133 more COVID-19 cases in Jakarta despite ‘flattened curve’ claims

first_imgOn Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the city reported 85, 114 and 70 new cases, respectively, according to Health Ministry data.Read also: Jakarta buries more than 1,000 bodies according to COVID-19 protocolMeanwhile, the death rate in Jakarta alone remained at 9.2 percent as of Tuesday with 370 deaths among 4,002 confirmed cases.Nationwide, the country has recorded a total of 9,511 COVID-19 infections in all 34 provinces.Nevertheless, many have questioned the Health Ministry’s data as the government has been sluggish at testing and tracking cases since the first confirmed COVID-19 cases were announced in March.Topics : Jakarta recorded 133 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday even though the government claimed the capital city had flattened the curve the day before.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Monday that Jakarta, the COVID-19 epicenter in the country, had experienced a rapid and significant slowdown in new cases.However, new cases surged to 133 in Jakarta on Tuesday.last_img read more

Stewardship ‘tipping point’ in sight after busy year for engagement

first_imgThe organisation, which organises and facilitates dialogue between shareholders and companies, completed six engagements with major UK companies last year. This included Unilever, which abandoned a corporate restructuring plan following objections from investors including Legal & General Investment Management and Royal London Asset Management.Simon Fraser, chairman of the Investor Forum, described the Unilever engagement as “a pivotal moment”.“It confirmed the effectiveness of our collective engagement platform and significantly raised our profile,” he said.Nine new investors joined the not-for-profit organisation last year, bringing the total to 43 asset managers and asset owners. Together they represent around 30% of the FTSE All-Share.The organisation said the collective engagements it had undertaken had made “a significant contribution to rebuild trust between stakeholders and company boards in a number of situations”.The Financial Reporting Council today presented a strengthened version of the voluntary stewardship code it oversees.  Pension fund voting guidelines rejiggedSeparately, the UK’s pension fund trade body has said that how investors behave in the 2019 AGM season “could significantly shape both perceptions of the industry and future policy initiatives”.“We encourage schemes to take action where issues cause concern,” it said.Last year, according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), the level of “significant dissent” – more than 20% of votes cast against – over company AGM resolutions reached a five-year high.In both the FTSE 250 and FTSE 100 indices, roughly one quarter of companies had experienced significant dissent on at least one resolution at their AGM, it said.Caroline Escott, policy lead for investment and stewardship at the PLSA, said: “Pension schemes hold key stakes in FTSE 350 companies and it’s right that they use their influence as owners to encourage companies to behave responsibly.“Issues like executive pay and overboarding are important for investors and, although there is no room for complacency, it’s good to see this increasingly reflected in the findings.”The PLSA this week published a new version of its corporate governance policy and shareholder voting guidelines, noting that it expected continued scrutiny of pension schemes’ role in influencing corporate behaviour this year.The association added as a corporate governance principle that “pension schemes should consider explicitly setting out their expectations for outsourced engagement and stewardship activities in their contracts or mandates”.The PLSA also inserted in its voting guidelines a reference to “escalation”, encouraging shareholders to “make systematic use of all of the powers at their disposal as necessary in order to coherently support the highest standards of corporate governance at the companies in which they invest”.“This should include escalation in instances where it is clear that a given company is repeatedly failing to respond meaningfully to investors’ concerns on a specific issue,” the document said.Escott said: “The guidelines should help investors in making positive contributions to change and influence corporate behaviour.”Climate risk, workforce wellbeing and engagement, audit and executive pay would be important topics this AGM season, according to the PLSA. This year could be a “tipping point” for stewardship, the head of a £17trn (€19.4trn) collective engagement group has suggested.In 2018, the Investor Forum experienced its busiest year to date, said Andy Griffiths, executive director of the UK institutional investor engagement body.“The results published today demonstrate the value of collective engagement to bridge gaps in the dialogue between investors and companies,” he added.“As we look to 2019, we are approaching a tipping point – we believe that effective stewardship can help ensure that more companies create and sustain long-term value for the benefit not just of shareholders, but also for wider society.”last_img read more

