ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC vs Pune City : Mumbai got their first win…

first_imgMumbai City FC have got their first win of the season.Advertisement ihg0dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbw6obfxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Efcdb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) q220Would you ever consider trying this?😱2jqgxCan your students do this? 🌚vhaftRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mumbai City FC have got the first win of their campaign against Pune City in the first Maharashtra Derby of the season with a margin of 2-0. With this win, Mumbai City FC have gone to the fifth position in the League Table with 4 points in three matches so far in this season while Pune City have gone down to ninth position in the League Table with only 1 point from their two matches in this season.Advertisement Mumbai City FC have got their first win of the season.Mumbai City FC have started off the match in style. The home team have got the lead at the 25th minute of the match when Modou Sougou have scored his first goal of the campaign. Rafael Bastos has doubled the lead for Mumbai City FC as the 33 year old Brazilian has successfully scored from the penalty box just before the half time mark. Pune City have tried to make a comeback in the match in the second half of the match as their manager Ranko Popovic had decided to bring Marcelinho in the field at the 59th minute of the match. Though the inclusion of the star player did not help his team to get back in the contest. Mumbai City FC have again got a penalty in the extra time of the second half of the match; but Lucian Goian’s shot was saved by the Pune City’s Goalkeeper Vishal Kaith. The scoreline has remained 2-0 in favour of Mumbai City FC at the end of the match. They will have to visit to Goa in the next gameweek while Pune City will welcome Bengaluru FC in their home turf. Advertisement  Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Food and Drug Dept warns against unlabelled processed foods

first_imgThe Government Analyst–Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) is urging the public to be on the lookout for unlabelled processed foods.The warning was issued to both manufacturers and consumers in a media advisory on Tuesday against unlabelled items of processed foods such as flour, milk, sauces, spices and beverages.Unlabelled unopened can of processed preserved food, high angle view on whiteAccording to the Department, the sale of unlabelled processed foods is in contravention of the laws of Guyana, specifically the Food and Drug Act, Chapter 34:03, Part II, Section 6 (2) and the Food and Drug Regulation No 10 of 1977, Section 18 (1), which states: “Manufacturers and food processors who are involved in this prohibitive practice are guilty of an offence according to the Food and Drug Act.”In addition, the Food and Drug Department posited that these items pose a public health risk; hence, consumers are being advised not to make such purchases for various reasons, including the fact that unlabelled foods are in most cases manufactured and/or packaged under insanitary conditions by unlicensed manufacturers.Moreover, it was outlined that unlabelled foods may be subjected to adulteration (mixing) with substandard and/or expired foods.The Food and Drug Department explained that consumers were taking a risk when purchasing unlabelled foods that are void of information (such as name and address of manufacturer, batch number, expiry date, list of ingredients, etc) in the event of food poisoning, complaint or the need for litigation (legal action) against manufacturers or packagers.Furthermore, the Department posited that unlabelled packages were in some cases recycled, so the nutritional value of the food product could not be guaranteed, or instruction provided on storage or use when critical or necessary.Additionally, consumers cannot be guaranteed of the correct weight or measure of foods that are sold in unlabelled packages.The advisory further detailed that the Department would be left with no alternative but to enforce the laws of Guyana by seizing and confiscating unlabelled foods that were consistently being released for sale on the local market in large volumes with little or no regards to its advice.Consumers are again being advised to desist from the purchase of unlabelled products for their own safety.last_img read more

