first_imgThis is crazy. Please stop fooling around and land on reality. Let’s be honest, there are much more important priorities than any sport.– Thiago Alcantara (@ Thiago6) March 13, 2020The midfielder of the Bayern Munich He made very coherent statements on social networks, advocating for people’s health rather than soccer. However, just like in the Santander League, which has predicted millionaire losses, in Germany the same will happen and The main affected will not be footballers, but members of the club with jobs associated with match days. As collected Bild, the sportscaster, Matthias Brügelmann, He has recommended Thiago to take his words further and use part of his salary to cover those losses, something that many athletes and clubs have done in recent days: “It would be great if Thiago set a good example now. It would be a wonderful sign of solidarity if he donated a portion of his double-digit salary to a solidarity fund in the Bundesliga.” Some employees may expect a reaction from you. 6center_img “This is crazy. Please stop playing the fool and get down to earth. Let’s be honest. There are much more important priorities than any sport.” Are words of Thiago Alcantara of March 13 on the coronavirus crisis, which has forced to postpone the Bundesliga.last_img read more

first_imgIan Rush says Christian Benteke holds the key to Liverpool’s top four hopes.The striker, a £32.5million summer signing from Aston Villa, netted on his Anfield debut on Monday night to make it back-to-back wins for the Reds in the Premier League this season.Rush was hugely impressed by the Belgian’s all-round performance against Bournemouth, and believes he can fire the Reds to Champions League qualification.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Liverpool great said: “He won every header, he held the ball up well and it’s a different option for the players. He was excellent and I think he can get better.“He can be the difference between fifth, six and getting in the top four and that’s the target Liverpool will be looking at.”Rush also reserved special praise for Philippe Coutinho, with the Brazilian following up his stunning strike in the opening day win over Stoke with another influential display against Bournemouth.The Welshman added: “He gets into those pockets. He scored that wonder goal against Stoke and last night for the first hour or so he was really, really good. “He tired towards the end of the game but I thought he was absolutely fantastic. Having another Brazilian there in Roberto Firmino has probably helped him as well.”last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsSaffir’s scale was expanded by former National Hurricane Center Director Robert H. Simpson and became known as the Saffir-Simpson scale in the 1970s. The scale is now so well known that many coastal residents toss off shorthand like “Cat. 1” and few need to be told that it refers to Saffir and Simpson’s creation. Simpson, 95, said the system was invaluable in helping him communicate the power of an approaching storm. “We needed that type of thing desperately at the time,” he said Thursday. Despite devoting much of his life to thinking about and preparing buildings for hurricanes, Saffir acknowledged earlier this year that his own home was not completely protected from a storm with hurricane shutters. He had done studies on the glass in the windows and found it was relatively shatterproof, he said. At the same time, he told AP, “I confess I only have partial shutters.” MIAMI – Herbert Saffir, an engineer who created the five-category system used to describe hurricane strength and warn millions of an approaching storm’s danger, has died. He was 90. Saffir died Wednesday of complications from surgery, said his son, Richard Saffir. A structural engineer, Saffir created his scale in 1969 – laying out for the first time what kind of damage could be expected from an approaching hurricane. It has since become the definitive way to describe intensity for storms that form in the Atlantic and parts of the Pacific. Before the scale, hurricanes were simply described as major or minor. Saffir’s innovation was ranking storm destruction by type, from Category 1 – where trees and unanchored mobile homes receive the primary damage – to Category 5 – the complete failure of roofs and some structures. The five descriptions of destruction were then matched with the sustained wind speeds that would produce the corresponding damage. 160Want 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

