November 16

How India cricketers spent their last day in Australia after historic triumph

first_imgIndian cricket team players celebrated their historic triumph in Australia where they won the Test and bilateral one day international series for the first time. After a gruelling almost two-month long tour of Australia, Team India travels to New Zealand for a limited-overs series comprising of five ODIs and 3 Twenty20 internationals starting January 23.India outplayed Australia 2-1 in four-Test series while won the three-match ODI series 2-1. The T20 series in November had ended 1-1 after the second game in Melbourne was washed out. While Virat Kohli had a below par Test and ODI series by his standards, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant emerged top two leading run-getters in the Test series.After a poor 2018 in ODIs, MS Dhoni was back with a bang. Dhoni not only ended as India’s highest run-getter in the series, he was also named the player-of-the-series. Dhoni hit fifties in all three matches and played an important role in India’s series victory in the ODIs.Virat Kohli was seen unwinding at the Melbourne Park after the ODI series. He was in Melbourne, with his wife Anushka Sharma, enjoying some Australian Open tennis action and posing for photographs with all-time great, Roger Federer. Notably, Kohli and Anushka had also watched 14-time Grand Slam winner, Novak Djokovic beat Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in a four-set third-round match at the Rod Laver Arena. Kohli’s posts also suggest that the star couple had been at the stands when Serena Williams crushed Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska in straight sets in the women’s singles third-round.advertisement”An amazing way to finish the Australian summer,” he wrote on social media. And that summed it up all!What a day at the Australian open. An amazing way to finish the Australian summer. Forever grateful#ausopen pic.twitter.com/fqOiekjH3FVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 19, 2019Kedar Jadhav paid a rich tribute to MS Dhoni for his heroics in the ODI series.”Great series Mahibhai @msdhoni Always get to learn a lot from you. Thank You for guiding me yesterday also. Keep entertaining us all,” Jadhav tweeted.Great series Mahibhai @msdhoni Always get to learn a lot from you. Thank You for guiding me yesterday also. Keep entertaining us all pic.twitter.com/15E4CE2SXfIamKedar (@JadhavKedar) January 19, 2019Coach Ravi Shastri was all relaxed after leading India to one of their biggest victories away from home. Shastri too watched a game of tennis at the ongoing Australian Open.Great to watch the tennis with zero pressure. Awesome arena the @RodLaverArena @AustralianOpen pic.twitter.com/7vA1hve6ZfRavi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) January 19, 2019Before flying to New Zealand, Rohit Sharma wanted to have a meal at his favourite place in Australia. “Fantastic memories down under over the last 2 months. Finishing off with a great meal at my favourite place. See you Australia.”Fantastic memories down under over the last 2 months. Finishing off with a great meal at my favourite place. See you Australia pic.twitter.com/XSiviwLvmgRohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 19, 2019last_img read more

November 16

Squinky Is Not Happy

first_imgHerbstreit’s face when he feels the earthquake is much of what mine looked like during the last 5 minutes of that game.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

November 16

Richarlison looking to conquer the Premier League

first_imgPremier League Watford ‘soldier’ Richarlison is looking to conquer the Premier League – and Elton John! Bruno Andrade Last updated 2 years ago 00:01 9/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Richarlison Watford 19 08 2017 Dan Istitene/ Getty Images Premier League Watford A debut goal announced the young Brazilian to Hornets fans in the best possible manner, and he has his sights set on impressing the chairman! It took Watford’s Brazilian wonderkid Richarlison just four games to earn his own chant from the Vicarage Road faithful, and he is determined to repay that support by shining in the Premier League. The former Fluminense attacker has made an instant impact since swapping Rio de Janeiro for Watford, helped by the presence of Portuguese coach Marco Silva to begin the tough adaptation to English climes. Watford 9/2 to win at Southampton Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Richarlison netted his first goal in the Premier League on his debut, as Watford brushed aside Bournemouth 2-0 to start the season in style.And he has already been honoured by the Hornets fans, who sing to the tune of Richie Valens’ seminal Para bailar la bamba, “Richarlison, Richarlison, he plays for Watford in Silva’s army!””The fans here are wonderful. I want to learn the song to sing it along with them,” Richarlison beamed during an interview with Goal. “Their affection motivates me to play even better, run a bit further… I was very surprised by their reception, I don’t have the words to describe what the fans have done for me.”Still a newcomer to the English language, however, the 20-year-old admitted that the exact words to his chant slipped him by. “I still don’t know [what the songs says], but they say my name several times. I need to grab [goalkeeper Heurelho] Gomes to try and find out exactly what the fans are singing,” he laughed.Richarlison Watford 19 08 2017At 20 Richarlison is one of the youngest Brazilians to move to the Premier League, and he confesses that the transfer this summer was a dream come true. “It is already a dream to be in England, in a club of Watford’s stature. It is a dream from my childhood, I always wanted to play in the Premier League which is one of the best leagues in the world,” he said. “God has made everything perfect for me. I did not think twice when the offer from England came, because it was always a professional goal of mine. I want to make history in Watford, and score lots of goals.”But one ambition the youngster holds is still yet to be fulfilled: meeting Watford chairman and international music superstar Elton John. “I hope to get to know him very soon, I still haven’t had the honour. I want to give him a hug,” Richarlison explained. “Gomes says that Elton John always goes to games, that he likes to watch the players. He has a lot of love for the club, right? “He is a musician and has a lot of love for Watford, so it’s okay to dream about a special song in my honour. It would be interesting, who knows!” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

