The Premier League is devalued by more than 1,800 million

first_imgLiverpool870-205 Tottenham629-148 Manchester City917-224 EquipmentMarket value (in € M)Difference due to coronavirus (in € M) The market value of the Premier pointers The stoppage due to the coronavirus crisis has affected the value of the Premier League squads, according to the Transfermarkt website. In total, the devaluation is calculated to reach 1,800 million euros among all the soccer players in the competition, being Manchester City the most affected team (256 million).The Transfermarkt website rates players based on many statistics, including age, contract length, or previous transfers. The most valuable footballer in the Premier League remains, despite the crisis, Raheem Sterling, with 130 million euros. However, its cache has been reduced by 33 million.Total, Guardiola’s squad value has dropped from 1,125 million to 1,044, with De Bruyne as the second most valued player. For its part, Liverpool have lost a total of 233 million value in their players including Salah and Mané, the most expensive of the reds (123 million). Chelsea612-134 Wolves267-62 Arsenal521-114 Everton367-87 West ham258-58 Manchester United582-136 Leicester363-90last_img read more

Meru man hits betPawa jackpot with Sh10

first_img0Shares0000Lawy MuneneNAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – A lucky punter turned Sh10 into a million by making 12 correct football predictions on gaming site betPawa.Lawy Munene, 25-year old from Meru County, won the inaugural jackpot on betPawa barely 24 hours after it was launched. Dubbed Sunday Million Jackpot, where betPawa offers the lowest entry stake of just 10 shillings, Munene, a Business Administration graduate hit the jackpot at first attempt predicting all 12 matches correctly.With one match cancelled from the jackpot, he was lucky to get all his selections on point to claim the six figure pay out.Munene recalled how he placed his bets on Saturday afternoon, moments after the launch of the jackpot.“When I saw that betPawa had launched the new jackpot, and that they were also giving out free entry tickets, I immediately made my selections. I had missed out on their weekly jackpot, so I decided to give this Sunday Million Jackpot a try,” Munene said.“On my first ticket, I missed out the big prize by just one match. However, on this second one everything was on point. I received the dream call on Monday morning and I thought it was a hoax,” he explained, adding that,” he added.“I decided to confirm the number first and indeed it was betPawa. I shared with my mother who was in the farm, and she ran into joy.”Lucky punter Lawy Munene from Meru displays his winner’s cheque after winning betPawa jackpot last weekendSpeaking during the ceremony, betPawa country manager Dos Kariuki congratulated the winner and hailed betPawa’s innovative market products.“Over the years, our tagline has been ‘bet small win big.’ As betPawa, our goal is to convert our clients passion for sports into money, by them betting on their favourite teams and personalities for small amounts starting from one shilling,” he said.“betPawa continues to innovate new and exciting products and this time, we have launched two jackpots, The weekly 10 million jackpot and the Sunday million jackpot that has Sunday matches only. For both jackpots, you play with just 10 shillings and could win either 1 million or 10 million,”Kariuki added.The ecstatic winner said that he would invest his winnings in a new Pharmacy shop, and also in agribusiness. He encouraged other bettors to also pick betPawa where they bet small and can win big just like him.0Shares0000(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

