LATEST STORIES Galang delivered 17 points off 14 kills, while Baron and Dy chipped in 12 apiece. Desiree Cheng added nine points and 13 digs for the Cargo Movers, who drew an explosive game from setter Kim Fajardo.Fajardo, who struggled last conference with a finger injury, scattered the offensive wealth with 21 excellent sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Foton snapped a two-game losing streak earlier after turning back PLDT Home Fibr, 25-21, 25-20, 25-18.“Our previous loss was a wake-up call, but knowing my team, they adjusted right away,” said F2 Logistics head coach Ramil De Jesus. Reigning champion F2 Logistics rebounded from a lackluster effort the last time out and vent its ire on Marinerang Pilipina, scoring a 25-14, 25-17, 25-11 ripping to get back on track in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference Monday at FilOil Flying V Centre.Following a frustrating 22-25, 23-25, 18-25 loss to Petron last Saturday, the Cargo Movers bounced back with an easy win as Ara Galang, Majoy Baron and Kianna Dy provided unmatched offensive firepower.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The players showed the real game of F2 Logistics unlike our last game.”Marinerang Pilipina took a second straight defeat.The Tornadoes displayed a balanced attack to clobber the Power Spikers in 78 minutes and capture their first win.Elaine Kasilag was also impressive as she chipped in 10 hits, while EJ Laure and Marian Buitre added eight points each.“Of course, we’re happy. Coming from two losses, this is a huge boost for us,” said Foton coach Aaron Velez.ADVERTISEMENT This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Lawmaker seeks ban on foreign student-athletes Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Foton is now tied with PLDT at 1-2. The Tornadoes advanced to Pool D with Sta. Lucia, Generika-Ayala and F2 Logistics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
With regard to her Bollywood career, Sonakshi Sinha has had more misses than hits. Her film Kalank had tanked at the box office. Yet, the actress continues to get big-banner films. Now rumours have been doing rounds that there is a good chance that the actress will work on a sports biopic.According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Sonakshi will be essaying the lead role in a film based on Paralympic silver medalist Deepa Malik.Back in 2016, the Kalank actress met the Paralympics champion during an award show. She took to Twitter saying that it was her fan-girl moment to meet Deepa.”Ma’am it was a fan moment for me!!! thank you for being you and radiating so much positivity! Truly an inspiration,” she had posted.Ma’am it was a fan moment for me!!! thank you for being you and radiating so much positivity! Truly an inspiration @DeepaAthlete https://t.co/8cm152Ey85Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) November 24, 2016This was just after the athelete had posted pictures of receiving an award from Sonakshi Sinha. She retweeted the post and called it “her fan-girl moment” with Sonakshi.She wrote, “@sonakshisinha it sure was a fan moment.. Great receiving the award from the Bindaas girl.. Blessings and success is wished 2day n always.”@sonakshisinha it sure was a fan moment.. Great receiving the award from the Bindaas girl.. Blessings and success is wished 2day n always https://t.co/SaJnPmC1I6advertisementDeepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) November 24, 2016Earlier it was reported that producer Ritesh Sidhwani and actor Farhan Akhtar were planning to make a biopic on Deepa Malik.”I had watched videos of her and knew that her life story was unreal, but when I met her and she let me hold her medal, the sheer weight of the silver gave me gooseflesh. As she sat in front of me, there was nothing differently-abled about her. She was empowering, a pillar of strength, and I knew that we needed to take her fight to the big screen,” Ritesh had told the newspaper.Deepa Malik is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics. She won a silver medal in the shot put at 2016 Paralympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Deepa has been honored with the Arjuna award in 2012, at the age of 42, and was feliciated with the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2017.On the other hand, Sonakshi Sinha will reprise her role as Rajjo in Dabangg 3. She also has Mission Mangal in her kitty.ALSO READ | Sonakshi Sinha would like to do a Madhubala biopicALSO READ | Sonakshi Sinha on Kalank failure: It is my bad luckALSO WATCH | Sonakshi Sinha and Arjun Kapoor on a deserted island? No way, says the Dabangg actor
zoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Ecochlor Maran Tankers, part of Greek shipping major Angelicoussis Shipping Group, has hired Sembcorp Marine for the installation of marine scrubbers and ballast water management systems on 13 vessels.Under the contract, four Suezmax tankers will be fitted with marine scrubbers and ballast water management systems between the third quarter of 2018 and the fourth quarter of 2019, while a further nine Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) will have marine scrubbers installed between May 2019 and February 2020.“Sembcorp Marine Repairs & Upgrades was selected to be our partner for scrubber and ballast water management system installations as they have demonstrated the ability to work in tandem with us right from the project’s initial phase, showing dedication and commitment to resolve challenges as a team. We are confident that this partnership will be the blueprint for a successful fleet retrofitting program,” Maran Tankers said.“Sembcorp Marine’s breakthrough green technology retrofits contract from Maran Tankers is testimony to our expertise and trusted experience in a highly competitive market,” said Sembcorp Marine Head of Repairs & Upgrades Alvin Gan.The shipbuilder said that the installation of the equipment will take place at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard and Admiralty Yard.With the latest contract from Maran Tankers, Sembcorp Marine now has an installation track record of four marine scrubbers and 23 ballast water management systems.In May 2018, Angelicoussis Shipping Group announced that it has selected USA-based Ecochlor to retrofit its 36 vessels with the company’s ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) in order to comply with the new regulations.The retrofit candidates included Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, VLCCs, Minicapes and Capes. The installations are scheduled to take place between 2018 – 2020 in Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China.
