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Ganja plant, improvised weapons found during Lusignan Prison raid

first_imgJust over one week after alert prison officers foiled a plan to smuggle illicit items into the Lusignan Prison, a routine search on Monday at the East Coast Demerara facility unearthed a quantity of contraband items, including a ganja plant and over 30 improvised weapons.The search, which was carried out by ranks of the Joint Services, lasted some three hours, the Police said in a release on Wednesday.In addition to the ganja plant and the 31 improvised weapons found in the possession of inmates, other prohibited items found include: eight cellphones; 10 cellphone batteries; five cellphone chargers; two SIM cards; two memory cards; 11 pieces of metal pipes; nine pieces of wood; seven phone cards; one tattoo machine, along with ink; three ziplock bags with cannabis; one small bottle of cannabis seeds; one packet of cigarettes, and a quantity of ziplock bags.This incident comes on the heels of the June 11 attempt to smuggle contraband items. It was reported that just after midnight on June 11, Police and prison ranks stationed at the eastern towers of the Lusignan Prison spotted a male wearing a hoodie emerging from the nearby bushes.A “warning shot” was fired causing the suspect to flee back into the thick vegetation. The area was immediately combed, but the man was nowhere to be found. Nevertheless, the ranks discovered a bag containing a number of illicit items such as a lighter and cellphones, along with accessories.The smuggling of contraband items remains a perennial problem within the prison system and while authorities have been working to curb the practice, several prison officers have been caught facilitating the illegal trade, which is said to be “big business”.In fact, only last month, two prison ranks were charged and remanded after they were found with a parcel containing marijuana, which was given to them while on duty at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The culture of contraband smuggling has proven fatal on repeated occasions. A similar raid back in March 2016 led to inmates setting alight an entire holding block inside the Camp Street penitentiary, resulting in the deaths of 17 inmates. Just over a year later in July 2017, a riot broke out at the same facility when inmates started another fire that completely gutted the Georgetown Prisons. During that inferno, over a dozen inmates escaped and went into hiding. A few days later, 13 prisoners, including some who were moved from the burnt-out Camp Street prison, dug their way out of the Lusignan Prison.Authorities were able to recapture all but two of the escapees. The Director of Prisons earlier this year reassured the public that the search for the remaining escapees has not been abandoned.last_img read more

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No fresh approaches for Sanchez -Wenger

first_imgHowever, Wenger has stated that there has been no contact with clubs regarding a move for the player this month. He told a press conference, as quoted by Sky Sports: “I expect nothing, I am focused on tomorrow’s game. When solicitations happen you respond, at the moment it’s very quiet.”Sanchez’s current deal at Arsenal will expire at the end of the season when he will be able to sign for a new club as a free agent.The 29-year-old, who was signed from Barcelona in 2014, has made 19 Premier League appearances this campaign, scoring seven goals and providing three assists.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000According to reports surfacing on Monday night, Premier League leaders Manchester City are aiming to bid Sh4.1bn (£30m) to sign the Chile international in the current transfer window.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 9 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed the club have not been contacted with regards to a transfer move for star forward Alexis Sanchez.According to reports surfacing on Monday night, Premier League leaders Manchester City are aiming to bid Sh4.1bn (£30m) to sign the Chile international in the current transfer window.last_img read more

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Two newcomers best veteran Mikels in upset

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Foy received 38 percent, Dantona got 33 percent and Mikels ended up with 28 percent. Foy and Dantona will face off in November for the Fourth District seat. Foy said he was excited by the results and stressed his commitment to cutting government waste and promoting law enforcement. “We believed in the voters, and the voters believed in us and what we stood for and what we wanted to accomplish,” he said. “At the end of the day, the voters in this county want to be able to walk the streets and be protected; they want their homes, their schools and their businesses to be safe.” Dantona echoed that his campaign resonated with voters, saying, “We were able to put together a large group of people who cared about the issues and cared that they were being ignored.” Mikels said during the campaign that she had done a good job during her three terms of helping keep Ventura County financially sound and trying to reach fair resolutions when it came to disputes involving development, but Dantona said constituents were concerned the area was growing too fast and that Mikels tended to side with developers against residents. SIMI VALLEY – Judy Mikels had been through plenty of campaigns before in which opponents attacked her record on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors and said it was time for a change. And she trounced them. But this time around, in her bid for a fourth term representing the Simi Valley and Moorpark areas, two political unknowns somehow caught up to her, putting an end to a 12-year run on the board. Mikels ended up third Tuesday night behind Peter Foy, a businessman and rancher, and Jim Dantona, a consultant. On Wednesday, she wasn’t available for comment, but her campaign coordinator, Jarrod DeGonia, said she was surprised and disappointed. “The voters have made their decision, and she respects it,” he said. “Now is a time to re-evaluate what the future holds for her and her family.” Foy started his campaign just this spring and said he wanted to cut government waste, boost law enforcement and help the county recoup the costs of the federal government’s failure to control illegal immigration. Herbert Gooch, a California Lutheran University political science professor and authority on Ventura County politics, said Wednesday he was still shocked to see Mikels defeated. He noted that voter turnout in Ventura County was only 23.5 percent – unusually low for a gubernatorial primary election – and said that worked against Mikels. Although the race was nonpartisan, Foy, 50, and Mikels, 60, are Republicans, and Dantona, 57, is a Democrat. “The low turnout shrunk the number of voters toward the ideological core of both parties,” Gooch said. eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602160Want 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

