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Trump scoffs at ‘Parasite’s’ Oscar win

first_img“Parasite,” a dark comedy exploring class divides, made history by becoming the first non-English-language film to win Hollywood’s biggest annual prize.Saying “was it good? I don’t know,” Trump seemed to indicate he had not watched the film.Trump, whose presidency has been built on a nationalist “America first” slogan, said it was time to bring back classics from Hollywood’s golden age.”Let’s get ‘Gone With the Wind.’ Can we get ‘Gone With the Wind’ back please? ‘Sunset Boulevard?'” he said.Trump also took a crack at Best Supporting Actor winner Brad Pitt, calling him “a little wise guy.” Pitt used his award acceptance speech to support the impeachment of Trump.Topics : President Donald Trump on Thursday scorned the best picture Oscar for South Korean film “Parasite,” asking how a foreign movie could get the honor.”How bad was the Academy Awards this year?” Trump asked the crowd at a packed reelection campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado.”We got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year?” Trump asked in disbelief.Trump criticized the Oscars for awarding Parasite Best Picture.”What the hell was that all about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea with trade.”— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 21, 2020last_img read more

Football Friday Scores-Week #8 (10-11)

first_imgOn the radio, The Batesville Bulldogs improve to 8-0 by defeating The Franklin County Wildcats 40 on Homecoming Night.On the web, The Greensburg Pirates snapped a very long losing streak against East Central by defeating The Trojans 34-20.Other WRBI Area Football Scores.Lawrenceburg  33    Connersville  27Rushville  53     South Dearborn  17Milan  53     Edinburgh  14South Decatur  42     North Decatur  21Union Dugger  44     Oldenburg Academy  20Madison  42     Bedford North Lawrence  3Floyd Central  54     Jennings County  30Centerville  38     Union County  7last_img

Road debris blamed in motorcycle crash

first_imgBrookville, In. — Debris on the highway is blamed for a two motorcycle crash in Franklin County Friday.A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says around 12:30 p.m. motorcycles driven by Theresa Payne, 57, and Jonathan Payne, 53, both of Harrison, Ohio, were westbound on State Road 252. When Theresa made a left turn onto Whitcomb Road she lost control on fresh grass clippings. She hit the rear of the motorcycle driven by Jonathan and caused both to go down.Theresa Payne was flown to University Hospital in Cincinnati. Jonathan Payne was treated at the scene.last_img

Giant Olympic rings in Tokyo towed away for maintenance

first_img Loading… A giant set of Olympic rings installed off Tokyo’s waterfront was towed away for inspections and maintenance Thursday after coronavirus forced the year-long postponement of the 2020 Games. The 69-ton interlocking rings went up off the Odaiba bay area at the beginning of the year, as the city began the final countdown to the Summer Olympics. They were intended to stay in place until the original end date of the Olympics, on August 9, and then be replaced by the Paralympics symbol. But on Thursday, the barge holding the monument – which is more than 15 metres tall and 32 metres wide (49 feet by 104 feet) – was towed back to shore. “The Olympic Symbol as well as its salvage barge will undergo a safety inspection and receive maintenance for about four months. The date of re-installation to the current location will be determined after maintenance has been completed,” the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said in a statement.Advertisement Read Also: Barcelona president replies Napoli counterpart over Covid-19 claims This year’s Games were originally scheduled to open on July 24, but officials took the historic decision to push back the event by a year as the coronavirus pandemic spread across the globe. Olympic and Japanese officials have said they remain committed to holding the Games next year as planned, but experts have questioned whether the virus will be under control by then. Opinion polls in Japan show waning confidence that the Games can, or should, be held in 2021. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature Look5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Untold Truth Of Sasha ObamaWorld-Ending Scenarios: This Is How The Apocalypse May Happen7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Super Eagles midfielder Etebo agrees deal to join Galatasaray

first_img Loading… Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe Since the expiration of his six months loan deal with Getafe, Etebo is yet to feature for the Potters in their pre-season matches so far. Reports in Turkey, also added that Galatasaray and Stoke City have reached an agreement for the 24-year-old who moved to the English side from CD Feirense just before the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. Etebo who scored twice in 45 league appearances for the Potters won Stoke City South West Stokies Stoke City Player of the Year in his debut season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, is edging closer to a move to Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray from Stoke City. Reports revealed that the former Warri Wolves man has reached an agreement over personal terms with the club and the final details of the deal is left with both clubs. Etebo who spent the second half of last season on loan at LaLiga club Getafe appeared to be in plans of Stoke City boss Michael O’Neil since he took over from Nathan Jones back in November 2019.Advertisementlast_img read more

