The Thai League starts: Rochela, Sergio Suárez, Toti, Patiño …

first_imgThis weekend starts the Thai League, a competition that in its 24th edition will feature eight Spanish soccer players. See if the Buriram United of Andrés Túñez is able to reconquer the Thai throne, check how far the Port FC of David Rochela and Sergio Suárez is able to reach or clarify what the goal of the Pathum United of Álvaro Silva and Toti is in their return The elite are just some of the great attractions of the tournament in the ‘Spanish for the world’ key.Port FC, eternal candidate?After starring in 2018 the best season in its history and staying last year just five points away from the championship, the Port FC of Sergio Suarez Y David Rochela He is ‘forced’ to become a serious candidate to win the Thai League. The lions conquered the FA Cup last year, ending 10 years of drought and achieving a place in the previous phase of the Asian Champions League. They fell in the second round against the Black Ceres of the Philippines, but not competing at the continental level could end up being positive in their particular fight for the Thai throne.David Rochela will continue to be one of the team’s great bastions. The Galician, captain of the Bangkok-based club, faces his fifth season at Port FC with the goal of continuing to lead the lions behind. Two lines later will be Canarian Sergio Suárez, great star of the team last season. At 33, the Las Palmas UD squad has reached his best version in Thailand. Last year he scored 12 goals, which attracted the interest of several Asian giants. However, Suarez decided to fulfill his contract in Port FC and 2020 promises to continue smiling at him. Continuity in failureLast season, Buriram United lost the Thai League after drawing in the 87th minute of the last day against the colista. And 2020 also did not start better because they fell eliminated against Shanghai SIPG in the final phase of the AFC Champions League. In spite of everything, the directive of the ‘Thunder Castle’ gave continuity to Montenegrin coach Bozidar Bandovic, who will once again count on the Hispanic-Venezuelan Andrés Túñez in the center of the rear. The central formed in the lower categories of Celta de Vigo, which has already won eight titles in Thailand, will seek to recover a throne in which it has already sat three times.He does not know what it is to win the Thai League Bangkok Glass Pathum United, which went down to Second in 2018 but regained its place in the elite after an impeccable season in which he was the leader in 28 of the 31 days. The veteran Salamanca midfielder Daniel García was instrumental in the ascent ‘Toti’, which went through Cádiz, Granada or Alavés before embarking on an Asian adventure that still lasts in 2015. This course will accompany the Andalusian Alvaro Silva, which came from the Suphanburi, which failed to save the decline last season.If you know what it is to succeed in Thailand Javier Patiño, who in his first stage in Buriram United came to conquer two leagues, an FA Cup, a Thai League and a Royal Cup. The Madrid striker, international with the Philippine national team, will compete this course with the Ratchaburi shirt, with whom he already He played on loan from Buriram last season. Carli de Murga, who will try his fortune in Chonburi after six years in the Philippines, and the Asturian of Thai origin Ernesto Amantegui, who joined the Samut Prakan City squad, complete the list of Spanish soccer players in the Thai League.last_img read more

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The RFET turns “with the heroes” before the coronavirus

first_imgMiguel Díaz, president of the RFET He wished to ship a message of help to all the teams that combat every single day to cease the horrible pandemic of Covid-19. The suspension of the legendary Wimbledon event continues to be an anecdote inside the tragedy that many households in Spain are experiencing immediately. “The very first thing is to point out all our condolences to household and pals of the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. I believe that Tennis is now changing into secondary, I wish to provide from our federation all our help to the safety forces and our bodies, to well being professionals and to all those that immediately put their well being at stake to guard us all. “ “We,” Díaz continues, “have needed to droop dozens of tournaments that had been on the calendar, each ITF and Challenger. The identical has occurred with different main occasions reminiscent of the Mutua Madrid Open, the Conde de Godó or the Open de Mallorca … The logical factor is that Wimbledon, which strikes tons of of hundreds of individuals, was additionally suspended. However beginner tennis can also be stopped, in Spain there are greater than 1,000 federated golf equipment which might be closed to the wall by the state of alarm. However now, I insist, what he has to do is heal “The president of the RFET wished to ship a message of optimism: “I believe that in the final 4 months of the season we can see tennis once more, We don’t know if with or with out an viewers, however I believe our sport will return to the courts. Whereas this occurs, take care, that Life goes in it “.last_img read more

