New setback for Mel in the back of Las Palmas

first_imgOther formations have been Álex Suárez, Mantovani Aythami and De la Bella; and the one formed by Eric, M. Lemos, Aythami and De la Bella; both twice, without knowing the victory. And that of Álvaro Lemos, M. Lemos, Aythami, De La Bella, also twice, with a victory against Albacete, 3-2, on day 8.From here, we have seen many mixes in the shaker of Mel with Deivid in the center of the rear accompanying Aythami or Mauricio Lemos. Srnic participating in the right back against Rayo Vallecano and his appearance in the second half of that Elche game in that position. Another one that has had to change his natural position is Benito, who has also had to play on the left side, as it might happen this weekend, and the canterano Dani Martín on only one occasion, in that same demarcation before the Mirandés, and the injured Dani Castellano, who has not played since day 5 against Almeria.In short, a large number of variants that have prevented Pepe Mel from adjusting a defensive line of guarantees, which has also joined the changes in the goal and that, with the return of Raúl Fernández, after overcoming some ailments that have had 10 months off, the different combinations and doubts for the technician increase.The sterile possession of the UDThe UD is the team with the highest percentage of possession of La Liga Smartbank, with 57.4%, according to data published by the Twitter account @statsSegunda, in the 28 days played so far.From this statistic the conclusion can be drawn that not everything is to have the ball to get the victory, since Mel’s have achieved 32 goals, with an average of almost 13 shots per game.After the departure of Jonathan Viera, the team has maintained the style of play with high levels of maintenance of the ball.On the other end is the leader, Cádiz, by Álvaro Cervera, who is the team that least wants the ball of the whole table, with 42.9%, and has scored 38 goals, with only 11 times per game. A curious fact is also that of Almeria, led by Gutierrez who with only 49.3% average possession, is the most scorer team, with 48 goals.The team that finishes the most is Real Zaragoza, by Víctor Fernández, with almost 14 shots at goal on average and 53.2% of the time with the ball at his feet. Pepe Mel has been forced this course, either for injuries or penalties, to make several changes in the defensive line, without achieving stability, which has obviously affected the team to find solidity behind. In fact, seventeen different lags are counted in twenty-eight matches played to date.The most repeated defense has been the one composed by Eric Curbelo, Martín Mantovani, Aythami Artiles and Alberto De la Bella, with six participations and a balance of two wins, three draws and one defeat. The last triumph of this quartet dates from the month of December, against Elche, by 2-3. Precisely that was the best yellow league result to date, since it accumulates eight consecutive games without knowing the victory.After this combination, is the one formed by Álvaro Lemos, Mantovani, Aythami and De la Bella, being, a priori, the headline for this year and that he has only been able to establish four times, with three wins and one defeat. Since last October 18 before Cádiz, with a 0-2 defeat, this game has not been able to leave, due to the injury suffered by the Galician side on Day 13, against Fuenlabrada, at the end of that same month . The estimated range was between three and four weeks, due to a fibrillar rupture in the right quadriceps, but it has been extended for more than three months, with the player having to go to specialists from outside the island to recover and already in the final stretch of it. The yellow coach will have to re-engineer them in the next match against AD Alcorcón, if Alberto de la Bella’s discharge is confirmed, which he had to withdraw from last Tuesday’s training due to a possible muscular overload, without confirming its scope. Only two trainings remain this week to Mel to know the availability or not of the Basque defender, a fixed in the plans of the Madrid coach.Once you know the importance of the injury of De la Bella, you can open, again, multiple combinations in defense, such as opting for 3-5-2 with wide rails, which did not give good results against Deportivo de La Coruña in Riazor, or bet on Benito in the left lane losing, yes, offensive power. Such is the relevance of the Basque side in the coach’s plans, despite his last bad performances, that he is the player of the squad that has played the most minutes throughout the season, with 2,147 in 25 league games. Hence, its possible absence means a new headacheExperimentslast_img read more