October 27

Higuain pays tribute to Gattuso

first_imgGonzalo Higuain dedicated his winner for AC Milan against SPAL to Gennaro Gattuso after the striker ended his goal drought in a 2-1 victory.Higuain had gone nine games without a goal going into Saturday’s contest at San Siro, and rarely looked like breaking his duck in a largely unconvincing display.However, he struck the decisive blow from close range in the 64th minute as Milan, who saw Suso sent off late on, ended a run of five games without a win by coming from a goal down, Samu Castillejo having initially cancelled out Andrea Petagna’s opener. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? There had been reports Gattuso could be sacked if Milan failed to claim a positive result, but the Rossoneri now head into a two-week break on a high ahead of a Coppa Italia clash with Sampdoria and the Suppercoppa Italiana meeting with Juventus.Back to winning ways! Good job, boys!Torniamo alla vittoria! Dai Milan! #MilanSpal 2-1 pic.twitter.com/TK1q7SN1u9— AC Milan (@acmilan) December 29, 2018And Higuain was quick to pay tribute to his coach after they moved within a point of the Champions League places.”It was an important goal and three fundamental points after all we’ve wasted before, but now we can have a rest with our families,” the striker told DAZN.”It’s natural the fans expect more from me. I came to Milan because I was convinced by the project here and I want to continue like this.”Gattuso has always supported me and above all been honest. This goal is for him. Now we’ve got the Supercoppa, it’s the first trophy of the season and we want to win.”last_img read more

October 24

The Manual Meet Up Los Angeles: Pizza and Peronis!

first_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Whiskey Sour Last Thursday we hosted a little gathering at one of our favorite watering holes in downtown Los Angeles, Tony’s Saloon. Once the haunt of Hunter S. Thompson, this cavernous spot can make some serious cocktails and even has an outdoor area for those of you who like doing your drinking in the open air. For this evening we chose to keep it simple, Pizza and Peronis, although cocktails did figure into the mix in the end.If Tony’s wasn’t awesome enough in its own right, their next door neighbor is Pizzanista!, our go to for pizza in LA. The owners, Price Latimer and Salman Agah were kind enough to bring over a pile of pies to soak up all that good drinking we were doing while catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.Many a pool and ping pong game were played and even the photo booth got a little workout. But most importantly, we got to hang with some of our favorite friends over a good drink and a slice.All photos courtesy of Renee McMahon The Ultimate Las Vegas Bachelor Party Guide for Grown-Ups The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Clublast_img read more

October 22

Premier Appoints Associate Deputy Minister

first_imgAs part of government’s commitment to support good jobs and help grow the economy, Premier Darrell Dexter today, Aug. 16, announced the appointment of Christopher Daly as associate deputy minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. Mr. Daly is a graduate from Dalhousie University and holds a master’s of environmental studies from the faculty of management. Mr. Daly has served as acting associate deputy minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism since November 2011. “The province is preparing for a number of economic game changers such as the Irving Shipbuilding contract and the Lower Churchill project and we must be well prepared to ensure we take full advantage of these opportunities,” said Premier Dexter. “Chris has proven himself to be an effective senior executive who can support the province’s work to attract new jobs and grow our economy.” Mr. Daly’s appointment is effective immediately.last_img read more

