Samoa PM says athletes safety from Ebola a priority

first_imgThe Commonwealth Games Federation rejected a proposal by Ghana to issue sanctions against Samoa, for denying Sierra Leone entry, at this weeks General Assembly in Auckland.Tuila’epa says it’s the responsibility of his government to put safety first for the up to 2,000 athletes participating in the fifth Commonwealth Youth games.He says he supports the decision because his country was the worst affected by the Spanish flu, which had killed 25 percent of Samoa’s population back in 1918.Tuilaepa says he’s also mindful of the trust the competing athletes has put in his country for their safety and protection.The Federation’s Chief Executive, David Grevemberg, told Matt Chatterton Samoa’s Government has the right to make it’s own decisions.last_img

Read More

Six clubs on board for NSL

first_imgThey’re FC Port Moresby, last season’s minor premier Hekari United FC, champion Lae City Dwellers FC and newcomers Huawei PS FC, Gigira Laitepo FC and Rapatona.Gigira Laitepo is making a comeback after missing out last season.The due date for expressions of Interest has been extended by one week.Last season teams Admiralty FC, Madang Fox FC, Oro FC and PNG Football Association development team Besta United FC are yet to indicate interest.NSL urges clubs to submit their EOI with a fee of K5000 before October 6. This is limited to only five for the Southern Region and five for Northern Region with preference to those that address all affiliation criteria.Criteria include franchise clubs must be incorporated as a company and be registered with IPA and there is to be no conflict of ownership.Clubs must either have their home ground or demonstrate their ability to have their own ground within 3 years.They must also be able to adequately demonstrate their ability to meet all financial commitments during the season.last_img read more

Read More

Zidane summons James and Mariano again

first_imgGoalkeepers: Courtois, Areola and Altube.Defenses: Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola and Mendy.Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, James and Isco.Strikers: Lucas Vázquez, Jović, Brahim, Mariano, Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo. Before travelling, the team worked out in Valdebebas to prepare the next game. The session was light with a precision work circuit, a ball control exercise and a pressure exercise. After that, the squad played a match in a small field and shot at goal. Hazard and Marco Asensio continued with their recovery processes and they were not with their classmates.This is the full list of summoned:realmadrid.com ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The Real Madrid expedition, before traveling to Arabia.realmadrid.com Real Madrid has announced the list of summoned for the Spanish Super Cup, which will be held in Saudi Arabia from next Wednesday, January 8 to Sunday 12. As usual, Zinedine Zidane, with a degree at stake, has opted to bring all his available staff to the appointment, even to the players who are on the starting ramp like Brahim Y Mariano. James also travels, who despite being training with the group since December 19 had not yet been summoned, and Lucas and Marcelo, fully recovered from their physical problems. Do not travel injured like Eden Hazard, which does not arrive on time, o Marco Asensio, who still has several months left to get dressed again. Neither Benzema and Bale, last minute touches.However, the fact that the entire workforce travels to Saudi Arabia is symbolic, since the French coach will bet on the most common to try to defeat the Valencia (Wednesday, at 20:00 in Movistar Champions League) and, if successful, at Barcelona or at Atlético de Madrid in the end. Another conclusion that can be intuited from the collective call of Zidane is that none of the players called to leave the team in the winter transfer market is close to joining another club.last_img read more

Read More

Koke calls the union in the face of the crisis: “Let’s all be one”

first_imgI’m from @Atleti since I was a child. What I feel for this shield I discovered on the day I met its values, which after more than a century of history are our hallmark. pic.twitter.com/3Y4XXMmqmU – Koke Resurrection (@ Koke6) January 25, 2020“I am from Atlético de Madrid since I was a child. What I feel for this shield I discovered on the day I met its values, which after more than a century of history are our hallmark. Today I have the obligation to appeal to them, work more than ever to represent them and transmit them to those who do not know them. Let’s be all one, “he published in his official Instagram account. Koke Resurrección, captain of Atlético de Madrid, appealed to the union for this Sunday’s game against Leganés at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, with a message on social networks after the elimination on Thursday of the Copa del Rey against Cultural Leonesa, of Second Division B, in which she asked: “Let’s all be one.”last_img read more