Lagos renames Onikan Stadium after Mobolaji Johnson

first_imgRelatedPosts Lagos CP declares war on cultists, traffic offenders Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 The Lagos State Government on Tuesday renamed Onikan Stadium after Late Brig. Gen. Mobolaji Johnson (Rtd) in recognition of his illustrious service as the first military administrator of Lagos.Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State announced the change of name during the Day of Tribute for Late Johnson at Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island.Sanwo-Olu said that the Onikan Stadium would now be known as “Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson Stadium”.He said that the honour was necessary considering the achievements of Johnson to move Lagos State to greater heights.According to him, Johnson, the first military administrator and governor of Lagos State, set the state on a course and a race of an unending quest for improvement, innovation and development.“Mobolaji Johnson was first appointed the Administrator of the Federal Territory of Lagos on January 15, 1966 and later as Military Governor at the creation of the State on May 27, 1967.“His regime witnessed an increase in the state’s revenue from N36.7million to N99.7million. The increase was largely due to the revenue allocation formula that had just been introduced and increased revenue from crude oil, which was partly shared out to the state governments.“Under his leadership, the state government generated the larger proportion of its earnings from Internally Generated Revenue. According to the government then, the IGR was known as ”sources under the control of the Lagos State Government.“The Mobolaji Johnson administration began the construction of Ikorodu and Mushin General Hospitals. It also modernised the General Hospital, Lagos, by building the new mortuary block, physical medicine department, sewage treatment plant and installation of a standby generator.“The administration also commissioned the nurses hostel, doctors flat at Marina, Isolo and Harvey Road Health Centres.” Sanwo-Olu said that Johnson’s administration also built the maternity annex at Onikan Health Centre and an additional ward at Igbobi Orthopedic Hospital.He added that the administration equally opened five new Government Colleges in each of the five divisions of the state.The governor said that Gen. Johnson’s administration also introduced the harmonised teachers’ salaries and conditions of service to enhance the status of the profession and commenced the implementation of the Universal Primary Education. Tags: Lagos Statelast_img read more

Dandy makes successful start

first_imgDandyleekie got up right on the line to foil odds-on favourite Araner in the Requinto European Breeders Fund Maiden at Navan. Lyons said: “His work was always good, but we weren’t sure if we were going run him as he was very weak. “We hoped it would be a nice experience bringing him to Navan and we can build for the season from this. “We always thought he had ability and he will be on the team for Royal Ascot now. “Gary says he’s still very weak, but it’s a nice option to have. There should be masses of improvement to come and it bodes well for what we have at home.” The market leader bowled along with the help of the rail and looked like he might have done enough but he was was strongly pressed by Ger Lyons’ newcomer through the final furlong. The pair flashed past the post almost as one, but 16-1 chance Dandyleekie was quickly called the winner by a head in the hands of Gary Carroll. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Everton chief executive: New stadium plan needs council’s backing

first_img Press Association Proposals for a new ground at Walton Hall Park were announced in September last year but, like previous attempts to move away from Goodison Park, progress has ground to a halt. Elstone insists the onus for what he called a “regenerative project” which would bring huge financial benefit to the area could not exclusively be placed on the football club. “You would need to ask Joe why he does not believe in that partnership. “We are asking them to invest in the project but are offering them something which would generate a profit on their lending. “Probably the biggest risk is the failure to grasp the belief in a transformational opportunity which could be Walton Hall Park but the club cannot do it on its own. “If the onus is on us to deliver it we can’t do it in isolation.” There has been talk in recent weeks of potential investment in the form of a buyer for the club but nothing concrete has so far emerged and Elstone said they were not even considering that in their financial planning. “We believe the new stadium could work in a funding sense in a true partnership,” added the chief executive, who gave apologies for chairman Bill Kenwright who was absent through illness. “New investment is not being factored into finding a model as we don’t know if or when it will arise.” The club, which has seen proposals for new grounds at King’s Dock and Kirkby fall by the wayside in the last 15 years, has also explored the possibility of renovating Goodison Park but that would be a last resort and highly unlikely. “We have considered a new stadium on same footprint but it is not viable,” Elstone said. “Redevelopment is going to be really difficult other than to add another tier (of about 5,000 seats) to the Park End stand. “If Walton Hall Park doesn’t progress as we want then maybe it will become a viable opportunity.” In presenting the club’s annual accounts, Elstone expressed his satisfaction at reducing the club’s net debt by over £17million to £28.1million in 2013-14. “Net debt at the end of May 2015 is 33 per cent down on what it was two years ago,” he said. “We believe our debt levels are manageable and under control. We have a much more friendly bank manager. “We now have organisations offering to lend us money but we’ve not taken our eye off the ball in getting value for money.” Everton’s plans for building a new stadium will never come to fruition unless Liverpool City Council commit to a partnership, according to chief executive Robert Elstone. He criticised the council for dragging their heels but Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson hit back on Twitter while Everton’s general meeting was still taking place, stating: “Re EFC, CEO comments at AGM that they are ready on stadium. I am looking forward to receiving their planning and financial proposals tomorrow.” Elstone, speaking in front of shareholders at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, said: “Unless we get partnership with local authority it is going to be hard to bring it to fruition. “It is a challenging funding project. We are looking at a massive regenerative project which will generate cash, economic benefit and social benefit. “This is about regeneration of north Liverpool. It’s a big prize for Everton but an even bigger prize for the city. “It is absolutely why Everton has adopted a partnership approach and that is why we have built a regeneration case but at the moment we don’t have a true partnership. “We need confirmation on the City Council’s partnership for accessing the park and level of investment they are prepared to put in. “The mayor has said the onus was on the club but it cannot be exclusively on the club. “Everyone associated with the project has to believe it is a regenerative project and it is not an Everton project – and from my point of view I don’t think the council see it that way. last_img read more