October 20

Rajinikanth congratulates Modi

first_imgChennai: Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP is set to make a thumping return to power in the Lok Sabha elections. “Respected dear @narendramodi ji hearty congratulations… You made it!!! God bless”, the 69-year-old actor tweeted. The BJP alone is leading in 300 seats, according to the latest Election Commission statistics. Last year, Rajinikanth made a comment which appeared to back Modi, indicating the prime minister was a strong person. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ “When 10 persons go against one person, who is stronger? Those 10 or the person they are aligning against ? If 10 persons declared a war against one man, who is stronger?”, he had said when asked about the possibility of a grand opposition alliance to take on Modi. Asked if Modi was “stronger” and whether this was what he implied through his statement, the actor had said he “can’t be more clear”. Rajinikanth has already announced he will float his political party and contest all the 234 seats in the next Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, due in 2021. The popular actor, who has a large fan following, is yet to launch his party. Rajinikanth is touted to be inclined towards the BJP, with Modi himself meeting the veteran star on more than one occasion in the recent past, including once at his residence here. The critics of the actor have often claimed he is favourably disposed towards the saffron party.last_img read more

October 20

Letter from PM to CMs can ignite Swacch Bharat Abhiyanlike campaign against

first_imgNew Delhi: Human rights experts have suggested that a letter from the Prime Minister to chief ministers will help prioritise the issue of bonded and migrant labour. During an open house session hosted by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), participants discussed the issue and felt that the root cause of this menace lies in the agrarian crisis, which needs to be addressed on priority in the country, a senior NHRC official said on Saturday. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist”It was also suggested that a letter from the prime minister to the chief ministers will help priorities this issue on the lines of mission mode campaigns, like the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan,” the NHRC said in a statement. NHRC Member Justice P C Pant said that a preventive approach is needed to end bonded labour, as it has acquired various “new forms and dimensions” with changing times and vocations since the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act was enacted in 1976. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FrancePant said bonded labour contracts are not purely economic in India and these are reinforced by custom or coercion in many sectors such as agriculture, silk, mining, match production and brick kiln industries. He said that robust inter- state coordination mechanisms involving all ministries, agencies, trade unions and NGOs are required to address the issues of migrant workers, who may end up becoming bonded labour. D M Mulay, Member, NHRC, said that for the robust implementation of the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, it will be necessary to increase the conviction rate of those involved in subjecting people to bonded labour to act as a deterrent. Jyotika Kalra, Member of the rights panel, said that the NHRC has been very proactive in taking cognisance of complaints related to bonded labour. She suggested that NGOs should try sending online complaints to the commission by geo-tagging photos showing bonded labour. Online complaints are easy for quick processing, monitoring and effective action to catch the culprits, she said. NHRC Secretary General Jaideep Govind said that the social and economic marginalisation of weaker sections and their inability to move out of their respective groups makes them particularly vulnerable to forced labour and human trafficking.last_img read more

