WWE SmackDown LIVE Review; November 27, 2018

first_imgAdvertisement 91xNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs22Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E83r5m( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) zabeWould you ever consider trying this?😱cbhxqCan your students do this? 🌚4i6cdRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement This week, SmackDown LIVE kicked off with the return of SmackDown Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch. Without wasting much time, The Man went straight to the point and called out her former best friend, Charlotte Flair.The two superstars engaged in a war of words before General Manager Paige stepped in to calm things down and ultimately, rewarded Charlotte with a Women’s Championship opportunity at TLC.Advertisement The Usos vs The BarAdvertisement The Bar took the upper hand in the first half of the match before Jimmy Uso tossed Sheamus over the top rope and gave himself some breathing room to tag in Jey Uso.Jey was on a roll and came close to sealing the pinfall victory with the Superkick but Sheamus kicked out at two. The Bar managed to evade a series of strikes until the Usos took out Sheamus and launched a 2 on 1 attack on Cesaro to secure the win and a future SmackDown Tag Team Championship opportunity.Shinsuke Nakamura vs RusevShinsuke Nakamura attacked Rusev prior to the match and struck him on the back of his neck. The United States Champion then followed it up with a couple of Kinshasa strikes firstly, inside the squared circle and later, outside the ring.AJ Styles addresses Daniel BryanAJ Styles made his first appearance in two weeks after losing the WWE Championship to Daniel Bryan. The Phenomenal One called out the WWE Champion and said that they did not have to wait till TLC to face each other.However, to AJ’s disappointment, Bryan wasn’t in the building and later, remarked that his opponent’s newfound attitude was probably because Daniel was watching Monday Night RAW and he must have been getting his ideas from thereKofi Kingston vs The MizFollowing their backstage encounter, The Miz battled New Day’s Kofi Kingston. The A-lister took control but was unable to avoid the outside interference of Xavier Woods and Big E at ringside.Miz exposed the turnbuckle while the referee was checking on Kofi however, his plans were spoiled by Big E. He then tried to use a steel chair while the official was distracted by Big E but once again failed as Woods snatched it away and further allowed Kingston to land the Trouble in Paradise for the three count.Randy Orton attacks Rey MysterioRandy Orton stated that his actions last week wasn’t meant to disrespect the Lucha culture but instead, it was meant to embarrass Rey Mysterio. The Viper’s promo was cut short as Mysterio interrupted and made his way down to the ring in a neck brace.However, Rey’s bravery didn’t last long as Orton took advantage of his injured neck and tried to rip the mask off his head again. The former World Heavyweight Champion regrouped and attacked Randy with a series of strikes on his left leg.Mysterio was then able to deliver a couple of 619 to The Viper but his attempts of using the steel chair proved to be unsuccessful as Orton landed the Snake Eyes DDT and continued the vicious onslaught on his enemy. Jeff Hardy’s 20th anniversary celebrationThe entire SmackDown roster paid their tribute to Jeff Hardy which was further, capped off by a resounding ovation from the WWE Universe. The celebration was cut short by Samoa Joe, who had some very harsh things to say about Hardy and made references about his dark past.After listening to Joe’s words, the Charismatic Enigma Jeff Hardy was only in the mood for a fight. Samoa Joe momentarily obliged to his counterpart’s challenge but turned his back and exited the arena.Women’s Battle Royal – Winner joins SmackDown Women’s Title TLC MatchZelina Vega was the first to be eliminated by Lana until the Ravishing Russian was then sent over the top rope by The IIconics. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce’s teamwork didn’t withstand much longer as the duo was eliminated by Asuka.Naomi, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Asuka and Carmella were the final five competitors remaining until the latter was taken out by The Empress of Tomorrow. Deville avenged her partner’s elimination by sending out Naomi.Sonya and Asuka remained as the final two. Following a close bout on the apron, Asuka eliminated Deville to win the Battle Royal and made her entry into the SmackDown Women’s Championship match at TLC. Advertisementlast_img read more

Twin tons for Premier guns

first_imgBy Russell Bennett WGCA PREMIER DIVISION REVIEW – ROUND 4 (Day 1)   KOOWEERUP v MERINDA PARK ONE of the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

How the nest was won

first_imgWEST GIPPSLAND FOOTBALL NETBALL COMPETITION REVEW – ROUND 16 Sea Eagles coach Tom McQualter spoke to the Gazette outside the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Russell Bennett last_img

