Avalanche Beat Sharks 4-3 to Even Series at Game Apiece (Vid)

first_imgSAN JOSE, Calif. — Trailing in the second period and in danger of going down 2-0 in the series, Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar put his three top scorers back on a line together and got the results he sought.Gabriel Landeskog scored the first goal and Mikko Rantanen’s hustle helped create the tiebreaking tally from Tyson Barrie, sending the Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday that tied the second-round series at a game apiece.“In the first period, we didn’t get much going so maybe he wanted to switch a little bit and see if it brings a spark,” Rantanen said. “We got an early goal from Landy and there was no changing back.”Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon (29) shoots to score a goal against San Jose Sharks’ Erik Karlsson (65) in the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)Landeskog, Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon were reunited early in the second period and helped provide goals on the first and fourth shifts, turning the tide of the series in Colorado’s direction after a 5-2 loss in the opener.Former Shark Matt Nieto scored in the third period and MacKinnon added an empty-netter to give Colorado its third victory in its past 24 games in San Jose. Philipp Grubauer made 31 saves.“It’s big for our confidence,” said Barrie, who had a goal and two assists. “This is a tough building to win in. We haven’t had a whole lot of success here. We wanted to come in and at least get a split. We did that.”Game 3 is Tuesday night in Denver.Brent Burns scored twice and Evander Kane also scored for the Sharks, who had won four straight games. Martin Jones made 28 saves.The Avalanche turned the game around thanks to their top line that has been so dangerous all year. Landeskog got to the front the net to deflect a point shot from Barrie past Jones for the equalizer midway through the second.The ice was tilted Colorado’s way after that and the trio helped deliver again a couple of shifts later. Rantanen raced past Marc-Edouard Vlasic to negate an icing and create a scoring chance for Colorado. Jones made a good stop on Landeskog from in close but the puck went out to Barrie at the top of the faceoff circle and he beat Jones with a shot to the top corner to give Colorado a 2-1 lead.“I just tried to beat the D and run the puck down,” Rantanen said. “Landy gave me the 50-50 puck and they didn’t whistle it down so it was good for us.”The Sharks appeared to slow up on the play in anticipation of the icing call and that brief hesitation proved costly when the linesman didn’t blow the play dead.“Whether I thought it was doesn’t matter,” coach Peter DeBoer said. “The players did and they let up, they relaxed for a minute, it obviously wasn’t, so it’s I guess a lesson, and that is don’t assume anything is in the playoffs, play and make sure.”San Jose Sharks’ Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) watches as Colorado Avalanche’s Gabriel Landeskog (92) scores goal against Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) in the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)The Sharks had a chance to tie it early in the third but Grubauer robbed Logan Couture from the slot with a glove save.Shortly after, Nieto scored following a scramble in front of Jones after a turnover by Marcus Sorensen to make it 3-1 and give the Avalanche some breathing room.Burns scored with a wrister from the top circle to make it a one-goal game with 4:34 to play.But MacKinnon scored an empty-netter with 1:02 to play that made Burns’ power-play goal with 10.9 seconds left moot.The Sharks got off to a fast start as they looked to build on their 5-2 victory in the series opener. They looked like the quicker team early and appeared to have much more energy than they did Friday night when they were still recovering from a grueling seven-game series in the first round.That paid off midway through the first when Kane beat rookie Cale Makar to the rebound of Burns’ point shot and knocked it past Grubauer for his first goal since the playoff opener.The Sharks had plenty of more chances late in the period but were unable to get anything else past Grubauer, who made a brilliant glove save to rob Kevin Labanc in the final minute of the first.“We should’ve been up two or three after the first,” Couture said. “We had too many good looks not to score a second one and give ourselves a bigger lead, and then they found their game in the second.”NOTES: MacKinnon and Rantanen extended their point streaks to six games, the first time an Avalanche player has done that in the postseason since Peter Forsberg had a seven-gamer in 2004. … F Micheal Haley returned to the Sharks lineup after missing the past five games with a lower-body injury. Dylan Gambrell was scratched. … San Jose captain Joe Pavelski (concussion) and F Joonas Donskoi (undisclosed) remain sidelined.By: Josh Dubow, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Sunil Chhetri named AIFF Player of the Year for a record 6th time

first_imgTalismanic Indian captain Sunil Chhetri was Tuesday named as the AIFF Men’s Footballer of the Year for a record-extending sixth time.The 34-year-old striker, who has been in peak form in the last couple of years, has earlier won the honour in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017. He currently plays for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League.Chhetri is currently the second highest international goal scorers among active players with 70 strikes to his name, behind Cristiano Ronaldo (149). He has gone past Lionel Messi (68), who is third in the list, during the 2019 Intercontinental Cup opener against Tajikistan.Chhetri is the most capped player of the country with 109 matches, ahead of former captain Bhaichung Bhutia (107).India midfielder Abdul Samad was named the AIFF Emerging Men’s Player of the Year.Ace India international Ashalata Devi was named the AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year 2018-19, while Dangmei Grace was adjudged the AIFF Emerging Women’s Footballer of the Year 2018-19.Best Grassroots Development Programme award will be given to Jammu and Kashmir Football Association while R Venkatesh of Tamil Nadu won the award for the best referee.Also Read | Copa America 2019: Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to clinch 1st title since 2007Also Read | Zlatan Ibrahimovic has no place for others but himself in his Dream XIlast_img read more

