Isaac the most talented in Lucas family, says Kerevi

Isaac the most talented in Lucas family, says Kerevi

first_imgLucas, who turned 20 earlier this month, write a new chapter in his family’s already storied rugby history on Friday if he makes his debut off the bench against the Highlanders in Dunedin.The younger brother of Brumby Matt, former Reds scrumhalf Ben and Sevens player Tom, Isaac has been hailed as the most naturally gifted by Kerevi.”It’s exciting for the Queensland fans to have those new boys, especially the young guys in Fraser (McReight) and (Isaac) Lucas on the bench,” Kerevi said after the Reds completed their captain’s run in Deunedin on Thursday.”Obviously his brothers have come through and he’s the fourth brother and I’ve always said he’s probably the best.”He’s been training the house down.”Lucas made the most of his opportunities in the Reds trials, changing the tempo when he came on in the second half against the Chiefs at Ballymore and catching the eye of coach Brad Thorn.”You’ve got young Isaac Lucas there, the Lucas family, four from four talented footballers,” Thorn said.”He’s shown some wares and it was encouraging seeing those guys make the most of their opportunities.”Whether he gets a chance on Friday is up in the air, with Thorn likely to provide halves Moses Sorovi and Hamish Stewart with every opportunity as the Reds bid to seal a first win in almost three years against a New Zealand opponent.Wallabies stalwart Kerevi will make his debut as Reds captain as the team runs out in a Maroon strip.”I’ve said before it’s always been an honour for me to represent Queensland and to captain the side is an even bigger honour,” he said.”I think it’s really important to pay homage top the past.”Maroon has always been the Queensland colour and for us to be able to represent that week-in, week-out is enticing for us and for the fans.”I know the fans really love us wearing that jersey and it instils a lot of pride and a lot of history.”last_img read more

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Lewas remain focused

first_imgSo far at the International Cricket Council Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific in Samoa, the Lewas remain unbeaten.The Lewas started it off with a 6 wicket won over hosts Samoa on Friday followed by a 5 wicket win yesterday against Japan.”We don’t want to be too confident, that’s what I tell my players, and I’ll probably tell them again tonight (yesterday) when we have our meeting. But so far, so good.”I’ll take the wins as they come and I’m really happy for the girls,” said Maha.last_img read more

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“In Saudi Arabia it is a crime to be homosexual or feminist”

first_img“Why has Amnesty International turned to denouncing the celebration of the Super Cup in Saudi Arabia?”—The celebration of sporting events in countries where there are serious human rights violations tends to aggravate those violations. I remember the World Cup in Argentina and the enormous repression there was. Or the China Games, in 2008. They made promises that it was going to be an opening, it wasn’t like that … You can’t make an abstraction of playing a football game without knowing where it is. The Saudis do not deserve it. It is necessary that the suffering of the Saudis be known outside of Saudi Arabia.—You wanted to see Luis Rubiales and sent him a letter. He said he answered it and you, no. What happened?“The fact is that Rubiales lied.” We sent him on October 11 a letter asking for an interview. It is not enough just for women to go to the stadium. That is a curtain that covers the same women who fought there for rights, such as driving or freeing themselves from male guardianship, are imprisoned. Rubiales talks about women’s football, has a corporate social responsibility committee … But can’t we sit down and talk about human rights? He never answered us.“Can it be extracted that it is a purely economic decision?”-Fundamentally. Like all events held in places where there are very serious violations of human rights. Rubiales talks about the Equality Super Cup, but how can you talk about that in a country that uses decapitation as the death penalty. In 2018, they executed 149 people. You cannot do abstraction from this.– It will be, by the way, an event practically without Spanish fans …– At the presentation of the Super Cup was the Saudi sports minister and the ambassador. They use sporting events to invite foreign investment. They came and said that everyone is invited to travel to Saudi Arabia. If you go, you have to stick to their laws. It is an arbitrary regime. Any decision made by a police officer, for example, cannot be reviewed.–What will those traveling find?“I will tell you what you will not see, but that it is there.” They will arrive, first, at a country at war with the Yemeni rebels and to which Spain has sold weapons worth € 1 million a day since 2015. That country at war also bombs civilian targets, such as markets and hospitals. It is a country where women activists protesting some of the current conquests of Saudi women, such as being able to have a passport, are in jail. Many of them have suffered abuse there. It is a country, Saudi Arabia, where it is difficult to find more human rights violations inside or outside its borders. – What could happen to a player of the four teams that play the Super Cup that had declared himself publicly gay?—A few months ago, in a promotional video from the state security agency, Saudi Arabia described homosexuality, feminism and atheism of extremist ideas. They did it the same day that the Saudi prince and Minister of Sports spoke of the opening of his country. The same day. Talking about equality between men and women, saying that you are an atheist or that you are homosexual, are criminal acts … And they use corporal punishment. A blogger questioned Islam six years ago and was punished with a thousand lashes. He is still in jail and during the Supercopa, he is eight years of imprisonment.“So, could a gay footballer be arrested?”-Could. Another thing is whether they do it or not, because they are a dictatorial regime.“Isn’t it shocking that the women’s Super Cup does not contemplate taking her, for now, to Saudi Arabia?”– It must be said that many players, including the National Team, have expressed their opposition. They do not want to go. We are waiting for Spanish soccer players to join. Playing football does not inhibit you from having an expression about human rights. It’s easy, we just want the Federation, clubs and soccer players to join the campaign for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. It is about giving your opinion about something that humanity resolved seventy years ago with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, nothing more. The Equality Super Cup will not be such if you do not make an effort to do so and it is not enough just for women to go to the stadium. There were also many people in ’78 to see Kempes score goals, but underneath there was a huge repression.“Are protests expected from activists on Saudi soil?”– Saudi Arabia is so repressive that in the last four years it has ended all independent activists. They are in jail or on probation. There is no independent press, there is no political opposition … Who will protest in that context? There cannot even be an organized germ in defense of human rights. If someone is going to protest during the Super Cup, life is played …last_img read more

