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About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid goalkeeper Casilla on his way to Leedsby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is on his way to Leeds United.Marca says Casilla is set to join Leeds and has already travelled to England, being photographed at Madrid’s Barajas Airport.This means that Luca Zidane will become the third-choice for Santiago Solari.There had been talk about recalling Andriy Lunin from his loan at Leganes, but he is now set to stay there for the remainder of the campaign.
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 pic.twitter.com/G0W1dB7zzD— 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.
Advertisement Advertisement Twitter With Paul Thomas Anderson’s surprise appearance in best director came the snub of Martin McDonagh, the writer and director of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which earned an impressive seven nominations—including the all-important best picture bellwether of best editing. McDonagh‘s absence doesn’t necessarily doom Billboards—it was Ben Affleck’s famous snub in director that helped propel Argo to best picture—but it‘s possibly a sign that the Academy may like Three Billboards a lot without being bowled over by its craft. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Oscar nominations are out, and with them the usual selection of gasp-inducing moments for the would-be nominees who found themselves shut out. Below, a look at some of the morning‘s biggest snubs and surprises, from the Academy‘s depth of affection for a movie about a cranky costume designer to the best-cinematography nominee who made two different kinds of history.FRANCO, MAKE ROOM FOR WASHINGTONThe lingering question in the best-actor category was whether the allegations of sexual misconduct against James Franco, published days before Oscar voting ended, were widely read enough to deny the Disaster Artist star a best-actor nomination that had been widely expected. Apparently, it was. Even though Roman J. Israel, Esq. had a dismal box-office run and middling reviews, the still-electric star power of Denzel Washington seemed to be enough to push him into this category—even over Tom Hanks, who still has not had an Oscar nomination since Cast Away. With Gary Oldman still the likeliest winner—though he has his own tricky history—Oscar’s potential brush with controversy could still be coming . . . but they dodged a major bullet by leaving Franco out of the conversation.THE PHANTOM THREAD SURGEThe moody period piece released late in the year seemed destined to be a critical favorite that flew under the Academy’s radar, having earned two Golden Globe nominations and little else. (Daniel Day-Lewis was even snubbed by SAG!) But the film showed up strong on nomination morning, earning not just the expected nod for Day-Lewis and the hoped-for nod for composer Jonny Greenwood (his first nomination!), but attention for Lesley Manville in supporting actress, the exquisite costume design, and most surprising of all, best director for Paul Thomas Anderson—as well as best picture. None of this means any guaranteed wins; even Day-Lewis is an underdog. But what a pleasant surprise for the film‘s fans as well as for Focus Features, which has another best-picture nominee with Darkest Hour.THREE BILLBOARDS IS TRIUMPHANT, BUT WHERE’S MARTIN MCDONAGH? Login/Register With: Facebook
LONDON – Media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox increased Wednesday its bid to take full control of lucrative European pay TV service Sky in a prolonged battle with U.S. rival Comcast.Fox raised its bid to 14 pounds ($18.58) a share as it seeks the 61 per cent of Sky not already under its control.The company says this is 12 per cent higher than the last bid from Comcast and values Sky at 24.5 billion pounds ($32.5 billion). Fox has increased its bid by just over 30 per cent since its first offer in December 2016.Shares in Sky Plc were down 0.8 per cent at 14.90 pounds, suggesting investors believe Comcast could come back with another improved offer.Sky operates in Austria, Germany, Ireland and Italy as well as the U.K. It has 22.5 million customers, attracted by offerings such as English Premier League soccer and “Game of Thrones.”Murdoch’s company still faces significant regulatory battles in Britain, including the culture secretary’s statement that Fox would have to sell Sky News to win government approval because of concerns about media plurality.Fox’s bid for Sky is the most recent episode in Murdoch’s long-running effort to take full control of the company.His last bid foundered amid a 2011 phone-hacking scandal, in which journalists working for Murdoch newspapers were accused of gaining illegal access to the voicemail messages of crime victims, celebrities and members of the royal family. News Corp., which is controlled by the Murdochs, withdrew its bid for Sky soon after.The effort to buy Sky comes as Fox itself is the object of a takeover battle by Comcast and Disney. Disney said in June it is offering more than $71 billion for Fox’s entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcast’s nearly $66 billion offer.The companies want Sky in order to amass programming and better compete with technology companies like Amazon and Netflix for viewers.