Garry Kasparov’s competitive return upstages Levon Aronian’s victory

first_imgShare on Facebook Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Topics Winning a top tournament by a three-point margin normally captures the headlines but Levon Aronian’s impressive result at the St Louis speed event last week was sweepingly upstaged by Garry Kasparov’s return to competitive play after a 12-year absence.This one-off comeback by the 54-year-old, whom many regard as the all-time No1 ahead of Bobby Fischer and Magnus Carlsen, sparked a tidal wave of interest, with six-figure internet audiences reportedly watching the live video. It was gripping stuff, too, as Kasparov showed his old skills with deep strategic plans yet for most of the event simply could not or would not handle his clock time sensibly. He took 22 minutes to his opponent’s four in a 25-minute rapid game, and spent two of his five minutes for blitz on a single move. He was often down to a few seconds at the end of his games.For a while the legend was in danger of the wooden spoon but on the final blitz day he suddenly clicked into gear, went through his last eight games unbeaten, performed his Najdorf Sicilian with a gracefully dominant knight dance on the dark squares and sparked memories of his vintage years.The overall impression for expert viewers was frustrating and tantalising. If Kasparov had been as practical and sharp on the first three days as he was at the end, he could have achieved a high position. Even third place behind Aronian, who was powerful throughout, and Sergey Karjakin, who dominated the blitz, could have been possible. In his closing interview, when he had the chance to reaffirm that this was strictly a one-off to support Rex Sinquefield making his home city into a global chess capital, he hedged, replying, “Never say never” and, “If I come back again, it could only happen here at St Louis.”The St Louis rapid/blitz followed the Sinquefield Cup and was part of the Grand Chess Tour, whose final event will be the London Classic at the Kensington Olympia on 1-11 December. Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, is the current tour leader but both Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the new world No2, and Aronian are in contention. England’s No1, Michael Adams, will be the wildcard in the 10-player field.Aronian’s bravado performance in St Louis began in the very first round with this imaginative attack, which had two critical moments. At move 19, he sacrificed his knight intuitively, since “retreating wasn’t an option. I had to go for it”. Black’s defence was difficult, but Navara had a chance to hold by 23…Qc7! 24 Re4 h5! After that White’s attack crashed through, and Black sportingly allowed checkmate to appear on the board.Levon Aronian v David Navara1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 b6 4 g3 Ba6 5 b3 Bb4+ 6 Bd2 Be7 7 Nc3 O-O 8 Bg2 d5 9 cxd5 exd5 10 O-O Re8 11 Ne5 Bb7 12 Qc2 c5 13 dxc5 bxc5 14 Rad1 Qc8 15 e4 Bf8 16 f4 d4 17 Nd5 Nxd5 18 exd5 f6 19 Rde1! fxe5 20 fxe5 Nd7 21 e6 Nf6 22 Rxf6 gxf6 23 Qf5 Qd8? 24 Re4 Re7 25 Rg4+ Kh8 26 Be4 Rc8 27 Rh4 Kg8 28 Rxh7! Bxd5 29 Qg6+ Rg7 30 Qh5 Bxe4 31 Rh8 mate3509 1 Nc6+?? Qxc6+! 2 Qxc6 (or 2 Kxc6 Rc1+ wins) Rd6! (not Kxe6?? 3 Qd7 mate) and Kasparov resigned. If 3 Qxd6+ Kxd6 4 exf7 Ke7 and Black’s f4 pawn queens Garry Kasparov Leonard Barden on chess Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on Messenger news Share on Pinterest Chess … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Manchester United back José Mourinho despite manager’s transfer frustrations

first_imgManchester United Share on Twitter José Mourinho Share on Messenger Reuse this content Read more Share via Email Share on Pinterest Jurgen Klopp praises Xherdan Shaqiri’s stunning Liverpool debut news The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Manchester United have pledged to back José Mourinho in the transfer market despite the manager voicing public disquiet at an underwhelming summer of recruitment so far at the club.The coach has been told there are still finances to strengthen his squad, with there being no need for Mourinho to sell before making any purchase.The Portuguese’s unhappiness at making only two major outfield signings in midfielder Fred and untested fullback Diogo Dalot caused an extraordinary outburst following Saturday night’s 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in Michigan.Yet he still retains the full backing of United, with the hierarchy understanding the manager’s frustrations regarding transfers and the number of players missing from the US tour – the board believing the latter complaint to be responsible in the main for Mourinho’s discontent. Share on WhatsApp His unease was underlined by criticism of the United captain, Antonio Valencia for not being fit and Anthony Martial for failing to return to the US tour after the birth of his child. Mourinho also claimed Alexis Sánchez could not be happy because of the number of youngsters in the side, due to those on post-Russia 2018 holidays while making the odd claim that officials for the Liverpool game had been sourced from baseball.Regarding those absent, Mourinho began the trip without 13 senior footballers and has been particularly hampered by France, England and Belgium all reaching the final weekend of the World Cup as this ruled out seven frontline squad members from travelling: Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Marcus Rashford, Ashley Young, Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard.After the Liverpool loss, Mourinho branded the start of the season as potentially “very bad” due to the missing players and the uncertainty over whether he might be able to sign even one of the wide forward and centre-back wanted – Internazionale’s Ivan Perisic and Leicester City’s Harry Maguire among the targets.There remains optimism that Mourinho could still make a fourth signing, at least. The transfer window closes on 9 August and United’s Premier League curtain-raiser with Leicester at Old Trafford is the following evening. Topicslast_img read more

