Feb 142022
 

Celebrity Geraldine Viswanathan


Geraldine Viswanathan

Born

20 June 1995

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia



She gained attention in the role of Kayla in the 2018 film Blockers, for which Refinery29 referred to her as “the film’s breakout star”. Viswanathan starred in the 2019 coming-of-age film Hala, as well as Bad Education opposite Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney. She also played a recurring role in the Australian series Janet King, and currently appears in the TBS comedy anthology, Miracle Workers.

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Feb 142022
 

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Ghostbusters

DirectorIvan Reitman

Year1984

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[Synopsis]

After Columbia University parapsychology professors Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, and Egon Spengler experience their first encounter with a ghost at the New York Public Library, the university dean dismisses the credibility of their paranormal-focused research and fires them. The trio responds by establishing “Ghostbusters”, a paranormal investigation and elimination service operating out of a disused firehouse. They develop high-tech nuclear-powered equipment to capture and contain ghosts, although business is initially slow.

After a paranormal encounter in her apartment, cellist Dana Barrett calls the Ghostbusters. She recounts witnessing a demonic dog-like creature utter a single word: “Zuul”. Ray and Egon research Zuul and details of Dana’s building while Peter inspects her apartment and unsuccessfully attempts to seduce her. The Ghostbusters are hired to remove a gluttonous ghost, Slimer, from the Sedgewick Hotel. Having failed to properly test their equipment, Egon warns the group that crossing the energy streams of their proton pack weapons could cause a catastrophic explosion. They capture the ghost and deposit it in an ecto-containment unit under the firehouse. Supernatural activity rapidly increases across the city and the Ghostbusters become famous; they hire a fourth member, Winston Zeddemore, to cope with the growing demand.

Suspicious of the Ghostbusters, Environmental Protection Agency inspector Walter Peck asks to evaluate their equipment but Peter rebuffs him. Egon warns that the containment unit is nearing capacity and supernatural energy is surging across the city. Peter meets with Dana and informs her Zuul was a demigod worshipped as a servant to “Gozer the Gozerian”, a shapeshifting god of destruction. Upon returning home, she is possessed by Zuul; a similar entity possesses her neighbor, Louis Tully. Peter arrives and finds the possessed Dana/Zuul claiming to be “the Gatekeeper”. Louis is brought to Egon by police officers and claims he is “Vinz Clortho, the Keymaster”. The Ghostbusters agree to keep the pair separated.

Peck returns with law enforcement and city workers to have the Ghostbusters arrested and their containment unit deactivated, causing an explosion that releases the captured ghosts. Louis/Vinz escapes in the confusion and makes his way to the apartment building to join Dana/Zuul. In jail, Ray and Egon reveal Ivo Shandor, leader of a Gozer-worshipping cult, designed Dana’s building to function as an antenna to attract and concentrate spiritual energy to summon Gozer and bring about the apocalypse. Faced with supernatural chaos across the city, the Ghostbusters convince the mayor to release them.

The Ghostbusters travel to the apartment building roof as Dana/Zuul and Louis/Vinz open the gate between dimensions and transform into demonic dogs. Gozer appears as a woman and attacks the Ghostbusters then disappears when they attempt to retaliate. Her disembodied voice demands the Ghostbusters “choose the form of the destructor”. Ray inadvertently recalls a beloved corporate mascot from his childhood, and Gozer reappears as a gigantic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man that begins destroying the city. Against his earlier advice, Egon instructs the team to cross their proton energy streams at the dimensional gate. The resulting explosion destroys Gozer’s avatar, banishing it back to its dimension, and closes the gateway. The Ghostbusters rescue Dana and Louis from the wreckage and are welcomed on the street as heroes.

Feb 122022
 

Portsmouth FC 2021/2022


H League 1
Portsmouth 4
Doncaster Rovers 0


FORM GUIDE

WON WON LOST LOST LOST DRAWN LOST LOST WON DRAWN

Pompey produced a ruthless second half display to blow away bottom-of-the-table Doncaster at Fratton Park.

The opening 45 minutes were distinctly forgettable, but it was a completely different story after the interval.

A firm header from Reeco Hackett opened the scoring and the lead was soon doubled by George Hirst.

Aiden O’Brien then came off the bench for his home debut and instantly found the net to leave Rovers deflated.

But there was still time for the superb Sean Raggett to head home deep into stoppage-time to double his tally for the week.

