CR7 ice-cream and pizza: Ronaldo mania is in full swing

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side’s 2nd goal during the Champions League soccer match, round of 16, 1st leg between Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)TURIN, Italy — An ice-cream flavor in his honor, a pizza named after him, queues to buy his shirt: For some, Cristiano Ronaldo is as important as the Pope.Juventus made shockwaves over the world on Tuesday when it completed the signing of Ronaldo from Real Madrid for a Serie A record of 112 million euros, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner signing a four-year deal with the Italian champion.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 10 months after baby, Serena in Wimbledon final vs. Kerber And Ronaldo mania is in full swing in Turin, with enterprising businessmen not missing the opportunity to celebrate the occasion and cash in on the arrival of the Portugal forward.Leonardo La Porta, who has owned Gelateria Miretti in the heart of Turin for 30 years, has created a flavor called CR7 — Ronaldo’s famous brand name.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The 50-year-old La Porta is not a Juventus supporter, nor even a football fan, but has often creates flavors to mark important events in the city.However, he has only created one flavor in honor of a person before — when the Pope came to Turin in 2015. Nearby is a pizza restaurant, which is also hoping to attract the footballing superstar.Tommy Tegamino, which is owned by two Juventus season-ticket holders, brothers Filippo (31-years-old) and Tommaso Crozaso (26), now boasts the “Pizza CR7.”The deep-dish pizza is topped with stracchino cheese and black olives in the shape of the number “7” and that also symbolizes the black and white colors of Juventus.It costs an appropriate seven euros ($8.17).“We all hope he’ll come!” laughed Sara Giulia Peira, the 35-year-old manager of the oldest of the three branches of Tommy Tegamino. “Maybe if he finds out he’ll come here to try it, it’ll be great.“We decided to do it right when we heard the official news that he was coming here. In fact it was only Wednesday that we started selling it. Our owners decided with our pizza chef to celebrate the Portuguese star … It’s going well, especially with the fans obviously.”Some of the incredulous fans are still rubbing their eyes in disbelief that Ronaldo is joining Juventus.Raimondo Livolsi, a 37-year-old laborer from Turin said he thought “it was a hoax” when news of Ronaldo’s possible arrival first emerged, while Errico Tolve joked that he needed “a truckload of malox” to settle his stomach.Tolve, a 59-year-old school worker from Foggia, who was in Turin with his wife visiting their daughter, was buying a ‘Ronaldo’ shirt for his nephew.“There’s no chance for anyone now, not in Italy or Europe,” he added. “The Champions League is ours. 100 per cent.” Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names La Porta put a lot of thought into creating the CR7 flavor, which he wanted to represent a union between Portugal and Turin.“I put it on sale on the date 7/7 because it was the day it was rumored Cristiano Ronaldo would be presented,” La Porta told The Associated Press. “I thought of it a week before … the research was quite intense.“We chose to use a typical Portuguese liquor which is the Ginja, it is a sour cherry liquor which strongly links Portugal to the Piedmont region because here too in Piedmont we have a similar cherry liquor. In Portugal this liquor is served in a chocolate cup, so this ice cream is made up of milk, cream, sugar and carob flour, with this Ginja liquor and pieces of chocolate.”The taste is rich and flavorful, with hints of spice and fruit“I hope (Ronaldo) can come here to try it,” said La Porta, adding the flavor regularly sells out. “If not, I’m ready to go to his house to make it for him. We’ll see.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Juventus has won the league for the past seven years, and the Italian Cup the past four, but has not lifted the Champions League since 1996 — although it has finished runner-up in two of the past four editions.Shirts bearing Ronaldo’s name have been flying off the shelves and not just in Turin. The official Juventus store in Milan has been selling an estimated one shirt a minute.Stores are also running out of letters to print Ronaldo’s name, while the shop nearest the stadium reportedly ran out of the actual shirt on Wednesday night as the city gears up to welcome the man himself, at his presentation on Monday.Ronaldo should also find it easy to settle into life in Turin. Although it has less than a third of Madrid’s population, Turin is still Italy’s fourth-largest city, within easy reach of the mountains and the sea.“I think he will like it here,” said Simone Massucco, a 17-year-old student from Turin, who was buying his first Juventus shirt — emblazoned with the Ronaldo name. “It’s not a city where the fans hassle you too much. I think he will settle in well.”Turin is an industrial city and the home of Fiat, which — like Juventus — is also controlled by the Agnelli family.While most fans are welcoming the arrival of Ronaldo, with even supporters of opposing teams recognizing the prestige that it brings to the Italian game, there is a minority which is unhappy at the cost of the deal.A small group of former Fiat Chrysler factory workers and union activists hung banners against the deal, on a wall outside a car factory in Naples, while strikes have been planned for Friday in Pomigliano and for Monday and Tuesday in another Fiat factory in Melfi. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

