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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Zaheer Khan, Sagarika Ghatge Officially Engaged Tuesday May 23,2017

Zaheer and Sagarika photographed at their engagement ceremony

Check out how Zaheer and Sagarika announced their engagement.

"Zak secretly planned our engagement for days; and I honestly had no clue. I had no idea that he had picked up such a pretty ring for me. I can't describe that moment and it will forever remain as something very special between us. We are really blessed," Sagarika told 

2016-17 Europa League Final Ajax Vs Manchester United@ Friends Arena,Stockholm Wednesday May 24,2017

Manchester United can secure a place in next season's Champions League and add the only major trophy they have never won by beating Dutch side Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm.
Jose Mourinho's side finished sixth in the Premier League but will join Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City in the group stage if they win.
  • Just two of the last 16 UEFA Cup/Europa League finals have been decided by a penalty shootout; 10 have been won in 90 minutes with a further four being decided in extra time
  • There have been nine goals scored across the last two Europa League finals (an average of 4.5 per game).
  • Jose Mourinho has won all six meetings with Ajax as a manager; those previous matches have all come in the Champions League with Real Madrid.
  • Ajax forward Amin Younes (73) has completed more dribbles in the Europa League this season than the next two best players combined (United's Paul Pogba, 37 and Ajax's on-loan Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore, 31).

US President Donald Trump Meets Pope Francis at the Vatican Wednesday May 24,2017

US President Donald Trump has met Pope Francis at the Vatican for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip.
Donald Trump arrived for the meeting along with his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The meeting was keenly awaited as the two men have already clashed at a distance on issues including migration and climate change
It is hard to think of two more contrasting characters than Pope Francis and President Trump.
On one hand, the Jesuit who has made his mission the championing of the poor and dispossessed; on the other the property developer who has championed getting rich, and surrounded himself with billionaires in his cabinet.
And though this will be their first meeting, they've already sparred. During the election the Pope on a visit to the Mexico-US border said that people who only think of building walls instead of bridges were not Christian.
Donald Trump described those comments as disgraceful, and accused the pontiff of being a pawn of the Mexican government.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ICC Champions Trophy - A Look Back at the Previous Tournament Winners From 1998 To 2013

1998 (ICC Knock Out Tournament) Winner- South Africa

This was the inaugural tournament, and it was played in a knock-out format. South Africa won the tournament, and it remains the only ICC tournament which the team has won till date. All the matches were played in the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. India managed to reach the semi-final, after beating Australia in the first round. Tendulkar scored a memorable ton against the Aussies, as India reached 307 before dismissing Australia for 263. India lost to West Indies in the semi-final.

In the final, South Africa defeated West Indies by 3 runs, with Jacques Kallis taking 5 wickets. Kallis was also named the player of the tournament.

2000 (ICC Knock Out Tournament) Winner - New Zealand
India was one of the best performing sides in the tournament, and under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly managed to reach the final before losing to New Zealand in a tight contest. Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan made their India debut, and played a pivotal role for the team in the tournament. The tournament also had a pre-quarter final stage, with a total of eleven teams taking part.
The tournament was New Zealand's first major final appearance, which they managed to win. It remains the only ICC tournament which the country has won.
2002 (ICC Champions Trophy) Joint Winners - India/Sri Lanka
The third edition of the tournament was renamed as Champions Trophy, and was supposed to be held in India but was shifted to Sri Lanka after government refused to give it tax exemption. The teams were divided into four groups of three teams each, with the winners progressing to the semifinal.
India faced South Africa in the semifinal, and at one stage it seemed South Africa would cruise home. But Herschelle Gibbs was forced to retire due to cramps and the match turned on its head. Sehwag took three wickets, and India managed to win the game.
The final was washed-out after it rained on the matchday and the reserve day. Both times Sri Lanka batted first, and had scored 244 and 222 respectively but the match couldn't be finished. Sehwag was the highest run scorer and Muttiah Muralitharan the highest wicket-taker.
2004 (ICC Champions Trophy) Winners - West Indies
Hosted by England, the tournament saw one of the most dramatic finals ever, with West Indies emerging as winners. Courtney Browne and Ian Bradshaw got West Indies home after the team was struggling at 147/8, chasing 218 to win.
India was knocked out in the group stage, after losing to arch-rival Pakistan in the group stage. Ramnaresh Sarwan was named player of the tournament, and English duo of Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Flintoff emerged as the highest scoring batsman and the highest wicket taking bowler respectively.
2006 (ICC Champions Trophy) Winners - Australia
The tournament was played in India, and was Australia's first Champions Trophy title. It had a pre-qualifying stage, before the main stage. Despite being played in India, none of the teams from the subcontinent progressed to the semifinals.
India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, all exited the tournament after the group stage, managing to win only one match. The tournament also announced the arrival of Chris Gayle, who scored 474 runs in 8 matches, with a strike rate of 92. He scored three centuries in the tournament.
2009 (ICC Champions Trophy) Winners - Australia
Australia successfully defended their title, winning the tournament again, being held in South Africa. They were completely dominant, winning all the matches, except one which was abandoned due to rain.
India, coming into the tournament after winning the T20 World Cup managed to win only one game and also lost to Pakistan. But the tournament was special for MS Dhoni, who took his first ever international wicket against West Indies - dismissing Travis Dowlin. Ricky Ponting was named the man of the tournament, and he was also the highest run-scorer with 288 runs.
2013 (ICC Champions Trophy) Winners - India
The last edition of Champions Trophy was played in England and saw Dhoni's young brigade win the tournament after playing an aggressive brand of cricket. The final against England was reduced to a 20-over contest after the start was delayed due to rain.
India scored only 129 runs in 20 overs, with Virat Kohli top scoring with 43, and Ravindra Jadeja's late charge helping the team cross 120. England were cruising at one stage with score at 110/4, before they collapsed and were restricted to 124 in their quota of 20 overs.
Shikhar Dhawan scored 363 runs in five matches, at an incredible average of 90.75. Ravindra Jadeja was the highest wicket-taker with 12 wickets in five matches

