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This week, I’m taking a look at three of this week’s Top 10 shows on Netflix to let you know if they do the trick.First up, we have “Extraction,” a tough-as-nails, gritty action thriller starring Chris Hemsworth of “Thor” fame as an Australian mercenary hired to rescue the teenage son of an Indian drug lord who’s been kidnapped by a rival Bangaldeshi drug kingpin. Produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, who co-directed the last two “Avengers” movies, and written by Joe based on the brothers’ graphic novel “Ciudad,” this is a surprisingly dark flick filled with wall-to-wall shootouts, car and foot chases and a nearly exhausting amount of hand-to-hand combat. Yet it still pays enough attention to the characters’ backstories and emotions to work on a deeper level as well.The movie kicks off with Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) called in to find, extract and return teenager Ovi (Rudhraksh Jaiswal) on the orders of his imprisoned father. Tyler works with an ace support team that quickly gets him in to nab the kid, but in time-honored action-movie tradition, things go haywire when the kidnapper’s army of henchmen screw up the escape plan.When Tyler’s main partner learns that Ovi’s dad has no intention of paying for the rescue, she advises him to ditch the kid and just get himself back to safety. But Tyler’s innate moral code, and the fact that he lost his young son to illness years before, won’t let him do that and thus an intense series of action-packed escapes ensues.“Extraction” is the number one program on Netflix this week, a testament to the fact you can’t go wrong putting a big-name star into the center of thousands of explosions if you want to give people mindless fun. But filled with all manner of gnarly gunshot wounds, stabbings and killings with numerous other sharp objects, “Extraction” might deliver excitement for adults but is definitely too brutal for Hemsworth’s legion of younger Marvel fans.Netflix scored a huge coup last year when it premiered “Our Planet,” the latest in David Attenborough’s long string of spectacular nature specials and series. It’s found another intriguing nature series now with the new series “Earth at Night,” which uses the latest highly sensitive camera technology to shine a spotlight on the planet’s wildlife after dark for the first time.There’s an inherent fascination in seeing lions and leopards on the prowl, seen as clearly as in daylight despite being illuminated only by moonlight. Heat vision cameras also bring other creatures including hippos and giraffes to life in the dark, closing the gap that’s always occurred due to the fact that even a full moon is still 400,000 times dimmer than sunlight.Other episodes focus on the fascinating worlds deep within oceans or inside jungles around the planet, but one episode I particularly enjoyed shows how wildlife exists in cities around the globe. Examples include elephants that have to cross modern African cities to get to their traditional grazing lands on the other side and thousands of Vaux’s Swift birds swarming into one giant industrial chimney in Portland, Oregon to sleep as a substitute for their usual resting perches inside hollow trees.This isn’t as spectacular as “Our Planet,” since there are few if any actual shots of animals actually managing to make the kill compared with that standard-bearing nature series. And while actress Samara Wiley does a competent job narrating, no one could match the magic of Attenborough’s rich British tones. But it’s still worth a look if you want to see wildlife from a distinctly different perspective.Finally, I checked out the pilot of “Outer Banks,” which has risen to take the #2 spot on Netflix’s top programs with its mix of teen angst and treasure-seeking adventure. Focusing on four working-class teens named JJ, John B, Pope and Kiara in a coastal town called Outer Banks that’s divided strongly between the rich and poor, it follows what happens when the main foursome crash their rinky-dink boat into a $500,000 luxury boat that capsized and disappeared amid a hurricane the night before.When John B dives in to check out the wreck, he discovers a key to a local motel room that has tons of cash and a gun stashed in its safe. Things turn even more mysterious when a pair of local cops show up to root through the safe as well, and the boat’s owner – a normally broke townie named Scooter, whose ability to own a luxury boat doesn’t make sense – washes up dead in a nearby marsh.Most unusual of all is the fact that John B’s father, a local fisherman, disappeared nine months before after telling his son that he had found something and might have to vanish. What slowly becomes clear to the viewers, at least, is that there’s a giant ship that vanished in 1829 with $400 million in gold aboard it, and signs point to the fact that everyone involved is about to become involved in its discovery and a life-or-death battle to claim the treasure.