Home » News » Agencies & People » Connells: performance tempered by Brexit volatility previous nextAgencies & PeopleConnells: performance tempered by Brexit volatilityExpectations for 2017 will be ‘reasonably static’.Sheila Manchester31st January 20170682 Views Connells’ performance in 2016 was described by Group CEO David Livesey as, “somewhat tempered by Brexit volativity,” as the Group’s Q4 report showed activity levels were “influenced by a marketplace that was continuing to recover from some of the challenges of Q3.”However, while viewings were up, the number of offers made was down. Sales were also down by 2 per cent for the year, compared to 2015, but Connells said that it had been instructed on more properties, registered more applicants and seen another record performance in new homes sales.Land & New HomesConnells is doing well in the Land & New Homes sector, with a pipeline of 9,000 new homes. Group Land Director, Roger Barrett, said, “As predicted in our previous Market Report, sales moved forward in Q4 2016 by 15 per cent on the Q3 2016 performance. This improvement reinforced the underlying strength in the land and new homes marketplace and, as such, we completed a number of land transactions in Q4 where demand for short and medium term opportunities remains strong.“The new year has started positively, helped by the fact that new home registrations increased at the end of last year – 15,237 registrations in November, up 35% on the same period in 2015. This would suggest that current levels of new home supply will be maintained in the coming months.“There are a number of areas within the house building sector where changes are being considered to current policy in order to increase housing numbers. These include: planning in terms of housing supply and delivery, starter homes and retirement housing policies and increasing the number of small and medium sized developers, all of which, when enacted, will support the industry.“In the year ahead, there are a number of areas within the marketplace where we need stability. These include current buyer incentives remaining in place, stability in respect of finance availability and steady continued growth in supply from both national and regional house builders and SMEs. We should then experience growth in new homes sales in 2017.”LettingsStephen Nation, Group Lettings Managing Director, reporting on lettings figures, said, “The number of tenancies agreed showed month on month reductions during the quarter, however, in total the number of tenancies agreed during Q4 2016 was 3 per cent higher than Q4 2015.I n total, the number of new tenancies agreed during 2016 was 7 per cent higher than 2015 reflecting the continued growth in our lettings business. Average rents reductions were evident in all regions during Q4 2016 with the UK average monthly rent falling to £853.”www.connells.co.uk Roger Barrett Connells connells Connells land and new homes Connells results David Livesey Connells January 31, 2017Sheila ManchesterWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
In Indonesia, the situation is likely to be exacerbated, with Statistics Indonesia (BPS) recently saying that about 1.63 million Indonesians fell into poverty between September 2019 and March this year. The number of poor households is expected to further rise because of the pandemic, which still shows no signs of abating.World Bank senior social development specialist Samuel Thomas Clark said the pandemic could pose a threat to stunting-reduction efforts, as parents struggle with loss of income.He said state-sponsored social aid could help families financially impacted by the pandemic, but attempts to reduce stunting would lose ground without a wider intervention from the government and the participation of all stakeholders. He cited examples of efforts made in Peru, a country that achieved a 15 percent stunting prevalence rate decline in eight years.“Peru has put stunting [eradication] as a national priority. […] The country has multisectoral convergence nutrition programs and allocated funding only to programs deemed effective,” Clark said. “The government also promotes behavioral change communication to people of all walks of life, including parents, local figures, regional leaders, even chefs, to understand the importance of this issue.”Better comprehension of stunting and preventive measures should be applicable at the grassroots level, particularly in poor households, the group most susceptible to major health problems, said Fasli Jalal, professor of public health and rector at YARSI University. Hence, the government needed to scale up Posyandu (community health posts), he suggested.“Posyandu workers were once touted as heroes, but the trend is now changing. Each region should have been able to find a suitable formula to revitalize the Posyandu,” Fasli said.Despite the country having reduced the stunting prevalence in children under 5 years old from 37.2 percent in 2013 to 27.7 percent last year, the rate remains high as more than a quarter of Indonesian children are stunted.Furthermore, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has set a rather ambitious target to reduce the rate to 14 percent by 2024.