first_img Watch These Movies Before ‘The Lion King’Watch Beyoncé’s New ‘Lion King’ Song Stay on target Light dawns over a kingdom, bringing with it new life. A father tries to prepare his son for the inevitability of death and the weight of the crown he’s destined to wear. A slighted uncle schemes with heathens in the badlands. A son cannot cope with the reality of his father’s murder and abandons his post to live a life of blissful ignorance, only to realize he cannot outrun his responsibility, or his birthright.He fights to reclaim the throne he’s abandoned and in doing so restores balance to life itself. Victorious, the new king ascends and as dawn breaks once more, his child enters the world. The circle remains unbroken. The notes reappear time and time again over the course of centuries, millennia even in new tales every time. It’s the oldest story there is, one of life and death, love and hate. It’s primal. Biblical, even.(Photo Credit: Disney)How weird is it that this era’s defining take, The Lion King, features a bunch of cartoon-talking animals singing Elton John songs?It is, after all, an extraordinarily weird premise for a movie: the rough story beats of Hamlet only with a happy ending, talking animals, and a bangin’ soundtrack full of original songs seems like a recipe for disaster in retrospect. Somehow it was anything but. With its original worldwide gross of $766 million, The Lion King was the highest-grossing movie of 1994 and, at the time, the second-highest grossing movie of all time. It remains to this day the highest-grossing traditionally animated movie of all time.That’s not even getting into the award nominations, the sequels, the Broadway musical, and the litany of other works its legacy has inspired. There’s even, as you are likely well aware, a photorealistic remake directed by Jon Favreau in theaters right now and sporting an all-star cast that includes everyone from Beyoncé to Billy Eichner.That cast features James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa and while I’d ask that you not quote me here I think it’s the first time an actor has reprised a role they originally played in a note-for-note remake — that’s how iconic his original performance is. Remember back in 2011 or so when studios decided 3D rereleases of beloved movies were where the money was at? Remember how almost none of those rereleases proved to be all that successful? The Lion King’s opened at #1 at the box office and went on to gross almost $200 million worldwide.My senior year of high school was the first time I studied Hamlet in a classroom. It was the capstone to this extensive Shakespeare block my teacher had us read and at the end we had to write a paper on the text of our choice. I remember the day that teacher (shoutouts Ms. Brown, a legend) broke down how we should approach our theses and at how at one point she put this massive multi-page list of themes we could focus on in our papers, everything from Oedipal tones to gender roles to fate vs. choice to madness — the list went on and on. After breaking down what must have been close to a hundred potential topics she added, “By the way, you could apply every single one of these to Hamlet.” And maybe it’s not fair to make this out to be extraordinary seeing as how it loosely adapts a number of story beats from the play but I can’t help but feel that you could say the same thing about The Lion King.(Photo Credit: Disney)It’s not like there haven’t been a ton of extraordinary animated films since the genesis of the medium, and it’s not like you’re objectively incorrect if your favorite Disney animated movie is Coco or Beauty and the Beast, and not The Lion King, but there’s something about the movie that sets itself in a different echelon than its peers. The songs are great and the animation is stunning and the vocal performances are plenty memorable but those aren’t what make The Lion King the masterpiece of filmmaking that it is.It’s that richness of text and the way it works in tandem with a lightness of tone that set it apart. That balancing act is no small feat — a story holding this much thematic weight can often by nature close itself off to younger audiences. Heady themes of life and death and the responsibility that comes with power can be overwhelming to a four-year-old. The Lion King avoids this because the themes are framed through Simba, a character we meet in infancy. The lessons the viewer learns over the course of his journey have to be accessible to children because our protagonist is encountering them as a child himself. Our understanding of his world grows alongside his, and with it our understanding of our own — because in every form this eternal story takes (but especially in this incarnation) it is, at its core, about life.(Photo Credit: Disney)Simba, Mufasa, Scar, and the rest are both unique and individualistic characters and avatars for primal forces of life and death, balance and imbalance. It’s why certain story elements that should read as melodrama instead feel fully logical, the Pridelands shriveling in the shadow of Scar’s rule being a prime example. Yes, there’s an internal story logic introduced in the idea of Scar allowing hyenas into the Pridelands disrupting the food chain but that isn’t what incites the rot of the jungle and the ensuing drought.No, we understand these things have happened not through tangible story logic but because Scar is a force of imbalance. The Pridelands are in ruin not because Scar made them to be but because Scar is, period. He is a piece out of place when on the throne and the jungle erupts into chaos accordingly. When Simba ascends to the head of Pride Rock and the skies finally open up, spilling rain upon the Pridelands for the first time in years, they’re doing so because order has finally been restored. They are doing so because they are finally allowed to.(Photo Credit: Disney)Life begets death; it is inevitable. You cannot run from the past, only learn from it. The ones we lose cannot truly be lost to us unless we allow ourselves to forget them, to forget what they taught us and who they believed we could be. There is a balance to our world that connects us all and only by hiding from who we are and refusing to aspire to be the greatest version of ourselves can it be thrown off. There is no futility in trying, even if trying leads to failure. The only true failure is apathy. Death begets life; it is unbreakable.I could go on. The lessons I find most resonant in it change each time I watch it. Forget confining it to the realms of animated film. The Lion King is one of the great cinematic accomplishments of all time. No direct-to-video sequel or photorealistic remake will ever change this.Stream ‘The Lion King’ on AmazonMore on Geek.com:Watch These Movies Before ‘The Lion King’Watch: Beyoncé and Donald Glover Duet in ‘The Lion King’ Will Make You MeltDisney Soundtracks Now Live in Special Spotify Hublast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Google+ WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Videos Articles Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Last night’s 3/30 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 5.27 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 5.23 million viewers, the second hour drew 5.60 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 5.27 million viewers.This is up from last week’s show that drew 4.19 million viewers. This is the highest average viewership for RAW since the first week they went three hours on a weekly basis back in July 2012 and it is up from last year’s RAW that took place after Wrestlemania 30, which did an average of 5.15 million viewers.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns is in Remission Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need Itlast_img read more

