Ronaldo tops list of world’s best paid sportsmen; Messi second

first_img Upd. at 20:42 CEST Sport EN Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the two best paid sportsmen on the planet, according to a list put together by Forbes.  Messi has moved up to second position, the highest place in the career of the Barcelona star. His total income is said to be 71.4 million.  The report counts the income of athletes in 2016 and places Ronaldo as the leader for the first time in his career with total earnings of 77.2 million euros. Of that amount, 28 million is from his Real Madrid contract; the rest from sponsors.  As for the top 10, Novak Djokovic (tennis), Cam Newton (American football), Phil Mickelson (golf), Jordan Spieth (golf) and Kobe Bryant (basketball) follow on from Durant.center_img Throughout the last six years, Ronaldo has always been ahead of Messi. Last year, the Portugueser was third and the Argentine fourth. Two years ago, Ronaldo was second, while Messi was fourth.  In 2013, Ronaldo was ninth and Messi 10th. As for 2012, Messi was not among the top 10, while the Madrid man was ninth. And in 2011, Ronaldo was sixth; Messi ninth.  The two ‘cracks’ have forced boxer Floyd Mayweather out of top spot. He had led the standings in three of the last four years.  Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lebron James completes the podium with 67.7 million. Tennis player Roger Federer (59.46 million) and Oklahoma Thunder basketballer Kevin Durant (49.29 million) are fourth and fifth respectively.   08/06/2016last_img read more

Zinedine Zidane: Players deserve credit for unbeaten run

first_img “The players have to be congratulated. They’re the ones out on the pitch, it’s them who run, fight and dig in,” said Zidane.  08/12/2016 Zinedine Zidane says it’s his players who deserve the praise for Real Madrid’s 34-game unbeaten run, equalling the club’s all-time record set in 1988-89.  CET Madrid can make it 35 games if they avoid defeat against Deportivo de la Coruna on Saturday night. “We also have to thank the fans, who always get behind the team and support us. They’ve got to take some credit for what the team is achieving.center_img “I don’t think it’s very important for me to leave my mark. What interests me the most is to continue with this great run that we’re on. The idea is to continue because we are doing the right things, but there’s a long way to go.” Upd. at 14:04 Both sides have identical records of 25 wins and nine draws. Sport ENlast_img read more

Bassett earns inaugural ride on Whitewater’s Glory Ridge Chair

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsMarley Bassett of Nelson has won the right to the first ride heading up the new Glory Ridge triple chair at Whitewater Ski Resort.The twenty-something Bassett had the winning ticket during the raffle draw Monday at Whitewater.Bassett now joins two of friends on the first chair when the lift is open later this week.“We’re working through some remaining safety measures so we can open the chair,” Marketing Manager Anne Pigeon told The Nelson Daily Wednesday night.Pigeon said crews worked late into the night both Tuesday and Wednesday to complete the necessary safety tasks. Pigeon added Whitewater would make the call on when to open the new triple chair Thursday.Tentative date is Friday or Sunday.The Glory Ridge raffle was a tremendous success. Proceeds went to helping the Whitewater Ski Team, the Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaris, and the Nelson Food Cupboard.Whitewater currently has a base at the top of the Summit of 154 cm/60.6 inches.The hill is open from 11a.m. to 3p.m. on Christmas Day with the Silver King chair in operation.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Raonic seals place in last 16 a day late

first_imgFormer runner-up Milos Raonic returned to finish off Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak and book his place in the fourth round of Wimbledon on Saturday.The Canadian had split the first two sets on Friday and was 6-5 ahead when play was suspended because of fading light.When play resumed on a stifling Court 12, the 13th seed quickly polished off the third set and cruised through the fourth to claim a 7-6(5) 4-6 7-5 6-2 victory. It was fourth time in five years that Raonic had reached the fourth round at Wimbledon.Raonic, who was runner-up to Andy Murray in 2016, will face American Mackenzie McDonald in the last 16 on Monday.last_img