ESPN Announces College GameDay’s Destination For Week 6

first_img Next week @CollegeGameDay is headed to Gainesville for the first time since 2012!! It is going to be a big game between @AuburnFootball and @GatorsFB. Can’t wait to get to the The Swamp! pic.twitter.com/6Pfn8xbSLU— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 29, 2019Both Auburn and Florida have impressed this season, though the Tigers will probably enter the contest as the favorite.Kickoff for the Auburn-Florida game is set for 3:30 p.m. E.T. on CBS.ESPN’s College GameDay airs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. E.T. Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit of College GameDay have a discussion.BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)ESPN’s College GameDay has decided on its location for Week 6 of the 2019 college football regular season.Analyst Kirk Herbstreit announced following Saturday night’s Ohio State-Nebraska game that the college football pregame show will be in Gainesville next weekend.Undefeated Florida is set to host undefeated Auburn in a matchup of top 10 teams at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.“Next week @CollegeGameDay is headed to Gainesville for the first time since 2012!! It is going to be a big game between @AuburnFootball and @GatorsFB. Can’t wait to get to the The Swamp!” Herbstreit tweeted.last_img read more

Community Counts Website Now Available in French

first_imgCommunity Counts, a popular online resource which paints a portrait of the unique nature of communities in the province, is now available in French. Collectivités en chiffres provides single-point access to comprehensive French-language information for and about communities in Nova Scotia. The new website is available at www.gov.ns.ca/finance/communitycounts/fr . “Community Counts has been an important resource for business, government, students, and individuals,” said Graham Steele, Minister of Finance and Minister of Acadian Affairs. “I’m pleased that this site is now available in French. By improving French-language services, we are making life better for Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians.” Community Counts, a program of the Department of Finance, provides the public with access to socio-economic information about Nova Scotia including demographics, labour, income, and health. Main sections of the Community Counts website, including the homepage, community profiles, brochure, and frequently asked questions, have been translated. “We are very happy to have contributed towards making this Web site available in French,” said Ronald Robichaud, president of la Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse. “Our member organizations and the community at large will benefit from being able to access pertinent data on various subjects which will assist them in their work.” “It’s important for Acadians and francophones to find information on their communities and the province,” said Julie Oliver, executive director of le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse. “This government initiative will provide access to community statistics to our Acadian community in their language.” The Department of Finance will work with Acadian Affairs, la Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse, and le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse to develop French-language training for Collectivités en chiffres.last_img read more


