Emery calls for consistency as Arsenal enter a very important phase

Emery calls for consistency as Arsenal enter a very important phase

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery is only interested in seeing his players perform to their very best consistently ahead of what he describes as a “very important” part of their season.The Gunners currently hold the highly-coveted fourth-place in the Premier League table by a point from Manchester United with Chelsea, who have a game in hand, a further two points adrift.Only 11 fixtures are left for Arsenal as they chase a return to Champions League football after a two-season absence.However, for Emery, the priority lies in taking things on a game-by-game ahead of tonight’s encounter with 12th-placed Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium.“We can continue in this position, but only if we win. We need to be consistent in 38 matches,” said Emery in Tuesday’s press conference on Arsenal.com.“Tomorrow is one more. It’s very important because three points are not coming back after you play this match. You need to play against Bournemouth thinking that we need and we wish to take these three points.Aside from their Premier League campaign, Arsenal also remain in the mix for Europa League glory this season after progressing to the last-16 stage by beating BATE Borisov 3-1 on aggregate in the previous round.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Emery added: “Now is a very important moment in the season with the Premier League and the Europa League and I am looking for the best performance individually and collectively and to be consistent with that.“Our moment is very important our focus is very important to take consistently.”Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be brought into the starting line-up for tonight’s game against Bournemouth in place for the injured Stephan Lichtsteiner. Alex Iwobi is also doubtful for ArsenalMeanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Laurent Koscielny and Matteo Guendouzi will be pushing for starts with kick-off at the Emirates set for 8:45 PM (CET).⚡️ #YoPierre 😁 pic.twitter.com/19I42CRDCx— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 27, 2019last_img read more

Read More

PDA LeewardLong Bay Candidate say glory days gone promises to restore

PDA LeewardLong Bay Candidate say glory days gone promises to restore

first_imgShe said the country has regressed under the current government and during this national Youth Week, the PDA standard bearer for Electoral District #5 said, “Our youth deserve better, our youth deserve real opportunities, our youth deserve the opportunity to be managers and executives, our youth deserve the opportunities to be employers and not just employees.  We all as Turks and Caicos Islanders deserve and by now, 40 years later should have been managers and owners of hotels and not simply down the line employees.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Johnson said it was 40 years ago that the country held its first political rallies to see indigenous ministerial government established.  Calsada Johnson promised that a PDA government would get better wages, would get contractors working again, would draw investors and would reverse the trend where local people are being disenfranchised.Some of the instances from a long list of so called injustices include,  “TCI Government was once a shareholder of Provo Water Company, Not anymore!  Elite Gaming once had local shareholders. Not anymore!   Digicel had a local general manager. Not anymore!”   Johnson concluded with an empathetic word to Civil Servants, saying they have been badly treated… and assuring that the PDAs commitment is to restore all that has been taken away from them. center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 28, 2016 – Strangers and outcasts and it ain’t fun no more; this is a summary of some statements made when the Leeward and Long Bay candidate for the Progressive Democratic Alliance, Calsada Johnson held a rally at the former Fun World last Friday night.  Related Items:calsada johnson, country has regressed under current government says calsada johnsonlast_img read more

Read More

Second boat grounded on Governors Beach

Second boat grounded on Governors Beach

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI, January 24, 2017 – The cold front and the rough weather it created has today grounded yet another boat on Governor’s Beach in Grand Turk.  Just as the country learned that we would see the MV Mega One Triton removed very soon, there is a second cargo vessel stuck not too far away from the Mega One – there has been no official statement on this new predicament. #MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

Read More

Bahamas Crime Report  Two murders counterfeit cash husband critically injured by wife

Bahamas Crime Report  Two murders counterfeit cash husband critically injured by wife

