“I would like to face Honorio as I got offered him as my first fight in Manila, I said yes but they went with someone else,” said Buist in an interview with ONEFC.com. “He is a former World champion too, and I have lots of family there so it would be good.”Buist (13-4) was fresh off a technical knockout victory over Kota Shimoishi earlier in May while Banario (14-8) has lost two of his last three fights.No official announcement has been made for a match between the two fighters but this is still an intriguing matchup nonetheless.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Honorio Banario doesn’t need to look far away for his next opponent in ONE Championship.The former ONE World featherweight champion looks to jumpstart his return to the sport nearly six months after his loss to Lowen Tynanes in the quarterfinals of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport And his target date is on August 2 for ONE: Dawn of Heroes at Mall of Asia Arena with an opponent already looking for a match.“My target is to be included on the next Manila event in August,” said Banario. “Hopefully, I’ll get to start training so I can get myself back in shape because I have been busy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBanario begged off from a slot in ONE: Roots of Honor, which was held on April 12 at MOA Arena, due to prior commitments but he is now eager to get back in the cage and so is his opponent.The Netherlands’ Pieter Buist looks to take on Banario in Manila, which is a place he is oddly familiar with. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Honorio Banario inspired to get back on winning track in ONE Championship PLAY LIST 01:43Honorio Banario inspired to get back on winning track in ONE Championship00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES PVL: Pacifictown-Army spoils Motolite debut for 2nd win
The 26th-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta rallied from down a set and a break against two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on Wednesday to reach her second US Open semifinal in three years.”In the second set, I was really in trouble,” Pennetta said in an on-court interview. “I just keep going, playing, playing. It’s unbelievable.”In 38 career appearances at the other three majors, Pennetta has reached the quarters just once. She’s done it six times in seven years at Flushing Meadows, including her only two trips to a Grand Slam semifinal.The win by the 33-year-old Pennetta means that three of the women’s semifinalists at a major will be at least 32 for the first time in the Open era. She joins another 33-year-old, Serena Williams, and fellow Italian Roberta Vinci, 32.It’s also the first time in the Open era, which started in 1968, that two Italian women have reached the same Grand Slam semifinal.Pennetta beat the fifth-seeded Kvitova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 on a steamy afternoon. Kvitova, who has battled mononucleosis this summer that has limited her practice time, was struggling physically by the end of the 2-hour, 23-minute match.”Just from the beginning of the match I didn’t really feel 100 percent ready today,” Kvitova said.
Ishant Sharma has been the leader of India’s pace attack ever since Zaheer Khan lost his golden touch. After Zak’s retirement, Ishant has been the undisputed strike bowler for Indian captains. There was a time when India struggled in producing genuine quicks but the scenario has changed with the emergence of bowlers like Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Varun Aaron. But it is Ishant, with 72 Tests and 80 ODIs under his belt, who continues to remain India’s senior-most seamer. In recent times, the team management has managed the lanky bowler well by playing him only in Tests and selective one-dayers. Ishant last played an ODI in January this year against Australia in Sydney. Ishant made his Test debut in May 2007 against Bangladesh in Dhaka, but the breakthrough match for him was the one against Australia in Perth in 2008 – where he made Ricky Ponting ‘hop, skip and jump’. However, he went through a lean patch (several actually), where he had no control over his seam and wrist position. But he did well to bounce back and looked a better bowler, willing to take the responsibility of leading India’s pace attack. Ishant who turned 28 today also recently achieved a milestone by reaching 200 wickets in Tests. Let’s have a look at five of his most devastating spells: 2-34 and 1-63 vs Australia at Perth, 2007-08Ponting was made to hop, skip and jump in 2008 by Ishant. This Test match has to be Ishant’s claim to fame where he not only tormented one of the world’s best batsmen but also helped India win the match. India went to Perth after losing the infamous Sydney Test but pulled off a brilliant win against a formidable Australian side. Ishant picked only three wickets in the Test, but those were match-turning ones. In the first innings, he snared Ponting and Michael Clarke and in the second essay he came up with the best spells. Ponting was clueless and was all over the place before edging one to Rahul Dravid in the slips. 7-74 vs England at Lord’s, 2014Ishant’s spell at Lord’s terrorized the English batsmen. Ishant was on fire at Lord’s. Nearly seven years after that inspiring spell Down Under, Ishant delivered again when it mattered the most. MS Dhoni had a plan and Ishant implemented it just perfectly by bowling short balls consistently, forcing the England batsmen to play the hook and pull. The plan worked and England kept losing wickets by playing straight down the throats of deep square leg and midwicket fielders. India won the Test by 95 runs and after 21 years at Lord’s. 5-54 vs Sri Lanka at Colombo, 2015Ishant was at his devastating best at Colombo last year. India under Virat Kohli’s captaincy was looking for a series win in Sri Lanka after 1993. The series went down to the final Test where a fired-up Ishant played a crucial role. In the first innings, figures of 5-54 allowed India to take a healthy lead and in the second innings he bowled his heart out by taking three wickets. 4-38 vs Australia at Melbourne, 2007-08Ishant’s performances in 2008 in Australia are still remembered. This has to be one of Ishant’s best spells in one day international cricket, where on a seamer-friendly track in Melbourne, he got the big wickets of Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds and finished with figures of 4-38. Riding on Ishant’s four-wicket haul, India were able to bowl Australia out for a paltry 159. 6-55 and 4-53 against West Indies at Bridgetown, 2011West Indies have always managed to bring out the best in Ishant. India fared poorly in the first innings and managed only 201 but it was Ishant, who turned the match in his team’s favour. His figures of 6-55 restricted West Indies to 190 in their first innings. In the second innings also, he claimed four wickets but West Indies managed to hang on for a draw.advertisement
