5 Directors You Should Keep An Eye On

first_imgThey may not be household names yet, but these directors are the future of your favorite movie franchises.Top image via CBS Films.The trend of indie directors making the one-feature jump to King Kong or Star Wars means that the possibility of unknown directors taking the helm for mega blockbusters is no longer out of the question. Studios are starting to bank on this idea and are, for the most part, seeing fantastic results — both critically and commercially. With examples like Jurassic World, Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi and Thor: Ragnarok, small-time directors now have the opportunity to head big productions. Let’s take a look at some directors to keep your eye on.Hiro MuraiImage via MTV.Perhaps the best working director you’ve never heard of is Hiro Murai. After directing seven episodes of the recent Golden Globe-winning series Atlanta, Murai also directed an episode of the latest X-Men spinoff series, Legion. Given each show’s reception, Murai’s ascension to the director’s chair on bigger and bolder projects is imminent. Murai excels in the pacing and narrative of episodic television, and his music videos are visionary (see his work with Childish Gambino, Flying Lotus, Chet Faker, and Massive Attack). Even though he hasn’t made his big-screen debut yet, that jump is right around the corner.Macon BlairImage via Radius-TWC.Best known for his understated performances in Jeremy Saulnier’s past two films, Blue Ruin and Green Room, the actor-turned-director just struck gold at Sundance when his little-indie-that-could won the Gand Jury Prize Dramatic then followed that feat with a Netflix deal. Though one successful indie feature doesn’t always guarantee blockbuster projects, consider Colin Trevorrow‘s one-film-jump to Jurassic World. Blair’s film I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a bold entry into the director’s sphere, so expect bigger and better things on the horizon.Jennifer KentImage via IFC Films.Universally acclaimed 2014 horror film The Babadook stunned audiences and critics and certainly garnered well-deserved attention from the studios. The Australian-based director found a way to bring big ideas to her small film while making a finished product that felt large in scope and intimate in characterization. Kent’s next project has been announced as a revenge thriller set in the outback. Sign us up. Her path to mainstream success might be unclear, but her films are certainly a comforting sign of a good filmmaker who found her own voice.Dan TrachtenbergImage via Paramount Pictures.Securing backing from J.J. Abrams for your first feature isn’t the textbook definition of indie filmmaking, but considering where Dan Trachtenberg started and what he had to work with, Trachtenberg has already skyrocketed into the stratosphere of elite filmmakers with only one feature under his belt. Having recently directed the (in my personal opinion) best episode of the recent Black Mirror season, Trachtenberg is almost certain to move onto bigger and better things. There’s an excellent episode of The Nerdist podcast during which Abrams and Trachtenberg talk about how each of them came to know the other and why the new director earned the helm for 10 Cloverfield Lane. You can listen to The Nerdist interview here.David MackenzieImage via CBS Films.David Mackenzie exploded onto the scene last year with the Oscar-nominated Hell or High Water. The film earned praise for its exceptional tone and Coen Brothers-esque pacing. After this Oscar season, the ROI from Hell or High Water will most definitely pique the interest of any rational studio. What lies ahead for Mackenzie is still unclear, but I can only imagine his best work is still in store.Who are some up-and-coming directors whose work you’re excited to see in the near future? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Reduce road accidents by 40% in Goa by year-end, says Parrikar

first_imgChief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday announced in the Assembly a multi-pronged action plan to bring down accidents in the State by 40% by the year-end.He was replying to a calling attention motion tabled in the Assembly by former Chief Minister and Congress MLA Pratapsingh Rane over the growing accidents in the State. Mr. Parrikar said last year, of the 336 people who died in 316 accidents, 96 were due to personal errors and 30 due to not wearing helmets.Mr. Parrikar directed stern action against police personnel found not complying with traffic rules. He said the number of vehicles in the State had shot up from around 7 lakh to 13.5 lakh in just last five years. Goa’s tourist arrivals have gone up from 26 lakh to 63 lakh. He said, “Every death is very serious and pains me.”Mr. Parrikar said he has asked all agencies including police, transport and public works department to work together to bring down the number of accidents by 30% to 40% between May 1 and December 31, 2017 as compared to the previous period. He said if “we manage to bring down the number of accidents from 300 to 200 per annum, it would be a great achievement.”Mr. Parrikar said the government has directed the education department to include traffic education in the school curriculum. To deal with habitual rule breakers, Mr. Parrikar has asked the police to not only impose fines on them but also make them attend three-hour remedial classes on traffic rules at the police station in the evening.Mr. Parrikar requested the Assembly members to give him 15 days to put a composite action plan in operation.In reply to a question, he said that drunk driving was also becoming a major issue as “Goans who are known to drink only at night have now learnt to drink in the afternoon too.”last_img read more

Tripura government bans unregistered e-rickshaws

first_imgThe Tripura government has banned the plying of unregistered battery-operated rickshaws, also known as e-rickshaws, causing disruption for commuters. The deadline to register the vehicles ended on July 31. A senior official in the Transport Department said a large number of e-rickshaw owners had failed to register their vehicles. “The non-compliance had continued despite a few extensions in the deadline,” he told The Hindu on Saturday.The Tripura High Court has issued several directions regarding e-rickshaws since March 2017, but the orders were not implemented. The erstwhile CPI(M)-led Left Front government had taken a decision in July 2014 to register and license e-rickshaws but no headway was made. Providing employment Authorities have been in favour of e-rickshaws as they are a cheap mode of transport and provide employment to youth. Following the expiry of the deadline, teams have been deployed to impound unregistered e-rickshaws. The Battery Rickshaw Welfare Association and the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh have demanded an extension of the deadline.last_img read more

