Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele remains suspended over missed training

first_imgBorussia Dortmund have extended the suspension of talented forward Ousmane Dembele indefinitely after the 20-year-old France international skipped training last week amid speculation of a possible move to Barcelona.The Bundesliga club said on Sunday it would keep Dembele’s ban for missing training in place after the player was told he was initially suspended until after Saturday’s first round German Cup tie against amateurs Rielasingen-Arlen.”Our focus now is to have a concentrated preparation for the start of the Bundesliga (next week),” Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc said in a statement.”Obviously Ousmane Dembele has the opportunity to do individual training separate from the team.”Dembele is seen as a potential successor to Neymar at Barcelona, after the Brazilian’s record 222 million euro ($262.32 million) move to Paris St Germain earlier this month.An initial Barca offer was rejected by Dortmund with club bosses saying it was too low.German media have estimated the price of a move at more than 100 million euros.Dembele joined Dortmund, who will compete in the Champions League group stage, from French side Rennes on a five-year deal in 2016.($1 = 0.8463 euros)last_img read more

El Clasico: Lionel Messi shocks Cristiano Ronaldo with ‘boot-less’ assist

first_imgLionel Messi is arguably the best in the world at what he does, and that is putting the ball at the back of the net.He scored one goal in FC Barcelona’s 3-0 demolition of CF Real Madrid in the La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on Saturday but even when he was not scoring, he was everywhere.From tracking back to enable the free flow in midfield to making darting runs forward, Messi showed why he is referred to as a ‘magician’.El Clasico is a huge clash in itself and the last time Messi visited the Bernabeu, it was his iconic celebration that hit the headline.This Clasico was no different. This time around, Messi not just made a merry with that right boot of his but it was his wet sock that took the cake last evening.FC Barcelona were up 2-0 up until the last minute of the game, when he assisted Aleix Vidal, his 200th for Barcelona, to pound home the final nail in CF Real Madrid’s coffin.Messi received the ball on the right flank and beat his marker, Brazilian left-back Marcelo, with a characteristic deft touch and rapid change in pace. Marcelo made a last-minute lunge at the ball, but managed only to stop Messi’s right boot as the man escaped.GOAL! Aleix Vidal 90’+3 (0-3) #ElClasico Media Cules Goal (@mediaculesgoal) December 23, 2017Messi squared the ball back into the center with only a ‘wet sock’ on, evading none other than Portuguese superstar  Cristiano Ronaldo’s feeble attempt to cover for his team-mate. Real Madrid defenders were drawn towards the Argentine magician, leaving a host of Barcelona players unmarked at the edge of the box. One of them was Vidal, whose side-foot trickled across the line.advertisementFC Barcelona will look back at this day when they possibly will lift the La Liga trophy at the end of the season, as the day that they surged ahead in the race.Barcelona’s win increased their lead to nine points over second-place Atletico Madrid and 14 points clear of Real Madrid CF, who remain in fourth place with a game in hand.Barcelona also extended its unbeaten streak to 25 matches across all competitions since losing to Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup in August.last_img read more

The XFL Has Reportedly Made Another Head Coaching Hire

first_imgA generic view of a goal line marker.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Former Michigan assistant Pep Hamilton was the odd man out when the Wolverines poached Josh Gattis away from the Alabama Crimson Tide.Gattis, the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Alabama, is ready to take over as the offensive coordinator at Michigan.That left Pep Hamilton out of the job – though it appears he won’t be off the sidelines for long.According to college football insider Bruce Feldman, Hamilton resigned from Michigan earlier this week but has already landed a new job.Feldman reported on Thursday night that Hamilton will now be the new head coach and general manager of the Washington D.C. branch of the XFL.SOURCE: Pep Hamilton, who’d resigned Monday at #Michigan to pursue other opportunities, is expected to become the new head coach and GM of the XFL’s new Washington, DC franchise. Word is he’s been working on getting a staff together the past week or so.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 7, 2019Hamilton is the latest former college football coach to make the jump to the new football league.Former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops announced on Thursday that he’s the new head coach and general manager of the Dallas franchise of the XFL.With Oliver Luck as the league’s commissioner, the XFL has landed several significant names heading into its inaugural season in 2020.Hamilton has spent time as the quarterbacks coach for multiple NFL teams and was the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts for nearly three seasons. Now he’ll lead the capital’s newest team.last_img read more

