Dortmund boss Sancho is something special

first_imgBorussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre expects Jadon Sancho to get even better given his incredible progressThe 18-year-old winger has enjoyed a stellar breakthrough campaign at Dortmund this season and made his England debut over the recent international break.Sancho’s impressive displays at Signal Iduna Park earned him a new long-term contract at Dortmund last month.Speaking ahead of their Bundesliga game with VFL Wolfsburg on Saturday, Favre hailed Sancho and his special achievements.“Of course he has a lot of potential. He’s only 18, and he’s already playing with the England national team,” said Favre, according to Daily Mail.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“At the age of 18, that’s something special, you don’t see it very often.“Of course he can still improve a lot, that’s quite normal and he knows that. But he’s already very good.”He added: “He knows that he still has to improve. He just has to keep working hard, keep working calmly, and needs to have a lot of fun.”Sancho has scored five goals and provided eight assists in 14 games across all competitions this season.last_img read more

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Heartbroken Ileana DCruz shares sad posts after breaking up with boyfriend Andrew

first_imgIleana D’Cruz and Andrew KneeboneinstagramIleana D’Cruz has always been private about her personal life. She had said that she doesn’t like to talk about it too much but it’s pretty much there for the world to see. The actress had been away from the showbiz for a while now and has been mostly in the news about her relationship with her long-time photographer boyfriend Andrew Kneebone. While everything was hunky-dory between the loving couple, it looks like troubles have now made home in their paradise.It has been learnt that Ileana and Andrew have broken up and apparently unfollowed each other on Instagram and deleted their photos. The Raid actress even posted sad and emotional messages on her Instagram stories to express her sad state. “You don’t really realize how heavy the weight is until you finally put it down,” Ileana posted an emotional quote on Instagram.In another post, Ileana shared a quote which clearly explained how she was left heartbroken after breaking up with her long-time boyfriend.”Ask yourself, are you ready to let go of the energy you have absorbed from other people that has hurt you. The thoughts, emotions, feelings, psychic information that did not belong to you, that prevented you from being clear about who you are,” Ileana posted.Take a look. Ileana D’CruzInstagram Ileana D’CruzInstagramlast_img read more

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BNP nominates GM Siraj for Bogura6 bypolls

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir hands over party letter to GM Siraj nominating him as a candidate for Bogura-6 by-polls. Photo: UNBBNP has finally kept trust in its former MP GM Siraj by allocating the party election symbol ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ for him to contest the by-election to Bogura-6 parliamentary seat, reports UNB.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday handed over a party letter to GM Siraj at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office nominating him as the candidate of ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ for the by polls. Siraj, also BNP’s Bogura district unit convener, got the party’s letter just a day before the schedule for the distribution of symbols by the returning officer. On 30 April, the parliamentary seat was declared vacant as Fakhrul did not to take oath of office though he was elected MP from the constituency in the 30-December polls.The by-polls to the Bogura-6 constituency will be held on 24 June, according to a schedule announced by the election commission on 8 May.As per the by-polls schedule, the deadline for the submission of nomination paper is 23 May, while the date for scrutinising nomination paper is 27 May and the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is 3 June.The eight-hour balloting period will begin at 9:00am instead of 8:00am in the by-election while Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in all the polling stations of the constituency.last_img read more

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Sports Monday Astros Retake First Place And Simone Biles Dominates in Return

first_img Listen X 00:00 /07:51 The Astros regained sole possession of first place Sunday, beating Oakland to take a one-game lead after the Athletics had pulled into a tie with Houston atop the AL West. And Justin Verlander earned his 200th career win. They face another key matchup with Seattle this week.Plus, Simone Biles dominated in her second competition of her comeback, winning her record fifth U.S. all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastic Championships. The Post Oak team continues play in the Little League World Series. The Texans beat the 49ers and are now 2-0 in the preseason. And the Rockets signed University of Houston star Rob Gray.We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine. Ben Margot/APWith a 9-4 win Sunday, Justin Verlander earned his 200th career victory and the Astros regained sole possession of first place in the AL West.center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

