Garbiñe Muguruza returns to the competition in Dubai

first_imgGarbiñe needs to proceed strengthening his sport after the good efficiency he confirmed in his participation in the Australian Open. The quantity sixteen in the world managed to get into displaying a really stable sport in the grand closing of the event held on February 1. There was the American Sofia Kenin, quantity 7, who lastly took the trophy to her showcase after tracing the first set to the Spanish.This tour is introduced as alternative for Conchita Martínez’s pupil to proceed strengthening his sport and including factors to preserve his rise in the rating, after the finish of the 12 months in the thirty-sixth place. Garbiñe reaped good outcomes in these situations final season, for instance, reached the quarterfinals at Indian Wells or the victory in the Monterrey event. The Spanish tennis participant Garbiñe Muguruza will reappear prior to anticipated on the tennis courts and can accomplish that in Dubai after accepting an invite to the Dubai Responsibility Free Championships event in the WTA Premier class.The primary Spanish girls’s tennis, not too long ago proclaimed runner-up of the Australian Open, will journey this Thursday to Arab lands to start the preparation for this event to be held from Monday on the slopes of the Aviation Membership.With this affirmation, Garbiñe closes its calendar for the subsequent weeks of competition in which it’s going to play, in addition to Dubai, in Doha (week of February 24) and the American tournaments of Indian wells (week of March 9), Miami (week of March 23) and Charleston (week of April 6), which replaces in its sports activities calendar the event in Monterrey (Mexico) that this 12 months has superior its dates to the week earlier than Indian Wells. Charleston, WTA Premier class, is disputed on American clay, considerably totally different from European pink clay. The remainder on the exhausting monitor outside.last_img read more

Victoria Jiménez, new world number one junior

first_imgVictoria Jiménez Kasintseva, the Andorrana tennis participant who shocked the world final January crowning herself because the youngest junior champion of the Australian Open, cOn simply 14 years, he has simply reached a new milestone: from immediately it’s the number 1 within the world within the junior class (as much as 18 years), and nothing lower than within the week through which it can make its skilled debut, within the W15 + H of Amiens, France. Born in Andorra, Vicky was wanting reaching the highest with a document of precocity: with 14 years, seven months and one day, solely the North American Coco Gauff grew to become the most effective junior within the world with youthful age, having achieved that distinction in 2018, with simply 14 years, 4 months and 4 days.“Being number 1 was a dream, however not a aim. My aim is to be completely satisfied taking part in tennis, preserve bettering with out placing stress however with out limits. I’ll proceed to work with rigor and energy, trusting myself, as all the time. At this time begins a new stage debuting as an expert and I face it with most enthusiasm, ”stated Jiménez Kasintseva. In the meantime, Enric Molina, Tennium associate and agent of the participant, added: “We’re very completely satisfied to see how Vicky is reaching new targets and to see her progress. Vicky has spectacular expertise and situations and limitless potential. You must be cautious and let it observe its pure evolution. We’re very proud to be a part of your crew and collectively along with your mother and father and technical crew, information you in your technique to professionalism to attain all of your targets. ” Imposing bodily by age (measures 180 cm), Jiménez Kasintseva trains in Sitges below the tutelage of his father Joan Jiménez and with the technical recommendation of Jordi Arrese, he dominates Spanish, Catalan, French, English and Russian (His mom is of that nationality), admires Rafael Nadal and Petra Kvitova, and, like them, factors excessive: “Australia has been my first nice, however I’ve three others left to compete and attempt to do my greatest.” And the following large one will simply be on his favourite floor: Roland Garros, on clay. Tennium has its headquarters in Barcelona and presence in Argentina, Belgium, america and the United Arab Emirates.It owns the ATP 250 European Open, in Antwerp, and the ATP 250 Argentina Open, in Buenos Aires, and lately it has been awarded the administration contract of the ATP 500 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, from 2021. In 2020, Tennium may also set up three collection of the Senior Masters Cup in Spain: Valencia, Marbella and Zaragoza. The corporate combines its participant illustration enterprise with its Excessive Efficiency Program, led by Sebastien Grosjean in Boca Raton, United States.last_img read more

