Liverpool face transfer blow as Brazilian stopper set to snub Anfield switch

first_img Norberto Neto 1 Liverpool are set to miss out on the signing of Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto, according to reports in Italy.Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers had identified the Brazilian shot-stopper as a signing to provide cover and competition for under-pressure No.1 Simon Mignolet.Talks between the Viola and Neto over a new deal have stalled, and manager Vincenzo Montella fears his first-choice goalkeeper could leave the club at the end of the season for nothing when his contract expires.According to Italian newspaper La Nazione, Neto is holding out for a new four-year deal at the Stadio Artemio Franchi and a salary of £1.5m per season, which is more than what Fiorentina can offer.Liverpool and long-time admirers Roma could both offer Neto the deal he is looking for and a January bid for his services could force Fiorentina to cash in.However, Neto has signalled his intention to stay in Serie A and it is unlikely he will want to move to the Premier League at this stage – giving Roma the green light to sign him.last_img read more

Messi never fails to surprise us, says Barca coach

first_img0Shares0000Job done: Lionel Messi leaves the pitch with the shirt of Girona’s Alex Granell after Barcelona’s 6-1 win © AFP / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain, Feb 25 – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admitted Saturday that Lionel Messi never fails to surprise him as the Argentine maestro scored twice, including a cheeky free-kick, in the 6-1 comeback win over Girona.The La Liga leaders overcame going a goal down to cruise to a victory which gave them a 10-point advantage at the top with a Luis Suarez hat-trick and debut league goal for Philippe Coutinho ensuring the three points. “It’s difficult to get used to, especially because we’re talking about a player about whom we say we’ve seen it all, but Messi always surprises you,” said Valverde.Messi, who now has 30 goals in all competitions this season, had Valverde reaching for the superlatives for his free-kick which bamboozled Girona when he coaxed the ball along the floor instead of over the top and into the net.“We all expected to see how he would get it over the wall but he hits it under. You see it and you think it’s easy. Leo just makes it look easy, but it’s not that easy,” said the coach.The match was also special for Messi from a personal point of view as it was the first since the death of his maternal grandfather at home in Rosario in Argentina.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Valley’s songbird still on ‘Idol’ idyll

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Our girl is safe. McFans of McPhee – Sherman Oaks songbird Katharine McPhee, that is – kept the polished performer out of the bottom three and in the running for the “American Idol” crown for another week Wednesday. Long-haired Bucky Covington, 28, got the boot instead after millions of voters decided his version of Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” was simply the end for the North Carolina native. The bountiful McPhee earned praise this week from the talent show’s resident snark, Simon Cowell, who told her, “You owe a big kiss to the director and the lighting director because they made you look amazing.” McPhee, 21, immediately turned and thanked the crew. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe week’s theme was the music of Queen, and McPhee’s rendition of “Who Wants to Live Forever” was among the highlights, fan sites on the Internet agreed. There are now seven contestants left on the endlessly hyped amateur singing contest, which is in its fifth season and is trouncing all competition in its time slot. The winner will be announced May 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.last_img read more

