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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Hugh Jackman is helping promote Ryan Reynolds new movie “Once Upon a Deadpool”, but he is not being overly friendly.The Australian actor posted an attack ad on Monday bashing Reynolds and his upcoming movie. Jackman touts Reynolds’ portrayal as Deadpool in “X: Men Origins” the “best portrayal of Wade Wilson ever.”Jackman further suggested he is to thank and blame for Reynold’s budding movie career. He notes how Reynolds only became People‘s Sexiest Man after meeting Jackman.Who are you going to trust? Me or @VancityReynolds? (Courtesy of @MTVNews @joshuahorowitz) #OnceUponADeadpool @letsfcancer— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 26, 2018 Facebook Advertisement “The truth, you can soon see Ryan in ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ and support the Fudge Cancer charity at the same time,” Jackman said in the attack ad. “Please do it or he might make another ‘Van Wilder’ movie or, worse yet, ‘Green Lantern’.”Jackman and Reynolds’ war of words has only ramped up in recent weeks and even John Krasinski has found himself wrapped up in it.“Once Upon a Deadpool” hits theatres Dec. 21By SHAKIEL MAHJOURI | ET CANADA Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Mauritania Has Not Rejected New Moroccan Ambassador Govt Source

Rabat – Amid media claims that the Moroccan ambassador to Mauritania had been rejected by the country’s president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Moroccan media outlet le360 has reported that the news is incorrect.Le360 cited an unnamed government source, which stated that Hamid Chabar, the new ambassador, had not been rejected by Mauritanian authorities.More than two months after his appointment, the ambassador has not yet assumed his role, leading to speculations that the nomination might have been contested. On Saturday, Mauritanian news website Anbaa claimed that Chabar’s appointment had been rejected by President Ould Abdel Aziz.The news was then widely largely by Moroccan and Arab news websites, alluding to a nascent crisis between the two countries already in disagreement over several issues, including the Western Sahara.The motive behind Abdel Aziz’s refusal, some media outlets suggested, was his anger at Morocco for harboring of one of his opponents, businessman Mohamed Ould Bouamatou, who is a subject of an international search warrant issued by Mauritanian authorities.However, the government source told le360 that Chabar’s accreditation process is taking its normal course.“We are surprised at the news and we are wondering who might be behind [the] spreading [of] this careless mistake,” said the source. read more

Government not responsible Audio

He recalled that Sri Lanka has suffered for too long as a result of the 30 year war, which created a rift and raised suspicion among all the communities.The Minister said that some groups are now attempting to create rifts among Sinhalese and Muslims in the country and the government condemns such attempts. (Colombo Gazette)CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO With regards to the attack on the Fashion Bug outlet in Pepiliyana last week, the Minister said that the government condemns the incident.He also said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa have instructed the police and the security forces to take action against anyone attempting to disturb the peace. The Minister was responding to criticism towards the government over its failure to stem the violence by extremist Buddhist groups targeting Muslims in the country. However he stressed that the government is keen to maintain peace and promote co-existence among all communities. The government is not responsible for the violent acts reported in recent times targeting a particular religion, Sri Lanka Freedom Party General Secretary, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said today.Speaking at a media briefing the Minister said that it is now a common practice to point fingers at the government when an incident takes place. read more

UN envoy strongly condemns wave of deadly attacks in Baghdad

“Once again, innocent people going about their daily lives were viciously attacked. Nothing can justify such heinous crimes,” stated Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). According to media reports, the attacks were mostly car bombings and targeted small restaurants, groups of day labourers and bus stops in Baghdad during the morning rush hour. A suicide bomber driving a truck also attacked a police base in a town south of the capital.Some 34 people have reportedly been killed and as many as 160 are though to have been injured.Mr. Kobler extended his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those who were injured.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also condemned the attacks, according to his spokesperson, who provided information on the meeting held in New York today between the UN chief and Mr. Kobler. The two men also discussed preparations for upcoming governorate council elections, and the latest situation regarding the group of Iranian exiles currently residing at two camps near Baghdad. Mr. Ban expressed unequivocal support for Mr. Kobler’s efforts to resolve the situation of the camp residents, and urged other parties to play a constructive role in contributing to those efforts. read more