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 6, 2017 – Nassau – Two murders in four hours in Nassau as Police report that overnight a shooting victim died in hospital.  They are searching for two suspects in connection to that crime which happened around 9pm.  It is said the man was standing at convenience store on Rosedale Street, off Mackey Street when two men emerged from a truck, with handguns and shot him.  They sped off in a green, single cab Ford Ranger.  The killing earlier on Whit Monday holiday happened on Okra Hill at the home of the victim, shortly before 5pm.  The man was found lying dead on the ground in front of his home and he too was shot.  Police need help in solving these matters.  Police also arrested a Brazilian man for possession of $4,000 in counterfeit US money.  The man was staying at a hotel on Paradise Island and Police, following a lead arrested the man in his room.  It is when officers found the Brazilian to still have a large amount of counterfeit currency in his possession.  That arrest happened yesterday also.  And, a woman was taken into custody after throwing a corrosive chemical on her husband; the man is critical in hospital now.  The pair was arguing at their home on St. Alban’s Drive on Sunday around 3pm.  Police say investigations into the matter, and all others are ongoing.  #MagneticMediaNews#husbandcriticallyinjuredbywife#Bahamascrimereport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#Bahamascrimereport, #husbandcriticallyinjuredbywife, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Read More

Minister Thompson says Grand Bahamians Must Become Business Innovators

Minister Thompson says Grand Bahamians Must Become Business Innovators

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 29, 2017 – Grand Bahama – In wake of powerful hurricanes, Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson says The Bahamas is learning a very painful lesson on why the economy must be diversified.   Tourism alone, he said, is not enough.In opening the first Business-to-Business Expo at Pelican Bay resort on Thursday morning, Minister Thompson said that his office was mandated to focus on the economic revitalization of Grand Bahama and the Expo aligns with fulfilling that task, which he hopes will generate much needed growth within Grand Bahama’s broken economy.“The Government has a focused strategy to improve our economy here in Grand Bahama,” said Minister Thompson.   “But we are painfully aware of our current state of affairs here in Grand Bahama.   Therefore we must ensure that local businesses and entrepreneurs are in a position to provide the ancillary services to our anchor companies within the Industrial sector.  And that’s what a forum like this Business-to-business Expo is all about.”The Minister for Grand Bahama told Expo attendees that the revitalization of Grand Bahama will require a pluralistic approach, a part of which will include focusing on some big matters – like the opening and redevelopment of the Lucayan Strip, or focusing on iconic properties like Xanadu and Royal Oasis.   These, he said, are being aggressively pursued.He said it will also require improving Grand Bahama’s means of doing business, as well as actively marketing Grand Bahama as a place to do business in the technology industry.   He noted that the focus will now have to be on not just tourism, but on maritime and manufacturing.“This seminar is only one component in our overall strategy,” said Minister Thompson.   “So, while we want new businesses to come to Grand Bahama, we also want to ensure that businesses are able to take advantage of every opportunity that already exist here in Grand Bahama.“I want all of these anchor businesses and industrial companies to fulfill their duty, by ensuring that they indeed use the businesses that are represented in this room.   If a Grand Bahama business or entrepreneur can provide the service at a reasonable price, give them the contract.“Today is not the end, but the beginning, as we shall be following up, fully expecting and demanding that wherever possible, local businesses be provided with the opportunity.   This has to be a continual dialogue.   This exercise must also be results driven and the results must be that more Grand Bahamians are given opportunities in Grand Bahama.”Minister Thompson pointed out that the success of the inaugural Expo had nothing to do with the number of people who showed up, but rather would depend upon how many local businesses benefit from the Expo.He challenged all of the business owners and representatives in the room that within six months there should be at least an additional five businesses that received additional opportunity as a result of what was done at the Expo.“The Government’s role is that we are committed to making it easier for businesses to do business,” Minister Thompson added.   “The government is also committed to making it easier to be able to partner with international persons in order to make your business successful.“So, I encourage all of you to be innovative in your approach to doing business.   The sad thing is, we in Grand Bahama can no longer expect that an opportunity is going to drop in our laps.   We live on an island that demands that opportunities sometimes have to be created. So, be creative, be innovative, take initiative, adjust yourself, find a problem to solve and if you do that, you will find a new business, which you can open and be successful.“We are moving towards an era of entrepreneurship, ownership, partnership and civic engagement. As we continue to work towards making Grand Bahama the center for industry and innovation and the industrial hub it is destined to be, it is important that we embrace new ways of doing business.”By: Andrew Coakley (BIS)Photo Captions:  OPENS EXPO – Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of The Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson was the keynote speaker at the official opening of the first Business-to-Business Expo at Pelican Point resort on Thursday, September 28, 2017.  The concept of the Business-to-Business Expo was born in the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama.  (BIS Photo)ASKING A QUESTION – Senator Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama asks a question of a panel of executives from the Grand Bahama Shipyard, during question and answer period of the Business-to-Business Expo, Pelican Bay Resort on Thursday, September 28, 2017.(BIS Photo) Related Items:last_img read more

