SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS AT 1730HRS

first_imgPTI Sports Highlights at 5:30 PMPTI Sports Highlights at 5:30 PMNew Delhi, Dec 21 (PTI) The following are PTIs top/expected sports stories at 5:30 pm:STORIES IN THE PIPELINEBENGALURU – Report of ISL match between Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC.THIRUVANANTHPURAM – National shooting Championship for rifle and pistol.STORIES ON THE WIRE:SPO-IND-PREVIEWFormidable India look to wrap up series against Sri LankaBy Amanpreet SinghIndore, Dec 21 (PTI) A dominant Indian team is expected to maintain its stranglehold on a miserable Sri Lanka and wrap up the three-match series when the two mismatched teams face off in the second Twenty20 International here tomorrow.SPO-IND-RAHUL (CORRECTED)Inspirational Dhoni is still a matchwinner for India: RahulBy Tapan MohantaCuttack, Dec 21 (PTI) There is no denying the fact that MS Dhoni is at the fag end of his career but opener K L Rahul said the former skipper is still a match-winner for India and continues to be an inspiration in the dressing room.SPO-SMITH-INTERVIEW (UPGRADING)Powerful SA pace attack will put India under pressure: SmithBy Bharat SharmaNew Delhi, Dec 21 (PTI) Former captain Graeme Smith feels South Africas “powerful” bowling attack will put the Indian batting line-up under serious pressure in the upcoming Test series, starting January 5 in Cape Town.SPO-YEAR-GOLF (CORRECTED)Shiv, Shubhankar make 2017 a year to remember for Indian golfBy Amit Kumar DasNew Delhi, Dec 21 (PTI) New stars emerged on the horizon in Shubhankar Sharma and Ajeetesh Sandhu even as familiar faces strengthened their stranglehold by picking up their own set of titles in a season of new highs for Indian golf.advertisementSPO-RANJI-SEMIS-VIDARBHA (UPGRADING)Sensational Gurbani takes Vidarbha to maiden Ranji finalKolkata, Dec 21 (PTI) Medium pacer Rajneesh Gurbanis sensational bowling guided Vidarbha to their maiden Ranji Trophy final after they stunned defending champions Karnataka by five runs in a thrilling semi-final, here today. PTI APA APAlast_img read more

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Where’s the screening tonight?

first_imgAs the mercury soars in the Capital, cricket frenzy appears to be peaking as well. Bang in the middle of the Indian Premier League (IPL), food and hospitality establishments are dishing out special menus with the sporting fan in mind. With the matches going to the wire, there’s nothing better than cheering for your favourite IPL team sitting with your buddies with a mug of cold beer in the hand.Although there’s a school of sports fans that still swears by enjoying the action from the comfort of their living rooms, a growing legion of Delhi’s sports lovers likes to head to a sports bar or restaurant that hosts live screenings of sporting action on giant screens.”What makes IPL screenings at a sports bar special vis-à-vis watching sports at home is the banter,” says Anuj Bhargava, a 42-year-old white goods entrepreneur. “I’ve been coming for Formula One (F1)screenings with my friends to Pebble Street for more than a decade now. And even today, it is the destination we prefer when it comes to sports screenings,” he adds. Beginning to screen live F1 races at their New Friends Colony outlet at the turn of the century, Pebble Street is one of the best known sports bars in the Capital.”Ever since we began screening F1 races, in 2000, we realised Delhi’s fans have an enormous appetite for watching sports with like-minded fans over mugs of beer and eats. So, apart from the IPL season and the World Cup, we take our sport seriously and make sure we have screenings held through the year,” says Ashish Ahuja, Director, Pebble Street.advertisementAhuja says sports bars go the extra yard during marquee events such as the IPL and the cricket and football World Cups to sweeten the deal for sports fans with enticing offers on food and spirits. Boasting an impressive collection of draught beers available on tap, Pebble Street is offering pitcher promotions on wheat beer, lager, and international brands such as Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Erdinger and White Rhino this season.Offering packages during the IPL makes business sense for restaurant chains, too, says Shraddha Motipara, Marketing Head, The Irish House.”We have even customised our menu and packages based on cricketing parlance such as fours and sixes. So, in our DIY platter at the Nehru Place and Noida outlets, you can pick four or six veg appetisers for a reasonable price.”With boisterous fans, special menus and deals on spirits, what else does the cricket connoisseur need? Good-quality speakers that help fans enjoy key moments such as caught behind and run out replays. Inconsistent sound, wrong screen placement and dingy projectors can take the joy out of the best of matches.So, restaurants are investing in large screens, deep-contrast projectors and high-luminosity screens.”Our seating is such that every person present at The Irish House is facing either a TV or a giant screen,” says Motipara of The Irish House.With bars and restaurants lining up special discounts during the IPL, the cricket world up in May and Wimbledon in June, it appears to be one long summer party for the Capital’s sports fans.ALSO READ | Food for the godsALSO READ | Serving home on a plate | Foodlast_img read more

