I’m pretty interested to see these results especially after the OKC Dave preseason survey in which we predicted 8.5 wins (which does not seem like a lot of confidence).As always, results plus commentary will be posted on Wednesday. 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. We are 25 percent finished with the season. This marker, more than any other throughout the year, is the one that I always find most startling. The season is a quarter over. Do what?!OSU is 2-1 (sort of) after a tricky three-game non-conference schedule, and the Big 12 looks like dog poo so far. So the question today is whether you are more confident, less confident or equally confident in OSU winning the Big 12 as you were when the season started three weeks ago.Poll Q: I am _____ confident OSU can win the Big 12 after three games than/as I was at the start of the season.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 20, 2016
TORONTO — For Nicole Dorsey, director and writer of stylistic, psychological drama “Black Conflux,” creating of the film’s main character, Jackie, was about relaying her own experiences as a teenager.“All I wanted as a young person growing up was to see some sort of version of myself on screen,” said Dorsey. “I hope that teenage girls can look at Jackie and just know that they’re not alone…. That you’re going through something that we all have a version of.”The coming-of-age film, which premiers at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, centres around the lives of Jackie and Dennis, played by Ella Ballentine and Ryan McDonald. Jackie is a promising high school student determined to avoid becoming like her convict mother. She skips school, parties and hitchikes, trying to navigate her friendships and romantic relationships.“There’s this balance where you are finding power in your sexuality and how to use that and that feels fun and exciting, but you’re also still young and naive and that can be traumatizing when that attention doesn’t turn out to be how you picture it in your mind.”As the film industry makes way for female-led projects in front of and behind the camera, Canadian directors whose works are featured at TIFF this year are using the opportunity to tell stories through complex characters who aren’t necessarily likable, and portray relationships that aren’t reduced to tropes or stereotypes.Whether it be the good, the complicated or the volatile, filmmakers like Dorsey say they want to see themselves and their relationships on screen.The inspiration for Sanja Zivkovic’s debut feature “Easy Land” stemmed from her own experience as an immigrant, she said.The movie follows Jasna, an architect from Serbia played by “Underground” star Mirjana Jokovic, whose mental illness puts a strain on her relationship with her daughter Nina, played by “The Handmaid’s Tale” actress Nina Kiri, as they struggle to navigate obstacles facing newcomers to Canada.Jasna has been traumatized by what she witnessed in Serbia, and the after-effects are exacerbated by the menial jobs she must take to pay the rent.“I spent a lot of time with my mom and it made me think about the past and how hard it was,” said Zivkovic, who came to Canada from Serbia in 1994 during the war in the former Yugoslavia. “It was hard for everyone in my family but specifically for her as a woman who came to Canada barely speaking the language and having to rebuild her own life.”When it came to creating the relationship between Nina and Jasna, Zivkovic said it was important to her to create characters that were dependent on each other. Zivkovic described both characters as outspoken women who cannot express themselves outside their small apartment, but “at home is when everything comes to a climax.”“They’re trying really hard not to hurt each other and trying really hard to play as if it’s not that big of a deal but, of course, they’re both suffering inside and that comes to a surface at certain points in the film,” she said.Amy Jo Johnson’s second feature, “Tammy’s Always Dying,” which stars Felicity Huffman and Anastasia Phillips, also elicits a complicated mother-daughter relationship in a dark comedy that depicts Kathy’s attempt to care for her alcoholic mother, Tammy, who’s been diagnosed with cancer.“There is some obscure humour and I feel like that’s the way I tackle life and look at life — to find the humour within the sadness,” she said.When asked about her interest in the script, written by Joanne Sarazen, Johnson said it reminded her of her own relationship with her parents.Watching her mother die from cancer 20 years ago, Johnson said she saw some of herself in Kathy’s character, which is part of what made the script “jump right off the page.”“The way Joanne wrote the film — with such absurd humour to break through and get through the drama that is within these heavy subjects is what I really, really identified with and grabbed onto as the filmmaker.”Achieving gender parity has become a priority for many Canadian film institutions, including TIFF, which last year pledged a commitment to the 50/50 by 2020 initiative.Out of the 26 Canadian features slated as part of the festival’s lineup, almost 50 per cent are directed by women.Telefilm has also committed to backing female-led projects, recently announcing that 59 per cent of its production funding in the last fiscal year went to projects featuring at least one woman as a lead producer, director or writer.One of those projects touted by Telefilm was Semi Chellas’ “American Woman,” which premiers at TIFF next week. Drawing on Susan Choi’s novel, the film follows Jenny, played by Hong Chau, a dedicated activist who has been living underground for years who is tasked with keeping a group of radicals off the grid while they write a book. Jenny develops a relationship with Pauline, as played by Sarah Gadon, a Patty Hearst-like heiress who has been radicalized by her captors.“What does transpire between them? Is it friendship? Is it love? Is it real? Is it brainwashing? Is all love brainwashing?” Chellas said. “Jenny’s perspective is the centre of the movie, her idea of what it is, but she keeps revising her understanding of how she feels about Pauline and what her responsibility is to that relationship.”Chellas wanted her film to be the opposite of what she sees as a “very glib screenwriting trope” in movies, which is the idea that people can change.“My experience is people very rarely change radically,” said Chellas. “People very rarely change their minds. People very rarely change their habits.”Chellas said she approached the characters’ relationship by developing it between the lines. Certain scenes would first be taped with lines from the script, and then would slowly be re-enacted using fewer and fewer lines.“So much of what they’re communicating to each other necessarily is playing at the level where other people can’t hear it,” said Chellas.Emerald Bensadoun, The Canadian Press
