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Kenya squad

first_imgKenya Skipper Jimmy Kamande will be aiming to get a few wins under his belt in this mega tournament even though they too are classified under the ‘Minnows’ category.Players to watch out for in Kamande’s team are Steve Tikolo, Thomas Odoyo, David Obuya and Collins Obuya.Squad: Jimmy Kamande (captain), Seren Waters, Alex Obanda, David Obuya, Collins Obuya, Steve Tikolo, Tamnay Mishra, Rakep Patel, Maurice Ouma, Thomas Odoyo, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Elijah Otieno, Peter Ongondo, Shem Ngoche, James Ngoche.last_img read more

Is Griezmann really worth all the fuss for Barcelona?

first_imgBarcelona may well kick off the new season with Neymar and Antoine Griezmann up front alongside Lionel Messi in a remodelled front three, but the indications from Catalonia are that they can only afford one of them this summer and, if they had to choose, then the priority would be re-signing Neymar.The Brazilian might be seen in some quarters as damaged goods but he still has plenty of allies in the Barca dressing room, including the captain Messi. Neymar has a proven track record at Barca, having won the 2015 Champions League, and would be welcomed back even if the complexity of the deal is epic in its scale.New developments at Paris Saint-Germain since Leonardo arrived as sporting director have taken place at warp speed. This is a club that for the last two years did everything to cater to the whims of Neymar, their most expensive ever player. But times are changing. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare After yet another Champions League failure – and an inability to capture what should have been a routine French treble – it is a question of attitude rather than ability for the capital club. Anyone not plugging into a new – and seemingly strict – collective ethos will be moved on. It has been made known by Leonardo in the past few days that Neymar is not excluded from that threat.Quite what effect that will have on the 27-year-old’s transfer fee is another matter. Now that Neymar has been actively made available, clubs interested in his signature have been placed in the stronger bargaining position. And since Barca are – so far- the only club to make their interest known, they lead the way.But that could derail what Griezmann had hoped to be a straightforward summer switch. When on May 14 Griezmann advised manager Diego Simeone that he would be seeking a new challenge in summer, it was widely assumed that a move to Barca was a fait accompli. He had deferred a move to Catalonia the summer previous in the form of a self-regarding video and instead committed to a new five-year contract at Atleti.This summer however and the winds of change are blowing through the Wanda Metropolitano. The old guard has been cleared out and a new generation will be led by Marcos Lllorente and teenage striker Joao Felix who, interestingly, has been handed Griezmann’s No. 7 shirt. But Griezmann hasn’t left yet or – more accurately – hasn’t yet been signed by the Spanish champions.The latest news from Spain is that Barca have asked to postpone the payment of Griezmann’s €120 million release clause to a later date and, effectively, avail of the player’s services this coming season for no fee. That was met with indignation from Atleti, who issued a strong statement on Saturday against Barca and their once-beloved forward.Neymar, PSGAtleti revealed that Barca and Griezmann connived in March to agree to personal terms having been in contact since the month previous. They announced their rejection of Barca’s offer and demanded Griezmann show up to their pre-season programme set for Sunday evening.The World Cup winner was instead pictured on board a yacht off Ibiza, sipping a bottle of beer with – seemingly – not a care in the world. A representative cited “emotional stress” and a legally-mandated 30-day holiday period as the reasons behind his stayaway. Coincidentally, Neymar pulled the same ruse just 24 hours later with PSG not happy about their star turn failing to report for duty.Both are contractually obliged to show up for work and Griezmann may yet appear if a transfer isn’t done in the next couple of days. He will be disciplined by Atleti with a hefty fine reported to be coming his way.Griezmann is in a kind of limbo. Atleti have moved on; paying the €126m to Benfica for Joao Felix saw to that and he doesn’t have a shirt in the locker room. Barca are widely seen as his next destination but they have had their heads turned by Neymar.Do Barca rate Griezmann as highly as they do Neymar? He is a really good player, a sure thing on most people’s top 10 list. But he is not Messi and he is not Neymar. He has scored consistently for Atleti – their go-to guy as Diego Costa struggled for form and discipline – and is a key man for the national team too.Right at the top edge, however, and Griezmann could be said to be lacking something. Whether it’s going missing in the Champions League last 16 second-leg against Juventus or missing penalties against Real in the 2016 final, Griezmann lacks a ruthless streak when it matters.He would be a decorative player at best – especially in a line-up alongside Messi, where Neymar played second-fiddle when he was arguably better than he is now.And now their futures appear to be entwined. Barca wanted Griezmann and he wanted Barca. Now Neymar has come available, it’s changed the focus. Griezmann still wants Barca but time will tell if they think he’s worth the fuss.last_img read more

