Former Brazil striker Ronaldo leaves Ibiza clinic after flu scare

first_img0Shares0000Ronaldo said Sunday he was being treated for a severe bout of flu after being taken to hospital Friday © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVMadrid, Spain, Aug 14 – Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo left a clinic in Ibiza on Tuesday following a four-night stay for treatment for a flu infection.“Hello everyone! I’m already home after a few days at the clinic. Thank u for your love and comments, and many thanks to the team of doctors and nurses,” he tweeted alongside a picture of himself smiling and giving the thumbs up sign. “It’s going to be an amazing season with tons of great football and surprises,” he added.Earlier on Tuesday a spokeswoman for the clinic in the centre of Ibiza said the player had left the building though a side exit to bypass the waiting press. A spokesman for the former player also confirmed his departure in an email message.Ronaldo said Sunday he was being treated for a severe bout of flu after being taken to hospital Friday.Local newspaper Diario de Ibiza said the former Real Madrid star had been treated in intensive care for pneumonia at the city’s public hospital before being transferred to the clinic.The 41-year-old, who was named FIFA’s world player of the year three times prior to his retirement from football in 2011, is a regular visitor to Ibiza, where he owns a house.He won his first cap for Brazil as a 17-year-old and went on to score 62 goals in 97 international appearances, including both goals when Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final.Ronaldo is interested in buying Spanish first division side Valladolid, according to media reports in Brazil in May.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Parliament to redraft Rental Housing Bill

first_imgHowever, Dambuza said the committee noticed that the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants were not clearly spelled out and that some of the public comments raised during the department’s public hearings were not accommodated in the proposed amendment bill. Rental Housing Tribunals Dambuza said the Rental Housing Amendment Act had gaps which could lead to people’s exploitation. “Complaints… suggested that there are lot of problems in the rental sector and we hope that redrafting this bill will minimise those challenges. She said she decided to revert the bill to the committee and not the department because of the proposed amendments. Last year, the department sought to amend the Rental Housing Act to make MECs responsible for establishing Rental Housing Tribunals and to extend the powers of tribunals so that they could withdraw or vary any rulings. The committee decided to redraft the amendment bill so that it covered aspects raised by the department of human settlements and addressed the loopholes and ambiguities identified in the Rental Housing Act and the Rental Housing Amendment Act. The proposed redraft obliged landlords to: reimburse rental deposit with accrued interest, provide regular maintenance to tenants’ properties or rooms and written agreements and receipts for every payment made, reserve the right to recover money owed to them, and terminate leases on grounds that did not constitute unfair practice and were specified in the lease. 26 January 2012 “In our view, the redraft provides a balanced view of how challenges faced by landlords as well as tenants should be addressed,” said Dambuza. The Parliamentary portfolio committee on human settlements has decided to redraft the proposed Rental Housing Amendment Bill, committee chairwoman Nomhle Dambuza said on Wednesday. “Applying for a redraft of this amendment bill requires that another set of public hearings be held and we believe that this will give an opportunity to the parties who did not comment during the first round,” Dambuza said in a statement. Sapalast_img read more

8 destinations you can head to this summer, without worrying about your pocket

first_imgWho doesn’t love holidays? And as soon as holidays start, plans for travelling take the front seat.Holidays are welcome holes in the pockets that make our life vivid and colorful. Going on holiday is groovy, but money can be a deterrent to many of us.We can’t spend half of our savings, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a flamboyant journey.Check out these cheapest destinations that can set you in the holiday mood without putting much weight in your pocket by Kapil Goswamy, Founder BigBreaks.com :VietnamMuch known among the tourist, Vietnam is still a budget friendly destination. You can easily spend a day with $10 in your pockets. This includes everything right from the hotel to beer. From Tai Chai to the rice terraces, colonial charm to motorcycle tours, there’s nothing you can miss in this attractive haven.PhilippinesThe Philippines is successful in attracting tourist this season. It definitely is a hot spot for the party. Like any Asian country, it offers an exciting cultural vibe with a touch of modernism. From underground caves to mud-water springs, water sports to hiking and kayaking, with almost 20 dollars a day!Also Read:Travelling on a budget? Here are some easy hacks to save money while holidaying HungaryLove Europe? Try Hungary! Those who want to feel the opulence of Europe with cheap money can visit Hungary. The old charm buildings and streets, gourmet pastries, hills, lake, strong liquor, can be enjoyed within 20 dollars.HondurasCosta Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua forget them if you’re looking for cheap holidays. Honduras is much skipped due its frightening image, but in actuality, it has a vibrant nightlife and hipster culture . Untouched beaches, captivating monuments and tasty cuisine, all can be bargained within $25 for a day!advertisementNew MexicoWant to visit an exciting, dynamic and cheap American place for a holiday? New Mexico is the place you’re searching. Sunny days, Alpine forest, wines, Chile, water springs, winter sports and outdoor trekking, will fill up your days.AshgabatCall it ‘the City of Love’, ‘the City of White Marble’, or ‘Strangest City in the World’, Ashgabat is another place to worth visit when planning to holiday in Asia. Golden domes, sandy desert, quirky streets, and LA like nightlife, are the stuff that defines this strange, but a cheap tourist destination. All with the price tag of $30 a day.GranadaGranada is famous for its perfect ‘postcard pretty’ image. Colonial buildings tinted in singular bright colors, jaw-dropping architecture marvels, sunlit weather beside cool water and a flavorsome mouthful dish is Granada’s specialty. That can be all yours for $20 for a day.Dominican RepublicFor the Caribbean lovers, Dominican Republic can be the next best and cheapest choice for the holiday. In the Dominican Republic, you need only $30 bucks a day to travel, eat, drink and sleep. Free coffee, banana boats, scuba diving, parasailing, white sands and Gourmet food, is only the first part of this subterranean charming place.There are still plenty of places where you can holiday with $30-50 a day namely Bosnia, Barcelona, Thrace, York, and much more. But the only way to make your trip cheaper at these budget-friendly places is to live, bargain, drink, eat and shop as locals!last_img read more