UNC shows OSU womens soccer whos No 1

Ohio State women’s soccer coach Lori Walker said her team battled and played well against No. 1-ranked University of North Carolina on Sunday, but not well enough as the No. 18-ranked Buckeyes lost, 3-0. UNC (4-0-0) used a first-half goal from junior midfielder Amber Brooks to open the scoring and silence a Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium crowd of 2,892. A second-half goal from sophomore forward Khelia Ohai doubled the Tar Heels’ lead and a late tap-in by senior forward Emmalie Pfankuch provided all the offense needed to upend the Buckeyes (3-2-0). “Any time the No. 1 team comes in your house and battles and your squad makes a game of it, there’s something to be proud of,” Walker said after the game. “There’s a lot we’re going to learn from this match.” The opening half-hour of play saw the Buckeyes and Tar Heels split possession, but OSU was the first to threaten to score. A Tar Heels turnover in the 11th minute sent play in the opposite direction and after collecting the ball, OSU junior forward Tiffany Cameron attempted to play freshman forward Ellyn Gruber toward UNC’s goal. Senior keeper Gay Adelaide scurried forward and kicked the ball out of play before Gruber could reach through-ball. OSU threatened again in the 31st minute when junior midfielder Aly Walker slipped behind UNC’s back line. Walker took a lofted pass and nodded a shot on goal, but Adelaide again came forward and was able to knock the headed shot aside. Adelaide would finish the match with three saves. The Tar Heels opened the scoring in the 35th minute after referee Michael Allie awarded UNC a free kick just outside the Buckeyes’ penalty area. The ensuing strike from Brooks — a low, driven shot on goal — took a deflection before glancing off the hand of Buckeyes’ senior keeper Katie Baumgardner. “I got a hand on (the shot),” Baumgardner said. “If I could take it back, I would. It was a little out of my control.” Baumgardner would go on to save two of UNC’s five on-target shots in the match. The Tar Heels took a 1-0 into halftime, but OSU took the game to UNC shortly after play resumed. In the 55th minute, Buckeyes senior forward Paige Maxwell dribbled up field, shook her defender and fired a shot from about 20 yards out that beat Adelaide, but caromed off the crossbar and out of play. “I was probably leaning back too much because I thought it was a closer shot,” Maxwell said. “I guess I leaned a little high. I should have tried to place it.” Four minutes later, UNC made the Buckeyes pay for Maxwell’s missed opportunity. Ohai collected the ball inside OSU’s penalty area, cut the ball back to create space and then calmly deposited a shot into the back of Baumgardner’s net to put the Tar Heels up 2-0. “The goal that Ohai created — if the kid can stop on a dime and keep her feet to shoot, the kid deserves a goal,” Lori Walker said of UNC’s second goal. Brooks then assisted on another UNC goal 18 minutes later. Brooks floated a cross off a set piece into the Buckeyes’ penalty area in the 77th minute. Sophomore forward Elizabeth Burchenal corralled the ball inside the six-yard box and rolled it across the face of Baumgardner’s goal to Pfankuch. Pfankuch then scored a tap-in goal to round out UNC’s offensive production in the match. “We gave up two goals on set pieces — that’s a mental thing,” Lori Walker said. “We’ve got to do better than that.” UNC denied the Buckeyes’ forwards at nearly every turn over the final 13 minutes and went on collect its first shutout of the season. After the game, Baumgardner said there were many positives to glean from the night’s result. “The kind of pressure that we played under, with (UNC) being so good and so technical, is really going to help us in the future,” Baumgardner said. Lori Walker agreed, saying she hoped for a future encounter with a No. 1-ranked team. “For us, the preparation that we get from this match will help us in the Big Ten conference,” she said. “Ultimately, you want to meet the No.1 team later on in the year.” OSU continues its regular season next Sunday at home with a 6 p.m. game against Ohio University. read more

