Sosa and Marvin international potters

first_imgIf the coronavirus allows it, the last dates of the month of March are reserved for international matches. There are several teams of Second division that will suffer the well-known FIFA Virus. Among them the AD Alcorcón. Venezuela has summoned Samu Sosa. José Peseiro, the vinotinto coach, has called Sosa for the South American qualifiers on March 27 and 31 for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Venezuela’s rivals will be Colombia and Paraguay. For his part, the defense of Alcorcón B Marvin is again called by Equatorial Guinea. It will be for both matches against Libya for the Africa Cup qualification. Key matches for the Equatorial-Guineans as they lost the first two matches against Tanzania and Tunisia. The central potter is 22 years old and has played 16 games this season.last_img

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The yin and the yang: Abelardo praises Wu Lei and points out his weak point

first_img“Is an individual tremendous pricey for the teammates, for the membership and for me, “Abelardo informed Hupu, a Chinese language sports activities and leisure info platform. “I want all the gamers had been that disciplined, for individual and for what they transmit to the group“says the coach, who abounds that” he’s a boy who transmits quite a lot of positivity to the group. He’s all the time with a smile on his mouth, he desires to work and study. You possibly can ask him for something as a result of he’s very strict and orderly. “ However Wu Lei’s virtues will not be restricted to his character, logically, as a result of in any other case he wouldn’t play. Along with highlighting that it’s “superb head finisher“Abelardo places the accent through which he has”a spectacular capability “to carry out unchecking of completion. And so it may very well be seen exactly in the coach’s debut on the Espanyol bench, when a kind of actions grew to become the objective of the remaining attract the derby in opposition to Barcelona.The Asturian admits on this sense that Wu Lei “It’s tough for him to grasp Spanish soccer, combinatorial soccer“and that subsequently”must affiliate extra“Due to the traits of the Espanyol gamers, that many play at the foot, typically they don’t perceive one another, however since my arrival I’ve tried to make them look extra for his or her unchecks“He discovers, at the identical time that he additionally reveals that he doesn’t require extreme defensive work, however that” he helps in protection on his personal initiative. “ Regardless of the language barrier, every day much less distant, and that he had by no means deserted Chinese language soccer till he landed at Espanyol, Wu Lei’s virtues conquer his coaches. He has been grabbing possession with everybody: Joan Francesc Ferrer ‘Rubí’, David Gallego, Pablo Machín and Abelardo Fernandez. The latter has valued its strengths, and additionally its Achilles heel.last_img read more

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Kompany could return for City

first_img paperwork delay MANCHESTER, England (AP): Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany could return at Everton in the English Premier League tomorrow, but Gabriel Jesus may have to wait for his debut. Jesus, the Brazil striker signed from Palmeiras in the summer transfer window, officially joined City this month but his registration is yet to go through. “When Palmeiras and the FA solve the problems he will be able to play,” City manager Pep Guardiola said yesterday. Most of the paperwork has been done and the club is hopeful it will be completed soon, meaning Jesus could be available to face Tottenham next weekend. One player who is in contention to face Everton is Kompany, who has been declared fit after two months out with a knee injury. “He has trained,” Guardiola said. “The last two or three days he was a full part of the training sessions, so he is back.” The 30-year-old Kompany has not played a full match since April, and has been hampered by problems in recent seasons, with his latest injury being his 35th since joining City in 2008. The Belgium defender could need a run of games to prove he has a long-term future at the club, which is fourth in the Premier League. “Hopefully, he can play and be used for the second part of the season,” Guardiola said.last_img read more

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NCAA: San Beda stays unbeaten, CSB snaps skid

first_imgFILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda kept its record perfect after scoring a tight 17-25, 25-15, 25-16, 27-29, 15-12 win over Letran Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Facing their toughest challenge to date, the Lady Red Spikers once again banked on Cesca Racraquin, who fired 17 points, 14 off kills to lift her side to a 5-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img St. Benilde coach Arnold Laniog heaved a huge sigh of relief after his squad won despite committing 48 errors.“We really need to lessen our mistakes if we want to have a chance in this tournament,” said Laniog.The Lady Generals suffered their fifth straight loss to remain at the cellar with a 0-5 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Che’Lu downs Perpetual Help behind Calisaan Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Maria Nieza Viray uncorked 14 markers, Sattriani Espiritu had 12 hits, and Trisha Paras got 11 for San Beda.It was a valiant effort from the Lady Knights (2-3) with Glayssa Faith Torres firing 18 in the defeat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn the first game, St. Benilde leaned on the duo of Rachelle Anne Austero and Ranya Musa late to squeak past Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-17, 18-25, 21-25, 25-18, 15-7.Austero pumped in 17 kills while Musa did her part with 15, none bigger than her killer spikes that allowed the Lady Blazers to snap their two-game losing skid. View commentslast_img read more

