The reconquest of López Habas

first_imgATK’s main objective this season was to finish the regular season first and secure a place in the Asian Champions League, something that López Habas’ team could not achieve due to his irregular end of course. They are on time to achieve ISL, but Spanish prefers “a format without ‘play-offs’. Whoever finishes first is the great champion“:” There are teams that did not make an outstanding season, but won the last games and slipped into the privileged positions. That doesn’t reward the spirit of what an all-against-all league means. “López Habas, whose best results as head coach have always come from outside Spain, confesses not being concerned about how little his work is valued in his native country. “It is not something that worries me”, the Cordovan discovers, league champion in Bolivia, South Africa and the mentioned India. To regain the Hindu title, his ATK will have to prevail over Chennaiyin, a team that “started the championship poorly but in recent months counts its matches by victories.” His counterpart on the bench in Chennai, Owen CoyleHe knows what it’s like to lead in the Premier League – more than 100 games with Bolton and Burnley. “We arrived at the match after defeating Bengaluru, the reigning champion, but it will be difficult and it will be decided by details.” The meeting, played in Goa, will take place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus crisis. Before him, few Spanish coaches accepted the challenge of crossing the pond. In 1997, he took Bolivia to the final of the Copa América and on his return to Spain, success did not ignore him. He won two leagues and one UEFA as an assistant to Rafa Benítez at Valencia and later added to his logbook two adventures in South Africa and India, where he is about to reconquer the Super League (ISL). Antonio López Habas (Córdoba, 1957) already won the Hindu tournament in 2014 with ATK, who after two courses outside the ‘play-off’ turned to Spanish as a lifeguard. “Winning this title is very important for the club and for the city,” acknowledges the Andalusian hours before playing the final against Chennaiyin.“After finishing sixth and ninth in 2018 and 2019 respectively, ATK placed its trust in us. We had to make a new team to reach the competitive level that the club had since its founding in 2014,” adds López Habas, who this season has had five Spaniards at his command: Agus Garcia, Victor Mongil, Mandi bland, Javi Hernandez Y Edu Garcia: “Roy Krishna has been the scorer of the championship, but the level of foreigners and, in particular, that of the Spanish has been very high. They are good professionals and have very good technical training,” said the Cordovan. “His impact on the Indian players is very great. I remember that in 2014 we had Josemi. The other central, Indian international, copied everything: shin guards, warm-up routine … Up to that point they are important in a football like that of India, which is getting better and more professional “, he completes.last_img read more

Barça’s crash plan: 14 measures to stop injuries

first_imgAs we anticipated in AS, Barcelona has an internal report from the medical services that foresees, in the best of scenarios, a plague of injuries, “between five to ten”, in the first month of the resumption of the competition, having special incidence both “in the hamstrings and in the joints”.To minimize this terrible injury scenario, FC Barcelona has drawn up a powerful attack plan consisting of a total of fourteen measures that will be carried out during the re-adaptation phase to the competition and the time it lasts:1- Maintenance of properties of tendons, muscles, ligaments and neuromotor control systems2- Tendons: stimulate their mechanical capacities (isometric and eccentric exercises)3- Gradual reconditioning and progression of intra and inter-cycle loads4- Multi-component reconditioning programs (most common injuries in soccer and the player’s own tendencies)5- Adequate proportion and alternation of means and training tasks, avoiding overstimulation.6- Design preseason to have as many training sessions as possible7- Reduce work time in each session8- During the competition, include rest periods or discharge microcycles9- Distance between matches of at least 72 hours or preferably more 10- Strategic use of changes during games11- Assess the inclusion of a greater number of substitutions during the match12- Dose the exposure time of the players to the high competitive density13- Develop post-competition recovery strategies14- Short preparation period will make it difficult to establish preventive programsThe same report establishes a section of six lines of work to car attack ’the most recurrent injuries among players, emphasizing the Achilles tendon, “risk of stroke volume and explosive work”, quadriceps, “risk of hitting, acceleration, braking or jumping”, and hamstrings, “high-speed races, wide spaces”.In addition, the duration factor of the preseason, “shorter than normal”, and sudden changes in intensity in training, “with the risk of overload injury.”In this way, other preventive contents are also proposed, such as the start of a multifunctional prevention program that encompasses both mobility, strength and motor control and the progressive increase in loads. During the competition, the report highlights the need to “monitor competitive response and fatigue individually to decide which players can compete and who should rest.”A complete report that is expected to be launched in its early stages imminently, when the players resume activity in the Ciutat Esportiva.last_img read more

