Under Armour

26 Apr 19
Sirius Cyrus

The First Battle by Answers in Genesis About six thousand years ago in a garden called Eden, the battle began. Jesus, our Creator and King, placed the first two humans in this splendid paradise. He gave them all the food they would ever want to eat, except for the fruit on a single tree. Of […]

26 Apr 19
The Muslim Times

© Oct 2004 Abdal-Hakim Murad 1. Amnesia Attention deficit disorder seems to flourish under conditions of late modernity. The past becomes itself more quickly. Memories, individual as well as collective, tend to be recycled and consulted only by the old. For everyone else, there are only current affairs, reaching back a few months at most. […]

25 Apr 19
Bham Now

Homewood is about to get a deep DEEEEEP discount store thanks to former Zoë’s Kitchen founder and serial entrepreneur John Cassimus. Crazy Cazboy’s will open in the Homewood Commons Shopping Center on Friday, May 10. Here’s what to expect when you go.

25 Apr 19
My QT Space

Your labor is not in vain 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against […]

25 Apr 19
Heavy.com

Daniel Jones could be a surprise 1st round pick in tonight’s NFL Draft. Here’s what you need to know about his girlfriend Ella Bonafede, a Duke lacrosse player.

25 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
AFTER 11 years, 22 movies and £14billion in ticket sales, Marvel is wrapping up its Avengers story arc. The climactic Avengers: Endgame boasts the series’ most star-packed roster ever. The final addition to the Avengers story arc has its most star-packed roster ever Thousands of fans pre-booked tickets to catch the long-awaited finale, which exploded on to cinema screens at midnight on Wednesday. It smashed records for advance ticket sales, beating the mark set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And Endgame is expected to top the TWO BILLION dollars raked in by the previous instalment in the series, Infinity War. Here, GRANT ROLLINGS profiles the heroes still standing at the START of Endgame. But don’t worry, we won’t be spoiling the surprise by revealing how the three-hour epic turns out. Hulk Hulk’s first Marvel movie appearance was in The Incredible Hulk in 2008 Mark Ruffalo, 51, took over from Edward Norton as the Hulk in 2012 WHO is he? Mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner turns into a not-so-jolly green giant when he gets angry. Throughout the Avengers series, he has fought to control his temper. Banner seems to have won that battle in the final episode. One of the few comic-book heroes with the strength to stand up to Thanos. Trademark move: Smashing stuff, very, very hard. Marvel movie appearances: The Incredible Hulk (2008), Avengers Assemble (2012), Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: Ruffalo, 51, took over from Edward Norton as the Hulk in 2012 for the first Avengers movie. Norton’s 2008 The Incredible Hulk is one of Marvel’s few commercial flops. Ant-Man Ant-Man is Marvel’s smallest hero and an ex-con turned crime-fighter Paul Rudd is also known for being Pheobe’s fella Mike in Friends WHO is he? Marvel’s smallest hero is an ex-con turned crime-fighter who can shrink at will due to a hi-tech suit. At the end of the second Ant-Man movie last year, he was left stranded in a “quantum world” – and is assumed to be dead as Endgame begins. But we can see from the trailer he returns to the Avengers’ compound to help out. Trademark move: Getting into tiny spaces unseen. Marvel movie appearances: Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: To Friends fans, Rudd, 50, will always be Phoebe’s fella Mike. But his CV includes smash-hit comedies The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and both Anchorman films. The two Ant-Man movies raked in a billion dollars combined. Captain Marvel Captain Marvel is the newest addition to the Avengers line-up Brie Larson’s trademark move as Captain Marvel is lightning speed WHO is she? The newest addition to the Avengers line-up appeared in her first film just this year – a billion-dollar box-office hit. At the end of her debut, which is set in the Nineties, it becomes clear the former fighter pilot will come to the aid of Avengers founder Nick Fury. The incredibly potent character can fly through space and take out spaceships with beams of energy. Trademark move: Lightning speed. Marvel movie appearances: Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: Larson, 29, claimed a Best Actress Oscar for the intense 2015 drama Room. She played a young mother being held captive by a sexual predator. But Larson displayed great comic timing in the wildly contrasting Captain Marvel. Her partner is rocker Alex Greenwald of the band Phantom Planet. Iron Man Iron Man has had several brushes with death in the franchise Robert Downey Jr’s trousered tens of millions as Iron Man after battling addiction in 2001 WHO is he? Throughout the Avengers saga, billionaire boffin Tony Stark has vied with Captain America to lead the team. After several brushes with death, fans have wondered if Endgame might mark the end of the road for Stark. Trademark move: Power blasts from his hi-tech armour. Marvel movie appearances: Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Avengers Assemble (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: Downey’s career lay in tatters as he battled drink and drug addiction in 2001. But after sobering up, the 54-year-old has trousered tens of millions