As he has learned more about concussions and has seen his father, Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, have significant cognitive issues in recent years, Marc Buoniconti is adamant that children should not play football.“For me, my opinion has changed 180 degrees,” Buoniconti told The Associated Press. “Years ago I would always tell people that absolutely I will let my son get on the field, play football; I love football. The things you learn at football — the teamwork, the camaraderie, learning how to win, how to lose, the practice, the discipline — everything is so important that you learn in football that you can apply to your life.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It was amazing for me what I learned on the football field was so instrumental when I went to the Citadel because of all I had to go through there with all that training and discipline that it really prepared me.“But the more I learned about concussion through the research, through the experience of my father, I honestly can no longer tell parents that their loved ones should play football. I just can’t do it in my heart.” Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Buoniconti has written a book titled “Undefeated: From Tragedy to Triumph.” He notes that it was both a painful and uplifting exercise to tell his life story. The book discusses his family’s fund and the advances the Miami Project has made through the decades in the search to find a cure for paralysis.And now, perhaps, Buoniconti has another cause toward which he could devote his unflagging energy.“Just think about it,” he says, “the brain of a child is in the earliest developmental stages at this time in their life. (It is) the most critical and important time of their brain development and they are repetitively hitting their head constantly day in and day out. I believe over a longer run, they are going to find out that it is not just concussion that causes brain damage, just that repetitive hitting of the head over and over again is also causing damage.“So I would like to start the conversation of thinking about that type of research to try to understand early childhood development of brain function, whether or not this impact is really going to cause damage. Because I think someone is going to have to stand between the player and the field, especially with these children, and I would like to start that conversation about doing that type of research to protect our kids.”Buoniconti will host the 32nd annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to honor the Miami Project, part of the Miami Miller School of Medicine, in New York on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ 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 Buoniconti is thinking about calling for a ban on “Little League football” and perhaps extending it through high school. He fears that the hitting inherent in the game is too dangerous for kids, even if no concussions have been sustained.Buoniconti is not speaking for the Miami Project, for which he has raised nearly a half-billion dollars for research into the treatment of spinal cord and brain injuries. That organization, founded in 1985, has not taken a stand on including such a discussion in its efforts.“This is my personal opinion, I don’t even have any evidence to suggest that is what happens with children who play football,” Buoniconti says. “It’s just my opinion that children playing football, continually hitting their head, whether it is concussion or repetitive hitting, is detrimental to their health.”While acknowledging that helmet manufacturers are trying to develop safer equipment, Buoniconti finds that a losing battle.“No matter what you do, you are always going to hit the head,” he says. “The head leads the body and no matter how you try to protect the head, it’s just the type of game where the velocity is just too fast and people are too strong, and there is nothing they can do to really protect the brain. The equipment just doesn’t exist.”ADVERTISEMENT In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 photo, Marc Buoniconti talks during an interview in New York. On the right is a photograph of the former Citadel player with his father, Nick Buoniconti. Buoniconti wants to see youth football banned. A former college player who was paralyzed during a game and now a spokesman for the Miami Project, Buoniconti believes children’s brains are put in jeopardy with every hit. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK — A victim himself of the sport, Marc Buoniconti wants youth football banned.He hasn’t always felt that way. Now, as his Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis also researches head trauma, the former college linebacker paralyzed from the shoulders down in a game nearly 32 years ago has a different view.ADVERTISEMENT League-leading Ateneo rises to 4-0, keeps UE winless Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
