Sport by Press Association 17/08/2019, 7:01 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Kilmarnock manager Angelo Alessio hopes their extra-time Betfred Cup win over Hamilton can signal a new start at Rugby Park. Killie had suffered three successive defeats, including the humiliating Europa League exit to Welsh part-time outfit Connah’s Quay Nomads, at the start of Alessio’s spell in Scottish football. But substitute Dom Thomas’ extra-time strike secured a 1-0 win to ease the pressure that had been building on Alessio as they booked their passage into the quarter-finals. And Alessio, who succeeded new Scotland manager Steve Clarke at Rugby Park, believes their crucial win can kick-start their campaign. Alessio said: “It’s important for the team, for everyone here because now we are more confident and, of course, we needed a solution and we created opportunities but we scored at the end of the game. “I’m happy … [Read more...] about Alessio hopes cup win can herald new dawn at Kilmarnock
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Until Captain Marvel (starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson) last year there had never been a female-led superhero film among the interconnected web of movies in the MCU. In fact, the dearth was striking - in the 20 films released over the decade from 2008 to 2018 there had not been one female-led film, no female character featuring in a film title, no decent, fleshed-out, fully-formed story arc for a woman. When they did appear, characters like Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in The Avengers series were peripheral to the male protagonists. More often than not women were not superheroes at all, but the PAs and love interests of the men. Now, it seems, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is eager to redress the gender imbalance. Of the five Marvel films announced for 2020 to 2022, three are heavily focused on women. Portman is taking over the Mighty Thor mantle from Chris Hemsworth for the fourth instalment in the series while Johansson, who has been playing Black Widow (and second - or … [Read more...] about Wonder women: A new dawn for superheroes?
Vladimir Putin can relax. Once again the people of Ukraine have failed to elect a parliament for the nation which can decisively lift it out of poverty, unreformed economic structures in which corruption thrives, replace oligarchs by effective elected politicians, or even fully back the new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, who was elected with a massive 73 per cent of the vote in April’s presidential election. To be an effective president, Zelensky, an economist turned TV comedian, needs a majority in the 450 member Ukrainian parliament. Some political analysts in Kiev hope the new parliament, where two-thirds of MPs elected on national party lists are first-timers, can turn Ukraine round. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now The last polls before the parliamentary election gave Zelensky anything from 49.5 per cent to just over 52 per cent. In the event, … [Read more...] about Opinion: A new dawn in Ukraine? I wouldn’t bet on it
A new economic dawn that Santo, SANMA Province and the Northern Region have been waiting for, is at long last on the drawing board, to be approved by the Council of Ministers in two months’ time, with the first phase of the first ever Economic Development Zone (EDZ) to be launched on the site of the former Jubilee Farm near Fanafo.The Land Lease Title is owned by the owner of the former Jubilee Farm, Graham Hack.He welcomes the Forum’s forward for the proposed EDZ development to be administered through a Public Private Partnership arrangement.Thanks to a heavy-duty Government delegation led by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Jotham Napat and Minister of Agriculture, Matai Seremaiah and their two Director Generals including all their Heads of Departments and Senior Technical Officers and forum consultants, who convinced the custom chiefs and custom landowners through a series of panels at the Forum, to finally see the benefits of such a development project … [Read more...] about New dawn for Santo
PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 June 2019 James Carr The first collection of apartments at Ipswich's Winerack have been completed. Photo: New Anglia LEP. Archant For nearly a decade the half-built skeleton of Ipswich's Winerack loomed over the town's waterfront as a constant reminder of the devastating financial crash. The first collection of apartments at Ipswich's Winerack have been completed. Photo: New Anglia LEP.Today, things look very different.The £30m development has completed its first collection of apartments - revealing its finished red brick and steel exterior for the first time. MORE: 'We are all very proud' - Ipswich chef named best in countryOnce a relic to financial misery, the Winerack now represents something of a renaissance in investment in the town. Ipswich Wharf Developments kicked off the redevelopment of the project with a £10m investment, followed by £15m from Home England's Home Building Fund and a £5m loan from New … [Read more...] about Why £30m Winerack project represents a new dawn for Ipswich