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 [email protected] 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