14 05 20

first_imgMoney: “LaLiga is an entity that is dedicated to selling the television rights of the clubs. The RFEF, under its umbrella, has clubs that generate deficits in this regard. We raise funds to give it to them. They lay their wealth in selling. We look for it to give it to the clubs. If 88% is based on your rights, how is it possible that you did not insure yourself when the person responsible for the sale should have insured that. We ensure our competitions. We have 6 or 8% rights and we guarantee it. We find it tremendous. In a multinational we would be talking about a clear responsibility with the person responsible for this. We are satisfied with how we are doing things. Our Cup and Super Cup have saved modest clubs. “The league: “First choose money on the scale of values ​​and first is health. We want the competition to end. That is clear to us. We act in defense of rigor. It is our main function. We guarantee the cleanliness of the competitions ”.Who would win and how would it look if not played: “If it is suspended, it has to be resumed. If there was a date in which UEFA says which teams pass, well, what do the rules say? UEFA would have to give the criteria. UEFA has to say from this date these are the teams participating in Europe. Our spirit leads us to finish all the leagues ”.Elections to the RFEF: “I have already been asked about the suspension of the elections. They are not called and have never been called. We have asked for authorization to advance them. I spoke to Irene Lozano and told her that we are working on eradicating the coronavirus. We are at your disposal, I said. When the time comes we will see when they are called. Now we are working on what is important. ”Forecast dates to restart: “We work with all the forecasts. From the most optimistic to the most pessimistic. The closed door would be the last option, but we will do what they tell us. We have a responsibility. We can’t play fortune tellers. “Deadline to start European competitions: “The different scenarios have been seen. There is a manager at UEFA who will give an answer.ERTEs in modest clubs: “I am concerned about everything. I am concerned that people have a hard time. So my obligation is to give peace of mind. We have worked with many obstacles. The most modest clubs have guaranteed income. As for the ERTEs it is a labor issue and therefore union and employer. We will participate where they tell us. What I do want is to put on the table a measure that I will ask for: to make all payments subsequent to the cone virus more flexible. The problem of dismissals in terms of licenses is a problem between clubs and players but they have to solve it in a union or employer way. “Where does the money come from: “We are the only federation without a public subsidy. The only one. We have to work very hard with our competitions and teams, communication and marketing with a very strong treasury and with a very austere balance. This has made us give more money to the most humble clubs. That’s where our money comes from. Why LaLiga’s problem, because as sellers of club rights they have not guaranteed that income with the responsibility that this entails. You, having the eggs in the same basket, should have secured the only source of income you have. ”Facilities for those in need: “We may give up facilities. I told Irene Lozano that we have many beds that can be for the sick or family. Everything is available. It would be a great initiative for LaLiga to talk to the clubs so that they could make their residencies available to everyone. It would have been a great initiative. I ask you from here. It is always important that the sport shows signs of solidarity ”.Loss of postponement of the Eurocup: “A working group has been created. The RFEF will be there and we will see what losses there are. The message is to play with integrity. That makes me proud to belong to UEFA. Money is more important but integrity. ”Spanish team and amateur trips: “We don’t even know in a month where we are going to be. Hopefully we will get better but others may get worse. UEFA has reserved changes to the formulas and different formulas to be able to finish the competitions. Making closed phases has not been discarded. We have to see. “Block descents and only have ascents: “Do not. It would be irresponsible. The League will have to be listened to. What is gained and lost in the field must rule. It is raw and hard but it is just right. That is our speech. Unless we are forced, we are not going to get out of there. “Contracts beyond June 30: “It is a question to consider. It is only fair that the same templates be finished. We are going to try to propose it. Here the regulation collides with the law of several countries. If you can get it, hopefully. And if inequality cannot be achieved it will be the same for everyone. At any step it is too early to talk about it. The first step is to try to finish before June 30. If not, then this will gain in news. “2nd and Third Controls: “It seems irresponsible to me that with patients and life at stake, it seems out of the question that tests are being used when there are people who need it. It seems to me that it is not knowing the reality. If they have confined us. It doesn’t matter if you are infected or not. Does not matter. The result is the same. And if you have severe symptoms, that person needs a test. Not a footballer. He will be isolated. The administration has said it, everyone who has a test, masks, gloves, put it on. And there is someone who is sending a test and it is illegal. Must be punished. We all stand out and it is an unpatriotic stocking. We strongly disagree. A different thing is that when there are fewer patients, we will consider it for our