Cristiano Ronaldo unveils new, limited edition Nike boots on China tour

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has released a new collection of boots while on tour in China.The superstar forward recently signed for Juventus in a shock £99m transfer, and has celebrated with a new Nike collaboration. “Made with a pattern that includes an ancient boat compass, the captain’s “C” and a new Chinese-character version of Ronaldo’s famed CR7 mark (C罗), the logo suggests the player’s capacity to galvanize – metaphorically, to breath fire into – Chinese football.“Highlighting the collection is the Mercurial Superfly Elite FG CR7. It is decorated with a print symbolizing the Fire Dragoon and emblazoned with the CR7 China logo. Ronaldo jetted off to China after his unveiling at Juventus “For small-sided play, the all-new Nike FC CR7 features a Nike React midsole for comfort and a gum rubber outsole for durability against concrete pitches. It features a Golden dragon print detail on the black upper, and is punctuated by the C罗 logo.”You can watch the video of Ronaldo’s time in China below. 3 The Nike Mercurial Superfly Elite FG CR7 center_img 3 3 The Nike FC CR7 As part of his time in the country, Ronaldo announced his new Mercurial Superfly Elite FG CR7 boot and Nike FC CR7 trainers, which will be only available in China.A press release stated: “Coinciding with Cristiano Ronaldo’s second China tour with Nike, the exclusive C罗 collection carries an exclusive new logo and equips athletes for play on and off-pitch.last_img read more

SEALs emerging from shadows to recruit

first_img Every SEAL must finish one of the world’s toughest entrance exams, a six-month training program that typically weeds out three of every four candidates. The Navy also is creating a SEAL rating – a formal job description – that should allow candidates to more quickly begin formal SEAL training. Previously, SEALs – the name stands for Sea, Air, Land – had to attend school to learn traditional jobs held by Navy sailors. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CORONADO, Calif. – The Navy SEALs prefer to operate in the shadows, but the Pentagon’s need to increase the ranks of the elite terrorist-hunting commando force is prompting an unusually splashy recruiting effort. Navy SEAL Mitchell Hall, who won a Bronze Star in 2001 in Afghanistan, hopes to use the upcoming Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii to spread the word about the need for more recruits. The competition will make the 31-year-old chief petty officer a spokesman for the community of self-described quiet professionals and put him in front of the cameras he spent years avoiding. The change in recruiting methods comes amid the Pentagon’s increasing reliance on special operations and the call for a 15 percent increase in SEALs over the next several years. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The SEALs have a legendary reputation as an elite, highly skilled fighting force, but it is hard to find candidates with the necessary physical conditioning. Just to get a chance to try out, SEAL recruits must swim 500 yards, then breeze through a series of push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups and run 1.5 miles – all within strict time limits. This year, 500 of the 823 SEAL recruits – or 60 percent – failed the test in the first days of boot camp. “We can’t survive on that any longer,” said Master Chief Petty Officer Andy Tafelski, 51, who has a key role in the recruiting effort. “The pipeline has to become more efficient.” For the SEALs, who consider themselves the best of the best, lowering their standards is out of the question. To boost the SEALs’ ranks, the Navy is also working with recruiters to begin testing potential SEALs before they get to boot camp and making sure they have the physical skills. Mentors will work with those who qualify to prepare them for what comes next. last_img read more