A lawyer for the widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan is slated to square off in court in Toronto on Thursday against counsel for Omar Khadr.Tabitha Speer and a former U.S. soldier are trying to go after Khadr’s assets.They want an injunction aimed at preserving any money the federal government paid Khadr for breaching his rights. Ottawa reportedly paid the former Guantanamo Bay prisoner $10.5 million last week.The action comes as they seek to have a Canadian court enforce a US$134-million award against Khadr from Utah.In response, a lawyer for Khadr argues the injunction application should be rejected.He says it’s unlikely a Canadian court would enforce the Utah award and that Khadr has a right to keep his financial affairs private.
APTN National NewsIt was a long painful day. Family members had four minutes at a meeting with provincial, territorial and federal politicians to explain what losing a loved one has done to their lives.Michele Pineault was one of them.Her daughter’s DNA was found on Robert Pickton’s farm.Michele spoke to APTN’s Cheryl McKenzie about the meeting and how it made her feel.
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4 p.m.It was a mixed day on Wall Street as investors pondered which companies would be winners and losers if a Republican-sponsored tax overhaul goes through.Indexes were mostly higher in early in the day Monday but wound up with an uneven close after drops in technology and health care stocks cancelled out gains elsewhere.Phone companies, which pay high tax rates, did better than the rest of the market. AT&T rose 2.1 per cent.The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 2 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,639.The Dow Jones industrials rose 58 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 24,290, largely due to a gain in Boeing.The Nasdaq dropped 72 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 6,775.The yield on the 10-year Treasury held steady at 2.37 per cent.___11:45 a.m.Stocks are rising in midday trading on Wall Street after the Senate passed a tax overhaul bill.Companies that stand to benefit the most from lower corporate taxes rose the most Monday. Small-company stocks and companies that do much of their business in the U.S. rose more than the rest of the market.Lower-taxed companies like technology stocks didn’t do as well.Banks and retailers rose. Bank of America jumped 3.8 per cent and Home Depot gained 2.8 per cent.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 12 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,655.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 222 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 24,453. The Nasdaq composite fell 26 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6,821.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed to 2.39 per cent.___9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street following more deal news and progress on the Republican tax overhaul plan over the weekend.Banks rose more than the rest of the market in early trading Monday. Bank of America jumped 3.4 per cent.Consumer-focused and industrial companies were also putting up big gains. Cable TV and entertainment company Comcast rose 3.4 per cent and Boeing rose 2.2 per cent.Aetna rose 1.8 per cent after the health insurer agreed to be acquired by drug store operator CVS. CVS fell 3.9 per cent.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 19 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 2,661.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 224 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 24,453. The Nasdaq composite climbed 43 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 6,892.
Rabat- The Moroccan Royal Family celebrate, on Friday, the twelfth birthday of Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan. The prince, who was named after his late grandfather King Hassan II, was born on May 8th 2003.King Mohammed VI ensures that his heir apparent accompanies him in most major national and international events, especially during visits of heads of state. Prince Moulay El Hassan also chairs major sports competitions, as well as the inauguration of international events hosted in Morocco.Last April 28th, he chaired the inauguration ceremony of 10th annual International Forum for Agriculture (SIAM), which was held in Meknes from April 28th May 3rd.
