Five things you may not know about Memphis Depay

Think you know everything about FC Barcelona’s new Dutch superstar? Think again.

FC Barcelona have announced the arrival of Dutch star Memphis Depay, the club’s fourth summer reinforcement, from French side Lyon. Memphis is known around the world, but here are five things you might not know about the 27-year-old.

His loves playing under Ronald Koeman

Memphis has made no secret of the fact that he is excited to work with Ronald Koeman again. This makes sense given how well the forward played under Koeman when the current Barça boss was in charge of the Netherlands. Memphis played 18 times under Koeman, scoring 11 goals and providing 12 assists in that time – directly contributing to a goal every 70 minutes.

A very special Brazilian tattoo

Memphis scored his first goal for the Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup, scoring in a 3-2 group stage win over Australia. He has since commemorated that moment with a tattoo of Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue alongside the date: June 18th 2014. He has almost fifty other tattoos, including a huge lion covering his back and wings on his chest.

‘Memphis,’ please

The Dutchman always wears ‘Memphis’ on the back of his shirt, as opposed to his surname. He has explained that it’s a decision he took due to his difficult relationship with his father, who left the family when he was just four years old. “Those things are a part of my life,” he told the BBC in 2015. “It is not part of football. It is a different thing, I have a life next to football.”

His music career

As well as banging in the goals on the pitch, Memphis has produced quite a few ‘bangers’ in the recording studio as well! He loves music and has released several tracks, starting with LA Vibes back in 2017. Over the years, he has collaborated with well-known Dutch artists such as Broederliefde, Winne and Nana Fofie.

He was engaged to Lori Harvey

Memphis was engaged to Lori Harvey, the step-daughter of American TV presenter Steve Harvey, in 2017. “This young man is a good one,” Harvey said at the time on his Twitter profile. In the end, though, they broke the engagement off.

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LaLiga will have more Olympians in Japan than any other league

There will be 30 Spain-based players representing their countries at the men’s football tournament in this summer’s Olympic Games.

The men’s football tournament at the 2020 Olympic Games is about to get under way, with all 16 teams beginning their quests for gold on July 22nd. Spain are one of the favourites to win the gold medal and Luis de la Fuente’s squad is packed with exciting young LaLiga talent, as 20 members of his 22-man squad played their football in LaLiga Santander or LaLiga Smartbank last season.

Some of the most high-profile members of the Spain Olympics team include Getafe’s dynamic winger Marc Cucurella, Real Sociedad’s midfield metronome Mikel Merino, Real Madrid’s goalscoring wide man Marco Asensio and the Euro 2020 stars Unai Simón, Eric García, Pau Torres, Mikel Oyarzabal, Dani Olmo and Pedri. Pedri even comes into the Olympics after being named the Euro 2020 Young Player of the Tournament.

In addition to the 20 Spaniards, there are another 10 LaLiga players at the tournament representing other countries. These are France’s Modibo Sagnan, Japan’s Takefusa Kubo, South Korea’s Kang-in Lee, Ivory Coast’s Idrissa Doumbia, Mexico’s Diego Lainez, Brazil’s Diego Carlos, Romania’s Alex Pașcanu and Andrei Rațiu and Argentina’s Jeremías Ledesma and Nehuén Pérez.

This means that there are 30 LaLiga players at this summer’s men’s football tournament in Japan, spread across nine of the 16 competing nations. No other league has this many representatives at the Olympic Games this year. Looking at the other major leagues of Europe, there are 24 Germany-based players going, 23 from France, 16 from England and nine who ply their trade in Italy.

The 30 Spain-based players who will be competing in Japan come from 17 different clubs, with Athletic Club, FC Barcelona, Cádiz CF, RC Celta, SD Eibar, RCD Espanyol, Granada CF, Getafe CF, SD Huesca, CA Osasuna, SD Ponferradina, Real Betis, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Sevilla FC, Valencia CF and Villarreal CF all having members of their 2020/21 squads at the Games. Of those clubs, it’s Real Sociedad who are sending more players than any other team as Martín Zubimendi, Mikel Oyarzabal, Mikel Merino and Modibo Sagnan will all be present in Japan this summer.

