Falcón’s great fight in his second crusader injury

first_imgFalcon, that you have received the most important support from his family, friends and all his teammates, rose stronger from his injury in the crusader in 2017, performing at a high level in Atlético from where last summer decided return to Barça. In the Catalan club, he has played eight league games and two Champions League matches this season, acting as end or side on the left wing. The one from Arucas appreciates the fact of being when facing an injury of this level: “We have the best medical services in the world. The club has the best personnel, both doctors, physiotherapists and retractors, as well as all the necessary material to be able to make the recovery in the best possible way. “On the injury, Falcón indicates that the experience has helped him take recovery better. “The first time it happened to me, the injury taught me that it was much, much stronger than I thought. It is what helps me get over it now. If I already did, why this time does it have to be different? “, the footballer points out.A scar that marks a challengeAndrea Falcón, who was close from Stay outside From the past world Due to a problem in the sole of the foot, she has been accompanied by injuries during her career. Despite this, the canary has not stopped reap success, with six Leagues and two Cups in his record. The footballer is shown very positive Regarding the recovery of his serious injury, from which he points out that “this time he is being everything easierSuch an injury always goes uphill. Be so long without your partners it’s complicated. However, having lived it before makes me know what steps to follow, the feelings I have to have and if they are normal or not, “says Arucas.“It is a difficult injury. During recovery, you live on a roller coaster: a few days the knee is great and you are happy; and the next day it hurts and you get the slump and want to quit. Even so, with work and effort it is overcome. Do not give up“declares Falcón, looking at the scar from the operation on his knee with a single thought: “Back better than I was.” Minute 14 of the Espanyol-Barça derby (0-4) on December 16. Soccer stopped again for Andrea Falcón (Arucas, Las Palmas, 23 years old). The Canarian player relapsed at that time in one of the injuries most feared by footballers: the ligament tear anterior crossover. For the second time in his career, First on the knee of the right leg and this time from the left, the Barça ’21’ was faced the operating room and to a recovery that, at least, would leave him six months without being able to play. “I knew it before they confirmed it to me, from the moment I made the gesture in the game and noticed that feeling. For a few seconds i stayed on the ground and I relived in my head the eleven months that I spent without playing because of that same injury three years ago“indicates the player in an interview with AS.The left-handed lane, which he caught the quarantine in half of his recovery, performs all the indications that Barça medical specialists send them from their home in Las Palmas. “It is not costing me much, the truth. Right now I am in a phase of the injury where I work the muscle. For this, I have different materials such as rubbers, a TRX, a medicine ball and a step to make the exercises what me day by day“, recounted the Spanish international, after explaining how the confinement is living:” I try keep a routine to keep your mind busy and not think so much about this situation. “The player, graduated in psychology, emphasizes that she is” eager to return. ” “I know I’ll be back. It will take time and it will be hard, but I will work to make it as soon as possible, “he says.last_img read more

Americans embrace debit cards, online transactions

first_img Checks down in favor of plastic In some cases, consumers may still write a check, but increasingly, merchants are scanning those checks and converting them to an electronic payment. The Federal Reserve counts those checks as electronic payments and not as checks; paychecks electronically deposited in employees’ bank accounts are also included as electronic payments. Converting checks to electronic payments allows merchants to get paid quicker, and it may help reduce the number of insufficient-funds checks businesses have to deal with. Processing checks electronically is also cheaper. In 2003, about 8.9billion converted checks were reported, accounting for about 11percent of all noncash payments. At some stores that process checks electronically, such as Wal-Mart and clothing retailers the Gap and Banana Republic, the clerk hands the check back to the consumer with their receipt after scanning it and claiming an electronic payment for the store. Consumers might not realize that many of the checks they write to utilities, mortgage companies and other businesses are also being converted to electronic payments when the companies receive them, said Terri Bradford, a payments researcher with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The decline in check writing, combined with the increase in electronic check processing, prompted the Federal Reserve to dramatically reduce the size of its check-processing department, whose operations are covered by the processing fees it charges for handling checks and electronic transfers. Since 2003, the Fed has closed more than half of its 45 check-processing centers. By the end of 2008, only 18 will remain. Checking writing isn’t going away, though. Some transactions are still better suited to checks, such as paying the kid who mows the lawn, making a contribution to a church to have a record of charitable donations at tax time, or payments such as real-estate closings, Bradford said. Demographics also plays a role. Joe Abboud, 90, wrote a check for his groceries at Hy-Vee recently because that’s what he always does. He said he occasionally uses a credit card, but checks are just more comfortable. Another grocery customer, Cheryl Carlson, said she uses checks to keep track of her spending. When she writes a check, she always writes the amount down in her register. With the debit card, that step is easy to forget. “The only time I use my debit card is when I leave the checkbook at home,” said Carlson, who is in her 40s. Fed closes processing centers But paper isn’t going away Suited to checks Some business payments might also be better suited to checks, Bradford said. For example, writing a check instead of authorizing a wire transfer or making some other electronic payment may help a business better manage its cash flow because there is still some delay between when the check is written and when it is received. “From a cash-management purpose, I imagine some businesses would still prefer checks because of the float,” Bradford said. She doesn’t expect checks to entirely vanish. “There’s a certain segment of the population that’s going to write checks,” Bradford said. “You probably get stuck behind them in the check-out aisle.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The growing popularity of plastic is the biggest factor. From 2000 to 2003, the number of debit-card transactions nearly doubled from 8.3billion to 15.6billion, and the number of credit-card transactions jumped from 15.6billion to 19billion. Increasingly, checks also are being converted into electronic payments by merchants who prefer electronic transfers to dealing with the paper checks. For Julie O’Neill of Omaha, her credit card is simply more convenient, and all her spending is compiled on a single statement at the end of the month. When it comes time to pay bills, she turns on her computer rather than digging for stamps. “I procrastinate, so then I can go online and not have to go through snail mail,” she said. Together, credit and debit card use accounted for 43percent of all noncash payments in 2003, up from 33percent in 2000. Richard Kesterson slid his debit card out of his wallet before the grocery store cashier rang up his total. Like millions of Americans, the Omaha, Neb., man didn’t even consider paying by check. Using a debit card or paying online through his bank’s bill-pay system is easier, he said – and his bank keeps track of his spending instead. “I haven’t balanced my account in 10 years,” Kesterson said. Check writing has declined sharply since 1995. The Federal Reserve estimates that 49.5billion checks were paid in the United States in 1995; that figure dropped to 36.6billion checks paid in 2003, according to the most recent Fed studies. last_img read more

