“Haaland does 300 push-ups and 1,000 crunches daily”

first_imgHaaland’s emergence in European football, with his extraordinary coordination of movements despite his height, his dizzying careers towards the goal and his feints, has had the greatest impact in recent years. Macek compares it to another of the Norwegian jewel idols: “He is a modern Ibrahimovic. I’d even say much better on the move, faster. And he has a great mentality when facing the game and the profession. He doesn’t want to speed up any deadline. ” When Macek shared training with Haaland, the striker’s name was already making headlines relating to Manchester United, coached by his idolized Solksjaer, Juve or even Real Madrid. The coldness that characterizes him against the rival goal is also applied by the Nordic striker in his career. “He told us that he still didn’t feel like taking such a step and that he wanted to take another. At that time the Bundesliga was already being talked about and he arrived at Borussia. He fell down there, huh? ”, smiles the Slovak. More than that, Haaland has been a cyclone in Dortmund: 12 goals in 11 gamesThey are 40 in 33 games if we add the ones he did with Salzburg at the start of the season.Macek supports the bet that the new football phenomenon made by leaving Borussia: “I think he took a big step. It is one of the best in Germany. Play the attack, trust young people like Achraf, Sancho or Brandt, played the Champions … But if he continues to progress in this way, we will surely see him in an even bigger team in a short time, perhaps Madrid. ” The player has a contract with the Signal Iduna Park club until 2024, but in Chamartín they keep an eye on him. The Slovak U-18 coach has no doubts about whether he would fit in at the Bernabéu: “The best in the world have always played there and Haaland is one of them. He is a footballer for Madrid, without a doubt… ”. Stanislav Macek tells the following anecdote when asked about Haaland. “He knows what he wants. I will tell you an anecdote. While in Salzburg, he had a girlfriend in Norway who came to visit him. All right. A few days later he came back because he said he had to focus only on soccer. “ Stanislav Macek (42) is the Slovak Under-18 coach and met the young forward in August, when he spent a week soaking up the methods of Austrian team coach Jesse Marsch. By then, the young Haaland was already showing Europe his authority before goal, with several shakes in the Austrian league. In the first five games, he scored seven goals. “Just seeing him impressed me a lot. He was a boy working as a mature professional. He is clear about his goal in soccer. Also that it is difficult, but he said to me: “To get there I don’t have to work fast but very hard.” And it does it without rest. Look, when he got to Salzburg he hardly played, and now it’s a show, “Macek tells AS.Seeing Haaland is seeing a physical wonder. Imposing (1.94 meters tall), he looks into the mirror of Cristiano Ronaldo, a self-made player, chiseled with a Stakhanovist philosophy from which the Norwegian drinks. “He has enormous respect for work. When I was in Salzburg, everyone told me. He works a lot individually to improve. He went on to tell me that at home he did 1,000 sit-ups and 300 push-ups practically daily ”, confesses the Slovak technician, who already had Haaland on his radar. “In March I saw him play with the Norwegian Under-20 against the Slovak Under-21. And I can say that I had not seen an individual performance by a young man like that. They won 0-2 and scored only one goal, but their match was extraordinary. It caught my attention tremendously. ”Stanislav Macek (right) poses with Marsch, Salzburg coach (center).last_img read more


