McDonald’s Turns Billboards Into Bee Hotels

first_img Sweden had everyone buzzing this spring with its launch of the “world’s smallest McDonald’s”—a miniature replica of the golden arches that doubles as a beehive.Now, the most sustainable country on the planet is offering insects somewhere to lay their head after a big meal.McDonald’s restaurants are replacing regular roadside billboards with signs that double as “bee hotels.”Without pollination from bees, one-third of our food would be threatened, according to the fast-food chain, which already promotes biodiversity with rooftop beehives at some of their franchises.“It is estimated that 30 percent of Sweden’s wild bees are threatened,” the company said. “A big problem is that they lack places to rest.”Enter bee hotels: Permanent wood installations with drilled holes in the customizable copy that provide a safe haven for wild bees and other insects.Happen to be driving through the Stockholm suburb of Järfälla? Keep an eye out for six large bee hotels mounted on the backside of a north-facing billboard.McDonald’s—also collaborating with outdoor advertising firm JCDecaux to create habitats for bees on the back of unused billboards—hopes to scale up this initiative in the spring of 2020.“The survival of bees is an important issue for society as a whole. That we can use our signs for a good cause feels great,” Henrik Nerell, environmental manager at McDonald’s in Sweden, said in a statement.“The initiative, which has sprung from our franchisees’ personal commitment to the issue, has been made possible in collaboration with JCDecaux and we are proud and excited to welcome our flying guests soon as they move into our bee hotels,” he added.There is no word on whether the project will expand outside the Europeon Union—the second biggest producer of honey after China.Bees are most comfortable if their nests are in a south facing position (via McDonald’s)In May, McDonald’s opened the first so-called McHive, featuring two drive-thru windows, a patio and outdoor seating, sleek wood panelling, and advertisements on the windows.But instead of serving burgers and fries to fast-food fans, it is a fully functioning beehive for thousands of insects, built by Swedish creative agency NORD DDB.For much of the past decade, beekeepers—primarily in the United States and Europe—have been reporting annual hive losses of 30 percent or higher, substantially more than is considered normal or sustainable. In fact, one in four wild bee species in the US is at risk of extinction.Widespread use of pesticides, neonicotinoids and GMOs, loss of habitat, and climate change are just some of the threats to bee species.More on Geek.com:Bentley Motors Creates Buzz As It Enters Honey BusinessSan Diego Padres Criticized for Needless Bee MurdersNYPD Removes 25,000 Bees From Staten Island Ferry Terminal McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruWorld’s Smallest McDonald’s Is Now Open (And It’s for … Stay on targetlast_img read more

9/18 NXT Results: Austin, Texas (Balor vs. Corbin)

first_imgFacebook Videos Articles Ric Flair Pays Tribute To Late Friend WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Now Playing Up Next Twitter Ric Flair Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Ian Hunter 9/18 NXT Results: Austin, TexasThanks to Calvy for passing along this live report.* Enzo Amore & Big Cass def. Jordan & Gable and Blake & Murphy.* Apollo Crews def. Tye Dillinger.* Bull Dempsey def. Solomon Crowe.* NXT Women’s Champion Bayley def. Dana Brooke.* Dawson & Wilder def. The Vaudevillians in a Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic match.* Emma def. Carmella.* Samoa Joe def. Tyler Breeze.* NXT Champion Finn Balor def. Baron Corbin.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRic Flair Pays Tribute To Late FriendVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Videos Articles WhatsApp The Rock Honors Mean Gene Okerlund Gene Okerlund Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlund Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sundaylast_img read more

