“They have sent us work to do at home, with nutritional guidelines and advice at the level of physiotherapy, in case we feel discomfort, we already suffered or appear during this time, to try to minimize all those pains. The work is not comparable to what we do in the field. More in the case of my position, no matter how much I do aerobic or anaerobic, at home, of strength, the first day I arrive and throw myself 80 times on the ground I will have my hips destroyed. But it is something we have. We have been sent a job to minimize these losses as much as possible and, personally, I do an extra job that can be done in this quarantine at the level of mobility, flexibility, stretching … Conditioners that, day by day, do not you can because you don’t have that time. “Methodology“The work they send us is sent to us every week with a series of guidelines. Obviously the goal is not going to be to improve. You can never improve at home as you do on the field, especially with conditions, at the ball level. The objective of this work is to lose as little as possible. Or create a base that does not get lost when we can resume training, competitions. In quarantine, it is possible to work things that cannot be worked on a day-to-day basis due to the time limit, which I mentioned before. Mobility, flexibility, resting muscles … Goalkeepers suffer a lot of impact on the joints, the shoulders suffer a lot in falls. These physical condition bases are the ones that are setting us to lose as little as possible. The dose of daily training makes me not go crazy“ Will the competitions end?“Everyone’s general opinion is that we want to end, compete all we have left to play. Of course prioritizing the health of players and all the people around above everything. “’Professor Ortega’ method, what it is, dynamic work“Personally, the issue of the physical training of the goalkeepers goes further. And I am not with them daily. But Atlético is one of the five best teams in the world and physical training is maximum. It works very well, or they have instilled it in us. Prof places great emphasis on coordination, strength and endurance work. The data on the kilometers traveled by Atlético’s players in games surpasses any team in the world. ” “He Prof values strength because in the end soccer is a contact sport and there are struggles, collisions, rifirrafes, grabs and it is important to have that strength to emerge victorious when you go to crash. It requires not only on a physical level also to have that spark when making decisions quickly, mentally. ““Throughout the Red and White Academy several premises. The first: that the effort is not negotiated. That is to say that you have to run. Without the ball you have to squeeze.”Nutrition“We at Atleti B have a nutritionist who at work level, we have to weigh ourselves every day when we arrive so that Iñaki can take us that weekly weight control, if anyone has to go up or if he has gone up, why … Once a week we have to make the folds: they put caps on us that we cannot overcome since they understand that it is the maximum percentage of fat to render one hundred percent. They provide us with recuperators, proteins, amino acids to train … I take a protein shake after strength training. ““My diet? Eat healthy and varied with a high protein index. At the end of the day if the workouts have been more demanding than normal, or I am more fatigued, I have the amino acids that I take before going to bed to recover faster while I sleep. “Goalkeepers physical preparation, how to work“The goalkeeper position is very different from that of other field players and our physical training is more special, very, very complete. Strength is essential, we expose ourselves that at each exit, air ball, exit with the feet, they will collide us. Another that is, the reaction speed in one-on-one, shots at close range, makes decisions … Also very short action resistance. The actions of a goalkeeper in a game last few seconds““We do strength work prior to training, to improve specifically for a goalkeeper or another, and then on the field, work already focused on technique, what you want to work on, air, feet …”. When three weeks of the stoppage in the Atlético training sessions are completed due to the state of alarm declared by the Government of Spain due to the coronavirus crisis, Diego Conde (21 years old), goalkeeper of Atlético B and regular in first team training, discovers in an interview of more than half an hour with Cristobal Sports Trainning On Instagram (@c_sports_trainning) the rojiblanco club’s working methods during this confinement which will last, at least, until next April 26. Social networks since the date that Atlético suspended its sessions a few days, as soon as they returned from Liverpool, already because of the Covid-19, have been filled with the Atletico footballers doing exercises of all kinds, weights, exercise bike, treadmill, indoors, outdoors, your telecommute stipulate two daily workouts under the supervision of Prof Ortega and the doctor, Dr. Óscar Celada: one is in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Simeone, in addition, gives tactical talks to its players divided by demarcations, with specific videos made together with scouting Xabi Ruiz. Goalkeepers, such as Adán or Oblak, depend on the supervision of Pablo Vercellone, the Atletico coach. Conde, who shares methodology with B, would enter this section. Work at home
