Adidas will pay between 65 million and 70 million euros ($73-$79 million) a year to extend its sponsorship deal with the German soccer association (DFB), Sport Bild reported on Friday.The German sportswear company, which declined to comment on the report, currently pays around 25 million euros a year to supply the world champions but faced competition from U.S. rival Nike for the contract.Under the new agreement, Adidas will continue to provide the outfit for national teams for four years from 2019, the newspaper said on Friday, citing sources within DFB.DFB officials were not immediately available for comment.A battle between Adidas and Nike for dominance of the global soccer gear market has driven a steep rise in sponsorship payments to elite clubs.Adidas said on Thursday it expects sales of soccer boots, shirts and balls to rise 14 percent to a new record of 2.5 billion euros in 2016, showing a return for spending more on partnerships with top teams and players.It expects to sell 1.3 million Germany jerseys this year. That is down from the 3 million shirts it shifted in 2014, when Germany won the World Cup.Adidas has long been the world’s top soccer brand, but it was overtaken by Nike in the market for boots in 2014, prompting Adidas to lift its marketing spending.Adidas is kitting out nine of the 24 teams playing at Euro 2016, including reigning champions Spain and Germany. Nike has six teams, including host France and England, while smaller German brand Puma has five, including Italy.
Lionel Messi Messi included in Barcelona squad for Sevilla but Busquets misses out Jamie Smith 03:46 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Lionel Messi Barcelona Sevilla v Barcelona Sevilla Primera División Barcelona v Roma Roma UEFA Champions League Ernesto Valverde The Argentine is in good enough shape to travel as part of the squad for Saturday’s game, but the midfielder has been left out Lionel Messi has been passed fit to be included in Barcelona’s squad for their game at Sevilla on Saturday.Messi – who missed both friendlies for Argentina during the international break – was a doubt with a hamstring injury.Coach Ernesto Valverde told reporters the club would wait before making a decision over whether the 30-year-old would take part in their La Liga clash. Article continues below 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 the forward has proven his fitness enough to take his place in an 18-man group named by Valverde.Luis Suarez returns from suspension after missing Barca’s last game, a 2-0 home win against Athletic Bilbao, with Nelson Semedo and Denis Suarez also included after recovering from injury.But there is no place for defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets, who is battling to recover from a toe injury in time for the Champions League quarter-finals.Barca, who have an 11-point lead at the top of the table, host Roma in the first leg of the tie on Tuesday.Squad list#SevillaBarça#ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/oXp4O0uAUv— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 30, 2018Aleix Vidal and Yerry Mina sit out, while left-back Lucas Digne is absent due to a thigh injury sustained on international duty with France.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City made check on Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruizby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are checking on Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz.The 23-year-old, who has attracted interest from both Barcelona and Real Madrid, has also been closely monitored by City in recent weeks.The Guardian says City sent scouts to watch Ruiz in action when Napoli played Salzburg in the Champions League on Wednesday night.Ruiz was named as the best player of the Under-21 European Championship last summer as he helped Spain lift their fifth title and has recently broke into the senior side.The Spain international can play centrally or on the left side of midfield and has been likened to City star David Silva, who is considered to be at the backend of his career at 33.
RICHMOND COUNTY: Lennox Passage Bridge, Isle Madame The speed limit on the Lennox Passage Bridge on Isle Madame is reduced to 20 km/h while the department studies damage to the bridge’s joints. The bridge is safe and the public will be advised if further restrictions are required. INVERNESS COUNTY: Captain Gillis Bridge The Captain Gillis Bridge, on Trunk 19 near Port Hood, is opened to one lane with a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Detours for truck traffic will remain in place. RICHMOND COUNTY: Port Royal Bridge Port Royal Bridge on Port Royal Road on Isle Madame, Richmond County, is closed until further notice. Traffic can detour on MacEachern Road. -30- CONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lake Road, Tatamagouche Lake Road, from West Tatamagouche Road for about six kilometres to Slade Road, will have stop-and-go traffic for road repairs and mailbox adjustments until Wednesday, Jan. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge, Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Roads, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road.
