Ronaldo’s airplane photo slammed as Sala remains missing

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has been criticised by Gary Lineker for a picture taken on a private plane as Emiliano Sala remains missing.Cardiff City record signing Sala and a pilot were on a small plane travelling from Nantes to Wales on Monday evening when the aircraft disappeared off radar in the English Channel.A search for Sala and the pilot was carried out on Tuesday, but was suspended at 5pm local time with no trace of either person found. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? Local police have conceded the hopes for survival for the two are “slim” and said there would be no further updates until Wednesday, while Cardiff City released a statement Tuesday saying they were “praying for positive news.”There has been an outpouring of support among the football world for Sala, offering their prayers and hopes for the best.Meanwhile, Ronaldo posted a photo of himself on a private plane on Twitter and Instagram a few hours after the search was suspended. Ronaldo captioned the tweet with three emojis: a smiling face, a plane and a thumbs up.😀🛫👍— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 22, 2019The tweet received some condemnation from followers for its seeming insensitivity over the situation, with perhaps the most prominent voice being former England international Lineker.Quoting the tweet, Lineker added: “Not the day for this tweet. It really isn’t.”Lineker also clarified his belief on Ronaldo’s intentions, thinking the Juventus star was oblivious to what he’d done, though he hoped someone could have told him the implications.Not the day for this tweet. It really isn’t.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 22, 2019“I’m sure he’s done it without knowledge or awareness,” Lineker added, “but perhaps someone could let him know.”Ronaldo had been in the Spanish capital on Tuesday, as he pled guilty to charges of tax evasion during his time at Real Madrid.The forward elected to appear in court rather than address the judge by video link and accepted a suspended sentence as part of his punishment, as well as being forced to pay out nearly €19 million (£17m/$22m) in fines.Spanish law permits judges to give two-year suspended sentences for first-time offenders.last_img read more

International Education Week highlights Brocks global community

The aroma of fine tea leaves, the sights and sounds of rhythmic dancing and cultural enlightenment filled the International Centre last week.Dozens of events took place across Brock University Nov. 12 to 16 as part of International Education Week, an annual event celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world.For Marcia Arajuo, a visiting international scholar from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, the week was an opportunity to showcase her research and culture, including hosting a Brazilian dance class.Originally from Recife, Brazil, Arajuo studies in the field of recreation and leisure. Her research, alongside host and Brock Professor Colleen Hood, focuses on the relationship of healing the body and mind through expressive movement.While she spends much of her time working with community agencies such as Niagara Health and Wellspring Niagara, her dance class was a chance to give back to the Brock community.Inspired in the popular rhythms of Brazil, such as samba, ciranda and bossa nova, Arajuo’s class had more than a dozen Brock students on their feet.“It was fun, free and surprisingly easy to learn,” said Danielle Sobers, a third-year Biomedical Science student from Barbados, who participated in the class to learn more about the culture.The following day, Arajuo was honoured alongside more than 30 of her peers at the annual Global Scholars Reception in Pond Inlet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The event officially welcomed and recognized visiting international professors as well as scholars and participants of the University Mentorship program each semesterThe excitement of International Education Week ended at the St. Catharines Curling Centre, where 16 Brock students experienced the classic Canadian sport.For many of the students in attendance, it was their first time on ice.This included Robin Palfrey, a first-year English Literature student from Guernsey.“I loved it,” said Palfrey. “It was harder and more physical than I gave it credit for.”The week also featured internationally-themed trivia, information sessions on international mobility, workshops from Career Services and a Human Library held in the Matheson Learning Commons in the James A. Gibson Library.More information about upcoming events with Brock International Services can be found on their ExperienceBU website. read more