Gwalior: Pakistani Air Force side did not enter into Indian airspace after the Balakot airstrike, Air Marshal B S Dhanoa on Monday said while asserting that the IAF “achieved its military objective” in the operation while Pakistan did not.He said this in response to a question at a press conference held during a day-long event at the Gwalior Air Base to mark 20 years of the Kargil War. “They didn’t come into our airspace. And what was our objective? Our objective was to strike the (terror) camp and we have done that. We have achieved our objective. Their (Pakistani) objective was to hit our army places. They could not and that is the bottom line,” he said. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaDhanoa asserted that the IAF achieved its stated military objective but the Pakistani side did not. “But none of them (PAF side) crossed the LoC into our side,” he told reporters. The IAF on Monday also organised a seminar on ‘Air operations in Kargil war, lessons learnt and way forward’ at the Gwalior Air Force Station. The Air Force had struck a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot area on February 26 in response to the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahThe Pakistan Air Force retaliated the next day by unsuccessfully targeting various military installations in Jammu and Kashmir. Asked about the airspace being closed from the Pakistani side, Dhanoa said, “They deciding to close the airspace is their problem.” “Our economy is vibrant and air traffic is a very important part and you have noticed that the Air Force has never stopped our civilian air traffic,” he said. “Only on February 27, we had stopped Srinagar airspace for two-three hours. We did not allow tension with Pakistan to dictate our civil aviation because our economy is much bigger and much stronger as compared to theirs,” he added. Praising the Mirage-2000, the IAF chief recalled how the use of the aircraft equipped with laser-guided bombs, coupled with the ground forces had turned the tide of the war. In Balakot operation too Mirage-2000 aircraft, equipped with SPICE bomb, after taking off from the Gwalior Base, had pounded the JeM camp. Referring to the Kargil conflict, Dhanoa said Mirage aircraft of the IAF carried out effective strikes on Pakistani infiltrators. “We stand by the people who achieved this. Pakistan did not have beyond visual range missile. When you have an element of surprise by your side then you can make success. Purpose of our attack has always been to show our resolve and capability,” Dhanoa said. PTI
New research suggests that any type of significant oil spill in Canada’s western Arctic would likely spread quickly and foul oceans around Alaska and possibly as far west as Russia.“Spills originating from the Canadian Beaufort and resulting coastal oiling could be an international issue,” says the report from RPS Applied Science Associates, a global environmental consultancy. The research, funded by the World Wildlife Fund, comes as the National Energy Board prepares to consider blowout prevention plans in two separate proposals for offshore energy drilling.“The need for this information is very urgent,” said David Miller, president of WWF Canada. “The National Energy Board is considering these questions now. Decisions are being made.”The consultants considered 22 different oil-spill scenarios in the Beaufort Sea, off the northwest coast of the Northwest Territories.They included a fuel or oil spill from a tanker, a pipeline release and blowouts in shallow and deep water. The scenarios also varied the time of year, length and size of spill, as well as the type and timing of the cleanup.Modelling was based on the latest data on ice, weather and ocean currents in the area. Estimates of probable spill sizes and effectiveness of cleanup measures were developed from information used by industry.The consultants found that in all cases there would be at least an up to 50 per cent chance that an oily slick would spread into Alaska. There would be up to a 10 per cent chance the oil — appearing as “sheen, scattered oil pockets under ice, or scattered tarballs” — would drift as far west as Russian waters in the Chukchi Sea.In the case of a blowout, it’s almost certain that oil would spread across international boundaries, the report says. There would be up to a 25 per cent chance of affecting Russia. That probability wouldn’t change much with cleanup involving chemical dispersants, although the size of the slick would be smaller.Subsurface oil contamination from a blowout would also be highly likely to spread into Alaska. “It is quite startling at how quickly and how widely they can spread, whether it’s a small spill, a spill of different types of oil, or spills at different types of the season,” said project co-ordinator Dan Slavik. A 2011 report commissioned by the energy board concluded that cleanup efforts after an offshore oil spill in the Arctic could be impossible at least one day in five because of bad weather or sea ice.Although research on the effects of oil spills on Arctic wildlife is incomplete, Miller pointed out the waters studied are important habitat for marine wildlife such as beluga whales.“The work shows that even with minor spills there’s a major impact,” he said. “There’s significant risk to nature in the Arctic from these spills.”Area aboriginals, who helped design the study, have a compelling interest in the issue, said Frank Pokiak of the Inivialuit Game Council.“We’re interested in seeing what direction the oil goes,” he said.Inuvialuit depend on seals, whales and fish from the waters that would be affected. “If there’s an oil spill, it’s going to be devastating for us,” Pokiak said.The energy board is considering proposals from Imperial Oil and Chevron Canada for offshore drilling in the Arctic.Current rules require them to have a second drill rig nearby to promptly sink a pressure-relieving well in the case of a blowout, which would make capping it much easier. Both companies are seeking an exemption and proposing methods they say would be equally effective and much cheaper than bringing in a second rig.The board has agreed to consider their alternatives.Imperial is to make its plans known early this fall; Chevron will wait until next year. Neither company is considering any drilling until 2020.
