Ikone: France debut goal is a ‘dream come true’

first_imgLille attacking midfielder Jonathan Ikone marked his international debut for France with a goal in a 4-1 Euro 2020 qualifier win over Albania, a moment that he described as a “dream come true”.The 21-year-old was called up after a spate of injuries for Les Bleus. Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele were both missing from the squad, leaving the door open for Ikone, who starred in the summer’s European Under-21 Championships.He replaced two-goal hero Kingsley Coman who had scored either side of an Olivier Giroud strike to give France a seemingly insurmountable lead over their foes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Ikone struck after just eight minutes on the field to give the World Cup winners a 4-0 lead, although they did allow a consolation to the Albanians through a Sokol Cikalleshi penalty.“I said that my dream was to bring things to the team,” Ikone told M6 in France after the game.“Defensively first and why not offensively if everything goes well. A dream that has come true.“Frankly, I’m really happy, I hope it’s going to continue. The integration [with the squad] went really well, there were players who talked to me, helped me settle in as quickly as possible, and the coach has made me feel at ease.“It’s never easy because the opposing team has continued to fight.”The coach who helped Ikone settle, Didier Deschamps, was delighted for the youngster.Deschamps said that the Lille man was one of several young Frenchmen he hoped to incorporate into the team.“For Jonathan, his first selection is always remembered,” the coach, who has won the World Cup as both player and manager, told M6. “But he’ll remember it a bit more with a goal, that’s good. There are young people who are there, whom I gradually incorporate.”The comfortable victory has put France in pole position in Group H, ahead of Turkey, who beat them in June, and Iceland on goal difference.Minnows Andorra, who France beat 4-0 immediately after the Turkey defeat, travel to Stade de France on Tuesday.In October’s round of qualification matches France face the two teams level with them on points in the table, firstly travelling to Iceland before taking on the Turks, once again in Paris.last_img read more

10 Delectable Mothers Day Cocktails to Make for Mom this Weekend

first_img1.5 oz Espolòn Blanco2 oz carrot bell pepper juice.5 oz lime.5 oz ginger juice1 tsp harissa pasteMethod: Add all ingredients with ice to a shaker. Shake well. Pour into a hurricane glass with ice and garnish with fresh vegetables, such as carrots.GulabByblos(Created at Byblos Miami, Miami)1.5 oz vodka.75 oz pomegranate syrup.75 oz lemon juiceMethod: Add all the ingredients to a shaker. Fill with ice. Shake, & strain into a glass. If you want to get fancy: Strain the mixture into a copper mug. Fill the mug with crushed ice and garnish with 4-6 rose petals and Lemon zest.Watermelon Colada Editors’ Recommendations .75 oz Jaisalmer Gin.75 oz Pink Peppercorn Syrup.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice5 oz Pink Grapefruit JuiceMethod: Pour Jaisalmer Gin, peppercorn syrup, fresh lemon juice and pink grapefruit juice into a shaker, shake and double strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass. (To make peppercorn simple syrup: add crushed pink peppercorns to a simple Monin sugar syrup to infuse.)Gilded Grand 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather 2 oz Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis-Alexandre.75 oz fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice.5 oz lemon juice.5 bar spoon honeyRosemary sprigs and orange flower water for garnishMethod: Add ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with rosemary sprig and a spray of orange flower water.Jardin 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 2 oz The Botanist Gin1 oz fino sherry1 oz  fresh lemon juice.5 oz simple syrup3 snap peasMethod: Add simple syrup and snap peas into a shaker and gently muddle. Add The Botanist Gin, lemon juice and fino sherry into the shaker. Then add ice and shake. Fine strain over a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel and snap pea. 1 oz Nolet’s Silver Gin.5 oz elderflower liqueur1 oz fresh lemonade.5 oz fresh lime juiceRose petalsMethod: Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with rose petals.  Pomegranate Passion Fruit Rum Fizz(Created by Pineapple & Coconut)4 oz Koloa Gold Rum2 oz elderflower liqueur4 tbsp pomegranate arils2 oz passionfruit syrup1 oz lime juice2 oz pomegranate juice2 tsp simple syrup (optional if a sweeter drink is desired)Sparkling rosé Method: Muddle 2 tablespoons of pomegranate arils in the bottom of two collins glasses then fill with ice. In a shaker filled with ice add the rum, elderflower liqueur, passionfruit syrup, lime juice, and pomegranate juice. Shake until well chilled. Pour into glasses and top with sparkling rose, a few pomegranate arils and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.Momtini When it comes to Mother’s Day, is there a better way to bond with your mother than over a fine cocktail or two? To most of us here at The Manual, the answer is a resounding “No, of course not.” On a day dedicated to the person who brought you into the world, once you’ve made mom a delicious breakfast and presented her a gift, there’s really only one thing left to do: drink.Below, you’ll find a variety of Mother’s Day cocktail ideas. No matter what your mom likes, there’s a little something in our list for her.Nolet’s Silver Rose Gimlet 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer 2 oz Cîroc Watermelon1 oz pineapple juice.5 oz creme of coconut.5 oz lime juiceBittersMethod: Build in a glass with crushed ice and garnish with a watermelon wedge.Wild Rose Gin Smash(Created by Eron Plevan, ALEX&NDER, Louisville, Kentucky)1.5 oz Copper & Kings History of Lovers Rose Gin1 oz simple syrup.5 oz fresh lemon juice2 basil leaves2 slices of strawberry1 lemon wheel, halvedMethod: In a rocks glass, muddle the basil leaves, strawberries, lemon wheel (avoid muddling the rind), simple syrup, and lemon juice. Add pebble or crushed ice and then add 1.5 oz Lovers gin. Quick stir to combine, then top with more ice. Garnish with a basil leaf and strawberry slice. Summer Crush(Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Brand Ambassador)2 oz Coopers’ Craft Bourbon1 oz Grand Marnier (or another orange liqueur)3-4 oz lemon-lime soda (OR seltzer for a lower calorie version)1 navel orange, freshly juicedOrange wedges for garnishSprig of fresh mintMethod: Fill a glass with crushed ice. Pour the bourbon, Grand Marnier and fresh orange juice in the glass. Give it a gentle stir. Top it off with the soda, and orange wedge and a few mint leaves. Serve!Yes, Peas 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without last_img read more

