“Jovic has told me that he only wants to succeed in Madrid”

first_imgBojan Custic (Germany, 1994) is part of the staff Luka Jovic (22 years old) since the beginning of 2020. Of great importance to complement the physical preparation of the striker at Real Madrid, he has become vital during his confinement in Serbia. Through video calls and audiovisual material, everything, including food, is under control. And he talks about it in this interview with Diario AS. 18 Is it weighed daily, as in Valdebebas?Yes, every morning we do weight control and measurements of legs, hips, chest, arms …Have you lost kilos, have you gained them, is it the same …?He looks very good. I would say that it even weighs less than before the coronavirus.Are you in contact with the Madrid specialists?Not for the moment. Is it possible for a footballer to keep fit in this situation?It is possible that they maintain their physique, but they miss training sessions, the ball, being on the grass with their teammates… but, well, it is possible.How difficult is it to motivate a player who doesn’t even know when the competition will return?When the footballer you are with is a professional, there is no problem. Luka is very focused on our workouts, regardless of whether he is looking forward to going back to his teammates.Do you also control your diet?Yes. We make a meal plan and it has its restrictions, but it is not something new for him.What does it consist of?Makes three main meals plus two fruit intakes between them. Their diet, in general, includes many fruits and vegetables. “Jovic wants the Bernabéu to create his name. And he hopes to get it” Luka has not had an easy adaptation to Spanish football. Does this also cover the psychological part?There are a lot of people on his team talking to him to try to help him and he is doing great. You will demonstrate your true potential, you just need to be patient.What does it tell you about your future?He told me that he only wants to succeed at Real Madrid, have a great career and that the Bernabéu creates his name. And you are confident that you can do it. When did you start working with Luka Jovic?Two months ago.What was your routine like with him then?We focused on strength work, stretching, agility and speed for recovery after efforts.And now, with the quarantine?Luka works three hours a day at home. Every morning we have a routine of one hour and in the afternoon, two hours of high intensity, maximum demand.Does it give you days off?He doesn’t have days off to use because he has recovery every day, so he never “gets free” at all.Was I prepared for this?In his apartment he has a treadmill, an exercise bike and other equipment, so we use it for our workouts. We are doing very specific sessions for soccer players, thinking about the needs for their movements. Every 14 days we update your training and your physical condition.How would you define Luka physically?He is in top shape and feels good in everything.cust_fit & nbsp; (Instagram) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Luka Jovic, exercising during his confinement in Serbia.cust_fit (Instagram)last_img read more

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in T20 for first time

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP):Sabbir Rahman hit a career-best 80 as Bangladesh secured their first-ever Twenty20 victory over Sri Lanka with a 23-run win in the Asia Cup yesterday.Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat, only to be reduced to a precarious 2-2 before Rahman steered the hosts to a challenging total of 147-7.Shakib Al Hasan scored 32 to give Rahman useful support as they combined for an 82-run stand for the fourth wicket. Mahmudullah was unbeaten on 23.Bangladesh’s bowlers then did their job, restricting Sri Lanka to 124-8 with fast-bowler Al-Amin Hossain claiming 3-34. Al Hasan, a left-arm spinner, had 2-21.Sri Lanka opener Dinesh Chandimal, reprieved on 0, went on to score 37 and Shehan Jayasuriya added 26.Rahman survived a close call when on 46, Chamara Kapugedara failed to hold on to a catch on the boundary rope. Instead, the ball went for six to give Rahman his third T20 half-century. He was then in full control until fast-bowler Dushmantha Chameera (3-30) got him with a slower delivery. Rahman cracked 10 boundaries and three sixes in his 54-ball knock.Chameera also took the wicket of Al Hasan as he tried to keep the momentum going. Mahmudullah then hit two fours and one six in his undefeated 23.Sri Lanka could have lost Chandimal in the second ball of the chase, but Soumya Sarkar missed a regulation catch in second slip off fast-bowler Taskin Ahmed.Al-Amin Hossain made the breakthrough by dismissing Tillakaratne Dilshan for 12, but Chandimal and Shehan Jayasuriya replied with a stand of 56 runs for the second wicket.Bangladesh bowlers clawed back with four wickets in just 16 runs, including the scalps of Chandimal and Jayasuirya, to turn the match.Fast-bowlers Mustafizur Rahman and Mashrafe Mortaza, and off-spinner Mahmudullah, chipped in with one wicket apiece to help steer the hosts to victory.last_img read more

