FIFA studies expanding contracts and extending transfer window

first_imgFIFA studies the progress of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it may have on the calendar and in the soccer economy. Among the ideas that are taking shape, according to a document of the working group created after the pandemic was declared and to which the Reuters agency had access, but still without official confirmation from the organization, is that of extend the contracts of players and coaches that conclude their commitments with the clubs on June 30 until the end of the season and also extend the next transfer window, which would run from June to January, when the winter season should begin. With this measure, would facilitate ending the campaigns with a certain normality and alleviate the transfer market at a time when no one knows when the championships will be able to restart and when there is security that it cannot be everywhere at the same time. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has asked its collaborators to contribute ideas to solve the problems that the pandemic will cause. The trickiest is the calendar, because some leagues ask to occupy FIFA dates that the organization allocates to the selections. Infantino, who has already given in postponing, for the time being, the Club World Cup, wants to see counterparts before taking a new step, which could be this expansion of the transfer market.In any case, there is nothing decided about it because FIFA has only one priority at this time: “help in the fight against the pandemic”. When the crisis is over and health is guaranteed across Europe, you will get your business, and start with the new calendar.last_img read more

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The rayista hobby raises € 33,377 in its fight against the coronavirus

first_imgWith 4 hours to go until the end of the campaign #Sunny Rayism, the word that defines this number is PRIDE.Thank you, to all those who once again have lived up to what the Rayo Vallecano Sports Association represents. 👏⚡ pic.twitter.com/zXrqtaZ8CX– ADRV platform (@plataformaADRV) March 27, 2020The appeal of the fans has paid off and their initiative, their first steps. On Wednesday a representation of the clubs attended to deliver sports equipment to the IFEMA homeless pavilion. Also, the staff of the Vírgen de la Torre Hospital thanked the arrival of help wearing some cards that said: “We are from Vallekas and we are going to win”. A part of the song ‘To arms’, which is sung in every party in the Strip and today also becomes the battle cry of a united neighborhood against the coronavirus.Solidarity, Jesus Vallecas. The term expired at 00:00 hours and the collection announced by the clubs is indicative, since last minute transfers will continue to come throughout the weekend. “Based on the figure obtained tonight and in coordination with workers at the Infanta Leonor Hospital, the purchase of medical supplies will be managed, the main objective of this campaign, “explained the ADRV Platform, which added:”That remnant that arrives at the weekend will be used in solidarity projects that help people affected by the coronavirus“ Many have risen on this great wave of solidarity. The Rayo templates have collaborated, both male (Alberto García, Óscar Valentín, Mario Suárez, Catena, De Frutos, Morro …) as feminine (Alicia, Eva Masdeu, Cristina Auñón, Sheila García, Paula Andújar, Ángeles del Álamo …) and the Veterans Association. As well as thousands of anonymous franjirrojos and vallecanos fans, ready to shoulder their shoulders in a situation of extreme need like this.center_img Solidarity, said to be the adherence or unconditional support to causes or interests of others, especially in committed or difficult situations. Lightning’s fans have fulfilled each and every one of the words that make up that definition and its charity initiative has reached 33,377.30 euros of collection hours before its closure (the data corresponds to 19:45 hours). This Row 0 was enabled last Sunday and has exceeded all expectations, increasing day by day. Match by match. This aid will go to the Infanta Leonor Hospital and other groups, such as residences and shelters, in Vallecas that have been especially affected by the coronavirus epidemic.last_img read more

