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Five keys to an 11 games ‘express’ League

By on May 14, 2020

first_imgOnce Health approve the return of League competition, the teams will face an unprecedented situation in history. Matches every three days from the same competition and resolution of it, after three months stopped, in just a month and a half of competition. There is not going to be time for the players and the teams to get in tune. Whoever does not start well, will be able to see all their chances of reaching their goals diminished. It will be a very strange situation for everyone. So, there are several factors that experts predict as relevant, once the atypical preseason that awaits them is completed, and La Liga is restarted with 11 weeks to play.1.- Physical preparation in the months of confinementThe level of physical preparation that each player has had in this confinement it will seem key in the first matches of competition. It is true that, first individually and then in groups, the players will carry out a mini preseason in the facilities of each club. However, the individual basis that each one brings from their time in confinement can be fundamental when starting the league express butt. “Each one’s level of preparation will be very important. Whoever has been able to maintain involvement in unusual conditions will have a lot of livestock“says Pako Ayestarán, former coach and fitness trainer of Valencia. Furthermore, the physical conditions in which each one has developed the confinement will have to do with how they return to the sports cities.”A player who lives in a chalet and has his space is not the same outdoors to work than someone else who lives in a small apartment with more restrictions, “says Carmelo del Pozo, sports director and physical trainer.2.- The youth hourAs it is an ‘express’ competition, which will last more or less like a World Cup, the first matches will have extreme relevance. In the first ten or 12 days of competition each team will have already played four games, more than a third of what remains until the end. And there young players always have a competitive advantage with older footballers. “The young player, often finer and more agile, the preseason has always started better and the seasons and the veteran always have a little more trouble starting. The Ferran, Joao Félix, Vinicius or Ansu may have an advantage in what remains of the League “, warns Alberto Escobar, coach Birmingham City assistant. Ayestarán, in addition, affects the recovery, more difficult for veterans, since it will be played with so little rest time between games. “The veteran clearly has a bigger problem with resilience. However, this is supplemented by more correct tactical behavior and greater effort, “he says. 3.- A ‘new’ LeagueFor the experts, it will be useless in this league final express, the moment of the teams when the competition was suspended, at the middle of March. “It is a new league where the past only counts to know the starting position of each team and the physical aspect is going to be as important as the psychological one. It will be a very short competition held in a very short time where a bad or good streak of results can lead to achieving or losing goals without correction margin“, highlights Carmelo del Pozo. Furthermore, heaccording to the five changes that FIFA wants to implement It will be another important aspect to manage to have a good League final. “The five changes will be important. A footballer who plays less than 60 minutes has a much faster recovery. Whoever is able to play that trick well will have a great advantage, “says Ayestarán.4.- Psychological and motivational aspectAlmost more important than tone physical that soccer players maintain is the psychological and motivational. On the one hand, playing behind closed doors continuously will be a factor that footballers are not used to. Further, footballers are people and they cannot abstract from what has happened and it could continue to happen while they are contesting a championship. “Everything goes through the minds of footballers and could influence the emotional aspect: the uncertainty, the contagions, the tests …“Ayestarán points out. In addition, the succession of matches in a few days (in seven weeks 11 league games will be played) can make Team dynamics, for better or for worse, are difficult to change. “There may be teams that have been down all season and win three games in seven days and are out of the drop. Or the other way around, teams that walked halfway through the table without problems and in a few days were in big trouble, “says Del Pozo.5.- Climatology and heatOne factor that should not be overlooked is that the 11 matches will be played, At first, at the end of June and throughout the month of July. This means that in many parts of Spain the thermometer can mark more than 30 degrees. LaLiga has not yet determined schedules although, as in the beginning of the leagues, it is normal to play at night. Still and with so few days of rest between games, heat acclimatization and stress management in these circumstances another key element for the last eleven games of the championship. “Keep in mind that the competition will be in the summer months. JPlaying in cities such as Valencia or Seville will continually be a handicap. How each staff handles that level of fatigue and recovery will also be important, “says Ayestarán.”It will be like a World CupIf there are finally concentrations, it will look even more like a World Cup. We in England will be less hot but it is true that in Spain if the heat pays hard it will be more complicated“, wields Escobar.last_img read more