“Banks” builds momentum as the pilot unfolds, with an action-packed trailer portending major adventures ahead. Unfortunately, the lead actors don’t have quite the same spark as other teen hits from “Dawson’s Creek” through “Riverdale,” which impacts the likability of the show, but it still marks solid fun for that demo and anyone looking for some escapism amid the mundane horrors of Coronavirus lockdown. Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News
The Elephant Man headliner Bradley Cooper stopped by The Tonight Show, in large part so that he and Jimmy Fallon could redeem themselves after their giggle attack from October. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner is living his dream playing John Merrick, but the dream might just live on past the Great White Way. During his visit, he all but confirmed the speculated West End transfer of the show, teasing, “I’m going to take the whole company, too. Everybody.” And then the hats and hair came back. They kept their cool (for the most part) this time! Check out the interview, plus Cooper’s impeccable air guitar solo, below. And before their trip across the pond that may or may not happen, catch The Elephant Man at the Booth Theatre through February 22. View Comments Related Shows The Elephant Man Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2015
COMMENT First Published: 11th December, 2019 10:01 IST WATCH US LIVE The British Olympic Association has said it was dismayed by the decision of a group of athletes to pursue legal action while holding talks regarding the International Olympic Committee’s controversial Rule 40. The regulation restricts the deals athletes can strike for themselves during a specific period in and around the Games, with the aim to protect IOC and national team sponsors from their commercial rivals. British sprinter Adam Gemili, however, has labelled the rule “ridiculous, unjust and unfair” ahead of next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.READ | NBA Trade Rumours: Kevin Love On Verge Of Leaving Cleveland Cavaliers For Boston Celtics READ | ‘I Have Questions’: Russian High-jump Star Lasitskene Slams Officials SUBSCRIBE TO US “The BOA can confirm it has formally responded to the recent legal challenge brought against the BOA’s interpretation of the IOC’s Rule 40 in the UK,” it said in a statement. There are 20 names listed on a legal letter sent to the BOA last month but the governing body on Tuesday said it would contest any action because of its duty to all Olympic sport in Britain. Press Trust Of India Written By READ | Vijender Lauds IOC Decision To Ban Russia From Tokyo Olympics For Dope OffencesThe BOA added it had enjoyed a “positive meeting” last week with representatives of the athletes who had challenged Rule 40 and remained open to a resolution that balanced the need for individual athletes to maximise their income while defending a system that has sold rights collectively on behalf of all of Team GB, including “smaller” sports and “less high-profile athletes”. Officials insisted that despite “encouraging” conversations they had been “dismayed by the ongoing legal tactics being conducted in the background” and would respond robustly in defence of all those served by the BOA, a not-for-profit independent organisation that receives no tax payer or British government funds. READ | Andy Ruiz Jr Blames His Diet For His Loss Against Anthony Joshua At ‘Clash On The Dunes’ Last Updated: 11th December, 2019 10:01 IST British Olympic Association Angered By Athletes’ Legal Action The British Olympic Association has said it was dismayed by the decision of a group of athletes to pursue legal action while holding talks about the IOC’s rule LIVE TV FOLLOW US
SAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Drake volleyball senior Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) has earned Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Team honors for the third-straight year, the league announced Tuesday, Nov. 21.A total of 20 student-athletes were honored with 12 on the first team and eight receiving honorable mentions. Inderski’s honor is her second-consecutive first-team selection, while making it her third overall selection to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team in her career.Inderski, a senior who owns a 3.86 grade point average as an advertising and marketing major, is putting the finishing touches on one of the most decorated careers ever by a