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  • HP Sport partners with James Cook University

    first_imgWhile the formalities were completed only a few weeks ago, HPS Director Aaron Alsop said initial plans began last year.“In 2015, I visited the Queensland Academy of Sport and met with the Director along with his Manager of the Centre of Excellence to discuss some capacity building and information sharing opportunities.“This was made possible through an agreement of the International Association of Sports Performance Centres.“Through these discussions, there was an opportunity to be linked to some of the key research partners of the QAS, one being James Cook University,” said Alsop.Alsop said the specific interest with JCU was with a current research project that JCU Head of Sport and Exercise Science department, Dr Glen Deakin was conducting in the Solomon Islands.“With the concept of working with Melanesian groups before, the similarities to PNG could provide us with some background on how best to undertake some projects we wish to begin to research for PNG sports.“Another key staff member in the JCU Sport & Exercise Science department is Dr Stephen Bird who has been running a range of HP programs with different sports, notably his work in establishing a HP program for some Indonesian sports.“There are a lot of similarities which offer some distinct advantages to PNG,” said Alsop.Dr Glen Deakin added on that the MoU between James Cook and the High Performance Sport PNG was a milestone as there hasn’t previously been an agreement between the two organisations.“The purpose of the relationship is to work together to expand co-operation and the exchange of ideas in areas of mutual interest. “Whilst the specifics of the relationship are yet to be determined and are in the discussion stages, we look to work with the PNG High Performance Program in a variety of capacities including in the areas of exchange of teaching staff/researchers, joint development of research projects, exchange of students and education such as shared courses/subjects to name a few,” said Dr Deakin.last_img read more

  • Stuani and Borja García form the strange second couple

    first_imgBut this statistic has an explanation. Stuani is the great reference of Girona and his game is sometimes considered rough. And hence it is the player who makes the most mistakes. Although at the card level he endures because it is true that in the duel against Cádiz he was expelled, for a yellow double, but he has only seen four cards. And as for Borja García, whoever receives the most faults does not surprise so much. This has been the case in recent courses. Monopolize the entire game of Girona and already has 34 dribbles. The last course, in First, was already the most hunted. Of course, Stuani not only leads the ranking of players who do more fouls make Second. There is more because its impact on the game of Girona that He is the top scorer in the category, with 20 goals, the player who makes the most shots at goal (37) and the one who has topped the post (five). Undoubtedly, Cristhian Stuani and Borja García are two of the best players in Segunda and, in Girona, they form a scary pair. But she is also a strange couple because While the Uruguayan is the player who makes the most mistakes in the silver category of Spanish football (73), the midfielder, along with Iván Sánchez (Elche), is the one who receives the most (80).last_img read more

  • The Premier launches for Calafat, Real Madrid talent scout

    first_imgThe Premier has set itself in the new signing policy of Real Madrid, which has turned in recent years towards international promises with great talent and projection, which is signed when they still have a relatively acceptable cost. As published by The Telegraph, Everton, Chelsea and Liverpool, among other English clubs, claim the club’s current international football boss, Juni Calafat, directly responsible for signings as Fede Valverde, Martin Odegaard,Takefusa Kubo, Vinicius, Militao, Rodrygo, or recently Reinier. Calafat is an expert in the Brazilian market. Total, Since 2014 the Calafat Factory has brought ten Brazilian soccer players although only three remain in the first team: Vinicius, Rodrygo and Militao. The last to arrive, Reinier, for which Real Madrid has paid 30 million euros to Flamengo, joins the Castilla de Raúl González.The other Brazilian players who came from the hand of Calafat have had different fate, but none have settled in the first team: Willian José (Real Sociedad), Pablo Teixeira (Sao Paulo), Abner (Coritiba), Lucas Silva (Guild), Augusto Galvan (Cultural Leonesa) and Rodrigo Rodrigues (Castilla).last_img read more