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Region Five residents engaged on EIA for Liza Phase 2

first_imgResidents of Region Five Mahaica/Berbice were on Monday informed on an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited’s (EEPGL) second phase development of the Liza field.Monday’s engagement was held at Hopetown’s Cooperative Society buildingThe EIA is an evaluation of the positive and negative environmental consequences of the project prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action. The bases of the EIA will influence the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision whether or not to permit the project and what conditions to permit it.EEPGL’s Operation Manager, Doug McGhee explained that Liza Phase 2 is very similar to Phase 1 and will have over 30 wells and will produce 220,000 barrels of oil per day.“It involves choosing a Floating Production and Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, it’s in deep water that’s 1600 to 1700 metres deep, the reservoir where the oil is located is about 5,000 metres below the surface of the water. So, it’s similar to Liza Phase one but it’s bigger,” McGhee explained.The FPSO will process, store and offload oil-to-oil tankers and these will transport the oil to markets. Onshore facilities will be providing logistical support. The project will have 600 workers at its peak during each drilling and installation stage; about 140 offshore workers during production operations; and about 150 onshore workers providing shore-based and marine logistics support.Todd Hall from Environmental Resources Management said according to the law, EEPGL must obtain an environmental authorisation from the EPA to undertake the project.“That application was submitted to the EPA in December 2017. After consideration EPA determined that preparation of an EIA would be required. A team of consultants from Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Environmental Management Consultants and Ground Structures Engineering Consultants (GSEC) was approved to prepare the EIA,” Hall explained. At the end of today’s discussion, residents were given the opportunity to seek clarification on the topics discussed. They were assured that considerations were taken to prevent dangers to farmers and livestock and if affected they will be compensated.The series of engagements began in early July and has since been held in Regions Two, Three and Four. Others are slated for other regions.last_img read more

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Patraeus takes U.S. command in Iraq war

first_imgMeanwhile, the U.S. military reported the deaths of three more American soldiers, killed in an explosion Friday in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad. U.S. and Iraqi forces have battled Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias in Diyala for months. The deaths raised to 36 the number of Americans killed in Iraq so far this month. At least 3,120 service members have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 51 Iraqis were killed or found dead Saturday across the country. In one attack in central Baghdad, a car bomb exploded in a shopping district, killing six civilians and wounding 14. Petraeus, whose appointment was announced in early January, takes command of the roughly 135,000-strong U.S. force in Iraq after two previous tours: what was seen as a highly successful stint as head of the 101st Airborne Division in Mosul, and a second tour in charge of training Iraqi forces. Petraeus, who was only confirmed by the Senate on Jan. 26, assumed four-star general status in conjunction with taking over the command. “The stakes are very high. The way ahead will be hard, and there undoubtedly will be many tough days. But as I recently told members of the U.S. Senate, hard is not hopeless,” said Petraeus, who took over for 58-year-old Gen. George Casey. Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez was Casey’s predecessor and his tenure was marred by the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. He has since retired. The Sunni insurgency broke out during Sanchez’s command, and the conflict in Iraq took on the many of the aspects of a civil war during Casey’s tenure. Casey had focused on attempts to train Iraqi forces and on plans to turn over control of security to the Iraqi Army and national police. While Petraeus spoke of “barbaric enemies who brag of inhuman acts … in the name of religion,” outgoing commander Casey, who will become Army chief of staff, addressed the religious infighting that is tearing Iraq apart. “It’s no secret that sectarian violence … has changed the dynamics of what Iraqis must face here on the ground,” he said. “Everything’s not as I would have expected it to be or wanted it to be on my way out, but that’s kind of the way things are.” Casey said he was still too close to the situation to evaluate his tenure. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – Gen. David Petraeus took charge of U.S. forces in Iraq on Saturday, becoming the third commander in the war and declaring the American task now was to help Iraqis “gain the time they need to save their country.” Petraeus took command under a glistening crystal chandelier in a former Saddam Hussein palace at Camp Victory. The media-savvy, Princeton-educated Petraeus, 54, spoke bluntly of the task before him that coincides with President George W. Bush’s decision to send an additional 21,500 U.S. troops to clamp off violence in Baghdad and nearby regions. “We will have to share the burdens and move forward together. If we can do that and if we can help the people of Iraq, the prospects of success are good,” he said. “Failing that, Iraq will be doomed to continued violence and civil strife.” last_img read more

