The police arrested three people in Kanpur suspected of illegal betting on cricket matches, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had said on Thursday, a day after the city hosted its first IPL game of the season.On Friday, India Today sources learnt that one of the three people arrested, Nayan Shah, was the kingpin and he allegedly tampered with the Kanpur pitch at Green Park which hosted the Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils match on Wednesday.The same venue is also scheduled to host the final game of the season between defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Lions on May 13.Shah was on the same floor in the hotel as the Gujarat Lions players. The police is now probing links to the Gujarat players.An ex-under 19 player is also a key suspect in the case.”The Anti Corruption Unit of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been tracking activities of certain individuals, as a result of which, three suspects were arrested,” BCCI said in a statement.”Following this operation, the Uttar Pradesh Police Crime Branch could successfully foil the alleged betting attempts of the accused.
If money decided the title, City would already be crowned champions after splashing more than 200 million pounds ($260.22 million) on reinforcements this summer.Even though their opponents, Brighton & Hove Albion, had broken their own transfer record three times this window, the Seagulls’ outlay was roughly one-tenth that of City — forcing them to mind the gap.What Pep Guardiola has really bought himself is options, with three debutants in the starting XI and a further 206 million pounds’ worth of talent on the bench.After a frustrating first half, which highlighted City’s failures up front from last season, change was always going to come, and the breakthrough arrived within minutes of the introduction of Leroy Sane in the 68th minute.The scorer was all too familiar, with Sergio Aguero capitalising on a delightful pass from David Silva.Before the game Guardiola spoke cryptically about not always playing Aguero and Jesus up front but on Saturday he gave Brighton the full double blast, which paid off — eventually.When and how to employ the pair may define Guardiola’s season.Afterwards the manager was predictably delighted with all the riches at his disposal and promised that City will “improve the way we attack” this season.His fullbacks will be crucial to that game plan, with former Tottenham defender Kyle Walker providing the pace out wide so obviously missing last season.Danilo, a right-footed left back, was less impressive but he is likely to play second fiddle to Benjamin Mendy once the Frenchman recovers from the thigh strain that kept him out on Saturday.advertisement”I was very happy with the new players. I want to say thank you to the club,” Guardiola said. “We have huge players with lots of talent. Big congratulations to all the people in Manchester City — we are a strong club.”Arguably, no manager is under greater pressure this season than the Spaniard, who after one trophyless campaign knows he must deliver something special.TWITTER SPATDressed rather like an American college student in beige trousers, a black top and white pumps, he cut a relaxed figure on the touchline, knowing, perhaps, that there would be tougher tests ahead.His biggest problem may be keeping everyone happy as he tweaks his teamsheet. With so much talent at his disposal, City’s players know they have limited time to impress.”I want to continue with what we did in the last three games of pre-season,” said Guardiola. “We were stable but we have to try to improve. The most important thing was to win the first game.”The only sour note for City was a tweet from Mendy, saying: “Bullet header” in reference to Lewis Dunk’s own goal. TV pundits criticised it as “disrespectful”.Perhaps Guardiola will have to find the Frenchman something more constructive to do next week.($1 = 0.7686 pounds)
India batsman Dinesh Karthik feels that kind of challenge that young wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal faced against New Zealand in the first ODI will make them “mentally tougher” for future games.Tom Latham (103) and Ross Taylor (95) added 200 runs in New Zealand’s successful 281-run chase during which the spin twins hardly troubled the duo.”These are the kind of games which makes you mentally tougher as a bowler. These are the kind of games which are going to help them to stand up to pressure and learn how to handle pressure when the wicket is not so much helping them,” Karthik said at the post-match media conference.Kuldeep and Chahal have been instrumental in India’s success in limited-overs cricket of late and Karthik feels that their self-belief gives team management the confidence and one off day will not matter much in the longer run.”The team management backed them a lot and they believe in themselves. They are two young guys and they have produced some fantastic spells in the last series and I am sure their confidence is sky high. One game here and there, doesn’t not make you a bad bowler,” said Karthik.Like his skipper Virat Kohli, the Tamil Nadu batsman was full of praise for Taylor and Latham, who stood out in testing conditions scripting a near flawless run-chase.”Credit to Tom Latham and Ross Taylor. They batted really well. They made use of the conditions and played some good shots. They used the sweep to some good effect,” Karthik observed.advertisementKarthik, who looked good during his knock of 37 off 47 deliveries, admitted that he should have converted the start.”There are two ways to look at it. It was a decent start. Having said that, a player like me should have tried and batted a little longer. And that is something, I am disappointed about.”I could have batted a little more and we would have probably ended up getting 15-20 runs more towards the end. Maybe, I got out at a critical time in the game. So pretty disappointed with that aspect but it was decent start and good to have that partnership with Virat,” Karthik added.He also said that initially, the wicket looked sticky. “Look initially, I think the wicket was very sticky and it wasn’t easy. A lot of balls going uppish in the air and it was very hard to drive. It was not coming onto to the bat. It looked like two different wickets (during two innings).”To be really honest, it was not easy to score runs, the ball going left and right of mid off and covers and in the air, we were not able to time the ball as well.”
