Archive for March, 2019

  • TV highlights for Mon, Feb 10

    Date: 2019.03.17 | Category: 上海按摩服务 | Response: 0




    This revenge mission by Emily (Emily VanCamp) is surely taking longer than she’d ever hoped. If she’d known how arduous, catastrophic and deadly her plan would become, one wonders if she might’ve taken the easy option out. Now jumping headfirst into the deliciously trashy drama’s third season, there is no end in sight – the calculating plan has been reset six months after last season’s explosion. Tonight, after being deceived by Emily, Aiden (Barry Sloane) is determined to destroy her, joining forces with the deliciously calculating Victoria (Madeleine Stowe). A refreshingly focused episode after last week’s shaky return.


    If there’s anyone who everyone in the scientific community looks up to, it’s Stephen Hawking. The genius’s celebrity is so big that even those who don’t know much about science are likely to have heard of him and he is credited with bringing science to a bigger audience. In the premiere of Stephen Hawking’s Future Universe, an exciting array of names from the international scientific community come together to discuss cutting-edge science, but in a way Joe average can understand. Major breakthroughs will be revealed, and the show promises to bridge the gap between what scientists know and what we know.

    BECAUSE I SAID SO (2007) – SEVEN, noon

    Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Gabriel Macht. Something’s gotta give when interfering mother Daphne Wilder (Diane Keaton) sets up her daughter Milly (Mandy Moore) with a smooth architect (Tom Everett Scott). He’d be a great catch, but so would the cute guitarist (Gabriel Macht) Milly falls for at the same time. With Milly’s sisters happily married, it seems the meddling matriarch will stop at nothing until her youngest finds Mr Right. A chick flick in anyone’s book, this lightweight comedy is a bit like the souffles that chef Milly cooks – it’s light and fluffy. Believe it or not, it’s the work of Michael Lehmann, who made his directorial debut with the classic black comedy Heathers.

    STEPMOM (19998) – 7TWO, 2.00pm

    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone. No stranger to fatal illness films (remember Dying Young?), Julia Roberts takes another tissue-baiting turn in this unashamedly melodramatic star vehicle. Ed Harris is the divorced dad who has gained custody of the children and is living in a de facto relationship with a successful photographer (Roberts), much to the disdain of his children and ex-wife (Susan Sarandon). Things go bad when Sarandon develops cancer, calling on Roberts and her children for support. Director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter) shamelessly manipulates the viewer from pathos to cheap laughs – heartwarming would be an understatement.

    THE FIGHTER (2010, AV15+) – GO!, 9.30pm

    Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams. Director David O. Russell (Three Kings) scores a knock-out with this original entry in the boxing film genre. Welterweight boxer Dicky Eklund made local history in the working-class Massachusetts city of Lowell in the 1970s by sending Sugar Ray Leonard to the mat. Later, struggling with drug addiction and running petty hustles, Dicky (an almost emaciated Christian Bale) trained his half-brother Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) to have a crack at a world welterweight championship. With a stellar cast including Amy Adams as Micky’s girlfriend Charlene and Melissa Leo as his domineering mother, this true story of pluck and determination is not easy viewing, but definitely a winner.

  • Charles and William: end wildlife trade

    Date: 2019.03.17 | Category: 上海按摩服务 | Response: 0

    Prince Charles and Prince William have made a father-and-son appeal to end to the illegal wildlife trade, ahead of a major international conference in London.


    Charles and William released a video message warning of the “grave threat” to some of the world’s most treasured species.

    The royals are attending a series of conservation events this week, including a London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade hosted by the British government on Thursday.

    “We have come together, as father and son, to lend our voices to the growing global effort to combat the illegal wildlife trade,” the 65-year-old Charles says in the recording, in which he and William sit alongside each other, both wearing suits.

    William, 31, says in the nine-minute video: “Despite the terrible crisis that we now face, we both continue to be optimistic that the tide can be reversed.”

    The recording ends with two royals saying the phrase “Let’s unite for wildlife!” in Arabic, Vietnamese, Swahili, Spanish and Mandarin, in what palace officials said was a bid to reach countries most affected by the illegal wildlife trade.

    Charles has long been a champion of environmental issues and William quit the British military last year to head up a new global conservation group called United for Wildlife.

    On Wednesday William will attend a United for Wildlife symposium at the Zoological Society of London, and that evening he will be at a reception at the Natural History Museum to mark the start of the British-government-hosted wildlife conference.

    On Thursday Charles and William will both attend the full conference at Lancaster House.

    In their video recording, the princes discuss the “unprecedented” level of killing of endangered animals such as elephants, which they say perish at a rate of 100 a day.

    Charles says the trade “now poses a grave threat not only to the survival of some of the world’s most treasured species, but also to economic and political stability in many areas around the world”.

  • Dhawan, Kohli give India hope as NZ seek wickets

    Date: 2019.03.17 | Category: 上海按摩服务 | Response: 0

    Dhawan was on 81 at the lunch break with Kohli on 55 as the pair saw off the threat of Tim Southee and accumulated runs against the rest of New Zealand’s attack at Eden Park.


