LaBiga SmartBank Lightning climbing has just begun. Paco Jémez lives a positive moment after running the risk of losing his position on the bench. In just over a month everything has changed and now the Franjirrojos already add a seven-game streak without losing between Copa and Liga. The last good news has been the signing of Jorge De Frutos, what he arrives from Real Madrid Castilla after breaking his assignment with Real Valladolid. On the morning of this Friday, the end already he trained with the team to be present on Saturday before the Ponferradina. The Canarian coach expects other reinforcements from this winter market: for now, there is talk of another player of the Pucela, Alvaro Aguado.The presence of Fruit“We are going to take it to see the group dynamics and to see how we work. Then, if the file can be processed, it will give us a few minutes. It arrives in good physical condition. ”The match against Ponferradina “It’s a complicated and difficult game. They have the same points as us, although with one game less. But we are in a dynamic where we have to keep winning wherever we go. We are doing things very well and with that I think we can compete with anyone. ”The physical state of the equipment“The team has recovered well. I have no doubt that the team will be fresh tomorrow. The physical work has been very small, we have used these days to recover ”.The lineup for Saturday’s game“We try to combine the players knowing that we have several matches. We have to make rotations. Maybe from one game to another, we see changes. There may be a change tomorrow. We have too many games trying to combine. ”Ulloa’s condition“He is ready to play, but I prefer to leave until Monday and from there he will start training with the group. I want him to recover well. ”The presence of the canteranos“Not Saturday but for Thursday (against Betis in the Cup) possibly someone has his debut. For this match neither Fabian nor Dani are summoned because we understand that rival needs something else. I would like someone to debut because they are working well. ” * Data updated as of January 17, 2020
CRICKET:ST JOHN’S, Antigua:The Caribbean will be the epicentre of the cricket world next June, when two of the world’s leading teams visit for a three-nation one-day international (ODI) tournament.Hosts West Indies will face reigning one-day world champions Australia and current world No.3, South Africa in a 10-match tournament over a three-week period from Wednesday, June 6 to Sunday, June 26.”This tournament promises to be very exciting with two of the world’s top teams coming to the Caribbean,” said WICB manager, cricket operations, Roland Holder.”It will provide a golden opportunity for our team to test themselves against two of the best sides in the world in the ODI format.”The tournament opens with round-robin matches contested at the Guyana National Stadium, before the teams travel to Basseterre in St Kitts for another series of matches at Warner Park, with the series moving to the Barbados capital of Bridgetown for the final round of matches at Kensington Oval, culminating with the final.”Australia won the ICC Cricket World Cup on home soil earlier this year and South Africa are highly ranked in this format, but are also the No.1 side in Tests,” said Holder. “These two sides have shared some fascinating rivalries not only in the ODI, but other formats of the international game in recent years.”The regional audience, therefore, will have a rare chance to attend and see this strong rivalry played out before their eyes, so we expect them to pack the three venues and bring the noise and colour associated with the game in the region.”SCHEDULEJuneWed 6: Australia vs South Africa – Guyana National Stadium, GuyanaFri 8: West Indies vs South Africa – Guyana National StadiumSun 10: West Indies vs Australia – Guyana National StadiumMon 13: South Africa vs Australia – Warner Park, St. KittsWed 15: West Indies vs South Africa – Warner ParkFri 17: West Indies vs Australia – Warner ParkMon 20: Australia vs South Africa – Kensington Oval, BarbadosWed 22: West Indies vs South Africa – Kensington OvalFri 24: West Indies vs Australia – Kensington OvalSun 26: Final – Kensington Oval