categories. But now let’s focus on the one that needs it. You have to lend a hand. ”Call of Thebes ?: “Has not called me. I have not called him either, but I have invited LaLiga. It would be desirable if it came. But if Carlos del Campo comes, I will be delighted. It is a good opportunity for us all to be together. The differences are notable but at the moment Spanish football and hobbies are at stake. We will invite the League and receive all who come. “Women’s Football: “All those who are included in the Elite Program, guarantee up to the last euro. Sports competitions are suspended. If it ends before June 30, well. If you can with the public, the better. And if you have to play with heat, we will continue to preserve health. You will not be able to play in Seville with 40 degrees no matter how much you want abroad or on television. The Queen’s Cup final follows the same process as that of the King. And with the European it is necessary to see if it is suspended and if it is disputed in 2021 ”. Luis Rubiales, president of the RFEF, appeared at an institutional press conference to assess the latest events related to sport caused by the coronavirus crisis, including the postponement of Euro 2020 to 2021. With his explanations many things have been made clear . Competitively it is: Barça will not be champion if it is not played again. And also, the result of the first lap will not be worth it and that the only solution is to finish the competition.Coronavirus crisis: “We have been working with UEFA for many days, by phone and by videoconference. We have moved some proposals that have been satisfactorily approved. We already know what the situations are for the European, local and Eurocopa competitions. The competitions have to be finished before June 30. All the teams have to play all the matches. That is what we discussed with the 55 member federations and with the Executive Committee. We have all voted favorably. “Presidents meeting: “All the presidents of the Territories, and all unanimously agree and have given me their vote of confidence. Health, economy and competitions are the three pillars that we analyzed.”Very hard days: “There are many more important things for everyone, but there is no doubt that from the RFEF we must continue working and providing solutions. We have to do our job. I want to thank all of Spanish society and those who are suffering from this tremendous situation. And to all who are helping. “UEFA meeting and 55 member associations: “It was thanks to Ceferin’s spirit. He wants to listen to everyone and hear their opinion. We have been talking to UEFA for many days. We have been working a lot on the phone for five or six days. Some measures have been approved. The situation of the Eurocup is already known. There has been a will supported by UEF. Competitions must be completed if possible before June 30 although it should not be an impassable wall. Our opinion is that there is justice and equality and that all teams can play all their matches so that the competition is won on the field. ”Territorial Meeting: “Almost all the presidents have been present, there have only been a couple of them who have been absent. They have unanimously agreed to support the RFEF thesis. I thank all of them who have given their vote of confidence to the Federation ”Health: “From the RFEF, complementary measures will be taken in the weeks before the competition resumes. Our means are at the disposal of the administration. The beginning is contingent on the Government and Health allowing us to play. “Economic: “It is important that we clarify why LaLiga has said that billions will be lost if they do not end the competition and that has generated many calls. It is important that all the clubs listen to me: even the last euro that has been promised by the RFEF is guaranteed. Impulso 23, quarry with values, aid for men’s and women’s futsal, balls, travel, aid for minors, women’s soccer, the Elite Program … Everything up to the last euro is guaranteed. We do not want uncertainty and we have worked rigorously. That will give peace of mind. The RFEF is going to pay up to the last committed euro ”.Competitions: “There are many ways to explain this. Our teams aim to outdo themselves and their rivals. It’s all about justice. If the competitions were agreed in one way, they have to end like this and the rules cannot be changed mid-season. What we have asked UEFA, we will invite AFE and LaLiga, and the finalists clubs of the commitments and they can make proposals but I want it to be clear. The first scenario is to finish before June 30, whatever it may be. I cannot guarantee it. We are very rigorous. I cannot guarantee anything. If that is not the case, it is said to end with the classification as it is. And I can already say that it would be injustice to end the classification as it is. It would be a tremendous injustice. The classification that there is now will not be the one at the end. “Second scenario: “Others spoke to nullify the season and we defend not. How are we going to do that. How are we going to take away prizes from teams that have been winning things throughout the season. We want the season to end. And the third scenario was about roll back the season to the first lap. And we’re not going to do that either. It would be rewarding someone who had a position that isn’t now. We only have to finish the season. Which is June 30, perfect. No, it will end later. And if later you have to start later or with another format, it will be done, but agreed by all. This is the formula we have found. “Government: “We have to coordinate with our administration. Something will come to the sport from aid. And we will take the side of UEFA and FIFA. We must thank the CSD and the