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first_imgRose (Marilyn Chambers) and her boyfriend Hart (Frank Moore) are involved in a motorcycle accident on a country road. While Hart escapes with only minor injuries, Rose is left in a coma and requires emergency surgery. Dr Dan Keloid (Howard Ryshpan) decides to use an experimental plastic surgery technique on Rose to save her life and after a month, she finally wakes up. Suffering from side effects after the surgery, Rose finds she has a taste for blood and acting on it turns her victims into zombie-like creatures.David Cronenberg’s Rabid is considered a horror classic and it screened at Arrow Video FrightFest to coincide with the premiere of the remake by the Soska Sisters. The film has been given a 2K restoration, which looks and sounds pretty amazing. Screening a day ahead of the remake, and introduced by the Soska Sisters, Rabid is one of the jewels in Cronenberg’s work. Starring adult film star Marilyn Chambers in her first non-adult film lead role, Rabid is a hugely engaging film that has stood the test of time.Revisiting the film at a time when zombie films and shows are at saturation point, it’s clear that Cronenberg’s film has been a reference point for many film-makers. The premise, once you put the slightly dodgy medical science to one side, is very simple with Rose feeding off the blood of her victims, which passes on a rabies-like illness that turns them into violent zombies. As Rose’s condition worsens, and she becomes more careless about choosing her victims, Hart is locked in a race against time to find her and stop her before a true epidemic breaks out.Credit: 101 FilmsThe film’s biggest flaw is the lack of character development. Chambers give a solid enough performance but Rose is so two-dimensional, she doesn’t get a lot to work with. Cronenberg exploits Chamber’s looks and body to titillate the audience and it’s a shame that he didn’t give her more depth to show what she can really do as an actress. In some ways that’s a little by-the-by as the film is less about the characters and more about the horror unfolding on screen.Rabid is undoubtedly a classic. While you may not require your brain to be switched on to enjoy it, it’s a pure guilty pleasure of a horror film. There’s plenty of shocks, violence and gore to keep fans of the genre happy and the story, while slightly thin, is enjoyable enough to hold your attention. At only 91 minutes long, the film is a breezy watch that doesn’t outstay its welcome and with the fantastic 2K restoration, fans of the original have another reason to seek it out on the big screen. Rabid is enormous fun and anticipation for the remake is considerably high.Cast: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan Director: David Cronenberg Writer: David Cronenberg Certificate: 18 Duration: 91 mins Released by: 101 Filmslast_img read more

first_imgAfter two days records were set and broken at the 107th staging of Inter Secondary Schools association (ISSA) Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.Petersfield High’s Devar Clayton chucked a new decathlon shot put record of 14.90 meters. The throw has placed Clayton in second position in the boys’ decathlon open after three events.Clayton’s throw earned him 784 points and bettered the previous mark of 14.16m set last year by Kurt Goodlitt of Munro College. He has now progressed to 2223 points, just behind Kingston College’s Donovan Thames (2256 points), who ended second in the shot put with a mark of 12.87m.On day one of the Championships, the class two 100 meters hurdles for girls fell twice. Britanny Anderson ran a smooth 13.37 seconds to erase the mark set a year ago by Peta Gaye Williams of Camperdown. Before the dust settled Holmwood Technical’s Shanette Allison, motored to a time of 13.30 seconds to wipe out Allison’s effort, but Allison too had barely enough time to celebrate as Aaliyah Wood of Edwin Allen bettered that time with a 13.92 seconds clocking.Defending champion Daszay Freeman will have to dig deep to fend off the challenges of the young upstarts.Then if the excitement was not enough, young St Jago High sprinter, Brianna Lyston, smashed the class four 200 meters record with a mind-boggling 24 seconds flat run. The 12-year-old Lyston had only clocked a personal best of 24.50 seconds before her record breaking sprint.Kingston College and Edwin Allen have been touted as favorites for the boys and girls titles respectively.last_img read more

