‘Portugal strong even without world’s number one Ronaldo’

first_imgFernando Santos believes Portugal will be a different prospect with the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, but says his side will be stronger in the long term for having more options.Juventus star Ronaldo was absent during the international window, choosing to rest up having played the World Cup and with the domestic season set to truly kick into gear with the return of the Champions League.In the absence of their talisman, Portugal registered a 1-1 friendly draw against Croatia before starting their Nations League campaign with a 1-0 win over Italy on Monday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Andre Silva was the difference maker in Lisbon and head coach Santos, while eagerly anticipating the return of his leading marksman, is happy with how his team stepped up without Ronaldo.”I think my team gets stronger with the best in the world [Ronaldo]. Obviously. We will always be strong with the world’s number one,” he said. “But he was not there. Therefore, I think the players who have been called up took advantage of the opportunity to play here, knowing the great confidence I had in them. 147 – André Silva has the second best minutes per goal ratio for Portugal among all active players (min. 10 goals), scoring every 147 minutes – only Cristiano Ronaldo has a better ratio than him (137 mins/goal). Menace. pic.twitter.com/QoFn8f7ZPv — OptaJoao (@OptaJoao) September 10, 2018 “They tried to do their best in training and games, they followed our ideas and that is good for Portuguese football. Well, Portuguese football is stronger with more options.”I believe in this team, if we are in a favourable position, it is because we have more options and we can go further. I believe in this team and I always believed.”last_img read more

Why Aamir Khan is the Secret Superstar mentor we all need

first_img“Ek din yeh sab kuch nahi rahega. Sab apni apni gali nikal jaayenge. … Wahi duniya de jhamele. Naukri dhoondo, paise kamao, ghar basao, life di ishaaro pe nachde jaao. College di gate de iss taraf hum life ko nachate hai, te dujji taraf life humko nachati hai…”If you belong to the section of people who have watched Rang De Basanti, you would know that DJ was probably one of the most well-written ‘mentor-friend’ characters we have ever come across in Hindi cinema. Just the sheer relatability of Aamir Khan’s words in the film is enough to make you root for the character all along. And that is the reason DJ from Rang De Basanti still lives and breathes in every urban college-goer/youngster’s heart… 11 long years after we bid goodbye to DJ and his gang. Except, maybe we never quite did.RANG DE BASANTIIt was DJ who was the adhesive in the group of youngsters we saw in that Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra film. The slightly crazy friend who can go to any lengths for his pals. The friend who knows when to scold you and when to back you. Who does not need to say it out loud that he will be with you till your last breath; literally, in Rang De Basanti.Tim lak-lak te tim lak-lak.LAGAANAamir Khan has displayed a knack of making films with an underlying, or over-arching at times, social message. Most of his films post Lagaan have made us fall in love with his characters mostly because of the wrapped-in-entertainment gyaan that they have gifted us. Take Lagaan, for example. We saw Bhuvan the farmer declaring open rebellion against the British and their system of extorting lagaan from the villagers in that tiny hamlet of Champanagar. Bhuvan took on the role of teaching his fellow villagers the firangi game of cricket, and we saw the results at the end of Lagaan. Not only did he manage to get the tiguna-lagaan waived off, his efforts took Lagaan to the Oscars too. Well, with ample help from director Ashutosh Gowarikar and the rest of the team of Lagaan.advertisementDIL CHAHTA HAIThen came Dil Chahta Hai. Aakash with his goatee had all of ’em girls falling head over heels in love with him. Steered along by Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan, Aamir played yet another character that carved a place for itself in the mindscape of the country. A bildungsroman, Dil Chahta Hai showed the evolution of a wayward college kid Aakash with his aaj-Pooja-toh-kal-koi-dooja mantra, falling in love one day and falling out of love the other; to the Aakash consumed by the Sisyphian cycle of work-home-tanhaayi in faraway Australia. Aakash loved his friends, fought with them, left them thoroughly disappointed and came back to mend the broken hearts. Aamir the mentor-friend saved the day again. Would you say no to a friend like Aakash?TAARE ZAMEEN PARWe saw Aamir as an out-and-out mentor in Taare Zameen Par, the man whose Midas touch transformed the life of 8-year-old Ishaan Awasthi. All of us who have had to face hard times in school, a strict parent at home, all our hearts went out to Ishaan. We were all left wishing we too had a teacher like Nikumbh in our lives. And why not. Aamir worked his way to our hearts with Taare Zameen Par, leaving us with a rock-sized lump in our throats. Aamir in Taare Zameen Par gave the country a teacher to look up to, a mentor to wish for and a friend to lean on.3 IDIOTSWhat Aamir achieved with Taare Zameen Par was a re-look at India’s education system. From helping expose the flaws in the way students are treated in our schools, Aamir moved to colleges in 3 Idiots. He played the unforgettable Rancho in 3 Idiots. Yet again, he was a friend that you wished you had in your life. He doesn’t bat an eyelid when he has to steal a question paper from ‘Virus’s’ office in the middle of the night for a friend, but will not sneak a peek at it because he believes in making it on his own. If Rancho would have asked any of us to take a train to learning, a la ‘Millimetre’, none of us would have wanted to let go of that moksha. Rancho helped turn around the lives of not just his friends Raju and Farhan, but even the principal of his college, Viru Shahastrabuddhe. And of course, who can forget the Phunsuk Wangdu-named spell on Chatur!advertisementPKIn 2014’s PK, Aamir shed his clothes but left India’s billions-worth godmen industry exposed, naked. The alien PK taught us all the importance of rationality, showed us how to question blind faith and chased a bahurupi through the lanes of Delhi, albeit with dire consequences in the form of complaints and protests. But what PK the film and Aamir did with the film is left a section of people in the country very, very uncomfortable. On the one hand when we had audiences lapping up PK like a plate of hot jalebis, on the other hand we had godmen up in arms against it. Despite all of that, PK still is among the biggest blockbusters India has produced… even China would agree.DANGALAnd to last year’s Dangal.”Mhare chhoriya chhoro se kam hai ke?” is a question that shook our collective conscience when a grey-haired pot-bellied Aamir asked it. Dangal documented the journey of the godawfully strict father who pushed his daughters to get home the elusive ‘gold’ in wrestling, a man’s sport. Aamir the father, Aamir the mentor, made sure Dangal was written in film history as one of India’s finest films. And that is not even taking into account the kind of success the film achieved at the box office. As of today, Dangal is the highest grossing Indian film ever.Now we have him in Secret Superstar. Wand firmly in hand, Aamir the magician-mentor is ready to have us dance to his charm all over again.Tim lak-lak te tim lak-lak.(The writer tweets as @ananya116)ALSO SEE: Aamir guides Zaira Wasim through life and music in Secret Superstar trailerALSO SEE: Dangal’s China run ends, Aamir gets moving tributeALSO WATCH: Dangal Movie Reviewlast_img read more

