German female ref ready to whistle in Bundesliga

first_img0Shares0000German referee Bibiana Steinhaus gestures during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany © AFP/File / JOHANNES EISELEBERLIN, Germany, Aug 16 – Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus insists she is no feminist trailblazer as she prepares to become the first female ref in Europe’s top leagues having already tamed Bayern Munich’s stars.The 38-year-old is on the official list of Bundesliga referees for the 2017/18 season, which starts Friday, meaning she will become the first female ref in the top flight of Germany, England, Spain, France or Italy. Steinhaus’ first Bundesliga match has yet to be announced, but she oversaw Bayern Munich’s 5-0 win at minnows Chemnitz last Saturday in the first-round of the German Cup and proved she can handle star players.She gave Bayern’s Franck Ribery a playful punch on the arm after the French winger cheekily untied her boot laces before a free-kick.“She’s strong, she has a lot of power,” said Ribery.“It was funny, she played along and was in good spirits.“You can have fun with referees, but it’s also important that there’s mutual respect.”Steinhaus says her promotion to the Bundesliga is a “great incentive” and reward for her hard work, but shuns her role as a trailblazer.“I never planned, and still don’t today, to break new grounds of emancipation,” she said at a referee’s training camp in July.“I am only doing what I love.”Steinhaus has taken charge of around 80 German second division matches since 2011, refereeing the women’s final at the London Olympic Games tournament and this year’s women’s Champions League final.She has already acted as the fourth official in Germany’s top tier and shrugged off Pep Guardiola’s attempt to put his arm around her shoulders when the then-Bayern coach remonstrated with her on the touchlines in 2014.Unfortunately, the 1.81m Steinhaus has already experienced direct sexism on the pitch.During a second division match in 2015, she sent off Hoffenheim’s Germany international Kerem Demirbay, then playing for Fortuna Duesseldorf, who told her women had no place in football.The remark led to him receiving a five-match ban by the German FA.Steinhaus, who works with a fitness coach, acknowledges that refereeing in the Bundesliga will challenge her both on and off the pitch.“I like to say that the Bundesliga is another step up, I have worked intensively and the speed is different,” said Steinhaus.“Certainly, as a female referee, I will be under special scrutiny from the start of the season, especially from the media.“I don’t seek public attention and my colleagues know me well enough to know that.”Steinhaus is a policewoman and in a relationship with English former top ref Howard Webb.She can expect to have her decisions scrutinised by fans in football-mad Germany.Claudia Neumann, Germany’s first female commentator, experienced a sexist backlash on social media when she took the microphone for state broadcaster ZDF during last year’s European championships.“In football, which is the favourite child of German men, changes are about as welcome as an annoying bout of diarrhoea,” Neumann told SID, an AFP subsidiary.A survey by Loughborough University has found only 3.7 percent of senior positions in European football are occupied by women.Even in women’s football, 10 of the 12 teams in Germany’s top flight are coached by men.Nevertheless, Steinhaus is relishing her chance to make history by blowing her whistle in the Bundesliga.“It has always been my dream and I am delighted that it will come true,” she said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Andy Murray becomes first Brit to win Grand Slam men’s singles title in 76 years