The Olympic Games squad lists also highlight the quality that is present in Spain’s LaLiga SmartBank. While 27 of the 30 Spain-based players were in the top division, in LaLiga Santander, last campaign, Javi Puado, Óscar Gil and Alex Pașcanu’s performances in the Spanish second tier were impressive enough to earn them call-ups for the tournament too.

With so many players at the tournament, there will be some fascinating LaLiga battles in Japan this summer. For example, fans will be able to see Takefusa Kubo go up against Diego Lainez when Japan face Mexico in the second round of group stage games. Then, when Spain play Argentina in the final round of group matches, there will be a very special moment for Granada fans as Spain’s captain Jesús Vallejo and the Albiceleste captain Nehuén Pérez should lead their respective sides out, after playing together at centre-back this past season in Andalusia.

This summer’s tournament should be a thrilling one as the 16 qualified teams battle it out for a place in the gold medal match in Yokohama on August 7th. With 30 Spain-based players in the tournament, there is a good chance that at least one LaLiga player will be celebrating come the end of this competition.

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A run-through of some the key matches in the upcoming LaLiga Santander season.

We now know the long-awaited fixture list for the LaLiga Santander 2021-22 season. Games will begin on the weekend of 14th-15th August, the standout encounter being the clash pitting together two of LaLiga’s most-historic sides, FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad, at Camp Nou. Both sides will represent LaLiga Santander in Europe this coming season and their twice-yearly meetings are one of Spanish football’s most storied rivalries.

Diego Simeone’s Atletico de Madrid, the reigning champions, kick-off their season with a tough away day at RC Celta, while Real Madrid will kick off Carlo Ancelotti’s second spell in charge with a similarly tricky encounter away at D. Alaves.

The first ElClasico of the season, which will see Barça host Real Madrid at the Camp Nou, will take place on 24th October while the reverse fixture in the Spanish capital will be on 20th March. Barcelona will also travel to the capital just a few weeks before that opening ElClasico, facing Atleti at the Wanda Metropolitano on 3rd October.

Every LaLiga season is filled with exciting derby matches and this year is no exception. The historic Basque derby between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club is scheduled for 31st October at the Reale Arena, while the Madrid derby (Real Madrid vs Atletico de Madrid) will follow on 12th December at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The first Seville derby of the season, widely known as El Gran Derbi, will see Real Betis host Sevilla FC on 7th November. Heading over to the east coast, Levante UD will entertain Valencia CF in the first Valencian derby of the season on 19th December, while FC Barcelona will host city rivals RCD Espanyol in the Barcelona derby on 21st November.

A full fixture list for the 2021-22 LaLiga Santander season can be found on the LaLiga website:

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The new RC Celta kit ‘challenges’ those of Napoli, Lazio, Manchester City, New York City Football Club and the Uruguay National Team

All these teams wear the same ‘celeste’ colors and their fans have already been able to see the Vigo team’s jersey in their streets under the following slogan: “Sorry, but take a look at our ‘celeste’”

RC Celta already has his new skin for the 2021/22 season. It is one of the most iconic shirts of LaLiga Santander for its traditional light blue color (‘celeste’, in Spanish). A color that no one else wears in the Spanish championship… and there are not many more examples among the elite of world football. And although the design of the shirt remains practically unchanged over the years, RC Celta has surprised everyone this summer with its launch campaign, which allows them to conquer several cities around the world.

Cause it has managed to make the RC Celta home kit look in those other cities that also dress their teams in light blue color. The shirt, with the hashtag #EnvidiaCeleste (Light Blue Envy concept, in English), has ‘challenged’ those worn by the teams of Napoli, Lazio, Manchester City, New York City Football Club and the Uruguay National Team with different initiatives aimed at presenting their fans with the kit of the RC Celta under the same slogan -that has been adapted for the fans of each team-: “Sorry, but take a look at our ‘celeste’”.