Read More

Japanese table to know the sex of your baby according to your birthday and that of your partner

first_imgThis Japanese table can predict the sex of your babyThat said, although its effectiveness is not confirmed by science, there is no doubt that it is a method that can be used to check whether it is a myth or something that works. Through a simple table we can know the sex of the new family member and, for this, we only need two data: the mother’s birthday month and the father’s birthday month.Its use is very simple: in the vertical columns we find the month of the mother and in the horizontal rows the month of the father. All you have to do is place yourself in the box where they intersect and keep the remaining number. Image: ViralPlusBelow we find a table with twelve numbers and another column with the months of the year. All you have to do is join the number you obtained in the previous table and then move to the row of the month in which the little one was conceived (or vice versa) to predict their sex. Of course, in addition to being a method that can be used by all those couples who want to know the sex of their baby before having access to that information, you can also check if this way of predicting it works by joining the birthdays of your parents. Both medicine and science have evolved fast enough to be able to discover the gender of babies at three or four months of pregnancy. But despite the fact that for now we cannot program and choose the sex of our next child, there is a Japanese table with hundreds of years that allows us, at least, to plan or intuit what their gender will be.Although this Japanese table is surprisingly accurate, it is not 100% reliable. In case you are interested in accurately finding your baby’s sex, it is worth saying that the best thing you can do is consult your gynecologist: there are several tests that experts in this area can perform to determine their gender. Although surprisingly accurate, it is not 100% reliableWe can know the gender of the baby by joining parents’ birthdayscenter_img Image: iStocklast_img read more

Read More

Puyol: “To support a style you depend on the result”

first_imgPuyol, one of the members of the Laureus Academy of Legends, declared himself “optimistic” about this season. “I trust the team, there are few with its staff and if there are no more injured I think it will be a good season,” said. Also, now that Barcelona noticed Xavi as a solution for the bench immediately or in the future, that he does not see himself in the band: “What I would like is to play again, but that is impossible. Now I am in another vital moment. In the future, we’ll see. I do not see myself as a coach and yes more in a sports direction. “” I am always open to Barcelona, ​​which for me is more important than the presidents and the players, is above all, “he said.He also wanted to scare the pessimism that circulates among some culés sectors and about the possibility that Leo Messi would end up getting fed up and leaving the club: “Messi is 32 years old and taking care of himself as he does, he can endure until he is 38. Why are we going to talk about Barça without him, let’s make him win as much as possible with him.”On a runrun that pointed to what could accompany Casillas in a hypothetical candidacy for the presidency of the Spanish Federation, He denied it. “I haven’t talked to him about that. Iker is a friend and I would always listen to him, another thing is to get in, as happened to me in Barcelona. They are put to be convinced. It depends on the vital moment of each one, “he warned. Carles Puyol, eternal captain of Barcelona, ​​arrived in Berlin to talk about the Laureus Awards that are delivered this Sunday (19:00, TDP) and without wanting to step on any soccer puddle. With the slogan prior to the press that he would not talk about the situation of the team of his heart. But The present day dragged him into reflection when he mentioned that the tiki-taka that led the Catalans and the National Team to the highest levels is being diluted.“Each team has its own style and defends its way of playing. I have lived with the philosophy of Barcelona, ​​of having the ball. But not to have it for having it, but to move it to create spaces and find up players who hurt. There are those who play differently and everything is valid. You depend a lot on the results for people to support one style or another. I identify with that of Barcelona, ​​which has given us many successes “, The former soccer player said, away from the foreground since he left the sports management area in 2015. He did not quote Quique Setién, and the most ‘Cruyffista’ boss he wants to get against Ernesto Valverde’s most direct football. But his reflection can be found immediately protagonists. last_img read more

Read More

Tebas, the CSD with a lawyer after Casillas’ visit to Lozano

first_imgThe visit of Thebes and his lawyer to the CSD It occurred only 24 hours after Iker Casillas complained personally to Irene Lozano about the electoral advance. His decision provoked a harsh reaction from Thebes, who in his social networks attacked the president of the CSD: Goals not only get into a soccer field, they also get into the resolution of the RFEF electoral advance. @lozanoirene It is not true that there is no date for one of the primaries in UEFA, least of all in Eeero 2022. Where does this new information come from? ”writes Tebas on Twitter.LThe Federation will approve this Wednesday the electoral calendar. Your Delegate Committee, which chairs Luis Rubiales, will propose to open the electoral period on March 25 and hold the elections on June 8, although it is highly foreseeable that appeals and complaints will delay the elections, which would be held in full Eurocup, if UEFA keeps the tournament dates despite the coronavirus and does not postpone it until the summer of 2021. The president of LaLiga, Javier Thebes, has appeared on the morning of this Tuesday at the headquarters of the Higher Sports Council and has requested access to various documents that he has been reviewing in the company of the lawyer who has accompanied him. Thebes has criticized the decision of the Secretary of State for Sport to advance the elections in the Federation (RFEF) and Prepares a complaint for prevarication against Irene Lozano.last_img read more

