Lewandowski threatens Ronaldo’s Champions League record

first_img Loading… The Pole’s 1.09 goal-per-game ratio betters the Italian’s 0.97, while it should be noted that Serie A has 20 teams and the Bundesliga has 18, which means that there are four games fewer. Meanwhile, Lewandowski is averaging 1.85 goals per match this season in Europe, a spectacular achievement that has played a key part in Bayern Munich qualifying for the quarter-finals. Read Also: French star Mbappé hands PSG injury boost, returns to training Cristiano has registered the three top-scoring seasons in the Champions League, with 17 goals in 2013/14, 16 in 2015/16 and 15 in 2017/18. Lewandowski currently sits fifth in the list behind Lionel Messi, who scored 14 times in 2011/12. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Furthermore, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the 31-year-old striker won’t have the opportunity to play two-legged quarter-finals and semi-finals in the event the Bavarians progress in the competition. Back in 2014, when he set the record, Cristiano had netted 14 times with three games to go. What is quite certain is that Lewandowski will be this season’s top scorer, followed by Erling Haaland with 10, while Memphis Depay and Gabriel Jesus have managed six apiece.center_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?20 Celebs With Bizarre Hidden Talents And Skills11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Robert Lewandowski could break Cristiano Ronaldo’s record for the most goals scored in the tournament in a single campaign if he grabs another five goals in the remainder of this season’s Champions League. The Portuguese forward netted as many as 17 times in the 2013/14 course, while the Poland international has mustered 13 goals this campaign. Lewandowski recently saw Ciro Immobile overtake him in the list of Europe’s top scorers as the Lazio striker won the European Golden Boot. However, their numbers are a bit misleading as although Immobile netted 36 goals compared to Lewandowski’s 34, he did so in 37 games compared to his counterpart’s 31 matches.last_img read more

Felons must pay all fines before receiving the right to vote

first_imgA federal appeals court has ruled that felons in Florida must have a zero balance on all of their fines, legal fees, and restitution before they regain their right to vote.The ruling was made Friday afternoon and reverses a lower courts judge’s decision to reinstate a felon’s right to vote regardless of their financial obligations.Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried spoke about the ruling saying that they will continue to fight for justice:“Although this ruling is a setback, we cannot allow ourselves to be set back in our pursuit of justice for those who have paid their debt to society. This decision must only renew our fight to ensure all Floridians can exercise their Constitutional right to vote. The goal of Amendment 4 can be achieved through Florida’s clemency system, even in its current, broken state. My fellow Clemency Board members have the power to restore Floridian’s rights. Yet Governor DeSantis has not held a Clemency Board meeting in 282 days, and continues wasting taxpayer dollars fighting Amendment 4 in court. Neither history, nor the 1 million Floridians awaiting justice, will be deterred by today’s ruling.”Florida is not only a swing state but it is also a must-win state for President Trump’s bid for re-election.Some believe that felons would have helped to sway the vote.last_img read more

