:00 a.m.British Prime Minister Theresa May’s parliamentary allies are warning they could remove support from her minority government if she does not alter her Brexit deal with the European Union.Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party struck a deal last year to back May’s Conservatives on major legislation. But the Protestant, pro-U.K. party opposes the Brexit deal’s plans for keeping the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland open after Brexit.In a warning to May, DUP lawmakers abstained late Monday during several votes on finance bill, and voted against the government on one amendment.DUP lawmaker Sammy Wilson said the votes were “designed to send a political message to the government.”Writing in Tuesday’s Belfast Telegraph, May said the deal “puts Northern Ireland in a fantastic position for the future.”The Associated Presslast_img read more


Actors Stephan James and Shamier Anderson (right) are pictured in Toronto on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Rising Hollywood stars Shamier Anderson and Stephan James admit it’s early in their burgeoning careers, but they feel a responsibility to inspire and support a new generation of Canadian talent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Advertisement TORONTO — Rising Hollywood stars Shamier Anderson and Stephan James admit it’s early in their burgeoning careers, but they feel a responsibility to inspire and support a new generation of Canadian talent.It’s why the Toronto brothers say they return home regularly to promote homegrown artists, chiefly through their annual campaign the B.L.A.C.K. Ball, which this year is partnering with the Toronto International Film Festival for a star-studded bash Monday.They’re also fitting ambassadors for a promotional campaign dubbed “Made,” or “Nous” in French — an industry-backed initiative to celebrate Canadians working in film, television and digital entertainment here and abroad. A 30-second trailer touting domestic actors and actresses, directors, and film crews is screening ahead of all TIFF gala and special presentation screenings. Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “We’re moving in a direction in Canada where we hope that we don’t have to leave the country to get success (but) that’s kind of where we’re at right now,” says Anderson, whose growing list of credits includes Space’s “Wynonna Earp” and last year’s Nicole Kidman crime feature, “Destroyer.”“We don’t have to come back but we want to come back because it’s important for artists to know that you can make it at home.”The 25-year-old James cut his teeth on Canadian youth TV including “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” “How to be Indie,” and “My Babysitter’s a Vampire,” but is now poised to enter the Hollywood’s elite thanks to breakthrough roles on the Amazon Prime Video thriller “Homecoming,” the civil rights film “Selma,” and a starring turn in last year’s period drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which netted an Oscar win for supporting actress Regina King.He’s currently in production on the second season of “Homecoming,” and hits the big screen this fall with the crime drama “21 Bridges” — as a villain opposite Chadwick Boseman, J.K. Simmons, and fellow Canuck Taylor Kitsch.“I’m excited for people to see me in something that’s different and cool,” James says of “21 Bridges.” “(It’s) definitely taking a darker turn than what most people might be used to from me.”The 28-year-old Anderson, meanwhile, is currently filming the Netflix movie “Awake” opposite Gina Rodriguez, and earlier this year shot roles on the third season of “Goliath” opposite Billy Bob Thornton, the Spike Lee-produced film “Son of the South” opposite Lucas Till, and the space feature “Stowaway” with Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette and Daniel Dae Kim.James says he and his brother are blessed to be busy, but are also mindful of the types of roles they play.“It means a lot to the both of us to play diverse characters, to tell interesting, varied stories — stories that aren’t just African-Canadian-based or African-American-based, but really play colourless roles,” says James.“I don’t think me or my brother have any limits as far as the types of characters or the types of stories that we want to tell on screen.”And so the brothers created the annual B.L.A.C.K. Ball four years ago to encourage varied opportunities for talented newcomers, especially those from marginalized communities that otherwise don’t see themselves represented onscreen. Anderson says B.L.A.C.K. is an acronym for Building a Legacy in Acting, Cinema and Knowledge.“Growing up, we never really had too many examples of actors that looked like us, who came from where we came from,” adds James, raised by a single mother from Jamaica.“(Now) you might have kids who come from where you come from, the inner city, and are looking to you as that example of, ‘Wow, Stephan and Shamier, they grew up where I grew up, or not too far from where I grew up, and look what they are been able to accomplish.’”But as the younger of the two brothers, James says he didn’t have far to look for inspiration in his own career, crediting Anderson with paving that road for him.“He made me believe that it was possible. I think that he showed that this is something realistic, that you can go and you could chase this sort of thing, that you can pursue the arts in this way,” he says.“Luckily our mother was very supportive of us. But really it was seeing him doing what he did and knowing that I could be fearless in stepping into it myself.”Cassandra Szklarski ~ The Canadian Press Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: read more


Facebook Login/Register With: TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2019 – Toronto Actress Ashleigh Morrison has been nominated for Four (4) Joey Awards, announced September 7, 2019 on the Joey Awards website. All Four (4) Projects were filmed in Toronto, Ontario. (https://joeyawards.com/2019-nominations)Her nominations include~BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM 12-14 for her lead role in the Daughter of Babel~BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A FEATURE FILM for her role in Detainee X~BEST PRINCIPAL OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A FEATURE FILM for her role in Salvage~ BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A COMMERCIAL AGE 12-15 for Frigidaire.Ashleigh Morrison won BEST FEMALE HOST at the Joey Awards in November of 2018, for her interview with Bill Nye the Science Guy, at the Nintendo Labo Launch in Toronto.   She has hosted her own Rogers TV York Region series, has appeared in film, TV, and is represented by Hero Artists Agency in Toronto. Advertisement Ashleigh Morrison (Deime Franke/Diem Franke Headshots) Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Ashleigh has trained with Marcia Bennett and Lewis Baumander at LB Acting Studio as well as Amos Crawley and Sarah Gnocato at Armstrong Acting Studios. Ashleigh is currently studying at Second City in Toronto and goes to an Arts Drama High School where she continues to learn her craft.ASHLEIGH IS REPRESENTED BY: HERO ARTISTSAGENTS: Jessica Martins or Michael MarinoFOLLOW ASHLEIGH ON SOCIAL MEDIA:FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ashleighmorrisonofficial/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Ashleighactress/INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/ashleighmorrisonofficial/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8345960/JOEY AWARDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA:WEBSITE: https://www.joeyawards.com/past-winnersFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/joeyawardscanada/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/joeyawards1INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/joeyawards1/YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSusRbQg9AufVM8zsaGyoKwFOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA INQUIRES – CONTACT:Darlene Morrison by email at: Darlene.morrison@rogers.com Twitter read more


