Sandra Paños: “We have the Champions between eyebrows and eyebrows”

first_img“The goal is to repeat and improve on last year (Champions League final)”In the middle of the quarantine, Cloths hopes to “return to normal soon” and continue the competition. “I would like to finish the season, since we had a very good rhythm. Hopefully everything can be maintained in this way. We have worked very well to fight to win titles again and we want to put the icing on the season with them “, says the Alicante goalkeeper, who jokes when asked if they see each other again in the Champions League final.“Right now see you at home (laughs). We have between eyebrows the Champions and the goal is to repeat and improve on last year, “says Sandra, who hopes they will not change the double-match format in the European tournament. “The fans deserve to live this type of game”, stresses, while admitting that they are preparing mentally “for what comes.” For now, we will have to wait to see it again on the green. “It is getting tough. You lose the routine of going every morning to train and it is crazy” says the goalkeeper, who engraved with a tattoo that says ‘Ready for everything’, although “never” imagined something like that. Sandra Cloths (29 years old, Alicante) is the great guardian of almighty Barça. Born into a family purely linked to sports (her father and brother as soccer players and her mother as an athlete) the portress azulgrana carries in his veins the sports gene. “I don’t see myself living on anything other than sports,” says the Valencian, after recounting how hard it has been to combine INEF studies with a career as a professional footballer. “When you combine it with studies or work, you unconsciously divert attention from what sports is“, Explain.Along these lines, Paños celebrates the great achievement of the signing of the collective agreement, a document with which he hopes that, right now, the Primera players can dedicate themselves “100% to soccer”. “I think the agreement is good, but it has to be improved. Minimum rights have been set, but it is necessary to go a step further so that the level of competitiveness is higher“says Cloths who, after five years at Barça, is” fortunate to be in a team with a strong commitment to women’s football. “The Alicante footballer has experienced the quality leap of the Barça team from within. “When you compete with the biggest is when you realize that there are many things to change and improve. The final of the Champions League (4-1, against Lyon) was a turning point. After that game we decided that we had to train more and better. And I think we are achieving it and that we are having a fairly high level, “says Cloths, who pursues its third consecutive Zamora being the least scored goal of this First Iberdrola, in which Barça is the solo leader with a nine point advantage over Atlético (2nd).last_img read more

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Athletic Bilbao ace signs new contract to quash talk of Manchester move

first_img1 Oscar de Marcos Athletic Bilbao have tied Oscar de Marcos down to a new long-term deal to ward off interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.The 25-year-old is a long-term target of United, who reportedly tried to sign him back in 2012.The versatile midfielder, who is also capable at right-back, was linked to the Old Trafford club once again during the summer but they eventually landed some of their other targets.Meanwhile, their close neighbours City have also been keeping an eye on his progress in La Liga.But now Bilbao have convinced De Marcos to commit his future to the club with a three-year extension, which takes his current deal up to 2019, now signed and sealed.In addition, the Spanish club have included a £31.5m minimum fee release clause in the deal – so potential suitors will have to break the bank to land him.De Marcos told the club’s official website: “I have said many times that I really wanted to go on and the club knew that.“It was easy, it’s important to be here as long as they want.”last_img read more

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Listen to Stan Collymore’s rant as he criticises Aston Villa’s ‘gutless’ performance against Arsenal

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Stan Collymore has criticised Aston Villa after the Premier League’s basement side were comfortably beaten 2-0 at home to Arsenal.Remi Garde’s struggling Villans, eight points from safety, lost for the eighth time in their last ten league outings and they look to be heading for the Championship.Sunday’s match was live on talkSPORT and Collymore, an Aston Villa fan and a player for three years, did not see much to be confident about in the Villa Park defeat.Collymore said: “Aston Villa: Gutless, spineless, it’s not about the quality of footballers – I saw yesterday on the south coast a Bournemouth side, and I keep talking about it, they rolled their sleeves up.“They started with an intensity that asks questions of the mighty Manchester United.“When you go in at that tempo and pace, but you can ask questions and things start to happen – they got the goal early on and went on to win the game.“This Aston Villa side – you see Per Mertesacker walking out of the back like Franz Beckenbauer, five, six touches. He may as well sit on the ball, no pressure.“Rudy Gestede, instead of chucking his arms by his side like Olivier Giroud – he hasn’t earned the right to do what Giroud has done, he has just scored 50+ goals for Arsenal – Gestede needs to start from the front and close down in those positions, in the right, the middle and the left and he needs the likes of [Scott] Sinclair to push up and close down with him.“If they don’t close down, they’re asking top-class players to pop the ball around them.”The former Nottingham Forest and Liverpool player also expressed his sympathy with the club’s fans, with over 30,000 turning out to watch their side in the West Midlands.Collymore added: “These people are paying their money to come and watch this.“A lot of Villa fans can’t stand me because their perception is that I did not do enough to take them on and win a Premier League title. I had two poor seasons here, but those poor seasons were beating Arsenal from 2-0 down to go to the top of the league, playing in the UEFA Cup quarter-final against Atletico Madrid and going on a club-record run.“So if they’re not going to have me, they are not going to have this for sure!“I have not seen as an inept working display – asking questions of the opposition – as this Aston Villa performance against this Arsenal team.“Make no mistake, if not there for the taking, Arsenal were there to be asked questions of and they haven’t.”last_img read more

