Bastian Schweinsteiger left out of Manchester United’s Europa League squad

first_imgBastian Schweinsteiger has been left out of Manchester United’s Europa League squad by coach Jose Mourinho, as the midfielder continues to be marginalised at the club. (Latest Football stories)World Cup winner Schweinsteiger signed a three-year deal at United last year after moving to Old Trafford from Bayern Munich, but has failed to feature under Mourinho since the Portuguese coach replaced Louis van Gaal this summer.Having made 18 league appearances last season, the 32-year-old appears to have no future at United and has been training with the reserve team after Mourinho confirmed that it would be “very difficult” for him to play for the club again.The transfer window closed with Schweinsteiger still with United, although his chances of featuring under Mourinho appear slim, particularly after he was overlooked for the 27-man Europa League squad released by UEFA on Saturday.United have included teenage defenders Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe as they look to qualify from Group A, which also contains Feyenoord, Fenerbahce and Zorya Luhansk.They begin their campaign away in Rotterdam on Sept. 15.Schweinsteiger made his final appearance for Germany in a 2-0 friendly victory over Finland in Moenchengladbach on Wednesday after announcing his retirement from international football in July.last_img read more

Chelsea team news & likely line up

first_imgChelsea return home after a 2,300 mile round trip to Belarus in the Europa League to face more familiar opposition of Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Maurizio Sarri rotated heavily but his side are already through to the last 32 of the Europa League after winning all of their Group L matches so far.Everton are not seventeen games unbeaten like Chelsea, but they go into their away trip having won four of their last five league games.Chelsea Injuries Chelsea star Eden Hazard is building up his fitness after returning to action against Crystal Palace last weekend, before starting against BATE on Thursday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Olivier Giroud and Ethan Ampadu also featured against BATE, leaving Sarri with a clean bill of health ahead of the weekend.Olivier Giroud Chelsea BATEChelsea Suspensions Neither Chelsea nor Everton have any players out with suspensions ahead of Sunday’s clash, while there are no players in danger of bans should they pick up yellow cards.Chelsea Potential Starting Line-Up Hazard is expected to start his second match in a row as Chelsea look to name their strongest XI after rotating heavily in the Europa League.Morata is establishing himself as the first choice striker again with six goals so far and a recent upturn in form that helped him to a double against Palace.The players rested against BATE included the likes of Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz, with the trio set to return to the first eleven against Everton.Chelsea predicted XIEverton Team News Everton have had problems with injuries earlier in the season but they appear to have all their players back ahead of the Chelsea game.Phil Jagielka and Jonjoe Kenny have been back in training and complete a full list of fit players.However, Kurt Zouma will miss out due to the terms of his loan from Chelsea. Marco Silva will have to make alternative plans, as Zouma has been a regular starter so far this season.TV channel & kick-off time The match at Stamford Bridge kicks off at 14:15 BST on Sunday and it will be shown on Sky Sports in the UK.Best Opta Match Facts Chelsea are unbeaten in 23 home Premier League games against Everton (W13 D10) since losing 0-1 in November 1994. In all competitions, Everton have won none of their last 28 visits to Stamford Bridge against Chelsea (D11 L17). Only one team has ever had a longer winless away run against an opponent in Premier League history than Everton’s current 23 against Chelsea – Spurs went 25 away games without a win at Stamford Bridge between 1993 and 2016. Chelsea are looking to remain unbeaten in their opening 12 games to a top-flight season for only the second time, also doing so in 2014-15 (unbeaten in first 14). If Chelsea avoid defeat here, Maurizio Sarri will set a new record for longest unbeaten start in the competition by a manager (12 games), overtaking Frank Clark’s 11 games in 1994. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more


first_imgJLR India sales up 66% in Jan-Jun periodMumbai, Jul 10 (PTI) Jaguar Land Rover India todayreported a 66 per cent increase in sales at 2,579 units in thefirst half of 2018 buoyed by a strong product portfolio.Rohit Suri, president and managing director of theTatas-run company, said, “We have seen tremendous growth onthe back of new launches like the Range Rover Velar, EvoqueConvertible and the Model Year 2018 Range Rover and RangeRover Sport.”These, coupled with dedicated retail and after salesinitiatives have helped us register a solid growth of 66 percent in the first half of 2018 at 2,579 units.”Other luxury brands also did well with the marketleader Mercedes-Benz clocking 12.4 per cent more volumes at8,061 units and the number two player BMW selling 13 per centmore units at 5,171.Swedish player Volvo reported over 30 per cent spikein volumes at 1,242 units in the first half of 2018.The third largest player Audi has not yet disclosedits half-yearly sales figures. PTI BEN SSSS SS SSlast_img read more

Boateng: NFL fans rooting against the Patriots

first_imgBundesliga Boateng: A lot of fans will be hoping Patriots don’t win Super Bowl Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 23:00 2/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bundesliga Bayern München The German hailed the dominance of the Pats and also revealed he might be interested in a change of career at the end of his playing days Jerome Boateng describes the New England Patriots as “incredible” ahead of Super Bowl LII on Sunday, but concedes that many NFL fans would be rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles.The Patriots come into the Minneapolis showdown as defending champions having beaten the Atlanta Falcons last year. Their recent dominance has turned some fans off, leaving neutrals cheering for the opposition this weekend.Bayern Munich defender Boateng nonetheless says the Patriots deserve immense credit for their consistency. “It’s very interesting,” the World Cup winner tells Goal. “Two very strong teams and I think a lot of fans don’t want the Patriots to win it again! Kind of boring… 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 “But you have to give them credit, what they are doing is incredible. You see every year different teams in the playoffs but they are there every year. They are focussed, they are on point.”Boateng has a friendship with New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and admits he could be tempted by a spell as an NFL kicker once his career is at an end.“If I am good enough, why not?” he says of the possibility. “I think it’s interesting to go in another sport. But I have to see if I am good enough if I can kick the ball far enough!”The NFL season has again been dominated by headlines surrounding the #TakeAKnee National Anthem protests started by ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016. Boateng says he can understand the reasons behind the players’ protests and is fully behind the campaign.“Of course I follow it,” he says. “It’s a very interesting thing to watch and for me it’s understandable.“It’s a very big thing in the U.S. and I live in Europe it’s not that big here but of course we follow it and I support this.”NFL Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ersBoateng has previously used his influence and fame to raise awareness for anti-racism and anti-slavery campaigns and says high-profile athletes should lend their voice to these kinds of issues.“I think it’s very important,” he says. “It’s very sad that we still have this these days so we have to step up and to find solutions.”last_img read more

