domingo, 28 de agosto de 2016
The Notting Hill Carnival began today with the colourful and messy J'ouvert parade - a Caribbean tradition
Notting Hill carnage: Four revellers stabbed at Europe's largest carnival as police use new face-spotting computer system to try and keep thugs away amid day of colourful celebration
- The Notting Hill Carnival began today with the colourful and messy J'ouvert parade - a Caribbean tradition
- Revellers took to streets, throwing paint, mud, chocolate or powder at each other while dancing to music
- It is said the tradition recognises the need of humans to let go of daily worries, if only just for a short time
- Later in the day, young performers with flamboyant costumes danced to music in the Children's
- Four people have been stabbed in the street in a series of knife attacks which have overshadowed the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival celebrations in London.
One man is in a critical condition and fighting for his life while three other victims, at least two of whom are male, were also taken to hospital. Scotland Yard said they were awaiting an update on the condition of the victims.
Earlier today thousands of partygoers took to the streets to honour the carnival, an ancient Caribbean tradition in a surge of colour and music.
Shortly after sunrise at 6am, early morning revellers got the first street party of this year's event underway – and then threw paint, mud, chocolate, powder and even oil at each other while dancing to music.
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A horror stabbing incident has overshadowed the Notting Hill Carnival celebrations in London – which has seen thousands of revellers take to the streets to honour an ancient Caribbean tradition in a surge of colour and music
Police and forensic experts were pictured at the scene, although Scotland Yard is yet to release details about the stabbing
A woman was covered in purple paint while walking with friends brandishing paint guns at the Notting Hill Carnival
Revellers start the day's celebrations with the J'ouvert parade at the carnival's opening event celebrating Caribbean tradition
A man smeared in oil shows his best moves. The event can use different decorations including paint, powder and mud
The man covered in oil sat in a kiddy pram with a landline telephone - presumably not plugged in - during the street party
The man covered in oil was must have been looking for a shower after hamming it up at the street party this morning
Police have been very visible on the opening day of the Notting Hill Carnival following terror attacks in other parts of Europe
One attendee (left) held a paint gun as he walked the streets of Notting Hill while others (right) were the target of the attacks
Police had a heavy presence at the carnival as well as officers with special skills for recognising the faces of offenders
It was messy start to the day for these revellers, who were wide awake for the traditional sunrise parade through Notting Hill
Some of the attendees will have a hard time getting clean in the shower later after their efforts in the colourful parade. This man was using oil to decorate himself and friends
Revellers arrive on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival. Almost one million people are expected over the two days
A woman is splattered with paint from a paint gun. She came dressed for the occasion - and a quick clean-up afterwards
One man (left) preferred a giant fake snake to decorate his body instead of paint and flour while banging a cowbell. Another man (right) preferred some face protection from the paint fights
Athletic Bilbao 0-1 FC Barcelona: Ivan Rakitic seals vital win for the Catalan giants as Luis Suarez fires blank
- Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 21st minute after heading in Luis Suarez's perfect cross
- Suarez then missed a host of chances to double the lead for the Catalans but was wayward in his finishing
- Athletic midfielder Benat was inches away from equalising after his whipped free kick hit the side netting
- The home side appealed for a penalty in the final moments but the claims were waved away by the referee
Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao in the rain at San Mames with a first-half goal from Ivan Rakitic the difference between the two sides.
It was Leo Messi’s 350th league game for the club but the captain had a quiet night by his standards as Barcelona were made to work hard for their second win of the season.
Barça could have been ahead on five minutes when Luis Suarez had the ball in the net but the flag was up for offside. Athletic were pressing high and upsetting Barcelona’s attempts to play out from the back. Iñaki Williams was lively down the Bilbao right and Samuel Umtiti was booked for handball as he cut out one through ball.
Marc Andre ter Stegen was then played into an awkward position by Umitti and played the ball straight out to Beñat who should have done better than blast his shot straight back at the goalkeeper.
In driving rain Athletic could be more than satisfied with their first 20 minute’s work but on 21 minutes they were behind. Luis Suarez swiveled away from Eneko Boveda and laid the ball off to Arda Turan. He crossed from the left and Rakitic, who had timed his run perfectly, headed past Gorka Iraizoz for 1-0.
The goal calmed Barcelona down although both Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez were booked for protesting when referee Mateu Lahoz appeared to give a free-kick for a non-existent foul when he had his back to play. Judging from the way Busquets continued his protests at half time with the linesman it seemed that it had been the referee’s assistant who had made the decision.
Barcelona could have extended their lead but Umtiti and Denis Suarez were both denied and Turan shot into the side netting instead of squaring to Luis Suarez. Athletic had their chances too with Ter Stegen saving again from Aritz Aduriz.
Luis Suarez teed up Messi for Barça’s first chance of the second half but he bent the shot just wide. Then Sergio Roberto burst forward and released Rakitic but when the Croatian crossed from the right Luis Suarez got his volley all wrong and the shot went well wide.