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Ducati to unveil limited edition Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 on July 12

first_imgTo celebrate the 25th anniversary of the very popular 916, Ducati will present Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 on July 12. Only 500 units of the limited edition superbike will be built and all of them will have individual numbers.Ducati Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 will be unveiled during this weekend’s American round of the World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca, California. Carl Fogarty, who won the championship four times with Ducati in 1990s, will be present during the unveiling of the motorcycle. All the 500 units of the limited edition Ducati Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 will have individual numbers.Ducati 916 was launched in 1994. It became popular the world over not only for its design but also for technological advancement. The limited-edition Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 will sport an original livery and exclusive racing components.The Aruba.it Racing-Ducati team riders Alvaro Bautista and Chaz Davies will compete during the World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca on July 13 and 14 on bikes with a special livery inspired by Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916.ALSO READ | Hyundai Kona for Rs 25 lakh or Hyundai Creta for Rs 16 lakh: Which will save you more money in long term?ALSO READ | Govt selling vehicle and DL data of Indians for Rs 3 crore, 87 private companies already bought itALSO READ | Hyundai Kona: Charging options, range, price, features and other important details about the new electric SUVlast_img read more

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23 days agoSouthampton midfielder Romeu happy for Lampard over Chelsea return

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Romeu happy for Lampard over Chelsea returnby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Oriol Romeu has backed former team-mate Frank Lampard to be a success at Chelsea.The pair played with each other at Stamford Bridge after Romeu joined the Blues from Barcelona in 2011.They will reunite again when Saints host Chelsea at St. Mary’s this Sunday.Speaking about Lampard, Romeu said: “He was such a good player and a good professional.”It’s good to see him doing that role there because he was a good leader and an amazing professional.”As a player, I don’t think there is much else to say because we all know what he did and how good he was.”Now, as a manager, I think he can also step in and do a great job.” last_img read more

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Steve Carrell Joins The Fun At Little Star Awards

first_imgA host of celebrities including Hollywood actor Steve Carell, teen star Miranda Cosgrove, former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, soul singers Lemar and Beverley Knight, along with Strictly Come Dancing’s Robin Windsor attended a special movie-themed celebration this week – The Little Star Awards party, organised by Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx to salute the bravery of children with cancer.Steve Carrell at Little Star AwardsCredit/Copyright: Cancer.org.ukThe party, held at The Empire Leicester Square, London, saw 20 inspirational young children from across the UK, who are currently battling or have undergone treatment for cancer, treated like movie star royalty. The children walked down the red carpet to flashing cameras and enjoyed an afternoon of fun craft activities, whilst mingling with the celebrities before receiving their Little Star Awards medals. The culmination of the showbiz extravaganza was a special screening of the comedy film Despicable Me 2 which stars Steve Carell as the voice of ‘Gru’.Steve Carell said: “I’m delighted to be here to attend the Little Star Awards party to celebrate the bravery and courage of children who have undergone such a gruelling time at a young age.“These amazing children are an inspiration in how they have coped with their cancer diagnosis and it is truly my pleasure to be able to be here to see the children being presented with their special awards.“Anything that helps the children and their families at this difficult time gets my full support and it’s an honour to be involved with such a wonderful campaign.”Miranda Cosgrove said: “It’s been so awesome meeting all of these wonderful kids today at the Little Star Awards party. Each one is so inspirational in their cancer battles. It is really a great honour to be able to be here and support the kids and these Awards.”Other celebrities who attended the party to entertain the children were comic double act Dick and Dom and CBBC’s Sid Sloane and Ceallach Spellman.The Little Star Awards in partnership with Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx celebrate the courage of all children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Every child nominated receives an award and a goody bag, including a £50 TK Maxx voucher. For more information visit www.cruk.org/littlestar.Kimberley Wyatt said: “I have been so humbled by the courage of these inspirational kids at the Little Star Awards party today. Having heard their incredible stories, their determination and bravery is truly an inspiration to us all.“Even though there has already been amazing progress in the fight against children’s cancer, today’s celebrations highlight that we still need to continue to support them all the way and keep on fighting.”Beverley Knight said: “The Little Star Awards are an amazing way to celebrate the incredible courage of children diagnosed with cancer and to show these brave Little Stars and their families that they are always in our thoughts. I am so glad to be able to attend the party this year to see the children having such a good time as often during their gruelling treatment they miss out on everyday fun things that we all take for granted. The Little Star Awards party is a fantastic celebration for all the amazing children who have faced such a tough time.”Lemar said: “It’s a real privilege to attend the Little Star Awards party once again this year. The Awards really mean a big deal to all the children and families and it’s great to be able to join in the fun on this special occasion.“A cancer diagnosis is unbelievably hard for a child and their family to deal with and having kids of my own, makes it all the more poignant for me. I think it’s great that the Little Star Awards can help to brighten their lives and raise awareness of all the research that is continuing to make progress in the fight against children’s cancer.”last_img read more

