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Leeds manager Bielsa signs contract extension
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Leeds manager Bielsa signs contract extension

Argentine Marcelo Bielsa took charge at Elland Road in 2018 and led Leeds to promotion to the top flight in 2020 Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has signed a new one-year contract that will run till the end of the 2021-22 season, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The Argentine took charge at Elland Road in 2018 and led Leeds to promotion to the top flight in 2020. Speaking ahead of his side's opening league game against Manchester United on Saturday, the 66-year-old commended the owners for investing in training facilities and infrastructure. "Leeds have made a significant contribution economically for the tools for a manager to prepare his players to be the ideal ones," said Bielsa, who guided Leeds to ninth place last season. "Whether that be the pitches, the f...
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Taposh: Combing operation to help contain dengue

Mayor expresses frustration as Aedes larvae found in government complexes Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Wednesday hoped that the dengue situation in the capital will come under control with the ongoing combing operation to destroy Aedes mosquito larvae. Talking to reporters while inspecting an anti-mosquito drive at Khilgaon PWD Colony, he urged the city dwellers to play a responsible role in containing the Aedes mosquito menace. The mayor said they repeatedly sent letters to the authorities of government residential complexes in the DSCC areas alerting them about the Aedes mosquito breeding grounds. “We asked them to clean their areas but we found larvae here during our visit today [Wednesday]. It’s really very sad.” He said it will b...
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Irie becomes Japan’s first woman champion in Olympic boxing

Sena Irie became the first Japanese woman to win Olympic boxing gold on Tuesday, defeating Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines Sena Irie became the first Japanese woman to win Olympic boxing gold on Tuesday, defeating Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines on unanimous points to take the featherweight title in Tokyo. It was disappointment for Petecio, who had been looking to earn the Philippines' first Olympic gold in the country's proud boxing history. Judges' scorecards -- which are now displayed after each round to make Olympic boxing more transparent -- unanimously had the 20-year-old Irie ahead after round one. Both boxers were letting their fists go in a lively and open contest at Kokugikan Arena, which is usually used for Japan's national sport, sumo. The 29-year-old Petecio...
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Little Mix gets wax figures at London’s Madame Tussauds

The group shot to fame after winning the British version of talent show The X Factor in 2011 British girl band Little Mix joined the starry line-up at Madame Tussauds in London on Wednesday, July 28, with the wax museum unveiling the chart-topping group's replicas to mark their 10-year anniversary. Ex-member Jesy Nelson, who quit the band in December, joins singers Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards, and Jade Thirlwall in having their wax likenesses created based on the band's 2019 "Bounce Back" music video. The group shot to fame after winning the British version of talent show The X Factor in 2011 and has since scored several UK number one hits, including "Black Magic" and "Shout Out to My Ex". Its members started working with Madame Tussauds in early 2020, months before Nels...
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Feroza Begum Archive website launched honouring her life and work

To mark Feroza Begum’s 91st Birth Anniversary, Feroza Begum Archive website was launched on July 28 Legendary Nazrul Sangeet exponent Feroza Begum devoted her life to promote and teach music specially Nazrul Sangeet, becoming an unparalleled singer in the arena of Nazrul Sangeet. To mark Feroza Begum’s 91st Birth Anniversary, Feroza Begum Archive website was launched on July 28. This website consists of all her contributions to music thus, honouring the life and work of this eminent singer. On behalf of brother of Feroza Begum and Chairman of ACI Foundation M Anis Ud Dowla, anchor of the launching programme, eminent singer Sadya Afreen Mollick read out the message of Dowla and inaugurated the Website. In his speech he said this archive of Feroza Begum will remain untarnished and w...
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Box office: ‘Jungle Cruise’ docks with $34 million in theaters, $30 million on Disney Plus

The Disney film, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, debuted slightly ahead of expectations despite concerns the Delta variant would keep family crowds at home "Jungle Cruise" completed its first voyage with $34.2 million in theatrical ticket sales and another $30 million on Disney Plus, leading the competition in North America. The Disney film, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, debuted slightly ahead of expectations despite concerns the Delta variant would keep family crowds at home. For a movie that cost $200 million to produce, as "Jungle Cruise" did, its $34 million domestic box office opening weekend would traditionally be a major disappointment. But the pandemic has upended the movie theater business, scrambling the rubric for success as the industry mounts a ...
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Kamar Ahmed Simon to release ‘Neel Mukut’ on August 8

Simon, whose debut film 'Are You Listening!' received the National Film Award, announced that his next film 'Neel Mukut' would be available to stream on Chorki from August 8 Filmmaker Kamar Ahmad Simon’s Neel Mukut was slated for release on March 27, 2020. However, the film had to be indefinitely postponed amidst the coronavirus scare. One year has passed since the last announcement. The wait is finally over as “Neel Mukut” is set to premiere on streaming platform Chorki on August 8. Film-maker Kamar, the official invitee at Cannes-Berlin-Locarno, surprised everyone last year by promising to release his film locally before participating in any international festival. “I believe, festivals are definitely important for a director but films shouldn’t be made only for festivals. It’s ...
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Departmental action for needle push without Covid-19 vaccine

The accused has admitted her fault during the investigation The health authorities in Tangail have recommended departmental action against Sajeda Afrin, an assistant health inspector of Delduar Upazila Health Complex, for blunders during the vaccination campaign. Civil Surgeon Dr Abul Fazl Md Sahabuddin Khan sent a letter along with the investigation report to the director of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Monday asking it to take departmental action against the official. According to sources, Sajeda Afrin was vaccinating at booth No 2 of the Upazila Health Complex around 11:30 am on Sunday. Some of the receivers noticed that even though she had pushed the needles, she did not inject the vaccine. On information, Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Md Shamim exa...
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First ever Arab fashion week for men kicks off virtually

Set in the desert, the models all wore white, including lacy hoodies and pants From animal print ensembles to lacy hoodies and flared silky slacks, Arab men on Thursday got their first ever fashion week, with the three-day event showcased virtually online. Designer Furne One of Amato Couture, loved in Dubai for his ethereal designs, opened the unprecedented event with a fall/winter 2021-2022 collection entitled "The First Temptation." Set in the desert, the models all wore white, including lacy hoodies and pants. The traditional dishdasha robe worn by men across the Arab Gulf was featured, but revisited with a slit down the front. "The world around us is changing, so too are attitudes towards fashion, and nowhere more so than in the Middle East," said Mohammed Aqra, chief strat...
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Qatar’s Barshim, Italy’s Tamberi share high jump gold

Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim added a coveted Olympic gold to his list of accolades in the men's high jump in Tokyo on Sunday, but he had to share the medal with Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy after both men ended with jumps of 2.37 metres Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim added a coveted Olympic gold to his list of accolades in the men's high jump in Tokyo on Sunday, but he had to share the medal with Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy after both men ended with jumps of 2.37 metres. Both Barshim, 30, and the 29-year-old Tamberi did not have a failed attempt till they attempted to clear the 2.39 mark. Also Read: Italy's Jacobs wins first post-Bolt Olympic 100m gold After three failures each at 2.39, they ended up tied and entered a conversation with an Olympic official, who first offered them a ...