Dana Carvey back on a small screen to celebrate films

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When Dana Carvey was approached to host an online celebration of popular movies, the comedian couldn’t resist adding a few flourishes. Working in what he describes as a “miniature TV studio” set up in a spare bedroom of his Northern California home, Carvey taped comic riffs on films including “True Lies” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and “The Exorcist.” “Down in Front with Dana Carvey,” which plays online Friday and Saturday at movie rental service Netflix.com, gives Carvey the chance to show off the impersonation chops he displayed on “Saturday Night Live” and indulge his love of movies. “I’m a movie fanatic,” Carvey said. “I occasionally watch movies on my cell phone, but how are you supposed to be afraid of King Kong when his head is the size of a Chiclet?” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAlthough he’s remained busy doing standup gigs, Carvey has been largely off the movie and TV scene for several years. He wanted to join his wife in rearing their two sons, he said. “I know people whose kids have British and French accents from the nanny,” he said, dropping into an imaginary conversation between a parent with a thick Brooklyn-style accent and a child speaking in haughty English tones. Then he turned serious. “Some people can go full-bore with their career and still be there for their kids. I wasn’t very good at that. I needed to back off,” Carvey said. He fondly recalled a visit one of his boys, then about 2, paid to the set of “Wayne’s World,” the hit movie he made with Mike Myers. Seeing Carvey as slacker Garth in his shaggy blond wig, the toddler burst into tears and exclaimed, “Daddy, no funny hair!” Now that his children are teenagers Carvey, 52, is starting to sign up for more time-intensive projects, with a standup special in the works and a movie in development. A “Tonight Show” appearance is set for Wednesday.last_img read more

LISTEN: Arsenal legend SHOCKED by decision to send Jack Wilshere to Bournemouth

first_imgPaul Merson has told talkSPORT he is amazed Arsenal have allowed Jack Wilshere to join Bournemouth for the whole season.The Gunners legend believes the injury-hit midfielder could have made a major impact for the club this term and claims Arsene Wenger may come to regret sanctioning the long-term loan deal.“I was shocked they let him go,” said Merson, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“This is a long, long season. They are in four competitions and, for me, they haven’t got a Jack Wilshere in their team.“If I am 1-0 down with ten minutes to go, who do I want to come on: Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Jack Wilshere?“Jack Wilshere is the one that can make things happen, especially in a tight game where teams are sitting 11 behind the ball.”Merson believes Wilshere will be ‘hurt’ by the decision to send him out on loan for a year.And he fears the 24-year-old, who has been at Arsenal since the age of nine, could decide his long-term future lies away from the Emirates.“He will be hurting,” said. “I know he said he wants to go out on loan but when I was around you went for a month or two months or three months. A year is a long time.“Who is to say he can’t rip it up in the next month and win Player of the Month in the Premier League and then Arsenal are sitting there having just lost two games and all of a sudden, it is like why are you letting Jack go for a year?“My worry is will he lose the love of Arsenal. He could easily look at this and think, why am I the one going out on loan?”last_img read more

Beckham reveals his footballing regret after watching Spurs thrash Palace

first_img on target “We said that we had to get the feeling back from last season.”Son, who netted twice in a dazzling display, added: “We should always play like this because it reminds us how strong we are. I hope we  can learn from this.”Pochettino now plans drastic changes for Wednesday’s Champions League opener at Olympiakos.He said: “We have seven games in 21 days.” 2 update statement deals Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son AFP or licensors 2 Beckham said he would have loved to play under Pochettino Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff latest David Beckham told Mauricio Pochettino he ‘wished he’d played for Tottenham’ after watching the Argentine’s side destroy Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.The ex-England captain was in the directors’ box  as Son Heung-min inspired Spurs to a dominant win over their London counterparts at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.center_img Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship stalemate But the Argentine manager said the win will hopefully give them the momentum to produce a string of fine results.Poch added: “The team was unsettled and when that happens it’s difficult to perform as you want to.“I’m so happy to recover that feeling but now we need to keep pushing. We have unbelievable players but we need to show that intensity in every game and then for sure we will fight for big things.”While defender Toby Alderweireld said: “We all got together after the international break this week and had a bit of a talk with each other. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta targets appointed LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Pochettino’s men are winless in their last three before the match What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas And Pochettino revealed he had a chat with the former Manchester United winger after the game.He said: “I was talking with Beckham after the game and he said he wished he still played and that he played for Tottenham because this stadium is amazing. We haven’t played many games here and it’s important to make this our house.“With time we will be at home here and then it will become very difficult for opponents to win here.”Spurs had been on a poor run of form before the victory, taking just 16 points from 16 Premier League games. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman rookie error last_img read more