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Boost for Arsenal and Tottenham! No Porto bid for teen sensation claims sporting director

first_imgArsenal and Tottenham have been given a boost in their pursuit of teen sensation Luka Jovic after Red Star Belgrade revealed Porto have not made a bid.The 17-year-old has been tipped as a star of the future and has scored six goals this season.Arsenal and Tottenham have both scouted the striker, but Porto had reportedly made a £3m bid for his services.However, Red Star’s sporting director Zvezdan Terzic has now rubbished talk of a bid from the Portuguese club.“We have not received any offer from Porto for Jovic,” Terzic told Novosti.“The Portuguese media have their own sources, but such an offer for Jovic we haven’t received.” Luka Jovic in action for Red Star Belgrade 1last_img

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ICE raids hard on children of those arrested

first_imgGRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Children whose parents are arrested in immigration raids face mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety and depression, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers visited three cities where officials arrested 900 suspected illegal immigrants in workplace raids during the past year, causing 500 children to abruptly lose contact with their mother, father or both parents. That left them with a combination of unstable supervision, stress, emotional trauma and material needs that can lead to mental health disorders, according to the study. “Those children were born in America, and we forgot about their rights during the raids, because they were left parentless,” said Steve Joel, superintendent of Grand Island Public Schools, which worked to get parents to keep their children in school after a December raid at the Swift & Co. meatpacking plant. “This report takes the bizarre position that ICE is somehow responsible for family disruption caused by parents who make poor decisions,” Counts said. “Law enforcement agencies across the nation arrest people who have children every day. Everyone understands that parents are responsible for their actions and the resulting impact on their families.” Researchers in the study talked with about 30 parents and dozens of caregivers, religious leaders, school officials, lawyers, advocates and others at each site. Many teachers and mental- health professionals who talked with children and parents said they showed signs of various mental health problems. Alma Rollins, an interpreter in Grand Island who works in local courts, said children became very clingy after last year’s raid. “The kids are still here, but they are still suffering,” Rollins said. “(Parents) don’t know what they’re going to do with those kids.” The study found most children did have one parent to care for them, but that parent was often less accustomed to making decisions and, in many cases, couldn’t access the spouse’s money. According to ICE, agents arrested more than 4,000 people in workplace raids from October 2006 through September 2007 and 3,700 during the previous year. That’s up from fewer than 500 arrests in 2002 and 2003. “There are 5 million children with at least one undocumented parent,” said Randy Capps, one of the study’s co-authors. “There are a lot more children … at risk of consequences in the future if these work-site raids are ongoing.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The study was commissioned by The National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic civil-rights organization, and conducted by the Urban Institute, a Washington think tank. Besides Grand Island, the researchers visited Greeley, Colo., where another Swift & Co. meatpacking plant was raided in December, and New Bedford, Mass., where more than 360 workers were arrested in February at the Michael Bianco leather factory. The researchers said Congress should take more control over how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials handle workplace raids, and ICE should have a consistent policy about releasing arrested parents to minimize harm to their children. According to 2006 Pew Hispanic Center estimates, there are 3.1 million children who are U.S. citizens living with at least one illegal-immigrant parent. ICE spokesman Tim Counts said the agency goes above and beyond others in law enforcement to help parents ensure their children are cared for. last_img read more

