Blog Article – Golf Clash Gemmes Mon, 16 May 2022 02:04:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Blog Article – Golf Clash Gemmes 32 32 American Idol Season 20 Episode 19 Recap: Top 5 Live Mon, 16 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000 “American Idol” continues May 15 for its fifth season on ABC and 20th overall. Like always, Ryan Seacrest hosts the reality competition series while the country superstar Luke Bryanpop princess Katy Perry and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Lionel Richie compose the jury. Follow our ‘American Idol’ Season 20 Episode 19 recap as the Top 5 travel to […]]]>

“American Idol” continues May 15 for its fifth season on ABC and 20th overall. Like always, Ryan Seacrest hosts the reality competition series while the country superstar Luke Bryanpop princess Katy Perry and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Lionel Richie compose the jury.

Follow our ‘American Idol’ Season 20 Episode 19 recap as the Top 5 travel to Las Vegas to be mentored by the country superstar and 2005 ‘American Idol’ winner Carrie Underwood. Each contestant will perform two songs, leaving everything on stage in hopes of winning the American vote and securing a spot in the Grand Finals.

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This season, the judges embark on a new nationwide search for America’s next musical sensation. Auditions were held in Nashville, Tennessee, Austin, Texas and Los Angeles, California. If given a golden ticket, hopeful idols qualify for the Hollywood round. In a new twist this season, three contestants received a platinum ticket, allowing them to skip the first phase of Hollywood week. Kenedi Anderson withdrew from the contest on April 11. Jay reached the Top 7 and was eliminated on May 8. huntress is still in the running.

TO SEE Everything you need to know about American Idol Season 20

Below, follow all the action from Night 19 of Season 20 of “American Idol.” Timestamps are in Eastern Standard Time. Hit refresh to see the latest thoughts on the top 5 performers!

20:00 – Previously on “American Idol”, the Top 7 performed for America’s vote. After Seacrest announced the Top 5, we said goodbye to Christian Guardian and Jay. Who will shine brightest tonight? Let’s go!

8:12 p.m. — The evening begins with an excerpt from Carrie’s pretty epic career. She truly had the dream career that all of these candidates are hoping for. Each artist will sing a song from Carrie’s songbook tonight. Huntergirl leads with “Undo It,” and Carrie teaches the budding artist how to strut and bring the nerve to this song. For the live performance, Huntergirl makes her way through the crowd and onto the stage. It’s an uptempo song that has more sass than heart, but it’s actually one of the best Huntergirl vocals of the season. At the end of the performance, Huntergirl holds her fist up and looks like a ton of bricks have been lifted from her shoulders. Lionel says, “There’s nothing better than owning the stage. It was spectacular! Katy says, “You invited us to your party. She also calls it her “best performance by far”. Luke mumbled a few compliments, he might be better prepared for the next performance, but he liked it.

8:22 p.m.Lea Marlene is then performing “I’ll Stand By You”, which is a song Carrie covered at an inspirational charity event. Carrie admits she struggled to find her own artistry until she was on “Idol,” but Leah already has it. Leah says her 8-year-old self is “shaking inside.” Lea looks wonderful. I actually think she has the best voice in the competition. You can never mistake Leah for anyone else and she pours her emotions into every lyric. Katy can’t believe how Leah reinvented the song. Lionel calls Leah a great “stylist” and says her delivery was “on point”.

8:30 p.m. — The next step is Fritz Hager, who is back in the studio after his battle with COVID-19. He will sing “I Wanna Remember”, a song on which Carrie collaborated with NEED TO BREATHE. I don’t think that’s a good song choice, but I guess Carrie Underwood’s songbook might be a little tougher for the men in this competition. It’s just kind of forgettable and his voice doesn’t blow my mind. He might be a little hoarse. Either way, he’s still my pick to win this season, so I think he’ll be safe even if it wasn’t his best performance. Luke calls it a “great rendition” of the song. Lionel says Fritz has the ability to switch gears from song to song and congratulates him on his career. Katy calls it “effortlessly cool.”

8:42 p.m.Noah Thompson will sing “So small”. He was a little too sick to be in person during his mentor moment with Carrie, but at least he’s in the studio for his performance tonight. Carrie relates to Noah’s story and is moved to tears by their similarities. Noah becomes much more comfortable on stage, but he doesn’t give his best voice throughout the first half of the song. He picks it up at the end and I still think this kid has the charisma to break into the finale. Lionel says that Noah is actually a “real person”. I don’t know who the other competitors are. Katy says people are obsessed with Noah and he’s getting better every week.

8:54 p.m.Nicoline closes the Carrie segment with a cover of “Blown Away”. She knocks it down and makes a ballad out of it, which Carrie enjoys. For the performance, Nicolina sings the version Carrie fans are familiar with. It’s not a ballad, but the power is still there. She’s kind of all over the place at the end of the song and she inserts more tracks than the song requires. It wasn’t my favorite Nicolina performance. Katy compliments the fan blowing on Nicolina’s hair and cape. Lionel likes his attitude and tells Nicolina to “stay in that pocket”.

9:09 p.m.FINISHED stops to sing their brand new single, “Naked”, before the competition resumes. Then Leah Marlene takes the stage for a performance of “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” by Journey. I think she is phenomenal. I love the choices she made and the way she changed the song, but I don’t think I would have chosen the song for her. Luke calls it “refreshing and fun”. Lionel says she has a career now. Katy loves seeing Leah’s teeth! Things get fierce in this competition.

9:20 p.m. – HunterGirl is next with a rendition of “Girl Crush” by little big city. The opening chorus is perfectly executed and it’s a great song choice. Lionel calls her sound “clear” and says HunterGirl has the rest of her life to enjoy her career. Katy says she has a crush on a girl and her nieces vote for HunterGirl. Luke says she’s in star mode.

9:33 p.m. – Fritz is ready for his second round singing “Youngblood” by 5 seconds of summer. When I look at these contestants, Fritz is the one I can immediately see as a real pop star. He could stand there right next to Ed Sheeran and fit in. When he sings contemporary hits like this, it only confirms that thought. It works the crowd like a pro and sounds great. Katy asks, “Have you had that up your sleeve the whole time?” Luke needs the show to forever remove the clip of him saying “No” to Fritz during his audition. The crowd is going crazy for this kid.

9:43 p.m. – Nicolina will then sing “All I Ask” by Adele. It’s a beautiful ballad for her. She’s covered Adele before, but that was a long time ago on the Hollywood Showstoppers Tour. It’s a powerful voice that could easily launch her into the finale. This Top 5 is so close! I really have no idea which two are coming home. I love how Nicolina just lets herself be ripped apart at the end without worrying about achieving perfection. It sounds raw, but it’s still in tune. Lionel calls it an “American Idol” treasure moment. Katy says Nicolina didn’t come here to play!

