Turin: Cristiano Ronaldo controversially won and then converted a stoppage-time penalty, seconds after having a goal chalked off for offside, as Juventus finally broke down 10-man Genoa to win 2-1 and go back to the top of Serie A on Wednesday.Ronaldo went down under a challenge from Antonio Sanabria and, although their was minimal contact if any at all, the referee pointed to the spot and the VAR officials confirmed the decision with a silent check. The Portuguese forward then fired in the penalty in the sixth minute of stoppage time.It was rough justice on 17th-placed Genoa who played with 10 men from the 51st minute when Francesco Cassata was harshly given a second yellow card for tugging Paulo Dybala’s shirt.Juventus, still unbeaten in all competitions under coach Maurizio Sarri, have 26 points from 10 games, one ahead of Inter Milan who beat Brescia 2-1 on Tuesday.“We suffered a lot but we were the rightful winners. We created so many chances and deserved this win,” said Ronaldo.“We got a bit anxious as the game we went because we needed the win but we kept on trying until the end.”Genoa coach Thiago Motta said he would sleep well despite the defeat. “We played them on level terms until the end which isn’t easy here in Turin,” he said. “I don’t judge referees but I can say he was really severe with us.”Juventus went ahead in the 35th minute. A corner was swung in from the left and defender Leonardo Bonucci got in front of Genoa goalkeeper Ionut Radu to score with a glancing header at the near post.Genoa levelled within five minutes after Alex Sandro lost possession on the edge of the area. The ball was passed to Christian Kouame who mis-kicked completely but his shot hit his standing leg and flew past a wrong-footed Gianluigi Buffon.The game veered in Juve’s favour when Dybala tried to squeeze past two players and Cassata was dismissed after the Argentine tumbled to the ground.Juventus had substitute Adrien Rabiot sent off for a second bookable offence with three minutes to play but Genoa were still not safe.Ronaldo turned in Juan Cuadrado’s pass in the third minute of stoppage time but, after Juventus had celebrated the goal, it was disallowed for offside following a VAR check.But in the next attack, Ronaldo collected a pass inside the area, cut inside Sanabria and fell forwards.He seemed to try to make contact with Sanabria rather than the other way round but the referee awarded a penalty and the irrepressible Portuguese converted. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. cristiano ronaldoGenoaJuventusserie A First Published: October 31, 2019, 10:46 AM IST
New Delhi, Mar 8 (PTI) Members, cutting across party lines in Rajya Sabha, made a passionate plea for early passage of the legislation to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in Parliament and state assemblies on the International Womens Day today. While the Rajya Sabha had exactly six years ago passed the Womens Reservation Bill, the legislation has since been pending in Lok Sabha. To mark the Womens Day, the Upper House decided to allow all women law-makers, who had given notices to raise Zero Hour mentions, the first chance. Congress members took credit of getting the bill passed in Rajya Sabha during the UPA rule on March 9, 2010 and sought to know what the present government was doing when it had absolute majority in the Lok Sabha. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien suggested a discussion on the womens reservation issue. “We can put indirect pressure so that bill is passed (in Lok Sabha),” he said. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the government was ready for a discussion on the issue. Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla said she, as a minister, cannot give zero hour notice but would want to speak on the issue. She lamented that the Constitution Amendment Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha but was still pending in Lok Sabha, adding that the matter was first debated in 1995. “I hope this year, the Bill will be passed,” she said and observed that she would be happy when ordinary women get empowered. Heptulla said women are still discriminated against and the House should pass a resolution for a cleaner society where women are protected. “I feel not only women but time has come for men too to speak about womens empowerment,” she said. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said Rajya Sabha can take pride that it has passed the womens reservation bill. “All of us expect and hope it becomes law of land.” Viplove Thakur (Cong) said child marriages are prevalent even today in Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Telengana and Andhra Pradesh and added that this day should not be merely celebrated as a mere ritual. Rajani Patil (Cong) said Rajiv Gandhi showed the way through the 73rd Amendment providing reservation in village panchayats and Manmohan Singh showed political will by getting the womens bill passed in Rajya Sabha. She asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show political will and “pass it in Lok Sabha where you have majority” and said there was a need to change the mindset. (more) PTI ANZ ARCadvertisement