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Lone Star: arrived in Brazzaville for their game on ThursdayIf they focus, follow instructions and just play as they know howThe national soccer team, Lone arrived in Brazzaville, Congo yesterday in what the Daily Observer sports reporter, accompanying the team, Anthony Kokoi, described as “a rough flight from Nairobi, Kenya.”He said the plane touched down at 10:00 AM (9:00 AM Liberia time) and was received by officials of the Congolese Football Federation at the Maya Maya International Airport. Lone Star will on Sunday meet their Congolese counterparts in the qualifying rounds of the 2019 Nations Cup in Cameroon.Head Coach Thomas Kojo and the playing team are aware of the reason they are in Brazzaville, just how the Congolese know why they also are playing in the tournament: they want to win to build their chances for the finals in Cameroun. And of course, they know that in the qualifying series they represent their country and therefore their people expect much from them.And Liberians expect the same from their players!The truth is Liberia is not in the competition to play in an Olympic sport whether they win or not. Liberia wants to be represented in the finals and that is the truth of it. In Lone Star’s last encounter against DR Congo, the players played all the right strings only to falter from the 81st minute. It is becoming an accepted fact that 90 minutes are too much for the Lone Star to hold themselves against their opponents.Recent history weighs heavily against their inability to control a game in their favor for the 90 minutes of play. I am sure Coach Kojo can bear me out since he has been around the national team for sometimes now. In fact, the evidence was clear to him when DR Congo after their equalizer in the 81st minutes turned Lone Star’s defense into shreds and kept the pressure on his boys and I almost fell from my chair.We can also recall with pain when Adebayo led his Togolese brothers to Liberia and while the Lone Star had run ahead in the lead, fatigue and other circumstances set in that eventually denied Lone Star the much-needed victory at home.In fact, former national coach James Salinsa Debbah’s role in the inglorious draw is still spoken about in local soccer circles. Claiming that his back was ‘hurting’ him, Salinsa sat on the spot reserved for a coach to direct their players and did not engage in directing his players when they seemed to be overlooking playing instructions.The players, we are all aware, are based abroad and clearly, Coach Kojo did not have them together as a group. The three foreign-based players Murphy Dorley, Sylvanus Nimely and Adolphus Marshall, according to reporter Akoi, have joined the team.And I can bet my pen that the Congolese face the same problem where their stars joined them in the last minute which should suggest to the players that their Congolese counterparts have not had extraordinary opportunities in their preparation for this Sunday’s match.Playing at home, the Congolese will be seeking for an early lead that most often seems to dampen the fighting spirit of the most determined team. Lone Star should be above that and be cautious as the serpent. Lone Star, despite away pressure, should work together as a team and make a difference.The players should know that if they want to qualify for next year’s Nations Cup in Cameroun then they must play as they have never played before in any match.We wish them good luck!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The first ever solar farm located at Khan’s Hill, Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini) is expected to be fully operational by the end of this month. According to the Department of Public Information, the farm has been substantially completed with testing being carried out to efficiently integrate its electricity supply into the local grid system.The initiative is anticipated to increase the electricity supply to residents by eight hours. According to the mid-year report, feasibility studies for the establishment of solar farms have so far been completedFinancing for the development of these farms is being pursued with support fromThe solar farm at Khan’s Hill in Mabarumathe country’s development partners. The report further states that geotechnical studies for the development of hydropower projects at Kumu and Moco Moco are expected to begin in the third quarter, and once completed will be included in a feasibility study.Following a recent visit to Norway by Minister of State Joseph Harmon, Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and other officials, Government has secured $80 million under the Guyana-Norway partnership agreement.The money will be directed towards intensified efforts to achieving 100 per cent renewable energy use.To date, under the energy efficiency programme, a total of 11,273 LED lamps and 1027 motion sensors have been outfitted to Government buildings. A total of 90 of said buildings – above the 74 target – will have solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed by year-end.This represents 1.9 kilowatts of new installed solar capacity.