first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Montréal – Just For Laughs, in association with Loto-Québec, is excited to announce new artists added to this year’s Festival lineup.ANOTHER UNRIVALED GALA SHOWActor, comedian and writer, Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s massive hit, Black-ish and Executive producer of Grown-ish will be returning to Just For Laughs, hosting his first-ever Gala! Anderson currently stars in the Netflix film Beats and hosts the ABC version of the famous game show To Tell the Truth, and recently starred as “Uncle Henry” in the ABC television special, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons.  The Anthony Anderson Gala will be taking place on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30pm, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment CONCERT SHOWS TO SATISFY YOUR COMEDY CRAVINGS! Cody Ko and Noel Miller are two former software engineers who left their rock solid, bullet proof careers to become pretty decent comedians with no health insurance. They started the Tiny Meat Gang podcast late last year, and since then, are still doing the podcast (no flex). In January of 2019, Cody and Noel achieved the American dream – setting out on a self-financed comedy tour and entertaining tens of hundreds of people around the 9th smartest nation in the world. Now they’re finally taking their athlete confidence and – again, pretty decent – senses of humour to the stage in Montreal for an hour and a half of literal balls out comedy. Tiny Meat Gang Live will take place on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:00pm at L’Olympia.BE PART OF THE COOL KIDS CLUB WITH THESE CLUB AND THEATRE SHOWSThe Club Shows presented by Tangerine, will be stacked with amazing and hilarious solo hours you will want to run, not walk to….Comedian, podcast host, actor and author, Marc Maron, has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for over 20 years. In September 2009, Maron changed the podcast landscape when he started WTF with Marc Maron, featuring revelatory conversations with iconic personalities including Conan O’Brien, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, President Barack Obama and more. Currently starring on Netflix’s GLOW, Maron has several comedy albums and special credits, including a self-titled IFC comedy series.  Marc Maron will be bringing his Hey, There’s More Tour to Montreal on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9:30pm at Cinquième Salle at Place des Arts.Claudia Oshry, a.k.a Girl With No Job, is the social media maven behind the infamous Instagram account @girlwithnojob. Oshry has very much made social media her “job”, now co-hosting the online daily talk-show The Morning Toast, which streams live on Facebook and YouTube, and is recorded as a podcast. Over the last year, Oshry began touring the country to sold out clubs and theatres, performing her original stand-up material for her die-hard Toasters. Girl With No Job will be performing on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 9:30pm at Club Soda.Actor, comedian, and internet sensation, Anjelah Johnson, famous for her iconic role as “Bon Qui Qui” on MADtv, will be coming to Just For Laughs this summer. After recording music as “Bon Qui Qui”, Anjelah signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records to release a full album titled, Gold Plated Dreams. With many different comedy specials under her belt, she recently taped her fourth hour special Mahalo & Goodnight that is now available for steaming on Hulu. Anjelah Johnson’s new show More of Me will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:00pm at Club Soda.Kreeps with Kids is a comedy show about comedians and about family. Comics are not like other parents. They are nothing like the parents you see on TV or read about. Stand-up comics have an odd shared philosophy in parenting – they tend to think of their children as people, not kids. Kreeps with Kids invites comedians who are also moms and dads to perform 10-minute sets about being parents. Join comedians Robert Kelly and Ron Bennington as they host a JFL edition of Kreeps with Kids, on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7:00pm at Club Soda.American stand-up comedian, radio personality, bestselling author and actor, Jim Norton is the co-host of The Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show that can be heard every morning on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. His latest stand up special, Mouthful of Shame is streaming now on Netflix where Jim lays out a full serving of refreshingly unapologetic humour in his first Netflix comedy special. He has an additional 4 one-hour comedy specials that can be seen on Hulu, Amazon and HBO GO. Jim Norton is will be back at Just For Laughs this summer with his new one hour, Jim Norton: Ted Bundy is a Cu*t on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 9:30pm at Cinquième Salle at Place des Arts.The El-Salomons take the motto ‘make love not war’ very personally. Jess Salomon (hilarious comic) and Eman El-Husseini (also hilarious comic) met and fell in love at a comedy club in Montreal nearly a decade ago when a friend of theirs suggested, “you two broads should kiss”. Jess is Jewish and Eman is Palestinian (basically enemies), one is a Taurus and one is a Leo (ENEMIES!!), but they somehow make it work. It’s probably the hummus. Jess and Eman got married and left Canada for America right before the last election. They are famous for their love, their stand up and their ability to make really REALLY fantastic life choices. Live from L’Astral: The El-Salomons will take place on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:00pm at L’Astral.Comedian Tom Henry’s debut album Tom Henry Kills reached number one on the iTunes comedy charts last year. A festival staple, he has performed here at Just For Laughs, San Francisco Sketchfest and Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and has opened for the likes of Tim Meadows, Nikki Glaser, and Todd Barry. Henry is also a regular on Andy Kindler’s Alternative Show where Kindler chose him as “The Next Big Thing in 2017.” Tom Henry brings his unique sense of humour to JFL in the form of Live from L’Astral: Tom Henry on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 9:00pm at L’Astral.FOR THE SERIOUS FAN, GET UP CLOSE WITH THESE STAR-STUDDED CAST & CREATOR PANELS AT COMEDYPROMeet the creators of Netflix’s edgy adult animated comedy series, Big Mouth! Sit down with the creative minds behind the show, which include Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, and learn about how they began their journey to produce a hit show based off Kroll and Goldberg’s real-life friendship, and the glorious nightmare that is teenage puberty. Netflix Presents Big Mouth: Meet the Creators will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2:30pm in the Inspiration Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.Join the cast and creators of Netflix’s hit comedy series, GLOW! Learn about the inspiration behind the show and how it became an award-winning fan-favorite with co-creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, and stars Betty Gilpin and Marc Maron. GLOW has two seasons currently streaming on Netflix, with the third being released on August 9th. Netflix Presents GLOW: A Cast and Creators Panel will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1:15pm in the Grand Salon Opera at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.Sit down with the creators and star of the hit CTV series, Jann! Get the inside scoop with Canadian icon Jann Arden (series star, co-creator, and executive producer), Leah Gauthier (co-creator and executive producer), and Jennica Harper (co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner) for information on the behind the scenes action, creation, and inception. Find out how this comedic sitcom became the most-watched Canadian comedy of the year. CTV, Project 10 Productions and Seven24 Present An Evening with “Jann” Featuring Jann Arden, Leah Gauthier, and Jennica Harper will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 5:15pm in the Grand Salon Opera at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.Sit down with the cast and creator of HBO’s half-hour comedy series, A Black Lady Sketch Show, a narrative sketch series set in a limitless magical reality full of hilarious characters and celebrity guests. Join creator, executive producer and cast member Robin Thede, head writer and co-executive producer Lauren Ashley Smith, writer and cast member Ashley Nicole Black and cast members Quinta Brunson and Gabrielle Dennis for an intimate conversation about this addictively funny, trailblazing new series. Thede executive produces A Black Lady Sketch Show with Issa Rae via her Issa Rae Productions, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry for 3 Arts, and Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch for JAX Media. HBO presents A Black Lady Sketch Show Creator and Cast Panel will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 12:15pm in the Inspiration Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.SERIOUSLY FUNNY: COMEDYPRO COVERS IMPORTANT TOPICSNow more than ever, female empowerment is impacting the comedic landscape in an unprecedented fashion, but there is still a long way to go. At its core, the issue of gender parity across the media landscape, and the systematic barriers in every level of entertainment must be addressed and tackled from within the industry. Hear from trail-blazing women in the comedy industry as they discuss the unfunny fight for equal respect, equal opportunity and equal pay. The panel includes three-time Emmy nominated director and writer Kay Cannon of Pitch Perfect and Girlboss fame, as well as three-time Golden Globe winner and two-time Emmy winning writer and director, Cindy Chupack of Modern Family, Sex and the City, I’m Dying Up Here and her upcoming Netflix film “Otherhood”. That’s What She Said featuring Kay Cannon, Cindy Chupack, and more, will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 3:15pm in the Inspiration Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.Can political comedy create political change, and is it okay if the answer is no? Join Baratunde Thurston, Ronny Chieng, and a panel of comedians as they discuss the current political climate, it’s effect on comedy (and vice versa), and the big question of “does it even matter?”. Political Comedy on Political Change will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 3:45pm-4:45pm in the Grand Salon Opera at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.We’re delighted to welcome back to Montreal, comedy icon Louie Anderson to deliver the JFL Keynote Address. From the first Tonight Show to second show Fridays, to winning 3 Emmys to what you shouldn’t do, what you should do, and who you should trust! 40 years of ups, downs and arounds with Louie Anderson. Never Give Up: Louie Anderson Keynote Address will take place Thursday, July 26, 2019 at 2:30pm, in the Grand Salon Opera at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.MORE GREAT PODCASTS RECORDED LIVE FROM MONTREAL!We can’t get enough of these comedy podcasts rising in popularity, so we’ve added even more of today’s funniest to the Just For Laughs Festival lineup!Recording live from Montreal this summer, are Yedoye Travis’ Dark Tank, and Andy Bush and Mark Little’s My Gorgeous Son.  Spend An Afternoon with Earwolf as they present a series of podcasts including Matt Besser’s improv4humans, Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata’s Best Friends with Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata, and Beth Stelling and Diane Duval’s We Called Your Mom.Pre-sale tickets will be available starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 13, 2019 as of 10:00am at www.hahaha.comTickets will be available to the public starting Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:00am www.hahaha.comLooking for the best way to experience the Just For Laughs Festival? Get a JFLMTL Pass! Passes available include: the JFL 2-Show Pass for $99.99, 3-Show Pass for $139.99 and 5-Show Pass for $215. Each pass includes one free ticket every day from July 24 to July 27 (some restrictions apply).The Just For Laughs Festival, in association with Loto-Québec, runs from July 10 – 28, 2019 in Montréal, Canada.Find us on social #JFLMTLFacebook: @justforlaughsTwitter: @justforlaughsInstagram: @justforlaughsThe Just For Laughs Festival would like to thank its public partners: Government of Canada, Gouvernement du Québec, City of Montréal and Tourisme Montréal, as well as their sponsors: Loto-Québec, Bell, Sleeman, Le Groupe Maurice, Tim Hortons and La Capitale, for their support.For tickets by phone, online or in person:The Just For Laughs Box Office, 514-845-2322, hahaha.com Twitterlast_img read more

