The staff of Elche makes Christmas for the children admitted

first_imgThe children admitted to the two hospitals of Elche, the General University and the Vinalopó Salud, have received on Thursday the visit of a broad representation of Elche CF. Led by the president of the entity, Joaquín Buitrago, and by the coach, José Rojo ‘Pacheta’, the little ones enjoyed the presence of their soccer idols, of those who received gifts, gifts and best wishes to return soon to the Martínez Valero stadium. The players of the first team of Elche CF who have attended both centers have been Gonzalo Verdú, Juan Cruz, Josan, Nuke Mfulu and Óscar Gil. The Female Elche has been represented by the players Sara Roca, Mari Angeles and Curls. The subsidiary, the Ilicitano, for Jero Rocamora, Iván Cassano and Perujo. And the section of Irefrank Elche CF Sala by Kiwi and Kike. Everyone has been very close and affectionate towards children, to those who have invited to go to the Martínez Valero stadium in some meeting of the second round of the League championship.Those responsible for both centers have thanked the commitment and solidarity of soccer players, technician and president with hospitalized children, showing their gratitude and generosity on these important dates for the little ones, a few days after the arrival of their majesties the Kings of the East.last_img read more

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Toni Nadal: “I was a difficulty for Rafa, a demanding coach and sometimes very hard”

first_img“If I discuss myself, a good factor I feel was the demand. Rafael was a boy who, from a very younger age, demanded the identical factor within the ultimate of the European Championship as in day by day coachingI feel it was tougher for Rafael to coach with me than to play the European championship.“That day by day requirement is what I feel has led him to develop his situations to the utmost, evidently he has turn into primary due to his effort, due to his expertise, but in addition due to working with nice dedication every single day, “added the person from Manaco.Toni Nadal considers that it’s troublesome to have a determine like Rafael Nadal once more in tennis within the instant future.“It’s very troublesome to say this as a result of he’s a relative, however it isn’t simple for there to be a new Rafael Nadal, as a result of up to now just one surpasses him in Grand Slam tournaments, Roger Federer. “Via the Tennis Academy, which now has a number of branches working on the planet, they hope to transmit the phantasm and love for the game.Toni Nadal defined that the way forward for tennis will probably be quick and with higher bodily preparation than up to now.“All sports activities are transferring in the direction of greater velocity and that’s the way forward for tennis, individuals are getting extra ready, bodily sturdy, and the ball is being pushed quicker, that’s what I feel goes to set the development, however it’s also true that these of the opposite technology proceed to win, “he mentioned. Toni Nadal, uncle and former coach of Rafael Nadal, assured this Thursday that he represented “a difficulty” for the event of the race of the winner of 19 Grand Slam tournaments.“I was a difficulty for him, I was a demanding coach, sometimes too onerous, I imagine in toughness as a means not an finish”, Toni Nadal acknowledged when beginning at the present time a camp in Cancun, Mexican Caribbean.Since Rafael was 7 years previous, Toni Nadal turned his shadow to take him to provide “a little extra” in every of his exercises and in day by day life. His strategies, he admits, have been at all times marked by stress and the best demand.He stood behind him in each apply, to not the aspect or far, simply a few steps in order that always I felt the stress of getting somebody watching.In lengthy coaching days, chen fatigue appeared, it was at all times the identical phrase: “a little bit extra” and that, through the years, was what gave Rafael Nadal the psychological energy and the bodily endurance to achieve the top of the hardest tournaments of his profession.Earlier than the media that gathered on the Rafa Nadal Tennis Middle in Cancun, the primary one opened outdoors of SpainToni Nadal assured that he solely obtained one factor from him, the demand.last_img read more

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Woman named to head sports federation in Saudi first

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Under the country’s guardianship system, a male family member — normally the father, husband or brother — must grant permission for a woman’s study, travel and other activities.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set A princess has been named to head a Saudi multi-sports federation, in a first for women in the conservative Muslim kingdom where men dominate all sports, an official said Saturday.The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan has become “the first woman to lead a federation” covering sporting activities for men and women.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ UST claims 5th UAAP beach volleyball title Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny In August 2016, the princess scored another first for women in Saudi Arabia when she was named by the cabinet to a senior post in the kingdom’s equivalent of a sports ministry.A daughter of a former Saudi ambassador to Washington, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Princess Reema is a graduate in museology from an American university.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSaudi Arabia does not allow women to practice sports in the public sphere and even the introduction of private sports centers for women has aroused criticism among religious conservatives in the Gulf state.Although the kingdom announced it will lift a ban on women drivers from next June as part of a reform push, it still retains tight restrictions on women and imposes a strict segregation of the sexes. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

