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Devils Beat Leafs in Shootout, 2-1

first_imgNEWARK, N.J. — If the New Jersey Devils are going to make a run at the playoffs, they are going to have to win games in which they don’t play well.That is just what they did against the reeling Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 29.Jacob Josefson and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout, Cory Schneider made 29 saves through overtime, and the Devils rallied late to beat Toronto 2-1, extending the Maple Leafs’ losing streak to a season-high seven games.“Any win is a good win for us at this point,” Elias said. “It wasn’t an easy game coming of the (All-Star) break. We just didn’t have it going. Schneids kept us in there for the first two, and we found a way to tie it up after they scored.”That’s the kind of play the Devils are going to need to make up a 13-point deficit in the Eastern Conference wild-card race.They are 5-2-1 in their last eight games, and this win came with an unexpected seeing-eye goal from defenseman Adam Larsson with 2:50 left in regulation off a nice pass by Martin Havlat.“I didn’t see it,” said Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier, who made 22 saves. “It was a good shot. Those are the ones you have to (stop).”Larsson smiled sheepishly when asked if he was shooting for the corner of the net on his second goal of the season and fifth of his career. “I was just trying to get the shot past the first layer of players,” he said.The goal wiped out the advantage Toronto had built minutes earlier on James van Riemsdyk’s breakaway tally.The shootout win was the Devils’ third in nine this season.Bernier made a pad save on Scott Gomez on the Devils’ first shootout attempt, but Josefson and Elias beat him with backhanders on the next two tries.Mike Santorelli missed the net on Toronto’s first attempt, and Schneider stopped Tyler Bozak on the second.“We had plenty of chances,” Toronto interim coach Peter Horachek said. “We didn’t capitalize on our opportunities.”Until the unlikely goal by Larsson, it appeared that van Riemsdyk’s goal with 8:11 left in regulation would be the winner. It capped a breakout play on which former Devils forward David Clarkson sent a pass between his legs to Bozak, who made a nifty pass to spring van Riemsdyk in alone on Schneider.“It’s been a tough stretch for us, there’s no hiding that,” van Riemsdyk said.Bernier had kept Toronto ahead with a glove stop on a breakaway by Mike Cammalleri with roughly five minutes to play.The only real action in the first two periods came during power plays.Toronto had the best chances with the extra man but Schneider made two outstanding stops on van Riemsdyk. The first was a skate save against the goal post after the forward backhanded a shot between his legs in the opening period. The second was a glove save from point-blank range late in the second period after Bozak made a no-look pass.Schneider was at his best in the second period, stopping a breakaway by Santorelli midway through the period. He then got lucky about a minute later when Leo Komarov banged a shot off the post from the left circle.“This is a game earlier in the year we would not have won,” Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello, who is guiding the team along with assistant coach Adam Oates and Scott Stevens since the firing of Pete DeBoer.Bernier faced only 13 shots in the first two periods. His best save was a pad stop on Havlat’s shot from just inside the right circle during a power play.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ronaldo is ahead of Messi and Neymar – Totti

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo is ahead of Messi and Neymar – Totti Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 23:35 10/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(63) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Lionel Messi Neymar Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur Barcelona v Olympiakos Piraeus Anderlecht v PSG PSG Barcelona UEFA Champions League The Roma and Italy legend has given his opinion on the FIFA Best Player awards and believes it will be another joyous night for Real Madrid Francesco Totti has said that Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Best FIFA Men’s Player award ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain ace Neymar.The Roma and Italy great described all three as “footballing aliens” but says that the Portuguese star, who is the reigning Ballon d’Or winner, should scoop the prize as the game’s outstanding player over the course of the last 12 months.Ronaldo FGS v Spurs 9/5 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Totti says that the decisive factor was Ronaldo’s ability to lead Real Madrid to domestic and European glory.“We are talking about three footballing aliens,” he told “I think that, in the end, Ronaldo is ahead of the others. He had an amazing season and also accomplished all of his goals with the most prestigious of teams.”Indeed, he has backed Zinedine Zidane to make it a Real Madrid double at the ceremony by lifting the prize for the Best FIFA Coach ahead of Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri. Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid“I think Zidane is the favourite for the same reasons as Cristiano Ronaldo: he won everything the last season,” Totti explained, though he said that his compatriots had done “extraordinary jobs” at Chelsea and Juventus respectively. Meanwhile, he sees the Best FIFA Goalkeeper award as being a shootout between Gianluigi Buffon and Keylor Navas, even if he believes his countryman deserves it.“Goalkeepers have a huge impact on the game, although they aren’t recognised as they should be. Their impact in the final result for the team is always decisive,” he noted.“I think Gianluigi Buffon has a very good chance of winning it. He’s been the best individually, but also his team reached the Champions League final – the same as Keylor Navas. In the end, I think the two of them will be competing for it.”Manuel Neuer, who is currently nursing a foot injury, is the other shot-stopper in the running for the gong.The awards will be presented on October 23 at the London Palladium.last_img read more