West Palm Gun Store Starts “No Mask” Policy to Prevent Robberies

first_imgAlthough the store has implemented the no mask policy, Shkop explains that they will make special accommodations for people who do need to wear one.However, individuals who do require a mask and want to go to the store will be required to call the business ahead of their visit.Anybody who does not make an appointment will not be allowed to enter if they are wearing a mask. A local gun shop is making some news of its own not because of what it sells, but due to its new rules about masks.Guns and Range Training Center, which is located in West Palm Beach, released a video this week announcing a new, no-mask policy.“Imagine this scenario you have six or seven (people) walking in with a mask with ill intent,” owner Alex Shkop says in the video. “That prevents us from identifying from who they are and we’ve had a couple of encounters similar to that description. These are guns so if they go missing, that’s somebody’s life at stake.”last_img read more

The Latest: Road race world champion lauds IOC decision

first_imgThe start of the Taiwan-based Chinese Professional Baseball League’s season has been delayed twice this month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The CPBL’s website says the opening game would go ahead in a closed stadium but there could be up to 150 season ticket holders allowed entry under strict social distancing guidelines if the government approves.Sports leagues across Asia have been postponed or suspended because of the virus outbreak. The professional baseball and soccer leagues in Japan are aiming to start or resume their seasons in late April.___Japan’s NHK public television says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics during talks with IOC President Thomas Bach. The cuts are scheduled to last for three months and will amount to roughly 6% of the employees’ yearly salary if the pandemic subsides.The Devils of the NHL and the Sixers of the NBA are owned by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, who are the founders of HBSE.___Modern pentathlon has canceled the remainder of its World Cup season and postponed the world championships from May to September or October.The four remaining World Cups — two in Sofia, Bulgaria, another in Budapest, Hungary, and the final in Seoul — had already been pushed to May and June but have now been officially canceled. IPC president Andrew Parsons says “by taking this decision now, everyone involved in the Paralympic Movement, including all Para athletes, can fully focus on their own health and well-being and staying safe during this unprecedented and difficult time.”___USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini tells The Associated Press that athletes were surveyed over the weekend by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and that the consensus was that postponing the Tokyo Games was the correct call.DeMartini says “training disruption and qualification challenges are too big to overcome even if the environment returns to a degree of normal by late summer.”DeMartini says that he is a fan of a “soonest possible” reschedule but not until the situation is a bit more predictable. That could mean early in 2021 or an Olympics that is pushed into the fall of next year. Johnson says “as a national competition played in all parts of Australia, as well as New Zealand, mission complicated became mission impossible.”Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Melbourne City at an empty stadium on Monday was the last game completed. Sydney FC leads the standings with 48 points after 20 games.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 24, 2020 The worlds, relocated from Xiamen, China, to Cancun, Mexico, and set for May 25-31, were rescheduled. The new dates were to be determined.Governing body UIPM says it welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and will finalize plans to revise qualification.___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, could be moved from 2021 to 2022 after the Olympics were postponed.World Athletics says it is talking with organizers about “alternative dates, including dates in 2022.” The Tokyo Games and the relay have been caught in limbo since International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said four weeks were needed to decide on an inevitable postponement of the planned opening on July 24. He has ruled out a cancellation.___Australian soccer’s A-League has suspended its season indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.That brings an end to all professional football competitions in Australia and New Zealand.Football Federation Australia chief executive James Johnson says the latest measures imposed by the federal government made it impossible for the A-League to continue. The league had only a few regular-season games remaining before the playoffs. Johnson said the postponement will be reviewed on April 22. The Champions Cup and second-tier Challenge Cup had already suspended the quarterfinals scheduled for next month. Now the semifinals on May 1-3 and the finals in Marseille set for May 22-23 are off.EPCR says it “remains committed to completing the 2019-20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup season.”___The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start Thursday as planned in northeastern Fukushima prefecture but with no torch, no torchbearers and no public because of the coronavirus outbreak.There will be an Olympic flame carried in a lantern and transported by a vehicle along what organizers hope will be empty roadsides. Associated Press Swimming and track have their biennial world championships scheduled to start in July or August 2021.