Saturday 30 December 2017

Mourinho Challenges Klopp Over Van Dijk

Mourinho challenges Klopp to explain £75m signing of Van Dijk after Liverpool boss criticised United's £89m outlay for Pogba

Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk who became the most expensive defender ever
Jurgen Klopp criticised Manchester United for spending £89m on Paul Pogba
Jose Mourinho took opportunity to remind Klopp of this and hint at hypocrisy
He said: 'If I was you I would ask him about his comments about one year ago'

Jose Mourinho has accused Jurgen Klopp of hypocrisy over Liverpool’s £75million signing of Virgil van Dijk.

When Manchester United were pursuing a world record £89m deal for Paul Pogba last year, Klopp claimed he would rather walk away from football than pay so much for a player.

Arsenal Stars Are Sick Of SANCHEZ.

Wilshere confronted him, players want him gone and they don't celebrate his goals... 

Alexis Sanchez's face was a picture as several of his team-mates declined to join him in celebrating Arsenal's second goal on Thursday night. In truth, he shouldn't have been so surprised. If he didn't know about their feelings towards him before, he would have got the gist during a dressing-room inquest after Arsenal scraped a 1-1 draw at Southampton earlier this month. Sanchez wasn't at his best at St Mary's — a common theme so far this season. After the final whistle, a group of players made their feelings clear.

Alexis Sanchez's popularity at Arsenal has plummeted in recent months
Some members of the squad and backroom staff have had enough of the Chilean
A group of players made their feelings clear after the 1-1 draw at Southampton
Thierry Henry accused Sanchez of causing a rift in the Arsenal dressing room
Alexis Sanchez's face was a picture as several of his team-mates declined to join him in celebrating Arsenal's second goal on Thursday night. In truth, he shouldn't have been so surprised.

Wednesday 27 December 2017

Game Of Thrones Stars' Salaries Are Unveiled

A new report from Hollywood trade magazine Variety has revealed that Game Of Thrones' British stars Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Lena Headey are each earning an eye-watering $500,000 for each episode of HBO's ratings juggernaut.

Interestingly, the big unveiling - which also shows co-stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage picking up the same hefty wage - also reveals that there's no gender pay gap between the stars, standing in contrast to the BBC's recent scandal.

The five actors, who have been a part of the popular fantasy drama since it first aired in 2011, sit at the top of the pile of the show's big earners.

MailOnline has contacted a representative for TV network HBO for comment.

Game Of Thrones, whose seventh season finale is set to air on Sunday, currently shows Kit's Jon Snow joining forces with Emilia's Mother of Dragons Daenerys to take on Lena's sinister and ruthless Cersei as their battle for the throne comes to a head.

Apple Faces Lawsuits After Saying It Slows Down Aging iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change.

The tweak may have led iPhone owners to misguided attempts to resolve issues over the last year, the lawsuits contend.

All the lawsuits - filed in U.S. District Courts in California, New York and Illinois - seek class-action to represent potentially millions of iPhone owners nationwide.

A similar case was lodged in an Israeli court on Monday, the newspaper Haaretz reported.

Apple did not respond to an email seeking comment on the filings.

The company acknowledged last week for the first time in detail that operating system updates released since "last year" for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE and iPhone 7 included a feature "to smooth out" power supply from batteries that are cold, old or low on charge.

Friday 8 December 2017


Juan Mata has revealed how Zlatan Ibrahimovic made quite the first impression on Manchester United's staff when he first arrived at the club.

Ibrahimovic joined United on a free transfer in the summer of 2016, and the famously charismatic Swede introduced himself - tongue in cheek - as 'God'.

Mata revealed how the striker had the kit men 'shaking' with his typically bold demeanour and sense of humour after his move from Paris St Germain.

Mata told FourFourTwo: 'The day he arrived, we were away on pre-season, so he was on his own with the kit men at the training ground.

'They had never met him before and he's the sort of guy that garners instant respect because of the way he carries himself. Zlatan apparently looked the kit men up and down and said: "I hope you know God has arrived."

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Won in 65 seconds

Lukaku and Rashford turn United's fortunes around to seal top spot in group after they had trailed CSKA

For Manchester United, a return to the high plain of Champions League knockout football and, in the process, some sign of the indomitability they used to display on this ground. Their unbeaten run here extends to 40 games. 