CLBD to be gateway for local suppliers to Exxon

first_img– over 2,300 local businesses already listed– hundreds participate as two day business networking forum endsBy Jarryl BryanDay two of the ExxonMobil business development forum saw participation from the oil company’s sub-contractors networking with local suppliers. And while the event is over, there are still opportunities for companies to get a foot into the oil and gas sector’s proverbial door.According to Exxon’s Senior Director of Public and Government Affairs Diedre Moe, the oil company’s Centre for Local Business Development (CLBD) will be the interface through which the networking will continue after the forum ends.“We’ll continue to utilise the centre to be able to talk about what’s coming up and the centre will be a resource for businesses to be able to reach out and for businesses to continue to say what’s needed, how we can continue to get the necessary qualifications or certifications, what are the safety standards for aExxon’s Senior Director of Public and Government Affairs Diedre Moeparticular business.”“We really set up the forum because we got feedback from people who did not have an appreciation or understanding for how this particular part of the business and industry works, we’re still new. We’re three years in. So hopefully over the last day and a half, that understanding has gotten better.”Asked whether there were any plans to host the forum next year, she reiterated that the event was set up based on production activities. In the case of this two day forum, Moe noted that it was set up to align with the Liza Phase one project. She also explained that there was a limited window of opportunity for certain businesses with the project.“With production starting (in 2020), you won’t have the same type of need for these particular contractors coming forward, because we’re really in the installation type of phase. As we move towards phase two, maybe late next year or potentially into 2020, potentially as we move into phase two because we want to structure it to continue to have that.”“But we still have the centre, throughout. And as they make relationships they’ll beAn attendee at the forum makes a point to an Exxon employeeable to stay in touch with companies that will have activities coming across the projects, to be able to continue to secure future contracts.”Moe revealed that on day one of the forum, almost 400 representatives from various local businesses attended. That number, according to Moe, hiked on Tuesday as companies came in to interact directly with Exxon’s various contractors.CLBDThe CLBD was one of several sub-contractors who set up booths at the exhibition on Tuesday. In an interview with Guyana Times the centre’s Senior Principal Specialist Natasha Gaskin-Peters gave details on how many Guyanese companies and small businesses have registered to take advantage of the oil and gas sector.“The response has been good. So far we have 2,300 companies. About half of those are locally registered companies. There are many Guyanese businesses engaged with us, taking advantage of the courses and they are seeingA model of an underwater oil processing networkopportunities. We do register companies.“They can go to our website, click on supplier register portal and they can have their business registered. We’re there to build the capacity of local Guyanese businesses. So we’re there for support. We do this through training. We also have a mentorship programme, where we’re assisting companies to become (International Organisation for Standardisation) certified.”There are some formalities after being registered. For instance, Gaskin-Peters noted that the CLBD does a gap analysis of businesses who want to be a part of the sector. This analysis shows, among other things, exactly where a business is and what it needs to do to reach its short and long term goals.“We go to companies and we audit you. So we have a look at how you’re governed, what are some of the management systems you have in place and the record keeping. So we do a pre audit.”“In general we have local companies who are sole traders, very micro enterprises, and then we have those that are larger. Some companies know they won’t get a direct opportunity in the oil and gas sector. But they know that by taking our courses, they are building capacity and becoming more efficient,” she said.last_img read more

City staff give back on Christmas Eve

first_imgPhoto: City staff hand over a cheque worth $4,786.37 to representatives from The United Way of Northern British Columbia on Christmas Eve – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThe United Way of Northern British Columbia received a holiday bonus on Christmas Eve.That’s because Fort St. John city staff donated more than $4,700 to the organization. – Advertisement -Money was generated through employee payroll ductions, pot-luck lunches and a silent auction at the City’s Christmas party. United Way financially supports local organizations that provide vital services to the community. Click here for more information on the local United Way.last_img