Dalit women ‘denied’ entry in U.P. temple

first_imgDalit women of a village in Bulandshahr say they are not being allowed to enter a temple by people of “higher caste”, in an alleged case of caste discrimination. Police have promised to look into the case after members of the community protested and a video lending credence to the charge went viral on social media. Women in Rakehra village of Khurja belonging to the Valmiki community were stopped at the gates of Chamad Mandir and allegedly assaulted by “local hooligans” when they protested. In the video, the women are seen confronting a young man stopping them outside the temple. When he tells them the temple is a private property, the women remind him that they have been praying there every year. The man is heard saying they could very well go to the police or the local politicians and the women retort that they are not afraid of anybody and threaten to sit on a dharna.last_img read more

Hockey coach Harendra resigns after India’s loss to Malaysia

first_imgIndian men’s hockey team national coach Harendra Singh on Tuesday resigned from his post after his side crashed out of the Asian Games final with a 3-4 defeat by Malaysia in the second semifinal in Guangzhou, China.India’s hopes of a gold medal and a direct berth in the 2012 London Olympics were dashed by a spirited Malaysia, who rode on Muhammad Amin Rahim’s 75th minute golden goal to progress to their maiden title clash, where they will meet seven-time champions Pakistan, on Thursday.Soon after the unexpected loss, Harendra tendered his resignation to Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra taking full responsibility of the team’s disastrous showing in the semifinal.”Keeping in view of the dismal performance of the men’s hockey team in the semifinal match against Malaysia today, I hereby tender my resignation as the national coach of the men’s hockey team with immediate effect,” he wrote in his resignation letter to Batra.”I accept the moral responsibility for the debacle at the 16the Asian Games,” Harendra added.In his resignation letter, he also thanked the HI and various government bodies apart from the players and his colleagues for their support during his association with the national team.”I am grateful to Hockey India, Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of India and Sports Authority of India for all the support and encouragement I received during my tenure as a national coach.”I am thankful to all the officials of the said organisations for giving me this wonderful opportunity to serve for the country. I would also convey my gratitude for the kind of unconditional support I received from my countrymen as well as well wishers form various countries during the said appointment,” he wrote.advertisement”I would also like to put on record the support I received from the members of the media. I would fail in my duty If I do not convey my sincere thanks to all my players and support staffs who stood by me in each and every occasion during this eventful tenure. I wish all the luck to the Indian men’s hockey team for the future,” Harendra signed off.However, Batra said, in no way, the federation would accept Harendra’s resignation at this crucial juncture and had asked him to continue with the job.”I had received his mail and also talked with him over phone. I told him that it is not right to be emotional. We have a bronze medal match to play and I asked him to concentrate on that match,” Batra told PTI.”It is good that he has taken moral responsibility but it is not the right time to take this step. All this can be sorted out after returning to India. I asked him to be with the team and work together so that we can return with the bronze medal,” he added.last_img read more

India not losing sleep over Ajinkya Rahane’s form dip, says Sanjay Bangar

first_imgAjinkya Rahane has been a conspicuous absentee from the ongoing Indian runfest against Sri Lanka but the middle order batsman appears to have the backing of the team management ahead of the tour of South Africa later this month.The 29-year-old right-hander has been the lone player in India’s top six without a fifty in the three-Test series against a Sri Lankan attack which has leaked many runs. (India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Virat Kohli celebrates homecoming to Delhi with 20th Test hundred)Rahane blew another opportunity on Saturday, getting stumped off Sri Lanka left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan for one even as India amassed 371/4 with skipper Virat Kohli and opener Murali Vijay making big centuries.”He would be disappointed with the manner he got out. He’s somebody who works very hard on his game,” batting coach Sanjay Bangar told reporters after the opening day’s play at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.”Last match and this match, his shot selections would be hurting him definitely. But he is a quality player and his overseas record is phenomenal. He has the ability to bounce back very quickly.”The Mumbai player has now managed seven runs in his last four innings against Sri Lanka whereas Kohli (three), Vijay (two), Cheteshwar Pujara (one) and Rohit Sharma (one) have helped themselves to centuries.Bangar pointed out Rahane’s impressive record abroad where the batsman has registered six of his nine hundreds, the last coming in Sri Lanka in August.”He’s scored a century in every country we’ve toured (in recent times), that speaks of his quality,” Bangar said.advertisement”He’s performed when chips were down. He’d be hurting with his dismissals but he’s too good a player to not making runs for a long time.”India will embark on a tour of South Africa later this month to play three tests, six one-dayers and three Twenty20 Internationals.last_img read more