After a successive tennis spell of Saah Kandakai, the talent of the 14-year-old has caused him to be sponsored twice to the Academia Sanchez-Casal in Barcelona, Spain and Florida, the United States by the Mamba Point Hotel and Oceano Casino.Saah participated in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) tournament to test his budding “good hand” which was fashioned through the world-class tennis academy. After the training he was fortunate to stay in the US to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional tennis player.The former 8th grade student of the St. Michael Catholic School in Gardnersville is currently a freshman and the No. 1 single’s player for Trenton High School, in the USA. Since his departure in 2013, the Liberia Tennis Federation (LTF) has been on the table to formulate a program to raise another tennis gem as Saah’s father, Alfred Kandakai, a certified Level 1 Tennis coach, has done for his son.Two months ago, a partnership agreement between the SOS Children’s Village Liberia and the Liberia Tennis Federation to train kids to become better tennis players is gaining momentum.Twenty-six children between ages 7 to 14 were recruited and started intensive training in lawn tennis at the SOS Children’s Village Court in Matadi.Miss Dorcas Moore, 14 years old and a 7th grade student of the SOS School, is budding to become an exceptionally rare player.The female tennis player excellently surpassed her male counterparts in her batting movement but need more strength, speed and much more composure on the court to be compared with Saah Kandakai.She told the Daily Observer that she wished to emulate Serena Williams, an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women’s singles. Also, two of the kids, Armstrong and Answer are also showing tremendous progress in the game and at the verge of becoming other tennis gems, if they receive similar opportunity like Saah’s.Mr. Adolphus Wade, the president of LTF said he is confident that before April 2016, which ends the first year agreement between the LTF and the SOS Children’s Village; there would be tremendous improvement.The one-year training is under the theme: “Children and Youth Development.”Meanwhile, the tennis boss is appealing to Liberians and foreign partners as well as business institutions help support the development program to train at least 100 kids.Mr. Wade also said international tennis training could also be an added advantage to the development of the kids.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…says Nagamootoo needs Duncan’s support to retain PM post at AFC congressThe reinstatement of sacked Guyana Chronicle General Manager Sherod Duncan is part of a deal to ensure that his supporters vote for Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo to retain his post in the Alliance For Change’s upcoming national conference set for June 15.This is the view of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who on Thursday told reporters that he was not surprised that Prime Minister Nagamootoo had Duncan reinstated shortly after he was given his marching orders at the Guyana Chronicle newspaper.“We all know; it is transparent that the only reason he was reinstated is because he was appointed the Chairman of the Georgetown District of the Alliance For Change and he would have delegates. And so Nagamootoo, opportunistically now, he wants the support. So, a deal was cut to reinstate him (Duncan). Forget the transparency, forget about the thievery of public resources, etc,” Jagdeo said.According to Jagdeo, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, who is also the Leader of the AFC, would naturally support the reinstatement of Duncan since his (Trotman’s) loyalty is to the Prime Minister.“Because Trotman does not support Ramjattan, he supports Nagamootoo, so Trotman obviously would support the reinstatement of Sherod Duncan, because it seems as though a nice little cosy deal was cut that you give me back my job, I’ll deliver the delegates to you at the congress. And so, I am not surprised that it’s done but it is unethical and it shows the true nature of the AFC. They throwing away all their so-called principles for their own internal purpose,” the Opposition Leader stated.Earlier this week, Trotman supported the move to have Duncan reinstated, saying that dismissal was too harsh a penalty in the first instance. He told Guyana Times that he did not believe that the Chronicle General Manager should have been fired in the first place over the breaches of financial regulations.In a letter dated May 31, 2019, PM Nagamootoo, an AFC Executive Member, “instructed” the then Chair of the Guyana National Newspaper Limited (GNNL), Geeta Chandan-Edmond, to rescind the decision taken by the Board two months ago to dismiss Duncan, also an AFC party member.Back in April, Chandan-Edmond had broken a deadlock and voted to have Duncan dismissed following recommendations from an audit, which found 20 transactions whereby he breached several financial regulations.In a statement at the time, the GNNL Board had disclosed that one Director recommended a one-month suspension and an extension of probation for Duncan while two other Directors recommended an extension in the probation period while three other Directors held the view that Duncan’s services should be terminated with immediate effect for gross misconduct.It was noted that a vote was then called on the matter and there was a tie which Chandan-Edmond broke.However, in the correspondence to the GNNL Chair, the Prime Minister, who has responsibility over State media, pointed out that he was informed by Directors that there was in fact no vote put to the table.Calling the decision to fire Duncan “arbitrary, capricious, unlawful and in excess of the jurisdiction of the Board”, the Prime Minister further stated in the missive that the Chair sought to mislead his office into thinking that the Board made the decision.In response to the Prime Minister’s correspondence, Chandan-Edmond submitted her resignation, telling Nagamootoo his statements were not only “insulting” to her but the other Board Directors who voted to have Duncan dismissed back in April.The audit of the State newspaper’s operations from June 1, 2018 to September 10, 2018 found that tender rules were violated, services were procured without contracts, and approvals were given for payments without the regular procedure of company stamp or signature.There are over 20 transactions conducted under Duncan’s watch or by Duncan himself, which were in blatant violation of financial regulations.Further, cash advances were given to Duncan to travel overseas, but he did not clear the amounts. It was also found that the company’s personnel policy and procedures manual were ignored during the recruitment, termination, and dismissal of employees.The Guyana Chronicle has a Management Tender Committee, which approves transactions ranging from $100,000 to $300,000 before payments are made. But during the time period examined, no approval was given for nine such transactions valued at $1.6 million.Duncan also took an overseas trip with the marketing coordinator for the resuscitation of the publication’s New York edition. This trip cost in excess of $736,028, but there was no approval for such an event and to date, no relevant documents were brought forward to support these expenditures, the audit found.