New Delhi, Nov 6 (PTI) India captain Sunil Chhetris spectacular free-kick goal in Bengaluru FCs 1-0 win over Maldives Maziya Sports and Recreation in the AFC Cup has been nominated as one of the four best goals of the tournament. Chhetri curled past the Maziya defensive wall and the goalie to dump the ball into the net in the 57th minute of the group match in Bengaluru on May 31 to send his side to the inter-zone semifinals. The three other goals nominated were — Malaysian side Johor Darul Tazim player Nazmi Faizs winner against Beoungket Angkor, Iraqi side Al Zawraa striker Mohanad Abdulraheems strike against Al Jaish and Philippine club Ceres Negros midfielder Iain Ramsays effort against Tampines Rovers. The winner of the 2017 AFC Cup Goal of the Tournament will be decided by public vote on the AFCs Cups official Facebook and Twitter accounts. Bengaluru, the losing finalists last year, beat 4.25 SC of North Korea in inter-zone semifinals but eventually lost to FC Istiklol of Tajikistan in the finals. PTI PDS AT PDS
Indian cricket is in camouflage mode. After getting thoroughly exposed in the Test series in England, winning the Asia Cup in Dubai and now the first Test in Rajkot makes one wonder how such cricket can be watched.Even for the die-hard Indian cricket fan, proceedings in Rajkot were much simply prosaic. Huge hype has been created, first over 18-year-old debutant Prithvi Shaw slamming a ton on debut and then Virat Kohli scoring his 24th Test ton.These were indeed the highlights of the last three days which will go down in the annals of Test cricket as one of the most one-sided and boring wins for India. There is nothing wrong in winning matches by a huge margin at home, just that wins like these serve no purpose.To bring the former greats of Test cricket to India and then canning them mercilessly makes for sad viewing. Indian cricket and planning are alien to each other, so if at all the men who run the sport are serious about preparing for the tough tour to Australia, something different should have been done.Also read – India demolish West Indies by innings and 272 runs to secure their biggest ever Test winIn an age of cricket and commerce existing together, meaningless cricket got the right treatment from fans in Rajkot. Not more than a few hundred fans turned up each day. To think that the average fan will digest any rubbish cricket or you can take them for granted is not true.advertisementIn an age where watching sport has become so easy thanks to so many television channels beaming live images from across the world, this was not the type of Test cricket anyone wanted to see.This was, in fact, not even a shade better than defeating Afghanistan in the one-off Test earlier this year in Bengaluru. For those who identify West Indies cricket with fast bowlers charging in to aim the red cherry at the rib cage of Indian batsmen or batsmen like Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards hammering the Indian bowling, viewing this West Indies side was painful.Also read – Couldn’t have imagined such a debut: Prithvi Shaw after winning man-of-the-match awardThe world of cricket knows West Indies cricket, like Sri Lanka, is on the decline. In the golden era, fast bowlers like Malcolm Marshall, Andy Roberts, Joel Garner and Patrick Patterson would terrorise the batsmen with their barrage of short-pitched deliveries which could even decapitate the batsmen.Sadly, today, West Indies cricket has hit the trough and they seem to be playing just to go through the motions. It is not as if Indian cricket has not been on the decline. Send Virat Kohli and his boys to England or Australia, they may be just a shade better than this West Indies side now touring India.To understand the reasons for decline in West Indies cricket is not hard. In the good old days, they defined class and arrogance and instilled fear in rival Test sides and ODI sides. Overall, there has been a change in their philosophy at home.Watch: Kuldeep Yadav commentates on his five-wicket haul after Rajkot Test winThe past greats of West Indies cricket would be crying at the plight of their national side, just as our own former greats like Sunny Gavaskar and Madan Lal are asking why we need to play such meaningless cricket.Yes, cricket was played with passion and purpose in West Indies. Today, their outlook to sport has changed and cricket is no longer their No.1 game. The islands in West Indies have plenty of natural talent which provides them a chance to try their luck in other sport.Track and field is one big sport where their natural skills are sublime. For those who spoke glowingly of Jamaican rum and cricket being a heady mix in the old days, people now would recall the exploits of Usain Bolt, the champion sprinter.If Bolt was explosive in the 100m and 200m bursts and could turn an entire Olympics into his own arena for a certain period, West Indies has no such charismatic cricketer today in their ranks.Also read – Ravichandran Ashwin surprised to see West Indies’s approach towards Indian spinnersThis is the age of YouTube, where you can still see how Malcolm Marshall was once so menacing, he could unsettle Gavaskar and the bat flew out of his hand. Till such time as the West Indies is able to improve its own cricket set-up at home, tours to India should not be undertaken.advertisementAfter the Test series, the farcical one-dayers will be played at home. With Chris Gayle now opting out of the tour, there will be more club level cricket on view in coming weeks. Fans are just not interested in this type of sport. Maybe, for Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, this is a time to fool the world they are back in beast mode!
Samsung is on a roll of late. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer recently launched several Galaxy M and Galaxy A series phones in the country and almost all of them have gained huge popularity in the country. According to a new report, Samsung is working on a new M series smartphone called the Galaxy M40. This will reportedly be the most expensive Samsung M series smartphone launched so far.A report coming from IANS reveals some of the specs and expected price of the Samsung Galaxy M40. The report suggests that the Galaxy M40 will launch with a price tag of around Rs 25,000. The Samsung phone is said to launch in the country next month — that is June. This means the Galaxy M40 will be the most expensive M series smartphone from Samsung so far.The same report reveals some specs details about the Samsung Galaxy M40. The report suggests that the Samsung Galaxy M40 will come packed with a punch hole screen similar to the Galaxy S10 series of phones. It must be noted that this is for the first time that Samsung will be using Infinity O display on a mid-range device.Reportedly the Samsung Galaxy M40 will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor instead of Samsung Exynos processor. Currently, all the existing Samsung Galaxy M series phones in India are powered by Exynos processor. Rumours and leaks suggest that the Samsung Galaxy M40 will come with Snapdragon 675 processor paired with 6GB of RAM similar to the Redmi Note 7 Pro.advertisementRumours further reveal that the Galaxy M40 will come with a Super AMOLED display – the screen size is yet to be revealed, 5,000mAh battery, up to 128GB storage, Android Pie, among other things. Rumours also reveal that the Samsung Galaxy M40 will come with a triple camera setup on the rear panel. On the front, the phone will supposedly pack a single sensor that will sit inside the punch hole. Considering the rumoured specs and the price it is expected that the Samsung Galaxy M40 will compete with phones like Oppo F11 Pro, Vivo V15 Pro and Nokia 8.1.ALSO READ | WhatsApp reveals bug that lets single call install spyware in phone, says users must update app right nowALSO READ | Lenovo unveils folding laptop: ThinkPad X1 with folding display unveiled, to go on sale from 2020ALSO READ | WhatsApp to get night mode and new emoji layout soon
