Arteta's side might be struggling in the Premier League but they are 100% in Group B of the Europa League, making them one of only two teams to have won their opening four games. The other is Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim who beat Slovan Liberec 2-0 away to qualify from Group L. On a hectic night of action across the continent there were many tributes to Argentine great Diego Maradona whose death rocked the soccer world on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials in battleground states led to his election defeat, and said he'll go to Georgia to rally supporters ahead of two Senate runoff elections. “This has a long way to go,” Trump said on Thanksgiving evening, despite the fact that President-elect Joe Biden won the election. Trump spoke to reporters at the White House after speaking with U.S. military leaders overseas.
Indian arthouse filmmaker Pushpendra Singh's latest effort, feminist fable "The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs" (Laila Aur Satt Geet) is bowing at the Singapore International Film Festival after plaudits at Berlin, Hong Kong and Jeonju. The film, based on renowned Rajasthani writer Vidaydan Detha's story of a woman discarding all identities society wants to impose […]
Fanny Chotimah's Indonesian documentary "You and I," which won the Asian Perspective Award at Korea's DMZ Docs Festival, is one of the highlights of the Singapore International Film Festival's Asian Vision strand. The film tells the story of the friendship between Kaminah and Kusdalini, which existed for more than 50 years since they met as […]
Napoli honoured the memory of Diego Maradona with a 1-0 win over Rijeka which allowed them to go top of Europa League Group F in the first match since the death their Argentine icon.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. In the nearest he has come to a concession, Republican Trump said if Biden is certified the election winner by the Electoral College he will depart the White House. Biden is due to be inaugurated on Jan. 20.
A seven-year-old girl was killed on Mother's Day as she scooted towards her mum, who was jogging in the park, a court has heard. Emily Jones had gone to Queen’s Park in Bolton with her father Mark Jones on Mother’s Day earlier this year when she had spotted her mum, Sarah Barnes, jogging ahead of them, a jury at Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester was told. Seven-year-old Emily had been on her scooter at the time and called out to her mother, who was unable to hear her, when a stranger got up from a bench and slit her throat with a craft knife. Eltiona Skana, 30, originally from Albania, is appearing at the hearing by video link from Rampton Hospital in Nottinghamshire. She has pleaded guilty to manslaughter on March 22, on the grounds of diminished responsibility, a partial defence to murder. Michael Brady QC, opening the case for the prosecution, said at around 2.15pm that day Emily's father took her to the park on her scooter. Emily's parents were no longer together but remained on good terms and as was usual, their daughter spent Sundays with her father and they agreed to meet up later at the park. Mr Brady said that when Emily saw her mother running in the park, she said, "Daddy, daddy, I want to go to mum." Her father consented and she scooted off, then as his daughter drew level with the park bench he saw Skana, stand up and move towards Emily. "Also in the park was Eltiona Skana. "She was alone on a bench armed with a craft knife, which she had taken from a pack of three that she had bought earlier that day from a shop in Bolton town centre. "Emily, oblivious of the defendant, had seen her mother running in the distance and was scooting towards her, some yards ahead of her father. "As she scooted along, she was heard to call out to her mother who was unable to hear her because of the distance between them and the fact that Ms Barnes had her headphones on. "Emily's path towards her mum took her past the defendant who, as Emily scooted by, grabbed her and in one movement slit her throat with the craft knife and then threw her to the ground." Mr Brady said there had been “no interaction between Emily and the defendant” and that the wound was “unsurvivable”. Emily's father heard her cry out and thought she had fallen off her scooter. He then heard a woman shout, "She's been stabbed" and saw Skana run away. Mr Brady told the jury: "He cradled Emily from behind and shouted for help.” Meanwhile, Tony Canty and his wife Lynsey, out for a walk in the park with their baby daughter Laurel, had seen Skana manhandling Emily. Mr Canty handed over the baby to his wife and ran after the defendant. He brought her to the ground and straddled her until police arrived. Emily's parents then waited with her while the paramedics tried to save her life. She was rushed by air ambulance to Salford Royal Hospital but Emily had gone into cardiac arrest and with her mother at her bedside she was pronounced dead at 3.56pm. In a statement read to the jury, Emily's father said: "I do not know why this happened. Emily was simply riding her scooter to her mum. I simply can't explain it." After her arrest, Skana was assessed, telling the on-call psychiatrist, "I know I'm a paranoid schizophrenic" and she was detained under the Mental Health Act. Skana was moved to the high-security hospital at Rampton where she told a nurse: “It was premeditated, I waited in a park and picked my victim, I did what I did, then tried to run away.” She also told medics she was "perfectly normal" before coming to the UK and claiming asylum in 2014. Mr Brady said although it is accepted the defendant does have, and has had, mental health difficulties for a number of years, it is for the jury to decide whether this is a case of murder rather than manslaughter. The trial was adjourned until Friday morning.
Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton left no doubt on Thursday that he would accept a knighthood if it was offered to him. Triple world champion Jackie Stewart, now 81, is the only one of Britain's 10 Formula One world champions to have been knighted. The late Australian triple world champion Jack Brabham was also knighted, as was the late Stirling Moss who is widely regarded as the greatest driver never to have won the title.
Americans on Thursday celebrated a Thanksgiving Day transformed by the coronavirus pandemic, with the normally packed Macy's Day Parade in New York City limited to a socially distant TV-only spectacle and many families meeting on video for turkey dinner. Thanksgiving, normally a day where family and friends gather in big numbers for a feast, has been upended by the coronavirus, with cases and deaths surging in recent weeks as cooler weather pushes people indoors where the virus spreads more easily. U.S. hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients reached a record of more than 89,000 on Wednesday, and experts warn that Thanksgiving could significantly boost a death toll that has already exceeded 262,000 nationwide. Doing it's part to control the surge, Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade - normally an event with giant character balloons that has delighted many for nearly a century - was reduced to one block, rather than 2- 1/2 miles. Spectators were prohibited from lining Manhattan streets as before -- though some could be seen gathering at barricades trying to catch a glimpse. NAT POP -- "We decided, why not just keep the magic alive?" Despite advice from the CDC to stay home, an estimated 6 million Americans traveled by air from last Friday to Wednesday, although that is less than half the number of travelers during the same period last year. In the spirit of Thanksgiving - There were also socially distant acts of kindness. In Houston, Texas, officials, including the mayor, handed out a reported 20-thousand meals to those in need. President-elect Joe Biden in his Thanksgiving Day message asked Americans not to gather in large groups, and instead give essential workers thanks for their service. "It's a personal sacrifice that each of our families can make and should make to save somebody else's life." President Donald Trump spent the holiday playing a round of golf at his resort in Virginia, while again falsely claiming on twitter that he won the election against Joe Biden. Trump later hosted a video teleconference with members of the military wishing them a Happy holiday.
Napoli overcame Croatian side Rijeka 2-0 on Thursday in their first match since the death of Diego Maradona, the Italian club's greatest and most popular player. On an emotionally-charged evening, the Napoli team took the field for the Europa League game wearing number 10 shirts with Maradona's name emblazoned on the back, while a photograph of the Argentine idol stared down from the electronic scoreboard. Banners showing images of Maradona, who led Napoli to two Serie A titles during seven extraordinary seasons at the club in the 1980s, were placed around the San Paolo stadium, which was eerily empty and quiet due to COVID-19 regulations.
Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius opened his account for Tottenham Hotspur with two first-half goals and Harry Winks scored a spectacular long-range effort in a 4-0 win over Ludogorets in Group J of the Europa League on Thursday. Victory put Tottenham into second place in the standings with two games remaining, level on points with Royal Antwerp who won 2-0 away at Austrian side LASK. Welsh forward Gareth Bale started for Tottenham, as did out-of-favour Dele Alli, but it was Vinicius, signed on loan from Benfica as backup for Harry Kane, who took his chance to shine.
The remains of soccer legend Diego Maradona were brought to a cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 26, after large crowds of fans paid their final respects to soccer legend, local media reported.Local media said authorities and Maradona’s family ended the wake after clashes between fans and police broke out at the Casa Rosada presidential mansion.This footage, provided by Casa Rosada, shows a funeral procession bringing Maradona’s coffin to Bella Vista cemetery in Buenos Aires. It also shows a throng of fans gathered at Casa Rosada.Maradona died on November 25, aged 60, prompting fans around the world the mourn the soccer great. Credit: Casa Rosada via Storyful
Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton on Thursday urged Formula One to do more to push for human rights, saying the issue was a "massive problem" in some of the sport's host countries. The Mercedes driver was speaking ahead of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, a race that regularly draws criticism from rights campaigners. "Naturally, the human rights issue in so many of the places that we go to is a consistent and a massive problem," the Briton told reporters, arguing that all sports should use their platforms to seek change.
Americans, millions of whom traveled against the advice of public health officials, tried to stay safe before they hunkered down with their families for Thanksgiving, a holiday remade by the pandemic as case numbers and death tolls rise. Lily Roberts, 19, said she got tested for COVID-19 at San Francisco International Airport before driving home to Marin County in Northern California. Thanksgiving travel traditionally comes with highs and lows but it's even more fraught this year as travelers attempt to social distance while navigating crowds.
Few people had the power to say no to Diego Maradona in life but his family appear to have put their foot down on an unusual last request. Maradona, who died from a heart attack on Wednesday aged 60, told friends during the coronavirus lockdown that when he died he wanted to be embalmed and put on show for fans, according to Martin Arevalo, a journalist who was close to the former Argentina captain. "When the idea of a statue first came up he said: 'No, I want them to embalm me'," Arevalo told TyC sports.
