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Ben Arfa: a huge talent counteracted by his mentality

first_imgIn Rennes, Ben Arfa did not reach the level of Nice, but he became a footballer. In the beginning, he was a player who stood out for his brutal change of pace, capable of dribbling at any rival, and showing a spectacular ease to see goal. That talent to leave by any profile, that speed in driving and that spectacular dribble of waist, able to leave nailed to the opponent, They have earned him to be considered one of those talents that if per head were, would have been one of the best players in the world. In Brittany, Ben Arfa became a more organized and leisurely midfielder, not with so much dribbling, but with a final pass and a vision of the game that again showed that he treasures a quality within reach of very few. However, Ben Arfa’s career has been tumbling. Star of France U17 that was proclaimed European champion in 2004 against Spain (with Nasri and Benzema, among others), the player soon showed that he did not have an ideal mindset for the elite. With just 21 years, dhe left Lyon to leave for the eternal rival, Olympique de Marseille. When he was better soccer, he decided to go to the Premier, but not to a big club, but to Newcastle. And he has also been involved in several altercations, such as when he was removed by Unai Emery for mocking his French accent in training, becoming another year without playing before signing for Rennes. Hatem Ben Arfa It has become one of the surprises of the winter market. The French international, who had offers from Nice and Nantes, has decided to try in the Santander League and has signed for Real Valladolid. A surprising addition, since we are talking about one of the greatest French talents of the last decade.Although he arrives after six months off the pitch, Ben Arfa experienced a similar situation a few years ago, when he landed in Nice in 2015. At that time, the midfielder was a year without playing, and in just months he eventually became one of the best players in Ligue 1, being involved in 25 goals and achieving a signing for the PSG. And the same happened in Rennes last season, for which he signed after more than a year of inactivity, and achieved a historic classification for eighth finals of the Europa League and a title of the Coupe de France 48 years later for the Bretons.center_img What can Ben Arfa bring to Valladolid? Above all, quality in the final meters. The Valladolid team does not have a player of these characteristics in its squad, and in that rhombus that Sergio uses, the former PSG can act as a midfielder, with great freedom, and throwing transitions with his driving attached to the foot. The question is to know in what state of form he arrives, since he is a footballer who has a lot of talent, but little regularity. Of course, even on the days when it does not appear, is able to decide the match in an isolated play, So Valladolid wins a determination that was almost impossible to find in the market. In short, a signing that can give many joys in Pucela and that alone generates an unprecedented expectation in the League.last_img read more

Inconnu Swim Club returns after successful Kelowna meet

first_imgSkyeler Kerr – 50 Free – 100 Breast – 200 Fly – 200 IM (13-14 Boys)Ben Blackmon – 50 Breast – 100 Breast – 200 Breast – 400 IM (15 & Over Boys)Chris Amstutz – 50 Fly (15 & Over Boys)Holly Wiens – 200 Back (15 & Over Girls)Advertisement 15 & Over Boys 200 Free Relay (Skyeler Kerr – Ben Blackmon – Cale Murdock – Chris Amstutz)15 & Over Boys 200 Medley Relay (Cale Murdock – Ben Blackmon – Christ Amstutz – Skyeler Kerr) Over the weekend long meet, the Inconnu Swim Club won 8 gold medals, 11 silvers and 7 bronze, while also setting 95 new best personal times, as well as three new AAA provincial times.The new provincial times were set by Jordan Eyles in the 50 Free (11 & Under Girls), Alexandra Hedges the same division and Emma Murdock, who swam in the 100 Back (12 Years Girls).The Fort St. John swimmers also set 19 new Inconnu Swim Club records, which are listed below:- Advertisement -Alexandria Hedges- 50 Free- 200 Free – 50 Back – 100 Back – 50 Breast (10 & Under Girls)12 and Under Girls 200 Free Relay (Jordan Eyles – Victoria Szoo – Alexandria Hedges – Emma Murdock)12 and Under Girls 200 Medley Relay (Kira Edwards – Alexandria Hedges – Emma Murdock – Jordan Styles)Advertisementlast_img read more