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Govt still mulling strategies to address unemployment

By on January 17, 2020

first_imgGovernment is currently in the process of formulating a definite plan to create job opportunities to address the unemployment situation in Guyana, according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan.During a news conference on Monday, Jordan indicated that he was aware of the high rate of unemployment in the nation and would be working to have this addressed in the near future.Jordan disclosed that the Government had requested the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in facilitating an official survey on unemployment.He said there were no exact figures on state of the labour force in Guyana.Finance Minister Winston JordanHowever, Jordan confirmed that it was the aim of the Government to have the survey completed so that a strategy could be crafted, which would efficiently address the state of the labour force.“Not for many years have we had an official unemployment rate, all along we have been dealing with proxies. The last Government wasn’t interested in letting anybody know what the official rate was, there have always been proxies about it. But an official internationally accepted calculation, this is what we will be going for as soon as the IDB finishes with its technical assistance,” he stated.Meanwhile, Head of the Statistics Bureau, Lennox Benjamin admitted that the rate of unemployment from the last census had been recorded at between 10.7 and 11 per cent.In order to strategise on what can be done by the Government to reduce the rate of unemployment, Benjamin said a labour force survey was essential, but this has not been carried out for almost a decade.He related that in 2008, they had done rigorous work with the US Bureau of Census to derive exact figures on unemployment, but at the time of implementation, permission was not granted to go ahead with the process.As a result, the two entities were unable to have the national survey commence without the aid of the government or funding agency.“Let me just qualify this by saying that when a national survey is put in the field, the first thing that has to happen is that the approval of Cabinet has to be given. When the approval of Cabinet is given, the funding has to be secured either by Government or by funding agencies, or a combination of both. So, we have not had a full-blown labour force survey for several years, possibly touching on a decade and in the interim what is used is what we call proxies,” he explained.Benjamin disclosed that they have just completed intensive work with the IDB consultant team and they were looking to have a labour force survey completed.According to him, the survey is set to begin in January of next year. This will be conducted, along with a living conditions survey that is expected to commence in August of next year.Over the past month, the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) along with other unions, has been calling on the Government to reintroduce job creation programmes, which had been eliminated.The Union had indicated that letters had been sent to the President, the Opposition Leader and the Speaker of the National Assembly to have their appeals heard for more emphasis to be placed on creating jobs for Guyanese.last_img read more

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Ibrahimovic to Southampton, Balotelli to York and Henry to Moor Green – Your best ever Football Manager signings

By on December 30, 2019

first_img Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs for Southampton? 1 When it comes to Football Manager, everyone has got their favourite ever signing.It could be the time you tempted Francesco Totti to Tottenham, the talented teen you scouted for weeks in Torquay, or maybe it was the loanee who helped you take Lincoln into League One.These signings become engrained in your life indelibly, heroes forever, even when you’ve picked up the latest copy of the game.With Football Manager 2016 hitting the shelves, new legends are about to make their mark.But we want to celebrate those who blazed a trail in seasons past before we embark on campaigns future, so we asked you, the talkSPORT listener, who your best ever signing is – and you didn’t disappoint.See some of the best responses we received on Twitter below…last_img read more

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FINN VALLEY YOUNG GUNS SHOW POTENTIAL

