The BAFTA nominations did not escape criticism

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Azeglio Vicini cheap air jordan 1 wheat mens , who coached Italy to a third-place finish as host of the 1990 World Cup, has died. He was 84.


The Italian soccer federation said Wednesday that Vicini died in his hometown of Brescia, without providing further details.


Vicini coached Italy from 1986-91 and also guided the Azzurri to the semifinals of the 1988 European Championship.


During the 1990 World Cup, Italy’s only loss was a penalty shootout defeat to Argentina and Diego Maradona in the semifinals.


”He was a man who was hugely important for my footballing life,” said Salvatore ”Toto” Schillaci, who won the Golden Shoe award at the 1990 World Cup with a tournament-high six goals.


”He made me known all around the world. He believed in me and if I am what I am, 80 percent of the merit belongs to coach Vicini air jordan 1 wheat 2017 mens ,” Schillaci added. ”I hope the football world remembers him like he deserves to be remembered. He was a coach from another era, a real professional, and the advice he gave me was fatherly.”


The federation said that a moment of silence will be observed to mourn Vicini before Wednesday’s Italian Cup semifinal match between AC Milan and Lazio, and before all Serie A matches this weekend.


Vicini is survived by his wife and three children.(Agencies)




NANJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Police in east China's Nanjing City arrested 12 people Thursday, including the boss of an online financial firm, for illegally obtaining money.


Zhang Xiaolei air jordan 1 wheat mens , who was the controller of Qbao, and 11 other suspects have been arrested on charges of illegally siphoning off public money, police in Jiangbei new district in Nanjing said.


Zhang founded Qbao in 2012 and used it as a platform to accumulate money given by creditors, who were lured by large interest returns as high as 60 percent, police said.


Qbao was found to have amassed huge amounts of money, police said, without specifying numbers.


In its heyday jordan 1 wheat mens size 12 , the website was said to have 200 million registered users and billions of yuan worth in cash flow, according to previous report.


Local police said they were doing their best to retrieve investor losses. Police have seized assets of the company and the assets will be disposed of after the court verdict.


Police ask investors to timely register information with the police and not to organize illegal activities.


In January, 11 investors were detained for organizing illegal gatherings and disturbing public order.




LONDON, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- The British Academy of Film andTelevision Arts (BAFTA) unveiled Tuesday its shortlist for thisyear's film awards with "The Shape of Water" dominating thenominations.


"The Shape of Water", a fantasy film about a woman who falls inlove with a monster from the sea, was nominated in the best filmcategory and its director Guillermo del Toro was nominated for bothdirector and for original screenplay.


The film's female star Sally Hawkins was nominated for leadingactress and Octavia Spencer was nominated for supportingactress.


The film also picked up nominations in the original Music,cinematography jordan 1 retro wheat mens , production design, costume design, sound, editingand special effects categories.


The main challenge to "The Shape of Water's" domination of thenominations came from two films, the wartime drama "Darkest Hour"and the comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", whichboth picked up nine nominations.


The newly-released film "Darkest Hour" jordan 1 high og wheat mens , about former Britishprime minister Winston Churchill at a critical point during theSecond World War received nominations for best actor for the starGary Oldman, who plays Churchill, and for Kristin Scott Thomas, whoplays his wife Clementine Churchill.


Oldman won a Golden Globe award for his part in the film onSunday, and "Three Billboards" was named best film in the sameHollywood-based awards.


"Darkest Hour" was also nominated in best film, outstandingBritish film, original music jordan 1 high wheat mens , cinematography, production design,costume design, and make up categories.


The nominations for film not in English were "Elle", "First TheyKilled My Father", "The Handmaiden", "Loveless" and "TheSalesman".


Best animated film nominations were "Coco" cheap jordan 1 wheat mens , "Loving Vincent",and "My Life as a Courgette".


The BAFTA awards are part of the international film awardsseason, culminating in the Hollywood Oscars, which take place twoweeks after the BAFTA ceremony.


The BAFTA nominations did not escape criticism, with leadingcritics attacking the lack of any woman on the nomination list forbest director award.


The Guardian newspaper's top critic Peter Bradshaw wrote "it's alist which appears to have repeated the Golden Globes' groan-worthymissteps on women directors. This is not a good year to beunveiling another strictly all-male best director list."


The awards will be made on February 18 at a ceremony in London'sAlbert Hall, and will see a change in host from the actor StephenFry, who has hosted for 12 years jordan 1 wheat 2017 mens , to veteran actress Joanna Lumley.


by Christine Lagat


NAIROBI, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- The rolling hills in central Kenya where Brian Abu grew up provided a perfect training ground for the 27-year-old to master life's skills including agility, resilience and courage.


Abu had a modest upbringing, but his parents exhorted him to pursue his dreams while ignoring doomsayers who opined that a rural boy had minimal chances in life.


The last born child in a family of five scored an impressive grade in high school and in 2009, he joined the University of Nairobi to pursue a bachelor's degree in economics.


In a strange turn of events, Abu felt his calling was not in the dismal science and later switched to Chinese language and political science.


Abu was among the pioneer students at the University of Nairobi's Confucius Institute and cr.

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