South Korea “Creationism” Means War

first_img(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Give just one side of a controversy the press, and you will get a one-sided presentation of the issues.  That happened this week in the journal Nature.A piece by Soo Bin Park published in Nature on June 5 has all the elements of John Draper and Charles White’s “warfare between science and religion” hypothesis.  (Even Wikiepedia states this portrayal is not supported today by historians and philosophers of science.)  War rhetoric peppers Park’s presentation like machine gun fire: “South Korea surrenders to creationist demands,” the headline reads.  According to Park, creationists use tactics, have a campaign, are making headway, and “seem to be winning its battle with mainstream science.”Actually, South Korea’s Society for Textbook Revise (STR) seems more interested in cleaning out old errors from textbooks: the horse evolution series, portrayal of Archaeopteryx as a transitional form, and Darwin’s finch beaks.  Park is alarmed that South Korea’s growing number of “creationists” (a term he uses to encompass anything from Darwin critics to Biblical creationists) have an ulterior motive, to undermine evolution itself.As expected, Darwin critics were portrayed as religiously motivated, but evolutionists not.  Park presents evolutionists as defenders who need to rise up and fight: “Silence is not the answer, says Dayk Jang. He is now organizing a group of experts, including evolutionary scientists and theologians who believe in evolution, to counter the STR’s campaign by working to improve the teaching of evolution in the classroom, and in broader public life.”  Strangely, Park opposes debates.  “Having seen the fierce debates over evolution in the United States, he adds, some scientists also worry that engaging with creationists might give creationist views more credibility among the public.”Suppose a mugger accused you in court of assaulting him, and that he had a right to call on muggers to defend themselves against your threats.  That’s a bit like how the Darwin Party tries to defend its Darwin-only-Darwin-only (D.O.D.O.) position on public education.  They don’t want open discussion of the evidence.  They want to shut down discussion.  Yet when anyone questions their presumptive authority against what has been the default position of human beings for millennia (i.e., that the world and life shows evidence of intelligent design), they go bonkers and turn up the battle rhetoric.If you only read Nature, you would be indoctrinated in the following propaganda:1. Creationism has been a threat to science only in the U.S., but now South Korea poses a new threat.2. Creationists have “anti-evolution sentiment,” but evolutionists do not have the reverse.3. “Mainstream science” is a monolithic block threatened by another monolithic block called creationism.4. Creationists are doing battle with evolution (as if they started it).5. Evolutionists are justified in preserving outworn and discredited evidences of evolution in textbooks just because they fear that creationists have an ulterior motive to “attack” their pet theory.6. As “one of the most famous observations in Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species,” finch beaks should remain in textbooks, despite showing only oscillations varying with climate, not evolutionary progress.7. Creationists use Archaeopteryx and Darwin’s finches as part of a strategy to attack evolution itself, but evolutionists are too pure as unbiased scientists to employ  strategies to attack creationism.8. Creationists have “antipathy” to evolution, but evolutionists don’t have antipathy toward creation.9. Creationism is tied to religion (especially Christianity), but evolution is not tied to atheism.10. Evolutionists need to improve the teaching of evolution, but creationists do not need to improve the teaching of alternatives to evolution, or even to clear up false, discredited, or misleading examples in textbooks.Evolution News & Views presented the South Korea situation in more pacifist terms.  Without battle terminology, it spoke of the growing freedom to speak up against evolutionary dogma.  It spoke of the increasing numbers of scholars who view intelligent design as “the frontier of science” in several parts of Asia.  The only indirect battle references consisted of true stories about some who have suffered from evolutionary forces in the past, including professors who have been outed by “informants” in China and have been expelled for criticizing Darwin or publishing pro-ID material.No wonder Park worries about open debate.  Put ENV’s coverage alongside his, and what would the public think?  South Koreans, Chinese and other Asians are glad to have some freedom to hear both sides for once.  What’s Park and Nature afraid of?  Open the bunker windows and let some fresh air in.last_img read more