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Jeremy Lin Fights Bullying Through DoSomethingorgs Youve Got The Power Campaign

first_imgJeremy Lin has spent his entire career overcoming haters, doubters, and bullies. Now, through a groundbreaking campaign, he’s inspiring a generation of young people to help other students do the same.Video: You’ve Got the Power with Jeremy LinLin is the face of “You’ve Got the Power,” a national anti-bullying campaign from DoSomething.org and Saban’s Power Rangers. In the campaign’s PSA, he tells the inspiring story of the college coach who helped him find the power to overcome hecklers and bullies. Then Lin tells young viewers that they can be that person for a younger student. That’s Lin’s message to young people: you’ve got the power to help others beat bullying.“My college assistant coach, Coach Blakeney, helped me overcome negativity, use the ignorance as motivation, and embrace what makes me unique,” Lin says. “That’s why I’m so proud and excited to be a part of You’ve Got the Power. Through this campaign, a generation of students can become that support system for their peers.”“DoSomething is thrilled to partner with Saban’s Power Rangers and Jeremy Lin for ’You’ve Got the Power’,” says Aria Finger, CEO of DoSomething.org. “Bullying is such an important cause for this generation, and a deeply personal one for Jeremy. He’s an inspiration to millions of young people…not to mention a hometown hero for me as a Brooklyn Nets fan!”“You’ve Got the Power” will activate thousands of students to share ways they’ve found the power to overcome bullying. Those tactics will be compiled into the largest peer-to-peer anti- bullying guide and shared globally, kickstarting an anti-bullying movement that’s for students, by students. Want to see young people taking action? Watch the video.As children, we all grew up admiring our favorite superheroes, including The Power Rangers, five ordinary teens who channel their inner power and morph into something extraordinary.Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 25 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest-running kids’ live-action series in television history, with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its milestone anniversary year with the 25th season, by kickstarting an anti- bullying movement that’s for students, by students.To sign up, people can visit DoSomething.org/PowerRangers or text POWER to 38383 by July 12.last_img read more

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World still lagging on its pledges to improve fate of children –

Two years after the world’s leaders agreed to time-bound goals to improve the welfare of youngsters, millions of children continue to die from preventable diseases and to lack such basic rights as education, safe drinking water and protection from abuse, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. “We are crawling toward goals that we should be marching toward,” UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said in a message on the second anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s first special session on children, noting that 30,000 youngsters under five die every day and chiding governments for lagging on the pledges they made. “We must pick up the pace and sustain it, or children will continue to suffer. For millions of the world’s children, the achievement of these goals is not a bureaucratic matter, but a question of life and death,” she added, calling on developed nations to fill a major shortfall in aid pledged to the world’s poorest countries and on developing nations to invest adequately in their children. From 8 to 10 May 2002, some 70 Heads of State and delegations from every nation met to draw up a set of time-bound goals to improve the health and survival of children, provide them with quality education, reverse the impact of HIV/AIDS on their lives and protect them from exploitation and violence. The most immediate of the goals – making sure that as many girls are in school as boys – is to be achieved by 2005, but girls continue to make up the majority of children out of school, Ms. Bellamy said. Almost 90 per cent of countries have made progress in integrating the goals into national plans, but now governments must take the next step, turning these plans into expanded programs for children, she stressed. Governments in poor countries could do more to focus their budgets on basic social services that help children survive and grow. At the same time, despite renewing agreements to raise the proportion of gross domestic product going to development aid to 0.7 percent, major developed nations have failed to come even half way to that target. On the positive side, UNICEF noted that Kenya increased its number of children in primary school by 1.3 million; Bangladesh continued to bring down child death and fertility rates and improve education of girls; Eritrea, Viet Nam, Guinea and Mali made strides in providing anti-malarial bed nets; and Cambodia, like Uganda and Brazil, reduced the rate of HIV infection while Botswana and other countries scaled up access to AIDS treatments. read more

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UN agencies take swift action to combat deadly yellow fever outbreak in

Three weeks after the onset of the outbreak of the disease that was initially attributed to dengue, another mosquito-spread disease, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) have provided the Ministry and partners in South Kordofan with drugs, bed nets, vaccines, insecticides, spraying equipment and other supplies, as well as logistical support.”With an almost one-third fatality rate and reported cases increasing every day, we may be dealing with a major epidemic,” WHO Representative in Sudan Guido Sabatinelli said.”But everyone is moving quickly to confine the epidemic. An immediate mass vaccination campaign is planned covering almost 2 million people in South Kordofan. Everyone in South Kordofan older than nine months old has to be vaccinated urgently,” he added.The last documented yellow fever outbreak in the Nuba Mountain region of central Sudan was 65 years ago, in 1940. At the time, an estimated 15,000 cases and 1,500 deaths were reported. Case fatality rates in a yellow fever epidemic can reach 50 per cent. “In the current outbreak, yellow fever virus kills children under five years at an even higher rate. Almost 50 per cent of children who contract yellow fever might die,” Representative-designate for UNICEF in Sudan Ted Chaiban said. “That is why UNICEF has already mobilized 240,000 doses of vaccine and is taking steps to secure the balance needed for total vaccination.”UNICEF provided 1.2 tons of essential supplies including drugs, and oral rehydration salts while WHO deployed special medical teams and is training health staff to detect and treat cases. Thousands more cases can be prevented through the spraying of mosquito-infested areas and removing stagnant water where mosquitoes breed.Mr. Chaiban noted that parents should inquire about the availability of yellow fever vaccine and ensure all children over nine months old are vaccinated in the coming days. Mali and Guinea are also experiencing yellow fever epidemics, which may put a strain on available resources. read more