October 2

UN stresses importance of food safety – from farm to plate –

How safe is your food? The global impact posed by unsafe food was not just found in the health impacts, with the economic impacts also high. Germany’s 2011 E.coli outbreak, for example, reportedly caused $1.3 billion in losses for farmers and industries and $236 million in emergency aid payments to 22 European Union Member States. To counter such emergencies, robust food safety systems are needed that drive Government and public action to safeguard against chemical or microbial contamination of food. The joint WHO-Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) is aimed at ensuring effective and rapid communication during food safety emergencies. “It often takes a crisis for the collective consciousness on food safety to be stirred and any serious response to be taken,” says Dr. Kazuaki Miyagishima, Director of WHO’s Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses. “The impacts on public health and economies can be great. A sustainable response, therefore, is needed that ensures standards, checks and networks are in place to protect against food safety risks.”Consumers also play important roles in promoting food safety, from practising safe food hygiene and learning how to take care when cooking poentially hazardous foods, like chicken, to reading labels when buying and preparing food. The WHO’s ‘Five Keys to Safer Food’ explain the basic principles that each individual should know all over the world to prevent foodborne diseases.In his remarks, UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa said food safety is also a critical element of food and nutrition security and every effort must be made to prevent the prevalence of foodborne diseases, for the well-being of people, families and communities. “The production of good, quality food will be critical for the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs),” he said, adding that the importance of addressing malnutrition in relation to food security, health and poverty eradication is highlighted in the proposed SDGs which will be the main component of the post-2015 development agenda.As we UN Member States sought to formulate that agenda, with the eradication of poverty and hunger at its core, we must all commit to ensuring the availability of affordable, diversified, safe and healthy food. “Coherent policies, coordinated action among different stakeholders and the empowerment of consumers, particularly women, will be critical for ensuring that we meet our food safety and nutrition objectives, both now and in the future,” President Kutesa said. “The health, agriculture, trade, and environment sectors need to work together,” said Ban Ki-moon. “We all have a role to play in keeping food safe – from farm to plate.” Mr. Ban pointed to the more than 200 diseases that can come from contaminated food and to the constantly evolving threat from new production, distribution and consumption methods, as well as the emergence of resistant bacteria. “With the food supply chain stretching around the world, the need to strengthen food safety systems within and among countries is becoming more critical,” he said. “That is why, on World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and all actors to improve food safety from farm to plate and everywhere in between.” To mark the day, the WHO released new data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses and the global threat posed by unsafe foods. “Food production has been industrialized and its trade and distribution have been globalised,” said WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan. “These changes introduce multiple new opportunities for food to become contaminated with harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemicals.” The WHO’s findings are part of a broader ongoing analysis of the global burden of foodborne diseases, the full results of which will be released in October, and they show that 582 million cases of 22 different foodborne diseases were reported in 2010, with 351,000 deaths from diseases including Salmonella, E.Coli and norovirus. Most cases were recorded Africa and South-East Asia and 40 per cent of those suffering from food-borne diseases from contaminated food were children under five years-old. In response, Dr. Chan stressed the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain to ensure food safety as she launched World Health Day under the slogan ‘From farm to plate, make food safe.’ “A local food safety problem can rapidly become an international emergency,” she said. “Investigation of an outbreak of foodborne disease is vastly more complicated when a single plate or package of food contains ingredients from multiple countries.” read more

October 2

Both radio and sports can help people achieve their potential says UN

Radio is a powerful, low-cost communication tool that reaches the widest global audience while also connecting people to grassroots sports within communities. “It can unite and empower communities and give voice to the marginalized,” the Secretary-General said.The UN chief pointed out that radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people, including the illiterate, disabled and poor. It also offers a platform to participate in the public debate – irrespective of people’s educational level – and has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief.“This year,” Mr. Guterres continued, “with the Winter Olympics now under way, we also recognize the many ways in which sports broadcasting brings people together around excitement and achievement.”“On World Radio Day, let us celebrate both radio and sports as ways of helping people achieve their full potential,” he concluded.In looking forward to a year of momentous sporting events that can unite the hearts and minds of people everywhere, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said the theme of the 2018 edition of the Day – Radio and Sports – was an opportunity for radio stations worldwide to showcase the beauty of sports in all of its diversity.In her message, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay called radio “a powerful means to transmit the enthusiasm of sport events.”“It is also a means to convey the values of fair play, teamwork and equality in sport,” she continued, emphasizing that radio can help combat racist and xenophobic stereotypes that are expressed both on and off the field.Radio also allows a broad range of traditional sports to be covered, far beyond the elite teams, providing an opportunity to nurture diversity, as a force for dialogue and tolerance.“The fight for gender equality is central to this effort,” stressed Ms. Azoulay.According to the UNESCO-supported Global Media Monitoring Project report, a mere four per-cent of sports media content is dedicated to women’s sport and only 12 per cent of sports news is presented by women.“UNESCO is working to improve the coverage of women’s sports, to combat gender discrimination on the airwaves and to promote equal opportunities in sports media,” she stated, adding “The task is immense.”On World Radio Day, Ms. Azoulay urged everyone to mobilize in making radio an increasingly independent and pluralistic media.“Let us join forces to celebrate the potential of sports radio in furthering development and peace,” she said. read more

September 25

Duchess of Cambridge brings playtime paradise to Chelsea Flower Show

The Duchess of Cambridge has designed a woodland playtime paradise for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, as she brings the outdoor fun enjoyed by her own children to the nation with dens, swing seats and a treehouse fit for a prince. The Duchess, who has long spoken of the benefits of outdoor play, is to unveil the results of months of work behind-the-scenes, taking the favourite playthings of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and installing them for the RHS. With a “back to nature” theme, the garden will include a large but simple wigwam made from sticks, a replica of the Cambridge children’s own den in the woodlands of Amner which can be seen in the family’s official photograph… read more

