Australian decide overturns tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa cancellation

Novak Djokovic from Serbia celebrates the win against Marin Cilic from Croatia in the second game of the Davis Cup semi-finals at the Madrid Arena on December 3, 2021.

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Tennis star Novak Djokovic has won his court battle in Australia after his visa was canceled due to his Covid-19 vaccination status prior to the Australian Open.

Australian federal judge Anthony Kelly read the verdict in a virtual emergency court hearing on Monday. “The court orders as follows: Paragraph 1, the delegate’s decision to cancel the applicant’s subclass 048 visa for temporary activities dated January 6, 2022, is repealed,” he said.

This means that Djokovic’s visa will remain valid. He is released from custody and receives back his passport and other items confiscated in custody.

The 34-year-old Serbian national and world number one was arrested at an immigration office last week after arriving in Melbourne before the Australian Open for allegedly violating the country’s strict entry regulations, which require visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Djokovic, a vocal vaccine skeptic, had his visa revoked and his passport confiscated after customs officials ruled that he did not have adequate medical justification for a vaccination exemption.

Judge Kelly scored points in Djokovic’s defense on Monday, demanding to know what more the athlete could have done to meet Australia’s entry requirements. The government admitted Monday that it did not give Djokovic and his team enough time to respond after informing him of the cancellation of his visa.

But the saga is not over yet – Australia’s immigration minister can still intervene personally and cancel his visa for new reasons. If Minister Alex Hawke decides to take these measures, Djokovic could face another legal battle and a possible ban on tennis in Australia for up to three years.

History sparked the vaccine requirements debate and put Australia’s tough Covid measures in the spotlight, which saw Australians endured some of the longest and strictest bans in the world. While the case enraged Djokovic fans in the country and around the world, many in Australia resisted the idea that a millionaire tennis player might be able to disregard their country’s laws if no one else could was.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison criticized Djokovic, saying “rules are rules”. But, ironically, Judge Kelly’s justification for his decision on Monday was referring to this very statement: “We all play by the same rules. The reason this Secretary of the Interior has agreed to the delegate’s decision in this process.” [to cancel the visa] should be set aside for the reasons given in the notation. In other words: these rules were not followed. “

Gordon Ramsay’s new ‘Apprentice model FFS cooking present’ to make star ‘hundreds of thousands’

The celebrity chef will soon have a new show – which was commissioned for a second series before the first even aired and a US broadcaster acquired the rights to broadcast the show across the pond

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Gordon Ramsay may have shared his fear recently that he expected to fail in life – but a new deal means he will make a nice small fortune while also airing his latest TV show in the UK and US.

The 55-year-old celebrity chef will make its TV comeback this year with a new cooking show called Future Food Stars – which goes by the cheeky and very Gordon-apt nickname FFS.

The show is meant to imitate The Apprentice and follows 12 food business owners battling for investment from the F-word star.

The show hasn’t even started broadcasting yet, but has already got the go-ahead for a second season on the BBC, while the rights to broadcast the show in the US have already been purchased from the Fox network in a reported “multimillion pound deal”.

Gordon Ramsay has landed a “multimillion pound” deal on his new TV show
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A show source has opened up about the exciting new project, tells The Sun on Sunday: “Gordon is very excited because this is the first time he’s had a show like this on TV in the UK and the US at the same time as Fox and the BBC – it’s a big deal for him.

“He’s excited to be shooting a home in Stateside in the New Year and investing in the show’s winning US entrepreneur to add to his American portfolio.

“The Beeb producers are all very excited – the challenges of the series are pretty epic and the personalities of all the participants are huge.

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“Mix that with American cinematography and it feels a lot bigger and fresher than most TV shows right now.”

Gordon’s good news comes just days after the star himself said it his fear of failure is what drives him to reach for the stars every day.

He said, “It’s always about being better than what we’ve already done and constantly pushing the envelope.

“I don’t sit there and think, ‘We made it’ or ‘We are financially secure. Why work so hard? ‘”

While Gordon has had huge hits on a few shows – including Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and Ramsay’s Best Restaurant – he’s not always hitting the right place.