Team spirit holds key to Manchester United F.C. flying start, says Nemanja Matic

first_imgManchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is enjoying the positive dressing room atmosphere at his new club and believes that such team spirit will help the club cope with pressure over a long season.United have won each of their first two Premier League games 4-0 and are top of the table on goal difference. Their dominance against West Ham United and Swansea City earned praise and fuelled fans’ hopes of a first league title since 2013.Matic, who joined United from champions Chelsea in July, played a key part in Jose Mourinho’s side picking up consecutive victories and the Serbian credits the results to the players’ unity off the pitch rather than individual performances.”It’s just the beginning of the season, but I am confident,” Matic said.”It’s always special when you play for Manchester United and there is always pressure, but we are ready to cope with that.”Reuters PhotoUnited will return to the Champions League next month after winning the Europa League in May.”The group is great, we are all friends in the changing room and that’s very important. The season is long, so we have to have a good group, have good communication, and this team has that. I’m happy to be a part of this.”Matic says the team are not becoming overconfident after notching two wins and are looking ahead to Saturday’s match against Leicester City, champions in 2015-16.”We’re not getting carried away…we’re two games into the season and we’ve got another tough game against Leicester City next week, which won’t be easy. I’m just pleased to be playing,” Matic added.advertisementlast_img read more

Van de Beek Gives Ajax 1-0 Lead vs Tottenham in CL Semifinal

first_imgLONDON — Donny van de Beek gave youthful Ajax a 1-0 win over Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday, edging the Dutch side toward a first European Cup final in 23 years.A Tottenham side depleted by injuries and suspension gifted the visitors too much space to string together slick passes early on, and the 22-year-old Van de Beek ghosted into the penalty area to receive a throughball from Hakim Ziyech before knocking a shot past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the 15th minute.Overwhelmed in the first half, Tottenham was more assertive after the break against the 1995 champions but lacked the attacking end product to equalize with Harry Kane injured and Son Heung-min suspended.Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen walks off the pitch with a head injury during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)The hosts, contesting their first European Cup semifinal in 57 years, also had to contend with the loss of defender Jan Vertonghen in the first half with an injury that threw a fresh spotlight on soccer’s handling of suspected concussions.Vertonghen challenged for a header in the Ajax area but slammed his face into the back of teammate Toby Alderweireld’s head, leaving him with blood pouring from a cut on his nose in the 32nd minute. Vertonghen received treatment on the field and went to change his bloodied white jersey.Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz was pointing at his head as he spoke to Vertonghen, before allowing him to return to action in the 38th minute.Vertonghen lasted only 40 seconds before going across to the sideline, leaning over and struggling to stand. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino had to grab Vertonghen to stop him from keeling over before the Belgian was helped down the tunnel by two medical officials.Vertonghen could miss the trip to Amsterdam to face his former club next Wednesday.Barcelona hosts Liverpool in the other semifinal Wednesday.By: Rob Harris, AP Global Soccer WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

India vs West Indies: BCCI announces ODI and T20 women’s squad

first_imgIndia vs West Indies: BCCI announces ODI and T20 women’s squadIndia’s women squad has been announced by Board of Control for Cricket in India for the upcoming tour of West Indies which will begin from November 1 and will conclude on November 20.advertisement Next Asian News International MumbaiSeptember 27, 2019UPDATED: September 27, 2019 20:08 IST India women cricket team during practice session (FIle photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSThe Indian side is currently hosting Soth African for five T20I and three ODIsIndia’s tour of West Indies will start from November 1 and will conclude on November 20India won first T20I by 11 runs against South Africa and their