Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that he has the “biological age of 23” instead of 33 and intends to continue with his playing career for another eight yearsIn a career that has spanned a total of 16 years to date, the Real Madrid forward has broken many records throughout the world and continues to show no signs of slowing down at the age of 33.Ronaldo has scored 50 goals for both club and country this season and is expected to play a major role in this weekend’s final against Liverpool in the Champions League.Yet the Portuguese has no intention of slowing down any time soon and revealed his plan to continue playing professional football until the age of 41.“Right now I have a biological age of 23,” Ronaldo told El Chiringuito, via Daily Mirror.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I’ve still got a long time left, I can keep playing until I’m 41. I’m feeling good, happy, I can’t complain. We are playing another final on Saturday and the fans are behind Cristiano.”The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has had to deal with constant rumours in his eight years at Madrid that the club will sign a new player that will eventually oust him from the team.Yet, he points out that he is still at Real: “I’ve been here for eight years and people always say 50 players are coming here but in the end, no-one comes.“In September people think lots of players are going to come but the ones who take us to finals are always the same ones.“The best players are already at Madrid. Bale, Benzema, (Lucas) Vazquez, (Marco) Asensio. They are all here.”
Paul Pogba had a discussion with Alexis Sanchez over who should take Manchester United’s penalty kick on the Red Devils’ win on FridayIn an article by website Goal.com, Paul Pogba explained his discussion with Alexis Sanchez over who would take a penalty kick on Friday.At the 3rd minute mark on Old Trafford, Manchester United had the opportunity to take a penalty kick after Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey handled the ball inside the area.But French midfielder and Chilean Alexis Sanchez had a small discussion about who would take the penalty kick.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…After a while, Pogba won the argument and took his chance.The French World Champion scored his 12th goal with United in 58 matches.“Paul Pogba claims Manchester United had no designated penalty taker against Leicester City,” wrote Goal.com“And [he] says he is prepared to let Alexis Sanchez take the club’s next one after winning an argument with the Chilean.”
The Liverpool goalkeeper does not think this is a valid excuse to say his team lost against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions LeagueIn the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Final, Liverpool was defeated 3-1 against Real Madrid in Kiev, Ukraine.During the match, goalkeeper Loris Karius made two mistakes that at the end cost the team goals and the trophy.He claims to have had a concussion after clashing with Madrid’s defender Sergio Ramos, but the Spanish footballer has yet to apologize.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“No. I don’t think that he has got my number,” Karius was quoted by Team Talk.“He’s a hard player but I have nothing against him personally. I don’t know whether he did that on purpose, but that doesn’t matter to me in the end. Only one person knows and this is Sergio Ramos.”“I went down and thought: ‘What’s going on now?’ No reaction from the five referees. I felt the adrenaline rushing through my body and thought only about playing on,” he added.“A concussion was proven, and it harmed my spatial vision. The club asked me to go see a specialist. But again, I won’t use this as an excuse. I performed constantly throughout the whole season, so you can put it this way: under ordinary circumstances, I cannot explain those mistakes.”
Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher hailed Virgil van Dijk’s impact at Liverpool this yearThe Reds signed Van Dijk in January from Southampton for a world record transfer fee of £75m for a defender.Since then, Van Dijk has established himself as a key member of the Liverpool team at the heart of the defence.Jurgen Klopp’s side have conceded only five goals in 11 Premier League games this season and sit just two points off leaders Manchester City.“He’s made a massive difference to Liverpool. He’s a monster,” Fletcher told Sky Sports.“He’s so big and powerful. He cruises through games. He’s top class.”The Scot also revealed how he attempted to convince his old club West Brom to sign Virgil van Dijk in 2015 from Celtic.“With my Scottish connections, I watched him play for Celtic,” Fletcher said.“We [West Brom] were looking at centre-backs after the first summer we’ve been there.“I recommended Johnny Evans who we managed to get, which was fantastic,”Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“And I also said to go and get Van Dijk. I think it was before he went to Southampton for I think it was £10 or £11 million, and obviously, West Brom felt it was maybe a bit too much.“They were umming and ahhing about £6 million for Johnny Evans. So you can maybe see the dilemma. There wasn’t much money.“I don’t think you’d call them Tony Pulis centre-halfs though, Johnny Evans and Van Dijk!”Van Dijk will likely start for Liverpool in Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Red Star Belgrade in Group C.Virgil van Dijk one of the best players in the league? Darren Fletcher has no doubt. 👊He also explains how the @LFC centre-back could have ended up at @WBA…👀Watch #MNF with @Carra23 and Darren Flecher live on Sky Sports Premier League now! https://t.co/Pu496D1spu pic.twitter.com/GwyVZ31SDL— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) November 5, 2018
Massimo Moratti claims Jose Mourinho’s gesture against Juventus was for a good reason as he finds all his feeling and experience in Italy.Mourinho made headlines for storming on to the pitch and cupping his ear to the crowd after Juve’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday, but Moratti felt the former Inter boss had a good reason for his actions.“Mourinho’s gesture overshadowed Manchester United’s win, which came in a game that was important for him and the team,” the ex-Nerazzurri owner according to Football Italia.“It’s part of his character. When he returns to Italy he finds all his feeling and experience, which leads him to react as if he was still here, while also thinking about the club he was at [Inter] and those who antagonised him.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“That puts him in a position to make certain gestures at certain times, which create situations of discussion that, in football, are fun and interesting to watch.“It shouldn’t offend anyone. Am I surprised when he says ‘my Inter’? No. It’s precisely for this reason that he reacts the way he does.“Inter in the Champions League? They have character and depth. Zhang as President? He’s a good lad and he’ll do very well.”
Real Madrid reportedly will shortly announce the signing of young River Plate star Exequiel PalaciosThe 20-year-old midfielder will become Real’s first signing of the January transfer window, despite there being another six weeks before it opens.Palacios is regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in South America and had reportedly captured the interest of several European giants.Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan were all believed to have expressed an interest.In August, Palacios revealed in an interview that he had turned down Serie A side Torino last year.But River Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio revealed that he had met with Real officials in regards to a deal for Palacios last week.Top 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Now Marca reports Real director Emilio Butragueno has pulled off the deal after a minor delay due to River Plate’s reluctance to sell.The transfer is set to be announced after the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors.Los Blancos will reportedly compensate River Plate with over €20m for Palacios, who will sign a contract until June 2024 upon his arrival at Madrid in January.Since debuting in 2015, the Argentine has provided four goals and five assists in 38 games for River Plate.Palacios even made his first two appearances for the Argentina senior team in September.
The Football Association has announced that it’s conducting an investigation into the alleged racial abuse suffered by Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Television cameras picked up a couple of Chelsea supporters shouting alleged racial slurs at Sterling, as he went to pick up the ball for a City corner kick.Both Chelsea and the London Metropolitan Police have released statements saying they will be investigating the incident.Sterling released a statement on Instagram condemning the abuse on Sunday.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…According to Sky Sports, the English Football Association has now released a statement that read: “We take all allegations of discrimination extremely seriously and will work with the clubs and the relevant authorities to ensure this matter is dealt with appropriately.“We strongly condemn all forms of discrimination and encourage all fans and participants who believe that they have been the subject of, or witness to, discriminatory abuse to report it through the appropriate channels: The FA, our County FAs or our partners Kick It Out.”