___IOC president Thomas Bach says “alarming figures” in the past few days about the coronavirus were key to deciding the Tokyo Olympics must be postponed.Bach cites the World Health Organization “saying in the last couple of hours that Africa has to prepare for the worst.”The IOC has been advised by the WHO, which said Monday the pandemic is accelerating. The statement said, “As shown over the past several weeks, no athletes, no Games.”___World swimming body FINA says it will talk to the Japanese organizers of the 2021 world championships about a possible schedule clash with the Tokyo Olympics.The championships are planned for July 16-Aug. 1 in Fukuoka.If an exact one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics is agreed upon, it would take place July 23-Aug. 8. Pedersen would have been among the favorites to win cycling gold this summer. He says he’s sorry for the athletes who had planned their seasons around the Olympics. But he ultimately calls it the right decision, saying that “it shows that we are thinking above the sport and making everyone’s health the priority.”The world cycling calendar has been suspended since the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Officials have not decided whether the Tour de France will carry on this July, but most of the events leading up to the Grand Tour race have been canceled or postponed.___The Montreal Canadiens are temporarily laying off 60% of employees while the National Hockey League season is suspended.Groupe CH, which owns hockey’s most storied club, says the layoffs go into effect March 30. Groupe CH also is establishing a $6 million assistance fund that will enhance employment insurance to make sure employees receive 80% of their salary for the following eight weeks and be available for loans to employees. The championships in Eugene are due to run from Aug. 6-15, 2021. That would conflict with the Olympics if the same July-August slot as originally planned for 2020 is used next year.World Athletics adds that it is looking at a new qualification system to account for the postponement and for the havoc wreaked on the 2020 schedule by the coronavirus outbreak.___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says postponing the Olympics and Paralympics to 2021 was “the only logical option.”The Paralympics are governed by the same contract as the Tokyo Olympics. The Latest: Road race world champion lauds IOC decision FINA says talks with Japanese officials will “determine flexibility around the dates of the competition, if necessary and in agreement with the IOC.”The governing body cites priorities including “athlete wellbeing and maximizing opportunities for aquatics stars to compete at the highest level.”___The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers have cut salaries for employees making more than $100,000 and put them on a four-day work week as the franchises deal with the impact of the coronavirus.Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment CEO Scott O’Neil announced the move in a letter posted on the Devils’ website. ___Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to his proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bach had previously said the IOC would make an announcement about postponing the 2020 Olympics in the next four weeks.___Taiwan’s professional baseball league has set April 11 as the revised date for opening day. Abe says a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic.Abe held telephone talks with Bach after IOC said it would make a decision on the Tokyo Games over the next four weeks.___The European club rugby finals in May have been suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.Governing body European Professional Club Rugby announced the decision a day after a conference call by the board. Bach says the original health issue for hosting the Tokyo Olympics was “could Japan offer a safe welcome” and the IOC was confident it could.___The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021.The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak.The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Road race world champion Mads Pedersen of Denmark says he is happy the International Olympic Committee made the decision to postpone the Tokyo Games on Tuesday rather than wait weeks or even two months. DeMartini says “we just need to be sure everything is being done to protect their safety.”___IOC president Thomas Bach says he did not discuss new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.One option would be July 23-Aug. 8. That is exactly one year from the now-postponed July 24-Aug. 9 dates.Bach says the exact dates is a question for the Tokyo organizing committee and an International Olympic Committee panel overseeing the preparations. Owner Geoff Molson says: “We are working extremely hard to limit the impact this situation will have on our employees.”___One of the key worldwide athlete groups that called for postponement of the Tokyo Games termed the IOC’s announcement a “bittersweet victory.”The group Global Athlete says it was appropriate for the International Olympic Committee to make the call Tuesday, instead of on a four-week timeline that it had suggested over the weekend. In a statement, the group said that while it commended the IOC for its decision, it also pressed the committee to engage with athletes while deciding on a new date for the Olympics.last_img read more