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Howard leads Hornets past Warriors

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Hornets: Guard Kemba Walker, who leads the team with a 21.6 scoring average, entered Friday’s game mired in a bit of a shoot slump. He made just 37.7 percent from the field the previous eight games, including 29.5 percent on 3-pointers. He made just two of his first 12 against the Warriors, but warmed up to score 16 points.Warriors: Kerr seconded Green’s endorsement of Kevin Durant as a possible Defensive Player of the Year. “To be mentioned in that conversation is a huge testament to the work he’s put in and what he means to our team,” Kerr said. Durant, a four-time NBA scoring champ, has blocked at least two shots in 10 consecutive games . F Omri Casspi sat out two days after spraining his right ankle against Utah. “It’s not too bad. There’s not much swelling,” said Kerr, adding that Casspi could play Saturday against Memphis, but no later than Wednesday at Dallas.UP NEXTHornets: Visit Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Warriors: Host Memphis on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Hornets won just their third road game of the season.“They’ve had a tough go this year,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “They came in and earned it. They took it to us.”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 folkCharlotte, beginning a four-game road trip, arrived with a 2-12 record away from home.“To get this win here against this team the first game of the road trip means a lot,” Silas said. “Hopefully, we can carry that forward.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Six Hornets players scored in double figures, led by Howard, who also had 12 rebounds and seven assists.The veteran big man had his way inside, especially when the Warriors tried to defend him with rookie Jordan Bell, who was giving up two inches and 40 pounds. “Obviously, we didn’t defend well in general,” Kerr said. “Jordan was overpowered.”On the night before the Warriors expect Stephen Curry to return from his sprained right ankle, they lost for just the second time in their past 15 games. They are 9-2 without Curry.“We’ve definitely been missing him,” said Kevin Durant, who scored 27 points to lead the Warriors. “We’re going to definitely be a different team when he comes back.”Klay Thompson scored 24, 13 of them in the first quarter. Draymond Green had eight points, 11 rebounds and tied his career high with 16 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Booker overcomes tough night to rally Suns past Kings Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Kerr said the difference was an old story.“Turnovers . they got 32 points off our turnovers, 18 of them,” he said. “What’s discouraging is just so many of them feel careless and silly and pointless. Too many times we’re going for the home run assist. We’ve got to just make simple passes and plays.”The league’s best third-quarter team, Golden State trailed 79-75 after the Hornets outscored them 26-22 in the third. Two nights earlier, the Warriors scored 42 third-quarter points to bury the Utah Jazz.“We’re not going to do that every third quarter,” Kerr said. “We didn’t bring the juice.”It didn’t get any better for the league’s defending champs.Golden State got no closer than three points in the fourth quarter, and Charlotte’s lead reached 95-81 when Jeremy Lamb scored a layup off a feed from Howard to cap an 11-0 run with 6:30 left.CURRY’S RETURN: Kerr stopped short of a definitive promise that two-time MVP Curry will return Saturday night against Memphis after missing 11 games with a right ankle sprain. “I would say most likely he’ll play,” Kerr said. “We had a talk with him and he was feeling good. So we’ll see how he’s feeling (Saturday) morning.”Kerr said Curry likely will have a minutes limit, adding just his presence is a boost to the team.“When he’s around, everybody feels better,” Kerr said. “It’s good to have him in the building, but it’s more fun to have him on the floor.”TIP-INS Charlotte Hornets’ Dwight Howard scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Dwight Howard was so good Friday night against the defending NBA champs that acting Charlotte Hornets coach Stephen Silas rode him to the finish line of a 111-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors.“He was great,” Silas said after Howard scored a season-high 29 points. “I couldn’t take him out in the second half.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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PVL: FEU gets past San Beda for 2nd straight win

