Quarantine Experience: Toni Kroos shifts to in-door modeling

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Of The Most Successful Female Racers To Know About5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks “I’m not bored, as I’m sure you can imagine with three kids. Being at home is never boring with the children around. “Whatever way you want to look at it, the main thing is that we are all fine.” Kroos went on to tell of how he’s been doing some modeling for his wife. “Here at home I’ve been trying out a few different hairstyles but I only do it for my wife,” the German playmaker added. He revealed that he’s been on a noodle-heavy diet because of his children and joked: “I have a lot of toilet paper here at home”. On a more serious note, when asked about the possible rearrangement of the Euros, Kroos made clear his primary concern was combatting the virus. Read AlsoLockdown: Table tennis to the rescue for Gini Wijnaldum “When the tournament is played is the least of our worries at the moment,” he said. “For now, the most important thing is getting rid of this invisible enemy and for our lives to return to normality.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid ace Toni Kroos has revealed that he has ventured into in-door modeling with his wife as part of activities to keep busy in the forced isolation occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. Toni Kroos is in self-isolation with his family in Madrid, as is now the norm for footballers across Europe. La Liga was suspended last week with Real Madrid two points behind leaders and bitter rivals Barcelona. Kroos, like his teammates, is unsure of when to expect the 2019/20 league campaign to resume or indeed if it will at all. Speaking to the German TV show Late Night Berlin, the 30-year-old midfielder reassured viewers that he was coping well and that boredom wasn’t an option. “We’re in good shape”, he told the TV show (via AS). Toni kroos and wife JessicaAdvertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Bacolod oversight body to study trends in extended ECQ

first_imgLeonardia signed the EO after the national IATF for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the request of city officials to extend the ECQ. The creation of the body is provided in Executive Order (EO) 34 issued by Leonardia on Thursday afternoon to formalize the joint decision of the city officials to further extend the ECQ as a stringent measure to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “The extension of the imposed ECQ is necessary so that the city shall not lose its battle against Covid-19 and to gain more momentum in terms of controlling the spread of the virus,” he said in his latest directive. “Better to err on the side of caution than to live under a false sense of security and suffer for it eventually,” he added. (PNA) BACOLOD City – Mayor Evelio Leonardia has formed an oversight committee that will study the trends and updates of the local conditions during the extended enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) here from May 1 to 15. The oversight committee, which will be composed of five members, including the chairman, will also recommend to the mayor “whatever necessary measures that may be appropriately undertaken on any obtaining events, all in coordination with the city’s Inter-Agency Task Force.”center_img This is the second time the ECQ has been extended in Bacolod after the initial period of March 30 to April 14 was also prolonged until April 30. In an earlier statement, Leonardia said that the city officials presented their unanimous position to the national government that it would be premature to lift the ECQ in Bacolod by April 30 since cases of positive local transmissions are just beginning to emerge and coming to the notice of health authorities. “This novel COVID-19 virus is undeniably deadly and unprecedented in its harm to public health, such that its local transmission is still a grave and present threat that cannot be underestimated. The city should be consistently vigilant and must, therefore, continue to institute stringent measures,” Leonardia added. Leonardia said that while Bacolod is glad after being classified by the IATF as a low-risk area, such is “not an absolute guarantee that its residents are now truly safe and secure.”last_img read more

Khris Negron

first_imgThe feel good story of the year for the Reds is the emergence of Khris Negron as a major leaguer.  This is his first shot as a regular player for the Reds.  He got his chance because of all of the Reds’ injuries this season.  The infielder/outfielder can play almost any position on the field.When you have been a minor leaguer for more than five years, you certainly must take advantage of an opportunity when it presents itself.  Negron easily became a favorite of the fans because of his hustle and a smile from ear to ear.  It will be interesting to see how the Reds use him next year, especially if Cozart still struggles at the plate.Negron is close to 30, but in major league baseball, he should still have many productive seasons still ahead of him.  Good luck to this fine young player.last_img read more