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Enemy of the State

first_imgI’ve watched every State of the Union Address since I graduated high school in 1983.But, not this year.I had no desire to listen to the sh*thole president blather on about what he’s done and what he’s going to do (too bad the Congressional Black Caucus didn’t have the guts to boycott the SOTU as they threatened), because everything Trump says is a lie, or is rooted in a lie. And that’s not hyperbole.I know that every president from George Washington (despite American mythology) to Barack Obama has lied, some more than others. But, Trump is transcendent in his lying; he is truly incomparable in mendacity, he has no peer.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)Around Jan. 10, Trump crossed the 2,000 lie threshold (something about building “the wall” in one year, blah, blah, blah), according to the Washington Post, which has chronicled his list of lies since day one. Of course, this odyssey began literally on day one of his presidency, when Trump (with a huge assist from now vanquished spokesman Sean Spicer) lied about the size of his inauguration crowd. That’s also when the disheveled Kellyanne Conway, his senior advisor introduced the term, “alternative facts,” into the American lexicon.Now, a little more than a year into his maniacal presidency and his first SOTU address, for Trump and his most rabid followers, the lie is the truth.In Davos, Switzerland last week at the World Economic Forum (an event no U.S. president has attended since Bill Clinton ironically), Trump took his nihilistic act to the world stage. While he was in Davos, (where allegedly most of the men and women assembled find Trump personally repulsive), the New York Times broke the story that Trump attempted to fire Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor in the Russia investigation in June 2017, just weeks after firing the director of the FBI James Comey, who had been conducting the Russia probe. Trump’s response was predictable, `fake news.’No, real news, fake president.This week, presumably bowing to pressure from the Trump White House, FBI Director Christopher Wray pushed out Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a man Trump has personally attacked because of his wife ran for state office in Virginia as a Democrat.It seems clear, in order to make “this Russia thing,” go away Trump is prepared to tear down the J. Edgar Hoover Building brick by brick.The FBI was created by Hoover, who led the Bureau from 1935 to 1972, over the course of six presidential administrations: Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. Hoover, once referred to Martin Luther King as, “the most notorious liar in the country.” I was a little boy when Hoover weaponized COINTELPRO (Counterintelligence Program), against the Black liberation movement in America in the 1960’s, he was an enemy of Black people and his imprint on the FBI is still ubiquitous. So, I am under no illusion about what the FBI is.However, to witness the Republicans in Congress, a group of almost exclusively White men, aid Trump in the demolition of the leadership of the FBI (and the Department of Justice, Trump obtusely refers to DOJ Deputy Director Rod Rosenstein as, `the democrat from Baltimore), another group of White Republican men, most of whom are lifelong public servants, is at once hilarious and horrifying.Trump is an enemy of the state (or “deep state” for the ever burgeoning lunatic wing of the Republican Party) and of Black people simultaneously, seemingly paradoxical positions. But, for the diabolical 45th president, nothing is impossible. He presses forward, seemingly indefatigable; shredding the Constitution, mocking the rule of law, while undermining the country’s so called institutions of law enforcement, the FBI and the Department of Justice. Perhaps, Trump should appropriate his mantra from Rev. Jeremiah Wright, “God damn America.”The State of the Union for the vast majority of Black people and Brown people, poor people, LGBTQ people, sh*thole immigrants, anybody who is a victim of, or fighting against the “American carnage” being perpetrated by Trump, The State of the Union is misery.No Trump lie can change that essential truth.Sean Yoes is the Baltimore Editor of the AFRO and host and executive producer of the AFRO First Edition video podcast, which airs Monday and Friday on the AFRO’s Facebook page.last_img
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Netflix Names Former Obama Adviser and UN Ambassador Susan Rice to Board

first_img Popular on Variety Rice, 53, is a controversial political figure. Conservatives have criticized her over her initial comments about the September 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, which she called “spontaneous.” Critics have accused her of lying and trying to downplay the premeditated nature of the attack. In addition, it emerged last year that as Obama’s national security adviser, Rice in 2016 had requested to “unmask” the identities of certain Americans identified in intelligence reports who had been intercepted speaking with foreign sources — and were linked to Donald Trump’s campaign and presidential transition team.Rice’s appointment increases the number of Netflix’s board members to 11 — and she becomes the company’s fourth female board member. In January, Netflix named Rodolphe Belmer, former CEO of Canal Plus Group, to the board.The other Netflix directors are: Reed Hastings; Anne Sweeney, former president of Disney-ABC Television Group; Richard Barton, executive chairman of Zillow Group and founder of Expedia; A. George (Skip) Battle, former executive chairman of Ask Jeeves and executive at Andersen Consulting; Timothy Haley, managing director at Redpoint Ventures; Jay Hoag, general partner at Technology Crossover Ventures; Leslie Kilgore, former Netflix chief marketing officer; Ann Mather, ex-CFO of Pixar and Village Roadshow Pictures, former Disney exec; and Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer, Microsoft.Rice served as a key adviser to President Obama during his two terms in office. From 2013-17, she headed the National Security Council staff, providing daily national security briefing to President Obama. Before that, she was the U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N. from 2009-13 and served as a member of Obama’s cabinet.Previously, during President Bill Clinton’s second term, Rice was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and was a member of the National Security Council staff. She was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution from 2002-08.Rice began her career as a management consultant with McKinsey and Co. She has served on several boards, including those for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Bureau of National Affairs, National Democratic Institute, and the US Fund for UNICEF. The Washington, D.C., native is married to former ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron, and the couple have two children. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Rice’s appointment to the Netflix board was effective March 26. She has not yet been appointed to serve on any board committees. Netflix appointed Susan Rice, former U.S. national security adviser and ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama administration, to its board of directors.Rice currently is a distinguished visiting research fellow at American University’s School of International Service, as well as a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” Netflix chairman and CEO Reed Hastings said in a statement. “For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”Rice commented, “I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors of Netflix, a cutting-edge company whose leadership, high-quality productions, and unique culture I deeply admire.”last_img read more

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Selfie butlers exist because this is the world we live in now

first_img Friday, March 2, 2018 Tags: LOL, Theme Parks & Attractions SYDNEY — Beyoncé, who’s been known to make her husband Jay-Z snap pics of her while on vacation, may be interested to know that Madame Tussauds in Sydney, Australia has introduced the ‘Selfie Butler’ to capture selfies while on site.At last, the hip hop mogul can breathe a sigh of relief and hand over selfie duties to someone else.Available from now until March 18, the exclusive service includes one full hour with a personal photographer (dressed to the nines, no less, in a vest and white gloves!), who’ll curate your photos for Insta-worthy pics on your device. The service costs $55 and includes the price of admission plus a one-hour session for a maximum of five people. All additional guests must have a valid entry ticket.According to Mark Connolly, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Sydney, the service will give guests a much-needed break from taking selfies so that they can truly focus on the exhibits. Want to touch fingertips with E.T. himself? Or pose as part of Taylor Swift’s squad? Don’t worry, your selfie butler will capture every moment for you. Share Selfie butlers exist because this is the world we live in nowcenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Travelweek Group last_img read more

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