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Extra-curricular activities integral for well-rounded students – Henry

first_img… Secondary Schools Cricket League launchedMINISTER within the Ministry of Education, Dr Nicolette Henry, believes the return of cricket into the school system is a most welcome one.The minister, who was speaking on Wednesday at the launch of the Secondary Schools Cricket League said the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, in particular, firmly considers that extra-curricular activities, such as music and sports, in any form, play an integral part in producing well-rounded students.Also attending the revival ceremony of nationwide schools cricket were GCB president, secretary and Territorial Development Officer, Drubahadur, Anand Sanasie and Colin Stuart, National Sports Commission (NSC) Administrative Officer Gervy Harry, and Child Protection Officer, Orette Francois.“I see this National Secondary Schools competition just like the annual schools athletics championship, as a feeder system or nursery, from which we can get the cream of our cricketers and athletes. I hope through this competition we will be able to identify and groom those of you, who will not only represent Guyana, but also hopefully West Indies as well,” Dr Henry said.According to the minister, cricket is one of the most popular games played here, and in the Caribbean, since it’s a game that provides great entertainment, and brings people from all ages and backgrounds together.Stuart is of the opinion that the league forms a very valuable instrument from which the GCB can begin to assess players’ talent, and to implement strategies towards their development.“These strategies may include directing players to clubs close to their homes or schools, and to involve them in progressive involvement programmes. The League is viewed as invaluable and irreplaceable,” Stuart said.Drubahadur pointed out that cricket is not just a game, but a business, where aspiring cricketers can make it a career.The GCB boss also lamented the lack of support, but added that with or without corporate Guyana or the government, the GCB will continue to invest in the development of the game locally.Harry urged the students to take the opportunity offered to them, since cricket can become their career.Meanwhile, Sanasie disclosed that each participating student must have 65 percent attendance rate during the previous school year, since the idea is to produce ‘smart cricketers’.Sanasie, who is also a director on the West Indies Cricket Board, added that 30 complete cricket kits will be available, while talent-spotting will also be done for the nationwide competition, which has attracted over 150 teams spread across the 10 administrative regions.Like the previous year, the tournament will use the Guyana Teachers Union’s Zone and District format to decide the overall winner.The zones are Upper Corentyne, Lower Corentyne, New Amsterdam/Canje, West Berbice, Lower East Coast Demerara, Upper East Coast Demerara, North Georgetown, South Georgetown, East Georgetown, East Bank Demerara, Highway, Upper Demerara, West Bank Demerara, West Coast Demerara, East Bank Essequibo, Wakenaam, Leguan and Essequibo Coast.The Guyana Cricket Board is partnering with the Ministry of Education, its Sports Department and Allied Arts Unit, the National Sports Commission, the Guyana Teachers Union and the Child Care and Protection Agency to host the competition.Chase Academic Foundation are the defending champions.last_img read more

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Cricket News Let Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul play while inquiry is on: BCCI president CK Khanna

first_imghighlights Pandya’s comments were labelled ‘misogynistic’ and ‘racist’Pandya and Rahul were suspended for their comments on Koffee With KaranBoth are likely to miss the tour to New Zealand New Delhi: Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul face an uncertain future after being suspended from the Indian team and ordered back home for the series against Australia for their controversial remarks on the show Koffee With Karan. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) wants the Supreme Court to appoint an ombudsman to decide the fate of the two players, who have already missed the ODI series against Australia and are set to sit out of the tour of New Zealand as well. With the Supreme Court now willing to hear matters related to the BCCI only next week, the wait for the two players has been prolonged. BCCI president CK Khanna has urged the CoA to allow Pandya and Rahul to play while the inquiry is being conducted.Khanna said calling the SGM to appoint an ombudsman to investigate the two players’ conduct, as demanded by Board officials, wouldn’t be right as the Supreme Court is due to take up the issue next week.”They made a mistake, and they have already been suspended and called back from the series against Australia. They have also submitted an unconditional apology. I suggest that pending inquiry we reinstate both the cricketers into the Indian squad immediately and allow them to join the team in New Zealand at the earliest. What Pandya said and Rahul acted as a by-stander to is inappropriate and absolutely wrong, but in my personal opinion, to treat them like lawbreakers is wrong too. Both these cricketers need game time before the World Cup which starts in four months’ time. We should give these growing cricketers chance to correct themselves morally,” Khanna wrote in a letter to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) running the BCCI. The appointment of an ombudsman was sought by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to investigate the duo’s comments on hookups with multiple women and being casual about it with their families. With the bench nominating former Additional Solicitor General PS Narsimha as the new amicus, the case of appointment of a permanent or ad-hoc ombudsman will only come up as and when the new amicus takes charge.Khanna had echoed Rai’s sentiment on early resolution of the matter. “Pandya and Rahul certainly brought disrepute to the board with their inappropriate comments. For that, the BCCI has already suspended them provisionally. However, I am also of the view that the matter needs to be sorted at the earliest,” he had told PTI.The situation came into light with this one conversation when Johar was asking questions about not asking women’s name in a night club and what do men talk about. To this, Pandya replied, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.” Pandya also boasted about how he casually discussed his sex life with his parents. “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya replied with laughter. Following the outrage, Hotstar removed the episode from the web while Pandya’s father Himanshu has said that the comments should not be taken seriously as his son was indulging in chatter in a light-hearted manner. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Liverpool Manager, Klopp Admits Onuachu’s Headache

