The day Ronaldo ‘ridiculed’ Taribo West at Inter Milan

first_imgRonaldo Nazário was nicknamed ‘The Phenomenon’ as a result of he was able to doing issues unattainable for the remaining. The present president and most shareholder of the Actual Valladolid He left a number of unmatched moments and quite a few anecdotes in all his groups: Cruzeiro, PSV, Barcelona, ​​Inter Milan, Actual Madrid, Milan and Corinthians.One among them occurred within the 1997-1998 season, when he dazzled all the Serie A enjoying with Inter. She has now been unveiled by her teammate and compatriot Zé Elias on ESPN Brazil. The story is the next: Ronaldo so ridiculed Taribo West that he compelled him to droop coaching. As it’s. And it’s that Ronaldo when he placed on the ‘work swimsuit’ was unstoppable. “Throughout coaching, Ronaldo dribbled two after one to Taribo West. It was loopy! Our coach, ‘Gigi’ Simoni, needed to cease coaching instantly, “stated Zé Elias.Zé Elias and Ronaldo nearly have their birthday on the identical day. The former Brazilian soccer participant feared that Ronaldo’s actions in direction of Taribo West would finish within the worst method. “At the moment I feared that Taribo, who was very sturdy, would get indignant and take her with Ronaldo, who was our star. However fortunately Taribo was a really calm man and he took it straightforward and simply had fun. “Zé Elias, who shared costumes with Ronaldo for 2 years at Inter and concentrations at canarinhaHe defined why the double Ballon d’Or winner (1997 and 2002) was the very best participant he has ever seen. “His approach was second to none. Will probably be tough to see one other participant like that. He had power, velocity, explosiveness, and ability. Was full“He explains. And added two tales with him to bolster his thought:” He had a velocity of reasoning and execution that was unbelievable. In coaching, many occasions the defenders once we considered going for the ball, had already ended. As soon as, in a two-touch train on a small area, he scored from a nook. He made me a hat and, earlier than the ball fell, he kicked it with a purpose. That was his large distinction“stated the previous worldwide with Brazil.last_img read more

Tsetsi steps into the ring

first_imgTsetsi Davis, one of the crowd favourites over the years in the Wray & Nephew Contender boxing series, makes his debut tonight against American Courtney McLeave at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium.Davis has been able to fight as both a welterweight and a middleweight in the competition and has actually been a finalist.At age 38, he now has what is regarded as his last chance to take the top prize of $2 million this year and has said repeatedly since being selected that he believes that this will be his time to shine.He enters the ring with a record of 14 victories and five losses, while his American opponent McLeave, is a 21-year old boxer who has been a professional for a year, and has a one-win and two-loss record. Based on these figures, Davis goes into the fight with a huge advantage as he has much more experience than his opponent.SEEDING METHODThe method of determining the fights in the preliminary round this year is by a draw. Previously, there were challenges in which two teams competed and a boxer from the winning team was allowed to select his opponent. This year, the boxers on both teams were seeded and the top four seeds draw an opponent from the bottom four of the opposing team.By this method, unless there is an upset, the better boxers go on to the quarter-finals and challenge each other for the semi-final and then final spots. The runner-up in the competition takes home $500,000, while third gets $250,000 and fourth $200,000.The first week of competition saw that fight end in only 55 seconds after the young American, Xzaviar Ford, tore a tendon in his right shoulder and could not continue to fight. There was great disappointment in the auditorium after this premature end.Last week, spectators saw a much better fight as highly rated Demarcos Corley defeated Iwan Azore from Guyana on points, by using his superior boxing skills and ring savvy to good advantage.McLeave’s camp is confident that their fighter can hold his own against the more experienced Davis, while the Davis camp is quietly confident.”We have seen his record and will be going into the fight confident of victory, but we are not taking anything for granted. We want a win and that is what we are going for. We just have to wait to see what he brings to the table,” a representative from their camp said.Jamaica at 9:30 p.m.last_img read more

Backward or Forward Liberia?