Tsitsipas in Tears after Wawrinka Loss in Paris Open

first_imgPARIS (AP) — This is why Stan Wawrinka went through two operations on his left knee in the span of a month. Why he dealt with the rigors of rehabilitating that joint.Why he did all the work, on and off the court, required to get back on the grind, to raise his ranking from outside the top 250, to matter again in the sport he loves.So he could participate in, and win, matches like the 5-hour, 9-minute test of excellence, endurance and emotions that the 34-year-old Wawrinka barely claimed against the 20-year-old, caked-in-clay Stefanos Tsitsipas by a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 score Sunday at the French Open to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in two years.And so he could advance to what comes now: a matchup Tuesday against his friend and countryman Roger Federer, who hasn’t dropped a set so far in the tournament.Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka celebrates winning his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets, 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )“That’s the reason why came back. … I love and enjoy to play in front of people, to play in the biggest tournaments you can play. Today was something really special,” said Wawrinka, who won the 2015 championship at Roland Garros for one of his three major trophies. “For sure, when I’m on the court, I try to enjoy and remember, also, everything I have done to be here.”Exhausted as he was by a match finally decided by a backhand that floated past Tsitsipas and landed on the outside edge of a line, Wawrinka still possessed the energy to joke about facing Federer, who has won 22 of their previous 25 meetings.When a reporter, perhaps trying to offer some hope, pointed out that Federer, 37, is the older man, Wawrinka smiled and responded: “Yeah, but he is much better than me, also. So never forget that.”The No. 6-seeded Tsitsipas was not in any mood to laugh: He said this close-as-can-be loss — he accumulated more total points, 195-194 — caused him to shed post-match tears for the first time in a long time.“Never experienced something like this in my life. I feel very disappointed,” said Tsitsipas, who upset Federer at the Australian Open in January en route to his first Grand Slam semifinal. “Emotionally, wasn’t easy to handle. I will try to learn from it as much as I can.”Asked moments later what lessons he might have gleaned, Tsitsipas looked blankly ahead and answered in a monotone: “I have no idea. My mind is so empty right now. I cannot even think, so I don’t know.”Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas uses a towel during his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)As the sun blazed, unobstructed by clouds, and the temperature soared toward 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 Celsius), Wawrinka and the diving-for-volleys Tsitsipas provided by far the best theater around the grounds.Spectators at Court Suzanne Lenglen cheered wildly for Wawrinka when he egged them on, cupping his ear or flapping his arms or even blowing a kiss. Tsitsipas’ electric, net-rushing style earned support, too, although he chastised himself early on for playing “like a freaking zombie!”The key, ultimately, was this: Wawrinka saved 22 of 27 break points, including 8 of 8 in the fifth set.“I was so close. So close. I gave him room to do whatever he likes, all those break points,” Tsitsipas said, pausing frequently between words. “So many break points. So many.”Nothing quite so riveting earlier, when Federer beat 68th-ranked Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 to become the oldest men’s singles quarterfinalist in Paris since 1971.Federer is back at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, when he lost to Wawrinka in the quarterfinals. They’ve known each other forever, basically, and paired up to win a doubles gold medal for Switzerland at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.“I’m just happy for the guy that he’s back after his knee problems. They were severe, and that’s why I think he’s really happy he got sort of a second life on tour. Because I think for a while there, he wasn’t sure if he was ever going to come back again. It’s nice to see him pain-free and playing well,” said Federer, who didn’t face so much as a single break point Sunday. “I hope he’s not at the level of ’15, but we’ll find out, because there, he was crushing the ball. It was unbelievable.”Joining Federer in the quarterfinals, oddly enough by the same score, was 11-time champion Rafael Nadal, who was never troubled by 78th-ranked Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina. Nadal next meets No. 7 Kei Nishikori or Benoit Paire, whose match was suspended because of darkness with Nishikori leading two sets to one.The two women’s quarterfinals established Sunday: 2017 U.S. Open champion and 2018 French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens vs. No. 26 seed Johanna Konta, and No. 31 Petra Martic vs. 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova .Wawrinka had elbowed his way into the upper echelon of the sport — no easy feat in this era of Federer, Nadal and Novak Djokovic — with his trio of majors and a career-best ranking of No. 3, when he needed knee surgery in August 2017, a few months after losing in the French Open final.He then needed another procedure, and the path back has been arduous, including a first-round loss a year ago in Paris, shortly before his ranking slumped to 263rd. But he has climbed enough to be seeded No. 24.“It’s never sacrifice when you love what you’re doing. For sure, last two years were tough, but again, I have been here before,” Wawrinka said. “I think I know exactly what I’m doing.”___By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Uttar Pradesh: 17-yr-old wrestler booked for molesting national level grappler

first_imgA 17-year-old wrestler was booked for allegedly molesting a national level girl grappler, police said on Thursday.The incident took place on June 9 near Sports Authority of India (SAI) campus at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, where the complainant had gone to attend a camp for the junior girl grapplers, they said.In a complaint lodged with the Sadar Police here, the girl, who is from Hisar, alleged that the youth molested her when she went to an ATM kiosk to withdraw money at about 7 pm.She claimed that he also tried to drag her to a nearby hotel but she managed to escape, it said.The complainant alleged that the youth also threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident.Based on the complaint, a ‘zero FIR’ under relevant sections of the IPC which pertain to using criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty, criminal intimidation and under various provisions of the Protection of the Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against the youth, who is also from Hisar, said Harish Bhardwaj, the spokesman of district police.The complaint was forwarded to the SHO of Sarojini Nagar police station in Lucknow for further investigation, he said.A ‘zero FIR’ can be filed in any police station and can be later transferred to the police station concerned.Also Read | Indian man detained in Dubai for molesting seven-year-old girlAlso Read | Aligarh: Girl’s family alleges rape, police rules out sexual assaultAlso Watch | Watch: Man forces himself on child at Riyadh malladvertisementlast_img read more