Cobden did register a winner earlier on the card, however, as the second-season novice chaser Clan Des Obeaux pulled seven lengths clear of Vintage Clouds in the graduation chase. He could now run in the feature handicap chase at Cheltenham’s December meeting, a race that Paul Nicholls, his trainer, won last season with Frodon.Bristol De Mai’s success completed a double in the day’s most valuable chase events for Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, his owners, following the victory of Nicky Henderson’s Top Notch in the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot. The biggest disappointment of the afternoon, meanwhile, also came at Ascot, where Defi Du Seuil, last year’s Triumph Hurdle winner, surrendered his unbeaten record finishing fourth of five behind Lil Rockerfeller in the Coral Hurdle.Min, the runner-up to Altior in the Supreme Novice Hurdle in 2016, shrugged off an 11-month absence to win by 36 lengths at Gowran Park and will now enter the reckoning for major chase at the Festival in March.Willie Mullins’s six-year-old took a Grade One novice chase on just his second start over fences last season but did not race again after suffering an injury in February. Saturday’s success suggests that his engine is unscathed and he could now step back into Grade One company at Leopardstown’s Christmas meeting.GREG WOOD’S SUNDAY SELECTIONSEXETER 12.55 We’ll Be There 1.25 Ayla’s Emperor 1.55 Castarnie 2.25 Brelan D’As 2.55 Crafty Roberto (nap) 3.25 Harbour Force 3.55 PadleyourowncanoeUTTOXETER1.15 Woolstone One 1.45 The Model County 2.15 Krackatoa King 2.45 Kris Spin (nb) 3.15 Twist On Ginge 3.45 Cave Top Cheltenham Gold Cup Horse racing tips Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Share via Email In the absence of Sizing John, last season’s Gold Cup winner, due to the heavy ground, Cue Card was the obvious danger to Bristol De Mai according to the betting, but all the money was for Twiston-Davies’s runner in the minutes before the off, forcing his price down to 11-10. Daryl Jacob sent him straight to the front and while Bristol De Mai simply maintained his gallop on the final circuit, that was enough to burn off Cue Card and Outlander before the turn for home.The winner was a little clumsy at the second-last but otherwise faultless in his jumping, and Bristol De Mai is now top-priced at 8-1 to keep his run at the £1m Triple Crown bonus alive in the King George on Boxing Day.“He is quite a fragile horse, and he has gone wrong in the past,” Twiston-Davies said. “Whether we quite had him right for Cheltenham in the Gold Cup, maybe not. It possibly won’t be this ground at Kempton, but he’s got the engine and he can go faster than that, so I don’t think that would necessarily be a problem.“If you’ve got an engine like that, you can do it anywhere. Probably, he is getting better, though at home you wouldn’t know. We don’t time them, and that’s the only way you can find it, but he’s always been a supreme horse.”Bristol De Mai was 20 lengths behind Sizing John at Cheltenham in March but has youth on his side as he attempts to close the gap. “From six to seven, he could improve another 20 lengths easily,” the trainer said. “It’s a shame Sizing John wasn’t here so that we could see. He’s definitely an Imperial Commander type, a big, strong, gorgeous horse.”Harry Cobden, who was riding Cue Card for the first time in public as the 11-year-old attempted to win his fourth Betfair Chase, was niggling slightly as they passed the stands with a circuit to run and never in a position to lay down a challenge to Bristol De Mai. “I think he’s run on a par with his other runs [at Haydock],” Colin Tizzard, his trainer said. “He’s just been beaten by a very good horse on the day. The winner blew the race away, really.” Reuse this content Read more news Topics Support The Guardian Share on Facebook Harry Cobden says Cue Card ‘definitely the biggest ride of my career’ … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. 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There was less drama about the trainer’s victory with Bristol De Mai in the season’s first Grade One , as the grey crossed the line 57 lengths clear of Cue Card, but there was also a definite sense that, as with Imperial Commander, the best of Bristol De Mai may be yet to come.Imperial Commander won the Cheltenham Gold Cup four months after his narrow defeat at Haydock, and that race – via a trip to Kempton Park for the King George on Boxing Day – is now the obvious target for Bristol De Mai after this win in the first leg of the Jockey Club’s £1m Triple Crown. Kempton will be a sharper challenge, while the ground at Cheltenham will almost certainly be faster than it was here, but Bristol De Mai is just six years old and still improving. Share on WhatsApp The Observer King George VI Chase
2007300419 2014344358 2005227278 2006280387 2010449327 2009297401 2013402354 Look at the direction this thing is trending. That’s fine. That’s Gundy’s prerogative and it actually might be a smart one. The problem is what do you do when the run game is not working? Plan B seems to be “try harder” instead of “try different.” Put J.W. in and run it more instead of leave Mason in and spread it out.What if your best players are not your offensive guards but your slot receivers and quarterback? At some point, the risk of turning it over by throwing it is less than the risk of gaining zero yards every play by running it up the middle, right?I understand that Mason Rudolph is not Brandon Weeden, but this team’s insistence on balance and rushing the ball up the middle like we’re Wisconsin can be infuriating because we have about 16 quarters of evidence that it doesn’t work.You don’t have to be Baylor, but you also don’t have to audition for the Big 10 either. That fourth quarter in Austin was an abomination on offense. Trot that out against West Virginia and OU and you’re going to get smoked.Like Carson said in our podcast, this offense has Gundy’s fingerprints all over it. Robert Whetsell noted that here as well. That’s never been a great thing in the past. I don’t think it is this time either. There’s just not a ton of innovation.Like many of you voted in the poll on Tuesday, I don’t think they’ll be able to solve it either.Gundy told Robert Allen last Saturday he knows how to fix it. Does that mean different offensive linemen? The Patriots style of dumping passes to RBs and treating them as runs? Going deep right off the bat? Something has to change or Gundy’s plan of running the ball and generating turnovers isn’t going to work.I’m in on not having to get to 5th or 6th gear on offense to win the Big 12. I’ve been talked into that. Maybe they’d be better off throwing it every down, maybe not. Whatever the case, they’re not going to do it.But Gundy’s plan hinges on whether you can actually, you know, run the ball effectively.I’m not convinced OSU can. 2011471229 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 2012401355 2008283386 20158794 I stood at my desk on Saturday with my mouth agape as I listened to what Mike Gundy told ESPN coming out of halftime. “We went away from running the football,” said Gundy on national television about why OSU faltered in the second quarter.???Then he said it again after the game (watch for yourself at 2:15 in this video).