9 Nov

Aspas stakes claim as Spain struggle to create

first_imgWorld Cup Spain struggling to create chances as Aspas stakes claim for starting spot Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 05:31 6/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Iago Aspas Spain Getty World Cup Spain Tunisia v Spain Tunisia Friendlies Julen Lopetegui’s side needed a late winner from the Celta Vigo striker to beat Tunisia, but there were few positives in this World Cup warm-up Spain still do not seem quite themselves. Although La Roja extended their unbeaten run under Julen Lopetegui to 20 games, Saturday’s 1-0 win over Tunisia was anything but convincing.Six days ahead of their World Cup debut against Portugal, it was all too predictable from the 2010 champions against Tunisia in Krasnodar. In the first half in particular, there was a lack of urgency and little in the way of clear chances, despite the usual possession from La Roja.It was far from a vintage performance and not one to suggest that this Spain side can go on to win the trophy on July 15 – even though their wealth of talent makes them one of the big favourites heading into the tournament next week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Thiago Alcantara and David Silva were unusually subdued in the first 45 minutes and Spain improved in the second half following the introduction of Koke and Lucas Vazquez, then Diego Costa and Marco Asensio, and finally Iago Aspas.The multiple changes gave many players a run-out, but were also perhaps an indication that Lopetegui is still unsure of his strongest starting XI less than a week before his side kick off their World Cup campaign.Lucas and Asensio in particular gave Spain greater urgency in the final third and the latter could yet force his way into this team. Before he was brought on, Lopetegui’s side were too predictable and Tunisia – without doing too much – had looked comfortable enough.However, it was Costa and Aspas who combined to break the deadlock with six minutes remaining. The Atletico Madrid forward made an intelligent run that took him clear, only to delay too long and lose the opportunity, dragging back for his team-mate to hammer home.Aspas, who also scored and played his part in another two goals in the 6-1 win over Argentina in March, had only been on the pitch for eight minutes, yet once again he took his opportunity with aplomb.Jordi Alba Dylan Bronn Tunisia Spain international friendly 2018The former Liverpool forward has now been involved in nine goals in his 10 games for Spain, with four of those netted himself and five assists. And all of those have come in the second half.As things stand, he looks likely to remain as a bench option as the World Cup kicks off next week, yet he has done his hopes of claiming a starting spot no harm at all with this showing, which follows a fantastic campaign with Celta (with 23 goals in 37 games for the Galician outfit last season).”It’s a decision the coach will have to make,” Aspas said afterwards. “I try to take advantage when he gives me opportunities, be it with Rodrigo (who started the game) or with Diego (Costa). They give me chances and goals.”And it is precisely chances and goals that Spain are lacking at the moment, having drawn 1-1 with Switzerland last week. On Saturday, Aspas showed once again with his intelligent movement and another fine finish that he is potentially one of the solutions to those problems.last_img read more

17 Sep

Three Canadian Institutions Announces Extension on Scholarships

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Nov 2014 – Mount Royal University, Royal Roads University and TELUQ University are the three institutions where scholarships are being offered for further studies in Canada. The Governor’s Office has issued notice to announce that the deadline for application for scholarships through Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) has been extended to Monday December 1st, 2014. Students or potential students wanting to achieve a certification in medical terminology or a Graduate Certificate in Destination Development or a take part in a short course in Wildlife Management, should apply. Could be seen as good or bad… but for these studies, you will not have to leave home; these are a part of the Canadian Viral University Scholarship Project. I have published the link to apply … follow me on Twitter @DeeCaribbean. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Canada offers help in financial services sector to TCI Working Group Related Items:canada, department of foreign affairs and international trade, destination development, graduate certificate, mount royal university, Royal Roads University and TELUQ University, wiildlife management Recommended for you PanAm Junior Games countdown on Ex-Govt Consultant ordered to leave TCIlast_img read more

