PNG down Tonga by 8 wickets

first_imgTonga batted first with Nikolasi Moala (14) and Aloisio Pau’u (22) putting on a solid opening partnership of 36.But good bowling from PNG’s Alei Nao had the pair dismissed.The rest of the Tongan batters did not put up much of a fight as the next five wickets fell for 18 runs.Tail ender Lea Tenisi chipped in late in the innings with 12 runs.Tonga was all bowled out for a measly 83.Jason Kila was the best of the PNG bowlers picking up 3/10.PNG chased down the target easily in the 10th over thanks to a fired up Raho Sam (33) and Kipling Doriga (26).The winning run was hit by Jason Kila with a stroke along the ground to mid-on.In other matches, Vanuatu beat New Caledonia by 73 runs.last_img

Betis needs a 2nd round of Champions to go to Europe

first_imgProjection of 60 points at least to achieve sixth or seventh place in LaLiga. Betis will need them to have options to return to Europe. With 24 at the end of the first round, in the thirteenth place of the table and with many teams ahead, those of Rubi must complete a second part of the worthy Champions League course if they wish to reach the goal set at the beginning of the course and that by budget and social entity especially deserve greenish fans.Six points separate Betis from Getafe, which now occupies that seventh position. Seven of Valencia, which is sixth. At one point of the blues is a quite plugged Athletic and with 28, in ninth position, is Villarreal, habitual of the heights that he suffered last year to stay but that this campaign aims again to fight in the noblest part of the classification.Too many opponents. A further 36 points, a priori, must be added by the Verdiblancos in the next 19 league matches if they want to have European options. That means winning 11 or 12 of those matches. Many, if you consider that in the first round only half have been won, six. The immediate calendar will be basic to note if there are options to achieve the feat: Real Sociedad, Getafe, Eibar and Barcelona await. 60 points were precisely those achieved by Betis de Quique Setién two campaigns ago to achieve the last pass to the Europa League of the Verdiblancos. On day 19, the team that trained the Cantabrian coach had three more points, 27, than those who have joined Rubi so far.It is true that a run of six consecutive victories, the best in Betis First in its history, precipitated a second round with 33 points. Then the Verdiblanco team occupied precisely the seventh position, two points away from Sevilla, which was 29. This year the matter seems much more expensive. Last season, the team still trained by Setién was also better than in this one, with 26 points. He was also seventh then and two points behind Getafe, sixth as now, who was 28. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 6, 2020last_img read more

Lobotka, in the sports city of Naples to sign

first_imgWith the dismissal of ‘Carletto’ and the hiring of Gattuso, Naples again uses the 4-3-3 that made it great with Sarri, and in this winter market he had to sign two positional midfielders: In addition to Lobotka, Diego Demme of Leipzig has arrived (cost 12 million more variables), which premiered yesterday in the Italian Cup match with Perugia. Stanislav Lobotka will become a player in Naples in the next few hours. The Slovak has been in the southern city since Saturday with his agents Branislav Jasurek, Sasha Huet-Baranov and Naim Bahtiri: this morning, the player went to the sports city of Castel Volturno to sign the four and a half year contract with the partenopea entity, which will guarantee a salary of 1.8 million euros net. Celta Vigo, with this operation, will receive 20 million euros plus 4 in variables: the Italians had to increase their offer a lot to get the services of ‘Lobo’, which they had been following for two years. In principle, the footballer had been chosen as a replacement for Jorginho in 2018, although the arrival of Ancelotti changed the plans for midfield.last_img read more

This was the day that Spain beheaded ETA for the first time: the blow to Bidart turns 25