Emergency Closures on Nantahala National Forest

first_imgFire activity on the Nantahala National Forest has resulted in closures as follows:The Appalachian Trail is now closed from Rock Gap to the Nantahala River. Old 64 Murphy Road closed from its west junction of US 64 to Forest Service Road 67 leading to Standing Indian Campground. Rock Gap may be accessed from Old 64 Murphy Road past Standing Indian. Standing Indian Campground is OPEN.Wesser Creek Trail is closed.Moss Knob Shooting Range is closed.Cliffside Day Use Area closed for the season.Bartram Trail, from Hickory Knoll Road to State Highway 106, will remain closed through this weekend due to mop up operations and potential hazard assessments.Bartram Trail is closed between Wine Springs Bald and Nantahala Lake.Whitewater Falls is closed.NO Campfires allowed except in developed campgrounds with fees.last_img read more

Stratford takes title at Bi-State Wrestling Classic, wins next two dual meets

first_imgPhotos by Bryce Ford/Stratford WrestlingBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterLA CROSSE — Stratford won three individual titles and had two others finish in the top three as it rolled to its third-straight Division 3 title at the Bi-State Wrestling Classic on Dec. 29-30 at the La Crosse Civic Center.A.J. Schoenfuss won the title at 120 pounds with a 6-3 win over Veliko Kochiu of Wausau West, Jeremy Schoenherr took the 126-pound championship with a 5-1 victory over Trenton McManus of Adams-Friendship, and Mason Kauffman beat John Maki of Mauston 5-3 to take the 145-pound title for Stratford.The Tigers finished with 321 ½ points to win the Division 3 championship by nearly 200 points over second-place New Lisbon (122).Stratford’s Mason Kauffman, right, battles during a 145-pound match at theBi-State Wrestling Classic in La Crosse on Dec. 30. Kauffman won the 145-pound title as Stratford took first in the Division 3 team standingsfor the third-straight year.Hudson won the Division 1 title with 338 ½ points, and Marshfield took 18th out of 21 teams. Ellsworth won the Division 2 team crown. If the three divisions were scored together, Stratford would have finished second only behind Hudson, which is ranked No. 2 in Division 1 by wiwrestling.com. Stratford is ranked first in Division 3.Stratford’s Jake Drexler lost the 113-pound title match 7-5 to Drew Klabon of Hudson, and Kam Bornbach finished third at 182 pounds for the Tigers.“We were really pleased on how the kids wrestled,” Stratford coach Joe Schwabe said. “We lost some close matches but sometimes forget about the close matches we won. It was very neat getting a large amount of kids to place, with four in the finals.”Other top-10 finishes for Stratford came from Macey Kilty, who was fifth at 106 pounds; Derek Marten, seventh at 132; and Tyson Kauffman, seventh at 285.“We also won our third-, fifth-, and both seventh-place matches, which is a great way to end your tournament,” Schwabe said. “We had a close second and three champs, so obviously we’re very pleased with those guys. Hopefully we can build on this as we enter into the second phase of our season.”Stratford won a Marawood Conference dual against Edgar on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 70-3, taking six matches by pin and four others by forfeit.Drexler (113 pounds), Schoenfuss (120), Schoenherr (126), Sam Wenzel (145), Dylan Schoenherr (170), and Kyle Giebel (195) all won by pin for the Tigers.Stratford had its closest match of the season but was able to prevail on the strength of three pins and two forfeits as it beat Athens 41-31 in a Marawood Conference wrestling dual meet on Thursday at Athens High School.Manny Drexler (106 pounds), Jeremy Schoenherr (126), and Wenzel (145) won by pin for the Tigers, who improve to 4-0 in the Marawood.Bornbach added an 18-3 technical fall at 182, and Tyson Kauffman and Mason Kauffman won by decision for Stratford.Stratford will compete at the D.C. Everest Invitational on Saturday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Stratford 41, Athens 31106: Manny Drexler (S) pinned Gabe Weiks in 0:53.113: Jake Drexler (S) won by forfeit.120: A.J. Schoenfuss (S) won by forfeit.126: Jeremy Schoenherr (S) pinned Jonathan Alberecht in 2:35.132: Kevin Alberecht (A) won by disqualification.138: Klay Ellenbecker (A) def. Jordan Becker 15-7.145: Sam Wenzel (S) pinned Andy Nowacki in 3:02.152: Mason Kauffman (S) def. Austin Engel 5-4.160: Nate Morse (A) def. David Marquardt 6-3.170: Marshall Westfall (A) pinned Dylan Schoenherr in 1:49.182: Kam Bornbach (S) won by technical fall over Tannor Frahm 18-3.195: Jordan Zinkowich (A) pinned Kyle Giebel in 1:53.220: Dakota Venzke (A) pinned Jon Aguirre in 2:42.285: Tyson Kauffman (S) def. Tyson Sommer 7-5.last_img read more