first_imgAndy Murray became the first British man to win a Grand Slam men’s singles title in 76 years after defeating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in five gruelling sets in the US Open final.After losing four Grand Slam finals, the Scotsman at last won a major title by battling it out in blustery conditions at Arthur Ashe Stadium 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2, here at Flushing Meadows on Monday.It looked as if Murray had the measure of the windy conditions as he took the first two sets before Djokovic came back roaring to take the next two.The Briton quickly regained his equanimity in the deciding set and jumped into a 3-0 lead pulling on his reserve stamina by breaking the Serb’s serve twice. Then and there the Serb’s fight was over and the Briton raced to take the set and the match.Djokovic thus failed to become the first to defend the title at the US Open since the five straight wins by Federer (2004-2008), reports Xinhua.The last British male champion to win a Grand Slam title was Fred Perry, who claimed the US Open in 1936.Murray, 25, had an extra day’s rest than his opponent as Djokovic’s semifinal against David Ferrer was postponed to Sunday.The Serb had to play two matches in two days and that gave Murray the edge over the defending champion, especially in the fifth set.The defeat cost Djokovic heavy. Had he won he would have collected $2.9 million payout instead of the $1.45 million runner-up cheque as he would have pocketed $1 million bonus for leading the US Open series.Murray earned $1.9 million, bringing his career prize money to more than $23 million.Djokovic, 25, was the 2-5 favourite at the Las Vegas Hotel’s Super Book, translating to a 71 percent probability of a sixth major title. A successful $100 dollars bet on underdog Murray yielded a 210-dollar profit.The win also broke a stranglehold on major titles by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic, who combined to win 29 of the previous 30. Juan Martin Del Potro’s 2009 US Open victory was the lone exception.Murray’s breakthrough came in his 28th Grand Slam event and after losing four finals. He lost the 2011 Australian Open final to Djokovic and was beaten by Federer in three others — at the 2008 U.S. Open, in Australia in 2010 and this year at Wimbledon.There were four service breaks in the first eight games of the opening set as the players tried to adjust to the swirling 26 kph wind.Playing tentatively instead of going for winners, the two men exchanged 54 strokes on one point in the sixth game of the 87-minute set. The tie-breaker lasted 24 minutes.After Murray won the first-set tie-breaker on his sixth set point, he took a 4-0 lead in the second set by breaking Djokovic’s serve twice.Djokovic stormed back to win five of the next six games, only to have Murray break his serve again in the 12th game to win the set.Djokovic rallied to clinch the next two sets to stay alive and revive hopes of defending the title. But Murray repeated what he did in the second set by breaking the Serb’s first two service games, establishing a 3-0 lead.Though Djokovic broke one back in the fourth game, but could not hold off the sliding and was broken for the ninth time in the match in the seventh game to lose.With the win, Murray, who took the gold medal at the London Games in July, also became the first man to win both a gold medal and the US Open title since tennis returned to the Olympics in 1988.Murray called the three-set Olympic gold medal-winning victory against Federer “the biggest win of my life.”Now Murray has a Grand Slam as well, moving past Nadal to become the ATP World Tour’s third-ranked player.advertisementlast_img read more

Live With Kelly and Ryan coming to Niagara Falls Ontario

first_img Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement “Live has had a wonderful relationship with the city and the people of Niagara Falls. Our two previous visits are among our favourite Live remote broadcasts,” executive producer Michael Gelman said in a news release.The visit, of course, comes just in time for Canada 150 celebrations. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Go to KellyandRyan.com for information on how to get tickets to the broadcasts.Live airs Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. on CTV.BY DEBRA YEOcenter_img Advertisement Fresh off the announcement of their new daytime TV partnership comes news that Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest are heading to Niagara Falls, Ont., to tape two episodes of their show.The June 5 and 6 episodes of Live With Kelly and Ryan will broadcast from the Oakes Garden Theatre in the Canadian city, with its views of the American and Horseshoe Falls.It’s not the first time the series has made the trek north of the border. In 1996, when the show was known as Live With Regis and Kathie Lee, and again in 2006 when Ripa had joined Regis Philbin as co-host, the show was aired from the Oakes Garden Theatre. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Every new show and movie on Hulu February 2019