COE, FIFA and UEFA for their work. They all managed to give in. We launched a message of humility and justice. “Help the most modest clubs of Second B and Third: “We must guarantee the audas of this season and the next. If it is extended this season the other will be shorter. The emoluments will be the same. We are talking about more than 50,000 euros per team in Third and 130,000 in Second B. We guarantee all aid. The humble clubs are waiting for our grants and I want them to be calm. If we have to go beyond June 30, we will do it even if it is not the best. ”European competitions: “No possibility has been ruled out. Out of loyalty and hierarchy, I have given my opinion, but it is up to UEFA to answer these questions. “Cup Final: “There is no date. We value May 31 and report it to the Royal Household, but seeing what has happened, we have paralyzed. We don’t want to impose anything. We will put it on a weekend. I have called Real and Athletic and the two of them will be pending in the negotiations. We want a final with a hobby. From there, because it is a legal imperative, we would do it behind closed doors if they tell us so. We cannot say date. He would be very arrested. You cannot create confusion. We will work with the clubs. “Cup outside this season: “We don’t rule out anything. It is above that June 30 date. They will be with voice and vote. It was very easy to talk to them. It is a historic game. ”Measures if the League is not played: “Lengthen the calendar as necessary to finish. It will be in coordination with the League. We want to agree. It is a historical moment. Ending the season like this or ending is already a sports scenario that we do not contemplate. ”last_img read more

14 05 20

first_imgWomen’s football has not been able to enjoy the great Betis-Sevilla derby this year. The maximum rivalry duel could not be disputed by the strike (first leg) and the coronavirus health crisis (return). However, and in the absence of the big party on the pitch of this match, both teams have experienced a healthy derby of talents this year, with her young pearls Rosita Márquez and Olga Carmona. Betica and Sevilla player have been two of the great sensations of the season in the First Iberdrola, going from being promises to reality in this category. The two players, eternal rivals and companions in the categories of the Spanish team, They represent the future of two youth teams that have made a strong commitment to women’s football in recent years.From a Baetic family, Rosita Márquez was destined to wear the white-green elastic, which has been worn since the age of eleven. It was at this age that Mairena del Aljarafe’s career began as a Betica player. “The first call I received when I was 11 years old and it was while I was on vacation on the beach in El Palmar. Soccer was a hobby for me and I told him to my father, who is very betic, that I could go and try but I didn’t think I was leaving since I was comfortable in my team where I had my friends. But once you put on the Betis shirt … It is something else and I stayed, “he recounted a few days ago. Carmona and Rosita Márquez, European Under-19 championsThe Betis midfielder is pure talent in the engine room. His quality with the ball at his feet has gradually made him a benchmark for the Verdiblanco first team, where he debuted in 2015. Rosita Márquez, who is a recognized admirer of Andrés Iniesta, has in her boots the perfect mix of intelligence, speed, dribbling and definition. With the ’17’ on her back, Rosita has managed to earn even the call of the National Team, with which she was called up last year at just 18 years old. A fact that came after proclaim champion of Europe U-19, competition in which she was chosen as one of the members of the ideal eleven along with the aforementioned Olga Carmona. Both players, who are united by great friendship, have had an even growth in the lower categories of the National Team.Carmona, who debuted in the First Division in 2017 at the age of 17, has become one of the pillars of Sevilla’s first team. The Sevillian midfielder has experienced a great leap in level in recent years, coinciding with the title at the European Under-18 Championship, in which he shone with goals of great importance. With a lot of quality in his boots, Carmona is the second footballer of Seville with the most minutes this season, a fact that makes her one of the young women with the most filming in the First Iberdrola. The Spanish soccer player, who has soccer in her veins, with two brothers who are also soccer players, has become a benchmark for future generations.Both Carmona and Rosita Márquez They were called to be two of the stars of the Sub-20 in the World Cup in Panama and Costa Rica set for this summer. The coronavirus has postponed the World Cup, an opportunity in the air for two soccer players with an innate talent. It has not yet been decided if the players who had qualified for this World Cup will play this World Cup. Among the names of these footballers is Carmona and Rosita Márquez, who hope to continue to succeed in appointments of this level. For now, they are already stars of their respective teams. Both are pure art born from the depths of Seville football.last_img read more

20 01 20