Load up your bowls, chili lovers

first_imgThe event is the only major fundraiser for the North Peace Potters’ Guild. The weatherman is calling for sunshine and a high of 20 C for Saturday, and that suits the organizers of the upcoming chili bowl bash just fine.The eighth annual events is nearly sold out with about 20 tickets left as of a last count on Thursday, according organizer Britney Carlstrom.This year’s bash, put on by the North Peace Potters’ Guild, will feature 150 bowls, and six local chefs — including MooseFM’s Sarah Carmichael — competing for the best chili crown.- Advertisement -“As we’ve gotten more members, there’s been a greater variety of bowls,” said Carlstrom, adding the event has been a boon to Guild membership.The event will shut down a portion of 104 Street outside the Artspost from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The bash runs at 6 p.m.Live entertainment will be provided by 56th Collective, and there will be a pinata for kids, a silent auction and a 50/50 draw.Advertisementlast_img read more

Southampton set to move for ‘the best player in the Dutch league’?

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Dutch football correspondent Marcel van der Kraan claims Feyenoord pair Jordy Clasie and Sven van Beek are on Southampton’s radar.Saints chief Ronald Koeman worked with the pair during his time at the Netherlands club, and is expected to launch a double offer for the duo in the summer.And Van der Kraan insists Clasie is one of the best players in the Eredivisie.“Ronald Koeman knows absolutely everything about two of the biggest gems at Feyenoord,” he told Hawksbee and Jacobs. “They are the midfielder and the captain Jordy Clasie, and Sven van Beek.“Clasie is a sort of Cesc Fabregas player and, probably, the best player in the Dutch league.“I would think he would jump at the chance to re-join Koeman. It won’t be in the last few days of this window but I’m sure he will have a real go at getting him in the summer.“The other one is Sven van Beek, who is a brilliant 20-year-old defender. He’s very promising. It won’t be long before Koeman tries to get him as well.”Listen again to Marcel van der Kraan’s interview with Hawksbee and Jacobs and leave your thoughts on Jordy Clasie belowlast_img read more

Liverpool hold out for improved offer for striker

first_img1 Fabio Borini Liverpool are demanding an improved bid from Fiorentina if the Serie A club are to land striker Fabio Borini.As talkSPORT told you on Wednesday, the 24-year-old is in talks with the La Viola about ending his miserable stay on Merseyside.The Italy international has been the subject of a £5.5m offer from Fiorentina but according to La Nazione, Liverpool are demanding around £8m for the former Sunderland forward.It is now down to the Serie A side to conjure up an increased bid for Borini and Liverpool are more than ready to offload the ex-Chelsea striker, who still has two years left on his Anfield contract.Fiorentina boss Paulo Sousa wants to tie up a deal before the start of the new season and is expected to meet with Borini’s representatives again in Italy over the weekend.last_img read more

