Pogba buys American-style ring for France’s World Cup winners

first_img“It’s a small gesture after winning a World Cup with great players. I consider them my family. It’s a small gift from me.”Earlier on Wednesday France midfielder Blaise Matuidi tweeted a photo showing him and Pogba holding the boxes containing the enormous rings.“Unforgettable present for an unforgettable memory. Thanks from the bottom of my heart to the jewellery @paulpogba.” Matuidi wrote.Pogba said he had already made a similar gesture when he left Juventus, where he won four straight Serie A titles, for Manchester United.“I made a small gift to the players when I left,” he said.“It was a small gesture to thank them for the trophies, because we do not play alone, we never win on our own,” he added.Pogba hatched the plan with Antoine Griezmann, a fan of American basketball, where championship rings, which originated in baseball, are common.“A World Cup you do not win it alone, the players were there behind me, they supported me” and despite “criticism”, the group remained “bonded”, Pogba said.“A small gesture like that is nothing because a World Cup is for life, this ring you can lose, but the World Cup you do not lose that,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Midfielder Paul Pogba hatched the plan to give his France team-mates world championship rings with Antoine Griezmann, a fan of American basketball where such jewellery is common © AFP / Thomas SAMSONCLAIREFONTAINE-EN-YVELINES, France, Mar 20 – “The present has arrived,” said Paul Pogba on Wednesday, confirming he had given all his France team-mates world champion rings modelled on those in many American sports.“We handed them out to the players, the reaction was good, they thanked me,” Pogba told a press conference at France’s training centre.last_img read more

Chelsea v Burnley player ratings

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Time for Mars Life Again

first_imgMethane detection around Mars is giving new life to claims there is life on Mars.  Space.com #1 and Space.com #2 explain why NASA scientists are looking to see if the methane can be explained geologically or biologically.  Some news sites, like The Sun, go over the top with claims life has been discovered.  Only the readers who look at the ending lines will realize there is skepticism about the claims.  The BBC News presented both biology and geology as possibilities.  See earlier reports on Mars methane from 03/30/2004, 11/14/2004 and 12/14/2004.This can only mean one thing: it’s funding season again.  NASA helped distract attention from Clinton’s sins in 1996 with the whiz-bang press conference about life in the Martian meteorite.  That provided enough funds to launch the science of Astrobiology (04/17/2006, 08/06/2006).  They probably need a boost from Obama.  The safe money is on the geology (see sample rebuttal on Reasons.org).  Earth’s methane is biogenic, but Titan’s is geological.  The question no one is asking is whether a geological origin suggests Mars is not as old as claimed (09/28/2004).  You can ask it, though.  Meanwhile, enjoy Wayne Stayskal’s cartoon.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio’s Buehler vying for National FFA office

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio’s candidate to become National FFA Officer for 2017-2018 is Mary Buehler, former president of the Ohio FFA Association. She continues to be in contention for national office.“It’s really neat to transition from state president to national officer candidate,” Buehler said. “A lot of those people that I met throughout my year last year — those members — they are what have inspired me to run as a national officer and I’ve been getting a lot of texts and messages from them as encouragement and I just hope I can represent Ohio to the best of my ability.”Buehler must go through a number of interviews that whittle down the amount of blue corduroy-clad young people hoping to lead the organization over the next year.“It started back in June. I was chosen for a candidate for Ohio so it’s been all sorts of prep and studying since then. I drove to Indy on Friday evening and we started the process bright and early at 7 a.m. on Saturday. I’ve had three rounds of interviews so far and one more to go before we find out who’s going to be advancing on.”Buehler offers advice to FFA members experience the 90th National FFA Convention.“I would say just to soak up the awesomeness that is convention. It’s so empowering to be in such a big sea of blue and to meet people from all across the nation. There’s a lot of really neat people. Lock in that encouragement and inspiration and bring it back home with you.”last_img read more

