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Kadri could be in trouble again

EDMONTON Nazem Kadri won be surprised if the National Hockey League throws the book at him.

The Maple Leafs forward could be facing a suspension after his check to the head on Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Fraser during the third period of a 4 1 Leafs loss on Monday night.

they decide to do, I am going to have to live with it. It really out of my control right now. Whatever happens, happens. had to be helped to the Oilers dressing room at Rexall Place, and there was no immediate update on his condition. Kadri was hit into the boards when he got out of the penalty box by Oilers captain Andrew Ference and left the game for protocol reasons.

Ference replica alhambra bracelet van cleef was not penalized, but the league could look at that hit as well.

The Leafs rolled all their brutal starts into one in the final game of their three game western trip, falling behind 4 0 before the game was 11 minutes old.

Jonathan Bernier was gone after giving up three goals two to Benoit Pouliot and one to Jordan Eberle on four shots. Anton Lander scored after James Reimer replaced Bernier, and the Leafs scored their only goal when James van Riemsdyk tipped a Dion Phaneuf point shot past Ben Scrivens at 13:27 of the first.

While Kadri was wondering whether he would be suspended this after the team imposed three game ban that ended Saturday in Vancouver Phil Kessel was lamenting that the Leafs dismal stretch is the low in hockey right now. Peter Horachek was asked moments later about Kessel take, and how he can get the players to get that attitude turned around into something positive.

playing the best game in the world and still getting paid pretty good money to do it, Horachek said.

have to take that into consideration. Suck it up and let go. Because you are not winning the copy van cleef & arpels bracelet game, let do something about it. Let win the game. Let play and be focused for 60 minutes. Let make sure we fake van cleef bracelets are all ready to play within the confines of our structure and play with passion. Let do those things. They getting paid pretty good money. Leafs have one in win in their past 21 road games. They were blanked in western Canada, and lost the three games while giving up a total of 14 goals and scoring just five.

They on the verge of being officially eliminated from playoff contention, though mentally, any shot was over long ago.

Kadri has been suspended previously by the NHL. Last season he got three games for a goaltender interference incident against the Minnesota Wild.

the officials felt it was something dirty or questionable, I felt like I would have got a major and been tossed on the spot, Kadri said of his hit on Fraser. they talked about it, they gave me a penalty. I hate to see (Fraser leave). I not trying to hurt guys.
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n obsesionados con Charles Manson

Charles Manson, uno de los criminales ms famosos de Estados Unidos y que cumple varias condenas a cadena perpetua, fue trasladado a un hospital hace unos das, segn medios estadounidenses. Su cabello est ahora lleno de canas pero mantiene la barba. Y con una esvstica tatuada en el entrecejo, Manson mantiene su aura.

El violento crimen de Leslie van Houten, la discpula de Charles Manson a quien le denegaron 20 veces la libertad condicional

Ya hace ms de 47 aos que envi a un grupo de sus seguidores adoctrinados, conocidos como La Familia, a la casa de la actriz de Hollywood Sharon Tate, que entonces estaba en avanzado estado de gestacin, a "destruir absolutamente todo lo que encontraran". Ella y otras cuatro personas murieron apualadas.

En busca de una guerra racialEn el lugar de los hechos dejaron pruebas falsas para simular que haba sido un ataque de las Panteras Negras, un grupo militante de negros estadounidenses, que usaba la violencia para combatir el racismo.

El deseo de Manson era que los crmenes y la muerte de los dueos de dos tiendas la noche siguiente comenzaran una guerra racial de replica van cleef bracelets la que l surgiera como lder estadounidense.

No sucedi. En medio de una repulsa colectiva por sus crmenes, lo declararon culpable de conspiracin para matar en 1971 y lo condenaron a cadena perpetua. a California para vivir cerca de la crcel de Corcoran en la que est recluido.

"Lo amo", declar la joven. "Estoy con l".

"Por qu una muchacha de 26 aos quiere casarse con l?", se preguntaba entonces Daniel Kane, profesor de Literatura Estadounidense en la Universidad de Sussex.

"Muestra la continua atraccin que tiene por la contracultura hasta hoy. Manson el rebelde, el bandido, el vegetariano radical que quiere matar para hacer oir su mensaje.