PBA: NLEX frustrates Alaska in OT to keep playoff bid alive

first_imgTip-off is at 4:30 p.m. with this game of utmost importance for the Elite, who can earn a shot at a twice-to-beat privilege next week provided they hurdle the Dyip even as San Miguel Beer seeks to extend a three-game winning streak when it battles Rain or Shine in the 7 p.m. game.The Beermen also need to take this one in order to keep hopes of advancing in the upper half alive.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown ANTIPOLO—NLEX snapped out of a three-game skid in style on Friday night, rallying from 10 points down in the fourth period to clip Alaska in overtime, 116-110, and stay in the hunt for a playoff berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Alaska dropped to 7-3 and is now forced to win its clash with NorthPort tomorrow at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao in order to avoid complications as far as a seat in the top four—and the twice-to-beat privilege that goes with it—is concerned.As things stand, the Aces dropped out of a tie for the lead with idle Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia, which will be locking horns also Sunday for what would now be a sure quarterfinal bonus and the No. 1 seeding in the playoffs, meaning, the lightest quarterfinal assignment.The Hotshots were still playing TNT KaTropa at presstime and could sew up a quarterfinal bonus with a win.Should Alaska win, the loser of the Ginebra-Magnolia match would then need to win its last game to get to eight wins and avoid possible complications that could arise for the last quarterfinal bonus with San Miguel Beer looming as a likely playoff foe for that slot.Meanwhile, Blackwater tries to snap a two-game losing streak and stay in the hunt for a top four berth when the Elite battle ousted Columbian in the first of two games making up a Petron Saturday Special schedule at Alonte Sports Center in Laguna.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal JP Calvo’s Letran stint ends in a heartbreak Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Aaron Fuller had 42 points and 21 rebounds and was big late in the regulation, and JR Quinahan hit 10 of his 15 points in the extra period as the Road Warriors improved to 5-5 overall and stalled the Aces’ march for a top four finish.“He carried us on his shoulders tonight,” coach Yeng Guiao said of Fuller, who forged the extension with a short stab with a fraction over two seconds left at 99-all.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIt was a disappointing way to finish a game for the Aces, who muffed two crucial free throws, one by Vic Manuel in the dying seconds of regulation, which would have forced the Road Warriors to take a triple to tie instead of making Fuller work underneath for that short stab.Quinahan, meantime, made two big triples when the game truly hung in the balance and swung the momentum in favor of the Road Warriors, who will close out against Rain or Shine on Nov. 3 seeking the win that would seal their place in the next round.last_img read more


Hitting their stride

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We’re happy [with] the win, but we were not because they scored 34 points against us in the second quarter,” TNT coach Bong Ravena said.“So we told the guys to stay in control and be locked in. I’m glad, they pulled through,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRR Pogoy, who was returning from an illness, caught fire in the KaTropa’s blistering start to the final period.  He emptied 12 of his total 28 points in that quarter and helped his teammates assemble a 26-0 run that left the Elite gasping.TNT’s blistering, unanswered run in the final quarter is the most by any team in the league. Blackwater’s Mac Belo leaps to avoid colliding with TNT’s Ryan Reyes, who loses possession of the leather. —AUGUST DELA CRUZANTIPOLO—TNT coach Bong Ravena asked the KaTropa during the halftime lull to approach Saturday’s match against Blackwater with a “locked-in” mentality.The pleading paid dividends as soon as the second  half resumed. TNT, already ahead by five, padded its lead again and again en route to a 127-89 drubbing of Blackwater in the PBA Philippine Cup hostilities at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No place like home as Cebu CC writes interclub history with overall championship View comments The KaTropa’s Troy Rosario and Don Trollano pumped in 17 and 11 markers respectively, to help the team move to a 5-3 slate—and stay in the hunt for a twice-to-beat playoff incentive.“The players have been focusing now on defense, unlike before. It’s now their priority to make stops,” said Ravena.TNT compiled 14 steals and seven blocks to hand Blackwater, which never got a taste of the lead, its worst beatdown since losing to Rain or Shine by 38 points in 2015.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “I’m happy with the way I played,” Pogoy said in Filipino. But he added that he is even happier for the three straight victories his team has collected because of their stellar play on defense.“He came out strong and ready to play,” Ravena said of the sweet-shooting Gilas Pilipinas standout.Magnolia delivered a sterling performance from both ends of the court to take down Alaska, 103-86, in Saturday’s nightcap.The Hotshots imposed their will on the defensive end, keeping the Aces under 20 points in the middle quarters.“Ynares has been very good to us,”  coach Chito Victolero jokingly said in Filipino. “Maybe this place is our lucky charm.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more