Not since the Matt Busby days of the mid-1960s have they been able to say that. It wasn’t a tour de force. There was profligacy in the first half and punishment for it when they trailed against the run of play at half-time. 

Winning Group A also brings no guarantees, as any one of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus or Porto — all second-place finishers — could lie ahead in Monday’s draw. However the turnaround — two goals in 65 seconds just beyond the hour — was quite beautiful in its execution and it was the impact on preparations for Manchester City, four days away, which consumed every United mind.

Reference: DAILYMAIL

Friday 1 December 2017


A top Chinese general hanged himself after coming under investigation for corruption charges, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported Tuesday.

General Zhang Yang, the former head of the Chinese military's political work department, was found dead at his home on November 23, the news agency said.
Military investigators had launched an investigation into Zhang's ties to two former Central Military Commission vice chairmen -- Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou -- who fell prey to President Xi Jinping's massive anti-corruption campaign.

Xinhua said investigators found Zhang had seriously violated party discipline and broke the law by allegedly giving and accepting bribes as well as possessing a huge amount of money, the sources of which he could not account for.
He was allowed to stay at home during the early stages of the investigation, the report said.

Zhang was a member of the Central Military Commission, which runs the two-million strong People's Liberation Army.

More than 1.4 million people have been punished under Xi's anti-corruption campaign since 2012, according to state media, including around 300 senior officials.

Tuesday 31 October 2017

'Untouchable' Lukaku

'Untouchable' Lukaku among Manchester United stars to check in to Jose's temporary home at the Lowry ahead of Benfica clash

The United stars, including the under-fire Romelu Lukaku - whose five-game scoring drought Mourinho was forced to defend in the build-up to the Champions League clash - were pictured arriving at the club's favoured hotel on the eve of their meeting with the Portuguese outfit. The likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford also delighting fans waiting outside the city centre hotel by waving for their cameras

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Third Travel Ban

A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch’s powers when it comes to setting immigration policy.

The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii is sure to be appealed, but for now, it means that the administration cannot restrict the entry of travellers from six of the eight countries that officials said were unable or unwilling to provide information that the United States wanted to vet the countries’ citizens.

The latest ban was set to go fully into effect in the early hours of Wednesday, barring various types of travellers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela. Watson’s order stops it, at least temporarily, with respect to all the countries except North Korea and Venezuela.

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Google 'Uncovers Russian Ad Campaign Linked To US Election'

Google has found evidence that Russian agents spent tens of thousands of dollars on adverts in a bid to sway the 2016 US election, media reports say.
Sources quoted by the Washington Post say the adverts aimed to spread disinformation across Google's products including YouTube and Gmail.
They say the adverts do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-linked source that bought ads on Facebook.

Google said it was investigating attempts to "abuse" its systems.
US intelligence agencies concluded earlier this year that Russia had tried to sway the election in favour of Donald Trump.
The Russian government strongly denies the claims and President Trump has denied any collusion with the Kremlin.

Monday 11 September 2017

Hurricane Irma: 5.8million Are without Power

Sun rises over shattered Florida: 5.8million are left without power and at least five dead after Hurricane Irma ground her way across the state before being downgraded to a tropical storm

Irma weakened to a tropical storm today, as it continued to pummel northern Florida. The storm is expected to move into Georgia later today, where Atlanta has been put on a tropical storm warning for the first time ever. About 5.8 million people are without power in the state and it could take up to a week for it to be restored. 

Wednesday 6 September 2017


U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday the Trump administration had decided to rescind the so-called "Dreamers" program that shields from deportation some immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children.

The president decided to delay enforcement of his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the two sources said on Sunday. One source cautioned that the president could change his mind.

The decision to give Congress half a year to come up with a an alternative, first reported by Politico, represents a compromise of sorts after top Republicans and business leaders asked Trump to keep the program.

DACA, an Obama administration policy, protects nearly 800,000 young men and women often called "Dreamers" from deportation and allows them to work legally.

Dreamers are a fraction of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, most of them Hispanic. Trump as a candidate promised to deport all of them, but many Americans have rallied to support the young adults who have spent large parts of their lives in the United States.

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Caribbean Islands Brace For Fierce Hurricane Irma, Now A Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Irma, barrelling towards the Caribbean, has been upgraded to a powerful Category 4, as islands in its path brace themselves for the dangerous storm's arrival.