Read More

The president of Murciana: “Casillas is not ready”

first_imgThe president of the Football Federation of the Region of Murcia (FFRM), José Miguel Monje Carrillo, has clearly opted for Luis Rubiales to continue leading the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to the detriment of the candidate Iker Casillas, of whom he has said that “he is not at all prepared to preside over Spanish football.”Monje Carrillo, president of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (CSR) at the RFEF, has commanded the FFRM since 2014 and He will also choose to extend his term for four more years in the elections called for next April.. “Luis Rubiales is doing a magnificent job and has made a 180 degree turn to the federation to professionalize it a thousand per thousand, “he told the Efe Agency.“Although the presidents of regional federations must be neutral in RFEF electoral processes, I highly value the task that Rubiales is developing,” he commented.Meanwhile, Iker Casillas, captain of the Spanish national and European champion, He pointed out that “he is not at all prepared to preside over Spanish football and proof of this is that he has not made the slightest statement“In addition, Monje Carrillo has stated that he does not understand “why no media outlet has called Casillas to explain his project.”last_img read more

Read More

Facts and curiosities of a League stopped by the coronavirus

first_imgOnly two other footballers also managed to reach 35 km / h. The Uruguayan Fede Valverde (35.06), demonstrating his great physical power that has earned him a transcendental role in Real Madrid, and the swift Portuguese winger from Levante Hernani (35).Of the data provided by LaLiga, there are also three footballers who, a priori, were not listed as the fastest: Leganés midfielder Oscar Rodríguez (34.95 km / h); Villarreal defender Pau Torres (34.93) and Atlético midfielder Marcos Llorente (34.9).Aerial duels wonAnother statistic, that of the company Opta, in which there is a clear dominator, is that of the player who has won the most aerial duels. Spanish striker Joselu Mato is living a great moment at Alavés, being key in the direct game that Asier Garitano proposes, and he has won 217 disputes. With 126 stops, the Levante goalkeeper is living a dream season and comfortably leads this statistic of which he has been the owner since the beginning of the campaign. Manolo Reina (Mallorca), on his return to the First Division at 34 years old, occupies the second position with 90 interventions.The fastestAdrià Pedrosa has speed in his last name, shared, although without family kinship, with the motorcycle pilot Dani, two-time world champion of 250 cubic centimeters -2004 and 2005- and 125 cc -2003-. The versatile left wing player, who can play as a winger, winger or winger, He is the footballer who achieved the highest top speed in the 27 days played with 35.11 kilometers per hour. The second in this classification is a regular like Raúl García, always a fighter in aerial balls and divided, with 151, very far from the player of the Babazorro team. The 27 Conferences that could be played in LaLiga Santander before the suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic left us with curious statistics, beyond the goals and assists, led yet another year by the Argentine Leo Messi, as Adrià Pedrosa (Espanyol) being the fastest player in the competition and striker Jaime Mata (Getafe) as the player with the most fouls.The data provided by LaLiga on its website also highlights the Spanish goalkeeper Aitor Fernández (Levante), who numerically justifies the voices that asked for his debut in a call from Spain as he is the goalkeeper who has made the most stops (126) so far in the course.ScorersDespite missing five of the 27 games played, Messi leads, with 19, the classification of top scorers with a wide difference of five goals over the French Karim Benzema, its only competitor in this facet. To lead this statistic, he would surpass Zarra, a legend of Athletic Bilbao and the League, as the footballer with the most ‘Pichichi’ Trophies; both with six so far. Dani Parejo (1617), Toni Kroos (1608) and Ever Banega (1576) complete the ‘top 5’. Three names that are not surprising since they are the main managers of generating the offensive game in their respective teams.Fouls committedIn this statistical section, it would be normal to be in first position with a defender or a defensive midfielder, but It is striker Jaime Mata who leads it. The Getafe footballer has committed 67 offenses in LaLiga Santander, a fact that reflects the aggressive play style of coach José Bordalás. The attackers are the first to put pressure on the opponent and this, together with the large number of disputes in the air game in each game in which he has to fight, make Mata the most fouled player. In second position is, with eight, a Portuguese Cristian ‘Portu’ who has found in Real Sociedad an environment to continue growing after good seasons at Girona. Luis Suárez (Barcelona), Rodrigo (Valencia) and Roberto Torres (Osasuna) complete the ‘top 5′ with seven goal passes.RecoveriesThe Brazilian Carlos Henrique Casemiro has become a life insurance and fixed in the center of the field of Real Madrid for years. He is the one who destroys so that others can invent, and he does that work perfectly. So much so that the ’14’ of the white team leads the statistics of the most ball recoveries, with 53.center_img A Zarra whose name gives the award to the top national scorer. An award that has three equal Spanish as both Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Lucas Pérez (Alavés) and Roger Martí (Levante) have managed to see the door eleven times.AssistsThe other great statistics of football is also led by Messi. The Barcelona footballer has distributed 12 assists so far this year, which makes him have participated directly in 31 goals in the 22 games he has played. A figure that once again reflects his level and the importance in the game of his own. A very tight classification in which closely follow the Spaniards Unai Bustinza (Leganés) and Kiko Olivas (Valladolid) and his compatriot Fernando (Seville), with 48 steals.PassesA statistic that perfectly reflects the style of play and who has the handle of each team. Two Barcelona footballers lead this section. Sergio Busquets has completed 1871 passes, while teammate Gerard Piqué is second with 1857. The Cameroonian Zambo Anguissa stands out among the first five. The midfielder arrived in summer at Villarreal on loan from Fulham, recently relegated to the English second division, as a defensive player, so fans of the classic club of the islands must be incredulous before the 60 dribbles he has done; ahead of players like Mikel Oyarzabal, Martin Odegaard or Lucas Ocampos.StopsWith the owner of the goal of the Spanish National Team in question, Aitor Fernández was running as one of the great candidates to be in Luis Enrique’s first call, after his convulsive return to the national bench, which should have occurred last Friday, but the coronavirus prevented it. DribblesAnother offensive statistic that Messi leads. And with a wide difference. The Argentinean has made 118 dribbles, well ahead of the second who is the Frenchman Nabil Fekir (Betis), which is demonstrating the great quality that was already evident in the French League.last_img read more

