The umpteenth attack by Al Thani on the mayor of Malaga

first_imgWith Malaga on the margin of its radius of action since the court decreed the judicial administration of the club, the sheikh now dedicates his tweeting activity to other current affairs such as the coronavirus crisis. And under this matter He also criticized the European Union before attacking Francisco de la Torre, accusing it of corruption.. “All the masks have fallen. People who have laughed before on the basis of politics but do not understand politics. This is the greatest evidence of corruption in these systems. The people of the European Union must be held accountable to the European Union and to the governments that betrayed them, ”he wrote. Abdullah Al Thani has once again made public his differences with the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre. The sheik took advantage of a tweet from the first mayor of Malaga to launch a new attack through social networks. Although on this occasion the content of the message was political. De la Torre made a publication on Twitter related to the current crisis caused by the coronavirus and announced that if the Junta de Andalucía or the central government declare an official mourning for the victims, the Malaga City Council will put their flags at half-staff. And he added that in the Malaga cemetery “from today there will be a Malaga flag at half-staff as a sign of respect for those who die without all their family and friends being able to fire them.”Al Thani did not hesitate to attack the mayor through networks, his favorite communication channel: “Seriously or joking, Mr. De la Torre? Now I think everyone knows the truth. Isn’t it the politics that see the real? Be brave and tell the truth to people!“last_img read more

The star side of Damián Suárez

first_imgDamián Suárez, a Getafe classicThe fluctuation of Getafe’s categories in recent years has prevented any footballer with a long history at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. However, Bordalás’s modus operandi makes one believe that all players have a lifetime at his command. Of all of them, eThe oldest veteran with the blue shirt is Damián Suárez, arrived in 2015. He has played 175 games, with two goals and 20 assists. The right lane is all his and the years don’t seem to pass for him. Conversely, the lateral, at 31 years old, saw the possibility of being international for the first time in his career. He had already played in an U-17 World Cup or an U-20 World Cup, but they were specific episodes. The absolute knocked on her door for the first time. Now, after the crisis caused by the coronavirus, it continues adding days to an already considerably long trajectory and is at risk of not receiving the opportunity again. Of course, if Getafe continues at the same rate and the side continues at this level, the phone will ring again.Rivals of heightIf along these lines, you have not found that the data of Damián Suárez is worthy of praise, all you have to do is make a comparison with other footballers who, having world renown or an important role in the national scene and some with great Offensive vocation, they have not been able to generate as many occasions as the Getafe defender. Jordi Alba, Carvajal, Junior, Bernat, José Luis Gayá, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué, Yuri, Filipe Luis, Lodi, Juanfran, Odriozola, Jesús Navas, Nelson Semedo or Trippier are some examples.PEDRO ARMESTRE & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Damián and Marcelo bid for a ball in a match of the 2011-12 season.PEDRO ARMESTRE (AFP) According to data published by the Twitter account OptaJose, Damián Suárez causes on average 1.07 occasions per game. The striker, in fact, is in charge of bouncing the stopped ball in Bordalás’s schemes. Therefore, one of the executors of the coach’s strategy, key to Getafe’s successes. What’s more, until the break the club azulon was one of the Europeans who had pierced the rival goal the most times in a strategic move, only surpassed by Rome, Juventus, Lazio, Inter, Liverpool or Atalanta.Of course, he is still far from the offensive potential of his two Brazilian rivals in this classification. Opta states that Marcelo has generated on average 1.5 occasions in his career, for the 1.44 starring Dani Alves. Although they had world class teammates, they have always been characterized by being a rival field aircraft. Damián, on the contrary, is a footballer who shines on both sides of the field of play and, even, his resistance, momentum and generosity in the effort make him a defender of the highest level within the championship.A frustrated dreamBoth Damián and Mauro Arambarri had fulfilled a dream when summoned by Tabárez for the stoppage of national teams last March. The 24-year-old midfielder and in a clear ascending line, has a different perspective on the situation. The logical thing, if everything continues as planned, is that you become a regular of the lists. In addition, he already had the approval of having had a leading role in the lower categories. JOAQUIN CORCHERO ARCOS & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Damián Suárez and Arambarri, two fundamental soccer players for Bordalás.JOAQUIN CORCHERO ARCOS (DAILY AS) Damian Suarez it is yet another that points to a simple task: to demystify those voices that affirm that Getafe de Bordalás is an absolutely defensive team. What’s more, the Uruguayan side shares podium with two major names in Spanish football such as Dani Alves and Marcelo. And is that only they have been able to generate more scoring chances on average being defenses in the last decade. There is a lot of gunpowder in his boots.last_img read more

