Shaqiri: “I cried when Ronaldo lost the World Cup final”

first_imgOn his soccer career, Shaqiri commented: “Not everyone can say that he has won the Champions League twice with two different teams., in addition to many titles with Bayern and Basel. It’s incredible, it’s a dream. “ Sherdan Shaqiri, Liverpool footballer, has recognized that Ronaldo was his great childhood idol: “When he lost against France in the 1998 World Cup final, he was crying at home”, The Swiss has said in statements collected on the official website of the club.“I liked his style and his way of playing. He was my great idol. I got his triangle hairstyle. Everyone was surprised at school when I went like this, but I loved it. I wish I could meet him. I did not copy it, because each footballer plays differently and has his talent, but he was my great hero, “he added.last_img read more

#KicksStalker: NBA All-Stars break out specialty shoes for weekend

first_imgIn coordination with the All-Star weekend hosted by former NBA star and current Hornets owner Michael Jordan, the Jordan Brand is releasing a series of off-court footwear to honor the six-time NBA champion, who grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, led the North Carolina Tar Heels to a national championship and became a household name with the Chicago Bulls.One of the shoes, the Air Jordan Varsity Royal ($200, available now), celebrates Jordan’s legacy at Laney High School with a varsity royal, maize and light charcoal combination shoe.But the most popular shoe might be the re-release of what Jordan wore in the last All-Start game played in Charlotte in 1991 — the mostly black-and-red Jordan VI Infrared ($200, available Saturday).In this undated image provided by Nike, a shoe that Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George will wear for the NBA All-Star Game is shown. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 17, 2019. (Nike via AP)“We wanted to pay homage to the most important parts of MJ’s journey and you can see that come to life with new and classic takes of Air Jordans for men and women,” said David Creech, the Jordan Brand vice president of design.Half of the 26 players selected to the All-Star game will be wearing Nike shoes.Five will wear Jordan Brand, three will sport Adidas, two Under Armour and one each player each will represent New Balance, Anta and the Chinese apparel company Li-Ning.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Curry’s “Coy Fish” shoe ($130, available Friday), for instance, resembles the vibrant koi fish — and the story of when Curry and former Davidson Wildcats teammate Steve Rossiter decided to jump into the koi fish pond at a local Japanese restaurant while out celebrating one night. Curry was the decoy in the escapade, distracting the hostess while Rossiter jumped in the water and tried to grab one of the koi fish.Unfortunately for Curry and Rossiter, the security surveillance tape captured the antics and it got back to Davidson coach Bob McKillop.“We were in the gym running sprints for a good two hours,” Curry says on the Under Armour website.McKillop also made the players go back to the steakhouse and stand at the front door and greet customers for four hours.Durant’s shoe line is named after his favorite aunt, who died of lung cancer in 2000, so any new release has a personal meaning to him. The KD 11 Aunt Pearl ($150, available Thursday).ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 award CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NBA players once again will be sharing personal stories this weekend during All-Star festivities — and using basketball shoes as a platform to get their message out.When Kevin Durant takes the floor on Sunday he’ll be wearing pink Nike KD 11 Aunt Pearls shoes bearing the names of 59 cancer survivors with inspiring stories.ADVERTISEMENT In this undated image provided by Nike, a shoe that Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant will wear for the NBA All-Star Game is shown. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 17, 2019. (Nike via AP)Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry decided to poke fun at his own mischievous nature with his shoe selection, unveiling the Under Armour Curry 6 “Coy Fish” colorway depicting the time he and a former college teammate found themselves in a little trouble for pulling a prank at a Japanese steakhouse.This undated image provided by Under Armour shows the shoes that Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry will wear during the 68th NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Adidas via AP)All-Star shoe fashion may not be as big as it once was, but it’s still a real thing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe shoes players wear are still considered as big of a deal as the All-Star game itself for a loyal niche of fans in the basketball community known as “sneakerheads” — even though the overall market for basketball shoes may not be what it was a decade ago.In this undated image provided by Nike, a shoe that Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George will wear for the NBA All-Star Game is shown. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 17, 2019. (Nike via AP)Regardless, the stories behind them add meaning to the shoes. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentscenter_img ONE: Rene Catalan puts streak on the line against former champion Yoshitaka Naito Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James Harden, Damian Lilllard and Kyle Lowry will be wearing Adidas All-Star Weekend “raceway inspired” shoes with checkered flags, a nod to Charlotte’s long history of auto racing. Those shoes are player edition only and aren’t available to the public, but other colorways of each sneaker are available to the public.This undated image provided by Adidas shows the shoe that Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard will wear during the 68th NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Adidas via AP)While the unveiling of new shoes at the NBA All-Star game is a bit like Christmas morning for some shoe collectors, one industry advisor says it isn’t likely to resonate with American consumers.“Basketball shoes are not in fashion anymore,” said Matt Powell, of the Sports NPD Group who has been doing research in the area of shoes for more than two decades.This undated image provided by Adidas shows the shoe that Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry will wear during the 68th NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Adidas via AP)Powell said the trend away from basketball shoes began around 2015 and that sales have continued to slide. He said basketball shoe sales in the United States declined in “the low teens” in 2017 and in the “high single digits” last year.He doesn’t expect the trend to change regardless of how fancy the new line of basketball shoes unveiled this weekend in Charlotte.This undated image provided by Adidas shows the shoe that Houston Rockets’ James Harden will wear during the 68th NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Adidas via AP)Still, players continue to compete off the court in a shoe market where sometimes the flashier the better. So there will be a bevy of multicolored ones on display.Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook and Boston’s Kyrie Irving might don the most vibrant shoes.In this undated image provided by Nike, a shoe that Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving will wear for the NBA All-Star Game is shown. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 17, 2019. (Nike via AP)Irving will wear red, blue, black, yellow and white Kyrie 5 X Rokit by Nike ($190, available Saturday), which combines the skate and hoop culture to showcase the crossover between the sports.Westbrook will celebrate his eighth NBA All-Star selection with a special edition colorway of his Jordan Brand Why Not Zer0.2 shoes ($125, available Sunday) that features a bold combination of black, red, light and dark blue and lime green.In this undated image provided by Nike, a shoe that Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook will wear for the NBA All-Star Game is shown. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 17, 2019. (Nike via AP)Like most of the players, Westbrook has input into the design of his shoes, saying on the Nike website that “every colorway has a meaning behind it that is special to me. … I wanted to take that storytelling to the next level with an exposed tag that helps illustrate the meaning behind the colors used.’” Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

