Off-contract Asiata feeling the heat

first_imgAfter moving to Townsville as a teenager to launch his NRL career, the utility finds himself without a club in 2021 and hopes a strong start to this year’s Telstra Premiership season will help his cause.”I would be lying if I said I was not fazed at all because it is a tough period,” Asiata said.”I have a wife and two kids and all you want to do is make sure there is security behind your career.”Before Christmas, Asiata met the Gold Coast and toured their facility after Titans coach Justin Holbrook expressed an interest in the 26-year-old.However, Asiata said he wasn’t looking to move just yet.”The Cowboys have been very supportive,” he said.”This is where I debuted. They gave me my first NRL pre-season. The club has looked after my family; I lost some family in 2016 and having the club support me with what I needed at the time was massive.”Our club here at the Cowboys is very family-oriented.”Asiata believes 2019 was his best year in Townsville as he transitioned from playing in the middle to playing five-eighth at times.The talented ball-player made 12 appearances in the halves last season and played in every match.”I was in and out with different positions but I played every game,” Asiata said.”It was a challenge but I thought I did pretty well. Personally I hit some goals that I wanted to hit.”I thought it was going to be a tough period but I thought what I did was pretty good.”A strong start in 2020, beginning with the round one blockbuster against the Broncos at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, will be key to Asiata’s future.”I’m not worried but I am sort of feeling the pressure that this year has got to be a good year,” he said.”It doesn’t matter if it is at the beginning and I get signed in the middle, but I need to play well.”last_img read more

Ansu Fati allies with Messi to knock the Levant

first_imgPhoto: Reuters Double from ’31’ to ’10’ passes for the win in an open duelThose of Setién, without brightness, follow Real Madrid on the LaLiga table Barcelona beat Levante (2-1) thanks to two goals from Ansu Fati, after two assists by Leo Messi, in the duel that closed the 22nd day of LaLiga Santander at Camp Nou, an exchange of blows that smiled at a greater stuck azulgrana, forced not to fail to follow the leader Real Madrid.Sheltered by his fief, the culé team recovered the path of victory in the league after the trip in Mestalla and seeing at six points to Madrid. The double of Fati in a minute when he marked the half hour of the game sent in an open duel and sometimes, more for the visitors in the second half.Barça is still wanted in the internal storm surge to change coaches for the second round. Quique Setién’s project became very vertical again at times, but again it was insecure back. The Levante, who already won in the first leg to the Catalans, pardoned although it was also surprising that Messi left unmarked.Without winter reinforcements in the face of Luis Suarez’s injury, Ansu Fati pulled the scoring car and allowed Barça to continue to three points in Madrid, before facing the quarterfinals of Copa del Rey in San Mamés. From the beginning there was an open game at the Camp Nou, a give and take from which a priori should win the winner of Barça.center_img Messi and Ansu, and vice versa, was the best local option. The 17-year-old gave the Argentine the first occasions, bumping into what would be a frustrated night by Aitor Fernández, and the captain culé returned them. The first in a far and low pass, measured for the career of the young scorer culé, in which he beat Miramón and beat the rival goal below the legs.The tunnel was left open by Aitor a minute later. Barça recovered quickly and Ansu Fati signed the youngest double in the history of the league. Those of Setién punished the courage of a Levant with carelessness behind and without success above. Semedo crashed with the crossbar, in another assistance from Messi and Levante, despite arriving, he went to rest without knocking on the door.Those of Paco López followed the script in the second half and this time Ter Stegen did have a job. The German goal frustrated Melero, Morales and Roger, several times, as did Aitor to a Messi who sought him unsuccessfully. Ter Stegen could not with an ex-culé like Rochina, already in the discount, so that Setién takes note of a team that continues to grant a lot and reaching the end with trouble.DATA SHEET.–OUTCOME: FC BARCELONA, 2 – LEVANTE UD, 1. (2-0, at rest).– ALIGNMENTS.FC BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, De Jong (Arthur, min. 80); Messi, Griezmann (Sergi Roberto, min. 71) and Ansu Fati (Riqui Puig, min. 87).LIFT YOU: Aitor Fernández; Miramón, Vezo, Postigo, Toño; Rochina, Vukcevik (Bardhi, min. 80), Melero (Hernani, min. 60), Campaign; Roger and Morales (Mayoral, min. 60).– GOALS: 1 – 0, min. 30, Ansu Fati.2 – 0, min. 31, Ansu Fati.2 – 1, min. 92, Rochina.–REFEREE: Lamb Vega (C. Cantabrian). He admonished Piqué (min. 65) and Alba (min. 65) at Barça.–STADIUM: Camp Nou, 60,295 spectators.last_img read more

