Game of Thrones Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King

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first_imgStay on target When Arya Stark killed the Night King in “The Long Night,” many Game of Thrones fans were shocked and did not expect her to save Winterfell. Now, Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik is explaining why we didn’t see how Arya Stark reached the Night King before the big moment.Arya Stark’s kill scene during “The Long Night” episode was a turning point for the Game of Thrones plot: When Bran Stark and the Night King are about to confront each other, Arya Stark suddenly comes out of nowhere and leaps toward the Night King. However, viewers know that it wasn’t the end for the heroine, who was held up by the Night King until she pulled her signature weapon move.“In the end we felt it didn’t matter how she got there — what mattered was setting up that moment when the Night King catches her mid-leap and we think she’s done for, then she pulls her knife switch and takes him out,” Sapochnik told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview. “I loved Maisie’s performance post the takedown as well, sharing a moment with her brother, Bran [Stark].”#MondayMotivation: #NotToday pic.twitter.com/90El60wkKG— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) April 29, 2019Sapochnik discussed why he scrapped a scene where Arya Stark would be shown traveling through the Weirwood forest, since it would destroy the timing of the Night King’s death.“I questioned everything and we worked long and hard to find the right balance of credibility versus wish fulfillment. Then we shot it and reshot it and found that what was really important was rhythm,” Sapochnik added. “At one point there was an elaborate plan to have her fight her way into the Weirwood forest, but as we progressed we realized she’d already done that earlier in the episode, so it felt like a repeat.”Even though Game of Thrones received mixed reviews for its last season, the series received 32 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama, Lead Actor in a Drama, and Lead Actress in a Drama. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams Wished for One More Arya Stark Kill‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams: Arya’s Major Kill Was ‘Unexpected’‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Script Explains Why Drogon Burned the Iron Throne ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… last_img read more

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Rolling Stone names Kevin Owens best WWE star of 2015

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first_img Google+ Twitter Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Andrade and Elias advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Facebook Videos Articles Vin Diesel Charlize Theron Videos Articles WhatsApp Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar John Cena Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Courtesy of WWE.com:Rolling Stone names Kevin Owens WWE Superstar of the Year (so far)The first half of 2015 has come to a close, and Rolling Stone has named the top WWE Superstar of the year (so far). Think its Royal Rumble winner Roman Reigns or WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins? You may be surprised that it’s neither. NXT Champion Kevin Owens – not that he wants or cares about the accolade – has taken the top honor.Rolling Stone cites Owens’ undeniable impact since his NXT debut in December 2014, including his recent verbal sparring and fearlessness against United States Champion John Cena. In his first WWE match, Owens defeated the 15-time World Champion in a physical battle that pushed the Cenation leader to the limit.Although Cena won the second match, the two Superstars will meet again at WWE Battleground, this time with Cena’s United States Championship at stake. If Owens defeats Cena and claims the U.S. Title, Rolling Stone may have to simply update its Superstar of the year profile of the NXT Champion with additional stats come December.Rollingstone.com: WWE Wrestler of the Year (So Far): Kevin OwensRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -1:02 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Smackdown Live Preview: King of the Ring continues, Daniel Bryan vs. Buddy Murphylast_img

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WWE confirms stipluation for Fastlane PPV Kickoff match

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first_img Twitter WhatsApp WWE stars Rey Mysterio and Kalisto to compete on “100 Latinons Dijeron” this Friday WWE has confirmed that Kalisto has accepted Alberto Del Rio’s challenge from RAW on Monday night for a 2/3 Falls Match for the WWE United States Championship at this Sunday’s Fastlane PPV live on the WWE Network as part of the Kickoff show.The Fastlane Kickoff show will air live on the WWE Network beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.WWE: United States Champion Kalisto vs. Alberto Del Rio (2-out-of-3 Falls Kickoff Match) Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE 205 Live Results – 1/29/19 (Tozawa vs. Itami, Kanellis vs. Kalisto, Nese suspended) center_img Pinterest Google+ Facebook WWE 205 Live Results – 1/2/19 (Fatal 4-Way Qualifiers for Royal Rumble PPV)last_img read more