Several suspects arrested at a party at the Dubai hotel were sent back to Sri Lanka over the past few weeks. (Colombo Gazette) Mohammed Faizer was later arrested and handed over to the Colombo Crimes Division. Two more suspects who were arrested at a hotel in Dubai in February with notorious underworld leader Makandure Madush, were deported to Sri Lanka and detained at the Katunayake airport.The suspects were identified as Mohammed Nazim Mohammed Faizer and Mohomed Jabeer Mohomed Mufa. The Police said that the two suspects were detained at the airport last night by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
Former Ohio State linebacker Bobby Carpenter (42) rushes the quarterback.Credit: Courtesy of TNSSome current and former Ohio State Buckeyes will be seeing a payday thanks to an approved settlement from an ongoing class-action lawsuit against the NCAA and Electronic Arts.U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken approved a $60 million settlement in the case, benefiting college players who appeared in the yearly installment versions of EA’s NCAA football and basketball video games ranging from 2003-2013.“This landmark decision marks the first time student-athletes will be paid for their likeness or image and stands as a huge victory in the ongoing fight for student athletes’ rights,” the plaintiffs’ attorney Steve Berman said in a release.Former OSU standout linebacker Bobby Carpenter told The Lantern that he and his three younger brothers have already filed their claims.“I was glad to see that the case is finally resolved and many former players will be compensated for their past likeness,” Carpenter said.Carpenter said the amount each player will receive will depend on how many people file claims and the years played. He said his claim will be lesser because he played in the earlier years of the franchise.The deadline for players to submit a claim has been extended to July 31, with the estimated total payout for a player who appeared in four versions of the game up to $6,486, according to a court document found on NCAA–EA–Likeness–Settlement.com.Carpenter, now a co-host of “Carpenter and Rothman” on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, was a two-time second-team All-Big Ten linebacker at OSU and was drafted No. 18 overall in the 2006 NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys.Carpenter’s brothers all played football collegiately, as well, and appeared in different versions of the game. Jon Carpenter played for the University of Cincinnati as a linebacker and running back from 2004-2007 and served as a defensive graduate assistant for the Buckeyes in 2014, George Carpenter played linebacker at Marshall University and Nathan Carpenter played defensive back for Ohio University.A fan of the video game series, Bobby Carpenter said he would like to see the game make a return to consoles.“Hopefully the game will be able to continue with athletes receiving a portion of the royalties going forward,” Carpenter said. “It is a great game and would be a shame to not bring it back.”EA has not produced a new version of the game since 2013 when “NCAA Football 14” was released, and an NCAA basketball game hasn’t been released since 2009.A current Buckeye who would like to see the game make a return is redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones, who tweeted a picture of himself as the 2016 cover athlete.Wonder what my rating would’ve been on #NCAA16 ? guess we’ll never know pic.twitter.com/6efH507PNe— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 21, 2015OSU vice president and athletic director Gene Smith told The Lantern in an email that he has not spoken with any of the players relevant to the lawsuit.“I am not aware of any former players who adjoined the suit nor have I engaged in any discussions about it with players,” Smith said.Current players who could make a claim include anyone who appeared in the 2012 or 2013 versions of the game, meaning they are currently in at least their third year of NCAA eligibility.
