A year of Lei

first_imgIn a recent talk with AS, coach Jordi Vinyals, who between 2015 and mid-2019 was the architect who built the Qingdao Huanghai from nowhere, now in the Chinese Super League, explained that it is about “an impact athlete in his country, as at the time happened with Yao Ming and basketball. The Chinese are very idolaters in sports in which they do not stand out as a power, and Wu Lei is a paradigm, “explained Vinyals, who therefore considers his signing” was a total success on the part of the owner of Espanyol“. As a clue, Espanyol has budgeted for this year 2019-20 an increase of 37 percent in commercial and advertising revenues, up to 14.77 million. And that without counting the contribution of Manbet X, a gaming company that He has left Real Madrid to sponsor Espanyol, although mysteriously the agreement has not yet been made public.Wu Lei is able to pulverize the sale of t-shirts (40,000 with its number and name in its first four months, much more than the sum of the other players) or cause more than 40 percent of Espanyol’s followers on social networks are Chinese, thanks to platforms such as Weibo, WeChat or Toutiao, which the entity takes care of daily with native personnel adding content. How brutal is the Wu Lei phenomenon? But nothing would be Wu Lei if sports performance didn’t accompany him. The best soccer player in China, who He has received two Golden Balls from his country since he landed in Espanyol, has already participated in 46 official matches between LaLiga, the Europa League and the Copa del Rey, in which he has scored nine goals. One of them, on May 18, signed the return of Espanyol to continental competitions after 13 seasons. And it earned him to leave on Cornellà’s shoulders. And, speaking of shoulders, he agreed to play five months with a damaged one.It is clear that Wu has fallen. And that, with his family, he adapts more every day. “You can already understand a conversation in Spanish, even if it costs him to express himself “, he affirms to this newspaper Daniel Yan, correspondent for Titan Sports, which tells the player’s daily life for Chinese readers. “He has managed to change the country’s football culture in record time. At first, if Wu didn’t play, people insulted Espanyol, the coach, the teammate who played instead. But now they have understood the circumstances, their own abilities and the level of LaLiga. “Weibo ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Wu Lei posed in the prolegames of the match against Athletic holding a shirt that read the motto “Cheer up, Wuhan!” In both Spanish and Chinese, alluding to his compatriots affected by the coronavirus.Weibo “Many few do a lot; many grains of sand make a pagoda.” With a Chinese proverb, of those who like to pronounce the Espanyol owner Chen Yansheng, it could gloss the first anniversary since Wu Lei landed at the parakeet club, on January 28, 2019. An economically opaque operation (published in China that paid two million to Cornellà to Shanghai SIPG, its original equipment, an amount clearly below the market price), but that, grain by grain, has been reporting huge revenues to Espanyol.The attacker’s impact It has been such that it became part determinant (along with television revenues and Europeans) for LaLiga to extend the salary limit of the parakeet club. That is, so that Raúl de Tomás, Adrián Embarba and Leandro Cabrera could sign. As it is. Hence, sports and corporate area will go to the greed to be attributed the merit. From a financial point of view, Wu Lei has attracted two capital sponsors, LD Sports (which looks on the front of the shirt at a rate of about four million euros a year) and iFlytek, whose benefits are unknown. “The same goes for his teammates, who increasingly know their qualities better. And those who get along better with him, like Naldo or Vargas, are also very popular in China and people worry when they don’t play, “says Yan.The play, which a year ago raised more than reasonable doubts, has become a ‘win win’, as was found after the goal of Wu Lei in the derby against Barça: gave a valuable draw and, bouncing, thes shares of Rastar Group, the conglomerate owner of Espanyol, grew by more than 100 million in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.Now the question lies in whether there will be a second anniversary. Your contract expires in December of this 2020, renewable for another calendar year.. The future can also be Lei’s.last_img read more