After winning a Silver at the Rio Olympics, shuttler PV Sindhu had told India Today it was time for her to celebrate. She did that in style during a dinner with coach Pullela Gopichand and India Today’s Boria Majumdar. (FULL COVERAGE – RIO OLYMPICS)The young badminton champion had chicken burgers, nuggets and got to enjoy some ice cream as well.”The feeling (of winning the Silver) hasn’t sunk in yet,” she says as she takes takes another scoop of the dessert. (‘Rustom’, Hyderabadi biryani await Sindhu after Silver in Rio)Life is going to be different for Sindhu now. She will never be out of limelight and cash rewards and awards are going to come her away. However, Sindhu’s immediate goal was to enjoy a good meal. Hyderabadi Biryani topped her list but Sindhu was happy enough with some junk food.The Hyderabad shuttler, who is a foodie, had to stay away from her favorite Hyderabadi Biryani and ice-creams as her parents were worried that any outside food might put her in risk violating WADA guidelines.WATCH – SINDHU DINES WITH INDIA TODAYYears of hard work and dedication has paid off for her now. And now there is no stopping Sindhu. “I am throwing a party to everybody – friends, family members, badminton association members,” she said.While Sindhu had her table filled, her coach, former All England champion Pullela Gopichand was a little reluctant to even have his share. However, Gopichand went on heaping praise on his ward. (Name a storm after PV Sindhu, says Kapil Dev)advertisement”Very less people get the opportunity to make million people happy. As sportspersons, I think it’s our responsibility. It makes us think of our job with a lot more respect,” Gopichand spoke of Sindhu, who is the most talked-about person in the country.Gopichand reveals that he believed in Sindhu and that the Hyderabad shuttler has proved him right with an Olympic medal.”I have trusted my instincts. I knew she would come good when it’s important. When Sindhu reached the semi-finals of 2012 China Open, people believed she would scale greater heights. I knew she was a bit inconsistent but I trusted her to produce the results. And now she has proved me right.”The task-master Gopichand, who reportedly starts as early as 4.00 am, says he is not sure his plans for the coming days but says he will celebrate Sindhu’s win with family and friends.”We have planned only this far. We haven’t thought what to do next. We will celebrate this win with our family and friends.”Sindhu has time at her disposal. In four years, she will be better placed to take a shot at Gold in Tokyo Olympics.”I promise, I will be there and will achieve something more in Tokyo,” Sindhu said.Will Gopichand be able to continue doing what he has done for the last few years?”I will also be there. It’s been a tough journey for me. Let’s see if we have the energy,” the coach answers in the affirmative.
Colombo, Jul 29 (PTI) Former Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala today made the allegation that 1996 World Cup winners Arjuna Ranatunga and Aravinda de Silva were the first players from the country to be named for alleged match fixing. “Arjuna and Aravinda were the names mentioned, they were alleged to have taken 15,000 dollars from someone named Gupta,” Sumathipala told reporters at the north central town of Anuradhapura. He said his (SLC) administration at that time was blamed for not investigating the complaint of alleged match fixing by Ranatunga and de Silva. Sumathipala was firing a salvo at Ranatunga in the duo’s long running public slanging match. Ranatunga, a current government minister, had earlier accused Sumathipala’s family of having links with bookies. He said that SLC has gone down to a precipice because of corrupt management of the game under Sumathipala. Ranatunga’s brother Nishantha had filed court case to stay the May 30 elections of SLC when Sumathipala seemed ready to be re-elected. Nishantha was one of two rivals of Sumathipala for the position of SLC boss. The Minister of Sports has appointed a Competent Authority to run the SLC while elections are being delayed. PTI Corr PDS PDSPDS
Arsenal 1 Ostersunds 2 (4-2 agg): Gunners through despite Emirates shock Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 05:56 2/23/18 Getty Images Arsenal were beaten at home by Ostersunds but their first-leg win was enough to see them reach the Europa League last 16 on aggregate. Arsenal survived a huge scare to keep their Europa League campaign alive, progressing to the last 16 with a 4-2 aggregate win over Ostersunds despite a 2-1 loss at home on Thursday.The Gunners cruised to a 3-0 win in the first leg in Sweden last week but found themselves 2-0 down at half-time of the return fixture at the Emirates Stadium.A strike from Sead Kolasinac early in the second half eased some of the nerves in north London, though, and ensured their place in Friday’s draw for the last 16. 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 Ostersunds, who were only founded in October 1996, after Arsene Wenger had been appointed Arsenal manager, were fearless in their approach and sent the visiting fans into raptures when Calum Chambers’ own goal and Ken Sema’s strike put them 2-0 up in the space of 70 seconds in the first half.A Gunners team including Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck offered little by way of a response until the second minute of the second half, when Kolasinac lashed home from close range.Graham Potter’s visitors could not find the two goals they needed to complete a shock turnaround, but the performance will have given Wenger plenty to consider ahead of the EFL Cup final against Manchester City in three days’ time.6 – Arsenal have conceded in each of their last six games at the Emirates in all competitions; their longest run without a clean sheet there since April 2014 (seven consecutive games). Woes. pic.twitter.com/ESv5NmGM97— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 22, 2018Arsenal, no doubt with one eye on Sunday’s showdown at Wembley, made little effort to add to their aggregate lead during the early stages in front of a sparse home crowd.Ostersunds sensed the hosts’ complacency and Hosam Aiesh stunned the Emirates 22 minutes in, latching onto Saman Ghoddos’ long ball in behind Kolasinac and firing across David Ospina, with Chambers