September 22

HSV missed the chance – Balingen won point in O2 Arena

HBW BalingenHSV Handball 16.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten14:34-64 6.MT Melsungen30:18+31 8.TSV Hannover-Burgdorf24:24-36 4.HSV Handball38:10+76 17.ThSV Eisenach11:37-121 9.TBV Lemgo23:25-4 7.SC Magdeburg24:24+4 12.HSG Wetzlar17:29-31 15.Bergischer HC15:33-46 14.VfL Gummersbach16:30-51 11.TSV GWD Minden18:30-41 5.Füchse Berlin34:14+74 13.FRISCH AUF! Göppingen17:31-7 18.TV Emsdetten7:41-147 1.THW Kiel42:6+140 2.Rhein-Neckar Löwen39:9+141 3.SG Flensburg-Handewitt38:10+103 10.TuS N-Lübbecke23:25-21 After Melsungen beat THW Kiel, nobody expected that HSV could miss the chance to get closer to the DKB Bundesliga leader, but that happened in  O2 Arena in Hamburg where over 8.000 fans watches only draw between their team and outsider HBW Balingen 26:26 (11:12).HSV Handball: Bitter (15/1 P., 1-50., 57.-60.); Cleverly  Cañellas 9/6, Schröder 4, Duvnjak 4, Nilsson 4, Pfahl 3, Lackovic 1, Hens 1, Mahé 0/1, Jansen, Flohr, Toft Hansen, Dominikovic, Djordjic n.e., Markovic n.e.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten: Katsigiannis (11 P., 1.-60.); Rutschmann , Liniger 5/4, Böhm 4, Tubic 4, König 3, W. Strobel 3, Schlinger 2, M. Strobel 2, Häfner 2, Theuerkauf 1, Foth, Ettwein, Ilitsch ← Previous Story French Cup (TOP 16): PSG beat Montpellier! Next Story → FCM beat Vardar – Thuringer close to F4! read more