According to Tamil media reports from the area, the demonstrators also voiced opposition to alleged attempts to change the demographics of the area.Civil society groups and war affected families also took part in the demonstration, reports said. TNA MP Suresh Premachandran, who was among those attending the demonstration, addressed the crowd. A demonstration was held in Mullaitivu today against the alleged land grab by the government in the north.The demonstrators, backed by members of the Tamil National Alliance, later handed over a petition to the government agent in the area.
Staff at Nissan Sunderland capped the plant’s 25th anniversary year with a string of new UK car industry records. In 2011, the plant made a total of 480,485 vehicles, besting the 423,262 cars produced in 2010, which was the first time any UK car plant made more than 400,000 cars in one year.Demand for the Qashqai and Juke models meant the plant exceeded the previous record in November 2011, itself an all-time record month with 46,606 vehicles rolling off the production line.This new record reflects the first full calendar year in which there has been 24-hour production of the Qashqai and Qashqai+2, as well as the first full year of Juke production. The number of jobs at Nissan Sunderland Plant also reached an all-time high in 2011, with 5,462 people directly employed on site.There will be more developments for the Sunderland facility in 2012, with the launch of Nissan’s first lithium-ion battery production facility outside Japan and preparation for the start of Nissan LEAF production in 2013.Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan’s Vice President for Manufacturing in the UK, said, “Our 25th anniversary year will go down in UK car production history and all our staff can be proud of the many milestones we have passed.“Our 26th year promises to be equally exciting, as we launch the new Battery Plant at Sunderland and prepare the plant for production of the 100% Nissan LEAF alongside the Qashqai, Juke and Note.”Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive, added, “Many congratulations to the Nissan team for achieving record-breaking production volumes. They demonstrate the strength of UK automotive manufacturing which continues to buck the economic trend, outperforming 2010 by an anticipated 6%.“2011 saw the UK attract a remarkable level of investment with global vehicle manufacturers committing in excess of £4 billion to plants and facilities securing future model production and employment. Despite the uncertainty within the Euro-zone, there is real confidence in the future of UK manufacturing and it will make an increasing contribution to exports, economic growth and employment in the coming years.”In June 2011, Carlos Ghosn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor Company, announced that workers in Britain will design, engineer and build the next version of the company’s Qashqai model.Find out about other high-profile announcements from UK automotive companies regarding investment, expansion, new models and employment.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ohio State football is used to success. In Jim Tressel’s 10 years as coach, he led the Buckeyes to eight BCS bowl game appearances and six consecutive Big Ten Championships. The 2011 season was different. OSU won just half of its regular season games, finishing with a 6-6 record and its first loss to archrival Michigan since 2003. It also dropped its final three games of the year. Senior wide receiver DeVier Posey, who was playing his second game of the year after serving two five-game suspensions, said the locker room felt “weird” after the loss. “We’ve never lost to Michigan,” Posey said, “It’s just an eerie feeling. You have a weird feeling in your stomach.” Despite the drop in success this season, the Buckeyes were reluctant to call the season a disappointment. “I think it’s a disappointment in terms of what the fans think and everything,” senior linebacker Tyler Moeller said. “Obviously you want to go out there and win every game. We fought and battled out there. Every game that we have lost, we were in them. We fought them. Sometimes in life that happens.” OSU has the minimum number of six wins to be eligible for a bowl game, but for the first time since 2004, OSU won’t be selected for a BCS bowl. Senior center Mike Brewster said dealing with all the losses has been difficult after having so much success in the past. “It’s hard,” Brewster said. “Just kind of shows you when you’re playing a team sport, decisions you make can affect your teammates.” OSU is still awaiting the decision as to whether or not they’ll be selected to play in a bowl game. Although six wins grants a team eligibility to participate in a bowl, it does not guarantee a team will be selected. Traditionally, OSU has had an advantage in the selection process because of the program’s reputation for traveling well to postseason games and drawing high TV ratings. One report from the Orlando Sentinel said representatives from the Gator Bowl are interested in choosing the Buckeyes to participate in the Jan. 2, bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., and pitting them against the Florida Gators. The hypothetical matchup would pit the team Urban Meyer coached from 2005-2010 (Florida) with the team Meyer will coach for the 2012 season (OSU). According to athletic director Gene Smith, current coach Luke Fickell will coach the bowl game and Meyer will no role in the team’s preparation. No matter what bowl game OSU is selected to or the coaching situation the team faces, junior defensive lineman John Simon said it won’t affect how his team will prepare. “We’re motivated,” Simon said. “We get excited for every game. We’ll make the corrections about this game tomorrow when we watch the tape and get back to work.” Moeller agreed. “Any game that we’re dealt, we’re going to work hard,” he said. “Just as hard as any other bowl game that we had. We’re going to try to win that.”
