Ronaldo moves into £3.5k-a-week fishing village home

first_img “This new place has a big garden and more privacy of course. Cristiano is very used to having a quiet life. Cristiano’s mum Dolores Aveiro, who is recovering from a stroke, and his older brother Hugo are understood to have stayed on in Funchal. They live on lower floors of the seven-storey apartment block the footballer bought last year so he could enjoy the top two floors and its rooftop swimming pool when he was in town. The lack of privacy Cristiano had by being in Funchal meant that when he went out for a quick walk with his family recently, they were approached by fans and pictures of them were taken which went round the world. Dolores, 65, showed she was continuing to make a great recovery from her March 3 stroke. She posted a selfie photo of her looking happy and relaxed on her balcony overlooking the ocean and said: “Good morning to everyone. “Another day at home and God willing everything is going to be okay.” Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro, has left the family home and returned to Brazil after visiting when Dolores was taken ill. Canical, a half-hour drive east of Funchal, is home to around 6,000 people. It was the centre of the whaling industry until the early eighties and has a whale museum. read also:Ronaldo could return to Real Madrid Emanuel Santos, the sculptor behind a bizarre statue of Cristiano which was mocked all over the world after it was unveiled at Madeira’s airport in March 2017, comes from Canical. One of the sculptures he had crafted before the Ronaldo bust was unveiled, of two fishermen sat in a small fishing boat, is on a roundabout at the entrance to the village. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Cristiano Ronaldo has left his luxury townhouse and moved his family into a £3,500-a-week rented home near a quiet fishing village.center_img The Juventus striker has reportedly opted for a house in the country with a large garden so he enjoys some more space with his Spanish girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and their young children. Ronaldo had been staying in a stunning seven-story apartment complex overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Madeira where he has been on coronavirus lockdown. He was sensationally branded a “tramp” and ordered to leave Madeira by a politician after photos emerged of the Juventus star out enjoying a family stroll during lockdown. Madeira-based GP Rafael Macedo launched the unbelievable attack on Facebook after seeing the pictures of Ronaldo going out for a walk on his home island with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and their children. But in a second post, he backtracked, insisting: “My account was hacked. I would never make those low-level comments about our CR7.” The first clue that the 35-year-old could have moved out of his came with a video he posted on Instagram showing him and Georgina taking turns to sprint up a ramp. The setting, showing them running up the driveway of a red-roofed house surrounded by a large garden in the middle of nowhere, was quite obviously different from the surroundings of the apartment block in Madeira’s capital Funcha. Cristiano bought that last year and has spent time there since returning to his native island last month ahead of the suspension of Serie A football. Respected Portuguese paper Correio da Manha’s magazine Vidas said the player had moved to a detached five-bed home near the fishing village of Canical in the east of Madeira which was costing him £3,500 a week to rent. The house, said to be “off the beaten track”, is understood to have a games room, gym, pool and large garden where children Ronaldo Jr, nine and twins Eva and Mateo, two, can play with his daughter with Georgina, Alana Martina. The magazine quoted a source saying: “He felt he needed space, that he was getting a bit stifled inside four walls.last_img read more

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Sports Minister Inaugurates AFN Committee Today

first_imgThe Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare will today inaugurate a committee to review the participation of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar as part of measures to forestall a re-occurrence of the challenges that resulted in a poor showing for Team Nigeria at the championships.The inauguration, which is scheduled to hold by 2pm at the Media Centre Package ‘ A’,Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja,in a press statement signed by Olusade Adesola,the Ministry’s permanent secretary will set the terms of reference for the Committee, chiefly amongst which will be to investigate the factors responsible for the less than impressive performance of Nigeria’s athletes at the championships as well as the remote and immediate factors responsible for the avoidable disqulification of Blessing Okagbare and Divine Oduduru.The committee will also be saddled with the responsibility to make recommendations that will ensure improved performance of Nigeria’s athletes at major championships as well as any other recommendations as may be deemd fit.It would be recalled that the Minister directed the recall of  Mr Sunday Adeleye, Technical Director of the AFN from the Championships on the heels of avoidable massive and unacceptable technical and administrative lapses that embarrassed the nation.Nigeria won a bronze medal at the championships courtesy of long jumper,Ese Brume who became the second Nigerian to win a field event medal in the history of the competition Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare last_img read more