Read More

Emery believes Arsenal and Liverpool are not too far apart

Emery believes Arsenal and Liverpool are not too far apart

first_imgBoth teams are on the top four clubs of the 2018-2019 English Premier League season with only six points of differenceArsenal and Liverpool are currently in 4th and 2nd position, respectively, in the English Premier League.But only six points are what separates both teams. And for the Gunners’manager, Unai Emery, the distance is not big.“Some teams are more advantaged than us. One of which is very clear, Manchester City,” Emery told Sky Sports.“The difference at the moment between Liverpool and [us] is not very big, but it is an important difference also.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We are now in terms of points, performances and the goals we’re scoring, with Chelsea and Tottenham. This is the reality. We want to progress but we are not thinking of them,” he added.“It’s a big challenge because it is away and we need to improve our mentality away.”“We know we need to change. We need to be more competitive away. I think the team is doing that,” he commented.“It is a new challenge [against United] and the challenge is bigger than other matches.”last_img read more

Read More

Solskjaer refuses to set any targets at Man United

Solskjaer refuses to set any targets at Man United

first_imgManchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intends to focus on getting the players to understand his football philosophy before setting any aimsThe Norwegian has replaced Jose Mourinho in the dugout at Old Trafford on a caretaker basis for the next six months.United currently find themselves 11 points adrift of the top four in the Premier League ahead of Solskjaer’s first match in charge against Cardiff City on Saturday.But Solskjaer will instead focus on getting the squad to adapt to his playing style rather than concern himself with results.“I think first thing is the first game,” said Solskjaer, according to Evening Standard.“Think about getting my principles into the boys, get the players to understand how I want them to play and let’s take the results later on and see how many points we can gather.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“This club has made many, many points up before, but I’m not going to set that target now.“My job is to help the players, make them grasp the opportunity. They all want to be part of Manchester United.“I’m here to help them, help the team. It’s down to man-management. I had the best manager as a player and coach to deal with players and it’s about communication,“When you’re at United there are a set of demands and one is to be a team player.”The Cardiff-United game will begin at 18:30 (CET) on Saturday.last_img read more

Read More

Face Up New York

first_imgMAGSTATSIssue: August 6, 2012Frequency: 42 times per yearCirculation: 400,000Launched: 1968Publisher: New York Media, LLCDesign Director: Thomas AlbertyPhotography Director: Jody QuonEditor-in-Chief: Adam MossSex sells, as they say. And in planning a cover for New York’s sex issue—a special theme issue that chronicles the “varieties of sexual experience across this most varied and relentlessly inventive of cities”—the design staff had a similar variety of imagery to hone in on for the cover.Design director Thomas Alberty says part of the issue is dedicated to a photo portfolio of couples kissing, and a staffer in the photography department stumbled on a series of photographs shot by Tim Flach that feature close-ups of kissing lips. “It was just so perfect,” says Alberty. “We had other cover contenders that were images that were commissioned for us, but this one nailed it. It’s lips, it’s fleshy, it worked.”With the issue closing by the end of the week, the cover had to be decided on quickly, and Alberty says the way the cover art fit right into place so naturally was not par for the course. “The cover was pretty easy, which is a weird case, but we arrived at it pretty quickly. We usually decide on a cover by Wednesday, and we had other options, but this one just seemed hands-down to be the best, no contest.”There was minimal touch-up done to the photo other than some color correction. Cover lines were kept to a minimum—“sex” is a pretty eye-catching word by itself, notes Alberty—and bookman swash was chosen as the font, which harkens back to New York’s past design and also played off the subject well. “It’s so perfect, it has that swash that’s so erotic in this context,” says Alberty.. DESIGNER’S COMMENTS“To quote Austin Powers: ‘Sex? Yes, please!’ And to this New York cover I say, ‘Yes, please!’ The cover image does an incredible job of walking the line—provocative and yet not over the top or offensive. The super-close cropping of the image captures a moment of intimacy in a completely unique way. Flesh! At first glance I needed a moment to understand what I was looking at. I love the simplicity of the type, too—no need to say more. That’s what makes this a great cover!”Robert Lesser, Design Director, CFO Publishing“This is a really smart cover, with a PG image that manages to be provocative, erotic and sexually ambiguous enough that it will appeal to every orientation (as it should). The cover photo manages to create the illusion (and promise) of naked intertwined bodies and forbidden lust without being exploitative or cliched. The retro swash typography calls to mind classic (and tasteful) X-rated movie posters from the 1970s, especially the poster for the first ‘Emmanuelle’ movie. The white border and rounded corners of the photo enhances the poster feel. It’s all perfectly understated, yet still in-your-face enough to jump off the newsstand. There have been way too many bad ‘sex issue’ covers, but this one stands out for its originality, imagination and flawless execution.”Robert Newman, Creative Consultant, Robert Newman Design (@newmanology) Have a unique “cover” story? Contact editor Bill Mickey at bmickey@red7media.com.last_img read more

