Reviews for the Avengers sequel Infinity War are in. Reviews for the Avengers sequel Infinity War are in. The Marvel Studios superhero film is directed by the Russo brothers, Anthony and Joe. Starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans and others, it has received mostly positive reviews from critics. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw wrote that “the film delivers the sugar-rush of spectacle and some very amusing one-liners.” Benedict Cumberbatch attending the Avengers: Infinity War UK Fan Event (Matt Crossick/PA) He added: “It’s just a supremely watchable film, utterly confident in its self-created malleable mythology.
April 25, 2018 09:33 UTC
A Russian scientist was mowed down by a car near his house days after he claimed to have helped develop the nerve agent that almost killed the Skripals. He suffered bruises to his head, right arm, and right leg and was in a stable condition while doctors awaited the results of head scans. Mr Uglev suffered bruises to his head, right arm, and right leg and was in a stable condition while doctors awaited the results of head scans. The former scientist Uglev said he helped create nerve agent A-234, which was used to poison the father and daughter on March 4. The scientist was a victim himself, as he was splashed with a similar agent, A-240, in the lab when a container boiled over.
April 25, 2018 09:29 UTC
A High Court judge has harangued 'pro-life' campaigners advising Alfie Evans' parents especially the 'malign hand' of a Russian-born law student he branded 'fanatical and deluded'. The judge said: 'This document does Mr Evans and Miss James far more harm than it does them good. He judge added: 'I told [Tom} when he was here that not everyone in the Army [supporters' group] has Tom's back. CLC's top lawyer Roger Kiska said a friend of the family suggested that Tom Evans and Kate James contact them about supporting their son's case. The parents have every reason to believe he can get treatment abroad', adding that Alfie's parents were 'fully aware' of CLC's views on various matters.
April 25, 2018 09:27 UTC
BANKS have owned up to thousands of new tracker mortgage cases. BANKS have owned up to thousands of new tracker mortgage cases. And the Central Bank, issuing its latest update on the tracker mortgage probe, has warned that more cases will be identified. Approximately 450 people received redress and compensation of more than €100,000, including 11 customer accounts which received redress and compensation in excess of €500,000 due to loss of ownership of properties. And the Central Bank said it was now taking enforcement proceedings against EBS, in addition to AIB, Ulster Bank, Bank of Ireland, KBC and Permanent TSB.
April 25, 2018 09:22 UTC
Meghan Markle is set to appear in her final episode of US TV show Suits. The 36-year-old announced she was quitting the legal drama last year, shortly after getting engaged to Prince Harry. Her last scenes are in the finale of the seventh series, which will air in America on Wednesday. The special two-hour episode will see Ms Markle’s character Rachel Zane finally tie the knot with Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams). A teaser video on Suits’ Instagram page shows Rachel and Mike holding hands at the altar on their wedding day, under a sea of fairy lights.
April 25, 2018 09:22 UTC
Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailJurgen Klopp claims that Mohamed Salah is not the best player in the world... yet. Liverpool were inspired by Salah in their resounding victory over Roma in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday night. But his manager Klopp claims that he has not done enough to be considered the best player in the world. To be the best in the world you need to do that over a longer period I think. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now
April 25, 2018 09:13 UTC
A drama starring Kelly Macdonald is to open this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. Puzzle, featuring the Trainspotting, Harry Potter and No Country For Old Men actress, will raise the curtain on the 72nd annual festival in June. Macdonald plays Agnes while Irrfan Khan takes on the role of charismatic puzzle master Robert in the “life-affirming” film directed by Marc Turtletaub. Mark Adams, artistic director of Edinburgh International Film Festival, said: “We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the undeniable talent of Kelly Macdonald in this wonderfully enjoyable and uplifting film. “It is a subtle and impressive new film that succeeds on all levels.”Turtletaub said: “It’s a great honour to be invited to have Puzzle open Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018.
April 25, 2018 09:00 UTC
Blake Lively has joked that her friend Gigi Hadid is so stunning she wishes she could write her off as “just being hot”. Model Hadid posted photographs on Instagram showing her looking sensational in a skimpy gold dress which showed off her curves as she celebrated her 23rd birthday. golden ♉️ A post shared by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on Apr 24, 2018 at 12:05pm PDTThe snaps drew thousands of comments from fans, including one from her friend Lively. “I’d love to write you off as just being hot. Hadid also shared an image of her celebrating her big day with her sister, Bella Hadid.
April 25, 2018 09:00 UTC
WhatsApp is raising the minimum user age from 13 to 16, potentially locking out large numbers of teenagers as the messaging app looks to comply with the EU’s upcoming new data protection rules. How WhatsApp will confirm age and enforce the new limit is unclear. WhatsApp said it was not asking for any new rights to collect personal information in the agreement it has created for the European Union. The new laws also give regulators the power to fine corporations up to 4 per cent of their global turnover or €20 million, whichever is larger, for failing to meet the tough new data protection requirements. But on Tuesday the messaging firm said it wanted to continue sharing data with Facebook at some point.