September 20

DCEU News Why Wonder Woman Worked The Next Batman Krypton More

first_img Batman Loses a Dad Again, Another Ben Affleck Update & More DC Movie NewsSecret Aquaman Role, Wonder Woman’s Throwback Photo, & More DC Movie News Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img The DCEU is in a strange place right now. After the disappointing box office performance of Justice League, Warner Bros. is taking a hard look at its franchise plans. It’s no secret there’s been some restructuring at DC Entertainment while they figure out what the future of their universe is. That is if it even exists. Despite all that, there’s one DC movie that is certainly not in turmoil: Wonder Woman 2, or whatever the sequel ends up being called. The first Wonder Woman is the only unqualified success the DCEU has seen so far. Critics loved it, fans found it inspiring, and it absolutely crushed at the box office. A sequel, with Patty Jenkins returning to direct, seems like the only sure thing DC has in its pocket right now. To hear Jenkins tell it, Wonder Woman’s success didn’t happen by accident. A ton of work went into making the movie as good as it was.Speaking to Vanity Fair, Jenkins talked about the hardest part of the first movie to nail, and what she sees as crucial to replicate for the sequel. Currently in the middle of pre-production, Jenkins said she’s working hard to ensure the tone of the new movie matches that of the first one. That mix of hope, genuine heroism and humor that made Wonder Woman stand out from so many other superhero movies. That balance was hard enough to strike once, and doing it a second time doesn’t sound any easier.“I was obsessed with the tone. It was the hardest thing. Particularly because the story we were talking about could so easily skew another way with any of the chapters,” she said. “You start in a fantasy world of women in costume, and then you go to real life, World War I England . . . and then you end up in the supernatural . . . and then you have a love story. So I brought in all of my [department heads] every week. I would sit and hammer home . . . we have to be so careful that we don’t veer from one movie to another movie, first of all.”The other thing she wanted to make sure of: that Wonder Woman’s costume never felt out of place. “That anywhere that she walks out in a Wonder Woman suit, it just doesn’t look ridiculous,” Jenkins said. When you watch the movie, it’s clear that a lot of effort went into those two things. Despite the wildly different places the story goes, the tone carries through all of it. It feels like one movie, and a very good one at that. She also clearly accomplished her goal with the costume too. With its intricate styling based on classical armor, it looked anything but ridiculous.Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2 Cover (Art: Jordi Tarragona, Rafa Sandoval, via DC Comics)Wonder Woman isn’t the only movie that still has a future in the DCEU. Despite news about the project being almost nonexistent, Green Lantern Corps is reportedly still happening. In an interview with IGN, screenwriter David S. Goyer said the film is still in the works.  With the lack of any updates and the uncertainty of the future of the DCEU, some fans have speculated that the project, among other planned DCEU films, was dead. Goyer assures that’s not the case, but he doesn’t have any other concrete updates either. He at least recognizes that the current uncertainty inside the studio has held things up a little bit.When asked when fans could expect some updates, even he couldn’t say for sure. “I don’t know. Who knows, especially with what’s currently going on with the DC universe? There’s obviously a whole recalibration happening with that right now,” he said. That sounds more honest than the typical “wait and see” answer that question gets. With everything going on at Warner Bros. right now, I totally believe that even a writer/director as deeply involved in the DCEU as Goyer is has no idea what’s going on. Hopefully he continues to be right about the Green Lantern Corps movie though. The comics have been a lot of fun lately and the Green Lantern concept deserves a better movie than that Ryan Reynolds… thing from 2011.Ben Affleck as Batman in Justice League. (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/Warner Bros.)Less certain in the DCEU is the question of who will play Batman in future movies. Rumors that Ben Affleck wanted to exit the series started around last summer’s San Diego Comic Con. Though the actor initially appeared to deny them, he’s since seemed more uncertain about his future in the cowl. Since then, stories that he’s done playing Batman have only increased, sounding more plausible each time. Now that DC is rumored to be resetting the whole universe with Flashpoint, it seems like the perfect time to recast the role if they’re ever going to. Who well play him? Nobody knows for certain yet, but Gary Oldman has an idea.Speaking to TooFab, Oldman floated an idea that sounds… pretty great, actually. “I would like to see someone like Joaquin Phoenix play it,” he said. Yeah, me too. Phoenix is a very good actor, and could probably play both the dramatic loner that is Batman as well as the slightly unstable billionaire that is Bruce Wayne. Oldman went on to clarify that he doesn’t mean this as an insult to Affleck, and that Phoenix (or any one actor) alone wouldn’t make a better Batman movie. “This is no disrespect to Ben Affleck. I think it really depends on who is at the wheel that lifts it,” he said.The person at the wheel is one of the more promising things about the next Batman movie. Matt Reeves is directing The Batman, and he had one of the best movies of last summer with War for the Planet of the Apes. If Affleck doesn’t return, Phoenix and Reeves would probably make a great team. Besides, if you’re going to listen to anyone about who should play the next Batman, Commissioner Gordon isn’t a bad choice.Finally, there’s the much more stable (and better at universe-bulding) section of DC: Television. DC is adding a lot to its already impressive roster of TV shows and not all of them are more Arrowverse shows. Krypton is coming to Syfy later this year, and we got a full trailer for the series this week. It looks pretty great. Watching this, it doesn’t even matter that Superman’s not in it.Fans have been wondering exactly which universe Krypton will take place in. Is it tied to the Arrowverse, meaning we’d follow the family of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman? Or is it in the DCEU continuity, meaning these would be Henry Cavill’s grandparents? Well, the answer is apparently neither. In addition to writing for multiple DCEU movies, David S. Goyer created this series too. He says Krypton will tell its own story, not connected to either of DC’s current continuities. It’s a truly standalone Superman-related series, Tracking Board reports.“It’s almost entirely advantageous,” Goyer said. “It is its own thing, it is an untold story. And because there’s a time travel element, we have a tremendous amount of free reign. Not to mention, not that much is known about Kryptonians in the comic books. It’s all advantageous.”The show’s time travel elements, and the fact that it’s not connected to either established universe, will allow it to tell it’s own story. It sounds like they’re not necessarily worrying about linking it up to any existing continuity. Per Slashfilm, Goyer said, “Since you can tell time travel is involved, what that means is history can be changed. What happens in this show could be very different than the backstory that most people know.”It’s setting of 200 years before Superman’s birth also means it can use characters that are off limits to other DC TV shows. Remember how Arrow can no longer use Deadshot or Deathstroke? Krypton won’t have to worry about limitations like that. Goyer says Doomsday is just going to be in the series. “He emerged on Krypton long before he came to Earth. The Phantom Zone figures in, so we can deal with other times and places eventually. It’s not just going to be set on Krypton,” he said. Well, this series just got much more exciting.last_img read more