The Moroccan coach will see his salary reduced to 50%

first_imgBosnian Vahid Halilhodzic, coach of the Moroccan workforce, your salary will be reduced by half, as determined this Thursday at a unprecedented assembly of the Royal Moroccan Soccer Federation (FRMF) to examine the results of the championship break in any respect ranges.The FRMF revealed a press release during which he factors out that his coaches they accepted salary reductions of between 20 and 50%, however the information portal le360.ma added that Halilhodzic is a kind of that suffers the best discount.The federation launched a letter from the FIFA on the contracts of the gamers, because of which the golf equipment have obtained the inexperienced gentle to open negotiations with a view to decrease the wages of footballers, with out specifying the quantity. The president of the federation, Fauzi Lekjaa, appealed to the Nationwide Skilled Soccer League to develop “a collective imaginative and prescient” in session with the gamers and the golf equipment to perform these salary reductions.As to the referees -Unemployed for the reason that suspension of all sports activities actions in mid-March-, The federation agreed to grant them linear help of 6,000 dirhams (550 euros) for the three months of compelled unemployment.By final, the FRMF communicated to the golf equipment that, in accordance with FIFA’s directions, the summer season “market” will final twelve weeks this yr, till the tip of the sports activities season.last_img read more

Swimming president looks to ease burden

first_imgPresident of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), Handel Lamey, said his administration is trying to alleviate some of the financial burdens parents have to bare for their children who represent the country at the annual Carifta Swimming Championships.In March, news broke that the ASAJ required each parent of the 25-member squad to pay US$3,183.73 or J$388,415 to attend the champion-ships in Martinique. Four swimmers subsequently withdrew from the squad.Speaking at the launch of the Mayberry Schools Championship recently, Lamey just stopped short of making any commitment, as he says his association has been taking steps, including partnering with the Government, to reduce the financial strain that were placed on the parents this year.”We cant’ make any promises, but we will look at how the costing is done for Carifta. In the past, we have had a structure and it is stipulated in our by-laws of how we fund different level meets. Carifta was initially viewed as a development meet, but what we have found competition-wise is that it has grown to be the most competitive meet in the entire region.”So CARIFTA has a higher ratings than a lot of the competitions that were once rated higher, so we will have to look at the funding structure going forward,” he explained.NEXT GAMES”The next Carifta [Games] will be in The Bahamas, and I think we will have a lower cost because we will not have the airline fare that it takes to go to Martinique, and the 2018 Carifta will be in Jamaica, and the cost then will be much lower, because we won’t have to leave Jamaica,” he said.He says with the help and support of corporate Jamaica and the Government, the financial burden can be eased for the parents, who want to see their kids participate in the region’s premier age-group swimming competition.”We have received some sponsor-ship from the Government, and if there is any rebate that can be had, we will be assisting those parents because we know how costly it was to fund that trip to Martinique.”We are seeking funding and trying to partner with corporate Jamaica for the support in the aquatics discipline. We know we have the potential, as we have produced World champions and Olympians, so we see no reason why swimming cannot be at the level where track and field is and it’s our objective to take swimming to that level,” Lamey added.last_img read more