Wenger salutes Gervinho

first_imgA Mikel Arteta penalty after Hal Robson-Kanu had pulled one back for the visitors rounded off the win for fifth placed Arsenal to leave them just two points behind Chelsea and four behind Tottenham in the quest for a top-four finish.Wenger admitted he was delighted with Gervinho’s attacking contribution after a difficult 18 months since his arrival in north London from Lille.“He was always dangerous and looked always like he could score,” Wenger said.“I believe sometimes that Gervinho has lost confidence because he played in a very negative atmosphere during a period.“Strikers need confidence and his game even more. When you lose confidence that is a dangerous game.“But when he has that back he is a very dangerous player. At the African Nations Cup he was the best striker there.”From the moment Gervinho tapped home Cazorla’s cross in the 11th minute, there was only going to be one winner in this match.Reading had lost their last six in all competitions and should have been out of contention by half-time after Arsenal missed a hatful of chances and had two penalty appeals turned down by referee Chris Foy.Cazorla’s precise curled finish from a Gervinho pass two minutes after the break finally gave them the second goal they deserved and another assist enabled Giroud to put the game out of sight.Robson-Kanu did pull one back with a diving header from Jobi McAnuff’s cross, but a Arteta penalty, when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was brought down, rounded off a miserable afternoon for new Reading manager Nigel Adkins, who saw his new side sink to the bottom of the table on goal difference.Nonetheless, the former Southampton manager, who replaced Brian McDermott last week, insists he has not given up hope of avoiding relegation.“We’ve got to be concentrating on the next game. I joined a club in the Premier League and that’s where we want to be playing next year,” he said.“Naturally confidence isn’t as high as it could be so it’s up to us to try and pick things up for the next game.”Arsenal’s third successive victory ensured they still have a good chance of securing Champions League football for a 16th successive season under Wenger.However the French manager warned they still have plenty of work to do if they are to finish ahead of one or both of Chelsea and Tottenham.“What we do is we look at the table and we are still behind Chelsea and Tottenham,” he said.“I’m not in a calculating mood but we have to win our next game and keep doing what we have been doing. We are on a run so let’s take care of ourselves and after we will see where we stand. It will be less predictable than it was predicted.“Let’s take care of the way we play and take care of our spirit. But we have the experience and we have done it before and that’s what we want to do again.“I’m sure we will but it demands a lot of dedication and nerves until the end.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, March 31 – Arsene Wenger praised Gervinho’s dazzling performance after the Ivorian forward inspired Arsenal’s 4-1 demolition of struggling Reading.Starting for the first time since December 8 after falling out of favour, and then representing his country at the African Cup of Nations in South Africa, the 25-year-old scored in the first half at the Emirates Stadium before turning provider after the break for Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud.last_img read more

Arsenal-Spurs feud divides families in north London

first_imgBut for the men and women who drape themselves in the red of Arsenal or the white of Tottenham, the fixture comes laced with fear and loathing.Peggy Goulding has been supporting the Gunners for over 40 years, but the softly spoken chairwoman of Arsenal Football Supporters Club says the north London derby has an atmosphere of unrelenting menace that makes it the one fixture she doesn’t look forward to.Tottenham Hotspur fans celebrate a goal during their English Premier League match against Arsenal at White Hart Lane on March 5, 2016 © AFP/File / Adrian Dennis“I hate this game. If you go to the away game, you feel like your life is in your hands,” Goulding said.“The first time I went to White Hart Lane, Tottenham supporters were waiting for us outside and bombarded us with bricks and bottles.“I’ve been attacked three times coming out of Tottenham just walking along the street.“A few years ago, we won the league there. I was with about four friends, and two of them were like me, older women, and two were older men.“All of a sudden they came at us with everything they could lay their hands on. Some of them haven’t been back to Tottenham since.”Martin Cloake, co-author of “A People’s History of Tottenham Hotspur”, knows just how deep the ill-feeling runs for many.Supporters dismantle a “Tottenham Hotspur” sign inside the stadium after a League Cup match between Spurs and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on September 23, 2015 © AFP/File / Ben Stansall“There is hatred there. We all know Arsenal fans we get on with, but some people try to take it too far because you’re supporting another football team,” he said.To discover the roots of the enmity between Arsenal and Tottenham, it is necessary to cross the River Thames to a leafy park in Woolwich, south London, where a plaque commemorates the founding of Dial Square FC by local armaments factory workers.In 1913, with Dial Square now known as Woolwich Arsenal, they packed their bags for a new address in Highbury, north London, just a few miles down the road from their soon-to-be despised rivals Tottenham, in a bid to improve the size of their crowds in a more densely populated area.Mounted British police patrol ahead of the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane in London on March 5, 2016 © AFP/File / Adrian Dennis– Myths and legends –Tottenham’s fury at Arsenal’s presence only increased a few years later when they successfully lobbied for promotion to the top division at Spurs’ expense.“That was the real start of the rivalry,” says Steve Tongue, author of “Turf Wars: A history of London football”.“Tottenham felt they had the greater grievance because of the way things panned out and Arsenal fans felt if Spurs were going to dislike them, then they could probably reciprocate.”Cloake believes the history only adds to the passion of the rivalry.“There are a lot of myths and legends, stories and details that add spice in the build-up,” he said.Arsenal moved from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium in 2006 © AFP/File / Glyn Kirk“I say they’re not really a proper north London team. It winds up Arsenal fans.”Ian Marshall, chairman of the Ridgeway Rovers youth football team that counts David Beckham and Harry Kane among its famous graduates, is just one example of how family ties are put aside whenever Arsenal face Spurs.“A lot of people have got families with Arsenal and Tottenham fans in them,” he said.“My first memory of the north London derby was watching Match of the Day with my uncle.“He was a mad Arsenal fan and tried for years to make me an Arsenal fan, but I wanted to stay with my brother and support Tottenham.”Tottenham’s failure to keep up with Arsenal’s success in the Arsene Wenger era has led to increased vitriol.Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin celebrates a goal in front of Tottenham Hotspur fans at White Hart Lane in London on March 5, 2016 © IKimages/AFP/File“It’s very much the case that the derby matters more to Spurs than Arsenal. Spurs haven’t finished above them in the league since 1995, which is an extraordinary statistic really,” Tongue says.Off the field, Arsenal’s move from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium in 2006 produced a change in their fan-base to a more gentrified group that draws from across the world and attracts many from the wealthier end of society.In contrast, Tottenham fans point to their more London-based working-class support, some of whom proudly celebrate the supposed Jewish heritage of many Spurs supporters, as proof that they provide a more authentic football experience.Whatever the next generation of Arsenal and Tottenham fan looks like from a sociological perspective, both sides of the divide can agree on one thing — the rivalry will continue to burn brightly.“I don’t think there is anything that will rival the Arsenal-Tottenham game. It’s been going on for a long, long time. The hatred has been built up on both sides,” Goulding said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela (right) and Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck pictured during a Premier League match at White Hart Lane in London on March 5, 2016 © IKimages/AFP/FileLondon, United Kingdom, Nov 4 – A bitter feud ignited by greed and sustained by jealousy will once again leave families divided when Arsenal and Tottenham stage the latest chapter of the north London derby on Sunday.To the unsuspecting outsider, Arsenal and Tottenham’s annual showdowns might appear tame in comparison with the scenes of violence and mayhem associated with other high-profile derby clashes between the likes of Rangers and Celtic, Roma and Lazio or Liverpool and Manchester United.last_img read more

