Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Lissa HarrisWARNING: SPOILERS DEAD AHEAD!!!Glenn is alive. This big fat cat was let out of the bag in Sunday night’s episode of The Walking Dead. Glenn’s fate was one of the best cliff hangers this season, but Sunday night’s cliff hanger came in at a close second. Since this big reveal, the virtual world has imploded in an attempt to either laud or vilify Glenn’s escape under a dumpster after he used Nicholas’ body as an edible shield.This was one of the show’s most dramatic moments but not one of its most important.A few weeks ago I argued for the paramountcy of episode 4, “Here’s Not Here,” the relatively slow-paced back-story on how Morgan had acquired his “all life is precious” ideology.The debate between “kill or be killed” and “all life is precious” has been the show’s meat and potatoes all along, so to speak, and as we head toward next week’s mid-season finale, the writers’ are gearing up to serve us the main course.Last Sunday’s episode 7, “Heads Up,” gives us a variety of ways to look at this issue. Here’s how Morgan, Rick, Carol and Michonne discuss Morgan’s decision to let some members of the Wolves gang live after they attacked him. Rick argues with him: “Do you really think you can do that without getting blood on your hands?” Morgan’s painfully honest answer is: “I don’t know.”There is a brief exchange between Sam, the son of Dr. Pete, the killer in the season 5 finale, and Carol, TWD’s resident Grinch whose heart is three sizes too small. Sam asks Carol, “If you kill people, do you turn into one of the monsters?”But Carol misunderstands the questions and answers him the only way she possibly could. “The only thing that keeps you from becoming a monster is killing,” she explains.In another scene, Rick and Tara save bone-head Spencer, who is trying to exit Alexandria via a zip line that eventually, inevitably, snaps. Deanna, former leader of Alexandria, asks Rick why he bothered to save Spencer instead of using him as a decoy to save the others. Rick explains that he saved Spencer because he is her son and he values Deanna’s friendship.“Wrong answer,” Deanna tells him, implying that she thinks Rick saved Spencer because he’s really a good person who values human life.Does this mean that when push comes to shove, Rick subscribes to Morgan’s philosophy that “all life is precious”?I would say that the show’s writers lean toward Morgan’s side of the debate. Each scene described above would suggest it. To me, this is the episode’s big reveal. Oh sure, they have nine more episodes to play with our emotions and keep us flip-flopping on the ideological scale between survival of the fittest and respect for all living things.But we know where our beloved characters are going to land. Even amid the terror and the fear that comes from their dire predicament, their humanity depends upon their ability to show compassion and trust toward their fellow human beings. They are prepared to accept the possibility that their good will may be taken advantage of, rather than allow their connection to each other to be overruled by dread and hatred. As The Walking Dead has shown us since the very first episode, their vulnerability is their greatest asset because it creates inexhaustible courage. And with limitless bravery, our heroes can face any obstacle, even a church tower collapsing on their wall.
Comment Arsenal were beaten by Wolves on Wednesday evening (PA Wire)‘That’s how bad Manchester United have fallen – we’re praising them because of their attitude.‘So because of that reason and because Arsenal have got two away games, and they’ve been hopeless away from home, Tottenham are in and probably Chelsea.‘I would expect Man United to win their last two games against Huddersfield and Cardiff but I still don’t think that will be enough.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Apr 2019 6:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link43Shares Advertisement Advertisement Alan Shearer backs Chelsea to beat Arsenal and Manchester United in Premier League top-four race Alan Shearer is backing Chelsea to finish fourth in the Premier League (Optus Sport)Alan Shearer believes Chelsea will secure a top-four finish alongside Tottenham in the Premier League with Manchester United and Arsenal missing out.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side suffered another setback on Wednesday evening as they were beaten 2-0 by Manchester City at Old Trafford.Meanwhile, Arsenal also failed to bounce back after their loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat away to Wolves.With three games remaining, Spurs currently sit third on 70 points, while Chelsea, who drew at home to Burnley on Monday evening, are in fourth spot with 67 points.ADVERTISEMENTAnd Shearer believes United and Arsenal will not have enough to overhaul Spurs or Chelsea, who face Solskjaer’s side on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side were beaten by Man City (AMA/Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdvertisementAdvertisementAsked to name the two teams who will make up the final top-four places, Shearer told Optus Sport: ‘Probably Chelsea, only because the lack of form from the others.‘We’re sat here talking about Manchester United and the first thing we talk about tonight [after the defeat to Man City] is: ‘at least they put the effort in’.