Deepak Chahar hopeful of another chance after ordinary ODI debut

first_imgDeepak Chahar had a forgetful ODI debut in the Asia Cup after he was brought in a replacement for the injured Hardik Pandya.Chahar though is aiming to cement his place in the national team in white ball cricket and be counted as a new-ball bowler who is also handy with the bat.”I can bat too. I was drafted in as a replacement for Hardik Pandya in the Asia Cup.”So I want to prove myself as a batsman also. I want to be the all-rounder in the side who can bowl with the new ball. I want to train myself in such a manner that if selectors want a new ball bowler, they pick me, and also if they want an all-rounder they pick me,” Chahar told IANS on the sidelines of a Vijay Hazare Trophy match in Chennai.Rajasthan are in Elite Group C of the 50-over domestic meet.Chahar said he would look to make the most of the batting opportunities in the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year to further establish himself.”I got runs in one of the IPL matches. Mahi bhai (as Chennai Super Kings skipper M.S. Dhoni is fondly called) sent me up the order. This year, I hope to get more opportunities with the bat to prove myself. The team gets balance when a fast bowler bats well too.”This is a terrific Indian side. You are always expected to behave like the No.1 side in the dressing room. Look at the options the team has and the depth in squad. It won’t be easy for me to be a regular,” he said.advertisementChahar replaced injured all-rounder Pandya in the Asia Cup which India won. Chahar made an unimpressive debut against Afghanistan under Dhoni’s captaincy, with figures of 4-0-37-1.Earlier, the 26-year old made his Twenty20 debut in England, finishing with 1/43 in his four overs.”The start was not good. But I will hope to get another chance,” said Chahar, expected to make the limited overs squad for the West Indies series at home.”I am working really hard. The IPL has helped me a lot. When IPL was not there, debutants used to feel the pressure playing in front of big crowds. But with the IPL, you have already experienced that pressure before making coming into the international circuit,” he said.Since making his debut in the Ranji Trophy at the age of 18 and dismantling the Hyderabad batting line-up for just 21 — Chahar picked 8 for 10 and finished the season with 30 wickets — a spate of injuries put him off the radar for a while.It was only in the IPL under Dhoni that Chahar reached his true potential. First, he played for Rising Pune Supergiants before moving to CSK, where he was a vital cog of the title-winning team. He picked up 10 wickets at an average of 27.80.”He (Dhoni) used me so well in the IPL and he is always effusive in praise of me. When Dhoni bhaiya speaks highly of someone, people take it seriously. He made me play all the matches and later told me that he wanted that.”He had told the management that Deepak will play every game. That matters a lot. We won the IPL and performing in the IPL matters. I have been doing well in domestic cricket since a long time. If you have to play for India, you have to also do well in the IPL and show that you can handle pressure,” Chahar said about Dhoni’s influence in his fledgling career.Asked about the presence of Pandya as an all-rounder already in the side, Chahar said the former is an asset for the team going into the World Cup.”He is an asset and he cannot be replaced. He is a big hitting batsman and I feel looking ahead to the World Cup, Hardik is a vital cog in the team’s wheel. I am not competing with him.”I just want to improve my batting too so that the team management has more reasons to pick me. It is very difficult to break into this Indian limited overs side now. So I always have to look for opportunities to better my all round ability.”(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more