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Kovacic Nows not the time to consider my future

first_imgMateo Kovacic is happy at Chelsea right now and insists that his future is not the priority for the time beingThe 24-year-old midfielder is on a season-long loan deal at Chelsea after struggling to earn regular opportunities at parent club Real Madrid.Kovacic has since enjoyed an impressive start to life at Stamford Bridge with rumours indicating that a permanent deal may come to fruition in the summer.But the Croatia international plans to remain focused on the present rather than what his future could hold.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I wanted to be happy and at Chelsea I am,” Kovacic told Marca.“I just wanted to be happy and play matches, feel a responsibility within the team and I’ve found that at Chelsea.“This is not the time to talk about anything other than playing and enjoying. I don’t want to think about what will happen and do want to be happy doing what I like, which is to play football every week.”Kovacic has made 15 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions this season.last_img read more

Captain Marvel postcredits scenes explained

first_img How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order Tags 21 TV and Movies What it meansIt would seem Captain Marvel was indeed at the other end of that pager, as everyone had assumed at the end of Infinity War. It also appears Carol survived the snap. In one of the last Captain Marvel scenes, Carol gives Fury an upgraded version of his pager, telling him to use it if he ever needs her to come back.So, is this an actual scene from Avengers: Endgame, a heavily edited version of a scene, or something filmed exclusively for the Captain Marvel postcredits scene? It’s difficult to say, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t exactly how Carol’s arrival on Earth plays out in Avengers: Endgame. Nevertheless, it was awesome. captain-marvel-tv-spot-thumbCarol takes her hero shot.  Marvel Scene 2: Cute and slightly disgustingWe start the scene with a tight front shot of Nick Fury’s desk from 1995. The nameplate simply says “N. Fury” on the front. His office appears to be completely vacated. The camera slowly zooms in, and Goose the cat enters the frame. Like all cats do, especially mine — a lot lately, annoyingly — he begins to cough up a hairball. After few seconds of heaving, he coughs up the Tesseract onto Fury’s desk. After a beat, the film ends.What it meansIn the movie, Goose the cat is revealed to be a Flerken. That’s an alien species that looks like a cat but can devour things with huge tentacles that come out of its mouth. During the movie, Goose swallows the Tesseract to keep it away from Star Force — the Kree’s Seal Team 6, led by Jude Law’s Yon-Rogg, which Carol is a member of at the beginning of the movie. If only they all knew what this actually was… 26 Photoscenter_img Comments Captain Marvel is a fantastic addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe of movies, with great performances, fantastic action, one of the best stories of any MCU movie so far and the real 90s independent movie feel. As expected, it also had two postcredits scenes. The first will probably get you even more excited about Avengers: Endgame than you already are, and the second is more of a humorous bookend to the film. Definitely stay for the first one. The second one is up to you. I will say this, though: the second one is a lot better than the second postcredits scene in Ant-man and the Wasp. And now, a huge, Quadjet-size spoiler warning if you’d rather go into the movie (and maybe Avengers: Endgame?) cold. Composite by Aaron Robinson  Scene 1: Carol Danvers, allow me to introduce you to…The scene starts with a closeup of Fury’s pager from the end of Avengers: Infinity War. It’s still beeping and Captain Marvel’s symbol is still on the screen. Suddenly the pager screen goes black. We then cut to Steve Rogers and Black Widow looking over some holographic images, still getting data on how many people are dead after Thanos’ snap. Marvel Cinematic Universe postcredits scenes, rankedRhodey then enters the room and tells them the pager is no longer sending a signal. We see Bruce Banner, who says whatever signal it was sending finally crapped out. nullCaptain Marvel just caught the train to the billion dollar club. Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios “I thought we bypassed the battery,” Cap says. Replies Rhodey, “Well, we did. It’s still plugged in, just stopped.” Cap tells them to reboot it and send the signal again. Black Widow says the message was obviously important to Fury and to tell her the second they get the pager working again. “I want to know who’s on the end of that thing,” she says. Black Widow then turns to leave, and standing right in front of her is Captain Marvel looking pissed off. After a beat she asks, “Where’s Fury?” The scene ends. Share your voice Captain Marvel Marvellast_img read more