Easy for STETHS

first_imgSt Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) were crowned champions of the all-island ISSA/GraceKennedy Spalding Cup play-off for the 18th time after defeating Excelsior High by 10 wickets at STETHS yesterday.Starting the third and final day on 99 for five, a lead of one run, Excelsior were eventually dismissed for 152.National Under-17 batsman Raewin Senior led the way with 52 for Excelsior.STETHS captain Michael Frew, three for 20, and Odaine McCatty, three for 17, claimed the most wickets.Set 54 to win, STETHS posted 56 without loss with openers Jordane Hill and Okeeno Farquharson ending unbeaten on 26 and 22, respectively.Final scores: Excelsior 121 and 152; STETHS 219 and 54 without loss.last_img

Ja’s Russell, Taylor in Big Bash finals

first_imgADELAIDE, Australia, CMC – West Indies and Jamaica stars Andre Russell and Stafanie Taylor played minor roles but their Sydney Thunder franchises still did enough to secure spots in the men’s and women’s finals of the Big Bash League here yesterday.Playing at Adelaide Oval, the Thunder men’s side trounced hosts Adelaide Strikers by 54 runs while at the same venue, the Thunder’s women eked out an eight-run victory over Perth Scorchers.Both the men’s and women’s side will know their opponents in Sunday’s final following the second semi-finals in Melbourne today.In the men’s, Melbourne Stars clash with Perth Scorchers while on the women’s side, Hobart Hurricanes featuring teenaged West Indies opener Hayley Matthews, take on Sydney Sixers.Opting to bat first in the men’s semi-final, Strikers reached 159 for seven off 20 overs with Alex Ross top-scoring with 47 off 38 deliveries.Seamer Clint McKay finished with three for 44 while Russell managed a single wicket for 31 runs from four overs of pace.Left-handed opener Usman Khawaja then blasted a superb 104 off 59 balls as Thunder sped to their target in the 18th over.Meanwhile, Taylor struck 24 as Thunder Women, opting to bat first, rallied to 118 for six off their 20 overs.She put on 30 for the first wicket with Rachael Haynes who made 15 and a further 21 for the second wicket with captain Alex Blackwell who top-scored with 39.In reply, Scorchers were restricted to 110 for nine off their 20 overs, with opener Elyse Villani getting a breezy 23 from ten balls.last_img read more

Shelter dogs take centre stage

first_imgSAO PAULO (AP):Four trained shelter dogs that once roamed the streets of Sao Paulo found themselves centre stage at the Brazil Open tournament.In an exhibition with players, Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain and Gastao Elias of Portugal, the canines Frida, Costela, Mel, and Isabelle engaged onlookers on Thursday night by picking up balls that went out of bounds. Not long ago, the same dogs had run abandoned in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city.The shelter dogs, wearing orange ribbons and trained for months, spent almost a half-hour tracking down balls often intentionally missed by the 122nd- and 140th-ranked players. Baena and Elias played for real yesterday in the ATP tournament’s quarter-finals.At the command of their trainer, Andrea Beckert, the dogs retrieved the balls with their teeth and ran off the court to their trainer. The unusual initiative was made to promote the adoption of abandoned street animals.Beckert said that the biggest difficulty was to make the animals more confident and playful.”These are dogs that were mistreated. We have to make them adapt, feel the environment, the court, the noise of the balls, and the noise of the people. Some are doing well; others are still a little scared,” she told journalists.The basic commands that the dogs learnt were “pick the ball”, “let it go”, “stay” and “come”.The organiser of the ball-dog initiative, Marli Scaramella, said that all four still live in shelters.”The idea is to show people that a well-fed and well-treated animal can be very happy. We have more than 1,000 dogs in our care,” she said.last_img read more