Guterres says UN ready to support relief efforts in South Asia countries

In a statement issued by a UN spokesperson, the Secretary-General extended his condolences to the Governments and the people of Bangladesh, India and Nepal and saluted the respective Governments’ leadership in responding to the needs of those affected. Meanwhile on the ground, United Nations humanitarian agencies are working with partners and the respective Governments to bring in clean water, food, shelter and medical aid for some of the estimated 41 million people affected by flooding and landslides in South Asia. read more

Number of cars on the road declines for first time since Second

Analysis of vehicles currently in use reveals an increase in the proportion of low CO2 emitters and an average 1.7% reduction in CO2 emissions across the 2009 parc, compared with 2008. In the last three years, the number of vehicles which emit less than 120g/km of CO2 has risen dramatically, by over 90%, and now accounts for 936,117 vehicles on the road.  “The recession is the most obvious factor impacting on the number of cars on the road,” comments SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt. “The Scrappage Incentive Scheme has also removed a large number of older and more polluting vehicles. Alongside these economic factors, tough enforcement has helped remove unlicenced vehicles from UK roads.” Growth in the UK parc has slowed during recent years and now sits at 31,035,791 cars, representing a 0.7% fall compared to 2008.  “Significant advances in technology, higher fuel costs and innovative design are affecting the types of models within the parc, raising the appeal of more fuel-efficient vehicles and making them more accessible to buyers.” The number of cars on UK roads has fallen for the first time in 64 years, bucking the upward trend which has traced a year-on-year rise in the vehicle parc since the Second World War. According to SMMT’s analysis this is the first peacetime decline since vehicle records began in 1904.  In terms of choice, silver cars continue to be most popular amongst consumers, topping the colour charts for the second consecutive year after knocking blue off the top spot.  Blue and black cars now follow closely behind in the rankings, with red falling out of favour in fourth position. Number of cars on the road declines for first time since Second World War·         Total number of vehicles in use falls in 2009.·         Average reduction in CO2 emissions across the 2009 car parc.·         Silver cars top colour poll. The Motorparc database is produced annually by SMMT and provides a detailed reporting service specifying make and model of every vehicle currently in use on UK roads.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Brock joins Academics Without Borders

Brock University has become an official member of Academics Without Borders (AWB), an organization that aims to improve and expand higher education in developing nations. Through AWB, volunteers work on projects that foster the skills and expertise needed in a variety of sectors, including health care, education, agriculture, infrastructure and business.Brock International Services is available to help facilitate AWB opportunities for the University’s faculty and graduate students.To receive up-to-date announcements about upcoming projects, e-mail brockint1@brocku.ca.Academics Without Borders works in all disciplines and areas of instruction.The non-governmental Canadian organization is based in Montreal with volunteers working around the world.Faculty opportunities are also available abroad through Brock’s various partner institutions.For more information, visit the International Services opportunities abroad webpage. read more

Ohio State womens hockey names Nadine Muzerall head coach

Within 20 days of the its first game, the Ohio State women’s hockey team has hired former Minnesota Golden Gophers assistant coach Nadine Muzerall as its head coach, announced in the second quarter of the Ohio State football game on Saturday.Muzerall fills a hole left by former coach Jenny Potter who left the program on Aug. 18, just five weeks before the first game and five days before classes began. OSU was 10-25-1 under Potter in 2015-16.“We’ve all heard such good things (about Muzerall),” junior defenseman Dani Sadek said. “She has a winning mindset and I think that’s what this program needs.”The first thing to know about the new Buckeye coach is her connection to the Golden Gophers’ women’s hockey program.Muzerall was on the bench of last year’s Minnesota squad that won the national championship over Boston College. She spent the past five seasons at Minnesota coaching in five national championship games and claiming four championship rings.As a player at Minnesota from 1997-2001, she began her extensive trophy case by collecting two All-American honors in 1998 and 2000. Muzerall was also on the Gophers team that won an AWCHA national championship — women’s hockey was not an NCAA-sanctioned sport until 2000-2001 season — and a 2001 Western Collegiate Hockey Association conference championship.Muzerall still holds the all-time goals record for Minnesota women’s hockey with 139 career goals. She also leads the all-time goals per game mark with 1.08. She ranks third all-time in career points with 235.The Ontario, Canada, native was the first women’s hockey player inducted into the hall of fame at the university. She is still the youngest athlete to be inducted into Minnesota’s hall of fame.Muzerall is OSU’s third coach in as many years following Porter’s departure and the resignation of former coach Nate Handrahan amidst sexual harassment allegations.OSU opens the season on Friday, Sept. 30, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. read more

