Green light in Poland: “The return of football is great news”

first_imgLack of testing is not a problem in Poland. On May 4, soccer players, technicians and employees will undergo a first test for coronavirus. The day after the training in small groups will begin and it will not be until the 10th of the same month when each team can train together. On May 28 the tests will be repeated – players, coaches and staff will be joined by the referees – and 24 hours later a competition will be resumed that has deadline July 19.A “rewarding” adventureIsrael Puerto, considered one of the best center-backs of his generation, shared costumes in the lower categories of the team with footballers such as Saúl Ñíguez, Suso, Jesé or Bernat and debuted with the Sevilla first team in 2013 by Unai Emery. Last season he performed at a great level at Recreativo de Huelva, but “the body asked me for a challenge like this.” In the summer he signed for the Slask Wroclaw, where he has managed to meet again at his best level: “Coming to Poland is, until today, the most important decision of my life. Not only at a soccer level, but also personally. It is very gratifying to find so many positive things in your first adventure outside of Spain. “The Slask, a team used to fighting to avoid relegation in recent seasons, is fourth and is just one point from second place. “The objective of this course was to get us into the top eight. The fans were not used to winning and seeing them happy to have their team up is very nice.” Personally, Israel Puerto is “super happy”. “The club values ​​me very much. I needed to get back into professional football and here I have managed to reach the level I had when my name sounded strong in Spain. I have integrated very well and I feel important “, reveals the Sevillian central defender after learning that he will soon play football again. Israel Puerto, Slask Wroclaw player “Coming to Poland is, until today, the most important decision of my life”center_img The highest category of Polish football will begin to lift the shutter next May. The government today gave the green light to the plan outlined by the league to resume the competition and, “unless unexpected adversities arise, the tournament will resume on May 29,” announced Marcin Animucki, president of Ekstraklasa. “We all thought that football would return. The budget of 95% of the teams depends on television income and, if the epidemic is controlled, it is great news that everything gradually returns to normal,” said the Slask Wroclaw center-back. Israel Port, one of the 20 Spanish soccer players who are active in the First Division of Poland.“We are aware that the virus is out there and has come to stay, but in Poland everything is more controlled. Everyone is aware of the situation we are going through and they wear gloves and a mask. That it does not expand is everyone’s responsibility, “values ​​Israel Puerto from a country of 39 million inhabitants that only registers 11,000 infections and 500 deaths from coronavirus.”In Poland the restrictions were drastic since we had 300 cases. That will make us recover normality before other countries like Spain.“, completes the Slask central, which does not broadcast television” so as not to find out the number of deaths in Spain “: “22,000 dead are bigger words”.The Slask, a club based in Wroclaw, one of the most charming cities in Poland, was a leader in reducing salaries for its players. “We agreed to lower our salary by 60%. We understand that it is a problem that affects everyone and we soccer players are no exception. In addition, being consistent is also a way to help the club, “values ​​Puerto, whose fees will be frozen” until the return of Ekstraklasa. “The Andalusian center trained in the Sevilla youth team will have to learn to play without an audience,” key in our results “:”This season we have managed to put 39,000 people in the stadium. It will be difficult to compete without them, but we are professionals and we must adapt to the circumstances. We know that, even from a distance, they will continue to support us. “last_img read more

NPSS senior girls finish first in consolation bracket at tournament

first_imgIn the consolation part of the tournament the team first met up against Whitecourt and won in two games 25-20, and 25-14. From there the team would move on to play St. Thomas Moore and won the contest in three games 25-15, 23-25, and 15-11.In the finals the team squared off against Fairview High School and got the win in two sets 25-18, and 26-24.Coach Elena Schmidt was thrilled with how the team performed throughout and is looking forward to the team’s upcoming game in zones against Correlieu Secondary School. The winner advances to the playoffs.- Advertisement –last_img