TFA Annual Report

first_imgCongratulations to Mike Rush who returned to the TFA Board of Management as Chair and to Steve Cullen and Jane Russo who were elected as Directors.Please find attached the 2008/2009 Annual Report. For further information please contact the TFA office. Related Filestfa_annual_report_2009-pdflast_img

Sutramporpc: APM Starts Laying Off Striking Workers

first_imgzoom The strike in Callao, the chief seaport of Peru, has taken yet another turn, as workers have started receiving letters of employment termination from APM Terminals, according to local dockworkers’ union Sutramporpc.The workers launched an indefinite strike on May 13th due to the port operator, APM Terminal’s failure to agree on improved collective working conditions proposed by the union. The current collective contract expired in May 2014.“In a radical change of strategy APM, after insisting that the strike did not affect their operations, began to send to the houses of the striking workers, employment separation letters.While the parties during the strike have continued meeting in the Ministry of labour to find a negotiated solution, APM has now opted for a strategy of greater confrontation against the striking workers,” said Geraldo Honores, Secretary General of Sutramporpc.The ongoing dispute between dockers and APM Terminals has already resulted in over USD 50 million losses in containerized exports due to dockworkers’ strike, data from the Peruvian Association of Exporters (ADEX) shows.The union said that the replacement of striking workers by the Peru Navy personnel or staff without experience didn’t alleviate the impact that has had the strike in the operations of the port of Callao on maritime operators around them.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Korea Finds Bodies of Two Missing from Sunken Fishing Boat

first_imgzoom Korean coast guard discovered the bodies of the remaining two people who were reported missing after the fishing boat Seonchang-1 capsized off Incheon, South Korea on December 3.Yonhap News Agency cited the coast guard as saying that the captain of the fishing vessel was found some 3 kilometers southwest of the accident site, while a rescue helicopter discovered the last remaining missing person at sea about 2.2 kilometers southwest of where the accident happened.The fishing vessel sank at around 6 am local time after it collided with the 336-ton tanker Myeongjin-15. The tanker’s captain, who had been steering the ship when it collided with Seonchang-1, and another crew member were arrested on charges of professional negligence resulting in death.At the time of the incident, there were two crew members and 20 passengers aboard the fishing vessel. Search and rescue teams earlier rescued seven people, who were taken to a hospital for treatment, and recovered the bodies of thirteen people.An investigation into the circumstances which led to the incident is ongoing.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Offender Description Released

first_imgA description of the offender sought by police and sheriff officials is available. The offender is described as white, five-foot-eight, 160 pounds, black hair and blue eyes. He is wearing black jeans and cowboy boots and leg shackles. The public is asked not to approach the man, but to call police immediately. The offender escaped from sheriff’s custody at about 9:30 a.m. today, Feb. 15, while being transported to Dartmouth provincial court. The offender is believed to be in the area of the Dartmouth courthouse and Dartmouth General Hospital on Pleasant Street. More details will be released as they become available.last_img read more