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Make Workplace Safety a Habit

first_img The WCB has also hired a workplace consultant to support injury prevention and return-to-work programs for small and medium businesses. “More and more, Nova Scotians are making safety a habit by choosing to only do something if they can do it safely,” said Mr. MacLean. “We’re seeing that commitment reflected in the progress we’ve achieved by working with our safety partners.” Changes are also being made to the administrative penalties system to make them more consistent and fair, to make the appeals process clearer, and to direct the funds collected specifically into safety programs and initiatives. For more information on North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, visit www.naosh.ca . The Workplace Safety Strategy progress report is available online at www.gov.ns.ca/lae . partner with industry to increase inspections in high-risk industries by 200 per cent over the next year improve education and compliance by hiring an additional 18 occupational health and safety staff, including five new inspectors and a new prosecutor provide more training, including the delivery of more than 3,000 online safety courses, as part of a team effort to improve workplace safety increase marketing and promotional efforts, such as the What Matters Most marketing campaign, and WCB’s Safe@MyJob workplace safety quiz and certificate for grade 10-12 students create a Safe at Sea Alliance to develop an industry-led, long-term Fishing Safety Action Plan Workers, employers, government, and safety leaders are doing their part to make workplace safety a habit so that more workers come home healthy and safe at the end of the day. Minister of Labour and Advanced Education Kelly Regan will join close to 200 safety professionals and workers to kick off North American Occupational Safety and Health Week at a symposium in Dartmouth, today, May 5. During the symposium, topics like safety leadership, occupational health and safety law, and making safety a part of the daily work routine will be discussed. “I am happy to see so much work underway to improve workplace safety across the province,” said Carl Yates, general manager, Halifax Water. “We have been working very hard over the last year to make even more improvements to our safety programs and we are seeing some changes. We share the belief that working safely is the only way to work, and we are prepared to do whatever it takes to protect our workers. “We talk about safety every single day at Halifax Water and we encourage other companies to do the same. We’re looking forward to continuing to play our part to make sure our workers come home safe to their families at the end of the day.” During the symposium, Ms. Regan, along with Stuart MacLean, CEO of the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), will release a progress report on the province’s Workplace Safety Strategy. The five-year strategy, developed by thousands of Nova Scotians, focuses on increasing leadership, education and compliance in an effort to make Nova Scotia the safest place to work in Canada. “Every day we do things without even thinking about it to make sure we remain safe, whether it be locking our doors, buckling our seat belts, or turning off the stove,” said Ms. Regan. “Today I call on all Nova Scotians to add working safely to their list of daily habits. “Illness, injury and death should not be part of the job, and if we make a collective effort to keep safety our top priority at work, we can reduce and even eliminate heartbreaking workplace incidents.” The first year of the strategy is now complete and work is underway to:last_img read more

Senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says hes always ready to guide youngsters like

first_imgLauderhill (USA): Senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is happy with the coming up of bright prospects like Navdeep Saini and says he’s always ready to guide the youngsters when they come in to the national team. The 29-year-old Bhuvneshwar took two wickets for 19 runs to play an important role in India’s four-wicket win against the West Indies in the first T20 International here on Saturday. “As a senior player you always want to perform. Even you could not perform you have to contribute to the team. That is the first thing I want to do and luckily I did that,” Bhuvneshwar said at the post-match press conference. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “When young players like Navdeep Saini does well and Khaleel (Ahmed) does well, you want to always talk to them. You want to make them comfortable. That is the first thing I want to do and I always guide them,” he added. Bhuvneshwar was all praise for Saini who starred in the India’s win with figures of 3/17 in his India debut match. “Just before coming into the team he played for India A against West Indies A in West Indies. That is why he did well. When you do well at international level, it gives you a lot of confidence,” said the senior pacer. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “He has bolwed really well. The most important thing is, he has proved in different stages. He plays so much of cricket, in IPL and for India A. So when he came into the (senior national) team he was very confident.” Asked about the switching from ODI cricket to T20 format, he said, “Not really mental adjustment because T20 and ODI are the same, not the same format but you have to bowl deck bowling in ODI and T20 as well. “It is only that T20 is a shorter format and when you go to ODI, it takes more load on the body. This is something we always take care of.” He said the pitch used for the first T20 International match was a bit sticky as it was under cover in the last two days, and was not easy to bat on. “The ball was not really coming onto the bat, it was a bit difficult for the batsmen. In the morning, it was a bit moist but got better in the second innings as the sun was out by then.”last_img read more


first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Jigsaw Casting Ltd. Is Looking For Families for an Upcoming Food Campaign!DescriptionThe world is full of a diverse amount of amazing foods, originating from all different ends, nooks, crannies, and people! Everyone has their “family recipes” and this campaign is all about showing off a wide variety of them coming from families of all walks of life!RolesSOC-FAMILY: For this campaign, we are looking for, but not limited to, the following families: Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment CaucasianAfrican CanadianAsianHispanicMuslimJewishSouth AsianLGBTQInterracial*Pays approximately $2500 per adult & $2000 per child if selectedDetails & Submission InformationIf interested, you must submit in order to be invited in to audition.Please e-mail the following to: info@jigsawcasting.com1. Your name & age. Briefly tell us about your family (please include names & ages) and any family traditions you have (holidays, family recipes, etc.). We are also interested in your extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, or other relatives).2. Photo(s) of your family (Where we can clearly see faces. Ideally no hats or sunglasses). We are also looking for families who wear traditional cultural/religious clothing so please include any pictures if you have them.3. Your primary contact information (phone number & email address) *If you are a represented actor, please include your resume & agent’s contact information4. Please write ‘PROJECT FAMILY’ in subject line of e-mail, along with your family name. (E.G. PROJECT FAMILY – Lee Family)Submissions are due by: Monday, August 22nd at 9am (However the earlier you submit the better your chances!)You must be available for these key dates (in Toronto):AUDITION: 1 day during the week of August 22ndWARDROBE: August 29thSHOOT: August 31stQuestions or Concerns*If you have already submitted for this project, you do not need to resubmit your information*Please note that you will not be compensated for the audition.*This is a non-union jobPLEASE JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP FOR FUTURE CASTING CALLS: : www.facebook.com/jigsawcastingTO LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A PERFORMER AND PROTECTING YOURSELF GO TO:http://www.actratoronto.com/perform/protectyourself.html60 SUMACH ST / 3RD FLOOR / TORONTO, ON M5A 3J7 / T: (416) 360 0336 / F: (416) 360 0465 www.jigsawcasting.com Twitterlast_img read more

Gordon Pinsent doc at TIFF most honest and revealing one on him

first_img Facebook TORONTO – Acclaimed actor Gordon Pinsent once used his wit and charm to sneak into Canada from his native Newfoundland before its confederation with the country.That revelation and more can be found in “The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent,” which is set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.“He has made a number of films but I think that this film is truly the most honest and revealing and beautiful film about him,” says Brigitte Berman, the documentary’s director, who won an Oscar in 1987 for “Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Others were very good and they are further back in time. But right now, catching this incredible artist at this time of his career, also looking back at his life — and he does it honestly and he’s so forthcoming in the film — it’s quite extraordinary.”Berman is known for her documentaries on arts and entertainment personalities. Her other credits include “Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel,” “Robert Bateman: A Celebration of Nature” and “The Osbornes: A Very Special Family.” Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

