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first_imgHunters gained two points after defeating competition leaders Townsville Blackhawks 11-10 on Sunday in Port Moresby.Hunters, together with Blackhawks and Burleigh Bears, have 10 points each but the other two teams have taken up the first and second position respectively due to points for and against.  Easts Tigers remain on fourth place with nine points after their win at the weekend against Wynnum Manly Seagulls 30-18.In fifth place is Northern Pride followed by Redcliffe Dolphins and Sunshine Coast Falcons, all on eight points.Norths Devils is eighth on the ladder with seven points, CQ Capras on six points followed by Ipswich Jets, Souths Logan Magpies and Tweed Heads Seagulls on four points while Mackay Cutters and Wynnum Manly Seagulls are yet to put a mark on the score board.last_img read more

first_imgTo press on with the Games in Rio, the second most affected city in Brazil by the Zika crisis, would be “irresponsible” and “unethical,” the letter argued.”Our greater concern is for global health. The Brazilian strain of Zika virus harms health in ways that science has not observed before,” said the letter, signed by experts in the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada, Norway, the Philippines, Japan, Brazil and South Africa, among others.”An unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries attend the Games, potentially acquire that strain, and return home to places where it can become endemic,” it said.”Should that happen to poor, as-yet unaffected places (e.g., most of South Asia and Africa) the suffering can be great.”Zika can cause birth defects, including a devastating syndrome known as microcephaly in which babies are born with unusually small heads and brains.Nearly 1,300 babies have been born in Brazil with the irreversible defect since the mosquito-borne Zika began circulating there last year.The World Health Organization and top US public health officials have called on those traveling to Brazil to take precautions against mosquito bites, and have said pregnant women should avoid areas where Zika is circulating, including Rio de Janeiro.The Olympics and Paralympics, set for August 5 through September 18, “will take place during Brazil’s wintertime when there are fewer active mosquitoes and the risk of being bitten is lower,” WHO said this month.And on Thursday, the top US public health official, Tom Frieden, said “there is no public health reason to cancel or delay the Olympic Games.”But the open letter, signed by doctors and researchers at leading universities around the world, expressed worry that officials are not adequately protecting the public against the danger posed by Zika.”It is unethical to run the risk, just for Games that could proceed anyway, if postponed and/or moved,” the letter read.The letter urged the WHO to “conduct a fresh, evidence-based assessment” of the situation in Brazil and its recommendations for travelers.WHO has ‘conflict of interest’Given the big financial investments at stake, the letter questioned whether the UN health agency was able to give a non-biased view of the situation.It said the world body may not be properly considering the options, which include moving the Games to a place where Zika is not present, postponing them until Zika is under control, or cancelling them.”We are concerned that WHO is rejecting these alternatives because of a conflict of interest,” said the letter.”Specifically, WHO entered into an official partnership with the International Olympic Committee, in a Memorandum of Understanding that remains secret.”It called on the UN health agency to disclose the memo.”Not doing so casts doubt on WHO’s neutrality,” it said.”WHO must revisit the question of Zika and postponing and/or moving the Games. We recommend that WHO convene an independent group to advise it and the IOC in a transparent, evidence-based process in which science, public health, and the spirit of sport come first,” the letter said.”Given the public health and ethical consequences, not doing so is irresponsible.”AFPlast_img read more

first_imgGo down in the semifinal against Barça for some inconvenience and caution, The match against Madrid did not miss it. It was one of the novelties of Cholo in the lineup. It was a final and the team needed the Commander, the third captain, charrúa blood, always a tribute to the sacrifice. But now He had been on the field for a hundred minutes, fresh from an injury and when on previous occasions he forced his muscles, he paid for it with long absences. The Uruguayan was the third change of the Cholo in the match and the first of the extension. He went to the bench making a fuss with his arms, He took off his socks and shin guards with fury, throwing them on the ground and therein lies the key to his anger, as he has learned AS: Giménez left angry at the field for being able to continue in good condition to continue on the field. It was the 97 ’minute of Madrid-Atlético when the fourth referee raised the sign with two numbers: the 2 of Giménez and the 15 of Savic. The Uruguayan had to leave the field. Y He did it upset, visibly angry. But not with Cholo or for change, as you might think. No. Josema’s anger It was with himself.center_img In fact, from that moment it was usual to see his tattooed arm appear on the bench, listen to him shout, cheer, motivate his teammates, as he did during the whole warm-up before the game, as if Simeone and Mono Burgos had an appendix, third coach, this Uruguayan. Who, by the way, the last time he appeared on the bench he wore two striking bandages on his twins made with ice. But there it was: half limping, with icy legs, and going one by one to his teammates, “Come on, come on, come on”, before the penalties that decided the game.last_img read more

