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Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pays emotional tribute to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

first_imgArsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pays emotional tribute to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was inspired by Chadwick Boseman’s performance in Black Panther (Picture: Instagram)Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has paid an emotional tribute to Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman.The 43-year-old’s tragic death was confirmed on Saturday with his family announcing he had been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer, a disease he had been fighting for the past four years. A statement read: ‘It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.‘A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. ADVERTISEMENT‘From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.’ Advertisement “I needed the mask, it’s for those who represent me … In Gabon the national team are the panthers.” Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang explains his celebration. 🙅🏾‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/Xwdw8MEsUG— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 14, 2019Boseman was, perhaps, best known for his starring role in Black Panther, a film which inspired a legion of fans, including Arsenal skipper Aubameyang.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners’ star striker famously donned the Black Panther mask after scoring a decisive goal in a Europa League tie against Rennes last year, before breaking out the iconic Wakanda salute.Acknowledging Boseman’s death, Aubameyang wrote on Instagram: ‘We all feeling it!! May you Rest in Peace. You gave us so much Hope and strength thanks for everything #wakandaforever.’ Aubameyang’s flambouyant goal celebrations are something of a trademark but speaking back in March 2019 he admitted the Black Panther routine carried extra significance. He said: ‘I needed a mask which could represent me. It’s Black Panther. In Gabon the national team are the panthers. It represents me.’MORE: Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman poses with Kamala Harris in final Instagram post before his deathMORE: Angela Bassett pays tribute to ‘beautiful spirit’ Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther star dies aged 43Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Aug 2020 12:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12.4kShares Commentlast_img read more

A touch of the pirate life in real estate booty

first_img This property at 14 Dingo Mountain Road, Crows Nest, QLD, covers 4.31 hectares and has access to a creek.Or if you simply like the idea of being in Crows Nest — either in South East Queensland or New South Wales — there are many options that would shiver the timbers of many wannabe pirates.On the edge of the Great Dividing Range, Crows Nest is an 1,800 hectare national park in South East Queensland, located two hours from Brisbane. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:12Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhen is the best time to sell or buy? Property cycles explained02:13 MORE: Would you pay $5m for a home you’ll bulldoze More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoPort Adelaide is home to an array of waterfront bars and restaurants and attractions like clipper ships.Port Adelaide is home to the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship, which has become a tourist attraction and the area is awash with marina front walkways, award-winning restaurants, funky cafes, wine bars. Residents meander through the likes of Port Admiral Hotel and Pirate Life Brewery, and historic pubs like Dockside Tavern 1850, Port Anchor Hotel 1873, Port Dock Brewery Hotel 1855 and The Lighthouse Hotel 1857. Scomo miracle, RBA and APRA driving real estate turnaround 36 Sarah Court, Coffin Bay, SA 5607; 4 2 6 3,163 m² House; $595,000. Picture: Realestate.com.auThis massive 3,163sq m property has a four bedder and a real ship in the garden.The suburb alone — Coffin Bay — is enough to tempt an old sea dog with the two bath, six car space property on the market for $595,000.Agent Mike Bowyer of Raine & Horne Port Lincoln described it as a modern pavilion style residence, close to the Coffin Bay Sporting Club and golf course, with extensive gardens. Expressions of interest for this warehouse conversion close September 23.For the urban landlubber who likes a hint of adventure and the smell of the water without having to climb the gangplank, a stunning warehouse conversion in Port Adelaide might be the go.Agents Nick Psarros and Melinda Bennett of Ray White Port Adelaide have a jawdropping 1880s two bedroom warehouse conversion over four levels on the market — with expressions of interest closing Monday September 23. 11th FLOOR/973 GOLD COAST HWY, Palm Beach, Qld 4221. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe water views in the 11th floor two bed apartment will definitely shiver your timbers with the 105sq m two bath, one car park unit on the market for $609,000.Agent Kath Freeman of Kath Freeman Realty — Palm Beach described it as having “nothing between you and the beach”. This three bed lifestyle property could make a landlubber out of you in Crows Nest, QLD.Among properties on the market in Crows Nest is this classic three bedroom worker’s cottage at 14 Dingo Mountain Road which comes with 4.31 hectares of land. The property was priced at $339,000 with agent Tammy King of Ray White — Rural Crows Nest describing it as having “elevated views with a creek frontage”. Grab your favourite buccaneer, cockswain or landlubber and take a sticky beak at these properties. You might not be able to scamper up Jacob’s ladder and hoist the Jolly Roger, but it has whiff of the whimsical to be sure. You can spy a bit of the mast at the end of the garden.“Out in the garden, every turn offers a surprise, from mosaic pergola to shade courtyards to little wooden bridges, even a full size pirate ship,” was how he listed it.For the little mateys, a Palm Beach property allows you to have a similar experience — without having to spend any doubloons on the upkeep of the “schooner”, with a pirate ship park close by. The property has parks at its door, including this pirate beauty.“Sand, sea and glorious sunrises … adjacent to the still waters of Currumbin Estuary, ocean right at your doorstep, surf, fishing, leisurely walks on the full length of the beach to Burleigh Headland. Wake up to the sounds of the waves,” was how it was listed.You may even call out “thar she blows” as you watch the whales go by in the open water. It’s not a crows nest but this rooftop entertainment and chill-out zone even has a soak tub.“Boasting a 40ft ceiling creating the ultimate statement with skylights allowing natural light into the uncrowded living area. With soaring ceilings, exposed red brick walls, raw timber columns and polished timber floorboards the scene is set for this stylish and unique home.” You can see for miles from the balcony of this unit at 704/220 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest in New South Wales.In New South Wales, being up high at Crows Nest could mean getting into a one bed unit like this one at 704/220 Pacific Highway. It was priced at $720,000 to $750,000 with agent Vincent Foo of Calibre Properties Sydney — Ultimo listing it as having “spectacular panoramic views over Wollstonecraft to the Parramatta River and beyond”. Port Adelaide seems tailor-made for those who have a hankering for the ocean, love the seafaring life and a taste of the old days in the 21st century.Ahoy me hearties, if you have an hankering for a bit of pirate in your life this may be the ideal solution — a pirate ship, well not a real one but enough to whet the appetite.If you can’t wait to sail the Seven Seas but have to belay that because “life” keeps getting in the way, these beauties offer a way to keep the dream alive this National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Whopping $8.4m mansion sale new Brisbane auction record FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Rwanda MPs to debate Kagame bid for third term