Ohio States Lenzelle Smith Jr Guys gotta get their confidence back

Senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (32) drives to the basket during a game against Northwestern Feb. 19 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 76-60.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorCollege basketball seasons are bound to come with their respective twists and turns. Even an unblemished record doesn’t come without an off night or a close game.One day a team can be seemingly nailing every shot it takes and blowing out opponents while on the next, it can’t hit the broad side of a barn.During the Ohio State men’s basketball team’s current two-game losing streak, the Buckeyes (22-8, 9-8, sixth in the Big Ten) have experienced more of the latter.In particular, shooting from long range has been a struggle for OSU in losses to Penn State and Indiana.Against the Nittany Lions, coach Thad Matta’s team shot a pedestrian 29.4 percent from beyond the arc. As rough as that performance was, it paled in comparison to what OSU did against Indiana Sunday.For the first time since Jan. 10, 2004, OSU failed to connect from three-point land, missing all 11 of its attempts, and fell to the Hoosiers, 72-64.Senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said after the loss to Indiana, the struggles from beyond the arc are an easy fix, however.“Shooting, that’s about confidence,” Smith Jr. said in an interview with “Guys gotta get their confidence back and we’ve got shooters so there’s no excuse. We’ve got to put the ball in the bucket. We’ve got guys who can make threes and we’ve got to step up and obviously put the ball in the bucket.”Smith Jr. tied junior forward LaQuinton Ross for a team-high with 19 points against the Hoosiers and shot 60 percent from the floor, but he missed both of his attempts from beyond the arc. He also shot just 1-6 from deep against Penn State.Matta said he has sensed confidence is dipping for OSU, especially when pressure is turned up.“We were rolling until Thursday night (against Penn State), in all seriousness,” Matta said to after the loss to Indiana. “I think we’re really lacking in a confidence issue, we’re lacking in a toughness issue in terms of playing through situations. Those are things that somehow, some way, we’ve got to get corrected.”The Buckeyes’ need to regain their confidence is a high priority as the regular season draws to a close. They currently sit half a game behind Iowa and Nebraska in the Big Ten standings, who are tied for fourth in the Big Ten. The top four teams in the standings receive a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament, set to begin March 13.Smith Jr. was quick to add that even though the confidence has been lacking lately, the mood in the locker room doesn’t give any reason to believe the trend will continue.“We’re a great team when we come to execute and when we’re on top of our game,” Smith Jr. said to “I said we can beat any team in the country, and I’m going to stick by that … I should be happy with what we should produce at the end of the season.“I’m not panicking. I’m not worried about anything.”Since using a huge second half to beat Minnesota, 64-46, Feb. 22, it appears something has been off with the team.Ross said in an interview with a big part of that is a lack of focus — something that could become a big problem if it is allowed to continue.“We just get too comfortable at times during the game, thinking we’ve got the lead and (that) we’re going to be able to hold it,” Ross said of the 21-5 run the Buckeyes allowed against Indiana, which the Hoosiers used to take the lead for good. “Not thinking that those other teams we’re playing are just as good as us. They’re putting their foot on the gas, and we’re taking ours off it.”Ross, OSU’s leading scorer, knows a thing or two about losing focus during a game. Ross was ejected during OSU’s game against Northwestern for shoving a player and committed a technical foul against Indiana for a similar infraction.Those are the type of things that can prove costly, Matta said, especially late in the season.“I told LaQuinton: ‘Hey, man, you get a technical foul and it’s your second foul and then you’re having your way in the second half and you foul out of the game,’” Matta said to “Little things. Those are the types of things that say, ‘Hey, we’ve got to get our concentration back, get our focus back and an understanding of what we’re doing.’”OSU’s next opportunity to try working through the rough spots in its play comes against No. 22 Michigan State (22-7, 11-5, tied for second in the Big Ten) when the Spartans are set to come to Columbus Sunday. Tipoff is slated for 4:30 p.m. read more