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanPrime MinisterMoses NagamootooFormer sacked Guyana Chronicle General Manager Sherod Duncan, who was reinstated by Prime Minister Moses NagamootooOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo
…discusses Judiciary, GECOMThe second round of ongoing consultations between President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo got underway on Wednesday afternoon, during which the appointment of the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the judicial appointments were discussed.The meeting was held at State House during which Jagdeo was accompanied by parliamentarian and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall; while the President’s team included Minister of State Joseph Harmon and Attorney General Basil Williams.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and PPP/C MP Anil Nandlall in discussion with President David Granger, Minister of State Joseph Harmon and Attorney General Basil Williams at State House on WednesdayAccording to a statement from the Office of the Opposition Leader on Wednesday evening, during the meeting, the President admitted that a collaborative exercise between himself and the Opposition Leader would assist in arriving at a consensual candidate, which was the intention of the framers of Article 161 (2) of the Constitution. To this end, the Head of State promised to present Jagdeo with the necessary clarifications requested within 10 days.The Opposition Leader had, on numerous occasions, sought clarifications from President Granger with regards to the qualities of the persons to be nominated for the position. Nevertheless, upon receipt of these clarifications, the statement said, the Leader of the Opposition shall submit to the President a new list of six more names for the appointment of the GECOM chairmanship in accordance with Article 161 (2) of the Constitution, as soon as is reasonably possible.Meanwhile, in a separate public missive from the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday evening as well, Minister Harmon noted that the Attorney General sought to give a clear explanation as to what, according to the Constitution, was “fit and proper”.“His Excellency did elaborate a little more on that and he identified the three ‘Is’ which is to say that the person must be a person of integrity, the person must be a person who is independent and the person must be someone who is impartial,” Harmon said. He added that while a date for the next engagement with the Opposition Leader has not been fixed, there is not going to be much delay in concluding this particular issue.On the other hand, the two leaders also discussed pending issues relating to judicial appointments including the recommendations of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for the appointment of two Judges to both the High Court and Appeal Court – an issue which Jagdeo had raised during the first consultation meeting last week.In February 2016, the JSC had recommended that High Court Judges, Justice Rishi Persaud and Justice Dawn Gregory, be elevated to the Court of Appeal and that Attorneys Sandil Kissoon and Damone Younge, be appointed as Puisne Judges.According to Harmon in the MotP release, the Head of State indicated to the Leader of the Opposition during the meeting that he sent a letter to the acting Chancellor and the Chairman of the JSC asking them to provide some additional information, that is, information relating to performance of the two Judges and certain particulars of the two lawyers. The Minister of State noted that based upon this information, the President will exercise his judgement.However, during the meeting, the Opposition Leader referred to the constitutional mandate of the JSC to conduct the requisite inquires and to determine the suitability of candidates who eventually would become the subject of recommendations to the President for appointment.Jagdeo outlined that once those recommendations are made, the President’s power is very limited under the Constitution, obliging him to make the appointments in spite of reservations which he may have regarding the candidates who have been recommended.Furthermore, the former President pointed out that any request for a performance related report ought not to be confined to the two Judges, who have been recommended for elevation, but must apply to all Judges so that they can be a basis for comparison. Additionally, he noted that since this initiative would be a comparatively new one, it should be applied in the future whenever judges are recommended for promotion.Wednesday’s meeting was a follow-up to initial consultation held on March 1 between the two leaders. While last week’s meeting was premised on the appointment of Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards as acting Chancellor of the Judiciary and Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire as acting Chief Justice, the Opposition Leader took the opportunity to raise several issues within and beyond the Judiciary.