first_img Share 6 Views   no discussions Head of DDA, Colin Piper addressing the conference on TuesdayThe issue of access into Dominica was at the centre of discussions when stakeholders deliberated at a special two-day conference which commenced at the Fort Young Hotel on Tuesday.The conference which was organised by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) is designed to focus on the destination and strategise on ways to entice more visitors to the island.Head of the DDA, Colin Piper said adequate access into the country continues to be a major concern for Dominica and plans have to be made to correct that.One of the ways he identified which could be used to rectify this is to form partnerships with people involved in the aviation industry.“There are no better people to address the issues with than those involved in the aviation business either the mangers of airports or the owners and operators of small airlines and the destination and its stakeholders which has made an investment in the industry. By bringing all these people together we are hoping to have substantive dialogue around the challenges that we face, making our issues known, making our issues real so that they realise that our tourism industry will not necessarily grow as we would have liked it until we address the issue of air access,” he noted.The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) also highlighted that the conference is a timely intervention in the process of finding solutions to access.President of the (DHTA), Yvonne Armour who presented on day one of the conference said she focused on what it takes to get the visitor to the destination.“We are really trying to wow the people by letting them know [the value of Dominica]. We want them to know what the product offerings are as well as the constraints. We have problems of reliability of airlift and with the baggage. It’s all about resolving issues of reliability and cost effectiveness so that for our clients we can have some level of guarantee that when they come to Dominica it’s going to be seamless,” Amour pointed out.Meanwhile, Ian Bertrand an Access Consultant from Trinidad and Tobago has been working with the Discover Dominica Authority to find practical solutions for Dominica’s access concerns. Bertrand has suggested that ferry access into Dominica should be further exploited.“Ferry access is an important part of the access solution to Dominica. You have the two ferries that travel between Guadeloupe and Martinique and Saint Lucia into Cabrits in Portsmouth and Roseau. They bring in a significant number of visitors to Dominica. Since we are looking at optimising all the resources available to Dominica we have to look at both air and sea access,” Bertrand said.Government Information Service LocalNews Dominica’s access issues discussed at two-day conference by: – September 26, 2012 Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

first_imgPasternack Enterprises has introduced a new series of low PIM cable jumpers with formable coax. These new assemblies are designed for low passive intermodulation (PIM) applications including use in black boxes, test equipment racks and cabinets, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and lab testing. Pasternack’s low PIM formable cables are made using a tin-filled braid that produces a hand formable, solid outer conductor wall, making them perfect for installation into tight places, operating from DC up to 6 GHz depending on the desired configuration. These formable and robust cable jumpers with TriMetal plating, soldered connection point and precise coaxial cable construction can perform an outstanding PIM performance of -160 dBc and 1.25:1 VSWR while generating reliable low PIM performance for the life of the assembly. These RF cables are available with two different coax diameters sizes including 0.163” and 0.276” and connector options include 7/16 DIN, 4.1/9.5 mini-DIN, Type N, and SMA. Between-series configurations can be ordered with SMA, Type N, and 7/16 DIN connector combinations, while in-series cables using 4.1/9.5 Mini DIN connectors are also available. This cable series is available for same-day shipment in two popular lengths including 100 and 200 centimeters (cm). Custom lengths are available upon request with slightly longer lead times depending on the customer’s specific needs. Each assembly is 100% RF and PIM tested prior to shipment.last_img read more