Danny Cowley made three changes from the side that saw off Burton, also on home soil, earlier in the week.

Marcus Harness returned in an unfamiliar wing-back role on the right, while Hackett occupied the opposite flag.

Skipper Clark Robertson came into the back three, as Connor Ogilvie, Mahlon Romeo and Denver Hume all dropped to the bench.

The contest took a while to liven up and half-chances were the order of the day for much of the first period.

Michael Jacobs was crowded out as he tried to get a shot away, while Josh Martin’s free-kick at the other end somehow evaded everyone on its way out of play.

The visitors were first to seriously threaten, courtesy of a Reo Griffiths effort that was gathered by Gavin Bazunu at the second attempt.

Louis Thompson then released Harness on the right and his low centre flew agonisngly behind three of his team-mates in the box.

But Rovers almost broke the deadlock on 26 minutes and it took an excellent Raggett clearance to deny them.

Matt Smith combined well with Tommy Rowe to tee-up Joe Dodoo, whose close-range shot was heading for the net until the Pompey defender managed to get it clear.

Jonathan Mitchell then made a couple of regulation saves to deny first Hirst and soon after the in-form Jacobs.

There was a moment of controversy just before the break when Ronan Curtis went down in the box under pressure from a couple of defenders, but referee Tom Reeves ignored his appeals.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Doncaster Rovers 0


Hackett swung in a great delivery shortly after the restart, with Joseph Olowu doing just enough to put off Hirst and stop the striker making a connection.

Raggett was then called upon to make another brave block inside the area, this time from Martin’s shot.

But it was the Blues who finally broke the deadlock on 56 minutes, when Harness swung in an excellent cross from the right.

Hirst was unable to get on the end of it, but HACKETT got above Kyle Knoyle at the back post to find the net with a bullet header.

And things got even better for the hosts just past the hour mark after Ben Jackson nodded the ball straight into the path of HIRST.

The striker superbly brought the ball under control and raced clear before squeezing a shot past Mitchell.

Cowley freshened things up with a substitution soon after, as Tyler Walker made way for Ryan Tunnicliffe.

With the pressure eased, Pompey started to play some neat passing football and a Jacobs curler was held by Mitchell following Tunnicliffe’s exquisite flick.

The hosts were looking to wrap things up and Mitchell just about managed to prevent Harness from finding the net from an acute angle.

January arrival O’Brien was handed a run out for the final 10 minutes, as Jacobs made way to warm applause.

And O’BRIEN marked his Fratton bow by putting the result beyond doubt just a few seconds later, beating Knoyle to bundle Curtis’ low centre over the line.

Cowley’s final switch saw the livewire Thompson make way for Ogilvie, but still the Blues looked to attack.

It took the fingertips to Mitchell to stop them scoring again, as he turned behind a long-range Curtis free-kick.

Doncaster looked like all their energy had been sapped clear and the Blues controlled the closing stages.

And they put the cherry on the cake right at the death, as a fine free-kick into the box by Hackett was firmly nodded home by RAGGETT.

Pompey (3-4-3): Bazunu; Carter, Raggett, Robertson (c); Harness, Thompson (Ogilvie 83), Jacobs (O’Brien 80), Hackett; Curtis, Harness, Walker (Tunnicliffe 67)
Goals: Hackett 56, Hirst 63, O’Brien 81, Raggett 90+5
Booked: Thompson
Subs not used: Webber, Romeo, Jewitt-White, Hume

Doncaster (4-1-4-1): Mitchell; Knoyle, Younger, Olowu, Jackson (Agard 70); Gardner; Griffiths, Smith, Rowe (c), Martin (Barlow 78); Dodoo (Odubeko 60)
Subs not used: Jones, Williams, Seaman, Clayton

Referee: Tom Reeves

Attendance: 14,767 (295 away fans)

Feb 082022
 

Portsmouth FC 2021/2022


H League 1
Portsmouth 2
Burton Albion 1


FORM GUIDE

WON LOST LOST LOST DRAWN LOST LOST WON DRAWN WON

Pompey finally registered their first League One victory of 2022 by seeing off stubborn Burton at Fratton Park.

It was a deserved outcome, although the hosts probably should have made life easier for themselves following a dominant first half display.

Sean Raggett headed them in front and Michael Jacobs continued his fine individual form by doubling the leas before the break.

But former Fratton loanee Gassan Ahadme reduced Albion’s deficit shortly after the restart, meaning the rest of the contest was nervier than it might have been.

