Ashley Cole, Former England, Arsenal and Chelsea left-back has announced his retirement from playing football following a two-decade-long career.
38-year-old Cole was out of contract at Derby County at the end of the 2018-19 season and says he is now focused on coaching. Cole said he is currently taking qualifications with a view to move into a coaching role.
He made his professional debut for Arsenal in 1999 and went on to represent Crystal Palace on loan, Chelsea, Roma, LA Galaxy and Derby.
“After hard thinking, it was time to hang up my boots and look forward to my next chapter,” Cole told Sky Sports.
The London-born defender earned 107 caps for England and is the most decorated footballer in FA Cup history, having lifted the trophy seven times(with Arsenal in 2002, 2003 and 2005, and Chelsea in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012).
He also won the Premier League twice with Arsenal – including the 2003-04 season in which the Gunners went unbeaten – and once with Chelsea after moving to Stamford Bridge in 2006. Cole won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2011-12 and the Europa League the following season.
After joining Derby County in January, he worked under the management of his former Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard and helped the club to the Championship play-off final, where they were beaten by Aston Villa. Total Ashley Cole PL record: 385 appearances, 15 goals, 31assists, 3 titles.
Curvy actress Moesha Boduong shares more swimsuit photos
Curvy Ghanaian actress and socialite, Moesha Boduong took to Instagram to share more sexy photos of herself posing in a colorful swimsuit. See full photos below. The post Curvy actress Moesha Boduong shares more swimsuit photos appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tops Forbes list of highest-paid actors in 2019
Forbes’s ranking of the world’s highest-paid actors for 2019 is out, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson secured the top spot
According to the publication, Johnson, whose 2019 film credits include Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw as well as the WWE-themed comedy-drama Fighting with My Family, made $89.4m (£73.7m) between 1 June 2018 and 1 June 2019.
Chris Hemsworth came in second place with estimated earnings of $76.4 million, and Robert Downey Jr.. came in third with reported earnings of $66 million.
According to Forbes, the earnings estimates are based on a number of factors, including data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB. Interviews with “industry insiders” are also taken into account. The estimated figures are pretax, and fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted.
Check out the full list of World’s Highest-Paid Actors Of 2019.
?1. Dwayne Johnson
Earnings: $89.4 million
2. Chris Hemsworth
Earnings: $76.4 million
3. Robert Downey Jr.
Earnings: $66 million
4. Akshay Kumar
Earnings: $65 million
5. Jackie Chan
Earnings: $58 million
6. Bradley Cooper (tie)
Earnings: $57 million
6. Adam Sandler (tie)
Earnings: $57 million
8. Chris Evans
Earnings: $43.5 million
9. Paul Rudd
Earnings: $41 million
10. Will Smith
Earnings: $35 million
Crime was low and people were content when churches were not so rampant – Reno Omokri
According to Reno Omokri, ‘as a youth growing up in Nigeria, churches were not so rampant. Crime was low and people were content. As I grew up, churches became rampant.
As they increased, crime rose and discontentment grew. Perhaps Nigeria needs more contentment, and less religiosity? As a nation, we need to understand that it is righteousness that exalts a nation and not religion’.
Tony Elumelu’s elegant daughter steals the heart of Instagram users
Tony Elumelu shared a photo of his daughter visiting him at work.
Oge, who is on her summer break, took a break from her vacation to stop by her father’s office on a Sunday.
The chairman of Heirs Holding shared the photo and Instagram users couldn’t stop themselves from commenting about how beautiful she is.
Late Aaliyah immortalized with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds
18 years after Aaliyah died in a plane crash, the RnB star has lived on in many forms. The latest is a new wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas.
Aaliyah’s wax figure at Madam Tussauds was unveiled on Wednesday August 21, immortalizing one of her iconic looks. Adam Morey, Studios Manager at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas revealed that the discussions on making an Aaliyah figure began over a year ago.
This set, rather than being a recreation of any one particular Aaliyah moment, was instead designed with a message to her fans in mind,” he said.
“It’s a message that hopefully reflects her everlasting legacy.”
The designer worked closely with Aaliyah’s family on the wax figure which was inspired by the music video for her smash hit “Try Again”.
Aaliyah was an American singer and actress who died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001, at the Marsh Harbour Airport on the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. She had just completed filming for the music video for her single “Rock the Boat”.