Real Madrid Tearful Nacho limps out for Real Madrid to cast doubt over Champions League involvement Jamie Smith 01:36 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Real Madrid Juventus v Real Madrid Juventus UEFA Champions League Las Palmas v Real Madrid Las Palmas Primera División After being injured in a collision with Las Palmas defender Alejandro Galvez, the Blancos defender was left distraught and a doubt to face Juventus Nacho Fernandez is a doubt for Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final with Juventus after limping out of Saturday’s La Liga match at Las Palmas.Zinedine Zidane rested stars including Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo and Toni Kroos with an eye on Tuesday’s first leg in Turin.But the Frenchman was dealt an injury blow when Nacho was hurt in a seemingly innocuous challenge with Las Palmas defender Alejandro Galvez. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Nacho, who appeared to hurt his right ankle, was left in tears on the Madrid bench and the Spain international could miss the trip to Juventus as a result.While not typically considered a regular starter for Zidane, the versatile 28-year-old has made 24 appearances in LaLiga this season.Isco and captain Sergio Ramos missed the game against Las Palmas due to knocks sustained on international duty with Spain.
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Rabat – Nine people were killed and four others were injured in a traffic accident this Tuesda , when a grand taxi and a compact vehicle collided near El Jadida.Local authorities said the accident occurred in Sidi Moumen, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from El Jadida. Paramedics, along with other emergency services, arrived on the scene and found the two vehicles on the side of the road.Both vehicles sustained a large amount of material damages as a result of the collision. Four of the victimes suffered minor and moderate injuries..They were transported to the local hospital in Sidi Bennour, authorities said. An investigation has been opened by the Royal Gendarmerie to determine the cause of the collision. This news comes just 24 hours after another deadly grand taxi accident in Berkane, northeastern Morocco, which claimed the lives of six people.
Over 6,000 Sri Lankans have returned to Sri Lanka from Tamil Nadu, availing themselves of the opportunity to re-integrate to the Sri Lankan society, the External Affairs Ministry said today.The Ministry quoted the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai R.K.M.A. Rajakaruna as saying that the returning process is facilitated as part of the National Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). One of the key areas of the Action Plan is the facilitation of the return process of the displaced Sri Lankan nationals and their integration into the Sri Lankan society. Furthermore, the Cabinet of Ministers have recently granted approval for the establishment of a National Coordinating Committee on Readmission (NCCR) to function as the Focal Point within the Government. The mandate of this Committee is to make recommendations for Policy, Procedures and Programmes on all aspects of return and reintegration of Sri Lankan nationals, the Deputy High Commission said.“The Government of Sri Lanka, having considered a recommendation by this Mission, has decided to issue Machine Readable proper passports to those displaced people who reside in Tamil Nadu camps and outside instead of a temporary certificate. We are issuing all these documents without charging any statutory fee. This is a special gesture by the Government of Sri Lanka for the returning Sri Lankan nationals,” he said.
