Bayern Munich re-sign Sandro Wagner from Bundesliga rivals Hoffenheim

first_imgSandro Wagner has re-signed with Bayern Munich from rivals Hoffenheim till June 2020, confirmed the German champions.Wagner came through the ranks at Bayern and made his senior debut in 2007. He played eight games that season and left the following year in 2008.Since then, he has played for MSV Duisburg, Werder Bremen, 1. FC Kaiserslautern (on loan), Hertha BSC and Darmstadt 98 before joining Hoffenheim last year.”I’m delighted. A long journey for me is now at an end and I can return to my home, my club. I’m very happy that it’s come off. Bayern are the best club in Germany and one of the best in the world,” Wagner told the club’s website (fcbayern.com).The 30-year-old has seven caps for Germany and was part of the side that won the Confederations Cup earlier this year.”In Sandro Wagner we have another Germany international coming to Bayern. We’re convinced that Sandro will enhance our squad with his class and his experience,” Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said.Bayern have opened an 11-point lead atop the Bundesliga table and will travel to face Bayer Leverkusen on Jan. 12 following the conclusion of the winter break.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo gets his own ice cream flavour and pizza in Turin

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus on Monday to complete his move from Real Madrid and the city of Turin has already gone into overdrive to welcome their new star man.The Portuguese superstar landed in Turin on Monday to complete the formalities that will make him a Juventus player and he passed his medical. The 33-year-old, who scored four goals in the FIFA World Cup 2018 before Portugal were eliminated at the round of 16 by Uruguay, is set to sign a four-year deal with the Old Lady after he returned from his holiday.Ronaldo, who will wear the No. 7 jersey, completed his medical at the J Medical facilities before meeting his new teammates and posing for some pictures with them.The former Manchester United player had already agreed to join the Italian champions last week for a fee of 100 million Euros after both Real and Juve released statements regarding the same. That sent the fans in Turin to utter euphoria and in coming time, an ice cream flavour and a pizza have also been named after him. Fans have queued outside the stores to buy his shirt since the day the deal was announced and has eagerly awaited for his arrival in Italy.Cristiano Ronaldo after Juventus move: Real Madrid has conquered my heartMusic to our ears feat. @Cristiano #CR7DAY pic.twitter.com/uUwk9TGsV3JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 16, 2018Leonardo La Porta, who owns Gelateria Miretti (a resturant in Turin) for around 30 years now, has created an ice cream flavour called CR7. The 50-year-old is not a Juventus supporter or even a football fan but he creates flavours to mark important events that have happened in the city of Turin.advertisementHowever, he has only created one flavor in honour of a person before – when the Pope came to Turin in 2015.Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid: Ramos, Bale pay emotional tributeLa Porta put a lot of thought into creating the CR7 flavour, which he wanted to represent a union between Portugal and Turin.”I put it on sale on the date 7/7 because it was the day it was rumored Cristiano Ronaldo would be presented,” La Porta told The Associated Press. “I thought of it a week before…the research was quite intense.”We chose to use a typical Portuguese liquor which is the Ginja, it is a sour cherry liquor which strongly links Portugal to the Piedmont region because here too in Piedmont we have a similar cherry liquor. In Portugal this liquor is served in a chocolate cup, so this ice cream is made up of milk, cream, sugar and carob flour, with this Ginja liquor and pieces of chocolate.” The taste of the CR7 ice cream is rich and flavourful, with hints of spice and fruit (AP Photo)The taste is rich and flavourful, with hints of spice and fruit”I hope (Ronaldo) can come here to try it,” said La Porta, adding the flavor regularly sells out. “If not, I’m ready to go to his house to make it for him. We’ll see.”Nearby is a pizza restaurant, which is also hoping to attract the superstar.Tommy Tegamino, which is owned by two Juventus season-ticket holders, brothers Filippo (31-years-old) and Tommaso Crozaso (26), now boasts the “Pizza CR7.”The deep-dish pizza is topped with stracchino cheese and black olives in the shape of the number “7” and that also symbolizes the black and white colors of Juventus.It costs an appropriate seven euros (8.17 USD).Stepping into #CR7DAY like #CR7JUVE @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/7WzAz4lwDdJuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 16, 2018″We all hope he’ll come!” laughed Sara Giulia Peira, the 35-year-old manager of the oldest of the three branches of Tommy Tegamino. “Maybe if he finds out he’ll come here to try it, it’ll be great.”We decided to do it right when we heard the official news that he was coming here. In fact it was only Wednesday that we started selling it. Our owners decided with our pizza chef to celebrate the Portuguese star…It’s going well, especially with the fans obviously.”(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

Beer belly bad for your heart

first_imgIf you have developed a spare tyre, it is time you saw a doctor to assess your cardiovascular health as researchers have found that belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart. “People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are obese according to BMI (body mass index),” said study author Jose Medina-Inojosa from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”This body shape indicates a sedentary lifestyle, low muscle mass, and eating too many refined carbohydrates,” Medina-Inojosa said. BMI, which is weight relative to height in kg/metre square, is used to categorise adults as underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. However, BMI does not account for the amount and distribution of fat and muscle.Central obesity is a store of excess fat around the middle of the body and is a marker of abnormal fat distribution. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThis study tested the hypothesis that people with normal weight and central obesity would have more heart problems than people with normal weight and normal fat distribution.From 1997 to 2000, the study enrolled nearly 1,700 people aged 45 years or older in the US. Participants underwent a clinical examination and measurements were taken of weight, height, waist circumference and hip circumference. Patients were followed-up from 2000 to 2016 for the occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events such as as heart attack, stroke, and death from cardiovascular causes. Participants with a normal BMI (18.5-24.9 kg/metre square) and central obesity had an approximately two-fold higher long-term risk of heart problems compared to participants without central obesity, regardless of their BMI, the study said.”If you have fat around your belly and it’s greater than the size of your hips, visit your doctor to assess your cardiovascular health and fat distribution. If you have central obesity the target will be waist loss rather than weight loss,” Medina-Inojosa said.last_img read more