LONDON – If you think there’s no escape from the songs of Ed Sheeran, you may be right.A global music industry group says the British singer-songwriter is officially the bestselling recording artist of 2017.The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry says Sheeran had the world’s top-selling album last year with “Divide,” as well as the bestselling single, “Shape of You.”The group’s chief executive, Frances Moore, said Monday that Sheeran’s success “is astonishing and testament to his ability to write and perform songs that connect with a truly global fan base.”The IFPI’s Global Recording Artist of the Year Award measures sales in both digital and physical music formats.The 2016 winner, Drake, came second in 2017. Rounding out the top five were Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem.
New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Friday lashed out at AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal over his controversial tweet that depicted his party symbol, a broom chasing a “Hindu swastika”, saying it is a violation of the model code of conduct and aims at disrupting communal harmony. “The Aam Aadmi Party should be invalidated and strict action should be taken against it for attempts to incite communal tension,” BJP leader Vijender Gupta said.The tweet, posted late night on March 20, triggered an uproar on the social media, with the Twitterati slamming the Delhi chief minister for his post, prompting the ruling party to come out with a clarification saying it was not ‘Swastik’ but the Nazi symbol that the AAP leader had tweeted. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”It is not only an objectionable tweet aimed at disrupting the communal harmony but also a violation of the model code of conduct. What is the kind of message he (Kejriwal) wants to send out? We demand that their party is invalidated and strict action taken against them for attempts to incite communal tension,” Gupta told reporters. The Delhi BJP on Tuesday alleged that the AAP was trying to incite communal tensions by “politicising the cow” and said it would lodge a complaint with the Election Commission. The BJP’s reaction had come on a tweet by AAP Lok Sabha poll candidate Raghav Chadha in which he wrote “door to door campaigning by BJP” and posted a photo of a cow and a calf standing at the doorstep of a house.
After crashing into the three-wheeler, the van had hit the bus it was overtaking and then came to a stop. A drunk driver crashed his van into a three-wheeler last night killing two people and injuring three others in Kosgama.The police media unit said that the van had attempted to overtake a bus along the Colombo – Avisawella road and crashed into the three-wheeler coming on the opposite direction. Investigations had later found that the van driver, who was arrested, was drunk. The driver of the bus was also arrested. (Colombo Gazette) Two women who were in the three wheeler were killed while the driver of the three-wheeler, another passenger and a person who was in the van sustained injuries.
Sri Lanka today condemned the deadly shooting in the German city of Munich in which at least nine people were killed.Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mahishini Colonne said that Sri Lanka condemned the shooting in Munich and extended condolences to the families of the victims and wish a quick recovery to those injured. An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire in a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack against civilians in Western Europe in eight days.The pistol-wielding attacker, identified by Munich Police Chief Hubertus Andrae as a dual national, was later found dead of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. (Colombo Gazette)
Painting a harrowing picture of routine house burning, military reprisals and forced conscription, many of the latest arrivals – more than 500 over the last week alone – have reported that there are even larger numbers of people waiting around the villages close to the border for an opportunity to cross, a UNHCR spokesman said in Geneva.”Some of them are out in the open with no shelter on the Burundi side of the border,” spokesman Kris Janowski said. “UNHCR staff at the border confirmed seeing thick smoke billowing in the distance, across the Burundi border.”Since the beginning of the year, more than 3,400 Burundian refugees have arrived in Tanzania – more than 30 per cent of them during the first half of September. A small number of arrivals said they were former refugees who had repatriated last year or early this year to Burundi.Meanwhile, the number of refugees returning to Burundi has decreased, according to Mr. Janowski. Some 600 refugees are going back to Burundi each week with assistance from UNHCR, compared with up to 1,500 per week a few months ago. By early September, some 42,650 Burundian refugees had returned home – 25,100 of them with UNHCR transport. More than 18,000 others had gone back on their own. The agency continues to arrange transport twice a week from camps in Tanzania to the relatively safe northern Burundi provinces of Muyinga and Ngozi.The drop in return figures from Tanzania has been attributed to the upsurge in conflict between the military and rebels in Burundi. The recent outbreak of meningitis in Burundi may also have contributed to the drop in numbers, the spokesman said.