… says One Laptop Per Teacher limits ICT coverageThen President Bharrat Jagdeo presenting a laptop to students of the Abrams Zuil Secondary School, at the launch of the One Laptop Per Family initiative in January 2011Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo has taken to task the A Partnership For National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration over the dismantling of the One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) initiative and replacing it with the One Laptop Per Teacher (OLPT) programme recently launched by President David Granger, saying that it will defeat the aim of bringing all Guyanese into the Information Communications Technology loop.Jagdeo while responding to an address to parliamentarians by President Granger during Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly told a news conference on Thursday that with the new initiative that was launched on October 5, 2016 to mark World Teacher’s Day, will disenfranchise many households, while others could potentially benefit from multiple computers.Jagdeo, while acknowledging that there were some problems with the OLPF initiative, including instances where computers ended up in the hands of those who should not have benefitted, said that the programme would have provided a wider ICT coverage in the country.President David Granger launches One Laptop Per Teacher initiative on World Teacher’s Day, October 5, 2016He explained that the idea was to ensure that at least 100,000 poor families receive a computer, including families of teachers.The former president, the brainchild behind the OLPF initiative which was launched back in 2011, said with the OLPT the access will be limited to a few households.“If you have three teachers from a single household, you will have three computers in one household but you would not have in another household that doesn’t have a teacher, but if every family got a computer, then every member of that family including the teacher would have had access to it,” Jagdeo explained.The Opposition Leader also explained that the OLPF initiative also catered for at least 100 Amerindian communities having access to computers and internet service as part of bridging the digital divide between the coastland and the hinterland, but expressed dissatisfaction that under the current dispensation this would not be possible.“2000 of the 100,000 (laptops) should have gone to 100 Amerindian villages that we prepared already the hubs for, etc, they are not getting those anymore,” Jagdeo said.President Granger during his address, boasted that his government’s e-governance programme will eventually network all government agencies and facilitate efficient data-sharing between government agencies, with internet connectivity of government buildings be extended.“Every government building – including airports, hospitals, markets, police stations, post offices and schools – will have access to the internet in coming years,” Granger told Government parliamentarians after an Opposition boycott of the speech.But Jagdeo said that Granger’s pronouncement has no newness since already the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government was doing just that before it lost last year’s national elections, pointing to a programme with a Chinese technology company which was being rolled out.“The US$30 million project with Huawei was to do a number of things, including connecting every government office. So when he (President Granger) says this about connecting post office and schools, hospitals, etc, that was a part of our project, it’s nothing new,” Jagdeo stated.Jagdeo said the President’s talk about ICT development in Guyana were not based on his personal knowledge but rather, he was just reading a speech given to him, totally oblivious of the fact that his so-called announcements were not new.“When he comes and talk about ICT development, he is just repeating few of the PPP plans without having the comprehensive knowledge,” the former President stated. Jagdeo also accused the coalition government of taking a PPP/C-drafted bill to liberalise the local telecommunications sector to Parliament and had it passed as though it was the work of the coalition government.