first_img RelatedSpring Breaker goes missing after UMEPRESS Staff Report Police are searching for a 20-year-old Killeen man who went missing after attending the Ultimate Music Experience (UME) 2015 concert at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort on South Padre Island. Jordan Britten, a Central Texas College student, was last seen Friday according to his mother, Ilana Stone-Britten, who reported her son missing Monday. Britten…March 24, 2015In “News”UPDATE: Officials release Jordan Britten autopsy reportBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Officials have released the autopsy report of Jordan Britten, who was found dead on South Padre Island during Spring Break. His death was ruled accidental, according to the report. The cause of death was listed as “immersion hypothermia and drowning.” The report also…May 19, 2015In “News”Vigil held for Spring BreakerBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com A candlelight vigil was held Friday evening on South Padre Island to remember Killeen man Jordan Britten who was found dead last Thursday. Britten was on the Island for Spring Break and disappeared after attending  an UME concert at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort. The…April 6, 2015In “News” By ESTEVAN MEDRANOPort Isabel-South Padre Presspress@portisabelsouthpadre.comJordan Lynn Reynolds. (Photo courtesy Facebook).Jordan Lynn Reynolds, born May 4, 1990, went missing on South Padre Island the night of April 25.He was last seen at Clayton’s Beach Bar in the company of his father, and wearing red and white flower patterned swim trunks.A Facebook page entitled Help Find Jordan Reynolds was created to assist in search efforts and garnered nearly 700 likes before his father, Jeffery Reynolds posted a message to end the search, saying, “Omg call off the search !! He just texted me !!!! (sic)”Originally from Indiana, Jordan visited South Padre Island on vacation where he decided to remain, without notifying anyone. As Jordan said himself on his personal Facebook page, “Im not missing. Just needed to get away for a cppl days! (sic)”The community search page informed its many supporters who expressed concern and relief at the news that he was safe. The two day search ended Tuesday morning.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 5 West Florida baseball team split its doubleheader with West Georgia today at Jim Spooner Field, losing game one 9-3 and winning game two 2-0.The Argonauts improved to 20-5 overall and 13-3 in the Gulf South Conference while the Wolves improved to 12-16 overall and 6-7 in the GSC.“In game one, I thought we did a pretty good job for seven innings,” UWF coach Mike Jeffcoat said. “We got to the eighth inning and it came unraveled for us. We couldn’t pitch well out of the ‘pen, didn’t make plays and hit batters. Give them credit. They hung in there and they opened the game on us.  It was a very disappointing game one loss.“In the second game, we relied heavily on Jordan DeLorenzo to get us back in it,” Jeffcoat continued. “He did that again tonight, threw a great three-hit shutout. That puts us in position for a chance to win the series tomorrow.”Game one: West Florida 3, West Georgia 9The Argos led 3-2 after seven innings behind a strong performance from Dawson Brown (McDonough, Ga./Georgia Perimeter) before things fell apart in the final two innings. After UWG scored an unearned run in the first, UWF freshman Tyler Halstead (Orlando, Fla./Olympia HS) drove in two with a single down the right field line to give UWF a 2-1 lead.The Wolves tied the game in sixth inning, but UWF took the lead back, 3-2, when Halstead sent an RBI single to left center in the seventh. UWF pitching struggled in the eighth, surrendering four runs on three hits, two hit batters and one walk. The Wolves pulled away with three runs on three hits in the ninth to lead 9-3.Brown (2-3) was credited with the loss after pitching 7.1 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits with five strikeouts.Halstead went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs, Sean Plunkett (Ocala, Fla./College of Central Florida) went 3-for-3 with two walks and Garrett Flynn (Davie, Fla./Sagemont Upper School) went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.Game two: West Florida 2, West Georgia 0Jordan DeLorenzo (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park HS) improved to 7-0 in seven starts this season after pitching a complete game, seven-inning shutout. The lefty allowed just three hits and struck out seven. He retired the first seven and the final 11 batters he faced.“I just tried to pound the strike zone and tried to get our offense fired up by getting them back out there.” DeLorenzo said. “I tried to go as fast as I could. I had a couple rough innings, but those last three innings I just tried to get the offense back out there and it worked.”It was DeLorenzo’s third complete game of the season, and he lowered his ERA to 0.88 in 51.1 innings pitched. “I get more and more confident every time,” he said. “I just try to stay humble, keep working hard, keep a good work ethic and stay with the plan.”The Argos took the lead in the second inning on an RBI-single by Jeremy Bajdaun (Hialeah, Fla./Florida International) down the left field line. Chase Kiefer (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola Catholic HS) followed him with an RBI-single through the right side to give UWF a 2-0 lead.UWF is scheduled to host West Georgia in the series finale Sunday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at Jim Spooner Field.