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Jagdeo says SOCU’s visit was to test system

first_img…expects reciprocity on how Govt officials will be treatedThe recent decision to attend an interview with investigators of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) over the sale of lands at Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara, was to test the system and set a precedent for others to follow, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has said.“I went there. I could have said that I choose to remain silent like everyone who had gone in there, but I used the constitutional provision that is there because I wanted it tested. And the testing it sets a precedence,” Jagdeo told a news conference on Thursday.He explained to members of the press why he decided to adhere to a request for an interview with SOCU on Tuesday. Jagdeo, who later invoked presidential immunity that same day, said he is prepared to drop the immunity and allow Police to question him.However, the former Guyanese Head of State said the only way he would, is if President David Granger is questioned by SOCU investigators over the controversial award of a contract to a Dutch company for a feasibility study into the new Demerara River bridge.“If the President, when he is questioned in SOCU, chooses to give answers as to why he presided over Cabinet and approved a contract that was contrary to the law, I’ll go back to SOCU and I will not use that constitutional provision and you have that from me so I’m hoping he’ll do that now. You have heard me say that,” Jagdeo stated.But Jagdeo explained that although he holds a constitutional post and was chair of Cabinet for the matter being investigated, he still attended the interview, even though he had the option of refusing to do so. “I expect reciprocity in terms of how Government officials will be treated,” the former President explained.Jagdeo said he was assured by Head of SOCU, Sydney James that in spite of Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson sending a statement, he will have to attend an interview.“I hope he will do the same thing that I did and that is, I informed the press before I went there. And as I promised at my press conference… so they had a nice picture of me going into SOCU,” Jagdeo reminded.The Opposition Leader noted that he also expects that all Cabinet members, including President David Granger, will visit SOCU. “So as to explain why did this Cabinet approve a contract that it had no authority to do so,” the Opposition Leader added.The contract in question was awarded to Dutch company, LievenseCSO, for a feasibility study into the new Demerara River bridge.The Opposition had requested that the Public Procurement Commission investigate the award of the $148 million sole sourced contract.In its report on the matter, the Commission flagged Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson for requesting from Cabinet that the contract be sole sourced, instead of being processed through the Procurement Board as the law says should be done.It was subsequently announced that SOCU would be investigating the contract award.Sources indicated that Minister Patterson had submitted a statement to SOCU. There are reports that he paid a very low-key visit to the agency, in sharp contrast to Jagdeo’s open visit to SOCU on Monday.When contacted on Tuesday, SOCU head, Assistant Commissioner Sydney James, was reluctant to speak on the matter and promised to check with his investigators. Calls to Minister Patterson himself went unanswered.It was reported on Tuesday that SOCU had given the parliamentary Opposition a commitment that members of the coalition Government will be questioned concerning the controversial contract.last_img read more

