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Syracuse falls in 4 sets to both Florida State, Miami in Carrier Dome

first_imgWhen Florida State (9-4, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) came to the Carrier Dome on Saturday to face Syracuse (5-9, 0-2) in the Orange’s first match of the year in the Dome, the arena showed the effect it can have on an opponent.As the match dragged on, though, the No. 17 Seminoles were able to adapt to the different feel of the ball in the Dome and dominantly take the next three sets for a 3-1 win.“We’re really used to this court,” outside hitter Nicolette Serratore said. “We know how the ball moves in here. That definitely could have been an advantage in the first set. They’re just getting used to it. But I think overall that wasn’t the main thing that affected the game.”SU again managed to take just one set on Sunday as Syracuse fell 3-1 to Miami (Fla.) (9-3, 2-0).The Orange practiced three times in the Dome during the week, outside hitter Gosia Wlaszczuk said. She played well against the Seminoles, finishing with eight kills, and believes the Dome provided an overall advantage for herself and her teammates.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’re used to the gym,” Wlaszczuk said. “When we go to play in the other team’s gym, we have to practice there to feel the gym. About myself, I can say I’m feeling the Dome definitely this year.”She also believes that the unusual atmosphere affected FSU’s ability to play at its best — especially in its poor first set.“It was kind of our strong side,” Wlaszczuk said, “having such a huge space where we’ve already practiced for and they didn’t.”Head coach Leonid Yelin, however, didn’t feel the Dome had much of an effect on the outcome.He believes that Syracuse’s lack of practice in the Dome — the Orange played there just a handful of times in the week leading up to the game — evens the playing field with its visiting opponent.“I don’t think it was a factor,” Yelin said. “It’s not like it’s our home court.”Junior middle blocker Lindsay McCabe played in the Carrier Dome with SU last season. She almost completely agrees with her coach and said that the conditions of the Dome have little to no effect on whether Syracuse wins its matches.Both Florida State and Miami had their hiccups, but the Orange doesn’t have much more experience in the Dome than its opponents do.“I don’t feel like it has too much of an impact,” McCabe said. “We have practiced here the last couple days and they didn’t get a chance to, obviously. I mean, a team like that, I’m sure they’re used to playing in big facilities.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 30, 2013 at 1:42 am Contact Ryan: rlraigro@syr.edulast_img read more

