Varane reveals his change of habits to prevent injuries: breakfast, work of balance …

first_imgThe injuries have marked Raphael Varane’s career. But there is one that the French central Real Madrid will never forget. It happened on May 11, 2013. That day, with Pepe punished for publicly censoring Mourinho for his stance regarding Casillas (“You have to have a little more respect for Iker), the Portuguese coach gave him the title and broke the right meniscus. A lesion much more complicated than it seemed at first because what was damaged was the external meniscus and not the internal. “72% of the external meniscus was removed, more or less,” he revealed in The spar. The shadow of that injury plans on Varane whenever, after chaining four or five games, he stops. But the Frenchman has already assured on more than one occasion that it is already perfect. Injuries have haunted him since his stage in France and that has strengthened him mentally- “We have to find solutions to solidify, to strengthen the injury and mentally, so as not to be afraid of coming into contact or doing certain careers, certain jumps. You have to take advantage of these stops to be stronger mentally and physically, to work on things where you don’t have time to work when you train and play all the time. The injury should not be seen as a waste of time, but rather as a time when you can work on something else and strengthen elsewhere, “says Onze Mondial.” Is the injury random? “They ask. French reveals: “Yes, that is the feeling I had. I kept looking to change certain things, certain habits. For 23 years I had the same breakfast. For one night I told myself that it didn’t work, that I was injured and changed (smiles). I changed some habits like that overnight. I looked, I looked. And right now, I’m doing pretty well, and I keep looking, improving all the time. “Varane’s daily work is also focused on prevention: “I work more on deep things: posture, joints, general balance … It really compensates the muscles. I try to anticipate where I might have tension and when I have it in certain places, the idea is to eliminate it as soon as possible, before the muscle suffers. “This season, the Frenchman has not suffered any injuries …last_img read more

Impressive Excelsior in ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup second round kick-off

first_imgThe Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW Manning Cup second-round kicks off today with a double-header at the Constant Spring Complex.In the first game, Excelsior High face-off against Jonathan Grant High at 1 p.m., to be followed by Holy Trinity High against Camperdown High at 3 p.m.The four teams are drawn in Group H and the battle for the semi-finals begin, so they will look to get off to a winning start.Excelsior High wear the favourites tag in the group as they have been impressive in all competitions this year.Coming off a big 5-0 win against Ocho Rios High in the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup last Friday at Sabina Park, the Mountain View Avenue-based institution must be on a high for this game.Excelsior also won their preliminary-round group ahead of many-time champions St George’s College. With that kind of form, Jonathan Grant could be in for a torrid time.WINNING STARTExcelsior’s coach Shavar Thomas has been guiding the team since summer and will look to players such as captain Christopher Thorpe, Cadine Graham, Thorne Buchanan, Ryan Spence and Raewin Senior for a winning start in the group today.However, Jonathan Grant, after finishing second behind Haile Selassie High in Group D in the first round, will certainly come to stop Excelsior.The Jonathan Grant team, which is coached by Oneil Thomas, who was a key striker for Excelsior when they won the Manning Cup in 1980, will look to key players Tahj Beckford, Jermaine Shorter, Delroy Grant and Issac Scott to create an upset.In the feature game, Holy Trinity are favoured to get the better of Camperdown. Holy Trinity were eliminated from the FLOW Super Cup by St Elizabeth Technical High School last Saturday and will be looking to rebound.Camperdown have not been impressive, despite finishing second in their preliminary-round group behind Wolmer’s Boys’, so they will have to work hard to get a positive result.Today’s gamesGroup HConstant Spring Complex1 p.m. – Excelsior High vs Jonathan Grant High3 p.m. – Holy Trinity High vs Camperdown Highlast_img read more

