Diego Fernando Maradona Ojeda son of Diego Maradona went through the microphones of “El Larguero” of the BE before Messi Play in the stadium where your father played. Messi in Naples? “Messi was signing him for Naples right now. That tonight he was going to concentrate with Naples. Messi is a phenomenon … If Messi is a player who chooses to score five goals in a match he puts them in. There is no drama , he plays with peace of mind and incredible quality. I adore Messi. Those who criticize him don’t understand anything about football. “Criticisms of Messi in Argentina. “I always say the same thing. The only player who won a World Cup was only my father, the rest were helped. In recent years, Messi was not helped.”Maradona-Messi. “He never spoke badly to me about Messi, on the contrary, he always spoke to me well. My father loves Messi very much. It’s fair that my father loves him because they always had a good relationship.”Both together. “Together we could close everything and give the cups to the team that had them.”Messi better than Maradona in something? “In the countryside I think not and it was not either. I love my father for what he is, I would not change him for anyone. Good things and bad things. But I make it clear that I like Messi a lot and hopefully one day I will raise my cup of the world”.Messi-Christian. “I get up from the table and leave because I can’t be comparing Messi with Cristiano. With Cristiano I take my hat off because he is a great striker but he has no comparison with Messi. Messi has no comparison with anyone today.”Coach title. “I have already started training, I hope I can fulfill my dream of training in Primera or in a big club.”Coronavirus. “In Naples for now the issue is calm and under control. To the north we have more problems. Here for now we are quite good. They are still inflating the issue a lot, in the south for now we had few cases and most were saved.” Maradona the best in history?. “But without any doubt. Whoever says otherwise has no idea of football.”Messi, the one who comes closest. “Messi is obviously approaching him, I always said that Messi is much better than Cristiano and is close to him, but they cannot be compared to terrestrial with extraterrestrials.”Welcome to Messi. “We are going to receive Messi well because he is obviously a crack, today he is the best in the world. Hopefully he will return the good reception with goals but that does not happen for us anymore.”The figure of Maradona in Naples. “Here my old man is God without any doubts. In Naples my father loves everyone. You know what he left in the countryside for Naples. He fills me with pride because they spent many years and still worship him. Everyone’s dream the ones we love is that he trains in Naples. He would like it but for now it didn’t happen and we have to have respect for Gattuso and Gymnastics. “Did something hit your father? “Tell me who was hit half of what he had on his left leg? I had bad luck in this being his son. I played football was a good player. I give you an example: the son, had comparison, but of course with Maldini. Most of the time I don’t want to say it, but apart from that I am proud to be Maradona’s son for everything he gave to football. I was a good player but the expectations were too many, they didn’t let me grow Quiet. There were too many reasons. “ 10
Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa [/su_gmap]Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinson DiningDiamond Cliff boasts six distinct restaurants, giving guests plenty of dining options during their stay. I was able to try out the beach-side Diamond Hut Restaurant, which features a fresh, seafood menu complimented by a breathtaking view of the Patong coastline.Diamond Hut RestaurantHead down there for afternoon drinks and watch the sun set while devouring delicious Thai seafood. The Thai Orchid Restaurant was equally as satisfying, serving traditional Thai cuisine in a beautiful, Thai-style setting. If you’ve overdone it on the Thai food, you could try Korean food at Korean Hut, Italian at Franco Roma, Japanese at Kiko Japanese Restaurant or something more Western at Ocean View Coffee Shop.For a light and healthy snack, the resort also has its very own fruit shop, where guests can grab a basket and shop the shelves for fresh, Thai fruit.Facilities/ActivitiesThe resort offers a range of facilities and activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. During my stay, I tried my hand at Thai cooking in a class at Thai Orchid Restaurant. I was given my very own apron and chef’s hat before one of the resident chefs led me through a three-course menu. And the best part: I got to eat the finished product!While I was immersing myself in Thai culture, it was only fitting that I dressed up in Thai costume for a photoshoot. The photoshoot is another of the resort’s onsite activities, where guests can choose from a colourful assortment of traditional outfits and get dressed up to the nines for a personal photoshoot. It’s a fun experience by yourself, in a couple or as a family and the perfect memento of your stay at Diamond Cliff.As for facilities, the resort