What Jalen Hurts’ Father Said About His First Game At Oklahoma

first_imgJalen Hurts rushes the ball during his debut at Oklahoma.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs in the backfield against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts set the college football world on fire with his debut at Oklahoma on Sunday night, jumping right into the Heisman Trophy race after one game with the Sooners.The former Alabama quarterback totaled more than 500 yards of offense and six touchdowns during Oklahoma’s win over Houston in Norman on Sunday evening.Hurts’ father was a proud man watching from the stands.ESPN interviewed Averion Hurts during the contest. The Oklahoma quarterback’s dad was impressed with what he was seeing.“We’re just happy for him and he’s waited a long time for this,” Averion Hurts said, per 247Sports. “He’s back where he was meant to be and you could say he’s blessed. I’m happy for him and the team most importantly. Playing Houston, being from Houston, that’s a little extra too.”The Hurts family is from Texas, making the Week 1 win over Houston extra special.Hurts’ father added that he liked what he was seeing from Lincoln Riley’s offense. Hurts is following two Heisman Trophy winners in Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield at the position. Perhaps he’ll be next.“Coach Riley said it, they kind of unleashed him,” Averion Hurts said. “(Rushing) is a good thing, but for me, his passing has been really well. He missed 1 or 2, but it’s been a great game and a great game plan.”Hurts finished the game with 332 passing yards and three touchdowns. He added 176 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.Oklahoma returns to the field in Week 2 against South Dakota this Saturday.last_img read more

March Of Dimes Presents Imagine A World Premiere Event

first_imgInspired by the idea that every baby deserves to grow and change the world, the March Of Dimes presents the Imagine A World premiere event. Through this interactive pop-up experience, guest can imagine a world where every baby is born healthy!The red-carpet premiere will kick off a two-day exhibit located in LA Live in the heart of Los Angeles. The event takes place in a magical dome designed to capture the whimsy, imagination and innocence of childhood. Family-friendly displays and activities encourage participants to engage with the experience and share their stories via social media.Expected guests include Naya Rivera (Glee), Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami), Anne Geddes (Artist/Photographer), Derek Fisher (Former NBA Player) and Gloria Govan (Basketball Wives LA), Christy Carlson Romano (Even Stevens), Adrianna Costa (Extra), Nathan Kress (Pinky Malinky), Rachel Roy (Designer), Julie Steines (Children’s Author) with Norbert The Dog (Influencer), Terra Jole (Little Women: LA), Anna Trebunskaya (Dancing With The Stars), Rachel Harris (Lucifer), Brett Dalton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Rob Huebel (Transparent), Annie Wershching (24), Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3), Albert Tsai (Dr. Ken) and other celebrities to be announced.WHEN:Thursday, November 9thRed Carpet: 5:30pmEvent: 5:30-8:00pmWHERE:LA Live: Microsoft Square800 West Olympic BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90015last_img read more

Wetsuweten chef turned activist in Quebec ready to take on the politicians

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsOn a cold, snowy Wednesday in Montreal, Marlene Hale finds herself huddled outside with two dozen activists who are hoping to get a word in with Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna who was in the city to make an announcement.“What is she doing to protect the environment as a minister?” said Hale when asked what she was going to put to McKenna.“I would like for her to really, really take a second look at many things, not just oil and gas but the coal that is going into Telkwa region B.C. north.”Hale wasn’t always politically active.She’s a chef by trade.But that all changed earlier this month when the RCMP raided an anti-pipeline camp on the Wet’suwet’en woman’s territory.“I was just innocently making bannock, and serving it,” said Hale of January 7 – the day 14 people were arrested at the Gidimt’en camp in British Columbia.  “and all of a sudden the world just changes on a dime.”Having spent the last seven years living in Montreal, Hale felt compelled to contribute to the anti-pipeline struggle back home even though she lives thousands of kilometres away.So she’s taken it upon herself to chase after the upper echelons of the federal government.Hale has already had success speaking to high level government officials.Hale was able to ask questions on behalf of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to Justin Trudeau at a recent town hall in Saint-Hyacinthe QC last Friday.“I was nervous,” said Hale. “I was the second to last question, I didn’t know if I was going to get picked to ask it.”When her opportunity arrived, Hale pressed Trudeau on what she called a flawed consultation process with her people.“The Wet’suwet’en have demonstrated in the Supreme Court over and over again that the hereditary chiefs are the decision makers on our land,” Hale asked Trudeau “Yet you tout the agreements with the federal band councils as a victory for this enormous project.”Trudeau’s response agreed that the consultation process needs to be improved.“We need to support you in the creation of a process that  will bring those voices together in a unified process so that we can seek  consent for energy projects,” replied Trudeau “What we’ve seen this past week is the fact that the processes we have right now are not yet the right processes.”Hale says she appreciates the way Trudeau took the time to respectfully answer her questions, although she thinks that he fails to understand that in the opinion of many Wet’suwet’en, it’s only the consent of the hereditary chiefs that matter.As for McKenna, Hale didn’t get a chance to speak with the minister personally, but one of the activists she is working with will attempt to read a statement on her behalf.“Suddenly everybody knows that I’m the only Wet’suwet’en in Quebec, but that’s okay, I’m just here to spread the message, to spread the word, spread my culture and my people and the fight we have ahead of us.”Hale isn’t sure what the next move will be, but she’s not intending to stop until the pipeline issue on her territory is over. Even if it means putting bannock baking on read more