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he’s happy with how his defenders managed to deal with the threats of Paul Onuachu in Wednesday Champions League matcSpeaking on how his side coped with Genk’s 4-4-2 formation with Onuachu leading the attack and Mbwana Samatta playing behind him, Klopp said it was important to deal with the threat of such a big striker.”It was a smart move to start with such a tall striker. Their 4-4-2 didn’t make such a big difference in itself, because it didn’t change much in their defensive organization. Jurgen Klopp ”But Onuachu was strong as a starter and it was important not to constantly compete with him, because then we could make too many mistakes.”We were on the right track, only giving away too easy chances due to unnecessary ball loss or unnecessary risks in the game,” He saiOnuachu was in action for 81 minutes before he was replaced by compatriot Stephen Odey who scored the Club’s consolation goal.Meanwhile, Odey has dedicated his maiden UEFA goal in the UEFA Champions League to his mother.Odey’s mother celebrated her birthday on Tuesday, a day before the striker bagged his first goal for the club since his move from FC Zurich of Switzerland. The 21-year-old scored the consolation goal in the 88th minute, after Liverpool had scored on four occasions.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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3rd annual Flourish Media Conference bridging entrepreneurship, media, and diversity…

first_imgFlourish Media Conference (FMC) is celebrating its 3rd annual women’s conference and has partnered with Magic City Center and Thriver Lifestyle to bring more partnership and funding opportunities for women of color entrepreneurs and business owners. This two-day conference on February 22-23, 2019, has grown bigger each year and continually works to close the gap and address the issues of income inequality, education and innovation as it relates to women of color businesses. FMC’s social media reach numbered at over 1.6 million impressions in 2018 and continue to increase each year.Behind the LeafOne of the key differentiators of FMC is their 501(c)(3) beneficiary charity, Behind The Leaf, which helps minority and low-income women see small business ownership as a viable opportunity for economic advancement by offering accessible educational products, workshops, and networking events. Attendees are entered to win scholarship packages that include the following; monetary business scholarship up to $1500, web hosting, contact management tools, project management tools, subsidized time with an accountant, subsidized time with lawyer, personalized marketing material and a free buddy pass to the 2020 Flourish Media Conference.Connects women with investorsThis 3rd annual conference addresses one driving effort: connecting women with willing investors. VIPs will have the opportunity to LIVE PITCH to investors for the chance to walk away with up to millions of dollars for their ventures.Past keynote speakers include Radio Host & On-Air Personality Felisha Monet of 99 Jams, Editor Talia Oliver of The Shade Room, credited with changing the landscape of journalism for its ability to draw in 8 million social followers and reach 94 million viewers. This year, FMC speakers include Wellness Expert, Candy Calderon, Writer Ty Alexander, Soul Brand Therapist Whitney Mullings, Attorney Rosezena Piece, America’s Top 20 African American Interior Designer Tonya Cromer, and many more!SpeakersDr. Shanequa Fleming – Executive CoachDominique Clark – Relationship ExpertMorgan Owens – Curvy Cardio Owner & AuthorAdria Hookes – Business CoachChandra Brooks – AuthorCindy Montgenie – Fortune 50 Tech Executive Ana Santos – AccountantAngel Suttle – Radio HostMilan Mobley – CEO, UnmanagmentKim Bullox – Lifestyle & Abundance CoachFlorence Gaspard – Director of Entrepreneurship, Black Professional NetworkKristen Pope – Award-Winning Journalist Michelby Whitehead – WriterRegan Farley – Public RelationsThe Doyenne – Entrepreneurs Kamilah Jolly – Business LawyerVirginia Jimenez – Transformational Love CoachEnid Nolasco – Witchcraft Branding OwnerLakisha Grant – Author & Business OwnerLauren Woulard – Communications Professional & more to be announced!last_img read more