LVG latest reports: Dutchman has ‘lost faith’ and Man United reign set to END

first_img1 Louis van Gaal Louis van Gaal dominates the back pages of Monday’s newspapers as speculation over his future as Manchester United manager intensifies.The Premier League giants have failed to win any of their last seven games and, according to many of the papers, the Dutchman is a dead man walking.Van Gaal admitted he could quit after the Boxing Day defeat at Stoke and it is being widely suggested that the 64-year-old will do just that if United are beaten again by Chelsea on Monday night.Here’s what the papers are saying about Van Gaal…The Daily Telegraph:Louis van Gaal will lead Manchester United against Chelsea tonight but the match could prove to be the Dutchman’s last as manager after it emerged that he has serious doubts over whether he can continue in his position. Van Gaal has spoken with United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward since Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Stoke City, the club’s fourth loss in a row, and took training at Carrington on Sunday. Woodward is believed to have told Van Gaal that he still has the support of the club, urging him to tough it out through a difficult run of results, yet the Dutchman has genuine concerns over whether he can turn their season around. As a result, it appears inevitable that Van Gaal is approaching the end of his stormy reignThe Guardian:Louis van Gaal says he is still capable of lifting his Manchester United players but knows that defeat against Chelsea on Monday evening at Old Trafford will likely result in his sacking. Following Boxing Day’s 2-0 loss at Stoke City, Van Gaal, 64, suggested he could resign, but the decision may be taken for him by Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman, if Chelsea win. It is believed the pair held talks over the weekend regarding the Dutchman’s future.The Times:Manchester United have told Louis van Gaal that they still believe in him for now, even though the manager is considering resigning after losing faith in his ability — and that of his players — to arrest the club’s alarming collapse. Van Gaal is understood to have held talks with Ed Woodward over the weekend, during which United’s executive vice-chairman urged the Dutchman to persist with the job despite the growing crisis at Old Trafford after Saturday’s 2-0 loss away to Stoke City. But Van Gaal is worried he is fighting a losing battle.The Daily Mail:Louis van Gaal has spent the weekend locked in crisis talks on his future with Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. Sportsmail can reveal the United manager has shockingly lost faith in his own ability to arrest a run of four successive defeats and has discussed with his employers the option of walking away from the club. It is understood, however, that Woodward has implored the man he appointed 18 months ago to stay on until at least after Monday evening’s home game with Chelsea.The Daily Mirror:Louis van Gaal is on the brink at Manchester United after admitting he does not know if the players still believe in him. Van Gaal also conceded he does not know if he can motivate his squad any more, after United slumped to a fourth straight defeat against Stoke on Saturday. He is expected to be in charge for Chelsea’s visit to Old Trafford on Monday night, despite admitting he could quit United before he is axed.The Sun:Louis van Gaal admits he is powerless to prevent Manchester United’s catastrophic slump. The Red Devils boss faces the axe today if his side lose at home to Chelsea following four straight defeats. And United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will have a conference call with owners the Glazer family after tonight’s clash to discuss Van Gaal’s future.last_img read more

Music producer Ike Turner dies at home in San Diego

first_imgSAN DIEGO – Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock’s critical architects was overshadowed by his ogrelike image as the man who brutally abused former wife and icon Tina Turner, died Wednesday at his home in suburban San Diego. He was 76. “He did pass away this morning” at his home in San Marcos, in northern San Diego County, said Scott M. Hanover of Thrill Entertainment Group, which managed Turner’s musical career. There was no immediate word on the cause of death, which was first reported by celebrity Web site Turner managed to rehabilitate his image somewhat in his later years, touring around the globe with his band the Kings of Rhythm and drawing critical acclaim for his work. He won a Grammy in 2007 in the traditional blues album category for “Risin’ With the Blues.” 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBut his image is forever identified as the drug-addicted, wife-abusing husband of Tina Turner. He was hauntingly portrayed by Laurence Fishburne in the movie “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” based on Tina Turner’s autobiography. last_img read more

