Colombia’s ANH to award four onshore blocks to Parex Resources and CNE

first_img The offered blocks are said to have potential in gas and crude oil. (Credit: John R Perry from Pixabay) Colombia’s Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH) said that it will sign contracts for offering four onshore blocks in the country to Canadian oil and gas firms Parex Resources and CNE Oil & Gas.According to the national hydrocarbons agency, the associated investments for the blocks are estimated to be around $40m.The offered blocks are VIM 43, VIM 44, VMM 47, and LLA 134, which are said to have potential in gas and crude oil. They were offered under the Nation – Territory Coordination and Concurrence Procedure.The contracts with the Canadian firms will be signed on or after 30 November as no counteroffers were made during Colombia’s third cycle of the Permanent Process for the Assignment of Areas (PPAA).ANH said that the investments will cover the two phases of the exploration period, which are minimum exploration programme and additional exploration programme.Colombian Minister of Mines and Energy Diego Mesa Puyo said: “The results of the third cycle of the Permanent Process of Allocation of Areas demonstrate the progress of the reactivation of the hydrocarbons sector in Colombia that we have promoted since the National Government.“This sector will continue to be the linchpin of sustainable revival as the gateway to investment and employment generation, as well as the fundamental axis of our energy self-sufficiency.”ANH also announced that 16 companies have qualified for the fourth round of the PPAA, which will be launched on 20 November 2020 at the 3rd Oil and Gas Summit.Recently, CPVEN has provided a binding commercial offer to NGX Energy for gas drilling and services to develop SN-9 in Colombia.SN-9’s wells are NGX Energy’s 311,353 acre project in the Lower Magdalena Basin of Colombia, which is a prolific hydrocarbon producing region near the Caribbean coast. The associated investments for the blocks are estimated to be nearly $40mlast_img read more

Raiders lose timeout after Jon Gruden throws challenge flag inside of two minutes

first_imgPatrick Mahomes ➡️ Travis Kelce 🔥RT for a #ProBowlVote pic.twitter.com/OADNTEBl4u— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 2, 2018In real time, however, it was unclear if Kelce held on to the ball and completed the catch. So, Gruden decided to challenge the play and send a message to New York City.​But there were two problems. All scoring plays are automatically reviewed, and coaches aren’t allowed to throw a challenge flag inside of the last two minutes of a half. All scoring plays are automatically initiated by officials. Related News Jon Gruden cost the Raiders a timeout Sunday against the Chiefs.Kansas City star Patrick Mahomes appeared to find tight end Travis Kelce for a 6-yard touchdown with a little less than 10 seconds to play in the first half Sunday. “I knew exactly what I was doing, by the way. It wasn’t a very sensible thing to do,” Gruden said, via ProFootballTalk. “I wanted to challenge Al Riveron in New York City because I have people in the press box telling me that’s not a catch. Seeing plays overturned by somebody you can’t even see, I thought with three timeouts and seven seconds left I’d use one of my timeouts by giving Al a little extra time to look at that.”But I knew exactly what I was doing.”​​ The Raiders were docked a timeout because of Gruden’s mistake.#Raiders charged a timeout after Jon Gruden throws a challenge flag with less than 2 minutes to go in a half…— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) December 2, 2018Oakland went on to fall to Kansas City 40-33. This loss dropped them to 2-10 this season. Cowboys WR Amari Cooper says he has more passion in Dallaslast_img read more

Day Two – Men’s Amateur: England duo hit Route 66 on way to match play

first_img England colleagues Joe Long and Callum Farr hit Route 66 to motor into the last 64 of the English Men’s Amateur Championship.Gloucestershire’s Long and Farr, from Northamptonshire, carded course record scores on the Bracken at Woodhall Spa to make the knockout stages of the England Golf event.Boyce Hill golfer Jack Dyer also followed them in with a six under par round to join the duo in the record books and the match play stages after day two of the stroke play qualifying event.Long’s 36-hole total of nine-under par saw him lead the field by three shots and he will go into the match play as top seed.Farr’s 66 helped him recover from an opening round 79 on the Hotchkin which left him facing an early exit from the tournament.His two-round total of level par allowed him to comfortably make the cut which came at +4.Long admitted: “I didn’t know what the course record was, but it’s always nice to hear what you’ve achieved after playing well.“I managed to get the record at Royal Johannesburg when I was in South Africa over the winter with England too.“I’ve been playing consistently going into the championships and just hitting my driver so well.“My confidence is high so we’ll see where it takes me over the coming days.”The competition for silverware over the next four days promises to be as hot as the weather with a host of top names in contention to go all the way to Sunday’s 36-hole final.The 2019 Brabazon winner Ben Schmidt has been joined by England colleagues Arron Edwards-Hill, Robin Williams, Sam Broadhurst, Max Martin, Matty Lamb  and Sam Bairstow.Bairstow’s six-under par round of 67 on the Hotchkin course was particularly impressive on a day when the wind continued to blow and make the slick greens tricky to negotiate.However, it’s not just the young guns who are impressing this week.A man with local knowledge – Woodhall Spa’s recently-crowned club champion, Paul Wharton –  has also made the knockout rounds.Wharton is included the field for next week’s English Senior Men’s Amateur Championship – also being held on his home track. 29 Jul 2020 Day Two – Men’s Amateur: England duo hit Route 66 on way to match play last_img read more

