Are FTSE travel shares like Carnival or International Consolidated Airlines Group cheap enough to buy now?

first_imgAre FTSE travel shares like Carnival or International Consolidated Airlines Group cheap enough to buy now? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Despite the gradual relaxation of various Covid-19 restrictions, travel (especially international leisure travel) remains mostly off the cards for many people worldwide. And in 2020, investing in airlines and other travel shares has meant a capital loss for shareholders.Today I’m taking a look at the share prices of cruise operator Carnival (LSE: CCL) and International Consolidated Airlines Group (LSE: IAG), the owner of British Airways and Iberia. Year-to-date, the stocks are down about 65% and 56% respectively, which means they’re clearly in bear market territory. Let’s see what market participants may expect for the rest of the year. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…CarnivalOn 18 June, the group released disappointing Q2 results. A net loss of $4.4bn meant adjusted losses per share of $3.30. The year-ago quarter saw net income and EPS of $451 and 66 cents. Similarly, total revenue of $0.7bn was much lower than $4.8bn in the prior year.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a no-sail order for cruise ships operating in US waters. Although it’s set to expire by the end of July, it could be extended. Authorities in many other countries have also put cruises on hold.Carnival can’t yet predict when it may return to normal operations. Thus management was unable to provide an earnings forecast. Our regular readers may remember that given the uncertainty the industry is facing, in late March Carnival axed its dividend. And as of 22 June, the company lost its place in the FTSE 100 index. It’s now a member of the FTSE 250.International Consolidated AirlinesAirlines are capital-intensive business, requiring large amounts of money to operate safely and effectively.  In early May, FTSE 100 member IAG released Q1 results for the period to 31 March. It reported a £466.6m operating loss, down from £117.9m profit in 2019. Weekly cash burn stands shy of £180m. Like Carnival, IAG also suspended dividends earlier in the year.Management expects flights to resume later in July. By the third quarter, IAG hopes to operate about 45% of capacity compared to the year prior.However, it’s still too early to know what percentage of passengers will return to the skies when air travel begins and if management’s forecast will hold. Indeed, analysts estimate it will likely be two full years before passenger numbers return to early 2020 levels.So should you invest in travel shares now?Both CCL and IAG shares have had a problematic trajectory so far this year. And shareholders have lost confidence in travel shares.But while the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the global economy will contract 3% in 2020, for 2021, it forecasts robust growth. If you agree that these grey clouds may dissipate in the coming months, it may also be time to start investing in FTSE 100 travel stocks.Today, if I had to choose between the two companies, I would go for IAG. Given the uncertainty as to when leisure travellers may return to the high seas, Carnival shares might not be suitable for every investor.And for the medium term, I believe IAG stock is likely to recover better than CCL shares. However, as their dividends are now suspended, passive income seekers are unlikely to return to either stock.Even with further recovery potential, I think there may be better bargains in the FTSE 100. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Carnival. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Monday, 22nd June, 2020 | More on: CCL IAG Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Billy Burke & Gina Gershon Bring Stephen King to the Stage & More