Is there really death? This theory holds that everything is in our consciousness

first_imgThis scientist is based on the theory of biocentrismIt is quite similar to the theory of parallel universes From childhood we have the knowledge that life has different well-marked stages that range from the birth of a living being to its death. All these stages are within the so-called cycle of life and are known throughout the world. However, there is one that not all society perceives in the same way. There are people who see the last stage of life differently and have their own theories of what death entails. Image: iStockcenter_img An example of this is Robert Lanza, an American scientist who has published in his own blog a theory that confirms that life does not end after death, since it “does not exist.” To reach this conclusion, this scientist relied on the theory of biocentrism within quantum physics.Something similar to the theory of parallel universes This theory speaks of the fact that death is a concept associated with the death of a person’s body but that it is not real. The theory of biocentrism is quite similar to the theory of parallel universes and according to this scientist life is like “a perennial flower that blooms again in the multiverse”.To justify this theory, Robert Lanza also said that when we die we do not do it according to a random matrix but as an inescapable matrix and that death does not exist without space or time. This does not mean that there is perpetual immortality, but that it is out of time.last_img read more

Londero and Schwartzman, semifinialists of the Argentina Open

first_imgThe closing of the assembly was of an absolute parity, however the Argentine, 14 of the world and most favourite, managed to impose its highest rating (caves is 48) and gained entry to the spherical of the 4 greatest of the Buenos Aires event after successful the final set 7-5.In that occasion, Schwartzman will wait tomorrow for the winner of the match between the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro and the portuguese Pedro Sousa.Londero beats PellaThe Cordoba Juan Ignacio Londero prevailed in the duel of compatriots earlier than the Buenos Aires Guido Pella and superior to the semifinals of Argentina Openevent ATP 250 which takes place in the brick mud courts of Buenos Aires Garden Tennis Membership.Londero, 69 of the rating and who stars in his greatest efficiency in the Buenos Aires contest, realized Lump, 27 in that checklist, with partials of 6-4 and 7-6 (7-4), after one hour and 54 minutes of play.It was the second confrontation between each groups and the stability bowed once more to the aspect of Londero, who had defeated Pella in 2019, on the highway to his consecration in the Cordoba Open, for the second the just one he obtained on the circuit.In the spherical of the greatest 4 of the Argentina Open, Londero will probably be measured with the norwegian Casper Ruud, eighth preclassified of the event and 45 of the world, who beat the Serbian in the quarterfinals Dusan Lajovic (23) with partials of 7-5 and 6-1. Diego Schwartzman He reacted at the proper time, in the most adversarial passage of the recreation. The Buenos Aires tennis participant overcame the difficulties offered by the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas and thus superior to the semifinals of Argentina Open.Anyway, an harm can go away the Argentine with out possibilities of taking part in in that occasion. He’ll endure research this Saturday and then decide.The nickname Small, finalist in the final version of the event ATP 250 which is disputed in the Buenos Aires Garden Tennis MembershipHe misplaced the first set 7-5 and in the second set he needed to carry 4 Uruguayan match factors in the tie break, earlier than leveling the recreation with a 7-6 (13-11). What loopy occasion. Thanks all. ❤️❤️ As I mentioned once I completed the recreation towards Pablo, I’ve combined emotions of pleasure and unhappiness of a recreation that can stay perpetually. However sadly I ended up injured. pic.twitter.com/ieaTJv2Uee– Diego Schwartzman (@dieschwartzman) February 15, 2020The cargo allowed Schwartzman 3-Zero forward in the third and closing half, however then the Uruguayan recovered and matched the outcome once more.last_img read more

“Iker, it won’t be an easy match even if Casillas”

first_imgIker Casillas sent a battery of WhatsApp messages on Monday to the members of the Federation Assembly announcing their decision to compete against Luis Rubiales to the presidency of the organism when the CSD sets the date for the elections. “Hi, I’m Iker Casillas. I want you to know for me, first hand, that I will stand for the RFEF elections. Here is my phone number for what you need. We will have the opportunity to speak personally, “says the message of the former captain of the National Team. Well, he has already started receiving some answers. “Iker, it will not be an easy match or even Casillas,” said a heavyweight Federation. There is a circumstance that the members of the Assembly can endorse as many candidates as they appear. So you can put a candle to God and another to the devil. Different thing, of course, is the vote, which is unique and secret. Some of the territorial presidents, where Rubiales praetorian guard is concentrated, have not yet responded to Casillas, although they acknowledge privately that “It has been a detail on his part to send the message and offer his telephone number.” The more like-minded admit that “Rubillas has taken a shot at Casillas’ decision, and responding to that message may not be a good idea.” The president of the Federation has already given orders to his hard core, to his Presidency Cabinet, to start up the electoral machinery in which the presidents of the 19 territorial ones are vital. All of them are for now from Rubiales, all but three: Paco Díez (Madrid Federation), Marcelino Maté (Castilla y León) and Luis Mari Elustondo (Basque Federation). Other federation linked to the Villar stage recognize that “Casillas is a powerful candidate, capable of changing the meaning of many votes and putting Rubiales in trouble.”. But on the other hand they warn that “it is not the same to play in the field that in the offices: in the green you take kicks and in the elections, stabs”. “Iker Casillas has options, but Luis Rubiales will do what he has to do to be re-elected and will give him battle. It will be a train crash,” says another territorial ‘baron’.last_img read more