9:53 p.m. – Noah’s last chance to prove he deserves a place in the finals is with the song “Working Man” by Larry Fleet. It’s the best it’s ever sounded. How can he lose his place in the final after that? Wow. This may be the closest Top 5 I can remember. Lionel encourages everyone to vote for Noah if they want to see more. Katy says he “passed that test.” Luke says Noah could fit any place in any world he finds himself in. Who will be part of the Top 3? I could see any combination of them pass! We will know the results in a few minutes.

9:59 p.m. — The results are in and Seacrest announces the Top 3: HunterGirl, Noah and Leah! That means we’re losing Fritz and Nicolina tonight. I’m shocked that Fritz is going home, I thought the audience liked him tonight. And Nicolina probably gave the best vocal performance of the night. Well the top 3 are all very deserving and I could have seen that play out with any combination of competitors in the final. Congratulations to HunterGirl, Noah and Leah!

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine Sat, 14 May 2022 08:50:00 +0000 Ukrainian general says war will be over by year’s end Ukrainian Major General Kyrylo Budanov has said he believes his country’s war with Russia will be over by the end of the year. “The breaking point will be in the second half of August,” he said in an exclusive interview with Sky News. “Most of […]]]>

Ukrainian general says war will be over by year’s end

Ukrainian Major General Kyrylo Budanov has said he believes his country’s war with Russia will be over by the end of the year.

“The breaking point will be in the second half of August,” he said in an exclusive interview with Sky News. “Most of the active combat actions will be completed by the end of this year.”

“As a result, we will renew Ukrainian power over all our territories that we have lost, including Donbass and Crimea,” he added.

The comments mark the most accurate prediction of the end of the war by a senior Ukrainian official.

Budanov, who is Ukraine’s military intelligence chief, also said a coup was already underway in Russia to overthrow President Vladimir Putin.

He said Russia’s defeat in Ukraine “will ultimately lead to the change of leadership of the Russian Federation. This process has already started and they are moving in this direction.”

—Katrina Bishop

Russian forces withdraw from Kharkiv, says Ukraine

Civilians walk past an old checkpoint in Kharkiv, Ukraine on May 12, 2022.

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Russian forces are withdrawing from the northeastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine announced in an operational update on Saturday.

“The Russian enemy did not carry out active hostilities in the direction of Kharkiv. Its main efforts were concentrated on the withdrawal of its troops from the city of Kharkiv, the maintenance of occupied positions and supply routes”, said Oleksandr Shtupun, spokesman for the army’s general staff. Ukrainian Armed Forces, said in an address on YouTube, according to a translation by NBC News.

Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, has come under heavy bombardment since Russia began its full-scale invasion in late February.

But the Ukrainian resistance has moved quickly in recent days, making territorial gains and driving the Russians out of town.

On Friday, the Pentagon said Ukraine was continuing to make progress in recovering towns and villages around Kharkiv.

“We have seen progress on their part in bringing Russian forces closer to the border and away from Kharkiv,” the official, who requested anonymity, said in a call with reporters.

—Katrina Bishop

Moscow will react if NATO brings nuclear forces closer to Russian border

Moscow will take adequate precautionary measures if NATO deploys nuclear forces and infrastructure closer to the Russian border, Russian news agencies quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko as saying on Saturday.

“It will be necessary to react (…) by taking adequate precautionary measures which would guarantee the viability of the deterrent”, declared Grushko, quoted by the Interfax agency.

Moscow has no hostile intentions towards Finland and Sweden and sees no “real” reasons for these two countries to join the NATO alliance, Grushko added.

He also reiterated the Kremlin’s earlier statement that Moscow’s response to a possible NATO expansion will depend on how close the alliance moves military assets to Russia and what infrastructure it deploys.

Finland’s plan to seek NATO membership, announced on Thursday, and the expectation that Sweden will follow, would lead to the expansion of the Western military alliance that Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed to prevent.


Rigged referendums ‘central element’ of Russian strategy in Ukraine, UK ministry says

A soldier inspects a damaged classroom on May 8, 2022 in Kherson Oblast, Ukraine. Most of the region remains occupied by the Russians.

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A request by authorities in Kherson, Ukraine, to join the Russian Federation is part of Moscow’s strategy to use rigged votes to bring Ukrainian regions under Russian control, the British Ministry of Defense said on Saturday.

“A central part of Russia’s original invasion plan was very likely to use rigged referendums to place the majority of Ukrainian regions under long-term pro-Russian rule,” the ministry said in a regular statement. information update.

The Kherson administration, which was imposed by Russia after its troops took control of the city in March, this week formally demanded that the Kherson region be incorporated into Russia.

“The fact that Russia succeeded only in imposing a pro-Russian local leadership in Kherson highlights the failure of the Russian invasion to advance its political goals in Ukraine,” the British ministry said.

Russia will “almost certainly” manipulate the results of any referendum held in Kherson to decide whether to leave Ukraine, the Defense Ministry has said.

The Russian Defense Ministry was not available for immediate comment.

Kherson sits on the Dnipro River near the Black Sea, just about 97 km from Crimea, which Russia recaptured when it last invaded Ukraine in 2014.

Invading Russian troops took control of Kherson at the start of the current war, but Ukrainians living there have nonetheless staged public protests against the occupation.

Ukraine’s military said in March that Russian troops used stun grenades and gunfire to disperse at least one such protest.

Moscow says its troops are not targeting civilians, despite overwhelming evidence that they have done so in Ukraine.

—Ted Kemp

War in Ukraine is about ‘future’ of Western countries, says Zelenskyy

Ukrainian infantrymen train May 9 in an area north of Kherson Oblast, most of which is controlled by Russia.

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that although the Ukrainians are doing everything they can to drive out the Russians, “no one today can predict how long this war will last.”

“It will unfortunately not only depend on our people, who are already giving their all,” he said in his nightly video address to the nation. “It will depend on our partners, on European countries, on the whole of the free world.”

He said he was grateful to everyone working to strengthen sanctions against Russia and increase military and financial support for Ukraine. “It’s the only recipe to protect freedom from Russian invasion. And for Western countries, it’s not just an expense. It’s not a question of accounting, it’s a question of coming.”

Zelenskyy said Ukraine shot down the 200th Russian aircraft of the war on Friday and he noted Russia’s heavy losses in tanks, armored vehicles, helicopters and drones.

“And what for? So that the statue of Lenin can stand a little longer in the temporarily occupied Genichesk? There is and can be no other result for Russia.”

In April, Russian forces restored the statue of Lenin in Genichesk, a town in the southern Kherson region.

