Sultan is going to be Salman’s biggest blockbuster till date, declares B-Town

first_imgSalman Khan’s new film Sultan releases worldwide today and Bollywood has already delivered its verdict, if their tweets are anything to go by. Some prominent Bollywood celebrities got to see the film at a special screening recently and they cannot stop raving about it ever since.ALSO READ: Will Sultan be able to break Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s records? SEE PICS: Salman Khan and Iulia Vantur arrive together for Sultan screening While some have called Sultan Salman’s best film ever, others have said that it is “all heart”. The leads, Salman Khan along with Anushka Sharma who plays Aarfa, a wrestler and the love interest of protagonist Sultan Ali Khan (Salman), have been widely praised. Writer-director Ali Abbas Zafar, who previously directed Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Gunday, has been appreciated for his deft handling of the sports drama.Director-producer Karan Kohar was amazed by the film and called it an “unbelievable mainstream experience”:Saw #Sultan …it’s going to be the HUGEST BLOCKBUSTER till date…no question about it….an unbelievable mainstream experience!!!!!!! Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 5, 2016Director Kabir Khan who is directing Salman in his upcoming film Tubelight was moved by the “emotional core” of the film.#Sultan delivers a solid punch… A strong Emotional core that really moves you… @BeingSalmanKhan is at his best @AnushkaSharma is super Kabir Khan (@kabirkhankk) July 5, 2016Showman Subhash Ghai, who earlier directed Salman in 2008’s Yuvvraaj, predicted that Sultan will break all time records.Watched sultan last night@BeingSalmanKhan@aliabbaszafar will Break all time records-a super mainstream cinema with grt performances n storyadvertisement Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) July 6, 2016Actors Huma Qureshi and Daisy Shah (Salman’s co-star in Jai Ho) also joined in:Saw #Sultan .. it’s going be hugeeee!! what a film Salman Khan Anushka Sharma #AliAbbasZafar #ShanooSharma Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) July 6, 2016Take a bow! #sultan Daisy Shah (@ShahDaisy25) July 5, 2016Sultan, which released over 5100 screens worldwide, is expected to break all records, including those set by Salman’s previous blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan.last_img read more

Srimaka sacked as Thailand U-23 boss

first_imgBY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter Thailand U-23 head coach Worrawoot Srimaka has been sacked by the Thai FA, following the team’s failure to shine in the Asian Games men’s football event.Srimaka’s charges only finished in third place in Group B, behind Uzbekistan U-23 and Bangladesh U-23, and failed to advance to the knockout stage. They drew 1-1 against Qatar U-23, 1-1 against Bangladesh, before losing 1-0 to Uzbekistan. In comparison, neighbouring Southeast Asian countries Indonesia and Malaysia reached as far as the round of 16, while Vietnam have booked a spot in the semis. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! In the 2014 edition, Thailand U-23, then led by legendary former Thailand international Kiatisuk Senamuang, reached fourth place in the tournament.The 46-year old’s sacking was confirmed by Thai FA president:”Srimakha paid me a visit on Friday, asking for a chance to improve, which I carefully considered. (But) after the freedom to work without any intervention that he had been given, without delivering proper results, there will be no further chances given to him.”He has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect, and I believe he’ll understand. We thank him and his staff for their hard work all these years,” he was quoted as saying.The former AFC Champions League and AFF Championship winner had first taken the rein in 2016, and in his first stint he led the team to the Dubai Cup title, the 2017 Southeast Asian Games gold medal, and the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship finals.He was replaced by Bulgarian coach Zoran Janković for the finals in early 2018, but was put in charge again for the Asiad.last_img read more