A’s do it again: Canha’s 3-run HR in 9th beats Giants 7-6

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 16th August, 2020 09:34 IST Last Updated: 16th August, 2020 09:34 IST A’s Do It Again: Canha’s 3-run HR In 9th Beats Giants 7-6 Mark Canha hit a go-ahead, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied late for the second straight game, slugging past the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Saturday night FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img Written By LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Mark Canha hit a go-ahead, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied late for the second straight game, slugging past the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Saturday night.A night earlier, Oakland rallied from a 7-2 deficit to win 8-7 in 10 innings after Stephen Piscotty’s tying grand slam in the ninth. The A’s are an AL-best 15-6 and have a three-game winning streak.The A’s quickly are making a habit of dramatic finishes — they’ve already had two walkoff grand slams.Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer and Matt Olson also connected for the A’s, who won for the 12th time in 14 games.Darin Ruf put San Francisco ahead 6-3 with a three-run shot in the seventh before the bullpen squandered it again.Trevor Gott (1-1) surrendered Sean Murphy’s leadoff homer in the ninth that started the latest A’s rally and a one-out double to Tony Kemp before walking Matt Olson, bringing up Canha.T.J. McFarland (2-0) recorded the final out of the eighth for the victory before Liam Hendriks closed it out for the second straight game and his seventh save.Giants starter Kevin Gausman struck out a career-high 11 over 5 2/3 innings. It marked his fourth double-digit strikeout game and first since April 17, 2019, against Arizona while with the Braves.Mike Yastrzemski hit a two-run triple in the fourth before scoring on shortstop Semien’s wild throw past Gold Glove third baseman Matt Chapman.Olson tied it in the sixth. Of his seven hits in 43 at-bats over his last 11 games all of those have cleared the fences.Left-hander Sean Manaea started a day earlier than scheduled for Oakland but is still searching for his first victory of 2020. He went 4-0 last September upon returning from shoulder surgery before losing the AL wild-card game to Tampa Bay.SPECIAL MOMENTA’s infield prospect Vimael Machin, the deisgnated hitter as Khris Davis got most of the day off, singled leading off the third for his first major league hit. He scored on Semien’s homer.MANAEA BY THE NUMBERSManaea reached five innings for the first time over his initial five starts and his first outing not surrendering four or more runs.That such streak of not getting through the fifth and giving up at least four runs was the second-longest to begin a season in A’s history — with the only longer stretch being five by Rick Langford in 1983.Manaea has allowed 20 runs so far.TRAINER’S ROOMAthletics: RHP opening day starter Frankie Montas was scheduled to play catch a day after he woke up with the stiffness in his back and lower neck and was scratched from his scheduled start. While he was better, manager Bob Melvin said it wasn’t worth pushing him and Montas would likely throw off a mound before pitching again — “Tuesday at the earliest” in Arizona, Melvin said. … LHP A.J. Puk, on the injured list and yet to appear this season because of a strained pitching shoulder, threw a 20-pitch bullpen Friday and is set for a 30-pitch session Monday. “They have it all mapped out,” Melvin said.Giants: OF Austin Slater returned to the lineup leading off as the designated hitter after missing the previous two games with a strained right elbow.UP NEXTRHP Logan Webb (1-1, 2.81 ERA) pitches the series finale for San Francisco opposite A’s RHP Mike Fiers (1-1, 6.86).Image credits: AP last_img read more

‘International diversity’ helps GVC Holdings ride out tough Q4 2016 closing

first_img Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Submit GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Issuing a corporate trading update, the governance of FTSE-listed GVC Holdings Plc (GVC) has reported a resilient Q4 2016 closing with the operator able to cushion ‘punter friendly’ results and adverse currency fluctuations recorded during the periodDespite the tough conditions, GVC was able to record growth throughout its top-line metrics, reporting growth in its group sports wagers, operating margin and Net Gaming Revenue (NGR). GVC governance stated that its resilient performance, as a testament of the firms diversified international strategy.Having closed a strong final quarter, GVC Governance anticipates declaring a full-year 2016 pro-forma group NGR of € 894 million, slightly ahead of the firm’s previous guidance. Pro-forma group EBITDA is expected to towards the ‘upper end of market expectations’ with corporate net-debt declared at approximately €140 million. (GVC will publish its full year 2016 results on Thursday 23 March)Commenting on corporate performance GVC Chief Executive Kenneth Alexander stated“2016 was a landmark year for GVC in which the Group undertook its largest and most ambitious acquisition to date, that of bwin.party. Through the tremendous hard work of our people, we achieved and exceeded many of our goals and once again we were able to create significant shareholder value. In addition to returning bwin.party to growth, we remain on target to secure €125m of synergies by the end of the current year.“Our strategy of pursuing international diversification and scale, through the leverage of our proprietary technology and talented people, is more relevant today than ever. We are excited about the organic opportunities for the Group in 2017 and beyond, but also remain alive to further industry consolidation.”Further to its trading update, GVC governance issues a ‘refinancing note’, detailing that the company had now repaid its full outstanding loan of €386 million to Cerberus Business Finance, allocated through the ‘drawdown’ of a €250 million loan from Nomura International.Under Nomura terms, GVC expects to pay lower group interest rates of circa €40 million throughout 2017. StumbleUpon GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Share Sharelast_img read more

