Month: May 2020

Taekwondo is for all ages

first_imgTaekwondo instructor Jamuga Stone believes that with this community initiative, it will encourage youths to participate in meaningful activities and change the mindset to be positive people. Stone says martial arts can be used as a powerful tool to cultivate strong character and instil discipline within the younger and the older people alike.Stones Taekwondo will commence training on January 13, with registration on this weekend at the Jungle Gym in Tokarara suburb. There are three categories of the program. Kids between the ages of 7-12 years can take up the Little Dragons program while the Young Warriors program is for the teenagers. There’s also an adults program called City Warriors.The training program is not only based on the martial arts but Stone has also embarked on his nationwide community initiatives “Stay Strong – Kick Drugs out of PNG” and “Stop Violence against Women”.Registration fees are K60 for adults and K50 for children and students.last_img read more

Junior netball champs to start tomorrow

first_imgSeventy teams from 13 associations have confirmed their participation for the championships that will run from July 4th-6th at the Rita Flynn Courts.Teams have flown in from all regions in the country, including Goroka and Jiwaka.The championships have four divisions – U13, U15, U17 and U21.President of PNG Netball, Julienne Leka Maliaki, said this is the first time the junior championships are being held separate from the senior championships.”We want to focus on each division for the juniors. It will be a full week of netball as we also have the selections for the U21 national team later during the week.”The junior championships will be very exciting as we’re expecting a strong challenge from Lae and the New Guinea Islands teams as well.”It should be very interesting,” said Maliaki.last_img read more

The first goal, also by Maxi

first_imgMaxi Gomez was also the author of the second goal of his team, so With these two goals, he accumulates nine goals in the League and one in Copa del Rey and consolidates himself as the top producer of Valencia in the current season.This was the second double in this campaign of the Valencia attacker, who in the match against Barcelona failed a penalty after eleven minutes of play with a zero draw on the scoreboard. The arbitration record of the Valencia-Barcelona match (2-0) has awarded the first goal of the match to the Valencian striker Maxi Gómez. The goal, which rose to the scoreboard in the 47th minute of play, came in a cross shot from the Uruguayan attacker, who hit the back of Barcelona defender Jordi Alba before entering the goal defended by Ter Stegen.last_img read more

Why doesn’t Simeone’s Atleti press the rival anymore? Physical issue or tactical issue?

first_imgWrong in the changes. Simeone was not fine in the substitutions. It gave entrance to Vitolo and removed Marcos Llorente at the break when he had been the best of the media in the first part. Saul did not give a good pass and Thomas It had neither tempo nor rhythm nor did it succeed in delivery. The two deserved more to be replaced, although perhaps the Cholo removed Llorente to prevent me from seeing a card that carried him derby suspension of Bernabéu next Saturday. He also removed Correa and put Herrera (the Mexican despaired the mattress fans because of how bad he threw the corner kicks) when the Argentine was the only offensive dagger. And he took Saponjic when there were a few minutes left, when he had to take twenty minutes before the need to put centers in the area looking for victory.No alternation in the game. The direct football you It has worked for Simeone in all his successful and successful stage, but he has not only played long pitch and look for the second play, also has given other alternatives, less this campaign what It has no plan B, in addition to not being so successful in taking the rejection and not reaching the rival area in the counterattacks with Very few troops. It has a template to perform alternation in the game and handle several systems and several tactical plans, but only have one and it seems not wanting to make other plans and equip their players with weapons to attack more and better. The draw against Leganés knew defeat in the Wanda Metropolitano. The cholista pizza choked at noon and Aguirre fit him better the cucumber pizza The Athletic he made a very bad first time before him Leganés He gave the ball to the team cucumber and made an intensive retreat looking to steal the ball and throw the ball to Morata. Looking for a tactical explanation why most first parts what Atlético de Simeone does this season they have been horrible it could be concluded that the Argentine coach only gives an indication to his players: Morata long ball and if he hooks it, we leave our own field. If this play does not occur, there is no plan B, there is no other tactical instruction of the coach as seen when analyzing in detail the first half of the Leganes, as well as all the first 45 minutes in which Atlético has given a Terrible image The first time, Cholo cooked his usual pizza and played with 1-4-4-2 system and in the second half it changed to 1-4-3-3, while Aguirre’s cucumber pizza was 1-5-4-1 perfectly executed in combinatorial football and withdrawal.No pressure. Atlético did not go out to pressure Leganés. Unlike, he fell back in his field and mastery of the ball and Oblak made more stops what Pichu Cuellar In the first half. Why doesn’t Simeone’s Atleti press the opponent in the first parts? That is the question that arises. Don’t press for a physical issue? Is it that the team can not stand more than a quarter of an hour pressing the opponent in the opposite field? Or is it a tactical issue? I mean, that Simeone orders to the team that intensive withdrawal to go to the counterattack and it does not matter if it is in the Metropolitan Wanda before a team with lower resources such as Leganés. The last minutes of the first part pressed three quarters of field and in the second half advanced lines and went out to have the ball and dominate the Leganés. Why didn’t you do it from the beginning?Thinking of defending. The attacks made by Atlético in the first part began in their own field with torn from Morata and Joao Felix that they did not succeed because of the distance they had to travel and to make each war on their own. Just performed well a fast attack in which Correa arrived on the right and arrived at the area on topr Marcos Llorente, Joao Félix and Morata, He finished off and for Cuellar. It seems that Atlético players when they attack are thinking about what to do when they lose the ball to defend, that they do not focus on attack moves and that they are not rehearsed, because many times they don’t know who to pass neither as Make the progression in the game.last_img read more