Infected iPhones, radar wave devices, and more: Activist pulls curtain back on NSA spy gear LONDON – A well-known privacy advocate has given the public an unusually explicit peek into the intelligence world’s tool box, pulling back the curtain on the National Security Agency’s arsenal of high-tech spy gear.Independent journalist and security expert Jacob Appelbaum on Monday told a hacker conference in Germany that the NSA could turn iPhones into eavesdropping tools and use radar wave devices to harvest electronic information from computers, even if they weren’t online.Appelbaum told hundreds of computer experts gathered at Hamburg’s Chaos Communications Conference that his revelations about the NSA’s capabilities “are even worse than your worst nightmares.”“What I am going to show you today is wrist-slittingly depressing,” he said.Even though in the past six months there have been an unprecedented level of public scrutiny of the NSA and its methods, Appelbaum’s claims — supported by what appeared to be internal NSA slideshows — still caused a stir.One of the slides described how the NSA can plant malicious software onto Apple Inc.’s iPhone, giving American intelligence agents the ability to turn the popular smartphone into a pocket-sized spy.Another slide showcased a futuristic-sounding device described as a “portable continuous wave generator,” a remote-controlled device which — when paired with tiny electronic implants — can bounce invisible waves of energy off keyboards and monitors to see what is being typed, even if the target device isn’t connected to the Internet.A third slide showcased a piece of equipment called NIGHTSTAND, which can tamper with wireless Internet connections from up to 8 miles (13 kilometres) away.An NSA spokeswoman, Vanee Vines, said that she wasn’t aware of Appelbaum’s presentation, but that in general should would not comment on “alleged foreign intelligence activities.”“As we’ve said before, NSA’s focus is on targeting the communications of valid foreign intelligence targets — not on collecting and exploiting a class of communications or services that would sweep up communications that are not of bona fide foreign intelligence interest to the U.S. government.”The documents included in Appelbaum’s presentation were first published by German magazine Der Spiegel on Sunday and Monday.Appelbaum and Der Spiegel have both played an important role in the disclosures of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, but neither has clarified whether the most recent set of slides came from Snowden. by Raphael Satter, The Associated Press Posted Dec 30, 2013 2:31 pm MDT
Pupils planning to participate in a second climate change march must prove they care about the environment, as one headteacher attempts to clamp down on those hoping to exploit the rally and play truant.Oxford Spires Academy has ruled its schoolchildren will only be allowed to join protests in the city tomorrow if they answer four questions which outline their concerns about the environment and the impact of the strikes.Headteacher Marianne Blake said the measures were introduced after some students took the opportunity to miss school and not attend the nationwide protests, despite indicating they would.The Youth Strike 4 Climate in the UK follows action taken by 15,000 students last month calling on the Government to take more stringent action on climate change.Its organisers are demanding the curriculum give more priority to environmental issues and for the government to declare a ‘state of climate emergency’ to highlight the severity of the ‘ecological crisis’. Students from the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement outside the gates of Downing Street during a climate change protest in Westminster, LondonCredit:Stefan Rousseau/PA But school leaders have warned that the strikes are causing major disruptions to planned lesson time which is damaging for pupil development.Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “We appealed to all involved in last month’s climate change ‘strike’ not to repeat the exercise, and we are disappointed that another protest is taking place. It places schools in a difficult position. “The problem is not only the disruption and loss of learning time but the fact that schools have responsibility for the safety and well-being of pupils, and it is a serious concern if pupils are off site and unsupervised. “While we understand the strength of feeling over climate change, missing school is not the right approach.”Speaking at the annual ASCL conference, education secretary Damian Hinds urged children to stop walking out on strikes and instead learn how they can play an active role in saving the environment.He said: “I want children in school, and I want children learning to be the engineers, the climate scientists, the geographers of the future. And you’ve got a much better chance of that being in school than not being in school.