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WWE announces new television deal to air RAW and Smackdown in Greece

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first_img Google+ WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Facebook Twitter Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE and SKAI Group announced Monday a new agreement to broadcast RAW and Smackdown in Greece every week beginning Saturday March 2 on SKAI TV.The press release states that SKAI TV will air a two-hour version of RAW at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern European Time) on Saturdays and Smackdown at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern European Time) on Sundays, both with Greek commentary.You can read the full press release below:SKAI to Televise Raw® and SmackDown® in Greece02/11/2019 -ATHENS, Greece & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE:WWE) and SKAI Group today announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship programs Raw®and SmackDown® in Greece.Every week beginning Saturday, March 2, SKAI TV will air a two-hour version of Raw at 12 p.m. on Saturdays and SmackDown at 12 p.m. on Sundays, both with Greek commentary. These shows will also be available for catch-up viewing on SKAI TV’s video-on-demand platform, SKAI TV Online.“WWE is one of the biggest sports and entertainment brands in the world with loyal fans of every age and background,” said Loizos Xenopoulos, Programming Director, SKAI. “We are excited to introduce to the Greek audience these two flagship shows and we are looking forward to a long and successful collaboration with the WWE family.”“SKAI shares our vision and passion for engaging and entertaining our fans,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Co-President. “This partnership to televise Raw and SmackDown on SKAI TV, Greece’s top free-to-air broadcaster, allows us to deliver action-packed, family-friendly entertainment to our fans throughout the country.”About WWEWWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The Company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The Company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai,Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/About SkaiSkai TV is the top privately owned free to air TV channel with national reach in Greece. Since April 2006, it has been broadcasting a high-quality program focusing on news with integrity and responsibility and on quality series and shows including local productions and those from international recognized television networks and content providers such as the BBC, NatGeo, Discovery, HBO, Freemantle and CBS Paramount, Acun Medya investing in advanced technological equipment.center_img WhatsApp Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Pinterestlast_img read more

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Suspect arrested in Vancouver Bank of America robbery

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first_imgA suspect in a lunchtime robbery at Bank of America in downtown Vancouver was arrested later Friday a short distance away, according to the Vancouver Police Department.The robbery was reported at 12:28 p.m. Friday at the branch, at 805 Broadway, according to dispatch records.Witnesses told police a man entered the bank, passed a note to a teller and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, a police statement said. Officers canvassed the area immediately after the report and could not locate anyone matching the robber’s description.Later, a detailed description and surveillance photo were sent to law enforcement, and a Vancouver Police Department administrator spotted a man matching the description in the 600 block of East Evergreen Boulevard, the statement said.Officers converged on the scene and took the man into custody and positively identified him as the robbery suspect, according to the statement. The man, Alejandro Velasquez Mendoza, 25, was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery and for an outstanding warrant. He is scheduled to make a first appearance Monday in Clark County Superior Court, according to the jail’s roster.last_img read more

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Early Learning Champions celebrated at awards luncheon

