Justin Boots

24 Apr 19
Ginny O.

Back in 2017 I wrote about how E-Book Piracy is a problem. In fact, it’s still a major problem and I’m still seeing the same arguments about it and many big name authors speaking out against it. This is mostly a United States problem and I’m going to address it from a United States point […]

24 Apr 19

I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about which songs would define the 2010s as a decade. It has been such a fast-paced decade full of changes and growth in so many industries, not just music. That makes it incredibly exciting, yet perplexingly difficult to find just one song to define that period. For […]

24 Apr 19
Glass Houses

N’awlins! Get it. Welcome to the 2019 Zurich Classic! Find a schedule of this week’s events here: https://t.co/xWY87ZuT2p pic.twitter.com/lwxQdYIBwK — Zurich Classic (@Zurich_Classic) April 22, 2019

24 Apr 19
Archy news nety

Two years and eight months after competing for the last time, the latest generation competitor Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Nate Diaz, was finally removed from the "official" Top 15 rankings of the promotion. If you are wondering if the WTF has lasted so long, I assure you that you are not alone. Elsewhere in the […]

24 Apr 19
KLVT Classifieds Mailbag

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: Picking up old appliances, scrap metal, and old cars for free. 441-9114 or 544-4407 SELLING: Three antique books, two suitcases and a dancing Mickey Mouse doll.  598-9794 Refrigerator.  777-2686 Chevrolet Rally wheels.  523-0059 Complete stereo system and miscellaneous parts 1990 Chevrolet or GMC pickup.  891-1266 2006 Ford F-250 with flatbed, does not run.  […]

24 Apr 19
Shopper News Note

For sale. Umbrella stroller. $19.97. Please dial 405-756-4888. For sale. Three solid wood table-height barstools. $35.00 for all. Pleas dial 580-230-8528. For sale. Glider rocker with footstool. Wood, good condition. $40.00. Please dial 405-763-9739. Moving sale. Fri., Apr. 26 and Sat., Apr. 27. 8:00 a.m. until ? Two miles north of Lindsay on Hwy. 76. […]