“We need to work hard and all stakeholders must participate,” Fasli said, urging municipalities and regencies to cooperate with universities in stunting-reduction programs.Eddy Henry, the head of early childhood education and development at the Tanoto Foundation, an organization that is involved in programs aimed at improving life quality among communities, suggested private stakeholders also join the cause. The foundation recently started its #BulanPeduliStunting (stunting care month) campaign.Eddy said that the private sector could contribute to stunting reduction by conducting stunting-related studies to support evidence-based policies, providing funding, helping with the implementation at the grass roots and facilitating collaboration with various sectors.The government has already put stunting reduction at the top of the country’s agenda but flaws remain during implementation, said Bambang Widianto from the National Team for Accelerated Poverty Reduction (TPN2K).He said that 18 government institutions had allocated nearly Rp 30 trillion (US$2.05 billion) for stunting reduction last year.“In terms of budget and human resources, we have it. But the biggest challenge is how to reach ‘convergence’ [among institutions and regional governments],” Bambang said. “The fact is, regional administrations cannot handle it alone. Therefore, we need help from many stakeholders.”Bambang said the pandemic had indeed hampered the government’s efforts at reducing stunting but the government was determined to continue them.“Posyandu have gradually reopened with health protocols, but still obstacles remain for certain services,” he added.Topics : The webinar was held in a partnership between the Tanoto Foundation and The Jakarta Post Foundation to mark National Children’s Day, which falls on July 23.In order to reach the same goal, she called for a national directive with clear division of authority at all levels, as well as a similar framework and evaluation-monitoring system.With the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) estimating that Indonesia could see 4 million births in the nine months since the COVID-19 pandemic began — as social restrictions keep couples at home — fears of potential stunting have increased.Globally, the number of malnourished children under the age of 5 is predicted to increase by about 15 percent this year as a result of the pandemic, if no swift response efforts are made, according to UNICEF. Collaborative efforts are key to reducing stunting in Indonesia, as the COVID-19 pandemic may worsen the already high prevalence of stunted children, experts have warned.Endang Laksminingsih, a professor at the University of Indonesia’s School of Public Health, said the involvement of all stakeholders was necessary given the multiple factors that caused stunting.“Indonesia should prioritize programs based on evidence and [stunting] pathways above all, which consist of inadequate daily intake and infection,” Endang said in her presentation for The Jakarta Post’s Jakpost Up Close webinar, “Putting children first: Policy development in reducing stunting in Indonesia”.
UAE-based port operator Abu Dhabi Ports has established a new feeder services company, Safeen Feeders, as part of its strategy to facilitate growing trade demands within the Gulf region. “We are excited to be partnering with Abu Dhabi Ports in developing feeder solutions for the region and look forward to jointly promoting Safeen Feeders’ services in conjunction with our own BTL brand,” Bill Smart, Chief Executive of Bengal Tiger Line, said. According to Abu Dhabi Ports, the service will allow for timely and efficient exchange of container cargo between mainliner vessels and the vessels within the rotation calling at nine regional ports located across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Pakistan, and Western India. In the medium term, Abu Dhabi Ports and Bengal Tiger Line expect to expand the service to ports in the broader Gulf region. Over the long-term, the new company will explore further service opportunities at container terminals in the Red Sea and East Africa regions. “The launch of Safeen Feeders significantly strengthens our ability to enhance the competitiveness of our growing base of global customers, and helps our region meet international demands as a trade and logistics hub connecting east and west,” Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Group CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, commented. “By partnering with Bengal Tiger Line, we are not only growing our Abu Dhabi Ports family and creating mutually positive solutions, but we are also significantly broadening our product and service offering to our valued clients and enhancing our contribution to Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy.” The service will commence during week 27, with the first departure from Mundra expected to take place on June 30, 2020. Safeen Feeders’ pendulum service, called the UAE-Indian Sub-Continent Gulf Service (UIG), will be delivered by three 2,700 TEU vessels via the following 21-day rotation calling: Khalifa Port; Jebel Ali Port; Karachi; (Kandla); Mundra; Nhava Sheva; Khalifa Port; Jebel Ali Port; Bahrain; Dammam; Jubail; and, Khalifa Port. The service will be launched in partnership with Bengal Tiger Line (BTL), a Singapore-based feeder service operator, through a vessel sharing agreement. As informed, Safeen Feeders will introduce a new feeder service linking Abu Dhabi to ports serving the UAE, the broader Gulf region and Indian subcontinent.