first_imgIt’s only a matter of time before Eden Hazard leaves Chelsea to make his dream move to Real Madrid, believes Danny Higginbotham.The former Premier League defender has told talkSPORT the Blues can do little to prevent their Belgian wizard from following the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and Gareth Bale to the Spanish top flight. 3 Hazard has been on fire for Chelsea so far this season “I honestly thought Hazard was going to go in the summer.“But Hazard is a player where Real Madrid, like they did with Ronaldo, could say, ‘It’s OK, we’ll wait for you’.” 3 Could Hazard join fellow Belgian and former Chelsea team-mate Thibaut Courtois at Real Madrid? center_img “He’s been the best player in the Premier League this season and he’s really enjoying his football at Chelsea under Sarri. He has freedom playing on the left of a front three, he’s got a really good understanding and partnership with Olivier Giroud and it’s very fluid. It works for him.“But, when a Real Madrid or Barcelona come calling, it’s very difficult to refuse.“A lot of players’ dream destinations, especially foreign players who come to the Premier League, are Barcelona and Real Madrid.“If Real Madrid were to come in for Hazard it would be very difficult to turn them away, no matter the size of the club you’re already playing for.“You only have to look at the examples – Ronaldo, Suarez, Courtois, Coutinho, Bale… Ballon d’Or nominee Hazard has recently admitted he is still struggling to decide where his future lies.The 27-year-old flyer was widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge when he returned from a successful World Cup, but he ended up staying with the Blues.“Sometimes I think I want to go, sometimes I think I want to stay” – Hazard unsure of futureAnd he has somehow got even better for Chelsea this season under new manager Maurizio Sarri, with his newfound freedom seeing him claim eight goals and three assists in ten appearances.Losing the Belgian star would be a huge blow for Chelsea, but Higginbotham believes the lure of becoming Real’s latest Galactico will win out in the end.“Eden Hazard would be a massive player for Real Madrid,” the former defender-turned-pundit told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He’s a phenomenal player and he’s only getting better all the time. He hasn’t even reached his peak. Hazard is Chelsea’s talisman 3last_img read more

first_img Latest Manchester United News BIG PRESENTS UP TOP 2 Lazio have had Morrison on their books since 2015 Morrison joined Lazio in 2015, but has managed just four Serie A appearances and he was sent out on loan to Mexican side Atlas last season.The Englishman has since returned to Rome but, according to Il Messaggero, the midfielder won’t be there long with the club set to terminate his contract.Morrison was seen as one of Manchester United’s most promising young players, along with Paul Pogba.Legendary former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was once said to have told senior United players that Morrison was the most promising talent he had ever seen.Paddy Crerand also claimed he “was the best youngster I’d seen since George Best.But Morrison’s career has stalled after a series of moves and he is now set to be a free agent once more. FAREWELL Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder REVEALED Morrison won the FA Youth Cup alongside Paul Pogba at United IN DEMAND Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January targets Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT deals Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 RANKED boost Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Lazio want to terminate former Manchester United youngster Ravel Morrison’s contract, according to reports in Italy.The 25-year-old, who also had spells at West Ham, Birmingham and QPR, has been frozen out of the Italians’ squad this season and is yet to feature in a single match so far. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January gameday cracker Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested REVEALED What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmaslast_img read more

first_imgCancer survivor Majella O’Donnell has said she does not feels she deserves all the praise she gets in confronting her illness.Majella’s ‘selfie’Majella had her hair shaved live on the Late Late Show last September after discovering she had breast cancer and was to undergo treatment.She raised a staggering €600,000 for the Irish Cancer Society and has since undergone a double mastectomy operation. But Majella insisted “I feel a little bit like I don’t deserve all the accolades I’m getting because for me, it was a simple thing to do.“When people say ‘You’re brave’, or “you’re this or that”, I squirm a bit and think: “I’m not really, that’s just me.”“If I’m bald and look ugly, I don’t really care what anybody thinks.”Majella, wife of singer Daniel O’Donnell, was recently pictured taking part in the selfie craze which encouraged women to donate cash as they went without make-up. But Majella revealed she had one up on some women as she posed for her own selfie.“I have to admit that I’m not a big make-up person. Most of the time I don’t wear make-up. I usually wear it when I’m going out.“I’m not one of those people who has to put it on first thing in the morning, I actually can’t be bothered with it,” she said. ‘I SQUIRM WHEN PEOPLE CALL ME BRAVE’ – CANCER BATTLER MAJELLA was last modified: April 9th, 2014 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) Tags:cancerdonegalMajella O’Donnellmake-upSelfielast_img read more