“Early in the game we were able to throw it because we were popping a few runs in there. It doesn’t take the smartest guy to figure out that if you’re not running the ball at all, it makes it difficult to throw.”AdChoices广告Apparently it does.Here are Oklahoma State’s runs and passes for the first five drives.First two drives: 6 rushes for 11 yards | 8 passes for 119 yards | 14 pointsNext three drives: 13 rushes for 45 yards | 11 passes for 73 yards | 3 pointsSo you went away from passing the ball down the field. You ran it twice as much on the next three drives as you did on the first two. Then in the second half OSU threw it 16 times and ran it 27. Take away the 98-yard drive and the Pokes gained 67 yards after halftime. Throw it in and they only gained 160. That’s not good.“Offensively, we actually ran the ball a little better than what I thought,” said Gundy on Monday.OSU averaged 2.2 yards per carry.“We had three plays where we got hit behind the line for a yard or two. I guess that kind of clouded my image of the plays where we had six, eight or 10-yard runs. I felt a little bit better about that situation.”OK.I understand on a philosophical level why OSU doesn’t throw it more (I don’t love it, but I understand it).But if the game plan is what we think it is, you have to on a fundamental level find a way to make your running game or the super short passing game that looks like the running game at least average. Otherwise, you can kiss 10 wins goodbye. Everybody knows that.The Pokes are averaging a paltry 4.12 yards per carry this season, good for No. 87 in the country. We have a big enough sample size to know they’re just not very good at running the ball the way they’re currently doing it (notably: up the middle and without much success). So it’s time to figure out how to game plan around that.Here’s the thing, this is what Mike Gundy trusts. I don’t think he actually liked Dana and Monken flinging it all over the park every weekend. Look at the play breakdown by year (I highlighted the Dana/Monken years).[1. These are non-garbage time numbers only.] PassRush
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Signing day is next Wednesday. With OSU losing multiple commitments at the offensive line position in the 2017 cycle, it has left the coaching staff searching for answers late in the process.This is a similar situation OSU was stuck in two years ago. You may remember the name Joshua Jones, an offensive tackle prospect who flipped from OSU to Houston with just days to signing day. That move helped OSU land offensive lineman Marcus Keyes — a key member of the roster who helped re-vamp OSU’s ground game this season.So who might be next in line to follow in those footsteps? Let’s take a look at seven names who, based on what I’ve heard, could be candidates to join the class in the final days of the recruiting process. Important to note that these recruits do not have offers, but are on the radar and could be names worth watching.1. Clay Cordasco — Offensive tackleOSU’s only current offensive line commitment comes in the form of JUCO offensive tackle Arlington Hambright, who is already on campus. Cordasco is a name to know that could be a JUCO contributor. At 6-foot-6, 310 pounds and offers from Idaho, Nevada, Oregon State and Eastern Kentucky, he could be an under the radar steal from Los Angeles Valley College.Cordasco spent his younger years playing in Maine and New Hampshire, but has spent the last two seasons sharpening his skills on the west coast.2. Saige Young — Offensive guardAnother junior college recruit from Dodge City Community College, Young is a sleeper that’s been lingering in the tier-two schools with 8 offers that includes Central Michigan East Carolina Iowa State and Florida Atlantic among them.Originally from Versailles, Kentucky, Young has made visits to Louisville and Eastern Kentucky. A little known player out of high school with offers from Ball State and Troy, Young went the junior college route and is likely in line to land at a Division I school regardless of whether OSU offers.3. Matthew Tanner — Offensive GuardAll right, 3-for-3 on junior college prospects. I can’t resist.Tanner, a 6–fot-7 345 pound prospect, has offers from Auburn, Mississippi State, UAB and several other smaller schools. Given his late, meteoric rise, don’t be surprised to see Oklahoma State make a run. Right now with Auburn jumping in this week, I’d give them the odds to land him out of the Arizona junior college.4. Joey Palmer — Offensive tackleThis former Louisville commit may be looking for a new home after a late de-commitment. With offers from smaller schools including Georgia State, Cincinnati and Memphis, Oklahoma State has shown interest in the Butler C.C. recruit.The Cowboys have had recent success with prospects from Butler, too, most recently with Chris Carson. That could be a factor, should OSU extend a late offer. He’s currently not committed.5. Hayden Howerton — Offensive centerHowerton may be a little more of a pipe dream than others. Having been committed to SMU for several months, this Katy (Texas) recruit held close to 30 offers before opting to stay close to home to play for Chad Morris’ squad.Additionally, OSU appears set at the center position. Brad Lundblade is entrenched as a starter, Johnny Wilson is a promising reserve, and Minnesota transfer Tyler Moore appears next in line to take over in 2018.6. Samir Martula — Offensive tackle6-foot-6, in the middle of the most fertile recruiting grounds in the country, and Martula still only has 10 scholarship offers. His biggest is from UConn, where he is currently pledged. I like the size he could bring, and like even more that he’s a local recruit. Cy Ranch is a lot closer than Connecticut.7. Gray Davis — Offensive GuardParish Episcopal has been a surprise school churning out Division I talent in Texas. Gray Davis, a big body offensive guard from the Dallas area is underrated but has seen his stock rise on the recruiting trail recently with an offer from Nevada. The only other schools on board are Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, and Central Arkansas. He could be a prime suspect to be a late pickup on signing day. He’s not committed to a school.