Former Neos Kosmos English editor Fotis Kapetopoulos has been appointed executive officer of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria.“On behalf of the ECCV board, I’m delighted to welcome Fotis Kapetopoulos to join the ECCV team,” chairperson Kris Pavlidis told Neos Kosmos.“ECCV’s mission for social cohesion and community harmony will be facilitated through the passion and commitment that Mr Kapetopoulos brings to the executive officer position, and we are confident that his experience and skills will assist the ECCV to advance its strategic vision as Victoria’s peak multicultural advocacy organisation.”The new ECCV EO is no stranger to the multicultural sector. An expert in public relations, communications and marketing, with a strong focus on ethnic and multicultural policy and advocacy, he has held senior roles in the arts, media and politics, having been the former director of Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV), and advisor to former Liberal premier of Victoria Ted Baillieu.“For me it is kind of a full arch,” Mr Kapetopoulos told Neos Kosmos.“Having started off at MAV, it creates some sort of narrative about my commitment to diversity and to making sure that all cultures, all faiths, all genders, all people have access to services and to important information.”Fotis Kapetopoulos (C) has been a long-time advocate of diversity and multiculturalism.Describing the ECCV as a “legacy organisation”, Mr Kapetopoulos identified some of the many issues that the ethnic communities of Victoria are facing, particularly regarding aged care, employment challenges, and media representation.“As former editor of Neos Kosmos, I want to see ethnic media continue to succeed,” he said.“We have a strong policy arm in our organisation, they are experts in their field and I’m particularly very proud of having a fantastic board led by Cr Kris Pavlidis who is a strong advocate for diversity,” he added. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Agent Natalia Simeone spoke to the Italian media and said “it is only a matter of time” before the Argentinean leaves Atletico Madrid for the Lega Serie A teamArgentinean manager Diego Simeone has been with Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid since 2011. There, he has rebuilt the team into a winning squad in Spain.But maybe he needs new challenges in his career.And sister and agent Natalia Simeone, spoke with La Gazzetta Dello Sport as echoed by Football Italia on how the coach can return soon to Italy.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Diego said it too, sooner or later, he’ll end up at Inter,” she said.“I think it is only a matter of time. He loves the club, the atmosphere and living in Milan. Inter is a side he would really love to coach.”“I should point out that he is also still very fond of Lazio, too,” she added.“At the end of the day, passion always wins out. Diego has been with Atletico for seven years. He is one of the best Coaches in the world, but he remains when he knows there is still work to be done. And I accompany him.”
As part of a re-envisioned Recognition Awards Program, the American Soybean Association (ASA) has an exciting new line-up of award categories for 2018. ASA’s three new awards provide expanded opportunities to recognize state association volunteerism, more current top leadership achievements and those who have made long-term, significant contributions to the soybean industry. The Recognition Awards categories are:ASA Outstanding State Volunteer Award-Recognizes the dedication and contributions of volunteers in any area of the state association operation.ASA Distinguished Leadership Award –Distinguished and visionary leadership of ASA or a state soybean association is recognized with this award to either a soybean grower-leader or association staff leader with a least five-years of leadership service.ASA Pinnacle Award-An industry-wide recognition of those individuals who have demonstrated the highest level of contribution and long-term leadership within the soybean family and industry.For more information about each of the award categories see the 2018 ASA Recognition Awards flyer.All nomination forms must be submitted online. The deadline for submission is Oct. 16, 2017 at midnight. For more information and to view the nomination forms, click here. Anyone may complete and submit a nomination form. No self-nominations will be accepted.Recipients will receive their awards at the ASA Awards Banquet on Feb. 28, 2018 in Anaheim, Calif. at Commodity Classic. Winners will be notified in advance and provided with financial assistance to attend.In addition, ASA will continue the Conservation Legacy Awards program. Those awards will also be presented at the ASA Awards Banquet at Commodity Classic.Note: The 2018 Commodity Classic is from Tuesday, Feb. 27 to Thursday, March 1, 2018. The ASA Banquet will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Dhaka UniversityMuhammad Samad, a professor of Institute of Social Welfare and Research of Dhaka University (DU) has been appointed as the new pro vice-chancellor (Administration) of the university.Confirming the information DU vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman said chancellor of the university president Md Abdul Hamid appointed him as pro-vice chancellor for next 4 years.The post fell vacant since 4 September of last year after the president appointed the former pro vice-chancellor (Administration) professor Md Akhtaruzzaman as acting vice chancellor of the university.Professor Muhammad Samad is the running convener of DU pro-Awami League Blue Panel Teachers and the president of Jatiyo Kobita Parishad.Immediately after his appointment pro-VC Muhammad Samad told UNB that he would try to develop the relation between teachers and students and promote the university educational systems.
