‘If we’ve released Zlatan and Rooney stays, Jose needs to go!’ – Man United fans

first_img1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic is no longer a Manchester United player It has finally been confirmed: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is leaving Manchester United following the expiration of his contract.The iconic Swedish forward leaves Old Trafford after just one year, having scored 28 goals and won the EFL Cup and the Europa League – all at the age of 35.It was expected Ibrahimovic would be handed an extension to his deal by manager Jose Mourinho, though ligament damage suffered by the forward in April ended his season and ruled him out until someway through the 2017/18 camapign.Due to this spell on the sidelines, the Red Devils decided against offering Zlatan a contract – although he is expected to continue his recovery at United’s Carrington training ground.Manchester United supporters took to social media to react to Ibrahimovic’s departure, and we collect some of the best comments below…last_img read more

Wonder what Fletcher is doing to help Virat, asks S Kannan

first_imgS KannanVirat Kohli is facing one of the worst times in his international career and it’s rather surprising that those who have seen the champion bat with authority are now mocking him for his poor run in England.Easily the most sensational batsman in every format of cricket, who has proved his utility in ample measure, Virat looks all at sea these days. His name figures on page one of national dailies for the wrong reasons. In fact, he should consider himself lucky all the media scrutiny is happening when he is playing away from home.So what does one do with the Delhi man, who till yesterday was being described as a rock star for his exploits in South Africa, New Zealand and also at home but is now going through a poor patch?As a cricketing nation, each one at home who watches the sport is a fan as well as a critic and an expert who wants to offer solutions. In my conversation with some self-professed cricket experts, there was one thing which everyone agreed upon — that Virat is finding it hard to concentrate but none of them was willing to come up with solutions as a result of which he can again score runs.Virat Kohli has been dismissed five times by outgoing deliveries.At a time when India have collapsed like a house of cards in the fourth Test at Old Trafford and the momentum has swung away, it is certain you cannot drop Virat like Shikhar Dhawan.Here is a man who had scored more than 1,700 Test runs before the England tour. And when he scored those runs, he was the bulwark of the Indian batting even as a certain Sachin Tendulkar was packing up and saying goodbye to his international career.advertisementIN ENGLAND, of his eight dismissals, including the two innings at Old Trafford, Virat has fallen to the outgoing delivery five times. Virat has said in select interviews how he is baffled at his own form.Move over to the serious purveyors of the sport, and they have some good observations to make. Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has been forthright in his comments on a cricket website that Virat is not moving the way he usually does in one-dayers, where he has scored a bucketful of runs in style. Crowe feels that in England, the back foot is most important and it “has become redundant for Virat”.At home, K.P. Bhaskar, a terrific scorer in domestic cricket who never got a break in international cricket, has a point to make. As one who has been a batting coach with the BCCI academy, Bhaskar feels Virat is not being side-on and, as a result, is getting caught in the slips. If former cricketers who are watching from a good distance are able to pick flaws in Virat’s batting, I wonder what coach Duncan Fletcher is doing to help out Indian cricket’s hot property.India coach Duncan Fletcher.Forget what problems Virat is facing now, he is tipped to be the next captain and seems to be getting no help from Fletcher. In these days when each national team has an assortment of coaches, physios, doctors and so on, to help a team, Fletcher has been disappointing. One does not know if Fletcher has spoken to Virat and explained to him what is going wrong. Even if one were to give the benefit of doubt to Fletcher, why he has not been able to help Virat iron out the chinks deserves an answer.That brings us to another point of how coaches of formative years clamouring for publicity claim they have the panacea for all ills. In this case, Rajkumar Sharma from Delhi, who worked with Virat in his formative years, claimed he could help his ward by being in England! Let’s take that with a pinch of salt. We all know that just as formative teachers help us in the beginning with alphabets and basic counting, a cricket coach can give gyaan on basics. However, when you graduate to the higher levels, you look to the bigger gurus to learn from. Knowledge is endless, and depths of it cannot be plumbed.As much as Virat needs technical help to iron out the flaws, he needs encouragement and positive criticism. Being negative does no good in any sport even when the chips are down. We all saw how Virender Sehwag was literally buried in an avalanche of criticism. Please spare Virat, he is too valuable.advertisementlast_img read more