MAN WHO WENT BERSERK IN HOTEL WITH HURLEY CLAIMS DRINK WAS SPIKED

first_imgA man who went berserk in a hotel and threatened another man with a hurley stick claimed his drink was spiked.Letterkenny Court.Paul Hughes, 42, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with possession of an article with intent to cause injury. But Hughes, who has no previous convictions, claimed he had no memory of the attack.The incident happened at the Downings Bay Hotel on August 9th last.The court heard that Hughes owns a mobile home close to the hotel and had been staying in the area and visiting the hotel for the past ten years.The hotel even gave Hughes a reference saying what an upstanding person he was and how he had never caused any trouble previously.He was also charged with being intoxicated and using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour in a public place.Solicitor for the accused, Ms Fiona Browne, told the court that her client felt his drink was spiked.“He has no other explanation but thinks his drink was spiked because he has no memory of what happened and did not even know the man he had attacked,” she said.Hughes, from Blackbog Road, Greencastle, Co Tyrone, told the court “I don’t remember anything about it. I went to the man the next day and apologised. I had never met him before.”The court heard how the victim did not want to proceed with any case against Hughes.The accused told Judge Paul Kelly that the hurley stick belonging to one of his children and had been kept in the caravan.Judge Kelly ordered Hughes to pay €500 to a local charity and struck the matter out.MAN WHO WENT BERSERK IN HOTEL WITH HURLEY CLAIMS DRINK WAS SPIKED was last modified: September 14th, 2015 by StephenShare 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

Mozilla Unveils Firefox OS Smartphones At Mobile World Congress

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement dan rowinski It started with a gecko, of sorts. It then became a fennec, a type of winter fox. Now, it is a smartphone, and soon it will be available all over the world.We are, of course, talking about Firefox OS, the open source, Web-based smartphone operating system created by Mozilla. The company announced Sunday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, that it has partnered with device manufacturers and mobile operators across the world to launch Firefox smartphones in 2013. Mozilla also officially launched the Firefox Marketplace, an app store featuring mobile Web applications and websites that will be able to operate on the new smartphones. Both the Firefox OS and Marketplace are optimized towards HTML5 development and open Web standards using Mozilla’s Firefox browser as its backbone. Mozilla claimed three initial manufacturers ready to build and deploy Firefox OS smartphones: LG, Alcatel and ZTE. These devices will be distributed to 17 global carriers in nine countries, including Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Serbia, Montenegro, Poland, Spain, Hungary and Venezuela. (Note that these are largely developing markets, and the list does not include the United States.) Since the announcement yesterday, Sony has also said that it would build and release Firefox OS smartphones in 2014. On the other hand, market leader Samsung has said that it is not interested in building smartphones for Mozilla (likely due to its investment in the similar Tizen platform).Mozilla’s EvolutionThe seed of Firefox OS came from Mozilla’s first ventures into the mobile browser wars against Android. Mozilla started with its rendering layout engine, Gecko, and applied it to Android as a third-party browser. Initially, the Gecko-boot of Firefox for Android was named Fennec. Mozilla then started thinking bigger.As HTML5 has evolved into the newest open Web standard, Mozilla became a leading developer and evangelist for HTML5 websites and apps. The problem that Mozilla had with smartphones, though, was that it was not possible to tie smartphone hardware capabilities to mobile browsers. If you ever hear of the “Web vs. Native” argument when it comes to apps, the issue of tying Web browsers to smartphone and tablet hardware (like a camera, accelerometer etc.) is central to the issue. Mozilla wanted to fix that and created what it calls Web APIs (application programming interfaces) to access hardware through a browser. (See more ReadWrite coverage of HTML5.)That goal was what ultimately led Mozilla to announce its own smartphones this year at Mobile World Congress. It has dedicated itself to open Web standards and mobile evolution, all in the name of consumer choice. Firefox OS smartphones will be extremely affordable and targeted at emerging smartphone markets where there is still a lot of potential to make a dent in the industry. Building The MarketplaceAs shown in the rise of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, the name of the game in smartphones is apps. Mozilla plans on leveraging the power of the Web to build out its app store by enabling websites and app developers to create apps for the mobile Web that can easily be integrated into Firefox OS. To start, Firefox announced that a variety of content and app partnerships with the likes of AirBnB, Box, Disney Mobile Games, EA Games, Facebook, Pulse News, Sound Cloud, Twitter and others. Mozilla stated that it will have a variety of games, news and media, productivity and business apps.When it comes to apps built for the likes of iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, many already have a core of HTML5 and Web-based technology powering them. Apps are often built as mobile websites and then “wrapped” with native properties to help them connect to device hardware before being deployed to the various native app stores. Mozilla’s plan is to eliminate that need to “wrap” apps and let developers build straight for the Web. The potential  is that almost any app that will work in browser can easily be deployed to the Firefox Marketplace, reducing the cost for developing and distributing apps.We will see the first Firefox OS smartphones in developing markets later this year. Does Firefox OS excite you? Let us know what you think of the project in the comments.  Related Posts center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Firefox OS#HTML5#international#mobile Web#Mozilla#smartphones The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Madhya Pradesh’s Bunder diamond mine, 12 other mineral blocks to be auctioned in September