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles Christopher Jimerson Because the commentators they have now are so much better? Well, Mauro Renallo is. But the rest…:/At least Jerry Lawler is still with them in some kind of capacity. Long Live The King! Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Jim Ross Defends WWE’s Continued Business Relationship Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies December 9, 2016 at 9:07 am Former WWE Wrestler Brian Christopher Dead At 46 WWE Hall of Famer Lita (Amy Dumas) is apparently no longer with WWE.This was confirmed by WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, who issued the following on Twitter.Apparently I received erroneous info re: @WWE HOFer @AmyDumas still being with @WWE. According to Amy, she’s no longer with the company.— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) December 7, 2016This comes just a day after reports made the rounds on Tuesday that both Lita and Jerry Lawler had been removed from WWE pre-shows and weekly programming going forward. A statement by WWE confirmed that Lawler remained under a Legends deal with the company. It would appear that was not the case involving Lita.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipFormer WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ diesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 34.73%0:05Remaining Time -0:44 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jamie King Brexit will make UK ‘the greatest place on earth’: Johnson December 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Jim Ross comments on joining AEW, negotiating with Vince McMahon, more WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 4 COMMENTS December 8, 2016 at 11:02 am WhatsApp Jerry Lawler Facebook Comments are closed. The Rock Honors Mean Gene Okerlund lol too bad shes pretty hot for an older diva December 8, 2016 at 1:37 am Google+ TheCyberZon I agree although I like Graves. Otunga, Saxton, JBL and Cole all suck WWE Hall of Famer “politely refused” invitation to next Monday’s RAW Reunion Garbage decisions being made by a garbage company. CenaLifelast_img read more

first_img Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Seth Rollins Google+ Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Facebook Cesaro Videos Articles Twitter Kurt Angle Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems According to Mike Johnson at PWInsider, former WWE RAW Tag Team Champions AOP (Authors of Pain) are scheduled to return to in-ring action this month.Also according to the same report, when AOP returns, they are scheduled to appear on Smackdown Live events.This will be the first live events AOP has worked since Akam (Sunny Dhinsa) underwent surgery on this knee this past January.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Pinterest Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

