Mohamed Salah Admits Liverpool Lost Focus Before Snatching Salzburg Thriller in Champions League

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Liverpool: Mohamed Salah admitted Liverpool got complacent as the Champions League holders let Salzburg recover from three goals down before the Egypt star finally sealed a dramatic 4-3 win on Wednesday.Jurgen Klopp’s side were 3-0 up by the 36th minute at Anfield thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Andrew Robertson and Salah. But the Premier League leaders took their foot off the gas and allowed Salzburg to draw level in the second half.Salah restored order as his 69th minute goal secured Liverpool’s first win in their second match of the Group E campaign.It was a tougher night than Liverpool expected and Salah conceded the Reds weren’t focused enough after their early goal-blitz.”When we were winning three, we needed to score a fourth, fifth and sixth. It’s a little bit bad because the human mind says ‘OK we are going to win this’,” Salah told BT Sport.”They made it a game for us but we are happy to get the three points. That’s the most important thing.”I think they can be a very dangerous team. We have to just now think about each game. That is the most important thing.”Salah was delighted to see Scotland left-back Robertson get a rare goal.It was only Robertson’s second goal for the club since arriving from Hull in 2017.”Finally he scored! We are happy for him. He doesn’t score a lot,” Salah said.”He’s given everything for the game. He’s given everything for the team. So we’re very happy for him.”While Liverpool took the points, Salzburg’s battling effort made it a memorable 100th European Cup match at Anfield.Salzburg’s teenage striker Erling Braut Haaland scored their equaliser to maintain his fine form after netting a hat-trick in the group opener against Genk.His father Alf-Inge Haaland also scored at Anfield during his playing career with Leeds and Erling said: “Now I have the same number of goals here. He’s always telling me ‘I scored at Anfield, I scored at Anfield!'”Now I can say it back to him: ‘So have I!'” footballliverpoolmohamed salahRed Bull Salzburg First Published: October 3, 2019, 6:59 PM ISTlast_img read more

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

first_imgAdvertisementPhotos – The Lindsey Vonn StoryLindsey Caroline Vonn (born October 18, 1984) is an American World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski Team.She has won four World Cup overall championships—one of only two female skiers to do so, along with Annemarie Moser-Pröll—with three consecutive titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010, plus another in 2012. Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman. She has also won a record 8 World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline (2008–2013, 2015, 2016), 5 titles in super-G(2009–2012, 2015), and 3 consecutive titles in the combined (2010–2012).In 2016, she won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title, an all-time record among men or women, passing Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden, who won 19 globes from 1975 to 1984.She has the second highest super ranking of all skiers, men or women.Vonn is one of 6 women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing—downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and super combined—and has won 82 World Cup races in her career through February 3, 2018.Her 82 World Cup victories are an all-time women’s record, passing Annemarie Moser-Pröll of Austria who had held the record since the 1970s, and only Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden with 86 World Cup victories has more.With her Olympic gold and bronze medals, 2 World Championship gold medals in 2009 (plus three silver medals in 2007 and 2011), and 4 overall World Cup titles, Vonn is the most successful American ski racer and is considered one of the greatest ever.In 2010, Vonn received the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award and was the United States Olympic Committee’s sportswoman of the year.Various injuries have caused Vonn to miss parts of several seasons, including almost all of the 2014 season and most of the 2013 season.While recovering from injury, she worked as a correspondent for NBC News covering the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.Image Courtesy- Lindsey Vonn ( Instagram) Advertisementlast_img read more

