Customers asked to call CVPS if power still out

first_imgOver 500 workers continued to work to restore power to the last 300 CVPS customers in Windham County Thursday morning.”We made good progress Wednesday, and with the light so visible at the end of the tunnel, we’re giving it all we’ve got yet again today,” said spokeswoman Christine Rivers. “Each repair is still coming slow, as crews continue to spend hours to restore power one or two customers at a time, but we expect every customer outage we are aware of to be restored by late tonight. Thus we encourage customers still without power to call 1-800-451-2877.”At daybreak Thursday, more than 75 contract lines crews were working with 40 CVPS line crews, 50 tree crews and hundreds of support staff to wrap up the $3 million restoration effort that began Friday.”This has been a long but amazing restoration effort. The ice and tree damage we’ve seen in Windsor and especially Windham County rivals anything we’ve seen in our service territory. And we could not have done this without the invaluable coordination and support of dozens of utilities and local businesses, and federal, state and local officials,” said CVPS President Bob Young. “We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support we’ve seen from the customers, communities and businesses we serve. I cannot put into words how much we appreciate everyone’s efforts, patience and selflessness to restore normalcy to our customers. I also want to thank our employees, who have devoted themselves to customers while putting their own lives on hold.”CVPS estimates that it has resolved more than 1,200 separate problems on its system this week, in some cases rebuilding sections that were destroyed within Orange, Windsor and Windham counties. Over 80 poles were broken – more than 50 of those in Windham County alone, and thousands of trees brought down hundreds of lines.PLEASE CALLCVPS asked customers who are still without power as of 8 a.m. today to contact the company at 1-800-451-2877. Due to the extent of the damage in some areas that are affecting only single and small groups of customers, some without power may not be listed in the outage management system. As restoration efforts draw toward an end, the company wants to assure that no one is left without power.If customers see that others in their neighborhood have power, but they do not, CVPS asks that those customers switch their breakers off and on to assure the problem is not localized inside their home.The company also reminded customers that while service lines or overhead wires that run from a pole to a house or business are the utility’s responsibility, the service cable that runs along the side of the house is the customer’s responsibility.If those service cables are damaged, customers should contact an electrician. The service bracket that attaches the service line to the house is generally maintained by CVPS. However, the weather head, attached to the service cable, which prevents water damage to the wiring, is maintained by the customer’s electrician.last_img read more

