Mourinho wants to coach for as long as Wenger

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger shakes hands with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (2nd L)MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 29-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes he can emulate Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger by coaching into his late 60s.Mourinho will face his old rival Wenger for the last time in an Arsenal match when the Gunners visit Old Trafford on Sunday. Mourinho’s longest managerial stint at any club was his first spell at Chelsea, which lasted for three years and three months.He spent three years at Real Madrid and two years each at Porto, Inter Milan and in a second spell at Stamford Bridge.Wenger is 68 and will step down at the end of the season after almost 22 years with the Gunners.Asked if he could emulate the Frenchman’s longevity, Mourinho said: “For sure. I will have to change clubs because you (media) don’t allow me to stay here!“I would see myself doing it but the new concept of media, social media, the pundit industry, the way people can express and influence the opinion, it is too much pressure – not just for the manager – but also for the club.“It is impossible for someone to resist for a long time, especially without any kind of success. “To stay a manager, to have four or five years to try to get a trophy and to improve the team, I don’t think you allow that any more.”But the Portuguese reckons he can stay at United longer than his other clubs after confessing his days of itchy feet are over.“I think so. At other clubs, I was already thinking ‘what next?’” he admitted.“I had things I really wanted to do – I had to go to Italy, I had to go to Spain.“At this moment, there isn’t anything around the corner and I don’t want to do anything different to what I am doing now.”Mourinho has won trophies since his time at Porto, but he is convinced he is a better manager now than ever.– More mature –“Yes, until the point you lose your motivation, you keep improving,” he added.“So yes, in every way. My passion for the job is the same and my sense of responsibility and emotional control (is better). I am much more mature too.“At every level – training, matches, relationships with players – it feels like everything is deja vu.“It is very rare now there is something in my professional life that I am surprised with or I don’t know how to react to. So, the more experience, the better you are.”Mourinho points to the example of Jupp Heynckes to back up his theory.At 72, Heynckes returned to manage Bayern Munich last October for a third spell in charge after being retired for four years following 32 years in management.“You have the example now of Mr Heynckes. He was retired, playing with his grandchildren, and suddenly he comes back and he is even better than before,” said Mourinho.As for Wenger, Mourinho has had many confrontations with the Frenchman but admitted his rival’s “Invincibles” team from 2003-04, who were undefeated as they romped to the Premier League title, made him a better coach.“I am going to remember him as a big opponent, as the manager of the Invincibles – the Invincibles I met when I arrived in the country in 2004, the Invincibles that made me a better coach. That is the way I would remember him,” he added.Mourinho is also convinced Wenger will continue in management.“I don’t think he will end his career. Until I have different information, he is only going to end his career as Arsenal manager,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Into the mountains we go! — The Gateway To The Matterhorn Summit (GCQC4R) — Geocache of the Week

first_img SharePrint RelatedNear the top of Europe (GC2BVRY) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 16, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Rubik’s Cache (GC5YGFM) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 30, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Started from the bottom, now we’re here. — Roof of the World (GC9A9E) — Geocache of the WeekMay 22, 2013In “Community” Panorama from the lookout. Photo by geocacher laminGeocache Name:The Gateway To The Matterhorn Summit (GCQC4R)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2/4Why this is the Geocache of the Week:There are no shortage of amazing places in the world—but figuring out which ones to visit can be a daunting task. Luckily for geocachers, we can just look for nearby geocaches, take a look at photos, read logs and check out the favorite points. One look at this geocache’s photos and logs and it instantly went on my bucket list.What geocachers have to say:“Found during a vacation in the area. Wonderful views, hopefully I’ll climb to Matterhorn one day.” – pedron4“What a day, like a post card! Sunshine no cloud and a cache at the feet of the Madonna, TFTC” – zigzagzug“After I had something to eat and drink at the hut, I scrambled up to search for this cache. It wasn’t hard to find, though there were a couple of muggles who had to be avoided 🙂 What a great location!” – johannesvanderwerfPhotos:The Matterhorn from GZ. Photo by geocacher raumangstDespite a DNF, this young geocacher is still all smiles. Photo by geocacher CikloBeautiful mountains. Photo by geocacher johannesvanderwerfWhat geocache is on your bucket list to find? Tell your story and post photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Creativity Under Pressure: Micro-Budget Your Time