How Mastercard wants to become your new travel ticket

first_imgPublic transportation systems around the world are very different. Ticketing systems and route information are often confusing and rarely convenient for the user. But what if your credit card could act as a Fifth Element-style multipass enabling you to board that commuter train or bus with a wave of your hand?This is the idea behind Mastercard’s initiative to make its contactless payment system to work getting people around town, or cross-country, with ease.Embracing contactless paymentsMore than 80 cities around the globe are enabling commuters to pay for their train or bus pass by tapping their card on an onboard terminal. For users that prefer to use their smartphones as a contactless payment medium, this feature will work for them, as well.This allows holders of a Mastercard to skip the ticket lines and hop on board with a tap or a swipe. London, a city with one of the largest public transportation systems in the world, introduced contactless payments in 2014. Since then, an incredible 40% of daily pay-as-you-go trips are taken by passengers using this system.See also: How contactless payments can help disaster-proof smart citiesCommuter rail lines in New York are set up so travelers can “Masterpass” their ticket. Singapore is following suit, becoming the first city to offer contactless ticketing in the Asian market.“While every city has its own characteristics, virtually all of them are dealing with congestion and pollution, hence they are eager to shift passengers from cars to public transport,” said Pablo Tomasi, senior analyst, smart cities and IoT, IHS Markit. “With constraints on their budgets, cities are looking for smart, cost efficient ticketing and demand management solutions that enhance urban life.”Mastercard showcased this technology during the Global Public Transportation Summit in Montreal this week. Mobile ticketing and contactless payments are a key part of Mastercard’s strategy to extend its reach and provide a value-add for its customers.What are long-term implications?Mobile ticketing and contactless payments are an appealing addition to any public transportation system. These systems have long been struggling with a ticketing bottleneck. Having a simple, one-step solution for passengers to board and pay their fare makes life easier not only for Mastercard’s customers but countless other passengers in the transportation system.This isn’t an exclusive system for Mastercard customers. Visa, American Express, and other payment system providers have long been pushing to make it easier for their customers to use their services. Time will tell whether or not this system will make public transportation more appealing to the larger market. Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Ryan Matthew Pierson Related Posts How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…center_img How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#MasterCard#Payments#travel IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…last_img read more

Resource Discovery: Childhood Maltreatment Effects on the Brain

first_imgBy Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT“Maltreatment during childhood can lead to long-term changes in brain circuits that process fear, researchers say. This could help explain why children who suffer abuse are much more likely than others to develop problems like anxiety and depression later [in life].”We have discussed effects of trauma on children in previous posts. Today’s Resource Discovery focuses on new research findings that add to the numerous effects that children often experience. A recent National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast of All Things Considered reported findings from a study exploring the effects of childhood maltreatment on the brain. Researchers found that abuse experienced in childhood can change brain circuits that process fear and show connection to adolescents developing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Furthermore, girls demonstrated increased vulnerability to brain changes caused by stress or trauma. For more information on this study, listen to the full web broadcast here. This post was written by Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT, Social Media Specialist.  She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Will Your Actions Today Get You Where You Want to Be in the Future

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now How will your future self judge your actions when it comes to how you spent your time today? Flash forward five years from today. Looking back from that vantage point, how will what you did today serve you in that future place?The Calendar and the TruthIf you look at today’s calendar, will you see appointments and events that helped you to achieve your goals? Or will there be nothing but white space, and indication that you sat passively, waiting for the day to act on you?If you were to look at your phone records for the day, would it show time invested with the people and projects that were your true priorities? Or would there be no record of calls to people who were conspiring to help you achieve your goals? Did you communicate with the people whose help you need to get you where you are going?What will your digital footprint show? Will it show that you developed content that is part of your legacy? Does your digital footprint prove you created content aligned with your mission and your purpose? Or will it show time wasted on novelties and partisan political posts that amused only you?What about the people you love and care about? Where will they show up? Will you have done something worth noting today? If they are the reason you are hustling, will they even know that?Choosing Your Future RegretsWill what you did today serve your future self, or will it cause your future self to express regret over having wasted time?If you don’t know where you want to be five years from now, then it’s difficult to judge how well you did today. If you can’t answer the questions in this post, then the best way to spend your time might be to determine where you want to be five years from and what you want to be doing.Without a vision, without direction, you are simply drifting.last_img read more