Over Two Lakh Indian Students in US Varsities, Says US Govt Report

first_imgAs many as 2,11,703 Indian students are currently studying in various American universities, a latest official report has said.India ranks second in number of foreign students studying in the US. China tops the list with 3,77,070 students.In its latest biannual report on international student trends, 49% of the F and M student population in the United States hailed from either China (3,77,070 students) or India (2,11,703 students), and interest continues to grow.Read it at Hindustan TImes Related Itemslast_img

Win Copa America or don’t return: Diego Maradona warns Argentina players

first_imgArgentine football legend Diego Maradona has issued a stern warning to Lionel Messi and Co. as they gear up to face Chile in the final of the centenary Copa America in New Jersey on Monday. Argentina thrashed the United States 4-0 to book their place in the final as Messi became the country’s all-time leading goalscorer.Maradona, who led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, told C5N on Wednesday: “Of course I think we’ll win.””But if you don’t win, don’t come back,” he added. (Sky’s the limit for goal-machine Lionel Messi)Argentina are hot favourites to win the Copa and end a trophy drought that extends back to 1993, when they won the Copa in Ecuador.They reached the finals of the Copa America in 2015 and the World Cup in 2014 but narrowly lost both matches.last_img read more

Evra sacked & faces mammoth UEFA ban

first_imgOlympique Marseille Evra sacked by Marseille after UEFA ban him for entire season for fan attack Goal Last updated 2 years ago 00:45 11/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Patrice Evra Marseille Getty Images Olympique Marseille Olympique Marseille v Vitória Guimarães Vitória Guimarães UEFA Europa League The veteran’s karate kick on a fan has seen him barred from UEFA competitions for the rest of 2017-18, while both clubs were also punished Patrice Evra has been sacked by Marseille and handed a season-long ban by UEFA from the federation’s club competitions after kicking a club fan during a touchline fracas. The former Manchester United and Juventus full-back was initially internally suspended by his club for the incident, which took place prior to kick-off in a Europa League clash against Vitoria. And just minutes after UEFA made public a season-long suspension for the player, Marseille in turn revealed his contract had been terminated “by mutual consent”. 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 Citing his “impeccable behaviour” since joining the Ligue 1 side from Juve in January 2017, L’OM nevertheless recognised the “irreparable” damage that had been caused by Evra’s attack on a fan. Supporters’ indignation at the exuberant Evra came to a head at the weekend, when banners calling on him to “get out of the club” were shown at the Stade Velodrome ahead of a home clash with Caen.While his Marseille career may have come to an abrupt end, Evra’s UEFA ban will be in force at any European club that wishes to hire his services until June 30 2018. The player has also received a fine of €10,000 for his actions. Marseille and Vitoria were likewise sanctioned by the UEFA disciplinary committee, which released the findings of its investigation on Friday. The Ligue 1 club was hit with a €25,000 fine and ordered to settle with Vitoria over the damages caused by supporters, while the latter was fined €5,000 for a pitch invasion carried out by home fans. Evra, meanwhile, has so far remained defiant in the wake of scandal, thanking “real” Marseille supporters at the weekend for their support.last_img read more