Vikings Teammates Want Peterson

first_imgEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Adrian Peterson has been away from the Minnesota Vikings for almost two months. If he’s allowed back this season, teammates would welcome him without hesitation.That was the consensus from players as they left the practice field Nov. 4, shortly before Peterson avoided jail time and a trial on the child abuse charge against him with a plea agreement in Texas. No special address or apology would be necessary, they said.“Guys have chatted amongst each other, and I don’t think there’s anyone in that locker room that would need to hear from him,” tight end Kyle Rudolph said. “We all know the kind of person Adrian is, and I feel like he’s proven that over his time here.”So now the question is whether he will return to the Vikings this season. He has been on paid leave, making more than $690,000 each week, via a special roster exemption issued by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.That hiatus was the result of an intense deliberation by the team, the league, the union and Peterson, after the Vikings initially announced Sept. 15 he would be back in the lineup as usual after sitting out the team’s Sept. 14 home opener against New England on the heels of the indictment.The public backlash to that decision was swift and strong, prompting the NFL and the Vikings to reconsider and shelve him while his case played out.Now after his plea agreement, the focus of Peterson’s unprecedented story has shifted from the courtroom back to the league.“We will review the matter, including the court record, and then make a determination on his status. We cannot provide a timetable,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.Earlier in the day, prior to the plea agreement, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the organization would withhold comment on Peterson’s situation “until it’s appropriate to speak.” About five hours after Peterson’s court appearance, the Vikings issued a 20-word statement acknowledging the plea agreement and delaying comment until “the appropriate time.”NFLPA spokesman George Atallah declined to comment. Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, said he wasn’t “prepared to discuss anything at this time” but would “gladly do so at the appropriate time.”The nameplate is still on Peterson’s cubicle in the locker room, filled with equipment just the way he left it. The offense has been different, of course, but with elusive rookie Jerick McKinnon and powerful overachiever Matt Asiata the backfield has been the least of the team’s concerns since Peterson was placed on leave.McKinnon has two 100-yard performances and a total of 446 yards rushing, plus 106 yards receiving.“I think we have a nice combination going with him and Matt, two different styles,” Spielman said. “Everybody’s seen what Matt can do last year when he got the opportunity and some of the things he’s doing this year.”Asiata has a pair of three-touchdown games, with 277 yards rushing and 199 yards receiving.Though Peterson would first have to prove he stayed in playing shape, his return would certainly reduce the workload for both Asiata and McKinnon. But despite the hit his image has taken in public, Peterson has long been a revered presence on the team, not to mention an elite talent.“We’d be happy to have him back. He’s a leader on this team,” McKinnon said, adding: “Obviously if Adrian comes back he’s going to be the starting running back. It’s just one of those things where everybody has a role. Got to accept it.”Peterson sent coach Mike Zimmer a message before the Sept. 28 game against Atlanta that was shared with the team. Many players have kept in touch with him since he was put on leave.“He’s one of the best players in the world, and he’s obviously somebody who’s meant a lot to this community, meant a lot for the team,” fullback Jerome Felton said. “He’s one of our leaders. He was up here in the offseason. People follow his lead because of how hard he works. So it’d be pretty nice to add that back into the team.”Said quarterback Teddy Bridgewater: “If he does come back, I’m pretty sure everyone would still take him in and welcome him with open arms.”___By Dave Campbell. AP Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich in Washington and Associated Press Writer Juan Lozano in Houston contributed to this reportTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Wake up New Zealand Cricket #MeToo banner seen during India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I

first_imgNew Zealand Cricket officials were once again left red-faced after another woman held up a banner protesting against Scott Kuggeleijn’s participation in the second T20 international between India and New Zealand on Friday.Scott Kuggeleijn, who was cleared of rape charges in 2017, bowled 3.5 overs in the match and also scored 2 runs as India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets to level the three-match series 1-1 in Auckland.But Kuggeleijn’s participation has led to protests, one of whom had held up a banner, which read “no means no”, in the first T20I in Wellington.Another woman was seen holding up a banner which read “Wake up, NZ Cricket, #MeToo”.New Zealand Cricket and Westpac Stadium had earlier apologised for removing a banner promoting sexual consent during the first match. The banner was confiscated and the woman was told she would get it back after the double-header.The message in the banner was directed at Scott Kuggeleijn, who was selected for the national side after a jury found him not guilty in a rape case two years ago.New Zealand cricket public relations officer, Richard Boock conceded the decision to remove the banner was an overreaction. However, he pointed out that the New Zealand Cricket and the Westpac Stadium officials had just followed the guidelines that prohibit targetting players with such banners.”We agree the course taken was an over-reaction and unnecessary, and the sign certainly wasn’t offensive,” Boock said, as quoted by the report.”The policy is a guideline only and is not written in stone. I think, on this occasion, we should have shown better judgment and exercised more discretion. We’ll be having a chat about it in our debrief with a view to making sure that doesn’t happen again, and we’re sorry.”advertisementKuggeleijn had faced trials in 2016 and 2017 after he was charged with rape in Hamilton in 2015. After a hung jury in the first trial, he was found not guilty of rape in the second despite the New Zealand cricketer conceding the woman in question had said no to sex.Also Read | We just waited for umpire’s decision: Khaleel Ahmed on Daryl Mitchell DRS controversyAlso Read | Did you miss Virat Kohli, reporter asks. Khaleel Ahmed bursts out laughingAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s helped Rishabh Pant bat well in Auckland: Harbhajan Singhlast_img read more