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MeerKAT in demand among scientists

first_imgDishes belonging to the KAT-7 array, which is now fully operational. (Image: SKA Africa) South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope is scheduled to become operational only in five years’ time, but scientists from around the world are lining up to book research time at the facility.More than 43 000 hours have already been allocated to interested radio astronomers, who were invited to submit their proposals in October 2009. This amounts to more than five years’ worth of observing time.A total of 21 proposals involving over 500 astronomers, 59 of them from Africa, were received. All proposals were carefully considered and rated by a committee of local and international experts.According to SKA, the most highly rated projects were a survey of radio pulsars, and two proposals to study neutral hydrogen gas in the deep universe. The first received 8 000 hours and the hydrogen gas proposals received 5 000 hours jointly.Eight other proposals, including a survey of the nearby (65-million light years away) Fornax galaxy cluster and a high frequency survey of the galactic plane, were allocated time ranging from 1 950 hours to 6 500 hours.Besides the ten approved projects, said SKA director Dr Bernie Fanaroff, the team is keen to use MeerKAT in the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence as well as collaborating with Nasa in downloading data from that organisation’s space probes which are exploring other planets.The successful teams are expected to collaborate with MeerKAT staff on the design phase of the telescope and to help build human capacity.MeerKAT will help scientists understand the evolution of individual galaxies and clusters of galaxies, phenomena such as cosmic magnetism, and the influence of the mysterious entities of dark matter and dark energy on galaxies and clusters.Exploring the universeThe MeerKAT is the precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), funded by the Department of Science and Technology.At around 100 times more sensitive than any comparable existing facility, this giant radio telescope will be the most powerful ever built. Consisting of about 3 000 parabolic antennae with a total collecting area of around 100ha, or a square kilometre, SKA will construct images of the universe from radio waves, instead of light waves.South Africa and Australia are in the race for the privilege of hosting this key scientific facility, with the winning nation to be announced in late 2011 or early 2012.In South Africa all construction is taking place near the small town of Carnarvon in the Karoo, Northern Cape province. Here the climate is dry and there is minimal light pollution and radio interference, and with little commercial activity the area is expected to remain quiet in years to come.Spanning a vast area of Southern Africa, the SKA will consist of a core and five spiral arms, each containing increasingly remote stations of about 30 dishes each. The outermost stations will spill over into neighbouring countries such as Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, and Zambia.Construction is expected to start in 2012, with the full array completed by 2021 at a cost of R14.54-billion (US$2.09-billion).The SKA will send information via the data processing station on site to its control centre in Cape Town, over a high speed data network.Technological capabilityMeerKAT has its own precursor, the Karoo Array Telescope or KAT-7, which is already in place. KAT-7, also known as the MeerKAT Precursor Array, yielded its first images earlier in 2010 and is now fully online.It consists of seven dishes which produce images using a technique known as radio interferometry – the production of high-resolution images using a cluster of smaller telescopes rather than one large instrument. The more telescopes in the cluster, the better the result. MeerKAT and SKA, too, will use this technique to probe deeply into the universe.With KAT-7 up and running, the focus can now turn to MeerKAT, which will demonstrate South Africa’s technological capabilities for the SKA project.Recently it was announced that MeerKAT will consist of 64 Gregorian offset antennae – named after the eminent 17th-century Scottish astronomer James Gregory – each with a diameter of 13.5m. According to Anita Loots, SKA Africa’s associate director, this configuration will allow MeerKAT to operate at a sensitivity of over 220 m²/K, making it one of the world’s most powerful radio telescopes in its own right.The next step is to build a prototype dish of the new design, and test it against the existing format.last_img read more

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Hey PC Industry: Stop Being So Damn Touchy-Feely