Brazilian War College Embarks on Academic Trip to the United States

first_imgBy Taciana Moury/Diálogo August 15, 2018 Students from the Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s War College (ESG, in Portuguese) are set to take off for the United States. The trip, scheduled for September 15-22, 2018, will allow students of military studies to learn about important defense centers in Washington, D.C. The institution prepares leaders and consultants for political and strategic fields related to national defense. The delegation comprises about 150 instructors and students from ESG’s main courses: the Advanced Policies and Strategy Studies Course (CAEPE, in Portuguese), taught at the Rio de Janeiro campus, and the Advanced Defense Studies Course (CAED, in Portuguese) from the campus in Brasília. The trainees, as students are known, are senior officers from the Brazilian Armed Forces and partner nations, as well as high-ranking members of auxiliary and civilian forces from government and nongovernment organizations. The trip involves visits to the Inter-American Defense College (IADC), National Defense University (NDU), William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, Pentagon, and U.S. Southern Command in South Florida. The existing cooperation between ESG and similar U.S. institutions, such as IADC and NDU, prompted the trip. The activities will focus on the role of national power, particularly in the political and military fields. According to Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) General Décio Luís Schons, commandant of the Brazilian War College, trips undertaken by the school enable strategic contact with national and international institutions and aim to expand the knowledge and training of human resources in the defense field. In June, the delegation visited units of the Brazilian Navy (MB, in Portuguese), the Brazilian Air Force, and EB to become familiar with strategic defense projects in southeastern Brazil. For Gen. Schons, the trip will bring both institutional and academic benefits. “We will visit educational institutions that can contribute to updating ESG’s academic activities,” he said. “This is an opportunity to increase understanding of different agencies’ missions and gain useful knowledge that can be developed within the school, while strengthening bilateral and multilateral ties.” The visits will bring support to students applying ESG’s strategic planning method in the analysis of global scenarios and other subjects taught during the courses. For MB Captain Gustavo Calero Garriga Pires, a CAEPE trainee, the trip to the United States will provide important knowledge for his career. “The knowledge acquired during these practical visits, combined with the array of information and data passed on to the trainees until now, will be very positive.” International relations ESG has encouraged international cooperation throughout its 65 years of operation. The school takes part in the Ibero-American Defense College Association, which aims to promote permanent exchange of experiences and discussions on the studies of peace, defense, and security. The association also promotes closer ties among participating nations and develops a culture of security and defense in the Ibero-American community. Four of the 90 CAEPE trainees are foreign officers from the United States, Mexico, Peru, and Pakistan. CAED has 65 trainees, all from Brazil. U.S. Army Colonel Hector Ivan Martinez Piñeiro, a CAEPE trainee, spoke to Diálogo about the importance of the exchange for both countries. “Getting to know the future leaders of the Brazilian Military and government, plus the cadre of such respected institution will definitely allow our countries to work more harmoniously in an environment of mutual trust, camaraderie and respect,” he said. For Col. Martinez, the course is a great opportunity to understand the socio-political complexities of the Brazilian government and Brazilian internal policies. “It has opened my eyes to a series of very interesting concepts and viewpoints from the best subject matter experts in the field of political science, sociology, law, and military doctrine,” Col. Martinez said. “I have also met a fantastic group of future military leaders and civilians positioned to make a difference for the betterment of Brazil.” The experience, according to Capt. Calero, is invaluable, not only for the bonds formed with officials from partner nations but also the knowledge shared. “Spending time with representatives from partner nations has opened a range of possibilities, not just limited to replicating solutions, but also to searching for new paths that are appropriate for the country’s reality,” he said. The academic trip will enable ESG’s delegation to experience first hand the U.S. government’s interagency approach for cooperation and problem resolution, Col. Martinez added. “They will be able to understand the strategic logic to some of our policies and actions. That can then give the future Brazilian leaders an idea of a way to do certain things,” he said. “Plus, Washington D.C. is a majestic city filled with culture and historic monuments.” ESG also works with the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and carries out multilateral activities and forums. “These activities allow trainees to evaluate the actions of military diplomacy, and carry out a political and strategic analysis of international security and national defense,” Gen. Schons said. “There are also combined activities performed with other similar institutions, such as IADC and NDU.” Tradition in forming leaders According to ESG’s Public Affairs Office, more than 8,000 people—military officers, presidents, ministers, and other prominent figures—graduated from the school since its 1949 inception. In addition to the yearlong CAEPE and CAED, the school has 11 shorter defense courses, taught at both of campuses, from which more than 700 trainees graduate annually. “ESG fulfills its role as a platform for debates, studies, and seminars, involving not only the permanent staff, but also government authorities and trainees, professionals with excellent resumes and experience that can add value to national defense studies,” Gen. Schons said. “The school contributes to the formation of leaders who will play an important role in defining the government’s measures and actions, especially of a military nature, for the defense of territory, sovereignty, and interests” Captain Galero praised the multidisciplinary nature of the courses’ trainees. “We can create a network of contacts that will certainly be valuable in the future,” he said. “I hope to train to not only serve as a high-level consultant, but also to take on decision-making roles in the Brazilian Navy.”last_img read more

