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first_imgRoca played 91% of the minutes last year, for 92% of this. Sergi Darder goes from playing 79% to 86% this campaign. Melendo falls from 58% to 27%, while Captain Sanchez grows from 37% to 62%. Esteban Granero also lost until his departure: from 59% to 25%. On the other hand, Iturraspe (5%), David López (18%) and Pol Lozano (0.6%) participated in a testimonial way. Marc Roca completed the first part of the training with the group, although before continuing and for it to close for the media he went to talk to doctors and physiotherapists. A priori, the canterano will arrive at the meeting tomorrow, where he will begin the midfield again. On this occasion he will not be able to count on his usual partner, David López, who with Abelardo Fernández has taken a step forward and has returned to midfield.Again the fan is reopened in one of the areas of the field that has not worked this course. If Espanyol has not found stability in the defense until the arrival of Leandro Cabrera, in the midfield the pieces have been rotating with David Gallego, Pablo Machín and the Asturian coach, but the players are far from offering their best performance. Ander Iturraspe and Víctor Sánchez are the options that Abelardo manages to replace David López, who, with the passing of the conference, could even return to the center of the defense after seeing the performance of Naldo Gomes and Fernando Calero in the last European tie. Espanyol has also played with two midfielders, with three and even with two midfielders or four natural midfielders, without extremes. But the performance has not finished being the ideal. The engine of the team is still under review, waiting to find the best formula for the parakeet car to reach the goal of salvation at the end of the seasonAlso the defensive zone is pending that Bernardo Espinosa has just recovered from his discomforts that prevented him from exercising normally during the week, although also, as in the case of Marc Roca, he is expected to be next to Leandro Cabrera in the center of the defense. The defense is marked again ‘the goal to zero’After the match against Valladolid (2-1) and 3-2 against Wolverhampton (3-2), both matches with individual errors in the goals, the defense is once again aimed at Atlético de Madrid to end the goal to zero, something that has only achieved one occasion since the arrival of Abelardo Fernández: the victory against Mallorca.In fact, in LaLiga Espanyol has not stopped his bleeding of goals received. In this 2020 he has received ten goals in seven games, an average lower than before the coach arrived, but still higher than the goal per game. It has been compensated by Espanyol with the goals scored, which are also ten, so that balance, improving the defensive aspect and with the return of Raúl de Tomás, is the best argument to hold on to permanence.center_img The truth is that there is only a substantial change in the minutes accumulated by the midfielders. Óscar Melendo loses weight and wins Víctor Sánchez. The rest of the headlines accumulate the same minutes or even more than the previous campaign, more evidence of the structural problems of Espanyol from the beginning so that these players reach their maximum level.last_img read more

King’s 21 helps Adelaide win second straight

first_imgADELAIDE, Australia (CMC):All-rounder Stacy-Ann King shone, albeit briefly, but her Adelaide Strikers were still strong enough to beat West Indies teammate Deandra Dottin’s Perth Scorchers by 35 runs in the Women’s Big Bash here on New Year’s Eve.Opting to bat first at Adelaide Oval, the hosts rattled up 135 for six off their 20 overs, with King stroking a run-a-ball 21 in a 50-run opening stand with Sarah Taylor who top-scored with 48 off 37 balls.King struck three fours before perishing in the seventh over, leg before wicket to left-arm seamer Katie-Jane Hartshorn who finished with two for 20.Sophie Devine chipped in with a run-a-ball 32, posting 41 for the third wicket with Taylor.In reply, the Scorchers were dismissed for 100 in the last over, to lose their third straight game in the inaugural tournament.Jenny Wallace struck 29 from 33 deliveries but no other batsman managed to make it past 15.Dottin looked to be getting into stride when she stroked three boundaries in reaching 13 off 11 balls but was third out in the fifth over with the score on 30.Fast bowler Megan Schutt (3-11) and 18-year-old seamer Amanda Wellington (3-13) both wrecked the innings with incisive spells as Strikers won their second straight.last_img read more