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#Intel#Microsoft#user interface#Windows 8 brian proffitt Intel’s CES prediction that there will be $599 ultrabooks with touchscreens on the market by the end of 2013 promises to shake up the computer market, giving the finger to the notion that Tablets Will Rule All. But do we really need to have touchscreens on every new computing device?Ever since Minority Report came out in 2002, the tech community has been fascinated – nay, obsessed – with the idea of gesture- and touch-based interfaces. I guess we should be happy about this – if Minority Report was the inspiration, the collective imagination could have latched on to the notion of floating in liquid tanks as the optimum way to communicate with the machines in our lives. Waving our hands in mid-air is certainly preferable to being all pruney.A Short History Of TouchTouch screens have been around for a long time, naturally, so a 2002 sci-fi flick didn’t just make up this technology. I was first exposed to touch screens at my after-school library gig back in 1984, when we upgraded to an online catalog system. But somehow Minority Report seemed to crystallize the impact of touch screens on our computers and smartphones – in much the same way that Star Trek was supposed to capture the collective imagination about space travel.As tablets, smartphones and now Windows 8 computers are showing us, touch is the way technology is going. Like it or not, Microsoft’s big gamble of an operating system makes that abundantly clear. I have to wonder, though, if the world is really ready for touch everywhere.Not Everything Should Be TouchedI recently pointed out the potential foibles of moving to an all tablet-based technology, and David Pogue over at Scientific American points out some additional and very real interface problems with shifting to desktop and laptops with touch: Think “gorilla arms.”These physical issues of adapting to touch are significant, but I think there area couple of other reasons why touch should not be the be-all end-all for interface work.First, let’s be real: touch is just going to be one more thing to break on our computing devices. And if it’s a major component of the way we interface, if it breaks, there’s going to be a problem.When my current interface devices – the keyboard or the mouse – fail, it qualifies as a pain in the butt-level problem. I have to get in my car and schlep over to the computer store, but basically problem solved. If I have a system heavily reliant on touch and that integrated interface were to somehow bork, what would I do, get a new screen? Expensive on a standard desktop PC and crippling if we’re talking an all-in-one PC or a laptop/notebook device.What Happens When It Breaks?It might not be the end of the world. When an airplane’s computer screen instruments (known as the “glass cockpit”) fail, pilots still have the six analog dials (altimeter, compass, and the like) to enable them to fly and navigate the plane. And pilots get training on what to do if one or more of those instruments fail. So, too, should a touch computer provide alternative interface means if touch breaks. But if you’ve developed a routine using gestures and touch, stepping back to the “old” interface will lose you time and could be painful.We don’t hear a lot of reported problems about touchscreens , and I think that’s more to do with the fact that devices like the iPad, Nexus, and the Nook are very much integrated machines. Apple doesn’t have to worry about hardware design inconsistencies on it’s iOS devices – because it knows exactly how that hardware works, always.So what happens when Windows 8 is installed on a system that doesn’t support touch? Or an incompatibility between the OS and the hardware driver suddenly pops up? Because as Windows users started to learn with Windows 7, driver incompatibility can be a problem, because Microsoft has never controlled  the hardware for the vast majority of the marketplace and despite the Surface, that’s not likely to change any time soon.Are Touch Screens Always Worth It?The other big issue I have with touch: the cost. If indeed touch-screen ultrabooks are coming for about $600, then what would non-touch devices run? I’m hoping that the industry won’t get so enamored with touch that they forget about the needs of lower-income customers. I’m not asking for another OLPC, but there’s lot of people who could use a price break on decent computing platforms. Typically, touch-screens add a premium of about $100 to the cost of a laptop, which can be significant for many buyers.)Cost factors in to the repair/breakdown problem, too, by the way, because if these fancy platforms bust, you’ll have to pay more to fix the hardware.Touch screens have their advantages, but let’s not forget that like any technology, they have their risks and downsides as well. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Resources from the webinar: Student Loans & Service Members