“I would also say to those children, it is great that they take an interest in this topic, which is one of the biggest topics facing us as a country and as a world. “Additional requirements have been put in place for this strike to ensure that the students attending are attending for the right reasons. Students will need to complete a written application. This must be submitted to me no later than 6pm on Wednesday.”The turnout for the second demonstration, which will see sizeable protests in major cities including London and Leeds, is expected to attract more students than attended the last ones. The action is part of a much wider global movement- spanning from Germany to Australia- known as Schools 4 Climate Action.It began when 15-year-old Greta Thunberg, from Sweden, skipped class to sit outside government buildings in September to protest at her country for not following the Paris Climate Agreement. 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is seen on stage as she takes part in a protest calling for urgent measures to combat climate change, in Hamburg, GermanyCredit:Morris MacMatzen/Reuters Youth Strike 4 Climate wants the voting age to be lowered to 16 so young people can shape future environmental policy as they feel politicians are currently ignoring it.Jake Woodier, from the Youth Strike 4 Climate said: “Students have proven over the last month that they’re highly intelligent and passionate about climate change. Schools are delivering an inadequate level of climate change education to students around the country, so it’s ironic that they’re choosing to examine students on climate change when they have been questioning the status quo.” However, headteachers across the country have expressed their suspicions about the protest being used as a cloak by some pupils to truant from their lessons. Ms Blake wrote in a letter to parents: “Unfortunately there were a number of students who were provided with permission from parents who did not to attend the rally on February 15 and this is not acceptable. “But they can actually take some pride in what this country has been doing. When you talk to people in other governments around the world, they do talk about what this country has done, and the leadership role that we have taken on climate change.“But there’s more that we need to do, clearly there is more that as a community we need to do. So yes in that respect, yes I’m delighted those children are taking a keen interest. But I would rather they were in school.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
“In my view, although it is a sad and unpleasant conclusion, the likely association of the appellant with this North London gang is a good example of his integration into one of the less savoury aspects of UK life.”But when the case came before the Upper Tribunal, a higher court, it was ruled that Judge Ruth had “erred in law” in accepting Binbuga’s argument that integration should not exclude gang culture.Judge Alistair McGeachy said: “I simply cannot accept that being a member of a gang in North London can possibly be considered to be an example of social and cultural integration.”There must be imported into the term ‘social and cultural integration’ the norms of British society. Indeed, I consider that being a member of a gang is the antithesis of being socially and culturally integrated in the UK.”Binbuga’s appeal against the decision to deport him was dismissed last week at the Court of Appeal.The Home Office has not said whether Binbuga has been deported yet.A Home Office spokeswoman said: “Foreign nationals who abuse our hospitality by committing crimes in the UK should be in no doubt of our determination to deport them and we have removed around 47,000 foreign offenders since 2010. “It would be inappropriate to comment whilst legal proceedings are ongoing.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A judge proclaimed a foreign criminal should be allowed to stay in the UK as his membership of a gang is evidence he has integrated into British society.Turkish national Tolga Binbuga, 29, came to the UK with his family when he was nine, and went on to be convicted for offences including robbery, assault and burglary.He had been linked with north London’s Get Money Gang.Although the rest of his family was granted British citizenship in 2010, he did not make an application.The Home Office first tried to deport him in 2014, but there have since been a number of appeals, with one judge ruling in 2016 that he should be allowed to remain here because he could be regarded as a “home-grown criminal”.Judge Evan Ruth said in his First Tier Tribunal ruling: “It is a sad and unpleasant fact of life that in various parts of London ‘gang culture’ is an accepted and widespread part of life for many young people.”According to the probation service report, the appellant is known to have previously associated with a gang called the ‘Get Money Gang’ in north London.”It is clear from the report that the probation service accepted that the appellant conducted his previous offending behaviour always in the presence of other young persons.
