De Rossi, the symbol of the Italian ‘all-time player’

first_imgAnd after 16 seasons as a Romanist, in which he rose to second captain, De Rossi collected from the 2017-2018 course the bracelet that his idol and companion Totti wore. His career as a Romanist, which began in 2001, registered 459 matches in the Italian league, 56 in the Italian Cup and 98 in international competitions, in addition to four Italian Super Cup matches. His leadership and talent generated throughout his career the interest of great teams from Europe, including Real Madrid and Manchester United, but, as Totti did, de Rossi decided to dedicate his sports life to his city club and preferred to represent the Romanist shield to the possibility of obtaining more international titles. In fact, De Rossi only won three trophies with clubs: two Italian Cup titles and one of the Italian Super Cup lifted during the management of Luciano Spalletti in 2007 and 2008. The great success of his career came with the national team jersey Italian, with which he was crowned as world champion in Germany 2006, in a World Cup in which he played a leading role in transforming one of the decisive penalties in the final round against France. In that World Cup, with only 23 years, De Rossi was a leader of the midfield of the national team trained by Marcello Lippi and, despite a four-game penalty by a nudge on the second day of the group stage, he returned to eleven in the Berlin final, in time for contribute to the fourth world cup in the history of football in Italy.After 18 years in Rome, the American property decided not to renew its contract, which expired in July 2019, and De Rossi left the team among the hard-fought controversies of the fans to sign a one-year contract with the Argentine Boca Juniors. His stage in the whole of Buenos Aires ended after six months, with seven games and one goal. A period in which he became deeply fond of Boca, a team he is very grateful for, De Rossi himself highlighted in his farewell press conference. His football career officially ends on Monday, although football will continue to be part of his life, because in his plans he is studying to be a coach. Daniele De Rossi, a symbol of the Italian “tococampista”, tireless in defense and optimal at the start of the ball, said goodbye Monday to Boca Juniors, a club where he played since last July, and put an end to his soccer career at 36 years old. This was confirmed by De Rossi, speaking in Spanish, in a press conference offered on Monday in Buenos Aires, in which he said he is sad to leave the life of a football player and explained that, although he would have liked to continue playing “another ten years, “he wants to return to Rome to be with his family. De Rossi, born in Rome on July 24, 1983, ends a 20-year career, lived almost entirely in the team of his city and he is fond of, a Rome with which he played 616 games and with which he scored 63 goals. Midfielder of charisma, physical strength and great defensive capabilities coupled with a good technique constantly improved in his career, De Rossi was nicknamed from his early years in Rome as the “Future Captain”, the player designated as heir to the legend Francesco Totti.last_img read more