Ulinzi see off Wazito to climb second in KPL

first_img0Shares0000Wazito FC’s Joakim Omollo vie for the ball with Ulinzi’s Oliver Ruto. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, May 19 – Ulinzi Stars climbed to second in the Kenyan Premier League after seeing off Wazito FC 2-0 in a match played at the Ruaraka Sports Ground on Saturday.Elvis Nandwa produced a man of the match performance after netting a goal and setting up an assist. In other results, Vihiga United were 2-0 winners away to Sony Sugar, Zoo FC drew 1-1 with Kariobangi Sharks while Bandari against Posta Rangers, Kakamega Homeboyz versus Mathare United and Chemelil Sugar against Nzoia Sugar ended in a goalless draw.-Developing story0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Robotics event set at school

first_imgLANCASTER – The veteran robotics team from Lancaster High School will host – for the first time – a mini-robotics competition with teams invited from the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles. The contest will involve smaller, cheaper robot kits rather than the more elaborate machines the team is accustomed to building and competing with. “We want to try to boost the popularity of this thing and see how it goes,” said Benji Coleman-Levy, a Lancaster High senior and chief financial officer for the school’s robotics team. At least five schools from around Southern California have indicated they will field teams at the event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lancaster High School. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The robots will compete in the “Half-Pipe Hustle,” in which they pick up racquetballs and place them in basket goals, Coleman-Levy said. The robot will have to climb a 30-degree slope on each side of the field. The Lancaster robotics team was formed in 1999 to compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology and its aim is to encourage students to become involved in math, science and technology by letting them work with professionals on hands-on projects. “The reason I like it is it gives students the opportunity to apply what they are learning in school,” teacher and team adviser Kiley Craft said. “A favorite comment from kids is they sit in math class, learn stuff and it doesn’t compute. In robotics, they learn something in the classroom, then after school when they are building a robot, they are applying what they have learned. It makes it interesting and important.” With the help of professionals, the high school teams design, assemble and test a robot capable of performing a specified task. To compete is expensive. In 2006, it will cost $6,000 to register and participate in a regional event and get a kit of parts and associated materials and support. Each additional regional event will cost $4,000 more, and the championship event costs $5,000. However, the FIRST Vex Challenge on Saturday is a midlevel robotics competition that offers the traditional challenge of a FIRST competition but with a more affordable robotics kit costing $500. The ultimate goal of the Vex Challenge is to reach more young people with a lower-cost, more-accessible opportunity to discover the excitement and rewards of science, technology, and engineering, according to FIRST’s Web site. “Some people are calling it the junior varsity level. Lancaster High School is trying to promote robotics. NASA and our sponsors, Northrop and Lockheed, have said there is a lack of engineers currently, that many of the engineers that they have are reaching retirement age,” Craft said. “The goal of FIRST is to encourage math and science studies in students.” At the middle-school level, students build robots made from LEGO blocks. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgSPECTACULAR AT FANAD TODAYAnother great day at Adventure One Surf School in Fanad today, and at our Stand up Paddle school in Rathmullan.The surf was perfect at Fanad for learning in 2-3ft clean waves and warm sunshine, always a bonus, and Lough Swilly was like a mirror this morning perfect conditions for Paddleboarding.The kid’s Summer camp is in full swing with everyone now starting to catch ‘Green waves’ i.e before they actually break. At the end of the lesson we taught the kids how to body surf a great skill that’s loads of fun, which they can use anytime they go to the beach.The surf for tomorrow is going to be slightly smaller in the 2ft (waist to chest high range) with light winds perfect for learning to surf or for intermediate surfers to practice surfing green waves.To book a surf or Stand Up Paddleboard lesson call Adventure One Surf School on 086 1931 747 or see our website  IainADVENTURE ONE DAILY SURF BLOG – A SPECTACULAR DAY IN FANAD was last modified: July 25th, 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) Tags:ADVENTURE ONE DAILY SURF BLOG – A SPECTACULAR DAY IN FANADlast_img read more


