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“Odegaard has the quality to play for Madrid, but I hope he stays”

first_imgHe is one of the fashionable players in Spanish football. When the competition had to be stopped because of the coronavirus, it literally went away. Confined to Donostia, he expects a league final that is presumably exciting for Real, and he analyzes it in a talk with Diario AS. Now that it looks like you are going back to training, what do you think of the ban on Real on April 13?He was very happy then because it meant going back to Zubieta because Real raised it in a very breathable way and with the least possible risk, everything was very controlled. And that’s why when we were told at the last minute that it couldn’t be done, my colleagues and I did not understand very well what had happened, when there are other jobs with a higher risk of contagion than we who go by car and return home without contact. with nobody. But we accept it and continue at home.And do you already know something about the new option for when the extension of the alarm state ends?Still nothing, for now. I have heard something on the news, but the club has not proposed anything to us. We are expecting.And they haven’t said anything about the tests that they are going to do to the players?Nothing. Because there is no date yet, because it is all very volatile and it is not known exactly when there will be something. It is hoped that there will be something, it is in the inkwell; but it is not well known when it will be done, or if it will be done in the end.What do you think about football tests being done indiscriminately when there are other people who are not being tested for the Covid-19?The truth is that it is swampy territory to get into. But speaking of mine, if we are going to play each other again, this is not like, for example, tennis, that you are far from the rival. Here you are in continuous contact with the rival with shocks and entries, and in the end if you have the virus, the contagion percentage is very high, and it would be good if, if the sport resumes, we know that there will be security and that there will be no there will be another regrowth because of this.In that sense, do you understand the words of your partner in Cadiz, Fali?Obviously the greatest risk in this matter is not us, but infecting people who are at risk. In the end we are going to have to do what is organized and we will surely do it in the best possible way. I am not going to say so emphatically that I will not play in case there is not 100% security of not contagion, because you do not know very well how everything will happen, but it is true that it would be good if everything were under control before play.Is there any concern among the players about what the return to the competition will be like?I have not had the opportunity to speak to everyone more extensively, but my opinion is one of uncertainty. Because it is a long time without exercising, because at home is not the same even remotely to training. So there is some uncertainty about how we are going to be able to compete and what decision is going to be made with the return of the league.Do you think it is feasible to play every 2 or three days in the final stretch of the league?There are many interests, because the league has bought the month of July to play, and there is a lot of money at stake. The idea is to play it and it will have to be adjusted to what they decide. We will abide by what they decide, because we are professionals and there will be the same recovery time for everyone, so everything will be more equal.How did you live last Saturday that the expected Cup final should have been played?You think that some life has been stolen from you, like all this time you have been doing nothing when you had to be living unique experiences. I am not to give importance to those things, because in the end we can enjoy it at another time, for sure.And what about the option of playing it behind closed doors?I don’t see it, or I don’t want to see it. What remains of the season behind closed doors is not the same as doing it in a final, and less in the one we have this year, because it is something very big. The main beneficiary of this final is the fans, and I hope it will continue. And what do you think about playing the final with the next season already started to ensure that it is played open door?It would be nice if he could find a moment to play that final as soon as possible, as long as things were under control. But, if you have to wait a little longer for it to be played open door, for me it would be a success. It would be a shame because the squads would not have the same players and it would not be the same prize for everyone, but it would have to be seen. It is sure that a date is found that does not have a risk of contagion and that the current template is, which is the most normal.How was the negotiation to reduce the players 20% of their salary?It did not cost anything to make the decision because if this team has anything, it is a well-furnished head, and we are privileged. It is not a matter of giving away money at any time, but there were other workers’ positions at risk. It seemed fair to us and the sacrifice cost little. We did the right thing.How many times have you thought about how the coronavirus has cut the best moment of your career?(Laughter) It’s funny because I’ve been listening to that for a long time. It is a pity because it cuts a good situation personally and collectively. But this stop will not stop me from growing as a player, and although the return is different, the scenario will lead us to the same. It is a matter of continuing to work with humility as until now.UEFA has said that the LaLiga quarter will go to the Champions League, and it is you if the competition does not resume. It is fair, isn’t it?I think so. Come on fourths, the regulations say, we have made merits for it, and I would not understand otherwise. But it is normal for me to think like this. Anyway, hopefully it can be played, because it would be a good sign.Does Athletic benefit more than not playing the final now in April? Because the Real was launched …Soccer is dynamic, and we can well beat anyone. But in a final everything is equal, no matter how bad or how well you arrive, it is a game in which the mental aspect is the most important. I cannot answer that question, because a final is a different film, and we will have to wait to see what happens.Do you want more end to face that team that in the end was not decided by his transfer?No the truth. The desire is due to the fact that it is a derby and the importance it has for everyone. On a personal level it does not matter anymore, because I know what I am worth and the importance I have for Real. I am delighted here, I was right coming to Real, I couldn’t have made a better decision.Athletic’s uncomfortable rival in a final, because of how he has passed the round, which proves to be competitive until the end …It is a team that is very clear. They always compete, they go after you, and they are very aggressive. It doesn’t matter how they play, because they will always be involved in the game and I think that in the end they will go for us, and the script was done, and it was a matter of us being focused and psyched to win .I can’t help but ask him about Odegaard, do you advise him to stay one more year at Real or to take the Real Madrid train?In the end you must decide for yourself. I have seen him train, I work with him and I know him. It has to see what time it is. I think he is very young, he still has many years ahead, and here at Real he has everything ideal and expensive to grow and improve, to become even bigger, and then decide what he wants. If Martin continues in this line, Madrid will wait for him and will be ready to catch him. If he is well, and at Real he is going to be well, Madrid is going to take him this, the year that well or whenever. He has already said in all the interviews that he has two years of assignment and that he wants to fulfill them, so there is not much more to say. Then he will decide, but hopefully we have another year here.But do you see him ready to start at Madrid or does he still have to mature at Real?I think yes, his individual quality, as a player, is top. He is a player to be in Madrid and play as a starter. The problem is that Madrid has a different way of playing, and it is not known how they can perform with that idea. In the Real it is of course in his sauce, because it is an ideal system for him and his privileged head to associate. Here he has everything to face, those in front are experts in doing what is best for him and those in the back give him the ball in the best conditions, and he is a total unknown. He has individual quality to play for Madrid, but hopefully he stays at Real.last_img read more