LIBRA Sanitation Looks Beyond Monrovia

first_imgLIBRA Sanitation Inc., a leading Liberian sanitation company, has brought in seven brand new garbage trucks to the country to enhance the company’s services beyond Monrovia, to other parts of the country. He disclosed further that his company will soon establish two branches outside Monrovia to help Liberians in other parts of the country to benefit from the services they are providing. He however, did not specify where outside Monrovia. The seven trucks, according to the LIBRA’s chief executive officer (CEO), Mr. George Howe, have a value of over US$500,000.He noted that the process of keeping Liberia clean is not an easy task but, with the collective efforts of every citizen, Liberia can be one of the best in Africa.“This country,” he said, “belongs to Liberians and as such we must help government in making Liberia a better place because foreigners will not develop this country, only Liberians will.”Mr. Howe explained further that the entity has been in business for eleven years and promise that the LIBRA remains committed to ensuring that Liberia is clean. He further called on government, especially the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to support Liberian owned businesses adding that Liberians are capable of moving the country forward through business when they are supported.Dedicating the trucks on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Assistant Minister for logistics at the Ministry of State, Mohammed Kromah said the company has taken a bold step and should be recognized and appreciated for their works in the country.He said the decision made by the company to bring in the garbage trucks is timely, and that there is a need to empower those who go out to collect the garbage.Mr. Kromah said that the government will continue to support the efforts of LIBRA sanitation to keep the country clean, adding that employees of the company should remain committed to their job. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Prayer Breakfast leads Interfaith Harmony Week 2018

first_imgIn a bid to foster and enhance the growth of religious diversity in the Guyanese nation, the Inter Religious Organization (IRO) of Guyana has announced that its annual Prayer Breakfast will be hosted at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) on February 1, and would be the event to usher in the United Nations’ Interfaith Harmony Week for 2018.This announcement was made by the IRO on Thursday, when it was also announced that there is collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry (MSP) to ensure the event is a success.Some of the key speakers for this year’s Prayer Breakfast are Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guyana, and representatives of parliamentary political parties.The IRO has outlined that the breakfast would be followed by an Interfaith Symposium which would see involvement of the Ministry of Education and secondary school students from regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica).The IRO has also announced that this year’s activities would include a cultural concert to be held at the National Library on February 3 from 17:00 hrs, and a panel discussion slated to be hosted at the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus on February 5.Held in the first week of February each year, the Interfaith Harmony Week observances seek to promote dialogue among all religions, faiths and beliefs, and all UN member states are encouraged to support and spread “the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, and other places of worship”.Interfaith Harmony Week was adopted by the UN Gen Assembly in October 2010, and this year’s theme is titled “Love of God and Love of one’s Neighbour”. At last year’s event, President David Granger described Guyana as “a model for interfaith harmony” in the midst of hostile relationships and religious conflicts across the world.last_img read more