UN envoy to begin separate meetings with parties to Cyprus talks

Alvaro de Soto, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, informed the leaders that he believed this was the best way to facilitate forward movement on the core issues, given the difficulty of formulating in direct talks a package of trade-offs to improve the plan proposed by Mr. Annan to reunify the island ahead of its entry into the European Union on 1 May.”While this process is underway, there will not necessarily be daily meetings between the leaders,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said in New York. “They will meet as necessary.”Last month, the Greek Cypriot leader, Tassos Papadopoulos, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, agreed to continue talks until 22 March. Should discussions fail to reach agreement by then, Greece and Turkey will also join negotiations for a week.If the talks succeed in reaching agreement on modifications to the plan, then the entire proposal will be submitted to separate referenda for approval by the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots. read more

More women getting a seat on the board for Alberta businesses U

(Pixabay) Alberta women are making their way into more leadership roles, according to a new study released Thursday from the University of Calgary. The numbers show a promising trend.Out of the Alberta businesses listed on the TSX, 32 per cent of board of director members are women — which is up from 22 per cent last year. Associate Dean of Research Lauren Falkenberg says having a mandatory amount of women on boards is not at the expense of well qualified staff.“Diversity is critical. If you continue to say ‘only old white men are experienced enough because they put enough years into the business model’, I’m not really sure I follow that argument.”Falkenberg says, out of the companies studied, the largest ones are the leaders in diversification. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Tahirih Foroozan Posted Oct 6, 2016 2:22 pm MDT More women getting a seat on the board for Alberta businesses: U of C study read more

Alcohol abuse kills three million people a year most of them men

“Far too many people, their families and communities suffer the consequences of the harmful use of alcohol through violence, injuries, mental health problems and diseases like cancer and stroke,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director-General, adding that “it’s time to step up action to prevent this serious threat to the development of healthy societies.”WHO’s Global status report on alcohol and health 2018 reveals that of all deaths attributable to alcohol, 28 per cent were caused by injuries (from traffic accidents, self-harm and violence); 21 per cent were due to digestive disorders; and the remainder were caused by cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, cancers, mental disorders and other health conditions.Despite a reduction in heavy episodic drinking and the number of alcohol-related deaths since 2010, WHO says the figures of disease and injuries caused by alcohol remain “unacceptably high,” particularly in Europe and the Americas.Currently, about 2.3 billion people drink an average of 33 grams of pure alcohol a day, roughly equivalent to two glasses (each of 150 ml) of wine, a large (750 ml) bottle of beer or two shots (each of 40 ml) of spirits. Europe has the highest per capita consumption – and global consumption is predicted to increase in the next decade, especially in South-East Asia, the Western Pacific and the Americas. The report shows that some 237 million men and 46 million women are suffering from alcohol-use disorders and that these disorders are more common in high-income countries. School surveys indicate that, in many countries, alcohol use starts before the age of 15 with very small differences between boys and girls.“All countries can do much more to reduce the health and social costs of the harmful use of alcohol,” said Dr. Vladimir Poznyak, Coordinator of WHO’s Management of Substance Abuse unit. “Proven, cost-effective actions include increasing taxes on alcoholic drinks, bans or restrictions on alcohol advertising, and restricting the physical availability of alcohol.”The report shows that although almost all (95 per cent) countries have alcohol taxes, fewer than half of them use other price strategies such as banning below-cost selling or volume discounts. In addition, while many countries have bans on advertising on television and radio, the restrictions are rare when it comes to the internet and social media advertising.“We would like to see Member States implement creative solutions that will save lives,” Dr. Tedros said. “We must do more to cut demand and reach the target set by governments of a 10 per cent relative reduction in consumption of alcohol globally between 2010 and 2025,” in line with Target 3.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).WHO stressed that reducing the harmful use of alcohol will also help achieve several other health-related SDG targets, including for maternal and child health, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, mental health, injuries and poisonings. read more

