Both the English clubs are going to fight it out for the Champions League.ReutersLiverpool FC is going to battle it out against English rivals Tottenham Hotspurs in the 2019 Champions League Final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. This is the first instance of an all English Champions League Final since 2008 when Manchester United beat Chelsea in a penalty shootout after both teams could not break the deadlock in regular time.Both teams have had ups and downs throughout the tournament. The Reds made a memorable comeback from being 3-0 down against Barcelona to qualify with a 4-3 lead after winning the second leg at Anfield whereas the Lilywhites won due to a higher number of away goals against Ajax. When and where to watchThe Final begins at 9 PM local time and 12:30 AM (Thursday) IST. Viewers can catch the action live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. For online viewers, Sony LIV will be the platform for live streaming.Preview Liverpool is looking forward to win the Champions League for the sixth time with their charismatic manager Jurgen Klopp at the helm. After losing to Real Madrid in last year’s edition, the Anfield-based side is waiting to taste victory at European level for the first time since 2005. They also lost the English Premier League title to Manchester City despite losing only one game in the entire season.The Red’s road to Madrid was not at all smooth. They had a rollercoaster journey this year. They were placed in a tough group along with teams like PSG and Napoli. Liverpool finished second in the group to meet Bayern Munich in the Round of 16, whom they beat 3-1 on aggregate score. Liverpool looking forward to end their European Cup droughtReutersTheir biggest challenge came against Barcelona FC in the semi-finals. The Lionel Messi-led side was in sublime form with the captain leading the way. After losing 3-0 at Camp Nou, the Reds made a near-impossible comeback in the second leg at home. They beat the Blaugrana 4-0 to march into the Finals. Klopp now has a full squad to pick from with Roberto Firminho back in the frame after he was confirmed fit.On the other hand, Tottenham Hotspur was placed in a much more difficult group than Liverpool along with Barcelona and Inter Milan. After the Lilywhites did not buy any new faces from the transfer window everybody thought they will exit the tournament in the group stage itself. But they proved all wrong and after facing many ups and downs throughout the season, the Mauricio Pochettino managed side made it to the Finals. Pochettino will hope that Kane will be fit for the match.On their way to the last hurdle before the trophy, they beat Manchester City in the quarterfinals 4-3 on aggregate score. The second fixture had a controversial VAR decision which helped Spurs greatly in going through to the semis.In the last-4 stage, they defeated a totally rejuvenated Ajax side on the basis of more away goals to set up a date with Liverpool. The situation of the squad is much better at this moment with Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen, Harry Winks and Davinson Sanchez back in training.Liverpool have defeated Tottenham in this season’s Premier League twice, so they are the favourites. But it does not mean that Spurs will let them win easily. The Lilywhites will give their best to win the most coveted trophy in pan-European football.
HD Kumaraswamy slept on the floor during his stay in Chandraki village.TwitterKarnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s Grama Vaastavya (village stay) programme witnessed ugly scenes after he lashed out at the villagers at Raichur district as they questioned him on unemployment. The incident took place near Karegudda village of Manvi taluk on on Wednesday, when the workers from Yermarus Thermal Power Station protested in front of the KSRTC bus in which CM Kumaraswamy was travelling.#WATCH Raichur: Workers from Yermarus Thermal Power Station protested before the bus of Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy over wages and other issues & raised slogans of ‘Shame! Shame!’, while he was on his way to Karegudda for his ‘village stay prog’. The CM got angry on protesters. pic.twitter.com/FK3OI4limx— ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2019The protesters raised concerns over wages, unemployment and other issues to the CM. The angry protesters raised slogans against HDK which made him lose his cool. “When you have problems you come to me but when it is time to vote you vote for Modi,” an angry Kumaraswamy told the protestors.HDK also threatened to lathi charge the villagers for questioning him. He believes that the village stay programme will help the Janata Dal (Secular) have a better future by paving its way to the villagers’ hearts.
