Neymar’s mother ‘dumps 23-year-old toyboy after discovering he dated men’

first_imgBut Nadine Goncalves has ended it after allegedly finding out he had dated a string of menBefore he became involved with Nadine, Tiago sent Neymar a message insisting that their paths would cross one day.A message in 2017 from Tiago to Brazil forward read: ‘Neymar you are fantastic, I don’t know how to explain the emotion of being a fan of a guy like you.‘I see you playing and I’m very motivated, one day I hope to read this message with you, be your brother and play together. Neymar’s mother has dumped her toyboy lover after finding out he had dated a string of men, according to reports in Brazil.The Paris Saint-Germain star only gave his seal of approval to the relationship – which saw his 52-year-old mother Nadine Goncalves declare her love for 23-year-old Tiago Ramos less than a fortnight ago – 10 days ago. Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba The Paris Saint-Germain star only gave his seal of approval to the relationship 10 days ago Tiago allegedly dated men including Brazilian actor Carlinhos Maia before meeting Nadine Source: Daily Mail Tiago is now reportedly back with his family in Brazil after being kicked out of Nadine’s mansion.He posted a video on Instagram of himself playing a computer game with his mother and sister on Wednesday.The news comes less than a fortnight after Nadine confirmed the relationship after posting a picture of herself cuddling up to Tiago alongside the caption: ‘The inexplicable cannot be explained, you live it…’ followed by a love heart emoji.Neymar then left a heartfelt comment under the post, which read: ‘Be happy mom. Love you.’ But it now appears that Nadine has ended the relationship after discovering that he had dated various men prior to their first meeting.Tiago, who is six years younger than Neymar, allegedly dated the PSG and Brazil star’s personal chef Mauro before becoming romantically involved with the forward’s mother.It has also claimed that he was dating a famous Brazilian actor and stand-up comedian called Carlinhos Maia.Reports from Brazil state that Ramos is a model, who is also part of a gaming team named 4K Easy. However, it remains unclear when he began dating Neymar’s mother, although Ramos was pictured at the former Barcelona star’s lavish birthday party in February. ‘I know that one day I will meet you because I am a dreamy boy where I do not give up on my goals!‘Stay with God, very successful and happy.’But once they had crossed paths, O Dia reporter Fabia Oliveira claimed Nadine had been urged by her family to end the brief romance before eventually doing so.Nadine was married to Neymar’s father, and agent, Wagner Ribeiro for 25 years – but they split up in 2016. ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation RelatedPosts ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palace Tags: Nadine GoncalvesNeymarTiago Ramoslast_img read more

Corey Seager is youngest LA Dodgers position player to start in postseason

first_imgEven in the case of Seager, there might be a lot running around in there.Final roster decisionsThe only thing resembling a surprise on the Dodgers’ 25-man NLDS roster — after reserve outfielder Justin Ruggiano and pitcher Joel Peralta said Thursday they would be on it — lay in the final bullpen spots. Maybe the biggest surprise was the exclusion of pitcher Carlos Frias, who had allowed one run in eight innings after returning from a back injury in September. “Carlos was really kind of a long man,” Mattingly said. “We looked to him for some length, but also could he get guys out. He’s a little bit like Juan (Nicasio) — kind of had trouble with the lefties over the course of the year. But, again, with our combination of guys, how we look at possibly how this series kind of works itself out, we had — it was a tough choice, actually, but we didn’t feel like we were going to need that length.” Alex Wood said two days ago that he would begin the series in the bullpen. He might be the Dodgers’ only option as a long reliever, so Mattingly’s remarks reinforce the notion that the club is leaning toward using Clayton Kershaw on short rest in an if-necessary Game 4 next Tuesday in New York. As for Nicasio, the Dodgers figure to replace his innings with Pedro Baez – another hard-throwing right-hander accustomed to short stints. Baez has been almost equally good this season against lefties (who batted .255 against him) and righties (.245). “Juan struggled with the lefties,” Mattingly said. “We didn’t really feel like we were ever going to get sections against (the Mets’ lineup) that you’re going to get a number of righties together. Different team, different set of circumstances. “It could have easily have been Juan. Just more about feeling like the other guys were better against their combination of guys.”AlsoAsked about the health of Yasiel Puig, who missed most of September with a hamstring injury, Mattingly said “we would not be afraid to use him in any way.” … Sandy Koufax attended the game, as did Dodgers co-owners Magic Johnson, Mark Walter, Todd Boehly and Bobby Patton. … A.J. Ellis’ 11-game postseason hitting streak tied a Dodgers franchise record. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Truth is, Seager’s lack of transparency has only helped him in the major leagues.“I think he’s just not been overwhelmed at all,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “He seemed to just handle everything and nothing has really stepped up on him, it didn’t seem like. Again, just kind of calm and the same demeanor he’s had when we’ve seen him in Spring Training. It’s kind of an everyday thing. “He made a couple errors one day, and it didn’t even bother him. Not that it didn’t bother him, but it didn’t change his demeanor or anything, and he just seems well equipped to handle it.” Seager seems so well equipped, veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said Wednesday he felt no need to pull Seager aside to talk before the series.“Let (the rookies) play the game and if you see something, you talk to them,” he said. “You can’t put too many things in their head.”center_img It was Sept. 12 and Corey Seager had just erased any doubt he belonged in the major leagues, going 4 for 4 in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when a reporter asked about his calm exterior.“It’s just kind of the demeanor I kind of have – try to hide as much as possible,” he said. “Two older brothers, you kind of get used to hiding your emotions because they get under your skin pretty easily.”• PHOTOS: Dodgers fall in NLDS Game 1So who knows what was really running through Seager’s mind this week when he learned he made the Dodgers’ roster for the National League Division Series. Or Friday, when he saw his name listed third on the Dodgers’ lineup card, making him the youngest position player to start a playoff game in franchise history. Or when Jacob deGrom blew a 98-mph fastball past him in the first inning.last_img read more

