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first_imgOn January 10, As revealed the negotiations between Madrid and Malaga for the transfer of Hugo Vallejo. The white club, meanwhile, has not yet issued any information about it, but the end will be a Real Madrid player until 2023, However, this season will be transferred to Deportivo, although this has not yet become official. Hugo Vallejo himself said goodbye Friday of his former team through social networks: “After thinking about everything with my family, we believe it is the best option for my future and to continue growing as a footballer.” As As already said this Thursday, Madrid has done with the services of Hugo Vallejo. The malacitano club issued a statement on Friday on its website to formalize the transfer: “Hugo is transferred to Madrid. The attacker raised in La Academia leaves the discipline of Málaga CF to join the ranks of the white club. Málaga Club de Fútbol welcomes Hugo’s growth in his quarry and wishes him good luck in his professional future, “says the statement from the club from Malaga.last_img read more

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first_imgPatience, desire, energy and not lose your mind. A 1-0 or 1-1 does not change so much, we will have to play a great game against Barcelona. But now you have to think about the match against Torino. In the Camp Nou we will have to play 15-20 meters later.Can you make history in Barcelona?Let me think. That people think that our story is over is not going badly for us. We will play until the end.Insigne and Mertens imposed themselves on Messi?We play all very concentrated. Someone will tell us that we could press later, but we force them to play for the bands. We do not let them in. Do you think that Barça has been less fierce?Barça encountered difficulties because we have been very attentive. We have avoided its depth. We have failed little, only in the play of the goal. We knew about that play. If he did not do today three days ago, it is for our work.How are Insigne and Mertens?We will see it tomorrow. Mertens has a swollen ankle. I’m not a doctor yet.How do you leave?A little sad. We could do better. We were punished a lot for a mistake, but happy for the team’s work. What did you like about your team?center_img What needs to be improved?We have to do things later and get more vertical. We could have done better. Maybe we were too afraid of losing the ball.last_img read more

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first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): No room has been found for all-rounders Shaquana Quintyne and Shemaine Campbelle in a 13-member West Indies Women’s squad announced on Saturday for the one-day international (ODI) series against Pakistan starting later this month. The 19-year-old Quintyne, who captained Barbados to the regional 50-overs tournament in August, is one of five players failing to make the final cut, along with Campbelle, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack and Vanessa Watts. Selectors had called up 18 players to the ongoing camp in St Lucia, which began last month. A leg-spinner and a capable right-handed batter, Quintyne has taken 26 wickets in 29 ODIs and 31 wickets from 33 Twenty20s, but has not suited up for West Indies in nearly a year. During the regional tournament, however, she was good enough to average 46, while taking four wickets. The 22-year-old Campbelle, meanwhile, is a seasoned campaigner, having played 61 ODIs and 68 T20s, since making her debut six years ago. She has a century – 105 against Sri Lanka two years ago – and has taken 21 wickets with her medium pace. The squad, which is led by new captain Stafanie Taylor, includes former skipper Merissa Aguilleira along with twins, Kycia and Kyshona Knight. The players will remain in camp, which started earlier this month in St Lucia, before facing Pakistan in the first of four day/night ODIs next Friday at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium. West Indies will also take on the Pakistanis in three T20s in Grenada, starting October 29. SQUAD: Stafanie Taylor (captain), Shakera Selman (vice-captain), Merissa Aguilleira, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Stacy-Ann King, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Tremayne Smartt.last_img read more

