The RFEF will return the amount of the tickets from Spain-Germany without the need for a claim

first_imgNext Thursday, March 26, a friendly match between Spain and Germany was planned for the Wanda Metropolitano in preparation for the Eurocup. After the suspension of this, the Royal Spanish Football Federation has announced through a press release on its website that will return the full amount of the same without the need for any claim. “The reimbursement process will be carried out through the same means that they used for payment,” reports the RFEF in its publication. After the cancellation of the friendly match, the spread of the Coronavirus and the suspension of the Eurocup, Luis Enrique will have to wait to give his first list on his return to office.The Asturian coach, yes, will enjoy another year to put together the plan for the European tournament. In this process, it will have a handicap like Sergio Ramos’s age and other points in favor such as the progression of Ferran, the improvement of the goalkeepers …last_img read more

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Oblak is still the king

first_imgThe world of football faces an unprecedented economic crisis due to the pandemic caused by the coronavirus. Something that will affect future transfers, after years and years breaking records and increasing the amounts of hiring. So Transfermarkt, the website specialized in estimating the price of players, has already made a global decrease in the market value of all of them, also adapting them to the performance prior to the outbreak of the disease.In goal, Oblak has seen its share price drop from 100 to 80 million, although he continues to dominate the table of goalkeepers with strength. Slovenian is the only goalkeeper in all history who has been able to reach three figures of value to Transfermarkt. Now this global recess lowers him by 20%, but keeps him at the top of the table above Alisson and Ter Stegen, who reduce their price by a similar percentage from 90 to 72 million to continue closing the podium. 5DonnarummaMilan49.5 9KepaChelsea32 twoAlissonLiverpool72 10SzczesnyJuventus32 6CourtoisReal Madrid48 7De GeaMan. United40 3Ter StegenBarcelona72center_img 4EdersonMan. City56 The Liverpool goalkeeper and Barcelona goalkeeper are the only goalkeepers who come close to Oblak’s courage. Slovenian far exceeds Ederson (56), Donnarumma (49.5) and Real Madrid Courtois (48), which declines from 60 million and whose value is almost half that of Oblak. The three years fantastic of the Belgian in Atlético caused that left a very difficult hole to fill when he couldn’t Continue to expand his loan assignments since Chelsea in 2014, but Oblak has succeeded. oneJan OblakAthletic€ 80M 8OnanaAjax36 GoalkeeperClubValue Its value, that it is already double that of David de Gea, seventh most expensive goalkeeper, has been growing from the 16 million he reached on his arrival from Benfica, same figure as the one invested to become the most expensive goalkeeper in LaLiga until Courtois’ own signing by Real Madrid, at 100 last June. And that in January 2015 saw his price drop to seven million for his constant substitutions against Moyá. But since it was established in the eleventh, it has grown to 35 million in July 2015, 50 in January 2018, 80 in October of that same year and 100 in last summer.Atlético knows that it has the best in the world in the position and it was made known in its last renewal, becoming the highest paid player in the squad, and in the stripes that have led him to be the team’s second captain. Everything is little for an Oblak that in the last game before the stoppage caused by the coronavirus again showed that he is a superlative goalkeeper with an exhibition against Liverpool at Anfield which was key to certify the classification to the eighths of the Champions League. The throne of the goal is yours.last_img read more

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ASAJ to recruit islandwide for water polo players

