What Biden’s victory means for world

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Jill Biden’s Acceptance Speech Oscar de la Renta Dress Sold Out

first_imgDr. Jill Biden's Oscar de la Renta Dress Sold Out in Record TimeDoug Emhoff, Vice President Elect Kamala Harris, President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden on November 7, 2020. JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockIt looks like we have another inspirational, trendsetting woman on her way to the White House — and we aren’t event talking about Kamala Harris, who also happens to have killer style.Dr. Jill Biden stunned in a midnight blue Oscar de la Renta dress as she joined President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Harris on stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday, November 7. Just a few hours following the appearance, the $5,690 frock sold out.- Advertisement – The former second lady of the United States wasn’t the only one to bring her style A-game. Harris also made a splash in an all-white pantsuit reportedly created by American fashion designer Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera. According to CNN, this was a “very deliberate choice of outfit was a gesture of solidarity with the long line of women who have defied expectations in American politics.” After all, this monochrome coloring has long been linked to the suffragette movement and was notably also worn by Hillary Clinton when accepting the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!)- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img The 69-year-old educator paired the asymmetrical, floral print dress with pink heels and a black protective face mask. Though the piece was a pricey pick, The Outnet sold the design for a reduced price of $1,707 before selling out.The design house shared a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the number in a tweet on Monday, November 9. “Hope springs eternal. A look at incoming First Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s dress, which features house-signature asymmetric drapery and spirited floral vine embroidery.” In the image, co-creative director Fernando J Garcia and “in-house modiste” Luis are seen prepping the fit on a mannequin.This choice in designer has a long history in the White House. Not only did de la Renta dress first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, but according to Vanity Fair, he was also the designer of choice for Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Big Match Preview: Gyan doubtful as Stars look to avenge 2003 Rwanda defeat

first_imgMatch: Rwanda v GhanaVenue: Amahoro Stadium, KigaliDate: Saturday, September 5, 2015–In 2003, a Jimmy Gatete strike at the Amahoro Stadium against Ghana dented the Black Stars’ chances of making it to the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia.Rwanda qualified at the expense of Ghana, making it their first and only AFCON appearance up to date.The defeat against the minnows still remains a scar for Ghanaians. They know the Stars’ absence from the 2004 Afcon still remains the only AFCON Ghana has missed in the 21st century.Rwanda v Ghana 2003 was the game which saw the end of Germany’s Bukhard Ziese’s reign as head coach for the Black Stars. Twelve years on, the two teams are set to lock horns once again for another AFCON slot. A lot has happened since the two teams met with Ghana on the rise and Rwanda arguably on the same level as all those years ago.Ghana has made three World Cup appearances and made it to the grand finale of two AFCONs while Rwanda are still struggling to make an impact on the continent.The Amavubi’ have chopped and changed coaches, including acquiring the services of Ghanaian Sellas Tetteh at a point, to improve their fortunes all to no avail.On Saturday, Ghana start as favourites coming on the back of a 7-1 thumping of Mauritius in Accra. The Rwandans, however, will not go down easy as they also come into this game buoyed by their 1-0 win over Mozambique in Maputo courtesy Ernest Sugira’s strike. Both Rwanda and Ghana fine-tuned their preparations for this game with wins over Ethiopia and Congo Brazzaville respectivelyJohn McKinstry’s side have been in camp for about a fortnight as they plot Ghana’s downfall whereas Ghana have had barely five days to train for this tie.The 30-year old trainer is however skeptical about the state of the pitch in Kigali when the two teams lock horns. “The pitch is in a bad state. It is the worst state since I came here” When I first came to Kigali, more than five months ago, the pitch was really good. It was in a very good condition when I first came.” He further believed his side can be punished against a Ghana side who have bags of experience heading into this game“Will Ghana be as forgiving? If we concede possession to Ghana 50 times in the game because controlling the ball is a little bit more difficult on a hard and bumpy surface, Ghana can punish us.” Stars coach Avram Grant is preaching caution ahead of this game as he looks desperate to avoid the happenings of twelve years ago. “Rwanda is a very good side and very tricky. They have very good players so we have to be careful. They went and got three points in Mozambique so we have to give our best on Saturday,” Grant said. “I think it will be a tough match but we have to play good football so that we get a good result. What we have to do is to stay focused and concentrate on Saturday’s match.” TEAM NEWS GHANA: Asamoah Gyan remains a major doubt after  missing training with an injury. Swansea forward Dede Ayew is expected to play his first competitive game for the Black Stars since their AFCON loss in February after missing the Mauritius game through injury.He and Bournemouth based Christian Atsu are expected to provide width in the midfield which will also comprise of Afriyie Acquah and new Las Palmas signing Mubarak Wakaso.The back four and keeper are likely to remain unchanged with Afful, Rahman, Jonathan Mensah and John Boye all expected in.The major change may be upfront depending on Grant’s tactics and Gyan’s availability.Should Gyan be absent, Bernard Mensah or Richard Boakye Yiadom will be expected to partner Jordan Ayew up top. Mensah’s inclusion will mean a lone striking role for Jordan with Mensah dropping behind or Boakye Yiadom’s inclusion will mean a two-pronged attack. TEAM NEWS RWANDA:John McKinstry’s side is largely dominated by home-based players.Skipper Haruna Niyonzima is expected to pull the strings from midfield while AS Kigali striker Ernest Saguire leads the line up top.Rayon Sports’ keeper Eric Ndayishimiye who got substituted in the game in Maputo is likely to start in goal while  foreign based central defenders Salomon Nirisarike and  Emery Bayisenge will form the pair at the heart of the Rwandan defence.      `    `–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