April 25, 2018 09:00 UTC
Maura O’Halloran became a Zen master in her 20s and planned to return to open her own training centre in Ireland. Her interest in meditation began during her teenage years, and as she grew up she became interested in Buddhism. She joined Tóshóji, a Zen temple of the Sótó sect, in Shinagawa-ku in Tokyo, and in December 1979 she had her Tokudo, a ceremony of entrance to the Buddhist priesthood. The following three years were spent in training, mainly at the Kannonji temple in Yahabacho in northern Japan, and Tóshóji. “At times I’m so happy, other times so vexed with my trivial mind,” she said.
April 25, 2018 09:00 UTC
A view of The Albert pub on Walton Breck Road after the UEFA Champions League, Semi Final First Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. They moved in on the Liverpool fans outside the Albert. "The poor fella was attacked, he was one of the older Liverpool fans outside the Albert, which is quite a sedate pub really," he continued. "By the time anyone reacted, these Roma fans were running off and the guy was lying in the middle of the road. "There is no place for this type of vile behavior in football and the club is now cooperating with Liverpool Football Club, UEFA and the authorities.
April 25, 2018 08:53 UTC
Roma have condemned the behaviour of a 'small minority' of fans after a 53-year-old Liverpool supporter from Meath was hospitalised with serious injuries following an attack outside Anfield. Roma have condemned the behaviour of a 'small minority' of fans after a 53-year-old Liverpool supporter from Meath was hospitalised with serious injuries following an attack outside Anfield. Roma condemn 'abhorrent behavior of small minority of fans' after Irishman left seriously injured following attackMerseyside Police announced two men from Rome were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an Irishman was seriously injured following an altercation between fans before the Reds' 5-2 victory in the Champions League semi-final first leg last night. "There is no place for this type of vile behavior in football and the club is now cooperating with Liverpool Football Club, UEFA and the authorities. UEFA has also condemned the attack, which marred Liverpool's emphatic European victory.
April 25, 2018 08:49 UTC
Ms Butler, from Midleton, Co Cork, impressed the judges with her high street ensemble, including flared white trousers from Zara, a vintage inspired pink smock coat by Miss Daisy Blue and shoes from Dunnes Stores. She finished off her eye-catching ensemble with a custom hat by Irish milliner Sophie Hunter. Alex will now go forward for the final Best Dressed competition this Friday, against four other winners from each day at the races. She is no stranger to the competitive racing style circuit having won the grand prize at the Galway Races in 2015. On hand to judge the best dressed festivities was former Made in Chelsea star turned jewellery designer Rosie Fortescue in a floaty floral dress from Beulah London and she joked that she "may have nearly drowned in the rain" that dampened the spring style on display.
April 25, 2018 08:48 UTC
Jim (Murphy) and Daniele (Birthistle) are smugly married with two children and a Dublin 6 home. They have other smug marrieds, including Chris (Scott) and Yvonne (Walker) around for dinner-parties, until Jim and Yvonne embark on an affair. Still, no one could have predicted The Delinquent Season, O’Rowe’s hugely disappointing directorial debut. The denizens of The Delinquent Season are all ghastly and yet – despite valiant efforts from a talented ensemble cast – not quite horrid enough to be interesting or engaging. The Delinquent Season is not it.
April 25, 2018 08:47 UTC
Somewhere in a sunny place, there’s a sauve sauvignon to suit your style. The Project Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Western Cape, South Africa (£5.99, Aldi)(Aldi/PA)Part of Aldi’s core range, this sauvignon blanc certainly delivers flavour for money, with vivid tropical fruits, kiwi, grapefruit and limes, even a touch of pineapple, bound by a coastal acidity and minerality from the Cape’s cool climate vineyards. Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc 2017, South Australia (£6.50, Tesco)(Oxford Landing/PA)A terrific wine for a summer picnic or BBQ, this is a light, fruity expression with balanced herbaceous notes that don’t overpower the scents of lemon verbena, passion fruit and guava. Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, New Zealand (£8, Sainsbury’s)(Peter Yealands/PA)In terms of quality and value, this is a great example of an abundantly ripe style of sauvignon blanc that leaps from the glass. Viña Tarapacá Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Valle Central, Chile (£9.99, Laithwaite’s)(Laithwaite’s/PA)A little cracker from Chile, where the cool pacific breezes produce this thirst-quenching savvy blanc, with a racy freshness and a burst of lemony acidity.
April 25, 2018 08:37 UTC