The April 18th is marked on fire in the minds of lions in a cup final in La Cartuja, which must be resolved in Los Cármenes. In theory, Oscar de Marcos would be ready for the cause. He has one more month left to get dressed again and definitely shore his latosa left ankle injury that was caused to Getafe: “I don’t set deadlines, I don’t put pressure on myself. Two months go and in theory there are three. I wish it could be available, but there is much left for that, the semifinal … “, launches the laguardia lane, a positive and always optimistic guy who It was operated on December 20.A From Marcos what He exercises separately in Lezama and that underlines that It is “better, every day I see improvements. The ankle has given me a bit of war, “he slips. On the negative dynamics of the team in its absence, with ten games without winning, it is pronounced: “These times we have passed several times. It is not alarming, but we must change the dynamics before the game of Granada.” Comment that must “be closer together than ever, is an important time to get it through starting this Sunday against Villarreal. “ Add Marcos, always conciliatory, that the team perhaps “he has focused his mind a lot on the Cup”, but does not believe that the physical tone is the cause of the crash in the results. About Gaizka Garitano reports that it is “the first one who is judged for not doing so with 25 players”, who criticism has replaced the “many compliments” of yesteryear, but that notes the “good and quiet”, with very clear ideas. “
The CSD note“a] The determination of whether or not non-professional regular leagues have been terminated should be resumed.b] In the event of resumption of the regular non-professional leagues, the determination of the time and format in which it is appropriate to carry out.c] In the case of non-resumption, or despite resumption and its conclusion not being possible, the determination of the qualifying order and, especially, the establishment of winners.d] In the case of not resuming, or despite resuming and not being possible the normal conclusion, the determination of the promotion and / or decrease regime for the following season.e] The determination of other questions that are related to the aspects pointed out in the previous sections, and in general on any other aspects that in the sports-competition field affect the regular leagues in the event of possible incidents or assumptions derived from the situation generated by the COVID-19 crisis ”.Round trip with the Second B ProThe circumstances and the deep economic crisis that is coming has led some clubs to demand a change, with the creation of the so-called Second B Pro. The bases of the new model speak of two groups of twenty teams, made up of the top ten of each one of those who now make up the Second B. Thus, the category would go one step further towards professionalization and would attract sponsors and television contracts.Another reason why the implementation of the new Second B is demanded now is that the fact that there are no decreases causes the upgrade to at least 98 teams. The signatory clubs explain that the competition would lose level and that not everyone could have the necessary budget injection to face the change from Third to the silver category. Although the possibility of remodeling has been valued for years, doing it now would mean a change of rules in the middle of the game. After weeks of uncertainty, different possibilities, various communications and meetings, It is expected that, in the coming days, the Royal Spanish Football Federation will officially pronounce on the resolution of non-professional football. At the moment, there is only the certainty that there will be no declines and yes promotions and it seems that the remodeling proposal signed by about 30 clubs in the category will be studied but for the 2021-22 season and not for the next.This very morning The Higher Sports Council has issued a resolution in which it gives freedom to the different federations to establish the format and terms of conclusion of all non-professional competitions. In other words, the RFEF already has the first approval and that it needed. Definitely, Second Division B and Third return method will be borne by the body chaired by Luis Rubiales.In this way, the Federation already has the power to issue the resolution, always in agreement and taking into account the vision of the Territories. However, throughout this week it is expected that there will be a meeting between Health and RFEF to establish a kind of protocol that allows setting the possibilities. Unlike professional football, modest clubs do not have the ability to mass test their footballers and, therefore, there would be no fully guaranteed security.This is why the RFEF already proposed weeks ago to end the regular season and play the Playoff to set the promotions. Today, the picture is somewhat different. There are many voices that advocate the direct promotion of the first classified of each of the groups. This would be the case if the safety of the protagonists on the lawn cannot be ensured. Even so, the idea of playing qualifying rounds for the four places at LaLiga SmartBank is still in the foreground, with different perspectives: bringing everyone together in a neutral zone, fighting in each other’s stadiums …
The Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH), the renal unit in particular, will again be the main beneficiary of proceeds from the 33rd staging of the High Mountain Coffee 10K Road Race, set for Frankfield, bordering Manchester and Clarendon, on January 31.The announcement for this year’s event was made during a press conference at the MRH yesterday.Hospital CEO Alwyn Miller noted that the renal clinic has benefited greatly from the road race proceeds over the last four years, with over $600,000 being contributed last year. This year’s target, he said, is at least $1 million. In addition, part proceeds will be used for kidney disease education.”Since its inception, the renal clinic has grown from 200 to over 521 patients, with over 150 diagnosed with renal disease and we are able to dialysis a third of that. So the funds are used to gather supplies or pieces of equipment, and part of our plans in the near future is to change out some of those machines to newer models,” he said.PREMIEREVENT”This (High Mountain 10K) is one of the premier sporting and community events across Jamaica and it has even captured the attention of international participants. The Ministry of Health and the Southern Regional Health Authority are most appreciative that the High Mountain Coffee road race promotes health and wellness,” Miller told the gathering.The day’s activities will include a 5K Walk, 5K Run, wheelchair race, which begins at 2 p.m., followed by the main event, the 10K race, which starts at 3:30 p.m.This year’s 5K team winners will be afforded a cash prize as a means of encouraging more participation from school teams. There will also be a recovery zone after the race where runners can get heart check-ups from the Red Cross and massage from G.C. Foster College students.The defending men’s champion, Andrew Broduer of Finland, will be back to defend his title, but last year’s female champion, Danielle Tauro, will be absent. However, another massive turnout is anticipated.Keenan Henry, regional marketing manager for sponsors Lucozade, says his first experience with the event last year showed how important the High Mountain 10K is to the community and traditional participants.”When you are out there on a regional level, you really don’t get an appreciation for these community-type events and how they really get involved. But we were very fortunate to be there last year to really see the impact that this type of event means to the community and it’s something that I have really developed an appreciation for … and we expect another well-organised event,” he said.
Seventy-one students from various public and private schools across the country have completed their work-study attachment programme at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where they experienced the challenges and excitement of working in the medical field.The work study students and GPHC crewThe students underwent six weeks of training, where they shadowed various personnel in the profession. They were trained in areas within GPHC’s four macro departments.That is, within the Nursing Services, which include the clinics; the Professional Services, which include the hospitals’ laboratory and Medical Imaging Department; the Pharmacy Department; the Health Information; and the Management Systems.The Facilities Management Services catered for the training of the technical institute students who were trained in plumbing, carpentry, electrical, laundry and biomedical departments. Additionally, the Administrative Services, which encompass the Human Resources Department, the Finance Department, Procurement Department and the Dietary Department, were where the students from the Carnegie School of Economics were trained.Jedia Jeffrey, one of the trainees and a student of Queen’s College, said her experience was fulfilling.“I had never expected to learn so much that I know now. Never had I expected to now have such an appreciation for this institution because I never expected for everybody to be working along so well and for it to be so organised. So firstly, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the staff of the Radiology Department for accommodating me and explaining everything I didn’t understand, and for always answering my questions because I had many,” the young woman expressed.Pricilla Hope of the North Georgetown Secondary School and Kareem McLean of the Government Technical Institute (GTI) shared similar sentiments.“I learned filing for the matrons’ office, I filed correspondents, my hands hurt, my back hurt but it was very much fun. We really did enjoy our time here especially with our supervisor Ms Roberts, who gave us motherly advice and it was always fun,” Hope said.Manager (ag) of GPHC’s Pharmacy Department Catherine Wilson urged the students to continue working hard when they fully enter into the world of work.“For each of you, you would have gained knowledge, experience, wisdom and discipline that prepares you for your next level in life, whether it’s returning back to school or beginning work. So as you go ahead, I will charge you that you should always be punctual and do your best no matter what those around you are doing,” Wilson charged.Two other programmes are expected to commence soon for another batch of students at GPHC.