Mr. Šešelj is being monitored in a Dutch prison hospital after he was transferred yesterday from the detention unit of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which is based in The Hague, the Tribunal said in a press statement, citing concern for the accused’s well-being.Although he continues to drink water, Mr. Šešelj has declined food, medicine and medical care since 11 November, and the ICTY said a medical necessity requiring intervention could arise in the near future if he does not start eating again.Mr. Šešelj, 52, has refused to allow any doctor of Dutch nationality to assess his condition, but has said he will accept a doctor from France or Serbia. However, he refused to meet a French doctor who visited the Dutch prison hospital today.The Tribunal statement said the reasons provided by Mr Šešelj for his hunger strike keep changing, ranging from his defence counsel to the ability to receive unmonitored visits from his wife.Earlier this week, ICTY judges assigned defence counsel to the accused, saying he had persistently obstructed the proper conduct of the trial since resuming self-representation in late October.“But he has also made other less publicized demands, such as that the Tribunal approach a foreign State in order to unfreeze assets he holds in overseas bank accounts,” the statement noted.The president of the Serbian Radical Party, Mr. Šešelj faces charges of crimes against humanity and others relating to the persecutions of Croat, Muslim and other non-Serb people and their expulsions from area of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Vojvodina region of Serbia, between August 1991 and September 1993.Prosecutors allege Mr. Šešelj participated in a joint criminal enterprise with former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, among others, that led to the extermination and expulsion of non-Serb people.In its statement the ICTY stressed that it is keeping officials from Serbia informed at all times, and has also invited the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to visit its detention unit and the Dutch prison hospital.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Matt Canada’s job as Maryland interim football coach ended Saturday at soggy Penn State, where the Terrapins failed a fourth straight time to earn their sixth victory and bowl eligibility.The 2018 season, however, will be remembered instead for what the Terrapins endured off the field and how Canada guided them through the unsightly mess.After offensive lineman Jordan McNair collapsed during a practice in May and subsequently died of heatstroke, Maryland negotiated a tumultuous six months that included two independent investigations involving the football program, the departure of three athletic trainers and the firing of head coach DJ Durkin.Canada, hired as offensive co-ordinator in January, was made interim coach in August after Durkin was placed on investigative leave. Along with preparing the team for 12 games, Canada’s first head coaching gig included the task of helping his players deal with the loss of a teammate.Whether he returns in 2019 after Maryland’s 5-7 finish remains to be seen. The school will soon begin the search for a new coach, and Canada might be a candidate . But he might also end up being fired if the new coach desires a different offensive co-ordinator.It will take much longer than that for Canada, the players and the entire program to comprehend the loss of McNair. University President Wallace Loh acknowledged that “mistakes were made” in the 19-year-old’s treatment on the scene, an assessment that was confirmed by an external investigation.“There’s certainly been challenges, first and foremost the loss we had and dealing with that,” Canada said. “That’s horrible. That’s indescribable. That’s something that none of us are ever going to get over.”An investigation determined that the program had problems but was not toxic, leading the University System of Maryland board of regents to reinstate Durkin on Oct. 30. A swift and venomous backlash followed, and Loh subsequently fired Durkin on Oct. 31.So Canada continued as coach in a season that began with a stunning upset of No. 23 Texas. A 63-24 rout of Illinois put the Terrapins at 5-3 before four successive defeats ruined their bid to extend a season dedicated to McNair.A 24-3 loss at home against Michigan State culminated an emotional week of Durkin’s return and dismissal. Maryland then fell 34-32 at Indiana and 52-51 against No. 9 Ohio State after a 2-point try in overtime went awry. Emotionally drained, the Terps succumbed 38-3 at Penn State.