Warning of regional effect Annan urges extension of UN mission in Ethiopia

Mr. Annan made his remarks in his latest situation report covering the activities of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) since March and ahead of its current end of mandate on 30 September, while he also drew attention to instability across the whole of the Horn of Africa region.“Four years after the 2002 decision of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission, I remain deeply concerned about the stalemate in the Ethiopia-Eritrea peace process. This is an untenable situation, which, if allowed to fester, could lead intentionally or unintentionally to events with disastrous consequences for the two countries and the whole region.”“The situation in the Horn of Africa remains politically tense and fragile. The continuing conflict in Somalia and the unresolved crisis affecting Darfur contribute to the instability affecting the region. Having the foregoing facts in mind, I recommend to the Security Council that it extend the mandate of UNMEE for six months, until 31 March 2007.”Mr. Annan also said the various arrests, detentions and expulsions of UNMEE international and locally recruited staff in recent months was “particularly troubling” and he repeated calls for all restrictions on the Mission to be lifted and those staff detained to be released without delay.He reiterated concerns that Ethiopia has not accepted the decisions of the Boundary Commission and also Eritrea’s refusal to continue to cooperate with the body, adding that the military situation in the Temporary Security Zone and the adjacent areas between the two sides remained tense, despite it being “generally stable” over the past six months.In an annex to the report, the Secretary-General presented an update on the proceedings of the Boundary Commission, which reopened its office in Addis Ababa in August while it still seeks Eritrea’s permission to reopen its Asmara field office.UNMEE monitors the ceasefire along the disputed border over which the two countries fought a war from 1998 to 2000, but its work has been hampered by both sides, in particular by Ethiopia’s refusal to accept the border set the Boundary Commission and restrictions imposed by Eritrea. read more

UN aid workers urge safe passage for civilians fleeing northern Iraq ahead

VIDEO: UN refugee agency warns that Iraqi civilians are likely to be used as human shields and face executions and shootings. “People are said to have been surviving on unclean water and bread for the past three to four months,” he told journalists. Those who fled have often had to walk in temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius for up to 20 hours at a time, amid shooting, and often leaving behind children, elderly and disabled who are too vulnerable for the trip. “Many talk of seeing dead bodies along the way, and there are reports that some were killed by extremist groups. Others appear to have died due to dehydration or illnesses,” said Mr. Mahecic. In the past four day, some 1,500 people arrived at nearby emergency sites managed by the UN International Migration Agency (IOM) In conjunction with partners, IOM and UNHCR have been treating arrivals with food and water, transporting them to hospitals, if needed, and helping them settle in camps. IOM is preparing additional aid for hundreds more arrivals expected in the coming days. “We fear that Iraqi civilians are likely to be held as human shields again and that attempts to flee could result in executions/shootings,” Andrej Mahecic, spokesperson at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told journalists in Geneva about the ongoing operations to retake the city. He also noted reports of people being denied access to safety and stopped along the way. “We call on all parties to the conflict to allow civilians to leave the conflict area and to access to safety,” Mr. Mahecic said. Thousands of civilians are believed to be in Tal Afar, which has been without aid since the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorist group took control of the surrounding communities in 2014. Since April this year, more than 30,000 people fled Tal Afar district, many living in camps sheltering other displaced families mainly from Mosul, some 65 kilometres south-west. Conditions in the district are believed to be “very difficult,” Mr. Mahecic said, noting a lack of food, water and electricity. read more

Steaua CSM Dinamo and Turda for Romanian title

← Previous Story IFK Kristianstad are the first qualifed for Swedish Play-Off Final Next Story → Montpellier to face RK Vardar, PSG Handball against HBC Nantes CSM BucharestDinamo BucharestRomanian handballSteaua handballTurda handball Three teams from capital Bucharest and the EHF Challenge Cup finalists Potaissa Turda will fight for the Romanian Championship title this season.The best team of regular part of the season, Steaua will meet CSM Bucharest at semi-final series, while on the other side, Dinamo Bucharest and Turda will decide about second finalist.Quarter-finals series:CSM Bucharest – Dobrogea Sud 2:1 (in victories)Dinamo Bucharest – Timisoara 2:1Steaua – Minaur Baia Mare 2:0Turda – Calarasi 2:0

Herring eggs A meal some Anchorage residents want to see more of

first_imgThe spring run of herring, when thousands of the small fish arrive in southeast waters, to spawn is a sure sign of spring. After the herring spawn, some of their roe makes its way to Anchorage.Download AudioIn Sitka, subsistence fishermen placed hemlock trees in the water, and herring lay clumps of eggs on the branches. The branches were cut off, and some were flown to Anchorage, where at least one Alaska Native Medical Center patient waited with anticipation:78-year-old Mamie Alexander says if she were home in Ketchikan, she’d be eating fish eggs by the plateful. For now, she’s happy to have it in a green salad. In fact, she’s so busy savoring the treat, she doesn’t want to pause to answer a hospital worker’s question:Dr. Gary Ferguson says a change in federal law allows health care providers to serve donations of traditional foods.“We want them to have traditional foods… Herring eggs on the menu… exciting,” Ferguson said.ANMC’s menu also includes dishes such as piruugax̂, or fish pie, salmon soup, salmon bacon, fiddlehead ferns, and reindeer pot pie.Ann Evan, of Nunapitchuk, names several dishes she ate growing up: dried white fish, fresh seal meat and muskrat with seal oil. She says it’s important for parents to keep feeding traditional foods to their children:“It’s more important to eat Eskimo food let the kids learn how to eat Eskimo food,” Evan said. “One of these days we might not have enough money to buy food and have to hunt some, Native food and some white food.”Dr. Ferguson says traditional foods offer patients rich nutritional benefits as well as a taste from home.last_img read more