24 Apr 19
Metro
Thanos’ snap claimed a lot of lives in Infinity War (Picture: Marvel/Disney/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock) Who among us can truly say that they’ve recovered from the ending of Avengers: Infinity War? After Thanos’ snap at the end of the last Avengers film, half of the whole population of the universe was turned to dust, and the heroes we’ve come to know and love were no exception. Now that Endgame is about to drop (cue screaming), it would be the perfect time to refresh your memory as to which characters died during the course of the last movie, because a heartbreaking number of characters bit the, erm, dust. Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Fan-favourite Loki was the first death on screen in the film, which let us know that the Russo brothers meant business with Infinity War. Loki was murdered with Thanos’ own hand pre-snap after finally showing true loyalty to his brother Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth). The trickster tried to assassinate Thanos after he’d massacred the ship of Asguardian refugees, but the big purple baddie saw right through his ruse and killed him for it, saying ‘No resurrections this time’. This, in reference to the other two times we’ve thought Loki died, indicated that our favourite Asguardian bad-boy might be dead for good this time. Heimdall, played by Idris Elba (Picture: Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios 2017) Another casualty of the massacre on the Asguardian ship was Thor’s friend Heimdall, the guardian of the gateway to, among other planets, Earth. Heimdall was gravely injured, but before he died, he managed to conjure the gateway to Earth one more time, and sent the Hulk to warn the Avengers that Thanos was on his way. Gamora, played by Zoe Saldana (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Gamora’s death was particularly poignant. As possibly the only thing in the universe that Thanos loved, he had to sacrifice her life to get the Soul Stone. So to achieve his goal of collecting all the Infinity Stones, the Mad Titan threw his adopted daughter off a cliff. Vision, played by Paul Bettany (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Next, poor Vision had to die twice in Infinity War. First, his lady love Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) had to kill him to destroy the Mind Stone embedded in his head. However Thanos arrived, and with his Time Stone, turned back time to get the stone himself, killing Vision again in the process. Black Panther/T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Now we’ve reached the deaths that happened as a result of Thanos’ snap. Black Panther turned to dust in front of his loyal soldier and companion, Okoye (Danai Gurira), who looked utterly lost as the man she’d sworn to protect died before her eyes. Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Doctor Strange disintegrated, but not before he could say some vital final words. Strange was formerly in possession of the Time Stone, and he used it earlier on in the film to find out that, of all many potential outcomes, only one course of action would lead to them being able to save the universe from Thanos. Just as he died, Strange said: ‘Tony, there was no other way.’ Could this mean that letting Thanos win was essential to eventually defeating him? Drax, played by Dave Bautista (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Drax, along with other Guardians of the Galaxy, did his best to fight against Thanos and protect the Time Stone, but it was to no avail, and when Thanos snapped his fingers, Drax was one of the casualties. Falcon/Sam Wilson, played by Anthony Mackie (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Falcon, one of Captain America’s (Chris Evans) most loyal cohorts, was one of the ones who sadly turned to dust before our very eyes. Groot, played by Vin Diesel (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Loosing Groot was particularly hard, because we’ve seen this violent tree first as a fully grown adult, then as a baby grown from a sprig of his former self, and finally as a somewhat salty but still lovable adolescent. What made his death even more tragic was when James Gunn, director of The Guardians of the Galaxy movies and producer of Infinity War revealed that, as Groot was disintegrating, he called Rocket Raccoon ‘Dad’. No, you’re crying. Hope van Dyme /The Wasp, played by Evangeline Lilly (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Technically Hope’s death didn’t happen during Avengers: Infinity War, and the same goes for Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas, and Janet Van Dyne, played by Michelle Pfeiffer. In a mid-credits scene during Ant-Man and the Wasp, it was revealed that all three of these characters died as a result of The Snap. Mantis, played by Pom Klementieff (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) The sweet and innocent Mantis, along with almost all of the other Guardians of the Galaxy, turned into dust on the planet Titan, after having fought to no avail to keep Thanos’ hands off of the Time Stone. Maria Hill, played by Cobie Smulders (Picture: Marvel/Disney) Agent Hill, who has been a mainstay of the franchise since 2012 when The Avengers came out, was seen dying next to her long-time boss Nick Fury in a post-credits scene. Nick Fury, played by Samuel L Jackson (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Nick crumbled into dust next to Maria hill in the post-credits scene, but not before he can shoot off a message to who we can now pretty safely deduce was Captain Marvel – proving once and for all that not all heroes wear capes. Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Scarlet Witch had a particularly difficult time of it during Infinity War. From the off, she had to fight to keep the man/machine she loved, Vision, out of Thanos’ clutches, only to be forced to kill him herself when they ran out of time to try and get the Infinity Stone out of his head and keep him alive at the same time. The she only had to watch him die again when Thanos showed up, turned back time, and brutally ripped the Mind Stone out of Vision’s head for himself. As if our heartstrings weren’t already pulled to the breaking point, the last we saw of Wanda was her disintegrating as she held Vision’s lifeless body. Shuri, played by Letitia Wright (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Shuri was a favourite with fans since her appearance in 2018’s Black Panther. Her smarts, determination, and sick burns gained her won viewers over almost instantly, but unfortunately, it was confirmed that she died off-screen at some point, with the specific details of her death still to be revealed. The news was broken to us all via the marketing campaign for Endgame, which released posters in colour for the heroes who made are still alive, and in black in which for those which have died. Sadly, Shuri’s poster was in black and white. Spider-Man/Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Sweet baby Spider-Man was one of the hardest deaths to watch. Over the course of the film, we see Peter, who’s really just a high school-aged kid, grow closer to his mentor Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.), and fight to be included in the battle to save the universe at every turn. His last lines showed him reaching out to Tony, repeating the words ‘I don’t want to go’. Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimised by the Russo brothers. Star-Lord/Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) Poor, hot-headed Star-Lord disintegrated along with most of the other Guardians of the Galaxy, after having thoroughly botched the battle to keep Thanos from getting the Time Stone on Titan. The Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stan (Picture: Picasa/Marvel) The Cap’s childhood best friend, for whom we’ve seen Steve sacrifice so much to save and keep safe over the course of the whole franchise, was the first person we saw die because of the snap. This means that, between Bucky and Falson, Steve Rogers lost both of his best and most trustworthy friends in the space of just a few seconds. And, in case you needed another reason to cry, Bucky’s last word was ‘Steve.’ What about Hawkeye’s family? (Picture: Film Frame/Marvel Studios 2019) If you’ve seen the Endgame trailers, you’ll probably know that Clint, aka Hawkeye, has a very different, and far less cheery, look. The last we saw of him, Hawkeye was back enjoying his retirement with his family, which naturally raises concerns for their welfare – what else would Hawkeye drag himself away from the domestic bliss he so enjoyed, and have him looking so unhappy to boot? [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/22/killing-eves-season-2-body-count-gets-higher-ghost-causes-problems-villanelle-eve-9283655/” title=”Killing Eve’s season 2 body count gets higher as Ghost causes problems for Villanelle and Eve”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/22/ariana-grande-brings-justin-bieber-coachella-2019-set-teases-new-album-9283454/” title=”Ariana Grande brings Justin Bieber out during Coachella 2019 set as he teases new album”]
24 Apr 19
The Sports Daily