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Saudi football player in hot water for dabbing

first_imgMOST READ However, the seemingly innocuous move is illegal in Saudi Arabia for its links to drug use. The country’s National Committee for Combating Drugs claims that the dance move suggests sniffing drugs.Inquisitr reports that during a King’s Cup match, a player from Saudi club Al Nojoom was walking toward the benches when a teammate reached out to high-five him. The player dabbed instead.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 folkA video shared on the Twitter account of sports broadcast app Dawri Plus shows the incident. The commentator is heard saying “no, no, no” after the dab.👀#الوحدة_النجوم #دوري_بلس pic.twitter.com/niD2b8ncC9— دوري بلس (@dawriplusksa) January 3, 2018It was unclear what consequences this had for the unidentified player. Saudi TV host and actor Abdallah Al Shahani was arrested after a video circulated of him dabbing in a concert.ADVERTISEMENT UN official: Justice not done for Khashoggi PLAY LIST 01:38UN official: Justice not done for Khashoggi01:29Saudis cut loose at rave-like event00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours After his arrest and online criticism, Al Shahani issued an apology which read, “I apologize to our respected government and to my audience for unintentionally and spontaneously making the dance move at Taif festival. Please accept my apology.” Dabbing is a common celebratory move in sports, with the likes of Manchester United footballer Paul Pogba and  American quarterback Cam Newton dabbing in games. Even politicians such as Hillary Clinton and French president Emmanuel Macron got in on the act when it was a fading trend.  Niña V. Guno /raRELATED STORIES:Watch Rihanna Dab in Protest of Donald TrumpFil-Am singer Jessica Sanchez defends her move of ‘taking a knee’ during performance of US national anthemADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina A dance move may spell trouble for a football player in Saudi Arabia after he dabbed on the pitch.Dabbing is a hip-hop dance move that became a cultural trend in the US in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson What’s bugging Alaska? LATEST STORIES View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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SASOD holds vigil for Orlando victims

first_imgIn light of the 49 Orlando victims who were slaughtered in a mass shooting by a lone gunman in the UnitedUS Ambassador Perry HollowayStates, SASOD hosted a vigil in support of the families who lost their loved ones in such a brutal manner.Managing director of the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) Joel Simpson condemned the brutal act on the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community. He noted that while their communities are grieving they will bounce back from the adversities since they are a resilient and courageous group of people.“The Orlando massacre was both an act of terror and a hate crime. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the United States of America and it was targeted specifically against the LGBT community. Our communities are struck with grief all around the world,” denounced Simpson.He noted night clubs are very important since it is one of the safe spaces that the LGBT community can gain refuge. It is a time for us to come together and stop these acts of discrimination.Simpson thanked the Guyanese community for their overwhelming support and solidarity during this bereaved period.Minister of Social Protection Volda Lawrence expressed disappointment with the act that claimed so many lives at once, noting the potential that the world has lost in the Orlando Massacre.“It is impossible to fathom the grief and trauma of what has been perpetuated but at the same time we have witnessed the outpouring of love and support in the aftermath. On behalf of the Ministry of Social Protection and on my own behalf I would like to lend my heartfelt support. It is difficult to imagine this era of Freedom of expression and tolerance for our sexual preferences that such biases continues to exist,” lamented Minister Lawrence.Former Minister of Housing and Water Irfaan Alli disclosed that, “despite this act did not occur in Guyana, we have to remember that Guyanese usually go to these same places for vacations and possibility exists that Guyanese could have been in the midst of the shooting.“We are living in what some described as dangerous times, in whatever challenge we face globally what occurred in Orlando cannot and must not be called anything but horrific, it is a terror act and it was done by someone who cannot be classified as having human attributes. I want to join with everyone in condemning this,” said Alli.US Ambassador Perry Holloway condemned the act of terrorism and encouraged to answer the massacre with peace.“The events that took place in Orlando was devastating to too many, our hearts go out to the families who have lost their loved-ones and to the ones who have been wounded” Holloway remarked.Holloway noted that the Orlando massacre could have occurred anywhere in the US. However, he emphasised that the US insists that nobody should ever be targeted because of their preference in life.last_img read more