Bulldog. Her 1,428 career kills rank second in school history and 25th among active NCAA Division 1 athletes. Inderski also ranks fourth in school history with 1,428 career digs. This season, she also ranks in the top-10 for the MVC averaging 3.35 kills.Forty-four student-athletes were nominated for the Valley’s scholar-athlete team. The criterion for the honor parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale). Also, students must have participated in at least 75-percent of the regular-season matches. Student-athletes must have reached sophomore status in both athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshman and redshirt freshman were not eligible).Inderski and the rest of the Bulldogs will travel to Normal, Ill., this week for their first MVC Tournament appearance since 2010. The tournament is scheduled to take place Nov. 23-25. Drake opens the tournament Nov. 23 as the No. 4 seed against No. 5 Indiana State at 5 p.m. The opening match will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version
At least 13 people died and 15 were injured in an explosion caused by a leakage in a cooking gas cylinder at a house here on Monday, officials said. The house in Walidpur area collapsed while two adjoining ones were extensively damaged due to the impact of the explosion which occurred around 7 a.m., police said.Panic in neighbourhood The loud bang shook the neighbourhood, prompting people to rush out of their homes in panic. The blast took place at the house of Chhotu Vishwakarma, who died around ten years ago. His widow and five daughters were staying in the house, the police said. Chhotu’s three daughters — Mona (20), Mamta (18) and Sanjana (15) — died while the remaining family members are missing, they said. Prima facie, the blast was triggered by a possible leakage in the cooking gas cylinder, Inspector General (Law and Order) Praveen Kumar said in Lucknow. Due to the intensity of the blast, the roof of the house collapsed. Two adjacent houses were also badly damaged, he said, citing the initial report by Mau Superintendent of Police Anurag Arya. Four family members of Kanhaiya Vishwakarma, whose house stood next to Chhotu’s, also died in the blast, the police said. Another neighbour Surendra Vishwakarma and his daughter Nidhi (10) also died in the explosion, the police said. Four passers-by — Imtiyaz (25), Zeehsan (15) and Yasir (13) and Shivam — also died in the blast, they said. The injured are undergoing treatment at district hospitals in Mau and adjoining Azamgarh, they added. Chief Minister Adityanath has expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased.
Congratulating Devendra Fadnavis on becoming the Chief Minister of Maharashtra once again, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said the Shiv Sena betrayed the people of the State by deciding to go with the Congress, which was “synonymous with corruption”.He also said despite the Congress being against the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Sena decided to join hands with it. Mr. Fadnavis took oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Ajit Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) as his deputy the same morning.Sabotaged prospectsThe coup of Ajit, nephew of NCP president Sharad Pawar, sabotaged the prospects of the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress forming a government with Uddhav Thackeray as chief minister of the prospective alliance.The senior Pawar had on Friday announced that the Sena president was the three parties’ consensus choice for the CM’s post.“Congratulations to Mr. Fadnavis for becoming the CM of Maharashtra again. Him becoming the CM is giving respect to the people’s mandate,” Mr. Javadekar said in a tweet, adding that the khichdi (hotchpotch) being cooked (by the Sena, NCP and Congress) was against the people’s mandate.“People had voted for @bjp4Maharastra alliance. @ShivSena betrayed people & peoples’ mandate & decided to go with the #Congress, which opposed Ram Mandir & Veer Savarkar; @ShivSena was happy to go with the #Congress, which is synonymous to corruption & had imposed emergency. (sic),” he said in another tweet.“How absurd the argument of the Sena is, if Sena goes with the NCP it is good and if NCP MLAs come with BJP it is bad. Today what has been honoured is peoples’ mandate,” the minister said.Continuing to hit out at former ally Sena while talking to reporters in Aurangabad, Mr. Javadekar said, “The Sena is joining hands with the Congress which destroyed the economy, opposed the construction of Ram temple and insulted Veer Savarkar.” “The hypocritical behaviour of the Sena is responsible for today’s political situation (developments) in the State,” Mr. Javadekar added.
