MUNICH, Germany (AP): Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final yesterday, ending the German side’s tournament record of 16 straight wins at home. Ronaldo’s second-half goals saw him become the first player to score 100 goals in European club competition. The Portuguese star ensured Madrid came from behind – after Arturo Vidal’s 25th-minute header for Bayern – to put the defending champions on course to reach the semi-finals for a seventh successive year. “We are still alive,” said Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti after losing to his former side. Bayern were without club top-scorer Robert Lewandowski after he failed to recover from a knock to his right shoulder. But they had not been beaten at home in the competition since April 2014, when they lost 4-0 to Ancelotti’s Madrid in the semi-finals. Ancelotti’s successor at Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, is bidding to become the first coach to lead a side to back-to-back titles in the Champions League era. Bayern should have been 2-0 up at the break, but Vidal sent his penalty well over the bar after Dani Carvajal was adjudged to have handled the ball. The Madrid defender was booked though TV replays showed Ribery’s shot had hit his upper body. Other quarter-final results: Atletico Madrid 1 Leicester 0; Borussia Dortmund 2 Monaco 3.
4 Must-Have New Soundtracks from Waxwork RecordsRaise Some Shell With This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gift Guide Happy International Ninja Day! A time to celebrate the stealthy and wondrous history of the great warriors of China and Japan. Sure many ninjas have found their stories embedded in pop culture, but only a few make their way into our heart.In 1984 Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird gave life to four brothers from New York City in a comic from Mirage Studios. The duo concocted the reptiles out of a night of “creative” brainstorming for a potential TV show. (Little did they know…) Taking their favorite parts from the best comics at that time: Daredevil, New Mutants, Cerebus, Ronin. They arrived at a very crude version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The two sunk all their money into a one-shot issue of the Turtles.As their book gained momentum, a licensing deal brought Dark Horse Comics to their doorstep. Dark Horse helped them produce a set of 15-mm lead figurines. Toy companies took notice…and then CBS. Once TV came a-calling so did everyone else. The world became enraptured with Turtle Power. To this day we still know the beloved turtle bros and their famous namesakes and they are going strong!Here are 20 pieces of our favorite art of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael.via Frank MacchiaView as: One Page Slides1. Shou2. Benji L3. Ryan Ottley4. Trudi Castle5. Evolvana Art6. Taiyari7. Lines: Eryck WebbColors: Courtland Brugger8. Sachin Teng9. Jenny Lagar10. Fernando Peniche11. Ike Slimster12. Marcos MP13. Al Reid14. Felipe Smith15. Jon Sommariva16. Syd Satori17. Alexia X18. SleepingSeeker19. Ben Bishop20. Mattia Dinoi Stay on target
Danielle Hale HUD Realtor.com US Census Bureau 2019-01-31 Donna Joseph The new residential sales statistics for November 2018 by the latest U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development revealed that sales of new single‐family houses in November 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 657,000, reflecting an upward trend at 16.9 percent (±19.9 percent) above the revised October rate of 562,000—but is 7.7 percent (±20.7 percent) below the November 2017 estimate of 712,000. According to Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at Realtor.com, unlike other housing indicators released during the shutdown, today’s new home sales data shows a pick up from October’s pace. Hale indicated that “the November figure trails the sales figure of a year ago, which is consistent with other data showing a sluggish finish to 2018 home sales.”The median sales price of new houses sold in November 2018 was $302,400, the report found. The average sales price was $362,400. Data on sale inventory and month’s supply on a seasonally-adjusted basis revealed that the estimate of new houses for sale at the end of November was 330,000—representing a supply of six months at the current sales rate, the report noted. The report also stated that the U.S. Census Bureau is updating its 2019 economic indicator release calendar in coordination with other agencies and the Office of Management and Budget to address the impacts of the recent lapse in federal funding. The survey is primarily based on a sample of houses selected from building permits. The purpose of the survey is to provide current national and regional statistics on starts, completions, and characteristics of new, privately-owned single-family and multifamily housing units and on sales of new single-family houses.Read the full report here. Where Do New Home Sales Stand? in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News January 31, 2019 719 Views Share