Pakistan can beat India and end World Cup jinx in England: Moin Khan

first_img Press Trust of India KarachiFebruary 13, 2019UPDATED: February 13, 2019 14:36 IST 2019 Cricket World Cup: India were handed a 180-run thrashing in the 2017 Champions Trophy final by Pakistan (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will take on Pakistan at Old Trafford on June 16 at the 2019 World CupMoin Khan said Pakistan have better bowlers to suit the England conditions during the World CupMoin Khan also said the controversy surrounding Sarfraz Ahmed’s ban was blown out of propotionFormer Pakistan captain Moin Khan believes the present national team has the firepower to break its World Cup jinx against India and register the country’s maiden win over the neighbours in the upcoming ICC 50-over mega-event in the UK.In six times in the World Cup so far, Pakistan have never defeated India. And India and Pakistan will meet again in the World Cup at Old Trafford on June 16.”This present team is very capable of recording a first win over India in a World Cup because there is talent, there are depth and variety and Sarfaraz Ahmed has now gelled the squad well,” Moin said on GTV News channel on Tuesday.Pakistan confident after Champions Trophy win vs India?Moin, who featured in many famous matches against India and was a member of the 1992 and 1999 World Cup teams, said this time he is confident of Pakistan win.”I say this because our boys beat them (India) in the Champions Trophy two years back and I just feel that in English conditions in June we have better bowlers,” he said.Moin feels India and England would be the teams to beat in the World Cup.”This should be a very interesting World Cup and I am backing Pakistan to beat India. Our boys are in good spirits and it is good they will go into the competition after having played ODI matches against South Africa, Australia, and England,” he said.He also supported the move to have three weeks training camp in England before the World Cup, saying this would help the players in acclimatising comfortably to the English conditions.advertisement”Pakistan has been one team which has done well in England in the last many years and in May-June the weather can be unpredictable and there is moisture in the pitches,” said Moin.Sarfraz racism incident blown out of proportion: MoinThe former Pakistan manager and chief selector also supported the return of Sarfaraz as captain for the World Cup.”I don’t know why all this fuss was made about the captaincy after the ban imposed on him for an incident blown out of proportion to my mind. I have seen Sarfaraz lead the team and I know since he was a junior and I have captained and coached him and I can tell you there is no better person to lead the Pakistan team than him now,” Moin said.Also Read | Lessons in cricket and babysitting: Rishabh Pant reacts to Virender Sehwag’s TV commercialAlso Read | England drop to No.5 in ICC Test rankings despite 232-run victory over West IndiesAlso Read | Pant, Rohit as openers for India in World Cup? Shane Warne has an interesting takeAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow India vs PakistanFollow 2019 Cricket World CupFollow Moin KhanFollow Sarfraz AhmedFollow Virat Kohli Pakistan can beat India and end World Cup jinx in England: Moin KhanIn six meetings at World Cups so far, Pakistan have never managed to beat India but former captain Moin Khan believes Sarfraz Ahmed’s men can end the drought in the 2019 edition of the quadrennial event.advertisementlast_img read more

Decline in the Number of Children Reported Missing

first_imgThe Ananda Alert Secretariat has recorded a decline in the number of children reported missing.Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says 1,674 children were reported missing in 2017, representing a three per cent decline over 2016.“Of that total, 1,476 children were returned home, which amounts to approximately nine out of 10 returned. What we have recognised [is], when the children come home, we have to strengthen our intervention to ensure that they don’t leave again,” he stated.To this end, Mr. Green said the Ministry has strengthened its partnership with other social service agencies, such as the Justice Ministry’s Victim Services Division, to ensure that these needs are met, while indicating that almost 600 children were referred for counselling services last year.The State Minister was speaking during his 2018/19 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 8).It was also noted that the number of children found dead in 2017, subsequent to the filing of a missing child report, totalled three, representing a 25 per cent decline when compared to 2016.last_img read more