One aspect of leadership that is essential is confidence.  Whether you’re managing a business, a quarterback in the huddle or the coach on the sideline you not only need to exude confidence but you have to earn the confidence from your employees, players and stakeholders.  People have to believe your capable and competent to earn […]

24 Apr 19
WPIX 11 New York

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yankees slugger Luke Voit showed last season what an unproven player can gain when injuries create opportunities for playing time. With New York depleted almost beyond recognition, Mike Ford and the rest of this year’s injury replacements are seizing their moment. Voit homered twice and Ford went deep for the first time […]

24 Apr 19
CBS New York

Yankees slugger Luke Voit showed last season what an unproven player can gain when injuries create opportunities for playing time.

24 Apr 19
Cine-Betweeners

Loki in a glass cage, arguing Avengers, Hawkeye closing in.

24 Apr 19
New Delhi Times

Yankees slugger Luke Voit showed last season what an unproven player can gain when injuries create opportunities for playing time. With New York depleted almost beyond recognition, Mike Ford and the rest of this year’s injury replacements are seizing their moment. Voit homered twice and Ford went deep for the first time in the majors […]

24 Apr 19
National Post

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yankees slugger Luke Voit showed last season what an unproven player can gain when injuries create opportunities for playing time. With New York depleted almost beyond recognition, Mike Ford and the rest of this year’s injury replacements are seizing their moment. Voit homered twice and Ford went deep for the first time […]

