Los Angeles: Netflix is planning to give ‘Lucifer’ a special send-off as the streaming giant has given the fantasy crime series’ final fifth season a six episode extension. ‘Lucifer’ is an American television series developed by Tom Kapinos that premiered on Fox on January 25, 2016. It is based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic book series The Sandman, who later became the protagonist of a spin-off comic book series, both published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. The series is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainAccording to Screenrant, the comic book adaptation previously had only 10 episodes in its final season and the extension will take the number to 16. The series revolves around Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil, who abandons Hell for Los Angeles where he runs his own nightclub and becomes a consultant to the LAPD. The ensemble and supporting cast include Lauren German as Detective Chloe Decker, Kevin Alejandro as Detective Daniel “Dan” Espinoza, D B Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen, and Rachael Harris as Dr Linda Martin. Filming took place primarily in Vancouver, British Columbia before production was relocated entirely to Los Angeles, California beginning with the third season. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe series received initially mixed reviews from critics during its first season, though the subsequent seasons drew more favorable acclaim. Many critics particularly praised Ellis’ performance. Despite initially high viewership for its debut, ratings remained consistently low throughout the series’ run on Fox. On May 11, 2018, Fox cancelled ‘Lucifer’ after three seasons. A month later, Netflix picked up the series for a fourth season of ten episodes, which was released on May 8, 2019. On June 6, 2019, Netflix renewed the series for the fifth and final season of 16 episodes.
Turkish winger Cengiz Under has shed light on the burden that was placed on him at AS Roma in replacing Mohamed Salah when he first arrived.The 21-year-old joined Roma in July 2017 in a €13.4m transfer from Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir and was eyed up as a direct replacement for Salah, who left for Liverpool the same month.But it took Under quite some time to settle into his new surroundings at Roma with the young winger finally getting his first goal in a 1-0 Serie A win over Hellas Verona in February 2018.The Turkey international then found the net another seven times to finish his debut campaign in Italy with a respectable eight goals in 32 games.“It was very important for me that I was coming in to replace Salah as he did really well here,” Under told Goal.“There was a lot of pressure but fortunately once I started scoring and became more involved – thanks to the help of all my team-mates – I really felt I was a part of the team.“The first six months were quite difficult because of the language and because I had to adjust. Once I started scoring and I began playing better, I felt I like part of the team.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“In my first season I had some difficulties at the start but then I was able to show what I can do. This year I’ve got this injury problem. Having to sit on the sidelines for three weeks has got me down a bit but I hope to be back in action soon.“Last year we reached the Champions League semi-finals and hopefully we can do as well again this year. In Serie A I hope we can finish among the top spots.”This season has seen Under manage six goals and nine assists in 25 appearances across all competitions for Roma.Under, who has been recently struggling with a thigh injury, will be eyeing a spot in the starting line-up for Monday’s home Serie A game against Bologna.🔜⚽🐺🔙 pic.twitter.com/So9ONamV3j— Cengiz Ünder (@cengizunder) February 15, 2019 read more
Intel developing 3D Athlete Tracking for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Tags 3:36 Comments Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Karate’s two modalities — kata and kumite — make their Olympic debut in 2020. Canva Karate, a system of unarmed combat that literally means “empty hand,” is said to have developed during the 17th century in the Okinawa prefecture, a chain of islands off the southern coast of Japan. Despite being popularized worldwide as a sport after World War II, karate — along with four other sports — will be part of the Summer Olympics for the first time in 2020. Fittingly, it makes its Olympic debut in Japan, where the sport, which involves executing arm- and leg-based strikes, first originated. It joins judo, taekwondo, and wrestling as the only Olympics-approved martial arts — for 2020 anyway: Karate failed to make the cut for the Paris Olympics in 2024.With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know to enjoy karate during the Tokyo Olympics next summer. Karate Events at the Tokyo 2020 Summer OlympicsIn