first_img Benjamin Walker’s Choice: Film, Broadway or Both? Benjamin Walker, after playing a vampire-slaying Abraham Lincoln in his last major film credit, is going to tone it down a bit this time. The Broadway alum has been tapped to play Travis Parker in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ The Choice, starring opposite Teresa Palmer as Gabby Holland, according to Deadline. There’s no official timeline for the film yet, but we do wonder if this will conflict with him potentially picking up the axe once more in American Psycho. That is, if it ends up hitting the Great White Way. Josh Gad Josh Gad Has Reason to Be Angry Josh Gad will go from happy snowman to angry bird in the upcoming Angry Birds animated feature. Entertainment Weekly reports that the Tony nominee will voice Chuck, the yellow-feathered one, starring opposite Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Kate McKinnon and more. The film is slated for a July 1, 2016, release. No word yet on if we’ll actually still be playing the game on our iPhones/iPads/Apple Watches at that point. Benjamin Walker Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Billy Burke and Gina Gershon Hit the Road Twilight and Revolution’s Billy Burke and screen star and Broadway alum Gina Gershon will lead the cast of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. The supernatural musical is written by literary creep-master Stephen King and features a score by John Mellencamp. The tour will launch in Orono, Maine on November 8, and as previously announced, will play New York’s Beacon Theatre on November 24.center_img Star Files Do You Want to Chat with Anna? Speaking of the Frozen fam, what’s Princess Anna been up to lately, besides picking up checks from ABC? Well, you can find out for yourself thanks to The Headstrong Project. The organization, which provides cost-free mental healthcare to war veterans, is auctioning off either a voicemail or short phone conversation with Anna, courtesy of Kristen Bell. Now’s your chance to do an over-the-phone duet of “Love is an Open Door” (or “Romeo and Juliet”) with the Princess of Arendelle herself! View Commentslast_img read more

Solozano’s defiant 92 helps Windies-A frustrate India-A on final day

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC) – Opener Jeremy Solozano struck his second half-century of the match but fell just short of a hundred as West Indies-A produced a resilient display to frustrate India-A and force a draw in the final four-day ‘Test’ here Friday.Resuming the final day at the Brian Lara Stadium on 37 without loss in pursuit of 373 for victory, the hosts batted the entire day to reach 314 for six, with the left-handed Solozano hitting a composed 92.Brandon King struck an entertaining 77 while Sunil Ambris chipped in with 69 as West Indies-A batted in partnerships throughout to deny India a clean sweep of the three-match series.Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem claimed five for 103 but off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham, who took six in the first innings, proved ineffective this time around leaving the visitors’ attack devoid of real danger.Solozano and Montcin Hodge (25) extended their opening stand to 68 before Nadeem struck, getting the right-handed Hodge to steer a gentle catch to captain Hanuma Vihari at first slip.Any hopes India-A harboured of quickly making inroads were then dashed as Solozano combined with King in a 99-run, second-wicket stand which took the hosts safely to lunch at 128 for one.On 58 then, Solozano struck eight fours in an innings which lasted 249 balls while King looked in superb touch in belting 10 fours and three sixes in an 82-ball cameo.King was beginning to dominate India-A’s attack when he played back to one from Nadeem that scuttled along the ground and hit leg stump.Even then, no collapse ensued, as Ambris arrived to add 60 for the third wicket with the resolute Solozano, as West Indies-A continued to flourish.Solozano looked set for three figures when he tried to cut one from part-time spinner Hanuma Vihari and was brilliantly caught one-handed at slip by Mayank Agarwal, diving to his left.Unbeaten on 34 at tea with West Indies on 242 for three, Ambris thrived in the final session to post his 13th first class half-century and pass 3 000 career runs.He lost Jermaine Blackwood, lbw to Nadeem for eight missing a forward defensive stroke and captain Jahmar Hamilton for eight, bowled between bat and pad, also by Nadeem.And he too seemed set for a hundred until he chopped on to Nadeem after facing 145 balls and striking five fours and a six, with the game already headed for a stalemate.SCOREBOARDINDIA-A 1st innings 201WEST INDIES-A 1st innings 194INDIA-A 2nd innings 365-4 decl.WEST INDIES-A 2nd innings (target: 373 runs) (overnight 37 without loss) Hodge c Vihari b Nadeem 25 Solozano c Agarwal b Vihari 92 King b Nadeem 77 Ambris b Nadeem 69 Blackwood lbw b Nadeem 8 Hamilton b Nadeem 11 Cariah not out 10 Reifer not out 10Extras: (b-5, lb-6, nb-1) 12Total: (6 wkts, 109 overs) 314Fall of wickets: 1-68, 2-167, 3-227, 4-252, 5-283, 6-296.Bowling: Umesh 14-3-43-0, Avesh Khan 11-1-41-0, Gowtham 30-4-86-0, Nadeem 41-9-103-5, Dube 2-1-8-0, Vihari 11-3-23-1.Series: India A win three-match series 2-0.last_img read more