second T20I was abandoned due to rainThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the women’s squad for the upcoming tour of West Indies.India will play three ODIs in Antigua and five T20Is in St Lucia and Guyana. India’s tour will start from November 1 and will conclude on November 20.The Indian side is currently hosting Soth African for five T20I and three ODIs. India won the first T20I by 11 runs and their second T20I was abandoned due to rain.Mithali Raj, who announced retirement from the T20I last month, will lead the side in ODIs while Harmanpreet Kaur will captain the side in the shortest format.ODI squad: Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur (vc), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Punam Raut, D Hemalatha, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Priya Punia, and Sushma Verma.T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Mansi Joshi, and Arundhati Reddy.The Indian side will play their third T20I against South Africa at Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat on September 29.Also Read | Triple World Champion Sarah Taylor bows out of international cricketAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Mithali RajFollow BCCIlast_img read more

RS passes resolution slapping 200 duty on Pakistani goods

first_imgNew Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed a statutory resolution for levying 200 per cent duty on all goods exported from Pakistan. The Upper House also adopted the move to increase basic custom duty (BCD) on lentils (masur), boric acid and diagnostic and laboratory reagents. The resolution sought to raise BCD on lentils from 40 per cent to 50 per cent. The duty on boric acid would go up from 17.5 per cent to 27.5 per cent. For diagnostic items, the duty increase is from 20 per cent to 30 per cent. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in Jammu The two statutory resolutions were moved by Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur on behalf of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and both adopted by voice vote. The first resolution sought to approve the February, 2019 notification to insert new tariff item 9806 00 00 under Chapter 98 of the First Schedule of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 to prescribe 200 per cent customs duty on all goods originating in or exported from Pakistan.last_img read more

Artistic director Andy McKim takes his final bow at Theatre Passe Muraille

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook But when McKim took over in 2007 — the theatre’s 40th anniversary — Theatre Passe Muraille was in financial peril. facing a $500,000 deficit on an annual operating budget of roughly $1.2 million. Then the City of Toronto moved in, purchasing the building and leasing it back to the company for $2 a year, plus a $20,000 annual contribution to maintenance and upkeep. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twittercenter_img Advertisement The 2018/2019 season will be the last for Andy McKim at Theatre Passe Muraille. On June 1 next year, he will officially step down after 12 years as artistic director of the company, Toronto’s oldest alternative-venue theatre company.Though McKim says he has been thinking about the end of his term since he started the job in 2007, the decision to leave was made less than two weeks ago, at which point it was shared with TPM staff and board of directors. The historic theatre becomes the latest in the Toronto theatre industry to undergo a change in leadership, following Canadian Stage’s replacement of Matthew Jocelyn with Brendan Healy this year and coinciding with Soulpepper Theatre’s current search for a new artistic director.“The dynamic tension for me is renewal. When is the best time for renewal for the institution and when is the best time for renewal for me?” McKim told The Star from his office, which he shares with general manager Regine Cadet, located kitty-corner from the theatre at 16 Ryerson Ave., built in 1902 as the Nasmith Bakery and Stables and purchased by the company in 1975 with the proceeds of the highly successful, highly controversial collective creation I Love You, Baby Blue. Under the artistic directorship of Paul Thompson, the theatre was known for its collaborative esthetic and progressive politics in the formative 1970s era of Canadian theatre. Advertisement Theatre Passe Muraille’s longstanding artistic director Andy McKim is stepping down after this season. He is seen in front of the theatre in the Queen and Bathurst area. (RICHARD LAUTENS / TORONTO STAR)last_img read more