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Archers destroy Tigers, near twice-to-beat bonus

first_imgLa Salle didn’t need reigning Most Valuable Player Ben Mbala to play heavy minutes and help the Green Archers destroy University of Santo Tomas.The Green Archers had more than enough firepower in cruising to a 94-59 triumph over the struggling Tigers on Sunday for their 10th win in 12 games in UAAP Season 80 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ “It worked to our advantage that Salem is sick and Gaye had something wrong with his foot,” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? While NU is in danger of missing out on the Final Four, the Tigers are in a far more miserable state as they have two games left to avert a winless season. The Tigers’ 12th straight loss saw them trail by 42 points at one point.“We’re doing our best, but the results have not gone our way,” UST guard Marvin Lee, who had 25 points, said in Filipino. “We just have to learn and improve and prepare for next season. It’s frustrating, especially with our record right now.”The Archers pulled away in the second period after Ricci Rivero caught fire with 11 of his 16 points.Santo Tomas scored just eight points in that stretch.The Bulldogs sorely missed gunner Matt Salem, who was out due to an illness, while big man Issa Gaye played just 15 minutes due to an injury.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Chan, Constantino top NGAP tourney Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mbala scored 17 points in just 19 minutes to lead seven others who finished with at least six points as the Archers fashioned out their most lopsided victory of the season to close in on a twice-to-beat Final Four bonus.“I’m happy I was able to rest,” said the Cameroonian big man. “Mayhem (the defense that La Salle plays) is not something that’s easy to do, especially when you stay in there for more than 20 minutes. But if it’s less than 20 minutes and the team is still doing good, at least it means somehow that the second group is also doing well so its good for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLater, Adamson pounced on a shorthanded National U squad for a 90-77 victory that assured the Falcons of a playoff for a Final Four spot after improving to 8-4.Jonathan Espeleta and Jerrick Ahanmisi led an early barrage by the Falcons to finish with 16 points each as Adamson put NU’s postseason hopes in peril after the Bulldogs fell to 4-7. View commentslast_img read more