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‘IGNORE MINISTER HOGAN’S THREATS’ SAY CAN’T PAY CAMPAIGNERS

first_imgThe Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay campaign says that the latest ‘threats’ from Minister Phil Hogan on pursuing Household Charge non-payers should be ignored and insists the Minister is misleading the public on payment figures.Francis McCafferty of the campaign steering committee said: “We have been wondering where the government was hiding Phil Hogan during the referendum campaign. Now that voting is out of the way, they think it is safe to let him out again.”“Minister Hogan has said that letters will be sent in the next few weeks to those who have not paid the Household Tax but he has no say in this whatsoever. He knows very well that it is a matter for the local authorities. Donegal County Councillors voted by a large majority not to pursue householders over the tax. A massive 73% of householders in the county did not pay it. The County Council has no mandate or justification to pursue us. “The Minister continues to issue misleading figures on the payment rates. He has again stated that 58% of householders have paid the charge, based on a figure of 1.6 million households he says must pay the charge. But the real figure is 1.86 million based on an analysis of the 2010 census by Maynooth acedemic Ray Kichener. Additionally Minister Hogan has had to admit in a Dail question that a few hundred landlords have been responsible for 90,000 multiple registrations.“It is clear that around half of those expected to register, in the region of 900,000 did not do so. That is huge number. It is simply not practical for the authorities to pursue so many of us. We must continue to stick together and refuse to pay.“If anyone does receive a letter over the next weeks and months they should simply ignore it. It is not a bill. It does not constitute an official notice. It can be recycled with all the other junk mail. Our campaign will be widely distributing our own information newsletter over the coming weeks to keep people up to date with the latest developments.”   ‘IGNORE MINISTER HOGAN’S THREATS’ SAY CAN’T PAY CAMPAIGNERS was last modified: June 6th, 2012 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

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THE PULSE NITECLUB HAS 2 MORE NIGHTS OF WEEKEND FUN

first_imgTHE PULSE Nightclub in Letterkenny has two more nights of weekend FUN!There’s the brilliant MindBenders tonight (Saturday) and DJ Ahmed..guaranteed to get the crowds in.And then Sunday night sees the FREE annual disco as a big THANK YOU from the club to YOU. ENJOY!Promoted PostTHE PULSE NITECLUB HAS 2 MORE NIGHTS OF WEEKEND FUN was last modified: December 28th, 2013 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:The Pulselast_img read more

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TOP GARDA HEAPS PRAISE ON BEHAVIOUR OF ‘GENUINE’ RALLY FANS

first_imgThe head of the Donegal Garda Traffic Corps has paid tribute to local rally fans for their “impeccable behaviour” over the weekend.Inspector Michael Harrison told Donegal Daily that the general behaviour of motorsport fans was a credit to their sport.“This is the biggest motoring event in the country and the crowds were a credit to themselves and their sport. “They did what they were told by marshals and by the Gardai. The rally is all about safety and these fans stood where they were told to stand and didn’t step out of line and they made the rally safe and a huge success,” he said.Inspector Michael HarrisonInspector Harrison admitted that there was a small element who were unruly but overall the vast majority of fans behaved themselves.“You are always going to get a small element but that will happens.“People call them boy-racers but I call them immature young men,” he said. And he warned “We have a note of those who misbehaved and we will be following up on a number of incidents.”Gardaí stopped more than 100 motorists over the weekend for driving offences.Seven people were charged with dangerous driving, including a man from Headford in Co Galway who was eventually stopped in Drumkeen after a 20km chase.Another 17 people were arrested and charged with public order offences. The most serious involved an alleged serious assault causing harm.The man being pursued by Gardai after he did a number of ‘doughnuts’ outside the local courthouse in Letterkenny in broad daylight is from Co Tyrone but has a holiday home in Carrigart. TOP GARDA HEAPS PRAISE ON BEHAVIOUR OF ‘GENUINE’ RALLY FANS was last modified: June 23rd, 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:arrestsdonegal international rallyGardaiInspector Michael Harrisonlast_img read more

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A Victory for the Community? Oracle Spin Out OpenOffice, but Questions Remain

