Ronaldo matches Messi with fifth Ballon d’Or

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or to equal Lionel Messi Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 03:03 12/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(94) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Primera División The Real Madrid star took home the prize after guiding his team to a La Liga and Champions League double in 2016-17 Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2017 Ballon d’Or.It is the fifth time the Portugal international has won the prize, drawing him level with his great rival Lionel Messi for the most Ballons d’Or of all time. Ronaldo scored 42 goals across all competitions during the 2016-17 season, leading Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 32-year-old netted 25 times in La Liga last term and added 12 goals in the Champions League, including a brace in the final against Juventus.”I’m very happy. To get this prize in Paris is a great experience, it’s marvelous,” Ronaldo told L’Equipe TV.  “It’s a great moment of my career. It’s something I wish I have every year. We had a marvelous year. I was the [top] goalscorer of the Champions League, so I want to thank my team-mates.”They were important for me. And also thanks everybody who helped me to be in great form during the season.” Cristiano Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or GFXIt’s the second straight year Ronaldo has won the award presented by France Football, and he was also named the Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2016-17 in October.Ronaldo also took home the Ballon d’Or in 2008, 2013, and 2014.Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon d’Or @francefootball 2017 ! #BallondOr pic.twitter.com/XbPS7anVRL— France Football (@francefootball) December 7, 2017FIFA formerly awarded the Ballon d’Or in conjunction with France Football, but the two entities split their prizes last year. The Portugal star was joined in the top 30 by six of his Real Madrid team-mates: Karim Benzema (25th place), Toni Kroos (17th), Marcelo (16th), Isco (12th), Sergio Ramos (sixth) and Modric (fifth). Ronaldo has picked up where he left off last season in this year’s Champions League, scoring in all six of Madrid’s group-stage matches – a feat that had never been accomplished before . But he hasn’t matched that form in La Liga, netting just two times in 10 appearances thus far.last_img read more

The Ministry of Border Control and Employment Improves Passport Application Process

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks nd Caicos, June 15, 2017 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Border Control and Employment recently undertook a review of the passport process in light of the numerous complaints from the public and their dissatisfaction with the process, especially the increased length of time being taken for the renewal of a Turks and Caicos Islands Passport.The Ministry, this week, concluded several discussions with Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) and the members of the Registration and Citizenship department within the Ministry, in which it was identified that the key factors impacting the service delivery of passports are the lack of dedicated resources to the passport processing unit and the need for further knowledge development in the various British Nationality Acts and their applications. While these gaps are the main contributors to the significant delays, it was further identified that a smaller number of passport applications are being affected by incomplete submissions of documents by customers.The passport application process is two-pronged, with a local approval process prior to them being uploaded electronically to the processing site utilized by HMPO for verification of details and the final printing of the passport facility.On Tuesday May 30, 2017, management within the Ministry undertook a reassignment of duties among the personnel within the Registration and Citizenship Department to increase the number of resources that are now dedicated to the processing of passport applications. This, along with the temporary staff that the Ministry recently employed, will assist in decreasing the backlog locally, while efforts are being made to organize the much needed training in the BNA and other HMPO policies for the overall reduction in the inaccuracies being recorded in the application process.While the Office of the Deputy Premier and Ministry of Border Control and Employment regrets the inconvenience caused to its clients in recent months, management remains committed to ensuring that there is marked and noticeable improvements in the processing of passports and the delivery of all services that fall under the Ministry.#magneticmedianews#tcipassportprocessimproves Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews #tcipassportprocessimproveslast_img read more