Green Scorpions in sting operation

first_imgGreen Scorpions are out to ensure major construction projects comply with environmental regulations. Rejoice Mabudafhasi is the deputy ministerof Environmental Affairs.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS • Moses RanditsheniSpokespersonEMI+27 82 448 2450 RELATED ARTICLES • SA marks Year of Biodiversity• Going green for 2010• Greening it up in Cape Town• Clean-up drive along SA bordersBongani NkosiSouth Africa’s Green Scorpions, also called the Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI), are out in full force to ensure major construction projects comply with environmental regulations.After taking their campaign to the Eastern Cape, they hit Limpopo province on 6 December 2010 for a week-long inspection of Eskom projects. They are examining compliance at Medupi power station and the Spitskop substation.Medupi power station is one of the biggest construction projects currently on the go in the country. Power utility Eskom is building a coal-fired power plant there that must be operational by 2012 to boost much-needed national electricity supply.The inspections are part of the National Environmental Law Compliance Campaign of the Department of Environmental Affairs. The Green Scorpions have already inspected sites in Free State and KwaZulu-Natal as part of the drive.KwaZulu-Natal’s operation took place in October and included an inspection of Transnet’s 555km-long multi-product pipeline that runs from Durban to Jameson Park in Gauteng. The Green Scorpions found the construction to be progressing well in terms of environmental compliance.“The main objectives of the campaign are to monitor adherence to conditions stipulated in environmental authorisations, environmental management plans and waste management licences, as well as to improve the general status of compliance within the regulated community …” said spokesperson Moses Randitsheni in a statement.The Department of Environmental Affairs will take “appropriate enforcement actions in the event of non-compliance”, he said.The installation of Neotel’s fibre-optic cable that runs from Germiston in Gauteng to Cato Ridge in KwaZulu-Natal will also be examined during the week of 6 December. The cable, which runs via Mpumalanga and the Free State provinces, is one of the initiatives to improve broadband coverage in South Africa.Non-compliance bustedThe Eastern Cape leg of the campaign in October and November uncovered environment violations in some projects, although most were found to be compliant.Waste management company EnviroServ was found to have constructed and subsequently operated a storm water dam and a leachate treatment plant at a landfill site without obtaining a required environmental permit. It has also failed to implement recommendations made in an external audit report, according to the department.“All non-compliances detected during the inspections are currently being reviewed and will be met with appropriate enforcement action where necessary,” said Randitsheni.Overall compliance is satisfactory at the deepening of the car terminal berth at Transnet’s East London Port – a project that was completed in November.The Green Scorpions noted, however, that the required water-quality comparison data for the estuary was still outstanding and the management of the dredged materials stockpile on site was inadequate, the department said.No major non-compliances were uncovered at Transnet’s projects at the 11 000ha Coega Industrial Development Zone in Port Elizabeth. The projects include the construction of a port control building, two additional berths at the container terminals and an administrative craft basin.Likewise, there were no major violations at the South African National Biodiversity Institute Working for Wetlands projects in the Eastern Cape, which involve the rehabilitation of degraded wetlands in the Hogsback and Tsitsikamma regions. The projects began recently.“Inspections at other sites found that construction had been completed or is proceeding at generally acceptable standards which are in compliance with the environmental legislations,” Randitsheni said.last_img read more