England will meet Ireland at Southerndown in Wales today to decide the destination of the Seniors Home Internationals. Both teams are unbeaten after the first two days of competition and England will be aiming to halt Ireland’ s march to a fifth successive title. In yesterday’s matches, the Irish overcame Scotland 5-4 while England beat Wales 6-3, repeating their scoreline of the previous day over the Scots. The foundation of England’s win was established in the morning when they won all three foursomes games. The all-Hertfordshire pair of John Ambridge and Doug Cameron beat Jeff Thomas and Paul Bloomfield 3 and 2 while Charles Banks and Les Bruckner achieved the same scoreline over Glyn Rees and Gary Huggett. It was left to Tyrone Carter and Chris Reynolds to complete the whitewash with a 4 and 3 victory over Nigel Evans and Andrew Williams. The singles proved much closer and resulted in a 3-3 scoreline with the contests between Andrew Stracey and Rees and between Banks and Evans finishing all square. Bruckner maintained his unbeaten run with a 4 and 3 win over Huggett and Ambridge overcame Thomas 5 and 4. But Wales took the other two games, Bloomfield beating Cameron 3 and 2, while Williams secured a 4 and 3 victory over Reynolds. Image Chris Reynolds Copyright Tom Ward. 20 Sep 2012 England face Ireland in Seniors Home Internationals showdown
Reese Tambellini of Nelson and Bradley Ross of Trail also scored for Kootenay.Curt Doyle of Nelson was solid between the pipes for Kootenay.“We deserved a better outcome on Sunday,” Jones said.“I was proud of the kids.”Saturday, Valley West held period leads of 3-0 and 5-0 before coasting to the win.Ben Evanish scored three times to lead the Hawks.“It was a total tem struggle on Saturday from the goalies to defencemen to the forwards,” Jones admits.Kootenay, consisting of players from Castlegar, Cranbrook, Trail, Nakusp, Nelson, Vernon, Vanderhoof and Vancouver, is back on the road again, heading Saturday to Kelowna to meet the fourth-place Okanagan Rockets in the first game of a weekend series.Jones is hopeful the Ice players can feed off of Sunday’s strong play.“If continue Sunday’s efforts (this weekend) we should be able to come away with points.”Kootenay is currently tenth in the 11-team league, with a record of 1-6-1.Next home game for the Ice is October 31 when Cariboo Cougars visit the NDCC Arena. The Kootenay Ice rebounded from a lackluster performance to come close to knocking off the Valley West Hawks in BC Hockey Major Midget League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The Hawks rallied from a first period deficit to edge the Ice 5-4.The opening game of the two-game series was no contest as Valley West skated to an 8-0 shutout.“Finally played a solid 60 minutes,” said Ice coach Brian Jones following Sunday’s one-goal loss.“Just shows we can compete with the best in the league with that consistent effort.”Kootenay led 2-1 after the first period as Connor Seib of Trail and Hunter Floris of Vanderhoof scored just over a minute apart to erase a 1-0 Valley West lead.The Hawks outscored Kootenay 2-1 in the second period to send the teams into the dressing room tied at 3-3.The teams exchanged goals early in the third before Josh Bruce scored the winning goal midway through the frame.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2016)–Sent hard from the gate, trainer Kenny Black’s Acceptance proved extra game in deep stretch, as he held off a tenacious Richard’s Boy to win Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap under veteran Stewart Elliott. Bred in California by Old English Rancho, the 4-year-old colt by Vronsky got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:11.51.Breaking from post position six in a field of seven California-bred or sired runners three and up, Acceptance out-dueled the runner-up going to the half mile point and was able to secure an inside position at the rail prior to crossing the dirt at the top of the lane. From there, he was all heart to the wire as he fended off serious challenges from both Richard’s Boy and favored Boozer, who ended up finishing fifth.“He was tough today,” said Black, himself a former top apprentice rider in the early 1980s. “I thought they had him two or three times, but he just dug in. You’ve got to be proud of him. He really showed a lot of heart today…I just told Stewart (with whom Black rode as a young tyro) to meet me in the Winner’s Circle…I don’t even want to think about what race might be next. I want to give him more time between races.”Owned by Finish Line Racing, LLC and the Ellwood Johnston Trust, Acceptance, who was off at 5-1, paid $12.20, $6.00 and $4.00. A two-time stakes winner on dirt as a juvenile, Acceptance garnered his fourth win from 11 overall starts. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $366,803.“He’s a nice horse,” said Elliott. He’s got ability and he tries. He’s pretty quick himself, but that was a good post…I rode him last time (a close fifth place allowance finish down the hill on Sept. 30). Kenny said he’d put me right up there or be very close and that was it.”Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Richard’s Boy held off late closer Somethings Unusual by a half length for the place. The narrow second choice in the wagering at 7-5, Richard’s Boy paid $3.20 and $2.60.Last after the first half mile, Somethings Unusual rallied wide-out under Drayden Van Dyke and finished third, 1 ¼ lengths in front of McHeat. Off at 15-1, “Something” paid $5.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.49, 43.19 and 1:05.47.