first_imgNearly 90 percent of people 65 and older want to stay in their current home and communities as they age, according to the American Association of Retired Persons.But what are they to do as they get older and are unable to perform some of the tasks required of those who live on their own — lawn work, changing light bulbs, grocery shopping — and don’t have adult children nearby to help?A group of Clark County residents believe they have the answer: create a village.Villages are a concept started in 2002 by a group of neighbors living in Boston’s Beacon Hill. The idea is to create a community around seniors who wish to age in place. Villages are networks in this approach, not physical places.The villages are led by nonprofit organizations that link screened and trained volunteers with seniors who need help. The villages also serve as a social network, connecting seniors with other seniors and providing opportunities to get involved in the community.“We bring volunteers into seniors’ homes to help do things adult children would do, but the adult children live in New Jersey,” said Helen Elder, a volunteer on the planning committee working to launch the local village.last_img read more

first_imgHow do you like them apples?While the Old Apple Tree Festival is a staple in Southwest Washington, Riverside Christian School’s annual Apple Festival, is no slouch itself. With a focus on family-friendly fun, the fest includes harvest games, pony rides and face painting for the kids. All that takes place at Riverside Christian School, 463 N. Shepherd Road, Washougal. In addition to the games, sample some apple pie, apple dumplings and plenty of other pastries. Don’t feel bad about that tummy ache either, since proceeds benefit the school and its students. The Apple Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 360-835-5600 or http://riversidesch.comPair a good wine with a classic movie at Noir Nights: “Out of the Past,” which will be screened at Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main St., Vancouver, with the festivities kicking off at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Noir Nights are a partnership between Kiggins and Niche Wine Bar, which will serve up three different wines chosen specifically for the showing of “Out of the Past,” a 1947 crime film, starring Robert Mitchum as a small-town gas station owner, whose life is turned upside down when a crook from his shady past recognizes him. Admission is $10 for the film, $5 for tastings, which start at 6:30, an hour before the film. 360-816-0352 or www.kigginstheatre.com/events/noir-nightsDo some outdoor work one last time before the rain season begins. The city of Vancouver and Washington Trails Association are establishing a fresh walking trail at Raymond E. Schaffer Park, a new undeveloped site at 7806 N.E. 58th St., Vancouver. And they’re looking for help during a Trail Building Work Party from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 14. So grab a shovel, dig some dirt, spread bark dust and get involved in building a perimeter trail for the community. Long pants and closed toed shoes are recommended. Tools and snacks are provided. 360-487-8344 or www.wta.org/volunteer/schedule/workparty/a2mA0000008pkDHCelebrate heritage during Lelooska’s Evening Living History Performances on Oct. 14. Set in a replica of a Kwakwaka’wakw ceremonial house, this Lelooska Foundation program melds song, dance and story in a fashion molded after a traditional Winter Ceremonial. The program presents aspects of Northwest Coast First Nations culture. Grounds open at 5:30 p.m., including the museum at 165 Merwin Village Road, Ariel, with the program set for 7 p.m. Advance reservations are required; $12, $8 for ages 12 and younger. 360-225-9522 or http://lelooska.orgThat’s one hot tamale. The Southwest Washington Tamale Festival from 1 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 in downtown Washougal is no joke. Featuring tamale contests for families and professionals, there’s surely something on deck that will whet your appetite. The Festival also features crafts, tamale making demonstrations from 2 to 3 p.m., food vendors, a beer garden and local craft vendors. Entertainment includes Gerardo and Nekla Calderon and the “Leyendas de Mexico” show at 3 p.m., Hudson’s Bay High School Las Bonitas y Los Caballero’s Ballet Folkloric at 4:30 p.m. and Son de Cuba Quartette at 6 p.m. Proceeds from donations at the event will support scholarship stipends for local youth. www.swwatamalefest.comlast_img read more