India, Egypt under-16 football teams to play friendly matches

first_imgBy Youssra El-Sharkawy Cairo, Apr 19 (PTI) An India-Egypt Friendship Cup football match series for Under-16 teams will be held in Egypt on April 22 and 23 as part of India at 70 and India by the Nile (IBN) cultural festival. Indias Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya said during a press conference today that the football series is in fulfillment of the objective of Prime Minister Narendra Modis recently launched campaign “Mission 11 Million” (MXIM). “The mission is to promote football as a sport and healthy life choice among children of India. It is now unfolding across India in schools and colleges to start playing football when they are still very young,” the ambassador said. Indias Under-16 football team, which will visit Egypt from April 20 to 25, will play two matches against Egypts Under-16 national team. Members of this team are Youth Ambassadors of India.”The team will play two friendly matches with their counterpart from Al-Ahly club in Cairo and Smouha club in Alexandria on 22 and 23 April,” the ambassador said. The visit is the first ever by an Indian football team to Egypt to play matches with their Egyptian counterparts. The ambassador added that this will deepen the friendship between India and Egypt, strengthen people-to-people contacts, promote youth exchange and build new bonds between the players on both sides. The football series is being organised by The embassy of India in Egypt, in collaboration with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, All India Football Federation, Al-Ahly Club, Smouha Club and Embee Group. “We believe that our young footballers will return to India with positive experiences of high-level football, training techniques and new friendships. Further, this could open the avenue for closer cooperation in football and other sports between the two countries,” the ambassador said. PTI YES PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Shastri, Umesh, Dhawan visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple ahead of 5th ODI

first_imgTeam India coach Ravi Shastri along with Umesh Yadav and Shikhar Dhawan visited the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ahead of the fifth and final ODI between India and West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram.The trio were spotted in traditional attire outside the 16th-century temple on Wednesday. However, this wasn’t the first visit to the temple for Shastri.In fact the last time India played a match in Thiruvananthapuram last year, the coach of the Indian cricket team had visited the famous temple on the eve of the clash.West Indies look to deny India 6th successive series win at homeIndia had defeated New Zealand by 6 runs to clinch the three-match T20I series.ODI cricket meanwhile, returns to Thiruvananthapuram after a span of 30 years and incidentally the last match also involved the West Indies. In that match, India were led by Ravi Shastri and they lost to the visitors by 9 wickets.READ – Given the opportunities MS Dhoni will come good: Bharat ArunCaptain Virat Kohli on Tuesday had also asked people to come visit Kerala, a state which had been ravished by a recent flood.”Being in Kerala is nothing short of bliss. I love coming here and love the energy of the whole place. The beauty of Kerala is something to be experienced and I would recommend to everyone that they come here and experience the energy of God’s Own Country. Kerala is surely back to its feet and absolutely safe to come to. Thanks to this amazing place for making me feel happy every time I am here,” Kohli wrote in a note while at his stay with The Leela Raviz Kovalam.advertisementREAD – 5th ODI: Young West Indies ready to learn from star-studded IndiaThank you @imVkohli for the nice words. We are delighted to know that Kerala makes you happy every time you are here. Tourism (@KeralaTourism) October 30, 2018India will looking for a victory too on Thursday as Virat Kohli & Co. would want to clinch their 6th stright bilateral ODI series win at home. They lead the series 2-1, with the second match being tied.READ – MS Dhoni faces the biggest test of his career as World Cup looms closerThe last time that India lost an ODI series at home was way back in October 2015, when South Africa had defeated India in a five-match series 3-2. Since then the likes of Australia, England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand haven’t managed to win a single bilateral series, as India have climbed the rankings and are now in 2nd position. The last time the Caribbean side won a bilateral series against India was way back in 2006.With the north-eastern monsoon in full cry, the match could well end up shortened as the weatherman has predicted a brief thunderstorm in the afternoon and late evening. The Kerala Cricket Association though are in an upbeat mood as the Greenfield Stadium boasts of one of the best drainage systems in the business and even if the rain comes crashing down, they will be able to get it back into shape quickly once the rain stops.The Indian team had an optional training session on Wednesday, with only a handful of players taking part. Young southpaw Rishabh Pant delighted the small group of fans who gathered to watch the session with some big hitting.The others who practiced were Rayudu, K L Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal and Umesh Yadav. The West Indies, on the other hand, opted not to train.(With inputs from Agencies)last_img read more