← Previous Story CL (Round 6): Medvedi win again, Kadetten beats Savehof Next Story → Battling GB Women lose out to Austria It took him long, but in his years every pain hurts more. The legendary right back of Iceland, Olafun Stefansson (39), finally made his debut for AG Kobenhavn after a very long break. Former EHF CL winner with Magdeburg and Ciudad Real, who also played two years in Rhein-Neckar Lowen, fulfilled the wish of his friend, the AGK owner, Jesper Nielsen, and played for the Danish champion. AGK won with 34:26 at the visit of Lemvig, and Stefansson scored 3 goals, and showed good form, which could be pretty useful for Iceland at the EHF EURO 2010.
Share9 Tweet Email5 Objection lodged against massive Cork housing plan A local veterinary hospital is objecting to the current plan. 18 Comments By Paul Hosford Image: Google Maps A VETERINARY HOSPITAL has lodged an appeal against the building of a massive housing plan on Cork’s northside.Before Christmas, Cork City Council granted permission to HRP Construction to demolish the former industrial buildings at the Sunbeam factory site in Blackpool and build 81 homes.The decision follows years of speculation and plans for the site, which was gutted by fire in 2003.Previous applications had planned retail units and a 183-room hotel. The current plan consists of 25 two-bedroom apartments, 25 three-bedroom duplex apartments, six one-bedroom apartments, six two-bed duplexes, five two bed townhouses and 13 three-bed townhouses.The proposed development also includes the provision of a local community centre with a two-bed apartment overhead.However, the new plan has drawn objections from some locals. Source: Eamon Pearse/YouTubeIn a lengthy appeal filed on 5 January, the owners of the nearby Sunbeam Veterinary Hospital (SVH) outline their objections to the plan. The appeal was sent by An Bord Pleanala to Cork City Council last month.The SVH appeal, compiled by a consulting engineer, says that the plan contradicts the Cork City Development Plan, the Blackpool Local Area Plan and the National Spatial Strategy.It warns that the plan would represent “over intensification” of the site. It adds that the application doesn’t pay adequate consideration to the veterinary hospital, which has operated beside the site since 2004. It says that the hospital hasn’t been provided adequate parking in the plan and “did not ask for this development and should not have the imposition of inadequate access and parking”. Source: fdeanpop/YouTubeThe appeal goes on outline concerns about traffic, a lack of footpaths and sustainability.“I would ask the Board to consider the foregoing and to either refuse to grant permission or condition alterations to plan to provide a sustainable and integrated development incorporating safety and adequate parking for such a mixed-use development.”Fianna Fáil councillor John Sheehan, who lives near the site, says that he is in favour of the plan, if it is done correctly.“We need more housing and the plan has a lot of what is needed. It’s a huge site and there’s a lot of developments going to happen. There is due to be 1,600 houses built in the area in the next few years. If it’s done sensibly, it would be good. But if they all came on stream at once, you’d be worried.“It would be huge for the area, which has suffered from deprivation in recent years.”The site was home to the Sunbeam Wolsey factory from the 1920s. The factory would be one of Cork’s largest employers for decades before the site was gutted by fire in 2003.Read: Objections made against plan for 12-storey hotel tower in Cork city centre http://jrnl.ie/3849842 The Sunbeam site. 25,362 Views The Sunbeam site. Image: Google Maps Feb 14th 2018, 6:06 AM Short URL Wednesday 14 Feb 2018, 6:05 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Hépatite B : vaccin, symptômes, transmission, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?L’hépatite B est une maladie infectieuse. Il s’agit du type d’hépatite virale le plus fréquent et le plus mortel. C’est également le seul à posséder un vaccin. Quels sont ses symptômes et comment se transmet-il ?Définition : qu’est ce que l’hépatite B ?L’hépatite B est une maladie infectieuse causée par le virus du même nom entraînant une inflammation du foie. Il s’agit de la plus commune et de la plus mortelle des hépatites virales. L’hépatite B peut prendre une forme chronique (infection supérieure à six mois) et entraîner des risques importants de