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Messi, Lloyd win Ballon d’Or

first_imgNow score it Lionel Messi 5, Cristiano Ronaldo 3.Messi won the Ballon d’Or trophy yesterday as the world’s best player in 2015, ending Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-year hold on soccer’s top individual honor.”It’s incredible that it’s my fifth,” said the 28-year-old Barcelona and Argentina forward, who won four straight FIFA awards from 2009-12.Messi earned his record-extending fifth after being runner-up to his great rival for the past two years.”It’s a very special moment for me to be back here on the stage,” Messi said in Spanish in his acceptance speech, “after being there in the audience watching Cristiano win.”Five major titles for Barcelona last year – leaving none for Ronaldo’s Real Madrid – brought the golden ball back into Messi’s hands. It was not even close.Messi got 41.33 percent of total voting points in a 23-candidate ballot. Ronaldo received 27.76 percent and third-place Neymar, Messi’s Barcelona teammate from Brazil, got 7.86 percent. Voting was by national team captains and coaches, plus invited journalists, from FIFA member countries.It was a stellar night for Barcelona and the World Cup-winning United States women’s coachLuis Enrique was named best coach after guiding Barcelona to win the Champions League, Spain’s La Liga and cup, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.The women’s awards were won by U.S. captain Carli Lloyd and coach Jill Ellis.Lloyd stood out by scoring six World Cup goals, including a stunning hat-trick in the opening 16 minutes of a 5-2 rout of Japan in the final.”I honestly wouldn’t be sitting up here, standing up here, without my incredible teammates,” said Lloyd, who made the three-player shortlist for the first time at age 33.Lloyd got 35.28 per cent of the voting points, ahead of Germany’s Celia Sasic with 12.6 percent. Third-place Aya Miyama of Japan got 9.88 percent. Sasic also scored six goals in Canada to win the tournament Golden Boot, then retired aged just 27.Ellis won the coaching award in women’s football ahead of two men: Japan coach Norio Sasaki and Mark Sampson, who led England to third place at the World Cup.English-born Ellis got the most dominating win. She scored 42.98 percent, ahead of Sasaki on 17.79 percent and Sampson’s 10.68 percent.Pep Guardiola, now coaching Bayern Munich, placed second to his former teammate yesterday, getting 22.97 percent against for 31.08 per cent for Barcelona’s Luis Enrique. Neither could attend due to team commitments. Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli placed third, on 9.47 percent, for guiding the host to a first Copa America title.Messi lost out in the Puskas Award for most beautiful goal to Wendell Lira of Brazil. Lira’s bicycle kick for Goianesia against Atletico-GO in a league game topped an online poll that logged more than 1.6 million votes.last_img read more

Pelicans extend Okafor through the end of the season

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The 6-foot-10 Okafor had been out of the NBA since 2013 because of a herniated disk in his neck before making a comeback this year. The Pelicans brought the 35-year-old back to the NBA on Feb. 3, signing him out of the G League on a 10-day contract. Okafor was signed to a second 10-day deal before his current extension through the end of the season.The former UConn star has played in six games for New Orleans, starting four, and is averaging 3.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and two blocks in 16.2 minutes per game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ 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 award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIEScenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Cavs investigating racial taunts of Spurs’ Patty Mills Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, gets a slam dunk over New Orleans Pelicans center Emeka Okafor, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans have signed center Emeka Okafor through the rest of the season.Terms of the contract, announced by the club before Monday’s night’s game against Phoenix, have not been disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