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LIVERPOOL VS WEST HAM

first_imgLIVERPOOL (4-3-3)MIGNOLET,CLYNE SKRTEL, LOVREN, GOMEZ,MILNER, LUCAS, CAN,FIRMINO, BENTEKE, COUTINHOWEST HAM (4-3-1-2)SAKHO, PAYET, NOLAN,KOUYATE, OBIANG, NOBLE, CRESSWELL, OGBONNA, TOMKINS, REID, RANDOLPHLiverpool have yet to concede a goal this season and have gone a total of 274 minutes since they last let a goal in. They started last season in a similar vein with three straight wins and no goals conceded and, on Monday, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was unbeaten in the 0-0 draw at Arsenal.However, they have scored only two goals so far, the joint fewest in the division – with seven other clubs.Nethertheless, it is a good start for Brendan Rodgers and his men, who travel to Old Trafford to meet Manchester United in their next Barclays Premier League fixture.Before then they face a West Han United side that has struggled after the impressive opening day win at Arsenal. Since they the Hammers have lost successive home games, against early pace-setters Leicester and newcomers AFC Bournemouth.Indeed, the record books suggest another Liverpool victory. West Ham have never won at Anfield in 19 Premier League visits, losing 14 and drawing five.They last won there in the league in September 1963 in the old First Division; since that rare victory, 52 years ago, West Ham have lost 31 and drawn 11.last_img read more

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Powell to meet with Puma

first_imgAsafa Powell is to meet with Puma executives in Austin, Texas, next month to begin ‘fleshing out’ some of the ideas he has for making his relationship with the sporting goods company mutually beneficial. The 32-year-old former world record holder is two months into his multi-year deal with Puma and said the company has been very receptive to his ideas. “We went to Germany last month and we were just throwing out ideas and they were just absorbing everything,” he said. “It’s like they didn’t know that I would have wanted to do all these things with them, so they were just absorbing everything and wanted to do it. They were interested in everything I lined out and they were excited to work with me.” Based on his experience with Puma so far, the former world record holder, who was once signed to Nike and Li Ning, believes them to be different than other shoe companies. FANTASTIC COMPANY “They are just fantastic people. Other companies are just about business, they don’t have a relationship with the athletes, but this company is a great company. I have been with them for a couple of months and I am very happy with them and very excited about how things are going.” Meanwhile, Powell’s coach and brother, Donovan, is also reaping the benefits of his younger brother’s successful return to the track after the unfortunate events of 2013. Powell began training with his brother while serving a six-month drug suspension after ingesting a tainted supplement. The company that manufactured the supplement agreed to an out-of-court settlement, which exonerated the athlete and his former MVP clubmate, Sherone Simpson. Powell returned to the track and was the third fastest man in the world for 2015, courtesy of his 9.81 run in Paris on July 4. He was also a member of Jamaica’s gold medal sprint relay team at the World Championships in Beijing, China, this past August. That success has seen a number of athletes wanting to join his brother’s Fast Twitch club that is based in Texas. “We are building from scratch and hopefully we can expand. We have a few athletes coming in now that they see what my brother is doing,” said Powell, referring to a number of Jamaican athletes like Natasha Morrison and Kerron Stewart, who joined the club in the off season. Powell revealed that there are many more athletes waiting to join. “I think that is what people wanted to see. They wanted to see if he knew what he was doing, so now the amount of people, trust me, we just have to wait and get everything in order. We are just trying to start from scratch and build an empire.”last_img read more

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CSEC PE Lecture | Physical activity versus exercise and wellness

