McLeish to give Tierney welldeserved rest

McLeish to give Tierney welldeserved rest

first_imgScotland national team head coach Alex McLeish has revealed he plans to rest defender Kieran Tierney when the team faces European champions, Portugal on Sunday.Tierney is one of five players to have left the Scottish team since the 2-1 UEFA Nations League defeat to Israel on Thursday night, a game settled when the 21-year-old’s poor clearance beat Allan McGregor, who was in goal for Scotland to give the Israelis all three points.The Celtic left-back was playing his 22nd game of the season across all competitions for both club and country in Haifa, leaving him on course to match the 60-game shift he put in last term.With the game against Portugal of little or no competitive significance, McLeish has opted to grant Tierney some rest with the injured Charlie Mulgrew, John Souttar, Robert Snodgrass and Scott McTominay also dropping out.“We have players who’ve played a lot of games already this season,” said McLeish, according to Daily Mail. Alexandre Lacazette, ArsenalArsenal suffer huge blow as Lacazette is ruled out until October Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Arsenal announced that striker Alexandre Lacazette has suffered an ankle injury and will be sidelined until October.“We were prepared to make a concession to Celtic in the summer over Kieran because he is a young guy growing up and has played an enormous amount of games.”“I remember back to my Aberdeen days with boys like Neale Cooper and Neil Simpson. They played a lot of games at an extremely young age, and they finished their careers relatively early.”“We don’t want that to happen to the current crop of players. That’s why Tierney is away back again. The medical team said he had a bit of fatigue, so it was right and proper that he went back to his club.”Tierney’s absence might allow McLeish to experiment with a flat back four, thus resolving one of the main criticisms of the performance in Israel, namely that the 3-5-2 formation chosen to accommodate both the Celtic man and Liverpool defender Andy Robertson does not help the team’s wide men.last_img read more

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El Clasico triumph showed our class Suarez

El Clasico triumph showed our class Suarez

first_imgLuis Suarez believes Barcelona were top class in their 5-1 drubbing of rivals Real Madrid without Lionel Messi in Sunday’s Clasico.The Catalans were in fine fettle at Camp Nou and Suarez helped himself with a hat-trick alongside goals from Coutinho and Vidal to further complicate issues for Julen Lopetegui.Injured Lionel Messi was in the stands and would surely be impressed by the performance of his teammates.“[Messi] is the best in the world, always a plus,” Suarez told FourFourTwo. “But what we’ve done is shown the level of football this team is capable of. We’re behind the manager and we love the club.”Give me 🖐 pic.twitter.com/wClG6dWjTi— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 28, 2018Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Madrid had threatened a fightback when Marcelo scored early in the second half, but Suarez delighted in taking advantage of the space as the visitors flooded forward.“They came out obviously wanting to turn the game around,” he said. “They made it 2-1, they had a couple of chances.“We thought, in general, the team played very well and were able to respond. Madrid were leaving a lot of spaces and we knew we could take advantage of that.”But Suarez is not writing off ninth-placed Madrid, adding: “Every player and every team can suffer a poor game and a poor performance.“You just have to keep trying and pulling together as a team. These are situations you can understand. They can happen to everyone.”last_img read more

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I cant say who will play Tuchel

I cant say who will play Tuchel

first_imgThe Paris Saint-Germain coach is keeping quiet especially about Edinson Cavani’s chance of playing on Tuesday against NapoliUruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has been struggling with injury for some time.But Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel won’t confirm if the South American will be able to play tomorrow night against Napoli in the UEFA Champions League.“I can’t say, it’s Monday afternoon so I can’t say who will play,” Tuchel said according to Football Italia.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Cavani is with us and he’s trained, we’ll see later.”“You always say that we’re favorites, that Napoli are small or outsiders. We know it’s a huge challenge though, the 2-2 in the first game was well deserved. We could have done better but for 30 minutes we were not at our level,” he added.“Napoli are a strong team, they’ve been playing together for a long time. They have an understanding, quality, and defensive discipline.”“It’ll be a big challenge but we want to win, this is the second half after the 2-2 in the first. We’re coming off two beautiful games against Marseille and Lille,” he commented.last_img read more