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CNs profit surges 21 per cent to 853 million in Q3 on

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 21, 2014 3:22 pm MDT MONTREAL – Canadian National Railway said its net income surged 21 per cent to $853 million in the third quarter as revenues reached a record $3.12 billion on robust shipments of Canadian grain.Excluding one-time items, the earnings for the period ended Sept. 30 amounted to $1.04 per share, a penny shy of expectations, and compared with net income of $705 million or 86 cents last year, which included a $19-million income tax expense.Revenues grew 16 per cent from $2.7 billion as carloadings increased 11 per cent to 1.47 million and revenue-ton miles were up 13 per cent.“Clearly we are growing much faster than the economy, which is our game plan,” CEO Claude Mongeau said Tuesday during a conference call.CN’s operating ratio, a measure of efficiency, improved one percentage point to an all-time low of 58.8 per cent. Operating income increased 19 per cent to $1.29 billion.The Montreal-based railway also said its board of directors has authorized the repurchase over the next year of up to 28 million common shares, representing 3.4 per cent of shares outstanding. CN repurchased 22.3 million common shares last year, returning $1.4 billion to shareholders.CN (TSX:CNR) had been expected to earn $1.05 per share in adjusted profits in the third quarter, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Revenues were forecast to grow 16.6 per cent to $3.146 billion.The railway saw its volume reach a record high in the quarter on record grain shipments of 5,000 hoppers per week and strong growth in energy markets.“Contrary to some media reports, we are moving a lot of grain and we have the facts to support it,” chief marketing officer J.J. Ruest told analysts.The federal government said last month that it would fine the railway for failing to comply with an order that it move a minimum amount of grain each week. But CN said weekly demand fell to about 4,500 cars per week on average for several weeks while waiting for the new harvest.Mongeau said the network is back in sync and that CN maintained its market share at slightly above 50 per cent.CN moved a record amount of grain last year, about 15 per cent more than the prior record and 20 per cent more than average. It estimates that 58 million tonnes will be available from the new crop that will keep the railway busy through spring or early summer.Asked about potential railway mergers following Canadian Pacific’s (TSX:CP) interest in CSX, Mongeau said the changes would “likely start with the four railroads in the U.S. going down to two.”CN maintained its full-year outlook to deliver solid double-digit EPS growth over $3.06 in adjusted diluted EPS last year and to generate free cash flow in the range of $1.8 billion to $2 billion, excluding major asset sales.Analyst foresee strong growth prospects for CN in crude oil and frac sand, along with international intermodal from Prince Rupert, B.C.Fadi Chamoun of BMO Capital Markets anticipates the railway will generate 14 per cent compounded annual earnings per share growth over the next five years.He expects CN’s crude volumes will increase to 200,000 carloads a year by 2015 from about 130,000 currently, and could reach 300,000 over the next two years. Shipments of frac sand used to extract underground oil and gas in the process known as fracking are forecast to grow by 25 per cent annually over the next several years.The improving results should lead to an acceleration in dividend increases, the analyst wrote in a report.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, CN shares closed Tuesday at $75.68, up $1.69 or 2.28 per cent.CN, with about 24,000 employees, transports some $250 billion worth of good annually across its rail network spanning Canada and mid-America.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter CN’s profit surges 21 per cent to $853 million in Q3 on record revenues AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Ahmad Konate have career days as WVU beats Valpo 8876

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Esa Ahmad and Sagaba Konate lit up in the second half and combined for 56 points to lift West Virginia over feisty Valparaiso 88-76 on Saturday afternoon.After starting the game with only two points, both coming from the foul line, Konate lit up the second half for the Mountaineers (3-2) with a career-high 26 points, including a career-high five three-pointers, and earned a double-double with 10 rebounds.Ahmad’s career-high 30 points led West Virginia throughout the game as Valparaiso (3-3) kept the game competitive in the first half, even taking the lead with over five minutes to play in the first half.Lamont West added 11 points for WVU and had six rebounds of his own.Four Crusaders finished in double figures with Derrik Smits leading with a near-career-high 20 points and seven rebounds.Ryan Fazekas finished with 15 points on the day, including nine from beyond the arc. Markus Golder added 13 points and Bakari Evelyn scored 10.BIG PICTUREValparaiso: The Brown and Gold have failed to close out second half leads in losses to Western Kentucky and Wake Forest. The Crusaders will need to improve its second half offence in order to compete in the Missouri Valley.West Virginia: The Mountaineers have struggled with cold shooting snaps from the field in the first half against Buffalo, Monmouth, Western Kentucky and Valparaiso (two of those games ended up being losses). Consistent shooting is something that needs to be improved on as WVU nears its heavy non-conference schedule with Florida, Pitt and Rhode Island ahead.UP NEXTThe Crusaders will head to Las Vegas to take on UNLV in the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge on Wednesday.The Mountaineers will continue their three-game homestand against Rider on Wednesday.John Lowe, The Associated Press read more