UN: Nicaragua Continues to Repress and Harass Opponents

first_imgBy Lisa Schlein July 26, 2019 More than 300 people were killed, 2000 injured, and hundreds arbitrarily arrested during last year’s violent repression of peaceful nationwide protests. More than 70,000 people also fled into exile to escape the heavy-hand of the Nicaraguan government. U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore, says peaceful protests and dissent continue to be repressed in Nicaragua. She says more than 440 imprisoned protestors have been released, but more than 80 remain in custody under severe conditions.“Our Office has received allegations that some of them were subjected to torture or ill-treatment by correction officers […]. We are deeply concerned that human rights defenders and community leaders continue to be targets of attacks, of threats, harassment and constant surveillance,” Gilmore said.Gilmore says people are deprived of the right to freedom of expression, including freedom of the media. She says journalists and other media workers are threatened, harassed and censored. She notes two prominent journalists were detained for more than five months under terrorism charges.She urges the government of President Daniel Ortega to engage in a genuine and meaningful dialogue to address people’s legitimate demands for justice and reparation.last_img read more

Europe says Tamiflu-resistant virus seen in 9 countries

first_imgFeb 1, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – European officials yesterday reported more evidence that one of the three types of seasonal influenza viruses is showing resistance to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and said this represents the first clear sign that the resistant variant can spread.A report published yesterday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) says the resistant variant of the influenza A/H1N1 virus accounted for 59 (14%) of 437 European H1N1 isolates from 19 countries tested so far. The variant has been seen in nine of the 19 countries, according to the report in Eurosurveillance.The new report suggests the resistant variant is more widespread than indicated by the initial report from the ECDC on Jan 27. That report said the resistant virus was found in four countries and made up 19 of 148 isolates tested.Increased H1N1 resistance to oseltamvir was also reported in the United States and Canada this week. US officials said about 5% of tested isolates showed resistance, and Canada reported that about 10% were resistant.European report: Norway most affectedThe resistant virus has a mutation called H274Y, which confers approximately a 400-fold reduction in susceptibility to oseltamivir, according to the Eurosurveillance report. Oseltamivir is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the drug of choice for human patients with H5N1 avian influenza, and many countries have stockpiled it in case the H5N1 virus evolves into a pandemic strain.From the tests so far, resistance is most common in Norway, where 26 of 37 H1N1 isolates (72%) were resistant, according to Eurosurveillance. Other countries most affected are France, 15 of 87 isolates (17%); Germany, 3 of 43 (7%); and the United Kingdom, 8 of 162 (5%). A few resistant isolates were also reported in Denmark, Finland the Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden.The resistant viruses have come from both adults and children, and there is no indication that any of the patients had been treated with oseltamivir or been in contact with others so treated, the report says. It is not unusual for resistance to emerge in patients receiving oseltamivir treatment for H1N1 infections, according to the WHO.”We therefore conclude that the identification of these oseltamivir-resistant viruses as a substantial proportion of circulating viruses, particularly in Norway, is the first clear evidence that influenza A(H1N1) virus with the H274Y mutation can readily transmit between individuals,” the Eurosurveillance report states.An accompanying Eurosurveillance editorial says resistant viruses with the same mutation were seen in previous flu seasons but “were few in number, ‘unfit,’ and transmitted poorly. . . . These [current] A/H1N1 isolates with the H274Y mutation are fitter. They are in several countries and are transmitting in the community.”The specimens tested to date are from early in the season, and it may be that as the season progresses ordinary A/H1N1s [will] predominate,” the editorial continues. “Equally, the resistant viruses may come to predominate,” as influenza A viruses resistant to two older drugs, amantadine and rimantadine, did in North America 2 years ago. Officials have said the oseltamivir-resistant H1N1 viruses remain susceptible to amantadine and rimantadine.WHO report: Increased resistance unexpectedThe WHO, in a statement yesterday, said the increased drug resistance is unexpected and so far unexplained, especially since few of the patients are known to have taken oseltamivir. “Influenza viruses are continuously changing, and it is possible that a resistant strain has emerged spontaneously,” said the statement, released in a question-and-answer format.While noting that the resistance problem is not limited to Europe, the WHO said no H1N1 isolates from Japan, where oseltamivir is used far more commonly than in most other countries, have shown the resistance mutation so far this season. The same was true for Hong Kong.The WHO said H1N1 is the predominant flu virus in many European countries and other parts of the northern hemisphere so far this season. The increased oseltamivir resistance has not been found in the other two seasonal flu viruses, A/H3N2 and B.The agency said the implications of the resistance problem for the treatment of H5N1 cases are uncertain. “The neuraminidase protein in human H1N1 viruses is different from that in avian H5N1 viruses. Until we learn why the unexpected increase in oseltamivir resistance has occurred in H1N1 viruses, it is too early to know what, if any, potential there might be for a similar increase to occur in H5N1 viruses.”The WHO added that it has not changed any of its H5N1 treatment recommendations.In other observations, the WHO said:So far, the evidence for most of the patients infected with the resistant virus is that they were not linked in any way.There is no evidence that the resistant viruses are causing more severe illness than other flu viruses.There is no sign that the resistant viruses are more transmissible than nonresistant viruses.The drug resistance does not affect the effectiveness of flu vaccines, and the H1N1 strain used in this year’s vaccine is well-matched to the circulating H1N1 strains.See also:Eursurveillance reporthttp://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=8026Eurosurveillance editorialhttp://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=8025WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/influenza/patient_care/antivirals/oseltamivir_faqs/en/index.htmllast_img read more