Pons, Lady Tams eager to finish in top two

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism This string of early semifinals exits was enough fuel for Pons, who has been with the Lady Tamaraws since 2014 and had experienced all those Final Four losses.“For the past years we’ve always been on the bottom half of the semifinals and we weren’t able to beat our opponents,” said Pons, who had 15 points against the Lady Maroons. “We really want that twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next La Salle clinches Final Four spot, eliminates UE Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs the Final Four race in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball shapes up, one team is determined to put itself near the apex once everything is set.Far Eastern University is at stable ground after Saturday when it thwarted University of the Philippines in four sets, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-22, to take the third seed in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIEScenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Lady Tamaraws, who improved to a 7-4 card, are still in contention for the top two spots of the standings and skipper Bernadeth Pons won’t stop at nothing from leading her team to get that twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.“We still have three remaining games and we have to win all of those if we ever want to get one of those two spots,” said Pons in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Getting either the first or second spot will give us the advantage in the semifinals.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFor the past three seasons the Lady Tamaraws never cracked the top two of the standings with both Ateneo and La Salle comprising the duopoly of the twice-to-beat club.Since 2015, the Lady Tamaraws lasted just one game in the semifinals with Season 78 being the lone Final Four wherein FEU managed to stick for one more game after forcing De La Salle to a rubber match. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverylast_img read more


first_imgPortsalon Golf Club – Ladies BranchIn the forties at Portsalon Golf Club – It wasn’t just the fantastic weather in Portsalon Golf Club that was causing a stir last week or the record number of players out on the course but returning a card with 40 points just about got you in the winner’s enclosures, such was the standard of play.  Eileen McLarnon’s 41 points on Friday secured her the Dunleavy’s XL Store Open and Sally McGinty capped off a great week of play with a scorching 43pts to take the Brian McCormick’s Open on Sunday past. Congratulations to all the prize winners throughout the week and special thanks to all the Clubs Sponsors who made it the success that it was.Friday 8th July –Dunleavy’s XL Store Open Results 1st:Eileen McLarnon, 41pts, 2nd Dana Clinton, 40pts, Gross, Bernie McQuade, 27 gross pts, 3rd, Vera Kearney, 39pts, Visitors Prize, Mary O’Sullivan, 36pts.  Front9:  Sarah Nicholl, 22pts, Back9: Nuala McGarrigle, 20pts BOT:  CSS: 39ptsMonday 4th July –Brian McCormick Sports Open Results1st:Sally McGinty, 43pts, 2nd, Sarah Nicholl, 38pts, Gross, Dana Clinton, 24 gross pts, 3rd: Anne Busch, 38pts BOT, Visitors Prize, M O’Neill, 34pts.  Front9:  Susie Sweeney, 21pts BOT, Back9: Maureen Shanahan, 22pts:  CSS: 38ptsLady Captains Day (Marie Gilligan) – The must anticipated event of the year in the ladies calendar is fast approaching, Ladies are reminded that Lady Captain’s Day is Saturday 23rd July, time to make sure you have the requisite number of cards o or before Sunday 17th July.  