CALGARYSHOT SUPERNATURAL WESTERN WYNONNA EARP BEGINS SEASON 3 AS A BONAFIDE CULT

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement On the last day of filming Season 3 of the supernatural series Wynonna Earp, star Melanie Scrofano was about to reveal a big secret while sitting in the makeup trailer set up in a southeast Calgary parking lot.The actress, who has played the demon-hunting titular role since the modern western series began filming in 2015, was sad that filming for the third season was about to wrap, of course, particularly since there has been no word yet as to whether there will be a fourth. But there is one aspect of the job she will not miss.“One more hour with these (expletive) hair extensions,” Scrofano said, in an interview with Postmedia. “I’ve got like three strands of real hair and the rest is, like, somebody’s hair but not mine.” Tim Rozon and Melanie Scrofano in Season 3 of Wynonna Earp. Courtesy, Space. The hair extensions were not the only inanimate objects she was wrestling with on the last day of shooting. Most of the work on that sunny May afternoon took place in the dark depths of the Calgary Herald building, where a lavish and creepy banquet set was created in the abandoned paper-storage area not far from where the printing presses used to roll.The scene will be part of the 12th and final episode of Season 3. We won’t give too much away on plot points except to say that this over-the-top Gothic decor and surroundings required Wynonna to sport an over-the-top, old-fashioned dress, which is uncharacteristic garb for someone who usually rocks jeans, a leather jacket and boots.“I was in a corset and I could not breathe,” said Scrofano.The actress may not reflect her character in every way, but it’s safe to say Wynonna would likely share Scrofano’s annoyance about being prettied up with constrictive corsets and fake hair. Season 3 of the Calgary-based supernatural modern western, which debuts on Space this Friday, is said to return Wynonna to her straight-talking, hard-drinking, butt-kicking self as she continues to rid the world of supernatural baddies in the small, demon-plagued Canadian town of Purgatory. It’s all part of a family curse that dates back to her famous great-great-grandfather, Wyatt.Season 3, which runs on the Syfy network in the U.S., will find Wynonna attempting to track down somebody or something named Bulshar Clootie, the powerful demon who placed the Earps under the curse in the first place. The stakes are higher now. As fans know, both Wynonna and the actress who plays her were pregnant for much of Season 2, two juicy secrets that were somehow kept under wraps before being unleashed as one of 2017’s twistiest TV twists last summer. Scrofano gave birth to a son four days after shooting wrapped on Season 2. Wynonna gave birth to Alice Michelle during Season 2, revealing the father to be fellow demon-hunter Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon).  But Wynonna and Doc have not had much chance to experience parenthood because the baby was immediately sent away to keep her safe from mom’s dangerous lot in life battling supernatural demons.Nevertheless, the opener of Season 3 finds Wynonna and her team firing on all cylinders; back to efficiently sending demons back to hell. They are also confronted with a new supernatural threat that is presumably behind a “hella homicide spree” in Purgatory. The gang, which includes the resurrected and elaborately mustachioed Holliday, Wynonna’s bookish sister Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) and Waverly’s girlfriend Nicole Haught (Katherine Barrell), are back together and in fine fighting form. But there is new depth and darkness lurking beneath.While our heroine may have returned to the “whisky-soaked and reckless” Wynnona of old, she is also harbouring sorrow about being separated from her daughter, scars from her past, uncertainty about her romance with Doc and some major secrets about her family. One doozy that she has been keeping from sister Waverly, for instance, is about Mama Earp (played in Season 3 by Megan Follows), the sisters’ estranged mother who was said to have abandoned the girls when they were young. Turns out, there is more to the story and Wynonna has been keeping these details to herself, which will cause no shortage of friction between the two sisters and shine a new light on the family’s deep dysfunction.“We learn a lot about our family and where we come from and where we’ve been,” said Scrofano. “There are a lot of twists. I’m not sure how it’s affected them already. But I think it’s something where there will be a lot of room to explore if we get a Season 4. There is so much that happened besides Mama. Where does that leave us in terms of sisterhood? What does it mean? Can you be family with people after certain things come to light?”Calgary-raised showrunner Emily Andras, who created the show based on the American comic book by Beau Smith, confirmed it was daunting to try to top the pregnancy twist of Season 2, but said fans should expect the unexpected.“It’s an absolutely insane season, I’ll say that,” Andras said. “You talk about twisty twists, I feel like this makes Season 2 look like nothing, like a kids’ show. Sometimes I worry about it, I say ‘Oh my God, have we jumped the shark?’ Tim Rozon says ‘This show was born riding a shark. It’s OK. We’ve already done it all.’ We’re certainly not slowing down when it comes to storytelling.”“With Season 3, it feels like Emily has written the show she has always wanted to write,” said Provost-Chalkley. “It’s the perfect balance of drama, comedy. We have new characters that come in. Because Emily knows who has chemistry and who doesn’t, all of that has been sorted and it really is Wynonna in its truest form.”New characters will be played by Lost Girl alumni Zoie Palmer and Anna Silk. Actress Chantel Riley, who played Nala on Broadway in Disney’s The Lion King and starred in CBC’s Frankie Drake Mysteries, will pay a mysterious new character who shares a past with Holliday. Jann Arden will even appear in a cameo.But while there will be new elements, Wynonna Earp will also stick to the hallmarks that fans have grown to love: humour, campiness, sisterly bonds, sexy romance and lots of wisecracking supernatural villains. The show will also continue to develop the same-sex relationship between Waverly and Nicole Haught, a romance that has been dubbed WayHaught by fans and won praise from the LGBT community.It’s all contributed to an ever-growing base of admirers dubbed “Earpers” who have taken their fandom to Trekkie levels of devotion. Conventions dedicated to the show have sprouted up in England, Toronto, Minneapolis and New Orleans. Earlier this month, the New York Times ran a story about the Wynonna cult, quoting not only Andras and cast members but also a “leading scholar of fan communities” from the University of Southern California and Syfy president Chris McCumber.“This fan base is next level,” said Rozon. “To be a part of what they’ve created is even more special than the show. We did the show and make the show but these fans created a fandom in 2018 that is built on understanding, acceptance and love. I mean that. Those are the three pillars of it. I mean, it’s cheesy but I don’t care. It’s so wonderful.”The complexion of the fan base reflects the complexion and deeper themes of the series, says Provost-Chalkley, who has joined her cast mates at a number of conventions.“The thing about Wynonna that I love the most and the big reason people relate to it so well is that it’s ultimately about finding your family,” she said. “We’re all characters from all different walks of life and we’ve come together and made our own family. I think that’s what it feels like when the fans come together. You can see them building their relationships and making friends at these things. That is what brings me the most happiness.”Season 3 of Wynonna Earp airs Friday on Space.By ERIC VOLMERS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Sexting one in three parents would go to police if they found