first_imgHow realistic are the chances of the six Jamaica representatives participating in non-traditional events medalling at the World Championships?Men’s discus throwers Jason Morgan, Federick Dacres, and Chad Wright make up half the list, while respective men’s and women’s shot putters O’Dayne Richards and Danniel Thomas, along with female decathlete Salcia Slack, complete the roster.The best medal prospect is O’Dayne Richards in the men’s shot put. He is definitely the country’s best-ever athlete in the event as he has three major titles in his career – World University, Commonwealth, and Senior Pan Am Games champion.At the recent Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada, he had a career-best and national record 21.69 metres to win the gold medal. This mark by Richards has him at number three on the World list, with the United States’ Joe Kovacs being world leader with 22.56m and two-time World and defending champion David Storl of Germany second with 22.20m.Four years ago in Daegu, Dylan Armstrong of Canada threw 21.64m for silver, while two years ago in Moscow, Ron Whiting of the United States heaved the ball for 21.57m to mine silver.Assessing these results, Richards would be motivated as anything close to his personal best could lead to his greatest achievement ever in the event.Hoping to medalLooking at the leading performers in the men’s discus, Morgan, who ranks number two with 68.19m, just behind world leader Piotr Malachowski of Poland, with 68.29m, could also medal.However, as he has done over the past few years, after making a big throw before a major Championships, Morgan has failed to replicate. In fact, since making that throw, he has been to several meets and is yet to go close to his top throw.Dacres, who has shown in the past that when it comes to major championships he can compete with the best as he was World Youth and World Junior champion in 2011 and 2012, will be hoping to rise to the challenge. He is ranked at 11, with 66.30m.For the others, it will take a miracle for them to be on the podium as Wright, with 65.03m, is at number 24 in the men’s discus; Thomas is ranked 38th with 17.76m; while Slack, with 6141 points, is rated number 27 in the women’s heptathlon.last_img read more

20 01 20

first_img POSITION MAINTAINED “First of all, the team maintained its position from the last World Relays by coming second behind the United States of America. Based on the fact that this year, we were without a lot of our more seasoned athletes, I think the team did extremely well because the team was selected on the athletes who made themselves available,” said Wilson. “Most of these athletes are on a second or third tier ranking in terms of positioning … .” Thirty-three of Jamaica’s 77 Olympic medals were mined at the last three instalments which took place in Beijing (2008), London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016) with another 33 of the country’s 110 World Championships medals coming since the 2009 event in Berlin. Additionally, 15 of the country’s 22 Olympic gold medals came since the 2008 Games, while 24 of the 31 World Championships gold medals won by Jamaica were secured since 2009. Meanwhile, Wilson expressed disappointment and surprise at Blake’s criticism after the sprinter suggested that the technical team had to take some blame for the team selection after a blunder on the second exchange between second leg runner Kemar Bailey-Cole and Jevaughn Minzie resulted in a disqualification in the men’s 4x100m heats. The coach, however, explained that athlete selections were made based on availability, but also agreed that there is a need for more practice sessions ahead of relay events. “I felt that he (Blake) was extremely frustrated because this would have been the first time that I can recall clearly for a very long time in his career that he would have been on a team that is not in the final of a major championships, so I can understand his frustration, but I was a little surprised and disappointed by the utterances because we have such a good relationship as a team,” Wilson said. “We are not playing any blame game, but if the baton falls, we go back and try to correct the issues, but they are professionals and need to accept responsibility when there is an error. I don’t understand how you could blame the dropping of a baton on the selecting of a team, especially when the options were limited,” he added. “As far as I was told by the head coach (Michael Clarke), he wanted an experienced athlete to run the third leg, but could not get the cooperation from the person who he had in mind to run the third leg, so he had no choice but to run the team based on who he had,” Wilson further explained. The other member of the team was lead leg runner Everton Clarke, who was making his first appearance at the senior world level. Jamaica ended with 39 points to finish behind the Americans (60 points) after a first-place finish in the women’s 4x200m, second in the women’s 4x100m and third in the women’s 4x400m, men’s 4x200m, mixed 4x400m and men’s 4x400m. Australia finished third on 24 points, with Poland fourth on 23. Maurice Wilson, who served as technical director for Jamaica’s team to the recently concluded World Relays in The Bahamas, says he is satisfied with the team’s performance in the archipelago, but is warning Jamaican fans to brace for less international success in the coming years. Jamaica’s performance was seen as lukewarm in some quarters, and Wilson had to respond to criticism from male team captain Yohan Blake after a baton mishap in the men’s 4x100m heats, but the respected coach maintains that the team’s efforts should be applauded given its composition and the quality competition they faced in Nassau. Furthermore, Wilson believes that it is unrealistic to expect Jamaica’s golden period of athletics success, which began at the 2008 Olympic Games to continue for much longer. “It is a good time for us to get back down to earth. From 2008, we have been having some glory years, and at some point in time, there has to be some transition. I said before the team left Jamaica (for the World Relays) that once the other countries were to bring most of their seasoned athletes, then it would not be an easy run for us,” said Wilson. “It was clear that Canada, America and Germany had some of their seasoned campaigners who brought a lot of stability to the performance of their team, so taking all of that into consideration, I think we did very well,” he added.