Dr. Ophelia Weeks (left), who was installed as president the 14th of UL, was reminded by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that the institution is meant to exhibit high academic standardsFendall to be named the ‘Mary Antoinette Brown Sherman Campus’By Hannah N. GeterminahPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reminded University of Liberia’s incoming president, Ophelia Inez Weeks, Ph.D., not to forget that, among other goals, the UL was established to become a “center of learning with high academic standards in the pursuit, promotion and dissemination of knowledge.”Speaking after the inauguration of the second female president at the university’s Fendell campus yesterday, she said the UL was meant to provide practical knowledge that can be immediately useful to the economic, social and cultural development needs of the country.She said from the time the Liberia College was chartered by the National Legislature just four years after the founding “of our country as the first independent Republic of Africa, and from the time in 1862 when Liberia College opened as the oldest institution of higher learning in West Africa, there have been several leaders whose legacies must inspire you.”Those leaders, President Sirleaf said, included President Joseph Jenkins Roberts and Dr. Edward Wilmot Blyden. “Dr. Weeks, you readily have on hand those of your father, Dr. Rochefort L. Weeks, Dr. Mary Antoinette Brown Sherman, and Dr. Emmet A. Dennis,” she noted.She challenged Dr. Weeks to be bold in measures that will aim at academic excellence. “Dr. Weeks, you have dreamed big and those dreams have come through,” she said.Recounting the difficult road the UL has traveled so far, President Sirleaf said she was exceedingly glad to be at another very important convocation, reflecting that nine years ago she inaugurated Dr. Emmet Dennis as president of the university.“At that time in 2008, the university was not so famous and for all the wrong reasons in the aftermath of more than 14 years of war,” she added.“On the campuses were visible signs of the destruction of physical plants and academic support units. The human capital of the University had depleted to the extent that the academic profile dropped to a very low ebb,” she said.President Sirleaf said “As we struggled with corruption in public service, the University displayed shameless descent in human values of civility and integrity. Stories were prevalent of unqualified young people being admitted as students and unscrupulous individuals wearing academic regalia and awarding undeserving grades to students through fraudulent means.”She noted that student riots and faculty protests were frequent and unpredictable. She acknowledged that “there was also very low budgetary support. Yet, Dr. Dennis accepted to take on the unenviable task of uncertainty and multiple challenges, leaving his life of comfortable retirement from a successful and proud career at Rutgers University in the United States to serve his nation, particularly to help mend the war-broken youth of our country and give them hope in the rebirth of our nation,” she said.President Sirleaf noted that Dr. Dennis set off with a clear vision focusing on four pillars: restoring integrity and civility, faculty and staff development, curricular transformation and restoration of libraries and laboratories and developing an IT infrastructure, including digitization of student records.In doing so, she said the University established external institutional collaborations as a means of complementing the government’s support for the development of academic programs and infrastructure.President Sirleaf added that as a sign of the government’s commitment to making good on its responsibility to the national flagship university, “we gradually increased budgetary support from US$1m in 2006 to a peak of US$14m by FY2013, or 1400 per cent. We are proud that FY 17/18 budget is over US$16m, despite the other crushing demands, particularly to improve the quality of education at the lower levels.”She said the serious economic downturn and other challenges of the past few years did not spare the University, but “We marvel at the progress that has been made as manifested more vividly by the calm, regularity and predictability of campus life among students and among faculty members, and above all, the progress in integrity, civility and academic capacity and growth.President Sirleaf recalled that Dr. Weeks grew up on the Capitol Hill Campus–in the famous Richardson Cottage–where her father, Dr. Rocheforte L. Weeks lived and worked from 1959 to 1971 as the 3rd president and first Liberian president of the University.She also recalled that Dr. Weeks is taking this mantle as the second woman to rise to this position. “In 1978, Dr. Mary Antoinette Hope Grimes Brown Sherman made history when she was the first woman to be inaugurated as President of the University of Liberia and the first woman to be President/Vice Chancellor/Head of a major institution of higher learning in Africa.