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NIAMH DAVIS’ SPORTS INJURY CLINIC: WARMING UP AND COOLING DOWN AS IMPORTANT AS THE RACE

first_imgBY NIAMH DAVIS: The running season is upon us; the triathlons have begun and different types of competitions are popping up everywhere. Whether it’s a 5K, a 10K or a 15K, whatever it may be, it is tough on the body and you need to know how to look after any aches, niggles and pain.Studies have shown that long term runners who do not do adequate types of warm up, cool down or manage the injuries that accumulate over the miles, suffer serious consequences such as surgery for knee replacements, osteoporosis and irreversible degeneration of cartilage in the joints.  It’s not all gloom and doom though.Here are a few common running injuries that can be managed simply with a bit of know-how.The dreaded shin splints: This term is over used and given to any runner that gets a bit of pain in the shin.True shin splints are not so common. More likely the pain is just a tight tibialis anterior (the muscle on the outside of the shin bone) and will only take one session with a sports therapist or physio to have it rubbed out which will ease the pain. When it comes to the joints that get the most impact of your run, (hips, knees and ankles), it’s important to manage any pain you may feel.It’s safe to use ice on most areas of pain for 10-15 mins every other hour to reduce any swelling. This may cause slight temporary stiffness in the joint but this will go back to normal soon after the area warms up. Deep heat or freeze gel are also good alternative options that can work well for some people on joints and painful spots. Lower back pain can be caused by a lot of different things. It is very rare that two people have the same pain for the same reason so it is important to take a few days off and get it looked at by a professional.For those who are not suffering with specific pain it is still important to follow some basic steps to maintain muscles and joints. Everyone is different and if you are planning to start running long term then it is a good idea to go to your local sports therapist or a personal trainer experienced in running to help you set up goals and create a personalised warm up and mobility plan.If at any stage during your training plan or a competition you feel a sharp pain or feel like you have injured yourself then stop and get it seen to as soon as possible.In my experience a warm up before a run should not consist of static stretching (holding one pose for 30-40 seconds) it should be full of different movements that mimic the action you’re going to be doing during the race.Start with warming the joints, roll out your joints starting from the ankles all the way up to your neck and add a few light bounces on the spot to prepare your joints for the next stage (2-3 minutes in total).  Start to increase your heart rate; exercises like high knees, heels to bum and walking lunges and finish up with a brisk walk or a light jog.Do not skimp on the warm up, it will help prevent injuries so do spend time with it and find what works for you.Do the static stretches and use a foam roller on your legs after you have completed the run.Time spent on a cool down, as well as a sports massage within 48 hours after a race or a tough training session, will prevent muscle soreness over the next few days.If, for any reason, you can’t get for a massage then a nice warm bath with Epsom salts and another good stretch before bed is the next best thing.Training is about getting to know your limits and improving constantly so remember to keep adapting your maintenance to suit the type and amount of exercise that you are doing.Prevention is key and if in doubt don’t be afraid to ask other people’s advice and seek information from someone qualified and experienced in the field.Columnist Niamh Davis is a neuro-musclar physical therapist based at Fit-Hub, Mountain Top, Letterkenny.Her Facebook page is here:https://www.facebook.com/Neuromuscular11/?ref=ts&fref=tsNIAMH DAVIS’ SPORTS INJURY CLINIC: WARMING UP AND COOLING DOWN AS IMPORTANT AS THE RACE was last modified: April 16th, 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)Tags:Advicecool downsDonegal Dailysports advicewarm-upslast_img read more