Pollsters to adopt new Canadianized international code of conduct

first_imgOTTAWA — The organization that represents most of Canada’s public opinion pollsters and market researchers says it will adopt a new code of conduct that mirrors global standards for such firms, but with a Canadian twist.The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) announced Monday that it has formed a partnership with ESOMAR, the body that oversees the global data, research and insights industry.Under the partnership, CRIC said it would adopt a “Canadianized” version of ESOMAR’s most recent code of conduct and global standards.The announcement comes as polling firms prepare for the upcoming federal election.The council was formed in September after its predecessor, the Market Research and Intelligence Association, disbanded.That organization, formed in 2004, had previously been accused of not being transparent and failing to ensure its members live up to its own standards.ESOMAR director Finn Raben said the new partnership with CRIC will help ensure that Canadian market researchers maintain a high standard for the ethical collection, use and storage of data. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Indigenous athletes leave Olympic mark

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe 2012 Summer Olympics are over and athletes from across the globe are returning home.Some return with medals, others with disappointment.Win or lose, however, they all deserve to come home with their heads held high.APTN National News reporter Tom Fennario has this story on how Indigenous athletes fared at the Games.last_img

Telemedicine, Generic Drugs, Cheating to Take Center Stage in Friday Government…

Rabat- The Government Council scheduled for Friday, May 25, will discuss issues surrounding telemedicine, generic drugs, and academic cheating. Government officials will examine three draft decrees including a new government project: telemedicine which allows the exchange of information regarding the patient’s health condition from a location to another, through electronic communication.Telemedicine has the potential to bring many benefits to the Moroccan health system, beginning with facilitating the diagnosis process, especially for those living in rural areas. Telemedicine could also increase communication between doctor and patient that usually happens through a nurse or assistant. In addition, it could give doctors’ access to the patient’s personal medical data. After the government officials sign the telemedicine draft decree, the Ministry of Health’s new commission specialized in telemedicine will be sent to verify the reliability the telemedicine equipment.The other draft decrees to be discussed are on the bioequivalence of generic drugs and preventing cheating in exams.Recently, the Ministry of Education, Vocational Training, and Scientific Research which recorded more than 3,048 cases of baccalaureate cheating in 2016, installed classroom cameras for baccalaureate candidates’ final exam. The current anti-fraud law punishes exam candidates caught with smartphones, tablets, or other communication devices.Moreover, installing cameras will ensure equality between students and enable them to realize the graveness of cheating.  At the close of Friday’s meeting, the Council will consider and approve the appointment of new senior officials. As a side note, the governmental meeting on Friday will not be attended by Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, who is expected to attend the 53rd African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings (AfDB) that end May 25 in Busan, South Korea. read more

UN boosts partnership with Bill Melinda Gates Foundation to help small farmers

23 February 2012The United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today their agreement to strengthen their partnership to support small farmers in developing countries. The agreement, signed at the headquarters of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, signifies a step to build upon the partnership between the two organizations and to boost their joint ongoing work funding agricultural research and development in the poorest regions of the world.According to IFAD, over the next four decades small farmers will need to produce 60 per cent more food to feed a growing, more urbanized population, and they must do so while facing increased risks related to environmental degradation, resource scarcity and climate change.In a news release, IFAD emphasized the critical importance of supporting smallholder agriculture to provide climate solutions and help achieve sustainable development goals.The agreement was signed during IFAD’s Governing Council by President of IFAD Kanayo F. Nwanze and the computing magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. After the signing Mr. Gates made a presentation to discussing the importance of agriculture and how sustainable productivity improvements can reduce poverty in developing countries. He challenged both global players and national governments to adopt a new approach to support smallholder farmers. read more