"Es desagradable y demente, pero tambin es fundamentalmente poltico de la misma manera que un terrorista contemporneo es poltico", afirma.

La hermana de Sharon Tate, Debra, que acta de portavoz de las familias de las vctimas de Manson, defini el matrimonio como "ridculo''.

Meses despus, en febrero de 2015, Manson cancel el compromiso porque, al parecer, supo que la intencin de la joven era obtener beneficios econmicos tras la muerte del condenado.

Ms de 30 libros de su historiaPero esta y otras historias de Manson siguen reportndose en los medios de todo el mundo.

Nacido en Ohio, Manson vivi una infancia conflictiva y rodeado de pobreza.

Supuestamente con un alto coeficiente intelectual pero incapaz de leer o escribir correctamente, pas los primeros aos de su vida en diferentes reformatorios.

Cuando tena 5 aos, su madre y su to fueron a la crcel por atracar una gasolinera.

A los 13, l mismo ya estaba robando casinos y tiendas a punta de pistola.

Helter SkelterTena una "tendencia hacia los cambios de humor y una mana persecutoria", segn un psiclogo que le describi como "agresivamente antisocial", en parte debido a "una familia no favorable, si es que a eso se le poda llamar familia".

Cuando no poda pagar las facturas o apoyar a su mujer embarazada, robaba. Tras seis aos en prisin, fue puesto en libertad en 1967, el fake van cleef and arpels bracelet alhambra ao del denominado "verano del amor".

Manson se obsesion con la cancin de los Beatles Helter Skelter, que supuestamente habla de las dificultades de un amor de toda la vida a travs de la metfora de un tobogn.

Sin embargo, Manson la interpret como una llamada a una guerra racial apocalptica por la que l y sus seguidores se esconderan en una ciudad subterrnea en el Valle de la Muerte de California y seran los nicos supervivientes blancos.

Los negros, pensaba, seran incapaces de organizarse y le pediran que fuera su lder.

Manson cre una comuna en el rancho Spahn, en el desierto californiano, rodeado de escenarios de pelculas del Oeste no utilizados de la dcada de 1950.

Reclut seguidores, principalmente mujeres de clase media, con las que tomaba LSD y participaba en orgas.

Subcultura hippie"Manson consigui explotar la subcultura hippie de manera brillante", afirma Kane.

"Los hippies, despus de todo, se vendan como no afiliados a las tendencias polticas y sociales, que estaban comprometidos en crear sus propias utopas independientes marcadas por sexo, drogas y rock and roll".

"Manson tom todos esos smbolos: LSD, msica, amor libre, estilos de vida comunales. y los reenmarc como herramientas copy van cleef & arpels bracelet para un asesinato colectivo apocalptico. Totalmente raro, diablico y muy, muy seductor", indica el acadmico de la Universidad de Sussex.
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An Olympic Renaissance

Ah, bella Italia. Rome, Venice, Florence, Turin . Turin? This city of 900,000 in the northwestern corner of Italy, known mostly if at all CARTIER copy love bracelet as home to the Fiat and a certain controversial burial shroud, has been busy reinventing itself as it prepares for the 1.5 million spectators expected during the Feb. 10 26 Winter Olympics.

I had never been to Turin "Torino" to Italians and was not sure what to expect as my plane began its descent, revealing a dazzling panorama of snow blanketed Alps glistening under a clear blue sky. My first view of Turin on the ground, from the cab taking me through the bleak industrial suburbs near the airport, was less than dazzling.

I perked up on being deposited in town at the Hotel Victoria, a place of British inspired charm, where I had a sweet little room that had been done up in red toile. And my first outing dinner at the unpretentious little Giusti Mauro a few blocks away was encouraging. A man at the next table, also alone, translated the menu for me and suggested "agnolotti," a delicious raviolilike local specialty.

A good omen, I thought: Torinesi are friendly, and they eat well. They also drink well; during my stay, I enjoyed the robust regional red wines Barolo and Barbaresco.

On the first morning, after breakfast in the Victoria's wicker and trompe l'oeil garden room, I headed to the headquarters of the organizing committee for the Turin Olympics to meet Mary Villa, international media relations manager, who spoke of the Games as a catalyst for a "very deep process of transformation" of the city.