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Can anyone overthrow the king of war?

first_imgIf you want a “War” at 174, Saunders will give it to you. Pittsburgh light heavyweight Rayco “War” Saunders and Rayco WAR Promotions put on a boxing card Nov. 14 at the Club Sport and Health in Monroeville billed as “War in the South III.” There is not a single fighter out there who brings to the table the passion, the excitement, the ferocity, the tremendous courage and professionalism Saunders exhibits in the ring. Saunders, the World Boxing Foundation All Americas Light Heavyweight Champion, let his hair grow long and put on a Samson type performance against outclassed opponent Dumont Welliver in a non-title bout. Welliver landed a few good punches in round one, but Saunders, who fights like Marvin Hagler, stepped on the gas in rounds two and three and rocked Welliver repeatedly.In round four, Saunders continued to pound Welliver, swiveling his head with a mean overhand right that put him down on the canvas. Saunders’ fight plan of kill or be killed didn’t waver, as his three-punch combination sent Welliver’s head ricocheting from side to side and referee Ernie Sharif leaped in to stop the fight.Saunders treats boxing more like a religion than a sport. He studies fights and fighters. It is this kind of dedication and passion that has gotten him this far.“I’m a student of the game. I try to watch every boxing match that comes on TV,” said Saunders. “My favorite fighter is Marvin Hagler. I watched Marvin a million times and I pattern myself after him.”In other matches, junior welterweight “Lightning” Rod Salka (14-1) from Bunola, Pa., one of pro boxing’s fastest rising stars, earned a 6-round decision over Fernando Rodriguez.Rodriguez is a big puncher but Salka was able to avoid most of his telegraphed bombs.As the fight progressed, Rodriguez’ confidence grew. By the fourth round he was taunting Salka, putting his gloves to the side and smiling. Salka landed three clean shots to his jaw, but Rodriguez just stood there and took them.The sixth and final round saw the two boxers throwing a flurry of punches at one another in an attempt not to leave the decision with the judges and the noise reached levels that this building was not designed to hold. The “Hispanic causing panic” fought hard, but it was Salka’s unconventional style, speed and stamina that made the difference in the end.Salka uses bits and pieces of different boxer’s styles. Kind of what Bruce Lee did when he took things from many other martial arts and made up his own style called Jeet Kune Do.“I don’t pattern myself after any one fighter,” said Salka. “Some of my style I get from my good friend Paul Spadafora, and I used to spar a lot with Monty Meza-Clay and Verquan Kimbrough and I picked up pieces from their style.”For many fighters out there it is more sizzle than steak, more flash than cash, more bark than bite. Well, Pittsburgh native Gino “Mr-Inkredible” McClellan (6-0) is a major coming attraction. McClellan has a certain charisma and is one of the most exciting up-and-coming fighters in the world today.McClellan proved that junior middleweight Cliff McPherson was no match for his skill and experience. Not only did he win the fight, he stuck it to McPherson round after round and finally McPherson’s corner threw in the towel and “Mr-Inkredible” was awarded a 3rd round TKO.“I moved to Tampa, Florida when I was 14-years old,” said McClellan. “My goal was always to live in Florida, but fight in Pittsburgh where my family and friends can see me.”Up and coming light heavyweight Jaque Lutz (3-0) beat the brakes off of John Terry to win a lopsided 4-round unanimous decision. Lutz, who grew up on the tough streets of Natrona Heights, had a great amateur career. In 2007 he won the Ring Side World Tournament Championship. In 2008 & 2009 he was the Pennsylvania State Golden Glove Champion.He walks to the beat of a different drummer, looking more like a model than a fighter. His hobbies and interests are opposite of most competitive athletes. Lutz’s enjoys arcade dancing, rave and industrial, snowboarding and creative fashion.“From start to finish the energy was palatable. Our hometown heroes Rayco Saunders, Jaque Lutz, Rod Salka and Gino McClelland brought the HEAT with all heart, all guts and all glory,” said Chiyna Rok, CEO Interactive Media. “The crowd was engaged, the fighters were focused and the trainers were intense.”Saunders, Lutz and McClellan looked so good that many fans thought it was Black Friday.The old adage when it comes to competitive athletics is, “What have you done for me lately?”From where I was sitting, Rayco looked to be the best he has ever been as a professional. He looked mature, composed and prepared.I read the book Shambhala—The Sacred Path of the Warrior. It is a great book about never giving up on yourself, life, society or the world.The author could have renamed the book, “The Rayco “War” Saunders story. Rayco has effectively served notice that he is now one of the top dogs in the light heavyweight division and he is capable of beating anybody.If he gets a mega fight in Pittsburgh all I can say is “Nobody beats Rayco at home!” MAIN EVENT— Rayco “War” Saunders mixes it up with Dumont “Dewey” Welliver of Spokane, Washington. (Courier Photos/Erin Perry) last_img read more