Musa Ibrahim rescued

first_imgBangladeshi mountaineer Musa IbrahimBangladeshi mountaineer Musa Ibrahim and two Indians, who were stuck for the last six days at the base camp of Mount Carstensz Pyramid in Papua Province of Indonesia due to bad weather, were rescued on Monday morning.The Bangladeshi mountaineer, in his facebook page, confirmed the matter posting pictures after reaching at Indonesian Airport. Meanwhile, Shahriar Alam, the state minister for foreign affairs, also confirmed the matter in his official facebook page. Bangladesh Embassy in Jakarta had been in close contact with the Indonesian ministry of foreign affairs, organiser, rescue team and the local guides, who were constantly coordinating with the rescue operation, a diplomat told UNB on Sunday. Bangladesh Embassy got the news first from Musa Ibrahim’s sister and contacted the Asean Secretariat in Jakarta and Indian Embassy, since two other Indian summiteers were also stranded along with Musa. “We also contacted the National Search and Rescue Agency and looked for their help. However, due to bad weather the helicopter could not land at their base camp,” said the diplomat. Shahriar Alam informed the Bangladesh Mission in Jakarta at 4am Sunday that the weather was good and they could be evacuated. The Embassy immediately informed the organiser, rescue team and accordingly a helicopter went to rescue them on Sunday morning. But again due to bad weather they could not landed and the pilot informed Monday morning (6:00am to 9:00am) when the weather will be suitable, they will go to rescue them immediately, said the Embassy sources. “They have food and just wait for good weather,” the sate minister wrote on his official Facebook page assuring of all their safety. The state minister urged everyone to pray for Musa and other mountaineers who got stuck there, adding Asean authorities and Indian Embassy in Indonesia have been working with the Bangladeshi ones to carry out the rescue operation. A Facebook user who is aware of the development – Noor Ayesha – wrote, “The summiteers of joint Bangladeshi-India Friendship expedition to Mount Carstenze Pyramid – Musa Ibrahim, Satyarup Siddhanta and Nandita Chandra sumitted on 13 June 8.50am (BD time) could not be evacuated today!” She said the helicopter took four good hours this morning to start the rescue journey just as the Timika Airport authorities took the long hours to provide permission. The weather condition was good in the morning, but by the time the helicopter flew, the clouds formed again. As a result, the helicopter failed to reach the team and had to return to the Airport without successfully completing the mission, she said. “We’re grateful to our State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam for his prompt action,” she wrote. Noor Ayesha urged all the friends in the media not to publish or report any misleading information related to this expedition. “We’re still waiting for Musa and his team to be rescued.”last_img read more

Hundreds Say Goodbye to Beloved DC Resident

first_imgAbout 200 people gathered at the Temple of Praise in Southeast, D.C. on Jan. 27 for the funeral service of Vivian Marrow, according to Marrow’s sister.Marrow, 68, a wheelchair bound resident, was murdered on Jan. 16 after being caught in the crossfire of a neighborhood shooting in Southeast, D.C.Vivian Marrow, a disabled woman, was shot and killed in the District on Jan. 16. (Courtesy photo)“It was packed,” Renee Green, a resident of Woodbridge, Va., told the AFRO. “I guess the whole neighborhood was empty because they were all there.”Green, 63, said that even though her sister was confined to a scooter, the mother of three, grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of 25, spent her days sitting outside of her home chatting with neighbors and helping others when she could.She was known as the “Candy Lady” around the 2400 block of Elvans Road, SE where she had lived alone for going on 30 years, Green said.On Jan. 16 around 10:16 a.m., Marrow was out front of her apartment complex heading to a local grocery store when she was gunned down after being caught in the middle of a violent altercation, D.C. police said.Officials released video surveillance of the incident on Jan. 18. The video shows Marrow riding her wheelchair along the front of her apartment complex when two men ran around the corner. Shots are fired and Marrow is struck.“She couldn’t run, duck a bullet if she tried, they ran in between where she was,” said Green, the youngest of Marrow’s three siblings. “It was senseless.”Green said Marrow was the “jokester” in the family. She grew up in Southwest, D.C. and lived with her mother Justine Brown. Marrow’s father passed away when she was 8-years-old from liver complications.Decades ago, Marrow was hit by a bus in D.C., crushing her legs. She struggled with mobility after the accident and her disability caused her to experience depression which she treated with counseling and medication, her sister said.“That took a lot of her youth in terms of working,” Green explained. She said Marrow who she nicknamed, “Big Red” had difficulty in the workforce. “She wasn’t able to get out there and get a job like the rest of us were able to.”Nonetheless Marrow persevered and did her best to stay active. She would leave her home on her scooter and travel around the area often.Green said the crash made her sister appreciate life more and led to her being a helpful member of the community, assisting others whenever she was able, “giving her last” sometimes.“She didn’t have a lot to do but if she could feed you, by God she would do that.”Now, Green and her family are hoping the death of Marrow will help put an end to the ongoing violence in D.C. So far, the Marrow has been the only homicide with the area of Evans Road, SE this year.  The city had a total of eight homicides in 2017 as of Feb. 1.“This incident, the way it happened, I just know this won’t go away. They will try to do something about it,” Green said.Police are still investigating the murder or Marrow, but Green is hopeful her sister’s killing will encourage authorities to improve the living conditions of D.C. ghettos. She said the gun violence stems from the amount of illegal firearms easily accessible in the District. “You can’t shake everybody down. More police? What can you do,” she questioned.The current District homicide rate is up 14 percent as of Feb. 1, according to The Metropolitan Police Department’s website.The department did not immediately respond to the AFRO’s request for comment on the increase in murders.last_img read more

