6 Jan

Real Madrid’s Khedira dilemma: Chelsea, Arsenal or Bayern to benefit?

first_img Sami Khedira’s exit from Real Madrid now looks even more likely. Could Chelsea, Arsenal or Bayern benefit? 1 Sami Khedira’s departure from Real Madrid is back on the agenda this week after stories in Spain emerged suggesting Los Blancos won’t allow him to leave for free next summer.The Madrid media had previously claimed that Khedira rejected an offer to renew his contract with the Champions League holders, hoping to run down the remaining twelve months of his current deal to claim a bigger signing-on fee next summer.Madrid won’t play ball with Khedira however, and instead are likely to try and offload him before the end of the current transfer market, but as a natural consequence they may be forced to accept a lower fee than they had previously hoped to gain.talkSPORT takes a look at some of the clubs that could benefit from Madrid’s Khedira dilemma…ChelseaKhedira was one of Jose Mourinho’s most trusted players at Real Madrid, so it’s no surprise that the Portuguese coach is keen to reunite with the German. There’s more than sentiment at the heart of the interest however: Chelsea still lack quality defensive cover in the deep midfield positions. Should Nemanja Matic get injured or pick up a lengthy suspension, then as things stand the Blues would be forced to look to either John Obi Mikel, youngster Nathan Ake or even Ramires, and none of those players have the combination of quality and physicality that Khedira brings to the role. Along with his defensive strengths, Khedira also excels as a ‘box-to-box’ player, so using him in a midfield three alongside Matic and Cesc Fabregas could be a further option for Jose Mourinho.Bayern MunichKhedira was tentatively linked with a return to his homeland earlier this summer, and a move is now more likely than ever following an unfortunate cruciate ligament injury picked up by Javi Martinez in Bayern Munich’s 2-0 DFL-Supercup loss to Borussia Dortmund. With Martinez out for the foreseeable future, Thiago Alcantara yet to recover from his own lengthy lay-off, and Toni Kroos now at Real Madrid, Bayern suddenly look pretty light in midfield, so Khedira could be a decent emergency option for the Bavarians in less than ideal circumstances.ArsenalArsene Wenger’s desire to sign Khedira is well known, and the Gunners came close to tying up a move for the midfielder earlier this summer only to turn cold following excessive wage demands. Recent events could play into their hands in however, as Madrid’s need to sell means they are in a weaker position regarding Khedira’s transfer fee, and that in turn could free up more cash for Arsenal to pay his wages. Whether the Gunners are happy to pay the player more is a different question, however.Other contendersAlong with the three clubs mentioned above, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see several other high profile sides move in for the German. Liverpool, for example, have been heavily linked with Alex Song over the last few weeks, but if Khedira is available for a decent price the Madrid man would be a major upgrade on the Cameroon midfielder. Manchester United’s own fruitless quest to sign another midfielder this summer could even lead to the Red Devils joining the race, meanwhile. Expect more teams to be linked with Khedira in the coming days.Where do you think Sami Khedira will play his football this season? Let us know below…last_img read more