Suspect arrested by CCD over Mount Lavinia incident

In Sri Lanka, the presence of refugees and asylum-seekers is authorized by the Government. In consultation with the authorities, UNHCR provides assistance to refugees until longer-term solutions can be found. (Colombo Gazette) The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested a suspect today over the incident in Mount Lavinia involving Rohingya refugees.On Tuesday, a group protested outside a shelter housing 31 refugees – most of them women and children – who had been rescued by the Sri Lankan Navy from a boat in Sri Lankan waters in April this year. UNHCR was equally concerned for the safety and security of its partner’s staff present during the incident who were providing humanitarian assistance to the refugees.UNHCR emphasizes that refugees are victims of violence and persecution who need international protection and assistance. UNHCR urges the public and all those concerned with refugees to continue extending protection and to show empathy for civilians fleeing persecution and violence. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had said it was alarmed and concerned by the incident at the refugee shelter housing mostly women and children. The refugees were eventually evacuated to safety by the authorities to whom UNHCR is grateful for support and protection extended to refugees. read more

The Rangers Are The San Antonio Spurs Of The NHL

It was Chris Kreider and Ryan McDonagh’s turn to play hero for the New York Rangers on Friday. Kreider’s goal to tie the game against the Washington Capitals with 1:41 left in regulation and McDonagh’s overtime winner saved the Rangers from elimination and sent the Eastern Conference semifinal back to Washington for Game 6 on Sunday.The Rangers aren’t a bunch of scrappy underdogs, exactly. They reached the Stanley Cup Final last season. They won the Presidents’ Trophy this year by being the NHL’s best regular-season team. And they play in New York.But they’re unusually well-balanced, running three or four lines deep with quality forwards and defensemen. They don’t have a superstar with the wattage of the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, however. What about their goalie, Henrik Lundqvist? He’s almost certainly the most popular Ranger, and he’s among the best goalies in the NHL. But Lundqvist started only 43 of the Rangers’ 82 regular-season games; he missed several weeks of action after being hit in the throat with a puck Jan. 31. Fortunately for the Blueshirts, Lundqvist’s backup, Cam Talbot, was just as effective.Here’s one way to measure whether an NHL team is star-dominated, like the Capitals, or balanced, like the Rangers. Take what’s essentially each team’s first line — their top three forwards, top two defensemen and best goaltender — according to’s point shares (an all-in-one statistic that’s equivalent to wins above replacement) and divide the first line’s point shares by the total for all players on the team.For the Capitals, the top forwards by point shares are Ovechkin (12.6), Nicklas Backstrom (8.1) and Marcus Johansson (5.4), the top defensemen are John Carlson (10.0) and Mike Green (8.6), and the top goalie is Braden Holtby (14.4), who’s been spectacular in both the regular season and the playoffs. Together, they accounted for 56 percent of the 104.7 point shares the Caps accumulated during the regular season. That’s a reasonably high figure.For the Rangers, the top forwards are Rick Nash (11.4), Derek Stepan (7.0) and Derick Brassard (6.9), the top defensemen are McDonagh (7.3) and Kevin Klein (6.5), and the top goalie is Lundqvist (9.2). As good as they were, they were responsible for just 42 percent of the Rangers’ team point share total.That’s a low figure. In fact, it’s the lowest for any Presidents’ Trophy winner1The Presidents’ Trophy wasn’t officially created until the 1985-86 regular season. For seasons before that, I assigned it to the team with the most points in the regular season, giving it to the team with the most wins in the event of a tie. in the NHL’s expansion era (since 1967-68):So, by this measure, the Rangers are one of the most balanced great teams ever — the hockey equivalent of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs or the “Bad Boys” Detroit Pistons. The second-most-balanced team was the 2003-04 Detroit Red Wings, although they were something of an unusual case, with a combination of rising stars (Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg) and waning ones (Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Brendan Shanahan).The list of the most star-dominated teams will come as no surprise. It includes Wayne Gretzky’s Edmonton Oilers, Mario Lemieux’s Pittsburgh Penguins, and the early 1970s Boston Bruins, led by Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito. (The 1973-74 Bruins have the top slot; 64 percent of their point shares come from their top line.) The 1993-94 Rangers, who won both the Presidents’ Trophy and the Stanley Cup, also had a top-heavy roster, with Mark Messier, Adam Graves, Brian Leetch and Sergei Zubov.Unfortunately for the Rangers, neither the star-dominated nor the well-balanced Presidents’ Trophy winners have had all that high a success rate at turning regular-season success into a Stanley Cup. So they’ll have to find a few more heroes to survive against Washington and bring the Stanley Cup back to New York. read more