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Fear of Mass Failure Looms at WASSCE

first_imgAlmost immediately after the 5,034 students began writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), the process came under criticism and complaints, with students claiming they were inadequately prepared at the various laboratories and libraries at their respective schools.At the Paynesville Community High School (PCS), in the Voker Mission vicinity, the 342 students who sat the test were embittered after they observed that practical questions in the Physics were incomprehensible to them owing to “poor laboratory preparation.”The Physics— with the code number 512— was the first and only test administered to the students across the 44 testing centers Thursday, April 3.The WASSCE is being administered to 47 schools by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) office in Montserrado, Margibi and Grand Bassa Counties.“We only have the laboratory constructed, but there are no materials or teaching staff to conduct the lab preparation,” the students cried in separate interviews with the Daily Observer Thursday shortly after completing the test.PCS Principal, Alphonso Kanboh, agreed with the students’ complaints when he told this paper, “Our challenges are enormous in the school. Our lack of an equipped laboratory at PCS and irregularly attended classes by the students themselves all add to the problems.”According to him, the school is in need of laboratory materials for the students to do their practical exercises; otherwise they would of course be unprepared for the WASSCE.However, Mr. Kanboh did not give up his hopes of the students passing the test, predicting that the result may fall between the 50 to 60 percentile in favor of the student populace.The Head of the National Office (HNO) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Monrovia, John Y. Gayvolor, Sr., who also toured the various testing centers Thursday, was reportedly briefed by some of the school administrators about similar problems.He was quoted as telling the students to remain focused and persevere to the end of the tests.Students from the Charles J.S. Young Assembly of God High School (CJSAGM) in the Paynesville Community complained of the same poor laboratory preparation.Students Annet Menyon, Macbeth Kyne, Darrgar Weana and Salomie Sundaygar, bitterly told the Daily Observer that their chances of passing upon completion of the exams were “at the mercy of God.”“The Physics test was not so hard, but the practical portion, which had to do with practical lab work, was complicated, because we did not do any good lab practice,” the students cried.The WASSCE examinations continue today and throughout the course of the month in several other subject areas.Subjects the students will write throughout the course of the tests include English Language (which will be written in three different parts including objectives and essay questions). They will also take Advanced Mathematics, Organic Chemistry, Building Construction, Finance, and Electronics; all tests that will be written in a series of different parts. Of the number of registered students for the WASSCE, 2,569 are males constituting 51.03 percent, while 2,495 are females, who account for 48.97 percent.Unlike last year when students who sat the WASSCE represented 32 schools only in Montserrado and Margibi counties, this year students registered form a total of 47 schools in three counties — Montserrado, Margibi and Grand Bassa.Of the 47 schools, seven are public schools and constitute 15.91 percent, while the remaining 37 or 84.09 percent represent privately-owned or faith-based institutions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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So far so good, for local special olympian

first_imgLocal special-olympic figure skater Darlene Jakubowski is now half done her competition at the World Winter Games, in Boise Idaho.Darlene sits in great shape heading into the final portion of her events. She sits in gold medal position after her (level 3) compulsory dance, and third place after her (level 5) technical skills.Her final events will be on Thursday (Jan 12th), including her Creative Dance, and her Solo.- Advertisement -Good luck Darlene.last_img