Dates announced for 30th IMCA Dakota Classic Tour

first_imgTour founder John Gartner returns as tour director and Dale McEwen will flag all events. All IMCA rules will be in effect and the same procedures, payout and entry fee rates will be used at all tracks. Estevan Motor Speedway in Saskatchewan is next up on Monday, July 8. Estevan has been a tour track every year since it opened in 2000. On Tuesday, July 9, Williston Basin Speedway hosts the series for the 27th time. MANDAN, N.D. – They’ll celebrate a milestone each night of the 2019 Kupper Chevrolet IMCA Dakota Classic Tour. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, state and special series points will be awarded in both divisions. Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points are also at stake for the Modi­fieds, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region points for the Stock Cars. IMCA Modifieds race for $2,400 to win along with berths on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot each night of the 30th annual tour, scheduled July 6-11. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are also on the card at Saturday through Thursday shows, running for $800 to win. “The Dakota Classic Tour has become a benchmark for tours. Everyone in the country wants to emulate it,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “John has done a fantastic job from day one in promoting this tour and overseeing its growth. It’s a tour we’re proud to be associated with.” Southwest Speedway in Dickinson is next up on Wednesday, July 10, also for the 27th time. And on Thursday, July 11, Championship Night takes the tour to Dacotah Speedway in Mandan.  All events will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.center_img 2019 will be the 15th year, and 14th consecutive year IMCA has sanctioned the Modified portion of the tour. Stock Cars have been sanctioned since joining the tour in 2008. Title sponsor Kupper Chevrolet will furnish a $2,000 point fund for the Modifieds and a $1,000 point fund for the Stock Cars. Contingency awards will also be given to top 10 drivers in both divi­sions. Features will once again qualify 30 cars in the Modified division and 24 cars in the Stock Car divi­sion. All tour tracks have agreed to increase the non-qualifier money in both divisions again in 2019. Dacotah Speedway was one of the original tour tracks when both were created in 1990. Details are still being worked out for the Corral Sales Legendary 50 to be held in Mandan on Friday, July 12.  The North Dakota and Saskatchewan-based tour starts at Jamestown Speedway on Saturday, July 6. This will be the 11th time Jamestown has hosted the series. Round two is Sunday, July 7, at Nodak Speedway. The Minot track was one of the three original tour venues and has hosted a date each year of the long-running series. More information is available from Gartner at 701 202-6075 or by email at johnygman@bis.midco.net.last_img read more

Gov. Holcomb to give COVID-19 update Wednesday

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will provide a media briefing regarding COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana Wednesday afternoon. The 2:30 p.m. conference will be carried live by WRBI.The governor will be joined by the Indiana State Department of Health and other state leaders.last_img

Agger makes Denmark return

first_img Press Association Agger moved to Anfield in January 2006 from the Danish club for a £6million fee and has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the Reds since then, but will now return to the club where he began his career. “Liverpool have been such a big part of my life and my family’s lives for so long, that leaving is extremely difficult,” Agger told Liverpoolfc.com. Defender Daniel Agger has brought an end to his eight-and-a-half-year stay at Liverpool by moving back to Brondby. center_img While he was often a first choice centre-back during much of his time on Merseyside, several injuries have stalled his career and he had slipped down the pecking order in the last couple of seasons under Brendan Rodgers. He made just 20 Premier League appearances last season, despite being club vice-captain, and has not featured at all in this campaign as Rodgers appears to have settled on a first-choice partnership of Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren in the centre of defence. Despite reports linking him with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid or Barcelona over the summer, Agger was adamant he would only leave Liverpool for a return to the club where he made his name. “The opportunity arose for me to return home to Brondby and at this stage of my career it felt like the right decision for me,” Agger added. “I wouldn’t leave here to go anywhere else and that has been proven by my actions in recent seasons – I have turned down many offers to move to other Premier League and European clubs.” The 29-year-old, who has 64 caps for Denmark, played a significant part in Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final in the 2006/07 season, while he helped them to lift the League Cup five years later. Rodgers added: “We’ve been discussing Daniel’s future with him during the close season and I know this is a decision he has reached after much soul searching and deliberation.” last_img read more

Miami man fatally shoots armed robber

first_imgA Florida man is making headlines after protecting his girlfriend and 11-year-old son from an armed intruder.Donovan Stewart, 60, told CBS Miami that the intruder broke into his home wielding an AK-47 weapon while he, his wife, and his son were in his van early Monday morning.“He put an AK-47 to my face,” Stewart told the news station.“I am from Kingston town in Jamaica, and I am not going to go out like a punk. Stewart added. “So I emptied my Glock in his chest.”Shortly after, the robber was declared dead.Stewart told officials that he’s a member of the NRA and has several permits to carry concealed weapons.Police closed the case ruling it self-defense.I am going to defend my life and those I love,” Stewart told CBS Miami.last_img read more