25 facts as WWE celebrates 25 years of The Undertaker

first_img WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Vince Mcmahon Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20 center_img Twitter Triple H Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins WWE issued the following this weekend.25 PHENOMENAL FACTS AS WWE® CELEBRATES UNDERTAKER®’S 25 YEARS IN THE RINGSTAMFORD, Conn., November XX, 2015 – WWE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of WWE icon, Undertaker with an epic tag team match pitting Undertaker and Kane® against the Wyatt Family at WWE Survivor Series in Atlanta, Ga., this Sunday. Exactly 25 years to the day of Undertaker’s debut, Survivor Series will air live around the world on WWE Network.In celebration of his 25 years, Undertaker made a special appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Click here to see Undertaker’s interpretation of Thanksgiving.Throughout his storied career, “The Phenom” has been part of some of the most memorable matches in WWE history, cementing his place as one of the greatest Superstars of all time.Here are 25 Phenomenal Facts about the seven-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion:While he officially debuted as “The Undertaker” during the 1990 Survivor Series, he competed as “Kane ‘The Undertaker’” in pre-taped matches prior to his live debut.One of Undertaker’s original finishing moves was the Elbow Drop, where he would walk across the top rope and drop a brutal elbow on his opponent.He appeared on the debut episode of Monday Night Raw and is the only Superstar from that episode who is still on the WWE roster.When Undertaker debuted, the World Wide Web was one year away from being introduced to the public.Despite leaving the WrestleMania ring as a champion several times, he never entered a WrestleMania match as a champion.During his debut, he defeated not one, but two WWE Hall of Famers, Koko B. Ware and Dusty Rhodes, in a matter of minutes.Since his debut, four United States Presidents have held office and 34 new countries have been founded.Johnny Carson was still host of The Tonight Show when Undertaker debuted.Seven Winter Olympics and six Summer Olympics have taken place since Undertaker debuted.Throughout his career, Undertaker had 15 Championship reigns.160 men have tried, and failed, to defeat “The Phenom” during pay-per-view matches.His longest one-on-one match was with WWE Superstar Triple H® and lasted 30 minutes and 52 seconds.His shortest-ever televised match was against WWE Hall of Famer Iron Sheik™ and lasted just 18 seconds.He holds the record for competing on more WWE television shows than any other WWE Superstar.Undertaker is WWE’s first-ever World Champion with no last name.He competed in the first-ever Hell in a Cell match in 1997 against Shawn Michaels.Undertaker’s urn has been stolen by opponents seven times.Undertaker is a five-time Pro Wrestling Illustrated Award-winner.During the span of his career at WWE, Undertaker has competed against 41 Hall-of-Famers.He has appeared in 17 Survivor Series matches, and won 12 of them.The Undertaker has been featured on 61 pay-per-view posters.He has been on 16 video game covers, more than any other WWE Superstar with the exception of Triple H®.Despite his record number of WrestleMania wins, he went a decade without winning a championship at WrestleMania – the longest amount of time for any Superstar in WrestleMania history.He went head-to-head with Kane 19 times during pay-per-view events.It has been over 9,100 days since Undertaker debuted 25 years ago.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Shawn Michaels Breaks Down His Mid-Air Sweet Chin Music Move WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Triple H Returning To The US Following Injury At Crown Jewel Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Final 2/8 WWE RAW rating, show increases in overall viewers

first_img This week’s 2/8 WWE RAW drew a 2.65 cable rating with an average audience of 3.73 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.91 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.90 million viewers and the third hour featuring the Daniel Bryan retirement speech drew 3.37 million viewers to close out the night.This is up from last week’s 2.38 cable rating with an average of 3.38 million viewers.RAW averaged a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 on Monday night.Source: Prowrestling.net, Showbuzzdaily.com Pinterest Google+ Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img 2/8 NXT Live Results: Poughkeepsie and St. Petersburg (Tag Match, Dream vs. Gargano) 2/8 WWE Live Results: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Strowman vs. Corbin, EC3 in action) Twitter Impact Highlights: New Tag Team Champions, Callihan vs. Puma, Tag Matchlast_img read more