WATCH! Amazing fake rabona and nutmeg from Argentinian league

first_imgCheck out this piece of skill from Nicolas Yaque, as the Argentine footballer, who plays for Almagro, fooled an opposing defender by faking a rabona pass before humiliating with a nutmeg.last_img

ULSTER U21 CHAMPIONSHIP: HEROIC PERFORMANCE EARNS DONEGAL SEMI-FINAL DATE WITH MONAGHAN

first_imgMaxi Curran’s Donegal U21’s will face Monaghan in the Ulster U21 semi-final.Maxi Curran’s Donegal U21 side have been rewarded for their superb late, late win over Cavan last night with a semi-final meeting with Monaghan.Donegal looked dead and buried as the clock ticked towards the final minute of injury-time.However, a long ball inside by St Eunan’s star Conor Parke was collected superbly by Ciaran Thompson who offloaded to Ryan McHugh who dispatched his effort expertly to back of the Cavan net to send Donegal through. Donegal were dominant throughout but were very wasteful in front of goals and they almost paid the ultimate price for that wastefulness.Donegal’s reward is a semi-final date with Monaghan who put a strong Derry side to the sword last night.Derry had star player Neil McNicholl dismissed just before the interval and that proved very costly for the Oak Leafers.Monaghan used the extra man advantage to great effect in the second period and ran out comfortable four-point winners. Donegal will hope to have Willie Gillespie back fit for that clash with the Farney County.While Darrach O’Connor who was forced off with a knee injury will also be hoping to be fully fit for that clash next Wednesday night. ULSTER U21 CHAMPIONSHIP: HEROIC PERFORMANCE EARNS DONEGAL SEMI-FINAL DATE WITH MONAGHAN was last modified: March 19th, 2015 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:CavandonegalGAAMaxi CurranMonaghannewsSportUlster U21 Championshiplast_img read more

TWO HURT IN ROAD SMASH OUTSIDE GARAGE

first_imgTWO people were injured after a serious road crash in Letterkenny last night.The crash, involving a jeep and a car, happened just after 5pm outside the Topaz garage at Mountain Top.Two ambulances, two fire crews and a number of Garda attended the scene after a collision involving two vehicles. It appears a car pulling out of the garage was hit by a vehicle travelling on the main road.At one stage traffic was down to one lane and Gardai were diverting vehicles coming from the Illistrin direction through the local business park where Highland Radio is based.One person has been taken to hospital while another person was treated at the scene.An eye witness at the time told Donegaldaily.com that it looked like one car may have struck another vehicle from the side. “It looks fairly serious. There is a lot of activity and there are a lot of Gardai and ambulance people running around.“The traffic is building up but Gardai are trying their best to move it along,” she said.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyTWO HURT IN ROAD SMASH OUTSIDE GARAGE was last modified: February 12th, 2012 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:accidentFIRE BRIGADEGardailetterkennylast_img read more