SIIMA Awards 2019 Meet the winners from Kannada and Telugu films Photos

first_imgSIIMA Awards 2019 held in Qatar.PR HandoutThe SIIMA Awards in 2019 has reached a new territory as Qatar is hosting the eighth edition of the event, which is being held at Lusail Indoor Arena in Doha, on 15th and 16th of August.On the first day, awards were given to the people from Telugu and Kannada film industries. Whereas the second day is dedicated to Tamil and Malayalam films. [Crawl down to see the pics]Rocking Star Yash’s KGF: Chapter 1 has bagged big awards that includes Best Actor and Best Director. Whreas Rangasthalam from Tollywood walked away with major honours. Check out the winners’ list below:Telugu:Best Debut Telugu Actor (Female): Paayal Rajput for RX 100 Best Supporting Role (Female): Anasuya Bharadwaj for Rangasthalam Supporting Role 2019 (Telugu) for Rangasthalam. Best Actor Critics (Telugu): Vijay Devarakonda Best Actor in Leading Role Award (Telugu): Ramcharan for Rangasthalam Best Actress in Lead Role in Telugu (Female): Keerthy Suresh for Mahanati Best Director (Telugu): Allu Aravind Best comedian (Telugu): Satya for Chalo Best Debutant Director (Telugu): Ajay Bhupathi for RX100 Best Music Director (Telugu): Devi Sri Prasad for Rangasthalam Best Playback Singer Female (Telugu): MM Manasi for ‘Rangamma Mangamma’ in Rangasthalam Best Play Back Singer Male (Telugu): Anurag Kulkarni for ‘Pilla Ra’ in RX 100. Best Lyrics Writer (Telugu): Chandra Bose for ‘Yentha Sakkagunave’ in Rangasthalam. Best Cinematographer (Telugu): Rathnavelu for RangasthalamKannada:Best Debut Kannada Actor (Female): Anupama Gowda for Aa Karaala Ratri Best Actor in Leading Role (Kannada): Yash for KGF Best Director (Kannada): Prashanth Neel Best Actor in Negative Role: Dhananjaya for Tagaru Best Debutant Director (Kannada): Mahesh Kumar for Ayogya Best Lyrics Writer (Kannada): Chetan Kumar for Yennammi Yennammi from Ayogya Best Cinematographer (Kannada): Bhuvan Gowda for KGF Best comedian (Kannada): Prakash Thuminad for Sarkar.Hi.Pra.Shaale.Kasaragodu Best Playback Singer Female (Kannada): Ananya Bhat for ‘Hold on’ from Tagaru Best Actress in Supporting Role in Kannada (Female): Archana Jois for KGFThe organisers of the show say that the event will have the presence of over 600 celebrities from four Southern film industries. Around 200 notable personalities that include Chiranjeevi, Mohanlal and Yash are attending SIIMA Awards 2019. For more Pics 1/5 Yash Bagged Best Actor Award for KGF.SIIMA AwardsRadikaa in conversation with Vijay Devarakonda at SIIMA Awards 2019.SIIMA AwardsSharmika Mandre, Shanvi and Keerthy Suresh spotted at SIIMA Awards 2019.PR HandoutNidhhi Agerwal Performs at SIIMA Awards 2019.PR HandoutChiranjeevi in a chat with Saikumar.PR HandoutPreviousNextShriya Saran, Vijay Devarakonda, Radhika Sarathkumar, Chiranjeevi, Allu Aravind, Ram Charan, Keerthy Suresh, Rajendra Prasad, Sudheer Babu, Prakash Raj, Raai Laxmi, Niddhi Agerwal and Payal Rajput are among the prominent names from Tollywood who graced the awards function on Thursday evening.Whereas from Sandalwood, Yash, Saikumar, Anupama Gowda, Sharmila Mandre, Rachitha Ram, Simran, Sonika Gowda, Manvitha Harish, Shanvi Srivastava, Danish Sait, Tejaswini Prakash, Advith Shetty and Nidhi Subbaiah are attending the event on Thursday, 15 August.The event will be incomplete without the performances of our actors. Devi Sri Prasad, Shriya Saran, Raai Laxmi, Andrea Jaremiah, Manvitha Harish, Shanvi Srivatsava, Sharmiela Mandre, Nikhila Vimal, Oviya, Nidhhi Agerwal, Ashika Ranganath and many others will entertain the guests at the two-day event.last_img read more

Warner Bros Plans New Matrix Movie in World Where Speed Racer Exists

first_imgStay on target ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ Is the Great New ‘Speed R…Game of the Year: Speed Racer (The Movie) About twenty years ago there was a movie called The Matrix, an awesome, smart, original sci-fi film that felt like it fell out of the future. It was followed by a weird anime anthology and some questionable but profitable sequels (Reloaded is unwatchable whereas Revolutions is at least interesting bad). Regardless, the visionary writer/directors The Wachowskis could rest easy knowing they had made a huge, positive impact on pop culture before crafting their true cinematic masterpiece Speed Racer.However, because brands can never die, Warner Bros. is threatening to reboot (no pun intended) the Matrix franchise. Details are scarce. Creed star Michael B. Jordan has been floated as a possible headliner which could be okay. But the Wachowskis aren’t necessarily involved yet, which defeats the entire point. If even the Wachowskis couldn’t make good Matrix movies after the first one, why should we trust some outsider?The most concerning tidbit from this Hollywood Reporter scoop, though, is that this might lead to a whole universe of dumb new Matrix movies. Imagine a Morpheus spin-off, a Tank solo film, a movie about Hugo Weaving loving cookies. Like a computer virus, these pointless films could self-replicate for all time destroying everything in their path. I guess WB just wants to fulfill its destiny as Bizarro Disney by having a bad Star Wars counterpart to complement DC; it’s a bad Marvel counterpart. At least an R-rating is a better fit for The Matrix than for Superman.If you think your Matrix nostalgia might cause you to mistakenly think this is a good idea, just watch Keanu Reeves kick butt and be excellent in the new John Wick films instead.The Matrix Trilogy available on Amazon.Speed Racer available on Amazon.last_img read more