XC : In the distance: Medrano looks to cap off decorated Syracuse career with strong finish

first_img Published on October 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img As an overweight seventh grader, Tito Medrano never envisioned becoming an athlete. He never wanted to run or even join a sports team, but his parents encouraged him to make the necessary lifestyle change to improve his health.Medrano took his parents’ advice and started training with his father, Francisco Medrano, a former professional boxer. After two years, Medrano joined his high school’s cross country team.‘He kind of got me out the door to go run, and he was training himself at the time, so he would take me out and push me,’ Medrano said.Medrano transformed from an overweight teenager to one of Jefferson (Ind.) High School’s best runners. He placed 16th at the Indiana State Meet his senior year and was named a Foot Locker Finalist in the men’s 5K. Medrano’s high school accomplishments earned him recognition from numerous colleges, and he ultimately decided to attend Syracuse to run both cross country and track and field.Four years later, Medrano is one of the Orange’s top runners. In 2009, he became Syracuse’s first All-American in 27 years and contributed to the men’s 2009 and 2010 Big East championship titles, placing 12th and 16th, respectively. Now entering the Big East championship part of his final cross country season, Medrano plans to solidify his reputation as one of the greatest runners Syracuse has seen in almost three decades.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn his final season at SU, he is hoping to lead his team to a third straight Big East title this Saturday in Louisville, Ky. The Orange has taken a step back in 2011, falling out of the top 30 in the national poll after opening the season ranked No. 14 in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Preseason National Poll.But with Medrano leading the way, SU remains confident it can reclaim the conference crown.For Medrano, his success began when his parents realized their son needed to become more active in seventh grade. The training sessions with his father helped shape him into the runner he is today.After training on his own, Medrano emerged as one of his team’s best runners in ninth grade — his first season as a competitive athlete.He was a four-year captain at Jefferson High School, in Lafayette, Ind. He was a four-time sectional champ in track and field and three-time sectional and regional cross country champion.But even after being such a decorated high school runner, Medrano’s high school coach tried to talk him out of running at the next level.‘My coach in high school told me that I shouldn’t aim my goals too high because I wasn’t meant to be a runner,’ Medrano said. ‘He told me I was too short and not good enough, and actually, that is what motivated me to prove him wrong. I wanted to just throw that back in his face.’At the 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships — the biggest meet at the high school level — Medrano met some opponents that would become his teammates at Syracuse a year later.Redshirt junior Griff Graves committed to Syracuse early in his senior year of high school. When he heard Medrano, a runner he met at Foot Locker Championships, was torn between attending SU and Mississippi State, he gave him a call.‘I just kind of talked it over with him, and I just told him, ‘Look, I’d love to run with you and these other guys, and I think that we can make a big impact on this team,” Graves said. ‘I told him that I thought we could get something really special started at Syracuse.’Graves was right.Medrano, Graves and Pat Dupont played a key role in changing the face of the men’s cross country team by winning SU’s first-ever Big East championship in 2009.Medrano was the team’s top runner, earning All-American honors. His season was highlighted by a third-place finish at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, a 12th-place finish at the Big East championship and a 39th-place finish at the NCAA championships.After the historic 2009 season, though, it was tough for Medrano to surpass his accomplishments the following year.In 2010, Medrano finished 17th at the Adidas Invitational, 16th overall at the Big East championship and 71st at the NCAA championships.Although Medrano didn’t have a great season in 2010, his teammates still viewed him as a team leader.‘Tito brings consistency,’ Graves said. ‘He’s been the most consistent runner out of all of us since we’ve been at Syracuse, and he’s the runner that we can always count on.’From highs to lows, Medrano has never given up on himself or the team. He tries to make the best of every situation and take the obstacles as they come.‘We face a lot of failure. And for us, I guess the same goes for any sport, it’s really difficult to bounce back,’ Medrano said. ‘Sometimes we just don’t accomplish what we know we are capable of. To overcome that, it takes resilience. I have to believe and have confidence in myself.’Medrano described the first half of 2011 — his final cross country season — as a slump for not only himself, but also for the entire team.The disappointing regular season hit a low point when the team placed 22nd out of 39 teams at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Oct. 14. That race showed how the team sized up with some Big East rivals as Providence, Villanova and Notre Dame finished ahead of the Orange.Head coach Chris Fox has done all he can to stay positive and reflect his optimism on his runners. He said that he knows the team is in good shape physically, but mentally something isn’t clicking.Medrano, who strives to remain positive when facing challenges, plans to lead the team to another Big East championship despite the team’s struggles.‘I’m looking forward to Big East because we hate our Big East rivals, and we really want to take it to them,’ Medrano said. ‘I like racing those guys because they hate us just as much as we hate them.’With a lot to prove this weekend, Medrano plans to be a front-runner and motivate his younger teammates to finish the season strong.And going into his final Big East championship, Medrano has set some high goals. Using the same determination that turned him into a top runner, he believes they are within reach.‘First and foremost, my personal goal is to get a Big East championship as a team,’ Medrano said. ‘For me individually, I don’t see why I can’t try and go for a Big East individual championship, place in the top 20 at nationals and become an All-American again.’acptachi@syr.edulast_img read more