“This season was filled with adversity, and battling through adversity,” senior defensive tackle Mbi Tanyi said. “That’s like the biggest thing we can all take from this season. We lost our teammate, and to keep battling through game in and game out, I can’t say how proud I am of everybody who put the effort in.”Throughout it all, Canada credited the players and the coaching staff for keeping their focus in an unusual season. Before the season finale, he took a moment to look back at what they all accomplished together.“I’ve had fun being a coach,” Canada said. “The situation, the role and all that really has just been, well, you just kind of do your job where you are at the time. That’s what I’ve done, that’s what we’ve all done.”___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25David Ginsburg, The Associated Press
Montreal-based Major Wire Industries recently welcomed producers and authorised dealers from the southern US region to an open house at its newest facility, Major Wire Screening Inc, in Salisbury, North Carolina. The 55,000 ft2 weaving and finishing facility matches Major Wire’s ISO 9001:2008 registered process and quality standards, allowing it to efficiently deliver all of Major Wire’s OptimumWire woven wire solutions with its superior wear life for screening in the quarrying, mining and industrial minerals markets.The event included an interactive Screen Maintenance Seminar designed to help producers identify common screening problems that reduce production rates. Major Wire Screening specialises in weaving standard and customised woven wire cloth. “We keep more than 70 standard sizes in stock at all times,” said Steve Taylor, General Manager for Major Wire Screening. “If you need another size, however, we can customise panels with openings as small as 10 mesh and with wire diameters from 0.635 mm to 6.35 mm.” Major Wire Screening supplies a full line of screening accessories, from polyurethane and rubber screen media to screen bolts, nuts and washers to crown bar rubber, clamp rails, center hold-down bars, and wear protection accessories.Celebrating more than 125 years in business, parent company Major Wire Industries designs, manufactures and markets screening solutions, including Flex-Mat 3 High-Performance, Self-Cleaning Screen Media in Tensioned and Modular versions, OptimumWire and stainless steel woven wire cloth.
Chez le daim, la femelle peut aussi choisir son… ou ses partenaire(s) sexuel(s)Publiée le 30 janvier dans Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, une étude britannique de longue durée met en évidence la “polyandrie” de certaines femelles chez le daim, en dépit de la réputation de ‘machisme’ des cervidés, généralement connus pour fonctionner en harems. Chez certains cervidés, les mâles ne sont pas tout-puissants, et ces dames ont aussi leur mot à dire quand il s’agit de reproduction. Une équipe de chercheurs de l’Université Queen Mary de Londres et de l’University College de Dublin ont analysé durant 10 ans le comportement reproducteur des daims européens (Dama dama) du Phoenix Park de Dublin. Plus particulièrement, ils se sont intéressés aux femelles, traditionnellement considérées comme plutôt passives durant la période du rut chez les cervidés. Mais au cours de leur étude, les scientifiques ont pu constater que 12% de celles-ci choisissent de s’accoupler avec plusieurs mâles chaque année. “Traditionnellement, la plupart des recherches de ce type ont porté sur les stratégies d’accouplement des mâles, et le comportement des femelles pendant le rut a souvent été négligée. Jusqu’à présent, il y a eu une compréhension limitée du choix des partenaires durant ce processus, et beaucoup de gens croyaient que les biches sont contrôlées par les mâles au cours de la saison des amours”, commence le Dr Alan McElligott, un des auteurs de l’étude.”En fait, non seulement les femelles décident avec qui elles s’accouplent, mais notre étude a montré qu’une certaine proportion choisit de s’accoupler plus d’une fois par an, et avec des mâles différents”, indique t-il. Les scientifiques ont ainsi pu mettre en évidence la polyandrie de certaines femelles ou autrement dit, le fait qu’elle s’accouple à plusieurs mâles. 5 à 20% de biches qui optent pour plusieurs mâles À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Bien que la majorité des biches ne s’accouplent qu’une fois, nous avons constaté que 5 à 20% de la population de femelles le fait avec plusieurs mâles (…). Nous croyons que la présence de femelles polyandres, chaque année, dans cette population, est une très bonne preuve de (…) stratégies différentes d’accouplement”, précise sa collègue, le Dr Elodie Briefer.Toutefois, les chercheurs ont observé que cette polyandrie se manifeste surtout chez les femelles s’étant accouplé une première fois avec un mâle âgé ou fatigué par d’autres ruts. Ils chercheurs suggèrent que c’est là un moyen pour ces biches de devenir gravides à coup sûr…Le 3 février 2013 à 09:46 • Maxime Lambert