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#West Georgia 9, West Florida 3 (03/22/14 at Pensacola, FL) (Game 1)———————————————————————-West Georgia…….. 100 001 043  –  9 11  1      (12-15, 6-6)West Florida…….. 020 000 100  –  3 13  3      (19-5, 12-3)———————————————————————-Pitchers: West Georgia – Cody Skinner; A.J. Sunstrom(7) and Galen Smith. West Florida -Dawson Brown; Alex Stevens(8); Matt Vollenweider(9) and Garrett Flynn.Win-A.J. Sunstrom(2-1)  Loss-Dawson Brown(3-2)  T-3:04  A-0Weather: warm and sunnyA. Stevens faced 3 batters in the 9th.-West Florida 2, West Georgia 0 (03/22/14 at Pensacola, FL) (Game 2)———————————————————————-West Georgia…….. 000 000 0 –  0  3  0      (12-16, 6-7 GSC)West Florida…….. 000 200 X –  2  7  1      (20-5, 13-3 GSC)———————————————————————-Pitchers: West Georgia – Jamie Sexton and Galen Smith. West Florida – Jordan DeLorenzo and Kyle Hamner.Win-Jordan DeLorenzo(7-0)  Loss-Jamie Sexton(2-4)  T-1:58  A-465Weather: cool and sunnyPrint Friendly Version No. 3 UWF splits doubleheader with West Georgia DeLorenzo pitched his third complete game of the season, and he lowered his ERA to 0.88 in 51.1 innings pitched. (Photo by Bill Stockland) center_img Sharelast_img read more

first_img#ARGOS#Print Friendly Version For the latest information on West Florida women’s soccer, follow Argo athletics on Twitter @GoArgos. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The United Soccer Coaches Organization announced that UWF junior Annie Rolf was named the Division Two Women’s Soccer Player of the Week this week. In West Florida’s game against Valdosta State last Friday, Rolf scored one goal to help the Argos defeat the Blazers 5-0. On Sunday, she scored another goal in their game against West Georgia and finished with two assists that afternoon. Rolf was also named the Gulf South Conference Player of the Week this week as well.The mid-fielder out of West Sussex, England is currently ranked seventh in the GSC in Total Shots (45) and Average Shots on Goal per Game (1.79). In 14 games played Rolf is averaging 3.21 Shots per Game, 0.43 Goals per Game, 0.36 Assists per Game, and 1.21 Points per Game.Rolf and the Argos will be back in action on Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm CT, where they will take on Spring Hill in Mobile, Ala. Spring Hill is currently on an 11-game losing streak going into the match. The Badgers are 1-13 overall and 0-10 in GSC action. Their only win came against Georgia Southwestern State by a final score of 2-1.The contest this weekend will feature live stats, which can be found at GoArgos.com.last_img read more

first_imgJessie Menkens, with Alaska Primary Care, says so many of Americans were signing up through the federal marketplace that the deadline for coverage January 1 was extended by a few days… Menkens says the increased interest in coverage this year could be connected with change at the federal level, and the expectation that President-Elect Donald Trump will repeal part or all of Obamacare… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Healthcare navigators are traveling around the Kenai Peninsula, reminding local residents that their services are free and available year-round, focusing particularly on the January deadline to sign up for 2017 health insurance coverage. Menkens: “There’s a lot of concern going right now. We are here to serve Alaskans and to support them with their health. We’re not certain what will be happening with the changes head, but we do know that there is repeal coming and we will wait to see sort of how that unfolds and what that means for Alaskans. This work is non-partisan. We’re here to support everyone and we have a duty to provide fair and factual information, so as things unfold, we are going to continue to be a resource for listeners in this area.” There is just one insurer offering individual plans in the marketplace this year: Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield. Menkens: “It was a December 15th deadline for coverage effective the first of the year; however, due to an enormous response across the nation, that deadline was extended and it just ended, so folks had a little extra time to get enrolled this year. The next big deadline coming up is actually January 15th and that’s for coverage effective February 1st, 2017.” To make a free and confident appointment with a local healthcare navigator, call 262-3119 and ask for a navigator or visit getcoveredalaska.org for online help.last_img read more