The will of the people

first_imgThe people of India have spoken and their mandate must be respected. An emphatic win for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has heralded five more years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP’s tireless, populous, and effective campaign has painted most of the country in its saffron hues; its opposition reduced to small pockets of influence mainly in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and some parts of West Bengal. The mandate is clear; a majority of Indians wanted to see the incumbent government continue and make better on its promises of 2014. A large section voted for continuity of governance and with no real option offered by Congress, they chose to back the winning horse instead of the feared instability brought forward by a motley bunch of regional parties propelled by their respective ambitions. Reports of high joblessness may have worried the educated lot, farmers may have stared at agrarian crisis, traders may have been washed out by demonetisation, but all of them have still reposed faith in PM Modi and his government to fix this crisis. Also Read – A staunch allyA closer look at the voting figures shows that the BJP was favoured more than the Congress in rural areas, which were, not long ago, Congress vote-banks. The grand old party’s promise of ‘roti, kapda and makaan’ (food, clothing, and housing) has been cleverly overhauled by BJP into ‘toilets, LPG subsidy, electricity’– almost a gift from the PM that reached right inside their homes – a daily reminder of his largesse. Giving these most basic but essential amenities to vast masses won the hearts of rural India. The fact that BJP has performed less flamboyantly in urban areas perhaps shows that not all of its policies received mass acceptance. But even in spite of this, the final numbers showed the party as victorious. Also Read – Cuban pathosWhat do the results of Lok Sabha 2019 say about us as people? It showed that many who sit in air-conditioned offices and vent on social media are actually not in sync with the majority view. Rafale, jobless growth, demonetisation, and crony capitalism made no real dent on the people’s perception of the incumbent government; and honestly, none of these issues struck a deep chord with the “aam aadmi”. It is also undeniable that keeping with global trends a large section of India voted for a right-wing, nationalistic party. Many of these voters are not necessarily frothing in the mouth for Muslim blood but they sure don’t mind some Hindu muscle-flexing after years of the politics of alleged Muslim appeasement practiced by other parties. BJP’s victory has also transcended caste equations, and this perhaps is a silver lining. But do we see an end to caste-driven reservations? I think India is still far away from that day. And if nationalism is the ultimate winner, we can hope for better social and civic sense. And no, bullying and trolling people on social media for having divergent views is not nationalistic! We also have to accept that a candidate such as Pragya Thakur won and Atishi Marlena lost. Though they were not in direct contest, the reverberations of this will be heard as the ugliest reminder of Lok Sabha 2019. The most worrying aspect of these results is the complete decimation of the Opposition and shows that India is striding towards a single-party system. Perhaps only an Opposition candidate that can compete in a Presidential-like contest, will finally be able to prove his worth. And in the absence of that, some of the people of India will have to assume the role of Opposition keeping the government in line through checks and balances. With great power comes great responsibility and PM Modi has promised to be a fair and inclusive prime minister for all of India’s citizens. Today, some may feel like a political minority, alienated within their own country, but they too will have to accept the mandate of the people and co-exist peacefully with the majority. Hopefully, they will be allowed to do so. (The writer is a journalist and media entrepreneur. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Liberal MP accuses Tory James Bezan of humiliating sexual comments

first_imgOTTAWA – A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec is accusing a Conservative MP of making comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature.”Sherry Romanado stunned the House of Commons into silence when she rose to make the allegations shortly after question period.Romanado says Conservative MP James Bezan made remarks that she described as “inappropriate, humiliating and unwanted comments” that were sexual in nature.She says the comments have caused her great stress and negatively affected her work environment.Romanado’s comments came after Bezan rose in the House of Commons earlier Monday and offered an apology for unspecified remarks, without going into detail.Romanado is her party’s junior minister for veterans affairs, while Bezan is the Conservative party’s defence critic.last_img read more

Kentucky cities and counties receiving road funds from state

Highway improvement ideas needed in Lewis County FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Wednesday funds are heading to some cities and counties in the state for road improvements.Among the projects: – Advertisement – – Leslie County: $716,575 for resurfacing work on 9.6 miles of roadways. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures.– Knox County: $760,964 for area pavement improvements. – Barbourville: $62,000 for drainage replacement on Johnson Lane. Related Article: KSP asking for help in identifying car theft suspect in Knox Co.– Lancaster: $167,100 for resurfacing work on Danville Street. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. read more