Cricket U-19 team chase World Cup glory

first_imgThe national U19 cricket team will emplane to Kenya for the 2018 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers.Ghana will slug it out with Botswana, Uganda and host nation Kenya for the sole ticket to represent Africa at the cricket world cup to be staged in New Zealand next year.Ghana made this giant step to compete in the one week tournament which runs from July 1-8 when they won gold in the ICC Africa Division two without tasting a defeat in Benoni last year.A contingent of 14 players, a coach and a management member will land in Nairobi days before the 4 nation tournament bats off next month.The team should have been in Nairobi for a 2 week acclimatization and high performance training ahead of the tournament but efforts were thwarted due to financial difficulty facing the Ghana Cricket Association and the Ministry of Youth & Sports. With few days to embark on the trip, the GCA is still hopeful the Ministry will release funds for their participation fee and other commitments after their budget for the tournament was approved.last_img read more

Clippers defeat Grizzlies 94-92 in Matt Barnes’ return

first_img“I shot it, I said, ‘Listen, if that doesn’t go in, go bury my head in a hole,’ “ Redick said. “Like, there’s no way that’s not going in.”It was a sloppy game, to be sure, with the Clippers committing 18 turnovers and the Grizzlies 14. But the Clippers emerged victorious, and that’s all Jordan cared about.“Being able to finish the game shows our maturity,” he said. “I don’t think we would have won this game a few years ago.”Barnes has been missed. Clippers guard Austin Rivers, for example, could not say enough about how Barnes made him feel when he (Rivers) was traded to the Clippers in January, becoming the first in NBA history to play for a head coach who was also his father. That alone was enormous pressure.The younger Rivers played poorly in his first game with the Clippers, going 0 for 4 from the field in a loss to Cleveland. Barnes was there for him.“After that game I was like, ‘Man, this is terrible,’” Rivers said. “Matt came up to me and is like, ‘Man, we’re with you, relax, you’re going to get it. It’ll take time.’ Matt was the first one to tell me that and was with me the whole way.“Once I got my rhythm and started playing well with the Clippers, he acted the same way, like, ‘I told you.’ He’s an emotional guy and he says things. But people don’t give Matt the credit he is as a person. Matt’s actually a really great guy, man. Great teammate.”Barnes smiled when reminded of that.“This is a cold world, man,” said Barnes, who received a nice ovation when he entered the game at 2:35 of the first quarter. “People think we’re blessed, but there is a lot of turmoil that comes with it. So being traded and moving teams, it’s difficult for us. Especially when you have family.“So it’s just to let guys know, you know, Austin was new to our team. We let him know last year we had his back and we had everything he needed and guys on this (Memphis) team have done that for me. It’s just stuff certain people do and certain people have in them to just try to make people feel comfortable.”Even coach Doc Rivers, who as president of basketball operations was the one responsible for Barnes’ departure, noticed.“Well, I thought that’s what Matt did well,” he said.The elder Rivers misses something else about Barnes, who was traded to Charlotte, which then traded Barnes to Memphis.“On the floor, I thought he was a great instigator,” the elder Rivers said. “And I still think that’s an underrated asset in our league. Not the dirty stuff, but he had an ability to get under people’s skin and that’s not a bad thing.“And I thought he was a great cutter. I think we do miss that a little bit. I thought, especially playing with the starters, Matt knew where to go.”Barnes, 35, admitted that both his career and life have been a roller-coaster ride. It was only last month he was in a physical altercation with New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher, who is in a relationship with Barnes’ estranged wife, Gloria Govan.But all and all, Barnes is good.“Considering this is the team the Clippers always used to go to war with in the playoffs, to be traded and end up in Memphis where I still have a chance to win, that was absolutely a blessing,” said Barnes, who smiled when he told reporters Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had been “talking trash” to him via text. “I’m still trying to find my way around the team a little bit and my way around the city. But besides that, I’m happy.” Up next for the Clippers are the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday in Dallas. The crowd there figures to be about as hostile as the Clippers will see this season because of Jordan reneging on a verbal agreement to sign with the Mavericks, then re-signing with the Clippers. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Matt Barnes sat in a locker room at Staples Center on Monday evening. He was in enemy territory, wearing a Memphis Grizzlies uniform after having played the previous three seasons with the Clippers, who traded him away during the off-season.“It’s bittersweet,” Barnes said before his new team was defeated 94-92 by the Clippers before 19,060 at Staples Center. “I had a lot of good times here. L.A.’s home, but I’m in Memphis now, so I’m excited about getting the opportunity to play against my former teammates.”The teams were tied 46-46 at halftime, and the Clippers led 70-66 heading into the fourth quarter after a 3-pointer by Jamal Crawford at the third-quarter buzzer.Blake Griffin led the Clippers (5-2) with 24 points and 12 rebounds. J.J. Redick scored 16 points and made a huge 3-pointer to give the Clippers the lead for good at 87-86 with 55.1 seconds to play. Redick also made three free throws with 13.3 seconds left for a 90-86 L.A. cushion. Chris Paul scored 14 points and got both poked and smacked in the eye. DeAndre Jordan had 13 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, and Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers scored 13 and nine off the bench, respectively.center_img Paul missed Saturday’s game against Houston with a strained groin. He played nearly 33 minutes Monday and afterward said, “It’s feeling a little bit better.”Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies (3-5) with 26 points and nine rebounds, Marc Gasol scored 18, Mike Conley had 16 and Barnes scored eight points — all in the fourth quarter. Barnes also had six rebounds, two steals and two blocks.Gasol could have tied the game with 3.5 seconds left, but he missed the second of two free throws.“It wasn’t a hard situation,” he said. “I just overthought the free throw.”Redick’s 3-pointer and free throws during a 42-second span after the Clippers had fallen behind were as big as they get. Redick was 1 of 5 from 3-point range prior to making the one that really counted.last_img read more