“Mary Antoinette was a trail blazer, a great woman of courage, knowledge and purpose. Her origins were of humble Vai motherhood and a father from a background privilege. Yet she chose academia beginning in 1950 as a teaching staff in the Teachers College, rising to the Presidency that ended in 1984 when she refused to accept the interference of the then military government in the academic life and running of the University.”President Sirleaf as a result reiterated that Fendell Campus of the University of Liberia be named the Mary Antoinette Brown Sherman Campus, a decision that “I ask you, President Weeks, to formalize at the earliest.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Facilitators and participants at the ECREEE workshopThe Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) on Tuesday, concluded a two-day workshop intended to familiarize environmental stakeholders in Liberia, especially the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on the understandings of the Grid Emission Factor (GEF) and Standard Baseline (SB) Calculation.Having the grid emission factor is a prior requirement to determine the emission reductions achieved by a proposed low emissions project connected to the national grid system, while the Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) introduced the SB’s concept in 2010/2011, with the aim to reduce transaction costs for project developers. But Liberia is yet to achieve any of these concepts so far.This is why the workshop, held in collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Regional Collaboration Center (RCC), was convened in the country.GEF is the measure of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions intensity per unit of electricity generation in a given grid system.UNFCCC Focal Person, Benjamin S. Karmorh, informed participants that the training is designed to assist local stakeholders in the calculation of the Grid Emission Factor of the national electricity grid, using real data provided by official sources.Karmorh urged them to provide data from their respective institutions so that Liberia can be elevated from the bottom to a middle income country.He at the same time lauded ECREEE and UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Center for building the capacities of representatives of relevant ministries and organizations that have potential roles to play in the development of the grid emission factor and the SB in the country.Mr. Karmorh (immediate right) and other facilitators at the eventECREEE Program Officer, Adeola Adebiyi, said the main objective of the workshop was to familiarize key stakeholders on the process of calculating the grid emission factor and a standardized baseline for the energy sector.Madam Adebiyi said that the two concepts help countries to determine the emission reductions achieved by new low emissions projects connected to the grid.She said both concepts are also crucial for the overall implementation of National Determined Contributions (NDC) that have been submitted by Liberia to the UNFCCC.According to her, while most ECOWAS countries have gone through the process of developing the GEF and SB, Liberia is still to fully complete the process since it was introduced in 2014.“So the workshop aims to fast-track the process so that you are not left behind,” Adebiyi told participants.She then lauded UNFCCC/ RCC in Lomé, Togo, for its technical contributions, and thanked the EPA for co-organizing the workshop.EPA Executive Director, Nathaniel T. Blama, Sr. said that representatives from the various ministries and agencies and those from some private institutions will be provided with requisite skills and techniques on how to calculate emission.Blama challenged participants to take the training seriously, because information that would be generated would fit in the country’s data base, and would inform the country’s reporting process.He said that it took his administration two months to ratify the Paris Agreement after it had gathered dust at the Legislature for two years.Liberia joined the UNFCCC in 2002, and has since been an active member.Participants lauded facilitators and ECREEE for the opportunity and promised that they will make use of the training.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) is calling for armed security at schools to ensure that its members are protected against the criminals that seek to rob or harm them, as well as from unruly parents and students.General Secretary of the GTU, Coretta McDonald, on Thursday, told Guyana Times that the welfare of teachers in Guyana needs to be taken seriously by the Education Ministry and this includes the matter of their security in and out of the classrooms.