first_imgCredit unions have earned the top spot in a national study measuring the highest regarded organisations in Ireland.  Letterkenny Credit Union and its sister credit unions were ranked number one out of 100 companies surveyed for the 2018 RepTrak® report.With a score of 82, credit unions not only emerged in first place, but were also well ahead of the average score of 57.5 amongst other financial services organisations.Over 7,000 members of the public were surveyed for the annual study which examines the emotional connection between people and the different companies and organisations they interact with. Companies were ranked on a Reputation Pulse score from 0-100, based on levels of trust, respect, esteem and admiration. There were 17 different categories of organisations, with credit unions claiming the top spot overall. RepTrak stated that credit unions won for their ‘role in providing trusted financial services to local communities and being at the heart of communities in Ireland.’Commenting on the achievement, Irish League of Credit Unions Head of Marketing and Communications, Paul Bailey, said; “Credit unions are fully committed to their communities, and the needs of the 3.6 million credit union members across the island are always at the heart of everything they do. This award is recognition of the selfless work and tireless commitment of credit unions to the local communities they have served for sixty years now. As credit unions are owned by their members, the people who save with them and borrow from them, everyone – credit union members, staff and volunteers – should all be proud of this accolade.”Also speaking about the award, Paul Hume, Chairperson of Letterkenny Credit Union said “We are proud to be part of a movement that is regarded so highly across the country. Our dedicated staff and volunteers genuinely care about what our members want, and this is why we have consistently tailored our services and products to our members’ specific needs. We are delighted to celebrate this good news and we would like to say a heartfelt thanks to all our valued members for their continued loyalty.” Paul continued “Since first opening our doors in 1962, we have forged a strong bond with our members and indeed the wider community not just for our commitment to the provision of member-driven, not-for-profit savings and loan services, but also through our programme of sponsorship and donations to local sporting clubs, youth initiatives and charities. We always stand ready and willing to support and assist those living and working in the community. I would encourage anyone in the community who feels they could benefit from affordable and straightforward credit, or any of the many services we offer, to drop in for a chat and find out how we can be of help.”Credit Unions emerge as most highly regarded organisation in Ireland was last modified: May 14th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:credit unionFinancereptraklast_img read more

first_imgGet 49ers news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free 49ers HQ newsletter.PALO ALTO — A concussion ended Steve Young’s career when he was still at the peak of his Hall of Fame powers. Now, the former 49ers quarterback will try to help other players stay safe.Young joined the advisory board of SyncThink, a Silicon Valley company that aims to provide objective measurements for brain health. The company says it can assess brain health within 60 seconds thanks to virtual reality helmet that …last_img read more

first_img13 July 2007South Africa performed steadily in the World Bank’s latest Worldwide Governance Indicators report, showing improvements in all but one of the categories.The 2007 report, the sixth of its kind, covers 212 countries and territories, building on research on the importance of governance and its impact on development from 1996 to 2006.The indicators measure voice and accountability, political stability and absence of major violence and terror, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law, and control of corruption.The lowest reading on South Africa’s report is that of 44% for political stability, though it has been steadily rising from a low of 13% in 1996. The highest score is almost 77% in the effective governance category, just shy of the 78% high set in 1998.Though performance in the control on corruption category, at 71% is down from the 1996 high of 76%, South Africa’s performance has been on the increase since 2003.The best performer for South Africa over the decade has been the regulatory quality category, which has risen from 51% in 1996 to 70% in 2006. It has also risen by almost 4% over the past year.The only category where South Africa’s performance declined was in the voice and accountability category, which slipped from 71% in 2005 to 67% in 2006.Percentage rankings indicate the percentage of countries worldwide that rate below the selected country, so a higher value indicates better governance ratings.‘Significant improvements’ in AfricaA statement issued by the World Banks states that “significant improvements” have been made over the past decade in Africa, particularly in countries like Niger, Sierra Leone, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Tanzania and Rwanda.Though the report’s co-author and the World Bank Institute’s director of global governance, Daniel Kaufmann, said this was hopeful news, he acknowledged that there was no evidence that governance in the world at large improved markedly over the past decade and that results varied.“The good news is that some countries, including some of the poorest ones in Africa, are deciding to move forward, and are showing to the world that it is possible to make substantial inroads in improving governance over a relatively short period of time – in less than a decade,” he said.Kaufmann states that such improvements in governance are critical for aid effectiveness and for sustained long-run economic growth.“Bribery around the world is estimated at about US$1-trillion, and the burden of corruption falls disproportionately on the bottom billion people living in extreme poverty,” he said.The report shows that between the period 1998 to 2006, African countries like Kenya, Niger, Sierra Leone have shown marked recent improvements in voice and accountability, while Algeria and Liberia have strengthened their rule of law.Also, countries like Algeria, Angola Libya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone have made improvements in political stability and Tanzania has recorded gains on control of corruption.The report also shows, however, that other African countries still face enormous governance and development challenges, with declines in the governance indicators for Cote d’ Ivoire and Zimbabwe.However, Kaufmann warns that it’s not only developing countries that face governance challenges, stating that new data shows that a number of emerging economies rate better in governance and control of corruption than some rich industrialised reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgHow many handmade products can be born out of recycled cotton saris? Ask Adhuri, or Asha, or Bharati, who are among dozens of women working at Sari Bari to create beautiful products, which range from sari blankets to bed covers to bags to baby items. But these women are not just weaving these items together, they are also creating a new life for themselves, and their families.Read it at Indiawest Related Itemslast_img