Machakos to host CECAFA Group A matches

first_img“There have been concerns from teams about Kisumu with the political situation in mind, but we are still monitoring the situation. At the moment, we will have Group A matches in Machakos but in the event we are convinced Kisumu is viable then we will have the matches there,” the Federation’s communication chief Barry Otieno said.LOC boss Herbart Mwachiro confirmed as much adding there were no ulterior motives in the venue switch.Kenyatta Stadium will host Group A matches involving hosts Kenya, Rwanda, guest team Libya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar while the newly refurbished Bukhungu Stadium will host Group B games which will consist of defending champions Uganda invited side Zimbabwe, Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan.-Harambee Stars blow-Ulinzi Stars defender Omar Mbongi closes down on Smouha’s Raghab Abdelarin in a CAF Confederations Cup match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 18, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHarambee Stars have suffered yet another set back after Ulinzi Stars left-back Omar Mbongi withdrew from the team that is in camp due to illness.Mbongi has been replaced by Sofapaka’s Wesley Onguso who becomes the third player to be added into the squad that was named on Wednesday last week.The Gor Mahia pair of defender Harun Shakava and midfielder Kenneth Muguna were also ruled out of the tournament with Zoo Kericho’s Isaac Kipyegon and Thika United’s Brian Tsuma called up as their replacements respectively.Meanwhile, Burundi will be the first team arriving for the tournament with the side expected to touch down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 11:25pm EAT on Wednesday night.Ethiopia are expected to jet in on Thursday morning with Tanzania coming in the afternoon while Libya, Rwanda and Uganda arrive on Saturday. Uganda will travel by road and will head straight to Kakamega.Ethiopia are expected to jet in on Thursday morning with Tanzania coming in the afternoon while Libya, Rwanda and Uganda arrive on Saturday. Uganda will travel by road and will head straight to Kakamega. Photo/FILEThe matches, starting with the opener between hosts Kenya and Rwanda will be beamed live by Tanzanian broadcasters Azam who penned a two year deal with CECAFA.At the same time, former AFC Leopards winger Allan Katterega who was shipped out on loan to Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) in June will headline a strong Uganda Cranes squad travelling for title defense.Katterega has rediscovered his form with the Ugandan champions and his form has seen him earn selection in coach Moses Basenna’s squad, largely comprised of local based players. The only player playing outside Uganda picked is Simba SC defender Muurshid Juuko.However, the squad has a few experienced faces with the likes of Nicholas Wadada from Vipers, KCCA’s Isaac Muleme and Derrick Nsibambi as well as Proline FC’s Savio Kabugo.-Tanzania-Tanzania mainland have as well named a relatively strong squad for the tournament to be led by coach Ammy Ninje. Head coach Salum Mayanja will be in the country as well watching both teams from the republic, the Mainland side Kilimanjaro Stars and Zanzibar.Among the familiar CECAFA faces in the squad include keeper Aishi Manula, defenders Kevin Yondani and Erasto Nyoni, midfielder Himid Mao and striker Elias Maguli.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LOC boss Herbart Mwachiro confirmed as much adding there were no ulterior motives in the venue switch. Photo/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 29- The CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Local organizing Committee (LOC) has picked the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos as a tentative host for Group A matches over Kisumu’s Moi Stadium after what it termed as concerns from teams due to the current political situation in the country.The Moi Stadium and Kakamega’s Bukhungu Stadium, one hour drive between each other had been chosen to host the two-week long regional tournament with Machakos, Kasarani, Mumias and Afraha in Nakuru put on stand-by as alternate venues.last_img read more