Organizers make difficult decision, cancel 2018 GFI Baseball Tournament

first_imgThere’s been another casualty due to the Great Flood of 2018.On its Facebook Page Friday, the Grand Forks International Baseball Committee said it is cancelling the 2018 Tournament due to the spring flooding that has devastated the Boundary City this spring.“The Grand Forks International Committee is saddened to make the difficult decision to Cancel this year’s Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament scheduled for June 26-July 2, 2018,” Steve Boutang, Tournament Co-ordinator for the GFI said in the Facebook post.“The impact of recent flooding has rendered business and accommodations damaged or destroyed, has depleted the necessary volunteer base required to operate the tournament, and has generally devastated the community to a point where it is impossible to move forward with this event for 2018.”The GFI Baseball Tournament dates back to 1968 when Larry Seminoff and other local baseball enthusiasts held the first annual International Labor day Tournament at James Donaldson Park.As the annual tournament grew the organizing committee was able to garner corporation sponsorship to become home to what is recognized by many as one of the best tournaments of its kind in North America. However, the flood of 2018 was too much to overcome for the organizing committee.With the city pulled in every direction in efforts to save homes and businesses, the volunteer base became stretched to exhaustion, forcing the committee to make the most difficult decision.“There is too much uncertainty in the coming few months to make commitments to travelling teams or to allow us to entertain holding any kind of successful event due to these logistical challenges facing us as a whole,” Boutang said.The Seattle-Cheney Studs scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to walk off the Alaska Goldpanners 3-2 in the final of the 2017 GFI tournament.The victory earned the Studs the grand prize in the money baseball tournament while the Goldpanners took home second place cash.The organizing committee is thankful to the City of Grand Forks and Provincial departments, the RCMP, the Canadian Armed Forces and especially all the volunteers of this great community that are working around the clock to help the City rebuild.“The City will rebound and be stronger than ever, and so will the GFI,” Boutang exclaimed. “The 37th tournament will return June 25-July 1, 2019 and we look forward to bringing you this wonderful event at that time.”“Stay Strong Grand Forks,” Boutang adds.last_img read more