Alberta premier makes case for turn off taps bill to BC business

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – Premier Rachel Notley told business leaders from B.C. that legislation which could curtail oil flows to the west coast is about the long-term health of the entire country.Notley says her government doesn’t want to impose hardship on B.C. businesses and families but says Alberta also must safeguard its interests.About 100 business leaders from B.C., including representatives from the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce, flew over the Rockies to join 200 colleagues from the Edmonton and Calgary chambers to hear Notley speak in Edmonton. Val Litwin, with the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, says turning down the taps would not be received well in his province but says the legislation is focusing attention and spurring debate on the Trans Mountain pipeline.Strong show of support from BC leaders at #ableg today. Everyone here is united and knows support for @TransMtn is growing daily. Let’s @KeepCanWorking. #cdnpoli #FederationFlight #BuildKM #ConfidenceInCanada @BoardofTrade @bcchamberofcom pic.twitter.com/aWiEdrU6ne— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) May 17, 2018Notley’s government passed legislation this week that would allow it to intervene in the energy sector to reduce oil and natural gas exports to B.C. and elsewhere.The B.C. government has been fighting the expansion of the Trans Mountain line and Alberta’s legislation, if implemented, could lead to gasoline price spikes and other higher fuel fees in B.C.The Trans Mountain expansion, which has been approved by Ottawa, would triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to tankers on the B.C. coast.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Inaugurates Primary Healthcare Center in Casablanca

Casablanca – King Mohammed VI inaugurated a primary healthcare center in the Sidi Othmane district in Casablanca, on Tuesday.The center was built by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity with a total budget of MAD 11 million. It was launched by King Mohammed VI on June 18, 2016, as part of the socio-medical program for the Casablanca-Settat region (2016-2020).The healthcare centre is representative of the Royal willingness to strengthen available healthcare by setting up a quality local medical service that meets the needs of citizens. It is also in line with Morocco’s efforts to promote access to healthcare for the poor, accelerate medical emergency response. In addition, it will combat the irregularity of medical follow-up, which can aggravate the cases of people suffering from chronic diseases.A reference health facility, the Sidi Othmane Primary Healthcare Center will improve access to community healthcare to a population of more than 50,000 people from disadvantaged areas in Hay Salama.Built on a plot of 2,244 m2, the facility boasts consultation rooms (general medicine, cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology, ophthalmology and mother-child health), emergency care, oral care and a space for nutritional education.It also includes a day hospital with six beds, a laboratory, a vaccination room, a mothers’ awareness area, a rest room, a pharmacy and an associative area. read more

CPPIB buys five UK student residences with 2153 beds for 672 million

LONDON — Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has acquired five student residence buildings in the United Kingdom for the equivalent of nearly $672 million.Four of the buildings acquired from Student Castle are in cities where the Canadian pension fund manager already has a presence through its subsidiary Liberty Living, which CPPIB acquired in March.Those cities are Cardiff, London, Manchester and Newcastle.The fifth city is Bristol, where Liberty Living hasn’t had a presence before.The residences purchased from Student Castle for 330 million pounds include a total of 2,153 beds — bringing the total in Liberty Living’s portfolio to 19,000 beds in 46 residences in 18 cities.The Canadian PressCPPIB expands its debt business in $12B deal to buy Antares lending unit of GE CapitalCPPIB buys 60% stake in Toronto rental property, entering Canada’s multi-family real estate market read more