first_imgRwanda President Paul Kagame Rwanda President Paul KagameRwanda’s parliament was set to open a debate on Monday on amending the constitution to let strongman and President Paul Kagame run for a third term in 2017.MPs were due to “examine the relevance of the draft of revision of the Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda as amended to date,” said a parliamentary statement.Mr Kagame has run Rwanda since his rebel army ended the 1994 genocide.He won elections in 2003 and 2010 and, under the current law, is due to step aside in 2017 at the end of his second consecutive term.But earlier this year, more than 60 per cent of voters signed a petition calling for constitutional changes to be drafted that would allow Kagame to stand again in 2017, an initiative that has already rubber-stamped by both houses of parliament.Both houses of parliament are dominated by the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), Mr Kagame’s former rebel army, and are expected to pass the draft constitutional amendments before putting the changes to a referendum.The revisions to Article 101 — which limits presidential terms to two — and other parts of the constitution follows three weeks of “popular consultations” by parliamentarians during which MPs travelled the country and found just a dozen voters opposed to the reform.Mr Kagame’s aides have insisted that any bid for a third term would be in response to “popular demand” that he stay in power.Mr Kagame is painted by supporters as a guarantor of post-genocide stability and the economic growth that has transformed the country over the past 20 years.But many observers say the move is orchestrated by a government and leader with an iron grip on a country where freedom of expression is severely curtailed, and merely part of a wider trend of African leaders seeking to stay put.On Thursday, Rwanda’s Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge to the constitutional amendment from the Democratic Green Party, the only political group in the country to oppose Mr Kagame’s third term.last_img read more

