The coronavirus pandemic has paralyzed the sport in almost all the world and prevents the Copa del Rey final, the second leg matches of the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey from taking place on the week that begins on Monday. Champions League and Europa League, as well as the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix.The final of the Copa del ReySaturday April 18 was the date set for Athletic Club and Real Sociedad to play the Copa del Rey final at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, after previously eliminating Granada and Mirandés, respectively, in the semifinals. It is the first Cup final in history between both teams. In mid-March, the Royal Spanish Football Federation agreed with both clubs to postpone the game due to the effects of the then incipient pandemic and with the aim that when it is played it will be a party with a full stadium, something that is now impossible. On March 17, Luis Rubiales, president of the RFEF, was in favor of the Copa del Rey final “being with hobbies.” The head of the soccer body advocated trying to get Basque club fans to be present in a historic game as long as the institutions give their approval to that option. “There are no dates. It was valued on May 31. We communicated it to the Royal Household at the time, but seeing what has happened in the last days we have paralyzed any imposition of date. We have the right to put the final on a weekend I have spoken with the presidents of Athletic and Real and they will be present in the negotiations, “said Rubiales. “We want a final with fans, we want them to be there. Unless it is a legal imperative, always at the disposal of the administrations, we would do it behind closed doors. Right now there is no date. If we do not know when we are going to resume the competitions, it would be risky say date for the final. We will work with the two clubs, “added the president of the RFEF.Champions League, Europa League and Women’s EuropeanThe return matches of the Champions League and Europa League quarterfinals were also scheduled for this week, seven days after the first leg matches had been played. Both tournaments were interrupted without the round of 16 being completed. The Champions League stopped dead due to the pandemic before the last four second leg matches of the round of 16 could be played: Juventus-Lyon (0-1 in the first leg), Manchester City-Real Madrid (2-1) , Bayern-Chelsea (3-0) and Barcelona-Naples (1-1). Atalanta, Leipzig, Atlético de Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain had already achieved the quarterfinals a week earlier. The pandemic also interrupted the first leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League, in which the matches Sevilla-Rome and Inter Milan-Getafe could not be played. The return matches should have been played on March 19. This Monday a Spain-Czech Republic, corresponding to the qualification phase for the European Women’s Championship, had to be played. The national team could no longer play the previous Thursday against Moldova in Alcalá de Henares, and now they will not be able to do so either, also at home in Granada, against the Czechs. This was officially communicated by UEFA to the RFEF on March 18. Matches are postponed until later and will be played in a new FIFA window. Chinese GP and Paris e-PrixMotorsports is deprived this week of two tests, the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix and the Formula E World Championship Paris e-Prix for electric cars. The Shanghai race was the first to come off the 2020 F1 calendar. It happened on February 12. The championship then failed to even start as planned in Australia on March 15. Then the great prizes of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Canada, the Netherlands, Monaco, Spain and Vietnam were postponed. The organizers of the F1 World Cup still do not know when the contest will start or how many races it will have. His sports manager Ross Brawn said last Wednesday that the 2020 season will probably start in Europe, and possibly behind closed doors. Brawn said Formula One’s desire is to race as soon as possible, if at all to give fans some entertainment in tough times, even if it means holding some of the first big prizes without fans. DIAMOND LEAGUE, PREMIER OF KARATE IN MADRID The Diamond League of athletics was to start on Friday in Doha. The following four tests were also postponed, in China, Stockholm (May 24), Rome / Naples (May 28) and Rabat (May 31). In addition, Madrid was to host this week, between Friday and Saturday, the fifth round of the Karate Premier League, with Sandra Sánchez and Damián Quintero as great stars. The world federation (WKF) made this decision “after the resolution of the Government of Spain to apply strict measures to contain the pandemic in the country, including the current state of alarm throughout the national territory.” “The health and safety of athletes and all other participants are the top priorities of the WKF. The international governing body of karate will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the best conditions for athletes, their staff and fans,” he said. the WKF on March 16.Amstel Gold Race, World Cup Sailing, Taekwondo Pre-Olympic and Snooker World CupIn waters of Genoa (Italy), the second date of the sailing World Cup was to be held, from Tuesday to Sunday, and the Cycling Amstel Gold Race was scheduled for Sunday, a test of a UCI World Tour that was interrupted after the dispute from Paris-Nice between 8 and 14 March. This Dutch classic would this year celebrate its fifty-fifth edition with local Mathieu van der Poel as the last winner. Its organizers are still studying the possibility of it being disputed at the end of the year. “We are in contact with various stakeholders such as municipalities, partners and the UCI to discuss the matter. We also depend on external factors. We strive for a quick decision, but we hope they understand that moving such a large test is complex. We are monitoring very carefully all the developments related to the virus. Therefore, we cannot give a definitive date for our decision yet, “they say on their website. In addition, Milan was to host the qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Taekwondo Olympics on Saturday and Sunday, and on the 18th a new edition of the World Snooker was to begin at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield (United Kingdom) .
Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Austria acknowledged that part of his side’s demise was complacency, feeling that Blackwater will be easy pickings for the defending three-time all-Filipino champion.“Maybe we’re so complacent because we thought that Blackwater was easy to beat. But I keep on telling them that this is a very dangerous team. It’s our fault because we’re not able to do what we’re supposed to do. We should attribute this loss to overconfidence,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAustria was dismayed by his side’s 18 turnovers, which led to 32 turnover points for the Elite, something which he believes is the perfect encapsulation of the Beermen’s listless effort.“I told them that whatever game plan we have, whatever we achieved in the past, if we won’t put the effort, we can’t beat any team,” the three-time Coach of the Year said. View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCoach Leo Austria couldn’t help but regard San Miguel’s 96-106 defeat to Blackwater on Friday as “the worst loss” in his coaching career in the PBA.Coming in as heavy favorites, the Beermen were left in a pile of heap following a waxing hot performance from the the Elite, who went 13-of-25 from three to drop the upset axe.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. At 6-2, San Miguel is still ahead of the pack as it sits at joint first place with Magnolia and Alaska.Still, Austria knows that these last three games will be crucial if the Beermen wants to end up with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, starting in their game against the Aces next Saturday in Batangas.“The mindset is we should win in these last three games. We know what can happen and that’s why I’m putting an emphasis in our game against Alaska. That will be the most crucial point for us to get into the top two,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Ravena saves the day as NLEX downs Meralco LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award
1 Wolfsburg are set to offer Kevin De Bruyne a bumper new contract as they look to fend off interest in the playmaker.talkSPORT exclusively revealed last month that Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain had made contact with De Bruyne’s agent, Patrick De Koster, about a possible summer move.City are reportedly desperate to win the race for the 23-year-old, who has been one of the Bundesliga’s star performers since returning to Germany after a disappointing spell with Chelsea, and the deposed Premier League champions have been tipped to launch a £35million move.However, Wolfsburg do not want to lose their star man and their sporting director Klaus Allofs is due to hold talks with De Bruyne’s agent where he will put a huge new contract on the table.Wolfsburg hope that the lucrative offer, likely to be around £100,000 per week, and their qualification for the Champions League will convince the Belgian to commit his future to them. Kevin De Bruyne
Harry Redknapp believes the signings of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin can turn Manchester United into Premier League title winners.The Red Devils are expected to announce the arrivals of the midfield pair on Monday, as Louis van Gaal looks to create a squad capable of wrestling the league championship away from Chelsea.And former Tottenham and QPR manager Redknapp insists the duo will be a hit at Old Trafford.“Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin are great signings for Manchester United, and great value,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“Schweinsteiger is a player who is guaranteed to fit in and has got a great attitude.“They are two excellent signings and it really beefs up that midfield.“I can see them maybe getting back to where they’ve been for many years, challenging for the Premier League title.”
When I got a sit-down with Rudy Giuliani at his California campaign headquarters last month, I had to get the usual California questions out of the way: Early primary. Arnold’s endorsement. Immigration. More immigration.As his campaign staffer got antsy and Giuliani was pumped up on an apparent Red Bull streak, I got to squeeze in one last question: “Part of your appeal,” I asked, “has been with wooing moderate voters. What does the endorsement of Pat Robertson say about that?”“It says I can reach out to all voters,” Giuliani responded quickly.“Considering some of the controversial things he’s said, though,” I continued, “about Ariel Sharon, about gays -“ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“Remember that in getting his endorsement, I haven’t changed any position. Unlike some other candidates who have had dramatic changes in position in the last year or two, I haven’t changed any position,” Giuliani responded, taking the opportunity for the Mitt hit.“Pat endorsed me for the three reasons that are very clear and are very important. He endorsed me because he believes I’d be the strongest in dealing with the Islamic terrorist threat against America, that I would handle the War on Terror better than anyone else. He endorsed me because he thinks I’d be the best at restraining spending and lower taxes. Frankly, I’m the only one who has a record of doing that.“And, third, he felt that I would be the best in appointing judges,” Giuliani continued as I inwardly furrowed my brow. “Those are the three reasons he endorsed me. He hasn’t had to change any of his positions; I haven’t had to change any of mine. It’s a straight-out, honest assessment that in those three areas, I would be the strongest. … Because I don’t have to change my positions to get wide support. I can be myself.”But his self was standing on a stage beaming with, accepting the endorsement of, a man who’s said some pretty unsavory things in the guise of religious leadership.Giuliani is hardly singled out here: Mitt Romney had previously courted Robertson’s endorsement with appearances at Regent University, one in which he suggested that the single life was selfish. “You cross into the deep waters by marrying and raising good children,” Romney said to Regent graduates this spring. Romney got the endorsement of Catholic-bashing Bob Jones III, who as president of the school in 2000 only dropped its ban on interracial dating under heavy