Coronavirus has been my toughest opponent – Barca legend

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look IrresistibleWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With Read Also: Messi welcomes Barcelona’s approach for Inter Milan’s forward“I hope that soon they will have left this tragedy behind them and that they will recover quickly from this,” he went on.“All my heart and my Turkish compatriots are with them.”During his 24-year career, Rustu played for Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Barcelona and also won 120 caps for Turkey.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 46-year-old tested positive for coronavirus on March 29 and has since spent time in intensive care, where he was fighting for his life.“I am now starting to feel like myself again and my health is improving one day at a time.” Rustu told TuttoMercatoWeb.“My body was weak and I had to endure tough treatment but now I am on the road to recovery and I have God to thank for that.”The ex-Turkey international also sent a message of support to the Italian population, a country that has been one of the most affected. Former Barcelona goalkeeper Rustu Recber has revealed that fighting the coronavirus was one of the toughest things he has had to do.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Proving expert wrong…again

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgFor the past couple of years, Wisconsin’s football team has exceeded its preseason expectations, and this year, it looks as though the Badgers are going to do it again.Just a quick flashback of UW football’s last two seasons:2004 — The reputation of head coach Barry Alvarez earned Wisconsin the 21st spot in the Coaches’ Poll, but the team faced many questions heading into the season, namely replacing Lee Evans, Alex Lewis and Jim Sorgi, among other key starters. However, the Badgers turned the nation’s heads around in John Stocco’s first season at quarterback, climbing all the way up to No. 4 in the polls. The smell of roses was in the air, but then UW choked on the road in the final two games (at unranked Michigan State and No. 17 Iowa). Nevertheless, an Outback Bowl bid was much higher than what was projected going into the year.2005 — After the ’04 season, Wisconsin’s defense took a major hit, losing its entire line, as well as Scott Starks and Jim Leonhard. What’s more impressive, the Badgers had to replace Anthony Davis — the school’s second all-time leading rusher — at running back with a transfer from Colorado who had sat out the previous year and a half. Luckily for the Badgers, that one-time Buffalo was Brian Calhoun, who helped take the team’s offense to new heights. Despite a heartbreaking loss to Northwestern in an old-fashioned shootout, Wisconsin earned a bid to the Capital One Bowl against No. 7 Auburn. Heading into the game as a 10-point underdog, the Badgers surprised many by dominating the top-ranked Tigers in a 24-10 victory.And this year, expectations were just as low, if not lower. Calhoun bolted for the NFL draft, Alvarez hung up his head coaching duties and the team’s top three wide receivers graduated. To make matters worse, starters Chris Pressley and Marcus Randle El sustained season-ending injuries before the year even started. In fact, the only position on offense in which the Badgers didn’t have a question mark was at quarterback and left tackle with seniors John Stocco and Joe Thomas returning — but even Thomas was adjusting early on after recovering from a serious right knee injury suffered in the Capitol One Bowl.Wisconsin was nowhere to be found in the preseason rankings, and rightfully so. This was a team predicted to finish, at best, fifth in the Big Ten — a conference that is having a down year to say the least.And the Badgers did nothing to help themselves in their non-conference schedule. While Wisconsin won each game, none was very convincing, especially considering they came against sub-par teams.But now with three games remaining on the schedule (four if you actually want to count the Buffalo game), Wisconsin’s football team is once again overachieving.Not counting the conference-opening loss to then-No. 6 Michigan, Wisconsin has routed every single Big Ten team, outscoring opponents in the last four games by an average of 31 points.The Badgers’ defense has done its part, too, holding their last three opponents to under 14 points and only giving up an average of 11.5 points per game.Sure, this defense was supposed to be solid, but to imagine that this unit would be among the top ten in the nation prior to this season would’ve just been plain absurd. Envisioning it holding Purdue to a mere field goal, the nation’s fourth-ranked offense heading into the matchup, would’ve been even more ludicrous.Even more unlikely, however, would’ve been Wisconsin being the third best team in the Big Ten, hands down. That is, the best team on a normal level and not that of No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Michigan.So as the end of the season nears, the age-old question becomes, what Bowl bid are the Badgers most likely to earn?Unlike certain other publications on campus, I won’t give the annual speculation about Wisconsin’s Rose Bowl chances. We all know that is very unlikely with either the Buckeyes or Wolverines making the national title game and the other heading to Pasadena.Also, while the Badgers have surpassed expectations the last couple of years, they have also been known to fade at the end of the year, something first year head coach Bret Bielema is well aware of.”It’s not so much what you see in front of you right now,” Bielema said at his weekly press conference. “It’s what the big picture is, and our guys have understood what it means to finish.”With Penn State and a trip to Kinnick Stadium against Iowa still on the schedule, no Bowl game can be etched into stone as of yet.But at this point, it will probably be much more than anyone would’ve predicted it to be before the year began.Michael will be traveling to whatever Bowl game the Badgers make. If you’d like to take a road trip with him, you can reach him at [email protected]last_img read more

Urgent interventions needed to address morning DHB traffic woes

January 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgDear Editor,There is an urgent need for the management of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation and the Guyana Police Force to intervene and develop solutions to address the chaotic situations that occur daily at the western approach of the Demerara Harbour Bridge. This situation is gradually getting from bad to worse, as the number of vehicles traversing the bridge on week day mornings now seem to have multiplied four folds, when compared to eight years ago.Thousands of citizens, like myself, have moved from other parts of the country and now reside in schemes on the West Coast and West Bank of Demerara, and are afforded the convenience of personal vehicles to commute to work.Eight years ago, the current system and timing of the double lane had worked very well. However, it is now time for the authorities to go back to the drawing board and find solutions to remedy the surge in traffic every morning. Failure to address this situation will only leave a multitude of committed, public servants, Private Sector workers, students and other road users coming from the West side late, tired and frustrated when they reach their destinations. These road users would also have to spend more money on fuel and inhale their daily dose exhaust fumes as they wait bumper-to-bumper for ridiculously extensive periods to get to Georgetown.While the authorities try to find some solutions until the new bridge is built, I have a few to share for immediate implementation, and they are as follows:1. Open the double lane traffic from the Western side from 06:45h instead of 07:00h on week days. The double lane could still close at 07:30h. This additional 15 minutes could significantly ease the congestion.2. Instead of opening the bridge to marine traffic at 05:00h in the morning, open from 04:30h so that the flow of road traffic can recommence at 06:00h.3. Equip Police Officers managing the traffic at the bridge with radio sets so they can easily communicate with each other while at the different traffic points.4. Police Officers at the eastern side of the bridge need to give a little more consideration for traffic coming from the western side by not restricting the flow of traffic, especially at the time of the double lane in the mornings.As more and more citizens become residents on the west side of the Demerara River, the need for a new bridge is becoming more and more critical. While residents wait for this solution, which will drastically change the lives of thousands of “west siders” for the better, let’s continue to see it necessary to brainstorm and arrive at solutions which will make the lives of many more comfortable. Let us quickly find solutions for the daily traffic congestions at the Demerara Harbour Bridge.Yours faithfully,Lloyd Davidlast_img read more