Campbell boosts Scorpions ahead of tough clash

first_img It also put Jamaica to within a point of qualification of the semi-finals, with two return-leg group matches to go. Their next matchup will be today against the Pride, who defeated them in their first meeting with their final group game being against ICC Americas. Campbell, who at the start of the tournament was struggling with the bat while opening, the innings, but after three matches was pushed down the order to number six, in identifying where the team came up well, pointed to their efforts in the field. “We just stuck with our plans as we weren’t necessarily getting quick wickets, and it turned around the game.” Campbell, who is also vice-captain of the team, in the meanwhile, was happy with his returns and said that he was looking forward to their next match. “I am very happy with my performance. It has been going well as this is my third innings at number six, and I have got two good scores. I even wanted to be at the end, but unfortunately, that did not happen. But the contribution was good enough.” He added: “I also thought we bowled really well. Jerome Taylor and all the guys. It was a very good effort. We have Barbados next, and definitely, that will be a tough game. We just need to continue to stick to our plans.” SCOREBOARD JAGUARS A Fudadin run out 57 R Chandrika run out 13 R Reifer c Taylor b Campbell 54 *L Johnson c Powell b McCarthy 3 S Chanderpaul c Taylor b Campbell 17 C Barnwell lbw b Campbell 0 S Jacobs st Walton b Campbell 4 +A Bramble c Miller b Powell 39 V Permaul c wkp Walton b Taylor 30 D Bishoo run out 0 R Beaton not out 1 Extras: (lb6, w11) 17 TOTAL: (all out, 49.4 overs) 235 Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-124, 3-129, 4-147, 5-147, 6-164, 7-165, 8-224, 9-226, 10-235. Bowling: Taylor 10-1-44-1 (w3), Leveridge 6-2-26-0 (w2), Powell 6-0-32-1 (w2), Jacobs 2-0-14-0 (w1), Miller 10-0-55-0, Campbell 10-0-43-4 (w3), McCarthy 5-0-15-1. Result: Scorpions won by 20 runs. Man-of-the-Match: John Campbell. Extras: (lb4, w13) 17 TOTAL: (all out, 49.4 overs) 255 Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-39, 3-129, 4-154, 5-182, 6-229, 7-239, 8-245, 9-254, 10-255. Bowling: Reifer 8.4-1-38-4 (w4), Beaton 8-1-33-2 (w5), Jacobs 8-0-54-0, Permaul 8-0-44-0, Bishoo 7-0-37-0, Barnwell 10-0-45-2 (w4). Man-of-the-Match, batsman John Campbell, has described Jamaica Scorpions’ victory over Guyana Jaguars in return-leg action of the WICB Regional Super50 as a major boost in their quest to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament. Jamaica led by 42, and a four-wicket haul from Campbell defeated Guyana by 20 runs in the contest, which was played at Kensington Oval. Electing to bat, the Scorpions first posted 255, with Campbell playing second fiddle to United States-native, opener Steven Taylor, who got 86, and AndrÈ McCarthy, who made 45. The Robert Samuels-coached unit then returned to limit Guyana to 235, with Campbell, bowling part-time off-spin, getting good support from fellow part-timer, McCarthy, one for 15 off five overs, and all-rounder Rovman Powell, one for 32 off 6.4. “It’s a big boost for us beating Guyana twice,” stated Campbell. “It was a crucial win as basically, it could be described as a final whereby we knew that if we had won, we would have all but knocked them out of the semi-finals.” The victory, which was Jamaica’s fourth in six outings with the other two ending in defeats, also maintained their position of second in Group B behind tournament co-hosts Barbados Pride. CLOSE TO QUALIFICATION SCORPIONS +C Walton c Jacobs b Reifer 6 S Taylor run out 86 J Blackwood c Jacobs b Reifer 5 A McCarthy c Beaton b Barnwell 45 D Thomas c Bishoo b Barnwell 17 J Campbell run out 42 R Powell c Jacobs b Beaton 24 D Jacobs c (sub) Hetmyer b Beaton 3 J Taylor b Reifer 8 *N Miller c and b Reifer 1 R Leveridge not out 1last_img read more