media scrutiny. “We have the same things we want to fight for on issue after issue, so I’m happy to have his support,” Romney said in October.Lifting the ban on interracial dating came with a caveat that parents give written consent. “When you date interracially or marry interracially, it cuts you off from people,” Jones reportedly said in March 2000.Haven’t we moved past the point of endorsements from folks like this mattering anymore?At some point, wouldn’t a candidate of character stand up and say, “Sorry, endorsement not needed”?As a registered Republican – and Catholic who hoped that following the passing of Jerry Falwell there would be a new GOP era with greater religious tolerance – the question weighed heavily on my mind after my chat with Giuliani.You’re bound to be endorsed by people with whom you disagree on some issues. But on the campaign trail, you’re known by the company you keep. Your message is either strengthened or tainted by the donations you might take. And that which may be intended to show arms-open inclusiveness may instead demonstrate a willingness to put political victory over principles.Like why would any politician accept donations from one of Sun Myung Moon’s many front groups or enterprises, considering the things he’s said about America (“Satan’s harvest”), women (“a line of prostitutes”), Jews (who, he said in 2003, brought the Holocaust upon themselves) or gays (“dirty dung-eating dogs”). The self-proclaimed messiah and convicted felon has vowed to “conquer and subjugate the world,” and in 1994 said “any politician who wants to run for president will come to me.”And he was literally crowned by some lawmakers on Capitol Hill in 2004.Religion has fast become the hot potato in Campaign 2008. But we should realize that rejecting endorsements or contributions from those who divide and offend is not discounting the right for Americans to worship as they choose. Instead, it’s about standing up for the principles of fairness, equality and respect that heretofore have made this nation truly great.Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News and blogs at insidesocal.com/friendlyfire. Write to her by e-mail her at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Sinn Féin justice spokesperson, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has said there can be no doubt left for Minister Shatter that the days of political appointments to the judiciary have to stop.The Inishowen TD was responding to news that a committee chaired by the Chief Justice has called for a change in the way judges are appointed.Last year, Deputy Mac Lochlainn published legislation to put an end to the system of political appointees being made judges in Ireland. The Reform of Judicial Appointments Procedures Bill 2013 is designed to amend the way in which the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board operates in order to increase transparency and accountability in judicial appointments.The Donegal North East TD said “Confirmation that the Judicial Appointments Review Committee has made a submission to the Department of Justice describing the system of judicial appointments in Ireland as ‘demonstrably deficient’ is another nail in the coffin of political appointments to the judiciary.“I welcome that the committee has said that ‘the principle of appointing a judge by merit should be established in legislation’ as I have published legislation last year to do just that. The Judicial Appointments Review Committee also have said today ‘As a matter of principle, political allegiance should have no bearing on appointments to judicial office’.He added that the appointments process needs drastic reform and public confidence in the justice system is contingent on a judiciary which is free from political control or political or other bias. “It is essential that there is an independent and impartial judiciary which is representative of the community it serves.“A truly representative judiciary would enhance confidence in the justice system. It would also promote the development of a non-partisan judiciary, and thereby further promote a culture of judicial independence. Future judicial appointments should be drawn from a wider pool of qualified candidates that is fully representative of the community in order to eradicate the corrosive and unaccountable system of patronage previously in operation.”POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS TO JUDICIARY MUST STOP – MacLOCHLAINN was last modified: January 31st, 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:appointmentsjudiciaryPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINN
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Seeing people like Whittier resident Susan Spongberg – all decked out in Christmas-themed clothes, ornaments dangling from her ears, sleighbells hanging around her neck – may make some people feel woefully inadequate in the holiday “spirit” department. Have we come to equate the holiday spirit, as some suggest, with a competition for who can put the most lights up on their house or affix the most Christmas symbols to one’s body? Is it about giving the most generous gifts? What does having the the holiday spirit really mean to people in today’s hectic world? An unscientific, anecdotal survey of local residents suggests that, by and large, most people – including non-Christians – see the holiday season as a good time to gather with family and friends and share in the spirit of giving to people of lesser means, especially children. “We’re not big religioius people,” Spongberg said. “To us the holiday spirit is about giving. It makes me feel good. We give to the Salvation Army and to kids and I give gift bags of cookies and avocados to my neighbors. Christmas is just a fun time when everyone’s feeling good, trees are decorated and Christmas music is playing everywhere.” Ironically, Charles Dickens’ classic story of Scrooge in his 1843 story “A Christmas Carol” probably best illustrates what our popular notion of the holiday spirit means: the idea of generosity and making sure the holidays are special, even magical, for children. “I think the spirit is for the love of children,” said the new Montebello Mayor Bob Bagwell. “They’re the ones who need our guidance, protection and love. You