first_imgAmateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) vice-president, Lance Rochester, says the body will be looking to recruit talent islandwide, grow in numbers, and, ultimately, have full-scale representation at all levels so the country’s water polo fraternity can keep up with regional counterparts.The association is preparing to host the Union Americana de Natacion (UANA) Pan American Youth Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Championships from August 25 to September 4 at the National Aquatic Centre in Kingston.”We have never hosted anything like this, where aquatics is concerned. This is the biggest event that we (Jamaica) has ever held, Rochester told The Gleaner.”This is the Pan American region and this is the qualifier for the World Championships next year for juniors,” he added.Aiming for World ChampsAs hosts, Jamaica will bring together some of the best Junior Water Polo teams in the Pan American region. The top-10 countries from the region will be vying for four spots to next year’s World Champs.”The reality is that to be successful in the long term we have to spread ourselves in the rest of the country. Right now we are selecting from a very small section of our population. That is not good enough. We need to be right across … from Morant Point to Negril point,” he said.Jamaica bagged four bronze medals at the Central American and Caribbean Championships (CCCAN) in Puerto Rico recently but Rochester notes that a lot is demanded if they are to beat teams like Trinidad and Tobago and Puerto Rico.They finished third in 18 and under categories for male and female respectively, and the same among 15 and under male and female teams.last_img read more

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FIFA punish Africans for World Cup offences

first_img0Shares0000After Gabon fielded suspended midfielder Merlin Tandjigora (front), they were punished with a $6,200 (5,300 euros) fine © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct 3 – FIFA have punished numerous African nations for offences during 2018 World Cup qualifiers last month, the world football body said Tuesday.Gabon forfeited by a mandatory 3-0 scoreline a match against Ivory Coast in Libreville for fielding suspended midfielder Merlin Tandjigora. However, the Gabonese lost the match 3-0 so the punishment effectively amounted to a $6,200 (5,300 euros) fine.Fielding ineligible players was a major problem in Africa during 2014 World Cup qualifying, but Portugal-based Tandjigora is the first culprit since.Nigeria were fined $30,000 after spectators invaded the pitch in Uyo during a 4-0 triumph over Cameroon.The Democratic Republic of Congo must pay FIFA $20,000 after the crowd hurled bottles and let off incendiary devices during a 2-2 draw with Tunisia in Kinshasa.Mali were fined $15,000 because fans flung bottles and chairs on the pitch in a 0-0 stalemate with Morocco in Bamako.The earlier qualifier between the same countries in Rabat led to a $3,000 fine for Morocco over whistling while the Malian national anthem was being played.Zambia received a $7,000 fine after the crowd hurled various unspecified objects on the pitch during a 3-1 victory over Algeria in Lusaka.Senegal and Burkina Faso were warned for late kick-offs in the qualifiers between them in Dakar and Ouagadougou.The fines are a serious blow as most African national football associations struggle financially with many relying on government bailouts for survival.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Zoo’s Okoth crowned April’s best KPL Coach

first_img0Shares0000Zoo FC head coach was named the Fidelity Insurance/SJAK Coach of the Month for April. Photo/SJAKNAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – Zoo FC tactician Sammy Okoth was on Tuesday named the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month Award for April.Okoth won a unanimous vote having garnered most points in Kenyan Premier League in April. He guided the Kericho based outfit to victories over Posta Rangers, Tusker and Kakamega Homeboy. Zoo also got points from AFC Leopards with whom they drew 2-2 and Bandari fc. The club’s only blemish in April was a loss to newbies Wazito.The fine run in April helped the club climb out of relegation abbys into safety zone and has the team which is only playing it’s second season in top flight dreaming of a top ten finish.Despite their monetary challenges Zoo gave a good account of themselves and Okoth believes his charges are capable of playing better should conditions improve at the Green stadium.“We really started badly this season but somewhere along the way the player players stepped up we moved out of danger. I never imagined that such a performance could be rewarded as everything we did was for the team to get to a better position, without the award in mind,” Okoth said after the ceremony“I’ve never won an award before in my life despite being in football for many years. I’m therefore very excited to get this award. I hope this will motivate the team to continue playing with passion so that we achieve our season target which is a top ten finish,” he added.The players, led by prolific duo of Mike Madoya and Nicholas Kipkirui hailed their coach and tipped the team to see greater success with him in charge.“I’m so happy that the coach has won this award because of how he has been good to us. He’s seen us through a lot to an extent that he’s a father figure to me and several other players in the team. The belief he gives us keeps the team strong and I’m happy he has been recognized,” Madoya said.Kipkirui also spoke highly of his coach, attributing his national team call up to greet guidance from the coach.“The coach has been a great leader and mentor to the team and me in particular. The skills and confidence that has seen me perform well and earn national team call up were all imparted by the coach. I’m glad to have him with me and hope we can achieve a lot more together,” Kipkirui noted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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MAN TO BE SENTENCED FOR MINOR TRAFFIC OFFENCES FOLLOWING DEATH OF INISHOWEN PENSIONER

