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It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire... A Win! Not one but two 5-on-5 goals as a result of a neutral zone turn over! Solid goaltend...
It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire... A Win! Not one but two 5-on-5 goals as a result of a neutral zone turn over! Solid goaltending! And, some old-time-hockey...but there is a lot to work on...and man, I know #10 scored, but he did not have a night to write home about...see "Schenngenda"...it's a long one... First, what's different? Well, the breakout lanes for one...I find that in the opening 5 minutes of a game is when a system is most apparent...before all hell breaks loose...(old lane in red) via i.imgur.com Note how close Giroux and Hartnell are, and Simmonds' lane...skating to the puck rather than away... via i.imgur.com Next notable change...clogging the neutral zone with a 3rd man...more on this in a minute... via i.imgur.com The next thing that stood out was...well...guys acting like they want to block a shot...seriously, this was comical...here's Hartnell praying he doesn't get hit... via i.imgur.com Here's Talbot taking out the short stop breaking up the double play...and I wish I had captured the image of Simmonds doing the worm...the thing about shot blocking is that you actually want to get hit with the puck...but in the right spot on your body...just ask Lappy...but, at least they were trying, right? via i.imgur.com Zone entry is much different...the play starts from a neutral zone turn over... via i.imgur.com Voracek pulls up to create at the same point they would normally dump and chase...(red arrow is the old system) via i.imgur.com Linesman blew this call...but it was nice to see a little neutral zone / zone entry creativity... via i.imgur.com The first goal. This one play might have put me over the top on the Lecavalier signing...he busted his ass to get back...sensed that the cross ice pass was coming behind him and while still busting his ass to get back, broke up the pass without looking...ahem, oh look, Schenn's flat footed... via i.imgur.com That ninja move by Lecavalier resulted in Voracek getting the loose puck and again, carrying over the line...and attempting a shot on net, rather than dumping into a corner... via i.imgur.com Time to count the Schenn strides...1... via i.imgur.com Hmmm, I think we stopped at 1... via i.imgur.com This almost wasn't a goal...that's how fast players in the NHL close on shooters...but, hey, it all worked out...and the Flyers are on the board, right? Or is there a very apparent pattern here with #10? via i.imgur.com The second goal...started off of the 3rd man back (#14) clogging up the neutral zone...by the way Versteeg is a lazy, mouth guard chewing bumb... via i.imgur.com Love #14's puck awareness...there were about 4 other examples in this game where he was so flipping smart with the puck... via i.imgur.com Will Rinaldo make it in time? via i.imgur.com via i.imgur.com FOOOOOORRRRRREEEEEEEEE!!!! Good lord Couturier, that wind up! Although, going by memory, this could be his first NHL slapshot attempt...no joke...and there was some heat on that sucker! via i.imgur.com SCHENNGENDA SECTION: This play started when Schenn intercepted a pass at the top of the circle on his own side of the ice...somehow he allowed his momentum to carry him behind the net with the puck only to be cut off in the corner...so while he made a nice play intercepting the pass, it only resulted in an even deeper turnover... via i.imgur.com via i.imgur.com via i.imgur.com Next up in the Schenngenda, Voracek an
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Wal-Mart is breaking up with its Indian joint-venture partner, Bharti Enterprises. The American retailer will buy out Bharti’s 50% stake, giving the US retailer 100% holding in the company that runs wholesale stores called Best Pri...
Wal-Mart is breaking up with its Indian joint-venture partner, Bharti Enterprises. The American retailer will buy out Bharti’s 50% stake, giving the US retailer 100% holding in the company that runs wholesale stores called Best Price Modern. However, Wal-Mart will need to find another joint-venture partner to own 49% of the business if it wants to set up its own retail stores in India, according to regulations on foreign retailers instituted last year. The partnership between Wal-Mart and Bharti came about in 2007, but was expected to really take off this year after the Indian government relaxed rules on foreign direct investment, allowing foreign retailers to invest up to 51% in their own local operations. However the rules still remain fiercely protectionist, with foreign investors being forced to source up to 30% of their products from Indian small and medium producers. As of this year, no foreign brands have opted to take advantage of the loosening of regulations. Scott Price, CEO of Walmart Asia, said the rules represented a "level playing field issue," according to the New York Times. Price criticized the rules because Indian retailers were not required to follow them. He also said the small and medium Indian enterprises did not have the capacity to produce on the scale that Walmart needed, to help it meet the government's sourcing mandate. India's finance minister, Pallaniapan Chidambaran, responded to Price's statements in an interview with Reuters, saying, "We have liberalised FDI in single brand retail and multi-brand retail to the extent that we can. People have to accept this and decide whether they want to invest or not." The venture has also been surrounded by controversy, with Wal-Mart firing several workers due to violations of US anti-corruption laws. The retailer has also been under investigation by the Indian government since December, for having allegedly violated the nation's rules on foreign investment in the retail sector. The company is also carrying out an internal investigation on possible violations of U.S. anti-corruption laws in the country. SEE ALSO: 26 Crazy Things That Only Happen In India Join the conversation about this story »
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Many fans bemoan international football breaking up their club's rhythm, but the upcoming round of qualifiers has got just about everyone nervous, excited or worried in some way. Simply put, it's crunch time: If you want to qualify for t...