Gordon Ramsay says he’ll be “the old man on TV” as “fear of failure” keeps him going

Last year, he hosted a new game show called Bank Balance, which released with a lot of fanfare last February.

However, the show flopped and was canceled after just one season due to low audience ratings.

Meanwhile, recent reports point to Gordon’s success could soon be dwarfed by the success and careers of his five children.

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It has been suggested that 23-year-old daughter Megan, 22-year-old twins Jack and Holly, 20-year-old strict star Tilly, and two-year-old son Oscar “could be worth millions in the next few years.” if they take advantage of certain branding opportunities, according to a PR manager.

Nick Ede, founder of the East of Eden PR agency, said: “[They] are certainly going in the same direction as the Beckhams and the Kardashians. You are in the perfect position to arm yourself for fame and fortune. “

The siblings could be “worth millions” if they take advantage of business opportunities, he added, and following in their parents’ footsteps, “they will be the ones to watch by 2022.”

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The 2022 Kountry Star Wraps You up in Cozy Cottage Fashion, Reveals Premium Facilities

NewmarFor the first time ever, the 2022 product line is packed with driver assistance technology for the safest, most comfortable travel. These include an industry-first Comfort Drive steering system to help you navigate narrow roads and OnGuard collision mitigation technology for adaptive cruise control and stability control.

There is something for everyone in this novelty palette, from the top luxury models that cost over $ 1 million to more affordable options that still have many perks. The country star is somewhere in the middle. Powered by a 360 PS With the new driver assistance technology from Cummins, this motorhome is ready for long, comfortable journeys. Like all Newmar models, it is available in a full lacquer master finish with three graphic options.

You will soon notice the frameless double-pane windows with tinted safety glass, which also include pull-out awning covers. With the awnings from Carefree Travel’r you not only have the perfect view, but you can also relax wherever you want to camp. whoever moves The Kountry Star will feel like a real ship captain thanks to the deluxe chair with six-way adjustable power. The cockpit also has side cameras, a navigation system as well as excellent connectivity and a sound system.

The interior of the Kountry Star can be individually adapted to underline the modern country house style even more. Premium furniture compliments the luxurious vinyl tile floor with an LED TV and high quality soundbar that keep guests entertained at all times.

You will not miss your home, because this country kitchen offers everything you need for a hearty meal, as well as the charming country house design. Plus, the bedroom is both cozy and glamorous, with a king or queen mattress, plenty of storage space, and even an optional two-piece stacked washer and dryer in one closet. Of course, an LED TV should not be missing either.

Setting up the camp is made easier with the help of the hydraulic leveling supports and there is plenty of space for luggage in the illuminated storage compartments with doors hinged on the sides for easy access.

Available in eight floor plans, the 2022 Kountry Star is a contemporary travel home that can be personalized to your liking, with prices starting at just under $ 320,000.

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  • Tenessee State University Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Tenessee State University Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Tenessee State University Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Tenessee State University Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Salvation Army Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Tenessee State University Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Tenessee State University Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Tenessee State University Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Downington West Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Downington East Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Downington West and East Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Salvation Army Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Salvation Army Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Salvation Army Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Salvation Army Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Tenessee State University Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Mira Mesa High School Marching Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Downington East Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Downington West and East Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Mira Mesa High School Marching Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Mira Mesa High School Marching Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Waukee Schools Combined Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Waukee Schools Combined Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets perform during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Arcadia High School Marching Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Arcadia High School Marching Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Arcadia High School Marching Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Arcadia High School Marching Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Arcadia High School Marching Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Mira Mesa High School Marching Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Mira Mesa High School Marching Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets perform during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets perform during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Arcadia High School Marching Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Remo preshow with the Santiago High School drumlins performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets perform during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Remo preshow with the Santiago High School drumlins performs during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets perform during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets perform during the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest in Jackie Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

The persistent precipitation that pounded Pasadena on Wednesday, Dec. 29, was reminiscent of a midwestern winter — a condition so many of this year’s Bandfest participants sought to leave behind when they boarded their planes to head west this week.

Nonetheless, hundreds of the country’s best musicians weren’t going to let a little soaking keep them from strutting. They headed for Robinson Stadium to kick off the annual celebration of the marching bands and drill teams that will perform in Saturday’s Rose Parade.