Choco Lozano: “The passion of the Cádiz fans reminds me of football in Honduras”

first_imgFor his part, he praised the colleagues with whom he shares a position, Malbasic, Álvaro Giménez Y Elder brother, “they are three very good forwards with great experience and trajectory. That competition is good because it makes you have the plus to improve. “The forward acknowledged that the dressing room mates speak daily, but since the quarantine began he has not spoken with Álvaro Cerverahowever they have done it with Roberto Perera Y Manuel Vizcaíno. “The coach is not talking much, but he speaks very clearly in training. During the quarantine we have not spoken with him, but we have spoken with the second coach (Roberto Perera) and with the president (Manuel Vizcaíno).”As for the best moment of his career, the Honduran remembers with great appreciation his time at the Tenerife. “The best moment of my career was at Tenerife. I remember that stage with much affection and I enjoyed it in a big way, just arrived from Honduras“The Choco Lozano has valued this season in a positive way, “the team has been almost every day as leader. Although many people criticize the way Cádiz plays, it is what works for us. Playing as we know it is very difficult to beat us. We have taken a lot of advantage to third place and the fans are appreciating it. “Love for HondurasThe footballer recalled his childhood, “when I was little there was no technology, but in my low-income neighborhood we were always with the ball and we had a great time.”He also acknowledges that he misses the food from his land, “Honduran food is always needed. My wife makes me some dishes, but it is always necessary to keep the flavors of the land in mind.”Looking at his childhood idol in the world of soccer, Lozano affirms that he was always David Suazo, and currently admires Alberth Elis“The panther for me is the best player in Honduras today. He is now in the MLS, but we are looking forward to all Hondurans making the leap to Europe.”The striker wanted to clarify that he did not directly request that the Honduran team not summon him for the November matches of the Concacaf Nations League. “I didn’t really request it, but I reached an agreement with the coach (Fabián Coito) to find the best solution for both of them. He told me that he wanted to try some guys and I wanted to settle in Cádiz.”Finally, the Honduran appreciates all the signs of affection he receives from his land, “the support and affection of my people always comes to me, and receiving that support is very important to me, in addition to receiving that of the Cadista fans.” In addition, he confesses that he chose the Cádiz offer, despite having others, because he liked the project and the expectations of the season. “I was very motivated by the Cádiz project, which has been close to promotion for several years. The president did a great job getting me here. “As for the break that the competition has suffered due to COVID-19, Choco trusts that a solution will be found that is fair for all teams, “we have great uncertainty about what will happen. Hopefully the decision they make is based on justice for all teams. This situation is atypical. “And he adds, “The stoppage hurts all the teams in the League a lot. You have to stop for many days, we don’t know how many they will finally be. My colleagues are great professionals and I know they are working to get back in the best possible physical shape. It will be complicated especially in terms of breathing, when we return to the field we will notice “.The Honduran greatly admires the intensity of the Cadista hobby, and even compares it with that of his country. “The fans of Cádiz and their passion remind me a lot of my country, they live soccer in a very similar way”. This makes him want to stay in the Cadiz, “I hope to be in Cádiz for many years. One of my motivations is to go up to First because I have a compulsory purchase that would mean three more years here “. The forward spoke about the reception of the fans and their stay in the province of Cádiz, “in Cádiz they are very hospitable, and there was great expectation around my signing, so the fans received me with great enthusiasm. I am grateful for that. Also I love Cádiz, although I live in Puerto de Santa María, but I go a lot. It has a great climate and like Cádiz it is difficult to find another place. I also really like Vejer and Setenil de las Bodegas, that I was able to visit them. “ The ‘Choco’ Lozano He was the protagonist of the virtual meeting on Monday, where the Honduran was able to interact with the fans to answer their questions. This is a formula devised by the Cadiz to liven up the afternoons of the amateur cadistas during the confinement by the coronavirus. Other wardrobe mates such as Malbasic and José Mari have already passed. 9last_img read more