Joe Root ‘will get better and better’ as England captain, says Trevor Bayliss

first_imgShare via Email Joe Root hails ‘very special’ Test series win over Sri Lanka after sleepless night Cricket Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Bayliss was also keen to praise those who have not been playing in the Test matches. On his bench he has had three players who share 208 Test caps; Stuart Broad has the bulk of them (123), Jonny Bairstow 59 and Chris Woakes 26. Bayliss focused on the first two, who have been ever-present in England Test teams in recent times.“One of the great things that hasn’t been spoken about much over the last two games is Stuart Broad and Jonny Bairstow missing out but the way they’ve taken it has been absolutely fantastic. It makes the feeling around the squad so much better. They are very much part of the squad and they realise that. They know that we are picking what we think is the best team to win each match and they’ve taken that on the chin. It’s been great.” In fact, Bairstow was one of four England players who spent some of Monday visiting and learning about the project of clearing landmines in the north of the country, a sure way to gain a sense of perspective about being omitted from a Test team.So there is much to be cheerful about, so much, in fact, that Bayliss was asked whether he would consider prolonging his stay with England, which is due to end in September next year, given how the red-ball team is advancing. The mere question was a sign of progress since it was not so long ago that many decided that Bayliss was somehow a brilliant white-ball coach and a useless red-ball one. Hide Most runs Ben Foakes, pictured (228)Most centuries Ben Foakes, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (1)Highest score Keaton Jennings (146no)Best average Ben Foakes (76)Best strike-rate Joe Root (75.21)Most wickets Moeen Ali (14)Most maidens Jack Leach (10)Five-fors Jack Leach (1)Best economy James Anderson (2.56) Topics Was this helpful? Share on LinkedIn England in Sri Lanka 2018 Share on Pinterest Read more Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Watch Trevor Bayliss amble over for a chat and it is practically impossible to tell whether his England side have just won or lost. It is not even that easy to be certain of the result when he starts talking. Like England’s rugby coach, Bayliss is an Australian in his 50s who played most of his sport in Sydney but there the similarities seem to end. Bayliss is the most phlegmatic of men, who seems to foster loyalty naturally and who actively craves anonymity.But even he cannot completely disguise a certain excitement about England’s Test team after a series-winning 2-0 lead was secured over Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Sunday. “Apart from one or two this group are fairly close in age, good mates and all seem to be responding to Joe’s call. Off the field it’s starting to get there. Obviously there’s a few more guys from the one-day side in the Test team with Rashid and Buttler but it’s starting to get a feelgood feel just like that one-day team. Hopefully those results continue.” Since you’re here… Sri Lanka cricket team The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Read more Trevor Bayliss England cricket team Thank you for your feedback. Show “I think on this particular tour we’ve probably seen two or three of those positions getting nailed down. I think of the job that Burns and Foakes have done in their first two Tests – it looks like they’re playing their 30th or 40th Tests. Their calmness has been outstanding.”The Surrey pair have not only played well but they have also been remarkably relaxed in their new environment. Foakes has been constantly held up as an example of the value of Lions’ tours, where he has broadened his experience in foreign conditions over the last three years.Meanwhile Burns, who has played one match for the Lions in his life, provides a welcome reminder that is also possible to reach the team via excellence in County Championship cricket rather than impressing ECB coaches with the Lions. This has been the route of some of our best and grittiest cricketers in recent times, such as Andrew Strauss and Paul Collingwood. news Share on Facebook Trio to learn fate as Cricket Australia weighs up ball tampering bans Support The Guardian Quick guide England in Sri Lanka: Key Test stats so far Share on Messenger As captain, Joe Root may not yet have the all-embracing authority of Eoin Morgan in white-ball cricket but here the signs are also encouraging for Bayliss. “I still think he’ll improve even more. Like any young captain he’d probably do a few things differently but the more you have these types of wins in these conditions, that just gives the captain confidence and the players’ confidence in the captain, that he can make the right call. He’ll just get better and better.”The changes of personnel in the team have obviously helped. Finally new players have come in and contributed from the start, spectacularly so in the case of Ben Foakes. There are not so many holes in the team. “There’s no secret we’ve been looking for two or three, maybe even four positions to get nailed down over the last few years,” said Bayliss. “No,” said Bayliss promptly. “Look, I’ve always been of the opinion, even before I started the England job, that four to five years is a good life for a coach with one team. Hopefully you take it forward and then it’s up to a new voice, maybe someone of a different direction, to take the team forward. That opinion is not going to change.”Was he sure that he wouldn’t like another crack at India? “I look forward to watching the next [England] series in India on TV.” Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Chelsea January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: PSG prioritise Kante move Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:14 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Transfers Chelsea Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blues as the January transfer window heats up PSG prioritise Kante moveParis Saint-Germain have made Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante their top target for the summer transfer window, reports Le 10 Sport .The Ligue 1 leaders are eager to find a long-term replacement for Thiago Motta.Kante is considered to be the ideal candidate for that role, with the France international set to be offered a route back to his homeland. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal end David Luiz interestDavid Luiz ChelseaArsenal have ended their interest in signing Chelsea defender David Luiz as his wage demands are too high, reports the Daily Star.Arsene Wenger was open to raiding a London rival for the Brazil international, but his search for a centre-half will now shift elsewhere.Chelsea warned Hazard could leaveEden Hazard Chelsea Arsenal 03012018Eden Hazard is a “top player” but may have to leave Chelsea for one of the “great teams in Europe” to become the best, says Claude Puel.The Blues star continues to be linked with Real Madrid and a man who previously worked with him at Lille feels he is deserving of such a stage.Read the full story on Goal.Sevilla closing on BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi SevillaMichy Batshuayi is edging ever closer to completing a loan move from Chelsea to Sevilla, reports Mucho Deporte.Goal revealed on Tuesday that the La Liga outfit were eager to land the Belgian striker and offer the game time being denied him at Stamford Bridge.’Chelsea never wanted Vardy’Jamie Vardy Leicester 2017Antonio Conte has denied that Chelsea were ever interested in signing Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.The Blues were among those to be linked with the England international as the Foxes star generates fresh rounds of rumours during the winter window.Get the full story right here on Goal! Conte dismisses Chelsea exit talkAntonio ConteAntonio Conte has redoubled his commitment to Chelsea amid speculation that he could be ready to walk out on the club after just 18 months in charge.There has been intense speculation that the Italian will leave his post at Stamford Bridge at the end of the current campaign.Get the full story right here on Goal! Hazard: I’ll sign new deal after CourtoisEden Hazard ChelseaEden Hazard has shot down rumours that he’s leaving Chelsea by saying that he will sign a new contract after Thibaut Courtois signs his extension. Both players have been linked with moves to Real Madrid, with Hazard rumoured to be among the main targets for Los Blancos this winter. Read the full story on Goal! Did Benzema snub Arsenal & Chelsea?Karim Benzema Real MadridKarim Benzema turned down two offers to leave Real Madrid in the summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea having been interested, according to Don Balon .The Frenchman apparently has no interest in moving to England and wants to remain with the Liga giants, despite frequent links with Tottenham striker Harry Kane.Premier League giants compete for WilmotJurgen Klopp LiverpoolLiverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot, ESPNFC reports.All four clubs sent scouts to evaluate the 18-year-old centre-back during Stevenage’s FA Cup match against Reading last weekend.Musonda draws Nottingham Forest interestCharly Musonda, ChelseaNew Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka has targeted Chelsea forward Charly Musonda, according to the Telegraph .The Championship side are reportedly looking to sign the 21-year-old on loan for the rest of the season, though they’ll have to fend off interest from Bournemouth, Newcastle and Watford.Chelsea & Man Utd monitor ArthurArthur GremioChelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Gremio midfielder Arthur as a potential move to Barcelona stalls, the Daily Mail reports.Barca are interested in signing the 21-year-old over the summer, but recent moves for Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina mean the Catalans must sell players to balance the books first.That development has apparently opened the door for the Blues or Red Devils to sign Arthur, who is valued between £30 million and £35 million.Chelsea told to steer clear of CarrollAndy Carroll West HamChelsea have been warned off an approach for West Ham striker Andy Carroll, with Pat Nevin considering him to be “one-dimensional”.Michy Batshuayi remains at Stamford Bridge as a back-up option to Alvaro Morata, but he is expected to head out on loan this month after failing to impress Antonio Conte.Read what the former Chelsea man had to say about Carroll in the full story right here on Goal!last_img read more

