The Game Awards 2018

17 Dec 18
MeatExportNZ

Dry-ageing, an ancient method of preserving meat, is having a bit of a moment in the culinary sun. Now it’s being brought right up-to-date for New Zealand venison by meat researchers at the University of Otago, offering the chance of a new venison product line. The appeal of dry-aged meat lies in its tastiness. The […]

17 Dec 18
Variety

As the number of scripted series continues to grow (more than 500 in 2018), it is not just a race to produce the biggest quantity, but also the highest quality programming. Looking at the upcoming slate for 2019, there appears to be no shortage of unique stories coming. Here, Variety previews the most anticipated scripted […]

17 Dec 18
My smart blog 3117

The Amusement Software Program Rating Board (ESRB) rankings provide guidance about video games and apps to make sure that customers, especially moms and dads, can make educated options about the ones they regard appropriate for their family members. Online casino possibility games were third at $179.5 million, as well as city building contractor games was […]

17 Dec 18
Sunday League FM

Cup ties and must-win league games. With success comes pressure, and Forest will have to prove they have the bottle.

17 Dec 18
Social News XYZ

Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Eight top teams, along with seven local outfits, will vie for top honours in the 122nd edition of Beighton Cup, the oldest hockey tournament of the country, starting December 23 at SAI Sports Complex here, it was announced on Monday. The eight-day meet, which will end on December 30, will also […]

17 Dec 18
Deeno Mix

With the exception of former Monaco, PSG, Chelsea, AC Milan, Manchester City, Marsielle and Al Jazira striker George Weah, there is a feeling that other Africans could have taken home the prestigious World Player of the Year (formerly known as Balon D’or and now called FIFA’s The Best). Here are four Africans who in recent […]

17 Dec 18
John Smelley

Celebrating the best of the last 12 months. Game of the Year Awards 2018 syndicated from https://cheatautomationaimbot.blogspot.com

17 Dec 18
Daily Crossword Puzzle Solver

Welcome to Crossword Puzzle Answers. Our website is dedicated to Crossword Answers. We solve all the clues from publishers such as New York Times, LA Times, USA Today etc. Since you arrived at this particular page you are looking for the answer to Usa Today December 18th 2018 Crossword Clues so without wasting your time […]

17 Dec 18
Daily Crossword Puzzle Solver

Welcome to Crossword Puzzle Answers. Our website is dedicated to Crossword Answers. We solve all the clues from publishers such as New York Times, LA Times, USA Today etc. Since you arrived at this particular page you are looking for the answer to Thomas Joseph December 18th 2018 Crossword Clues so without wasting your time […]

17 Dec 18
Deadline

HBO has put in development a skateboarding comedy inspired by Crystal Moselle’s critically acclaimed feature Skate Kitchen, from Moselle and her longtime friend and collaborator, Love co-creator Lesley Arfin. Written by Moselle and Arfin, the untitled Skateboarding Project, inspired by Moselle’s 2018 Sundance film, is set against the backdrop of New York City, and will […]

17 Dec 18
The Saffron Gael

2018/19 Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Hurling All Stars Leo Passmore – Loreto Coleraine Cormac Donnelly – Cross & Passion Ballycastle Declan McCloskey – St Louis, Ballymena Niall O’Connor – St Malachy’s Belfast Cormac McGettigan – St Mary’s Belfast Tim Prenter – St Patrick’s Downpatrick Eoghan Cassidy – St Columb’s Derry Cormac McFadden – St Louis […]

17 Dec 18
ProHockeyTalk

In this week’s PHT Power Rankings we look at the Colorado Avalanche top line, the Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom duo, the best defense pairings in the NHL and several more dominant performances.

17 Dec 18
Good Guys Softball

You’re sitting around cruising through the Amazon daily deals trying to score that last second gift that will complete your obligations.  You are noticeably distracted because you find it hard to continue thinking about Christmas present ideas.  Then you see a notification.  It’s the GG Blog group!  It still exists, and you just noticed that […]