Third annual Dore Fast-Pitch Softball tournament starts tonight in Mayfield

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The third annual Dore Fast-Pitch Softball Benefit Tournament started tonight at Gene Metzen Memorial Park in Mayfield. The benefit tournament also includes a home run derby and raffle. There will be two games nightly starting at 6:30 and 8 p.m. The charity has yet to be determined. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 263 weeks ago What is the tournament benefiting? Report Reply 0 replies · active 263 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHS · 263 weeks ago Since when is Wednesday abbreviated Wens instead of Wed? Report Reply 0 replies · active 263 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Pakistani fan issues heartfelt appeal to Virat Kohli to come and play cricket in…

first_imgAdvertisement ldd7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsdg3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eyno( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1l8Would you ever consider trying this?😱3ozCan your students do this? 🌚5swRoller skating! Powered by Firework Recently a Pakistani cricket fan raised a poster at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore and that went viral in the social media. The Pakistani fan pleaded the Indian skipper Virat Kohli to come in Pakistan to play bilateral series. The last bilateral series between India and Pakistan were held in 2013. After that these two sides did not meet each other in any bilateral series. However, India and Pakistan met each other in ICC tournaments and Asia Cup in the meantime.Advertisement However, the cricket fans of both the Nations want to have bilateral series between India and Pakistan in the upcoming days. Some Indian cricket fans also retweeted and welcomed the gesture of the Pakistani fan. The craze of the bilateral series between India and Pakistan are really high. The fans are waiting eagerly for it. Hopefully these two Nations will play a bilateral series very soon.Advertisement Sri Lankan cricket team went to Pakistan to play a bilateral series. This was a series that happened in Pakistan after a long time. Pakistan cricket team won the ODI series in Karachi by a margin of 2-0. However, recently they were white-washed by young Sri Lankan side by a margin of 3-0 in the T20 series.Pakistani cricketer ties the knot with Indian girl in DubaiAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