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first_imgThe early achievement gap between children from poor and affluent families can mean the difference for later success.That was the message from Joel Ryan, executive director of the Washington State Association of Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, to a crowd full of early educators and volunteers on Wednesday. Ryan was the keynote speaker at Educational Opportunities for Children and Families’ Early Learning Champions Award Luncheon at Club Green Meadows.Ryan spoke about trends in early childhood education, saying research suggests that the gap between middle-class and poor families’ children begins as young as 18 months old.If children enter kindergarten without the skills they need to succeed in school, they’re often destined to remain behind the rest of their school experience, according to Ryan’s presentation. Other factors in a young child’s life, such as whether they’ve experienced trauma from a young age or whether their mother has a college degree, can also point to whether that child will succeed in high school and go on to graduate.“It starts so much earlier than maybe we anticipated,” Ryan told the crowd of about 200.The event also featured Clark County’s Early Learning Champions for 2017 and a video welcome from Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.“Early education is one of the best investments we can make,” Murray, a former preschool teacher, said in the recorded message.Ryan dwelled briefly on politics in his speech, citing uncertainty about the future of federally funded school programs. He also mentioned political gridlock in Olympia, where lawmakers are currently in an overtime legislative session to respond to the 2012 McCleary order requiring full funding of K-12 education.“Your politics shouldn’t be a party,” Ryan said. “It should be kids.”Award winnersEOCF also recognized the efforts of local leaders in early childhood education at the luncheon.Award recipients included volunteers, educators and nonprofit workers. They are:• Debbie Jennerjohn, former EOCF parent policy council and board member.• Jane Lanigan, academic director of the human development department at Washington State University Vancouver.• Sarah Theberge, Clark College, early childhood education instructor.• Diane Loghry, director of early learning at the Camas School District.• Nancy Trevena, supervisor at EOCF.• Jan Flock, retired occupational therapist for Evergreen Public Schools.• Nonie Laurine, volunteer with the Y’s Care Children’s Program at the YWCA.• Amy Lee, youth services staff at Fort Vancouver Regional Library.• Joy Studer, director of family and children ministries at Messiah Lutheran Church.• Talia Shide, a mental health consultant with Children’s Home Society.• Karen Kunkler, benefits counselor with Colonial Life Insurance.Jennerjohn, owner of truck repair company Ultimate Truck Service, received the Alan Ham Leadership Award, opening the day’s award ceremony. The award, named for the first board chair of EOCF, honors a leader committed to young children.last_img read more

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Jury finds Oklahoma cop not guilty in shooting of black man

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first_imgTULSA, Okla. — A white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year was found not guilty Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter.Jurors acquitted Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby in the Sept. 16 shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher. Shelby said she fired her weapon out of fear because she said he didn’t obey her commands to lie on the ground and appeared to reach inside his SUV for what she thought was a gun. Crutcher was unarmed.Prosecutors told jurors that Shelby overreacted. They noted Crutcher had his hands in their air and wasn’t combative — part of which was confirmed by police video taken from a dashboard camera and helicopter that showed Crutcher walking away from Shelby, hands held above his head.Shelby’s attorneys argued that in the two minutes before cameras began recording the encounter, Shelby repeatedly ordered Crutcher to stop walking away from her and get on the ground.Shelby also said she feared Crutcher was under the influence of PCP, a powerful hallucinogenic known as Angel Dust that makes users erratic, unpredictable and combative.last_img read more

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The Clark County Fair by night

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first_imgAs the sun begins to set and the breeze blows away the day’s heat, the Clark County Fair takes on a new, intimate tone. Animals are bedded down, and the noise from the arena fades. The darkness falls. Now comes the carnival’s magic hour. The air smells of spun sugar and hickory smoke from the day’s last grilled turkey leg. Heavy metal music pulses from the thrill rides, along with a cacophony of voices punctuated with screams. Thousands of colored lights transform what was a grassy field and a macadam parking lot into an ethereal evening.last_img

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Doors opening for Mighty Bowl in downtown Vancouver