Post to Post for April 9 Guineas classics

first_imgThe season’s first classics, the 1000 and 2000 Guineas for native-bred three-year-old fillies and colts, respectively, will be run over a mile at Caymanas Park on Saturday, April 9 and for the second consecutive year Post to Post Betting are title sponsors.Plans for the 42nd annual Guineas Day were outlined by representatives of the sponsors and Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) at yesterday’s launch on the front lawns of Caymanas Park. Each race offers a purse of $3.25 million.According to Mikey Bell, sports betting manager, Post to Post Betting (P2P), the company has donated $4 million towards the day’s activities, including $1 million towards the purses of each Guineas, another million to support the remaining races on the card and a further million to promote the race.CTL’s racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr., said the two races, which represent the first legs of the Triple Crown series, are eagerly anticipated by racing fans.”They provide a real test for the three-year-olds for the Jamaica Derby two months later and is part of $17 million in total purses for the Triple Crown series this year,” noted Miller.He added that both races should be keenly contested, with last Saturday’s impressive Thornbird Stakes winner, the obvious ante-post favourite for the 1000 Guineas in whichothers such as SORRENTINO’S STAR, SIMPLY THE BEST, BIRD CATCHER, BUBBLING KITTEN and CLASSY AVIATOR should carry the fight to the Gary Subratie-trained filly.In the 2000 Guineas, Miller singled out CHACE THE GREAT, winner of last Saturday’s Prince Consort Stakes, along with the runner-up ORPEHUS. But he disclosed that ante-post favourite, FUTURE KING, winner of the $4.2 million Supreme Ventures Jamaica 2-Y-O Stakes over a mile last Boxing Day, is a doubtful starter.”The Wayne DaCosta-trained colt was a late scratch from the overnight allowance race last Saturday owing to a foot injury and it will be a race against time for him to recover. But as we all know, the welfare of the horse comes first and we are hoping for the best,” added the racing secretary.REACH AND ENGAGEBell said: “From our involvement last year we noted that this calendar event attracts a mixture of horse racing and sports enthusiasts, affording P2P the opportunity to reach and engage a wider cross-section of target groups with our growing product offerings, as we continue to deliver our promises that customers always ‘Get the most with Post to Post’,” he said.”Trading as P2P Betting & Gaming Entertainment, our mainstay remains primarily wagering in horse racing. Following the 2015 rebranding exercise, our horse racing product P2P AnyHorse is the lead brand in the sponsorship. And P2P AnyBet engages customers in a variety of international sports,” he added.Also speaking was Cedric Stewart, CEO of Caymanas Track Limited, while among those present were executives of Post to Post Betting, including the CEO, Sandra Donaldson, operations manager Carl Gowdie and board chairman Amber Stewart.last_img read more