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Fixtures, full schedule, date, time and venues

first_imgThe 17th and the biggest edition of AFC Asian Cup will be played in the United Arab Emirates between January 4 and February 1.A total of 24 teams, including Asia’s 15th-ranked team, India, will play in the tournament, which will host as many teams for the first time in its history. The 2015 edition played in Australia saw only 16 teams battling for continental supremacy.The 24 teams in the upcoming edition have been drawn into six groups of four teams each.Each team will play their group mates in a single-legged round-robin group stage. Top two teams from each group and the four third-placed teams will progress to the knockout stages.India, who missed the 2015 edition, have been drawn in Group A alongside hosts UAE, Bahrain and Thailand.Groups – AFC Asian Cup 2019Group A: UAE, Bahrain, India, ThailandGroup B: Australia, Syria, Jordan, PalestineGroup C: South Korea, China, Kyrgyzstan, PhilippinesGroup D: Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, YemenGroup E: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, North KoreaGroup F: Japan, Uzbekistan, Oman, TurkmenistanWhile the hosts UAE will play the tournament opener against Bahrain on Saturday, India will face Thailand in their first match on Sunday. Four-time champions Japan will take Turkmenistan on January 9 and holders Australia will play Palestine in their first match on January 11.The tournament will be played across eight venues in the UAE.Abu Dhabi venues: Zayed Sports City Stadium, Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Al Nahyan StadiumDubai venues: Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium and Al-Maktoum StadiumAl Ain venues: Hazza bin Zayed Stadium and Khalifa bin Zayed StadiumSharjah venue: Sharjah StadiumadvertisementFull schedule – AFC Asian Cup MatchGroupCityDateTime (in IST)UAE vs BahrainAAbu DhabiJanuary 59:30 pmAustralia vs JordanBAbu DhabiJanuary 64:30 pmIndia vs ThailandAAbu DhabiJanuary 67 pmSyria vs PalestineBSharjahJanuary 69:30 pmChina vs KyrgyzstanCAl AinJanuary 74:30 pmSouth Korea vs PhilippinesCDubaiJanuary 77 pmIraq vs VietnamDAbu DhabiJanuary 87 pmSaudi Arabia vs North KoreaEDubaiJanuary 89:30 pmJapan vs TurkmenistanFAbu DhabiJanuary 94:30 pmUzbekistan vs OmanFSharjahJanuary 97 pmQatar vs LebanonEAbu DhabiJanuary 99:30 pmBahrain vs ThailandADubaiJanuary 104:30 pmJordan vs SyriaBAl AinJanuary 107 pmIndia vs UAEAAbu DhabiJanuary 109:30 pmPalestine vs AustraliaBDubaiJanuary 114:30 pmPhilippines vs ChinaCAbu DhabiJanuary 117 pmKyrgyzstan vs South KoreaCAbu DhabiJanuary 119:30 pmVietnam vs IranDAbu DhabiJanuary 124:30 pmYemen vs IraqDSharjahJanuary 127 pmLebanon vs Saudi ArabiaEDubaiJanuary 129:30 pmNorth Korea vs QatarEAl AinJanuary 134:30 pmOman vs JapanFAbu DhabiJanuary 137 pmTurkmenistan vs UzbekistanFDubaiJanuary 139:30 pmUAE vs ThailandAAbu DhabiJanuary 149:30 pmIndia vs BahrainASharjahJanuary 149:30 pmPalestine vs JordanBAl AinJanuary 157 pmAustralia vs SyriaBAbu DhabiJanuary 157 pmSouth Korea vs ChinaCAbu DhabiJanuary 167 pmKyrgyzstan vs PhilippinesCDubaiJanuary 167 pmVietnam vs YemenDAbu DhabiJanuary 169:30 pmIran vs IraqDDubaiJanuary 169:30 pmOman vs TukmenistanFAbu DhabiJanuary 177 pmJapan vs UzbekistanFAl AinJanuary 177 pmLebanon vs North KoreaEAbu DhabiJanuary 179:30 pmSaudi Arabia vs QatarESharjahJanuary 179:30 pmRound of 16January 20 (Three matches)January 21 (Three matches)January 22 (Two matches)Quarter-final – January 24 and 25 in Dubai and Abu DhabiSemi-final – January 28 and 29 in Abu DhabiFinal – February 1 in Abu DhabiAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup 2019: India will not take any team lightly, says Sandesh JhinganAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup: Bhaichung Bhutia wants Sunil Chhetri, Gurpreet Sandhu to lead from frontAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup 2019: Gurpreet Singh says India will take one match at a timelast_img read more