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2017 CAF Confederations Cup: Super Sport United Through To Semis

first_imgSuper Sport United will next face the winner of the quarter-final tie between USM Alger of Algeria and Club Africain of Tunisia for a place in the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup. USM Alger won the first leg 1-0 ahead of Sunday’s second leg in Tunisia. Super Sport United have qualified for the semi-final of the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup after they eliminated their hosts Zesco United on away goals. FUS Rabat of Morocco are also through to the semi-final after their 5-4 penalty shootout win over hosts CS Sfaxien of Tunisia following a 1-1 aggregate scoreline. The first leg in South Africa had ended in a goalless draw with Zesco United favourites to qualify ahead of the second leg at the Lewy Mwanawasa Stadium but the South Africans secured an impressive 2-2 draw to seal a last four place on away goals rule.center_img The home side took a 5th minute lead through Ching’Andu before Thuso Phala equalised for Super Sport. David Owino gave Zesco the lead again and they had chances to extend their advantage before the aforementioned Phala struck an all important second goal in the dying stages of the game. The Moroccans had won the first leg 1-0 at home before succumbing to the same result in the second leg played in Tunisia. Penalties were thereafter needed to separate the two teams and it was FUS Rabat who emerged victorious after a 5-4 win. They will face the winner of the last eight tie between Al Hilal of Sudan and TP Mazembe of DR Congo. TP Mazembe are in the driving seat ahead of Sunday’s second leg in Lubumbashi having won the first leg 2-1 away in Sudan.Relatedlast_img read more

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Survey Finds Small Businesses Doubled Their Twitter Usage in 2010

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market In honor of its fifth birthday, Twitter has just released an astonishing set of numbers chronicling the adoption of the microblogging service. It took Twitter three years, two months and one day to get from its first Tweet to its billionth, and the company now sees an average of 140 million Tweets per day.It should be no surprise then that Twitter’s increasing popularity has led to expanded efforts by small businesses to use Twitter as part of their local marketing efforts. According to a recent report from BIA/Kelsey and ConStat, Twitter usage by small businesses more than doubled between the third quarter of 2009 and the end of 2010. Usage of traditional print yellow pages, the survey points out, remains unchanged. Now, nearly one in five small businesses use Twitter. That’s still behind other social media marketing efforts; 48% of respondents say they use Facebook, for example.The increasing Twitter usage by small businesses accompanies other online efforts. More than a third of respondents say they’ve increased their usage of social media and online advertising over the past year, and almost 50% say they plan to increase this further in the next year.The survey also found that younger businesses were most active in social media and least active in traditional media. Businesses less than seven years old were more likely to use Twitter, for example, and less likely to advertise in the Yellow Pages. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#biz#tips center_img audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham announce stadium delay until February

first_imgTottenham announce stadium delay until Februaryby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have announced another delay for their new stadium moving date.Spurs chief Daniel Levy has apologised to fans on Wednesday after he revealed the club would play all their February fixtures at Wembley.”We have now received a post-Christmas/New Year update from the contractors involved in the critical safety systems at our new stadium.”The past month has seen remedial works take place, software issues resolved and corrected safety equipment installations increase. Testing has also continued.”We are now liaising with the contractors and building control at Haringey Council to determine a schedule of commissioning, building test dates and building control sign-offs, along with formal test event dates.”Given the time required to deliver these and the test events, we can confirm that our Premier League matches against Watford (30 January), Newcastle United (2 February) and Leicester City (10 February) – and our Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund (13 February) – will take place at Wembley Stadium.”Should we continue to progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup and have a home draw, this too would be played at Wembley Stadium (weekend of 16/17 February).” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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7 hours ago​Rodgers rejects talk of Leicester as title contenders