Read More

Grace VanderWaal Can Cry On Demand Behind The Scenes Of Clearly

Grace VanderWaal Can Cry On Demand Behind The Scenes Of Clearly

first_imgNews Facebook The “AGT” winner and rising star shares some secrets behind the making of her latest music videoBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 12, 2018 – 6:03 pm On March 30, rising singer/songwriting star and “America’s Got Talent” season 11 winner Grace VanderWaal dropped the new video for her latest single, “Clearly.”The anthemic self-assurance ballad interpolates lyrics and melody from reggae singer/songwriter Johnny Nash’s 1972 classic “I Can See Clearly Now” into the chorus, and the video showcases a coolly collected VanderWaal displaying an acting prowess that belies her age of just 14 years.As a follow-up to the video release, VanderWaal has shared a brief behind-the-scenes spotlight about the making of the project through Vevo. In the clip, she discusses how she was able to cry so convincingly, revealing it’s a skill she can summon on demand. She also shared a teaser for the B.T.S. video via Instagram, where she explains her secret. Email Twitter Grace VanderWaal Can Cry On Demand: Behind The Scenes Of “Clearly” VanderWaal will hit the road later this month as the supporting act for Imagine Dragons’ summer stadium tour. The young performer will open for 40 dates on the North American leg of the Evolve World Tour. Tickets and full show dates can be found on her official website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhb1JzCgnhY/?utm_source=ig_embed Grace VanderWaal, “Clearly”: Behind The Scenes grace-vanderwaal-can-cry-demand-behind-scenes-clearlylast_img read more

Read More

Is Bala ready to direct Suriya after getting ousted from Varma

first_imgA collage of Suriya and Bala.PR HandoutBala, who was unceremoniously ousted from Dhruv’s Varma, seems to be ready to put the bad experience behind him and move on to his next project. The National Award-winning filmmaker is set to work with his good friend and actor, Suriya.Speculations are rife that Suriya and Bala are in talks for a movie and there is a possibility of their collaboration after the actor wraps up his current commitments.It has to be noted that Bala had given a major break for Suriya in his Nandha and cast him in a key role in Pithamagan. Trusting his abilities, the actor is believed to be joining hands with the filmmaker.Currently, Suriya is busy with Selvaraghavan’s NGK, a political thriller. The film has Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi playing the female leads with Bala Singh, Mansoor Ali Khan, Ponvannan and others in the supporting cast.NGK was supposed to be released last Diwali, but the film got delayed after the director fell ill. It will now hit the screens on 31 May.After NGK, Suriya will move on to Sudha Kongara’s Captain Gopinath’s biopic. The shooting will commence later this year.On the other hand, Bala was removed as the director from Varma, a remake of Telugu blockbuster movie Arjun Reddy. The production house, E4 Entertainment, was not happy with the final output of the movie. Hence, he was fired from the project.Now, the project will be shot, afresh.last_img read more