Brehme auctions the ball for the final of Italy 90 to fight the coronavirus

first_imgThe bid for the ball, signed by all the members of the German team, has already reached a figure of 3,150 euros. An amount that is expected to increase before the end of the auction, scheduled for next May 6. The ball of the final played at the Olympic Stadium in Rome is not the only object put up for auction by Andreas Brehme, who has also yielded another ball, in this training case, signed by the world champion players in 1990 to raise funds for the fights coronavirus. Former German soccer player Andreas Brehme has put up for auction a ball from the 1990 World Cup final in Italy, in which Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 thanks to a penalty goal by Brehme himself, to raise funds for the fight against the coronavirus. Brehme, who played in the 1992-93 season at Zaragoza, wants to help with this initiative especially for the victims of the coronavirus in Italy, where he militated between 1988 and 1992 in the ranks of Inter Milan, with which he conquered a League. in 1989 and the UEFA Cup in 1991.last_img read more

AFE positions itself on the ERTE, the end of the contracts and gives the recommendations for the return

first_imgThe AFE has published a document taking stock of all these weeks without competition, of the averages adopted and with a series of recommendations to footballers by the time they return to training, since the Royal Society has announced that it intends to reopen Zubieta so that its footballers, whoever wishes to, exercise individually and not in groups, something that the CSD has reminded them cannot do still, and after the RFEF also published Consult the complete protocol of measures of the FEF for the return to the competition.With this document, sent to our more than 10,000 affiliates, the Association of Spanish Soccer Players intends to make a balance sheet after the suspension of the competition, at the request of the union itself – letters sent to CSD, RFEF and LNFP on March 9 – and the State of Alarm was decreed, and expose the lines of work in defense of the labor rights of soccer players.With the different stopped competitions, clubs of all categories have adopted economic measures that have affected many and many soccer players. AFE wants to take stock of the current situation and, on the other hand, highlight its lines of work to defend the labor rights of the group we represent.First of all, it is worth remembering the two types of ERTE that are being requested (temporary employment regulation file), which have been applied by different clubs:ERTE to reduce working hours. The salary is reduced in the same proportion as the working day is reduced. The reduction must be between 10% and 70%. The affected workers will receive, on the one hand, the normal salary corresponding to the part of the working day (in charge of the company) and, on the other, the unemployment benefit corresponding to that which has been reduced, which will be paid by the Public Service of State Employment (SEPE). Extra payments are also reduced in the same proportion. The computation of the holidays is not affected.Contract suspension ERTE. The worker is exonerated from going to his job, it is not a dismissal in any case, since once the circumstance that gave rise to the ERTE ends, he joins the job. During the suspension there are no extra payments or vacations.Positioning of the unionAFE’s work is focusing on advising the hundreds of affected workers. A vigilant position is being maintained with the proliferation of ERTEs and with the aim of safeguarding the rights of soccer players. In other cases, participating and making allegations for possible challenges in the procedures, when a nonconformity is shown.The ERTEs declared due to COVID-19, based on article 10.3 of the Royal Decree proclaiming the State of Alarm, have been argued by the clubs based on the closure of stadiums, facilities and not television broadcasts.. All this does not mean that the work activity of the soccer players has stopped in relation to training. And considering that the competition has not been canceled.The position of AFE, by responsibility, is the application of the reduction of working hours, if the ERTE is justified, and to avoid that all the economic impact falls on the public treasury, following what the labor inspection has said: “The motivation, justification and accreditation of the circumstances invoked by the company are considered necessary, all the more so as the assessment of force majeure depends on indeterminate legal concepts (lack of supplies that seriously impede restrictions on public transport and the mobility of people who are duly accredited, etc.) ”.“Therefore, when the employer does not have a decrease in income as a result of the external event, the appreciation of force majeure does not proceed, as this would cause an unjust enrichment of the employer and a damage, both for the worker and for the public purse” .“However, sections 1 and 3 of article 10 of Royal Decree 463/2020 refer to the suspension of the opening to the public, so that those tasks or work that could continue to be carried out while the activity is ongoing will not be affected by force majeure. closed to the public (eg restaurateurs in museums) ”. Given this interpretation of labor inspection, Challenges can be opened in ERTE procedures.End of contractsAFE has consulted the Labor and Social Security Inspection and the General Directorate of Labor in relation to ERTEs and the specificity of sport, in relation to the fact that the specificity of the special legislation is above the general norm .In relation to the systematic extension of a contract that ends on June 30, from the legal point of view there would be a violation of the worker’s rights., if it were not the decision of the signatory parties to negotiate individually, as a single act, each of those contracts. The labor legislation that has been modified has been limited to the ERTEs and not to other facts of the contractual employment relationship.Affirming a common strategy of systematic extension of contracts, would lead to challenges in the courts, also to harm the rights of the soccer players.AFE is aware of this situation that affects us as a society, which logically will have an impact on the economy once the pandemic is overcome.ILO recommendationsTo finish, AFE wants to highlight some recommendations of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in relation to the labor rights of workers due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19.What should employers do during the outbreak?Employers will have the overall responsibility to ensure that all feasible prevention and protection measures are taken to minimize occupational hazards (‘OTI Convention 155 on Occupational Safety and Health and the Work Environment’).What are the rights and responsibilities of workers during the outbreak?Workers have the responsibility to cooperate with the fulfillment of the obligations regarding OSH (health and safety at work) that are incumbent on the employer, complying with the prescribed safety measures, ensuring, within reasonable limits, the safety of others (including avoiding exposing others to safety and health risks) and using safety devices and protective equipment correctly.Occupational health and safety measures should not imply any financial burden on workers. As long as the employer has not taken corrective measures, if necessary, he cannot demand that the workers resume a work situation where there is a continuous and serious danger to their life or health.COVID-19 disease and post-traumatic stress disorder contracted by occupational exposure could be considered occupational diseases. To the extent that workers suffer from these conditions and are unable to work as a result of work-related activities, they should be entitled to monetary compensation, medical care and related services, as established in the ‘Convention on the benefits in the event of accidents at work and occupational diseases’ (1964 / No. 121).How to deal with issues that affect privacy?As regards health surveillance, the ‘Occupational Health Services Recommendation’, 1985 (No. 171) states that provisions should be made to protect the privacy of workers and to ensure that the surveillance of your health is not used for discriminatory purposes or in any other way detrimental to your interests.What to do if a family member is sick?A worker with family responsibilities who has a child -or another direct family member who needs their care or support- should have the possibility of obtaining a permit in case of illness of the family member in their care, in accordance with the provisions of the ‘ Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 165).Can a worker be required to use their vacation?Employers should not unilaterally require workers to use their annual leave in the event it is decided not to attend work as a precautionary measure to avoid possible exposure to contagion. The Holidays with Pay Convention (Revised), 1970 (No. 132) provides that the time at which holidays will be taken shall be determined by the employer after consultation with the worker. When setting the time for vacation, the demands of work and opportunities for rest and distraction will be taken into account.last_img read more