Tribesmen Triumphant – McGettigans Rugby League All Ireland Final

first_imgA new name would adorn the trophy as the Galway Tribesmen and the Ballynahinch Rabbitohs set of to seek glory. The game commenced with the Rabbitohs kicking short and meeting the first tackle ferociously. On a balmy summer day with the sun beating down on the pitch and baking anything exposed to it two gladiator teams strode out, both with the sole intent of leaving the pitch later that afternoon as the champion Rugby League team on the island of Ireland. Hard driving gave the Tribesmen good early positioning and they worked hard to support. Kenny Calladine, the Rabbitohs player coach was injured in first tackle he made and had to be helped from the pitch with a shoulder injury. The Rabbitohs were then awarded with a penalty for offside during their first possession and after kicking downfield and setting the ball up with an early drive Karl Yellop burst through three tackles after 4 minutes to score for the Rabbitohs but Hugh Van Asbeck missed the kick. A quick play the ball from the restart lead to a good roll on and Yellop was menacing for the Rabbitohs but after good build up play the kick went dead and the ball was turned over. From the 20m restart Galway caught the Rabbitohs napping and good attacking by Galway lead to a penalty. They refused the 2 and attacked and seemed to have scored but a double movement penalty was given against Paddy Finn.The ball was then turned over by Rabbitohs and a speculative kick went out just short of try line. Big hit ups and big tackles the order of the day and the big lads went looking for action. Following a punt down field a fantastic kick return by Alan McMahon, exploiting the gaps and racing 40m back up the pitch setup Galway for further attacking position.Galway had settled early and looked fluid in attack though they wasted chances with kicks early in the tackle count and in defence a high tackle on Kenny James offered some relief for the Rabbitohs, who were struggling to come to terms with the loss of Calladine. Hugh Van Asbeck assumed bossing the Rabbitohs and directing them around the pitch and they got some good field position but wasted it with a poorly executed bomb that went dead. Galway came back and Mica Antonio, the club captain made huge yards and offloaded brilliantly but James Simpson pounced and stole the ball for the Rabbitohs.A huge hit by Galway to retrieve possession meant they were back on the ball and a fine cross chip kick by Peter O’Neill gave Josh Nugent a sniff and that was all he needed to collect the ball and score in the corner. O’Neill then edged the Tribesmen in front with a fantastic touchline conversion.At this stage Galway looked settled and in their groove, the injury to talisman Kenny Calladine meant the Rabbitohs had lost their shape and were struggling to get the same level of roll on. The Tribesmen were now dominant in the tackle and were winning the middle ground. Yet soon after great movement of the ball from Van Asbeck put the ball into Kenny James hands and he freed his winger to attack the line. Great interplay opened up the Tribesmen further but the ball went to ground and the chance was lost.With just 20 minutes played three players had now left the pitch due to injury, such was the ferocity that the game was being played at. Good pressure from the Rabbitohs saw a knock on and a turnover of ball. Great play from Jacob Spargo saw a superb steal and the ball turned over but it was soon back in Rabbitohs hands as a loose pass was pounced upon and a great in and out run saw Chris Orr score a superb try that was unfortunately not converted.The Rabbitohs started their next set with go forward and the Tribesmen found them difficult to handle but just when they were attacking Van Asbeck overcooked his Crossfield kick and it went straight into touch. Galway needed a response and they worked hard with their big lads to punch a hole in the Rabbitohs defence and when Antonio put O‘Neill through it was three against one but the final pass wasn’t great and the ball was lost forward. Van Asbeck then made great ground direct from the scum and offloaded to James who added yardage. The final ball to Jason Barr, who was having his own personal battle with Nugent was lost and the tribesmen began again, with a typical Antonio offload.On thirty minutes McMahon blasted through from about 20 out and scored under the sticks. O’Neill then put the extra two over and there was now a try between the two sides. From the restart Kenny Calladine, already in the wars, took on Antonio and the collision was huge and damaging. Calladine came out of it worst and didn’t get up from the ground. He left the pitch with his jersey being used as a support for his shoulder, as he had done in the first few minutes but this time there would be no return.From the restart a wonderful run by Conor Mackey ended when he offloaded to Ethon Maloney, who duly returned the offload to Mackey to send the Tribesmen further ahead, the first time in the game there had been more than one score between the teams. This was converted by O’NeillThe Rabbitohs needed to ensure no further damage was done in this half and they were assisted by a knock on by the Tribesmen from the kick off. A score now would make the second half very interesting and the Rabbitohs were now 10 out after a steal was penalised. The Tribesmen were as determined in defence as they were attack and repelled the Rabbitohs who ended the set with an ineffectual kick that went dead.The Rabbitohs were dropping off tackles and needed half time ASAP but great defence stopped the score increasing as they returned a great grubber kick from in goal into the field of play.The second half started with a low punt from the tribesmen at kick off. The Rabbitohs quickly returned it and were met with a fired up defence. The fifth tackle saw a bomb that was too shallow to cause any issue but the ball was immediately back in Rabbitohs hands for a repeat set. The Tribesmen however were controlling the tackle beautifully until a great break by Nathan Gibson, who injured himself in the process, was followed by a quick play the ball and Yellop got his second of the day from close range. The two points weren’t added and this was now the difference on the scoreboard between the two teams.The Rabbitohs were doing too much around the ruck which allowed for the Tribesmen to control. A great bomb was taken brilliantly by Yellop and his offload was knocked on by the Tribesmen, resulting in a scrum 10 metres out from their own line. The Rabbitohs could sniff the line and superb line defence was troubling the Rabbitohs but the sucker punch of a one yard scoot by Orr, to an open goal line, gave the Rabbitohs the four points. Ben Parkinson now took over kicking duties but still the Rabbitohs didn’t trouble the scoreboard for 2 pointers.As happens often after a try the scorers can make a mistake from the restart and a knock on gave the Tribesmen great field position. But they didn’t respect the ball and it was soon back in their opponents hands. Andy Simpson now took it to the Tribesmen and this was followed up with similar from the hard working Gary Crawford before great hands put Yellop near the line. His offload to Burekama ended up lost but the Rabbitohs had just gone 80 metres in four tackles and were now in the ascendance.Wonderful footwork by Colm Neary opened up the Rabbitohs but the final pass went to an opposition player and they were subsequently penalised for dragging him into touch after the tackle was complete. The Rabbitohs now had great field position and Orr danced through for his hat-trick with a wonderful step of either foot to open them up to put the Rabbitohs in the lead for the first time since 30th Minute. Parkinson added the 2 points and the Rabbitohs extended their lead. From the restart the Rabbitohs were quickly up to the halfway line and troubling their opponents and the Rabbitohs nearly scored again when they went close in at the corner but great cover defence kept them at bay.The Tribesmen needed to regroup, get a platform going and move down the pitch. From the ensuing scrum the Rabbitohs worked the ball across the pitch and Yellop went in from close to put daylight between the two sides. Ben Parkinson’s 2 pointer meant the score was now 28-18 to the Rabbitohs and there was 10 points separating them. Worryingly there had been 20 unanswered points since the restart.A great kick off resulted in a drop out from under the sticks and possession to the tribesmen but they knocked on, rather than catch the ball and the tensions got the better of a few as both sides got involved in handbags. The referee dealt with this superbly and got the game restarted via a scrum. Kenny James cut a great line and bust the tackle but the pass to him was forward. The Tribesmen were back in possession in their opponents half, could they make the most of it?They were reverting to their free flowing game and the offloads were working. Added to that a penalty for not standing square and they now had a repeat set deep into Rabbitohs territory. Another wonderful offload by Mica Antonio created the extra man and Cathal Evans finished to reduce the deficit and O’Neill kept up his remarkable kicking with another conversion from wide out to make the score 28-24 to the Rabbitohs.The Tribesmen were buoyed by this and made great yards before an unusual cross field kick early in the tackle count, near the half way line, gave possession back to the Rabbitohs. Yellop was having a stellar game, as was his centre partner Kenny James and they set the platform but a clumsy offload by Simpson saw Colm Neary (7) kick ahead and he regained and made great ground before tackled and then flopped upon. The professional foul resulted in Chris Gibson being sin binned and the Tribesmen now had a one man advantage for the next 10 minutes. Could they make it count?Yes they could as Antonio powered over from close range and the try was given by the referee although the touch judge saw something which wasn’t taken into consideration. The score was now 28 apiece with a kick to come from the ultra-reliable O’Neill and he didn’t let down. The Tribesmen were now up by 2.For the Tribesmen now ball security and had yards were important. They kept the ball and went forward. Not pretty but at this stage it was about keeping hold of the ball. McMahon came in, shaped to pass and then dragged the ball back to sprint away and score under the posts. In a topsy turvy game we now had the potential for day light between both sides again. O’Neill converted again and there were now two scores between the teams with eight minutes to go.The Rabbitohs desperately needed the ball back now, they were chasing the game but the tribesmen were in no mood to hand it to them. Another outstanding offload meant a set of seven tackles rather than six and when McMahon was sent away it looked like the game had as well but he was penalised for a double movement and the Rabbitohs got a break when a loose patch went into touch but the defence was too eager and gave away a penalty.The tribesmen were now giving away too many penalties and were in danger of losing a player. More great defence kept the Rabbitohs out before a head injury interrupted play. From the restart an immediate score was required but the tribesmen were just too good, they wanted it more. Mica Antonio then offloaded straight to a Rabbitohs player and they were back in defence. The defence, after 79 minutes was like lightning but they got broke with good hands out wide for Paddy James to score. Parkinson converted but it wasn’t enough.From the resulting kick off the hooter sounded and the Rabbitohs tried to move the ball but were caught in possession, meaning they had lost their second All-Ireland final by 2 points.Tribesmen were champions!!print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Wall Stadium season opens April 27