House Probes NTAL Protests

first_imgThe Plenary of the House of Representatives has empowered the Committees on Education and Judiciary to investigate complaints from the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL), including the stalemate between the NTAL and the Ministry of Education. The two committees, chaired by Representatives Dr. Isaac Roland and Worlea Saywah Dunah of Maryland and Nimba, respectively, are expected to jointly probe and report to Plenary, on or before Tuesday, Nov. 15.The decision was reached yesterday, Tuesday, November 8, on the first day of the 2nd Extraordinary Session.The longstanding conflict between the NTAL and the Education Ministry emerged when the Ministry decided to outsource a portion of the country’s Public Primary School system to Bridge International Academies and other private providers.The NTAL accused Education Minister George Werner and other Ministry officials of constant violations of the 1986 Liberian Constitution, the Education Law and human rights by privatizing the education system and dismissing teachers and the leaderships of teachers’ unions in Margibi and Montserrado counties, among others.The Ministry of Education, on the other hand, accused the dismissed teachers and education workers of violating the country’s labor law and the Civil Service Standing Orders.In the NTAL’s formal complaint to the House of Representatives, which was read yesterday, it spoke of provocations and violations of their rights that need urgent intervention in order to maintain the country’s fragile peace.“As a matter of information, the differences between the Education Ministry and the NTAL started when the Ministry decided to outsource portion of our Public Primary School system to profit-making providers such as Bridge International Academies and other private providers including BRAC, an agricultural NGO, Omega, a Ghanaian firm, and many others,” the NTAL noted.The House’s Plenary also mandated the Committees on Rules, Order and Administration and Youth and Sports to investigate the complaints from the ECOWAS Civil Society Movement of Liberia (ECSOMOL) against the Ministry of Youth and Sports for allegedly sabotaging ECOWAS programs and projects in the country. The youth group accused Youth and Sports Minister Saah Charles N’Tow and Deputy Minister for Youth Development Lance Gonyon.The Committee on Rules, Order and Administration is chaired Grand Bassa lawmaker J. Byron Brown, while the Youth and Sports Committee is headed by J. Gabriel Nyenkan. There was no timeline attached for the Committee to report to Plenary. This is the first task by each of the four committees since they were overhauled by the new leadership of Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay and Deputy Speaker Hans M. Barchue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Foreign companies continue to disregard labour laws – GTUC

first_imgThe Guyana Trade Union Congress (GTUC) is calling on the Government to ensure that foreign companies adhere to labour laws and agreements when dealing with the rights of workers.The GTUC made this call after the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) refused to pay workers monies deducted from their overtime payments, even thoughGTUC General Secretary, Lincoln Lewisin October of 2016 a decision was made to cease taxing overtime and all premium hours worked.“The fact that Minister Keith Scott wrote management earlier this month advising mechanisms be put in place to return taxes deducted on overtime and all premium hours worked with effect from 1st October 2016 and management continues to ignore this directive sends a strong signal that BCGI is above Government and the laws of our land,” the GTUC said in a statement.GTUC is calling on Government to honour the Constitution that establishes sovereignty over the nation and its workers and hold BCGI accountable for its deviant industrial relations practices that continue to infringe the laws of the land.“There is something troubling with Guyana’s relationship with BCGI that is allowing successive governments to allow the transgressing of the rights of Guyanese labour and the violating of our laws,” it added.The workers’ representative body said the company refuses to meet with officials, and workers are promising industrial action if they are not paid their monies.last_img read more


