Karim Benzema ‘dreams of Ballon d’Or’

first_imgReal Madrid striker Karim Benzema has revealed that he “dreams” of winning the coveted Ballon d’Or.Benzema’s club teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi have shared the accolade in the last seven years, but Benzema has claimed that he still harbours hopes of being recognised.”Winning the Ballon d’Or remains one of my objectives,” Benzema told BeIn Sports. “I am not going to lie about it. The Ballon d’Or is always in the back of my mind. Every player dreams of winning it.”What I would need to do to win it? I would have to win a lot of titles and score 80 goals or so in one year!”Since joining Real Madrid from Lyon in 2009, the 27-year-old has netted 130 goals in 273 games in Spain.last_img

Women’s World Cup 2019: Germany maintains perfect start with win over Spain

first_imgSpain had more shots and the better of the possession, yet paid the price for missing its opportunities against a Germany side without key midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan, who suffered a broken toe in opening win over China.Nahikari Garcia should have put Spain ahead when she raced clean through early on only to stab wide of Almuth Schult’s goal.#GER GOAL!Sara Dabritz grabs the opener for @DFB_Frauen! #GERESP | #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/lpSTnhwYY6— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 12, 2019Spain threatened again from Silvia Meseguer’s strike, but Germany grew into the game and took the lead three minutes before the interval courtesy of Dabritz – with a helping hand from some poor Spain defending. Germany continued its perfect start to the Women’s World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Spain in Valenciennes.Midfielder Sara Dabritz capitalized on some sluggish defending shortly before half-time to secure three points for the reigning Olympic champions. Goalkeeper Sandra Panos could only fend off Alexandra Popp’s header back into the danger area yet captain Marta Torrejon, stationed at the back post, was well positioned to clear. She hesitated, however, and the onrushing Dabritz slid in to convert.Spain had plenty of the ball in the second half but came up against a resolute Germany defense and, for all its possession, failed to register a shot on target after the 47th minute.Marina Hegering dragged an effort wide for the Germans yet they hung on to claim a second successive 1-0 victory in the tournament. Women’s World Cup 2019: Asisat Oshoala’s goal helps Nigeria defeat South Koreacenter_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings Germany’s place in the knockout phrases will be sealed if the two other sides in Group B, South Africa and China, draw on Thursday.Having won its opening game, Spain will still feel confident it too can progress, and will do so should they beat China on Monday. Related Newslast_img read more

Play Your Part episode 12: get involved

first_imgHere’s how you can get involved the guests on episode 12 of the Play Your Part TV series, Silindile Makhathini, Thato Mokhothu and Catharien Saayman.With the tagline “Your self-care is our number one priority” Silindile Makhathini’s company, Zinakenjalo Hygiene, makes hygiene products at affordable prices. She is one of the guests on episode 12 of Play Your Part. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterSilindile Makhathini and Aseema Kazi are founders of the 100% black female-owned manufacturing company, Zinakenjalo Hygiene, which makes and distributes hygiene products.Makhathini is one of the guests on episode 12 of the Play Your Part TV series, to be broadcast on SABC 2 on Saturday, 2 December 2017 at 18:00.Here’s how you can get involved with Makhathini and other guests on this episode:Silindile MakhathiniThe empowerment of women and education are key to Makhathini’s company, Zinakenjalo Hygiene. Company representatives give menstrual hygiene educational tips and entrepreneurial talks at schools when the sanitary pads the company makes, are delivered.Contact detailsTwitter: @sliemak and @AuthenticareSAWebsite: zkkhygiene.co.zaThato MokhothuThato MokhothuMokhothu’s non-profit organisation, Phenomenal Women, is a network that allows women to share information and business opportunities. It also undertakes various charity events, such as working with an orphanage in Heidedal, in the Free State.Contact detailsTwitter: @mokhothu_thato and LinkedInInstagram: thatomokhothuEmail: [email protected]: 051 444 0702Facebook: Thato MokhothuCatharien SaaymanCatharien SaaymanSaayman is the principal of Abraham Kriel Child and Youth Care Centre in Potchefstroom. The children are sent to the centre by the children’s court because they were exposed to various traumas. The centre also does community outreach programmes leading to emotional upliftment, poverty alleviation and development.Contact detailsWebsite: www.akpotch.org and FacebookPlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association 2019 Meeting and Awards Banquet