17 Dec 18
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Every year, it seems, the task becomes more overwhelming. How do you possibly pare down the massive avalanche of fresh content generated by the networks, cable channels and streamers into a tight little best-of list? Crazy, yes, but we weren’t about to duck the challenge. In order to ease the pain just slightly, we limited our selections to episodic scripted series. That means documentaries, movies and reality shows are out. Here, then, are the Top 10 TV shows of 2018: 1 “Killing Eve” (BBC America) This tantalizing, female-driven thriller from creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was pegged to a deranged game of cat-and-mouse between a dogged intelligence agent (Sandra Oh) and a sociopathic — also kind of goofy — serial assassin (Jodie Comer) who become obsessed with one another. It sounded like a fairly standard set-up, but “Killing Eve” turned out to be the year’s biggest surprise — a suspenseful, exciting, irreverent, sexy and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny saga bolstered by a couple of marvelous lead performances. 2. “The Americans” (FX) Over its previous five seasons, the relentlessly unnerving Cold War spy show established itself as one of TV’s best-ever dramas. But could it stick the landing in its sixth and final go-around? Mission accomplished. The end journeys of covert Soviet agents Elizabeth and Philip Jennings (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) — and other key characters — were perfectly calibrated. Even the melancholy (and violent-free) series finale felt right, with the Jennings discovering the painful price for their lifelong loyalty to Mother Russia. 3. “Atlanta” (FX) If any show seemed susceptible to a sophomore slump, it was Donald Glover’s audacious masterwork — the recipient of rapturous raves and shiny awards in its initial season. But instead of trying to replicate the achievement, Glover and Co. went all “Tiny Toons Adventures” on us and re-wrote the playbook. The result was an ambitious, experimental, surreal, unnerving and unpredictable collection of episodes that challenged our notions of what TV could be. That, and Glover’s pale-faced Tony Perkins just might haunt our nightmares for years. 4. “Better Call Saul” (AMC) So long, Jimmy McGill, we hardly knew ye. In Season 4 of the “Breaking Bad” prequel, Bob Odenkirk’s lawyer embraced his dark side, finally morphing into Saul Goodman, the corrupt con man we love to hate. And even though we’ve always known where this grim journey was headed, the series still managed to surprise, disturb, and, yes, amuse, us. Odenkirk, as usual, was amazing. So too was Rhea Seehorn as Jimmy’s girlfriend, Kim, who unlike us, sadly didn’t see the big change coming. 5. “Kidding” (Showtime) Both hilarious and heartbreaking, this character study starring Jim Carrey as a kindly Mr. Rogers-like icon of children’s TV made for a mind-blowing experience. Steadfastly cheery and optimistic, Carrey’s “Mr. Pickles” sees his personal life begin to unravel in the wake of a family tragedy. Observing him try to hold himself together in a cynical and ruthless world became close to unbearable at times. But this show was like nothing else on television — and I couldn’t take my eyes off it. 6. “Homecoming” (Amazon Prime) It’s nothing new to see established movie stars embrace the small screen. Still, when Julia Roberts does TV, it’s a pretty big deal. Fortunately, this taut and visually adventurous political thriller about a mysterious military research center was worthy of the hype. As a therapist working with soldiers fresh off the battlefield, Roberts imbues the story with the emotional heft it deserves, and director Sam Esmail (“Mr. Robot”) hits all the right eerie notes while channeling suspense masters Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma. 7. “GLOW” (Netflix) Season 2 of this dramedy about the 1980s-era Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling went bigger, badder and bawdier  — combining high-flying stunts with over-the-top hilarity. But it also pulled no punches when it came to confronting serious issues such as racial stereotypes and sexual harassment. Along the way, “GLOW” continued to deepen its character relationships while offering up moments of warmth, redemption and even poignancy as it celebrated kick-butt girl power inside and outside the ring. 8. “Succession” (HBO) To tell the truth, I wasn’t ready to embrace a story about an ultra-wealthy family of nasty, selfish, foul-mouthed, power-hungry jerks. Haven’t we been subjected to enough of that in our real-life news coverage? But this well-cast satire was so crammed with precisely drawn characters and surprising plot twists that it quickly grew on me over its summer run. And in between all the belly laughs, it delivered lots of razor-sharp observations about bloated media empires, entitlement and the perils of capitalistic greed. 9. “Barry” (HBO) Bill Hader as a hitman-turned-actor? The premise appeared to have all the sustainability of a “Saturday Night Live” sketch. But this was Hader as we’d never seen him before, delivering a sublime, full-bodied performance as the disillusioned title character — a low-rent killer who discovers long-dormant feelings, and a sense of community, when he joins a theatre troupe. And then there was Henry Winkler, an absolute hoot as his vain acting teacher. “Barry” cleverly avoided all the usual tropes as it grew funnier, darker and richer with each episode. 10. “Pose” (FX) Plenty of critics fawned over Ryan Murphy’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” but this groundbreaking drama series from Murphy and his team stuck with me more. It tapped into a culture unfamiliar to many of us — the sparkly 1980s ballroom scene in the LGBTQ community — and instantly had viewers rooting for its scrappy outcasts as they battled for gaudy trophies, social acceptance and, in some cases, their lives. Bolstered by a stellar, fresh-faced cast (a special shout out to Indya Moore), “Pose” was both joyously entertaining and full of heart. Contact Chuck Barney at cbarney@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/chuckbarney and Facebook.com/bayareanewsgroup.chuckbarney.
17 Dec 18
Find Your Sounds / EDM NEWS

http://www.eurosonic-noorderslag.nl For four days every January, the small Dutch city of Groningen becomes the centre of the European music scene with Eurosonic – the festival that has its 33rd edition in 2019. Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) is like Europe’s version of SXSW, while still retaining the discovery vibe of the early days of the Austin festival. […]