Han Solos Jacket from Empire Strikes Back could bring in more than

Han Solos Jacket from Empire Strikes Back could bring in more than

first_imgFew would dispute that there’s something irresistible about Harrison Ford’s Han Solo — and never more so than in The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. Throughout, Han Solo and Princess Leia spar like an intergalactic Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, with Carrie Fisher insisting, “I’d just as soon kiss a Wookie.” But later, as the captured Han is about to be frozen for transport, it all comes out.“I love you,” Leia declares in front of everyone, including Darth Vader.“I know,” Han answers.It’s not many men who could carry off that line. However, doing so could become a little easier for the person who dons the jacket worn by Harrison Ford in the film.Han Solo’s jacket, as worn by Harrison Ford in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, in front of costumes from Rogue One: A Star Wars story, on display at the Prop Store head office near Rickmansworth ahead of the Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on September 20th. Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty ImagesIt just so happen that jacket s going up for auction in September 2018. You’ll need deep pockets to wear this particular jacket. It’s expected to fetch up to $1.3 million.The blue-gray garment “is one of 600 lots going under the hammer at the movie memorabilia event in London,” according to the BBC.Other Star Wars goodies: A  Stormtrooper helmet from A New Hope is expected to fetch up to $75,000. (Well, what did you expect? They were the interchangeable bad guys.) And here’s something interesting for those who winced at Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker in Revenge Of The Sith. His lightsaber from the film is likely to draw bids of more than $100,000.Harrison Ford reprised the role of Han Solo for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. Photo by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 3.0It’s indisputably Harrison Ford who turns film artifacts into gold, though. In June, a blaster used by Ford in Return of the Jedi sold at an auction in New York for $550,000, reports the BBC.From other corners of pop culture, Marty McFly’s Back to the Future Part II hoverboard and Johnny Depp’s Edward Scissorhands costume will be on sale. Also going up for bids is the robe worn by Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club, as well as Forrest Gump‘s Bubba Gump Shrimp hat, worn by Tom Hanks.Top 10 Han Solo MomentsAuction house Prop Store said the sale would include “some of the most iconic cinematic artifacts of our time.”According to The Telegraph, Stephen Lane, chief executive of Prop Store said: “Our auction on September 20, 2018, will once again raise the bar, presenting some of the most iconic cinematic artifacts of our time.Han Solo’s costume and blaster from Episode VI. Photo by Michael Barera CC BY-SA 4.0“We look forward to bringing together a global audience of film fans and collectors to London’s Odeon BFI Imax for the two-week preview exhibition.”What is it about Han Solo that makes him such a fan favorite? It can’t be just the fact that he made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.There’s a rumor that in writing the character, George Lucas based Han Solo on his friend, director Francis Ford Coppola, after he witnessed him commandeering the set of Apocalypse Now. But there is another rumor that originally Lucas wrote Han as an alien with green skin and no nose. Fortunately, he changed his mind.George Lucas. Photo by Nicolas genin – Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0Since Lucas had already used Harrison Ford, then a little-known actor, in a small role in American Graffiti, he initially didn’t want to cast Ford as Solo. He didn’t want to use any of the Graffiti cast. Others considered for Solo ranged from Al Pacino to Bill Murray to Burt Reynolds to Jack Nicholson.Ford was hired to rehearse lines with other actors, nothing more, but reportedly Lucas was won over by his performance, and decided to cast him in the pivotal role. Another story has it that Ford, a trained carpenter, was able to get a job installing a door at American Zoetrope, where Star Wars auditions were being held, and won Lucas’s attention.Read another story from us: Billy Dee Williams to return to Star Wars franchise playing Lando CalrissianAccording to Huffington Post, Ford had an edge that Lucas liked. “Harrison was the funnier, goofier one – but he could also play mean,” the director reportedly said.Once he was cast, however, Ford struggled with some of the dialogue. He famously said to Lucas in frustration, “George, you can type this s—t, but you sure can’t say it.”Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of historical thrillers for Touchstone Books. For more information, go to read more

New local music columnist Manuel Montero

first_imgManuel Montero Remember the first time you heard your favorite song? It could have been on the radio, could have been on an old record, or at a party somewhere. Maybe you had to wait to hear it again; maybe you ran out and bought it straight away. Whatever it was, it was bound to be an exciting moment. Yet, a vast majority of people choose to hang on to a select few favorites, for their own particular reasons. And that’s okay. But if you’re one of those adventurous folks who enjoy being surprised by new bands every now and then, I’d like to direct you to an unlikely source: Costa Rica.Up until a few years ago, Costa Rican bands were warriors. There was little or no support at all from local media, recording was expensive and pressing albums even more so. The advent of the Internet and the mass production of home studio technology made it easier for bands to record at home and distribute through digital channels. Because of this, recent years have seen a rise in the quality and diversity of local bands. And I don’t mean the cover band at the corner dive bar. I mean bands that create amazing new sounds that people enjoy. Bands that painstakingly record albums, play on the weekends and occasionally tour. Granted, the market is quite small, but all in all that only helps to provide a greater sense of adventure to what these creative minds are doing. And that’s as big a part of the music (or bigger even) as the TV in the hotel pool, right? It’s an exciting time for music in Costa Rica, and an even more exciting time for people who enjoy discovering new bands. Lots of bands have taken to writing in English, and with the Internet essentially dropping barriers related to art, you can find rhythms and genres from all over the world.So where do you start? Where should you focus your search for the next musical surprise? Well, for starters, here. I’ll be recommending bands, musicians, albums, shows and anything related to the local scene. Another good tip is to go to and search “Costa Rica.” You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much material you’ll find, most of which is available free or for a small fee, most of which goes directly to the artist. Give yourself the chance to discover new music. Let yourself be surprised. You won’t be let down.  Manuel Montero is the morning DJ at 104.7 Hit FM (, for which he also hosts and produces El Chivo, a weekly show on Latin American rock music. Additionally, he contributes to Facebook Comments No related posts. From the print editionWhen was the last time you discovered new music?If it was recently, then you probably know there’s a whole new meaning behind it. Apps are being designed around finding new tunes, and social networks are being created based on that seemingly simple concept. Because no matter how amazing “The Wall” is (it is, really), a lot of people still like being surprised by new music. last_img read more