first_imgThe waiting is over. Months of work at the speedway have been completed and hours of fine-tuning in area racecar shops are nearing an end, all in preparation for the start of the 2013 Saturday night professional stock car racing season at Wall Stadium Speedway on April 27.Modified, Sportsman, Limited Late Model, Legend Cars, Factory Stock and 4- Cylinder racers will all be on the agenda.The current schedule for the season opener will see the competitor pit area open at 11:30 a.m., with a paid testing session for competitors running from 12-2:30 p.m. The regular afternoon practice session will follow from 2:30-4 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 4 p.m. Fans entering the grandstands between 4-5:30 p.m. will enjoy a $2 discount.The “On Track Party” will set up after practice and run from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Racing action on the third mile-paved oval will begin at 5:45 p.m., with qualifying events to be followed by feature race action for all six divisions tentatively set for 7 p.m.The Modifieds will lead the way in a 40- lap main event, while the Sportsman cars, Limited Late Models, Factory Stocks and the INEX Legend Cars will all battle in 25-lappers. Perhaps the biggest field of cars expected on opening night and all season will be in the 4-Cylinder division. All main events will offer points toward the season-long driving titles in each division.Although defending Modified champion Anthony Sesely of Matawan plans to race on a limited schedule, there will be plenty of competition for opening night glory and the season-long title. Shaun Carrig of Little Falls, brothers-in-law Chas Okerson and Steven Reed, both of Freehold, Modified rookie Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Adam LaCicero of Lavallette, Sportsman champion Eric Mauriello of Howell and lady racer Shawna Ingraham of Brick are just a few of the area’s standout Modified drivers expected to go for the win and the season-long driving title.The speedway’s Sportsman division is also creating a lot of interest for the new season. While 2012 champion Mauriello has moved to the Modified division, standouts Robert Sutphin of Brick, Kevin Davison of Howell, brothers Zack and Trevor Alspach of Willingboro, Andrew Krause of Holmdel and former champion Kevin Eyres of Colts Neck will be among those offering plenty of competition for the opening night win and 2013 crown.Wall Stadium Speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. More information can be obtained by visiting wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is ckmotorsports@aol.com.last_img read more