deflecting the effort into the net.Before the visiting fans had even finished celebrating, Sema capitalised on more slack defending from Arsenal, leaving Chambers for dead with a clever drag-back before rifling the ball into the bottom-right corner from the left of the penalty area.70 – There were just 70 seconds between Östersunds’ first and second goals at the Emirates. Unfazed. pic.twitter.com/PJqkveZv4x— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 22, 2018Arsenal responded with a spell of possession but offered very little going forward, with a flicked header from Danny Welbeck, which was comfortably held by goalkeeper Aly Keita, the closest they came to a goal back in the first half.However, 90 seconds after the break, they eased some of the anxiety around the Emirates. Full-back Ronald Mukiibi swiped at Hector Bellerin’s cross and missed, allowing Kolasinac to take a touch before smashing the ball into the net from 12 yards out.Arsenal began to look a little more relaxed, with Mohamed Elneny and Danny Welbeck each denied by good saves from Keita, but Ostersunds looked a threat until the end and the Gunners will have to improve significantly if they are to claim the first major trophy of the English season this weekend. Key Opta stats:- Despite progressing into the next round, Arsenal have now lost each of their last six home games in the knockout rounds of European competition.- Graham Potter is just the sixth English manager to win at the Emirates in all competitions (after Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and Garry Monk), but the first to do so in European competition.- Arsenal’s defenders have contributed 20 goals in all competitions this season, the most of any Premier League side (Chelsea 16, Man City 10).- The Gunners have conceded in each of their last six at the Emirates in all competitions; their longest run without a clean sheet there since May 2014 (seven consecutive games).- Ostersunds are the first Swedish side to win an away European match in England since Osters IF beat Tottenham in the 1995 Intertoto Cup.- Arsenal have scored nine own goals since Calum Chambers debuted for them in August 2014, while he has been responsible for 33 per cent of them (3 of 9). read more
5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make As the world seems a little saturated with concept stores these days, we like to think we scour the globe in search of the really good ones, just for you. Here’s a really good one. Goods launched in 2008 in one of Copenhagen’s hippest neighbourhoods, Østerbro. Since then, founder Kasper Hostrup has been refining his basement store, which now boasts it own awesome collection. We caught up with Kasper to talk exciting brands and VW wheels.I read that you launched during the financial crisis. You must be so proud of what you’ve built?That’s correct, it was not intentionally to start during, but it just snuck up on me like it did everybody else and the first couple of years was extremely tough. For the last couple of years business has been very good and looking back, I can say yes I’m proud.Most of our readers are based in the US. How would you describe the store to them?A personally curated selection of quality goods. But it is difficult to describe and that’s why we just launched a new online site in December 2014 which contains some new content oriented features. We do Q&A’s with founders and designers of the brands we work with, our own Neighbourhood guide to our area of Østerbro in Copenhagen and Customer portraits. We do this for all our online customers so that they get a better understanding of who we are and what we represent as a store. The new Spring/Summer collections and content will be online as of next week.What boxes do brands need to tick for you to stock them in store?Design and quality are key, none without the other. I also like to see consistency in the collection as we are a quality menswear store not a fashion store.Are there any brands you’re particularly excited about right now?Besides Capital Goods, the two newcommers this season which both represent design and quality, but are very different – Italian brand Incotex which is part of the Slowear group and Stone Island´s Shadow Project collection.Tell us about Capital Goods.Capital Goods is my own brand which I make with my two partners and co-owners Hannes Wellander and Jakob Pedersen. Capital Goods is essentially an offspring of the store – We are making everything we consider to be essential and not available on the market today.What essentials should every guy own?A great pair of white leather tennis shoes, khaki chino´s, seersucker shirt, light nylon car coat and a white polo shirt.What’s on your shopping list for Summer?New tyre’s for my 1962 VW Beetle – great wine and food – ceramics from our own collaboration with a female basque Artisan named Idoia. How to Make a Whiskey Sour The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United States Ready and Rare-ing to Go: How to Make Steak Tartare Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee
zoom Pan-European ferry operator P&O Ferries and Finnish ro-ro and passenger services provider Finnlines have decided to cooperate on providing a sea bridge between Britain’s east coast and northern Spain.Namely, the parties plan to connect Spain and the Iberian Peninsula to markets in mainland Britain.P&O Ferries runs 98 sailings a week from the British east coast ports of Tilbury, Hull and Teesport to its main continental hub at Zeebrugge. By connecting with these routes, Finnlines’ ferries from Zeebrugge to the Spanish ports of Bilbao and Santander would provide a service spanning the 1,100 miles between northern Spain and north-eastern England and Scotland.“Anyone who needs to transport freight between Spain and Britain will now be able to make a single booking and take advantage of a maximum transit time of five days between the Spanish port from which goods depart and the British port at which they arrive, or vice versa,” Nick Pank, P&O Ferries’ Head of Sales Development for the North Sea, said.The ferry and logistics company said it expects to see strong volumes of project cargo, machinery and machine parts, packaging, aluminium, car parts, fruit and vegetables, batteries and paper being transported between Spain and Britain.
