26 Sep

Ronaldinho marks 40th birthday with ‘massive BBQ’ in prison

first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Best Cars Of All Time10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The World He wished him the best for future, while admitting he “can’t imagine what you’re going through”.Eto’o said: “Happy birthday my brother.“Hello brother, I have no words, brother. I don’t even know what to say, we are talking to see how we can encourage you.“You are my brother, my friend. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I can only ask you to have strength and to pray a lot.“I hope that all this can be solved soon, because you were frankly a good person and a good friend. From here, the black loves you very much and you can count on me for everything you need.“What I can do, I will do. And if I can’t do it, I’ll ask a friend for the favour.”Ronaldinho is spending his 40th alone in jail, a stark contrast to the lavish bashes he held in the past.For his 26th, he partied in a Barcelona nightclub until 6am.Read Also: COVID-19: Ronaldo teaches his children how to properly wash their handsHis 32nd, which lasted five days and cost tens of thousands of pounds, took place at a luxury hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Pele sent a greeting after last year’s bash saying: “Whenever I see Ronaldinho he always has a smile. Happy birthday my friend.”Now, those messages have been replaced with accounts from friends who speak only of how “sad” he is.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 He has been told he faces spending six months behind bars.But he received some good news in the form of Instagram messages from his fellow 2002 World Cup winners.Ronaldo Nazario, 43, posted a photo of himself with Ronaldinho and the caption: “Congratulations Xará (mate)! May you overcome this difficult stage of your life with the same joy as always!”Carlos, 46, posted a photo of them playing in a game together, doing keepy-ups and hugging.He wrote in his message: “Best wishes friend Ronaldinho 40 years old, happy birthday my friend.”Ronaldinho’s former Barcelona team-mate Samuel Eto’o also reached out in an Instagram video as the photo of the jail-bound star tucking into his food went viral online. The Samba star is enjoying his landmark birthday in a Paraguayan prison after allegedly using a fake passport to enter the South American country.center_img Loading… Ronaldinho marked his 40th with a huge BBQ in jail – after receiving birthday messages from fellow Brazil icons Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos.Advertisementlast_img read more

23 Sep

Arts & Cultural Council of Decatur County unveiled new office

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Thursday, the Arts & Cultural Council of Decatur County unveiled its new office, talked about new efforts to advance the ARTisTREE District, and announced a unique new way to accept donations.A ribbon cutting was held at the Arts Council’s new office located in Greensburg City Hall. According to Arts Council Board President David Fry,  “The location made sense as we interact with the Economic Development Corp, Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Greensburg and the City in developing the ARTisTREE District and its amenities.  The potential for the District to impact the City’s core is significant.  Of course, our County-wide efforts continue as well.”  He continued, “We owe a huge thanks to employees from Honda Manufacturing of Indiana who volunteered to paint our new office.”  Fry explained the office is primarily open on Tuesday at the present time, but the group hopes to expand those hours in 2020 as the need dictates.  “We conduct so much of our business via social media, e-mail and the web, that a full-time physical presence is less of a priority.  We encourage the public to contact us using online tools or by phone at 812-593-9738 with questions.”Following the ribbon cutting and open house, the group held its annual meeting to report on activity during 2018-2019.  A group from LEAD 2.019 made a presentation relating to their project of advancing the awareness and engagement within the ARTisTREE District.  The designation of the ARTisTREE District and the attempt to receive State designation as a certified cultural district was a highlight of the meeting.  The State’s process will be open again in 2020 and the group intends to follow up their 2018 effort with lessons learned.  A significant impact to that effort will come through a partnership with the Decatur County Community Foundation to conduct a Master Plan for the District.  The Foundation has supported the process with funding to engage landscape architect and city planner, Rachel Kavathe of LOCI Creative to lead the process.  The plan will provide a step-by-step checklist of activities necessary to advance the District.  Also highlighted in the meeting was the contribution of “Barklee” to the Tree City Dog Park and serving as a catalyst for the Rebekah Park mural and spray pad art.Finally, the announcement of new technology to support the Arts Council was unveiled.  The group can now accept donations through the Alexa service by simply stating, “Alexa, donate to the Arts & Cultural Council of Decatur County.”  A donation minimum of $5 is in place and the supporter must have voice purchasing enabled on their unit.last_img read more

