WHO declares global pandemic due to coronavirus

first_imgMedia briefing on # COVID19 With .DrTedros. #coronavirus https://t.co/aPFXT3ex5y- World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 11th 2020 A pandemic is not related to disease severity or mortality rate, but to geographical spread. According to the World Health Organization, a pandemic is declared when a new disease, for which the population has not developed immunity, begins to spread rapidly around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global pandemic due to coronavirus.center_img In order for the epidemic to turn into a pandemic, there must be a second wave of infection, which occurred in Italy, reports Index.hr.last_img

The man who discovered Ronaldo recalls what he said about Juve star

first_img Promoted Content12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Runner Who Makes Elaborate Artwork With His Feet And A Map Loading… Cristiano Ronaldo can boast many achievements throughout what has been exceptional career, however things could have been very different had he not crossed paths with Laszlo Boloni, the current Royal Antwerp coach, who guided Sporting CP to the league title during the 2001/02 season.Advertisementcenter_img The next year, a young Ronaldo, wearing the No.28, was handed his first-team debut by Boloni.Ronaldo, at the age of 17, made his bow when he replaced Tonito in the 58th minute during a 0-0 draw with Inter in the Champions League qualifiers, and didn’t crumble under the pressure despite a place in the next phase being at stake.Boloni wasn’t put off by the fact that this young player had only played two games with the B team squad.“I went to see the youth team and asked that he come along with the first team because he was in good physical condition, was really quick and had great technical ability,” he explained to MARCA.“None of this was a surprise.“When I saw him in action, I decided that he wasn’t going to go back to playing with the youth team.”“He played and behaved like someone way beyond his years.“In the dressing room he was a bit of a joker, but on the pitch he was exceptional.“To have the level of maturity that he did isn’t common for someone of 16 to 17 years of age.“I didn’t know that he was going to be one of the best ever, but I did know that, if he avoided injuries, he would be a very good player.”“At that time I was asked about him in an interview and I said that he would surpass [Luis] Figo and even Eusebio.“Comparing a young player to those two, who are considered Gods in Portugal, caused me some problems.“Ronaldo, though, has proven that I was right all along.”Boloni didn’t just give Ronaldo his debut; he changed his style of play.“In the youth team he played as a No.9, but I decided to play him as a right winger because he was young and only weighed 60kg, so it was going to be difficult for him to hold up the ball when up against 100kg centre-backs,” the coach said.“On the flank, with the speed and dribbling ability he had, he would be far more effective.”This transformation, however, wasn’t easy.“I’m happy that I made the decision that I did, but at the start it wasn’t easy,” said Boloni.“For him, the thing he wanted to do most was dribble.“My job was to tell him that dribbling past one or two players is important, but five is too many.“I tried to explain to him until what point dribbles like that were useful.“As he was intelligent, he started to go down the right path.”When asked about his position on the Lionel Messi vs Ronaldo debate, Botoni is open about the fact that he is quite biased.“Who is better? I can’t be impartial, Ronaldo will always be my boy,” he said.“He started out with me at Sporting CP.”“In any case, we have all been lucky enough to have enjoyed watching these two legends battle it out for 10 to 15 years.”Before the suspension of all football due to coronavirus, Ronaldo made his 1,000th career appearance, fittingly against Inter.The Old Lady won the Derby d’Italia 2-0, but Ronaldo didn’t get on the scoresheet, putting an end to his best run of form since leaving Real Madrid.At the age of 35, he had scored in 11 consecutive Serie A matches.“No one can say how long he will continue for,” Boloni said.Read Also:Brazil legend Ronaldinho recounts life experience in prison“He’s really strong, he always wants more.“He’s really hard-working, physically blessed and technically complete.”“If he avoids injury, I think he can continue for many years to come.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Megill plays all-action role in Orange win over St. John’s

first_imgCHESTER, Pa. — Brian Megill was everywhere on Saturday.He played his usual role – shutting down the opposing team’s offense. He scooped up five ground balls, the most on either team. But he also did something he hadn’t done all season: score a goal.Megill was a factor in all elements of the game, igniting Syracuse (3-1, 1-0 Big East) to a 13-11 win over St. John’s (3-2, 1-0 Big East) on Saturday at the Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic in Chester, Pa. The defender showed off his full repertoire, dabbling in many facets of the contest.“I think it was just the way I was picking up ground balls where I was getting out on breaks,” Megill said. “I was able to get ahead of everyone on certain plays.”One of those plays came late in the third quarter. Megill snatched a ground ball and burst the other way. He crossed midfield and dished the ball to Luke Cometti. Cometti passed it back to Megill five yards outside the crease and the senior captain scored the second goal of his career.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMegill said he didn’t expect Cometti to pass the ball back to him, but he was ready to shoot right away once he did.“When he passed it back I kind of just caught it, closed my eyes and threw it toward the cage,” Megill said. “Luckily it got caught in my stick and went through his legs.”The go-ahead goal late in the third quarter wasn’t the only time Megill got involved in the offense. Late in the second quarter, Megill caught a pass from Mike Messina and rifled a shot that sailed into the second row of the stands. He hunched over, disappointed with himself.Overall, though, Megill’s defense paved the way for his – and his team’s – offense. Recovering ground balls led to looks in transition, which gave him a chance to get involved in the attack.Megill did struggle, though, against Kieran McArdle, one of the most prolific scorers in the country. McArdle came into the game leading the Big East with 5.5 points per game. Megill shut him down in the first half, but McArdle found openings in the second half and finished with four goals.“He’s a great defenseman,” McArdle said of Megill. “We were running a little bit of middie dodges in the first half. Then we went into our two-man game behind the net and that’s when it gave me a chance to dodge.”Megill anchored a Syracuse defense that largely stopped the Red Storm. And his looks on the breakaway helped push the tempo for the balanced Orange offense.“I love pushing the ball in transition, trying to make something happen for the team,” Megill said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 9, 2013 at 5:41 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasscenter_img Related Stories Syracuse’s balanced attack too much for St. John’s in 13-11 Orange victoryAfter committing ample penalties, Syracuse limits Red Storm’s man-up opportunities late in gamelast_img read more

GFA Vice-President, Mark Addo, heads Finance Committee of GFA

first_img Source: Ghana FA The Executive Council of the GFA has named a five-member Finance Committee of the GFA with the Association’s Vice President, Mark Addo as Chairman of the Committee.The Executive Committee named the Columbia University graduate (MBA (Finance and International Business) as  Chairman  and other members onto the Committee during its meeting at Cape Coast last week.Executive Council member, George Amoako, who has considerable knowledge in football finance, is the Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee.Other members are: Samuel Kaye Brew-Butler, Mathew Ampofo and Gideon Fosu.The Finance Committee’s responsibilities includes the following:1. Cooperating with the General Secretary to prepare and submit the annual budget of the GFA.2. Ensuring compliance with the budget and financial policies of the GFA, and to make recommendations to the Executive Council.3. Reviewing the accounting and audit regime at the GFA, and to send periodic reports to the Executive Council.4. Advising the Executive Council on financial transactions and investment.last_img read more