first_imgJames (19) and Hilliard (14) transformed the white nightmare into realityThe worst score of the season serves to cut the 13-win streakThere are already nine seasons under the command of Alavés without victory in Moscow Photo: Reuters Moscow again. For the ninth season in a row, the team led by Pablo Laso has been unable to win at the CSKA Megasport. The cursed field of a Real Madrid that this time fell by 60-55 in a defense match and two rivals who know each other perfectly. In addition, the whites yield in their 13 consecutive victories and return to the doors of the historical record in Euroleague of the section.When Madrid defeated Zalgiris last week, he managed to match his best historical record in Europe in consecutive wins. But those of Laso have never been characterized by staying to look at the numbers and as the next challenge they were planted in Moscow, this time to try another impossible: win at the Megasport, which could never be done in eight years. The feat looked good, which would also serve to mark a new record of 14 consecutive wins. However, the Moscow nightmare came again. Nine seasons without Laso being able to get a win from there.And that from the beginning, with the mallet giving and enduring the defense, the merengue team was submitting that of Itoudis until reaching +7 difference with a triple of Campazzo (9-16). Hines and James tried to cut distances, but this time a Thompkins basket closed the first quarter with the clear Real Madrid lead (14-21).The second attack followed a similar rhythm, with an unexpected triple of Kings that added to the good defenses threw Madrid to the maximum of +12 (14-26). But the Russians are not to give up soon and led by Hilliard, James and Koufos drew their champion spirit to cut distances at the insistence of the Mickey or Laprovittola. A second meringue unit, where Llull returned (without success) after more than a month of leave, which would end up holding the local arreón and leaving the 26-33 to rest.center_img The losses of Rudy and Randolph in the visitors were not being noticed until then, but the second half began and those of Laso began to weigh their legs for the benefit of the CSKA. Especially from an unexpected Mike James, who with six straight points and a partial 8-0 starter put his own one up for the first time in the afternoon (34-33). The game was already in its climax, the two well-defined arsenals that began to exchange bombings. Hines first, Tavares later, Koufos replied, Campazzo returned and Hilliard left the equalizer for the last ten minutes (43-43).The Megasport in style and Mickey who completely dislodged him with a triple to open the last quarter, but a loss of Taylor, an easy basket of Sant-Roos and another of Bolomboy after a multitude of Russian offensive rebounds returned to those of Itoudis to the leadership of the meeting. There were still seven minutes left and Madrid went into some unsuccessful attacks, while James and Hines were responsible for taking theirs to +3 (53-50). Laprovittola and James scored in two and with the last two minutes both teams knew that the one that failed was going to be the winner. He was able to interpret the CSKA better, with a triple from Hilliard to sentence the night (60-55).That in which Madrid fell again, the impregnable field for Laso. Moscow is still cursed land and breaks the streak of 13 consecutive victories of the hitherto leader. On the other hand, those of Itoudis continue the persecution and already add a 13-6 that leaves them to two triumphs of the merengue table.DATA SHEET–OUTCOME: CSKA Moscow 60-55 Real Madrid.–CSKA MOSCOW: Mike James (19), Johannes Voigtmann (3), Darrun Hilliard (14), Nikita Kurbanov (4) and Kyle Hines (10); Joel Bolomboy (2), Ivan Ukhov (0), Semen Antonov (0), Andrey Vorontsevich (0), Howard Sant-Roos (4), Kosta Koufos (4) and Ron Baker (0).–REAL MADRID: Fabien Causeur (3), Facundo Campazzo (11), Gabriel Deck (4), Walter Tavares (2) and Trey Thompkins (14); Nicolas Laprovittola (8), Felipe Reyes (3), Jaycee Carroll (2), Sergio Llull (0), Jordan Mickey (5), Jeffery Taylor (3) and Salah Mejri (0).–PARTIALS: 14-21, 12-12, 17-10, 17-12.–REFEREES: Christos Christodoulou, Carmelo Paternico and Joseph Bissang.–PAVILION: Megasport Arena.last_img read more