Premier League clubs ranked by their nickname: From worst to first

first_img 20 20 20 20 20 20. Manchester City – The Citizens – Click the right arrow above to see which nickname we think is the best… – Most football folk call them ‘City’, but then there are lots of clubs known as ‘City’ and Man City certainly haven’t made that their own. It turns out their official nickname is ‘The Citizens’, which absolutely no one called them until recently. And it’s still rubbish. 20 15=. Bournemouth – The Cherries – The Premier League has already taken the club to their heart and their nickname is just as pleasant as the club appears. The reason behind it is either down to the club’s cherry colour stripes, or Dean Court being built on land which had a cherry orchard. But a fruit for a nickname is not becoming of a top football club. 20 20 20 20 19. Burnley – The Clarets – Better than their earlier effort, ‘The Turfites’. But only good enough for 19th. 12. Tottenham Hotspur – Spurs – Another shortened name, but it’s taken on such a hold that many refer to the club by the nickname instead of calling them Tottenham. 13= Liverpool – The Reds – You play in red, you are The Reds. Simple, but perhaps too simple. 20 9. Stoke – The Potters – Another nickname which has a bit of charm, it originates from the local pottery industry. We’re sure Josiah Wedgewood would be proud of the club, while, as grandfather of Charles Darwin, he would have enjoyed their evolution into Stokealona. 20 20 8. Watford – The Hornets – Once they were the Blues, but a kit colour change in 1959 saw a nickname change too. The yellow kit inspired the new moniker and saw a new crest made featuring the insect. Now, though, a stag is on the crest. 11. Southampton – The Saints – Originally called St Mary’s Young Men’s Association, the name only lasted 12 years, but the nickname has lasted a lot longer. 7. Sunderland – The Black Cats – Once called the Rokerites, Sunderland, upon leaving their famous Roker Park stadium, held a vote to decide their new nickname and Black Cats was the winner, thanks to a long story relating to the area’s link with an Artillery Battery on the River Wear and a black cat who once lived around their old stadium. 10. Leicester City – The Foxes – Wily, cunning and sly, being a fox isn’t the worst thing in the world. And fitting with how they outfoxed the rest of the Premier League last season to win the title. The nickname seems to come from the sport of fox hunting which occurred in the area due to the number of the creatures in the area. 20 20 18. Middlesbrough – The Boro – It’s pretty much just a truncated version of their name. Nothing too exciting about that, is there? 3. Hull – The Tigers – Stemming from their black and amber colours, the men by the Humber have a nickname to be proud of. 6. West Ham United – The Hammers – Founded in a London shipbuilding yard, the Hammers on the club’s crest represent its origins. And is a fitting nickname, which also has a touch of menace about it. 13= Chelsea – The Blues – It might be the colour, and football the game, but when winning is your aim you need a better nickname than the Blues. Even secondary nickname the Pensioners is drab, despite its origins. 20 20 20 5. Crystal Palace – The Eagles – Once nicknamed the Glaziers due to the old Crystal Palace building, which the club played its matches in the shadow of. Malcolm Allison felt a rebrand was in order when he took over as manager of the club and in 1973 the crest, which was to be an Eagle that bore resemblance to a phoenix, came to fruition, giving them a new nickname. 16. West Bromwich Albion – The Baggies – Now this is a nickname that is nothing if not interesting – and its origin is still debated. Whether it be down to their fans’ tendency to wear baggy clothing to matches as they came from the Ironworks, gatekeepers carrying bags of money, players wearing baggy shorts, or the bastardisation of a former player’s name – it’s got character. But that’s not enough to lift it up above 16th. 4. Manchester United – The Red Devils – A nickname simply transferred from the neighbouring Salford rugby league side, but it works a treat. 20 17. Swansea City – The Swans – It’s a similar nickname to that of Middlesbrough but slightly more enjoyable as Swans are a graceful water-dwelling bird. 20 2. Everton – The Toffees – A nickname earned thanks to a shop in Everton village called Mother Noblett’s, which sold sweets such as the Everton Mint. It’s brilliantly unique and lends itself to plenty of puns. 1. Arsenal – The Gunners – Formed by workers at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, south London, the club earned its nickname from the weapons they made. It’s a fantastically apt nickname for a football team. Every football team worth it’s weight has a nickname.It needs a moniker to set itself apart from its rivals and to helps fans to identify themselves with the club.There are many curious and intriguing nicknames throughout the football pyramid, relating from geography and local industry, to wild animals, or just simply the club’s colours.But out of the 20 teams in the Premier League, which side has the best one?Click the right arrow above to see how we ranked their nicknames…last_img read more


first_imgMarian Harkin, MEPMEP Marian Harkin has pleaded for people in Donegal and Ireland to consider the plight of 10,000 refugee children under the age of 13 wandering lost across Europe.She said that in County Donegal’s 175 primary schools there were 18,500 pupils aged between four and 13 and half of them, more than 9,000, were girls.She moved the audience at last night’s opening of the Micheal O’Cleirigh Summer School in Rossnowlagh when she added: “Imagine, just imagine if every single one of those little girls were missing, were lost, were gone……. “Just imagine the utter devastation of parents, grandparents, relatives – the wider community – the unspeakable awfulness of such a scenario.“For every little girl safe and secure in her Donegal home this evening, there is another child lost, abandoned, in some European country.”The 10,000 children on their own over the last few years in Europe, in groups without parents or significant adults, were open to exploitation, violence and abuse.The theme of the three-day school this year is “Refugees and Strangers”. Ms Harkin said what was unthinkable five to 10 years ago was now on our door-step.Ireland, as an insulated island, hadn’t seen lines of refugees in the train stations, or in the centres of the towns.She remembered that Micheal O’Cleirigh, the head of the Four Masters who documented the annals of the history of Ireland 400 years ago, was one of millions and millions of Irish emigrants who set forth to a new land.There was now a connection between him and what was happening to today’s migrants seeking a safe haven.Maybe there was need to think of practical ways in our own communities of how we can ensure that some refugees, at least, do not remain as strangers. DONEGAL SUMMER SCHOOL SPEAKERS PLEADS CASE OF REFUGEES was last modified: May 28th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