Significant Digits For Thursday Oct 8 2015

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.4-0The Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game (check out our live blog for a recap), meaning that the boldest forecast in the history of forecasting or boldness is still on the table. [ESPN]10 yearsArtemisinin, a first-line treatment for malaria, just scored its developers a Nobel Prize in medicine. Problem is, malaria is a parasite and parasites are good at evolving, so parasitology experts believe artemisinin will be obsolete within five to 10 years. I am not a doctor, but I advise that if you plan on getting malaria, you should aim to do so within the next five to 10 years. [FiveThirtyEight]52 weeksThe Gates Foundation is offering its 1,382 employees a year of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child. [The Huffington Post]40 membersApproximate strength of the “Freedom Caucus” within Congress, a group of hard-line Republicans who came out Wednesday backing Florida representative Daniel Webster for the speakership over Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Provided that bloc holds, McCarthy would not have enough votes to win the top spot in the House on the first ballot. [The Washington Post]90 daysFIFA’s ethics committee has voted to hand down a 90-day provisional suspension to the soccer organization’s president, Sepp Blatter. The news here is not the suspension, but the fact that FIFA actually has an ethics committee. Who is on this committee? Snidely Whiplash? Lex Luthor? Resuscitated Richard Nixon? Victor Von Doom? Is it just several bales of hay with crayon-scrawled-on-paper-plate faces stuck on them? Is this the same committee that runs sensitivity training for The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants or OSHA on the Death Star? The concept that anyone within FIFA is tasked with maintaining a sensible degree of ethical behavior is insulting to the intelligence of soccer fans. More to the point, where have they been for the past ever? [BBC]487 clientsA preliminary deal was struck earlier this week between the U.S. and 11 other pacific nations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. A lot of negotiating on the trade pact was going on domestically, too — a Center for Responsive Politics review of lobbying disclosures over eight years found 487 different clients paid lobbyists to hit up government officials to plead their case on the TPP. [The Center for Responsive Politics]535 phone numbersPeople Magazine, typically regarded as a celebrity gossip magazine, has published the 535 phone numbers corresponding to each senator and member of Congress and has asked readers to call their representatives about how to respond to mass shootings. [The Week]$700,000The White House will spend $700,000 on standing desks, presumably due to the craven political pursuit of trends that so plagues our society. People built a civilization sitting down to work, folks — believing anything else is merely ergonomic arrogance. [Mashable]1,360,747Number of homeless students in the United States, about twice the number there were in the 2006-2007 school year. Part of this increase is due to improved data reporting: States are getting better at identifying homeless students. [FiveThirtyEight]$20 millionA state judge rejected a proposed change to the name of Paul Smith’s College to Joan Weill-Paul Smith’s College. The change was proposed after Weill offered $20 million to the upstate New York school in exchange for getting her name on the door, but Smith’s will appears to forbid it. [The New York Times]If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news. read more

Only 61pc of families to receive full child benefit payments under new

first_imgPotential new paymentsWorking off the current combined child benefit and Qualified Child Increases (QCI) rate of €63 a week, the group proposed that 40 per cent of this (€25) would remain universal, with the remaining 60 per cent (€38) becoming a selective payment.It is estimated that approximately 61 per cent of families would continue to receive this ‘selective’ payment.This guaranteed monthly payment of €100 per child per month is down from the current payment of €130 for the first three children.Households with a gross income of €25,000 would also receive the full supplementary payment, to be withdrawn by 20 per cent once gross income rises above €25,000.The various cut-off points for CIS integration payments are outlined below.(Image: Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare report)Proposed savings from the adoption of the two-tier system would be in the region of €200 million a year.Commenting on the report, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, said that it would be used to contribute to future discussions on policy debate and proposed that the report would be considered by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection in the future.Read: Budget 2013: what measures kick in today > A NEW REPORT on child and family income support payments has called for a two-tier system in which families would need to be means tested or below a certain income to receive the full payment.The report, by the Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare, does recommend the continuance of a universal payment, however.The chairperson of the group, Ita Mangan, said that low income families should be better targeted in order to “reduce poverty and minimise labour market disincentives or improve incentives.”In keeping with this focus, taxation of child benefit and the implementation of a two-tier payment system were examined. ProposalsHaving agreed at the group level that taxing child benefit in isolation would not be of benefit, the main change, as proposed by the group, was related to the implementation of a “two-tier child income support payment” proposal, as follows:A first-tier payment, which would maintain the universal aspect of the system, with it being made to all children.An automatic supplement, which would be paid to parents in receipt of a social welfare payment. While those who receive a social assistance payment would have already undergone a means test (and get the payment automatically), those who receive social insurance payments would be required to be means tested first.A means tested supplement would be made available to low to middle income families in the case where parents are not in receipt of an adult social welfare payment. This would be withdrawn as their income increases and would act as a replacement to the current Family Income Supplement.center_img In full: Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare – Child and Family Income Support >last_img read more