Liverpool Reclaim Top Spot after Late Win over Spurs

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Toby Alderweireld’s late own goal gave Liverpool a priceless victory and put them back on top of the Premier League.Visitors Tottenham looked on course to earn a point – and even wasted chances to go in front – after Lucas Moura deservedly equalised Roberto Firmino’s first-half header for the home side.Liverpool were on the brink of losing ground to Manchester City – 2-0 winners at Fulham on Saturday – until the title race took another dramatic twist in the closing moments in front of the Kop. Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris failed to hold Mohamed Salah’s routine far-post header and the ball ricocheted into the net off Alderweireld.It was sheer elation for Liverpool, who are now two points clear of City having played a game more, but misery for Spurs, who are in a real fight for a top-four place and were left to regret Moussa Sissoko’s glaring miss when through on goal minutes earlier.Liverpool are simply refusing to be denied in their Premier League title battle with Manchester City – no matter how late they have to leave it to get the three points.They were fortunate victors here but once again they dug deep, rode their luck, and were the beneficiaries of another dramatic conclusion at Anfield. And not for the first time this season, a visiting goalkeeper was culpable.Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Crystal Palace’s Julian Speroni have both had nightmare moments in front of the Kop that have resulted in tight home wins; now Lloris can add his name to the list of those who might be privately cursed by Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions.There was little degree of difficulty about the save the France World Cup winner needed to make from Salah’s header, which was on target but hardly laced with menace, in the final minute of normal time.He fumbled the routine save and it was the unfortunate Alderweireld who got the final touch. Liverpool had the win, just as it looked as if they would have to settle for a point and hand the title advantage to City.last_img read more

Are Film Festivals Worth the Money?