first_imgThere has been an abundance of scientific research on physical activity, and exercise, and a clear distinction has been established between the two. Physical activity is bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles. It requires energy expenditure and produces progressive health benefits. Typical examples of physical activity include walking to and from work, taking the stairs instead of elevators, gardening, doing household chores, dancing and washing the car by hand. Physical inactivity, on the other hand, implies a level of inactivity that is lower than that required to maintain good health. Exercise is a type of activity that requires planned, structured, and repetitive bodily movement to improve or maintain one or more components of physical fitness. Examples of exercise are walking, running, cycling, aerobics, swimming and strength training. Poor health because of the lack of physical activity is a serious public-health problem that must be taken seriously. A number of individuals do not achieve the recommended amount of physical activity, and some of us are not physically active at all. Furthermore, the number of people who are not physically active is at risk of suffering from health and lifestyle related issues. Regular moderate physical activity can prevent premature death, unnecessary illnesses and disability. It can provide substantial benefits in health and well-being to the vast majority of people who are not physically active. Individuals who are already moderately active can increase their amount of physical activity to achieve greater health benefit. Among the benefits that can be achieved are significantly reduced risk for developing or dying from heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure. Regular physical activity is also good for the bones, muscles and joints. It also reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety, improves mood, and enhances one’s ability to perform daily tasks throughout life. It also can help to control health care costs and help to maintain a high quality of life in old age. Moderate exercise is defined as using 150 calories of energy per day or 1,000 calories per week. It is recommended that persons must strive to achieve at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day for most days of the week. A moderate physical activity is a little more strenuous than the examples previously given for physical activity and includes playing court games such as volleyball, basketball, netball, as well as swimming, dancing fast and water aerobics. Wellness People must recognise that participating in fitness programs improve their quality of life. However, improving physical fitness alone is not always sufficient to lower the risk for disease and ensure better health. Even though most people are aware of their unhealthy behaviour, they seem satisfied with life as long as they are free from symptoms of disease or illness. They do not contemplate change until they suffer a major health problem. Present lifestyle habits, however, dictate the health and well-being of tomorrow. The notion of good health has evolved notably and continues to change as persons learn about lifestyle factors that bring on illness and affect wellness. Furthermore, once the idea took hold that fitness by itself will not always decrease the risk for disease and ensure better health, the wellness concept developed. For a wellness way of life, not only must individuals be physically fit and manifest no sign of disease, but they must also be free of risk factors for disease (such as cigarette smoking, negative stress, faulty nutrition, careless sex). Even though an individual may demonstrate adequate or even excellent fitness, indulgence in unhealthy lifestyle behaviour will still increase the risk for chronic diseases and diminish the person’s well-being. Wellness has seven dimensions: physical, emotional, mental, social, environmental, occupational and spiritual. These dimensions are interrelated, one frequently affects the other. The seven dimensions of wellness shows how the |concept clearly goes beyond the absence of disease and incorporates factors such as adequate fitness, proper nutrition, stress management, disease prevention, spirituality, not smoking or abusing drugs, personal safety, regular physical examinations, health education and environmental support. Wellness living requires implementing positive programs to change behaviour to improve health and quality of life, prolong life and achieve total wellbeing.last_img read more

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Lewis sparkles in tied contest

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Dashing left-hander Evin Lewis stroked an entertaining unbeaten half-century to set up an interesting finish, but rain proved the spoiler, forcing a tie under Duckworth/Lewis in the day/night one-day game between the WICB President’s XI and South Africa on Sunday night. Man of the Match Hashim Amla stroked 92 to propel the tourists up to 280 for nine, after they won the toss and opted to bat first at Queen’s Park Oval. But opener Lewis answered with an authoritative 71 off 61 deliveries and the President’s XI were 127 for three at the start of the 25th over when the rains arrived to end the contest prematurely, with both teams level on Duckworth/Lewis. The game is the only warm-up one for the Proteas before the start of the Tri-Nations Series in Guyana on Friday, and several players grabbed the opportunity to spend time in the middle. Kyle Abbott chimed in with 43 from 38 balls, Farhaan Behardien scored 36, Aaron Phangiso hit 34 not out, while Chris Morris got 31. Opener Rilee Roussouw (0) and captain JP Duminy (6) were not among these as both fell cheaply to leave South Africa on 20 for two in the sixth over. The right-handed Amla revived the innings in a 106-run, third-wicket stand with Behardien, striking 10 fours and a six in an 83-ball knock. He was eventually lbw to leg-spinner Damion Jacobs in the 29th over, during a period when South Africa lost three wickets for 25 runs to slip to 151 for five in the 31st over. Morris then added 47 for the sixth wicket with Trinidadian Stephen Katwaroo (21), who turned out for the Proteas before Abbott and Phangiso put on 69 for the eighth wicket. In reply, the President’s XI lost captain Kraigg Brathwaite (9) and Test teammate Jermaine Blackwood (7) cheaply, before Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer combined in an exciting 90-run partnership for the third wicket. Lewis hammered six fours and four sixes while Hetmyer, the successful Under-19 West Indies captain, stroked 29 from 45 balls with four fours. With the rain on the way, Hetmyer was bowled by leg-spinner Imran Tahir in the 24th over. The Tri-Nations Series, which also involves Australia, runs from June 3-26 in Guyana, St Kitts and Barbados.last_img read more