first_img​Rodgers rejects talk of Leicester as title contendersby Ansser Sadiq7 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has rejected talk about them being title contenders.City are flying high in the Premier League, as they have emerged as the third best side in the league after Liverpool and Manchester City.But Rodgers knows that it is still a very early part of the season, and he does not think they have the depth to challenge for the title.He told reporters: “Yes [it is crazy to label Leciester as title contenders]. Everyone recognises that Liverpool and Manchester City are the top two teams. There is a group behind those.”We can’t forget what our objective was at the start of the season, that’s why we don’t get carried away with it.”We’re nine games in, we’ve made a very good start, and since we’ve worked together from February, the players have accumulated a lot of points and performed very well.”We’re very much at the beginning of where we want to go to and it’s a very long season. It’s been a very good start but there are lots of really good teams in the league.”I see the next game. That’s all I see. Football is very difficult to forecast.”I’m not one, especially now with more experience, I’m not one to forecast ahead over five games, 10 games, looking at so many points. Our focus is on the next game. That’s what’s most important for us.”Leicester last won the league against all odds in the 2015-2016 season. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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A new government report says that the federal blac

first_imgA new government report says that the federal black lung trust fund that helps sick and dying coal miners pay living and medical expenses could incur a $15 billion deficit in the next 30 years. That’s if a congressionally mandated funding cut occurs as planned at the end of the year.The cut in the funding formula comes as NPR has reported and government researchers have confirmed an epidemic of the most advanced stages of black lung, along with unprecedented clusters of the disease in the central Appalachian states of Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia.The report from the Government Accountability Office reviewed the viability of the federal Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, which paid out $184 million in benefits in fiscal year 2017 to 25,700 coal miners suffering from the fatal mine dust disease and their dependents.A tax on coal companies supports the fund, but that tax is set for a 55 percent cut at the end of 2018, even as the fund’s debt exceeds $4.3 billion and demand for benefits is expected to grow.”You have to address the fact that the serious forms of black lung appear to be increasing and that may put even more strain on the trust fund,” says Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.”The last thing you want to do … is to reduce the revenue,” adds Scott, who requested the GAO report. “That will inevitably … put pressure on the idea that we should reduce the little benefits that they have.”Miners with certified cases of black lung receive $650 to $1,300 a month for living expenses. They also receive medical care directly related to their disease, which averaged $6,980 per miner last year.”We’re dying off like crazy right now,” says Sheralin Greene, 57, who mined coal underground for 20 years in Harlan County, Ky. Black lung has sapped her ability to walk around her small farm, do chores at home, or even sleep, without paralyzing coughing fits that last 15 minutes or more. She receives payments and medical care from the federal trust fund.”It’s a terrible disease,” Greene says, as tears glaze her eyes. “It affects your heart. It affects your family, your livelihood and everything.”At the current rate, the coal tax collects more than enough money to cover miners’ benefits — $450 million in FY 2017. But that wasn’t always the case. The fund had to borrow money to pay for benefits in the past, and that, plus interest on the loans, has put the fund deep in debt.The only projection in the GAO report that results in zero debt, avoids borrowing more money for the fund decades into the future, and continues to pay benefits, requires a 25 percent spike in the coal tax, instead of cutting it as planned.Increasing the tax or even leaving the current rate in place would burden the coal industry, says Bruce Watzman, an executive at the National Mining Association.”The competition among fuels for electric generation is intense and a couple cents a kilowatt hour makes a difference in the fuel source that’s generating the electricity,” Watzman adds.Watzman favors congressional action that forgives some or all of the fund’s debt. But even with full debt forgiveness, the GAO still projects a deficit of $2.3 billion in 2050.Forgiving the debt also shifts the costs of the black lung benefits program from coal companies to taxpayers, according to Treasury officials who were consulted by the GAO. They “noted that the costs associated with forgiving Trust Fund interest or debt would be borne by the general taxpayer since Treasury borrows from taxpayers to lend to the Trust Fund as needed,” the report says.”Coal operators caused this problem, and they are the ones who should be responsible for funding the compensation these workers receive,” says Cecil Roberts, international president of the United Mine Workers of America.Coal companies buy insurance or self-insure for black lung and are the first held responsible for payment when miners are awarded benefits. But industry bankruptcies and the failure to secure enough insurance had mining companies paying just 25 percent of black lung benefits in FY 2017. The Trust Fund, which kicks in when coal companies can’t pay, paid 64 percent.The GAO’s projections do not include the recent studies showing record-high rates of progressive massive fibrosis, the advanced stage of black lung, along with an increase in lung transplants due to black lung. A recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health noted that lung transplants cost on average $1 million each and the rate of transplants for miners with black lung has tripled.”It’s not our fault that we got this disease,” says former miner Sheralin Greene. “We did keep the lights on … We were just trying to help America … They better take care of the coal miners.” Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2031/IMG13805.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more