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PSG president dismisses Football Leaks revelations as complete rubbish

PSG president dismisses Football Leaks revelations as complete rubbish

first_imgParis Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has no interest in allegations made against him by whistleblowers Football LeaksThe Qatari businessman is at the centre of Football Leaks’ latest scandal, who accuse Al-Khelaifi of engaging in a fraudulent attempt to escape UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.PSG released a statement last week denying the claims made against their president.This comes in light of PSG and Manchester City both reaching settlements with the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) in May 2014 over their FFP breaches.“Honestly, I do not look at that,” Al-Khelaifi told RMC Sport after PSG’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Napoli on Tuesday.“It’s complete rubbish. Winning our next games is the most important.”PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Al-Khelaifi also declared his satisfaction with the UEFA’s decision to use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology in next season’s Champions League.However, PSG will be rueing the fact that VAR hadn’t been available on Tuesday night after Jose Callejon appeared to be offside in the build-up to Napoli’s equalising penalty.Lorenzo Insigne scored from the spot to cancel out Juan Bernat’s 45th-minute goal for PSG, who also claimed he was denied a penalty of his own.The draw with Napoli leaves PSG third in Group C and a point behind the top two.“We will have to win our last two games to qualify. Of course there is, there is certainly a penalty,” added Al-Khelaifi.“But we will accept. VAR is needed as quickly as possible. We lost two points for two errors of the referee.”last_img read more

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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

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PM urges WISYNCO to consider alternatives to styrofoam

PM urges WISYNCO to consider alternatives to styrofoam

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Jamaica, October 19, 2016 – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has urged Wisynco Group Ltd., the sole manufacturer of styrofoam in Jamaica, to consider the development of environmentally friendly alternatives to the product.Following a tour of Wisynco’s White Marl complex in St. Catherine today (October 19), Mr. Holness issued a challenge for the company to identify products within the Jamaican environment that could be creatively used to replace Styrofoam.  He suggested the hemp plant could be utilized in creating a substitute for the product.   “I am challenging you, the captains of industry to see what… can be used to propel innovation, to bring new products to market that create new streams of manufacturing, that employ new people (leading) to more sales, which drive growth,”  he said.The Prime Minister’s tour of the facility follows the Senate’s recent approval of a private member’s motion proposing a ban on Styrofoam and plastic bags.  The motion, brought by Government Senator, Matthew Samuda, noted that Styrofoam and plastics take an inordinately long period of time to break down in the environment, and create a major problem at landfills.  He suggested the use of containers made from cardboard or other biodegradable materials.Mr. Holness, in stating that the Government is pushing for inclusive and sustainable growth, highlighted the problems brought on by inappropriate disposal of plastics and Styrofoam.   He noted that while banning the products may not be the solution, the issue must be debated in keeping with the country’s democratic processes, adding that the discussion will serve to stimulate public discourse on the topic.The Prime Minister, in the meanwhile, commended the company on initiatives it has already taken to reduce the impact of its products on the environment, as well as the move to add a biodegradable component to its foam items, which will allow them to break down in about five years.  “It is good for us to know that you have already started to use technology to ensure that your products are not harmful in the long term to the environment, and I think that should be included in the conversation about the potential ban on Styrofoam,” he said.Mr. Holness said the Government, in the short term, will have to look at ways to improve waste management. He reiterated the intention to pursue a waste-to-energy solution, which he believes will create an economic motive for persons to more adequately manage waste products.Chairman of Wisynco Group Ltd., William Mahfood, in highlighting the steps taken to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, noted that balancing human capital, the environment and business sustainability is important to the entity.  He said it is crucial that a holistic look be taken of the impact that instituting the proposed ban on Styrofoam would have on consumers and the approximately 2,000 employees of the company.  Wisynco Group has been producing Styrofoam for more than 35 years.last_img read more

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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

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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

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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

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SW MiamiDade homeowner shot at after pursuing burglars

