Before there was Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, there was Francesco Totti, one of the greatest players of his generation and a star who continues to defy the passing of time by still operating at the highest level aged 38.One of the ultimate one club men, Totti has seen the rise, fall and rebirth of AS Roma and it looks as though Nike are doffing their sizable caps to his dedication and longevity, by restyling and releasing their famed Tiempo boots in his honour.Named the Tiempo Legend V Premium, the sportswear giants have even brought back the front folding tongue (who knew it had gone away) at Totti’s request, and have made a super exclusive batch of just 3,000 pairs.Click the arrow above to see more images of these Totti inspired boots… CLICK THE ARROW TO SEE MORE SHOTS OF FRANCESCO TOTTI’S NEW BOOTS CLICK THE ARROW TO SEE MORE SHOTS OF FRANCESCO TOTTI’S NEW BOOTS 4 4 CLICK THE ARROW TO SEE MORE SHOTS OF FRANCESCO TOTTI’S NEW BOOTS 4 4 What do you think of these boots? Comment below!
Superintendent David Brewer III and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa have both launched reform efforts that, they say, will bring the change that’s so greatly needed. We can only hope so, because we can’t afford to put up with this kind of failure any longer.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE latest education news, courtesy of a UCLA study, couldn’t be more dispiriting: California has some of the worst schools in the country. Los Angeles has some of the worst schools in the state. And the San Fernando Valley’s schools barely fare better than the rest of the LAUSD. Often, apologists for the Los Angeles Unified District cite demographics, suggesting that the district’s problems are the students’ fault. Too many poor kids, too many minority kids, too many immigrant kids. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre But there’s no scapegoating the kids this time. California and the LAUSD’s failures span across all races, ethnicities and classes. In pretty much all demographic categories, our kids are doing worse than their peers across the state and the country. We can’t blame standardized testing, either. Tests were just one measure UCLA researchers used. In others – graduation rates, college enrollment, teacher training – the results were just as dismal. Never have the standard excuses been so thoroughly debunked. So it’s time to discard those excuses once and for all. It’s also time to own up to the fact that ours is a vast educational bureaucracy that wastes a fortune, stifles innovation, rewards mediocrity, and warehouses students in behemoth campuses that aren’t conducive to learning.
1 N’Golo Kante in action for Leicester City Juventus are eyeing up a summer swoop for Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante to replace the injured Claudio Marchisio.The Italian international has been ruled for six months with a cruciate knee injury and Juve are now on the lookout for someone to fill the holding midfield void in time for the start of the 2016/17 campaign.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Kante is at the top of Juve’s wishlist following an outstanding season for Premier League leaders Leicester.The 25-year-old has earned a call-up to the French national team as a result of his virtuoso midfield displays for the Foxes this term and has caught the attention of a number of Europe’s heavyweight clubs.However, Leicester are unlikely to part with Kante in the summer having already secured a place in next season’s Champions League and it would take a fee in excess of £30m for the club to even consider letting him leave the King Power.
It’s destination Donegal for Derek Cullen after completing an amazing 2,800km walk around Ireland.The Dublin native, who turned his life around in a battle with loss, alcohol and depression, has decided to take a well-earned rest in a cottage on Malin Head for the next two months.The 37-year-old had been on the move for 78 days of hiking and camping around Ireland. His journey became an online sensation, with thousands taking motivation from his daily updates and inspirational messages from the wildest parts of the county. Derek Cullen. Photos by Brian Reilly Troy @brt.photoAfter completing the walk on October 31st, Derek set his sights on Donegal again to enjoy the remote landscape of Malin.How he found a place to stay was almost fate.Derek tells Donegal Daily: “Malin Head is one of my favourite places in Ireland. On the way around Ireland, I think people could see Donegal was my favourite. Malin really stood out, I think it’s because it feels like the edge of the world.”“I had my eye on this cottage years ago. It’s in one of the most remote places. I even contacted the lady who owned it and asked how much the house cost. But then a couple of months ago I was chancing my arm again and told the lady what I was doing and she rented it to me. I couldn’t believe my luck.” Derek Cullen at his home-from-home in Malin HeadDerek is planning to enjoy the solitude, the turf fires, and exploring the wild and rugged landscape of Malin until Christmas, when he’ll head home to see family. He’ll be sharing his usual open and insightful videos with followers during the stay and plans to launch his own outdoor clothing brand – Out Dare.Derek also plans to use the time-out to put pen to paper.“I haven’t started but I plan to write a book about my journey, from my low point when this started five years ago and how the outdoors changed things,” he said.In 2014, Derek was living a self-destructive life of drinking following the death of his parents. The turning point came when he decided to live for his parents instead of trying to live without them.Derek followed his passion for the outdoors and it took on incredible cycles and hikes around the Africa, Newfoundland and from Mexico to Canada. Being outdoors eased his anxiety, but he eventually had to return to Ireland to face his demons. The all-Ireland trek brought Derek on a journey of discovery – visiting amazing regions and finding himself again.“My trip around Ireland turned out to be the most exciting trip I had ever taken,” he said.“The biggest thing I learned was really simple – to appreciate where I come from and what we have on our doorstep.“I had never really gotten out there in Ireland and this opened up a whole new world to me.” Derek Cullen. Photos by Brian Reilly Troy @brt.photoDerek also traced his roots to Donegal and took the opportunity to meet with relatives this year. His grandmother Sarah Gallagher is from Creeslough and she was the sister of the famous singer, Bridie Gallagher.Derek was amazed by the welcome he received: “I went to Creeslough and the Gallagher clan were all there at their house. I got to meet my mother’s cousin and they brought me to where my grandmother was born. She worked in Ards Friary too.“I felt very connected up there. The welcome was incredible, even to this day they are still contacting me.”Those close ties to the county are just one reason why Derek is so excited to make the move to Malin on Friday.“Everyone in Donegal has made me feel at home,” he said.You can follow Derek’s experiences in Malin and beyond here on Facebook.com/derekcullenoutdoors/‘This is the dream’ – Adventurer chooses Malin rest stop after 2,800km trek was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:derek cullenMalin HeadOutdoors
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