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Howland’s Bruins are blue-collar

first_imgJosh Shipp’s recollection of Showtime was Magic Johnson leading fastbreaks that ended in dunks and layups. Arron Afflalo wears uniform No. 4 because, as a grade-schooler, he watched videos of the Lakers dynasty and was enamored with Byron Scott and the team’s up-and-down style of basketball. If the essence of Hollywood was crystallized in sport, it was through those high-flyin’, fast-breakin’, no-look passin’ Lakers under three-peat entrepreneur and movie star-handsome coach Pat Riley. Even the Kobe-Shaq Lakers, led by zen master Phil Jackson, were as much Hollywood soap opera as they were NBA champions. In the middle of all this glitz, where Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham’s house search causes a tabloid television frenzy and Matt Leinart grabs headlines for reportedly dating Paris Hilton, a balding coach and his blue-collar ballers have made grunting, lateral defensive slides and rebounding relevant. No. 4 UCLA enters today’s Pacific-10 Conference Tournament at Staples Center as the top seed and the overwhelming favorite, and the Bruins win not through grace and style and sublime athleticism, but through defense, teamwork, commitment, rebounding and coach Ben Howland’s calling card — more defense, which is a reflection of hard work and unselfishness. The run n’ gun style employed by Washington coach Lorenzo Romar, a former UCLA assistant, plays to the aesthetically pleasing Hollywood tableau. But fans have embraced Howland’s rigid defensive philosophy that, when it comes to artistry, is more Theo Van Gogh than it is his more famous brother, Vincent. “At the end of the day, it all comes down to one thing,” Howland said. “People, players, fans, they want to win.” Despite a lackluster non-conference home schedule in which a road atlas was needed to find the locations of many of the opponents, the Bruins averaged 10,428 per game at Pauley Pavilion. It was the highest average since 1997-98. “You think of USC football and you think of Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush and more TV-type stuff, and we’re not like that,” said Afflalo, UCLA’s junior guard and leading scorer at 17.2 points per game. “I think (fans) have come to expect us as winners. I think that’s what it is. “I don’t think they come to the game to see us defend well. They don’t come to the game to see us get up and down and dunk all day. Honestly, I think they enjoy us winning.” Howland cannot recall a light-switch moment in which he realized the importance of defense, but he remembers playing one-on-one basketball in the Goleta boys’ club, and understanding what it took to win. It is a philosophy Howland never forgot. During his days as an assistant at UC Santa Barbara, he frequently watched the Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV decimate opponents with 3-ponit shooting and a break-neck style, but he also saw great defense. Whereas many people remember the Showtime Lakers for their offensive wizardy, Howland speaks about Michael Cooper’s defense. Whereas Michael Jordan is best known for his breathtaking dunks and clutch shot after clutch shot, Howland points to Jordan’s stellar defensive ability. “I study the game. This is the game I love,” Howland said. “Why were the Chicago Bulls so good? They played great defense. Everybody talks about the triangle and everything, but at the end of the day, the reason Phil Jackson is the most successful pro coach ever is they play great defense. You have to have a combination of both, but defense is a constant.” UCLA is second in the Pac-10 in scoring defense (60.1 points per game) this season, but the fourth-place rank in field-goal defense (43.1 percent) rankles Howland and his players. A year ago UCLA was second in the Pac-10 in field-goal percentage defense (41.5), the Bruins’ lowest total since winning the 1995 national title. “UCLA did not take possessions off,” Washington State coach Tony Bennett said after a game last week. “A lot of teams in our league, us included, will take possessions off and play for the big run, or the big swing. UCLA doesn’t do that.” Shipp, a third-year sophomore wing and the Bruins’ second-leading scorer at 13.3 points per game, said he arrived at UCLA with the philosophy of needing to outscore his man for it to be a successful game. Needless to say, Shipp changed his mind about that. “I think people just appreciate winners,” Shipp said. “It might not be the fanciest basketball, but we’re winning so I think people can appreciate the hard work we put in, and the things it takes to win.” When the Bruins lost at Washington on Saturday, Howland’s first point of contention wasn’t UCLA’s 31.3 shooting percentage. His initial comment was about the Bruins being outrebounded by 15. After clinching the Pac-10 regular-season title with a stellar second half of defense at Washington State, Howland talked about how the Bruins needed to be more consistent defensively throughout games. “Defense is all about winning,” Howland said. “It’s all about competing and winning. Sorry it’s not something more flashy.” — Brian Dohn, (818) 713-3607brian.dohn@dailynews.com 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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Conte admits Premier League could be out of Chelsea’s reach

