Martí organizes group sessions to “not lose joy”

first_imgMaintain the illusion, union, motivation and hope is one of the big goals that has been marked Pep Lluís Martí during these days of confinement. He Girona coach is aware that it is vital not to get depressed and that is why over the last few weeks he has organized a series of group training sessions. All players and coaching staff connect by video call and they do the exercises that are marking the physical trainer rojiblanco, Nestor Salmerón. The objective, to have a good time without neglecting the physical form.Under the proclamation “from home, but With all energy. There is no time for rest. We keep going “, Girona has sleepless part of a group work session of which the Girona team has been performing in recent days and at the beginning Pep Lluís is heard Martí saying “we have to go getting ready and generate this type of training to make it as dynamic as possible. You can do all the jokes you wantThat’s what it’s about, not losing joy. “And that’s the key to everything, don’t lose the smile and try, despite the confinement, to unite the entire group so that when it returns to normal it is done with the greatest possible positive energy. The objective that Girona aims to achieve this course, which is none other than promotion is important and hence there is no time to lose. Despite the distance, Players continue to maintain a daily contact between them through video calls and the atmosphere that is lived during the sessions is very good. Salmerón is the one that marks the exercises to perform and even the other members of the coaching staff try to join. A job of cardio with mobility, strength, push-ups Y ABS. All to maintain fitness and players to spend time together and distracted. Varying the routine, in addition, is crucial during confinement to find new incentives.last_img read more

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Farmer arraigned for murder of boat Captain

first_imgA farmer who allegedly beat a 47-year-old boat Captain to death at Kumuka wharf, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini) was on Thursday arraigned for the capital offence of murder when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Twenty-six-year-old Marcus Joaquin, a farmer of Mabaruma, NWD, appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty and was not required to plead to the charge which stated that on November 30, 2019, at Kumuka Waterfront, NWD, he murdered, Cleveland James.According to the Prosecutor, both men were known to each other and it is alleged that on the day in question, James was sitting at a boat landing in the company of his wife and three-year-old son.However, shortly after, the accused exited his yard using a series of expletives.The man then threw a beer bottle at the couple and an argument ensued. As a result, James and his wife walked away and the defendant pushed James twice.The court heard that the accused then picked up a plank of wood and dealt James one blow to his neck after which he fled the scene.The injured man was picked up and rushed to the Mabaruma hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Hence, the matter was then reported and Joaquin was arrested and charged for the offence.He will make his next court appearance on February 18, 2020.last_img read more

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Haedo stages slim win

first_imgLuca Paolini of Italy, who rides for Liquigas, was second and Credit Agricole rider Thor Hushovd of Norway was third – both in the same time as the winner. The Discovery Channel’s Leipheimer took the race’s lead Sunday with his uphill prologue win in San Francisco, and holds a one-second margin over first-year pro Jason Donald of the Slipstream team. Leipheimer finished the stage in 77th position Tuesday, when 137 of the 141 finishers were credited with the same time. “I talked with my teammate Stuart (O’Grady) before the start,” said Haedo, who is in his first year with the Denmark- based CSC team. “He’s been in the Tour de France 10 times. He knows what to do. All I had to do was follow him.” Haedo became the first rider to win three stages of the race. A group of four riders built a lead of more than five minutes after 30 miles. Later, the lead group was reduced to three, and eventually the main pack caught up by the time the riders began the first of three, 2.9-mile circuits around the Capitol. “I think everyone was a little cautious because of the Trinity Grade (climb),” Leipheimer said of the race’s first ascent, 12miles into the stage. “It turned out to be quite a tough climb, actually, and I just tried to stay in the front.” SACRAMENTO – Juan Jose Haedo sprinted to victory by about two bike lengths Tuesday in the second stage of the Amgen Tour of California, and Levi Leipheimer retained a slim overall lead. Haedo completed the 115.8-mile run from Santa Rosa to Sacramento in 4 hours, 40minutes, 39 seconds. The Argentinian won two stages of the race in its inaugural edition last year. center_img The eight-day, 639.2-mile race continues today with the 94.6-mile stage from Stockton to San Jose. The leg includes the race’s most difficult climb: the Sierra Road ascent about 75miles into the stage. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Narbonne controls line, runs to victory

first_imgNarbonne struggled to move the ball early in the game, but the offense began to click near the end of the first quarter. Narbonne scored two quick touchdowns to grab a 14-0 lead, and never looked back, taking a 42-0 lead in the third quarter. Holding an overwhelming size advantage, Narbonne controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Featuring several different running backs, Narbonne rushed for 269 yards, with three running backs gaining at least 50 yards. Running back Thomas Gray led the way for Narbonne with 94 yards on six carries. Melvin Davis chipped in 80 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Narbonne coach Manuel Douglas was pleased with the effort of his team, despite the slow start. NONLEAGUE: Gray and Davis lead a potent ground game in rout. By Stephen McFadden CORRESPONDENT Narbonne overcame a sluggish start to rout Bishop Montgomery, 42-0, in the season opener for both teams at Daniels Field. “We came out a little tight,” he said. “Guys were pressing a little bit, but overall there are a lot of positives. We were able to overwhelm them in the first and third quarters.” Narbonne wide receiver/defensive back Byron Moore caught a 40-yard touchdown pass and also returned an interception 40 yards for a score.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Jonathan Walters signs new Stoke City contract