What happened inside Biman aircraftPassengers of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane which made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport following a ‘hijack bid’, left for Dubai in the afternoon, reports UNB.Shah Amanat International Airport manager wing commander Sarwar-e-Zaman said the passengers of BG-147 flight left on a flight around 1:30pm on Monday.On Sunday, members of joint forces shot dead a man who allegedly tried to hijack the plane.Activities at the airport resumed several hours after the incident. Security has been beefed up.
Stay on target There’s no denying that Rick & Morty is one of the most popular cult hits of the century, a wildly imaginative and hilariously profane journey through multiple universes powered by alcoholism and family trauma. While we’re going to be waiting until November for the show’s fourth season (which allegedly sees voice acting guest spots from Paul Giamatti, Taika Waititi, Sam Neill and Kathleen Turner!), there’s still plenty of swag for you to keep busy with. We opened a portal to the Plastic Dimension and came back with these 11 schwifty Rick & Morty toys.Replica Portal GunRick’s portal gun is one of the most iconic pieces of tech in the show’s fictional universe, capable of punching holes between different realities to enable inter-dimensional shenanigans. From a user interface perspective, it’s insanely poorly designed – you have to pick your destinations by twisting a dial, which seems like it would take a while in an infinite multiverse – but you can’t deny the effectiveness. This life-size replica from Funko measures eight inches long and just needs portal fluid to actually function, but you might need a little help in getting that stuff.AdChoices广告Get it at AmazonPickle Rick Action FigureRick Sanchez’s titanic intellect can get him out of any jam, even being transformed into a pickle to get out of a family therapy appointment and being washed into the sewers, where he builds himself a cyborg suit out of severed rat limbs. Celebrate the ingenuity of Pickle Rick with this Funko action figure that stands 6 inches tall and comes with a bunch of accessories like a gas mask, shoulder cannon and additional weaponry. No, it doesn’t come with real pickle smell but we’re sure you can work that out for yourself.Get it at AmazonGarage Spaceship Construction KitFor all of Rick’s scientific acumen, his garage workspace is kind of a humble mess. If you want to build your own, now’s your chance with this McFarlane Toys set that contains 294 pieces. Combine them to construct not only Rick’s corner workbench with beakers, note board and equipment but also the duo’s iconic spaceship. Two miniature figures of the leads come with, and they fit comfortably in the vessel. Some buyers gripe that a few parts fit too tightly, but you don’t want to skimp on durability when you’re twisting the space-time continuum beyond repair.Get it at AmazonMr. Meeseeks FigureRick & Morty‘s take on the “genie in the bottle” trope is just as twisted as you would expect. The owner of a Meeseeks Box can press a button to summon one of these gangly blue creatures, who will work to fulfill any request made of them so it can die in peace. You see, mere existence itself is agonizingly painful to a Meeseeks, and their only release in death comes from accomplishing the task they were created for. We can’t promise that this articulated Funko action figure will do the same, but at least it won’t be in screaming agony for every moment of its life.Get it at AmazonPlush SnowballBeing a pet in the Smith household seems like a pretty dangerous gig with Rick around, and Morty’s dog Snowball (alternately known as Snuffles) is a perfect example. When the little white puppy was having some housetraining issues, Rick built him a helmet to increase his doggy intelligence. Naturally, the plan backfired as Snowball’s mental powers lead him to plot a dog uprising and make humanity into the domesticated animals. This soft and cuddly plush captures Morty’s best canine companion before his heel turn and robotic bodysuit construction, and makes dog noises when you squeeze its right paw.Get it at Amazon6 Foot Tall Inflatable Pickle RickThere are still a few weeks left of summer, so if you want to hit the pool you might want to bring a floatie. This absurdly giant Pickle Rick stands over 6 feet tall when fully inflated, which is significantly bigger than any pickle we’ve ever set eyes on. While most of the toys on this list are better suited for careful display in your hermetically sealed toy chamber, we want you to bring this one out into the world and share the gospel of Rick & Morty in a healthier way than screaming for Szechuan sauce at McDonalds. Get some sun, it’ll be good for you.Get it at AmazonTotal Rickall Card GameThe “Total Rickall” episode is one of the series’ high points, an absolutely insane head trip where a parasitic alien species that invades by planting false memories into the brains of their victims hits the Smith household. Rick valiantly tries to keep them safe in his own way by dropping blast doors, but flashbacks encouraged by the newly introduced Mr. Poopybutthole lead to an explosion of bizarre new characters. Relive all of the chaos and