Aaron Brooks, who started the game as the Pac-10’s leading scorer at 20.8 points, equalled his season-low with five points on 1-of-8 shooting. Maarty Leunen added nine points and Malik Hairston had eight for the Ducks, who had only one player score in double figures for the first time this season. Derrick Low and Kyle Weaver each scored 12 points and the host Cougars used smothering defense to reach 20 wins for the first time since the 1993-94 season. Ivory Clark scored 11 points and Robbie Cowgill 10 as Washington State (20-4, 9-3) remained second in the conference. Stanford (15-7, 7-4) shot just 28 percent in the game, had 12 shots blocked and suffered 15 turnovers in posting a season-low score. The Cardinal, who came in averaging 72 points, were led by Brook Lopez’s 13 points. Stanford beat Washington State 71-68 in overtime earlier this season, and had won three straight against the Cougars. But the Cardinal went on a prolonged drought, scoring just 8 points over the final 8:40 of the first half and the first 10 minutes of the second half. After leading 22-20 at halftime, Washington State jumped to a 30-21 lead as Stanford missed its first seven shots of the second half and did not make a field goal in the first 7 minutes. Anthony Goods’ 3-pointer with 9:17 left cut Washington State’s lead to 33-27, and was only the Cardinal’s second basket in 12 shots in the half. Goods, who scored 30 in the first game, was held to 11 points. No. 24 Arizona 72, Oregon State 66 Marcus Williams scored 23 points in another big performance against host Oregon State. Ivan Radenovic had 19 points, making 13 of 16 free throws, and Jordan Hill added 12 points and 11 rebounds in his fourth start for the Wildcats (16-7, 7-5). Sasa Cuic had a career-high 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting to lead Oregon State (9-16, 1-11), which has dropped seven games in a row and appears to be on its way to a 16th non-winning season in 17 years. Marcel Jones had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Beavers and Josh Tarver had 13 points and five assists. The Wildcats have won two in a row. They had a 12-game winning streak interrupted with an overtime loss to Washington State, setting off a stretch where they lost six of eight until a 30-point win over Washington on Saturday. The Beavers have lost 13 of their last 15 matchups with Arizona, including 83-72 on Jan. 11. Williams led the Wildcats in that game, too, with a then-season high 27 points, eight rebounds and four assists. The Wildcats shot 61 percent and scored the final eight points before halftime to lead 36-28. Washington 79, California 71 Jon Brockman had 22 points – 17 in the second half – and 14 rebounds to lead desperate Washington past visiting California. Brockman’s fourth 20-point game and 10th double-double of the season kept alive an outside chance at an NCAA Tournament berth for the Huskies (15-8, 5-7). No Pac-10 team has ever been in the tournament without a winning record in the conference, Washington has six league games remaining before the Pac-10 tournament. Four of those games are at home, where Washington is 14-1 this season. The Huskies have won 53 of their last 56 games at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Ayinde Ubaka, playing with an intestinal virus for the third week, scored 20 points and freshman Ryan Anderson had 17 with seven rebounds for the Bears (12-11, 4-7), who lost their fifth consecutive game. – From News Services 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Porter scored 14 of the Ducks’ first 16 points and had 17 in the first half including five 3-pointers. But Oregon couldn’t pull away until it outscored Arizona State 12-0 in the final 4:45 of the half to lead 33-21 at the break. The Sun Devils (6-17, 0-12) rallied in the second half. They outscored Oregon 21-9 in the first 10:26, with 18 of those points coming off six 3-pointers. Derek Glasser made four 3s himself, including one at the 9:33 mark to tie the game 42-42. The Ducks scored the next five points to reclaim a 47-42 lead, and a 3-pointer by Leunen with just under five minutes to play gave Oregon a 50-44 advantage. Though the Ducks wouldn’t hit another field goal in the game, Leunen seemingly sealed the win from the foul line, knocking down a pair of free throws with 44 seconds left to make it 52-45. No. 14 Washington State 58, Stanford 45 Tajuan Porter scored 24 points and No. 13 Oregon held on to beat visiting Arizona State 55-51 on Thursday night. Porter was 8-for-12 from the field with six 3-pointers for Oregon (20-4 overall, 8-4 Pacific-10), which scored its fewest points of the season.