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Man United could miss out to PSG in race for Juventus star

first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Alex Sandro is the subject of a transfer tug-of-war between Man United and PSG 1 RANKED IN DEMAND PSG are unlikely to do business until after July 1 due to Financial Fair Play regulations which may give United time to work on a deal of their own.Either way, it has been suggested that Juve will demand at least £60m for the Brazilian, who scored four goals in 26 Serie A outings last term. moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED center_img LIVING THE DREAM Paris Saint-Germain have held talks with Juventus regarding a summer swoop for key Manchester United target Alex Sandro.The flying full-back nearly joined Chelsea last summer but the deal failed to materialise and he stayed put at Juve. targets targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer His sparkling form continued throughout the season and now United are the latest club attempting to lure him to England.But those plans could be about to fall through as well, with French champions PSG stealing a march on United in the race to sign the 27-year-old.According to Tuttosport, PSG officials this week held talks with their Juve counterparts at a hotel in Milan regarding the sale of Sandro. LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.comlast_img read more

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KCCA FC depart for Namibia ahead of Champions League clash

first_img Tags: African Stars FCallan kyambaddeCAF Champions Leagueerisa ssekisambuJohne RevitaKCCA FCMike MutebiSimon Serunkumatop KCCA FC are the defending StarTimes Uganda Premier league champions. (PHOTOS/File)CAF Champions LeagueAfrican Stars FC vs KCCA FCSam Najoma Stadium, WindhoekSaturday, 10-07-2019KCCA FC have on Wednesday morning departed for Namibia ahead of their CAF Champions League first round game.The reigning StarTimes Uganda Premier league champions will take on African Stars at the Sam Najoma Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the first leg.A contingent of 35 personnel headed by FUFA’s Rogers Byamukama and two KCCA FC Board representative in Aggrey Ashaba and George Okello, has left the country at 6:50am via Entebbe Airport.They are expected to have two stop overs in Kigali-Rwanda and Johannesburg-South Africa before finally landing in Windhoek, Namibia later in the day (Wednesday).The contingent that has departed, comprises of 18 players, 7 coaches, 2 doctors, 2 media personnel and 2 administrators.Among the players, it is surprising that Allan Kyambadde was missing.Allan Kyambadde (left) is not part of the team that has travelled to Namibia.The former SC Villa midfielder has gone AWOL since the Uganda Cranes victory over Somalia last weekend, failing to return to his club for training.He was also not part of the team’s official season photo that was taken on Wednesday and it is understood that Kyambadde is seeking for a move away from KCCA FC.Also missing from the team are the three summer arrivals. Erisa Ssekisambu, John Revita and Simon Serunkuma have all been left home as the Kasasiros bid to earn an early advantage in the tie.Among the travelling team, three players will be making their continental debuts. These are; Kasozi Nicholas and newly promoted players from the club’s soccer academy Kato Samuel and Sadat Anaku.The return leg is on Friday 23rdAugust 2019 at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.The traveling contingentAdministratorsAggrey Ashaba (chairperson), Kirunga Michael (Finance Manager), George Okello, Kaddu Moses (Manager Administration and Operations), Magero Moses Mwanje (Public Relations Officer) and Babirye Aminah (Photographer/ Media Officer)The technical teamMike Hilary Mutebi (Manager), Byekwaso Morley (Assistant Manager), Kaddu Badru (First Team Coach), Kiwanuka Daniel (Goal Keeper Coach), Magera Jackson (Asst Coach 1), Malinga Richard (Asst Coach 2), Kabuye Robert (Asst Coach 3)The playersGoal keepersLukwago Charles (Captain) and Jamil MalyamunguDefenders Peter Magambo, Ssenjobe Eric, Kato Samuel, Fillbert Obenchan, Kizza Mustafa, Achai Herbert, Musana Hassan.MidfieldersBukenya Lawrence, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Sadam Juma, Gift Ali Abubakar, Kasozi NicholasForwardsSadat Anaku, Okello Allan, Mike Mutyaba and Kaddu Patrick.Comments last_img read more