first_imgHalf of parents in Britain do not realise that their children could be committing a crime through “sexting”, new research by the NSPCC concludes,The charity said the number of children its ChildLine service had counselled specifically about the fall-out from sharing sexually explicit messages or photographs by mobile phone had jumped by 15 per cent last year alone.But a survey of parents found that 50 per cent did not know it was illegal for children to share naked or sexual pictures of themselves.Only around one in 20 parents believed their child was likely to send explicit images or videos of themselves to someone else. It is vital that parents talk to their children and that young people feel empowered to say no to sexting requestsPeter Wanless teens “We realise that talking about sexting can be an embarrassing or awkward conversation for both parents and children.“And although most parents said they would seek help if an indecent image of their child had been shared on the internet, half of them weren’t confident about getting the right support.“The NSPCC has created a new guide for parents to help them talk to their children about the risks of sexting, what the law says, and what to do if their child has shared a nude image that is being circulated online or among their peers.”The NSPCC runs a safety helpline, backed by the mobile phone network 02, on 0808 800 5002 offering advice on privacy settings and removing indecent images from children’s mobiles or other devices. Credit:Hoxton / Alamy Stock Photo Yet more than a third (35 per cent) said they would contact police if they found out their children had done so.Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, said: “Sharing nude selfies can put young people at risk of bullying by peers or being targeted by adult sex offenders, so it’s vital that parents talk to their children and that young people feel empowered to say no to sexting requests. 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.last_img read more