Voting affected as EVM malfunctions reported in Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu slams

first_imgIn picture: An electronic voting machine.Twitter/Doordarshan News [Representational Image]As India enters the voting session for the first phase of the Lok Sabha 2019 elections, trouble has erupted in many polling stations as electronic voting machines (EVMs) malfunctions have been reported in many places. EVM glitches have been reported from Andhra Pradesh where the voters have queued in huge numbers to cast their votes from 7 am.Voting for 175 assembly seats and 25 parliamentary seats in AP is being held currently in a single-phase election. There are a total of 3,93,45,717 registered voters in the state, including 1,94,62,339 male, 1,98,79,421 female and 3,957 transgenders. Of the total, 10.15 lakh are first-time voters in the age group 18-19, reports PTI.Chief Minister of AP and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader N Chandrababu Naidu has slammed the Election Commission (EC) for the malfunction of EVM’s. He wrote to the EC claiming that nearly 30 per cent of the EVM’s are not working properly till 10 am.In Anantapur, Guntur, Kadapa and Kurnool regions the voting did not start till 9 am as the voting machines had some troubles. Similar reports of EVM malfunctioning has been reported from different parts of the state.Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Andhra Pradesh Gopala Krishna Dwivedi was not able to cast his vote due to such malfunctions. He came to the Christianpeta Municipal High School in Tadepalli town of Guntur district to vote.Dwivedi said that about 50 polling stations across the state have reported EVM glitches. He also pulled up the election officials in the polling station for not taking enough precautions. He said that technical teams were on the job to replace the faulty EVM’s and enable polling.last_img read more