Advertisement Oshawa’s Wilson and Lee Music Store has seen a lot in the last 97 years.The shop was there when player pianos and gramophones were the only way to play recorded music in your home. It was there as vinyl rose to prominence, fell out of favour, and then rose once again.It has been a fixture in the community for almost a century — but now, what is undoubtedly one of the oldest music shops in the country is closing its doors in December. Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook The business has been running in a few different locations since 1922. (Michael Cole/CBC) The music business just isn’t what it once was, and so co-owners Bill and David Wilson feel the time is right to hang it up.“I’ve had a few people trying to talk me into another three years to make it 100, but I’m ready to go,” Bill Wilson told CBC News at the shop on 87 Simcoe St. N. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter read more


Login/Register With: Twitter OTTAWA — Five directors are in the running for a $100,000 Canadian theatre award.The Siminovitch Prize, which rotates on a three-year cycle to recognize contributions to different theatrical fields, is this year honouring excellence in directing.Organizers say Maiko Yamamoto and James Long, co-artistic directors of Vancouver’s Theatre Replacement, are the first team of collaborators to share a spot on the short list. Advertisement Quebec City’s Christian Lapointe, who founded the Theatre Peril in 2000 and has run the Theatre Carte Blanche for the past six years, is also a contender.The other finalists are Ravi Jain, founding artistic director of Why Not Theatre in Toronto, and Christian Barry, co-founder and artistic co-director of Halifax’s 2b theatre company.The winner, who will be announced at a ceremony at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre on Nov. 21, will receive $75,000 and will choose a protege to receive $25,000.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 23, 2019.The Canadian Press Advertisement Ravi Jain, director of “Prince Hamlet,” is pictured during a dress rehearsal at The Theatre Centre in Toronto on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Five Canadian directors are in the running for a $100,000 theatre award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement read more

Federal officials reject Jindal administration financing plans for LSU hospitals

Federal officials reject Jindal administration financing plans for LSU hospitals BATON ROUGE, La. – Federal officials on Friday rejected Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s financing plans for the privatization of six state-owned hospitals that care for the poor and uninsured, dealing a potentially significant blow to the state’s health care operations.The decision threatens deals that already have been used to turn over hospital management and could create massive upheaval in the state’s operating budget. The Jindal administration downplayed the significance of the decision, however, saying it will appeal.The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, notified the state health department that it refused to sign off on the plans. The agency said the agreements don’t meet federal guidelines governing how Medicaid dollars can be spent.“To maintain the fiscal integrity of the Medicaid program, CMS is unable to approve the state plan amendment request made by Louisiana,” the federal agency said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to work with the state to ensure Louisianans receive high quality Medicaid coverage.”Jindal said he will challenge the ruling, which involves hospitals that care for thousands of people and serve as the main teaching facilities for Louisiana’s medical students.“CMS has no legal basis for this decision,” the Republican governor said in a statement late Friday. He added: “We are confident that public-private partnerships are the way forward, and we will be working with CMS on alternative funding mechanisms.”Jindal didn’t wait for federal approval before he shifted the hospital management, so the hospitals are now operating under financing plans that have been rejected — after being used to balance Louisiana’s budget.However, the governor said there would be no short-term impact on the budget because of the state’s appeal. State health department officials said such appeals can take more than a year to be decided, and federal financing will not be disrupted during the challenge.The rejections involved plans for LSU-run hospitals in New Orleans, Lafayette, Houma, Lake Charles, Shreveport and Monroe.Privatization deals for the New Orleans, Lafayette and Houma hospitals took effect in June, and the Shreveport and Monroe facilities have been under outside management since October. The Lake Charles hospital was closed, its services shifted to a nearby private hospital.Lawmakers have worried about the possibility of rejection since the transfers began, but the Jindal administration refused to slow the efforts, expressing repeated confidence that the agreements would win federal support.Jindal’s health secretary, Kathy Kliebert, reasserted her confidence as recently as last week in a meeting with lawmakers.Privatization deals have taken effect for eight university hospitals and their clinics, with one more pending. They were pushed by Jindal as a way to cut state costs, improve care for the poor and uninsured, and bolster medical training programs.The deals are costing the state $1.1 billion this budget year, much of it relying on the expected federal health care dollars. The six hospital deals denied Friday were estimated to cost $882 million in the current budget year, most of that assumed to be covered through federal funds.But only one contractual arrangement has received federal approval: a deal that shuttered LSU’s Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge and transferred most of its inpatient services to a private hospital, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Melinda Deslatte, The Associated Press Posted May 2, 2014 4:26 pm MDT read more