“We made some mistakes at the end of the match and we were sometimes vulnerable,” said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.“On Saturday it’s a head-to-head with Napoli and it’ll certainly be a great game. I don’t have a line-up in my head right now, as on Friday in training we’ll see everyone together and decide.”Lazio are third, a further three points adrift, after their fourth win on the trot 2-1 against Udinese ahead of this weekend’s Roman derby against Roma.Roma, meanwhile, eased the pressure on under-fire coach Eusebio Di Francesco achieving their first three points since their season-opener against Torino over a month ago.“This is a new beginning for us, a new season has started,” said Di Francesco.In Turin, Dybala got a rare start up front alongside superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and lashed home his first goal of the season after 12 minutes in the Allianz Stadium.The Argentine had initially teed up Matuidi but Lukasz Skorupski cleared the Frenchman’s effort before Dybala acrobatically turned the ball in himself.Five minutes later World Cup winner Matuidi got his chance to add a second following a Ronaldo cross, with the Portuguese forward having a shot cleared off the near post by Skorupski.Cristiano Ronaldo drew a blank in Turin after losing out in the FIFA best player award this week. © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLORonaldo — who missed out on the FIFA’s best player of the year award this week — fired just wide five minutes from the whistle when he picked up Dybala’s through ball.In was the first of three games in Turin within the space of a week for Juventus, who after Napoli at the weekend, host Swiss club Young Boys in the Champions League next week, after winning their opener against Valencia.Carlo Ancelotti rotated his squad completely with nine changes ahead of the weekend game in Turin and hosting Liverpool in the Champions League.And it paid off with a third straight league win with Lorenzo Insigne opening after four minutes in Naples with a second-half brace from Polish forward Arkadiusz Milik keeping the pressure on Juventus.“We were very fresh because I changed them all, and the initial rhythm determined the final result,” said Ancelotti.– ‘Starting point’ –Lazio, meanwhile, continued their promising start with Francesco Acerbi and Joaquin Correa scoring in the space of five minutes just after the hour mark.Bram Nuytinck pulled one back in Udine with an overhead kick ten minutes from time.Simone Inzaghi’s side, who lost their opening two games to Juventus and Napoli, can head confidently into the Roman derby against Roma.In the Stadio Olimpico, Turkish winger Cengiz Under set the tone after just two minutes for Roma with a sensational run from his own half to lash into the goal from a distance.Roma win to ease the pressure on coach Eusebio Di Francesco. © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEJavier Pastore’s back heel flick gave Di Francesco’s side a second just before the half hour mark with Under then setting up Stephan El Shaarawy for the third minutes later.Luca Pellegrini came off the bench for his Serie A debut, to set up Aleksandar Kolarov for the fourth three minutes from time.Roma are tenth with eight points, with Frosinone second from bottom having conceded 16 goals this season.“This is a starting point. It was important to rediscover our confidence and prepare well,” said the Roma coach whose side host Czech club Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League next week, having lost their opener to holders Real Madrid.Inter Milan moved towards the top of the table with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Tuesday, with AC Milan playing at Empoli on Thursday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Off the mark: Paulo Dybala gets his first goal this season for Juventus. © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Sep 27 – Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi scored early as Juventus extended their perfect start to their Serie A title defence to six games on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Bologna, as Roma ended their losing streak with a 4-0 success over promoted Frosinone.The reigning champions have a maximum 18 points, three ahead of Napoli who beat Parma 3-0, with the top two set to go head-to-head in Turin on Saturday.
1 Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe was lost for words after watching a replay of his stunning match-winning volley in the 1-0 victory over Newcastle at the Stadium of Light which eased their relegation worries.The 32-year-old’s brilliant dipping effort on the stroke of half time earned Sunderland a record fifth straight derby victory over their fiercest rivals, who were despondent throughout.The three points earned Dick Advocaat his first win in charge after replacing Gus Poyet, and Defoe was clearly caught up in the emotions when reflecting on his winner.“To be honest it’s unbelievable. As soon as it leaves your foot you know it’s going in and it’s an unbelievable feeling,” Defoe told Sky Sports.“Words can’t describe how I felt when that went in – it’s quite emotional really.”Defoe was visibly moved by the moment as the players walked off at half time, and reiterated the importance of a victory that meant Advocaat’s side leapfrogged Aston Villa and Hull and moved three points clear of the drop zone.“It was a massive game and I just wanted to do well. The lads have worked so hard and everyone’s put the effort in. We just wanted the three points as well and I’m delighted we got them,” said the former Tottenham striker. Jermain Defoe