In capitals such as Rome, Naples and Manchester, as well as among their fans on Social Media, expectations have been raised with the posters and messages that accompany the new light blue kit, asserting that characteristic color that has put RC Celta in an exceptional place on the football planet.

For its part, this ‘celeste’ RC Celta shirt is made with 40% recycled polyester to reaffirm the commitment to the environment. And each shirt is unique thanks to a QR code that not only guarantees its authenticity, but will offer each fan who activates it numerous exclusive benefits and surprises. A distinction that the club wanted to have with their fans in the season in which they will be able to return to the Abanca Balaídos stadium after COVID-19.

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UMNO Bukan Hanya Tahu Kritik – Ahmad Zahid #ms

Will return of Malaysia's scandal-ridden ex-DPM Zahid Hamidi boost Umno or  leave it in tatters? | South China Morning Post

Oleh Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid bin Hamidi

Syukur alhamdulillah sudah masuk hari ketiga kita menyambut Hari Raya Aidiladha.

Semoga semua dalam lindungan Yang Maha Esa dan dijauhi daripada wabak Covid-19.

Hari ini saya mahu jawab sedikit propaganda yang kerap ditujukan kepada saya dan UMNO.

Konon hanya mengkritik tetapi gagal beri pandangan yang dapat membantu sejak PKP 2.0 bermula.

Tidak benar pimpinan UMNO hanya tahu kritik, namun tidak beri cadangan untuk membendung Covid-19.

Biar saya beri pencerahan betapa kita konsisten memberi cadangan kepada kerajaan PN.

Pandangan bagaimana menangani penularan Covid-19, namun pada sama dapat menjaga rakyat.

  • PKP 2.0 dikuatkuasa bermula 13 Januari 2021 selepas jangkitan harian cecah 3,027 kes.
  • Namun sangat longgar pasti gagal kurangkan kes maka kita cadang “total lockdown” dilaksanakan.
  • Kita minta “total lockdown”, tetapi bantuan mesti diberi kepada rakyat untuk bertahan.
  • Antaranya bantuan tunai, moratorium pinjaman dan pengeluaran wang akaun KWSP kali kedua.
  • Kesemua cadangan itu tidak dilayan dengan begitu banyak alasan dan teori.
  • Dalam masa sama pimpinan UMNO berpendapat program vaksinasi perlu dipercepatkan.
  • Kerajaan PN akhirnya umum “total lockdown” mulai 1 Jun 2021 kerana jangkitan telah cecah 8,000 kes sehari.
  • Bagaimanapun “total lockdown” bukanlah “total lockdown” dalam erti kata yang sebenar.
  • Bersifat separuh masak dan masih gagal untuk mengurangkan kes jangkitan.
  • Namun rakyat menderita kerana kurang dibantu apabila sebahagian sektor ekonomi ditutup.
  • Maka kita terus mencadangkan pelaksanaan “total lockdown” yang sebenar.
  • Kita minta lebih banyak bantuan untuk rakyat dan suntikan vaksin dipercepatkan.
  • Kerajaan PN pada 28 Jun 2021 akhirnya umum moratorium pinjaman dan skim i-Citra.
  • Bagaimanapun “total lockdown” tetap tidak dilaksanakan.
  • Pada 17 Julai 2021 kerajaan PN umum mahu beri kelonggaran kepada yang telah terima dua dos suntikan.
  • Sedangkan kes jangkitan harian telah cecah lima angka atau sekitar 12,000 kes sehari.
  • Saya minta kelonggaran diteliti kerana KKM kata mereka ini masih boleh dijangkiti dan menjangkiti.
  • Jika jujur mahu rakyat segera diberi kelonggaran maka imunisasi kelompok perlu dipercepatkan.

Justeru tidak timbul isu pimpinan UMNO hanya tahu kritik, tetapi tidak beri cadangan.