Zelenskyy said Ukraine was engaged in “very difficult negotiations” to try to evacuate injured fighters trapped in the Mariupol steelworks. “We are talking about a large number of people. Of course, we are doing everything to evacuate everything else, every one of our defenders. We have already brought into the world all those who can be the most influential mediators.”

Zelenskyy said Ukrainian forces had recaptured towns and villages from Russian troops. He said work was underway to restore electricity, running water, telephone communications and social services.

— Associated Press

Russia suspends electricity exports to Finland

Russian utility company Inter RAO will cease electricity exports to Finland from Saturday, the company’s Finnish subsidiary announced.

RAO Nordic, the subsidiary that imports electricity from its Russian parent company, said it would stop supplying Finland as it has not received payment from Finnish sources in recent days.

“We are forced to note that for the volumes that have been sold on the Nord Pool exchange since May 6, the funds have not yet been credited to our bank account,” the company said in a statement. “This situation is exceptional and has occurred for the first time in more than twenty years of our commercial history.”

Electricity imports to Finland will be halted from 1 a.m. local time “for the time being,” Finnish grid operator Fingrid said in a separate statement, citing RAO Nordic.

“The lack of electricity imports from Russia will be compensated by importing more electricity from Sweden and producing more electricity in Finland,” said Reima Päivinen, senior vice president of power system operations at Fingrid.

Fingrid, a state-owned company, said electricity imported from Russia covers about 10% of Finland’s total consumption. The shutdown comes as Finland’s leaders warm to the idea of ​​joining NATO in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

Thomas Frank

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Missed a golden opportunity: 10 takeaways from Boston Celtics-Milwaukee Bucks Game 5 Thu, 12 May 2022 15:11:10 +0000 1. Sigh. Heavy sigh. Heavier sigh. The heaviest of sighs. The Boston Celtics “missed a golden opportunity” as Ime Udoka said after the game, after his team crumbled and gave up Game 5 to the Milwaukee Bucks. Boston now heads to Milwaukee with a major battle ahead of them. The Bucks have two chances to […]]]>

1. Sigh.

Heavy sigh.

Heavier sigh.

The heaviest of sighs.

The Boston Celtics “missed a golden opportunity” as Ime Udoka said after the game, after his team crumbled and gave up Game 5 to the Milwaukee Bucks. Boston now heads to Milwaukee with a major battle ahead of them. The Bucks have two chances to advance, while the Celtics need to win two.

That’s quite a significant difference.

The sad part? Everything was so avoidable. If the Celtics had made one more play anytime in the last eight minutes or so of the game, they would have control of the series.

Just one more game.

Instead, it was the defending champions who made every play in the streak. And now they can close it at home.

2. A little peak behind the Takeaways curtain. To keep track of what happened throughout the game, your trusty author runs a notes document. It’s full of live observations and reflections. Sometimes it’s individual games, sometimes individual players, sometimes it’s bigger themes of the game as a whole. Periodically, with the benefit of a re-watch, things will jump very differently than they seemed live, and those notes are adjusted or removed.

In a ho-hum regular season game, the document will be between 30 and 50 notes. For a big regular season or particularly interesting game, it’s between 50 and 60 ratings. In the playoffs, that jumps to around 75 ratings.

Game 5 had 88 notes, and that’s without those in the last five parts of the game.

Now? Few of these ratings really matter. They are almost all abandoned because of how the game ended. Such is life when you witness an epic meltdown.

3. To be fair: To crash, you have to play well first. For most of the three quarters, the Celtics played very well. Heck, even the first few minutes of the fourth quarter were pretty good.

The ball movement was solid. The defense was exceptional. Everyone who saw the floor contributed in some way, led by very strong efforts off the bench.

It used to be so great…until it wasn’t anymore.

4. Rather than going through a bunch of clips, we’re just going to offer some thoughts on how the 8:01 finale went. To be completely honest, your author doesn’t really have it in him to relive the play-by-play style of the game. Plus, who really wants that anyway?

Let’s start with why we choose 8:01 as the starting point.

With 8:15 to play, Payton Pritchard drove for a bucket over Grayson Allen to put Boston up 98-87. On the ensuing defensive possession, Al Horford stole the ball from Giannis Antetokounmpo and was fouled recovering the loose ball with 8:01 remaining.

From there, the Bucks beat Boston 23-9 to win the game.

Outscored 23-9 to close the game and potentially the series and the season.

5. Sticking with the “final 8:01” part, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s foul was the Bucks’ fourth team foul of the final period. Boston had an 11-point and free-throw lead for 8:01.

The Celtics made four free throws the rest of the way. All shot on two shooting fouls.

Four free throws while in the bonus for more than eight minutes. At home. While holding a double-digit lead.

It’s a stunning lack of attacking mindset. And that’s sort of endemic to the loss as a whole. Boston just couldn’t shut down a game they needed.

6. Besides the lack of free throws, the other offensive problem is that the Celtics simply stopped playing basketball with 8:01 left. Look at these numbers:

If the sight test didn’t tell you the Celtics had plenty of one- or no-pass possessions in the half-court offense, the numbers tell the story.

Boston went into this extreme time-killing style of play with a ton of time left in the fourth quarter. They rarely shot with more than five or six seconds on the clock. And most of them came out of isolation sets where one player, usually Jayson Tatum, was holding the ball.

It looked exactly like the shockingly bad late-game offense the Celtics ran against the Miami Heat in the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals. When things got tight in this series, Boston slowed down and is became this extreme ISO team and didn’t rush Miami with pace and ball movement. Hopefully it’s just a blip, but it was an ominous reminder, to say the least.

Finally, tied to this whole fence offense is shot selection. Boston took no three-pointers in the fourth quarter. Yes, the Celtics took a look at the rim, but they also shot 2 of 6 on a long deuce in the game’s final 8:01. It was ISO after ISO in two disputed and late features. The drive-and-kick game that had generated so many good looks was gone.

The Bucks are to be commended because they started to change some actions and that pushed Boston to those shots. But defensive tweaks or not, the Celtics just need to look better on the stretch than a contested long two with the clock running out.

7. Turnovers have been key in this series. Boston was excellent with their ball handling in the first half of Game 5. In the second half? Not really.

The Celtics had eight turnovers in the second half, including five in the fourth quarter. The first four turnovers directly allowed the Bucks to score 10 points. The last one caused the Bucks to miss the second or so remaining on the clock.

Throughout the series, live ball turnovers have plagued Boston. Milwaukee continually struggled to score against Boston’s half-court defense. But giving them points in transition hurt the Celtics hugely and did it again in the fourth quarter.

8. Related to the above, at least in part, was poor transition defense. Not only did Milwaukee score 10 fourth-quarter turnover points, but they added five more in transition during the period.

The maddening thing? Nine of those runs, plus another non-transition three-pointer, came on plays where the Bucks hit three-pointers while the Celtics complained to officials.