USG discusses improving accessibility

first_imgOn Tuesday night, Undergraduate Student Government held an event that allowed students to voice their opinions on improving accessibility for students with disabilities on campus. Vice President Rini Sampath,University Affairs Director Jordan Fowler and Assistant Director of Diversity Affairs Andy Su led the discussion. Topics covered at the presentation included building renovation, campus athletics, accommodations and academic policies for students with disabilities.Making change · Sophomore economics major Zack Wentz (above) was the impetus behind the meeting that was held Tuesday evening. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanZack Wentz, a sophomore majoring in economics, inspired USG to hold the event. While pledging the leadership fraternity Delta Omicron Zeta, he was asked to create a presentation about an issue on campus. He presented it to Sampath, who recognized his passion for improving accessibility on campus and brought the issue back to USG.Wentz, a recipient of the Swim with Mike scholarship, was paralyzed from the chest down six years ago. The mission of the scholarship is to enable athletes who have endured tragedy to complete their education and realize their full potential.Wentz said that ever since he applied to USC, it has been a vision of his to see disabled students play a basketball game or a football game — to see students with disabilities compete and play together. Wentz feels that USC does not provide the resources necessary for disabled students to not only play the sports they love, but also get into certain buildings or classrooms feasibly.“I am an athlete and many of the athletic facilities are extremely out of date. For example, my sport growing up and the sport my scholarship is based on is tennis, and I can’t even go watch the men’s or women’s tennis matches because there is zero viewing access. There is no elevator, only stairs, to the viewing area.”Wentz also said that students with disabilities don’t have the same opportunities as other students when it comes to viewing football games.“And then, the Coliseum, while there is accessible seating, it’s not at the heart of the action,” he said. “It’s not near the student section. And also for classrooms, there are some classrooms in which the only option for seating for students with disabilities is a giant coffee table at the front of the room right next to the professor. There just should be better options.”Keshan Sirimane, a sophomore majoring in international relations (global business), mentioned issues with accessibility at certain USC apartments.“There are a lot of loopholes that USC jumps through as far as accessibility in off-campus housing. There are limitations that USC does have,” Sirimane said. “We want to renovate all these buildings, but like for my apartment, Regal Trojan, if they wanted to just put a ramp in, they would have to go to the city and get it approved. It would be a mess, according to Housing, that USC wouldn’t be able to afford.”Sampath talked about potential projects to put proposals in place to improve accessibility on campus. These proposals included renovating current housing options, getting people with physical disabilities access to the front row of the student section in the Coliseum and trying to organize a basketball game for people in wheelchairs, possibly through a partnership with the Swim with Mike organization. She also mentioned that USG, ideally with some student advocates, will have a meeting with Pat Haden, USC’s athletic director, about improving accessibility in athletic facilities.Making sure that accessibility is at the forefront of concerns for USC was another topic of discussion at the meeting. Students felt that not only should newly built buildings be fully accessible for students with disabilities, but renovation of old buildings should also be a main concern.Wentz thinks that the best first step in raising awareness for the improvement of resources for students with disabilities is the event he has coordinated with USG. He hopes that after this event, people will eventually see the issue the way he sees it now.Fowler said that she, Sampath and Su had all been recently approached by students who had concerns about accessibility for disabled students on campus. The three USG members felt that it would be best to hold this event in order to bring all of those students together, define the problem and possible solutions, so they can move onto the next step.“It’s really easy to have a problem and just complain about it and not go to anybody,” Fowler said. “But these students saw USG as a resource and an outlet for serious change to occur for them. We want them to be in those meetings with us. We’re not going to just take this project and run with it. We want them to be an integral part in the solution. We just have some of the connections to make it happen.”Sampath is positive that USG, with the help of these students, can affect change.“Our individual responsibility is to push the administration and say, ‘Why not?’” Sampath said, “Why not? That is their job. If we make enough student noise, they have to do it. As long as we are able to consolidate this information and we create an action plan, we can make it happen.”Fowler talked about her opinion on these students not having the resources that should be available.“It’s heartbreaking. You don’t really think about it if you’re able bodied, but if you’re limited based on your circumstances to entering certain areas, that’s uncomfortable and unfair,” Fowler said. “This conversation will be great because even though [USC] is doing the best they can do, it’s not promoted well enough, and these students can help get the word out.”last_img read more