SISTER SARA’S ‘SPOOKTACULAR’ HALLOWEEN PARTY KICKS-OFF TONIGHT

first_imgSister Sara’s has a sensational line-up in-store for its loyal customers by having not ONE Halloween party but TWO!! The Halloween party extravaganza kicks-off tonight in Letterkenny’s No.1 super-pub.DJ Paddy Mac will be playing all your favourite tunes to get you in the party ‘SPIRIT’!! There will be prizes for the best dressed, and there are also great drink promotions on offer throughout the night, and over the course of the weekend.On Saturday night, another Halloween party will be hosted by Sister Sara’s and again the same rules apply.There will be loads of prizes on offer for the best dressed on the night.While resident House DJ Marty Curran will be spinning the decks and getting you pumped up for the night. After two nights of Halloween Partying at Sister Sara’s you might feel like a ‘ZOMBIE’ in the morning, but it promises to be a cracking weekend of entertainment.For more info check out their Facebook page now.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sister-Saras/154934577880211SISTER SARA’S ‘SPOOKTACULAR’ HALLOWEEN PARTY KICKS-OFF TONIGHT was last modified: October 31st, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsSister Sara’slast_img read more

Softball Travels To Las Vegas For Alexis Park Classic Hosted By UNLV

first_imgLAS VEGAS – The Drake University softball team continues the 2016 season with a trip west to Las Vegas for the Alexis Park Resort Classic hosted by UNLV. Drake (6-3) is scheduled to play five games in Vegas, starting with matchups against New Mexico State and Oregon on Friday followed by Saint Mary’s and UNLV on Saturday before the tournament finale against Florida Atlantic on Sunday morning. Friday and Saturday games will have first pitches of 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. CST, respectively, while Sunday’s first pitch versus the Owls will be at 11 a.m. CST. Drake travels to Vegas on the heels of a 9-2 comeback win over the Arkansas Razorbacks last Sunday in the final game of the Razorback Invitational. Trailing 2-1 entering the sixth inning the Bulldogs seized control of the contest against the host school as their offense erupted for six runs in the frame. Junior Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.) started the comeback with a bases-loaded double that drove in two runs. Sophomore pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) tossed a complete game and allowed just two runs while recording six strikeouts as she improved to a perfect 5-0 on the season. Finneran and Newman have been instrumental in Drake’s strong start to the year. Finneran is hitting .414 behind a team-leading 12 hits with a team-high seven runs scored. Newman has four complete games with a 2.40 ERA and 48 strikeouts. A pair of freshmen, Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) and Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.), are off to hot starts at the plate in their first seasons, both are hitting a team-best .429. Frank leads the team in home runs with three and runs batted in with 10. Drake starts the tournament against two tough opponents in New Mexico State and Oregon. The Aggies own a 13-6 overall record while the Ducks are 12-4 and ranked No. 7/8 in NFCA/USA Softball polls. Saint Mary’s is 3-7 overall and UNLV owns an 8-8 record while Florida Atlantic is a stellar 13-2 on the season. A nine-game spring break road trip is next on the schedule for the Bulldogs after the tournament in Las Vegas. The trip begins with neutral games against Ohio on March 12 & 13 in Bloomington, Ind., followed by a doubleheader against Indiana on March 14. Drake will then play at Saint Louis on March 15 and at SIUE on March 16 before opening Missouri Valley Conference play at Evansville on March 19 & 20.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Half-time: Middlesbrough 1, Brentford 0