first_imgRepaying Student Loans? Check out CFPB’s Servicemember Student Loan Fact Sheet or ED’s Student loan guide for Members of the U.S. Armed Services Search #MFLNPF on Twitter to read highlights shared during this webinarDuring the recent Student Loans & Service Member’s webinar, a number of resources were shared. We’ve collected the links and documents shared by presenters Carol Kando-Pineda and Patrick Campbell here.ResourcesConsidering taking out student loans? Check out CFPB Student Loan Guide or FTC’s Student loan resources for service members Choosing a college? Check out VA’s GI Bill® Comparison Tool , ED’s College Scorecard, College Navigator or FTC’s Questions to Ask.center_img Scholarships for servicemembers? Check out the National Resource Directory or ED’s Federal Student Aid’s scholarship guideInterested in watching the recording of this webinar?Find copies of the recording, the presentation slides, supporting resources, and a link to quiz required to earn 1.5 CEUs for AFC-credentialed and CPFC-credentialed participants here.Got a question that wasn’t answered in the webinar? Leave it here and we’ll reach out to Carol Kando-Pineda and Patrick Campbell to get an answer.last_img read more

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Central team to soon visit 11 flood-affected States

first_imgAn Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) under the Home Ministry will soon visit 11 flood-affected States, including Kerala and Assam, to assess the damage. The Ministry has changed rules and from now on, the IMCT will visit the affected areas even before receiving a memorandum from the State concerned. The other States that will be visited by the Central team are Meghalaya, Tripura, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Karnataka.Criticism from KeralaOn Tuesday, Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac took to Twitter to criticise the Union Home Ministry of allocating “zero” funds to Kerala. “Home Ministry approves Rs 4,432 crores from National Disaster Response Fund for the flood affected States. Share of Kerala, the worst affected, is zero!” Mr. Isaac said on Twitter.A senior Home Ministry official said the Central team would soon visit other flood-affected States, including Kerala. In the combined rescue operations in the States affected by floods, landslides etc. during the current monsoon season, the NDRF, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard have rescued and shifted to safer places more than 1,53,000 people.‘Constituted immediately’“The IMCT will henceforth be constituted immediately in the aftermath of any natural calamity of severe nature, which will visit the affected areas in the State so as to have first-hand assessment of damages caused and relief work carried out by the State administration. The IMCT will again visit the State after submission of the memorandum for detailed assessment of the damage and relief operations conducted for making final recommendations for allocation of additional funds,” the Home Ministry said in a statement. At present, the IMCT visits the affected State only once, after the receipt of the memorandum from the State.The Centre has also approved release of over ₹4,432 crore to Odisha, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh for the damage caused by natural calamities in these States during the last financial year.Assistance approvedIn a statement, the Home Ministry said a high-level committee, headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, has approved additional Central assistance of ₹3338.22 crore to Odisha for the damage caused by the cyclone Fani; ₹1029.39 crore to Karnataka for drought; and ₹64.49 crore to Himachal Pradesh for avalanches and hailstorm during 2018-19.The funds will be disbursed from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). This additional assistance is over and above the funds released by the Centre in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) already placed at the disposal of States.During 2018-19, the Central government had released ₹9,658 crore to all States, and during 2019-20, till date, it has released ₹6,104 crore to 24 States from the SDRF, the statement said.The meeting also reviewed the ongoing flood situation in different parts of the country and the logistic support provided by Central agencies, including the deployment of the NDRF and Defence forces.last_img read more

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Belingon dominates Chung in ONE bantamweight clash

first_imgMOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “I defended his takedowns, and it was very tough for me.”With the win, Belingon could find himself in a fight against Bibiano Fernandes for the bantamweight gold in the near future. Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Bolick shrugs off fatigue to deliver in clutch for San Beda Kevin Belingon opened up title shot in the ONE Championship bantamweight division after taking a unanimous decision win over Kevin Chung in Legends of the World card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img The 30-year-old Belingon (17-5) won his fourth straight fight in the promotion while stopping Chung’s (4-1) win streak at four fights.“Kevin is a tough fighter, I did what I did,” said Belingon. “I wanted to keep the fight standing, and I just defended his takedown attempts.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlthough the fight lasted all three rounds, Chung never found his rhythm against Belingon who is six years his elder.Belingon constantly spoiled Chung’s attempts to bring the fight to the ground with knee strikes and timely transitions. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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Crew shuts down Galaxys stars