Stabroek Market vendors decry lack of alternatives as wharf being repaired

Even though a letter was issued by the Town Clerk, Royston King ordering some 80 vendors plying in the Stabroek Market Wharf to vacate the premises where rehabilitative works are expected to commence on Thursday, the said vendors are now decrying the failure on the part of City Hall to provide alternative means for them to vend.It was previously reported that a section of the route 42 minibus park was barricaded and according to King, this was being prepared to facilitate the vendors during the rehabilitation.However, since the barricades were put up and sand was thrown into the said area which has no covers, no other works were carried out.As such, after being issued the letter which gave the vendors a 14 days notice to vacate, the vendors were unsure as to where they were expected to go.The letter issued on August 23, 2018 said “The City Engineer deemed the Stabroek Market Wharf (section 6) to be inhabitable and unsuitable to continue to accommodate vending activities and pursuant to the May and City Councillors of Georgetown under section 302 (37) or the Municipal and District Councils Act  , Chapter 28:01 to “establish , open , erect and maintain Stellings…and to control and regulate the use thereof” and in order that the necessary repairs maybe effective thereto you hereby given notice to vacate the Stabroek Market Wharf   within fourteen (14) days of the date of issuance of this notice”.The letter further warned the vendors that failure to adhere to the instructions outlined will result in lawful measures being taken against them.However, the vendors were unable to move to another location as there is none and were barred from entering the Wharf on Wednesday.When INews visited the area on Thursday morning, some of the vendors were almost in tears as they complained of City Hall’s “repeated ill-thought-out behaviour”.According to the vendors, since there is no possible way for them to ply in the rain in the new area selected for them, their goods are being left to spoil and thousands of dollars are going to waste.They are urging City Hall to provide shelters for them in order for them to willingly move to the new area without any further issues. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedStabroek wharf rehab: Vendors to be relocated next to demolished “Dread Shop”November 8, 2017In “Business”Stabroek Wharf rehab: plans afoot to relocate vendors, minibus parkApril 22, 2017In “Business”Stabroek Wharf vendors to be relocated west of Parliament building- Town ClerkAugust 9, 2018In “Business” read more

Woman killed after being hit by lorry at Heuston Station

first_imgA WOMAN HAS died after a tragic incident at Heuston Station this afternoon.The pedestrian was killed when she was hit by an articulated lorry.It happened at Heuston Station, Dublin 8 at about 4.20pm this afternoon.She was pronounced dead at the scene and her body has been removed to the City Morgue.Gardai in Kilmainham are now investigating the fatal collision.The road into Heuston Station near Victoria Quay was closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to this collision to contact Kilmainham Garda Station on 01 6669700, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Source: GillTraynorRead: Luas services resume but delays expected after major accident at Heuston Station>last_img read more

Le Galaxy Skin pour 2012

first_imgLe Galaxy Skin pour 2012Apple aurait-il du souci à se faire ? Samsung viendrait de confirmer officiellement l’arrivée du Galaxy Skin pour l’année prochaine. Style chic pour un smartphone à écran choc : c’est peut être lui, l’Iphone killer !Il a l’air tout droit sorti d’un film de science fiction, et pourtant il pourrait être dans votre poche demain ! Samsung aurait confirmé au Telegraph la sortie du Galaxy Skin pour le deuxième quart 2012. À lire aussiSamsung Galaxy Grand 2 : les caractéristiques de la nouvelle phablette dévoiléesUne nouvelle qui peut paraître surprenante vu que le produit ressemble plus à un prototype qu’un produit fini, mais certaines démonstrations datant du dernier CES, plus grand salon d’électronique du monde, démontraient déjà l’avancement du projet. Hasard ou coïncidence du calendrier, cette annonce intervient moins d’une semaine avant la keynote sur la sortie de l’Iphone 5 !Pour rappel, le Galaxy Skin dispose d’un écran Super AMOLED entièrement flexible réalisé en graphène, capable d’afficher une résolution de 800 par 480 pixels. Pour le reste, presque du classique : un apn de 8 Mpixels, 1 GB de mémoire vive ainsi qu’un processeur central tournant à 1,2 Ghz. Il devrait sortir en deux versions de capacité : 16 et 32 GB. L’ensemble du système fonctionnant sous Android.Découvrez la présentation de l’écran flexible du Galaxy Skin en vidéo sur cliquant ci-dessous :https://www.maxisciences.com/samsung-galaxy/l-039-ecran-flexible-du-futur-galaxy-skin_art17350.html  Le 29 septembre 2011 à 11:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Friday AM Update Crews Work To Prevent Swan Lake Fire Spread