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after rushing for a 15-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts is officially on the transfer market, as his name has hit the NCAA’s transfer portal.This doesn’t mean Hurts is 100 percent transferring out of Alabama, as it’s still possible he could return to the Crimson Tide, though a transfer is widely expected.Hurts has been linked to several major programs, with schools like Oklahoma, Maryland and Florida State, among others, being named the frontrunners.The Alabama quarterback might be hinting at his interest with a Twitter follow, though.Hurts has followed just one head coach on Twitter since news broke of his name hitting the NCAA’s transfer portal.That coach: Miami’s Manny Diaz.Manny Diaz and Jalen Hurts are now following each other on Twitter. I’m sure Canes fans aren’t reading too much into that or anything.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) January 10, 2019Murray is following a couple of Miami football players on Twitter, too.FWIW, Jalen Hurts has now followed Manny Diaz, Brevin Jordan and DeeJay Dallas since Hurts entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.Canes twitter, do as you wish with that information.— Josh White (@_JoshRWhite) January 10, 2019Hurts at Miami could be a lot of fun, as the Hurricanes are hoping to rebound from a disappointing 2018 season.Full betting odds on Hurts’ transfer decision can be seen here.
Nova Scotia is achieving an international first in the area of community economic development. Each of Nova Scotia’s 13 regional development authorities (RDAs) will complete the rigorous process of ISO 9001:2000 registration this summer. This will make them the first complete community economic development group on the international front with all members reaching the pinnacle of quality management. Economic Development Minister Ernest Fage joined Nova Scotia Association of Regional Development Authorities’ chair Rhonda Kelly today, June 9, at a recognition ceremony at Province House. “Our communities will continue to grow with the new strength of commitment and consistent management practices each RDA is embracing,” said Mr. Fage. “When companies are interested in doing business in rural Nova Scotia, they will have confidence in dealing with community economic development organizations that meet international standards of quality management.” The ISO standard 9001:2000 increases the credibility of regional development authorities in the global marketplace. It will assure clients that the development authorities practice a systematic approach to quality management principles in order to achieve consistent quality results. Through employee competence, process management, quality planning and continual improvement each regional development authority will meet or exceed the expectations of their stakeholders, clients, and funding partners. “Nova Scotia’s RDA network is establishing the benchmark of quality management, accountability and transparency for community economic development in world wide,” said Ms. Kelly. “Today we are celebrating the successful implementation of the ISO process into nine RDAs, with the remaining four to be completed by the end of the summer.” Nova Scotia’s 13 development authorities are recognized as unique in Canada, with core funding provided by all three levels of government. The province recently expressed its confidence in the regional development authority network by increasing operational funding to each by $25,000. This brings total provincial funding to $150,000 annually, an amount that is matched by both federal and municipal partners. In partnership with diverse government and community groups, regional development authorities provide advice to help individual, community and business ventures succeed. Nova Scotia’s regional development authorities employ more than 125 staff who work with more than 500 volunteers on boards and committees in communities across the province. Regional development authorities work on a variety of community-based projects that increase the capacity of businesses and communities. An example is the development of e-commerce capability on the South Shore where small businesses, with the help of the development authority, can use e-business tools to compete in the marketplace. Another ongoing regional development authority-assisted initiative is increasing broadband capacity throughout rural Nova Scotia communities. To learn about the strategic initiatives regional development authorities are involved in around the province, see the website at www.nsarda.ca .
Seven stories in the news for Thursday, Dec. 6———FORCILLO TO LEARN IF TOP COURT WILL HEAR APPEALA Toronto police officer who shot a teenager on an empty streetcar five years ago finds out today if Canada’s top court will hear his case. A jury acquitted Const. James Forcillo of the second-degree murder of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim in 2016. However, jurors convicted him of attempted murder related to a second volley of bullets he fired after Yatim was down and dying. Forcillo’s lawyers argue the first and second volleys were artificially divided into discrete events. ———CHINA DEMANDS RELEASE OF EXEC ARRESTED IN VANCOUVERChinese officials are demanding Canada release Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, who was arrested in Vancouver over the weekend and faces possible extradition to the U.S. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters today that the Chinese government also wants Canadian officials to reveal the reasoning behind Meng Wanzhou’s arrest on Saturday. A clerk at the B.C. Supreme Court says Meng appeared in court Wednesday and a bail hearing is scheduled for Friday. Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod says the U.S. is seeking Meng’s extradition, but couldn’t provide further details because a publication ban is in effect at Meng’s request.———DOMESTIC HOMICIDE VICTIMS LARGELY WOMEN: REPORTMore than three quarters of Canada’s domestic homicide victims were women, according to a new report released today that said belonging to some specific demographic groups elevates the risk of a violent death even more. The report from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative, a multi-year project studying domestic homicides with a focus on vulnerable groups, tracked data from across the country and analyzed relevant deaths between 2010 and 2015. Of the 476 people slain in a domestic homicide during that time, the report found 76 per cent of them were women or girls.———FEDS DROP VALUES TEST FROM JOBS PROGRAM Contentious wording in Ottawa’s summer jobs program that tied pro-abortion beliefs to funding eligibility is being dropped after a backlash to what was styled last year as a values test. Instead, the federal Liberals have re-tooled the 2019 version of the Canada Summer Jobs program to require applicants to declare they don’t work to infringe on any Canadian’s legal rights. Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says the change — made after informal consultations over the past few months — should clear up concerns from faith-based groups who expressed outrage over this past year’s requirements.———FIRST MINISTERS MEETING EXPECTED TO BE TENSEPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is bracing for a barrage of criticism from premiers as they sit down at a First Ministers meeting Friday in Montreal. It’s expected to be one of the most fractious gatherings of Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial leaders in decades. Many of the premiers are upset about the federal approach to pipelines, carbon taxation, environmental assessments, the General Motors plant closure in Oshawa, Ontario, and the oil price crisis. Trudeau says he’s prepared to talk with his provincial counterparts about any subject, including oil, which he calls an important economic resource.———ONTARIO ENVIRONMENT MINISTER TO MEET WITH McKENNAThe federal environment minister is set to meet with her Ontario counterpart in Toronto today where they are expected to discuss the province’s new plan to address climate change. The Progressive Conservative government’s plan, unveiled last week, replaces the cap-and-trade system brought in by the previous Liberal regime and does not put a price on carbon. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has urged Ontario to enact a carbon pricing plan, a federal requirement that Premier Doug Ford has consistently pushed back on.———HALIFAX TO MARK 101 YEARS SINCE EXPLOSIONPeople will gather this morning to remember the many lives lost in what remains one of the worst human-made disasters in Canadian history. Today marks the 101st anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, when two wartime ships collided in the harbour and sparked a massive blast that claimed almost two-thousand lives and obliterated a section of the city. A moment of silence will be held at Fort Needham Memorial Park at 9:04 a-m — the exact time of the explosion on December 6th, 1917.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— The Supreme Court will release its ruling in the case of Marc Cyr-Langlois. The court will determine the necessary conditions under which a breathalyzer test can be conducted, and whether a belch can throw that process into doubt.— The trial continues today for Dennis Oland in the murder of his father.— The trial of Const. Laurence Gary Basso continues on charges of assaulting a man outside a Halifax homeless shelter on Feb. 25.— Statistics Canada will release its international merchandise trade figures for October.— Maxime Bernier, leader of the newly formed People’s Party of Canada, will be in Quebec City today for a rally.The Canadian Press