New RETSCH product line allows for higher throughput mining samples

first_imgRETSCH GmbH, the global supplier of lab equipment for sample homogenisation and sieve analysis – has enhanced its product range with a complete line of instruments for applications with large feed sizes and high throughput rates. The new program will be integrated into the existing product line under the name of “X-Large” and complement it in many areas.Now RETSCH offers, for example, a series of jaw crushers with feed sizes from 40 mm to 350 x 170 mm. The new XL models of ball mills, vibratory disc mills and sample dividers provide a substantially higher throughput than the laboratory-scale models. The new portfolio also includes a number of testing equipment to determine the Bond Grinding Indices. The company said: “This program extension will give RETSCH access to markets like the coal, steel and mining industry which until now could only be served with laboratory instruments for small sample volumes.”RETSCH, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, says it is now “the only supplier worldwide offering a portfolio that ranges from ball mills for nano grinding to jaw crushers with a throughput of 3,500 kg per hour, thus covering the entire field of size reduction.”last_img read more

Metso reduces downtime and improves safety in Kumba Kolomela crushing circuit

first_imgKumba Iron Ore’s Kolomela mine in South Africa has reduced crusher liner replacement downtime and improved safety using a concave carousel and removal trays system provided by Metso, the mining equipment manufacturer reports.Located in the Northern Cape Province, Kolomela contacted Metso for assistance in reducing its primary gyratory crusher concave liners replacement time.The mine produces over 13 Mt/y of iron ore and is one of Kumba’s (majority-owned by Anglo American) largest operations in the country.In mineral processing, crusher efficiency can be compromised over time, affecting production time and, most importantly, the safety of employees, Metso said. A major factor affecting crusher efficiency is the amount of downtime. The longer it takes to replace the wear parts inside the chamber of a primary gyratory crusher during a maintenance shutdown, the less uptime and, thus, less production. By reducing the number of lifts, the replacement can be done much faster and safer, according to Metso.Kolomela approached Metso’s expert team to help it reduce the average downtime the operation encounters when replacing concave liners of their Superior SG60-110 primary gyratory crusher.Metso’s Regional and Technical Support Manager Crusher Wears, Andrew Stones, said: “When the mine approached us with a request to help them speed up the process of changing the concave liners on the primary gyratory on site, they asked us to replicate the methodology that we once used at one of Anglo American’s major copper mines in South America, Los Bronces, which included the use of special tooling such as carousels and removal trays to remove the liners.“Following the review of the Los Bronces system, we identified that we used different parts and installation methods not suitable for Kolomela’s operating model.”Metso’s team looked at an alternative solution not only for different fixing arrangement on the carousels, but also changed parts. Instead of the mine having six rows of concaves to install, Metso reduced the rows to four. This minimised the installation time, according to Metso.In addition to this, the team supplied Kolomela with removal trays – which enable a faster removal of the worn segments – as well as with modified attachments to help lift and install the carousels.Metso’s solution has reportedly halved the downtime required for a concave liner change, but reduced downtime was not the only value add provided; the mine also reduced the injury exposure rate by 95%, according to the company.Metso said: “Unlike the previous system that the mine used, which required people to be in the crusher when lowering each concave, Metso’s innovative carousel system provided optimised operating labour and safer installations. It is not dependent on human interaction.”Kolomela’s Section Manager Engineering, Pieter Malan, said: “At Anglo American, we are unconditional about the safety of our colleagues. When the Metso team highlighted the safety element that the carousel methodology brings, it was indeed an added benefit and advantage. We understood, at that point, that Metso will also prioritise the safety and well-being of all individuals. There is no price on safety.”Metso’s Vice President Mining, Africa and Middle East, Qasim Abrahams, said: “Previously, the Kolomela mine used 288 lifts to remove and install each concave liner; a process that has been identified as potentially hazardous work for the liner replacement team. Our new concave carousel concept reduced the lifts to 16, substantially improving both uptime and safety. The carousel allowed an entire tier of new concave segments to be lifted in place at once.”Metso’s relationship with Kolomela was established in 2010, when the company provided the mine with the installation and commissioning of its crushers and the supply of original equipment manufacturer spare and wear parts. Other Metso equipment on site include two MP800 cone crushers and one MP1000 cone crusher.Metso said: “The removal trays and carousel systems can be used on any primary gyratory crusher – Metso or third party.”While this was a known and tested concept, this project required a completely new carousel and removal tray design and also new wear parts which included new concave liner design, patterns and trial castings, according to Metso.Metso’s team of experts completed this project in six months, from customer order until delivery.last_img read more

