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Racy `SNL’ video livens up tech Emmys

first_imgBy Michael Cidoni THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Emmys got edgy as an off-color “Saturday Night Live” video featuring Justin Timberlake and strategically placed gift boxes was honored at the creative arts ceremony in Los Angeles. “(Blank) in a Box,” last December’s fake music video performed by Timberlake and “SNL” cast member Andy Samberg, is about wrapping a certain part of the male anatomy and presenting it to a loved one as a holiday present. “I think it’s safe to say that when we first set out to make this song, we were all thinking `Emmy!”‘ Samberg said in accepting the award Saturday for best original music and lyrics. The video, which beat out competition that included two songs from “Scrubs” the musical, became an Internet sensation. It garnered millions of views on YouTube and NBC’s Web site, which posted an un-bleeped version. The Creative Arts Emmys, which recognize technical and other achievements for the 2006-07 season, will air Sept. 15 on E!, the night before the Primetime Emmy Awards on Fox. Timberlake was elsewhere Saturday: He had a concert scheduled in Tacoma, Wash. But his tour takes him to Los Angeles on Primetime Emmys night, raising the possibility he could perform “Box” at the ceremony. As Samberg arrived at the creative arts awards, he told The Associated Press that he had yet to be asked by the TV academy to perform the song with Timberlake on the Fox broadcast – but he was willing, he said. Other winners Saturday included the four actors who received awards for series guest roles: Elaine Stritch for “30 Rock,” Leslie Caron for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” John Goodman for “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and Stanley Tucci for “Monk.” “I think I was nominated in 1951 for the most promising newcomer. I’m glad I finally realized my potential,” Caron said. Spike Lee’s New Orleans documentary, “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts,” received three awards, including a directing trophy. “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” won a leading five awards. The film, which chronicles events leading up to the assassination of Sitting Bull and the Sioux massacre at Wounded Knee Creek in 1890, is up for more Emmy honors, including best TV movie, next weekend. “This project has been a labor of love and a labor of conscience for everyone who worked on it,” said executive producer Dick Wolf. Entertainment industry executive Rich Frank, former president of Television Academy, received the Syd Cassyd Founders Award. HBO collected the most trophies, 15, followed by NBC with 12, CBS with nine and Cartoon Network with eight. Fox earned seven awards, PBS six and ABC four. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Hull 1-0 Liverpool: Tigers creep towards safety while lifeless Reds blow top four hopes