terror with this cooperative card game that lets you purge parasites while trying to keep yourself safe.Get it at AmazonRick & Morty Vinyl DioramaThis is a really cool, beautifully sculpted piece that would work on a toy shelf or as a desk decoration, depending on which side of the NEET divide you land on. Created by the vinyl toy masterminds at Kidrobot, it depicts our two leads frantically escaping through a dimensional portal while being menaced by a giant insect. The paint job on this is spectacular and it’s full of wild details that are accurate to the show’s vibe of scientific squalor.Get it at AmazonScary Terry Action FigureAn obvious parody of horror legend Freddy Krueger, Scary Terry has a similar modus operandi of hiding out in people’s dreams and carving them to bits with his razor-festooned gloves. The difference here is that Terry is motivated by a crushing case of low self-esteem, believing that he’ll never be scary enough, at least in part due to the massive ballsack hanging from his chin. In the comics, it’s revealed that his fedora is the source of his supernatural powers, which makes perfect sense. Nice solid vinyl action figure with a reasonable amount of articulation.Get it at AmazonPlush SquanchyRick Sanchez is a man of few friends – not many sentient beings in this or any other universe can keep up with his relentless desire for alcohol and self-destruction. One animal that can, though, is our beloved Squanchy. The catlike creature with a penchant for replacing verbs with “squanch” is a reprobate through and through, but if you still want to give him a cuddle we can hook you up. This plush Squanchy depicts him in his non-mutated berserker form and stands 8 inches high. Yes, he looks pretty disgusting, but that’s just what you get.Get it at AmazonSentient Arm Morty Funko PopMorty Smith’s body is the target of an untold number of scientific traumas courtesy of his grandpa Rick, and it’s amazing that the little guy has clung to sanity as long as he has. One of our favorite transformations came in the “Rickmancing the Stone” episode, where Rick used devious means to transfer the life essence of a revenge-seeking woodcutter into Morty’s left arm. The limb immediately became a swole engine of destruction with a mind of its own, and now you can get a Funko Pop with our young hero looking more than a little concerned about the whole situation.Get it at AmazonMore on Geek.com:The Coolest Car ToysThe Best Animal ToysThe Best ‘Stranger Things’ Toys Toy Tuesday: Yo! It’s The Best ‘G.I. Joe’ ToysToy Tuesday: The Coolest Car Toys
CoreLogic: September Posts Largest Annual Price Pickup Since 2006 Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Home prices in September posted their biggest yearly gain in more than 6 years, but prices also displayed a typical seasonal slowdown and fell month-over-month, according to the Home Price Index (HPI) report from “”CoreLogic””:http://www.corelogic.com/. [IMAGE]When including distressed sales, the report showed home prices moved higher by 5 percent from September 2011, the seventh straight month of yearly increases and the biggest annual gain since July 2006. From August to September, prices decreased by 0.3 percent. CoreLogic’s pending HPI projects continued yearly gains into October, with prices expected to rise by 5.7 percent from October 2011. As winter moves closer, prices are expected to continue their fall and drop 0.5 percent month-over-month. [COLUMN_BREAK] “”While prices on a month-over-month basis are declining, as expected in the housing off-season, most states are exhibiting price increases. Gains are particularly large in former housing bubble states and energy-industry concentrated states,”” said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic, in a release. Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic added, “”Home prices are responding to better market fundamentals, such as reduced inventories and improved buyer demand.””Out of the 50 states, all but seven saw prices increase over a one-year period. The five states that led with the biggest yearly increases in home prices were Arizona (+18.7 percent), Idaho (+13.1 percent), Nevada (+11.0 percent), Hawaii (+8.9 percent) and Utah (+8.7 percent). The five states that saw prices fall the furthest during the same period were Rhode Island (-3.5 percent), Illinois (-2.3 percent), New Jersey (-1.8 percent), Alabama (-1.3 percent) and Delaware (-0.5 percent). Among the largest metros, Phoenix held a huge lead compared to others with its 22.1 percent year-over-year gain. The next top four metros posted single digit gains. Houston’s 6.6 percent increase made it second, followed by Riverside (5.2 percent), Los Angeles (4.8 percent), and Washington D.C. (4.8 percent). November 6, 2012 407 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies CoreLogic Home Prices Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-11-06 Esther Cho