With more than 600 attendees since the inaugural event in 2013, The Todd Herremans Foundation is back this year with the third annual Hoops for Help Fundraiser.The basketball-themed event, which takes place on Thursday, March 26, 2015, will be held at Vie Restaurant, 600 N. Broad Street. The evening will feature dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment, as well as athletes, celebrities and more. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting here.Todd HerremansCredit/Copyright: TCOPR / Low Tide PhotographyIndividual tickets are priced at $325, and guests will receive entrance to the event, dinner and drinks, and a chance to mix and mingle with local athletes and celebrities. Attendees will also be randomly assigned to one of the NCAA’s final sweet sixteen teams. In past years, those on a first place team received iPads and GoPro cameras, and second place received an autographed Todd Herremans jersey. Sponsorships and tables are also available starting at $3000.Past beneficiaries from the event included Alzheimer’s Association Recreation Center of Philadelphia, Bringing Hope Home, Cooper Hospital Social Work Division, Kevin from Heaven, Magee Rehabilitation and Zhang Sah Martial Arts/MostSports+.This year, selected charities will receive a surprise visit by Todd to make a check presentation at their offices soon after the event. Joining Ameriprise, ACME Markets and Cherry Hill Imports, additional sponsors this year include Lelas/Madigan/Curtis Wealth Management Group, Lincoln Financial Group, REIT Management and Research, LLC and United Doors. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and for more information, please call 231-740-5809 or email Marilee@herremansfoundation.org.
TORONTO — Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. booked a big loss for the third-quarter after it suffered claims losses and big deficits in its stock hedges.The insurance and investment company, which has made a conditional takeover offer for smartphone maker BlackBerry, said Thursday its losses ballooned to US$569.1 million, compared with a profit of US$35.7 million a year earlier.Companies buy hedges — contracts that protect the future value of investments and other assets — during volatile stock markets. However, unexpected share price swings can lead to paper losses on the balance sheet, which must be accounted for.On a per share basis, the company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said the loss amounted to US$29.02 per share versus or 85 cents per share in the comparable period. Revenue fell to US$1.12 billion from US$1.89 billion.The loss came as the company saw its underwriting profits grow to US$104.7 million due to an improved performance from its insurance operations compared with US$72 million a year ago.“We were affected in the quarter with mark-to-market losses from bonds, because of rising interest rates in the quarter, and a mismatch in our equity portfolios between our common stocks and our hedges,” said Fairfax chief executive Prem Watsa in a release.Mark-to-market is a bookkeeping term used when a company values assets and liabilities at their current worth, even though they might not be drawn upon for years down the road.“We continue to believe that the mark-to-market losses will reverse in the future,” Watsa added.“We are maintaining our defensive equity hedges due to our concern about the financial markets and the economic outlook.”Fairfax, BlackBerry’s largest shareholder, made a conditional takeover bid in September that values the company at US$4.7 billion or US$9 per share.The Fairfax consortium is expected to complete its due diligence by Nov. 4. Until then, BlackBerry is allowed to actively solicit and evaluate rival offers.Last year, Fairfax doubled its stake in BlackBerry (TSX:BB) when the company, then known as Research In Motion, revamped its leadership with a new chief executive and new members on its board of directors.Watsa also took a seat on its board, and increased his own holdings in the smartphone maker to 9.9% — representing 51.9 million shares — a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed.The Fairfax executive has since stepped down from the position, citing a conflict of interests.Fairfax, through its subsidiaries, is involved in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management.The Canadian Press
The United National Party (UNP) has denied claims made by former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella that he was invited to rejoin the party.A former UNP MP, Rambukwella had joined the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government and was the Media Minister until Rajapaksa lost the January 8 Presidential election. Hashim said that so far no one from the UNP has even stated in public that Rambukwella was asked to join the UNP or should be invited to join the UNP. The UNP General Secretary however claimed that following the January 8 Presidential election, Rambukwella had made at least three attempts to rejoin the UNP.On one occasion, Hashim said that following the January 8 Presidential election, Rambukwella had met party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and urged him to take him back into the party. Hashim said that when the fist attempt failed, Rambukwella had made at least two other attempts but even those attempts had not been successful. (Colombo Gazette) Rambukwella had recently claimed that he was invited by the UNP to rejoin the party but UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim today denied the claims.
TISL has been greatly encouraged by the passing of the RTI Act and acknowledges the significant implementation challenges ahead. However, TISL urgently calls for the Constitutional Council to make well considered recommendations in order that the President can make the remaining appointments at the earliest possible occasion, so that the composition of the commission may be regularized. (Colombo Gazette) While the Commission has been established by the Act, its membership is yet to be fully constituted, as the RTI Act states that the Commission shall consist of 5 persons. The RTI Commission is arguably the most important component in the framework set up by the RTI Act. It has extensive powers, including the hearing of cases on appeal, issuing guidelines on record management, fees and proactive disclosure, prescribing fees, monitoring compliance, making recommendation for reform, referring matters for disciplinary action and prosecuting offences under the Act. Its decisions have far-reaching consequences for the exercise of the fundamental right of access to information. It is evident therefore, that the RTI Commission needs to be a dynamic catalyst in the rollout of RTI to the public.Some of these powers and functions are particularly important in the hands of the first RTI Commission, which has the vital role of setting in place the key principles, mechanisms, templates and procedures that will set the tone for future Commissions to follow. The intention of Parliament in enacting the RTI law was that the RTI Commission should consist of five members. Even though the Act states that the quorum for a meeting is three, the stipulation of a quorum inherently suggests that the appointment of the full membership is expected. Such appointment would entitle all members to attend meetings. Having only three members would vest sole decision-making power in those members only, subverting the intention of Parliament, and depriving the Commission of its diversity. TISL therefore calls for the appointment of the full Commission. Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is encouraged by the appointment of three members of the Right to Information (RTI) Commission.