Keep Oktoberfest Going Year-Round with Jaegerschnitzel

first_img How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Editors’ Recommendations Ready and Rare-ing to Go: How to Make Steak Tartare The annual German tradition of Oktoberfest may be over now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious German beer or meal outside of Germany’s biggest party month. (Want to learn more about Oktoberfest? Check out the episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon on it here.)If you’re going to keep your Oktoberfest going year-round, you’re going to need two things. First, you’ll need beer. Lots of beer. That seems like a fairly simple thing to accomplish: go to the store, buy beer. Done. However, with great amounts of beer comes the great need to eat something too.Sam Slaughter/The ManualThe good thing about German food is that it could not be more perfect for soaking up booze. From various cuts of meat, to frying things to lots and lots of potatoes and pasta, no matter where you look on a German menu, you’re going to find yourself a drinking buddy.For us, no meal better encapsulates Oktoberfest than Jaegerschnitzel. German for “Hunter’s schnitzel” (schnitzel doesn’t have a direct translation, but cutlet would be pretty close), Jaegerschnitzel is a breaded and fried pork cutlet topped with a mushroom gravy and served with spaetzle, a type of German egg noodle.This Jaegerschnitzel comes to us from Chef Jason Thomson of Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, in Greenville, South Carolina. Iron Hill is a chain of 16 brewpubs located mainly in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Greenville is their newest location, which opened in mid-2018.While the preparation may seem a little labor-intensive, we can tell you it is worth it. Not only is the jaeger sauce to-die-for, but the final meal is quite possibly the perfect way to soak up any and all beer you might be drinking.JaegerschnitzelWith Haricots Verts (Green Beans), Spätzle, and Roasted Mushroom Wee Heavy Ale Sauce(Serves Four)Sam Slaughter/The ManualPork CutletsIngredients:2 lb pork loin (eight 4-oz boneless pork loin chops)2 cups panko bread crumbs5 oz canola oilSalt and pepper, to tasteMethod:Cover pork with plastic wrap and pound until one quarter-inch thick.Season with salt and pepper to taste.Coat both sides evenly with panko breadcrumbs.Heat 2 oz canola oil over medium high heat in skillet.Lightly fry for 2 minutes each side and reserve.Roasted Mushroom Wee Heavy Ale SauceIngredients:2-2.5 lb sliced white mushrooms.5 cup white onion (minced).5 oz garlic (minced).75 cup tomato puree8 oz Iron Hill Brewery Wee Heavy Ale2 cups demi-glace.5 cup chicken stock.5 oz fresh tarragon (minced).5 oz fresh parsley (minced)2 tsp ground black pepper1 tsp saltCorn StarchMethod:Place mushrooms on cookie sheet and drizzle with .5 oz canola oil.Season with salt and pepper.Heat oven to 400 degrees and cook mushrooms for 8 minutes or until roasted.Meanwhile In a large saucepan, heat oil and sauté onions until translucent.Add garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.Add roasted mushrooms, tomato purée and Wee Heavy Ale.Bring to a brief boil, lower heat and simmer to reduce volume by half.Add demi-glace and chicken stock and continue to reduce (20-30 minutes).Add tarragon and parsley.Simmer for an additional 5 minutes stirring as needed.Check the seasoning and adjust thickness with corn starch if needed andSpätzle and Haricot VertsIngredients:4 egg yolks1 whole egg25 cups milk3 cups all-purpose flour.25 tsp nutmeg.5 tsp kosher salt.25 tsp black pepper.5 oz canola oil.5 oz salt2 tbsp unsalted butter1 lb haricots verts (green beans)Salt and pepper to tasteMethod:Mix egg yolks, whole egg, and milk together in a large mixing bowl.Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl.Incorporate wet and dry ingredients together, then cover and refrigerate for one hour.Meanwhile, boil the water in a large pot and add salt and canola oil.Place a perforated pan or cheese grater over the pot of water.Force one-third of the mixture through the holes, stir for one minute and remove.Reserve and repeat the steps with the remainder of the dough.Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil.Plunge haricot verts into the water 3-4 minutes.Drain to shock the haricot verts in an ice bath.Remove from ice bath and reserve.Prepare sauté pan to medium high heat.Add 2 ounces butter, sauté spätzle to golden brown and reserve.Toss in fresh parsley and season with salt and pepper.Heat 1tsp oil in the same pan and quickly sauté haricot verts to get them to room temp.Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.To ServePlate on cutlet in the center of the plate.Spoon generous amount of Wee Heavy Ale sauce over the pork.Place some green beans to the right of the pork.Place spätzle to the left.Serve with a frosty glass of Vienna red lager and enjoy. How to Cook Steak in the Oven The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious last_img read more