The Holiday Season Promises Many Unhappy Returns for Retailers

first_imgIn many ways, retailers are in a no-win situation this holiday season. More consumers than ever are buying online, which typically means reduced profit margins. The overwhelming majority of those receiving gifts plan to return at least some of them, further cutting into retailer profits. Finally, many consumers returning gifts will be unhappy with the process, which could lead to consumer alienation. Talk about being up against it.In an Oracle report published in September, 77 percent of consumers said they anticipated returning some of the gifts they would receive. Twenty percent of those plan to return at least half of the gifts they receive. In many ways, retailers are in a no-win situation this holiday season… RetailWire Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Weekly Report from Washington, D.C.

first_imgThe Treasury Department announced the results of its much-anticipated review of eight recent tax regulations. Lawmakers continued to discuss tax reform and the IRS reminded taxpayers of the approaching October 16 filing deadline.CongressHouse ReportHouse Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., predicted the Ways and Means Committee will unveil a tax reform bill within three weeks. The GOP has a majority on the committee and the bill is expected to reflect the White House/GOP framework for tax reform released last week.The House Small Business Committee held a hearing on small business tax reform. Lawmakers heard testimony on a variety of small business tax reform proposals. To find out what happened at the hearing click here.“Blue Dog Democrats” released a vision for tax reform. The lawmakers called for, among other things, revenue-neutral tax reform.Senate ReportThe Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on international taxation. To find out what happened at the hearing click here.TreasuryThe Treasury Department announced the results of its much-anticipated review of eight recent tax regulations. Some regulations are expected to be withdrawn and others modified. To find out more about the regulation review, click here. IRSFiling DeadlineThe IRS reminded taxpayers on extension of the approaching October 16 filing deadline. In addition, the IRS reminded taxpayers affected by the recent hurricanes of special filing relief.Disaster ReliefThe IRS extended the qualification period for individuals who might otherwise lose their status as bona fide residents of Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) because of the dislocation caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.Mortality TablesThe IRS issued final regulations updating general mortality tables to be used by most defined benefit pension plans. The rules provided, among other procedures, a simpler method for obtaining approval of a substitute mortality table.Foreign Branch IncomeThe IRS announced that the application date of the final regulations for translating foreign branch income will be postponed. In addition, certain provisions of the related temporary regulations will also be postponed for one year.By Jessica Jeane, George Jones and George L. Yaksick, Jr., Wolters Kluwer News StaffLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Henry Nicholls likely to make New Zealand debut at home against Sri Lanka

