Beef traders refuse to withdraw strike in Goa

first_imgBeef traders in Goa on Saturday declined to withdraw their indefinite strike and demanded that the State government should crack down on vigilante groups who “harass importers of beef from neighbouring States.”Manna Bepari, president of the Qureshi Meat Traders Association of Goa, said that an assurance has been given by the Chief Minister’s Office that the “issue would be resolved within two days.” “We will not sell beef until the government finds a solution to the problem. We went to meet Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, but he is not in Goa. The CMO has assured us that a meeting of all stakeholders will be called within two days and the issue will be resolved,” Mr. Bepari said and added, “beef will not be sold in Goa until this problem involving vigilante groups and clarity on beef-import modalities are not resolved.”Mr. Bepari said that the strike of beef-sellers on Saturday was complete success. With the beef sales completely off on Saturday, the prices of mutton and chicken surged in the range of ₹30-40 across the tourist State. According to official statistics from the State-owned Goa Meat Complex, the State’s only abattoir facility allowed to slaughter cattle and buffaloes, nearly 30 tonnes of fresh beef is consumed in Goa every day. And majority of the beef is imported from Karnataka by the meat traders in Goa to meet the demand for the red meat. The beef traders have been accusing anti-beef vigilante groups and so-called ‘gaurakshaks’ of harassing them. Mr. Bepari said that they were tired of the raids on beef transporters coming from neighbouring states.“They are not allowing our business to function. Every other day these groups target the beef consignments which we order from the open market from Karnataka and government officials also keep harassing us,” Mr. Bepari said on Friday referring to recent raids on beef transporting vehicles, which he alleged were inspired by vigilante groups.last_img read more

Double duty for water polo stars: Canete, Anota fielded in open water swim

first_imgGilas Pilipinas motivated amid pressure to deliver SEA Games gold LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Photo from Kuala Lumpur SEA Games Website.KUALA LUMPUR—The country’s bets in the men’s open water swimming happen to be water polo players, too.Teodoro Roy Canete and Mico Anota will comprise the men’s team to the 10-kilometer competition to be held Friday morning at Water Sports Complex in Presint 6, Putrajaya.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Read Next Swimming in Philippine women’s side in the competition to be held in the famed river are Melissa Gray Courtney and Erica Kristy Lukang.Canete and Anota are top scorers for the water polo team which will have a break from competition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

Where Theres A Wheel Richie Parker Top NASCAR Engineer

The fact that Richie Parker can ride a bike and repair cars doesn’t seem like much of a big deal–until you see that he doesn’t have arms.Parker was born without arms, but that never stopped him from doing anything. Blessed with that I-can-do-anything spirit, Parker has landed a job as an engineer for Hendrick Motorsports, Nascar’s most winning organization.Rex Stump, engineering manager at Hendrick said, “Based on his resume, I knew he could do the things that I needed him to do, it was more a question of how,”Parker found a way, and there he was on the floor using his feet to build custom high-performance automotive parts.Parker’s inspiring story aired in a segment on ESPN on Sunday and even NBA Hall of Fame legend, Magic Johnson was moved by Parker’s story. “Richie Parker’s story proves that you can do anything you set your mind to. We should all stop complaining and giving excuses.” Johnson tweeted.Watch the video above. read more

Carrick believes Mourinho nurtures young players

first_imgThe Manchester United long-standing tradition of bringing through young players has continued with the Portuguese managerEnglish Premier League giants Manchester United have always been seen as one of the best clubs for a young player to develop.And former Red Devils midfielder Michael Carrick believes one of the positive sides of Mourinho’s tenure at United is his development of young talent.“He does get the history,” said Carrick to Sky Sports.“For the manager to put him [Rashford] in and play him… and Scott [McTominay] last year… and give them games, big games as well.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“The manager has to take a lot of credit for that. That’s the constant challenge though, isn’t it? That’s what everyone wants to see, that next one,” he added.“They say it’s getting harder. But that’s a challenge for us as a club and for English football – you might not get tens and twenties, you might get five or six players – but it’s got to keep happening.”“At the end of the day, the academies are there to produce players and to give kids a chance of getting in first teams. Especially at United; you can’t ignore the history and traditions,” he continued.“When people ask me: ‘What’s my role now [at the club]?’ That’s a big part of the club. You can’t just neglect the history of the club and what it stands for. And bringing players through is a huge part of that. It’s always been that one, two, three, four – more players in some eras.”last_img read more