A far-right paedophile who plotted to murder a Labour MP gave a Nazi salute in court as he was jailed for life in prison at the Old Bailey. Jack Renshaw, 23, planned to kill Rosie Cooper – member of Parliament for West Lancashire – and also threatened to kill a police officer.He was sentenced to life on Friday and told he would have to serve a minimum of 20-years before he was considered for parole.As he was being taken down to the cells, a man in the public gallery shouted “we are with you Jack”, and he responded by giving a Nazi salute.Renshaw, who was a member of the far-right group, National Action, before it was outlawed, admitted hatching a plan to Ms Cooper after he was arrested on suspicion of child sex offences last year.But the 23-year from Skelmersdale in Lancashire, told other members of the extremist group that he had been set up by the police and left wing campaigners who wanted to discredit him.He then sought the group’s permission to take revenge by murdering the MP and also the female police officer who had arrested him. He told his National Action colleagues of the plan during a meeting at a pub in Warrington, but he was arrested before he carry out his plot when an informant, called Robbie Mullen, who was present at the meeting, contacted the anti-extremist group, Hope Not Hate to alert them as to what was happening. Last year Jack Renshaw was jailed for child sex offences Rosie Cooper became the target of Renshaw’s murderous plot Credit:PA It was later revealed that he had set up two fake Facebook profiles in order to groom two boys aged 13 and 14. He also requested intimate photographs of the pair, but was reported to police when one of the boys told a teacher what was happening.Renshaw was convicted of the offences last year, jailed for 16 months and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10-years.Once a poster boy for the far right British National Party, he had vehemently denied he was gay, telling police he did not believe in sex outside marriage and viewed homosexuality as “unnatural”.But when police seized his phones they revealed internet searches for homosexual pornography.Jenny Hopkins, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “A crime of this type against anyone is a serious matter but when our MPs are targeted it is also an attack on the democratic process and public service.“Jack Renshaw was prepared to act on his white supremacist world view and plotted to kill a Member of Parliament – a plan reminiscent of the abhorrent murder of Jo Cox MP.“He also made threats against a police officer and his prison sentence reflects the seriousness of the offences.” As part of his plot to kill Ms Cooper, he purchased a Gladius Sword from the internet and had carried out internet searches on how to cut the jugular artery. MP Rosie Cooper said in a statement: “My deepest wish is that this case is the last occasion when any public servant, any politician, has their life threatened for simply doing their job.”I believe today justice has been served. Not for me personally, but for every MP and public servant, and for our democratic way of life which affords us the privilege of free speech, without fear of violent retribution.”I wish to thank Robbie Mullen whose bravery saved my life, the Parliamentary Authorities including the Parliamentary Liaison and Investigation Team, the Police – Lancashire and Merseyside Forces and the North West Counter Terrorism unit for keeping me safe.”Thanks also to my family, friends and constituents for all their kindness, hard work and support over the last two years.”Now the case has ended, I will not be making any further comment. I look forward to focusing solely on my work on behalf of the people of West Lancashire as their MP.” He boasted to the youngsters he was rich and offered one of the boys £300 to spend the night with him. Jack Renshaw was a member of the outlawed neo Nazi group, National Action Jack Renshaw purchased a sword in order to kill the Mp, Rosie Cooper The prosecution claimed Renshaw had hatched his plot because he feared his true sexuality was about to be exposed, following his arrest for child sex offences. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Kissing Candice (224) What’s it rated? What’s it rated? http://jrnl.ie/4083154 Thursday 21 Jun 2018, 8:30 PM Source: LionsgateFilmsUK/YouTubeWhat we knowRupert Everett wrote and directed this film about the last years of Oscar Wilde’s life, where he reflects back on the highs and low points. Check out our interview with Rupert Everett here.What the critics say“The Happy Prince proves that a film can be both bleak and warm-spirited, as befits its mighty subject.” – Vulture“ Everett is phenomenal, of course, finding about seven different ways to play drunk, leaping his Wilde over the foppish-caricature tripwires and finding the generous, kind, narcissistic and self-dramatising man behind the elaborate public persona Wilde himself created.” – Empire 17 Comments Share1 Tweet Email PLANNING ON HEADING to the cinema this weekend?There