September 18

Rivaldo thinks Neymar will never win anything important with PSG

first_imgBrazil legend Rivaldo has recently claimed that Neymar will never ever win anything important while playing for Paris Saint-Germain, no matter how hard he tries.Neymar joined PSG in a record-breaking deal last summer for the massive fee of 200 million euro. Since then, they managed to win a domestic double, which was highly expected, but did not get any European silverware, which is the sole purpose of the CEO of the French side – instead, they were knocked out by Real Madrid in the last-16 stage of the Champions League.“If Neymar doesn’t leave PSG he will never win anything important,” Rivaldo claimed, addressing the ambitions of both the club and the Brazilian, according to 101 Great Goals.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“Especially the Champions League, which is the most important competition.”“The French league is at a lower level compared to the Spanish and English leagues and he plays for a club without history,” Rivaldo even took a jab at Paris Saint-Germain.last_img read more

September 18

We had to change our mindset to beat City – Rudiger

first_imgChelsea defender Antonio Rudiger reveals he and his teammates had to change their mindsets to record their well-deserved victory over Manchester City.Maurizio Sarri’s men sat deeper against the Premier League champions and use the counter-attack to their advantage, taking advantage of the pace of Willian, Pedro Rodriguez and Eden Hazard, with the Belgium captain. deployed as a false striker.Rudiger said they had been aware that they would need to change their mindset to get the better of Pep Guardiola’s team.“We spoke together,” he said, according to ESPN. “We all knew what was going on, we didn’t have to lie to ourselves — the mentality was the problem.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“One of the things that made us strong in difficult moments last season was that we knew how to suffer. This season, because things were so good, we were thinking: ‘We don’t need to suffer.’”“Two teams, Tottenham and Wolves, proved us wrong. That’s why, against Manchester City, everyone saw a team that was ready to fight. We wanted to take the supporters with us and we did that.”“We were playing beautiful football at the start of the season, but that doesn’t mean you forget the ugly side of it — winning tackles, tracking back, doing everything defensively.”“Against Manchester City we were very clinical, which was also important. That has been missing over the last month, but against City we did something out of nothing.”last_img read more

September 16

ASAWISHH Executive Director Travels to South Africa to Talk Market Development

first_img(#throwbackThursday) Pictured here is Pam Schubbe, Willem Cronje, Vanessa Kumer, and Barb Overley. This delegation of US Women grower leaders and Willem met with Impilo, buyer of U.S. soy, in South Africa on a USB-funded grower leader trip to Africa back in 2007.Jim Hershey, Executive Director of the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program traveled to South Africa this week. On Tuesday, he met with a U.S. soy importer Impilo Foods who buys defatted soy flour for blending with local corn to make fortified corn-soy blend.Hershey also met with FAS/USDA’s Minister-Counselor Eric Wenberg to discuss USDA and checkoff-funded market development programs in Africa. Wenberg was excited to learn that ASA/WISHH is opening a sub-saharan region office in Ghana. While in South Africa, Hershey also participated in the Center for Sustainable Livelihoods Soy Symposium. Hershey ends the week with a meeting with DuPont Pioneer’s Regional Director—Africa Pam Chitenhe.last_img read more

September 11

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests Issue 4 Summonses

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between May 31, 2018 and June 6, 2018:Thursday, May 31Robert Newton (43, North Andover) — Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License (Subsequent Offense); Warrant; and Speeding. (Arrest)Zachary A. Kangas (26, Salem, NH) — Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Or Suspended Registration; Uninsured Motor Vehicle; and Registration Not In Possession. Kangas was pulled over on Middlesex Avenue. (Summons)Friday, June 1NoneSaturday, June 2Panagiotis Moraitis (27, Wilmington) — Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Revoked or Suspended License; Marked Lanes Violation; and Registration Not In Possession. Moraitis was pulled over on Main Street and Wisser Street. (Summons)Sunday, June 3NoneMonday, June 4Stephen M. Johnson (60, Wilmington) — Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Or Suspended License; Forge/Misuse of RMV Documents; and No or Expired Inspection Sticker. (Summons)Tuesday, June 5Sheri M. Fisher (42, Haverhill) — OUI Liquor. (Arrest)Mark Paul Khlafie (21, Tewksbury) — OUI Liquor and Speeding. (Arrest)A 17-year-old — Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked License and Speeding (Summons)Wednesday, June 6Susan A. Roy (48, Wilmington) — OUI Liquor (2nd Offense), Possession Of An Open Container Of Alcohol In Vehicle, and Negligent Operation Of A Motor Vehicle. (Arrest)Paul J. Francis (29, Haverhill) — Warrant (Arrest)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