Bournemouth’s 2019-20 Premier League fixtures

first_imgBournemouth are about to embark on their fifth Premier League campaign and their fixtures for the 2019-20 season have been confirmed.The Cherries’ season will start with a home game against promoted side Sheffield United on Saturday, August 10 and is followed up with a trip to another side coming up from the Championship in Aston Villa.Champions Manchester City will then visit the south coast before the Cherries round off the opening month of the season with a game away to Leicester City.The first derby of the season against Southampton is at St Mary’s on September 21, while their first meeting with another team on the south coast – Brighton – is their final game of 2019. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Cherries will quickly tackle Brighton again before January is over, with 2020 having started with a date at West Ham on New Year’s Day.Eddie Howe’s men will host the return derby with Southampton in their final home match of the season on May 9 and the season concludes the following weekend on May 17 with an away fixture at Everton.Bournemouth’s full 2019-20 Premier League fixture list can be found below.Bournemouth Premier League 2019-20 fixtures Date Time Match 10/08/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Sheffield United 17/08/2019 15:00 Aston Villa v Bournemouth 24/08/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Manchester City 31/08/2019 15:00 Leicester City v  Burnemouth 14/09/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Everton 21/09/2019 15:00 Southampton v Bournemouth 28/09/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v West Ham United 05/10/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Bournemouth 19/10/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Norwich City 26/10/2019 15:00 Watford v Bournemouth 02/11/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Manchester United 09/11/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Bournemouth 23/11/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Wolverhampton 30/11/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Bournemouth 04/12/2019 20:00 Crystal Palace v Bournemouth 07/12/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Liverpool 14/12/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Bournemouth 21/12/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Burnley 26/12/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Arsenal 28/12/2019 15:00 Brighton v Bournemouth 01/01/2020 15:00 West Ham United v Bournemouth 11/01/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Watford 18/01/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Bournemouth 21/01/2020 19:45 Bournemouth v Brighton 01/02/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Aston Villa 08/02/2020 15:00 Sheffield United v Bournemouth 22/02/2020 15:00 Burnley v Bournemouth 29/02/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Chelsea 07/03/2020 15:00 Liverpool v Bournemouth 14/03/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 21/03/2020 15:00 Wolverhampton v Bournemouth 04/04/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Newcastle United 11/04/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Bournemouth 18/04/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur 25/04/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Leicester City 02/05/2020 15:00 Manchester City v Bournemouth 09/05/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Southampton 17/05/2020 15:00 Everton v Bournemouth Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Canada aligning with UK to fight global growth in coalfired electricity