Bandfest, hosted by the Tournament of Roeses, is traditionally one of the more popular events in the leadup to Pasadena’s New Year’s Day Parade. But this year’s showcase had to weather concerns over the enduring coronavirus pandemic and a day of relentless showers.

In response, marching bands and support teams from such states as Tennessee, Iowa and Pennsylvania bundled up, dressed down and scaled back performances so they would still be able to strut their stuff at Pasadena City College.

In total, nine bands performed during eight performances Thursday, including:

  • Arcadia Apache Marching Band and Color Guard;
  • Downingtown Blue and Gold Marching Band (East and West editions) ;
  • Mira Mesa High School “Sapphire Sound” Marching Band and Color Guard;
  • Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets;
  • The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band;
  • Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands;
  • Waukee Warrior Regiment; and
  • Northwest Royal Brigade.

Street clothes, plastic ponchos and colorful umbrellas — in the crowd and on the field — replaced the vibrant gameday uniforms usually donned by the bands who traveled hundreds of miles in recent days to march alongside the flower-filled floats that are still being constructed as the final hours leading up to the Rose Parade draw near.

Despite the rain on Wednesday, about 1,000 people attended Wednesday’s event, according to organizers.

The forecast for Saturday’s parade, meanwhile, is for a cold, but dry and sunny morning. No matter the weather, Tournament of Roses officials said this week that the parade and Rose Bowl football game still have the green light — though they are watching the daily coronavirus statistics amid the current winter surge. Los Angeles County reported 16,510 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, one of the highest daily totals of the pandemic.

Style amid the soaking

Water forced some woodwind players and pageant props to the sidelines, joining folks like Northwest Royal Brigade Band Director Chris Strohmaier, who shivered in a soaked sweater.

No matter where they found themselves, though, almost all of the Bandfest participants smiled broadly during the performances — even those who were dancing while drenched, clad in little more than spandex.

That’s because, Strohmaier said, students from the small town of Waukee, Iowa have been waiting two years for the opportunity to perform in Pasadena.

“Last year was supposed to celebrate our last year as a one high-school district,” he said, but the coronavirus pandemic postponed the 2021 trip. Fortunately, the town of 20,000 people was able to send both of its high school bands to perform in this year’s procession down Colorado Boulevard.

The rain eventually lightened during the evening, as did the crowd, but those who stayed until the end were treated to the Aristocrat of Bands, a nickname that resonates throughout the South.

Tennessee State’s Sophisticated Ladies and famed Fantastic Four were united alongside nearly 300 of the school’s marching band members to give Southern California a taste of the Nashville’s trademark Music City funk — which will also be on display at Crypto.com arena this week when the talented Tennesseans perform on the hardwood during a Lakers NBA game.

Tenessee State University Band performs during the Tournament of Roses’ Bandfest in Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College in Pasadena on Wednesday December 29, 2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

Complete with booming drumlines and fierce, freestyle dance moves that had the audience screaming, Band Director Reginald McDonald described the performance as one-of-a-kind.

“One of the things about our band is we always try to carry ourselves in a unique way,” McDonald said, highlighting the instrumentalists and dancers who rocked the house just a few minutes prior. “I was a little apprehensive or anxious, if you will, with regards to the way the kids would perform in the weather. But they did a tremendous job, they soaked it all in, everybody got focused, and it was like the rain was a part of the show.”

McDonald encouraged locals to come see Tennessee State University perform during the Rose Parade because bands at historically Black colleges and universities are truly unique.

More to come

Thursday’s second day of Bandfest has been divided into two parts. The first round will begin at 10 a.m. and feature one of the teams who will represent the Big 10 and Pac 12 in this weekend’s Rose Bowl game. The next round begins promptly at 2 p.m. and will include the other university set to play in the “Granddaddy of ‘Em All.” (Which Rose Bowl-bound band will perform in which session? That still wasn’t announced on Wednesday.)

Experts predict Thursday will be another wet day in Pasadena so attendees are advised to bundle up before heading out.