5 things about new Swansea manager Alan Curtis

first_imgSwansea have appointed Alan Curtis as their permanent manager until the end of the season. Curtis signed for Swansea straight from school and made over 400 appearances – scoring over 120 goals – during his three spells with the club. LIFE BEGINS AT 40 At the age of 40, Curtis played in Barry Town’s 2-1 Welsh Cup final win over Cardiff in 1994. NEARLY THE BEST As a teenager, Curtis had a one-week trial with Manchester United and shared a changing room with George Best. A PIECE OF HISTORY Curtis was part of Swansea’s meteoric rise through four divisions and scored a stunning goal in a 5-1 win over Leeds in their first game in the top flight. 35 TIMES A DRAGON Curtis made 35 international appearances for Wales between 1976 and 1987, scoring six goals. Here are five things you probably did not know about the long-serving club great. MAN AND BOY center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cahill completes move to Chelsea

first_imgChelsea have formally completed the signing of England defender Gary Cahill from Bolton.The Blues agreed a fee – believed to be in the region of £7m – more than two weeks ago but his move to Stamford Bridge was delayed by wrangling over personal terms.But his transfer was rubber-stamped on Monday and Cahill, 26, is expected to make his debut in this weekend’s game at Norwich.AdChoices广告He can also play for his new club in the FA Cup, having not featured in the third round for Bolton.Chelsea hope Cahill can form a strong partnership with England skipper John Terry and help stamp out the defensive lapses that have plagued them this season.They endured more anxious moments during Saturday’s home match against Sunderland but clung on for a 1-0 victory that maintained their 100% start to 2012.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Who’s next? Raptors, Blues championships leave 41 pro teams still looking for first title