Press Association Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is happy with his side’s positioning halfway through the title race. Promoted Watford have been one of the season’s surprise packages and go into the game against City at Vicarage Road just two points off fifth place. Pellegrini said: “Maybe at the beginning of the season it can be a surprise, the same as Leicester, but when you play 19 games, half of the season, and you are still talking about Watford or Leicester, they continue playing in a good way, it is because they have important players in a good moment of high performance and managers that are doing very well their job.” City’s clean sheet against Leicester was their first this season without injured captain Vincent Kompany, who could be out for another month with calf trouble. Left-back Gael Clichy and midfielders Fernando and Fabian Delph are back in contention. But Pellegrini does not think that matters as none of the leading contenders have been able to find consistency. The Chilean said: “Of course we are in a good position. Always the best position is to be top of the table but I think that this is a special season in the Premier League. “With the amount of points we have at this moment, it is not good to fight for the title in a normal season, but we are now just three points behind the leaders. I hope we are going to complete with a very good second part of the season.” To get their challenge firing City need to address their away form. Pellegrini’s men have won just three of their nine games on the road and the last of them was on September 12. Yaya Toure’s late consolation in the 2-1 loss at Arsenal on December 21 was also their only goal in their last five away games. But Pellegrini saw positives in Tuesday’s goalless draw at second-placed Leicester and the team will look to build on that as they travel to Watford on Saturday. He said: “If we didn’t win the last games that we played away, it is because we must improve. “But it was good to have a clean sheet and for me the best thing from that game was continuing to playing the same way we did in the last two games. “We didn’t win against Arsenal but I don’t think we played a bad game and we played very well against Sunderland. I think we also played very well against Leicester. Maybe we have to finish a little bit more but I think we are in the correct way.” City are third in the Barclays Premier League after 19 games, three points behind leaders Arsenal. City have already been beaten five times and, with 36 points, are well down on their tallies at the equivalent stages of their title-winning campaigns of 2011-12 (45) and 2013-14 (41).
Meanwhile Dublin Under 21 manager Dessie Farrell has stuck with the same fifteen that beat Kildare in the Leinster Final for his side’s clash with Tipp. Throw-in on Saturday is at four o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with John Kennedy Motors, Main Toyota Dealer, Clonmel. Under 21 Tipp selector Michael O’Loughlin says there’s no pressure on his players ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final this Saturday.The Premier County will take on Dublin in O’Connor Park inTullamore and will be looking to reach their first ever Under 21 All-Ireland final. O’Loughlin says the players are just really looking forward to the game.
Athlete Amel Tuka was declared by the Olympic Committee as the “Athlete of the Year” in B&H.Tuka deserved this recognition after a great season in which he set up the best time on 800 meters in the world and won bronze medal at the World Championship in Beijing, China.Member of the Athletic Club Zenica won the title of Indoor Champion on the Balkans Championship in Istanbul this year, and then won the first place with the world’s best result in the season in the premiere performance on one of the meetings of the Diamond League in Monaco. He concluded the season by winning the bronze medal at the World Championship in Beijing.Representatives of B&H in judo Aleksandra Samardzic and Larisa Ceric were also nominated in the choice for the athlete of the year in B&H.Besides the award for the athlete of the year, 5 more categories were awarded at the ceremony in the Olympic Museum in Sarajevo.Head coach of the cadet basketball team of B&H Josip Pandza was declared as the most successful coach in 2015, while cadet basketball team of B&H was declared as the most successful team of the year.Women’s volleyball club “Bimal Jedinstvo” was declared as the most successful sports club.Young basketball national team player of B&H Dzanan Musa was elected for the best young athlete in the junior category, while the tennis player Nafisa Berberovic was elected for the best woman young athlete in the junior category.Special award for remarkable sports result was awarded to the boxer Damir Beljo.(Source: novovrijeme.ba)