Cross-dressing bandit wreaks havoc in Corentyne

first_imgAlone bandit brandishing a cutlass broke into several homes in Upper Corentyne, Berbice over the weekend.Reports are the man broke in to three homes at Number 45 and 46 Villages and attempted to enter a fourth where an elderly couple lives.The first incident occurred about 22:30h on Saturday at a home in Number 45 Village. After gaining entry by forcing open a window, the man ransacked the family’s kitchen and escaped with valuables.Moments later, he went to the home of Melessa Narine of Lot 13 Number 45 Village. At the time, the seven months pregnant Narine was asleep. The woman woke up after she felt a cold object at her neck and the glare of lights on her face. The intruder, who was wearing one of her maternity dresses and had a towel over his head, held a cutlass to her neck, she recalled, and demanded money and jewellery.Narine told this publication that she attempted to escape after handing over $22,200, a gold chain and a gold ring. She explained that she watched the bandit pick up her bicycle and ride out of the yard.According to Narine, when she went outside she discovered her car was broken in to, but the intruder was unable to escape with it since the battery was disconnected.Shortly after that incident, Somwattie Pertab, 77, and her 79-year-old husband, Pertab Rameshar, heard strange sounds in their home.Pertab told this publication that her husband recommended that she turn on the exterior light and remain quiet. She explained that after switching on the light, the sound stopped and shortly after she raised an alarm.This alerted neighbours who rushed to their assistance and they discovered that attempts were made to open a window on the lower flat of the two-storey house. The would-be intruder left behind a towel which he had used to attempt to hold the window open.Meanwhile, at Number 46 Village, Kerpal Dammar said he saw a strange bicycle parked on the road in front of his yard which was something unusual at that time. “The bicycle look like a new bicycle.”The licensed firearm holder noted that he loaded his gun and waited to see who would be coming for the bicycle, as his dogs barked continuously. Ten minutes later, a man dressed in black was seen walking along the side of his yard. “He had nothing in his hands, so I decided not to shot at him, but to fire a warning shot to see if he would surrender. He did not surrender, so I fired three more rounds in the air. From there, he ran and picked up the bicycle and rode away.”Businessman kerpal Dammar fired four warning shotsDammar, who operated a trucking service, said they gave chase but only found some female clothing the man was wearing at the time.He then discovered that the entire lower flat of his home was ransacked. Sweets and chocolate were removed from a bus which was parked under his house.A bag with $8000 worth of textbooks was also stolen. “He mix tea and he drink and he eat biscuits and I had apples and grapes in the fridge and he eat out all. In the cupboard, I had two bottles of pepper sauce and I still don’t know why he took the pepper sauce,” the businessman said. The Police were alerted and are investigating.last_img read more


LGE results already a vote of no-confidence in APNU/AFC – Jagdeo

first_img…PPP’s 45,000 margin equals 9 seatsEven though the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has filed a no- confidence motion against the Government, the Party believes the coalition’s losses at the Local Government Elections (LGE) are the public’s own vote of no confidence.In an interview with Guyana Times, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo explained that his party has observed the dissatisfaction of the people, and as such, took action as the people’s representatives. “People spoke about this. They’re very dissatisfied, through the election results,” Jagdeo said. “And we’re just bringing that dissatisfaction, their voice, to the National Assembly, to say to the Government we’re dissatisfied with the direction the country is going in.”“So win or lose, the country will benefit from this. Because it will force this Government to sit up and take notice that we are unhappy with the visionless policies that they’re practising and that they’re harming our future,” he added.Jagdeo had first announced the no-confidence motion during his Thursday press conference right after it was clear that the people had repudiated the coalition Government. The next day, the scheduled sitting of the National Assembly was abruptly cancelled at Government’s request and the Opposition turned up to an empty chamber. At the half empty Parliament chambers, he reiterated some of his expectations regarding the motion.“We have already succeeded, by filing this motion and getting this Government to sit up and notice these issues we are dissatisfied with. And we believe this will force them, if the PPP fails to secure the majority in the house, to take cognisance of the reasons why we are filing the no-confidence motion. And it will force them to bring a better budget… We’d like to see the restoration of the children grant. The same money they’ve increased food in Government by, they can give the children the $10,000 grant. It’s a matter of priorities. They should restore water subsidies for pensioners. reverse the VAT on electricity, water, medical supplies, food, and machinery,” he added.Jagdeo had noted that some other measures he wants the Government to take is to reduce excise taxes, reverse the increases in land fees for Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary (MMA) farmers… increases the farmers have still been unable to meet.Better governanceIn a published advertisement, the PPP went into further details on their reasons for filing the motion, and which were the concrete reasons for the peoples’ rejection of the People’s National Congress-led coalition. It pointed to the thousands of jobs that have been lost as a result of the closure of Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) estates.In addition, the Party referred to the various scandals that have erupted under the Administration. They include the single sourcing of the feasibility contract for the new Demerara River crossing, the single sourcing of a drugs bond and the single sourcing of drug procurement contracts.The Party noted the numerous breaches of fiscal laws flagged by the Audit Office of Guyana in its reports, as well as the lack of accountability in the D’Urban Park project; something even the Auditor General had to launch a special probe into.The depletion of Guyana gold and foreign reserves was also highlighted. In fact, a report from the Central Bank earlier this year had indicated that Guyana’s net foreign reserves, held by the Bank in foreign currency notes; has fallen to its lowest point since 2008.Tax collection has increased dramatically; a point alluded to by the Party. This publication had reported findings from the recently released 2017 Auditor General report, which had showed that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) collected more taxes than was even anticipated.In the End of Year Budget and Reconciliation Report, it noted that the projected revenue for 2017 was $186 billion. Instead, Government actually collected $195 billion in current revenue. This includes duties, levy, personal income and withholding taxes.Court settlements since the coalition Government took office were also zeroed in on by the Party. The Attorney General’s Chambers has come under much criticism for not being able to secure success for several cases against the State.Since taking office, in addition to losing cases, Government has opted to enter into out-of-court settlements. These settlements included sums to the tune of US$5.7 million; $226 million and $3.8 billion.Following the motion, the Government side gathered on Friday afternoon for a meeting chaired by Prime Minister and acting President Moses Nagamootoo to discuss the move.The postponed sitting has meanwhile been rescheduled for Monday.last_img read more


