The calendar is tight: all the dates of women’s football

first_imgStart a 2020 full of illusions in Spanish women’s football. With the close signature (dated on January 10) of the first collective agreement in the history of this category in Europe, the starting signal will be given to intense months and with a lot at stake for the Spanish teams. From the First Iberdrola, where it is not yet known what will happen with the day not disputed by the strike of the players on November 16 and 17, to the quarterfinals of the Champions League between Atleti and Barça, the first Spain Supercup or the dispute of the Queen’s Cup, with the presence of also several FIFA dates.For now, January is very exciting in the Spanish League. The first month of the year will begin with a Athletic-Barça (Sunday, at 12:00) in San Mamés, with the challenge of continuing to add attendance records in this category, and will continue with a Tacon-Barça in Valdebebas (January 11 or 12) and an Atlético-Barça Classic (January 25 or 26), with the memory of 6-1 of the first leg at the Johan Cruyff Stadium. Without a doubt, duels loaded with morbidity in which everyone will seek to knock Barça, a great favorite and leader of Primera.There will be no time to relax, Atlético and Barça will see each other again in the remainder of the season, although in January the round trip of the League would be settled. Both will participate in the first Women’s Super Cup in Spain, which will be held in the second week of February and with a final four format, also adding Levante and Real Sociedad, current champion of the Copa de la Reina. Calendar3-8 February: Spanish Super Cup (semifinals)February 9: Spanish Super Cup (final)11-12 February: Copa de la Reina (round of 16)February 25-26: Queen’s Cup (quarterfinals)March 17-18: Copa de la Reina (semifinals)March 24-25: Champions League (quarter-finals -ida-)1-2 April: Champions League (quarterfinals -turn-)April 25-26: Champions League (semifinals -ida-)May 2-3: Champions League (semifinals-lap-)May 24: Champions League (final)May 31: Queen’s Cup (final)The headquarters of the Cup final and the Super Cup are not knownHe will also roll the ball in the K. O. tournament, which will begin to be played from the third week of February and whose finalists will meet in mid-March, leaving the final on May 31, without a seat to be defined. There is also no established headquarters for the Super Cup, whose close dispute has caused the complaint of the participating teams, who claim to know as soon as possible the place chosen to organize their trips.From national tournaments to the great continental competition: a Champions League in which Barça defends the runner-up title. The azulgrana will be measured in quarters at Atleti, which reached this round for the first time in its history. Rojiblancas and Barça will fight to sign the pass to the European semifinals (end of April and beginning of May) and take another step towards that end of May 24 at the Viola Park in Vienna (Austria).last_img read more

Otichilo assures Vihiga United commitment

first_img0Shares0000Charles Okwemba celebrates with teammates after scoring one of the two Vihiga United goals in a GOtv Shield Quarter final clash against defending champions Tusker FC on August 20, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 6- After weeks of uncertainty, Vihiga Governor Wilbur Otichilo has assured his commitment to continue the sponsorship for National Super League (NSL) leaders Vihiga United that was initiated by his predecessor Moses Akaranga.Speaking to Capital Sport, Vihiga United assistant coach Francis Xavier disclosed that the new county boss pledged to throw his support behind the team after having a succesfull meeting on Wednesday last week. “We can now focus on the game because we just got a backing from the new Governor who was elected in August. The Governor promised to continue sponsoring the team even in a bigger way. With this, I see things like improved remuneration which I think is a major motivation. For now we are looking on how we can continue our good run and possible promotion to the Kenyan Primer League (KPL) next season,’’ Xavier revealed.Vihiga United head coach Edward manoah during a past match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaVihiga are at the summit of the NSL table with 50 points having played 22 games and are touted to be favorites to win the second tier league and earn promotion to KPL, an inspiration to Xavier who says they are not leaving anything to chance.The assistant coach has urged his charged to remain focused on the remaining NSL games but admitted they have started scouting on players to add to the squad.“The race is tight but we have our mind fixed on the NSL for now and secure a promotion but definitely we will have to improve our squad because when you go up it gets tough and we might be looking here and there to see how we will strengthen the squad by bringing two or three players on board,” the former AFC Leopards Team Manager said.Vihiga United XI posing for a photo before facing Kibera Black All Stars in a National Super League match on Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 at Nairobi’s Camp Toyoyo Gounds.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaVihiga are scheduled to take on 12th placed Modern Coast away at the Mbaraki Sports Club on Wednesday afternoon as they edge closer to promotion.The club came close to play in the KPL this season despite finishing sixth last year after Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa ‘promoted’ them alongside KCB FC after Muhoroni Youth and Sofapaka failed to comply with the club licensing.However, Muhoroni and Sofapaka were reinstated back to the KPL by the Sports Dispute Tribunal ending Vihiga’s dream that season.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Job-specific housing: the new model?