Photo: Nebraska’s Mike Riley Brags About The Huskers Dominating “On & Off The Field”

first_imgNebraska coach Mike Riley walks onto the field.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 03: Head coach Mike Riley of the Nebraska Cornhuskers walks onto the field before the game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Fresno State 43-10. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)“There’s No Place Like Nebraska” is a Huskers’ fight song and somewhat of a mantra for the Lincoln, Neb.-based college football program. When it comes to the academic success of its players, the mantra is true. No program has produced more Academic All-Americans than the Huskers. With school’s APR scores set to come out today, Nebraska coach Mike Riley felt it was appropriate to boast about his team’s success off the field. Is being an Academic All-American important to you? Look no further than Nebraska! #Huskers— Mike Riley (@Coach_Riley) May 27, 2015It’s always nice to see program’s putting an emphasis on the student part of being a student-athlete.last_img read more

Samsung Heavy Bags USD 440 Mln Order

first_imgNamely, Samsung won an order amounting to USD 440 million for three shuttle tankers from an unnamed European shipper.The order comes in the wake of reports on struggling Korean shipbuilders to win orders, as China takes the lead as the world’s top builder of ships.Korean companies won orders for 5.55 million compensated gross tonnage (CGT), or 164 vessels, in the first half,  29.5 percent lower that the previous year, according to Clarkson’s data.The country’s share in the global orderbook dipped 4.7 percentage points year-on-year to 27.1 percent.World Maritime News Staff; July 17th, 2014 zoom Korea’s shipbuilding giant Samsung Heavy Industries said that it has secured a major order earlier this month.last_img read more

Autopsy Roy Halladay had amphetamine morphine in system

first_imgNEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year.The Tampa Bay Times reports that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star died from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor when he crashed his personal plane into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey on Nov. 7.The National Transportation Safety Board hasn’t identified a cause for the crash. A witness told investigators that Halladay’s ICON A5 climbed to between 300 and 500 feet (90 and 150 metres) before it went into a 45-degree dive and slammed into the water.The body of the two-time Cy Young Award winner was found in the wreckage.___Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), read more

Halifax judge expected to deliver verdict in British sailors gang rape case

first_imgHALIFAX — A verdict is expected today in the high-profile case of a British sailor accused in an alleged gang rape at a Halifax-area military base.Darren Smalley is charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm and participating in a sexual assault involving one or more people in barracks at 12 Wing Shearwater on April 10, 2015.Justice Patrick Duncan was scheduled to deliver his verdict Thursday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, but he set the matter over until today to accommodate “court scheduling issues.”The complainant testified at Smalley’s trial last fall that she went to sleep next to a sailor, and later awoke face down and naked as at least three men sexually assaulted her.Smalley did not testify at the judge-only trial.He was part of a Royal Navy hockey team that was in Halifax to compete in a tournament.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

No moccasins for Finance Minister Morneau

first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter indicating during a town hall last month that he was thinking about wearing moccasins on the day the federal Liberal government unveils its first federal budget, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has opted for a pair of  lace-up dress shoes.Finance ministers have traditionally chosen footwear before federal budgets meant to symbolize the focus of the upcoming spending plan.Morneau put on the pair of Canadian-made shoes at the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club in Toronto earlier Friday.“I double-knot my shoes,” said Morneau, to the group of children around him.The shoes were made by Canadian shoe-designer Ron White.During a town hall on Feb. 22, Morneau complemented an Indigenous man in the audience on the vest he was wearing before indicating he was thinking of wearing moccasins on budget day.“They’ve asked me for the budget in the news to wear moccasins,” said Morneau, who then pointed to the side of his head indicating he was thinking of it.“I have some, if you want to wear them,” said the man.Morneau was referring to a report in a newspaper suggesting he should wear the moccasins given his government’s expressed commitments to First Nation people.The Liberals said the choice of footwear, which cost $179.99, and location of the event was meant to show the next budget is targeting children and middle-class Canadians.Former Mulroney-era cabinet minister John Crosbie once wore mukluks on budget read more

Thunder Bay police say Tammy Keeash drowned – community holds vigil to

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN National NewsThe Thunder Bay police say Tammy Keeash drowned in one of the city’s floodways and at this point, no foul play is suspected.Keeash was reported missing during the afternoon of Sunday, May 7 – her body was discovered later that evening.She is the fourth child in care to die while in care of the province of Ontario since October.And is also the sixth young person to be found dead in a Thunder Bay river since 2000.On Thursday night, family and friends held a vigil to remember her.wfiddler@aptn.calast_img read more

