Now Ronaldo bags ‘long-term’ 40 million euro a year Nike deal

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Madrid, Spain | AFP | A day after signing a bumper fresh contract with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo has boosted his mind-boggling earnings with a new deal with Nike, the American sports giant said on Tuesday.Together the multimillion mega-deals are expected to cement Ronaldo’s status as the world’s highest-paid sportsman, ahead of great Barcelona rival Lionel Messi.According to American magazine Forbes, Ronaldo trumped Messi in 2016 with an income of $88 million (80 million euros, £71 million).There are no concrete figures, but Ronaldo’s new five-year contract with Real is expected to net the 31-year-old Portuguese forward in the region of a basic salary of 25 million euros a year.He could also bag up to 40 million euros a year for the Nike deal, according to Marca. Marca and AS, the Spanish sports dailies, said the Nike deal is for life, rather like the one between Nike and basketball legend Michael Jordan.“I have a great relationship with this brand, I have great friends here in the company,” Ronaldo said in a Nike press release announcing a “new, long-term contract”.“We work as a family too,” he added.“This is my brand.”Ronaldo on Monday signalled his intention to keep playing for 10 more years after rounding off a “dream year”.The three-time World Player of the Year has enjoyed his most successful year at a collective level, scoring the winning penalty as Madrid won the Champions League for an 11th time in May before captaining Portugal to their first major tournament win at Euro 2016.last_img read more

PNG with nose in front vs Samoa

first_imgPlayed in front of a pack PNG Power Dome, PNG surged to the lead at the second quarter after trailing the Samoans at the first quarter break 13-19.At half time, PNG have put their nose in front 30-28.The entertaining netball match has two more quarters to play.last_img

Ateneo bags sixth win, hands NU third straight loss

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. PVL: Arellano secures semis spot, drops UP in thriller Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo remained perfect in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after turning back National University, 96-83, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles scored their season-high and retained their spot atop the eight-team ladder with a 6-0 record while the Bulldogs slipped to their third straight loss and fell to a 2-4 card.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ NU trailed 85-73 late in the fourth but the Bulldogs tried to build momentum with five unanswered points to cut the deficit to seven, 85-78, on an Issa Gaye throwdown in transition with 2:46 to play.Thirdy Ravena, however, quelled any hopes of a comeback with a booming triple that gave Ateneo a 10-point lead, 88-78, with 2:20 remaining in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogChibueze Ikeh effectively put the game away as he rolled to the basket for the open layup to push the lead to 14 with under a minute to play.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga knew they had to avoid playing NU’s pace after allowing the Bulldogs to partially dictate the tempo in the first three quarters. “NU’s a tough team, we knew that coming in,” said Arespacochaga. “We played their pace, which was an up and down game. Good thing in the fourth quarter we played better defense.”And that defense was focused on NU’s J-Jay Alejandro who had 21 points coming into the fourth but was limited to just three in the final period.Ikeh tied his career-high of 18 points, to go along 11 rebounds, while Vince Tolentino also finished with his own career-high of 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Protection of Customary Land Rights in Liberia

first_imgA Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by collaborating Partners for the implementation of the project, called the “Protection of Customary Land Rights in Liberia”.The pilot project, which is being supported by USA based Rights and Resources Initiatives (RRI) with funding from the International Land and Forest Tenure Facility (ILFTF), is expected to be implemented over a period of 12 months and will cover 12 communities of Liberia.According to the MoU, the project seeks to increase the capacities of communities and multi-stakeholders in implementing the self-identification process for the legal recognition of the land rights of communities, as provided for by the Land Rights Policy and the Land Rights Bill, which is currently before the Legislature for enactment. The other processes include establishing legal entities to manage and govern community land, delineating and mapping of boundaries; and deeding and recording of community land.The MoU was signed on April 26 by the representatives of the implementing partners. Dr. Cecil T. O. Brandy signed on behalf of the Interim Land Task Force, while Ms. Nora Brewer, Coordinator, Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) and Ms. Julie T.B. Weah, Director, Foundation for Community Initiative (FCI) signed for their respective institutions.The signing ceremony was witnessed by Ms. Re-Al Myers, Coordinator of the Project Management Unit, the Director of the Interim Land Task Force, Mr. Stanley N. Toe and some staff of the implementing partners. In early 2014, staff of the erstwhile Land Commission undertook field training on some of the processes leading to the legal recognition of the collective land rights of communities in Gbarlin Clan, Lofa County. The experience gained by the staff coupled with the lessons learned from the field work informed the development of a draft framework guide for the implementation of community land rights nation-wide.The results from the pilots in the 12 communities will enhance the further development of the self-identification process as a national methodology for implementation.“The signing of this project is an initial achievement of the Interim Land Task Force and marks an important step towards self-identification of customary land by the community members themselves.” Dr. Brandy noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Statutory rape offences worrying in Region 2 – Police commander