AFC’s ghost sure knows how to scare

first_imgDear Editor,I was utterly bemused at the statements made by David Patterson at the AFC’s Candidates Expo at their headquarters at the Kitty Railway Embankment, Georgetown. He clearly extolled the ‘accomplishments’ of the Coalition Government in the Public Telecommunications Ministry and the Public Infrastructure Ministry as belonging solely to the AFC Ministers, but failed to recount the dismal failures.In his uncharacteristic vitriolic and egocentric speech, he said, “People complaining that the AFC ministers are going into regions and saying that the community projects that Government done, we are claiming (them) as our contribution.Any road I build, you tell them is David Patterson from AFC build it, and we have to walk the walk. We are too modest to take our credit.”I wish to draw Patterson’s attention to the fact that, on more than one occasion, it was highlighted at the RDC meeting that an AFC Executive member is going around promising residents in various communities the installation of street lights, building and repairing of roads, and taking credit for the works done by the RDC.This is to garner votes at the upcoming LGE. I must remind him also that residents were asked to place their signatures to request these infrastructures, which were later used to support the AFC candidates on the backers’ form.Moreover, I want to ask him to also take full credit for the numerous instances of reported cases of corruption and substandard works on ‘his roads’. The East Bank Berbice Road is a prime example.This road’s foundation is in constant digging, refilling and re-digging, and each time the expensive road filling stuff is removed it is transported by the MoPI lorry to fill the yards of AFC members.Please check opposite the Albion Police Station, your executive member has his yard filled with the stuff and the yard of the other AFC TV star in Canje. This faulty area is from Edinburgh to Glasgow Village.In addition to this, the MoPI is using a defective asphalt spreader, which was purchased to do this East Bank Road, which is leaving more waves on the road than the nearby Berbice River.This road should have been done at a cost of $1.2 billion, according to the engineering design of the IDB, but it is now clear that this design was not followed, and, from all indications, this allocation will not be enough to bring that road to completion, since the corruption is galloping in all directions.Can the Minister say what sums have already been spent, and when this project will be completed? This Minister should also take full credit for the breach of the Procurement Act in the award of the new Demerara Harbour Bridge Project study. He illegally gave contractors $148 million dollars to do that study.The Minister of Public Security could not have bragged about his achievements in that sector, so he directed his full focus on the PPP. He went further than what he said on a TV station in Berbice. He advised his gathering of AFC candidates that if they are ‘harassed’ by the PPP members, they should call him on his cell phone and he would get the Police to deal with them. It seems that this minister is now in charge of the operations of the GPF, and not only the formulation of policies.Should this minister then not give each and every citizen his personal number, so that they can call him when their homes and businesses are pillaged by bandits? Already, in four days of this week, Berbice has been assaulted by four daring and brutal robberies. In addition, should he not also call on the GPF to investigate the numerous instances of electoral fraud perpetrated by his Party?The ‘Champion’ of the sugar workers and the subject minister also failed to take credit for the AFC’s handiwork in the sugar industry and the corruption and retrogression of the rice industry. The Panama rice fiasco is threatening that lucrative market.We are now importing rice to keep our foreign markets alive. The drastic reduction of the contribution of agriculture to the GDP was spared the agony of being mentioned at this ‘fit and proppa’ gathering.Lastly, Patterson’s advice to his membership should be heeded with some concern. He vehemently told his membership, “If war break, defend yourself at all times.I don’t believe in turning the next cheek”. Is this his version of ‘slow fyah mo fyah’? Is this the speech of a responsible minister of Government, a campaign manager and the general secretary of his party?The AFC’s ghost sure knows how to scare. The AFC’s campaign is so ‘fit and proppa’ that they have now withdrawn from contesting over 10 NDC areas!Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more

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Revealed! Top 10 most valuable footballers in the world and how much they should cost