SAN FRANCISCO – The ethanol craze is putting the squeeze on corn supplies and causing food prices to rise. Mexicans took to the streets last year to protest increased tortilla prices. The cost of chicken and beef in the United States ticked up because feed is more expensive. That’s where biotechnology comes in. Scientists are engineering microscopic bugs to extract fuel from a variety of non-corn sources, including the human urinary tract, a Russian fungus and the plant responsible for tequila. That’s good news for U.S. farmers, but consumers are suffering at the checkout stand because corn prices have nearly doubled over the last two years and will continue to climb. And with farmers planting corn at unprecedented rates, often instead of other crops, prices for other products may soon rise as well. Corn is a fundamental U.S. food ingredient, found in everything from soft drinks to cough syrup. It’s also a staple throughout Latin America, where residents may feel the sting of rising corn prices the most. Backers of alternative production methods argue that a technological change is needed soon, before corn-based ethanol grows so large that other manufacturing methods will be squeezed out of the market. That’s why genetic engineers from Berkeley to Florida are racing to produce ethanol without corn. They’re looking into termite guts, the human urinary tract and sap from palm trees for exotic microbes that can produce alternative fuel sources. Scientists at DuPont Co., for instance, have been tinkering with the DNA of an agave-loving bug in a bid to make ethanol from corn waste rather than the kernel itself. Working with $19 million of its own money and the same amount from a Department of Energy grant, the chemical company hopes to have a pilot plant in operation by 2010. The idea is to genetically engineer microscopic bugs such as bacteria and fungus to spit out enzymes that will break down just about every imaginable crop into ethanol. This would theoretically fulfill President George W. Bush’s initiative to support flexible-fuel vehicles, which are capable of using gasoline and ethanol blends, and to cut gas consumption by 20 percent in 10 years. Straw-based fuel? A growing number of biotechnology companies, backed financially and politically by an odd coalition of national security hawks, venture capitalists and environmentalists, are remaking themselves as ethanol producers to cash in on the alternative fuel craze. In February, the U.S. Energy Department awarded $385 million in grant money over four years to six projects dedicated to producing so-called cellulosic ethanol, which avoids the corn problem by making fuel from straw and other inedible agricultural leftovers. Cellulose is the woody material in branches and stems that makes plants hard. Breaking cellulose into sugar to spin straw into ethanol has been studied for at least 50 years. But the technological hurdles and costs – specifically the expense of genetically engineering exotic microbes to produce enzymes – have been so daunting that most ethanol producers instead relied on heavy government subsidies to squeeze fuel from corn. That’s now changing. Enzyme costs have fallen from about $5 a gallon to less than 20 cents a gallon. Analysts said once enzyme prices get below a dime, cellulosic ethanol will become affordable. “There really has to be an incredible improvement in the enzyme cost,” said Kevin Baum, an executive vice president at Diversa Corp. “This can’t be underestimated.” The growing number of biotechnology companies redirecting resources to capitalize on ethanol’s popularity said they are getting close to making cellulosic ethanol profitable. “It will be a very large chunk of what we do,” said Per Falholt, an executive vice president with Novozymes Inc., an enzyme-maker and the largest industrial biotechnology company. “It has the potential to transform the company.” Some skepticism Earlier this year, San Diego-based Diversa, which made enzymes for animal feed and other industrial uses, merged with the Cambridge, Mass.-based Celunol Inc. and is attempting to remake itself as an ethanol producer. Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla, the Sun Microsystems Inc. co-founder, is among the venture capitalists gambling on cellulosic ethanol. His venture capital firm has invested millions in biotech companies pursuing alternative fuel strategies. “In a short period of time we can replace 100 percent of our gasoline use,” Khosla told executives and scientists gathered last month at an industrial biotechnology conference in Orlando, Fla. Still, there are critics. Oil and automotive industry executives are skeptical that the country will make the investment in basic equipment. “It does require the pumps to appear when the ethanol appears,” said Coleman Jones, who heads General Motors Corp.’s biofuels projects. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The quest for alternative energy is more complicated than just finding a replacement for petroleum. Scientists and a growing number of biotechnology companies are attempting to remove corn from the ethanol equation because it has created a huge demand for the global food staple. “There is enormous growth potential” for alternative fuels, said McKinsey & Co. analyst Jens Riese. “But we need to be smarter than just building the next corn ethanol plant.” Corn prices climb Researchers are racing against time. Already, 114 U.S. ethanol biorefineries are in operation and 80 more are under construction. Producers made nearly 5 billion gallons of ethanol last year, a 25 percent increase from the previous year. And nearly all of it was made from edible corn kernels.
0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr giving out instructions to his players during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Bandari on March 3, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 5- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says his side is motivated by the ‘underdog tag’ ahead of Wednesday’s CAF Champions League showdown against Tunisian giants Esperance in Machakos.The last meeting between these two sides ended in an 8-2 drubbing with the two-time African champs leaving Nairobi with a 3-2 result and topping up the cake with a healthy 5-0 win in the return tie in Tunis. “I have received so many calls and people in Tunis think that this is going to be a very easy win for Esperance. Well everyone has their own opinion and we respect them but for me and my team we are going in to win,” the tactician said.Gor Mahia will hand themselves a massive advantage if they win the first leg tie and Kerr is confident his side has what it takes to ensure they pick up the massive advantage from Machakos.“I think I have a good squad which can score goals and the best thing we can do from the first leg is ensure that we don’t concede an away goal because that will make things difficult for us. I have a feeling that we can always go away and score a goal,” the tactician offered.-Esperance arrive in Nairobi-Esperance FC players and officials arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on March 5, 2018 ahead of their CAF Champions League clash against Gor Mahia. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaEsperance have already arrived in the country and will be training at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Tuesday evening ahead of the duel.Kerr insists that they are not afraid of the Tunisians and will be hoping to appease the spirits of the 1987 team that delivered a masterstroke of a performance to beat the Tunisians to the Mandela Cup.“What happened in 2014 remains in the past and now the players have to look at what is ahead of us and the opportunity that they have to create history. They should grab this opportunity because to some, it might never happen again,” he says.“We are mentally prepared and I trust the boys and their abilities,” the tactician further added.Gor Mahia are enjoying some good form in the Kenyan Premier League, having amassed 12 points out of four matches, a record that has come even as the tactician has been tinkling with his squad to manage the effects of fatigue with a tight calendar.Gor Mahia defender Wellington Ochieng in action against Equatorial Guinean side Leones Vegetarinos in a CAF Champions League preliminary round tie in Machakos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKerr will however miss the services of right-back Wellington Ochieng who suffered a twisted ankle during their tie against Bandari on Saturday, but he should have a huge squad to select his team from with no other injury.“It is such a shame that Wellington will not be part of the team because he was one of the players who were very excited about the Champions League. It was heartbreaking to see him in tears over the prospect of missing the game but I hope this will offer a motivation to his teammates on just how much this means to everyone,” the coach noted.Gor Mahia will still have a chance to make it into a continental group stage even if they lose to Esperance. They will drop down to the CAF Confederations Cup play-off with the pairings set to be done after this round of matches.