first_img Stoke forward Jonathan Walters Jonathan Walters has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with Stoke City, the Premier League club have announced.The Potters revealed on Saturday afternoon that Walters, whose previous deal was due to expire at the end of the season, had penned new terms to keep him at the  Britannia Stadium through to the summer of 2018.The 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international has made over 200 appearances in all competitions for Stoke since joining them in 2010, scoring 54 goals.The news appears a victory for Walters, who had been pushing in talks for a contract to 2018 when the club had only been offering him one to 2017.As recently as last week boss Mark Hughes admitted Stoke were in danger of losing the player but retained hope an agreement could be reached.It had also looked as if Walters might leave earlier this season as he handed in a transfer request amid bids from Norwich being rejected towards the end of the summer window.Despite the uncertainty over his future, he has been in fine form this term, with his spectacular strike in the recent Capital One Cup fourth-round clash with Chelsea his fourth club goal of the campaign to add to two netted on international duty. 1last_img read more

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HUGE AID CONSIGNMENT LEAVES DONEGAL FOR OVERSEAS ORPHANAGE

first_imgA Donegal woman has said a massive ‘thank you’ to locals after an appeal to help orhaned children.Alan & Myrtle Doherty just said they wanted to express their deep gratitude to everyone who donated to our annual Belarus appeal.Myrtle, from Ramelton, said “We collected 35,000 nappies, almost 1000 bags of clothes, shoes, bedlinen and towels, a very large amount of toys, a big consignment of toiletries, hundreds of packets of wipes, 6 huge boxes filled with tubs of nappy creams, 2 big boxes of vital medications and a large amount of prams and other nursery equipment.” The consignment of donated good left the couple’s house this morning on the first part of its journey.“People’s generosity never fails to overwhelm us every year.“You all helped to make a difference in these children’s lives,” she said.HUGE AID CONSIGNMENT LEAVES DONEGAL FOR OVERSEAS ORPHANAGE was last modified: February 7th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BealrusdonegalMyrtle Dohertylast_img read more

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Video: Lacazette only needed 15 minutes to score his first Arsenal goal

first_img1 Arsenal got their pre-season tour off to a winning start by beating Sydney FC 2-0 in Australia and Alexandre Lacazette scored his first goal for the club.The Gunners recently paid Lyon £52m for the striker, who started the friendly on the bench and was introduced when the club were 1-0 ahead thanks to an earlier Per Mertesacker goal.Fans will surely now wonder if Lacazette can do it on a humid evening in Shanghai because that’s where Arsenal will play next when they face Bayern Munich on 19 July before a match against Chelsea in Beijing on 22 July. Alexandre Lacazette celebrates his first goal for Arsenal center_img MORE:The brilliant players Lyon have sold in recent seasonslast_img

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Regulated horn trade ‘could save rhinos’

first_img4 July 2013 Establishing a well-regulated international trade in rhino horn could help to curb rhino poaching, if implemented along with other interventions, says South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. “We will have to work in partnership with stakeholders and experts to ensure a feasible model for trade is proposed at the next COP in South Africa, with due consideration of all the views expressed by interested and affected stakeholders in rhino conservation,” Molewa told a briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday. Cabinet has approved the development and submission of a proposal to the 17th Conference of Parties of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), scheduled to take place in 2016 in South Africa, to introduce regulated international trade in rhino horn.Long-term conservation strategy Molewa said discussions on a possible legal trade, as part of South Africa’s long-term conservation strategy for rhinos, were initiated at the 16th COP to CITES. She also said South Africa had the means to make rhino horn available without impacting on the species, and the implementation of a regulated trade system would help to achieve that. Deputy director-general of biodiversity and conservation at the Environmental Affairs Department, Fundisile Mketeni, said government rhino horn stockpiles stood at 16 437 kilograms, while private sector stockpiles were 2 091kgs. While the proposal for the sale of rhino horn is yet to be finalised, Mketeni said the money made from rhino horn would be used for conservation, research and community participation. “We need to go and clear the stock we have. We would like to sell the horns as a whole. It will depend on the trading partner because they know better [where] there is demand. What we seek to address now is the black market, which [has] demand because there is usage out there,” Mketeni said.‘Working closely with neighbours’ Meanwhile, Molewa said South Africa was still working closely with neighbouring Mozambique on the issue of re-erecting the park fence in a bid to stop poachers from entering the country. When the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park was officially declared in 2002, 20 metres of the fence separating the Kruger National Park (KNP) from the Limpopo National Park (LNP) in Mozambique was cut down. Many rhino poachers are believed to enter South Africa from Mozambique in the area where the border fence between KNP and LNP was removed to allow the development of the multi-national park. KNP has borne the brunt of rhino poaching, and Mozambique is also experiencing a problem with elephant poaching. Molewa said Mozambique has reported that they have funding available to begin moving communities who are still residing in the park. “Our plan was to re-erect the fence when there [was no one living there]. The agreement was that those communities must be removed and Mozambique now has funding by international donors to remove these communities,” said Molewa. She said there was commitment from both parties to re-erect the fence. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Multimillion-rand renewal on the go in Khayelitsha