Further 19 hospitals face investigation over Savile links

first_imgBRITAIN’S HEALTH SECRETARY Jeremy Hunt has said a further 19 hospitals will be investigated in relation to their links to Jimmy Savile and allegations of sexual abuse.In a ministerial statement today, Hunt the police service has completed its document review and transferred various material concerning Savile and the NHS to the Department of Health.“The information has been passed onto the relevant hospital trust for further investigation as appropriate,” he said. “Names of the hospitals are taken from the information received. These include hospitals that may have closed in which case the information has been passed onto the legacy organisation.”Last month, Hunt had said the investigation into the BBC presenter’s alleged abuse at NHS facilities would be widened to include more hospitals. There are now 32 hospitals under investigation.Former barrister Kate Lampard, who was asked oversee investigations on behalf of the Department of Health, will provide assurance of the quality of reports in her final assurance report, Hunt said today.“We expect the final reports of all the investigations to be completed by June 2014, with publications sooner if that is possible,” he said.It has previously been reported that Savile had a bedroom at one hospital and an office and living quarters at another and had widespread access in several. There have been a number of allegations of abuse by Savile taking place in these facilities.Read: NHS widens its Jimmy Savile investigations to ‘other hospitals’>Read: BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini arrested under Operation Yewtree>last_img read more

The 5 at 5 Friday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.1. #WEATHER Flooding has abated in some parts of the country, but has left damaged homes, footpaths and cars in its wake, as these photos from our readers show.2. #BLAZE Two women in their 20s have died following a house fire in Donegal. Emergency services were alerted to the fire when a man who was in the house managed to escape and raise the alarm at 11am.3. #NAMA NAMA has raised €16.5 billion since 2010. The bad bank raised €5.8billion of that in 2013, and currently has over €2 billion worth of assets on sale through different channels.4. #JAILED An Irishman has been jailed over a car crash in Perth that killed two Irish backpackers. Eamonn Driver was sentenced to almost three years in prison for the crash that killed Colm Reilly and Kiara Duncan.5. #GERMANY One person was killed and eight were injured after a WWII bomb exploded in Euskirchen, near Bonn in western Germany. The blast wave could be felt for several kilometres.last_img read more

Demand for LGBT Helpline so high it needs more volunteers

first_imgThere is huge demand for our service but, unfortunately, at present we do not have enough volunteers to meet that demand.The LGBT Helpline provides support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and to those who may be questioning if they are LGBT.SupportSince being launched two years ago, the helpline has supported thousands of people. Fagan said that the helpline was set up after separate helplines from around the country joined forces to link their services to one national number.It is open seven days a week from 6 – 9pm Monday – Wednesday; 4 – 9pm Thursday to Friday; and 4 – 6pm Saturday and Sunday.There are about 100 volunteers working with the helpline now, but the plan is to double this. There are six different centres where the helpline is based, two in Cork, two in Dublin, one in Dundalk and one in Mayo.“We keep stats on when phonecalls come into us, so we can see we are getting a lot of calls otuside our current opening ours, in the early afternoon,” said Fagan.We are getting calls we are not open to taking. We want to boost our volunteer numbers and open in afternoons, and maybe eventually be open 12 or 24 hours.Regarding not being able to answer all the calls, Fagan said: “It’s difficult obviously; we want to be able to respond to people when they ring us.” The phone message informs people of the opening hours, but also gives them the Samaritans number in case they need further help.People contact the helpline to talk about issues including coming out to family or friends; the impact of homophobia and transphobia; negative attention; social stigma; harassment and more.“A lot of people who would have suffered from anxiety, depression or isolation before they come to us,” said Fagan.We also get calls from family members and friends of people who are LGBT about how they can support the person, and to talk about their own concerns around it. They might be afraid a child might be bullied for example.Those who apply to become volunteers are sent out an application form, and the process includes an interview, six weeks of training for successful applicants, and mentoring. The whole process takes around three months before volunteers deal with calls on their own.The LGBT helpline number is 1890 929 539. People interested in volunteering can contact Samaritans’ SMS service reveals high levels of self-harm> THE NUMBER OF people calling the national LGBT Helpline has grown so high that a call for new volunteers has been put out.The national helpline is to launch a volunteer recruitment drive for its services today, and has outlined how mental health concerns are the number one reason why people contact its service.Paula Fagan, Coordinator of the LGBT Helpline, told that in the past year they have noticed increasing numbers of people contacting them in relation to mental health issues.last_img read more