first_imgA Judge has expressed his heartfelt sympathy to a family whose mother was killed in an accident in Inishowen.Austin Stewart from Fahan arrives at a previous court in Carndonagh.The distraught family of the late Maura Porter, 71, were in Carndonagh District Court yesterday as a man was charged minor motoring offences in connection with her death. Austin Stewart, 45, pleaded guilty to driving without an NCT on his Peugeot car, having a bald tyre and having a broken headlight on the vehicle. He also pleaded guilty to failing to display an NCT certificate.The case had been adjourned eight times since last October after Mrs Porter’s son Brendan and daughter Davina asked the DPP to review the charges.Ms Porter’s case made national headlines after it took an ambulance almost 50 minutes to reach her after she was knocked down and killed while coming home from mass on December 30th, 2013.The case led to a review of ambulance response times across the country by the HSE.Judge Paul Kelly yesterday (TUES) criticised the delay in reviewing the case by the Director of Public Prosecutions.Judge Paul Kelly remarked that he had last adjourned the case in April as he was told the DPP would conclude its re-examination of the case by yesterday.But Gda Insp David Murphy told him the DPP had decided to go ahead with the prosecution of the minor charges, but had not taken a view as yet on the possibility of further charges.Judge Kelly said the deadline for the review had become “something of a moving target”.He adjourned the case until he afternoon and returned to say that he had decided to go ahead with the case as Stewart could later argue the case would be prejudiced if it was delayed further.He said if the DPP were to bring further charges, they would be heard at the Circuit Court.Judge Kelly said he had every sympathy for the Port family and all they had gone through.“But there is nothing that can be done in this court or any other court to bring back the late Mrs Maura Porter,” he added.“It is entirely unsatisfactory that we find ourselves in this position yet again where the DPP has been unable to come to a conclusion.”Mrs Porter’s daughter Davina sobbed loudly as the tragic details of the incident were read out.Defence solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin said Stewart will have to live with the nightmare of this for the rest of his life.“His health has been badly affected and he has been left badly traumatised by the matter.”Sentencing was adjourned until September 15 as Judge Kelly asked for a probation report on Stewart.MAN TO BE SENTENCED FOR MINOR TRAFFIC OFFENCES FOLLOWING DEATH OF INISHOWEN PENSIONER was last modified: June 17th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Andrew StewartCarndonaghcrashdeathJudge Paul KellyMaura Porterlast_img read more

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HOW ONE DONEGAL MAN ‘ENGINEERED’ HIMSELF THE WORLD’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY JOB!

first_imgFrancis’ self portraitA Donegal man has quit his job as an electronic engineer to coachsurf around the world taking photographs!Francis Cassidy, the son of Hugh and Marie from Old Laghey Road, Donegal Town has become a ‘Stray Photographer’.Francis’s adventure began in Finland in March. Since then he has travelled across Russia on the Trans-Siberian railway to the city of Vladivostok, got the ferry down to South Korea and is currently travelling down through Asia.Many just might consider that Francis has one of the best jobs in the world!People can follow the adventures of the Stray Photographer on his blog –http://www.thestrayphotographer.com/  HOW ONE DONEGAL MAN ‘ENGINEERED’ HIMSELF THE WORLD’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY JOB! was last modified: May 31st, 2013 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Donegal TownFrancis Cassidystrayphotographerlast_img read more

