Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time


Barcelona forward has received the d’Or award for the world’s ideal player for a report time. It is the 32-year-previous Argentine’s very first Ballon d’Or considering that 2015 and arrives soon after he scored 54 instances for club and region in 2018-19, in which Barca won La Liga.

Messi wins sixth ballondor

Virgil van Dijk was second – a single of four Liverpool players in the top rated 7, which include Sadio Mane in fourth.

Juventus and Portugal ahead Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award five times, was third in the voting.

England defender Lucy Bronze was crushed to the women’s award, ending next behind Megan Rapinoe who was Golden Ball winner as United states of america claimed a next successive World Cup in 2019.

Liverpool keeper Alisson received the inaugural Yashin Trophy for finest goalkeeper, ahead of Barcelona’s Germany intercontinental Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Brazilian compatriot Ederson of Manchester City.

Defender Matthijs de Ligt took the Kopa Trophy, awarded to the very best under-21 player and picked by former Ballon d’Or winners.

The 20-year-outdated, who joined Juventus this summer months soon after aiding Ajax get to the semi-finals of previous season’s Champions League, defeat Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho to the award.

The comprehensive listing

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina)

2. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool and Netherlands)

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal)

4. Sadio Mane (Liverpool and Senegal)

5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt)

6. Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain and France)

7. Alisson (Liverpool and Brazil)

8. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich and Poland)

9. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City and Portugal)

10. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City and Algeria)

11. Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona and Netherlands)

12. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City and England)

13. Eden Hazard (Genuine Madrid and Belgium)

14. Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester Town and Belgium)

15. Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus and Netherlands)

16. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City and Argentina)

17. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool and Brazil)

18. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona and France)

19. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool and England)

20= Dusan Tadic (Ajax and Serbia)

20= Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal and Gabon)

22. Son Heung-min (Tottenham and South Korea)

23. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham and France)

24= Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli and Senegal)

24= Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona and Germany)

28= Donny van de Beek (Ajax and Netherlands)

28= Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid and Portugal)

28= Marquinhos (Paris St-Germain and Brazil)

Supply: BBC

Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time


Barcelona ahead Messi has won the d’Or award for the world’s finest for a document sixth time.

It is the 32-calendar year-outdated Argentine’s 1st Ballon d’Or since 2015 and will come soon after he scored 54 occasions for club and place in 2018-19, in which Barca gained La Liga.

Virgil van Dijk was second – just one of 4 Liverpool players in the top seven, which includes Sadio Mane in fourth.

Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who has gained the award 5 situations, was third in the voting.

England defender Lucy Bronze was crushed to the women’s award, finishing 2nd at the rear of Megan Rapinoe, who was Golden Ball winner as United states of america claimed a next successive World Cup in 2019.

Liverpool keeper Alisson received the inaugural Yashin Trophy for greatest goalkeeper, ahead of Barcelona’s Germany intercontinental Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Brazilian compatriot Ederson of Manchester Town.

Defender Matthijs de Ligt took the Kopa Trophy, awarded to the most effective underneath-21 participant and selected by former Ballon d’Or winners.

The 20-calendar year-previous, who joined Juventus this summertime after encouraging Ajax get to the semi-finals of last season’s Champions League, conquer Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho to the award.

The comprehensive list

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina)

2. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool and Netherlands)

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal)

4. Sadio Mane (Liverpool and Senegal)

5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt)

6. Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain and France)

7. Alisson (Liverpool and Brazil)

8. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich and Poland)

9. Bernardo Silva (Manchester Town and Portugal)

10. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester Metropolis and Algeria)

11. Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona and Netherlands)

12. Raheem Sterling (Manchester Town and England)

13. Eden Hazard (Serious Madrid and Belgium)

14. Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City and Belgium)

15. Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus and Netherlands)

16. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City and Argentina)

17. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool and Brazil)

18. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona and France)

19. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool and England)

20= Dusan Tadic (Ajax and Serbia)

20= Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal and Gabon)

22. Son Heung-min (Tottenham and South Korea)

23. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham and France)

24= Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli and Senegal)

24= Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona and Germany)

28= Donny van de Beek (Ajax and Netherlands)

28= Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid and Portugal)

28= Marquinhos (Paris St-Germain and Brazil)

Supply:BBC

Messi wins best FIFA Player of the Year for record sixth time


Argentine Messi conquer Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and 5- winner Cristiano Ronaldo to acquire the greatest FIFA of the calendar year award for a report time on Monday.

Messi, who gained the Spanish La Liga title with Barcelona final period, as perfectly as the European golden boot acquiring scored 54 aims in 58 games in all competitions, past won the award in 2015.

He did not, nonetheless, enjoy results with the national crew, getting rid of in the Copa The us semi-finals to rivals Brazil.