Rising Son now a Spurs star

first_img0Shares0000Son Heung-min has scored five times in his last six outings for Tottenham © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 25 – If Tottenham Hotspur’s comprehensive defeat of Everton confirmed their standing as genuine contenders in the Premier League title race, it also underlined the value of Son Heung-min to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.The South Korea international was outstanding in the 6-2 victory at Goodison Park and will again be expected to exert his influence when Spurs attempt to apply further pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City when they face Bournemouth at Wembley on Wednesday. Yet while Son’s emergence as one of the Premier League’s most effective forwards this season has strengthened the belief that Pochettino’s side can push the top two all the way, his form also highlights the potential impact of his absence when he departs for the AFC Asian Cup in January.Spurs have already moved to limit the effect of the tournament by negotiating with the Korea Football Association that Son should be allowed to join up with international team-mates in the United Arab Emirates following the London club’s meeting with Manchester United on January 13, three weeks after foreign-based players would be expected to join the national squad.His absence, though, will still be felt with Son set to miss league meetings with Fulham, Watford and Newcastle United, if South Korea advance to the final, as well as the League Cup semi-final second leg against capital rivals Chelsea and a potential FA Cup fifth-round tie.At a crucial stage of the season, the loss of any senior player would be felt.When that player has been performing as consistently as Son, the loss could affect Spurs’ chances of ending their wait for silverware under Pochettino.The manager has a number of other match-winners he can turn to with Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura having shown already this season they are capable of turning games.– Fixture congestion –And as good as Son has been in recent weeks, Harry Kane remains Tottenham’s talisman.But the South Korean has progressed to the extent that there is no doubt his loss will be keenly felt.Against Everton, he scored twice but his contribution to England forward Kane’s second goal demonstrated why Son is now an integral member of Pochettino’s side. Drifting wide to collect a ball on the left, his first-time cross teed Kane up perfectly.His goals at Goodison Park took his tally to five in his last six games, with Son’s fine goal against Leicester demonstrating he has the knack of providing a decisive intervention when Tottenham fail to click in their usual manner.At least Pochettino can be relieved Son is available for the gruelling Christmas and New Year programme.The Everton fixture marked the first in a tough schedule that will see Spurs play five games in 13 days and the manager will draw on his squad depth to limit the effects of fatigue.An international tournament will add to the demands on Son, but if he is able to maintain the form and fitness he has showed during the first half of the season when he returns from the Asian Cup, Tottenham’s prospects of success will only be strengthened.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgLATE payments to cash-strapped small farmers are pushing them over the edge, a Co Donegal senator has warned.Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture Brian Ó Domhnaill has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to ensure that all of the outstanding payments under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme (DAS) are processed and paid in full to farmers within the next two weeks. Senator Ó Domhnaill has described as ‘completely unacceptable’ the ongoing delays in issuing Disadvantaged Areas payments, coming on the heels of the protracted delays in processing Agri-Environment Options Scheme payments this year.The Donegal Senator told “Thousands of farmers were waiting months for AEOS payments this year due to what was described as ‘technical difficulties’ at the Department of Agriculture.“Now we have more technical problems caused by the digitisation of maps for the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme. The result is that nearly half way through October, there are still 25,000 farmers waiting for their DAS payments.”The Senator said the delays and problems are causing very real concerns about a possible knock-on effect on future payments.  The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must issue a guarantee to farmers that other schemes will not be plagued by similar unacceptable delays, he insisted. The Gortahork man added: “I am also calling on Minister Coveney to fully outline details of when he expects all of the outstanding payments under DAS to be issued. I cannot understand how the introduction of a new mapping system could still be causing such lengthy delays. It has become a real worry for thousands of farmers who were already experiencing financial difficulties.”DONEGAL FARMERS ‘SUFFER’ AS PAYMENTS ARE DELAYED – SENATOR was last modified: October 11th, 2011 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 farmersgortahorkSenator Brian O’Domhnailllast_img read more


first_imgMichael Murphy is to start against Derry at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey this afternoon.The Glenswilly man has been out for almost three months and it was thought unlikely that he would start.But Jim McGuinness has put out what appears to be his strongest squad possible to stave off the danger of neighbours Derry. Murphy has been named in midfield but it’s unlikely the big man will play there.Eamon McGee is also in but Rory Kavanagh has not been named in the starting line-up.Heavy rain has left conditions difficult at MacCumhaill Park.There has been huge traffic tailbacks as far as Drumkeen for the game as people leave it until the last minute to get to the game. WE will bring you updates form the game as it develops. MICHAEL MURPHY NAMED IN STARTING LINE-UP FOR DONEGAL was last modified: June 16th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Avant Paces Men’s Golf To Open The Kingsmill Intercollegiate