Batesville Jumps Out To Early Lead In Victory Over Rising Sun

first_imgAn early lead helped Batesville defeat Rising Sun 8-5 on Saturday. In the top of the first inning, the Bulldogs got on the board first, as they scored on a single by Sam Voegele. Voegele led the Bulldogs on the day in hits going 2 for 3. In the bottom of the first inning, Rising Sun tied things up at one when an error scored one run for the Shiners.Batesville then took the lead in the second inning and did not look back following the solo home run by Lane Oesterling. Ultimately, the Bulldogs notched three more runs in the fourth inning, as Brayden Linkel, Trey Heidlage, and Quinn Werner all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. Halfway through the sixth inning, the Bulldogs were leading 8-2.In the bottom half of the sixth inning, Rising Sun scored three runs, but Batesville was able to hold on to the victory.Riley Zink got the win for the Bulldogs. He lasted three innings, allowing one hit and two runs while striking out four. Shane Meer, Trey Peters, and Caleb Raab all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory. Meer struck out five in two innings, while Raab recorded the last three outs to earn the save for the Bulldogs.Landon Cole took the loss for Rising Sun. He lasted three innings, allowing two hits and four runs while striking out three.The Bulldogs’ win in their season opener makes their record 1-0. Batesville will play Connersville on Monday at Liberty Park to begin conference play.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.last_img read more

Injury leaves Stocco down, out Saturday

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoAccording to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin quarterback John Stocco is not expected to practice this week or play in Saturday’s game against Iowa.The article, citing an unnamed source, reported Stocco’s throwing arm has been in a sling since at least Sunday.Stocco injured his right shoulder in last weekend’s game against Penn State, forcing him to sit out the last two series of the 13-3 victory. Junior backup Tyler Donovan relieved him, completing one pass on one attempt for two yards, and is expected to make his first collegiate start Saturday in Stocco’s place.While Donovan hasn’t played a great deal during his Badger career — seeing action in only 11 games the last three years — head coach Bret Bielema is confident in the backup quarterback.”He understands,” Bielema said at his Monday press conference. “He signals every play in. He goes through the course of the week as a starter from the sidelines and then gets his certain opportunities with it, too.”last_img read more

Today’s local Tipperary GAA action

first_imgThe Under 21 A Football semi finals will have Moyle Rovers up against Ballyporeen in the Clonmel Sportsfield. Throw-in is at 2 o’clock. And in Ardfinnan at 4.30pm, Clonmel Commercials take on Cahir/Fr Sheehys. In the Dr Fogarty Cup quarter-finals Éire Óg Anacarty Donohill take on Burgess in Annacarty. That game got underway at 11 o’clock. Cathail s Ciocaim take on Moneygall at 12 o’clock in Mullinahone. And Lorrha are at home to Cppawhite at the same time. In the James Holohan Cup quarter-finals JK Brackens are hosting Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams. That game also got underway at 11 o’clock.Ballina take on Killenaule at 12 o’clock in Ballina. And Borrisokane are at home against Boherlahan Dualla. Throw-in for that is at 12 o’clock. In the Johnny Ryan Cup quarter-finals Toomevara take on Templederry Kenyons at 12 o’clock in St Michaels Park Toomevara. And Loughmore-Castleiney are at home to Roscrea at 12 o’clock. The Jim Devitt Cup quarter-finals sees Borrisoleigh take on Upperchurch Drombane at 12 o’clock in Borrisoleigh. And Holycross Ballycahill host Silvermines at 12 o’clock.last_img read more

CAF clears Kingson of age cheat

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has dismissed media reports imputing varied ages on the records of the continental body for Black Stars goalkeeper, Richard Kingson.CAF in a communiqué copied to GNA Sports labeled the reports as false and lacking credibility, insisting Kingson’s date of birth per their records is 13 June 1978.It said: “CAF categorically dismisses report claiming its records on Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson has varied ages. Indeed, there have been no such correspondence from CAF in that regard and any such report lack credibility and is totally false.“Our record indicates that the date of birth of Richard Kingson is 13 June 1978 and that reflects in all our official documents,’ it said.Kingson’s return to the team after two years has generated several media and public interest with suggestions the goalkeeper has past his prime and will be incapable of aiding the Black Stars campaign for a place in the Brazil 2014 World Cup.The goalkeeper could make a third successive appearance at the World Cup if Ghana overcome Egypt over two legs in the play-offs fixed for October 15 and November 19 in Kumasi and Cairo respectively after keeping the post in Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010. Kingston is among the 25 players coach Kwesi Appiah has invited for the first leg on Tuesday October 15 in Kumasi.last_img read more