first_img20 February 2015Cape Town is focusing on previously under-invested centres as part of its Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (MURP), to improve the lives of its more vulnerable residents. Khayelitsha is one of several geographic focus areas that the City has prioritised as strategic investment zones for development.In the Harare area of Khayelitsha, 17 capital projects have been implemented to date to the value of about R100-million. The infrastructure and facility investment, driven by the Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrade programme and the city’s partners, which form part of the MURP, is based on community engagement and involvement.Investments have been focused around the main pedestrian routes between Khayelitsha Station and Monwabisi Park informal settlement. Private sector partnerships, such as Grassroots Soccer, loveLife and Mosaic, have also been unlocked. These partners are helping the city to extend its services to this community.In addition, investment in community facilities and public infrastructure of more than R80-million has already been made in the Kuyasa Precinct. Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille implemented the MURP in 2012.“With the highest urbanisation rate in the country, the city requires a holistic and sustainable approach and well-planned solutions to the pressures brought on by urbanisation,” says the city’s mayoral committee member for energy, environmental and spatial planning, Johan van der Merwe.Apartheid spatial planning“These challenges are, however, compounded by the apartheid spatial planning that we see across South Africa which has resulted in a socially and economically divided urban space.“The objective of the MURP is therefore to uplift formerly neglected, under-invested areas which are regressing rapidly, and to improve safety, quality of life and the socioeconomic situation, through social partnerships – with a particular focus on the shared or public environment.“Decay does not only refer to the general grime and deterioration that comes with time, but to the erosion of the economic vitality of our economic centres across the country. That is why it is important for us to create an enabling environment which will also breed further private sector investment,” he adds.“These interventions are negotiated with communities and incorporated into community action plans or area strategies.”The city’s priority areas for urban regeneration include the Khayelitsha, Hanover Park, Gatesville, Manenberg and Athlone CBDs. The project also focuses on the CBDs of Bishop Lavis, Valhalla Park and Bonteheuwel. Furthermore, great attention is being given to the Bellville, Parow and Goodwood centres within the Voortrekker Road Corridor as well as the public transport interchanges in Harare and Kuyasa in Khayelitsha. Emphasis is also placed on the Mitchells Plain town centre, the town centres of Nyanga and Gugulethu, and those of Wesfleur (Atlantis), Ocean View and Macassar.Building a townInvestments in Harare to date include the establishment of city environmental health offices, the installation of street lighting along walkways, the development of the community library, community hall and youth centre, the construction of residential and business units, the development of a business hub with line-shops, the development of facilities at Luleka School near Mew Way, and the development of a recreational park with Fifa’s Football for Hope Centre.Investment in the Kuyasa Precinct, which is situated around the new Kuyasa railway station and serves a large section of Khayelitsha, including Enkanini, includes the construction of a regional library, subcouncil offices and the revamp of Solomon Mahlangu Hall to the value of nearly R75-million. The realignment of Walter Sisulu Drive is also under way.“There is still much work to be done in Khayelitsha and in the other priority areas across the city. While I am proud of the successes achieved, our intervention efforts are being stepped up. City departments, the Western Cape government, the private sector and the various communities have embraced this programme. Partnerships such as these are vital. The transformation of our city and the empowerment of our residents cannot be achieved without partnerships,” says Van der Merwe.Source: City of Cape Townlast_img read more

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Gilas Pilipinas heads to final Fiba window on high note after routing Meralco

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Anthony Davis leaves with shoulder injury but Pelicans cool off Thunder Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “We played good defense today and we’re hoping we can still improve our defense and be able to translate or apply the things that we’ve practiced in the Fiba window.”Marcio Lassiter was mainly responsible in Gilas’ third quarter surge after he scored 10 of his total 14 points in the period.Roger Pogoy top billed Gilas with 21 points while June Mar Fajardo and Troy Rosario had 13 and 10 points, respectively.Reynel Hugnatan led the Bolts with 13 points while Baser Amer, who was once part of the Gials program, and Nico Salva had 12 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Gilas Pilipinas is leaving for Doha on Saturday for the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers. It will face Qatar at Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall on February 21 then Kazakhstan three days after at Saryarka Velodrome.The national team was already in control against the Bolts after the first half with a 55-45 lead but took it up a notch in the third after Gabe Norwood put Gilas up 74-50 with a breakaway jam to complete a 23-5 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesGilas also played without naturalized center Andray Blatche, who is still playing in the Chinese Basketball Association and will rejoin the team in Doha.“At least even without Andray, we’ve seen that the guys are blending well,” said Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine national basketball team made sure to wrap up its camp in the Philippines on a positive note, handing Meralco a 100-82 rout in its final tune-up game here Friday at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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