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first_imgMOST READ Bolick secured the Red Lions’ game-sealing steal off Edgar Charcos’ pass, preventing the Altas from getting a last attempt at the basket.But Bolick’s heroics didn’t just come at the buzzer as he figured in one of the Red Lions’ most crucial possessions with less than a minute remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’After missing his floater attempt, Bolick grabbed the rebound against Perpetual’s Prince Eze and set the play that led to Donald Tankoua’s layup with 54.8 seconds left and San Beda’s 67-63 lead.“Robert is my go-to guy for every game and he did a good job for all of us,” said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez. “We came through and won this game, hopefully we can learn from the situation.” Robert Bolick was once again the hero San Beda needed as the defending champion edged Perpetual Help in dramatic fashion, 67-65, in the opening game of the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Ginebra leans on Thompson’s lockdown defense, triple double in crucial win LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ San Beda almost didn’t need Bolick’s late-game steal had Jomari Presbitero made his two free throws that would’ve given the Red Lions a two-possession lead with just seconds left on the clock.Bolick pushed past a bad-shooting performance and finished with 15 points on a 3-of-14 with four rebounds, and three assists.Javee Mocon had a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double while Tankoua had a similar line of 12 points and 12 boards.Eze had 13 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks for the Altas.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgIn observance of Child Protection Week 2016, the Childcare and Protection Agency of the Social Protection Ministry on Saturday hosted a grand family fun day and concert under the theme “Children’s Safety and Security, Our Priority”.Children from one of the centres performing a cultural danceThe event saw the children in the care of the state entertaining a wide audience with singing, dancing, poetry and drama.These children came from as far as Mahaica Centre, the Drop In Centre and also the Sophia Centre.Child Protection Week commenced in September of last year and will be celebrated each year for a week beginning on September 20.Speaking to the media, Social Protection Minster, Volda Lawrence said that the Child Protection Week Programme started with the aim of reuniting children with their families, it has accomplished much since its commencement. Speaking on the success of the programme, the minster revealed that it is one that is now “picking up” under the Social Protection Ministry’s Awareness Programme.“It is now picking up, more people are getting aware of it now under our awareness programme that we are doing with the help of the media and more people are coming forward. We are hoping that in 2017 to take it out to the large corporations and companies and so on to get some people in management and so on to foster a child or two children to help us to reduce the numbers not only in the government care but also in the private institutions, all of our children belong in a home”.Child Protection Week 2016 concludes tomorrow.last_img read more

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first_imgGVL’s core operation is concentrated in its concession areas in Sinoe (pictured) and Grand Kru countiesGolden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) says it will move its headquarters to Sinoe County at the end of July with several staff members in Monrovia reassigned to the new headquarters, and sub-offices in Grand Kru County. The GVL will maintain a representative office in Monrovia, a press release said yesterday.The move is part of a longstanding plan in fulfillment of GVL’s commitment, which seeks to work with Liberians to take headquarters, real industries and factories to rural communities in southeastern Liberia. As part of the move, GVL will make available transportation from Monrovia to the assigned counties and accommodation for employees.GVL’s core operation is concentrated in its concession areas in Sinoe and Grand Kru counties, in compliance with government’s decentralization scheme.The company is expecting various government services to be made more available in Sinoe and Grand Kru counties. It is the hope of GVL that banking, telecommunications, and other social services will be standardized to be able to greatly support GVL operations in Sinoe and Grand Kru counties, the release indicated.GVL operates a mini mill with an operating capacity of 5 tons per hour. The company’s main mill is expected to be commissioned in July. When completed, the mill will be the largest oil palm factory in Africa the press release stated. GVL believes oil palm – which has its origin in West Africa – is being brought home through large scale investment and with huge benefits for Liberia.In 2009, GVL started exploring opportunities to operate in Liberia with the goal of helping the Liberian government to reduce poverty through the provision of jobs, community development, education, and health. Bearing in mind such a commitment, GVL is making hope a reality in the Liberian southeast, the release stated.Up-to-date, GVL says it is the largest user of the Samuel Alfred Russ Port in Greenville, Sinoe County, and the biggest private sector employer in the southeast of Liberia. At least 3,600 Liberians are currently in the employ of Golden Veroleum Liberia. GVL seeks to employ 35-40,000 employees when fully developed in Liberia, the press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgChelsea could be busy in the January transfer window.Guus Hiddink may have sparked a few players into life since his arrival at Stamford Bridge shortly before Christmas, but the Dutchman may still be keen to strengthen his options as he looks to save the Blues from further embarrassment in the second half of the season.With this in mind, talkSPORT has assessed the players rumoured to be at the top of Chelsea’s wish list.Take a look at our ranking by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 6 6. Amadou Diawara (Bologna) – continue reading our ranking of Chelsea’s top mid-season targets by clicking the arrow above! –