Read More

Carlos, the Elm that follows in Zagreb

first_img“I woke up and it was all shaking. At first I lay in bed thinking, ‘What is this?’” Dani Olmo’s departure to Leipzig did not prevent his surname from continuing to be linked to Dinamo Zagreb. Carlos (Terrassa, 1996), his older brother, is still linked to the largest club in Croatia, in whose affiliate he has played since last summer. The Egarense midfielder has attended AS since his confinement in Zagreb, where just a few days ago he suffered an earthquake. “I live up to my last name,” he says.How did your arrival at Dinamo Zagreb take place? Was it because his brother was playing there?Not really. I had already played in Craocia – for Dragovoljac in the 2015/16 season – and they had seen me. He had even trained with Dinamo during the injury recovery phase. They knew me and contacted me to propose to play with the subsidiary. As my brother played in the first team we agreed very quickly.Both you and Dani must have been proud to meet in Zagreb.Totally. It was an honor for me to belong to the same club as my brother Dani. It was a pity that we could not coincide in any training because I got to go to the first team, but it was during some break of selections. I also went to Bosnia to play a couple of friendlies. I was left with a bitter taste for not being able to train with Dani, it would have been very great.They would get fed up of playing together when they were little. It would even teach him how to get his first touches on the ball.Of course, when Dani still couldn’t stand up, we were already playing soccer together. I put it on the floor and we passed the ball. I always wanted to play with him and he with me. And with my father, of course.Did your father teach you and you were the one who taught Dani?That’s how it went. My father started playing with me and when Dani was able he joined us. At first we taught him and now he is the one who teaches us.How important has your father been in your life and football career?My father has always been the greatest influence I have had in making decisions, both in football and in life. It’s always been the last one I’ve listened to. He has never made any decisions for me, but he has advised me to the end and helped me improve as a footballer. Both Dani and I say: ‘Whatever you choose, I will be with you and I will help you in any way I can.’ It has always been a very important support. Now, with my brother’s departure for Germany, too. He was pending if he wanted to go to Leipzig or preferred to study another possibility. He has always advised her, but the one who decided was Dani.Is it pressure that your last name is Olmo?Being the brother of Dani Olmo has neither benefited nor harmed me, I have always been one more. Although I know the phrase ‘look, Dani Olmo’s brother’ in Croatian. But it is normal, I am proud that they recognize for being their brother and I think that, up to now, I am living up to my last name. People hearing that he was coming to Dinamo Zagreb were waiting to see what kind of footballer he was. They were waiting to see if it was up to scratch and the criticism I have received so far has been quite positive. When I have played I have been told that I have done quite well, although I have done little because I partially torn two ligaments of the ankle …How do you feel when you see Dani play with Spain or compete in the Champions League? Did you expect it to reach that level?It is a pride to see my brother play with the Spanish team. Seeing him enjoy in the Bundesliga or playing Champions League is a pride, it fills me with happiness. But it is something that has been worked since childhood. He has always been very clear that he wanted to be a footballer and he has succeeded. I am sure that at a soccer level he will do something very great. He is working for that and I am sure he will get it.They are different profiles and could complement each other in the field.Yes, Dani started playing forward or winger. He can still play in those demarcations, but his most common position is inside, at ’10’. In the end we both ended up playing in the midfield, although my profile is more defensive and game-making. I would love to be able to play with him because we would understand each other quite well. Dani loves to play between the lines and I really like looking for that pass. By how he moves and being brothers we would have a great time. It would be a dream come true.They have not faced each other, what would it be like to play against him?I have always had the bug of what it would be like to play against Dani because I would have to defend him and it would not be easy for him. The reality is, right now, he’s on another level. He is in Leipzig, which plays in the Bundesliga and is classified for the quarterfinals of the Champions League. They are older words but of course, he