So how did Apples competitors react to the iPhone announcements

first_imgThe new iPhone 5C will cost just $99 and be available in blue, white, pink, yellow and green.The other – the iPhone 5S – will be available in grey, silver and gold. To which Nokia responded:“Real gangsters don’t use gold phones.”Read: Apple to launch two new phones later this year APPLE UNVEILED TWO new iPhones in the US today.This is what Nokia UK had to say about it on Twitter:last_img

Record HD Video and Clear Audio with the Zoom Q3HD

first_imgZoom has been known for arranging high quality microphones into small packages to make audio recording easier, especially for professionals who need a portable device but crisp and clear sound. Now, the company is finally shipping the Zoom Q3HD Camcorder that we previewed back in October, which is capable of shooting full 1080p HD video at 30 frames-per-second (and 720p HD video at 30 or 60 frames-per-second) and features Zoom’s characteristic twin-microphone design also seen in the H1 Recorder. The Q3HD is available at retailers nationwide and online for $299.99 list price, and will ship in time for the holidays.last_img read more

Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from jihadist threat says top general

first_img 29 Comments By Sean Murray Major General Michael Beary Source: Hassan Ammar AP/Press Association ImagesBeary said that the potential return of “very hardened fighters” of the Hezbollah militant group from Syria was a worry, but hoped that initiatives put in place by UNIFIL to interact with the local communities in south Lebanon would be effective at preventing fighting in the future.“Instead of the concept of resistance,” he said, “we try to build the concept of resistance to war”.UNIFIL forces began to work alongside Lebanese armed forces to maintain peace in the region under a UN resolution passed after the 2006 war with Israel.Earlier this month, civilians attacked a number of UN peacekeepers out on patrol in the region. None were injured but several vehicles were damaged.“Civilians attempted to block the way of UNIFIL patrols and attacked the peacekeepers,” a UNIFIL statement said.UNIFIL patrol vehicles had to push aside some civilian vehicles used as roadblocks in order to safely pull out from the locations.Beary added that Irish peacekeepers have made a significant contribution to peace in south Lebanon since 1978.Ireland was also not included in a recent report from the UN, which singled out countries that did not live up to their commitments on peacekeeping contributions.With reporting from AFP – © – AFP 2017Read: Ireland is sending 130 soldiers into one of “the most dangerous UN missions in the world”Read: “It should never have happened”: Irish soldiers’ forgotten battle told in Siege of Jadotville Feb 19th 2017, 2:16 PM File photo: Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon Image: Rollingnews.ie Sunday 19 Feb 2017, 2:16 PM http://jrnl.ie/3247787 15,705 Views IRISH PEACEKEEPERS STATIONED in south Lebanon are at risk of being targeted by militant jihadists, according to the Irish General who commands the UN force in the country.More than 300 Irish soldiers currently serve in Lebanon and “the biggest concern”, according to United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Major General Michael Beary, is the “jihadist threat”.He told RTÉ’s This Week programme: “Definitely, we would be a target for that kind of activity because a lot of member states who are contributing to UNIFIL are part of the global coalition against ISIS, so it is something I have to be very careful with.Our indications would certainly be that, with the retrenchment of ISIS and such groups as Nusra in Syria and in Iraq, that there is the possibility that they will seek to exit through Lebanon.“We do know, for example, that we have Sunnite jihadists within the body of some of the Palestinian refugee camps, so we have to be extremely careful with that to ensure that it doesn’t affect the work of UNIFIL in south Lebanon.”UN peacekeepers are stationed in south Lebanon and the UNIFIL mission monitors the ceasefire line which separates Lebanon and Israel. File photo: Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from ‘jihadist threat’ says top general Major General Michael Beary said that UN forces were wary of returning jihadists from Syria. Short URL Share732 Tweet Email1 Image: Rollingnews.ielast_img read more