first_imgLet’s answer a common question among filmmakers: Are film festivals worth your time, energy, and money?Top image from FilmBudgetAh… film festivals. Many times these events cause filmmakers to enter a complete state of nervousness and stress. You’re spending your limited, hard-earned money just to watch it potentially swirl right down the drain. Hope that gets you pumped up.As one long time filmmaker friend of mine bluntly said to me, “film festivals are a complete racket.” And this is from a guy who has had several successful festival runs with his films. But honestly, he isn’t alone in thinking this. I can see how and why many filmmakers believe this, even if it is just the frustration talking.After having this discussion with him and watching the money drain from my own account after submitting my current film to nearly 20 festivals, I began to question myself. So let’s explore this question: are film festivals worth the money?You Better Make it a Good OneGetting your film into a festival is crucial if you really want to take that next step — but the first step is making a great film. This should be a no brainer, yet I’ve known some filmmakers (myself included) who submitted an unpolished film early in their career. What you have to understand first and foremost is that you are competing with hundreds of other filmmakers for just a few coveted spots. So make sure your film is really ready to go before you submit it. If it is, it’ll get noticed.Make No Mistake… This is Going to Cost YaNot only do you need to take the initial submission fee, but you need to make sure you have some funds stashed away for when the film is selected. Once again, this is a discussion I’ve had many times after talking with young filmmakers. They all plan for the submission fee, but often completely miss the other fees. Well, what are these “Hidden Costs?”Additional festival fees only come if and when the film is selected. For instance, some festivals require a specific type of media format for screening. These could be DCP, HDCAM, Blu-ray, or even Film Stock. Needless to say, a lot of these formats can run you several hundred dollars per copy. One thing I will note… while submitting my latest film, I was surprised to see more festivals list MOV and Blu-ray as screening options.Who Really Goes to These Things AnywayYou. You should go to these things. If your film gets selected and screens at a festival, you should attend. The only reason you shouldn’t attend is if you just can’t afford it or if you’re currently working on a film that requires all of your resources..This again goes back to the “Hidden Costs.” You need to make sure you budget not only your time, but your money as well. I’ve made so many contacts at film festivals. This is where festivals really pay off early. But in order for this to happen, you need to network… more on this in a second.Hone in on Specific FestivalsNow, don’t just submit your film to a long list of random festivals. That would absolutely be a waste of money. Our very own Noam Kroll had great advice for how to do this in an article he wrote last year. Take note of the info in Kroll’s article… this is a plan of action that many successful filmmakers follow.You want to 30% of your submissions to go to the top tier major festivals, that being Toronto, Sundance, Hot Docs, etc. Then you want the majority of your submissions, around 50%, to go to the mid-range festivals like Flickers, Slamdance, SXSW, etc. Now the last 20% of your submissions need to go to the niche festivals that relate to your film’s theme or subject matter.Here is a nice submission guide from TIFF on how to submit your film.Marketing Yourself and Your Work is KeyGoing back to networking, film festivals are one of the very best places to network and expand your reach. As Amber Sherman wrote in her piece at Filmagon, filmmakers need to be able to market not only their film, but themselves. Make each meeting memorable and don’t be afraid to talk to anyone.Remember, these people put on their pants one leg at a time just like you, so don’t be too intimidated to talk to them. What you’ll usually find out is that many filmmakers, even high-profile filmmakers, love to talk film. Take advantage of that. Spread your name and utilize the festival for your own marketing campaign.Again, TIFF has posted a great video this time on how to effectively market your film.So… Are They Worth It or Not?If you are serious about your craft and you want to go to the next level, you’re going to need funding to do so… and this is where film festivals come in. I was told many years ago that film festivals are just another risky investment that filmmakers have to make. We want the world to see our work, and we can do that easily through Vimeo and YouTube. But we really want the right people to see our work… and for that you need film festivals.I tend to look at film festivals like minor league baseball. Indie filmmakers are the minor leaguers and studio executives are the scouts. You see, each and every film studio has some sort of representative at each major and mid-level film festival. They’re scouring the scene for that next great film and talent. It’s up to us to make productions that get the attention we need.What are your thoughts on film festivals? Have you had good or bad experiences? Do you feel they’re worth it? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Murray, Del Potro set up French Open blockbuster