Twice Jayson Tatum was caught barking at the refs, while Jaylen Brown and Grant Williams were caught once each. Because they weren’t defending, Milwaukee was able to find shots in advantageous situations.

In a game that’s been very well officiated, with almost no controversy, that’s ridiculous. 12 points in the fourth quarter of a tight game because the players hired the officials instead of playing defense. It is inexplicable and unacceptable.

9. Finally, we will talk about the rebound, or better, the absence thereof. Milwaukee had 17 offensive rebounds, which they converted into 20 second-chance points. That’s a huge number in a three-point loss.

Yes, the focus will be on Bobby Portis returning with 11.4 seconds left. Failing to grab a rebound from a missed free throw was “inexcusable” in the words of Ime Udoka.

But you know what? This one wasn’t even that bad! Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart simply pushed the ball away from each other. And Portis was in the right place at the right time for the comeback.

There were several other occasions where Boston just didn’t block and the Bucks got snaps or easy ejections for wide-opening shots. On the contrary, the Celtics were lucky that the Bucks didn’t score more runs on second chances.

Allowing 17 offensive rebounds in what is essentially a must-play game is “a matter of pride,” as Marcus Smart said after the game.

10. It was tempting to focus on Marcus Smart’s play in the final stretch as one of the takeaways, but he, Ime Udoka, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown all said Boston’s final offensive set failed due to miscommunication. It seemed like no one but Smart and Derrick White were quite ready for the part, and it all went awry from there. Then Smart tried to play.

And dismiss Smart’s criticism of the final turnover. Just because you saw a static shot or a cropped camera angle in slow motion doesn’t mean that’s how the ground looks like the guy with the ball because he has two defenders running towards him in half court. There was a lot of shouting that the guys were open, but they really weren’t. Smart couldn’t have found Tatum on the cross-court from the most popular angle, as Giannis Antetokounmpo, just off-screen, was ready to pounce. It was a wild scramble game with no downtime.

Let’s move on. As Ime Udoka, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have all said versions of, “This show isn’t over.”

The Celtics have already won in Milwaukee, and they probably should have won twice. They didn’t, and that’s what counts with a 3-2 deficit. But they have another chance. It’s about bringing this series back to Boston now. Go home for game 7.

As Tatum said, the Celtics can’t win two on Friday night. They can only win one. Since the start of 2022, this team has shown resilience and focused solely on what’s next. It has to happen one more time. It’s all about winning Game 6. No matter what.

Game 6 takes place Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

GUEST BLOG: Pat O’Dea – Russia must stop this war! Thu, 05 May 2022 04:45:25 +0000 Vietnam War Declaration of Independence Martin Luther King jr. In 1967, however, in a speech given at the Riverside Church in New York, which many considered momentous, he declared his opposition to the war….. If Martin Luther King were alive today, I think that’s what he would say; Declaration of independence from the war in […]]]>

Vietnam War Declaration of Independence

Martin Luther King jr.

In 1967, however, in a speech given at the Riverside Church in New York, which many considered momentous, he declared his opposition to the war…..

If Martin Luther King were alive today, I think that’s what he would say;

Declaration of independence from the war in Ukraine

For most of the past four weeks, I had been moved to speak from the burnings of my own heart.
I called for a radical renouncement of the destruction of Ukraine. Some people have asked me about the wisdom of my path.

At the heart of their concerns, this question has often been heard;

“Why are you talking about the war? “Why do you join the forces of dissidence,” they ask. And I hear them, although I often understand the source of their concern, I am nevertheless very saddened, because such questions mean that the investigators do not know the world in which they live.

In light of such a tragic misunderstanding, I consider it critically important to try to spell out clearly why I think this war is unjust.

I do not wish to address Washington or NATO, but rather directly to the Russian people who, together with us, bear the greatest responsibility for the end of this conflict which has cost Ukraine and Russia dearly.

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As I walked among the angry, desperate and rejected, I told them that violence would not solve their problems. But, they asked, ‘What about nations using violence to solve their problems?’

Their questions struck me, and I knew I could never speak out against violence again, without first speaking clearly to the current biggest purveyor of violence in the world.

By now it should be clear and incandescent that no one in Russia who cares about integrity and life in their country can ignore the reality that there is a war going on in Ukraine. If their voices are silenced, if Russia’s soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read “Ukraine.” The soul of Russia can never be saved as long as it destroys the deepest hopes of people around the world.

And as I reflect on the madness of the war in Ukraine, I constantly think of the people of this country.
I am speaking now, not of the soldiers on either side, not of the junta in Moscow, but simply of the people who have been living under the curse of war for nearly two months.

I think of them because it is clear to me that there will be no meaningful solution until we try to know them and hear their broken cries.

Ukraine must see the Russians as strange liberators.

In 1991, in a national referendum, the Ukrainian people voted overwhelmingly for their independence. 84% of eligible voters turned out and 90% of them voted for independence from Russia.

The Russian leadership arrogantly decided that the Ukrainian people did not deserve independence. With this tragic decision, they rejected the democratic decision of a people seeking self-determination and an independent government established, not by America and NATO, but by clearly indigenous forces, which yes included extremists far right.

Less than 2% of Ukrainians voted for the far right in their country’s 2019 elections, but some people, even in the West, insist on labeling the Ukrainian people with the general name of “Nazi” to justify Russia’s war against him.

Based on this lie, under the Russian attack, millions of people had to walk away sadly and apathetically, leaving their homeland to become refugees.
They know they must leave or be destroyed by Russian bombs.

At this point, I must clarify that although I have tried here to give a voice to the voiceless in Ukraine, and to understand the argument of those who would call them Nazis. I am deeply concerned about Russian soldiers like anything else. Because it seems to me that what they are subjecting themselves to in Ukraine is not just the process of brutality that happens in any war. But that’s not for a good reason. Even some of the shrewdest Russian military leaders know their government has sent its soldiers into an unjust war.

One way or another, this madness has to end.

The world is appalled.

The great initiative of this war is that of Russia.

The initiative to stop this war must go to Russia

Pat O’Dea is a trade unionist and human rights activist.

Horror of Putin as Russian TV shows 3-minute simulation of nuclear strike on UK | World | News Mon, 02 May 2022 05:36:50 +0000 Russia’s Victory Parade celebrated annually on May 9 to commemorate the anniversary of the USSR’s defeat by the Nazis in World War II could be embarrassing for President Vladimir Putin, reports have warned. The parade in Moscow has traditionally become a show of military power and might for Russia, but after the conflict in Ukraine […]]]>

Russia’s Victory Parade celebrated annually on May 9 to commemorate the anniversary of the USSR’s defeat by the Nazis in World War II could be embarrassing for President Vladimir Putin, reports have warned.