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgAs some 628 applications have been received for land at Millie’s Hideout, there continues to be a “mad rush” for land, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Regional Executive Officer (REO) Orrin Gordon said.According to the REO, with the Region Ten administration’s efforts in constructing a road that will lead to the Berbice River, the interest by farmers and others to secure land there continues to be significant.Millie’s Hideout is the area in Region 10 where Police conduct constant raids as it is a haven for marijuana cultivation. This year alone, Police have unearthed and destroyed thousands of marijuana plants on large acreage in that area.According to Gordon, Government had given the region $13 million, which was supposed to complete some two miles of road; however, they were able to complete nine miles instead, and is determined that the project which was originally pegged at $300 million can be completed for one-fifth of that amount.Gordon said that some 628 persons have applied for land at the area, noting that the interest in farming continues to increase, and stressed that the public is becoming aware that agriculture is critically important to Guyana.He disclosed that from the 628 applications, the Region has some 21,000 acres of land that will be distributed among the applicants. He added that the region is awaiting the green light from Guyana Lands and Survey Commission before the applications are processed.The REO stressed that the greatest challenge facing the Region Ten administration in its distribution is that the Lands and Survey Commission is not moving as fast as they expected them to move, noting that its slowing the process.REO Gordon declared that the lands that the Region intends to distribute are for serious farmers, warning that the monitoring and evaluation process would be rigged so as to ensure that those who are genuine about farming can benefit.In June, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo called on President David Granger to answer for a massive distribution of prime State lands to certain employees of the Ministry of the Presidency, as well as to cronies in the PNC-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) fraction of the coalition Government and officials of the States Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), which were supposed to recover State assets.Meanwhile, the Opposition Leader said its quite worrying since a top-ranking official of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) also received land. That land is located at Millie’s Hideout in Linden.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_img…disciplinary actions not ruled out – HarmonShould the allegation prove true after thorough investigation — that Permanent Secretary Vibert Welch of the Education Ministry had used public funds to build at his private residence a guard hut which cost more than $500,000 to construct — he could find himself seriously immersed in proverbial hot water.Minister of State Joseph Harmon, responding on Friday to queries on the issue, said the matter had come to his attention, and he had sought and received an explanation from the Public Service Ministry.He said Government has steadfastly advocated cost-cutting, and that each public official needed to ensure that the dollars allocated by the state under his/her charge should be made to “go as long as they can”.“All employees of the state in the public sector… are required to act in accordance with the law. And anybody, once they step outside of that (obligation), they are exposing themselves to be sanctioned or disciplined,” Harmon told reporters.Harmon said once an investigation is done and due process is followed, “then any person within the state sector that acts outside the law will be subject to discipline.”The story was broken earlier this week in another section of the media that more than half a million dollars had been expended by the Education Ministry (MoE) to construct a guard hut at Welch’s Bent Street, Georgetown residence. The report stated that the structure is approximately five feet in width, five feet in length, and about eight feet in height. It already has all its electrical components in place, and judging from its appearance, it had recently been painted. According to the report, the contract was awarded to Linden Ogle, listed among the contractors who had submitted proposals for the construction of the hut.The MoE is also reportedly paying $20,000 per month to rent a toilet for the security guards.The report has said that Welch has since distanced himself from the project, declaring that he had played no part in awarding the contract or formulating the methodology that was used to arrive at its seemingly exorbitant price. Welch said that all he did was to sign off on the documents after the relevant technical persons, including the engineer and the Chief Works Officer, would have given their approval.PS Welch has explained that his signature of approval was needed, since he is the accounting officer, and all disbursements of funds have to be approved by him.This project was reportedly endorsed by PS of the Department of Public Service, Reginald Brotherson, four days ago.Meanwhile, Welch is embroiled in another guard hut scandal which reportedly cost $1 million. This hut was allegedly built while he was serving as PS for the Indigenous Peoples Affairs Ministry.last_img read more

11 01 20
