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Snoop Dogg shares ‘nasty’ Gascoigne post to warn of alcohol abuse

Snoop Dogg shares ‘nasty’ Gascoigne post to warn of alcohol abuse

Entertainment
Snoop Dogg has been criticised for posting pictures of himself and former footballer Paul Gascoigne on Instagram to illustrate the negative effects of alcohol compared to cannabis.The US rapper uploaded a picture showing him and the ex-England midfielder at the ages of 20 and 47, in an apparent attempt to show that "marijuana abuse" is safer than addiction to alcohol. His post has divided his followers, with some praising him for "speaking the truth" about the dangers of drinking and others accusing him of a lack of respect for Gascoigne, 52, who has repeatedly struggled with alcoholism and mental health issues over the years. Piers Morgan is among those to have criticised the 47-year-old Gin And Juice rapper over the post, tweeting: "This is nasty. Shame on you @SnoopDogg."Another tweeter...
Fans react brilliantly as Manchester City post premature Raheem Sterling celebration tweet

Fans react brilliantly as Manchester City post premature Raheem Sterling celebration tweet

Sports
'you played yourself' Sterling was denied a dramatic injury time winner as Tottenham snatched a stunning away-goals victory at the Etihad Stadium Raheem Sterling was denied a dramatic injury time winner as Tottenham snatched a stunning away-goals victory against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Everyone had thought that the England winger had won it at the death for Pep Guardiola’s side, so much so that even Man City’s social media team posted a premature celebration tweet after the ball went in. Sterling thought he had scored the winner but his goal was disallowed But VAR intervened to stun the Etihad into silence and Spurs went through to the semi-finals despite a 4-3 defeat on the night. Have a look at Man City’s tweet below… wfiuh
Israel Folau: Rugby Australia ‘intends’ to sack full-back after social media post

Israel Folau: Rugby Australia ‘intends’ to sack full-back after social media post

Sports
Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Rugby Union say they intend to terminate Israel Folau's contract after a social media post by the full-back in which he said "hell awaits" gay people.Folau, 30, has 73 caps and was expected to play at this year's World Cup."He does not speak for the game with his recent social media posts," the governing bodies said. "In the absence of compelling mitigating factors, it is our intention to terminate his contract."Rugby Australia and the NSW Rugby Union, which is responsible for Super Rugby side NSW Waratahs, said they have made "repeated attempts" to contact Folau and he has failed to get in touch with either organisation."Israel has failed to understand...
Retail loan EMIs set to fall post RBI’s rate cut

Retail loan EMIs set to fall post RBI’s rate cut

Finance
The central bank's decision to reduce the benchmark interest rate on Thursday for the second bi-monthly monetary policy review in succession has now put the ball in the court of banks to see that RBI's action translates into cheaper loans for consumers. Muted growth and subdued inflation prompted the RBI on Thursday to lower its key lending rate for commercial banks by 25 basis points (bps) to 6 per cent. If the banks now decide cut interest rates in line with the RBI's policy rate cut, housing, auto, education loans would become cheaper while the EMI burden on retail consumers would fall. A state-run bank official here said there is likely to be a transmission of least 15 per cent of the RBI's cut in its repo, or short-term lending rate for commercial banks, and borrowers could look forwa...
Interviews for top post of NHB and IIFCL on Monday

Interviews for top post of NHB and IIFCL on Monday

Finance
NEW DELHI: Interviews to appoint heads of National Housing Bank (NHB) and India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL) are scheduled to be held on Monday, sources said. A government-appointed panel in 2017 had interviewed candidates for the post of managing director (MD) IIFCL but it did not find anyone suitable to lead the organisation. So, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) invited fresh applications in August last year. The infrastructure lender has been without a regular MD for the past 20 months. Housing finance regulator NHB became headless in August last year following the resignation of Sriram Kalyanaraman amidst allegations of irregularities and misconduct against him. The DFS has shortlisted about 12 candidates for the post of managing director of NHB and five for IIFC...