Human Rights Commissioner slams media reporting of Roma child cases

first_imgCOUNCIL OF EUROPE Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muižnieks has hit out at “negative media reporting on minorities” in regard to the two cases of children taken from Roma families by authorities here and in Greece.It follows this week’s cases in which children were taken from, and then returned to their families in Tallaght and Athlone after questions were raised over their identity. In both cases gardaí responded to reports of fair-haired children living with families of contrasting colouring.The two Irish incidents followed last week’s discovery of a young blonde girl found living with a Roma family in the central Greek town of Farsala. That case generated international headlines, and sparked thousands of calls to a Greek charity about the child’s possible origins.Muižnieks, who is a Latvian human rights activist and political scientist, maintains that “most news reports, not only in Europe but all over the world, have insisted on the ethnicity of the families from which the children have been taken, thus propagating age-old myths portraying Roma as child-abductors.”“Such irresponsible reporting can have tremendous effects on the lives of millions of Roma and fuel already widespread violent anti-Roma movements. Although the Roma are no more inclined to criminal behaviour than anybody else, media insistence on mentioning ethnicity in news reports gives credence to the myth that Roma are by nature criminals.“This is not only false, but also dangerous as it risks heightening the already tense relations between the Roma and the majority population all over Europe.He says the propagation of such a negative image can also harm integration efforts: “How can we expect the Roma to integrate in our societies if the media do not miss an opportunity to remind them that they are unwanted?”I call on all journalists involved in the coverage of these cases to step back and examine whether mentioning ethnicity was really necessary, whether the best interests of the child, including the right to privacy, have been respected and whether the presumption of innocence has been upheld.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today, Justice Minister said that the “international backdrop” of the case in Greece may have had some undue influence in the decisions that were made in the two Irish cases.Shatter said that, although he did not believe it was the intention, he wanted to ensure that no minority was being singled out in a case which he said was “obviously traumatic” for the families and their children.Shatter: Greece case may have had ‘some undue influence’ on Roma child removalsRead: Pavee Point calls for full independent review into Roma child casesRelated: DNA test proves girl taken from house in Tallaght is related to Roma familylast_img read more

Poll How much have you spent on Christmas this year

first_img over 1000 Euro (1319) Poll Results: 2000 Euro and up (857) over 300 Euro (936) less than 300 Euro (541)center_img less than 300 Euroover 300 Euroover 500 Euroover 1000 Euro2000 Euro and upVote IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE, so most of us will either be wrapping presents today or doing a last minute dash to the shops.The Deloitte Christmas spending survey finds that Irish people’s Christmas spending will decrease slightly in 2013 by 1.7 per cent, but once again Ireland is Europe’s biggest festive spenders.This morning, we’re looking for a little insight into what you have spent on Christmas this year – including presents, food and socialising.Today’s poll question is: How much have you spent on Christmas this year? over 500 Euro (1051)last_img read more

First hundred days for National City Mayor

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, First hundred days for National City Mayor June 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Mayor Sotelo-Solis stopped by KUSI News to talk about all things National City.According to Sotelo-Solis, she was first being elected in 2008, ten years later Alejandra become the first Latina Mayor of National City.Regionally, she serves on the SANDAG, Sweetwater Authority and MTS Board. last_img read more

Cell in Syria alarms US officials

first_imgWASHINGTON — While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say.At the center is a cell known as the Khorasan group, a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who traveled to Syria to link up with the al-Qaida affiliate there, the Nusra Front.But the Khorasan militants did not go to Syria principally to fight the government of President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials say. Instead, they were sent by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to recruit Europeans and Americans whose passports allow them to board a U.S.-bound airliner with less scrutiny from security officials.In addition, according to classified U.S. intelligence assessments, the Khorasan militants have been working with bomb-makers from al-Qaida’s Yemen affiliate to test new ways to slip explosives past airport security. The fear is that the Khorasan militants will provide these sophisticated explosives to their Western recruits who could sneak them onto U.S.-bound flights.The Obama administration has said that the Islamic State group, the target of more than 150 U.S. airstrikes in recent weeks, does not pose an imminent threat to the continental U.S. The Khorasan group, which has not been subject to American military action, is considered the more immediate threat.last_img read more