By on December 27, 2019

first_imgPATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC REPORT: John Kelly was in Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall Saturday for the Scottish age group indoor championships.And once again he excelled getting the 5kg shot out to 14.23 a new personal best and talking from the venue before heading home later that evening his dad John expressed the view that the young man was delighted and is starting to look good.At the same time in Magherfelt a squad of young guns were in action chasing qualification for nationals and some 19 of them medalled which will encourage them no end. Aaron Mc Glynn recording a double in 60m/600m pretty impressive and as the results indicate a good day overall so well done coaches and parents that travelled to support .GoldAaron Mc Glynn Boys 2000          60m & 600m 1min 48Secs,Denver Kelly Boys 1999                        600m 1min 47.2 SecsCieran Brady Boys 1999                              high Jump,Sommer Lecky Girls 2000                           Long Jump 3.53m Danny Browne Boys 1999                           Long Jump 4.21m,Madeline Penrose Girls                          1,500m WalkShaun woods Boys 1994                            400m 54.21,Boys 1999                                            4X100m RelayGirls 1998                                            4x200m RelaySilverNaoimh Mc Granaghan Girls 1999                 Shot 8.65m,Shaun Woods Boys 1994                     High Jump 1.70m Kathy Bannigan Girls 2000                   Long Jump 3.23m,Sommer Lecky Girls 2000                              60mBronzeCharles Mc Daid Boys 1999                     600m 1min 51Secs,Janine Boyle Girls 1999                  60m & Long Jump 3.96mGirls 2000                                             4x100m Relay,Girls 1999                                             4x100m Relay  4th Place finnishersAmy Mc Crossan Girls 1999                      600m,Danny Browne Boys 1999                          60mFINN VALLEY YOUNG GUNS SHOW POTENTIAL was last modified: March 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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THE PICTURE WHICH SHOWS TRUE SPIRIT OF SPORT IN DONEGAL

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first_imgIT’S a truly marvelous picture of sporting rivalry and friendship.Friendships were put on hold during the County U14 Final as county teammates Megan McGee and Orlaith Gillespie went head to head.After the match though, there were no hard feelings between the two friends. A great example of how it should be the way in sport.  THE PICTURE WHICH SHOWS TRUE SPIRIT OF SPORT IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:THE PICTURE WHICH SHOWS TRUE SPIRIT OF SPORT IN DONEGALlast_img read more

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Zero-emission vehicles a hit in Durban

By on December 18, 2019

first_img8 December 2011While South Africans will have to wait a while before they can buy an electric vehicle (EV), at least a dozen of the zero-emission cars have been doing the rounds in Durban since the start of the UN climate summit (COP 17).Some COP 17 delegates have been taking advantage of the opportunity to test-drive the Nissan Leaf – “Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car” – which was named World Car of the Year 2011, and the Renault Fluence Z.E.These vehicles are also being used to shuttle people to and from Durban’s International Convention Centre, venue of the climate talks.Taking a test-driveBuaNews found a few minutes to test-drive the vehicles. Initially, looking at a car with a steering wheel on the left hand side brought about some panic, but a few minutes inside and it was all smooth sailing.The cars are easy to drive (automatic), but it takes a bit of time to become acquainted with their technical aspects. Highly advanced features offer the driver detailed maps, information about energy being used, and battery recharging stations.EVs are being sold in Europe, Japan and the US and are expected to be launched in South Africa in a few years’ time.Nissan has announced plans to launch the Nissan Leaf in South Africa in 2013, subject to the successful conclusion of discussions between the government and the motoring industry on the establishment of charging infrastructure and the introduction of customer incentives.Smaller carbon ‘wheelprints’The EVs, which can be charged from purely renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, aim to play a critical role in reducing the impact of climate change.The cars’ batteries can be charged at home. Although they’re more expensive in some countries, people who own the cars are assisted by their governments with free parking in busy cities, tax rebates and other incentives.How often one recharges the battery depends on the driver – if the air conditioning and lights are used often, then the batteries would have to be charged accordingly.For music loving South Africans, the good news is that using your radio or CD player takes up minimal energy.The money that is expected to be saved on petrol is another selling point of the cars. They’re a pleasure to drive, knowing that one is not increasing the carbon footprint. It’s an effortless adventure, with no sounds coming from the engine or exhaust pipe.Renault TwizyAt Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium, people can also test-drive a Renault Twizy, an easy-to-drive commuter vehicle that can be plugged into many conventional wall sockets.The Twizy, designed to be an antidote to the air and noise pollution plaguing some of the world’s biggest cities, can be a bit strange to drive. If you are not a fan of scooters, this little vehicle may not be for you.“The Renault-Nissan Alliance applauds what South Africa and all the nations represented at COP 17 are doing to reduce the threat to our environment and standard of living due to global warming,” said Hideaki Watanabe, Renault-Nissan Alliance managing director: Zero Emission Business.“The Alliance wants to be part of the solution for a sustainable society,” said Watanabe. “Our electric vehicles – which consume no fuel whatsoever – offer a real and affordable solution to drastically reducing CO2 emissions.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Ohio No-till Conference Dec. 6