Michael Rhodes ready for a Saracens start after summer rebuild of collarbone

first_img Since you’re here… Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Rhodes gives the impression that is a sensation he is yet to experience but it soon becomes clear he had been playing through pain for some time. “The tip of my collarbone, about an inch from the end, broke off,” he said. “After it was misdiagnosed, cartilage formed in that break so basically formed a new joint. I played with that discomfort and with rehabbing and strengthening the muscles around it. I managed to play for four years and the joint that formed; I re-broke that against Clermont. I went for scans and it turned out it was broken, not a dislocation as they thought.”Despite carrying the injury, the South Africa-born blindside flanker appeared in all but one of Saracens 23 Premiership matches, often turning out in the second row, where the team were blighted by injuries. He was ever present throughout their European campaign which culminated with their successful title defence and while six team-mates were picked in the initial Lions touring party, it was Rhodes who was named as the player of the season by his peers.Having arrived at Saracens in the summer of 2015, Rhodes does not become eligible for England until next summer – and he will not quite do so in time to tour South Africa – but he has made his choice and Jones can pick him next autumn, regardless of the fact World Rugby voted in May to extend the residency period to five years.So how did the conversation with Jones go? “Just a brief phone call. He just said: ‘Keep up the good work, I’ve got my eye on you,’ and I think it was just a complimentary call. He’s focusing on the players he’s got. I don’t really expect too much communication until I qualify.”Continuing Saracens’ imperious start to the season is more of a priority and Rhodes starts against Bath on Saturday, having come on with 20 minutes to go at Twickenham and with eight tries already on the scoreboard. Maro Itoje again starts, this time in the second row, while Mako Vunipola, Owen Farrell and Liam Williams are set for their first appearances of the season from the bench. There is still no place for Billy Vunipola, while Anthony Perenise starts at tighthead in Bath’s only change.In Rhodes’ case, ring rust would be an obvious concern considering how little training he managed over the summer but he clearly relishes the heat of battle. “You’ve just got to get through it, get a bit of game hardness and get back into it,” he said. “Training, you can sometimes be a bit tentative in contact. I’m sure there will be times in the next couple of games when it’s a bit sore but that’s just part of coming back. The game is the best place to test it out, get stuck in, get your mind on other things and go balls to the wall.” Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Saracens Rugby union Topics Read morecenter_img Share via Email Premiership Support The Guardian England rugby union team features Saracens off to flying start as Schalk Brits humiliates Northampton Eddie Jones … 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. Shining brightest among Saracens’ galaxy of stars is no easy task but it was an achievement all the more impressive considering Michael Rhodes was playing out of position for large parts of last season. Add in the fact the 29-year-old effectively did so with a broken collarbone and it becomes not only a remarkable feat but also easy to see why Eddie Jones has been in contact.It was a surprise, therefore, to see Rhodes on the bench rather than starting against Northampton last Saturday. That is until he explains how, in the European Cup final in May, he suffered a recurrence of an injury first sustained four years ago, underwent surgery to remove a piece of hip bone and attach it to the collarbone, spent three-and-a-half months in a sling and began pre-season training just a few days before that match. It then becomes astonishing he was on the bench at all.“I injured my shoulder in Cape Town four years ago and it was misdiagnosed when I broke the collarbone. I injured it again when we played Clermont,” the 6ft 6in flanker said. “They had to cut a piece of bone out of my hip and replace a piece of bone in my collarbone with a plate and a couple of things. It ended up being something that could have been prevented four years ago but as it is, it has come right now. The plate is still in. It will remain in there unless it becomes a problem – pain or something like that.” Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Road Improvements for Cumberland County

first_imgTRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Road Improvements for CumberlandCounty The province is building better roads in Cumberland County. A tender call has been announced to repave three sections ofroadway totaling about 9.2 kilometres. “We are continuing to invest in better roads for Nova Scotians,”said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works.”We are upgrading important sections of road in this county, andnow we are planning to work on other important sections ofhighway.” The tender covers Route 321, from Oxford town line south toWyvern Road, about 5.1 kilometres; Route 301, from CarringtonRoad east to Trunk 6, about 3.4 kilometres; and Route 307, fromTrunk 6 to Quarry Hill Road, about 0.7 kilometres. The tender closes Wednesday, July 7 and work is expected to becompleted by Aug. 31. This announcement follows a $1.4-million commitment to repavepart of Route 209 and plans to repave part of Trunk 6 inCumberland County. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains an inventory of 4,100 bridges and operatesseven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from districtoffices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

Hitech supply chain firm secures £3m Regional Growth Fund boost

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Businesses across the UK automotive supply chain are demonstrating exceptional levels of innovation with the ability to drive sustainable economic recovery. Components manufacturer, DTR VMS Ltd, secured more than £3 million from government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF), to develop state of the art production facilities and boost skills levels.The Chippenham-based automotive components supplier was awarded £3.1 million from the RGF which helped to unlock private funding as part of a £12.7 million investment in plant facilities, while safeguarding 187 jobs and creating a further 21 positions.“It’s a real pleasure to visit this dynamic company and congratulate them on their Regional Growth Fund award. Their new site makes sustainable use of Brownfield land and will allow their highly technical business to develop and grow,” said Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk.“It’s also good to meet members of a skilled workforce, including local apprentices. The Regional Growth Fund is all about helping local people unlock growth in their area and give a real boost to the economy. It’s good value for the taxpayer too, delivering approximately £6 for every £1 of RGF money, which will help us make the UK the best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a business.”To find out more about all the recent investment in UK automotive, click here. read more