first_imgSexual offences are on the rise in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam), but not the cases of rape and sexual assault among adults, but rather the climb in the rate in relation to statutory rape.Commander of “G” Division, Khali PareshramThis is according to Commander of “G” Division (Essequibo Coast, Essequibo Islands), Senior Superintendent Khali Pareshram, who told Guyana Times on Saturday that while there has been a major decrease in criminal activities involving youths and young adults, the worrying trend is that statutory rape is climbing.He explained that the trend seems to be occurring with teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16, or, in some specific cases, females from that age group being sexually involved with adult men.According to Commander Pareshram, the Guyana Police Force has programmes that are in place to educate persons on statutory rape, and the division has implemented these since the prevalence is among the youth population in the division.Police ranks are continuously visiting secondary schools throughout Region Two to facilitate lectures and talks with students from all levels, so that they can become more aware and be properly sensitised about the topic of statutory rape.For some, they may not be aware that they are victims of such an offence, so initiatives like this would help them better understand the situation, as well as what steps they could take to prevent it from occurring while safeguarding themselves, he noted.He said ranks attached to the Sexual Offence Unit within the division have been engaged in informative sessions with secondary school children, educating them on positive thinking as well on as social ills.The “G” Division Commander stated that in order to address this pressing matter, there must be a stakeholder approach, and that steps are being taken in this regard.GuyanaTimes was further told that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) recently engaged Police ranks from “G” Division to discuss the way forward in regard to statutory rape cases.last_img read more

Northrop receives OK for project

first_imgPALMDALE – Northrop Grumman officials announced Wednesday they received approval from the Air Force to begin development of a new satellite communication system for the B-2 stealth bomber. Northrop Grumman will begin a development and demonstration phase for an extremely high frequency, or EHF, satellite communications program for the B-2 fleet. The work, which will be done in Palmdale, will ultimately allow the bombers to collect information about the battle space and give real-time updates to other battle participants. The B-2’s current satellite communications system operates at ultra-high frequencies, or UHF. The new satellite communications link will provide up to 50 times greater bandwidth for receiving and sharing data. “Upgrading the B-2’s satellite communications capabilities from UHF to EHF will be like going from a dial-up Internet connection to broadband,” said Dave Mazur, a vice president in Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Systems sector. “It will allow the aircraft to use both current and future military satellite communications networks to share battlefield information with allied commanders around the world.” The first phase will replace the B-2’s flight management computers with a single, integrated processing unit developed by Lockheed Martin Systems Integration. A second phase will give the aircraft the ability to send and receive information at EHF frequencies, while the final increment will fully integrate the new EHF communications capabilities into the aircraft’s controls and displays, company officials said. The EHF Satcom system will also allow the B-2 to connect easily to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Global Information Grid, a worldwide network of information systems, processes and personnel involved in collecting, storing, managing and disseminating information on demand to warfighters, policymakers and military support personnel. “It’s not going to increase employment in Palmdale; it’s going to stabilize employment,” company spokesman Jim Hart said. The modifications are expected to cost about $1billion and take several years to complete. Work will be fit in as aircraft arrive in Palmdale for maintenance work. With the stealth bombers expected to serve at least through 2057, modifications are being pursued to update their capacity to carry weapons and to collect and process information. In one, a new radar antenna, called the active electronically scanned array, will be installed on the bombers during the next five years, through 2011. The upgraded radar will avoid conflicts with the Ku Band frequency spectrum, which the Federal Communications Commission opened to commercial transmissions. Northrop Grumman has made other upgrades, including installing a smart-bomb rack assembly that allows the B-2 to deliver 80 independently guided 500-pound bombs, five times more than previously, and applying a special surface coating for easier maintenance. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want 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