first_imgWILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Tommi Avant fired a two-over, 72, to lead the Drake University men’s golf team in the first round of the Kingsmill Intercollegiate on Sunday in Williamsburg, Va. The Bulldogs will play the second round of the Kingsmill Intercollegiate on Monday. As a team, Drake is in ninth-place out of 22 teams with a score of 300 (+20) and is just six strokes behind fifth-place Marshall. Avant’s 72 put him tied for 12th-place through 18 holes. Drew Ison, Matt Lavery and Jack Kennedy all shot a 76.   Despite battling illness, freshman Chase Wicklund recorded a 78 to round out the Bulldogs’ effort.center_img “I was glad Chase [Wicklund} was able to play since he had been sick the past two days and had been in bed for 48 hours. He is not 100 percent but battled through it,” said Lewis. “We played in very tough conditions with temperatures in the 30’s. We were originally scheduled to play this morning but we were delayed due to snow,” Drake head coach Matt Lewis said. “Tommi had a very solid round today. The rest of the guys had up and down days.”  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgJulia, left, celebrates her birthday this week with flowers and right, sh stands at her home in Rathmullan which she lived in for 104 years.A Donegal woman who has just turned 106 has put her long life down to a hardy lifestyle – and not buying food from shops!Julia McAteer, who is originally from Rathmullan, now lives at Nazareth Housing nursing home in Fahan.But for 104 years of her life she lived outside Rathmullan in this tiny one-roomed house. And for 90 of those years this remarkable woman got by without electricity or running water.She insists that shop bought food just isn’t as good as home grown.She is registered in the 1911 Census of Ireland as a 3 year old.Julia is a non-drinker, a non-smoker and worked hard down the years. She never married and has led a very independent life. She was surrounded by her family including grand nephews and nieces for her birthday. JULIA (106) ON HOW TO LIVE A LONG LIFE was last modified: August 29th, 2014 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:106birthdayJulia McAteerRathmullanlast_img read more

A’s pick up one, decline another option on pair of relievers

first_imgThe A’s declined the $5.75 million option on left-handed reliever Jake Diekman. Diekman came to Oakland at the trade deadline from Kansas City with an 0-6 record and 4.75 ERA. He was sometimes unhittable, but inconsistent with walk issues in his time with the A’s, drawing up a 4.43 ERA in 28 games.The A’s now have five players on the books for 2020 (Petit, Joakim Soria, Khris Davis, Stephen Piscotty and Mike Fiers) totaling in $42 million committed money. There are 12 players eligible for arbitration.SEASON PASS DIGITAL OFFERIf you have not already, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a digital subscription, which gives you access to all content on the Mercury News and East Bay Times websites. With your support, we can continue bringing these stories — and much more — to your screens. Here’s where to sign up for the season pass: Mercury News, East Bay Times. The Oakland A’s exercised their $5.5 million option on right-handed reliever Yusmeiro Petit, in perhaps what was one of the easier decisions for the organization this offseason.Petit had a 2.71 ERA and and a .194 opponents batting average in 83.1 innings. Perhaps the most telling stat: Petit appeared in 80 games, which led the American League.He was manager Bob Melvin’s go-to guy, never wavering in his dominance and resilience even in the face of adversity. Petit’s father, Alberto, died in September. Complicated travel plans had Petit decide to forgo a trip to his hometown of Maracaibo, Venezuela, and stay with the team.He pitched five days later. His teammates constantly spoke of his leadership skills. MLB Winter Meetings: A’s trade for Phillies’ Rule 5 pick in transaction flurry Player to be named later in A’s Jurickson Profar trade revealed Former Oakland A’s lefty Brett Anderson finds new home with Brewers center_img What A’s winter ball performances can tell us about the second base race MLB Winter Meetings: A’s lose All-Star closer, Coliseum to add more netting Related Articleslast_img read more