Guarantee 1000+ CP1/17For Pokemon that can evolve, their starting CP will dictate whether or not their final evolution will hit the coveted 1000+ mark. While each Pokemon grow at different rates, you can use PoGoToolKit to estimate their final CP.Photo Credit: @iBlali on Twitter.<><> While Pokemon Go is bringing out the inner trainer in us all, it’s safe to say it’s missing something – something at an immersion level. When it comes to embracing your inner master, cosplaying as Red can only take you so far – what you really need is a real Pokedex to measure and evaluate your next great catch. Fortunately, if you have a 3D printer, you can create the perfect accessory for your Pokemon adventures.A user by the name of “NPoole” on the popular custom electronics tinkering site SparkFun put together 3D-printer plans to create a case for your mobile device that replicates the look and feel of the in-game Pokemon encyclopedia: the Pokedex. After some light soldering and electronics work to hook up a common 2600 mAh battery to the guts of the build, your device becomes a real-life Pokemon machine, simultaneously keeping your phone charged while using the notoriously battery-draining app. Keep in mind this creation doesn’t exactly have the Nintendo Seal of Approval, so jump in and tinker at your own risk.If you’re ready to take the plunge into Pokemon stardom, download the printing files for your 3D printer from Github. “NPoole” originally designed the build to fit a Samsung Galaxy S4, but there are iPhone 6S plans available as well. For fans with other devices, you might have to sit tight for your chance to take your Pokemon Go experience to the next level.With your new gadget in hand, the next Pokestop you visit will echo with the tales of “that one kid with the real Pokedex.” Be sure to read our Pokemon Go Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to wow them even more with your Pokemon prowess.
Related Items:general elections, pnp, premier rufus ewing TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Feb 2016 – The Premier says he is not yet ready for a general election and not yet ready to announce when it will be. “It would be foolhardy for someone to propose that date and not be ready.”Hon Dr Rufus Ewing is the man with the power to determine when the General Election will be held and though everyone says it is in 2016, the Premier said… wait a minute, that is not a certainty. “I just raised an eyebrow because election can be held as late as February 19, 2017 so by saying election will be held this year is pre-empt what my decision will be when no one knows. I am saying that it could be held as late as February 2017.”Twice in the last week, the Premier has gone on the record nationally to say there may be no elections this year. He also said so in the House of Assembly following the two minute presentation by Hon Sharlene Robinson, Opposition Leader where she launched the PDM’s hunt for candidates. The PNP Leader in response to a media question said his party continuously searches for candidates and they are selected first by the Branch members in a sort of primary race before being offered on the PNP ticket to the nation. Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech 11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’
Sihanoukville authorities threaten legal action against 10 building owners over demolition orders Load More “The license should be auctioned, because that is the policy adopted across the country,” he said according to local media reports.“Coal blocks, mining leases, 2G spectrum is auctioned so why not auction casino licenses too?”The Goan government is expected to introduce a new bill in the coming months aimed at moving the state’s offshore casino operators onto land by creating a designated zone where gambling activities would be permitted. It has been suggested that existing offshore operators, which include India’s biggest gaming company Delta Corp, would be offered 15-year casino licenses. RelatedPosts 10,000 Chinese citizens flee Sihanoukville in days after Cambodian online gaming directive: report The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) has called for the state’s casino licenses to be put up for auction rather than issued directly to offshore casino operators.Responding to comments earlier in the week by Goa’s Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai detailing the possibility of creating a Goa Strip of casinos along the Panaji coastline, GPCC President Girish Chodankar stated that any onshore casino licenses issued to operators should be done so via auction. 70% of Macau gaming market driven by 400,000 premium players: brokerage
MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two teens who went missing in Miami.According to City of Miami Police, 15-year-old Luna Aguilar and 15-year-old Dominick Viti were last seen Monday morning.Aguilar was reported missing from 500 NW 36th St., and Viti was reported missing from 250 NE 25th St. Aguilar stands 5 feet 1 inch or 5 feet 2 inches tall, has brown hair and brown eyes and weighs about 124 pounds. She was last seen wearing a red sweater, blue jeans, white Adidas sneakers and was carrying a white and black backpack.Viti stands 6 feet tall, has blond hair, hazel eyes and weighs about 135 pounds. He was last seen wearing a royal blue Polo shirt, khaki pants and gray Adidas sneakers.If you have any information on their whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. We need your assistance locating both juveniles (Luna Aguilar & Dominick Viti). Luna is reported missing from 500 NW 36 St & Dominick is reported missing from 250 NE 25 St. Both are known to be suicidal. If you come into contact with them, please call us at 305.603.6300. pic.twitter.com/D2pHUyA5bN— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) January 28, 2019Officials said the teens are known to be suicidal and believed to be in a relationship.Surveillance photos captured them at the Allapattah Metrorail Station in Miami.
Al OrtizHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner says that, even if the pension reform bill were in danger of failing in the Texas Legislature, the City Council would know with enough time to adjust the budget for Fiscal Year 2018.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and some members of the City Council are at odds over how to draft the next budget.The Council was supposed to vote this Wednesday on a resolution regarding the schedule proposed by Mayor Sylvester Turner to work on the budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which starts on July 1st 2017 and ends on June 30th 2018.The schedule sets a May 25th deadline for making changes by introducing amendments to the budget.That worries several Council members such as Mike Knox, Michael Kubosh, Greg Travis and Brenda Stardig, because they think it may limit their capability to introduce amendments if the Texas Legislature fails to reform the City’s pension system, which could create a budget shortfall.The State legislative session in Austin will be over at the end of May.“I would be very concerned about giving up that opportunity to amend or, at least, have my voice heard in an amendment whether it was, you know, passed or not,” Stardig noted during the debate about the budget schedule held at City Hall.Turner told Council Members that, even if the pension reform bill were in danger of failing in Austin, they would know with enough time to adjust the budget and added: “Please, do not utilize the pension discussion and the debate in Austin to justify delaying a process that would bring transparency and efficiency to the budgetary process here.”The vote was ultimately postponed to next week. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:12 Listen Share
DC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC NewsOur Favorite TV Superheroes Ranked Stay on target With last night’s season premiere of Legends of tomorrow, the Arrowverse is officially back into full swing. With Arrow being as dark and violent as ever and The Flash dealing with some pretty heavy consequences of time travel, the CW needed to end the week with something a little more lighthearted.And hey, since this show was built on crossovers, why not kick of the second season with one. We open with Historian Nate Heywood breaking into Oliver Queen’s office to tell him that he believes the Legends are in danger. Heywood claims to be a time detective and tells Oliver that his friends are traveling through time and subtly changing history. He thinks they’re in danger because he unearths reports of an underwater detonation of an atomic bomb in 1942—three years before the atomic bomb was invented.Kicking off the season with a cameo from Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Oliver and Heywood explore the Waverider and find only Mick aboard. Mick tells them that history needed saving because the Time Masters, the people who were supposed to protect it, were blown up. Mick fills us all in on what’s been going on. Rip and crew have been spent the last six months chasing down time criminals.We first go to 1637 France, where our crew arrives to save the king. Specifically, they’re there to make sure Louis XIV is… created. The current king’s preparations are interrupted by some futuristic assassins, which the Legends fight off by flying around on jetpacks mixed with some good old-fashioned sword fighting.The future of France saved, we cut back to the framing device where Mick tells us that they were trying to avoid 1942 on the advice of a man in a hood named Rex Tyler. The team learns that Germany won World War II by nuking New York City in 1942, and they decide they have to go against Rex’s advice and go back in time to kidnap Albert Einstein. 