The parade in Moscow has traditionally become a show of military power and might for Russia, but after the conflict in Ukraine and the losses Russia has suffered, the parade may seem much more sparse.

There will be fewer soldiers, armored vehicles, tanks and self-propelled artillery vehicles and, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, there will be no T-80BVM tanks, Solntsepek flamethrower equipment or Pantsir-S anti-aircraft systems due to their continued use. in the conflict.

Compared to the 191 military vehicles that paraded last year, about 130 vehicles will be on display this year.

Meanwhile, 2,000 fewer service members will participate in this year’s parade compared to last year’s 12,000.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the lack of military equipment at the parade demonstrates how badly the Russian military has suffered in the war.

He said: “Yes, they still have missiles to hit on our territory, but this war has already weakened Russia so much that they have to plan even less military equipment for the parade in Moscow.”

Kazakh commentator Sulushash Magzieva even said that Putin’s conflict with Ukraine had destroyed and “evaporated” the “mirage” of Russian military strength in former Soviet states.

After a call from Dak Prescott, receiver Jalen Tolbert had a feeling he was going to be a Cowboy – Dallas Cowboys Blog Sat, 30 Apr 2022 13:41:29 +0000 FRISCO, Texas — When Jalen Tolbert answered the phone a few days ago, he thought it was someone from the Dallas Cowboys confirming his number in case they picked him in the NFL Draft. Turns out it was Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. “I answered and he was like ‘Jalen’ and I was like ‘What’s up?’ […]]]>

FRISCO, Texas — When Jalen Tolbert answered the phone a few days ago, he thought it was someone from the Dallas Cowboys confirming his number in case they picked him in the NFL Draft.

Turns out it was Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

“I answered and he was like ‘Jalen’ and I was like ‘What’s up?’ And he says, ‘It’s Dak Prescott. How are you?'” Said Tolbert, the wide receiver from southern Alabama who was selected in the third round by the Cowboys on Friday at No. 88 overall. “For a minute it was like a surreal moment because I didn’t know quarterbacks would call prospects, but it was an awesome, great experience.”

Prescott spoke with Tolbert for about 20 minutes, “and I think we immediately vibrated on the phone, connected right there.”

The Cowboys considered Tolbert in the second round before selecting Ole Miss pass thrower Sam Williams. They were happy to see him available in the third round. He caught 82 passes for 1,474 yards and eight touchdowns last season, including a seven-catch, 143-yard effort against Tennessee.

“We talked about my past relationships with my quarterbacks,” Tolbert said. “We talked about my strengths on and off the court, the challenges I had to overcome. Also what I could bring to the table. Dak was asking me if he could put me to X on my own in a three par a or if I could go to the niche between CeeDee [Lamb] or Michael [Gallup]. All this we just talked about.

At the end of the conversation, Prescott told Tolbert to call him if he needed anything.

“I’m definitely going to call him tonight, let him know I’m ready to play,” Tolbert said. “I need the playbook.”

The Cowboys have used their quarterbacks in previous draft ratings. Troy Aikman participated in practices with David LaFleur and Tony Gonzalez before the 1997 draft. In 2013, Tony Romo reviewed a number of receivers and tight ends and the Cowboys selected Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams in the second and third rounds .

“For me, it was a Dak thing,” vice president of player personnel Will McClay said. “The importance of him to the organization, he reached out and said, ‘Hey, here’s some guys to do your thing with,’ because we’re over 50 here. We have a feeling and a feeling on [players] and the guys who are in the locker room pick up trends too and it was important for a great person like him to reach out to those guys.

Prescott’s call wasn’t the only indication of the Cowboys’ interest in Tolbert. Wide receivers coach Robert Prince put him through private training.

“I showed that I could retain information and be able to make runs through the Cowboys system,” he said. “And then after I remember asking [Prince], ‘Hey, Coach, what can I work on?’ and he was like, ‘I’ll tell you when we make you a Cowboy.’ I got a little hint there.

The Cowboys were in dire need of a receiver after trading Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns and losing Cedrick Wilson in free agency to the Miami Dolphins. Gallup has re-signed with the team for a five-year contract, but is expected to miss at least a few games after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee late last season. The Cowboys added James Washington as a free agent but needed more help.

And Tolbert comes with Prescott’s approval.

“I know Michael Gallup is a receiver that goes out there like me and I know CeeDee is able to break tackles and play physically like me,” Tolbert said, “so I’m excited to learn from those two guys and be able to get to work.”

Thursday GFN: Play Lost Ark on GeForce NOW Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:19:45 +0000 It’s a jam-packed GFN Thursday. This week brings the popular free-to-play action role-playing game lost ark to gamers on almost any device, streaming on GeForce NOW. And that’s not all. GFN Thursday also offers an improved experience in the 2.0.40 update. M1-based MacBooks, iMacs, and Mac Minis are now natively supported. Additionally, Membership Gift Cards […]]]>

It’s a jam-packed GFN Thursday.

This week brings the popular free-to-play action role-playing game lost ark to gamers on almost any device, streaming on GeForce NOW. And that’s not all.

GFN Thursday also offers an improved experience in the 2.0.40 update. M1-based MacBooks, iMacs, and Mac Minis are now natively supported.

Additionally, Membership Gift Cards can now be redeemed for RTX 3080, a Membership Reward for the “Hero Edition” of Guild Wars 2 and 14 new games are joining the GeForce NOW library this week.

Embark on an Odyssey

Visit Arkesia, the vast and vibrant world of lost arknow streaming on PC, Mac, Chromebook and more with GeForce NOW.

Explore new lands and encounter vibrant cultures, strange creatures and unexpected wonders waiting to be discovered. Search for lost treasures in dungeons, test your mettle in epic quests, show your strength in intense raids against enemies and face off in expert PvP duels. Do it all solo, in a group with friends or with other players in this huge open world.

Forge your own destiny on almost any device. Play according to your fighting style with iconic character classes – each with their own distinct abilities – at up to 1440p or 1600p and 120fps on PC and up to 4K on SHIELD TV with an RTX 3080 subscription.

Choose weapons and equipment to help you on your mobile gaming journey on the go. Immerse yourself in non-combat skills, crafting, guilds, social systems, and other rich features that bring the world to life, even streaming to a MacBook at up to 1600p or an iMac at up to 1440p.

The adventure is yours. Stream it all on GeForce NOW.

Take it to the next level with the GeForce NOW 2.0.40 update

The latest cloud update allows the macOS GeForce NOW application to natively support the Apple M1 chip. This update delivers lower power consumption, faster application startup times, and a high overall GeForce NOW experience on M1-based MacBooks, iMacs, and Mac Minis.

Enjoy PC games on almost any device.

Upgrading brings additional benefits to members.

Members can more easily discover new games to play in the app with the addition Genre line at the bottom of the Games menu. Useful sorting options include the ability to see All the games available in specific regions and by device type, and several filters can help narrow down the list.

