Original Penguin

24 Apr 19
Bob Sarber

DEMS MOVE TO HOLD KINE IN CONTEMPT… The House Oversight Committee is preparing to hold former White House official Carl Kline in contempt of Congress for failing to appear at a hearing on alleged lapses in White House security clearance procedures. Kline was in charge of the security-clearance process but is now employed at the […]

24 Apr 19
Yirah Group

Last month, 50 people were charged with scheming to get students into elite universities. While some of the charges involved falsifying student athletic abilities, most revolved around the standardized achievement tests nearly every college student takes: the ACT and SAT. Some parents paid for false learning-disability diagnoses, which gained their children extra time to take […]

24 Apr 19
Eminetra

                                      Mumbai Zoo Mumbai Zoo as the name suggests is housed in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is the only zoo in Mumbai. It was formerly known as Ranichi Bagh meaning Queen’s Gardens. Its former name is a depiction of the original British name, Victoria Gardens. Today it is also known as Jijabai Bhosale […]

24 Apr 19
Red Revolution

Margaret Clunies Ross, University of Sydney Icelanders love books, both reading and writing them, and in recent years translations of contemporary Icelandic literature have made it into bookshops and literary pages abroad in increasing numbers. Nor must we forget that in 1955 the Icelander Halldór Laxness won the Nobel Prize for literature. Back in the […]

24 Apr 19
Boston Herald
For at least 48 hours, the Tuukka Rask haters can take a break. Maybe a few of them will cut him even more slack. The Bruins goalie certainly earned it last night. In a do-or-die Game 7 at the Garden against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Rask — the most polarizing of players on this Bruins team — was at his best. And because he was, he allowed the rest of his teammates to rise up and play to their own standards in a 5-1 clincher that was much closer than the final score. Rask stopped 32-of-33 shots. He needed to come up big early in the first period, then again when the Leafs camped out in the Bruins zone in the second. He stopped 12-of-13 in the second period. Finally, after Sean Kuraly gave the B’s their two-goal lead back with a snipe at 2:40 of the third period, Rask’s experienced teammates paid him back for bailing them out, completely shutting down the explosive Leafs. They ended it with two empty-netters. In the B’s best overall game of this tense, sweaty-palms series, Rask was their best player. Coach Bruce Cassidy, who has been blunt at times in his own criticism of Rask when warranted, believes he earned a few more fans last night. He also understands that Rask can be a lightning rod. “Hopefully, he’s converted a few,” Cassidy said. “In sports, you have that a lot. I’m a fan of other sports and I have it with some players of teams I root for, and for me, the time I’ve known him, he’s been a very competitive man, excellent goaltender. “We saw it tonight, and hopefully he can start, or continue to, build his playoff legacy. It’s a big Game 7 win. I believe he was our best player. In the second period, we broke down. We had a tough time moving the puck out of our zone. He was there for us. We ended up scoring some goals for him. That’s how our team’s done it. We pick each other up. BOSTON MA. – APRIL 23: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins makes the save on a redirected shot by Mitchell Marner #16 of the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Bruins take on the Maple Leafs in game 7 of the first round of the NHL Playoffs on April 23, 2019 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) “I hope the fans recognize what he did tonight. I think you have to, as a fan, acknowledge when a player plays well. I know in this town, if you don’t, you hear about it. That’s fine, too. But tonight he played well, and hopefully the people get behind him and acknowledge that.” For a very brief time early in the first, the Leafs — losers of three Games 7 to the B’s in six years now — looked like they were ready to finally break through. They were spending too much time in the B’s zone. First, Rask made a point-blank stop on Auston Matthews’ one-timer from the low slot. Then on Mitch Marner, who pulled a disappearing act after Game 1, was allowed to gain speed toward the net and Rask stoned him on his original shot and then a follow-up. After that, there was little concern about the goaltender. “He was a big difference in tonight’s game,” Zdeno Chara said of Rask. “He made some big saves, controlled the rebounds, especially in the second period when they started pushing us. They were putting a lot of pucks at the net, creating more offensive zone time. Tuukka was just very strong for us. And we needed that. Sometimes it’s not always going to be perfect breaking out the pucks and making plays, but that’s when you have to rely on your goalie, and that’s what we did.” Some fans back Rask no matter what, others never give him a break. But here’s the truth: Rask proved in 2013, when he backstopped a huge upset victory against the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, that he can be an elite netminder in the postseason. And last night was his best clutch performance since nailing down that sweep against the Pens with a 1-0 victory in Game 4. Oh, he’s had some good playoff games since then, some in this series. He finished with a .928 save percentage and a 2.32 goals-against average, besting Frederik Andersen’s .922 and 2.75. But last night was an important win for him — not that Rask himself was going to get caught up in other people’s perception of him. “I guess the big audience will decide that,” Rask said when asked about his legacy. “I try to prepare myself every game I go out there the same way. It really helps with experience. You don’t let yourself get too high or too low. Game 7s are do-or-die situations, so you obviously want to play as good as you can. But if you let your mind wander too much, you’re not going to perform at your highest level. I think I’ve done a pretty good job throughout the year with that. I’ve stayed on an even keel, and today was no different. It just so happened I may have had to make a couple more saves than some other games, but that’s what I’m there for anyways.” But it was different. It was Game 7, and Rask was the B’s best player.
23 Apr 19
Rahil's Reading Rubies

