Coronavirus breaks into the day-to-day life of Valencia

first_imgThe fear what was in Valencia with the coronavirus, having traveled to Milan last week about 2,500 people, it was confirmed yesterday. In the early morning it was made public that Kike Mateu, a journalist who follows the news of the Valencian team, had contracted the disease during the days he was in Milan.The journalist went to the Clinical Hospital of Valencia at dawn and In the first hour he was confirmed that he was infected by the coronavirus. He was admitted there. In the afternoon, four more cases related to the journalist were announced, two of these people had traveled to Milan for the game and two others had not. Faced with this situation, Valencia activated all protocols yesterday and they are in direct contact with Sanidad to make the pertinent decisions both for the match that must be held tomorrow, against Betis, and for the return match of the tie against Atalanta, on March 10. Further, All club workers who traveled to Milan have been informed of the steps to follow in case of feeling some type of symptomatology. From doors to the outside, in the club they ask for caution about the information that is happening but right now one of the priorities is that both the players and the coaching staff are safe from any contagion. In fact, the club was in contact with Health to request information about some routine acts of the club such as the press conference that this morning coach Albert Celades should offer this morning, before tomorrow’s game against Betis.In fact, until this morning they will not decide, according to the protocols that mark them Health, if the press conference develops in the usual way or if there is any kind of precaution. Therefore, The holding of the press conference was not announced, nor was the time at which the training door will open (15 minutes) for graphic media to take their images.Late yesterday, there was no news regarding the match that must be played tomorrow in Mestalla between Valencia and Betis neither of the tribute to be held at Guaje Villa. Unless there are news about it today, the match will be played as expected. The tribute is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., one hour before the game.last_img read more