Finally, members can enjoy an improved streaming stats overlay that now includes server-side rendering frame rates. Overlay quickly switches between Standard/Compact/Off using hotkey CTRL+N. Members can complete their entire login process at in the same browser tab.

Give the gift of the game

What’s better than playing with the power of a GeForce RTX 3080? Try giving that power to a loved one, streaming from the cloud.

Gift Cards on GeForce NOW
This is the gift that continues to give players.

GeForce NOW RTX 3080 subscriptions are now available as digital gift cards with two-, three-, and six-month options. GeForce NOW Membership Gift Cards can be used to redeem either an RTX 3080 subscription or a Priority subscription, depending on the recipient’s preference, so you can’t go wrong.

Spoil a special gamer in your life by giving them access to the cloud on their devices or bringing a friend to the service to party and play.

Gift cards can be added to an existing GeForce NOW account or redeemed for a new one. Existing Founders, Priority, and RTX 3080 members will see the number of months added to their accounts. For more information, visit the GeForce NOW website.

Heroic Quality Rewards

This week, members can receive the “Heroic Edition” of ArenaNet’s critically acclaimed free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game Guild Wars 2. the Guild Wars 2 “Heroic Edition” comes with a full trove of goodies, including the Suit of Legacy Armor, an 18-slot inventory expansion, and four heroic boosters.

Guild Wars 2 Heroic Edition on GeForce NOW
You bring the heroism, we’ll bring the rewards in Guild Wars 2.

Getting membership rewards for cloud game streaming is easy. Log into your NVIDIA account and select “GEFORCE NOW” in the header, scroll down to “REWARDS” and click the “UPDATE REWARDS SETTINGS” button. Check the box in the dialog window that appears to start receiving special offers and in-game gifts.

Sign up for the GeForce NOW newsletter, including notifications when rewards are available, by logging into your NVIDIA account and selecting “PREFERENCES” in the header. Check “Gaming & Entertainment” and “GeForce NOW” under topic preferences.

No time like recess

Dune Spice Wars on GeForce NOW
Lead your faction and fight for control of the harsh desert planet of Arrakis.

To top it off, GFN Thursday has new games to play, as always. Members can look for the following 14 games set to stream this week:

  • Dune: The Spice Wars (New version on Steam)
  • Holomento (New version on Steam)
  • prehistoric kingdom (New version on Steam and Epic Games Store)
  • Romans: Age of Caesar (New version on Steam)
  • craft sea (New version on Steam)
  • Trigon: space history (New version on Steam)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Blood Hunt (New version on Steam)
  • Conan Exiles (Epic Games Store)
  • Crawl (Steam)
  • Flashing Lights – Police, Firefighting & Emergency Services Simulator (Steam)
  • Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition (Steam)
  • Jupiter Hell (Steam)
  • lost ark (Steam)
  • CRESTA SOIL (Steam)

Finally, we have a question for you this week and only accept wrong answers. Let us know what you think Twitter or in the comments below:

RAPTORS BLOG: On the rise of Siakam, the Thad Young Game and Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes Sun, 24 Apr 2022 21:08:04 +0000 Breadcrumb Links Toronto Raptors Sports NBA Basketball Publication date : April 24, 2022 • 52 minutes ago • 3 minute read • Join the conversation Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam #43 walks off the field after their win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Scotiabank Arena on April […]]]>

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The Raptors survived to fight another day thanks to a brilliant performance from Pascal Siakam, Thad Young’s best game as a Raptor, more good work from Chris Boucher and Precious Achiuwa and timely returns from Gary Trent Jr. ( who ultimately looked like himself) and Scottie Barnes (who wasn’t 100%, but was good enough to make major contributions).

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They were able to withstand a frustrating short pass from Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby’s first out of the series, 42% outside shots by the Sixers and the worst outside shot in the series by the Raptors.

Some additional thoughts:

– Young was outstanding pretty much from the moment he checked in. The Raptors might still regret going down on draft night to land Young if they miss a prospect they love, but at least they know they’re not winning this game if they don’t make that deal. They will need more Young the rest of the way. On defense, it offers a nice and different look to throw at Embiid. On offense, he’s another big man who can confidently act as a secondary ball handler to relieve Siakam/Barnes/Anunoby/Achiuwa if VanVleet is unavailable or remains limited.

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– Toronto is now 8-0 in the playoffs when Siakam scores at least 25 points and went 12-2 this regular season while scoring at least 30.

– Toronto won its seventh straight Game 4 of a playoff series.

– I thought Khem Birch provided a good six minutes to start the game. He had three rebounds during that span and helped hold off Embiid early. Birch was part of the reason Embiid looked horrible early on, as he missed his first five shots. Still, Birch never returned to the game. We didn’t ask about that afterward because there was plenty more to say, but we imagined his offensive limitations were the reason. With no playmaker available in the second half (VanVleet was out and Malachi Flynn and Dalano Banton just aren’t ready for those stakes yet), they needed a big one who could handle the ball a bit. It meant either Siakam, Barnes, Anunoby, Young or Achiuwa. Or they needed a shooting threat (like Boucher). Plus, Birch gets nearly all of his pick-and-roll offense with VanVleet or on put-backs. Without VanVleet (or Kyle Lowry before that), Birch won’t get the necessary short shots, layups or alley-oops.

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– Barnes’ winning Rookie of the Year was a different experience than the Raptors’ first two winners. Damon Stoudamire fired out of the gate and posted huge numbers all year to win dominantly over former rookie Arvydas Sabonis and No. 1 pick Joe Smith (the high school version of me remembers Jerry Stackhouse was more in the mix than he actually was).

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Vince Carter’s year was even more dominant than Stoudamire’s. Carter got 113 of 118 votes for first place and his victory was never in doubt.

Barnes took a different route, slow and steady with a strong finish, to pass Evan Mobley. If you could eliminate the first month of the year and add another, Cade Cunningham seemed set to make things very interesting.


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Vince Carter- 1

Scottie Barnes – 1

Charly Villanueva – 2

Andrea Bargnani – 2

Morris Peterson – 5

Chris Bosch – 5

Jamario Moon – 5

Terence Davis- 6

Jonas Valanciunas – 9

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Live Scores, Updates, Stats, Video, Stream, Result, News, Blog Sat, 23 Apr 2022 05:38:00 +0000 The Western Bulldogs and Adelaide Crows meet in Ballarat to open the AFL action on Saturday, with the game set to be a real test of whether the Crows are genuinely in the top eight. The Bulldogs (2-3, 100.7%) found form in the 68-point Good Friday win over North Melbourne last week. But Luke Beveridge’s […]]]>

The Western Bulldogs and Adelaide Crows meet in Ballarat to open the AFL action on Saturday, with the game set to be a real test of whether the Crows are genuinely in the top eight.