MMA fighter wanted in killings captured after escaping van

first_imgIn this photo provided by the Kent County Michigan Sheriff’s office, Cedric Marks is pictured in a booking photo in Grand Rapids, Mich., dated Jan. 8, 2019. The Montgomery County Texas Sheriff’s Office say Marks, facing three “pending murder charges”, has escaped from a private prisoner transport in Conroe, Texas, and is considered “extremely dangerous.” (Kent County Michigan Sheriff’s Office via AP)CONROE, Texas — An MMA fighter suspected of killing two people, including an ex-girlfriend, was captured Sunday after escaping from a prisoner transport van in Texas, authorities said.Cedric Marks was taken into custody after a nine-hour manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies, Montgomery County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Spencer said in a tweet Sunday evening. Marks was found hiding in a trash can and surrendered without incident, Conroe police said on their Facebook page.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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According to an arrest affidavit, she told detectives that she drove Swearingin’s vehicle to Austin in an attempt to hide it from investigators. It was found abandoned in the city Jan. 6.Ginell McDonough, who is Marks’ wife and the mother of two of his two children, is jailed in Muskegon County, Michigan, on an obstruction of justice charge. She is accused of allowing Marks and Maxwell to stay in her home between Jan. 5 and Jan. 9.Jail records do not list an attorney for either woman.Marks compiled a record of 31-28-0 during his professional MMA career, which began in 1999, according to mixedmartialarts.com. His last fight was in September.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Dorcy McGinnis said during a news conference.McGinnis said murder warrants were issued Sunday for Marks in last month’s killings of an ex-girlfriend, Jenna Scott, and a friend of hers, Michael Swearingin, who disappeared Jan. 4 and were found buried in a shallow grave in Clearview, Oklahoma, on Jan. 15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMarks was arrested in Michigan last month on a Bell County, Texas, charge alleging that on Aug. 21, he broke into Scott’s home in Temple, which is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of Austin. Authorities say he escaped while being transferred to Bell County to face that charge.Scott requested a protective order against Marks last July, accusing him of choking her unconscious twice, Temple television station KCEN reported. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Each time he allowed me to regain consciousness and then he choked me out again,” Scott said in an affidavit.The protective order request was denied.She also reported to police that Marks had broken into her home in August while her daughter, who was 9, was there. She said he took her cellphone to prevent her from calling 911.The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office’s initial tweet about Sunday’s escape said Marks was facing three “pending murder charges,” but it didn’t immediately respond to requests for further information about those charges.Police in Bloomington, Minnesota, say Marks remains a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of April Pease, who was the mother of one of his children. The two were involved in a fierce custody dispute in Washington state and Pease, who had a drug problem, went to live in a Bloomington women’s shelter because she said she was afraid of Marks. Like Scott, Pease alleged that Marks had choked her unconscious on more than one occasion, according to a court custody investigator. Pease went missing in March 2009 and Marks got custody of their son.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Transportation Fares Sky Rocket Again in Monrovia

first_imgIn spite of the reductions in the pump prices of petroleum products, transportation fares continue to sky rocket, to the detriment of commuters and businesspeople in Monrovia.The Ministries of Commerce and Industry and Transport continue to remain mute as the economic hardship continues to plague Liberians and businesspeople week after week.Regrettably, commercial drivers and other public transport providers continue to exhibit the highest degree of defiance and transport fares have spiraled beyond the reach of ordinary Liberians in the country.Each day of the week public transport providers continue to announce new fares to various destinations in and around Monrovia.In spite of the persistent public outcries, in some instances against the Liberian Government, by commuters and businesspeople, the situation remains very worrisome and complex.On many occasions, commuters and businesspeople are heard saying, the suffering and severe economic hardships of Liberians are cause for celebration for some Government officials.Many of them riding in their big official cars over the years in Monrovia and other parts of the country, seem to have taken solace in the hardships of the Liberian people, they said.Unfortunately, every day at many street corners, ordinary Liberians and businesspeople are seen stranded, frustrated and sad, enduring the hardships of acute shortage of transportation and fare hikes.Ironically, the 52 buses donated to the GOL by the Indian Government, remain parked at the National Transit Authority (NTA) compound for reasons best known to the authorities.Some commuters and businesspeople travelling from the business district of Paynesville say they are still paying triple in transport fares to come to central Monrovia.At the same time those trekking from the commercial district of Duala on Bushrod Island, encounter similar hardships at the hands of unscrupulous commercial drivers.Businesspeople and commuters board buses and taxis from the commercial district of Waterside for the Red-light and Duala Markets experiencing the same increased fares.“Our socio-economic hardships and frustrating encounters with commercial drivers are squarely and the collective responsibilities of law enforcement officers in Monrovia,” Duala businessman John B. Bestman lamented.For his part, Red-light Market businessman Samuel B. Harrison during the weekend told the Daily Observer that over the years the Liberian Government has placed no premium on the provision of sustained commercial transport vehicles in Monrovia and its environs.“It is my hope and expectation that in 2015 our government will place serious priority on the provision of adequate transport vehicles in Monrovia and other parts of our country,” Mr. Harrison pleaded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Don’t Vote on Sentiments’