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Fever decreases lions

first_imgThe rojiblanco coach, Gariz Gaizka, had as safe casualties the operated De Marcos and the injured in the hip, Aritz Aduriz, with the possibility that Iker Muniain Reappear from your biceps femoris injury with a few minute dispute. But, due to illness, you can fall some more.At the moment the caution is maintained to see the evolution of those affected until the moments before the appointment of Sestao. Balenziaga it was one of them during the week while Unai Núñez He did not train yesterday. The fever that affects some lions in the last hours delays the officialization of the call for the match this afternoon (7 pm) between Sestao River and Athletic at the Las Llanas stadium.last_img read more

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João Félix seeks to recover the forgotten goal in the Copa del Rey

first_imgJoão Felix it came out of Ipurua as usual in recent weeks, replaced before the end and with the somewhat crooked gesture. To Portuguese, more or less successful in Eibar, things still do not go as expected and tonight in Lion You will have a new opportunity. The forward has only four goals, two in League and two in Champions and before the Cultural It will be one of the references of the rojiblanco attack. He will not rest. It will not be a simple game against an opponent that will not let him breathe. But it is not something that shrinks João Félix. Yes it is that since returning from the sprain that slowed him in the fall, he has played eleven games and only two completed them. It is one of the typical changes of Simeone. In this section he has only celebrated the goal Lokomotiv, of penalty. The Cup is a real goal for Atlético and that’s why João will pull the car in the Kingdom of LeónFelipe will play his 19th game in a rowWho has become indispensable for Simeone to the point of not resting in the Cup is Felipe. Since he entered the eleven before the Valencia He hasn’t missed a single minute. He has completed 18 games in a row (1,650 minutes) and tonight he will repeat with Beautiful.last_img read more

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Roger Federer suffers the unspeakable to win John Millman and move to eighth of the Australian Open

first_imgThe Swiss stayed two points behind, but won the last gameHis rival in the next phase will be Hungarian Marton Fucsovics The Swiss Roger Federer was only two points behind the loss but went to the knockout stages of the Australian Open with a win over local John Millman (6-4, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6 -7). Photo: EFEcenter_img The continuity of the Swiss in the tournament hung by a thread during the five sets that made up the most vibrant match to date in Melbourne Park.However, the tennis player with the most Grand Slam titles in history (20) did not let this time the local Millman gave him a sentence in a ‘major’ competition after the Australian became his executioner in the 2018 US Open.The tennis player of Basel reached with the victory over the Australian his victory number one hundred in Melbourne Park, figure that premiered with his victory over the American and world number one Michael Chang in the first round of the 2000 edition.Regarding his next crossing, the Swiss won the two times he faced Hungarian Marton Fucsovics: the first one in Australia in 2018 and the most recent in Dubai in 2019.last_img read more

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Why do some people use Whatsapp for the shopping list? What are the advantages?

first_imgWhatsApp is one of the most used applications by people of all agesIt allows us to be in touch with our loved ones from anywhere One of the applications most used by people of all ages is WhatsApp. This instant messaging application allows us to be in touch with our loved ones from any corner and at any time of the day. With this app we can send messages, audio notes or even make video calls, but there are people who go further and use it even to make the shopping list. The shopping list is a resource that has been used for years. With it, we can go to the supermarket without fear of forgetting anything and without buying more than we need. Although we generally associate the shopping list with a paper in which we write by hand all the products we need in our home, it is not uncommon to think of people who use the mobile to create it. The mobile is already a must in our day to day and having the shopping list on it, assures us of not forgetting to take the list to the supermarket. Using WhatsApp to write down the products we need may seem strange, but if we stop to think about it it is really convenient and practical. The trick to use WhatsApp as a shopping listWhatsapp is an application that we use every day and to which we are accustomed. Everyone knows how to use the application and in most cases we have it very well located on our mobile. In addition, by always carrying the phone, if we remember something we need for home, we can write it at any time and place. Using WhatsApp as a shopping list is really the easiest. You just have to create a chat group, include some of our contacts and then eject it and get a complete chat for us, where to write all the products we need for home.center_img Image: iStocklast_img read more