17 Sep

Poway developer breaks ground on new downtown development

first_imgPoway developer breaks ground on new downtown development Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:32 PM KUSI Newsroom August 20, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Official renderings of “Outpost”SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Local real estate developer Capexco broke ground Monday on a $35 million mixed-use development in downtown Poway.The new development, named Outpost, is located on a 1.58-acre parcel of land and is expected to include 53 residential units, an urban food hall and a 20,000-square-foot fitness center by Crunch Fitness.Outpost is the first development under the updated Poway Road Specific Plan, which the Poway City Council approved in December 2017. Poway Mayor Steve Vaus and the city council approved the Outpost project in March; it is expected to be completed by fall 2019.Trent Claughton, president and CEO of Poway-based Capexco, said Outpost is named as such because he sees Poway as a destination for all of San Diego County.“Outpost marks an important milestone in Poway’s history that we hope will become a model for revitalization and creating a walkable downtown district for Poway,” Claughton said. “It brings needed housing and compelling new food and fitness concepts to Poway in a vibrant live, play and work mixed- use development.”Outpost will be comprised of three buildings that will house the project’s amenities, a pedestrian paseo between buildings, outdoor seeing, a patio above the food hall and underground parking.“This project will be a catalyst for achieving” the city’s dream of creating a town center, Vaus said. “Outpost will offer new places to live, work and play while helping fuel the city’s economy.” Posted: August 20, 2018last_img read more

10 Sep

Brand new Lego Movie 2 toy sets revealed before New York Toy

first_img 17 Photos Tags See Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon sets over nearly 20 years Lego Movie 2 star Chris Pratt gets meta with Chris Pratt minifigs Lego Movie 2’s Apocalypseburg set overflows with whopping 3,000 pieces Lego bricks outshine gold bars as investments, study finds spacepalaceEnlarge ImageQueen Watevra’s “So-Not-Evil” Space Palace. Lego Queen Watevra’s “So-Not-Evil” Space Palace, which has 995 pieces, retails for $100 (around £78, AU$140). The bubble-looking Space Palace set includes minifigures for Bachelor Batman, Celeste, Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi and the Royal Guard. The multi-level palace set also features a rotating top section with a detachable rocket plus opening pods. There’s even a smoothie maker and a DJ booth.The 691-piece Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa Lego set retails for $70 (around £54, AU$98), and comes with figures for Benny, Washed-out Wyldstyle, Balthazar, Unikitty, Flaminga, Eight, Archimedes and Balthazar vampire bat.spaEnlarge ImageShimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa Lego The Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa also has revolving wall for Balthazar to transform into a vampire bat — plus a hot tub, a massage table and more.All three sets will be available in stores this spring. Build Emmet’s Triple-Decker Couch Mech as scene in Lego Movie 2. Lego When a film is all about Lego like Lego Movie 2 it’s bound to inspire plenty of Lego kits. Previously, we’ve seen the whopping 3,000-piece Apocalypseburg set, and now there are more sets on the way.Lego Group announced on Tuesday, in advance of its presence at New York Toy Fair, three new Lego Movie 2 sets. The new sets include Emmet’s Triple-Decker Couch Mech, Queen Watevra’s “So-Not-Evil” Space Palace and Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa. Fans can build Emmet’s Triple-Decker Couch Mech as seen in Lego Movie 2. The 322-piece Lego set retails for $30 (around £23, AU$42). The couch set comes with various figures including Emmet, Sweet Mayhem and a brand new Unikitty as Rampage Kitty figure. Share your voicecenter_img 1 Toys and Tabletop Games TV and Movies More Lego Comment Legolast_img read more

5 Sep

World Bank India sign 250 million loan pact for Rebuild Kerala programme

first_imgKerala floodsMANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)The central government, the Kerala government and the World Bank have signed a loan agreement of $250 million (Rs 1,725 crore) for the First Resilient Kerala Programme to help Kerala get back into shape after the 2018 floods.The 2018 floods and landslides in Kerala had led to severe impact on property, infrastructure, and lives and livelihoods of people. One-sixth of the state’s population – about 5.4 million people – were affected while 1.4 million were displaced from their homes, especially the poor and vulnerable segments of the population.The Resilient Kerala Programme will focus on strengthening Kerala’s institutional and financial capacity to protect the assets and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable groups through an inclusive and participatory approach.Union Finance Ministry official Sameer Kumar Khare said that the programme is part of the government’s support to Kerala’s ‘Rebuild Kerala Development Programme’ aimed at building a green and resilient Kerala. He said that this partnership will identify key areas of policy and institutional strengthening to maximise development impact.The loan agreement was signed by Sameer Kumar Khare on behalf of the government and Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director, World Bank India.The World Bank has been working closely with the central government and Kerala government since the floods struck in August 2018 in assessing the impact of the floods and assisting in recovery and reconstruction. The bank support also helped identify policies, institutions and systems for resilience to disaster risks and climate change.Junaid Kamal Ahmad said that the partnership is a key pillar of the bank’s new Country Partnership Framework for India. Through such partnerships, the bank will support select states striving to bring about systemic improvements in the way development initiatives are planned and executed.”In Kerala, we will work across cross-cutting themes and priority sectors to build systems of resilience. We are committed to supporting the state government in bringing about a perceptible change in the lives and livelihoods of its citizens,” he added.last_img read more