first_imgThe Xilokan hamlet, where the arrests occurred. Image: EFE ‘Artapalo’, ‘Fitti’ and ‘Txelis’ fell into the hands of the Civil Guard and the Gauls expertsSpain followed them months ago, Gonzalez was able to fly them and saved the Olympic Games and the ExpoA mole, an informer and a lost agenda, keys in the biggest blow to the band ‘Artapalo’ has a pirate’s name but was an ETA gunman, ‘Fittipaldi’ did not drive cars and ‘Txelis’ fell off the horse like Tarsus, and went from terrorist to santurrón. On March 29, 1992, in full years of lead, three of the top ETA chiefs ended up being shackled in an operation of which their 25th anniversary is celebrated this Wednesday and which has been considered for three decades the model to be followed by the forces of security of Spain and France. The date coincides with the announcement of the disarmament of ETA, which still has 200 weapons and five tons of explosives in its possession.The ETA decapitation in Bidart, seven kilometers from Biarritz (France) and 20 from the border, was the biggest blow against the criminal organization in its history: for the first time the dome was dismantled, which also had more than a decade in the Power to blow of car bomb and shot in the neck.Francisco Múgica Garmendia, ‘Pakito’ or ‘Artapalo’ (number one ETA and responsible for commands), José María Arregui Erostarbe, ‘Fittipaldi’ (the bomb expert), and José Luis Álvarez Santacristina, ‘Txelis’ (ideologue and strategist of the band of the ax and the snake), were arrested in a macrooperación cooked to simmer, with collaboration on both sides of the border, a mole of the Civil Guard infiltrated and above all patience, much patience. 8:40 – 03/29/2017 | 15:02 – 03/29/17 Barcelona 92 ​​and the Expo in the headAfter the seizure of Sokoa in 1986 and the killing of Hipercor in 1987 (21 dead in Barcelona), the Ajuria Enea Pact and the Algiers talks incardinate the framework where Bidart will germinate. The success was conceived in the infiltration of a mole among the terrorists, according to the version of the General of the Civil Guard, Enrique Rodríguez Galindo, later convicted by the LAGs. Following the decommissioning of the Eibar Command in 1989, information from a confidant (known by Cesid as ‘Pedro’ according to Interview, was a member legal which became a sneak) “takes Galindo to watch over an ETA leader for months until he guides him to the direction of the band”, as confirmed by The country José Luis Corcuera, at that time Minister of the Interior. An agenda lost by José Luis Urrusolo Sistiaga, of the Barcelona command, did the rest.Thus, an operation of the Benemérita guarded the area that Sunday afternoon. They had been on the track for four months and even had the option of taking a step forward only a fortnight.After half an hour of six, the agents see how ‘Txelis’ arrives on a motorcycle at a farmhouse in Bidart, where ‘Fitti’ is already. Soon after, another terrorist acts as a driver for a stranger in his Ford Escort. Their shouts, their imprecations and the fact that they have changed vehicles up to three times, leaves no doubt: it is a big fish. An officer of the armed institute even acknowledges it: they are the features of ‘Artapalo’, it is ‘Pakito’, the ultimate goal in the Spanish anti-terrorist struggle. Green light: the elite gala unit (since the armed institute cannot act on French soil) executes the operation at breakneck speed. Although all three carry guns, they barely have time to try to burn photos and documents. Everything is calm at twenty to seven.The Moncloa breathes relief: there were only 22 days left before the inauguration of the Seville Expo and that summer the Olympic Games were held in Barcelona. The anti-terrorist blow was a great victory.“It’s over,” Rodríguez Galindo snapped at ‘Pakito’ at the Bayonne police station. For the Artapalo collective, as this slope (commando, in Basque) was known as its leader, of course yes.Gonzalez and the bomb that wasn’tBefore Bidart, former government president Felipe González was able to “give an order to liquidate the entire ETA dome”, he had “an opportunity” and refused, as he explained in an interview with the Prisa newspaper in 2010. According to his version, Spanish espionage had detected a meeting the direction of the band in Iparralde, the French Basque Country: “It was possible to fly them all together.” “I said no,” he explained then.González, who dated that moment between 1990 or 1989, explained how this episode happened: “It is located place and day, but the possibility that we had to stop them was zero, they were outside our territory. And the possibility that the operation was done by France at that time it was very scarce. Now it would have been easier (…) At that time it was only possible to fly them all together in the house where they were going to meet (…) The decision is yes or no I simplify it, I said: No. And I add to this: I still don’t know if I did the right thing, “he said.last_img read more

Struff: “With so much money at stake I fear there will be doping again”

first_imgThe German tennis participant Jan-Lennard Struff has joined the numerous voices who imagine that in this 12 months there will be no skilled tennis as a result of coronavirus disaster, and in his case he has expressed his concern that doping might return to this sport, based on he mentioned within the newest “Avantage” Podcast.“There may be so much money at stake that I’m afraid there will be doping once more. I don’t know in what manner,” he mentioned. Going through those that argue that doping is ineffective in tennis, Stuff mentioned it might probably assist pace restoration. “I suppose doping results in one thing in any sport,” he added. The German thought of that the return to the tracks may be very unbelievable this season. “I suppose in 2020 there will be no extra skilled tennis as a result of it will not be doable for gamers, on account of totally different journey limitations, to journey to tournaments,” he mentioned. To this, based on Struff, quantity 34 on the planet. It’s added that in every venue there would be sufficient issues in themselves.Struff, due to a particular allow, can practice however, he mentioned, he’s doing it midway. “Coaching at full pace after a protracted pause doesn’t result in something from a technical standpoint. Being bodily match is vital however in tennis we go step-by-step. Now I practice thrice per week,” he mentioned.“When all the pieces begins once more, coaching will must be intensified,” he added. Struff additionally raised the thought of, when the time got here, create small native tournaments in Germany so that the tennis gamers have a sure rhythm of competitors.last_img read more