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Rose Hall Mayor insists on movable stalls

first_imgRose Hall Mayor Vijay Kumar Ramoo is insisting that street vendors within the township must comply with the movable stalls policy.Rose Hall MayorVijay Kumar RamooThe Mayor is giving the street vendors one more day to comply.Ramoo told this publication that the stalls pose a security risk for the public, noting that many persons have been robbed and there are instances where perpetrators waited in the stalls at night and attacked females.The Mayor’s comments come one day after street vendors of the town met with Regional Prime Ministerial Representative Gobin Harbhajan and vented their concerns over the decision by the Town Council to have them removed if they do not comply.Ramoo, however said the Council took a decision and he will ensure that it is carried out.The stalls are preventing the Town Council from cleaning the drains along Arch Road“The decision was taken since last year December to regularise Independence Avenue which is referred to as “Arch Road”. We are not stopping them from selling but they must have stalls that when they are finished selling they can take it away.”The vendors had however argued that in the past, criminal elements rolled away their stalls on wheels which they had locked up after selling.They also say that some of those who live in the town will be able to take away their stalls after vending but the others will have nowhere to take them.The Mayor also stated that the Council cannot carry out needed road repair and has difficulty cleaning drains, which are situated behind the stalls. However, some of the street vendors claim they have had to fortify the road shoulder in order to erect their stalls and the municipality collects a monthly fee from them.Speaking with this publication on the issue, the Mayor said persons who have legitimate businesses have complained to the municipality of the unfair competition and the hindrances to their businesses as a result of the vendors on the street with permanent structures.He added that those who do not comply will have the structures they have erected removed on Saturday.“We will take the necessary action to remove those structures after the deadline. They are all free to sell but at the end of the day they have to remove their structures,” he explained to Guyana Times. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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Studio City singer gets ‘Idol’ boot

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cotter reacted to his elimination by telling host Ryan Seacrest he was shocked. But Cowell insisted he had to spend more time on his vocals and less on his looks. When Head was knocked off, judge Paula Abdul announced she was speechless. “This is a singing competition, and Sundance, you’ve been one of our finest,” she told him. Thursday’s show also featured a performance by past “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood, who recently snagged a Grammy for Best New Artist. The only San Fernando Valley contestant remaining is Brandon Rogers of North Hollywood. Tears flowed as the road ended for four more “American Idol” contestants Thursday, leaving a dozen finalists to sing again next week. Given pink slips were Studio City singer Sabrina Sloan, Antonella Barba, Jared Cotter and Jason “Sundance” Head, who were cast off by voting that drew about 37 million calls and text messages. The elimination of Sloan surprised judge Randy Jackson, who said she “should be in that top 12. America got that one wrong.” A choked-up Sloan seemed to agree. Barba, the focus of media scrutiny after racy photos of her surfaced a few weeks ago on the Internet, was also shown the door, to nobody’s surprise. Judge Simon Cowell had repeatedly said the girl wasn’t up to snuff. last_img read more