Eureka rides big 2nd inning to win

first_imgThe Eureka High softball team extended its winning streak to five games with an 8-5 win over visiting Fortuna, Wednesday afternoon at Eureka High in what was the first of a 3-game series between the two Big 5 Conference teams.Alexa Morehouse was the winning pitcher on Wednesday, getting the start for Eureka and lasting five innings during which the sophomore gave up two runs off five hits and five strikeouts. Salina Socha-wright recorded the save for her two innings of relief after relieving …last_img

Remembering Hugh Masekela, South African legend: 1939-2018

first_imgSouth African jazz maestro Hugh Masekela died on 23 January 2018, aged 78, following a nine-year battle against prostate cancer.Almost never seen without his trusty trumpet, Hugh Masekela was more than just a legendary South African musician; he was a global iconoclast who celebrated his continent and its people through his music. Masekela died in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 23 January 2018. (Image: Wikipedia)CD AndersonMore than just an internationally acclaimed musician, “Bra Hugh” was a South African cultural iconoclast for more than 50 years, whose work was the soundtrack of a political movement and gave a voice to the people of South Africa.Hugh Ramopolo Masekela was born in 1939, in the Kwa-Guqa township of Witbank, Mpumalanga. Musically inclined from a young age, Masekela was inspired to find his calling in jazz music by Kirk Douglas in the film Man with the Horn; he was particularly fascinated by the trumpet.Early life and careerHe received his first trumpet at the age of 14, a gift from anti-apartheid cleric Archbishop Trevor Huddleston; and it seemingly never left his hands since. He quickly became a master of the instrument, as well as of the flugelhorn and cornet. He played in a number of bands in high school and as a young adult, including Huddleston’s Jazz Band youth orchestra, the Manhattan Brothers and the legendary Jazz Epistles, alongside fellow future legends of South Africa music, Abdullah Ibrahim, then known as Dollar Brand; Kippie Moeketsi; and Jonas Gwangwa.The Epistles were a regular house band for the Sophiatown cultural and political boom of the late 1950s.Masekela got his big break when he joined the cast of Todd Matshikiza’s jazz opera, King Kong, which toured the world in 1961. During a tumultuous political period in South Africa, which included the Sharpeville massacre and the injustices of institutionalised apartheid, Masekela chose to live in exile following the London run of King Kong.In exileHe spent the early 1960s mastering his musical craft at the London Guildhall School of Music and at the Manhattan School of Music. At the time, he met fellow African political exiles and anti-apartheid campaigners, including American actor Harry Belafonte, with whom he worked to bring the real story of apartheid and racial discrimination to the world’s attention. He was married to fellow King Kong cast member and exile Miriam Makeba from 1964 to 1966. Although they divorced, Masekela and Makeba had a lifelong personal and musical friendship until the latter’s death in 2008.His growing canon of recorded work increasingly took a political slant, particularly on the album, The Emancipation of Hugh Masekela, released in 1966. Masekela scored his first US top ten hit with an African-infused instrumental version of the Jimmy Webb pop hit, Up, Up and Away, in 1967.In 1967, Masekela and his band played their first breakout high-profile show, the Monterey Pop Festival, alongside the era’s biggest musical legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Booker T and the MGs, and Otis Redding. Masekela featured in the official film and soundtrack of the festival.His 1968 single, Grazing in the Grass, reached number one on the US pop charts. The song became his signature for much of the 1970s and was later featured in a number of film soundtracks, including The Last King of Scotland and The Lion King.A return to AfricaMasekela continued to record and tour prodigiously throughout the 1970s and 1980s, circling ever closer, both musically and physically, to Africa. He toured across Africa with the likes of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and Ghanaian jazz band Hedzoleh Soundz, as well as with fellow South African exiles Makeba and Gwangwa. In 1974, he was one of the organisers of the Zaire 74 festival, which brought together the best of African and American soul and jazz artists to compliment the Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Forman in Kinshasa.During this time, he also featured on recordings with US rock band The Byrds and jazz pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, as well as on the early solo albums of Paul Simon, with whom he would later work on the 1987 Graceland album and tour.During the 1980s Masekela made his African home base Botswana, opening a music school and once again recording with big names in African music, as well as working with ANC cultural organisations in exile to formulate a cultural manifesto for a free South Africa sometime in the future.His 1987 hit, Bring Him Back Home, was adopted as the anthem calling for the release of Nelson Mandela and other South African political prisoners, as well as a call-to-arms for African exiles around the world to return to their motherland. Masekela finally got to play the song live for Mandela himself when he was released in 1990.HomecomingThe musician had returned to South Africa around the same time. He continued to record and mentor new generations of South African musicians. In 2004, he published his entertaining and candid autobiography, Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela, in which he highlighted not only his successes but also his struggles with homesickness and alcohol abuse. In the book, he vowed that his story was not yet over; he was determined to keep on creating new music that celebrated his country, the continent and its people until the day he died.A number of top music and academic awards were bestowed on Masekela throughout his life, among them the National Order of Ikhamanga in 2010, an honorary doctorate in music from the University of York and Rhodes University, and an African Music Legend Award.In one of his final performances, in 2016, Masekela reunited in Johannesburg with Ibrahim to perform as the Jazz Epistles again, to not only celebrate the history of South African music but also to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the historic 16 June 1976 youth demonstrations.Masekela is survived by his wife, Elinam Cofie, and children, Pula Twala and Selema “Sal” Masekela, from his previous relationship with Jessie Marie Lapierre.Five from Bra Hugh: five memorable Hugh Masekela songs to celebrate his life and artSource: Wikipedia, South African History Online, News24Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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More Features on the Geocaching App for Premium Members