After missing the 2018 season with injury, Kailee Coonan leads the Orange

first_imgNine months removed from a foot injury that cost her an entire season, Kailee Coonan said it was like she forgot how to play soccer.It wasn’t long before Coonan worked her way back to become an anchor of Syracuse’s (2-4-2, 0-0-1 Atlantic Coast) midfield. Coonan, now a redshirt sophomore after taking a medical year, has become a leader of the Orange off the field, a role that only strengthened with her time out. She’s started all eight games in 2019 and played every minute of SU’s past five contests. While the Orange deal with numerous injuries throughout the squad, Coonan is one of just seven to have started each game.During Nicky Adams’ first practice as head coach at SU, Coonan’s skillset jumped out at her.“I noticed how technical she was on the ball,” Adams said. “Taking the little looks, setting [herself] up where the hips are always facing the proper way to go forward. Playing quick.”While Coonan hasn’t registered any goals or assists from her deep-lying midfield position, she’s helped support a defense that has improved its numbers across the board this season, allowing seven goals in eight games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe West Chester, Pennsylvania native played for the Elite Clubs National League Player Development Program. She committed to SU in 2015 and had started 17 of 18 games as a freshman. Adams didn’t know during the first practice that Coonan was coming back from a major injury. The first-year head coach was important in helping her regain her athleticism and get back to the player she was during her freshman season, Coonan said.Instilling confidence was the first step. To do this, Adams had her play out wide on the wing during spring practices and scrimmages, a position she had never played before. Coonan adjusted, becoming one of the team’s leading scorers in scrimmages during that time.Instead of being cautious in the center of midfield where she usually plays, she made runs, took on defenders and scored goals. All more explosive plays to push her out of her comfort zone.“[Adams was] encouraging me … to not be afraid to play a dangerous ball that I might play something safe instead,” Coonan said. “That helped me come back.”Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorAs the team racked up losses last season, Coonan said she felt helpless and struggled with not being a part of away trips. But she found a way to cope.Coonan is always checking in with her teammates, becoming a go-to person on the deal for another dealing with personal struggles. She’s always the first person to ask how everyone is and picks someone up if they’re stressed or feeling down, said midfielder Georgia Allen. Even when Coonan was the one injured, she was the one reaching out.“She focused on everyone else,” Allen said. “I don’t think she got swamped in her own head thinking about her own injury and her own woes. She focused on the team and how she can help the team and that was vital.”Now that she’s healthy, Coonan knows how to help teammates missing games with injuries like she did. When a player has a medical scan, she is the first to reach out and talk things over. Coonan draws from her recent rehab experience for how to best support them and help keep their spirits high.“Just taking it day-by-day and celebrating the little things like when you do get to run again, when you first practice,” Coonan said. “Just being appreciative of every moment that you get because you never know when it can be taken from you.”Assistant copy editor Arabdho Majumder and staff writer Tim Nolan contributed reporting for this story. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 25, 2019 at 11:03 pmlast_img read more