Kolkata: A complete shutdown of Outpatient departments (OPDs) and various non-emergency wards at various state-run medical college hospitals in the state caused due to the prolonged ceasework by junior doctors prompted the state Health department to hold an emergency meeting at Swasthya Bhawan on Wednesday.Even the emergency departments at the various medical colleges in the city did not function properly, with the doctors threatening not to attend to a patient unless his/her condition is critical. Health services in the medical colleges in the districts has taken a major blow as various doctors’ organisations observed ceasework for 12 hours on Wednesday to protest against the attack on junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaMinister of state for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya convened the meeting with senior officials of the department in presence of medical superintendents and principals of various medical colleges in the city, to review the security system in and around the hospitals. It has been a long-standing demand of the junior doctors to ensure adequate security arrangement inside the hospital campus, so that they are not assaulted by the family members of patients. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersHealth Secretary Rajeeva Sinha, Director of Health Service (DHS) Dr Ajay Chakraborty, Director of Medical Education (DME) Dr Pradip Mitra and other departmental officials were present during the meeting. Discussion on how to tide over the crisis also took place in the meeting. The agitating doctors demanded the intervention of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and an assurance from her to check the assaults on doctors. Sympathy has poured in for the agitating junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital from various doctors’ organisations, which have extended moral support to their ceasework. The Health department has urged the agitating junior doctors to stop the ceasework and join their duties. It has been learnt that Bhattacharya enquired in detail how many police and security personnel are deployed at each medical college in the city. The minister has asked the health officials to chalk out an elaborate plan on how to check the incidents of assault on doctors. The department is eyeing a complete overhaul of the security system in hospitals. Earlier, the NRS doctors had demanded the introduction of a panic button, with which the doctors will be able to draw the attention of security personnel in case of an emergency. Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee said during a press conference that he condemns the attack on doctors and is praying for their speedy recovery. However, in the same breath he said that the junior doctors must introspect if they are doing right by denying treatment at the hospitals. “Who will take the responsibility if someone dies after being denied treatment?” Banerjee asked.
It is not just respiratory symptoms or a feeling of tiredness that asthma sufferers have to face daily, many of them even have to deal with shame and a sense of guilt using inhalers at work, preventing them from working to their full potential, new research has found. The World Health Organization estimates that 235 million people around the world suffer from asthma. The study, published in the Journal of Asthma and Allergy, showed that asthma sufferers are missing nearly one-tenth of work hours due to their symptoms, which also results in a loss of productivity and affects their emotional well being. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainOn an average, three out of four workers could not work to their full potential, showed the survey of over 1,500 symptomatic asthma patients across six countries Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan, Spain and the UK. Overall, total work productivity dropped by one third (36 per cent) due to asthma. “But, what struck us most was the emotional response to asthma in the workplace,” said Kevin Gruffydd-Jones from Box Surgery in Britain. The study results found that on an average, up to one-tenth (9.3 per cent) of work hours were missed in a single week because of workers’ asthma symptoms. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardAsthma sufferers in India too face similar challenges, according to doctors. “One cannot ignore the environment and other related conditions which in any case can go against the patient; she/he has to be prepared all the time with medications, inhalers and other prescriptions,” said doctors. “Strong will power is needed to continue with normal daily life as being careless is not an option,” they added. Asthma patients often feel inferior and disadvantaged compared to their non-symptomatic colleagues. “Being an asthma patient one is prone to minor or major attacks. A large number of patients have to be on daily treatment to keep symptoms under control,” doctors said. “The disease affects the daily life of an individual where she/he has to take a number of precautions for their well being along with medications and and at the same time have to continue with their jobs, home tasks and other work,” they added.