Morata wasn’t even on the bench for Chelsea’s match against champions Manchester City. Sarri explains the reasoning behind it.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says that Alvaro Morata understands why he wasn’t considered for the squad’s Saturday’s 2-0 win over Manchester City. He also reassured his striker that he does indeed have a future at the club, ESPN reported.Morata was left out of Chelsea’s overall lineup for the first time this season. He has yet to win the support of fans since his big-money move to the Blues.Chelsea’s win came as surprise to many spectators after a dip in form recently led to just one victory in four games. Sarri has repeatedly complained about the lack of determination in his group.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I think it is normal, it was a choice for this kind of match,” Sarri told reporters at Stamford Bridge.“I don’t know if in Brighton we will play in the same way or not, maybe not. I don’t know. I think Alvaro is able to understand that it is only a tactical decision, it is not the final choice.“We thought yesterday that for the first time in the season that there was a possibility to have more spaces – so we wanted to try with Eden – because for the first time there was a possibility to play on the counter-attack.“Willian, Hazard, and Pedro are really very suitable for this kind of play, so it is a normal choice. I think that it is really a very good option and maybe we will try it again in the future. Especially for certain matches.”
Man Utd caretaker Ole Solskjaer explained that the week away in Dubai will be a good opportunity for his squad that hasn’t got regular play time to get fitter through the training session.He also reflected on how former club’s coach Sir Alex Ferguson used to rally the troops in January just before the second half of the season.“We can get fitter and we have to do that through the training sessions here, but Dubai is a good chance,” he said via club’s official website.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Because now is the first time we get a week of work together. The ones who have not been in the squad, they’ve obviously worked on their fitness while they’ve not been in the squad.”I still have pictures in my mind every January of the gaffer with a stopwatch,“ he added, ”He timed us all them because that stood us in good stead towards the end of the season, so it is a time to really work hard, even though we’ve got plenty of games. We need to work.“
There will be an underwater search that will look at the seabed for Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala and English pilot David Ibbotson.The search for Cardiff City’s Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala continues.The player and his English Pilot, David Ibbotson, disappeared more than a week ago when they were traveling from Nantes, Frances, to the Welsh capital of Cardiff.After French and English authorities tried to locate them alive, the search was not successful and they ended up calling off the mission after more than three days.But his family wants closure, and a private GoFundMe campaign has reached £300,000 in donations.And today the underwater seabed search will start as explained by chief investigator David Mearns, who will work together with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).Vital victory today, important in so many ways 💙💐🙏🏿 this was for you Emi #BlueBirds #CityAsOne pic.twitter.com/gUDN08GIPh— Sol Bamba (@Sol14Bamba) February 2, 2019“Once we locate any wreckage then we go into the next phase of identifying it visually with a robotic vehicle… that will be to define and identify the wreckage,” Mearns explained to Sky Sports News.AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“If it was summertime it would be straightforward but there’s a lot of complications.”“I don’t want to give people false hope, there’s never a guarantee with a search, particularly in this area where wreckage can actually move,” he commented.“We saw earlier this morning there were seven French trawlers in that area with scallop dredgers on the seabed.”“Hopefully, they haven’t disturbed anything beyond anything like that and we have a very good chance of finding this,” he added.Sala’s family had previously asked authorities not to stop looking, but the French and English authorities said there was no chance to find them alive.His family arrived in Guernsey ahead of the search, and have been actively talking to the press about Sala.Meanwhile, there have been tributes for him all around the football world, with Cardiff City welcoming him as a player even if he never trained at all with them.Huge result. Special night 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/2bAFuni2rQ— Joe Bennett (@JoeBennett27) February 2, 2019