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Hubert Lawrence | The one-footer

first_img QUALIFYING GOAL Ironically, it was a defender, Ian ‘Pepe’ Goodison, who headed the goal that clinched qualification for Jamaica to the 1998 World Cup in a memorable 1-0 win over Mexico at the National Stadium. Thankfully, all those who coach high school teams are required to be certified by FIFA, the governing body of football. That regulation is in force for prep school teams. In time, this will ensure that good footballing habits are instilled at the earliest stage possible. Some believe that talent overcomes all obstacles. In athletics a few years ago, it was felt that many very tall boys would follow the 6′ 5″ Usain Bolt into the 100m and 200m with great success. However, because Bolt is so special, the next flight of extra-tall and superfast sprinters is hard to find. The truth is that work, and not talent by itself, conquers all. With qualified coaches teaching good fundamentals, the chance of Jamaican players having rounded football skills is far better. Along with the development of better playing fields and the creation of a Jamaican playing philosophy that is used by all national teams, the footballer who can use his right foot as well as his or her left foot is a national asset. Practice still makes perfect. Perfect practice, directed by good coaches, can make Jamaican football even better. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980. Alfredo di Stefano, Diego Maradona, and Arjen Robben, past and present stars of the beautiful game, are all delightfully one-footed. Di Stefano, the famed ‘Blond Arrow’ of the all-conquering Real Madrid teams from the 1950s, the magically skilled Maradona, and Robben are all among the best ever in their positions, and Maradona is some people’s pick as the best footballer ever. They are examples of success without matching skills on both feet. The mercurial Dutchman Robben is notoriously right-footed, too. Yet, because of his speed of thought, he is wonderful to watch, and, for defenders, hard to contain. At lower levels, being one-footed is a footballing disability. Too often in the first round of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup wing men and flank players would lose opportunities for quick shots and first-time crosses because the ‘wrong’ foot was on the ball. By the time the ball was put on the good foot, the opposing defence in most cases had recovered. As Jamaican football seeks higher ground, the development of rounded players has to take centre stage. Whether they play in attack, defence, or midfield, rounded players offer their coaches more. Those who rank the Brazilian PelÈ above Maradona cite PelÈ’s sublime skills with both boots, his unearthly dribbling and control, and his heading as the full package. That debate has raged for decades, but one thing is certain: young players will benefit from being taught all the skills he or she will need to be really good. By the way, in the games I saw, the heading skills displayed in the Manning Cup first round were moderate. As a rule, the defensive headers were better than those intended to score goals.last_img read more

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More Sports In Brief

first_imgCAS rejects Serbia’s Kosovo challenge LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP): The Serbian football federation’s appeal against Kosovo joining UEFA has been rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The court ruled that Kosovo met the standard of UEFA entry rules because it is “recognised by the majority of the United Nations member states as an ‘independent state.'” Serbia argued that Kosovo, which joined European football’s governing body last May despite not being a U.N. member, should be blocked. European football federations voted 28-24 in favour of Kosovo’s entry to UEFA after Serbia led opposition to its former province. Napoli edge Fiorentina in Coppa clash Jose Callejon’s 71st minute header was proved to be the decider as Napoli beat Fiorentina 1-0 to reach the Coppa Italia semi-final as both teams ended with 10 men. Napoli will face either holders Juventus or Milan in the semis, after those two meet in today’s eagerly anticipated contest at the Juventus Stadium. AC Milan have beaten Juventus twice already this season; 1 – 0 in a league game at the San Siro and on penalties in the Super Coppa in Doha in December. McIlroy aiming for March return Rory McIlroy is targeting the Mexico Championship in March as his return to tournament action from injury. McIlroy aggravated a rib stress fracture, while finishing runner-up at the SA Open in Gauteng two weekends ago. Those injuries typically take about six weeks to heal, and he believes he’ll be ready to play again in the first World Golf Championship of the year, from March 2-5.last_img read more