Rising foreign oil costs drive up trade deficit

first_img“These figures are a jarring reminder that our nation needs a new approach to its trade policy,” said Rep. Benjamin Cardin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Ways and Means trade subcommittee. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said the new deficit figure highlighted the “total failure of U.S. trade policy” and showed that the country was handing over $2 billion a day to foreigners to cover the trade gap. But new U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said the country’s trade picture was “much less dire” than critics were contending. She noted that the overall economy is performing strongly at present, with unemployment dropping to 4.6 percent in May, the lowest jobless rate in nearly five years. The increase in the April trade deficit reflected a 0.7 percent rise in imports, which climbed to $179.1 billion, the second highest level on record. In addition to a higher oil bill, imports of autos and auto parts were up and shipments of consumer goods from China of such items as furniture, televisions, video recorders and toys all rose. That helped to push America’s total deficit with China to $17 billion in April, up a hefty 9.4 percent from March. That was likely to add to pressure in Congress to force China to revalue its currency as a way of helping narrow the deficit. American manufacturers contend China’s currency is undervalued by as much as 40 percent, making Chinese goods cheaper for U.S. consumers and American products more expensive in China. Some analysts said Treasury Secretary nominee Henry Paulson will likely face tough questioning on the administration’s approach to China during his upcoming Senate confirmation hearings. U.S. exports of goods and services slipped 0.2 percent to $115.7 billion, just slightly below the all-time high set in October, reflecting a big $310 million drop in commercial aircraft shipments and smaller declines in sales of farm products and consumer goods. The deficit from last year was revised down from an earlier estimate of $723.6 billion, reflecting annual benchmark revisions that increased America’s surplus in services based on more complete data. Analysts believe the deficit will set another record this year, although they also think the pace of deterioration is slowing after huge increases in recent years. The deficit with Japan rose by 2.8 percent in April to $7.8 billion. The deficit with Canada rose by 16.3 percent to $6.1 billion in April while the imbalance with Mexico fell by 9.3 percent to $4.9 billion.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The trade deficit is rising again after two months of declines, pushed by oil prices and a flood of imports from China. Analysts warned that global oil prices above $70 per barrel will swell the deficit more in coming months. The Commerce Department reported Friday that the gap between what the United States sells abroad and what it imports rose to $63.4 billion in April, 2.5 percent higher than the March imbalance of $61.9 billion. The trade deficit fell in both February and March after hitting an all-time high of $66.2 billion in January. While economists noted that the April deficit was smaller than the $65 billion that had been expected, it was still the sixth largest imbalance on record. They said deficits in comings months were likely to be worse given the jump in global crude oil prices. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2On Wall Street, stocks finished their worst week of the year as investors remained nervous over worries about inflation and interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 46.90 points Friday to close at 10,891.92, ending the week with a loss of more than 355 points. Investors’ worries about inflation increased after the Labor Department reported that prices for imported goods jumped 1.6 percent in May. Excluding the big rise in petroleum products, import prices were still up 0.6 percent last month. The April deterioration in the trade deficit came from a $1.44 billion increase in America’s foreign oil bill, which rose to $23.8 billion. That reflected a big jump in crude oil prices, which overwhelmed a drop in volume. Oil traded on Friday at $71.45 per barrel in New York, up $1.10 from the previous day. Oil hit an all-time high of $75.17 in late April. Through the first four months of this year, the trade deficit is running 12.9 percent above the same period a year go, putting the country on track to run up a record trade deficit for a fifth straight year. Last year’s deficit was $716.7 billion. Critics of the administration’s trade policies seized on the new imbalance as further evidence President George W. Bush’s strategy of striking free-trade deals with countries around the world was not working and was contributing to a loss of nearly 3 million manufacturing jobs since he took office. last_img read more


first_imgTwo thirds of the way through a grueling 3 games in 8 days, Donegal NY have notched 2 wins, soundly defeating Cavan 3-14 to 1-10 Sunday last and conquering hapless Armagh 2-15 to 0-8 Wednesday.Pat McGill’s lads now take on arch-rival Leitrim Sunday sitting tied on the table with them and Cavan at 9 points each, one behind the leaders Kerry and Cork, having split their games with the Leesiders and drawn with the Kingdom.Miles remain yet to be marched into the playoffs but Donegal’s return to the Senior rank has a bit of the look like the once-three-in-a-row NY championship club.  GAA NEWS: DONEGAL NEW YORK MARCH ON IN CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 27th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: DONEGAL NEW YORK MARCH ON IN CHAMPIONSHIPlast_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has admitted he feels “strange” about having his own visitor’s centre.The world’s first Daniel O’Donnell Visitor’s Centre will open in Dungloe on May 6th.The millionaire singer, 50, will officially open the centre but admits it will be an unusual occasion. “It seems really strange to have a Visitors Centre in my name but I was approached about it sometime ago and I thought that it would be a good place to house all the awards and discs I have received over the years so that any fans that are interested can see them too,” said Daniel.The centre, which will also have a restaurant, is being built in an old National Irish Bank building.The idea for the centre came from Daniel’s close friend and local businessman Pat ‘Nora’ Gallagher.Mr Gallagher said the centre will contain dozens of unique items belonging to Daniel which the star donated. “It will also feature videos of various events in my career like my wedding (our wedding outfits will be on display!) receiving the “Red Book” from Michael Aspell on “This is your Life”, receiving my MBE Award from Prince Charles and many more events,” revealed Daniel.Thousands of Daniel fans from across the globe are expected to turn up for the official opening this summer.“I hope that if you are in the area you will make time to pop in and see it for yourself,” said the star.DANIEL ADMITS IT WILL BE STRANGE VISITING ‘HIMSELF’! was last modified: March 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnelldungloevisitor centrelast_img read more