first_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Tags 1:59 Netpicks February is nearly here and Hulu has got some fantastic shows and films coming. Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I must recommend you watch one of the greatest rom-coms ever written, Four Weddings and a Funeral. Or you can check out one of my other favorite romances, the Cher and Nicolas Cage masterpiece that is Moonstruck. If you’re not feeling the romantic vibe, and you’d prefer a good heist film, you may consider a The Thomas Crown Affair double feature. Hulu is picking up both the 1968 and 1999 versions. Comedy fans can check out both Wayne’s World and Wayne’s World 2 for another fun double feature option.  What’s streaming in February 2019center_img I also urge everyone to check out the documentary Three Identical Strangers, which was hands-down one of my favorite films from 2018. On the TV show front, Hulu is also getting the newest season of Archer on Feb. 25. Or check out the season of Legion on Feb. 3. Available on Hulu, February 2019Feb. 1Into The Dark: Down: Episode 5 PremiereRecord of Grancrest War: Complete Season 1A View to Kill (1985)The Animal (2001)Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (2002)Bad Santa (2003)Barefoot (2014)The Big Lebowski (1998)The Bounty (1984)The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)Born on the Fourth of July (1989)Broadway Danny Rose (1984)Caddyshack (1980)Caddyshack II (1988)Capote (2005)Chaos (2005)Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)Chasing Liberty (2004)Dazed and Confused (1993)Deep Blue Sea (1999)Delta Farce (2007)Dr. No (1962)Equilibrium (2002)Escape from Alcatraz (1979)Field of Dreams (1989)Flesh + Blood (1985)Foolish (1999)For Your Eyes Only (1981)Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)Freedomland (2006)From Russia with Love (1964)Goldeneye (1995)Hairspray (1988)Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)How to Deal (2003)Kingpin (1996)Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)Lars and the Real Girl (2007)Licence to Kill (1989)The Madness of King George (1994)Marathon Man (1976)Metro (1997)Mississippi Burning (1988)Moonraker (1979)Moonstruck (1987)Mortal Kombat (1995)Mortal Kombat Annihilation (1997)Mystic Pizza (1988)Next Day Air (2009)Old Fashioned (2014)On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)The Portrait of a Lady (1996)The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)The Quiet Ones (2014)Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)The Royal Tenenbaums (1997)Space Jam (1996)The Secret Garden (1993)Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)The Toybox (2018)Thelma & Louise (1991)Three Kings (1999)Thunderball (1965)Tomcats (2001)Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)Unforgettable (1996)Universal Soldier (1992)Untamed Heart (1993)Wayne’s World (1992)Wayne’s World 2 (1993)Wedding Crashers (2005)Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 (2000)While You Were Sleeping (1995)Feb. 2Cabin Fever (2016)Pick of the Litter (2018)Feb. 3Legion: Complete Season 2 Feb. 4Saints & Sinners: Complete Seasons 1-3 Real Housewives of New York City: Complete Season 10Dog Days (2018)Experimenter (2015)Feb. 5Paid in Full (2002)Feb. 8PEN15: Complete Season 1Feb. 9The Preppie Connection (2016)Feb. 10The Song (2014)Feb. 11All Square (2018)Feb. 14False Flag: Complete Season 2Zac & Mia: Complete Season 2 Feb. 15Bondi Harvest: Complete Season 1Jamie’s Quick and Easy: Complete Seasons 1-2Next (2007)Feb. 16Proven Innocent: Series PremiereA Perfect Day (2016)Feb. 17The Party (2018)Feb. 18Elvis All-Star Tribute: Special The Sisters Brothers (2018)Feb. 20Stan Against Evil: Complete Season 3Feb. 23Death Wish (2018)Feb. 25Archer: Danger Island: Complete Season 9 Every Day (2018)The School (2018)Feb. 26The Enemy Within: Series PremiereThe Voice: Season 16Three Identical Strangers Feb. 27World of Dance: Season 3 Tickled (2016)Feb. 28Whiskey Cavalier: Season 1 Digging for Fire (2015)The Guilty (2018)Leaving Hulu in FebruaryFeb. 2812 Dates of Christmas (2011)A Mermaid’s Tale (2016)All Over the Guy (2001)Apollo 13 (1995)Bad Girls (1994)Bad Girls from Mars (1991)Basic Instinct (1992)Beetlejuice (1988)Best Seller (1987)Beverly Hills Vamp (1989)Blow Out (1981)Blue Jasmine (2013)Christmas Cupid (2010)Deja Vu (2006)Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (2007)Dream House Nightmare (2017)Dressed to Kill (1980)Exposed (2016)Hitman’s Run (1999)It’s Us (2016)Joey (1988)King of the Mountain (1981)Leaving Las Vegas (1995)Lethal Weapon (1987)Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)Line of Duty (2013)Living by the Gun (2011)Malena (2000)Manhattan Night (2016)Mansfield Park (1999)Message in a Bottle (1999)Miracle on 34th Street (1994)Mullholland Falls (1996)Operation Condor (1986)Operation Condor II: The Armour of the Gods (1991)Radio Days (1987)Ride (1998)Righteous Kill (2008)Rob Roy (1995)Silent Tongue (1993)Snow (2004)Snow 2: Brain Freeze (2008)Snowglobe (2007)Spy Game (2001)Switchback (1997)Teresa’s Tatoo (1994)Ulee’s Gold (1997)We are Marshall (2006)Wicker Park (2004)With a Friend like Harry (2000)For more information on what’s available to watch online, check out CNET.com/Netpicks or subscribe to the podcast — it’s free! And go to CNET sister site TVGuide.com to see what else is out in the world of streaming.Audio (weekly): RSS | iTunes | Google PlayVideo (monthly): iTunes (HD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (SD) | RSS (HD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (SD) TV and Movies Digital Media Post a comment 0 ABC Fox Hulu NBClast_img read more