More info released on the WWE 2K17 video game, Mega Man endorses the new…

first_img Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next OMG, TJ’s got a little Mega Man-esque sprite as his pic on Twitter now! XD Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 September 27, 2016 at 1:36 pm Ronda Rousey More info released on the WWE 2K17 video gameWWE and 2K have released over the last week brand new info on the upcoming WWE 2K17 video game that will be released on all major video game platforms on October 11, including the Universe Mode and what will be the DLC for the game. You can read those articles about the game by clicking on the links below. WWE.2K.com: A look into WWE 2K17’s Universe ModeWWE.2K.com: Complete WWE 2K17 DLC, Season Pass and Digital Deluxe Edition Details Mega Man endorses the new entrance theme of TJ PerkinsThe official Twitter page of video game character legend Mega Man posted the following on Monday, endorsing the new entrance theme of WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins, that is a play off of the old 16-bit songs gamers would hear in video games during the ’80s and ’90s:Congrats to @MegaTJP for the win at #WWEClash and we love the new entrance! Fight on champ, for everlasting peace!— Mega Man (@MegaMan) September 26, 2016You can listen to TJP’s new theme below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO2xYKhGXZsRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey Highlighting WWEs ProblemsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list 2 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Jeffery Adam Phillipscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission September 27, 2016 at 4:17 pm Love his entrance theme! Facebook Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Steven Herrera Pinterest Steve Austin Shares Praise and Criticism of SummerSlam WhatsApplast_img read more

SPOILER: Major note from today’s WWE RAW tapings in Manchester, England

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ SPOILERS: 7/19 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Network SPOILERS: 7/20 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Network Facebook A big title change went down at today’s RAW taping in Manchester, England.The Authors of Pain def. Seth Rollins in a handicap match to become the new RAW Tag Team Champions, in a match setup by Acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin.According to a live report sent to PWInsider, Corbin forced Rollins to defend both tag team championships. Rollins walked out with both tag titles and after his loss, Dean Ambrose showed up and attacked Rollins, hitting him with Dirty Deeds.We will have a full spoiler report up from RAW when the taping concludes.Wrestleview.com will have a live ongoing RAW recap tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 CT. We will have a full spoiler report up later today as well.Be sure to joins Mike and Victoria Tedesco live on YouTube after RAW!center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WWE Smackdown Results – 7/9/19 (Final build for Extreme Rules, Owens vs. Ziggler)last_img read more

Working in Clark County: Marty Brusco, mobile barber

first_imgWhen Marty Brusco was a machinist at Tektronix, she felt she should have something to fall back on when and if the time ever came when she might be laid off. Mohler Barber College was near her home, and she thought barbering sounded like fun. So fast forward 30 years, a layoff and retirement later, she cannot even estimate the number of heads she has shorn. She goes wherever the unruly hair resides: homes, adult foster care homes, retirement facilities. “I look forward to hearing my clients’ stories and talking about current events,” she said.Name: Marty BruscoResidence neighborhood: Edgewood ParkEmployer/business name: Barber 2 Go, 360-903-0294Age: Not too young. Not too old.How — and when –you got started in your business: As a teenager, I worked at both Burgerville in Hazel Dell and for Frito-Lay. Later on, working for Tektronix in Beaverton and then transferring to their Vancouver plant on Highway 14, I entered a full-time program for women to learn machining. After finishing the program and obtaining a machinist job at Tek, I continued evening machine shop classes at Clark College for two years. I decided to start a career in barbering while still working at Tektronix, and I enrolled at Mohler Barber College on Fourth Plain here in Vancouver and received my license in 1986.With Tektronix downsizing and moving some divisions back to Beaverton, I took a job at Freightliner where I worked for 28 years while continuing to work part time as a barber. In 2010, when Daimler announced that they were going to close the Freightliner plant, I started my mobile barbering business, Barber 2 Go, and worked part time at The Classic Clipper on Fridays and Saturdays. Due to a new labor contract in 2012, I retired from Daimler Trucks North America (Freightliner) and am now working as a mobile barber full time and at the The Classic Clipper part time.Personal/business philosophy: One day at a time. One foot in front of the other.Most rewarding part of job: The most rewarding part of my job is the time I am able to spend with my clients. I cut hair in homes, businesses, adult foster care, retirement facilities. I look forward to hearing their stories and talking about current events. Once a month, I am the volunteer barber at the Vancouver Veterans Administration and look forward to spending a day with my barber assistant, Frank Cardinaux, a retired nurse, and the many wonderful veterans and hard-working staff.Something surprising about your work: I was surprised and saddened at how lonely some of my clients are. They just want to feel that they are still a viable part of the community and that someone cares enough to listen to them.last_img read more