Jamaica and Us to Collaborate On Climate Change Matters

first_imgA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed  today (June 20) between   Jamaica and the United States of America, that will see greater co-operation between both countries, on matters related to climate change and environmental best practices.The agreement will see the Ministries of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change and Science, Technology, Energy and Mining collaborating with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to develop and promote environmental best practices.The programme of assistance will include a framework for the development of a Climate Change Policy, on which the government is working.  A Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) and a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) will also be developed under the agreement.Environment Minister, Hon.  Robert Pickersgill and Energy Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, signed the agreement on behalf of the Government, at Jamaica House.Mr. Pickersgill noted that work has already started on the Climate Change Policy, adding that the Low Emission Development Strategy and the National Adaptation Plan   would be developed quickly.“Under the Agreed Work Programme, the U.S. Government has pledged technicaland manpower assistance to the Climate Change Advisory Committee;on the establishment of Climate Change focal points; a technical expert to conduct analyses and provide guidance towards a Climate Finance Policy; knowledge sharing to facilitate GOJ participation in International fora on climate change and sustainable development; and advice on trilateral co-operation with other countries  in Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS),” Minister Pickersgill stated.The US government will also assist in identifying possibilities for joint collaboration and co-ordination in enhancing capacity for LEDS.Meanwhile, Minister Paulwell pointed out that in addition to facilitating opportunities for Jamaica’s development toward effective climate change and environmental protection, the MoU will facilitate greater collaboration between various agencies and the Ministries.He said the agreement provides practical applications which will benefit the country.“There are so many practical things that we’re going to be doing.  We’re going to get technical support, but we’re going to get on-the-ground support out of this arrangement and it’s going to be for a number of years to come,” he told JIS News.US Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Pamela Bridgewater, who also addressed the signing ceremony, noted that her Government was very happy to establish a partnership agreement with Jamaica and be part of a movement where globally, countries are taking practical approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.“The US government applauds this spirit of co-operation and hopes the initiative will help Jamaica achieve its sustainable economic growth and development objectives, becoming a more climate resilient and food secure nation in the process,” she said.Mission Director of the USAID, Denise Herbol, said the project is a flagship programme under US President Barack Obama’s Global Climate Change Initiative. The Initiative is tailored to each country’s needs and has so far partnered with 21 countries, including Jamaica.“The programme will build on existing climate change related plans and strategies in Jamaica. The MoU signing brings us one step closer to gaining increased access to clean energy, while accelerating development and economic growth,” the Mission Director said. By O. Rodger Hutchinson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

First Restorative Justice Human Rights Board of Inquiry

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission will be holding its first restorative board of inquiry Monday, Sept. 17. The commission has significantly restructured its investigation and adjudicative processes over the past year. This includes approaching the resolution of human rights disputes from a restorative justice perspective. “Restorative justice is about helping all parties involved heal and move forward,” said Ross Landry, Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. “This new, innovative approach makes the commission a leader in how it resolves human rights-related disputes.” Nova Scotia is the first province to implement a restorative board of inquiry to resolve human rights complaints. “Restorative justice focuses on rebuilding relationships, repairing emotional harms and developing a forward-looking plan that all the parties can take a role in creating and implementing,” said David Shannon, director and CEO, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. This is consistent with the province’s position as a leader in the youth criminal justice system. Nova Scotia was the first jurisdiction in the world to use restorative justice as a formal diversion program and for sentencing. The commission’s first restorative board of inquiry is being held from 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 17, Dartmouth Sportsplex, Valardo Room, 3rd floor. The parties involved are Marcy Gavel and the Province of Nova Scotia. The restorative facilitator is Jennifer Llewellyn from Dalhousie Schulich School of Law. The board chair is Marion Hill. The Human Rights Commission is also planning restorative justice related events for the public and media to attend in the fall.last_img read more