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first_imgFor five years, The Mighty Bowl has been a hero of the local food scene, doling out rice-and-bean bowls from a food truck and, later, a downtown walk-up window. But you might say it always had a kryptonite — seating.Well, not anymore. On Tuesday, The Mighty Bowl got mightier when it officially opened a 3,000-square-foot restaurant at 108 W. Eighth St. in Vancouver. Crowds there found an expanded menu and seats at tables, bar stools and even on bleachers.The new location is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and seats 44. Owner Steve Valenta said there are plans to add dinner and weekend hours by winter, contingent on the hiring of 10 more staff.The day before the opening, Valenta seemed relieved during an interview. It took nine months to retrofit the space, formerly a Chinese food restaurant, with construction taking place in addition to normal business hours.“Sixteen-hour days get old,” he said, laughing.Customers seemed happy for the hard work. A line formed out the door around the lunch hour.Three more bowls, four salads and a smoothie and juice bar mark new additions to The Mighty Bowl’s menu. Breakfast offerings include items like avocado toast and acai bowls. That’s a lot of new compared with its previous menu of one, the eponymous mighty bowl.last_img read more

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Vancouver eyes selling old fire station sites

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first_imgNow that Vancouver’s two new fire stations are up and running, the city has to decide what to do with the old buildings.The new and improved fire stations 1 and 2 opened Jan. 23. The existing Fire Station 1, previously at 900 W. Evergreen Blvd., is now at 2607 Main St. Fire Station 2 has been moved from 400 E. 37th St. to 2106 Norris Road.The two new stations cost the city $16 million. The sale of the old stations could help recoup some of that cost. Chris Malone, Vancouver’s finance and asset management manager, said that’s been the plan all along.The old stations were declared surplus property back in March 2015, opening the door for the city council to move forward with selling the two sites.Sale price estimates put Station 1 at $1.44 million and Station 2 at $430,000. The buildings would be sold “as is,” and the city would handle the sale internally via a bid and review process.last_img read more

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Crews nearing full containment of Oregon complex of wildfires

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first_imgMEDFORD, Ore. — The state Department of Forestry says a complex of wildfires burning since mid-July in southwestern Oregon is now more than 80 percent contained.The agency said in a news release Monday that crews using infrared scanners to detect pockets of heat near containment lines are finding fewer hot spots. Extinguishing the remaining the ones is at the top of the agenda for crews on Monday.No hot spots pose a threat to the fire’s control lines.The fires known as the Garner complex are expected to be fully contained by week’s end. The lightning-sparked blazes have cost more than $40 million to fight.last_img

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Kompany thanks Toure for the wonderful years

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first_imgManchester City captain Vincent Kompany has thanked the departing “legend” Yaya Toure for his service to the clubThe Ivorian midfielder will be leaving the Etihad Stadium in the summer after eight years in Manchester.Since joining from Barcelona in 2010, Toure has since scored 82 goals in his 316 appearances and famously netted the winning goals against Stoke City and Sunderland in the FA and League Cup finals respectively.The 35-year-old was absent from City’s 1-0 win against Southampton in their final league game of the season after captaining the side in their 3-1 against Brighton last week.Kompany, who himself has been at City since 2008, praised Toure for his contributions over the years.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…I’d like to thank Yaya for the wonderful years he has given us. Power, pace, technique, vision, you name it, this guy is the most complete midfielder I have ever seen. Always present in the big moments, he is forever a legend of ours. #ManCity #Legend #CENTURIONS #SharkTeam pic.twitter.com/zHxBcbRI3C— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 14, 2018In his eight years at City, Toure won three Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup.last_img read more

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Shaqiri warned of hostile reception in Belgrade

