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Donegal TD brands Cabinet Covid chaos as ‘nonsensical’

first_img By News Highland – September 16, 2020 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleIrish Water comes under fire over no plans for south InishowenNext articleBusiness Matters Ep 11 – Aidan Friel & Eamonn McFadden News Highland WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ A Donegal Deputy says the Government could have rushed through emergency legislation legally last night without the opposition present after TDs were told to restrict their movements.The Ceann Comhairle adjourned the Dail yesterday after it emerged the Health Minister was displaying symptoms, while Ministers were told to self-isolate.It resumed later that evening after TDs complained that there was no reason Dail business couldn’t continue in their absence.Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle has described way in which it was handled was nonsensical:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/pringle.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Donegal TD brands Cabinet Covid chaos as ‘nonsensical’ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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No More Brown Ales

first_imgI was well into day two of a backcountry trip recently and desperately in need of a beer. It was cold and raining and we were half way up a two-mile slog on a near vertical pitch of trail. We’re taking straight up fall line singletrack over rutted out root gardens that had basically been turned into a creek bed from all of the rain. My feet were soaked and I couldn’t feel my fingers anymore. Yay, sports!Fortunately, one of the dudes I was trekking with was a backcountry veteran so he had the wherewithal to stick a canned beer in his pack for just such an occasion. Unfortunately, it was dark when he packed the bag at camp earlier in the morning so he didn’t see which beer he packed. Some good Samaritans gave us a variety of beers at camp, so it could’ve been anything, from Coors banquet beer to a heady IPA.We stopped in the middle of the trail and my buddy said the four most beautiful words in the English language: “Let’s have a beer.” I went from miserable to enthusiastic. We still had a mile of steep climbing to go, but there is nothing more electrifying, more energizing than half a beer in the middle of a brutal backcountry slog. You can have your gels and bars…I’ll take my calories from fermented hops and malt.But when he pulled out a brown ale, it was like a kick in the balls. You ever been kicked in the balls? It sucks. Seeing that brown ale sucked on an equal level.“What the fuck?” My buddy said.“Yeah. What the fuck?” I added.Give me an IPA, a Pilsner, a stout…anything but a brown ale. There’s nothing explicitly wrong with the brown ale per se, it’s just so…beige. Like that kid you went to high school with for four years. The one who was always in your Spanish class. The guy who’s name you can never remember. The brown ale is like that guy. Forgettable. It’s not hoppy, but it’s not really that malty either. It’s straight up “middle of the road” boring.Don’t get me wrong, we drank the beer. We’re athletes and we needed the calories. But I can’t tell you what it tasted like. It was just…there. I crushed the empty can under my foot, packed it up and soldiered on, somehow more thirsty than before the beer. Thirsty for something else.PSA: Breweries of America, please stop making boring brown ales. That is all.last_img read more

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Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee visits USC