The Ohio State women’s volleyball team will see postseason action for the second straight year after receiving an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes will face Atlantic Sun Conference champion Lipscomb (24-6) at 6 p.m. Friday at the Thomas J. Frericks Center at the University of Dayton. “They’re a very good all-around team,” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said. “They run things very fast, they’re efficient and they don’t make a ton of mistakes.” Lipscomb is a change of pace from the big, powerful teams the Buckeyes face in the Big Ten. “They’re a little bit different from the teams we’ve seen because of their speed and how they run their offense,” Carlston said. “They have six or seven just all-around great volleyball players.” The Buckeyes are going to have to tweak their game plan for a new type of opponent, junior middle blocker Kelli Barhorst said. “We’re really going to utilize their left side because they are a shorter, scrappier team,” she said. “We’re going to use our power against them.” The Buckeyes are glad to see the Big Ten gauntlet end but realize that their schedule has prepared them for tournament play, senior outside hitter Katie Dull said. “Every week in the Big Ten, every game it was like, ‘OK, this is the most important match of the season,’” she said. With a record of 22-11 and a sixth-place finish in the Big Ten, making the tournament wasn’t a sure thing for the Buckeyes. Carlston said the selection show was a nerve-racking experience for the team, watching all the schools get picked in front of them before they finally got selected to the last bracket. “It was a very nervous moment for us,” Barhorst said. Carlston said the goal heading into Friday’s match is getting the team healthy. “We’re trying to get everyone healthy this week so we are ready to go at full strength Friday,” Carlston said. The Buckeyes hope that, with the match being close to home, there will be a swarm of scarlet and gray in the stands. “We’ve got the band going, we’ve got a bus or two going, we’ve got Block ‘O,’” Carlston said. “You never know who is going to make the road trip.” If the Buckeyes win Friday, they will advance to play the winner between Horizon League champion Butler (21-9) and Atlantic 10 champion Dayton (27-3) at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.1. #FREEDOM: The Troika is leaving town. Ireland officially exits the bailout process on 15 December so today marks the final inspection by European and IMF officials.2. #TWTR: Twitter will make its Wall Street debut later today with a share price tag of $26, making a billionaire of its co-founder Evan Williams.3. #GPO GIRL: The High Court will today decide what will happen to Samantha Azzopardi, the 25-year-old Australian citizen who was taken into HSE care last month after gardaí discovered her in a distressed state on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. The extensive investigation into her true identity has cost the state an estimated €350,000.4. #CHRISTMAS: The Deloitte Christmas Spending Survey predicts that Irish people will spend about €1.5 billion on food, drink and gifts this year – the highest amount of any European country, says the Irish Examiner.5. #COURTS: A High Court judge has said he was ‘improperly’ asked about his ruling in a custody battle by a Circuit Court judge following an inquiry by a Dáil deputy in 2010, reports the Irish Times.6. #GUARANTEED IRISH: A dairy farm in Omagh has complained to TDs and senators about a ban on carrying the ‘Farmed in Ireland’ logo on its milk because it sources produce in Tyrone, according to the Irish News.7. #JOBSWATCH: Facebook is moving its EMEA headquarters to a larger office space in Dublin’s Silicon Docks to make room for extra staff.8. #POISONED: Swiss scientists have judged that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with a radioactive substance, causing his death.9. #ALL STARS: For the first time in 17 years, there are NO Kilkenny players on the All-Star hurling team. There are plenty of Clare men, though.