Isu yang sebenar adalah tentang kisah sesebuah kegagalan dalam menguruskan pandemik.

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Catatan ini pertama kali muncul di laman Facebook Zahid Hamidi.


我们常说“ 茶酒不分家”,因为茶与酒都是关乎灵魂,直指人心;茶事、酒事虽小,却事事都是家事、国事、天下事;而茶杯、酒杯,杯杯都是人生。







有机茶饮料帝国Numi Organic Tea的故事,要从这对美国籍伊拉克裔姐弟讲起,姐姐Reem Hassani和弟弟Ahmed Rahim,两人在20多岁时都各别往艺术方面发展。






1999年,姐弟俩兴起一个念头,就是把幼年在家乡伊拉克喝的青柠茶,带进美国市场,公司取名Numi Organic Tea因为“Numi”正是青柠干在阿拉伯语的意思。


到底Numi 有机茶有何迷人之处让美国人也爱上?两个文艺姐弟转换跑道去创业,注定会遇到什么挑战?背后又有什么动人故事?Numi 有机茶的成功方程式,到底是什么?




Ahmed担任总裁,负责财务、经营和销售,Reem则任创意总监,负责设计、版权和新产品的包装,让她可以延续发挥艺术天份,为Numi 有机茶的包装宣传品味把关。









当然,优级的产品一定要有高级的定价,从20 年前推出市场,Numi产品都比其他产品贵20%至30%,当时许多零售商都质疑Numi产品的畅销度。

但20 年过去了,Numi依然比其他产品贵,而且还成为市场上其中前三个最高价的茶品,依然深受消费者欢迎。这到底是如何办到?



首先必须先厘清,Numi是一家设立在三重底线(Triple Bottom Line)基础上的公司。



















尽管公司年度营业额很快就达到200万到 300万美元,但还是面对现金流吃紧问题,唯Reem与Ahmed都看到公司潜能所在,而且业务成长也在正轨上,重点是在于生意做得够不够大,及规模成长得够不够快?

Ahmed说,经过融资有资金进驻,虽然解决公司财务问题,但伴随而来的也是更大的压力,公司的20%成长率并无法交差,因为投资人希望看到更多的回报率,比如30%、 40% 、50%。








  1. 持续地创新:从有机茶到林林总总的茶产品,Numi以“茶”为本,但却不断创新,推出许多符合不同市场及需求的产品及包装,以求达到揽获更大的市场份额。
  2. 品牌的使命:Numi不仅制造了很优质的产品,还创造了很成功的品牌使命及企业文化。设下对社会与对环境的使命,并且在过去20年努力去实践它,使消费者对Numi建立深厚的情感联系,这让Numi在产品定价方面会比同行更有优势,更多的消费者也更愿意为此埋单。简单来说,卖茶,除了一定要卖好茶,还要再加注其他附加价值,让你的商业模式是赢在同行前面。

MP: PM needs to stop the PR and get to work #en

Charles Santiago says inquest into Ganapathy's custodial death is necessary  | Malaysia | Malay Mail
Pic: Ahmad Zamzahuri, Malay Mail

By Charles Anthony s/o R. Santiago

This makes me livid: “The daily vaccination rate is amongst the highest in the world”, boasted the man who holds the top job in the country while visiting Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah.

Just please stop it already, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

Let’s look at other statistics: today’s Covid-19 cases have surpassed 11,000.

Malaysia came second last in the way it has been handling the pandemic.

While we have reported fewer cases than neighbours Indonesia and the Philippines, but our ratio of infections, at more than 16,000 per million, is Southeast Asia’s highest.

Let’s also look at what’s been happening in the country while you have been focused on staying in power: white flags have been raised, requesting help with food.

Malaysians have been hard at work trying to ensure fellow citizens and others don’t go hungry.

Besides the community movement, the KerajaanGagal hashtag has gone viral clearly showing what the rakyat thinks about your government.

