Messi is best player in world in any position, says Barcelona coach

first_imgBarcelona coach Luis Enrique hailed hat-trick hero Lionel Messi as the greatest player in the world “in every position” after the Argentine maestro sent another record tumbling in a thumping 7-0 Champions League win over Celtic.Messi became the first player in European Cup history to score six hat-tricks as he bagged his 40th career treble for club and country in Barca’s biggest European Cup win.It was also Celtic’s heaviest ever defeat in the competition. The five-times World Player of the Year also assisted one of Luis Suarez’s two strikes in the goal glut as he weaved his way across the Barcelona front line.”Messi plays with complete freedom and he can change his position as he wants. He’s the best in the world in every position,” Luis Enrique told a news conference on Tuesday. (Champions League: Messi sets hat-trick record as Barca hit seven)”If he plays as a number 9, a number 8 or a number 6, he’s the best in the world. He can judge the perfect pass from 40 yards and put the ball wherever he wants.”He’s total football and we’d be very stupid if we imposed limits on him,” he added.”For me, he’s the best player of all time, both for the number of goals he scores and for his footballing vision.”Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers was also in awe of Messi and the other parts of the ruthless ‘MSN’ attacking trident of Messi, Suarez and Neymar.”They are very special players, they have incredible movement and speed and stopping them is very difficult because they are world class,” he said.advertisement”We tried to close down the spaces but they have so much quality and speed. They move the ball around so quickly, they are at the top of the game.”Despite overseeing the club’s record defeat in European competition, also the heaviest defeat for any club that has won the European Cup, Rodgers tried to remain positive.”We’re going to try and learn a lot in this Champions League campaign,” he said. “It’s no shame to lose 7-0 here.”last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Ryan Tonra Named To Deans List At Seton Hall

first_imgSOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is pleased to announce Ryan Tonra, of Wilmington, has qualified for the Fall 2018 Dean’s List.After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than “C”, qualify for the Dean’s List.About Seton HallAs one of the nation’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been showing the world what great minds can do since 1856. Home to over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership – developing students in mind, heart and spirit – since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university’s nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark. For more information, visit http://www.shu.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Seton Hall via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Carlee Sutera Named To Dean’s List At Seton Hall UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Carlee Sutera Named To Dean’s List At Seton Hall UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

20 actress Amy Jackson beams with pregnancy glow shares loveydovey moments with

first_imgAmy Jackson, British fiancee George PanayiotouInstagram2.0 actress Amy Jackson is currently in her third trimester and she is enjoying every phase of her pregnancy with her British fiancee George Panayiotou. The couple are currrently holidaying in Europe and Amy is leaving no stone unturned in making every moment a memorable one.The soon-to-be mother is known for pulling off every kind of cloth on body and has been setting a new precedent with her materity outfits for pregnant women. Sharing a few pictures on Instagram, Amy was seen flaunting her baby bump while soaking in the sun in a yellow bikini and needless to say that she was beaming with her pregnancy glow. In another picture, Amy and George shared an intimate moment wherein George was seen holding on the baby bump.Being a fitness freak, Amy Jackson has been working out rigorously. A few days ago, she shared a picture wherein she spoke about her pregnancy cravings. And if you are following her on Instagram, you wouldn’t be able take your eyes off her breathtaking pictures.After announcing her pregnancy on Mother’s Day, Amy and George got engaged in an intimate ceremony in London on May 5 and had been sharing some of their lovey-dovey moments on social media which you just can’t resist. Amy JacksonInstagram Amy Jackson flaunts her baby bump while soaking in the sun during her Europe trip with British fiancee George PanayiotouInstagramlast_img read more

Campbell Pens Book Giving Hope To Family Caregivers

first_imgBy MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, mgray@afro.comChallenges in caring for loved ones with special needs can cause pressure on those who must make their lives comfortable in later years.  The needs to be met are both practical and emotional and often put strains on family relationships.Author Teraleen Campbell understands the pressure that goes with caring for an indigent family member in their final years.  As an only child she faced the task of caring for her mother as an only child for the last six years of her mother’s life.As her mother’s caregiver, author Teraleen Campbell used her own experiences as inspiration for the book “Carefree to Caregiver,” which has been published for National Caregivers Month. (Courtesy Photo)In her book from “Carefree to Caregiver,” Campbell discusses what caregivers face when trying to comfort loved ones who need full time attention and the affect it can have on their lives.  She uses her experiences from the time caring for her mother as a way to tell help shed light on facing the challenges of her responsibility and to provide counseling to those who may be approaching this critical juncture in their lives.“It can be a difficult road when you’re trying to take care of a parent or a spouse when they can no longer do for themselves,” Campbell told the AFRO.  “When the normal routine of life is lost, and you have to assume that responsibility it can be overwhelming”.Family caregivers are the unsung heroes of this generation. With baby boomers living longer – even with health challenges – their support has become vital in handling the personal matters that accompany those twilight years.Instead of framing the narrative in a desperate light, she puts her challenges in an inspirational form that paints a picture of optimism and gives the reader hope.  The book is formatted as 31-day devotional book. Each daily passage provides an inspirational reading in addition to a prayer and space for journaling.Being a caregiver is not limited to providing medical care. It also includes working with medical staff to ensure that quality care is provided.  Additionally, there are often legal and financial considerations.In most cases, caregivers feel unprepared for the level of responsibilities that they must assume. Long term caregiving can lead to burn out, especially if the caregiver has not adjusted their life to successfully balance their new role.“I realized the importance of taking some time to focus on me and what I was dealing with, in addition to processing what was happening in my life. I became mindful that if I wasn’t healthy, I couldn’t adequately care for my mother. “According to data from AARP, 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child for at least 12 months. Nearly one in six working adults have responsibilities of providing care for a family member. Additionally, 69% of working caregivers caring for a family member or friend report having to rearrange their work schedule, decrease their hours, or take an unpaid leave in order to meet their caregiving responsibilities. These situations can adversely affect the mental and physical health of the very caregivers who are providing support for others.Campbell, who is also a minister at Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in Washington, D.C., noticed as she was putting her stories to paper that there were not many books that addressed the African American community’s perils when facing becoming caregivers.  She hopes that this book will help to make it easier for those families to address the issues to prepare them for the hard decisions they will face, should they become caregivers.“In our community people don’t want to discuss transitional lifestyle decisions,” Campbell adds.  “Its tough handling things by yourself and hopefully this book will be of comfort and support”.last_img read more