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond Actor, Dies of Cancer At 89 Tuesday May 23,2017

Former James Bond star Roger Moore, known for his swashbuckling looks and piercing gaze, has died after a short but brave battle with cancer, his family said. He was 89.
Roger Moore died on Tuesday May 23,2017 in Switzerland, it was announced by his family
"With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone," the message shared on the actor's official Twitter account read.
Roger Moore enjoyed worldwide popularity not just for his acting filmography, but also philanthropic work.
His family said: "We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for Unicef, which he considered to be his greatest achievement.
"The affection our father felt whenever he walked on to a stage or in front of a camera buoyed him hugely and kept him busy working into his 90th year, through to his last appearance in November 2016 on stage at London's Royal Festival Hall.
"The capacity crowd cheered him on and off stage, shaking the very foundations of the building just a short distance from where he was born."
There will be a private funeral in Monaco as per Moore's wish, the statement revealed
The statement was signed by his children Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.
Roger Roger Moore was the third actor to play British secret agent James Bond, in 7 feature films released between 1973 and 1985 -

  1.  Live and Let Die
  2. The Man with the Golden Gun
  3. The Spy Who Loved Me
  4. Moonraker
  5. For Your Eyes Only
  6. Octopussy and 
  7. A View to a Kill.
Born in London, the only child of a policeman, Roger Moore had studied painting before enrolling in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He played a few small roles in theater and films before his mandatory army duty, then moved to Hollywood in the 1950s. He appeared opposite Elizabeth Taylor in 1954's The Last Time I Saw Paris and with Eleanor Parker in "Interrupted Melody" the following year.
In 1970, he became managing director for European production for Faberge's Brut Productions. With the company, he co-starred with Tony Curtis in The Persuaders! for British television and helped produce "A Touch of Class," which won a best-actress Oscar for Glenda Jackson.
Three years later, he made his first Bond film, "Live and Let Die." He would make six more, The Man With the Golden Gun,The Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only and A View to a Kill over the next 12 years. And while the Bond of the Ian Fleming novels that the films were based on was generally described as being in his 30s, Moore would stay with the role until he was 57.
He continued to work regularly in films after handing over Bond to Timothy Dalton, but never with the same success. His post-Bond films included such forgettable efforts as The Quest with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Spice World with the Spice Girls.
Moore was divorced three times, from skater Doorn Van Steyn in 1953, English singer Dorothy Squires in 1969 and Italian actress Luisa Mattioli, the mother of his children Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian, in 2000.

Roger Moore and his wife, Italian actress Luisa Mattioli, on their honeymoon in Cannes, France, April 17, 1969.

He married Swedish socialite Kristina Tholstrup in 2002

Sir Roger with his fourth wife, Swedish-born socialite Kristina 'Kiki' Tholstrup

In 2003, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, not for his acting, but for his humanitarian work. Moore received the Dag Hammarskjold Inspiration Award for his contributions to UNICEF and was named a commander in France's National Order of Arts and Letters in 2008, an award he said was worth "more than an Oscar."

In this Sunday, November 17, 1996 file photo, three of the actors who played James Bond, Timothy Dalton left, Roger Moore, center, and Pierce Brosnan, at a London cinema to celebrate the life of Albert R. 'Cubby' Broccoli, the American film producer behind seventeen Bond movies

Rarandoi Veduka Chudham(Come, let's watch the spectacl) - Telugu Film

Cast -Naga Chaitanya,Rakul Preet Singh,Jagapathi Babu,Sampath Raj
Directed by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala
Produced by Nagarjuna
Music Composed by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography by S V Visweshwar
scheduled to be released on Friday May 26,2017

Kaala Koothu - Tamil Film

Cast -Prasanna,Kalaiyarasan,Dhansika,Srushti Dange

Directed by M Nagarajan

Produced by Madurai Sri kallalagar Entertainment

Music Composed by Justin Prabhakaran

Cinematography by P V Shankar

scheduled to be released on Friday May 26,2017