  • Diogo Jota, Arsenal target

    first_imgRubén Neves would come for the creation, and another former rojiblanco player, Diogo Jota, would contribute in the scoring facet. He is 23 years old, contract until 2022, and so far this season he has added fifteen goals and six assists in 37 matches with a team that is still far from competing with Manchester City or Liverpool, which gives it even more merit. He did two hat-tricks in the Europa League, one at Besiktas and another to Spanish. Figures on a possible offer are not yet in the works, but it is clear that the Wolves will not let them take their best footballers at any price. It has already been raised that Adama Traoré could return to the Spanish league and that the Mexican striker, Raúl Jiménez could return to Atlético de Madrid, but according to Daily Mail, Diogo Jota and Rubén Neves could head to London to play for Arsenal. Premier League* Data updated as of March 14, 2020 The Portuguese are targets of Mikel Arteta Looking ahead to the next season, for which it has been strengthening for a few weeks. The next course will feature an unpublished Cédric Soares, in addition to the signing of Pablo Marí, and already on your shopping list Layvin Kurzawa. That is why, with the defense reinforcements outlined, it is time to think about the attack and accompany well Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang so you decide to stay (your goal is to play the Champions League) can be decisive if the proposed goals are not achieved. Wolverhampton is the hottest team in the Premier League. The English team ranks sixth in the English league standings, above Tottenham or Arsenal, among others, thanks to the goals and assists of a highly compensated squad. This has made many teams interested in their footballers, especially creators and attackers, which will generate a shower of offers between now and summer. 8 18last_img read more

  • Rubiales charges against Thebes for the tests in the clubs: “He should be punished; he is unpatriotic”

    first_imgRubiales grew warmer with the passage of his explanation: “The administration has said it, everyone who has a test, masks, gloves, put it at the service of others. And there is someone who is sending tests out there and it is illegal. Must be punished. We all stand out and it is an unpatriotic stocking. We strongly disagree. A different thing is that when there are fewer patients, we will consider it for our categories. But now let’s focus on the one that needs it. You have to lend a hand. ” Luis Rubiales appeared before the media to analyze the situation of Spanish football after the crisis unleashed by the coronavirus. The president of the Federation took the opportunity to send several darts to the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas. The most striking was in reference to the fact that LaLiga has distributed tests among the clubs so that all its players pass the medical checks immediately, as revealed by AS last Monday.Rubiales was blunt: “It seems irresponsible to me that having patients and life at stake does this. It seems out of the question to me that coronavirus tests are being used when there are people who need it. It seems to me that it is not knowing the reality. If they have all confined us. It doesn’t matter if you are infected or not. Does not matter. The result is the same. And if you have severe symptoms, that person needs a test. Not a footballer. He is going to be isolated. “last_img read more

  • David Fernández and Diéguez the pillars behind Alcorcón

    first_img6 David Fernández has 2,700 minutes in 30 games and has scored a goal in the yellow shirt. Diéguez had a little more time settling down and footballers like Elgezabal fought for his position in the first days. Diego, ceded by the Alaves, has played 2004 minutes and has played 23 games and scored a goal. 19 David Fernandez adds his third consecutive season being the undisputed starter with the Alcorcón. The previous two years he had as a dance partner Stephen Burgos. Between the years Fernández played 75 games and scored two goals.center_img Among the pairs of centrals most recognized by fans we find Chema Rodríguez and Djene in the 2015/2016 season. Chema that year he played 33 games and Djene 35. Babin for four seasons he captained the yellow defense in Second division. He played 151 league games and scored 11 goals. Babin was the first season accompanied by Wheel, the following year with Agus He formed one of the best central pairs in the category. In 2012-2013 he also had another great partner, The guard and in 2013/2014 he accompanied him Héctor Verdés. The AD Alcorcón He has always had big names of his own in the center position. Footballers like Djene, Chema Rodríguez, David Navarro, Babin or The guard They have dressed the elastic pottery and have been footballers of great importance in the Alcorconero team. This year in Alcorcón trained by Fran Fernández David Fernández and Diéguez they have become creditors of the confidence of the mister and the pillars of the pottery behind.last_img read more

  • Correa and Saponjic remove the ball jumpsuit in the running of the bulls

    first_imgÁngel Correa, who has transferred the Gigante de Arroyito to his garden, was shown in his home gym hitting the ball in an Instagram storie. The best way to pass the time in the quarantine weeks, waiting for normality to return, or as close to it as possible. The quarantine is long and the footballers, although the return dates are getting clearer, with that May 4 as a possible return to training, they miss the ball, the rhythm of training. The rojiblancos from the beginning have used social networks to tell how they have added exercise to their daily lives so as not to lose shape or weight. Stationary bike, pool, weights. The last ones have been Saponjic and Correa. The two have been filmed at home taking off the jumpsuit of what they most miss: the ball. The Serb reveals that in his garden he has a mini soccer field where he can simulate games, in a space similar to that used by Simeone in ball training in small spaces. Of course what Saponjic lacks are all his teammates, but at least the lack of a ball can be started. last_img read more