TDs call special private meeting to talk about baby deaths at Portlaoise

first_imgTDS AND SENATORS are to hold a special private meeting to discuss the revelations about the deaths of babies at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise.Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer, who heads the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, said members of the committee will meet on Tuesday to discuss what to do next.Buttimer said that the families involved deserve a “full and frank explanation” of what happened to their children.An investigation on RTE Prime Time looked into the deaths of four babies over six years at the hospital’s maternity unit and found that the babies had no physical conditions which would have led to their death. The programme said that “other factors” had led to the death of the infants.Minister for Health James Reilly has said an investigation will be carried out into the deaths and has asked the Chief Medical Officer to review each case.“The tragic events themselves and the loss of a child caused enormous distress and grief for parents – regrettably these appear to have been compounded by subsequent responses,” said Buttimer.“The families involved deserve a full and frank explanation of what happened and I call on all involved to ensure that this happens”.A helpline for concerned families  – available on 057 869 6076  – is open until 5pm today.The private session meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children at 3pm on Tuesday.Read: Missed the Prime Time investigation? Here’s what you need to know > Read: Health Minister calls for report into the death of babies at Portlaoise hospital > Read: Concerned parents turn to helpline after Portlaoise Hospital revelations >last_img read more

23 signs that youre a Kilkenny sports fan

first_img13. You’ve always kept an eye out for Gary Murphy’s European Tour resultsPic: INPHO/Tom Honan12. You’re adamant that Kilkenny’s Adrian O’Dwyer is the coolest athlete Ireland has ever had in the OlympicsHe was in the high jump in Athens in 2004.11. You’ve pointed out that it was a Kilkenny man from Slieverue who was always right about LanceDavid Walsh with his book – “Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong”.Pic: INPHO/Billy Stickland10. You insist that the Mullins clan from Kilkenny are Ireland’s greatest horse-racing familyPic: INPHO/Patrick Bolger9. And you’ve even gone to see a Kilkenny team play this strange sportPic: INPHO/James Crombie8. But whether you’re young or old, you know no sport other than hurling makes a Kilkenny person react like thisPic: INPHO/Morgan TreacyPic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan 7. You ensure the youth on Noreside are aware of the rivalry with Tipperary from a very young agePupils from Bunscoil McAuley Rice in Callan.Pic: INPHO/James Crombie 6. You’ve been amongst the thousands watching training sessions in Nowlan ParkThe hard-hitting combat is legendary.Pic: INPHO/James Crombie5. You’ve debated many times about who is the greatest forward out of this trioEddie Keher?6 All-Ireland senior medals and 5 Allstar awards.DJ Carey?5 All-Ireland senior medals and 9 Allstar awards.Pic: INPHO/Patrick BolgerOr Henry Shefflin?9 All-Ireland senior medals and 11 Allstar awards.YouTube: HurlingGoals4. But you reckon this young lad will be better than them allYouTube: attheendoftheday20113. You offer up vigils for the health of Henry every winter 23. You start every month of September by planning a Sunday trip to Dublin…Pic: INPHO/James Crombie22. …And all going to plan, you’re back to celebrate the return of Liam to the Marble City on the MondayYou’re out on the streets after a well-done steak in Langton’s.Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan21. You remember the rare bad days of course like when the 5-in-a-row bid came unstuck in 2010Seamus Quigley from Knockbrack, Thomastown.Pic: INPHO/Cathal NoonanPaul Stapleton from Knockbrack, Thomastown.Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan20. But you’ll always make the effort to have the colours out at the front of the houseMiles ‘Elvis’ Kavanagh at his home in ‘Graceland’, Kilkenny City.Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan19. You can’t decide which of the current backs you’d hate most to mark in a match?JJ?Pic: INPHO/James CrombieOr Jackie?Pic: INPHO/James CrombieOr Tommy?Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan18. When Cork people go on about the O’Connor’s, you point out that these are the greatest twins in the history of the GAAAngela and Ann Downey won 24 All-Ireland senior medals between them with Kilkenny.Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan17. At this point you’d like to stress that you have sampled other sports and for example were delighted when Ian Dowling won the Heineken CupPic: INPHO/Billy Stickland16. You’ve gone golfing on occasion in Mount Juliet and spotted this fella oncePic: INPHO/Billy Stickland15. You roared on Darren O’Neill in London last summerEven if he was wearing blue.Pic: INPHO/Dan SheridanAnd you know where his heart lies.Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan14. You spent time in Buckley Park shouting on Kilkenny CityPic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan2. But you’re confident in September he will be photographed in poses like thisPic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan1. And finally you know that this man is the bossPic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy22 signs you’re a sports fan from Limerick21 signs you’re a sports fan from Clare21 signs you’re a sports fan from Tipperary21 signs you’re a sports fan from Waterford16 signs you’re a sports fan from Cork19 signs you’re a sports fan from Kerrylast_img read more