Symantec and Wynn decline while Zillow and Guardant rise

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:Symantec Corp., down $2.78 to $19.39The security software maker’s CEO abruptly resigned and the company issued a weak profit forecast for the current quarter.Wynn Resorts Ltd., down $6.44 to $129.89The casino operator reported a steep revenue decline from its Macau operation and its overall revenue fell short of Wall Street forecasts.Zillow Group Inc., up $1.84 to $35.41The real estate website operator reported a surge in revenue that helped narrow first quarter losses and prompted a solid revenue forecast.Guardant Health Inc., up $11.93 to $76The provider of oncology testing services beat Wall Street’s first quarter earnings forecast and raised its revenue forecast for the year.Booking Holdings Inc., up $93.82 to $1,829.85The online booking service reported an increase in room bookings during the first quarter that beat Wall Street forecasts.Mettler-Toledo International Inc., down $14 to $727.67The maker of precision instruments gave Wall Street a full-year profit forecast that falls mostly below expectations.The Boston Beer Co., up $14.89 to $347.83The brewer is buying Dogfish Head Brewery for $300 million in a cash and stock deal.Lyft Inc., down $4.09 to $51.09Shares of the ride-hailing company’s larger rival, Uber, faltered on their first day of trading on Wall Street.The Associated Press read more

Census finds Hamilton commute times grow

Statistics Canada data finds commuters in Hamilton are spending more time getting to and from work. According to the 2016 census, the average one-way commute in Canada was 26.2 minutes long, up from 25.4 minutes in 2011. That number was higher in the Hamilton census area, which includes Burlington and Grimsby, with people spending an average of 28.4 minutes on the road. Toronto has the longest commute anywhere in Canada at 34 minutes, followed by Montreal at 30 minutes and Vancouver at 29.7 minutes. The number of commuters is larger than ever at 15.9 million in 2016, which is a 30 per cent increase since 1996. read more

Security Council demands immediate cessation of Middle East violence

In a press statement issued by the Council President for June, Russian Ambassador Sergey Lavrov, the 15-member body supported the Road Map peace plan drawn up by the diplomatic Quartet – UN, United States, European Union and Russia – calling for the Israelis and Palestinians to take a series of parallel and reciprocal steps culminating in two states living side by side in peace and security by 2005.The Council members, who earlier heard a briefing on the Middle East from Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Kieran Prendergast, said they were looking forward to the meeting in Amman, Jordan, on 22 June of the Quartet, which Secretary-General Kofi Annan is to attend. “They called on the parties to fulfil their obligations in order to achieve the vision of two democratic states” and reaffirmed the importance of achieving a “comprehensive, just and lasting peace,” including the Israeli-Syrian and Israeli-Lebanese tracks, the statement said. read more

British soldier dies on Iraqi base

first_img“His intelligence and sharp wit was apparent from the outset; there was an ever-present twinkle in his eye and he would gladly admit that his youth had been full of adventure.”Dean was simply one of those people whose infectious humour and enthusiasm drew others to him. His professional knowledge was second to none and his sage advice already something I had come to rely on. A British Army officer has died at an Iraqi air base where UK troops are training local forces to fight Islamic State militants.Army investigators are probing the death of Capt Dean Sprouting at the sprawling Al Asad base, but said he did not die of enemy action. The soldier is not thought to have killed himself and commanders are investigating whether he died as a result of a vehicle accident, a defence source said.The officer with the Adjutant General’s Corps was serving at the air base with Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland.Lt Col Rob Hedderwick, the battalion’s commanding officer, said: “It is hard to do justice to a man such as Dean Sprouting with simple words.”In no time at all he had become an indispensable part of the battalion, not only for his professional expertise but also for his compassionate manner and camaraderie. “His loss is keenly felt by us all and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children whom I know he cherished more than anything else in this world. I am hugely proud and thankful to have known him. He was a very good man.”The father of two, of Denny, Stirlingshire, joined the army in 1989 and had served in Northern Yugoslavia, Cyprus and Kosovo, Sudan, Angola and Germany. British troops have been training the Iraqi Army at the Al Asad air base in Iraqcenter_img British troops have been training the Iraqi Army at the Al Asad air base in IraqCredit:Jamie Wiseman Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Olympic champ Katie Taylor delights Dublin crowd with win