first_imgHalep steps on the quarterfinals in Melbourne for the fourth time (his greatest end result was the ultimate he misplaced in 2018 towards the newly retired Caroline Wozniacki) and will face Kontaveit, who reaches them for the primary time. In reality, he had by no means handed eighth in Grand Slams (one thing historic for his nation as a result of nobody there had completed it) and took benefit Swiatek’s extra momentum, which added 42 profitable strokes however accrued 51 unforced errors. Halep maintained with Mertens a rivalry whose earlier chapter had ended with Elise’s victory in the Doha last, though in Roland Garros 2018 the winner was Simona, who solely made three errors this time on the Rod Laver Area. The document between Halep and Kontaveit favors the primary 2-0, though they haven’t crossed since Rome 2017.Outcomes of the ladies’s group of the Australian Open. Simona Halep and Anett Konataveit have been the primary to maneuver to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open this Monday. The Romanian, third favourite, beat the Belgian Elise Mertens (16th) by a double 6-4 in 1h: 37, whereas the Estonian beat the 18-year-old Polish lady Iga Swiatek with extra issues 6-7 (4) , 7-5 and 7-5 in 2h: 42.last_img read more

first_imgThe room gave him a heartfelt ovation and he turned once more with the phrases of thanks which his brother learn: “Many thanks to the jury for this award, which is a reinforcement to transfer ahead with enthusiasm. Inside the misfortune that I’ve to dwell I really feel a really fortunate human being for issues like this. (…) I dedicate it to all who’re glad that he has received it. Additionally to Rafael Nadal. With such good materials, good articles all the time come out. And I dedicate it particularly to my father, who’s at the moment combating a tough most cancers that all of us need to overcome. ”The Affiliation additionally made a particular distinction with José María Lorente, veteran Marca journalist, for his skilled profession. Deserved recognition from Budapest for Spanish journalism.AIPS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>José María Lorente greets together with his particular award for his profession.AIPS The Worldwide Sports activities Journalism Affiliation (AIPS) delivered yesterday at the Corinthia lodge in Budapest (Hungary) the prizes to the greatest publications of the yr.Carlos Matallanas, an AS journalist, obtained ex aequo along with Sebastian Ignacio Torok, a journalist from La Nación, second place in the Greatest Column class. The Nepali Prajwal Oli, from the Kathmandu Put up, received first prize.The jury thus distinguished the Letter to Rafael Nadal Y printed in AS in June 2019 Carlos Matallanas wrote together with his pupils, as he has been affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The work features a double unique concept: the recognition of the values ​​transmitted by the tennis participant and the private impulse that it implies for the journalist in his battle with the illness.Video and emotion.Carlos Matallanas, represented at the gala by his brother Javier Gómez Matallanas, was additionally current via a video in which he defined the causes that led him to write the letter simply after the twelfth Roland Garros de Nadal. “Nothing I wrote appeared unique to me, so I wrote a direct letter. It occurred to me to speak about what the greatest Spanish athlete meant and the way it helps me in my struggle towards adversity. These awards are a very good alternative to extol sport values, ”he defined. AIPS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Javier G. Matallanas collected the award on behalf of his brother CarlosAIPSlast_img read more