The Selection grows in value

first_imgTwo centrals and one position in the airSergio Ramos will be the captain of the National Team and the leader of the rear. However, the withdrawal of Gerard Piqué and the absence of minutes in soccer players like Nacho They have caused a headache to Luis Enrique. At the expense of what happens with the nationality of Gabriel Paulista, two young First Division centrals want to knock the door down. It is the case of Unai Nuñez, favored by the scheme of three Garitano plants, and Pau Torres, with Albiol as a teacher on the La Cerámica lawn.The Athletic has gone from being worth 15 million to cost five more and has already been called for duels against Romania and Faroe Islands. Curiously, two of his teammates are the ones who could take the place for the European event: Yeray and Iñigo Martínez. Pau Torres was summoned to Sweden, Malta and Romania and, in fact, in his debut with Spain he managed to score a goal in the disputed half hour. Its price has skyrocketed to € 20M.AMAIA ZABALO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Aitor Fernández, goalkeeper with more stops in the First Division.AMAIA ZABALO (DAILY AS) Do Gea and Kepa have a rival?Neither De Gea nor Kepa have a good time in England. Moreover, the Chelsea has lost the starting position against Willy Caballero, although claimed in the FA Cup against Liverpool. Given the circumstance, the emergence of a third goalkeeper is already placed on the table. The great favorite to accompany the two seems Unai Simón, unquestionable in Athletic and with ten million more value than months ago. I turn, which he will face in the Copa del Rey final, has also seen his ‘price’ increase by € 7.5M. Aitor Fernández, one of the covers, already worth € 10M.They grow, looking forwardThe opportunity does not seem to have arrived yet Marc Cucurella, despite its importance in the ‘EuroGetafe’. Even so, its value only grows and is already at 20 million. The same goes For your, although his name is not on the table. Nor is that of Reguilón, although with a view to the future. Who wants to sign must pay € 25M, always according to Transfermarkt. Trigueros, Zaldua, Rubén García, Sergi Guardiola, Carlos Fernández or Roberto Torres they also have significant floods although the Selection is not close to them. Luis Enrique has a difficult ballot for the next Eurocup call. Spain is no longer a monopoly of Barcelona Y Real Madrid and, in fact, an important part of the list will come out of First Division footballers They don’t play in one of the big ones. They will only be 23 names and, most of them, they can be said of carrerilla. However, in the last months they begin to sound strongly in the pools, a priori, of lower media noise. If not for the European tournament, many men mentioned below will begin to enter regularly Once the summer passes. The Transfermarkt portal updated in the last hours the value of a total of 67 First Division players and, among them, stand out names called to wear the national elastic sooner rather than later. The most striking is Ferran Torres, with 50 million value at 20 years. But he’s not the only one. Mikel Merino, commander in the core of the successes of the Royal Society, has been worth € 30M, ten more than in the last update. They are probably two of the candidates with the possibility of competing for the European Championship If everything goes on like this in the final months of the season.Ion Alcoba Beitia & nbsp; (© GTRESONLINE) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Mikel Merino, one of the great revelations of the season.Ion Alcoba Beitia (© GTRESONLINE)center_img The strikers: yes, but noOne of the big questions facing the European Championship is who will be the starting striker of the Spanish National Team. Rodrigo Y Morata (It has lowered € 5M in value in recent months) competing for the position. At least, a priori, it is also in the air who will accompany you from the bench. There the fight is fierce and this has been reflected in the Transfermarkt quotes. Paco Alcácer, for example, has been the star signing of Villarreal in winter. However, its irregularity in Germany has led to cost € 35M, seven less than in its last change.Alavés fans cry out for the summons of their two points, absolute referents of the goal in Mendizorroza. JoseluWith a flood of 2.5 million, its effort on the grass is rewarded. Too Lucas Pérez, in the previous update, it grew exponentially despite its 31 years. They registered the same Raúl de Tomás or Ángel Rodríguez. Despite this, and except surprise, men like Williams or Gerard Moreno They leave with advantage.Alavés fans claim a place in the National Team for their two strikers.last_img read more

Paco Buyo: “That title is ours and UEFA must recognize it”