  • Michael Robinson dies

    first_imgFormer player and television commentator Michael Robinson has died on Tuesday at the age of 61 after a long fight against melanoma with metastases that he suffered since December 2018. Despite the fact that the disease was revealed to be incurable from the start, he continued to work as a commentator on Movistar + and on Cadena SER almost until the last day. ANDThe last game he narrated was, oddly, at Anfield, on March 11, in a Champions League match against Atlético de Madrid. The Reds, their Reds, were eliminated in an unforgettable match. A goal by Morata was the last he saw from the cabin. The worst news in the best scenario.Robinson’s death was announced on his own Twitter profile: “With tremendous sadness we inform you of Michael’s death. It leaves us with a great emptiness, but also countless memories, full of the same love that you have shown him. We will be eternally grateful to you for making this man so happy, he never walked alone. Thank you”. An endearing message for a man with two brilliant careers, that of footballer and that of communicator. With tremendous sadness we inform you of Michael’s death. It leaves us with a great emptiness, but also countless memories, full of the same love that you have shown him. We will be eternally grateful to you for making this man SO HAPPY, he never walked alone. Thank you– Michael Robinson (@michaelrobinson) April 28, 2020Leicester-born Robinson was always linked to the history of the Liverpool, although he debuted in 1975 in the ranks of the Preston North End. From there he went to Manchester City and then to Brighton before joining the Reds in 1983, definitely the team of his life, despite the fact that he only played two seasons. Still gave him time to conquer a League, a League Cup and the 1984 European Cup, on penalties against Roma and in Rome. “I always celebrated not having to shoot a penalty that day. I was going to throw the sixth. Many of us were afraid to screw it up. ” He was in charge of bringing the Cup to the plane, but he forgot it at the airport duty free. “Going back for it, I did the fastest sprint of my career.”DAILY AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Michael Robinson, in his time as an Osasuna player.DAILY AS “Going to see Liverpool at Anfield was like Santa Claus came every fortnight. Playing there was playing for a cause, having added value. You were trying to make people proud. Those were society gladiators who lost their job with Margaret Thatcher, “Esquire recalled in an interview.From there he jumped to Queens Park Rangers, in which he would play three seasons, until his arrival at Osasuna, in 1986, now 28 years old and with too many knee injuries in tow. “I came for football and fell in love with Spain,” he has stated on several occasions. In the Navarrese team he would play three more years, in which he would score twelve goals in 59 games. “At first I didn’t even know where he was, I thought the city was called Osasuna. When I saw the penultimate team, I told my wife that I couldn’t save him, that they should have signed Spiderman or David Copperfield. He had other offers, but to sign up for Osasuna seemed very romantic to me. Before the first game I saw that there was a habit of praying before jumping onto the field. I told my father that my suspicions were confirmed, that we were so bad that we had to pray before playing. “English by birth, would play 24 games with the Irish team, due to the ancestry of her maternal family.His second careerAs soon as he retired, he began working at Eurosport and collaborating with Televisión Española, as a commentator on the matches of the English League and, subsequently, of the 1990 World Cup. His peculiar style, his sense of humor and his accent caught the attention of Alfredo Relaño, then head of sports for Canal +. Since then he began a long journalistic career, which led him to present spaces such as ‘El Día after’, by the same network, and to comment on the most interesting game of each day with his inseparable Carlos Martínez. “The Day After is the program I have always wanted to see and have never seen. It is the work of my life. I am more proud of that program than of the European Cup.”In 2007 he launched the Robinson Report program, with in-depth reports on the world of sports: “The program is not about winners and losers. It has to leave a moral. Sport is the pretext to tell stories.” Later he would spread the formula to the radio, with the Cadena SER ‘Robinson Accent’ program, where he placed special emphasis on the human face of the athletes. Throughout these years he has collaborated in various spaces of the SER and also, for a time, in the newspaper AS. In 2017 he received the Vázquez Montalbán International Prize, in the category of sports journalism.Robinson was always a multifaceted character. It was the image of a very popular video game in the nineties, PC Fútbol, and he acted as a voice actor in the animated films Shrek and Shrek 2. A devoted fan of rugby, he promoted the Super Iberica project, a professional league that did not work. He was also a director of Cádiz.last_img read more