first_imgMadeleine (second from left) on her last trip to Donegal before she disappeared.BREAKING NEWS: BRITISH police have arrived in Portugal’s Algarve in the latest bid to find missing girl Madeleine McCann.She went missing from her holiday apartment in 2007.Maddie’s grandparents are from Co Donegal, and she had visited the county just weeks before her disappearance. British police have identified three suspects – burglars – who they believe may have taken Madeleine.Four detectives from the Metropolitan police investigation unit will meet their Portugese counterparts later today.The ‘summit’ will review all the new evidence gathered by British police, who hope the suspects can be arrested and questioned.  BRITISH DETECTIVES ARRIVE IN ALGARVE IN HUNT FOR MADDIE SUSPECTS was last modified: January 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalmadeleine mccannpoliceportugalsearchlast_img read more

Annuity rider makes the cut

first_img “I believe the existence of the safety net will keep people on course with their investment strategy,” said Thomas Hamlin, CEO of, a product-comparison service. Most companies offering lifetime-income riders – Jackson National is one exception – require investors to choose from a limited menu of widely diversified portfolios rebalanced periodically to keep to a desired asset mix. Even after subtracting annuity fees and expenses, I believe these portfolios will outperform the hodgepodge of funds many investors put together on their own. Still, knowledgeable and disciplined investors will likely do better with their own portfolio of low-cost mutual funds outside an annuity, to avoid annuity fees (but, absent the annuity guarantees, they may not want to take the risk, just as Georgina did not). Another option, suggested by David Jacobs, a fee-only investment adviser with Pathfinder Financial Services in Kailua, Hawaii, is to annuitize part of your retirement money and invest the rest in stocks, a more tax-efficient strategy than guaranteed-withdrawal annuities. But overall, “these new annuity products are not bad,” Jacobs said. “If they would get their total expenses down a percent, they would be very good.” Annuity expenses, long a target of critics, reduce dollar for dollar your investment returns (but not the withdrawal guarantees). I wouldn’t want combined annuity mortality and expense charges and rider fees to go much beyond 1.75 percent a year. I prefer riders such as American Skandia’s that can be canceled and restarted at any time and in which fees are based on the actual account value, not on a guaranteed withdrawal amount that can be higher. With many details to consider, anyone contemplating such an annuity should get advice from a nonbiased financial professional – one who does not stand to gain or lose anything whether you buy or not. Humberto Cruz offers personal finance advice each Thursday and answers readers’ questions each Saturday. Write him at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In June, I wrote that my wife, Georgina, had bought a variable annuity offering a guarantee of lifetime income without having to annuitize, that is, without giving up access to her principal. Since then, I’ve received 500-plus e-mails from readers and even financial advisers wanting to find such an annuity. I’ve been asked to discuss in greater detail whether this “lifetime-income” annuity rider is worth the cost. I’ll do that, but first a refresher. A variable annuity is a contract with an insurance company that allows you to invest in tax-deferred “sub-accounts” that resemble mutual funds. You have the option but not the obligation to annuitize, that is, surrender your principal for a series of guaranteed payments for life. What the lifetime-income rider does is allow you to make withdrawals for life while retaining access to principal. Say you deposit $100,000 in an annuity with a 5 percent lifetime-income rider. The insurance company guarantees you can withdraw $5,000 a year for life even if your account balance is depleted (in that case, the insurance company will use its own money to pay you). You can stop taking withdrawals whenever you want and access any money remaining in your account. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 That’s a point annuity sellers don’t always explain properly. In this example, if you stop receiving payments, there is no guarantee you’ll get your original $100,000 back. You’ll get whatever is left in your account, which can be more or less than $100,000 depending on how your investments perform. The guarantee of lifetime income applies only to you, not your beneficiary. Annuities with this rider differ on the basic death benefit the beneficiary receives, from the remaining account value to any original principal still not paid back. (You can increase this basic death benefit, at a cost.) Annuity lifetime-income riders include American Skandia’s “Lifetime Five,” Jackson National’s “LifeGuard 5,” John Hancock’s “Principal Plus for Life” and Transamerica’s “5 For Life.” Ohio National offers a “Guaranteed Minimum Income Benefit Plus” rider that, while technically not a guaranteed withdrawal benefit, can generate even higher lifetime income while maintaining access to principal if managed properly. To me, the main attraction of the lifetime-income riders is not the guaranteed 5 percent income, the typical percentage. You can get 5 percent interest from a diversified portfolio of investment-grade bonds. Since you have to be a certain age to qualify to start guaranteed withdrawals – as old as 65 in John Hancock’s rider – you may be dead before getting all your principal back. Rather, the main attraction is that, with the safety net of a minimum withdrawal guarantee, you may be more confident investing in stocks, and consequently achieve higher long-term returns. If your account value goes up, your guaranteed income also may go up. last_img read more