Eibar train again two months after the break

first_imgEibar educated again Saturday two months after the league break as a consequence of coronavirus. The footballers of the Gipuzkoan First Division staff exercised individually at the sports activities amenities of Atxabalpe, in Mondragón, and beneath strict safety measures to keep away from contagions, following the sanitary protocol agreed by the skilled soccer golf equipment (LaLiga).Along with the gamers of the first Barça outfit, 5 of the subsidiary (CD Vitoria) participated, As a result of then they might intervene in a league competitors that was halted in mid-March by COVID-19.All of them, like the members of the technical and medical corps, and different folks concerned in the present or future sports activities preparation of Eibar, They handed a medical examination on Wednesday that included a check to detect the coronavirus. Solely those that give a adverse outcome can now be part of the work previous to the resumption of the league.The eibarrés membership determined that Atxabalpe will host the first preparatory periods for sports activities de-escalation, to be carried out in phases. Part 1 (earlier) was solely the medical evaluation, which permits reaching the Part 2 (individualized coaching). And is that originally skilled footballers can solely train individually and away from one another in part 2, which for Eibar started yesterday. Thus, as Atxabalpe has two pure grass soccer fields, it’s extra appropriate than Ipurúa, which solely has one (the annex is beneath development).Particular person and shift work in order to not get collectivelyThe session this Saturday befell with warmth and solar on a spring morning. It began at 10 a.m. and lasted till 1.30 p.m. Though the coaching in whole lasted three and a half hours, every participant spent half of that point exercising.In part 2 of the protocol, which incorporates solely particular person bodily workouts, Solely 6 athletes can train per soccer area at a time, in order that they’re distanced from one another and keep away from getting collectively. As Atxabalpe has two enjoying fields, 12 gamers can intervene at the similar time. That’s to say, it’s essential to work in shifts, as in the factories, and distributed between the two fields.Sergio Alvarez and Pedro León have been the first gamers to leap onto the pitch, They have been adopted by the remainder of the members of the squad individually each 10 minutes, as much as a most of 12 footballers in the amenities.The blaugrana gamers They’ve been confined at house for 7 weeks, every doing a bodily preparation job supervised remotely by the technicians. Thus, the return to work to organize for a contest must be gradual in order that muscle accidents don’t happen.After performing totally different bodily activation workouts on the grass of Atxabalpe on Saturday, every participant was in a position to get pleasure from the ball individually, which was a launch after a very long time with out feeling that sensation as a consequence of the confinement compelled by the epidemic.The campus will get pleasure from weekly relaxation Sunday, so he’ll return to coaching subsequent Monday, in per week wherein he’ll train day by day till Saturday. Strict prevention well being protocolThe return to skilled soccer exercise got here with strict safety measures, in line with the sanitary protocol to stop contagion. Thus, the footballers needed to transfer one after the other to Atxabalpe, in Mondragón, of their non-public automobile and already modified from house, in order to not enter the locker room. They should have had the masks on their faces (Sergi Enrich wore a azulgrana with the protect of the Eibarrés membership) and gloves, and produce your individual soccer boots.Each needed to arrive at a selected time, as in appointments to go to the physician, with the intention that they didn’t get along with different colleagues, whom they noticed from afar. Thus, the essential bodily distance was put into follow to keep away from the transmission of a extremely contagious illness.Earlier than getting into the sports activities amenities of Atxabalpe, there was a membership safety one that took the temperature of the footballers with a ‘pistol’ (an infrared thermometer) with out touching the athlete. If every little thing went effectively and there was no fever, the participant entered the sports activities complicated and went straight to coaching. If a fever is detected, like every other employee, he can’t go to work simply in case and has to go house to keep away from hypothetical infections.Inside Atxabalpe, the soccer gamers couldn’t have shut contact with the technicians both. On the eve of a coaching session, every participant receives the individualized coaching plan, which incorporates what time he ought to seem, the bodily work to be carried out, the space the place he can train, and the time interval wherein he has to do it.Coaches and bodily trainers can management the preparatory session, however from afar. Thus, the Barça coach, José Luis Mendilibar, adopted the coaching from a distance and with a masks; similar to the bodily coach, Toni Ruiz. The coaching is behind closed doorways, with out spectators, and journalists can’t attend.Once they end their process, the athletes have to go away with out showering at house and in the similar garments with which they’ve educated. Earlier than leaving the place, they gather a bag containing the clothes (T-shirt, pants, and stockings or socks, along with the masks and gloves) that they may use in the subsequent preparatory session. As soon as at house, the gamers must comply with the sanitary protocol, taking off the used clothes and placing it in a bag that they may take to the subsequent enterprise day to Atxabalpe, the place they must depart it in a bucket clearly recognized with the message: garments to disinfect. So, membership workers will maintain disinfecting it, probably in a washer with cleaning soap, disinfectant and sizzling water, at greater than 60 levels temperature, wherein a whole washing program shall be chosen. And it’s that from 60 levels it ends with viruses.Rafa Soares turned 25Rafa Soares, the Portuguese footballer of Eibar, turned 25 on Might 9, simply when the Gipuzkoan staff started their particular person coaching.On account of the coronavirus, the Catalan staff couldn’t have fun their birthday with the Portuguese as regular, in a gaggle and on the grass. His companions – those that agreed with him – may solely congratulate him at a distance.The left-back defender arrived on mortgage on January 31 from Vitoria de Guimaraes and till June 30, 2021 (one and a half seasons).last_img read more