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Sofapaka strker Umaru Kasumba celebrates one of his two goals against Mathare United during a Kenyan Premier League fixture at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 2 – Sofapaka head coach John Baraza has made a passionate appeal to Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre and the Ugandan Football federation to give a national team chance to striker Umaru Kasumba.The forward who joined Sofapaka in June 2017 from Sports Club Villa is currently joint top scorer in the Kenyan premier League having netted 15 goals, three times of what he achieved in the entire of last season and Baraza feels he is ripe for a place in the national team. “I would like to urge the federation and coaches to consider Kasumba because he is a performer,” Baraza stated.He added; He has been here for three seasons and has been scoring. They should consider him because he is delivering and what do you want as a national team coach? You want a striker who is scoring. He is among the top scorers this season and deserves a chance.”Despite missing the first five games of the season due to a hamstring injury, Kasumba has proved to be the masterpiece to Sofapaka’s jigsaw, hitting 15 goals this term and has scored three in the last two games.Sofapaka strker Umaru Kasumba celebrates one of his two goals against Mathare United with teammate Dennis Odhiambo during a Kenyan Premier League fixture at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe forward has been on form the whole season and was in February named the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) player of the month due to his scintillating form.Kasumba himself is salivating at the prospect of hunting for the golden boot, but he remains mum on whether or not he is yearning for a Cranes chance especially now that they are preparing for the African Cup of Nations in June.“My work is to score and I will work hard to score and help the team. Whatever else comes after that is an extra. If the chance (Cranes) comes, then I will be glad to take it,” stated the forward.Meanwhile, Sofapaka will keep hoping that leaders Gor continue dropping points if they are to harbor any hopes of challenging for a first league title in 10 years.While Gor dropped points in a 3-3 draw with KCB on Thursday, Sofapaka just but managed to scrape off with a win after beating Posta Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday.Sofapaka FC head coach John Baraza reacts on the touchline during their Kenyan Premier League match against Mathare United at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSofapaka were leading 3-0 and almost let Posta back into the game with some lackluster display.“We controlled the game from the beginning but later on after Rangers got the one goal, there is some tension that crept into the team. It was a bit tense for me but again the most important thing at this point is to get three points and hope the others stumble,” stated the coach.“But we will just run our race and keep winning our games then we will see what happens at the end of the season,” further added Baraza.Sofapaka have seven games remaining this season while Gor have one more. The two teams are set to clash later this month, but as it stands, K’Ogalo are running away with it.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Laurie Kellman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – U.S. Capitol Police reported four fires in Senate office buildings Wednesday. All were extinguished by midafternoon, but an investigation continued. “They are suspicious in nature,” said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. She said two fires in the Dirksen Senate Office Building and one in the Hart building next door were reported in women’s bathrooms and were extinguished between 10:45 a.m. EDT and 12:30 p.m. A fourth, also in a Dirksen restroom, was reported later and extinguished by midafternoon, Schneider said. There was at least one other similar fire last week in a Senate office building bathroom that was determined to have been caused by a cigarette, according to a knowledgeable Senate official who is not authorized to speak to reporters and demanded anonymity. Capitol Police sent out a mass e-mail noting “a series of small fires that have occurred in the Senate Office Buildings in recent days,” and asking for tips. The e-mail said that more building patrols have been added to investigate.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sykora, who was nearly traded last month, was scratched from the Ducks lineup on Saturday night because of what coach Randy Carlyle called “a management mandate.” The 22-year-old Kondratiev has a goal and two assists in 29 games with the Rangers this season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Associated Press NEW YORK – The Ducks sent forward Petr Sykora and a 2007 fourth-round draft choice to the New York Rangers for defenseman Maxim Kondratiev on Sunday. The 29-year-old Sykora has scored at least 20 goals in each of his last six NHL seasons. He had seven goals and 13 assists in 34 games for the Ducks this season.