The Bulldogs (2-3, 100.7%) found form in the 68-point Good Friday win over North Melbourne last week.

But Luke Beveridge’s side have been dealt a cruel blow with Tim English’s hamstring injury as Stefan Martin enters for his first game of 2022, while Lachie Hunter and Mitch Wallis also exit for personal reasons.

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The Crows (2-3, 94.8%) picked up a big win over the Tigers last week to breathe new life into their season despite Rory Sloane’s fall with a season-ending ACL injury.

Following the victory, Fox Footy commentator Dwayne Russell said the Crows appeared to be a “threat to the final”.

This match kicks off at 1:45 PM AEST from Mars Stadium.

Watch it live on Fox Footy on channel 504.


There were no late changes on either side, with Rhylee West (Bulldogs) and Will Hamill (Crows) being named medical replacements.

Adelaide had the early ascendancy of the territory, leading to Lachie Sholl’s first goal of the game after winning a free-kick before Shane McAdam produced a brilliant instant goal to leave the Bulldogs stunned.

And when the Bulldogs went forward, Adelaide’s leading defenders made several interceptions, while at the other end Ned McHenry applied “fierce” pressure, according to Bulldogs legend Brad Johnson.

“Very good closing pressure from the Crows. They’re here to play,” Brownlow medalist Gerard Healy told Fox Footy.

Johnson added, “They’re outperforming the Bulldogs.”

As the Crows were hot, star rookie Jordan Dawson climbed high to take a spectacular catch.

The Bulldogs started to win more footy as the first term progressed, leading to their first goal through Jamarra-Ugle Hagan before Adam Treloar kicked in a terrific goal on the run and Aaron Naughton found some the space to kick a set-piece goal and give the Chiens the lead in the quarter.

In the last 10 minutes of the first trm, the Bulldogs went to 80% efficiency on foot compared to 45% for Adelaide.

“A big change has come in this game,” Healy told Fox Footy.

“The Bulldogs’ kicks in the first 15 minutes weren’t up to par and their entries in the front 50 weren’t up to par. But in the last 10 minutes, they just flipped the switch and hit targets.

Adelaide hit the scoreboard first early in the second term, with Taylor Walker in the right place at the right time to score his first goal of the game.

But scoring was hard to come by as both teams struggled for pace with their ball movement.

“It’s been a good old fight this term,” Healy said.

The Crows were dealt a blow midway through the quarter when in-form striker Lachlan Gollant was forced off the pitch with a nosebleed after coming under friendly fire from a teammate.

Adelaide had the upper hand at the start of the third term. Tremendous ball movement allowed McAdam to take a solid contested mark and score a goal from a set piece to put Adelaide back in front.

The Dogs momentarily broke free of the Crows’ pressure, moving the ball with speed down the wing to set up Naughton’s second goal against the breeze and against the tide of the game.

But Gollant, who had recovered from the second-term friendly shot, then pushed forward and kicked in from a set piece to give Adelaide a break.

“They’re on a mission the Crows and they’ve given themselves a great platform,” Healy said.

The momentum returned in favor of the Dogs late in the quarter, with Josh Schache netting an opportunistic goal just before the third quarter to be within three points of Adelaide.

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Adelaide’s biggest signing of the offseason could help him become a real threat in the finals – and he’s not even a player.

The Crows were one of the most active teams during last year’s AFL trade period, trapping Swan gun Jordan Dawson during the trade period and using his first draft pick to signing exciting striker Josh Rachele, who is emerging as an early candidate for the rising star.

But the acquisition of fitness guru Darren Burgess may ultimately be the Crows’ most significant acquisition.

Burgess – a highly regarded high performance manager in world sport having worked for Arsenal and Liverpool in the English Premier League as well as spells in Port Adelaide and Melbourne – signed with the Crows in September last year.

After helping the Demons secure their drought premiership, Burgess joined Adelaide as he returned home to South Australia for family reasons.

Six rounds in the Crows’ 2022 campaign and its influence on the team, according to Bulldogs games record holder Brad Johnson, is evident.

Against the Bulldogs on Saturday, Johnson was very impressed with the Crows’ work rate, which showed the Dogs both offensively and defensively. He said Adelaide’s work rate was “on another level”.

“I think it’s the Burgess effect, definitely,” Johnson told Fox Footy.

“He makes an impact wherever he goes in terms of a consistent quarter-to-quarter work rate for the clubs he’s involved with.

“They are extremely fit, this young team from Adelaide. They still have stages to cross in the years to come, but because of the stops and the traffic jams, they are the first to react and break with rapidity.

Three-time Prime Minister striker Cameron Mooney, who was borderline Fox Footy on Saturday, had a ringside seat to Adelaide’s relentless defence.

“With their fitness, you can tell with the pressure they’re putting on the pitch right now, it’s huge,” Mooney told Fox Footy.


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Recap of episode 7 of season 7 of The Masked Singer: Who was unmasked? Thu, 21 Apr 2022 01:02:00 +0000 Host Nick Cannon welcomes Group C to ‘The Masked Singer’ stage on Wednesday night, where Baby Mammoth, Jack in the Box, Prince, Queen Cobra and Space Bunny sang their hearts out for the first time. Who was forced to kidnap him in front of America? And did The Good, The Bad or The Cuddly lose […]]]>

Host Nick Cannon welcomes Group C to ‘The Masked Singer’ stage on Wednesday night, where Baby Mammoth, Jack in the Box, Prince, Queen Cobra and Space Bunny sang their hearts out for the first time. Who was forced to kidnap him in front of America? And did The Good, The Bad or The Cuddly lose another member of their clan?

TO SEE Good, Bad and Cuddly Costumes Revealed for ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 7

Below, read our minute-by-minute “The Masked Singer” recap of Season 7, Episode 7, titled “Don’t Mask, Don’t Tell – The Good, The Bad, and The Hug – Round 3,” to find out what it is. which happened on Wednesday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to talk in the comments section about your favorite costumed characters from the Fox reality show and who you think has what it takes to win the whole contest. Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger featured as panelists.

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Keep refreshing/reloading this “The Masked Singer” live blog for the most recent updates.

20:00 — “Previously on ‘The Masked Singer’!” In Episode 6, Ringmaster moved on to the Season 7 finale after a powerful rendition of “I Will Always Love You”. This meant his two remaining contestants were forced to unmask, revealing dog the bounty hunter like Armadillo and Jennifer Holiday like Miss Teddy. Who will be revealed in tonight’s first look at Group C? Let’s go!