is my brother and I know him very well. I know that if I played against him it would be difficult for him to beat me.Where they are measured is at the Play Station. How does it take to be away from your brother?All right. I am happy because Dani has taken a very important step. He needed to make the move to one of the great European leagues. I am very excited about the project that they have offered him in Leipzig and I hope that he will soon begin to have the minutes that he lacked at the beginning of the second part of the season. I think he deserves it. I will continue to work hard in Zagreb. I just recovered from an ankle injury and I also couldn’t play as much as I would have liked this course. I hope the quarantine ends soon because I have a crazy desire to touch a ball.Her family has had to experience the health crisis separately. Your father and brother in Germany, your father in Spain and you in Croatia. How do they carry it?The situation we have had to live in is not pleasant. My mother is in Barcelona and she is not having a good time, and my brother and father are in Germany. I am alone in Zagreb. And last but not least, we have just suffered an earthquake. But we carry it as best we can. It’s time to wait and stay home, which is very important. We always call each other, I talk to my brother every day to see what he does. I am locked up all day and if I don’t do those things I will end up going crazy.How did the earthquake live?There were several. The first was at six in the morning. I was sleeping and I didn’t notice it. The second was at quarter past seven. That’s when I realized it. I woke up and everything was shaking. At first I stayed in bed thinking, ‘What is this?’ My reaction was not to think that I was having an earthquake, but when it happened I picked up my cell phone and saw missed calls from my friends in Zagreb telling me to leave home from six. They asked me what I was doing, how I could continue sleeping after an earthquake. Seeing all those messages I put on the first thing I caught and went to a safe area. It was incredible. Luckily the building I live in is new and undamaged, but other old blocks in Zagreb have not been as lucky. There were landslides, roofs fell, stones in the cars … It was not pleasant. And less in the midst of a health crisis.Has anyone you know been harmed?I have a friend who has been affected quite a bit. To the point of not being able to be home because they are there, they may have to throw it away. It has suffered significant damage to the structure and it is not safe to be there. I hope the situation improves and everything goes super well. I am in contact with him, he tells me that within the bad he is fine, but the structure is seriously damaged and we are waiting for news.What is your life like in Zagreb?When there is no need to be at home I can lead a normal life in the morning, I train and I am on the club premises. Then as with a friend of the team and in the afternoon little. I study Croatian, I go to the gym and the little time I have free I come home. Here I watch TV, I talk to my parents, my brother or friends, I play Play or I go out for coffee. We also go to the center, that Zagreb is very beautiful.He will be studying Croatian.Yes, because I can speak to my teammates in English, but I think it is important that if I am playing in Croatia I know Croatian. When the coach is speaking to all the teammates in the locker room, I don’t understand it because the language has nothing to do with ours. Then they translate it for me, but it’s not the same. So I think it is important to know the language. Croatian is very complicated, it must be one of the most difficult languages ​​in the world because there are many words that mean the same thing but each one is used in a context. It is a highly educated language, with a lot of vocabulary and grammatical forms.What do you miss most about life without confinement?What I miss the most is getting up in the morning, getting dressed, taking things and going to train. The routine of going to train, eat, rest a little and go to the gym … The routine is what I miss the most. Now I get up, I have breakfast and I stay at home. I eat and stay home. I have dinner and go to sleep. It’s fucked up. What I miss the most is training, talking and seeing the people of Zagreb, going for a coffee … We have reached a point where I miss going to the gym. Carlos Olmo Forever. We play FIFA and Fornite. He is better at FIFA, but he has nothing to do in Fornite. It saves you that we always play as a couple and take the opportunity to talk. Normal between siblings who live apart. He just spoke to me to play some games at the Fornite. He wants to eat me up, but he has it complicated. When we play together we make a good team. We understand each other well even on the Play.last_img read more

Read More