first_imgSpider-Man: Miles Morales is out now on the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5, and it continues the story of the titular Afro-Latino teenager, who first revealed that he had powers like Peter Parker in a post-credits scene in Marvel’s Spider-Man. And just like Insomniac Games’ original Spider-Man game, Spider-Man: Miles Morales also has two post-credits scenes. The first of them bears no connection to what happens in the new Spider-Man game and instead builds on the post-credits scene from Marvel’s Spider-Man, setting up Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 in the process. The second post-credits scene touches upon the ending of the Spider-Man: Miles Morales story and functions as an epilogue.Review: Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is Hanging by a Thread- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Warning: spoilers ahead for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.Spider-Man: Miles Morales post-credits sceneThe two-and-half-minute long Spider-Man: Miles Morales post-credits opens at New York’s Trinity Church. Miles looks out at the city before crouching down and placing the “Spacebound Young Researchers Award” — he won it with former best friend Phin Mason — on one of the outer platforms of the Trinity Church in her memory. The church was a favourite childhood haunt for the nerdy duo, as is revealed during Spider-Man: Miles Morales when the two meet there to find some middle ground.It’s clear that Phin’s death is deeply affecting Miles. On one hand, she was the Tinkerer, the leader of the high-tech criminal army the Underground that had brought war to Harlem. But at the same time, she sacrificed herself to save Harlem from the blast of the Roxxon reactor. Miles brings up his conflicting thoughts on a call with his mother Rio Morales and wonders why Phin would do that, despite losing her brother Rick to Roxxon’s experimental tech, which led her on her vengeance quest to begin with.Miles’ mother gives Miles some great advice with her response: “People are messy. Take your uncle Aaron [Davis aka the Prowler]. He’s the reason [Roxxon CEO Simon] Krieger is in jail, and he helped us get people out of Harlem. But every time I look at him, I think of all the pain he put your dad through. You don’t need to make a judgment on Phin’s life, mijo [my son], or her death. Just remember who she was and why you loved her.”Spider-Man: Miles Morales costs Rs. 3,999 / $50 on PS4 and PS5. Warning: spoilers ahead for Marvel’s Spider-Man.Spider-Man: Miles Morales mid-credits sceneThe minute-long Spider-Man: Miles Morales mid-credits sequence takes place entirely from the first-person point of view of Harry Osborn, who was seen in the Marvel’s Spider-Man post-credits scene. Harry is still floating in that green liquid and still has a black-coloured Venom-like symbiote crawling all over his arms and legs. Unlike last time, he seems to be conscious, with the radio — talking about the events of Spider-Man: Miles Morales — filtering through the glass cabinet Harry is being kept in.For those who’ve forgotten why Harry is in a suspended state, that’s because he suffers from Oshtoran Syndrome, a rare heritable neurological disorder, just as his mother Emily Osborn. Harry and his father Norman Osborn lost her when Harry was just 15, and after Harry’s condition became critical, Norman decided to pursue an experimental medical treatment that would take several years. Harry agreed and that’s how he ended up with a symbiote attached to him.- Advertisement – In the new Spider-Man: Miles Morales mid-credits scene, Norman soon walks in and the doctor gives him a quick report, noting that Harry’s vitals are good and brain activity is normal. Norman laments that he’s been in there a long time and then asks the doctor to pull him out. The doctor protests but Norman is having none of it, and demands him to get Harry out “now”. Norman then walks towards his son and nods his head, in a way that suggests he’s missed him. Harry is his only family, after all.spider man miles morales tinkerer phin mason spider man miles morales tinkerer phin masonPhin Mason / Tinkerer in Spider-Man: Miles MoralesPhoto Credit: Insomniac Games- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgMelanie Taylor 9 Sep 2017In response to “Teacher censured for carrying a child”Dear Teacher,…First of all, I would like to say sorry. I am sorry that common sense seems to have packed its bags, and left New Zealand. I understand that you had intervened after a boy was accused of hurting four