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Half-time: Liverpool 2 Fulham 0

first_imgFulham face an uphill task at Anfield, where goals from Martin Skrtel and Steven Gerrard put the home side in control.Skrtel thumped home on eight minutes after the Whites were unable to clear Gerrard’s corner.Liverpool should have doubled their lead when Luis Suarez pulled the ball back from the right for Daniel Agger, who contrived to shoot over from two yards out.But there was no escape for the visitors when they were split open by Stewart Downing’s superb through-ball to Gerrard, who fired past Mark Schwarzer.Keeper Schwarzer’s near-post save prevented Suarez making it three shortly before the break.Boss Martin Jol made three changes to Fulham’s team for the game, with Giorgos Karagounis, Alex Kacaniklic and Ashkan Dejagah coming in for Damien Duff, Hugo Rodallega and the suspended Steve Sidwell.Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hangeland, Hughes, Riise, Kacaniklic, Karagounis, Baird, Richardson, Dejagah, Berbatov.Subs: Stockdale, Senderos, Kasami, Briggs, Rodallega, Frei, Tavares.Click here for our Liverpool v Fulham quiz  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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Round-up: Blues linked with Mings, QPR trialist, Old Oak latest, Groves, DeGale

first_imgQPR say their plans for a new stadium at Old Oak have won significant support from local people.Rangers say the consultation on their proposed regeneration of the area was backed by a large majority of those whose views they canvassed.But Cargiant, who currently own 47 acres of the site in question, insist they are pressing ahead with what the company say will be “firm and compelling” alternative plans for the area.On the pitch, Harry Redknapp says Adel Taarabt is still some way from fitness.The Rangers boss also says he is unsure when Alejandro Faurlin might be able to return to action and has denied reports that while Tottenham manager he considered selling Gareth Bale.DeGale and Groves are in action on SaturdayRedknapp is also taking a look at Argentine defender Pablo Alvarez, who has been training with the R’s.Chelsea, meanwhile, have been at the centre of more transfer speculation. It has been claimed that Ipswich’s Tyrone Mings has been identified as a possible long-term replacement for Blues skipper John Terry.Fulham defender Dan Burn has also been the subject of recent speculation, but Kit Symons has insisted that the 22-year-old is not for sale.Whites boss Symons has also said he is looking to add to his squad before the loan window closes and is relishing the prospect of a west London derby against Brentford on Friday evening.In boxing, local rivals George Groves and James DeGale are both preparing to fight at Liverpool’s Echo Arena this weekend.A win for Groves against American Denis Douglin would keep him in line for another world title shot the Hammersmith man hopes will be in London.DeGale, also in the frame for a world title challenge, has claimed that Groves should be “grateful” to him for the exposure he has been given by their rivalry.And Rajiv Ouseph is out of the Hong Kong Open despite the Hounslow badminton star giving top seed Chen Long a scare.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Big Pieces Missing in Darwin’s Theory, Says USC Scientist

first_imgA USC professor of gerontology has “explored a new way to look at aging that directly opposes principles set forth by Darwin in his theory of natural selection,” reports EurekAlert   (Emphasis added in all quotes).  Valter Longo’s theory of aging employs group selection instead of individual selection (see 05/31/2004 headline).  He thinks that in a population, individuals are programmed to die altruistically to conserve resources for the good of the group:In research published in the Sept. 27 edition of the Journal of Cell Biology, Longo proposes that aging is programmed so that the majority of a population dies prematurely to provide nutrients for the sake of a few individuals who have acquired the genetic mutations that increase their chances of reproduction.In his view, aging is programmed and altruistic, not due to chance.  Though his experiments were done with yeast, he thinks the principles could be applicable to humans, although “we don’t know whether it’s true yet or not,” he admits.Longo said he realizes that this theory goes against the fundamental theories of evolution, which is why he took 10 years to publish, combing through scientific papers dating back to the 1870s to learn about the genesis of the theory of natural selection and speaking with prominent evolutionary biologists about his ideas.    “I wanted them to tell me, ‘No, you’re wrong and here’s why.’  I never got that,” he said….    “We’re not saying Darwin was wrong.  We’re just saying that there appear to be some big missing pieces in his theory,” Longo said.Life is programmed, he says, but he does not yet know if death is programmed, too.Sargent Williams, discipline Private Longo; he has stepped out of line (see 05/31/2004.  No disrespect for General Charlie is permitted.    Longo’s story is the plot calling the prattle black, because his own hypothesis lacks genetic or developmental basis for tying an outward benefit to inheritance.  Like individual selection, it fails to explain how new information is added to the genome, and worse, it leaves hanging how a aging population would inform its young that wish to sacrifice themselves for the good of the species.  Haven’t they heard that grandparents provide an evolutionary benefit? (see 07/23/2004 headline).  So how can the grandparents transfer their wisdom if they commit hara kiri?    This tall tale would be funny if its implications weren’t so dreadful: i.e., that evolution has programmed the elderly to drop dead so the young can have food enough to reproduce.  Anyway, it’s refreshing to see someone doubting Charlie, even if it took him a decade to work up the nerve.  In the end, however, it signifies little else than two storytellers accusing each other of not telling the whole story.  Little do they know how right they are on that point.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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South Africa welcomes BRICS declaration