A total of 73 transfers was facilitated during the pre-season transfer period, including 11 by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF). The transfer period ended on July 31 with all 73 of them seeking transfers to Elite Clubs.During the period, the highest number of transfers was recorded by the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) with 30 transfers; followed by the Berbice Football Association with 15; Upper Demerara Football Association with 9; West Demerara Football Association with 4; East Demerara Football Association with 2, and one each by the East Bank Football Association and the Rupununi Football Association respectively.Fruta Conquerors Football Club received the highest number of transfers, with 12 players; followed by Milerock FC with 11; Cougars with 10; Western Tigers FC and New Amsterdam FC with eight players each; Den Amstel FC with 07; Ann’s Grove United FC with 05; Victoria Kings with 04; Buxton United FC and GDF FC with three players each; and Campton FC and GFC with one player each respectively.The next transfer window is scheduled to last from January 1 – 31, 2019.
7 June 2013 The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says it is not giving up on efforts to find and secure the release of two South Africans held captive in Yemen. Amid fresh media reports that the two are being held by al-Qaeda, the department said on Friday that South Africa’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia was still in daily meetings with Yemeni authorities to locate the couple and facilitate their release. The department said it was in touch with a law enforcement unit in Yemen, and that there had not been information to the effect that the two citizens had been kidnapped by representatives of a certain organisation. The pair, identified as Pierre and Yolande Korkie, were kidnapped in Yemen’s central province of Taiz two weeks ago by unknown gunmen in front of a hotel in the town of Howban, about 250km south of the capital Sanaa. They are said to have been involved in the development of the hotel, and were reportedly involved in a dispute between the developers and the landlord shortly before their abduction. Five people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping, although the whereabouts of the pair are still unknown. The department added that it was doing everything it could to provide consular services to the family, whom they kept informed on regular basis. Source: SAnews.gov.za
Ceres players broke down in tears as the referee blew the final whistle as Ceres’ campaign in the second tier continental competition that started in Hanoi last February rolled on with another memorable win in front of the Negrense faithful.With the victory, Ceres advanced to the inter-zonal semifinals where it will meet Istiklol of Tajikistan in another two-leg affair. The first leg is slated Aug. 22 in Dushanbe, while the return leg is set Sept. 9 at Panaad.“My players gave everything,” said coach Risto Vidakovic.DREAM STARTCONTRIBUTED PHOTO/STEPHEN TANEnergized by the home crowd, the Busmen got off to a dream start when Porteria bundled home a cross from Iain Ramsay in the second minute.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES After dropping the first leg, 1-2, at Jalan Besar Stadium last Wednesday, the Busmen returned to the comforts of home needing just a 1-0 victory.But they did just that and more as they put in a disciplined performance on defense , while relying on their class and quality up front.CLEAN SHEETFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRoland Muller kept a clean sheet for the first time in six matches as the Ceres backline proved equal to every Home United attack.Twice, Muller was rescued by the crossbar, including one on Stipe Plazibat’s strike with 10 minutes remaining. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Busmen could have wrapped up the tie as early as the first half, but Fernando Rodriguez missed a 13th minute penalty and also wasted a glorious one on one chance minutes later.Just four minutes before the break, Ott gave the Busmen breathing room with an inch-perfect free kick that sailed into the top corner, beating the experienced Singapore international Hassan Sunny to make it 2-0.“It wasn’t easy when you miss so many chances because when that happens, you usually lose,” said Vidakovic. “It was very hard for the players to stand up again. We could have finished the game in the first half.”INSPIRED FORMSchrock was in inspired form, putting challenges and pressing when the Busmen didn’t have possession. He showed vision and lovely feet as he instigated quick transition plays that allowed the Busmen to put Home on their heels.“It was a very important game and I’m just honored to be given a starting place,” said Schrock, who was added to the roster for the zonal finals.