Playing games

first_imgHosting the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles (again), we are told, would be a huge money-maker for the region. Why, according to the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, were the 2016 Olympics to come to the Southland, it would bring in some $7 billion. Which is great, but if true, why would the games require a quarter-billion-dollar taxpayer insurance policy? Last week, the California Assembly voted to authorize up to a $250 million bailout should the games fail to turn a profit. This, from a government that can’t provide for basic infrastructure without turning to massive bond initiatives, is stunning. Yes, hosting the games for a third time would be a fine feather in L.A.’s cap. But most Angelenos would gladly give up all the feathers in the world for things such as drivable freeways, good schools and safe streets. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Toys for Tickets campaign back in Fort St. John

first_imgStarting today, donations can be brought to City Hall until December 20 to be eligible. Cash donations can also be brought, which will also be given to the local Sally Anne. The Toys for Tickets program began in 2005, and has brought in hundreds of presents for children in need over the past nine years. In 2012, 97 toys were donated. – Advertisement –last_img

‘Success never changed him, man of the people’ – Andy Gray on Everton great Howard Kendall

first_imgAndy Gray has paid tribute to his former manager Howard Kendall, who passed away on Saturday, aged 69.Gray was one of the big name players attracted to the club in 1983 and the Scot won Division One, the FA Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup under Kendall’s stewardship.“It’s a real shock,” Gray told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“Tributes should rightly pour in, there’s absolutely no doubt that myself and many of us owe so much to his guidance, his leadership,  to his charm and abilities as a coach and a man, for what we have achieved and it’s real sad.“I’ve never met anyone who worked with Howard, worked under Howard, as a player, coach, manager, who would ever say a bad word about him and I really mean that.“He was the first manager to drop me, so if anyone’s got a reason to be angry with Howard it would be me!“He really was a fantastic guy, I know it’s said every time somebody passes away but this was a genuine great man. Apart from being a fantastic manager, he was a fantastic guy.”Kendall, who also won the league title with Everton in his playing days, took charge at Goodison Park in 1981 and he oversaw the club’s most successful era, as the Blues became one of the real powerhouses in British football.As their greatest-ever manager, Kendall took charge of Kendall on two more occasions at the beginning and end of the ‘90s, but Gray feels his achievements first time around should go down in ‘folklore’ along with another managerial great.Gray stated: “He felt privileged to be manager of the club he loved passionately. The fact he delivered what he delivered was astonishing, from a side that was a million miles away 12 months before that.“I believe it’s up there with what [Brian] Clough did at Nottingham Forest, I really do. What Brian did at Nottingham Forest is folklore, but what Howard did at Everton should be right up with it as well.”Andy Gray was one of many former players, employers, colleagues and friends to pay tribute to Everton legend Kendall, click here to see a select few made on Twitter.last_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin activists from across Donegal gathered in Letterkenny today to picket in protest as the government plans to hand another €1.2bn to unsecured & unguaranteed bondholders in Anglo Irish Bank.Speaking after the protest Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said: “Sinn Féin activists gathered today to demonstrate against the latest bailout of wealthy gamblers in Europe. Over €1,200,000,000 will needlessly be handed over to bondholders in the toxic Anglo Irish Bank. The government is not required to hand over one cent of this money but they are intent on doing so and asking ordinary Irish people to pick up the tab.“The Irish people are sick of unjust cuts and austerity combined with government lies which purport that new charges such as the household tax are necessary to provide services. “Thousands of people in Donegal have been protesting and attending public meetings in recent months to voice their anger at what is happening.“The reality is that the government is taxing the most vulnerable in order to pump money into a black hole in the banking sector.“Our grandchildren will be paying for the actions of reckless gamblers in Europe for decades to come.“The Irish people voted for change in the last general election. The government needs deliver this change and put the needs of the Irish people ahead of the greed of wealthy bondholders in Europe.” LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSINN FEIN HOLD BANK PROTEST OVER €1.2BN HANDOVER was last modified: January 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:sinn fein bank protestlast_img read more

