SEMI-FINALS Lionel Messi (52%) vs Ronaldo Nazario (48%)Diego Maradona (41%) vs Cristiano Ronaldo (59%) Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the greatest footballer of all time in a fan tournament featuring some of the game’s biggest names. It must be said that the tournament being ran by a Spanish paper has lead to players who have played in Spain’s top division being dominant. Paolo Maldini never stood a chance against ‘CR7’ in the opening round while Pele’s elimination in the quarter-finals is the big shock. The full tournament Ronaldo Nazario came out on top ahead of Diego Maradona in a tight third place play-off. But it’s Ronaldo’s big win over Messi in the final that is the big talking point. It’s a debate that has raged for years with stars past and present being probed for their opinion. Pele has recently been asked who he believes to be the better player and he gave his vote to Ronaldo over Messi. Spanish publication MARCA set up the 16-man showdown which saw huge names such as Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane go against one another with progression based on fan votes. The final inevitably ended up being Ronaldo vs longtime rival Lionel Messi with the Juventus forward coming out on top. Promoted ContentTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be Cheerleaders6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFF Ronaldo Nazario (51%) vs Diego Maradona (49%) FINALLionel Messi (46%) vs Cristiano Ronaldo (54%) OVERALL WINNER – CRISTIANO RONALDO FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Check out the scores below to see the winners with higher percentage. ROUND OF 16 Lionel Messi (78%) vs Ferenc Puskas (22%)Eusebio (17%) vs Alfredo Di Stefano (83%) Franz Beckenbauer (17%) vs Ronaldo Nazario (83%) Michel Platini (8%) vs Pele (92%) Diego Maradona (60%) vs Ronaldinho (40%) Lev Yashin (8%) vs Johan Cruyff (92%) Zinedine Zidane (82%) vs George Best (18%) Paolo Maldini (27%) vs Cristiano Ronaldo (73%) QUARTER-FINALS Lionel Messi (70%) vs Alfredo Di Stefano (30%)Ronaldo Nazario (53%) vs Pele (47%) Diego Maradona (67%) vs Johan Cruyff (33%) Zinedine Zidane (44%) vs Cristiano Ronaldo (56%) Read Also: Football legends pick the best between Ronaldo and Messi“Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo,” Pele told YouTube channel Pilhado per Daily Mail.“I think he’s the best, because he’s more consistent, but you can’t forget about [Lionel] Messi, of course, but he’s not a striker.” The fans who voted in this poll also feel similar to the 79-year-old.
Though experts say an earthquake of level 7.8 or greater is almost guaranteed to strike the USC area in coming years, many agree the recent seismic activity in Haiti and Chile is not indicative of an increased likelihood of an earthquake in Los Angeles.Many people are speculating that the sudden surge in seismic activity elsewhere in the world is a sign that “the big one” will soon hit Los Angeles. Experts, however, say the fault lines responsible for the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile are too distant to have any effect as far north as California.“The fact that there were earthquakes [in Haiti and Chile] doesn’t affect our chances of having one here,” said Thomas H. Jordan, a professor of earth sciences and the director of the Southern California Earthquake Center.Still, a number of experts say that California is due for a large earthquake — likely a quake that would emanate from the San Andreas fault line, which runs under California north of Los Angeles. During such an earthquake, waves would become trapped in the sediment underneath Los Angeles, causing 7.8-level tremors that could shake the area for up to two minutes.The seismic waves are unpredictable, so logistics of exactly where this earthquake will hit cannot be specified. The Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, however, believes Los Angeles does face a 67 percent chance of a 6.7-magnitude earthquake or greater sometime in the next 30 years. The chance of a similar quake striking anywhere in California in the same time frame is 99.7 percent.Jordan noted that California is not bracing itself for a specific earthquake, but that there are many possible “big ones.” Though the San Andreas fault is the most likely source of “the big one,” Jordan said there are other faults that could spark dramatic seismic activity in the region.Jordan stressed that those living in Los Angeles should not dismiss the severity of an upcoming quake because of vague details about when and where.