Ronaldo trains in back garden with son Cristiano Jr

first_img Loading… Cristiano Jr is also on the books at Juventus and is proving to be quite the talent.Cristiano Jr, 9, is also on the books at JuventusAs of the end of last season, the youngster had scored an incredible 58 goals in just 28 games for the Under-9s.At that time it was DOUBLE the amount his famous father had managed for the senior team.The pair were filmed doing a drill in the back gardenCristiano Sr will be hoping to add to this season’s tally of 25 when Serie A returns to action – possibly before the end of the month.The striker scored 58 goals in just 28 games for the Under-9s last season Cristiano Ronaldo has shared a heartwarming video of him working hard with his son, Cristiano Jr.Advertisement The Portuguese is unable to meet up with Juve team-mates as he is in two-week isolation after flying back from Madeira, where he had spent most of the lockdown.But with Serie A set to return to action – behind closed doors – in the coming weeks, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner showed he was hard at work.And while working on his own game, Cristiano Sr is also clearly passing on his infamous work ethic with his nine-year-old boy.On Instagram, where the video racked up more than 4million views in 30 minutes, he wrote: “Like father, like son Happiness above all.” Germany’s Bundesliga will return to action this weekend and Italian chiefs are confident they will follow soon after.Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said earlier this week: “We will imminently learn the verdict of the scientific committee on the [Italian Football Federation] FIGC’s medical protocol.Ronaldo wrote: ‘Like father, like son. Happiness above all’Read Also: De Boer: Messi the big problem for Coutinho“We are also ready to propose guidelines to the committee for training sessions involving all team sports and guidelines to open up facilities, including gyms, swimming pools and dance halls, that will allow all those who work in sport to resume their activities.“Finally, we are also working with the Ministry for Education, for Equal Opportunities and Families to reopen sporting facilities, so we can guarantee a summer of sport for the youngest members of our society. So, one step at a time, sport will return. It’ll be stronger than ever.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Juventus superstar, 35, is currently in the middle of a 14-day quarantine ahead of returning to senior training. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsMesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different Countries7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last Movielast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger (KLEH’-vihn-jur) tore cartilage in his left knee during a workout Wednesday in Arizona and will have surgery. Clevinger was outstanding at times for Cleveland last season, going 13-4 with a 2.71 ERA and 169 strikeouts in 126 innings over 21 starts.— The Braves have signed first baseman Yonder Alonso to a minor league contract with an invitation to the major league spring training. The 32-year-old Alonso gives the Braves depth behind Freddie Freeman, who had right elbow surgery in October.— Nationals general Mike Rizzo is not satisfied with the way the Astros attempted to apologize for their sign-stealing scandal. Rizzo’s Nationals beat the Astros in last season’s World Series. Rizzo says he would like to hear members of Houston’s organization use the word “cheated” to describe what they did. — Phillies president Andy MacPhail says team ownership is willing to go over the luxury tax threshold to make the playoffs. The Phillies have made several high-profile free-agent signings over the past few seasons, including a 13-year, $330 million deal for outfielder Bryce Harper last year. Philadelphia signed pitcher Zack Wheeler to a five-year, $118 million contract this offseason.— Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo sent Friday from the commissioner’s office to all 30 teams and obtained by The Associated Press. Two years after successfully lobbying Congress to exempt minor leaguers from federal minimum wage laws, MLB opted to give those players a wage increase between 38% and 72%. February 15, 2020 ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Inbee Park took a three-stroke lead at the Women’s Australian Open after a 5-under 68, including a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th at Royal Adelaide. She had a 54-hole total of 15-under 204. Nineteen-year-old Ayean Cho will play in the final group with her fellow South Korean. Cho shot 69 and was in second place.Park hasn’t won an LPGA tournament in nearly two years. The seven-time major champion has 19 tour victories, including trophies at Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia.MLB-NEWSKemp chose not to be part of Astros’ 2017 sign-stealingUNDATED (AP) — Tony Kemp says he wasn’t among the Houston Astros who partook in the team’s sign-stealing setup during the team’s run to the 2017 World Series. — San Jose trailed 2-1 until Melker Karlsson and Timo Meier tallied 1:29 apart in the third period of the Sharks’ 3-2 comeback over the Jets. Marcus Sorensen also scored and Aaron Dell stopped 30 shots as the Sharks kept Winnipeg one point behind Arizona for the last Western