Tokyo, Karate practitioners, or karatekas, will compete at Nippon Budokan, an indoor legacy venue built to host judo events at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Since then, Nippon Budokan, which is located in Kitanomaru Park in the center of Tokyo, has hosted various sports and music acts — including the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Diana Ross — but it’s best known as the home of Japanese martial arts. It was the site of the first Karate World Championships in 1970 and to this day still hosts the national championships for judo, kendo, aikido and more.At the 2020 Olympics, both the men and the women will compete in two karate events at Nippon Budokan: kata, a solo form discipline, and kumite, a sparring discipline. KataMinh Dack of France competes in the Men’s Karate Kata elimination round during the Baku 2015 European Games. Michael Steele In the Olympics, there will be one kata event — and one gold medal — each for men and women. During the competition, karatekas will perform a series of offensive and defensive movements, known as forms, against a virtual opponent. There are 102 kata approved by the World Karate Federation (WKF) that the athletes can choose from, such as Heian Shodan and Nijushiho. Unlike in traditional competitions, which are scored using a flag system, Olympic judges will use a point system to evaluate the athletes’ technical performance, taking things like techniques, timing and breathing into consideration, as well as their athletic performance — i.e. strength, speed and balance.According to this new scoring system, an individual’s two highest and lowest scores will be thrown out, with the three remaining added together to represent their final score. After a ranking round, top performers will either progress to either the bronze medal or final bout. Check out the full schedule of the 2020 Olympic Karate events.KumiteAnnika Saelid of Norway (red) and Negin Altooni of Iran (blue) compete in the Women’s Kumite +59kg Semifinal during the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games 2018. Marcelo Endelli / Getty Images The WKF recognizes five weight classes in competition. But in the Olympics, men’s and women’s kumite will be consolidated into three weight classes. For men those classes are up to 67 kilograms, up to 75kg, and over 75kg, and for women it’s and up to 55 kg, up to 61kg and over 61kg.Within each weight class, pairs of karateka will compete against each other in an 8-by-8-meter area for up to three minutes. Points are awarded when an athlete lands a properly executed strike, kick or punch on various parts of their opponent’s body, such as their head, neck, belly or back. The first karateka to score eight points more than their competitor, or the karateka with the most points at the end of the match is the winner. In the event of a tie, judges determine the winner. Competitors in each weight class will have to progress through three rounds — an elimination round, the semi-final, and the final — in pursuit of a gold medal.How Karateka qualify for the OlympicsThe WKF has more than 190 members but only 80 competitors will qualify the compete in Tokyo: 10 in each kumite weight class for both the men and the women and 10 men and 10 women in kata. There are a few different ways to earn a spot on that list. The first is through qualification. Thirty-two athletes (16 men and 16 women) will qualify based on their world ranking as of April 6, 2020. Twelve more men and 12 more women will qualify based on their results at a tournament in Paris, France from May 8 to 10, 2020. And 12 athletes will qualify at two continental events: the European Games which will be held June 14 to 30, 2019 in Minsk, Belarus and the Pan-American Games July 26 to Aug. 11, 2019 in Lima, Peru (details here). The second pathway to the Olympics is open to citizens of the host country — Japan is allowed to appoint eight athletes (four men and four women) to their Olympic team. If any of those athletes qualify via their world ranking or a tournament, those spots will be reallocated to other athletes. The four final Olympic slots will be chosen by the Tripartite Commission, which is made up of the National Olympic Committees, the International Olympic Committee and the International Federations. On Oct. 14, 2019 the International Olympic Committee will invite all eligible National Olympic Committees to submit their requests for Tripartite Commission Invitation Places by Jan. 15, 2020, according to the rules. The allocation of the last four spots will be confirmed after the end of the qualification period for karate, which has yet to be determined. By June 2, 2020, the WKF will publish a list of the qualified athletes on the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 section of its website. The National Olympic Committees will then have two weeks to confirm if they wish to send those athletes to the Games. Read more: Tokyo Olympics tickets are sold out. Here’s how to buy them next spring Fitness 2 read more