This would make a great gift for the germaphobe on your list, or for someone who just wants a little extra protection during this cold season, or for that matter, anyone with a cell phone. This little germ zapper is available for $49.99 on violight.com. Next time you use your phone, just think about laying your cheek against a toilet seat, only dirtier, then you’ll want to buy one for everyone on your shopping list, plus one for yourself. Well, there is a solution: The Violight UV Cell Phone Sanitizer. Volight claims that its germicidal UV light kills 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria in just 5 minutes. You can use it to sanitize your cell phone, headphones, MP3 player, or whatever small electrical device you can get to fit inside it. We love/ need our cell phones so much that take our cell phones with us everywhere we go (the bathroom) and use them constantly (while driving). On a typical day, we touch every part of them with our dirty hands, lay them down on all kinds of surfaces, stick them in our warm pockets, and then put them up to our faces. In turn, we’re smothering our precious phones with germs, more germs than any other surface in our home and office.Violight, the UV light sanitizing gadget company, quotes CBS News, saying “A British microbiologist claims the average cell phone carries more germs per square inch than doornobs, the soles of shoes, even toilet seats.” And you touch this thing to your face!! Ew.
Nintendo surprised everyone when the company announced the 2DS back in August. The newly revealed handheld was somewhat shocking at first — it dropped 3D, the 3DS’ trademark feature, an is the first non-folding Nintendo portable since the failed Gameboy Micro — but after thinking it over for the past few months we are considerably less shocked by Nintendo’s decision. The 2DS is available today for a very reasonable $130 and has already garnered a number of rather good review scores.At first glance the 2DS looks like budget version of the 3DS, but this makes until you also take into account that Nintendo is aiming this device squarely at the 7 and under age range. The non-folding design is said to be more rugged than the hinged 3DS and 3DS XL, and the dropped 3D feature is not a factor as it was never recommended for children in the first place. Finally, the $130 price tag puts the 2DS well below the starting price for popular, but less kid-friendly options, like the iPad mini and iPod touch.As Geek’s Russell Holly put it:It may look like an awkward cousin, but the 2DS actually addresses some important use cases. I turned 3D off permanently on my son’s 3DS, and he almost always uses it fully extended. I’ve also heard several parents choose not to buy a 3DS for their very young kids because they were concerned about the hinge and how it snapped shut. It’s time to put Nintendo handheld against Nintendo handheld. In this grudge match we’ll drop the PS Vita and iDevices altogether, and put the 2DS versus the 3DS versus the 3DS XL.PriceThe 2DS is by far the cheapest of the three handhelds at $129.99. By comparison you can pick up a 3DS for $169.99 and a 3DS XL for $199.99. That 2DS’ price must contain a substantive profit margin for Nintendo, but is still low enough to entice a purchase for younger kids.A 2DS and a couple of games is also going to come in at around the same price as a PS Vita ($199), which is significant especially now Sony has dropped the price of the Vita to match that of a 3DS XL. That noted, Nintendo’s games are generally regarded as being more kid-friendly and franchise like Super Mario and Pokemon resonate with most children more so than ones like Uncharted. Games for the two systems are about the same price.Dimensions & weightEven though Nintendo has removed the hinge from the 2DS, it’s not the lightest of the three handhelds. The 3DS weighs in at 235 grams, the 3DS XL is 336 grams, while the 2DS sits in the middle at 260 grams. It’s unclear why this is the case. The weight may have been added in the process of making the 2DS as indestructible as possible, preparing it to be in the hands of young children.The dimensions of the 2DS confirm it’s about as thick as the 3DS models, but shorter and slightly wider than the 3DS:2DS: 127 x 144 x 20.3mm3DS: 74 x 134 x 21mm (closed), roughly 148mm tall when openXL: 93 x 156 x 22mm (closed), roughly 186mm tall when openThe 2DS, by default, becomes the largest of the three to carry around simply because you can’t fold it in half. That also means no carry case reuse and more accessory sales for Nintendo.Display sizeYou’ll be glad to hear that although this is the cheapest of Nintendo’s handheld units, the company isn’t skimping on display size. The 2DS matches the 3DS in that regard with an upper screen that is 3.53-inches and a lower touchscreen of 3.02-inches. The best experience is still on the relatively massive 3DS XL screens, but then you want to be playing on that while your kids are focused on the 2DS.The jury is still out on whether the 2DS actually has a single or two screens inside. It has been suggested it’s just a single display unit to save on costs and Nintendo has hidden the rest behind the casing. As soon as iFixit manages to get their hands on one we’ll know for sure.StorageBoth the 3DS and 3DS XL shipped with an SD card thrown in for free. For the 3DS it’s a 2GB card where as the 3DS XL includes a 4GB card. Nintendo has decided to match that for the 2DS and include a 4GB card, which I think points more to them wanting digital purchases happening rather than generosity.The thing to focus on here is there’s going to be plenty of storage out the box so there’s no need to purchase another, larger card for a while at least.Next page: Battery life, audio, and our verdict… 1 2