The footballer scored twice to help Manchester City qualify for the FA Cup Quarterfinals after beating Newport County.Manchester City defeated Newport County at home 4-1 tonight in the FA Cup Fifth Round.And midfielder Phil Foden scored twice tonight to lead his team to the Quarterfinals.The Citizens are also playing in the top of the English Premier League, in the UEFA Champions League and in the Football League Cup Final.And Foden believes his team can get a historic quadruple.“Everything is going well at the moment and we can definitely win every competition but it is going to be difficult,” Foden told BBC Sport.“It’s a big squad and everyone wants to show the boss they can start.”PEP 💬 “It was a really tough game.”They scored a late goal which is typical of these kinds of games but @PhilFoden scored a great goal.”Big congratulations to him. Big compliment to the guys today.”#ncafcvcity 🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/YWuoDoxXnx— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 16, 2019“He rotates the squad a lot and he gives people a chance,” he continued.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.No team has won four big tournaments in the same season, with Manchester United being the only team close to this feat after they won three titles in the same season.The 18-year-old midfielder is happy with City after debuting in 2017.He started his football career with the Citizens in 2009, as he joined the youth system.The English player has been called to the U16, U17, U18, U19, and U21 England national team squads.He is working hard to get called into the senior Three Lions squad.Manchester City will now visit German Bundesliga team Schalke in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.Then the team will play against Chelsea in the Football League Cup Final.And then will play three English Premier League matches against West Ham United, Bournemouth, and Watford, before the leg two of the Champions League series against Schalke.👏 Onto the next round. Great #FACup tie.🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/Nh3Dd95SHv— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 16, 2019
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Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppJamaica, September 6th, 2017 – Kingston – The revised standards for teacher education being undertaken by the UniversityCouncil of Jamaica (UCJ) should be available by October of this year. This was disclosed by Director, University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), Althea Heron, at the opening of the two-day Teachers’ Colleges of Jamaica annual Professional Development Workshop held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston from August 29 to 30.Ms. Heron said the revised document is expected to reflect many of the changes that are taking place within the profession, and urged the participants to obtain a copy once it is published. “This (document) will continue to serve as a guide to institutions in the development of teacher-education programmes at the bachelor’s degree level, delivered face-to- face or via distant-learning modes of instruction,” she added. Ms. Heron said teachers are a crucial part of the Jamaican workforce and continue to be central to the training and education of the wider workforce. “The new teacher educator will not only need to be tech-savvy and up to date with the latest apps, but also… mindful of their own need for continuous professional development in order to maintain a high standard of teaching that improves student learning outcomes,” she said.Established in October 1987 by the University Council of Jamaica Act, the UCJ is a statutory body currently under the portfolio of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.The UCJ is the national Quality Assurance Agency for tertiary education in the country. Its mission is to increase the availability of tertiary-level training in the island through a robust quality-assurance system that ensures excellence, transparency, integrityand adherence to standards.The Teachers’ Colleges of Jamaica is committed to developing a cadre of teachers with knowledge, skills, attitudes and dispositions that meet the needs of Jamaica’s education system.The workshop is being hosted in collaboration with the Joint Board of Teacher Education.#PressRelease Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 4, 2017 – Nassau – The passage of the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017, Thursday (November 2) in the House of Assembly will result in the creation of the country’s first-ever Independent Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The now Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2017, will move to the Senate for debate and passage. Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, whose Administration foreshadowed the Bill during the Speech From the Throne in May, said Thursday’s development was “long overdue.”The Prime Minister said the legislation is part of his Administration’s programme for transforming the country’s political culture, while simultaneously reforming the culture of governance. The legislation, Prime Minister Minnis continued, deepens democracy in The Bahamas and advances the liberty of citizens and basic justice.Prime Minister Minnis said the creation of an Independent Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will also help to enhance the rule of law in The Bahamas by removing the unnecessary influence of political figures.The Prime Minister said the Government is creating a new “architecture of governance” that will lead to modernization and reform in areas such as promoting transparency ad accountability in all areas of government –from the awarding of contracts to incentives for investors; public finance; policy planning and implementation; combating official corruption and the efficient delivery of public services.“This legislation is in keeping with international best practices and norms,” Dr. Minnis said. “It is long overdue. The Bahamas has been lagging in this area for far too long. This reform enhances our democratic culture. It deepens our democracy. It advances the liberty of citizens and basic justice.