15 Oct


first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Who inspired you to follow your dream to pursue acting?One day I saw a documentary about Arnold Schwarzenegger how he moved to America and became the biggest star of his time defying all odds how he was huge and even had a thick accent, how many Agents and Managers though it couldn’t be done. I told myself I have always had a similar dream so what do I have to lose I can’t lose this dream I have just found my real purpose and passion in life. I want to inspire others to achieve greatness to defy odds and to make this world a better place. I hope to inspire others into believing that no matter where you come from you can make this world a better place.What challenges have you faced in the entertainment industry? What has been your most rewarding experience?I believe when I landed my first Agent and he started sending me out for auditions it was during that time I didn’t knew other actors who could help me with self tapes or even practice my lines before an audition. I also struggled between jobs trying to find something flexible enough which allows me to make my days available for auditions. I suffered financially for a bit but then I was able to get through it just like everything else. With time my connections grew and I was able to utilize different areas of making money within the entertainment industry I do modeling, commercials and brand ambassador work as well. I designed a life that allows me to keep my days open for auditions and make decent money on the side. I guess one of my rewarding experiences would have to be when I got an Actor role on Suits.What is your favourite type of character to play?I would like to play characters from Marvel franchises I have always been inspired by super heroes and how they save our world from terror. I love Iron man, Batman, Spiderman, and Captain America. I do also like dark characters like Joker (Batman) and Loki (Thor)What market do you currently work in? Are there other areas you would like to work?I currently work in Toronto and I am represented by KG Talent,however I have travelled to NYC and have had few meeting with agencies. I am also looking to get representation in Los Angeles in the near future so that I can apply for an 0-1 visa which is for actors who are willing to work in the US market. I also do modelling, commercials and have started shooting my own projects so directing is another area I would like to capitalize in. As a model I have been punished in several magazines here in Canada and have a modeling agent as well.What advice would you give to someone new trying to make it in the acting industry?I believe the first and the most important thing is you have to love it. Theirs a lot of opportunity here in this city, network with follow actors, try to add your self to different casting sites I always recommend eBoss Canada, Casting Workbook and Actors Access. Get head shots from photographers land independent films and submit your self to agencies. Think of yourself as the CEO of your own business and be open to making some investments in areas such as quality head shots, casting website registrations and acting classes. Always have a long-lasting career goal in mind and remember you only lose when you give up.What fuels your passion?Performing can be very powerful. Although it can be for entertainment and comedy, it can also be used to inspire people. When I watch inspirational movies, I love how there can be a message which you can gain from that can make you stop to reevaluate yourself or benefit you. For instance, when I watched the Pursuit of Happiness, Will Smith’s character struggled to get where he wanted. Even though it wasn’t a huge difference at the end of the movie, the audience knew things would get easier and he would eventually get to his goal. Through the struggle, he didn’t stop but persevered. I can use this in my own life as I know acting is not easy and there will be a lot of challenges along the way but I just need to keep on being determined and dedicated and I will eventually reach my goal.What is something about you that most people would never guess?I am afraid of cats, I find it hilariousIf you were to do it all over again, would you do things exactly the same? Do you have any regrets? Successes that make you proud?Yes, without a doubt. I would do it all over again. I have been very blessed to do what I love. Perusing acting is the best decision I have ever made. I enjoy all my successes and Failures. I know that I have a goal to accomplish and everyday I am working towards it. I would like to quote Steve Jobs “Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by Dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your ear and intuition.”FOLLOW MOHAMMED ON SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/mohammed_junaid77/FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Mohammed-Junaid-202315079867824/IMDB: https://imdb.com/name/nm4357245/Written By:  Darlene MorrisonCLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL INTERVIEWS IN OUR ASPIRING TALENT SERIESIf you are an aspiring talent and would like to be featured in our Aspiring Talent SeriesContact Darlene via email at morrisonmediasocial@gmail.comOpen to all (e.g. Actors, Models, Singers, Dancers, Producers, Directors, etc.) Advertisement Twitter Meet Mohammed Junaid, he is a Model, Actor and Director in Toronto and is represented by KG Talent.Check out our Q & A below:As a child, did you want to be an actor, or did it fall into place through other activities?I was the only child of my parents and had no siblings my parents wanted me to pursue a normal career. I remember my mom used to say that one day my son would work for a multinational company. In my whole family no one ever pursued acting. As a child I knew I wanted to do something great. It was later that I found out that the happiest I have ever been is when I am on set performing I just love it. I grew up watching movies, which stared Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Arnold Schwarzenegger. I always knew I wanted to do what they did its just that the older I have become this dream has become more stronger. Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

3 Sep

Dont escape from election Nasim tells Oikya Front

first_imgMohammad NasimHealth and family welfare minister Mohammed Nasim today called upon the Oikya Front leaders not to escape from the upcoming election being feared of defeat.“We do believe in free and fair election. The game has began, don’t flee from the final match of December 30,” he told a victory day celebration rally in city’s Shahbagh area.Sammilita Muktijuddha Sangsad and Samillita Sangskritik Jote (SSJ) organised the event titled “Bijoy Mancha”.Nasim recalled the supreme sacrifice of three million martyrs and national four leaders on the victory day.He urged the Awami League activists to make door to door campaign ahead of the national polls and seek votes in favour of his party.Speaking on the occasion, shipping minister Shajahan Khan criticised Kamal Hossain’s role and his remarks towards journalist.Sammilita Muktijuddha Jote Chairman Helal Murshed Khan, SSJ president Golam Kuddus and SSJ general secretary Hasan Harif, among others, spoke.last_img read more