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Sunny Days

first_img“The sun’ll come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun! Just thinkin’ about tomorrow clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow, ’til there’s none! When I’m stuck a day that’s gray and lonely. I just stick out my chin and grin and say, Oh! The sun’ll come out tomorrow. So ya gotta hang on til tomorrow come what may. Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya tomorrow! You’re always a day away!” (“Tomorrow” from the musical “Annie”) It is a drab and dreary Monday morning. I hope the sun comes out today.Philadelphia is the land of cream cheese and the ultimate “cheesesteaks.” I say the word “steaks” sort of tongue-in-cheekish because every steak joint in Philly will swear on their grandmothers’ tombstone that they are the best. See in Philly even when they are not the best they will swear by all that is Holy that they are. So when they finally achieve excellence in anything they will crow, crow and crow until their vocal chords explode.They have a reason to brag about their baseball team. They do not only have young guns, they have a few young cannons. The Phillies don’t have many weaknesses. They are ba….d boys on offense, defense, special teams, oops, wrong sport.The Phillies do not have to worry about hearing the skeletons of the decisions of past general managers rattling in their closet. Their management team has been on a two decade construction campaign in regards to their franchise.Meanwhile, Dave Littlefield, the past Pittsburgh Pirates general manager from their sister city from the west, literally ended up being viewed as the real Santa Claus in July.Back in Aug. of 2006 in article titled: “Admiral of the Fleet,” I sat down with Kevin McClatchy the ex-bmoc, (big man on campus) for the Pirates prior to his relinquishing the point man role for the Bucs.When I pressed him about the reign and future of then GM/VP “Dave the Terrible” who lasted until Sept. 2007, McClatchy had this to say: “The bottom line is winning and we haven’t done that yet so there is a lot of pressure. There’s a lot of pressure on me. There’s a lot of pressure on Dave. We need to have a stronger second half. I’ve been very clear this year. The first half was unacceptable. We lost 25 one run games, that means you’re in a lot of games but the truth is you still lost the games.We can’t be content with one run losses or that’s where we will continue to be. We made some trades and moved some folks out of here. You have to perform. We all understand the pressure is on us but that’s the nature of this business.”This is 2012, four years eight months since the tenure of Littlefield and the Pirates are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in regards to rebuilding from their lowest minor league affiliate to the boys who daily patrol the “diamond” over at PNC Park.There must be pressure and lots of it placed upon the shoulders of the Pirates GM Neil Huntingdon as well as the Buc’s skipper Clint Hurdle in regards to the Pirates righting the ship and winning now!The season, reason and rhyme for excuses, woulda, shoulda, coulda is long past. Almost as if it were appearing on cue, the sun has come up and is blazing across the horizon. You can bet your bottom dollar that through all of the misery and pain of losing the sun will one day again shine brightly on the Pittsburgh Pirates.Just remember this; the same Steelers that we expect to annually win or contend for an NFL championship is the same team we expected to lose almost every game just 45 years ago. No one expected the sun to even rise, forget about shining on a hapless directionless franchise that seemed bent on inventing new ways to lose on a game by game basis but ya know what the same team that the world laughed at; the world now laughs with as the men of steel daily put a fresh coat of polish on six NFL Championship trophies.The day is coming. I have been accused of being, rabid, crazed and delusional in regards to my annual so-called rose colored predictions regarding the soon to be successful Pittsburgh Pirates. When I was in my early twenties I attended a church service featuring a prominent “prophet” and faith healer. After the service concluded, my father who was a devout Christian and a man of God for his entire life asked me a question. “Peanut, what did you think of the service?” I replied that “I thought it was great but one thing puzzled me. The “prophet” promised every sick person there that they were healed. How could he promise that? I asked.” Dad said, “If he bats one percent everyone wins.” That leads me to say; Pittsburgh has heard all of the lofty promises before but if the Pirates top .500 or get a wild card playoff slot in 2012 we all win.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: abruce@newpittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