David López against Osasuna, the team that saw him debut

first_imgfifteen It was September 2010, so in just six months David López will turn ten since he officially premiered in the First Division. His rival was precisely Osasuna, which at that time was fighting at the beginning of The league for circumventing the descent and who ran into the RCDE Stadium, with the effectiveness of Álvaro Vázquez, who also debuted that day as a starter and scored. David Lopez, like a premonition, midfielder in the subsidiary, left the center to play the last five minutes (counting the added) replacing Jordi Amat, another from the house. It was him Spanish from Mauricio Pochettino, which opened the door to countless youth, although then few were consolidated. The usual case was to appear and then disappear. It was the case of David Lopez, that campaign only he played two more games, both against Athletic Club, and then he had to start his cession journey until he was rescued by Oscar Perarnau in 2013. In two years in Leganés Y Huesca He became a better footballer.center_img Since that date, the player He has played another five games against the Reds, with two more wins, a draw and two other losses. The most painful, the 2-4 of the first round, the blow that turned around definitively to the season of Spanish and to the influence of Pablo Machín in the template, with that press conference in which he called some of his players “peeps,” while commenting that “real uncles were missing.” David López played the entire match, helpless, in the three central line of the technician. Up to six starting players that afternoon will not be this Sunday in The Sadar. Yes David will, who will remember old times.last_img read more