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In the health care industry there are few brands

first_imgIn the health care industry, there are few brands more well known than Johnson & Johnson. The maker of consumer staples ranging from Band-Aids to baby shampoo has faced a number of controversies in its 133-year history. Now it is contesting charges that it contributed to the nation’s opioid epidemic.Stock in Johnson & Johnson took a beating last week, as a trial got underway in Oklahoma. State officials there allege the giant company sparked a deadly public health crisis. The company’s shares fell 4% last Wednesday and regained less than 1% the following day.The state of Oklahoma has accused the company of creating a “public nuisance” by oversupplying prescription painkillers.”If you oversupply, people will die,” said attorney Brad Beckworth, who is representing the state.Johnson & Johnson denies any wrongdoing. Wednesday’s stock drop knocked about $20 billion off J&J’s market value — a sizable decline for the company.Credit Suisse analyst Vamil Divan thinks the market overreacted. He noted that J&J was responsible for a tiny fraction of the prescription painkillers sold in Oklahoma, and the company’s drugs were mainly prescribed to patients who were already using other opioids.”Obviously, the opioid epidemic is a major epidemic,” Divan said. “I’m certainly not trying to minimize that. And I don’t think the company is either. But the role that Johnson & Johnson specifically played here seems to be relatively limited.”Divan said Johnson & Johnson could have more exposure from a different series of lawsuits involving its baby powder. Last year, a jury in St. Louis ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7 billion to women who developed ovarian cancer after using its talcum powder. The company is appealing.The stakes in this and similar cases are particularly high for the company, because they threaten its trustworthiness. Consumers know Johnson & Johnson best through its array of baby products — baby oil, baby shampoo and baby powder — that have been around for generations.In December, Reuters reported that Johnson & Johnson had known for decades that the raw material in talcum powder could be contaminated with asbestos and sought to cover it up. The report triggered a 10% drop in the company’s stock price. J&J called the report “false and inflammatory.” “We unequivocally believe that our talc, our baby powder, does not contain asbestos,” CEO Alex Gorsky told CNBC.Decades ago, Johnson & Johnson was at the center of another, more dramatic health scare. In 1982, seven people died after taking extra-strength Tylenol capsules that someone had laced with cyanide.Johnson & Johnson, which makes Tylenol, ordered a nationwide recall and redesigned its packaging to prevent future tampering. The costly and proactive response is often held up as a model of corporate responsibility.”The Tylenol episode created what might still be characterized as the standard for how to deal with a crisis,” said Harvard Business School professor Stephen Greyser, who documented the episode.He said the company was guided by its official credo, which says Johnson & Johnson’s first responsibility is to patients, doctors, nurses, and the mothers and fathers who use its products.”The credo has historically made it clear that if one focuses on customers, down the road, profits will come,” Greyser said.Tylenol recovered and is now one of the top-selling over-the-counter pain medications. In the years since, Johnson & Johnson has grown far beyond its roots in the consumer medicine cabinet. Household brands, including Listerine and Lubriderm, accounted for just 14% of the company’s U.S. sales last year. Fully half of its revenue now comes from pharmaceuticals, used to treat everything from depression to blood clots.These products are not as identified with Johnson & Johnson as Band-Aids or baby powder. But they’re much bigger moneymakers. And even though the drug business packs its own challenges — including generic competition, government regulation and lawsuits like the one in Oklahoma — Credit Suisse analyst Divan is bullish on Johnson & Johnson’s future. “Nothing is ever 100%. There’s always some uncertainty,” he said. “But you have relative comfort that this is a company that can deal with some of these things that may come up along the way. And if you look at its track record also, over one year, three years, five years, 10 years, generally this company has delivered.” That famous Johnson & Johnson credo concludes, when the company operates according to its principles, stockholders should realize a fair return. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

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