Willie ODea tried to make hay while the sun shone And the

first_imgSource: Video MORNING ON a Tuesday when the entire Cabinet was in its last weekly meeting before the much anticipated announcement of a full reshuffle — as good a time as any to schedule a quick press op on the Plinth at Leinster House, thought Fianna Fáil.The party are very concerned indeed, you see, about the lack of clarity from the Government on the issue of the Free Travel Pass.Over 65s are extremely worried about the ongoing review of the scheme, Willie O’Dea said, as he was joined at the microphones by Timmy Dooley TD, Senator Averil Power, and (representing the grey vote) Senator Mary White.Ministers Burton and Varadkar (or, given that nothing is ‘set set’ in terms of the reshuffle — whoever’s helming the Social Protection and Transport departments in a few weeks’ time) are due to be given the results of the ongoing review of the free travel scheme shortly.However, both have been pretty clear on the issue in recent weeks — with Burton saying she doesn’t envisage any changes to the benefits.Surely that’s good enough for Deputy O’Dea?Well… Nope.Not by a long shot.Fianna Fáil have tabled a motion calling for the immediate suspension of the review.And, as the rainclouds loomed over what would end up being a truncated chat with the nation’s media — here’s what he had to say about the Minister…“We’re trying to get an assurance […] tomorrow night either that the review will be abandoned or that the various proposals in the review will not be proceeded with by this Government.Joan Burton has said that she intends that the party she now leads will govern more with the heart as with the head for the next 18 months. We’re now giving her an opportunity to demonstrate that.There was a lot of nodding from Senator White as O’Dea continued with his gambit — but, as the doorstep continued, it soon became clear that the great Ceann Comhairle in the sky was about to call a halt to the party’s speaking time.If only Senator Power had brought a bigger umbrella…Read: ‘It’s not on the agenda’: The government won’t be getting rid of the Free Travel SchemeRead: Over 263,000 Public Services Cards issued to social welfare claimantslast_img read more

Court triples EAs NFL lawsuit payout gamers to get up to 2037

first_imgPublishers have been scrambling to add no class action lawsuit clauses to their terms and conditions of late due to the damage they can do to a bank balance. EA is suffering just such a lawsuit at the moment, and the settlement payout the company agreed to has just tripled.The class action lawsuit dates back to 2008 when two gamers filed against EA over the 5 year exclusive agreement the publisher had with the National Football League. The agreement saw EA become the only company allowed to publish NFL games for five years. The gamers argued the deal created a monopoly and therefore inflated prices for the games.Years of litigation followed with EA eventually agreeing last year to pay gamers $6.79 per last gen (PS2, GameCube, Xbox, PC) title purchased carrying an Arena Football, Madden NFL, or NCAA Football title. Gamers who bought similar current gen console titles (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii) were due $1.95 per game. The settlement covered all games released between January 1, 2005 and June 21, 2012, and EA put aside $27 million to cover the claims.Now those compensation amounts have been tripled after a modification to the settlement due to there being fewer claimants than expected. So if you are part of the class action lawsuit (Pecover v. Electronic Arts), you will now receive $20.37 per qualifying last gen game and $5.85 per qualifying current gen game. So if you loved your NFL sports games, this could end up being quite a big payout.A website covering the details of the class action lawsuit, as well as how to make a claim, has been created at read more