first_img1 Hull captain Michael Dawson celebrates his winning goal against Liverpool Liverpool saw their slim Champions League hopes reduced to a flicker as Michael Dawson’s first half header handed relegation threatened Hull City a crucial 1-0 victory at the KC Stadium.With top four rivals Manchester United beaten by Everton on Sunday, a win would have seen the Reds move to within four points of their rivals.But they failed to take advantage of United’s slip, as the more determined Tigers managed to hold on to a slim win to take a big step closer to top flight survival.Brendan Rodgers’ side had a host of chances to score in the first half but none really troubled Steve Harper in the Hull net, with Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and Mario Balotelli all firing straight at the veteran goalkeeper.The hosts proved a threat on the break and they took full advantage of Liverpool’s apparent lack of fire and concentration when a rapid surge up field resulted in a well taken goal from former Tottenham captain Dawson, the former Tottenham captain sending a thumping header past Simon Mignolet to leaves the Tigers four points clear of the drop zone.Liverpool, meanwhile, remain in fifth and look set for Europa League football next season.Build up to the game was dominated by reports of a mass boycott from Liverpool fans over inflated ticket prices, and the supporters who stayed at home will be glad they did, with their side looking directionless at times.The visitors were on the back foot from the start, with Hull unlucky not to take an early lead when in-form striker Dame N’Doye sent a free header straight at Mignolet after clever wing play from the lively Sone Aluko.Coutinho was again the Merseysiders’ most lively attacking outlet and the Brazilian was first to test Harper, smashing a volley straight at the shot-stopper after Jordon Ibe cleverly dummied Henderson’s corner.Having little luck through a packed midfield, most of the Reds’ best chances came from out wide where they put the pace of Raheem Sterling and Ibe to good use.Balotelli, who started for the second successive game, was quiet on the whole but did go close with an audacious backheel shot which took Harper by surprise but failed to beat the former Newcastle man.But the three-man defence of Liverpool were vulnerable on the counter and Hull went close with two chances in quick succession which forced Mignolet into a fine double save, first parrying Jake Livermore’s header before he and Glen Johnson combined to clear Sone Aluko’s follow up off the line.It was brilliant play from the Belgian, but he was soon picking the ball out of his net when Dawson took a step off his marker, the daydreaming Martin Skrtel, before heading Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross into the top corner to send the KC Stadium into raptures.Goalscoring opportunities dried up after the break until Liverpool suddenly sparked to life with 30 minutes to play.Coutinho was again the instigator as he threaded a lovely pass through to Henderson, who chested the ball down but saw his volleyed effort saved, with skipper going close moments later but again his  thumping shot was well gathered by Harper.Liverpool once again suffered without the injured Daniel Sturridge and the ineffective Balotelli made way for Rickie Lambert on 65 minutes, though the former Southampton man didn’t fare much better.Hull mustered a handful of half chances in the closing stages, with Robbie Brady going close from a corner and Tom Huddlestone firing just wide, but the hosts remained fairly untroubled until the referee finally blew the final whistle.last_img read more

DDTV: HEARTBREAK AS SEVEN PILOT WHALES BURIED ON BALLYNESS BAY

first_imgThere has been widespread sadness expressed as seven of the Pilot Whales that became beached at Ballyness Bay, Falcarragh yesterday morning were buried on the beach this morning. The seven Pilot Whales were buried at the location they became beached, despite the valiant rescue efforts from marine experts and locals yesterday.Gardaí have now cordoned off the location where the Pilot Whales have been buried.The scene today at Ballyness Bay is a stark contrast to yesterday.Hundreds of people packed the beach to help with the rescue efforts in any way they could. Today, only a handful of people are on the beach as the five remaining Whales are being left to die.The Whales who were re-floated at one point yesterday became beached again late yesterday evening.The decision was then made by marine experts that the best thing to do was to let the Whales die of natural causes.The five remaining Whales are still alive but are slowly dying on the beach.Two diggers used to bury the seven Whales earlier this morning, have remained on location and are waiting for the other five Whales to die, and they will also be buried on the beach.Locals believe that one of the Whales successfully returned to sea, but sadly 12 Whales will now die on Ballyness Bay.  DDTV: HEARTBREAK AS SEVEN PILOT WHALES BURIED ON BALLYNESS BAY was last modified: July 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyness BaybeachedburiedDDDTVFalcarraghnewsStrandedwhaleslast_img read more

GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgTermon GAA Notes: Week Ending 25/03/12Minor Board:Underage training continues this Friday evening 30th March in the Craoibhin centre in Termon. 6 – 7pm.  U6 & U8 Boys & Girls Squads will train between7 – 8pm     U10 and U12 girls coaching will take place.8 – 9pm     U10 boys training will take place. The club would like to thank the parents for their support with the late training times. The late starts will be for only 1-2 more weeks. Your support is greatly appreciated.The club would like to thank all parents who have registered their child with the club, any parent wishing to do so can do it between 6-9pm this Friday at the Craoibhin, Termon. Any queries contact your childs coach or Eddie Harkin, minor board Chairman on 086 608 2512.Ladies Board:Congratulations to Geraldine McLaughlin who has won Donegal Ladies Player of the year 2011. Geraldine will be presented with her award at the Donegal GAA banquet on the 30th March at the Abbey Hotel. The Junior ladies began their season this week in the Gaeltacht away to Kilcar. The girls put in a great performance but were beaten by a strong Kilcar side by a few scores. Both the senior and junior ladies begin their league season in the coming weeks. All players welcome.Lotto:The Lotto draw took place in place in Glenveagh Inn on Friday last. Next week’s draw takes place in the Lagoon, Martin Friel and Gerard Grant are the coordinators. The jackpot is now €2050.Senior Men: The Reserve and Senior teams get their league season underway this Saturday away to Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon at 5.00 and 6.30pm respectively. All support would be appreciated.MembershipAnnual Membership is now due for renewal. All players, managers and coaches must have membership to be involved with the club. Adult membership with lotto is €80 for adults and €60 for students. Anyone wishing to purchase a Club Donegal ticket which permits access to all men’s club games in the county free of charge can do so for €200 including your club membership. Contact Essie McGrenra for more details on 086 154 2045.Poker Classic Termon GAA will be hosting a Poker classic in the Lagoon, Termon on Thursday the 5th April 2012 starting at 8pm. Entry €20. For more info contact Joe on 086 406 0633.Club MeetingThere will be a club meeting next Wednesday in the Craoibhin at 8.30pm. All members are encouraged to attend.CongratulationsThe club would like to congratulate Joe and Maria O Donnell on the birth of their baby girl Orlaith this week.GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Falcarragh water off yet again

first_imgThere are further water disruptions to the town of Falcarragh again this morning.Yet another burst water pipe in the ailing system means that businesses and householders will be without water until at least this afternoon.The entire water system locally is due to be upgraded by Irish Water in September. However, retailers and locals now face a summer of water disruptions because of the ageing pipe network.Falcarragh water off yet again was last modified: May 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Conte: Giroud had to start cup final

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea boss Antonio Conte said he had no choice but to choose Olivier Giroud ahead of Alvaro Morata for the 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup final.Giroud started up front, with matchwinner Eden Hazard playing just behind the Frenchman.The tactics, which saw an interchangeable midfield three of N’Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas, drew criticism from United’s manager Jose Mourinho who said his former side relied on long balls and were predictable.Conte said: “For sure, Alvaro is an important player. But I made an important decision because the only way to win this cup against Manchester United was to play a really strong physical player to hold up the ball and to link with Hazard.”The ploy worked, with Hazard winning and scoring the penalty that delivered an eighth FA Cup success in the club’s history and a fifth in 12 years.Conte said dropping Morata was harsh, but he still expects the Spanish striker to be part of his country’s World Cup squad.“In the past I did this job with the Italy national team but for the World Cup Morata is right to stay in the 23-man squad,” Conte added.“I am seeing him every day and after this tough season Morata has improved a lot in his first season in England.“Morata now is in really good form.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

Mountain Monsters: Trapper is not dead

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest John “Trapper” Tice. Photo provided by Destination America.I am pleased to confirm that despite rumors to the contrary in January of 2016, Trapper from the television series “Mountain Monsters” is alive and well.A publicist for Discovery Communications, Inc. and “Mountain Monsters” confirmed he is in good health after a cliff hanger during one of the episodes left fans worried he had passed away.“I’m happy to confirm that Trapper is alive and well,” a publicist for the network said. “At the end of the 2016 season premiere, there was a cliffhanger revealing that Trapper had a medical emergency. In reality Trapper’s health scare occurred last spring, and fans will see in this weekend’s episode that he is now in recovery and on the mend!”Comments and messages of condolences were left on my blog from several years ago, Mountain Monsters: The inside scoop. I’m not sure why so many folks were sure Trapper had passed away, but I’m happy to report he is doing well.“Please let your readers know that his health will be addressed in the episode airing this Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10/9c,” the same publicist requested.As with everything on the Internet, it is important check your facts closely before starting rumors, that’s why I went directly to a publicist for the network on which the series airs.I’m thankful she was willing to share his health status and confirm he is “alive and well.”For more on “Mountain Monsters,” check out the following links:Men of “Mountain Monsters” investigate Ohio folklore“Mountain Monsters” — They’re more familiar than you thinkTo find out more about A.I.M.S., visit http://www.aimsa.org/.To see the full schedule for “Mountain Monsters,” visit http://www.destinationamerica.com/tv-shows/mountain-monsters.last_img read more