North Korea gig fits well with iconic Slovenian bands image

North Korea gig fits well with iconic Slovenian bands image

first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall “We will adjust and adapt our program to the Korean situation and audience,” Novak said. “We will perform a gentle version of Laibach,”____Jovana Gec contributed from Belgrade, Serbia; Kim, Tong-hyung and Kim, Hyung-jin contributed from Seoul, South Korea.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home CORRECTS NAME – In this Thursday, July 16, 2015 photo taken in Ljubljana, Slovenia, leader of Slovenian conceptual band ‘Laibach’ Ivan Novak talks to The Associated Press during an interview, in front of the band’s posters at an exhibition. The group has announced they will hold two concerts in Pyongyang next month. The tour will coincide with the ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Korean peninsula’s liberation from Japanese colonization, and will include Laibach’s own music and popular Korean songs, band leader Novak said. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic) 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Novak said the band has always wanted to visit North Korea and remembers clearly the visit in 1977 to the country by then Yugoslav communist leader Josip Broz Tito. Novak rejected the possibility that the trip will amount to political support for the North Korean communist regime — viewed as an isolationist dictatorship in the West.“We never support the regime anywhere where we perform … but we do support the people who live there,” Novak said. He explained that the band has found inspiration for its art in North Korea’s “big stadium events, with their human pixels for instance.”“All Korea is practicing superb pop art. Superb,” he insisted. “From the point of view of art history, they should actually protect the whole country, they should put it in a museum of pop art.”Laibach concerts on Aug. 19-20 are planned for an audience of 1,000 each time. Several pop singers and bands from South Korea have performed in the north in the past, while British singer David Thomas Broughton has said he performed once for expats in North Korea. Laibach’s performance, however, will mark the first encounter with a visually charged band from the West. 0 Comments   Share   Check your body, save your life Sponsored Stories LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — For a band inspired by art in totalitarian regimes, a gig in North Korea is a dream come true.Slovenia’s iconic Laibach — whose music is described as a mixture of industrial rock and Kraftwerk-style electronics, but which is also known for its controversial use of authoritarian imagery — has recently announced it will play two concerts in Pyongyang next month.The tour will coincide with the ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Korean peninsula’s liberation from Japanese colonization, and will include Laibach’s own music as well as popular Korean songs, spokesman Ivan Novak told the Associated Press. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies “Originally, we invited ourselves and then they invited us,” Novak said.Formed in 1980, when Slovenia was still part of Communist-run Yugoslavia, Laibach immediately stirred controversy with its name — German for Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana — and because it used a black cross as one of its symbols.This alone was enough for an official ban by the regime born out of anti-fascist struggle during World War II, which formally came into force in 1983 after Laibach locked the door of a concert hall and played the sound of a dog barking extremely loudly for almost half an hour.For the next few years, Laibach moved abroad. The group’s visual style included wearing military uniforms on stage and toying with Socialist-era imagery while playing almost martial-style songs, sung in a husky, deep voice.Despite being criticized as too dark, the band has always insisted that it is in fact exploring the relation between ideology, politics and art. One of its main slogans states that “art and totalitarianism do not exclude each other.”Over the years, Laibach has gained an important place on Slovenia’s art scene — the band’s retrospective currently is part of an exhibition of the Neue Slowenishe Kunst (New Slovenian Art) movement at the Modern Gallery in Ljubljana.last_img read more

Obamas top initiative to aid Africa is now in jeopardy

first_img Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Building power plants takes time, and Power Africa officials say it’s more instructive to look at deals closed rather than the number of power plants already built. In an annual report for Power Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development said last July that 2,792 megawatts of electricity will be generated as a result of deals that have closed; that’s roughly one-a quarter of Obama’s goal.USAID also said Power Africa had leveraged more than $18 billion in private sector financing. It is not clear how much of that resulted directly from U.S. efforts.Power Africa declined to provide updated figures on how many megawatts will be created by deals that have closed. Officials said they are on track to meet Obama’s goal.Yet chronic power shortages and rolling blackouts continue to stymie development and make life harder for hundreds of millions of Africans. The president’s objective is to expand access to power to 20 million households and businesses through new gas, oil, solar, wind and other power plants.Vera Songwe, the West and Central Africa regional director for the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corp., said Obama’s program does not set out to fund all the continent’s energy needs, but rather spur the private sector’s interest in taking on that challenge. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall The bank, denounced by conservative critics as corporate welfare, said it had several billion dollars of Power Africa projects in the pipeline. But none can move ahead unless lawmakers reauthorize the bank.For American companies, that could mean losing out to competitors such as China. Beijing is investing heavily in Africa and would be happy to see Chinese companies get the contracts to build and equip power plants in Africa.Andy Herscowitz, Power Africa’s coordinator, said companies with access to financing help from their governments have a competitive advantage.“There are plenty of investors interested in investing in Africa, and a lot of great ideas, but you’ve got to get to bankability,” Herscowitz said in an interview.For Obama, the snag illustrates how Power Africa, slow to get off the ground, may fall far short of his lofty ambitions. Two years after the president announced the program during a visit to South Africa, the program has yet to add any megawatts of electricity to Africa’s overburdened, underdeveloped grid.Obama may now find it harder to persuade African leaders that he has maximized his opportunity as America’s first black president to make African development a U.S. priority. Although this week’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia will be Obama’s third to sub-Saharan Africa as president, his global agenda has focused chiefly on Asia and the Middle East. Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama returns to Africa this week, his major initiative to help the continent double access to electricity is in jeopardy, undermined by Congress.Of the $7 billion that Obama set aside for Power Africa, $5 billion fell under the auspices of the now-defunct Export-Import Bank, which guarantees loans to foreign companies buying U.S.-made products. Just $132 million in transactions had been approved before the bank’s charter expired last month, and now it cannot approve new ones. “Many of these U.S. companies are a bit shy about coming onto the continent. With Power Africa, there is a concerted effort by all the U.S. agencies to try to accompany U.S. businesses into Africa,” said Songwe, also a Brookings Institution scholar.The Export-Import Bank was an important part of that effort. Yet on June 30, the bank lapsed for the first time in its 81-year history.“Orders are on hold, business is in danger, potential expansions will stall, fewer employees will be hired if we do not get this done,” Obama said Wednesday, joined by executives of businesses aided by the bank.In the Senate, the bank’s supporters hope to add reauthorization to a must-pass highway bill. The Senate voted 62-36 on Tuesday to take up the bill, setting it up for likely passage next week.But the highway legislation may run into trouble. The House has passed its own, shorter highway bill that leaves out the Export-Import Bank, and House Republicans oppose the Senate bill.___Reach Josh Lederman on Twitter at © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