117 years of the first game

first_imgIn the year 117 today is a special day. If on April 26, 1903 Atlético was founded on Calle de La Cruz number 21, central Madrid, just a short walk from Sol, Today is another special anniversary, May 2, the day in which in El Retiro Park, Atlético played their first game. The club itself recalled it in its networks and on its website under a section entitled “An image for history” that collected in black and white that moment, the beginning of everything. “On May 2, 1903 we played the first game in our history. It was disputed by 24 athletic partners, divided into two teams of twelve. The Campo del Retiro hosted the meeting, “said his text. Many memories. Today on this 117th anniversary, with the El Retiro park closed, like football, because of the same thing, This pandemic caused by the coronavirus that the world lives, you look at that photo and that party more nostalgically, of which much is known but no fundamental data is known.. The club related it in a review on its page. “On May 2, 1903, the first game in our history took place. 24 members of Athletic Club de Madrid met at Campo del Retiro in a meeting in which each team had 12 players and which served both as a test for access to the first team of players and as a fraternization among club members “, specify. “BWith the mandate of Enrique Allende, the first president in our history, practically all of the members participated in a party whose final result is unknown.“, keep going. From Gloria Fuertes to O’DonnellSoon the draft of that first grew uncontrollable, until the poet Gloria Fuerte, born in Madrid in 1917, declared herself in her colors, when her name was not even Atlético de Madrid but still Athletic. Fifteen years were lacking for her to be born in Lavapiés when those 24 partners began to roll the ball, as a backdrop. “The match was held in the Campo del Retiro and faced two teams of twelve players, all partners. Twelve of them wore our first kit, blue and white with black pants, and the person in charge of the arbitration was Enrique Goiri, treasurer. The Campo del Retiro was our first playing field from 1903 to 1913, the year in which we moved to the Campo de O’Donnell, “recalled the club on its page. In the absence of live football, memories like that revive him.“El Campo del Retiro, also known as Campo de la Rana because of the adjoining picnic area that offered food and drink at popular prices, was considered one of the best in the city. The field was earthen and was next to the fence of the Retiro park in the so-called Ronda de Vallecas, today Avenida Menéndez Pelayo. Their care was the responsibility of the partners, who smoothed and cleaned the playing field, painted the lines of the field and even fixed the goals for the dispute of the matches. In the absence of fencing and to protect the playing field, a ditch was dug around it to prevent the passage of cars and dump trucks that dumped waste and demolition materials“It ended. Details of that day, the beginning of one of the greatest stories ever told. And lived.last_img read more