The SETI Institute has had to close down its search with the Allen Telescope Array (08/12/2010) due to lack of funds. But while incoming messages might be missed, outgoing messages are still en route. The Voyager record is approaching interstellar space. PhysOrg, Live Science and the BBC News all told about the budget cuts for SETI. The news comes at a bad time for SETI hopefuls, since 2011 is the 50th anniversary of the first attempt at contact (11/13/2010); but so far, no outcry has been heard from the public or from the aliens, nor has new funding come to the rescue. Bob McDonald, commenting on CBC News, feels SETI is worth a lot more than the tens of millions spent on the royal wedding. Just two to three million could have been used to keep SETI going. “That tiny sum pays for a group of very intelligent and highly accomplished people to look for the answer to a fundamental human question, while many times that amount will be spent on security alone for the wedding of two people who have not really accomplished that much.” The flipside of SETI, METI (Messaging to Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, 02/06/2011) is something humans can control. The Voyager message to aliens was spotlighted on PhysOrg with a commemorative video from [email protected] that summarizes the twin Voyager spacecraft’s historic missions to the outer planets. They are now at the edge of interstellar space. The video ends with the story of the Voyager Record, put together by a team under the direction of Carl Sagan, tasked with encapsulating the sights and sounds of life on earth (09/01/2004; cf. 01/13/2003). “We couldn’t help but appreciate the enormous responsibility to create a cultural Noah’s Ark with a shelf life of hundreds of millions of years,” said Ann Druyan, team member. The record could not come within a few light years of nearby stars for at least 40,000 years. Even then, chances of it being detected and retrieved under the most optimistic circumstances are vanishingly remote. Notwithstanding the low odds of interception, the Voyager Record served as a statement of earthlings to earthlings. The video clip from NASA ends, “What are the odds of a race of primates evolving sentience, developing spaceflight, and sending the sound of barking dogs into the cosmos? Expect the unexpected indeed.“Good grief; the aliens aren’t going to know anything about phonograph records. They want it on Blu-Ray. And a cultural Noah’s Ark is doomed without an Ararat to land on. The real irony of the Voyager Record is that it was put together by materialists, but it presupposes intelligent design (09/29/2010, 12/03/2005). Natural selection did not create the record; humans did, with purpose and intent. And they expected it to be received by intelligent beings who, with purpose and intent, would follow the directions and figure out how to use 40,000-year-old technology to play an old-fashioned phonograph. SETI itself depends on the notion of ID. We want to hear from intelligent beings who communicate on purpose. Pulsars and natural sounds cannot fulfill that longing. So what are the odds of a race of primates evolving sentience, developing spaceflight, and sending the sound of barking dogs into the cosmos? Pretty low, unless you believe the Stuff Happens Law routinely produces miracles (online book). The Voyager Record is a lonesome cry for meaning in a senseless universe racing toward a heat death. But that lonesomeness betrays a spiritual reality that materialism cannot deny (02/02/2011).Exercise: Debate the proposition that humans are the lone sentient physical beings in the universe (see the “misanthropic principle,” 02/27/2011, bullet 9). Do materialism and theology lean toward opposite answers? What are the grounds for the common assumption that the vastness of space demands life be common? How solid are those grounds from both perspectives?(Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
In an earlier post, we learned that young children are not immune from stress – they experience it in much the same way that we adults do. Even the youngest children in military families experience the stressfulness of major changes like the absence of a parent during deployment or moving to a new home. They are also very sensitive to the stress of the people they are around most often. When the homefront parent or caregiver is sadder or more anxious than usual or very preoccupied because of concern for the military parent, the child will notice the change and become anxious himself. Of course, major changes and stressors happen in many children’s lives, so learning how to help reduce the negative impact of stress during those times will be helpful as you care for all children.Signs of Stress or Anxiety in ChildrenAs a child care provider who regularly cares for children from military families, you are very likely to have times when you notice behavior clues that a child is feeling