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseThe 2019 installment of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet featured a wide array of topics and a great crop of award winners.The Outstanding County Affiliate Award was presented to Clark County Cattle Producers; the Environmental Stewardship Award was presented to Andy, Erin and Brian Stickel of Wood County; the Young Cattleman of the Year Award was presented to Brad Thornburg of Belmont County; the Commercial Producer of the Year Award was presented to Allan and Kelly Robison and Thad and Amanda Robison of Champaign County; the Seedstock Producer of the Year Award was presented to the Lee Miller family of Paint Valley Farms in Holmes County; the Industry Service Award was presented to Tom Price of Delaware County; and the Industry Excellence Award was presented to Bob Agle of Clark County.Among the discussion topics was the fair amount of criticism recently regarding sustainability in the beef industry. Sara Place, with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, is working to correct the misinformation out there and share the very sustainable story of U.S. beef production.“There is a lot of misinformation out there about greenhouse gas emissions and beef. Methane is a greenhouse gas and that is something we get attention on with cattle. There is no doubt that cattle make methane and they haven’t just started doing that in the last few years. It is a greenhouse gas,” Place said. “However, when we look at data sources like the EPA puts out in a greenhouse gas emission inventory, the total direct emissions that come from beef cattle production are 2% of emissions. Transportation is 26% of the emissions and electricity is about 30%, just to put it into context. We produce greenhouse gas emissions [in the beef industry], just not to the extent that sometimes the media attention would lead you to believe.”In contrast, beef production has many positive benefits for the environment.“The value proposition for beef is really strong. We call it upcycling. Cattle are taking things that are of little to no value to people and making a much higher value product. They are making more high quality protein for the human food supply than they use. Most of the production land we use for beef can’t be used for anything else, so we are expanding the land base available for producing food,” Place said. “Even in the agricultural industry it can be hard to know what is true and what the facts are. There are a lot of different views out there about eating animals. One question I have gotten is, ‘Have you ever looked into a cow’s eyes and seen its soul?’ People have different views and that really drives these conversations. Most people just interact with animals like their cats and dogs. Food production is a little different for most people to grasp.”Allison Rivera, the executive director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, covered some of the legislative highlights from 2018 and the challenges for 2019.“We just got a farm bill passed right before the shutdown, so that is great. We were pleased with that and we would love to start implementing some of the wins that NCBA got. The foot and mouth disease vaccine bank and the Conservation Title are wins for our producers but we have to get USDA back up and running so that we can start implementing some of those wins,” Rivera said. “We are working with appropriators on the fake meat language and making sure that the food safety aspects of these cell culture products go through the rigorous inspection process that our producers’ products go through. We have a lot of members of Congress — both Republicans and Democrats — in a good place on this, but while we are in this shutdown all that is at a standstill.”The shutdown has also caused uncertainty for livestock haulers operating under the electronic logging device (ELD) exemption. Currently, transporters of livestock are not required to have an ELD and drivers do not need to carry any documentation regarding this exemption. The statutory exemption will remain in place until further notice.“We are sitting in a ‘until further notice’ for ELD delay for livestock haulers,” Rivera said. “What that looks like moving forward is based on what Congress gives us when they come back. We hope they continue to give us that ELD delay until Sept. 30 of 2019.”These and other issues, including trade, remain up in the air for the duration of the government shutdown.“At the end of the day, Speaker Pelosi and President Trump are going to have to come together and find some common ground on the border issue. We have a lot of producers down at the border and this is of great concern to NCBA,” Rivera said. “We’re going to continue to keep a close eye on what’s going on. We hope the government gets up and running soon because the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation and Department of Interior are very important to our producers and we want to continue working with them.” The Industry Service Award was presented to Tom Price (left) of Delaware County. The Seedstock Producer of the Year Award was presented to Lee Miller (right) of Paint Valley Farms in Holmes County. The Young Cattleman of the Year Award was presented to Brad Thornburg of Belmont County. The Industry Excellence Award was presented to Bob Agle of Clark County. The Commercial Producer of the Year Award was presented to Thad, Allan and Kelly Robison and Amanda Robison of Champaign County.last_img read more

Rene Catalan gets chance to bring gold medal for PH anew in SEA Games

first_imgPDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catalan assured that his decision to represent the country won’t serve as a stumbling block to his journey to a ONE world title.ONE has always been supportive of their athletes’ dreams of representing their country and Catalan’s case is no exception.“I had to ask the authorities regarding this decision. I can still accept a fight until October before I turn my focus to the SEA Games,” Catalan said. “They granted my request because I am ready from August to October, and then the competitions would only run ‘til December.”“Now that I have this chance to give a gold medal to the Philippines again, I can’t really say no.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sarangani joins MPBL MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catalan’s stint with the wushu national team ended prematurely after he was forced to retire and give way to younger athletes despite being in his prime years at that time.That’s why he just can’t wait to show that he still has a lot left in him.“I was just starting in wushu back then. I had dreams of becoming a ten-time wushu champion and to bring home numerous gold medals to the Philippines, but I had no other choice because they’re the authority (the Wushu Federation of the Philippines),” he said.“I felt bad. I was in the peak of my powers, but they forced me to retire from the wushu team. They were seeing how much I sacrificed, but it fell on deaf ears.”As for his flourishing MMA career, Catalan is on a six-fight winning streak after scoring a first-round stoppage of Yoshitaka Naito in ONE: Reign of Valor two months ago.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonycenter_img View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Rene Catalan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Opportunities keep knocking on Rene Catalan’s door.On his way to getting a world title shot in ONE Championship, Catalan is also set to represent the Philippines anew in the Southeast Asian Games in November.ADVERTISEMENT The 40-year-old Catalan look to add more SEA Games medals more than a decade since earning his last in 2005 when he took home the gold in wushu.Only this time, Catalan will be competing in a different sport of combat sambo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s been 14 years. I am just so happy to be given the opportunity to represent the Philippines once again,” he said.“Ever since I was a kid, my main goal has always been to give honor to my country. Now I have another opportunity to bring home a gold medal to the Philippines.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more