`The Da Vinci Code’ peeves, intrigues

first_imgThat’s because Apostol believes the movie is blasphemous. Following a Vatican official’s suggestion that Catholics boycott the film – which is based on the best-selling book by Dan Brown – groups across the nation are planning to protest in front of movie theaters the day the movie opens. MONTEBELLO – Montebello resident Jun Apostol will go to the theater Friday for the opening of the new movie “The Da Vinci Code” – but he will never actually watch it. • Photo Gallery: 05/16: Da Vinci protest AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“These are all lies and it’s blasphemy to our Lord Jesus Christ,” said Apostol, who has not read the book. “They try to mock and ridicule Jesus.” Representing the group American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, Apostol said his protest is not to keep people from seeing the film, but to warn them of what he sees as errors concerning the depiction of Jesus. “We’re just trying to help the people who have a weak faith, in a way, by showing them this movie doesn’t portray a true picture of our Lord. That’s what we want to impart,” he said. But not all Catholics are offended by Brown’s story. Bruce Sago, a pastoral associate at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church in Whittier, does not see any conflict between being a faithful Catholic and his plans to view the film. He has already read the book. center_img For More Info The hype actually gives Catholics an opportunity to talk about their faith, Sago said. “Personally, I have no problem with the book,” Sago said. “It’s a novel that uses actual dates, times and places like a lot of novels. It’s like Indiana Jones. It doesn’t purport to be true. It’s not an assault on my faith. If my faith is that weak, God help us all.” The Los Angeles Archdiocese is taking a more measured approach to the debate by referring its Web site visitors to – a site established by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. In the site, specific historic references in the book are refuted by various bishops. Tod Tamberg, spokesman for the Archdiocese, said church officials are aware that the controversy surrounding the film will boost ticket sales. Keeping that in mind, Archdiocese officials attempt to give perspective on what they say is a piece of fiction. “\ is no more historically accurate than Zoro,” Tamberg said. “It’s littered with historical error, but it provides us an opportunity to point people to resources on the scriptural foundations of our religion.” The Rev. Bruce Bergthold, pastor at Hillcrest Congregational Church in La Habra Heights, said a literal approach to the Bible may explain some people’s offense to the movie. “My personal take is that it’s a page-turner,” Bergthold said. “I enjoyed reading it because I love mysteries and suspense. My hunch is that many of the people who were opposed to it are very concerned with doctrine and orthodoxy and it’s a threat to them for some reason. “They think they must defend their faith and get out the `correct’ doctrine. The question really is about the person of Jesus and whether he is human or divine.” Last year, Bergthold invited Joe Price, a professor of religious studies at Whittier College, to lead a discussion about the book with his church-based book group. Entitled “Demythologizing The Da Vinci Code,” Price outlines historical errors in Brown’s book. “It’s a great read. But it’s really about the idea that there must be a secret key to unlock the mysteries of life and if we can find it, we’ll be in the know,” said Price. “We can get true salvation because we’ll know exactly how. “What we should learn most is not issues about historical facts but indications about who we are. Why do we want that key? What is it about the present day that prompts us to avoid ambiguity and mystery?” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

For the record

first_imgA story Thursday about proposed changes to gang injunctions misquoted Blinky Rodriguez. In fact, the gang intervention expert told a city panel, “The way it is now, a gang injunction is a life sentence for these people. We need to put a gate in the fence to give them a chance to get out.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

West Ham have £20million bid for Marko Arnautovic rejected by Stoke

first_imgStoke have rejected a bid of £20million from West Ham for forward Marko Arnautovic.The 28-year-old asked to leave the bet365 Stadium earlier his week, handing in a transfer request, and it is understood the Hammers have made a move.However, with Arnautovic only 12 months into a four-year contract, the Potters have a strong bargaining position and have turned down the London club’s advances.Arnautovic is currently with the squad in Switzerland for their pre-season training camp.The Austria international was linked with Everton last year before signing his new deal and Stoke would be unwilling to have another transfer saga.With the current inflated transfer market, Arnautovic would be expected to command a large fee should Stoke even be tempted to sell.Arnautovic joined from Werder Bremen in 2013 and has made 145 appearances, scoring 26 goals, for the Potters. He netted seven times in 35 games last season. Marko Arnautovic: The Austrian has handed in a transfer request at Stoke 1last_img read more