“Legend” slapped with wounding charge

first_imgNeil Roberts, also known as “Legend”, who reportedly wounded a Region One (Barima-Waini) man was on Wednesday released on $70,000 bail and ordered to stay away from the Virtual Complainant (VC).Roberts, 19, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied that on September 20, at Quarry-top, Port Kaituma, North West District, Region One, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Dondie Bumbary with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.The prosecution is contending that on September 20, 2018, the VC had gone to a shop in the area to purchase cigarettes when he saw the defendant slapping his cousin. As such, he intervened, and a scuffle ensued. Roberts then left the scene. According to the prosecution’s case, some five minutes later the defendant returned with a cutlass and dealt the VC several chops about his arm. The VC was taken to the regional hospital where he was admitted. He suffered 10-centimetre lacerations to his right shoulder. Roberts was later arrested and charged. In granting bail, Chief Magistrate McLennan instructed the defendant to stay 50 feet away from the VC. The matter was adjourned to November 6, 2018, at the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

Police Sergeant succumbs days after accident

first_imgThree days after crashing his car into a parked motor lorry, a sergeant attached to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) succumbed to the injuries he sustained. Dead is 42-year-old Joseph Elton Ambrose of Herstelling, East Bank Demerara.Ambrose, who was stationed at Alberttown Police Station, died early Thursday morning at the Georgetown Public Hospital after suffering from a fractured skull and haemorrhage in the brain.Enquiries revealed that the father of one, who was driving motor car PMM 9099 north along the western carriageway of the road, reportedly at a fast pace, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the rear of motor lorry GLL 5592, which wasDead: Joseph Ambroseparked.Public-spirited citizens rushed to the man’s aid and took him to the Diamond hospital, where he was treated and transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.However, the Police Force in a statement confirmed the death of the Police Officer and that an autopsy will be conducted today.As the GPF mourned the death of one of its members, memories of Sergeant 16542 were recalled.“The always pleasant, respected, dedicated and committed policeman was on 500 days’ accumulated vacation leave, which commenced on April 9,” the release further noted.The GPF has extended condolences to the family, relatives, and friends of Sergeant Ambrose.last_img read more

Topanga mall poised to go from typical shopping spot to centerpiece of the Valley

first_imgCANOGA PARK – Larry Green, his polished black shoes dulled by a film of dust, stands in the middle of what works out to a half-billion dollars’ worth of construction. Workers tote tools past him, forklifts haul I-beams over unfinished ground and a shower of sparks rain down from a welding torch. The flat box to the right will soon be a Nordstrom; the one to the left, a two-level Target. Green’s employer, Westfield America Inc., will spend $330 million in coming years to transform the bustling lot of Westfield Topanga that surrounds him into a bigger, flashier mall. With the money kicked in by various new tenants, the total investment tab swells above $500 million – more than 60 percent more than originally announced. In six months, the first phase of the massive redevelopment will be open for business. “You’ll have The Farm of Beverly Hills on your right, then over there’s the valet parking,” said Green, Westfield’s senior vice president of West Coast development. “On the left, there’s another great, upscale restaurant. It’s all coming.” Simi Valley Town Center, a $300 million mixed-use development, opened in October, the first major new mall construction in the area in decades. Burbank Town Center has been reworking itself, Caruso Affiliated Holdings is at work in Glendale on a lifestyle center in the vein of its popular Grove, and the Westside Pavilion in West L.A. is undergoing major renovation. “It’s an offensive move,” said Michael Beyard, a senior resident fellow for the Urban Land Institute who studies malls for a living. “I’m sure they don’t like having to spend $300 million, but they recognize this is a powerful market, so powerful that they can justify spending that sort of money to compete down the road.” Westfield now owns so many properties in the market, including centers in Sherman Oaks, Century City and Fox Hills, that it’s in nearly constant construction mode. Crews just finished a major tune-up of Century City and the company recently announced plans to add apartments to the center, which it bought four years ago. The Promenade, which got converted from a small traditional mall into a more entertainment-oriented destination just five years ago, will have more undisclosed work in coming years, Wong said Wednesday. Even though Topanga won’t be fully complete for another two years, he expects the mall will get yet another makeover within 10 years. “Customers in L.A. are incredibly fickle,” Beyard said. “They’re going to go where the latest, the newest, the best stuff is. The choices are so great now, the ante has been raised so high for what customers expect, if you don’t keep pace, you can circle the drain incredibly fast.” To avoid that, the company tried to find tenants unique to the area, such as the Neiman Marcus it lobbied for for several years. In addition, it will dispense with the traditional food court, instead using an 800-seat dining area with custom-designed china, silver and glassware, and a landscaped swath down the middle known as “The Canyon.” With more than 1,000 panes of glass and stretching larger than a football field, The Canyon attempts to replicate the airy feeling of an outdoor center within a climate-controlled environment. “This property has deserved this for a long time,” Wong said. “We needed something that was a real `wow’ space. The best stores in the world can only draw so much traffic. It has to feel good, too.” Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 brent.hopkins@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 And coming quickly, too. In addition to The Farm restaurant, Westfield announced 24 new tenants for the project on Wednesday, including BCBG Max Azria, The Art of Shaving and Eddie Bauer. After the fall opening, crews will take a break for the holiday shopping season, then begin again next year to get the former Nordstrom building re-purposed for Neiman Marcus. The multiyear makeover employs up to 1,500 construction workers at a time, working nine- and 10-hour shifts, six days a week. When complete, Westfield intends the mall to serve as the centerpiece of its Valley development, with the Westfield Promenade to the south providing entertainment. Between the two centers is Westfield-owned land the owners haven’t determined what to do with – at least publicly. “This is very cool,” said Ken Wong, president of Westfield America, as he toured the site. “There’s enough done now so you can see what’s old and what’s new. It makes you want to take your necktie off and strap on a tool belt.” Westfield isn’t spending this massive amount of money for kicks – it’s got a 42-year-old property on its hands with a somewhat dated interior look and plenty of regional competition. last_img