Valverde hails unbelievable Messi after 400th La Liga goal

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde believes Lionel Messi’s incredible statistics speak for themselves after he scored his 400th La Liga goalIn just 435 league games, Messi registered his 400th goal as Barcelona cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over SD Eibar on Sunday with Luis Suarez netting the other two goals.“I think the figures speak for themselves,” Valverde told the club website.“We don’t know if anyone will ever get close to those statistics but he is unbelievable.”The victory at Camp Nou enabled Barcelona to maintain their lead in La Liga to five points from second-place Atletico Madrid after 19 games.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“We have finished the first half of the season,” continued Valverde.“We wanted to maintain the advantage we had over the teams that are chasing us and we have done that.“The game was a tough one, like all the games against Eibar. They always put you under pressure high up the field.“At the end of the day we were able to get around that and we are happy because we have reached the halfway point of the league season top of the table, after having some tricky moments so far.”The Catalan giants will next face Levante in the second leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie on Thursday, where they hope to overturn their 2-1 deficit at home.last_img read more

Jamaicans Urged To Follow Guidelines In Voting Process

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Feb. 18 (JIS): With the General Election slated for February 25, Jamaicans are being encouraged to follow the necessary guidelines, to ensure that the voting process proceed as smoothly as possible.In an interview with JIS News, Public Education Officer at the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, Daynia Harper, said before the Election Day, persons should find out where they are to vote.“We encourage you to visit our website at ecj.com.jm and click on query voters’ list. It will ask you for your name and date of birth and after that we will prompt you about where you are to vote,” Ms. Harper said.She is also reminding voters to take along their voter identification card to the polling stations.“The voter’s ID card is the only identification card that is accepted on that day. However, if you do not have that card, you may still vote, but it will take a longer time for you to be able to cast your ballot,” she added.On arrival at the polling station, Jamaicans are being encouraged to join the line and wait until it is their turn to vote.Importantly, the use or display of cameras, cellular phones or any other image-capturing device is banned inside the polling station, and persons are being urged to turn off their cellular phones inside the polling stations.“Another thing you need to do when you get to the polling station, is to turn off and put away your cell phones. Do not attempt to use or display your cell phones or cameras or any kind of video recorders in the polling station,” Ms. Harper warned.If individuals attempt to use their cell phone or any smart device to do a recording, he or she will be asked to leave the polling station and will lose their chance to vote. In addition, voters must follow the instructions of the Presiding Officer in order for their ballot to be successfully marked and cast.“The Presiding Officer will show you how to fold your ballot and you will go behind the screen. You will mark your ballot with an ‘X’ for the candidate you wish to vote for and then you will refold your ballot in the exact way that the Presiding Officer has shown you. You will return with the ballot and you will dip your finger in the ink and watch as the Presiding Officer puts your ballot into the ballot box,” Ms. Harper said.Meanwhile, voters are encouraged not to try and influence any other voter to vote for a particular candidate. “If you show anyone your ballot, it will be taken from you by the Presiding Officer and marked as spoilt. You will, however, be given another chance to vote. But we encourage you – do not show anyone your ballot,” the Public Education Officer emphasised. Workers desirous of casting their ballots on Election Day are allotted time off from work to do so under the Representation of the People (Leave and Symbols) Regulations, 1944.They are allowed three hours, in addition to the normal meal hour, for voting purposes on a national and local election day.For more information about the voting process, persons may contact the Electoral Commission by calling toll free: 1-888-991-8683 or visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @ecjamaica. Recommended for you Related Items:Daynia Harper, general elections, voting process Changes to come for two General Election laws TCI Elections may be in 2017; Premier flaunts prerogative Haiti Presidential Elections delayed due to Review of Voting process Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

The Latest Trump Says He Wants To Protect The Nation

first_imgThe move is already drawing bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill and is expected to face rounds of legal challenges. Trump told stories, without providing evidence, of horrific abuse of women being smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border. He also said the border wall would be needed to battle drug cartels as part of a “virtual invasion” from Mexico. 11:10 a.m.President Donald Trump says many other presidents have declared national emergencies. But the presidents he has cited did not use emergency powers to pay for projects that Congress wouldn’t support. The president declared a national emergency and would find other funds for the wall after expressing unhappiness about a congressional border security deal. A list compiled by the Brennan Center says Clinton declared 17 national emergencies, Bush 13 and Obama 12. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a photo of Trump signing the declaration Friday in the moments before his scattershot Rose Garden news conference.center_img Emergency declarations by former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were overwhelmingly for the purpose of addressing crises that emerged abroad. Many blocked foreign interests or terrorist-linked entities from access to funds. Some prohibited certain imports from or investments to countries associated with human rights abuses. Trump said Friday he will use executive powers to bypass Congress, which approved far less money for border barriers than he had sought. Trump plans to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. Families of people killed by illegal immigrants were in attendance at the news conference. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and border security (all times local):11:15 a.m.President Donald Trump is saying that he needs to use emergency powers to protect the nation from drug dealers and illegal immigrants.last_img read more