first_imgDon’t get stuck on inconsequentials!  Follow this trick for better time management.It’s easy for creative professionals to get lost in the minutia of their projects, tweaking and reworking to perfection.  Unfortunately though, time is money.  This perfectionist mindset may work for passion projects, but when there’s a paying client involved you need to keep a wider focus.  A broad view of a project’s needs encourages forward momentum – allowing you to get your job done well and on-time.  Follow this trick to keep you moving forward:Micro-Budget Your TimeIn most cases you aren’t blowing your time on one detail. It’s just that when combined, all of those little time drains result in a significant loss.  Are you spending too much time on the little things?  Work with self-imposed time constraints to be more efficient.Say, you’re a photographer.  You’ve got a shot that really needs some color work.  Give yourself a time budget to do it, “I’ve got 5 minutes to tweak this shot.”  Watch the clock.  By the end of 5 minutes you would likely have made positive changes to the image.  Now, it’s time to move on.Diminishing Returns Over TimeWithout imposing time constraints, 5 minutes can turn into 10, 20, or much longer.  The more time you spend tackling a detail, the less and less of an impact it has on the final result.  Apply these micro time budgets anytime you start something that you feel has the potential to drag on.Over time you’ll develop a better feel for for how long you should be budgeting for certain tasks based on how long they take you to complete and how important they are to the overall project.This method is applicable for any creative position – video editors, photographers, writers, graphic designers.  Allow yourself to come back to make minor adjustments at the end of the project…IF time allows.Time Management = Key To ProfitabilityYou don’t want to get to the end of budgeted hours and still have significant progress to make.   Either the client will have to pay for additional time (which they certainly do not want to do) or you have to accept any additional work put in as a profit loss.  Sharpen your time management skills.  It’s imperative for increasing your success and profitability.Got time management and productivity tips for success?Please share them in the comments!last_img read more

Mido: No way to stop miracle man Salah

first_imgMohamed Salah ‘There’s no way to stop Salah’ – Liverpool star branded ‘a miracle’ by Mido Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 19:10 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Mohamed Salah Egypt 2018 Getty Mohamed Salah Liverpool Egypt World Cup Premier League African All Stars The Egypt international netted 44 times for his club during the 2017-18 campaign and is now readying himself for international duty at World Cup 2018 Mohamed Salah’s development at Liverpool has been “a miracle”, says Mido, with the Egyptian now one of few global superstars that can be considered unplayable on their day.The 25-year-old moved to Anfield from Roma in the summer of 2017 after rebuilding his reputation in Italy following a forgettable stint at Chelsea.Few, however, could have predicted the impact he would make on Merseyside, with a remarkable debut campaign delivering 44 goals and countless individual honours. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Salah’s season did on an injury low in the Champions League final, with an untimely ailment still being worked on ahead of World Cup duty, but he is ready to shoulder the expectations of a nation in Russia and further ehance his standing on the grandest of stages.Mido told The Guardian of an illustrious countryman who has quickly become a national hero in Egypt: “He’s the kind of guy who says: ‘Come on, even if I have the whole nation on my shoulders, I don’t mind that.’“He’s a great guy and I think the way he developed as a person, comparing Salah of Chelsea and Salah of Liverpool, is a miracle.“I saw him at Chelsea and he was a shy boy. I even said on TV that if he keeps that character, unfortunately he will never be a big player, but that his quality can make it to the top.“Three years ago when Liverpool wanted to sign Salah and he went to Chelsea, I went on Twitter and said: ‘Salah is 10 times better than [Raheem] Sterling’, and people laughed at me.“Sterling is a very good player, he’s developed so much under [Pep] Guardiola, but Salah is unbelievable, one of the very few players that if it’s his day, there’s no way to stop him.”Manchester City star Sterling did impress in 2017-18, earning a nomination for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, but Salah topped the England international by some distance as he took the main PFA Player of the Year prize.He is now looking to carry his club form into World Cup 2018, with Egypt still sweating on his fitness ahead of an opening Group A encounter with Uruguay on Friday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Yannick Bisson Named ACTRA Torontos 2017 Award of Excellence Recipient