décès par cirrhose ou cancer hépatique.Environ 240 millions d’individus sont touchés par une infection chronique du virus de l’hépatite B (VHB) dans le monde. Plus de 780.000 personnes en meurent chaque année. Un vaccin contre l’hépatite B existe depuis 1982. Il est efficace dans 95% des cas. Il s’agit par ailleurs du seul virus provoquant une hépatite virale chronique à posséder un vaccin. Symptômes de l’hépatite BL’hépatite B aiguë est le plus souvent asymptomatique. S’ils se déclarent, les signes cliniques sont proches de ceux d’une grippe : fièvre, grande fatigue, troubles digestifs, perte d’appétit, nausées, vomissements. Dans un cas sur trois, la personne infectées présente également les symptômes d’une inflammation du foie, avec ou sans jaunisse. La période d’incubation est de 75 jours en moyenne et peut varier entre 40 et 180 jours. Pour 10% des malades, l’infection persiste et évolue en une hépatite B chronique. Il n’existe cependant pas de symptômes apparents. Les lésions au niveau du foie peuvent provoquer des complications tardives comme une cirrhose ou un cancer du foie. Transmission de l’hépatite BLe virus de l’hépatite B est extrêmement contagieux. Sa transmission se fait par toutes les sécrétions biologiques, essentiellement par voie sanguine (injections, transfusions) ou sexuelle. Il est 50 à 100 fois plus infectieux que le virus du sida (VIH).Le mode de contamination le plus fréquent est par l’utilisation de seringues ou d’aiguilles non stérilisées lors d’injections intraveineuses ou pour des tatouages, des piercings ou encore de l’acupuncture. Le VHB peut également se transmettre de la mère à l’enfant durant la grossesse ou l’accouchement si elle n’est pas traitée. Tant que l’hépatite B n’est pas guérie, les sécrétions du corps (sang et sperme) sont contagieuses. La salive peut également renfermer le virus en cas d’hépatite aiguë ou très active. Toutefois, les transmissions par la salive sont rares et ne se font que dans des conditions très précises, par exemple en cas d’une muqueuse buccale lésée. Traitement de l’hépatite BIl est très difficile d’éradiquer le VHB de l’organisme une fois que l’hépatite B est dans sa phase chronique. En effet, le génome du virus peut s’intégrer dans celui des cellules infectées. C’est pour cela qu’il est important de réaliser un dépistage précoce et de se faire vacciner. Le traitement contre l’hépatite B ne permet pas de guérir de la maladie mais a pour but de contrôler la multiplication du virus. À lire aussiNouveau plan national de lutte contre les hépatites Deux traitements différents peuvent être proposés en fonction du patient. Le premier repose sur la prise d’analogues nucléosidiques, des molécules qui empêchent la réplication du virus. Le second se base lui sur l’utilisation de l’interféron alpha pendant 6 à 12 mois. Il s’agit d’un immunomodulateur dont le rôle est de rendre le virus inactif. Il est efficace dans un tiers des cas. Comme les recherches ont récemment abouti sur des nouveautés thérapeutiques dans le cadre de l’hépatite C, des progrès sont également espérés dans la prise en charge contre l’hépatite B.Le 17 novembre 2015 à 16:19 • Maxime Lambert
March 30, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Dave Scott takes a deeper look into Women’s Golf and the amazing athletes that started it all, in his World of Wonder Updated: 8:02 PM Posted: March 30, 2019 Categories: Dave’s World Of Wonder, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dave Scott’s World of Wonder – Women’s Golf KUSI Newsroom
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The fishing trip off the rugged north coast of St. Lucia was supposed to last all day, but about four hours into the journey, the boat’s electric system crackled and popped.Dan Suski, a 30-year-old business owner and information technology expert from San Francisco, had been wrestling a 200-pound marlin in rough seas with help from his sister, Kate Suski, a 39-year-old architect from Seattle. It was around noon April 21.He was still trying to reel in the fish when water rushed into the cabin and flooded the engine room, prompting the captain to radio for help as he yelled out their coordinates.It would be nearly 14 hours and a long, long swim before what was supposed to be a highlight of their sunny vacation would come to an end.As the waves pounded the boat they had chartered from the local company “Reel Irie,” more water flooded in. The captain threw life jackets to the Suskis.