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Alcácer is already in Villarreal, which will pay 23 million euros

first_imgAlcácer will sign for five seasons, being a bet of Villarreal to make a leap in quality in his team and in his squad. Paco Alcácer is already in the offices of Villarreal, So his signing for the Castellon team will become official throughout this afternoon. The forward arrived at one o’clock at noon, with the idea of ​​passing the medical review and formalizing his contract with the yellow team. The medical tests will be carried out in the same Sports City, and once passed, the player forms without a contract at the club’s offices. From mid-morning the player’s representatives were already gathered at the club’s premises, with the idea of ​​closing the last details of your contract.center_img Villarreal will pay about 23 million euros for the transfer of the Valencian striker, which will mean the largest outlay in the history of the club, surpassing the 20 million that were paid for the signing and return of Gerard Moreno two seasons ago.last_img read more

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Leo Messi charges Eric Abidal and burns a Barcelona in the trenches

first_imgThe manager reviewed the events that led to the termination of ValverdeFor this he referred to that “many players” were not satisfiedThis is what has bothered the captain asking that “of names” Captain Culé Leo Messi said on Tuesday, in response to the statements of the club’s technical secretary, Eric Abidal, in which he stated that “many players were not satisfied” with the team’s former coach, Ernesto Valverde, that “it would be necessary Give names because if you don’t “know” you are dirtying all “the players.“I honestly do not like doing these things, but I think everyone has to be responsible for their tasks and take care of their decisions. The players, what happens on the court. And we are also the first to recognize when we were not well “Messi points out on Instagram.In his opinion, “those responsible for the area of ​​sports management must also assume their responsibilities and above all take charge of the decisions they make.”“Finally, I think that when talking about players, we should give names because if we are not getting dirty all and feeding things that are said and are not true,” says Messi.Eric Abidal unveiled this Tuesday in an interview with the newspaper Sport that after the last classic against Real Madrid, on December 18, which ended with a zero draw, the Catalan club “began to specify” the goodbye of Valverde, which in the end came almost a month later.And he added that he observed things that he did not like in the locker room before the decision to dispense with Valverde: “I watched the games and did not look at the result, but how the game was played, the tactics, the work of the players who did not play much. fixed on those details Many players were not satisfied, nor did they work hard, and there was also an internal communication issue The coach-costume relationship has always been good, but there are things that I can smell as a former player I told the club what I thought and you had to make a decision. “ Abidal and Messi, during the first farewell in 2013. Photo: Getty.center_img Barcelona is on a war footing. As never before he had been seen in the last decade and all after the last controversy that has led to nothing more and nothing less than the captain and best player Leo Messi. The Argentine, through his Instagram account, sent a direct message to the sports director Eric Abidal, by his words, in Sport, about the removal of Ernesto Valverde and how “many players” felt.last_img read more

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Rui Pinto, the hacker who caused the sanction to the City: Hero or villain?

first_imgIt is here that the great debate is centered. Is Rui Pinto a criminal or simply a whistleblower who, instead of being behind bars, should be protected? “Without the contribution of citizens like Rui Pinto we would be unable to know the corruption and black money laundering networks that exist in society“says his lawyer, William Bourdon (in addition to Football Leaks, Rui Pinto also uncovered Luanda Leaks). Edwy Plenel, director of Mediapart (half French collaborator of Football Leaks) He even assured that Pinto is not only not a criminal, “but rather a hero“.The Signals Network, an organization that fights for the right to information, started a campaign with other associations such as Reporters Without Borders or Freedom of the Press Foundation not only for their release, but also for their protection, obtaining the signature of Europarliamentarians, journalists and lawyers.Remember that April 16, 2019 the European Parliament voted to adopt a historic agreement on whistleblower protection, with a directive to protect citizens from revealing violations of public trust and abuses of power. Even the left of the European Parliament granted him in April the ‘Prize for Journalists, Filters and Defenders of the Right to Information’.Many gestures to draw attention to the great contradiction of the situation of Rui Pinto, but that have served little so far. Meanwhile, the hashtag #FreePinto It becomes an occasional trend, waiting for the next occasion to remember the Football Leaks hacker. Few expected the sanction of two seasons outside Europe to Manchester City. A punishment that has shocked the world of football and whose consequences does not stop being written. But there are also few who remember how the accusation of the English football giant began and, above all, of Rui Pinto, the hacker who is currently in pretrial detention in Portugal awaiting trial and in the middle of a big debate about whether he should be released.Pinto has been in prison since March 2019. He is accused of 90 crimes: 68 of improper access, 14 of correspondence violation, six of illegitimate access, one of computer sabotage and another of attempted extortion to Doyen Sports (investment fund whose activity related to loans for soccer player transfers was banned in 2015 by FIFA and is investigated in Spain for alleged fraud against the Treasury). The defendant has always denied this last accusation and says he will prove in court that he did not ask for money in exchange for not disclosing information.Rui Pinto was the cornerstone of Football Leaks, the platform that, in collaboration with various European media, wanted uncover cases of corruption and money laundering in football by revealing more than 70 million documents, on which more than 1,000 press articles were written and which, in many cases, resulted in judicial proceedings. Among the best known cases in Spain, the revelations about the taxation of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mourinho or the operations between the Messi Foundation and Barcelona.last_img read more

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