“This legislation is part of my Government’s programme for transforming our political culture and reforming the culture of governance.”The Bill sought to amend the Bahamas Constitution to provide for the establishment of an Independent Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. In particular, the Bill sought to amend Article 78 of the Constitution to provide for the creation of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).By virtue of the creation of the Office of DPP, the Bill further sought to confer all powers relating to criminal prosecutions previously vested in the Attorney General.“The Director of Public Prosecutions shall have power in any case in which he considers it desirable so to do, to institute and undertake criminal proceedings against any person before any court in respect of any offence against the law of The Bahamas; to take over and continue any such criminal proceedings that may have been instituted by any other person or authority and to discontinue, at any stage before judgment is delivered, any such criminal proceedings instituted or undertaken by himself or any other person or authority.“Under the former Government, there was an abuse in the grant of the nolle prosequi, including a nolle prosequi for a former client of the former Attorney General. We saw high-profile cases related to criminal prosecutions dropped with little to no explanation.“The legislation before us is intended to limit the abuse of power,” Prime Minister Minnis said.By: Matt Maura (BIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Bayern Munich Rafinha has apologised for any “anger” or “hurt” he may have caused by dressing as an Arab and appearing to hold a fake box of explosives for Halloween.In a picture of several of Bayern’s players in their different costumes for the occasion tweeted by the German champions, Rafinha could be seen wearing a traditional Arab clothing, a fake moustache and holding a box with the word ‘vorsicht’ – which means ‘caution’.After Bayern deleted the image, Rafinha tweeted an apology on his Twitter account:Halloween ist ein Gruselfest mit übertriebenen Kostümierungen, es lag nicht in meiner Absicht, irgendjemanden durch meine Verkleidung zu verärgern oder in seinen Gefühlen zu verletzen. pic.twitter.com/brealyulRbReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…— Rafinha Official (@R13_official) November 1, 2018“Halloween is a scary celebration with exaggerated costumes. It was not my intention to anger anyone through my disguise or hurt someone’s feelings.”Since joining Bayern from Italian side Genoa Rafinha has remained at Bayern for seven years where he has made 250 appearances and won six Bundesliga titles and one Champions League.
Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has dropped his appeal and will serve a 50-day prison sentence for assaulting a taxi driverBendtner was involved in an altercation in Copenhagen with a taxi driver in September.The 30-year-old and his girlfriend allegedly left the taxi without paying the £5 fare due to the driver’s directions.In retaliation, the driver threw an object at them which saw Bendtner then punch him and break his jaw.The Denmark international admitted to it but insisted he did it in self-defence.Euro 2020 qualifiers round up from group D George Patchias – September 5, 2019 In Euro 2020 qualifying group D, Denmark hit Gibraltar for six while Ireland and Switzerland played out a draw.The Danes made easy work of…Bendtner was handed a jail term and had been expected to appeal, but his lawyer announced he agreed with the attorney general in Copenhagen to drop it.“Even though he disagrees with the verdict, he would rather focus on his club and family,” Lawyer Anders Nemeth told BBC.The sentence will be served in Denmark under “intensive surveillance” with an electronic tag.A fine of 1,500 kroner (£179) fine will also be handed to Bendtner.The former Juventus player, who now plays for Rosenborg, will also miss the rest of the Norwegian league season – which finishes on November 24.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A total of 20 influenza-related deaths were reported last week in San Diego County, bringing this flu season’s total fatalities in the region to 251, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday.Last week also brought another uptick in the total number of lab- confirmed cases. There were 941 cases last week, up from 835 the week before, which brought an end to a weeks-long downward trend in the number of cases.“Influenza activity continues to be widespread and, unfortunately, more people are dying from the flu,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. “People should continue getting vaccinated and taking other preventive measures to prevent getting sick.”The predominant strain this season is H3N2, which has a more severe impact on the elderly and very young children. County health officials said 87 percent of deaths in the region this season have been those over the age of 65.Wooten said while the use of detailed reporting systems contributes to high numbers compared to prior years and in other parts of the country, this continues to be one of the region’s worst flu seasons on record.At this time last year, 44 deaths and 3,368 total confirmed cases had been tallied, compared to the 251 deaths and 16,078 cases this season.Vaccines are available at doctors’ offices and retail pharmacies. Those without insurance can go to a county public health center to get vaccinated. For a list of locations, visit www.sdiz.org or call 211. February 14, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 20 flu-related deaths reported last week, flu season total rises to 251 Posted: February 14, 2018