And your visit to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah is overdue.

People were parked outside the Emergency Department five days ago from lack of hospital beds.

You have said more beds will be made available in the ICU in the near future, more trainer doctors will be roped in and the hospital’s Daily Treatment Complex will be used as a temporary ward.

You know what Mr Prime Minister: these initiatives should have been done yesterday.

“Immediate ventilator addition” as you put it, Mr Prime Minister, isn’t the end of the challenges faced by the hospital.

And please stop downplaying the real challenges by saying it was reported the Klang GH is facing “some difficulties such as the lack of bed in Covid-19 treatment ward”. It’s appalling, to say the least.

Mr Prime Minister, you have said you are prepared to listen to criticisms as long as the people stayed home.

People have been staying home. They have been following the SOP.

You have locked us in but that has resulted in an increase in cases, raising daily deaths, a near-collapsing healthcare system, some 50,000 SMEs shuttering in the coming weeks and seven million Malaysians becoming jobless by October this year.

To top it off the Germans and Japanese have said they might pull out their businesses from the country.

So, please stop it already with your public relations pieces on Facebook and photo-ops.

Please do the right thing: call experts who can help you come up with a proper pandemic mitigation plan.

Or we won’t see an end to the mess you have put us in.

Charles Santiago
Member of Parliament Klang

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This post first appeared on Charles Santiago‘s Facebook page.

冯晋哲: 肮脏旧政治文化还要横行多久? #zh

Muhyiddin Yassin – Malaysia's 'accidental' prime minister - CGTN

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PM: Apa Yang Kerajaan Buat? #ms

Muhyiddin masuk hospital
Gambar: Sinar Harian

Oleh Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Mahiaddin bin Md. Yasin

Vaksinasi adalah kunci utama kejayaan kita melawan COVID-19.

Jadi, apa yang Kerajaan buat?

Menempah lebih 76.1 juta dos vaksin – 70% Pfizer, 23.4% Sinovac, 10% Astrazaneca, 10.9% CanSino dan 10% daripada fasiliti COVAX.

Setakat ini kita telah terima 20 juta dos dari keseluruhan jumlah vaksin yang ditempah. Dijangkakan kita akan menerima jumlah keseluruhan 30 juta dos pada akhir bulan ini, 40 juta dos pada bulan Ogos, 53 juta dos pada bulan September dan 58 juta dos pada bulan Oktober. Baki selebihnya akan diterima antara bulan November 2021 hingga Januari 2022.

Jadual asalnya, 80% penduduk Malaysia akan menerima dos lengkap vaksin menjelang suku pertama 2022. Sasaran ini kemudiannya dipercepatkan ke Disember 2021.

Kini, dengan penemuan varian-varian baharu COVID-19 yang lebih ganas dan kes-kes positif meningkat dengan mendadak, sasaran program vaksinasi dipercepatkan lagi.

– 100% populasi dewasa di Selangor dan Kuala Lumpur akan menerima sekurang-kurangnya satu dos vaksin pada 1 Ogos 2021 di bawah Operasi Lonjakan Kapasiti.

– 100% populasi dewasa di Sarawak akan menerima sekurang-kurangnya satu dos vaksin pada akhir Ogos.

– Hampir semua negeri akan mencatatkan kadar vaksinasi melebihi 50% pada akhir bulan Ogos 2021.

– Semua negeri akan mencatatkan kadar vaksinasi melebihi 70% pada bulan September 2021.

– 100% populasi dewasa di Malaysia akan menerima dos lengkap vaksin pada bulan Oktober 2021.

– Peningkatan kapasiti untuk mencapai kadar suntikan 500,000 dos sehari.

InsyaAllah. Kita terus istiqamah.

#MalaysiaPrihatin #MenangBersama #LindungDiriLindungSemua

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冯晋哲: 做不好,就下台!#zh

冯晋哲要求首相与内阁总辞| 马来西亚诗华日报新闻网

引自 冯晋哲