first_img“People talk about giving 110percent, which is impossible, the most you can give is 100 percent. Jorge had always been a 99-percent guy, and he’s found that last one percent through his mom. You can’t ask any more of him. “He’s having a tremendous season. He’s making a positive out of a negative.” That negative seemingly came out of nowhere. Jorge had just returned to San Diego shortly after last season ended and thought he was taking his mom for a routine check-up. “They were just running some tests, and all the sudden one test led to another test and at the end of the day she had to get something taken out and it happened to be a tumor,” Jorge said. “They were telling me to sign papers since she was asleep for the procedure. I was the only one there and didn’t know what to do. “When they said they thought it was cancer, that was pretty rough. Just hearing that, being the first person to know that your mother has cancer, hearing it straight from the doctor, it was more shock than anything. I didn’t know what to do. Obviously the tears started to run. … It was just the biggest shock of my life because my mom’s always been so outgoing and healthy.” When Jorge joined the Matadors in 2006, Mary Andrade quickly became known around Northridge as the team’s biggest cheerleader. “She’s Mrs. Optimistic,” Rousey said. “She’s so happy. She has a hug for everyone. She’s got `team mom’ written all over her.” When Jorge’s teammates heard the news of Mary’s illness, they instantly became one of the family’s biggest support groups. “They all prayed for me,” Mary said. “They’re so caring. That’s the most beautiful thing, everyone’s been so supportive. I can never thank them enough. The way they’ve been there and helped my son get through this, I’ll never forget that.” Convincing Jorge to remain a part of the Matadors was Mary’s job, though. “We’ve always been a very close family,” she said. “Jorge didn’t want to leave me. He didn’t want to go to school this year. I told him: `Don’t worry about it. This is your last year of college. Go study and go play ball, it’s what you’ve always dreamed of.’ “For as long as I can remember, he’s always loved baseball so much. He used to sleep with his bat when he was a kid, we’d hear him talking to it. Him and his dad would play so long outside, practicing his hitting, they didn’t even want to come in for dinner.” His parents spent so much time attending Jorge’s sporting events – he also played football and soccer through high school – that friends would joke that was all the family knew how to do. When younger brother Michael, who is a sophomore in high school, started having games that conflicted with Jorge’s, the parents would split up and make sure each son had someone to root them on, but Mary was usually the one at Jorge’s games. Jorge said he can’t recall playing a game without his mom being there – until this season. Mary was unable to attend games the first two months of the season. She finished her last round of chemotherapy in late March and was back in the stands for Northridge’s conference-opening series against Cal State Fullerton. “It was hard,” Jorge said. “Ever since I can remember, T-ball, Little League, anything, she always went to every single game. Even when I was at Clemson, she flew out to South Carolina. Like I said, I’m a mama’s boy. I was used to seeing her face in the stands. It was just one of those things, you look in the crowd and right away you find your mom. That’s how it was. Then, the beginning of this season it was so weird looking up in the crowd and knowing she wasn’t there. “When she came back, it was just an amazing feeling to look up and see my mom and dad sitting together. It’s one of those things you usually take for granted.” Although his mother’s illness has altered Andrade’s perspective, he said it doesn’t take any of the sting out of a Matadors season that features more than twice as many losses as wins. “I hate losing with a passion,” said Andrade, who is described by his teammates as an intense leader who never runs out of words of encouragement. “Any type of competitor doesn’t want to have that happen, all the losses we’ve had, but what I try to do now is I try to not let it eat me up so much. Obviously I’m hurt after every single loss, but once it’s family time, it’s family time. “I try not to let that interfere with my family. If I want to think about the game more, I wait until after dinner with them and wait until I’m back at my apartment by myself.” Andrade vows he will play baseball beyond college, but he tries not to think about the upcoming MLB draft. For now, he’s happier thinking about times like today, when his family will all be together. And as for the tough times, the family said their religious beliefs help get them through. “There’s nothing we can’t handle,” Mary said. “We keep the faith. God will help us be strong. We’ve just got to enjoy our days, we never know when it will be our last one. “It’s been a hard year in a way, but it’s made us stronger. When you have the faith, nothing is impossible. You’ve got to be positive. When things like this happen, you get that extra strength.” Mary has another checkup soon, but said she is feeling better. “So far, so good,” Jorge said. “She’s a fighter. She’s tough, that’s where I get my strength from.” Mary said she can’t think of a better way to spend Mother’s Day than watching Jorge’s game this afternoon with Jorge Sr. and Michael by her side. “It’s been a hard year for all of us,” Mary said. “But Jorgie’s made the best of it. He’s gone through so many ups and downs. He never gives up. He works so hard. That’s what I tell him, nothing is given to you, you have to work for it. “He’s been telling me, `Mom, I’ve been working hard and it’s for you.’ I tell him, `No, do it for yourself.’ He doesn’t need to do this to make me proud, I’m already proud of him.” heather.gripp@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mary was diagnosed with colon cancer. Suddenly, playing baseball didn’t seem so important to Jorge, who had transferred to Cal State Northridge for his junior season. But Mary didn’t want to see her oldest son give up playing the sport he loved, so he found a way to combine his two loves. Jorge decided he’d dedicate this season to his mother, trying to make her proud and give her something positive to think about. He has succeeded, becoming a bright spot in an otherwise bleak Northridge season. Andrade entered this weekend’s series against UC Riverside leading the Big West Conference with a .397 batting average. The senior first baseman also ranks among the conference’s top 10 in several other offensive categories, including RBIs, slugging percentage, doubles and triples. “You’ve never seen a guy play harder than Jorge,” Matadors coach Steve Rousey said. “He gives it all he’s got all the time. The situation with his mom, it’s fueled his performance. It’s hastened his focus. He wants to do good for his mom. he first time Mary Andrade went to South Carolina to visit her son at Clemson, strangers greeted her by name as she shopped in town. It wasn’t just that her son, Jorge Jr., bore a strong resemblance to her, but that he frequently spoke of her and their close bond. “I’m a total mama’s boy,” Jorge said. So it was no surprise that when his mom needed a ride to a doctor’s appointment last summer, Jorge was the one who volunteered to take her. By the time he returned to their San Diego home, his life was forever changed. last_img
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first_imgManagement at Kelly’s Centra have expressed their delight at being shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Zero Project’ award which recognises businesses for providing people with disabilities with employment. The hugely popular businesses was nominated for the project back in June, but have now been formally shortlisted.Manager of Kelly’s Centra, Mairtin Kelly expressed his delight, and stated that the company would continue to dedicate themselves to create job opportunities for those with disabilities. Kelly told Donegal Daily, “We’re delighted our store complex was nominated for this prestigious World wide award by James McClean, a community Activist from Letterkenny specializing in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in everyday life.“In line with the guidelines outlined in the UNCRPD (The United Nations Convention on Rights for People with Disabilities) of which he worked on the formulation of in New York.“Kelly’s was nominated as they have consistently shown an openness and encouragement to people with disabilities to become part of Kelly’s diverse workforce, they also try to make people with disabilities and their families welcome as customers in their complex as well.”About the Zero Project: The Zero Project has completed the nomination process for Innovative Practices and Policies in the field of employment, work and vocational education and training. It has received 213 nominations for Innovative Practices and 47 for Innovative Policies from more than 70 countries in the worldVienna/Geneva 12th July 2016: The Zero Project researches the status of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) around the world and, this year, is focusing on employment, work and vocational education and training.The nomination process started in May 2016 and the Call for Nominations of Innovative Practices, as well as Innovative Policies, closed at the end of June. The process of carefully screening, shortlisting, voting on, and finally selecting the Innovative Practices and Policies 2017 of the Zero Project has now already begun.The Zero Project received an astounding 260 Nominations from 77 countries. What this demonstrates is a global movement of practitioners advancing opportunities in employment, work and vocational education and training “on the ground,” supporting persons with all kinds of disabilities in all contexts.The overall aim is to award a total of around 50 Innovative Practices and 10 Innovative Policies at the next Zero Project Conference in February 2017 at the UN Vienna. Delight as Kelly’s Centra shortlisted for disability employment award was last modified: September 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:awardDisabilityKelly’s CentranewsShortlistedlast_img read more

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first_imgIT WAS away day joy in the 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League as Cockhill Celtic, Fanad United and Finn Harps Reserves all won away from home on Sunday.Cockhill Celtic moved five points clear at the top of the table with a 3-0 win at Bonagee while Fanad are into second following a 3-2 win over Derry City Reserves and new club Finn Harps Reserves recorded their first win since their return to the USL, defeating Swilly Rovers 3-2 in Ramelton.Bonagee United 0 Cockhill Celtic 3 A DEADLY FIRST-HALF performance saw champions Cockhill Celtic defeat Bonagee United and open up a five-point gap at the top of the 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League.Mark Moran, Jason Breslin and Ronan ‘Ollie’ Doherty netted as Gavin Cullen’s side again proved a class apart.They did all of the damage here in the first half and eased off in a goalless second period.The resistance was broken in the 29th minute by Moran, who fired in his sixth of the season after Gareth Wade, the Bonagee goalkeeper, saved from Peter Doherty’s header.The visitors doubled the lead in the ten minutes later