In a statement released by his spokesman, Mr. Annan commended the work of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Carter Center, which observed the entire process of review of the petition signatures – known as the reparos, or correction, process. The statement said that the Secretary-General “urges all Venezuelans to cooperate constructively to ensure a peaceful electoral and constitutional solution to the country’s political impasse.”
“The first of your victims was a timid young woman. I entirely accept her account that you grabbed her with one hand round the neck and the other on her groin, in between her legs.”After this you told her that you are a strong man. Fortunately she was able to fight back.”The woman cried after, she says she doesn’t know what you would have done if you weren’t so drunk. Plainly she was very frightened by what happened, this was a nasty experience.”Regarding the second victim, the judge said: “You began touching her and kissing her on the neck. Her jeans and belt were undone also.”She was extremely upset, hysterical and barely able to talk. She said you were a monster and feels embarrassed by what happened.”Judge Parkes added: “You were so drunk that in both cases fortunately you were not able to take things further. You are a man who is very well respected and well loved at Park House Stables.”Now you have resigned and I’m sure you will find another job in the racing world because you’re clearly talented.”Phillips must complete a 60-day rehabilitation course for alcohol and carry out 160 hours of unpaid work as part of his one-year community order. A senior member of staff at a renowned stables that trains horses for the Queen has been convicted of sexually assaulting two women while he was drunk and “not in control”.Richard Phillips, who was described by a judge as a “well respected and well-loved” figure at Park House Stables, has been given a restraining order preventing him from contacting his victims, one of whom described him as a “monster”.The 44-year-old grabbed a “timid young woman” by the groin, with one hand around her neck, after she refused to have sex with him and told her “he is a strong man” before saying that “nobody would hear them”, a court heard.Just weeks later, Phillips sexually abused another young woman by groping her breasts and attempted to pull down her trousers while kissing her neck. Following the assaults, Phillips left his senior job at the stables, owned by the family of TV presenter Clare Balding, in the village of Kingsclere, Hampshire.Park House Stables was bought by Balding’s grandparents in 1953 and has since trained many successful thoroughbred horses.It currently trains horses owned by the Queen as well as Sir Alex Ferguson, the former Manchester United manager. Ms Balding’s brother Andrew, 43, became the licensed trainer at the 1,500-acre site in January 2003 after succeeding their father, Ian.Phillips, of North Sydmonton, near Kingsclere, denied two counts of sexual assault but was convicted by a jury at Winchester Crown Court, Hampshire.He remained emotionless as he was given a one-year community sentence and restraining order.Simon Jones, prosecuting, told the court that Phillips approached his first victim while drunk and asked her “if she wanted some fun”.”The defendant approached her and she could tell he had too much to drink,” he said. “He asked her if she wanted some fun.”He grabbed her neck and her groin and tried to force her over. He told her nobody would hear – however, she pushed him away and he fell.”Mr Jones said Phillips groped the second victim, adding: “He was touching her breasts and had undone her belt as if to pull her trousers down. Both these attacks were unwarranted and unnecessary contact from this man.”The court heard how both attacks happened during or after social events on separate evenings. She was extremely upset, hysterical and barely able to talk. She said you were a monsterJudge Richard Parkes QC Both these attacks were unwarranted and unnecessary contact from this manSimon Jones, prosecuting Guy Draper, defending, said Phillips had a problem with alcohol that has caused his only long-term relationship to fall apart, adding that during both attacks he was so drunk “he was not in control”.Mr Draper said: “It’s clear that Mr Phillips was very drunk after consuming large amounts of alcohol. Since the incidents he has not had any alcohol for five months. His consumption of alcohol had reached such a peak he was not in control.”His life has fallen apart from alcohol, his only long-term relationship because of his consumption of alcohol, as it is somewhat a problem.”Passing sentence, Judge Richard Parkes QC said: “It’s clear you enjoy your drink and there’s nothing wrong with that, but when you assault young ladies it becomes a problem. Richard Phillips, pictured leaving Winchester Crown Court, was ordered to complete a 60-day rehabilitation course and carry out 160 hours of unpaid work as part of his one-year community orderCredit:Solent Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair. We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. One Hyde ParkNicholas Shaxson tries to get inside London’s wealthiest and most secretive building, and looks at how the city has helped its mostly absent residents to thrive in the English capital. (Vanity Fair)When the British Empire crumbled in the mid-1950s, London replaced the cozy embrace of gunboats and imperial trading preferences with a new model: tempting the world’s hot money through lax regulation and lax enforcement. There was always a subtle balance, involving dependable British legal bedrock fiercely upholding U.K. domestic rules and laws while turning a blind eye to foreign law-breaking. It was a classic offshore-tax-haven offering that tells foreign financiers, “We won’t steal your money, but we won’t make a fuss if you steal other people’s.”2. All rise Megan Garber charts the history of applause, what it once meant, and how those who knew its power manipulated it. (The Atlantic)This is the story of how people clapped when all they had, for the most part, was hands – of how we liked things before we Liked things. Applause, participatory and observational at the same time, was an early form of mass media, connecting people to each other and to their leaders, instantly and visually and, of course, audibly. It was public sentiment analysis, revealing the affinities and desires of networked people. It was the qualified self giving way to the quantified crowd. It was big data before data got big.3. The dance of deathDavid Remnick details the recent events at the Bolshoi ballet that left its artistic director disfigured and another member facing jail. (New Yorker)The liquid was sulfuric acid – the “oil of vitriol,” as medieval alchemists called it. Depending on the concentration, it can lay waste to human skin as quickly as in a horror movie. Scientists working with sulfuric acid wear protective goggles; even a small amount in the eyes can destroy the cornea and cause permanent blindness. Filin was in agony. The burning was immediate and severe. His vision turned to black. He could feel the scalding of his face and scalp, the pain intensifying all the time. 4. The man with the red shoes Massimo Gatto looks at the history behind the Pope’s choice of footwear. (The