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Lonestar Rewards Mobile Money Subscribers with Big Prizes

first_imgMassa Dennis, head of the Mobile Money Department.Lonestar Cell MTN is driving hard is Mobile Money platform in Liberia through great prizes, the latest of which was the awarding of L$1 million to one of its subscribers, a resident of Paynesville, outside Monrovia.Prizes awarded included bags of rice, television sets, generators, blackberry phones and modem, Argo-oil, but the most memorable prize of all is the one million Liberian dollars, the grand prize. The amount is equivalent to US$8,300 from its Mobile Money Raffle draw.The draw, which was held recently at Lonestar’s Congo Town offices, was named: “September to Remember,” celebrating the 6th anniversary of the company’s Mobile Money service, which was launched in September 2011.The raffle required customers to register their Sim cards with mobile money and transact services, including sending money, buying LEC tokens and paying DSTV bill, among others.Massa Dennis, head of the Mobile Money Department, said the draw was meant to identify with subscribers who have been active using their mobile money accounts to transact.Ms. Dennis said, “As you may be aware the month of September marked our sixth anniversary of mobile money service in Liberia and we decided to use this opportunity to say thanks and give back to our many loyal subscribers for trusting the service and using it over the years.”She added: “‘September to Remember’ was intended for active mobile money subscribers who have used the services for the last four weeks. Every week we select 25 lucky winners who partake in the draw and win valuable prizes.”Ms. Dennis said as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, the management cares for its many valued customers and remains committed to changing their lives through value-added services.According to her, the company is not only limited to telecommunications but is also engaged in Mobile Financial Services that benefit subscribers.She said the management decided to make the exercise an annual celebration of Mobile Money Liberia, because of its impact on the lives of the public, and as a way of saying thanks to subscribers.According to the head of the Mobile Money financial services, September is not for profit making, but a period to express thanks to the thousands of subscribers across the country.“We care about our valuable subscribers, therefore, we always think about the best promotion that will benefit them whenever they participate,” she added.She stressed that Lonestar Cell MTN is in the business of changing lives, “and we want our customers to put their trust in us that we are here to give them the best services they deserve.”The winner of the grand prize, Mr. Cyrus N. Paye, expressed delight with services being offered by Lonestar Cell MTN, saying, “I am proud. I just started using mobile money, but all in all, I am grateful to God, and Lonestar Cell for providing this opportunity to our country.”Cyrus said he was little doubtful when he received a call that is the lucky winner. “When I received the call that I won, I was in the midst of some colleagues, and I showed them the numbers, they couldn’t believe it because there are lot of fake guys in town calling people to inform them that they won something. But I looked at the number and decided to give it a try; and it’s a reality, so the service is unique. I want to encourage others to see the reason to use it.”Meanwhile, there were many numbers that won the raffle draw at the start, but some of them were off, and some couldn’t pick up their phones, while others took it as a joke saying they were busy after they were called by Lonestar MTN staff.The live draw was also held over Power FM and was witnessed by officials from the Liberia National Lottery Authority and Lonestar employees.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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26% decrease in road accidents

first_imgThe number of road traffic accidents in Guyana has declined by 26 percent in the first six months of this year as compared to the same period last year, according to Police Traffic Chief Dion Moore.Moore, in an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI,) said the Force recorded 824 traffic accidents in the first six months of 2017, compared to the 1,120 recorded for the same period last year.He said that of the 824 traffic accidents recorded so far for this year, 168 were serious; 240 were minor; and 48 were fatal, resulting in 51 deaths, one of which was a child. Of the 1,120 accidents recorded for the same period in 2016, serious accidents accounted for180 of those accidents; 295 were minor and 65 were fatal, which resulted in 64 deaths, of which four were children.The Traffic Chief attributed the reduction in the various categories to the Force’sTraffic Chief of the Guyana Police Force, Dion Mooreseveral awareness campaigns and security steps, which are running simultaneously with the National Road Safety Action Plan, 2017-2019.Moore explained: “There is the daily road safety talks on the radio still ongoing. We also have the Law Enforcement and You on NCN (National Communication Network), (of) which traffic (issues) play a major part.”The National Road Safety Plan 2017-2017 was launched on May 03, 2017, and is aimed at assisting Guyana to meet the Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011-2020 plan: to reach 50 percent death reduction by 2020.last_img read more