Student assault scare has community wary

first_img“I don’t want to downplay the significance nor do I don’t want to overstate the circumstances \,” he said. No suspects have been named in the assaults, which followed the attempted kidnapping of a middle-school student in October. The 13-year-old girl was reportedly leaving school when a man grabbed her and tried to force her inside a large, newer-model “bright blue” pickup truck. The suspect was never caught. Parents say these events are an unwelcome reminder that no place is immune from danger. “Just because we are an affluent, middle-class neighborhood, we’re still surrounded by all sorts of things,” said Karen Gilbert, who said the community has been responding to the threats “in a controlled, mature way.” Gilbert no longer lets her 18-year-old daughter walk to school, which she said is less than a minute away from their home. SOUTH PASADENA – After a series of reported sexual assaults and an abduction attempt on high school students last month, life in this quiet community is getting back to normal – with modifications. Police have maintained a heavy presence around South Pasadena School District campuses since an initial sexual assault and abduction attempt was reported near South Pasadena High School on May 8. A larger-than-usual trail of parents in sport utility vehicles has also been spotted dropping off and and picking up students, while those who still walk are being told to stay in groups. South Pasadena police Chief Dan Watson said residents must exercise a caution that is sometimes unusual in a city where kids still play in the streets until sundown. But the line between diligent awareness and full panic shouldn’t be crossed, either, he said. Officials said the high school student who reported the first May incident was walking to school along the the 1200 block of Huntington Drive when she saw a man leaning against a wall. The unknown suspect, described as a Latino around 18, grabbed her from behind and tried to take her into a side yard, but the entry gate was locked. She told police the suspect said, “Shut up, shut up, or I will kill you with my gun!” No gun was seen. She said the man fondled her upper body before she screamed and struck the suspect in the face. He let go and ran away. Then on May 15, another teenager told authorities a Latino man around 30 had called out to her from his car, followed her on her way to school, pulled over and grabbed her. Police have since said it was not an attempted abduction. In the last incident, on May29, a teenage girl said she was near the corner of Lyndon Street and Diamond Avenue when a man approached her. He told her, “My name is Ramos,” then asked for a date. He reportedly grabbed her arm. The student used force to pull away and ran toward the school. Watson said police should be notified of any questionable interaction. (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4494160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Argentine star eyes Champions League and Ballon d’Or glory with Manchester City