September 10

Chris Evans jokes that Iron Man kills Captain America in Avengers Endgame

first_img TV and Movies 61 Photos Whether Captain America dies from a time travel glitch or something more dire, Evans is quick to hint that his end as the superhero will be emotional.”It’s hard. Seeing my own death,” Evans said in the interview. “It’s going to be a long movie, that’s for sure. The first edit clocked in over three hours. My funeral’s like an hour.”Wait, was that another joke?We’ll all just have to wait and see what happens to Captain America and the rest of the gang when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters worldwide on April 26. For more plot theories, characters reveals and news check out our Avengers: Endgame movie guide.  Now playing: Watch this: New Endgame posters from Marvel reveal Shuri’s unfortunate fate Captain America’s beard shows up at Apple event ahead of Endgame More Avengers Captain America (Chris Evans) looks annoyed in Avengers: Endgame, but we’re more concerned about how his character will leave the MCU. Marvel Studios Fans already know which superheroes died from Thanos’ killer snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but who will die in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame is anyone’s guess.Captain America’s fate does seem sealed, especially after Chris Evans said last year he’d be done playing the character after Endgame. And now the actor has a theory how Captain America will be killed. Evans joked he had to stop watching some of the finished Endgame footage because Iron Man ends up killing Captain America.”After I die by Tony’s hand, I just said, ‘You know what? I can’t watch this,'” he joked in a recent interview.”I should make it clear that this is a joke, even if it feels like the kind of joke that could turn out to be true,” Evans explained. “I can’t believe they even cut together a trailer because so much of it is a visual spoiler. Probably shouldn’t have even said that.” Tags 1center_img 2:26 Avengers: Endgame trailer takes you back to the start Ahead of Avengers: Endgame, we visited the S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit in Vegas Comment Marvel Captain America Iron Man The Avengers While Evans is clearly kidding about how Captain America will die, fans probably recall there’s no love lost between his character and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man/Tony Stark in previous MCU films. But in real life, their friendship changed Evans’ life forever. In the interview, Evan said that after turning down the Captain America twice, he got an encouraging phone call from Downey Jr., who convinced him to finally take the role. Share your voicelast_img read more

September 5

MS Dhoni to make a comeback to Indian team MSK Prasad makes

first_imgMS Dhoni might not be in the Indian side for the time being, but his name pops up in every conversation around Indian cricket. He has not yet announced his retirement from the game which has led to massive debates and speculations over his future.However, chief selector MSK Prasad has said that the former skipper remains the best wicket-keeper and finisher in the limited-overs format. Also, he refuted all such theories which suggested that including Dhoni in India’s World Cup squad impeded India and also had an impact on the balance of the side.”Had we won the (World Cup) semi-final (against New Zealand), especially after the collapse we had at the top of the order, then the knocks that Jadeja and MS played would have been hailed as one of the best knocks ever,” Prasad said in an interview with news agency PTI.What future holds for Dhoni? MS DhoniGareth Copley/Getty ImagesThe chief selector also said that the former skipper remains the best wicket-keeper and finisher in the game in the shorter formats and the other younger players are work in progress and will be given a long rope.”I can clearly say this that till today MS is the best glovemen and finisher in India in the shorter formats. The others are still work in progress. MS was a big strength to this team in the World Cup both as a batsman and keeper, apart from sharing his vast experience with the team and captain while taking on-field decisions,” the chief selector further added.After India’s tour of West Indies, the home season kicks off with the series against South Africa. Will the selectors then include Dhoni in the squad? The chief selector said that they have already outlined their plans and are willing to give Rishabh Pant a long rope and groom his for the future. MS DhoniTwitter/Cricket World Cup”I have very clearly told post the selection of the Indian team against West Indies, that we have a plan post World Cup to give as many opportunities as possible to Rishabh and groom him so that he can grow in confidence and perform as per the requirements of the team,” Prasad said.Dhoni is not part of India’s squad for the West Indies and is currently serving in the Indian Army. What the future holds for the former captain is not yet known but it will be quite interesting to see if he gets a farewell series against South Africa in the home season.last_img read more