Two Missing After Explosion Fire In Whittier

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Girdwood Fire Department responded  with mutual aid late Sunday to assist Whittier Fire with an explosion and boat fire at the commercial dock. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, two people are missing after the explosion and fire. According to Norcross the F/V Alganik has sunk and there is a 100-yard safety zone around the area. Around 12:30am, Monday there was a voluntary evacuation order for nearby Whittier Manor. Photo credit: M. Garhart Shortly before 3am, the Girdwood Fire department confirmed the fire had been contained. Limited details are known at this time. Additional Details will be posted as they are made available. Coast Guard spokesperson Manda Norcross: “A propane tank that had been leaking exploded aboard the F/V Alganik exploded causing the fire which spread to nearby buildings and vehicles.”last_img read more

Id Be Sympathetic 7 Moments from Tuesdays HASC Hearing

first_imgAir Force Photo by Wayne Clark Army and Air Force leaders testified before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights, based on a CQ transcript:Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) asked whether DOD can adequately operate under a fiscal year 2020 appropriation of $733 billion, the amount House leaders have proposed. “I think the Army’s component of the defense of the United States, what we’re asking for, the answer is yes,” Army Secretary Mark Esper said. The president has asked for $750 billion.Lawmakers praised the Pentagon for completing its first-ever audit, even though the results were mixed. “If I can say you guys can pass an audit, it’s a lot easier to advocate and explain to the American people why the budgets need to keep going up,” Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) said.The leaders said they need a supplemental spending bill to fund storm recovery at three installations. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said she had to delay 61 facilities projects in 18 states to begin storm recovery. “I won’t press you,” Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) said, “but in fact, the money is already in the Department of Defense. The decision was made to transfer for the construction of 150 miles of border fence rather than Tyndall, Offutt or Lejeune.”Asked about the Army’s missed recruitment targets, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said, “We were able to recruit 70,000 soldiers into the Army last year. That’s a 10-year high. And yes, we missed the mark by 6,500, but we did that because I set the bar too high on an unachievable goal. Secretary Mattis and others cautioned us against that, by the way.”Esper said the Army has completed inspections of all its housing. “You know, this has been an eye-opener for everybody,” he said. “The leadership’s getting back involved in the housing business, and that’s our number one commitment.”In opening remarks, Smith thanked Wilson, who is leaving her position in May, for her service. “I don’t think you actually left just because of the Space Force, but I’d be sympathetic if you did,” he said. Wilson has made critical remarks about forming the new branch, but she and Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein assured the committee they support the plan.Mike Turner (R-Ohio) told Wilson, “We are all saddened that you are departing, but I look forward to when you return as secretary of defense.” ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Iraq hails exemption from Trump travel ban

first_imgDonald TrumpThe Iraqi government on Monday hailed the country’s exemption from US president Donald Trump’s revised travel ban as an “important step” that strengthens relations between Baghdad and Washington.“The Iraqi foreign ministry expresses its deep satisfaction with the executive order issued by President Donald Trump which includes an exemption for Iraqis from the ban on travel to the United States of America,” spokesman Ahmed Jamal said.The ministry “considers it an important step in the right direction that strengthens the strategic alliance between Baghdad and Washington in a number of fields, especially fighting terrorism,” said Jamal.The statement came after senior White House aide Kellyanne Conway said Trump would on Monday sign a revised executive order on immigration that excludes Iraq, after his first version was blocked by federal courts.Trump’s original executive order barred citizens of Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for at least 90 days in a move he billed as an effort to make America safe from “radical Islamic terrorists”.The move drew widespread condemnation in Iraq, including from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who said the ban punishes those who are “fighting terrorism,” and called for it to be revised.Iraqi forces are battling the Islamic State jihadist group with support from a US-led coalition.Trump’s attempt to impose travel restrictions on Iraqis came after he repeatedly asserted that the United States should have seized the country’s oil before withdrawing its forces in 2011.last_img read more