Arifa Mohamed of iMed: making virtual health care a reality

first_img“Imagine visiting the doctor without ever leaving your house.” Those are the first words uttered by young tech entrepreneur Arifa Mohamed to describe her start-up company, iMed, which is about to revolutionise the medical industry in Guyana.“Imagine your medical prescription being delivered through your phone. Imagine having an on-demand cardiologist, psychiatrist, primary-care physician, or any specialist. This is the power of iMed – Guyana’s first ‘virtual doctor’ initiative, an app that enables the end consumer to access licensed health-care practitioners in an affordable way.“This initiative aims to tackle a few of Guyana’s social issues, including: 1) Inefficient public health systems; 2) our Indigenous communities’ limited access to health care; 3) geographic limitations across the country, and 4) expensive private health care. The second phase of this project aims to use the app as a health tracker, pills reminder, and offline knowledge bank. The third phase of this project aims to develop mobile add-on medical devices that analyse blood, track health, and do ultrasounds.With two partners and a team of volunteer app developers, the start-up’s founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is determined to make the ‘Uber for medicine’ a reality, aiming for a mid-2018 launch. “We’re currently in mobile development and are working to create a network of health-care practitioners,” she says.Fresh from the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017, in India, a fired-up Mohamed, who was hard at work despite a bad bout of the flu picked aboard, said her experience there has made her even more focused. “GES 2017 was nothing short of amazing and life-changing…. [it] exposed me to a greater level of understanding of the current trends, and innovative and disruptive industries that are flourishing and making international waves throughout the entrepreneurial community.”She said one of the major advantages of GES 2017 was its success in bringing entrepreneurs of all ages, experiences and accomplishments from 140 countries around the world into one venue.“Every true entrepreneur deserves to experience an event like GES 2017. It will quickly propel your business/venture to heights and directions that you didn’t even know possible! I’m now back in Guyana with a wealth of new knowledge, connections, mentors, and a massive network of exciting entrepreneurs and new business opportunities for myself and other Guyanese… I must say thank you again to the US Government for sponsoring my trip and thank you to the Government of India for hosting us! Massive kudos for investing in the success of female entrepreneurs around the world,” the East Coast Demerara resident said.At just 25 years old, Mohamed’s drive and commanding presence belie her years, as she juggles working as a Business Development Manager for a social media marketing company, spearheading iMedGY’s mobile development, her legal studies, and a new engagement. But the University of Guyana law student has long been a go-getter and fearless, moving from the Essequibo Coast to Georgetown at the age of 16 by her lonesome to pursue her tertiary education. A former Anna Regina Multilateral School student, Mohamed says Facebook Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sanberg is her dream mentor, explaining that Sanberg, one of US’s most influential female executives, has helped to dramatically boost revenues at Facebook and also founded Lean In, a non-profit to support women’s empowerment.In reflecting on her own journey into digital business, the millennial said: “You can’t do it alone. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Starting something is hard, especially something that is a bit out of the norm. There are so many moving pieces and factors to take into account that it can become really overwhelming, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. I’ve been lucky to have reached out to a few persons outside of Guyana who were very helpful!”Armed with her smartphone and her go-to app Cortana, Mohamed is ready to make Guyana a healthier place virtually.Contact: 592-225-1842 | +592-651-0675Want to be featured on the business page or know someone who should be or maybe you just have a comment, contact businesspagegy@gmail.comlast_img read more