27 players, between First and Second, are sanctioned

first_imgAs for LaLiga SmartBank, they have been sanctioned with two matches Isi Palazón (Rayo Vallecano), after being sent off for an entrance to an opponent from behind, and Brian Oliván (Girona), for protests to the referee.They have also been suspended a match for accumulation of reprimands Oscar Arribas, Richard Boateng (Alcorcón), Aitor Sanz (Tenerife), Fidel Chaves, Manuel Sánchez (Elche), Samuel Saiz (Girona), Víctor Mollejo (Deportivo) and Antonio Milic (Rayo); by double warning Carlos Pomares (Alcorcón), by expulsion Alberto Cifuentes (Cádiz); for violence and suspension of a party Aitor Buñuel (Racing) and Mauricio Lemos (Las Palmas). A total of thirteen LaLiga Santander players have been sanctioned with a suspension match by the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), meeting this Wednesday.For accumulation of reprimands have been sanctioned Rubén García (Osasuna), Joao Felix (Atlético de Madrid), Joselu Mato (Alavés), Clement Lenglet (Barcelona), Nemanja Maksimovic, Jaime Mata (Getafe), Antonio Puertas (Granada), Paulo Oliveira (Eibar), Nemanja Gudelj ( Sevilla), Geoffrey Kondogbia (Valencia) and Rubén Peña (Villarreal), and Mauro Arambarri (Getafe) and Diego López (Espanyol) for a double warning.last_img read more

“They call me crazy but I won’t play; life is worth more than money”