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “Yannick Bisson is a true Canadian star,” says ACTRA Toronto President David Sparrow. “His exceptional work at the helm of Murdoch Mysteries attracts millions of viewers across Canada and around the world. Yannick’s popularity proves the wisdom of hiring Canadians to tell Canadian stories. We value his leadership as the federal government considers how best to support Canadian Content in a Digital World.”“None of this is possible without a strong network of colleagues, fans, friends and family,” says Mr. Bisson. “I am so thankful for the team that has come together to create each episode of Murdoch Mysteries for close to 10 years, and for viewers from across the globe who continue to tune in; and for my friends and family, who always inspire me and steadfastly encourage my many endeavors. I am filled with so much gratitude and further committed to giving back to my industry – an industry that has given me so much – in a significant way.”The ACTRA Awards in Toronto celebrate outstanding performances on screen. Three juried awards for outstanding male, female and voice performance are presented in addition to the Award of Excellence and the ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award. The gala takes place on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at The Carlu.ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canada’s 22,000 professional performers working in recorded media. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers. Yannick Bisson, star of the hit show Murdoch Mysteries, will be presented with ACTRA Toronto’s 2017 Award of Excellence at a gala show and party on February 25, 2017 at the Carlu. ACTRA Toronto is thrilled to celebrate a great Canadian star from a Canadian production success story as we join in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.Mr. Bisson has amassed over 60 performing credits since 1984. He is best known as Detective William Murdoch in Shaftesbury’s period drama Murdoch Mysteries, for which he won the Canadian Screen Awards’ 2016 Fan Choice Award. He regularly draws 1.4 million viewers to the show in Canada on CBC. Now in its 10th season, Murdoch was named Playback’s 2015 TV Show of the Year and is sold into 110 countries worldwide. Mr. Bisson also won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Host in a Pre-School, Children’s or Youth Program or Series for The Adventures of Napkin Man.Mr. Bisson has been a champion of Canadian performers and a vocal opponent of the recent CRTC decision to facilitate the hiring of non-Canadian performers in lead roles in productions funded by Certified Independent Production Funds. Through interviews and social media, he continues to encourage his fellow performers and all Canadians to press the federal government to review the CRTC decision. Other causes and charities he champions include: Artists for Peace and Justice, which supports education and healthcare programs in Haiti; Camp Ooch, a camp for kids fighting cancer; Childhood Cancer Canada; and Sheena’s Place, a support centre for people affected by eating disorders. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

PandoDaily Acquires NSFWCORP Targeting More Investigative Journalism

first_imgThis story was updated on Tuesday, Nov. 26, following an interview with Paul Carr. “We were growing perfectly well,” he says. “We had decently-high six-figure revenues. But the issue was that in order to do the kind of journalism we want to do, it’s extremely expensive and we raised less than $1 million. We just weren’t that good at raising money.”Lacy writes in her blog post that, “The NSFWCORP brand and voice will be going away, and everything will now be under the Pando brand. The old NSFWCORP team will adapt to our audience and style.”Earlier this year NSFW launched a monthly investigative long-form print magazine. PandoDaily will be tearing down the NSFW paywall. However, Lacy says the company will still produce a quarterly print magazine, but it will now be titled PandoQuarterly.Carr suggests the rebranded print magazine will be, “at least three-times the size with better paper [and will] look like something you would wait three months for.” Monday morning, NSFWCORP’s founder, Paul Carr, announced in a blog post that PandoDaily is acquiring his company. And PandoDaily’s founder, Sarah Lacy, echoed the news in the same fashion.Carr, who launched the company in 2011, describes the deal as a “full-fledge acquisition,” but he did not dislose other transaction details aside from saying that shareholders and liabilities are being taken care of, and PandoDaily is inheriting him and his team of writers.”I’ve made no secret about how NSFW was constantly trying to raise money for a somewhat different and unpopular business model-one where people pay money for journalism,” Carr says. “We had reached a point where we said, ‘We have work to do, we have journalism to do,’ and when Pando proposed the acquisition we thought this was great because it could allow us to do the work we need to do.” NSFW had accrued around 6,000 subscribers for its ad-free publication, which was about half of the company’s initial goal. Carr does say, however, that there was a surge of new subscribers over the past month-between 750-1,000. Nevertheless, raising money was a constant struggle.last_img read more