first_imgRep. Rick TowehRep. Toweh tells voters in TappitaRepresentative Ricks Toweh (Nimba County District #6) has called on the citizens of his district not to vote on sentiments, saying they should rather vote for an individual who can do or deliver.Speaking in Tappita at the Liberty Party campaign rally recently, Toweh cautioned voters to be mindful of making their decisions on October 10 and urged them to vote for “someone who is able to carry development in their communities and the district in general.”Meanwhile, Toweh called on the voters to vote for him to continue development initiatives he has undertaken in the district.Although Toweh has been heavily criticized for not doing enough in the district since he was elected in 2011, he outlined several achievements, including schools, road rehabilitation, and creation of jobs for the young people as proof.He mentioned the construction of a school in Gbanapea; advocating for the rehabilitation of the Graie–Behwalay Road, a project funded by USAID; and the rehabilitation of the Dialah–Kweepea Road, which he said was done with money from his pocket, as more proof of his work for the district.Rep. Toweh said if elected for the second term, he will build a medical college in Tappita, will ensure that Tappita has a modern drinking water facility and electrify the city.He was elected on the ticket of the defunct National Union of Democratic Progress of Senator Prince Johnson in 2011. There have been lots of criticisms of his failure to deliver to his people during his six years in power.Toweh is one of the representatives who is yet to identify any project sponsored by the Legislative Support Fund.The Chief Compound in Tappita, which was earmarked as one of the projects he was undertaking, is still in ruins, while shortage of chairs has remained one of some of the factors affecting the public school in Nimba County District #6.The district has 24,015 registered voters, with about 21 voting centers, according to the National Elections Commission’s final voter registration report.There are over 10 representative candidates vying for the lone district seat.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

U.S. War College Admits First AFL Personnel

first_imgLt/Col. T-bai eventually becomes student at one of U.S. prestigious colleges.The United States prestigious National War College in Pennsylvania, has admitted Lieutenant/Colonel Roland T-bai Murphy I, an officer of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) to pursue a Master Degree in National Security Strategy, a release has said.The National War College is an Ivy League institution, which seeks to educate future leaders of the Armed Forces Department of State, and other civilian agencies for high-level policy, command and staff responsibilities.According to the release, the training opportunity is part of the much assistance the United States Government is rendering to the AFL since 2006, when the restructuring process started.Lt/Col. Murphy, who is the current Military Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Major/General Prince C. Johnson, joined the AFL in 2007, and has occupied several top positions.Murphy holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Administration from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University, and a Master Degree in International Affairs and Defense Studies from the Nigerian National Defense Academy in Kaduna, Nigeria.Before his departure for the United States of America, Lt/Col. Murphy lauded AFL High Command, authorities at the Ministry of National Defense, and the United States Government for the opportunity to study at one of America’s prestigious institutions.He stressed that upon completion of his studies, knowledge gained will greatly help the AFL in its drive to deliver professional services to the people of Liberia, and the world at large.He becomes the first Liberian soldier to be admitted into the United States National War College in the history of the Liberian Army.For Maj/Gen. Johnson, he expressed gratitude to the United States Government for the opportunity granted the AFL by allowing one of its personnel to study at the War College.According to Johnson, the U.S. Government’s gesture will further boost the morale of the AFL as it continues to contribute to the rebuilding process of the country, and the maintenance of regional peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Datebook 3/13

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ventura County Writers Club will meet, 7 p.m., Borders Books, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Call (805) 985-6336. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. TODAY Winter botanical drawing workshop, 11 a.m., Sooky Goldman Nature Center, 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills. Bring drawing supplies. Meet at William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom. Reservations: call (310) 858-7272. Yosemite’s High Sierra storytelling program, 12:30 p.m., Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. Free with museum admission. Call (323) 667-2000. Night hike, 7 p.m., Griffith Park. Meet at upper Merry-Go-Round parking lot by 6:45 p.m. Call (323) 913-4688. last_img read more