DD Fitness: High protein breakfast recipes

first_imgBreakfast doesn’t have to be difficult.The one thing I ALWAYS teach the Rushe Fitness members is that they shouldn’t stress over food.It’s not worth it in the long run. The question that I get most, ALWAYS involves what to have for breakfast that is high in protein and tastes great.People tend to get bored of eggs, but this is because they usually run out of ways to cook them.Food should follow 3 rules.It should be; TastyVisually pleasingLeave you satisfied after.Why then, do the majority of diets involve the complete opposite and the ones that try and follow the rules above are usually too high in calories?It doesn’t make any sense to me.So, I am going to give you 5 recipes that are really easy to make, are full of flavour and will make you want to use them over and over again.JOIN OUR FITNESS COMMUNITY HERE AND GET ACCESS TO HUNDREDS OF RECIPES LIKE THESE!Overnight oats OVERNIGHT OATSYou can use a Mason jar for full effect and build the ingredients from the bottom up in layers.Ingredients:40g porridge oats100ml almond milk for moisture100g 0% Greek yogurt1tsp ground cinnamonBlueberries to top off the mix.Leave overnight and simply stir together the following morning and serve. Egg MuffinsEGG MUFFINSThis is a staple in all of my programs and my Rushe Fitness members love them.Ingredients;6 Eggs2 rashers Bacon1 small Onion, finely diced1 tsp dried Oregano1 tbsp Olive OilMethod.Preheat oven to 180c (160f), 350f, Gas Mark 4.Line a muffin tin with 4 paper cases.In a bowl whisk the eggs & seasoning together.In a small frying pan, using the olive oil, fry the bacon untilAllow to cool slightly. And chop/crumble the bacon.Add the bacon & onion to the egg mix. Beat well & divide between the 4 muffin cases. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until firm.These savoury muffins can be eaten chilled & taken to work inBLUEBERRY YOGURT SMOOTHIEIngredients:100g Greek Yoghurt50g Blueberries1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder1 tsp chia seedsAdd all ingredients together in a blender and mix until preferred consistency is reached.Water can be added to thin out the mix if it is too thick.THE RUSHE FITNESS ‘FRY UP’ The standard fry up is death on a plate and can come in at anything from 600 – 1200 calories.This version is high in protein and lower in fat.Ingredients:1 Turkey sausages1 slices of Turkey bacon1 Poached Egg1 TBSP sugar free baked beans1/2 tomato1 Portabello Mushroom Cap1 slimbo.Everything here is grilled, except for the beans and egg.A usual fry up comes in at around,1000 calories in it and 69g of fat, when it is grilled.This version comes in at 306 calories, 8g of fat and 23g of protein, which makes it a better option all around.HIGH PROTEIN PORRIDGE OATS (Proats)Porridge is a favourite in Ireland.People rarely want to give it up when they are starting out on a program, but I like to get a serving of protein at every meal.So, the compromise that we have it to make ‘Proats’.Proats are basically oats with a scoop of protein added in.You can add whatever flavour of protein you like, depending on your preference.It couldn’t be easier to make either.Ingredients;40g oats1 scoop proteinWaterMilk can be added after to thin it out if needed.How you add the protein is dependent on preference also.Some prefer to add it after they make the porridge and stir it in.Some prefer to mix everything together and then make the Proats.Some add the protein to the porridge mix when it is almost cooked.How you do it will depend on how you cook your oats and what is easiest for you.This is really easy and ticks all the boxes for a good breakfast, especially on a training day.These recipes have all come from and been created for my Rushe Fitness, members and it gives a great variety to their breakfasts.Try them all out and let me know what you think of them.#summershapeupIf you would like to join a thriving gym community that will keep you motivated and focused on achieving your results, click the link below to get signed up now. JOIN HERE NOW!DD Fitness: High protein breakfast recipes was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more