“You’ve probably all heard the term: It never rains in Southern California,” laughed Robert Shen, president of Bandfest sponsor Reemo. “I think we need to add one word to that, which is: It almost never rains in Southern California.”

Shen, Rose Parade President Bob Miller, master of ceremony Grier Ross and other VIPs took to the field to thank all who attended the “rain-soaked day.”

“We thank the kids. We thank the directors,” Shen said. “And last but not least, all of you folks for braving the rain, sitting in the bleachers, cheering these kids on. This event wouldn’t be special without all of you here today.”

Eternals Star Shares Picture of Harry Kinds’ Deleted Scene

Eternal shocked Marvel fans everywhere by the introduction Harry Styles as Eros, the beloved cosmic figure better known to the audience as Starfox. Although the character appears in a mid-credits scene – but alongside Patton Oswalt’s Pip the Troll – he was originally supposed to appear in a different scene in the film. Now fans could check out the scene in question after Eternals star Lia McHugh posted a series of pictures on her Instagram account on Sunday night.

In the first picture, McHugh can be seen alongside Richard Madden and Styles. The trio can wear the robe-like clothing that the entire group wore in the opening scene of the film. Styles, on the other hand, was nowhere to be found in this sequence. You can see the picture for yourself below.

“It’s interesting. Starfox, Eros, I like this character a lot, but he’s very problematic with release for reasons that even the She-Hulk Stuff is investigating which I find interesting,” Eternals producer Nate Moors previously told ComicBook.com about Styles’ casting. “But when we decided to turn to Eros, the idea of ​​a man whose power lies in seduction and emotion control, that’s a pretty specific requirement for a piece of talent. And we talked about gender swapping, because really, Eros doesn’t have to be “a guy but he’s a guy but it could be anything.” It really is who is seductive just by being close to you. And that’s a pretty short list, and Admittedly, Chloé is a huge Harry Styles fan. And at first we were really like it? ‘ But I promise if you ever get the chance to meet Harry Stiles it will be true. “

“‘You just think I love this guy. I love this guy. I don’t know what it is. I love him.’ He’s funny. He’s charming. He’s nice to everyone. He’s kind of Eros, “Moore continued. “And it was an easy conversation. I think Harry Styles is at greater risk in being in this film than we are in casting Harry Styles. Because he has such a specific following and is a musician, and now he’s going to be an actor, but that’s not necessarily his core concern. And taking a flyer on this really random character he also knows is vaguely problematic, I think that was a bigger leap of faith for him. But I think the idea of ​​Eros in the MCU is so much fun. Definitely worth it. “

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Feminine soccer star arrested after Tonya Harding-style assault on teammate

the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo has been linked to a Tonya Harding-esque attack on her teammate, Kheira Hamraoui, the New York Post reported.

Aminata Diallo of PSG warms up before the women’s Champions League soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Sankt Polten at the Jean Bouin stadium in Paris, France, on September 27, 2018. (AP / Michel Euler)

After a team meeting on November 4 that both players attended, two masked men dragged Hamraoui out of her car and hit her in the legs with an iron bar, the report said.

Hamraoui was hospitalized for injuries to his legs and hands, but the extent of the injuries was not disclosed. The authorities also failed to disclose what led them to Diallo as a suspect, although the motivation was to give Diallo more playing time.

“Paris Saint-Germain is taking note of Aminata Diallo’s custody this morning by the Versailles SRPJ as part of the proceedings launched following an attack on club players last Thursday night,” the team told the New York Post in a statement.

“Since Thursday evening, November 4th, the club has taken all necessary measures to ensure the health, well-being and safety of its players,” the statement said. “Paris Saint-Germain is working with the Versailles SRPJ to clear the facts. The club is closely monitoring the progress of the process and will review the follow-up. “

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The attack has clues the attack on Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in 1994. Kerrigan was attacked by on January 6, 1994 after training in Detroit, Michigan Shane Stant, who hit Kerrigan’s right leg with a baton. Shant was reportedly hired on her behalf by the ex-boyfriend of Kerrigan’s competitor Harding.

Kerrigan’s leg was injured and she was forced to retire the following evening from the national championship in which Harding competed and took home the gold medal. However, Kerrigan recovered quickly and competed in the 1994 Winter Olympics, where she took home a silver medal and Harding finished eighth.