first_img SharePrint Related5 tips for planning your next vacation with geocachingJuly 31, 2017In “GeoTours”Five tips for planning your next vacation with geocachingSeptember 24, 2019In “Learn”Hike or seek this seasonSeptember 17, 2019In “News” The perks of being a Geocaching Premium member just got better. Besides unlocking the powerful search and listing tools on the website, now when you sign in to the free official Geocaching App, you’ll have a few extra features:List View – See geocaches in a new way with the List View.Filters – Filter your geocache search results by distance, Favorite Points, size, difficulty and terrain.The perks for Geocaching Premium members will keep getting better and better as we upgrade our app. Stay tuned for more and if you haven’t yet, upgrade to Geocaching Premium.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

a month agoBournemouth boss Howe: We’re trying to reach level of Southampton

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe: We’re trying to reach level of Southamptonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe says they’re trying to reach the level of Southampton.The Cherries meet Saints on Friday night.Howe said, “Southampton have always traditionally always produced their own players, their academy has always been so important to them, you see the amount of players they bring through.”That’s something we’re trying to improve on – and of course the infrastructure here – the training ground, the stadium.”We definitely want to improve on them and get closer to their level.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 days agoAC Milan goalkeeper Reina: Pioli a real football man

first_imgAC Milan goalkeeper Reina: Pioli a real football manby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina has welcomed the appointment of new coach Stefano Pioli.Milan lost four of their first seven Serie A games before the sacking of Marco Giampaolo.“For us, it was a particularly difficult start to the season. The second part will be more positive for Milan,” the goalkeeper told ANSA.“Pioli will bring positivity and tranquility. We must work and get to grips with his ideas quickly so we can be ready as soon as possible to face our next few matches.“He’s a football man who has a lot of experience in Serie A, someone who knows Italian football very well.“In all of us, there’s the desire for redemption and to do better from now on. So far we haven’t lived up to expectations and we also hope to improve quickly for the fans.“I’m always optimistic. Our objective must be to win every game. After that, we’ll take stock in May.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Oakland’s Max Hooper Runs Into Stands To Hug Father After Senior Day Win

first_imgMax Hooper hugs father after Senior Day win.Vine/Chris VanniniOakland’s Max Hooper is one of the most unique players in all of college basketball. The Golden Grizzlies’ gunner has hit 102-of-229 shots this season, and every single attempt has come from beyond the three point arc. On senior night against Detroit, after scoring 12 points in a 108-97 win, Hooper ran into the stands after the game to see his father Chip, who suffered a stroke in October and has been battling cancer for years.This is one of the most touching college basketball videos you’ll see this year.Video of Max Hooper going into the crowd to see his dad.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) February 27, 2016ESPN has longer video of the emotional moment here.Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free-Press wrote a great story about Max and his father after the game.“It’s something we both embody, that will, that we won’t be denied,” Max said. “Him being here tonight is such a moment. You can’t replicate this moment. It comes around once in a lifetime. He didn’t promise me but said I’m going to be at a game. I believed he would.”Oakland finishes the year 21-10, and second in the Horizon league heading into the conference tournament.last_img read more