24 Apr 19
Press Telegram
ANAHEIM — Angels infielder Zack Cozart knew he wasn’t concussed Monday night. He knows what a concussion feels like. His 12th-inning collision at second base, when he lost his helmet and slammed head-first into D.J. LeMahieu’s knee, did not result in a concussion. Ultimately the injury looked worse than it was. Cozart jammed his neck and left the game feeling stiffness and a headache. Although he wasn’t in the lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Yankees, Cozart was able to avoid the 10-day injured list. Cozart loaned his second baseman’s glove to teammate Peter Bourjos – which Bourjos then used to make a diving stop on a ground ball in the 13th inning, his first defensive inning outside the outfield. Meanwhile, Cozart remained inside Angel Stadium for a couple of hours while he was observed by a team doctor for concussion symptoms. “I kept getting better and better,” he said. “My headache was going away. I slept fine. Saw a doc this morning. Everything was good.” As for the concussion, Cozart described it as a “super-weird situation.” “I was in low-A,” he said. “I was on deck, telling a kid to get down – on a base hit he was trying to score. I wasn’t even paying attention to the throw. I was telling him to get down, and the guy air-mailed (the throw), hit me in the head. That one rung my bell. I was done. … That one got me. That one messed my vision up and everything. It took me a while to get back from that one.” BULLPEN SHUFFLE The Angels optioned Luke Bard and Taylor Cole to Triple-A Salt Lake after Monday’s 14-inning loss. The two pitchers combined to throw the final five innings against the Yankees. Right-handed reliever Justin Anderson was recalled from Salt Lake and right-hander Sam Freeman was added to the 40-man roster. In a corresponding move, outfielder Justin Upton was transferred to the 60-day injured list. Upton (turf toe) is walking without the aid of a protective boot, but he did not project to return within the season’s first 60 days. Anderson threw 5-2/3 scoreless innings in his first stint with the Angels. Only five of the 22 batters he faced reached base before he was optioned to Salt Lake on April 8. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Freeman, a 31-year-old lefty, is a veteran of 263 games with the Cardinals, Rangers, Brewers and Braves. He pitched a career-high 63 games last season with Atlanta, going 3-5 with a 4.29 ERA. He throws a split-fingered fastball in addition to his two-seam and four-seam fastballs. The Braves released Freeman on March 22, toward the end of spring training. He signed a minor league contract with the Angels six days later. Freeman allowed nine hits, three runs, six walks and struck out seven batters in nine innings (five games) with Salt Lake. He becomes the only left-hander in the Angels’ bullpen. ALSO Pitcher Tyler Skaggs (sprained left ankle) threw a 40-pitch bullpen and took part in fielding drills. Afterward, he told Ausmus “I’m ready to roll.” Skaggs is likely to rejoin the Angels’ rotation Friday, Saturday or Sunday in Kansas City, but Ausmus was not ready to say which game Skaggs might start. … Upton hasn’t been cleared to run yet, Ausmus said. … Shohei Ohtani’s first live batting practice is “probably imminent-ish,” Ausmus said. UP NEXT Angels (RHP Felix Peña) vs. Yankees (LHP CC Sabathia), Wednesday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
24 Apr 19
Daily Breeze
ANAHEIM — Angels infielder Zack Cozart knew he wasn’t concussed Monday night. He knows what a concussion feels like. His 12th-inning collision at second base, when he lost his helmet and slammed head-first into D.J. LeMahieu’s knee, did not result in a concussion. Ultimately the injury looked worse than it was. Cozart jammed his neck and left the game feeling stiffness and a headache. Although he wasn’t in the lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Yankees, Cozart was able to avoid the 10-day injured list. Cozart loaned his second baseman’s glove to teammate Peter Bourjos – which Bourjos then used to make a diving stop on a ground ball in the 13th inning, his first defensive inning outside the outfield. Meanwhile, Cozart remained inside Angel Stadium for a couple of hours while he was observed by a team doctor for concussion symptoms. “I kept getting better and better,” he said. “My headache was going away. I slept fine. Saw a doc this morning. Everything was good.” As for the concussion, Cozart described it as a “super-weird situation.” “I was in low-A,” he said. “I was on deck, telling a kid to get