3 Sep

Trump brings Brexit advice on state visit to UK

first_imgUS president Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stepped off Marine One and make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on 2 June. Photo: AFPBritain will roll out the red carpet for US president Donald Trump on Monday as he arrives in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit.Queen Elizabeth II will welcome Trump and his wife Melania to Buckingham Palace, where they will be treated to a guard of honour, a private lunch and later, a glittering state banquet.But beneath the pomp and ceremony, Britain is in turmoil with prime minister Theresa May due to step down within weeks over her handling of her country’s exit from the European Union.True to form, Trump ripped up the diplomatic rule book before he even touched down by saying former foreign minister Boris Johnson would make an “excellent” choice to succeed May.He also recommended May’s successor walk away from talks with Brussels, refuse to pay Britain’s agreed divorce bill and leave the EU with no deal.The much vaunted UK-US “special relationship” was already under strain over different approaches to Iran, China and the Paris climate change accord.Opposition politicians are boycotting the banquet over what London’s mayor Sadiq Khan called Trump’s “divisive behaviour” and large protests are expected across the capital.But May and Trump are expected to emphasise the wider benefits of the old alliance when they hold talks at Downing Street on Tuesday.On Wednesday, they will join other world leaders in the English port of Portsmouth to commemorate 75 years since the D-Day landings, which changed the course of World War II.”Our relationship has underpinned our countries’ security and prosperity for many years, and will continue to do so for generations to come,” May said ahead of the visit.No-deal BrexitMay announced her resignation last month after failing to get her Brexit deal through parliament and twice delaying Britain’s EU departure.She will formally quit as her Conservative party’s leader on Friday, but will stay on while they find someone to replace her.Three years after the referendum vote for Brexit, Britain remains divided and anxious about its place in the world.Trump recommended the new government “walk away” from talks with the EU if it cannot get a good deal, and refuse to pay the £39 billion (45 billion euros, $50 billion) divorce bill May agreed.In an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper, he emphasised that there was “tremendous potential” for Britain to trade with his country after Brexit.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran socialist, denounced the president’s “entirely unacceptable interference in our democracy”.He earlier condemned putting on a show for a world leader who “rips up vital international treaties, backs climate change denial and uses racist and misogynist rhetoric”.Strained special relationshipTrump’s first official visit to Britain last year was overshadowed by criticism of May’s approach to Brexit, as well as large demonstrations.Protesters are planning another big turnout this week and are hoping to once again fly their inflatable balloon showing Trump as a baby over the streets of London.But the president’s itinerary, which also includes a tea with heir to the throne Prince Charles, will keep him away from the public.He is not due to meet prince Harry and his American wife Meghan Markle, who has previously been highly critical of Trump.Asked about Markle’s comments in his weekend interviews, Trump said: “What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.”May was the first foreign leader welcomed to the White House after Trump’s election victory in November 2016, but their relationship has not always been rosy.They have clashed in the past over his migration policies, while Britain still backs the Iranian nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord, both of which Trump has abandoned.Washington has also been putting pressure on Britain to exclude Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G network over security concerns, suggesting it might harm intelligence sharing.last_img read more

31 Aug

Why casual sex is not so cool

first_imgDoes a one-night stand or romping without any commitment or emotional involvement sound interesting to you? If yes, please beware. Researchers have found that a liking for casual sex may land you in trouble.The researchers found that a person’s preference for casual sex may actually increase their risk of being harassed.Also, adolescents who have been sexually harassed are more strongly inclined to have casual sex than others, the findings showed. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe results might give the impression that it is the victim’s fault for being harassed, but the researchers said their findings were not intended to “blame the victim”.”Absolutely not! We’re trying to understand the psychological mechanisms that underlie harassment,” said Mons Bendixen, Associate Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. It might be that a preference for casual sex results in more sexual solicitations in general, including undesirable ones. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe study, published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, also showed that adolescents who sexually harass others have had casual sex more often than those who do not harass others. They also fantasise more about casual sex and find it more acceptable to have sex without any commitment or emotional closeness.The study included 1,326 heterosexual girls and boys with an average age of nearly 18 years. The psychologists only looked at non-physical forms of sexual harassment.Fully 60 per cent of the girls and boys in the survey reported that they had been sexually harassed in the last year. Around 30 per cent of the girls and 45 per cent of the boys admitted that they had sexually harassed someone one or more times.last_img read more

31 Aug

Big snub Only two Minister of State slots for Bengal BJP

first_imgNEW DELHI: With BJP’s sterling show in Bengal, it was widely speculated that it would get at least a cabinet berth in Modi’s new cabinet. However, it ended up with two ministers of state. Babul Supriyo, the singer- turned politician who fended off actress Moon Moon Sen in Asansol returns as a minister of state. Debasree Chaudhuri the BJP MP from Raiganj was also inducted as an MoS in the Modi cabinet. This is being viewed by political analysts as a royal snub to the BJP party cadre in Bengal. The BJP increased its tally in Bengal from two in 2014 to an impressive 18 seats this time around.last_img read more