ReImagined Series Is Back With More Unexpected Covers

first_img Twitter ReImagined Is Back With More Covers reimagined-series-back-more-unexpected-covers NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 17, 2018 – 6:01 pm GRAMMY ReImagined Returns With More Covers ReImagined Series Is Back With More Unexpected Covers News Facebook A new group of artists breathe fresh life into their favorite GRAMMY-winning or GRAMMY-nominated songsAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 17, 2018 – 6:05 pm The Recording Academy is coming back with another season of ReImagined, a video series where artists bring a fresh take on classic GRAMMY-winning/nominated songs by their favorite artists – from the Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Rock Song, Best R&B Song and Best Rap Song categories. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 18, 2018 – 2:47 pm Shawn James Covers “I Try”: GRAMMY ReImagined The relaunch of the series features six new unexpected covers to be released monthly, kicking off Tues. Sept. 17 with Shawn James. The blues/folk artist brings a passionate folksy cover of Macy Gray’s “I Try,” which won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards.”I chose to cover ‘I Try’ by Macy Gray because of the emotional heaviness of the lyrics,” James shared. “I think that it can relate to most people on some level or another regarding love, loss, addiction and the reaction to dealing with those things. I wanted to reimagine the song with adding a depth of sorrow and darkness to not just the lyrics but also the ambience and delivery of the performance.” Email In the past, singer/songwriter Devon Terrell has soulfully delivered The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” and alt-rock band Our Last Night has jammed out to Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” among others.The upcoming list of performances will surely pack another emotive punch and run the gamut of sound. Victory Boyd, the young Central Park singer discovered by Jay-Z, takes on Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose” and Damien Escobar, the “hip-hop violinist,” gives his spin on Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun,” to name a few.Subscribe to our YouTube channel and visit our video page to watch each ReImagined episode, along with other exclusive content, as it’s released.ReImagined Schedule:Sept. 18: Shawn James, “I Try” by Macy GrayOct. 16: Donna Missal, “Iris” by Goo Goo DollsNov. 13: Kimberly Nichole, “Black Hole Sun” by SoundgardenDec. 11: RuthAnne, “Waterfalls” by TLCJan. 8: Victory Boyd, “Kiss From A Rose” by SealFeb. 5: Damien Escobar, “Ain’t It Fun” by ParamoreRead morelast_img read more

STATE REP RACE Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension System

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Below is a press release from the campaign of 19th Middlesex State Representative candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury):On Monday, Pina Prinzivalli, the Republican nominee for State Representative in the 19th Middlesex District, announced that she will be opting out of the state pension system when elected, calling it the “Give Back Pledge.”“I’m not running to enrich myself with taxpayer dollars,” said Prinzivalli, a 34 year old career professional who has worked in the private sector since she was a teenager. “I hear a lot of candidates, including my opponent Mr. Robertson, say that they’re running because they want to give back. I can’t think of a better way to give back than by opting out of the pension system. As someone who is getting married at the end of next year and has dreams of becoming a mom, I want to make the district the best place to live, work and raise a family. That’s my priority and commitment to you.”In January, Prinzivalli pledged to never vote herself a pay raise and if there is ever an increase in base salary, Prinzivalli will donate the amount to charity.“It’s the right thing to do and standing up for what is right is what my campaign is all about,” said Prinzivalli. “Whether it’s standing up against the boycott of Dandi-Lyons or committing to voting ‘NO’ on becoming a Sanctuary State, I will be a bold voice for the district on Beacon Hill.”Prinzivalli points to the January, 2017 pay raise vote as the reason why she wanted to run for State Rep. Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury) was chief of staff for the office that voted for the pay raises.“At the debate, my opponent made it perfectly clear that this is a career for him when he announced that he was against term limits,” said Prinzivalli. “It’s time we send someone from the working class, and not the political class to the State House. I want to be your family’s voice on Beacon Hill and that’s why I’m asking for your vote.”Early voting is underway through November 2. The general election is November 6th.Pina Prinzivalli and The Giving Back” Pledge(NOTE: The above press release is from State Rep. Pina Prinzivalli’s campaign.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Campaign Declares Debate Victory; Knocks Robertson On Dandi-Lyons & Sanctuary StateIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Pina Prinzivalli Speaks At Large GOP Rally, Shares Message On TaxesIn “Government”last_img read more