WISHH Organizes Buyers Conference in Senegal

first_imgThe American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) organized a conference for U.S. protein products on trade, food technology and nutrition, held this week in Dakar, Senegal.Joining WISHH on this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded activity were the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), American Peanut Council (APC), USA Dry Bean Council, and USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council. Buyers from seven African countries joined Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) representatives from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Senegal to link with the U.S. commodity groups to discuss the demand for protein, African food markets and the ability of various U.S. commodities and suppliers’ ability to supply the markets.Tariffs, logistics and unfamiliarity with products and suppliers are common challenges to entering these markets. WISHH has blazed a trail and now five countries are importing U.S. soy. As a result of the conference, several of the African WISHH supply chain partners have started dialogues with other U.S. cooperators that could result in new U.S. exports.last_img read more

Language Cluster Fuels Montereys Case for Retaining Defense Missions

first_imgBy the early 1990s, leaders in Monterey, Calif., started branding the region as the “Language Capital of the World,” to capitalize on the area’s linguistic and cultural heritage, and higher education resources, including the Defense Language Institute (DLI) and the Naval Postgraduate School.The city registered the slogan from 1997 to 2007, but its use lapsed, reported the Monterey Herald. More recently, though, as the threat of a new BRAC round loomed, elected officials and local leaders have rekindled efforts to showcase the region’s language specialty. In 2014, the Monterey County Business Council paid to have the “Language Capital of the World” logo trademarked.Last year, the city hosted the inaugural Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival, a two-day event intended to highlight the area’s language training, translation and academic resources.A new round of base closures potentially threatens the $1.5 billion annual economic impact of the region’s defense sector. Well over half of that is generated by DLI and the language and culture component of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), estimates Dino Pick, Monterey’s deputy city manager of plans and public works.The region’s cluster of language-related institutions developed alongside its defense facilities. Civilian DLI instructors founded what was originally called the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), and its instructors now train DLI faculty, according to Pick.The strong linkages between the area’s defense facilities and its other linguistic resources are a compelling reason to preserve those missions in central California, he says.“As we go forward into potential base realignment and closure rounds in the next several years, it’s the ‘Language Capital of the World’ capability and the interconnectedness of DLI and MIIS and NPS that will be an important component in making the case that these missions — DLI and NPS — should stay here in Monterey,” said Pick. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Farmers protest over power supply in Kurnool district

first_imgKurnool: The tension prevails as the farmers and villagers of Kappatralla have come down to protest at electricity substation at Edulla Devarabanda in Devarakonda mandal of Kurnool district. The villagers staged a protest by sitting on the road as there is no power supply to the village for 10 days. With this, heavy traffic has been jammed on Kurnool-Ballari highway.last_img

Bikes on subsidy to fishermen in Vemulawada

first_imgVemulawada: MLA Ch Ramesh Babu said that MLAs are offering motorbikes with a 90 per cent subsidy to fishermen for marketing their fish. He released fish seedlings in the temple tank here on Thursday.Later addressing the fishermen, the MLA said that the government is providing several basic amenities to them without mediators. They were also provided with fish storing equipment for their benefit. Sirsilla Zilla Parishad Chairman Nayalakonda Aruna and others were present on the occasion.last_img read more