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. About the only places I could find out of the regular reporting stations Wednesday with measurable rain were Astoria, Ore., Long Beach and Hoquiam along the coast. Otherwise, we just saw cloudy skies as a weak system slid by to our north.So, we are back in a fair-weather pattern for several days. The east winds will also return and keep our afternoon highs in the 65- to 70-degree range through Saturday. Then, cooler Sunday through Halloween with some clouds at times and highs in the low 60s. Another weak low will slide by to our north Sunday and Monday, but right now we keep it dry much like Wednesday.It appears Halloween will be fairly mild and dry for the trick-or-treaters. I usually say to have a plan B in case but maybe not this year. An update on that in Sunday’s column.Vancouver enjoyed a wonderful Tuesday with a high of 70 degrees. That kind of day in the last week of October is rare, but we have seen 70 degrees into early November.No worry in the rainfall department as Vancouver still has a total so far this month of 4.55 inches, about 2 inches above average.You probably saw reports, after that heavy weekend rain, about the flooding in Tillamook, Ore. It was the earliest in the year that it has flooded to that extent. In 48 hours, Lee’s Camp in the upper regions of the Wilson River had 10.7 inches of rain ending at 1 p.m. Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says parts of the government will stay shut as long as Democrats refuse to build more barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, seemingly dashing hope for a Christmas miracle that would soon allow several departments to reopen and employees to return to work.Asked when the government would reopen, Trump said: “I can’t tell you when the government’s going to be open. I can tell you it’s not going to be open until we have a wall or fence, whatever they’d like to call it.”“I’ll call it whatever they want but it’s all the same thing,” he said at the White House after offering holiday greetings to U.S. troops stationed around the country and the world.Trump argued that drug flows and human trafficking into the U.S. can only be stopped by a wall.“We can’t do it without a barrier. We can’t do it without a wall,” he told reporters.Democrats oppose spending any money on a wall or fence, pushing instead for increased use of technology to control access at the border.Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leaders of Congress, blame Trump for the stalemate and for “plunging the country into chaos.” They pointed to problems beyond the shutdown, including heavy losses on Wall Street and Trump’s decision to fire his defense secretary.“The president wanted the shutdown, but he seems not to know how to get himself out of it,” they said in the statement.Trump had said he’d be “proud” to shut down the government in a fight over the wall, but now blames Democrats for refusing to vote for a House-passed bill that includes the $5.7 billion he wants for the wall.last_img read more

first_imgPaul Pogba hasn’t been in his greatest form lately and José Mourinho insisted that it was not caused by any injury and the Frenchman has to explain his struggles by himself.It’s not a new information that José Mourinho hasn’t been happy with Paul Pogba’s form and he insisted that this issue doesn’t go down to any injury as the midfielder has got different struggles that he has to explain.The former Real Madrid coach spoke about his star midfielder’s problems, according to Sky Sports:“It’s nothing to do with his injury. His recovery was good.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Ask him. Ask him when you have a chance what he thinks about it.”“I work (to get the best out of him). It’s the only thing I can do. I cannot do anything else. This season and also last season (he had a bad injury).”“I think he is very fine after the injury. It was a difficult injury, it was an injury that other players, other clubs, other medical assessments, they end in surgery.”last_img read more

first_imgMohamed Salah has been impressive this season so far and not just in the Premier League but also in the Champions League where he managed to guide his team to the final game as they will face Real Madrid there.Sergio Ramos, the Real Madrid skipper, insisted that he doesn’t fear anybody and Mohamed Salah is just one of the eleven players that made it to the finals – and he is not unstoppable.The Spain international spoke about the upcoming battle with Salah as he said, according to Mirror:“We have seen what Salah can do this season, but he will just be one of eleven players we face against Liverpool.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Throughout my career, I have faced the best forward players in the world — many of them who are considered among the greatest ever.”“For me, there is never a fear. A respect, yes, but never a fear.”“We can’t be arrogant but we can be confident. We know it is in the DNA of Real Madrid to win the Champions League.”last_img read more