White wedding This couple tied the knot just before Dublins 4pm curfew

first_imgWhite wedding: This couple tied the knot just before Dublin’s 4pm ‘curfew’ today As Storm Emma closed in on Ireland groom Mark Davies told his bride, Tara McSwiney, that they would be married “come hell or high water”. 26 Comments Short URL Tara McSwiney and Paul Davies. Share1545 Tweet Email2 http://jrnl.ie/3879829 By Ceimin Burke 66,413 Views center_img Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 8:05 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE Tara McSwiney and Mark Davies have spoken of their immense gratitude after guests went to great lengths to attend their wedding in Dublin today.The couple tied the knot in Smock Alley Theatre in Temple Bar before having their reception at The Morrison hotel on Ormond Quay.Speaking on RTE’s Liveline programme bride Tara told presenter Joe Duffy that the couple conquered the weather and pulled off the wedding thanks to “sheer determination”.“My now husband, yesterday before he left, said ‘I’ll marry you tomorrow come hell or high water’ and that’s what we did,” she explained.Dublin woman Tara met Mark when she was studying for a Masters in Cardiff, where he is from.A lot of guests who were travelling from the UK couldn’t make the journey as flights were cancelled.Even apart from the weather other elements seemed to conspire against the wedding as Tara’s Maid of Honour fell ill and was in hospital. Source: The Morrison HotelThe stand in Maid of Honour, Hannah, who was travelling from Cardiff, went to extraordinary lengths to make it to the ceremony.She went to two different airports, only to be told that her flight was cancelled. She finally got a seat on a flight to Belfast and caught a bus to Dublin, eventually arriving shortly before midnight last night.Mark’s immediate family all managed to get to Ireland safely and his aunt and uncle also surprised him by showing up this morning.“A lot of people have made a really, really big effort to get here which is extremely heart warming and emotional for us both,” Tara said.Tara’s bridesmaids also stepped in and did her hair and make up after her appointments were cancelled.The couple told TheJournal.ie they are now celebrating their amazing family and friends and the tenacity and willpower of everyone involved, who worked so hard to make this a perfect day for them both.Belfast woman Aine Maher told TheJournal.ie about her wedding during the snow storms of 2010 when her father had to spend the three days before the ceremony clearing snow from Aine’s house to ensure the wedding could go ahead.“My Husband is from Co Clare, so all Conor’s family had to travel in one of the worst snow blizzards ever,” she explained. Aine and her husband Conor. Source: 4Ever Photos, Belfast“Our groomsmen and bridesmaid had to also to travel to Belfast and we had friends travelling from all over the country and the world. Yes, we lost some people along the way but we kept a positive attitude. We all came together and made it happen. It was amazing in the end, our photos turned out like a winter wonderland.“As long as couples make their special day about each other the rest will fall into place, weather and all. Everyone will help you along the way.”READ: Taoiseach urged to tell employers to pay staff who can’t make it in during storm> Tara McSwiney and Paul Davies. Mar 1st 2018, 8:05 PM last_img read more

Dublin ace forward undergoes surgery for fractured jaw following clash with Tyrone

first_img Tuesday 19 Mar 2019, 3:00 PM Dublin ace forward undergoes surgery for fractured jaw following clash with Tyrone keeper Paddy Andrews shipped a heavy blow from Niall Morgan during their Division 1 fixture at the weekend. Image: Oisin Keniry/INPHO Mar 19th 2019, 12:56 PM https://the42.ie/4549671 59,610 Views Short URL Share37 Tweet Email1 Andrews was left with a bloodied face after the collision. Image: Oisin Keniry/INPHOcenter_img Subscribe DUBLIN FORWARD Paddy Andrews has undergone surgery after suffering a fractured jaw in a clash with Tyrone keeper Niall Morgan in Croke Park on Saturday.Andrews was in a race for possession along the Hogan Stand sideline in their Division 1 meeting, when he shipped a heavy blow from Morgan’s badly-timed shoulder challenge.The St Brigid’s star was left with a bloodied face after the foul and was immediately stretchered off. Dublin manager Jim Gavin subsequently told reporters that Andrews was brought to hospital with a head injury.RTÉ Sport’s Darren Frehill has since reported on Tuesday’s Morning Ireland that Andrews has had surgery after sustaining a fractured jaw as a result of the collision.That injury will rule him out of St Brigids’ club championship games which are coming up in the next three weeks.The latest from the Republic of Ireland camp on Morning Ireland with @Corktod, an update on Dublin footballer Paddy Andrews’ broken jaw and all the rest of your sports news. #RTESport pic.twitter.com/CdXufxxh1a— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) March 19, 2019 By Sinead Farrell Morgan was handed a yellow card by the referee for the challenge on Andrews, meaning his punishment cannot be reviewed by the GAA’s Central Competition Controls Committee (CCCC) as it was dealt with at the time.Dublin’s loss to Tyrone at the weekend was their third loss of this year’s Allianz League campaign, which rules them out of the hunt to defend their Division 1 crown.This will be the first time since 2012 that Dublin will not feature in the league final.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: 102 Comments Andrews was left with a bloodied face after the collision. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