15 minutes into the episode, and it’s already National Treasure with time travel.Albert Einstein (John Rubinstein) has the best pick-up lines. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)They go to a cocktail party at Columbia and find Albert Einstein using his great scientific knowledge to pick up women at parties. Kidnapping him doesn’t go so well as he calls or help and Martin has to punch his idol out.Sarah and Ray meanwhile have stumbled upon Damien Darhk making a deal with some Germans to sell Uranium. With Einstein captured, everyone returns to the Waverunner to find that they didn’t fix history and that the Nazis must have gotten the bomb from someone else.Einstein reveals that there was someone else who could build a nuclear bomb: Einstein’s partner Mileva Maric. The Legends find Mileva and her Nazi captors and uses their powers to fight them off. Sarah goes rogue and tries to kill Damien Darhk, in hopes that it will bring back her sister, Laurel. She fails, but the team manages to rescue Mileva.Unfortunately, the Nazis still have the nuke and have loaded it onto a U-Boat. The team tries to intercept the Nazis, but the Darhk orders the nuke to be launched at New York City. Rip sends the Waverider on a collision course with the bomb and scatters the team across time to save them. He leaves Mick aboard in stasis as his injuries prevent him from making the trip. History is saved, but the Waverider sits at the bottom of the ocean until 2016.“The Waverider is ill-suited for underwater combat” (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Back in the present, Mick and Heywood use the Waverider to travel through time and rescue each member of the Legends of Tomorrow, using Heywood’s research skills to figure out when they all are. Ray is in prehistoric times, dodging dinosaurs. Jefferson and Martin are in medieval England pretending to be wizards and are about to be executed by a boy king. Sarah is in 17th-century Salem about to be hanged for being a witch. Rip Hunter is nowhere to be found.Rip has left behind a message for them telling them to stick together and that he hopes he’ll see them again someday. While they’re wondering what to do now, Heywood suggests they go back in time and instruct Einstein to credit Mileva, thereby protecting her from the Nazis who would kidnap her. The plan thwarted, Darhk decides to move onto his next scheme and reveals his partner: Eobard Thawne. You didn’t think we were done seeing him did you? And just as the Legends are about to leave they’re captured by a group calling themselves The Justice Society of America.While this episode didn’t really tell us anything about what to expect for this second season, it did tell a fun, self-contained and exciting story. It felt like an old-school adventure movie in the style of Indiana Jones or Errol Flynn’s Robin Hood. If this show has a downside, it’s that to understand any of these characters; you have to have watched every other Arrowverse show. That’s a lot to ask for people who aren’t all caught up. But if you are, or you just don’t care, there’s a lot of fun to be had here.
Kolkata: Three Trinamool Congress workers were allegedly shot dead in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Saturday, police said. “Three persons were killed when a group of miscreants allegedly fired bullets and hurled bombs at them in Domkal’s Kuchiyamora village. The bodies have been sent for autopsy,” said an officer from Domkal police station. “We have heard that they were active Trinamool Congress workers. Our senior officers are investigating whether there was any political motive behind the killings,” he said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Family members of two of the deceased accused BJP-backed miscreants of the murders. “These people are convicts in another murder case. They were after me as I am one of the witnesses. Yesterday, they came here and killed my uncle and nephew after they could not find me in the house,” said a relative of the deceased persons. Police said raids were on in the area but no arrests had been made so far.