Ohio State mens volleyball looks to halt 5game skid against Quincy Lindenwood

Redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous (4) and freshman outside hitter Miles Johnson (13) block the ball during a match against Grand Canyon Feb. 21 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-0.Jonathan McCallister / Lantern photographerIn hopes to bust out of a five-match slump, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team returns home to St. John Arena to take on two Men’s Intercollegiate Volleyball Association teams this weekend.“In order to do well, we can’t have guys underperforming, and I think that has been a main contributor to the slump we are in,” junior outside hitter Michael Henchy said. “We have guys that have played extremely well in matches, but no one has played that well for the entire time.”The Buckeyes have been working diligently to end the skid, Henchy said, and playing together as a team is how they are going to achieve it.“We are a team to beat when we play up to our best potential, but we need every guy on the team to perform at that level,” Henchy said.OSU is scheduled to host Quincy (12-13, 0-9) — a private liberal arts Catholic university in Quincy, Ill. — Friday and Lindenwood (19-6, 4-5) — located in Saint Charles, Mo. — Saturday. Both matches are set to start at 7 p.m.Even though OSU tallied a win against the Lions and Hawks in previous matchups this season, junior middle blocker Dustan Neary said every team improves over the course of the season. Because of that, the Buckeyes cannot go into these matches expecting an easy victory.“We have already beaten them both once. This week in practice we are staying very focused and working hard. We are not taking any team lightly right now,” Neary said.OSU beat Quincy 3-0 and Lindenwood 3-1 on the road in January.Coach Pete Hanson said the team is ready to play these two matches at its home court, and it will be taking full advantage of the heightened energy and enthusiasm in St. John Arena.“I don’t think we need to go outside the box to create any more strategies to beat these teams,” Hanson said. “We just have to execute better, play at a higher level with more intensity, and do the things we have been talking about all season long.”OSU took into consideration the strengths of both teams during practice this week, and will be preparing for the matches accordingly. The team is expecting a good game against Lindenwood. Quincy however, should be an easy win for the Buckeyes, Henchy said.“Lindenwood is very aggressive — it is going to be up to our passers to keep us consistent and to make sure we control the pace of the game. And for Quincy, I think that our team is ready for them, we have better talent, better work ethic and better effort than they do,” he said.Henchy said although this season it has not shown much, the Buckeyes’ biggest strength is their potential.“We have the ability to do everything at a very high level — we were just lacking the consistency this season,” he said.“I do think that we are a better team than these guys, we had a great practice this week, and I think if we continue that trend, play like I know we can and stay focused, this weekend will be something that our alumni will be proud of,” he Henchy said. read more

Spanish authorities hit out at UK for putting missing Ignacio Echeverrias family through