are a few new movies out, but which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid? We take a look.Which one would you go see first?Ocean’s 8 Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTubeWhat we knowThe latest in the Ocean’s franchise sees it starting all women in the main roles. But is it as good craic as the first Ocean’s film, or does it fail to live up to the hype?What the critics say“Make no mistake: Ocean’s 8 isn’t particularly ambitious, in either that goal or its execution. The writing has a few holes, and Gary Ross’s direction never raises above the level of “workmanlike” — and doesn’t come close to Steven Soderbergh’s stylish work on 2001’s Ocean Eleven.” – Vox“Here, the peril levels are perhaps equivalent to crossing a quiet suburban street at 4am in the morning. It’s less like a heist, more like a group of well-dressed people carrying out their daily, thrill-neutral affairs.” – Little White Lies By Aoife Barry RottenTomatoes: 6.2/10IMDB: 6.3/10The Happy Prince Ocean’s 8The Happy PrinceKissing CandiceNone of themVote What’s it rated? RottenTomatoes: 6.8/10IMDB: 6.6/10Kissing Candice Source: Scannain/YouTubeWhat we knowIrish director Aoife McArdle’s first feature film is about a young girl living in a border town, who falls in love with a guy she meets in a dream.What the critics say“Candice spends her time on the verge of an out-of-body experience, and so does the film. Her loneliness, her anxiety, her romanticism and her medical condition mean that she is forever semi-fantasising the worst, and the best.” – The Guardian“McArdle was largely raised in Omagh – a town that suffered more than anywhere else – and, too obtuse to qualify as a character study, Kissing Candice is stuffed full of allusions to the traumas that plagued Northern Ireland towards the end of the last century.” – The Irish Times Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you. RottenTomatoes: 6.2/10IMDB: 7.3/10Which one would you go see first? Ocean’s 8 (908) None of them (2235) The Happy Prince (397) Short URL Jun 21st 2018, 8:31 PM 16,495 Views Poll Results: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
UE : le blocus de la PS3 est levéLa Cour de justice de l’Union européenne vient de trancher dans l’affaire opposant Sony à LG. Elle a ainsi décidé de lever le blocus décrété sur les importations de consoles PlayStation 3.Sony a réussi à renverser la situation. Les 300.000 PS3 de la firme japonaise saisies par les douanes néerlandaises vont bientôt lui être restituées et les importations vont pouvoir reprendre. Son rival, le constructeur coréen LG, a été condamné à lui verser 130.000 euros sous peine d’une astreinte de 200.000 euros par jour de retard dans le déblocage des consoles.A l’origine, la décision de bloquer les importations de PS3 avait été prise suite à une plainte déposée par LG, qui affirmait que le lecteur Blu-ray de la console de jeu de Sony enfreignait plusieurs de ses brevets. Le coréen réclame par ailleurs, aujourd’hui, un gel des importations aux Etats-Unis.Les deux entreprises restent néanmoins en froid au sujet de la violation de brevet.Le 11 mars 2011 à 11:31 • Emmanuel Perrin
The world of Avatar is one of richest fictional franchises in recent memory. From its magic karate to its intricate global history to its pan-Asian overall philosophies, it stands apart as a unique creation. It’s deep enough to fill up two whole shows (The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra) with plot and characters while still leaving fans hungry for more. Speaking of characters, one of the most endearing parts of the Avatar mythos is large cast of memorable characters. Some of these characters have more screen time than others, but they’re all worth celebrating. So here are, unranked, some of the best side characters from both shows in the Avatar universe.1. Avatar RokuAvatar Roku is basically the Dumbledore of the Avatar world. He’s an old, bearded, paternal, seemingly all-powerful guide to our young magical heroes. However, also like Dumbledore, he’s hiding a surprisingly morally grey past behind that nurturing persona. His relationship with Fire Lord Sozin, the instigator of the Fire Nation’s genocidal war, is a great bit of backstory.2. MaiAs Princess Azula’s sidekick, Mai could have easily been a one-note character. She’s the gloomy teen girl contrasted against Ty Lee the bubbly teen girl. But as the show teases out her relationship with Prince Zuko the more complex and fascinating a character she becomes. Zuko’s arc is the strongest on the show, and Mai’s becomes stronger by association. She also plays a pivotal role in Azula’s final breakdown, another great arc.3. Long FengAvatar trains viewers to expect that villains only come from the Fire Nation. After all, that’s the country waging war across the world for a century. So when we discover that the capital of the Earth Kingdom, the safest place on the planet, is actually under secret authoritarian control, we are shocked. And we hate the man responsible, the cold and ruthless