Warriors pull away from Henninger; C-NS stunned by RFA

first_imgSitting at no. 17 in the first state Class AA rankings of the fall, Liverpool headed into AA-1 division play, where Henninger was not initially cowed, scoring on the vaunted Warriors defense to grab an early 7-0 lead.Even when Brendan Mancuso’s long pass to Rodney Quinn set up a Mancuso TD sneak, Liverpool went into halftime tied, 7-7, but just like it did two weeks earlier against Fayetteville-Manlius, Liverpool took over once the third quarter got underway.It began with a scoring drive that Bryce Mills capped off with the go-ahead score from three yards out, and continued when Mills, now on defense, recorded an interception to set up a Darreon Nixon 25-yard TD dash. Tags: C-NSfootballliverpool Something changed in the area Class AA ranks when the Liverpool football team blanked Cicero-North Syracuse 10-0 on Sept. 13, though it took another week to discover the extent of this transformation.In its home opener Friday at LHS Stadium, the Warriors overcame a slow start against Henninger and, with another big second-half performance on both sides of the ball, defeated the Black Knights 40-14.Meanwhile, C-NS made its way east to face another group of Black Knights, from Rome Free Academy, a team that won just three games in the last three seasons, and squandered a second-half lead in a 34-27 defeat.center_img The fourth quarter offered more Liverpool excellence, Malachi Upshur running 13 yards for one score and Gianpaul Cooper dashing 22 yards for another before Brayden McClain capped it off on special teams.McClain, who had made plenty of big plays in each of the Warriors’ first two wins, did so again by taking a Henninger punt at his own 32 and, breaking several tackles and changing direction, going the full 68 yards to the goal line.As this was going on, C-NS was getting tested by a Rome Free Academy side ready to cast aside years of struggle and try to reclaim some of its long-lost gridiron glory.A high-scoring first half saw the Northstars twice reach the end zone, only to have RFA answer with three touchdowns and move out in front, 20-14, before the break.C-NS controlled the third quarter, scoring twice to go in front 27-20, but it could not hold on. RFA tied it and, with five minutes left, grabbed the lead for good when a short screen pass by Evan Delutis to Vey Baez turned into the game’s biggest play, Baez catching several blocks and going 64 yards for the go-ahead TD.The Northstars are back at Bragman Stadium next Friday to face Fayetteville-Manlius as Liverpool faces 0-3 Christian Brothers Academy at Alibrandi Stadium.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Pokemon Go welcome at Rio Olympics, mayor says

first_imgRio de Janeiro, Brazil |AFP |Could hunting for a Pokemon get any hotter? Maybe in Rio, so the city about to host the Olympic Games is urging makers of the popular app to come down to Brazil.The app, based on a Nintendo title that debuted 20 years ago, uses GPS and mapping capabilities in smartphones to let players roam the real world to find “PokeStops” stocked with supplies and hunt cartoon monsters to capture and train for battles.“Hello Nintendo! There are 23 days until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Everybody’s coming. You should come on down too,” Mayor Eduardo Paes said on Facebook Wednesday, with the welcoming hashtag #PokemonGoNoBrasil (Pokemon Go in Brazil). Since its release in the United States, Australia and New Zealand last week, the free Pokemon Go smartphone game that overlays play on the real world has triggered a major craze.Some, like Paes, think people might enjoy hunting around the city’s landmarks like Copacabana beach.Half a million foreign tourists are expected in Rio for South America’s first Olympics from August 5-21.Ex-supermodel Gisele Bundchen will be in her native Brazil to host the opening ceremony.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Young Life Opens Camp for Ebola Survivors

first_imgYoung Life, a Christian US-based humanitarian organization that reaches out to young people, has opened a weekend camp for Ebola survivors aimed at helping them to relax and find consolation following their ordeal with the deadly virus.The camp brought together more than 100 young people from three counties, Montserrado, Bong and Margibi, all of whom have survived the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and also experienced the loss of loved ones to the virus.  Baptist Youth Camp along the Roberts International Airport highway was the venue for the camp where 52 female and 50 male convened.Young Life regional director, James S. Davis, II, said last Friday at the opening session that the camp is intended to support survivors who have had horrible experiences by giving them teachings of hope that would reduce the stress accumulated from contracting the deadly Ebola disease.  He said the organization’s intentions are also to build the capacities of these survivors and help them to know Jesus. Mr. Davis said he hoped that after each weekend camp survivors would be able to regain confidence and courage to withstand the stigma associated with contracting the disease.  Another objective, said Mr. Davis, is to empower survivors to reestablish relationships within their families and communities and to fight Ebola where they live.“We need to give them the courage and hope that they can go out there and contribute to society. As survivors, they can help us immensely in the fight of the epidemic,” he said.He emphasized that Young Life was also focusing on helping the survivors to leave the camp knowing Jesus Christ, living and sharing His wonderful work of saving them from the EVD.The Young Life Regional Director said that his organization has been working with the young people from the time they were declared Ebola-free, believing that with the messages of hope and courage, including other educational lessons, they will be able to help fight the disease and the stigma associated with it.“These people are coming from places that were badly hit by the virus and had bitters experiences. We believed that having fun, laughter, and being together like this will help greatly in fighting the stigma with which they are confronted in their various communities,” said Mr. Davis.“Young Life will also identify with survivors by giving them special packages of assorted foods and other items,” he disclosed.He used the occasion to admonish those involved in stigmatizing and rejecting EVD survivors, to stop doing so and accept them as normal people.Said Mr. Davis: “they did not buy, pray or request for the disease and they are human beings like ourselves.”He hoped that his organization would be able to extend its youth camp to other counties.Survivors who spoke with this newspaper expressed their gratitude to Young Life for the initiative which they said has given them hope.Most of them said they lost at least one or more family members to the disease.They all stated that their losses of brothers, sisters, children and parents to the virus have put them in an emotional state and the initiative of Young Life was helpful.They called on the government and partners to help survivors with financial and other support, without which some of them would find making a living for themselves extremely difficult.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Slash Teams With IFAW To Stop Elephant Slaughter