“I had to prove that I deserve to start because my teammates have been sacrificing the past six months to get us to this stage (of the competition).”Schrock summed up the Busmen’s performance: “We left it all out there, the heart and the sweat. We put in the performance of our life in this final. We deserve to make history for the club, the country and Southeast Asia.” CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/STEPHEN TANBACOLOD CITY – Ceres Negros delivered another performance to remember when it mattered to oust Home United, 3-2, on aggregate and claim the AFC Cup Asean zonal title before a huge crowd at Panaad Stadium here.The Busmen leaned on goals from OJ Porteria and Manny Ott in the first half, while Stephan Schrock provided the flash of inspiration at midfield as the Bacolod-based club made history by becoming the first team to claim the regional crown.ADVERTISEMENT NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Filipinas shrug off first-game jitters vs Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments
Indian Women’s Hockey team in a group photograph in New Delhi before they leave to participate in the 9th Women’s Asia Cup. – PTI SHARE COMMENT Indian Women’s Hockey team in a group photograph in New Delhi before they leave to participate in the 9th Women’s Asia Cup. – PTI October 28, 2017 × SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on Indian eves got off to a roaring start at the Women’s Asia Cup 2017 with a dominating 10-0 victory over Singapore here today.Navneet Kaur (3rd & 41st minutes), Rani (15th & 18th) and Navjot Kaur (30th & 50th) netted the ball twice, while Lalremsiami (18th), Deep Grace Ekka (25th), Gurjit Kaur (41st) and Sonika (45th) scored once each to ensure India notched up winning points in their opening match of Pool A.India began with positive intent by attacking Singapore’s circle constantly, looking for an opportunity to score.The effort worked as the team won back-to-back penalty corners in the first quarter. Though the first PC was saved by Singapore goalkeeper Felissa Lai, it hardly dented India’s spirit as they were precise in their counter.It was Navneet and Rani’s goals in the 3rd and 15th minute that gave India a 2-0 lead in the first quarter itself.India continued their fine run in the second quarter as well, adding four more goals, to go into the 10-minute half-time break with an imposing 6-0 lead.After Grace scored off a PC in the 25th minute, dragflicker Gurjit was fierce in her strike to score India’s seventh goal through another PC in the 41st minute.India stayed resolute as they continued to put pressure on Singapore’s defense, pumping two more goals in the third quarter through Navneet and Sonika.The final 15 minutes saw India win back-to-back PCs but Singapore defense averted conceding goals. However, a quick-thinking Navjot scored a field goal in the 50th minute to earn her team a 10-0 lead.India’s defense, meanwhile, put up a strong display throughout the match. Earlier in the day, China beat Malaysia 5-4 in a closely fought encounter. hockey India began with positive intent by attacking Singapore’s circle constantly, looking for an opportunity to score. COMMENTS
Renesas Electronics announced the newly updated Renesas Synergy Platform website and Solutions Gallery that place the power of the Synergy ecosystem – from software to hardware – into the developers’ hands. The site refresh makes it easier for Renesas Synergy users to take advantage of the entire Synergy ecosystem including LTE cellular, Bluetooth low energy, advanced Wi-Fi connectivity, and comprehensive security solutions. In addition, users now have streamlined access to powerful application solutions such as connectivity to enterprise cloud services, human machine interface, and industrial communication protocols that enable them to move their Internet of Things designs from concept to production with confidence and scalability.The Solutions Gallery offers reference designs and application projects that showcase the richness of the Synergy Platform. To enable easier access for users, the new site employs extensive cross referencing to automatically group relevant content to shorten time-to-market cycles for users in competitive markets.The gallery is a hub for many solutions from Renesas and partner companies including security communications technology, communication protocols, wireless drivers for cloud connectivity, development tools, kits, services and more – all compatible with the Synergy Platform. The gallery provides developers the building blocks they need in their IoT toolboxes to solve real application challenges, and cost effectively speed their products to market. Developers can browse, select, and download Renesas and third-party software with no upfront fees, using simple click-through licensing. Renesas pre-tests and verifies third-party Verified Software Add-On (VSA) software to ensure interoperability