March Madness bracket 2019: Upset predictions, Final Four pick in Midwest Region

first_imgSN’s MARCH MADNESS HQPrintable bracket | Predictor tool | Best bracket names | TicketsNCAA Tournament bracket picks: Midwest RegionMORE SN BRACKET GUIDES: SOUTH | EAST | WEST Best storylineCan Kansas turn a Midwest Region in Kansas City into a hometown happening? (For that matter, did the Jayhawks really earn the opportunity?) KU is seeded No. 4, which means the committee has projected the Jayhawks to make it to KC for a potential Sweet 16 game against No. 1 seed North Carolina. Sprint Center is a building where KU plays an annual “home” game and also appears each year in the Big 12 Tournament. So it’s hard to figure how the Jayhawks would get placed on the 4-line in this region — and how conference regular-season champion Kansas State would be shipped to the West, in a region with a higher-ranked 1-seed. It didn’t help KU to play at the Sprint Center in 2017, when the Jayhawks lost as the top seed, or even in the most recent Big 12 tourney. But, as they said (repeatedly) in The Legend of Billie Jean: “Fair is fair.” This isn’t.All-region teamPlayerPositionTeamPJ WashingtonPower forwardKentuckyCameron JohnsonSmall forwardNorth CarolinaFletcher MageeShooting guardWoffordCorey Davis Jr.Shooting guardHoustonDedric LawsonPower forwardKansasBest first-round gameNo. 7 Wofford vs. No. 10 Seton Hall. Wofford — under Sporting News Coach of the Year Mike Young — dominated the Southern Conference at an improbable level, winning 21 games and losing none in what is considered the strongest and deepest field the league has seen in decades. The metrics community loved the Terriers: They are 19th in KenPom and 13th in the NET. They were only 1-4 against high-major opponents, with the victory coming on the road at South Carolina. So this will be a challenge for a Wofford team that has met every one for the last three months. They haven’t lost since Dec. 19 against Mississippi State. Their 20-game winning streak will be tested by the Pirates, who took Villanova down to the final seconds in the Big East championship game and own victories against Kentucky, Maryland, St. John’s and Marquette.MARCH MADNESS: Get your printable NCAA Tournament bracketSeeded too highNo. 5 Auburn. The Tigers did indeed win the SEC Tournament, but that didn’t do any good for anyone else who won big on Sunday. Michigan State and Cincinnati both fell below where they should have landed. So how do the Tigers, with a 7-7 record against the field even after taking care of Florida and Tennessee over the weekend, get this high on the bracket? Baylor, rightly stuck in an 8/9 game, had the same record against tournament teams. The Tigers also were 5-7 against Quad 1. No one else on the 5-line has a record that poor. No one on the 6-line does, either.Seeded too lowNo. 3 Houston. The Cougars ranked fourth in the NET, which would be the equivalent of a No. 1 seed. The Cougars had an attractive 6-3 mark against Quad 1 and a 7-3 record against the field. There aren’t any terribly underseeded teams in this region, but a marginal case could be made for the Cougars as a No. 2.I HATE MARCH MADNESS BRACKETWhat do you hate about March Madness? Vote in SN’s poll Upset specialNo. 10 Seton Hall over No. 7 Wofford. This is one region the committee seemed to balance well. But if you have to make a call, it would be feasible to see Seton Hall become another high-major squad to handle the Terriers. It seemed at first this might be cheating the category a bit, that the seeding might be countered by Vegas making the Pirates the betting favorite. In fact, Wofford is giving 3 points. The Terriers have come a long way in a short time.Best potential gameNo. 6 Iowa State vs. No. 3 Houston. The Cyclones have the 59th-ranked defense, which is just the ingredient necessary to turn an attractive on-paper matchup to an exciting on-court game. Has Steve Prohm solved Iowa State’s defensive issues? Houston is just the team to test that theory, with an attack that hammered Cincinnati for 85 points only last week.BRACKET TIPS: KenPom | Play the odds | Idiot’s guideBest potential player matchupWashington SF Matisse Thybulle vs. North Carolina SF Cameron Johnson. If this occurs — and it won’t easy for the Huskies to get past Utah State in the 8/9 game — it won’t be a strictly head-to-head meeting. UW plays the 2-3 zone defense coach Mike Hopkins brought with him from Syracuse, so it’ll be more of an occasional interaction. But Thybulle is a leading contender for national defensive player of the year, and Johnson has been a revelation in his final year as a grad