Ashes 2nd Test Day 2 Review: Aussies regain control over the urn after a…

first_imgImage Courtesy: News 18Advertisement 6ouv1oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs372bWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E55d( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2nnWould you ever consider trying this?😱cCan your students do this? 🌚rw9Roller skating! Powered by Firework England were dismissed for their lowest Ashes total in over 60 years as Australia made merry at Leeds at the expense of the hosts. Australia have a staggering lead of 283 with three days of play left.Advertisement The World Cup champions were hit with a cruel swerve after despite dismissing the visitors for 179 in the first innings, they handed a lead of over 100 runs to the Aussies. Hazlewood led the charge as England were skittled out for 67.Image Courtesy: News 18Playing just 27.5 overs, only one batsman was able to cross the 10-run mark while skipper Joe Root fell for a second consecutive duck. In a bid to minimize the damage, England struck early in the second innings by dismissing David Warner for 0. Marcus Harris did not live long as he was dismissed off Jack Leach’s first delivery.Advertisement However, with valuable contributions from the middle order and sheer resilience from Marnus Labuschagne, Australia were able to take command with the bat as the day neared its end.Despite a sensational spell by Ben Stokes, the damage was too severe to repair as England face an embarrassing defeat and also their first Ashes loss in England since 2001.Advertisement Read Also:WI vs Ind 1st Test Day 2 Review: Ishant Sharma leads the charge as the visitors take commandVikram Rathour selected as the new Indian batting coach while Arun and Sridhar rehired Advertisementlast_img read more