first_img 4. Diego Costa – valued at €84m (£66m) – Click the arrow for more – It was one of the most inevitable transfers of the summer, but it looks as though Chelsea managed to get Diego Costa for a bargain, given his sensational start to life at Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian-born Spaniard’s goals have seen his estimated worth rise to an eye-watering £66m. 10 10 3. Eden Hazard – valued at €99m (£77m) – Click the arrow for more – Without doubt one of the finest players in Europe, the sky is the limit for Eden Hazard. The Chelsea star has once again been the Blues’ shining light in an impressive campaign for the club thus far. As it stands, the Belgian is valued at around £77m. 9. Alexis Sanchez – valued at €61m (£47.7m) – Click the arrow for more – Given his hugely impressive return since joining Arsenal in the summer, the Gunners reported £35m fee for Alexis Sanchez looks like money well spent with the CIES now valuing him at around £47.7m. 10 2. Cristiano Ronaldo – valued at €133m (£104m) – Click the arrow for more – Once world football’s most expensive player (and in some reports, still considered to be), Cristiano Ronaldo’s £80m transfer fee looks like pocket change given the Portuguese’s current valuation. 10 7. Raheem Sterling – valued at €63m (£49m) – Click the arrow for more – Very much the darling of English football, there is a growing feeling that it is only a matter of time before Raheem Sterling moves for an exorbitant fee. If he were to move tomorrow, CIES predict that his valuation would be somewhere around the £49m mark. 10 10 10 10. Gareth Bale – valued at €60m (£47m)* – Click the arrow to see which players are considered the most valuable in the world! – He may have cost a world-record fee 18 months ago, but according to the CIES algorithm at least (see below for explanation), that valuation has plummeted. While Bale looks incredibly settled at Real Madrid, the Welshman’s secondary role to the club’s biggest stars has impacted his goals and assists return compared to his final year at Tottenham. The football world was recently salivating at the prospect of a Lionel Messi meg-transfer, after it was reported that Argentine ace was threatening a move away from a Barcelona side gripped in civil war.Tongues started wagging over a prospective move to Chelsea, a rumour that appeared to disappear as quickly as it appeared, after talkSPORT revealed that it would cost around €200m to land the four-time world player of the year.Consequently, *the CIES Football Observatory have taken the opportunity to unveil their latest list of the 100 most valuable players in football.Using a tailor-made algorithm developed on the basis of over 1,500 transfer fees since 2009, they incorporate a number of variables such as player performances (matches played, goals scored, etc), age, position, contract duration and the level of competition said player competes in.Take a look at the countdown above to see who makes the top 10 and how much they are considered to be worth.To see the full list of the 100 most valuable players, click here. 8. Cesc Fabregas – valued at €62m (£48.5m) – Click the arrow for more – The ease with which Cesc Fabregas has slotted back into Premier League life has been hugely impressive and instantly asks questions as to why Arsene Wenger opted against re-signing the Spaniard. Arsenal’s loss has been Chelsea’s gain as Fabregas has excelled in the middle for the Blues. As such his valuation has sky-rocketed. 5. Paul Pogba – valued at €72m (£56m) – Click the arrow for more – Regarded as a future world footballer of the year, former Man United youngster Paul Pogba’s stock continues to rise on a weekly basis. The French powerhouse was recently linked with a €70m move to Paris Saint-Germain, but according to CIES he is worth slightly more. 10 6. Sergio Aguero – valued at €65m (£51m) – Click the arrow for more – While they have managed to pull level with Chelsea in the league, there can be no disputing that Man City have missed their talisman Sergio Aguero in attack. The reigning champions spent a reported £38m in 2011 on the Argentine, an amount that has only increased since then. 10 10 1. Lionel Messi – valued at €200m (£172m) – He may not be the world player of the year, but Messi is ranked the most valuable footballer on the planet by the CIES calculations. The Argentine ace set the rumour mill into overdrive regarding a move to Chelsea. The Blues would have to splash out a princely sum, though!last_img read more

‘He will be just like Van Dijk’ – Former Celtic star hails centre-back

first_img huge blow And McAvennie believes in Benkovic’s ability so much he wants the club to land him permanently in the knowledge he will go onto bigger and better things and earn Celtic a huge pay day.He told The Scottish Sun: “I have always been a big advocate of getting the defence sorted out and getting a solid back four.“Benkovic has come in and, boy, what a great player. He’s going to go all the way to the very top.“He will be just like Virgil van Dijk and that’s the type of players Celtic should be getting.“I know Benkovic is on loan, but I would love for us to buy him.“If you were to spend £15million on the boy now, you would get a minimum of £25million and also a few years out of him, plus an add-on when he moves on again.” Fillip Benkovic in action for Celtic this season. REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ McAvennie wants Benkovic to join Celtic permanently. The Hoops have only conceded six goals in the Scottish Premiership this season, despite losing star man Jason Denayer to Lyon in the summer.This has partly been down to the arrival of the 21-year-old from the King Power Stadium immediately after joining the Foxes from Dinamo Zagreb in a £13million deal.Manager Rodgers is already seeking to clarify the player’s future with Leicester having the possibility to recall him in January. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY Former Celtic star Frank McAvennie believes Filip Benkovic will be ‘just like Virgil van Dijk‘ and wants the club to land him permanently.The Croatian is currently on loan from Leicester City and has impressed with his performances under Brendan Rodgers. 2 RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice REVEALED ADVICE MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Football Stories Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 2 shining BEST OF last_img read more