bureaucrat Long Feng. A villain we love to hate is a great villain indeed.4. The Sun WarriorsIf you want to get reductive, each of the major cultures in Avatar maps onto an Asian culture or a culture from people descended from Asia. The Earth Kingdom is China, the Fire Nation is Japan, the Air Nomads are Tibetan, and the Water Tribe are Eskimos. However, the Sun Warriors, some of the earliest practitioners of the art of firebending, are clearly modeled after South American Aztec and Mayan cultures. So with their one brief appearance, they broaden the scope of the show’s international influences in a really exciting and unexpected way.5. Adult Avatar AangIn the The Last Airbender Aang is obviously a main character. The show is about his journey and is even named after him. However, by The Legend of Korra he’s been dead for 16 years, and the legacy he left behind as an adult still shapes the characters. He provides spiritual guidance to his successor as you’d expect, but it’s the quietly sad relationship between Aang and his now-adult children that adds so many appreciated layers of depth to his character. What made Aang a great leader for his people and for the world may have also made him a not-so-great father.6. IkkiIkki is the Jan Brady of the Avatar universe. A hyperactive middle child, she’s constantly overlooked in favor of her intelligent older sister Jinora and increasingly dickish little brother Meelo. But as one of the few airbenders left, Ikki deserves more attention. And whenever the show checks in on her, whether she has run away to make tea with animals or is negotiating with fascists, we’re all the better for it.7. TarrlokThe biggest difference between The Legend of Korra and its predecessor, at least when it debuted, was the show’s new urban setting. And like any city, Republic City has a seedy criminal underbelly and scheming politicians of all nationalities using that crime to further their own agendas. Secret bloodbender Tarrlok is another foe who begins as a bit of a stock character before gaining new depths, and the place the show ultimately takes him is one of the grimmest yet oddly poignant moments of the franchise.8. Avatar WanOne part Buddha part and one part Keanu Reeves, Wan becomes the first Avatar after merging with Raava the spirit of light during a fight for the fate of the Earth at Harmonic Convergence. But he’s also a good, chill dude we care about who just wants everyone, spirits and humanity, to get along. Even once he’s a literal god we feel for him as a person. You could even see the Avatar cycle itself as Raava honoring Wan’s legacy centuries after his death.9. ZaheerKorra’s self-contained seasons allowed the show to mix up its main villains. Zaheer is the best of the bunch, and not just because he was voiced by Henry Rollins. After two show’s worth of seeing airbenders as oppressed, lighthearted, good people, it was jarring witnessing the logical dark conclusions of a valid interpretation of airbender philosophy. Air is the element of freedom, so total anarchy is the only real political stance. Zaheer’s more violent airbending techniques, from flight to literally sucking the life out of someone, were also a visual treat.10. Suyin BeifongThe daughter of Toph, sister of Lin, and matriarch of the progressive metalbending city of Zaofu, famous Anne Heche performance Suyin Beifong is one of the more morally flexible ally characters from the latter half of Korra. She’s dedicated to helping people better themselves and she fiercely loves her family. However, she holds onto some personality traits from her criminal past that help the cause in ways more rigid characters can’t. But she adds friction as well, friction that pretty much causes the global conflict of the final season. Fans used to think Su would end up being a secret villain, but the show was smart to keep her a light shade of gray, like metal.11. Aasif MandviHear me out. The Last Airbender was a terrible movie. Even a good filmmaker couldn’t adapt 20 episodes worth of elaborate cartoons as one moderately budgeted live-action film, and M. Night Shyamalan isn’t a good filmmaker. But Aasif Mandvi as General Zhao was such a weird but entertaining bit of miscasting that I smile every time I remember it actually happened. Mandvi tries his best and I respect that, even if the movie he’s in leads to more unintended laughs than any Daily Show sketch.Purchase the entire series from Amazon here. James Cameron Congratulates Marvel on Beating ‘Avatar’ Box Office SpotFacebook Introduces Customizable Avatar Stickers Stay on target