classmates, and when the boy refused to cooperate and grabbed hold of a bar, you wisely prised his fingers free, grabbed him by the waist with both arms and carried him to the principal.I am sorry that as a country, we have become so PC, that dumb laws have been implemented to ensure that children are empowered, and those in authority, including parents and teachers, have become disempowered. In fact, I am sorry that much needed discipline seems to have been resigned to having to leave with common sense.I’m sorry that as a teacher, you can no longer react without now having to consider what ridiculous consequences will be imposed on you. It now means that ironically, those in power who have attempted to create safe school environments, have done the complete opposite. I’m sorry that it’s actually not the 20th century anymore.I am sorry that your job has stupidly become a high risk one. I’m sorry that more and more children are becoming more uncontrollable. I’m sorry that there is an increasing number of mental health issues in children, and that you are probably also having to be a counsellor due to fallout from the breakdown of the family unit.Finally, I’d like to thank you. As a parent of young children, I would hope that a teacher would intervene if my child was in danger from another child. Thank you for removing the child so others could continue learning. Thank you for working in a career that is becoming ever increasingly difficult. Thank you for doing what you did! I’m sorry it came at any sort of cost!Kind regards,Mrs Taylorlast_img read more

first_imgBUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has announced its newest class of inductees for the Sports Hall of Fame.The following will be inducted at a ceremony Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. inside the Bucksport High School gymnasium: Robbie Carmichael, Josh Carter, Lorii Hake Fowler, Dominique Kone, Bain Pollard, James Soper, Karen Leach Wardwell and special contributor Hugh Bowden.The public is invited to attend the ceremony and dinner. The cost of the dinner is $10 per person.Below are summaries of each inductee:This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRobbie Carmichael, Class of 1975 (football): Carmichael was a three-sport star who lettered and captained the football, basketball and baseball teams. He was the starting quarterback and cornerback on the 1973 state championship football team. He was named first team All-Little Ten Conference cornerback and second team quarterback in 1973.Carmichael went on to play for the University of Maine-Orono football team as a quarterback and wide receiver.Josh Carter, Class of 2000 (wrestling): Carter was a four-year starter for the BHS wrestling team. He finished his career with 121 wins and a Class C Eastern Maine championship. He was a state runner-up.Carter competed at Muhlenburg College in Pennsylvania for four years, finishing fifth in career pins for the college.Lorii Hake Fowler, Class of 1985 (indoor and outdoor track): Hake Fowler was a multiple-time sprint champion. In outdoor track, she won five individual regional championships in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter runs during the 1984 and 1985 seasons. She also captured four state championships in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and was a member of a state championship 4 x 100 relay team.An indoor track standout as well, Hake Fowler won regional crowns in the 60 and 300, placing second in the 60 and third in the 300 at the state meet. She still holds the school records for the 60 and 300 in indoor and the 100 and 200 in outdoor.Dominique Kone, Class of 2009 (outdoor track): Kone, a three-sport star, was a stellar track athlete who won three individual state championships in the 100, 200 and long jump. Kone was twice a member of 4 x 100 winning relay state championship team. He still holds the Class C outdoor track state record in the 100 as well as school records in the 100 and 200.Kone continued his track career at Colby College and won a Division III national championship in the indoor 60-meter dash and the outdoor 100-meter dash. He is the only track athlete from BHS to win an individual national collegiate championship.Karen Leach Wardwell, Class of 1973 (basketball): Leach Wardwell was a two-sport star for the Golden Bucks, playing basketball and softball during the early 1970s.Leach Wardwell continued her sports career at Husson College (now Husson University), playing softball and basketball. She was also inducted into the Husson Sports Hall of