It was a theme I was to hear again and again. Turin has good bones palaces once occupied by members of the House of Savoy, whose dukes and kings ruled in Italy for centuries; handsome piazzas; and 11 miles of graceful pedestrian arcades but it has struggled to cast off its image as a gritty industrial city, a sort of Detroit on the Po River. In fact, this charming city was the capital of a united Italy from 1861 to 1865.

For about 60 years, starting in the 1920s, Fiat dominated the local economy, but then the car manufacturer's fortunes began to falter. As a cab driver taking me to Turin's car museum said, "Fiat kaput. Turin kaput."

Fiat was not really imitation CARTIER love ring kaput (it moved to the suburbs), and neither was Turin, but the city needed a face lift and an attitude adjustment. "We are not good at selling," said Evelina Christillin, deputy president of Turin's Olympic organizing committee and a history professor at the University of Torino.

An inferiority complex, perhaps? Christillin, a native of Turin, pointed out that Juventus, the leading soccer team in this soccer mad city, "doesn't even have Turin in its name."

But that shroud does. Depending on whom you believe, it is the linen cloth in which Jesus was buried or a medieval hoax. It has been in Turin since 1578, residing in the Duomo di San Giovanni Battista, a 15th century Renaissance cathedral. I couldn't wait for a peek.

Here's what I saw: a glass window with a red curtain across it. The shroud is displayed publicly only every 25 years and is not due to be shown again until 2025, Olympics or not. But visitors might be able to see the box in which it's kept and can see photographic reproductions in the Duomo and at the Sindone museum, 28 Via San Domenico.

Shortly before I arrived in Turin, I'd read that certain sindonologists (shroud experts) claimed to have new evidence invalidating tests that had indicated it was a fake. But when I mentioned this to the Torinesi, they just shrugged. It wasn't big news here.

"There have been so many different ideas and surveys for the last 20 years. . " Christillin said. "People here are so proud of their (shroud). In some way, they don't really want to know the truth."

There is plenty to see and do in this underrated city, which is both trendy and traditional. Although I wouldn't call it the Paris of Italy (as some partisans do), it definitely has style. Fashionable shops Versace, Armani, Hermes, Cartier, Gucci, Prada, Fendi occupy real estate along Via Roma, where the beautiful people stroll. (Pedestrian only Via Garibaldi is trendier and less expensive.) There's a definite Parisian ambience in the lively cafes, notably the 19th century Caffe San Carlo on Piazza San Carlo, which is awash in crystal, paintings and sculpture.

A good starting point for visitors to the Games (or the Paralympics, which begin March 10) is Atrium fake CARTIER love bracelet 2006 on Piazza Solferino, which will have Olympic merchandise and information on sightseeing, transportation and tickets for cultural events.

Clustered within about two miles in the city are four competition sites, all for skating and hockey, and the Stadio Comunale, the newly renovated Mussolini era landmark that will host opening and closing ceremonies.
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Aidan O'Brien cleans up at Cartier awards

Aidan O'Brien's brilliant filly Minding has been named the Cartier horse of the year following an exceptional 2016 campaign which saw her win five Group One races.

And O'Brien himself was given the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit at a ceremony in London on Tuesday night, after landing a staggering 22 Group One and Grade One winners throughout the year.

Three year old Galileo filly Minding, partnered throughout the year by Ryan Moore, won five of her seven starts in 2016, after a 2015 campaign which saw her named the two year old filly of the year.

Her season began with victory in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket, as she finished ahead of stablemates Ballydoyle and Alice Springs in an O'Brien one two three.

A surprise reverse followed in the Irish Guineas as she ran in behind Jet Setting at the Curragh, but she soon bounced back with victory in the Epsom Oaks, the Pretty Polly Stakes and then the Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Clearly the outstanding three year old filly, the acid test for Minding would come as she took on the boys in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, with many predicting a shootout with love ring imitation CARTIER Dermot Weld's 2/1 favourite Harzand.

However, while a battle of the sexes unfolded it was not the one many expected, as French raider Almanzor edged out the gritty Found, with Minding running in for third place.

