“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin passes away at 76

first_imgAretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul,” has passed away this morning. She lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at age 76 , according to her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.This story is developing. Please check back for updates.last_img

NFL Week 14 Weather Updates: Cold temperatures, wind, rain could impact fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions

first_imgWeek 14 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerNFL Week 14 weather updatesThe Patriots-Dolphins and Saints-Bucs both figure to see winds around 15 mph (maybe a little higher in Miami) and some rain (higher chance in Tampa). While that’s obviously suboptimal for all teams, it’s not as if the games will be played in monsoons. All four kickers get slight downgrades, but there’s no need to bench any QBs or WRs if you don’t have similarly talented backups (which is highly unlikely for guys like Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, and Rob Gronkowski, among others) Tom Brady was already on start/sit bubbles, so if you have a similar backup, go ahead and use this weather forecast as a tie breaker.There’s also about a 25-percent chance of rain on Monday in Seattle for the Vikings-Seahawks, but that’s not high enough to be worried about any players.WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endThe coldest spots figure to be Chicago for the Rams-Bears and Green Bay for the Falcons-Packers. With visitors from either a warm-weather or domed locale, obviously the sub-freezing temps could have an effect, but it’s not enough to bench any key players. The Giants-Redskins, Panthers-Browns, Jets-Bills, and Ravens-Chiefs will see similar temperatures. There were some snow worries in Green Bay last week, but for the most part, fantasy football owners were once again fortunate with manageable weather conditions. The Week 14 NFL weather forecast is similar, with only mild wind and rain concerns in spots like Miami (Patriots-Dolphins) and Tampa (Saints-Buccaneers). And while there will be several games featuring temps hovering around or slightly below the freezing mark, it doesn’t look like there will be any snow to affect fantasy start ’em, sit ’em calls.Of course, you don’t have to worry at all about the weather if you have players playing in stadiums with a roof. There are three such games this week, so enjoy ideal conditions if you have guys from the Colts-Texans, Lions-Cardinals, and Eagles-Cowboys games.last_img read more

Taken 3 at Wellington Regent; American Sniper to be shown next week

first_imgRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 10%. Audience review: 50% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Coming soon:American Sniper.Follow us on Twitter. Movie Synopsis: Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter. (C) Fox Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (9) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -3 Vote up Vote down WellDone · 289 weeks ago When you go see Liam Neeson’s new shoot-’em-up flick, be sure to remember that in real life he’s an anti-Second Amendment gun grabber who wants to take away your rights of self-protection. Personally, I wouldn’t walk across the street to see one of this hypocrite’s movies. Report Reply 8 replies · active 288 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 288 weeks ago Well said WellDone. Don’t go see taken, but you have to see American Sniper. Really deals with what goes on when a family member is deployed and the rest of the family has to deal with it also. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 288 weeks ago Going to see a movie in no way makes you and endorser of the views of the actor playing in the movie. It that was the case, I’d never go see a movie. Boycotting a local business over something it has nothing to do with, is not a good thing to do. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down WellDone · 288 weeks ago No one said anything about boycotting a local business. I plan on going to the Regent to see “American Sniper”. But as far as I know, I still have a right to pick and choose which movies I see and which I don’t. Don’t worry, Cueball, those advertising revenues will still be there for you. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 288 weeks ago You boycotting this movie will not make Liam Neeson to change his mind about guns. But it could hurt the Regent enough to close down the theater. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down WellDone · 288 weeks ago Naturally, I don’t want to see any local business fail, but if the Regent is threatened with a shut down due to poor attendance at one movie…then it’s only a matter of time anyway. Now, with my hand on my chin and staring at the ceiling, I’m wondering…”Which would I miss most? Seeing a movie in a theater, or enjoying my Constitutional Rights?” Hmm! Firearms manufacturers are already refusing to supply guns for Neeson’s films, so don’t tell me he won’t get the message if masses refuse to pay admission to see his films. I know better. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 288 weeks ago OK if you are going to go that direction I’ll go with you. And please don’t misconstrue this as being anti second amendment rights because I like you believe we have a right to bear arms. But you are saying that Liam is attacking the second amendment. But shouldn’t he have his first amendment rights? You are wanting to boycott the film because he says the country needs less guns. He may be right. He may be wrong. But that is his opinion! You say boycott the movie which is your right. But to say the second amendment is more important than the first amendment is crazy thinking. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down WellDone · 288 weeks ago C’mon, Cueball, I didn’t say that and you know it. I said our Constitutional Rights are more important than a movie. Naturally, Neeson has every right to say whatever foolish thing he wants to say. I just think it’s highly hypocritical of him to speak out against the 2nd Amendment when he makes a fortune from action films that involve guns. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down WellDone · 288 weeks ago And by the way, Cue…if it wasn’t for our 2nd Amendment Rights, we could very easily lose our 1st Amendment Rights. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Taken 3 Schedule: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.center_img This week at the Regent Theater: Taken 3 (Movie trailer is below).Next week: American Sniper! Extended Wellington Regent engagement: Thursday, Feb. 5 – Monday, Feb. 9. Nightly at 7 p.m. with matinees Saturday and Sunday. Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hours, 17 minuteslast_img read more

Man who used girlfriend as ‘honeytrap’ to mug boy, 15, escapes jail

first_imgA Judge has slammed a man who used his girlfriend as part of a ‘honeytrap’ to lure and mug a 15-year-old boy.Thomas Mongan ordered his girlfriend to contact the innocent boy to pretend their relationship was over. He ordered the girl to tell the teenager that they had broken up and that she was single.When the boy turned up to meet the girl outside a local school in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, he was jumped on by up to four young men including Mongan.The terrified teenager was punched in the eye and had his phone worth €500 stolen by the gang.When the victim ran away, Mongan, of 13 Taobh An Sruthain, Buncrana shouted after him “The next time you’re getting stabbed.”Mongan, now aged 21, pleaded guilty to the attack at Glencar, Letterkenny on November 23rd, 2014.The following month, on December 23, the young victim was in the local Courtyard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny, when he was again approached by the accused.Mongan had heard the young boy and his mother had made a complaint to Gardai and the thug warned him he would “slit his throat” if he didn’t withdraw his statement.The defendant’s solicitor, Patsy Gallagher, told Letterkenny District Court that there was a very favourable probation report for Mongan who was charged with robbery and assault.He admitted that Mongan was battling an addiction to alcohol and was now living with his grandparents.He said his client had now compensated the boy for the loss of his phone and had also paid him €500 in compensation for the attack.He said Mongan is now trying to get on with his life and has the offer of work in Dublin.The court heard that the injured teenager is from Letterkenny and is currently a student in Galway.Judge Paul Kelly said he had read the victim impact statement which detailed the physical, financial and emotional impact the unprovoked attack had on him.He said he had no option but to treat this case with the severity is deserved.He said “This was a planned, premeditated, violent assault on an innocent young man. It was a terrifying experience for him.”He sentenced Mongan to four month’s imprisonment, suspended for a period of one year on his own bond of €250 and warned him to be of good behaviour.Man who used girlfriend as ‘honeytrap’ to mug boy, 15, escapes jail was last modified: October 3rd, 2018 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:buncranacourtGardaihoneytrapletterkennyThomas Monganlast_img read more