RAW Preview Steve Austin to moderate contract signing KOTR SemiFinal Triple Threat

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+ Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Videos Articles Videos Articles WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Charlotte Flair WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) Steve Austin Shares Praise and Criticism of SummerSlam Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Credit: wwe.com Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Monday Night RAW is live tonight from Madison Square Garden in New York.This is the first time in a decade that RAW returns to MSG. This is also the go-home show for Clash of Champions.Tonight’s show will see WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin preside over the contract signing between Universal Champion Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman as Rollins will defend his Universal Championship against Strowman at the Clash of Champions pay-per view next Sunday, September 15.The following matches have already been advertised for tonight’s show:– RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks and Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley.– King of the Ring Semi-Final Match: Samoa Joe vs. Ricochet vs. Baron Corbin.– Rey Mysterio vs. Gran Metalik.– WWE United States Champion AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander in a non-title match.Just a reminder, there will be no Post-RAW show tonight as Mike and Victoria Tedesco will be attending RAW at Madison Square Garden.Mike and Victoria will be back with the Post-RAW show on September 16.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

Interstate 5 Bridge incident snarls freeway traffic

first_imgPolice activity on the Interstate 5 Bridge blocked, then slowed, passage for southbound freeway traffic out of Vancouver Wednesday night.Vehicles were being diverted onto state Highway 14, according to the Washington Department of Transportation.The incident began about 6 p.m. and appeared to involve someone on the bridge. Traffic was moving again, although slowly, by around 7 p.m.Further details were not immediately available.last_img

Wales female legend says Ramsey will do well in Juventus

first_imgAccording to Jess Fishlock, a move to the Italian League Serie A giants will benefit Aaron Ramsey and “prolong his career.”There have been some rumors that Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will sign with Italian Lega Serie A club Juventus.And fellow Wales female footballer, and current Olympique Lyonnais midfielder and coach, Jess Fishlock says a move for Ramsey would be the best thing that can happen to him.“Will Ramsey go to Juve? I hope he does,” Fishlock said to the BBC.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I know there is a bubble in England, I completely understand that the Premier League is a massive bubble, but there are other leagues out there who produce some of the best players in the world, through their development.”“If you are a young, aspiring kid who wants to go about things the right way and get to the level you want to and be respected for who you are, then yeah, going to a different environment that is all about football, it is impossible that, that could hurt you,” she added.“It is only going to make you better and there is evidence with Sancho of that.”“If Ramsey goes to Juve, not only will it extend his career, he will get better. He will,” Fishlock concluded.last_img read more

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

first_imgOlive Garden has two Clark County stores: One near Westfield Vancouver mall, and the other at Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and 164th Avenue.NEW YORK — Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosity.”The remark is part of a response by the chain’s parent company, Darden Restaurants Inc., to a nearly 300-page criticism released by hedge fund Starboard Value last week. Starboard took Olive Garden and its management to task for a litany of issues, including its liberal distribution of breadsticks, its failure to salt the water used to boil its pasta and even the length of the asparagus it serves.Darden’s 24-page response doesn’t specifically address each of Starboard’s criticisms, but states that the company is already implementing a variety of strategies to improve Olive Garden’s performance. The company says it has introduced new menu items to underscore value, for instance, and is testing ordering technologies using table-top tablets.Starboard is lobbying to gain control of Darden’s board of directors at the company’s annual meeting Oct. 10. Darden, which is based in Orlando, Florida, has struggled to boost sales at Olive Garden with the growing popularity of chains such as Chipotle, where people feel they can get food similar in quality to a sit-down restaurant for less money. Under pressure to boost results, Darden recently sold off Red Lobster, which was doing even worse than Olive Garden. But Starboard and others took issue with the sale and wanted the company’s breakup structured differently.As for its breadsticks, Starboard said last week that Olive Garden was being wasteful because servers weren’t sticking to the policy of providing one breadstick per customer, plus an extra for the table. The investor said servers lacked “training and discipline” and were bringing out too many breadsticks at a time, which also led to cold breadsticks. Starboard noted that it wasn’t calling for Olive Garden to stop giving away unlimited breadsticks, but simply exercise more control in how they’re distributed.Starboard also said servers were overfilling salad bowls and using too much dressing, which it said drives up costs.In its response Monday, Darden said that “Olive Garden’s salad and breadsticks have been an icon of brand equity since 1982.” The company didn’t say whether it would change the way salad and breadsticks are brought out, however.last_img read more