UP Lawyer Criticizes Rep. Zarzar for Challenging Senatorial Candidates

first_imgHaving challenged the eligibility of several candidates of the ruling Unity Party (UP), to contest the pending special senatorial elections, Sinoe County, District #3 Representative Matthew Zarzar has been heavily criticized by executives of the party.Rep. Zarzar, a UP executive, wrote a complaint against presidential appointed officials that won their primaries and were  qualified by the National Elections Commission (NEC) to contest the special senatorial elections.In his complaint, the Sinoe Lawmaker claimed that the officials continue to perform their executive functions in contravention of part five of the 2014 Code of Conduct Act.He said it was wrong  for presidential appointees who were elected by their parties to contest the elections to continue performing their executive functions.Besides, he said, the National Elections Commission should furnish him with the full names of all public officials who are in that category. However, an executive of the party, who addressed journalists on Tuesday, September 2, described the lawmaker’s action as “disappointing and an act of complete dishonesty.”Atty. Miller Catakaw  said, they were shocked and disappointed by the manner in which their executive was going about challenging his own members, who are senatorial candidates of the party. “Why would the party executive challenged his colleagues?” Atty. Catakwa wondered.He went to say; “It was the party that made him a representative; we all rallied around him, to get him to where he is.   How would he fight others and the party’s decision.”According to the lawyer, Zarzar’s complaint to the NEC  has been dismissed.“NEC said that the complaint lacked substance, because he filed it after the constitutional period provided for an individual to challenge the candidacy of an aspirant,” Atty. Catakwa asserted, quoting NEC’s ruling.“His action has brought the party into  public ridicule. He benefited from the party and does not want other executives to enjoy similar opportunity,” the UP lawyer emphasized. “Rep. Zarzar is enjoying [benefits] from the party and is now trying to undermine the efforts  of other executives.” The lawyer added,  “We are surprised by  the UP executive’s action. He benefited from the arrangement of the party and now he is fighting other partisans from enjoying similar [gestures].”Lamenting the behavior of Rep. Zarzar at the time the nation is fighting against the deadly Ebola virus, Atty. Catakwa said, “Instead of worrying about measures to defeat the Ebola virus that is killing our people, he is going about fighting his own partisans.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LWSC, NTA to Receive Huge CRS Funds

first_imgThe Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) and the National Transit Authority, through a recommendation, have been singled out to be recipients of a large portion of government’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds.The Liberian government is now strategizing how to synchronize all CSR funds from various State Owned Enterprises, Commissions and Agencies to support government’s priority projects.This, according to Minister of Finance and Development Planning Amara Konneh, is in an effort to ensure that these funds meet the dire needs of the Liberian masses. This is a change from when each SOE was responsible to carry out its own CSR programs, but such programs are yet to make any impact in the lives of ordinary Liberians.Minister Konneh noted that synchronizing all of the SOEs CSR funds to prioritize specific central government initiatives in order to support performing utility entities that are impacting the lives of the people or those that need to start doing that, are necessities that are now overwhelming.According to the Finance and Development Planning boss, government’s decision to now try to synchronize the CRS funds is because the SOEs are not spending wisely their corporate social responsibility funds which have increased from over US$300 thousand from 2006 to US$13million, to trickle down to the ordinary people.Minister Konneh identified the LWSC and NTA as two of those institutions which if fully supported, will impact the lives of Liberians through the provision of service which will at the same time leave a good legacy for the President when she ends her mandate in early 2018. He said before an entity can qualify for such support, Government has to ensure its financial viability and operational effectiveness. He praised the LWSC for doing an excellent job by providing pipe-borne water supply throughout central Monrovia and other parts through its recent 90 days deliverable.He noted that a substantial amount of money from the CRS funds will be placed in a water fund to empower LWSC to be more effective in providing water for the entire citizenry. We have to invest a huge amount of funds in pipe-borne water supply through LWSC, said Minister Konneh.“There is urgency for us to provide safe drinking water to our people. It is sad to see our people in the morning with gallons on their heads going from well to well searching for water. This water thing is urgent and we must begin to act now. We must give the LWSC the necessary support to provide water to our people,” stressed.“Madam President, the LWSC is doing a tremendous job in Monrovia and there is a need for them to be supported more to continue this good work. With just a small amount of US$1M this corporation was able to do a tremendous job in Monrovia, what about when we provide them with US$13M? They will do a whole lot.”The LEC was on the extreme of LWSC, receiving a lot of criticism for doing little to provide electricity in the capital.The entity’s officials were also accused of internally stabbing the entity in the back by being involved in criminal activities which are impeding the provision of electricity in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Video: Look at what Liverpool and Chelsea are missing!

first_imgFernando Torres might be viewed as something of a flop in England following an ill-fated stint at Chelsea, but he was treated to a hero’s welcome when he went back to Atletico Madrid at the start of the year.And on the evidence of this video, it’s not hard to see why.last_img