first_imgA contingent of four Guyanese lawn tennis players will make the country’s first appearance at the International Tennis Federation/ COTECC Under-12 final tournament this upcoming week in Trinidad and Tobago. The team of Paula Kalekyezi, Menikshi Jaikisson and Renola Jordan along with their coach, Shelly Daly-Ramdyhan will travel to the twin-island republic where they will create history for the South American mainland.The team had qualified for this event earlier this month in Trinidad after reaching the final of the qualifying tournament where they lost to the hosts.According to the coach, since their return, the team has been going through extensive training at the various courts in the capital although one of the players missed  two weeks of training. Daly-Ramdyhan, the National Sports Commission’s coach of the year explained that, “we tried to intensify some of the things we wanted to work on, I think we would have completed 75 percent of that,” but conceded that they are still “fine tuning their preparations.”She pointed out that mental and strength training were two of the main aspects of their preparation which she reckoned is needed to execute well in this competition.   Daly-Ramdyhan accepted that she is not expecting Guyana to win the tournament since they will be coming up against “much stronger and experienced sides,” such as Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Guatemala and the hosts.However, she was confident that the team can take away a lot of experience and learn a lot from competing against a higher standard of opponents.last_img read more

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | UFC 246: Conor McGregor Responds To Donald Cerrone Head Coach’s Remark About His Left HandUFC 246: Conor McGregor’s recent updateAccording to Conor McGregor’s recent interview for the Mac Life Official, the Irish Superstar has found interest over both the lightweight and the welterweight division. After facing Donald Cerrone at the main event of UFC 246, Conor McGregor has expressed his interest to go after Jorge Masvidal. However, he is also keen to go for the 155 lbs strap if Tony Ferguson or Khabib Nurmagomedov pulls out from their highly anticipated clash on April 18, 2020. WATCH US LIVE The undisputed Pay-Per-View King of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Conor McGregor will be back in action on January 18, 2020, at the main event of UFC 246. The former and first two-division champion of UFC is slated to face Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at 170 lbs and MMA fans have been hyped up about the super match-up since it got officially announced. There is no doubt that Conor McGregor is currently one of the most popular athletes of the world and his global reach has been evident in various other sports events. The very recent one happened during a National Football League (NFL) wild card playoffs game between the Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills on January 4, 2020.Also Read | UFC: Conor McGregor Taunts Khabib Nurmagomedov For ‘trembling’ Over Potential RematchUFC 246: Conor McGregor steals the show at the NFL Wildcard PlayoffsHouston Texans thrashed the Buffalo Bills by 22-19 in the Wildcard Playoffs game this season. It was an exciting match but UFC Superstar Conor McGregor managed to grab all the attention out of nowhere. UFC featured a video of Conor McGregor on the ‘big-screen’ during the match and it had nothing to do with his upcoming fight against Donald Cerrone. The main motive of the ad was to promote Conor McGregor’s availability on ESPN+. Conor McGregor was regarded as ‘The Most Loved’, ‘The Most Controversial’, ‘The Most Outspoken’, and ‘The Most Notorious’ star of UFC in the video. Take a look at Conor McGregor’s insane promo for ESPN+ that rocked the NFL wild card night. LIVE TV Written By Conor ad during the #NFLWildCard game. pic.twitter.com/17KqJ0Gezb— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) January 4, 2020 Also Read | UFC 246: Check Out The New Promo Video For ‘McGregor Vs Cowboy’ On Jan. 18 In Las VegasAlso Read | Dana White Reveals BIGGEST UFC Regret And It Involves Brock Lesnar Raj Sarkar Last Updated: 7th January, 2020 11:58 IST UFC 246: Conor McGregor Steals The Show At NFL Wildcard Playoffs; Watch Video Conor McGregor grabs all the attention at the NFL Wildcard Playoff. A Conor McGregor promo got featured during the match and fans are absolutely loving it. First Published: 7th January, 2020 11:58 IST COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more