Apple et Amazon se partagent 80 du marché de la musique en

first_imgApple et Amazon se partagent 80% du marché de la musique en ligneiTunes et Amazon se posent en leaders sur le marché de la musique en ligne. Au troisième trimestre le premier pesait 66,2% du marché et le second 13,3%, selon le cabinet NPD Group cité par le site domine incontestablement le marché de la musique en ligne avec iTunes, selon les derniers chiffres publiés par le cabinet NPD Group. Selon lui, iTunes a progressé de trois points par rapport au début d’année, et Amazon de deux points, même s’il reste loin derrière le produit de la firme à la pomme.Selon le Wall Street Journal, cité par, les deux géants américains ont adopté des stratégies différentes. Apple s’appuierait sur les exclusivités, – parfois en mettant la pression sur les maisons de disques selon plusieurs cadres qui ont souhaité rester anonymes -, et Amazon sur les promotions spéciales. Les pratiques commerciales d’iTunes face à ses concurrents sont souvent remises en question.Le 21 décembre 2010 à 09:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Miss Turks Caicos Struts International Stage

first_img Kazz Forbes no longer managing Miss TCI Universe; may not happen for 2015 Related Items:kazz forbes, miss universe tci, mutbo, shanice williams New TCI based magazine debuts: Karibe Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Shanice welcomed home in Grand Style in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – Perhaps when Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Shanice Williams struts across the international pageant stage to represent these islands many of us can be there… Miami, Florida is already gearing up to host the Miss Universe pageant in January, more precisely in Doral and on the 18th of January. Kazz Forbes, CEO of the MUTBO confirmed to MM last night that he has not yet been updated by the international committee on a location within 2014, this amidst rumors that the Donald Trump owned event would not be hosting a pageant this year. One report was found to be a hoax, but there is still no word on a venue for 2014. An online report suggests there will be two pageants instead in 2015.last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Nov 2014 – The Salvation Army last night launched its Red Kettle holiday promotion… usually this comes after Thanksgiving, so they are a few days early and already chiming outside of popular stores on island… you know what they say, whether it jingles or folds, the Salvation Army is happy for the donation. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Salvation Army gets big gift to boost donations; One Week at the Palms Resort Related Items:red kettle, salvation army, thanksgiving Salvation Army does exceedingly abundantly more in Red Kettle Drive Magnetic Media recommended Valentine’s Day Eventslast_img read more

Tornadoes level homes in Okla one killed at least 21 injured

first_imgEDMOND, Okla. — Authorities say a tornado that severely damaged a mobile home park southeast of Oklahoma City killed a 79-year-old man whose body was found in an open area of the neighborhood.Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth also said that six people who lived in the mobile home park were injured. Between 30 and 35 homes had significant damage, and number of frame homes in the neighborhood also sustained damage.The storms were part of a severe weather outbreak that stretched from Texas to Minnesota. Twisters were also reported Sunday in Iowa and Kansas.Forecasters had been warning of a general storm outbreak since Wednesday, and for Sunday’s storms some residents had more than a half-hour’s notice that a twister was on the way. Tornado watches and warnings were in effect through late Sunday in much of the nation’s midsection.The trailer park west of Shawnee was among the hardest-hit areas, and among the hardest to reach, as tractor-trailers that forced the closure of a section of Interstate 40 north of the site and power lines draped across roads to the south.last_img read more

Father dies after saving children from rip current in Palm Beach County

first_imgKhalil was rushed to a hospital, where he later died.His children are all said to be OK.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – A father has died after reportedly saving his three children from a rip current in Jupiter.According to WPEC, the man identified as 46-year-old Nader Khalil, was visiting with his family from Ohio.Witnesses said the father swam out to his children when he saw they got caught in a rip current.It all happened near A1A and Jupiter Key Road, Monday.Witnesses said the children managed to escape the current, but the father got stuck.A group of Good Samaritans helped pull Khalil out of the water, where he laid unconscious before rescue crews arrived.“They were there for almost ten minutes trying to resuscitate him,” witness Stephen Nodine told WPEC. last_img read more