Cyclists Plan Red Bank Road Race

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – Professional cyclists could be taking competitive laps around the borough this summer, organizers are hoping.The National Cycling Association (NCA) and the USA CRITS Professional Cycling League want borough officials to approve its plan to hold a championship cycling event on Aug. 6 that organizers say would draw roughly 200 professional racing cyclists and more than 5,000 spectators.Organizers have already found a primary sponsor:  Triumph Brewing Company has agreed to support the proposed event, according to Jack Simes, chief executive officer for NCA and producer for Red Bank Championship Cycling. Simes is also the co-founder of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pro Cycling Championship.Triumph, which has locations in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and Princeton, is constructing a Red Bank site on Bridge Avenue, as part of the West Side Lofts project.Adam Rechnitz, an area resident, is owner and operator of the brewing company, and he and his twin brother, Josh, are both cycling enthusiasts who have thrown their support behind the event, Simes said.Simes said organizers had a meeting with the borough Special Events Committee and organizers are planning to bring a slightly revised plan back to the committee as soon as it can be scheduled. “It’s already 2016 and there’s a lot of planning to do,” Simes pointed out.The committee includes borough administrator Stanley Sickels, a police department representative as well as a representative from the borough council, among others, who evaluate the proposals before making their recommendations and forward them to the mayor and council, who have the final say on approval.Organizers also met with James Scavone and Amanda Lynn, executive director and program manager for Red Bank RiverCenter, respectively, to stress what organizers say will be an economic benefit for the business community. “It was quite well received,” by the RiverCenter representatives, said Simes.RiverCenter is the management and advocacy organization for the borough’s commercial Special Improvement District.“From the meetings we had, they seem genuinely interested in this and having a well run event in Red Bank,” said event director Ryan Oelkers, a former professional racing cyclist who spent 10 years on the race circuit, referring to borough representatives.“We think Red Bank is the perfect venue for the event we want to run there,” Oelkers said. “You have the Navesink River there; you have the bars and restaurants. It just seems like a great fit.”Plans call for the main event staged by USA CRITS, in which racers compete in a .99-mile criterium street event. The races will start and end on Broad Street with the route on Harding Road, Clay Street, Canal Street, Mechanic Street, Globe Court and on to East Front Street, through the borough’s downtown, according to information provided to the special events committee. Those races would take place in the early evening, probably starting at 7 p.m.Criterium racing involves high-speed contests conducted in an active, urban environment. If approved, it will be one of 13 races USA CRITS will hold between March 19 and Sept. 17, from Boston, Massachusetts, to Clearwater, Florida, to Boise, Idaho and St. Louis, Missouri, and are expected to attract some of the best cyclists from around the world. Racers will compete for more than a total of $250,000 in prize money for the series of races.In addition to the main event, organizers are planning supporting activities. There will a “Gran Fondo” (Italian for “Large Ride”), an amateur ride from Red Bank to Freehold and back that would be open to riders of all abilities. In addition, Simes said plans call for an ongoing youth program to promote safety and cycling as a healthy lifestyle activity. “Cycling has proven to be a great activity in fighting childhood obesity,” Simes said. “More so than many other sports.”“This will be something that will be good for business, good for the cafes and restaurants,” with hopes that this will become an annual event, Simes said.Mayor Pasquale Menna said he didn’t have any details about the proposal, but noted a similar annual event held in the borough more than 20 years ago. That event was eventually discontinued because of complaints from residents and businesses, according to the mayor.Neighboring Fair Haven hosted Tour de Fair Haven cycling races for five years but canceled the event after a racer was killed colliding with a race official in 2013.A similar event, the Athens, Georgia, Twilight Criterium, has been held for 30 years. And, according to Oelkers, “It’s their biggest night and day in their calendar year,” of events, a clear success for local businesses.Oelkers also suspected August is a good time for the event, given it’s a traditionally slow period for attractions.last_img read more

Former Soccer Treasurer Admits To $400,000 Theft

first_imgBy Jay Cook |FREEHOLD – The former treasurer of the Freehold Soccer League pleaded guilty earlier this week to stealing over $400,000 from the youth recreational and travel league where he volunteered, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.Anthony Gallo, 57, of Freehold Township, pleaded guilty Monday to second degree theft before Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano Jr. Gallo, the CEO of a financial services firm, faces a maximum term of six years in state prison. He must pay $280,000 in restitution when he returns for sentencing before Judge Falcetano on January 19, 2018, per terms of the plea agreement, Gramiccioni said.An investigation into Gallo’s activity began in March 2016 when Freehold Soccer League president Bryan Patmore alerted authorities about missing funds and unpaid uniform bills connected to the league’s account, according to Gramiccioni. The prosecutor’s office’s Financial Crimes Unit alleged Gallo swiped over $400,000 from those league accounts.Law enforcement authorities maintain Gallo wrote checks to himself, his company, Beacon Financial Services, and “cash” totaling over $300,000, Gramiccioni announced in March. Gallo also allegedly made numerous ATM withdrawals amounting to over $120,000 from the league’s account. He used league funds to pay personal expenses totaling over $25,000, including $12,000 for his Verizon Wireless bills, thousands of dollars at Honda of Freehold, other household bills, and for restaurants and shopping, the prosecutor said.Before being charged, Gallo paid back more than $119,000 into league accounts in an effort to prevent his crime from being detected, Gramiccioni said.A Monmouth County grand jury returned a 14-count indictment charging Gallo of the theft in September, the prosecutor’s office announced at the time.Patmore, the league president, did not return a request for comment by press time on Wednesday. But in April 2016, he penned a post on the Freehold Soccer League’s public Facebook page talking about the “difficult and upsetting situation in which we find ourselves.”“On behalf of the FSL board, I would like to express our deep regret over this serious matter,” Patmore wrote. “We take our responsibility of managing this great club extremely seriously. Our job is to ensure the members of this organization Honor the Children, Honor the Game, Honor the Town and finally Honor the League.”Patmore also said the Freehold Soccer League would create an advisory board of current and former league members to oversee the league’s financial system. A third-party audit company and a certified public accountant would also be retained to review the books every year, he said.“We are soliciting the members of our community to help in any way they can,” Patmore wrote. “Volunteer an hour, volunteer a day, let’s pull together to make this club the best in the state of New Jersey.”This article was first published in the Nov. 16-23, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Nelson outlasts Castlegar 7-6 in Bantam Rep Tournament thriller Sunday in Sunflower City