SAN FRANCISCO – Laura Hanson relies on the Internet to make her a smarter shopper even when she isn’t planning to buy online. Before traveling to a conventional store, the San Francisco resident regularly visits an online comparison-shopping site to explore prices and review product research so she won’t need to embarrass herself with store clerks. “With these (shopping comparison) sites, I can ask lots of stupid questions in the privacy of my own home,” said the 27-year-old Hanson. Yahoo Inc. runs Hanson’s favorite comparison site – just one of many free Internet services that churn out pricing guides and other helpful insights about everything from iPod accessories to kitchen sinks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The comparison sites are expected to play a central role in the upcoming holiday shopping season when Forrester Research predicts some 2.5 million U.S. households will buy merchandise online for the first time. To catch more consumers’ eyes, they’ve laid on new features. Some are tracking more merchandise, others using the latest technology to alert shoppers to money-saving deals or warn them about fraud risks. Still others supplement their price comparisons with product reviews and hard-to-find coupons. “We are entering a new era (in comparison shopping),” said Rob Solomon, general manager of Yahoo’s shopping site. “Now, we are all trying to figure out ways to differentiate ourselves.” All told, U.S. consumers are expected to spend $18 billion shopping on the Internet between Thanksgiving and Christmas, a 25 percent increase from last year, Forrester estimates. Feeling the pinch of higher gasoline and home heating bills, even consumers leery of Internet shopping are more likely to visit comparison sites to help steer them toward nearby brick-and-mortar stores with the best deals, predicts e-commerce analyst Heather Dougherty of Nielsen/NetRatings. All the major comparison sites are free to use; they generate revenue primarily from referral fees for sending prospective customers to online merchants. It’s a formula that’s attracting big bucks as more consumers rely on the comparison sites. The two most popular such sites, Shopzilla (formerly BizRate) and Shopping.com, were recently acquired in separate deals worth more than $1.2 billion. Meanwhile, venture capitalists have financed another wave of entrepreneurs promising to introduce even more useful shopping tools. Michael Yang and his business partners have already raised $11.7 million for their 9-month-old site, Mountain View, Calif.-based Become.com. By coupling professional product reviews with pricing guides, Yang is confident he can do even better with Become.com than he did with his first comparison-shopping site, MySimon, which he started in 1998 and sold to CNet Networks Inc. for $678 million in 2000. “Comparison shopping really is on the verge of becoming a mainstream service,” Yang said. Other new-wave comparison sites include: FatLens.com, which has raised $8 million in venture capital and believes it has come up with a more effective way of finding the best deals for consumers. Dulance, which enables users to create wish lists and receive electronic notices of hot deals through RSS Web feeds. ConsumerClub, eDeals and CouponCabin, which all serve up rebates and coupons from a wide assortment of retailers. Dealio, which offers a shopping tool bar that alerts shoppers when they are about to buy something available at a lower price elsewhere on the Web. SquareTrade, which offers a shopping sidebar that patrols the prices of online auctions and provides fraud protection. “We haven’t seen a terrible amount of innovation in comparison shopping during the past four or five years,” said Talmadge O’Neill, co-founder of Smarter.com, another newcomer to the field. “We are still in the early days. There is a huge pie out there yet to be had.” As they angle for a bigger piece of the action, even long-established comparison sites are rolling out improvements designed to make themselves even more appealing. Yahoo’s shopping channel, shopping.yahoo.com, for instance, is now offering prices and information for about 90 million products, up from 60 million a year ago. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company also is encouraging more social interaction on its shopping site by asking consumers to post lists of their personal recommendations. Yahoo plans to set up a system in which a consumer will receive a slice of Yahoo’s commission if those recommendations send visitors to a merchant. Besides Yahoo’s shopping channel, Shopzilla and Shopping.com, other top shopping comparison sites include Google Inc.’s Froogle.com, PriceGrabber, NexTag and ShopLocal. This group accounted for the bulk of the 49.3 million people who visited comparison sites during September, an 8 percent increase from 45.8 million at the same time last year, according to the most recent data from Nielsen/NetRatings. At the top of the shopping cart, Shopzilla and Shopping.com each lured nearly 15 million U.S. visitors in September, Nielsen/NetRatings said. In deals completed during the summer, Cincinnati-based newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps Co. bought Shopzilla for $570 million and online auctioneer eBay Inc. paid $685 million for Shopping.com. Though they are attracting more traffic, no comparison sites so far have been able to establish themselves as indispensable e-commerce hubs. Most online shoppers still begin their research on the home page of a major Internet search engine, such as Google Inc. or Yahoo, forcing the comparison sites to advertise heavily to attract traffic. “It’s been a challenge for any of these sites to engender any kind of consistent loyalty so far,” Dougherty said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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