first_imgIT’S BIG QUIZ TIME – and it’s time for another chance you to win BIG with to our friends at Belfast’s lovely Jurys Hotel, we have another two-night break as a prize with breakfast on both mornings and one evening meal. And if you want to bring two children, they can stay for FREE*.The break at Belfast’s Jury’s Hotel is our small way of saying thank you again to our tens of thousands of loyal readers who are now making part of your daily routine. Each Wednesday, we’ll bring you 25 Prize Quiz questions.You will have until the following Monday at 6pm to come up with answers and then simply email your entry to along with your name, town/village/townland where you live and a contact telephone number.We will also have a variety of prizes to give away for the quiz winners so watch this space and get quizzing!This week’s prize: A two night break with breakfast and dinner on one evening for two adults at the fabulous Jury’s Hotel right in the centre of Belfast. If you want to bring two children with you – they can stay absolutely free* in one Jury’s superb family rooms. (*additional charges for breakfast). Jurys is open this Christmas! For more on Jurys Inn Belfast where deals start at £39 bed & full breakfast per room per night (subject to availability) go to Rate available on selected dates between 18th December 2011 – 8th January 2012. (Please note limited menu on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.)The prize is subject to availability. Our quiz rules are simple. The winner will be drawn from correct entries. No cash alternative. Editor’s decision on answers and the draw winner is final. The competition is free to enter and entries should be emailed by next Monday, December 12th, at 6pm. We will have another great quiz and a great prize next Wednesday.So here you go with our brain-teasing questions: And good luck – send your entry to along with your name, town where you live and a contact telephone number.  What class of animals can live both in and out of water?In which U.S. state is Las Vegas?Prémaman at Letterkenny Retail Park have a 3 for 2 sale on what this week?Which tennis tropy is nicknamed ‘Dwight’s Little Pot’?What name is given to the breakfast dish of hard boiled eggs and flaked fish?What is the price of the new Signature Sandwich in Kernan’s Diner, Newtowncunningham?What ground is the home of English Rugby Union?Which greenhouse gas is absorbed by trees?Afrikaans is derived from which European language?What is the price of the Special Christmas Offer at Pearson Foods?In which century was the Black Death?How many moons orbit the planet Mars?Which John Steinbeck novel has the characters George & Lennie?Which band won the Mercury Music Prize in 2004 for their self-titled debut album?What type of reference book was compiled by Noah Webster?What is the lowest rate of Car Finance available at Highland Motors, Letterkenny?Which space shuttle crashed soon after lift-off in 1986?Who co-wrote the scripts for Fawlty Towers?Which song’s first 6 words are:’Go on, go on leave me’?From which language does the word ‘Ombudsman’ come?Brontophobia is the fear of what?Who played Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady?What is the price range of the Gift Vouchers available at Evolve Menswear, Letterkenny? (Min. to Max.)What type of optical device was invented by Roger Bacon in 1250?What was the secret identity of shy teenager Peter Parker?WIN A WEEKEND AWAY WITH JURYS BELFAST & OUR GREAT BIG QUIZ was last modified: December 11th, 2011 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) quizwin a weekend at Jurys Hotel Belfastlast_img read more