first_imgPictured with Bobby Patterson collecting his new trailer are Davy Keith, IFA Development Officer, PJ McMonigle, IFA County Chairman, Sgt Paul Wallace and Stephen Temple, Temple Trailers. Photo Clive WassonA local company is helping farmers to beat the scourge of trailer thefts on their farms.Raphoe based firm Temple Trailers has teamed up with the Donegal IFA and An Garda Siochana in a crime prevention initiative to better protect farmers and their property.The joint scheme, which has been running successfully for 2 years in Donegal involves farmers marking their equipment such as trailers, tractors, quads and tools, etc, with a unique identifier number. This number is stencilled onto the equipment to warn thieves that their property is marked as well as being marked indelibly into the metal and also marked secretly in other ways.Temple Trailers will now be offering a service for IFA members that means if they buy a trailer from them they will mark the trailer with their IFA identifier code before the farmer collects it.Local Crime Prevention Officer Sgt. Paul Wallace praised the firm for their assistance.He said “It is important that local communities take an active part in reducing the vulnerability of local people in any way they can and I applaud Temple Trailers for their foresight. This will be a valuable service for local famers and is another tool in the prevention of theft.” Local IFA County Chairman PJ McMonagle welcomed the service.He said “Temple Trailers are a very important local business for the farming community and it is great to see them take the lead in protecting their customers. Stephen and Austin have always provided a great service for farmers and this is another example of how we can all work together and try to deter thieves who are always very active on farmyards.”DONEGAL COMPANY IS HELPING FARMERS TO LEAVE THIEVES ‘TRAILING’ was last modified: February 2nd, 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:donegalGardaiRaphoeTEMPLE TRAILERSthieveslast_img read more

Bochy, Giants take a trip down memory lane

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Giants manager Bruce Bochy gave a full house at Scottsdale Stadium a trip down memory lane Sunday afternoon.For three innings.Bochy fielded the same starting infield he did in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals, which also happened to be Sunday’s spring training opponent. Brandon Belt was at first base, Joe Panik at second, Brandon Crawford at shortstop and Pablo …last_img read more

How to Find the Right Music for Wedding Videos

first_imgYou’ve already shot the wedding video and your edits are coming along. But what about the soundtrack? Find the right music for your wedding highlight reel with these tips.Editing a wedding video is very similar to editing a documentary. Tons of footage from multiple angles, and you have to find the right way to present it. You can’t just search for “the perfect wedding song for this video.” (How awesome would that be?)You need to know what kind of story you are telling, and then narrow it down from there. Here are four things to account for when searching for the right music.1. Find Music That Fits the CoupleThe most important part is finding music that fits the couple’s taste. Otherwise, they won’t like the video. Like any other product, customer satisfaction should be your number one priority. There are a few ways you can learn the couple’s musical taste. The easiest is to ask them.When you are first meeting with the couple, ask them about their likes and dislikes. Know what kind of music they tend to listen to. Do they always play the current pop hits? Are they indie folk fans or into hip-hop? Jazz fusion? Do they like both kinds of music, country and western?The other way to find out is paying attention during the reception. See what songs really get the crowd moving and dancing. That’s your cue to know what type of music to feature. It’s going to look really out of place if your video has upbeat disco funk and everyone is slow dancing.2. Story Driven vs. Music DrivenEvery single wedding is different. You may have already noticed that. There are times when every speech is phenomenal and the vows are perfect. There are also plenty of speeches that fall flat. Not only is the couple a huge factor in determining the flow of the video, but so is the entire family.When you have great speeches to work with, it’s easy to plot out the direction of the film. You can mix in parts of the best man’s speech, and the one from the maid of honor. You can weave through the couples love story. The audience may hear about how the couple met, or a funny experience they had.With these stories, you can move through your piece and let it flow naturally. Let the speaker move you through shots of the day, and just have a simple light soundtrack play in the background. This story-driven technique has become the most sought after type of wedding video.If you don’t have any speeches or vows to work with, then you better have your editing skills ready. It just got a lot tougher. That said, you can still tell a story without words. Look for the right ballad to help you move from one scene to another.The right song can really make a sequence great. Just look at the montages of famous feature films. They are just a sequence of shots edited together with the right music. You are essentially making a montage of the day, and the music will set the mood.Deciding on having a story-driven or music-driven wedding video (or combination of the two) will lead us to our next point.3. Lyrics vs InstrumentalNot every song is going to work if your video has a lot of dialogue. Sometimes you need a cinematic instrumental playing in the background so you can hear the vows or a speech. If you don’t have much dialogue, then a vocal track may be the better option. When it comes down to it, you will be the ultimate judge on what sounds the best.Most often, wedding highlight videos will feature one instrumental and one song with vocals. You may hear a light classical piece during the ceremony and a fast-paced dance song with lyrics during the reception. Don’t be afraid to experiment.If you aren’t sure if a song will work, try throwing it in your project timeline. Some sites (like allow you to download free watermarked previews of songs. You can see if the song works with your project, or if it just doesn’t fit. If it does work, then you can just purchase a license and replace the preview with the non-watermarked track.4. Music RightsAfter you find the right song, you need to know if you have rights to use it or not. This is how you avoid a lawsuit.When a bride and groom share their wedding video, they aren’t going to want to find out it got flagged online for a copyright violation. So you have two main options; hire a musician or license tracks. If you have the budget to hire a musician, or have a talented friend you can do an exchange of services with, that’s a great start. If not, there are plenty of sources for you to find music online.Now I won’t go on listing other sites… you can find those on your own. What I can do is brag about the ease of using PremiumBeat. Not only is there a massive collection of songs, PremiumBeat’s royalty free music allows multiple uses with one license. Pay once and you can use it over and over again. also has two sections dedicated to wedding music. You can easily search for Classical wedding music or Modern.Did this post help you narrow your music choices? Want more posts about wedding videography? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