IoT Tech Helps Oil and Gas Industry’s Skills Shortage

first_imgUber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacy Related Posts CEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… Tags:#automation#gas#IIoT#industry#IoT#oil#Skills There has been much hype about IIoT (Industrial IoT), with promises to improve efficiency, reduce risks, and increase profits. Along with the implementation of other new technologies, it’s being called the fourth industrial revolution. Experts are predicting that it will be more disruptive than any that have gone before and one of the most significant changes will be in the way we work. IoT tech helps oil and gas industry’s skills shortage.The oil and gas industry is currently facing a skills shortage. A survey of more than 17,000 industry professionals found that 40% of respondents felt that a crisis had already hit the industry, with a further 28% expecting it to take hold in the next five years.This is due to several factors, including skilled workers retiring or leaving the sector and a lack of younger people who want to fill those roles. The volatility of the price of oil has led to some workers deciding to seek more stable employment.A Skills Pipeline ProblemAccording to HR Magazine, nearly half of employees in the sector will soon reach retirement age. They estimate that the North Sea oil and gas industry needs to recruit and train 125,000 workers in the next 10 years to replace those who will retire.The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) report lays the blame on cuts to graduate recruitment and apprenticeships during the oil downturn as well as young graduates now being attracted more to work in the technology sector.Attracting New Talent to the Oil and Gas IndustryWe also shouldn’t overlook the appeal (or lack of appeal) to young people of working in the oil and gas industry as a factor in the skills shortage.According to Hannah Peet, managing director at Energy Jobline, “For many, the power industry has a reputation for being dull and old-fashioned … Young, digitally-skilled graduates don’t see energy as an exciting sector to go into. For those that do look at energy, it’s the renewables sector that catches [their] attention.”Many young people may see working in renewables as a career path with better long term prospects as well as one which is more closely aligned with their values.Engineering jobs in the renewable sector have continued to grow and, in some areas, they outstrip those in the oil and gas sector.A report from the US Department of Energy (DOE) in 2017 revealed that solar energy in the US employs more people than traditional coal, gas, and oil combined. In the Electric Power Generation sector, solar energy accounts for the most significant proportion of employers, and wind energy is the third largest.Technology Could Be Part of the Skills Shortage SolutionAutomation and the use of IoT technology could help to make up for the current shortage of skilled workers. IoT applications can make the oil and gas industry more efficient, allowing companies to produce more with fewer workers.IoT technology could also enable more employees to work from a central base rather than on-site. This would decrease the costly (and dangerous) need for engineers to travel to remote and locations. Helicopter flights to take workers to and from difficult to access sites (for example, off-shore oil rigs) can cost roughly £10,000 per flight.Using IoT technology allows engineers to monitor equipment from a central base. Norwegian-based energy company Statoil has been exploring onshore remote monitoring of oil and gas production platforms. They work with automation control and instrumentation experts at Honeywell Process Solutions to remotely operate a periodically-manned offshore production platform in the North Sea from a control center onshore.They hope to reduce the operating costs and improve safety at a production platform at Valemon, which sits in about 440 feet of water on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, approximately 160km west of Bergen. It’s in remote and challenging locations like this where remote working could be particularly useful.Statoil built a brand-new control room onshore, where platform operators (the people in charge of the functioning and safety of the rig) can view a full data visualization screen. In this way, they can quickly assess any issues on the plant without needing to travel offshore.As well as reducing costs, this can help to attract workers as they no longer have to be helicoptered to remote locations and spend weeks at a time living in cramped conditions.“We’re not removing the operators; we’re just moving them to a better environment. And it attracts more people, especially young people,” said Paul Adamson, senior systems consultant at Honeywell.How IoT is Currently Being Used in the Oil and Gas IndustryIoT can improve the oil and gas industry in a variety of ways. Smart sensors can be used to monitor machines so parts can be repaired or replaced as needed. This kind of predictive maintenance reduces downtime and improves safety. Machines will be maintained when they need to be (increasing safety) and only when they need to be (reducing downtime).Safety can also be improved through environmental monitoring. Air quality sensors can be embedded in workers’ clothing, ensuring that they are not exposed to dangerous gases.Lagging Behind Other SectorsCurrently, the oil and gas industry is the least automated industrial sector, according to Morgan Stanley and the International Energy Agency, leaving this sector with a vast scope for advancement.So, what is preventing this sector from fully embracing new technologies? There is a mixture of things which are holding the industry back, including a lack of digital skills, an overly fixed mindset in some parts of the industry, and challenges around connectivity.The Oil and Gas Industry Requires Robust, Remote ConnectivityOil and gas drilling sites are usually in remote locations and often experience extreme weather conditions. From oil rigs in the turbulent North Sea to those in the baking heat of the desert, ensuring these locations have access to reliable, robust connectivity is a significant challenge. Luckily, some companies offer robust, reliable connectivity tailored to the energy industry.Pod Group’s M2M SIM cards can come programmed with multiple networks or with multiple IMSIs (International Mobile Subscriber Identity). These SIMs automatically switch to another system if one network loses connectivity. The multi-IMSI SIMs are even more fail-safe as they have the ability to switch to a completely different network architecture if necessary.Pod Group’s IoT SIMs are ideal for mission-critical applications and give customers the peace of mind they need when operating in remote areas where coverage can be problematic. Pod Group has agreements with over 600 networks in 185 countries and offers flexible contracts to keep even the most demanding applications connected.A Shortage of Digital SkillsWhile IoT may help combat the shortage of skilled oil and gas workers, the irony is that there is also a shortage of workers with the necessary IoT and data analysis skills.Worryingly, this skills gap seems to be increasing. Research from JBKnowlege shows that lack of IT staff was cited as the most limiting factor affecting the adoption of new technology by 36.8% of respondents in 2014 and 39.1% in 2017.The industry has a shortage of various types of skilled workers. As in most industries, the adoption of IoT technology and further automation will lead to a reduction in some types of jobs. However, it will also lead to an increase in others and to entirely new jobs being created.The Future of Employment in IndustryThe need for manual jobs will decrease. Any process which needs to be done consistently and where there is no need to respond flexibly to situations will become automated.There will be growth in jobs which require the types of skills which, as yet, machines are not good at. Jobs which require agile thinking, taking the initiative, management skills, and the ability to empathize.There will be a need for skilled professionals who know how to install and work with IoT technology such as smart sensors which will transmit information from remote oil and gas sites to centralized control centers.To survive and thrive in all sectors, not just oil and gas, employers will need to prioritize, allowing employees to develop and utilize these skills. They will replace employees who behave like automatons. Companies that do not sufficiently value the human skills that their workers bring to the table will be outpaced by those that do.center_img A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas Alice Gillam 4 Ways You Can Make Your Workplace an Engine of…last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi 5 official images, full specs and price leaked online