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Local businesses get more exposure at UncappeD exhibition at Leonora WCD

The Marketplace UncappeD exhibition was taken all the way to region three at the Leonora Synthetic Track, West Coast Demerara (WCD) on Saturday, where many local producers from across Guyana took the opportunity to showcase their products, while encouraging Guyanese to support these local businesses.Approximately 40 booths were established with innovative products and other packaged foods on display, some of which are available in local supermarket and stores.This is one of several exhibitions held over the last month by the Guyana Marketing and Services Association (GMSA) to assist producers with a platform to showcase their small and large scale enterprises.While many were elated to showcase their creations, many related that a limiting factor is the packaging facilities.Additionally, service providers and other sponsors were present to highlight their businesses.Consumers were yet again reminded to buy local items which are of good quality and functions as well as imported products. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLocal manufacturers take centre-stage at UncappeD Marketplace & Food FestivalApril 30, 2018In “Business”‘Marketplace UncappeD’ launched by GMSAMarch 23, 2018In “Business”GMSA’s Marketplace Uncapped expo heads to BerbiceSeptember 20, 2018In “Business” read more

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9 people youll definitely run into in the nightclub toilets

first_img4. The mirror hoggerYou feel self-concious checking your hair in the mirror for more than a few seconds, while this lot have no qualms hogging the sinks and mirror space for longer than is ever needed, spraying themselves or reapplying make-up while you choke on the cloud they leave behind.Bonus points if some gas ticket chimes in with WILL YE STOP, YER GURJUS. Source: Shutterstock5. The selfie sistersThey’ve gone to the toilet together for the sole purpose of taking trillions of selfies in the full-length mirror. There’s absolutely no need to let those dresses go to waste.6. The concerned friendThis guy will stumble in in a panic, knocking on doors, looking for their friend who went for a wander. When they eventually find them, it’s your cue to clear off.7. The impatient skipperThey’re “bursting, PLEEEEEASE”. Translation: They’re having so much fun and don’t want to be kept away from their drink and the dance-floor for too long.8. The good SamaritanThese stingy feckers use every spray, lotion, potion and chew ALL of the gum laid out, only to dash off promising the attendant that they’ll be back so will tip in one lump sum. They won’t. Source: Shutterstock9. The toilet attendantGenerally pissed off by all of the above, seen handing out tissue and being called ‘pure sound’ by everyone who encounters them. TISSUE, LEGEND. Without them, nay a single beer-grasping hand would be dried. Let us give thanks. Source: Neuroticcity11 appalling trends you will DEFINITELY spot in an Irish nightclub>The 9 types of dancer in an Irish nightclub> THE AVERAGE HUMAN spends 10 years of their life in the queue for a nightclub toilet. Fact.Well, it seems like that anyway. We’d bet anything that you’ve run into some of these jacks dwellers while loitering in the never-ending queues of the infamous Nightclub Jacks.1. The crierThe crier can usually be found propped up against the wall by their friends as they attempt to console them because something has gone horrifically wrong inside, like their significant other shifting some one else on the dance-floor or someone’s wearing the same outfit as them.Clear a cubicle, the crier is coming through.2. Your new best palThey’re standing in line, chatty, have had a tipple, and they’re bored. You’re there, they’re there, why not have the best most hilarious chat you’ve ever participated in? Your heart slightly sinks when the cubicle door opens and you’re up to meet the man about the dog.Farewell, forever, friend. Nay, soulmate.3. The sneaky boozerNightclub toilets are where the hidden naggins come out to play. You’ve got them past the doormen but risking the pour or consuming in the club area itself is just far too risky. Into the cubicle you go, bringing your glass of coke in there isn’t suspicious at all.Just don’t pretend that everyone can’t hear you.last_img read more

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Son Heungmin returns to South Korea for Asia Cup

first_imgTottenham have announced that Son Heung-min has been called up to the South Korea squad for next month’s Asian CupThe 26-year-old forward will travel to the United Arab Emirates between January 5 and February 1 for the tournament.But Spurs did add that on the club website that Son will skip two of South Korea’s group games at the Asian Cup and will, therefore, remain available for them.The games Son will miss for South Korea will be against the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan in Group C.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But the former Bayer Leverkusen star will be available for Spurs’ Premier League showdown against Manchester United on January 13.Although doubts remain over Son’s participation in Spurs’ second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge later that month.The Korean scored the opening goal for Spurs on Wednesday night in their 2-0 win over rivals Arsenal to book their spot in the last four.Son had captained South Korea to glory at the Asian Games earlier this year, which means he no longer is required to return to his homeland to do national service.last_img read more