3 Sep

Dont escape from election Nasim tells Oikya Front

first_imgMohammad NasimHealth and family welfare minister Mohammed Nasim today called upon the Oikya Front leaders not to escape from the upcoming election being feared of defeat.“We do believe in free and fair election. The game has began, don’t flee from the final match of December 30,” he told a victory day celebration rally in city’s Shahbagh area.Sammilita Muktijuddha Sangsad and Samillita Sangskritik Jote (SSJ) organised the event titled “Bijoy Mancha”.Nasim recalled the supreme sacrifice of three million martyrs and national four leaders on the victory day.He urged the Awami League activists to make door to door campaign ahead of the national polls and seek votes in favour of his party.Speaking on the occasion, shipping minister Shajahan Khan criticised Kamal Hossain’s role and his remarks towards journalist.Sammilita Muktijuddha Jote Chairman Helal Murshed Khan, SSJ president Golam Kuddus and SSJ general secretary Hasan Harif, among others, spoke.last_img read more

2 Sep

Trump Talks Tough On Trade At Summit In Vietnam

first_img Share Andrew Harnik/AP (NPR)President Trump speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit at the Aryana Convention Center, on Friday in Danang, Vietnam.President Trump — in the harshest language on trade so far on his five-nation tour of Asia — told a regional summit in Vietnam that his administration “will not tolerate” continued trade abuses and that countries must “follow the rules” if they want to do business with the U.S.The president’s speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Danang sounded at times less like a vision for the region than an airing of economic grievances. “The United States will no longer turn a blind eye to violations, cheating, or economic aggression. Those days are over,” he told representatives of the 21-member grouping.Danang is the coastal city where the first U.S. combat troops landed in 1965, marking a major escalation in the Vietnam War.Trump alluded to the war, which claimed more than 57,000 Americans and as many as 2 million Vietnamese: “This city was once home to an American military base, in a country where many Americans and Vietnamese lost their lives in a very bloody war. Today, we are no longer enemies — we are friends.”But, as NPR’s Scott Horsley, who is traveling with the president, reports, “Even as he cheered the success that countries like Vietnam have had in pulling their people out of poverty, Trump complained some of that success has come at the expense of the United States.”In one of Trump’s first acts as president, he withdrew the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement, labeling it unfair to the U.S. and vowing instead to strike a series of bilateral deals with the 11 other nations that remain in the pact.As we reported earlier, on the president’s previous stop in China, Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to some measures to address the gaping trade deficit with the United States, but did not address Trump’s broader trade complaints.The president has sounded his dual themes of fair trade and regional security — particularly as it applies to containing North Korea — since beginning his tour earlier this week, with stops not only in China, but in Japan and South Korea.Those three countries are represented at APEC, as are many others in Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Rim. In his visit to China, Trump put roughly equal emphasis on the two themes, but at APEC, trade was the stronger motif.“We are not going to let the United States be taken advantage of anymore,” the president told APEC representatives. “I am always going to put America first, the same way that I expect all of you in this room to put your countries first.”“We lowered or ended tariffs, reduced trade barriers and allowed foreign goods to flow freely into our country,” he said. “But while we lowered market barriers, other countries didn’t open their markets to us.”That remark elicited a barely audible reaction from someone in the audience, which Trump picked up on: “Funny,” the president remarked to scattered clapping. “They must have been one of the beneficiaries.”In the manner of his campaign-style rallies, Trump pointed to the source of the disturbance: “What country do you come from sir?” but got no response and moved on with his speech.Russia is an APEC member and there had been the question of whether Trump would meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but just ahead of Air Force One’s arrival in Vietnam, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders seemingly quashed the speculation: “There was never a meeting confirmed and there will not be one that takes place, due to scheduling conflicts on both sides.”But soon afterward, a Kremlin spokesman said the two leaders would meet on the sidelines of APEC “one way or another.”In July, the two leaders held a “brief conversation” on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, with Trump foregoing an interpreter. That discussion was not initially disclosed by the White House.The president has one final stop on his tour in the Philippines before heading back to the U.S.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more