UK pays warm tribute to Michael Robinson

first_imgThe death of the former player and television commentator Michael Robinson, this Tuesday at the age of 61 after a long fight against an illness, has fallen like a bomb all over the world. Especially in his home country, UK. Shows of affection towards the emblematic figure of Robinson have taken over the entire British press. From his ex-partner Graeme Souness, until Gary Lineker, Jamie Carragher or Xabi Alonso (“You’ll never walk alone Michael”, that’s how he fired him). For the United Kingdom, a legend from Manchester City, Brighton, Liverpool and Queen ‘s Park Rangers leaves..The Times: “Michael Robinson, European Cup winner with Liverpool and Spanish television expert dies at 61. Michael Robinson’s reinvention powers were probably as great, if not greater, than his abilities as a footballer. The Leicester boy, who died at 61 after skin cancer, grew up dreaming of playing for England, then did his best to represent Ireland, before moving to Spain where he became a well-respected and much-loved television presenter, figure exuberant, although he was pending on what was happening in his native land. “Daily Mirror and Sky Sport: Graeme Souness paid tribute to her former teammate at Liverpool. “He was a great friend of mine, I have so many good memories of being in his company. If he were going out at night, Michael would be the first to invite him. A true charming man. He could tell great stories. I am really sad for (his wife) Chris and his kids. I know he had been struggling with this for a couple of years and it has been difficult for him. I have tried to call him a few times in the past few weeks and Michael is a very emotional man and he was no longer answering me. the phone. I won’t be able to talk to him anymore. “ The Sun: “A legend dies. The Liverpool hero and Spanish television star dies of cancer at age 61. Robinson scored four goals in his 24 games with Ireland between 1980 and 1986 before becoming a much-loved figure on television and even in the cinema. “Daily Mail: “Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland striker Michael Robinson, 61, dies after long battle with cancer. He was part of Liverpool who won a memorable hat trick: Premier; FA Cup and European Cup in 1984 “The Telegraph: “Michael Robinson won the European Cup with Liverpool in 1984 and became one of the most respected television presenters in Spanish football. On the pitch, Robinson is most commonly remembered for his brief stint at Merseyside from 1983-84, when he joined one of the best teams Europe has ever seen. Though he was primarily a backup striker for Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush, he made 30 impressive appearances in his only full season at Anfield while helping the team with three trophies: the title of league, the League Cup and most famously the European Cup against Rome, in which he appeared as a substitute. “Daily express: “Former Liverpool, Manchester City and Brighton striker dies. Robinson signed with Liverpool in the summer of 1983 after appearing in the FA Cup final with Brighton for £ 250,000. The forward challenged Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish for the ownership at Anfield. In the 1984 European Cup final against Rome, Robinson replaced Dalglish. “last_img read more

UCLA’s Drew off to the NFL

first_img Drew confirmed Friday that he won’t return to UCLA. “Yeah, you can say that,” Drew said. “I’ll make that announcement (today) but yeah, you can say that.” Drew’s durability has been an issue the last two years. Drew suffered a bruised right knee against Stanford, which forced him to miss some of the Arizona game. Last year, he sprained his ankle and missed the better part of three games. If Drew is viewed as a Sproles-type player, he stands to make about $2 million. Sproles was a fourth-round draft pick and earned a $396,000 signing bonus. He signed a four-year deal worth 230,000 the first year and 460,000 in 2008. Sproles returned 59 kickoffs for an average of 24.4 yards per return. Drew exhibited no signs of turning pro until after the Sun Bowl. Drew left that game in the first quarter with a separated left shoulder. He returned for a couple of plays in the second quarter but was a non-factor. Television cameras showed him trying to run back onto the field at one point but Dorrell grabbed him and pulled him back. Drew didn’t look happy. Drew’s roommate, defensive end Kyle Morgan, will attend today’s press conference. Morgan is from the Bay Area, too. Drew’s mom, Andrea, confirmed Drew is leaving and that he’ll explain his reasons why today. “He just made the decision,” Andrea Drew said. “He’ll say why and what played a part in it (today).” Andrea Drew said she filed paperwork earlier to have Drew’s draft status evaluated. If Drew doesn’t sign an agent, he can return to UCLA for his final season of eligibility. Underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare for the NFL draft. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson UCLA coach Karl Dorrell isn’t expected to comment until after today’s press conference. Drew’s departure is a huge blow to the Bruins, who finished 10-2 and beat Northwestern in the Sun Bowl. Drew led the country in punt returns, averaging an NCAA-record 28.5 yards. He had three punt returns for touchdowns this season and four in his career, along with two kickoff returns for scores. He rushed for 914 yards on 186 carries (4.9 yards-per-carry average), scored 13 touchdowns this season and had 2,503 rushing yards and 26 rushing touchdowns in his UCLA career. Drew’s pro career could mimic that of Darren Sproles, who was drafted by the San Diego Chargers last year out of Kansas State. Sproles is a speedy punt returner but not an every down running back. Sproles had eight carries this season. It’s likely that Drew’s gig in the NFL will be as a punt and kickoff returner. Drew is probably considered too small (5-foot-8, 205 pounds) to be an every down back but he’s bigger than Sproles (5-6, 181). This was an unexpected move, since Drew, 21, maintained most of the year that he would return for his senior season. As late as Nov. 26, he told the Press-Telegram: “I don’t understand why people keep asking. I don’t want people to think football is my whole life. That’s one thing I don’t want it to be. If it happens, it happens. If not, I’ll get a degree and go about my day and try to work at a big-time business and try to get to the top of it.” center_img Maurice Drew wasn’t the Los Angeles running back everyone figured was a shoo-in to leave college a year early for the NFL draft. But that’s exactly what Drew will do. Drew, UCLA’s junior tailback and All-American punt returner, will announce his decision to skip his senior season and enter the draft at a 2 p.m. press conference today at Concord De La Salle High School, where he prepped in Northern California. last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter China World Hotel Beij

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterChina World Hotel, Beijing this month unveiled 126 newly refurbished Horizon Club rooms and suites after a renovation program that began in early 2016. The hotel is located in the heart of the China World Trade Centre, in the Beijing Central Business District.The newly refurbished club rooms on Levels 18 to 20 enjoy views of the city skyline and Chang An Avenue. Guests staying on the Horizon Club floors will have exclusive access to the new club lounge on Level 3. This is in addition to enjoying exclusive privileges and benefits such as a separate hotel entrance, a selection of revitalising detox juices, daily American buffet breakfast and evening cocktails.China World Hotel Beijing | Horizon roomThe refurbished Horizon Club rooms and suites each come complete with classic royal furnishings. The silk, gold-accent feature-wall panels highlight the elegant proportion of the trimmings, and padded leather headboards give a sense of luxury. An interior millwork of refined oak and walnut complements bespoke furniture found throughout the hotel, including in the new rooms and club lounge. Central to the new design is an “East meets West” ethos, to reflect a modern China of the 21st century while honouring Chinese heritage.China World Hotel Beijing | Horizon Club ReceptionEach of the specialty suites features a bespoke, classically inspired furniture collection to showcase its character and charm, from Italian marble table tops and handcrafted light fixtures to the finest leather and rich-fabric-upholstered sofas and beds.Every Horizon Club room and suite incorporates advanced technology in bathroom equipment and amenities. Essential conveniences include a multi-functional charger at the head of the bed and Bluetooth connectivity for music enjoyment.See Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more