El Rayo signs forward Yacine Qasmi until 2022

first_imgYacine Qasmi is new Lightning player. The franjirrojo club and Elche have reached an agreement for the transfer of the Franco-Moroccan striker, 29, until 2022. The attacker will arrive in Madrid in the next few hours to pass medical examination.Yacine has played 27 matches with Elche this season and has scored seven goals. The striker arrived at the Ilicitano club last winter market (cost about € 300.00), from Melilla, and since then became one of the pillars of Pacheta’s team. Yacine trained in the lower categories of the PSG, with whom he debuted in the Europa League. He went to the subsidiary of the Stade Rennais and, later, got involved in our Second B in the ranks of Getafe B, Sporting B, Sestao River, Compostela, Alcoyano, Mérida and Melilla. International with the lower categories of Morocco, Yacine reached his best scorer record (ten goals) in the 2015-16 season with Alcoyano and in 2017-18 with Melilla. This campaign already has seven goals, a good premise for a team that generates as much as Lightning.The arrival of Yacine opens the exit doors to Piovaccari. Paco had already warned that the Italian would not leave Vallecas until the arrival of another nine materialized. So that the ‘Operation Exit’ is also accelerated in these last hours of market.last_img read more

Leganés trusts Juan Soriano before the challenge of assaulting the Levant

first_imgJuan Soriano, goalkeeper of Leganés, will repeat in the title against Levante, a rival that invites the redemption of the Sevilla player. Against the granota, in the first round, he crossed an ocean of sensations that went from anger to failure in the goal (goal) of Campaña, to the impotence of seeing how Aitor took the 2-2 in the last sigh of the game. This duel in Orriols arrives with the Leganes dump in showing his confidence despite the slip he committed against the Royal Society. Soriano, who is occupying the square of Cuéllar by sanction (The Pichu will meet his second and final punishment match tomorrow), He made a bad clearance with his feet, one of his specialties, in a play that ended with Isak’s 0-1. The matter left a runrun in the stands. Javier Aguirre, in public, went out to defend him with the normality that Vasco injects him into life. “Juan doesn’t need any work, because he is a very confident boy. To be a goalkeeper you have to have eggs. And he has them. We are all wrong. There is nothing special to do. On Saturday (for tomorrow’s game) he will do well. And if you’re wrong, nothing happens. (…) No one can convey that negativity to us, ”insisted the coach to shield Soriano and any other player against possible toxic criticism.In private, the week has passed with the staff executing the coach’s philosophy. First, motivating a footballer who is one of the most beloved of the squad and that, remember within the team, is barely 22 years old. Accelerating the pressure on his shoulders would be less productive.In Copa, they add in the dressing room, he has had good performances and whenever he has felt safe, he has taken a step forward to complete good performances. There is full confidence in him and that, against Levante, he will be ready to take on the challenge of defending the goal cucumber in a complicated game that Leganés assumes with the firmness of knowing that he could get them off the descent for the first time this season.last_img read more