The sports world is still focused on the coronavirus

first_imgThe coronavirus crisis is affecting everyone and Spain fiercely. Therefore, soccer players, clubs, athletes, etc. they are joining a wave of solidarity that is sweeping the planet. Real Madrid, Messi, Guardiola, Nadal and Gasol, Curry … more initiatives are added to the list every day. Ceferin at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus in SloveniaThe UEFA president is turning to help his battered country. Slovenia does not have a strong health system and is not in a brilliant economic situation. In this regard, the president has received all the praise for an action that will bring 10 respirators, 200,000 masks, 20,000 tests and 8,000 protective suits to Slovenia. And without the country having to pay a euro. Ceferin has pulled influence and has obtained a donation from Jack Ma, CEO of the Chinese Alibaba and close friend of the UEFA president.Javi Martínez makes the purchase to risk groupsThe Spanish soccer player from Bayern also wanted to do his bit, collaborating with the Red Cross in Munich’s Grünwald neighborhood, the player bought food to distribute to people belonging to risk groups and left the bags at the door. The Red Cross wanted to thank them for their collaboration: “We had a lot of fun with you and we hope to see you again in action.”Djokovic donates one million euros to SerbiaThe number one in world tennis announced today that he will donate a million euros to the Serbian health authorities to improve the medical equipment necessary to fight the coronavirus. “Respirators are now the most essential equipment to save human lives,” he said. Getafe donates medical supplies to the City HospitalThe amount will cover products necessary to help combat COVID 19 such as waterproof gowns, surgical masks, FFP2 masks, leggings, gloves and hats. “A help from all of us who make up Getafe CF, coaching staff, first team, president and all members of the Azulona family,” the Madrid club said in the statement.Espanyol makes its facilities available to the Generalitat 🙏 The fight against #Coronavirus It is everyone’s business. Cá From Cádiz I have made my contribution to the Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid, in my city, so that they have as much material as possible for patients and health workers. 👨‍⚕️ 👩‍⚕️ Strength and courage! @ClinicoInterna pic.twitter.com/53NCflWyjY– Ivan Alejo (@ ivanalejo7) March 27, 2020The Catalan club reported that it places its facilities, the RCDE Stadium and the Dani Jarque Sports City, at the disposal of the Government of the Generalitat “to meet the health and logistics needs derived from the pandemic.”Iván Alejo donates 10,000 euros to the Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid The current Cádiz player wanted to remember his city and donated 10,000 euros. “The fight against #Coronavirus is everyone’s business. From Cádiz I have made my contribution to the Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid, in my city, so that they have as much material as possible for patients and health workers. Strength and encouragement!” He wrote in his TwitterInverse will manufacture gowns for the toiletsThe cycling world continues to show solidarity. In this case, the Inverse brand, provider of the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation, has joined the #YoMeCorono movement to help health workers in their fight against the coronavirus.The Italian water polo team auctions its world champion ringsThe Italian water polo team, world champions in 2019, auctioned off their winner rings this Friday to raise funds for the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo.The Foundation of the Alcántara brothers, Thiago and Rafinha, launch a channel for childrenUNICEF Spain and Alcántara Family Foundation, the foundation of the Thiago brothers (Bayern player) and Rafinha Alcántara (Celta soccer player), launches Clip Club TV, a YouTube channel made by and for children and adolescents and which will have the support of Clan, the children’s channel of RTVE, for its dissemination.Every day from Monday to Friday at 7:00 p.m., a new Clip Club TV program will be published on YouTube that will show how boys and girls are living these days of confinement, sharing the activities, initiatives and reflections that they are living at home.Granada donates 10,000 masks through the HOPE GROUPJiang Lizhang, founder and president of Hope Group and president of Granada, together with the Cultural Foundation of the Rong family and the China Overseas Development Association (CODA) have jointly started a donation of funds to help Spain in its fight against pandemic, sending 10,000 masks to the Consulate General of Spain in Shanghai, who will coordinate the reception and destination of them with the Government of Spain.Busquets joins the Gasol and Nadal initiativeMidfielder Sergio Busquets, one of the four captains of FC Barcelona, ​​joined this Friday the initiative of Rafael Nadal and Pau Gasol in the #nuestramejorvictoria campaign of the Red Cross to contribute with a donation to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “I also join the great initiative that @paugasol and @rafaelnadal have had with the #cruzrojaresponde project. Do you join?” Said the Barcelona player on his Instagram account.Fernando Alarza donates his breathing machine to the hospital set up in IfemaThe Spanish triathlete Fernando Alarza donated his height simulation machine to the field hospital in Ifema this Friday, with the aim of using it “as a respirator for patients” affected by the coronavirus. “As many of you know, my height training with iAltitude is essential, but now there are much more important things. Thanks to iAltitude we have donated my height simulation machine to the hospital mounted in Ifema, since it can be used as a respirator for patients who do so. need “, he commented from his official account on Instagram.last_img read more