New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineIn advance of SIHH 2012 in January, Richard Mille is pleased to present a landmark new timepiece, the RM 037 and the new automatic caliber CRMA1. It represents an original concept by the Richard Mille movement designers in Les Breuleux, Switzerland.This automatic winding caliber created from skeletonized grade 5 titanium sports an oversize date at 12 o’clock and a function window at 4 o’ clock. Two subtly shaped pushers are located at 4 and 10 o’clock. The pusher at 4 o’clock allows one to select the winding (W), neutral (N) and hand setting (H) functions with a simple push. An aperture located at 4 o’clock shows the function selected. The second pusher, at 10 o’clock, controls date changes, useful when one is traveling or needs to correct the date for months with 29, 30 and 31 days. A simpler and easier method of correcting the date would be impossible to imagine.The RM 037 is fitted with a new crown mechanism, patented by Richard Mille for its own movement. Traditionally, a crown is attached directly to the movement, which means the watchmaker will need to insert the stem at the point of assembly. A direct connection between the movement and crown can be the cause of damage to the movement, especially after a sharp knock to the crown.The engineers at Richard Mille found a solution to this problem by integrating the crown in the case of the RM 037. This eliminates the need for a stem, and the risk of losing the crown or breaking the stem in the movement after a knock is minimalized. The crown is available in polished grade 5 titanium, red gold or white gold with double seal O-ring and collar in Alcryn.The design and execution of the watch demonstrates a complete-concept approach to the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to extremely rigorous specifications, rather like the analytical engineering methods used in the design of Formula 1 racing cars, whose chassis and engine are developed in total union.Forty-four different stamping operations are required for the three main components of the case (bezel, caseband and case back). The machine tooling process requires two days of adjustment for the bezel, two days for the caseband and two days for the case back. The empty case requires more than 255 tooling operations and more than five hours of glazing and polishing in the final stage.The complex shape of the case is obtained thanks to a five-axis machine. On each case, the “Richard Mille” engraving on the back and inside curve requires 45 hours. The tripartite case is water resistant to 50 meters, ensured by two Nitril O-ring seals. The case is assembled with 20 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion-resistant washers in steel 316L.Many details form the signature of the RM 037: power reserve of 50 hours, a new rotor with variable geometry, a free sprung balance with variable inertia, and the extensive use of spline screws throughout the movement.Extreme technique, sophistication and hand-finishing in the great tradition of Swiss watchmaking … the new in-house caliber CRMA1 is an exceptional piece which exemplifies the innovative style that is Richard Mille.www.richardmilleusa.com
Emmy predictions: ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Handmaid’s Tale’? by Lynn Elber And Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Sep 10, 2018 7:38 am PDT Last Updated Sep 10, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by FX shows, from left, Lakeith Stanfield, Donald Glover and Brian Tyree Henry in a scene from the comedy series “Atlanta.” The program was nominated for an Emmy on Thursday for outstanding comedy series. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, Sept. 17. (Guy D’Alema/FX via AP) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Scaling Emmy heights is tough in the era of so-called peak TV, with the volume of shows matched by lofty expectations from academy voters.Good isn’t enough for comedies and dramas, which need to resonate with the current political and social zeitgeist. Actors who also pull off the high-wire act of writing and directing collect more respect and trophies.Talent aside, a lavish marketing campaign helps in a crowded field: With as many as seven or eight nominees in some key categories, about 14 per cent of the TV academy vote can determine who gets a trophy, according to awards website Gold Derby.So is it “Game of Thrones” (with a leading 22 nods, but the majority technical ones) or “The Handmaid’s Tale” for best drama? Will Donald Glover repeat as best comedy actor for “Atlanta” or could Bill Hader of freshman “Barry” be an upset winner?The comedy arena is the big unknown: It’s wide open with two-time winner “Veep” and its star, six-time comedy actress champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus, sitting this one out.Despite such daunting wild-card factors, we’re still game to predict who will win, and who should, at the ceremony airing on NBC at 8 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 17. It’s hosted by “Saturday Night Live” players Michael Che and Colin Jost.Here’s AP Television Writer Lynn Elber and Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy’s guesses in the glamour categories.DRAMA SERIESELBER:Should win: “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It remains true to its unsparing vision of a poisoned society, daring us to watch or choose blind ignorance. No other show matches its demands with equal rewards.Will win: “The Handmaid’s Tale.” For many viewers and voters, it’s got that zeitgeist thing