Read More

Asian shares slip dollar nurses losses as US election looms

first_imgAsian shares slipped on Friday and the dollar nursed losses in a week marked by growing uncertainty about the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.4 percent after brushing its lowest levels since early August. It looked set for a loss of 1.6 for the week.Investors have been unnerved in recent days by signs that the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump may be tightening just days before Tuesday’s vote.That anxiety has rippled across global financial markets as investors ponder hedging the possible ramifications of a Trump presidency, overshadowing other events including Friday’s U.S. employment report for October.According to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project, Clinton, who is seen as the status quo candidate by markets, maintained her narrow lead over Trump.But several swing states that the Republican challenger must win shifted from favouring Clinton to toss-ups, offering Trump a possible route to victory.”Even if opinion polls show that Clinton is maintaining a lead, anything can happen at the last minute, something the Brexit outcome taught us,” said Norihiro Fujito, senior investment strategist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, referring to Britain’s surprising vote in June to leave the European Union.Trump, a political novice, has campaigned to clamp down on immigration, rethink trade relations and slap high tariffs on imported goods. Some fear his election would pose risks for global trade and growth.”There remains scope for a significant sell-off if Trump wins,” wrote Ric Spooner at CMC Markets.”Markets are currently attempting to strike the right balance between the greater probability of a Clinton win and the possibility of a significant sell-off on a Trump victory,” Spooner said.”The more the market falls in advance of the election, the greater the potential for volatility and a significant bounce if Clinton does get up.”On Wall Street on Thursday, U.S. stocks sagged, with the S&P 500’s eighth straight losing session marking its longest streak since the 2008 financial crisis. A slump in Facebook shares (FB.O) and the U.S. election jitter sapped investor confidence.Japan’s Nikkei stock index slid 1.4 percent, reopening after a public holiday on Thursday and catching up to losses in the previous global session. It was down 3.2 percent for the week, dragged down by the resurgence of the perennial safe-haven yen as U.S. election jitters mount.The dollar clawed back some lost ground against the yen, rising 0.1 percent to 103.05 and pushing away from the previous session’s one-month low of 102.54 yen, though still down 1.6 percent for the week. The euro edged down 0.1 percent to $1.1088, up about 1 percent for the week.The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six rival currencies, inched up 0.1 percent to 97.242, down 1.1 percent for the week and not far from a more than three-week low of 97.041 struck overnight.The non-farm payrolls report due later Friday is expected to show employers added 175,000 jobs in October, according to the median estimate of 106 economists polled by Reuters.U.S. data on Thursday showed that services industry activity cooled last month amid a slowdown in new orders and hiring, while planned job cuts by U.S.-based employers dropped 31 percent to a five-month low.That underscored the labour market’s healthy fundamentals, though more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week.The pound was a stand-out performer overnight, rising to a nearly one-month high of $1.2494 on Thursday after a British court ruled that the government needs parliamentary approval to start the process of leaving the European Union. That could potentially delay Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans.The pound also got a boost from the Bank of England, which scrapped its plan to cut interest rates and ramped up its forecasts for growth.Sterling was last up 0.1 percent at $1.2476, poised to gain 2.4 percent for the week.Oil prices took back some ground after settling down more than 1 percent on Thursday as investors reacted to a record weekly surge in U.S. crude inventories and remained skeptical that OPEC will actually implement its planned output curbs.U.S. crude CLc1 added 0.2 percent to $44.76 per barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 also rose 0.2 percent to $46.46.last_img read more

Read More

SIT asks suspended Congress MLA Roshan Baig to appear before it in

first_img“He craftily dropped my name to divert attention from himself since he knew that playing dead would buy him time to plan out further mischief, the helpless victims will have no choice but to look for somebody to point fingers at,” read one of his earlier tweets.The SIT sleuths have arrested high profile officers including Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner BM Vijayashankar and North division ACP for revenue, LC Nagaraj for taking bribes from the IMA chief Khan and issuing a no-objection certificate (NOC). Former minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan was also summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over his dealings with the IMA. Shivajinagar MLA R Roshan BaigTwitterHours after Roshan Baig resigned from the Congress, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the IMA case summoned him over his alleged involvement in the multi-crore scam.The SIT has directed Baig to appear before it at 11 am on Thursday, July 11. Although the investigation has been going on for past one month, Baig was never questioned over his alleged involvement with the firm.Baig who was suspended from the Congress for his anti-party activities will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), according to reports.In an audio clip, Mansoor Khan said that Baig took Rs 400 crore from him and failed to return the money, as he did not get a party ticket. Khan also said that he and his family were threatened by the lawmaker following which he had to flee from the country.However, Baig had refuted Khan’s claims saying that it was frivolous and baseless and only aims to destroy his political image. He had also requested for a CBI investigation over the matter.last_img read more