Health Canada to allow importation of drugs needed to treat opioid addiction

first_imgTORONTO – Provinces and territories are now able to import urgently needed medications that are not available in Canada to treat the growing incidence of opioid dependence under new Health Canada regulations announced Tuesday.“The new regulatory pathway will enable public health officials to access drugs that aren’t approved in Canada that can be used in public health emergencies, like what we’re seeing in the opioid crisis,” Suzy McDonald, assistant deputy minister of the department’s Opioid Response Team, told a media briefing from Ottawa.“Our goal is to provide timely and greater access to drugs not available in Canada to help address health crisis situations,” she said. “It enables public health professionals to access drugs that trusted regulators in the United States, the European Union or Switzerland have already reviewed and can be used as safe and effective treatments.”Health Canada has published an initial list of drugs for import, including injectable Vivitrol and orally dissolving Suboxone — replacement medications for those trying to kick the opioid habit.“The idea is that we would have more tools at the disposal of treating physicians for especially those very hard-to-treat patients or to have access to medications that are not used all that widely in Canada (because) … a company hasn’t decided to come and seek market access,” said Dr. Supriya Sharma, chief medical adviser for Health Canada.The imported medications will remain on the list for one year, after which time they will be removed unless Health Canada receives notification for continued access to the medication to address an urgent or continuing public health need.Medications to treat opioid use disorder and tuberculosis have been identified by public health officials as those needing immediate access. Examples of other drugs that could be approved for importation through the process are those for treating pandemic viruses or other public and military health emergencies.McDonald said specific medications are added to the list based on requests from provincial or territorial medical officers of health, who have determined there is an urgent need at the population level.British Columbia, which has been experiencing a rash of opioid-related overdose deaths in recent years, has requested several medications aimed at treating residents with what’s known as opioid use disorder.Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s deputy provincial health officer, said many of the requested medications are sold in Canada, but not in optimal formulations.“So it just basically increases the number of products that are available to support people when they’re going through recovery from opioid use disorders,” said Henry. “And the products that we’ve requested be available are ones that our addiction specialists have said they think would be helpful.”Last year, about 23,000 B.C. residents were receiving opioid-substitution therapy in the form of methadone or Suboxone. That figure include those who have not sought treatment for abuse of prescription opioids such as oxycodone or illicit fentanyl pills sold on the street.The province recorded 935 opioid-related overdose deaths in B.C. in 2016. So far this year, there have already been 488 such deaths, said Henry, who conceded that “we don’t seem to be turning the corner” on the crisis, despite a multi-pronged approach aimed at curbing the drug epidemic and reducing fatalities.“These new medications aren’t going to solve our problem,” she said from Vancouver, “but they certainly make more options available for people.”It’s not known how many Canadians are hooked on opioids, but the highly addictive drugs were responsible for an estimated 2,500 overdose deaths across the country in 2016 — a number that is likely to be surpassed this year.“It goes without saying that Canada is experiencing an unprecedented public-health crisis of opioid-related overdoses and deaths,” said Dr. Theresa Tam, chief public health officer of Canada.“If the current trend continues, deaths in Canada could be higher than 3,000 in 2017.”Tam said Health Canada is collecting data on the number of opioid-related overdose deaths from the provinces and territories and hopes to begin releasing those numbers on a quarterly basis starting in August.—Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitterlast_img read more

A look at coroners recommendations following Humboldt Broncos bus crash

first_imgREGINA — The coroner in Saskatchewan has completed its investigation into the Humboldt Broncos crash that killed 16 people and injured 13 on the junior hockey team’s bus last April.It has made six recommendations:— The Ministry of Highways should review its policy regarding installation of traffic control devices and signs at and in advance of the rural intersection near Tisdale, Sask., where the crash happened.  — The Saskatchewan Highway Patrol should review its policy and procedures to ensure stricter compliance with regulations and standards for commercial vehicle drivers.— The Saskatchewan Coroners Service should create a plan for mass casualties that includes a review of how bodies are identified.— Saskatchewan Government Insurance should work with the trucking industry to implement standardized and possibly mandatory training for truck drivers.— The Saskatchewan Health Authority should review its policy about identifying patients in the event of mass casualties.— Transport Canada should continue developing regulations to improve national safety codes with respect to driver training and electronic logging devices. It should also create regulations mandating the installation of seatbelts in highway public transport buses.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Hazard late show rescues Chelsea in Wolves draw