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Alex Iwobi agrees new five-year contract to keep him at Arsenal until 2023

first_img NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Iwobi progressed through the Arsenal academy 2 Iwobi featured for Nigeria at the World Cup This is in stark contrast to the situation Jack Wilshere experienced with Emery, which resulted in the midfielder leaving for West Ham.Last season Iwobi scored three goals in 40 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions. Latest Arsenal News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won silverware smart causal What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Alex Iwobi has reportedly agreed a new five-year deal at Arsenal.Despite interest from Lazio, the 22-year-old is set to sign a new Gunners contract that will see his future at the club secured until 2023.center_img REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures BIG PRESENTS UP TOP possible standings gameday cracker Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ According to the Sun, the deal is worth around £70,000 per week and Iwobi will officially ink the agreement when the squad return from their pre-season trip to the Far East.Arsenal are set to play Atletico Madrid and then PSG in Singapore as part of the International Champions Cup.New manager Unai Emery is understood to have had positive talks with the Nigerian and assured him he will be part of his plans moving forwards. LATEST targets 2last_img read more

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Vipers stunned as Nyamityobora take care of Onduparaka

first_img Tags: top Vipers remain second on the table (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Tuesday, 05-03-2019-Ndejje University FC 2-1 Vipers SC @Arena of Visions-Nyamityobora 1-0 Onduparaka @KakyekaVipers’ hopes of winning a second StarTimes Uganda Premier League title on the trot were dealt a huge blow as they lost 2-1 to Ndejje University FC on Tuesday.The Venoms entered the game in second, only three points behind leaders KCCA FC but could not master a plan to overcome relegation threatened Ndejje.On the day, Robert Eseru and Anwar Ntege scored for the home side while Tito Okello was on target for the defending champions.Eseru opened the scoring inside 23 minutes and Ndejje held on to ensure they go into the break with a surprise and slender 1-0 lead.Four minutes to the hour mark, Ndejje could not believe their luck as Ntege scored a second to double the host’s lead.Michael Nam Ouma reacted by taking off Rahmat Ssenfuka and later Daniel Sserunkuma for Hamis Kiiza and Steven Mukwala respectively as the Venoms attempted to pull off what looked like a miracle.Okello pulled one back from the spot on 62 minutes to set up a tense and nail-biting last 28 minutes for the University sides.Ndejje saw Paul Dumba given his marching orders on 90 minutes after receiving his second yellow card but it was too late for Vipers to take advantage as the hosts took all thre points in the end.The result takes Ndejje University to 19 points, three points away from safety while Vipers stay second with 45 points.At Kakyeka, Joseph Akandwanaho scored the only goal of the game as Nyamityobora FC defeated Onduparaka.Nyamityobora had not won in any of their last 6 games prior to Tuesday (file photo)Nyamityobora who had gone six games without victory secured maximum points against visiting Onduparaka FC with the goal coming four minutes from time.The Caterpillars were dealt a huge blow towards the end of the first half when skipper Rashid Toha was stretchered off after sustaining an nasty injury after colliding with Ibrahim Dada. Toha was replaced by Richard Ayiko.Dada had earlier had a goal disallowed midway through the first half when referee Ronald Madanda called for an offside.In the second half, Onduparaka FC made two more changes with Ezra Bida and Abel Etrude paving way for Kabon Living and Solomon Okwalinga respectively.On the other hand, Alex Isabirye brought on Peter Otai and Joel Ayoku for Saddam Maseruka and Damien Nakalema.Onduparaka’s head coach Saddick Ssempigi was sent off the technical bench in the 74th minute after confronting fourth official Diana Murungi.The decisive moment of the game came in the 84th minute when a long ball from Peter Mutebi met Akandwanaho who slotted past onrushing goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato.Vicitory moves Nyamityobora FC move onto 15th place, 7 points away from safety while Onduparaka remain 5th on 34 points.The other game on Tuesday:-Express FC 0-0 Mbarara City FCComments last_img read more

