Zlatan, Ronaldo and Tevez in surprising moves! You won’t believe some of these endorsements

first_imgDuring his illustrious career, Ronaldinho has graced a fair number of global brands, from EA Sports’ FIFA series to Coca-Cola.  Since returning to Brazil, however, his endorsements have taken a less standard route, with the star appearing on the packaging of ‘Sex Free’ condoms during his stint with Atlético Mineiro.Kevin Keegan: Sugar PuffsFrom Jackie Milburn to Alan Shearer, Newcastle United have had their fair share of legendary No. 9s. For some reason, however, the Honey Monster – who scored an admittedly fictional winner for Kevin Keegan’s side at Wembley in 1996 – doesn’t get nearly as much credit as his peers.Carlos Tevez: Cartoon NetworkAs if you couldn’t tell from his goal celebrations, Carloz Tevez is quite the dancer. In fact, he’s so good Cartoon Network even poached him to advertise for the Latin American region of their children’s programming. Jose Mourinho: His Coat and Scarf 1 Sideline fashion isn’t entirely unheard of, but a manager actually being endorsed for what they wear on the bench is a new development. For Jose Mourinho, that means sticking to his trademark coat and scarf whatever the weather according to The Telegraph, even when his counterparts opt for the more sensible polo shirt.Pat Jennings: Oil FiltersWho do you turn to when you want to advertise oil filters? Ah, yes, world-class goalkeepers like Pat Jennings, that’s who. It’s hard to tell exactly what UniPart or Jennings saw in this partnership, but at least we have this timeless footage of the former Spurs and Arsenal stopper doing what he did best while dressed as an oil filter.Bobby Moore: The Pub IndustryThere are plenty of reasons to view Bobby Moore as a football hero, but his support of the pub industry shouldn’t go overlooked alongside his 1966 World Cup heroics. He part-owned a few pubs of his own after his playing career, and is seen here encouraging viewers to ”look in at the local”. Admittedly, though, it is a bit weird to see someone turning up to their local pub in a suit and tie. Different times.Pele: Erectile DysfunctionGot erection problems? Talk to your doctor. Pele would. The Brazil icon has been a long-time supporter of Pfizer’s Viagra products as part of his promotion of men’s health awareness. Having won league titles in four different countries, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is used to the sweet smell of success, but it was still something of a surprise to hear that the Swede is launching his own fragance range.Due to launch, fittingly, in August as the new season kicks off, only time will tell – or smell – whether the Paris Saint-Germain striker’s foray into the world of perfume is as successful as his forays into the penalty box.But Ibrahimovic is merely following in the footsteps of a long line of unlikely footballer endorsements, some of which make Eau de Zlatan seem positively sensible.Cristiano Ronaldo: Facial FitnessEver wondered how Cristiano Ronaldo maintains his good looks? It appears it’s all thanks to this obscure Japanese facial fitness device… not that we have any idea how it works. According to the Japan Times, the Real Madrid star was the “only person“ beauty company MTC thought could accurately represent their product.Ronaldinho: Condomscenter_img 1 1last_img read more

Antelope Valley answers the call in upset

first_img “Last week I had the flu. I was light-headed, my stomach hurt. I was probably only about 50 percent,” Roberts said. “This week, I’m about 75 percent, but I felt great out there tonight.” When Palmdale (1-4, 1-1) looks back on this game, it won’t soon forget its three turnovers, two of which came in the fourth quarter. The Falcons had a chance to win the game with a late fourth-quarter drive but Justin Paulson stripped the ball from Palmdale running back Dominic Blood at the Antelope Valley 30. Antelope Valley’s Dustin Vong also had a critical interception late in the game. Palmdale quarterback Rodney Trimm passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter. Tyreace House had five catches for 145 yards and one touchdown in a losing effort. Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 ramona.shelburne@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “This one actually got me emotional after the game,” said Antelope Valley senior running back Andre Crenshaw, who rushed for a game-high 173 yards and scored all three of the Antelopes’ touchdowns. “We had a hard week of practice and we were very focused. We knew exactly what this game meant.” Antelope Valley’s victory was its first over Palmdale since 2001. Although it’s early in the season, Antelope Valley (3-2, 2-0) might now be the favorite to win the Golden League title. A.V.’s biggest remaining challenge will likely be against Lancaster on Oct. 28. But thoughts of that game can wait. On Friday, A.V.’s players stormed the field after the victory, second-year coach Jon Fleming was doused with water and game balls were handed out all around in the postgame huddle. Besides Crenshaw, Antelope Valley received a big boost from fullback Darius Roberts, who rushed for 70 of his 101 yards in the second half. Roberts, a 6-foot, 260-pound senior, helped A.V. control the time of possession in the second half and keep Palmdale’s explosive offense off the field. Palmdale lost. The how and the why could be explained later. But after 14 consecutive Golden League victories, the three-time defending champion Falcons had been knocked off their pedestal by host Antelope Valley in a hard-fought 22-19 victory Friday night at Mays Field. center_img LANCASTER – It didn’t take long for word to spread all across the Antelope Valley. The last play had barely finished before the cell phones started ringing along the sidelines and in the stands. But the calls were short since there was only one relevant piece of information to convey: last_img read more