A year in retrospect

first_imgA year passes by in a flurry, leaving memories of time and moments embedded indelibely on our minds. To celebrate the best of contemporary art in the last one year, TAD Arts presents its annual Art Show  A Celebration of art through 2012 & 2013. Conceptualized and organized by Niten Mehta, Director, TAD Arts, this group show will be on display from July 26 to July 31 at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center and will showcase some of the best contemporary art works of present times. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”This is our annual art show where we handpick the best works/artists from our shows done in last one year and display them. This year too we have an excellent selection of masterpieces from renowned contemporary artists from all over India. These works represent the best in the contemporary art in India today,’ says Niten Mehta, from TAD Arts.In this exhibition, Suchit Sahni revisits his early learning years, where he was introduced to the view-finder. Superbly fascinated with the view-finder, he spent days and months looking through it at everything – visually replicating his visions as paintings. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhen one looks at his recent artworks, one clearly marks out the frame that encompasses the painting itself. Though the frame forms a part of the painting, he has very playfully and stylishly revisited a memory close to his heart with such ease.Rajiv Puri’s love for the woods and nature herself has been beautifully captured in his oeuvres d’art that are resplendent with a visual story, where each chapter transports us to a world of mysticism that forests have, where each frame bathes in lush green landscapes and a myriad other shades of nature’s bounty.  Known for his distinct portrayal of human form, artist Kamar Alam’s works revolves around spirituality and how it resides within every human being. With Silent Submission, the artist’s belief in humanity takes the foreground and has shaped in the form of his art works. Considering a triumph over biases that surrounds him, Kamar imparts the message of peace and through his works, he depicts his impartial and equal approach along with respect for all faiths.TAD Arts is a platform that showcases paintings, sculptures, arts & crafts, high-end interactive design, exhibition space design and art works of contemporary as well as ethnic nature. Some of the artists whose works will be on display in this exhibition are Kamar Alam, Suchit Sahni, Rajiv Puri, Anjana Mehra, Farhad Hussain, Hindol Brahmbhatt, Binoy Verghese, Kazi Nasir amongst others. Head over to the gallery and experience this contemporary collection adorning the walls.last_img read more

Schools to open on June 10 as govt clips summer vacation

first_imgKolkata: The state Education department on Thursday shortened the duration of summer holidays in state schools and announced that classes in both primary and secondary schools will commence from June 10.A notification in this regard was brought out by the department after state Education minister Partha Chatterjee posted on his Facebook page earlier in the day that schools will open from June 10. The earlier notification of the department had declared summer holidays till June 30. It may be mentioned that Chatterjee had held a meeting with the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and other concerned officials on Tuesday and had said that the decision to have summer holidays in schools till June 30 was being reviewed. He had said that he would also speak with the weather office and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, before bringing out any fresh notification in this regard. There have been requests from students, a section of teachers as well as guardians to reconsider the decision of closure of schools till June 30. It was May 3 when the Education department had issued a notification declaring that all government, government-sponsored and non-government aided schools in the state will remain closed on May 3 and May 4 due to the predicted severe cyclonic storm Fani. It had further stated that all these schools will also remain closed from May 6 to May 20 until commencement of summer vacation, due to the prevailing heat wave. It had added that schools will remain closed till June 30 due to anticipated extreme weather conditions.last_img read more