Football Billy Price and Denzel Ward named firstteam AP AllAmericans Nick Bosa

Ohio State senior offensive lineman Billy Price (54) prepares to snap the ball in the fourth quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBuckeye Grove will be adding a pair of trees to its ever-growing garden. Ohio State redshirt senior center Billy Price and junior cornerback Denzel Ward were named first-team All-Americans by the Associated Press on Monday. Since those two were honored as first-team All-Americans, they will have a tree planted with a plaque recognizing them for the honor.Sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa was named a second-team All-American.Price has won his fair share of awards this season. He was recognized as the Rimington Trophy winner, given to the nation’s top center, and was also named the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year. He was also named first-team All-Big Ten. Last season, Price was recognized as a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association.In his first season as a full-time starter at cornerback after rotating as the third cornerback last season, Ward emerged as one of the top defensive backs in the country and a possible first-round draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, should he decide to forgo his senior season.Like Price, he was named a first-team All-Big Ten player. Ward was also named a finalist for the Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in the nation. Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick won the award. This year, Ward has two interceptions, 15 passes defended, 30 solo tackles — including two for a loss — and seven assisted tackles.Bosa has 32 tackles, 18 solo and 14 assisted, with 14.5 tackles going for a loss. He also recorded seven sacks on the campaign and forced a fumble. Following in his brother’s footsteps, Bosa ended the season as the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, making it the fourth consecutive year an Ohio State player won the award. His brother, Joey Bosa, won it in 2014 and 2015, while defensive Tyquan Lewis won the award in 2016. read more

Geek deals 150 off 24inch IPS monitor Photoshop Lightroom 12 price more

first_imgA high quality monitor is much like most other fine things in life: once you’ve tried one, you won’t want to go back. Whether it’s the high-end LCD panel, fully adjustable stand, added connectivity, or long warranty, there’s much to love about a high end display.Our top deal today has all those attributes and slashes $150 off the list price. Dell’s UltraSharp U2413 is a 2013 refresh to the popular U2410. It left all the best parts of the stalwart best seller: 1920×1200 resolution, IPS LCD panel, fully adjustable stand, and 3 year advance exchange warranty.Moving into 2013, we get two key upgrades: an LED backlight that still supports the wide color gamut and a 3.0-spec USB hub. The LED backlight has actually been an issue for professional-grade displays, which need to be able to accurately represent a wider range of colors than consumer models. Dell has moved past that with their recent refreshes, ditching the bulkier and power thirsty CCFL backlights.It will hook up to just about any device via the DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, DVI, and HDMI video inputs. We also really like the advance shipping, free return shipping, and bright pixel coverage in the 3 year warranty. Right now you can grab this fine display with $150 savings, but you’ll have to hurry as this ends today.Dell UltraSharp U2413 monitor for $449.99 + free shipping (reg. $599.99) Our other top deals:Netgear Push2TV HD 1080p Wireless Display PC to TV Adapter for $14.99 + $0.99 shipping (reg. $109.99 | use mail-in rebate & coupon EMCXMVX93)Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (PC/Mac) for $74.89 (reg. $149.99)Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Computer Case for $54.99 + free shipping (reg. $89.99)last_img read more

Nokia à lassault du marché américain de smartphones

first_imgNokia à l’assault du marché américain de smartphonesNokia met en œuvre une nouvelle stratégie pour convaincre les acheteurs américains : équiper de smartphones Lumia 900 certains revendeurs… Le constructeur finlandais Nokia se donne les moyens de séduire le marché américain grâce à sa gamme de smartphones Lumia équipés du système d’exploitation Windows Phone. Une importante campagne de communication est dédiée à ces terminaux pour permettre au fabricant de s’imposer sur le marché américain.Selon WPCentral, Nokia serait sur le point de débourser 25 millions de dollars dans le but de convaincre l’opérateur américain AT&T d’équiper ses salariés de smartphones Lumia 900 gratuitement. Ainsi, les clients qui se rendront dans les boutiques de l’opérateur pourront être tentés par ce smartphone et demander des renseignements à son sujet et même observer l’environnement Windows Phone pour ceux qui ne le connaissent pas.En équipant en masse les boutiques d’AT&T, Nokia espère donc convaincre les clients les plus hésitants, novices et autres… Un plan qui fait suite à l’initiative de Nokia et Microsoft d’inciter financièrement les revendeurs qui recevraient entre 10 et 15 dollars par terminal vendu. Les détaillants sont par ailleurs formés à recommander Windows Phone. Le 26 mars 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Voters to decide if Spokane should fine coal oil shipments