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho was seen scouting Burnley in their 1–1 draw against Olympiakos on Thursday night, according to Mirror Football.The United boss was in attendance as Burnley failed to overturn a 3-1 deficit which meant they failed to make it to the group stages of this season’s UEFA Europe League.Now, last season’s seventh place side can refocus on domestic affairs, after a difficult start to the season has left them with just one point from their opening three matchesThe Clarets next host Manchester United and Jose Mourinho who have had a difficult start to the season after suffering defeats in their last two games.United were dismantled 3-0 at home by Tottenham Hotspur on Monday and lost 3-2 away at Brighton & Hove Albion a well before that.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Mourinho’s position at United is under increasing scrutiny, particularly amid suggestions that his relationship with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is waning.The former Chelsea gaffer who was spotted wearing a hoodie and cap, was joined by members of his backroom staff as they evaluated Dyche’s side.The Special One may well have been trying to stay out of the limelight, but that didn’t stop one young fan seeking him out, with Mourinho smiling as he signed the boy’s programme.The enigmatic Portuguese was sat in the stands first-team coach Silvino Louro and scout Ricardo Formosinho.last_img read more

first_imgThe Fiorentina midfielder believes the French footballer can teach him to be better; he is also excited for today’s Lazio matchFor Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout, if a footballer wants to be the best in the world, he has to learn from the best athletes.Just before his match against Lazio today, Veretout has revealed how he admires French World Cup winner N’Golo Kante.“I often watch games with Kante so I can steal a few secrets from his playing style,” revealed Veretout to Football Italia.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“He was in my view the symbol of the France side that won the World Cup this year. I am experimenting with this new tactical project of being a deep-lying playmaker in front of the defense and I really like it, but I have so much to learn.”“Fortunately, I have a great teacher in Stefano Pioli. He is demanding in training, but also very encouraging. I hope to continue working with him for many years,” he added.“I love everything about Italian football, from the focus on tactical details to the passion of the people and presence of so many great champions. You’ll see that after Cristiano Ronaldo, many more star names will follow.”“The key is to take it one day at a time with the objective of getting back into Europe,” added Veretout,” he concluded.last_img read more

first_imgThe UEFA president criticized the notion that the Spain-Portugal-Morocco bid will not be supported by the federationSpain, Portugal, and Morocco are studying the idea of bidding for the 2030 FIFA World Cup.This would be the first Europe/Africa tournament, as the old Mediterranean Games.But for UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, this is not a good idea.gareth southgate, englandEngland and Bulgaria on a collision course over racism George Patchias – September 13, 2019 England’s concerns over racism in Bulgaria has sparked a furious row.Recently England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his concern over racist abuse being aimed at…“I’m not in favor of cross-confederation bids, to be honest,” he told The Balls.“Someone should say to the politicians it’s not up to them to speak about who will be hosts for sports events or not.”“I’ve seen many politicians saying that they will be candidates for this or that but they need to speak to their member associations. Some of them don’t even know about the public statements of the politicians,” he added.Ceferin promised to “do whatever I can to have one European bid because that raises the chances of Europe hosting the World Cup extremely.”last_img read more

first_imgArsenal forward Alex Iwobi has urged his teammates to bounce back after their 3-2 defeat at Southampton on Sunday.Arsenal’s unbeaten run came to an end on Sunday as they lost 3-2 at Southampton thanks to Charlie Austin’s late winner.“I guess we weren’t concentrating throughout the 90 minutes,” Iwobi told the club’s website after the game.“We had spells where we weren’t defending well as a group. It’s something we have to dust ourselves down from and keep on going.“We can’t let our heads drop from this defeat, we just have to push on to the next match.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…Henrikh Mkhitaryan equalized twice for Arsenal as Southampton kept taking the lead and Iwobi praised the home side for their performance.“Of course, they deserve some credit,” he said.“They had a gameplan and they stuck to it and did well against us. But it’s disappointing from us and we have to keep going again.”last_img read more