But the year ended on a high as Minding reverted to a mile for the first time since her Irish Guineas defeat and reversed the form with Jet Setting to take the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot, making it five of the best.

O'Brien ultimately fell short of Bobby Frankel's record of 25 Group Ones in a season with Highland Reel providing his 22nd and final success of the season in last weekend's Breeders' Cup Turf under an excellent ride from Seamus Heffernan.

That race saw Highland Reel reverse the Arc result with Found. Found led home an O'Brien one two three in Chantilly with Order Of St George third in what was one of O'Brien's finest training performances.

And Found, who was retired following her third place finish in Santa Anita, was named the Older Horse of the Year.

Found raced 10 times in 2016 and never finished outside of a place, with victory in the Arc proving her crowning glory after her Breeders' Cup win in 2015 where she beat 2015's love ring high CARTIER Horse of the Year, Golden Horn.

Elsewhere, Order Of St George was named the Stayer of the Year after he justified favouritism to win the Ascot Gold Cup in June.

That proved to be the highlight of the four year old's season, and he later suffered a shock defeat to Wicklow Brave and Frankie Dettori in the Irish St. Leger as he was beaten down the straight having started the race a 1/7 favourite.

O'Brien's fourth award winner was Churchill, who was named Two Year Old Colt of the Year.

Churchill was beaten in his seasonal outing at the Curragh in May but was supreme afterwards, and followed victory in September's Vincent O'Brien National Stakes with a very impressive performance in the Dewhurst Stakes last month.

Churchill's Dewhurst form was recently boosted further when Rivet, who ran in to fifth place at Newmarket, won the Racing Post trophy at Doncaster on October 22nd.

After that race O'Brien gave a glowing assessment of Churchill, he said: "We always thought he was very good, before he ran everything he did was always very easy and he took all the steps very easy.

"He's never disappointed us in any way. He's a big, solid horse."

On the night the other award winners included Almanzor, who was named Three year old Colt of the Year.

Jean Claude Rouget's impressive raider became the first French winner of the Irish Champion Stakes for 25 years at Leopardstown, and followed this success with victory in the Champions Stakes at Ascot. On both occasions Found followed him home in second.

Elsewhere, Quiet Reflection became the first three year old filly to win the Sprinter of the Year award, while love ring replica CARTIER USA trained Lady Aurelia was named theTwo Year Old Filly of the Year.
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Next they'll be suggesting fat is good for us

If January has already had you uttering the dreaded D word detox then stop now because you might as well replace it with a different D, namely "Don't bother". Yes, according to the experts on the new series of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, your antioxidant boosting smoothie is a waste of money. And as for those protein shakes you've been scoffing post workout? Pointless.

Michael Mosley and co used the opening episode of series four to dish out the kind of advice us sceptics dream about. After conducting a series of experiments, the team concluded that "supplementing" your body is a waste of time and cash as surprise, surprise your body is pretty good at regulating itself. Led by Dr Chris van Tulleken, a group of volunteers agreed to undertake an eight week exercise regime, supplemented by a daily protein shake only half of them received a placebo. Eight weeks later everyone's muscle mass had increased, but there was no difference between those taking the protein shake and those taking the placebo. As Dr Van Tulleken explained, once your body starts to detect excess protein ie the shake it finds a way to get rid of it, usually as energy, fat or urine. And results in an antioxidant smoothie experiment were similar because the body already produces all the antioxidants it needs, if it detects any more it simply slows down production.

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Playing Tetris in hospital after a traumatic incident could prevent PTSD

Scientists conducted the research on 71 car crash victims as they were waiting for treatment at one hospital's accident and emergency department. They asked half of the patients to briefly recall the incident and then play the classic computer game, the others were given a written activity to complete. The researchers, from Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the University of Oxford, found that the patients who had played Tetris reported fewer intrusive memories, commonly known as flashbacks, in the week that followed

Measles outbreak spreads across Europe as parents shun vaccinations, WHO warns

Major measles outbreaks are spreading across Europe despite the availability of a safe, effective vaccine, the World Health Organisation has warned. movements are believed to have contributed to low rates of immunisation against the highly contagious disease in countries such as Italy and Romania, which have both seen a recent spike in infections. Zsuzsanna Jakab, the WHO's regional director for Europe, said it was "of particular concern that measles cases are climbing in Europe" when they had been dropping for yearsMost child antidepressants are ineffective and can lead to suicidal thoughts