first_imgThey will be utilizing boats to shuttle crews across the Kenai River to begin securing fire edge along the southeast side. Reopen and plumb contingency lines on the north side of the Sterling highway west of the Resurrection Trail corridor to use as primary control lines to stop the eastern spread of the fire on the north side of the highway. According to the Incident Management Team in charge of the fire, the portions of the fire south of Sterling Highway remain the most active. Fire is backing and flanking through heavy fuels. Fire movement is more dependent upon available fuels. Fuel loading varies across the landscape. Primarily a surface fire burning in downed fuels. The Swan Lake Fire estimated at 142,542 acres with an increase in staff of 398 boots on the ground and crews in the air. Resources include: Hand Crews: 8, Helicopters: 3, Engines: 12, Water Tenders: 2, Dozers: 4. On Thursday, five additional hand crews arrived on the fire and have been deployed to the southwestern corner of the fire, just above Skilak Lake. These crews contain an average of twenty firefighters each.  Hose lay has been completed on this corner of the fire.A community meeting was held in Sterling on Thursday night to provide the public with an overview of the current strategy of the crews that are working on the fire. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Updated: 6AM:Good news going into the weekend as the Sterling Highway has remained consistently open. Motorists should still expect delays between MP75 and MP53, and be prepared for sudden closures due to both smoke and fire fighting activities. The contingency plan is for crews to continue constructing control lines in the Lake Skilak recreation area, on the south side of the Sterling highway, to stop spread to the west toward Sterling and the east toward Cooper Landing.Crews will continue securing fire line to the south of Sterling Highway to reduce the potential of future closures between Cooper Landing and Soldotna. Continued updates will be posted as they are made available. The plan for Friday and going into the weekend is to maintain traffic control on the Sterling Highway to reduce risk to public safety. Work with Homer Electric to assess damages to power lines and evaluate repair needs. Pending smoke impacts they plan to use aviation resources to check fire spread in critical areas throughout the fire.last_img read more

TRS cheated people with false promises CPI

first_imgKarimnagar: Both the State and the people are lagging behind in economic development due to the negligence of the TRS government and the Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, in implementing its poll promises before the elections, criticised CPI State secretary Chada Venkat Reddy.Following the party State committee call, the district party leaders and activists staged a dharna in front of the Collectorate here on Monday and later submitted a memorandum to District Collector Sarfaraz Ahmed. Chada Venkat Reddy pointed out that the TRS government has totally neglected the farming sector present in the State. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Farmers took loans and purchased seeds and fertilizers and did the farm work during the Kharif season. But the seeds didn’t germinate owing to lack of rains, making the farmers worry, he said. Poor and middle-class people living in towns and cities are facing lot of problems as they are living in rented houses as they have neither own house nor site. The TRS government promised them of constructing double bedroom houses for such people but didn’t allotted even a single bedroom to anyone till date. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us The revenue offices became as the centre for corruption and many irregularities took place in land records reformation, he criticised. The CPI leader demanded the TRS government fulfilment of all its poll promises along with allotting 2BHK houses to all eligible poor families and to bring new revenue policy after discussing with all party leaders. He also asked to waive off farm loans immediately. CPI leaders Andeswamy, P Kedari, Shoba Rani, Srujan Kumar, Lakshmi, Sammaiah, Srinivas, Mahendar, Raji Reddy, Manikanta Reddy, Ramesh, Laklshma Reddy, Thirupathi, Buchhanna, Anji Reddy, Satyanarayana,Sridhar Reddy, Ugandhar, Patel, Komaraiah and Vasudev were present along with others.last_img read more

Android apps are full of potential leaks finds study

first_imgCredit: Sascha Fahl, et al. (Phys.org)—Many Android apps are capable of falling victim to Man in the Middle (MITM) attacks. How many? Far too many. Thousands of apps in the Google Play mobile market present vulnerabilities because of the way that protocols are implemented—namely, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS). That Android apps are open to malware by now is a yawn-evoking statement if there ever was one, but a new paper provides findings that are making this week’s headlines. Computer science researchers from Philipps University of Marburg and Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany showed that Android apps that are used by over 180 million people can expose banking, social networking and email information. Citation: Android apps are full of potential leaks, finds study (2012, October 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-10-android-apps-full-potential-leaks.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Android users get malware with their apps More information: Research paper: www2.dcsec.uni-hannover.de/fil … android/p50-fahl.pdfVia Arstechnica © 2012 Phys.org They identified 41 apps available on the Google Play mart that leak sensitive information in traveling between smartphones and servers. The researchers used a smartphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in their investigations. They installed potentially vulnerable apps on the phone and set up a WiFi access point with a Man in the Middle (MITM) SSL proxy. They equipped the SSL proxy with a self-signed certificate or with one that was signed by a trusted CA, but for an unrelated host name. Of the 100 apps selected for manual audit, 41 apps proved to have exploitable vulnerabilities. They captured credentials for numerous major services. “Furthermore, Facebook, email and cloud storage credentials and messages were leaked, access to IP cameras was gained and control channels for apps and remote servers could be subverted.”Their paper, testily called “Why Eve and Mallory Love Android: An Analysis of Android SSL (In)Security,” discovered the apps that have SSL code that either accepts all certificates or all hostnames for a certificate and thus are potentially vulnerable to MITM attacks.What also troubled the authors was the inability of many people in their survey to even recognize security threats attached to applications. “The results of our online survey with 754 participants showed that there is some confusion among Android users as to which security indicators are indicative of a secure connection, and about half of the participants could not judge the security state of a browser session correctly,” they said.Regarding secure connections, the researchers found that 47.5% of non-IT experts believed to be using a secure connection while the survey was served over HTTP. In addition, 34.7% of participants with prior IT education thought that they were using a secure channel when they were not. Only 58.9% of experts and 44.3% of non-experts correctly identified that they were using a secure or insecure connection when prompted.In summing up, the authors pointed to a need for more education and easier tools that can enable the secure development of Android apps. They also called attention to the need for research to identify which countermeasures can ensure the right mix of usability, security benefits and economic incentives for large-scale deployment.Android by the numbers merits that kind of care. Android is the most used smartphone operating system in the world. Building on the contributions of the open-source Linux community and more than 300 hardware, software, and carrier partners, Android has become the fastest-growing mobile operating system. The numbers keep shifting, but Android’s market share currently stays over 50 percent. Android users download more than 1.5 billion apps and games from Google Play each month, and the number is growing.last_img read more