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada is joining forces with the United Kingdom to push for a global crackdown on unabated coal-fired electricity.Eliminating, or at least reducing, the world’s reliance on coal is a critical step in the Paris climate change accord’s efforts to prevent the planet from warming more than two degrees Celsius over with pre-industrial times.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is on a two-day trip to the U.K. and Ireland this week, pushing Canada as a global leader on climate change action.Today she will be in Ireland to be a panellist at a climate risk conference in Dublin and tour Ireland’s Marine Institute in Galway.During Wednesday’s stop in London she and Claire Perry, British minister of state for climate change and industry, announced plans to use their own national commitments to phase out coal power plants as a means to convince others to do the same.In a statement, the two said Canada and the U.K. are both committed to phasing out unabated coal use at home — Canada by 2030 and the U.K. by 2025 — and they are inviting others to jump on board during the next United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany in November.Unabated coal plants are those built without carbon capture or storage, which reduces their emissions significantly.About 40 per cent of the world’s power is generated from burning coal and in Canada one-tenth of electricity comes from coal plants.“All the models show you one of the key things that has to happen if we’re going to get anywhere close to our climate change commitments is that coal has to exit the energy mix as fast as possible and that means government intervention to cut it out,” said Rob Bailey, research director of energy, environment and resources at Chatham House, a British independent policy think tank.McKenna was the closing keynote speaker at Chatham House’s climate change conference Wednesday but Bailey said he hadn’t yet heard about Canada and Britain’s plans.“The devil is in the details of all these things, but that is exactly the kind of thing they should be doing,” said Bailey. “I think that’s very positive.”He said he’d also like to see Canada push for a coal phase-out commitment as part of the G7 talks, which Canada will host next spring in Charlevoix, Que.Bailey said when U.S. President Donald Trump decided to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, he left a big leadership gap, noting without joint leadership of China and the U.S. under President Barack Obama, the Paris agreement would never have been possible.Bailey said the next big step for Paris is that in 2020 the signatories are expected to resubmit their national emissions reductions targets, which have to get more ambitious if the two degree goal has any hope. He said if China and the U.S. stepped up with more ambitious plans others would have followed them.Now it’s going to need a coalition of countries to take the U.S.’s place because no one nation on its own is as wealthy, powerful or influential as the U.S. The U.K. and Canada both have the kind of national climate change plans that give them authority on the matter internationally and Bailey said they now need to really use it.“They need to build the tent,” he said. “The more rich countries and developing countries they can bring in on coal or other aspects of the climate agenda the better.”He noted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s international position helps.“You have a prime minister who is high-profile internationally, charismatic, dynamic,” he said. “A lot of this does come down to personalities at the end of the day and that’s somebody who could potentially catalyze things if they invest the political time in a diplomatic effort.”Urgewald, a German environmental organization, in June, released a list of 850 new coal-fired plants on tap to be built in 62 nations, including 33 which currently don’t burn much, if any coal, to make electricity. If they are all built it will increase coal-fired power production 45 per cent.-follow @mrabson on Twitter.last_img read more

Indigenous teens treatment while disclosing abuse indicative of pattern

first_imgOTTAWA — B.C.’s former child representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says the “heinous” treatment of an Indigenous teenager during a 2012 RCMP interrogation reflects a pattern she has seen over and over.On Wednesday, politicians expressed outrage after APTN published a 2012 video of a male officer asking pointed questions of a young woman disclosing a sexual assault she experienced in the B.C. foster care system.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told the House of Commons the contents of the video were “absolutely abhorrent” after he was asked about it by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.In 2016, Turpel-Lafond produced a report showing at least 109 girls were the victims of sexualized violence while in government foster care and that 74 of them were Aboriginal.The 2012 case was among them.She says young women who face sexualized violence and then get inappropriate treatment by police are less likely to get support and more likely to be preyed upon. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Spain Arrests Moroccan National Under Arrest Warrant from Morocco

Rabat – Spanish police arrested a Moroccan national on drug trafficking charges. The arrest took place on Monday, July 22 in  Marbella, Spain, according to Europa Press.The news outlet added that the suspect is part of a criminal network based in Morocco. He is facing a penalty of ten years in prison for drug trafficking. Moroccan police arrested the suspect’s accomplices in an attempted drug trafficking operation in Nador, Morocco. Morocco and Spain maintain strong diplomatic relations Moroccan and Spanish security services regularly collaborate to fight against drug trafficking, irregular migration networks, and terrorism.Spanish police have  arrested several Moroccan suspects allegedly involved in drug trafficking and terror charges in recent months.In April,  Spanish police arrested a Moroccan national in Tarifa, southern Spain. The suspect  was the subject of a European arrest warrant.The Moroccan suspect was allegedly involved in crimes of drug trafficking and participation in a criminal network.In March, Moroccan police arrested a Spanish national in Tetouan, northern Morocco. The Spanish suspect was the subject of an international arrest warrant from the Spanish judicial police and an Interpol red notice. read more