IRISH WATER HOLDING LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO RANSOM – CLLR O FEARRAIGH

first_imgSinn Féin Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh has described plans to force local authorities to hand over development levy funds to Irish Water as ‘scandalous’, saying that it amounts to local authorities being ‘held to ransom’ by the company.The levy which in recent years was charged on new developments by local authorities throughout the country is now to be transferred to Irish Water because of a vesting order which was signed by Minister Alan Kelly earlier this week.“The Environment Minister this week signed off on handing yet more powers over to Irish Water which now has the permission to raid local authorities for more funds to prop up the shambolic company.” “Not content with raiding the pockets of Irish citizens, Irish Water has now been given the right to raid the coffers of councils as well.”He added it was bad enough that the Irish people have been forced to pay for water yet again with bills coming through letter boxes despite having already paid for their water via general taxation for years.But now, this latest decision by the Minister means that money continues to pour into this bottomless pit – this is scandalous, he added.“Local Authorities are already being starved of cash as it is and the last thing they need is for more funding to be diverted to Irish Water – local services are being decimated in the search for cash.” “Libraries, roads, footpaths, playgrounds, and endless local services continue to be neglected yet this government are perfectly content to redirect cash into Irish Water – local authorities are being held to ransom.”“If this government has any thought for the people of this country then they must abolish Irish Water immediately before any more public money is wasted on this unwanted, toxic brand.” IRISH WATER HOLDING LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO RANSOM – CLLR O FEARRAIGH was last modified: April 12th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalIrish Waterlast_img read more

Chelsea team news: Predicted XI for Premier League match with Fulham

first_img Is this how Chelsea will line up to face Fulham? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED getty Sarri should have Eden Hazard back REVEALED no dice Latest Football News MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Olivier Giroud scored twice against PAOK ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Following their embarrassment at Wembley, Sarri rotated his starting XI for the Europa League tie with PAOK and Chelsea’s second string side turned in an impressive performance to comfortably win 4-0.There will be calls to include Callum Hudson-Odoi after he scored his first senior goal for the club and assisted the fourth with a brilliant cross which was headed in by Alvaro Morata. 3 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED 3 Chelsea welcome Fulham to Stamford Bridge on Sunday and know they must win if they are to keep up with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.Against Tottenham Hotspur last week, Chelsea were disappointing and suffered a 3-1 defeat which left manager Maurizio Sarri criticising a number of his players after their 18-match unbeaten run came to an end. Olivier Giroud will hope to have earned a place in the side for the lunchtime kick-off, having netted his third goal in two matches. Eden Hazard should be fit to return after being left out on Thursday.But who do we think will start for Chelsea in a match you can hear live on talkSPORT? Find out below… huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more