Torres vows to do best for Philippines in ONE championship debut

first_imgPossible La Salle reunion as Cardona tries out for Pumaren, GlobalPort LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “I’m quite nervous but I will do my best for the Philippines.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I look at Rika and I know I can take her on,” said Torres in Filipino as if she flicked a switch to turn her confidence on. “I don’t know if I’ll knock her out or submit her but I know I can take her on and I’ll do my best to represent the Philippines.”Jomary Torres of the Philippines ready to make her debut. Photo by Bong LozadaTorres looked like a wallflower in the elevated panel during the press conference but seemed at home when talking to Filipino reporters once she got out of the stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 21-year-old gamely answered in her local tongue and expressed her eagerness to step into the ONE cage come Saturday at Cotai Arena.“Even if this is my first time fighting at ONE, I’ll do my best to win,” said Torres. “I’m excited, I will fight Rika Ishige so I’m pretty excited for this opportunity.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments MACAU—She may have stuttered in the press conference at The Venetian in Macau, but Filipino atomweight fighter Jomary Torres has the silent confidence ahead of her debut fight in ONE Championship.Torres is set to fight Thai contender Rika Ishige in her first fight in the Asian promotion on Saturday in ONE: Kings & Conquerors here.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

LADA, Lofa Rice Processors Sign Agreement

first_imgTo build the capacity of Liberian farmers and other actors of the value chain for the enhancement of food security, the Liberia Agri-business Development Activity (LADA) on Monday, February 21, signed an agreement with two rice processors in Lofa County to upgrade their processing capacities.The two rice processors are Mohammed Kamara of the Agriculture Infrastructures Investment Company (AIIC) and John Selma of the Selma Agriculture Development Corporation.The signing ceremony coincided with the opening of LADA’s Lofa County field office in Voinjama and was attended by Lofa County Superintendent George Dunor, district authorities, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, farmers, processors and staff of LADA. Speaking at the program, the Agri-business Private Sector Advisor of LADA, Mrs. Watchen Harris Bruce, said the initiative will transform the processors into industrial rice processors to provide quality and standard rice for both the local and international markets.According to her, LADA intends to industrialize rice production in Liberia in order to improve the incomes of small holder farmers.She said the selected processors are currently processing rice at 2 metric tons a day. But with the provision of the industrial milling equipment, the processors will have the opportunity to process rice to 10 metric tons, adding that it will create market opportunities for several farming communities.“As we sign this agreement, we are beginning to procure rice mills to get the processors begin operation very soon. The agreement is on a 50 percent cost share arrangement that allows the processors to take full ownership of their businesses,” she said.Mrs. Bruce indicated that Liberia spends more money on the importation of rice and so it is necessary to build the capacity of local processors to help reduce rice imports.“There are plans to build capacities of additional processors in our targeted counties during the lifespan of our project to enhance processing,” she disclosed.Lofa County Superintendent George Dunor thanked LADA for helping local farmers in his county and asked the beneficiaries to make maximum use of the opportunity.“Our county is still striving to regain its status as the breadbasket so you, as citizens, must know that you are accountable to appropriately use the resources provided to ensure continuous assistance from partners,” he cautioned.Representing the Ministry of Agriculture was the County Agriculture Coordinator of Lofa, Theophilius Baah.Mr. Baah promised his office’s commitment to work with the rice processors to access better markets. Mohammed Kamara and John Selma said that they “are grateful to LADA for the opportunity” and expressed optimism in working with farmers to improve their incomes.Meanwhile, LADA has also refurbished the shop of a local agro-dealer in Voinjama City to reach farmers with necessary services.The shop is equipped with various agro-chemicals such as insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers and other farming implement.LADA is a US$20 million agriculture project sponsored by the United States Government under the Feed the Future global food security initiative with the goal to increase agricultural income through investment in the Liberian agri-business sector in Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Montserrado counties. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Aspiring filmmakers being urged to register for workshop