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The Guinean midfielder, described as ‘a Serie A wonderkid’ and having drawn comparisons to Stamford Bridge favourite Michael Essien, is said to be a top target for Chelsea this month, with reports claiming that his representatives have been in London to begin negotiations over a possible move this month. Despite being contracted to Bologna until 2020, the Italian outfit will accept an offer in the region of £10m. Chelsea’s midfield has been arguably their weakest area this term, with Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas having shocked the Premier League with their poor form. While Diawara would be boost to options in the centre of the park, is Hiddink likely to entrust an inexperienced teenager in such a challenging campaign and an unfamiliar top flight? Not only this, but his signing may push fan-favourite Ruben Loftus-Cheek further down the pecking order. 6 5. Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) – read more

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first_imgConnect Mental Health is a Donegal activist group which campaigns for positive mental health awareness. During the week they released the story of Frank, titled ‘It’s Grand’.Although the video is very witty, it also has a serious undertone as it highlights a very real issue surrounding mental health; the mentality that ‘it’ll be grand’, and the flippant nature of which we dismiss our mental health as ‘just a bad day’. The video tells the story of Frank, a young man who breaks his arm during 5 a side football. Despite his friend’s advice, he refuses to get it checked by a medical professional, saying ‘what doesn’t kill me and all that’.With time, an infection sets in and it festers until he is unable to do even the most menial of tasks, such as answering the phone.Eventually his arm is so decomposed that it falls off. Throughout the video, Frank is smiling and joking, despite his pain.Frank’s arm is a metaphor for mental health, and how if you don’t look after it, things can spiral out of control.The video ends with ‘you wouldn’t ignore this… don’t ignore your mental health’.If you’ve felt affected by the content of this video, you can reach out to the following; Samartians, Reach Out, and Aware.Well done to Connect Mental Health and Hunt the Vigan for this amazing video! Donegal comedians use humour to make important point about mental health was last modified: September 24th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgThe Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. (Image: South African Tourism)Janine ErasmusIn January 2009 rally drivers will embark on a race across three Southern African countries – without a drop of petrol in their tanks. The Zero Rally Africa is only open to cars that run on alternative sources of fuel such as electricity, solar power, hybrid fuel, biofuel and hydrogen.The 12-day race will be entirely carbon-free and, say the organisers, a demonstration of the immense value of sustainable energy in a time of climate change caused in part by fossil fuels.  Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra will provide the race with biodiesel Scorpio SUVs. A conference on renewable energy and potential applications for development, especially in Southern Africa, will be held in Cape Town after the finish.Scenic route through Southern AfricaThe 4 000km route will lead cars through Zambia and Namibia, taking in some of Africa’s most spectacular scenery, before ending in Cape Town. The objective of the race is to demonstrate that alternate-fuel cars can both cruise the city streets and successfully travel through harsh conditions and across long distances.The drivers will start their engines in Livingstone next to the Victoria Falls in Zambia, heading off for 200km before crossing the Zambezi River at Seskeke, over the Katima Mulilo bridge into Namibia, and into the town of Katima Mulilo. The bridge is part of the so-called Trans-Caprivi Corridor, a 2 500km tar road which connects Zambia’s copper belt with Namibia’s sea port of Walvis Bay. Trade in the area has increased as a result of the new infrastructure, and local businesses are today enjoying an investment, tourism and construction boom.The route then passes through the Caprivi Strip, also known as Itenge, a narrow area