CSEC PE Lecture | The muscular system

first_img These are the most common types of contraction. The muscle actually shortens in length as it develops tension. There are two ways in which this happens. – Isotonic action – the muscle shortens or contracts freely. E.g., the biceps contract when curling a weight. – Isometric action – the muscle shortens or contracts only a little before it is stopped from contracting further by an immovable resistance. E.g., trying to lift a weight you cannot move. The origin of a muscle is where the muscle joins the stationary bone. The insertion is where it joins the moving bone. When a muscle contracts, the insertion moves towards the origin. Muscle and their main actions: 1. Deltoids (three muscles) – Raises your arm forward, backwards and sideways at the shoulder. 2. Biceps – Bends your arm at the elbow. 3. Abdominals (four muscles) – Pulls in the abdomen. Flexes the spine so you can bend forward. 4. Quadriceps (four muscles) – Straightens the leg at the knee. Keeps it straight when you stand. 5. Pectorals (two muscles) – Raises your arm at the shoulder. Draws it across your chest. 6. Latissimus dorsi (lats) – Pulls your arm down at the shoulder. Draws it behind your back. 7. Trapezius – Holds and rotates your shoulders. Moves your head back and sideways. 8. Triceps – Straightens your arm at the elbow joint. 9. Gluteals (three muscles) – Pulls your leg back at the hip. Raises it sideways at the hip. Gluteus maximus is the biggest of these muscles. 10. Hamstrings (three muscles) – Bends your leg at the knee. 11. Gastrocnemius – Straightens the ankle joint so you can stand on your tip toes. Muscles are made up of cells called muscle fibre. There are two different types of fibres: slow twitch and fast twitch. Slow-twitch fibres contract slowly, without much force, but do not tire easily and are suited for endurance activities. Fast-twitch fibres contract much faster and with much more force, but tire quickly. They are suited to activities that needs burst of strength and power, such as sprinting and weightlifting. TYPES OF MUSCLE ACTION The type of resistance the muscle meets determines the type of muscle action. There are two types of muscle action: 1. Concentric 2. Eccentric Successful sporting action depends on our muscles working together to produce skilful movement. The muscles used depend on the activity or the phases of activity. Muscles work by shortening or contracting. The muscles that move your bones when an activity is performed are the voluntary muscles. A voluntary muscle usually works across a joint. It is attached to both bones by tendons. The fibres of the tendons are embedded in the periosteum of the bone. This anchors the tendon and spreads the force of contraction. All muscles contract and develop tension. They work in pairs or groups because a muscle can only pull, it can’t push. For example, the biceps and triceps work together. To bend the arm the biceps contracts, the triceps relaxes. To straighten it, the triceps contracts, the bicep relaxes. This is called antagonistic muscle action. The other main pair of muscles that work together are the quadriceps and hamstrings. The muscle that contract or shorten is called the prime mover or agonist. The relaxing muscle is the antagonist. There are other muscles, called synergists, that contract at the same time as the agonist to help it work smoothly. The state of partial contraction of muscles is called muscle tone. Groups of fibres take turns to contract so muscles don’t get too tired. Even when you are standing still, muscles are partially contracted. Muscle tone is important in maintaining the posture of the body and keeps the body ready for action. There are three types of muscles in the body: voluntary, involuntary and cardiac. Voluntary muscles are attached to bones, they work when you want them to. Voluntary muscles are also called skeletal muscles or striped muscles. Involuntary muscles are found in the walls of the internal organs: stomach, gut, bladder and blood vessels. It works on its own. Contractions in the walls of the blood vessels helps to keep blood flowing. Cardiac muscle is a special involuntary muscle that forms the wall of the heart. It works without stopping, each contraction is a heartbeat. TYPES OF MUSCLES MUSCLE FIBRES ECCENTRIC MUSCLE ACTION CONCENTRIC MUSCLE ACTION ORIGIN AND INSERTION MUSCLE TONE This occurs when the muscle is trying to contract while it is actually being lengthened by stretching. E.g., the quadriceps muscles at the front of the thigh when going downhill.last_img read more

Reggae Girlz end year at number 65

first_imgTwo years after emerging from a six-year hiatus, Jamaica’s female football team has climbed to number 65 in the world.The Reggae Girlz will end 2016 as the sixth best team in CONCACAF and the number two ranked team in the Caribbean based on the final FIFA/Coca-Cola women’s football rankings for the year.Veteran national women’s coach Xavier Gilbert believes they have done well since returning from their long lay-off but says there is a lot of hard work to be done if they are to overcome the CONCACAF hurdle, where they continue to fall short in their World Cup aspirations.”The programme has been back about two years, and after being out for so long, being at 65, I don’t think is bad. We still need to move up the ladder, but seeing where we are coming from, not being in competition and being at 65 now is a great achievement,” he told The Gleaner.”We are probably the only Caribbean women’s team that has consistently been to all CONCACAF women’s tournaments, especially the junior ones. So it shows that we have talent, so with more exposure and international games, we can achieve our optimal best, as we are consistently making it to the CONCACAF round, so I think it is just a matter of time,” he reasoned.”We have limited resources, and resource is the key. If we can get corporate sponsors to assist, we can break into the World Cup,” he said.- L.S.last_img read more