first_imgRoma sporting director Ramon Monchi has pleaded with the club fans to exercise patience as they work on rediscovering their form.The Spaniard has been under scrutiny for his poor transfer business over the summer, with the exit of Alisson, Kevin Strootman and Radja Nainggolan all slowing down the club’s progress.However, Nainggolan’s sale did bring Zaniolo in exchange, and the youngster has been one of the bright lights so far.“I think the fans will eventually begin to understand what my idea is,” Monchi assured in an interview with Football Italia, which will be broadcast in full on New Year’s Day.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“I know that there’s no time in football, but I know the way we work and I hope we’ll be right.“As for Zaniolo, when we were negotiating we had two requests: him and [Andrei] Radu. Radu had already gone to Genoa though.“Inter didn’t want to sell Zaniolo, they’re not stupid, but given that they wanted to take Radja it was only logical they’d have to give something up.“The deal wouldn’t have collapsed without Zaniolo, it wasn’t an either/or situation. I have to say, I didn’t think Zaniolo would be so decisive right away.”last_img read more

first_imgPetr Cech is dreaming of ending his glittering football career by winning the Europa League with Arsenal FC.Cech, 36, earlier in the season announced his intention to retire at the end of the season following a successful and decorated career.The former Chelsea shot-stopper has currently fallen down Unai Emery’s pecking order as the Spaniard favours German goalkeeper Bernd Leno.With the former Czech Republic international the preferred choice in European competitions, the clean sheet record holder is keen on ending his professional career with the Europa League trophy.“Of course that would be an ideal scenario for me to finish my career,” said Cech, ahead of Thursday’s trip to BATE Borisov in the Europa League round of 32.“We prepare every day for every competition and this is what we are aiming for, we try to win every game and progress step by step and as a club, it is important for us to try and go as far as possible.“Winning the Europa League [can be] a great memory for everyone involved and secondly it can book you a place in the Champions League – so you can see, there is a lot to play for.”Petr Cech: Europa League title with Arsenal would be the ‘ideal scenario’ to end playing career https://t.co/d50k0fbEhs pic.twitter.com/vq439xh56uPremier 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…— instant.com.pk (@instantsPost) February 14, 2019Emery spoke emphatically of the club’s objective to return to Europe’s elite competition next year, either via the Europa League or securing a top-four finish in the Premier League.“Our target is clear – that is to play next year in the Champions League,” he revealed via Sky.“But we know it’s not easy and we have two ways now. One is Europa League, but to win the Europa League is very difficult.“We know it’s a very big challenge in the last 32 against BATE Borisov and then other matches.“But in the Premier League also we are with the possibility to take this position to play in the Champions League next year.“Our challenge is to only think of the next game and the next game is tomorrow.”last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 18, 2013- For right now, residents may have to be patient and accept the quick fix remedies offered to the bad roads and poor infrastructure on the island of Providenciales. Minister of Government Support Services, Hon. George Lightbourne recently admitted that he is aware of the public’s cry and has been lobbying for more immediate response to address road situations but the task has been tedious. Hon. Lightbourne added that contrary to what the public may believe he cannot just send someone to fix the roads as there are ‘red tapes’ to go through. Lightbourne went on to explain that he also has a lot under his umbrella as Minister of Government Support Services, so the public just has to exercise a little more patience. last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Oct 2014 – National Heritage Month moves to Zone 3 which is North and Middle Caicos where there will be a Sponge, Sisal and Cotton Festival at the Horse Stable Beach and a selfie contest. Historic sites are to be featured in those selfies, there is a cash prize for the winner. On Sunday is a gospel concert featuring praise teams of the islands and the Gospel Pioneers. New Government contracts mean new clinic for Kew in North Caicos Agriculture Police consultation meeting announced Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:middle caicos, national heritage month, North caicos PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute Recommended for youlast_img read more