Asus has a limited edition laptop with a leather lid

first_img Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Tags Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read Google Home Hub review $210 at Best Buy See it 0 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. The Asus ZenBook 13 Edition 30 comes with matching accessories.  Asus Asus on Wednesday unveiled the limited edition ZenBook 13 Edition 30, a pearl white laptop featuring a genuine Italian leather lid cover. The product is in celebration of the company’s 30th anniversary. ZenBook Edition 30 also comes with a set of matching accessories, including a leather sleeve and a pearl white mouse.The laptop includes ScreenPad 2.0, a phone-size screen that doubles as a trackpad. It features a four-sided frameless NanoEdge display, offering near-borderless visuals. Under the hood, the ZenBook 13 Edition 30 sports an eighth Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU and 16GB of RAM. It boasts 13.2 hours of battery life. The laptop is available exclusively from the Asus Store for $1,399.99. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Review • Asus ZenBook 13 review: This sweet-looking ultraportable has a surprise inside $520 at HP $6 at Tidal See It Read the Rylo camera preview Sprint Tags Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. See at Turo Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read DJI Osmo Action preview Apple iPhone XS Post a comment Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Comments TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. The Cheapskate Rylo Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) CNET may get a commission from retail offers.center_img Read the AirPods review $155 at Google Express See It Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sarah Tew/CNET Mentioned Above Asus ZenBook UX331 $1,999 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Amazon $60 at Best Buy Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsMore to come! Note: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Asus,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Asus ZenBook 13 7 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $59 at eBay See it Chris Monroe/CNET $299 at Amazon DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $999 Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Boost Mobile An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Angela Lang/CNET Turo $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Laptops See at Amazon Share your voice Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $999 Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. See Itlast_img read more

NGK 1st day box office collection Suriyas film shatters Ajiths Viswasam openingday

first_img12.0Rs 2.64 crore 6EndgameRs 1.17 crore 7KabaliRs 1.12 crore 2SarkarRs 2.41 crore Suriya’s NGK is off to a good start at Chennai box office.PR HandoutSuriya’s NGK has got a good start at the Chennai box office. The Tamil movie has become the third biggest opener of the year in the capital city of Tamil Nadu after Hollywood film Avengers: Endgame and Rajinikanth’s Petta, while beating the record of another biggie, Ajith’s Viswasam.On the first day, NGK is estimated to have grossed Rs 1.03 crore which is considered to be the biggest opening for a Suriya film in Chennai. Also, it is his first film to gross Rs 1 crore or above on the opening day in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.It has shattered the record of Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam, which had grossed Rs 88 lakh on the first day in Chennai earlier this year. However, the Suriya-starrer failed to surpass the collection of Avengers: Endgame (Rs 1.17 crore) and Rajinikanth’s Petta (Rs 1.12 crore).NGK has found a place in the list of top 10 biggest openers of Chennai. Rajinikanth’s 2.0 is in the numero uno position by minting Rs 2.64 crore. It is followed by Thalapathy Vijay’s Sarkar (Rs 2.41 crore) and Rajini’s Kaala (Rs 1.76 crore).Check Out The Top 10 list:RankingRankingMovieMovieCollectionCollectionRanking1Movie2.0CollectionRs 2.64 croreRanking2MovieSarkarCollectionRs 2.41 croreRanking3MovieKaalaCollectionRs 1.76 croreRanking4MovieMersalCollectionRs 1.52 croreRanking5MovieVivegamCollectionRs 1.21 croreRanking6MovieEndgameCollectionRs 1.17 croreRanking7MovieKabaliCollectionRs 1.12 croreRanking8MoviePettaCollectionRs 1.12 croreRanking9MovieTheriCollectionRs 1.05 croreRanking10MovieNGKCollectionRs 1.03 crore 4MersalRs 1.52 crore 9TheriRs 1.05 crore 3KaalaRs 1.76 crore However, the movie is likely to lose its place in the top 10 list as there are a few big movies are scheduled for release in the second half of the year. Ajith Kumar’s Nerkonda Paarvai and Vijay’s 63 film have strong chances to overpower not just the records of NGK, but also Petta and Endgame.  Nerkonda Paarvai and Viswasam.PR HandoutNGK at Tamil Nadu Box OfficeThe film was released in over 450 screens in Tamil Nadu on Friday, 31 May. Owing to the craze, the makers had special morning shows across the state. The Selvaraghavan-directorial has opened well and expected to perform well at the box office in the next few days. RankingMovieCollection 5VivegamRs 1.21 crore 8PettaRs 1.12 crore 10NGKRs 1.03 crorelast_img read more