first_imgChairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics and esteemed comic book creator Stan Lee discussed his professional accomplishments, chatted about the Marvel Universe and joked around with a capacity crowd at Bovard Auditorium Tuesday night at the Stan Lee: A MARVELous Mind event hosted by the Speakers Committee.David Belasco, co-director of the Lloyd Grief Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business, moderated the event and lauded Lee for his innovation in the entertainment industry.“[Marvel fans make up] this community that’s been built [since] before there was social media,” Belasco said. “You were actually a pioneer in this.”Lee told Belasco about his experience growing up in the Bronx during the Great Depression. Lee worked a series of odd jobs as a teenager before eventually being hired as an office assistant in the comics department of a publishing company at 17. By 18, Lee’s supervisors had been fired, and he was single-handedly running the department.Lee said at first he was embarrassed about working as a comic book writer, so much so that he decided to use an abbreviated version of his name.“I kept wishing I could get out of it,” Lee said. “I was so embarrassed about working on comic books that I didn’t want to use my real name because I thought one day I would use it to write the great American novel.”Lee attributes much of his success in comics to luck and to the artists he worked with throughout his career, including acclaimed comic book artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.Lee said that one of the reasons he believes Marvel became so successful was his implementation of a new method for creating comic books. Instead of sending a first draft of a story to an illustrator for that illustrator to interpret, Lee would explain the story he hoped to write to the artist, and after receiving the finished product, he would add the dialogue, captions and sound effects based on characters’ expressions or the scene depicted in the illustration.“The artwork and the dialogue constituted one illustration in a sense, and that’s why our stuff, I think, did better,” Lee said.Lee also joked about Marvel’s rivalry with fellow comic book publisher DC Comics, the company behind superhero characters such as Superman and Batman. Though Lee explained that he respects DC’s work and is friends with many people at the company, he said that Marvel often sets the comic book trends, only for DC to follow.Lee shared an anecdote to illustrate the differences between the companies.“I tried to be incredibly scientific in our stories,” Lee said. “For example, when Superman flies, he has no visual means of propulsion. Now take Marvel: I wanted Thor to be able to fly, so I found the most scientific method you could find. He takes his hammer, which is attached to his wrist by a leather strap, and he twirls the hammer as fast as a propeller and then it just goes up into the air — but he’s attached to it.”Though many of his characters have endured for many years, Lee believes that everyone can relate to superhero comic books and movies, which allows them to remain popular today.“All of us loved fairy tales when we were young,” he said. “We loved stories of monsters and witches and dragons. We loved those stories, and that’s why fairy tales have endured forever. Superhero comics are the closest things to fairy tales for grown ups. You sort of recapture the fun you had when you were a little kid.”According to Belasco, three of the 20 highest-grossing movie franchises of all time and two of the 10 highest-grossing movies of all time are Marvel films.The event concluded with a Q & A session with Lee and students in the audience. Students asked Lee about his thoughts on the Marvel movies, the diversity of the Marvel Universe, his favorite heroes and his own cameos in the films.Lee said that he expects that all the characters he has created will eventually be incorporated into films. He also mentioned that he is working on several projects internationally with his media production company, POW! Entertainment.Lee, 91, said he has no plans to retire.“I’m happy doing things,” Lee said. “It’s very important to do things. It doesn’t matter what they are, just do them.”last_img read more

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Garcia, Rios set for WBC welterweight title elimination bout

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LATEST STORIES Garcia last fought in March, losing the WBC title in a unification fight with Thurman.“More than anything, I just felt like I needed the rest,” Garcia said about the layoff. “It wasn’t about the hunger because I’ve always had passion for the sport. I love boxing. I love the competition.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGarcia, who was reigning world champion for six years dating to his win over Hall of Famer Erik Morales in 2012 through March 2017, also holds victories over current WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse and unified light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan.“It’s great to be back here in Vegas,” said Garcia, who was a unified world champion at super lightweight and welterweight. “This is a big-fight atmosphere and it just motivates me. I’m 29 years old and in the prime of my career. It starts now. I’m ready to get back on track.” 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting FILE —Danny Garcia celebrates after his fight against Lamont Peterson during the Premier Boxing Champions Middleweight bout at Barclays Center on April 11, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPLAS VEGAS — Former two-division world champion Danny Garcia is returning to the ring Saturday night against former world champion Brandon Rios in a WBC welterweight world title elimination bout.Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) and Rios (34-3-1, 25 KOs) are looking to get back on top of one of boxing’s deepest weight classes, the 147-pound welterweight division. The winner at Mandalay Bay Events Center will be in world-title contention with unified champion Keith Thurman, the holder of the WBC and WBA belts.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Philadelphia fighter Garcia faces a tough former lightweight champion in Rios, who is training for the fight with renowned trainer Robert Garcia in Southern California. Like Garcia, Rios has fought many of the top welterweights of this era, including world champions Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao.“Everyone knows the way I fight,” said Rios, from Oxnard, California. “Going all out is my style. I’ll walk through brick walls to get the victory.”Rios is one of boxing’s most aggressive, come-forward fighters.“Danny’s a strong fighter and he has power in both hands,” Rios said. “He’s a great counter-puncher. One thing I like is he doesn’t move or run. He likes to bang it out, and that suits my style better. But if he does run, we’ll be ready for that too.”In the co-feature, boxing’s youngest world champion David Benavidez will defend his WBC super middleweight title for the first time against Ronald Gavril in a rematch of their September bout in which Benavidez won the vacant title via narrow split decision.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum The 21-year-old Benavidez (19-0, 17 KOs) became the youngest reigning world champion in boxing and the youngest 168-pound champion in history at 20 years, 9 months when he scored a victory against Gavril (18-2, 14 KOs) to win the super middleweight title Sept. 8. The bout featured multiple swings of momentum, thrilling exchanges and a wild 12th round in which Gavril knocked Benavidez to the canvas. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH bet Michael Martinez puts on flawless show in Olympics short program View commentslast_img read more

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