Game of Thrones Fans Are Mad Over Arya Starks MTV Awards Snub

first_imgI just wana say #BrieLarson I’ll let you have ya moment, but Arya Stark had the best fight scene of all time #MTVMovieAwards— Sydney (@Sydney03798678) June 18, 2019 ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future Maisie Williams, also known as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, did not win the “Best Fight” category at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards last night, and some of the show’s fans are not thrilled about it.At the awards ceremony, Brie Larson (Carol Danvers) walked away with an award for “Best Fight,” which honored her character’s epic battle against Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan) in the movie Captain Marvel, ComicBook.com reported.Brie Larson’s reaction to winning at the #MTVAwards is so pure. pic.twitter.com/VO7P5CmGEe— E! News (@enews) June 18, 2019Even though most of the voting audience liked Larson’s showdown the best, some Game of Thrones fans thought Arya Stark should have walked away with the golden popcorn trophy for killing the Night King during the Battle of Winterfell.Captain marvel over Captain America and Arya Stark?? What kind of joke is this? #MTVAwards— tahi (@lucia_delight) June 18, 2019 Stay on targetcenter_img Turns on #MTVMovieAndTVAwards2019:Brie Larson vs whoever beats Arya Stark vs The White Walkers for best fight.Turns off #MTVMovieAndTVAwards2019— Julia M (@BeatsnBeats) June 18, 2019Arya Stark was snubbed for the “Best Fight” category, however, Game of Thrones did win best show at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards, The Hollywood Reporter noted. So, the heroine’s efforts and “Not Today” motto didn’t go completely unrecognized by viewers worldwide.#MondayMotivation: #NotToday pic.twitter.com/90El60wkKG— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) April 29, 2019More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams Wished for One More Arya Stark Kill‘Game of Thrones’ Star Lena Headey Did Not Like Cersei’s Death SceneWatch: Artist Robert Ball Shows ‘Game of Thrones’ Deaths in Illustrations Arya Stark vs The White Walkers should’ve won best fight #MTVMovieAwards— Kyla Krystina (@KissyKrissy6) June 18, 2019last_img read more

Episode IX Gets a New Screenwriter and John Boyega Discusses Leias Sendoff

first_imgStay on target Fans are nervous about Star Wars: Episode IX, possibly more so than they were about The Force Awakens. That’s partially due to director Collin Trevorrow’s most recent movie, The Book of Henry, receiving overwhelmingly terrible reviews. Then there was the recent firing of the Han Solo movie’s directors that points to a level of studio meddling that doesn’t always turn out well. Those two events are enough to get some fans wondering about Disney’s ability to maintain the quality of the most recent Star Wars movies. Now, in a move that is unlikely to soothe any of those fears, Star Wars Episode IX is bringing on a new writer.Variety reports that British screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne has been hired to polish the latest draft of Episode IX. The draft itself was written by Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly. The pair previously worked together on both Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed. If Thorne’s name sounds familiar, it’s possible you may be a Harry Potter fan. Thorne’s most recognizable past work is Harry Potter Eand the Cursed Child, which was based on a story by J.K. Rowling. That’s pretty promising. While some fans disagreed with the direction the play took the characters, Cursed Child was still a fun and well-written follow-up to Rowling’s beloved book series. If there’s one thing Thorne has proved he can do, it’s writing a worthwhile continuation of a beloved series.Variety stresses that despite recent turmoil in the Han Solo movie, their sources claim this polishing isn’t outside the norm for a movie this size. Big blockbusters like this often go through script polishing and rewrites as production begins. Either way, it doesn’t appear to be pushing production off schedule. The still-untitled Star Wars: Episode IX is due out on May 24, 2019.But there’s no point in worrying about Episode IX just yet when we still have Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi to look forward to this year. John Boyega has been on the interview circuit recently teasing details about the movie. First, he appeared on ABC News’ Popcorn with Peter Travers, where the pair discussed how the series would handle Carrie Fisher’s passing. Though Disney CEO Bob Iger has previously said Fisher’s role in The Last Jedi will not change, Boyega says she will get an amazing sendoff.“It sends her off in an amazing, amazing way, and she’s still kept alive in this franchise,” Boyega says. “That’s the beauty of it. She lives forever in a sense.”Boyega doesn’t go into exactly what that means, but it sounds like Fisher’s final performance does justice to her memory. However they end up sending the character off, I like the idea that she’s kept alive in some sense. Just as Fisher does in our hearts, Leia Organa will live on in the Star Wars universe.On a lighter note, Boyega also had an interview with IGN where he revealed a few plot details of The Last Jedi. It was revealed at Star Wars Celebration that Finn would be forced to go back undercover in the First Order, after escaping from the organization just one movie earlier. As you might imagine, Finn isn’t too happy about that.“Well, it’s like imagine you work at McDonald’s. You push your manager into a chute compactor, and then a year later you decide to go back dressed as one of the colleagues,” Boyega said. He clarified that Finn recognizes that a mission needs to be completed, but he doesn’t go along without a fight. “It’s something that he’s gonna have to face for himself.”Boyega went on to say that for his part, he had a lot of fun getting back in the uniform for an undercover mission. Even if it’s a little silly that no one at his old job recognizes him. “I’d be thinking to myself walking in one of those scenes, isn’t anyone gonna go, ‘Wait, isn’t that Finn?’ Do you know what I mean? But such is the magic of Star Wars,” he told IGN.We’ll all get to watch Finn go undercover when The Last Jedi arrives in theaters on December 15, 2017.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… last_img read more