first_imgFar Eastern University buckled down and repulsed San Beda in four sets, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21, 25-22, for its second straight win in the 2018 Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Tamaraws got to the 24-20 match point after the Lady Red Spikers fumbled the ball four times.San Beda, however, managed to score two more points after Cesca Raqraquin’s hit and a net touch in FEU, 24-22.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Grace Carandang then finished things off with a quick dump after FEU head coach George Pascua’s timeout.Pascua said they’re still fixing the team’s chemistry after the departure of Bernadeth Pons, who graduated after 80th season of the UAAP, and the absence of Toni Rose Basas, who is nursing an infection on her right ear. “This is still a long journey, the chemistry is still being fixed,” said Pascua in Filipino as his team improved to 2-0. “These two games are like the experimental stage so we’re still looking how these players will fit into their positions.”“Chemistry is very important and that’s what we’re developing.”Celine Domingo had 22 points to lead the Lady Tamaraws while rookie Lycha Ebon added 10.Nieza Viray led San Beda with 17 points while twin sister Ella had 12.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Jakarta inspects restaurants to ensure food quality ahead of Asian Gameslast_img read more

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Anti-corruption forum held for local MPs

first_imgMembers of the National Assembly are currently undergoing a two-day parliamentary forum on anti-corruption.Sir Kevin Barron addressing the participants at the openingceremony of the anti-corruption parliamentary forum held at the Marriott HotelThe forum is a partnership between the Guyana Parliament and the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). The UK delegation is being led by UK parliamentarian, Sir Kevin Barron and includes another UK parliamentarian, Lord Callanan, David Melding of the National Assembly for Wales, Eve Samson Clerk of the European Union Scrutiny Committee – House of Commons, and Rachel Atkins from the CPA-UK.During the opening ceremony on Thursday at the Marriott Hotel, Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, said this forum will enhance the knowledge of MPs on corruption. He noted too that it is a good step for parliamentarians as well as the public to be aware of the existence of corruption, recognise the signs of corruption and to feel bold enough to take steps to combat corruption.“The potential for corruption is pervasive in our daily lives as we undertake the responsibilities entrusted to us. Whenever we must interact with the public or indeed with one another, whenever we must deliver services and ensure that the improvements slated for a particular area or regionsare fairly and evenly distributed,whenever contracts are to be granted or works undertaken, there exists the potential for corruption,” the Speaker posited.UK parliamentarian, Sir Kevin Barron and Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland at the head tableDr Scotland outlined that the fight against corruption is an ongoing process and this forum will take Guyana further along the anti-corruption road. He mentioned some of the country’s noteworthy achievements along this line such as the National Assembly passing Resolution Number 19 of 2013 giving birth to the four Parliamentary Sectorial Committees, the passage of the Integrity Commission Bill in July 1997 and its accidence to the United Nations Convention against Corruption.The speaker added that these progressions overtime has resulted in the revised draft Code of Conduct for members of the National Assembly and public office holders. Moreover, Dr Scotland outlined that the fight against corruption needs to be a collaborative effort hence he expressed appreciation to the UK delegation for sharing their experience.Meanwhile, UK parliamentarian, Sir Kevin Barron posited that his team brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge on corruption and anti-corruption measures, and is also looking to learn from their Guyanese counterparts as well.“What we want to share with you is our approach to these matters… our approach in the British Parliament, where we had to wrestle with some of these issues, very difficult issues some occasions. It is not easy for politicians to sit and judge other politicians… We hope to leave here in two day’s time, strengthening both the Guyanese Parliament in terms of how it approaches issues around the conduct of members and also wider issues of corruption, and also the British Parliament as well,” Sir Barron remarked.During the two-day plenary sessions on Thursday and Friday, Guyanese MPs over the two days, benefiting from presentations made by both Guyanese and UK Members of Parliament on several areas, including corruption, the role and use of Codes of Conduct, creating robust anti-corruption institutions and key areas of anti-corruption work in natural resources.last_img read more

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Term limit fix gets little support