Fame.Bain Pollard, Class of 1972 (baseball): Pollard played four sports, but he stood out in baseball. Pollard started three years as an outfielder and shortstop. His senior year, he batted .447, hitting four home runs and helping the team to an Eastern Maine runner-up finish. During the summers, he played with an Eastern Maine semi-pro baseball team in Northeast Harbor.Pollard attended Colby College and played baseball for John Winkin. A starter for three years at Colby, he was a first team All-American in 1974, batting .426.James Soper, Class of 1955 (football): Soper, one of three brothers who played football for BHS at the same time in the early 1950s, was selected twice to the All-LTC first team in both his junior and senior year. Soper continued his football career at University of Maine earning three letters.Hugh Bowden, Special Contributor (sports reporter): For almost 30 years, Bowden covered Hancock County sports for The Ellsworth American, writing and photographing sporting events in an unbiased manner. His coverage of sports gave all competitors and teams publicity. Though he recently retired from his position as sports editor, Bowden continues to write editorials for The Ellsworth American.last_img read more

first_imgBy Peter HallBIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Steve Smith’s unbeaten 46 helped Australia recover to 124-3 in their second innings before bad light stopped play with the tourists 34 runs ahead at the end of day three of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston.England’s first innings resumed on 267-4 as Rory Burns added eight to his overnight score, falling for 133.However, England lost three wickets in 11 balls before Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes came to the rescue by adding 65 runs for the ninth wicket. England were eventually all out for 374.The injured Jimmy Anderson was kept out of the bowling attack, with Broad opening, and he soon had his 450th Test wicket as he enticed an edge from David Warner (8), with Cameron Bancroft next to go for seven to leave Australia 27-2.Usman Khawaja (40) batted well before Ben Stokes had him caught behind.But Smith, who scored a brilliant century in the first innings, once again proved immovable as he and Travis Head (21 not out) stayed at the crease until the umpires took the players off as daylight faded.“Smithy is battling unbelievably,” James Pattinson said. “The best players stand up when it really matters, and he has done that here against England.”England started well as Stokes passed 50 in front of a raucous crowd but nicked the ball through to Tim Paine the very next ball.Burns’ innings then came to an end as he misjudged a Nathan Lyon delivery straight into Paine’s hands.Lyon struck again in the same over when Moeen Ali was out for a five-ball duck. Australia kept up the pressure as Bairstow was dismissed in the next over for eight, with Peter Siddle claiming the wicket.The middle-order collapse stalled England’s progress before Broad and Woakes kicked on.Broad’s longest Test innings in six years came to an end as he was caught on the boundary for 29.Anderson was last to go for three, but the 37-year-old paceman’s calf injury kept him out of England’s bowling attack.“It is well poised,” Woakes said. “It has been a great match so far.“We leaked a couple too many tonight. But if we can start early in the morning, with two quick wickets first up then the partnership with Stuart could be a big part of the game.”SCOREBOARDAUSTRALIA 1st innings 286 ENGLAND 1st innings (overnight 267-4)R. Burns c Paine b Lyon 133J. Roy c Smith b Pattinson 10J. Root c & b Siddle 57J. Denly lbw b Pattinson 18J. Buttler c Bancroft b Cummins 5B. Stokes c Paine b Cummins 50J. Bairstow c Warner b Siddle 8M. Ali b Lyon 0C. Woakes not out 37S. Broad c Pattinson b Cummins 29J. Anderson c Cummins b Lyon 3Extras: (b-10, lb-11, nb-1, w-2) 24Total: (all out, 135.5 overs) 374Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-154, 3-189, 4-194, 5-282, 6-296, 7-300, 8-300, 9-365.Bowling: P. Cummins 33-9-84-3, J. Pattinson 27-3-82-2, P. Siddle 27-8-52-2 , N. Lyon 43.5-8-112-3, M. Wade 1-0-7-0, T. Head 2-1-7-0, S. Smith 2-0-9-0AUSTRALIA 2nd inningsC. Bancroft c Buttler b Ali 7D. Warner c Bairstow b Broad 8U. Khawaja c Bairstow b Stokes 40S. Smith not out 46T. Head not out 21Extras: (b-1, nb-1) 2Total: (3 wickets; 31 overs) 124Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-27, 3-75.Bowling: S. Broad 6-0-26-1, C. Woakes 6-1-20-0, M. Ali 9-0-47-1, J. Root 3-0-12-0, B. Stokes 7-2-18-1last_img read more