first_imgBrentford trail at the break to a cracking effort from distance from Grant Leadbitter.Middlesbrough’s captain broke the deadlock after 34 minutes with a strike from outside the box which left Bees keeper David Button with no chance.Brentford had a fair chunk of the ball in the first half but the vast majority of chances fell the home side’s way.Middlesbrough’s on-loan Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford, making his home debut, flashed a shot just over the top in the opening seconds, Button collected a header from Belgian striker Jelle Vossen and Emilio Nsue sent a chip over the crossbar.Former Harrow Borough winger Albert Adomah was lively throughout and sent an effort just wide but Brentford couldn’t keep Boro’ at bay for long, as Leadbitter struck.The midfielder almost repeated the trick just before the break but this time his shot flew over the bar.Jota and Alex Pritchard both sent shots off target as the first half drew to a close.Brentford (4-1-4-1): Button; McCormack, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; Douglas; Odubajo, Pritchard, Jota, Judge; Gray.Subs: Bonham, Craig, Moore, Tebar, Toral, Betinho, Proschwitz-Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Bumble Books named Africa’s best children’s publishers

first_img03 May 2016A South African company was named the best children’s publisher on the continent at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy.Bumble Books of Noordhoek was among many publishing houses, publishers’ associations and other book institutions that took part in this annual event, which ran from 4 to 7 April 2016.Robin Stuart-Clark, founder and publishing director at Publishing Print Matters and Bumble Books, told radio station Cape Talk that the group had competed against the best children’s publishers across Africa. Countries such as Ghana, Guinea and Benin had been represented.To Stuart-Clark, the award belonged to the group’s illustrators who were doing extraordinary work. “We have nothing to apologise for, we are up there with the best,” he said.Other winnersAndersen Press won the fair’s Children’s Publisher of the Year prize in the European category, according to The Bookseller. The award was for “publishers who have most distinguished themselves for their creative and publishing excellence over the year, showing originality as well as professional and intellectual skills”.There are also awards for Central and South America, North America, Asia and Oceania.According to its website, Publishing Print Matters publishes books on South African art, craft and heritage “with a particular focus on those artists, craftspeople and individuals who have been overlooked yet made an impact on South African culture: they have stories to tell and vision to share that can empower our youth and restore pride in our collective heritage”.Bumble Books is its illustrated children’s book imprint. It showcases new South African illustrators and authors, with an emphasis on fun and entertainment. It publishes illustrated children’s books showcasing new South African illustrator- authors internationally.Guests at the Italian book fair tweeted their enjoyment of the event:Live painting en @BoChildrensBook #BCBF16 pic.twitter.com/Jq3qvOhzNv— Sara Fratini (@sarafratini) April 5, 2016So inspiring to walk around #BCBF16 and see all the worldwide trends for children’s illustration! pic.twitter.com/Qi5ayWlOwS— The Bright Group (@Bright_Group) April 5, 2016South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

Trade and technology important in ag discussions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In December, National Corn Growers Association’s Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team met in St. Louis to review the organization’s policy in their area of expertise, discuss progress on several ongoing programs and hear from industry representatives about upcoming challenges and opportunities.Looking at a variety of issues, including how to best support agricultural exports, stress the importance of respecting refuge requirements and facilitate successful communication across the value-chain on their issues, the team will use their in-depth knowledge of the subject matter to develop the nuanced, strategic suggestions needed to help the Corn Board guide NCGA policy effectively.“It can begin to feel like farmer leaders spend a large amount of time participating in meetings for a variety of agricultural groups during the winter months,” said John Linder, Team Chair, a farmer from Ohio. “Yet, as I have become increasingly involved, I have come to deeply appreciate the breadth and scope of the myriad issues facing farmers today. By developing teams with specialization in major areas of opportunity and taking the time to analyze the issues in a critical, thorough manner, we are able to most effectively provide input on how, in our area, the Corn Board can shape NCGA policy and, subsequently, maximize the effectiveness of farmer-funded market development and production activities.”The meeting, held in conjunction with meetings for the other five action teams and committees, allowed the growers to dig into the specific policies listed in the portion of the strategic plan corresponding with their team’s focus area. Carefully debating the implications of any proposed changes, team members worked diligently to carefully craft a precise, well-constructed document for presentation to the Corn Board and, eventually, Corn Congress.“Through these discussions, we develop a solid appreciation for the importance of the exact connotation of each word used, and of those not used, in our strategic plan,” Linder said. “Examining the future of the industry, the scope of NCGA’s role in it and the potential pitfalls of seemingly benign statements leads us to policy recommendations that play a vital role in determining how the organization will proceed on our behalf.”The team also delved into a variety of areas certain to impact the future of corn farming through presentations from and discussions with leadership from agriculture. Through these discussions, the farmers gained up-to-the-minute information that they will scrutinize and, as events unfold, incorporate into future recommendations.In addition to Linder, from Morrow County, Jon Miller from Fairfield County also represents Ohio on the team.last_img read more