Read More

KGF Star Yash gives a massive boost to Chiranjeevis Sye Raa Narasimha

first_imgYash and Chiranjeevi.PR HandoutYash, who has become a heartthrob of youths across India following massive success of KGF: Chapter 1, will be giving a boost to Chiranjeevi’s upcoming mega-budget movie Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. The Rocking Star has extended his support to the Ram Charan-produced movie by turning narrator for the film. As per the media reports, Yash has done voice over for the Kannada version of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Indeed, he is said to be the narrator in the Sandalwood version. Rajinikanth and Mohanlal have done voiceover for the Tamil and Malayalam versions, respectively.Yash is one of the big names of Sandalwood and his presence is expected to add huge value to the flick, which is likely to become the first major film to be dubbed into Kannada and to have a simultaneous release.For decades, Sandalwood had opposed dubbing and only after the intervention of the Competition Commission of India, it was lifted a few years ago. In the last two years, a couple of movies from Tamil have been dubbed in Kannada and met with decent response.Coming back to Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, the Surender Reddy-directorial has Sandalwood star Kiccha Sudeep playing an important role. Chiranjeevi appears in the title role and entire story is centered around him.The film is based on the Telugu freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy from Rayalaseema. Vijay Sethupathi, Amitabh Bachchan, Jagapathi Babu, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia are in the key roles.Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy will simultaneously release in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada on 2 October. The film has Amit Trivedi’s music, Julius Packiam’s backround score, Sreekar Prasad’s editing and R Rathnavelu’s cinematography.last_img read more

Read More

2 siblings die from food poisoning in Gazipur

2 siblings die from food poisoning in Gazipur

first_imgTwo siblings died reportedly from food poisoning and their mother fell sick after having lunch at South Salna in Gazipur city Tuesday, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Shakil and his brother Humayun, sons of Rafikul Islam of Afaina village in Mymensingh.Police and hospital sources said Shakil, Humayun and their mother fell sick one after another immediately after having lunch.They were taken to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital where doctors declared Shakil dead on arrival.Later, Humayun and their mother were being moved to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital as their condition deteriorated. Of them, Humayun died on the way.Dr Rashedul Islam, a physician at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital, said both the boys might have died due to food poisoning.last_img read more

Read More

10 Ctg school teachers get bail in defamation case

10 Ctg school teachers get bail in defamation case

first_imgA Chittagong court on Tuesday granted bail to 10 school teachers out of 13 accused in a sedition case filed with Banshkhali police station in this year, reports UNB.Chittagong district and session judge Helal Chowdhury passed the bail order, said lawyer Ibrahim Hossain Chowdhury Babul.The court also rejected the bail petitions of three other teachers in the case.According to the court sources, the accused compared the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the chairman of a local union parishad Liakat Ali, also a BNP leader, in the question paper of a class IX interim exam of those schools.The conscious people of the area noticed the matter first and protested it on social networking sites and local media before they informed the matter to upazila administration, sparking off a huge public criticism.Following this, sub-inspector M Nurul Anwar of Banshkhali police station filed a case against 13 teachers of different schools on 14 June.However, all of the accused granted an eight-week anticipatory bail from the High Court in the case.On 23 August, the 13 teachers of secondary schools in different upazilas of the district surrendered to a local court upon completion of the interim bail and filed bail petitions again.However, the court sent them to jail rejecting their bail petitions.last_img read more