first_img-They had several days of travel.-Yes, the club took the opportunity to set us up for a Tour. First we played a friendly match in Chile and, if memory serves me right, after the game with Boca we also met River Plate before returning to Spain. And I do not forget the atmosphere of the Bombonera. For them it was like playing the Champions League final.-Did they take it seriously?-It was enough to see the faces of the players and Menotti’s protests to the referee to condition him. La Bombonera was almost bursting and they didn’t stop singing. When they went 2-0, which at the time gave them the title, they celebrated it like crazy. Fortunately, Luis Milla scored a great goal after a corner and the Cup was for us. We have that pride. There was only one edition but it was for Madrid.-Boca made them suffer.-Do not believe it. What happens is that Menotti’s famous bilge of spaces had an ally with the line judges. I remember up to three or four heads-up with their goalkeeper who invalidated us for non-existent playing. With the VAR we would have surely won that return game as well.-Well, that title is not officialized by UEFA.-Well, UEFA will watch the video of the Buenos Aires match and you will see that it was serious. Boca gave up his life because winning an international title against Real Madrid gives much international prestige. And they did not succeed because we were better, that title is ours and they must recognize it. What is not understood is that Barça recognize the Fair Cups, which at the beginning were a selection of the city with mixed Barça and Spanish players. This Ibero-American Cup must be recorded in the minutes for a sense of sports justice. We earned it on the field against a great rival.-And the following year, with Valdano as coach, they won the League after four years of drought-Yes, and we put Cruyff’s Dream Team 5-0. That League is the one we enjoy the most. Madrid should never be considered finished … Francisco Buyo (Betanzos, 13-1-1958) It was an institution in Real Madrid’s goal. With him came four of the five leagues in a row won by the Quinta del Buitre team. The start of the 90s was more complicated, but He wanted to remember with AS that Ibero-American Cup won at Boca Juniors de Menotti. -What memories do you have of that title won by Madrid?-Well, these were not easy times for us. We had already lost that League and from the Recopa we had eliminated the PSG of Ginola and Weah. We had also had the change of coach, after the dismissal of Benito Floro for that defeat in Lérida.-Uff, the one that was mounted was very famous.-Yes, it was hard for everyone. The coach paid for the broken dishes but it is clear that we had a more quality squad than the results said. Del Bosque arrived and we were comfortable working with him, but we knew he was interim because in the newspapers it had already been reported several times that the president (Ramón Mendoza) was negotiating for Jorge Valdano to be our coach for the following season.-And suddenly they are told that you have to face Boca de Menotti for a trophy called the Ibero-American Cup.-Yes, and although it was new and lacked tradition, we understood that it was an opportunity to give them a joy at the end of the course. It was May and our only chance of winning anything was that Cup. And beware, it was Boca Juniors that came from winning the Libertadores and being the best team in South America. And Menotti, with all his fame behind.-In the first leg of the Bernabéu they won 3-1 but the atmosphere was soulless.-It had rained all day and the fans were discouraged by the latest results. But when a player puts on the Real Madrid shirt all the games are transcendent. In fact we got 3-0 playing very well, with the entry of several youth players in the second half such as Morales or Fernando. But a redhead of them (MacAllister) scored a goal near the end and that made it a little difficult for us when we returned in Buenos Aires.last_img read more

U-17 Strikers go 0-2 in final weekend of their season

first_imgEDMONTON, AB. – The Fort St. John U-17 Girls Northern Strikers were in Edmonton for EIYSA Tier 1 League action over the weekend.In the first game, early Saturday the girls lost 3-1 to the second place Scottish FC, with the lone goal courtesy Maelynne Wan, assisted by Emma Lang. The match saw the team lose to the third-seeded Victoria FC by the score of 3-0.This marked the end of the teams 14 game season in Edmonton. The team placed sixth out of seven teams with a 1-10-3 record.- Advertisement –last_img

CREW OF DOOMED RAF PLANE TO BE HONOURED IN CO DONEGAL

first_imgSome of the wreckage of the plane still rests on Crownarad Mountain outside Killybegs.The Garry Pentland Summer School established last year is to continue the Gortin man’s legacy next month when it unveils a plaque on Crownarad Mountain in Co Donegal in memory of 12 Second World War aircrew.They perished in a crash north-west of Killybegs just two months before Germany’s unconditional surrender on May 7, 1945 that ended the 20th century’s second global conflict.From 201 Squadron, RAF, the crew based at Castle Archdale on Lower Lough Erne died when their Sunderland Flying boat ML743 came down at approximately 0230 hours on March 14. There were no survivors. The men had been flying over neutral Irish territory en route across the famed Donegal Corridor via Donegal Bay into the North Atlantic to undertake an anti U-Boat patrol.Eight of the crew were buried in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, seven at the Church of Ireland graveyard, and one at the Sacred Heart Church. A further two were interred in England and one in Scotland and one in Wales.Over the years a great many people, including relatives of those who gave their lives in the service of their country that night, have visited Crownarad Mountain to pay their respects and remember lost loved ones.Visitors during the past 20 years will have noticed among other ‘monuments’ placed on the site through the years a memorial erected by Garry marking the 50th anniversary of the accident in 1995. Now, on Saturday 14th March, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the tragedy, a fitting and lasting memorial will be unveiled at the crash site inset in a cairn devised and constructed by Garry aided by many like-minded volunteers who believe sacrifices made in the interest of peace should never be forgotten.Those living close by the site should not be forgotten either, notably Willie Mackey who met extensively with Mr Pentland over a long period of time. And, while the Summer School is promoting this event, there is a poignant detail that must be mentioned.The plaque is to be unveiled by BBC religious affairs broadcaster, retreat leader and author, the Revd Dr Michael Ford, who had been approached by Garry to carry out this duty shortly before his passing in August 2013.It is hoped a short presentation and display will commence at the Clock Tower Restaurant, Killybegs from noon culminating in the unveiling ceremony of the memorial on Crownarad Mountain.A cordial invitation is extended to all-comers to please come along and join relatives of the aircrew to mark the occasion. Further information is available from Ian Pentland, telephone 028 81648201 and/or Rose Mary Murphy, telephone 07708567449.CREW OF DOOMED RAF PLANE TO BE HONOURED IN CO DONEGAL was last modified: February 10th, 2015 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:Garry PentlandKillybegsplaneplaquraflast_img read more