Hurricane advisories have been issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in preparation for the intensifying storm that could pummel the area with life-threatening wind, storm surges and torrential rain by Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Thursday 31 August 2017

Sacrificing Sleep? Here's What It Will Do To Your Health

(CNN)We are one groggy, cranky, sleep-deprived population.

Depending on our age, we are supposed to get between seven and 10 hours of sleep each night.
But according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third of us get fewer than seven hours of sleep per night. In addition, 50 million to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia and restless leg syndrome, which can ruin a good night's shuteye.
And we're not alone. In bedrooms around the globe, men, women and children are tossing and turning. According to World Sleep Day statistics, sleep deprivation is threatening the health of up to 45% of the world's population.

Risking life and money
Science has linked poor slumber with high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, weight gain, a lack of libido, mood swings, paranoia, depression and a higher risk of diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, dementia and some cancers.

72-yr-old grandma Laments After Her 27-yr-old Nigerian Husband Is Denied U.K Visa

British grandmother, 72, is heartbroken after Nigerian toyboy, 27, who she married three months after he added her on Facebook is refused a UK visa after she spent £20,000 on wedding and flights
Angela Nwachukwu, 72, married husband CJ, 27 just three months after they met
He added her on Facebook and they struck up a conversation, and fell in love
He popped the question and they met face-to-face on their wedding day
But to their heartbreak, his visa applications for the UK have been turned down
A grandmother-of-six has vowed to continue fighting for a visa for her new husband, who is 45 years her junior, lives 4,000 miles away, and who she met face-to-face on their wedding day.

Angela Nwachukwu, 72, married her husband CJ Nwachukwu in April 2015, just three months after he had added her on Facebook and struck up a conversation.

Thursday 24 August 2017

2017-18 Champions League Grouping

Tottenham to face Real Madrid, Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia in group stage
Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all have relatively easy tasks to reach the last 16 in comparison
The 2017-18 Champions League group stage kicks off on September 12
This year's final will take place at Kiev's Olympic Stadium on May 26
Real Madrid are looking to win the Champions League for the third year in a row

Tottenham have been handed the toughest draw of the five Premier League sides in the Champions League with holders Real Madrid and former winners Borussia Dortmund alongside them in Group H.

Both Manchester clubs and Liverpool will be licking their lips at favourable draws while Chelsea will also be expecting to progress with relative ease despite having to play Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid.

Nigeria Ranks 3rd Globally in Cybercrime, Behind UK & U.S. – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the country currently ranks third globally in cybercrime, behind the UK and the U.S.

NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Professor Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos.

The theme of the conference was: “African Business: Penetrating through Institution Building”.

Friday 18 August 2017

Americans Over 60 Are Drinking More, Study Says

(CNN)Whether it's a glass of wine with dinner, a beer watching the game or a cocktail while playing cards, Americans over 60 are drinking more than they were 20 years ago, a study says.

The study, published recently in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, found that regular consumption among older populations is on the rise.
"Given the larger number of Americans we are going to have (as the population ages), that's going to increase the need for more public health programming," said study author Rosalind Breslow, an epidemiologist at the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Researchers analyzed over 145,000 responses to the National Health Interview Survey from 1997 to 2014. They observed a steady increase in the number of older adults who consumed alcohol. Men reported higher numbers of regular and binge-drinking tendencies than women, but the largest percentage increases were seen in the female population.

Tuesday 15 August 2017

312 Dead As Mudslides, Flooding Sweep Through Sierra Leone Capital

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown, leaving morgues overflowing and residents desperately searching for loved ones.

An AFP journalist at the scene saw bodies being carried away and houses submerged in two areas of the city, where roads turned into churning rivers of mud and corpses were washed up on the streets.

Red Cross spokesman Patrick Massaquoi told AFP the death toll was 312 but could rise further as his team continued to survey disaster areas in Freetown and tally the number of dead.

Monday 7 August 2017

So He Is Human After All! Gatlin Beats Bolt In 100metres

Usain Bolt was denied perfect end to his career as Justin Gatlin clinched gold at the World Championships
Gatlin clocked 9.92 seconds to beat Christian Coleman as Bolt finished third in his final individual race
Jamaican retires after next week's 4x100m relay but despite a season best of 9.95 he was comfortably beaten
Gatlin - banned twice for doping - was booed before race and celebrated wildly, putting his finger to his lips

A terrible silence met the end of the men's 100m final at the World Championships in the London Stadium on Saturday night. What was supposed to be a night of celebration turned into a night of shame. What was supposed to be a river of gold turned into a track of bitter tears.