first_imgKATIE TAYLOR RETURNED to the ring with a win in Dublin’s Mansion House this evening.The reigning world and Olympic champion beat Caroline Veyre by a unanimous decision in front of a delighted home crowd.The fight was Taylor’s first since she claimed her fifth consecutive European Union title in July.And though she admitted that she was a little bit rusty early on, her class shone through in the final rounds.After a frustrating year and almost five months out of action, Taylor now faces a second bout in the space of 24 hours.INPHO/Morgan TreacyFinland’s Mira Potkonen — whom she has already beaten once this year — will be her opponent for a true ‘homecoming’ bout in her home town of Bray.The two fights will tee her up nicely for a hectic 2014 when she will bid to win her sixth European championship and a remarkable fifth world title.But tonight her focus was completely on Veyre, the recently crowned Canadian national champion at 60kg.The 25-year-old was drafted in as a late replacement when America’s Melissa Parker pulled out earlier this month due to travel problems.Veyre gave as good as she got in the opening exchanges and landed a few clean shots of her own.“I just got caught with a few silly shots just through my own fault really,” Taylor explained afterwards.“I wasn’t too aware of the shots coming at me. There was a bit of ring rust as well I suppose. McLaughlin and O’Malley watch the action (INPHO/Morgan Treacy)As the fight wore on Veyre’s defence dropped and in the final round, she shipped a string of right hooks from the advancing Taylor.Taylor said: “As I came in with my right hand, she was coming in with her left hand very low so my dad and Zaur in the corner were just telling me to feint and use my left hand and then as she comes in, meet her with the right.“It was working every time so I caught her with a few good shots.I did a few great things in there tonight but I also made a few mistakes as well so I have to clean that up for tomorrow night.Keatley kicks Munster to victory against the Dragons INPHO/Morgan Treacy“They weren’t hard shots but they’re the kind of punches that were knocking my head back and they’re the punches that the judges see.Maybe my defensive ability in there tonight wasn’t the best but hopefully it will be better tomorrow.Taylor was never really out of her comfort zone though and she stepped up a gear in the third round, forcing Veyre to take a standing count.Her defensive work was equally as impressive and she produced the highlight of the night without needing to throw a punch.Backed into a corner as the clock ticked down in the third, Taylor invited Veyre’s best shots but responded with a string of magical bobs and weaves that saw the Canadian miss her mark every time.It drew a huge roar from the hundreds of fans who turned out in the Mansion House to see their champion.Among them were Ireland rugby international Kevin McLaughlin and his recently retired Leinster team-mate Eoin O’Malley.last_img read more

Broadcaster Bill OHerlihy named as Irish Film Board chairman

first_imgTHE NEW MEMBERS of the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann have been announced, and include RTÉ broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy as chairman.O’Herlihy’s appointment as chairman designate is to be confirmed by the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht at a future date.The members of the board, who will hold their appointments for four years, are: Bill O’Herlihy, television broadcaster working for RTÉ, who has been in broadcasting since the 1960s and is also a public relations executive.Maurice Sweeney, documentary filmmaker behind Cromwell in Ireland and winner of four IFTAs.Dr Annie Doona, president of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT). John Rice, company director, co-founder and CEO of JAM Media, an award-winning animation company. He has worked on films such as Anastasia and Titan AE.Kate O’Toole, Irish actress, and cast member of Channel 4′s Forgiven, Showtime’s the Tudors, winner of awards for her theatre work, and board chairwoman of the Galway Film Fleadh. Seamus Deasy, award-winning cinematographer who has won an IFTA for his work on The Tiger’s Tail.Katie Holly, MD of Blinder Films, whose debut feature One Hundred Mornings received a Special Jury Award at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, said that the “seven very talented individuals” are joining Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board at a very important time for Ireland’s film and audiovisual sector.Supporting and creating employment – across all sectors – is a priority for this Government. The film and audiovisual sector is playing its part, and it is vital that we grow the contribution that this sector can make to Ireland’s ongoing recovery.He said he believes that the new board “can be a catalyst to help the agency grow and develop and to nurture the next generation of audiovisual talent in Ireland”.Audio: ‘There’s something about Bill O’Herlihy’ – Taoiseach Enda Kenny hails ‘Billo’>Read: Creative talent gathers in Dublin for the 10th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards>last_img read more