Maharashtra may draw ₹5,000 cr. from contingency fund to help farmers There were rains in Maharashtra during November as well.The Centre is awaiting details from the state government on the extent of damage to crops, he said and added the action will be taken for release of grant after getting information from the state.Replying to another query on the central scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), the minister said about ₹3,100 crore has been made available to Maharashtra.The funds are released after the state government certifies eligible farmers. The Centre has decided to grant ₹600 crore as interim relief for Maharashtra farmers whose kharif crops were affected due to heavy rains in October, Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala said in Rajya Sabha on Friday.Responding to queries during Question Hour, he said crops have been affected due to rains not only in Maharashtra but in many other states as well.“Based on the first request made by the state government, we sent a delegation to assess the damage. Based on inputs of the delegation, we have taken an interim decision to grant ₹600 crore to help farmers. This is not the final one,” he said in the Upper House.Also Read
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201301:01PDEA maintains: Drug war is successful01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle guard Ricci Rivero vehemently denied rumors that he’s used drugs of any kind in connection to his departure from the Green Archers in February along with older brother Prince and Brent Paraiso.In an effort to clear his name, Rivero posted a copy of results of the drug test Ohio-based laboratory Omega Laboratories conducted from late January to early February which stated that he tested negative for traces of methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine, opiates, and other related substances.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View comments “I am aware of all the rumors and speculations circulating on social media and all those who personally expressed their concern to us from inside and outside the community—buzzes about alleged drug usage and alleged acceptance of money from gay benefactors,” wrote Rivero.“I remained mum about it not until I saw the need to speak up and defend ourselves once and for all.”“I am negative to all types of substance contrary to initial reports that I was tested positive for drugs.”Rivero said he handed his hair follicle samples last January 28 to Hi-Precision Diagnostics Center which were transferred to Omega Laboratories for the testing.It was revealed back on Feb. 2 that Rivero went on an indefinite leave from the Green Archers due violation of certain university policies wherein players are prohibited to enter into sponsorship agreements, according to a statement from the school.ADVERTISEMENT Celtics’ Smart fined $15,000 for criticism of officiating For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Rivero insisted in the letter that his leave of absence was about “honoring my commitments and respecting the new team rules.”He also said he was left with “no choice” but to leave the team.The younger Rivero also blasted those who started the rumor that he was accepting money from gay sponsors.“As for the lewd rumor, please do not disrespect the hard work of my parents to provide for me and my siblings. I simply accepting money is an insult—that is foul.” MOST READ Its been a while, once and for all allow me to open my heart to answer your questions. May God bless us all. Thank You po. pic.twitter.com/2ykpNZzLQA— Ricci Rivero (@RicciRivero06) March 7, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding In a lengthy essay Rivero posted on his Twitter account Wednesday, he said he waited for the right time to address the talks about his use of illegal substance and “lewd rumor” of involvement with gay benefactors. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Asian Cup: Stephan Schrock scores historic goal but PH Azkals bow out Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? With both teams already qualified, South Korea dominated possession and bombarded China’s goal in a more confident performance than its dour 1-0 wins over the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan.Son won the penalty in the 12th minute, his fleet footwork proving too much for Shi Ke to keep up with as the Chinese defender tripped him. Hwang Ui-jo took the penalty, shooting hard into the lower-left corner just past goalkeeper Yan Junling’s outstretched hand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSouth Korea scored again in the 51st when Son’s corner was headed in by Kim Min-jae. It was the defender’s second goal in as many games.Son is playing in his third international tournament in less than a year. After playing at the World Cup, Son missed the first part of the English season while playing for South Korea at the Asian Games. He led the team to the title, securing exemption from military service. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next South Korea’s forward Son Heung-Min runs with the ball during the AFC Asian Cup group C soccer match between South Korea and China at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Son Heung-min was just the player South Korea needed to really get its Asian Cup campaign going.In his first game since arriving from Tottenham, Son earned a penalty and then assisted on his team’s second goal to help South Korea beat China 2-0 in Group C on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Son could be away for up to five of Tottenham’s matches in all competitions if South Korea reaches the Asian Cup final on Feb. 1.Kyrgyzstan beat the Philippines 3-1 to finish third in Group C, getting a hat trick from Vitalij Lux.Kyrgyzstan must wait for other results to find out if that’s enough for a place in the last 16.Later Wednesday, Iran and Iraq play in Group D, while Vietnam plays Yemen.ADVERTISEMENT