first_imgAs excited filmmakers and aspiring ones across Guyana continues to prepare their films for a chance to have their films screened at this year’s third annual Timehri Film Festival, it was recently announced that persons still have an opportunity to participate in its Documentary Filmmaking Workshop.Speaking to Guyana Times on Monday, Marketing and Logistics Director of the Festival, Alysia Christiani said persons interested in being part of the workshop – which is scheduled for May 28 to June 2 at the Business School, Brickdam Georgetown – can register online at informed that the workshop will be beneficial to filmmakers and even those who are aspiring, but do not know where to start.During the course, participants will learn how to create short documentaries focused on stories within their communities. It is also expected that the course will explore how the fundamental storytelling methods used in fiction, can be used to create immersive non-fiction films among others. The students will also learn the fundamentals of interviewing subjects, conducting research and documentary shots.The deadline for registration is May 28. The cost of registration from now until April 30 will be $36,000. Late registration fee will be $41,000.As it relates to the Film Festival, slated for May to June this year in Georgetown, outstanding films submitted by participants will be selected by a panel to be screened at the event.Culture, Youth and Sport Minister, Dr George Norton on Friday last noted his eagerness to be part of the event. He said although it is being hosted by a private organisation, he is happy that it is becoming a reality.Last year’s Film Festival was held during the months of May and June. It lasted for six days and reportedly featured over 26 short films.The activity saw partnerships with different countries. It was reported also that last year’s screenings of the short films were held at different locations across the country, mainly to target a wider audience.“Adero”, a short film which won the 2015 Caribbean Film Project, and was directed by Guyanese Kojo McPherson, was screened at MORAY House attracting a major audience including First Lady Sandra Granger and Ministerial Advisor on Public Telecommunications, Enrico Woolford.The film was about a brooding 30-odd-year-old corporate drone on a quest to find his true identity; journeying through his dreams as much as in the physical world.last_img read more

Emergency TB drug supplies procured – Govt

first_imgThe Public Health Ministry is providing assurances that everything will be under control, following the shortage and interruptions in supply of drugs to treat drug resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB).These assurances were given by Director of Pharmacy, Oneil Atkins and Manager of the National TB programme, Dr Jeetendra Mohanlall. The Ministry confirmed that there was a recent shortage of the drug Ethionamide. According to Mohanlall, however, emergency supplies of this drug arrived in Guyana last week and were distributed.Explaining the recent shortage, Dr Mohanlall said the National TB Programme is pushing for quality second line medication for Guyana’s drug resistant TB drug resistant patients. It is understood that due to some global challenges, the delivery was delayed.The programme had to resort to emergency supplies which arrived beyond the expected time of delivery. According to the Ministry in a statement, the four second line drugs used to treat these drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) patients are sourced from South Korea, Japan India and Cyprus, through the Global Drug Facility (GDF).According to Mohanlall, the medicines will be enough to treat “all drug-resistant TB patients for another year”. This is the first time in four years that we “had a brief interruption” of one of the medications for patients, the National TB Programme Manager added.Mohanlall also related that while there were 150 screenings in 2014, this figure jumped to 1540 in 2017. He also noted that of the 2015 cohort of drug-resistant TB patients, 40 per cent successfully completed the two-year treatment. This figure climbed to 60 per cent in 2016. The 2017 cohort of DR-TB patients are continuing treatment.He said TB patients generally have socio-economic challenges and they need psycho-social support in their management. To strengthen his position, the National TB Programme Manager is strongly advocating boosting the social protection of these patients which he said, “is in line with the END TB Strategy”.Although Guyana has a 90 per cent coverage of Direct Observation Therapy Strategy (DOTS), there are still many challenges presented by defaulting patients such as drug addicts, the homeless and the internal migrant population such as miners and loggers.In 2017 it was observed that a fifth (20 per cent) of the TB patients also habitually abuse drugs and alcohol.“These can be difficult to manage under the DOTS strategy and there are some who need to be in specialised care facilities such as TB Step Down Care Unit set to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2019,” Mohanlall said.last_img read more