Donegal organisation named as National Lottery Good Cause of the Year

first_imgAn inspiring organisation which provides ocean, surf, and water therapy for young people with physical, emotional, behavioural or intellectual needs has been named the National Lottery Good Cause of the Year 2019.The Donegal-based, Liquid Therapy was named National Lottery Good Causes of the Year 2019 and also won the Sport & Recreation Category at the gala National Lottery Good Causes Awards, held in the Clayton Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin last night (Saturday 2nd November).Josepha Madigan (centre) Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Andrew Algeo, chief executive National Lottery presents the top prize in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards to Tom Losey of Liquid Therapy, Bundoran, Co. Donegal and colleagues from left: Aoife Britton; Daveth Fox; Elaine Losey and Daragh Gorman. Pic Mac Innes PhotographyThe National Lottery Good Causes Awards honour the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals from all over Ireland who, with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding, have had an extraordinary impact on their local communities. The team of dedicated ocean lovers believe that everybody should be able to benefit from the therapeutic experience of the ocean and Liquid Therapy’s mission is to provide the perfect platform to empower each individual to be able to reach their aquatic potential!Tom and Elaine Losey members of Liquid Therapy, Bundoran, Co. Donegal the winners of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards at the prize giving in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin last night, 2nd November 2019. Pic Mac Innes Photography36 finalists from all over Ireland gathered for a glittering Awards dinner which was hosted by broadcaster and journalist, Grainne Seoige with support from social media influencer and presenter, James Patrice.Tom Losey, founder and director of Liquid Therapy, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won the award and we are absolutely stunned.“To have won both the Sport & Recreation and to be named National Lottery Good Cause of the Year truly is a huge honour. “This award is dedicated to our surfers, our families, our volunteers, our community and our supporters. It caps off an amazing 2019 for Liquid Therapy and we cannot wait for the adventures of 2020!”Liquid Therapy was established in 2011, in Bundoran, Donegal, to provide one to one support for young people who wanted to experience surfing but are unable to participate in mainstream opportunities due to various physical, emotional, behavioural or intellectual conditions.Presenting the representatives from Liquid Therapy with their prize for winning the National Lottery Good Cause of the Year, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan said: “It is no secret that the ocean and seas provide a therapeutic experience for everyone, whether it is listening to the waves or surfing on top of them.This award goes to a truly unique organisation which provides comfort and support to young people while enabling them to experience the fun of surfing and playing in the water.”Minister Madigan added: “Community is at the heart of all we do in Ireland and the inspiring National Lottery Good Causes Awards finalists have excelled in their use of Good Causes funds to benefit their localities and the wider society. “Good Causes funding has helped us build a better Ireland and has given communities opportunities they would not have had otherwise.”Donegal organisation named as National Lottery Good Cause of the Year was last modified: November 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

First Polaris climate centre for Cape Town

first_imgCape Town’s Polaris climate change centrewill be shaped like a giant iceberg. The Collier jetty in Cape Town harbour,where the Polaris will be built.(Images: International Polar Foundation)MEDIA CONTACTS • Michel de WoutersIPF South Africa executive secretary• Ben HuygeIPF press officer+32 2 543 06 98Lyndon JafthaAlready known for its progressive green philosophy, Cape Town is about to score another coup by hosting the world’s first interactive climate change centre, a project driven by the Brussels-based International Polar Foundation (IPF).The centre was launched in December 2011 at the V&A Waterfront, where it will be built on the Collier jetty.Among the dignitaries present at the ceremony were Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife, Princess Charlene; Michel de Wouters, IPF South Africa’s executive secretary; and Nighat Amin, the IPF’s vice president.Known as the Polaris Climate Change Observatory (PCCO), the centre is scheduled to open in 2014.“Without a protected planet and without an environment sheltered from the violence of a disrupted climate, our entire vision of the future is called into question,” said Albert, who is involved with the IPF as well as projects run by his own environment-focused foundation.He then stressed that the project needs the help of the private sector to thrive.“They are essential partners; essential for their financial support, of course, but also for their capacity for rallying large numbers of people.”Albert finished off by quoting the late environmental activist Wangari Maathai, Africa’s first woman Nobel Peace laureate.“You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them.”A building like no otherThe multi-level PCCO will resemble an iceberg in a large pool of water and visitors, as they go along, will learn about Earth’s history as far back as 800 000 years.After crossing the water and entering the iceberg, which has an overall floor area of 3 000 square metres, visitors will see a large globe, 15 metres across, in the atrium. This will be the central point of the PCCO, not only to remind visitors what is at stake but also to serve as a 3D screen to explain phenomena such as weather patterns.Near the globe, a giant ice core – a sample of ice sheet, drilled deep enough to show all the layers of snow accumulated over thousands of years – will support a transparent spiral staircase.Other features and exhibitions will include Ante Hominem and Advent of Mankind (climate history); Dance of the Planets (natural climate variations); the Blue Planet observatory (inside the globe); The Carbon Age (man-made climate); and Domus in Terra (solutions for climate change mitigation).This will be the basic model for future Polaris centres, but it can easily be adapted to different sites. The second one will be built in Brussels.Educating the public about climate changeDespite regular meetings, conferences, symposiums, lectures and discussions on the topic of global warming, solutions are slow to arise.With challenges growing in number, including the effect of climate change on sea temperatures, polar animal populations and the global weather, the world’s leaders and its citizens are working hard to save the situation.But it is not all bad news – scientists agree that the damage can be halted, and even reversed in time. However, this will not happen if people remain uneducated about their impact on the environment and the danger into which they are putting the world.And this is the aim of the PCCO – to educate visitors, through temporary and permanent exhibitions, as well as education and outreach activities, about the consequences of climate change and the helping role that everyone can play.last_img read more