Three men involved in the attack were in jail. However, Harding pleaded guilty only to the “conspiracy to prevent law enforcement” and received three years probation and a fine of $ 160,000. Harding was later stripped of her national championship title and banned from US figure skating for life.

The rivalry and attack have been the subject of a number of books and films, including “I, Tonya”.

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Lego Reveals Its Big UCS Type AT-AT Star Wars Mannequin

The Lego Group has now unveiled one of the company’s biggest Star Wars sets, due out later this month. On Black Friday weekend, you can try to get your hands on a new AT-AT model.

This AT-AT is huge because it comes from the UCS model range. It comes with 6,785 pieces and retails for $ 799.99 in the US. It will be available on November 26th, 2021.

The AT-AT is a full scale minifigure that also includes an entire interior. The 9 minifigures are five Snowtroopers, two AT-AT drivers, General Veers and even Luke Skywalker.

The interior offered space for 40 minifigures and includes the cockpit and some moving parts. You can read over the full features of the toy below Lego.com.

  • Build and deploy the very first LEGO® Star Wars ™ Ultimate Collector Series version of an AT-AT (75313) from the Battle of Hoth in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Includes 9 LEGO® Star Wars ™ minifigures – General Veers, Luke Skywalker, Snowtrooper Commander, 4 Snowtroopers and 2 AT-AT Drivers – plus an information board to complete a stunning centerpiece.
  • This epic, buildable model features posable legs and head, opening hatches, cannons with realistic recoil, rotating cannons, a bomb drop hatch and a hook to attach to Luke Skywalker’s leash.
  • The AT-AT has panels that rise to reveal the interior. The main body offers space for up to 40 LEGO® minifigures, 4 speeder bikes (2 included) and the supplied heavy-duty e-web repeater blaster.
  • This 6,785-piece set is complex and rewarding to build, and makes the best birthday or Christmas present for yourself, any Star Wars ™ connoisseur, and advanced LEGO® builder.
  • With a height of over 62 cm, a length of 69 cm and a width of 24 cm, this brick-built LEGO® Star Wars ™ UCS model is an impressive exhibit in any room.
  • Are you a Star Wars ™ fan new to LEGO® sets? Do not worry. It comes with clear instructions so that you can take your time and tackle this complex build step by step.
  • LEGO® Star Wars ™ adult collectibles are designed for the discerning hobbyist who enjoys fun DIY projects to relax in a mindful and creative way.
  • LEGO® components meet strict industry standards to ensure compatibility and a simple, strong connection for robust builds.
  • LEGO® bricks and parts are tested in almost every possible way to ensure they meet strict global safety standards.

When you order from Lego Stores and the website, you will also receive Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber mini-build as a free bonus gift.

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NFL star Alvin Kamara switches brokers, leaving powerhouse Klutch Sports activities Group

Alvin Kamara # 41 of the New Orleans Saints runs the ball during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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The running back of the National Football League, Alvin Kamara, has changed agents again.

The New Orleans Saints star left powerhouse agency Klutch Sports Group – home of National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James – and worked with Atlanta-based Quality Control Sports Management. According to NFL Players Association guidelines, players who change agents must notify the union by letter and wait five business days before the transaction is official.

On your website, Quality control offers Kamara and other NFL players. Los Angeles Rams Wideout DeSean Jackson is part of the company’s stable after taking over Terra Firma Sports Management Last June. Kamara had relationships with quality control officials prior to joining the NFL in 2017.

Quality Control also represents major league baseball players and is a music industry powerhouse with a history of managing global artists including Cardi B and hip hop group Migos.

Kamara, 26, is under contract with the Saints until at least 2025 after she approves five years, $ 75 million complete in September last year. The deal has been negotiated, but Klutch is the second highest contract in the NFL among running backs, just behind Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, who has a $ 90 million deal.

Klutch landed Kamara in 2020 after the agency bought Revolution Sports to help launch their Football department. Kamara was represented by Klutch agent Damarius Bilbo, and the company is led by prominent NBA agent Rich Paul, who serves as the company’s CEO. Klutch operates under the entertainment company United Talent Agency after investing in 2019.