Real Madrid win eight-goal thriller, Atletico keep up Barca chase

first_imgThey survived a late Betis onslaught, and after their 3-1 Champions League last 16, first-leg win against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, this victory confirms that Zinedine Zidane’s side are looking better in La Liga now too.They remain fourth, a huge 17 points behind leaders Barcelona. However, this was their fourth win in five league outings, and they are back to within a point of third-placed Valencia with a game in hand to come at Leganes in midweek.“It was an end to end game, a bit crazy, but I like that. It shows that we had a proper opponent,” said Zidane.“Betis were fantastic and controlled the last half-hour of the first half. But I’m happy in the end, and I prefer to focus on the five goals we scored rather than the three we let in.”Asensio had come off the bench to set up the two late goals that allowed Real to beat PSG and he was rewarded with a start on Sunday in Seville, while Gareth Bale also came in as the likes of Benzema and Luka Modric dropped to the bench.Asensio duly headed Madrid into an 11th-minute lead after Antonio Adan had saved a Ronaldo shot, but Betis had won when the sides last met at the Santiago Bernabeu and they hit back brilliantly.Loren and Joaquin, the latter from a free-kick, both came close before Aissa Mandi headed in a Joaquin cross to make it 1-1 in the 33rd minute.It was 2-1 shortly after, as visiting defender Nacho could only help a Junior shot into his own net, and the home fans in the crowd of over 53,000 erupted.Real also saw Marcelo limp off in the first half, a potentially worrying sign ahead of the PSG second leg, and Zidane confirmed the Brazilian would find out the extent of his injury on Monday.Madrid recovered superbly after the restart, though.Ramos, whose Sevilla past always ensures a hot reception from the Betis fans, levelled with a bullet header from a Lucas Vazquez corner.Dani Carvajal then set up Asensio for his second and Real’s third as the hour approached, and Ronaldo smashed in their fourth goal in the 65th minute.The Portuguese, supposedly in decline, has now scored 10 times in six games between league and Champions League.Eye on the ball: Cristiano Ronaldo in a challenge with Real Betis’ Junior Firpo © AFP / Cristina QuiclerBetis may lack the consistency to properly contest a European place, but they do provide entertainment, and Cristian Tello set up fellow substitute Sergio Leon to make it 4-3 late on.Benzema, on from the bench, completed the scoring at the death with a goal that will boost his confidence.– Super-sub Gameiro –Earlier, Kevin Gameiro came off the bench in the second half to score one goal and make another for Diego Costa as second-placed Atletico Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0.It was another clinical performance from Diego Simeone’s side, who have now recorded four consecutive league victories, all without conceding a goal.They remain second, seven points behind unbeaten leaders Barcelona, who won 2-0 at Eibar on Saturday ahead of their Champions League trip to Chelsea.“We are not stopping, we are playing well at the moment, and we are enjoying ourselves,” said Gameiro when asked about his team’s pursuit of Barcelona.Atletico, who have conceded a paltry nine goals in 24 La Liga games this season, will hope to stay within striking distance of Barcelona before going to the Camp Nou in a fortnight.Villarreal are sixth after a 1-1 draw at Espanyol, while Real Sociedad beat Levante 3-0.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Man of the moment: Marco Asensio celebrates after scoring one of his two goals in Sunday’s 5-3 win at Real Betis © AFP / Cristina QuiclerSEVILLE, Spain, Feb 19 – Man of the moment Marco Asensio scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo was also on target as Real Madrid kept up the feel-good factor with a thrilling 5-3 victory at Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday night.Madrid had been 2-1 down at half-time in a fantastic game at the Benito Villamarin, but they came roaring back in the second half with Sergio Ramos, Asensio — who had scored the opener – Ronaldo and Karim Benzema all finding the net.last_img read more