DC Offers Security Camera Voucher Program for LowIncome Residents

first_imgWashington, D.C., needs all the virtual eyes and ears it can get to monitor crime and, as a result, the city government is launching a voucher program for people who can’t afford to make the initial deposit for a security camera system.The existing Private Security Camera Incentive Program provides rebates for the purchase, installation and registration of security camera systems after they are placed outside of a building owned or leased by a resident, business, nonprofit, or religious institution. The city pays up to $200 of the purchase price for every camera installed outside of a residential building, with a maximum rebate of up to $500 per residential address. The reimbursement is the same for cameras installed outside businesses and commercial nonprofit or religious institutions. The maximum rebate for that category is $750 per address.Reimbursements are typically made within nine weeks, said Christopher Dyer, the program’s administrator.Now, the city wants people on public assistance to join the program as well and hopes to launch the voucher portion of the program by next year, Dyer said.“We’re trying to find a vendor who will do the installation and instead of putting the money out, we’ll do it,” Dyer said.In 2015, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced legislation to create the program as part of her Safer, Stronger D.C. public safety initiative. Since the program started in February, the city has approved more than 1,000 applications for rebates, funding over 2,500 cameras across all eight wards.“I am thrilled that so many people have taken advantage of the program,” Bowser said in a statement.The security cameras must be registered with the Metropolitan Police Department, which gives officers the ability to request the footage during criminal investigations. City officials know of two cases in which video footage led to arrests for theft, Dyer said. Police also used footage as evidence in three other cases: assault with intent to kill, a homicide and auto theft, Dyer added.Yet, there’s no evidence to suggest that the cameras have led to reduced crime rates in the city.“The program is still relatively new,” Dyer said.last_img read more

Body Offering

first_imgThe Body in Indian Art, a rich concept of exhibiting the uniqueness of the annals of Indian museology matched with an equally captivating and unconventional design displayed in eight galleries of the National Museum(NM) ended up last week.  With its distinct approach to deck-up, lighting and even acoustics tailor-made for the unusual sequencing of objects, NM turned a new leaf in the history of Indian museology. ‘It has raised the bar of museology in India’, said NM Director-General Venu V. Normally, the concept of design gets subdued under the weight of a phenomenal exhibition, which The Body in Indian Art was. But it is equally true that such a huge event – with over 350 objects on display – needed a brilliant design to crystallize the concept, and the design wing did a tremendous job’, noted Venu. ‘Putting the storyline into use by apt and ideal use of space (in NM) was the task that followed,’ recalled Chatterjee, an alumnus of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He further added, ‘There were only two-and-a-half months left for me to meet the deadline. However, the initial sketches themselves gave high hopes of realising the task.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Ahuja said the unusual sequencing lent certain objects at the BIA interpretations that were completely distinct from Indomania. ‘When we (Ahuja and Chatterjee) moved things in the NM space, new configurations began emerging.’ The design at BIA also went for a massive reinvention vis-à-vis Indomania. For, here a chunk of the expected visitors was closer to the country’s heritage – culturally and geographically. Thus the gallery on ‘Supernatural’ was a longish hall of many-hued stone columns that evoke the famed colonnades of a South Indian temple,  forming a grand setting for the morphed, deformed and divine bodies in that gallery. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSimilarly, the gallery on ‘rapture’ was set against a painted landscape of grove-like clusters of curved textile surfaces with colours drawn from Ragamala paintings, forming intimately scaled enclosures for these sculptures and miniatures. ‘I believe the visitor experienced a different dissolution of architectural space in the textured, ash-grey gallery on asceticism, carpeted from floor to pedestal to ceiling,’ Chatterjee said. Again, after the gripping darkness of the galleries (painted in black) on death, one entered the second, which was about ‘shunyata’ (nothingness) and the body beyond form. All galleries had their particular harmonic arrangements in response to specific works, themes and spaces — using colour, light, line, material and volume to provide a tonal rhythm within which individual art pieces shone forth, interacting both with other masterpieces and with the visitor’s body. The synthesis of sight and sound was also a striking feature, with music and video installations dispersed throughout the galleries, providing places for rest and contemplation. Several galleries featured specially designed wall-mounted display tables, carefully angled to exhibit miniature paintings worked out with ergonomic attention to Indian body proportions.last_img read more