It Chapter 2 early reviews Probably scarier than part 1

first_img‘Truly epic feel'”Director Andy Muschietti weaves the young & adult Losers together super well, giving IT 2 a truly epic feel,” writes Perri Nemiroff of Collider. #ITChapterTwo is probably scarier than chapter one – more Pennywise imagery to haunt your dreams. But it also loses a lot of charm in the shift in focus from the coming of age to the now adult characters. At nearly 3 hours it feels long.— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) August 21, 2019 For the most part I liked IT CHAPTER TWO. First half (of this pretty long movie!) is great. And the new adult cast is stellar. Second half isn’t as tight. And overall Chapter Two isn’t as tight as the first movie.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) August 21, 2019 0 IT Chapter 2: Everything to know He’s coming. New Line Cinema Stephen King has a lot to answer for. He’s ruined the reputation of vintage cars (Christine), Saint Bernard dogs (Cujo) and snowy hideaways (The Shining). But he’s really destroyed the good name of clowns, as Pennywise from It might be one of the most nightmarish horror creations ever.It Chapter 2 follows up on 2017’s critically acclaimed It, and both are based on King’s 1,100-page, 1986 best seller. It Chapter 2 recasts the Losers’ Club with adult actors, and continues the plot 27 years after the first film. The film opens Sept. 5 in Australia and Sept. 6 in the US and UK, but social media reactions started to creep out on Tuesday. Here’s a look at what some early viewers are saying.’Probably scarier,’ but longPeter Sciretta of Slashfilm is calling this second film “probably scarier than chapter one — more Pennywise imagery to haunt your dreams.” But he also found it less charming than the first, and overlong. TV and Movies Post a comment #ItChapterTwo is a giant budget, studio-backed horror movie that’s also a fairly serious actors showcase/ensemble, with occasional flashes of brilliant imagery (like all the balloons cascading under the bridge). It’ll make more money than Warner Bros knows what to do with.— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) August 21, 2019 10 Photos ‘First half is great’Mike Ryan of Uproxx had a definite preference for the first part of the film, and loved the new adult cast. Share your voice #ITChapter2 isn’t as refined as the first, but it’s still an excellent ensemble piece, oozing with heart & packed with extremely well-crafted set pieces. Muschietti weaves the young & adult Losers together super well, giving IT 2 a truly epic feel. (MVP: Bill Hader as Richie.)— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) August 21, 2019 2:20 So, #ITChapterTwo: it’s v. good, but not great. I liked it, but didn’t LOVE it. First movie is a tough act to follow. TWO is gruesome, strange but rarely scary. Nails important aspects from the book, but feels overlong. Cast is aces, though, & Bill Hader SHOULD be in Oscar convo.— Sean O’Connell (@Sean_OConnell) August 21, 2019 Cha-ching!”It’ll make more money than Warner Bros knows what to do with,” writes Drew Taylor of Moviefone. Oh, we think they’ll find a way to use the cash. ‘Bill Hader steals it’Lots more love for Hader’s part, this time from Fandango’s Erik Davis. Tags ‘Gruesome, strange but rarely scary’Sean O’Connell of CinemaBlend liked but didn’t love the film, yet is one of many critics raving about the performance of Bill Hader as Richie Tozier. Now playing: Watch this: #ITChapterTwo is a terrific companion to #ITChapterOne. Similar vibes, great ensemble chemistry w/ a nice mix of humor and horror. Part 2 plays heavier in tone, dealing w/ defeating the burden of childhood trauma, & I definitely teared up at the very end. Bill Hader steals it— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) August 21, 2019 The most terrifying Stephen King creations of all time Twitterlast_img read more