Corporate accountability

first_imgNike, the company with the famous swoosh, is donating $300,000 to help build soccer fields at 20 Los Angeles Unified District schools, six in the San Fernando Valley. Surely altruism and public relations both played a role in this decision. The deal is good for the schools, and Nike, too. The schools get new facilities for encouraging active students, and Nike gets to earn some goodwill while helping grow a new generation of sport-shoe users. Doing good for the community is simply good business. May many other companies learn from Nike’s example. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want 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

Annual event brings out many families

first_imgPICO RIVERA – A slew of children were all smiles Saturday as Easter celebrations came early in Pico Rivera. The city was hosting its annual Bunny Hop event at Pico Park, where hundreds had converged for an community “eggs-travaganza” complete with kiddie rides, candy hunts, games booths and the Easter Bunny. “It’s something to do with the family for Easter,” said Janet Gleason, who visited Pico Park with her husband and three daughters. The 27-year-old Montebello resident said she and her family have frequented the Bunny Hop for the past three years. El Rancho High School junior Otto Gomez, 17, said the variation helps bring joy to locals. Gomez, who accompanied his goddaughter, Audrey Ley, through the toddlers’ candy hunt, attended the Bunny Hop for the first time. Los Angeles native Monica Juarez said she looks forward to the event every year. “It’s happy for me and my family,” said the 8-year-old. “I get to see my cousins here and have fun.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventIt’s an opportunity where the Gleasons “actually are together,” Janet Gleason said, because there may not be much room for family time between daily work, and parental and at-home duties. Lupe Aguilar, recreation supervisor for Pico Rivera, said the Easter event is all about family. “It allows people to spend time together in an inexpensive way,” said Aguilar. “And there’s something for everyone.” Saturday’s festival offered activities for all ages. Organizers set up candy hunts for children age 2 and older, as well as pictures with the Easter Bunny and mini-train rides for a small fee. There were also parrot shows, local cheer organizations’ performances and magic shows available to visitors at no cost. last_img read more


first_imgClick on the video above to watch Martin McHugh call Kerry legend Colm Cooper a “two-trick pony”.The Kilcar native has received an angry backlash from outraged GAA supporters following his comments on Sunday night. McHugh made the comments on The Sunday Game which left host Des Cahill, and fellow pundits Dermot Earley and Kevin McStay stunned.James O’Donoghue starred for Kerry and scored 1-5 against Galway in the All-Ireland quarter-final clash at Croke Park.He was praised for his outstanding performance, but McHugh argued that O’Donoghue was a better player than the Gooch.The comments were ridiculed by his fellow analysts in the RTE studio and sparked fury online, with angry supporters of Cooper taking to social media to slam McHugh with some calling for him to be banned from the popular highlights show. Below are a few comments posted on Facebook after McHugh made the comments about the Kerry star who is regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time.Michael Costello wrote, “Gooch is probably the best player ever to play the game. McHugh shouldn’t be let back on Sunday game.Cathal Murphy posted, “What a complete load of nonsense. If he truly believes that then he has no place as an analyst. How could you take anything else he says seriously?John O’Sullivan, “McHugh isnt even fit to comment on gooch. Showed a real lack of class. Probably the best footballer to play the game for last decade. Silly thing to say. Think he knew it too. Love the reaction he got in the studio 🙂Hammy Dawson, “What a load of you know what from McHugh. The Gooch has being the best forward in the last 12 year’s. Remove him from the Panel.Tony Griffin, “Martin McHugh 2 All-stars, 1 all Ireland, Colm cooper 8 allstars 4 All- Ireland medals, McHugh woke up this morning, and said to himself, I have really messed up now, and hope it was just a bad dream, typical northern clown with a chip on his shoulder DDTV: MCHUGH RECEIVES ANGRY BACKLASH AFTER CALLING KERRY STAR “TWO-TRICK PONY” was last modified: August 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Colm CooperDDTV: Martin McHughdonegalKerryRTEThe Sunday Gamelast_img read more