B&H representatives in Beijing: Tuka and Alić are counting the Hours until the World Cup

first_imgAmel Tuka and Hamza Alić, B&H representatives at the World Championship in Athletics which starts today in Beijing, will participate in the qualifications for the final part of the biggest festival of the athletes in the world. B&H athletes Amel Tuka and Hamza Alić completed their last preparations before the qualifying performance, and they are counting down until the opening hours of the great competition in Beijing. Hamza Alić will be the only representative in the shot put in this competition, after the second B&H representative in this discipline, Kemal Mešić, canceled his performance due to the injury. In an interview, Alić emphasized that the preparations went very well and that he is looking forward to Sunday when the qualifications and the final competition in his discipline will take place. “I am very satisfied with the conditions that we have here in Beijing, and the preparations for this competition were carried out already in Zenica. When it comes to the other competitors, favorites are a lot ahead of me, but there is no giving up in this sport. There are always surprises, and nothing can be excluded,” said Alić. B&H diamond on the 800 meters, Amel Tuka, should have his first race early in the morning, at 5.50 a.m. CET. He will run in the group that is not a big problem for him, according to the results of his opponents, and in an interview he said that he is fully prepared for the competition. Air quality in Beijing is very bad, which will be a problem for the most of the athletes. Tuka said that he is still getting used to their climate, but he is not worrying too much about these things. “I’m still getting used to the new climate, since there is great humidity here and it’s a little bit hard to breathe, but we will see how it will all look tomorrow. The conditions are the same for all of us and we will all run at the same weather,” said Amel, adding that he already completed his main training in Zenica. (Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Stakeholders benefit from GEA workshop on energy statistics planning

first_imgThe Guyana Energy Agency, in collaboration with the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), hosted a consultation workshop for key stakeholders on Monday at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown.Titled “Human Resources Management, Energy Statistics & Planning Awareness”, the workshop was conceptualised under the framework of the “Caribbean Energy Statistics Capacity Enhancement Project”, which has been implemented and supported by OLADE and the International Development Association – World Bank.The project’s main goal is to elevate energy statistics’ planning and management capacity, and to implement National Energy Information Systems within five Caribbean countries, namely: Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, and Suriname.The key output of the implementation of a National Energy InformationParticipants and facilitators at the workshopManagement System is expected to be in place by mid-2019.With Guyana being a beneficiary country of the project, the main purpose of the workshop was to inform the participants of- the overall project, the stipulations for information management and energy planning, as well as human resources management and energy statistics.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, who was in attendance at the workshop, expressed the view that the workshop “….presents an opportunity for dialogue on the importance of energy statistics in driving the transformation and evolution of the sector, and the critical role that each organisation in attendance plays in the collection, analysis, and reporting of energy information…”Some of the topics covered during the sessions were: Information management and Energy Planning, Human Resources Management and Energy Statistics, the National Energy Sector – Data Management and Challenges.The workshop was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Presidency, Dept. of Environment; Guyana Sugar Corporation, Guyana Revenue Authority, Rubis, GUYOIL, Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Public Utilities Commission, Guyana Power and Light, Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Finance, Institute of Applied Science, and the Guyana Energy Agency.last_img read more

Dylan Bronn own goal sends Senegal into the AFCON final

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019SenegaltopTunisia Senegal have never won the Africa Cup of Nations title. (PHOTO/Courtesy)AFCON 2019Senegal 1-0 TunisiaCairo International Stadium, CairoSunday, 14-07-2019Dylan Bronn own goal in extra time handed Senegal a 1-0 win over Tunisia in a dramatic Africa Cup of finals semifinal on Sunday evening.Tunisia goalkeeper Moez Hassen made a horrible mistake in the 100th minute that saw the ball bounce off the head of defender Bronn and into his own net.Tunisia’s Ferjani Sassi and Senegal’s Henri Saivet had second half penalties saved.In the first period, Aliou Cisse’s side created the better chances with star man Sadio Mane and Youssouf Sabaly all guilty for missing golden scoring opportunitiesSabaly was unlucky not to hit the target in the 26th as his delightful effort from about 20 yards out kissed the woodwork.In the 38th minute, Mane also a had a decent chance when he rounded Tunisia custodian Hassen at a tight angle but screwed his shot wide. At halftime it was goalless.With 15 minutes to normal time, the 2004 champions were awarded a penalty when Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly dived into Sassi’s powerful shoot but the ball hit his arm.Sassi stepped up but his weak kick was comfortably saved by Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomis.Five minutes later, Senegal were also awarded a penalty when Bronn fouled Ismaila Sarr inside the box. Newcastle midfielder Saviet’s kick was saved by Hassen.Senegal broke the deadlock in the first period of extra time as Bronn scored an own goal.Deep in extra time, the referee awarded Tunisia a penalty when Salif Sane headed a cross off Idrissa Gueye’s arm. Two minutes after giving the penalty, the referee overturned it after a VAR check.Senegal will be without Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the final through suspension.The Lions of Teranga who were runners up 17 years ago, will be seeking for their first ever Cup of Nations title and will face either Algeria or Nigeria in the final on Friday 19th July at Cairo International StadiumThe other semi final-Algeria vs Nigeria @10pmComments last_img read more