Sunny Leone apologises to man after he was harassed with requests for

first_imgSunny Leone.Sunny Leone Social Media AccountSunny Leone has apologised to the man who has been getting scores of calls after his number was used as that of the actress’ phone number in the film Arjun Patiala.Delhi-based man Puneet Agarwal is being harassed by around 200 to 300 calls and messages on his number by people who think it is Sunny’s personal contact number. He has been getting lewd messages and abusive phone calls on his number. Sunny has apologised to the man for the blunder.”Sorry I didn’t mean for that to happen to you. Must get some really interesting people calling,” she told Times Now when informed about the incident.The whole confusion began after Sunny’s character in Arjun Patiala was seen sharing her phone number with a man in one of the scenes in the movie. Although such numbers used in films are generally invalid, this time the makers of the movie used a phone number that is valid and active.People who watched the scene thought it to be Sunny’s real number, and started calling and messaging on it with little knowledge that it is that of a common man in Delhi.”On July 26, after the release of the movie, I started receiving calls from unknown people asking me to let them talk to Sunny Leone. Initially, I thought somebody is playing a prank on me, but after a while, I got to know that the makers of the movie have actually used my number and Sunny Leone’s character in the movie dictates my number,” Puneet told media.He was so irritated by the constant phone calls that he decided to take legal action on the makers of Arjun Patiala.”I am being harassed by many callers, people are abusing me and asking me to do dirty favours. I have filed a police complaint but till now the police has not taken any action even after giving me assurances,” he added.last_img read more

California fire death toll rises to 38

first_imgWildfire creeps through the forest, down the south side of Dry Creek Canyon, at the Partrick Fire on 12 October 2017 west of Napa, California. Thousands of homes have burned, at least 31 people confirmed killed with hundreds still missing as California wildfires continue to spread out of control.The death toll from California’s raging wildfires rose to 38 on Saturday, with more than 10,000 firefighters battling 16 large blazes and 100,000 people evacuated, the state’s fire service said.Around 335 square miles (864 square kilometers) of residential neighborhoods, forests and other property have been burned since Sunday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).”These fires have been extremely destructive, with 5,700 structures estimated to have been destroyed,” the service said in a statement.Cal Fire later announced on its Twitter account that the death toll had risen from 35 in the morning to 38, with 20 of the fatalities occurring in Sonoma County alone, where more than 200 people are still missing.Pre-dawn winds in Santa Rosa have complicated the effort, pushing a blaze known as the Nuns Fire in two separate directions and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes near Oakmont and northeast of the city of Sonoma, Cal Fire said.Numerous churches across the region — in Santa Rosa, Napa, Sonoma, Petaluma and Novato — were housing victims of the wildfires and serving as resting places for firefighters, according to the Sacramento Bee newspaper.California Governor Jerry Brown announced the White House had approved a request for direct aid for families in four counties, adding to emergency funds promised to the devastated winemaking areas of Napa and Sonoma.- ‘The horror’ -Brown and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris met community leaders and emergency management officials in Santa Rosa later Saturday, with nine counties still under a state of emergency.”Nothing has been this bad that I’ve ever seen in this state,” Brown was quoted as saying by the Bee.”The devastation, the horror, the displacement, is truly something that none of us will ever forget.”Firefighters working 24 hours on, 24 hours off, have come in from around the western United States and even as far as the Carolinas to provide fresh legs for the battle.In Redwood Valley, a small town around 70 miles north of the Sonoma County fires that threatened world-renowned wineries, officials have been struggling with the gruesome task of naming victims.At least nine people were killed late Sunday by a wildfire that “swept through the area so fast it engulfed moving cars,” the Bee reported, but several remain unidentified.The settlement’s 2,300 residents have been begging for information about missing friends and relatives as rescuers scour the charred remains of dozens of homes.- ‘Hell on Earth’ -“This is hell on earth,” Sheriff Tom Allman told the newspaper as he confirmed the ninth death, an 86-year-old widow found in the ashes of her Redwood Valley house.”This is such an all encompassing tragedy — you lose a 14-year-old boy whose grandfather was a friend of mine, an elderly woman and her caretaker, a grandma and grandpa who died together.”The last week has been the deadliest for wildfires in California’s history, according to officials.The Griffith Park fire in Los Angeles County in 1933 killed at least 29 people, and 25 people died in the 1991 Oakland Hills fire.Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano said Friday his department was continuing to track down people reported missing by family or friends.The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department had received 1,308 missing persons reports so far and 1,052 people have been located, Giordano said.Evacuation orders were in place for several towns in Napa and Sonoma, where hundreds of people have already lost their homes to the fast-moving infernos.Many residents took to social media to berate President Donald Trump for his silence over the tragedy on his Twitter account.Trump’s tweets and retweets on Saturday were largely limited to observations on health care and his son Eric’s upcoming appearance on Fox News, with nothing about California.”Still no comments from Trump about devastating fires in California & the lives lost. Is it ’cause millions of CA voted for Hillary? How petty,” read one tweet, echoing much of the criticism.last_img read more