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Indian weightlifter Ajay Singh makes India proud

first_imgWeightlifting as a sport has caught a lot of attention recently. It is about an athlete’s discipline in which he/she attempts to lift maximum weight of a barbell loaded with plates of different weights. The two competition lifts in order are snatch and clean and jerk. Each athlete receives three chances to lift, the total of the highest two lifts are combined and that determines the result in a particular category. The categories can vary for male and female.More on Ajay’s winIndian athletes now take up this sport and also succeed in it. A recent example is Ajay Singh. Singh won a bronze medal in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship 2017. This championship was held at Kathmandu, Nepal.He bagged the third place in 77 kg men’s junior by lifting 143 kg in snatch and 172 kg in clean and jerk. India’ tally was coming out to be two in the championship and his victory increased the count by one and made it three.Other winnersApart from Ajay there were many more athletes that made India proud earlier in this international championship.S Nirpupama Devi had won bronze in 69 kg women youth category and Konsam Ormila Devi from Manipur had won gold medal in the 44 kg category.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comadvertisementlast_img read more

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ONE INJURED IN SOUTH DAKOTA ACCIDENT ON I-29

first_imgTRAFFIC IS GETTING BACK TO NORMAL ON I-29 SOUTH NEAR ELK POINT.AN S-U-V AND TOW TRUCK COLLIDED AROUND 1:45PM AT MILE MARKER 12 BETWEEN JEFFERSON AND ELK POINT.ONE PERSON WAS INJURED IN THE SUV AND TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.THE NAME OF THE VICTIM AND SEVERITY OF THE INJURY HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.PHOTO COURTESY KMEG/KPTHlast_img

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OSU Defensive Power Rankings: Linebacker Could be Strength of Defense

first_imgYesterday we looked at the offensive side, and now it’s time to break down the defensive performance so far this season. This includes all games played (which obviously at this point is just one).5. Defensive End (Previously: 4)Triston Grant had the most solo tackles of any defensive end Thursday night, and he isn’t even on the depth chart.The defensive ends got little pressure on Tulsa’s inexperienced quarterbacks and flushed them out of the pocket time after time, which, while it wasn’t exclusively their fault, led to a few conversions on third and long.For a position where its proclamation was depth, the defensive ends’ strength in numbers looked took a while to take shape (and never really did in the pass rush). PBU1100002 Total Tkl2220006 Pen Yds001500015 INT0000000 TFL2111005 DTD. OsborneE. Smith Jr.D. DanielsT. CarterT. BakariC. MurrayTotal TDs vs.0000000 4. Cornerback (Previously: 5)No one is a bigger critic of the OSU cornerbacks than I am, but they did better than I thought they might.Here is the play that summed up the corners’ play best from Thursday. Tulsa was clearly trying to get after A.J. Green early and often (see his targets below).If other guys complete that ball, so be it. That would have to be a flawless toss, but 9-of-10 times, you will take that from an inexperienced corner in his first test as a starter. Improvement should be imminent. Yds vs.56200150091 Solo Tkl5011119 TFL0000000 PBU0000000 Pens0010001 FF0001001 Total Tkl5011119 Yds vs.3404119058 Total Tkl54221115 TFL0110002  LBC. WhitenerK. HenryK. E-McGruderJ. PhillipsC. BundageA. Og…K. TuckerD. HarperG. AkemTotal Comp4011107 Solo Tkl2110004 Solo Tkl65432321026 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Total Tkl83322220 Solo Tkl53322217 3. Safety (Previously: 1)This group is only so low because all of the others did particularly well.The play OSU got from its safeties, particularly Ramon Richards in his first start at the position, was not bad at all. In fact, I’ve heard and seen nothing but positive reviews of Richards’ play, especially his eyes in surveying the field and checking his reads and the quarterback.He looked solid, and as he said Monday, there wasn’t ever any grace period he needed to get acclimated.“I was already settled in from the jump,” Richards said. “I’ve been settled in. I’m ready.” Pens1000001 Comp3302008 Total Tkl76553322033 QBH1000000012 TDs vs.0000000 1. Linebacker (Previously: 2)The addition of Kenneth Edison-McGruder is such a game-changer. Calvin Bundage took a knock to the head and didn’t play for the second half, but through the first, they were flying around everywhere.Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer called a variety of fronts, including a 3-3-5 and 4-2, which allowed both guys to be on the field at once. Scary. Especially when Edison-McGruder picks up a fumble and rumbles home for an 82-yard score.They weren’t all that was good at this spot. Chad Whitener, Justin Phillips and even some of the depth players looked nice at what could end up being the defense’s best position group. Sacks0000000 Sacks0000000 2. Defensive Tackle (Previously: 3)The FOX guys in the studio after the game took a few shots at the Cowboys’ defensive line, but their take only told half of the story. DeQuinton Osborne looked like Vincent Taylor at times Thursday, and Darrion Daniels played well, too.One guy who caught my eye more than most others though was Enoch Smith Jr., a junior college transfer who was signed in the 2017 recruiting class. He played and performed better than I would venture to guess anyone expected.PFF Week 1 Big 12 Team of the Week – Defense pic.twitter.com/kTIrAcrajN— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 5, 2017This group looked far more potent than its friends to the outside, and that might be a redeeming factor for the Cowboys’ front four. TFL0110000002 DET. GrantJ. BrailfordV. LeveniJ. OwensC. WalterscheidT. WebberTotal ST. FlowersR. RichardsJ. MorrowD. CurryT. MwanikiZ. GreenTotal Solo Tkl34211011 INT0000000 Pen Yds150000015 Tgt91421017 Sacks0010000001 Tgt58220017 QBH0100001  CBA.J. GreenR. WilliamsM. HarperM. KearseB. BalousB. BrownTotal QBH0000000 TFL0000000last_img read more