“The Strength of the Pack Is the Wolf. The Strength of the Wolf Is the Pack.”  A sign bearing this mantra hangs just inside the entrance to the Columbus Crew locker room. Never has its meaning been more on display than in the 2-0 Crew victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy Saturday night.With the Galaxy’s lone wolf, David Beckham, not making the trip to Columbus with his team because of an ankle injury, the Crew cruised to victory with a starting lineup devoid of its top scorer, Guillermo Barros Schelotto.Following the victory, Crew coach Robert Warzycha summed up his “no man is above the team” mentality.  “We don’t have reserves,” he said. “We have 23 players right now that can step up anytime.”On a dark and rainy night, less than an hour after the Buckeyes’ victory over Illinois, the conditions were prime for a subdued crowd. The raucous fans in Crew Stadium’s Nordecke, however, would not let that be.As pyrotechnics erupted, the Crew players made their way onto the field through a tunnel of supporters while black-and-gold-clad fans cheered wildly from the northeast corner of the stadium.  This particular section of the crowd brought the energy to a fever pitch early with a variety of chants, cheers and songs that reverberated throughout the stadium from start to finish.Less than five minutes into the match, the fans in the Nordecke were chanting, “Where’s the Spice Boy?” in reference to the absent Beckham, husband of Posh Spice.Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven kicked off the scoring in the 33rd minute with a slick header off a pass from Emmanuel Ekpo following a free kick.Forward Steven Lenhart, who spent much of the match being knocked to the ground, made the last goal for the Crew with a soft shot off a rebound that Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts couldn’t handle.The only significant scoring opportunity for the Galaxy came off a free kick, which was tapped by Galaxy star Landon Donovan to Chris Birchall.  Birchall’s shot took a hard bounce off the left post and the follow-up shot sailed high above the goal. It was a chippy, physical game in which eight yellow cards were issued. Crew team captain Frankie Hejduk received one for a reckless tackle in which he and another Crew player sandwiched Donovan. The yellow card will result in Hejduk’s suspension for the Crew’s next match.At one point, during a free kick for the Crew, the referee stopped play to admonish players from both teams who were roughly jockeying for position.When asked about the scrappy game and the physical play of Lenhart in particular, Warzycha said, “I don’t think there were any cheap fouls. I think this guy (Lenhart), he likes this kind of game.”With the victory, the Crew (12-4-10) remains atop the Eastern conference and pushes its home unbeaten streak in the MLS to 22. The Galaxy (10-6-11) also holds steady in its second-place position in the Western conference.Following the game, the Crew players saluted the ‘blackout’ effort of the announced, sellout crowd of 20,966 by joining hands and taking a bow. Several players also tossed jerseys to eager fans. read more

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Commentary student athletes should have choice of when to go pro