Dawn Hastings-Williams downplays rumours of APNU prime ministerial nomination

first_img– says she’ll “know what to do” if offered roleWith elections fast approaching and analysts expressing doubts whether the Alliance For Change (AFC) will even be allowed to keep the prime ministerial candidacy, rumours have been circulating about a potential People’s National Congress (PNC) prime ministerial candidate.Minister of State, Dawn Hastings-WilliamsCurrent Minister of State, Dawn Hastings-Williams is at the centre of these rumours. A parliamentarian for the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Hastings-Williams was elevated to her new ministerial post this year after the resignation of her predecessor, Joseph Harmon, owing to his dual-citizen status.When asked by Guyana Times, Hastings-Williams noted that these were just rumours and that she has never been approached with regard to filling the post. Asked if it was something she would consider, Hastings-Williams noted that it was not on her radar at the moment.“When that day comes, I’ll know what to do,” Hastings-Williams said when asked if she would decline such a nomination if party leaders in APNU actually pitched such a proposal to her.There is speculation that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo will be replaced by the dominant APNU with someone from its own campPrior to the General and Regional Elections of 2015, APNU and the AFC signed the Cummingsburg Accord that stipulated conditions for the two parties to contest the elections as one.But throughout this political marriage, the AFC was criticised, especially by the parliamentary Opposition, for what many describe as the submissive role it has played since joining forces with APNU.Decisions, such as the closure of sugar estates which put thousands of sugar workers out of jobs, have gone unchallenged and have even been supported by the AFC. This is despite the fact that the Agriculture Minister portfolio is held by a party member, Noel Holder.In addition, there has been the strategic reallocation of responsibilities away from Ministries headed by AFC officials, to other Ministries. There is also the fact that the Cummingsburg Accord stipulation that the Prime Minister has responsibility for chairing Cabinet and domestic issues was not followed through.Questions have, therefore, been raised by analysts whether APNU would offer the AFC the same terms it offered in 2015 when the Accord was first signed. These questions took on a life of their own after the AFC’s wretched performance in Local Government Elections (LGE) in 2018.After Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan’s selection as the AFC’s prime ministerial candidate in waiting, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson had intimated that APNU was duty-bound to accept Ramjattan as President David Granger’s running mate as long as the Cummingsburg Accord was in effect.But despite the AFC choosing Ramjattan, the PNC has shown a dogged preference for the incumbent, Moses Nagamootoo. This has manifested in APNU officials making public statements in support of the Prime Minister.PNC heavyweight and Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence recently stated publicly that while the AFC has elected Ramjattan as its next prime ministerial candidate, APNU and the AFC have not met on this new development.The AFC top leadership had, in mid-November of 2017, moved to revise its governing agreement with its majority coalition partner. This made little headway and talk of revising the agreement petered out after the AFC’s showing at the LGE, where it failed to win a single Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC).At present, talks between the two parties still seem to be stalled. A meeting that was supposed to have been held last Monday between the two coalition partners was cancelled, with APNU sending out a release to say that documents were exchanged and would be perused.last_img read more

Benteke ends 14-game goal drought

first_img0Shares0000Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke celebrates after scoring against Leicester City during their Premier League match at the King Power Stadium on December 16, 2017 © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLEICESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 16 – Christian Benteke ended a 14-match goal drought with a 19th minute header for strugglers Crystal Palace in their Premier League victory at Leicester on Saturday.It was Palace’s first away goal of the season and they went on to win 3-0 — Benteke creating the second for Wilfried Zaha — to move out of the bottom three. The 27-year-old Belgian international striker owed his team-mates a goal after controversially missing a last-gasp penalty he should not have taken in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth.Last week, Benteke — who should have allowed Luka Milivojevic to take the spot kick as the Serbian had scored a penalty earlier in the match — apologised to his team-mates and manager Roy Hodgson, admitting he had let them down.However, the former Aston Villa and Liverpool striker denied his goal on Saturday was a means of repaying his team-mates for the penalty incident.“Not owed something because we are a team but I just wanted to show that I’m always involved and I will do everything to get back on my form,” Benteke told Sky Sports.“I’ve been really patient, I’ve been through a hard time but I’m a big believer and I really work hard. I just got what I deserved to get.”Hodgson, whose side have improved so much under his aegis that for the first time in their history they have gone seven games without defeat in the Premier League, praised Benteke but rued the fact he will miss the next game against Swansea because he is suspended.“I think it (the goal) will do a lot for Christian Benteke’s confidence, and the crowd really got behind him today, they appreciated his work rate too, and that was fully deserved,” Hodgson told Sky Sports.“They were singing his name which was fantastic because after missing the penalty he perhaps rightly, many people were saying, got some stick from the crowd.“But on this occasion they’ve turned very quickly singing his name and that was fully deserved.“I am surprised though he has picked up five yellow cards (earning the suspension) because he is a gentle giant, so I’d love to know how he picked up the previous cards.”On the pitch Benteke gave the perfect riposte by creeping in between Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson to head home Andros Townsend’s cross and then stuck his fingers to his ears by way of celebration.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Vivian Krause shines spotlight on finances and structures behind anti-pipeline groups