features two large swimming pools, a fully equipped gym and outdoor tennis court.ServiceAs you will find all over Thailand, the level of service and hospitality is first class and Diamond Cliff was no exception. Each time I entered the reception or passed a staff member on the grounds, I was warmly welcomed with a smile or offered assistance. The resort staff are also fluent in English, which is a bonus for those of us who can only manage a hello and thank you in Thai.As the resort is located on a cliff, walking to and from my room was a bit of a mission. But the staff were always ready with shuttle buses to help guests move quickly and safely around the resort. There was also a good security presence on site, especially at night, making me feel absolutely safe during my stay.Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa Newly refurbished roomsSpaThe Diamond Cliff Spa is truly a sanctuary. Lush greenery and tranquil ponds surround the private treatment rooms, some of which have their own Japanese-style onsen. I opted for a de-stressing aromatherapy massage, the perfect afternoon treat before my flight home that night.While the massage itself was absolute perfection, it was the hospitality and overall experience of the treatment that impressed me the most. The staff were gracious and welcoming, I was able to choose the oil that was used in the massage and I was served herbal tea before and after the treatment – tick, tick, tick.As well as traditional Thai massage, sports massage and reflexology, the Diamond Cliff Spa also offers cellulite treatments, after-sun treatments, facials, body wraps and body polishing. And all at reasonable prices – massages start at just 1,300 Thai Baht (around AU$50) and body treatments at 2,200 Thai Baht (around AU$80). Diamond Cliff Fruit Shop One Bedroom VillaReview: Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa, Phuket, ThailandPerched high among the hills of Patong, Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa is an authentic Thai resort that offers five star accommodation just minutes away from Patong City. While the resort exudes a romantic getaway vibe, I recently stopped in at Diamond Cliff for a solo stay to cap off a week-long trip to Thailand for TTM+ 2016.AccommodationOcean SuiteThe massive property, 18 acres to be exact, boasts 318 rooms, suites and villas, with accommodation types to suit almost every traveller. My Ocean Suite room, located in the Grand Wing, featured a stunning view of the Andaman Sea and the resort pool below. The 70 square-metre room felt incredibly spacious and I was super impressed by the size of the bathroom, which was complete with a separate toilet, shower, spa bath and plenty of storage.The style and décor of the room itself was a little worn and out-dated, however I had no cause for complaint considering a three-phase renovation of the entire resort is already underway. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the renovated rooms – take my word for it, they are deluxe. The new rooms are sleek, stylish and spacious, giving new life to the almost 30 year old hotel.Other room types include Super Deluxe, Junior Suite, Ocean Jacuzzi Suite, Romantic Suite, Grand Family Suite and Ladies Suite.But the real showstoppers within the resort are the luxurious Diamond Pool Villas. In one and two bedroom options, the villas are a massive 400 and 600 square-metres respectively and entirely self-contained, complete with an outdoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and full kitchen. You can even request to have your own personal cook, giving you absolutely no reason to leave your seaview haven at all. THAI – smooth as silkfly THAI to Phuket Tourism Authority of ThailandAmazing Thailand
The New York Times details differences in states’ ability to regulate rates as well as in premium costs. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports on the savings that New Yorkers could experience.The New York Times: Health Insurers Raise Some Rates By Double DigitsHealth insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers. … Under the health care law, regulators are now required to review any request for a rate increase of 10 percent or more … The review process not only reveals the sharp disparity in the rates themselves, it also demonstrates the striking difference between places like New York, one of the 37 states where legislatures have given regulators some authority to deny or roll back rates deemed excessive, and California, which is among the states that do not have that ability (Abelson, 1/5). The Associated Press/Wall Street Journal: NYers To Save $500M On Health Insurance PremiumsGovernor Andrew Cuomo says new state power to limit rate hikes will save New Yorkers more than $500 million on health insurance premiums in 2013. Cuomo announced Sunday that health insurers requested average increases of about 12.4 percent, but the state Department of Financial Services cut the average increase to 7.5 percent (1/6). In Some States, Health Insurers Are Raising Rates Despite Health Law’s Efforts To Restrain Increases This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.