Cairo20 General Assembly reaffirms UN goals on population development

Addressing the opening of the Assembly’s special session of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the President of the 193-Member State body urged leaders to commit to stronger action. “Poverty, discrimination, as well as income and wealth inequality threaten economic growth, the well-being of individuals, societies, and our planet, and are relevant to the discussions at tomorrow’s Climate Summit and the general debate that follows,” Sam Kutesa said. Highlighting the contributions of Governments and society societies thus far, he called for greater cooperation, partnership and global leadership to the development challenges that continue to plague the world since the 1994 International Conference in Cairo. Also speaking at the opening of the session, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he looks back with pride on the past 20 years, and looks forward to achieving greater progress for generations to come. In the past two decades, nearly a billion people have escaped poverty; maternal mortality has been reduced by almost 50 per cent with more women choosing how many children they have and when. “More laws allow a greater number of people to exercise the rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Charter,” Mr. Ban said. He noted, however, that millions of people still suffer from hunger, many cannot find meaningful work and cannot enjoy their basic rights. Mr. Ban called for intensifying efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the 2015 deadline, defining a bold and ambitious post-2015 development agenda and working to deliver a meaningful climate change agreement before the end of next year. “As we advance on all these fronts, we have to remember the vision of Cairo – especially the priority it placed on reproductive health,” the UN chief said, calling for urgent protection for women. Some 800 women die each day from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth, according to UN figures. Further, an estimated 8.7 million young women in developing countries resort to unsafe abortions every year. “We also have to be guided by the wisdom of the Cairo conference as we confront major demographic trends, including urbanization, migration, population ageing and the largest generation of young people in history,” he said. In 1994 in Cairo, 179 Governments signed the ICPD, landmark agreement that emphasized that population is not just about counting people, but about making sure that every person counts.Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), stressed that people are the core of each aspect of development, particularly women and their respected roles in society.“It is the right of people to be able to decide what to do with themselves and what to do with their bodies,” he told journalists highlighting some of the main points from the Cairo conference, “and men to be able to respect women, and society inclusively accepting women as partners in development, that is so crucial.” He added that the international community must fulfill the commitment that was made in Cairo 20 years ago to make certain that “individual dignity and human rights are the foundation for future that we all wish to see.” Speaking to the General Assembly later in the day, Mr. Osotimehin said that in a world where gender equality in not fully realized and where “all too often women and girls get the short end of the stick.”“We cannot talk about sustainable development without addressing women’s empowerment, gender-equality and discrimination and violence,” he noted, also calling for the inclusion of young people’s voices in decision-making. read more

Fibre optic lighting technology offers new solutions for mining and mine safety

first_imgRSL Fibre Systems is breaking new ground with fibre optic remote source lighting solutions. Its award-winning technology – presently used on US Navy warships for safe, rugged deployment in the most demanding environments – offers improved safety, productivity, and mine rescue support. With this technology there is no likelihood of hazardous ignition from the lighting transmission or display system. Because there is no electricity in the fibre optic cable, the danger of shock or electrocution is eliminated. Passive, non-electrical luminaires (light fixtures) virtually eliminate risk of explosion – and luminaires never need maintenance or replacement.Efficient illumination of mine operations is key to productivity – and miner safety. RSL’s durable, low-maintenance non-electrical lighting technology can be incorporated into mining equipment, such as continuous miners, to ensure reliable, high-output illumination of mine working sections with significantly reduced downtime.In the unfortunate event of a mine incident, support systems for mine rescue teams are critical to miner survivability. RSL is working with such teams and with mine rescue system manufacturers to identify ways that rugged, reliable and safe remote source lighting technology can enhance the capabilities of these systems with the goal of improving rates of survivability.Small, cool luminaires and fibre optic cables can be safely deployed to multiple search and rescuetarget zones and reach into the smallest of crevices. Non-EMI/RFI emitting cables and luminaires won’t interfere with radios or electronic equipment. Di-electric fibre optic cable is thin and flexible and can be used in standing water or muddy locations without risk of electric shock. Portable illuminators are quickly and easily deployed and can distribute light over significant distances.last_img read more

LG develops 55inch TV with 34mm bezel

first_imgEver since flat screen TVs replaced CRTs there has been an ongoing battle between manufacturers to make them bigger and/or thinner. Consumer models now top out at 60-inches, any bigger and you pay thousands more for them. The displays have also got picture frame-thin and much lighter than previous generations making wall-hanging a simple task.So we have huge, thin, lightweight TVs. Where else can manufacturers tighten up the design? It turns out there’s one more area that could be made thinner: the bezel.Samsung impressed us first with its 8000 series TV and a bezel that only measured around 10mm. It’s still noticeable, but that’s more to do with the fact they decided to make it shiny silver rather than a matt or satin finish.At 10mm with the TV on it’s almost as if the bezel isn’t there, but LG has decided to go a step further and has decreased the size of the bezel a lot more. The company’s latest 55-inch display achieves a 3.4mm bezel on its upper and left sides. The lower and right sides are just 1.9mm making this officially the thinnest bezel on a TV (so far).Now a 55-inch display should be big enough for any home, but if you put two of these together the gap in the middle is only going to be 5.3mm. You will still notice it, but I doubt it would ruin your viewing experience.The panel will display 1920 x 1080 resolution and has a brightness rated at 800cd/m2. Understandably, LG is aiming this at the commercial sector for those wanting large digital signage. But I’m sure if you had the space four of these on the wall would be a tempting proposition, although I’d settle for one.Hopefully we’ll get to see images and video footage of the new TV in actions next week. LG is setting up a 3 x 3, 165-inch configuration for the FPD International 2011 show being held October 26-28 in Japan.via Tech-On!last_img read more