as Iron Man, topping lists of Hollywood’s highest earners. Captain America Captain America is key to keeping the Avengers team together Chris Evans’s first role in the franchise was 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger WHO is he? The clean-living World War Two super-soldier – who was plunged into the modern world after decades frozen in Arctic ice – is key to keeping the Avengers team together. He battles to overcome Thanos even when all seems lost. Trademark move: Throwing his indestructible shield. Marvel movie appearances: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Avengers Assemble (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: The 37-year-old American got the nod despite appearing in two Fantastic Four movies as the Human Torch. Stars with Daniel Craig in upcoming crime drama Knives Out, due later this year. Thor Thor’s special move is summoning lightning Chris Hemsworth pipped little brother Liam for the role of Thor WHO is he? The mighty God of Thunder seems humbled in the wake of his battle with Thanos. The Asgardian swaps his superpowered hammer Mjolnir for a deadly axe. Special move: Summoning lightning. Marvel movie appearances: Thor (2011), Avengers Assemble (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015), Doctor Strange (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: The Aussie, 35, pipped younger brother Liam to become Thor. The former Home & Away star earned £12million for Thor: Ragnarok and will slip into Will Smith’s sober dark suit for Men In Black: International this autumn. He is married to Fast & Furious actress Elsa Pataky, with whom he has three children. Black Widow Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, debuted in Iron Man 2 Scarlett skyrocketed to fame in 2003 after starring in Lost In Translation WHO is she? When the Russian assassin debuted in Iron Man 2, it wasn’t clear whose side she was on. But the killer with a dark past is a loyal friend to her Avenger pals, notably Hawkeye and Captain America. Trademark move: Martial arts. Marvel movie appearances: Iron Man 2 (2010), Avengers Assemble (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: After finding fame in 2003 indie hit Lost In Translation, she has appeared in sci-fi blockbusters Ghost In The Shell and Lucy, plus edgier fare like Under The Skin and Her. The 34-year-old mum of one is twice divorced, including from actor Ryan Reynolds. Rocket Raccoon Rocket Raccoon is known for his prison breakouts Bradley Cooper plays genetically modified raccoon and was first seen in 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy WHO is he? The genetically modified raccoon can talk his way into trouble and back out of it – and is handy with a gun too. First seen in 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, Rocket is a rough diamond inclined to do the right thing when pushed. As one of just two surviving Guardians, he is determined to get revenge on Thanos. Trademark move: Prison breakouts. Marvel movie appearances: Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014), Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: Rocket’s voice is nothing like the Cooper we heard sing in his directorial debut A Star Is Born. His romantic duets with Lady Gaga were very convincing – but Cooper, 44, is dating the Russian model Irina Shayk, with whom he has a daughter. [boxout headline=”ALSO STARRING…”] Nebula: Karen Gillan Hawkeye: Jeremy Renner War Machine: Don Cheadle Pepper Potts: Gwyneth Paltrow Spider-Man: Tom Holland Falcon: Anthony Mackie Star-Lord: Chris Pratt Black Panther: Chadwick Boseman Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch [/boxout] Journey to Endgame Avengers Assemble – 2012 Avengers Assemble included Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow The first Avengers film carrying that title marks the moment some of Marvel’s best-known superheroes get together to fight an alien force. They include Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk and Black Widow. Box office: £1.2billion (6th best ever) Avengers: Age Of Ultron – 2015 Avengers: Age Of Ultron sees the heroes fall out due to Iron Man’s meddling The second Avengers movie introduces Paul Bettany as Vision, plus Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. The heroes fall out as Iron Man’s meddling puts everyone in danger. James Spader voices scheming Ultron. Box Office: £1.1billion (8th best ever) Avengers: Infinity War – 2018 Avengers: Infinity War sees Thanos try to wipe out half of life in the universe After falling out in Captain America: Civil War, the team reunite to stop cosmic tyrant Thanos obtaining all six Infinity Stones. Thanos plans to wipe out half of life in the universe. Box office: £1.6billion (4th best ever) Avengers: Endgame – 2019 Avengers: Endgame has its most star-packed roster ever Fans have been asking: How can the surviving Avengers defeat Thanos and save their fallen comrades from Infinity War? We won’t spoil it. But Endgame deftly brings together strands from 21 earlier films. Box office estimate: £1.7billion [bc_video video_id=”6029087340001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Avengers: Endgame cast look back at Marvel’s most successful movie franchise as it comes to an end”] GOT a story? Ring The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or email exclusive@the-sun.co.uk.  
25 Apr 19
The Sun