“Just because it may not hit soon doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be concerned,” Jordan said. “We should be very concerned. A large quake is inevitable; it’s going to happen, and when it does it’s going to cause problems.”Though the recent earthquakes are unrelated, the devastation that has followed the quakes in Haiti and Chile is a harsh reminder of Southern California’s own anticipated earthquake and the potential for damage.USC, however, has taken extensive measures to ensure that, when a large scale earthquake does strike, the school will be prepared.The USC Office of Fire Safety and Emergency Planning has incorporated a portable water filtration system that, should students and staff be trapped in an area without drinking water, can make potable water from fountains, pipes and pools. Emergency food and medical supplies have been placed in strategic locations throughout campus, as have satellite phones. Some form of an emergency kit exists within every USC-owned facility, even those on Catalina Island.In addition, USC is committed to educating both students and staff about how to react immediately after an earthquake hits. The Community Emergency Response Teams consists of staff, faculty and students trained in fire suppression, search and rescue, and first aid. All buildings have a Building Emergency Response Team trained to evacuate students as quickly as possible.USC also began its earthquake awareness program, the Great California ShakeOut, in 2008. A response to the earthquake threat from the San Andreas fault line, ShakeOut educates students about proper measures to take before, during and after an earthquake.The ShakeOut itself is a simulated earthquake response drill acted out at a predetermined day and time throughout California each year. Several weeks before the ShakeOut occurs, officials work to garner publicity and to train emergency responders in basic earthquake safety. Most importantly, the program teaches the practice of “Drop, Cover, Hold,” in which people in the area affected by the tremors get under a desk or table and protect their heads and necks.According to Steve Goldfarb, the university’s Fire Safety and Emergency Planning specialist, one of the most important steps in preparing for a quake is to secure all loose objects and furnishings.“Earthquakes themselves don’t kill people; everything falling does. It’s critical during a quake to take cover and then stay still until the tremors have stopped,” Goldfarb said.Even with the annual ShakeOut drill, a recent survey by USC’s Norman Lear Center found that only 12 percent of participants in the event found themselves “very well prepared” for a large earthquake.Still, students in general seem to be well aware of the basic duck-and-cover strategy and the efforts of ShakeOut.“My understanding is that we’re supposed to drop, cover and hold on until we’re cleared,” said Shevora Ebron, a sophomore majoring in business administration. “I think most other students know that too.”Goldfarb will hold a seminar on earthquake preparedness in the Cardinal Room of the Lyon Center on Thursday, March 11, between noon and 1 p.m.
Ethiopian wins African Cargo Airline of the Year AwardEthiopian Airlines, the largest cargo operator in Africa, has been awarded the African Cargo Airline of the Year Award during the 2017 Air Cargo Africa Conference held in Johannesburg from 21st to 23rd February 2017.Air Cargo Africa 2017 has been organized by STAT Media Group in celebration of excellence in the industry while supporting Africa’s steady growth. Winners have been selected through two rounds of online polling by worldwide readers of the magazine.While receiving the award, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked: “Readers of STAT Trade Times across the globe have spoken and voted Ethiopian as ‘African Cargo Airline of the Year’. I would like to thank them all for their strong vote of confidence, which reiterates Ethiopian efficient global cargo service. The credit for this prestigious recognition goes to our strong workforce, especially, I would like to congratulate our cargo team for the job well done.Ethiopian Cargo has been growing at a very fast pace and will continue to do so. In order to support the fast growth that we are planning and to make Addis Ababa as one of the best Cargo hubs between Africa, Europe, The Americas, Middle East and Asia, we have built a new Cargo Terminal which can accommodate 600,000 tons per annum at a total cost of USD 115 million. The new Terminal 2 combined with the existing Terminal 1 will give a total tonnage capacity of 1 million per annum. Moreover, this year alone, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Orlando will join our global cargo network.”Ethiopian Cargo serves 36 freighter destinations operating the longest range twin-engine freighter aircrafts in the world, 6 B777-200 LR freighters as well as 2 B757F with a capacity of 103 and 35 tons each respectively.Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline. Ethiopian was recently named Airline of the Year, for the fifth consecutive year, by African Airlines Association (AFRAA), SkyTrax World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa, Best African Cargo Airline of the Year Award, and Passenger Choice Award for Best Airline in Africa.About EthiopianEthiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 90 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flightCatering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.Source = Ethiopian Airlines