first_img (Getty Images) 21. Detroit LionsLast year: 6-10, fourth in NFC NorthHow close? The Lions won the NFL championship in 1957, but they have yet to reach the Super Bowl. Matthew Stafford remains a solid quarterback, but how much time does he have left in Motown?22. Indiana PacersLast year: 48-34, second in Central DivisionHow close? The Pacers are a playoff regular with eight appearances this decade, but they have lost in the first round each of the last four seasons.23. San Diego PadresThis year: 33-35, fourth in NL WestHow close? The Padres made a splash by getting Manny Machado, and and have a young core of exciting players, but they still struggle at PETCO Park. San Diego has not played in the postseason since the one-game playoff loss against Colorado in a tiebreaker for the wild card in 2007.24. Vancouver CanucksLast year: 35-36-11, fifth in Pacific DivisionHow close? The Canucks have just one playoff appearance in the last six seasons, but they have a bright future around center Elias Pettersson, who piled up 66 points as a rookie. Vancouver must continue to build around him to take that next step.25. Orlando MagicLast year: 42-40, first in Southeast DivisionHow close? The Magic made the playoffs under coach Steve Clifford in his first year in Orlando, but this team is a long way from playing like the group that made the 2009 NBA Finals.26. Columbus Blue JacketsLast year: 47-31-4, fourth in Metropolitan DivisionHow close? The Blue Jackets made history by winning their first playoff series with a thrilling sweep of top-seed Tampa Bay last season, but a pending free-agent exodus that might include Sergei Bobrovsky and Artemi Panarin will test a young farm system. Otherwise, Columbus would be much higher on this list.27. Florida PanthersLast year: 36-32-14, fifth in Atlantic DivisionHow close? The Panthers have been looking to return to the Stanley Cup Final since their only visit in 1995-96, and they have two 90-point scorers in Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau. Joel Quenneville was hired to get this team back to the postseason. 28. Washington NationalsThis year: 31-36, fourth in AL EastHow close? Bryce Harper left for Philadelphia, and despite a strong pitching staff, the star’s departure is going to make it tougher for the Nationals to win it all. A string of four NLDS losses this decade will only grow more painful with time — especially if the Phillies win it all.29. Minnesota WildLast year: 37-36-9How close? The Wild missed the playoffs last season after six straight appearances, a run that ended after three first-round exits. Did they miss their window?30. Cincinnati BengalsLast year: 6-10, fourth in AFC NorthHow close? The Bengals moved on from Marvin Lewis, so maybe Zac Taylor is the right coach to lead this team back to the Super Bowl. Cincinnati has not won a playoff game since 1990-91 — which came shortly after the Reds won the World Series. (Getty Images) 1. Milwaukee Brewers This year: 39-29, first in NL CentralHow close? The Brewers’ time is now. MVP candidate Christian Yelich leads a heavy-hitting lineup complimented by a strong pitching staff. Milwaukee has been to the NLCS twice this decade but has not made the World Series since 1982.2. Houston TexansLast year: 11-5, first in AFC SouthHow close? The Texans have a franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson, a dominant receiver in DeAndre Hopkins, an elite pass rusher in J.J. Watt and a coach in Bill O’Brien who has shown he can get to the postseason. Minuses? Houston just fired its GM, and it has been to the divisional playoffs only three time this decade. If the Texans don’t take the next step soon, then the next NFL team on this list might.3. Cleveland BrownsLast year: 7-8-1, third in AFC NorthHow close? Believe in The Land, which last won an NFL championship before the Super Bowl era in 1964. The Browns have the same things as the Texans with Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr., and Myles Garrett, and first-year coach Freddie Kitchens has the confidence of an aggressive GM in John Dorsey. Cleveland’s Super Bowl window is open. One could argue they should be ahead of the Texans, but Houston beat Cleveland last season and plays in a weaker division. Perhaps they will settle it in the playoffs this year.4. Vegas Golden KnightsLast year: 43-32-7, third in Pacific DivisionHow close? The Knights reached the Stanley Cup Final in their first year as a franchise, and a mix of four 50-point scorers and goaltender Marc Andre-Fleury should help the Knights keep that window open.  5. Los Angeles ChargersLast year: 12-4, second in AFC WestHow close? The Chargers have an experienced quarterback in Philip Rivers, and coach Anthony Lynn was exactly what this franchise needed to get back on track. Los Angeles, however, must deal with the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes in its division. That could block the Chargers from the Super Bowl in this window.MORE: NFL Power Rankings for 20196. Nashville PredatorsLast year: 47-29-6, first in Central DivisionHow close? The Preds have made five straight playoff appearances under Peter Laviolette, and that includes the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. Nashville will have to bounce back from a first-round upset, but the Preds aren’t alone in that regard in the Western Conference.7. Denver NuggetsLast year: 54-28, first in Northwest DivisionHow close? The first NBA team is a result of a predictable landscape. The Nuggets had the second best regular-season record in the Western Conference last year, but they were knocked out in the second round of the playoffs by Portland. Still, this group had seven players average double figures. They could benefit from a potential Golden State break-up, too.8. Winnipeg JetsLast year: 47-30-5, second in Central DivisionHow close? The Jets had a tough first-round exit from the playoffs last season, but they have averaged 106.5 points over the last two years and should be right back in contention in the Western Conference in 2019. Will Winnipeg be the team that ends Canada’s Stanley Cup drought.9. Atlanta FalconsLast year: 7-9, second in NFC SouthHow close? The Falcons are two years removed from the 28-3 meltdown in the Super Bowl, but Matt Ryan has proven he can lead a team to the title game. The Falcons have made the second weekend of the NFL playoffs four times this decade.10. San Jose SharksLast year: 46-27-9, second in Pacific DivisionHow close? The Sharks have made four straight playoff appearances and were in the Stanley Cup Final in 2016. The recent conference final loss to the Blues was a missed opportunity for a franchise that has averaged close to 100 points the last four seasons. 