Republican House 29 Forum For Primary Election Tonight

first_imgTune in to KSRM 920AM at 5pm, or click here to stream live over the internet. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享KSRM will be hosting a live-forum with the two republican candidates running for House District 29, from 5-6pm on KSRM 920AM this evening. Don’t forget to vote in the primary election on Tuesday, August 21, from 7am to 8pm.center_img Wayne Ogle and Ben Carpenter will join hosts Jennifer Williams and Bob Bird. This is the second in a week-long series of primary candidate forums.last_img

FW Names Magazine Division Group Publisher

first_imgF+W Publications has named former Penton Media group publisher Teri Mollison vice president and group publisher of its newly-created Creative Enthusiast/Design group, which includes titles like Writer’s Digest, the Artist’s Magazine and Print.“The Creative Enthusiast/Design group includes some of our most recognizable and celebrated brands,” said magazine division president David Blansfield. “We fully expect Teri to apply her business, marketing and multi-media savvy to grow these businesses across platforms—in print, online and in-person.”Previously, Mollison worked alongside current F+W president David Nussbaum at Penton Media, where she served as group publisher of the Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Metals group. Before Penton, Mollison was a salesperson at Time Inc. F+W’s Print magazine won a 2008 National Magazine Award and three SPD awards, including a silver honor for Magazine of the Year.last_img read more

Walmart pulls violent video games signs after mass shootings

first_img Apple iPhone XS Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $6 at Tidal Best Buy An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. 3 See It Share your voice Walmart,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Rylo Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $520 at HP Sprint $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review $999 $999 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sarah Tew/CNET Walmart isn’t the only company making changes following the most recent mass shootings. ESPN and ABC Sports decided not to air the X Games Apex Legends EXP Invitational planned for Aug. 11. They also said the decision was made “out of respect.” Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) The Cheapskate JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $155 at Google Express Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Angela Lang/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Boost Mobile Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Tagscenter_img Comments $999 Share your voice Chris Monroe/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See it Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $299 at Amazon DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Turo Sarah Tew/CNET See at Turo Read Lenovo Smart Clock review HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Tags Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apparently Walmart is telling its employees to take down displays that show violent video games, specifically shooters, as well as movies and hunting videos. pic.twitter.com/2N3t4B86tf— Kenneth Shepard (@shepardcdr) August 7, 2019 Walmart stores are removing signs that may contain violence.  Walmart Walmart stores this week began removing signs with “violent images” and turning off displays that demo violent video games. The company said the move is due to recent mass shootings, including one at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.”We’ve taken this action out of respect for the incidents of the past week,” Walmart spokesperson Tara House said Friday. “This action does not reflect a long-term change in our video game assortment.”A mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso on Saturday morning left 22 people dead. Early Sunday, nine people died in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. Following the tragedies, some politicians, including President Donald Trump, have cited violent video games as one of the contributors to such incidents. However, research suggests that video games don’t cause violent crime and likely have no connection to mass shootings.On Sunday, a Walmart spokesperson told Bloomberg the company has no plans to stop selling firearms.   Walmart ordered employees to remove “signing and displays referencing violence,” freelance journalist Kenneth Shepard tweeted Wednesday. This reportedly included turning off video game consoles featuring violent games, canceling events promoting combat or shooter games and a ban on playing violent movies or hunting videos.  $60 at Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $210 at Best Buy Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. 7 Comments See It Gaming TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Amazonlast_img read more

Wasillas VA Clinic Operating Without Doctors

first_imgThe Veterans Affairs clinic in Wasilla is without doctors, after the three physicians working under contract over the summer decided not to renew those.Download AudioA nurse practitioner, who transferred from Anchorage last week, now has to carry the 1,000-patient caseload.The clinic is supposed to have two full-time doctors but has been down one since 2012. KTVA reports the last full-time doctor left in May.Cynthia Joe, chief of staff for the Alaska VA Health Care System, said the VA is offering what it is allowed to offer for salaries. That level is capped at $195,000. She said there are also incentives and cost-of-living allowances.There are no applicants.last_img