anxious or stressed. Those clues will look different depending on the child and the situation, but there are some common indications of stress in very young children:Changes in appetite or napping;Regressing to earlier behaviors like thumb-sucking or wetting her pants or bed;Changes in mood, having less fun than normal, being irritable, or being more withdrawn or aggressive than usual;Recurring troubling themes in artwork or pretend play (one sign that a child is especially stressed is when they keep replaying fear-themed scenarios without feeling any enjoyment or relief from the play).Any or all of these clues might indicate anxiety or stress in a child. But they might also be the result of other things, such as illness. The important point is to notice changes, jot down your observations, and pay attention to how long they go on. Talk with the parent or caregiver about what you’ve noticed and how you are planning to help the child. But be sensitive to the fact that he or she is also under stress. Communicate calmly, positively and with confidence that together you will provide the support the child needs to cope well.Stress Relievers for ChildrenAlthough it’s likely that you won’t be able to change the circumstance that is causing a child’s stress, there are some ways that you can help children calm themselves and reduce their body’s response to it. Besides doing your part to make sure they are well-fed and rested, there are also certain kinds of activities that have been found to reduce stress and anxiety. Sensory experiences: It’s no surprise that a soft blanket or cuddle toy can calm a baby. Beside the fact that it’s a familiar object, it’s the soft feel of the object that somehow stimulates calming chemicals in the brain. In fact, you can probably think of things you still find soothing to touch as an adult! Sensory experiences that focus on touch can be very soothing to young children. Playing with water, sand, playdough, goop (cornstarch and water mixture), fingerpaints, or modeling clay can all provide sensations that help reduce stress. Repetitive movements like rocking in a rocking chair, swinging, or being patted on the back provide a different, but also calming, sensory experience.Large physical movement: Any kind of physical activity that gets kids energetically moving their whole bodies for a good amount of time helps reduce stress. Increased breathing and blood flow, as well as the release of feel-good endorphins in the brain, combine to help children’s (and adults’!) feelings of well-being. Regular exercise has the added benefit of helping children sleep and eat better, too, which all works together to make them more resilient in the face of stress. Music: Music can be used in a couple of key ways to reduce children’s stress. Slower, soothing music, especially instrumental music, has been shown to slow breathing, lower blood pressure, and reduce amounts of the stress hormone cortisol in the brain and body. Soothing music can be played softly in the background during quieter periods of the day. You can also use it in a more direct way by helping children breathe in time to the beat, close their eyes and imagine floating or flying, or slowly move their bodies to the music. More energetic, upbeat music can be used to get children moving, dancing, and laughing – all of which create “feel-good” chemicals in the brain that counteract the stress chemicals.Humor: Humor is an anti-stress tool you may not have thought of before. Researchers are finding more and more evidence that laughing results in actual physical changes in our bodies – lower blood pressure and heart rate, better breathing and digestion, and the release of endorphins in the brain. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to get most young kids to laugh! Goofy silliness reigns supreme in the preschool world of humor. Find what tickles the funny bone of the child you are concerned about and be sure to provide regular opportunities for laughing. As it turns out, laughter really is good medicine!Not every strategy will work equally well for every child, so apply what you and the parents know about a child’s personality and preferences as you put strategies in place to help reduce his feelings of stress and anxiety. The good news is that every one of the stress-reducers described above is also good for all kids, any time! Music, movement, laughter and sensory experiences should all be a regular part of an early childhood program. But for children who are in a particularly stressful situation such as the absence of a deployed parent, be especially sensitive to their need for these experiences and their response to them. And then be sure and share what works with the homefront parent or caregiver so they can try these strategies at home. By using them at home, too, the whole family can benefit from their stress-reducing effects!