first_imgRock legend Slash has partnered with International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW) to release a song to raise awareness of the slaughter of elephants which is leading to their early extinction.While on tour in South Africa, Slash and the lead singer of his band, Myles Kennedy, witnessed the devastation of the elephants first-hand and knew they had to act. Together, they wrote the song “Beneath The Savage Sun” from the perspective of an elephant whose family has been wiped out. The hypnotic rock song is a highlight on the group’s critically acclaimed current album WORLD ON FIRE.“An elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory and the result is the elephant population has declined 95% in the past century,” explains Slash. “Seeing that these majestic animals are on the path to extinction, possibly within the next decade, we wrote ‘Beneath The Savage Sun’ and partnered with IFAW. Donate to IFAW’s work to take action and protect elephants.”IFAW’s CEO Azzedine Downes expressed gratitude to Slash and Myles Kennedy for calling attention to the current elephant poaching crisis, “To save elephants from this senseless slaughter, we need everyone to stand up and demand stronger protection and we need to help fund action on the ground in Africa and Asia. We are grateful to Slash, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators for reaching out to their fans to share this important message.”To find out more about how you can download the song and watch the video, click here.last_img read more

Tracking the rise of advanced statistics in sports

Photo illustration by Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorThis is part one of a three-part series examining the rise and impact of advanced statistics on sports nationally and at Ohio State.Sports are similar to the separation of the right and left sides of the human brain. The right side of the brain specializes in a human’s ability to be creative and show feelings and emotions. This is shown in sports as devotion to a particular team and even a crazy fan experience at a sporting event. The left side of the brain, however, specializes in mathematics and analysis. For the past decade, these left-brained people have turned the sports world into a statistics-based, logical source of entertainment.The science of statistics is used in any sort of profession.“I would argue that statistics is really the science of how you collect, analyze and think about data,” said William Notz, vice chair for administration and undergraduate studies in the Ohio State Department of Statistics. “The differences typically occur in terms of the nature of the data, the nature of how you collect the data and maybe specific techniques you can use.”This statistics revolution reached the sports world in many different ways, including in large part the explosion of fantasy sports. It started in 1961, when the company Strat-O-Matic came out with statistic-based board games for baseball and eventually for football in 1968.“What they did was that they used data, for example with baseball, season data to create ‘players,’” Notz said. “What you do is that you would roll numerous dice, and based on the rules of the dice, that would tell you the performance of the player.”This idea expanded on to the Internet and exploded into different sports, the most popular being football, baseball and basketball. This growing phenomenon made fans more aware of what was actually happening on the field.“We are more aware of relative performance and some of the trends,” said Todd Nesbit, senior lecturer in the Department of Economics. “There are certain matchups such as a certain hitter against a certain pitcher that for whatever reason favors the particular hitter or pitcher that would be abnormal in relation to the rest of the stats.”As the statistics world has grown, several intellectuals have brought it upon themselves to make games, such as baseball, even more sophisticated to get a better grasp on what a particular player’s value is. This trend has been growing into front offices across the sports world.“(Front offices) bring these analytical minds into their organization because they feel it will bring value to their team,” said Ryan Dunsmore, editor for SB Nation’s Houston Astros website, Crawfish Boxes. “It started with baseball because of the whole revolution of Bill James and how he wanted to find a bigger and better picture of what was happening on the field.”This trend is relatively new to the sports world, and teams are still trying to find ways to balance the new wave approach for scouting players, the statistical and analytical mindset and the old-school approach for scouts around the game. However, the teams that grasp this balance have shown signs of being more successful.