New education man in town

first_imgVasileios Gkogas is aware he has big shoes to fill as he takes over from Charalambos Ladopoulos as Consul General of Greece for Education but says he is more than happy to keep going with the work Ladopoulos has done. But it’s his connection to Australia already that many may not know about. Gkogas made his first trip to Australia, as a 20-year-old, to complement his degree in teaching, which he completed in Greece. It was at that time he truly fell in love with Australia. “I love Australia, it’s part of my personal and family history. When I was six, I was ready to immigrate to Australia because three of my mother’s sisters live here in Australia. One is in Tasmania and the other two are in Melbourne. “When I came here in 1980, I fell in love with Australia. It reminds me a lot of Greece, very warm, the people are open so I am happy to be back here in Melbourne.” In his first week in office, he says his priority is to become familiar with Melbourne and to “find somewhere to live”. “I have a lot to do,” Gkogas tells Neos Kosmos of the mammoth task ahead for the next three years. “I want to try and meet all the people around Australia who are involved with Greek education. I want to communicate with the schools, the community, to speak to everyone in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide who are involved.” From then, it’s business time for the Consul General of Greece for Education. He will be creating initiatives to promote the inclusion of Greek education in Australia. Gkogas, like his predecessor, comes from a primary school teaching background. Having worked in Greece for 28 years as a teacher and five years in Germany, Gkogas also has degree in Fine Art, Painting and Museology, and speaks fluent German and English. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Terens Quick persona non grata in Australia says the PanMacedonian Federation

first_imgThe Pan-Macedonian Federation of Australia issued a strongly worded statement, deeming Greece’s Deputy Foreign Minister Terens Quick as ‘persona non grata’ in Australia.The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of issues of the Diaspora is scheduled to visit Australia in March.The main purpose of Mr Quick’s trip will be to attend the third annual edition of the ‘Nostos – Return to roots’ forum, an initiative bringing together the diaspora of Greece, Cyprus and Egypt. Developed as part of a signed a cooperation protocol of the three countries on diaspora issues, the forum aims to establish a common strategy and joint actions in different Greek diaspora centres. The ‘Nostos’ forum will take place in Melbourne on 25-26 March 2019. A day before the forum, the Deputy Foreign Minister will visit Adelaide to participate in the annual celebration of the Greek National Day.The Pan-Macedonian Federation urges Mr Quick to reconsider.Signed by Peter Jasonides, coordinator of the executive board of the Pan-Macedonian Associations (which includes the Pan-Macedonian Associations of Melbourne and Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland), the statement refers to “journalist and politician, former member of ANEL and appointed deputy minister of foreign affairs of the SYRIZA government, Terens Spencer Nicholas Quick,” stressing that he is not wanted nor welcome in Australia and demands the cancellation of his arrival, “in order to avoid any ridicule and outbursts.”The Pan-Macedonian Federation of Australia also states that organised groups of Macedonians and the Hellnism will stage intense protests wherever Mr Quick appears, “in public or even private space (churches, halls and buildings) and calls “the government of Athens not to provoke the Australian Hellenism’s public sentiment.”The Federation had moved to a similar declaration, in anticipation of the Greek President, Prokopis Pavlopoulos’ scheduled visit to Australia, which was subsequently cancelled.It is unclear whether this attitude is shared among the other Greek Australian Associations, or if it represents the views of the majority of the Greek community in Australia. So far, there has been no reaction by the organisers of the events in Adelaide and Melbourne. Neos Kosmos also approached the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs for comment, to no avail. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Quebecor World Sells European Operations

first_imgQuebecor’s European operations produce magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, direct mail products and directories. They include 17 printing and related facilities employing approximately 3,500 people in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Spain and Sweden.The sale is not subject to the approval of either Quebecor World’s or HHBV’s shareholders. The only condition to closing, according to Quebecor, is court approval. Quebecor World has agreed to sell its European operations to a group of Netherlands-based investors, the Hombergh/De Pundert Group, for more than $200 million. The transaction is expected to close in June.According to Quebecor World CEO Jacques Mallette, the sale is “an important step in our restructuring activities that we believe should enable us to exit creditor protection in North America as a stronger player in our industry.”Earlier this year, Quebecor filed for bankruptcy protection and announced that it had entered into a $1 billion financing deal with Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. Under the terms of the acquisition, HHBV has deposited nearly $80 million in escrow to be released to Quebecor once the deal is finalized. HHBV also will assume about $100 million of net debt, and a $33.5 million five-year note bearing interest at 7 percent per year, which will be payable to Quebecor World following finalization of the deal.last_img read more