8:05 p.m. – The first is Team Good with the Prince. This prince actually looks like a toad, but he’s still very majestic! Let’s take a look at Prince’s “cluemercial”. Prince showcases his ‘toadal’ body workout, saying, “I’ve been working out my frog legs all my life, and nothing has gotten me in better shape than my workout video. With signature moves like the kick water lily and reach and curvature. Don’t be shy, work those thighs! I’m a lean green workout machine and you can do it. For just 18 easy payments of $20.06. Visual cues throughout of this package include the planet Mars in the prince’s training studio, a shaken teddy bear, a large ring on his finger and a thigh master.

8:10 pm — Prince makes a grand entrance on stage to sing “La Copa De La Vida” by Ricky Martin and the party is officially on! Not only does he give us vocals, but Prince Toad swings those hips and dances for the crowd. This guy is a versatile performer and a threat to the Season 7 trophy. He says, “I’ve played in front of a lot of people, many times, but this has to be the craziest performance I’ve ever been in. . I’m happy to be back on a team and hope to knock it out of the park. This leads to the following assumptions: Enrique Iglesias (Ken), Derek Jeter (Robin) or Alex Rodriguez (Jenny). Prince receives a special video greeting from the actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who calls herself his last daughter before declaring, “Your queen loves you, prince.” She’s known as the “Scream Queen”, so is there a connection to horror?

8:15 p.m. — Team Cuddly is next with Baby Mammoth. What an adorable furry pink baby. What does its advertising index say? “Does being stuck in the Ice Age leave your hair looking dull, dry and downright ghastly? That was me, until I discovered it takes two products to not only boost my confidence , but also for my hair. Introducing my state-of-the-art Mammpoo and Conditioner. Being so fabulous and hairy, I need my hair to match the star that I am inside. Strong, unbreakable and iconic. Repair millennia of damage with just one use. From my nose to my toes, I know my hair care routine will never end. Visual clues in this package include a man with a pink wig , a silver medal with a “2” on it, a matchbook, and cheerleaders.

8:20 p.m. — Tonight, Baby Mammoth sings “Walkin’ After Midnight” by Patsy Cline. This little mammoth can certainly carry a tune, but it doesn’t sound like a professional singer. His voice is hoarse and restrained. Baby Mammoth says, “They said I could do anything I wanted here except poop on stage. Although you can poop in the circus, you are not allowed to participate in this show. She also says, “I feel very good, because even though I got a lot of money, I want to go for the gold!” This leads the panel to make the following assumptions: Nancy Kerrigan (Ken), Kathleen Turner (Nicole) or Rachel Ray (Robin).

8:25 p.m. – Team Bad then heads to the stage with Queen Cobra. What does its advertising index have to say? “If you’re a bad guy who’s always on the run, or a good guy who spoils the fun. When you need fuel for your epic nights or a boost for those action-packed fights. The best thing to wake up villains is Reptile Roast in your cup. It’s the perfect mix for any adventure. Make yourself an espresso with Reptile Roast, which has been going bad since 1990.” Visuals throughout the clue pack include a running burglar with a bag of money, TWO Queen cobras, a rocket, Captain Hook, action heroes, a Batman coffee mug and a framed photo of bradley cooper.

8:30 p.m. — Tonight, Queen Cobra sings “Good as Hell” by Lizzo. There are six Cobras on stage, but only one sings so I don’t think there is any trickery. She’s definitely that “diva” quality and Robin instantly says, “I know that voice.” Queen Cobra is a fantastic singer and her stage just keeps going up and up until she is terrifying in the tunes without a string. She was a pro though and was brought down safely. Cobra says, “I’m here to keep you all on your toes and guessing. And attack the competition! So get ready for some action. The panel has the following guesses for Queen Cobra: Jada Pinkett Smith & Willow Smith, Brandy & Monica (Jenny) or Anne Hathaway (Ken).

8:35 p.m. – Team Bad Rep is now Jack in the Box. He has no clues, but sings “Bad to the Bone” from Joe Thorogood and the Destroyers. He is definitely not a good singer and has no musicality. It’s like a weird bird that came out of that box. At least he is really attached to the character!

8:40 p.m. — Oh, I guess his wink is after his performance. Weird. Anyway, in the advertising clue, it says, “Hey, people! Old Jack in the box here. Are you feeling romantic? Do you feel impulsive? Awesome! Me too! At My Lovebirds Driving Wedding Chapel, you can have your wedding on wheels. Even though I’m a villain, I love love. I love celebrating weddings. Heck, I’ve done it over 200 times! At the lovebirds, we welcome all partners, even goodies and hugs. Run for our main package. Two weddings for the price of one. Now accepts crypto and Paypal. The party never stops with Jack in the Box! Visual clues in this package include a book that lists the four seasons, a judge’s gavel, red roses, Irish football (Notre Dame?), two candy wedding rings, a spaceship and a red wagon that says “Just Married “. When Nick asks Jack if they know each other, he replies, “No, but I’m glad to meet you. Been in this box forever. Do you think it’s fun to be in this club? I am often put in a box. The panel makes the following assumptions: Robert Duval (Faucet), Elon Musk (Ken) or Joe Pesci (Jenny).

8:45 p.m. — The last singer of the evening is Space Bunny from Team Cuddly. What does it say in its ad index? “Are you tired of a long career pioneering across the galaxy? Are you sleepy, groggy, and don’t always feel cuddly? Be a hero and cover all your bases with Space Boost Energy Drink. Extreme long-lasting energy without side effects. Space Boost Energy Drink, the best fuel to save the day. It’s out of this world! Visual clues in this package include a bee buzzing around it. A red handprint. A man sleeping at his A basketball surrounded by flames.

8:50 p.m. — Space Bunny sings “Jump in the Line” by Harry Belafonte. He’s not a terrible singer, but I don’t know if he’s necessarily a professional. It looks like he can really sing reggae music and it just keeps getting better as he goes. I have no idea who it could be. Space Bunny is fun! He would get my vote. He says, “I aim for the moon in everything I do. I like the wardrobe. Then Nick said, “Do I know you, Space Bunny?” and he replies: “No, but I know you!” The panelists guess the following: Damien Lillard or Sean-Paul (Robin) or james lebron (Nicole).

8:59 p.m. — It’s time for one of these five singers to unmask. The masked celebrity with the fewest votes is Jack in the Box. The others live to sing another day. Before Jack in the Box reveals itself, the panel makes final guesses: Joe Pesci (Jenny), Robert Duvall (Robin), Elon Musk (Ken) and Al-Roker (Nicole). Finally, Jack removes his mask and reveals himself to be Rudy Giulani! It’s the most embarrassing reveal I’ve seen on “The Masked Singer” and the panelists aren’t quite sure how to react. Eventually, Jenny and Nicole have fun with the whole situation, but Ken doesn’t even stay for Rudy’s farewell performance, stating, “I’m done,” before walking off set. It’s a wrap for tonight!

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