Leratong hospital gets much-needed revamp

first_imgKrugersdorp’s Leratong Hospital will soonbe able to offer a much improved service.  Not just the equipment and facilities,but also the patient environment isundergoing a revamp.  Currently run down and neglected, theLeratong Hospital serves residents of thesurrounding communities and informalsettlements.(Images: Romaana Naidoo)  MEDIA CONTACTS • Phumelele Kaunda  Media liaison, Gauteng health dept  + 27 11 355 3862 or +27 82 334 9851 RELATED ARTICLES • R13.8m surgical skills centre for SA • Smile Week to transform children’s lives • New centres to fight HIV in KZN • Soweto to get second state hospitalRomaana NaidooThe derelict Leratong Hospital outside Krugersdorp, east of Johannesburg, has been earmarked for major renovations which will transform it into a top-class public health facility.Located in the industrial area of Chamdor, the hospital, which already has a new reception area and trauma unit, will undergo further phased renovations in March at a cost of approximately R8-million (US$1.06-million).Through partnerships with corporates and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Leratong Hospital will be revamped from top to bottom, ensuring patients have healthy, clean surroundings and ample facilities.The upcoming renovation phase will form part of the hospital’s P3 Walk-in Casualty area.Better care for patientsThe renovations will be done with the help of the South African Medical and Education (SAME) Foundation, whose main function is to assist provincial health departments with medical equipment and infrastructure especially in relation to tuberculosis, HIV and trauma.Dianne Pols, director of the SAME Foundation, says technology at Leratong is so behind, it’s unbelievable. “We work in crises situations when people can’t afford to better their conditions.” In July 2011, SAME Foundation renovated and re-equipped Leratong Hospital with top-of-the-range Welch Allyn diagnostic equipment from Germany. Currently it is the only hospital in the country, public or private, to use such equipment.More beds, modern equipmentThis revamp forms part of a three-phase project. On 16 May 2011 a ceremony was held for the renovations and equipping of the Leratong Hospital. Three months later, Gauteng MEC for Health and Social Development Ntombi Mekgwe officially opened the Emergency and Accident Unit.Renovations of the unit included increasing the number of beds from 15 to 32.All beds have diagnostic and monitoring equipment and, owing to the size of the resuscitation area, a central monitoring station has been installed to alert staff if any patient is in distress.The reception area has also been restructured and refurbished. Because of the large volumes of people and patients using the hospital, it was vital to rearrange this section so that patients can be attended to efficiently, and sit in a comfortable environment while they wait for care.Leratong Hospital mainly serves previously disadvantaged communities and has a bed capacity of 800. However, a lack of equipment means that not all beds are utilised. Currently 755 beds are in use.The hospital serves mainly poor to middle-class communities in the surrounding area, which is densely populated with informal settlements.Its key health challenges are HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and trauma, with violence off all kinds being a major contributing factor to the latter situation.Leratong Hospital is known amongst emergency services personnel for its lack of sufficient equipment.last_img read more