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TCL All the best Prime Day deals are at Amazon, right? Nope: For a limited time, Best Buy has the TCL 75S425 75-inch Roku TV for $799.99. Regular price: $999.99.Walmart has it for the same price — which will give you option of returning it locally should it have a problem or not meet your expectations. Update: This appears to be out of stock at Amazon, but Walmart still has inventory, at least for the moment. See it at AmazonAlthough the 4 Series has been around awhile, this 75-inch model appears to be an early-2019 addition. That’s why you won’t find it mentioned in David Katzmaier’s review of the TCL S425 series. Katz liked the overall value proposition of the 4 Series, though found the image quality a bit lacking — especially compared with the aforementioned 6 Series. The Amazon user reviews are more encouraging, with an average 4.3-star rating from over 900 buyers. Take note, however, that those apply to all the sizes in the lineup, not just the 75-inch. So it’s hard to say for sure what users thought of the 75S425. My take: If you’ve been thinking about a really big TV, this is one of the best deals I’ve seen. And in case you’re wondering, the 6 Series in this size is currently $1,400. It may be a while before it gets anywhere near this price. Your thoughts? Read more: The best TVs for 2019 The Cheapskate TCL’s cheap Roku TVs are the go-to choice for tight budgets Originally published on July 2. Update, July 15: Removed bonus deal, changed TV availability CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! TCL Now playing: Watch this: Tags Share your voice Comments 15 1:59 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. TVs
Brexit Secretary David Davis has rejected claims Britain faces a soaring bill from Brussels for the EU exit on 3 May. European Commissions lead Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier later said the UK needs to honour its share of financial obligations. David Davis says UK will not be paying £100bn Brexit divorce bill IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:31Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:30?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close
Jatiya Oikya Front convener Kamal Hossain speaks at a civic condolence meeting organised by his party at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday in memory of those killed in Chawkbazar fire. Photo: UNBJatiya Oikya Front convener Kamal Hossain on Tuesday criticised the government for not taking any step in compliance with a High Court order to make the old quarter of the capital safe for people after the Nimtoli fire incident that had claimed lives of 124 people in 2010, reports UNB.“After the Nimtoli fire incident nine years ago, the High Court ordered the government to take steps to make the Old Dhaka safe for people. However, we never saw the government to take any step. We only witnessed its silence. Why is this irresponsibility even after such a court order?” he said.Kamal, also Gano Forum president was speaking at a civic condolence meeting organised by his party at the National Press Club in memory of those killed in Chawkbazar fire on 20 February.He said the country’s 160 million people want answer why such a fire incident took place and why so many innocent people had to lose their lives without committing any crime.At least 69 people were killed and 39 others injured after a devastating fire broke out at a chemical warehouse and raged through several nearby tenements at Chawkbazar of Dhaka on 20 February.On 3 June 2010, at least 124 people, including 117 on the spot, were killed in a devastating fire that originated in the Nimtoli area in an electrical transformer explosion.On 10 June that year, the High Court issued a rule asking the authorities to explain as to why they should not be directed to ensure safe and planned development of Old Dhaka and prevent the unauthorised setting up or use of buildings as warehouses and factories and use of flammable or petroleum products.
“Seeing a top gamer and musician come together on Twitch and unite their large and passionate communities is a cultural moment in terms of building awareness around the appeal of social video,” said Kate Jhaveri, SVP of marketing at Twitch. “And it’s only going to grow from here.”Drake pulled a large number of followers to Twitch after he told his 36.8 million Twitter followers about playing “Fortnite” just before midnight Wednesday: Epic Games’ “Fortnite” is set in a post-apocalyptic future where players have to scavenge for weapons and resources. Ninja posted highlight reel of the gameplay featuring Drake on Thursday morning:POPULAR VIDEO ON VARIETY Drake dropped in to a Twitch gamer’s live-streaming channel on Wednesday night — and ended up busting the record for most concurrent viewers for a single creator the game-casting site.The meeting between Drake, who recently released songs “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity,” and Twitch’s Ninja on the Amazon-owned service was a rare mashup of music and video-game worlds. In the multiplayer “Fortnite: Battle Royale” game, Drake and Ninja were joined by rapper Travis Scott and NFL player JuJu Smith-Schuster.They played “Fortnite,” a third-person online multiplayer shooter and survival game, for four hours on Twitch — and attracted a peak of 628,000 concurrent viewers, setting a new milestone for viewers on an individual’s channel.Twitch’s previous record for a single-channel stream was 388,000 concurrent viewers, while the Eleague Major: Boston last year set Twitch’s all-time record with 1.1 million concurrent viewers. ×The Hardest Part of Filming Tomb RaiderVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpNaughty by Nature on Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title01:08 facebook twitter reddit Email Linkhttps://variety.com/2018/digital/news/drake-shows-up-on-twitch-breaks-live-streaming-record-1202727867/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedAuto 720p720p406p270p180pLive00:0000:2000:20More Videos01:08Naughty by Nature on Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title02:15Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney Princesses05:35The Best of Star Wars at D2300:47Bebe Rexha Talked to Sophie Turner About the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale01:39Mark Cousins’ ‘Women Make Film’ Trailer14:13’It: Chapter Two’ Stars Jessica Chastain and Sophia Lillis Describe Swimming in Fake BloodClose