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ACU Awarded Lakewood Chamber’s Large Business of the Year

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by America’s Credit UnionAmerica’s Credit Union (ACU) was recognized by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce for their outstanding support at the Chamber’s recent Annual Meeting.ACU has been a member of the Lakewood Chamber since 1991 and supports and sponsors several Chamber related activities and events, especially benefiting the military.ACU consistently provides in a significant way to the financial stability of the organization by participating in functions such as the Chamber’s Annual Golf Classic, Annual Commencement Bay Cruise, Christmas Auction, Chili Cook Off, and ShowCase Lakewood.“Their wonderful staff continues to volunteer, support and show up for Chamber functions and events, playing a key role in our local community. But their generosity doesn’t begin and end with the Chamber.  ACU gives back to the community tenfold,” said Linda Smith, Lakewood Chamber President/CEO. “We have enjoyed the terrific relationship with ACU’s staff over the past 20 years—and hope the next twenty will be just as positive.”About America’s Credit Union (ACU)Providing financial services to thousands of military personnel and their families for over 59 years, ACU’s headquarters are located on Joint Base Lewis McChord. For more information about ACU visit www.youracu.org.last_img read more

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RYE SAVES GROUND AND POWERS TO 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC UNDER DESORMEAUX

first_imgRYE SAVES GROUND AND POWERS TO 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC UNDER DESORMEAUX; OWNED & TRAINED BY MOREY, HE DEFENDS HIS TITLE BY GETTING 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:47.56PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK, CLASSIC IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2019)–In his second start off a lengthy layoff, owner/trainer William Morey’s Rye saved every inch of ground under Kent Desormeax as he successfully defended his title in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic.  A 6-year-old full horse by English Channel, out of the Unusual Heat mare Phi Beta Heat, Rye got a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:47.56.One of four Saturday stakes restricted to horses bred or sired in California, the Unusual Heat Turf Classic is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored by the CTBA.Breaking from post position three in a field of nine older horses, Rye had three horses beat around the Club House turn and appeared comfortable as he maintained a stalking position into the far turn under a long hold from Desormeaux.A quarter mile out, it appeared Rye would go for an opening three off the fence, just to the outside of Accountability and Joe Talamo, but Desormeaux instead dove to the rail and with favored Ashleyluvssugar hung wide, prevailed easily.Idle since May 20 prior to running fourth, beaten five lengths in six furlong tune-up on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 10, Rye was off at 5-1 and paid $13.40, $6.40 and $5.00.Bred in California by H & E Ranch, Rye, who notched his third career stakes win, improved his overall mark to 21-9-0-5 and with the winner’s check of $120,000, increased his earnings to $446,118.Ashleyluvssugar, who bobbled a bit at the break, was nonetheless mid-pack while well within himself around the first turn and onto the backstretch, all the while saving ground under Tyler Baze.  Fifth at the quarter pole, he wheeled six-wide turning for home and was clearly second best on the day, finishing 1 ¾ lengths in front of Accountability.Off as the 5-2 favorite, Ashleyluvssugar paid $4.60 and $3.80.Accountability, off at 17-1 with Talamo, paid $8.00 to show while finishing three quarters of a length in front of pacesetter King Abner.Note:  The Turf Classic was win number 5,999 for Desormeaux, a longtime time member of racing’s Hall of Fame.Fractions on the race were 24.01, 47.73, 1:11.74 and 1:36.07.last_img read more