first_imgThe government will auction 13 mineral blocks, including Bunder diamond mine in Madhya Pradesh, next month. The Bunder diamond mine in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh has reserves of around 34.20 million carats of diamond, according to the mines ministry.Two gold blocks, Chakariya mine at Singrauli and Imaliya gold block at Katni in Madhya Pradesh, are also among the 13 mines to be up for auction, it said.The government also plans to auction mines of limestone, base metal, bauxite and graphite, it said. According to the latest data, the government has so far auctioned 68 mineral blocks which are likely to accrue an estimated revenue of ₹1.99 lakh crore to State governments over a period of 50 years. Industry body FICCI had earlier in April called for expediting auctions of mineral blocks with known or explored reserves, highlighting that the average of such sales has nosedived to around 15 mines per year after the amendment in the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act.last_img read more

Isolated in Gulf, Qatar campaigns to protect 2022 World Cup

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Supreme Committee for Delivery Legacy, poses for a photo following an interview with The Associated Press in Sheffield, England on Thursday Nov. 9 2017. Following comments earlier this year attributed to German soccer federation president Reinhard Grindel, Al Thawadi said Thursday that “Qatar does not support terrorism. Qatar is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism.” APSHEFFIELD, England — The birthplace of modern soccer is now an unassuming site: A couple of pitches with no stands for supporters, and a ramshackle indoor facility where damp rises on the walls and paint peels from the goalposts.When Sheffield FC formed in this northern English steel city 160 years ago, the wealth awash in the modern game was unimaginable to the founders of the world’s first soccer club. The symbol of how vastly soccer has changed is thousands of miles away in the Gulf, where stadiums are springing up in the Qatari desert and tens of billions of dollars are invested in infrastructure to ensure a tiny nation can host the 32-team World Cup in 2022.ADVERTISEMENT An association with the trailblazing Sheffield FC, which plays eight divisions below the Premier League, might seem tenuous. But Al Thawadi studied law at the University of Sheffield and this week he returned after 16 years to finally collect his graduation certificate during a brief presentation.Sheffield FC sought Qatar’s assistance because it was fighting for its future and being overlooked in a country that hosts the world’s richest soccer league. It started in 2009 while Al Thawadi was canvassing for FIFA votes in South Africa, and led in 2015 to 100,000 pounds (then $153,000) being invested by Al Thawadi to help the women’s team. Now Al Thawadi is trying to spur investment from across the English game to allow Sheffield FC to leave its base on the outskirts of the city and build a 6,000-seat venue and museum at its spiritual home at Olive Grove.“Too often the money takes the lead with Paris Saint-Germain and Neymar,” Sheffield FC chairman Richard Tims said, discussing wealth in the modern game that saw the Brazil forward bought by the Qatar-owned French club for a world record 222 million euros in August. “This project is the other end of the game.”Clubs are being asked to donate a sum corresponding with their foundation year, and it started with Premier League champion Chelsea agreeing to hand over 1,905 British pounds at a low-key event inside the rundown sports hall at Olive Grove.Tims flattered his guests, proclaiming: “The new pioneers of football are Qatar.” Al Thawadi then sought to assure the small group of dignitaries that the backing for Sheffield FC is a sign of Qatar’s commitment to the wider game. It is not, Al Thawadi maintained in a later interview, about latching on to Sheffield FC to add a shiny veneer to Qatar’s battered image.“Sheffield FC represents the start of football,” he said, “but more importantly represents playing football for the love of the game.”Qatar, though, appears locked into a perpetual struggle, requiring charm offensives like the trip to England to protect its status as 2022 hosts.“If it means we have to continue every day validating our right to host this World Cup,” Al Thawadi said, “so be it.” The greatest threat to Qatar’s hosting status initially came from corruption investigators, who were troubled by some of the bid conduct but ultimately found there was no improper activity that swayed the vote.Censure came from labor watchdogs who believed a form of modern slavery formed the backbone of World Cup construction, and Qatar was compelled to safeguard rights and conditions for migrant workers. While progress has been made in a region unaccustomed to providing such protections, Qatar still faces demands to be more transparent about the cause of worker deaths and to eradicate exploitative practices like the “kafala” sponsorship system which binds workers to their employer.