Bikes, shortcuts, bibs for cash: China marathon cheats run rampant “It was a good offensive game but I thought the turnovers really made the difference,” Stotts said.TIP-INS:Portland: The Trail Blazers lost three of four to the Nuggets in the regular season, but the Nuggets only outscored them by a cumulative six points. … The Trail Blazers outshot the Nuggets 51.9% to 50.6%. …Denver: The Nuggets are 4-1 at the Pepsi Center in the playoffs after going an NBA-best 37-4 at home during the regular season. … Denver was 27 of 31 from the free throw line. … Back-to-back layups by Lillard pulled Portland to within five points with nine minutes left, but Jokic sank a pair of free throws off CJ McCollum’s flagrant foul sandwiched by a pair of dunks by Mason Plumlee as Denver pushed its lead back to double digits at 107-96.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Lillard, who struck for 50 points, including a 37-footer at the buzzer to oust Oklahoma City in five games, scored two more points than Jokic. But he had a-half dozen turnovers, missed 8 of 12 3-point attempts and Gary Harris blocked his 3 from behind in the closing minute to keep the Trail Blazers from closing in.“We just made him uncomfortable,” said Jamal Murray, who added 23 points and eight assists for Denver to go with just one turnover.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDespite logging 41½ minutes after playing 43½ two nights earlier, Jokic continued his playoff coming-out party by dominating once more. He made 11 of 18 shots and all 12 of his free throws to go with nine boards and a half dozen assists.“He’s a sponge,” Paul Millsap said. “He picks it up. He sees how people are playing him and guarding him and he makes the right play every time. That’s what’s great about him — he doesn’t force anything. Everything is going to be the right play. He’s going to make the right reads. He’s like a quarterback out there. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess That, said Jokic, was “a really good game for us. It’s Game 7 against an experienced team and I think the level of physicality, the level of pace was at a really, really high level that night. It was a really tough game for us to win and we won it. It gave us an example of how we need to play.”That’s exactly the kind of mettle Malone was looking for from his team, the youngest in the West.KANTER RETURNSThe Trail Blazers got a boost from Enes Kanter, who separated his left shoulder in Game 5 against the Thunder. He scored 26 points in his return to the lineup.“Enes was terrific, very efficient, finished around the basket playing through the shoulder injury,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “I couldn’t have asked any more of him.”Kanter was more concerned about facing Jokic.“I didn’t even think about my shoulder,” Kanter said. “It’s the playoffs.”SLOPPY PLAYThe game was marred by 30 turnovers, but the Blazers turned 12 takeaways to just six points while the Nuggets turned Portland’s 18 turnovers into 23 points.“I think today’s game was really sloppy,” Jokic said. “There wasn’t much defense.” Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, pushes off Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Monday, April 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — The Denver Nuggets avoided both an emotional letdown and another Damian Lillard masterpiece.Forty-eight hours after dispatching the Spurs in their first Game 7 triumph in 41 years, the Nuggets rode a 37-point performance from Nikola Jokic to a 121-113 win over the well-rested Portland Trail Blazers in the opener of their second-round series Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I consider him like a Tom Brady — he’s always going to pick you apart and make the right reads. Commend him for doing that at this stage in his career. It’s unbelievable.”Denver coach Michael Malone was more concerned about his team’s emotional state than his players’ physical state after a hard-fought series with San Antonio while the Blazers, making their sixth straight playoff appearance, were enjoying nearly a week off.“Saturday night, an emotional high, winning a Game 7, that was part of my biggest concern about tonight,” Malone said. “Obviously you’re worried about guarding them but how would we react from that emotional hangover? I thought our guys did a pretty good job.”Game 2 is Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center.The Nuggets were coming off a 90-86 win over San Antonio 48 hours earlier, their first Game 7 victory since May 3, 1978, against Milwaukee.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Zico insists Barcelona ace Messi doesn’t need World Cup to be legendby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveZico insists Barcelona ace Leo Messi doesn’t need to win the World Cup to be considered an all-time great.Despite his enormous success with Barcelona, the biggest prize in international football has eluded Messi so far, with Argentina only reaching the final in one of the four World Cups the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has appeared at.Zico told Omnisport: “Football is a collective sport and many times it doesn’t depend on you playing well. It depends if the team is playing well.”Sometimes you decide games, but you can’t decide a competition.”So, Messi’s merit is not undone because he hasn’t won a World Cup. “[Johan] Cruyff didn’t win any World Cup and was one of the great players of history and he will always be. And many others the same. “It is too much me, and not us. If you take a young man he doesn’t ask about your career, he asks: ‘Have you been the best in the world? Have you been the best of this, or that?’.”Everything is based on being the best. Football is a collective game, not and individual game.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say