first_imgSPOKANE — Voters in Spokane will decide in November whether the city should fine railroad operators for certain coal and crude oil rail shipments through its downtown core, the latest community attempting to assert its local authority in the fight over fossil fuels.The Spokane City Council voted Monday night to put the initiative to voters rather than passing it, after petition backers gathered enough signatures.The ballot measure, if approved, would make rail shipments of uncovered coal or untreated crude oil a civil infraction, punishable by a fine of up to $261 per rail car, The Spokesman-Review reported. It would also restrict such shipments within 2,000 feet of schools, hospitals and the Spokane River.Opponents warn of costly, legal challenges. If approved, it is certain to face a steep uphill legal fight, since the federal government regulates railroad operations and safety. The city’s hearing examiner last fall concluded that “the proposed initiative is not enforceable because it is preempted by federal law.”Supporters say the city must act to ensure public safety and prevent environmental damage. They say a fiery derailment downtown that could cost millions of dollars in damage and put citizens’ lives in danger. They also insist the measure won’t conflict with federal laws.“I think, legally, it is defensible,” said City Councilman Breean Beggs, who provided much of the language for the petition. He believes local governments can regulate rail safety when there’s a localized threat and federal agencies have been silent on the issue.last_img read more

Puffin Cafe serves taste of the tropics

first_imgWhy: The Puffin Cafe has been in business since 2002. The restaurant is on the water by the boat launch in Washougal and operates year-round. Menu options are named with a tropical theme and offer mainly tacos, burgers, salads and sandwiches.Atmosphere: The restaurant resembles a house on the water decked out in an ocean theme. The main dining room has a big ship wheel incorporated into the space alongside a free-standing fireplace. Windows are similar to what one might find on an old flagship and the walls are painted in bright, cheerful, tropical colors. Walls are decorated with all manner of ocean-related items. Seating consists of tables topped with pennies under a gloss finish and basic, comfortable chairs.What I tried: My dining companion and I tried the fish tacos, jerk chicken tacos, and garlic pork tacos. All of the tacos came with a portion of fried okra and a homemade salsa to add to the tacos. We also sampled the tortilla chips with mango salsa and to drink, I had the Caribbean Cooler made with spiced and coconut rums, blue Curacao, creme de banana and pineapple juice, and my dining companion had the Suffering Bastard made with spiced rum, gin, vodka, tequila, blue Curacao, blackberry liqueur, sweet & sour and orange juice. We finished our meal with the key lime pie.Of the tacos, we enjoyed the fish tacos the most, followed by the jerk chicken and then the garlic pork. The fish tacos contained halibut, battered and fried, and pepper jack cheese, lettuce and a house garlic-lime cream sauce. A sweet and tangy housemade blackberry salsa was served alongside. The jerk chicken tacos were quite spicy and generously filled with shredded meat. These were served with a pineapple coconut salsa which complemented the spicy meat in the tacos. The shredded garlic pork tacos were also generously filled with meat, which had a subtle garlic presence. They were accompanied by a black bean salsa.Fried okra was exactly as I remember it from the last time I tried it.The mango salsa served with the tortilla chips contained large chopped ingredients not well-suited for dipping and the level of spice somewhat eclipsed the sweet of the mango. The key lime pie was a 50/50 experience — the filling tasted authentic but the crust did not have that classic graham cracker flavor.last_img read more