US envoy quits over Trumps Syria move

first_imgIn this 7 June, 2017 file photo, Brett McGurk, the US envoy for the global coalition against IS, speaks during a news conference at the US Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. Photo: APBrett McGurk, the US envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest over president Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, a US official said, joining defence secretary Jim Mattis in an administration exodus of experienced national security figures.Only 11 days ago, McGurk had said it would be “reckless” to consider IS defeated and therefore would be unwise to bring American forces home. McGurk decided to speed up his original plan to leave his post in mid-February.Appointed to the post by President Barack Obama in 2015 and retained by Trump, McGurk said in his resignation letter that the militants were on the run, but not yet defeated, and that the premature pullout of American forces from Syria would create the conditions that gave rise to IS. He also cited gains in accelerating the campaign against IS, but that the work was not yet done.His letter, submitted Friday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, was described to The Associated Press on Saturday by an official familiar with its contents. The official was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter before the letter was released and spoke on condition of anonymity.Trump played down the development, tweeting Saturday night that “I do not know” the envoy and it’s a “nothing event.” He noted McGurk planned to leave soon anyway and added: “Grandstander?”Shortly after news of McGurk’s resignation broke, Trump again defended his decision to pull all of the roughly 2,000 US forces from Syria in the coming weeks.“We were originally going to be there for three months, and that was seven years ago – we never left,” Trump tweeted. “When I became President, ISIS was going wild. Now ISIS is largely defeated and other local countries, including Turkey, should be able to easily take care of whatever remains. We’re coming home!”Although the civil war in Syria has gone on since 2011, the US did not begin launching airstrikes against IS until September 2014, and American troops did not go into Syria until 2015.McGurk, whose resignation is effective on 31 December, was planning to leave the job in mid-February after a US-hosted meeting of foreign ministers from the coalition countries, but he felt he could continue no longer after Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria and Mattis’ resignation, according to the official.Trump declaration of a victory over IS has been roundly contradicted by his own experts’ assessments, and his decision to pull troops out was widely denounced by members of Congress, who called his action rash and dangerous.Mattis, perhaps the most respected foreign policy official in the administration, announced on Thursday that he will leave by the end of February. He told Trump in a letter that he was departing because “you have a right to have a Secretary of Defence whose views are better aligned with yours.”The withdrawal decision will fulfil Trump’s goal of bringing troops home from Syria, but military leaders have pushed back for months, arguing that the IS group remains a threat and could regroup in Syria’s long-running civil war. US policy has been to keep troops in place until the extremists are eradicated.Among officials’ key concerns is that a US pullout will leave US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces vulnerable to attacks by Turkey, the Syrian government and remaining IS fighters. The SDF, a Kurdish-led force, is America’s only military partner in SyriaA second official said McGurk on Friday was pushing for the US to allow the SDF to reach out to troops allied with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government for protection. McGurk argued that America had a moral obligation to help prevent the allied fighters from being slaughtered by Turkey, which considers the SDF an enemy.McGurk said at a State Department briefing on Dec. 11 that “it would be reckless if we were just to say, ‘Well, the physical caliphate is defeated, so we can just leave now.’ I think anyone who’s looked at a conflict like this would agree with that.”A week before that, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the US had a long way to go in training local Syrian forces to prevent a resurgence of IS and stabilize Syria. He said it would take 35,000 to 40,000 local troops in northeastern Syria to maintain security over the long term, but only about 20 percent of that number had been trained.McGurk, 45, previously served as a deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran, and during the negotiations for the landmark Iran nuclear deal by the Obama administration, led secret side talks with Tehran on the release of Americans imprisoned there.McGurk, was briefly considered for the post of ambassador to Iraq after having served as a senior official covering Iraq and Afghanistan during President George W. Bush’s administration.A former Supreme Court law clerk to the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, McGurk worked as a lawyer for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq after the 2003 US-led invasion and joined Bush’s National Security Council staff, where in 2007 and 2008, he was the lead US negotiator on security agreements with Iraq.Taking over for now for McGurk will be his deputy, retired Lt. Gen. Terry Wolff, who served three tours of active duty in Iraq.Jim Jeffrey, a veteran diplomat who was appointed special representative for Syria engagement in August, is expected to stay in his position, officials said.IS militants still hold a string of villages and towns along the Euphrates River in eastern Syria, where they have resisted weeks of attacks by the US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces to drive them out. The pocket is home to about 15,000 people, among them 2,000 IS fighters, according to US military estimates.But that figure could be as high as 8,000 militants, if fighters hiding out in the deserts south of the Euphrates River are also counted, according to according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict through networks of local informants. Military officials have also made it clear that IS fighters fleeing Euphrates River region have found refuge in other areas of the country, fueling concerns that they could regroup and rise again.The SDF said Thursday: “The war against Islamic State has not ended and the group has not been defeated.”last_img read more