of northeast Namibia 480km long and just 80km wide. This is a strategically significant region of Southern Africa which saw much military action during the Rhodesian Bush War from 1970 to 1979, the period of tension between the African National Congress and the South African government from 1965 to 1994, and the Angolan Civil War, a 27-year-long conflict between the ruling MPLA and rebel Unita, in which an estimated 500 000 people lost their lives.Coming out of the Caprivi Strip, the route passes through Grootfontein and the copper- and lead-mining centre of Tsumeb before heading for the world-famous Etosha National Park, one of the world’s finest game reserves and at one time the world’s largest. Etosha is a word used by local Owambo inhabitants, meaning “great white place”.Ancient sitesEtosha is dominated by the 500 km2 Etosha Pan, a mineral pan that covers about 25% of the park. The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, formed about 1 000-million years ago. During the rainy season shallow rivers and waterholes along the southern edge of the pan attract spectacular herds of game and flocks of wading birds, and here vehicles may have to give way to lion, rhino, elephant and zebra.Out of Etosha, the route heads past the Brandberg (Afrikaans for “fire mountain”), Namibia’s highest mountain, located in the north-western Namib desert, the oldest desert on earth. The region is of great spiritual significance to the San Bushmen and is home to the White Lady rock painting, as well as more than 45 000 individual pieces of rock art.The rally will then turn towards the small tin-mining town of Uis before taking a day’s break in the Namibian capital Windhoek. The next day the group will head south to Rehoboth, Solitaire, and then Aus, situated on the edge of the diamond mining area known as Sperrgebiet. From Aus, the vehicles head for Rosh Pinah, another mining town near the South African border.They will cross into South Africa at Noordoewer on the north bank of the Orange River, which arises in Lesotho’s Maluti mountains some 2 000 km to the east. From here they drive to the corresponding town on the south bank, Vioolsdrift. The route will take the drivers down the west coast of South Africa, passing through the wool-producing area of Calvinia and proceeding to the university town of Stellenbosch in the heart of the Cape Winelands.Stellenbosch is the second-oldest community in the Western Cape, established in 1679 by Simon van der Stel, the governor of the Cape Colony. It is also an important cultural centre, home to the Stellenbosch Conservatoire, the country’s oldest music school. From here it is a short drive to Cape Town, where drivers can finally put their feet up and relax.Renewable fuelThe rally highlights South Africa’s burgeoning alternative-energy sector, with biofuels in particular being developed by a number of different companies. One is Biodiesel One, which manufactures biodiesel from vegetable oils and animal fats. The product is made entirely from recycled cooking oil and used mostly commercially, in generators, diesel equipment, vehicles, and marine vessels.Used cooking oil often presents a problem when it comes to disposal. In many cases the used oil simply goes back into animal food or is even filtered and sold to communities for reuse, even though it is linked to carcinogenesis. Biodiesel One safely disposes of used restaurant oil, and works to educate restaurants about the hazards of reusing vegetable oil too many times.Earlier in 2008 South African fuel manufacturer Sasol became the first company worldwide to win official international approval for its 100% synthetic jet fuel, which will be used in commercial airliners. Tests have shown that the fuel’s lower sulphur content make its emissions lower than those of similar fuels derived from coal.Towards a cleaner South AfricaSouth Africa has large coal deposits and is heavily dependant on the resource for its electricity production. An initiative announced in July 2008 by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism will see less use of coal as an energy source and more development of energy efficient measures. In addition, a carbon emission tax may be imposed on the country’s worst offenders.Minister of Environmental Affairs Marthinus van Schalkwyk briefed parliament on the plan, outlining a scenario that will see greenhouse gas emissions rising to a plateau by 2025 and then starting to decline by 2030 – provided action is taken now.Organisations around the country are already conducting extensive research into alternative sources of fuel. In 2007 the South African National Energy Research Institute, a subsidiary of the Central Energy Fund, awarded three chairs of energy research, worth R10-million (US$1.3-million) over five years, as part of an initiative to boost scientific research in South Africa.The senior chair of energy research for biofuels and other clean alternative fuels was awarded to Prof Emile van Zyl of Stellenbosch University. The