can see they’re the innocents. You try to protect that as long as possible.” Topping the list of holiday spirit-definers was connecting or reconnecting with family. Carmen Pantoja of Montebello said that even though many members of her family have died, she always has the spirit enough to have a buffet-style dinner for her children and friends. “Christmas was always about the family for us,” Pantoja said. “My dad would play the guitar and everyone would come over and sing. I would play, too, but I don’t play like I used to. Sadly, my parents and my siblings are dead, but I still keep the spirit up for the rest of us.” To many people who associate the holiday season with their spiritual traditions, religion plays a large part. Jesus Uribe, 42, of Pico Rivera said the holiday spirit involved attending church all month and making resolutions for the following year. “I think it’s about reflection on what things you’ve done wrong and how to make things better next year,” Uribe said. Despite the outward demonstrations of holiday spirit, Montebello Councilwoman Norma Lopez-Reid said it originates inside a person. “Some people show it by what they wear or how they decorate their homes, or by the cards and gifts they give,” Lopez-Reid said. “But whether we have lights and gifts under the trees or not, if we feel festive inside and thankful for what we have, I honestly believe it comes from the heart.” No Scrooges or Grinches could be found to contribute an alternate viewpoint to this article. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029
Internet TV has finally found a perfect home – the classroom. We’re sure the last thing most parents want to hear about is their children watching more TV, but if they’re going to be staring at a screen, it may as well be educational. Google agrees and has announced Google TV for EDU, “a seeding program to support university research.”From Google’s blog post announcing the program, it sounds like Google is taking a two-pronged approach at approaching Google TV in the classroom by both examining its role as an educational tool and working to “generate new interest in television engineering.”Google sais that it has been working with the Google Student Ambassador Program and university programs to bring Google TV to campuses. Now, the company wants to ask faculty how their research could: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson Generate new interest in television engineering Make computer science tangible for students Help in the development of smart TV curricula and new educational tools Contribute to in-classroom and distance learning over television Reach a wide audience According to the post, Google launched the program yesterday and chose a number of “university faculty with experience and leadership in television” to provide with Logitech Revue units. I have to say, my primary interest comes in two forms – either as a device that brings new and innovative interaction and information overlay to my normal TV experience or as a device that allows me to exist outside of the standard, temporally linear TV watching experience. The idea of accessing your email or Facebook via Internet TV seems a bit misguided, but educational content and programming seems to be a perfect fit. The potential for group interaction via an app on Google TV seems huge. Why not redirect attention already spent on a smartphone toward good use?“Already, the web on TV has proven itself as a great platform for for early education and reading skills with web apps like PBS Kids and Meegenius,” writes Google on its blog. What uses do you see for Internet TV in the classroom? Related Posts Tags:#Google#Internet TV#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
Sales is a lot like baseball. If there is a way to track a metric, a statistic, we’ll track it. We measure everything, great or small. We were Nate Silver before being Nate Silver was cool.How many calls did you make? How many connections? How many face-to-face sales calls? How many opportunities? What was the average value of those opportunities? How many days has that opportunity been in that stage of the sales process?I could continue this list for pages and pages, capturing activity after activity, and outcome after outcome. But there are really four big measurements that matter: How did you do against your number at the end of the each of the first three quarters, and how did you do at the end of the year. Those are the judgment days about which we worry most. As long as we make our number, we don’t worry too much about the numbers underneath. Mistake!As long time readers know, I don’t believe you can cram success. I’ve seen it tried, but I’ve never seen it work. The secret to avoiding a bad judgment day is to recognize that each and every day is judgment day and act accordingly. Excellence is a habit.Today, and Every DayAre you proud of what you accomplished yesterday? Did you do the work that you needed to do? Or, were you distracted by work that won’t really produce the results you need? Was it worse than that? Were you distracted by novelties and trivialities having nothing to do with your work?The question you have to answer is this: “If you were judged on yesterday’s results alone, how would you fare?”Every one of your days counts. They all matter. The measurements we take at the end of each quarter are result of all of the days leading up to that measurement. The better results you produce each day, the better your final result.Judgment DayToday is judgment day. At the end of the day, look back over the activities you took and the outcomes you produced. If you were judged by this single day, would you be proud of the work you accomplished? Or would you be embarrassed by the lack of activity and the lack of real outcomes?You can only effect the big measurements on the final judgment day by doing something about all the little judgment days leading up to it.QuestionsAs if there weren’t enough questions in the body of the post.How would your day be different if you were going to be judged at the end of that day–by that day’s performance alone?How do you consistently do work of which you are proud?What prevents you from making your number on judgment day, really? Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now