One man, one vote?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Nerds have civil rights, too, right?” (Their Opinions, Jan. 9): I take exception to Rich Lowry’s comment, which implies that since Joe Biden is a senator from a less populous state, he does not represent one man, one vote. The Senate was not established to defend this principle but to let states with fewer people avoid being bullied by larger states. The House of Representatives gives each state its proportionate clout. The two complementary houses of Congress work together to balance the executive and judicial branches of government; thus, the balance of power protects the American people in an imperfect but very effective manner. Samuel Alito may be a well-qualified judge. Unlike Mr. Lowry, I believe that he is not a pro-law, pro-radical ideologue unlikely to uphold the rights of the common people. Gay Lannon Sherman Oaks Never go back to LAUSD Re “Chartered waters” (Jan. 9): I worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 33 years and would never, ever think of returning. Charter schools are the future. Large districts cannot focus on individual schools – where they are going and what they are doing. Each school is an individual one and needs to be treated that way. Administrators in a large district cannot see beyond their offices. I invite anyone who is interested in charter schools to visit one and see what a change there is when a school breaks away from a large district. I have often extended an invitation to LAUSD board members and Superintendent Roy Romer, but so far they have not seemed interested. Stephanie Schwartz Granada Hills Time, not money Re “Stealth power rampant” (Jan. 8, 2006): The payment of fees for representation does not a lobbyist make. Anyone who represents anything, including a homeowners group or a union, should be required to register as a lobbyist. It is the time spent by the lobbyist, not the dollars paid to the advocate, that reflects the potential to influence a decision maker. The concept behind reporting lobbying activities is supposedly to level the playing field between those who are paid to represent a project and those who take a position on a project without pay. However, the playing field will not be level until there is transparency as to the attempts by all interested parties, paid or not, to try to influence a decision maker. Wendy M. Brogin Sherman Oaks High bucks per acre Re “City’s parks falling apart” (Jan. 10): It was with interest I read Recreation and Parks Department General Manager Jon Kirk Mukri’s insinuation that one of the problems uncovered in the parks audit was due to Proposition 13. He never mentioned that it just might possibly be due to the outlandish state, city or county budgeting for salaries, perks and benefits that prevent us from hiring more workers. If these few maintenance workers get pay comparable to that of the majority of city workers, then they are among the highest paid workers per acre in the nation. Don Segien Canoga Park Wiretap hysteria All of the hysteria about President George W. Bush authorizing wiretapping of Americans who make overseas calls that may be connected to terrorism seems a little overwrought, especially since Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton did precisely the same thing. James F. Glass Chatsworth Drumroll, please… Re “Arnold plans no new taxes” (Jan. 11): Let’s hope this is not just lip service. Ed Schlossman Thousand Oaks Liberal sense? See the economy? See the stock market? See the unemployment numbers? Then let’s keep the tax cuts permanent. Or is that too much common sense for the liberal men and women in Congress who seem to own most of the districts in Southern California? R.J. Johnson North Hollywood Misnamed at birth Based upon Judge Samuel Alito’s apparent philosophy with respect to the rights of big business, the rights of employees, admission to Princeton University and the establishment of an imperial presidency, it appears that the correct spelling of his name should be “Elite-o.” Marshall Barth Encino Past behavior It is instructive to listen to the answers that Judge Samuel Alito gives about his past. When questioned about his membership in Concerned Alumni of Princeton, a group that opposed co-education at Princeton and admission of minorities to the university, Alito said that he could not remember much about the group and was not a founder nor an active member. While it is not unusual for an ambitious young man to seek patronage from the powerful, the fact that he chose as his patrons those who sought to exclude women and minorities from higher education indicates something about Alito’s character. He seems to be a person who follows rather than leads and possesses a compromised sense of social justice. That alone should exclude him from the high court. Paul Gonzales La Crescenta It’s all about perspective Re “Big difference” (Your Opinions, Jan. 11): In his letter Alan N. Toffel, like all supporters of the Bush Doctrine, would have us believe that those who criticize the Iraq war are being critical of the troops. I don’t know any American who is critical of our brave men and women in uniform. I do know many who are critical of Commander in Chief George W. Bush, who misled them into an undeclared war of his choice without proper vehicular or body armament and dismissed his chief of staff who disagreed with him about numbers. Jack Allen was right: Bill O’Reilly is an idiot. One person’s “freedom fighter” is another’s “terrorist.” It all depends on whose family has been destroyed. Philip Wilt Van Nuys Cold-blooded administration Re David Horsey’s cartoon on Monday’s editorial page: I could write an essay on how true the cartoon is about the economy – and how it reveals the totally cold-blooded nature of this Republican administration and Congress. Among tons of other abuses, it is illustrated most clearly by two items: our vice president casting the tie-breaking vote for the most unfeeling budget I have ever seen, and the cynical nature of the rebuilding of New Orleans through no-bid contracts to Halliburton and Bechtel. I majored in American history and can confidently say this is the worst, most corrupt administration in history, led by the worst president we have ever had. Our only hope is a Democratic Congress in the fall. William Vallow Arcadia Free the HOV! Re: “Sign it, Arnold” (Our opinions, Jan. 11): The only thing that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to sign is an executive order opening all car-pool lanes to all motorists alike. Governor, open these unjust car-pool lanes to all motorists just as you promised to do; otherwise, we’ll elect a new governor who will. Robert L. Rosebrock Brentwood Welcome to Valley politics Re: “City of neighborhoods” (Our Opinions, Jan. 10): While Gail Goldberg is getting the lay of the Los Angeles Planning Department and learning about L.A.’s unique neighborhoods, I’d like to offer my services to show off the San Fernando Valley’s equestrian communities. She’ll also need to get a lay of the politics and learn why politically connected developers have been able to rezone 17,500-square-foot horse-keeping lots to 11,000-square-foot nonequestrian properties when nearby Burbank allows horses on as little as 6,800 square feet. It’s time to analyze horse-keeping from head to tail to avoid disenfranchising Valley equestrians and prompting nightmare lawsuits for the city. Jerry England Chatsworthlast_img read more