Mkhitaryan rescues point for Arsenal against Wolves

first_imgEmery’s intentions were clear when he again named an attacking line-up with Alex Iwobi coming in for Mkhitaryan in the only change to the side commended for their 1-1 draw with Liverpool last weekend.Iwobi initially made a positive contribution, driving at the Wolves defence with a strong run into the area that ended when he was blocked off by Ryan Bennett.But after it had become clear during an open first half that Arsenal were vulnerable to Wolves’ swift counter-attacks, the Nigeria international made way at the interval for Matteo Guendouzi as Emery attempted to stiffen his midfield.Wolves had quickly demonstrated they were capable of exploiting the spaces left by Arsenal’s desire to go forward.Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka struggled to close gaps in midfield.The last thing the home side needed, then, was for Xhaka to lose concentration and allow the visitors the opportunity to establish a 13th-minute lead.The Switzerland international clearly thought there was a team-mate behind him when he allowed the ball to run-on inside the Arsenal half, and not Cavaleiro.The Wolves forward made the most of the unexpected gift by driving forward before picking out Raul Jimenez on the right-hand side of the Gunners’ penalty area, and when Jimenez drilled a low cross back across the face of goal, Cavaleiro turned the ball into the net.Were it not for two excellent saves by Bernd Leno from Helder Costa, Arsenal would have faced a much more daunting task as they tried to get back into the match.Their half-time change made Arsenal look more solid but it was not until the final 20 minutes that they applied the sustained pressure which finally delivered the equaliser.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s 86th minute equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw for Arsenal at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday as the Gunners extended their unbeaten run to 16 games in all competitions.Unai Emery’s side appeared set for defeat against their newly-promoted opponents as they struggled to recover after falling behind to Ivan Cavaleiro’s 13th minute goal.They were rewarded for an improved second-half performance when Mkhitaryan, introduced as a 76th-minute substitute, floated a cross into the Wolves penalty area that evaded everyone before drifting in at the far post.The leveller brought relief for the Gunners but for long periods of time, this was a less than convincing performance by the north London club.If Morgan Gibbs-White’s added-time shot had not deflected to safety after striking the underside of the bar, the home side’s recent run would have come to an abrupt end.Three draws in the previous four games, including Thursday’s scoreless stalemate with Sporting Lisbon, ahead of this clash had prompted Arsenal manager Emery to say his side were far from the finished article.And this performance will only have strengthened the Spaniard’s view that more work is needed to find the right balance between attacking intent and defensive solidity.The steady progress of recent weeks has taken Arsenal to the fringe of the top four but talk of them as possible title contenders stalled against a determined Wolves side aiming to end a run of three successive defeats.– Slow start –Once again Emery’s men started slowly. This was the fifth successive league game in which they have conceded the first goal while Cardiff City, currently in the bottom three, are the only other side not to have led at half-time in a Premier League game so far this season.last_img read more

Hazard wants to become Real Madrid ‘Galactico’