Nigel Farage squeezed in at last second to dine with Donald Trump

first_img 29,216 Views Monday 27 Feb 2017, 8:35 AM Nigel Farage ‘squeezed in at last second’ to dine with Donald Trump Farage tweeted a picture of himself smiling broadly while sitting down with the US President. Source: Benny/Twitter In a statement to the Guardian, 10 Downing Street downplayed the significance of Farage meeting Trump in such a manner and said that the President would not believe that he was being briefed on official UK policy during any discussions.A spokesperson said: “We have an excellent ambassador who has and does meet the administration, including President Trump. We have formal, well-established processes for communicating with the US administration and those are the ones we use.“They know we communicate through the existing channels, I’m 100% certain they are aware of that.”Earlier this week, Farage told American conservatives that Britain’s vote to leave the EU and Trump’s presidential victory launched a “great global revolution” that will spread through more western nations.Farage received a warm welcome at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he praised Trump’s “quite remarkable” victory.“2016, we did it!” boomed the former head of UKIP.“Just as Brexit becomes more popular by the day, President Trump will become more popular in America by the day,” he said.With reporting from AFP – – © AFP, 2017Read: Father of SEAL killed in Yemen refuses to meet with Donald TrumpRead: ‘Hey Trump, are you up?’ There was a political edge to the Oscars last night NIGEL FARAGE DINED in illustrious company at the weekend, when he sat down with US President Donald Trump for dinner in the latter’s Washington hotel at the weekend.However, it is believed that Farage only managed to secure a last minute invitation to the meal, which also had Trump’s daughter Ivanka, senior White House advisor Jared Kushner and Florida Governor Rick Scott also in attendance.The UKIP stalwart tweeted a picture of himself at the dinner table with a look of delight on his face. Feb 27th 2017, 8:35 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sean Murray Share Tweet Email Short URL Image: Nigel Farage via Twitter Two things:1. Farage was not invited to this dinner. Squeezed in at last second2. Sec. State Tillerson is dining w/wife alone across room— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 26, 2017 Journalist Benny Johnson, who was at the same venue, said that secret service personnel “swarmed the place” just before Trump arrived.Johnson wrote a blog on everything he witnessed that evening, and said that Farage had just happened to be in the restaurant sipping a cocktail and met Trump in the foyer before getting a last minute invite to dine with the President.He later asked Farage what it was like to have dinner with Trump, who replied: “You know what amazes me about your president? He is a regular bloke. Truly. Just a normal chap.”When asked what they talked about, Farage said: “Nothing that interesting”. Source: Nigel Farage/Twitter 41 Comments Dinner with The Donald.— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) February 26, 2017 Image: Nigel Farage via Twitter last_img read more