first_imgSawyer Hunt’s third period goal proved to be the winner as Nelson edged Castlegar 7-6 in the final of the Sunflower City Minor Hockey Bantam Rep Tournament Sunday at the Community Complex Arena.Hunt, giving Nelson a 7-4 advantage, took a pass from Nolan Percival and Jacob Shukin before burying the puck into the Castlegar goal.“Our boys worked very hard in the final game,” Hunt said following the game. “We played with a lot of determination.  Our first year players battled hard.”“Castlegar surprised us in the third period with a comeback and we fought right to the last minute of the game,” Hunt added.Despite trailing by a three-goal margin late in the game, the host squad made it close on goals by Alex Molnar and team captain Eddie Lindsay 24 seconds apart.The goal by Lindsay was the captain’s third of the game.Castlegar finished the first period leading 2-1 before Nelson took the lead for good with three second-period markers by defenceman Micah May, Justin Podgorenko and Hunt.In the third Shukin, Percival and Hunt scored for Nelson. Nolan Renwick opened the scoring for Nelson in the first.Nelson had an easy time advancing to the playoff round with lopsided wins over Cranbook, 7-1, Elk Valley, 7-4 and Invermere, 7-1.The overall winners then blasted South Okanagan 6-0 in the semi final to qualify for the championship game.Amit Bhabra, Matthew Brind’Amour, Keaton Roch, Jayden Maida and Percival with a pair scored for Nelson.Greg Markholm was in goal to earn the shutout.“I think the team played really great and I had a lot of fun,” said Nelson netminder Jesse Beauvais, picking up the final victory.The tournament victory is the second of the season for the Nelson Bantam Reps. The squad claimed victory in the South Okanagan tourney earlier this season.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Valley West Hawks sweep Ice as Major Midget opens season

first_imgTy Westgard added five assists for the Hawks.Coy Prevost of Kimberley scored the lone goal for Kootenay.Saturday, Kootenay held period leads of 2-1 and 4-3 before Valley West scored four times in the third period to complete the comeback.Seven different players scored for the Hawks.Prevost, Aigne McGready-Bruce of Nelson, Trevor Van Steinburg of Cranbrook and Spencer McLean of Montrose scored for the Ice.Kootenay travels to Richmond Saturday to face the Vancouver Northeast Giants in a two-game weekend series.The weekend series was the first taste of Major Midget hockey for new Kootenay coach Rob Wright.Wright replaced Mario DiBella last week after the former skipper resigned due to work commitments. Valley West Hawks scored early and often en route to a 9-1 shellacking of the Kootenay Ice in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The win came on the heels of a come-from-behind 7-4 victory by Valley West Hawks Saturday afternoon over the Ice in Nelson.The games marked the opening of the BCMMHL season.Jordan Funk, with his first of two on the night, scored in the first minute to begin the rout, poking a rebound past Ice netminder Jason Mailhiot of Trail.Luke Gingras scored twice with singles going to Paul Smith, Davis Koch, Mitch Newsome and captain Paul Savage.last_img read more