Athletic brought on Raul Garcia and his shot on 65 minutes went just wide of Ter Stegen’s post. A Williams shot then dropped straight into the German keeper’s hands as Athletic upped the tempo.
With 20 minutes left Barça should have scored their second when Turan crossed for Luis Suarez; he applied the brakes and cleverly played the ball back to Messi who slipped as he shot and sent the ball high over Iraizoz’s bar.
Athletic Bilbao had run themselves into the ground for 80 minutes and had little left to give as the clock ticked down. When another fine run down the right from the outstanding Sergio Roberto ended with a chance for Luis Suarez the Uruguayan did well to wriggle into space for the shot but his effort curled wide and by the time he got the shot away Turan was better placed and could have rolled the ball in if he had been passed to.
It made for a nervous last five minutes as the home side found the oxygen for one more push. Substitute Iker Munian exaggerated a clash with Rakitic in the area in the vain hope of a late penalty but the favourable decision never came and the Croatian’s goal had given Barça all three points.
JP.Busty Perrie Edwards gets up close with a backing dancer as she joins the very scantily-clad Little Mix stars at Newmarket racecourse
It was the final night of their six-month Get Weird tour.
And the Little Mix girls held nothing back as they wowed fans at Newmarket Racecourse on Saturday night.
Wearing black and blue sequinned lace leotards with fishnet tights, the former X-factor contestants put on a very raunchy display.
Raunchy: Perrie Edwards put on a busty display as she got very intimate with a backing dancer
Leading the line was Perrie Edwards, 23, who showed off her cleavage as she got very intimate with a backing dancer.
Little Mix have been touring the world since March 2016, packing venues in Europe, Oceania and Asia.
Up close and personal: The singer wrapped her legs around the male dancer, who supported her thighs
Racy: She stared into the eyes of the dancer as he held her back while she was singing
Strutting her stuff: The singer oozed confidence as she put on the racy display
Lean back: Perrie's hair looked to be hanging dangerously close to the fan
Eye contact: The pair shared a cheeky look, with the dancer on one knee gazing up at the singer
Nice view: The dancer kept his eyes on Perrie's svelte frame as she did her thing
Superstars: Little Mix wowed the crown at Newmarket racecourse with their classic hits
Toned: Leigh-Anne Pinnock turned heads as she showcased her svelte physique with a midriff-bearing bodysuit
Fun: Perrie seemed to be enjoying herself as she smiled while throwing shapes with her backing dancer
Moves: Leigh showcased her long brown locks as she stood side-on for one dance move
Flirty: Jade struck a coy pose while holding her hair in one hand and the microphone in the other
They have also hit the headlines with their off stage lives, as Jesy Nelson prepares to get married and Perrie reportedly dating actor Luke Pasquilino.
Reflecting on their romance earlier this month, she told The Mirror: 'Yeah, it’s going alright, thanks!'
Jesy is engaged to Rixton star Jake Roche and originally planned to tie the knot soon, but their busy lives have got in the way.
She told the Mirror: 'I wish our wedding plans were moving forward, but no.'
Standing tall: Perrie stood over one of the dancers as he reclined showing off his strong core
Giving it her all: Perrie's face was full of passion as she performed
Bum deal: Perrie flaunted her pert posterior as she turned away from the crowd during her routine
Sensual: Perrie and her backing dancer continued to dance erotically throughout the song
Stars: Little Mix have been touring the world since March 2016, packing venues in Europe Oceania and Asia
Body confident: Leigh-Anne showed plenty of cleavage in the revealing ensemble
Watch your step: Leigh-Anne stepped over her dancer and effortlessly kept singing
Tense: Perrie put her legs either side of the backing dancer as he supported himself on the floor
Twerk it: Perrie shook her derriere with plenty of attitude
Raise your hands: The star smile brightly as she held her arms aloft
Bump 'n' grind: Perrie grooved against a dancer while singing
Having a blast: Leigh-Anne and Perrie performed side by side
Girl power: The band put on a lively show, frequently leaping around as they sang
'Things have been so full-on for us for the past year, we just haven't had any time to do anything.'
She said that the pair had been spending time in the studio together - although had written no love songs yet.
Meanwhile, Perrie was spotted last week in trendy London nightclub Mahiki with Luke after a date where they watched Aladdin at the West End.
A source told the Mirror: 'It was their first date, but things are going well. They met on a night out and really hit it off.'
Fun and games: Jesy seemed to be enjoying herself as she threw some shapes alongside two backing dancers
Cooling off? Perrie stood right in front of the fan to get some air after her raunchy routine
Heating up: The pair posed suggestively as they danced during the final night of the Get Weird tour
Bliss: Perrie, who has been called a natural on stage, smiled as she danced her routine
Busty: The Geordie girl showed off her cleavage in a blue sequinned lace leotard with fishnet tights
Passionate: The Little Mix star belted out her lyrics as the fans went wild on Saturday night
Divas: Perrie Edwards (second left) is pictured in Mahiki with Luke Pasquiano (left)