Title: One Of Us Is Lying Author: Karen M.McmanusGenre: YA ThrillerPublisher: Penguin BooksPublication Date:2017 No.of pages:358 Summary: This story follows 4 different students, the jock, the popular princess, the geek and the bad boy. They never hung out until one day in detention where Simon, the school’s gossip-blogger joined them ended up dead, making the […]

23 Apr 19
cigarette burns and missed changeovers

  Shazam! –  £979,787  –  £11,787,522 Down 54.7% in its third weekend and returning back to #1 over a very quiet weekend due to the hottest Easter for 70 years and a lack of new releases due to Avengers: Endgame opening on Thursday. Shazam was the lowest #1 since American Made took £968,068 in its […]

23 Apr 19
Furry Tales

Seven continents…innumerable fascinating animals…and too many books about them to devour, so let me make it simple for you. Lawrence Anthony passed away in 2012, but his extraordinary look at Africa and its elephants lives on as a must-read for animal lovers and conservationists. His wife Francoise Malby-Anthony continues his work at the Thula Thula […]

23 Apr 19
Caitlin Soroka's Film Studies Blog

The Netflix original documentary series follows the wonders of the natural world and gives the audience insight into the struggles and hardships of the everyday lives of different groups of animals. This episode looked exclusively at the frozen environments of penguins, polar bears, seals, walrus, whales and other marine life in both the north and […]

23 Apr 19
Ginger's shelter

Leslie Marmon Silko was born in 1948 to a family whose ancestry includes Mexican, Laguna Indian, and European forebears. She has said that her writing has at its core “the attempt to identify what it is to be a half-breed or mixed-blood person.” As she grew up on the Laguna Pueblo Reservation, she learned the […]

23 Apr 19
Financial Post

Audible.com bestsellers for week ending April 19: Fiction 1. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi, narrated by Zachary Quinto (Audible Studios) 2. The Darkwater Bride: An Audible Original Drama by Marty Ross, narrated by Clare Corbett, Donal Finn, Jamie Glover, Freya Mavor & Adrian Scarborough (Audible Studios) 3. Redemption: Memory Man Series, Book 5 by David […]

23 Apr 19
Archy Worldys

Next month is an awfully consequential one for HBO, which in May will: revive a decade-plus-old, cult-favorite series in the form of a new movie; and add a new batch of the blockbuster movie we've come to expect from the Home Box Office. Let's get into it all, shall we? One of foremost events in […]

23 Apr 19
BroBible

We trult are living in the golden age of television, aren’t we? There are more good shows and movies available now than ever before in history. And it’s all thanks to our favorite online streaming services. Speaking of our favorite online streaming services, here’s what’s new for the month of May 2019 on HBO Go […]