Conference wild-card spot. Blake Wheeler had a goal and an assist for the Jets, who have dropped two straight since a three-game winning streak and are 4-7-1 in their last 12.NHL-NEWSMinnesota fires BoudreauUNDATED (AP) — Bruce Boudreau (boo-DROH’) has become the eighth NHL coach to be dismissed this season, and the sixth let go for performance reasons.The Minnesota Wild fired the longtime NHL head coach with the team three points out of a Western Conference playoff position. The Wild are 7-3-1 over their last 11 games after falling to 20-20-6. The dismissal follows Thursday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Rangers in which Minnesota blew a 3-1 lead in the last nine minutes of the third period. — The Sabres have placed defenseman Zach Bogosian on waivers. The move comes months after Bogosian asked to be traded and opens a spot on Buffalo’s blue line for young players. Bogosian has five points in 19 games this season and is in the final year of his contract.PGA-GENESIS INVITATIONALKuchar 2 upLOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur) will carry the lead heading into the third round of the PGA’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera.Kuchar followed Thursday’s 64 with a 2-under 69 that leaves him 9 under for the tournament. He’s two shots ahead of Harold Varner III, Rory McIlroy and Wyndham Clark. Newly-acquired forward Jason Zucker notched his first two goals as a Penguin to lead a 4-1 win over the Canadiens. Zucker scored his 15th and 16th of the season in a 1:42 span late in the second period, with Montreal’s Brendan Gallagher getting a goal in between.Kris Letang (leh-TANG’) scored a power-play goal and Zach Aston-Reese added an empty-netter as the Pens pulled within three points of the division-leading Capitals. Sidney Crosby had three assists, giving him points in nine of 11 games since returning from core muscle surgery.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Nino Niedereitter (NEE’-dur-eye-tur) and Martin Necas (NAY’-chas) each had a goal and an assist in the Hurricanes’ third win in four games, 5-2 over the Devils. Andrei Svechnikov (SVEHCH’-nih-kahv) scored on a perfectly executed rush in the second period to push his point streak to six games. Petr Mrazek finished with 35 saves as Carolina climbed within two points of Philadelphia and Columbus in the battle for the two Eastern Conference wild-card slots.— The Blue Jackets absorbed a 3-1 loss to the Rangers as Chris Kreider broke a 1-1 tie with 3:12 remaining. Alexandar Georgiev (GUR’-gee-ehv) had 36 saves in the Rangers’ fourth straight win and seventh in their last nine games. Elvis Merzlikins (murz-LEE’-kihnz) had 25 saves for the injury-ravaged Jackets, who are 0-2-2 in their last four since a 10-game point streak. Update on the latest sports Assistant Dean Evason (EV’-ah-suhn) was named the Wild’s interim coach and will make his NHL debut behind the bench Saturday against San Jose.Boudreau was 158-110-35 in three-plus seasons with Minnesota, reaching the playoffs in his first two years with the team.In other NHL news:— The Blues say Jay Bouwmeester (BOH’-mees-tur) has undergone surgery to insert a defibrillator to restore his heart’s normal rhythm. The veteran defenseman collapsed on the bench during a game in Anaheim this week. General manager Doug Armstrong says the procedure was performed at the UC Irvine Medical Center.— Oilers forward Zack Kassian was suspended seven games by the league for kicking an opponent in the chest. Kassian swung his right leg and kicked Tampa Bay forward Erik Cernak in the chest during a game Thursday night. Kemp says he was asked by teammates whether he wanted to be part of the scheme following his recall in September 2017, but he declined and says he didn’t feel further pressure to do it. He says he tried to keep his head down and play hard without really concerning himself with it.He said what Houston did was wrong, and when asked whether the ‘17 World Series title is tainted, noted: “That’s a good question, everyone’s going to have their own speculations about it, everyone’s going to have their own opinions about it, everyone’s going to have their own opinions about it. I’m not sure.”In other MLB news:— Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger isn’t likely to take the field anytime soon following his second surgery in less than a month. The Mariners say the 2018 All-Star had a lower back procedure Thursday that followed core surgery in January. Both are related to a ruptured testicle sustained in a game last June.