Many fans bemoan international football breaking up their club's rhythm, but the upcoming round of qualifiers has got just about everyone nervous, excited or worried in some way. Simply put, it's crunch time: If you want to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil next summer, you need to perform over the next seven days. We preview the European, African, Central American and South American zones and pick out key factors in each area. Begin Slideshow
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It was a move that many saw coming. Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) and Bharti Enterprises announced Wednesday that they are officially breaking up their Indian joint venture, leaving the U.S. retail giant to fend for itself in a country that...
It was a move that many saw coming. Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) and Bharti Enterprises announced Wednesday that they are officially breaking up their Indian joint venture, leaving the U.S. retail giant to fend for itself in a country that is considered one of the last gold mines for global retailers, but one which has stopped Wal-Mart dead in its tracks. Wal-Mart first partnered with Bharti in 2007, and over the past year, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company has worked diligently with Bharti to operate 20 wholesale stores in the country. The joint venture allows Wal-Mart to meet enforced regulation that keeps foreign retailers from holding more than 51 percent foreign direct investment, but the two companies predicted in September of 2012 that they would open eight business-to-business wholesale stores in 2013 and their first retail store within two years — but those plans have yet to bear any fruit. Strict rules on foreign investment and an internal bribery probe are among the many reasons that progress had been halted between the two, and sources reported back in August that Bharti was becoming increasingly frustrated by the venture’s lack of headway. Many predicted that the New Delhi-company would eventually exit the partnership, especially after a number of Bharti Wal-Mart’s employees were suspended as mandated by the internal investigation, and now it looks as though those predictions are coming true, because according to Reuters, Wal-Mart will now take over its Indian partner’s 50 percent stake in Bharti Wal-Mart Pvt Ltd. Differing reports have dictated different progress reports for Wal-Mart in the country, but it has been agreed that the world’s largest retailer faces rigorous pushback from a government which has stringent foreign regulation policies and is committed to keeping its mom-and-pop retail shops alive. India’s national elections in May could overturn the controversial rule allowing foreign direct investment in supermarkets, but it is still too early to predict who will come out the victor in such elections. For now, Wal-Mart will need to meet foreign investment rules by finding another local partner to own 49 percent of the business if it eventually wants to construct its own retail stores in India. With news of its lack of progress and its turbulent partnership with New Delhi-based Bharti, the retailer may have difficulty securing any interest — considering it hasn’t opened a wholesale store in India for about a year — but there is still a chance that Wal-Mart could ultimately resurrect success, and with its retail clout, if anyone can do it, Wal-Mart probably can. According to Reuters, the world’s largest retailer already asserted on Wednesday that it will work with the government to facilitate a break into country’s supermarket sector via a foreign direct investment, and India is not unfamiliar with loosing regulations. Last year, the country allowed foreign supermarket companies to own up to 51 percent of their local operations, a deviation from the norm, and those rule relaxations could continue. Thus far, Wal-Mart remains confident that even with its latest decision, it can eventually break into the retail gold mine that is India, and Scott Price, president and chief exeutive of Wal-Mart Asia, said in a statement Wednesday, “Given the circumstances, our decision to operate independently will be beneficial to both parties. Wal-Mart is committed to businesses that serve our members and provide good returns for our shareholders and we will continue to advocate for investment conditions that allow FDI multi-brand retail in India.” Don’t Miss: Now, Government Contractors Are Furloughing Workers. Read the original article from Wall St. Cheat Sheet
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Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. In the film A League of Their Own (1992), Tom Hanks, as baseball manager Jimmy Dugan, scolds one of his g...
Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. In the film A League of Their Own (1992), Tom Hanks, as baseball manager Jimmy Dugan, scolds one of his girl players by saying "There's no crying in baseball." Interestingly, and a bit ironically, Tom himself was to cry in at least four of his films: Forrest Gump (1994), Philadelphia (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Cast Away (200). Note that two of the four are his Oscar-winning roles, Forrest Gump and Philadelphia. Almost every actress worth her salt in movie history has cried in a film. Think Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Natalie Wood, Meryl Streep, et. al. But guy actors are different. In real life and in many societies, it is perfectly accepted and natural for a woman to cry, but men must be more stoic and "hold it in."Double standard? Of course, but whoever said life is fair? And as we all know, the movies often parallel comtemporary real life, so movies where the guys cry are few and far between. Or are they?Clark Gable was actually asked by director Victor Fleming to do a crying scene in Gone With The Wind (1939). Gable adamantly refused, saying it was "against my image." Although there was initial resistance, even Clark Gable, the "man's man," does, indeed, weep in the Oscar-winning film. John Wayne appeared in more than 150 films, but never once wept on screen. Did Humphrey Bogart or Frank Sinatra ever cry in a film? Not to my knowledge.James Cagney went "over the top" and got hysterical, tearing up the place, in White Heat (1949), when he hears his beloved mother died. Cagney also technically wept in Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), when he "turns yellow" while being escorted to the electric chair.And the great James Dean does a sobbing type of crying/hysterical scene in both Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and East of Eden (1954). Sean Penn chews up the scenery in Mystic River (2003) and also does the sobbing, hysterical "borderline" male crying scene.Perhaps Robert De Niro, one of the finest actors in this (or any) generation, holds the "guy crying" record. According to one source, De Niro has wept 146 times in his incredible film career!It seems to violate the "macho man" image of most dramatic actors to ever cry onscreen, but interestingly, comedians seem to have more latitude. Jerry Lewis cries in several of his movies, both with and without his partner Dean Martin. In Artists and Models (1955), Jerry actually cried when he thinks Dean is leaving him and breaking up their friendship. Harpo Marx wept openly in Horsefeathers (1932), when some criminals lock him and his brother Chico in a room, forcing them to miss going to the big football game. Jack Lemmon bawls out loud in a hilarious scene in The Odd Couple (1968), as he reminisces about his ex-wife.The Three Stooges cry on many occasions in their various films. Curly and Larry, and yes, even the movies' toughest bully, Moe Howard, cried once or twice. In Cactus Makes Perfect (1942), Moe cried in utter frustration as he is getting hit too much by Curly and Larry, as the three dig for treasure (karma is a b**ch, as they say). And of course, Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy fame made crying his comedic trademark. Interestingly, Stan always claimed his crying was the only bit of schtick he had that he never liked.Jim Carrey, in one of his "serious" films, cried in The Truman Show (1998). Ringo Starr cried briefly in a comic take in the Beatles movie Help! (1965).And who could forget Jack Haley (the Tin Woodsman) crying in The Wizard of Oz (1939) and being admonished by Judy Garland (Dorothy) because there wasn't much oil left in his oil can to oil him with. Bert Lahr (the Cowardly Lion) cries too, same film, when Dorothy slaps him.It would appear that Marlon Brando opened the door for males actors to express themselves more openly and seize upon their emotions. Ever since Brando's immortal, over-the-top "Hey Stella!" scene in A S
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With the release of Ta-ku's highly anticipated EP Songs To Break Up To upon us today, the Perth native gives one last tease with the haunting "I Miss You More" featuring Atu. The drum beat, subtle sonic nuances throughout and a few sweet...
With the release of Ta-ku's highly anticipated EP Songs To Break Up To upon us today, the Perth native gives one last tease with the haunting "I Miss You More" featuring Atu. The drum beat, subtle sonic nuances throughout and a few sweet samples from Janet Jackson and Keith Sweat help Ta-ku and Atu create a delicately beautiful atmospheric number -- one that will slowly melt all your armor and penetrate right into the core of your soul. If this is what being brokenhearted sounds like, then I'm ready to rip off the Band-Aids surrounding my bruised heart and embrace the hurt. Give your ears a dose of "I Miss You More" below then head over to Ta-ku's Bandcamp to purchase your copy of Songs To Break Up To.