“The World Cup is a catalyst and an engine for accelerated reforms,” Al Thawadi said.Now more powerful forces are at play threatening the World Cup: Four Arab countries have severed diplomatic ties and placed Qatar under a blockade since June in a move claimed to stop the natural-gas-rich country from supporting terrorism — charges denied by Al Thawadi.“For whoever may want to bring this World Cup into a political debate, that is an action that they are doing unilaterally,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT But Olive Grove, where the first rules of the modern game were conceived by Sheffield FC’s founders, was the latest stop this week for Qatar World Cup leader Hassan Al Thawadi on a mission to convince the global football community that his country remains a worthy host of the FIFA showpiece.Seven years after the controversial vote and five years until kickoff, doubts linger about Qatar’s suitability and right to host the Middle East’s first World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I believe we will always be in campaign mode,” Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general of Qatar’s World Cup organizing committee, said at the self-styled “Home of Football” in an interview with The Associated Press. “Most host nations or host cities suffered from criticism.”Perhaps, but none on the scale faced by Qatar, which was unprepared for the sharp scrutiny that followed victory in the secret ballot that took the game’s biggest showcase to the smallest country yet. AP source: 3 UCLA players stay in China; team returns to US John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:25Cayetano’s beef with ABS CBN? Unfair air time during 2016 campaign00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. However sure Al Thawadi is, the World Cup will be played as scheduled from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18 2022 — contentiously chosen by FIFA to avoid the fierce summer heat in the usual June-July slot — and he is clearly troubled by attempts to undermine the tournament.A day after speaking to The AP in Sheffield, Al Thawadi ducked out of the royal box at Wembley Stadium in London just before watching England play Germany to launch a broadside against what he perceives as efforts by Qatar’s regional rivals to bring down the World Cup.Dubai’s security chief has already said the only way to end “Qatar’s crisis” was to give up the event, though he later said he was referring to the financial impact of hosting. An Emirati minister followed up by tweeting that Qatar’s hosting of the tournament should “include a repudiation of policies supporting extremism & terrorism.”Lobbying firms backed by the nations opposing Doha have increasingly targeted the World Cup, while Twitter has been promoting anonymous paid posts attacking Qatar’s fitness as a tournament host, citing corruption allegations and worker abuses.“We refuse to have this World Cup used as political pawn or a political tool because we believe in separating politics from sports … and using sports as a means of resolving conflict,” Al Thawadi said in the Wembley library. “I hope that the blockading nations see reason to be able to participate and join for the sake of the region benefiting out of this World Cup.”The crisis has exposed the scale of risks associated with taking the World Cup to a region in flux. Stadium costs are rising after Qatar was forced to find alternative routes to import building materials, and security concerns linger.“You can’t always prepare for a specific incident, but you can always prepare with contingency plans and be ready with a very resourceful and very quick and effective reactionary mindset as well,” Al Thawadi said. “As soon as the blockade occurred, we were able to put Plan B and Plan C quickly in place and address some of the concerns and challenges that the blockade caused.”Originally pitched to FIFA voters as a World Cup to benefit the Middle East, the idealism appears to have been sunk. The vision could potentially be revived by sharing games with neighbors, a proposition floated externally during the bid and still perceived as an objective in the region.“Qatar has always been open to dialogue,” Al Thawadi said. “It’s always been open and it’s always supported our brother nations, to the extent that if (sharing the World Cup) was the ultimate goal, all that would have required was a simple conversation.”For now, England is where Al Thawadi has come to speak to shore up support for his World Cup project. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