first_imgTHE man charged with the aggravated burglary of 96-year-old Buncrana pensioner Greta Lilly has been charged with committing a second theft offence.Thomas Alcock, 48, has been remanded in custody charged with breaking into Mrs Lilly’s home in January.He also faced a second charge of attempted theft at a house in Trim, Co Meath, two days later. He is due to appear in court again on March 14. REVEALED: GRETA LILLY BURGLARY SUSPECT CHARGED WITH SECOND THEFT OFFENCE was last modified: February 28th, 2013 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)last_img read more


first_imgA JUDGE has issued arrest warrants for the detention of several Romanian nationals after they failed to appear in court.All faced charges of theft or handling stolen goods after an incident at Whoriskeys Spar shop in Ramelton on November 15 last year.Lamita Mihail, aged 20, of West View, Roseberry, Newbridge, Co Kildare, along with Marcyt Mihai, aged 19, Suraj Mihai, aged 21, and Terca Rostas, aged 24, all of the same address were due to appear at Letterkenny District Court. However Judge Paul Kelly was told by Inspector David Kelly that all four had not appeared in court.Rostas is also wanted in Naas for failing to appear in court there.All are accused of theft and/or handling stolen goods at the well-known Ramelton store.BENCH WARRANTS ISSUED FOR ARRESTS OF ROMANIAN THIEF SUSPECTS was last modified: February 25th, 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:Rameltonromanianthief suspectslast_img read more


first_imgPersonal and business account holders with the Ulster Bank have spoken of their frustration of the pending closure of the bank’s Moville branch.Ulster Bank is due to close in Moville shortly.The bank is due to close its doors in just three weeks time as part of a nationwide restructuring.But customers in the Inishowen town have spoken out saying no arrangements are in place for local people to do their banking without having to travel to Buncrana. One customer who contacted Donegal Daily said “Does Ulsterbank feel no responsibility to the local community? Small businesses in the area are already struggling without the added inconvenience of having to travel a 48 mile round trip to do their banking or switch to an alternative bank.“There is also the risk of the reduction in trade by discouraging people to visit the town.“Surely the bank need to put some process in place for deposits to be made locally providing some facilities for their customers?”ANGER AS ULSTER BANK TO CLOSE ITS DOORS IN INISHOWEN TOWN was last modified: March 3rd, 2015 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:closuredonegalmovilleulster banklast_img read more

SA sport’s fantastic fans

first_img20 May 2004Fans are the lifeblood of the sporting industry. Without them, a sizeable chunk of the world’s media would be out of a job, outdoor advertising would be restricted to bus stops, and sponsorships would not have been invented.For many South Africans, supporting, playing, living, breathing sport is simply the way things are. It is how they are meant to be. And they wouldn’t want it any other way.Many years ago, I read an interesting book by James Michener. Not a novel the size of a brick, which is what most people think he produces, it was called simply “Michener on Sport”. A true fan of sport, Michener named just three countries as being absolutely fanatical about sport: the then East Germany, Australia, and South Africa.The fans and the flagToday’s South African sports fans are easily spotted – the flag “new” South African catches the eye at sporting events around the world. And with face-painting so much in vogue, it is common to see the six colours leaping out from cheering South African faces.The ubiquitous flags are popular items on sale at big matches, along other regalia. Supporters’ kit and memorabilia are big business in South Africa, and soccer’s Bafana Bafana, rugby’s Springboks, and cricket’s Proteas sell huge numbers of shirts.South African sports fans love a winner, but they can be extremely critical of failure, and the chorus of disquiet when things are not going well can become quite deafening.However, despite dire predictions, and ceaseless complaints, South African sports fans continue to support their teams. Even when national support is not an issue, South Africans are true sport lovers at heart. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more