Engvall departs City for KV Mechelen

first_imgHe has put pen to paper on a two-year deal, with the option of a further two years.It brings Engvall’s two-year spell with City to an end. The Sweden Under-21 international arrived in BS3 for an undisclosed fee in 2016, with the 22-year-old striker making nine appearances in a City shirt.During that time, he has also spent two loan spells with Djurgaardens and most recently fellow Swedish club IFK Gothenberg, who the forward originally departed to join City two years ago.Everyone at the club would like to wish Gustav all the best for his future endeavours.The transfer is subject to international clearance.last_img

Chelsea outbid for Battersea site

first_imgStamford Bridge has been Chelsea’s home since 1905.The site came back on to the market last year after the proposed building of shops, homes and offices fell through.A Chelsea statement read: “We are disappointed not to be selected as the preferred bidder for Battersea Power Station.“We believe we can create an iconic and architecturally significant stadium on the site in a scheme which is commercially viable and of great benefit to the Wandsworth community and London generally.“We have been clear throughout this process that Battersea is one of a limited number of options the club is considering.”Chelsea announced earlier this month they had submitted a formal offer to Wandsworth Council to buy the land ahead of a possible move from Stamford Bridge – the Blues’ home for the last 107 years.The club’s relocations plans are complicated by a disagreement with Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO), a fan-owned company which acquired the Bridge’s freehold in 1997 to protect it from developers.An attempt by the club to buy the freehold back in October was rejected by CPO’s shareholders.See also:Chelsea ‘way off the pace’ in race to buy power station siteChelsea are not like Arsenal and shouldn’t leave Stamford BridgeA move to ‘the Battersea Bridge’ makes sense for Chelsea Malaysian property tycoons SP Setia and Sime Darby have won the right to redevelop Battersea Power Station, beating Chelsea’s bid to acquire the site.The successful bid is believed to be worth £400m and sets out plans for a complete revamp of the area on the south bank of the Thames, including an extension of the Northern Line of the London Underground.The power station has been closed for three decades, during which time a number of planned redevelopments have come to nothing.AdChoices广告 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

DeYoung, Near are Modified winners at Tri-City

first_imgBy Roger WilliamsAUBURN, Mich. (July 7) – Veteran Myron DeYoung and rookie Timmy Near were Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified winners Friday at Tri-City Motor Speedway.DeYoung added another victory to his 100-plus total in the class in the make-up event while Near prevailed in the scheduled show.Brenten DeYoung had a tough outing in the makeup feature and got the opportunity to redeem himself by starting on the pole in the second feature. Starting alongside rookie Preston Deshano, they took the field of 21 to the green flag.Matt Szecsodi, who had finished in the runner-up position in the Greased Pig event in mid-June, took over the lead and soon looked to be on his way to his first win of 2017. However Near, from his 15th starting position, searched the track and ran a higher line than the leader.Near, who repaired his machine from an incident in the first feature, used that high line to make the winning move in turn two to pick up the win. Szecsodi had to settle for another runner-up fin­ish.Greased Pig winner Chaz Pray, rookie Chad May and Gavin Hunyadi completed the top five.last_img read more

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

first_img In a Thursday, June 25, 2015 file photo, Jada Pinkett-Smith arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Magic Mike XXL” at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of mostly white nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday, Jan. 17, 2016, that they will not attend this year’s ceremony. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File) FILE – In a Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, Spike Lee attends the premiere of “Chi-Raq” at the Ziegfeld Theatre, in New York. Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of mostly white nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday, Jan. 17, 2016, that they will not attend this year’s ceremony. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK | Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will not attend this year’s ceremony.In a lengthy Instagram post, Lee said he “cannot support” the “lily white” Oscars. Noting that he was writing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Lee — who in November was given an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards — said he was fed up: “Forty white actors in two years and no flava at all,” he wrote. “We can’t act?!”In a video message on Facebook, Pinkett Smith also said she wouldn’t attend or watch the Oscars in February. Pinkett Smith, whose husband Will Smith wasn’t nominated for his performance in the NFL head trauma drama “Concussion,” said it was time for people of color to disregard the Academy Awards.center_img “Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power,” she said. “And we are a dignified people and we are powerful.”She added: “Let’s let the academy do them, with all grace and love. And let’s do us differently.” The video had amassed 4.5 million by mid-Monday afternoon.Last year’s all-white acting nominees also drew calls for a boycott, though not from such prominent individuals as Lee and Pinkett Smith. Whether it had any impact or not, the audience for the broadcast, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, was down 16 percent from the year prior, a six-year low.This year, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs has made a point of presenting a more inclusive show. The Feb. 28 broadcast will be hosted by Chris Rock and produced by “Django Unchained” producer Reginald Hudlin and David Hill. On Saturday, Rock, unveiling a new promotion for the broadcast, called the ceremony “The White BET Awards.”The academy didn’t respond to messages left Monday.When Oscar nominations were announced Thursday, Isaacs acknowledged she was “disappointed” that all 20 acting nominees were again white. Isaacs has worked to diversify membership for the academy, which a 2012 study by the Los Angeles Times found is overwhelming white and male.Many awards handicappers expected nominations for Idris Elba of “Beasts of No Nation” and Benicio Del Toro for “Sicario.” The N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” also failed to earn a best picture nomination, despite some predictions it would. Ryan Coogler’s acclaimed Rocky sequel “Creed” scored only a nomination only for Sylvester Stallone. (Lee’s own movie, the Chicago gang violence hip-hop musical “Chi-Raq” — celebrated by some and scorned by others — also went unnoticed.)The hashtag “OscarsSoWhite,” created last year, was quickly resurrected online following the nominations. Rev. Al Sharpton — who last year met with former Sony head Amy Pascal following leaked emails that some viewed as racist — on Friday lambasted the academy.“Hollywood is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher up you get the whiter it gets and this year’s Academy Awards will be yet another Rocky Mountain Oscar,” said Sharpton.In his post, Lee made it clear the Academy Awards is only part of the problem in an industry with deep-rooted diversity issues. In his Governors Awards speech, Lee said “It’s easier to be the president of the United States as a black person than be the head of a studio.”“The Academy Awards is not where the ‘real’ battle is,” wrote Lee on Tuesday. “It’s in the executive office of the Hollywood studios and TV and cable networks. This is where the gate keepers decide what gets made and what gets jettisoned to ‘turnaround’ or scrap heap. This is what’s important. The gate keepers. Those with ‘the green light’ vote.”Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/jakecoyleAPlast_img read more