Dembélé runs out of coronavirus test

first_imgOne of those that will return and who virtually didn’t rely for this League remaining if it had occurred underneath regular situations is Luis Suárez. The Uruguayan was injured however, after this hiatus, he’ll rejoin the anticipated work rhythm on Friday, as confirmed by Fran Soto, the membership’s bodily coach, in a videoconference with Eder Sarabia, Setien’s second. “We’ve got that phantasm that it’s a welcome boost. We’ve got seen him work with a savage with Juanjo (Brau)“Soto assured. The Charrúa will be capable to return after his knee damage whereas Ousmane must wait and it’s estimated that he will likely be prepared for the start of the subsequent marketing campaign, if it begins on the scheduled dates. Ousmane Dembélé is not going to have a coronavirus test. The French participant is just not registered within the first staff of Barcelona after a long-term damage with a purpose to signal Martin Braithwaite and reinforce the lead so, in keeping with LaLiga laws for this return to work, he is not going to have entry to those exams to find out if you’re contaminated with coronavirus or not. As defined by Adriá Albets in El Larguero, the French participant is just not amongst these cited to go to the Ciudad Deportiva blaugrana all through the morning of this Wednesday to bear the coronavirus exams that each one the gamers registered in LaLiga, Quique Setién, his teaching workers and different workers near the primary staff footballers will move. The footballers is not going to coincide inside the amenities since every one has been assigned a schedule to move this test. If every thing goes as anticipated, the person trainings can begin on Friday. last_img read more

Emotional letter from a tennis player to Thiem: “We do not ask you for anything, only respect for our sacrifices”