university opened its progressive Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies in 2007, training postgraduate students in technical expertise which will help to unlock South Africa’s renewable energy resources, while also developing technology for sustainable energy utilisation.The other two chairs were awarded to Prof Sanette Marx of North West University, and Prof Rosemary Falcon of Wits University.Van Zyl says that South Africa has the potential to become a significant producer of renewable bioenergy and is also poised to become a major player in the biofuel industry. However, for now the biofuel development programme has been cut back because, according to Minister of Minerals and Energy Buyelwa Sonjica, food security and rising food prices are of greater concern.The Department of Minerals and Energy has set up an office to oversee funding for renewable energy technology. Sonjica acknowledges that one of the barriers to the introduction of more renewable energy in local industry is the high capital outlay, and once these initial barriers are overcome more funding for research and development will become available.A windy solutionIn June 2008 South Africa’s first renewable energy initiative to actually contribute to the national grid went live. The Darling wind farm, developed at a cost of R75-million, comprises four turbines of 1.3 MW capacity each, capable of generating 5.2 MW of clean energy in total. Construction of the turbines took two years, and there are plans to add six more 1.3 MW turbines in the future. Power from the plant will feed into Cape Town.A national energy efficiency and demand side management hub, offering a postgraduate programme in both topics, is to be established at the University of Pretoria. The initiative is driven by the South African National Energy Research Institute, which will fund it to the tune of R15-million over five years.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Related articlesSasol: 100% synthetic fuelLiquid fuel from coalUseful linksZero Rally AfricaAlternative fuelsCentral Energy FundCentre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy StudiesDepartment of Minerals and EnergyEtosha ConservancyNamibia Wildlife ResortsZambia tourismThe Orange RiverDepartment of Environmental Affairs and TourismBiodiesel Onelast_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, is proud to announce a partnership with the country music band, The Henningsens, on their latest single “Why I Farm”. Beck’s Why I Farm Movement has inspired thousands, including The Henningsens, with its mission to honor the American farmer. As a way to thank farmers, Beck’s is sponsoring free downloads of “Why I Farm” for a limited time to those that support the Why I Farm Movement.“We’re thrilled to continue honoring the American farmer through this unique relationship,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “As a seventh-generation Illinois farm family, The Henningsens background allows the group to vividly tell the story of the American farmer in a unique way, through lyrics. It’s not only their personal experiences, but those of every farmer.”Since 2013, Beck’s Why I Farm movement has honored 20 farmers by sharing their personal, heartfelt stories of dedication, passion and triumph. Reaching more than 2.7 million people, Beck’s Why I Farm movement has gained fans and followers from across the globe.The Henningsens are a country music trio consisting of Brian Henningsen (bass, guitar and vocals), his son Aaron (guitar and vocals), and daughter Clara (lead vocals and guitar). The trio debuted with a self-titled EP album that included hit, “American Beautiful” in 2013 after touring with Brad Paisley and writing “You Lie” and “All Your Life” for The Band Perry.“People don’t realize the time, heartache, energy, money, and most of all the risk it takes to bring food to your grocery store,” said Brian Henningsen, of The Henningsens. “We hope this song will help bring that image to life for consumers.”In addition, Beck’s and The Henningsens have scheduled six live concerts around the Midwest as part of the Why I Farm Mini-Tour.Illinois State Fair | August 17, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. | Farm Bureau StageIndiana State Fair | August 21, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. | Hank FM Free StageBecknology™ Days | August 28- 29 | President’s Message at Beck’s headquartersFarm Progress Show | September 1-2 | 1:00 p.m. each day | Beck’s Booth 2061 at the corner of West Progress Avenue and Iowa Progress StreetNational FFA Convention | October 29 at 1:00 p.m. | Talent StageOhio Young Ag Professionals Conference | January 29 at 9:00 p.m.For your free download of the “Why I Farm” song, a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the “Why I Farm” song, upcoming concert information, and additional information about the Why I Farm movement, visit www.whyifarm.com.last_img read more

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