Atlético gets fed up with VAR

first_imgCerezo said at the end of the derby his disapproval when applying the VAR and after Atlético-Granada the indignation has been increasing. Nobody wants to raise their voice again very prominently, but the discomfort is evident. Atlético is very sensitive and understands that not all clubs are treated equally on the subject of arbitration and the VAR. Atlético won Granada 1-0 and took three points that are very important for the rojiblanco team in the fight for the Champions League positions. Simeone’s team won but no one was happy with the Soto Grado arbitration. Atlético did not finish satisfied with the arbitration work in the past derbAnd neither in the clash against the Granada team. The play that irritated the rojblancos most was the one starred by Soldier and Correa in the first half. Soldier stuck his elbow in Correa’s face and the referee saw nothing in that action. But the rojiblanco discomfort has to do with the fact that the action was not reviewed by the VAR, where Medié Jiménez was. Nobody notified the referee of the lack of the Granada striker, which would have been a penalty and the second yellow card for the Granada player. last_img read more

Atalanta conditions everything

first_imgThe idea is power recover Coquelin, Gayà, Rodrigo and obviously Florenzi for the Champions League match against Atalanta, in San Siro, which would leave a fairly neat call for the most important match in European competition in many years. In fact, the only one of the three that could force to bequeath to the stake against the mattresses would be Gayà, with a strong blow. But, today, Celades prefers not to take risks and that the international side is in perfect condition for next Wednesday’s duel.So things, casualties against Atlético could skyrocket until ochor since Florenzi was sanctioned yesterday with a match; Garay and Piccini are long-term injured; Vallejo is not yet; and Cillessen continues with his hip problems and yesterday the session did not end. For this reason, the Catalan coach could consider aligning him with Atlético so that he does not get completely out of shape before a bergamesca forward that is one of the most scoring in all of Europe. Atalanta conditions everything. We’ll see if enough to give Mangala minutes against Atlético, a direct rival for the fourth place in LaLiga.Further, with the loss of Rodrigo, in the front also opens an unknown for tomorrow. Gameiro returns from an injury so it is perhaps too rushed to start with MaxI will play safe. The other options are Guedes, who has already played a few minutes, Kang-in Lee or even Nephew.This is the part of the injuredCoquelinHe has problems in the quadriceps area. He hasn’t trained this week and just thinks about being ready for San Siro.RodrigoHe has been playing with discomfort in both knees for weeks. He has decided to stop for a few days and also points to Atalanta.GayàHe has foot pain for a stencil since the Getafe game. I could force but the logical thing is to wait until next Wednesday.VallejoAfter two months in the dry dock due to a bone lesion in the foot, it already touches the ball. You must return shortly.GarayThe recovery of his crusader injury is already beginning. He has more than six months ahead of hard work on a stretcher and gym.CillessenFollow with pain. You have an inflammation in your left hip. The session didn’t end yesterday either.PicciniContinue in the final stretch of his re-adaptation to the group. Work tirelessly to return after many months. As the week goes by and Valencia’s workouts, Albert Celades it is clearing the X in the face of the match that will face Atlético tomorrow. Nevertheless, it will be difficult to find the balance between aligning a competitive eleven against those of Simeone and recover the headdresses for the game of the year, which will be played next Wednesday in San Siro.Actually, Atalanta conditions everything. Y The most normal thing is that those players who have any discomfort rest before Atlético and recover in order to travel to Milan next Tuesday to play the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. This is the case of Coquelin, Rodrigo and Gayà. For various physical problems, none of the three have trained with the group in this week so they are already given as almost certain casualties. For the tie against Atalanta, the biggest problem for Celades will be the central part of the defense. With Garay injured and Gabriel Paulista sanctioned, both for the first leg and for the return, to Celades he only has the option of aligning Diakhaby with Mangala, a totally off-center. In fact, he has only played three games this season plus one minute in the match against Ajax in Amsterdam. The last one was in Copa del Rey, on January 22, against Logroñés.last_img read more

Lightning is the king of a draw

first_imgThis last tie of the Lightning in the Heliodoro (0-0) feed the streak of the redheads that chain five (Ponferradina, Extremadura, Mirandés, Oviedo and Tenerife). It is not the first time this course they are immersed in such a loop, since they have already concatenated another five days (from the sixth onwards: Málaga, Almería, Fuenlabrada, Alcorcón and Elche) with tables on the scoreboard. Something that, without a doubt, is ballasting them in the face of their aspirations for promotion. For the vallecanos, the most repeated result this 2019-20 is being 1-1 (up to ten times).Paco Jémez has never been friends with ties. A few days ago he repeated at an press conference an idea that he had demanded from his players: “This team lacks madness because with our quality it would make us impossible to stop. This year we are marking less than any year. And if to do this we must fit, from time to time, I bet because that’s the case. So much tie says a lot about that. ” An unprecedented situation for the coach, whose Lightning had never achieved so many boards in previous times: five (12-13), four (13-14), four (14-15), eleven (15-16) and three (18- 19). Rayo Vallecano has signed up for a draw. This season has been nothing more and nothing less than fifteen, the same as Racing Santander, something that crowns them like kings. No one collects more tables than them in LaLiga. Valladolid has eleven in First. Nevertheless, those records also have no comparison in Europe. No major continental league team reaches those fifteen draws. Arsenal is the one who has harvested the most in the Premier (13), Metz in Ligue 1 (10), Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga (9) and Verona and Cagliari in Serie A (8).last_img read more