Danny Cowley made two enforced changes from the side that were cruelly beaten at Oxford at the weekend.

Joe Morrell saw his appeal for a harsh sending off dismissed, so began a three-match ban and made way for Tyler Walker.

The other switch was like-for-like, as Mahlon Romeo recovered from an ankle injury to replace Kieron Freeman, who was suffering from concussion.

Pompey came tearing out of the blocks and there were just 35 seconds on the clock when they had a chance to opening scoring.

Hayden Carter got free and found Ronan Curtis, who escaped one challenge before seeing his effort deflected wide.

Jacobs then found space to get forward and hit a low shot that was parried clear by Ben Garratt, with William Kokolo mopping up the loose ball.

The resulting corner was sent into the mixer by Jacobs, but Connor Ogilvie could only get a glancing touch.

There was a drop in pace after that flurry of activity, with the match turning into a slightly cagey affair.

But the Blues started to get back on top and a lovely ball from George Hirst started an attack, but he could only head over when the cross came in from Jacobs.

The pair combined again moments later, swapping passes in the area before the Leicester loanee’s shot was deflected behind.

And it was from the resulting corner that the deadlock was broken, as RAGGETT rose highest to head home Jacobs’ delivery.

It came as no surprise to see that man JACOBS double the lead before the break, catching Joe Powell dithering and nipping in to slot the ball past Garratt.

Burton did have an opportunity to reduce their deficit before the whistle blew, with Gavin Bazunu having to get down to deal with Ciaran Gilligan’s strike.


Half Time

Portsmouth 2

Burton Albion 0


The hosts looked to keep attacking once the action restarted, only for their opponents to find a lifeline.

Mahlon Romeo and Carter got in each other’s way as the ball ran across the box and Terry Taylor’s angled effort was turned home by Gassan.

Powell then tried to sneak a free-kick inside Bazunu’s near post, but was unable to keep his effort down.

Pompey were struggling to replicate the attacking fluency on display at times before the break, although a Jacobs corner caused problems in Brewers box before eventually being hacked clear.

And they came close to restoring their two-goal lead on 67 minutes after Louis Thompson’s persistence had found Jacobs in space.

His low centre was only cleared as far as Curtis, whose shot was turned over the bar by the leg of Garratt.

The keeper then came off his line to deny Walker a first Blues goal after the ball had been flicked on by Hirst.

But Burton had a chance of their own moments later, with Ogilvie having to time his tackle to perfection to dispossess Harry Chapman inside the box.

Cowley then decided to add some fresh legs in the midfield engine room, as Thompson made way for Ryan Tunnicliffe.

And a second substitution followed soon after, with Denver Hume replaced on the left by Reeco Hackett.

There were comical scenes when a decision went against the visitors, leading to their manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink throwing his papers in the air and jumping up in frustration.

He was shown a yellow card for his outburst by referee Craig Hicks, while Clark Robertson came on for Jacobs during the pause in play.

And the Blues then saw out the closing stages with relative ease to climb above their opponents in the League One standings.

Pompey (3-4-1-2): Bazunu; Carter, Raggett (c), Ogilvie; Romeo, Thompson (Tunnicliffe 73), Jacobs (Robertson 85), Hume (Hackett 80); Curtis; Hirst, Walker
Goals: Raggett 33, Jacobs 41
Booked: Raggett, Curtis
Subs not used: Webber, Jewitt-White, Harness, O’Brien

Burton (3-4-3): Garratt; Shaughnessy, Leak, Borthwick-Jackson; Hamer, Mancienne (c) (Saydee 82), Taylor (Chapman 63), Kokolo; Gilligan, Gassan (Moult 86), Powell
Goals: Gassan 50
Booked: Mancienne, Powell, Taylor, Chapman
Subs not used: Kovář, Blake-Tracy, Maddox, Lakin

Referee: Craig Hicks

Attendance: 13,407 (96 away fans)

Feb 072022
 

Celebrity Sydney Sweeney


Sydney Sweeney

Born

12 September 1997

Spokane, Washington, USA


She gained mainstream attention in the Netflix series Everything Sucks! (2018) for her role as Emaline and has portrayed Eden in the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale (2018) and Alice in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects (2018). Since 2019, she has starred as Cassie Howard in the HBO teen drama series Euphoria and as Olivia Mossbacher in The White Lotus. In film, she had a role in Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, portraying Snake, a member of the Manson Family.

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