One killed two hospitalized in earlymorning stabbing

first_imgOne person was killed and two injured in and after a stabbing at a Four Corners house early Saturday. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies were called at about 4 a.m. to a report of a disturbance with a weapon at 8707 N.E. 89th Ave., in the Sunnyside neighborhood northeast of Padden Parkway and Interstate 205.When deputies arrived, they confronted a man outside the house. Police said he is a suspect in the stabbings. He ran inside, deputies pursued and a prolonged fight ensued, according to a CCSO press release.Inside the house, deputies found a second man and a woman, both with stab wounds. Authorities said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, but both men were taken to a local hospital. Their conditions were not reported. The names and ages of the three people were not released, but Sgt. Duncan Hoss said that everyone involved is an adult. As of Saturday evening, the agency had not announced an arrest in the case.One unnamed deputy was injured in the incident and was treated and released from a local hospital. Hoss said that no guns were fired, but would not say if deputies deployed their Tasers.Detectives stayed on scene throughout the day Saturday, working to determine what happened during the pre-dawn altercation. The front window of the two-story house was broken out, as was the back window of an SUV parked in the driveway. Part of the residential street was blocked off to traffic while detectives collected evidence.last_img read more

Xiaomi takes its first steps into Apples turf

first_imgXiaomi takes its first steps into Apple’s turf747 viewsXiaomi takes its first steps into Apple’s turf747 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Xiaomi takes its first steps into Apple’s turf747 viewsBusinessWatch your home turf, Apple! China’s largest smartphone company Xiaomi is about to begin selling its accessories online in the United States. The company’s colorful wrist bands – called mi bands -Ventuno Web Player 4.50Watch your home turf, Apple! China’s largest smartphone company Xiaomi is about to begin selling its accessories online in the United States. The company’s colorful wrist bands – called mi bands –last_img read more

LEGO Fan Beautifully Recreates Solo Trailer With Plastic Figurines

first_imgStay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img In 15 days, everyone’s favorite stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder returns to cinemas in Solo: A Star Wars Story.The long-awaited offshoot of George Lucas’s famed franchise has been teased all month through a series of official previews and featurettes, each more thrilling than the next.But none hold a candle to 19-year-old Huxley Berg’s trailer—which perfectly re-enacts the action with LEGO.Obviously someone with immense amounts of time and expendable funds, the Orange County-based filmmaker has been replicating scenes from Marvel, DC, and other popular movies for four years.The life-long film buff was inspired by The Lego Movie, “and just started to crank out trailers,” Berg told in an email. “The LEGO community is a genuine pleasure to be a part of, everyone has always been so supportive … for my whole career.”A quick scroll through his YouTube library highlights the technological progress, moving from bedroom-floor shoots to computer animation, each painstakingly edited to match Baby Driver, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, IT, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Jurassic World, and even Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad.An average trailer takes up to a month to complete. Solo, like its titular character, was a no-nonsense job that Berg finished in two weeks.His latest Star Wars venture (published a day after May the Fourth), the producer stunningly emulates the Solo: A Star Wars Story “risk” TV spot, layering original dialogue with home-grown LEGO animation to match. I know it’s just a bunch of plastic figures that look a lot like Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, and Emilia Clarke. But there’s something so charming about the characters’ changing facial expressions, moving hair pieces, and gun-throwing skills.Who shot first? (via Huxley Berg Studios)Of course, LEGO is no stranger to the big screen: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (original directors of Solo, before Ron Howard took over) launched an entire franchise based on the construction toys.In 2014, The Lego Movie wowed audiences (because everything is awesome), and last year’s spin-off The Lego Batman Movie left viewers pining for more. (If you just ignore The Lego Ninjago Movie, the series is a bonafide hit!)A sequel and third spin-off, The Billion Brick Race, are scheduled for release in 2019.In the meantime, quench your LEGO-movie-trailer thirst with Berg’s latest uploads—including Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, and “Chewbacca Eating a Porg.”“I am also in the beginning stages of recreating [the] Deadpool movie entirely in LEGO,” he added, plugging a Kickstarter campaign for the “first-ever frame-by-frame LEGO stop-motion recreation of a feature film.”last_img read more