Valladolid and Eibar reject the LaLiga coronavirus tests

first_imgEspinar also explained how Valladolid is acting in this crisis: “From the beginning we were clear that we had to do everything on our part to preserve the health of our workers and of all the people who indirectly form part of the Club.” Clarified that the blanquivioleta players have received nutritional, physical and psychological guidelines to face quarantine.Regarding the competition, the spokesman assured that “Real Valladolid is in favor of honoring the competition and that it can be finished, although now is early to predict if that will be possible. We want to be optimistic and think that the championship is going to be over and that Real Valladolid will continue in the First Division. “Eibar will not use those tests sent by LaLiga either. The Gipuzkoan entity has donated the material to make tests to detect COVID-19 to Osakidetza (Basque Health Service). In the Catalan club there is no one with symptoms of the disease (fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, shortness of breath, dry cough), which is why in a gesture of solidarity he has transferred that material sent by the Professional Football League to to be used by people with coronavirus symptoms or risk groups (elderly or people with respiratory, heart, or defenseless problems). The members of the Real Valladolid squad will not perform the test that LaLiga has made available to all clubs to detect COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. The club itself made it public in a statement.It was David Espinar, the institutional spokesman of the Valladolid group, who transferred the club’s position on the tests: “It is true that LaLiga made them available to us, but we have not carried them out for medical and social criteria. No player presents symptoms and we believe that there are groups that are much less benefited and with more needs. It is they who should have priority.” Eibar understands that there are people who need higher priority to pass tests to detect COVID-19 than Barça footballers. The LFP (Professional Soccer League) sent tests of the coronavirus to the First Division and Second clubs to detect positives in the soccer players and technicians. The sooner sick people are detected by COVID-19, the better chance there is of avoiding further infections. Isolation of the sick in a soccer team would prevent the disease from spreading to the rest of the staff, and to the workers of the soccer entities. What LaLiga wants is that the sanitary problem affects as little as possible the teams of the highest category, to resume the competition as soon as possible – possibly behind closed doors – when the alert state is over.The Eibar staff have suspended group training for the duration of the health alert to avoid spreading the disease. Soccer players have been exercising individually since Tuesday at home, with personalized work, and will continue to do so during the crisis. Most of the workers of the Gipuzkoan entity have been working from home since last week. In addition, he lowered the blind of his official store, and of the partner and shareholder service office, located in Ipurua.Eibar have made the same decision – to pass the health tests – as Valladolid and Osasuna, two other clubs that have not yet been affected by the coronavirus. A different case to Alavés, Espanyol, Valencia and Real Madrid (basketball section), where there have been positives for COVID-19. Although the Catalan club has not been directly affected by the epidemic, but indirectly. The Eibar-Real Sociedad (1-2) match that took place on Tuesday, March 10 in Ipurua, has gone down in history as the first football match played behind closed doors in Spain by the coronavirus.The duel of rivalry between Gipuzkoans, held without fans and with empty stands, was very strange. Silence took over Ipurua, which Real Sociedad took advantage of, without pressure from the public in the stands, to obtain their first victory at the Eibarrés stadium in the First Division.Curiously, Eibar-Real Sociedad, on matchday 24, must have been played on February 16, when it was suspended due to air pollution due to the fire in a landfill in the Biscayan town of Zaldibar. The fire was caused by a landslide at the landfill that buried two workers, whose bodies have not yet been found.Yesterday Tuesday, Luis Rubiales, president of the Federation, charged against Javier Tebas due to these tests: “It seems to me irresponsible that having patients and life at stake do this. It seems out of the question to me that coronavirus tests are being used when there are people who need it. It seems to me that it is not knowing the reality. If they have all confined us. It doesn’t matter if you are infected or not. Does not matter. The result is the same. And if you have severe symptoms, that person needs a test. Not a footballer. He will be isolated. The administration has said it, everyone who has a test, masks, gloves, put it at the service of others. And there is someone who is sending tests out there and it is illegal. Must be punished. We all stand out and it’s an unpatriotic stocking. “last_img read more