Juventus will treat Madrid match ‘like a final’

first_imgMOST READ View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism All of the Madrid squad have travelled to Turin, although defender Nacho could miss out with a thigh injury.Gareth Bale scored twice against Las Palmas on Saturday but could be left out on Tuesday, just as he was in the round of 16 against Paris Saint-Germain.Buffon is clear who he fears the most.“I have endless admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo,” the goalkeeper said. “He’s managed to get better with time. He’s changed position, expending less energy than before but he’s really lethal.“I have never seen anyone with the same assassin’s instinct as Ronaldo … I had the fortune to play against the Brazilian Ronaldo, with and against (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, but Cristiano Ronaldo is picking up record after record.”Ronaldo has scored seven goals in the five matches he has played against Juventus.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Juventus was beaten in its two previous finals against Real Madrid, including a 4-1 defeat in Cardiff last year in the Champions League, but between those two clashes it won all three of its two-legged knockout matches against the Spanish giants.“Let’s hope everything will be different (from Cardiff),” Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon told the Spanish sports daily Marca.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We win the matches which last 180 minutes but lose those that last 90. Maybe we should play the finals over 180 minutes.”Juventus is again in the hunt for a treble. It beat AC Milan 3-1 on Saturday to move four points clear of Napoli at the top of Serie A and is also in the Italian Cup final. Juventus’ Paulo Dybala celebrates with his teammates Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic after scoring his team’s first goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Milan at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, March 31, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)MILAN — Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado believes his team will treat Tuesday’s Champions League first leg against Real Madrid “like a final”.“They’re a fantastic side but we need to focus on our own game: we’ll play as if it were a final,” Cuadrado said ahead of the last-eight meeting.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cuadrado scored Juve’s second goal against Milan after coming on as a substitute for his first appearance following more than three months out with a groin injury.“He’s come back well and has astounded me because often in the past he hasn’t done well coming off the bench,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.Juventus will have to perform better than it has done in its past two matches.After a 0-0 draw at lowly Spal, Allegri’s men were outplayed by Milan for much of Saturday’s match before Cuadrado’s 80th-minute goal.Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia and midfielder Miralem Pjanic are banned after being booked in the last-16 victory over Tottenham.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Domingo shines in Alab’s first-ever playoff win Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

‘Provide Modern Technology to Insurance Sector’

first_imgParticipants at the just-ended 36thAnnual General Meeting and Education conference of the West African Insurance Companies Association (WAICA) have called on the Government of Liberia (GOL) to provide modern technological infrastructures that will help facilitate efficient business transactions in the insurance sector.The participants, most of whom had come from English-speaking West Africa, were very clear on the issue relating to the provision of affordable and stable Internet and other modernized services that will help boost business transactions among insurance companies operating in the country and its partners as well as the West African Region.In a seven-count resolution adopted by the participants, it was unanimously agreed that, if the sector is to function effectively and efficiently in the country, there is the need for the present technology to be up-graded to enable swift business transactions among clients.The meeting was held on the theme, “Modern Technological Advances and the Development of the Insurance Industry in West Africa,” from May 5 to 6, 2014. Participants were drawn from countries in the region, especially English-speaking.Count one of the resolution calls on the government to provide modern technological infrastructure to facilitate business transactions.WAICA membership, among other things also called on local insurance service providers to also deploy appropriate technologies to enable customers interface easily with their operations.Also among the resolutions, WAICA also stated that member companies should be encouraged to invest in modern technology to assist government agencies in implementation of policies that bring benefits to the insurance industry.“Whereas, WAICA member companies be encouraged to employ right personnel,” the 36th conference participants also agreed.Meanwhile, Mr. Wale Onaolapo, managing director and CEO of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc. Lagos, Nigeria, has said that technological advances and the advent of the ‘Smart’ Customer are shaping businesses, and institutions in the 21st Century.“Customers are becoming smart and they require smart products and services to satisfy their needs. Processes required producing these smart products and services are based on smart architecture and know-how,” he said. Mr. Onaolapo made those statements when presented a paper on the topics, “Are We Aware of the Huge Opportunities Being Created by Modern Technological Advances in the Financial Services Sector Especially in Insurance? Are We Equipping Our ICT Departments and Personnel with the Right Tools, Training and Skill to Identify Modern Technological Advances and Their Impact on Our Operations?” he asked rather rhetorically. He also raised the issue of operations or regulators in the sub-region being in alignment with modern technological advances.In another development, the General Manager and CEO of Mutual Benefits Assurance Company, H. Momo Fortune, has been installed into office as the new president of WAICA.Mr. Fortune is expected to stir the affairs of the association for the next two years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more