Sedona Suites Ho Chi Minh Citys new Grand Tower celebrates the openin

Sedona Suites Ho Chi Minh Citys new Grand Tower celebrates the openin

first_imgGrand Two Bedroom – Guest RoomSedona Suites Ho Chi Minh City’s new Grand Tower celebrates the openingSedona Suites Ho Chi Minh City’s (HCMC) Grand Tower invites families, friends and business travelers to make memories and experience the convenience and luxury that only the property can offer. Located in the heart of HCMC’s CBD in District 1 along Le Loi Boulevard, Sedona Suites provides a central location for guests to explore the cultural and family-friendly attractions of the city, especially over the upcoming weeks of school holidays on the calendar for most travelers. Guests are urged to book now to take advantage of the Grand Tower Opening Offer which provides complimentary WiFi, daily housekeeping, and discounted nightly rates.In Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is still commonly referred, modern office skyscrapers intermingle with Asian style landmarks and food stalls along the street, creating a unique, dynamic urban area. The city is considered the best place in Vietnam for entertainment with an abundance of amusement parks and complexes with zoos, sceneries, water and non-water games – well-fitted for a family trip.And there’s no better place to stay with your family than Sedona Suites Ho Chi Minh City’s new Grand Tower conveniently housed within the city’s Saigon Centre. Guests can enjoy the host of retail, dining and lifestyle outlets located right downstairs at the retail mall at Saigon Centre, and walk to key amenities such as shops, markets, cultural sites, world-class dining and a host of entertainment and recreational options.Suites at the new Grand Tower are available in different configurations such as studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom for short- and long-term stay. A flexible design layout allows for select studio apartments to be combined with larger units to cater to families.Sedona Suites are known for contemporary design and warm hospitality.  On property, guests can enjoy luxury amenities including 24-hour concierge and security, laundry and dry-cleaning services, room service and airport transfers relieving the stress that might accompany traveling with family.  Recreational facilities include a swimming pool and three on-site restaurants serving various local and international cuisines so there is something for everyone to enjoy.Prices start from VND3,208,000++ per night and are now available for short- and long-term bookings. For more information or to book your stay, please call +84 28 3822 9888 or visit our website at: Sedona Hotels and SuitesThe name Sedona was derived from the pure white Dendrobium Sedona orchid, which was bred for the first time in 1984 at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Under the careful nurturing of its breeders, it finally bloomed in 1994 and was unveiled at the launch ceremony of Sedona Hotels. A thing of beauty, the Dendrobium Sedona perfectly optimises the level of warm, gracious and personable hospitality the Sedona brand strives to offer. Sedona Hotels & Suites is a collection of hotels and serviced apartments located in Yangon, Myanmar, as well as Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Sedona Hotels and Suites are managed by Keppel Land Hospitality Management. For more information, please visit Source = Sedona Hotels and Suiteslast_img read more