first_imgLondon: Eden Hazard came to Maurizio Sarri’s rescue as the Chelsea star’s superb late strike earned a 1-1 draw against Wolves on Sunday. Sarri’s side were seconds away from another damaging defeat after Raul Jimenez put Wolves ahead at Stamford Bridge. Hazard spared the under-fire Sarri’s blushes with his thunderous stoppage-time equaliser, but it was still a frustrating day for the Blues boss. Sarri’s side had won three times in 10 days to temporarily silence reports that the Italian was facing the sack. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherBut Chelsea’s latest misfiring effort raised the possibility that Sarri is back on borrowed time in west London. With fourth-placed Manchester United playing fifth-placed Arsenal later on Sunday, Chelsea, languishing in sixth, will be further adrift of the top four after another tense afternoon for Sarri. It has been a nightmare debut season for former Napoli boss Sarri, who had to endure a League Cup final defeat against Manchester City in which Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenUnder Sarri’s watch, Chelsea have also suffered humiliating thrashings at City and Bournemouth, while supporters chanted for his sacking after the FA Cup exit against Manchester United. Beating Tottenham and Fulham in the league and then easing past Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League last 16 first leg on Thursday had given Sarri some breathing space. But Wolves have proved a thorn in his side this season and, after beating the Blues 2-1 at Molineux in December, they left the Italian looking over his shoulder anxiously again. Chelsea are in action at Kiev on Thursday before a league trip to Everton next Sunday. The international break looms after that and Sarri could do with victories in those games to ensure Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich doesn’t wield the axe. With Chelsea’s legendary striker Didier Drogba watching from the stands, it didn’t take long for Gonzalo Higuain — Sarri’s handpicked targetman — to demonstrate the flaws in the current crop. After a rapid exchange of passes with Pedro, Higuain could only muster a shot that was blocked by Romain Saiss. Higuain, on loan from AC Milan, had another sight of goal from N’Golo Kante’s pass, but this time his low strike was pushed away by Rui Patricio. Despite all their possession, Chelsea lacked a cutting edge in a creatively uninspired display that was a return to the problems they have endured for much of the season. A monotonous procession of slow, sideways passes brought no reward against Wolves’ massed defence, triggering jeers from frustrated Chelsea fans at half-time. After an anonymous first half, Hazard finally showed signs of life with a surge that ended with the Belgian being hauled down by Matt Doherty on the edge of the area. But David Luiz’s effort from the resulting free-kick bounced tamely off the Wolves wall. Having soaked up Chelsea’s futile attempts to break them down, Wolves sprang out to snatch the lead with a perfectly executed counter in the 56th minute. Breaking from their own area, Wolves exploited the out of position Chelsea defence as Jimenez flicked a pass to Diogo Jota. Jota ran wide before guiding the ball back into Jimenez, who prodded home via a deflection off Cesar Azpilicueta for his 14th goal this season. Higuain tried to lead the Chelsea response with a shot on the turn, but Patrico saved before Pedro’s long-range effort was pushed over by the keeper. Higuain couldn’t stretch far enough to score when Hazard’s corner was deflected into his path. Willian’s low strike was repelled by Patricio as Chelsea pushed for the equaliser. With just moments left, Hazard at last ended Wolves’ stubborn resistance with a fierce long-range drive that flashed past Patricio for his first goal in seven games.last_img read more

Central African Republic military abuses will be probed leader tells UN official

31 March 2007In the Central African Republic (CAR), where civilians have been caught in the crossfire as rebels fight government troops, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today said the country’s president said any military abuses will be investigated. In the Central African Republic (CAR), where civilians have been caught in the crossfire as rebels fight government troops, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today said the country’s president said any military abuses will be investigated.“The President and I held useful talks on a range of issues, from the urgent and immediate humanitarian needs, to the problems caused by under-development,” said Under-Secretary-General John Holmes following his meeting with President François Bozizé in Bangui, the capital.“I emphasized my concern about reports of abuses by all parties against civilians, including the people in the bush with whom I had spoken. President Bozizé told me that any Government military abuses would be investigated and dealt with promptly and correctly.” Mr. Holmes was wrapping up a ten-day mission to three countries, including also Chad and Sudan.While in the Central African Republic, the Under-Secretary-General visited several of the worst-affected areas in the country’s northwest where civilians have been caught in the midst of the ongoing conflict between government and rebel forces.In the towns of Pendé and Paoua, he saw torched homes and entire deserted villages, and met with some of the thousands of men, women and children who are living in the bush, out of reach of basic amenities such as clean water, medicines, food and proper shelter, because they are too afraid to return to their villages.Roughly 285,000 people in the Central African Republic have been forced to flee from their homes, 150,000 in the last six months alone, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).“There is an urgent need for humanitarian assistance, and the international community must increase its financial support for aid agencies providing emergency relief,” Mr. Holmes said, pledging also to work towards development in CAR.“The United Nations is working with the government on these tremendous challenges. But we also recognize that humanitarian action cannot be a substitute for a political solution, which is why I urged the government to step up their efforts aimed at political dialogue.”The Emergency Relief Coordinator, who took up his post at the beginning of this month, started his first official mission on 21 March in Sudan. After continuing on to Chad and finally the Central African Republic, he travels back to New York today and is expected to brief the Security Council on Thursday. read more