SW MiamiDade homeowner shot at after pursuing burglars

first_imgOrtix’s stepson, Joe Cerna, said the burglars were lucky he wasn’t there. “They’re lucky I didn’t get there before them, because I carry,” said Cerna. “I would’ve shot them.”Miami-Dade Police set up a perimeter and used K-9 officers as well as their SWAT team in an attempt to track down the burglars, but the two men got away. One neighbor said his security camera footage showed the suspects, but police have not released the video as yet.For now, Cerna is just relieved to know his stepfather is OK. “I mean, if somebody takes your stuff, you’re going to fight for it, you know. You’re not going to put your arms down and be like, ‘Oh, all right.”‘Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the two suspects. If you have any information on this home burglary, please call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A home burglary in Southwest Miami-Dade turned violent when a suspect pulled out a gun and fired at the homeowner, Monday afternoon.According to police, two armed burglars targeted a home located along Southwest 285th Terrace.The two men broke into the home through a back window and ransacked the house. Homeowner Filon Ortix, who arrived moments later, believes the two men were in his home for approximately 10 minutes before they fled on foot.However, Ortix did not want to let the suspects get away. “I went to Lowe’s, and I came back and saw the door open,” said Ortix. “When I got here, they were leaving my house. I tried to grab them, but they left.”As the homeowner chased down the burglars, one of the men started shooting at him. Ortix was just inches away from being hit. “When I found them over there, I tried to grab them, and that’s when they pulled a gun at me and fired at me,” he said.“I just heard eight gunshots,” said a nearby witness.Ortix showed 7News one bullet hole in the side of his car but said it was only one of seven they shot at him. last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Tuesday Apr 26 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioLatest oil and gas tax credit aimed at gaining majorityAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauLawmakers are continuing work in Juneau. The House Rules Committee on Tuesday unveiled the latest attempt to rewrite tax credits for the oil and gas industry. The bill would save the state more money over the next three years than a previous version. But the savings are much less than what Governor Bill Walker proposed.Musher assault case raises questions over Iditarod handlingZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageAn accomplished musher is in Palmer court Tuesday over a domestic violence incident that happened a few months before this year’s Iditarod. Critics have asked whether Iditarod organizers were aware of the assault charges prior to the race and let 24-year-old Travis Beals compete anyway.Togiak herring season starts out roughDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamThe Togiak herring fishery is having a tough season. First the herringshowed up and started spawning earlier than ever before, then the winds andweather proved uncooperative.Hydropower brought to Bristol Bay village of IgiugigEmily Russell, KNOM – NomeAn effort to bring renewable energy to western Alaska was recognized Tuesday by the federal government. The Ocean Renewable Power Company was named the 2016 Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters for its ability to bring hydropower to the Bristol Bay village of Igiugig.Early breakup occurs along Yukon RiverDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksIce is going out early along the Yukon River. Flooding has so far not been an issue.New assistant Sitka DA serves in strideBrielle Schaeffer, KCAW – SitkaChristopher Orman is the new assistant district attorney for Sitka, Petersburg, and Kake. He replaced Jean Seaton in February, who held the position since 2009. Originally from Southern California, Orman had a winding road to get into law, but he says he’s ultimately happy to be in field serving the community.Sitka cruises to bring passengers to shoreBrielle Schaeffer, KCAW – SitkaThe majority of cruise ships making stops in Sitka this summer will be coming in to dock.Yupik Spelling Bee helps spread Yupik literacyAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelYoung Alaska Natives are spreading Yup’ik literacy. Six students from across the state competed in the fifth annual Yup’ik Spelling Bee for Beginners in Anchorage over the weekend. The contest is open to third through eighth grade and run by volunteers. It’s a lot of work. And with responsibility concentrated to a few individuals, the future of the event is in question.Commercial fishing to be opened for Stikine River kingsAngela Denning, KFSK – PetersburgThis year’s run of King salmon on the Stikine River is projected to be small but still large enough for limited commercial fishing near Petersburg.last_img read more