Lakers claim Kostas Antetokounmpo off waivers from Dallas

first_imgFILE – Kostas Antetokounmpo #37 of the Dallas Mavericks poses for a portrait during the Dallas Mavericks Media Day held at American Airlines Center on September 21, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFPEL SEGUNDO, California — The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded the rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo on a waiver claim.The Lakers announced the move Monday to acquire the 21-year-old brother of Milwaukee Bucks star and league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.ADVERTISEMENT Kostas Antetokounmpo played in two games for Dallas last season. The Mavericks acquired him in a draft-night trade last summer after Philadelphia chose him with the 60th and final pick. The 6-foot-10 forward played 40 games for the Mavs’ G League affiliate last year, when he averaged 10.6 points and 6.2 rebounds.The Mavericks waived him Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAntetokounmpo attended high school in suburban Milwaukee while his older brother began his NBA career. He then spent two seasons at the University of Dayton. ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Benefits of township living Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LATEST STORIES LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Tim Duncan returning to Spurs as an assistant coach MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station MOST READ View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Taylor Bridge washing to be extended into next week

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Yellowhead Road & Bridge is advising motorists that the washing of the Taylor Bridge is now going to be extended.Crews will now be washing from Monday, May 8 to Thursday, May 11.The bridge will continue to be single lane alternating traffic with 20 minute delays during the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.- Advertisement -If you want to stay up to date on conditions, visit: http://www.drivebc.ca.Any questions or concerns can be directed to Yellowhead Road & Bridge at 1-888-883-6688.last_img

DONEGAL FARMER LEAVES €3.7MILLION FORTUNE IN WILL

first_imgONE OF east Donegal’s best-known farmers has left an estate worth well over €3.5 million in his will.Colin George Wilson, from Castlefinn, left €3,726,664, according to public information released today.The value of the will includes all property and is not a cash estimate. DONEGAL FARMER LEAVES €3.7MILLION FORTUNE IN WILL was last modified: November 6th, 2011 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:DONEGAL FARMER LEAVES €3.7MILLION FORTUNE IN WILLlast_img read more

CONFIRMED: Burnley make Iceland Euro 2016 star their first summer signing

first_img Johann Berg Gudmundsson in action for Iceland against France at Euro 2016 1 Burnley have made Icelandic midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson their first summer signing.As talkSPORT reported on Monday, the Clarets agreed a fee of £2.5m with Charlton for the 25-year-old earlier this month.The Premier League side were waiting on Gudmundsson to return to England to finalise the deal after he took a short break following Iceland’s Euro 2016 exploits.He has now penned a three-year deal at Turf Moor with the option of a further year.Gudmundsson made 81 appearances for Charlton, scoring 16 goals, after joining them from AZ Alkmaar in 2014.He was a key part of the Iceland side which enjoyed a sensational run at Euro 2016, starting every game as they reached the quarter-finals of the competition.Burnley boss Dyche said: “Johann, we feel, is a quality player who we saw last season playing at Charlton in a tough time and we liked the quality he showed.“It helps to see a player in the European Championships with that kind of company and he did well there so it was one we all agreed would be a good acquisition for the club and we look forward to working with him going forward.”Gudmundsson is set to be followed from The Valley to Turf Moor by Nick Pope.Charlton accepted an offer of around £1million from Burnley for the goalkeeper late last week and the 24-year-old has undergone a medical.last_img read more