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El Tri’s Gold Cup group perfection worth plenty

first_imgMexico didn’t have the strongest close to its group stage.El Tri manager Tata Martino was fuming after his team topped Martinique by just a goal. That’s understandable. The manager holds his team to a higher standard than simply results. The performance on the field wasn’t up to par for what we usually see from Mexico and certainly not what the team has shown early in the Martino era.A team with a mix of professional players and amateurs pushed El Tri nearly to the brink, putting a scare in the region’s biggest power. While fans aren’t necessarily at their panic stations, morale is suddenly at the lowest point it has been since Martino took charge in January. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Yet, getting out of the group with three victories is nothing to sneeze at. Mexico has done it just once before at the Gold Cup, with Chepo de la Torre guiding the team past a tough group that included the base of a Costa Rica team that would go on to the World Cup quarterfinals three years later and an El Salvador squad not yet rocked by a match manipulation scandal.It’s not common for Mexico or any other team to roll through the group with only victories. Before Mexico this year, the United States was the last team to do it. That was back in 2013, ages ago for a tournament contested every two years. In addition to El Tri, Jamaica also got through its group unscathed in 2011. The Americans also got three wins in 2007, the second tournament in which Concacaf used four-team groups.The historic accomplishment may be diminished with the fact that Concacaf expanded the tournament, adding four more teams for this edition. After all, the door also is open for Panama or the United States to also go through with nine points on the final day of group play.  But Mexico’s group featuring Canada, a former champion, Martinique and Cuba are hardly Gold Cup newcomers and it’s the only one in which every team will take part in League A of the Concacaf Nations League. The other thing to consider is how Martino was able to use the group stage to prepare his team well for the knockouts. In the build-up to the tournament, it looked like Mexico would reach the knockouts with a team hard-hit by injuries. Now, with the exception of Erick Gutierrez, it seems everyone is fresh.Martino has a healthy group and a well-defined starting XI that also can lean on players to come in as substitutes and make a difference after big performances in the group stages. No player is a better example of that than Uriel Antuna, who scored four goals and had an excellent assist in the group stage after nearly missing out on the roster. It’s not just the LA Galaxy attacker, though. Carlos Rodriguez and Jonathan dos Santos are essentially even at the right interior midfielder slot. Fernando Navarro proved himself a capable back-up at right back. With Rodolfo Pizarro and Hector Moreno back to full fitness, they should slot into the lineup and bring their skills and experience to a Mexico team that already includes plenty.That said, the margin for error is now slim. Lay a dud against Costa Rica on Saturday, and the tournament is over. “This isn’t something we might have hidden since before starting the tournament. We’ve always said it, and nothing changes,” Martino said of the team’s goal to win the entire tournament. “The important thing is characteristics and the form the team will have in matches where when it’s over you go or you stay. We’re going to see it from the quarterfinals. Nothing that happened today has to do with what can happen in the future in any way.”Well, in some ways it does. Mexico has built up toward the knockout stage with good results. It has continued to add to its winning streak. It has seen things it needs to correct and has nearly a week to correct those things.Martino is right that none of that will matter if Mexico doesn’t lift the trophy. The 2011 team is remembered for its pressure-packed win in the final at the Rose Bowl, not anything that happened while it was jockeying for knockout round positioning. But it’s worth taking a step back from the nail-biting finish against a Martinique team Mexico should’ve had an easier time against to recognize that as a whole the grop stage was what Mexico needed. Now it needs to move on to the next stage and prove it’s the team to beat in the region.last_img read more