first_imgA New York teacher’s salary starts at about $42,000, and at more than $2,000 a month, the average rent for even a studio apartment in the city eats up over half of it. In the Bronx, the borough north of Manhattan where construction on the complex is expect to start later this fall, rents between $800 to $900 are considered affordable. The buildings will add to the supply of similarly priced apartments. Rents in the two buildings will range from $806 a month for a studio to $1,412 for a three-bedroom apartment. The apartments will be open to teachers in public, private, parochial and charter schools, as well as administrators. To be eligible for a lottery for an apartment, applicants cannot earn more than 110 percent of the area median income, which is $70,900 for a family of four and $49,630 for an individual. “As a prototype of housing for people who are essential to the functioning of a city, it’s quite important,” said Richard Plunz, a Columbia University architecture professor and expert on housing in New York City. Across the nation, finding affordable housing is a challenge for teachers, firefighters, law enforcement officers and other working- and middle-class people who want to live in the communities they serve. In New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has offered housing bonuses of up to $14,600 to incoming teachers. In the tradition of unions taking care of their own, Weingarten, the union chief, approached the city’s Housing Development Corp. about a year ago. Under the deal they forged, the pension fund bought the $28 million worth of bonds from the corporation, which also provided $20 million in below-market rate loans for the project. The Atlantic Development Group is building it. The New York-based construction company, which specializes in affordable housing, got a 1 percent mortgage for the project financed with the sale of the bonds to the pension fund. The project “revisits how housing was provided in the city for the working population from the 1920s to the 1960s,” Plunz said. Plunz referred to such huge, union-backed housing complexes as Electchester in the borough of Queens, which was erected in 1949 for electrical workers by Local 3 of their union. The Amalgamated apartments in the Bronx, one of the oldest housing cooperatives in the United States with more than 4,000 apartments, were built by several garments workers’ unions starting in the 1920s. Of course, investing pension fund money in real estate is not new. The nation’s largest pension funds, CalSTRS and CalPERS in California, have real-estate investments worth billions, and are helping teachers buy or build properties for individuals and families. The city’s retirement system, with a $52 billion portfolio, also has tens of millions of dollars of real-estate investments. But none of those investments is profession-specific rental housing like the Bronx apartments. They will be only a drop in the bucket for the nation’s largest school system, whose teacher force of 80,000 serves a student body of 1.1million, but it is a start. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PROJECT: New York City is offering subsidized rent to teachers and other public servants. By Verena Dobnik THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Elementary school teacher Ramona Roman has a master’s degree and earns $70,000 a year, but she’s barely making it in New York City. “I think I make a good salary, but it’s so hard living here – I can’t get a decent apartment with the money I make. You also need to eat. You need to feed your kids,” said the 52-year-old teacher, who supports two children and her mother. Over the years, teachers in Roman’s predicament have fled the city’s red-hot real estate market looking for affordable housing. They may soon have a new option – Roman plans to apply to live in a 234-unit housing project being developed specifically for educators. The project, backed with $28million from the New York City Teachers’ Retirement System, could become a model in other cities where soaring rents are forcing out essential workers like teachers, police and firefighters, observers say. In New York, about 4,000 teachers moved out of the city last year, says Randi Weingarten, president of the United Federation of Teachers, which represent more than 150,000 active and retired city public school educators. “What developer is willing to construct affordable housing?” she said. last_img read more

ALL TICKET AT O’DONNELL PARK FOR DONEGAL DOUBLE HEADER

first_imgThe National League game DONEGAL V Roscommon in O’Donnell Park this Sunday 13th March at 3pm is an all ticket game – and no tickets will be on sale on the day.Donegal’s hurlers take on Down in the double-header.It is €10 for a ticket – and it’s €5 for children. The game is expected to sell out. Fans unable to gain entry to the ground will be accommodated – as far as possible – in the newly refurbished club house at St Eunan’s.Tickets can be purchased in the usual outlets and in the County Board office.  Clubs wishing to purchase tickets through the county office can do so up until Thursday afternoon. Payment to be made at the time of purchase.Ticket pricesAdult €10 Under 16 €5, please note under 16′ need tickets.OAP/Students €10 no concessions.No tickets available on the day of match at the ground.Season ticket holders will get their relevant information from Croke Park. ALL TICKET AT O’DONNELL PARK FOR DONEGAL DOUBLE HEADER was last modified: March 7th, 2016 by John2Share 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