  • Be wary of Raising The Bar, Fortuneonehundred

    first_imgPUNTERS hunting quick-fire bankers on today’s 11-race card at Caymanas Park should be wary of the two obvious choices – FORTUNEONEHUNDRED in the 1000-metre round opening event and RAISING THE BAR in the nightcap at 1100 metres.FORTUNEONEHUNDRED has not trained on the track since turning for home with a two-length lead in the Diamond Mile on December 5. Tumbling to $550,000 claiming from grade one, where he campaigned most of last year, suggests something has gone amiss in the last 70 days since the talented United States-bred last raced.Even on an off day, FORTUNEONEHUNDRED should easily put away his six rivals, especially at the minimum distance. However, punters are advised to tread carefully in the opening event by backing up their bets with sound horses such as DWAYNE STAR, ITALIANO and speedy COME DANCE WITH ME.Similar to FORTUNEONEHUNDRED, RAISING THE BAR has taken a shocking drop in class from non-winners-of-four to the second-lowest claiming level, a $250,000 tag.It should be noted that RAISING THE BAR, a renowned speedster, has been slowly into stride in his two races this year. First, it was January 9 at 1500 metres, followed by January 31 at 1000 metres straight.In neither of those races did the four-year-old filly recover, even briefly, to show some speed. In addition, she has been sparingly trained, which makes her suspect against horses who she should easily put away.Options to RAISING THE BAR are consistent INFANTRY OFFICER and CLASSICAL TRAIN, who’s hunting a double, carrying 48.0 kilos, but up in class.HOWARD PHILLIPPS MEMORIALMeanwhile, ACTION MAN should prove too quick for his eight rivals in the 1100-metre Howard Phillipps Memorial.Omar Walker partners ACTION MAN, who heads the scale at 56.0 kilos. However, the four-year-old colt is not too heavy to take charge of the event coming off the final turn.Included in the nine-horse field are five fillies, none of whom can match ACTION MAN for speed. His other three rivals, two geldings and a colt, have neither the form nor speed to deny him following his strong third-place run behind DWAYNE STAR at 1000 metres straight on January 31.Partnered by apprentice Bebeto Harvey last time out, ACTION MAN disputed the lead with LEGAL ACCOUNT from the start before DWAYNE STAR closed in mid-track to overhaul both a half furlong out.DWAYNE STAR had reported for that race with solid runs under his girth, finishing no more than five lengths behind winners such as LONG RUNNING TRAIN, TARANIS, ROYAL ASSAULT and BRAWN in four consecutive races.The filly DINNER BY SEVEN has some speed, but was well beaten by ACTION MAN in their last three meetings.The two expected closers, COMMANDING AVIATOR and TURBO MACHINE CAT, are recent graduates to non-winners-of-three, having both beaten non-winners-of-two in the last two weeks.last_img read more

  • Volunteerism can open doors

    first_imgThere is no need for Foster’s Fairplay to declare a Jamaica College (JC) interest, having done so repeatedly when it is deemed to be necessary. Having said that, it is a signal pleasure to congratulate the Old Hope Road-based school’s alumnus, Alan Beckford, on yet another outstanding achievement. The former Boys’ Champs half-miler and recent aspirant for the IAAF Cross Country Committee has broken fresh ground. He has been selected as a technical official for the Rio Olympics by the International Triathlon Union (ITU). According to the co-founder and chief organiser of the Hugo Chambers Memorial 5K Road Race & Fun Run an annual November event “each country nominates qualified officials and a selection process is done to select essential the best.” The achievement qualifies him as an official in the triathlon and “we can be assigned to any aspect of the sport, swimming, transition, bike, run etc” To get to that level, the always media-friendly Beckford had to endure the Level III ITU technical officials course, which is the highest certification. “Maybe about 12 or so persons are at this level in the Americas from Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Honduras and then Jamaica,” he added. He took the time to advise any prospective official who seeks to attain A level of which he is the sole Jamaican. “Start to volunteer and rewards will come. I have been volunteering for nearly 40 years in sports. ” He ended his talk with this columnist on a solemn note, as he looked to Rio. “It is a great honour and privilege to be recognised at this level. No other event can compare to the Olympic Games.” Once again, a sporting personality from the black, gold and green has risen to levels where our athletes have taken the country’s brand in a most significant way. This, as musicians, led by the immortal Bob Marley, scientists and the academics have also blazed their own trail. This should only form a template for those in the wings to attempt to copy as they wait on the, at times, elusive ‘buss’. So often, we see our young people, withholding their best efforts to make a difference in their own lives and that of their family, because, in their own words, ‘nuh dollaz nah run’. It cannot always be about the money. A matter worthy of consideration lies with parents, who need to start the process during the early stages of their children’s lives. No one can argue successfully against the need to earn, to look after one’s upkeep and to keep the landlord at bay. However, there is an important need to get aligned to the volunteer spirit, as is embraced by Beckford. In his case, it was a family-encouraged discipline. They have been staples at sporting events for ages, with mommy Beckford an active participant in her early years. Volunteerism can open doors to opportunities to better oneself in ways unimaginable. It is contagious in that it has the ability to get friends and associates also involved, if only out of curiosity or as something extra. Alan Beckford did it, giving of his knowledge and passion gained from early participation in sports. As dance hall artist Nesbeth sings to the delight of many, he can now say “look at me now’. For Feedback: E-Mail lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more