Toy sellers hope to cash in on lure of summer movies

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“Cars” is supported by such items as track sets, racing-car beds, and animated talking cars; “Pirates” is backed by items including action figures, swords with sound effects and T-shirts with skull motifs; with “Superman Returns,” shoppers will find radio-controlled 16-inch superheros that soar up to 300 feet, inflatable Superman suits, as well as trendy fashion items like jewel-encrusted shirts and handbags. Officials from KB Toys and Toys `R’ Us Inc. report strong early sales of the movie-related goods, which started to appear in stores in early April. And the momentum should pick up when the films make their theatrical debut over the next few weeks. What should help is that the movies are expected to attract diverse audiences. But the business of movie-related merchandise is tricky. Success at the box office doesn’t guarantee success at stores, says Sean McGowan, an analyst at Harris Nessbit. McGowan recalled how retailers have been burned by merchandise associated with such films as “Godzilla,” “Independence Day” and “Men in Black.” That has caused retailers to become more cautious, betting on fewer movies. And consumers are becoming harder to sell, shrugging off basic apparel for trendier items, for example. McGowan says retailers will face a big challenge in beating last year’s “Star Wars” merchandising power. Lucasfilms Ltd.’s “Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,” the last in the franchise’s latest trilogy, generated $3 billion in merchandise sales worldwide at stores, according to John Singh, a company spokesman. That figure surpassed the $2 billion in worldwide retail sales generated from “Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” released in 1999, and $1.2 billion in sales tied to “Episode II: Attack of the Clones,” in 2002. Charles Riotto, president of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association, said a movie that generates $300 million to $400 million in such sales is good. Disney embraced a broad merchandising strategy with “Cars,” which is slated to hit theaters June 9 and is expected to attract a core audience ages 2 to 6. The company signed up 350 suppliers to produce the products, from bedding to children’s clothing. Among the highlights are a $34.99 Fast Talkin’ McQueen vehicle that does 15 tricks, named after the main character, and $24.99 racing track sets from “Cars” main toy supplier Mattel Inc., which is also producing most of the toys for “Superman Returns.” There’s also a $159.99 TV-DVD combo shaped like a car, from Disney’s electronics division. For the “Pirates” movie, opening in theaters July 7, Disney is targeting the 6- to 9-year-old and is focusing on toys that encourage children to act out the drama in the movie. From Zizzle LLC, the main toy supplier for the movie, there are mill wheel sets with collapsing ladders and pistol and belt sets with blast sound effects. Disney’s merchandising team is also reaching out to older customers with apparel and accessories. The merchandising executives behind “Superman,” which is to hit theaters June 30, are also aiming to attract both children and adults. Its toys and children’s apparel targets 5- to 11- year olds, but the studio is also looking to woo adults and teens with fashion apparel like $85 rhinestone-encrusted tank tops and $300 cashmere sweaters with the “S” logo. “The S shield has never gone out of fashion. There is this coolness factor that will make it very desirable,” said Brad Globe, president of Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros.’ worldwide consumer products.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Let the force be with retailers this summer. After enjoying a sales bonanza last year from everything “Star Wars,” the nation’s merchants, particularly toy sellers, are hoping that this summer’s blockbuster films will have at least the same power to move an avalanche of merchandise, from inflatable Superman suits to pirate swords with sound effects. Among the coming summer films that have released the most merchandise are Disney-Pixar’s “Cars,” Walt Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and Warner Bros.’ “Superman Returns.” Sony Pictures’ “The Da Vinci Code,” based on Dan Brown’s best-selling novel, also has some games and apparel, though the bulk of related merchandise sales is coming from all the book spinoffs, including religious and art books. “Last year, it was all about `Star Wars,”‘ said Ernie Speranza, chief marketing officer at KB Toys Inc. This summer, he’s betting that three movies – “Cars,” “Superman” and the “Pirates” movie – “will be better than one.” last_img

FOUR HURT FOLLOWING SERIOUS CAR CRASH

first_imgOne man has been transferred to hospital in Dublin after a serious car crash last night.It is believed four young people were admitted to Letterkenny General Hospital following what was believed to be a head-on collision.The man transferred to Dublin is believed to be suffering from serious head injuries. The other three people involved in the crash are still being treated in Letterkenny General Hospital.It is believed the young man transferred to Dublin is form the Glenties area. FOUR HURT FOLLOWING SERIOUS CAR CRASH was last modified: March 25th, 2012 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:accidentLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

HUNDREDS OF HOMES WITHOUT ELECTRICITY AFTER MAJOR OUTAGE ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgA major power outage has plunged hundreds of homes across Donegal into darkness this evening.Major power outages have been reported across Donegal this evening.The ESB are reporting a power outage at 7pm in the Gortlee area of Letterkenny.However, the outage has affected power supplies to many parts of the county. Outages have been reported in the Rosses, Gweedore and Cloughaneely areas as well this evening, while many households have complained of reduced power.The ESB state that just under 3,000 subscribers are affected and as of 8pm a restore time remains unknown.It comes as Met Eireann announce the country is bracing itself for the tail-end of a major storm comes up from the Caribbean.HUNDREDS OF HOMES WITHOUT ELECTRICITY AFTER MAJOR OUTAGE ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: October 19th, 2014 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:DARKNESSdonegalESBPowerstormlast_img read more