Macke Moves Into Drake Record Book In A 3-0 Win Over Chicago State

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake volleyball team cruised to a three set victory over visiting Chicago State Monday, Oct. 29. The game ended a three-match homestand where the Bulldogs were able to end with a non-conference victory after a tough stretch of Missouri Valley Conference competition.Drake (17-10) prevailed by set scores of 25-9, 25-7, 25-21 in the quick three-set victory. The Bulldogs were led by Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) who had 15 kills on 36 attempts for her ninth-straight match with double-figure kills. Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) registered nine kills on just 17 attempts giving her a .471 hitting percentage on the night.Drake jumped out to an early 10-5 lead to open the match forcing a Chicago State (8-20) timeout. The Bulldogs came out swinging and went on a 15-4 scoring run to end the set, 25-9. The Bulldogs did not make an attacking error and hit a blistering .579 to make for a hot start that would carry them through the remainder of the match.Kylee Macke had six digs in the first set which moved her into 10th all-time in digs in Drake volleyball history. She lead the Bulldog defense by picking up 19 digs in the match and now has 916 for her career, the ninth-most in program history. The Bulldogs cruised to a second set victory, 25-7. They registered 12 kills as a team provided by three kills each for Cheek, Plock and Callan Holmes (Lorena, Texas). Chicago State found some rhythm in the third set and by the media timeout, Drake held on to a three point lead. However, Chicago State scored three-straight points to event the score at 15, and from there it was a back-and-forth fight down the stretch. A kill from Gillian Gergen Janesville, Iowa) and a handful of Chicago State miscues shifted the momentum back to the Bulldogs as they were able to close out the final set, 25-21.The Bulldogs return to MVC play at week’s end when they head to Normal, Ill., to take on Illinois State (20-5, 12-1 MVC) Friday, Nov. 2. Drake will look to avenge its 3-1 loss to the Redbirds earlier in conference play. The match begins at 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted on ESPN3.  Print Friendly Version The Valley on ESPN Box Score (PDF) Next Game: at Illinois State 11/2/2018 – 7 p.m. Live Stats Watch Live Preview Box Score (HTML) Story Links Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

U.P. police to set up ‘Digital Armies’

first_imgTo curb incidents of lynching and violence due to fake news on social media, the Uttar Pradesh police will set up ‘Digital Armies’ of prominent residents to keep a vigil on inflammatory posts and rumour-mongering. As part of the initiative, all the 1,469 police stations in the State will have a WhatsApp group consisting 250 members including ex-servicemen, teachers, doctors, advocates and journalists among others, U.P. Director General of Police O.P. Singh said. These ‘digital volunteers’ will inform their local police station if they come across fake news on the social media and at the same time, disseminate correct information among the locals to curb the spread of rumours, he added. “The group members will share with the police various information, rumours, photographs and videos of their respective area,” Mr. Singh said. “Each of the 1,469 police station will be having the digital volunteers linked through WhatsApp. The group operating at the police station level will be linked to the district WhatsApp group, which would be linked to the U.P. DGP,” he added. On one hand, social media has ushered in communication revolution, while on the other, anti-social elements misuse it to spread rumours by spreading fake news, photographs and videos, Mr. Singh noted. The move comes in the wake of the Central government’s directions to take effective steps to stop the spread of the rumours and fake news, he said. According to the State police, the application forms to become a digital volunteer are available on their website uppolice.gov.in. A district level committee under the SP will select the volunteers and at least two of them will be selected from each ward, locality and village.last_img read more

Sophisticated bionic hand holds benefits, savings for users

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, Jul 5(PTI) Sporting innovative, almost completely in-house designed architecture, a low-cost bionic hand that can help forearm amputees regain a measure of their prior grasping and holding capabilities received an enthusiastic response at a product demonstration here today. Not only is the prototype potentially much more customisable and user-friendly than products currently available in the market, the 3-D printed device is expected to eventually be priced at a fraction of its competitors costs. “When it hits the market, our creation will probably fetch between Rs 1-1.25 lakh whereas existing bionic hands cost in excess of Rs 10 lakh. “The reason we are able to pass on the savings to the customer is due to the cost-effective and custom-built tech that has gone into our hand,” CEO of Onbyz, a city-based startup that has developed the device, Sanju Mathew said. Mathew put the second generation prototype through its paces at a live demo conducted as part of the one-day Disrupt Kerala 2017 conference held across four venues in Technopark on Wednesday. The conference, marking the 50th edition of the FAYA:80 tech conclave series, was organised by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in association with NASSCOM and ICFOSS. Onbyzs bionic hand works through electrodes that transmit signal over wires from the intact nerves and muscles in the elbow to a microprocessor that directs the digits to move. This set-up allows the user to manipulate the hand to grip objects. While the movement isnt real-time just yet, the lag between signal input and output is expected to decrease further along the development process. The third generation device is also expected to make the move to wireless use and charging and include removable batteries that can function for three to four hours at a go without an external power source, a press release said. PTI UD ROHadvertisementlast_img read more