Who Is Serial Killer Joanna Dennehy?

Psychopathic serial killer Joanna Dennehy is serving a whole life sentence for murdering three men before randomly selecting and attempting to kill two others. But who is she and how did the Home Counties schoolgirl become a cold-blooded killer?

Who is Joanna Dennehy?
Dennehy murdered Lukasz Slaboszewski, Kevin Lee and John Chapman in and around Peterborough over a 10-day period in March 2013.

Police launched a nationwide hunt to find her after the bodies were discovered in remote ditches in Cambridgeshire, but she went on to drive 140 miles to Hereford where she repeatedly stabbed two dog walkers entirely at random. Miraculously they survived.

Born in 1982 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, she was raised in a four-bedroom house in the affluent commuter town of Harpenden, Hertfordshire. A regular fixture on the school hockey and netball teams, the mother-of-two doesn't fit the bill of an archetypal serial killer.

William & Harry Reveal The Last Conversation They Had With Diana Before She Died

Prince William and Prince Harry are becoming more and more candid about their late mother, Princess Diana, as the 20th anniversary of her death approaches. In the new British documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, which airs on Monday, the royals open up about the very last conversation they had with her before she died. 

"The very last memory I have is a phone call from Balmoral [Castle in Scotland]," William said. "At the time, Harry and I were running around, minding our own business, playing with our cousins and having a very good time. Harry and I were in a desperate rush to say 'Goodbye, see you later, can I go off?' If I'd known what was going to happen I wouldn't have been quite so blasé about it. That phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily."

Friday 4 August 2017

The Transfer Move That Eclipse The World

Neymar has joined Paris Saint-Germain in a world record £198million move
The move would almost double Paul Pogba's existing world transfer record
It looks like Neymar is no more, at Barcelona at least.
The Brazilian has completed his move to French giants Paris  Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee of £198million. He's also said to be earning more than £500,000-per-week.

The deal blows the previous record, Paul Pogba's £89million switch to Manchester United, out of the water by more than £100million.
Given the size of the deal it's easy to forget how far the record has come since transfer fees became the norm; just 20 years ago the biggest fee ever paid was still below £20million.

See below those 10 World record transfers so far:

Neymar Posted Emotional Instagram Tribute To Barcelona

Neymar has joined PSG from Barcelona in a world-record £198million deal
Immediately after deal was announced, Brazilian posted emotional video tribute
In it, he thanks Barcelona and admits he went against his father to join PSG
Neymar praises Lionel Messi, who he says is 'best athlete he has seen in his life'
Says he 'made decision with maturity I accumulated throughout those 25 years'

PSG's new £198million man Neymar has penned an emotional goodbye to Barcelona after leaving the Nou Camp for Paris.

The record-breaking move was announced on Thursday night, and just minutes later Neymar had shared a lengthy video to his 79 million Instagram followers.

Speaking to the camera as he read a message written on his phone, Neymar thanked Barcelona for the last few years and revealed his father, Neymar Sr, did not want him to leave.

Friday 28 July 2017

Whatsapp Hits 1B Daily Users While Its Snapchat Clone Rockets To 250M

Facebook is winning the race to bring Snapchat's Stories format to the rest of the world before its originator. WhatsApp Status, its version of Snapchat Stories, now has 250 million daily active users. That's despite it being relegated to a secondary dedicated tab in the app, opposed to being front and center on the home screen like Instagram Stories which also now has over 250 million users.

Snapchat by comparison only has 166 million daily users of its entire app. That include Snapchat's private messaging feature that benefits from "Streaks" which uses gamification and emoji badges to incentivize friends to send at least one Snap back and forth each day.

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Diezani Alison-Madueke Lavished $100m On Furniture, Artworks — US

The United States of America has given the details of how a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly laundered about $144m, using part of the funds to purchase a yacht, landed properties, furniture and artworks.

According to the US, while she held sway as the Nigerian petroleum minister, Diezani, who was otherwise known as “the Madam” or “Madam D,” led “a lavish and privileged lifestyle,” spending “more than one million dollars on furniture, artwork, and other furnishings purchased within the Southern District of Texas, and shipped, in part, to London and Abuja, Nigeria.”