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The Hernangómez brothers enjoy Juancho’s last game with Denver

first_imgWilly Hernangómez, in a file image. Photo: Getty Ten points and eight rebounds for Willy in the loss to HoustonSeven points and 11 rebounds for Juancho in the beating of PortlandThe Denver will leave the Nuggets to sign for Minnesota The brothers Juancho and Willy Hernangómez saw action during the day of the NBA receiving more minutes than usual from the coaches of their respective teams, Denver Nuggets and Charlotte Hornets.Although both had different luck, since Juancho achieved the victory with the Nuggets and Willy lost with the Hornets. In any case, their greatest contribution in the field left them “satisfied” in the individual section.center_img In his last game with the Denver shirt (he leaves for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a four-way operation), Juancho received 28 minutes of action as a reserve of the Nuggets in the beating of 127-99 against Portland Trail Blazers. The former Student player contributed seven points after scoring 2 of 6 field shots, failing a triple attempt, and hitting 3 of 3 from the personnel line.In addition, he stood out in the inner game by capturing 11 rebounds, including nine defenders, recovering a ball and putting two blocks. He also lost three balls and committed three personal fouls. Juancho finished as the second best team in the indoor game, only surpassed by Serbian center Nikola Jokic, who captured 13 rebounds.Willy stands out, but the Hornets loseWhile his brother Willy also received the support of the Hornets coach, Hispanic James Borrego, and although Charlotte’s team was defeated 125-110 against Houston Rockets on his visit to the Toyota Center, the former Real Madrd player ended up satisfied.Willy, as a reserve pivot, played 18 minutes and did a good individual and team work by getting 10 points and capturing eight rebounds, including four that were defensive.The eldest of the Hernangómez brothers, who begins to have more prominence in the Hornets team game, responded with three baskets of seven field shots, failed an attempt of triples, and was perfect with 4-4 from the personnel line . The former Real Madrid player also handed out two assists, lost three balls and committed three personal fouls.last_img read more

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21st Century Cracks: Ilaix Moriba, the ‘Pogba’ of Barça

first_imgHe is an intimate friend of Ansu Fati (both say they are like ‘brothers’) and in April 2019 Barcelona wanted to shield him to try to stop the talent drain that has been taking place in La Masia in recent years (Eric García, Dani Olmo , Sergio Gómez …). For this, Barça had a hard negotiation with Barnett, Moriba’s agent and also Bale’s. Finally, he extended his relationship for three more years and made him the best paid in the quarry: 2 million euros per year and a clause of € 100M. Thus he chased away the siren songs of City, Juventus and Chelsea, among others, who wanted to sign him.Despite being born in Guinea Conakry, Moriba has always played for Spain in the lower categories. He played the last U-17 World Cup in Brazil, in which La Rojita fell in the quarterfinals against France. It was one year less than the rest, but he ended up consolidating himself as a starter. Now, when the competition resumes, he hopes to continue helping Barça B for very soon to be able to share costumes in the first team with his ‘brother’ Ansu Fati… Ilaix Moriba (Guinea Conakry, 2003) he is the most popular footballer in the Barça youth team, after Ansu Fati is definitely settled in the first team. Those who know him well speak of him as the ‘new Pogba’, although adding the associative capacity that Yaya Touré showed in his time in Barcelona. His long period in the Blaugrana quarry (he arrived in 2010 from Espanyol) has allowed him to grow up in the culture of touch football, but without losing his strength and vertical play.Although he is a first-year junior, this season he has played eight games with the subsidiary in Segunda B. In fact, in the last game played this year, against Llagostera, he scored a goal that made him a the second youngest player in history to score with Barcelona B (aged 17, one month and 18 days). Only Dongou (16 years, 11 months and five days) surpasses him in earliness.In its promising evolution, García Pimienta, technician of the subsidiary, is playing an important role. “I am very grateful for the confidence he gives me, I am learning a lot. To mature, to read every situation in the game. I’m with him to death, “says the footballer.last_img read more