Final 9/17 WWE Smackdown rating, show sees another drop

first_img Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 WWE RAW Ratings: Viewers up again for June 11, Averages still below three million viewers Google+ Videos Articles Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Roman Reigns is in Remission WhatsApp Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Impact Ratings: Viewers see another drop on June 28 featuring Rayne vs. Blanchard main event Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twittercenter_img Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next This week’s 9/17 WWE Smackdown on Syfy drew a 1.49 cable rating with 2.08 million viewers. This is down from last week’s 1.54 rating with 2.04 million viewers.So while the cable rating was down, overall viewers were up from last week. It still remains above the all-time low the show drew two weeks ago with 1.42 rating.Source: Prowrestling.net, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Velvet Sky Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Paqueta feels great with AC Milan

first_imgThe Brazilian youngster has signed with Italian Lega Serie A club AC Milan and he was presented to the media today.Brazilian footballer Lucas Paqueta has left Flamengo in his native country to join Italian Lega Serie A side AC Milan.“I feel great. I’m happy and I already feel very involved. I want to thank everyone for the faith that has been placed in me and I hope to repay this out on the pitch,” he explained on the club’s official website.“Milan are a great team with a decorated history. They’ve won it all. Receiving the call from Leonardo was important.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“He presented the project to me and, together with my family, we said yes to AC Milan because it was the best choice,” he added.“I’m a technical player and one that’s always looking to understand how the game changes. I’m an attacking player, I have a good physique and I like to put myself about, with and without the ball, while also creating play and looking to score.”“I chose No.39 because it was my first number at Flamengo. I hope it can bring me luck here at AC Milan,” he explained.“I prefer to play in midfield but I’ve also played further forward. I am at the Coach’s disposal and I’m here to give my all”.last_img read more

City of Del Mar expands when and where dogs can be without

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 4, 2018 Dan Plante, Dan Plante City of Del Mar expands when and where dogs can be without leashescenter_img April 4, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) — For the first time in 30 years, doggies at Del Mar’s dog beach will be able to run free, during the summer months.“I thinks it’s fabulous, It’s about time. We’ve been coming down here for 15 years so this is awesome,” said Holly Hatt from Poway.Normally, when the visitors arrive, the dogs are put back on a leash. Del Mar is a huge tourist destination during the summer. Among other things, the San Diego County Fair, The Del Mar Horse Races and the regular summer rush.After getting pressure from local dog owners, the city council voted 4 to 1 in favor of loosening up the leash laws. But there’s a catch. It’s only in effect until 8 a.m. when the lifeguards arrive for duty.“For me, this is the best beach for the dogs. There are other dog beaches, but this is the best,” said Barbara Yanni.The new leash law goes into effect on June 15th, when the summer rush begins. Updated: 10:48 PMlast_img read more

Condé Nast Announces Management Restructuring

first_imgCondé Nast today announced an executive personnel restructuring, including the naming of three senior vice presidents.Vogue, Men’s Vogue and Vogue Living vice president Thomas Florio has been named senior vice president and publishing director, and will oversee also the Teen Vogue publishing business. Florio has spent more than two decades at Condé Nast working on titles including GQ, The New Yorker and Condé Nast Traveler. Florio is the youngest brother of fellow Condé Nast veteran and former chief executive Steve Florio, who died December 27 due to complications following a heart attack.William Wackermann, vice president and publisher of Glamour, has been promoted to senior vice president and publishing director, and will oversee the Condé Nast Bridal Media Group. Louis Cona has been promoted to senior vice president of the Condé Nast Media Group. Cona, who had previously been vice president and publisher of The New Yorker, will oversee the group’s sales and marketing teams. Drew Schutte will replace Cona.”This is an exciting time for our company,” Condé Nast president and chief executive officer Charles H. Townsend said in a statement. “These changes in our management structure position us for many years of continued growth.” In addition to the business media group—which includes Portfolio magazine—Condé Nast Publications’ group president and publishing director David Carey [SEE RELATED FOLIO: VIDEO HERE] will also now oversee Wired Media and the company’s Golf Digest Group. Gina Sanders, who launched Teen Vogue, has been named vice president and publisher of Lucky. Also as part of the restructuring, Mitchell Fox, Amy Churgin and Alexandra Golinkin will be leaving the company. Fox served as group president and publishing director of the Golf Digest Group, the Fairchild Fashion Group and the Condé Nast Bridal Media Group. Churgin was senior vice president of the Condé Nast Media Group, overseeing corporate sales, and Golinkin was Lucky’s vice president and publisher.last_img read more