The majority of antidepressants are ineffective and may be unsafe, for children and teenager with major depression, experts have warned. In what is the most comprehensive comparison of 14 commonly prescribed antidepressant drugs to date, researchers found that only one brand was more effective at relieving symptoms of depression than a placebo. Another popular drug, venlafaxine, was shown increase the risk users engaging in suicidal thoughts and attempts at suicide

'Universal cancer vaccine' breakthrough claimed by experts

Scientists have taken a "very positive step" towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the body's immune system attack tumours as if they were a virus, experts have said. Writing in Nature, an imitation van cleef & arpels Perlee bracelet yellow gold international team of researchers described how they had taken pieces of cancer's genetic RNA code, put them into tiny nanoparticles of fat and then injected the mixture into the bloodstreams of three patients in the advanced stages of the disease. The patients' immune systems responded by producing "killer" T cells designed to attack cancer. The vaccine was also found to be effective in fighting "aggressively growing" tumours in mice, according to researchers, who were led by Professor Ugur Sahin from Johannes Gutenberg University in Germany

Green tea could be used to treat brain issues caused by Down's Syndrome

A compound found in green tea could improve the cognitive abilities of those with Down's syndrome, a team of scientists has discovered. Researchers found epigallocatechin gallate which is especially present in green tea but can also be found in white and black teas combined with cognitive stimulation, improved visual memory and led to more adaptive behaviour. Dr Rafael de la Torre, who led the year long clinical trial along with Dr Mara Dierrssen, said: "The results suggest that individuals who received treatment with the green tea compound, together with the cognitive stimulation protocol, had better scores in their cognitive capacities"

Connections between brain cells destroyed in early stages of Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have pinpointed how connections in the brain are destroyed in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, in a study which it is hoped will help in the development of treatments for the debilitating condition. At the early stages of the development of Alzheimer's disease the synapses which connect the neurons in the brain are destroyed, according to researchers at the University of New South Wales, Australia. The synapses are vital for brain function, particularly learning and forming memories

A prosthetic hand that lets people actually feel through

The technology lets paralysed people feel actual sensations when touching objects including light taps on the mechanical finger and could be a huge breakthrough for prosthetics, according to its makers. The tool was used to let a 28 year old man who has been paralysed for more than a decade. While prosthetics have previously been able to be controlled directly from the brain, it is the first time that signals have been successfully sent the other way

Aspirin could help boost therapies that fight cancer

The latest therapies that fight cancer could work better when combined with aspirin, research has suggested. Scientists from the Francis Crick Institute in London say the anti inflammatory pain killer suppresses a cancer molecule that allows tumours to evade the body's immune defences. tests have shown that skin, breast and bowel cancer cells often generate large amounts of this molecule, called prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). Aspirin is one of a family of drugs that sends messages to the brain to block production of PGE2 and this means cancer cells can be attacked by the body's natural defences

This was, in many ways, extremely lazy television. Some of the volunteers were so lacklustre they didn't deserve the airtime. Even Mosley's over the top cheering couldn't raise a smile. And footage of "simple household exercises" including violently swinging a laundry basket around, lunging while vacuuming and squatting while brushing your teeth was just bonkers. It looked like some hideous shopping channel advert for household aids. But to be fair, it did work. The results proved that everyone was getting stronger despite some of the exercises being conducted while sat on the sofa.

Ditching the detox? Improving fitness from the comfort of your living room? This was too good to be true I thought as I snuggled deeper into the sofa next they'll be suggesting fat is good for us. And then one guy actually did. Professor Fredrik Karpe was adamant that, provided you don't carry fat in your stomach and you don't have any metabolic problems, losing weight is a waste of time. In fact, he insisted that bums and thighs were actually a "safe" place to store fat and that big hips were "beneficial". It was at that point I started to think that maybe some of his advice should be taken with a pinch of salt. Or perhaps that should be sugar.