first_imgIt is thought identification is taking so long because Mr Echeverría was not carrying any identification as he had been cycling home from a park where he had been skating with friends when he saw the attack. He was last seen lying on the pavement.Police said they needed fingerprint confirmation before identifying any victim and Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, insisted that protocols must be followed before making identities publicHowever Isabel Echeverría, the missing lawyer’s sister, told El Confidencial as saying “the UK government is not giving out information owing to the proximity of elections”.Mr Echeverría’s worried parents have flown to London from their home near Madrid, but his sister Isabel said they were still in limbo.She wrote on Facebook yesterday evening: “still got no news about Ignacio. The British authorities have asked us for 24 or 48 hours more to give us information.”Responding to the update one friend said:  “We don’t want to wait a minute more.”Another added: “The most important thing is knowing where Ignacio is but the little empathy being shown here is still outrageous.“We think we’re living in a civilised state and then things like this happen. What a lack of humanity!” “The family of Ignacio Echeverría is going through an inhumane and desperate situation”, Mr Zoido added.  The delay has also drawn strong criticism from commentators. On Wednesday morning, one of Spain’s best known broadcasters, Carlos Herrera, used his radio show to accuse British authorities of “humiliating treatment” of the Echeverrías and a “third-world” handling of the identification process. 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. The lawyer fought terrorists with his skateboard  His brother Joaquin said that the police had told them it could be a further 48 hours before they heard if Mr Echeverría was dead or alive. Multiple senior Spanish politicians have hit out at British authorities for putting the family of a missing Spaniard through an “inhumane wait” after a body thought to be his was found after Saturday’s attack.On Wednesday, Spain’s interior minister demanded British authorities speed up efforts to locate “skateboard hero” Ignacio Echeverría, missing since the London Bridge attack, complaining that the delay is “inhumane” to his family.Juan Ignacio Zoido called on the UK to provide answers within 24 hours, after the Echeverría family were reportedly told it could take up to another 48 hours to identify their son. Mr Zoido told Spanish public radio that he found it “very strange that it takes so long to identify a person, above all taking into account how the facts (of the attack) have been established”. He suggested it was now evident that the Spaniard was among the dead, following the submission of fingerprints, but that UK protocol demanded identification by DNA.center_img Pepe Oneto wrote in a column for La Republica that if a British family were awaiting answers for four days in Spain, the UK tabloids would be complaining “the Spanish are having a siesta, disgrace of a country, the sun has gone to their heads”.Earlier, the Spanish Foreign minister criticised British authorities for not acting quickly enough to identify a Spaniard believed to have been killed in Saturday’s attack.Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said the UK government must to do ‘everything humanly possible’ to inform the family of the fate of  39-year-old lawyer Ignacio Echeverría, who was last seen fighting off the terrorists with his skateboard.”We are pressing British authorities because, frankly, this is a situation that can’t be extended for much longer,” said Mr Dastis on Tuesday as he warned efforts must be accelerated ‘to the maximum’ in order to avoid ‘more anguish and pain’ for the family.Relatives of Mr Echeverría have tweeted 10 Downing Street calling for Theresa May to do more to speed up the process.Fernando Vergara, the brother-in-law of  Mr Echeverría said: “Families of the victims of LB attacks feel mistreated by lack of information leading to unnecessary agony. 63 hrs still no news.” HSBC, for whom he worked on money laundering prevention, has now reportedly hired private detectives to find him. @Number10gov families of the victims of LB attacks feel mistreated by lack of information leading to unnecessary agony. 63 hrs still no news— Fernando Vergara (@fernanvergara) June 6, 2017 The lawyer fought terrorists with his skateboard last_img read more

Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault in retrial

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBill Cosby sentenced to state prison for sexual assaultSeptember 25, 2018In “latest news”Bill Cosby to stand trial in sex assault caseMay 24, 2016In “Crime”‘Picture Boy’ sentenced to death – 12-man jury found him guilty during second retrialJuly 6, 2016In “Court” Bill CosbyUS comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, each of which carries a potential 10 years in prison.The actor, 80, has been on trial for drugging and assaulting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004.Cosby, the first major black actor on primetime TV, will remain out of jail until he is sentenced, the judge ruled.He unleashed an expletive-filled rant after the verdict, as prosecutors argued he should be denied bail.It was the second time the actor had stood trial for the allegations, after an earlier jury failed to reach a verdict in June 2017.At the start of the retrial in Pennsylvania it was revealed that Cosby had paid Ms Constand almost $3.4m (£2.4m) in a civil settlement in 2006.Cosby is best known for starring in the 1980s TV series The Cosby Show.Around 60 women over five decades have publicly accused the Emmy award-winning actor of being a sexual predator. But statute of limitation laws mean that only one charge has been brought to trial.Some of his accusers were present in court, and cried as the guilty verdict was returned.Cosby’s lawyer insisted “the fight is not over”, adding that he believes Cosby is innocent. (Excerpt from BBC) read more