Poor sanitation in Kagaznagar irks civic official in Asifabad

first_imgAsifabad: Municipal official Shahid Masood Ali has expressed outrage over the poor sanitation in Kagaznagar town.He visited several wards in the town after holding an enquiry at the town’s municipal office on Thursday. He chided Municipal Commissioner Tirupathi for the improper maintenance of sanitation in the town. Municipal Commissioner Tirupathi said that lack of proper vehicles is the cause of the problem. Masood Ali instructed him to search for alternative measures to maintain good sanitation and also told him to take necessary action to prevent problems during monsoon season. Later, he enquired about land encroachments.last_img

Adani Power senior executive commits suicide in Jaipur

first_imgDeepakrashmi Tripathi, Vice President of Adani Power Limited allegedly “committed suicide” by consuming poison in Jaipur on Saturday. He did not name anyone in his suicide note. “In his suicide note, he (Tripathi) has mentioned that he was fed up with life and he is solely responsible for suicide and stated that nobody else should be held responsible for his suicide. He was rushed to the Sawai Man Singh hospital where he was declared brought dead,” a senior officer of Ashok Nagar police station, Jaipur was quoted as saying by Times of India.At present, an investigation is underway and the police will check call details of the deceased. “Prima facie, it appears there is no abetment to suicide involved in this case. Still we will investigate other possible reasons for the death,” the officer added.The 61-year Vice President of the power business subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Adani Group had arrived in Jaipur on October 11 on an official visit from Ahmedabad. According to media reports, Tripathi was put up at Hotel Fortune since October 13. His suicide came to light on Saturday when his colleague Rajnish Pandey called him. According to the TOI report, Tripathi’s colleague made repeated calls in the morning but when the phone went answered, Pandey reached the hotel. The hotel administration informed the local police about the incident. Following a post-mortem, the body of the deceased was handed over to his family.last_img read more

Cypriot lenders risk becoming zombie banks partly because of troika

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesCypriot lenders are at risk of becoming ‘zombie banks’, lenders that are unable to serve their clients, partly because of the troika’s contradictory position vis-à-vis potential losses for banks, a former banker said.The troika of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund which supervises bailouts in the euro area, wants to rule out that banks shoulder losses from restructurings, said Michael Sarris, who served at the World Bank and Cyprus Popular Bank.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Turkish side ups ante in gas word war

