Duggan joins Atletico Madrid

first_imgToni Duggan has joined Spanish champions Atletico Madrid on a free transfer after her contract with Barcelona expired, signing a deal until 2021.The England international spent two seasons with the Catalan club in which she played 72 games and scored 29 goals in all competitions, winning the Copa de la Reina and Copa Catalunya in 2018.Duggan also finished as a Champions League runner-up and twice a Primera Division runner-up, with Atletico winning the title by one point in 2017-18 and by six in the season just gone. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? She left Barca midway through this summer’s Women’s World Cup, at which injury limited the former Manchester City star to just three appearances as the Lionesses finished fourth in France.Rumours had linked the 28-year-old with a return to her homeland to join newly-promoted Manchester United, who will compete in the FA Women’s Super League this season.However, Duggan will instead remain in Spain and hope to bolster the reigning champions’ bid for a third successive league title.”I am very happy to play at Atlético de Madrid,” Duggan told the club’s official website.”It is a club that is very supportive of the women’s team and the staff it has is very good.”I am a creative player who can bring goals and assists.”I am a winner and I come to the club to help you in everything I can in all competitions.”Last season’s game at the Wanda Metropolitano made me realise how big this club is,” Duggan added, referring to the clash between Atletico and Barcelona which attracted 60,739 fans – a world record crowd for a club match in women’s football.The forward is a welcome addition to an Atletico side who lost last season’s top-scorer, Jennifer Hermoso, to Barcelona earlier this summer.No one in the Primera Division scored more than the Spain international last term, with her bagging 24 goals and also registering seven assists on the way to a league title.Atletico have also lost Esther Gonzalez, who netted 13 times last term, but in Duggan and Charlyn Corral, whose 20 goals for Levante last season were only bettered by Hermoso, the champions have two talented forwards who can replace the goals they have lost.last_img read more

Norton Point Sunglasses Are Cleaning Up Oceans and Saving the World

first_img Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Fish are not known to particularly appreciate plastic; still, we keep inundating them with it. Thankfully, Norton Point has found a way to not only clean up ocean plastic but also repurpose it into something useful: great sunglasses. And they use profits to fund earth-friendly research.The rich, diverse, colorful, sometimes terrifying ocean life must contend with eight million metric tons of plastic dumped into oceans each year. It’s killing them at a staggering rate and experts predict that by 2050, a mere 33 years from now, the oceans will be more plastic than fish.Admittedly, that’s almost impossible to comprehend when you think just how massive these bodies of water are. But, then just think about all the plastic we use daily and only once before tossing: straws, lid covers, grocery bags, disposable razors, take-out cutlery, soda and water bottles, food wrappers– just to name a few. Then multiple that by everyone on earth because we’re all using plastic. One time use plastic is an $80 billion business. If you’re not overwhelmingly depressed yet, go ahead and think about how it takes 400 years for plastic to breakdown. The first plastic was commercially made in 1907, which means literally every single piece of plastic ever made is still lurking around somewhere on the planet.Okay, you’ve earned some good news: meet Norton Point, an innovative company in Martha’s Vineyard that’s doing something about all this garbage. Founders Ryan Schoenike and Rob Ianelli partnered up with The Plastic Bank, an organization that is simultaneously helping clean up Haiti and its waters while ensuring people are earning a living wage. For its ubiquitousness, plastic is one of the least recycled materials– but The Plastic Bank is helping to change that by transforming the collected plastic trash into pellets that can be reused for anything, including 3D printing.Norton Point uses this plastic– Social Plastic as The Plastic Bank calls it– to create their stylish sunglasses. The myriad styles are all classic, flattering frames complete with polarized lens, 100% UVA/UVB protection and their cases are cleverly made of upcycled wetsuits. They also use cellulose acetate frames, which are plant-based. They range in price from $129 to $145, which is an absolute steal for sunglasses that are literally saving the earth.See, Norton Point didn’t stop at just using recycled ocean plastic– no, no. They donate five percent of their net profits to research, development, and education about this disastrous plastic problem. Co-founder Ryan Schoenike explains, “We are currently evaluating a number of projects, but we have developed a partnership with the University of Georgia, New Material Institute to further explore ocean plastic products, plastic alternatives, and creating a better system for reducing ocean plastics through the circular economy.”Norton Point has also pledged to remove a pound of ocean plastic for every pair of their glasses sold. Think about the impact the simple act of stylishly shielding your eyes can have. Editors’ Recommendations How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quiltlast_img read more

Kuru Kururu miner in custody for murder of boat captain

David Gaskin, 37, of Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway was taken into Police custody on Monday over allegations that he murdered Owen John, a boat captain of San Martin, Venezuela following an altercation between the two at Eteringbang Landing.This publication understands that the men were reportedly imbibing at Maria Da Silva’s shop when the two started arguing over money.Police disclosed that from preliminary investigations, Gaskin, a miner, asked John to borrow money but, the boat captain refused.After John refused, Gaskin allegedly dealt him one punch to his nose which caused the boat captain to fall to the ground. It was stated that the suspect then dealt John several kicks to his head and body during which he became motionless.Police said that when they arrived on the scene, the boat captain’s body was lying on the ground with blood oozing from the nostrils.This publication understands that the man’s body was awaiting transportation to Georgetown where a post-mortem examination will be performed. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan accused of murdering Venezuelan boat captain remandedDecember 14, 2017In “Court”GDF member assaulted, robbed of valuables in Kuru-KururuAugust 27, 2018In “Crime”GDF Captain to be arraigned tomorrow for murder of girlfriendApril 3, 2018In “Crime” read more