Sadio Mane has trademarked his name as Liverpool players prepare to cash in on Premier League title glory with millions in endorsements. Mane is on the verge of claiming his first EPL title The superstar striker has been interviewed in an “SM10” cap and has registered his brand with the Government’s Intellectual Property Office, The Telegraph says. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar each scoop £20milion-plus from a string of endorsement, making them sport’s top earners overall. Harry Kane and Gareth Bale are among other big names to trademark their brands, promoting items like men’s products and clothes. And with the Reds 25 points clear in the Premier League, their first crown since 2001 would be a huge marketing asset for a club with such long-established global following. Social media, too, has also become a major earner for the world’s most-followed footballers. Juventus hero Ronaldo pockets make around £38m a year from Instagram posts, twice the sum made by Messi. Loading… David Beckham is said to rake in £8.6m, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on £3.2m. But as for endorsements, Senegal ace Mane’s fame is Africa could be his special selling point. Sports marketing consultant Nigel Currie, of NC Partnerships, told The Telegraph: “Success is important in terms of marketability. “Having that badge on your CV as not only a Champions League winner but a Premier League winner is pretty important. “We have seen in the Far East with Son Heung-min and other players who have been able to crack that market, it is hugely lucrative. Read Also:Rangers to turn down permanent deal for Ojo “Africa may not be as lucrative but it is still a very big and important market. Being the player of the year is significant and can capture a home market ahead of others.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?
By Ian RansomOITA, Japan (Reuters) – Winger Josh Adams grabbed a hat-trick of tries as a battered and bruised Wales battled to a 29-17 bonus-point win over Fiji yesterday to book their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.In a frenzied clash under the roof at Oita Stadium, the Fijians gave the Six Nations champions a real scare, surging into 17-14 lead early in the second half of the Pool D with a penalty try.That revived memories of the ‘Nightmare in Nantes’ when the Pacific islanders knocked Wales out of the 2007 World Cup. Adams, however, steadied the ship with his hat-trick try on the hour-mark and fullback Liam Williams crossed 12 minutes from the siren to settle the game.Wales ended the game with concerns over talismanic flyhalf Dan Biggar, sidelined with a head injury for a second time in the tournament and who was quickly ruled out of the team’s final pool game. “We probably started a little slowly out of the box, we knew that if Fiji got their tails up we were going to be in for a hard day at the office,” said Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones. “But credit to Fiji, we saw the best of them at times today. We did the job today but plenty to work on.” The result ensured Wales, with 14 points, leapfrogged Australia (11 points) to top the pool ahead of their final game against Uruguay. Fiji were eliminated after losing earlier matches to Australia and Uruguay.“I’m so proud of the effort our boys put in this evening,” Fiji coach John McKee told reporters.“They’re playing a Six Nations champion team that’s been number one in the world this year and they really took the game to them. Although we didn’t get here in the end, it was an absolute gallant effort all round.”Wales, with England or France awaiting them in the quarter-finals, are also monitoring Adams and key centre Jonathan Davies after they also suffered injuries. Wales, rejuvenated after a 10-day break, were looking for a fast start but instead it was Fiji charging out of the blocks, spreading the ball wide from an attacking scrum to winger Josua Tuisova, who bashed through Adams and Biggar to score in the right corner.Wales responded immediately only for backrower Josh Navidi’s score after a turnover to be ruled out by the TMO due to a knock-on. Fiji, too, thought they had scored moments later but scrumhalf Frank Lomani’s effort was also scratched by the TMO.The early drama continued when Wales hooker Ken Owens was yellow-carded in the eighth minute for a flip-tackle on number eight Viliame Mata and barnstorming Semi Radradra, the player-of-the-match, made Wales pay at once, setting up a try for fullback Kini Murimurivalu in the right corner to make it 10-0.Fiji’s numerical advantage did not last long as lock Tevita Cavubati was also yellow-carded for a shoulder charge in the 17th minute and now Biggar responded with a sumptuous cross-kick to Adams. Fiji’s scrambling defence was soon on the brink of collapse as Wales upped the tempo and flanker Semi Kunatani earned the third yellow card of the first half after a string of Fijian offsides.Soon after, Adams strolled over for his second five-pointer as the Welsh sliced open Fiji’s threadbare right flank.BIGGAR WORRY Fiji were fortunate to trail by just 14-10 at the break but blew a chance to retake the lead in the 49th minute with another forward pass disallowing a try for Radradra. The game threatened to turn on its head minutes later as James Davies was yellow-carded for a ruck infringement. Fiji kicked for the corner, rumbled a lineout drive to the line and were awarded a penalty try after Wales collapsed the maul.Liam Williams then clattered into Biggar as both attempted to catch a clearing kick. After several minutes of medical attention, Biggar groggily got to his feet and jogged off.Soon after, however, Adams had his hat-trick, again at the corner, before scrumhalf Gareth Davies cantered through a hole to set up Williams for the sealing try.
DES MOINES — The Iowa House has voted to establish a limit on the co-payment insurance companies require to fill a prescription for insulin. Representative Ann Meyer, a registered nurse from Fort Dodge, says it’s a $100 cap.“The cap applies to each individual prescription and allows for an entire month of insulin,” Meyer says.People with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes must take insulin to control their blood sugar levels, but the cost of insulin has doubled in the past eight years. Representative Lindsay James of Dubuque says it’s become so expensive, some patients are rationing their insulin or don’t have the money to pay for it at all.“Family members and friends should never be forced to stand at the grave site of their loved one because companies are protecting their bottom line,” James says, “and yet this is exactly what it happening.”The bill has no groups or businesses registered to lobby against it. Colorado and Illinois are the only states that currently have a co-payment limit on monthly insulin purchases and it’s $100. Last week, the Virginia legislature voted for a $50-a-month price cap and New Mexico’s legislature vote to establish a monthly co-pay cap of $25. Neither has been signed yet by the governors of those states.