first_imgSo if there is no paper signed on May 4, you will not go to train?Insurance. I’m not going to play or anything. And everyone will see it. And even if they fine me. Since I do not have social networks, I have no way to let everyone know. That Fali is not going to play; It will not put any person at risk. And less to my family.Are there cases of contagion within your team?To my knowledge we have had no one.The protocol, in its phases three and four (group and collective training) talks about concentrating them in a sports city or in hotels. What do you think? To whom have you transferred your position?Only the President, and now you. And if it is true that we do not have any risk, you do not have to mind signing such a paper.What did Manuel Vizcaíno say to him?The president was convincing me to be calm, but he doesn’t confirm anything to me. I am not going to put my health and that of my family before some people who want to try to force me to play soccer when it is not an essential job. That I do not help anyone. To who? People to have fun because they see us play. Those people may also go without watching soccer. No one dies for not watching soccer. And yes we can die for playing or people can die because of us. And that Fali will not consent. I have it clear. If I have to go home to work at my bar, I leave with my head held high, my head calm and happier than anyone. And I hope everyone knows that.Have you contacted the unions to get their opinion across?I’m talking to ON Soccer players, who seem to be the only ones who are understanding me. They are the only ones who think like me. Let them say that we can play and sign us a piece of paper that they are 100% safe and that they are ruined. But since they are going for the money, they surely don’t want to lose money in their life. If they sign, Fali will play. And we will play all the players without anything happening. I bet whatever you want that they don’t. It is impossible.What have the Captains of Cádiz transferred to you from the meetings with AFE?We were talking in groups and I already said that I was not going to play. They say I’m crazy, but we crazy people sometimes have two fingers in front of us. In these things you have to be very careful. I’m not going to put anyone at risk because of me. If I have to go home to eat a bologna sandwich, it will make me fat because my conscience will be very calm. I’m not going to put anyone’s life at risk because of me. Not a joke.What do you think of the LaLiga protocol to return to training?I haven’t listened to him because I don’t believe in him. When they sign what I ask, I will read the protocol from top to bottom, letter by letter. But I know no because I have been told no. I just know it’s impossible.ALVARO RIVERO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FOOTBALL 19/20ALVARO RIVERO (DAILY AS) “If I have to go to my bar or home to eat bologna, with my head up” Rafael Giménez Jarque, better known as Fali (12-08-1993, Valencia), is central in Cádiz and played, among others, in Barcelona B and Nàstic. Despite being the leader of the Second Division, his pulse does not tremble with the possibility of resuming training and competition: either there is zero risk, and insured in writing by the institutions, or he stands up and does not play. He attends to AS to explain a position that he has already shared with its president, Manolo Vizcaíno.Before analyzing the football scene. How are you and how are your family?Well, luckily we are all fine. But what is happening outside affects us all.How do you handle confinement?Well, here, like everyone, locked up. Pulling and being at home. We remain privileged. Taking it in the best possible way even if it is a little overwhelming.And how do you manage to train?I have a stationary bike, cane it and exercise alone. I’m trying to get in shape and get to the preseason in shape. But competing is competing and all this is very complicated, it requires a thousand by one thousand and any player knows it and it is very complicated to be good at doing sit-ups and cycling. Very difficult to be at 100%.How do you keep in touch with the rest of the team?We talk a lot for WhatsApp, We have held meetings to see how each of us is doing. We are a spectacular human team (leaders in Second) and we are looking forward to starting everything, always with health ahead.There has been an agreement between CSD, RFEF and LaLiga to return to training soon. At that meeting the footballers were absent. Surprised?I have found out that maybe on May 4 or 11 we were going to start training. I have refused; I will not train. I’m not going to play. I have it very clear from the beginning. I know they call me crazy, but I have it very clear from the beginning.Cast?Health always comes first and, if it is true that they are 100% sure that we are not going to be exposed to the virus, sign a piece of paper for us. If something happens to any soccer player, something happens to them too. Let their lives also be ruined a little because our lives are ruined. Do they not understand that if something happens to us, our family will have that pain the rest of their lives in the soul? If they sign that piece of paper, I play soccer 100% safe. Let them ruin their lives if they ruin me because soccer is not an essential job. Soccer will return sooner or later, but that it returns when the health is well.It seems that he is clear.If not, let them say that players can take the COVID-19 and see which players want to play and who doesn’t. But they are not saying it. They are just saying the protocol. Health is worth more than all the millions that move in soccer in the world. We have to put ourselves before this. “The promotion? If the League has to be canceled, go ahead. This has to stop” Professionals are also afraid of injury after this break.I said that every two days it is impossible to play a soccer game. Every three days, well: Sunday, Wednesday, Sunday … The big teams are more or less used to the Champions League. And we, it is true that it is sacrificed because the temperatures are very high. But hey, if we have to make an exception, if the public asks us and what we like is this, we would have to adapt, but as long as health is assured.Suso (Seville) said that you still had to think about the next league and that this one ended. What do you think?Suso said that if there was a 1% chance of catching us, the League had to be ended. And I have no idea of ​​finishing the League: if it has to end like this, cancel it, upload the first two, start in October as Casillas said … I don’t get into that anymore. But soccer has to be resumed, because sooner or later soccer will return, but human lives are the ones that do not return. Let’s see if we find out at once.Some people think that he says it because Cádiz is the first in Second and so, if the competition is canceled, he raises without having to play more …The Fali does not want that. Fali wants to compete and it has been seen that the club always wants to win on the pitch. And if the League has to come in three or four months, well, nothing … If efforts are needed, they are made. But always with health ahead.That is to say, that it also puts health before promotion.For me, the most convenient thing could be for us to go straight or to play for Almería, but I say no. If it has to be done, it is done. But if you have to play again, you play. And if the season has to be canceled, it is canceled. And when the League returns, let us be 100% the players sure that nothing will happen. That I am not going to touch an opponent in danger or that I am going to infect a partner. The Fali wants to ascend or not to ascend, from the first moment on the pitch, for everything, because of their hobby. What can not be done with a hobby? Alone? We will try. You have to compete, but without risks. I am not an advantageist. We have to play on the grass and the decisions have to be made by them; That is why they are there in that position.Is this the most complicated situation you have ever experienced?Yes, more complicated and more angry. Do they call me crazy when I’m thinking about the health of others? Are we really going to play for money? Maybe that’s why, because since I don’t have anything in my case it’s easy. For me a person’s health is worth more than all the millions in the world. And I repeat: I will not expose anyone; Neither my family nor anyone else because of me. It’s very clear to me. The madman has to say this because I am very angry. I have courage that you don’t see. “I have refused to train as early as May 4. Soccer will return, but lives will not” I don’t see it as logical at all. Soccer is physical and mental. Mentally, you can’t spend three weeks in the room without someone like they want. But that would have to be endured, seeing the players who decide … I have no idea about that because I am not going to pay any attention to it. I want you to tell me the truth first. And it’s not worth 90%. All the people who don’t have an essential job should be at home holding the pull. We are the same as them and we have to do the same. We don’t have to compare ourselves to anyone. And since it is not an essential job, we have to stay at home. Is it because you have lived a case complicated by the coronavirus?Thanks God no. But seeing all the people there, I put myself in their shoes, you know? More than 20,000 deceased. And it is not only the 20,000 deceased. It is the pity that he leaves these families for all their remaining life. We do not give importance to them, but it is the grief that they have left for the loss of that person so close: grandparents, parents … They will not have that affection again because of this. And that we expose ourselves knowing that there is a possibility of dying. Know this and do we want to play? We are very crazy. So people have to tell us that they are 100% safe. Because I do not believe it because every day I see 400 deaths and more infected. Who says to me that I can’t catch it playing soccer? Being in my house I’m not going to get it. That’s for sure.Do you think there are more soccer players who think like you and for fear do not say it so clearly?Yes, surely. It’s very clear to me. I know when this comes out, please let all players know. I know that some do, some do not, others do not want to say it. But you have to be a little consistent, be people. It is not an essential job; they want us to play without 100% ensuring our health. Is money really worth more than life? I tell the players that we are the ones who can stop this. Everyone. Not just a club; all clubs. May the League return when we are truly safe. If we put all the clubs hand in hand, they will not be able to play soccer. It cannot, no matter how much they force us. We are the protagonists and if the soccer players say no, it is no. It is so. But we have to be everyone; not four. Let them think of all people, not themselves. Let them think of everything that can happen. Let them get into the worst. Because then the worst comes and they will say: if I had done this, it would not have happened. Well now we can do it, not when we play and on the third day there is a contagion. When I say everyone, I don’t mean just the footballers, I mean everyone who is going to be in there. Now is when we can do something. We know that if we don’t go out, we can’t catch it. And we can do it now. Do not expose lives. And if football has to come back in four or five months, let it come back but knowing that nothing will happen to us because of that virus.It’s rare to speak to a professional footballer and hear such a sincere opinion.We all have to stop this.last_img read more