No restrictions for readers at Bhowanipores street library

first_imgKolkata: The joint initiative of the local councillor and a private media and management institute in the city, has led to the unveiling of a unique library at Bhowanipore in South Kolkata, where the reader is free to take books home free of cost. The only condition is that he/she has to return the book after they finish reading it.”The street library has been set up on the wall of Vidyanjali High School at the crossing of Allenby Road and Dr Rajendra Road. Racks have been attached to the wall where the books are kept and a shade has been made over the racks to prevent the books from getting soaked during the rain. There is no librarian or guard to see who are taking the books. People are free to take the books round the clock, any time they wish,” councillor of ward 70 Ashim Basu said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsWhen asked about the possibility of theft as there is nobody to keep a watch on the ‘street library’, Basu said, “Believe me, a majority of the people who have taken books have returned them. A number of people who have taken books have come back with more books to add to the collection of the library. The library has started on May 5 and already, fifteen days have passed. There are a number of vagabonds who sleep on the footpath in the adjacent area, but there has been no theft,” Basu added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe library presently has 400 books, mainly in the form of story books, comics and novels in languages like English, Bengali, Hindi and Gujrati.Principal of Vidyanjali High School Saswati Dutta, who has also contributed to the setting up of the library by gifting its wall, said “Free libraries are a fascinating platform to connect, share and exchange ideas, books and network with people.”Basu, however, said that as the stock of books increases, he will install CCTVs to keep a track on the records.last_img read more

Zuckerberg Selling Facebook Shares to Pay Off Hefty Tax Bill

first_img 1 min read December 19, 2013 Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Next time you kvetch to your accountant about how much you have to pay the IRS, think about how Mark Zuckerberg feels.The Facebook founder is exercising an option he has to buy 60 million shares, valued at $3.33 billion, in his company. But, given how little he has to pay for those shares, he is going to face big taxes on the gains.How much? Well, he has to turn around and sell 41,350,000 of those shares in a public offering, raising roughly $2.3 billion, just to pay his tax bill. Zuckerberg will get a tax break in one regard: He is donating 18 million shares, valued at roughly $1 billion, to charity. One assumes that leads to a fairly healthy deduction (though, like more and more of us, no doubt he is subject to the AMT).center_img How Success Happens Listen Nowlast_img read more

You are never too young to come out as bisexual

first_imgWhen I think about all the past crushes I’ve had that I didn’t quite realize were crushes, perhaps I could argue that deep down I always knew. However, the truth is that I didn’t. The label bisexual wasn’t one that I claimed until I was sixteen. This was when I came out to myself. To me, that felt late. It seemed wild that I hadn’t realized sooner when I was so clearly attracted to more than one gender. Yet, to others I was still too young to know. I was only a teenager after all, they said. I realised it was these arguments I’d been surrounded by all my life that prevented young people like me from calling themselves bisexual. But, it only made me more determined to talk about my identity openly and proudly.‘There’s nothing wrong with switching labels’Sometimes, people talk about labels as if they’re a trap. Once you’ve told the world you’re one thing or another, there’s a sense of obligation to stay true to it. This happens especially when that label lacks positive visibility. I’ve seen the disappointment in the bi community when somebody who once identified as bisexual decides to change that. I understand that sadness, I do; more people question the validity of our identities and we lose a role model. However, I worry that this puts people off claiming the word bisexual for themselves when it’s what feels right. We need to remember that sexuality, or the way we see our sexuality, can change – and that’s okay! There’s nothing wrong with switching labels, what matters is that we feel comfortable. I hate the idea of anyone feeling trapped by a label, feeling obliged to stick to a community they’ve said they represent. Emily Eaton | Photo: Supplied eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Equally, I hate the idea of anybody being scared to claim a label just in case they start to feel differently in the future. They shouldn’t have to worry about that and deserve to feel proud of how they feel right now. Anyone should be able to feel a sense of home in the community they feel they belong to, without fearing the consequences of potentially walking away from it someday.Emily (L) and her girlfriend Amelia (R) | Photo: Supplied‘I’ll feel this way forever’Despite people sometimes thinking that I’m too gay to be bi (a perception that opposes the reaction I received when I first came out), I am bisexual. I’ve felt that way for four years. I think I’ll feel this way forever, but that’s not something I can or should have to promise in order to be valid. Labels are words that help us understand ourselves and each other, but they don’t exist to keep us captive. So if you’re bisexual, I encourage you to be proud of that. You’re not too young to know, and there’s no test. What you feel you are, you are, and future possibilities shouldn’t be of concern to you. The present day is what we’re living in, and you are valid and supported.Your bisexuality is real regardless of what anyone else says. Your bi visibility is so appreciated and the community is lucky to have you.Follow Emily Eaton on Twitter.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Sometimes people ask me how long I’ve known that I’m bisexual. Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

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