Linards ZarinsPR HandoutSinger Linards Zarins’ latest single titled I Miss You has struck a chord with the music lovers and received positive review and response from them. The track has gone viral on the social media.Linards Zarins premiered the lyrical video of his new single I Miss You on his YouTube channel and other music platforms on July 5. The song was instant hit with many music lovers and started creating buzz on the social media within no time. The audience not only expressed positive reviews in their replies, but also shared its link on micro-blogging networks. Here are some of their replies.Lessie Weimann: I am feeling this song and I really like it. keep expressing your heart through your music. Every word could be what some people need to hear. It most helped me get over a lot.James Harris: I don’t know but i feel his pain though I’m in a very happy and peaceful place in life but i know how it feels. I had my share too.Chris Nilles: Masterpiece. This is what made me fall love with Linards Zarins music. Beautiful song and beautiful video.Cleveland Raney: So beautiful song.I love Linards Zarins voice it’s so perfect and powerful.Leif Boyle: This song gives me a really good vibes and make me feel so good.Linards Zarins is a Latvian-born, Spanish-based singer and songwriter whose mix of pop and R&B vocals has led him to grow a sizable and engaged following. On April 12th, 2019, he released his debut single “Good Thing”, a sultry pop-summer track produced by platinum-selling producer Daniel Calvin. The song became a viral hit overnight amassing over 300k streams in less than a week on Spotify.Good Thing was featured on the Pop Trending Playlist alongside the likes of Billie Eilish, Khalid and Diplo. It stands as a testament to the growth and maturation that Linards has gone through over recent years. Musically, his distinct sound samples elements from urban, pop, Latin, electric, and dance genres that carve a chill yet upbeat atmosphere for listeners.Originally gaining exposure on a nationwide talent show in his home country, Linards would build on the momentum from it through a slew of widely acclaimed covers of artists such as Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and more. In one video covering The Chainsmokers and Kelsea Ballerini’s song, This Feeling, Linards amassed over 6 million views.Linards Zarins has a rapidly growing presence on Instagram with 576k followers as of April 2019. On Instagram, Linards consistently uploads content, interacts with fans, and uses it as a tool to contact and collaborate with artists from around the world.
BS Yediyurappa sworn-in as the chief minister of Karnataka on 26 July 2019TwitterKarnataka’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday issued a whip to all its 105 legislators to attend the Assembly on Monday from 11 am when the trust vote will be moved by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa for proving majority, a party official said.”The whip was issued at our legislature party meeting in the presence of Yediyurappa and all the MLAs at a hotel in the city. All the legislators have been told to be present in the Assembly by 11 am,” said BJP spokesman G Madhusudan.About 100 of the saffron party’s 105 legislators have been staying at a private resort in the city’s northern outskirts since July 12 when the 10-day monsoon session of the Assembly commenced and the month-long political crisis led to the fall of the 14-month-old JD(S)-Congress coalition government on July 23 after its Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy lost the trust vote.”Though the Governor (Vajubhai Vala) directed the new Chief Minister to prove majority by July 31, Yediyurappa had announced on Friday that he would face the floor test on July 29, as the Finance Bill had to be moved later in the day and passed by July 31.”With the Assembly strength reduced to 208 from 225, including a nominated member after Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified 17 Congress-Janata Dal-Secular rebel legislators, 105 is the new halfway mark for a simple majority, which the BJP has.”With the support of Independent H Nagesh, our party’s strength is 106, one more than the halfway mark to win the trust vote,” Madhusudan said.If Congress legislator B Nagendra, who is in a private hospital here for treatment, and Bahujan Samaj Party member N Mahesh abstain from the Assembly as they did on July 23, the effective strength for the floor test will be 206, with 104 as the magic figure for proving majority.Post-disqualification, the strength of the Congress has reduced to 64 from 78, excluding the Speaker and that of JD(S) to 34 from 37.On July 23, with 20 legislators – 15 rebels, two sick Congress MLAs, two Independents and the BSP member – absent, the Assembly strength was 205, with 103 the mark for a majority.The JD(S)-Congress coalition lost the motion as their combined strength was 99 against 105 of the BJP.
Khatron Ke Khiladi 10TwitterAfter a lot of buzz, shooting is all set to begin for the 10th season of stunt-based celebrity reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi. Host Rohit Shetty and the entire team of the show is geared up to trigger adrenaline rush in the audience with new set of daredevil stunts.The contestants flew off to Bulgaria in the wee hours of Thursday, August 1. Shivin Narang of Internet Wala Love fame, took to his Instagram handle to share a picture with his co-contestants before they jet off for the adventurous journey.Along with Shivin were Naagin star Karishma Tanna, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actor Karan Patel, RJ Malishka, Tejasswi Prakash, Amruta Khanvilkar, comedian and host Balraj Sayal. Going by the wide smiles of the contestants in the image, one can say that the team is quite excited to perform the dare-devil stunts.Apart from these contestants, Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 will also see Naagin actress Adaa Khan, Dharmesh Yelande and Bhojpuri queen Rani Chatterjee.Although the Bulgaria shoot schedule is likely to last for 45 days, yet, the show will be aired in the beginning of next year after Bigg Boss 13 concludes. Last year, choreographer Punit J Pathak had won the trophy defeating Aditya Narayan. Khatron Ke Khiladi has always managed to top the TRP charts leaving behind other popular TV show including The Kapil Sharma Show.