Muscles of a different kind were being flexed on BBC4 in Lucy Worsley's new series, Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia. Much of the episode focused on ruthless ruler Peter the Great.

This was an interesting trip down history lane but a slightly oddly shot one. There was so much footage of Worsley it was unnerving. Often filmed from a distance, through a window or in a mirror, she spent about half the programme pretending not to know the camera was on her. It was, however, always on her and kept closing in on her over red lips and terrible (also over red) dress sense. It was distracting and drew away from the incredible Russian backdrop. But her passion for the subject matter was utterly charming, unlike Peter himself who had his own son sentenced to death for treason. He also died of gangrene in 1725. Perhaps he could have done with an antioxidant supplement after all.

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Movers and sliders

Movers and Sliders: Round 1, Week 2

I've updated my rankings for the second week of round 1, and there are some interesting results. Please note I've excluded all the players who have alhambra van red necklace imitaion already played this round, so sixof my original top 10 defenders aren't listed, for example. Still, there are 10 AFL teams to play this week and many of the competition's best will be on show.

First up this week, I've ranked Farren Ray inside the top 10, and expect that to raise plenty of eyebrows. You can't ignore his stunning end to the season, however, where he averaged 91 fantasy points over the last six rounds. He also plays against Melbourne this week, which conceded the most fantasy points in 2013, and is starting to show his best form in the latter part of his career.

Given who is missing, Corey Enright at 11th is relatively low. His replica van cleef Alhambra necklace red gold last four games against Adelaide have been quiet by his lofty standards. He was close to not even playing, and while the Cats would do anything to have their inspirational skipper take the field, he won't be at his best. In contrast, Tom Liberatore is in prime shape after a terrific pre season, and moves into my top 10 (8th overall). I'm expecting the clearance king to have van cleef necklace replica a great year.

I've ranked three Adelaide players inside the top 22 midfielders this week, in Rory Sloane, Scott Thompson and Brad Crouch. The Crows will be tested early this season with Nathan van Berlo and Richard Douglas both missing and this trio will be relied on to carry the load. He's had an interrupted pre season, however, and I expect him to take a few weeks to get back to his best. Dean Cox on the other hand is the No. 1 option of those who are yet to play. His longevity at an elite level has defied belief, and 2013 was one of his best.

Paddy Ryder sits at fourth, and with good reason. He thrives on the workload associated with being the only ruckman, and Essendon has stated that Joe Daniher will be the relief option this week. His workrate remains elite and he's the only recognised key forward on the Saints list. This week he'll also be a lone hand in terms of experience, with Hayes, Montagna and Steven all absent. Expect him to rise to the occasion.

Paul Chapman finds himself in the top 10, which is where I see him in terms of scoring power. Any reservations over Chapman this year are purely linked to his durability he only played six games last year as he's a proven star. When he's fit and available, he's a top option in fantasy.

Shane Savage sits at 12th overall, and he will be crucial to the Saints in 2014. Talented but starved of opportunities, expect him to have his best season yet. Jack Macrae and Shaun Higgins sneak inside the top 20 on the back of some impressive pre season performances. They will need to perform this week to stay there, however.
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Nathan Fillion On The Chances Of A Reunion And The

ET replica van cleef & arpels Clover necklace on ABC) we couldn't resist asking star Nathan Fillion about his thoughts on a potential "Firefly" revival, as well as what's on the horizon for his other collaboration with Whedon a "Dr. Horrible" sequel.

"We talk about it, we dream about it. But that would be something that I would do again in a heartbeat. There's something about 'Firefly' it was my first love. So if you get a chance to go back to your very first love, you'll do it, right?"

Regarding "Firefly," Whedon recently told the Toronto Sun: "I'll van cleef alhambra necklace imitation never really accept [that it ended]. And I always, in the back of my head, think, 'What if I could get the old gang back together? . It's something I would love to do."

The closest the team has gotten so far has been a 10th anniversary reunion panel at Comic Con, as well as a Science channel special, and Fillion and "Firely alum" Van Cleef & Arpels clover necklace replica Gina Torres reuniting on "Castle" when the actress earned a guest starring role.