Since the beginning of collegiate athletics and the birth of the NCAA, a war has been waging.Should student athletes be paid?These players, particularly in football and basketball, help bring in potentially millions of dollars at major universities, but because of NCAA restrictions, they are unable to profit from this themselves.But if they want to make money, and have the talents to do so, why can’t they just skip a level and head straight to the professional ranks? Nothing is making these student athletes attend college, right?Again the NCAA rears its ugly head.Although certain sports like baseball and soccer currently have no restrictions on when an athlete can start making money in their given field, basketball players have the option to be “one-and-done” and head to the NBA after their freshman year, and football players can leave campus after three years.ESPN reported that Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Wednesday that the idea of forcing athletes to attend a university before they go into the field is ludicrous.“Maybe in football and basketball, it would work better if more kids had a chance to go directly into the professional ranks. If they’re not comfortable and want to monetize, let the minor leagues flourish,” Delany said.These years spent in college are often for the protection of the players, and it would be incredibly difficult for a player to make the jump directly from high school to the NFL due to the change in speed. I tend to agree with Delany.Before the NCAA and NBA implemented the rules in basketball that forced a player to wait at least a year before joining the league in 2005, there were numerous athletes who made the jump and succeeded. Players like Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in 1996, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard in 2004 and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett in 1995 have all been perennial All-Stars since joining the league. Not to mention the fact that Miami Heat forward Lebron James in 2003 will go down as one of the greatest players in the history of the game without ever playing a minute of college basketball.Sure for every Lebron there is a Kwame Brown, center for the Philadelphia 76ers, that cannot cope with the speed and physicality, but they should be allowed to take that risk themselves.If a player judges they are capable of holding their own in the league, that should be their choice and theirs alone, not one of a larger governing body.In most other fields, this sort of thing would come off as utterly ludicrous. Imagine if Michael J. Fox or Justin Timberlake were forced to postpone their careers in entertainment for a couple of years because a group decided they needed the experience college could grant them.Even if a player does have that extra experience, there is no guarantee they will become a star. Former Ohio State center Greg Oden is considered one of the NBA’s biggest busts because of suffering through a multitude of knee injuries. Oden even spent his required year in college instead of just jumping straight from high school.While the discussion continues about whether or not players should be paid. it is time for a change in the NCAA rulebook.The removal of a player’s requirement to attend college will slow, at least partially, the number of scandals involving student athletes being compensated that have surfaced in recent years.Overall, a rule change would be beneficial to all parties involved, so it would only make sense if such a rule change were to be implemented.Delany said it best.“Why is it our job to be minor leagues for professional sports?” read more

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Christian Pulisic named as a replacement for Willian at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea will step up their efforts to sign Christian Pulisic this summer if Willian opts to leave, reports the Evening StandardThe United States international has emerged as an exciting young talent in German football and Borussia Dortmund are now reportedly willing to cash in on the forward, if their asking price of £60m is matched.Jorginho and Rob Green are the only signings that Chelsea have made this summer, but new manager Maurizio Sarri is still planning on making some new additions before the end of the transfer window on August 9.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The former Napoli boss had been planning on a reunion with Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, but it appears that AC Milan have beaten him to it with reports emerging that they have signed the Argentina international on a season-long loan deal.Despite Barcelona having withdrawn their interest, Willian’s future at Stamford Bridge remains in doubt with Real Madrid now a shock possible destination for the 29-year-old.But Chelsea will not allow the Brazilian to go on the cheap and have set an asking price of £70m, which they intend to use to fund their bid for teenage sensation Pulisic.last_img read more

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Juventus massive social media boost is thanks to Ronaldo

first_imgThe Portuguese superstar has yet to play a single match with the Bianconeri and the team is already winningJuventus doesn’t have to see Cristiano Ronaldo play to know they are already winning.The Portuguese superstar has already benefited the club in many ways.And one of them is their social media presence.In a tweet published by Thomas van Schaik, less than a month after ‘Juve’ acquired Ronaldo, their social media numbers are over the top.The team has gained massive followings in four social media channels. More than 350,000 followers on Twitter and more than 500,000 new subscribers on YouTube.But even more impressive is Ronaldo’s signing has been extra good for Facebook and Instagram.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.On Facebook, the team gained more than 1 million 700 new likes, while on Instagram almost 4 million people follow the team’s account.On August 3rd, Cristiano Ronaldo stopped following Real Madrid’s account on Instagram.Less than a month after @Cristiano’s transfer, @juventusfcen already scores pretty incredible #community growth…Roughly:Twitter: + 350,000YouTube: + 500,000Facebook: + 1,700,000Instagram: + 3,500,000 pic.twitter.com/eZL8MBvHlI— Thomas van Schaik (@thomasvanschaik) August 10, 2018last_img read more

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