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Suseenthiran massively trolled for requesting Ajith to enter politics funny memes

first_imgYov..Yov….Yoovvv Callsheet vennum na keluya athuku Ethuku Suthi valachi pesura #Ajith To #Suseenthiran ? pic.twitter.com/K1QG36faS3— SURESH EAV – RAJINIFIED (@SureshEav) March 16, 2019 Ajith Be Like ? pic.twitter.com/tm3Ce2Id7f— Tonystark™ (@TonyStark_1997) March 16, 2019 pic.twitter.com/qyoMkobA99— Rx (@Rx_I00) March 16, 2019center_img A collage of Suseenthiran and Ajith.PR HandoutSuseenthiran has been massively trolled over his tweet, requesting Ajith Kumar to enter politics. The filmmaker had urged the actor to bring about change in Dravidian politics.In the Tweet written in Tamil, Suseenthiran said that only Ajith can bring change in the 40 years of Dravidian politics. He posted, “I request you to foray into the politics for the people of Tamil Nadu and it is the right moment to join it. I am one among the crores who want you to join the politics,”While the fans of Ajith welcomed his post, large number of people mocked at his comment despite the actor clearly stating that he is not interested in politics.Ajith has stayed away from politics and maintained safe distance from politicians who use his popularity for their political mileage. A few years ago, he disbanded his fans club after he discovered their involvement in politics using his name.However, after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalithaa passed away, rumours were doing rounds that the actor, who shared close relationship with her, would be taking her position in the AIADMK as per her will. A screen shot of Suseenthiran’s Tweet.PR HandoutIn spite knowing his stand, Suseenthiran went on request Ajith to enter politics. Many have trolled him stating that he was trying to impress the actor to work with him. Many have posted funny memes.Check out some of the select-few tweets and memes below:Appo nethu sonnathu namma @rajinikanth a illaya ?? Vada pocheee pic.twitter.com/RL7gjGHyGx— Sreejith Angamuthu (@Sreejithmuthu) March 16, 2019last_img read more

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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

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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

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Woman tied to tree tortured over dowry

Woman tied to tree tortured over dowry
first_imgHousewife Anwara tortured allegedly by her husband and brother-in-law for dowry at Dahakula village in Satkhira`s Sadar upazila on Friday. Photo: UNBA housewife was tortured allegedly by her husband and brother-in-law for dowry at Dahakula village in Satkhira’s Sadar upazila on Friday, reports UNB.Quoting local people, police said Kabir used to torture his wife Anwara for various reasons including dowry since their marriage.On Friday morning, the couple locked into an altercation over the same issue.At one stage, Habid and Kabir took Anwara to the courtyard of their house and beat her up mercilessly after tying her to a tree, leaving her injured, said Shariful Islam, inspector (investigation) of Sadar police station.Hearing screams, local people rescued the victim with the help of local Union Parishad member and took her to Satkhira Sadar Hospital.On information, police arrested the duo.last_img
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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
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Asha Bhonsle Amit Kumar make a comeback with Puja songs