Don’t forget to add you name to the list posted in the Locker Room in order to facilitate the draw. Team News: ILGU Intermediate Cup –Best of luck to team captain, Mary Barrett and her intermediate team who travel to Royal Belfast GC on Monday to play Castlerock in the quarter final stage of this competition.Dates for your diaries: Saturday 16th: Motor Neurone Classic, Saturday 23rd: Lady Captain’s Day. Monday 25th: Monthly Medal, Saturday 30th: Sean McGettigan Classic, Sunday 31st: Monthly Medal – (TBC), Members Competitions are ongoing – Check Notice Board for detailsGOLF: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB LADIES NOTES was last modified: July 13th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldailyGOLF: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB LADIES NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgGLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTESDinner danceThe club’s annual dinner dance takes place in the Station House Hotel on Saturday, January 30th next. Tickets will be available soon and can be booked by contacting club treasurer Bryan Faul. Music is by The Cufflinks and the night starts at 8pm. CongratsCongratulations to clubman Michael Murphy on making his 100th senior appearance for Donegal on Sunday last against Down at MacCumhaill Park in the Dr McKenna Cup. At just 26, not many inter-county players can boast such a record. Congratulations Michael and here’s to the next 100 games!First Aid CourseThe club is holding a first aid course this Saturday form 10am until 3pm. Anyone interested in undertaking the course should contact the health and wellbeing officer Elaine McFadden. DONEGAL SEASON TICKET & CLUB PLUS CARD FOR 2016The club is encouraging members to apply now for a season ticket now if interested. The ticket costs €200 but €100 of this will go back to our club.The ticket will entitle purchasers to – All Adult Club Games within the control of Donegal GAA (Not eligible for games at U18 Grade & Lower), All National League Games for your County, 1st Round of the Ulster Championship, Option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses, Option to purchase All Ireland Final Ticket should your county have qualified No Attendance Record Required.From each €200 Club Plus Card purchased Clubs will receive a rebate of €100 against their club levies on each Club Plus Card sold.The purchaser must choose the club from the dropdown menu. The rebate will be payable to the club once verified by Croke Park.Senior Clubs 65 members Intermediate clubs 55 membersJunior Clubs 45 membersFor Season ticket Holders who have already renewed but may now wish to get a Club + Card there is a process where their Season Ticket can be cancelled & they can then purchase a Club + Card.Please contact the Treasurer if you have any further queries VISIT https://www.gaa.ie/seasonticketLOTTOLast week’s lotto numbers were 5,7,12 and 14. Adrian Browne from Newbrook, Letterkenny matched 3. Next weeks jackpot is €1800 and sellers are Gary McDaid and Gary McFadden.Lotto sellers for the month of January are as follows: Jan 2nd Gary McDaid and Gary McFadden , Jan 9th Neil Gallagher and Kealan McFadden, Jan 16th Ciaran Gallagher and Paul McCool, Jan 23rd John McFadden and Darren McGinely, Jan 30th Joe Gibbons and Michael Canning. If your night don’t suit contract one of the the people on this message to change nights and any problem after that contact Cathal Gallagher on 0871239102.YearbooksThere are a few Donegal Yearbooks left and can be purchased by contacting either Bryan Faul or Peter McConnell.BingoThe first bingo session of 2016 takes places in the hall this Wednesday with 3 chances ofwinning €500 in a New Year Bingo special. The bingo starts at 9pm but players are advised to get their early. The club would like to thank all who play the bingo each week.NotesAnybody with anything for the club notes should email them to stephenwmaguire@gmail.com on before Monday evenings. Thanks you.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY TO HOST FIRST AID COURSE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: January 4th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