Quebecbased Avior inks multiyear contract with Boeing 737 Max project

LAVAL, Que. — Canadian aerospace manufacturer Avior Integrated Products says it has entered into a multi-year contract with Boeing’s 737 Max airplane program.The company is a full-service supplier of lightweight structural assemblies and will be involved with access door assembly on the project by the U.S. aerospace giant.Avior CEO Stephen Kearns says the project will involve contributions from the company’s three manufacturing facilities in Quebec.WestJet Airlines (TSX:WJA) said on Oct. 11 that it will be the first commercial carrier in Canada to take delivery of the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, one of 50 scheduled for delivery in the next four years.The 174-seat aircraft is expected to officially enter service on Nov. 9 with a flight from Calgary to Toronto.Air Canada (TSX:AC) has also placed orders for 33 Boeing 737 Max 8s and 28 of the larger Max 9s, with deliveries starting this year. read more

Luton brother and sister charged with terror offences appear in court

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. She denied an identical charge between April 13 and July 3 this year. The pair, both of Kirkwood Road, Luton, will appear at the Old Bailey on July 29. A brother and sister from Luton charged with terror offences including training with wooden swords and booking a firearms course have appeared in court.Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, and Sneha Chowdhury, 25, were arrested in the Bedfordshire town by officers from the Metropolitan Police on July 3.They appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today from custody. He wore a grey sweatshirt and white trousers, while she wore a black and grey headscarf and dress with a flowery pattern.Mr Chowdhury is charged with one count of preparing acts of terrorism, one count of possessing a document likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism and one count of disseminating terrorist publications.The preparing acts of terrorism charge relates to: carrying out weight, fitness and martial arts training; purchasing and training with bokkens (wooden training swords); booking a firearms training course; requesting and selecting a firearm; and researching and requesting that another person research potential attack targets.He did not enter pleas at the hearing. There was no application for bail and he was remanded in custody ahead of his next hearing, where he will enter pleas.Mrs Chowdhury admitted one charge of failing to disclose information relating to acts of terrorism between January 24 and April 12 this year at the hearing. read more

After quitting Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 Hina Khan to star in Vikram

first_imgHina Khan as Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii KayTwitterOf late, Hina Khan has been in news for taking a break from television show Kasautii Zindagii Kay where she played the role of Komolika to pursue her Bollywood commitments. The actress will not be seen on the show after March.While it is known that Hina would be making her Bollywood debut with a film based on Kargil war titled Line, the latest buzz is that the actress has bagged her second movie and will be directed by none other than popular filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, Bollywood life reported. The report further said that she has now allegedly quit the TV show altogether for a career in films.Vikram, who is known for his horror and thriller genre, has roped in the gorgeous actress for a women-centric film, which will revolve around Hina’s character.”Vikram has signed Hina, and it is going to be a women-centric movie. However, the other cast members of the movie have not been finalised as of now. That is the reason why the movie which was expected to go on floors from March 2019 is seeing a delay,” a source told the web portal.Vikram’s last directorial venture was 1921, which featured Zareen Khan and TV actor Karan Kundra. Post the film, he has been busy with web shows on his OTT platform that featured a few TV actors.Coming to Kasautii Zindagii Kay, rumour has it that Alisha Panwar may step into Hina’s shoes to play the vamp Komolika. Apparently, several faces have been approached for the role and out of the selected ones, Alisha of Ishq Mein Marjawan fame seems to have bagged the role. Hina KhanInstagramlast_img read more

Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood The Sky Is Pink producers support her decision

first_imgZaira Wasim with The Sky Is Pink teamTwitterZaira Wasim’s decision of quitting Bollywood for religion had sparked a nation-wide debate. While many supported her, some tried to dig into the real reason behind her huge step. It was later being reported that the Dangal actress was subjected to religious oppression. In her Facebook post, she had said that the film industry had damaged her relationship with Allah, but her untimely exit from the industry has put The Sky Is Pink producers in a tight spot, according to SKJ Bollywood News.The report had stated that though the makers of the film have shown their support for Zaira, the actress won’t be able to promote their upcoming film which left the makers of the film in a difficult situation. But it appears to be just false rumours.The producers of The Sky Is Pink denied these rumours. “Zaira is an exceptional artiste and we are lucky to have had her play Aisha Chaudhury in our film, THE SKY IS PINK. She has been a complete professional all through the shoot of the film, which concluded earlier this month. This is a purely personal decision, which she has taken after much thought and we will be supportive of her in every way – now and always,” the producer stated in a statement.The Sky Is Pink is a film based on the life of Aisha Chaudhary, who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, and her parents. Zaira Wasim is playing Aisha Chaudhary in the film, while Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Rohit Suresh Saraf essay important roles. Directed by Shonali Bose, the movie is scheduled for worldwide release on October 11.After Zaira’s exit from Bollywood, reports have started making the rounds that the 18-year-old actress may appear in Salman Khan hosted show Bigg Boss 13. However, there’s no official confirmation on the same.last_img read more

UTA Buys Marketing Firm Blue Group Entertainment EXCLUSIVE

first_imgBGE marketing collaborations include Katy Perry’s Katy Kat make-up collection with Cover Girl, Zac Posen’s custom line of GE kitchen products, and brokering celebrities for the Cover Girl brand, including Ellen DeGeneres, Sofia Vergara, Queen Latifah, and Issa Rae. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img United Talent Agency has bought New York-based entertainment marketing firm Blue Group Entertainment for an undisclosed price, Variety has learned exclusively.BGE’s roster includes the Coty-owned Cover Girl and Rimmel, several Procter & Gamble brands, and GE Appliances. The move, announced on Friday, is aimed at deepening UTA’s rapidly expanding in-house marketing practice.The BGE team, led by Samantha Woolf, will join UTA Marketing and oversee its New York operations and expansion, reporting to co-heads David Anderson and Julian Jacobs. Woolf brings more than 20 years of marketing experience, most notably with Grey Global Group, People Magazine, and United Entertainment Group, prior to forming BGE in 2014 as a joint venture with UTA.“Our two teams have worked closely together for a number of years, and it was a natural next step to bring them in house,” UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer said. “BGE has helped the most powerful brands in the world build and execute meaningful programs, experiences, and talent partnerships. We are excited about what this union means as UTA Marketing continues to link the world’s top organizations with the creative community.”last_img read more

Swami on strings

first_imgThis was the first time in India that the English version of the puppet show, on Swami Vivekananda, was shown. Hon’ble Minister of Culture and Tourism, Shripad Yasso Naik inaugurated the show at Ramakrishna Mission Auditorium. Commenting on the occasion, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Shripad Yasso Naik said, ‘Puppetry is a very ancient form of expression in India which has been in origin since around 3000 years. Over the years, the art form has been re-inventing itself keeping in mind the prevailing contemporary issues from the society. Swami Vivekananda revitalised Hinduism within and outside India, and was the principal reason for the enthusiastic reception of yoga, transcendental meditation and other forms of Indian spiritual self-improvement in the West. I’m overwhelmed to see such eloquent expression of his life through puppetry today.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Udaipur’s famed Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, designed and produced the show as a running story featuring episodes of Swami Vivekananda’s life. The audio-visual effects and an engaging script of the show held the attention of the audience throughout the show. This English version of the show will be showcased in U.S.A and Canada in  coming days.Earlier, on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, IGNCA in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi produced the puppet show in Hindi on the life of Swami Vivekananda. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe Hindi puppet show, has already travelled to around 200 centres in the North, North-East and Western India. However, this is the first time that the English version of the show has been organised. Speaking about this show Member Secretary of IGNCA, Dipali Khanna, said, ‘Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th century managed to spread his thoughts on spiritualism globally which over the years has inspired the many generations. Hence, it is essential that his preaching continues to reach out to the new set of followers.  IGNCA attempts to reach out to a wider set of audience to communicate his remarkable and stellar journey through this puppet show.’Vivekananda believed that a country’s future depends on its people, and his teachings focused on human development. He wanted to set in motion machinery which would bring noblest ideas to the doorstep of even the poorest and the meanest. Vivekananda linked morality with control of the mind, seeing truth, purity and unselfishness as traits which strengthened it.The show is a great chance for chidlren today to learn about Vivekananda in a more intertaining way instead of just reading about him from history books.last_img read more