first_img Sergio Aguero Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero believes the club can give him the platform to become a Ballon d’Or winner.Aguero has scored 107 goals for City in 163 appearances since joining the club in a £38million transfer from Atletico Madrid four years ago.The 2014-15 campaign was his most impressive, with 32 goals in 41 games vindicating a change of training regime and diet after past problems with muscle injuries.The challenge is now to continue on improving and reach the exalted status the likes of his Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo have reached as world players of the year.Aguero, speaking as he joined the race to partner Messi on the EA SPORTS FIFA 16 UK cover, said: “The truth is that I would be very happy with the Ballon d’Or. I had a great year, I missed some games but the season has been very good, no?“The Premier League has this vision where [they want] everybody in the world to watch it so I have plenty of chances to at least be nominated for the Ballon d’Or.“I think for any player it’s important. Playing in the Premier League, obviously I have a lot of opportunities.”Aguero has settled well at City and signed a new five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium after winning his second Barclays Premier League title last summer.He had previously said he would not leave City until they won the Champions League and he remains convinced the club has the potential to do just that.The 27-year-old said: “Every year City try to improve the team and while I don’t know how it will be next season, obviously the club always wants us to win titles.“City are prepared to win titles every year. Obviously the Champions League is a great competition and I think that City are doing everything to win it.”Aguero, who is currently playing in the Copa America with Argentina, maintains he has no intention of quitting City.He said: “The truth is yes, I’m very happy. I’m enjoying these four years that I’ve had at City and there are still many more years to come. I’m very happy.” 1last_img read more

LAUSD board’s Lauritzen recovering from surgery

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “Mr. Lauritzen is in good spirits, and does not want to make a big deal out of it,” Chief of Staff Ed Burke said. Lauritzen, who was elected to the board in 2003 and is up for re-election in December, represents the San Fernando Valley from North Hollywood to the West Valley. Cards may be sent to 333 S. Beaudry Ave., 24th Floor, Attention: Jon Lauritzen, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles school board member Jon Lauritzen was in the hospital Friday recovering from surgery, and it is unclear when he will return to work, staff members said. Lauritzen, 67, underwent surgery to remove “abnormal cells” from his brain and staff members said they will have a better idea next week of his recovery. “Everybody’s optimistic right now and he’s making a recovery from his surgery, and we’ll know more in the next couple of days,” said his spokeswoman, Amy Orringer. In a letter sent to board members, staff members said doctors removed abnormal cells and will decide next week if further treatment is necessary. last_img read more