down pat.KENNEDY:Should win: “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Even though the second season was more brutal than the first, it went beyond the source material brilliantly. “Game of Thrones” may have returned to claim its crown with a visually stunning season, but the zeitgeist is indeed firmly in Gilead.Will win: “The Handmaid’s Tale.”COMEDY SERIESELBER:Should win: “Atlanta.” Auteur TV at its best, with star Donald Glover the series’ creator as well as creative force, winning Emmys last year for acting and directing. But does it include enough punchlines per dramatic moments for voters?Will win: “Atlanta.” While worthy freshman competitor “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” offers a female-empowerment vibe and more wisecracks, the series set in the 1950s can’t compete with the contemporary edge of “Atlanta.”KENNEDY:Should win: “Atlanta.” The show, led by Glover’s Hall of Fame abilities, has added audiences and nominations in its second season and has given many Americans a view into a world they hadn’t known.Will win: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” This is safer, sad to say.ACTOR, DRAMA SERIESELBER:Should win: Matthew Rhys, “The Americans.” Rhys’ sombre, conflicted depiction of Soviet spy Mischa, aka American family man Philip Jennings, grounded the now-ended series. Time to honour him, comrades.Will win: Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us.” Brown was the only network drama series cast member to win last year, with cable and streaming gobbling all the other awards. And his tender-hearted family man is as affecting as ever.KENNEDY:Should win: Remember when Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” finally won his Emmy on his eighth and last attempt? How he crawled onto the stage to accept his trophy, out of relief and exhaustion? Maybe Rhys will do the same this time. He deserves to after six brilliant seasons of “The Americans.”Will win: Brown. Emmy voters like to ride a winner — hello, Julia Louis-Dreyfus! — and Brown’s perpetually unsure brother-dad-son on “This Is Us” is a portrait both lovingly comedic and dramatically empathetic.ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIESELBER:Should win: Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve.” The five-time Emmy nominee for “Grey’s Anatomy” gives an intense, visceral performance in this female version of a mano a mano spy thriller and shines anew.Will win: Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Moss won the trophy last year for her portrayal of an unbroken victim, and her steeliness remains magnetic.KENNEDY:Should win: Keri Russell. No disrespect to Moss, but she has her Emmy. This is the last chance for Russell, who played a ferocious Russian mole as well as a tender wife and mother on “The Americans.”Will win: Moss. In her second season as Offred, there seemed less dialogue but her eyes managed to convey horror, red-hot anger and resignation, all at once.ACTOR, COMEDY SERIESELBER:Should win: William H. Macy, “Shameless.” Must Macy’s damaged, erratic patriarch Frank Gallagher clean up his act or die for Macy to get the award he so richly deserves, and has been denied him four times? Is that a rhetorical question?Will win: Donald Glover, “Atlanta.” He’s a master of performance as well as seriocomic storytelling, bringing his searching young character to life with nuance and without cliche. Give the man a second Emmy.KENNEDY:Should win: Agreed. Glover. Macy’s a worthy competitor but Bill Hader is too much of a dark horse.Will win: Glover. Totally.ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIESELBER:Should win: Rachel Brosnahan is dazzling as a betrayed wife who finds her voice in witty and cathartic stand-up rants. Brosnahan is the right interpreter for creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s post-“Gilmore Girls” realism.Will win: Brosnahan. A breakout charmer in the right vehicle.KENNEDY:Should win: No Louis-Dreyfus this time, so the Emmys will crown a new comedy queen for the first time in six years. TV moms Tracee Ellis Ross and Allison Janney have been patient. But Pamela Adlon in “Better Things” is a raw, unflinching, loving portrait of a modern, messy middle-aged one.Will win: Brosnahan, who delivers a mannered, winning performance — as a mom, naturally.LIMITED SERIESELBER:Should win: “Patrick Melrose.” Actor-producer Benedict Cumberbatch’s passion project (based on Edward St Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical novels) is a flawlessly executed exploration of a tormented man and his past.Will win: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.” Producer Ryan Murphy knows how to work the big canvas, as he proved with Emmy-lavished “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”KENNEDY:Should win: “The Looming Tower.” Mixing fact and fiction to trace the messy U.S. response to the rise of al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, the series bites off a lot but delivers deftly.Will win: “Gianni Versace.” The “American Crime Story” franchise, like Murphy’s horror anthology series, is just too hard to beat, being equal parts lurid and fascinating.___Online: https://www.emmys.com
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