Rajaka Sangam vows to support TRS in Mancherial

first_imgMancherial: Former municipal vice-chairmanNalla Shankar and TRS leaders celebrated party Working President KT Rama Rao birthday in Hamaliwada in Mancherial on Wednesday.The chief guest, Nadipelli Vijit Rao, cut the cake and congratulated KTR.Rajaka Sangam leaders took a resolution that their Sangam will support the TRS in the coming municipal elections. Party town president G Muthyam, Tota Tirupathi, A.Shankar, Agarao, Jagan, Mohan Rao, Sripathi Vasu, G Ravinder Reddy, Pallapu Tirupathi, Panaganti Tirupathi, Harikrishna, Ramesh and others were present on the occasion.last_img

Meet ShangChi Marvels first Asianled superhero

first_imgMarvel StudiosMarvel Studios Official FacebookAfter Avengers: Endgame, Marvel has some wonderful plans for the next phase. There are several amazing movies lined-up but fans from around the world are now excited to see the very first Asian superhero to enter the Marvel world — let’s meet Shang-Chi.As per the recent update by Deadline, Marvel Studios has hired Destin Daniel Cretton to direct a movie about Kung Fu master and superhero Shang-Chi. The upcoming superhero movie would be the first Asian-led superhero movie in the MCU. The Hawaii-born director is famous for movies like Short Term 12 and The Glass Castle. His Jamie Foxx-starrer Just Mercy is slated to release in 2020.Here Marvel’s goal is to make Shang-Chi there next Black Panther and hire a lot of Asian-American artists in it. As we all know, with Black Panther, Marvel touched those corners which ultimately gave them an Oscars nomination.In Marvel Comics, Shang-Chi is a fictional character who is often referred to as the Master of Kung Fu. Shang-Chi first appeared in 1973 and was created by Jim Starlin and Steve Englehart. In Chinese, Shang-Chi literally means Rising of the Spirit and the characters possess an extraordinary master of numerous unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles that includes Jian, gun, and nunchaku. Not only this, after he joins the Avengers, yes, he will be seen in future Avenger movies, he gains the power to create countless duplicates of himself — just like Doctor Strange did in Avengers: Infinity War.After Marvel Studios’ deal with Paramount Pictures in 2006, Shang-Chi was chosen as one of those characters who will get his stand-alone movie before he will join the Avengers in full capacity. The talks of making the full-length feature movie started back in 2018 when Marvel hired David Callaham to write the screenplay for a Shang-Chi movie.David Callaham is famous for writing the screenplay of The Expendables movie series. Callaham is also hired by DC Films to write the screenplay of the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 movie.Deadline further noted that Shang-Chi’s movie script will modernize the hero to avoid the stereotypes. Considering the timeline, it looks like Shang-Chi will appear in the post-Thanos’ world and after Captain America and Tony Stark’s death, maybe he will be the one who will reunite all the superheroes.last_img read more

Southeast Shooting Leaves Young Man Dead

first_imgThe Metropolitan Police Department identified Timon M. Jones, 23, as the victim of a fatal shooting Jan. 20 in Southeast, D.C.According to reports, the police received a call for a man down in the Sixth District area. Jones was lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds when officers arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Jones’ death is the fourth homicide to happen in D.C. in 2016.The police investigation is ongoing and no motive for the shooting has been determined. Additional details have not been released.So far this year there have been six homicides in the District as of Jan. 26, a 25 percent decrease from the same time a year ago. However, violent crime, including sexual assaults, assaults with dangerous weapons and robberies are up 15 percent as of Jan. 26.Even though there is a decrease in homicides, residents are still fed up with the killings. “I think it is nonsense that people are out here losing their lives over nothing,” James Alston, 25, told the AFRO Jan. 24.Alston grew up in Southeast and said he is tired of small altercations resulting in murder. “Young people would rather shoot it out, instead of talking it out,” he said.last_img read more