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good news The data are strangely absent from most discussions about the inadequacies of science education in the United States But a new report from the National Science Foundation (NSF) finds that the number of Americans pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering has risen sharply over the past decade and stands at an all-time high US politicians are constantly complaining that the nation’s system of higher education isn’t producing the high-tech workforce needed to keep the country’s economy competitive And one big reason they say is a lack of student interest in the so-called STEM (science technology engineering and mathematics) fields But the numbers at least for graduate education tell a different story An NSF analysis released today shows that graduate enrollment in science and engineering programs at US institutions increased 35% from 2000 to 2010 to a record 556532 What experts regard as an even more sensitive barometer of student interest has shot up even faster with first-time full-time graduate enrollment in STEM programs registering a 50% increase over the decade A closer analysis of the numbers which come from NSF’s annual Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering offers still more encouraging demographic news Although foreign students make up 30% of the total enrollment in US graduate science and engineering programs and while they constitute a majority in several fields their slice of the overall pie has not grown in the past decade Rather the pools of US citizens and those with temporary visas each grew by 35% Individuals and organizations trying to attract more women and minorities into careers in science and engineering also have cause for celebration The number of female graduate students in STEM fields grew by 40% over the decade outpacing the 30% growth rate for men Likewise the growth of Hispanic and African-American STEM graduate students rose by 65% and 50% respectively outpacing the 35% growth for the overall population The author of the report NSF’s Kelly Kang points out that the increasing interest in STEM degrees among US students is not a new phenomenon She says her analysis simply provides additional evidence of a decade-long trend That is certainly true On the other hand it can take a long time for politicians to abandon arguments based on outdated numbers and to embrace new data that make the opposite case The latest information from NSF has the potential to change minds and in turn influence the debate about preparing the next generation of US scientists and engineers Well Greene is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb The research team published their findings on the Mansourasaurus shahinae Monday in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution that you can build from The Lebanese authorities have made no official comment Kodaks chief executive An attorney for two other men sentenced to death for the crime said he would also approach the court soongajanan@time The pain is intense 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relations Funeral Service: Tuesday Devils Lake” says developmental biologist Igor Adameyko of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm” In September Though his roommate Ryan Nelson rescued him from the burning house in time to get his heart beating again we’re ready to go Penn photographed with a Polaroid SX-70 camera 1972 Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Dancers photographed from above with a Polaroid SX-70 camera 1972 Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Portrait of a child made with a Polaroid SX-70 camera 1972 Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Edwin H Land using one of his own creations a Polaroid Land Camera in 1972 Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images October 27 1972 cover of LIFE magazine Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images 1 of 11 Advertisement Polaroid used this years CES to showcase four new products that perfectly demonstrate that new mentality: The Cube an entry-level action camera about the size of four casino dice stacked together and designed by Ammunition a California-based firm headed up by former Apple designer Robert Brunner; the Zip an inkless mobile printer that makes two-by-three inch sticky-back prints of your smartphone snaps; the iZone a tiny zoom camera that uses your cellphone as a viewfinder; and the Socialmatic a rectangular Android-powered smart camera with a built-in inkless printer that harkens back to Polaroids days of yore Cube Polaroid Zip Polaroid All are novel colorful products aimed squarely at photography-obsessed millennials and teens And while you might not expect digitally-native kids to care much about instant-print photography in the days of Instagram and Snapchat Hardy said his new products have been a hit though he didnt share precise sales numbers "[Teens] have been born into digital born into touchscreens and having cameras with you on your phone" Hardy said "So to them to see a single-purpose device designed to print the photograph you just took is magic The biggest purchasers of our instant products are very much this teenage demographic who love instant photograph And what theyre doing is theyre taking photographs using our instant cameras and then they take those hard photos they just got and they get their phone out and they take a picture and upload it to Instagram” Polaroids getting in on the software game too Just before CES it announced a partnership with Blipfoto an online photography community that limits users to uploading only a single photo every day Blipfotos biggest selling point for users is that it can automatically cook up coffee table photo books after users are on the service for a year Those photo books says Hardy give new value to users photographs in a time when the sheer number of images we capture makes each one a little more ephemeral and a little less valuable "[Blipfoto] goes back to this concept of curation sharing and documenting and annotating something that has treasured value" Hardy said “Its not locked in your shoebox in the attic anymore its something that you can now share publicly but also turn into something physical" Blipfoto Founder Joe Tree told TIME that his users response to the Polaroid parternship which turned Blipfoto into Polaroid Blipfoto has been "overwhelmingly positive" a rare reaction in tight-knit Internet communities so often resistive to change of any kind Polaroid has no guarantee of instant success While some young users might flock to its new Socialmatic and Zip instant-printing devices it remains to be seen just how many millennials and teens really want tangible copies of their mobile photosespecially when the Socialmatic costs $299 the Zip $129 and the paper for either around $20 for 30 sheets And shortly after Polaroid introduced the $99 Cube camera GoPro which dominates the action camera market announced a $129 entry-level model called the Hero Still Hardy is confident theres plenty of room for the new Polaroid to keep developing "We werent surprised that GoPro felt like it needed to respond" he said "We just feel like our product addresses a much different demographic Were here to grow the market not steal share If we wanted to do a me-too product we would have There are guys out there that do me-too type products that dont have a brand and dont have any kind of DNA around them From our perspective thats just not how we want to go to market” Write to Alex Fitzpatrick at alexfitzpatrick@timecomAs fighting between government troops and Kurds in the countrys southeast escalates the leader of Turkeys pro-Kurdish opposition party has warned that the country risks being pushed into a serious internecine conflict The Associated Press reports that Selahattin Demirtas head of the Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) has accused the government of wanting “to create a civil war” His remarks come after crowds set fire to the HDP headquarters in Ankara torched the local headquarters in the southern city of Alanya and damaged several other party offices in at least six cities Tuesday night according to al-Jazeera The offices of two newspapers were also attacked as thousands of nationalist protesters took to the streets of the capital Ankara Istanbul and other cities Tuesday demonstrating against deadly attacks on security forces by the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in recent days The nationalists accuse the HDP of being the political wing of the PKK rebels a claim the HDP denies “It is not us (the HDP) who has taken the decision to start this war and intensify it” Demirtas said according to AP “They want to create a civil war and the last two days have been rehearsals for that” Demirtas has also questioned whether a general election scheduled for Nov 1 could go ahead while temporary military curfews were in place in dozens of areas in the countrys mainly Kurdish southeast the BBC reports The violent street demonstrations follow two deadly PKK assaults on security forces An army convoy was bombed Sunday killing 16 soldiers and on Tuesday 14 police officers lost their lives in an attack on their minibus In response to the bombings the Turkish military has stepped up its campaign against the rebels by launching air strikes on PKK bases in northern Iraq For the first time since a cease-fire began two years ago Turkey sent ground troops over the border into Iraq on Tuesday to hunt down Kurdish militants Violence between Turkey and Kurdish rebels has intensified since a 2013 ceasefire broke down in July when a suspected ISIS suicide bomber killed 32 people in the Turkish town of Suruc Write to Helen Regan at helenregan@timeasiacom Instead of a company that researches and designs cameras and other gear in-house because I cant take it This article originally appeared on EW when he took a leave of absence from office to seek treatment Republicans also are set to endorse candidates for ag commissioner His Excellency Alhaji Atiku Abubakar the well-being of the country and of Nigerians British-born J fulfilling the requirement that a machine needs several parts that can move relative to each other It touches almost every political nerve– from abortion to gun rights to Congressional funding to terrorism– and reminds us just how divided the country really is Freeman says his employment already makes recent hirings of SNL-minted on-camera stars to host NBC’s late-night offerings seem dully over-familiar Trump may have rehabilitated his fashion cred on Thursday nightKarie Kirschbaum a longtime Park River city official who died in 2014 Five persons were killed Tuesday as the farmers’ agitation? 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