HP brade sa tablette TouchPad en France

first_imgHP brade sa tablette TouchPad en FranceHewlett-Packard, qui a décidé d’abandonner son webOS et sa tablette tactile TouchPad, brade ses derniers modèles en France qui ne coûtent plus que 99 et 129 euros, contre 399 et 499 euros avant.A l’image de ce qu’il a fait aux Etats-Unis, Hewlett-Packard a décidé d’écouler ses dernières tablettes TouchPad, dont la production a été stoppée et qui restera le seul et unique modèle du groupe américain, à prix cassé. Ainsi, l’HP TouchPad de 16 Go est passée de 399 à 99 euros, soit une baisse de 75 % alors que l’HP TouchPad de 32 Go est passée de 499 à 129 euros, soit une baisse de 67 %, relaye Clubic. En outre, HP a déclaré qu’il remboursera la différence entre le prix d’achat passé et le prix actuel à tous ceux qui avaient déjà acheté la tablette et qui en feront la demande. À lire aussiMicrosoft : une tablette Xbox Surface de 7 pouces ? Annoncée par un communiqué de la Fnac, cette promotion exceptionnelle doit néanmoins être saisie rapidement alors que la plupart des boutiques physiques ont écoulé leur maigre stock dès 20h30, heure à laquelle la fiche produit de la boutique en ligne a été mise à jour. D’ailleurs, elle n’est déjà plus référencée à la Fnac et ne peut plus être ajoutée au panier sur le site de Darty. Mais d’autres enseignes n’ont pas encore répercuté ces tarifs et risquent de le faire dans la journée. À moins qu’elles ne refusent la demande du fabricant et préfèrent lui renvoyer tous leurs stocks, comme l’a par exemple fait BestBuy aux États-Unis, explique Clubic.com. Ainsi, les derniers stocks pourraient être écoulés par la marque HP elle-même. Il n’est donc pas encore trop tard pour faire une bonne affaire, bien que la tablette n’avait lors de sa sortie pas reçu de très bonnes critiques.  Le 23 août 2011 à 13:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

DR wants consulate office in TCI

first_img TCI Meeting with Dominican Republic reaps five goals Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:consulate, dominican republic, governor peter beckingham Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Feb 2016 – The Governor, as the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister held a successful meeting with the Dominican Republic on February 12, joined by Permanent Secretary in Border Control, Clara Gardiner. The meeting, in Santo Domingo will not only mean a possible broadening of business relations between the two countries, but it could lead to stricter measures when it comes to illegal fishing and human trafficking. Add to this, in a media statement, the Governor reports that the DR wants to open a consulate office in the Turks and Caicos and will plan a trade mission. His Excellency, Peter Beckingham reports that he told the DR Foreign Minister, His Excellency Andres Navarro, Vice Ministers, head of the Navy and other Dom Rep officials that he would consult with the Premier and Border Control Minister on these ideas. The Governor said, “This was a meaty and productive exchange, the first for many years. I am grateful to the DR Foreign Minister, Andres Navarro, for giving so much of his and his team’s time for such a high level exchange. I am delighted that the Foreign Minister intends to visit the Turks and Caicos Islands to see for himself the successes I described.” More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again New Prison Supt & Officer of the Year Awardedlast_img read more