first_imgDo the echoes of Vinicius’s performance in the Classic follow in Brazil?Yeah right! Little by little, Vinicius is releasing and gaining confidence. He is very young but has a lot of quality and, above all, a lot of personality. His goal left me very happy.Is that the only thing missing, more successful against the opposite goal? Is it something that can improve over time?Yes it can. I saw Vinicius a lot in Flamengo and he jumped from Juveniles to the first team with only 17 years, that is not easy. The U20 category, which is a great base to learn, he did not live. He made a very big jump in Brazil without being one hundred percent formed. Some things in the field you see that he is testing, improving … especially the finalization and the last pass. It also strengthens tactically. You have to be careful with him.And patience? I tell him because I remember Vini’s tears when he marked Osasuna …He is almost a child who at 18 went to a giant like Madrid. You have to be patient. That day he cried in relief to free himself from the pressure. But he has personality to play in Madrid, he always faces, again and again. The Bernabéu likes that, he doesn’t have to change his identity. Something similar happened to me in Madrid, I never wanted to lose my style.You were left-handed and played on the left. Have the ends become natural leg? Yes, I was on the left, I was more comfortable. Soccer has changed. In my time were Reyes, Vicente, Denilson … Now you don’t play close to the line. You don’t see players like that.He also saw the emergence of Reiner in Flamengo. What has Madrid signed with him?He has proven in a very short time to be a very interesting footballer. Last year it was good for him to play in a very experienced Flamengo. What he played was impressive, with very important goals and assists.Does he look so much like Kaka?I do not like to compare (laughs) … But if there is a player who, by style, it may seem, is him.Tell me about Rodrygo. How should you manage to go from a hat-trick to Galatasaray to not play?With peace of mind He has shown that he can score and that he has quality. This season will help you gain more experience and adaptation.Why has Brazil now become Madrid’s favorite market?It’s normal, football has changed with young people. I signed in Madrid for 1997 at the age of 23 and was thought to be young … Today it is almost impossible to sign a player in Brazil at that age. The good ones go to Europe with 17 or 18 years because it is easier to adapt.Did it cost you more?Today there is more information. I arrived in Madrid in December. I had left Rio de Janeiro with 40 degrees of heat and landed in Barajas at 2 … and in my suitcase I was wearing the swimsuit. I wanted to catch the first plane back! Imagine! (laughs)last_img read more

first_imgJenni Hermoso, Sandra Paños and Hansen, leadersAs for individual names, Jenni Hermoso, Sandra Paños and Hansen stand out, who lead the table of top scorer, goalkeeper least scored and top assistant. The Madrid forward has a hard fight with her partner Assiat Oshoala for the pichichi trophy. Jenni, the top scorer of the championship, has 23 goals in 19 games played, while her Nigerian teammate has 20 in the same games.For her part, Sandra Paños is the goalless goal scorer with only five goals in 19 games. And Graham Hansen is the top assistant of the First Iberdrola. The Norwegian now has nine goal passes in 14 games plus the seven goals she has scored. Behind her, another Barcelona player, Alexia Putellas who has eight assists in 20 games and ten goals. The same goal passes has been given by the Tacon player Jakobsson, with eight assists and seven goals. Barcelona is rooted this season in the First Iberdrola. The Catalan team is the leader alone, undefeated after losing only four points (has yielded two draws), but also dominates all facets of the game. It is the highest scoring team in the championship and the least scored. To this we must add that in the individual classifications also He leads both the table of top scorer, top assistant and goalkeeper least scored. A dream season that wants to end with a treble in Spain. At the moment, he has already lifted the first title of the course, the Spanish Super Cup, and is well on his way to the league title. Meanwhile, in the Queen’s Cup, he is already in the semifinals, where he will meet Sevilla at the Johan Cruyff.Barcelona’s numbers are spectacular. The azulgrana add 59 points of the 63 possible. That is, he has only yielded four points in the 21 games played so far. With nine mattress points with respect to Atlético (second classified), Barcelona have the First Iberdrola title very close. They are the highest scoring team, with 86 goals, that is, they score a goal every 22 minutes. The 86 goals are double that of Atlético (43) and 40 more than Depor, the second highest scoring team in the championship. But it is that, in addition, He has only conceded six goals, that is, they score a goal every 315 minutes he disputes. Away are the 17 of Atlético, the second team that least goals fit in the championship. At the Johan Cruyff he has been able to score 55 goals in 11 games, with an average of five goals per game before his public, where he has won everything and has conceded five of those six goals that he has scored. At home, the azulgrana have only conceded one goal in ten games, although it is where they have let out the four points that have not won this course. Two left against Rayo (1-1) and another two against Atlético (0-0) in the only game they have not scored. He fits less outside, but they also score less with 31 goals in the games.last_img read more