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Californians appear unwilling to change term limits, according to a newly released poll, but are eager to take away legislators’ power to draw political boundaries. Nearly two-thirds of likely voters – 64 percent – say they don’t want to change a term-limits system they approved in 1990, according to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. That signals an uphill climb for advocates pushing a ballot initiative that would tweak term limits. Currently, lawmakers may serve a maximum of 14 years, but only six in the Assembly and eight in the Senate. The initiative would limit lawmakers to 12 years in the Legislature, but they would have the flexibility to spend all or part of that time in either house. “We’ve seen over the last several years that consistently at least six of 10 voters say term limits is a good thing and that few see the need for change,” said Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of PPIC. “To sell a change, there will have to be a message of support from the governor, Republicans, Democrats, the business and labor communities. So far, that hasn’t happened.” Legislators are hoping to use the newly approved Feb. 5, 2008, presidential primary as a springboard to changing term limits and other government reform measures such as redistricting and campaign finance measures – the latter two endorsed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, even as he has kept his distance from term limits reform. Recognizing the perception problem of placing a legislatively produced measure on the ballot, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, left the issue to his political consultant, Gale Kaufman. She is working with CalChamber, the state’s largest business lobbyist, and the California Teachers Association, the state’s largest teachers union, along with Schwarzenegger’s former campaign strategist, Matthew Dowd. The group, Californians for Term Limits and Legislative Reform, challenged the PPIC survey results, pointing to its own internal poll from late January showing 59 percent support for such a measure. That poll, conducted by David Binder Research, a San Francisco firm, questioned 800 voters with a plus or minus 3.5 percent error margin. What seems key is whether voters view the initiative as shortening the total amount of time or lengthening the time a lawmaker can spend in either house. Because it does both. steve.harmon@cctimes.com (916) 441-2101 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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Exclusive – Former defender Matteo applies for Leeds United manager’s job

first_img1 Dominic Matteo has become the latest former Leeds player to apply for the manager’s job.Jimmy Flloyd Hasselbaink told talkSPORT earlier that he was interested in the position at Elland Road, while Robbie Fowler has been linked with the role.And talkSPORT understands Matteo is also in the running for the vacant manager’s role.The 40-year-old former Scotland stopper played for Liverpool, Leeds, Sunderland and Stoke during a 17-year career Robbie Fowler and Dominic Matteo last_img

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Jarvis ready for West Ham return against QPR

first_img West Ham winger Matt Jarvis 1 West Ham winger Matt Jarvis says he is ready to make a first-team comeback against QPR on Sunday and hopes to finally put his injury nightmare behind him.Jarvis has been forced to miss the start of the campaign after picking up a thigh injury during pre-season.But the former Wolves forward has made a successful return to training and played the full 90 minutes for the the Hammers’ development squad in a 2-0 win over Sunderland at Upton Park on Monday night.Jarvis insists he is now ready to push for a starting place in the televised clash against London rivals QPR at Upton Park this weekend.Speaking to West Ham TV, he said: “It’s good to get out there and get some minutes, so I’m delighted.“I felt good on Monday. I’ve trained all last week and was in the squad for the Manchester United game so hopefully I’ll be selected for Sunday.”last_img read more

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Maradona offers to coach Argentina for free

first_img“I would return to leading the national team and I would do it for free, I wouldn’t ask for anything in return,” Maradona said on his programme, which runs on Venezuelan channel Telesur.Sampaoli is resisting intense pressure to resign following Argentina’s 4-3 defeat to France on Saturday during a World Cup campaign that was fraught with tension and disputes.The coach is believed to have lost the support of his players with some claims attributing team selection and tactics to captain and star Lionel Messi.Sampaoli, though, has another four years to run on his contract, meaning the Argentine Football Association (AFA) would have to pay a reported $15 million (12.9 million euros) to sack him.“Hopefully God will give me the strength to return to the bench,” said Maradona, whose own World Cup coaching campaign in 2010 ended in an ignominious 4-0 thumping by Germany in the quarter-finals in South Africa.“I’m 57, watching my country, which was beaten by a team that isn’t one of the best in the world — it really hursts to see everything that we’ve built destroyed so easily.”Maradona was a genius as a player, leading Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 and again to the final four years later.But his coaching career has been far less glamorous despite his stint in charge of the national team, in which he presided over a record-equalling 6-1 defeat to Bolivia.His last two jobs were in the United Arab Emirates, most recently failing to guide Fujairah to promotion from the Emirati second division last season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Diego Maradona, here with gilfriend Rocio Oliva, cheered on Argentina in Russia © AFP/File / Roman KruchininBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jul 3 – Diego Maradona wants to return to the position of Argentina coach and is willing to work for free, as Jorge Sampaoli faces pressure to resign following their World Cup travails.Speaking on his “Hand of God” television show, the 57-year-old Maradona, who coached Argentina for two years from 2008-10, said it was painful to see the current state of the national team.last_img read more

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