Country’s Rating Upgraded from Stable to Positive

first_img Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the country’s rating has been upgraded from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’ by international rating agency, Fitch, as a result of macroeconomic improvements. Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the country’s rating has been upgraded from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’ by international rating agency, Fitch, as a result of macroeconomic improvements.He said these include further reduction in unemployment to a 10-year low at 10.3 per cent; stabilisation of the Jamaican dollar, which revalued to $125.50 against the US dollar up to Friday (February 2); growth in the tourism and business process outsourcing industries; and a construction industry that is “literally booming”.The Minister was speaking at Thursday’s (February 1) signing ceremony for €9.17 million (US$10 million) in grant funding under the European Union-Caribbean Investment Facility (EU-CIF) for the Government’s energy management and efficiency project, at the Ministry in Kingston.Additionally, Mr. Shaw said the debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is poised for further reduction and is expected to close the 2017/18 fiscal year below 105 per cent.“We are moving in a very aggressive way to deal with all the fundamental issues that collectively militate against business and consumer confidence and investments (and by extension, growth).We have to make sure that we do the necessary things to make our country more appropriately aligned with global standards,” the Minister said.Meanwhile, representatives of several of Jamaica’s multilateral and development partners have welcomed the news of the country’s macroeconomic progress and upgraded rating.The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) General Manager, Country Department, Caribbean Group, Therese Turner-Jones, noted that the out-turns show that Jamaica has “come a long way”.She said the Fitch announcement also indicates how far Jamaica has progressed in terms of reducing debt and improving the overall macroeconomic environment.“So, I think we are all extremely proud of that – the IDB especially, because we have been working with you on this for the last five years. I think the future is bright,” Mrs. Turner-Jones added.For his part, visiting Director-General for International Cooperation and Development in the European Commission, Stefano Manservisi, said he is “very happy” with Jamaica’s progress, which has contributed to the improvement in the country’s global rating. Story Highlightscenter_img The Minister was speaking at Thursday’s (February 1) signing ceremony for €9.17 million (US$10 million) in grant funding under the European Union-Caribbean Investment Facility (EU-CIF) for the Government’s energy management and efficiency project, at the Ministry in Kingston. last_img read more

Wilmington Art Centers 39th Annual Art Exhibit Set For May 31June 1

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Artists from Wilmington and surrounding towns will compete once again for ribbons, as well as cash prizes, in the 39th Annual Art Exhibition.  The event takes place at the Wilmington Arts Center (219 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington).The reception and exhibit are open to the public, and free of charge.Come, and meet your local artists!Exhibit Hours:Friday, May 31, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Reception with refreshments and live musicSaturday, June 1, 1pm-4pm: Artists can be seen working on their paintingsThere is still time to enter!  Submit your application before May 23rd to the Wilmington Arts Council, c/o Town Hall in Wilmington. Entry forms can be downloaded HERE or picked up at the Wilmington Memorial Library or the Wilmington Town Hall.For additional information, please call Jean Chang at (978) 886-9224, or email jeanachang@comcast.net(NOTE: The above is a press release submitted by the Wilmington Arts Council.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Art Center’s 35th Annual Art Exhibit Set For June 5-7, Still Time To Enter!In “Community”Wilmington Arts Council Looking For Entrants For Spring Art ShowIn “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, June 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