Battle deaths mount

first_imgBEIRUT, Lebanon – Hezbollah and Israel traded rocket and missile barrages without letup for a fifth day Sunday, as the war that has suddenly flared in the Middle East showed no sign of easing. Hezbollah rockets struck deep inside Israel, killing eight people in the northern city of Haifa, and Israel answered with even more lethal blows across Lebanon and into the Bekaa Valley near Syria.The toll on both sides rose to at least 178, including three Lebanese soldiers and many civilians, as strikes continued into today. In addition to the Israeli victims at a rail repair facility in Haifa, eight Canadians vacationing at their family village in Lebanon died in an Israeli raid, and a sea-launched missile killed at least nine people at a civil defense building in the southern Lebanese port of Tyre.Israel warned of massive retaliation after the Haifa attack, and accused Iran and Syria of providing the weaponry used. Military officials said the missiles were more advanced with longer range and heavier warheads than the hundreds of rockets the guerrillas had rained on northern Israel earlier.With the violence rising, foreigners began to flee by the hundreds and several nations drew up plans to get their citizens out. U.S. planners arrived to organize evacuation for any of the 25,000 Americans trying to leave. Italian military flights rushed out some 350 people, mostly Europeans, and two Marine helicopters ferried 21 U.S. citizens, most with medical conditions, to Cyprus.In theEarly hours of Montoday, witnesses reported that waves of Israeli airstrikes had hit the Lebanese city of Tripoli and Hezbollah strongholds in eastern town of Baalbek. Barrages from gunboats killed four in a village south of Beirut. Three Lebanese army soldiers were killed and seven missing after an Israeli airstrike in the fishing village of Abdeh in northernmost Lebanon.With violence spiraling, world leaders meeting in St. Petersburg produced for the first time a draft framework to end the crisis and a U.N. envoy landed in Beirut. The Group of Eight most industrialized nations expressed concern over “rising civilian casualties on all sides” and urged both sides to stop their attacks.“These extremist elements and those that support them cannot be allowed to plunge the Middle East into chaos and provoke a wider conflict,” the G-8 leaders said in a statement. “The extremists must immediately halt their attacks.”The United Nations and the European Unionand Italy also pushed ahead with separate efforts Sunday to try to end the fighting.But both Israel and Hezbollah signaled that their attacks would only intensify in an already brutal battle that has killed at least 152 in Lebanon and 23 in Israel.Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed “far-reaching consequences” for the Haifa attack, Hezbollah’s deadliest strike ever on Israel. The morning barrage of 20 rockets came after Israeli warplanes unleashed their heaviest strikes yet on Beirut, flattening apartment buildings and blowing up a power station to cut electricity to swaths of the capital.The Israeli military warned residents of south Lebanon to flee, promising heavy retaliation after the Haifa assault. “Nothing will deter us,” Olmert said.Along with the Lebanon attacks, Israel attacked along the second front where Israel is fighting, in Gaza. Fighter jets bombed the Palestinian Foreign Ministry in Gaza City, and clouds of smoke rose from the building, which has been hit before.Hezbollah’s leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, said that despite the barrage, the guerrillas were “in their full strength and power” and that their “missile stockpiles are still full.”“When the Zionists behave like there are no rules and no red lines and no limits to the confrontation, it is our right to behave in the same way,” a tired-looking but defiant Nasrallah said in a televised address. He said Hezbollah hit Haifa because of Israel’s strikes on Lebanese civilians.Nasrallah tried to rally the Arab world around Hezbollah, saying the battle was an opportunity to deal Israel a “historic defeat.” Iran and Syria are prime supporters of Hezbollah and Hamas, raising fears the sides could be drawn into a regional war.Still, they denied Israel’s claim that they had provided advanced missile technology to Hezbollah.Smoke rose over Haifa and air raid sirens wailed as the dead and wounded were evacuated from a train station warehouse full of workers that took a direct hit in the strike, just one hour into the new work week. Orthodox rescue crews worked their way through the debris gathering pieces of flesh amid pools of blood.In an initial response soon after, warplanes hit south Beirut around Hezbollah’s headquarters, already reduced to rubble. In the southern port of Tyre, an Israeli missile tore off the top of a 12-story building, killing at least nine. Rescue workers pulled bodies from the crushed concrete.Eight Canadians of Lebanese origin, all members of the same family, were killed by an Israeli strike on their village in the south where they’d come for a summer visit. Canada said it was sending commercial ships to evacuate its citizens.After nightfall, Israeli missiles destroyed fuel depots at Beirut’s airport. Hezbollah retaliated with rockets that exploded in the Israeli town of Afula and Upper Nazareth, showing a longer range than previous barrages. There were no immediate reports of casualties.Another series of airstrikes followed that, hitting on the Mediterranean coast near Beirut and in the northern port of Tripoli, as well as in the eastern town of Baalbek, police and witnesses said. At least four people were killed.Western nations clearly expected a drawn-out fight even as diplomatic efforts began in earnest.In Beirut, Vijay Nambiar, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s special political adviser, met the Lebanese prime minister. “Enough innocent lives have been lost and property infrastructure has been damaged,” Nambiar said.Syria warned on Sunday that any aggression against it “will be met with a firm and direct response whose timing and methods are unlimited.” Hundreds of cars drove through Damascus on Sunday night with drivers and passengers waving Syrian and Hezbollah flags and honking horns.Iran threatened “unimaginable damage” to Israel if Syria were attacked, and its supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Hezbollah was winning its fight against Israel and would not disarm. Iran’s foreign minister headed to Damascus late Sunday for talks.The damage in southern Beirut a teeming Shiite district where Hezbollah’s main headquarters are located was colossal after Israel unleashed its worst bombardment yet, before the Haifa strike. A series of 18 explosions rocked the city before sunrise.The Jiyeh power plant, on Beirut’s southern outskirts, was in flames after it was hit, cutting electricity to many areas in the capital and south Lebanon. Firefighters pleaded for help from residents after saying they didn’t have enough water to put out the blaze.Large swaths of Beirut were covered with dust, and the city of 1.5 million people was emptying as residents fled to the relative safety of the mountains and the eastern Bekaa Valley.Some residents of Beirut’s southern Shiite neighborhood, Dahiyah, ventured out of shelters to collect belongings from their shattered city blocks, where buildings were collapsed on their sides, missing top floors or reduced to pancaked concrete. Many emerged from their destroyed apartments with bulging shopping bags or suitcases as young Hezbollah gunmen urged them to leave quickly.“We want to sleep on our own pillows in the shelter,” Mariam Shihabiyah, a 39-year-old mother of five said as she emerged from her home with an armful of pillows and clothes. “Can you believe what happened to Dahiyah?”Furniture pieces, blankets, mattresses, clothes and soft toys were scattered on the streets. A copy of the Quran, Islam’s holy book, lay in the street with its dusty pages fluttering until a Hezbollah gunman reverently lifted it and kissed it.In Israel, Haifa a bustling port city of 270,000 people was brought to a standstill. The streets were eerily quiet as residents huddled in bomb shelters or stocked up on milk, bread and other staples.“It’s a war, it’s an emergency situation and it will get worse,” said Sharon Goldstein, a 34-year-old security guard. 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‘It would be great to see him in a blue shirt!’ – Chelsea fan verdict