first_imgIbbou’s video, wherein he narrates the difficult vicissitudes of his evolution within the sport of racket, is stunning. So, for its depth and curiosity, we reproduce right here the complete content material of his phrases:“Pricey Dominic, after studying your final assertion, I used to be questioning what my profession would have been, and due to this fact my life, if I had been in your home. I imagined what it might have been like to have dad and mom who had been tennis academics after I performed a racket. For the primary time, on the age of 6, I instantly fell in love together with her. As I grew up on the outskirts of Algiers, in a very modest household, with dad and mom who had completely nothing to do with the world of tennis, I can’t keep away from pondering I may need had assist. However I don’t blame you.And I ended serious about it, as a result of in any case, we didn’t select the place we had been born. Now I understand how fortunate I’m to have dad and mom like mine, that I really like greater than something and that I’d not change for something on this planet. You already know, in a nation like mine, it’s not straightforward for a lady to be a prime athlete. I can’t thank my dad and mom sufficient for their assist and all of the sacrifices they’ve made so as to pursue my dream.If you only knew, Dominic …A minimum of you can depend on native amenities. Oops! Did you know that ITF youth tournaments are very, very uncommon in Algeria and that there’s not the slightest ITF, ATP or WTA event? That there’s not a single coach on the worldwide circuit? That there’s not the slightest coated courtroom? I don’t know the way it was for you, however for us, there, it rains for a week, we work our reverse … within the gymnasium. And I’m not even speaking concerning the high quality of the amenities or the courts … We didn’t even know what floor we had been taking part in on. Is it grass? Is it clay? “Africa”, as they are saying. Pricey Dominic. That is the start of the emotional open letter addressed to Thiem, quantity three on this planet, the 21-year-old and 620th-ranking Algerian tennis player, Ines Ibbou. It’s his response to the Austrian’s refusal to contribute to the help fund for gamers with decrease rankings, who stay every day in lots of circumstances and who’re vulnerable to untimely abandonment due to the absence of competitors due to the COVID pandemic. -19. Ibbou reads it in a video with pictures of his profession wherein he asks the finalist of the final Australian Open “respect” for “sacrifices” What these tennis gamers do who survive between the highest and the juniors and / or semi-professionals, a group to which the North African belongs and that relies upon largely on the reduction program that the tennis governing our bodies have launched (ATP, WTA, ITF and the 4 Grand Slams). “Gamers like you make me maintain onto my dream. Please don’t mess it up,” Ibbou begs.The reality is that Thiem was powerful commenting on an initiative that began from their very own top-100 teammates, led by the Massive Three that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic kind. “None of those poorly ranked gamers is struggling to survive.”Dom replied in an interview from Kronen Zeitung. “All year long, I see many who don’t give all the pieces to tennis. Many are not very skilled. I don’t see why I ought to give them cash”he insisted.(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZG019ejeOI (/ embed) However don’t get me improper. That didn’t cease me from constructing my very own path and being probably the greatest gamers on this planet at 14 years outdated. I earned my first WTA factors by incomes 10,000 on the similar age. Fairly spectacular, proper? Like you, I reached the highest of the junior rating. Not within the prime 10, the 23rd on this planet. Not dangerous for an African lady, is it? It was so unlikely that many journalists known as me “the tennis miracle.” It’s not a joke! Only a few younger Africans have performed it earlier than me, they mentioned. And none in my nation. If I had been in his wizarding world on the time, he in all probability would have attracted the eye of many sponsors and the federation would have taken care of me. However it did not occur that manner. Sponsors, you say? Adidas? Nike? Wilson? Prince? Head? They don’t even exist in Algeria! As well as to some native small enterprise groups and assist, I only acquired the minimal to cowl my participation within the Junior Grand Slams. And you know, in Africa, the finances for an athlete not often leads to his checking account, if you know what I imply … I used to be questioning what may need modified for me at the moment if I had been in your rapid circle.If I had shared the identical atmosphere, the identical guidelines. How to determine when is one of the best time to enter the skilled circuit. Nobody is aware of something about it in Algeria. If I had a cheap finances, what affect wouldn’t it have had on my profession? It could have modified my entire life! I respect the day after I can provide my dad and mom a reward. I dream of today … The most effective player within the nation, on the prime of the junior rating, however not a penny in his pocket. It’s ironic, don’t you assume? I’m not certain that this may have occurred in your nation or in another European. However that didn’t cease me. When all the pieces was falling aside and pushing me in direction of the tip of my profession, I used to be fortunate to obtain a serving to hand. Individuals who cared for me, who offered me with primary requirements: meals and a place to sleep. Some helped me by offering free gear, others with bodily labor. My scenario was hopeless. However I received again heading in the right direction and managed to get previous the professionals. Sadly, I used to be injured on the worst doable time. By the point the ITF modified its guidelines. I’m not certain if it actually affected you … Monetary sources are the important thing to getting match. I actually may see it then. However then once more, it didn’t cease me. Regardless of all of the difficulties, I managed to get again to the WTA rating. As we speak I’m 21 years outdated and I’m within the 600th place on this planet. I nonetheless hope to make the dream come true for which I sacrificed my childhood, my training, my adolescence, my household life, my pals, my cash, birthday, holidays, all my life!Dominic, let me ask you: What’s it like to give a reward to your dad and mom? What’s it like to see them greater than as soon as a yr? Have fun your birthday with them? I don’t even bear in mind the final anniversary I celebrated with my family members … Sure, all these sacrifices are a part of the sport, however what occurs on the observe should determine the result of my profession, not my monetary sources. It’s completely unfair. I deal with it every single day, with out complaining. I struggle continually, in silence.Pricey Dominic, in contrast to you, many share my actuality. Simply a reminder: It’s not thanks to your cash that we now have survived to this point, and nobody requested you for something. The initiative got here from beneficiant gamers who instantly confirmed compassion, with class. Gamers who need to unfold solidarity and discover options to change issues. Champions in all circumstances. Dominic, this surprising disaster plunges us into a delicate interval and divulges the true nature of individuals. Serving to gamers helps tennis survive. This recreation is noble.The which means of sport is to distinguish essentially the most proficient, essentially the most tenacious, essentially the most hard-working, the bravest. Except you need to play alone on the courtroom? Dominic, I instructed you, we didn’t ask you for something. Besides for a little respect for our sacrifices. Gamers like you make me maintain on to my dream. Please don’t mess it up.Ines Ibbou ”.last_img read more

