Finally, there are Mojica and Diamanka. Both lived a roller coaster of emotions. The Lightning opened the doors of First to Diamanka because after going through the subsidiary, José Ramon Sandoval made him debut with the first team. He pointed out ways, but later he ran into Paco Jémez and after not counting for the coach he went to the Norwegian Valerenga. And Mojica? He landed in Vallecas in 2013 of Deportivo de Cali, but never settled. He only played 22 games because he did not stop chaining assignments to Valladolid and Girona. Girona goes to ‘friend’ territory on Sunday. Five players know perfectly the fief of Rayo Vallecano and the interiors of the Madrid club. Juan Carlos, Johan Mojica, Jozabed, Diamanka and Borja García have worn the Rayo shirt, but this weekend they will go to Vallecas defending the colors of Girona. The one who left, perhaps, better taste in the mouth among the Rayista fans was a Borja García who enjoyed two promotions. First with the subsidiary to Segunda B and then, much more celebrated, to Primera with the first team the 2010-11 season. But Borja also benefited from his good work at Rayo because it helped him become an U19 international with Spain. Borja led the center of the Lightning field and so did Jozabed. The Madrid team is important to him because he wore his shirt in 54 games (second team with which he has played more games after Celta) and scored 12 goals and distributed four assists. He was two seasons, both in First. From 2014 to 2016 and he had to live the descent to Second of the 2015-16 campaign. That season was also in the Ray the goalkeeper Juan Carlos. But he made the leap from the subsidiary. The 2010-11 played a game in Second with the first team (the last day against Barcelona B) and celebrated the promotion to Primera. After that, he endured another course in the subsidiary (Second B), but then he left and did not return until 2015-16, with Rayo in First. He played 23 duels (21 League and two Cup) and that was his last time with the Rayista shirt.
0Shares0000Leicester City’s Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel witnessed the helicopter crash that killed the club’s revered Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 5 – Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel says the helicopter crash that killed the club’s revered Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will haunt him forever after he witnessed the tragedy.The 32-year-old Danish international — speaking after Leicester had beaten Cardiff on Saturday in their first match since the crash, which also killed four others — waved the helicopter off following the 1-1 draw with West Ham on October 27. Moments later it came down, with Schmeichel reported to have been stopped by police as he ran towards the burning wreckage.“I was on the pitch and I waved him off,” said Schmeichel, before he flew with teammates and coaching staff to Bangkok to attend Vichai’s funeral.“I saw it all happen. It is something that will stay with me, unfortunately. It’s not a nice memory but I’ve had all the support that I need.“The club has been great and everybody has received the support that they needed.”Schmeichel joined Leicester in 2011, a year after Vichai bought the club, and was a pivotal figure in their fairytale Premier League title win in 2016.He admitted to shaking as he warmed up in Cardiff before the game on Saturday.The goalkeeper, who had the Thai national flag on his gloves, then joined his teammates and backroom staff around the centre circle to pay tribute to Vichai and the other victims.“It was tough,” said Schmeichel, who had grief counselling during the week. “But we wanted to do it for the chairman and his family.Leicester players and backroom staff have flown to Thailand to attend the funeral of late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha © AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA“We wanted to be together about this, because we’ve all lost what feels like a family member.“Wes (Morgan the captain) said a bit, I said a bit. People had a lot to say because he meant so much to so many people. Everyone wanted to chip in.“He brought everybody here and none of this — the memories, this family he’s built, the culture he’s instilled — would be here without him.”Schmeichel, who faces another emotion-packed game this Saturday when Leicester play their first home match since the tragedy against Burnley, said Vichai transcended the traditional image of a Premier League club owner.“When he took over this club it was in a pretty precarious situation, and to build what he has is quite amazing,” he said.“It’s one thing building a team and a club that can perform on the pitch but we’re more proud of the family that he’s created and the feeling he’s instilled in everybody being welcome.“It doesn’t matter who you are or what kind of position you have at the club. Whether it be player, staff, stadium staff, security — whatever it may be — everyone is equal and part of the family.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) read more
The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates Congress for final passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorizes much-needed improvements to waterways that are vital to the transport of U.S. soybeans. Today, the Senate voted 79-14 to override the President’s veto of WRDA. Late Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted 361-54 to override the President’s veto.”Soybean growers appreciate the persistence of the Senate and House because the Water Resources Development Act is key to soybean sales,” said ASA President John Hoffman, a soybean grower from Waterloo, Iowa. “U.S. waterways are the most economical and environmentally friendly way to move U.S. soybeans to domestic and foreign markets.”More than 75 percent of U.S. soybean exports move to world ports through the Upper Mississippi and Illinois river systems. WRDA legislation will authorize funding for construction of seven new locks and other critical improvements on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers.”On behalf of our grower-members, ASA and its 25 state soybean affiliates have been working in Washington for many years to improve our nation’s waterways,” Hoffman said. “Although these authorized projects must still be funded through the annual federal appropriations process, we are very pleased that this major step has been accomplished.”More than 50 percent of U.S. locks and dams have aged beyond their life cycle and many are crumbling. In addition, many are unable to handle today’s barges that are twice as long as when the system was built in the 1930s. Because many barges must be split, higher transportation costs, lower commodity prices and fewer international sales for U.S. farmers occur. read more