Alleged Chinese agents in court

first_img Gaylord, a counterintelligence agent, has stated in court documents that Chi Mak admitted feeding information on Navy research to China since 1983, fully aware that it was sensitive and subject to export laws. Mak hoped it would help the Chinese government develop similar technology, Gaylord claimed. Mak’s attorney, Ronald Kaye, accused the government of mischaracterizing his client’s statements and compared the case to recent Chinese spy trials that eventually collapsed. “Why should the public accept the government’s characterization of the evidence when it’s been shown they’ll prosecute these cases with any means necessary?” Kaye asked. He noted that Mak, who worked in Hong Kong for Hong Kong Electric before emigrating in 1978, has no criminal record. Investigators have said they recovered restricted documents on the DDX Destroyer, an advanced technology warship, that were marked “for official use only.” Officials also allegedly found two lists in Chinese asking Chi Mak for documents about submarine torpedoes and other technology. According to Gaylord, Chi Mak told investigators that his brother was giving the information to a researcher at the Chinese Center for Asia Pacific Studies at Zhongshan University in Guangzhou. Authorities say the center conducts operations research for and receives funding from the People’s Liberation Army. The researcher – Pu Pei-Liang, also known as David Pu – was believed to work for the government. Mak also allegedly said that his brother, a legal resident who works for the Phoenix North American Chinese Channel, had voluntarily joined the PLA and served with a propaganda unit. Tai Wang Mak’s attorney has denied that accusation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The case against three alleged Chinese agents is set to return to court today with testimony from an FBI official that could help explain why the government has filed only one criminal charge despite making sweeping claims of conspiracy and theft. Chinese-American engineer Chi Mak, his wife, Rebecca Laiwah Chiu, and brother Tai Wang Mak pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that they were unregistered agents for China. Each was indicted on a single count even though an affidavit submitted last month by FBI Special Agent James Gaylord alleged they had committed crimes ranging from stealing government property to conspiracy. The initial accusations carried a maximum combined sentence of 25 years; the most recent counts could bring 10 years at most. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Today, Gaylord is expected to come under questioning from Tai Wang Mak’s defense attorney, who is challenging the government’s move to deny his client bond. Prosecutors also will argue their appeal against the court’s decision to set bond at $300,000 for Chi Mak, who remains in custody. Investigators allege that Chi Mak, 65, took computer disks from Anaheim-based defense contractor Power Paragon, where he worked on a sensitive research project involving propulsion systems for Navy warships. He and his wife allegedly copied the information to CDs, encrypted the files and delivered them to 56-year-old Tai Wang Mak, who was scheduled to fly to Hong Kong on Oct. 28 before heading to Guangzhou, China. The younger Mak and his wife, Fuk Heung Li, were arrested at Los Angeles International Airport as they prepared to board a plane. The CD was found in Li’s luggage, authorities said. Prosecutors have held off on more serious charges – espionage, for example – partly because the military data in question were highly sensitive but not classified. last_img read more