first_imgThey are being hard days. There is no one outside the coronavirus crisis and society is staying at home to try to stop this epidemic. Many footballers have shown us in their networks how they are living their confinement and, directly or indirectly, they are offering us some ideas to occupy our time. Here we offer several rayista recommendations to pass the quarantine. Do houseworkThe day goes a long way and Catena He showed us another of his chores through the networks, in this case ordering his large collection of sneakers. And it is that our homes are an inexhaustible source of tasks: cleaning, cooking, ironing … “I have placed the closet twice and surely another falls this weekend”, he confessed Alicia, captain of the Feminine.To playSome opt for games like FIFA 20 or Fortnite. There are specialists. However, we can also test our knowledge of the Strip. Here, this trivial designed by fellow ‘Lightning Union’ (https://www.unionrayo.es/trivial-temporada-rayo-vallecano-1/).Listen to musicIt has become the anthem of this crisis. The mantra to hold on to when they are badly given. ‘Resistiré’ by the Dynamic Duo is one of the ex-Strip’s favorite songs, Bolus. It was before and it is now. “My family and my close friends have wavered my whole life because of it,” he confessed.Do sportFootballers and coaching staff they try to keep fit with the resources they have at home. In some cases they have a garden or terrace to be able to move around more, but others must manage on their floor. Sit-ups, rubbers … Any corner or object can count as an improvised gym.ApplaudRayists and non-rayists. Players and non-players. We all have an appointment at the windows and balconies at 20:00 to applaud in honor of all those anonymous heroes of the coronavirus: restrooms, restockers and ATMs, transporters, cleaners … “Thank you to all the people who are working and making things easy in these difficult times we are experiencing,” he said. Trejo.And of course … Being with the family!Video calls bring families who cannot live together this quarantine together. A good time to talk and listen. In short, to share moments with our loved ones (parents, children, couples, friends …) because even without kisses and hugs we can show affection. Morro’s aunt He has made a beautiful video linking a message from each and every member of his family: ‘Everything will pass … This too’. ReadIt is the plan chosen by Catena, who showed us in a photo four books on the table, four suggestions: ‘Ask the dust’ by Fante, ‘Complete poetry’ by Cesare Pavese, ‘Submission’ by Houellebecq and ‘The world of yesterday’ by Stefan Zweig.Two pro rayistas have also decided to do their bit and offer the free download of their books. This is the case of ‘Footballers of the Left’ (http://www.leemelibros.com/ebooks.html) and ‘A las Armas’ (https://we.tl/t-mMJY8xeA8Z) of Quique Hairstyle and ‘The samurai of Vallecas’ of Jesus Mesado (https://wetransfer.com/downloads/6d8fd749620a596af058d6ac460a99cc20200318142805/9302cc?fbclid=IwAR0zHpYYEiKFmu7ynmbP6pRG9Fj4zdyAsyRMqe_UEr7HreRDD7Watch seriesThe different platforms offer us a rich list of movies, documentaries and series. The latter has been the bet of Isi Palazón. The end hung a photo watching the new season of ‘Elite’ with his pet. One of the highlights of Netflix, where the Korean film ‘Virus’ is also sweeping.StudyMario Suarez He dedicates part of this time at home to training. In addition to being with the family, the midfielder continues with his SBA Master of the Garrigues Study Center, focused on sports management. Always a good option for the future.last_img read more

first_img13 Thibaut Courtois (27 years old) has taken advantage of this Wednesday evening to be closer to the fans. The Belgian, through Twitter, has answered questions that his followers have asked him. Best moment with Madrid: “Win the Spanish Super Cup and the Classic at home”.All-time favorite F1 driver: “Michael Schumacher”.NBA Preferred Player: “Luka Doncic”.Favorite player of Madrid when he was a child: “Iker Casillas”.Favorite goalkeeper as a child: “Iker Casillas and Edwin van der Sar”.If you are the tallest in your family: “Yes! Although my brother is 1.96 and my father is 1.93. Tall family.”center_img Favorite song of the moment: “Grayby J Balvin “.If you had not been a goalkeeper, in what position would you have played ?: “I played as a left back as a kid, but after my header against Valencia maybe I could be a forward too.”Favorite series: “The paper house, Prison Break… “.Best stop: “Against Neymar in the 2018 World Cup”.Sensation when Madrid’s offer arrived: “Very proud and happy !!”Pizza with or without pineapple: “Sin, please.”Live in Madrid or London: “I love both cities, but if I have to choose … Madrid!”Entertainment in quarantine: “Train, video games, series and FaceTime with my children”.Favorite sport to watch on the sidelines of football: “NBA”.Favorite Spanish food: “All tapas, in general”.Fastest player in Madrid: “Vinicius”.Retired player I would choose to play with now: “Ronaldo Nazário”.T-shirt that you liked the most: “The first I changed with Casillas”.last_img read more