first_imgXiaomi’s Redmi 4 successor, aka the Redmi 5, may be on its way to the market — in China, to begin with — sooner than one would have imagined. Official product shots and full specs of the alleged Redmi 5 have now found their way on to the Internet leaving nothing to the imagination. If that wasn’t enough, even their supposed pricing is now out in the open.As per the images shared on social media website Weibo, the Redmi 5 will come with a full-metal body and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It will sport a 5-inch 1080p display which will be a first for any Xiaomi phone selling under Rs 10,000. It will broadly be available in two variants: one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 3GB RAM and another with Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 and 4GB RAM. While the Snapdragon 625 version will further have 16GB and 32GB storage options, the Snapdragon 630 powered Redmi 5 will reportedly be available in 64GB storage option only. All the versions will support expandable storage.Furthermore, the Redmi 5 will offer a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The dual-SIM phone will run Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 and come with a 3,680mAh battery with fast charging.In terms of pricing, the Redmi 5 will reportedly start at 859 CNY (which roughly translates to Rs 8,139) for the 3GB RAM/16GB storage version and go all the way to 1,099 CNY (which roughly translates to Rs 10,413) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage version. The 3GB RAM/32GB storage version will reportedly be priced at 1,039 CNY (which roughly translates to Rs 9,844).advertisementXiaomi may also be silently working on a Redmi 4A successor, aka the Redmi 5A, which may launch alongside the Redmi Note 5. An image doing the rounds of the Internet recently showed off what was said to be a retail box, or rather, retail boxes of the alleged Redmi 5A.The Redmi 4A is currently the most affordable smartphone in the company’s Redmi-range in India and can be considered as a toned-down version of the Redmi 3S Prime, or for that matter, an even more affordable Redmi 3S. In India, the phone sells for Rs 5,999. The Redmi 5A is expected to be on similar lines.Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi 4 review: Redmi 3S Prime HD remasterlast_img read more