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Cal McAllister of Wexley School for Girls names the winners of his latest challenge.Golf courses are in trouble. The game has been losing players and not creating new ones. One big culprit? Slow play. The courses are getting bigger becau...
Cal McAllister of Wexley School for Girls names the winners of his latest challenge.Golf courses are in trouble. The game has been losing players and not creating new ones. One big culprit? Slow play. The courses are getting bigger because the equipment we use today allows elite players to drive the ball so far they should file a flight plan. Plus, most courses are residential developments and developers make more by cramming in more houses. But the main problem is that hacks like me emulate what we see the pros do on TV. Those folks take forever to set up their shots. Lining things up, tossing grass in the air, pulling the perfect club. So we do, too. Here’s the difference: pros usually have some idea where their ball is going. Even average golfers take an additional 30 strokes. End result? It takes five and a half hours to play a course, and few people have that kind of time. So, how can we get things moving?When I posed this problem to Inc.com readers, I received dozens of thoughtful suggestions for speeding up the game and attracting more players. (I also got a note from the wife of a recent retiree, who’d love for someone to open a 25-hole golf course to fill her husband’s newly emptied calendar.) The purpose of this column is to use creativity to solve a problem rather than spend your way to a solution, so I systematically removed the helicopter-caddy or conveyor-belt-cart-path types of solutions. (Though I’d love to play one of those courses some day.) Here are my three favorite solutions, all of which are inexpensive to implement.No. 1: Chop Up the Course David Rothstein, Los Angeles Take an 18-hole course and split it into three six-hole courses--each with one par 3 and one par 5. That way, the player can choose how much time to commit: one, two, or four hours to play six, 12, or 18 holes, respectively. CALI like this idea, because it lets people who are in a rush play through. Plus, breaking up the course could provide new revenue opportunities like pro shops or restaurants and beer gardens on each turn. It also gives players a natural exit point on the course--something that isn’t always obvious at many courses. No. 2: Charge by the Minute Joe Sievers, Seattle Offer a discounted green fee if customers report back to the pro shop or restaurant after the round within a certain time limit--or an extra bonus percentage off your their next round. You could also make groups who play significantly slow pay an additional surcharge on top of their green fee. This encourages people to move at a brisker pace, play ready golf and give up looking for a $2 ball for 10 minutes when the cost savings is more significant. The golf course wins by moving more golfers through during peak weather and weekend tee times.CALJoe’s is a practical model and pay-by-the-minute was a popular suggestion. Golf is one of the only sports that allows players to think for a few minutes before every time they put the ball in play. Imagine what Steve Nash could do with that. No. 3: Use Fewer ClubsD. Adams, Auburn, New York Occasionally, we have fun playing “One Club.” Two players who are partners must select one club to carry for each player and one golf ball. You have to improvise and use your one club in different ways, depending on where your partner just left the last shot.CALSorry, purists. D. Adams is having fun here, which is what everyone needs to do on the course. I got a lot of suggestions to make the cup bigger or to put a GPS in the ball. But this simple idea is a free way to put a little Caddyshack into your afternoon. It’s easy to imagine that the side bets and laughs will make for the most memorable rounds you’ll ever play.
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Wisconsin's Death Sentence has issued the following brief announcement about deciding to call it quits and performing a final show: "So this is official. November 1st, in Kenosha, WI will be our last show. We're doing another band wit...
Wisconsin's Death Sentence has issued the following brief announcement about deciding to call it quits and performing a final show: "So this is official. November 1st, in Kenosha, WI will be our last show. We're doing another band with some friends and we'll be around so don't get too sad. But yeah, if you care come on out and party one last tim... Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
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If the account offered by the Colorado Springs Police Department is accurate, breaking up with 33-year-old Caja Gray is really, really hard to do. And it may bring some nasty repercussions. Gr...
If the account offered by the Colorado Springs Police Department is accurate, breaking up with 33-year-old Caja Gray is really, really hard to do. And it may bring some nasty repercussions. Gr...
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Mesut Ozil is delighted to be breaking up for international week with Arsenal top of the table. Ozil tweeted: read more
Mesut Ozil is delighted to be breaking up for international week with Arsenal top of the table. Ozil tweeted: read more
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