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Pellegrini I was always confident in Nasris ability

first_imgWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed he had no doubts over Samir Nasri’s ability to compete at top level after a long absenceThe French midfielder made his return to football on Saturday by debuting for West Ham in their 2-0 FA Cup third-round win over Birmingham City at home.It marked Nasri’s first game since November 2017 after serving a ban for breaching the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules in 2016.The 31-year-old played 58 minutes at the London Stadium before being withdrawn for Robert Snodgrass.And Pellegrini was left very satisfied with Nasri’s return to the game.Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“I think there were a lot of things to take from the game and one of them was Samir Nasri’s play after a long time without playing an official game,” Pellegrini told the club website.“I was very happy with the way he played. He is a player who gives you time with the ball and has good technique and the ball is always around him.“I was never worried about Samir because I saw him working for so many days in December so I was sure he was able to play.”Although the Chilean wouldn’t confirm whether or not he will start Nasri in their next Premier League game against his old club Arsenal this Saturday.last_img read more

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US revokes Saudi visas in first action over Khashoggi

first_imgUS president Donald Trump answers questions during a meeting with military leaders in the Cabinet Room on 23 October in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPThe United States said Tuesday it was revoking visas of Saudis involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as president Donald Trump ridiculed the kingdom’s response as “one of the worst cover-ups” in history.The move came as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Khashoggi’s killing inside the Saudis’ Istanbul consulate had been meticulously planned, in a speech that overshadowed a long-planned investment forum in Riyadh.Saudi leaders have denied involvement in the killing, pushing responsibility down the chain of command.Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman “strongly said that he had nothing to do with this, this was at a lower level,” US president Donald Trump said, adding he had spoken Monday to the prince and his father King Salman.Trump said the Saudis had a “very bad original concept” in killing the 59-year-old Saudi insider-turned-critic.“It was carried out poorly and the cover-up was one of the worst in the history of cover-ups,” Trump said.“It was a total fiasco,” he later added.Faced with mounting calls for tough measures by US lawmakers across the political spectrum, the State Department said it had identified 21 Saudis whose visas would either be revoked or who would be ineligible for future visas.“These penalties will not be the last word on this matter from the United States,” secretary of state Mike Pompeo told reporters.“We are making very clear that the United States does not tolerate this kind of action to silence Mr Khashoggi, a journalist, through violence,” he said.The top US diplomat said the Saudi suspects came from “the intelligence services, the royal court, the foreign ministry and other Saudi ministries.”Pompeo added the United States was also looking into whether to take action under a law named after Sergei Magnitsky, the anti-corruption accountant who died in Russian custody, that would impose financial sanctions on individuals behind Khashoggi’s death.The initial US action against the Saudis came three weeks after Khashoggi, self-exiled to suburban Washington, vanished in the consulate and following contradictory statements by Trump, who has ruled out major steps such as cutting arms sales to the major defense partner.Brutal murderVice president Mike Pence, in an appearance at The Washington Post, where Khashoggi was a contributing opinion writer, denounced the “brutal murder.”He added Erdogan’s account—the most substantive remarks on the case by the Turkish leader—“flies in the face” of the Saudis’ earlier assertions.Saudi Arabia—whose ambitious crown prince has been amassing power—initially claimed Khashoggi left freely after visiting the consulate, where he was completing paperwork for his upcoming marriage.But as pressure grew, Saudi state media changed the story and said Khashoggi died when an argument descended into a fistfight, an account that was swiftly denounced overseas even if Trump initially said he found it credible.Erdogan said that a 15-person team came from Riyadh to kill Khashoggi, carrying out reconnaissance outside Istanbul and deactivating security cameras at the consulate.He said 18 suspects detained by Saudi Arabia should be extradited to Istanbul to face trial and called for an investigation into those with “even the slightest link” to the case.The Turkish leader did not mention some of the most striking claims that appeared in the Turkish press in recent days, notably that Khashoggi’s body was cut up into multiple pieces, and that there is an audio recording of the murder.However, he did confirm a Saudi official played the role of body double for Khashoggi, wearing the journalist’s clothes upon leaving the consulate to pretend to be the dead man.The whereabouts of Khashoggi’s corpse remain unknown. Turkish police were searching an abandoned car belonging to the Saudi consulate in an underground car park in the Sultangazi district of Istanbul.Many questions unansweredJana Jabbour, a professor at Sciences Po university in Paris, said the fact Erdogan did not opt for sharper rhetoric against Riyadh suggested the two nations were talking behind the scenes.“Erdogan’s very moderate speech shows that a deal has been reached,” she told AFP.But allies remained alarmed.The Group of Seven industrial nations said in a joint statement that the killing left “many questions unanswered.” Denmark also summoned the Saudi ambassador over the case.The murder has shone the spotlight on the Mohammed bin Salman, who was credited with a reform drive in the kingdom, but is now accused of ordering Khashoggi’s killing.A key investment summit, dubbed “Davos in the desert,” was overshadowed by big-name cancellations as it kicked off in Riyadh.Dozens of executives, including from banks Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan and ride-hailing app Uber pulled out of the three-day Future Investment Initiative.Saudi organizers sought to portray it was business as usual, announcing 12 “mega deals” worth more than $50 billion in oil, gas, infrastructure and other sectors.But energy minister Khalid al-Falih acknowledged “we are going through a crisis.”last_img read more