New York Review of Books)With the red shoes went a red-striped robe, again in Phoenician purple – a wide stripe for members of the Senate, a narrower stripe for the second-rank aristocrats known as horsemen, equites. After the coming of Christianity, the tradition of wearing red passed from the Roman Senate to the “Sacred Senate,” the College of Cardinals.5. Running out of chancesJeré Longman follows the case of Tim Danielson, who went from the high of breaking the four-minute mile to the murder charges which now face him. (The New York Times)Tim Danielson sat slumped on the toilet in a white T-shirt and underwear. He was breathing but apparently unconscious, unresponsive to the voices of sheriff’s deputies. In an adjacent bedroom, a generator ran loudly. The smell of gasoline was potent. Ming Qi, a former wife of Danielson’s, lay dead on the bed. A pump-action shotgun lay beside her. A .22-caliber rifle was nearby. Authorities said she was shot six times.6. Rising from the ashesSarah Yager looks at the Marlboro Man, and the allure that the wild west is having on Marlboro’s smokers. (The Atlantic)By the early 1960s, just before the Surgeon General’s advisory committee issued its verdict on the health risks of smoking, the theme had evolved into the mythical “Marlboro Country,” where cowboys in white hats rode horseback between golden grass and blue skies, or sat around a campfire with an open red-topped pack posed next to the crackling flames. The message beckoned over airwaves and from newspaper pages: “Come to where the flavor is.”… AND A CLASSIC READ FROM THE ARCHIVES…In 2002, James B Stewart wrote in The New Yorker about a divorced New Jersey housewife who met the love of her life. Everything changed on the morning of 9/11.Susan made a point of reminding herself that a woman in her fifties with three grown daughters and two failed marriages behind her should have few illusions about romantic prospects. After nursing her mother through a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, she had resigned herself to merely going out to dinner occasionally with women friends in similar circumstances.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday >The Sports Pages – the best sports writing collected every week by TheScore.ie >
11 Female Directors Who Followed Their Own Rules11 Young Adult Novels That Are Surprisingly Mature For Their Age Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Excited for the new A Wrinkle In Time movie? We are too! Ava Duvernay’s wickedly gorgeous film adapted from Madeleine L’engle’s novel with the same name has the potential to blow us and audiences away. It’s got us at Geek thinking about some cool comics for any and all fans of A Wrinkle in Time.These comics aren’t exactly like the movie. However, if you’re looking for adventures in time and space, cool lead characters, stories filled with friendship and wonder. You might want to look into these cool comics books to satisfy your love for the book and movies.The Backstagers Vol. 1(W): James Tynion IV (A): Rian Sygh (C): Walter Baiamonte, Brittany Peer (L): Jim CampbellWhen I think of A Wrinkle In Time, I think of the puzzling, exciting and wondrous world backstage with our favorite boys. James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh create a unique and extraordinary story about friendship and the power of being a team (also love, there’s a little bit of love in there too). The boys not only have to deal with some backstage mixtures of time and space. They also encounter strange creatures that roam the halls through mazes. Fantastic rooms are WAY more intricate than anything they can build. Super creepy entities from the past trying to escape and so much more. The Backstagers and A Wrinkle In Time present a fascinating portrayal of teamwork, delightful underdog characters, and adventure that will leave you mind-boggled and friendship that lasts a lifetime.Seconds(W/A): Bryan O’Malley, (DA): Jason Fischer (C): Nathan Fairbairn (L): Dustin HarbinThe first time I read Seconds, I described it to a friend as “A Wrinkle In Time meets Scott Pilgrim, but deeper than both of them combined.” Spoilers: I let her borrow it. She agreed with me. Bryan O’ Malley’s follow-up to the highly loved Scott Pilgrim creates a stunning, yet heartbreakingly triumphant narrative of a super talented, and a bit narcissistic, chef Katie. Katie tries to make everything in her life as perfect as she wants it to be. Or as she needs it to be. She often has recurring dreams of a woman, in modern clothes who sits on her dresser, watching her. Katie finds to make her life perfect she needs magic mushrooms from this mysterious woman, who turns out to be a House spirit. If you haven’t read Seconds, the description that I have will entirely make sense to you once you read this masterpiece.via Ballantine BooksA Wrinkle In Time: Graphic Novel(W/I): Hope LarsonI know, I know. This one is a bit of a cop-out. However, if you’re a Wrinkle In Time fan, you should check out Hope Larson’s beautiful adaptation of the classic story. She gives the story a fluid, yet delicate visual spin. A Wrinkle In Time has been adapted in so many ways. In our wonderous comic medium, it gives it new energy and vibe to what we read in the book. Filtering out the different visual lenses can be tough though, so Larson really makes this her own. This graphic novel feels like Larson’s love letter to the novel. It’s slow-burning, free-flowing and carries L’Engle’s language from words to astonishing art.Zojaqan(W): Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, (A): Nathan Gooden, (C): Vittorio Astone, (L): Dero BennettVault Comics carries some of the best and note-worthy comics we’ve been sleeping on. One of the coolest titles Vault has come out within their first slate of science fiction/fantasy comics is Zojagon. Created by Collin Lang and Jackson Lanzing with art by Nathan Gooden and stunningly gorgeous pastels by Vittorio Astone, this team creates a comic that a Wrinkle In Time fan will surely enjoy. This comic takes you on an emotional rollercoaster with high stakes adventure. Zojagon centers around Shannon Kind, a woman who has suffered from an unimaginable tragedy and lands in an unknown world called Zojagon. Why would a Wrinkle In Time fan love this? The emotional journey, the beautiful and brilliant alien landscape, a strong, robust POC lead character and a story that’s out of this world. Literally.via Vault ComicsHilda(W/I): Luke Person Here’s a book that was suggested to me after reading A Wrinkle in Time. My friend who’s a massive fan of A Wrinkle In Time said I should check out the books of Hilda. Hildafolk, created by Luke Pearson, is a collection of stories about a little girl named Hilda. She goes on misadventures into a mysterious and odd world right outside her tent, with magic and wonder to tie it all together. I fell in love with these books the moment I opened the pages. I would describe it as Over The Garden Wall meets A Wrinkle in Time. Not because of what’s in the book but because of the astonishing world-building and intensely cool characters. Luke Pearson weaves together a whimsical and charming story. It will not only touch you but makes you want to go on adventures as well. With the ever adorable Hilda guiding you into this world, you’ll never want to let go.