Hyderabad: Dr V Praveen Rao, assumed charge as Vice-Chancellor of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) here on Friday, at his chambers in the administrative office in Rajendranagar. The VC has assured charge after the State government issued an order reappointing him as the VC for further period of three years. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Registrar PJTSAU Dr Sudheer Kumar and other university officers met the VC in his chambers and congratulated him for being appointed as VC for a further term. Several members of the teaching and nonteaching staff, outsourcing staff members met the VC and congratulated him. Later, the VC along with the registrar inaugurated Automatic Book lending Machine in the University Knowledge management centre (University Library). The radio frequency identification self-check system based automatic book lending machine services were introduced in PJTSAU knowledge management centre here. The university officers, students were present at the inauguration programme.
Madhapur: Eleven Point Two presents ‘Melodious Moments with Sunitha’ – a live concert by popular film playback singer Sunitha at Shilpakalavedika on August 4 from 6pm onwards. Yet another highlight of the event is that 3 Generations of musicians come together for the first time in Hyderabad. Along with Sunitha, who has a huge 4.2 million digital followers and is known for her charm and beautiful songs that shook the Tollywood industry for over a decade, will be Lydian Nadeshwaram, the Chennai-born world-level talent who’s known as world’s fastest piano player and won $1 million prizes. Band Capricio, with a cult following in Hyderabad, will also perform at the event which feature a unique 3D mapping dress that is expected to make the audience go bonkers over the experience.
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) N.R. Narayana Murthy launched Infosys in 1981 with six other colleagues on a mere $250 borrowed from his wife. The tiny sum kept the company going for some time but the hunger and animal spirit in him did not die. “We stayed in very inexpensive hotels… we didn’t have any cars, sometimes we took buses, sometimes we walked. It was tough,” Murthy said once. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us A story of struggles and extraordinary persistence, it took a lot of patience for Murthy to create what Infosys is today – a giant tech powerhouse. Although there is no doubt that the current Indian tech startup ecosystem has witnessed a dramatic rise amid fast adoption of emerging technologies, do we witness the same exuberance of animal spirit among young entrepreneurs? Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us The country added 1,200 new technology startups in 2018 as against 1,000 in 2017, and the momentum has not dipped in the first half of 2019. The momentum is on simply because of easy funding route amid scores of venture capitalists and angel investors lining up to put their money in the growing breed of fintech, agritech and healthtech startups. Advertise With Us The funding in the Indian tech startups hit $5.85 billion in the first half of 2019, according to DataLabs by Inc42. However, the easy funding route has killed the passion to go beyond the obvious and take big risks among young entrepreneurs who are often accused of copying Silicon Valley ideas and replicate those in the Indian market, feel experts. “As India’s middle class grows, startup entrepreneurs focused on solving consumer challenges are benefiting from the fresh green shoots of easy capital availability,” said Prabhu Ram, Head, Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CyberMedia Research (CMR). The advent of large investors with deep financial pockets and stamina for big bets, and the heft to play kingmaker is changing the nature of startup scene. “In comparison, the earliest wave of Indian entrepreneurs took big risks, with no easy access to capital, and navigating large swathes of information gaps, with no clear trajectory to the market, to finally see market success,” Ram told IANS. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak who visited India last year, categorically said that he does not see big advances in tech companies in the country. Speaking at the ET Global Business Summit in New Delhi, ‘Woz” said: “What is the biggest tech company here, Infosys maybe? The culture here is one of success based upon academic excellence, studying, learning, practising and having a good job and a great life”. One can be optimistic on the booming tech scene in India now but this may not be the case tomorrow as big risk-taking capacity appears to be dying. A report by IBM Institute for Business Value and Oxford Economics found that 90 per cent of Indian startups fail within the first five years and the main reason is lack of innovation. The IT industry’s apex body Nasscom is also “cautiously optimistic” about the year ahead, considering macro-economic factors and various geopolitical “uncertainties” such as India-China and India-US trade relations. The success stories of tech startups will remain confined to India without global footprint as, according to “Woz”, “I do not believe there will be any big tech company or breakthrough in India similar to Google, Facebook or Apple”.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) with his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan.ReutersJust a day ahead of India’s General Elections, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he thinks there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wins the general election and comes back to power. Imran Khan’s statement came days after Pakistan minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the nuclear-armed neighbour has reliable intelligence about India planning a new attack on Pakistan. “As per our information, India can attack Pakistan between April 16 and 20,” Qureshi told the media.While giving an interview to a small group of foreign journalists, the Pakistan Prime Minister said that if the next Indian government were led by the opposition Congress party, it might be too scared to seek a settlement with Pakistan over Kashmir, fearing a backlash from the right. “Perhaps if the BJP – a right-wing party – wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached,” Imran Khan said.The cricketer-turned-politician also said that he never thought of seeing what is happening in India right now. “Muslim-ness is being attacked,” Khan said. Imran Khan said Indian Muslims he knew who many years ago had been happy about their situation in India were now very worried by extreme Hindu nationalism.He said Modi, like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was electioneering based on “fear and nationalist feeling”. The BJP’s pledge this week to propose stripping decades-old special rights from the people of Jammu and Kashmir, which prevent outsiders from buying property in the state, was a major concern, though it could also be electioneering, Imran Khan said.Imran Khan did appear to offer India an olive branch, saying that Islamabad was determined to dismantle all Pakistan-based militias in the country and that the government had full support from Pakistan’s powerful army for the programme. Those to be dismantled include groups involved in Kashmir, reports Reuters.Nuclear-armed neighbours Pakistan and India both claim Kashmir in full but rule in part. Imran Khan said Kashmir was a political struggle and there was no military solution, adding that Kashmiris suffered if armed militants from Pakistan came across the border, leading to Indian army crackdowns.INDO-PAK TENSIONSSince 1947, India and Pakistan have fought three wars, two over Kashmir. The relations between the two neighbours deteriorated after a suicide bombing killed 40 Indian paramilitary troopers in Kashmir on February 14. Though Islamabad denied responsibility for the Feb 14 attack, Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack. This deadly attack prompted India to carry out a cross border air strike against what it said was a militant training camp in Pakistan.AIRSTRIKE 2019The town of Balakot was struck by the Indian Air Force (IAF) at 3:30 am on the morning of February 26 in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, twelve days after the Pulwama terror attack on 14 February. The IAF fighter jets dropped around 1,000kg bombs, which reportedly killed at least 350 Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists. However, Pakistan has denied time and again India’s claims of having inflicted casualties at the JeM terror camps.Meanwhile, Imran Khan said there was still the possibility if the polls turn against Modi in the next few weeks that India could take some further military action against Pakistan. The 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19, with results due on 23 May.