MovieBob Reviews THOR RAGNAROK 2017

first_img ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast Universe Stay on target Is Thor: Ragnarok good?It’s GREAT!Really?Really.I mean… haven’t we had enough Marvel movies at this point? To the point where the fact that they tend to be on the good-to-great side is itself becoming kind of predictable?I feel like the shocking “just barely good enough”-ness of Spider-Man: Homecoming has reminded me not to take these things for granted.Fair enough. So what’s this one about?“Ragnarok” (aka “The Twilight of The Gods”) – for those of you either not from Norway or who had friends growing up – is essentially The Apocalypse in the Norse mythology that Thor and the other Asgardian characters are loosely based on; but in terms of the plot that’s sort of a misdirection: In the details, the film is mainly about Thor discovering that Loki’s covert takeover of Asgard (which happened way back at the end of Thor: The Dark World in case you forgot) and his own failure to detect this deception has left the kingdom vulnerable to invasion by Cate Blachett as Hela, a “Goddess of Death” from Odin’s earlier less-benevolent administration who swoops back in and, takes over Asgard and sets about the usual “Conquer The Universe” business after stranding Thor and Loki on Sakaar; a planet of alien gladiators run by Jeff Goldblum’s cosmic weirdo “The Grandmaster. There, they meet up with The Hulk (MIA since shooting himself into space at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron) and an AWOL Asgardian soldier called Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and must find a way to return home and stop her.That’s a lot of characters. Any standouts?Everyone is playing top game, honestly. The MVP is probably Ruffalo as Hulk, because Marvel finally takes the risk of having him actually play “The Monster” as a character rather than giving Banner all the development and dramatic beats and just using Hulk for action sequences. This wasn’t guaranteed to work, but it does and it’s like a whole new character – very reminiscent of what Peter David did with Hulk in the comics. Tessa Thompson is also a revelation as Valkyrie – but I won’t say anything about why because the character and what she does with her is so surprising and unexpected it’s best left to discover yourself. Goldblum, of course, is about as much fun as you’re expecting.How about Blanchett? This is kind of a big deal i.e. Marvel’s first female supervillain, right?She’s delightful, though you should manage expectations re: character presence. As has become an off/on trademark of the Marvel cycle when it comes to “destroy/conquer the universe” villains, her primary role is the set the plot in motion and serve as a “final boss” whose defeat will end it – NOT to drive the plot itself between those points. She’s not the most important thing in the story, basically. BUT! The film is smart enough to know that, “important” or not, Cate Blanchett all dolled up as a kind of black metal fetish idol is quite a thing to behold; so obligatory “scheming scenes” that are mainly about marking time until Thor can finish with the interesting part of the movie before he Final Battle are transformed into wild, campy one-woman-show setpieces for her to vamp around in – and it works.Huh. So it’s named after “The Actual End of The World” but it’s basically another Thor-fights-his-way-back-home adventure?Well… yes and no. It’s hard to parse out without spoilers, but it’s also kind of the point – and “meta-point” – of the whole production.Try.Well… here’s the thing. You know how there’s kind of a backlash happening now against the Marvel “formula” i.e. the movies are too funny, don’t take the material “serious enough” and thus don’t have real dramatic stakes?Assume I do.Okay. Well, part of the rea-Wait – do you agree with that as a criticism of Marvel?No, I find it kind of intellectually lazy, to be honest. It feels like deliberate misunderstanding of how narrative drama works, i.e. it’s not the heaviness of the hand, it’s how you use it: That’s how Guardians of The Galaxy Volume 2 got to be the most emotionally-resonant Marvel movie probably ever, despite being one of the “funny” ones, while the second Thor movie was so grimly serious and yet nobody really cared what happened in it. This one feels like a feature-length attempt to course-correct from that, taking the main problems with the franchise (short version: Thor himself isn’t very interesting outside of an ensemble and nobody cares about what happens in or to Asgard) and figuring out how to turn fixing those issues into a storyline.But that storyline ISN’T Ragnarok?See, the thing is, Thor has a third issue but it’s kind of an issue with the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and really the whole of blockbuster filmmaking over the last decade or so: Global/universal survival has been “on the line” as the stakes in so many films at this point that it’s become kind of hard to care about it. The End of The World just doesn’t feel like the end of the world anymore; and Marvel’s preferred workaround for this (treat absurdly-overpowered world-ender-scale villainy like Dormammu, Ego, Hela, or [spoiler]’s master-plans as obligatory background spectacle, joke about how tiresome this routine is and put the “smaller” personal/character stakes in the foreground instead) is what get’s misunderstood as unserious or glib. Here, the fresh angle is to also make this the overarching theme of the film as well.In what sense?That would be spoiling. Suffice it to say, the film reminds us within the opening five minutes that OF COURSE “Ragnarok” (here meaning the destruction of Asgard – which is sort of the opposite of what Hela is after) is something Thor can thwart pretty easily because he’s Thor. So instead, the theme and character arc becomes about what “saving Asgard” actually means and what Thor’s role as that savior could conceivably entail. It’s another gambit, framing the inevitability of Ragnarok itself being just another pretty-but-perfunctory apocalyptic spectacle as an existential growth opportunity for Thor, but I think it pays off.So you recommend it?Absolutely. Another big winner for Marvel and a colorful, refreshingly different-feeling take on the genre. By the time it’s over, Thor, Loki, Hulk and several others feel like wholly new characters with an entirely new set of possibilities in front of them – how’s that for stakes?Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

