Peaceful demonstration throughoutWednesday deteriorated after nightfall into clashes between the police andprotesters, prompting regional government leader Quim Torra to demand animmediate return to normality.(Reuters) A demonstrator walks past a fire during a protest in Barcelona, Spain on Oct. 16. REUTERS/ALBERT GEA Divisions over a drive to split thenortheastern region of Catalonia from Spain roiled the country in 2017, andre-surfaced on Monday when the Supreme Court sentenced nine politicians andactivists of up to 13 years in jail. BARCELONA – Protesters set cars onfire and threw petrol bombs at the police in this Spanish city, intensifyingunrest sparked by the sentencing of Catalan separatist leaders who sought todeclare an independent state.
Former Wolfsburg coach, Martin Schmidt, has described Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen as a great athlete, believing that he will ‘settle quickly’ at Napoli with more improvement tactically. The 21-year-old, who is set to sign for Napoli this summer, arrived at Wolfsburg in January 2017 and only played 16 games for the Bundesliga side before moving to RSC Charleroi. Osimhen arrived from Belgium to Ligue 1 last summer and has impressed in France, but Schmidt doesn’t seem surprised. “Victor is a good player, very good in pressing,” Schmidt told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli. “He’s aggressive, he finishes well, he has great quality. He has strength in duels too. “His mentality and passion fit well with Napoli’s philosophy. Maybe he needs to improve his tactics.Advertisement “I know tactics are very important in Italian football. He’s a great athlete, very fast, plays with both feet, but he still has some potential to develop tactically.” read also:Giuntoli: Napoli still need to reach agreement with Osimhen’s new agent Schmidt feels the Nigerian forward has ‘matured’ and will be ready for the challenge ahead in Naples. “Yes, I think he has matured. His mentality will help him settle quickly. His mentality and passion will help him.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Loading…
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Breaking: Ighalo blocked Osimhen’s Man U move — Brother Man U crash out of Europa League Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo was voted Man of the Match after opening the scoring in the 5-0 victory over LASK and leading the line with authority. The Nigerian, who is on loan from Shanghai Greeland Shenhua, also provided the assist for the second goal, finished by Daniel James, and was unlucky not to add to his personal tally when showing great strength before rolling his effort against a post. Ighalo’s fourth goal since arriving on deadline day in January was a thing of absolute beauty. He took three touches to juggle a pass by Bruno Fernandes on the edge of the area in order to work his way into a shooting position. With tremendous venom, the centre-forward hammered his drive in off the underside of the bar for a strike that deserved more attention than it received in a virtually empty stadium due to the tie being played behind closed doors. Despite the healthy competition for the award, the hit-man gained half of the votes cast to finish clear of Fernandes in second spot and third-placed Fred. It is the second time he has scooped the accolade, after also starring in the Emirates FA Cup triumph at Derby County. Ighalo was the undisputed main man on Thursday evening in Linz.Tags: Bruno FernandesDaniel JamesLASKOdion IghaloShanghai Shenhua
Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a study conducted by the Ohio State University.The new study of how nutritional interventions can alter the risk for skin cancers appeared online in the journal Scientific Reports.MethodologyIn the study male mice were fed a diet of 10 percent tomato powder daily for 35 weeks. The mice were then exposed to ultraviolet light. It was discovered that the mice experienced, on average, a 50 percent decrease in skin cancer tumors compared to mice that ate no dehydrated tomato.Co-relation between tomato and cancerIt’s theorized the co-relation between tomatoes and cancer is from dietary carotenoids. The pigmenting compounds that give tomatoes their color, may protect skin against UV light damage, said Jessica Cooperstone. She’s co-author of the study and a research scientist in the Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State.Previous research indicated male mice develop tumors earlier after UV exposure and that their tumors are more numerous, larger and more aggressive, than female mice.Cancer treatment different in genders“This study showed us that we need to consider gender when exploring different preventive strategies,” said the study’s senior author, Tatiana Oberyszyn, a professor of pathology and member of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.“What works in men may not always work equally well in women and vice versa.”Previous human clinical trials suggest that eating tomato paste over time can dampen sunburns, perhaps thanks to carotenoids from the plants that are deposited in the skin of humans after eating, and may be able to protect against UV light damage, Cooperstone said.“Lycopene, the primary carotenoid in tomatoes, has been shown to be the most effective antioxidant of these pigments,” she said.In the new study, the Ohio State researchers found that only male mice fed dehydrated red tomatoes had reductions in tumor growth. Those fed diets with tangerine tomatoes, which have been shown to be higher in bioavailable lycopene in previous research, had fewer tumors than the control group, but the difference was not statistically significant.Cooperstone is currently researching tomato compounds that may impart other health benefits.Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common of all cancers, with more new cases each year than other cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society.“Foods are not drugs, but they can possibly, over the lifetime of consumption, alter the development of certain diseases,” Cooperstone said.
Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020 Share Betsson sees strong prospects in disrupted Kenya June 19, 2020 Share Bookmaker Betsafe has announced that from the 2017/18 season, it will become the principal sponsor of back-to-back European rugby champions Saracens. Betsafe will also become the official betting partner of the Saracens and its branding will appear on the shirts and around the stadium of the European champions for the next three seasons.Nicola Fitton, Managing Director at Betsafe, said: “We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Saracens today. Saracens is a club that is defined by professionalism, desire and outstanding performance and these are values that we reflect every day at Betsafe.“We firmly believe that passion always overcomes the odds, and there is no passion like that of a Saracens fan or player. We are delighted to be part of the Saracens family and we look forward to supporting the club going forwards.”The deal marks the continued expansion of Betsafe into the world of sporting sponsorship, Saracens join the likes of Tony Bellew, Cage Warriors and Manchester City in being sponsored by the Swedish based betting firm.Saracens Chief Executive, Heath Harvey commented on Betsafe as Principal Sponsor: “We are delighted to welcome Betsafe as a sponsor of the club. They are a company with a proven track record of partnering elite sports teams in the UK and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.“We believe that we have partnered with a company who are extremely ambitious and have a drive and passion for innovation values that we can strongly resonate with at Saracens.” GLMS calls for increased vigilance regarding betting sponsorships July 23, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit
Defending FA Cup champions New Edubiase United have been knocked out of the competition after losing 1-0 to Division One side Starke FC on Sunday in their outstanding round of 64 match at the Dunkwa Park.Despite Edubiase’s elimination, it was a dominant Sunday for the Premier League sides in the competition as six progressed to the third round with the exception of Wa All Stars and King Faisal.At the Accra Sports Stadium , Hearts needed a late Mahatma Otoo strike to beat BA Stars 1-0 to advance to the last 16 of the competition.King Faisal were shocked 1-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium by Tudu Mighty Jets. Berekum Chelsea beat Gomoa Feyenoord 3-2 and Aduana Stars thrashed Swedru All Blacks 3-0.Round of 64 – March, 10Starke FC 1-0 New Edubiase Round of 32 – Sunday, March, 10Aduana Stars 3-0 All BlacksTema Youth 4-0 Dynamo FCWa All Stars 0 4-5(pen) 0 Medeama SCToende FC 0 0-3(pen) 0 Gold Stars Hearts of Oak 1-0 BA StarsBerekum Chelsea 3-2 FeyenoordKing Faisal 0-1 Mighty JetsHeart of Lions 2-1 Sarmatex
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been both teammates and rivals, which means their final matchup Monday as the Lakers face the Heat will be an emotional one. The two will play against each other for one final time before Wade retires at the end of the season. LeBron James: Final Dwyane Wade matchup will be bittersweet “I’ll savor this. We both will,” Wade said of James. “We both had some amazing moments versus each other as competitors. But we obviously had some great moments as teammates. And we’re going to be friends forever, but this is the last time we play basketball versus each other. So we’ll enjoy it and then we’ll savor it.“Obviously, LeBron is one of my good friends and the history we have as teammates, as well. It definitely means more than just the average last game versus a team or individual.”The Lakers (16-10) will host the Heat (11-14) on Monday, with tip-off set for 10:30 p.m. ET. Why did LeBron James give a Grizzlies arena employee his game shoes? “Out of all the players in the league besides [Udonis Haslem], Bron is one of my closest friends,” Wade said, via the Miami Herald. “It definitely will mean a little bit more, and just everything in our careers. The paths that we both went down as competitors versus each other and as teammates, we’ll always be linked together forever.”So, it will definitely mean a lot. It’s the ending of a chapter in both of our lives. This is just the end of a chapter as competitors on the basketball court.” Related News James and Wade were part of the 2003 NBA Draft and they were selected first and fifth, respectively. They were teammates for four seasons in Miami, claiming back-to-back championships together in 2012 and 2013 and reaching the Finals four times. James and Wade also shared the court with the Cavaliers for 46 games last season.
Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ A NEW SHORTSTOP APPROACH: This one’s a no-brainer. Welcome back, Corey Seager. See ya, Manny Machado.A NEW BULLPEN APPROACH: Kenley Jansen is under contract through 2021 and can opt out after 2019. But he is obviously not the dominant closer of old, his decrease in velocity and movement evidenced by 13 home runs allowed in 69 regular-season games and tying homers in back-to-back World Series games. It may be time to start considering potential closer options. Pedro Baez, perhaps? Who would have thought that a year ago?It is also time to abandon the practice of dumpster diving for relief help, looking for undervalued assets to fill out the bullpen rather than paying the going rate for guys who have a proven ability to get those precious late-inning outs. (Hint: Joe Kelly — you may have noticed him in the World Series — is a free agent.)Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The World Series is just a few days removed, the duck boats have disgorged the triumphant Red Sox after their Wednesday procession through the streets of Boston, and Dodger fans are still doing their annual monologue titled, “Why did Dave Roberts take Rich Hill out so soon?”Surely it’s too soon for 2019 World Series odds, isn’t it? Surely not.Something called mybookie.ag lists the Dodgers’ odds at getting back to a third consecutive Series as 15-2. Our friends in the desert at bovada.lv list them at 8-1. Both put the Dodgers third behind the teams that have beaten them the past two years: the Red Sox and Astros.Do we have the keys to reducing those odds and bettering the chances of what will be a 31-year drought by next October? Hard to tell. But, based on the philosophy that it’s generally better to do something than to do nothing and hope for a different result, This Space has assembled a checklist for Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi. Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense A NEW ROTATION APPROACH: Remove the “ace in waiting” title from Walker Buehler. He’s now the ace, period. Meanwhile, Julio Urias showed hints in his late-season return that he’s ready to fulfill his immense potential. Potentially, the Dodgers could be overbooked with those two, Kershaw, Hill, Hyun-Jin Ryu (if they can re-sign him) and Kenta Maeda. But it’s better to have options than to be searching for starting pitching.There is, you may have noticed, a common thread here. Fans love their favorites and would love to see them stay around. But to stay on top, teams have to make adjustments.(And as always, we’re here to help with those decisions.)firstname.lastname@example.org@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury THE KERSHAW QUESTION: Clayton Kershaw’s opt-out decision, originally due by 9 p.m. PDT Wednesday, was pushed back to Friday at 1, which suggests that talks on a contract extension are getting serious. As noted after Game 5, he still means more to the Dodgers than to anybody else in baseball, and it is to both sides’ benefit if he is again wearing their shade of blue in 2019. (And if the Dodgers were to retain Greg Maddux as a consultant to help Kershaw through the evolution from power to finesse pitcher, so much the better.)KEEP ROBERTS, AND GIVE HIM MORE AUTONOMY: I’m not sure how much difference it makes, but fan perception is the bulk of the manager’s decisions, including those in-game, are made according to the wishes of the front office. Dave Roberts has a keen touch in dealing with his players, but it would be interesting to see the effect if the Dodgers (a) gave him the extension he deserves, which could and should happen soon, and (b) gave him the data to make informed decisions but then got out of his way and let him actually manage.A CATCHING CHANGE: Free agent Yasmani Grandal’s severe defensive slippage wasn’t just an October phenomenon, even though most statistical websites had him No. 2 behind Miami’s J.T. Realmuto in WAR among major league catchers. An upgrade is in order, but whether you trade for Realmuto, 27 — who, not surprisingly, wants to leave the Marlins — probably depends on how much you value prospect Keibert Ruiz, who is ticketed for AAA next spring.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.A NEW OFFENSIVE APPROACH: One Dodger takeaway from the World Series should be that singles and doubles are good things. Too many of their hitters spent too much time trying to launch the ball instead of taking what they were given. (Chris Taylor? This means you.) Is a change in hitting coaches necessary, or can Turner Ward and assistants Brant Brown and Luis Ortiz get across the necessity of thinking differently, especially with runners in scoring position?A NEW LINEUP APPROACH: Depth, as exemplified by two-platoon baseball, may work fine during the regular season. It’s not so effective when all of your top home run hitters start Games 1 and 2 of the World Series on the bench because of left-handed pitching. It is far better to have more than two players in your lineup who can play against both righties and lefties. (And before you go there: Free agent and left-handed hitter Bryce Harper’s OPS against lefties last year was .856. Against right-handers: .904.)
Stoke City boss Tony Pulis says Thomas Sorensen has been vital in Asmir Begović’s development, reports tribalfootball.com.Both keepers could leave in the summer. Pulis said of Begovic: “He’s been very fortunate to have Thomas here as number one when he first came.‘He’s learned a lot from him and it has pushed him on.’Begović was born in 1987 in Trebinje, and has played for Portsmouth from 2005-2010 and from 2010 he’s been playing for Stoke City.From 2009 he has been playing for BiH National team.
The NCAA is clearing three college sports to resume activities. The Division One Council said football and men’s and women’s basketball teams can begin working out on campus, starting June 1st. College sports were shut down in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.As a result, the future of fall sports, specifically college football, seemed to be in danger. But some schools are to the point where they believe they can’t continue to fear the coronavirus.“We need to learn to dance with the pandemic rather than being fearful of it,” West Virginia president Gordon Gee said, according to CBS. “We have moved from ‘The Hammer,’ which I call where we just locked everything down, to what I call ‘The Dance.’”Getting student-athletes back on college campuses is the first step in confirming that there will be a fall sports season. On Tuesday, sources told 247Sports’ Bucknuts that Ohio State was planning to have football players return to campus on June 8. Getting players back on campus and back to “normal” depends of schools following safety protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And while the risk of contracting the disease is not fully gone, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit — whose two sons play football at Clemson — said he feels the schools will have enough information to not put athletes in harm’s way.“I am one of these guys who trusts, in this case, Dabo Swinney, his staff, his doctors, the advice they’re getting from the experts. I think they’re going to err on the side of caution,” Herbstreit said. “But at the same time, trying to walk that fine line between — they need to move forward, right? They need to start working out, they need to think that they’re going to have, potentially, a season and you can’t sit idle as you do that.“I have trust and confidence as a parent in the doctors, the trainers, the leaders in the ACC and Clemson, as a parent. Like I said, I don’t look through two different lenses, through college football and my two kids. I look at it all the same.”