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Latest: QPR 1 Leeds United 1

first_imgArmand Traore had a chance to put QPR ahead in the opening seconds of the second half at Loftus Road, where Jermaine Jenas levelled for the home side following a goal from Ross McCormack, who earlier had a penalty saved by Rob Green.McCormack was adjudged to have been fouled by Richard Dunne after latching onto Luke Murphy’s clever pass after 10 minutes, but his resulting spot-kick was easily stopped by the Rangers keeper.However, McCormack found the net with the help of a deflection four minutes later, when his 25-yard free-kick went in via the head of the unfortunate Kevin Doyle.Rangers, beaten in their last three matches, hit back a minute before the interval. Doyle laid the ball off to Jenas, who fired into the bottom corner from inside the penalty the area.And Traore had a clear sight of goal just after the restart but shot straight at keeper Jack Butland.QPR: Green, Hughes, Onuoha, Dunne, Hill, Traore, Jenas, Henry, Hoilett, Morrison, Doyle.Subs: Murphy, Keane, Yun, Carroll, Benayoun, Sendles-White, Maiga.Leeds: Butland, Peltier, Lees, Pearce, Warnock, Murphy, Austin, Stewart, Kebe, Wickham, McCormack.Subs: Smith, Hunt, Mowatt, Byram Wootton, Brown, Cairns.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Wind Energy Is Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

first_imgEnergy produced by wind turbines in the U.S. totaled 167 million megawatt (MW) hours in 2013 and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 127 million tons, the equivalent of taking 20 million cars off the road, according to a report from the American Wind Energy Association.The report paints a rosy picture of wind’s growing impact: a 43% decline in the purchase price of wind power in the last five years and an average growth rate of nearly 20% per year between 2009 and 2013.Renewable sources of energy accounted for 13% of total U.S. production in 2013, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Wind energy amounted to about one-third of that, roughly 4% of the U.S. total. (Solar energy production is only 1/16 as much as wind energy production).In all, the Wind Energy Association said, the total installed wind capacity in the U.S. is 61,110 MW, equaling the output of more than 50 average-sized coal plants or 14 nuclear plants.In the last five years, nearly one-third of all newly installed electrical generating capacity has been wind, the report said. In 2012, wind accounted for 42% of all newly installed generating capacity.Other findings in the report:A typical 2 MW turbine avoids between 4,000 and 4,500 tons of carbon emissions per year (the same as more than 700 cars).Wind energy saved 36.5 billion gallons of water last year, the amount that would have been used at conventional power plants.Eleven states reduced carbon emissions by 10% or more with wind power, and more than 25% of the electricity in two states comes from wind.last_img read more

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Do What Is Difficult

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now It’s easy to reduce your price and eliminate it as an obstacle to a deal. It’s difficult to increase your price once you have established a lower price, even when you create greater value.It’s easy to avoid dealing with a challenging customer issue, hoping against hope that it resolves itself in time. It’s difficult to have tough conversations, but it’s even more difficult to successfully recover from a challenge the longer it goes unaddressed.It’s easy to give your client what they believe they want, like a price quote or a response to an RFP. It’s difficult to have the conversations about why you don’t want to give them what they believe they want and how doing so will actually hurt them.It’s easy to wait for inbound marketing, channel partners, or social media to bring you the opportunities you need. It’s difficult to do the prospecting work that produces real results, like picking up the phone and calling your dream clients.Its easy to send an email. It’s difficult to gain the commitments you really need.It’s easy to wing it and show up for a sales call without preparing. You’ve made hundreds or thousands of calls. It’s difficult to make the call as successful for you and as valuable for your client after you’ve already made your first impression.It’s easy to hit the snooze button and sink back into the warm comfort of sleep. It’s difficult get up and get to work, unless you are so committed to your mission that sleep makes you uncomfortable.Success is found in doing what is difficult, in doing what other people avoid. Choose to do what is difficult.last_img read more

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of ₹1,938 cr highway project in West Bengal on February 8

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of ₹1,938 crore highway project in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal on Friday, the government said. The project, after completion, will reduce the distance from Salsalabari and Alipurduar to Siliguri in West Bengal by nearly 50 km.“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the four laning of the Falakata-Salsalabari section of NH -31D in the northern part of West Bengal tomorrow (Friday),” Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement. This 41.7 km long section of National Highways falls in the Jalpaiguri district of the State, and will be constructed at a cost of about ₹1,938 crore. A faster access to Siliguri would result in better access to railways and airways, the statement said, adding that the National Highway will also facilitate better movement of tea and other agricultural produce from the region to markets. In addition, the improved connectivity will lead to an increase in tourism in the region, the statement said adding that all this in turn will give a major boost to socio-economic activity in the State, opening up employment opportunities for the local people. There will be three railway over bridges, two flyovers, three vehicular underpasses, eight major bridges and 17 minor bridges on this section of National Highway.last_img read more

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