The Law of the Tongue When Humans and Killer Whales Hunted Together

first_imgThere’s a Killer Whale Museum in a place called Eden on the coast of New South Wales, Australia. On display is a skeleton some twenty-three-feet long named ‘Old Tom.’ And there’s teeth missing from the right-hand side of his upper jaw as if something like a rope tore them away. They say this is evidence of a struggle between a killer whale at the top of the food chain, and two men in a row boat who thought they were invincible.The Davidson Family hunted Baleen Whales in the mid-nineteenth century off an isolated beach in New South Wales, Australia. They went out in wooden longboats and paddled with oars as they closed in on monster whales seventy-five feet long, and weighing 19 tons when adults.Skeleton of Old Tom in the Eden Killer Whale Museum. Photo by Fanny Schertzer CC BY-SA 3.0When they came close enough, they threw harpoons at them until the whales tired of swimming against the ropes and died. Their work was dangerous. Baleen Whales live as long as ninety years and are intelligent creatures with conscious thought. They could smash a wooden rowing boat with a single flick of their tail.Old Tom swims alongside a whaling boat, flanking a whale calf: The boat is being towed by a harpooned whale (not visible here).According to Scientific American, the Davidson Family became angry during the first winter when the mighty Orca, or killer whales, arrived in numbers and surrounded their quarry splashing giant tails. However, they changed their minds when the Yuin people living there explained they had been hunting Baleen Whales with the Orca for over 10,000 years.Eden, New South Wales.There’s a persistent legend that the Orcas learned to shepherd Baleen Whales into sheltered Twofold Bay and hold them there for the Davidson Family to hunt. Then a particular Killer Whale would announce the chase with a mighty splashing of his tail and by leaping out the water. They named the twenty-three-foot, six-ton monster Old Tom, Sydney Morning Herald reported.After the fishermen killed a Baleen Whale, they tied it to their boat. Then the Orcas came to claim their prize by feasting on the giant tongue and lips.Killer whale museum at Eden. Photo by Matilda CC BY 3.0The fishermen would then harvest the blubber and bones, which were what the Davidson family really wanted in the first place. Thus was born the immutable Law of the Tongue as they called it, perhaps the most amazing ocean tale ever. This arrangement continued across three generations. The Killer Whales chased the sharks away, while the humans released their marine partners caught in fishing nets.Playful Orca Breaching Near Victoria, British ColumbiaNow there was a farmer, John Logan, who lived nearby but was not part of this arrangement. He went fishing with George Davidson and they killed a small Baleen Whale, which Logan insisted was not large enough to share. They fought with Big Tom so hard the harpoon rope ripped out his teeth from the right-hand side of his upper jaw.Old Tom’s Skeleton. Photo by Dan Ox/FLickr CC By 2.0Now the Orca could not survive without a full set of teeth. When George Davidson protested, the farmer would not listen. Although his daughter heard him saying, “Oh God what have I done?” Old Tom’s lifeless body washed onto the shore a few months later. The other Orcas swam away and became victims of Norwegian whalers.OrcaThe document shares how on one particular hunt, “Davidson threw a painter (anchor rope) over the bow of his boat. It was immediately grasped by two killers. They took the rope tandem fashion with a half hitch around the shoulder and started for the quarry, overtaking the opposition. They had in their mouths 60 fathoms of two-inch coir.”Read another story from us: Amazing Story of a Seven-Year-Old who Survived Niagara FallsTruth can be stranger than fiction, and this time it is. Why else would Old Tom and George be hunting together in a photo, barely six feet apart? And why would the Killer Whale Museum have a skeleton with missing teeth if this were not true?last_img read more

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