New Rosauers may not be Clark County’s last

first_imgRosauers Supermarkets is excited by its newly revealed Ridgefield store, and its success could mean more of its stores in the region.President and CEO Jeff Philipps told The Columbian that the upcoming store is a blend of old and new strategies: It will open in a close-knit community while being within driving distance of a major urban center.The new location, however, is the company’s first in Clark County and its first foray west of the Cascade Range. If it goes well, he said he could see more of them here.“I think this will be our first store on the west side that we’ve built, and we’ll see (if it succeeds),” he said. If so, “that could lead to more investment on the west side.”The Port of Ridgefield announced a purchase-and-sale agreement with Discovery Ridge LLC on Wednesday, exchanging $1.2 million for about 9 acres at the southeast corner of 45th Avenue and Pioneer Street.Contractors FDM Development expect to break ground on a shopping center, anchored by a 53,000-square-foot Rosauers, this summer. It could open by Spring 2019.Rosauers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spokane-based URM Stores, has added a new store about every three years, Philipps said. He said the company picks its locations carefully.last_img read more

Patriot Prayer I-1639 rally at WSU Vancouver stays civil

first_imgDespite concerns to the contrary, Tuesday’s Patriot Prayer demonstration stayed civil.The rally at Washington State University Vancouver drew a few dozen people over its two hours, including Patriot Prayer members and supporters, curious onlookers and students. Early during the event, which started around noon, there were about as many police and media as guests gathered around the Firstenburg Family Fountain, near the center of campus.The Patriot Prayer group called the demonstration to show its members’ opposition to a firearms measure, Initiative 1639, on the November ballot.Patriot Prayer events, often held in typically liberal-leaning cities, have frequently turned violent as counterprotesters fight with group members. White nationalists and other far-right extremists often join the group’s larger rallies.WSU administrators allowed professors to cancel classes and students to stay at home due to safety concerns. It appeared many chose to stay at home.Previously, student diversity groups at WSU Vancouver encouraged students to avoid campus. On Tuesday, some hung signs and chalked messages around the fountain decrying bigotry.Clark College canceled Monday’s classes in response to a Patriot Prayer demonstration at the campus, but the group intends to return Wednesday.last_img read more

Magenta founder, artistic director updates her 2008 hit

first_imgThose beautiful, talented, seemingly perfect people — they’re the worst, aren’t they? The folks you really want to hang out with are the slobs and neat freaks, the neurotic worriers and bumbling stumblers. They’re the fun ones, the real human beings.“If you lived in my mind, I guess that’s how it would look,” said Jaynie Roberts, the founder and artistic director of downtown Vancouver’s Magenta Theater. “I wanted to write something quirky and fun with unusual characters. It has a lot of English humor in it. And it has a lot of unfortunate people in it, the poor things.”As Roberts’ fictional fairy godmother says: “Every family’s got their problems, and there’s no predicting what will swim out of the gene pool, is there?”“Once Upon a Palace Purple,” Roberts’ original musical-comedy-fantasy, returns to Magenta Theater this month after a decade of mounting demand for a revival. It’s a revision of the same wry, whimsical show that proved a popular local hit and helped put Magenta on the map in 2008 — a time when the DIY theater troupe could not be found on any map. In those days, Magenta rented space for performances in the church across from the Main Street Dairy Queen.Since then, Magenta has gone on to greater and greater things — from a shoebox theater on lower Main to a big, bright auditorium in the heart of downtown — and Roberts kept on generating the occasional original comedy for the group. She’s had success with a few, she said, and there really was demand for a “Palace Purple” redux, but there was also sufficient skepticism to keep her saying no. Until she finally said yes.last_img read more