first_imgTurkey and the Turkish Cypriot side upped the rhetoric on Monday with regard to Cyprus’ energy plans with warning messages to the government coming from both the north and from Ankara, one of which was also directed at Athens.Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Monday by Turkish Cypriot news outlet Bayrak that the Cyprus government’s energy plans were doomed to fail,According to the report, Erdogan said Turkey would continue to “respond firmly to impositions” in the Eastern Mediterranean both “in the field” and diplomatically.Referring to the RoC’s energy plans, he added: “We are saddened by their unilateral hydrocarbon explorations in the Eastern Mediterranean that are doomed to fail.”“Everyone will see and understand in the end that these attempts that continue to disregard our country and our brotherhood will end in failure,” he added.The message from the north came from Turkish Cypriot ‘foreign minister’ Kudret Ozersay who, in the second part of an interview with Phileleftheros published on Monday, said Turkey would react to the drilling later this year by US energy giants ExxonMobil, even if there are ongoing Cyprus talks.Ozersay said there were areas of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone claimed by Ankara, both on its own behalf and on behalf of Turkish Cypriots. Turkey would also proceed with its own drilling in areas it lays claim to that have been licensed out by the Cyprus government.The Turkish vessel Fatih is due to drill in the Eastern Mediterranean on October 29 but an exact location has not been revealed.Exxon is to drill later this year in block 10, which until now had not been claimed by Ankara. Turkey’s claims on the island’s EEZ partly overlap with Cyprus’ blocks 1, 4, 6 and 7. Ankara also supports the north’s claims on blocks 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 12 and 13, including within few kilometres from the Aphrodite gas field in block12.However, Ozersay argued that a section of block 10 is located in an area where Turkish Cypriots also have rights, he said, and their plans would not be affected by any ongoing talks. The leaders are due to meet on Friday but negotiations have not officially resumed.“I have heard hundreds of times the Greek Cypriots declare that their energy plans will continue. So will ours,” said Ozersay.Meanwhile Turkey’s advisor for economic affairs, Yigit Bulut warned that a “heated dispute” between Greece and Turkey in the Mediterranean would lead to a military disaster for Greece, CNA reported. Bulut said Turkey’s military force in the Mediterranean was three times greater than that of Greece.In an article in the Turkish newspaper Star, Bulult said Greece, Nicosia and Israel are pursuing a “dirty game” in the Mediterranean, thinking that they have the “big brothers” behind them.Last Thursday the Turkish navy said it stopped a Greek frigate from ‘harassing’ the Turkish seismic vessel Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa, which was skirting blocks in Cyprus’ EEZ south west of the islandIt also said Turkey would continue to exercise its sovereign rights and jurisdiction over its continental shelf.“We recommend that Greece abstain from acts that would cause an escalation in the region,” the ministry said in a statement.A Greek defence source denied there was an incident but said the Greeks were monitoring the activity of the Barbaros. Turkey had issued a Navtex, an advisory to ships including coordinates, that it would be conducting seismic surveys in the Mediterranean from October 18 to February 1.“The heart wants Greece and Turkey to be ‘best friends, the best neighbours’ in the region but they are not. This is not because of us but because of them,” Bulut added.“I hope that Greece does not get into this dirty game… any physical harassment of Turkish ships and a hot episode with Turkey will end with a military disaster for Greece… I hope logic will prevail.”The government was largely silent on the issue on Monday but the more hardline parties were critical of both Ozersay and the government.Government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou told Politis radio that Cyprus would continue to operate and move forward on the basis of international law “in cooperation with very large companies and other states like the US”.Diko reacted by saying: “It is clear that Kudret Ozersay has been named by Turkey as the main mouthpiece of its unacceptable positions and claims while [Turkish Cypriot leader] Mustafa Akinci has clearly been downgraded by Ankara. Contacts with a portion of the Greek Cypriot political leadership with Mr Ozersay also strengthen the image of the pseudo-minister as the main interlocutor on the Turkish side.” Solidarity and the Green issued similar statements saying Cyprus needed to do more internationally to have pressure put on Turkey.Defence Minister Savvas Angelides was in Paris on Monday where he briefed his French counterpart, Florence Parly, over the Turkish provocations and the presence of the Barbaros southwest of Paphos.Angelides said he would enquire about French intentions in the region, due to the presence of French energy giants active in Cyprus’ EEZ, such as Total.“They do care, they do have their planning and we will contribute to any actions, which at the end of the day aim at concluding the energy programme successfully,” the minister said. You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndo Authorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Midland fire chief backs Glenn bill in Lansing

first_img Categories: Glenn News,Glenn Photos Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, left, listens as Midland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin testified Wednesday in front of the House Regulatory Reform Committee in Lansing in support of Glenn’s legislation to strengthen fire service representation on the State Construction Code Commission.Lansing, Mich. — Midland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin traveled to Lansing Wednesday to testify before the House Regulatory Reform Committee in support of legislation introduced at Coughlin’s request by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, to ensure fire safety concerns have expert representation on the State Construction Code Commission. The commission formally approves building codes required in the state.“Under current law, there is no requirement that the fire service’s representation on the commission have any background in fire prevention, inspection, or plan review,” Chief Coughlin told the panel. ”The fire service is made up of individuals of many disciplines, including suppression, hazmat, rescue, etc. It does not necessarily follow that a fire service professional will have an appropriate knowledge base to review construction codes. Rep. Glenn’s legislation on our behalf will change that, and we appreciate his bringing this important fire safety issue forward.” Glenn said after hearing Coughlin’s testimony and input from committee members, he will add language to the legislation specifically requiring that the fire service representation on the commission have certification in fire prevention, inspection, and advanced planning.“I appreciate Chief Coughlin’s passionate leadership toward protecting not only the safety of our citizenry but the brave men and women whose job it is to enter a burning building to save life and property,” Glenn said. “It’s only common sense that we should ensure that someone appointed to represent fire safety issues is actually required to have the professional base of knowledge to do so effectively.”Two Democratic state legislators — Rep. Tom Cochran, D-Mason, a former Lansing Fire chief, and Rep. Henry Yanez, D-Sterling Heights, a retired professional fire fighter — also testified in support of Glenn’s legislation. 27Jan Midland fire chief backs Glenn bill in Lansinglast_img read more