“Security is a big thing in our schools. Our teachers suffer and our children suffer at times when we are too slow to react. We need to focus on the security of teachers too, not only catering for criminal events, but also for unruly parents and students and even unwanted guests who may want to harm or rob them in and around the school premises,” she stated.GTU’s General Secretary Coretta McDonaldShe explained that there have been too many situations lately where teachers and head teachers have been robbed and assaulted and that one of the surest ways to curb this growing trend is to ensure that more suitable individuals are contracted as security personnel at schools. These security guards should also be armed, the GTU General Secretary noted.According to the GTU General Secretary, the need for armed security at schools is growing and while patrols conducted by the Guyana Police Force are welcomed, this will not ensure the safety of teachers since persons who intend to harm them will simply wait until the Police have left before they act.McDonald highlighted the fact that many of the schools in Guyana do not have security officers during the day and for those schools which have security services, most of the guards are not suitable or “able-bodied”. This, she added, is as a result of the compensation package being offered to persons who accept such jobs.“We cannot get the people that we want to do the job because of the compensation that is offered to persons who may be interested in doing these jobs. Some of the folks at the schools are really old, some cannot see or hear properly. I am not discriminating, I am just saying that they may not be suitable for such jobs because physically they may not be able to do as much as one would expect,” she stated.The GTU official is urging that the Education Ministry review and revamp the policies that it has in place in relation to contracting guard services for schools.McDonald further explained that the Ministry must demand that the security services, which it has contracted to serve at its schools, send more professional guards and preferably ones that are armed so that teachers and students will feel and be much safer in and around their environments.She added too that given the current trend of crimes and assaults occurring in and around schools throughout the country, unless something is done to immediately address the issue, teachers will want to select where they teach and accept transfers easily. (Kristen Macklingam)
Camille’s Academy in collaboration with Action Invest Caribbean Incorporated, on Saturday hosted its inaugural fitness expo and health fair event, with the sole aim of fostering both physical and mental fitness among students so as to boost academic achievements.Managing Director of Camille’s Academy, Camille DeokieSome of the items on display at the fitness expoBeing the first of its kind, the event saw the attendance of members from the Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (GABBFF), Soca sensation and fitness instructor, Vanilla among other persons.Representative and business coach of Action Invest, Keon Smith in speaking with Guyana Times, expounded that the partnership event takes on a more fun-oriented approach towards education and the schooling environment, but at the same time teaches students the importance of physical health.“What we’ve decided to do is to build a holistic schooling environment for the young and the future leaders of Guyana. This fitness expo is one of the first and its gonna be an annual event that we’re gonna use to showcase not only the fitness aspect of the students but also on display [are] their academic achievements…and is looking to create different ways to make education fun,” Smith asserted.Meanwhile, Managing Director of the institution, Camille Deokie in brief comments on the event, posited that improvements to oneself begin with a healthy lifestyle, and this is the backdrop for which the event is hosted.“A lot of studies would’ve revealed that once kids live healthier they will be smarter, so for me, directly and indirectly, will improve lives…it will even impact of academic results and people’s lifestyles in general and all the ambassadors today is basically with one mindset and that is if we really want to improve our results we have to go healthier” the Director asserted.Parents and students came out in numbers at the event, to enjoy organised activities including an official marching exercise, an award ceremony, a fitness competition which is built around the normal exercises covered in the subject of physical education (PE), all of which complemented the items on exhibition at the booths in the areas of cohesion, environmental health as well as tourism.
1 Manchester United welcome Cambridge United to Old Trafford this evening and Louis van Gaal will be keen for his side to progress to the next round of the FA Cup, at the second time of asking.With Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and Southampton having already crashed out of the tournament, Van Gaal should see the FA Cup as the ideal opportunity to land his first piece of silverware in English football.The Dutchman could ring the changes for the game, but he will also be wary of the League Two opponents, especially given United’s humiliating Capital One Cup exit to MK Dons earlier this season.Preston North End or Sheffield United await the winners of the tie, but will Juan Mata return to the starting XI and can Adnan Januzaj continue to repay his managers’ faith? talkSPORT takes a look…Possible Man United line-up against Cambridge? 