Holiday closures

first_img• MAIL: Closed. The postal unit at Shell, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year. No home delivery except Express Mail.• GARBAGE: Waste Connections, in Vancouver and most of Clark County, is operating on its regular schedule. In Camas, normal Monday collections will be made Tuesday with Tuesday’s regular collections.• PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Closed.• PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Closed.• COLLEGES: Clark College closed. Washington State University Vancouver has no classes, but offices are open.• CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES: Offices open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For 24-hour customer service, call 360-992-3000. For outages or emergencies, call 360-992-8000.• GOVERNMENT OFFICES: Offices closed. Washington Legislature in session.• PARKING METERS: On-street parking in Vancouver is free.• BUSES: C-Tran and TriMet follow regular schedule.• DRIVER’S LICENSING: Closed.• EMISSIONS TESTING: Closed.• VEHICLE LICENSING: Closed.• FINANCIAL MARKETS: U.S. markets closed.• BANKS: Most closed; check your bank for details. Some in-store branches may be open.• ZOO: Oregon Zoo open.• MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.• FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.• THE COLUMBIAN: Open regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Circulation lines, 360-694-2312, open 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.last_img read more

Man sentenced to 6 years in prison for possession of child porn

first_imgA 27-year-old man who was caught with child pornography on his cellphone while being on parole for soliciting nude photos from a teenage girl was sentenced Friday to six years in prison.James M. Bergstrom pleaded guilty Feb. 1 in Clark County Superior Court to three counts of first-degree possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.A Washington State Department of Corrections community custody officer notified Vancouver police Sept. 6 that she seized and searched a phone belonging to Bergstrom, a registered sex offender, for violating conditions of his release, according to a probable cause affidavit.Another officer said he witnessed Bergstrom remove a cellphone from the smoking station outside a DOC building. Bergstrom admitted to having the phone and handed it over when confronted by two officers, the affidavit says.The officer who wrote the probable cause affidavit noted that they investigated a separate case in 2016 involving Bergstrom, in which he posed as a 15-year-old boy to solicit nude photos from a 14-year-old girl, according to the affidavit.last_img read more

Democracy Defeated, Coups And Counter Coups

first_imgCan one imagine what would have happened to The Gambia by now if all the attempts at military takeover succeeded? By now The Gambia would have been a country of mass graves. Democracy did what military might could not. It is that democracy we should nurture.Who was on the side of coups and counter coups of the abdication of state responsibility is of very little significance now to a country which has placed power in the hands of the people after 52 years of self-perpetuating rule. The Gambian people are living in a country that they had capacity to change through the ballot box for the first time since 18th February 1965.On the 2nd December 2016 all Gambians on either side of the political divide accepted that the will of the Gambian people is inviolable. On 19th January 2017, all embraced the peaceful transfer of power. This has happened.What Gambians should do now is to nurture that peace and democracy not by breathing life to the power struggle of the past but rather to bury them and keep alive only the lessons that will not lead to the alienation or humiliation of anyone. The only relevant matter to pursue is to expose any harm done to an individual with a view to accepting wrong doing, apologising for it, healing the victim and allowing everyone to have new start. This is the way forward.There were serious human rights violation under the Jawara regime and under the Jammeh regime. Since death has occurred under the current regime what we can say is that it should be contained so that protection of human rights would be a priority and violation would be contained.If this wise counsel is listened to we will move towards the future assured that we have matured and could move on towards our better selves and a more fruitful destiny of liberty, dignity and prosperity.last_img read more