UPDATE Lobbyist Hired By Manafort Resigns From Firm

first_imgWATCH: @SenMarkey talks Russia investigation on #AMR https://t.co/55H9hSiVmE— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) October 30, 2017 About to join @mitchellreports @MSNBC to talk #ManafortIndictment and Special Prosecutor Robert #Mueller investigation into #TrumpRussia.— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) October 30, 2017 Twitter Reactions:Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign. But why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017 Manafort and Gates have been indicted. Papadopoulos plead guilty. THIS is how you drain the swamp! #IndictmentDay #ImpeachTrump— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) October 30, 2017 George Papadopoulos — Statement of the Offense: Russia’s attack on our democracy is of enormous consequence. Trump must not, in any way, try to derail or obstruct Mueller’s investigation. https://t.co/3NCpFM6eHd— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 30, 2017 Share Read my statement on charges against Trump campaign officials: https://t.co/DcAa0p1kxt— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) October 30, 2017 Photo credit via Wikimedia CommonsSpecial counsel Robert Mueller’s high-powered team of investigators and lawyers has expertise in everything from white-collar crime and fraud to national security.The latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign and Russia (all times local ET):6:25 p.m. (ET)Prominent Washington lobbyist Tony Podesta has resigned from his firm amid fallout from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s indictment.Prosecutors allege Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates illegally acted as unregistered foreign agents for Ukrainian political interests by hiring and directing lobbying work by the Democratic-leaning Podesta Group and a Republican competitor.It is not clear what Podesta’s firm knew about Manafort’s ultimate client or the extent of his involvement when it performed lobbying work on behalf of the European Center for a Modern Ukraine between 2012 and 2014. Prosecutors allege the organization was a front for the Ukrainian government.A person familiar with the Podesta Group, who spoke anonymously to preserve relationships with former colleagues, says Podesta resigned to avoid further enmeshing his firm and colleagues in controversy.__6:20 p.m. (ET)The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says there would be “a huge explosion” if President Donald Trump were to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.California Sen. Dianne Feinstein says “the country would not put up with it.”The first indictments in Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election were revealed Monday. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was among those indicted.Some conservative media figures are recommending Mueller step aside.The White House says Trump does not plan on firing the special counsel. Trump has made no secret of his disgust with the probe and his unhappiness at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the matter.__5:20 p.m. (ET)A senior Senate Republican is calling the indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort “an overreach.”Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a member of the Judiciary Committee, told reporters on Monday “frankly I’m having a rough time seeing why in the world they’re indicting him.”Manafort and his business partner pleaded not guilty to felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts.Judiciary Committee Republicans and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a news conference Monday to talk about judicial nominees. Reporters tried to press them about the indictments in the probe of Russia’s meddling in last year’s election.McConnell left before reporters had a chance to question him but Hatch said about the Manafort indictment: “I don’t see any reason for it right now.”__3:50 p.m. (ET)The White House says the investigation into Russia meddling into the 2016 election did not come up Monday in a meeting between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe was not discussed during the long-scheduled lunch meeting at the White House.Vice President Mike Pence joined the pair in the president’s private dining room off the Oval Office hours after Mueller released indictments against two former Trump campaign aides.Trump has mused in the past about firing Mueller and Sessions has recused himself from the Russia probe because of his campaign advocacy for Trump.White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Monday there is “no intention or plan to make any changes in regards to special counsel.”__3:30 p.m. (ET)An attorney for President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman says that there is “no evidence” that his client or the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.Kevin Downing made the statement outside a federal courthouse in Washington where his client Paul Manafort had just pleaded not guilty to felony charges including conspiracy against the United States and several financial charges. Downing also says that charges related to his client’s offshore money transfers are “ridiculous.”An indictment against Manafort and his longtime business associated, Rick Gates, was unsealed early Monday. Manafort was released on $10 million bond and placed on house arrest. Gates’ bond was $5 million.__3:30 p.m. (ET)Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates have both been released on home confinement following a hearing before a federal judge in Washington.Manafort was freed on a $10 million bond Monday meant to guarantee his future court appearances. Gates was released on a $5 million bond. A 12-count indictment against the two GOP political consultants was unsealed earlier accusing them of conspiracy against the United States and other felonies.The men will not be allowed to leave their homes except for medical appointments, religious observances and meetings with their attorneys. Manafort lives in Alexandria, Virgina, while Gates resides in Richmond, Virgina.Their next court date is set for Thursday before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson.__2:45 p.m. (ET)The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is praising the Justice Department for enforcing a law that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the United States.Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is reacting to the indictment of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and associate Rick Gates on 12 counts, including acting as an unregistered foreign agent. The federal indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller charges the men funneled payments through foreign companies and bank accounts as part of political work in Ukraine.Grassley has long prodded the government to better enforce the law, called the Foreign Agents Registration Act. He said “it should be enforced fairly and consistently, regardless of politics or any other factor.”Grassley’s panel is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.__2:10 p.m. (ET)Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates have pleaded not guilty following their arrest on charges related to conspiracy against the United States and other felonies. The charges are the first from the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.Manafort and Gates appeared before a federal judge Monday in Washington. They are charged with a combined 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.__2:01 p.m. (ET)A White House spokeswoman says President Donald Trump is not planning “any changes” with special counsel Robert Mueller.White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responded Monday to a question about whether the president is considering firing Mueller. She said there is “no intention or plan to make any changes in regards to special counsel.”Sanders also said the White House expects the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election “to conclude soon.”The investigation resulted in its first charges Monday, with a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump admitting he lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russians. Separately, Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former Manafort business associate were indicted on felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts.__2 p.m. (ET)A House Democrat says he will introduce a Constitutional amendment to limit a president’s authority to pardon.Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee said he’ll introduce the amendment after President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and an associate were indicted on Monday.A new amendment would require a two-thirds majority vote in both the GOP-controlled Senate and the GOP-controlled House or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the state legislatures.Cohen said that if the amendment is adopted, it would “prohibit presidents from pardoning themselves, their families, members of their administrations and individuals who worked on their presidential campaigns.”