ONE: Iniong’s win streak ends with UD loss to Yamaguchi

first_imgRead Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The Japanese fighter is looking to challenge Lee for the belt anew, but told her to “take their time” when it came to her recovery. The hard-fighting Iniong, meanwhile, absorbed her first loss in Asia’s top mixed martial arts promotion, but not before giving Yamaguchi all she could handle in the ring. Iniong managed to stuff some of Yamaguchi’s takedowns attempts but her Japanese foe always found a way to try again. ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ The 27-year-old Team Lakay bet struggled to land solid blows against Yamaguchi, who controlled the action and showcased her superior grappling skills. It was the vengeance that Yamaguchi was looking for, three years since their last fight that ended in split decision in favor of Iniong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutYamaguchi then called out Angela Lee, who she was supposed to face for the ONE Atomweight belt before the Singaporean met a car accident tow eeeks ago.“I wanna avenge that loss too,” Yamaguchi told Lee, who had emotional entrance before the main card. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Japan’s Mei Yamaguchi vs Philippines’ Gina Iniong during their ONE: Immortal Pursuit bout at Singapore Stadium. INQUIRER PHOTO/Sherwin VardeleonSINGAPORE—- Gina Iniong put on a tough stand but Mei Yamaguchi just showed why she’s the top fighters in the division. Iniong had her win streak snapped as she bowed to Yamaguchi via unanimous decision in ONE: Immortal Pursuit at Singapore Stadium here. ADVERTISEMENT ONE: PH’s Corminal loses by submission to Lepont Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

2012 NT Titles

first_imgTeams will travel from many areas across the Territory to compete in the event, including East Arnhem, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy, Ramingining and from around Darwin to battle it out for the title of Mixed under 18, Mixed over 35’s, Men’s and Women’s Open champions. Under 18 teams include; Taminimin, Katherine High School, NPGA ST Johns, Alice Springs, Team Deadly, East Arnhem and the Red Dragons. This year will see the introduction of the Mixed over 35’s division and will see the Darwin Legends, the Mixtures, the Uni Titans and Gove all challenge for the title.In the Women’s Open division, seven teams will be competing in Darwin with Alice Springs, Gove, the Scorpions, Hoops 4 Health, the Prospects, the Titans and Ramingining all vying to be the Territory’s number one side.The Men’s Open division will see six teams competing with the AIRSNT Tigers, Alice Springs, the BOC Dodgers, Ramingining Warriors, the Bears and the Prospects all being represented in the premier division.This year’s titles will see Alice Springs in the Under 18’s, the BOC Dodgers in the Men’s Open and Hoops 4 Health in the Women’s Open divisions returning to defend their 2011 titles. The grand finals will be played out on Sunday afternoon with the Under 18’s game kicking proceedings off at 3.30pm, with the Men’s Open’s concluding the event with a 6.00pm final. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2012 NT Titles, please click on the link below:www.ntstatechamps.mytouchfooty.comLive updates of the scores during the finals will also be broadcast on TFA’s official Facebook page. To stay up to date with finals scores, please join us at 3.30pm on Sunday via:http://www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralialast_img read more

a month agoEverton boss Silva delighted with form of Yerry Mina

first_imgEverton boss Silva delighted with form of Yerry Minaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva is delighted with the form of Yerry Mina.Silva feels the Colombia defender is now showing his quality.He told the Liverpool Echo: “I am really happy with him. It was a tough season, last season, for Yerry Mina. He changed, two seasons ago, from Brazil to Barcelona and the top, top, top level in the world. He didn’t play so much but around that club, around those players every single day you are improving, playing or not.“After that he joined us in the Premier League, as an expensive signing and all of the things around that. Unfortunately for us, he had a bad injury in that period and lost two or three months. He had short, good moments, but he had some very good moments last season. The competition was tough and if you look at our central defenders last season, all of them improved but I am really happy with Yerry.“He is taking his role in the team, he is performing well. Like always he has many, many things to improve but I am really happy with him and I will tell you why.“What I can see in Yerry – his English is improving and all of these things – is one player who comes to Finch Farm everyday to improve and with a big desire to win, every single day and not just on a matchday, but everyday. He wants to learn, he is always paying attention to the feedback the technical staff give him and always with a big desire to improve and win. It is something I really appreciate in a football player, when they come everyday with a big, big desire to improve.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more