18 Sep

Longest season ends with Bayern beating PSG for 6th Euro Cup

first_imgOnly a few hundred people were allowed into the Benfica stadium, because of pandemic restrictions, to see PSG academy graduate Kingsley Coman head in the winner from Kimmich’s cross in the 59th minute.While Bayern won its first continental final since 2013, PSG has yet to lift the European Cup despite more than $1 billion being spent on players in the nine years under Qatari ownership.More than $500 million was spent on Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Angel Di Maria, but PSG looked far from formidable or threatening against the Bavarian club that was more assured than the first-time European Cup finalists.As the front three were frustrated in front of goal, it was instead a left winger who plays in Neymar’s position, was born in Paris and started his career at PSG, who inflicted the blow.It was Gnabry attacking down the right that unpicked the PSG defense before passing to Thomas Müller. The forward deftly clipped the ball back to Kimmich, who spotted Coman running unchecked into the penalty area. “Who would ever have thought a guy from Canada would win the Champions League? Davies said. “Two years ago, if someone had told me this, I never would have believed it. Dreams do come true.” PSG, with its “Dream Bigger” motto, will hope they do, eventually in the Champions League.___More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Breaking the silence beating a drum, his Bayern Munich jersey replaced by a “Champions of Europe” T-shirt, Joshua Kimmich wanted to savor the scene of glory.Two hours after setting up the goal that secured Bayern’s sixth European Cup, Kimmich emerged from the tunnel to walk back onto the empty confetti-covered pitch where his team had beaten Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 on Sunday night.Soon he was joined, sitting in the center circle, by David Alaba, the winners’ medal around his bare chest, and Serge Gnabry in a Bayern hat, swigging from a bottle. Longest season ends with Bayern beating PSG for 6th Euro Cup August 23, 2020 Before long the lights went out on the Stadium of Light. In the near-darkness of the Lisbon stadium, the players remained in celebration and contemplation. “When you win a title like this with brothers on the pitch,” Kimmich had said shortly after the full-time whistle, “that’s the maximum you can ask for.”On a continent where more than 200,000 have died from the coronavirus, the longest and most disrupted of peacetime men’s European football seasons ended in emptiness and near silence.Just as it was for so much of a first Champions League final played without fans. “We all know where we’ve come from this season,” Müller said. “There are no secrets, we just kept moving forward. Obviously we have a lot of quality in the team, but we also have the spirit. The boys are prepared to suffer. ”The season is now over — three months later than planned — with Bayern a treble winner just as it was in 2013.Bayern joins deposed champion Liverpool as six-time champions of Europe, only behind AC Milan (seven) and Real Madrid (13). It was the first final to end 1-0 since Real Madrid beat Juventus in 1998 which was also the last final to feature teams who qualified as domestic champions. “I don’t know when that party will end,” Flick said.A night when PSG fans hoped to party on the Champs-Élysées ended with dozens clashing with French riot police. Back in Lisbon, when the final whistle blew, Neymar was in tears, embraced by rival Alaba. The Frenchman netted a 43rd goal of a perfect European campaign that has seen Bayern become the first team to win all 11 Champions League matches.“I feel a lot of joy, but also sadness for PSG,” said Coman, who left his boyhood club in 2014 — first for Juventus — after feeling undervalued. “It hurts my heart a bit.”The win capped an incredible transformation this season under Hansi Flick, who emerged from the shadows in November, with a promotion to the top coaching job with Bayern fourth in the Bundesliga. “I remember in November the papers wrote that no one fears this Bayern team anymore, that no one respects it and how bad they are,” Flick said. “I think the growth they underwent is sensational.”The European Cup will join the Bundesliga trophy — won for an eighth successive season — and the German Cup at Bayern. “We weren’t clinical enough,” PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said. “We want Kylian and Ney to always score, but you can’t ask for that.”PSG’s footballing superstars were subdued at a final which lacked usual pre-match entertainment from pop stars.Not that PSG lacked chances to take the lead at a final that should have been played in Istanbul in May, rather than the Portuguese capital in late August when seasons usually begin not end.Only the presence of “Istanbul” on the match ball that Neymar struck at Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the 18th was a reminder here of the pandemic-enforced change of location.Neymar did spark the move that saw Ander Herrera and Di Maria combine but the Argentine could only strike over. And an interchange between Herrera and Mbappé before halftime ended with a weak shot from the French forward. It was a downbeat way to end a season that saw PSG sweep a fourth domestic treble in six seasons that underlines why it is on Europe’s biggest stage where the team now has to prove its quality.“We need to once again build another strong, powerful side that can really kick on and continue this run,” Tuchel said. “That will be the challenge to try and rediscover this spirit.”PSG did manage to prevent Robert Lewandowski claiming a 56th goal of the season. For once his scoring contribution was not needed as this season like no other ended with a 21st successive win for Bayern as part of a 30-game unbeaten run.“When you think how we worked defensively until the 92nd minute — Lewandowski was chasing after the ball, that was incredible,” Flick said. “It was a complete team performance.”From the front to the back, as the 19-year-old Alphonso Davies became the youngest defender to win the Champions League. Associated Press last_img read more