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Senior Flyers to take on Manning on Saturday

first_imgIn the Flyers last tilt they took on the Rangers in Spirit River with 11 skaters, but managed to come away with a 5-3 win.The meeting tomorrow between the Flyers and Comets will be the first this year. Manning currently occupies last spot in the league standings as they have a record of 0-5-0.The next game for the Flyers after tomorrow will be back on home ice on December 5 against the Spirit River Rangers at 8:30 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

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More flexibility for lenders

first_imgAn OTS spokesman says the agency’s work with lenders is part of normal regulatory oversight, but its willingness to be a bit more lenient comes as home prices and the pace of home sales nationwide are down sharply compared with last year and foreclosures are surging. Sales of existing homes in the first quarter were running 6.6percent lower than a year ago, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. And research firm RealtyTrac Inc. said mortgage lenders foreclosed on 62percent more U.S. homes in April than a year ago. Those are the kinds of national statistics behind American International Group Inc.’s disclosure last week that it took a $128million charge in the first quarter for higher-priced, or subprime, mortgages issued by a bank it owns. The New York-based insurer declined to specify whether the charge would refinance loans or cover foreclosure costs. The charge was related to “ongoing discussions” with the OTS about troubled mortgage loans issued by Delaware-based AIG Federal Savings Bank, AIG spokesman Chris Winans said. Banking regulators “are seeking to have lenders assist certain nonprime borrowers to remain in their homes… Our discussions have centered on that and related issues,” Winans said. WASHINGTON – Federal banking regulators are giving lenders more flexibility when they restructure high-interest rate mortgages given to homebuyers with poor credit. The effort by the Office of Thrift Supervision and other agencies is aimed at softening the impact of the housing market’s slowdown and bolsters the argument of lawmakers who say mortgage reforms may not be needed. While it may also result in accounting charges on quarterly earnings reports of public companies with mortgage lending units later this year, it could limit the economic fallout from the overaggressive mortgage practices of the past few years. Experts say it could also save lenders money in the long run because it costs less to refinance a loan than to foreclose on a house that might not easily sell. A $128 million charge subtracted from AIG’s $4billion first-quarter profit is no big deal. However, similar charges could be significant for lenders that get most of their profit from mortgages. The OTS is talking to other companies about these issues, said Kevin Petrasic, an OTS spokesman. He declined to detail which – or how many – companies are involved. OTS regulates lenders, including subsidiaries of two of the biggest subprime lenders: Washington Mutual Inc. and Countrywide Financial Corp. Officials at other federal banking regulatory agencies have publicly encouraged lenders to restructure troubled loans. Part of the reason federal regulators can’t do more is because their powers are limited on many of the most-troubled loans, says Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Bair cited federal data showing that lenders independent of federal authority originated more than 50percent of subprime loans in recent years. Those loans were then often bundled into securities and sold to institutional investors. Despite the apparent lack of federal oversight, lenders have plenty of incentive to refinance at-risk home loans, experts say. When it comes to fixing the problem, “I don’t think it’s going to be led by the federal bank regulators,” said Paul Miller, an analyst who follows mortgage lenders for Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. “It’s going to be led by the market, and people that don’t want to lose money… it’s them just trying to be practical about the situation.” For example, the Federal Reserve estimates that it costs a bank $50,000 to foreclose on a home, and houses sold at foreclosure auctions fetch well below appraised values. There are signs that lenders are taking action on their own to avert a housing market crisis. Seattle-based Washington Mutual Inc. said last month it would refinance up to $2billion in subprime mortgages to help borrowers avoid default and foreclosure. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two biggest players in the $8trillion mortgage market, recently committed to buy tens of billions of dollars of high-interest mortgages so that lenders can help strapped borrowers refinance and avoid foreclosure. In March, the Fed and the other four federal agencies that regulate banks, thrifts and credit unions proposed guidelines that call for caution when lenders make subprime mortgage loans and strict evaluations of a borrower’s ability to repay. 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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Angel di Maria latest: ‘Man United winger is PSG’s priority this summer’