SKY-WATCHERS HOPING FOR CLEAR SKIES TONIGHT TO SEE RARE ECLIPSE

first_imgSky-watchers across Donegal could be in for a rare treat tonight!A previous ‘super moon’ over Donegal.The shadow of Earth will cast a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year.But you’ll have to stay up late as the best time to catch it is at 3.47am in the early hours of Monday morning. The total “supermoon” lunar eclipse, also known as a “blood moon”, is one that appears bigger and brighter than usual as it reaches the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth.If skies are clear, the phenomenon will be visible from North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific.Astronomy Ireland says the eclipse will last for several hours, centred around 3.47am.It has been more than 30 years since a supermoon combined with a lunar eclipse, according to NASA. The next total lunar eclipse will not be until 2018 while the next supermoon-lunar eclipse combination will not happen until 2033.SKY-WATCHERS HOPING FOR CLEAR SKIES TONIGHT TO SEE RARE ECLIPSE was last modified: September 27th, 2015 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:donegalsky-watchersSuper moonlast_img read more

Dekoda Watson’s vegetarian diet helps 49ers pass rushers feast

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Dekoda Watson showed up for his season debut Thursday night as a 246-pound, menacing defensive end.How he got there is a veggie tale.“I ate vegetarian the whole time,” Watson said. “I’m starting to enjoy it, and that’s scary.”Watson ballooned to 272 pounds shortly after injuring his hamstring two days before the season opener. This was no way to start his ninth NFL season, so the 30-year-old initially scarfed down SusieCakes and barbecue, on top of the “baby weight” he gained …last_img

Communication objectives

first_imgThe 2010 National Communication Partnership has the following key strategic communication objectives:A national, nation building perspectiveIn elaborating a vision for 2010 as a catalyst for change we need to look beyond that year and be informed by:Who we are; how we want to see ourselves then and others to see us; how we want ourselves to have changed; what message we want 2010 visitors to hearLinkages between 2010 and milestones of our history marking where we have come from (2010 as the twentieth anniversary of the start of negotiations and release of Nelson Mandela) – where we are going (2014 is the end of the Second Decade of Freedom)African World CupCreative attention will have to be given to building African solidarity, and to the communication of 2010 as an African World Cup, in the continent and globally.Working with relevant institutions such as the AU Commission and the NEPAD Secretariat, and by building communication partnership in the SADC region and more broadly across the continent, appropriate strategies will need to be developed to ensure that the continent as a whole leverages the positive mood created by preparations for, and the actual hosting of, the 2010 World cup.Leverage for marketing and accelerated development2010 brings domestic and global media platforms; infrastructural development; and visitors on a scale that creates immense opportunities to establish linkages across government and the private sector to enhance development efforts through investment promotion; international marketing; tourism and government programmes.This makes 2010 – and the build-up towards the World Cup – a platform for integrated communication by government, IMC, Dept of Sports and Recreation, TISA, Proudly South African, SA Tourism and the private sector in addition to those directly concerned with the World Cup.Mobilising the nationMaking a success of 2010 cannot be done by the football authorities and government on their own – it needs the participation of everyone. There will be need of a strategy of involvement that will engage all South Africans in all their sectors in preparation for 2010 and as hosts to the visitors who come for the tournament.Creating a favourable environment – setting the agendaIt will be critical in the coming period, over the next three to four years, to set the agenda of public discourse concerning South Africa in particular in the foreign media so that the communication environment is more favourable to the achievement of our objectives.Learning from the communication experience of others – best practices and mistakes.The experience of other countries hosting major events like this has important communications lessons for us if married with our own perspective and character.last_img read more