Donegal’s newest sunglasses brand celebrates summer with 50% Off

first_imgGordon Gold, this summer’s trend-setting new eyewear brand, is making waves online with luxury designer wooden sunglasses.The Donegal-based brand has been making a big impact internationally since it entered the market a couple of months ago.Gordon Gold was designed by a team of friends who wanted to escape the grind and make frames that will turn heads. This week, they are making the most of the summer by sharing a 50% off code for Donegal Daily readers to get their hands on a pair for half price! (Exclusive discount code available below) gordongold.comWhat makes Gordon Gold unique is that they make sunglasses from natural luxury hardwoods. This makes them – and you – stand out from the crowd.There has been an exciting response to the brand has been since it launched online across Europe. People are loving the fresh new look. Top bloggers including Erika Fox from Retro Flame have been spotted in Gordon Golds, and the sunglasses are featuring in fashion photo shoots taking place in Miami, New York City, San Francisco and Alicante in Spain.The brand is shaking up the traditional approach to sunglasses by introducing new materials. The advantage of hardwoods materials is that every pair is unique, no single grain of wood is the same and so each person can stand out with their sunglasses.Blogger @RetroFlame wearing Gordon Golds‘Wood’ you like a pair of your own? Thanks to Gordon Gold, we have a half-price discount for Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman readers!  Get your pair on using the code DW50 at the checkout for 50% off.*Let’s look at our favourite styles:Gordon Gold – Lazy JacksLazy Jacks – gordongold.comLazy Jacks (Ladies) – €125.00 Lazy Jacks (Mens) – €125.00 One of Gordon Gold’s most petite models, this round frame has been designed for a snug fit. Inspired by eyewear from the 1930’s, it comes in ebony toned hardwood accompanied by polarized chocolate brown lenses.  Gordon Gold – – MarinaMarina – €115.00This ladies frame is carved from 100% luxury rosewood. Shaped in an oversized cat eye style, the model features polarized lenses that arch upwards for a stunning and dramatic look.Strut – gordongold.comStrut – gordongold.comStrut – €115.00This two toned, unisex frame combines a rosewood top with a beechwood bottom providing a stunning contrast. Pale green-grey polarized lenses complete the ultimate head turner. Man O’ War – gordongold.comMan O’ War – gordongold.comMan O’ War – €85.00Constructed from high quality ebony hardwood, this frame features a keyhole bridge between square shaped polarised lenses. For these and more, visit to shop the new collection and avail of the ‘DW50’ discount code.Keep up with Gordon Gold on Facebook: @gordongoldofficial, Instagram: @gordongoldofficial and Twitter: @gordonGold_*Discount code valid from 31st July to Friday 10th August 2018.Donegal’s newest sunglasses brand celebrates summer with 50% Off was last modified: August 3rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AccessoriesbrandFashiongordon goldStylesummersunglasseslast_img read more

South African pop star is the new Powerpuff Girl

first_imgPopular singer Toya Delazy has been cast as the voice of the fourth Powerpuff Girl, to star in the next series of the much-loved Cartoon Network show.Shrouded in mystery until her debut in the forthcoming new season at the end of September 2017, a new member of The Powerpuff Girls is voiced by popular South African singer Toya Delazy. (Image: Cartoon Network)CD AndersonThe new season of The Powerpuff Girls, set to air in the US at the end of September 2017, will feature a new black Powerpuff team member, as yet unnamed, voiced by the South African singer. The new character will join Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup in their continuing fight against “evil knuckleheads”, while balancing schoolwork and being millennial feminist icons.The show, created by artist Craig McCracken in 1998, has been critically acclaimed for its mix of high art and pop culture visual references, combined with humourous, youth-oriented social commentary about fighting injustice, the importance of friendship and embodying strong feminist ideals.Over the course of the forthcoming five-episode arc, titled the Power of Four, Delazy’s character will be introduced with great fanfare and lots of action. Producers hope that the new character will prove popular enough with global audiences to extend her stay with the team.This is not Delazy’s first collaboration with the show – in 2016, she recorded a catchy South African version of its theme song, which featured in broadcasts of the series in Africa.Earlier this year, The Powerpuff Girls was the inspiration for an art exhibit in Cape Town, featuring visual interpretations of the characters by 10 South African artists. The exhibition was a collaboration between Cartoon Network and Rock Girl South Africa, a local NGO that advocates for the rights of girls and women. It included works by Tandiwe Tsabala, Tyla Mason, Ndumiso Nyoni and Anja Venter.In addition to being one of Cartoon Network’s most popular shows globally, it has a keen young female audience across Africa.“The show and Cartoon Network are [huge] across Africa… reaching an audience of more than 4.9 million viewers [in 2016/17] in South Africa alone,” Colman Murray, business development director of Turner Broadcasting Africa, Cartoon Network’s parent company, told News24 at the exhibition.The addition of Delazy’s new black character will hopefully help build on that popularity.“Toya is… a perfect fit for The Powerpuff Girls brand,” Turner Broadcasting European and African vice-president Jaime Ondarza told News24 at the announcement of Delazy’s casting. “She is confident, bubbly and quirky – all the values that we are familiar with, love and appreciate [about the Girls and our audience].”While most of the new character’s details are under wraps, including what she looks like, her name and where she fits in the Powerpuff canon, Ondarza promises that the new addition will have a significant role to play in the new season. “We have a lot of surprises up our sleeves [for her story].”Delazy herself is ecstatic about the new role, fulfilment of a lifelong dream. Posting some Instagram images of her recording for the show, she wrote: “History was made… and just like that I became a Powerpuff Girl.”South African fans of the show voiced their delight with the new African addition to the team across social media.Tweets about toya delazy powerpuff #WCW TOYA DELAZY— mygirlsquad (@mygirlsquad) September 13, 2017The new season featuring Delazy’s character will premiere in South Africa and the rest of Africa on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) shortly after its US broadcast.Source: News24Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Film-maker Shirish Kunder booked for making remarks against Adityanath