I-League: Mohun Bagan thrash Churchill Brothers to go top of table

first_imgMohun Bagan blanked a lacklustre Churchill Brothers 5-0 in a lopsided I-League clash at the Vidyasagar Krirangan in Barasat to go top of the points table on a rainy Sunday afternoon.Dipanda Dicka (33rd, 46th minutes) scored twice for the hosts with Ansumana Kromah (23rd), Sheikh Faiaz (48th) and Sony Norde (84th) netting the other goals. Bottom placed Churchill failed to create chances of note.Mohun Bagan now have seven points from four games, edging past Minerva Punjab FC who have the same number of points but are placed second due to an inferior goal difference.Churchill remain rock-bottom in the 10-team I-League table with two losses in as many games.The hosts dominated the first half from start to finish with the only body blow being Yuta Kinowaki’s injury in the fifth minute.The Japanese midfielder had to be taken off and headed straight to the hospital for treatment. He was replaced by Shilton D’Silva.Later, Arijit Bagui and Kromah also injured themselves and had to be substituted. Star forward Norde was also seen clutching his right knee quite a few times in the second period. He was writhing in pain after scoring the last goal of the match.Faiaz also struggled with a knock and was seen lying on the field towards the end of the game.Barring these injury concerns which may trouble Mohun Bagan in future matches, it was smooth sailing for Sanjoy Sen’s wards.In the 18th minute, Dicka had a glorious chance to score the opening goal after Kromah set him up, but the former Shillong Lajong marksman missed the second post by some distance.advertisementThe Churchill defence looked all at sea with no cohesion whatsoever and Karthik Govindswamy picking up a yellow card in the process.Moments later, Kromah gave his side the lead after Faiaz played him through from a corner.Churchill’s Nigerian defender Osagie Monday put in a sliding tackle but could not get to the ball leaving space for Kromah to find the back of the net. Kromah however, did not celebrate the goal against his former employers.Dicka doubled the lead 10 minutes later, running at the porous rival defence and slotting the ball into the far corner with his left foot.Churchill failed to muster any real chance as Mohun Bagan led by two goals at halftime. Soon after the restart, Mohun Bagan put the match to bed with two quick goals.First Dicka doubled his tally after Faiaz beat Emuejeraye Precious for pace and crossed for his teammate who stabbed home from close at the near post.Two minutes later, Faiaz scored his first goal in the I-League, slotting into an empty net after Kromah set him up from inside the box with Churchill’s Monday to blame for some horrible marking.Norde put the icing on the cake in his trademark style, cutting inside from the left inside channel and smashing in a low drive from the edge of the box past visiting goalkeeper James Kithan.last_img read more