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Valley falls short in share of services

first_imgUpon taking over as mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa began with a miles-long list of promises to fulfill. For commuters, reduce traffic. For parents, save the schools. For local communities, empower neighborhood councils. And for the San Fernando Valley, deliver a more equitable share of city resources. During his campaign, Villaraigosa reached out to Valley voters, noting that “for too long, the San Fernando Valley has been treated as the neglected stepchild of Los Angeles.” It was a radically different approach from that of former Mayor James Hahn, who maintained throughout his tenure that City Hall served the Valley just as well as the other areas of Los Angeles. Valley residents never bought into that line of argument and doubted whether Hahn really cared enough to investigate the issue. Even now, the question still remains whether the city actually knows the extent to which city services are distributed among neighborhoods in an equitable or inequitable manner. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week To address this issue, I undertook at Stanford University a study to examine and compare the level of city services in the Valley and the remaining portion of the city. (The study is available online at www.stanford.edu/~aisen.) My purpose was to focus empirically on the question: Does the Valley get its fair share? The answer, in a word: No. Social scientists differ on how to best measure “equity” in public services, so I opted for using different measurements tailored to best account for the nature of each service in question. The data used in the study came mainly from correspondence with employees of the city of Los Angeles concerning fiscal years 2002 and 2003. Only city departments that provide tangible services to the public were analyzed. My findings demonstrate that for some departments, although not all, the Valley – which contains approximately 36.8 percent of the city population – appears to not be receiving an equitable share of services. The findings of the study are as follows. Fire Department: Although the Valley possesses more uniformed personnel per fire and/or ambulatory-related incident (.965 uniformed personnel per incident citywide versus 1.2 in the Valley), response times for every type of incident are higher in the Valley, though no more than 45 seconds. This disparity can be explained by the fact that because the Valley is less densely populated, the number of fire stations per square mile is almost half as high. In short, the fire stations in the Valley are too far away from each other, and so Valley residents don’t get the same protection as the rest of the city. Department of Public Works: In the Bureau of Street Lighting, the number of repairs made per repair person in the Valley is almost twice as many, which seems to indicate that the service level in the Valley is substantially lower (494.6 repairs per repair person versus 885.6 in the Valley). That’s because every streetlight that needs repair is at some point repaired by the city, so because the workload is much higher for employees assigned to the Valley, it presumably takes longer for a streetlight to be repaired in the Valley than it does elsewhere. The Bureau of Street Services does slightly less resurfacing in the Valley relative to the miles of street the Valley contains (44.3 percent of all L.A. streets are in the Valley, but the Valley gets only 40.3 percent of total resurfacing). The bureau possesses no traffic counts, which makes it impossible to determine which streets suffer from the most wear. In the street tree division of the Bureau of Street Services, resources are allocated on the basis of City Council districts, which leads to an inequitable distribution of services as the larger number of trees in the Valley are trimmed less frequently (51.6 percent of total trees are in the Valley, but the Valley gets only 42.4 percent of total tree trimming). Department of Transportation: In the Bureau of Parking Enforcement and Intersection Control, the number of preferential parking district and preferential parking blocks per preferential parking officer is higher in the Valley, which suggests the Valley is not receiving an equitable share of services (2.1 officers per district versus .895 in the Valley and 10.35 blocks per officer, versus 12.647 in the Valley). In the Bureau of Transit Program and Franchise Regulations, ridership is higher for the non-Valley city bus lines, which is evidence that the Valley is receiving a more than equitable share of transit services (35.1 median passenger revenue hour of service versus 21.2 in the Valley). Department of Recreation and Parks: The Valley is receiving a less than equitable share in all of the measures of the department’s service levels, except for park acreage (44.6 percent of acreage, 33 percent of facilities, 26.6 percent of employees, 23.4 percent of pools, and 0 percent of museums in the Valley, which contains 36.8 percent of the city’s population). Library Department: The Valley contains fewer libraries per capita (31.3 percent of total libraries in the Valley). Furthermore, based on data prior to the recent re-openings of many libraries, the collections sizes in the Valley were smaller relative to the percent of total materials in circulation in the Valley (37.4 percent of total circulation in the Valley but only 23.2 percent of total collection). Department of Animals Services: Of the six animal shelters in the city, two are located in the Valley. Based on the geographic distribution of employees, the Valley receives an equitable share of services (36.3 percent of animal services personnel are in the Valley). Department of Cultural Affairs: There are fewer community art centers and theater complexes as well as employees per capita in the Valley (12.5 percent of city-owned facilities, 14.7 percent of employees, and 22.7 percent of city-owned or partnered facilities in the Valley). Neighborhood City Halls: The percent of neighborhood city halls is another inequity. Only 28.6 percent of neighborhood city halls and 30.43 percent of their employees are in the Valley, meaning that Valley residents must travel farther to reach a city hall. Department of Neighborhood Empowerment: The percent of neighborhood councils located in the Valley is comparable per capita (33.33 percent of total neighborhood councils in the Valley), but the populations served by each neighborhood council vary widely, from less than 8,000 residents to more than 85,000 residents. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this variance in size, the city’s policy of appropriating $50,000 a year to each certified neighborhood council is inequitable. In fact, many of the poorer areas of the city have large neighborhood council districts. A much more equitable policy would be to allocate funds on the basis of population. Police Department: The Valley receives response times almost one minute longer than the remaining portion of the city (8.93 minutes versus 9.84 in the Valley). Patrol persons in the Valley respond to more calls and offenses per patrol person (119.19 units dispatched per patrol person versus 141.36 in the Valley). However, the percent of offenses cleared by arrest is higher in the Valley (12.86 percent versus 13.85 percent in the Valley). This is likely due to a higher percentage of violent crimes committed in the remaining portion of the city, and that violent crimes require more time and resources to be cleared. It therefore cannot be concluded that the Valley is receiving an inequitable share of police services, although disparate response times have long been a source of contention. While the disparities in city services are generally not that large, there are no legitimate reasons for them to persist. Villaraigosa should instruct the heads of each department and his new city commissioners to review the distribution of city services in more detail and to take measures to achieve as much equity as possible. Adam Isen, a graduate of Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, is a senior majoring in Economics at Stanford University. Write to him by e-mail at aisen@stanford.edu. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Scoil Colmcille Coffee Morning raises a sweet €2,500