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s head coach Antonio Conte gestures on the touchline during their match against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in London on December 2, 2017 © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 3 – Antonio Conte admits retaining the Premier League title may be out of Chelsea’s reach despite an impressive recent run of results ahead of their midweek Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.The Blues fought back from a goal down on Saturday to beat Newcastle 3-1 courtesy of two goals from the impressive Eden Hazard either side of a headed effort from Alvaro Morata. The win leaves defending champions Chelsea third on 32 points, eight behind pacesetters Manchester City, after six wins in their past seven Premier League matches.“I am happy, but you know very well that there is a team in this league that is doing extraordinary things and it’s Manchester City,” said Conte. “Otherwise, I think we are staying up there with the other teams.”Chelsea host Atletico on Tuesday in their last Champions League group match knowing that a win will guarantee them top spot in Group C ahead of Serie A side Roma, and a Hazard display against the Spaniards similar to Saturday’s would go a long way to securing Chelsea first place.“Eden enjoys playing our type of football,” said Conte.“He is an important player for us. We can change our system around him. He can play as a second striker or he can play as a number 10 when we play 3-4-3.”Conte said it would be special to see Hazard in action for Belgium against England at the World Cup next year, joking that he would have to ask his Chelsea team-mates Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater to treat him gently.“Gary knows very well Eden’s skill and for this reason, he must pay great attention. Every day to have a training session with this type of player and this skill makes you stronger.”Despite a bright start for Newcastle, Rafa Benitez’s side slumped to their fifth defeat in six league games, a run that has seen them drop into the bottom half of the table.Benitez, who won the Europa League with Chelsea is his spell as interim manager at Stamford Bridge four years ago, was in combative mood afterwards.He insisted his side had come up against a team that will finish in the top three this season.“Chelsea have a lot of good things,” he said. “They have to compete for the title. It is obvious that they are one of the teams that will be there in the top three, but we began well and it was a pity that we couldn’t keep the lead for a while.“It’s not a problem of confidence with my team, it’s a problem of the level of the Premier League. You could see the team working really hard even at the end. We finished with two corners and we were still trying.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Forget Messi, China’s ‘Nine-Goal Diva’ is world’s hottest striker

first_imgThe forward has found the net a total of 11 times, netting in the 7-0 opening victory over Hong Kong and adding a soaring header as China’s women beat formidable North Korea 2-0 on Wednesday to top their group and make the quarter-finals in style.China’s free-scoring women, yet to concede a goal, are being feted back home and 28-year-old Wang in particular is making headlines for her astonishing prowess in front of goal.There have been tongue-in-cheek suggestions that she could be the answer to the goal-scoring problems of the Chinese men.Wang’s sizzling form is all the more surprising because prior to the past week she was hardly prolific, although she did catch eyes by scoring a backheel volley against South Korea last year — the kind of exquisite strike that Messi and Ronaldo would be proud of.She currently plies her trade in China’s little-noticed domestic women’s league.“For the past three group matches, Wang Shanshan scored 11 goals and became Chinese women’s football’s talisman,” China’s Tencent Sports said in an online article.“In more crucial tournaments, Wang Shanshan will become the key player in helping the women’s team win gold.”Against the North Koreans, midfielder Wang Shuang, who recently signed for Paris Saint-Germain’s women’s team, opened the scoring in the eighth minute, finishing off a fluid passing move.“China’s women really have the chance to win the gold medal. The team is blessed to have Wang Shuang and Wang Shanshan in this era,” said one fan on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter.China’s evening ended on a sour note, however, after substitute Zhao Rong was sent off at the end and coach Jia Xiuquan followed her for complaining to officials.China’s men play Saudi Arabia in the last 16 on Friday at the Asian Games, although they have struggled for goals in international football in recent times.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wang earned the ‘Nine-Goal Diva’ nickname from Chinese fans when she plundered a scarcely believable nine goals in a dizzying 29 minutes against Tajikistan at the Asian Games © AFP / WANG ZHAOSHANGHAI, China, Aug 23 – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo step aside — the hottest striker in world football at the moment is China’s “Nine-Goal Diva” Wang Shanshan.Wang earned that nickname from Chinese fans and media when she plundered a scarcely believable nine goals in a dizzying 29 minutes after coming off the bench in a 16-0 demolition of Tajikistan on Monday at the Asian Games in Indonesia.last_img read more