first_img30 March 2012 President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the Delhi Declaration issued by the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa following the 4th BRICS Summit in New Delhi on Thursday, saying it would invigorate their collective resolve to find global solutions to global challenges. The Delhi Declaration highlights the possibility of establishing a new Development Bank for emerging economies and developing countries. It also tackles the roles of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, the Doha Round of trade talks, energy, efforts to fight terrorism, the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan, and the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. In a statement issued after the meeting, President Zuma said he was pleased with the BRICS leaders’ commitment to support Africa and South Africa’s comprehensive infrastructure development programmes, as part of stimulating sustainable development and prosperity on the continent.BRICS Development Bank plan The President also welcomed the decision to prepare for a new BRICS-led Development Bank for inclusive and sustainable development projects. In the declaration, the leaders directed their finance ministers to work towards forming a Development Bank that would cater to the needs of developing countries while supplementing the existing efforts of multilateral and regional financial institutions for global growth and development. “This development is welcomed by many other African leaders as it will support our priority infrastructure projects as well as trade and investment opportunities with our BRICS partners,” Zuma said. “Such a bank has great potential to help us create good jobs in developing countries.”Concern over WTO trade talks impasse On the matter of inclusive growth, Zuma said the BRICS leaders were concerned about the current impasse in WTO trade negotiations, and the threat to the Doha Development Agenda. “Developing economies are under pressure to offer additional and unreciprocated access to their markets in industrial products and services, in exchange for moderate reforms in agricultural protectionism. This is unfair, un-mandated and anti-development.” Regarding global governance, Zuma said the BRICS leaders had reflected on the comprehensive reform that was required of global decision-making structures to better reflect the current realities of a multi-polar world. The leaders also discussed the situation in the Middle East and North Africa. According to Zuma, in order to bring stability to these regions, strong global governance was required now more than ever. The BRICS leaders also discussed the important issues of food security and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Science-based GMO labeling law progressing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Numerous agricultural groups are calling on the House of Representatives to take up and pass legislation that would establish a clear and consistent national framework for the voluntary labeling of GMO-free foods, as well as foods containing biotechnology.The American Soybean Association (ASA) praised the House Agriculture Committee for its work in marking up and approving the bill, which sets science-based standards for labeling, and provides consumers with the information they seek on product labels.“Consumers continue to demand more transparency and accountability from food producers. This bill ensures that a multi-state patchwork of state regulations is avoided, as the wide range of potential individual and conflicting non-GMO labeling schemes,” said Wade Cowan, ASA president and a soybean farmer from Brownfield, Texas.Authored by Reps. Mike Pompeo of Kansas and G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act has 68 cosponsors. As a member of the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food, ASA is now engaged in a full-court press in each of the 30 soybean-growing states to garner chamber-wide support for the bill.“We’ve seen that the effort to bring clarity to the GMO labeling debate has significant support on both sides of the aisle,” Cowan said. “It’s clear that consumers want practical solutions that give them the confidence they want in their food, and this legislation does exactly that. In the coming weeks, we’ll meet with every lawmaker in soybean country to urge them to support this legislation. It’s a bill that moves us closer to a science-based dialogue on food and farm issues, and we will encourage every member of the House to get behind it.”last_img read more

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