R9 and CR7 are machines but I think R9 is better-Vieri

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole Movie2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Ronaldo is better than his namesake Cristiano Ronaldo, says Christian Vieri, with the former Inter striker considered to be a more fearsome frontman than the Juventus goalscoring machine. Through the late 1990s and early 21st century, the Brazilian two-time World Cup winner redefined the art of hitting the back of the net across spells at PSV, Barcelona, Inter and Real Madrid. South American star Ronaldo, who will forever be remembered as O Fenomeno, is rightly assured of a place among the all-time greats. He has been joined on that roll of honour by the Portuguese Ronaldo, who has also taken to re-writing the record books. A five-time Ballon d’Or winner has excelled across stints with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus, with his exploits raising the bar of individual brilliance even higher. Vieri, though, still ranks R9 over CR7, with the ex-Italy international having once formed a devastating partnership with the former at San Siro. Asked to make his pick by the Daily Mail, Vieri said: “I am a friend of Ronnie and I was lucky enough to have him as a striker with me. He had it all. He was explosive, powerful and fast. He looked like a dancer, he seemed to dance with the ball.Advertisement Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I say that Brazilian Ronaldo is better than Cristiano Ronaldo. Christian Vieri considers former teammate Ronaldo a more deadly striker. Debatable some would say! “CR7 is a war machine, he is admirable for everything he does and for all the things he continues to do. Cristiano can play up to 40 years with a cigarette between his lips, as they say in Italy. He has a sculptural physique.” Vieri enjoyed the most productive period of his career while on the books at Inter, plundering 202 goals, but considers coaches he worked with at Juventus and with the Italian national side to be the finest he played under. Read AlsoRonaldo under attack for controversial birthday party gathering “At Juventus I say Marcelo Lippi, he was like a second father,” said a man who earned 49 caps for his country. “In Turin’s youth teams I was coached by the great [Rosario] Rampanti, then by [Emiliano] Mondonico. “I also have to say Cesare Maldini, he helped me break into the national team. He was a magnificent person who trusted young people.”last_img read more

Bolton Wanderers Stephen Darby retires

first_imgLondon: Bolton Wanderers defender Stephen Darby, 29, announced his retirement from professional football on Tuesday after being diagnosed with motor neuron disease.Darby started his career with Liverpool, and played six games with his hometown club after making his debut in the UEFA Champions League in 2008.”It is with great sadness that I announce my immediate retirement from professional football due to a recent diagnosis of motor neuron disease,” Darby said in a statement on the Bolton Wanderer’s website, which explained that a specialist had recently made the diagnosis.”I would like to ask for privacy at this time so I can adjust to the battle I have ahead and so that I can spend time with those closest to me,” he added.After his spell with Liverpool ended in 2012, Darby moved between teams before landing at Bradford City, where he made 239 appearances over six years.He joined the Bolton Wanderers in the 2017 summer transfer season, but according to British media had not played since December. IANSlast_img read more

USC expands on electric vehicle charging stations

first_imgWarren Poh | Daily TrojanPowering up · Thirty-six parking spaces on the Health Sciences Campus are reserved to charge electric vehicles beginning this year.USC Transportation has enhanced the University’s electrical infrastructure to meet the increasing demands for electric vehicle charging stations. This is in response to an increase in the number of people using electric vehicles at both the University Park Campus and the Health Sciences Campus. Currently, both campuses have a total of 58 charging spaces for electric vehicles.“At this point, we are trying to catch up to demand,” said David Donovan, associate director of HSC.  “There is already sufficient demand for more EV charging spaces, While we hope that people will use them and continue to grow the EV program, right now we are still trying to catch up to the existing demand.”HSC has 36 charging spaces. The “level” of the station indicates the charging power — the higher the level, the more power and shorter charging time. The San Pablo parking structure at HSC, which has 32 Level II charging spaces, opened last January, while the remaining Level II charging spaces at HSC are in the Biggy parking structure. “The Biggy structure is owned by the University, and we built four charging spaces there, which was the only number it could handle from the electrical infrastructure standpoint,” Donovan said. “When we built the new San Pablo structure, we built it keeping in mind the capacity to add new spaces.”At the moment, there are 22 electric vehicle charging spaces at the UPC, two of which are level III charging stations. The level II spaces are located at the Figueroa Street structure, Grand Avenue structure, Royal Street structure, Downey Way structure, Lot 2 and Lot SSRI. “One way to grow the program is to build new construction,” Donovan said. “Those are the big projects coming online next year.”USC Transportation will be adding 56 level II charging stations at UPC by the end of Spring 2017. Twenty-four of these stations will be constructed at the University Village, and the remaining 32 stations will be at the USC Shrine building. In total, there will be 114 electric vehicle charging spaces available across both the campuses for those with a USC permit.“The 114 EV charging spaces are as many as we can put in right now,” Donovan said. “We have already maxed out the University’s electrical infrastructure in terms of adding spaces to existing facilities.”According to Donovan, if required later, they could add more new construction or do a massive redesign of the University’s existing electrical infrastructure, but that is not expected to happen anytime soon.Even with an increase in the number of charging stations, the spaces are limited. Hence, any vehicle that is parked in that space and plugged into the charging station must be actively charging at all times. Otherwise, the owner may be cited for reserved space violation, according to the USC Transportation Rules & Regulations Handbook. The handbook also states that any vehicle parked in the EV space without a USC permit, without being plugged in and actively charging, or parked in an EV space after charging has been completed, will be fined $80 for a reserved space violation. The rate for using the charging station is $0.25/hr., in addition to the permit rate.According to Karla Heidelberg, director of the USC Environmental Studies Program and associate professor of biological sciences and environmental studies at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC’s commitment to installing more electric charging stations is a positive move that helps to promote awareness of alternative technologies that make the U.S. less dependent on oil imports.“With much of our petroleum imports located in politically volatile countries, the United States is vulnerable to price spikes and supply disruptions,” Heidelberg wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. “Facilitating the use of hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles instead of conventional vehicles can help reduce U.S. reliance on imported petroleum and increase energy security.”Similarly, Heidelberg said, the use of electric vehicles will also help move the U.S. toward a more environmentally-friendly future by reducing emissions.“As Provost Michael Quick has noted, we must prioritize and transform education to address difficult and intractable ‘wicked’ problems such as sustainability, so that our students become comfortable as future leaders that continue these beginning efforts,” Heidelberg wrote. “Hopefully this is one of many future steps to make USC a greener university.”Students such as Jereme Barnett-Woods, an electrical engineering graduate student, applauded the University’s actions because of the benefits that they see from the proliferation of electric charging stations.“The increase in EV charging stations will help convince people who want to buy an electric vehicle to actually get one since it allows them more freedom with where they can travel to,” Barnett-Woods said.last_img read more

Reactions to TMZ story on Donald Sterling’s racist comments

first_imgThe TMZ story about racist comments of Clippers owner Donald Sterling was among the biggest subjects on Twitter and around the NBA on Friday night and Saturday. From Magic Johnson to Kobe Bryant, here are some of the responses.Viewing on mobile? Go here: https://storify.com/InsideSoCalSpts/reaction-to-tmz-story-on-donald-sterling-s-comment Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img