first_imgAny nerves that batsman Henry Nicholls may have as he waits to see if he will make his international debut against Sri Lanka should be dispelled by the fact he will be in familiar surroundings.The 24-year-old Canterbury left-hander is in line to make his international debut at Hagley Oval in either of the first two games of the five match one-day series as the team ponder how to juggle the side without injured allrounder Corey Anderson, James Neesham and Grant Elliott.Doubts over Williamson’s availability Top batsman Kane Williamson is also a doubt due to a knee injury for the first match on Saturday. Williamson scored 108 not out to lead New Zealand to a five-wicket victory in the second Test in Hamilton earlier this week but was limping badly during his innings with a heavily strapped right knee.”We’re just working through that knee. It’s just a little bit niggly so we want to make sure it’s a hundred per cent,” New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan said while adding that test batsman Tom Latham was on standby for the squad. “We’ll see how he feels. We need to get it right, if a little bit of a break will help it that’s something we’ll consider.”Should Williamson be ruled out, Nicholls could be a ready-made replacement for the number three batsman, having scored heavily at Hagley Oval in domestic cricket.He has scored 683 runs in eight matches at the picturesque venue in central Christchurch at an average of 52.53 and 212 runs in nine domestic one-day matches at 42.40.advertisement”He’s certainly in the mix when you look at our line-up,” said McMillan.  “I don’t think there’s any better place to make your debut than at home. He’s played a lot of cricket here. It would probably ease the tension a little bit when you know you’re on a ground that you’ve played well at before.”His progression over the last 24 months has been excellent, he’s matured in a lot of areas in terms of his game.”His white ball cricket has certainly improved over the last two years.”(And) it’s always been a belter here. The batters should have a smile on their face.”Nicholls’ possible debut could also be eased with the fact that fast bowler Lasith Malinga has not arrived in New Zealand. The 32-year-old Malinga, who is Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 captain, has been troubled by a knee injury since October and the team are unsure if he will be fit enough to travel to New Zealand with Thisara Perera joining the team.”He has not come for the ODIs,” team manager Jerry said.”He’s feeling some discomfort in his knee. Whether he will come between the ODIs and T20s — no one knows.”last_img read more

Rishabh Pant plays golf, Trent Boult sings: DD stars’ happy Sunday

first_imgThe Indian Premier League (IPL) is about to reach its play-offs and two teams (Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings) have already booked their place.With two spots up for grabs, teams are involved in a fiesty battle to be the final four for the knockout stages. However, Delhi Daredevils (DD) are already out of contention and are now only playing for pride and to put up good cricket.With the tension of qualification out of their heads, DD swapped their bats for golf clubs in a ‘DD-The Crest-Celebrity Golf Tournament’ to enjoy their time off cricket on Sunday.Organised at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram, the tournament saw the entire DD team go up against the residents of the Crest and The Camellias, DLF5.The DD unit, including coach Ricky Ponting, captain Shreyas Iyer, Gautam Gambhir, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant and others played some golf at the 9-hole tournament in Gurugram.While Pant has been mesmerising everyone with his explosive batting on the ground, for the golf tournament, he entertained the crowd by taking his first shot with a bat instead of the golf club. Delhi Daredevils’ Rishabh Pant played his first shot with a bat instead of a golf club.Maxwell was also seen trying his hands at golf in one of the finest courses of the country. Glenn Maxwell also tried his hands at playing golf during the tournament.Apart from playing golf, DD also enjoyed some good music with the team’s very own quick Trent Boult also taking the mic later on the day.advertisementIn a photo posted by DD on Instagram, Boult could be seen singing a song while the music was being given by a guitarist beside him.DD are currently at the bottom of the IPL points table with just six points from 12 games. Despite putting up some good performances, DD have been unable to click as a team on the whole and that has cost them dearly.Early on in the season, DD won just one match off their first six and that led to Gambhir stepping down from captaincy and the mantle was handed over to the 23-year-old Iyer.Iyer showed exemplary temperament in his first game as captain and hit a brilliant 93 not out against Kolkata Knight Riders. Helped in putting up the total of 219 by Prithvi Shaw’s 62, Iyer then inspired his bowlers to put up a solid show and DD won the match by 55 runs.However, DD’s next test was a tougher one with CSK in front of them. CSK gave them a massive 211 to chase and despite two superlative innings from Pant (79 off 45 deliveries) and Vijay Shankar (54 off 31 balls), DD fell short by 13 runs.Thereafter, DD could manage only a single victory (against Rajasthan Royals) and then lost two consecutive games to SRH and then by 5 wickets to RCB to be completely thrown off the radar. All of this happened despite a scintillating 128 not out from Pant against SRH in Delhi.DD now have two home games left, their two last matches of the season, against CSK and Mumbai Indians. With young guns like Iyer, Pant and Shaw in their ranks, DD would just look to end their 2018 campaign on a high.last_img read more