11. Brooklyn NetsLast year: 42-40, fourth in Atlantic DivisionHow close? The Nets made the playoffs last year, and D’Angelo Russell and Caris LeVert are emerging stars. Brooklyn, however, needs more star power to reach the next level in the Eastern Conference. Is Kyrie Irving that guy?12. Carolina PanthersLast year: 7-9, third in NFC SouthHow close? The Panthers for some reason can’t put together back-to-back winning seasons. The good news is this is the “good” year, Cam Newton looks ready to return from a shoulder injury and the defense will keep them in games.13. Minnesota VikingsLast year: 8-7-1, second in NFC NorthHow close? The Vikings made the NFC championship game two years ago, but the Kirk Cousins contract has become a lightning rod for criticism. They missed the playoffs last season, and coach Mike Zimmer will have his hands full to get back to the top of the NFC North.14. Utah JazzLast year: 50-32, third in Northwest DivisionHow close? Utah could not get past the first round of the playoffs this year, but Donovan Mitchell is the kind of player who could lead an NBA Finals run at some point in his career. Utah has not been to the Western Conference finals since 2006-07.15. Colorado RockiesThis year: 35-32, second NL WestHow close? The Rockies have been in the postseason the last two years, and we like their ballpark for offensive purposes. Will Bud Black lead a breakthrough this season?MORE: 14 MLB postseason oddities you might not know about16. Tampa Bay RaysThis year: 41-26, second in AL EastHow close? The Rays have found their rhythm under fifth-year manager Kevin Cash and could make the playoffs for the first time since 2013. It’s still difficult in a division that features the Red Sox and Yankees.17. Los Angeles ClippersLast year: 48-34, second in Pacific DivisionHow close? They have made seven playoff appearances in this decade, but the Clippers have been bounced in the first round in three of the last four seasons. Doc Rivers is a solid coach, but this franchise needs to go all in if it ever wants to make the NBA Finals. The next NBA team on this list can relate.18. Tennessee TitansLast year: 9-7, third in AFC SouthHow close? The Titans just missed the playoffs last season, but coach Mike Vrabel proved his worth in his first season. Tennessee can compete for playoff berths, but it has some catching up to do against Indianapolis and Houston.19. Jacksonville JaguarsLast year: 5-11, fourth in AFC SouthHow close? The Jaguars were in the AFC championship game just two seasons ago, but a blown lead against New England ballooned into a hangover season. Is Nick Foles the cure around a group that still has enough young talent to win the division?20. Texas RangersThis year: 36-31, second in AL WestHow close? The Rangers have gone 58 seasons without a championship and last made the World Series in 2011. They are challenging for a wild-card spot this season. Sporting News looked at the four major professional American sports — MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL — and the teams that have not won a championship. One important disclaimer: For the NFL, we did not include NFL championships won before the Super Bowl era or AFL championships won before the merger. Your team must win the Super Bowl.MORE: When did your city win its last pro sports championship?That leaves several pro franchises across the four sports looking to hold up that championship trophy for the first time. How close — or how far — is your team from winning the World Series, the Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup Final or the NBA Finals?We take a closer look from top to bottom, with the teams ranked based on their likelihood of becoming the next first-time champion. Getty Images (Getty Images) 31. Arizona CardinalsLast year: 3-13, fourth in NFC WestHow close? The Cardinals begin the great experiment with Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray. Will that be enough to get them back to the Super Bowl? If it is, then the NFL will be changed forever.32. Memphis GrizzliesLast year: 33-49, third in Southwest DivisionHow close? The Grizzlies have their third coach in three seasons in Taylor Jenkins, and they appear headed for yet another makeover in the loaded Western Conference. At least they to get build around the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.33. Buffalo SabresLast year: 33-39-10, sixth in Atlantic DivisionHow close? The Sabres have finished sixth or worse in the Atlantic Division the last six seasons. Ralph Krueger inherits a team that increased its point total by 14. A playoff berth should be next if they can proprerly build around Jack Eichel and Rasmus Dahlin.34. Buffalo BillsLast year: 6-10, third in AFC EastHow close? The Bills haven’t won a playoff game since 1995 and have been to the playoffs once since 2000. Tom Brady has not retired yet, either.35. Charlotte HornetsLast year: 39-43How close? Kemba Walker’s future is a question mark. The Hornets have not advanced past the first round since before they relocated in 2001-02. Charlotte has finished below .500 the last three seasons, too.36. Minnesota TimberwolvesLast year: 36-46, fifth in Northwest DivisionHow close? If Karl Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Jimmy Butler can’t get this team to the postseason, then what’s it going to take? There’s a long way to go here.37. Arizona CoyotesLast year: 39-35-8, fourth in Pacific DivisionHow close? The Coyotes just missed the playoffs last season under second-year coach Rick Tocchet. We need to see them get in before we start thinking championship.38. New Orleans PelicansLast year: 33-49, fourth in Southwest Division  How close? There are too many unanswered questions about Anthony Davis’ future here, but it looks like New Orleans might get to start over with Zion Williamson. We will re-evaluate this after the NBA Draft.MORE: No. 1 overall picks that changed the NBA39. Seattle MarinersThis year: 29-42, last in AL WestHow close? It’s not looking good for the M’s, who have not made the playoffs since the magical 116-46 season in 2001.40. Ottawa SenatorsLast year: 29-47-6, Eighth in Atlantic Division The St. Louis Blues and Toronto Raptors won their first championships in franchise history this week in the NHL and NBA, respectively. That begs a question across the other major sports.  Who is next? How close? The Senators face a long rebuild after trading away some top talent and finishing last in the Eastern Conference with just 64 points.41. Phoenix SunsLast year: 19-63, fifth in Pacific DivisionHow close? The Suns are a perpetual NBA Lottery team that has not made the playoffs in nine seasons. They are a long way from a championship.last_img read more

Five year sentence for Mason City man who pleaded guilty to serious injury by vehicle

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man who pleaded guilty to serious injury by vehicle is headed to prison. On November 13th 2018, 48-year-old Kevin Shafer was driving northbound on Grouse Avenue when he crossed the center line just south of the intersection with 230th Street south of Clear Lake. A southbound vehicle trying to avoid a collision went into the ditch, but Shafer went into the same ditch and crashed into the other vehicle, seriously injuring the driver. Investigators said lab tests found amphetamines and methamphetamine in Shafer’s blood at the time of the crash. Shafer pleaded guilty to serious injury by vehicle. Judge Adam Sauer on Wednesday sentenced Shafer to five years in prison and issued a $750 fine which was suspended.last_img