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Attending a Gears of War 3 launch event to buy Gears of

first_imgI play a pretty significant amount of video games. Some MMO, some FPS, some RTS, and some other three letter game types also frequent my consoles, my Steam account, and more. Sometimes, a game or two will fall through the cracks, and for whatever reason I will forget to play them. Such was the case with Gears of War 2. In fact, when Gears of War 3 was announced, I realized I hadn’t played it yet, only to forget about it again.Finally, last week when the Gears of War 3 launch event goodies were being shipped to stores, I was reminded that I should play the previous game. After all, you can’t play Gears of War 3 without playing the first two… that would just be wrong. I decided there was only one thing to do, I was going to go to the midnight launch of Gears of War 3 at my local GameStop and I was going to take a few pictures of the crowd and buy Gears of War 2. If only it had been that easy.AdChoices广告My alarm went off at 11:30pm, reminding me to head to the store. I wasn’t buying Gears of War 3, so I had no need to wait in the line, but I wanted to take a few pictures and get a few comments from the staff and the happy geeks waiting for the game. I approached the store with a camera around my neck and a business card in hand so the Store Manager would know who I was.When the GameStop employee saw my camera, a Nikon Coolpix mind you, not a huge DSLR or anything even approaching that, he signaled the security guard and the two of them told me that if I removed my lens cap I would be removed form the premises. A little extreme, I thought, but I figured it was their party. When asked if I have fully paid for the game yet, I stated very clearly that I was there to buy Gears of War 2, not GoW3. The security guard wandered back to his seat while the employee continued to stare at me as though I had just told him I had never used a fork before.Thanks to GameStop security we didn’t get any shots. This will have to do.Finally, he gestured me into the store and I was allowed to enter. Locating the game was pretty simple, and for $20 (used) how could I complain? I approached the counter and handed the next employee my empty case. The employee cordially invited me to take part in their raffle, which would earn me a free copy of Gears of War 3. I put my name on his little sticker and proceeded to pull out my wallet, then he looked at me confusedly and asked if I was trading in the game I just handed him. After explaining the situation, he rang up my order and asked if I am also buying Gears of War 3. I explained that if I have both games, I will be pressured to beat the second game quickly so I can play the third. In the end, I walked out of the store just before midnight with my game in hand.Everything about Gears of War 3 looks like it will be an amazing game, but I had to play the second game first. As irony would have it, I got through the first part of Gears of War 2 when the game locked up and froze due to scratches on the disc, and I haven’t been back to the GameStop to exchange it yet. Who knows, maybe I’ll go next month and get Modern Warfare 2 on launch day.last_img read more

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Govt to install special devices across city to reduce pollution says Adhikari

first_imgKolkata: State Environment minister Suvendu Adhikari on Wednesday said the government is going to install special devices across the city that are enabled to suck dust particles thereby reducing pollution.During a meeting on air quality in and around Kolkata with renowned construction companies, civic bodies and police, several issues were raised and guidelines were given. Adhikari maintained that the pollution level increases as the Particulate Matter (PM) 10 and PM 2.5, which are commonly known as dust particles, go up in the air. The Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) also hampers the air quality. To deal with such problems, the construction companies have been asked to cover the area where construction is on and also spread water in and around the area for stabilisation of the dust particles. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalIn Wednesday’s meeting, the civic bodies were asked to keep vigil in their areas to prevent actions polluting the environment. The minister also informed that many people are facing lung ailments due to pollution. Just after the meeting was over, he mentioned that several eminent and aged persons have died recently, who might have survived for a few more years if the pollution level was under control. During Wednesday’s meeting, there were no representatives from Rail Vikash Nigam Limited (RVNL). Regarding this Adhikari said: “We are taking strong note of it. They will be asked to provide a reason for not being present at the meeting.” At the press conference, the minister said the air quality has improved. But the use of some components that are polluting the environment needs to be controlled. “I am urging people not to worry. We are going to check the elements in the air and bring down pollution,” Adhikari added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Pollution Control Board has also decided to install special devices as a pilot project to lessen the polluting materials in the air. Five more Air Quality Monitoring Stations will be set up at Jadavpur, Rabindra Sarobar, Science City, Administrative Training Institute (ATI) in Salt Lake and near Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM). The civic bodies will be given special vehicles for spreading water to lower pollution. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation will get 10 and Howrah Municipal Corporation will get five such vehicles soon. Adhikari further informed that the ban on commercial vehicles aged 15 years or more in the city has been fully implemented. Police administration was given a week and asked to make the vehicle owners aware of the ban after the circular was issued. Since January 8, the restriction is in place.last_img read more