Delhi govt to ban tobacco chewing from Monday

first_img“We have decided to come up with a notification to ban chewable tobacco in all forms from Monday in Delhi. Under this, no one will be allowed to sell, purchase or store chewable tobacco,” Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain told reporters on Friday.He said enforcement teams of Delhi Police as well as the health department have been asked to conduct surprise inspections across the city to ensure that the ban is implemented. “The teams have been told to be active on this,” Jain said. However, no such ban will be enforced on cigarettes. Health Department officials said there was a Delhi government notification in September 2012 which was in pursuance of a series of directions from the Supreme Court to ban gutkha in the city. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIBut since the ban mentioned the term “gutkha”, the tobacco retailers started selling the components of gutkha (betel nut and raw tobacco) in separate pouches. So, the purpose of banning gutkha was not served. Therefore, the health department last year started with a new proposal to ban all raw chewable tobacco products in Delhi, a senior official said.According to officials, gutkha is also being supplied to retailers in Delhi from neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Stepping up its efforts towards tobacco control, the health department has also launched an innovative drive, creating a ‘Tobacco Aware Citizens’ Directory’ to spread an awareness about its harmful effects.Sources in the government said the ban on the sale, purchase and storage of chewable tobacco in all forms would be for the next one year and thereafter, the government will re-notify it. “Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung has already given his nod and the government will issue the notification to ban chewable tobacco in all forms from Monday,” said a senior government official.last_img read more

Vistara and Taj offer new combined hotel and flight deal

first_imgVistara has teamed up with Taj Holidays for a new ‘Fly and Stay’ offer. Designed for travellers who needs to be in Delhi early in the morning, the new packages offer passengers accommodation at the Vivanta by Taj Dwarka, New Delhi.Travellers flying to Delhi from Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Guwahati and Bhubaneshwar can now book an economy class fare on Vistara including a night’s stay at Vivanta by Taj Dwarka, with rates starting at Rs 10,616 ($163).The offer is being promoted through agents including Hermes, Via, Thomas Cook India and Cox & Kings.“Since our launch in January this year, the offers we introduced in partnership with the Taj Group have been well received by our customers for the value proposition. These strategic partnerships help expand our customer base as travellers appreciate deals which are aligned to their business and leisure travel needs,” said Giamming Toh, Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer.In addition, all Club Vistara Members can now receive a 10% discount on Taj Holidays’ range of various packages, including Family Getaways and Royal Retreats.last_img read more

Outrage over Siberian tiger cub petted at Paphos Zoo

first_imgOutrage has followed the revelation that visitors to a Parrot Show at Paphos Zoo are allowed to handle a 14-week-old Siberian tiger cub.The petting of the tiger cub caused a stir on social media, and garnered the reaction of Cyprus’ Animal Party, whose head Kyriacos Kyriacou said it is “forbidden” to use such animals in shows of this kind by law.“Omg! One off the tick list! I went to see the Parrot Show and look what I ended up playing with. A 14 week old Siberian Tiger cub, part of a breeding initiative to help save extinction of the breed! Just awesome!” one woman wrote on Facebook, sparking the outcry.“Advertising a wild, endangered animal as a play thing, is utterly shameful,” wrote another Facebook user. “Sorry but this is disgraceful. Shouldnt be publicised. Shame on Cyprus,” wrote a third.Siberian tigers are an endangered species, according to the Word Wildlife Fund (WWF), and although the population saw a rise in 2017, the goal set by the WWF is to increase the population to 6,000 by 2022. The Paphos Zoo has reportedly released 13 of these tigers into the wild.Kyriacou, who is also the Presidential Adviser on Animal Welfare, noted the Republic’s laws regarding the welfare and conservation of animals, which have been modified to reflect EU directives.According to the changes made to the law regarding Zoos in 2014, each zoo that functions in Cyprus: “Must take part in research, following proof that it benefits the conservation of a species and/or training in relevant specific skills in the field of conservation and / or exchange of information on species conservation and / or, where appropriate, captive breeding, re-population of animals or re-introduction of species into the wild.”Kyriacou noted that he has filed complaints against the zoo to the previous Agriculture Minister Nicos Kouyialis and plans to raise the issue again with the current minister Kostas Kadis, who he met ten days ago.He said that during their meeting he raised the issues surrounding the island’s zoos, regarding the conservation efforts that they must be undertaking. According to the law, all animals must be kept in habitats suitable to their biological needs.You May LikeEasyvoyageThe 13 most scary bridges on the planetEasyvoyageUndoCampaign USAre we there yet? FCB associate art director says ‘support is only getting us so far’Campaign USUndoMoney Buddy17 Jobs That Won’t Be Around In 20 YearsMoney BuddyUndo Verstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoHouse rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more