His get is somewhat of a surprise with Van Dijk, a centre again who
transformed Liverpool’s defence on the way to the Champions League
crown, possessing won the European finest player award.

Messi’s get at the La Scala Opera dwelling in Milan also marks a return to the dominance of the Argentine in excess of Ronaldo, who concerning them have gained the award all but when because 2007.

U.S. co-captain Megan Rapinoe won the women’s major award following serving to
her country to the Environment Cup title this 12 months in a event viewed as
to be a milestone in the advancement and expansion of women’s soccer
internationally.

“I’m at a decline for words and phrases,” she reported. “This was an incredible yr for women’s soccer, for all those who just observed you are a bit late to the occasion. It really was outstanding, to be part of the Earth Cup, the enthusiasm we experienced was incredible.”

Rapinoe, a potent off-the-industry activist who also refused a probable take a look at the White Household when the U.S. were on keep track of to keep their environment title, explained players ought to use their good results to support other folks.

“I question all people listed here, lend your system to other persons, share your
achievement. We have a special chance to use this video game to in fact
adjust the globe for improved. I hope you consider that to coronary heart, do
one thing, we have outstanding energy in this place.”

She beat fellow co-captain Alex Morgan and England’s Lucy Bronze.

Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp was voted men’s mentor of the year whilst U.S. national staff coach Jill Ellis took residence the ideal women’s mentor trophy.

Source: Thestar.com.my

AIT graduates Sixth Batch of PhD students


This provides the overall quantity of PhD at AIT because 2016 to near to 50

The Accra Institute of
Know-how (AIT), a primary technological know-how-concentrate personal university, graduated its
of 13 PhD candidates throughout the University’s 14th Graduation Congregation
held in Accra about the weekend.

This brings the complete selection of PhD graduates at AIT considering the fact that 2016 to near to 50 in the fields of Engineering, Enterprise Administration, Education and learning and Information and facts Technological innovation.  

A statement released by the college claimed “this accomplishment marks not only an AIT record, but also a historical past in the annals of personal college instruction in this place.”

Some of the graduates

In
his speech at the congregation, which also noticed the graduation of Bachelor, and
Master candidates, Professor Clement Dzidonu,, the President of the University,
noticed that “this big accomplishment of a university which is significantly less than 10
several years aged makes AIT the first non-public college in Ghana to effectively provide,
run and graduate pupils on an internationally benchmarked Physician of
Philosophy (PhD) degree programme.”

In accordance
to him, “this is no small achievement if place in the context of the reality
that the PhD for every capita of Ghana is just 2.72
per million population.”

 He mentioned that provided the truth that above 250 PhD
learners are now enrolled at AIT, the university has turn out to be 1 of the top
put up-graduate analysis establishments on the continent.

“AIT will be graduating extra PhDs in Business enterprise Administration, Engineering, and Facts Technology before the shut of the yr,” he assured the congregation.

The
14th Graduation ceremony, in addition to the 13 PhD holders, noticed the
graduation of a number of Bachelor and Learn Diploma college in Engineering,
Enterprise Administration, Pc Science, Info Technological know-how, and
Education and learning between other individuals.

The
university’s 2019 Matriculation, organised jointly with the graduation ceremony,
also observed the matriculation of above 955 learners supplying a variety of undergraduate
and postgraduate programmes at the college.

Professor
Edward Ayensu, the Chairman of the AIT Board of Trustees, in his address to the
congregation, observed that so far all indications position to the
point that the University is conference a variety of   its milestones as a younger and growing
dynamic institution which is exhibiting all the encouraging symptoms of becoming a
environment-class university.

It might be recalled
that, AIT was rated the major
non-public university in Ghana in 2018 and 2019 and was also awarded the Best
Know-how College in Ghana award for the fourth year jogging by Ghana
Tertiary Awards.

 AIT, rated the prime personal college in Ghana by Ghana Tertiary Awards, is an independent technological innovation-centered college dedicated to academic excellence and slicing-edge scientific and industrial study and R&D perform.

AIT is accredited by the Nationwide Accreditation Board, to supply both equally campus-primarily based and Open up College undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

A cross-portion of the graduates

AIT is
affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah College of Science and Know-how (KNUST)
for the campus-primarily based undergraduate programmes in engineering, personal computer
science/IT and business enterprise administration and to the Open up University of Malaysia
for the Open College undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the Learn
and the PhD stages.

The College
for the 4th 12 months jogging won the 2019 Best Technologies University in
Ghana Award, instituted and awarded by the Ghana Tertiary Awards. This arrived at
the heels of the Ideal in Know-how-Targeted College 2018-Ghana Award by
World wide Small business Perception of the United Kingdom.