first_imgLATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Scot beat Del Potro in a marathon Olympic final in 2016 before the Argentine, now 30 in the world, gained his revenge with a come-from-behind win in five sets in the Davis Cup semi-final.“It will be very tough. Juan Martin is playing a lot better than his ranking,” said Murray as he looked ahead to Saturday’s clash.Del Potro, no stranger to injury after a career-long battle with wrist problems, made the third round after Almagro quit in tears during the third set with a left knee injury.In a moving conclusion on Court Two, Del Potro sat next to a sobbing Almagro, offering him water while trying to to console the heartbroken 31-year-old.Del Potro had also gone to the Spaniard’s aid when he had collapsed at the back of the court, weeping, just moments earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Nick Kyrgios’s Australian Open ended in a 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 loss to big-serving Kevin Anderson of South Africa.Anderson, ranked at 56 in the world, made the most of the 18th-seeded Australian’s 42 unforced errors to progress.Unseeded 21-year-old Karen Khachanov of Russia continued his impressive debut, beating Czech 13th seed Tomas Berdych, a semi-finalist seven years ago, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4.In the women’s event, Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova and third-seeded Simona Halep of Romania, both firm women’s title favourites after the first round exit of world number one Angelique Kerber, went through.Pliskova, 25, reached the third round for the first time at the seventh attempt but had to fight to see off Russian world 86 Ekaterina Alexandrova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.Halep, the 2014 runner-up, cruised to a 6-4, 6-3 win over Germany’s Tatjana Maria.However, crowd favourite Eugenie Bouchard’s struggles continued with a 6-3, 6-0 loss to Latvian 17th seed Anastasija Sevastova.Fifth seed Elina Svitolina, a quarter-finalist in 2015 and recent Rome champion, fought back to beat Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova, a quarter-finalist last year, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, seeded nine, saw off Belgian qualifier Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-3. Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1 Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Britain’s Andy Murray (L) shakes hands with Slovakia’s Martin Klizan after winning their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 1, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Lionel BONAVENTUREWorld number one Andy Murray set up a French Open blockbuster against Juan Martin del Potro on Thursday, the latest chapter in what has developed into an epic rivalry.Murray, the 2016 runner-up, reached the third round with a bruising 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) win over Martin Klizan of Slovakia.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVcenter_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast ‘Heart first’“I tried to find good words for him at that moment. I say to him, try to be calm. Try to think about his family, his baby,” said Del Potro.“Sometimes the heart is first more than the tennis match.”Del Potro, 28, had taken the first set 6-3 before Almagro claimed the next by the same score.They were locked at 1-1 in the third when Almagro quit.Del Potro also suffered an injury scare himself when he pulled up, holding his left groin in the second set.Third seed Stan Wawrinka, the 2015 champion, reached the last 32 for the 10th time with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 7-5 win over Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.Wawrinka will face Italy’s Fabio Fognini for a place in the fourth round.Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori routed France’s Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-0, 7-6 (7/5) and set up a rare all-Asian clash with South Korean Hyeon Chung.Chung, the 21-year-old world number 67, followed up his first round win over US 27th seed Sam Querrey with a 6-1, 7-5, 6-1 victory against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Del Potro, playing in Paris for the first time in five years, went through after Nicolas Almagro retired in tears with a knee injury.The giant Argentine was immediately hailed for his sportsmanship when he embraced and consoled the sobbing, stricken Spaniard courtside.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOut on Suzanne Lenglen court, world number 50 Klizan smashed 57 winners but 67 unforced errors as his all-or-nothing game proved in vain against top seed Murray.“I expected a tough match. Martin goes for his shots, he can hit winners with that forehand from anywhere on the court,” said Murray. View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Thailand ready to step in for Philippines as 2019 SEA Games host

first_imgOlympic Committee of Thailand (OCT) secretary-general Charouck Arirachakaran said Monday that the Kingdom has the capacity and infrastructure to host the Southeast Asian Games in 2019, if the Philippines pulls out and other countries in the region fail to step in.The Kingdom would be ready to take over the organization of the Games if the Philippines officially withdraws from hosting the 30th Games, he said.ADVERTISEMENT EAC escapes Arellano to claim solo third in NCAA Vietnam and Cambodia, who are the hosts of the 2021 and 2023 editions, need to make a decision to take charge of the 30th edition. If the two nations refuse, Thailand as the next country in alphabetical order will take the place of the Philippines.Charouck said the OCT would step forward only if the Thai government gives the nod.Meanwhile, a few members of the Thai delegation will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha at the government house this morning before embarking on their trip to Malaysia. Around 404 athletes will take part in the SEA Games, which starts on August 19.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES “Thailand have the potential to host the Games within a span of two years. Besides, the Games doesn’t require an athletes village,” Charouck said during the OCT executive board meeting Monday.“We have provinces such as Chiang Mai and Chon Buri, which have enough competition venues and can accommodate a large number of athletes,” said the OCT official.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLast moth the Philippines said it is dropping the hosting of the 30th SEA Games to be held in Davao City in 2019 to re-channel government resources in favor of the rehabilitation efforts for the beleaguered city of Marawi.However, Charouck said the Philippines must make its withdrawal official during the SEA Games Federation Council meeting on August 17-18 in Kuala Lumpur. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Reopen 257 dope offenders cases, says former athlete Sunita Godara