Exploring the different facets of Indian cuisine

first_imgIn order to bring forward the facets of Indian cuisines and the gastronomical evolution, which has transformed the way people look at Indian cuisine, WelcomHotel Sheraton, New Delhi, announced the curtain-raiser for ‘Tasting India Symposium’, as a part of Delhi Dialogues on Thursday. The event, which promises to be a global exchange of  ideas between international opinion-makers and custodians of  India’s  food heritage, is scheduled to be held from December 2-4 in the national Capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Well-known food writer Sourish Bhattacharyya opened the ‘Tasting India Symposium’ as part of Delhi Dialogues forum with an introduction on how the flavours of Delhi have permeated not just nationally but internationally as well. The dialogue over a round table discussion on ‘Unlocking the Secrets of the Kitchens of India’ consisted of imminent panelists from the Food and Beverage industry and the media fraternity like Chef Manjit Gill, Corporate Chef-ITC Hotels, food historian Colleen Taylor Sen, American journalist Michael Snyder, Reshmi Ray Dasgupta of The Economic Times, Viraj Bahl, founder and CEO of Veeba Food Products, and Mohit Balachandran of Chowder Singh. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“India has indeed evolved over the years with the different cuisines. The historical influences over the years of the people of the country have seamlessly merged with the culinary fare of the country.  We wanted to create a first-of its kind platform to have a global exchange of ideas between international opinion-makers and custodians of India’s food heritage and ‘Tasting India Symposium’ aims to do just that”, said Sourish Bhattacharyya. Congratulating on the initiative,  Benita Sharma, Area Manager-Golden Triangle and General Manager-WelcomHotel Sheraton, said, “The Tasting India Symposium’ is a great initiative to understand how we as a nation have evolved over centuries to become the gastronomical superpower. Indian  cuisine is ancient, diverse and steeped in tradition; an amalgam of different  ethnic  influences, much like the country itself and this mix of cultural camaraderie is effortlessly showcased  at our 24-hour dining restaurant-Delhi Pavilion.”last_img read more

Perceived overqualification may lead to job strain

first_imgIf you are an employee who perceives you are overqualified for your position, chances are you are unsatisfied with your job, uncommitted to your organisation and experience psychological strain, says a study. Perceived overqualification occurs when an employee is expecting a job that utilises their qualifications but does not find themselves in such a position, leaving them feeling essentially deprived.”We invest effort at work and we expect rewards in return, such as esteem and career opportunities,” said Michael Harari, Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”And for an overqualified employee, that expectation has been violated. This is a stressful experience for employees, which leads to poor psychological wellbeing, such as negative emotions and psychological strain,” Harari added.Perceived overqualification – the belief that one has surplus skills compared to job requirements – can have negative implications for employees and employers alike, according to the findings published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveEmployees who feel overqualified are also more likely to engage in deviant behaviours, Harari said.The more overqualified an employee feels, the more likely they are to engage in counterproductive behaviours that impair the effective functioning of organisations, Harari said. Employees who were younger, overeducated and narcissistic tended to report higher levels of perceived overqualification, the findings showed.”It seems to suggest that there is a need to take jobs below one’s skill level in order to gain entrance into the workforce,” Harari said.last_img read more