BTN’s Journey to feature 3 Wisconsin seniors

first_imgFor coordinating producer Bill Friedman, the Big Ten Network original series The Journey is about finding the most intriguing personalities and capturing stories that reveal a side of these players hidden to most fans.It was just that criteria that convinced him to include three Wisconsin basketball seniors – Mike Bruesewitz, Dan Fahey and J.D. Wise – for The Journey’s annual “Senior Night” segment, which airs Sunday at 7 p.m. CDT. Though the Badgers’ own Senior Day ended in a crushing loss to Purdue, the key for the crew who pieced this who together was to cast a fresh glow on the emotional ride for these seniors in the final home game of their career.“I think the goal of Senior Day is just to kind of show the finality of it,” Friedman said. “I think that’s one of the things that really makes for compelling television and compelling storytelling in general are these firsts, lasts, onlys. Those are things that carry weight because Mike Bruesewitz is never going to have another Senior Day.”The three UW players selected for the segment may not seem the most obvious choices, but each had the type of backstory that the Big Ten Network thought would appeal to fans.Wise presented a particularly interesting story because he earned his roster spot through an open tryout as a freshman and, despite just 26 career minutes on the floor, remained with the team for all four years.Fahey, a fan favorite who has recently gained attention for photos of him holding back fired up teammates from the floor after a teammate’s monster dunk, presented his own intrigue as a third-generation student-athlete at Wisconsin. As the ringleader of the #BenchMob Twitter movement along with Wise, the senior guard has turned into the team’s most recognized cheerleader.“He’s just got a great personality,” Friedman said. “I think people are going to learn a lot about some of the Badgers’ pregame traditions, including Dan Fahey’s traditional call of ‘Ain’t gonna be no catwalk.’”Perhaps the most obvious player chosen to be featured was Bruesewitz, the red-haired forward well known for his appetite for fighting over loose balls on the court and taking the occasional dive into the stands to save a possession. One of the most vocal and emotional leaders on Bo Ryan’s squad this year, the “Brueser” will reflect on his favorite Kohl Center memories Sunday night.“One of the things that really struck me from watching the material was just you can really see the appreciation that a guy like Mike Bruesewitz has about some of the memories he’s been able to be part of at Wisconsin,” Friedman said. “As he pointed out to us, he’s been a part of three court storms at the Kohl Center and that’s pretty cool.”The Wisconsin trio joins a list of three other former Badgers who have been featured on The Journey’s Senior Day segment, now in its fourth year. The 30-minute show features UW’s Senior Day alongside those at Indiana and Illinois and profiles nine different seniors.For more information and updates, follow The Journey on Twitter @BTNJourneylast_img read more