as Breslin converted at the back post after connecting to Gerry Gill’s free-kick. With Wade on his goal-line, Breslin made no mistake with a crisp finish.Breslin’s brother, Gareth, is a member of the Bonagee squad, but was absent from this one as he is in Vienna, where he watched the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier win over Austria last night.Bonagee weren’t obliging opponents, but Cockhill proved too slick and the ruthless edge in their attack was evident again as they put the Dry Arch men to the sword.Right on the stroke of half-time, with two minutes played in added-on time, Doherty hammered past Wade from the left-hand edge of the penalty area, powering home in style to make it 3-0.Doherty’s strike put the game beyond Bonagee’s reach.The home side hadn’t been without their moments and just before Doherty’s goal Bonagee’s Dean Larkin clipped the crossbar after combining with Aidan McLaughlin on the edge of the box, his wonderful turn-and-shot deserving a goal, but denied by the frame.Bonagee began brightly and Aidan McCauley saw a ferocious effort deflect wide of Harry Doherty’s net in the second minute after Chris Moran and Noel Doherty combined to create the opeCockhill soon warmed to their task and when Moran fired in the opener on the half-hour, there was a feeling of inevitability around it.A well-worked free by Gerry Gill, down the channel to Moran drew a brilliant save from Wade, while Gill himself shot over from close-range after a dangerous cross by Jimmy Bradley.Gerard McLaughlin and Doherty went close before Moran broke the deadlock.Larkin was twice denied by Harry Doherty, the Cockhill ‘keeper, at the outset of the second half, but Cockhill never seemed as if they’d be caught.Bonagee United: Gareth Wade; Evan McCroary, Darren Hunter, Darek Frankowski, Taylor Russell (Ryan McGarvey 80); Noel Doherty (Kennedy Boachie-Ansah half-time), Chris Moran, Dean Larkin, Francesco Crisci; Aidan McLaughlin, Aidan McCauley.Cockhill Celtic: Harry Doherty; Paul McDermott, Peter Doherty, Oisin McColgan (William O’Connor 16), Jason Breslin; Mark Moran (Daniel Martin Doherty 80), Gerry Gill, Ryan Varma, Jimmy Bradley, Ronan Doherty; Gerard McLaughlin (Paul McKinney 72).Referee: Marty McGarrigle.Cockhill Celtic beat Bonagee today.Bonagee Utd who were beaten by Cockhill today.Derry City Reserves 2 Fanad United 3MATTHEW CROSSAN scored the winner against his former club as Fanad United defeated Derry City Reserves at Templemore.Arthur Lynch’s Fanad now move above Bonagee and into second spot in the table following this hard-earned win.Killian Gallagher put Fanad in front in the second minute beating the offside trap to finish past Doherty.Derry were level on 40 minutes when Adrian Delap finished into the bottom corner after great combination play with Sean McBride down the right wing.The visitors went ahead for a second time on 43 minutes through Keelin McElwaine but within a minute Derry were back on level terms, Cathal Farren converting an Adrian Delap cross to score his tenth goal of the season.The winning goal came ten minutes from time. Crossan capitalised on a defensive mistake to beat Dylan Doherty at the second attempt after his initial effort came back off the post.Derry drop to fourth in the table and are seven points behind leaders Cockhill Celtic.Derry City Reserves: Dylan Doherty, Paul Doherty, Jack Blake, Sam Todd, Adrian Delap, Matty Doherty, Dean Power, Shane McNamee, Sean Toland, Sean McBride, Cathal Farren. Subs used: Stephen Duffy, Matt Doherty, Lee McColgan.Fanad United: Shane Graham; Oisin Langan, Shaun McElwaine, Seamus ‘Coshia’ Friel, Conor Blaney; Davitt Walsh, Matthew Crossan, Daire McDaid, Marty McAteer; Killian Gallagher, Keelin McElwaine. Subs used: Eoghan Rafferty, John McGarvey.Swilly Rovers 2 Finn Harps Reserves 3AARON McCready struck a late winner as Finn Harps Reserves got their first win since their return to the ranks of the USL. McCready scored twice and Gareth Doherty was also on the mark for Joe Boyle’s team while Damien Friel and Laurence Toland netted for Swilly.(No report submitted for this game). RESULTSBonagee United 0 Cockhill Celtic 3Derry City Reserves 2 Fanad United 3Swilly Rovees 2 Finn Harps Reserves 3FIXTURESFour Lanterns Ulster Senior LeagueThursday, November 17, 7.30pmFinn Harps Reserves v Letterkenny RoversSunday, November 20, 2pmDerry City Reserves v Swilly RoversFanad United v Bonagee United TOP GOALSCORERS (League only)Cathal Farren (Derry City Reserves) 6Mark Moran (Cockhill Celtic) 5Aidan McLaughlin (Bonagee United) 3Gerard McLaughlin (Cockhill Celtic) 3Max Karner (Derry City Reserves) 3Darren McElwaine (Letterkenny Rovers) 3DELEGATE MEETINGA DELEGATE meeting for Ulster Senior League clubs will be held on Monday, November 14, in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, at 8pm. All clubs are asked to be represented.NOTESCLUBS are reminded to submit their weekly reports and club news to the Ulster Senior League PRO, Chris McNulty, at chrismcnulty86@gmail.comUSL: Wins for Cockhill, Fanad and Harps Reserves was last modified: November 13th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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first_imgHUNDREDS of Westlife fans who couldn’t get tickets for Croke Park had their heartache eased at Century Cinemas in Letterkenny tonight – watching a live broadcast from Dublin.Three screens at the cinema complex were sold out for the special broadcast.And there was hardly a dry eye in the house as the boy band pulled the shutters down on a 15-year career.  CENTURY CINEMAS PACKED OUT WITH WESTLIFE FANS was last modified: June 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CENTURY CINEMAS PACKED OUT WITH WESTLIFE FANSlast_img read more