Xhaka captained Switzerland in Copenhagen (Picture: Getty)Xhaka, who wore the captain’s armband in Copenhagen, was one of Switzerland’s better players – but the midfielder was universally trolled for a moment in the second half which also involved ex-Arsenal team-mate Lichsteiner.AdvertisementAdvertisementHoping Xhaka brings this thing of beauty to the Premier League…@akhifc pic.twitter.com/wkYK4yaCh7— follow akhifc (@wasakhifc) October 13, 2019 Comment And another completely necessary angle of the routine…It’s a real shame we didn’t get more Swiss genius like this at Arsenal with Xhaka and Lichtsteiner. pic.twitter.com/yUA6IMmuEa— Dylan Walsh (@dylanwalsh_) October 13, 2019 Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner ridiculed over comedy free-kick routine Metro Sport ReporterSunday 13 Oct 2019 7:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Kasper Schmeichel produced a string of fine saves before Denmark’s late winner and Vladimir Petkovic reserved special praise for the Leicester goalkeeper after the final whistle.‘If it wasn’t for their goalkeeper, we would have scored three goals,’ the Switzerland manager said.‘It was still a good performance.‘We can take that into Tuesday’s game against Ireland.’MORE: Harry Redknapp backs Tottenham to finish third in the Premier League after shaky start Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner invented a brilliant free-kick routine during Switzerland’s defeatArsenal players past and present Stephan Lichtsteiner and Granit Xhaka produced the most bizarre free-kick routine of the season during Switzerland’s 1-0 defeat to Denmark.Yussuf Poulsen struck late on in Saturday evening’s Euro 2020 qualifying match to put Denmark level on points with the Republic of Ireland (12) at the top of Group D.Christian Eriksen produced another below-par display after a disappointing start to the season with Tottenham, but popped up when it mattered to assist Poulsen at the death.Third-placed Switzerland now face an uphill battle in qualifying for next summer’s tournament ahead of their clash with Mick McCarthy’s side in Geneva on Tuesday evening.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement
At a difficult time like this good deeds give many people hope.One anonymous donor did a kind gesture by giving everyone in the town of Earlham $150 worth of gift cards for food. The town’s population is 1,450.On March 26, Earlham Mayor Jeff Lillie received a call from a friend who told him there was a donor interested in interjecting money into the town’s economy.The donor told the mayor he would buy 500 gift cards from three local businesses.“I said to him, at 500, you’re darn near giving a gift card to every single household in Earlham,” Lillie said. “When I told him there were 549 households in town, he said ‘Done.’ And that was it. I was ecstatic because it made sure everyone would get a card.”The donor did not buy 549 cards in all instead he bought 549 gift cards from each of the three businesses. In total, they donated $82,350, meaning each business received more than $27,000.Everyone in the town got the cards in their mailbox. An envelope containing a letter from the city and three $50 gift cards to West Side Bar and Grille, Hometown Market, a grocery store, and Trostel’s Broken Branch, a restaurant and coffee shop.
New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) US-based Discovery Communications Inc expects India to become one of its top 10 markets globally in the next decade as it takes steps to cater to mass viewing segment including sports.As TV viewership undergoes a change in India with the advent of digital technology, the company is adopting a hybrid strategy of expanding in traditional segment as well as a preparing platform to tap on-the-go content consumers.”If you look at pure numbers prospective then I would love India to be among top 10 markets for Discovery globally. At core, we want a scalable play to be the among top 10 markets in 10 years,” Discovery Networks Asia Pacific SVP and GM South Asia, Karan Bajaj told PTI. Right now India ranks between 15 to 20 global markets of Discovery Communications. Bajaj said for Discovery, the Asia Pacific region that includes India and China contributes less than 5 per cent to the networks global turnover. Discovery Communications Inc had reported full year revenues of around USD 6.5 billion in 2016. There is a lot of scope for growth in India but it is also a very difficult, concentrated and competitive market with “top four player having around 70 per cent of the market”, he added. “Growth has to be very thoughtful. There are not easy spaces here,” Bajaj said, adding that at present, Discovery has an overall reach of 110 million households in India. As part of the growth strategy, he said Discovery would look at launching more channels to cater to the mass segment, like JEET — a Hindi general entertainment channel that is expected to be launched the end of 2017 or early next year. Besides, Bajaj said the company would also look at strengthening its sports segment with its newly launched channel, DSPORT with niche properties and live programming from various parts of the world. “When we think of sports, there are enough of underserved popular sports that are not being shown on television in India at present. We will address those demand,” said Bajaj said. He cited golf, popular football leagues from Europe and China as examples of potential sports properties that has scope. While cricket is an interesting proposition due to its popularity in India, it is very competitive, he added. When asked if the company would bid for IPL rights, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific President and MD Arthur Bastings said: “We are not ruling it out.” Elaborating on the way forward, Bajaj said the focus will be on both traditional viewing and digital. “In next 5 -10 years, we would have a completely blended ecosystem,” he said. In the long run, Bastings said Discovery Communications may also introduce live sports broadcast platform similar to Eurosport Player in the Indian market. Discovery Communications India currently operates 12 channels — Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery HD World, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Kids, Investigation Discovery (ID), Animal Planet HD World, TLC HD World, Discovery Tamil and a sports channel DSPORT. PTI KRH RKL SA ABMadvertisement