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first_imgLiverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri has been warned to expect a hostile reception by Red Star Belgrade’s sporting director Zvezdan Terzic should he travel with his team to Serbia.The Merseyside club have been drawn in the same UEFA Champions League group with Red Star and Shaqiri could receive a hostile reception from the home fans following his controversial celebration at the World Cup.The Switzerland international featured in one of the most controversial moments of this year’s World Cup, when he celebrated his winning goal in Switzerland’s 2-1 triumph over Serbia by imitating the two-headed eagle in Albania’s flag, something team-mate Granit Xhaka also did earlier in the game.“I think Shaqiri will undergo extraordinary psychological pressure,” Terzic told daily Serbian publication Kurir, according to Goal.“He knows where he will be going. I know very well that our club is a symbol of Serbia, unlike Partizan Belgrade, who represent Yugoslavia more.“I do not know if he will be willing to play in Marakana [the nickname of Red Star’s Rajko Mitic Stadium] under these conditions, so I doubt he’ll come. If he comes, he’ll be smaller than a poppy seed.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.But Terzic was sure to ease Liverpool’s worries with respect to security, adamant they will do their duty and protect Shaqiri.“We have to do everything we can to make Shaqiri feel like he can play football,” he added. “It is our duty to protect him. Let’s be good hosts.”While Xhaka apologised for his celebration this week, Shaqiri undermined the idea when asked if he would make amends.“Sure, I apologise if people felt attacked in Switzerland,” he said.“Somewhere, I don’t know, maybe in the mountains, where someone watched the game and it bothered him, I would certainly apologise.”last_img read more

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Southgate keeping the faith despite defeat

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first_imgEngland boss Gareth Southgate has decided to stick with the positives, despite Saturday’s defeat against Spain at Wembley.The Three Lions’ raced to an early lead thanks to Marcus Rashford’s sublime finish, but goals from Saul Niguez and Rodrigo secured victory for Spain“It was a really tough game,” said Southgate.“They are a top, top side and I think for spells kept the ball incredibly well, pressed us and we didn’t keep the ball in the early part of the game well enough.“But I’ve got to give the players enormous credit because it was a game where we could’ve folded and disappeared but we didn’t.“We hung in there, and in the last 25 or 30 minutes we really came into the game, kept the ball a lot better and created some good chances and could well have got a draw out of it.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“We’re under no illusions that Spain were the better team for long periods of that but they are brilliant at what they do, and we are in the early stages of what we’re trying to do.“They pressed extremely well, and it took us a while to work out where that press was coming from and find a solution to it. We did it a couple of times, but at the moment we’re still finding our feet in playing out from those areas.“Now we have a choice. We can either go back to our old style, and we’ll never be a top team, or we can keep trying to do what we do and suffer at times.“We have got some players who can do it, others who are improving at it and for me, it’s the way I believe we should play.“It takes time. We’ve come a long way in a short space of time and today was as tough a test as you could have against a team that presses like that and are so good in possession.“I think at the moment we have to stick with the plan, stick with what we’re doing and just get better at doing it.”last_img read more

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Unai Emery hails brilliant Petr Cech

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first_imgUnai Emery hailed Petr Cech for his brilliant saves that helped Arsenal record their first clean sheet of the season.Cech, 39, has come under intense scrutiny at times this season but his shot-stopping ability has been top notch.The former Chelsea goalkeeper is currently keeping summer singing Bernd Leno out of Arsenal’s starting XI and Emery suggested that is not about to change anytime soon.“I’m a little surprised because there have been a lot of questions over Cech,” Emery said, adding that Leno would do well to learn from Cech’s experience.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“In pre-season and also in the first matches with us, he’s played with good performances. Bernd Leno will also improve with us and learn about this competition here.“For him, he’s also doing very well and benefiting from working every day with a goalkeeper like Cech. He’s learning from him, giving him experience and he’s watching him in games like today.“Leno is a younger goalkeeper and he is coming here with a big future, but now, it’s a very competitive position. Petr Cech is very important for us.”“Petr has big experience and a big quality. He’s started the season very well and we think he’s giving us the performance we want. Today he showed us that he’s very good and continuing to work hard with this spirit every day.”last_img read more

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Deputy Premier supports Trial by Jury return to Constitution