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Where is truth on the liberals’ list of values?

first_imgSince this is, obviously, a generalization, and a negative one at that, anyone who makes this generalization is obligated to provide arguments and examples: Political correctness. Leftist denial of what is true is so widespread that we have a term for it: political correctness. There is no comparable right-wing political correctness, i.e., denying truths so as not to offend right-wing values or certain groups. For example, among many on the left, especially academics, it has been almost impossible for decades to tell the truth about the innate differences between men and women because of the leftist dogma of innate similarities between the sexes. So deep is the left’s hostility to truth regarding the sexes that a president of Harvard University was forced from office after suggesting that men’s and women’s brains process math and some science differently. Similarly, many leftist professors at Duke University used the false rape charges against three white lacrosse players to reinforce the left-wing belief (itself not true) that America is racist. The truth was not nearly as important to them as proving how racist whites are. Textbooks. A prime example of the left’s view of truth is its changing the goal of high school American history textbooks from telling truth to promoting self-esteem among minority and female students by depicting more women and more non-whites in American history textbooks. “Bush is a liar.” Currently, the most widely repeated lie of the left is that President Bush lied about Saddam Hussein having weapons of mass destruction. It is repeated so often (“Bush lied, people died”) that many Americans now believe this. But it is not true. There were valid reasons for anyone to believe that Hussein had WMD. Hussein had used them in the past; he refused to allow unfettered inspections; he was the major foreign sponsor of Palestinian terror; and most important, virtually all Western intelligence agencies believed Hussein had WMD. Nor did President Bush lie, as the left frequently charges, about Hussein seeking uranium in the African nation of Niger. That was exactly what British intelligence reported, and the British intelligence is now widely believed to have been accurate. Calling liberals “unpatriotic.” Another lie of the left is that Republicans and conservatives regularly label opponents of the war in Iraq “unpatriotic.” Thus, during the CNN/YouTube debate, Sen. Hillary Clinton claimed that “I asked the Pentagon a simple question: `Have you prepared for withdrawing our troops?’ In response, I got a letter accusing me of being unpatriotic.” That is – and this is not said easily – a lie. Anyone who reads the Defense Department response to Clinton will see that what she claims is entirely untrue. Her patriotism, or lack of it, was not even hinted at. The homeless, heterosexual AIDS and rape. For years, mainstream liberal news media purveyed false information supplied by Mitch Snyder, the major liberal activist on behalf of the homeless. Likewise, we were told by gay and AIDS activist groups that AIDS “doesn’t discriminate,” meaning that heterosexuals in America were as likely to contract the HIV as homosexuals. It was never true in America (Africa may be another story for other reasons). Feminist groups have offered statistics on rape and sexual violence that are patently false. Few liberal activist groups tell the truth. Not because their members are liars – in private life they may well be as honest as anyone else – but because whatever the left advocates it deems more important than truth. This does not mean the right is always honest. For example, conservatives who say that “pornography causes rape” are doing what the left does – putting their agenda, in this case a loathing of pornography, above truth-telling. I have seen no credible statistics linking the proliferation of pornography with increased rape. But when the left ceaselessly repeats the mantra “Bush lied,” it may simply be projecting onto George W. Bush what comes quite naturally to the left – when it offers false Iraqi death statistics, false homeless data, false rape statistics, false secondhand smoke statistics, false claims about the percentage of gays in the population, and false claims of just about everything else the left cares about. Dennis Prager hosts a nationally syndicated radio talk show based in Los Angeles. He is the author of four books, most recently Happiness Is a Serious Problem. His Web site is www.pragerradio.com..160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There are conservatives who lie and there are liberals who lie. Neither blue nor red has a monopoly on truth-tellers. However, unless one denies that there are distinctive values on the right and on the left – a proposition that no serious liberal or conservative would deny – how much truth is valued may be different for the right and the left. In the hierarchy of leftist (as opposed to traditional liberal) values, truth is below other values, such as equality, opposition to war, the promotion of secularism and a number of other highly regarded values on the left. This does not mean that the number of truth-tellers among individuals on the left is necessarily smaller than the number of individual truth-tellers on the right. It means that truth-telling is not high on the left’s list of values. last_img
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