Allan Kyambadde also on his way to Egypt

first_imgAllan Kyambadde (left) during the 2019 African Cup of Nations match between Uganda and Zimbabwe at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on June 26, 2019. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)Ugandan footballers are reaping big from the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The Uganda Cranes put up a good show at the tournament, reaching the last 16 before losing 0-1 to Senegal.Barely a month after the tournament ended, three players have already secured moves to the Egyptian top-flight.Kahlid Aucho joined Misr Lel Makkasa SC, Abdu Lumala moved to Pyramids FC and Tadeo Lwanga sealed a lucrative transfer to Tanta Sports Club.With all the above three starting to settle in, another is understood to be on the verge of joining them.The player in question in KCCA FC forward Allan Kyambadde who is believed to be nearing a move to El Gouna FC.According to reports, the 23-year-old midfielder is expected to sign for the El Gouna based side later this week.Kyambadde has not been with KCCA FC to whom he was supposed to report back to after Uganda’s 4-1 victory over Somalia in the CHAN 2020 qualifiers last Saturday.He was also not part of the Kasasiro team that departed for Namibia on Wednesday morning ahead of the Champions League first-round first-leg qualifier against African Stars FC on Saturday.Kyambadde’s absence had raised suspicion that he may be on his way out of KCCA FC and it now emerges that he has been busy trying to complete a move to El Gouna.KCCA FC secured his services from SC Villa last year and after a blistering 2018/19 campaign, Kyambadde has hit the top.He was part of the Cranes team that was at AFCON 2019, featuring in all four of Uganda’s games.In the opening 2-0 victory over DR Congo, Kyambadde came off the bench to replace Patrick Kaddu with 15 minutes to play before he came on for Mike Azira in the 61st minute of the 1-1 draw with Zimbabwe.He was handed his first and only start at the finals against Egypt, playing 79 minutes before he was replaced by Kizito Luwaga.In the round of 16 game, Kyambadde played the last 32 minutes of the loss to Senegal, replacing Kaddu.If the move to El Gouna materializes, it will be Kyambadde’s first professional stint.He kick-started his career at Express FC in 2012 before securing a move to Vipers SC in 2014.After two seasons, he moved back to Express FC for the 2016/17 season.Kyambadde then crossed over to rivals SC Villa and played for the Jogoos in the 2017/18 season after which, joined KCCA FC as a free agent in 2018.With KCCA FC, he won the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) and also featured for the Kasasiros in the CAF Confederations cup 2019.Kyambadde (11) was part of the KCCA FC team that won the 2018/19 SUPL title.Kyambadde has featured in 18 senior Uganda Cranes matches since making his debut in 2014. He is however yet to find the back of the net.About El Gouna FCEl Gouna Football Club is an Egyptian association football club based in El Gouna, Hurghada, Egypt.The club currently plays in the Egyptian Premier League, the highest league in the Egyptian football league system.The club’s first season was in the Egyptian fourth division in 03/04, where they achieved their first title and secured the promotion to the third division.In the next season of the Third Division, El Gouna accomplished the same feat and promoted to the second division.In the 08/09 season of the Second Division, the club managed to promote to the top flight for the first time in their history.The team ended the 2017-18 campaign finishing top of the second division (Group A) after their 1–0 away win against Al Salam on 11 April 2018.El Gouna will play in the Premier League for the fifth time in the club’s history, having played four seasons in the top flight before with the 2014–15 season being the most recent.Comments Tags: Abdu LumalaAFCON 2019allan kyambaddeKCCA FCKhalid Auchotadeo lwangatopUganda Craneslast_img read more

QPR v Yeovil player ratings

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SA targets 2 500 engineers a year

first_img24 April 2008South Africa has set itself a target of producing up to 2 500 engineers per year, as part of the government’s Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition (Jipsa), to help the country deal with skills shortages.“Jipsa has targeted a limited number of priority skills thought to be some of the key constraints to economic growth,” said chief economist in the Office of the Presidency, Alan Hirsch, on Wednesday.“The key ingredient to growth was going to be that as government we could invest in roads, electricity, water and housing, in order to increase the capacity of the economy . in order to do all of that we need engineers.”Jipsa was created out of the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of South Africa (Asgi-SA), which aims to halve poverty and unemployment by 2014.Speaking at a report-back briefing on Jipsa’s activities for 2007/08, Hirsch highlighted that at the beginning of this decade, the output of engineers from South Africa’s education system was very low.“By the time we got to 2007, the output of engineers had already increased to about 1 500 per annum from a low point of about 1 200 per annum at the beginning of the decade,” he said. “We want to take it up to 2 500 engineers per annum as soon as possible.”Quality educationDeputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka added that the “Train the Trainer” project had to be prioritised in order to improve the quality of education in the country.She further urged learners who had dropped out of high school before completing Grade 12 to go back and complete their education, warning otherwise that they would only “swell the ranks of the country’s unemployed”.In addition to an amount of R48-million provided in 2006, the government has committed approximately R439-million between 2007 and 2009 towards improving education infrastructure in the country.The Jipsa 2007 report contains strategies to increase the number of registered and practicing engineers in the country, including increasing the number of engineering graduates and retaining and re-employing retired engineers.The issue of foreign recruitment of specialised labour had also become very important, Mlambo-Ngcuka said, adding that the Department of Home Affairs was currently involved in actively promoting South Africa as a destination for chemical, materials, civil, structural, and mining and quality engineers from abroad.“We are aware that we are busy losing skills [through immigration], which has now made the work of Jipsa more tricky,” she said, pointing out that the global environment had changed a lot since the skills acquisition initiative was launched.“There is a need now for us to up our game.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Video: Coke can creations

first_imgThe Jah Azanian Arts and Craft Combination are a team of four artists who create fashionable accessories from yesterday’s junk. They sell their work at the Zasekhaya market in Newtown, Johannesburg on the last Saturday of every month. Click arrow to play video.Posted on SouthAfrica.info on 27 March 2009.last_img