AFTER 11 years, 22 movies and £14billion in ticket sales, Marvel is wrapping up its Avengers story arc. The climactic Avengers: Endgame boasts the series’ most star-packed roster ever. The final addition to the Avengers story arc has its most star-packed roster ever Thousands of fans pre-booked tickets to catch the long-awaited finale, which exploded on to cinema screens at midnight on Wednesday. It smashed records for advance ticket sales, beating the mark set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And Endgame is expected to top the TWO BILLION dollars raked in by the previous instalment in the series, Infinity War. Here, GRANT ROLLINGS profiles the heroes still standing at the START of Endgame. But don’t worry, we won’t be spoiling the surprise by revealing how the three-hour epic turns out. Hulk Hulk’s first Marvel movie appearance was in The Incredible Hulk in 2008 Mark Ruffalo, 51, took over from Edward Norton as the Hulk in 2012 WHO is he? Mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner turns into a not-so-jolly green giant when he gets angry. Throughout the Avengers series, he has fought to control his temper. Banner seems to have won that battle in the final episode. One of the few comic-book heroes with the strength to stand up to Thanos. Trademark move: Smashing stuff, very, very hard. Marvel movie appearances: The Incredible Hulk (2008), Avengers Assemble (2012), Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: Ruffalo, 51, took over from Edward Norton as the Hulk in 2012 for the first Avengers movie. Norton’s 2008 The Incredible Hulk is one of Marvel’s few commercial flops. Ant-Man Ant-Man is Marvel’s smallest hero and an ex-con turned crime-fighter Paul Rudd is also known for being Pheobe’s fella Mike in Friends WHO is he? Marvel’s smallest hero is an ex-con turned crime-fighter who can shrink at will due to a hi-tech suit. At the end of the second Ant-Man movie last year, he was left stranded in a “quantum world” – and is assumed to be dead as Endgame begins. But we can see from the trailer he returns to the Avengers’ compound to help out. Trademark move: Getting into tiny spaces unseen. Marvel movie appearances: Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: To Friends fans, Rudd, 50, will always be Phoebe’s fella Mike. But his CV includes smash-hit comedies The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and both Anchorman films. The two Ant-Man movies raked in a billion dollars combined. Captain Marvel Captain Marvel is the newest addition to the Avengers line-up Brie Larson’s trademark move as Captain Marvel is lightning speed WHO is she? The newest addition to the Avengers line-up appeared in her first film just this year – a billion-dollar box-office hit. At the end of her debut, which is set in the Nineties, it becomes clear the former fighter pilot will come to the aid of Avengers founder Nick Fury. The incredibly potent character can fly through space and take out spaceships with beams of energy. Trademark move: Lightning speed. Marvel movie appearances: Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: Larson, 29, claimed a Best Actress Oscar for the intense 2015 drama Room. She played a young mother being held captive by a sexual predator. But Larson displayed great comic timing in the wildly contrasting Captain Marvel. Her partner is rocker Alex Greenwald of the band Phantom Planet. Iron Man Iron Man has had several brushes with death in the franchise Robert Downey Jr’s trousered tens of millions as Iron Man after battling addiction in 2001 WHO is he? Throughout the Avengers saga, billionaire boffin Tony Stark has vied with Captain America to lead the team. After several brushes with death, fans have wondered if Endgame might mark the end of the road for Stark. Trademark move: Power blasts from his hi-tech armour. Marvel movie appearances: Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Avengers Assemble (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: Downey’s career lay in tatters as he battled drink and drug addiction in 2001. But after sobering up, the 54-year-old has trousered tens of millions as Iron Man, topping lists of Hollywood’s highest earners. Captain America Captain America is key to keeping the Avengers team together Chris Evans’s first role in the franchise was 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger WHO is he? The clean-living World War Two super-soldier – who was plunged into the modern world after decades frozen in Arctic ice – is key to keeping the Avengers team together. He battles to overcome Thanos even when all seems lost. Trademark move: Throwing his indestructible shield. Marvel movie appearances: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Avengers Assemble (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: The 37-year-old American got the nod despite appearing in two Fantastic Four movies as the Human Torch. Stars with Daniel Craig in upcoming crime drama Knives Out, due later this year. Thor Thor’s special move is summoning lightning Chris Hemsworth pipped little brother Liam for the role of Thor WHO is he? The mighty God of Thunder seems humbled in the wake of his battle with Thanos. The Asgardian swaps his superpowered hammer Mjolnir for a deadly axe. Special move: Summoning lightning. Marvel movie appearances: Thor (2011), Avengers Assemble (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015), Doctor Strange (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: The Aussie, 35, pipped younger brother Liam to become Thor. The