__1:40 p.m. (ET)The White House is distancing itself from the indictment of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates, as well as a plea agreement involving a former Trump campaign official.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says most of the alleged activities for which Manafort and Gates have been indicted took place before the 2016 campaign.Sanders says the alleged misdeeds have nothing to do with Trump.But she says it “has everything to do” with Hillary Clinton’s campaign and a research firm that produced the dossier of allegations about Trump’s ties to the Kremlin.Sanders was asked about the guilty plea by former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. She says Papadopoulos was a “volunteer.”__1:30 p.m. (ET)A senior Russian lawmaker says the indictments of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and an associate indicate that the probe into the alleged collusion between Trump campaign and Russia has failed.Alexei Pushkov, the head of the information committee at the upper house of Russian parliament, said on state television Monday that the indictments detailing conspiracy and money laundering charges against Paul Manafort are related to his work in Ukraine and “have no relation whatsoever to Russia.”Pushkov said the indictments represent a “complete fiasco” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, adding that “the mountain has brought forth not even a mouse, but a dead mouse.”He said Mueller’s probe has been based on “fakes” and championed by those in the U.S. who want to oust Trump and loathe Russia.__12:01 p.m. (ET)House Speaker Paul Ryan isn’t commenting on the indictments of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and an associate.Ryan said in a radio interview on WTAQ in his home state of Wisconsin that he doesn’t have anything to say on that, other than “nothing’s going to derail what we’re doing in Congress because we’re working on solving people’s problems.”Ryan was discussing the Republican effort to overhaul the tax code.Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were indicted Monday on felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other charges as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Several congressional committees are also investigating the interference.__11:30 a.m. (ET)The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says lawmakers must make clear to President Donald Trump that pardoning any of his associates in the Russia probe would be “unacceptable, and result in immediate, bipartisan action by Congress.”Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and an associate were indicted Monday as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference.Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said Congress should pass legislation to protect Mueller’s job. His panel is probing the interference.Warner said former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos’ guilty plea of lying to the FBI is “just the latest in a series of undisclosed contacts, misleading public statements, potentially compromising information, and highly questionable actions from the time of the Trump campaign.”__10:30 a.m. (ET)A former campaign aide to President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents working for special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.George Papadopoulos (PAH’-pah-dah-puh-lus) pleaded guilty on Oct. 5 to one count of lying to FBI agents about the nature of his interactions with “foreign nationals” who he thought had close connections to senior Russian government officials. The plea was unsealed Monday.Papadopoulos is the first person to face criminal charges that cite interactions between Trump campaign associates and Russian intermediaries during the 2016 presidential campaign.Papadopoulos was a member of the campaign’s foreign policy team. But Trump aides have said he played a limited role in the campaign and no access to Trump.__10:30 a.m. (ET)President Donald Trump says alleged misdeeds by his former campaign chairman were “years ago” and insists there was “NO COLLUSION” between his 2016 campaign and Russia.Former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates were indicted Friday on money laundering and conspiracy charges. The indictment says money laundering occurred through “at least 2016.”Trump reacted on Twitter Monday.Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign. But why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017He then added: “Also, there is NO COLLUSION!”….Also, there is NO COLLUSION!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017The indictments are the first arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sprawling investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Trump’s 2016 election effort.___10:20 a.m. (ET)Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is warning President Donald Trump not to mess with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.Schumer said Monday that the indictments of Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Manafort’s associate Rick Gates “show that the special counsel’s probe is ongoing in a very serious way.”He said the president must not interfere with the probe, and if he does, “Congress must respond swiftly, unequivocally, and in a bipartisan way to ensure that the investigation continues.”Lawmakers in both parties have praised Mueller and said Trump should not fire him.__10:20 a.m. (ET)President Donald Trump’s campaign is telling supporters that he is “still standing” Monday, hours after two former top aides turned themselves in to federal authorities.The fundraising e-mail from Eric Trump, the president’s son, warns that “There’s new opposition against my father and this Administration every day” and asked supporters to contribute to the re-election effort. The message adds: “as a loyal support of our movement, I know you know the truth.”Former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates were indicted Friday on money laundering and conspiracy charges.___9:40 a.m. (ET)The top Democrat in the House is pressing for an “outside, fully independent investigation” to expose Russia’s meddling in the election and the involvement of Trump officials.That’s the word from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. In a statement Monday shortly after indictments were unsealed, Pelosi said that even with the accelerating special counsel probe and congressional investigations, another inquiry was warranted.Pelosi said that defending the integrity of the country’s democracy “demands that Congress look forward to counter Russian aggression and prevent future meddling with our elections.”___9:10 a.m. (ET)Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate, Rick Gates, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy against the United States and other felony charges.The indictments unsealed Monday in Washington contain 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money, failing to register as a foreign agent, false statements, and multiple counts of failing to file reports for foreign bank accounts.Manafort, of Alexandria, Virginia, and Gates, of Richmond, Virginia, both turned themselves in to the FBI on Monday.___8:45 a.m. (ET)President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, surrendered to federal authorities Monday. That’s according to people familiar with the matter.The charges are the first in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Details on the charges have not been released.Manafort and Gates surrendered to federal authorities in Washington. They are expected in court later Monday to face charges brought by Mueller’s team. That’s according to one person familiar with the investigation. A second person said that Gates had worked out an arrangement to turn himself in on Monday.The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss publicly an ongoing federal probe.___8:35 a.m. (ET)The White House is declining comment on a New York Times report that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, have been told to surrender to authorities.Administration officials did not comment on the report Monday.Those are the first charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. The Times on Monday cited an anonymous person involved in the case.__8:21 a.m. (ET)The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, have been told to surrender to authorities.Those are the first charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. The Times on Monday cited an anonymous person involved in the case.Mueller was appointed as special counsel in May to lead the Justice Department’s investigation into whether the Kremlin worked with associates of the Trump campaign to tip the 2016 presidential election.Read the full indictment charges against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates:last_img read more