Fort St John sees increase in real estate prices as of May

first_imgBolin expects that the need for housing and the need for people moving to Fort St. John will continue to rise within the coming months and year ahead. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Real Estate market has recently seen an increase in housing sale prices.According to RE/MAX Action Realty Owner, Trevor Bolin, the Northern B.C. Real Estate Board reports that Fort St. John saw the average house price increase by $20,000 as of the end of May in comparison to 2018 Year-to-Date sale prices.“We got our stats for ending of May and the average prices are up to $20,000 which is, in the Fort St. John market, a pretty big story.”- Advertisement -Bolin says the rise in the local economy, with more natural resource projects on the way, is a contributing factor to the recent jump in real estate prices, adding that it is a big win for Northeastern B.C.“It’s a big win for us, and as Canada LNG goes forward and pipelines are happening, it’s a big win for Fort St. John and a big win for Northeastern B.C.”According to Bolin, the average sale price for a single family dwelling in Fort St. John, as of the end of May, is $373,655, adding that May ended up being an extremely strong month, more so than the average of the entire year.Advertisementlast_img read more


Done deal? Euro 2016 star wants Liverpool move: ‘Type of player we need’

first_img Piotr Zielinski could soon be under the spotlight at Anfield Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly made his move for Piotr Zielinski… and the Poland star wants to move to Anfield.According to the Guardian, Klopp called the 22-year-old Udinese midfielder while he was preparing for Poland’s first game of Euro 2016.And it looks like Klopp will get his man, despite Napoli’s interest, with the Serie A club’s president Aurelio de Laurentiis saying: “Liverpool have made a bid for Zielinski and he wants to join them.”Here is a selection of reaction from Liverpool fans on social media, and it’s fair to say the Zielinski reports have been met with mixed views… 1last_img read more


REVEALED: ILLEGAL DUMPER HASN’T PAID €12,000 FINE

first_imgA BINMAN caught on camera illegally dumping in Co Donegal still hasn’t paid his €12,000 fine – more than a year after his conviction, a court has heard.Jim Ferry, of Rossbracken, Manorcunningham, but originally from Falcarragh, contested 12 charges but was found guilty after a three day trial at Letterkenny District Court in October 2013.The illegal dumping took place at Doire Uí Fríll, Falcarragh, on June 10, 2010 on land right in front of his own mother’s house (pictured). In March Ferry withdrew his application to appeal the conviction when it came up before the Circuit Court in Donegal.But at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday, Dara Foynes, barrister for the Director of Public Prosecutions told Judge John O’Hagan that the €12,000 fine hadn’t been paid. It should have been settled on April 29 this year.She asked for a ‘distress order’ be attached to the fine and costs so that the State could liquidate assets to get the money.Judge O’Hagan agreed to the request. Ferry also faced costs totalling €30,750.At this point solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin asked for more time for the monies to be paid.“It’s a situation where no-one came looking for the money,” he said.Judge O’Hagan ordered that the money should be handed over by April 1 next year.REVEALED: ILLEGAL DUMPER HASN’T PAID €12,000 FINE was last modified: December 10th, 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:ferryferry’s refusejim ferrylast_img read more