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara

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Paul is one of the most influential agents in the NBA, especially since he represents the game’s biggest star, James. He also represents top players like Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young, Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors and most recently Chicago Bulls security guard Zach LaVine, who had a breakout season Has.

Klutch was founded in 2012 and has now raised more than $ 1 billion in contracts under management. But the agency is also under fire from a former client who accuses negligence.

Last month the New York Knicks Center filed a lawsuit against Nerlens Noel against Paul and Klutch, claims he lost $ 58 million in profit after joining the agency in 2017. After failing to land a lucrative NBA contract, Noel left Klutch last year.

The agency is also in the headlines as it represents Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons, the subject of trade rumors after falling out of favor with the franchise. CNBC reached out to Paul on Friday for comment, but he didn’t respond until this article was published.

Kamara stormed for 3,340 yards and 43 touchdowns in 60 career games with the Saints. In its fifth season, Kamara is the biggest star in the franchise after Drew Brees’ retirement. The Saints start their 2021 season against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

The article has been updated to reflect Kamara’s previous relationship with quality control and to list his direct representative during his time at Klutch.

Celtic star Callum McGregor reacts to Rangers’ type of play in Ibrox win

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Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon and Bhoys captain Callum McGregor has given his view on Rangers’ tactics.

Ange Postecoglou’s men have shown promise lately and wanted a clear win against their fierce rivals to really prove they can fight for the title.

Celtic had the best chance of the first half when Odsonne Edouard somehow brought the ball out from close range – and they had to pay for that miss.

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Filip Helander’s superb second-half header gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead and they managed to hold out when Kyogo Furuhashi tested Robby McCrorie twice.

Celtic will be disappointed with losing so narrowly and will be desperate to strike back – both for the remainder of their league season and for the next game against the Rangers.

The Celtic skipper McGregor has now offered his opinion on the game and especially the tactics of the Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

McGregor told The Scottish Sun that he thinks the Rangers are a direct team and played a long ball against Celtic which made the game crap.

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McGregor, however, paid tribute to the Rangers for discovering and exploiting weaknesses in the Celtic team, believing that they simply did not allow the Bhoys to play their style of football.

“Rangers started the second half quite well. They like to go long. They fought for second balls and made it a junk, ”said McGregor. “We’re just not quite on the ball and we’re not adjusting it like we did in the first half. Thank you very much, you changed it and saw a problem there. “

“When they got there, we were a little blown away. But then we finished the game strong with a few chances. In those moments we have to be strong, stand up and try to turn the game around in our favor, ”he added.

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How Instagram star helped rescue dozens from Afghanistan | Your Cash

Dozens of desperate Afghans who wanted to flee the Taliban before the deadline for US withdrawal from Kabul expired on Tuesday came to safety with the help of an unexpected place: Instagram influencer Quentin Quarantino.

Quarantino is the alter ego of 25-year-old New York City-born Tommy Marcus, previously best known for his liberal memes and jokes about opponents of COVID-19 vaccinations. Along with his supporters, Quarantino raised $ 7 million through GoFundMe in a matter of days to launch rescue missions to Afghanistan to evacuate as many people as possible, many of whom said they were threatened by the Taliban.

On Wednesday, their Operation Flyaway mission helped transfer 51 people from Afghanistan to Uganda on a privately chartered plane funded by the GoFundMe campaign.

More than 121,000 people had donated to the campaign after Marcus appealed to his 832,000 supporters, making it one of the largest humanitarian fundraisers in GoFundMe history.

“It is more than humiliating that they have this confidence in me, that they are willing to put significant sums of money into the hands that I trust,” Marcus told The Associated Press.

Saraya International, a global development company, and the Rockefeller Foundation, both of which provided organizational support for the flight to Uganda, as well as another company involved in the evacuation, confirmed to the AP that the flight was different from that of Marcus. funded emergency collaboration was chartered ‘Go FundMe Campaign.