Facebook slashes price of Oculus Rift for second time

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Facebook#Oculus Rift#PC#virtual reality#VR#wearable Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Facebook has slashed the price of the Oculus Rift for a second time, as part of its “Summer of Rift” sales season. The Oculus Rift and Touch controller are available for $399 and will remain at that price for six weeks.It is the second time Facebook has cut the price of the Oculus Rift since it acquired the company for $2 billion in 2014. Oculus launched its first consumer version in early 2016, but the first few months were plagued by shipping delays.See Also: What F8’s AR/VR announcements mean for marketersThe original cost of the Oculus Rift, $599, put a lot of consumers off, especially with the additional hardware cost to make the games playable. Consumers that don’t already own a PC could see the cost pass $1,500, before purchasing any games or accessories.Even though the reduction in price doesn’t do much for consumers without a PC, it may perk the interest of gamers that have been on the fence about the Oculus. However, some may wait for Oculus next headset, which is expected to launch in 2018.The VR market has not blossomed as much as Facebook may have been hoping, but analysts project a growth in sales over the next five years, led by mobile VR headsets. Oculus already works with Samsung on the Gear VR, but may look to build its own hardware in the future. Follow the Puckcenter_img David Curry Related Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

Controversial Rajasthan bill sent to Assembly select committee

first_imgRajasthan tables Criminal Laws Amendment Bill amid uproar  The move has been severely criticised by the Congress and the National People’s Party (NPP) and senior BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari. The Editors Guild of India too opposed the “harmful ordinance” and demanded its withdrawal.On Tuesday, Mr. Tiwari protested when he was not allowed to raise a point of order. He objected to Speaker Kailash Meghwal giving permission to the Home Minister for giving his statement during Question Hour.  At the beginning of Question Hour on Tuesday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje held a meeting of Ministers on Monday night to discuss the Bill and that the Home Minister would apprise the House of the development.The Home Minister said that prior approval of the President was sought before introducing the ordinance in September.On Monday, Independent MLA Manik Chand Surana raised the point that no approval of the President was attached with the Bill. As the Opposition MLAs rushed into the well of the House demanding withdrawal of the Bill, Mr. Kataria said the government would consider the suggestions put forward by the members. He then moved a proposal to refer it to the select committee. The proposal was passed by the Assembly. The select committee was asked to submit a report in the next session.The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, seeks to protect serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in the State from being investigated for on-duty action, without government sanction. It also bars the media from reporting on such accusations till the sanction to proceed with the probe is given by the government.Also Read Rajasthan Criminal Law Bill will check motivated complaints: Prasad Facing flak from various quarters, the Rajasthan government on Tuesday referred a controversial bill that seeks to protect public servants and judges from prosecution without its prior sanction to a select committee of the Assembly.Amid an uproar from the Opposition Congress, the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill was tabled in the Assembly by Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria on Monday to replace an ordinance promulgated on September 7.Also Readlast_img read more

ED questions Hooda in land case

first_imgFacing charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating in the Manesar land case, former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was on Thursday questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here.An official, requesting anonymity, said that Mr. Hooda’s statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the case.The CBI had registered the case in 2015 following allegations that private builders, in conspiracy with some State government officials, had bought about 400 acres in and around Manesar at throwaway prices, causing a loss of about ₹1,500 crore to the owners.Chargesheet filedThe CBI had filed a chargesheet under sections of the IPC related to criminal conspiracy and cheating, and relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act against Mr. Hooda and other accused.last_img read more