New Delhi: Starting this year, student who wish to apply at Delhi University under the Extra Curricula Activities (ECA) category and sport trials would witness a change in the admission process in the academic session 2019-20. In fact, the administration is preparing to make the quota admissions more student-friendly, that even before the start of the session, said an official. Moreover, the announcement has already been made by the admission committee that this time the trial of these quota will begin from May 20. “And the aspirant of this quota will not have to wait for cut-off,” he added.Earlier, only after the cut-off was released in the DU for past year, student can apply for ECA and sports but this time aspirant will undergo through the trial from the third week of May. However, in the last year of the DU, 60 per cent of the sports quota admission and the weightage of 40 percent of certificate was considered. And this time there may be a change in this also,” he added. Moreover, the discussions on how to keep the weight of the trial and certificates are still going on, he said. By 2017, students had to upload only one certificate for sports, but arrangement had been made to upload three certificates last year but this time committee is discussing that if administration would continue the previous year arrangement or implement the 2017 system to upload the certificate. “In short, the administration is all set to prepare to make ECA and sports trials more students friendly than earlier, so that the process will be simple and hassle free for both students and the DU administration,” official added. Mpost
Kolkata: Male passengers of Sealdah-Barasat section put up a blockade at Barasat station demanding permission to board the ladies special trains. However, Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel were able to clear the track within a short time.On Friday morning, some male passengers boarded the ladies special train and despite the women passengers raised an objection, these passengers didn’t move out the train. RPF and GRP personnel were informed. RPF asked the male passengers to leave the compartments. Soon the GRP personnel also arrived. But, as the RPF and GRP personnel were less in number they could only request the passengers. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaLater, a large police force comprising RPF and GRP personnel forced the male passengers to evacuate the compartments. This created an unrest situation. Within minutes, a huge mob of male passengers put up a blockade obstructing the ladies special protesting the action by RPF and GRP personnel. Male passengers claimed they had to face immense trouble as general trains ran packed while many seats in ladies special trains remained vacant. Therefore, male passengers must be allowed to board the ladies special, they said. A source informed that though male passengers demanded permission to board ladies special trains, railway authority clearly stated that the demand will not be granted as such trains were meant for the female passengers for their safety. After sometime, RPF and GRP personnel forced the male passengers to withdraw the blockade.
New Delhi: The Election Commission has suspended a high-ranking poll observer deputed to Odisha on charges of “dereliction of duty” with regard to “SPG protectees” in a reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to an EC order, Karnataka cadre IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin was suspended for “actions contrary to the instructions of the Commission concerning SPG protectees” on April 16 the day SPG-protectee Prime Minister Modi visited Sambalpur to address an election rally. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The EC took the action against the general observer of Sambalpur on the basis of a report submitted by the district collector and the deputy inspector general of police. Modi was stated to have been held up at the place for nearly 15 minutes because of Mohsin’s “actions”. The officer allegedly checked PM’s chopper in violation of norms. “Checking of the prime minister’s chopper, undertaken at Sambalpur, was not in accordance with the EC guidelines as SPG protectees are exempt from such checking,” said an official in Bhubaneswar without elaborating. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s helicopter was also checked by EC flying squad personnel in Rourkela on Tuesday. A similar check was carried out on Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s chopper at Sambalpur Tuesday by a flying squad, sources said.
Azamgarh (UP): Rubbishing the BJP’s claim that it was doing good in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, the opposition ‘mahagathbandhan’ on Wednesday said that on the other hand the prospects of the opposition alliance was improving day by day. “Our (electoral) prospects are improving…the prospects of the opposition alliance will further improve in the remaining two phases of Lok Sabha polls,” BSP chief Mayawati said at a joint rally with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav here. She said ever since the ‘mahagathbandhan’ was formed to take on the saffron party, “BJP leaders have lost their sleep.” Mayawati appealed to the voters to ensure a historic win for Yadav, who is the joint opposition candidate from the Azamgarh seat held by the SP in the outgoing Lok Sabha. Hitting back at the BJP, the BSP chief said, “We are not ‘mahamilawati’, it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is ‘mahamilawati’.” The PM has termed the mahagathbandhan’ as the ‘mahamilawati’ (adulterated) alliance. Dubbing the Congress and the BJP as two sides of the same coin, she said, “Dono kaa chaal chalan ek hai (both have same nature and character).” She said Modi will try to create more confusion in the days to come and appealed to the voters not to fall prey to his designs. “Unkey (Modi’s) achchey din ladd gaye (his good days are over) and bad days are staring at his face,” she said.
The 2013 Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama lived up to the anticipated hype in what was arguably one of the greatest college football games in history.Auburn beat Alabama 34-28 on the final play of the game. After being tied with .1 second left in the game, the Alabama Crimson Tide missed a long last-second field goal, where the Tigers’ Chris Davis caught the ball in the back of the end zone and ran it back for a 109-yard touchdown.“What it was like?” Davis said. “Like I keep saying, God is good, God is good.”Auburn’s coach Gus Malzahn attributed the win partially to the fans.“We talked about that we wanted to keep it close, and if we could get it to the fourth quarter playing at home, with our crowd, we would find a way to win,” Malzahn said. “You know, the way we won the last two weeks is really unbelievable.”