    Southee was a major concern for India in the first hour as his nagging line and length created doubt and helped build pressure on the batsmen as the hosts chased early wickets.

    His seven over spell cost 11 runs and he snapped up the valuable wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara, who added one run to his overnight score of 22 before he nicked a seaming delivery through to wicketkeeper BJ Watling.

    While Neil Wagner and Trent Boult produced some anxious moments for the Indian batsmen, they were unable to break through and the advantage swung slightly in India’s favour.

    New Zealand had some half chances in the first session, once when Dhawan dropped his bat and was almost run out as he scampered for a quick single to reach his half century.

    Dhawan also survived two confident lbw appeals against Boult, while Kohli had two aerial cover drives fly close to New Zealand fielders.

    The ball had dominated the bat on Saturday with 17 wickets falling to set up the possibility of a result for either team.

    New Zealand had taken six wickets for 72 runs in the morning session to dismiss India for 202 before lunch but captain Brendon McCullum did not enforce the follow-on after they scored 503 in their first innings.

    The visitors’ bowlers then sparked a remarkable collapse with Mohammed Shami taking three wickets to reduce the hosts to 25-5 shortly after lunch before Ishant Sharma captured three more victims to mop up the innings early in the final session.

    The second test in the series begins at Wellington’s Basin Reserve on February 14.

    (Reporting by Greg Stutchbury in Wellington; Editing by John O’Brien)

  • Spain princess ‘evasive’ in fraud hearing

    Date: 2019.03.17 | Category: 上海按摩服务 | Response: 0

    Spain’s princess Cristina has tried to distance herself from unprecedented fraud accusations, telling a judge she had simply trusted her husband.


    Spanish King Juan Carlos’s youngest daughter was “evasive” as she testified as a criminal suspect in the Palma de Majorca court, said Manuel Delgado, a lawyer for a civil party in the case, left-wing association Frente Civico.

    The first direct member of the Spanish royal family in history to face such a hearing, the 48-year-old blonde Cristina said she “had great trust in her husband”, the lawyer told reporters during a break in the proceedings.

    Long thought untouchable as a royal, Cristina finds herself at the centre of the scandal, accused of being complicit in the allegedly fraudulent business dealings of her husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, who is also under investigation.

    “Ninety-five per cent of her answers are evasive. She is calm, relaxed and well prepared,” the lawyer said.

    “The judge is asking very rigorous questions,” he added.

    “She is exercising her right not to give answers that would compromise her. She is not diverging from the script we expected: she does not know, she does not answer and that’s it.”

    The princess is accused of tax fraud and laundering allegedly embezzled money – claims that have plunged the monarchy into crisis.

    Earlier, she smiled as she stepped out of a dark car, wearing a white shirt and black jacket, and walked into the courtroom, nodding to television crews, photographers and reporters crowded near the door.

    Minutes after Cristina’s arrival, investigating judge Jose Castro began questioning her in a courtroom overlooked by a portrait of her own father, Juan Carlos, 76.

    Neither Cristina nor her husband have been formally charged with any crime and both deny wrongdoing.

  • Toua stakes claim as Qld Reds fullback

    Date: 2019.03.17 | Category: 上海按摩服务 | Response: 0

    After playing just five Super Rugby games in three years, Aiden Toua’s time may have arrived.


    Vying to fill the contentious Queensland Reds’ fullback spot, Toua produced a standout performance when given first crack in the 31-20 win over the Chiefs in their opening trial match in Toowoomba on Saturday night.

    Coach Richard Graham is looking for someone to add a genuine attacking threat from the back and 24-year-old flyer Toua gave him plenty to think about as he chimed into a backline that looked sharp, particularly when Wallabies halves Will Genia and Quade Cooper were playing together.

    His first play of the night saw Toua take an angled run and pick up a long Cooper cut-out pass before sending former Waratahs winger Lachie Turner over for his first try in Reds colours two minutes into the game.

    Soon after, Toua burst through the Chiefs defence and kicked and chased, forcing a turnover close to their tryline, eventually resulting in a penalty and a further three points for the Reds.

    “It’s always nice playing outside QC (Cooper), he pulls a move and everyone just has to expect the ball,” Toua said of his first touch.

    “It was a really good way to get back into the game. It’s been a long four months training so to start the game off like that gave me a lot of confidence.

    Toua continued to be threat throughout his 40 minutes of game time, but admitted he was unsure if he had done enough to make the number 15 jersey his own with Turner and youngster Jonah Placid also given time at fullback.

    “It changes every day,” Toua said of the competition for the fullback spot.

    “It’s really good for the team. Whoever gets the jersey, we know is going to do the job for the team and it’s good to have the competition because it drives you to be a better player.”

    Toua made just two appearances for the Reds in 2013 and was named as a reserve in a further three matches.

    He made his debut in 2011 before having his 2012 season hampered by hamstring injuries.

    It was an impressive first-up performance from the Reds, but they fielded a side littered with Wallabies representatives, while the defending champion Chiefs played just two All Blacks in the first half.