Read More

Top 12 global events of 2017

Top 12 global events of 2017
first_imgUS president Donald Trump delivers remarks regarding the Administration`s National Security Strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC, US on 18 December, 2017. Photo: ReutersFrom the inauguration of US president Donald Trump to the exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar, here are 12 events that marked 2017.- A year of Trump -On 20 January Republican billionaire Donald Trump, 70, is inaugurated as US president, vowing: “America first.”Suspicions of collusion between his election campaign and Russia dog the start of his term.Trump progressively unpicks the achievements of his Democrat predecessor, Barack Obama. He pulls out of international agreements on climate, free trade, immigration and UNESCO.On 6 December, in another break with the previous administration, Trump creates shockwaves when he recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move largely rejected in a UN vote.On 20 December he seals his first major reform, signing long-awaited tax cuts into law.- Brexit under way -On 29 March London launches the process to quit the European Union, as voted in a referendum nine months earlier.In a snap general election on June 8 Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives suffer a major setback and lose their majority.Brussels and London agree on divorce terms on 8 December.- France: Political earthquake -Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron, 39, wins a resounding victory over far-right rival Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election on 7 May.His new En Marche (One the Move) movement drives the two biggest parties — the Socialists and Republicans — from the Elysee Palace for the first time.- Middle East: Boiling point -Saudi Arabia and its allies sever diplomatic ties with Qatar on 5 June, accusing it supporting “terrorists” and of being too close to Iran.Then on 4 November Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri announces from the Saudi capital that he is resigning, citing Iran’s “grip” on his country. He later backtracks.Saudi Arabia also accuses rebels in Yemen of receiving support from Iran, which denies the accusation.The UN describes Yemen’s humanitarian situation as the worst in the world in 2017.- Venezuela: Economic disaster -On 30 July Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly — whose legitimacy is disputed by the opposition and abroad — is elected after four months of deadly protests against socialist president Nicolas Maduro.With wide-ranging powers, it dismisses in early August Attorney General Luisa Ortega, one of Maduro’s top critics.It then takes over the opposition-dominated Congress.Crippled by plummeting oil prices, the country is considered to be in “selective default” by ratings agencies.- North Korea: Escalation -The reclusive regime conducts its sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3.On 29 November leader Kim Jong-Un says a “state nuclear force” has been completed with the test of a long-range missile able to deliver a nuclear warhead anywhere in the United States.Washington threatens to “utterly destroy” the regime “if war comes”.On 22 December the UN Security Council imposes new sanctions against North Korea that restrict vital oil supplies.A group of Rohingya refugee people walk in the water after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf. Reuters- Myanmar’s Rohingyas: ‘Genocide’ -On 25 August the military in Buddhist-majority Myanmar launches a crackdown on Rohingyas after militants from the stateless Muslim minority ambush security forces.Nearly 655,000 Rohingyas find refuge in Bangladesh.The United States denounces “ethnic cleansing” while the UN speaks of “elements of genocide”.- Catalonia: Autonomy suspended -Spain’s wealthy northeastern Catalonia region holds a referendum for independence on October 1 that is deemed illegal by the central government.Madrid moves to assert control but Catalan lawmakers vote on 27 October to declare independence.Madrid dismisses Catalonia’s government and suspends its autonomy, also calling regional elections. Deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont, charged with sedition and rebellion, takes refuge in Belgium.On 21 December three pro-independence parties defeat the central government in the elections. However, the centrist, anti-independence Ciudadanos party gets the best individual result.- The Weinstein scandal -On 5 October the New York Times publishes a bombshell investigative report accusing Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, 65, of sexual harassment over decades.Similar allegations have since been levelled at a long list of personalities in film, television, journalism and politics around the world.- Zimbabwe: Mugabe falls -Zimbabwe’s veteran President Robert Mugabe, 93, resigns on 21 November following 37 years of rule and after being abandoned by the military and his own party.- IS defeated, not wiped out -Iraq on 9 December declares victory in its war to expel the Islamic State group but experts warn that jihadists remain a threat. They have also lost most of their territory in Syria.Numerous deadly attacks around the world over the year, including in Afghanistan, Britain, Egypt and Somalia, are claimed by or blamed on the group or others linked to Al-Qaeda.- Climate: Record disasters -The year in which Trump decides, on June 1, to leave the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord is marked by a series of natural disasters, including record-breaking hurricanes, earthquakes and devastating fires that affect several countries.It is set to be one of the three warmest years ever recorded.last_img
Read More