As great as Virat Kohli is I dont want to be compared

first_imgBabar has been a prolific scorer for PakistanAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty ImagesPakistan never ceases to produce exciting young cricketers. Presently, the man who is garnering all the rave reviews, from the batting department, is Babar Azam. Boasting of an incredible record and scoring runs with stupendous consistency, Babar has even managed to stay ahead of the man he is compared with in terms of matches taken for reaching some of the key batting milestones.As the young Pakistani batsman enjoys a fruitful time with the English county Somerset in the ongoing T20 Blast, England’s premier T20 tournament, these comparisons are once again coming to the surface. But Azam has now spoken out and made it clear that he does not look upon them that favourably.The 24-year old gave an interview to cricket website PakPassion.net where he outrightly stated that being compared to someone is merely a matter of concern for the fans, not for him.”I don’t think there is or should be any comparison as we are different types of players. I just focus on my batting and working on my strengths and weaknesses and have no desire to be compared with any other cricketer.I’m sure I speak for most cricketers when I say comparisons are only for fans and the media and we cricketers don’t really crave any comparisons or want to be compared to any current or former players as that just creates endless pressure,” Babar asserted. Azam says he isn’t interested in comparisons with Virat KohliBCCI TwitterHe also made a categorical statement about not wanting to be compared to anyone. “As great as he is, I don’t want to be compared to Virat or any other cricketer, I just want to win matches for my country as that is my only aim.”When asked about the batsman he felt most impressed with during the World Cup, the Pakistani right-hander didn’t mention Kohli but the Player-of-the-Tournament Kane Williamson.”I really enjoy watching Kane Williamson bat, apart from when he is scoring runs against Pakistan. What impressed me most about Williamson is the way he paces his innings, the way he plays his shots so late, his calmness at the crease, his timing, the way he handles pressure and the way he leads from the front and absorbs responsibility. He’s just a fantastic role-model for any batsman and he is a batsman who I try to emulate.”One area where Azam has faced criticism is his lack of aggression, at times, in limited-overs game. He, however, seems content with his playing style and doesn’t put much value on his critics’ comments.”I don’t need to answer my critics regarding this. My statistics and performances speak for themselves. I am happy and satisfied with my performances for Pakistan to date and if people want to criticise, then they are free to do that…. Sometimes whatever you do is never good enough and you will receive criticism despite doing your best for your team,” Babar added.last_img read more

Hurricane Harvey Health Study Looks At Chemical Exposure During The Storm

first_imgCourtesy of Baylor College of MedicineAfter many environmental disasters, scientists test the water and soil to look for unsafe chemicals. But with Hurricane Harvey, researchers took an extra step and decided to test people.More than 150 Houstonians participated in a Oregon State University, Baylor College of Medicine and UTHealth study, by wearing high-tech wristbands that can detect over 1,000 chemicals. Courtesy of Baylor College of MedicineParticipants wore the wristbands continuously for seven days.Diana Rohlman, a researcher at Oregon State University, said of the 183 chemicals they found, there were seven they haven’t seen in other similar studies.“What we don’t know right now is,” Rohlman said, “is that just unique to Houston, being a metropolis? Or is that unique to the hurricane? So as we continue doing analysis we can start to answer those questions.” Friedhelm Luening’s home flooded after Harvey when water was released from the reservoirs. He and his wife participated in the study, hoping to learn more about any potential health risks. “I mean, we had been sloshing through the water for two weeks almost before it went down,” Luening said. “What’s in there?” Participants wore the wristband for seven days. Researchers said they’re still analyzing whether the exposure levels were dangerous.“We know disasters are going to keep happening,” Rohlman said. “The question is always, what are people being exposed to? What concerns do we have? How can we better prepare?” Researchers presented an update on their findings during a Hurricane Harvey health symposium at Baylor College of Medicine. Sharelast_img read more

IQIYI CEO Gong Yu Says Artificial Intelligence Will Reshape Showbiz

first_img Popular on Variety He said that the traditional entertainment and online entertainment businesses would continue to merge in the future. He cited as an example the fact that more than 80% of tickets for movie theaters in China are now bought online.He said that the oligopoly in China’s online video market – where three players control around 80% of the market – would likely continue. It was unlikely to fragment, he said, due to the high cost of entry. But it would not consolidate further either “because producers and advertisers won’t favor a market that only has one dominant player.”He said that the entertainment business in China is set to grow from $154 billion in 2016 to an estimated $403 billion in 2022, and that the share taken by online video would grow from 15% to 25%, according to iResearch forecasts.He asserted that iQIYI was “well-positioned to capture the huge entertainment market” in China. This was due, he said, to its leading position in the market; its “advanced business model” that allowed it to “capture market opportunities”; an in-depth understanding of Chinese entertainment; its “top-notch original production capability”; and “disciplined and efficient investment in content.”He said that one of the company’s strengths was its “diversified monetization model,” which he referred to as “Netflix plus.” As well as subscription and advertising, the revenue sources include publishing, content distribution, IP licensing, online gaming, e-commerce, and talent agencies. Gong Yu, founder and CEO of China’s leading streaming platform iQIYI, said at Mipcom content market on Tuesday that artificial intelligence “will reshape the entertainment industry over the next 10-15 years, much more so than the internet did over the past three decades.” There was a shift underway from the “internet era” to the “A.I. era,” he asserted. In the former, users browse and search for content from the company’s library of content; in the latter, creators and platforms provide “tailor-made content” and “intelligent recommendations” to the users. Among the uses of A.I. technology in entertainment would be “Intelligent Creation,” such as the deployment of A.I. in casting, script evaluation, and traffic and box-office predictions. But it would also be utilized in other areas, such as customer service, monetization, distribution, and content production, such as keyword and thumbnail generation.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more