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NIck Wright If Cleveland wins tonight they win the series

first_imgTonight, the Warriors get their emotional leader, physical presence, and primary crotch hunter, Draymond Green back. The usually efficient Golden State Warriors’ were out of synch, and ineffective when he was suspended for Game 5. Green will return tonight under the microscope of the league and fans. The biggest question is; can he control himself?Nick Wright filled in for Colin today, and thinks the best strategy for the Cavs tonight is to bait Green into another flagrant foul so he’ll miss Game 7.“I don’t think he can control himself, I think it’s totally in play that he does something that will get him suspended for Game 7.  Coming off the near suspension against OKC, he was awful.”The Warriors will need the aggressive and agitating Green to win in Cleveland. If he’s less aggressive because he’s concerned with getting hit with another flagrant, the Warriors could be in trouble. The game after he avoided suspension from kicking Steven Adams, Green had his worst performance of the Playoffs. Advertisement In terms of pressure, Game 6 is going to feel a lot like a Game 7. Another Cavs’ win shifts the pressure squarely to the Warriors. Nick made a bold prediction if the Cavs are able to win tonight.“If the Cavs win tonight they win the series.”last_img read more

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Lesbians come out in support of trans people after group blocks Pride

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) LGBTI women’s magazine slams anti-trans lesbians: ‘You do not speak for us’Lesbians fight against transphobia at Manchester Pride: See the best parade pics18 pics celebrating the best of Trans Pride in BrightonRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lesbians-come-out-in-support-of-trans-people-after-group-blocks-pride-parade/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… One Twitter user wrote: ‘Disgusted at the anti-trans protesters hijacking pride. Cis-lesbian comrades please be vocal.’Another tweeted: ‘Shambolic. Trans people are not a threat to lesbians… or anyone else.’Say it again for the people at the back #IStandWithTransPeople pic.twitter.com/vNmAVW7UXR— Blonde, James Blonde (@jameszblonde) 8 July 2018Many called out the small group of lesbians as TERFs – Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists.One Twiiter user wrote: ‘Disgusted by @PrideInLondon allowing TERFs to hijack #pride parade today. As a cis lesbian, I want to shout from the rooftops that TERFs do no speak for or represent me in any way.She added: ‘Their actions are a disgrace.’Another tweeted: ‘I am disgusted by the actions of a small group of TERFs [at] @PrideInLondon today. As a cis lesbian they do not speak for me. #IStandWithTransPeople.‘I’ve made a donation to @Mermaids_Gender who provide incredible support to the trans community,’ she also wrote.Anti-trans protestor: ‘Only women can be lesbians’Speaking to Gay Star News, Jan Williams from Object said: ‘Transgenderism is conversion therapy. Conversion therapy is wrong.’She continued: ‘Only women can be lesbians. A man who has surgery can never be a lesbian.’Lesbian activists storm and block the Pride in London parade route. | Photo: Jamie TabbererIn response to the lesbian activists hijacking the parade, a spokesperson from Pride in London told Gay Star News: ‘We do not condone their approach and message and hope the actions of a very small number people does not overshadow the messages of the 30,000 people marching today.’They also blamed the ‘hot weather and in the interest of the safety for everyone’ for the reason why the anti-trans group were allowed to march at the front of the parade.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . But perhaps the most vocal support for the transgender community came from lesbians themselves, wanting the world to know that the actions of a small minority do not represent the community as a whole.So people started taking to social media and using the hash tag: I Stand With Trans People.Anti-trans lesbians storm the front of the Pride in London parade. | Photo: Gay Star NewsChardine Taylor Stone took to Twitter to explain the motive for the hash tag.She tweeted: ‘I really need my cis-lesbian sisters to be vocal and take a stand on this! I am proud Black Lesbian socialist and those women and their anti-trans message do not speak for me! #IStandWithTransPeople’‘I am a cis female lesbian, I support trans rights’In a truly remarkable show of solidarity, the love and support began flooding social media feeds across the world.One group of cisgender lesbians even compiled a short video repeating the statements: ‘I am a cis female lesbian and I support trans rights – trans women do not erase me. Keep the L with the T.’London Pride was led by TERF group; They call to take the L out of LGBTQ+. Calling CIS LESBIAN’s CREATE + SHARE A 5 SEC VIDEO ‘I am a cis female lesbian, I support trans rights – trans women do not erase me. Keep the L with the T’ #LwiththeT #notadebate pic.twitter.com/m2PpHQ4OyB— Ellie Stamp (@StampEllie) 7 July 2018Owner of Diva Magazine, Linda Riley, tweeted: ‘Dear Lesbians who protested the @PrideInLondon March yesterday – I just want you to know you do NOT speak for this lesbian. You promote hate, I promote inclusivity #IStandWithTransPeople.’center_img When a group of lesbian activists blocked the Pride in London parade yesterday (7 July) to protest against trans people, the internet responded overwhelmingly by calling them out. Anti-trans activists hijack the front of the Pride in London parade. | Photo: Gay Star News GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

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