— All-Star closer Josh Hader lost his salary arbitration case against the Brewers, dropping players to 1-6 in hearings this year. Hader will earn $4.1 million rather than his $6.4 million request. Hader earned $687,600 last year. He had 37 saves in 44 chances and went 3-5 with a 2.62 ERA in his second straight All-Star season. He failed to hold a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning of the NL wild-card game. Miles Bridges took game MVP honors while scoring 20 points on 8 of 12 shooting to send the U.S. to a 151-131 rout of the World. Bridges had the fans cheering late in the third quarter when he flipped the ball off the glass and jammed it home while the U.S. was taking control. He also had five assists, five rebounds and three steals.Eric Paschall (PAS’-kul) added 23 more for the U.S., while teammate Collin Sexton added 21. First overall pick Zion Williams delighted the crowd with several thunderous dunks as well as two impressive misses in the closing minutes. Williamson attempted a 360, only to have it go flying off the rim.RJ Barrett of led the World with 27 points and Brandon Clarke scored 22. Dallas All-Star Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) drew a big roar from the crowd when he banked a 3 from halfcourt just before the halftime buzzer to send the World to the locker room with an 81-71 lead.The showcase continues Saturday with the 3-point and slam dunk contests.NBA-NEWS Ticketing plan for Kobe Bryant public memorialUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that fans seeking to attend the Feb. 24 memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, at Staples Center must register to purchase tickets and there will be no outside overflow areas.Tickets will be priced at $224 each, two for $224 and $24.02 each — combinations of numbers that like the date, 2/24, represent the No. 24 worn by Bryant and the No. 2 worn by Gianna on her girls basketball team.Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.In other NBA news: Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA ALL-STAR WEEKENDUS beats World in Rising Stars ChallengeCHICAGO (AP) — The NBA’s All-Star Weekend tipped off in Chicago last night with the Rising Stars Challenge, featuring the league’s rookie and second-year players. In other NFL news:— The Redskins have released cornerback Josh Norman, who struggled to live up to the $75 million, five-year contract he signed in 2016 after an All-Pro season in Carolina. The release comes with one year left on Norman’s contract and frees up $12.5 million in salary-cap space. The team also cut wide receiver Paul Richardson after two disappointing, injury-plagued seasons. Varner and Clark stayed close by shooting 68s, while McIlroy fired a 67. They are one ahead of a host of players that includes Adam Scott, who shot a 64.Vaughn Taylor, Russell Henley and Sung Kang join Scott in a group at minus-6. That group doesn’t include Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) or Jordan Spieth (speeth), each of whom barely made the cut at even par.Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Justin Thomas and Francesco Molinari are among those who missed the cut. Day imploded on Friday, carding a 76 that left him 2 over.LPGA-WOMEN’S AUSTRALIAN OPENInbee Park takes 3-stroke lead at Women’s Australian Open NFL-NEWSRavens lineman suspended 4 games for PED useUNDATED (AP) — Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman James Hurst has been suspended for the first four games of the 2020 season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancers.Hurst is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games. He will be allowed to return to his team’s active roster on the Monday following the team’s fourth game.Signed as a rookie free agent in 2014, Hurst played in all 16 regular-season games for the Ravens last season, with two starts at left tackle. He was part of an offensive line that paved the way for an NFL-record 3,296 yards rushing in 2019. — Kobe Bryant was one of eight finalists announced as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. Joining Bryant as first-time finalists for the Hall: 15-time All-Star Tim Duncan, fellow 15-time All-Star Kevin Garnett and 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings. The other finalists have all been to this point previously.— Former President Barack Obama — a huge basketball fan, officially the game’s First Fan during his eight years in office — made an unannounced appearance at an NBA Cares event during All-Star weekend in his hometown of Chicago. The event was for volunteers to fill several backpacks with school supplies.NHL-SCHEDULEPens creep closer to CapsUNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to cut into the Washington Capitals’ lead in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division.last_img read more

Paddy Power Betfair hires Jonathan Hill as new Group CFO

first_img Share Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has confirmed the appointment of Jonathan Hill as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).Hill the current CFO of senior citizens’ financial services firm Saga Plc, is set to join PPB’s corporate leadership team this autumn, replacing long-term group finance lead Alex Gersh who this March confirmed his departure from PPB’s executive team.A + 20-year corporate finance executive, Hill has held senior executive roles at FTSE listed firms; Bovis Homes, British Gas and TUI Travel.Hill is the latest appointment by PPB’s new Group Chief Executive Peter Jackson, who took official charge of the FTSE betting enterprise in January announcing a restructure to the firm’s executive management framework.Peter Jackson commented on the appointment of Hill: “We’re delighted that Jonathan is joining us. He brings substantial strategic and operational finance experience in consumer businesses and I am confident he will make a significant contribution to Paddy Power Betfair’s future success.”In PPB’s 2017 results update, Peter Jackson stated that his new leadership team would prioritise ‘returning Paddy Power to growth’, combined with the continued expansion of PPB products and services in new markets outside of the UK and Ireland.Jonathan Hill commented on joining PBB leadership: “I am excited to be joining a business with great brands, differentiated products and substantial international scale. There are many opportunities to drive shareholder value and I look forward to being part of the team to deliver this”. Submit StumbleUpon Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO   July 13, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020last_img read more