Asha Bhonsle Amit Kumar make a comeback with Puja songs

first_imgKolkata: Naktala Udayan Sangha made an effort to bring back the nostalgic Pujor gaan associated Durga Puja by producing songs by Asha Bhonsle and Amit Kumar.Asha Bhonsle makes a comeback in Pujor gaan circuit with a new Bengali singles — ‘Ebar Pujoy Elaam Phire’ for the album ‘Pujoy Asha’, composed by Shiladitya – Raj and written by Utpal Das. The other singles of the album, ‘Surey Tumi’, composed by the duo has been sung by Amit Kumar and is written by another lyricist. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”We all dream. But not every dream is realised. Unless you have dedication, patience, perseverance and you work towards achieving it. And of course you have to be passionate towards your dream. We also had a dream which we nurtured for over 25 years. Our dream was realised when the legend, Asha Bhonsle, whom many consider as an Avatar of Goddess Saraswati, sang her comeback Pujo song for us in the album ‘Pujoy Asha’. We are also happy to once again work with one of the finest singers of all time, Amit Kumar for the song ‘Surey Tumi’. As usual, it was pure magic from him. Both the songs are our tribute to the maestros, Kishore Kumar & RD Burman said music composers, Shiladitya – Raj. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed’Ebar Pujoy Elaam Phire’ was recorded by Asha Bhonsle exactly a week after she completed her 85th birthday.Though ‘Aamar Khatar Patay’ released in 1963 was Asha Ji’s first Pujo song composed by Manna Dey, it was 50 years back in 1968 when we first heard Asha Ji sing Puja songs for RD Burman and the songs were ‘Eyi Edike Esho’ & ‘Jabo Ki Jabona” penned down by Gouriprasanna Majumdar. Both being blockbusters. In subsequent years, we got musical gems like ‘Jete Dao Amay Dekona’, ‘Chokhe Chokhe Kotha Bolo’, ‘Jaanina Kothay Tumi’, ‘Jaaire Jaire Bela Je Jaaire’, ‘Phoole Gondho Nei’, ‘Mohuaye Jomechhe Aaj Mou Go’, ‘Shondhabelaye Tumi Aami Boshe Achhi Dujone’, ‘Moyna Bolo Tumi Krishno Raadhe’ and ‘Kine De Reshmi Churi’ among others. With ‘Surey Tumi’, Amit Kumar, who is still captivating the audience for almost 5 decades with his rich repertoire of Bengali and Hindi songs, recorded a Pujor gaan in Kolkata after 14 long years. He recorded his first Pujor Gaan under the baton of his legendary father, Kishore Kumar in 1973 and the songs ‘Jinisher Daam Berechhe’ and ‘Mone Mone Kotodin’ were a huge success.Amit Kumar also sang a few Pujor gaan for RD Burman and the two songs from the album ‘Pran To Mane Na Go’ and ‘Kotodin Aar E Bhabe Boshe Thaaki’ released in 1975 became huge hits. This is for the third time he collaborated with Shiladitya – Raj for a Pujor Gaan; their earlier albums being ‘Shudhu Tomay Dekhi’ (1999) and the immensely popular ‘Phele Asha Din’ (2012).last_img read more

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One arrested over abusive comment on Bratyas Facebook post

One arrested over abusive comment on Bratyas Facebook post

first_imgKolkata: Bidhannagar Police has arrested a person from Tripura for allegedly posting abusive comments on a Facebook post put up by state Technology and Electronics minister Bratya Basu.He was brought to Kolkata in transit remand and produced before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) BIdhannagar on Saturday. Police sources informed that he is well connected and a sympathiser of the RSS.According to police, Basu lodged a complaint with the Bidhannagar cyber crime police station on August 17, alleging that a person identified as Tushar Sharma had posted some comments using abusive language on a Facebook post put up by him. The comments were made towards Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeImmediately, police started the case on charges of defamation; word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman and punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form. Police soon traced Sharma’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, which was located at Ambassa in Dhalai district of Tripura. Wasting no time, a team from the Bidhannagar cyber crime police station went to Tripura. Sharma was arrested from his house in Thakurpally Kulai, Ambassa in Tripura. His mobile phone was also seized, which was used for posting the comments. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn October 6, Sharma was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ambassa Court, with a prayer for allowing a five-day transit remand. But the order was kept pending for two days, as his health condition was not good as per Sharma.On October 11, the prayer for transit remand was granted as Sharma was found fit during medical examination. He was remanded to 3 days police custody after being produced before the ACJM, Bidhannagar on Saturday.last_img read more

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Doctor gets 5year jail term for assaulting minor

Doctor gets 5year jail term for assaulting minor

first_imgKolkata: A homeopathy doctor has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl inside his clinic. The incident took place on September 19, 2018. The minor girl had visited the accused doctor, Partha Hue, because of severe stomach pain.Sources informed that the girl was accompanied by her grandmother. For consultation, they both had stepped inside the doctor’s chamber but Hue allegedly asked the grandmother to wait outside. After a few minutes, when she heard her granddaughter crying and asked the reason, the doctor allegedly informed that it was because of the stomach pain. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedLater, when they went home, the girl narrated the incident. On September 24, the girl’s mother lodged a complaint against Hue at Beniapukur police station. Upon receiving the complaint, police acted promptly and arrested Hue. He was booked under sections of the Indian Penal code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The sleuths submitted a charge-sheet against Hue in the court along with the recorded statements and medical reports.last_img read more

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