Ronaldo return ruled out

first_imgReal Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has no intention of returning to Manchester United and will see out the rest of his playing career at the Spanish club, according to his agent Jorge Mendes. Press Association The 29-year-old has been in majestic form this season and has scored 15 goals already, including a record-equalling 22nd Primera Division hat-trick against Athletic Bilbao last weekend. That has sparked suggestions his former employers United could try and strike a deal for the Portugal international, who left Old Trafford for Real in an £80million transfer in 2009. center_img However, Ronaldo’s agent appears to have quashed that speculation by insisting the player has no intention of leaving the Bernabeu. Mendes told Spanish radio station Cadena COPE: “You will never find another player like him. He is getting better and will keep getting better until the age of 40. “Cristiano is very happy at Real Madrid and has always been happy. He is going to break all the records there and will retire there. “He has an affection for United because his heart was there for six years. But now all he thinks of is Real Madrid and he will always be here. “Cristiano’s dream is to win another Champions League. He is never satisfied, he always wants more. He never ceases to amaze. It’s impossible to find anyone like him in sporting history.” last_img read more

Foundation head discusses philanthropy

first_imgOn Wednesday afternoon, the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab hosted Tara Roth, president of the Goldhirsh Foundation, to speak at the institution’s monthly Lunch and Learn series.Human capital · Tara Roth, president of the Goldhirsh Foundation, said her organization aims to turn people’s ideas into reality. – Christine Yoo | Daily TrojanThe Goldhirsh Foundation is an organization that seeks out emerging innovations and ideas in order to help grow and build other organizations. In 2013, it launched its LA2050 Grants Challenge to impact the future of Los Angeles. Roth has been working with the Goldhirsh Foundation for the past eight years.“We are coming up with ideas on how to invest in the best way possible,” Roth said.One way in which the foundation aids the organizations it invests in is through helping them with branding and marketing.“We take people’s ideas and programs, and we try to make an articulate story about what they are doing,” Roth said. “We look at what brand that they are communicating and what the narrative is that they are projecting. Something that may not be the most interesting or the most riveting, we try presenting in a very compelling way.”In addition to the economic capital and social capital the foundation focuses on, Roth said they also support organizations with human capital, even serving on the advisory board if needed.Roth said one thing that’s helped her in her position was her previous experience working with the California Charter Schools Association, during which she was at the other end of these transactions.“Anyone who is ever giving away money should have always learned to ask for money before,” she said.Roth also spoke about how the direction of the Goldhirsh Foundation has changed under its new initiative called LA2050. LA2050 is a two-year-old grant challenge through which the Foundation gives away 10 grants of $100,000 each year to organizations that work towards developing and improving L.A.“We want LA2050 to be understood and owned by the Los Angeles community,” Roth said.Roth said LA2050 came out of a strategic planning process that looked at Los Angeles today and projection for the city’s future. LA2050 is meant to address any setbacks that were projected.Roth discussed different ways Los Angeles could improve and positives already happening in the city.“We have one of the lowest high school graduation rates, we are the homeless capital of the United States,” Roth said. “But we do have good things as well, of course. For every one artist moving out we have two moving in, and our water consumption is the lowest it has been in 20 years.”In its first two years, the LA2050 Grant Challenge has proven to be a success.Roth said there were 279 submissions, the majority of which were collaborations from different organizations, and over 70,000 votes from the public. Winners were determined based on both votes from the public and votes from a panel of judges.“In a city where the voting population is only slightly higher than [participation votes for LA 2050], we are proud of the amount of engagement we saw from the community,” Roth said.The reason for high participation numbers could be that, according to Roth, the Grant Challenge appealed to several characteristics common among Angelenos.“We found that Angelenos really want to collaborate, they are very entrepreneurial,” Roth said. “There is a hunger for innovation and dreaming big to make the future a better place for ourselves, for our children and for our grandchildren.”Attendees, who filled the room, found Roth’s insight into philanthropy helpful.“Roth was very inspirational and got me excited about L.A. and all the programs in place,” said Amber Lu, a member of USC’s Startup GenYrator, a crowdfunding platform for USC entrepreneurs.Roth’s talk also appealed to students who might be asking for money from the businesswoman in the future.“I thought she was totally on point and really described what the Foundation is doing well,” said Michael Shackel, a master’s student studying social work. “To hear from a funder what they are looking to do is helpful, and it is helpful from a business perspective.”last_img read more

Cause of death determined for former runner Sabrina Cammock

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm Contact Sam: | @Sam4TR Former Syracuse track and field runner Sabrina Cammock died of “cardiac arrhythmia,” an irregular heartbeat, a spokeswoman for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said Wednesday.It is unclear what caused the heart condition, according to the OCME, and that the manner of Cammock’s death was “natural,” meaning no foul play is suspected.The OCME investigation concluded in “late August,” about 24 weeks after Cammock died in March in a New York City hotel room, was 21. She was a senior Public Health major and will be remembered by many, including friends and coaches. Commentslast_img read more