Stay on target MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Is I, Tonya good?Yes.What’s it about?The Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan Olympics scandal of 1994 – and if you don’t know or remember what that was, don’t tell me. I felt old enough watching Millennials discover that Kato Kaelin was an actual person last year.Who?…Nevermind.Sorry. So, this movie is about…?Right. Okay. Basically, it’s a biopic of Tonya Harding. She was a figure skater who was considered by many to the best in the world at one point in her career but whose time in the sport was forcibly ended when, during the run-up to the 1994 Winter Olympics, an attacker who broke the leg of rival American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan during training was discovered to have been hired by Harding’s ex-husband. The question of what Harding knew about the hit and when touched off a media frenzy, and while both women did end up competing in the games that year Harding subsequently found herself transformed into a media pariah and banned from skating for life. Margot Robbie has the title role.Wow. The trailers make it look kind of funny – is it?Kind of, but only certain scenes would truly qualify as “dark comedy.” For the most part, it’s a drama that’s very sympathetic to Harding’s side of the story. Accepting her contention that she didn’t really know what her ex-husband (who had a history of abusing her) was actually up to and harshly critical of the way the media opted to portray her as a cartoonish villain and go-to late night comedy punchline for several years.So why sell it like that?Probably because that’s what people are expecting, given that most folks’ cultural memory of the event WAS overwhelmingly shaped by the media’s “absurdist comedy” approach to covering the story. The film is largely an indictment of the media in this regard, tracking back to Harding’s childhood (browbeaten and bullied into pushing herself at skating by an abusive mother) and paying serious focus how the skating world was (allegedly) hostile and prejudiced toward her even before the incident despite her well-regarded athletic skill.What was the deal there?Figure skating gauges performance on subjective judgments of “presentation” as well as technical skill, and the film contends that Harding’s rural working-class background and lack of “classical” skating refinement. Her costumes, hairstyle, choice of skating music and aggressive style had seen her caricatured as “white trash” was held against her by a sport that preferred to center upscale “princess types” of which Kerrigan was the archetype. She was also seen as “too old” in 1994, only able to compete in the first place because The Olympics changed its scheduling to add more games.So it’s not a happy movie, is what I’m hearing here.It’s a bit of a downer, yeah, despite the occasional amusement to be had once the idiot-absurdity of “the plan” goes into motion. It’s eventually more ANGRY than sad, though – basically framing Harding’s life as an ongoing cycle of abuse and explicitly naming the media of the time and the audience that laughed along with it as complicit in that abuse.How is Margot Robbie?Excellent. Walking away unscathed from the wreck of Suicide Squad already handily proved she’s a natural-born movie star, but she’s doing next-level work here. She’s carrying the whole film for the most part, and has to make quick turns from comedy to dark-drama whenever the film wants to hit the audience with a gut-punch tonal shift. The only times she’s not the most electrifying thing onscreen is when Allison Janney is sharing it with her as Tonya’s hellishly rotten mother; who the film all but outright names as the real villain of the piece – the monster who started all the dominoes falling. It’s very possible she’s Bad Mom’d her way to an Oscar nomination here.Any other standout performances?Like I said, it’s overwhelmingly Robbie’s show. But Sebastian Stan turns in solid work as Jeff Gillooly (the abusive-ex) that walks a fine line between extremes of “so stupid you almost can’t hate him” and “abusive creep you want to see bad things happen to.” Character actor and producer Paul Walter Hauser also turns out to be a scene-stealer as Shawn Eckhart, the “best friend” who becomes Gilooly’s middle-man for setting up the hit. He’s doing a scary-accurate take on a very specific breed of Middle American self-delusion (a dimwit manchild who’s convinced himself he’s some kind of dangerous spy/agent/operative for no apparent reason) that’s eerily true to life.Any issues?It doesn’t go quite as deep in the surrounding world and characters as it does on Harding, which is a bit disappointing given what a chaotic narrative this all eventually turned out to have been. Director Craig Gillespie doesn’t quite manage the intentionally jarring shifts between comedy and drama or reality versus fantasy-sequence in all cases. But these are minor details, and as a star-vehicle, for Robbie, it’s a total winner. Recommended.
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NEW YORK — The tragic, but inspiring story of a young Haitian orphan led Mitch Albom to write his first nonfiction book in over a decade.Harper announced Tuesday that Albom’s “Chika” comes out in November. The title refers to a girl born days before the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The child was transferred to an orphanage Albom runs in Port Au Prince.Albom and his wife, Janine, eventually brought Chika to their home in Detroit after she was diagnosed at age 5 with a brain tumour. The book tells of their two-year journey to find treatment before Chika died in 2017, at age 7.Albom is known for bestsellers such as the nonfiction “Tuesdays With Morrie” and the novel “For One More Day.” He calls “Chika” his “hardest yet most important book.”The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New Mitch Albom book, ‘Chika,’ coming in November by The Associated Press Posted Feb 19, 2019 8:01 am PDT
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