The Premier League has its fair share of critics but few could complain about a season in which the title race will not be decided until the final whistle tomorrow on the very last day. It's not just the top two either with fourth place still being contested as well as the remaining relegation spot. While Manchester City are favourites to take the honours for the fourth time in five seasons, Liverpool's midweek win at Southampton means City cannot afford to slip up at home to Aston Villa as the Reds would be expected to pick up three points at home to Wolves. Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp gave a fair assessment of his team's title hopes with a cautious "not likely but possible." The relegation issue was made much clearer on Thursday night following Everton's remarkable come from behind 3-2 home victory over Crystal Palace which meant the Toffees are safe. Goodison Park erupted with a mixture of relief and joy as Frank Lampard's team escaped the dire consequences that would … [Read more...] about Intriguing Premier League season comes down to final whistle
Last week, the Washington Nationals posted a tweet that read: "Crypto 101. You have questions. We've got answers." An accompanying video included frequently asked questions about cryptocurrency, asked and answered over a baseball highlight reel. One big problem, though, was that cryptocurrency was in free fall, spurred by the collapse of Terra, the sponsor of the social media posts and the Nationals' most visible brand partner in 2022. Fans quickly expressed anger with their favorite team pushing a plummeting cryptocurrency to its Twitter following of more than 780,000. The tweet was scheduled in advance, according to multiple people inside the organization, who also said that Terra's collapse is stirring tension about how to proceed with the partnership. The Nationals signed a five-year, $38.15 million deal this winter to promote Terra and received all the money up front. The internal debate, according to multiple people with knowledge of the discussions, is centered on … [Read more...] about Sports teams love crypto. What happens when their sponsor strikes out?
In its first two outings, the auteur-driven, genre-defying absurdist dramedy "Atlanta" - about an aimless, upwardly immobile Princeton dropout named Earn (played by series creator Donald Glover) who remakes himself as the manager of his cousin Alfred's (Brian Tyree Henry) fledgling rap career - was one of the most acclaimed shows on television. The crown jewel of its network, the already prestige-laden FX, it boasted Emmys, star power, buzz, influence and a rare, smirking wit that seldom got its due in the countless, and fully deserved, paeans to its trenchant social commentary and boundary-pushing experimentation. Perhaps the surest sign of its success is how many shows it's inspired; it's hard to imagine critic's darlings like "Dave," "Ramy" or "Reservation Dogs" existing without it. But Season 3, which premiered this spring after a four-year hiatus, has had a more mixed reception. Much of it follows the cousins on Al's (aka Paper Boi) latest European tour, where they're joined by … [Read more...] about Why ‘Atlanta’ Season 3 was such a letdown
Listen to this article Polestar will further expand its electric vehicle lineup with the launch of its third model and its first SUV. The Polestar 3 will share bits with the upcoming third-generation Volvo XC90 but will be powered by a unique powertrain. The Swedish automaker now announces the official debut of the zero-emissions crossover is scheduled for October this year and the customers will be able to order it on the day of the global premiere. The official announcement is hidden in a press release summarizing Polestar’s sales and financial results for the first four months of the year. The company believes it has the potential to grow significantly with the launch of the Polestar 3 as the SUV market is one of the highest growth and margin segments in the automotive industry today. Gallery: Polestar 3 Teaser Image 2 Photos “We believe our future growth will be further accelerated by our entry into the lucrative SUV … [Read more...] about Polestar 3 Officially Confirmed For October 2022 Debut
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan’s new foreign minister says the United States and his country must move beyond past tensions over Afghanistan and are entering a new engagement after years of strained relations under former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 33-year-old son of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, spoke in an interview with The Associated Press in New York, where he was attending meetings this week on the global food crisis at U.N. headquarters. He has also held talks with top diplomats, including a one-hour discussion with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Bhutto Zardari called the meeting with Blinken “very encouraging and very positive and productive.” “We believe that Pakistan must continue to engage with the United States at all levels,” he said. “This meeting was indeed an important first step.” Bhutto Zardari … [Read more...] about The AP Interview: New Pakistani FM seeks better ties with US
Rick Bowness will not return as head coach of the Dallas Stars after nearly three seasons in which he led them to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final and the playoffs again this year. While Bowness was not under contract past this season, the 67-year-old coach said in a statement released by the team Friday that he was stepping away to “allow the organization the opportunity to pursue a different direction at the head coaching position.” The move doesn't necessarily mean Bowness is done coaching. General manager Jim Nill said assistant coaches John Stevens, Derek Laxdal and Todd Nelson also would not return. Bowness has been on an NHL bench for a record 2,562 regular-season games as a head coach or an assistant over nearly four decades. He was 89-62-25 as head coach in Dallas, where he was a second-year assistant before being named interim head coach in December 2019 after Jim Montgomery was fired for off-ice issues. After the Stars made the Stanley Cup Final in that pandemic-altered … [Read more...] about Rick Bowness won’t return as coach of Dallas Stars
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A new congressional map drawn by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' staff that could diminish the state's Black representation in Washington was reinstated by an appeals court Friday, a week after a lower court judge said the map was unconstitutional. The 1st District Court of appeals ruled Judge Layne Smith erred when he ordered a replacement map be used for the 2022 election. The latest order means the governor's map is reinstated pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the map. While the appeals court didn't address the constitutionality of the map, it did cite “the need for certainty and continuity as election season approaches.” The ruling comes as the state gets closer to the June 13 to 17 qualifying period for federal office. The DeSantis map would likely boost the number of Florida seats held by Republicans, while also making it difficult for Democratic U.S. Rep. Al Lawson to maintain his seat in a north Florida … [Read more...] about Florida appeals court reinstates DeSantis congressional map
Sang Anakhot Thai deputy leader Suranand Vejjajiva talks in a party meeting on April 20, 2022. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu) The newly established Sang Anakhot Thai (Building Thailand's Future) Party is standing firm that it will not join any government led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, according to deputy party leader Suranand Vejjajiva. Mr Suranand, a former secetary-general to the prime minister during the Yingluck Shinawatra government, on Facebook said he almost decided to quit the party after a meeting was held to discuss its stance regarding Gen Prayut's premiership. At the meeting, he suggested that if the party were to win at least 25 House seats in the next general election -- the minimum requirement for a party to nominate a prime ministerial candidate -- there should be nothing stopping it from nominating former deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak as a PM candidate, Mr Suranand posted. The party's secretary-general, Sontirat Sontijirawong, said previously … [Read more...] about New party asserts anti-Prayut stance