Stay on target It’s only been a few days since the Black Panther trailer left everyone’s jaws on the floor. Chances are you’re already making plans to see it, but today’s news might provide a little extra motivation. In addition to Chadwick Boseman as T’challa, Deadline reports that Danai Gurira will appear in Avengers: Infinity War. Best known for playing Michonne in The Walking Dead, Gurira joins the Marvel Cinematic universe as Okoye in Black Panther. Okoye is one of the mighty warrior women that watch over the royal family of Wakanda.Gurira instantly became a fan-favorite on The Walking Dead, as the badass samurai-sword wielding post-apocalyptic warrior Michonne. Her performance injected life and excitement back into the series when it sorely needed it. After seeing her work on TV, it’s not hard to imagine her stealing the show in the upcoming superhero flick. Not much else is known about her role in either movie at this point, but she must be pretty important to Black Panther if she sticks around for Infinity War as well.Although, if trailer numbers are anything to go by, people are already plenty hyped for Black Panther. It hasn’t even been a week since the trailer dropped, but it’s already made a huge splash. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s already among the top three most-watched trailers Marvel has put out. In the 24 hours after the trailer appeared, it racked up an impressive 89 Million views. That still puts it under Thor: Ragnarok’s 136 Million, but it’s a promising sign for Marvel that people are excited to see Black Panther’s first standalone flick.To put that into perspective, that’s more views than either Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Star Wars: Rogue One was able to rack up. The trailer also started a ton of discussion on Twitter, with more mentions than the NBA game it accompanied. The only downside is we still have to wait until February to see it.In other Marvel news, Kevin Feige recently weighed in on the possibility of R-Rated MCU movies. With the success of Deadpool and Logan, fans have been asking Feige whether Marvel Studios proper would ever produce a movie like that. Speaking on Facebook with AlloCine, He gave a definite “maybe.”“I don’t think it’s out of the question. When I started at Marvel seventeen years ago, the Blade franchise was doing very well. A lot of people didn’t even know that it was based on a Marvel character because at the time they sort of hid the fact it was Marvel. So, not out of the question, but not something we’re working on right now”, he said.So nothing planned at this point, but it’s encouraging to know he wouldn’t rule out the idea if the right script came along. His referencing Blade is also interesting. Those first two movies were a lot of fun. Wouldn’t it be cool to see Blade come back in the MCU? Maybe after we see what Phase Four looks like, we’ll have a better idea of how likely that is. Feige also mentioned Sony’s upcoming R-rated Venom movie. Though Venom is a Marvel character, Feige confirmed that the movie will not be part of the MCU. (Even though Spider-Man is. Rights are weird.)Nathan Fillion speaking at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International (Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons)Finally, ever since a deleted Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 scene put Nathan Fillion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve been wondering if he’d ever make his proper MCU debut. The cut scene in question featured a bunch of movie posters featuring Fillion as the actor Simon Williams. Especially dedicated Marvel Comics readers will recognize that name as the alias of Wonder Man.James Gunn has said in the past that he hoped to put Fillion as Wonder Man in a movie at some point in the future. Now, Fillion himself has weighed in. According to Comic Book Resources, Fillion spoke about the potential part in an interview on The Ara Show on Vancouver Canada’s KISS FM. After filling in the audience on what was in the deleted scene, who Simon Williams is, and mentioning he eventually becomes an Avenger, Fillion called the scene “a neat little Easter egg.”“It was a neat little piece of the universe. It didn’t get into the movie. That’s fine. That happens all the time. I still had the same wonderful experience. But moving forward, I don’t know, let me see what we can do with this opportunity. That’s just a cleverly disguised opportunity. Am I right?”That matches up with what Gunn has said in the past. It’s an opportunity for Fillion to join the MCU, but that’s all it is right now. Nothing has been set in stone, but if Gunn is able to get Wonder Man into a movie, Fillion would be up for the job. Here’s hoping that happens. Nathan Fillion is an incredibly fun actor, always bringing just the right amount of smarm to his often egotistical characters. He’d be a great addition to the Marvel universe if Gunn can get him in there. Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#…
Ivan Rakitic has set his sights on helping the current Croatia side surpass the historic achievement of the 1998 World Cup team by making it to the final on WednesdayThe Barcelona midfielder again scored the decisive penalty in the shoot-out against Russia, after doing so in their last-16 tie with Denmark, to book Croatia’s place in the last four for only the second time in their history.“We worked so hard and gave everything we had to get through to the semis. I think for a country like Croatia it is impressive and we want to keep going further,” said Rakitic, as stated on IOL.“We want to enjoy this victory and not put more pressure on ourselves with what happened in 1998 — what they did was impressive but we want to keep writing our own history and enjoy what we are doing which is very positive.”Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Next up for Zlatko Dalic’s side is England on Wednesday with Croatia now aiming to go one step further than the side from two decades ago by reaching the final of the tournament.“I hope we can outdo them. Their generation are more than heroes for us,” added Rakitic.The winner between Croatia and England will earn a place in the World Cup final against either France or Belgium.