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Shaw hails historic Caymanas divestment

first_img DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS He said the new racing promoter (SVL) is expected to allow for a positive cash flow of approximately $42 million to the operations of the JRC, which will not only be used for regulation, but, in particular, towards development projects. These include the state of the art improvement of the UWI/JRC lab, which conducts drug testing for the horse racing industry; the upgrading of surveillance cameras in the testing barn at Caymanas Park; fully operational Satellite Office at the racetrack in the medium terms that will provide full registration and licensing services, levy contributions and the Establishment of a Stud Farm Development Fund. He also spoke of the planned merger of the Jamaica Racing Commission, Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission and the Casino Gaming Commission into one entity to create greater efficiency. The handing over of the racetrack to Supreme Ventures will take place on Tuesday, March 7 and it was revealed that a $200 million redundancy package has been set aside for the CTL workers, most of whom will be re-employed by Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited to ensure a smooth transition. Shaw said all this has broad significance in the context of government’s policy of rationalisation of the public sector. “What are we doing with all these public bodies?” Shaw asked as he identified as many as 84 that will be considered for divestment. “This is a great day for Jamaica … a great day for Caymanas Track,” declared the Minister, who added that the lottery company’s (SVL) expertise in the gaming industry should transform Caymanas Park into a world class entertainment complex. Also speaking were State Minister in the Finance Ministry, Fayval Williams, as well as Danville Williams and Paul Hoo, who disclosed that Brando Hayden will assume the role of chief operating officer of SVL Racing and Entertainment and Chris Armond, director of racing. A “Historic occasion” was how Finance Minister Audley Shaw described the official signing over of the Government’s divestment of Caymanas Park, between Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) and the new owner Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) nd Shaw himself at the offices of the Ministry of Finance, Heroes Circle, yesterday. Shaw told the large gathering, including representatives of the new company, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited; the Government’s negotiating team; CTL board members, technocrats and various stakeholders, that with the process complete, it was “a win-win” for the racing industry. Paul Hoo, chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited, signed on behalf of his company, while Danville Walker did likewise in his capacity as CTL chairman. Noting that since 1987, there have been five attempts to divest Caymanas Park, Shaw said with this now a reality, the Government of Jamaica has recognised the importance of the racing industry in the scheme of things. Shaw spoke of numerous advantages not only to the wider industry but to the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) and the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission, among other entities.last_img read more

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Pascua admits Lady Tamaraws lacked ‘killer instinct’ in Game 1 loss

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We still lack killer’s instinct and desire to win because they already have the skill.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University coach George Pascua was pleased with his team’s performance despite losing to National University in Game 1 of the PVL Collegiate Conference Finals.Gutsy and resolute, the Lady Tamaraws had their moments against the undefeated Lady Bulldogs and nearly forced a deciding fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT 13 kids get chance to train at FC Barcelona camp “I’m satisfied because they showed their best,” said Pascua after FEU dropped a 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24 decision Wednesday night. “The difference was just the endgame.”FEU offered a stiff challenge and gave NU a run for its money despite missing the services of its team captain Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, who are suiting up for the Lady Tams in the UAAP beach volleyball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBoth are likely to miss Saturday’s Game 2 as well but Pascua said the team will be ready without their two key players.Pascua, though, said he would like to see the Lady Tamaraws to show how bad they want to win. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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