first_imgMore information on Krause’s work can be found on her Twitter account @FairQuestions. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Independent Investigative Researcher Vivian Krause was in Taylor on Friday, June 14, to discuss the controversy that Canada’s Resource Industry is currently facing.Presented by The North Matters, Krause particularly focused on the impact that the high level of activism is having on Canadian oil and gas resource communities.Krause shined a spotlight on the finances and structures behind many activist groups, especially those that are influenced by foreign funding.- Advertisement -According to Krause, the reason for the cancellation of many pipeline projects is because of controversy manufactured deliberately as part of a campaign to land-lock Canadian oil to prevent selling oil at a higher price.“The reason that these projects died on the vine is because of controversy and people need to know that the controversy was manufactured, deliberately, as part of a campaign to sabotage those projects so that Canadian Oil would be land-lock, kept in North America and couldn’t get it to overseas markets to get a higher price.”Krause says this campaign is being funded by an American Charitable Foundation, the Tarsands Campaign, that wants Canadians to find a better way to use fossil fuels in order to reduce impacts on the climate.Advertisement While Krause agrees that it is important to reduce the impacts on the climate, she finds it unacceptable the way it is being handled as it is giving the US a huge advantage which, she claims, is starting to hurt Canada as a nation.“People need to know that this is being funded by an American Charitable Foundation and they want us to make better use of fossil fuels that we still do need to use and to decrease the environmental climate impacts of our use of fossil fuels. We can all agree that it’s important but the way they’re going about it is unacceptable because it’s giving the United States a huge billion-dollar advantage, it’s hurting our country and now it’s threatening to tear us apart.”Krause believes that there are better ways of reducing the impacts of oil than to completely push Canada out of the global market and that Canada needs to become a leader in the future transition of energy.Krause says she is currently working on a documentary that further explores who is funding the anti-pipeline activists and the reasons as to why.Advertisementlast_img read more

Kisumu court dismisses Muhoroni KPL appeal

first_imgThe Appeals Court upheld the High Court decision that ruled that the club did not demonstrate that the decision to relegate it is grounded on unreasonable rules and standards.M’inoti says the premier league has progressed to mid-season and granting the applicant a reinstatement order would disrupt the league.Muhoroni Youth FC was relegated to the super league after finishing last on the table in 2017.Wazito FC and Vihiga United FC were promoted to the national super league after finishing top on the super league.Muhoroni Youth FC had gone to court seeking to overturn their demotion from the top tier league following a dismissal by the Football Kenya Federation after failing to pass the Club Licensing test.M’inoti struck out the appeal for lacking merit with costs to the applicant.-By Ojwang’ Joe-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Appellate Judge Kathurima M’inoti ruled that the court cannot grant application for the inclusion of the applicant into the league.KISUMU, Kenya, July 26 – Muhoroni Youth Football Club has suffered yet another blow in their attempt to be reinstated to the Kenyan Premier League after Kisumu Court of Appeal dismissed their appeal.Appellate Judge Kathurima M’inoti ruled that the court cannot grant application for the inclusion of the applicant into the league.last_img read more