Blush may key vision Linked to rise of color sensors

first_imgPASADENA – A blush can be embarrassingly revealing, but it can also convey important information to those who notice it. In fact, Caltech researchers now believe color vision evolved in primates with the purpose of distinguishing these emotional hues. For decades, scientists had theorized monkeys evolved to see in color to locate the fruits and leaves they fed upon. Caltech neurobiologists recently found, however, that the vision of Old World primates including baboons, gorillas and humans is most sensitive not to vegetation but to the color changes caused by a rush of emotion. In effect, our eyes are “optimal for color signaling,” said Mark Changizi, who published the findings with Qiong Zhang and Shinsuke Shimojo in the scientific journal Biological Letters. Unlike the eyes of birds and bees, whose three types of color receptors are sensitive to very different hues, two of the three color receptors in the eyes of Old World primates are almost identical, Changizi said. “It seems redundant,” he said of the similarity. But his work shows that it makes those apes and monkeys “maximally sensitive” to the changes in the blood’s oxygen content that result from arousal, embarrassment or anger. This could also have something to do with why humans have no fur, he said. “There’s no good in having this special power to read emotions on primate’s skin if you can’t see the skin,” he said. He and his colleagues showed that bare-faced or bare-rumped monkeys had color vision, while other primates didn’t. “There is a tremendous amount of rump signaling among Old World monkeys,” he said. Humans, being almost entirely bare, have even more signalling potential. Color vision could still be important in a primate’s search for food, he said, but perhaps was a useful side effect of its development for emotional signaling. elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

Walnut water customers may see increased rates

first_imgWALNUT – A local water district wants to nearly double its reserves to $103 million and may make customers pay for it. The Walnut Valley Water District is working on a plan in response to an audit by the Bureau of State Audits in 2003 that rebuked it for not having one. The proposal would require a minimum of $58 million and maximum of $105 million. “Mostly, we hold the reserves for a rainy day,” said Walnut Valley General Manager Michael Holmes. “It serves as an emergency fund.” Customers could see their bills increase as much as AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system 20 percent if the reserve policy is approved, said board member Allen Wu. Though it would probably be raised gradually from five to 20 years, he said. “We are $5 million behind the proposed minimum,” Wu said. “Possibly, we will need to increase rates to catch up.” Some customers think the rates are already high enough. “Water has become my \ utility,” said David Zung, a Walnut resident. “Even during the summer, my electricity bill did not run that high.” Zung pays nearly $100 a month for his water bill for a 2,400 square foot home, and does not want to see that increase. Because water use varies, an average family of four can expect to pay between $23 to $100 monthly for their water bill, a district official said. In Rowland Water District, a family of four can pay on average $57 to $72 a month, depending on where they live. The 2003 audit stated that the Walnut Valley Water District district might have trouble defending to customers the need for increases because the reserve policy is weak or non-existent. Now that the district is crafting its policy, concerns still loom over the millions of dollars the district has sitting in the bank. “There is no way they can justify that reserve amount,” Zung said. Critics think the maximum reserve amount of $103 million is excessive. “I don’t know what the needs for reserves are,” said Walnut Councilman Tom King. “They want to raise it to more than double of their existing reserves. It seems like a pretty big raise.” The board now has $53.5 million in its reserves, and it will need to acquire $5 million to reach the minimum, Holmes said. The Walnut Valley Water District has 26,000 service connections and maintains 370 miles of water mains. Its board approved a rough draft reserve policy last month and will vote in November whether to charge customers. The minimum is too high,” said Wu, the lone dissenting vote. Other area water districts take different approaches to their reserves. Three Valleys Municipal Water District is a wholesale agency serving more than 600,000 people. It has $25 million in reserves, said general manager Richard Hansen, most of which is designated for infrastructure. “When facilities wear out, we want to have some money put aside to replace them,” Hansen said. “Some agencies want 100 percent set aside, and some don’t worry about it until the day comes.” Rowland Water District maintains 150 miles of water mains and has 13,500 customer service connections. It has $22 million in its reserves. “Our reserves are for capital projects and major expansions,” said Ken Deck, general manager of Rowland Water District. Walnut Valley plans on spending $3 million this year in projects and maintenance, such as the purchase of company cars, an improved recycled water system, the study of adding a new reservoir and the purchase of emergency generators. Even with improvement projects and the possibility of a a catastrophe, Wu is not convinced of the reserve standards. “Why do we need to maintain a high reserve?” Wu said. “I don’t want to use a reserve policy as an excuse to increase water prices.” Board President Donald Nettles declined to comment, referring all questions to Holmes. jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477 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