down – on a base hit he was trying to score. I wasn’t even paying attention to the throw. I was telling him to get down, and the guy air-mailed (the throw), hit me in the head. That one rung my bell. I was done. … That one got me. That one messed my vision up and everything. It took me a while to get back from that one.” BULLPEN SHUFFLE The Angels optioned Luke Bard and Taylor Cole to Triple-A Salt Lake after Monday’s 14-inning loss. The two pitchers combined to throw the final five innings against the Yankees. Right-handed reliever Justin Anderson was recalled from Salt Lake and right-hander Sam Freeman was added to the 40-man roster. In a corresponding move, outfielder Justin Upton was transferred to the 60-day injured list. Upton (turf toe) is walking without the aid of a protective boot, but he did not project to return within the season’s first 60 days. Anderson threw 5-2/3 scoreless innings in his first stint with the Angels. Only five of the 22 batters he faced reached base before he was optioned to Salt Lake on April 8. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Freeman, a 31-year-old lefty, is a veteran of 263 games with the Cardinals, Rangers, Brewers and Braves. He pitched a career-high 63 games last season with Atlanta, going 3-5 with a 4.29 ERA. He throws a split-fingered fastball in addition to his two-seam and four-seam fastballs. The Braves released Freeman on March 22, toward the end of spring training. He signed a minor league contract with the Angels six days later. Freeman allowed nine hits, three runs, six walks and struck out seven batters in nine innings (five games) with Salt Lake. He becomes the only left-hander in the Angels’ bullpen. ALSO Pitcher Tyler Skaggs (sprained left ankle) threw a 40-pitch bullpen and took part in fielding drills. Afterward, he told Ausmus “I’m ready to roll.” Skaggs is likely to rejoin the Angels’ rotation Friday, Saturday or Sunday in Kansas City, but Ausmus was not ready to say which game Skaggs might start. … Upton hasn’t been cleared to run yet, Ausmus said. … Shohei Ohtani’s first live batting practice is “probably imminent-ish,” Ausmus said. UP NEXT Angels (RHP Felix Peña) vs. Yankees (LHP CC Sabathia), Wednesday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
24 Apr 19
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
ANAHEIM — Angels infielder Zack Cozart knew he wasn’t concussed Monday night. He knows what a concussion feels like. His 12th-inning collision at second base, when he lost his helmet and slammed head-first into D.J. LeMahieu’s knee, did not result in a concussion. Ultimately the injury looked worse than it was. Cozart jammed his neck and left the game feeling stiffness and a headache. Although he wasn’t in the lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Yankees, Cozart was able to avoid the 10-day injured list. Cozart loaned his second baseman’s glove to teammate Peter Bourjos – which Bourjos then used to make a diving stop on a ground ball in the 13th inning, his first defensive inning outside the outfield. Meanwhile, Cozart remained inside Angel Stadium for a couple of hours while he was observed by a team doctor for concussion symptoms. “I kept getting better and better,” he said. “My headache was going away. I slept fine. Saw a doc this morning. Everything was good.” As for the concussion, Cozart described it as a “super-weird situation.” “I was in low-A,” he said. “I was on deck, telling a kid to get down – on a base hit he was trying to score. I wasn’t even paying attention to the throw. I was telling him to get down, and the guy air-mailed (the throw), hit me in the head. That one rung my bell. I was done. … That one got me. That one messed my vision up and everything. It took me a while to get back from that one.” BULLPEN SHUFFLE The Angels optioned Luke Bard and Taylor Cole to Triple-A Salt Lake after Monday’s 14-inning loss. The two pitchers combined to throw the final five innings against the Yankees. Right-handed reliever Justin Anderson was recalled from Salt Lake and right-hander Sam Freeman was added to the 40-man roster. In a corresponding move, outfielder Justin Upton was transferred to the 60-day injured list. Upton (turf toe) is walking without the aid of a protective boot, but he did not project to return within the season’s first 60 days. Anderson threw 5-2/3 scoreless innings in his first stint with the Angels. Only five of the 22 batters he faced reached base before he was optioned to Salt Lake on April 8. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Freeman, a 31-year-old lefty, is a veteran of 263 games with the Cardinals, Rangers, Brewers and Braves. He pitched a career-high 63 games last season with Atlanta, going 3-5 with a 4.29 ERA. He throws a split-fingered fastball in addition to his two-seam and four-seam fastballs. The Braves released Freeman on March 22, toward the end of spring training. He signed a minor league contract with the Angels six days later. Freeman allowed nine hits, three runs, six walks and struck out seven batters in nine innings (five games) with Salt Lake. He becomes the only left-hander in the Angels’ bullpen. ALSO Pitcher Tyler Skaggs (sprained left ankle) threw a 40-pitch bullpen and took part in fielding drills. Afterward, he told Ausmus “I’m ready to roll.” Skaggs is likely to rejoin the Angels’ rotation Friday, Saturday or Sunday in Kansas City, but Ausmus was not ready to say which game Skaggs might start. … Upton hasn’t been cleared to run yet, Ausmus said. … Shohei Ohtani’s first live batting practice is “probably imminent-ish,” Ausmus said. UP NEXT Angels (RHP Felix Peña) vs. Yankees (LHP CC Sabathia), Wednesday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
24 Apr 19
Daily News
ANAHEIM — Angels infielder Zack Cozart knew he wasn’t concussed Monday night. He knows what a concussion feels like. His 12th-inning collision at second base, when he lost his helmet and slammed head-first into D.J. LeMahieu’s knee, did not result in a concussion. Ultimately the injury looked worse than it was. Cozart jammed his neck and left the game feeling stiffness and a headache. Although he wasn’t in the lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Yankees, Cozart was able to avoid the 10-day injured list. Cozart loaned his second baseman’s glove to teammate Peter Bourjos – which Bourjos then used to make a diving stop on a ground ball in the 13th inning, his first defensive inning outside the outfield. Meanwhile, Cozart remained inside Angel Stadium for a couple of hours while he was observed by a team doctor for concussion symptoms. “I kept getting better and better,” he said. “My headache was going away. I slept fine. Saw a doc this morning. Everything was good.” As for the concussion, Cozart described it as a “super-weird situation.” “I was in low-A,” he said. “I was on deck, telling a kid to get down – on a base hit he was trying to score. I wasn’t even paying attention to the throw. I was telling him to get down, and the guy air-mailed (the throw), hit me in the head. That one rung my bell. I was done. … That one got me. That one messed my vision up and everything. It took me a while to get back from that one.” BULLPEN SHUFFLE The Angels optioned Luke Bard and Taylor Cole to Triple-A Salt Lake after Monday’s 14-inning loss. The two pitchers combined to throw the final five innings against the Yankees. Right-handed reliever Justin Anderson was recalled from Salt Lake and right-hander Sam Freeman was added to the 40-man roster. In a corresponding move, outfielder Justin Upton was transferred to the 60-day injured list. Upton (turf toe) is walking without the aid of a protective boot, but he did not project to return within the season’s first 60 days. Anderson threw 5-2/3 scoreless innings in his first stint with the Angels. Only five of the 22 batters he faced reached base before he was optioned to Salt Lake on April 8. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Freeman, a 31-year-old lefty, is a veteran of 263 games with the Cardinals, Rangers, Brewers and Braves. He pitched a career-high 63 games last season with Atlanta, going 3-5 with a 4.29 ERA. He throws a split-fingered fastball in addition to his two-seam and four-seam fastballs. The Braves released Freeman on March 22, toward the end of spring training. He signed a minor league contract with the Angels six days later. Freeman allowed nine hits, three runs, six walks and struck out seven batters in nine innings (five games) with Salt Lake. He becomes the only left-hander in the Angels’ bullpen. ALSO Pitcher Tyler Skaggs (sprained left ankle) threw a 40-pitch bullpen and took part in fielding drills. Afterward, he told Ausmus “I’m ready to roll.” Skaggs is likely to rejoin the Angels’ rotation Friday, Saturday or Sunday in Kansas City, but Ausmus was not ready to say which game Skaggs might start. … Upton hasn’t been cleared to run yet, Ausmus said. … Shohei Ohtani’s first live batting practice is “probably imminent-ish,” Ausmus said. UP NEXT Angels (RHP Felix Peña) vs. Yankees (LHP CC Sabathia), Wednesday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM