Fred gives Shakhtar advantage over Roma

first_img0Shares0000Turkish youngster Cengiz Under marked his Champions League debut for Roma with a well-taken 41st-minute opener after latching onto Edin Dzeko’s clever through ball.KHARKIV, Ukraine, Feb 21 – Shakhtar Donetsk fought back from a goal down as Fred’s free-kick gave the Ukrainians a 2-1 victory over Roma on Wednesday in their Champions League last 16, first leg.Turkish youngster Cengiz Under marked his Champions League debut for Roma with a well-taken 41st-minute opener after latching onto Edin Dzeko’s clever through ball. Shakhtar were much-improved after the break, though, and Facundo Ferreyra ran clear to slot under onrushing goalkeeper Alisson Becker.The hosts completed the turnaround in style with 19 minutes to play, as Fred curled a free-kick in off the crossbar.But an extraordinary goalline block from Roma substitute Bruno Peres to deny Ferreyra in the final minute of injury-time kept the tie finely balanced ahead of the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico on March 13.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

WWE Raw: John Cena to face Roman Reigns at No Mercy

first_imgJohn Cena and Roman Reigns will face off in a singles match at ‘No Mercy’ on September 24, which was announced in a contract signing on the latest episode of Monday night Raw.The hottest free-agent on the WWE roster jumped brands when he moved to Raw from SmackDown LIVE over on the August 21 episode on the ‘red’ brand. He had come down to the ring and called out WWE superstar Roman Reigns, saying that he wanted to come “face-to-face” with the ‘Big Dog’.Roman Reigns answered his call, yet the battle in the stands was not who would be cheered more but rather who get jeered and booed more loudly. WWE creative over some time now, have been criticised for their lack of originality and lacklustre booking, but this time they listened to the WWE Universe.As the two superstars came down to the ring on the past episode of Raw, in the presence of General Manager Kurt Angle, both superstars started off the contract singing with promos dissing their ‘No Mercy’ opponent.The Cena-Reigns fight is not really surprising as WWE has been preparing for the clash for over a year now. Reigns had called out Cena on the ‘Today’ show (an American Talk show on the NBC) just a day after last year’s WrestleMania 32.Uh oh, @johncena! @WWERomanReigns has a message for you! #TODAYsTake https://t.co/lqYwv9pZtD- TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 4, 2016 The Superstars, Cena and Reigns, had run-in on twitter as well back in July as both went back and forth with provocations with even calling Cena warning Reigns to be “careful what you wish for”.advertisementTold yall I’m The Big Fight. Heard Philly was a little quiet tonight, better bring their best when we return!! #Raw #MyYard #B2R https://t.co/dETfoN2sXe- Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) July 24, 2017Pride…always comes before the fall.Don’t get too far ahead of yourself young man.But if U want a BigFight careful what u wish for… #RAW https://t.co/oPOTH5gVx2- John Cena (@JohnCena) July 24, 2017Real tough guy on Twitter. If u want it, you know the way to MY Yard. #Raw https://t.co/UUSRaQnMVB- Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) July 24, 2017What is surprising though, is the fact that the a ‘Wrestlemania’ main event worthy match has been booked for ‘No Mercy’. WWE creative have already surprised everyone when they gave us a dream match-up of Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura in No. 1 contenders match for the Jinder Mahal’s WWE Championship title on the August  1 episode of SmackDown Live, which Shinsuke won.Cena’s and Reigns’ meeting might suggest the former’s lesser and lesser involvement in the everyday running of the company as the Superstar looks to be focussing more on his Hollywood career at this point. The other match on the ‘No Mercy’ card declared as of now, is between Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship. It  raising doubts over the availability of WWE’s two most prized wrestlers, John Cena and Brock Lesnar, for Wrestlemania 34 in April next year.last_img read more

BGLC to Fast-Track Internet Gaming

first_imgStory Highlights Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the BGLC, Carole Martinez-Johnson, said that the Commission is currently reviewing proposals from licencees, which will be processed as quickly as poosible. The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), has indicated that it intends to fast-track the roll-out of Internet gaming in Jamaica. Executive Director of the BGLC, Vitus Evans, noted that online gaming is a lucrative industry, valued at US$39.9 billion in 2015. The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), has indicated that it intends to fast-track the roll-out of Internet gaming in Jamaica.Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the BGLC, Carole Martinez-Johnson, said that the Commission is currently reviewing proposals from licencees, which will be processed as quickly as poosible.She was speaking at a JIS Think Tank held at the agency’s head office in Kingston on June 1.Executive Director of the BGLC, Vitus Evans, noted that online gaming is a lucrative industry, valued at US$39.9 billion in 2015.He noted that the figure is forecast to reach US$51.96 billion by 2018.Mr. Evans said interactive and online gaming represent the new frontier of the industry, and will be key topics for discussion at the upcoming Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit in St. James.“Gaming, like other forms of entertainment, is transforming from an activity that consumers enjoy at a physical brick and mortar location to one that is readily available online, with opportunities, for gaming, literally at players’ fingertips 24 hours a day, accessible via smartphones, tablets and laptop PCs,” he pointed out.He said the BGLC will be facilitators and enablers to ensure the orderly development of the industry and the protection of citizens who choose to engage in this form of entertainment.“It is important to understand the industry and the opportunities. This is important as the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act goes through the process of being updated to establish the licensing regime and framework for regulatory supervision of interactive gaming,” Mr. Evans pointed out.The BGLC will be hosting the Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit 2017 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from June 14 to 15. The event will focus on the impact of technology on gaming.Matters to be eaxamined include jurisdictional issues, protection of minors and responsible gaming.Chief Executive Officer of Millennial Sports Canada, Alex Igelman, will speak on the growth of eSports.Attendees are invited to register for the conference at www.bglc.gov.jm.last_img read more

5 Bangla nationals held while crossing border

first_imgKolkata: Five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested on Wednesday while they were allegedly illegally crossing to the Indian side of the border without valid documents.A team of the Kolkata Special Task Force (STF) also arrested Abdul Salam (40) of Howrah, Mujibar Ghazi (53) of North 24 Parganas, and Rabindar Prasad (42) of Kolkata for allegedly helping the Bangladeshis cross the border.The Bangladeshi nationals have been identified as Habib Sk (45), Mohammed Riday Sk (30), Abul Kalam (21), Rahul Sk (19) and Awal Middhya (18). Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested for clandestinely entering India through the porous border without any valid documents or permits, and thereby committed offence under section 14A of the Foreigners Act,” said a senior STF official. The other three were arrested for abetting, organising and facilitating illegal entry of the five Bangladeshis.History-sheeter Dilip Banerjee alias Hatkata Dilip was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly extorting money from a Kolkata resident. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to Lake Town police, one Dhananjoy Mukherjee of 5 Basak Bagan Lane under Lake Town Police Station lodged a complaint on August 19 against Banerjee and his gang members. He alleged that the accused, under the influence of alcohol, stormed into his room and threatened him with dire consequences for denying extortion money for an undergoing project in Patipukur. Banerjee was arrested under various sections of IPC.Two months ago, he had allegedly collected Rs 1 lakh from the complainant for the same project.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

Alicia Silverstone Wants People To Get Active For Animals

first_imgAs a spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s new Compassionate Communities Campaign, Alicia Silverstone has a simple goal: to help as many people as possible get active for animals.“When people think about helping animals, they generally think about dogs and cats, but chickens, pigs, and other farm animals need our help even more. And science shows that farm animals are just as intelligent and interesting as our pets,” says Alicia Silverstone, whose best-selling book “The Kind Diet” shows just how easy and delicious vegetarian eating can be. “Vegetarian advocacy allows busy people like you and me to spare the lives of thousands of animals every year without a huge time commitment. For example, you can spare at least fifty animals a lifetime of misery on a factory farm with just an hour of leafleting. And there are lots more tips at CompassionateCommunities.org.”Compassionate Communities was created by Farm Sanctuary, North America’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization, to promote and train animal advocates and grassroots groups in the most effective forms of animal advocacy and community building.WHY IT MATTERSVegetarian advocacy has proven to be the most effective thing caring individuals can do to help the greatest number of animals in the least amount of time. For each person who reduces the amount of meat they eat, dozens of farm animals will be spared a lifetime of suffering.HOW IT WORKSIndividuals who join the Compassionate Communities Campaign will: Receive direct support, physical resources, and instructions on best practices to help sharpen their advocacy skills. Receive blog updates twice a month delivered straight to their inboxes. Receive challenges that will take their activism to new heights while saving thousands animals. Complete the challenges and report back on their progress to receive recognition and prizes.To find out how to join and watch a video message from Alicia Silverstone, click here.last_img read more