first_imgJim McGuinness – Donegaldaily FileJob done for Donegal today in the Athletic Grounds – it wasn’t pretty at times but the bottom line is that they’re back in Division One next year and will also have a re-match with Monaghan to look forward to in three weeks’ time in the divisional final.As per the McKenna Cup encounter between the teams in January, Charlie Vernon was given the onerous task of keeping tabs on Michael Murphy; Vernon was switched onto the totemic forward in place of Gary McCooey a few minutes into today’s contest, in a bid to curb Murphy’s influence after Donegal had stormed out of the blocks.Murphy’s club-mate Neil Gallagher started today, a huge boost for the team as they look to bigger days ahead. He lasted about 50 minutes before being taken off as Jim McGuinness tries to gradually integrate him back into the side. If McGuinness can coax the same amount of time out of the big man in Celtic Park next month, he’ll be relatively happy. Gallagher is crucial to Donegal’s attempts to win primary possession and today he won several kick-outs, both clean and breaking ball for his team-mates. Paul Durcan’s restarts have been both bad and brilliant throughout the league but with Gallagher in the middle things seem so much easier. Mark McHugh was the man to make way before throw-in, the Kilcar man troubled with a hamstring problem, so Donegal in effect had a three-man midfield with Gallagher joined by Rory Kavanagh and Martin McElhinney. Karl Lacey and Frank McGlynn immediately switched at the start of the game and Lacey had his best game of the campaign to date, looking like the rampaging half-back of old – hopefully he has timed his return to form to perfection with big games on the horizon. McGlynn also looked impressive today and his placement in the game with Derry will tell us a lot about Jim’s thinking. Centre forward Mark Lynch has been the standout performer for the Oakleaf men thus far and it is quite likely that Frank will be the one detailed to pick him up. With Leo McLoone more suited to playing a marauding centre back role as opposed to being given marking duties, McGlynn v Lynch seems the obvious match-up.The visitors were in total control in the opening exchanges today, a penalty from Murphy putting them five points clear. Armagh eventually got motoring while Donegal seemed to stall somewhat, allowing the Orchard County back into the game. Jamie Clarke goaled after a piercing run through the middle and he followed up with an outrageous point from the wing – from this stage of the game until half-time the match descended into shutdown. Both teams were suddenly bereft of ideas and neither team could muster any sort of incision once they got inside the opponents 45. The awkward cross-field breeze didn’t help with wayward shooting a feature of both teams’ play.Aside from his five-minute cameo, Clarke was well marshalled by Neil McGee. The double all-star has been one of his team’s most consistent performers so far this year and no forward in the country would relish pitting their wits against him. McGee’s Gaoth Dobhair colleague Odhran MacNiallais did well again today but more from a defensive point of view as opposed to the promising attacking displays we’ve seen from him this year. Playing as a wing-forward, MacNiallais is learning game by game what is required of an inter-county player in that position; time and again today he was back helping his defenders, sweeping up ball and instigating attacks. His time spent at centre field with his club no doubt a huge aid in this sense.Thankfully the fayre improved after the break and it was Donegal who started to move through the gears. Just as the teams lined up for the second half, some Armagh followers in the stand were commenting on Murphy’s physique, cheekily inferring that ‘he must be on the juice’; whatever juice he is on is certainly doing the trick because soon after he got the game’s pivotal score, a trademark blistering finish to the net after fielding a high ball in from Kavanagh. The captain seemed to get away with a nudge in the back on his marker Vernon although the lack of protest from the Armagh Harps man suggested he was beaten in any case. While Murphy came out on top in their personal dual, it was a great battle between him and Vernon throughout. From then on Donegal always had Armagh at arm’s length, picking off scores on the break whenever they were needed. The ferocious intensity and hunger that has been this team’s calling card was in evidence in the closing stages as time and again possession was ripped from on-rushing Armagh attackers and swarms of Donegal players raced forward en masse. The only negative was a black card incorrectly shown to substitute David Walsh; without doubt the Naomh Bríd clubman committed a foul but not one of the famous (maybe even infamous) five categories that are deemed as black card offences – a yellow card would have the right colour card.Anthony Thompson was excellent in this closing period, as indeed he was for the entire game; the Naomh Conaill workhorse endured a torrid 2013 where he was never able to shake off niggling injuries and didn’t look 100% fit at any stage. This year though he’s been a constant in the team and in such flying form is a huge player for the side.Patrick McBrearty was introduced for the final furlong and he picked off two delightful points to show that he is bang in form as he prepares to lead his county into the provincial U21 decider back here at the Athletic Grounds on Wednesday night.For Armagh its relegation to Division Three and a far cry from the early part of the century when they were our nemesis for so long – five years in a row they beat Donegal in the Championship but next year they’ll be plying their trade in football’s third tier. They have to now lift themselves for an Ulster joust with Cavan, the team replacing them in Division Two.McGuinness’ men now move onto Croke Park for a final with Monaghan where they will try, just as the hurlers did today in Sligo, to cap a good league campaign with some silverware. CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: SWIFT RETURN TO DIVISION ONE was last modified: April 6th, 2014 by John2Share 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:armaghAthletic GroundsCathal MacSuibhnedonegalGAANational LeaguePromotionlast_img read more

The legend of Baker Mayfield grows in overtime loss to Raiders

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.Baker Mayfield made some mistakes. He made some incredible throws. He dropped the ball, he ran around and he gave his team a chance to win.But the story of his first NFL start, a 45-42 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, was: Close, but no Bud Light.“You score 42 and lose,” said ESPN analyst Ryan Clark, a safety in the NFL for 13 seasons, “and I’m going to say your quarterback wasn’t your biggest …last_img read more