17 Sep

Professor wins Guggenheim fellowship for diversity in law

first_imgLee Epstein, the provost professor of law and political science at the Gould School of Law and at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Thursday based on her scholarship on diversity among federal judges.Each year, the fellows are appointed based on distinguished achievement and potential for future accomplishment. Fellowships typically support a scholar’s work for a 6-12 month period of time. Epstein is one of 175 recipients of this year’s fellowship.“I’m honored to serve as a Guggenheim fellow and look forward to continuing my work on the role of diversity in the federal courts,” Epstein said in a statement.Epstein, who will continue to teach at USC, currently holds the Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law. She specializes in the study of judicial decision-making, judicial appointments and legal research.“I have long been an admirer of Professor Epstein’s outstanding scholarship in the areas of constitutional law, judicial behavior and the empirical analysis of legal institutions; she is the prototypical provost professor who combines insights from several disciplines to produce research of consequence,” said Elizabeth Garrett, the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at USC, in a statement.USC Gould Dean Robert K. Rasmussen said Epstein’s ability to educate is equally as strong as her scholastic pursuits.“She is not only a brilliant scholar, she is an exceptional teacher who truly cares about her students and colleagues,” Rasmussen said.Epstein was also the recipient of the Law and Courts Service Award from the American Political Science Association section and was selected as the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year.last_img read more