Rafa Soares is the only footballer who has not played for Eibar

first_imgSo far they have participated in the Gipuzkoan team of First division 23 of the 24 players that make up the squad in the second round of the championship, two of whom were incorporated on loan in the winter transfer market, and precisely one of them is Rafa Soares. The Vitoria de Guimaraes has loaned it for 18 months, until June 30, 2021, and after Eibar will have a purchase option.The Portuguese left-back defender arrived at the Eibarresa entity on January 31, the last day that players could join. Since then, Eibar have played 6 league games, in which the Barça coach, José Luis Mendilibar, has not entered the plans, who, on the other hand, has had the other signing, Sebastián Cristóforo.The Portuguese player has been ruled out by the coach in 5 of the 6 games in which he could have acted. Only once has he been summoned. He entered a list of 18 cited for the duel against Real Sociedad (1-2) in Ipurua on Tuesday, March 10, which has gone down in history as the first game played behind closed doors in Spain by COVID-19. He was a substitute and did not get to play in a game without an audience, reason why their spirits from the bench and those of their companions, were the only ones that the Barça soccer players heard. Furthermore, the situation had changed in the past two months. And it is that in the first round there were many injured Eibar defenders (Iván Ramis, Anaitz Arbilla, José Ángel ‘Cote’, Esteban Burgos), and even Sergio Álvarez, who sometimes with Mendilibar acts in the center of the field as a pivot or as a central defender. This caused the coach to have to summon players from the subsidiary, CD Vitoria, from the Third Division on numerous occasions. On the other hand, since Rafa Soares arrived in February and March, there have been fewer troops in the ‘dry dock’, which has led to the fact that in most cases it has been ruled out by the coach.Second experience outside PortugalLuís Rafael Soares Alves (Marco de Canaveses, 1995) is living his second experience outside of Portugal, where he has spent most of his career.He was trained in the Porto youth academy, in whose team B he played between 2013 and 2016. Without making his debut in the first team of Porto, he was loaned to two teams from the Portuguese first division; in January 2016 to Académica Coimbra (2015-2016), and then to Río Ave (2016-2017). Later, he was loaned to Fulham (2017-2018) of the English second division, although after the transfer was canceled -he barely played- to the London club on January 31, 2018, he returned transferred to a Portuguese club, Portimonense (2017-2018) ).In the 2018-2019 season he signed for Vitoria Guimaraes and played 27 games, all of them as a starter. In the current campaign (2019-2020) he was ranked in 10 league games, one in the cup, and five in the Europa League (one of them against Arsenal). He has acted both in the lateral defense position and in a more offensive position, on the far left.Rafa Soares, 24, has been international in the lower categories of Portugal (sub’17, sub’19, sub’20 and sub’21).Dmitrovic, the one who has played the mostSerbian goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic is the Eibar player who has played the most minutes (2,340) until the 27th day of the league, intervening in 26 games. Only one match has been lost, in which Yoel Rodríguez participated, who has only played 90 minutes.Orellana (2,080 minutes), José Ángel ‘Cote’ (1,836), Arbilla (1,729), Pape Diop (1,650), Paulo Oliveira (1,590), Edu Expósito (1,582), Inui (1,475), Pedro León (1,460), Sergi Enrich (1,449) and Escalante (1,406) are, in addition to Dmitrovic, the 11 footballers most used by Mendilibar in the league competition. Perhaps he could have debuted three days later, but he couldn’t because the championship was halted by the coronavirus. And it was that the Real Madrid-Eibar duel was scheduled at the Santiago Bernabéu, on Friday March 13 (9:00 p.m.). It was the third match for the Catalans in 7 days, since Eibar-Mallorca (1-2) took place in Ipurua on Saturday, March 7; reason why Mendilibar would have made changes in the starting eleven to distribute efforts before the saturation of meetings.Rafa Soares was signed to shore up the position of left-back defense, who in the first round was a little ‘lame’ in the Eibarrés team, since there was only one specific footballer, José Ángel ‘Cote’ Valdés, who suffered several muscle injuries that prevented him from acting or was reduced by such mishaps.But José Ángel ‘Cote’ has been acting without missing a commitment since the Eibar-Granada duel (3-0) in Ipurua on December 20, the last meeting of the past 2019 for the azulgranas. The Asturian has completed the 90 minutes of the last 10 league games for the Eibar team, making it impossible for Rafa Soares to debut.last_img read more

AFE gathers the captains today: many think the same as Fali

first_imgThe Association of Spanish Soccer Players will meet on the afternoon of this Tuesday with the First Division captains. After doing so with the second-tier teams days ago, the union president, David Aganzo, will discuss with them today the protocol for returning to LaLiga training sessions, schedules and all the news in the world of football that directly affects them. In addition, it will be made available to everyone, along with Secretary General Diego Rivas, to clarify all doubts that exist regarding the negotiations that are taking place, club by club, with the ERTE as well as the cuts suffered by the players and those who are to come.The summit, via telematics, will take place only a few hours after Fali, Cádiz central, will explode in AS yesterday with some statements that have made a lot of difference between the players and the coaches, going one step further from the statements by Busquets, Suso, Setién, Oltra … A good part of them share them, especially when some have already made it clear that they are not He likes the pre-League concentrations proposed to be able to restart the competition and that they will only follow the instructions of the Government and Health. Cejudo was clear this Tuesday (see, attached, his Instagram), as Escudero (“Fali is right”) or the physical trainer of Almería, Javier Agenjo (“Protocol can be harmful to train”). Instagram | Álvaro Cejudo ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Álvaro Cejudo, a Racing player, shows his support for FaliInstagram | Álvaro Cejudo “They call me crazy but I won’t play; life is worth more than money,” said Fali. And added: “If they are 100% sure that we will not expose ourselves to the virus, sign a piece of paper. If something happens to us that will ruin their lives. Let the League return when we are really safe. If we put all the clubs hand in hand, they will not be able to play soccer. It cannot, no matter how much they force us. We are the protagonists and if the soccer players say no, it is no. It is so. We have to be everyone; not four. Let them think of all people, not themselves. Let them think of everything that can happen. Let them get into the worst. Because then the worst comes and they will say: if I had done this, it would not have happened. Well now we can do it, not when we play and on the third day there is a contagion “.AFE will also meet the next few days with LaLiga to address all the fears that right now it has faced in some points, in peace, the clubs with their footballers. Furthermore, the union will continue to participate in the different working groups coordinated by the CSD to analyze and decide all the decisions aimed at alleviating the effects of the crisis. AFE will also participate in the next meetings between the CSD, RFEF and LaLiga after not being present in the Viana Pact.last_img read more