first_imgScoil Cholmcille in Letterkenny had a lovely busy morning last Friday at their annual coffee morning.Many parents and visitors, including Letterkenny MD Mayor Jimmy Kavanagh, attended the event. Pupils welcomed guests to the school, where they were treated to some delicious homemade bakes and biscuits and some great conversation.The event was organised to raise funds for the school and it was a brilliant success – raising €2,500. Scoil Colmcille Coffee Morning raises a sweet €2,500 was last modified: May 8th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:coffee morningScoil Colmcillelast_img read more

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Hughes is a worthy contender to replace Moyes, insists Redknapp

first_imgHarry Redknapp has insisted that Mark Hughes is a worthy contender to replace David Moyes at Everton.Hughes, sacked as QPR boss last year after a dismal run of results, has been touted as a possible successor to the Manchester United-bound Moyes.Joey Barton, who was frozen out by him at Loftus Road  has warned that Everton appointing Hughes would be “suicide”.But Redknapp, who took over from Hughes at relegated Rangers, believes the Welshman deserves to be considered.He said: “Why not? Mark is a good manager, so why shouldn’t he be linked with the job?“He had a little spell at Everton [as a player] although he’s a Man United man really. Good luck to him. If that’s what he wants I wish him well.”See also:Everton appointing Mark Hughes would be ‘suicide’ warns BartonRedknapp backs Bircham for Millwall 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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