Thousands march for immigrant rights

first_img“We are hardworking people. We just want to be here legally,” said Maria Navas, a sewing factory worker from El Salvador who has been in Los Angeles for 14 years. Also Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge overseeing a federal consent decree to order a hearing on the Police Department’s use of force on May 1. The decree requires police reforms in the aftermath of the so-called Rampart scandal that involved allegations of wrongdoing by officers in an anti-gang unit. On May 1, riot police struck demonstrators and journalists with batons and fired more than 240 rubber bullets to disperse a large immigration rally at MacArthur Park west of downtown. Police said they responded after being pelted by rocks and bottles. No one was seriously hurt, but at least 60 citizen complaints involving as many as 100 officers have been filed. Four investigations are ongoing, and two high-ranking police officials have been demoted. On Thursday, marchers gathered in front of a Wilshire Boulevard church for a “town hall” meeting before the procession. Among them was state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, who represents the district and was among political leaders strongly criticizing the police action. LOS ANGELES – Demonstrators marching for immigration reform converged peacefully Thursday on the site of the so-called May Day melee, where police hit protesters and journalists with batons and rubber bullets just over two weeks ago. The march by roughly 2,000 immigrants and their supporters was aimed at reassuring the community that they could exercise their constitutional rights. “In this great city, we can walk and march with our families,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told the crowd. “And we can march in peace.” The roughly 10-block procession that led to MacArthur Park followed an announcement in Washington, D.C., of an agreement between the White House and top lawmakers on a sweeping immigration plan to grant legal status to millions of people in the country unlawfully. People in the tall office buildings that line Wilshire Boulevard waved from windows as the marchers filed past. At each intersection, about four officers stood guard. When people arrived at MacArthur Park, a police officer used a bullhorn to direct marchers in Spanish, saying “Thank you for your cooperation.” The peaceful crowd banged on drums and waved mostly U.S. flags, as well as those from Mexico, El Salvador and other Latin American countries. “If there are a lot of people who come today, maybe the lawmakers in Washington will take notice. The immigrants are here, they deserve a chance,” said participant Alberto Reyes.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

San Beda, Letran clash one last time for NCAA Season 95 crown

first_imgWhat’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? “It’s really nice playing Letran. I really love to play against them,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, whose Lions are looking for their fourth championship crown in a row. “Whoever wins tomorrow (Tuesday), truly deserves it.”The Knights came close to sweeping the series in Game 2, if not for a cramp-stricken Fran Yu early in the fourth quarter when the Lions mounted a comeback from seven points down.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“We’re lucky, Fran Yu wasn’t there on the floor,” said Calvin Oftana, who delivered the decisive three-point play with 19.1 seconds remaining that allowed San Beda to force the decider. “Going into this game (Game 3), our desire to win will play a very important role.”With Evan Nelle and James Canlas alternating on him, Yu was practically unstoppable—knocking down three step back threes in one stretch and banked a shot in the lane that gave the Knights control late in the third. The Letran ace point guard capped his heroics with another three early in the fourth but was pulled out after suffering from leg cramps.“We just moved forward from that defeat and focus our energies in Game 3,” said Letran head coach Bonnie Tan, looking for his first NCAA title while aiming to provide the Knights their second crown in five seasons.Brawny center Larry Muyang, who kept Letran afloat after Yu didn’t show up anymore, will again provide an interesting faceoff with Donald Tankoua, San Beda’s Cameroonian center.“It was unfortunate for me. I will come in more prepared this time,” said Yu, the tournament’s most improved player who led the Knights throughout the stepladder semifinals until the second game of the title series.Attention will likewise be generated by the Knights’ graduating swingmen—team captain Jerrick Balanza and Bonbon Batiller—versus the versatile Canlas and the hot-shooting Clint Doliguez.ADVERTISEMENT We have to win this. Execute properly, make big plays and always play hard defense,” said the Filipino-Canadian Canlas. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics PH Azkals legend Phil Younghusband retires at 32 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congresscenter_img Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The San Beda Red Lions thought they were just fortunate to stretch their NCAA Season 95 title encounter to its breaking point.The defending champion Lions don’t want to rely on sheer luck this time in the grand finale of their titular series with the dangerous Letran Knights on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View commentslast_img read more