“In baseball, say you have a scout that says you should look at this guy and gives that information to the front office to see whether his numbers match up,” Dunsmore said. “This is where analytics has come in and said we need to see a picture that said this guy can hit and can make a difference for our team instead of just going off of the eyeball test. Those opinions still make it into the decision-making process, but you still need the numbers to be able to back it up.”One advanced statistic used in the baseball world is wins above replacement, which calculates, based on a particular player’s ability and statistics, how many wins the player generates or loses for the club.“Every play in baseball either contributes to runs scored or takes away from runs scored,” said Jim Albert, a professor of statistics in the Department of Mathematics at Bowling Green State University. “Runs can be translated or interpreted in terms of wins with roughly 10 additional runs corresponding to one win. Obviously you want to score runs, but the objective essentially is to win the game, so every play has some impact on the probability of winning.”This rise of statistics has changed the way teams, fans and even the media look at sports, but it has not changed the way fans and observers think about sports.“I think that has not changed the mindset of anyone,” Dunsmore said. “We all know what a good player looks like. It may help people appreciate some other players too.” read more

Pochettino loves House of Cards

first_imgThe Tottenham Hotspur manager loves the Netflix TV series and compares what happens in the show to what happens in footballTalking just before Tuesday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and PSV Eindhoven, Spurs’ manager Mauricio Pochettino believes football is sometimes like House of Cards.The Netflix TV series is famously known for its crude shown of politics.“It’s a weird season but I look so happy now because the new season of House of Cards has started,” Pochettino told ESPN.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Yesterday I watched three episodes.”“I learn a lot from this series. I recommend it. I think it represents very well sometimes how we are. Sometimes football is so political, and it’s going in this direction,” he added.“Which character am I? I don’t know, it’s difficult to say. It’s dangerous to say this or this one. It’s fiction but it can translate to many businesses.”last_img read more

Fletcher believes Scotland will be ready for Israel

first_imgDarren Fletcher believes Scotland will be ready for their winner takes all clash against Israel.The Scottish national team host Israel at Hampden Park on Tuesday in their final group game of the UEFA Nations League knowing a victory could help secure a playoff place for Euro 2020.Alex McLeish’s side lost the reverse fixture 2-1 in Israel last month but Fletcher thinks the Scots will be ready to deliver a more confident performance after a comfortable 4-0 against Albania on Saturday.Speaking to Sky Sports about the Israel game, the former Scotland international:“It’s going to be difficult but I think the biggest thing is they’ve saved a lot of legs and conserved a lot of energy.”edwin van der sarReport: Van der Sar staying at Ajax for now George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Edwin van der Sar will not be leaving Ajax to take up a job at Manchester United.In the last few days, one bookmaker suspended…“I don’t think it was a difficult game for Scotland physically so there’ll have lots of energy about them come Tuesday.”“The turnaround will be quite short but they’ll be ready for it.”“It’s a must win game and it gives a great chance to qualify. We knew the performance level in Israel wasn’t good enough.”“We allowed them too much possession and we allowed them to control the game. We weren’t aggressive enough but I think that was partly down to the formation.“This time it will be 4-3-3, it will be pace, it will be aggressive, there will be pressing and it will be up and at them. I think you’ll see a totally different Scotland performance.”last_img read more