Urban flocks Part 2 5 more common birds of San José

first_imgSee Part 1 of this series: Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San JoséWe continue this month with a look at five more birds that are common in the trees, telephone wires, rooftops, and sidewalks of San José: Crimson-fronted Parakeets on the UCR campus in San Pedro. In Costa Rica, this species can be identified by its long, pointed tail and a variable amount of red on the forehead. (Courtesy of Jorge Solís Campos)Crimson-fronted Parakeet (Psittacara finschi)Spanish & Costa Rican local names: Perico Frentirrojo, Cotorra, Chucuyo, Perico Colilarga, Perico de Palmera*A few parrot species can be found in San José, but the Crimson-fronted Parakeet is by far the most common. These birds are an energetic bunch, flocking in groups to building eaves and trees with an incessant chatter that can be deafening if you find yourself next to a tree full of them. Here’s the sound of a flock flying overhead (some taxonomic authorities refer to this species as Finsch’s Parakeet/Aratinga finschi):Although this species is abundant in San José, it’s actually quite special in that it’s a regional endemic: its entire range extends only from Nicaragua to western Panama. It belongs to the Psittacidae family, along with parrots and macaws. The Rufous-collared Sparrow can be distinguished from similar birds by its gray-and-black crested head. (Via Rodolfo Walker/Flickr)Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)Spanish & Costa Rican local names: Chingolo, Comemaíz, PirrísYou can’t walk very far down a sidewalk in San José without running into a pair of Rufous-collared Sparrows hopping around on the ground or flitting between bushes. Like most members of its family, this species has a conical bill ideal for cracking seeds and grains, hence its local name Comemaíz. It belongs to the Emberizidae family, along with finches, buntings, and other New World sparrows. Its vocalizations include a whistled song: The Tropical Kingbird can be distinguished from similar birds in Costa Rica by its notched tail. (Via James Diedrick/Flickr)Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)Spanish & Costa Rican local names: Tirano Tropical, Pecho AmarilloLike the Great Kiskadee we described in Part I, the Tropical Kingbird belongs to Tyrannidae, the tyrant flycatcher family, and is one of about a dozen birds known as pecho amarillo in Costa Rica. Flycatchers are known for, well, fly catching. Like many of its relatives, the Tropical Kingbird frequently hunts flying insects by making quick flights known as “sallies” and returning to the same perch, as this bird is doing: The Rufous-tailed Hummingbird is distinguished from other Costa Rica hummers by its combination of a rufous (reddish-brown) tail and green breast. (Courtesy of Raul A. Vega Vega)Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)Spanish & Costa Rican local names: Amazilia Rabirrufa, GorriónCosta Rica is home to about 50 of the roughly 340 known hummingbird species, and this one is the most common in the gardens and open areas of the Central Valley. The Rufous-tailed Hummingbird is highly aggressive and territorial at bunches of flowers, readily chasing off other hummers. They have a variety of vocalizations, including this song:Hummingbirds make up the Trochilidae family, and occur only in the Americas. As one might expect from the size of their feet, they can’t really walk, but can shuffle sideways along a perch. The White-winged Dove can be told apart from similar doves and pigeons by its white wing stripe, which is usually visible on the folded wing. (Via Laura Gooch/Flickr)White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)Spanish & Costa Rican local names: Paloma Aliblanca, ArroceraThis species is about the same size as the common city pigeon (Rock Pigeon) and much larger than the Inca Dove. Like many other doves and pigeons – which collectively make up the Columbidae family – the White-winged Dove forages for seeds, grain and grit largely by walking (not hopping) on the ground, its head bobbing. Its throaty call is often transliterated as ‘who-cooks-for-you’:* All Spanish and local species names are taken from the Asociación Ornitológica de Costa Rica.Check out other “Into the Wild” columns here.Originally published on Sept. 14, 2015.Robin Kazmier is the former general manager of The Tico Times Publications Group, editor of various field guides and natural history books, and author of National Parks of Costa Rica (with photographer Greg Basco).  Facebook Comments Related posts:Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José Urban flocks (Part 2): 5 more common birds of San José Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José Grab your binoculars: It’s Christmas Bird Count season in Costa Rica!last_img read more