first_img1 PVRIUS Each week, a leading band or musician takes our Starting XI Q&A. And this week it’s Brian MacDonald from PVRIS.You’re on a desert island and can have one album with you and one item of football memorabilia – what do you take?      The one album I’d have is I Forget Where We Were by Ben Howard. I could listen to that record every single day and not get sick of it. For football memorabilia, I would take my Eden Hazard Champions League jersey. Number one song or your club top of the league?Top of the league – 100%! Which football manager do you think would make the best music artist?Antonio Conte looks like he’d be a great singer!Would you rather record a Bond theme or the World Cup’s official song?Bond is cool and all, but football is much better so I’d say an official World Cup song! Which footballer would you record a song with?Didier Drogba! I honestly don’t know why, but he was the first person that came to mind .What was the first single you bought?I can’t remember the first single, but I remember the first record I got and it was Sing The Sorrow by AFI and that’s what actually got me into music.And what was the first football match you went to?We were over in the UK in May and we did a meet and greet. One of the girls we met plays for QPR and she asked if we wanted to go to her game the following day. We had press that following day, but I showed up and surprised her! The match was great.Who is your music idol?Ben Howard. His music hits me in a way that no other artist can. It’s dark, mysterious and beautiful.And who’s your all-time favourite footballer?Eden Hazard. Hands down one of the best players I’ve ever seen take the pitch. He makes everything look so easy and effortless. You’re in charge of your club’s match day music: what song is a must-have on the stadium playlist?Well, I listen to heavy music to get me pumped so I’d have to say I’d pick the song Doomsday by Architects. What’s the greatest moment you’ve experienced as a football fan?Watching Chelsea win the league last season. One of the craziest things I remember though is when Fernando Torres scored against Barcelona in the Champions League a few years back. I remember standing next to my buddy (who is a Barcelona fan) and watching his face as Torres made it up the pitch and scored. If your club could sign any player in the world TODAY, who would you want that to be? (Please be realistic!!)As cliched as it sounds, I would sign Cristiano Ronaldo. It would be great to see him in blue. Listen to PVRIS’ new single Winter now on the talkSPORT Playlist: read more

Rugby World Cup 2019 set to start in Japan

first_imgFollowing the clash with their regular Six Nations opponents, Scotland are back in action on September 30 when they tackle Samoa.Next up is a meeting with Russia in Shizuoka on October 9 with their pool games concluding with a high-profile match against Japan on October 13.Watch all the action from Rugby World Cup 2019 on the STV Player including live games, catch-up, highlights, full fixtures and behind the scenes extras. The Rugby World Cup is set to kick off on Friday with all eyes on Japan as they open the tournaments as hosts.Twenty nations are competing over six weeks at 12 venues to see who will hold the Webb Ellis trophy aloft on November 2 and Scotland are among the hopefuls aiming to make their mark on the global stage.Japan will start proceedings with the opening ceremony from 10.30am before the hosts face Russia in the first Pool A match.Scotland’s tournament begins on Sunday when they face Ireland in Yokohama with head coach Gregor Townsend eager to see his side make a positive first impression.last_img read more