Thurston in doubt for 300th after heroic finish

first_imgA visibly uncomfortable Thurston was hampered and targeted with an ongoing shoulder injury throughout Origin II but soldiered on to help the Maroons steal a late win over NSW, with Dane Gagai’s second try of the evening proving the catalyst for a fitting finale to Thurston’s Origin career in Sydney. After his streak of 36 consecutive State of Origin appearances came to an end in Game One, Thurston knew what he was in for upon his return to the side against a fired-up Blues pack that included back-rower Tyson Frizell running at the veteran all game.The Cowboys will be sweating on Thurston’s recovery over the next 48 hours in a bid to play against the Panthers in Townsville.”Structurally it’s fine but I got a whack there a couple of times so I need to get the swelling down and go from there,” Thurston said post-game. “Everyone plays through pain out there and I’m no different. It’s a part of rugby league and this game. That’s what Origin is about and I expect that. I’ll get back to Townsville and assess. I’ve got the best medical staff available up there.”It would be nice [to play on Saturday] and that’s the plan, I trust my medical staff and my physio knows my body better than anyone.”‌Thurston played down the winning kick when asked and said it just came down to experience in the key moment. “It’s what dreams are made of… it’s all locked up and you’re in that position. It’s all about going through your processes and I’ve been through it a thousand times before with goal kicking,” Thurston said.”And I’ve been in those situations before many times and sometimes I’ve missed and other times I’ve come up trumps. “Tonight I came up trumps.”Maroons skipper Cameron Smith saw the conversion in a different light, knowing Thurston would have no issues putting the visitors in front in the clutch moment. “We scored that try to level it up and I couldn’t think of anyone else I’d want to take the kick. I just said to him ‘you’re the best, just go and kick it’ and he did,” Smith said. “The play that got us the win was that goal kick, I couldn’t hear myself think and I was back waiting on the tryline for the kick-off. “He’s a special player and we all know that.”With the 34-year-old having announced his retirement from representative football at the end of the season, the countdown is on for his final Origin match and Thurston has no regrets over the decision – despite being at the peak of his game. “I’m at peace with the decision I’ve made so I have no worries about that,” Thurston said.”I know my career is coming to an end and it’s about enjoying training and behind around the boys.”I’ve enjoyed the camp this week and to top it off with a win and head back to Queensland in a decider – it doesn’t get any bigger. “I’m extremely proud of the boys and the efforts they put in tonight. Obviously behind the eight ball at half time but we spoke about hanging in there and not letting your teammate down.”I’m trying to stay in the moment and love it while it lasts.”last_img read more

Varane will reach 300 matches wearing the white shirt

first_imgCup2. 314456two Spain Super Cup53oneone00 MatchesCattleTiedLostGoalsCards League1881263329712 Total2992005247fifteentwenty* Champions724714eleventwo6 European Super Cup3two0one00 * He has been expelled twice: once for a double card and once for a direct red card.Turn. Zidane’s arrival on the white bench gave her situation a 180 degree turn. He gave free passage to Pepe’s march and granted him ownership. In the 2017-18 campaign he played 44 matches (all complete, which led to the Manchester United his signing was signed: it was rumored that he offered 100 million for his transfer) and the next one, 2018-19, 43. In the current campaign he already has 23 games, with three goals scored. In total, Madrid have won 200 games (66.89%), have drawn 52 (17.39%) and lost 47 (15.72%) with him in the field. Against Sevilla he will round the 300 white matches. world880000 Raphaël Varane (Lille, 04-25-1993) will play his 300th match against Sevilla wearing the Real Madrid shirt. The central reaches that round figure in its ninth season of white, and with a spectacular record in its service sheet: four Champions, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, three Spanish Super Cups, two Leagues and a Copa del Rey. Before him Seville will lead the defense again with his partner Eder Militao, as they did in the last league match they played in Getafe (victory by 0-3), before traveling to Arabia to play the Super Cup. The fall of Sergio Ramos force that solution. In that way and before the Sevilla, the French defender will reach this figure in the first game that white people play in their stadium in this 2020.Varane arrived in Madrid from Lens in the summer of 2011. Zinedine Zidane, his current coach, was his great supporter. It is already known the call of the now coach and the response of the then young student (“Call me tomorrow that I have to study for an exam”). At the beginning it was difficult to gain the position: the solidity of the axis formed by Ramos and Pepe they closed any kind of opportunities. These, scarce, served to forge the character of the talented defense. His great moment came in the semifinal of Cup before him Barcelona in 2013. In the first leg, in January 2013, and before a Madrid dwindled by numerous casualties, the central was colossal when it came to defending the white goal. In addition, he scored the goal of the tie (1-1) that opened hope for Real Madrid for the return match. In the Camp Nou, he was outstanding again, and eventually certified the white triumph (1-3).However, muscle injuries (frequent in the biceps femoris during his trajectory) plus a meniscus tear (his knee was inflamed when he linked two-three games in a row) at the end of the 2012-13 season, which separated him 143 football days (from May to October 2013) plus another 52 days of relapse in November (a total of 23 games were lost), have prevented him from reaching that figure much earlier. As revealing fact, he highlights that in his first six campaigns he only exceeded the 40-match barrier in the 2014-15 campaign, with 46. Varane Balancelast_img read more