Entertainment & Arts By Annabel Rackham Entertainment reporter 18 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46920719 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel If you've spent the last few weeks binge-watching endless hours of TV … [Read more...] about What’s behind Netflix’s latest successes?
A huge video mapping event to mark the start of Portimão’s run as a ‘European City of Sport’ in 2019 was held last Friday (January 18) and attended by around 4,000 at the Portimão Arena, including some of Portugal’s top athletes. The event attracted several of Portugal’s most iconic athletes including former Olympic champion Rosa Mota, who is one of the ambassadors of Portimão’s European City of Sport project, to world champion motorcyclist Miguel Praia and windsurfer Miguel Martinho. Paralympic athlete Jorge Pina, sailors Luís Brito and Beatriz Gago, surfers Frederico Magalhães, Francisco Canelas, João Bracourt and Gustavo Gouveia and taekwondo fighter Rafaela Araújo were also in attendance. One of the highlights of the event was the “biggest video mapping event that has ever been held in Portugal.” For those who might not know, video mapping is a way of projecting imagery onto a surface, making … [Read more...] about Thousands attend Portimão ceremony to mark ‘European City of Sport’ status
The head of the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) has said Russian MMA stars Khabib Nurmagomedov and Fedor Emelianenko have boosted the popularity of the sport as it seeks full Olympic recognition. Sambo, a combat sport which originated in Russia, received temporary recognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) amid its 80th anniversary celebrations last year. The push towards full inclusion at the Games continues to gather pace, with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a known fan, vowing as recently as Wednesday that efforts would continue in this area. Also on rt.com We’ll continue the push to include Sambo in Olympics, says Putin on sport beloved by Khabib Other big-name supporters of the sport include Russian MMA heavyweight legend Emelianenko and UFC lightweight king Nurmagomedov – both of whom have credited the sport with providing a basis for their fighting skills. Speaking to RT, FIAS Vasily Shestakov credited the pair with bringing … [Read more...] about ‘Khabib & Fedor do so much for us’: Sambo federation boss on sport’s push for Olympic status
The battle to prevent the downgrading of the Lumsden Maternity Centre will not go to court, but its owners say that does not mean the fight to preserve its status has ended. Northern Southland Health Ltd - the charity which owns the centre - has confirmed it will not seek a judicial review of the Southern District Health Board's maternity strategy. That document, unveiled last year, included a plan to downgrade Lumsden from a birthing facility to a "maternal and child hub". The proposal was opposed by many in the region. Local residents staged a protest march and launched a petition. The NSHL board also took legal advice about challenging the decision in court, but said the grounds for lodging an application were limited, the chances of success uncertain and the cost high. "Even if such an application were to be successful, the only remedy is that SDHB would be required by the judge to reconsider their decision and it would be entirely open to them to come to the same conclusion to … [Read more...] about Fight to keep status not over: board
PARTYING isn’t really Padraig Hampsey’s cup of tea – or anything stronger – but the Tyrone star is still setting his sights on celebrating some top level silverware this year. Having helped his club Coalisland to the Tyrone title and then won a PwC Allstar, it was a pretty good 2018 for the 24-year-old, who chose to return to his home-town to get away from the – euphemism alert – ‘student lifestyle’ in Belfast. Although he won Ulster titles in his teens, those were in boxing, and it’s only in recent years that he’s dedicated himself fully to football. “It was actually my first club medal, I had no youth medals at all, so it was a serious feeling. It was a very good year, playing in an All-Ireland Final and then obviously winning the championship with Coalisland was the icing on the cake. It was class, definitely. The Allstar was a nice one to pick up too, definitely.” The task now is to win at senior level with … [Read more...] about Tyrone’s Padraig Hampsey training hard for success