first_imgEven as the nation grapples with the latest doping scam involving some of India’s top medal hopefuls at London 2012, former athlete Sunita Godara has demanded the reopening of a doping probe that could embarrass legendary athletes like P.T. Usha and Jyotirmoyee Sikdar. Godara, a former long distance runner and Asian Marathon champion, wants the Delhi High Court to reopen the case and make public list of the 257 dope offenders, whose names were held back by the Sports Ministry and the Indian Olympic Association. Godara had filed a PIL in 2001 seeking a probe into the doping list, which reportedly included famous athletes and medal winners such as Usha, Sikdar and Bahadur Singh. The case may have been put into the backburner by the HC, but Godara’s latest effort is an attempt to expose the guilty, who had tested positive in tests conducted by the SAI by an unaccredited laboratory.last_img read more

MLS Review: Timbers win again

first_imgMLS MLS Review: Timbers win sixth straight, Techera scores hat-trick Dejan Kalinic 12:24 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) DiegoValeri - Cropped Getty Images MLS Portland Timbers Seattle Sounders v Real Salt Lake Vancouver Whitecaps v New England New York RB v Philadelphia Union Orlando City v Chicago Fire Minnesota United FC v Montreal Impact Colorado Rapids v Portland Timbers Los Angeles v DC United New England New York RB Colorado Rapids Los Angeles Montreal Impact Real Salt Lake Minnesota United FC Seattle Sounders Vancouver Whitecaps Philadelphia Union Orlando City Chicago Fire DC United A brace from Samuel Armenteros helped the surging Timbers past the Colorado Rapids The Portland Timbers continued their winning streak in MLS, while Cristian Techera scored a hat-trick for the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.The Timbers extended their run to six straight wins thanks to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rapids.Samuel Armenteros opened the scoring for Portland approaching the half-hour mark, finding the top corner after a brilliant turn. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash 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 But the Rapids found an immediate response, Julio Cascante turning a cross into his own net.An Armenteros header restored the Timbers’ lead before Diego Valeri made it 3-1 after a counter-attack.Yannick Boli netted a late penalty for Colorado, but Portland closed out their win to move into third in the Western Conference.In Vancouver, Techera struck a second-half hat-trick to help the Whitecaps draw 3-3 against the New England Revolution.An Ali Ghazal own goal and Cristian Penilla strike had New England in control early in the second half.But Techera dragged the hosts level with two goals in three minutes, finishing a Marcel de Jong cross before scrambling in a second.Teal Bunbury restored the Revolution’s lead in the 59th minute, only for Techera to put away a Yordy Reyna cross to make it 3-3.240 seconds of action-packed-rollercoaster-highlights— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) May 26, 2018A 10-man Los Angeles FC held on for a 1-1 draw at home to DC United to continue their solid start to the season.Real Salt Lake overcame the Seattle Sounders 1-0, the New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union drew 0-0 and Chicago Fire beat Orlando City 2-1.Minnesota United scored twice in the second half to record a 2-0 win at home to the Montreal Impact.last_img read more

Interview with Olunike Adeliyi

first_img Facebook Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement I had the opportunity to ask the talented and very busy actress Olunike Adeliyi, who will be appearing in the upcoming Darken movie, about some of her recent work and her many outside of acting achievements. In this digital exchange she shared a great deal of insight into who she is and her talents..1) You were in the feature film that release on March 2nd, Boost, could you tell me a little bit more about it? Boost follows an adolescent boy named Hakeem who is living in Montreal’s tough Parc-Ex neighbourhood. Along with his best friend A-Mac, the two work at Hakeem’s uncle’s car wash ’spotting’ luxury sports cars for a local crime syndicate. A-Mac eventually persuades Hakeem to boost a car on their own leading to a windfall of cash that has dire consequences down the road. Boost is packed with action, suspense, and also the ups and downs of an immigrant family trying to survive..2) In Boost you play the lead character Hakeem’s mother, Amina, how would you describe your character? Amina Nour is a hard worker and wants to become a part of the Canadian fabric. She’s raising two sons on her own and with very little income..last_img read more