1 Manchester United welcome Cambridge United to Old Trafford this evening and Louis van Gaal will be keen for his side to progress to the next round of the FA Cup, at the second time of asking. GoalkeeperVictor Valdes was lauded for his pre-game team talk prior to his Manchester United U21 side debut a week ago, and this fixture appears ideal for the experienced Spaniard to make his senior bow.DefendersVan Gaal opted to play the 4-4-2 diamond against Leicester on the weekend, and United benefited at both ends of the pitch.It is expected that the Dutchman will make a couple changes at the back, with Chris Smalling and Rafael in line for a recall after a spell on the sidelines.MidfieldWith Michael Carrick out injured, Daley Blind certainly seems to be first choice in defensive midfield. However, van Gaal could give Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera the chance to stake their claim for a regular first-team slot – both of whom haven’t played too many games in recent weeks.Adnan Januzaj impressed against Leicester with an energetic and confident display and the Belgian should be given the opportunity to continue his run in the team.AttackingThe United boss certainly has a host of options up front, especially after under-fire strikers Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao bagged a goal apiece on the weekend.Falcao’s movement, in particular, was impressive and the Colombian, who has been under pressure in recent weeks, could retain his place.Van Gaal could also use the fixture to recall Spaniard Mata to the first XI, while James Wilson is in line for a start and the Englishman has impressed in cameo appearances this season – including a goal away to QPR last month.Man United fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Cambridge? Comment below…
League results – SeniorGlenfin 1-11 Four Masters 1-5Termon beat Aodh RuadhLeague results – JuniorKilcar 5-7 Naomh Mhuire 2-3Division 2 result – Ardara 4-17 Naomh Conaill 2-5 Coaching the Female Athlete WorkshopWednesday 18th April @ 7.30pm in Clanree Hotel, LetterkennyThis theory workshop is aimed at managers and coaches of female teams. It will highlight areas that should be addressed when coaching and managing female players including the psychological and physiological differences from men. It will also look at the rules of the ladies game and help coaches gain a better understanding of their role. The workshop will be delivered by the Ulster GAA Ladies Development Officer, Sheena Kelly. This workshop is FREE of charge but booking is essential as places are limited. Please text name and club to 086-1777104.All county league divisions 1, 2 and 3 get underway this weekend-Division 1 –Termon v Four MastersSt. Michael’s v St. EunansAodh Ruadh v TermonMoville v Robert EmmetsGlenfin v Four MastersDivision 2 –Milford v St. Mary’s ConvoyMalin v Mc CumhaillsArdara v Naomh ConaillDivision 3 –Bundoran v St. NaulsNaomh Bríd/Pettigo v Naomh MhuireBuncrana v Red Hugh’sTermon v CloughaneelyGaoth Dobhair v Naomh Padraig LiffordLevel 1 Ladies Coaching Course (over 2 days) on Saturday 14th April in Heeneys Inn, Ballbofey and Saturday 26th May at a central pitch location from 10am-4pm.All participants must be over 18 and completed the FUNdamentals course. Price is €50-55 depending on numbers & will confirm prior to course. Places limited so please text name and club to 086-1777104. DONEGAL LADIES GAA RESULTS, FIXTURES & NEWS was last modified: April 6th, 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:DONEGAL LADIES GAA RESULTSFIXTURES & NEWS
BY MARIE DUFFY: The Irish cancer society has today warned mobile phone users to limit their exposure to radiation by instead texting or using hand free devices.The advice comes after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) yesterday, classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, emitted by mobile phones, as ‘possibly carcinogenic’.Over the last few years, there has been mounting concern about the possibility of adverse health effects resulting from exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, such as those emitted by wireless communication devices. Over 30 experts met in Lyon, France to review previously published data on the links between cancer and mobile phone usage.The IARC states that evidence of a possible association between mobile phone usage is linked to two types of brain cancers, glioma and acoustic neuroma, but that data is inadequate to draw conclusions for other cancers.The number of mobile phone subscriptions is estimated at 5 billion globally.CANCER CHARITY WARNING OVER MOBILE PHONES was last modified: June 1st, 2011 by gregShare 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)
ANGRY residents have opposed Irish Water staff opposing “pointless” meters in Letterkenny today.Workers moved in to Ashlawn earlier today.One resident told us: “They are not listening when we tell them we don’t want meters. “This is going against previous agreements in other areas of Co Donegal.” RESIDENTS IN STAND-OFF WITH IRISH WATER WORKERS IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: January 21st, 2015 by John2Share 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:Irish Waterletterkennystand-offworkers