first_imgAn FIR has been registered against film-maker Shirish Kunder with Hazratganj Police for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath .The FIR was registered based on a complaint filed by Amit Kumar Tiwari, Secretary of Thakurdwara Trust of Ayodhya, said Deputy SP Avnish Kumar Mishra.Mr. Kunder had wrote on Twitter: “Hoping a goon will stop rioting once he’s allowed to rule is like expecting a rapist to stop raping once he’s allowed to rape (sic)”.In another tweet, he had said: “Going by the logic of making a goon as CM so that he behaves, Dawood can be CBI director. And Mallya — RBI Governor (sic).”last_img

All venues ready, India eyeing 75 medals: Lalit Bhanot

first_imgCWG organising committee secretary general Lalit Bhanot today said all the venues are complete and they are ready to host not only the next month’s Commonwealth Games but also Olympics.”All the Games venues are ready and the International bodies have also certified that they are fit to host events,” Bhanot said.”There was delay in the construction of these venues but they are now completely ready and are of world class standard.These stadiums can host events like the Olympics and world championships,” he added.Bhanot also hoped that India will improve on its previous performance at Melbourne Games.”In the Melbourne Games we won 52 medals and secured the fourth position. That was the best Indian tally but this time we hope to get the third spot with around 75 medals,” he said.”In athletics we won two silvers in Melbourne. This year we hope for six to eight medals,” he said.last_img read more

WWE Survivor Series 2019 Results, Recap: NXT Prove to be Dominant Force; Roman Reigns Wins One for SmackDown

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Sunday’s Survivor Series, which saw Raw, SmackDown and for the first time, NXT, being pitted against each other, culminated with the black and gold brand emerging supreme, from the ‘main roster’, following their TakeOver War Games a day earlier. The evening saw some stellar action from Lio Rush, Roman Reigns, Rhea Ripley, Tommaso Ciampa and Daniel Bryan in separate matches. Rey Mysterio’s feud with Brock Lesnar ended with the WWE Champion winning the match despite interference from Mysterio’s son Dominick.The evening saw Universal Champion ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt defeat Daniel Bryan via pinfall to retain the title. Despite the veteran superstar connecting with the crowd with his ‘Yes’ chants, innumerable dropkicks and stomps to the face, Bryan ultimately lost when Wyatt forced the Mandible Claw on him for the pinfall. The Men’s survivor series saw Roman Reigns (SmackDown) emerge supreme by defeating Keith Lee of NXT to become the sole survivor for the Blue Brand. Tommaso Ciampa, a night removed from teh stellar War Games win, made it to the final four, while Lee eliminated Seth Rollins. However, Lee missed a moonsault to only be hit by Reigns with a spear for the win.Order of elimination: NXT’s WALTER, SmackDown’s (SD) Shorty G, Raw’s Kevin Owens, NXT’s Damian Priest, Raw’s Orton, NXT’s Riddle, SD’s Braun Strowman, Raw’s Ricochet, SD’s Mustafa Ali, Raw’s McIntyre, SD’s Corbin, NXT’s Ciampa, Raw’s Rollins.Another highlight of the evening was the No Hold Barred WWE Championship match between Brock Lesnar and Rey Mysterio which the champ won via pinfall. The highlight was definitely Mysterio’s son Dominick entering the bout and double teaming with his dad against The Beast Incarnate.Here’s what else happened on WWE Survivor Series 2019:Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode (SD) won the Tag Team Battle Royal. Forgotten Sons from NXT were the first to be eliminated, followed by SD’s Lucha House, Raw’s Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins, NXT’s Imperium, SD’s Heavy Machinery, NXT’s Breezango, SD’s Revival, Raw’s The OC and Raw’s Street Profits.Cruiserweight Championship match saw champion Lio Rush (NXT) steal an oppurtunistic win ove SD’s Kalisto via pinfall and Raw’s Akira Tozawa (Raw) to retain the belt.Tag Team Championship match saw Viking Raiders (Raw) defeat Undisputed Era (NXT) via pinfall and New Day (SD).Roderick Strong (NXT) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura (SD) via pinfall and AJ Styles (Raw).NXT Championship Adam Cole defeated Pete Dunne via pinfall to retain the title.The evening also saw Rhea Ripley (NXT) defeat Sasha Banks (SD) via pinfall while NXT survived in the traditional Women’s Survivor Series match. The first to be eliminated was SD’s Nikki Cross, followed by Raw’s Sarah Logan, SD’s Carmella, Raw’s Kairi Sane, SD’s Dana Brooke, Raw’s Asuka abandoned her team, Raw’s Flair, SD’s Evans, NXT’s Toni Storm, NXT’s Belair, Raw’s Natalya.Also, the evening saw Shayna Baszler (NXT) defeat Bayley (SD) via submission and Becky Lynch (Raw), giving NXT the overall win for the evening. Becky LynchBray WyattBrock Lesnardaniel bryan First Published: November 25, 2019, 10:18 AM ISTlast_img read more