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have made Angel di Maria their top transfer target this summer, talkSPORT have been told.The Argentine winger endured a difficult debut season at Manchester United after his £60m move from Real Madrid and, according to French football expert Julien Laurens, PSG are determined to lure him away.“I think PSG are going to make one really big signing this summer, and it may be Angel di Maria,” Laurens said, speaking on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show.“He is the priority on their list, there is no doubt about that. Given the poor season he had, United are not sure they can count on him next season, so I can see the Di Maria to PSG move happening.”last_img read more

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Clinton, Giuliani tops in state poll

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Barack Obama may be gaining on Hillary Clinton in other parts of the nation, but in California, Clinton still reigns supreme. Among California voters, Clinton, a U.S. senator from New York, has opened up a more than 2-to-1 margin over Obama, a U.S. senator from Illinois, according to a Public Policy Institute of California survey released Wednesday. With just under eight weeks before California’s presidential primary, the PPIC poll also shows former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani continues to lead the other Republican candidates, with 24percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 15percent. In the Democratic race, party members and independents favor Clinton over Obama, 44percent to 20percent – a 24-point difference. But perhaps more telling is that the margin has widened by eight percentage points since PPIC’s poll in June, and six points since September. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champPolitical analysts said it is unlikely Obama has time to capture California, in part because the state’s Democratic voters are more comfortable with their preference. “Overall, nearly three-quarters of likely voters in the Democratic primary, compared to a much lower percentage of Republican voters, are satisfied with their choice of candidates,” said Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of PPIC. Only one other Democrat – former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, with 12percent – has more than 3percent in the latest poll. Clinton campaign officials hailed the poll as proof of her solid standing in California, but Obama’s state campaign chairman expressed optimism because of gains elsewhere. “The poll numbers in California tend to be more about name ID than anything else,” said Steve Westly, former state controller. “What we’ve seen is in the states where the voters are much more engaged right now, Senator Obama is leading the field or is in a dead heat. We expect that trend to continue once Californians have an opportunity to learn more about Senator Obama and his positions.” On the GOP side, Giuliani continues to lead and has rebounded a bit after having lost some ground in the September PPIC poll, which had him at 22percent. Giuliani campaign state chairman and former gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon said “Rudy is proving to be the Republican candidate best positioned to win in California,” an assertion disputed by the Romney campaign, co-chaired by state Senate GOP leader Dick Ackerman, who said a developing “grass-roots effort” will overcome opposition. But the big mover so far is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is now at 12 percentage points – up 10 percentage points from September – and now just three points behind Romney. Sen. John McCain (11percent) and former Sen. Fred Thompson (10percent) round out the top five. “With Democrats so much more satisfied with their choices than Republicans, it makes the GOP race more volatile and exciting,” said Melissa Michelson, a political science professor at California State University, East Bay, “and it suggests that we are not even close to knowing who will win the Republican nomination.” Regardless of party affiliation or ideology, likely voters have one thing in common, Baldassare said. They are dissatisfied with the amount of attention that presidential candidates are paying to the issues voters say matter most to them: immigration, Iraq, health care and the economy. “Much of the debate has been about `Gotcha!’ instead of substance,” said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College. “On immigration, Republicans spend a great deal of time with such matters as the illegals who worked on Romney’s mansion. On Iraq, Democrats talk about who really opposed the war at what time in the past. Many voters are more interested in what the candidates would do if they got to be president.” The telephone poll of 1,015 likely voters was conducted from Nov. 27 to Dec. 4. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points. sgeissinger@bayareanewsgroup.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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