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Family of late Tony Gwynn settles lawsuit with tobacco company September 7, 2018 Updated: 10:10 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings , Sasha Foo SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The family of the Padres hall-of-famer Tony Gwynn has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against a major tobacco company, a Gwynn family attorney said Friday.The Gwynn family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the U.S Smokeless Tobacco Company, who say targeted Gwynn as a young baseball player at San Diego State University, and then used him to promote the sales of smokeless tobacco.Gwynn died in 2014 due to salivary gland cancer. The Padres legend believed the cancer was caused by his frequent use of smokeless tobacco.Tony Gwynn used as many as two cans of smokeless tobacco per day, the equivalent to smoking four or five packs of cigarettes daily.The following statement was released on behalf of the Gwynn family from their attorney:According to attorneys for the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and attorneys for the Gwynn family, including David S. Casey, Jr. and Donald P. Tremblay, this matter has been resolved to all parties’ satisfaction. The terms will remain confidential. Posted: September 7, 2018 , Sasha Foo, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 36 points, Wesley Matthews added 24 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 105-100 on Sunday night for their fourth straight victory.Andre Miller finished with 15 points and 12 assists for Portland, which has won six straight over the Pistons. Ben Gordon scored 18 points and Tracy McGrady had 16 for Detroit.The Blazers took a 66-60 lead by running at every opportunity in the third quarter, but missed a chance to widen the gap when Nicolas Batum threw away a pass on a 4-on-1 break.Aldridge finished with 14 points in the quarter, but the Pistons scored the final nine to get back into the game. Portland led 74-70 going into the fourth, and Patty Mills scored the first five points of the quarter.Austin Daye’s four-point play started a Pistons rally, and they took an 83-82 lead on Will Bynum’s jumper with 7:36 left.Miller’s put-back gave the Blazers an 86-84 advantage with 5:32 left, and he added a free throw after Detroit coach John Kuester was called for a technical on the play.
Around a third (31%) of respondents believe their employer takes a greater interest in their physical health than their financial health, according to research by Wealth Wizards.Its survey of 2,000 individuals also found that 70% of respondents feel that their physical and emotional wellbeing is negatively impacted when they are in poor financial health.The research also found:62% of respondents are worried about not having enough money when they retire.36% of respondents think their current financial situation causes them more stress than their physical health, and 34% believe this will continue into retirement.58% of respondents believe their financial health is just as important as their physical health, and a further 10% believe their financial health is more important than their physical health.Phil Blows (pictured), director at Wealth Wizards, said: “It is important that employers acknowledge the connection between the physical wellbeing of their employees and financial stress. Processes need to be put in place to help them avoid falling into financial difficulty.“While it’s great that many employers build in benefits and measures to make sure that their employees are healthy, it is also important that they acknowledge the evolving spectrum of wellbeing that affects their employees. They can do this by putting basic safeguards in place like giving access to financial advice and a well thought out pension scheme, in addition to more traditional employee benefits.”
3:52 See All 0 Mobile World Congress 2019 OnePlus isn’t the only company to demo a 5G prototype phone. At CES 2019 in January, Samsung showed off its own 5G phone under glass. The tech giant is working to release a 5G phone with the US carrier Verizon in the first half of 2019, as well as two other 5G phones with AT&T. For more info about other upcoming 5G phones, check out CNET’s roundup here or click through the gallery below. In addition to 5G at MWC, phones with foldable screens and multiple cameras are also expected to debut at the conference as well. How 5G can change your life this year • Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone reading • OnePlus to show off 5G phone prototype at MWC 2019 Phones Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Share your voice Mobile World Congress 2019 Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Tags The OnePlus 6T. Angela Lang/CNET This year and 2020 promise to be big years for 5G. Not only do we expect carriers to roll out the next generation of high-speed mobile networks, we also anticipate a crop of new 5G phones that will work on said networks. One in particular is a prototype 5G phone from OnePlus, which the company plans to showcase at this year’s Mobile World Congress.The phone will diverge from OnePlus’ main family of flagship phones, which includes the OnePlus 6T, and will be one of the first previews many will get to see of a 5G phone. The company expects to sell the device by the end of May through the UK carrier EE. Now playing: Watch this: May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Post a comment 13 Photos