8 Sep

Tigers beat Cubs 7-6; Heyward sits out amid player protests

first_img FOLLOW US First Published: 27th August, 2020 10:07 IST Written By Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 27th August, 2020 10:07 IST Tigers Beat Cubs 7-6; Heyward Sits Out Amid Player Protests Throughout the sports world, athletes were taking a determined stand for racial justice, and Jason Heyward wanted to do his part. That meant the Chicago outfielder wouldn’t be in the lineup when the Cubs took the field against the Detroit Tigers WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Throughout the sports world, athletes were taking a determined stand for racial justice, and Jason Heyward wanted to do his part. That meant the Chicago outfielder wouldn’t be in the lineup when the Cubs took the field against the Detroit Tigers.“I decided to let my teammates know that I couldn’t go out there and play tonight, not with what’s happening,” Heyward said. “I can’t tell you what’s going to happen tomorrow, can’t tell you what’s going to happen the next day, but tonight I needed to be a part of what was going on in my community.”The Cubs and Tigers played on Wednesday night — other games across several sports were called off — but Heyward’s absence sent a powerful message. He spoke to manager David Ross before the game and decided not to play. Heyward was scratched shortly before Chicago’s 7-6 loss to the Tigers.Three major league games were postponed entirely Wednesday as players reacted to the weekend shooting by police of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin. The baseball postponements came after the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court for a playoff game against the Orlando Magic. The NBA’s whole schedule Wednesday was called off, along with the three WNBA games and some Major League Soccer contests.“Sports sometimes is a distraction, and not in a bad way. It’s a good thing,” Heyward said. “But when you have causes that need to be spoken on and need to be acted on, I think it’s huge that sports — to also pay attention and use the platform that we have in the right way.”Ross said it was important for him to talk to Heyward as everything was unfolding.“He has been such a leader for us in so many ways, so I just wanted to get him in here and let him speak freely,” Ross said. “It was an emotional conversation. As real as it gets.”Heyward said he encouraged his teammates to play and wanted to be in the dugout supporting them. As the Cubs took the field between the top and bottom of the seventh, there was a stretch of silence in which the music and piped-in crowd noise were halted, while the words “UNITED FOR CHANGE” appeared on the video board in left field.“Things have to change in this world, man. Things have to stop,” Detroit infielder Niko Goodrum said. “It’s right and wrong. What’s going on is wrong. If guys choose to sit out and that’s how they want to send their message, then I’m all for it. I didn’t choose to do that, but I do recognize that there are things that have to change.”The game itself was a wild affair in which Detroit scored five runs in the sixth inning, then nearly blew a four-run lead in the ninth.The Cubs trailed 7-3 entering the ninth. Nico Hoerner hit an RBI single and Albert Almora added a run-scoring double. An infield single by Ian Happ put the tying run on first with nobody out, then Anthony Rizzo hit a sacrifice fly that center fielder Victor Reyes caught against the wall, some 420 feet from the plate.The next two hitters went down in order. Detroit pitcher Buck Farmer snagged Kyle Schwarber’s line drive to end it.Schwarber homered for the Cubs, who led 3-1 before imploding in the sixth. Catcher Willson Contreras failed to catch a foul popup near the screen, and that misplay proved costly when the Tigers scored four runs with two outs.Joe Jimenez (1-1) allowed Schwarber’s solo homer in the sixth but got the win in relief. Ryan Tepera (0-1) took the loss.Detroit finished with a season-high 18 hits. Jonathan Schoop, Miguel Cabrera, Cameron Maybin and Austin Romine had three each.The NL Central-leading Cubs opened the scoring with two runs in the third off Detroit starter Michael Fulmer. Rizzo hit an RBI single, and Javier Báez followed with a sacrifice fly.Romine made it 2-1 with an RBI single in the fourth, but Schwarber hit a solo homer two innings later.Jon Lester allowed a run and eight hits in five innings for the Cubs, but he was replaced by Rowan Wick, and the lead quickly vanished. Maybin led off the Detroit sixth with a double, and when Romine hit a foul pop, Contreras had time to get under it but failed to catch it.If that play had been made, Detroit might not have scored at all in the inning. Instead, Romine hit an RBI double, and after two groundouts, Schoop hit a run-scoring single off Tepera. Cabrera followed with a single, then Jeimer Candelario hit an RBI single and took second on an error by Happ in right.Goodrum, who had struck out in his first three plate appearances, hit a two-run double to make it 6-3.Chicago’s sloppy inning wasn’t over yet. Tepera fell down while trying to field a dribbler by Jorge Bonifacio, allowing the Detroit hitter to reach on an infield single.Cabrera added an RBI single in the seventh.The Cubs are 5-9 since starting the season 13-3.MIX AND MATCHJimenez, who leads the Tigers with five saves this season, wasn’t used as a closer Wednesday. He came on in the sixth to face the middle of the Chicago order.“He’s a little out of whack, a little frustrated, overthrowing the ball,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “So we decided we’re going to try and get him in, if you possibly can in a major league game, get him in a situation where it’s a little easier on him right now so he’s not trying to overthrow.”TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: OF JaCoby Jones, who left Tuesday’s game with tightness in his right calf, had the night off.UP NEXTThe Cubs have Thursday off before starting a series at Cincinnati on Friday night.Detroit opens a home series against Minnesota on Thursday night. Matthew Boyd (0-4) starts for the Tigers against Randy Dobnak (5-1).Image credits: AP last_img read more