CUMI Come Run inks million-dollar deal with Wisynco

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: The 2015 staging of the CUMI (Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill) Come Run 5K and 10K Road races is set to attract its biggest number of participants in the seven years since its inception, with early projections pointing to more than 800 athletes. The disclosure was made at the event’s press launch at Pier One in Montego Bay on Thursday, along with news that local conglomerate, Wisynco Group Limited, has joined forces with CUMI as title sponsor to the tune of one million dollars. Wisynco Group regional manager, Vivian Newman, told The Gleaner the move was a strategic one, which will serve to help place mental health issues at the forefront of national issues needing special attention. “The work that CUMI is undertaking is a critical one which serves to uplift the nation. We at Wisynco therefore thought it best to join forces with them in order to keep the light shining on this very important issue of mental health,” said Newman. “We hope to have a long and beneficial association with CUMI as we strive to play our part in Jamaica’s development,” Newman added. CUMI Come Run will once again take place at the picturesque Tryall Golf Club in Hanover on September 19, starting with pre-race warm-up session at 6 a.m., before the actual races at 7 a.m. The course will take runners and walkers around and over the challenging course, which includes two hill climbs, making it one of the most challenging 5K courses in the island. Four hydration stops are also included. Track events managers, Running Events, will be on board for another year, while some of the usual sponsors Xerox, Sandals Foundation, National Health Fund (NHF), the CPJ, Rainforest Seafoods, Solo Jamaica, JMMB and Fontana Pharmacy have all returned. All proceeds from the event will go towards providing the necessary medical and other needs of mentally ill and mentally challenged persons in Montego Bay and throughout western Jamaica.last_img read more