The news was a little more positive for "Dr. Horrible," in which Fillion co starred as the egotistical Captain Hammer opposite Neil Patrick Harris' titular villain. "We're talking about doing another one; there are plans to do another one; we've done everything but set a date and actually do it . we haven't really done it," Fillion said. "But everybody's in. There's all these ideas flying around, there's plans there's, 'Oh, what if we did this?'; 'Oh, that'd be fun! And then after that we can . '; 'And we did this last time so we'll do this this time . ' There's those kinds of plans, but we don't have any dates or anything set yet."

Would you watch a "Firefly" revival? Do you think it will ever happen? Weigh in below!

Check back with The Huffington Post for more with Fillion and the rest of the "Castle" cast closer to the 100th episode on April 1.

Joshua Jackson, Michelle Williams Katie Holmes On "Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23"

While we're very excited to see Busy Philipps and James Van Der Beek back together on the ABC comedy, a "Dawson's Creek" reunion is just not the same with the rest of the gang. Van Der Beek, Jackson and Williams have been teasing a reunion for a while now, but Holmes seemed iffy. However, after her divorce from Tom Cruise, it was reported that he was the one who didn't want the Capeside crew to reconnect. But now that Holmes is a single lady, someone needs to get this started!
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Justo released from Thai prison

BANGKOK: Thailand on Tuesday freed from prison a Swiss man jailed for blackmail and attempted extortion in a case linked to a scandal over Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Xavier Justo (pic) was among 150,000 Thai and foreign inmates who were granted a royal amnesty this month by Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn. He will be deported to Switzerland, his lawyer said.

Justo was jailed for three replica van cleef earrings years in August 2015 after Thai police said he admitted to blackmail and attempting extortion of his former employer, Petrosaudi International, a Saudi Arabia based oil and gas company and former joint venture partner of 1MDB.

The Malaysian state fund 1MDB, once a pet project of Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who chaired its advisory board, is the subject of money laundering investigations in at least six countries, including Switzerland, Singapore and the United States.

After his release, Justo, dressed in a white T shirt, blue shorts and flip flops, was taken to an immigration detention centre in Bangkok in a police van accompanied by four police commandos.

"I'm van cleef diamond earrings fake happy to be sent home," Justo told Reuters as he went into the centre. "I hope to be back by tonight." Justo's lawyer in Thailand, Worrasit Piriyawiboon, said his client would be deported to Switzerland.

"It's now up to immigration when they decide to deport him and up to his embassy," Worrasit told Reuters.

Worrasit said it was customary for Thailand to deport people to their country when they are released, and Justo could do what he wanted when he got home.

"This is not an extradition. This is van cleef arpels earrings replica a deportation," he said. "Once he's in Switzerland, he's a free man."

Reuters was not able to reach the Swiss Embassy in Bangkok for comment.

Thai police said Justo leaked documents from Petrosaudi relating to its joint venture with 1MDB that were published by Malaysian and international media groups last year and formed the basis of the money laundering investigation.

He was arrested on a Thai resort island in 2015 following allegations by Petrosaudi that he had demanded payment in exchange for not disclosing confidential information, Thai police said at the time.
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Monterey is a food and wine traveller's dream stop

And when I learned the bus company has even branded the route The Grapevine Express I figured this would be one cool destination.

I arrive in Monterey via an Amtrak shuttle van taking advantage of the ability to stop between van cleef alhambra earrings fake San Diego and Vancouver. Monterey's nearest Amtrak station is Salinas, about 30 kilometres away.

The Amtrak shuttle driver is one of those rare people who's perfect for her job. With only two passengers aboard, she practically customizes an itinerary for my two night, three day visit by the time we arrive in Monterey, and she points out many of the spots she thinks I should visit as we drive in to town. Not surprisingly, Cannery Row and the aquarium top her list, and she makes me promise to check out Monterey's historic "adobe" buildings. She also points out places I'm already keen to see, like the stop for the Grapevine Express.

Since I've arrived late in the evening (the train was delayed by fake van cleef & arpels earrings track construction), the wine bus will have to wait until tomorrow while I get some grub and a good night's sleep at the Casa Munras, a historic adobe esque property that's recently been renovated and upgraded with style to spare. My "concierge king" room has loads of Mission character, the square cut caramel coloured woods immediately say "central California." My stomach says "food."