Iran wins first World Cup match in 20 years

first_imgIn a tough and well-fought match, Morocco lost its opening match of FIFA World Cup against its Asian counterpart, Iran, as Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal in injury time giving Iran their first win match since 1998.Morocco started aggressively and dominated the proceedings for first 20 minutes of the game but lost the grip on the match as the game proceeded. Bouhaddouz put the ball into his own net with a diving header at the near post in the 95th minute as Morocco defended a left-wing free-kick.The African side had wasted numerous chances in the first half and were denied later on when Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand produced a fine save from Hakim Ziyech.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.But Iran took went with the win, and this their second time in World Cup history after a 2-1 win over the United States at France 1998.Morocco became the second African side to concede a late winning goal in the World Cup on Friday, after Egypt lost 1-0 to Uruguay in Group A, thanks to a last-minute header from Jose Gimenez.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo plans reality show of himself

first_imgIn 2015, there was a Cristiano Ronaldo’s film which gave an insight into his sporting and personal life, it is 2018 and the Portugues international star is set to start up his own reality show and it will be about himself, only that this time, it will be on social media.The reality show will follow Ronaldo on and off the pitch and shall be partly produced by Tom Brady’s Religion of Sports media company who had before now, created a series on the NFL star named Tom vs Time for Facebook Watch, according to Variety via FourFourTwo.Ronaldo who has 122m followers on his official Facebook page seeks to sell the concept of a 13-part series with Facebook reportedly keen to secure it.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The series has been reported to have a value of around $10m (£8.8m) and this means Ronaldo will be adequately paid no matter who it’s sold to. However, that isn’t the only one the five-time Ballon d’Or winne wants to have.Ronaldo will launch a superhero series named Striker Force 7 and a drama following a girls’ high school soccer team in upstate New York very soon.last_img read more

Eddie Howe credits Cherries victory to fitness level

first_imgEddie Howe praised the tenacity and fitness level of his Bournemouth players for the late 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.The south coast side were resilient and disciplined at the back as they pushed for the winner that came three minutes from the end, thanks to a Junior Stanislas penalty.Howe told Sky Sports: “It was a difficult second half for us. I thought Crystal Palace played well and we took a bit of a while in that half to get in our stride.“Once we did, we had some great chances towards the end of the game, and it’s a massive win for us.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“They’ve got some very good players in the attacking areas, and we just got pinned back. If anything, the goal they scored released that pressure for us.“We made a tactical switch, and we were able to build on that and finish the game really strongly. It’s a massive part of our armoury, really. The fitness levels of the players are second to none.“They’re a very dedicated group, they’re very professional, and they look after themselves in the right way. The spirit and the togetherness have always been there.“If anything, we’ve enhanced it and built on it, and it does enable us to stay in games and chase games well. I was really pleased with the desire of the players to win.”last_img read more

Cesc Fabregas drops Arsenal return hint

first_imgChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas dropped a major hint over his potential return to Arsenal once his contract at Stamford Bridge ends in seven monthsThe 31-year-old Spaniard has been on the fringes of Chelsea side since the arrivals of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.Although he has got a couple of chances to make an impact under Maurizio Sarri, it’s obvious the ex-Napoli boss prefers Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, and Kovacic over the former Barcelona star.Widely recognized as one of the best playmakers the Premier League has seen over the past ten years, Fabregas has been one of the cornerstones of Blues’ 2017 EPL title.However, due to a lack of playing time, Catalonia native is considering a departure, hoping to find some regular first-team football.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.The British publication, Football London, have transcribed Fabregas’ interview with Marca, where the player expressed his desire to keep playing at the highest level.“In seven months my contract ends with Chelsea. It will be 16 seasons playing at the highest level, over 750 games, a lot of training, traveling… I feel young and strong but maybe I can’t do 60 games a season. With my style, I think I can keep playing for longer and obviously I want to keep playing for many years.”When asked about the potential return to Arsenal, Fabregas replied:“Of course, Arsenal will always be in my heart and I will never forget them so why not return. You never know.”The Spain international has played a total of 215 Premier League games with the Gunners before returning to Barcelona in 2011.last_img read more