“I don’t know what word to use other than miracle because it restored faith in humanity,” said Marcus. “We have overcome the political divisions in this situation and have really come together from all walks of life to unite and save these people because … they do not deserve what their future holds if they stay in Afghanistan now.”

According to Marcus, women, children, humanists and others “who have long been fighting for the common good in Afghanistan” and their families were evacuated. The organizers had stated that they wanted to save 300 people who, along with their families, were “in imminent danger of being executed by the Taliban”.

The team had met skepticism from experts who questioned whether they could undertake such a mission at a time when governments, corporations and charities were taking their citizens and employees out of Afghanistan in all sorts of aircraft.

Marcus’ group said more than 350 people were rescued, with nearly 300 leaving Kabul on other charter flights reimbursed by Operation Flyaway for safe passage out of the country. A State Department spokesperson wrote in a statement emailed that the department values ​​”community-led efforts in support of the Afghan resettlement and relocation process that reflects the generosity of the American people and the international community.”

“However, we are unable to verify the authenticity or effectiveness of these efforts,” the statement said.

Officials from several non-profit groups describe a chaotic and dangerous scene at Kabul airport as they rushed to fill private charter flights with people who, in limited time, have the necessary papers to keep their planes on the tarmac.

“I am so proud of our exceptional team and what we have achieved in such a short amount of time,” said Scott Shadian, CEO of Sayara. “I just wish we could have done more. It breaks my heart how much more we could have achieved. We are grateful that despite the greatest adversity we have ever faced, we have managed as many people as we have.

At the request of the US government, Uganda received the evacuees, who will be staying in hotels in a city outside the state capital, Kampala. Uganda officials said the nation will host up to 2,000 people who are expected to be relocated after being temporarily in the country.

The charter flight, which left Kabul early Wednesday morning, is one of several private rescue operations organized individually and in cooperation by various groups to help Afghans escape. The flight from Kabul to Entebbe, Uganda, was organized by Sayara, who told a company working with Marcus that she knew of an airplane for Operation Flyaway.

Representatives from North Carolina-based Raven Advisory said they could pay for the mission with funds raised through Marcus’ GoFundMe campaign. The company, which claims to be subcontracted to the US military, said “an all-volunteer team made up of former Special Forces soldiers and other veterans with experience in Afghanistan” are working with the military to coordinate their rescue efforts.

Sayaras Shadian said he only met members of Operation Flyaway on Zoom earlier this week and, amid the chaos of the evacuations from Kabul, was thrilled that they agreed to finance the flight.

“You were one of the many miracles we have witnessed during this time,” said Shadian. “Your last minute funding, along with the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation, Schmidt Futures, and other donors, was vital. Without the quick funding for Operation Flyaway, this flight would not have started. “

Raven Advisory CEO Sheffield Ford told the AP that in order to get people to the airport, the US government “has to be content with our organization saying that these people are fine and that they are actually doing things have done to help their country, to help ”. our country.”

Though Thursday’s fatal airport suicide attack hampered their efforts, Ford says those they help must have a passport, a relative his group can communicate with, and someone to vouch for them who has passed a background check . The goal, according to Ford, is to get Afghan citizens targeted by the Taliban out of the country.

“Our focus was on the people who wanted to make something great out of their country,” he said. “They thought they would stay there for the long term, with our support. There will be women in journalism and teachers. It could be the young and the elderly who have spoken out very openly against the various atrocities committed by the Taliban in the past. “

While crowdfunding is a welcome tool for raising funds in times of crisis, Patricia McIlreavy, president of the Washington-based Center for Disaster Philanthropy, emphasizes that donors should be careful when donating through these websites for private purposes.

“There will not necessarily be a public record of where this money went and how it was used, as a nonprofit – or a 501 (c) (3) – is required by law,” she said.

Although the rescue flights are now suspended with the outstanding deadline for the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the GoFundMe campaign said it will donate the remaining money to the Washington-based International Women’s Media Foundation. According to the organizers, the foundation, which supports women journalists, wants to use the money to “work with experienced organizations and experts to support people as soon as they are on safe ground”.

Ford was impressed with how quickly GoFundMe raised millions for these missions.

“It’s about people coming together to help others,” he said. “And it was great to see that.”

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