Gender diversity proposal rejected by shareholders of Tim Hortons parent company

OAKVILLE, Ont. — A proposal to create a formal diversity policy at the parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King aimed at increasing the number of women on its all-male board of directors has been rejected.[np_storybar title=”Nellie McClung top choice for first Canadian woman on face of banknote, poll finds” link=””%5D Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery, artist Emily Carr and black activist Viola Desmond also placed among the top six choices by Canadians. Read on [/np_storybar]Oceanrock Investments Inc. and the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE), which both hold shares in Restaurant Brands International, asked the company to write a formal diversity policy and inform shareholders how and when it intends to increase the number of women on its board of directors and in senior management positions.The proposal asked RBI to do so by this December.Fred Pinto, Oceanrock Investments’ CEO, said there are many benefits to increasing gender diversity on corporate boards, including the potential for better shareholder returns. He said it’s also just the right thing to do.Other shareholders rejected the proposal at the company’s annual general meeting this morning.The board had declined to make a recommendation on how shareholders should vote, but did amend its new director nomination process to consider diverse candidates in response to the proposal.Ontario commits to having at least 40 per cent women make up provincial boards by 2019A female CEO may be the answer to more women on boards, surveys showWomen on boards: Searchable database shows you how many women sit on boards of TSX-listed companiesGender diversity on corporate boards in Canada has become a source of tension between shareholders and companies.BCE Inc.’s shareholders voted down a similar proposal at their annual general meeting earlier this year, and a Dollarama shareholder brought up concerns over the lack of women in leadership positions at that company’s meeting earlier this week.Before today’s meeting, Restaurant Brands International announced it’s expanding its presence in the United States through a new partnership.RBI says Restaurant Development Partners will grow the Tim Hortons brand across the state of Minnesota through a 14-year arrangement. Details of the expansion weren’t disclosed.RDP’s new president will be Mark Holly, who has a decade of corporate experience with the Tim Hortons brand.The Minnesota partnership is the latest move to spread the Tim Hortons brand in the United States. RBI signed the Luke Family of Brands in February to expand its presence in the state of Indiana.Tim Hortons currently has the bulk of its 4,400 restaurants in Canada, where it began in 1964 with a single location. read more