Alzheimer un lien établi avec la tension artérielle chez les personnes âgées

first_imgAlzheimer : un lien établi avec la tension artérielle chez les personnes âgéesJusqu’à présent, les recherches n’avaient pas permis de pointer précisément du doigt les facteurs, en dehors d’une prédisposition génétique, pouvant accroitre les risques d’Alzheimer. Une étude publiée, hier, dans la revue Neurology apporte une piste supplémentaire sur le lien entre cette maladie et la pression artérielle. Dès 2014 et à l’occasion de la Journée Nationale de l’HTA (Hypertension artérielle), le lien entre l’hypertension et le risque de développer la maladie d’Alzheimer avait été établi. Et même officialisé par le Comité Français de Lutte contre l’Hypertension Artérielle qui avait lancé la campagne de prévention « l’hypertension fait perdre la tête ». Trois ans plus tard, c’est une étude menée à Chicago, aux Etats-Unis qui vient étayer ce constat. Explications. Des analyses post-mortemÀ lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Publiés dans la revue Neurology, le 11 juillet dernier, les travaux se sont davantage concentrés sur l’impact négatif de la pression artérielle sur les tissus cérébraux des personnes âgées. Menée à la clinique Rush Memory qui dépend du Centre de recherche Rush sur la maladie d’Alzheimer, dans l’Illinois, l’étude s’est appuyée sur l’observation de 1.300 personnes âgées de 59 à 102 ans.  Ces sujets ont été suivis, en moyenne pendant 8 ans, jusqu’à leur décès. Les scientifiques ont alors procédé à une autopsie afin de déceler d’éventuelles lésions cérébrales pouvant indiquer des signes d’Alzheimer. Cette maladie neuro-dégénérative est généralement caractérisée par la présence de plaques amyloïdes et une accumulation de tau, une protéine qui se propage tel un virus dans le cerveau et endommage, voire tue, les cellules cérébrales. Infarctus cérébraux et tension élevéeTout au long de l’étude, la plupart des sujets présentait, en moyenne, une tension de 134/71 mmHg, ce qui est considérée comme une pré-hypertension, selon l’American Heart Association qui indique que l’idéal doit être de 120/80 mmHg ou en-dessous. Les scientifiques ont constaté que les participants qui avaient eu une tension plus élevée au cours de leur vie présentaient davantage de lésions cérébrales avec des zones de tissus cérébraux endommagés suite à une absence d’apport sanguin. Ces zones d’infarctus cérébraux, qui peuvent mener à une attaque, passent parfois complètement inaperçues. Une sur-présence de la protéine Tau a également été remarquée chez les patients présentant une pression artérielle plus élevée. De plus, les chercheurs ont constaté qu’une augmentation de la pression systolique(de 134 mmHg à 147 mmHg) accroissait de 46% les risques d’infarctus cérébraux. Des recherches à approfondirDans des propos rapportés par Time Magazine, le professeur Zoe Arvanitakis, qui a participé aux travaux, souhaite légèrement nuancer les résultats : « Au vu de ce que nous savons déjà sur le lien entre la pression artérielle et les attaques cardio-vasculaires, nous pouvons penser que c’est potentiellement et biologiquement possible qu’une altération de la pression sanguine lorsqu’on vieillit puisse conduire à des infarctus cérébraux ». Mais de préciser aussi que l’étude ne montre pas pour autant que c’est bel et bien une pression artérielle élevée qui cause des lésions cérébrales. D’autres recherches plus approfondies doivent être faites pour confirmer cette corrélation. Le 12 juillet 2018 à 16:56 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

Egegik man sentenced for intent to distribute meth

first_imgA young man from the Bristol Bay community of Egegik has been given a 20-month jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than three pounds of methamphetamine.Listen now21-year-old Jason Corey Vincent Alto was caught May 30 last year while he was traveling on the Ferry Vessel Kennicott from Washington State towards Whittier. The US Coast Guard and state trooper drug enforcement cooperated on the bust which happened in Ketchikan.Jack Schmidt is the assistant U.S. attorney in the Juneau office who prosecuted the case in federal court.“Mr. Alto had been carrying an excess three pounds of methamphetamine on the Alaska State ferry and it’s just happenstance when he disembarked at Ketchikan, he exhibited signs that he potentially was a drug trafficker,” Schmidt said. “He was contacted and they got a warrant and a dog hit on his luggage which contained the three pounds of methamphetamine.”That much meth could have been cut into about 5,000 doses. Its street value depended on where it ended up in the state, which Schmidt said he doesn’t know. He did say it’s the largest ever meth seizure in Southeast Alaska.“Typically, we have people dealing in ounces, maybe the half-pound range,” Schmidt said. “It’s highly unusual to see anything above a kilo which is about 2.2 pounds. And here it was nearly three pounds.”Alto, then a 21-year-old with substance abuse problems, was classified as a drug mule, responsible for trafficking the narcotics but likely not for dealing them. Schmidt had asked for nearly three times as much jail time as Judge Timothy Burgess handed down.“I thought that sending a message was an important aspect to the case given the quantity of the amount of drugs,” Schmidt said. “But the defendant had a fairly minimal criminal history and he was young and so I think those are the things that the judge had taken into consideration in fashioning the sentence the way he did.”According to reporting in the Juneau Empire, Alto told the judge he plans to return to Egegik and study to become a commercial pilot. He is in custody and will serve the remainder of his twenty months in jail before beginning five years of supervised release.last_img read more