Lionel Messi’s goal tally under threat from Harry Kane as 2017 nears closure

first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane would like to end 2017 as the top calendar year goalscorer in European football as he is just one goal away from Lionel Messi, who tops the charts.Kane’s seventh hat-trick of the year meant that he now has 53 goals across all competitions for club and country — one less than Messi, who has 54 in 2017.The Englishman is now tied on 53 goals with Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani.What works in his favour is that unlike all of his rivals, Kane has a game left to play this year – a home game against Southampton on December 26.Riding on Kane’s brilliance, Spurs beat Burnely 3-0 away on Saturday and his manager Mauricio Pochettino was all praise for the talisman. Kane’s goals at Turf Moor also took his Premier League calendar year tally to 36, equalling Alan Shearer’s record from 1995.”He is amazing, a fantastic player, he needs one more to be above Alan, we will see in the next game. But it is fantastic for him,” said Pochettino.”It’s difficult to find words to describe Harry Kane. Even during my time at Spurs I’m surprised by him. The hat-trick is nice for him but we could have scored more than three. I’m worried when you don’t create chances though,” he said.Pochettino said Kane’s tally was just reward for the effort he has put into his game.”During my three and a half years with Tottenham, he always surprises me — not only with goals but his contribution, with his attitude, professional ethic, how he works across the pitch, he is a massive example for everyone.advertisement”I am so happy for him, he needs one more to set the record over Alan and I think that is a massive individual achievement for him,” he said.Asked whether Kane could go on to beat Shearer’s career record of 260 Premier League goals, Pochettino noted the consistency the former Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers striker showed throughout his career but said Kane had the quality to produce something similar.”We hope for Tottenham and for him and I wish that every season (year) he will score 50 or more,” he said.”I think he can still improve, he is 24 and the player arrives at their best 27, 28, 29 and it depends how professional you are.”Harry Kane, if he keeps that mentality, keeps working hard every day, can play until he wants to. But for me, he can still improve in his game.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Ariana Grande To Perform At 10th Annual DKMS Gala

first_imgDKMS announced today that international superstar Ariana Grande will perform at the 10th Annual DKMS Gala, taking place Thursday, May 5 at Cipriani Wall Street.DKMS also announced today that the benefit gala will honor Angelina & Monte Lipman and Daniele & Alexandre Behring for their continued support and dedication to help delete blood cancer. The event will raise funds for the largest bone marrow donor center in the world.Dr. Angelina Lipman and Monte Lipman are pillars of the New York philanthropic community. Not only are they integral to the heartbeat of DKMS, but they also remain active for other great causes and serve on the board of TJ Martell Foundation, Amy Winehouse Foundation, and recently honored by UJA-Federation of New York. Dr. Lipman’s experience includes serving as Professor at the Business School of Columbia University while also working in the corporate sector. Her forthcoming literary debut, Blocking The Noise, is scheduled for release later this year. Mr. Lipman is the co-founder and chief executive of Republic Records — the music industry’s #1 label for four consecutive years according Nielsen’s Soundscan.Alex Behring is a co-founder and the Managing Partner of 3G Capital, a global investment firm. Behring serves as Chairman of Restaurant Brands International since December 2014, following 3G Capital’s acquisition of Burger King in October 2010 and subsequent combination with Tim Hortons in December 2014. Mr. Behring also serves as Chairman of the Kraft Heinz Company since July 2015, following Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital’s acquisition H.J. Heinz Company in June 2013 and subsequent combination with Kraft Foods Group in July 2015. He also serves as a Director of Anheuser-Busch Inbev since April 2014. Daniele Giacomazzi Behring is an untiring advocate of the children’s health cause. Mrs. Behring worked in corporate marketing and human resources, and complemented her studies at Tavistock Institute London. In 2011, her ties with Brazil put her in contact with the work developed by Hospital Pequeno Príncipe – the biggest pediatrician Hospital in Brazil and the Pelé Little Prince Research Institute since then, she has been working to engage Corporations and individuals to the cause. The Behrings work to help individuals and corporations become supporters that help in the advance of many of the institution’s projects related to Health as DKMS.“We are so thrilled to have the support of Ariana and can’t wait to see her performance!” stated DKMS co-founder Katharina Harf. “The efforts and support of the Lipmans and Behrings over the years also make them overdue for the recognition they deserve. We’re so pleased both families could be with us this year so DKMS could give them the appreciation they deserve.”This year also marks the 25th anniversary of DKMS, whose mission is to continually increase the number of suitable bone marrow donors. This year’s Corporate Founding Sponsor is COTY Inc. and COTY Global Ambassador Georgia May Jagger. Event Honorary Chair members include interim CEO of COTY Inc., Bart Becht, EVP & CFO of COTY Inc., Patrice de Talhouet, and Delete Blood Cancer DKMS Co-Founder Katharina Harf. Katharina and her father, Peter Harf, founded DKMS in honor of their mother and wife, Mechtild Harf. Carina Ortel is the Delete Blood Cancer DKMS Chief Executive Officer.More info will be available here.last_img read more