Mother Dairy to be Delhi Daredevils principal sponsors

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) Milk products major Mother Dairy today announced its association with Delhi Daredevils as its principal sponsor in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). As a part of this association, Mother Dairy brand will be seen as the principal sponsor of the Delhi Daredevils team jersey, along with the visibility at key spots on match days. Speaking on the association, S Nagarajan, Managing Director Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd., said, “Its a matter of great joy to be a part of the Indian Festival of T20 extravaganza. This association presents us with a fantastic platform to connect with our consumers and cricket fans. “In India, sports is picking up as a genre and connects well especially with the younger age group who are gradually shifting towards nutritious and healthy lifestyle, hence creating a perfect opportunity for us to bond with today?s generation,” Nagarajan said in a release. Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua stated, “We are delighted to welcome Mother Dairy to the Delhi Daredevils family. I am confident that with their support, Delhi Daredevils, with the exciting new additions to our squad will be able to give our fans a lot to cheer about this season.” PTI PDS KHSlast_img read more

As India player Ive travelled unreserved in train, says

first_imgMithaliMumbai, Dec 9 (PTI) The Indian women?s cricket team captain Mithali Raj today recalled her journey to the top and revealed that as an Indian player she had travelled unreserved in a train.”There were a lot of struggles in my journey. Now we are under the BCCI, but that time (when women cricketers were not under the board), the normal basic facility which a sports person gets to play even (we did not get). As an India cricketer, I have travelled unreserved from Hyderabad to Delhi by train, as an India player,” Mithali remembered at a session of ?We The Women? initiative which was moderated by scribe Barkha Dutt. To which Dutt quipped, “That would never happen to a man”.”That?s what Rahul Dravid said. He said he has never travelled in train as an India player, but I did. But those difficulties make us strong. As women we face so many challenges at an early stage, that when we mature and take up the challenges, we become so strong mentally, that we can do so many things, that we ourselves don?t believe that we are capable of,” 35-year-old Jodhpur born Mithali added.Mithali also recalled that her grandparents were not comfortable when she took up sports.Asked if people opposed her, she said “Very much, because I am from South India, my grandparents were not comfortable that I was playing a sport (cricket). My parents had to bear a lot, but they have cocooned my life in a such a way, that I did not have to deal with the negativity.”advertisementOn the occasion, Mithali presented a ?HER? award to Iqra Rasool, a budding cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir, who wants to become a pace bowler and is now training in Bengal.Mithali had led the Indian team to the final of the ICC Women?s World Cup held earlier this year. In the final, the team lost to England in a nail biting contest.Earlier in the day, Olympic medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik also graced ?We The Women?, a programme where diverse viewpoints, challenges and celebration of all that women have achieved were discussed. PTI NRB BNMlast_img read more