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Do you have problems or issues with weeds, slugs or planting into cover crops? Are you concerned about federal policy and the next farm bill? Do you have a question about a no-till topic not covered by the agenda below?The goal of the Ohio No-Till Council is to answer your questions and solve your problems at the annual conference, Dec. 6, at Der Dutchman Restaurant, Route 42, Plain City.How about planting into cover crops? You will learn how to set closing wheels for green covers and how to eliminate hairpinning (for either green or dead covers). A pusher bar is recommended for tall cover crops. For planting cover crop seed, a planter works best for a single variety. Or with individual hoppers, you can have two varieties in alternate rows, such as Austrian winter pea and oilseed radish. A drill works best for multi-species covers. Bill Lehmkuhl and Bret Margraf will lead this discussion to close the morning program.The program opens at 9 a.m. Arrive early to enjoy coffee, donuts and visit with exhibitors. The first topic is “Battling slugs, voles and other varmints that love no-till and cover crops.” Learn from the experiences of three panelists: David Brandt, Fairfield County; Mike Daley, Consultant; and Neil Badenhop (Valent).Another panel will discuss federal ag policy, especially as it relates to no-till. The Moderator will be Joel Penhorwood of Ohio AgNet and scheduled panelists are Bill Richards, Mark Smith, and Fred Yoder.The annual No-Till Awards will be presented just before lunch. Recipients are: Frank Gibbs, Fisher’s Ag Service, Nathan Wilson, and two students, Chet Margraf and Bernard Kuether. Kale Marketing sponsors the plaques.The afternoon program begins with Steve Groff of Pennsylvania. He has a distinguished history of no-till innovations and is now coaching farmers on cover crops. His topic is “Cover crops, no-till, and marketing opportunities forcrops (and livestock) grown on healthy soil with conservation practices.”Three no-till farm families will share their own no-till story. You will hear a variety of situations, challenges and solutions. The three are: Nathan Wilson, Pickaway County; Nathan Brause, Crawford County; and Vince, Dan and Tyler Uetrecht, Warren County.The closing speaker will be Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension in Auglaize County. He studied weeds for his Ph.D. and will discuss strategies and practices to battle resistant weeds, including waterhemp, Palmer, and rag- weed. Even if you don’t currently have a problem, you likely will soon if you don’t plan to prevent infestations. The program will wrap up about 4 p.m. CCA credits will be available.last_img read more

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Winter bird feeders: Get ready for a busy season

By on December 3, 2019

first_imgThousands of bird watchers are helping ecologists decipher changing patterns of where birds spend the winter: Increasingly, birds that fled south for the season are staying put. As temperatures have risen over the past 2 decades, the mix of bird species flocking to winter bird feeders in eastern North America is changing, according to a study published online on Thursday in Global Change Biology, which used data collected by birding enthusiasts through Project FeederWatch. Tiny birds that used to be scarce in the frosty New England weather—Carolina wrens (above), chipping sparrows, and yellow-rumped warblers—have become an increasingly common sight. Overall, the types of birds found together shifted northward by 70 kilometers each decade, according to the study. It’s possible that other changes—primarily habitat loss—might have altered bird communities as well. But scientists have observed similar results in bird communities in Europe, as well as for individual bird species in North America, persuading researchers that climate is key, said lead author Karine Princé, an ecologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. No word yet on whether changing bird feeder demographics might have ecological ripple effects, as newcomers compete for scarce food in winter. But, Princé says, it’s a “strong possibility.”last_img read more

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