The Croatian team received a heroes’ welcome after their sensational 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in Russia.The Croates reached final of the World Cup for the first time in their history and their historic achievement meant a lot to the small European nation.Fans gathered in Zagreb to welcome their heroes, who bettered Croatia’s ‘golden generation’, who lost to France in the semi-final in 1998 in France. Till date, that was the best Croatian team according to the people of Croatia but Luka Modric’s men have done one better and as they returned home, they were treated like superstars in the streets of Zagreb.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGECroatian hearts were broken on Sunday when Croatia went down fighting 4-2 to France in the summit clash in Moscow but a day later, their spirits were not dampened and people turned out in huge numbers to congratulate and celebrate Zlatko Dalic’s history makers.What a welcome for #WorldCup silver medallist in Zagreb. #BeProud #CRO #FlamingPride #Vatreni #Family pic.twitter.com/v0HqUFc8aZHNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) July 16, 2018Moja domovina… #Vatreni @HNTV_HR pic.twitter.com/0LXDUwnGegHNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) July 16, 2018 Croatia fans gathered in Zagreb to welcome the World Cup 2018 runners-up (Reuters Photo)While one would say, that Croatia had were outplayed by world champions France at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday, the fight and determination they showed throughout the tournament has been nothing short of spectacular.Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Emmanuel Macron bond at World Cup 2018 FinalIt has been great achievement for a nation with a population of little over four million. Modric’s side won all three group matches as they defeated Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland to finish at the top of their group.advertisementIn the knockouts, the Croatians registered three consecutive come-from-behind victories as they reached their first World Cup final.Also read – World Cup 2018: Fans clash with police in Paris, Croatian fans celebrateModric was the standout of the team and can still earn the title of world player of the year, breaking the stranglehold of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.Croatia almost failed to qualify for the tournament in Russia, needing a 2-0 victory at Ukraine in their last group match to earn second spot that sent them into a playoff against Greece. Croatia reached the final of a World Cup for the first time in their history (AP Photo)It was the start of Zlatko Dalic’s term at the helm and the coach managed to guide them to Russia where they displayed some of the finest soccer on show.And after the brilliant show in Russia, expectations will be high and fans would hope that this team can do wonders and finally win a major tournament in the coming years and make their nation prouder.
PETA has long heralded Prince Charles’ stand against serving cruelly produced foie gras at Royal functions. So when the group recently rescued three geese from torture and slaughter at a foie gras farm in France, it could think of nothing more appropriate than naming one of the birds after a true friend, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales – who celebrates his 64th birthday on 14 November.PETA has sent the heir to the throne a framed certificate commemorating the tribute.Foie gras is produced by force-feeding ducks and geese huge amounts of grain through a metal tube that is shoved down their throats several times a day. Force-feeding birds such a massive volume of food causes their livers to swell to as much as 10 times their normal size, resulting in a disease known as “hepatic steatosis”. The pipes sometimes puncture the birds’ throats, and many birds suffer from ruptured internal organs, fungal and bacterial infections and liver failure. A recent PETA UK investigation into foie gras farms in France from which Fortnum & Mason’s distributor obtains foie gras revealed terrified geese who pant constantly because their distended livers press against their lungs. At the abattoir, the birds kicked and struggled to lift their heads after a knife had been plunged into their throats. They had not been stunned first – in violation of French animal welfare laws.“The Prince has taken an admirable stand against a product so vile that its production is banned in the UK”, says PETA Senior Programmes Manager Yvonne Taylor. “We could think of no better tribute than to name one of the gentle geese rescued from a foie gras farm during our investigation in his honour.”“Prince Charles” will now spend the rest of his days at an animal sanctuary in France along with a fellow escapee who evaded the force-feeding villains – a goose named Sir Roger after PETA’s foie gras campaign ambassador, Sir Roger Moore.For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.
CNET Smart Home CNET Smart Home Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment See All reading • Upgrade your KitchenAid stand mixer with these gorgeous new bowls The KitchenAid stand mixer makes its mark on home baking Tags We take a look inside the KitchenAid factory 0 The Parasol bowl design on display at IHHS 2019 in Chicago. Chris Monroe/CNET KitchenAid stand mixers aren’t cheap. They’re the kind of kitchen appliance you purchase once, maybe twice in your life. Maybe it’s a wedding gift or graduation present, but you’re likely not swapping it out any time soon. So what do you do when you’re looking to add a little bit of character or change the style of that gorgeous hunk of metal perched permanently atop your counter? KitchenAid has the answer in its decorative ceramic bowls. There are already a few designs on KitchenAid’s website, but at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago on Saturday, the company showcased five new options headed to retailers in 2019. Confetti Sprinkle bowl design adds festive detail to this red mixer. Chris Monroe/CNET These 5-quart ceramic bowls are versatile, too. They are microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe as well as oven-safe up to 475 degrees F. The team at KitchenAid say they’re also 30 percent lighter than the older models, yet the Titanium-reinforced ceramic means they should do well at resisting chipping and cracking under normal use. Read more: How color, cake and nostalgia made the KitchenAid stand mixer an American iconHere are the new patterns for 2019, as described by KitchenAid:Confetti Sprinkle: this design sparks inspiration for your next baking experience with a burst of confetti. MSRP: $85Parasol: inspired by worldly travels, this 3-D faceted bowl combines the traditional Japanese parasol umbrella with Scandinavian floral designs. MSRP: $95Scandi Floral: a playful pattern with a hand-painted look that is inspired by Scandinavian floral designs. MSRP: $85Whispering Floral: a subtle gray floral graphic applied to a white chocolate bowl, bringing forth feelings of peace and serenity to your kitchen. MSRP: $85White Mermaid Lace: a 3D-embossed design inspired by a traditional Japanese fish scale pattern, finished with a reactive glaze that changes the color’s intensity to accentuate the pattern. MSRP: $95The five additions to KitchenAid’s decorative 5-quart ceramic bowl collection will be available beginning in spring 2019. Small Appliances 8:39 • Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house 16 Photos Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Share your voice KitchenAid
Actor/director Angelina Jolie attends The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics’ Choice AwardsAngelina Jolie may never marry again. After the long-winded and harrowing divorce process with Brad Pitt, the Maleficent actress may have given up on marriage.Reportedly Angelina Jolie officially dropped Pitt from her last name and sources are now saying that the ‘Maleficent’ star might want to remain single forever. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are now officially single, but Angelina Jolie is in no rush to get into a relationship. The actress is sad that a very big and meaningful part of her life has now come to an end. Angelina Jolie had a lot of love for Brad Pitt and thought that the Pitt name would always be part of her, so the divorce and the name change has been challenging for her. The power couple, dubbed, “Brangelina” were together for over a decade, but after two years of marriage, the pair decided to call it quits. But since then, their divorce proceedings have moved rather slow. Angelina Jolie and Brad PittReutersBrad Pitt’s frustration at the pace of his divorce proceedings began to show when he blamed Angelina Jolie for stalling the process. Angelina’s camp responded by saying that the actress wanted the divorce process to be fair to herself and her kids and she didn’t mind how long that took. A source close to Angelina Jolie told HollywoodLife exclusively that the name change is helping her come to terms with the end of her marriage. “Angelina is living life in acceptance that things are over for good with Brad and that with her removing his last name, they are moving further away from each other, and she is OK with all of it,” the source said.Angelina Jolie is not letting her divorce slow down her career though, the actress just joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an unspecified role and will soon be seen reprising her role as the villainous Maleficent for the Disney sequel.