Billy Idol becomes US citizen, holds flag as he takes oath


Billy Idol became a U.S. citizen on Wednesday in Los Angeles, holding the American flag as he took the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services tweeted out a collage of images of the 62-year-old rock star in the ceremony.

“It’s a nice day for a naturalization ceremony,” the USCIS wrote in a punny tweet. “Congratulations on Billy Idol on becoming a #newUScitizen today in Los Angeles, CA.”

The “(It’s a Nice Day for a) White Wedding” singer was born William Michael Albert in the U.K.

Idol moved to New York in 1981 to launch a solo career, after co-founding the punk rock group Generation X in the U.K., according to Daily Mail.

Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation announced Idol is returning for his second residency at the Pearl Concert Theater. The 62-year-old, known for such hits as “Rebel Yell,” ″Dancing with Myself” and “Mony Mony,” will be joined by his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens for the 10-show run in 2019.



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Facebook morale takes a tumble along with stock price


Facebook Inc.’s difficult year is taking a toll on employee morale, with several key measures of internal sentiment taking a sharp turn for the worse over the past year, according to people familiar with the matter and messages reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Amid a plunge in the stock price, ongoing leadership turmoil and critical media coverage, just over half of employees said they were optimistic about Facebook’s future, down 32 percentage points from the year earlier, according to the survey, which was taken by nearly 29,000 employees. Fifty-three percent said Facebook was making the world better, down 19 percentage points from a year ago.

Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg directly addressed the survey results at a question-and-answer session in early November, some of the people said, saying he and other senior officials were taking steps to address the underlying issues.

The darkening mood within the social-media giant is notable in part because its workforce has been resilient through other difficult patches in the past. That includes the period after the 2016 presidential election, when many critics were blaming Facebook for allowing fabricated news articles to pervade the platform.

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But many people inside Facebook say this period feels different, in part because of the unusual turbulence at the top of the company, which has struggled to respond to its various internal and external controversies. The declining stock price has also hurt morale among employees for whom stock options are a large part of their compensation, current and former employees say.

“It has been a difficult period, but every day we see people pulling together to learn the lessons of the past year and build a stronger company,” a Facebook spokeswoman said. “Everyone at Facebook has a stake in our future and we are heads down shipping great products and protecting the people who use them.”

Click here to read more from The Wall Street Journal, where this story was originally published. 



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Suresh Raina Takes One-Handed Stunner For Uttar Pradesh Against Odisha


Watch: Suresh Raina Takes One-Handed Stunner In Ranji Trophy


Suresh Raina is currently out of favour from the Indian cricket team. (Representational Image) © AFP


Suresh Raina, who is currently out of favour from the Indian cricket team, pulled off a sensational one-handed catch while playing for Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy against Odisha on Tuesday. Fielding at first slip, Suresh Raina dived to his left to take the catch after Sujit Lenka tried to defend the delivery from Saurabh Kumar but got an outside edge to it. After Raina completed the catch, the entire Uttar Pradesh team applauded him for his effort.

Raina later posted the video of the catch on Instagram and said, “Idhar chala mai, udhar chala! Jane kahan mai kidhar chala…. are fisal gayaaaaaaa … par catch to le liya..Had a good day at the match today… lets gear up for tomorrow!”


Odisha, after being asked to bat, managed to get 256 runs on the board, courtesy of a brilliant 87-run knock by their top-order batsman Subhranshu Senapati.

For Uttar Pradesh, Yash Dayal and Ankit Rajpoot picked up three wickets each in the first innings.

However in return, Uttar Pradesh posted a mammoth 437 to take a healthy 181-run lead in the first innings, in which Raina failed to click, scoring only 10 runs.

Uttar Pradesh are currently second in the Elite Group C table behind Jharkhand with 7 points from their first match.








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Rakhi Sawant injured during wrestling and Singer Mika Singh Takes a dig


आपको याद दिला दें कि साल 2006 में मीका सिंह के जन्‍मदिन की पार्टी के दौरान मीका ने राखी को जबरदस्‍ती Kiss कर दिया था और राखी ने इसकी शिकायत पुलिस में की थी.

लेडी रेसलर ने राखी सावंत को रिंग में पटका, मीका सिंह ने गाया 'खलीबली हो गया है दिल'

मीका सिंह फोटो साभार @mikasingh/Instagram





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Jose Mourinho Takes Swipe At Sergio Aguero Ahead Of Manchester Derby


“I saw Aguero in the tunnel but (there was) no broken nose, no broken head, (and) his face is nice as always,” Mourinho said at the time.

Mourinho was quick to pay tribute to Aguero’s qualities as a goalscorer before United’s latest clash with arch rivals City, but he dropped a strong hint that he believes there is a dark side to his game.

“I only fear when I play against him. I admire him because of his fantastic qualities,” Mourinho said.

“There are little things in his game that I am not a big fan of, but the numbers speak by themselves. The number of goals he scores.

“It is not about scoring for one season, it is about scoring goals in your career. It is about scoring goals in a different league, like the Spanish league. Clearly he is a goalscorer all over the world.”

Asked what it was about Aguero he was not a fan of, Mourinho responded: “I keep (that) for me.”

Meanwhile, the United manager made what appeared to be a reference to City’s spending when discussing his own squad rebuilding job at Old Trafford.

Mourinho has spent an estimated 370 million pounds (USD 480 million) on players since arriving at United in May 2016, while City manager Pep Guardiola is thought to have spent around 485 million pounds over the same period.

Case for the defence

United have spent extensively in central defence, midfield and attack during Mourinho’s reign, although the manager chose to focus on the full-back positions, an area in which City invested heavily in the summer of 2017, when they signed Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo.

Mourinho cited the example of Luke Shaw, a player who is now a regular in the United side after a long spell struggling for form, as an example of his ability to develop players on his books rather than dip into the transfer market for a replacement.

“If I need a full-back and I buy four, it is easier,” Mourinho said.

“If I need a full-back because I am not happy with Luke Shaw’s level, the easiest thing is to buy four. Some clubs can buy four.”

City have only bought three full-backs under Guardiola, but no other Premier League club has spent as much money in that position over the past three years, suggesting that they were the target of Mourinho’s comments.

“We didn’t buy a left-back for three years. We were wishing and working for Luke Shaw to be that left-back, but during that process we played Matteo Darmian, we played Ashley Young, we played Marcos Rojo,” he said.

“We didn’t buy four. There is a difference. To buy four you only need good scouting and money. To make players takes more time.”

United go into Sunday’s derby having won three games in a row, reducing talk of a crisis that, at one stage in early October, looked as if it might cost Mourinho his job.

The former Chelsea boss says fevered talk of problems at Old Trafford comes with the territory of managing such a prestigious club.

“It is Manchester United’s fault. When I say fault, I mean for the right reasons,” he said.

“It is the history of the club that makes one defeat become a crisis. It is the history, the prestige.”



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