first_img“It is a different level. I had a lot of success with Chelsea and I want to win a lot with Madrid as well. Just to be here is a new challenge.”Hazard admitted Zidane was also a key factor in his decision.“Everyone knows Zidane was my idol growing up,” he said. “That he is the coach has been an important factor but not the only one. I already wanted to play here.“I was a kid playing football in the garden with my brothers when I began to be a Real Madrid fan.“Then I went to France, then to England, but being a Real Madrid player, wearing this shirt, it is an honour. I can’t wait for the season to start.”The shirt Hazard wore in front of the fans came without a number and he admitted he had told Mateo Kovacic at Chelsea to ask his fellow Croatian, Luka Modric, about the number 10.“I have been able to talk to Modric through Kovacic and I was joking when I asked him to lend me the number 10,” Hazard said. “He said no, so I’ll have to find another number.”Hazard scored 110 goals in seven seasons at Chelsea and was named in the PFA Premier League team of the year four times.At the end of the 2014-15 season, he was awarded both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Season.“In football you can always improve, you never reach your limit,” Hazard said.“There is always room to do better, both individually and collectively. I am in a good moment of my career, but this team can allow me to raise the bar even further.”Share on: WhatsApp Eden Hazard unveiled at Santiago Bernabeu. PHOTO via @realmadridarabMadrid, Spain | AFP | Eden Hazard said on Thursday he wants to become a ‘Galactico’ at Real Madrid and believes he is joining the club at the perfect moment in his career.Hazard was unveiled in front of around 50,000 fans at the Santiago Bernabeu after the Belgian’s long-awaited move from Chelsea was confirmed last week.“I’m not a galactico, not yet, but I hope I will be one day,” Hazard said in a press conference afterwards.“Despite everything I’ve done in the past, it will be like starting again from zero. I’m not a galactico, I’m Eden Hazard, just a very good player.”Madrid will pay Chelsea an initial 100 million euros for Hazard, with another 45 million due in potential add-ons for the 28-year-old, who has signed a five-year contract with his new club.Hazard admitted Madrid made a move for him after the World Cup last year but insisted this was the right time to leave Chelsea.“I don’t think it is too late, I am 28 years old, the best moment for a player,” Hazard said.“I have had various phases of my career, at Lille and Chelsea, and now I felt the time was right to join the best club in the world.”Madrid struggled without Cristiano Ronaldo last season and Hazard will be tasked with helping to fill the void.Despite the arrivals of Eder Militao, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy this summer, he is the first statement signing since Zinedine Zidane was reappointed in March.“When you play for a team like Real Madrid there is not one single star, the team is the star,” Hazard said.“I have been at Chelsea for seven years, but now I am the new guy in the team and I will try to contribute as much as possible.”Asked if he wanted to become the best player in the world at Real Madrid, Hazard said: “I will try but first I will try to be in the best team in the world.last_img read more

Ace play from Rachael Goodall at Helen Holm

first_img30 Apr 2012 Ace play from Rachael Goodall at Helen Holm Cheshire’s Rachel Goodall aced her way to a share of fifth place at the Helen Holm Scottish women’s open stroke play championship at Troon. The 21-year-old from Heswall had a hole-in-one on the 17th in the last round at the Royal Troon championship links. It helped her to finish on five-under par for the tournament and it was one of three aces scored during the championship. Rachael , who trains with England Golf’s top ranking Performance Squad,  was in the thick of the action throughout the 54-hole event – and, but for a disastrous nine early in the final round, could have been right at the top of the leaderboard. After the first round at Troon Portland, she shared the lead with Ireland’s Leona Maguire when they both scored seven-under par 68. Rachael started eagle, birdie and didn’t have a bogey on her card. In the second round she scored one-under 74 and was lying fourth on eight-under par. Rachael got to nine-under after a birdie on the first hole of the final round,– but slid down the leaderboard with a quadruple bogey nine at the fourth, sandwiched by bogeys on the third and fifth. She settled admirably after that, played the next 11 holes in level par, with one birdie and one bogey – and then had that ace on the 17th. The championship was won by Welsh teenager Amy Boulden, who will make her Curtis Cup debut in June. She birdied the long 15th, the long 16th and the short 17th to jump into the lead at 10 under par – and then holed a pressure par putt of 5ft to stay one shot ahead of Perrine Delacour of France. Leading final scores First two rounds Troon Portland, third round Royal Troon Par 225 (3×75) CSS 77 77 78 215 Amy Boulden (Conwy) 70 72 73 216 Perrine Delacour (France) 70 72 74 218 Laura Murray (Alford) 74 72 72, Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 71 70 77 220 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 68 75 77, Celine Boutier (France) 71 72 77, Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 68 74 78 222 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 73 73 76 224 Emelie Lundstrom (Sweden) 72 75 77, Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) 73 73 78, Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 73 71 80 225 Natalie Lowe (Styal) 81 72 72, Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 71 81 73, Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham) 76 75 74, Jess Wilcox (Blankney) 73 76 76, Chloe Ryan (Castleroy) 76 73 76 226 Bronte Law (Bramhall) 72 77 77, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 73 76 77, Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 72 76 78 227 Jessica Carty (Holywood) 72 78 77 228 Nikki Foster (Pleasington) 77 74 77 Rachael Goodall image copyright Cal Carson Golf Agencylast_img read more