Rajputs’ protest over abduction continues

first_imgMembers of the Rajput community continued their protest for the third day on Saturday demanding arrest of those involved in abduction of a bride, the police said.The protesters gathered outside the Sikar district collectorate demanding strict action against the culprits, they said. “A group has been protesting and demanding the arrest of the suspects. The search for the bride and the prime suspect is on. As a preventive measure, internet services were suspended in the area till 6 p.m. on Saturday,” Additional SP Devendra Kumar Sharma said. Five people have been detained in connection with the incident whereas prime accused Ankit Sevda is still on the run, he said. On Wednesday, bride Hansa Kanwar was abducted by a group of armed men at gunpoint when she and her husband were on the way to their home. Hansa and her elder sister Sonu got married on Tuesday to two brothers from Nagwa village. After the wedding, when they were returning in a car from Nagwa village, the accused attacked the vehicle and abducted Hansa. The incident had occurred near Rambashpura area which comes under the jurisdiction of Dhod police station.last_img read more

News Analysis: Why Vidyasagar is important to the hoi polloi of Bengal

first_img| Photo Credit: Rajeev Bhatt  One of his key achievements was to push the British Legislative Council on widow remarriage, opposed by the bhadralok ruling class and religious bodies. He advocated education for all – especially women– and raising of the marriageable age of the girl child, which too was challenged by the ruling class. He also campaigned against polygamy. Modern Indian laws, pertaining to the subjects, are shaped partly on discourses first underscored in public space by Vidyasagar for which he was isolated.Tormented by bhadralokBeing severely tormented by the English-speaking bhadrolok of the 19th century, he left Kolkata in his declining years. In an interview, published in a book, Puratan Prasanga [past subjects], Vidyasagar concluded that he would never “teach English to children” in perhaps next life.“The attack on Vidyasagar indicates two things. One, that women’s emancipation lost its meaning in today’s Bengal and two that the bell has tolled for the Bengali language, which evolved with him, indicating its death,” said Shibaji Bandopadhyay, an eminent Kolkata-based scholar.Throughout the day, the issue of bust demolition dominated the social media. On ground, political parties and the civil society staged demonstrations and rallies and BJP leaders sounded apologetic, off record.But it may not affect BJP in all the nine seats that go to the polls on May 19, as the event is not commanded by its leadership. While the party can be critically examined for staging an unimaginably big rally on a not so wide lane, the police can also be questioned for not managing to keep the students and the TMC’s black flag waving supporters inside, triggering the incident.The TMC, however, argued that they “have the right to protest democratically” while the BJP said “TMC triggered the violence.”The results in three Kolkata seats would indicate who gained and who did not, once the results are out on May 23.“The question, however, is whether Bengal will forgive the perpetrators. Bengal never forgave the Naxals for similar action,” said Partha Sengupta, a former Communist Party of India activist.Mr. Sengupta organised the civil society to place Vidyasagar’s head on the pedestal after it was chopped off by ultra-left activists in 1970, albeit to underscore a completely different political thought. Burnt motorcycle near the Vidyasagar College in Kolkata on May 14, 2019.center_img On May 14, Tuesday, a few men clad in saffron shirts broke away from a mega rally of BJP president Amit Shah and entered a nondescript building in central Kolkata. They attacked the building, smashing the bust of 19th century educationist and reformer Ishwar Chandra Bandopadhyay, who was conferred with the title Vidyasagar – the ocean of education.As the BJP denied that its cadre indulged in the vandalism, the civil society was furious and the entire social media space was flooded with responses. The reason lies in Vidyasagar’s – as he is usually referred to – contribution to the making of the modern Bengali society. He was not just a formidable intellectual but reformed a community in 19th century, much like Periyar Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy or Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.Bengalis mostly remember him for his pioneering work, Barna Parichay, a book to introduce Bengali to beginners. But the range of his work is vast — from developing the language, especially its modern prose form, to sustained campaigns against various social menaces.last_img read more