These were contained in a 91-page “verified complaint” filed by the US Government before the US District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, where it is seeking an order to forfeit funds and assets worth $144m linked to Diezani.

Suspected Kidnappers Of Yahaya Bello's Mother Paraded

The police said on Tuesday that five suspects have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Governor Yahaya Bello’s mother. The governor’s mother, Hajia Hawawu Bello, was abducted by some gunmen in Uvete, Adavi local government area of Kogi on May 29, 2014.

Governor Bello was the Managing Director of Fair Plus Transport Services at the time of the incident.

The suspects are – Iliyasu Suleiman (44), Danjuma Ibrahim (26), Iliyasu Obadaki (35), Alhaji Nasiru (43) and Hafiz Yakubu.

The Force Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja.

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Trump Suggests Republicans Should ‘Protect Their President’

President Trump followed up Saturday’s Twitter tirade with a pair of tweets on Sunday saying that it is “very sad” Republicans are doing “very little to protect” him — and admitted that the investigation into his campaign’s possible contacts with Russia, while “phony,” is “taking hold.”

Earlier Sunday, Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s new communications director, said that despite the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies — including his own directors of national intelligence, national security and the FBI — the president is still not sure Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

“There’s a lot of disinformation out there,” Scaramucci told CNN’s Jake Tapper when asked whether Trump was prepared to sign a bipartisan bill slapping new sanctions on Russia to punish Moscow over its meddling in the election.

Tyson: Mcgregor Is Going To Get Killed Fighting Mayweather

"Conor McGregor is going to get killed boxing." That is the view of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson ahead of next month's blockbuster showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

UFC champion McGregor will step out of the octagon and into the ring to fight unbeaten boxer Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26.

Many have weighed in on who will win the hyped fight and now Tyson has voiced his opinion as Mayweather puts his perfect 49-0 record on the line against the unproven Irishman.

"McGregor is going to get killed boxing," Tyson told Barstool Sports on Monday. "Boxing? I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that's what it's all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy?"

Monday 10 July 2017

'Congratulations, He's The Best Striker I've Ever Seen At United': Neville

Jose Mourinho, among many others, was quick to pay tribute to Wayne Rooney following his emotional move to Everton from Manchester United, describing him as a 'model professional'.

Rooney has returned to Goodison Park on a two-year contract, 13 years after leaving for the Old Trafford outfit in a £26.5million deal.

After the move was confirmed on Sunday afternoon, Mourinho told United's official website: 'It is no secret that I have long been an admirer of Wayne; he has been a model professional throughout his time at the club and will remain in the history books for many years to come.

Wolves Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme Has Been Diagnosed With Acute Leukaemia.

The 31-year-old Nigerian international goalkeeper returned some abnormal blood tests during his pre-season testing, and will now start an immediate course of chemotherapy.

"It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl's diagnosis," managing director Laurie Dalrymple said in a club statement.

"At the same time, we all know what a fighter and a competitor Carl is, and I have no doubt that he will take all of those attributes into this battle.

"There are going to be some very tough times ahead, but he will receive the best possible care, aided and supported by our own club doctor and medical team, as he embarks on the lengthy process of treatment."

Ikeme joined Wolves in 2003 and has made over 200 appearances for the Sky Bet Championship club.

Monday 3 July 2017

John Terry Signs For Aston Villa

-Aston Villa confirmed the signing of former Chelsea captain John Terry after owner Dr Tony Xia's revelation
-Xia broke the news before his club and took the moment as a chance to take a dig at rivals Birmingham City
-Championship club teased the announcement to fans with a fake WhatsApp group thread featuring Terry
-In the spoof messages Terry asks 'Who's No 26?', met by some embarrassment by incumbent Jonathan Kodjia
-Terry was released by Chelsea after his role was reduced under Antonio Conte in Premier League title season
-Paul Clement says Terry chose a Championship move despite Premier League offers to avoid facing Chelsea

John Terry has signed for Aston Villa to continue his playing career beyond the age of 37 in the Championship. Villa owner and chairman Dr Tony Xia confirmed the Chelsea legend's arrival on Monday morning - before they later revealed pictures of Terry posing with the shirt. Bizarrely, they also released a fake WhatsApp group message involving Terry, Xia, manager Steve Bruce and his players welcoming him to the West Midlands.