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#news Related Posts Oracle made the announcement today that OpenOffice will become a community project and no longer a commercial endeavor.It’s not a surprising move. But it does feel like a victory for the open source community and a sign that Oracle may be easing up a bit on its hard-line stance toward the open source community. But it’s not unfair to say that OpenOffice has seen better days. OpenOffice had its own glory when Sun Microsystems was an independent company with a belief in open source and a commitment to the project.Oracle really never had much interest in OpenOffice. And so it is refreshing to see the company turn it over to the community. An Oracle executive had this to say in the press release announcing the news:“Given the breadth of interest in free personal productivity applications and the rapid evolution of personal computing technologies, we believe the OpenOffice.org project would be best managed by an organization focused on serving that broad constituency on a non-commercial basis,” said Edward Screven, Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect.Oracle says it supports open source and will continue to be involved in projects that it has a commercial interest – namely MySQL and Linux.But there are still a lot of questions to answer. Namely, what is the organization that will manage it. There are also questions of governance. Oracle is keeping quiet about its intentions.Would the Document Foundation be a likely successor? That would be quite a surprise but a welcome one, too.The Document Foundation is a creation born out of frustration after Oracle purchased Sun. In September 2010, the group formed after Oracle refused to turn OpenOffice over to the open-source community. They forked OpenOffice and created Libre Office.Now there is some uncertainty about the Document Foundation’s future. Much will depend on what organization manages OpenOffice.The Register ‘s Gavin Clarke provides an astute analysis of the politics in play. Oracle snubbed the Document Foundation and managed to take some bruises for its tough stance. “Google, Novel, Red Hat, Ubuntu-maintainer Canonical, and the Open Source Initiative all issued forthright statements of support for the formation of the Document Foundation.”He goes on to write:As for politics: one of OpenOffice’s biggest proponents is IBM, and the systems giant that Oracle has courted to carve up Java’s development cannot have been happy by the implications of last year’s divorce on the development of OpenOffice. Although LibreOffice provided an alternative, it’s sorely lacking in the kind of brand recognition held by OpenOffice, while as a fork it was within Oracle’s power to accept changes in LibreOffice back in the main code base.It’s entirely possible, therefore, that IBM has spoken to Oracle and made it realize that it’s better for OpenOffice, IBM, and for everybody if Oracle just lets go of this one.Oracle has the trademark to OpenOffice. With that still in their hands, it’s anyone’s guess what will come of OpenOffice. But our guess is a softer stance on Oracle’s part. Those executives are too smart to be too tough. It just is not in their best interest. alex williamscenter_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

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SmallHD Unveils a Pocket-Sized Monitor/Viewfinder Hybrid

first_imgIntroducing the monitor and viewfinder combo you never knew you wanted.It’s no secret that SmallHD is a fantastic place to find quality portable reference monitors to use for indie filmmaking and video production alike. However, they seem to have outdone themselves with their latest NAB announcement: Introducing the 502 On-Camera Monitor and the Sidefinder.502 On-Camera MonitorThe 502 is a brand new 5” on-camera monitor that can output a 1080p HD signal. At over 441 pixels per inch, SmallHD says that the monitor features more pixels than the iPhone 6. The 502 is able to produce 85% TSC Color Gamut, making it one of the most powerful pocket monitors on the market.The monitor has both SDI and HDMI input and output, so it can work seamlessly with productions of all scales. The 502 also has real-time 3D LUTs to help you get reliable color readouts on-set.Users can navigate the monitor using a small joystick and button on the front of the device. You can also control the device using a bluetooth remote. Here’s a quick video by SmallHD introducing the 502.Along with all of the main features, the 502 has all of the features you’ve come to love with SmallHD products, like advanced scopes and lightweight design. If you’re a Canon shooter, you’re in luck — the 502 takes two Canon LP-E6 batteries.The SidefinderThe Sidefinder is essentially a new versatile accessory that allows you to use your Small HD 502 monitor as an EVF (Electronic Viewfinder). The accessory can be easily attached to a wide variety of camera rigs, including 15mm rods, 1/4”20 Mounts, and ARRI Rosette. The diopter on the Sidefinder can be adjusted for those who wear glasses or contacts from -2 to +4.Pricing and AvailabilityNo word yet on the pricing or the availability of the 502 or Sidefinder, but with NAB firing up this week, you can expect that information to be divulged very soon. We’ll update this article when we know more.Want to learn more about the 502 or the Sidefinder? Check out a few of the following resources:The 502 – SmallHDThat Tiny 1080p Monitor from SmallHD Can Also Be Turned Into an Excellent Viewfinder – NoFilmSchoolNAB 2015: Make Your SmallHD 502 Monitor a Viewfinder – 4K ShootersAre you interested in buying this set-up? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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