The UEFA Champions League semifinals are set for later this month and early next, as Chelsea – Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain – Man City as predicted by everyone. Okay, maybe not entirely. Reigning champions Bayern Munich stumbled at the wrong time and Liverpool forgot its shooting boots against the injury-riddled defense of Real Madrid. [ MORE: Klopp reacts to exit ] All three of the four finalists rank amongst the world’s biggest spenders, led by “new money” Man City and PSG. Real Madrid, of course, helped set the standard for audacious transfer fees and salaries via the Galactico movement and Chelsea splashed loads of cash this summer before a coaching change put them over the hump. And here’s a fun fact: All four teams have at least one member of reigning World Cup winners France. Man City has Benjamin Mendy, Chelsea deploys N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud, Real Madrid boasts Raphael Varane, and PSG employs Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe. More Champions … [Read more...] about Champions League semis 1st look: Chelsea – Real Madrid; PSG – Man City
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Several people have been shot in an incident in Indianapolis, police say. WASHINGTON: At least eight people were killed in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis by a gunman who is believed to have then killed himself, police said. The victims were all found at a Fedex facility near the international airport where the shooting took place late Thursday, police spokeswoman Genae Cook told a news conference, adding several others had been taken to hospital. One man who said he works at the plant told local broadcaster WISH-TV he saw the gunman start shooting and heard more than 10 gunshots. "I saw a man with a sub-machine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open. I immediately ducked down and got scared," Jeremiah Miller said. Cook told reporters officers had responded to an "active shooter incident," adding they believe the gunman died by suicide. She said authorities judged there was no longer an immediate threat to public safety. A Fedex … [Read more...] about Shooting kills 8 in US city of Indianapolis
When Iron Man 3 hit theaters in 2013, many assumed it may be the last time fans would see Tony Stark's bodyguard/driver, Happy Hogan , played by Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau . Fans were given quite the surprise earlier this month when it was confirmed that Happy Hogan would return in Spider-Man: Homecoming , which is currently in production. While we still don't know how large or small his role is, Jon Favreau spoke about coming back to the MCU. Earlier this month, Jon Favreau was spotted in a photo released on Twitter by Robert Downey Jr. , alongside Marvel President Kevin Feige , Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland and Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo . While we don't know for sure if Jon Favreau was in Atlanta to film his role in Spider-Man: Homecoming , it certainly is possible. Yahoo! Movies caught up with Jon Favreau , who had this to say about remaining connected to the Marvel Cinematic … [Read more...] about Jon Favreau Talks Happy Hogan’s Return in Spider-Man: Homecoming
Captain America: Civil War is out and, Doctor Strange has wrapped production, so all eyes are on Marvel Studios slate of 2017 releases, and information about Spider-Man: Homecoming has been finally starting to pour in, though most of it has been rumors up until this point. We've known for quite some time that Cop Car director Jon Watts would be directing the first Spidey solo film that would be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the director took to Twitter yesterday to seemingly confirm some long rumored and much welcomed news. If the directors tweet is to be believed, it looks like Michael Keaton will indeed be playing the villain in Homecoming . Though the director didn't use any words in his Tweet , that gif said more than his words ever could have. Knowing how Marvel is with their reveals , it would be very unlikely that this Tweet is anything but a fun form of confirmation that the Oscar nominee is joining the MCU . This isn't from the first that we … [Read more...] about Is Michael Keaton the Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming?
STUFF Technology companies are being lured to Christchurch and could pump millions of dollars into the local economy. A world-leading self-automated transport company is proposing shifting all its offshore manufacturing from China to Christchurch – a move forecast to bring $20 million to the local economy each year. HMI Technologies executive chairman Mohammed Hikmet said Covid-19 had made it difficult to manufacture the technical components of its intelligent transport systems offshore. It was now looking to shift its company and manufacturing to Christchurch. HMI could be the latest company to see the potential of Christchurch’s burgeoning technology and innovation sector. Hikmet is a former pizza delivery man who fled Iraq following the 1991 Gulf War. He started Auckland-based HMI Technologies with his brother, Ahmed, and was named New Zealand’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 . READ MORE: Driverless car maker Mohammed Hikmet named Kiwi entrepreneur of … [Read more...] about Driver-less shuttles may be built in Christchurch – a $20 million boon to city