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen believes there is no need for them to regroup after successive home defeats in the Premier LeagueMarcus Rashford’s first-half goal proved to be enough for Manchester United to claim a 1-0 win at Wembley on Sunday and a second home defeat for Spurs, who fell 3-1 to Wolves last time out in the league.Although few could argue that Mauricio Pochettino’s side were, perhaps, unlucky to not have got a point at least after their strong second-half display went unawarded after David de Gea produced 11 saves in goal for United.Therefore, Vertonghen is unconcerned over Spurs’ recent struggles at home.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We don’t need to regroup, everyone saw how good we were, this is not a game where we couldn’t do things that we wanted to do, the only thing we couldn’t do was score,” said Vertonghen, according to Football London.“We have these games, other games that we lost we were not good enough but today the quality and the aggressiveness was there, just not the goals.”Spurs will next face Fulham at Craven Cottage this Sunday in another Premier League fixture.
Jharasangam: Natural Rural Development Organisation (NRDO) removed silt from a well in SC Colony on Wednesday. NRDO president S Narasimhulu said water can be used now.Former sarpanch Pentaiah, villagers Gangaiah, Nagamma, Praveen, Muthamma, Gopal and others were present.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) is conspiring to hold lopsided general elections.”The Awami League has resorted to such conspiracy on the plea the constitution which it amended after assuming power without public mandate,” he said addressing a discussion meeting in Barisal.The Barisal unit BNP organised the discussion meeting as part of its nationwide drive to collect new members of the party.The BNP secretary general said they would not allow recurrence of the 5-January-like elections in the name of the constitution.Fakhrul, addressing the ruling Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina, said, “You remaining in the state power will drive us out of polling stations, using state machinery like RAB, police, and BGB and will snatch away the people’s votes. That will not be a neutral election. An election-conducive government is required to get rid of your obstinacy.”Read more: Govt under Hasina to help hold election: QuaderThe BNP leader said that the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) will not give election under a neutral administration “so easily”.“A sturdy street agitation must be forged to force the Awami League to give general elections under a neutral election-conducive government.”He cautioned that there will be no election until an election-conducive government is installed.The BNP secretary general called on the party men to get united, shunning all personal differences.“There might have problems inside the party, but that problem should be solved through discussion in the party forum. Don’t cause damage to the party as well as to the country for your personal differences. If you do so, you will vanish.”
Kolkata: A woman was allegedly stabbed by her husband in Garia on Wednesday morning.It is alleged that the woman wanted to get married again as she was not happy with her husband. According to police, the victim, Rehana Khatoon, was married to Sanjay Rai approximately a year ago. Since the past few months, both of them used to regularly have argument over personal matters. It is learnt that both Rai and Khatoon had previous marriages. Khatoon’s married Rai after her first husband died. Rai met Khatoon after he divorced his first wife. Within a few days both Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamataof them got involved in a relationship and decided to get married. After they got married, they started living at Rai’s place at Netajipally in Bansdroni near Garia. But, since the past few months their relationship hit a rough patch. Local residents often heard them arguing in their house. On Wednesday morning, they picked up a fight. Sources informed that Khatoon was not happy with Rai and thus she wanted to get married again after getting a divorce from him. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHowever, Rai refused to divorce her. During the altercation, all of a sudden Rai picked up a sharp weapon and started stabbing Khatoon repeatedly in front of their house. Hearing Khatoon’s scream local residents rushed to their house. Sensing danger, Rai left Khatoon and tried to run away. Some of Khatoon’s neighbours chased Rai and were able to catch him near the Rongkal more. Khatoon was rushed to a local hospital in a critical condition and Bansdroni police station was also informed. Later, Rai was handed over to police and he was eventually arrested. A case of attempt to murder has been initiated against Rai.