Chris Cowdery, who manages the hotel's (and Monterey's it spot) restaurant Esteban, seems to hear my stomach grumble despite my tardy check in, and offers me dinner on the late side along with my first tastes of the region's excellent wines.

The food is uniformly sublime a main course featuring a small sugar pumpkin stuffed with curried root vegetables dazzles my eyes, but my taste buds long for more of my starter a lentil and eggplant stew that wows my tongue.

Chris stops by to make sure I've enjoyed the meal, and we end up in easy conversation despite the late hour. Chris's friendly style is my second warm welcome to Monterey, and I gradually discover that folks here are laid back. Despite seeing a zillion tourists each season they somehow treat each one like a new found friend.

A fresh day means fresh taste buds. I wander Monterey's touristy yet pleasant Fisherman's Wharf where several hilarious hawkers promise their restaurant's clam chowder is The Best and their neighbours are all wannabes. Since they each offer samples to prove it I don't need lunch just wine, so I go in search of the bus stop.

The Grapevine Express pulls up right on its hourly schedule (although it confusingly stops around the corner from its sign) at the downtown transit centre which doubles as a park. Just $4.50 gets me an all day pass.

The bus is actually a shuttle van, and in addition to wine tourists like me, serves as transportation to/from the Carmel Valley for many locals.

The ride crosses through nearby hills and into the lush Carmel Valley where I can practically smell the grapes growing and the wine fermenting. Several fake van cleef clover bracelet wineries have tasting rooms in the Carmel Rancho shopping area, but I ride further to Carmel Valley Village, where the reds at Parsonage Village Vineyard's tasting room quickly have me cursing Canada Customs' limits on how much alcohol I can bring back. I wander the small village, only grabbing enough lunch to keep me mildly sober, tasting wines at several more rooms including especially impressive chardonnay at Bernardus Winery.

Two hours pass in a flash, and I catch the hourly Grapevine Express back toward Monterey, asking the friendly driver to let me off at Chateau Julien an exquisite French country style chateau that serves as a magnificent tasting room for its rich reds, right in the heart of the valley.

I've sipped plenty enough, actually and decide to forgo additional wineries and make my final stop at Earthbound Farms: an organic farm whose produce Vancouverites should know well. Their fresh salad is sold at many local supermarkets, and has been on my dinner plate for years. In fact, the farm isn't big enough to produce all the lettuce and other good stuff they sell, but it's the core of their company, and the small farmstand showcases both their branded products and a wide variety of loose produce. Their herb garden and children's garden are perfect spots to stroll and reconnect with Mother Nature.

The bounty of Carmel Valley and the great foods I've tried confirm that the area is a gastronomic treat, so I go to meet one of their foodie treasures: Pierre Bain, owner of Fandango's Restaurant, tucked in an unassuming house in Monterey's next door community of Pacific Grove. Pierre's passion for great food and hospitality is legendary so much so that when I start asking too many questions he simply hands me a copy of his book, complete with recipes. He fills me full of amazing sea scallops, and insists that I at least taste the legendary Grand Marnier souffle. Somehow I manage to down the whole delectable thing.

Perhaps the most important part of Monterey's food history, though, is famous Cannery Row made legend by John Steinbeck. Today the seaside collection of warehouses and fish processing plants is filled with touristy shops, restaurants, and hotels. But in the middle of it all, a bust of Steinbeck and banners featuring quotes from his books are constant reminders that the area's prosperity was once a bounty of sardines.

As I wander sleepy downtown Monterey which reminds me of Halifax in its blend of old and new architecture in a seaside setting I see the many "adobes" my shuttle driver encouraged me to explore. Like the flavours in a great Carmel Valley wine they, along with the many great foods I've eaten, friendly locals, the Steinbeck connections, and a public bus that promotes wine tasting, add a layer of complexity and character to Monterey's overall flavour.

When my Amtrak train pulls away from Salinas station and I settle into my sleeper car "roomette" I realize I've got one too many bottles of wine for clearing customs. So I cork the Bernardus 2006 Monterey County Pinot Noir, and raise my glass to Monterey with a promise to return.

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