former Home & Away star earned £12million for Thor: Ragnarok and will slip into Will Smith’s sober dark suit for Men In Black: International this autumn. He is married to Fast & Furious actress Elsa Pataky, with whom he has three children. Black Widow Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, debuted in Iron Man 2 Scarlett skyrocketed to fame in 2003 after starring in Lost In Translation WHO is she? When the Russian assassin debuted in Iron Man 2, it wasn’t clear whose side she was on. But the killer with a dark past is a loyal friend to her Avenger pals, notably Hawkeye and Captain America. Trademark move: Martial arts. Marvel movie appearances: Iron Man 2 (2010), Avengers Assemble (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: After finding fame in 2003 indie hit Lost In Translation, she has appeared in sci-fi blockbusters Ghost In The Shell and Lucy, plus edgier fare like Under The Skin and Her. The 34-year-old mum of one is twice divorced, including from actor Ryan Reynolds. Rocket Raccoon Rocket Raccoon is known for his prison breakouts Bradley Cooper plays genetically modified raccoon and was first seen in 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy WHO is he? The genetically modified raccoon can talk his way into trouble and back out of it – and is handy with a gun too. First seen in 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, Rocket is a rough diamond inclined to do the right thing when pushed. As one of just two surviving Guardians, he is determined to get revenge on Thanos. Trademark move: Prison breakouts. Marvel movie appearances: Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014), Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star: Rocket’s voice is nothing like the Cooper we heard sing in his directorial debut A Star Is Born. His romantic duets with Lady Gaga were very convincing – but Cooper, 44, is dating the Russian model Irina Shayk, with whom he has a daughter. [boxout headline=”ALSO STARRING…”] Nebula: Karen Gillan Hawkeye: Jeremy Renner War Machine: Don Cheadle Pepper Potts: Gwyneth Paltrow Spider-Man: Tom Holland Falcon: Anthony Mackie Star-Lord: Chris Pratt Black Panther: Chadwick Boseman Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch [/boxout] Journey to Endgame Avengers Assemble – 2012 Avengers Assemble included Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow The first Avengers film carrying that title marks the moment some of Marvel’s best-known superheroes get together to fight an alien force. They include Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk and Black Widow. Box office: £1.2billion (6th best ever) Avengers: Age Of Ultron – 2015 Avengers: Age Of Ultron sees the heroes fall out due to Iron Man’s meddling The second Avengers movie introduces Paul Bettany as Vision, plus Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. The heroes fall out as Iron Man’s meddling puts everyone in danger. James Spader voices scheming Ultron. Box Office: £1.1billion (8th best ever) Avengers: Infinity War – 2018 Avengers: Infinity War sees Thanos try to wipe out half of life in the universe After falling out in Captain America: Civil War, the team reunite to stop cosmic tyrant Thanos obtaining all six Infinity Stones. Thanos plans to wipe out half of life in the universe. Box office: £1.6billion (4th best ever) Avengers: Endgame – 2019 Avengers: Endgame has its most star-packed roster ever Fans have been asking: How can the surviving Avengers defeat Thanos and save their fallen comrades from Infinity War? We won’t spoil it. But Endgame deftly brings together strands from 21 earlier films. Box office estimate: £1.7billion [bc_video video_id=”6029087340001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Avengers: Endgame cast look back at Marvel’s most successful movie franchise as it comes to an end”] GOT a story? Ring The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or email exclusive@the-sun.co.uk.  
25 Apr 19
Feasting On Dismembered Carnage

The date was July 3rd. The time was 6 PM, 18:00 in military time. It was a miserable, chilling evening, with the night sky above the field dark with rain clouds. The grass of the field had been disturbed in some places by the impacts of shells and bombs, and in one place a shot […]

25 Apr 19
Whispers of the Void

All Hail the Ratqueen! “What?” you might ask but don’t worry, I’ll clarify in just a bit.  As you remember we were just standing in front of this huge hole in the enormous Door right where the unofficial section of the bunker began. Fluffy checked the databanks to see what we could expect to be […]

25 Apr 19
Ordlavin

The ground shook, scattering knick-knacks from the shelves lining the walls. Ceramic bowls exploded into shards as they hit the floor all around Mydeala as they hid under the table with hands clasped over all their eyes. Count to five, no need to hide Count to eight, run don’t wait Count to ten, never see […]

25 Apr 19
Cynthia Castor

With so much going on in the world, annoying advertisements are the last things you want to see. You hear them on your Spotify free trial, before that quick Youtube video you want to watch, even just stalking people on social media. With so much clutter it’s hard to break through the noise and still […]

25 Apr 19
Walking The Landscape

Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote… – Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘General Prologue’  to The Canterbury Tales