No much transfer activity for Gor- Kerr

first_img“I think I am happy with the squad the way it is. I would only wish to add one more striker and that’s what we are looking for. But at this point of the season, it is hard to get a good one but we will keep looking. I just want to add in some element of competition in the squad to make sure everyone is working,” the tactician noted.The tactician has also hinted he had wanted to keep winger Oliver Maloba who has been signed by Tusker FC on Friday with the former City Stars man having left the team at the beginning of the season.-Gor back to focus on league-The Gor Mahia team that started against USM Alger at the Kasarani Stadium on May 16, 2018 in a CAF Confederation Cup match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMeanwhile, the league leaders will shift their attention to the league assignments after a comfortable 5-0 win over Kenpoly in the Football Kenya Federation Shield as they tackle Ulinzi Stars in Nakuru on Saturday.K’Ogalo are still unbeaten on top of the standings with a six point buffer and four matches at hand. This game against the soldiers will be one of the four.Coach Kerr knows he will be in for a tough ride and says he will go in with his strongest squad to ensure the unbeaten run is kept intact.“I have just read in the press their coach saying they will come in to break our unbeaten run. I know it will be tough because everyone wants to beat us. Also, Ulinzi is a tough team physically and they have lots of running in them,” the coach noted.Gor Mahia players celebrate their last minute equalizer during their Kenyan Premier League match against Sofapaka on May 20, 2018 in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaOver their last 18 meetings, Gor have had the brightest days winning eight of those games, losing four and drawing six. Gor have won four of their last five games and are on top of their form while Ulinzi are winless in four, drawing two and losing a similar number.While Gor and Ulinzi battle it out in the league, the rest of the clubs will be turning their attention to the Shield Round of 32.The headline fixture of the weekend will be down in Mombasa where 2015 champions Bandari play their 2016 counterparts Tusker FC. Tusker have been struggling to mint results in the league and playing the Shield would be a welcome distraction for head coach Robert Matano as he looks to steady the ship.Bandari are on a better run of form having won two of their last three league matches and coach ken Odhiambo is hoping to pick a win as they look to vie for a second title.Defending champions AFC Leopards who are on a run of three consecutive wins will meanwhile be away to Rainforest at the Karuturi Stadium in NaivashaFKF Shield fixtures:SaturdayMwatate United vs Ushuru (Wundanyi Stadium, 3 pm), Bandari vs Tusker (Mbaraki Grounds, 3 pm), Leysa vs KCB (Camp Toyoyo, 1 pm), Kariobangi Sharks vs Wazito (Camp Toyoyo, 3.15 pm), Posta Rangers vs Kisumu Hot Stars (Green Stadium Kericho, 1 pm), Kisumu All Stars vs Riverplate (Moi Stadium Kisumu, 3 pm), Ligi Ndogo vs Modern Coast Rangers (Hope Center, 3 pm)SundayVegpro vs Vihiga United (Karuturi Grounds, 1 pm), Rainforest vs AFC Leopards (Karuturi Grounds, 3.15 pm), Friend Zone vs Zetech University (Camp Toyoyo, 11 am), Sofapaka vs Baba Dogo United (Camp Toyoyo, 1 pm), Kenya Police vs Nzoia Sugar (Narok Stadium, 3 pm), Western Stima vs Bidco United (Moi Stadium Kisumu, 3 pm), Bungoma Superstars vs Transfoc (Kanduyi Stadium, 3 pm).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says every player will play agains Hull City.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 22- Kenyan Premier League defending champions Gor Mahia’s head coach Dylan Kerr says he is only looking for one striker in the June transfer window and will not be going for many changes at the club.The league leaders have been silent in the transfer window which has eight days before closing and Kerr says overall he is quite pleased with the squad he has.last_img read more

Ex-Man City and Real Madrid star joins Guangzhou Evergrande

first_img Robinho in action for Brazil Former Manchester City and Real Madrid forward Robinho has signed for Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande on a free transfer.The Brazilian will link up with former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, who joined the club earlier on this summer for £9.9m.The 31-year-old had offers from sides in the Middle East, but he has instead elected to move to China on a six-month deal where he will be coached by former Brazil and Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.A statement on the Guangzhou Evergrande’s website read: “July 16, 2015 in the afternoon, Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club officially announced Brazilian striker Robson de Souza (Robinho) formally signed.“Robinho joined on a free contract for a period of six months. After the expiration of the contract the club have a priority right of renewal.“The player will wear jersey number 60. He will have his medical around July 20 after joining up with the team in Guangzhou.” 1last_img read more

Gusts to return today, but wildfire risk reduced

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre But a more serious wind event is expected late Friday into Saturday morning, with gusts of 55 mph, according to NWS forecasters. A similar situation will prevail in Orange and San Diego counties in the Santa Ana Mountains and foothills. “Gusts in these areas could locally reach 60 mph,” according to an advisory issued by the NWS office in San Diego. However, “it is important to note that this offshore wind event is expected to be considerably cooler in nature as compared to our October events,” according to an NWS advisory. In addition to the wind, “there is the potential for a significant drying trend, with humidities possibly falling into the single digits,” according to an NWS advisory, which said a Fire Weather Watch may have to be issued later this week. At the same time, temperatures are dropping, and “wind-sheltered locations will likely experience much colder nighttime temperatures” beginning tonight and “continuing through much of the holiday weekend.” Amid cooler conditions, gusty winds will return to the Southland today, but without creating a high risk of wildfire, forecasters said. High pressure building across the Great Basin will bring “a return of weak to moderate offshore winds to portions of southwest California” today, said a National Weather Advisory. As a result, it said, northeast winds of between 20 and 30 miles per hour, with gusts of 45 mph, are expected to blow through the passes and canyons of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through early this afternoon. At the same time, humidity levels will come down in wind-exposed areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties today, but “it does not appear that the duration of critical Red Flag thresholds will be met,” the advisory said. A freeze watch was in effect in the Antelope Valley until 9 a.m. today and may be reissued this week, according to the NWS, and a wind advisory will be in effect in the mountains and valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties until 2 p.m. “Motorists traveling during this holiday week should be prepared for the possibility of gusty winds near passes and canyons and our first round of sub-freezing temperatures across far interior sections of the Southland,” according to an NWS advisory.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more