Shooter Fowler-Reid adopted by NCB

first_imgNational Commercial Bank (NCB) has joined the corporate companies that have offered to give the Sunshine Girls a helping hand in their push for glory at next month’s Netball World Cup in Australia.On Wednesday, the bank announced that it had adopted goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid in a presentation ceremony at the National Arena.NCB, which has a long history of supporting and sponsoring the Sunshine Girls, splashed out $930,000 to provide for the Southern Steel star’s needs while participating in the World Championships Down Under in August.In return, Fowler-Reid will be an ambassador for the bank’s Excellence JA programme, which aims to showcase NCB’s commitment and support to sports, youth and education.”I am overwhelmed, elated to be an ambassador for NCB. They are a wonderful organisation, and for them to stick out for me and my organisation, the Sunshine Girls, I am proud and honoured to be a part of their team,” the six feet, six inches shooter said.Over the past two decades, NCB has assisted Netball Jamaica in refurbishing its office, sponsored international series, raised funds, paid players’ school fees, and was instrumental in bringing Australia’s top-rated coach, Jill McIntosh, here.Belinda Williams, manager of corporate communications at NCB, said they remained strong supporters of the national netball programme and could not ignore the ladies’ call for more assistance.Netball Jamaica President Marva Bernard praised NCB for its continued support but said the drive to raise funds goes on.”This is huge. We spoke to NCB weeks ago when we realised the gap was still too wide, and they tentatively said yes, and we pencilled it in, and now it’s in ink. We are going to continue to raise money until we come back from the Netball World Cup, as it is a huge spend, and every day something new comes up,” she said.last_img read more

Shocker! … Innswood stun St George’s in table topping clash

first_img end-to-end fight “This game was a hard-fought game; it wasn’t nice. It was an end-to-end fight, but the greatest thing is that the defence stood up and the attackers did the job for us. George’s got some chances, but they never put away theirs,” he told The Gleaner. Thompson says they cannot allow themselves to get carried away with the result and expect teams to start showing them more respect and play them even harder, which will make things tougher. “My aim is to challenge for whatever title I can. We set up ourselves (with this win) to be the bait now, so we are going to have to try and sustain it and keep their (players) head level because they are schoolboys. “This is not over, because we are at their (St George’s) home next week and it’s not going to be easy,” he added. St George’s assistant coach Marcel Gayle said it was just a bad day in front of goal for his team. “It’s just one of those days; we worked hard, but we were unfortunate on the day, so we just have to come again. We played in patches and we didn’t execute like how we wanted to. It was a tough day,” he said. However, he says there is no reason to press the panic button and he’s confident they’ll rebound next game. “We are second in the zone, so we are not looking to panic. We just have to come again and be ready for the next game,” he commented. In another surprise result, Jonathan Grant clipped Excelsior 1-0 to hand the former winners their second defeat in four games in Zone F. Manning Cup favourites St George’s College were stunned 2-1 in their top-of-the-table Group C ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup game against Innswood High at Chedwin Park yesterday. Dujoun Powell fired the home team in front 10 minutes into the second half and Shawn Beckford made it 2-0 on 64 minutes with a spectacular effort from about 35 yards. Chevon Stewart pulled a goal back for St George’s in added time but it was too late and Innswood walked away with the points to sit three clear of the North Street school at the top of Zone C with maximum 12 points after four games. Winning coach Anthony Thompson said it was an intense game that could have gone either way, but credited his defence for keeping the ‘Georgians’ at bay.last_img read more