AFRO Exclusive Interview New Film Coins For Christmas Gives the Gift of

AFRO Exclusive Interview New Film Coins For Christmas Gives the Gift of

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C., mgreen@afro.comDespite the religious history behind the celebration of Christmas, the holiday season’s message has been transformed to one of spending and gift-giving.  TV One’s “Coins for Christmas,” however, flips the script: The main characters are strapped for cash during the holidays and end up giving and receiving gifts that make them better people and teach them life’s true values.“[‘Coins for Christmas’] is a great film with a great message and the story line is not at all what typical Christmas movies are all about,” said Stephen Bishop, who plays the role of Alec in the film.   Bishop, from “Being Mary Jane” fame, stars alongside “Marlon” actress Essence Atkins who plays the character of Madison.‘Coins For Christmas’ (Courtesy Photo)“Alec is an NFL player that’s coming off of an injury, and because of his [braggadocian] and arrogant nature, very few people are wanting to work with him and he needs to get that together.  And Essence’s character (Madison) is a single mother who is trying to scrape money for Christmas because her bank accounts have been seized due to her ex husband’s behavior.  They come together and they teach other how to be better people and how to get past what some would see as perceived flaws,” Bishop told the AFRO.Bishop said the lessons Alec and Madison learn are relatable for audiences across demographics.“I think across the board it’s a good message to take away.  For Essence’s character it’s a good lesson in self-esteem and confidence.  For Alec’s character it’s a good lesson in humility.  There’s a duality there, where we’re converging on both sides.  One guy is completely arrogant and full of himself and the other character is completely humble and doesn’t give herself enough credit and they teach other how to be the opposite,” Bishop said.  “So there’s messages all over: How to treat people.  You never know what the next person is going through, so how to be kind.  And then there’s a message of friendship there.”Particularly during an era of political, nationwide and world tension, Bishop said that “Coins for Christmas” offers cheerfulness packed with a message.“It’s a good addition to the holiday spirit and the family time,” the actor said. “It gives a bit of levity to people during the holidays. Where they’re coming into the holidays maybe burdened with a lot of angst from what’s going on in the country and around the world and it gives them the opportunity to breathe, and have some lighthearted moments and learn some good lessons.”Besides the message behind the film, Bishop told the AFRO he got involved in the project because he’s always wanted to add to families’ holiday cheer by having a role in a Christmas film.“Every year a new slate of Christmas films comes out, some of them turn into classics.  And it’s just for me, it’s always been a thing where I wanted to have a chance to be in people’s living room’s or on the screen during the Christmas time, because it’s kind of like its own little season of films and television,” he said.Additionally, Bishop wanted to join the film when he found out he’d be acting with Atkins.“I got a chance to work with a good friend of mine Essence Atkins, who is just amazing.  I’ve wanted to work directly opposite her since we worked together in a different film, but we weren’t directly opposite each other,” Bishop told the AFRO.Bishop also highlighted director Jamal Hill, who he said did “an excellent job.”The cast also included TC Carson (“Living Single”), Kelly Price (“Saints and Sinners”) and Karlie Redd (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”)“Coins for Christmas” premieres on TV One on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Eastern with an encore at 9 p.m.For those in the Washington, D.C. area, TV One and Xfinity will be hosting a special premiere of the film on the Dec. 16 from 2-5 p.m. at the Studio Xfinity Store (715 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001).  A free event for the whole family, the premiere will include special giveaways, in-store promotions and a post-screening discussion. For more information go to Eventbrite.com .last_img read more

Read More

From Colombia to the Capital

From Colombia to the Capital

first_imgThis Colombian musical revelation brings together two of the most traditional instruments of Colombia, the marimba from South’s Pacific coast and percussions from the North. The sound created by both the instruments are an exquisite blend of music which has come to represent the Colombian rhythm.Carlos Balanta, artistically known as Batermiba, has created his own unique musical ensemble combining traditional marimba with drums, bells, cymbals and a pair of congas. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’And as if this wasn’t enough, he spices up his performances with his vocals. A trained percussionist from Santander de Quihchao (Cauca), Carlos Balanta, started his musical journey early at the age of 12. Since the very beginning Balanta has experimented with mixing traditional rhythms with newer musical beats keeping intact the soul of his music that is essentially Colombian.The show promises to be a revelation for music lovers in Delhi opening the doors to some great sounds and rythmns as Baterimba takes over the Capital next month. Mark the date and head over. You don’t want to miss this! When: 4 AugustWhere: India International Center, Lodhi RoadTiming: 6.30 pm onwardslast_img read more

Read More