Emre Can undergoes successful surgery

first_imgJuventus have announced that Emre Can underwent successful surgery on a thyroid problemThe 24-year-old midfielder joined the Old Lady in the summer on a free transfer from Liverpool and has since made 10 appearances in all competitions with three of those being starts.But Emre has been sidelined for Juventus’ last three games after detecting a thyroid nodule.Following further tests on the injury, manager Massimiliano Allegri admitted that Emre will have to undergo surgery on the injury.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Now Juventus have confirmed that the operation in Frankfurt was a success, but refused to give a timeframe for a possible comeback for Emre.“The operation was carried out today in Frankfurt by Prof. Vorlaender, in the presence of Dr. Claudio Rigo and was a complete success,” read a statement on the club website.“The prognosis for the resumption of physical activity will be better assessed in the coming days.last_img read more

Wenger advises PSG to sign Ramsey

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has advised Paris Saint-Germain to sign Aaron Ramsey.The French champions have reportedly joined Bayern Munich in the race for the signature of Aaron Ramsey and have received rave reviews from his old boss Arsene Wenger, Metro claims.Ramsey is out of contract next summer and is expected to leave the Gunners after they surprisingly withdrew their contract offer despite months of positive talks.It had been reported that Ramsey’s destination is Munich, but reports in France claim PSG have been advised to try and sign him by Wenger.The former AS Monaco manager who signed Ramsey back in 2008, has a good relationship with PSG’s owners and has been linked with the sporting director role at the club.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Wenger has met with PSG manager Thomas Tuchel previously and talk of singing the Wales international came up, with Wenger Le Parisian’s fears.Arsenal are reportedly mulling over whether to cash in on Ramsey when the transfer window reopens in January should they receive a good enough offer.Though the 27-year-old can begin negotiating a pre-contract agreement to leave  free as soon as the window opens.Bayern are understood to have held talks with the former Cardiff MSN’s representatives with Ramsey demanding around £200,000 in weakly wages as well as a huge signing-on fee.last_img read more

Cardiff boss Warnock blasts scandalous domestic loan rules

first_imgCardiff manager Neil Warnock has condemned what he believes are  Premier League loan rules which he described as “Scandalous.”Current English Premier league loan rules stipulate that clubs can only have a maximum of two players on loan from other Premier League teams, and only one from any given Premier League club.Cardiff have Bournemouth’s Harry Arter in their squad presently, meaning they can only make one more Premier League loan signing in January’s transfer window.“Heaven knows why we can only have two Premier League loans in,” Warnock told Itv, ahead of the Boxing Day clash against his former club Crystal Palace.“When you are talking about English players needing experience – our younger players for the English team – and we can’t loan more than one more player.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Cardiff manager Neil Warnock celebrates with the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Warnock will coach Cardiff City for one more year Manuel R. Medina – May 15, 2019 The manager will guide the Bluebirds in the English Championship, but he will also help the team find his successor.“I’ve got Harry Arter, so I can’t take a young English striker or a young English midfield player, if I’ve got another one (on loan).“It’s scandalous, really. You can bring 10 from abroad, so who are we trying to help?“Who has invented these rules? It’s a disgrace, really, when I could be giving another good young English lad an opportunity of playing in the Premier League.” Warnock admits that the loan market will be his likely port of call as he looks at squad strengthening.“Hopefully, we can bring in one or two over the next couple of weeks to give us a little bit more choice with selection,” he added.“I would like to think I’ve got one (player) close, but you just never know.”last_img read more