Marikana inquiry to be ‘fearless, fair’

first_img2 October 2012 The Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana tragedy owed it to the people of South Africa to do its work as expeditiously as possible without fear or favour, Commission chairperson and retired judge Ian Farlam said at the start of the inquiry in Rustenburg on Monday. “Our country weeps at this tragedy, and we owe it to our country and those concerned that we do our work as expeditious as possible,” Farlam said.Four months to report The inquiry, which is set to begin its formal hearings on Wednesday, has been given four months to furnish South Africans with details of what led to the deaths of 45 people at Marikana near Rustenburg in the country’s North West province in what started as a wage strike by Lonmin platinum mine workers. On 16 August, police shot and killed 34 miners who had engaged on wild-cat strikes in Marikana. Days before that, 10 people, including two police officers, died during clashes between rival unions. The commission, appointed by President Jacob Zuma to probe the death of 45 people, including 34 striking miners, in Marikana, North West province in August, began its work at the Rustenburg Civic Centre by reading the names of each of the deceased. Legal representatives introduced A minute’s silence was then observed. This was followed by the introduction of the evidence leaders and legal representatives appearing for the different parties. These include advocates Mbuyiseli Madlanga and Charles Wesley. Veteran lawyer George Bizo will be appearing on behalf of what he called “the Constitution” of South Africa, and was being instructed by the Legal Resource Centre. Advocate Dali Mpofu is appearing for the 270 miners who were arrested as well as those injured during the confrontation with the police, while Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza is representing the 20 families of the deceased. Appearing on behalf of the police and the Mineral Resources Department are advocates I Semenya and Sipho Matebula respectively.Commission shown Marikana scene Later on Monday, the commission re-lived the tragedy as it combed the scene of the August 16 shooting, with crime scene experts from the South African Police Service leading Farlam, his commissioners and a sea of journalists to different spots where bodies had been found. At least 16 bodies were found lying between five and seven metres from each other near cattle kraals about 100 metres from the Marikana informal settlement. This is also the place where a number of R5 rifles, shotguns and pistol cartridges were found, said Warrant Officer Patrick Thamae. The majority of bodies were found on a nearby koppie, metres from the informal settlements. Photographers shouted at each other as they battled to get the best shot of Farlam and his team manoeuvring through the small spaces in between the stones. The yellow markings on the stones with letters A to J were an indication of 10 miners who died there. The markings on the stones, as pointed out by the crime scene experts, could point to evidence that some died while trying to hide in between the rocks in the koppies. There were also several white markings, which according to police were marks of bullet strikes. Expected to be a tough inquiry Witnesses were allowed to point out scenes that they thought were relevant to the inquiry. The loco inspection was expected to continue on Tuesday, with other suggested places to visit including the Lonmin mine and the informal settlements where some miners lived. Farlam was cautious not to allow journalists to ask questions that might jeopardise the investigation make insinuations regarding what might have taken place in Marikana. That was the job of the commission, he signaled. The commission has divided its investigation into four themes, with the first theme covering the period leading to 9 August and after 16 August. It will also probe the employer, in this case Lonmin, and whether the company’s attitude and policies did not contribute to the tragedy. Another investigation will focus on the actions of the different trade unions, while another investigation will focus on the conduct of certain government departments including the police, the Mineral Resources and Labour Departments. It is expected to be a tough inquiry, with some suggesting that the four months given may not be enough to unearth all the facts surrounding the massacre. But Farlam on Monday stressed the importance of speed as the commissioners carried out their work, saying the country was awaiting its findings. Earlier in the day, Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza asked Farlam to delay the start of the hearings for two weeks to allow grieving relatives, mostly from the Eastern Cape and Lesotho, to attend the proceedings. Ntsebeza also claimed that his team was not ready as there was still outstanding documentation critical to his preparation for the inquiry. After a short adjournment, Farlam rejected the request to postpone the inquiry. It also emerged that the Department of Social Development was in the process of assisting affected parties and family members to attend the hearings. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more