City foodie scales new highs

first_imgFor food enthusiasts in the Capital, February came with good news. For it’s the month when Delhi marked its foray into Mumbai’s food zone. Leading the way was city-based Lite Bite Foods — the group has over eight core brands under its umbrella — who have been awarded the food and beverage concessions at the new Terminal 2 at the Mumbai international Airport (CSIA) with Package 1. It is made up of 21 outlets that includes the International Security Hold Area (SHA) Food court and the domestic SHA departure non-food court outlets — and Package 3, comprising a total of nine outlets pre-security and at arrivals outlets. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘We have business in Mumbai and Pune but this is a big achievement for us. It gives us a massive entry point to the West,’ says Rohit Aggarwal, Executive Director, LBF. ‘All of us at LBF are very excited on winning this concession. MIAL has created a world class Terminal with T2 and we intend to do our part to live up to their vision and expectation by offering the highest culinary standards and an enhanced customer experience,’ says Amit Burman, Chairman, LBF. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSo what does it mean for the city-based F&B company? ‘It gives you a larger canvas…a quality canvas. GVK has been pretty picky and choosy. On paper we have scored well. Now to execute it will be a challenge,’ says a cautious Aggarwal. Lite Bite Foods also plans to take their signature restaurants from Delhi straight to Mumbai airport. So city travellers flying to Mumbai can soon expect to see some of their favourite outlets like Zambar, Fresco, Punjab Grill, Asia Seven, Pinos pizza and pasta and Street Foods of India at the Mumbai airport. The five-year old company has already tied up with some multinational chains, international brands and some of Mumbai’s popular joints but Aggarwal prefers to remain tight-lipped about the details. ‘We will sit with other outlets and put in our concepts,’ he says.last_img read more

2014 has been an amazing year

first_imgHollywood beauty Angelina Jolie has had an amazing 2014 after getting married and releasing her movie Unbroken.The 39-year-old actress-director is thrilled that her new movie Unbroken is getting Oscar buzz, reported Contactmusic.When asked if she’s had the best year of her life, she said, “Well, I hope that one is still to come. But it’s been an amazing year. I married my love, my son (Maddox) became a teenager and I got to bring this film to the world.” Also Read – A fresh blend of fameMeanwhile, the Oscar-winning actress wasn’t surprised she had to prove she should direct the World War II-set drama.“I fought hard for the opportunity. I’d directed only one other film, which was very small in comparison. I had to prove I could handle locations, the budget, balancing two plane crashes, the visual effects and the technical aspects.“I had not done anything like that before! I had to go to school quickly, then I pitched my little heart out,” she added She’s a gorgeous globetrotting movie star with an Oscar, six kids and new husband Brad Pitt to hold her purse.  But she still has moments of insecurity.last_img read more