with Synergy software, while each partner tests and substantiates their Partner Project software to meet Synergy Software compatibility requirements. The Synergy Gallery provides evaluation versions of commercially licensed third-party software, and developers can acquire the license directly from the third party.The Synergy Platform is the first qualified, maintained and fully supported software/hardware platform that accelerates time to market, reduces total cost of ownership, and removes the obstacles engineers face designing IoT products. It is the only embedded platform qualified using a published software quality process based on international standards. By enabling development to begin at the application programming interface level, Renesas reduces the complexity with designing security-aware connected devices and HMI systems with graphical user interfaces (GUI) and capacitive touch. The Synergy Platform consists of fully integrated software, development tools and a wide range of scalable Arm Cortex-M-based Synergy MCUs fully accessible through the software APIs. There are no upfront licensing fees or back-end royalties – everything is included in the purchase price of the MCU.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Avalue: embedded solutions with latest Intel generation platforms on showNext IAR Systems and Data I/O collaborate on modern workflows
eSports FIFA 18 Path to Glory: How the live Ultimate Team items work Oli Platt Last updated 1 year ago 02:45 11/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images eSports WTF EA Sports has released a set of players battling for a place in their respective national teams this season that make for hugely valuable FUT assets Ultimate Team has been the subject of a number of innovations on FIFA 18, from the new Squad Battles mode to EA Sports’ expanding e-sports arena.And another new feature has been the introduction of live, continuously updated FUT items, with players’ stats getting updated depending on their performances in real life.The two categories this applies to are called Path to Glory and Ones to Watch. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Path to Glory is made up of players who are battling for a place in their respective national teams ahead of the World Cup, while Ones to Watch includes stars that were involved in a high-profile transfer in the summer.But how exactly do they work?Check out our guide to Path to Glory items below, or click here to get up to speed on Ones to Watch.WHAT ARE PATH TO GLORY ITEMS?With the World Cup in Russia approaching, EA Sports has put together a special group of Ultimate Team cards comprising of players looking to earn a spot in their national team’s squad for the finals.They range from established stars such as Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore and Juventus’ Benedikt Howedes to emerging talents including Manchester City winger Leroy Sane and his United rival Marcus Rashford.There are 29 players in total and they are available in packs for a limited time, starting November 10, and can be traded.WHICH PLAYERS ARE INCLUDED? Player Club Country Position OVR Raphael Varane Real Madrid France CB 85 Alejandro Gomez Atalanta Argentina LM 84 Dimitri Payet Marseille France LM 84 Marco Asensio Real Madrid Spain LW 84 Gabriel Jesus Man City Brazil ST 84 Stephan El Shaarawy Roma Italy LW 83 Javier Pastore PSG Argentina CM 83 Benedikt Howedes Juventus Germany CB 83 William Carvalho Sporting CP Portugal CDM 83 Marquinhos PSG Brazil CB 83 Emil Forsberg RB Leipzig Sweden LM 83 Mario Gomez Wolfsburg Germany ST 82 Jonathan Viera Las Palmas Spain CM 82 Sandro Wagner Hoffenheim Germany ST 82 Leroy Sane Man City Germany LM 82 Tiemoue Bakayoko Chelsea France CDM 82 Saul Niguez Atletico Madrid Spain CM 82 Joe Hart West Ham England GK 82 Lars Stindl Gladbach Germany ST 82 Divock Origi Wolfsburg Belgium ST 82 Giuliano Fenerbahce Brazil CM 81 Jermain Defoe Bournemouth England ST 80 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool England RM 80 Danny Welbeck Arsenal England LM 80 Emiliano Rigoni Zenit Argentina RM 79 Kingsley Coman Bayern Munich France RM 79 Marcus Rashford Man Utd England LM 79 Rodrigo Valencia Spain ST 79 Renato Sanches Swansea City Portugal CM 76 WHEN ARE THEIR STATS BOOSTED?Path to Glory players will see their stats boosted based on the strength of their real-life performances.This will be reflected in the game when one of the players is included in a FIFA Team of the Week, Man of the Match, European Team of the Tournament, Hero or Record Breaker in-form release.When that happens, the ratings on their Path to Glory card will be automatically updated in line with their latest in-form card.The only thing that won’t change is their position. That will stay the same as it is on the original Path to Glory card regardless of whether or not it matches the one on the in-form version.