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 1, 2017 – Nassau – Long after the TV cameras have gone, well before lights are back on and life returns to normal, standing water left behind in hurricane-ravaged islands will help breed mosquitos that can deliver deadly diseases.   On Tuesday, a company with a conscience stepped up to take the sting out of the threat.Livful, the Atlanta-based developers and manufacturers of Akiva Mosquito Repellent, announced a matching donation of non-toxic wipes with the power to last 16 hours.   Akiva wipes will be distributed weekly to the islands impacted by Hurricane Irma weekly through NEMA and HeadKnowles.“The Bahamas is very close to our hearts.   We chose to launch Akiva here and we’ve been welcomed into the homes, playgrounds and resorts on these beautiful islands,” said LivFul CEO Hogan Bassey.   “In the aftermath of a hurricane, mosquitoes breed.   During a rebuilding period, people must be protected from the mosquitos that deliver diseases like Zika, Dengue and chikungunya.   Plus, we understand that mosquitos on those islands are a tremendous nuisance. We’re praying for a speedy recovery for The Bahamas and we’re doing what we can to help.”For every 3 bottles or packages of Akiva’s single-use wipes purchased from Lightbourn Trading on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway, LivFul will match the purchase with a donation of wipes.   Lightbourn will deliver the donation to NEMA and HeadKnowles every Friday for distribution to the islands along with other supplies.    The campaign will run through October 13.“We are very grateful to Livful which is demonstrating what it means to be a social entrepreneurship enterprise,” said Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA.   “Now that we are beginning to re-inhabit the islands and people are returning to their homes, it is important that we tend to some of the needs they may not even recognize as urgent, like protecting them against diseases spread by mosquitos.”Bassey knows all too well what the impact of mosquito-borne disease can mean.   He spent two decades experimenting with formulas to keep people mosquito-safe after suffering from malaria repeatedly in his native Nigeria by the time he was 10.   The final formula was the result of cooperation with the University of Georgia where Bassey studied.   The product became available in The Bahamas in June and response to it has been nothing short of phenomenal, reflecting what was learned during official testing.   Arm-in-cage tests showed Akiva’s effectiveness lasted up to 16 hours keeping 200 female, buzzing biting mosquitoes at bay.“As residents return to the southern islands, their focus will be on making sure they have a safe place to sleep, that their roof is repaired and essential services are in place,” said HeadKnowles volunteer Patrina Khoo Farquharson, who received the first cases of donated wipes Tuesday.   “But also, the mosquitos are a tremendous nuisance.   The responders on the ground – Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Police Officers, volunteers – are literally under constant attack by these ‘monster-sized’ blood-suckers.   This donation from Akiva will go a long way toward protecting the people of the southern Bahamas from mosquito-borne disease and the misery of relentless attacks.   We are very appreciative and hope everyone will rush down to Lightbourn Trading and make their purchase while the campaign is on.”Press Release: DPA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 18, 2017 – Nassau – Drugs and guns are being smuggled out of Haiti and into The Bahamas without a doubt and a major drug bust in Inagua last weekend further confirms the worst, as the interdiction netted a huge find of nearly $2m in cocaine with five Haitians arrested.   Today those men, who were taken into custody after a search of their vessel exposed 106 packets of the illegal drug, are locked up at the Bahamas Department of Corrections.    So far, one of the men, 47 year old Dones Benjamins of Cap Haitian has entered a guilty plea when he appeared in court last week Thursday.   Benjamins was sentenced to five years.The four co-accused are not so ready to admit to any guilt; they say they are not guilty and will face trial in February.   The names revealed at the arraignment are: Walter Gustave, Marc Evens Belfort, Ifrandieu Clermonvil and Vickson Polydor; all from Haiti, and say they did not know the captain was trafficking the narcotics.The Bahamas DEU and US Drug Enforcement Agency said it was intel which led them to search the freighter, though the men had already cleared immigration.   A sealed compartment stored 43 packages of cocaine; another sealed compartment which was opened with a blow torch by investigators held another 63 packages of cocaine.   The street value of the drugs is said to be over $1.7m.  Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes sentenced Benjamins to five years for conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply, three years for conspiracy to import dangerous drugs, five years for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply and three years for importation of dangerous drugs.The sentences are to run concurrently.  Still unreported is where this 273 pounds of cocaine was headed, or to whom.#MagneticMediaNews#majordrugbustinInagau#DonesBenjaminsgetsfiveyearsimprisonmentPhoto credit: The Tribune Related Items:#DonesBenjaminsgetsfiveyearsimprisonment, #magneticmedianews, #majordrugbustinInagaulast_img read more