Heroic service dog Ricochet celebrates 10 year anniversary of historic surf session

first_imgHeroic service dog Ricochet celebrates 10 year anniversary of historic surf session John Soderman, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: August 19, 2018 John Soderman August 19, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Surf Dog Ricochet will be reaching a milestone this week, celebrating 10 years since the day she jumped on a surfboard with 15 year old Patrick Ivison, a quadriplegic teen.Ricochet and Patrick were reunited for a celebratory surf session at La Jolla Shores on Sunday, August 19th. They caught some waves together to commemorate a decade of unmatched triumphs.Several supporters from around the country got to meet Ricochet and Patrick, and best of all, they got to surf with Ricochet.In addition, Ricochet is hosting a social media sweepstakes where a lucky winner will be $250 richer, and nine others will win additional prizes. “This sweepstakes is our way of high-fiving every one of our supporters who helped Ricochet and Patrick get to where they are today,” says Judy Fridono, Ricochet’s guardian. To enter, go to https://www.surfdogricochet.com and click on the sweepstakes button.Ricochet pioneered the concept of kids surfing with dogs as a form of assistance, healing, therapy and empowerment when, on August 20th, 2009, she made an independent decision, to jump on Ivison’s board. Something like that had never happened before, and history was made. So was a video that went viral. It comes with a “Kleenex alert” warning and has more than 12 million views on Facebook and YouTube, which can be viewed here.“I will remember that day at the beach forever,” says Patrick. “Ricochet and I caught a few waves side by side, and then she decided she wanted to ride with me. When she hopped on my back it was a magical experience. We were in sync and could keep the board stable by helping each other. It was crazy and amazing.”“The fundraiser Ricochet held for me secured enough money to give me intense physical therapy through high school and the independence I gained in that time is incalculable,” said Patrick.Patrick has since graduated from USC, lives and works in LA, has a girlfriend, an apartment, friends and the confidence and independence to live a full and “normal” life. “I can trace everything in my life back to surfing with Ricochet and that first fundraiser,” says Patrick. “I’ve loved watching other kids get involved, and I love seeing their faces as they surf with Ricochet. I know that she is changing their lives as much as she changed mine.”Since that day in 2009, Ricochet has continually added to her global ruff’sume in size, scale, and depth of programs. She went from service dog to SURFice dog® while providing canine-assisted surfing and other activities to empower, enhance and improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities.She is a registered and certified goal directed therapy dog, and holds the highest AKC title of Therapy Dog Distinguished. She was one of the original southern California surfing dogs that started on the competition circuit. She typically won first, second or third place until she stopped competing to focus exclusively on her canine-assisted surfing.Ricochet has surfed with hundreds of kids with special needs, people with disabilities, wounded warriors and veterans with PTSD. She’s affiliated with scores of organizations, she’s raised more than ½ million dollars for over 250 human & animal causes, she published a book, was cast for an IMAX movie and much, much more.Ricochet’s efforts have resulted in her being named ASPCA Dog of the Year, receiving the American Humane Association Hero Dog Award and the prestigious AKC Award for Canine Excellence. She has also been inducted into two surf dog halls of fame, and the California Veterinary Medical Association’s animal hall of fame.“For the past decade, Ricochet has balanced boards… and lives. She’s offered individuals something no one else could – her incredible gift of healing, no matter the person’s challenge, disability or angst,” said Fridono. “As I look ahead, I see her legacy as one that continues through every dog on this planet. I have learned an exponential amount about the healing power of dogs through Ricochet, and it’s my privilege to share it with other dog owners so they can unleash their dog’s healing power too.” For more information, visit https://www.surfdogricochet.com/healing-power-of-dogs.html. last_img read more