Ronaldo the future but Juve need more to conquer Europe

first_imgA come-from-behind 2-1 win over Fiorentina was enough to give Juventus a 20-point lead on nearest rivals Napoli with five games to play.“The exit from the Champions League hurts, but this title says it all about what we managed to do — eighth in a row with five games to spare,” said Allegri.“Now let’s enjoy the party, then I’ll meet club management and we’ll talk and analyse what didn’t work this season.”The Italian club have overtaken French club Lyon for the record of consecutive victories in the top five European leagues.But again they have been unable to turn their domestic domination to Europe, winning their last Champions League title in 1996 and losing five finals since.The club spent 100 million euros ($117 million) on five-time Champions League winner Ronaldo last summer, hailing the 34-year-old record goal scorer as the missing piece in their jigsaw.But this season they won less than the previous campaign, lifting Serie A and the Italian SuperCup but ending their four-year Coppa Italia reign.Juventus have lost only two matches, against Genoa on March 17 and SPAL last weekend, when they could have won the title with a record six games to spare.The Juventus coach estimated that the title had been in the bag since February 2 when Paulo Dybala scored the only goal in a win over Bologna.“That success was crucial because it came at a delicate moment, caught between the challenge with Atletico Madrid and the direct clash of Naples,” said Allegri.The 51-year-old blamed “too many injuries and unforeseen events” and the players being unable to react to setbacks.In recent weeks the club has been hit by injuries to Dybala, defender Giorgio Chiellini, Sami Khedira, Mario Mandzukic, and Douglas Costa.– Evolution not revolution –The challenge next season for Allegri will be to find the right cast for Ronaldo.He scored six goals in the Champions League to bring his record tally to 126, including an incredible hat-trick against Atletico Madrid that lifted them into the quarter-finals, and is their leading scorer in Serie A with 19.Dybala, their top Serie A scorer last season with 22 goals, was overshadowed by Ronaldo scoring just five this campaign, with teenager Moise Kean bursting through during the Portuguese star’s injury absence.But while the forward line looks healthy the problems lie elsewhere.Can, Blaise Matuidi and Miralem Pjanic came up short often midfield, with the defence was at times leaky with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny saving them from a heavier defeat against Ajax.Defender Chiellini, 34, is at the end of his playing career with Andrea Barzagli, 37, retiring at the end of the season.Allegri, who took over in the 2014-2015 season, and has won 11 trophies, insists there won’t be a revolution.Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C), his hair covered in foam, celebrates with (From L) Juan Cuadrado, Blaise Matuidi and Emre Can. © AFP / Marco Bertorello“There’s no point enacting a revolution,” said the Tuscan.“We have to improve the quality of our football and learn how to deal with unexpected events better, because those moments can change a tournament.“I might try a few players in different roles.“Paulo Dybala had a good season, especially up until January, because it was not easy to play along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic. Clearly, with Ronaldo by your side, you will play differently.”Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey will arrive next summer while the club have also been targeting Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt.Juventus’s final five matches will give Allegri plenty of room to experiment against Inter Milan, Torino, Roma, Atalanta and Sampdoria.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to win the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. © AFP / Marco BertorelloMILAN, Italy, Apr 21 – Massimiliano Allegri insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo was the future of Juventus and the Portuguese superstar said he was “1,000 percent committed to staying” but despite sealing an eighth consecutive Serie A title the Turin giants need to find more if they want to conquer Europe next season.Allegri’s side claimed an eighth consecutive Scudetto — the 35th in their history — on Saturday to help ease some of the pain of their shock Champions League quarter-final exit at the Juventus Stadium to Ajax on Tuesday.last_img read more