Manchester United has been unable to fully restore its computer systems a week after being targeted in a cyberattack. The Premier League club's staff still did not have access to email on Thursday night, and some other functions were also unavailable. “Following the recent cyberattack on the club, our IT team and external experts secured our networks and have conducted forensic investigations,” United said in a statement.
He’s "Young Dumb & Broke" no longer. After winning a Grammy and collaborating with hitmakers Benny Blanco, Halsey, and Billie Eilish, not to mention becoming one of the most popular Spotify artists with about 50 million monthly listeners, mononymous 22-year-old singer-songwriter Khalid — Khalid Donnel Robinson to his mother — has already outgrown his starter […]
Meng Wanzhou's defence lawyers leveled new allegations Thursday of a "cover up" by the most senior Canadian law enforcement official to testify so far in the Huawei executive's extradition hearing.
NBC marked Thanksgiving by rolling out the first teaser for its upcoming “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical.” Unfortunately, the very brief look at star Matt Morrison’s very campy version of the title character pretty much resulted in social media fingers nervously drumming and people vowing to stop Christmas from coming.What we’re saying is, the teaser made a lot of people’s hearts shrink two sizes smaller.Announced two weeks ago, NBC’s two-hour version of “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!” will star Morrison (“Glee”) as The Grinch with Denis O’Hare as the adult version of his dog, Max, Booboo Stewart (“Descendants 3”) as young Max, and newcomer Amelia Minto (“The Lost Girls”) as Cindy-Lou Who. Unlike a lot of previous TV musicals, this one won’t be live (we assume because of COVID), and instead will be filmed at the Troubadour Theatre in London at some point before its Dec. 9 airdate.Also Read: All the Holiday TV Specials, Movies and Series to Watch This SeasonWe’re assuming the production hasn’t filmed yet, as the teaser doesn’t actually show any footage. Instead, the 15-second spot kicks off with some very 1960s looking graphics as “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” plays in the background. A few seconds in, Morrison pops into view in costume as the Grinch, and proceeds to deliver what we can only describe as a “1970s Liza Minelli” take on the character. He poses, makes campy faces, prances, and then winks at the camera just as a narrator reads the line, “I hate Christmas.”And, well, on Twitter a lot of people looked at that and said (paraphrasing here) “Nope.” Examples include:“please put a trigger warning next time. thank you.”“please one pandemic at a TIME HAVENT WE SUFFERED ENOUGH”“What did we ever do to you NBC?”Ouch.Also Read: 'Happiest Season' Director Made LGBT Holiday Rom-Com Because 'I've Never Seen My Experience Represented'See the teaser and a sample of reactions below.On Wednesday, December 9, we're taking you on a trip to Whoville. Don't miss the GrinchMusical starring @Matt_Morrison at 8/7c — only on NBC. pic.twitter.com/jjuXtRe2wZ— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) November 26, 2020pic.twitter.com/nowH8uAztu— Mindd Kidzag (@MinddKidzag) November 26, 2020what did we ever do to you NBC? 😭— jessie (@safetynetstyles) November 26, 2020I wish it was 10 minutes ago when I didn't know this existed https://t.co/0qrW13IFJg— jose? (@dirtandroses) November 26, 2020Therapist: Matt Morrison as the Grinch can't hurt you Matt Morrison as the Grinch: https://t.co/QQKsXWt3hA— Maii 🐼 Rogue Translator ftw (@OfTheDirewolves) November 26, 2020pic.twitter.com/RDkANNFKB8— Masa_KDK12 (@Masa_KDK12) November 26, 2020My podunk high school put on musicals with better costumes than this, lmao https://t.co/zDtNbjIEB7— Kendall Brown (@kendallybrown) November 26, 2020please put a trigger warning next time. thank you. https://t.co/slDVjAGTIy— Jenn (@JennParii) November 26, 2020hell is too good for matthew morrison https://t.co/lRNKk73Spk— taylor swift ✨ (@taylorgonssa) November 26, 2020please one pandemic at a TIME HAVENT WE SUFFERED ENOUGH https://t.co/9UBlIjbRaI— princesa 🦄🎀 (@springprincesss) November 26, 2020Read original story Matt Morrison as NBC’s ‘The Grinch’ Made a Lot of Folks Vow to Stop Christmas from Coming At TheWrap
He's not exactly a household name, but Ernest "Ernie" Garcia II has quietly become one of America's richest men through selling and financing used cars, an unsexy business that has nonetheless proven highly lucrative. Forbes says the 63-year-old DriveTime owner is Arizona's richest person, and the Bloomberg Billionaires Index pegs the combined net worth of […]