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first_img Related Items:aierra missick, clarence selver, Constitutional Review Committee, trial by jury House Member calls for more time on Immigration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Youth Parliament Launched; Looking for Passionate people Youth Parliament relaunch set for July 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciaes, 02 Feb 2015 – The presentation in Parliament of the Constitutional Review Committee Report evoked discussion on whether there should be greater education on the TCI Constitution for school aged children. Opposition Appointed Member Clarence Selver suggested; the Education Minister liked the idea.“Bring in our constitution should be taking place within the schools, which I am sure there is some element of it taking place maybe not as detailed as one would wish, but nonetheless as we move forward I think it’s important that our people are aware of the document and the gravitas of this document.” Hon. Akierra Missick in her presentation on the report said she believes the document may be missing something important to some islanders. “That the 15 constituent seats be single constituent seats versus the current 10 constituent seats and then the five island wide districts; I just remembered that there was so much passion…”The Deputy Premier is also pro the return of trial by jury as the right of a defendant, alone. “It’s such a fundamental position to be in as a defendant in a criminal matter where your liberty is at stake that the power should truly rest with the defendant, the person who can lose their position, their liberty.” Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Bahamians Celebrate National Labour Day

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #magneticmedianews#nationallabourday#sirrandolfawkes Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #nationallabourday, #sirrandolfawkescenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamians, June 2, 2017 – Nassau – The week of May 28 – June 3 is being observed as Labour Week in The Bahamas, with the official Randol Fawkes Labour Day being celebrated on June 2.As part of the holiday tradition, members of the labor unions from different organizations, as well as political parties and Bahamians will participate in the annual 2017 Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day Parade that have started in Nassau this morning. Local bands and a few Junkanooers will lead the parades, providing lively music for the marchers and spectators. The parade will end at the Southern Recreation Grounds, where union leaders will deliver speeches.National Labour Day in the Bahamas was established in 1961 by late Trade Unionist and Politician, Sir Randol Fawkes. In 2013, then Government Leader in the Senate, Attorney General and Minister ofLegal Affairs the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson introduced the renaming of the holiday to honour the man who fought for justice and safety of workers.last_img read more

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Jamaicas Health Minister commended for setting up Food Industry Task Force

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, January 29, 2018 – Kingston – The Heart Foundation of Jamaica is commending Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, for setting up the National Food Industry Task Force (NFITF) in 2017.Executive Director of the Foundation, Mrs. Deborah Chen, told a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on January 24, that the organisation is pleased with the work of the NFITF, on which a representative of the Foundation serves.  Mrs. Chen, who also spoke on the upcoming observation of Heart Month in February, pointed out that members of the Task Force are food industry stakeholders.  “These are the leading persons in their industry, and they are being encouraged to reformulate their products, not just in terms of sugar, but in terms of the nutrients,” she said.She added that they are also looking at labelling, because many labels are not easily read or understood.  “I know there is a move afoot globally to make the labels simpler, and that is part of the mandate of the NFITF, so we commend the Minister and the Ministry of Health for that move.  We think that from a policy level, that will go a great way in assisting to deal with obesity and will impact the cases that we see on a daily basis at the Heart Foundation,” Mrs. Chen said.The NFITF was established to support the response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or ‘lifestyle diseases’.  With obesity, caused by poor nutrition, being a leading risk factor of developing an NCD, and that two out of every three deaths yearly result from NCDs, the NFITF has been engaging the Jamaican food industry in addressing the unhealthy eating habits of Jamaicans.  The Task Force is focusing on product reformulation, food labelling, marketing of foods, and education, communication and advocacy.Heart Month will be observed under the theme ‘Healthy Nutrition: Know Your Labels’.Release: JISlast_img read more

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Allegri thinks Barcelona are the Champions League favs

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first_imgJuventus manager Max Allegri, explained why he believes that FC Barcelona is the biggest favorite to win the Champions League.Despite having a player such as Cristiano Ronaldo on his side, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri still puts Barcelona as the Champions League favorites this season.Having a fantastic start of the season in all competitions with Ronaldo in top form, doesn’t seem to be enough for Max to actually consider his own squad as the top favorite to win the competition.Cristiano has been proving repeatedly during the past three seasons, that he is in much better shape than Lionel Messi on this competition and that should be more than enough for his own manager to have the confidence of considering themselves the rival to beat in the competition.FC Barcelona has been playing top football this season as well, they are currently leading the Group of Death in the competition and have already secured a ticket to the next round.This high level of performance must be what has Allegri so certain of Barcelona’s claim for the title this season, but he is underestimating what his own players are capable of, as well as other clubs that are going to compete at the very top.🗣 @OfficialAllegri & Cancelo: “We want to qualify”The coach and the Portuguese defender talk #JuveVCF ahead of tomorrow night’s #UCL match ➡️ https://t.co/4jCj8K5CRv#ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/L1Qta5XKin— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) November 26, 2018Allegri spoke to the press this Monday ahead of Juventus’ match against Valencia in the penultimate Champions League group stage match.The manager was questioned about the squads that he thinks have the biggest chances of winning the tournament this season, a list of clubs where he did include his squad but named Barça as the top favorites.“There are still many games to go in Serie A and we have a lot of difficult games to play until the end of the year, against Roma, Inter, Atalanta, Fiorentina and Sampdoria,” said Allegri to the press via Four Four Two.“But in the Champions League, we have to take it one step at a time. We want to qualify for the last 16 and in first place.”“Barcelona are the favorites to win the competition, in my opinion. Then there are teams, including us, with the ambition to win it. We have that same desire every year.”“Last year, I said that the favorites were Real Madrid. This year, I think it’s Barcelona. I hope to be wrong this year.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“The Champions League is different,” he added.“In a period when Real Madrid were much worse – they were 15 points behind Barcelona – they still have the opportunity to go through to the next round. [Their form] counts for nothing,” he concluded.🎙 Off. That’s it from @OfficialAllegri, a full recap will be available soon on https://t.co/eYBMM1s4Iz #JuveVCF #UCL #ForzaJuve— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) November 26, 2018As far as the other clubs that he didn’t mention, Allegri failed to name drop clubs like Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, and even Manchester City.Those three specific clubs look like they are going to get far in the competition due to the impressive level of performance they are gifting us all with this season.The Colchoneros just came from a draw against FC Barcelona, Dortmund keeps dominating the Bundesliga well above Bayern München, and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City is still flying in the Premier League with very little opposition having any claim for the title this season.But Juventus is without question one of the top favorites, because Cristiano Ronaldo seems like he is on a mission to prove that he is still relevant despite his “veteran” status.The Portuguese forward is actually doing great so far, as he is at the top of the Serie A goal-scoring table with 9 goals and has been completely unplayable this season with his new club.Juventus knows they have their secret weapon, not bragging too much about it might be a good strategy from Allegri but they shouldn’t be underestimated by anyone this season.🎙 @OfficialAllegri: “Barcelona are the favourites to win the competition in my opinion. Then there are three teams including us with the ambition to win it, and we have that same desire every year.”#JuveVCF #UCL #ForzaJuve— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) November 26, 2018Which clubs do you consider favorite to win the Champions League this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Cutrone I give everything to win for Milan

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first_imgPatrick Cutrone has affirmed his stunning volley that helped in AC Milan’s 2-1 win over Parma stems from the desire to win for the club.Parma opened the scoring via Roberto Inglese from a corner, but Milan restored parity within 15 minutes thanks to Cutrone’s volley from a tight angle then followed by Franck Kessie penalty to seal the win.“It’s an important victory and a great success. It’s not easy to go behind and fight back for the win, especially as Parma tried to clam up, but we did really well,” the striker told Football Italia.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“My goal came from my desire to win. I give everything to get the victory for Milan. I have always had a good rapport with the Coach and we hope to continue like this.”Considering he keeps scoring so regularly in Serie A and the Europa League, is Cutrone concerned at the possible January arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic?“If Ibrahimovic comes, then good, but either way I focus on my own progress.”last_img read more

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