Italy coach opens door to Balotelli return

first_imgBut following his disastrous stint at Liverpool and an ineffective loan spell at AC Milan, Balotelli has revived his flagging career at French side Nice, hitting eight league goals.“I think no one doubts Balotelli the player, his qualities are indisputable. He was sidelined due to other, behavioural factors,” Ventura told the Tiki Taka television programme.“He has to resolve these problems by himself. Sometime in the future I will be going to watch a couple of Mario’s games and I will speak with him.“Not to fix his problems, but to discuss them with him.”Balotelli is currently embroiled in a dispute with Ligue 1 club Bastia after claiming to have been subjected to monkey chants at the Corsicans’ ground last week.Born in Palermo to Ghanaian immigrants before being adopted by the Balotelli family, the forward’s career has been blighted by controversy.But he has also suffered racist abuse and in April 2015 British anti-discrimination body Kick It Out said he had received more than 4,000 racist messages via social media during the 2014-15 season.Italy are tied with Spain at the top of their 2018 World Cup qualifying group after winning three and drawing one of their first four games.They host Albania on March 24 and are expected to fight for top spot, which offers direct qualification for Russia, when they play Spain away on September 2.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Balotelli.PHOTO/FileMILAN, Italy, Jan 24 – Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura plans talks with Mario Balotelli, paving the way for the striker to put his troubled past behind him and rejoin the squad for World Cup qualifying.The 26-year-old Balotelli has not played for Italy since the ill-fated 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil, where the four-time champions exited at the first hurdle for the second successive edition.last_img read more

Ronaldo has ‘clear conscience’ amid tax evasion accusations

first_img0Shares00Real Madrid’s striker Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, is the world’s highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine © AFP / Adrian DENNISMADRID, Spain, Jun 14 – Cristiano Ronaldo insisted Wednesday he had a “clear conscience” after Spanish prosecutors accused Real Madrid’s star forward of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.“Conscience clear, always,” Ronaldo told reporters at Lisbon airport as he and his Portuguese teammates prepared to fly out to the Confederations Cup in Russia. Real Madrid earlier gave their backing to Ronaldo, releasing a statement saying the club had “full confidence in our player Cristiano Ronaldo, who we understand has acted in accordance with the legality regarding the fulfilment of his fiscal obligations”.“Since his arrival at Real Madrid C.F. in July 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo has always shown a clear will to fulfil all his tax obligations.“Real Madrid C.F. are absolutely convinced that our player, Cristiano Ronaldo, will prove his total innocence in this process. Real Madrid C.F. hope that justice is done as quickly as possible so that his innocence can be proven as soon as possible.”The 32-year-old Ronaldo — the world’s highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine — follows in the footsteps of Barcelona forward and Argentina star Lionel Messi, who was found guilty of the same offence last year, although the sums involved were allegedly smaller.If he too is put on trial and found guilty, he risks “a fine of at least 28 million” euros ($31.3 million) and could potentially be jailed for three-and-a-half years, according to the Gestha union of experts at Spain’s Inland Revenue.Ronaldo is accused of “four crimes against the public treasury between 2011-14… which involves tax fraud of 14,768,897 euros”, Madrid’s public prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.“The accused took advantage of a company structure created in 2010 to hide income generated in Spain from his image rights from tax authorities, which is a ‘voluntary’ and ‘conscious’ breach of his fiscal obligations in Spain,” it said.Prosecutors accuse the Portugal international of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland, known for its low corporate tax rate.In addition, they say he only declared 11.5 million euros of Spanish-related income from 2011 to 2014, while what he really earned during that time was close to 43 million euros.And finally, they accuse him of “voluntarily” refusing to include 28.4 million euros in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company.0Shares00(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgPicture taken in the famous townland of Mullaghduff three days before the All-Ireland in 1992…..Declan, Paul, Elaine and Kevin (The Yank) Boyle decked out in Donegal gear.None of them made it to Croker that weekend in ’92 but all four are hoping to get there for this one with Elaine flying in from Rio de Janeiro where she lives and works.  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY (AND A TRIP FROM RIO!) was last modified: September 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY (AND A TRIP FROM RIO!)last_img read more