Demonstration on the first day of the implementation of the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen, Denmark 1 August, 2018. Photo: ReutersAround 1,300 Danes marched through Copenhagen on Wednesday in protest at a new ban on the wearing of face veils in public, accusing the government of infringing on women’s right to dress as they choose.Denmark’s parliament enacted the ban in May, joining France and some other European Union countries to uphold what some politicians say are secular and democratic values.The protesters, many wearing the niqab veil or the all-enveloping, body-length burqa, marched from the central, left-wing district of Norrebro to Bellahoj police station on the outskirts of the capital. They formed a human chain around the station and then marched back to Norrebro before dispersing.Demonstrators, often with children in tow, chanted “no racists in our streets” and “my life, my choice” during the three-hour rally. No incidents were reported.The marchers included non-niqab-wearing Muslim women and non-Muslim Danes with faces covered.”We need to send a signal to the government that we will not bow to discrimination and a law that specifically targets a religious minority,” Sabina, 21, a niqab-garbed student, told Reuters, asking that her full name not be used.She is one of about 150-200 Muslim women – 0.1 percent of those in the country – who daily wear either the niqab or burqa garments covering the face or the entire body. Muslims account for around 5 percent of Denmark’s 5.7 million population.Under the law, police will be able to instruct women to remove their veils or order them to leave public areas. Justice Minister Soren Pape Poulsen said officers would fine them and tell them to go home.Fines will range from 1,000 Danish crowns ($160) for a first offence to 10,000 crowns for a fourth.DISCRIMINATORY, CRITICS SAYDespite its generic wording, the legislation is being widely interpreted as discriminating against Denmark’s Muslims and violating women’s right to freedom of expression and religion.Critics, noting the tiny number of Muslim women in Denmark who actually wear a niqab, regard the law as largely a sop to increased anti-immigrant sentiment in the Nordic country.”If the intention of this law was to protect women’s rights, it fails abjectly,” said Fotis Filippou, deputy Europe director of human rights group Amnesty International. “Instead, the law criminalises women for their choice of clothing – making a mockery of the freedoms Denmark purports to uphold.”Police said none of the veiled protesters would be penalised since certain uses of face veils, such as to exercise freedom of speech as part of a peaceful protest, are exempt from the law.The justice ministry explained that the ban would focus on women forced by their families to wear veils, though it has been faulted for vagueness in stipulating who would fall afoul of it.Danish police union chief Claus Oxfeldt said he would have preferred more comprehensive guidance on how to enforce the ban.”We need as thorough guidance as possible so we don’t end up in situations where (police officers) don’t 100 percent know how to act,” he said.As an example, he was unsure whether Asian tourists wearing anti-pollution masks would be covered by the ban.France – with the largest Muslim community in the EU – as well as Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have all imposed some curbs on face veils in public.France’s controversial 2011 ban added to a broader sense of alienation felt by many Muslims and some evidence surfaced that it encouraged assaults in the street on women wearing still legal headscarves as well. read more
PVR Cinemas is taking its patrons on a culinary world tour with a delectable and palate pleasing menu curated by the internationally recognised celebrity chef, Sarah Todd. Cossetting patrons with refreshing flavours, tantalizing dishes and an exceptional range of authentic, international cuisine; PVR has associated with Sarah Todd providing an exclusive gastronomic extravaganza to patrons along with the luxury of cinema viewing. Incorporating a myriad of global flavours, the carefully balanced menu will have the freshest and wholesome ingredients for an in-cinema fine dining experience blended with an unparalleled hospitality at PVR Gold class. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe menu on offer features portioned plates of Prawns and Red Snapper Fingers; Meal Bowls from around the Globe with ingredients such as Quinoa, fresh salads and add-ons along with an entire section dedicated to freshly made tacos. All offering a palatable mix of classic favourites and innovative international dishes addressing the growing trends and demands of its patrons. The Sarah Todd curated menu is on offer at PVR Gold Class now at Delhi NCR: PVR Logix City Centre, PVR Icon, Promenade, PVR ECX, The Chanakya. read more