transfer. Johnson always had a reputation as a deep shooter, but he has developed into an elite offensive force.Get to knowNew Mexico State coach Chris Jans. After his first season at Bowling Green — a promising year that saw the Falcons go 21-12 after winning only 12 games the year before — Jans was in a bar, apparently intoxicated, and was caught on video touching a woman inappropriately. Bowling Green chose to fire him from a position that was paying him $325,000 annually. His coaching career might have been over. His former boss, Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall, hired Jans to a position on his staff. NMSU chose to give him a second chance in 2017. Jans is repaying his new bosses. The Aztecs have reached the NCAA Tournament in both of his seasons there and are a combined 58-10 during his tenure.MORE BRACKET PICKS: DeCourcy (Duke) | Bender (Duke) | Fagan (Duke)Don’t be surprised if …Every single higher seed won in the first round. They’re all favored by Vegas, which is rare. There’s usually a game or two in which the lower seed is a betting favorite. The committee didn’t get a lot right, but the balance of this region is one thing.Sleeper teamNortheastern is extremely well-coached by Bill Coen, who delivered his third 20-win season in the past five years and is making his second NCAA Tournament appearance of his 13-year tenure. Once part of a loaded staff that included future head coaches Tim O’Shea and Ed Cooley, Coen did a brilliant job in the Colonial Tournament to get the Huskies past a dynamic Hofstra team that was 27-7. This is not a great defensive team, but senior guard Vasa Pusica, a 40-percent 3-point shooter this season who hit seven 3s in the CAA title game, is the kind of player who barges into view in March.Final Four pickKentucky. The Wildcats let a potential SEC championship slip from their grasp in the final minutes of the semifinal game against Tennessee, and it very well could be the last lesson the Wildcats must learn to advance to their first Final Four since 2015. Their defense got alarmingly tentative as they tried to protect a lead, and the Cats were punished for this. North Carolina almost certainly will get through the comfortable top half of the bracket, so if UK is going to get to Minneapolis, it will have to defeat the Tar Heels, again. The Tar Heels are better this time. But so is Kentucky.March Madness features from Sporting News”40 Minutes of Hell” to Hog Heaven: Nolan Richardson’s 1993-94 Arkansas team will go down as one of the most fun SEC title-winning teams of all time. It was something he built, one minute at a time.How to stop Zion Williamson: Opposing coaches dish on their strategies to deal with Duke’s freshman phenom and, with some luck, beat the Blue Devils.A barrier-breaking title: The 1961-62 Cincinnati Bearcats made history when they started four black players in their NCAA title game win over Ohio State. We remember the importance of that groundbreaking win.An Oral History of Steph Curry’s 2008 Breakout: In 2008, a little-known, baby-faced guard from Davidson completely took over the NCAA Tournament.Upset City: Reliving the wildest opening venue in NCAA Tournament history.The Fagan Jinx: They’re not just upset “alerts” when Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan is in attendance. Recapping the many improbable upsets Fagan has been on hand to witness. DeCourcy’s best of 30 years: Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy ranks the best games he has witnessed from 30 years’ worth of NCAA Tournament coverage. The thrill of victory …: Sporting News staff recall their favorite memories of the NCAA Tournament. … And the agony of defeat: Sporting News staff recalls their most heartbreaking memories from the NCAA Tournament. Get your tissues ready.Top 80 upsets in March Madness history: It’s not March Madness until there’s an upset. Ranking the best we ever saw.Best buzzer-beaters in NCAA Tournament history: The defining shots of the NCAA Tournament, and the reason it’s dubbed “March Madness.”last_img read more

Miralem Pjanic is the Best Player in FC Roma!

first_imgMiralem Pjanic is the best player in Roma in 2015 as decided by more than 4,200 visitors to the official website of the Club of Roma.The Little Prince won with 30% of votes, while second place was occupied by Alessandro Florenzi with 3% less votes. Third best player was Kostas Manolas, Grku won 22% of votes, while Radja Nainggolan occupied fourth placa with 21% of votes.Miralem Pjanic played 15 games in Serie A this season and scored seven goals. This is his best season in Roma jersey(source: faktor.ba)last_img