Judge Rules Proposition On Firefighter Raises Is Unconstitutional Barges Removed From Houston

first_imgWednesday, May 15, 2019Top afternoon stories:Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public MediaPatrick ‘Marty’ Lancton, president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association.Judge Rules Proposition On Firefighter Raises Is UnconstitutionalIn the latest court decision on voter-mandated firefighter pay raises, state district Judge Tanya Garrison ruled on Wednesday that Proposition B violates the Texas constitution.State law gives firefighters the right to collective bargaining, but City Attorney Ron Lewis said it’s unconstitutional to link firefighter pay to police officer pay.“Firefighter pay must be based on private sector firefighter pay,” Lewis said. “Prop B says firefighter pay must be based on Houston police officer pay. Houston police officer pay does not equal private sector firefighter pay. It’s not the same thing.”The Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association plans to appeal the decision.Mayor Sylvester Turner said layoffs or demotions in the Fire Department won’t be necessary now.U.S. Coast Guard/Auxiliarist Rusty PumphreyTwo barges involved in a collision are removed from the Houston Ship Channel on May 15, 2019.Barges Removed From Houston Ship ChannelThe Unified Command responding to a spill of gasoline blend product that occurred last Friday in the Houston Ship Channel said on Wednesday afternoon it has successfully removed the two barges involved in the incident from the collision site.The U.S. Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, Port of Houston Fire Department and the company Kirby Inland Marine form the unified command that’s responding to the incident.The spill happened after a 755-foot tanker crashed into a tugboat that was pushing two barges. The tanker struck one of the barges and the other one capsized.The barges were taken to shipyards. The one that was damaged in the collision was transported to the Southwest Shipyard at Channelview. The other barge was taken to the Barbours Cut Turning Basin. There were no reports of release of product into the water as the barges were removed from the collision site.Elaine Thompson/APPassengers at a TSA pre-check line.Hundreds Of TSA Agents Will Be Deployed At BorderThe Transportation Security Administration will be sending a few hundred employees to support federal agents at the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency confirmed in a statement to Houston Public Media.“TSA, like all DHS [Department of Homeland Security] components, is supporting the DHS effort to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southwest border. TSA is in the process of soliciting volunteers to support this effort while minimizing operational impact,” said a TSA media spokesman in a written statement.The TSA spokesman said agents will be sent on a voluntary basis and less than 1% of the agency’s some 60,000 employees will be impacted.Volunteers won’t be working with Customs and Border Protection as customs officers, but will provide support in meal delivery, transportation, legal affairs and personal property management, according to a TSA official.As of April last year, a total of 212,000 migrants had been apprehended so far in fiscal year 2018.Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeFrom left to right Edward James Priestley, 31; Lenishia Williams, 29; and Roy Battle 29.3 Nabbed In Investigation Of Houston Area Drugstore HoldupsAuthorities say three suspects have been arrested in the investigation of at least seven drugstore armed robberies this month in the Houston area.The Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced the arrests in a joint operation with the Texas Department of Public Safety.Officers arrested three suspects, Edward James Priestley, 31; Lenishia Williams, 29; and Roy Battle, 29, on Tuesday night after they robbed a Walgreens store in the 8400 block of Stella Link. The suspects face aggravated robbery charges.The HCSO said in a statement the suspects had guns, masks, gloves and more than $3,000 in stolen cash.Investigators say six other robberies, allegedly linked to the suspects, also involved Walgreens stores in crimes that began May 2. Sharelast_img read more

Disneyowned Marvel Studios has unveiled more deta

first_imgDisney-owned Marvel Studios has unveiled more details about its forthcoming slate of movies and TV series, which will be more integrated than ever before and will form part of the slate for upcoming streaming service Disney+.The Mouse House-backed Marvel Studios revealed the so-called ‘Phase Four’ stage of its Marvel Cinematic Universe over the weekend, which will include a raft of movies and Disney+ series.The shows for streamer Disney+, which is set to launch in November, will include storylines and context that will then be referenced in movies.New shows include Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first animated project, What If…?, which will debut on Disney+ in the summer of 2021. Actors from existing Marvel shows will feature in the series, which will explore a series of alternative realities.Also on the slate is Jeremy Renner-fronted Hawkeye, which will debut in the autumn of 2021 and again refers to the character’s experiences in the recent Avengers: Endgame movie.Other Disney+ series include Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will become available in autumn next year and also follows on from events in the recent Avengers movie, along with WandaVision. The latter will provide further context for movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will premiere in May 2021, while Tom Hiddleston-fronted series Loki will debut on Disney+ at the same time.The shows come five months after Netflix axed the last of its remaining Marvel titles on its platform, The Punisher and Jessica Jones. That came after a months-long cull of Marvel titles, which included cancellations of Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil.Netflix had previously inked a pact with the Disney company in 2013, but that was ended as the Mouse House prepared to launch Disney+.last_img read more